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Barkey's family tree

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Turns out Obama's Mom has two separate slave-owners in their history. Wonder if he will be canceled.

More - story developing but this was first discovered in 2008. Buried?

Joe today - his handlers are losing him

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He was trotted out to the 9/11 memorial in New York City - his actions bring to mind the old term: Senile Agitation


Reminds me of those old advertisements for Thorazine - looks like Joe could use a dose.  Love the other faces - Bill is looking straight ahead, Hillary is shooting daggers, Barkey is saying goodbye to his legacy, Joe is being Joe, Jill is looking to Warren Bill who isn't having any of it.


And this classic:


Biden's speech today - COVID

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The hands inside this puppet are seriously overreaching. Using power that they do not have.

Good day to be a lawyer...

This just in from Jeff Dunham:

Truth in 1:30

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Brutal advertisement from Save America PAC

That is Doctor Jill Biden to you peons.  From the London Daily Mail:
Just the headline and bullet points are enough:

White House calls Fox News 'disgusting' and demands an apology for segment saying Jill Biden 'failed the country' by letting her 'mentally frail' husband Joe run for president
Jill Biden's press secretary Michael La Rosa demanded Fox News apologize

    • He was reacting to a Sunday segment on Fox & Friends in which co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy seemed to partially blame the first lady for Afghanistan
    • Campos-Duffy suggested the first lady would have stopped Biden from running for president if she 'loved' him and said Biden is 'mentally frail'
    • Campos-Duffy said she was making the comments as a fellow 'political spouse'
    • Her husband Sean Duffy served in the House of Representatives until 2019
    • Criticism of Fox News poured in on Twitter over Camps-Duffy's comments

This is elder abuse plain and simple...

The devil is in the details - H.R.4980

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What is H.R.4980 you might ask?  Good question.  Here is the website:

H.R.4980 - To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to ensure that any individual traveling on a flight that departs from or arrives to an airport inside the United States or a territory of the United States is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and for other purposes.

This bill is "still in the process of being introduced" (ie: still being larded with pork) but you gotta love those four words at the end.  We are going to do this for that, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Well attended despite persistent rainfall:


The video had some shots of the overflow crowd too - no idea as to venue size but easily 40K people there.

Groundswell - the present administration overstepped and things are lining up against them.

What the other is doing - from the Conservative Treehouse:

Pentagon Unaware of State Department Security Alert Telling Americans Not To Come to Kabul Airport
In keeping with the FUBAR dynamic… a deeper, perhaps more concerning, picture is emerging.  The Pentagon held a press briefing today with Defense Department spokesperson John Kirby and Maj. General Hank Taylor.  After initial comments, the first question was about the State Department telling Americans not to attempt to come to the airport.  Kirby and Taylor did not know about it.

Defense Department Spokesperson John Kirby was put in a very uncomfortable position of answering questions about a State Department alert he was not knowledgeable about.

Video at the site.  These are supposed to be our top people. Not just a State Department alert, this was a Security Alert published on the website for the Afghanistan Embassy this morning. For them to not know about this speaks volumes about the dysfunction in our Nation's government. Sundance looks a bit deeper and outlines the various powers jockying for position here:

As such, the picture starts to gain clarity…. The State Dept is turning against the White House to protect itself.

Now, here is where you need to overlay the narrative engineers. Remember, the State Dept public relations outlet is CNN. The CIA use The Washington Post. The FBI use Politico and the New York Times. I have repeatedly outlined this synergy because it is times like this when that understanding brings clarity to the picture.

At the same time, the Dept of State (DoS) is undermining the Pentagon. CNN is turning against the White House. Can you see the ideological framework now? DoS and CNN have a common purpose and agenda.

Around the world, various governments know that CNN and CNNi are essentially U.S. State Media. That is why our adversaries talk about CNN as propaganda for U.S. strategic interests. If you have followed this for years, you have many reference points.

Because CNN is the narrative engineering outlet for the State Dept, CNN is also aligned in favor of their sister institution, the CIA. Together, the three institutions operate globally with a synergy and collaborative message.

Within this Deep State internecine battle, and with CNN and DoS turning against Joe Biden, that means the CIA now aligns against the White House. [Tripwire Alert: look for the Washington Post to start undermining Joe Biden/White House]. Keep in mind, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki used to be the spokesperson for the State Department. Have you seen Psaki recently? There you go….

More at the site - everyone is operating in CYA mode.  Interesting times.  President Trump's first term of office brought these machinations out into the public view for most people for the first time. Now, even though the office of President is held by someone friendly to the deep-state, things are beginning to further unravel and we see the cracks starting to develop. Gonna be a fun ride if we survive as a nation.  I have hope that we are approaching the Spiritual Faith, Courage and Liberty portions of the Tytler Cycle. Lord knows we certainly have the other portions in abundance.

Eight months and 27 days apart

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From My Pensieve


It is all falling apart. 269 days. They told us that they had the best and the brightest.

They really believed that they had the best and the brightest - they were all telling themselves this.

Amazing what a little Dunning-Kruger can do when combined with some Confirmation Bias

Some raving cases of cognitive dissonance in DC right about now.

I bet that there are a lot of therapists in DC who wished they could get a book deal...

Unreal - here is a screen-cap as this is going to get memory-holed real soon now:


From the article at the Los Angeles Times:

Column: Larry Elder is the Black face of white supremacy. You’ve been warned
Larry Elder smiled the smug smile of a Black conservative who could very well be liberal California’s next governor.

The whole column is an object lesson in bias - promoting one narrative while ignoring the underlying questions.
A bit more:

I won’t lie. Few things infuriate me more than watching a Black person use willful blindness and cherry-picked facts to make overly simplistic arguments that whitewash the complex problems that come along with being Black in America.

And throughout his career — as a radio host, as a talking head for Fox News and now as a gubernatorial candidate — Elder has made a point of doing just that, usually with a lot of taunting and toddler-like name-calling of his ideological enemies in the process.

I'll just leave it here.  The writer is engaging in the logical fallacy (and here) known as argumentum ad hominem - in other words, the author has zero argument to rebut Elder's stated position so they seek instead to make fun of him.  To Niggerize him to borrow a term from Dr. Cornel West. To lessen his stature.  To make him seem to be an intellectual light-weight.

Little does the author realize that this is clear to see and their actions only serve to undermine their own credibility. Kudos to the Los Angeles Times for so openly presenting itself as a purveyor of hype and hearsay and the author as nothing more than a partisan hack.

People liked the free government shit but they are tired of all the other stuff that comes with it.  The pendulum is swinging back.  People are craving good leadership, not top-down control. Big difference.

So true - Milton Friedman

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"To the free man, the country is the collection of individuals who compose it, not something over and above them. He is proud of a common heritage and loyal to common traditions. But he regards government as a means, an instrumentality, neither a grantor of favors and gifts, nor a master or god to be blindly worshipped and served."
--Milton Friedman (1912-2006) American economist

Joe's 1:00 PM presser today

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Pushing that Big Lie - a quote:

“I have seen no question of our credibility from our allies around the world. I have spoken with our NATO allies, we’ve spoken with our NATO allies through our secretary of state (points to Blinken). Our National Security Advisor (points to Sullivan) has been in contact with his counterparts throughout the world and our allies; as has my […] secretary of defense (points to Austin), the fact of the matter is I have not seen that. As a matter of fact the exact opposite I have gotten”

Opposite of the reality. Bizarro world come to life. Steven Green fact checks the presentation:

Fact-Checking Biden's Address: Lies, Damned Lies, and the White House Teleprompter
I’m relying on the White House release of Presidentish Joe Biden’s remarks.

Shall we get right to it?

CLAIM: “My national security team and I have been closely monitoring the situation on the ground in Afghanistan and moving quickly to execute the plans we had put in place to respond to every constituency, including — and contingency — including the rapid collapse we’re seeing now.”

REALITYBiden Scrapped Trump’s Afghanistan Rescue Plan. “Raheem Kassam revealed on Wednesday that under President Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo’s State Department had ordered the creation of a ‘Contingency and Crisis Response’ office whose job would be avoiding ‘a future Benghazi-style situation for Americans overseas.’ But while Biden lied to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday that ‘We planned for every contingency,’ behind the scenes, Biden’s State Department had already ‘revoked the funding and the approval’ for Trump’s response team, according to Kassam.”

I’d also add that had Biden planned for every contingency, things would look several hells of a lot different in Kabul right now.

Ten more CLAIM / REALITY checkups at the site.  For such a short "speech", it was full of so many lies.

Remember this?  Not bad as advertising goes - hits the heart.  Glad she did not win - really glad:

Segue to today:


Big tip 'o the tuque to Small Dead Animals.

He reiterated his plan this afternoon - his website:

Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America
First you bring out all of the American citizens. Then you bring out ALL equipment. Then you bomb the bases into smithereens—AND THEN YOU BRING OUT THE MILITARY. You don’t do it in reverse order like Biden and our woke Generals did.

No chaos, no death—they wouldn’t even know we left!

What he said.

President Trump - a two-fer

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From his website - first:

This plane should have been full of Americans. America First! 


And then, this observation:

What took place yesterday in Afghanistan made our withdrawal from Vietnam look like child’s play. Perhaps in World history, there has never been a withdrawal operation that has been handled so disastrously. A President who has been illegitimately elected has brought great shame, in many ways, to our Country!

Truth. Plain and simple. What is surprising is that people expected better.

Nap time for Joe

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Things need urgent attention but Joe takes the weekend off.  From the New York Post:

Critics slam Biden’s long-weekend silence as Afghanistan falls to Taliban
Republican leaders are slamming President Biden for taking a long weekend out of the public eye as major cities fall to the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Biden on Thursday sent 3,000 US troops to Kabul to evacuate embassy workers as the Taliban seized Herat and Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second- and third-largest cities — but he hasn’t commented publicly on the crisis since Tuesday.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Friday that Biden “must immediately focus all efforts on making sure there is a plan to safely extract all American service members and civilians still remaining in Afghanistan.”

“He also owes the American public an answer on what he plans to do to make sure the region doesn’t turn into a breeding ground for more violent extremism that will lead to large-scale global attacks of terrorism,” McCarthy said.

So far in over their heads.  They are running on ideology and not facts.

But it's OK - Joe likes it there:

White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended Biden’s weekend plans on Wednesday, telling reporters he enjoys the “beautiful scenery there.”

“He likes Camp David. It’s a place to be outside, spend time with family, and certainly has beautiful, beautiful scenery there,” she said.

Plus they have pudding on Thursday.  President G.W. Bush was excoriated in the media for spending so much time at his ranch in Crawford, TX. No mention that his ranch was a fully functional remote White House with communications.  He met world leaders there. Biden's big decisions are what to have for desert on those days they do not have pudding.

It has long been suspected that Senator Ilhan Omar married her brother to circumvent immigration statues.
Now, it seems that there is proof - from the London Daily Mail:

Is this the proof that Ilhan Omar married her own brother to bypass US immigration rules? Conservative group's DNA test from 'congresswoman's cigarette butt' purports to show 99.99% match to her second husband Ahmed Elmi

    • A supposed DNA match between Rep. Ilhan Omar and her second husband Ahmed Elmi allegedly proves that the two are siblings
    • It has long been rumored that Omar and Elmi are siblings, but because of a lack of paperwork in war-torn Somalia, positive proof has never been uncovered
    • The match says that Omar's DNA was taken from a cigarette butt, while Elmi's DNA purportedly came from a drinking straw
    • Although Omar is not known to be a smoker, a grainy photo appears to show her smoking outside of her Washington, DC home
    • Republican strategist Anton Lazzaro posted the results hours before he was arrested and charged with trafficking underage girls for sex
    • Omar’s spokesperson is already discrediting the report due to Lazzaro’s involvement
    • A shadowy Republican group is behind the surreptitious sleuthing and claims this finally proves the two are siblings

Persistent claims that leftist congresswoman Ilhan Omar married her own brother to get around US immigration laws may be legitimized by what appears to be a conclusive DNA test.

The results of the test assert that there is a 99.999998% chance that Omar and her second husband Ahmed Elmi are siblings.

The report, drawn up by Endeavor DNA Laboratories does not name either Omar or Elmi, instead referring to them as 'Sibling 1' and 'Sibling 2.' understands that Omar is Sibling 1.

It says that Sibling 1's sample was garnered from a cigarette butt and Sibling 2's from a drinking straw.

Quite the interesting story - much more at the site.

A great start - fantastic advertisement:

Spot on. The elite are not aware of how tone-deaf they are.  They are very much in the minority.
It is time to remind them of that fact.

His campaign website: Teddy Daniels for Congress

100% true

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These people never learn

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There was already an established precedent. From National File:

Capitol Hill Police Officer Claims, Without Evidence, That Crowd of Trump Supporters Repeatedly Called Him N****r On 1/6
Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn told the January 6 Select Committee, without evidence, that a crowd of Trump supporters repeatedly called him a racial slur during the protests.

Dunn, a Capitol Police officer who is an admitted Democrat, spoke during the first hearing of the January 6 Select Committee on Tuesday, and described various scenes that strain credulity and supposedly occurred during the protests. Dunn said that he told many of them to leave the Capitol building, but in response they allegedly yelled, “no man, this is our house. President Trump invited us here. We’re here to stop the steal. Joe Biden is not the President. Nobody voted for Joe Biden.”

He then claimed that after he informed the protesters that he, in fact, voted for Biden, the revelation prompted a “torrent of racial epithets” being thrown from the crowd towards him. “One woman in a pink MAGA shirt yelled, ‘you hear that guys? This n****r voted for Joe Biden’,” he said. “Then the crowd, perhaps around 20 people, joined in screaming, ‘boo! F**king n*****r!’ No-one had ever, ever called me a n****r while wearing the uniform of a Capitol Police officer,” Dunn added.

EGAP = Everybody's Got A Phone
You would think that the liberal media would be frothing at the mouth to be able to air some footage of a Trump supporter calling a uniformed Capitol Police Officer the "N" word.  CNN would have paid $100K for that video file - just to reinforce their narrative. The person who recorded it would be able to write their own ticket - talk shows, maybe even a book deal. They would never have to worry about that student loan for their MA in Gender Studies.

Instead? Crickets.

And the precedent? From March of 2010

Tea party protesters call Georgia's John Lewis 'nigger'
Demonstrators outside the U.S. Capitol, angry over the proposed health care bill, shouted "nigger" Saturday at U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia congressman and civil rights icon who was nearly beaten to death during an Alabama march in the 1960s.

No More Beer Summits: Tea Party 'N-Word' Incident Didn't Happen, And the Congressional Black Caucus Owes America an Apology
Rep. Andre Carson wants to change the subject. I don’t blame him.

On April 13, 2010 he told AP reporter Jesse Washington, “I think we need to move toward a dialogue that explores why this kind of divisive and reprehensible language is still making it into our political debate.”

The “divisive and reprehensible language” that Rep. Carson is referring to is his claim that while he left the Cannon office building on March 20 with Rep. John Lewis, they were verbally assaulted by health care protesters hurling the “N-word” at them. He said the scene was so hostile he “expected rocks to come” when he was coming out of Cannon.

I wanted to see the evidence. I wanted the truth. In the course of our search we have actually uncovered further video evidence that casts serious doubt on Rep.Carson’s claims

And Andrew's offer:

When I offered a reward of $100,000 to be donated to the United Negro College Fund if anyone produced video and audio evidence that this occurred, I was accused of a publicity stunt (because everyone knows that the best way to get publicity in America is to accuse a civil rights icon of lying about racism). Rep. Carson himself suggested that my challenge was “a veiled attempt to justify actions that are simply unjustifiable.” Get it? He calls protesters racist and if you ask him to prove it, you’re a racist, too.

Needless to say, no one has claimed the $100,000.

Photographs of the event showed a lot of cell phones being held out to record the goings on.
Nobody claimed the $100,000 reward.

The internet is forever - the idiots who make these claims (and yes, they are idiots - they are simply not that intelligent) would have been wise to study where tactics like this have been successful and where they have failed.  Never go full retard.  You do not want to go full retard.

CNN better come up with something quick if it wants to survive.  They certainly are not making any money with what they are doing now.  From American Greatness:

CNN’s Sparsely-Attended Biden Town Hall Flops in the Cable News Ratings
CNN’s town hall event with Joe Biden bombed Wednesday night, trailing not only Fox News, but also MSNBC in the Nielsen ratings.

The town hall train-wreck, which was moderated by Don Lemon at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio, reportedly averaged only 1.5 million viewers from 8-9:30 p.m. ET, compared to 2.7 million viewers for Fox News during the same time period.

MSNBC averaged 1.6 million viewers, placing CNN’s highly promoted event in third place among the top cable news stations. A CNN town hall with Biden in February did significantly better, drawing 3.5 million viewers, and beating the audience of both Fox News and MSNBC.

The sparsely-attended event was dubbed a train-wreck after Biden repeatedly struggled to focus, babbling incoherently when asked to address important issues.

And we already saw the video of Biden with Alan Jones' commentary earlier today.

The guy is having serious problems and to all of his handlers?
I want to see them brought up on charges of elder abuse.

It will be interesting to see if anyone tries to invoke the 25th Amendment. Harris is in waay over her head and not at all popular. Pelosi?  Maybe this is what she is angling for. Wouldn't put it past her - she is #3 after all.

Their pronouns - politicians

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Here are the correct pronouns for most politicians (and those people who enable them):


The *Resident's security detail

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Properly labeled:


Don't mess with Texas

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Got to love it - some Texas State Representatives learn that actions have consequences.
If they want a seat at the adults table, they have to be...  'ya know... adults.
From Tyler O'neil writing at PJ Media:

Texas Dems Vote With Their Feet... for a Federal Takeover of Election Law
Almost every single Democrat in the Texas House of Representatives plans to leave Austin on Monday in an attempt to stymie the special session that Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) called. As PJ Media’s Bryan Preston reported, Abbott called the special session in order to advance legislation on election integrity, border security, social media censorship, family violence prevention, protecting women’s sports, fighting critical race theory, and curbing access to abortion-inducing drugs, among other things.

At least 58 of the 67 Democrats in the Texas House plan to skip out on their jobs, an echo of the stunt Democrats pulled in 2003, NBC News reported. The move would paralyze the chamber.

Most of the Democrats plan to fly to Washington, D.C., in order to rally for H.R. 1, the federal takeover of elections that Democrats dub the “For the People Act.” According to NBC News’ source, most the Democrats plan to fly on two private jets.

Under the Texas Constitution, the legislature requires a quorum of two-thirds of lawmakers to be present to conduct state business. Absent lawmakers can be legally compelled to return to the Capitol, so state police may arrest the Democrats who skip out on their jobs.

And, considering that last paragraph - from American Military News:

Texas House votes to track down, arrest 58 Democrat members who fled if they don’t return
Members of the Texas state House voted 76-4 to deploy law enforcement to track down and arrest 58 Democrat members who fled the state to break quorum to prevent a vote on a Republican-backed election bill.

The House members voted on two motions brought by Rep. Will Metcalf, chair of the House Administration Committee to record present session members, ban members in attendance from leaving the chamber without first obtaining approval, and enable “the sergeant at arms, or officers appointed by him, send for all absentees … under warrant of arrest if necessary.”

Heh - they had their fun.  Love the photos from the bus with the case of Miller Lite on the seat and from the private airplane. Now, it is time to pay the piper. Want to act like a six-year old? You get time-out.

Trying to watch it but it keeps breaking up.  Do not know how many people are logged in but I am guessing that the servers are experiencing a bit higher than usual load.  I'll try again tomorrow.

Funny too - for shits and giggles, I looked on YouTube and there he was: President Donald Trump's Full Speech At CPAC | The New York Times

Clicked and turned out it was a speech from Feb 24, 2017 that had been posted.  Trust the New York Times to do something like this.  Of course, if they ever do own up to it, they will call it an IT Error and publish an apology at the bottom of page 17.

From The Epoch Times:

Pennsylvania Department of State Tells Counties Not to Allow Outside Access to Voting Systems
The Pennsylvania agency in charge of elections has issued a new directive telling counties not to let outside parties access electronic voting systems or components of such systems, such as tabulators and ballot printers.

The directive from the Pennsylvania Department of State, released on July 9, states that county boards of elections “shall not” provide any access to third parties that are seeking to examine the systems or system components.

If the counties do allow access, the voting equipment that’s examined “will be considered no longer secure or reliable to use in subsequent elections,” and the department will withdraw its certification for the equipment.

“Such access by third parties undermines chain of custody requirements and strict access limitations necessary to prevent both intentional and inadvertent tampering with electronic voting systems,” Acting Pennsylvania Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid, appointed in February by Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf, said in a statement. “It also jeopardizes the security and integrity of the systems and will prevent electronic voting system vendors from affirming that the systems continue to meet Commonwealth security standards and U.S. Election Assistance Commission certification.”

Their reasons are epic in their bogosity.  If the auditors were able to make changes in the way the voting machines operate, the Secretary of State could determine this and correct the next time the machines were used in an election.  A simple matter of resetting them to factory specs and reloading the software.

If there is nothing to hide in the 2020 Presidential Election, why are so many Democrats throwing up such a hissy fit over a simple audit. They reveal themselves in their protest.


Suprised that they are not invoking a kitchen sink - they list everything else.
The equivalent of throwing a handfull of poo and seeing what sticks.
See what happens in a court of law.

A few days ago, it was announced that Pennsylvania would be going through an audit of the 2020 November election. Needless to say, for some strange incomprehensible reason, a certain wing of the government is throwing up all kinds of roadblocks.  Almost as though there was somthing that they wanted to hide:

The good news is that the State of Pennsylvania is going ahead with the audit.
State Senator Doug Mastriano:

Wonderful news - take our country back from the corrupt hands and get it back into the hands of We The People.

If there was nothing to worry about, the Democrats would not be moving heaven and earth to stop these audits.

A very thorough job - from The Epoch Times:

Arizona Senate Conducting New Count of Maricopa County Ballots
The ballots cast in Arizona’s largest county in the 2020 election will be counted for a third time on orders from the state’s Senate.

Nearly 2.1 million ballots submitted in Maricopa County for the presidential contest were tabulated, as normal, by election officials. They were recounted by hand by audit teams hired by the Arizona Senate in a process that was completed late last month.

Now the Senate will do its own recount that will provide a number to compare to those from the county and from the auditors.

“Maricopa County says there’s 2,089,563 ballots. We did the hand count, and they’re finalizing that number, but we just wanted a third number to tie everything together, make sure we have more—the more data points, the better,” former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, the Senate’s audit liaison, told The Epoch Times.

The new count will focus on the number of ballots and will not count the actual votes, unlike the first two tabulations.

Very good idea - if there was a swath of ballots brought in at the last moment to sway the vote towards Biden, the democrats would want to make them dissapear.  To do a total tally now at the end of the process will showcase this if it has happened. There have been enough reports of ballots on different paper, ballots with xeroxed votes, mail-in ballots with unfolded paper, etc... to know that something was very rotten.

Clever and simple idea.

Good news from New York City

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The good guy won the vote even through the deep state tried to fix it.
From The New York Post:

Eric Adams declared winner of the primary, most likely next NYC mayor
Eric Adams won the Democratic nomination in the race to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio — squeaking out a narrow victory in the ranked-choice primary, according to a preliminary count of the final vote tally Tuesday evening.

Adams emerged narrowly ahead of Kathryn Garcia, 50.5 percent to 49.5 percent, according to unofficial figures posted on the BOE’s website.

Adams declared the primary race over in an evening statement.

Garcia was the deep-state choice - Adams is a Democrat but he is a retired Police Officer and is very conservative. A classical liberal. Needless to say, there were some voting "irregularities" which almost tipped the race to Garcia.

Compare and contrast

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*Resident Biden won with 80,000,000 votes - or so they tell us.  He recently did a whistle-stop tour through Michigan (a very safe Democrat state) and here are the people lining up to see him during his stop at the ice cream stand/grocery store:


Here is President Trump speaking to the 45,000 people filling the stands at the Sarasota, Florida Fairgrounds:


Meanwhile, another 375,000 people tuned in to the live broadcast and watched him speak online.  Good speech. I was one of them.

Tell me again, who is the more popular?  Who won the election?

A national symbol recuses itself

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Swiped from Bayou Renaissance Man:


Not to forget - Independence Day

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Federalism in one meme

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Statement from Buckingham Palace

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On August 24th, 1814 units of the British Army , in conjunction with the Royal Marines, came ashore in the American State of Maryland, and proceeded to capture the American Capital of Washington D.C. Once in possession of the city, as a legitimate reprisal under the laws of war, Our forces proceeded to set afire every public building in the city, including both the White House and the Congressional Chambers; sparing only the Patent Office, in the name of scientific advancement.

Given that the bicentennial of these events has recently passed, I would like to take this opportunity to assure the citizens of the United States that, in light of the deep and permanent ties that have since arisen between our two nations, it would be quite impossible for Our Armed Forces to again burn all of the governmental offices in Washington D.C. and certainly not while they are occupied.

So please stop asking.

Thank you.

H.M. Elizabeth II

Tip of the hat from Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man

Looks like the Biden interregnum is experiencing extreme inflation.
Same as his policies are forcing on us. Saw this at the London Daily Mail:

Jen Psaki tops the most expensive White House payroll in HISTORY: Press secretary is one of 22 Biden staffers getting $180K a year in list of 567 staffers that cost taxpayers $49.6M
President Joe Biden has the most expensive payroll in White House history with 22 aides, including press secretary Jen Psaki and chief of staff Ron Klain, making the maximum yearly salary of $180,000.

The White House on Thursday released its annual staff report to Congress, revealing the salaries of 567 White House employees, which cost taxpayers $49.6 million.

The projected four-year costs of Biden's White House payroll could top $200 million, according to an analysis by Forbes, which would top the staff costs of the past two presidents.

Adjusted for inflation, the Trump administration spent $164.3 million during his one term in office and the Obama administration spent $188.5 million in his first term.

I got curious and looked for President Trump's numbers - everything points to around 370 people, not 567.
One article here at Heavy (from July 31st, 2017):

Donald Trump White House Staff: Full List of Employees
President Donald Trump is continuing to shake up his staff, with White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci departing the administration on Friday.

This is the third high-profile White House departure to take place just in the last 10 days alone. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus also recently announced their resignations.

Clearly, this White House has been a bit chaotic, with firings and hirings happening almost every week. But there are also hundreds of White House employees who we never hear from and whose names have virtually never been in the news. Recently, the White House released its full list of employees, also including their salaries and pay basis.

According to this list, there are currently 377 people working in the White House. This includes five people who contribute to speech writing: Brittany Baldwin, Vincent Haley, Ryan Jarmula, Theodore Royer, and Ross Worthington.

President Trump was able to accomplish a lot more with 66.5% of the staff. All President Biden's staff have to do is give him his meds, make sure he gets his pudding and keep Harris from propping her feet up on the Resolute desk.

Politico is a proud member of the Democrat Media Cartel.  For them to publish something this critical of our beloved Vice President indicates that things are worse than we realize. From Politico:

‘Not a healthy environment’: Kamala Harris’ office rife with dissent
When Vice President Kamala Harris finally made the decision to visit the Mexico border last week, people inside her own office were blindsided by the news.

For days, aides and outside allies had been calling and texting with each other about the political fallout that a potential trip would entail. But when it became known that she was going to El Paso, it left many scrambling, including officials who were responsible for making travel arrangements and others outside the VP’s office charged with crafting the messaging across the administration.

The handling of the border visit was the latest chaotic moment for a staff that’s quickly become mired in them. Harris’ team is experiencing low morale, porous lines of communication and diminished trust among aides and senior officials. Much of the frustration internally is directed at Tina Flournoy, Harris’ chief of staff, a veteran of Democratic politics who began working for her earlier this year.

In interviews, 22 current and former vice presidential aides, administration officials and associates of Harris and Biden described a tense and at times dour office atmosphere. Aides and allies said Flournoy, in an apparent effort to protect Harris, has instead created an insular environment where ideas are ignored or met with harsh dismissals and decisions are dragged out. Often, they said, she refuses to take responsibility for delicate issues and blames staffers for the negative results that ensue.

She was over her head as a lawyer, let alone the California Attorney General, let alone Vice President.
I can't wait for the 25th Ammendment to kick in and her to ascend to the Presidency.
Welcome to the shit-show.

From New York City station WPIX:

Board of Elections appears to delete latest NYC mayoral primary numbers after acknowledging discrepancy
Just hours after New York City’s Board of Elections released ranked choice voting numbers showing a shrinking lead for mayoral contender Eric Adams, officials acknowledged a discrepancy in the ballot count.

Shortly after that, the results they’d posted to their site disappeared and a message read that unofficial results would be available starting Wednesday. The BOE did not explain why they removed the results.

Adams is a retired cop.  Very much into law and order. Democrat but in the classical conservative sense.
Kathryn Garcia is the candidate from the deep state.  They want her in office and are trying to make this happen.

Quite the speech - President Trump

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Did not watch it last night but will do this evening - he is in great form.
He closed with this:

We must never forget this country does not belong to them. It belongs to you, the American people. This is your home. This nation is your heritage and our magnificent American liberty is your God-given right. The people of this land will not be ruled and talked down to by corrupt politicians, petty tyrants, left-wing bullies or socialist bureaucrats in a place called Washington D.C. It’s not gonna happen.

Our ancestors are the people that crossed an ocean for the right to live and pray and speak as they saw fit. They are the people who risked everything. They risked everything. Think of what, you’re here, and you’re generally happy, not necessarily 100% because of what took place. But they are the people who risked their lives to boldly declare their independence and then defeated the most powerful military on Earth to win their freedom.

Brave, incredible, brilliant people. And our ancestors are the people who tamed the great wilderness, settled the vast continent, laid down the railroads, raised up the skyscrapers and poured out their blood, sweat and tears to build this country into the greatest nation in the history of the world and we’re not going to let it go. We will respect our heroes, like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson.

They will not be taken from us. America is still the nation that conquered the wild west, that vanquished murderous dictators that ended the evil empires and that sent a brave, young man from Ohio to the Moon. There’s no mountain we cannot climb. There’s no summit we cannot reach. There is nothing that we cannot do, there is absolutely nothing that we cannot match. There is no challenge that you will let us down. You will never let us down.

The people of Ohio will never let us down. The people of our country will never let us down. We will not bend. We will not break. We will not yield. We will never give in. We will never give up. We will never back down. We will never, ever surrender. My fellow Americans, our movement is far from over. In fact, our fight has only just begun.

We are one movement, one people, one family, and one glorious nation under God. So with American pride swelling in our hearts, and American courage stirring in our souls, I say these words to you tonight.

We will make America powerful again. We will make America wealthy again. We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again! Thank you Ohio. Thank you. Thank you very much.

Just WOW!  Downright Presidential. Comapre and contrast with the current *Resident.

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