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And of course - New York City

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Just the headline is all you need:

De Blasio to ban all large gatherings in NYC except Black Lives Matter protests

Video at this tweet - Mayor Waffle:

A direct quote from Rahm Emanuel. A very good look at the current crises and how the Democrat party is manipulating them for their profit - from Christopher Bedford writing at The Federalist:

The Anti-American Pattern Of Elites’ Coronavirus Restrictions
In a crisis, whether real or imagined, the elites’ priorities and suspicions take precedent and are very often laid bare. We see it in wartime, in longer-rolling natural disasters, in civil disorder, and in widespread disease.

Coronavirus is no different, and over the spring and early summer a pattern appeared amid the different virus restrictions enforced around the country. They all, it seems, roll downhill from America’s elites, and in 2020, downhill from the elite means against the aspects of our society the left is indifferent toward or actively opposes.

That isn’t to suggest the virus doesn’t exist, or that its existence is some kind of intentional or vast conspiracy. It doesn’t need to be when you’re in charge.

July 4 saw saw this borne out plainly. In Lewes, Delaware, a truck going the speed limit, decorated with Independence Day flare, was ticketed by an unmasked police officer for carrying a patriotic woman waving from the back. No “activities associated with” Independence Day would be permitted, Mayor Ted Becker declared, “out of concern for everyone’s safety.”

Christopher's thesis:

This is just a sampling of the corporate-backed outpouring of anti-American feeling — and coronavirus concern-trolling followed along, as it does for all American activities either not valued or actively opposed by American elites.

And this bon mot:

When virus panic first hit the country, closing its borders, shuttering its economy, and destroying the livelihoods of countless citizens, Pelosi’s Democrat whip, Jim Clyburn, told his colleagues it was “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.” While largely forgotten in the constantly shifting news cycle of the following months, his honest comments must be remembered and repeated.

Well worth reading - this is not a matter of police action and/or public health. This is a Palace Coup. They are trying to get rid of President Trump by any means possible. He is upsetting their little scam and they do not like it.

Bad actors to our North

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Looks like the United States does not have a monopoly on corruption in politics - looks like Canada has a bit of rot at the top. From The Post Millenial:

BREAKING: Trudeau busted for lying about WE scandal—cabinet made decision
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told media Wednesday morning that cabinet was responsible for making the final decision on awarding WE Charity—a youth charity with clear ties to Sophie Gregoire Trudeau—a government contract to administer the student grants, despite the Trudeau's family ties to the charity, that he "did not" recuse himself from the decision.

"We've long worked on youth issues, both as before I got into politics and since I've been in politics as youth critic, getting young people involved in serving their country, recognizing their desire to build a bigger, better Canada, particularly through this time of crisis, is something I believe in deeply," said Trudeau.

The office of the ethics commissioner announced late Friday afternoon that it will be investigating Trudeau for the awarding the $900 million to a charity with close ties to his family.

Trudeau, rather than take responsibility for the charity grant, is instead framing the decision as a passive one made by his cabinet, rather than one that he had direct involvement in.

Perfect response to this too - he deflects responsibility for his actions. Blames the board instead of having the cojones to step up and take the blame himself. A lot of that going around these days - actually, it always has been going around, we have just been made aware of the degree and the scope. Thank you President Trump. Bringing the rats out of the woodwork since 2016.

Some real rot at the top of the FBI as pieced together by sundance at The Last Refuge:

Why Did The DOJ Declassify and Release the FISA Application on July 21, 2018?….
On July 21, 2018, amid the apex of all things Trump-Russia being carefully narrated by the special counsel team, why did the DOJ release the Top Secret Classified Intelligence document known as the Carter Page FISA application?

At the time it happened everyone was so consumed with the content of the release, almost no-one stopped to ask that question. Except, well, me.

Put yourself back into that 2018 time-frame: the Trump-Russia collusion hoax was being pushed hard; the Nunes memo -vs- the Schiff memo was being argued and the media was writing furiously about leaks from anonymous sources “with knowledge of the investigation” etc. Congress was being blocked from all their document requests and their bucket lists for declassification. Rod Rosenstein was refusing to testify to the House Intel Committee led by Devin Nunes. The DOJ was blocking documents related to surveillance of President Trump. The media was saying there was no surveillance of Trump. Congress was desperate to break the stonewalling and asked President Trump to declassify a list of documents they provided. Rod Rosenstein threatened Trump that if he declassified documents it would be adding to a potential obstruction investigation and claim. Etc. Etc.

Hell, despite his recusal from these matters, AG Sessions was getting major heat over the blockage from DOJ… the battle was intense. Sessions announced an Illinois USAO John Laush to try and mediate the issues. Laush was a major fail.

Then, amid all of that stonewalling, blocking, redacting of documents, failure to unredact, and refusal to declassify…. suddenly, all of a sudden, presto, here’s the most top secret classified document release ever.

To fulfill a FOIA request by Judicial Watch and the New York Times.

A FOIA request?

Seriously?

Sundance does an excellent job of connecting the dots and establishing a timeline. Some really fascinating reading. The FBI was taken over by partisan hacks.

Of course it would be Seattle

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From The Post Millennial:

City of Seattle teaches white employees to 'undo their whiteness' in bizarre 'diversity training' sessions
Seattle conducted a training session for the city’s white employees, titled "Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness."

Christopher Rufo, a City Journal editor, investigated the city’s internal agenda through a public records request.

Rufo found out that Seattle’s "diversity trainers" inform white participants that "objectivity," "individualism," "and intellectualization" are all subconscious indications of “internalized racial oppression.”

He pointed out the self-defeating contradictions white employees face if they concede to this segregated list of affirmations. If a white employee speaks too much, that’s "imposition" or "paternalism." If a white employee speaks too little, "silence" is also "violence."

Classic Maoist "struggle session" - the people to be educated indoctrinated are so harassed and confused that they will believe anything after a few days. These people in Seattle are not doing anything new - this crap has been the standard operating procedure for communists since day one.

Sounds like the Seattle voters need to wake up or stand a good chance of losing their city for a long long time. Communism is voted in but it can take guns to get rid of it.

A recent case of Arkancide

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Putting two and two together from Wayne DuPree:

Just 9 Days Before Ghisliane’s Capture, Hollywood Mogul and Clinton/Epstein Close Pal Jumped From His 27th-Floor Apartment
They say “timing is everything.” And the timing of this man’s supposed “suicide” is very strange indeed.

By now, we all know it’s dangerous to be a good pal or an enemy of the Clintons.

It seems so many of their friends and foes meet untimely deaths, doesn’t it?

That’s the reason why the “Clinton Bodycount” is an urban legend.

He was a Hollywood writer/producer, real estate heir and mogul, and a dear friend to the Clintons, a flyer on the “Lolita Express” and a massive Clinton Foundation donor.

Mr. Bing plunged to his death when he “jumped” from the 27th floor of his luxury apartment in Century City.

And his connection with the Clinton crime family?

Mr. Bing was more than just a friend – it’s been said that Mr. Bing was paying. 2.5 million a year to the Clinton Foundation in order to be an “advisor” to the former president.

Shouldn’t that be the other way around? The guy who needs to be advised should be paying for the advisor, no?

I found this article from 2010 that talks about how Mr. Bing was “bought” his way into politics via the Clinton family.

Curious - much more at the site. Arkancide? Here

Moving away. From FOX News:

US officially withdraws from World Health Organization
President Donald Trump has officially withdrawn the United States from the World Health Organization.

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., tweeted Congress had received the notification Tuesday afternoon.

Menendez issued his usual half-truths and vitriol but the fact is there - we are withdrawing from the WHO. A great move. That organization is useless. They are partisan and not at all in the business of public health. WHO totally screwed the pooch on the Wuhan Flu and they did nothing but point fingers. They are in the pocket of Communist China.

Yet another fake race hoax - from BizPac Review:

Another hate crime hoax: Oregon commission candidate admits he wrote ‘racist’ letter to himself
An Oregon man gunning for a seat at the political table has joined the ranks of now notorious hate crime ‘hoaxers’ Jussie Smollett and Bubba Wallace.

A Hispanic candidate for an Oregon county commission seat has admitted he faked a ‘racist’ letter to himself, though he now says he never meant to “mislead” anyone.

Jonathan Lopez, who ran an unsuccessful primary campaign for a seat on the Umatilla County commission in May, had initially claimed that a racially-tinged letter had been left in his mailbox.

But in an email to the press on Monday, Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston said Lopez admitted to law enforcement that he wrote the letter.

The racists have to invent racism. They try to divide us - they try to tell us that we are racist. We are not - they are. Big difference.

Feeding at the trough

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Of course they are craven assholes, they are Democrats. You were seriously expecting something different?
From Breitbart:

Top Biden Donors Bailed Out by Trump’s Coronavirus Relief Program
While Joe Biden has been criticizing President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, some of the presumptive Democrat nominee’s top donors have been bailed out by the administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Funding disbursement data for the program unveiled on Monday by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin indicates that a number of individuals who have bankrolled Biden’s campaign have also benefited from PPP loans in recent months.

The article lists and links to financial data for the top couple offenders.

Nancy Pelosi's husband also had his hand out according to the New York Post:

Nancy Pelosi’s husband among lawmaker-linked PPP loan recipients

Given the choice between dollars and ethics, they choose dollars every single time. Every time.

An excellent essay from one of my favorite thinkers. From American Greatness:

An Industry of Untruth
The current revolution is based on a series of lies, misrepresentations, and distortions, whose weight will soon sink it.

Viral confusion
Unfortunately few in authority have been more wrong, and yet more self-righteously wrong, than the esteemed Dr. Anthony Fauci. Given his long service as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and his stature during the AIDS crisis, he has rightly been held up by the media as the gold standard of coronavirus information. The media has constructed Fauci as a constant corrective of Trump’s supposed “lies” about the utility of travel bans, analogies with a bad flu year, and logical endorsement of hydroxychloroquine as a “what do you have to lose” possible therapy.

But the omnipresent Fauci himself unfortunately has now lost credibility. The reason is that he has offered authoritative advice about facts, which either were not known or could not have been known at the time of his declarations.

Since January, Fauci has variously advised the nation both that the coronavirus probably was unlikely to cause a major health crisis in the United States and later that it might yet kill 240,000 Americans. In January, he praised China for its transparent handling of the coronavirus epidemic, not much later he conceded that perhaps they’d done a poor job of that. He has cautioned that the virus both poses low risks and, later, high risks, for Americans. Wearing masks, Fauci warned, was both of little utility and yet, later, essential. Hydroxychloroquine, he huffed, had little utility; when studies showed that it did, he still has kept mostly silent.

At various times, he emphasized that social distancing and avoiding optional activities were mandatory, but earlier that blind dating and going on cruise ships were permissible. Fauci weighed in on the inadvisability of restarting businesses prematurely, but he has displayed less certainty about the millions of demonstrators and rioters in the streets for a month violating quarantines. The point is not that he is human like all of us, but that in each of these cases he asserted such contradictions with near-divine certainty—and further confused the public in extremis.

Much more at the site - Dr. Hanson specifically addresses: Racial Violence, Iconoclasm and the constant Media Lies. A wide ranging look at what is going on here and how the media are trying (and with some low-information voters, succeeding) to pull the wool over our eyes. Well worth the 5-10 minutes to read. Dr. Hanson is a National Treasure.

Life in the big shitty

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Looks like New York City is going down the tubes - it does this every few decades. They elect a Republican mayor who cleans things up and then they go back to Democrats until it hits bottom. No memory. From the London Daily Mail:

Nightmare in New York: How Covid-19, BLM protests and a liberal mayor are turning the city into a no-go zone as murders skyrocket, shops are looted and 500,000 middle-class residents flee
Two bullet-ridden bodies lay sprawled on bloodstained concrete steps. Alongside, relatives of the victims are wailing and collapse to the ground. In another part of the city, a gang of youths use spray paint to disable security cameras before robbing a corner store. Later, video footage captures police officers sitting helplessly in their patrol car as a baying crowd hurls glass bottles at them.

This is lawless New York – a city that was once America’s glittering crown jewel but which risks descending into mob rule.

And some more:

According to figures released by the New York Police Department, for the first six months of this year, there were 176 murders, an increase of 23 per cent on the 143 killed during the same period last year.

The number of shooting victims has gone up 51 per cent to 616 this year. In June alone, there were 250 shootings compared to 97 in the same month last year. Month-on-month, burglaries are up 119 per cent and car thefts up 48 per cent.

Many blame New York’s liberal mayor, Bill de Blasio, who has slashed police funding by $1 billion (£800 million), ended the NYPD’s controversial ‘stop-and-frisk’ policy (which allowed police to stop and search anyone solely on the basis of ‘reasonable suspicion’) and who last week vowed to paint a huge Black Lives Matter sign outside President Trump’s flagship Trump Tower.

De Blasio has also introduced criminal justice reforms, including changes to bail for dozens of offences, which has meant violent criminals released on to the streets.

Much more at the site. Stunningly poor management and zero leadership.

For grins, here is the UHaul Index for moving between New York City and Key Biscayne, Florida

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So many trucks are leaving NYC for Florida that UHaul is able to charge a 140% premium. They need these trucks brought back for the next people to flee so they offer greatly reduced rates for people coming into NYC.

They have nothing of substance so they have to resort to cheating and Balkanizing us.

Branco puts it succinctly:

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The economy has been doing pretty well despite the Wuhan Flu manufactured panic. The employment numbers are up higher than forecast and things are getting back on track again. Here are some numbers that I really like - from CNS News:

Government Employment Down 1,469,000 Since February
There were 1,469,000 fewer people working for government in the United States in June than there were in February, according to the employment numbers released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Can you say Non-Essential Employee? I knew you could. Let us hope that this is the start of something wonderful.

From the United States Department of Justice:

Chinese National Guilty of Laundering Millions for Mexican Drug Cartels
A Chinese national pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with laundering more than $4 million in drug proceeds generated by large-scale cocaine trafficking in the United States.

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department's Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District of Virginia; Special Agent in Charge Wendy C. Woolcock of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Special Operations Division and Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey T. Scott of the DEA Louisville Field Division; Jason Crosby, Chief of the Criminal Investigations Division of the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service (DSS); and Special Agent in Charge James Gibbons of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Chicago, Illinois, made the announcement after U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema accepted the plea.

According to court documents, Xueyong Wu, 40, cultivated relationships with Latin American drug trafficking organizations to transport and launder their United States-based drug proceeds. Wu is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 29.

Much of this money was repatriated to Mexico through a complex series of international financial transactions. Wu received a percentage of the money involved in these transactions as compensation for organizing these laundering activities. Much of this money was generated through movement of cocaine or payment for cocaine that took place within the Eastern District of Virginia.

Got to keep that sweet drug money flowing - Chuck and Nancy need their anonymous campaign contributions. Why else do they work so hard to keep the border open? Good work guys!

Life in Chicago

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As a reminder, Chicago has some of the most draconian gun laws in the nation. From FOX News:

67 shot, 13 fatally, over Fourth of July weekend in Chicago so far
Thirteen people have been killed and at least 54 others injured in shootings across Chicago so far over the Fourth of July weekend.

Nine of the weekend’s victims were minors, and two of the children died from their injuries.

And we still have Sunday (today) to go. Great leadership there Groot...

They decided to change the name of their team. From America's Newspaper of Record, The Babylon Bee:

Redskins Change Name To 'Lizard People' To Better Represent Population Of Washington, D.C.
There has been much talk about renaming the Washington Redskins, since their offensive name has no place in our modern, enlightened society that has done away with all other immorality and sin.

The District of Columbia informed the team that they cannot return to playing within the district until they have a name that is more fitting for a team representing the capital of our country. To that end, the team officially announced today they would be renaming themselves to "The Washington Lizard People."

"This is a much better name, far more reflective of the great city of Washington, D.C.," said Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C.'s representative. "All the politicians, bureaucrats, and leaders here in the district felt the name had great appeal."

Politicians immediately expressed their support for the name change, saying they can relate to a team called the Lizard People. "I see a name like Lizard People, and I know that's a team I can be proud of," said Adam Schiff, his eyes hungrily following a fly buzzing around the room. He licked his lips. "Much better than that Redskins nonsense. Hey, look over there, is that Vladimir Putin?" As reporters turned to look, Schiff shot a long tongue out of his mouth, lightning-quick, and nabbed the fly. "Oh, must have been mistaken," he said, shrugging.

"I pushed for 'The Turtles,'" said Mitch McConnell. "But Lizard People is acceptable, I suppose. It implies patriotism, good football, and a reptilian conspiracy to enslave puny, meaningless humanity beneath the glorious, scaly claws of lizardkind, humans forever in subjugation to their cosmic superiors, MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

"I mean, um... can you believe how bad Nancy Pelosi is?"

Interesting report from The Daily Telegraph:

How Ghislaine Maxwell and Kevin Spacey relaxed at Buckingham Palace 'as guests of Prince Andrew'
Sitting on the Queen’s throne in Buckingham Palace, Ghislaine Maxwell gives a regal wave for the camera.

Seated next to her in the place normally occupied by the Duke of Edinburgh is Kevin Spacey, the Hollywood actor accused but never convicted of multiple sexual offences.

The Daily Telegraph has been told the pair were invited into the throne room on a private tour of the Palace organised by the Duke of York, a close friend of Ms Maxwell’s.

Obtained exclusively by The Telegraph, the photo was taken in 2002 and shows Maxwell in a mock royal pose with Spacey pretending to be Prince Philip. It is a far cry from Ms Maxwell’s current predicament.

This is going to be fun. The timing could not be better for the upcoming elections. Now if they can keep her alive long enough to testify. A lot of nervous people out there.

She was done in by the 'rona:

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Found over at Busted Knuckles - this is a parody (check the publication date:  11, July 2020) but still... Prescient?

About all those new COVID cases

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This is not a pandemic, this is a manipulation of data. A short video at Conservative Treehouse:

And the link to the document that she is citing. What used to be one confirmed case (by medical test) can now be up to 17 probable cases which are counted as ongoing COVID infections. Serious fudging of numbers. There is also a place in the document where it instructs Coroners on how to fill out Death Certificates - a possible COVID infection at the time of death (by Leukimia in their example) is counted as a COVID fatality.

Much more at the site.

Arkancide - the clock is ticking

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There have been enough murders and "odd" suicides around the Clintons that the term Arkancide has come into the public lexicon. Website here: Arkancide

Now, with Ms. Maxwell being arrested...

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Well, when you put it that way...

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From Woodsterman:

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And you were expecting anything different? From the New York Post:

Seattle sees 525 percent spike in crime thanks to CHOP: Mayor Durkan
Seattle saw a staggering 525 percent spike in crime as a result of the violence that swept through the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, according to Mayor Jenny Durkan.

Durkan’s emergency order booting protesters from the six-block cop-free zone makes mention of the “narcotics use and violent crime, including rape, robbery, assault, and increased gang activity” within CHOP since it first emerged in early June.

June 2 to June 30 saw the 525 percent jump in crime compared to the same period last year.

It was all "The Summer of Love" until they showed up at the door of her house. Then, she got serious and CHOP was gone in a few days.

The Russians again. From PJ Media:

Here's Why the 'Russian Bounties' Story Is the New 'Russian Collusion' Hoax
Last week, the New York Times published a report claiming that “a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops,” and that President Trump has done nothing about it despite being briefed on it in March.

Democrats, true to form, expressed more outrage at Trump for allegedly ignoring the intel than they did at Russia, but that’s par for the course. Since the report has come out it has become apparent that the New York Times’ claims are likely not true and Democrats jumped the gun by attacking Trump.

For starters, John Ratcliffe, the Director of National Intelligence, quickly debunked the story. “I have confirmed that neither the President nor the Vice President were ever briefed on any intelligence alleged by the New York Times in its reporting yesterday,” he tweeted. “The White House statement addressing this issue earlier today, which denied such a briefing occurred, was accurate. The New York Times reporting, and all other subsequent news reports about such an alleged briefing are inaccurate.”

More Fake News - tiresome. They have nothing so they keep hammering with fabrication after fabrication. Lie after lie. Anything to keep the narrative afloat. Problem is that the low-information voter actually believes this crap.

Black Lives Matter is a power grab. They care nothing for the common man and everything for acquiring cash and political power.
From The Washington Free Beacon:

BLM Activists Are Funneling Donations Back to Their Own Companies, Documents Show
The left-wing activist and former Bernie Sanders surrogate Shaun King is among the most visible faces of the Black Lives Matter movement. The former Daily Kos blogger is also one of its prominent fundraisers: In 2017, King founded a political action committee—the Real Justice PAC—with an eye toward driving criminal-justice reform across the country using the same mass mobilization techniques employed by the Sanders campaign.

But over the past 15 months, the Real Justice PAC, staffed by a number of left-wing activists, has funneled a quarter of the money it has brought in back to companies linked to PAC leaders.

Since January of 2019, the PAC has cut dozens of checks totaling more than $460,000 to three political consultancy firms linked to PAC employees. The PAC's data strategist, Jin Ding, and its treasurer, Becky Bond, manage two of them: Social Practice LLC and Bernal Alto LLC. The third—Middle Seat Consulting—was cofounded by one of the PAC's original leaders, Hector Sigala.

Much more at the site - links to documentation. These people are playing a big shell game with some 501(c)3 corporations. They are promoting a false narrative to the public.

An interesting number

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Lockdown, Nursing homes, etc...

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Guess where?

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Photo from a 3rd world shithole:

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Where is it? Here

On the heels of the FCC declaring them a national security threat

A presentation by Christopher Balding at the Oslo Freedom Forum:

From the site:

China scholar and economics expert Christopher Balding, reveals why was Huawei accused of working with the Chinese Communist Party to collect data on its users. China, being the most surveilled country in the world, with millions of tracking devices, raises concern as evidence shows that the way business is done often ends on human rights violations and democratic oppression. What are the limits of technologies in China?

China is asshoe.  Two websites with more to come:

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Of course - from station WTOL-11:

4 Toledo City Council members arrested amid 'pay-to-play' bribery probe
Democrats Larry Sykes, Yvonne Harper, Tyrone Riley and Gary Johnson were named in a complaint Tuesday. Attorney Keith Mitchell is accused of funneling bribes.

Four Toledo City Council members and one local attorney are accused of participating in a bribery and extortion scheme that encouraged soliciting and/or accepting cash, checks, money orders or other things of value from local business owners in exchange for their votes on city council.

The scheme was revealed in a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Named in the filing are Democratic council members Larry Sykes (At-Large), Yvonne Harper (District 4), Gary Johnson (At-Large) and Tyrone Riley (District 1).

The federal charges of bribery and extortion carry maximum penalties of 10 years and 20 years in prison, respectively, according to US Attorney Justin Herdman.

All Democrats - what were you expecting? Much more at the site including a copy of the Federal Complaint. Nice to see these low-life's being rolled up and put away.

Mail-in voting - corruption free

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Yeah - right. From The Daily Signal:

1 in 5 Ballots Rejected as Fraud Charged in New Jersey Mail-In Election
Following accusations of widespread fraud, voter intimidation, and ballot theft in the May 12 municipal elections in Paterson, New Jersey, state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced Thursday he is charging four men with voter fraud—including the vice president of the City Council and a candidate for that body.

With races still undecided, control of the council hangs in the balance. Paterson is New Jersey’s third-largest city and the election will decide the fate of a municipal budget in excess of $300 million, in addition to hundreds of millions more in education spending and state aid.

In the City Council election, 16,747 vote-by-mail ballots were received, but only 13,557 votes were counted. More than 3,190 votes, 19% of the total ballots cast, were disqualified by the board of elections.

They have nothing to offer so they have to cheat. Simple as that.

If he gets elected - from CNBC:

Biden tells donors: I’m going to get rid of most of Trump’s tax cuts ‘and a lot of you may not like that’
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden told potential donors to his campaign that his administration would end most of President Donald Trump’s multitrillion-dollar tax cuts – even though “a lot of you may not like that.”

Biden’s warning to his backers came as the candidate laid out an ambitious suite of policy goals during a virtual campaign fundraiser on Monday.

No clue. He has zero comprehension of basic economics.

Heh - the Wuhan flu

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So true:

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Found over at Knuckledraggin

From the Federal Communications Commission:

FCC Prohibits Subsidized Huawei and ZTE Gear From America’s Networks
WASHINGTON, DC, June 30, 2020—Today, the Federal Communications Commission formally determined that Huawei and ZTE pose a national security threat to the integrity of our communications networks and communications supply chain. This decision means that funds from the FCC’s Universal Service Fund cannot be used to purchase, obtain, maintain, improve, modify, or otherwise support any equipment or services provided by Huawei or ZTE.

This designation is the latest step that the FCC has taken to secure America’s communications networks from the threats posed by Communist China and bad actors that might do its bidding. Those efforts include prohibiting a company linked to Communist China from connecting to our communications networks, directing numerous other entities to show cause why their authority to remain connected to our networks should not be revoked, and launching a proceeding aimed at removing Huawei and ZTE gear from our communications networks.

“We cannot treat Huawei and ZTE as anything less than a threat to our collective security,” Commissioner Carr stated. “Communist China intends to surveil persons within our borders and engage in large-scale, industrial espionage. Nothing short of prohibiting subsidized Huawei and ZTE gear from our networks could address this serious national security threat. After all, Chinese law does not meaningfully restrain the Communist regime given its authoritarian nature.

Good. They are not on our side. Look at the security holes in TikTok and Zoom.

Looks like our Governor Inslee is getting some pushback - from NOQ Report:

Jay Inslee forced to move press conference inside over hecklers: ‘We will not comply, we are not sheep’
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has been at the forefront of both the original coronavirus lockdowns and now the “2nd wave” of lockdowns being passed down by authoritarians across the country. Fear of the disease, which thus far has been far less deadly than the carnage caused by the economic catastrophe caused by the lockdowns, has given Democrats like Inslee (as well as some Republicans) carte blanche in pushing their control agenda.

Protesters at his press conference today voiced their concerns. Though the group was small, they were vocal enough to prompt the governor to move the briefing indoors and away fro the yelling crowd.

Ashley Stubbs was there and has some video:

And of course:

Once inside, he proceeded to lay out his plans to attempt enforcement of his executive order calling for mandatory face masks, indoors and outdoors. While acknowledging he’s aware there will be less compliance with this round of lockdown orders, he offered no concrete plan on how he intends to punish those who break his mandate.

Part of his and other authoritarians’ push to ramp up the lockdowns included the standard fearmongering we’ve seen since the coronavirus became an issue in the United States. He declared that one hospital was nearly at capacity with only one ICU bed remaining. Notably, he did not share statistics from other nearby hospitals or give a total on ICU capacity. Anecdotal data has been a hallmark of the Governor’s push for lockdowns from the beginning.

Anecdotal data as well as the output from the computer models - these are the models that have been consistently well over 10 to 100 times higher than actual observed data. Fail.

And your answer?

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I'm waiting...

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Money problems in WA State

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Looks like they did not have any contingency plans in their budget - something that you always need to have.
From The Seattle Times:

Washington state may need federal loans to cover unemployment claims by year’s end
Washington state may need to borrow federal funds to cover claims for jobless benefits after a new forecast shows a likely shortfall in the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund.

The shortfall, announced Monday by the state Employment Security Department (ESD), reflects the unprecedented number of layoffs during the pandemic coupled with a new forecast for a slower economic recovery and lingering unemployment in Washington state.

The ESD, which has often struggled to process claims for benefits, was also hit by widespread fraud that siphoned off hundreds of millions of dollars in both state and federal unemployment benefits.

The state’s unemployment trust fund, which stood at $4.7 billion on March 1, is now at $2.8 billion and is expected to be depleted by late 2020 or early 2021, ESD officials said.

Yet another example of poor management from our Governor and our State bureaucracy. Unemployment benefits (which are funded by business owners - we pay for this through our taxes) are running out and yet, in the bowels of Olympia, there are hundreds of State employees with degrees in underwater diversity theory taking home $150K/year with full medical, benefits and pension.

As soon as the government of WA State made the decision to shut down, they should have hunkered down, stopped all unnecessary spending (funding for arts, social programs, etc...) and been fiscally prudent until the pandemic was over.

Of course, one agency will not change their behavior because some other agency might need funding or resources. That is the Governor's job and he is not doing it.

When the liberal media comes after a liberal politician, things are really bad. From The Seattle Times:

Western State’s failure rests with Gov. Inslee
The reasons Washington state’s largest psychiatric facility just lost millions in federal funding should come as no surprise to state officials.

Federal inspectors have been citing myriad problems at Western State Hospital since 2015. They even gave the hospital a rare second chance to shape up.

Finally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week decided enough was enough. After the Lakewood hospital failed yet another inspection, the agency announced Western State would lose its federal certification and $53 million in funding starting July 1. That’s money the state now has to make up.

This latest blow highlights the ongoing failures of leadership, internal governance and quality control that have persisted at the hospital under Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s watch, despite the state Legislature continually throwing money at the problem since Inslee took office in 2013.

He is a bad leader - no two ways about it. What really gives me the chills is this little line at the end:

Last month, Inslee announced a five-year plan to start moving civilly committed patients out of Western State and into community treatment facilities.

Two things.

First - the idea of a Five-Year Plan is a direct cut+and+paste from this kind of government:

Five-year plans for the national economy of the Soviet Union were a series of nationwide centralized economic plans in the Soviet Union. The plans were developed by a state planning committee based on the theory of productive forces that was part of the general guidelines of the Communist Party for economic development. Fulfilling the plan became the watchword of Soviet bureaucracy (see Overview of the Soviet economic planning process).

The same method of planning was also adopted by most other communist states, including the People's Republic of China. Nazi Germany emulated the practice in its four-year plan designed to bring Germany to war-readiness.

These plans generally failed as a massively centralized government is not an efficient government. Never has been. Never will be.

Second - the act of moving civilly committed patients into community treatment facilities was the genesis of the whole homeless problem. It was a failed attempt by the liberals to recognize the "individual rights" of the mentally ill and to allow them to make their own choices as to how to live their lives. I wrote about that here:

Starting around 1970, the progressives started lobbying against these psychiatric hospitals calling them inhumane. They started pushing for Deinstitutionalisation and for the social rights and justice for the mentally ill. These people were transfered from their safe environment and their care was shifted from in-house 24/7 care to walk-in centers where they had to take it upon themselves to visit and to show up for appointments for their treatment. President John F. Kennedy's Community Mental Health Act is the keystone of this program. 

I wrote more about that here too.

Governor Inslee is hurting Washington State with his incompetent leadership. His "big idea" is couched in 1940's Communist rhetoric and it tries to do what was done already in the 1970s and failed.

There are some good people out there - they need to be voted into office. I am partial to this guy.

From Big League Politics:

Supreme Court Rules That Foreign Soros-Backed Operatives Do Not Have First Amendment Rights
The Supreme Court issued a ruling on Monday making it clear that a major front of progressive billionaire oligarch George Soros does not have 1st Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution.

In the case of Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International, Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and John Roberts ruled against 1st Amendment right for the Soros front. Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented against the majority while Justice Elena Kagan did not take part in the case.

The Alliance for Open Society International hoped to soak up federal funds earmarked to stop HIV/AIDS throughout the world. However, they hit a snag due to an act of Congress banning any group that supports prostitution from taking these funds. The pro-hooker leftist group attempted to sue to get around that act of Congress, but were rebuked by the conservative majority. Kavanaugh wrote the majority opinion for the case.

Quoted from the Majority Opinion:

“We appreciate that plaintiffs would prefer to affiliate with foreign organizations that do not oppose prostitution,” Kavanaugh wrote. “But Congress required foreign organizations to oppose prostitution in return for American funding. And plaintiffs cannot export their own First Amendment rights to shield foreign organizations from Congress’s funding conditions.”

“Those foreign organizations are legally separate from the American organizations. And because foreign organizations operating abroad do not possess constitutional rights, those foreign organizations do not have a First Amendment right to disregard the Policy Requirement,” he continued.

“In sum, plaintiffs’ foreign affiliates are foreign organizations, and foreign organizations operating abroad possess no rights under the U. S. Constitution,” Kavanaugh concluded.

Nice and succinct. Interesting in that Soros has enough money to hire the best lawyers out there and they still failed. Punch back twice as hard. Open society is a major funder of the Black Lives Matter cartel as well as a bunch of other progie organizations.

In Joe's basement

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The man who would be King is still living in his basement. His minders let him out every so often for a contrived media event and then he is shuttled back. Here is a recent candid photo:

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Tip of the hat to Pitnipes Gripes

Trouble in the Left

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Some interesting thoughts from Rotten Chestnuts:

Losing Slower
I’m increasingly convinced that the Left have screwed the pooch. bigtime.

First, consider the argument, detailed below, that the “Left” is far from a monolith. To us outsiders, it looks like one big, shiny black obelisk of bugfuck lunacy, but it’s actually more like an avalanche — a whole bunch of little pebbles of bugfuck lunacy flowing willy-nilly in the same general direction. The general direction in which they’re flowing is, of course, “the destruction of Western society,” and that’s step two of my argument: The pebbles at the front of the avalanche believe they’re somehow controlling the avalanche… but meanwhile, the big boulders in the back know better. For them, this is endgame.

As Z Man keeps pointing out, lots of what we’re seeing in the Imperial Crapital is a palace coup. There’s open civil war on the Left. I, too, have been beating this drum for years. The orcs and their True Believer enablers in the Media are fed up with triangulation and half-measures. As radical as Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff et al seem to us, the orcs and their propagandists see nothing but geriatric White milquetoasts. They hate Boomers for the same reasons we do, but double, because while we hate them for not riding gracefully into the sunset like every previous generation, the orcs, being natural conspirazoids, see The Man keeping them down again.

We look at Pelosi and see our parents and grandparents, who missed out on the Summer of Love and never got over it. We see them as fundamentally narcissists, and while that doesn’t excuse them in the slightest, it means that their actions have no grand plan, no deep design. Narcissism, you’ll recall, is the bone-deep conviction that life is a movie, and you’re the star. It doesn’t matter to a movie star if the movie he’s in bombs at the box office. To him, the important thing — the only thing — is that he’s the star. Pelosi et al are doing whatever it takes to keep themselves strutting and fretting on stage for another brief hour, that’s all.

They look at Pelosi et al and see The Man. White people are no strangers to paranoia, of course, but our out-and-out conspirazoids, the real tinfoil hat-wearers, are, for us, the fringe of the fringe. As anyone who has been around POCs can confirm (and you can see for yourself if you dare venture into the fever swamps of social media), they’re pretty much all tinfoil-hatted crackpots. Blacks, especially, believe any paranoid nonsense they stumble across, so long as Whitey is the villain (and he always is), but the rest of them aren’t much better….

There is a lot more at the site - this is a very well-crafted rant and very much worth the ten minutes spent reading it.

Bad for us. Worse for them.

This will turn out as expected - liberals seem to not comprehend that actions have consequences.
From the New York Post:

De Blasio plans to cut NYPD budget by $1 billion as NYC shootings spike
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he’s come up with a plan to cut or transfer $1 billion from the NYPD’s $6 billion budget and would not guarantee the department’s headcount won’t shrink — even as shootings surge across the city.

“I’m excited to say we have a plan that can achieve real reform, that can achieve real redistribution — while at the same time ensure that we keep our city safe, while we make sure that our officers are on patrol around where we need them around this city,” de Blasio said during his daily City Hall press briefing.

“We can do this, we can strike the balance, we can keep this city safe,” he later added.

And, of course, he will waffle and kick the can down the street when this blows up in his face. Liberals seem to have a really hard time understanding that events in the future are not created by their narrative - they are created by the actions of the present. Once again, liberalism is a form of mental illness.

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