From America's Newspaper of Record:

U.S. Shoots Down Spy Balloon As It Was Getting Too Close To Ukraine
The Pentagon officially went ahead with their plan to shoot down the Chinese spy balloon as it was getting too close to Ukraine's borders, sources confirmed Saturday.

"We sent a strong message to China," said Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. "So long as the spy balloon stayed over America, we had peace. But the moment that spy balloon got a little too close to Ukraine - boom! We had to take it out."

General Austin proudly reported that the most high-tech missile defense systems in the world had been waiting to blow up the balloon for days. "Trust me, the Chinese are going to regret floating that balloon within thousands of miles of the Ukraine border. They should have kept that balloon where it was safe, floating over the U.S. and spying on American citizens."

Despite the Pentagon's assurances, many Americans have questioned why the military didn't shoot the balloon down over the U.S. "Were we, like, out of bullets?" asked local Carolina man Nate Maldonado, watching the balloon float overhead. According to sources, yes, we are out of bullets - because we sent them all to Ukraine.

The USA?  We don't care about that patriarchal relic.  Our money laundering honey-pot?
Now that is another story entirely - got to keep the benjamin's flowing...

Bill Maher on the woke revolution

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Spot on:

Pie charts

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From Life News:

Satanic Temple Opens New Abortion Clinic to Kill Babies in Ritualistic Abortions
The Satanic Temple isn’t just promoting the killing of unborn babies in abortions anymore. It’s actually killing them through a new “religious” abortion practice in New Mexico.

On Wednesday, the satanic group launched a new “religious medical services arm,” TST Health, to begin doing abortions. The Satanic Temple believes aborting unborn babies is a religious “ritual” and compares it to communion or baptism for Christians.

The name of its first “telehealth” abortion practice doubles as a covert death wish to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the decision that overturned Roe v. Wade last year.

The Samuel Alito’s Mom’s Satanic Abortion Clinic in New Mexico will offer abortion drugs to women ages 17 and up who are up to 11 weeks of pregnancy, according to Fox News. The FDA does not recommend abortion drugs after 10 weeks.

There is evil walking this Earth - growing stronger as people give these demons strength through their remembrance.  The poor saps fail to understand the deal they are undertaking.  It never benefits them - temporarily a little bit but overall? Eternity is a long long time.

Looks like a showdown - as Louis Pasteur said:  "Chance favors only the prepared mind"

It is going to take a long time to recover from the damage that is being done to our children:

From Breitbart:

Hakeem Jeffries: Resolution Condemning Socialism Is ‘Fraudulent,’ Would ‘Undermine’ Democrat Agenda
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) spoke out against a House resolution that would condemn the “horrors of socialism,” arguing that it is a “fraudulent” resolution that would “undermine” House Democrats’ agenda.

Cuban-American Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) introduced the anti-Socialism resolution, a symbolic move that declares the country “founded on the belief in the sanctity of the individual, to which the collectivistic system of socialism in all of its forms is fundamentally and necessarily opposed.”

The text of the resolution notes that “many of the greatest crimes in history” were committed by socialist ideologues like Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, and Hugo Chavez.

“Whereas socialist ideology necessitates a concentration of power that has time and time again collapsed into Communist regimes, totalitarian rule, and brutal dictatorships,” the resolution states.

However, Jeffries argued the anti-socialism resolution would “undermine” House Democrats’ agenda.

Make's 'ya wonder doesn't it.
They are so open about their lust for power and still, they keep getting reelected.

Nobody Speak

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Given all that is happening in the world today, we need to remember this session at the United Nations
From about six years ago - DJ Shadow and Run the Jewels:

Don't forget - today is:

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Tip 'o the hat to Knuckledraggin'

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Today is also National Tater-Tot Day

A very telling event - from American Wire:

100 Dems refuse to condemn socialism after troubling warning from Republican Cuban-American Rep
This week, House Republicans brought forth a resolution condemning the “horrors of socialism” and declaring that the House “opposes the implementation of socialist policies in the United States of America.”

In response, big-government-loving Democrats predictably cried foul, with House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries leading the charge.

“They’re bringing to the floor of the House of Representatives today a resolution on socialism, to condemn some dictators that we all condemn,” he said.

“But understand, the goal of this phony, fake, and fraudulent resolution is just to provide cover for extreme MAGA Republicans to try to undermine an agenda that is designed to lift up the health, safety, and well-being of the American people,” he added.

It would be so easy to condemn socialism but it would offend their constituents and it would offend their paymasters. Makes it very clear what we are dealing with.  These people are not representing their constituents - they have not done this for the last thirty years at least. Tar and feathers anyone?

Another day, another jab

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Anything but the jab - Died Suddenly

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Because SCIENCE!

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Be careful what you ask for - communism

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A word to the wise - media

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The Biden documents

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Looks like the National Archives were complicit in keeping their discovery secret.
From the London Daily Mail:

What ELSE are they hiding? White House claims of transparency face even more scrutiny as it's revealed National Archives was BLOCKED from releasing statement on classified documents found at Biden's think tank
The National Archives was prevented from notifying the public that classified documents had been found at President Joe Biden's think tank back in November, raising questions over who stopped the information from coming out.

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman James Comer raised the question Tuesday night, claiming the only two entities that could have given the order are the White House and the Department of Justice – putting the onus on either Biden or Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Despite Biden's team claiming they have been 'transparent' regarding the classified document scandal, new details emerged Tuesday that the FBI had searched his former offices after the initial materials were found.

Documents with classified markings were found at Biden's Washington, D.C. think tank in early November, just days before the 2022 midterm elections.

As a reminder, President Trump fully cooperated with the National Archives regarding the documents he took.  They had been declassified.  Remember that the President has that authority - the Vice-President does not and Biden was VP at the time he removed the documents.

The mid-term elections were a few days away at the time they were "discovered" - they kept a lid on it so as not to disadvantage any Democrats.

As a reminder, these were not just a file folder or two - this was a major haul:

Tired

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Worked hard today - did a run into town later this afternoon.

Sleepy - more snow due tomorrow.  Fun fun fun 🤣

Who ordered this? Snow

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Woke up to snow coming down.  About an inch on the ground - supposed to taper off by this afternoon but...

Heading out for coffee and then working at the farm.

The 'ole rumor mill - Memphis

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The beating death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of five Memphis police officers is heinous.  The time that it took the ambulance crew to respond and the fact that they stood around for up to fifteen minutes before rendering aid is seriously questionable.

It turns out that Tyre's home was only a few blocks from the incident.  That is why he tried to run away.

Word is that several of the cops who beat him were members of the Vice Lords gang and that this was a payback.  Tyre was known to them.  Word is too that there were photos of other beatings on some of the officer's phones.

If any of this is true, expect the whole story to be memory-holed in 3... 2... 1...

Not a female. Not a figure skater.

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Tip of the hat to Vox Day for this hilarious attempt from Finland:

As Vox says

Why We Call it Clown World
If you are ever asked what you mean by “Clown World”, simply refer the questioner to this video. It should suffice to comprehensively answer their question.

Clown World is devoted to inversion. When the “female figure skater” is neither female nor a figure skater, you know Clown World is involved.

Word.

ABL - Always Be Learning

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Motto of my life in some senses - I love learning new things.
Found this at Chris Lynch's and it really resonates with me:

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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...

Slow couple of days

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Great weather so working on packing the conex boxes for shipment.

Slow news days too - more later tonight.  Maybe.

A bit of a problem - Captcha

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Speaking truth to power - Memphis

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There is no way to rationally argue these points.
Not only Memphis.

Out of frying pan - Adam Schiff

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Noted liar and serial President Trump-hater decided he was washed up in the House.
Time to run for the Senate - one slight problem...
From The Epoch Times:

Adam Schiff Hit With Ethics Complaint Over Opening Senate Campaign Ad
The campaign video Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) released to announce his 2024 Senate campaign became the subject of an ethics complaint within a single day.

On Thursday, Schiff announced he is running to replace Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) in the Senate in 2024. By Friday, a nonprofit organization called the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) had filed an ethics complaint against Schiff’s very first Senate campaign ad.

Adam Schiff a liar?  Here is the Wall Street Journal:

What Are the Consequences for Adam Schiff’s Lies?
In the good old days if a member of Congress was caught in a major lie, knowingly misleading Congress and the American public, there were consequences. His own party would denounce him, the electorate would surely vote him out of office but perhaps he would resign in disgrace beforehand. But not today. Rep. Adam Schiff was playing to the base with a calculated lie, cheered on by fellow party members and supported by most of the media. He is a hero—to some. There are not, nor will there be, consequences for him. How times have changed. Any wonder the approval rating of Congress is at such an abysmally low rating?

When a useful member of the Democrat Politburo is called out by the Wall Street Journal, you know that there is a problem. He made his bed, he can lie in it...

Heh - took long enough

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I will admit that I live a lifestyle that is more cluttered than average.  I am clean and maintain my home in an orderly fashion but I am not a neat freak - it does not disturb me to have something out of place or a pile of papers to be sorted later.  A friend of mine tried very hard to get me interested in minimalism and turned me on to the writings of Marie Kondo.

Good enough for some people but not for me.  One reason why we divorced after only a few months of marriage.

Now?  Looks like Marie has seen the light - from The New York Post:

Marie Kondo has ‘given up’ on being tidy: ‘My home is messy’
The queen of spring-cleaning has lost the spring in her step.

“Up until now, I was a professional tidier, so I did my best to keep my home tidy at all times,” she said in a recent webinar via an interpreter, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

“I have kind of given up on that in a good way for me,” she added. “Now I realize what is important to me is enjoying time with my children at home.”

Cue the sigh of relief: The authority on neatness admitted that even she has trouble keeping up with clutter.

The 38-year-old organizational guru, who gave birth to her third child in 2021, is known for the Netflix series “Tidying Up,” where she instructs eager cleaners to keep what “sparks joy” and trash the rest.

Works for some people — not for me.  Not for Ms. Kondo either.
Welcome aboard - reality is a lot more relaxing isn't it 😁

Modern Monetary Theory is smoke and mirrors.  Academics love it but it is not working in the real world.
The Austrian School (Mises, Hayek, Menger, et. al.) works every time.
It is the truth that underlies the way we value work and "capital"
Reminds me of Vox Day's aphorism:

In academia there is no difference between academia and the real world; in the real world there is

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The latest two releases from Project Veritas showed someone high-up in Pfizer saying that Pfizer was mutating the virus so that they could be on top of development of new vaccines.  A "Cash Cow" as it were (those specific words).  The second video was James O'Keefe confronting the guy and the guy throwing a hissy tantrum and smashing some of the PV equipment.

Trying to search for the guy's name on Google is entertaining at this time.  Now?

MUST UPHOLD AND PROMOTE THE NARRATIVE AT ALL COSTS
The social media's prime directive.

That would be my reaction too

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Very wise words - Gavin Newsom

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Antifa is making a stand in the State of Georgia. The Governor of Georgia is having nothing of it.
From PJ Media

Gov. Brian Kemp Declares State of Emergency to Deal With Atlanta's Domestic Terrorists
In the wake of a shooting between Antifa terrorists and law enforcement at the site of a future public safety training facility and domestic terrorist activity in downtown Atlanta, Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) declared a 15-day state of emergency that allows him to call up the National Guard to deal with these out-of-town insurgents if need be.

Kemp wrote in his five-page executive order:

WHEREAS: In consultation with public safety officials and emergency preparedness officials, I have determined that the following actions are necessary and appropriate to protect public peace and provide for the safety and welfare of Georgia’s citizens, visitors, and property.

NOW, THEREFORE, PURSUANT TO THE AFOREMENTIONED GEORGIA LAW, CODE SECTION 38-3-51, CODE SECTION 45-12-29, AND THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME AS THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, IT IS HEREBY

ORDERED: That because of unlawful assemblage, violence, overt threats of violence, disruption of the peace and tranquility of this state and danger existing to persons and property, a State of Emergency is declared in the State of Georgia.

The order comes as tensions could ratchet back up this weekend after five Memphis police officers face murder charges in the beating death of a suspect.

Text of the E.O. can be found here: State of Emergency Declaration

Good - push back with full force of the law.

Good news from New York State

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Liberal state but the jurors had their heads on straight for this one.
From Law and Crime:

New York City Truck Attack Terrorist Guilty on All Counts, Could Face Death Penalty
The man who drove a Home Depot rental truck into a New York City bike lane in 2017 has been found guilty on all counts, in a rare death penalty trial that took place in the Empire State. The attack killed eight people and wounded 12.

The penalty phase of his trial is set to begin on Feb. 6, where a jury will decide whether he will be put to death.

On Oct. 31, 2017, Sayfullo Saipov, a then-29-year-old New Jersey resident, rented a flatbed truck, drove it over the George Washington Bridge, and got onto the West Side Highway. Once he reached the vicinity of Houston Street, Saipov swerved the truck into the bike lane and pedestrian walkway for several blocks. The truck stopped after colliding with a bus, prosecutors say.

As he got out of the truck, Saipov was heard shouting “Allahu akbar,” Arabic for “God is great.” Law enforcement shot him at the scene, before taking him to Bellevue Hospital for medical treatment.

And he is quite the choirboy:

Prosecutors said Saipov did, in fact, ask to fly the ISIS flag in the hospital where he was being treated — and told authorities that he would have flown the banner on his truck if he weren’t worried about drawing attention to himself before the attack.

Hope they award the death penalty - this guy is not mentally ill, he is a willing member of his culture and the message needs to be sent.  Fsck around, find out.

Smart technology

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Do not have any.  Do not want any.

From Project Veritas:

Pfizer Executive: ‘Mutate’ COVID via ‘Directed Evolution’ for Company to Continue Profiting Off of Vaccines … ‘COVID is Going to be a Cash Cow for Us’ … ‘That is Not What We Say to the Public’ … ‘People Won’t Like That’ … ‘Don’t Tell Anyone’

    • Jordon Trishton Walker, Pfizer Director of Research and Development, Strategic Operations - mRNA Scientific Planner: “One of the things we're exploring is like, why don't we just mutate it [COVID] ourselves so we could create -- preemptively develop new vaccines, right? So, we have to do that. If we're gonna do that though, there's a risk of like, as you could imagine -- no one wants to be having a pharma company mutating f**king viruses.”
    • Walker: “Don’t tell anyone. Promise you won’t tell anyone. The way it [the experiment] would work is that we put the virus in monkeys, and we successively cause them to keep infecting each other, and we collect serial samples from them.”
    • Walker: “You have to be very controlled to make sure that this virus [COVID] that you mutate doesn’t create something that just goes everywhere. Which, I suspect, is the way that the virus started in Wuhan, to be honest. It makes no sense that this virus popped out of nowhere. It’s bullsh*t.”
    • Walker: “From what I’ve heard is they [Pfizer scientists] are optimizing it [COVID mutation process], but they’re going slow because everyone is very cautious -- obviously they don’t want to accelerate it too much. I think they are also just trying to do it as an exploratory thing because you obviously don’t want to advertise that you are figuring out future mutations.”

Much more including the incriminating video at the site.

A public hanging would be an appropriate punishment for management.
The pillory for everyone else down to the interns.

Follow the money - Nancy Pelosi

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If this was anyone else, they would be spending the next couple of years in jail.
They did this to Martha Stewart for far far less of a crime:

Social Media Censorship

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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

Life goals - indeed...

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Pearls Before Swine (link):

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Whew - that's a relief. Oh. Wait.

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Rep. Schiff is a known liar.  From The Daily Wire:

Schiff Claims He Never Took Classified Docs Home
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says he never took classified documents back home amid a growing scandal over the handling of secret material by top government executives.

As chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff had access to all sorts of classified information, but the congressman asserted Tuesday he was too paranoid to take any of it with him.

“This is what’s so astounding, I think, for all of us on the Intelligence Committee. I never take classified documents to my house,” Schiff told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who asked if he had taken any records home. “I don’t know any reason why people would.”

Then he has nothing to fear from a search.  OK Adam? (here, here, here, here and here for starters)
When the Wall Street Journal notices that you are a liar, you have a serious credibility problem.

A very good point

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And if you plant endangered species on the grave, nobody will be allowed to dig it up...
Tip 'o the hat to Aesop at Raconteur Report

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