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From Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's tw!tter account - a screen cap:
(not giving twitter any links these days)

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Those who know their history will find this an interesting choice of image.

A matter of timing - Washington D. C.

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This is an example of progressive rhetoric - from The New York Post:

The left’s ‘urge to purge’ response to the Capitol assault
Once again refusing to let a crisis “go to waste,” the left is looking to use the Capitol assault to purge anyone who doesn’t agree with it.

The feds have charged more than 70 people and opened nearly 200 files. That’s all to the good: Rioters should face arrest and even prison time. (That should hold for Antifa rioters too, of course, and for thugs who took advantage of Black Lives Matter protests to become violent, destroying businesses and even lives. Too bad the left doesn’t see that.)

President Trump is also paying for his two months of over-the-top, evidence-free noise about a “stolen election” and his summoning of the rally that led to the attack: He’s the only president to be impeached twice, his political career is likely over, and — perhaps worst for him — he’s banned from Twitter for life.

But progressives want to do far more, crushing all opposition. It’s an unbalanced, cynical and fundamentally anti-democratic drive.

Of course, they are operating in panic mode.  Must suppress dissent. Can't have the truth come out. If they were not running scared, why would they be so insistent.

Now, let's take a look at the 25K National Guard who are there to protect the people during the Biden Inauguration.  How long does it take to call up 25K people.  Especially the National Guard who are living reasonably normal lives and not living in a barracks somewhere doing daily soldier stuff. The "riots" on the 6th were only 11 days ago.  It takes a lot more time to mobilize 25K anything, let alone human beings.  This was set in motion well before the 6th.

Curious that she held on for so long

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From The New York Post:

Kamala Harris will resign Senate seat Monday in run-up to inauguration
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday – two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are sworn in on Inauguration Day.

Harris’ stepping down will allow California Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint Alex Padilla, a Democrat who serves as secretary of state, to fill the final two years of her vacated position.

“She’s notified Governor Newsom, and has sent her formal indication that she will be resigning. And then she will make a formal announcement on Monday,” said a Harris aide, The Hill reported on Sunday.

I am thinking that I will be awake until the wee smalls on Tuesday evening. Things will either be interesting or it will be time to sit down and be grumpy for four years.  We are living through an historical time.

For them to cover this list would blow their cover.  They have been painting President Trump as a bumbling a**hole if he is not channeling his inner Hitler. Turns out, the last four years have seen a huge (or is that YUGE!) improvement in standard of living/quality of life for people in the United States.  From The White House:

Trump Administration Accomplishments:
Unprecedented Economic Boom

Before the China Virus invaded our shores, we built the world’s most prosperous economy.

    • America gained 7 million new jobs – more than three times government experts’ projections.
    • Middle-Class family income increased nearly $6,000 – more than five times the gains during the entire previous administration.
    • The unemployment rate reached 3.5 percent, the lowest in a half-century.
    • Achieved 40 months in a row with more job openings than job-hirings.
    • More Americans reported being employed than ever before – nearly 160 million.
    • Jobless claims hit a nearly 50-year low.
    • The number of people claiming unemployment insurance as a share of the population hit its lowest on record.
    • Incomes rose in every single metro area in the United States for the first time in nearly 3 decades.

And that is a small fraction of the entire list. The entire list is 603 entries.  This is only eight of them. Just 1.3% of the entire list. What our President did in only four years is downright amazing.  Imagine what he could have done if the media had been favorable.  Imagine what he could have done if the politicians were willing to work with him for the betterment of this Nation. 

For all that he was reviled, his legacy stands up there with the best. The media and politicians who worked to oppose him deserve to have their names go down in infamy. These are the people who held us back, who prevented us from reaching even higher. The halls of Congress need to be plowed under and the land salted to remain forever barren.  Let that serve as Pelosi's and Schumer's legacy.

Go and read.  And remember. And weep for what we could have done.

No shit Sherlock - masks and complience

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Getting a bit of push-back are we?  From our local fish-wrap:

County ends talks about COVID-19 civil penalties
The Skagit County Board of Health canceled plans Thursday to consider civil penalties for violating county health orders, including those related to COVID-19, as the Public Health department shifts its focus to vaccinations.

Public Health Director Jennifer Johnson said at a meeting that her department's priorities have changed significantly since the idea of civil penalties was proposed Dec. 22.

She said she is concerned that creating a financial penalty — proposed as a $50 fine for first-time violators — would anger the public and reduce compliance with such health precautions as masking, social distancing and limiting occupancy in businesses.

Decision was not just a majority - it was unanimous:

All five members of the board agreed to no longer consider civil penalties. 

Good - they need to spend their time doing county-related business.  Not wasting their time with virtue signaling.

Sadly, so true

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From the web:

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'Ya got a good point there - Biden

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Not the brightest and best.  Not by a long shot.

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Our great governor - Inslee the liar

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Covid deaths in particular.  Inflating them. To "justify" his policies. Grossly inflating them.
One story from The Freedom Foundation

Inslee is using these false numbers to maintain his power and his hold over the state.

In the last election, a nobody, a police chief from a town of just over 1,000 people, was able to get 43% of the vote for Governor. A lot of people are tired of his politics and his simple lack of leadership.  He cuts deals for the big money interests - Boeing, Amazon, Microsoft, etc... but he does not represent us.  He regards us as being inconvenient.  Noise.

Great video - My Way

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Pitch perfect. Be sure to turn the sound on (the little speaker icon: 20210111-speaker.jpg ):

It is amazing what President Trump was able to accomplish. Can you imagine? Can you even imagine what he could have accomplished if he had had the support of the media?  What he could have accomplished if Congress were not so corrupt and so afraid of having that corruption revealed in a way that the general public could understand?

Very good point - documents

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Something we need to return to:

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China's most Eastern province

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A great two-fer from Don Surber this morning - here in full:

ITEM 1: The National Post reported, "The Economist Refers To Chinese Businessman Disappearance As 'Regulation' And 'Boosting Competition.' "

Purported billionaire Jack Ma criticized Red China this fall and no one has seen him since. The Epoch Times said the official word is Ma went into "voluntary supervision."

Ma is not a billionaire because to be rich you have to be independent, and he cannot leave Red China and live elsewhere. This means he has all the independence of a Uighur slave.

His lot in life was to pose as a billionaire to foster the belief that Red China has converted from communism to capitalism.

ITEM 2: The Federalist reported, "Facebook and Instagram are banning President Donald Trump from their platforms beginning Thursday.

"'We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete,' Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote."

If they can do this to Our President, no one is safe.

We are all Jack Ma now.

And, unless President Trump is able to pull a rabbit out of his hat, perhaps our only option is the fourth box if we want to get rid of communism.

This is so bad - it is unreal

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Not President Trump's message.  I am talking about the horrible attempt at CGI and Deep Fakery.  Look at his neck-line.  Look how sharp the edges of his face and jacket are against the background.  His eyebrows? Seriously???

Word to the wise

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From Racontour Report - a lot more good ones there:

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Over at BitChute - all 1:03 of it:  I do not see how to embed it but go here and watch.

Recorded this afternoon.

Twitter? Bias?

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They just suspended President Trump's account over a benign video:

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Interesting times - Tibet

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Remember all those "Free Tibet" bumper stickers from about ten years ago?  They were everywhere.  It was a cause célèbre for the liberal hive mind. Well, it looks like You Know Who might actually be doing something about it.  From The Federalist:

Trump’s New China Policy Earns Praise From Tibet And Fury From Communists
President Trump has signed into law a series of measures creating sanctions for Chinese Communist Party officials assaulting religious rights in Tibet, as well as blocking all new Chinese consulates in the United States until the ancient state is allowed an American consulate.

The bill, which was first spearheaded by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., was officially signed into law by Trump on Sunday. Entitled the “Tibet Policy and Support Act,” the forceful policy is already winning praise from the democratically elected Tibetan government-in-exile — and enraging Communist China.

“This bill instilled a deep hope for all the Tibetans around the world and especially for those Tibetans who are continuously suffering under the repressive Chinese policies,” the speaker of the Tibetan Parliament, Pema Jungney, stated in a formal letter of gratitude to Vice President Mike Pence. “We Tibetans are deeply indebted to the government and people of the United States of America for their unwavering support and kindness extended until now.”

The ancient mountain state of Tibet has been under an iron-fisted Chinese occupation since it was invaded and annexed by China in the 1950s. It has since been the victim of numerous atrocities against its people from the Chinese government, with the People’s Republic rolling in the tanks when widespread demonstrations against the persecution occur.

The newly passed policies altogether encompass some of the most actively pro-Tibet moves in recent American history.

Biden would just go along to get along and kowtow to his Chinese paymasters. Trump is a leader.

110% correct - what really matters

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From Woodsterman:

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Now this would be so much fun.

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Rumor but who knows.  From Vox Day:

The greatest showman
AC reports on a hilarious rumor floating around the chans. If it's not true, President Trump's team should make it true:

The 6 January elector ‘ballot’ count is going to go down as the greatest troll of all time.

You may or may not know, but the Vice President gets to count the electors. That’s the one thing the Constitution makes crystal clear. Apparently the plan is for Mike Pence to roll in a Dominion voting machine (or a knock off that looks like one). He’s then going to pull out a USB drive, update the software just before the count, and use the machine to count the elector ballots.

Remember, this will be on national television. The count will not only come out fractional, but it will result in more votes than actual electors AND result in Trump winning more electors than Biden.

The chamber is expected erupt in chaos. Obviously the count will be challenged. Pence will then conduct a ‘recount,’ but he will use the machine to print the recount ballots and then hand count those. The recounted number will be similar to the original count, only changing by a couple votes, but it will result in Trump winning by even more than before.

Dems are expected to cry “fraud” and Pence will object and call for order. He will tell them that it’s too late to challenge because it’s already done. The count is finished. He will then deliberately wipe the machine’s software.

I SO want to believe....

Likewise - that would be epic. Hoist with their own petard.

Some wise words - Frédéric Bastiat

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...we assure the socialists that we repudiate only forced organization, not natural organization. We repudiate the forms of association that are forced upon us, not free association. We repudiate forced fraternity, not true fraternity. We repudiate the artificial unity that does nothing more than deprive persons of individual responsibility….
– The Law 1850  Claude Frédéric Bastiat

An old one but still relevant. From President Trump's twitter account:

So totally spot on. I love this comment:  "Can we send them Pelosi instead????"

About that COVID-19 relief Bill

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Relief for who? From Breitbart:

Billions Going to Foreign Aid in Spending Bill: ‘Gender Programs’ in Pakistan, Sri Lankan Ship Refurbishments
American taxpayers still reeling from coronavirus lockdowns will be shelling out billions to foreign countries if Congress passes a $2.3 trillion spending bill unveiled Monday.

The 5,593 page budget-busting bill was posted online Monday afternoon, only hours before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a vote would be held.

For some countries, Christmas came early:

    • $169,739,000 to Vietnam, including $19 million to remediate dioxins (page 1476).
    • Unspecified funds to “continue support for not-for-profit institutions of higher education in Kabul, Afghanistan that are accessible to both women and men in a coeducational environment” (page 1477).
    • $198,323,000 to Bangladesh, including $23.5 million to support Burmese refugees and $23.3 million for “democracy programs” (page 1485).
    • $130,265,000 to Nepal for “development and democracy programs” (page 1485).
    • Pakistan: $15 million for “democracy programs” and $10 million for “gender programs” (page 1486).
    • Sri Lanka: Up to $15 million “for the refurbishing of a high endurance cutter,” which is a type of patrol boat (page 1489).
    • $505,925,000 to Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama to “address key factors that contribute to the migration of unaccompanied, undocumented minors to the United States” (pages 1490-1491).
    • $461,375,000 to Colombia for programs related to counternarcotics and human rights (pages 1494-1496).
    • $74.8 million to the “Caribbean Basin Security Initiative” (page 1498).
    • $33 million “for democracy programs for Venezuela” (page 1498).
    • Unspecified amount to Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Curacao, and Trinidad and Tobago “for assistance for communities in countries supporting or otherwise impacted by refugees from Venezuela” (page 1499).
    • $132,025,000 “for assistance for Georgia” (page 1499).
    • $453 million “for assistance for Ukraine” (page 1500).

Rep. Andy Biggs slammed the bill before the details even emerged:

Nancy,  Chuck and Mitch are doing this as a big F. Y. to President Trump.  When President Trump refuses to sign this bill, they will go crying to the heavens about how he does not care for the poor American Citizens who are having to deal with this horrible pandemic. This is so egregious and over the top that I am betting many Democrats will jump ship and vote against it.

This may actually be a good thing because it exposes just how corrupt the swamp is.  How bloated the deep-state. Nancy and Chuck own this.  Any bad reaction? This is all theirs. They seriously overstepped.

Mike Pence - the Space Force

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From Mike Pence's twitter account:

Somewhere up there, Stan Lee is smiling. Guardians. I love it.

Joe Biden in 2007

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Great video - Essential Fleccas twitter account:

Quite the volte-face.

Heh - James Woods on Biden

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From his twitter account:

Be sure to visit the site to see more of the memes - a lot of fun and spot on.

And buh-bye - Bill Barr

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Had great hopes for him but he turned out to be another slow-walking deep state meat puppet.  He is outta there.   
From President Trump's twitter account:

He could have done so much to right the wrongs in this Nation. His legacy will be a big fat Meh...

Hmmmm - is something being planned?

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Over Christmas? Two recent executive orders (a few days ago):

Coupled with this one from September 12th, 2018

The first one changes this Christmas from a three-day weekend to a four-day weekend.

The second one specifies who will be in command if there is a change of personnel.

The third one states in part:

Not later than 45 days after the conclusion of a United States election, the Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the heads of any other appropriate executive departments and agencies (agencies), shall conduct an assessment of any information indicating that a foreign government, or any person acting as an agent of or on behalf of a foreign government, has acted with the intent or purpose of interfering in that election.

Well, 45 days from November 3rd is Friday, December 18, 2020.

Never bet against President Trump. Get the assessment, spend a week finalizing plans and moving materiel and then blammo. A Christmas present to America the likes of which we have never seen before. We do live in interesting times.

So true - sucess

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Great comment from Eric Trump

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Defund the police

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Joe Xiden on a zoom call:

Because defunding the police has worked so well for the last couple of months - Portland and Seattle come to mind

From the Abbeville Institute:

The Battle of Athens, Tennessee
On August 1, 1946, a group of Southern World War Two veterans in Athens, Tennessee, fought and won the only successful armed insurrection in the United States since the War of Independence. These brave men embodied that irrepressible Southern spirit, that martial valor and moral sublimity that suffused the souls of Dixie and her children for generations upon generations, stretching backwards in time through the annals of Indo-European civilization — that constitution which we fervently hope has not drained from our blood forevermore. The Battle of Athens stands, then, as a monumental event in the history of Southern, and thus Western, civilization, the fulfillment of an ancestral promise; so, too, does the Battle of Athens represent a call echoing through the ages to fall on modern ears that must not remain deaf — a call to actualize the destiny that our forefathers spilt so much blood, both their own and their enemies’, to leave to us.

Athens is the seat of McMinn County, which, at the time, was the nerve center for Sheriff Paul Cantrell, a major lieutenant of a corrupt Democratic machine which stretched from Tennessee to the District of Columbia. Though we will eschew labeling Cantrell or his machine politics “evil,” as this was simply the way things were done in many American polities, it is worth noting that before and especially during the Second World War, Cantrell presided over corruption and graft on an industrial scale. As Chris DeRose details, the Sheriff drew salaries of nearly sixty thousand dollars per year over his first six years that were worth well over one million dollars in today’s purchasing power. He was also appointed superintendent of the county workhouse for an additional salary of over two thousand dollars; DeRose notes that “McMinn County did not have a workhouse, making its superintending easy.” This at a time when the median Tennessee home was worth less than two thousand dollars and the starting salary for enlisted men was fifty dollars per month. Despite strict rationing, McMinn machine men never wanted for cars, tires, or fuel. Illegal casinos, speakeasies, and whorehouses payed thousands of dollars per month in protection money. Dozens of county employees were listed on the payrolls for the sole purpose of providing cover for a vast money laundering operation.

The story is pretty amazing - deep deep levels of corruption and returning soldiers banded together to put a stop to it.  The article closes - in part - with this:

Letters inundated the local papers, with messages of encouragement such as: “To the GI Patriots, Athens, Tennessee: Thank you indeed for restoring the faith in America which so many of us had lost. Keep pitching and firing when necessary.”; “We have chicken-stealers and hog-stealers! House-stealers and auto-stealers! But the lowest, dirtiest of all are our election-stealers!”; and, “I congratulate you in the memory of my son, who lies buried in the South Pacific.” One GI carried a small paper with him everywhere, which read: “Remember…that no American can afford to be disinterested in any part of his Government, whether it is county, city, State, or nation.” The Tennessean praised what “has happened in the beautiful little city of Athens in McMinn County,” which “undoubtedly has awakened a thrill of pride throughout this machine-ridden state. Make no mistake. The McMinn County veterans and their supporters had first won their victory at the polls. Then they fought, with their bare fists and such weapons as they could seize, to protect their election from the theft attempted by force of arms before their eyes. This was no ‘riot’—unless Bunker Hill was a riot.” The “Boston Tea Party of Tennessee [caused] by a decade of election corruption and thievery, has stamped upon a brutal farce it had determined to endure no longer.” The battle was “what always has happened where men not born of a craven race have been pushed too far by tyranny.”

Similarly, a Commonwealth editorial read: “Since, after all, our American nation was founded by virtue of revolution, and since such revered figures as Jefferson evidently thought that revolution had valuable tonic effects on the body politic, it would be a trifle hypocritical for Americans to raise their hands in horror at these goings-on in the shadow of the Great Smokies.”

We need the same spirit now. Clean out Washington. What the last four years has shown me is that it is not just a few bad actors.  The entire system is corrupt. They keep talking about a Reset?  Let us give them a Reset they will remember for the rest of their lives.  As they enjoy it from behind bars.

Mossyrock, Washington - I Will Not Comply

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The City of Mossyrock is a gorgeous small town between Seattle and Portland. From Seattle station KING-5:

Freedom rally drums up support for businesses in small Lewis County town
Hundreds of people converged on the small town of Mossyrock in Lewis County Saturday to support small businesses hit hard by the pandemic.

The "Freedom Rally" gave people a chance to share their frustrations about Gov. Jay Inslee's latest set of COVID-19 restrictions that prohibit indoor dining and set capacity restrictions on retail stores.

It's been a rough year in Mossyrock, where the cancellation of the annual Blueberry Festival along with Loggers Jubilee in nearby Morton has deeply impacted tourism. Those closures along with increased COVID restrictions have pushed some to the breaking point, emotionally and financially.

"What people don't understand is those three events in those towns is what gets the towns by for the year because of the tourism," said Arminta Melis, who came with her husband from Morton to show support for Mossyrock.

I would love for our small island to do the same. There is hope in this world. The Conservative Treehouse has some observations:

Consent Withdrawn, Entire Town of Mossyrock Washington Defies Governor Inslee’s Latest Set of COVID-19 Restrictions
Many people talk of a foreboding sense. A sense that something is very close to erupting on the surface. I believe, and have said for months, the final eruption will come as a result of overreach by control authority in reference to COVID dictates. We are close.

In Washington State the entire town of Mossyrock has united to defy the COVID-19 dictatorial fiats of the State Governor Jay Inslee. This is how the rebellion will succeed.

And a bit more:

The power of the local, regional or state authority comes from the expressed consent of the people. As soon as the majority of people in that municipality deny that consent, those officials and state authoritarians lose all of their power.

Yes, it really is that simple.

And, of course:

..”If the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them.”..
~Sam Adams

So true - a few people at first but more and more are saying: "We will not comply"  Witnessing the rebirth of the American Republic.

The Texas lawsuit is a steamroller.  From Pamela Geller:

Pennsylvania House Leaders File Brief to Support Texas in Supreme Court Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania’s House speaker and majority leader on Thursday filed an amici curiae brief with the Supreme Court against the state of Pennsylvania and in favor of Texas’s lawsuit against the commonwealth and three other states.

A brief (pdf) filed by Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler and Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, both Republicans, requests that the Supreme Court “carefully consider the procedural issues and questions raised by the Plaintiff concerning the administration of the 2020 General Election in Pennsylvania.”

“The unimpeachability of our elections requires clear procedures of administration so that everyone gets a fair shake. Unfortunately, outside actors have so markedly twisted and gerrymandered the Commonwealth’s Election Code to the point that amici find it unrecognizable from the laws that they enacted,” they wrote, adding that the state of Texas “raised important questions about how this procedural malfeasance affected the 2020 General Election.”

Texas is saying that Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin introduced changes to their election laws that violated the State and the Federal constitutions and therefore prevented Texas (and the 18 21 other states that have signed on to this) from being able to determine the winner. It is being filed with the Supreme Court and the Court said that they will take the case. Going to be a very large smoking crater when this is over and done with.

Slam. Ted Cruz on Eric Swalwell

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Swalwell can't get no respect these days. First President Trump's son and now Senator Ted Cruz - from his twitter account:

Heh - I would be very surprised if he did not resign in 30 days or less. He is a laughingstock and a major security risk. I am waiting for a couple of these deep staters to turn and enter the witness protection program.  Roll up the rest of them. I would not mind seeing Senator Cruz on the ticket in 2024.

The people at Western Rifle Shooter have compiled a little list on Georgia's Republican governor who is not what he says he is. Know them by their actions. Starts with this screen-cap of a tweet:

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Keep reading.  I'll wait for you. Much much more.

Oh yes. The link between China and Doninion Voting Systems is at this tweet - China paid Doninion's parent corporation $400 million dollars:

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Oopsie - but, the internet is forever.  From archive.org:

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The document can be found at the US Securities and Exchange Commission

Anyway, go and read the site - well worth your time to see just how corrupt some of these people are.

A time for delight

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Great words from Adaptive Curmudgeon:

Shit Is Getting Real, And I’m Delighted About It
I’ve started… and rejected… a dozen posts lately. I had to delete them. They were inadequate.

The election situation exceeds my grasp as a wordsmith. Meanings too deep, ramifications too numerous, it cannot be “wished away” with a silly joke. Nothing I can say in 1,500-ish words is sufficient to the task. So, I’ve limped along with posts about woodworking and (behind the scenes) gone about my personal life with as much inner peace as I can muster.

Some words of introduction and then they just slam it home - let's start here:

Here’s how I know they’re idiots. They couldn’t win a free and fair election in the richest and most peaceful nation on earth, during the richest and most peaceful time in history. If you can’t gain power and prestige legally, in that fertile ground, despite wanting it real bad, you’re fundamentally flawed.

That’s why I’ve been guardedly optimistic. If this is the best they have to offer, they’re in over their head. They’re malevolent, they’re a hassle, they cause a lot of problems, but they’re hampered by their internal limitations.

They could have hunkered down and waited things out. “Orange man bad can get 10,000 people to show up with a day’s notice. He seems to enjoy fighting. Our guy can barely fill out a bowling league and looks like a strong wind will blow him over. Lets wait out the next four years and step in when the time is right.” That’s the wise move.

In their hubris, they overreached and made a mess. It’s so huge and ugly it can’t be ignored. Now the mess must be sorted out. It will get sorted out. Ideally it’ll be resolved by serious people in suits. I’d rather a Socratic Dialogue than the French Revolution.

And then they talk about the Texas lawsuit:

Simple logic: “We played by the rules. Every state that didn’t play by the rules has done us harm. There are remedies in the Constitution. Use them.” Quickly, they were joined by Louisiana. Then several others. A score of states with clean elections have squared off against four states that cheated too much.

It was time. Americans just stepped into the ring. They’re beckoning to the coup. “Get in here. Step out of the shadows. I’m going to sort this out right here in the spotlight and you’re going to be in the ring with me.” It feels good. Damn I love Texas today!

Seventeen states are now in the suit and the Supreme Court said that they will take the case.  It will be really interesting to see how the liberal justices will decide. Also, the turncoat John Roberts. There was a John Roberts listed on the airplane manifest to Epstein's Pedo Island, wonder if that is what they are holding on him:

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Swalwell and the Chinese spy

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The London Daily Mail has the story:

Eric Swalwell refuses to admit wrongdoing over 'top secret' friendship with Chinese spy Fang Fang and demands probe into who leaked story - as he refuses to say if he slept with her (and she's STILL Facebook friends with his dad and brother)

    • Eric Swalwell said Wednesday he wants a probe into who leaked information regarding his relationship with Chinese honeytrap spy 'Christine' Fang Fang
    • He claims the timing of the leak is questionable as it was in 2019 when he was working on impeachment against President Donald Trump'
    • 'I hope it is investigated into who leaked this information,' he told CNN
    • Fang is still friends with Swalwell's father, Eric, and brother, Joshua, on Facebook
    • Swalwell said he cut off ties with Fang in 2015 when he was briefed by the intelligence community on concerns over Fang's behavior with California politics
    • Fang liked a video posted by Joshua Swalwell featuring Eric in November 2016
    • Swalwell refuses to say whether he had a sexual relationship with Fang
    • The lawmaker was unmarried at the time he knew Fang from 2012-2015
    • The California congressman is just one of a group of Democrats targeted by the Chinese spy
    • Fang is known to have had sexual relationships with two midwestern mayors

Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell demanded Wednesday that there be an investigation into who leaked his relationship with a Chinese spy who he is accused of having sex with while she worked as a Communist honeytrap.

The former presidential candidate claimed his relationship with Christine Fang - or Fang Fang - was leaked while he was involved with impeaching Donald Trump and that classified information was being 'weaponized' against him.

Swalwell, who represents a Bay area district and sits on the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committee, has refused to confirm or deny sleeping with Fang before he was tipped off in 2015 that she was a Chinese agent.

She fled the country as the FBI investigated her and her infiltration efforts which also saw her become friendly with other California politicians and have sex with two mayors from the midwest, with the encounters caught by FBI eavesdroppers.

Talk about smoking gun. And this guy has not resigned yet?
And then, there is this from America's Newspaper of Record - the Babylon Bee:

Security Concerns Raised As Eric Swalwell's Girlfriend Revealed To Be President Xi In A Wig

Security concerns were raised over how bad Chinese spying has gotten after it was revealed this week that Eric Swalwell had been secretly dating President Xi Jinping in a wig.

"Hey, wait a minute!" said an FBI agent as he saw Rep. Swalwell holding hands with a woman who looked suspiciously like President Xi in light makeup, a dress, and a wig. "That's that Chinese guy! Get him!" Pulling the wig off, the agent revealed the Chinese woman to be Xi himself.

"Cheryl... why? Why did you lie to me? We had something great!" Swalwell said, tears in his eyes, as President Xi activated his jetpack and escaped.

Swalwell defended his actions, saying Xi was a tender lover and a great kisser, and "WE WERE IN LOVE, OK!? YOU JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND! THE HEART WANTS WHAT IT WANTS!"

Jinping's plan was reportedly to get close to Joe Biden to tempt him to sniff his hair, apparently not realizing all the Chinese government has to do is ask Biden and he'll surrender any information they want.

CNN called the development a "non-story" and criticized right-wing media for "pouncing" on the revelation that China's president was sleeping with congresspeople, saying it would only be a story if it were Putin sleeping with Swalwell.

Speaking truth to power. Or something like that.

Overstepped their boundaries - China

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They got a little too enthusiastic and the mask slipped.  From Breitbart:

Pompeo: Thanks to Trump, Chinese Communist Party ‘Has Now Shown Itself’ and Is Exposed
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Breitbart News exclusively that President Donald Trump and his administration have successfully exposed the Chinese Communist Party as the most significant threat to the United States – something he hopes will last long into the future.

Thanks to the work of Trump and his administration, Pompeo said, combined with the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup of the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese Communist Party and its influence operations across the country and around the world are well known and public. The CCP, the president’s top diplomat and former CIA director argued, was able to operate in the shadows with impunity for years—but now it can no longer hide its agenda and actions from the world.

“The CCP has now shown itself,” Pompeo said. “It frankly didn’t for a long time. We can now see it. Each time we push back, you can see it more clearly. Each time we talk about how this virus emanated from Wuhan, China, the Chinese try to tell a story that it came from Italy or it came from American soldiers. I think the story this week was it came from packaged food. This is false and disinformation. We are unraveling their narrative. We have taken this seriously because Xi Jinping is taking making China the Middle Kingdom—a global hegemony—seriously. So we have a responsibility to get this right.”

More at the site.  Give them enough rope... President Trump is going to have a very interesting four more years.

Some headlines - Swalwell

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California and China

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Again, my surprised face - some excellent reporting from Axios:

Exclusive: Suspected Chinese spy targeted California politicians
A suspected Chinese intelligence operative developed extensive ties with local and national politicians, including a U.S. congressman, in what U.S. officials believe was a political intelligence operation run by China’s main civilian spy agency between 2011 and 2015, Axios found in a yearlong investigation.

Why it matters: The alleged operation offers a rare window into how Beijing has tried to gain access to and influence U.S. political circles.

This catches my eye:

Among the most significant targets of Fang's efforts was Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.).

    • Fang took part in fundraising activity for Swalwell’s 2014 re-election campaign, according to a Bay Area political operative and a current U.S. intelligence official. Swalwell’s office was directly aware of these activities on its behalf, the political operative said. That same political operative, who witnessed Fang fundraising on Swalwell's behalf, found no evidence of illegal contributions.
    • Federal Election Commission records don’t indicate Fang herself made donations, which are prohibited from foreign nationals.
    • Fang helped place at least one intern in Swalwell's office, according to those same two people, and interacted with Swalwell at multiple events over the course of several years.

A statement from Swalwell's office provided to Axios said: "Rep. Swalwell, long ago, provided information about this person — whom he met more than eight years ago, and whom he hasn’t seen in nearly six years — to the FBI. To protect information that might be classified, he will not participate in your story."

If you will remember, Swalwell was one of the key promoters of the idea of Russian collusion with President Trump. An idea that was found to be baseless after spending three years and $43 million dollars of taxpayer money.

The idea that he was - at that time - consorting with a Chinese spy makes me think of Psychological Projection - fits the definition to a "T"

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