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Article 1, Section 4. specifically:

Section. 4.
The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.

The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.

Emphasis mine:  "shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof"
Looks like some people are following it. From DC Enquirer:

Arizona GOP Takes UNPRECEDENTED Action To Protect Elections, Exercises 'Plenary Authority' To Ban Voting Machines From Federal Elections In 2024
On Monday morning, Arizona Senate Majority Leader Sonny Borrelli issued a letter to the county boards of supervisors of the state informing them that they are to "prioritize protecting the national security" of the U.S., "during any future elections." In short, under the U.S. Constitution, the conduct of elections falls to the state legislatures, a power that years ago was delegated to secretaries of state and county boards. Arizona's legislature is taking that power back.

Consequently, the legislature is "exercising our plenary authority to see that no electronic voting systems in the state of Arizona are used as the primary method for conducting, counting, tabulating, or verifying federal elections unless those systems meet necessary standards of protection."

Borrelli said in a statement, "The federal government has made it very clear that elections equipment is considered a target by those who want to threaten the safety and security of our country," he explained.

"We have long ignored the elephant in the room by allowing electronic voting systems made with parts produced in countries considered adversaries to the United States to be used as the primary method for conducting our elections. It is in our state's and nation's best interest that we comply with implementation of security measures to protect our republic."

Rogan O'Handley aka DC Draino tweeted the statement and indicated in his caption that Democrat Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a law along these lines, however, under the U.S. Constitution, her veto is moot. The legislature has authority independent of the Governor. He wrote, "Katie Hobbs vetoed law, but Constitution gives plenary authority to state legislature so they’re overriding her."

Much more at the site.

I love that Katie Hobbs vetoed it.  Shows her bias.  There is still serious evidence that the Secretary of State for Arizona allowed massive fraud in the previous election.  It will be interesting to see what an honest election will look like.  Governor-elect Kari Lake is still working through her legal challenge.

Things are getting interesting...

Quote of the day - Kennedy

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Nobody in the history of the planet has ever complied their way out of totalitarian control.
—Robert Kennedy Jr.


The man would make a very good President.  In his blood.

One excerpt:

ROBERT F. KENNEDY: With all these shootings, nobody is looking at the pharmaceutical contribution to that. Though anecdotally it appears that almost every one of these shooters were on SSRIs or some other psychiatrist drug. This is only happening in America, where all these people are taking these psychiatric drugs -- we take four times as many as any other country. And there's no time in history, we've always had guns in this country, Switzerland has more guns per capita than we do and you don't see that happening. I'm not defending all the guns everywhere, I'm just saying something happened.

Prior to the introduction of Prozac, those shootings were just almost not known, and now they're an everyday event. NIH will not study that because it will not offend the pharmaceutical industry. It's something we ought to be studying.

Full interview (56 min) here: RFK Jr runs for President

He is going to steal votes from President Trump
I really wish that one of them would bow out this time around.

Signs of hope to the North

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Looks like Canada has a good candidate to replace "Fidel" Trudeau
The latest from Pierre Poilievre:  More here: Don't Erase History on our Passports

Time to get some adults in the room:

Some good news today - the border

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From The Post Millenial:

House votes YES on Secure Border Act in 219-213 vote, includes e-Verify requirement, with 2 Republicans joining Democrats to vote against border security
On Thursday, House Representatives debated the Secure the Border Act of 2023 as Title 42 expired at the southern border, which lays out sweeping new requirements and restrictions for securing the southern border.

The bill passed 219-213. Two Republicans, Reps. Thomas Massie and John Duarte voted along side all Democrat members against the bill.

The bill was introduced to the House of Representatives on May 2 in anticipation of the flood of illegal immigrants expected in the wake of Title 42, which allowed expulsions due to the pandemic emergency.

The bill calls for the "immediate resumption of border wall construction" no later than seven days after the bill is enacted, using previously set aside funds and materials for its construction.

No later than 180 days after the bill is enacted, a report shall be submitted to congressional committees that outlines a strategic 5-year technology investment plan for border security, including potential upgrades in security technology, communications equipment, screening equipment, incorporating in input from the private sector.

And a couple of nice additions:

The bill also requires that the Commissioner hire and train enough Border Patrol agents to maintain an active duty presence of no less than 22,000 full-time agents.

The bill also includes a provision prohibiting the requirement to take a Covid-19 vaccine or adverse actions taken against a Department of Homeland Security employee.

The Secretary of Homeland Security would be required to send a report no later than 60 days after the bill is enacted on whether Mexican drug cartels meet the criteria for being designated as a foreign terrorist organization.

The bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act, stating that those found not to be eligible for parole shall be deported from the country.


The bill also mandates the use of e-Verify, a system used to check if a person is authorized to work in the United States.

Good - people following this have been reporting that the people coming in are 95% men in the 18-30 age range.  Few women, almost no children, almost no families.  This is an invasion, not an influx of refugees.

In Tucker's basement

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Another wonderful video from an independent Tucker Carlson:
And yeah - everyone is a Russian agent...

I checked - this is true

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The voters were able to see through the propaganda.
From National File:

‘Paraguay Has Triumphed, Jesus Has Triumphed’: Paraguayan Patriots Defeat WEF/CIA Election Coup
Paraguayan Patriots have defeated the WEF and CIA-backed election coup that saw Klaus Schwab, his World Economic Forum, the US Deep State, and hackers linked to Brazil’s left-wing government meddling in the nation’s politics, with the aim of installing a Manchurian candidate to ignite the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” and “Great Reset” agendas in Latin America.

Paraguay‘s center-right to right-wing Colorado Party won the Presidency and both chambers of the national legislature, dealing a major blow to the “Great Reset” agenda of Klaus Schwab and his CIA allies, who were backing the globalist ticket of the left-wing Authentic Radical Liberal Party (PLRA).

The victories also deal a major blow to the establishment figures within the Colorado Party who, much like establishment Republicans in the United States, have been blatantly “captured” by the WEF and their Sorosian allies.

With more than 99% of the vote reported, Colorado Party Presidential candidate Santiago Pena has won the support of more than 1.2 million Paraguayans, giving him a 42% plurality of votes.

Efrain Alegre, the WEF’s man, won just 830,842 votes, equating to 27.49% of those cast.

Even left-wing Paraguayans rejected selling the nation out to globalism, supporting the populist, “dark horse”-style campaign of Paraguayo Cubas, instead of backing Alegre and the PLRA, which sought to pivot the nation towards Communist China. (Paraguay is one of the few nations on earth that recognizes Taiwanese sovereignty, something the PLRA and their WEF backers vowed to put a stop to, had they been successful in installing themselves in government leadership.)

Great news - this is fantastic.  Even the pro-socialists saw the writing on the wall. This is an attempt at global communism and needs to be quashed.  They have been building slowly since the 1960's and they have the media but their numbers are small.  We can defeat them and send them back to Hell if we unite.  Dark age if we do not.

The soft popping of liberal heads exploding:
Don't forget that Elon fired 80% of Twitter staff and there was a noticable improvement in performance...

My new home state - reason #5,473

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Great move by the North Carolina Supreme Court.
From The Washington Times:

North Carolina Supreme Court sides with GOP lawmakers in congressional map dispute
The North Carolina Supreme Court overruled a prior decision Friday that had implemented a court-drawn congressional map over one designed by Republican lawmakers.

The previous ruling reasoned that the GOP lawmakers had gerrymandered their map.

However, after Republicans took control of the state’s highest court, the new GOP-majority bench reheard the dispute in a rare move. Then it issued a decision saying courts should stay out of the political process.

“The courts are not designed to be thrust into the midst of various political disputes. Such engagement in policy issues forces courts to take sides in political battles and undermines public trust and confidence in the judiciary. Choosing political winners and losers creates a perception that courts are another political branch,” wrote North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Newby.

“We are designed to be a government of the people, not of the judges. At its heart, this case is about recognizing the proper limits of judicial power,” he added.

Love that last quote: "We are designed to be a government of the people, not of the judges"
No legislation from the bench - passing rulings that have the same effect as a law.
Want to make a law?  Run it through the House and the Senate and have the Governor sign it into power.
The way our Founders intended.

My new home state - reason #5,472

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Lots to love about North Carolina.  Their state politicians seem to be working for the constituency. Both parties.
They are not shills for the deep-state.  This happened today - from The Daily Wire:

North Carolina Lawmakers Unanimously Move To Stop Chinese Entities From Buying Up Farmland
Lawmakers in the North Carolina House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation on Wednesday to prevent state-controlled enterprises from China and other adversarial nations from owning land intended for agriculture or property near military bases.

The bill, entitled the North Carolina Farmland and Military Protection Act, asserts that state officials have an interest to guard farmland from “the potential of adversarial foreign government control” in order to ensure a “safe, abundant, and affordable supply of food” for residents of the state and the nation. Entities in which more than half of shares are controlled by China, Russia, Cuba, North Korea, or Venezuela would also not be permitted to purchase or lease any land within 25 miles of a military installation or any agricultural land.

“As someone who grew up on a family farm, preserving North Carolina’s farmland is a top priority,” North Carolina State Rep. Jennifer Balkcom, a Republican and the primary bill sponsor for the North Carolina Farmland and Military Protection Act, said in a press release. “Our state’s agricultural land is one of our most important assets and it is common sense that we protect it from foreign governments that do not have America’s best interests in mind.”

The State House has a majority of Republicans (71 to 49) but nobody voted against this bill - it was 114 Aye and 0 No

Those pesky "coding errors" - Virginia

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I know that errors happen.  Computer systems sometimes take a while to get running correctly.
What gets me is that 99% of the times that these errors happen, it happens to benefit a certain political party...
From Chevy Chase, MD station WTOP:

Virginia discovers nearly 19,000 dead people on voter rolls
As Virginia election officials work to clean up the state’s voter rolls, they announced the discovery of a huge number of dead people still listed as registered voters in the state.

After reviewing death records dating back to 1960, they found 18,990 deceased voters who had not been removed.

“I knew that there was something there, but I didn’t know that it was this big,” said Virginia Elections Commissioner Susan Beals.

Beals said it was an error that was being corrected.

“It was a computer coding error that missed between the date of the death being reported and the date of the death certificate,” Beals said. “We are in the process of building a new statewide voter registration system, and I want to make sure that the data we put into that system is as up to date as it can possibly be.”

They have nothing to offer than anyone wants.
Their only alternative is to cheat.
Simple as that...

From the London Daily Mail:

IRS whistleblower claims he has PROOF the Biden administration has thwarted the criminal investigation into Hunter and has engaged in 'preferential treatment and politics'

    • A lawyer wrote senators seeking protections for agent overseeing tax probe
    • People familiar with it say it relates to Hunter Biden
    • Information will 'detail preferential treatment and politics' as interfering

A man serving as a supervising agent on a 'high-profile' criminal tax probe has come forward seeking whistleblower protections while claiming politics are 'improperly infecting decisions' in the investigation.

And in the latest Biden family matter to draw scrutiny in Congress, the matter has been identified as being about the president's son, Hunter Biden.

A lawyer representing the unidentified whistleblower wrote senators as well as inspectors general for the Justice Departments and the Treasury Department on Wednesday.

More at the site - tip of the iceberg.

Unfortunately, I doubt that anything will be done but - one can always hope.

Speaking truth to power

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Fun news from North Carolina

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The Democrats there seem to be intelligent and rational.
From Raleigh station WGHP:

North Carolina Rep. Tricia Cotham switches to Republican party, says Democratic party ‘has become unrecognizable’
A sitting North Carolina state representative, who was elected as a Democrat, is leaving the party and becoming a Republican, a move that grants the GOP the outright legislative supermajority needed to override vetos from the governor’s office.

Rep. Tricia Cotham, who represents a Democrat-dominant district in Mecklenburg County, announced her switch on Wednesday. North Carolina House Speaker Rep. Tim Moore, Senate President pro tempore Phil Berger and others joined her and welcomed her to the party and the Republican caucus.

Cotham said the “modern-day Democratic party has become unrecognizable to me and others across the state.”

She switched parties to escape the pressure she said she faced to vote with the Democratic caucus, declaring, “I will not be controlled by anyone.”

Been following the state politics for a while and it seems to be really balanced.
Some partisanship but this is limited to a few people.

From The Daily Wire:

‘What A Coincidence’: Massive Donations Come To Light After AOC Defends TikTok From Possible Ban
An organization that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is a member of has accepted sizable donations from ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of the social media platform TikTok, which the democratic socialist recently defended from a possible nationwide ban.

Jake Denton, a technology policy expert at the Heritage Foundation, noted that Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the advisory council for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, a nonprofit entity that received $150,000 at the end of last year from ByteDance, according to a lobbying contribution report. “What a coincidence,” Denton said on social media.

MABA - Make Alexandria Bartend Again

Was wondering why President Trump was being so hard on him recently.
This might have a lot to do with it - from Conservative Treehouse:

Political Consultant Mark Simone Admits Team Bush and Karl Rove are Group Behind Ron DeSantis Effort….
Put a fork in the opposition denials to what was increasingly obvious; it’s over.

Last summer we saw the fingerprints of the professional republican apparatus all over the construct that was creating the Ron DeSantis 2024 effort. The data was all going in one direction, all of the constructs were identical to the Karl Rove playbook with the single addition of the Republican Governor’s Association as a participant. As the months moved forward the Rovian elements became more and more clear. The DeSantis supporters tried to deny it, but the truth of the issue is just too obvious.

Now, insider republican political consultant Mark Simone admits that Team Bush and Karl Rove are the specific organizers of the DeSantis 2024 effort. Appearing on Fox Business, Larry Kudlow asks directly, “who is behind the DeSantis campaign?” Simone admits, “yeah, it’s Karl Rove – Karl Rove has been advising DeSantis, that’s why he’s been getting a little bit better every week.”

200+ comments at the site - we do not need a RINO in office. I would give DeSantis another couple of terms in office as Governor and then see how he does.  President Trump needs to come back and clean up the swamp. Finish what he started with better people this time.

Karl Rove just needs to go away.  He does not "get" what this Nation needs.  Only in it for himself. Not that smart.

Cool clear water- infrastructure

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Here's what happens when you fail to maintain your infrastructure.
The money is soo tempting to earmark for social gimme's but...
From Yahoo News/NY Times:

A Water System So Broken That One Pipe Leaks 5 Million Gallons a Day
JACKSON, Miss. — On an abandoned golf course, overgrown with shrubs and saw grass, you can hear the rushing water from 100 yards away.

Near Hole 4, past the little bridge and crumbling cart paths, what looks to be a waterfall comes into view, pouring down through the brush and into the creek below. Except the torrent of water gushing up through the mud isn’t from a spring-fed stream or a bubbling brook.

It is spewing from a broken city water line.

Yes, it's THAT Jackson, Miss. From CNN August of 2022:

The water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, has gotten so bad, the city temporarily ran out of bottled water to give to residents

Life in Democrat-run urban America. Their water crisis has faded from the media as the Democrats do not want their failures brought to light. The poor residents are paying their property taxes and utility bills and are not receiving drinkable water.  Instead, the city "leadership" is virtue signaling with all sorts of festivals and parks.

Bread and circuses. From the entry:

"Bread and circuses" (or bread and games; from Latin: panem et circenses) is metonymic for a superficial means of appeasement. In the case of politics, the phrase is used to describe the generation of public approval, not through exemplary or excellent public service or public policy, but through diversion; distraction; or the mere satisfaction of the immediate, shallow requirements of a populace, as an offered "palliative." Its originator, Juvenal, used the phrase to decry the selfishness of common people and their neglect of wider concerns. The phrase also implies the erosion or ignorance of civic duty amongst the concerns of the commoner.

Got to love the phrase: "diversion; distraction; or the mere satisfaction of the immediate, shallow requirements"
Perfect description of how to make a liberal voter happy.
Worked since the time of Christ.

Are we expecting too much of the modern citizen?
Maybe it is time to bring back the poll tax and a very stringent registration process.
Want to participate in our government?  You have to work for it...

Obi Wan Trump

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From the New York Post:

Donald Trump says he will be arrested Tuesday
Former President Donald Trump said he expects to be arrested Tuesday in Manhattan — and urged his followers to protest his looming indictment.

The former president cited “ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE” in his Saturday morning post on Truth Social.


Trump is facing possible indictment over a $130,000 hush money payment he allegedly made to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016. Daniels claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006, which Trump has denied.

Why am I reminded of that quote from Star Wars:

If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

President Trump being arrested will guarantee his being reelected in 2024.

Where's Joey?

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Putin and Xi and no sign of our *Resident.  Not good.
From The Conservative Greenhouse:

Chairman Xi Heading to Russia Next Week For State Visit with President Putin – NATO, Ukraine and U.S. Going Bananas
U.S. government officials are not happy as China confirms Chairman Xi Jinping visit to Russia next week to meet with President Putin.

In the background of the Ukraine conflict, smiling Panda has been happy to see distracted western nations bleeding their resources and treasury in support of Ukraine. Meanwhile happy Panda negotiates and brokers increased relationships between Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, India and China.

There is no downside to Chairman Xi visiting Russia and advancing a position that ‘peaceful negotiations’ should begin between Russia and Ukraine, unless a resolution to the conflict is against the geopolitical usefulness of the war; which appears to be the unfortunate current status.

If President Trump were in office, this meeting would never happen.
Russia would never have invaded Ukraine.

We are being run by the unelected deep-state.  Everyone in high office are puppets.
We need adults in the room now A.S.A.P.

Looks like he might be involved in kiddie porn.

Only a few hints of the story now so no links.  Still, where there's smoke...

Nice to see other people expressing the same sentiment - from National Review

The Hater’s Guide to Woodrow Wilson
If you were dragging getting out of bed to start this week, thank Woodrow Wilson. Daylight saving time is just one of a battery of ways that Wilson and his presidency changed America, most of them for the worse.

I come now not to explain Wilson, but to hate him. A national consensus on hating Wilson is long overdue. It is the patriotic duty of every decent American. While conservatives have particular reasons to detest Wilson, and all his works, and all his empty promises, there is more than enough in his record for moderates, liberals, progressives, libertarians, and socialists to join us in this great and unifying cause.

The roll call of the worst presidents in American history includes some consensus top choices. James Buchanan and Franklin Pierce both contributed mightily to the nation’s slide into the Civil War, and Andrew Johnson did enduring harm to Reconstruction in the war’s aftermath. But all three of those men were repudiated by the end of their single term in office. They left no heirs who would acknowledge their influence, no fleet of academic hagiographers who could see themselves reflected in those presidencies.

Wilson, by contrast, served two full and consequential terms. He was the only Democrat re-elected to the job during the century between 1832 and 1936. He was lionized by liberals and progressives in academia and the media for most of the century after he left office in 1921. In my youth, and perhaps yours, Wilson was presented in history books as a tragic hero whom the unthinking American people didn’t deserve. He was often placed highly on academics’ rankings of the presidents. Princeton University named its school of international relations for him. Even in rescinding that honor in June 2020, the university’s press release declared: “Though scholars disagree about how to assess Wilson’s tenure as president of the United States, many rank him among the nation’s greatest leaders and credit him with visionary ideas that shaped the world for the better.”

Nah. Wilson was a human pile of flaming trash. He was a bad man who made the country and the world worse. His name should be an obscenity, his image an effigy. Hating him is a wholesome obligation of citizenship.

Why don't you tell us what you REALLY feel...

Created the Federal Reserve, brought the Frankfurt School into American Academia, founded the League of Nations (predecessor to the United Nations (spit)), etc. etc. etc...

For a guy who is in the hospital, he seems pretty active.  From Bongino Report:

Fetterman “Co-Sponsoring” Bills Despite Being Institutionalized
While Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman continues to be hospitalized for clinical depression, he has been named as a co-sponsor of a bipartisan bill launched in the wake of the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.

S.576, "A bill to enhance safety requirements for trains transporting hazardous materials, and for other purposes," was introduced to the Senate on Wednesday by Sen. Sherrod Brown. Listed as co-sponsors of the bill are Sens. John Fetterman, JD Vance, Robert Casey Jr., Marco Rubio, and Josh Hawley.

Yet on February 15, the freshman congressman checked himself into Walter Reed medical center in Washington, DC to "receive treatment for clinical depression." He has not yet emerged, and his wife and family have left the US for Canada as rumors swirl about his condition. On February 20, it was revealed that Fetterman would be hospitalized for a length of time as doctors try out medications and dosages and the senator undergoes talk therapy. A senior aide revealed that Fetterman would be hospitalized for up to two months.

In addition to the most recent bill, Fetterman has cosponsored four other bills that were introduced during his hospital stay.

It was obvious that Fetterman was installed as a puppet.  Just like *Resident Biden.
Question is, why are they being so blatant about showing this to us...

Lori Lightfoot analyses her loss and her one-term tenure as Chicago's mayor. From The Gateway Pundit

Lori Lightfoot Blames Election Loss on Racism and Sexism, Says ‘I’m a Black Woman in America’
Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot is blaming her stunning election defeat on racism and sexism, of course.

Lightfoot came in third place, with just 17.1% of the vote — former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas came in first with 33.95% and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson came in second with 20.32%.

The mayor was speaking to reporters about her loss on Tuesday evening when one of them asked if she had been treated unfairly during her campaign.

“I’m a black woman in America — of course,” Lightfoot replied.

How about the fact that you were promoting "the narrative" and not representing your constituents.
She was in profoundly over her head and she is so blinded by her indoctrination that she can not see the truth.
The citizens of Chicago spoke.

Great news from Chicago

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From America's Newspaper of Record:

Lori Lightfoot Blames Election Loss On 'Tricksy Hobbitses'
After suffering a humiliating defeat in Chicago's mayoral election, Lori Lightfoot blamed her stunning loss on "those tricksy hobbitses."

"They stole it from us!!" wailed Ms. Lightfoot. "Nasty, tricksy little hobbitses!!"

The campaign watched the disastrous results come in from a dimly lit sushi restaurant, where the enraged Ms. Lightfoot gorged herself on juicy-sweet raw fish. "Gone!! It's gone, precious!!" cried Ms. Lightfoot to supporters. "Filthy, sneaky hobbitses!! Wicked, tricky, false! Curse them! CURSE THEM!!!"

Long considered the electoral frontrunner, Ms. Lightfoot saw her lead evaporate as supporters became steadily more concerned about being murdered. "I just don't want to die," said local woman Brandi Buckingham. "I can look past a lot with Lori Lightfoot - the eyes, how she walks on all fours, all of it. I just can't look past the whole murder thing. I know she'll take the loss hard, but I really hope she finds a new path forward."

Heh - spot on. Good riddance.  What a maroon... 

She got 16.4% of the total vote - the people spoke.

From The New York Post:

New details emerge in shocking suicide of billionaire Thomas H. Lee
New details emerged Friday in the shocking suicide of billionaire financier Thomas H. Lee — including how the onetime “envy of Wall Street” was found in his office bathroom with a single gunshot wound to his head and his Smith & Wesson revolver next to him, police sources told The Post.

The 78-year-old philanthropist and Clinton pal was discovered by a female assistant on the floor of the bathroom in his family office at the Fifth Avenue headquarters of his eponymous financial firm shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday, sources said.

There used to be a wonderful website cataloging all of the suspicious suicides of people in the Clinton circle - dating back to Bill and Hillary's first days in Arkansas.  It is no longer online but the Internet Archive maintains the repository.  Here is just one sample.

Looks like a lot of the truth will be revealed. From Conservative Brief:

Gaetz, Boebert Say McCarthy Has Agreed to Release All Jan. 6 Footage
Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Lauren Boebert of Colorado have revealed that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has agreed to release all security footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, incident at the U.S. Capitol.

“The American people deserve to know the truth about what happened on January 6th. We have demanded to see all the footage. Transparency is coming,” Gaetz said. “Every time from the JFK files to 9/11, to now January 6th. It’s our own government, our own Department of Justice that seems to stand in the way of transparency.”

He also doubled down on his call to bring more CSPAN cameras to the House floor.

“If we had cameras on the floor, my suspicion is we would have far better attendance during debates that impact the lives of our fellow Americans,” he said.

I love the extra cameras too - so many "debates" are being held in empty halls.
Bring the politicians back to their place of work and remind them that they were hired to represent their constituents.

This should be interesting - from their website:

Please Pray for The Gateway Pundit – We Are Releasing Documents in Coming Days that Reveal Numerous Criminal Acts by the President and His Son Hunter
Earlier today, Joe Hoft at The Gateway Pundit reported on newly discovered classified documents and content found on Hunter Biden’s laptop computer.

This was the second report in our exposé revealing the classified material on Hunter Biden’s computer.

This comes after The New York Post’s Miranda Devine reported on an email last week from the laptop that appeared to include classified material from the US government.

The Gateway Pundit released these two reports in the last 24 hours.

And what's next?

The FBI has been holding the Hunter laptop since 2019. They have failed to act on this classified material that was shared by Hunter Biden with his business associates and foreign operatives. This was criminal conduct. The FBI knows this and covered it up… UNTIL NOW!

The Gateway Pundit will expose this information in a series of reports this week.

Should be fun - they are working with the initial image of the laptop as saved by the repair shop.
As they say:

The chain of custody is known and complete. This is the only source that has chain of custody verification, has been authenticated and came from the original image from the Hunter Biden laptop.

Time for a big bowl of popcorn.  *Resident Joe is goin' down...

Stickin' to his guns - the new Speaker

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UPDATE below:

He is turning out a lot better than I thought — Speaker McCarthy's Twitter account:

Gotta love the line in his letter: "Integrity matters more"
Classic mic-drop moment...

UPDATE:  Check out his words to the reporter.  From CSPAN

Tucker Carlson goes into a bit of history - Presidents Kennedy and Nixon.

No wonder schools do not teach history:

From the London Daily Mail:

Jacinda Ardern shocks the world and RESIGNS as New Zealand Prime Minister: Says she's got 'nothing left in the tank' and tells her fiancé Clarke 'let's finally get married'

    • Ms Ardern became NZ's youngest-ever prime minister on October 26, 2017
    • Led her country through Covid pandemic and Christchurch mosque massacre
    • Resignation shocked everyone as she denied speculation she would leave
    • Insisted she was just burned out and had nothing left in the tank to continue

Jacinda Ardern has choked back tears as she announced her resignation as New Zealand Prime Minister in an emotional press conference.

Her resignation comes into effect on Sunday if the Labour Party can elect her replacement in a two-thirds vote on that day, or on February 7 if the process was drawn out.

Ms Ardern said she hoped to find the energy and heart during the Christmas break to stay in the job, 'but I have not been able to do that'.

'Once I realised that I didn't, I knew unfortunately there was not much alternative other than to hand over now,' she said at the Labour Party's traditional January caucus meeting in Napier on Thursday.

Her handling of Covid was inept at best.  Tyrannical at worst.

For the sake of New Zealand, I hope they elect an adult this time around. She was in waay over her head.

Over 3,300 comments at the site - this one capsulized the general train of thought:

If only Canadian authoritarian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would take her cue, things would start lookin' up. Two truly dictatorial zealots..

Really - too much to hope for but it would be nice.  I can think of a few people here in the USA that need to take the hint as well.

Heh - a fun decision; Biden and Obama

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Great observation by Andrea Widburg writing at American Thinker
Read the whole thing but this is what caught my eye:

Now you can see the Hobson’s choice Obama is being forced to make. As I noted, the uncontested facts show that Joe Biden violated national security laws and, worse, put those same documents in an unsecured environment to which the Chinese had access. When they learned that Trump had documents in the Secret Service-secured environment of Mar-a-Lago, Dems thought execution was too good for him. I guess that’s the appropriate punishment for Biden, too, given that he committed the crime years before he gained the White House.

There is only one way to say that Biden is innocent, and that is for Obama to announce, “I told Joe he could take the documents.” However, if Obama makes that announcement, he has conceded, and all the Dems will be forced to concede, that a president can declassify documents simply by walking them out of the White House or authorizing someone else to do so.

In other words, to exonerate Biden, Obama must also exonerate Trump from the disgraceful, deeply (criminally?) dishonest charge leveled against Trump. I get a real kick imagining Obama sitting in the lavishly decorated office of one of his three luxury homes, cursing to himself that you can always trust Joe Biden to “F” things up.

And of course, the spin masters are trying to deflect:

Biden Admin Officials Blame National Archives for Joe Biden’s Classified Document Scandal

Next week is going to be interesting.  If they want to get him out by the January 21st so Harris can serve two additional terms, things will start to move very very soon.

Twitter Files - from Alex Berenson

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Pfizer using Twitter to suppress debate on vaccines:

And unrolled with Threadreader

Alex has a lot more at his Substack site:

From the Twitter Files: Pfizer board member Scott Gottlieb secretly pressed Twitter to hide posts challenging his company's massively profitable Covid jabs
On August 27, 2021, Dr. Scott Gottlieb - a Pfizer director with over 550,000 Twitter followers - saw a tweet he didn’t like, a tweet that might hurt sales of Pfizer’s mRNA vaccines.

The tweet explained correctly that natural immunity after Covid infection was superior to vaccine protection. It called on the White House to “follow the science” and exempt people with natural immunity from upcoming vaccine mandates.

It came not from an “anti-vaxxer” like Robert F. Kennedy Jr., but from Dr. Brett Giroir, a physician who had briefly followed Gottlieb as the head of the Food & Drug Administration.Further, the tweet actually encouraged people who did not have natural immunity to “Get vaccinated!”

No matter.

By suggesting some people might not need Covid vaccinations, the tweet could raise questions about the shots. Besides being former FDA commissioner, a CNBC contributor, and a prominent voice on Covid public policy, Gottlieb was a senior board member at Pfizer, which depended on mRNA jabs for almost half its $81 billion in sales in 2021. Pfizer paid Gottlieb $365,000 for his work that year.

Gottlieb stepped in, emailing Todd O’Boyle, a top lobbyist in Twitter’s Washington office who was also Twitter’s point of contact with the White House.

The post was “corrosive,” Gottlieb wrote. He worried it would “end up going viral and driving news coverage.”

Not surprising. Prison time is appropriate for these people.

And he keeps trying - McCarthy

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From The Right Scoop:

McCarthy claims he HAS the votes and expects to clinch on lucky 14th try – TONIGHT
Marathon loser of House speaker votes Kevin McCarthy told CNN shortly after the 13th ballot — in which he finally had the most votes but still did not get the majority — that he thinks 14 will be his lucky number.

“Mr. McCarthy, do you think you have the votes to be elected Speaker tonight?” asked Manu Raju as McCarthy was leaving the chanmber Friday afternoon.

“Yes,” said McCarthy.

“You do?” asked Raju.

“Yes,” McCarthy said again.

We will see.  So many other candidates - Steve Scalise would be at the top of my list. 
Well respected by both sides, a moderate but not a backstabbing RINO. He has ethics.

From The Gateway Pundit:

Kevin McCarthy FAILS 10th Vote for Speaker — FIRST TIME SINCE 1859 – Prior to Civil War!
On Tuesday, Trump-endorsed Kevin McCarthy failed three times to win the vote for US Speaker of the House. It was the first time in 100 years that Speakership was not decided in the first vote.

Kevin McCarthy lost the third vote for House Speaker on Tuesday afternoon, with 20 Republicans voting for Rep. Jim Jordan.

The winning Republican can only afford to lose four votes! He must reach 218 votes to win the Speakership. And the GOP holds a narrow 222 to 212 majority in the chamber.

Good - hold the RINOs feet to the fire.  McCarthy is not owed the speakership after all he did to President Trump.
He is owed nothing - his record stands for itself...

UPDATE: Yup - he still thinks he deserves the job...
There is suposedly a deal in the works — we will see.

Two stories:

McCarthy Loses Round 4, Will Look to Democrats to Boost Him as Conservatives Float a New Option

This shows that if he doesn't get what he wants, he will go behind his constituants and pander to the other side. -and-

Top McCarthy Henchman Threatening to Vote for Jeffries

His "allies" are more than willing to burn the place down if McCarthy does not get his way.
Don't forget, it is his turn - he has earned it.

Yeah... Riiiight...   He needs to step aside and do what is best for the Nation.  Will he?

I read Terrierman's Daily Dose almost every day.  We both love dogs and nature.
He is a die-hard liberal so we do not agree on that aspect but today?  Hits it out of the park:

Death By Feral Chihuahua
Congressman Kevin McCarthy wants to be Majority Leader of the US House of Representatives, but there’s just one problem:  he’s not a leader.

McCarthy wants to negotiate his way to leadership.  

He’s trying to compromise, shade, fold, and wheedle his way into the Top Dog position.

It’s not going well.

To be fair, Kevin McCarthy suffers from a common foible.  The notion of "leadership" runs riot in a lot of people's heads.

In the modern world, too many people eschew leadership. They want everyone to be equals, and they want every little thing to be talked out and negotiated.

What does that mean for children or the infantile Republican caucus?

It means if you tell your teenager they need to be home by 10 pm, but move the hour to 11 pm after a half hour of argument, you are teaching your child that arguing works -- and you are sure to get a lot more of it!

The same goes for QAnon crazies.

Kevin McCarthy has folded to lunatic minority demands and is perplexed that he has *lost* ground and not gained it.  

But think about it:  he’s been *rewarding* bad behavior.

He’s “click and treated* every chaos agent, attention-whore, and fuck-wit in his party.  

More at the site but I just love the last line here - "click and treat" is a very good method for dog training when the dog is wanting to learn and is working with you.  A small hand clicker provides an immediate signal regardless of where the dog is and the dog knows that the click means that a treat is forthcoming soon.

This is exactly what has happened with McCarthy during his years in the House - he bends over and concedes to the other side with the vague hopes that he might get them to do the same for something that he is interested in. History has proven otherwise but he continues to do so.

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