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Great five minute rag on our *Resident from Sky News:

This comment from J.B. sums it up:

Joe Biden's mind is like a web browser. 19 tabs are open, 17 are frozen and
he has no idea where the music is coming from.

Tip of the hat to Borepatch

Tip of the hat to The Gateway Pundit:

Nice that so many people turned out to greet him. After all, he did get 81 million votes to be elected.

Much more at the site - several more videos from different vantage points. No one came out to see him.
Pitiful really...

President Trump - popularity

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Heh - run against President Trump and his policies and see what happens.
Two stories - first? Politico - April 13, 2021:

Meet the Texas veteran who could blaze a trail for the anti-Trump GOP
Criticizing Donald Trump is considered a death sentence for Republican candidates. But Michael Wood’s betting that it will be his lifeline.

Wood is campaigning on an explicitly anti-Trump platform as he competes with 22 other candidates in a special election to fill the seat of the late Rep. Ron Wright (R-Texas), who represented a rapidly diversifying district in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs. Wood’s risky strategy centers on a belief there is a healthy slice of the GOP ready to move on from Trump after Jan. 6 — a proposition that will be tested at the ballot box next month.

Wood, a combat veteran and small business owner, has embraced his political identity as a Trump antagonist. He has publicly needled the former president on Twitter, recently declaring that “I’d rather fight for my country and the Constitution on a shoestring budget than kiss that man’s ring at Mar-a-Lago.”

So he has some good points - veteran, business owner.  He is just anti-Trump.
The People spoke - from CNS News - May 3rd, 2021:

Trump-Endorsed Republican Is Top Vote-Getter in Texas Special Election
Susan Wright, the widow of U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, was the top voter-getter in Saturday's crowded race for Texas's 6th congressional seat.

And Mr. Wood?

One of the eleven GOP candidates, Michael Wood, ran on an anti-Trump platform. He received only 3.19 percent of the vote.

The politicians are refusing to listen to their constituency to their own detriment. Pure schadenfreude.

From South Korea's Yonhap News:

N. Korea says Biden 'made big blunder,' warns of 'worse crisis beyond control'
North Korea said Sunday that U.S. President Joe Biden made a "big blunder" after he called Pyongyang's nuclear program a serious threat, warning the U.S. will face a "worse and worse crisis beyond control."

Kwon Jong-gun, director general of the Department of U.S. Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, made the remarks after Biden pledged in his first congressional address last week to work with allies to address "serious threats" from the North and Iran through diplomacy and stern deterrence.

"It is certain that the U.S. chief executive made a big blunder in the light of the present-day viewpoint," Kwon said. "Now that what the keynote of the U.S. new DPRK policy has become clear, we will be compelled to press for corresponding measures, and with time the U.S."

My guess is that the US will comply with whatever North Korea wants - rescind the sanctions, give oodles of "foreign aid" to the kleptocrats in power.  We will be back to where we were in the Carter years.  Except Kim now has nukes and has been working on them for over ten years.

Just wonderful - President Trump actually made some real headway. Now, it's back to square one again.
Liberals never ever learn from their mistakes. They can't study their own history - it would be too depressing.

That speech last night

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Speech? UPDATE

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Aparently someone gave a speech tonight. I'll see tomorrow if anything of importance was talked about.

UPDATE:
Initial reports indicate much wailing and gnashing of teeth from the left.
It seems that they are getting just what they asked for.  Good and hard.

Excellent news - from the Los Angeles Times:

Gov. Gavin Newsom to face recall election as Republican-led effort hits signature goal
Propelled by growing voter frustration over California’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Republican-led drive to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office collected enough voter signatures to qualify for the ballot, state officials reported Monday, triggering for only the second time in state history a rapid-fire campaign to decide whether to oust a sitting governor.

Recall backers submitted more than 1,495,709 verified voter signatures — equal to 12% of all ballots cast in the last gubernatorial election — meeting the minimum threshold to force a special recall election, according to a tally released by Secretary of State Shirley Weber. Barring intervention by the courts, Newsom will face a statewide vote of confidence by year’s end.

And this will be a closely watched election.  The guy pushes all of the right buttons for the lefties but he is incompetent as an administrator and leader.

Old news I know but fresh information is coming to light. From Newsmax:

Lawyer: FBI's Seth Rich Docs Show Robbery Narrative 'Failing Apart'
The FBI released documents sought related to the death of former Democrat National Committee voter expansion data director Seth Rich, and a lawyer says it shows no signs of what has been considered a robbery murder.

Among the findings in the 68 pages released of the 576 the FBI has denoted as related to Rich, a lawyer found it concerning it is unknown whether anything was deleted on Rich's personal laptop, The Epoch Times reported.

One page read, "given [redacted] it is conceivable that an individual or group would want to pay for his death," according to the report.

"That doesn't sound like a random street robbery," lawyer Ty Clevenger told the Times.

Also, the documents show nothing was stolen in what law enforcement has publicly considered a robbery attempt and suggest it is "conceivable" someone might have paid for Rich's death, according to the report.

Hillary? Arkancide - Seth Rich was the person suspected of leaking the Clinton emails to WikiLeaks.

Joe Biden - mental impairment

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His mental state is not a new thing:

From Thomas Sowell's YouTube Account

UPDATE below
From Dan Bongino:

Caitlyn Jenner To Enter California Governor’s Race as a Republican
Could another celebrity governor be in California’s future?

Earlier today, after weeks of speculation, the artist formally known as Bruce announced their intent to enter California’s governor’s race as Governor Gavin Newsom faces a likely recall.

“California has been my home for nearly 50 years. I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or station in life, could turn their dreams into reality. But for the past decade, we have seen the glimmer of the Golden State reduced by one-party rule that places politics over progress and special interests over people. Sacramento needs an honest leader with a clear vision,” Caitlyn Jenner wrote in a statement announcing the filing of the paperwork to run.

“I have been a compassionate disrupter throughout my life, from representing the United States and winning a gold medal at the Olympics to helping advance the movement for equality,” she continues.

She then cites a handful of issues the state is facing, before getting a dig in on Newsom: “This isn’t the California we know. This is Gavin Newsom’s California, where he orders us to stay home but goes out to dinner with his lobbyist friends.”

I remember when Pigasus was a viable Presidential Cantidate. Jenner could not be a worse governor than Newsom.

UPDATE - of course, the professional trannies weigh in.  From The Daily Wire:

LGBTQ Activists Denounce Caitlyn Jenner After Announcing Run For California Governor
Despite Caitlyn Jenner’s transgender identity, LGBTQ activists are not happy with the former Olympian’s bid to oust Gavin Newsom as governor of California.

Shortly after Jenner made the big announcement that they would run for governor, LGBTQ activists were upset that Jenner would be running as a Republican.

'Scuuuse me but...  If you want to have someone you approve of as Governor, find someone to run.
It is really that simple.

Caitlyn is running for the entire population of California and not just a percent or two. The entire homosexual spectrum encompasses about 5% of the US population. They are not the majority in any sense of the word.  There should not be any discrimination and they must have the same rights as any non-homosexual person but that is where this ends. Period. You do not get to ram this down the rest of our throats.  You do not get to set the agenda for everyone.

Now, shall I call a whaaambulance or are you just going to let the butthurt flow through you.

God but I detest activists. Self-centered little onanists. Willfully ignorant of the consequences of their actions.

An interesting metric - fundraising

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Looks like people are truly fed up.  From FOX News:

RNC sets fundraising record in March in drive to retake control of Congress
The Republican National Committee (RNC) raked in $17.8 million in fundraising last month, which it highlights is its best ever off-cycle March haul.

And the RNC says it brought in a total of $44.4 million during the January-March first quarter (Q1) of fundraising this year, its best post-presidential election first quarter in the national party committee’s history.

Good.  The RNC is almost as bad as the Democrat party - people need to give their contributions to local conservative candidates, not the national committee but still, this is a start and a very good one.

There has to be a statute for that.  Oh. Wait. Nevermind. From FOX News:

Maxine Waters urges Minnesota protesters to 'stay on the street' if Chauvin acquitted in Floyd case
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., showed up at an anti-police brutality protest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Saturday evening, saying demonstrators needed to "stay on the street," demanding justice until police reform becomes a reality.

Specifically:

Asked about the Derek Chauvin murder trial in Minneapolis, Waters told reporters if the former police officer isn't found guilty of murdering George Floyd, "We've got to stay on the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational. We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business."

She is not out-and-out inciting violence but my ears are ringing from her dog whistle. She needs to go back home and take care of her own constituency (here, here and here for starters) - not go grandstanding. Also to note, she is a multi-millionaire. She and her family have gotten rich off the system. Our tax dollars at work.

Interesting times in Chicago

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No corroboration but still - from the International Business Times:

Lori Lightfoot: Chicago Mayor to Resign After Being Caught Cheating on Wife?
There are rumors circulating on social media that Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot will be tendering her resignation after being caught cheating on her wife, First Lady Amy Eshleman.

More:

The post claimed the woman Lightfoot was having an affair with had a boyfriend who was caught for possession of a weapon and asked Lightfoot to "take care" of it. The extortion calls allegedly led to Eshleman finding out and "beating" Lightfoot.

According to the tweet, police responded to the domestic dispute at the Lightfoot-Eshleman residence, where they ran into their daughter who told them "my moms are fighting."

Lots more at the site.  Lightfoot said the right things and was credentialed.  She got elected to the job. Problem is, she can't lead. Can't manage the city.  Being mayor is a big job that takes a lot of work. It is not just a matter of pushing the narrative - you need to put in the hours to learn what is happening out there, set policy, administrate and lead.

Wonder if they will elect a conservative this time around?  Hmmmm? Couldn't hurt to try.

Diplomatic visit - Japan

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Looks like Joe is not meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister.
Major diss on our part - their top leader is greeted by our second fiddle.
From The Western Journal:

Why Is Kamala Harris, Instead of Joe Biden, Meeting with Japanese PM?
On Friday, Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga was welcomed to the White House as part of the first diplomatic summit of Joe Biden’s presidency — but Biden was not the one to welcome him to the United States.

Instead, Suga was greeted by Vice President Kamala Harris.

“The president and I are very excited about the conversations we will have with the prime minister today,” Harris said.

Japan is very much about "face" and this is not the way to treat the top leader of a major ally. Joe could have been in the room and shook his hand. Then Harris could have taken over the dialog. To have her be the first person to meet and greet is a slap in the face. P.M. Suga only "rates" our second best??? Seriously???

Of course, it is obvious to anyone with an I.Q. higher than 80 (sorry liberals) what is happening with Joe's condition but still...  They could have done this a lot better.  A lot more gracious. More at the site - this is not the first time KH has stepped in.

I would love to be a fly on the wall in Kalorama. Obama is getting his "third term" in office but the sock puppets he installed are turning out to be absolute buffoons.

Good news - House margin

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The Dems hold on power just slipped a notch or two - from FOX News:

House Democratic margin shrinks to 2 votes with swearing-in of Republican Julia Letlow
House Democrats are barely holding onto their majority, with Rep.-elect Julia Letlow, R-La., set to be sworn in Wednesday morning.

Letlow will be joining the House in the seat originally won by her husband, Luke Letlow, who died in September from COVID-19 before he was supposed to be sworn in. Julia Letlow won a special election in March.

This gives Republicans 212 seats in the House, catching up to Democrats' 218. Since tie votes fail in the House, that means Democrats cannot lose more than two votes from their party to pass legislation if the GOP fully opposes them.

That slim margin of error could prevent Democrats from passing more progressive bills that moderates in their party may not support.

Good - let's hope that the Biden/Obama legacy is ashes and dust. They tried. They are failing.
Time to make sure that the communists never try again. Zu Asche zu Staub

From Bruce Tinsley's Mallard Filmore:

Interesting to note that Tinsley's strip has been canceled by a few media outlets. They do not like conservative voices.

20210413-biden.jpgLike the old saying goes, "If you're taking flak, you're over the target"

They have nothing that people want - no leadership, no love, no liberty. Once they are in power, they rule as a despot.
Bring forth an opposing voice and watch out.  The Epoch Times is based in Hong Kong - an excellent English Language news source for all things China. Recently, the Chinese government has been taking a dim view of their work.
From The Epoch Times:

Hong Kong Epoch Times Forced to Suspend Printing After Violent Attack
The Hong Kong edition of The Epoch Times is temporarily suspending distribution to repair damaged equipment after an attack on April 12 — the fifth attack on the printing plant since it was established in 2006.

In the early hours of April 12 local time, four masked intruders barged their way into the warehouse, wielding two sledgehammers and a knife hidden inside a plastic bag.

The four men smashed printing press equipment and tossed construction debris on the equipment before fleeing in a white van. Among the items damaged were multiple computers and the printing press’s central control panel. The men warned a print shop employee to “go away,” with one saying, “Don’t force me to do anything.” They also stole a computer as they left.

Police officers arrived shortly afterward and told Epoch Times employees that the department’s crime unit would investigate.

The Hong Kong edition of The Epoch Times has decried the attack as a crime against Hong Kong’s liberties and the rule of law.

“These thugs are not just targeting The Epoch Times Hong Kong, but also the independent media outlets in Hong Kong,” the outlet said in a statement. “It’s a malicious attack on basic societal norms such as … press freedom.”

Supression in the US is kinder and gentler. They do not smash the presses (yet) but try to get a word in at Twi**er or Faceb**k that does not toe the party line and you will be cut off so fast it will make your head spin. An interesting time in our history.  I have hopes for 2022 and 2024. We The People have had enough of the corruption and games playing. These idiots need to be smacked down so hard they forget about trying this bullshit for the rest of their lives.

From Knucklegraggin'

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Those little fuckers need to remember that they work for us.  They campaigned, we elected them and they need to get back to their jobs.  They are not there for personal enrichment or power grabbing.

Great catch from Chris Lynch at A Large Regular:

The White House Correspondents Dinner was supposed to be April 24th but guessing from the zero discussion about it that there will be no event this year and no explanation as to why it was canceled.

The dinner is kind of a big thing - been held since 1920. For a President to miss this is very much out of the ordinary. I could not imagine our current *Resident not going off the rails during the four hours. No wonder they are trying to ignore the event - hoping it will just go away.

And here we go - the Supreme Court

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You know - the *resident's son.  That Hunter. Great article from the London Daily Mail:

EXCLUSIVE: What WASN'T in Hunter Biden's book: How he got unauthorized Secret Service protection, begged Joe to run for WH to salvage his own reputation and made porn films with prostitutes. Forensic experts prove laptop IS President's son's

    • Hunter Biden released his 'tell-all' memoir Beautiful Things on Tuesday, but left out shocking details
    • DailyMail.com can reveal those secrets after contents of his abandoned laptop - including a cache of 103,000 text messages, 154,000 emails, more than 2,000 photos - were verified by top forensics experts
    • Hunter left his MacBook Pro laptop at a Wilmington, Delaware computer repair shop in April 2019 and never returned for it
    • In texts from 2019, Hunter begged his father to run for president to salvage Hunter's own reputation
    • Hunter repeatedly dodged police action against him, despite constantly dealing with drug dealers and prostitutes and having multiple run-ins with the law
    • The president's son was guarded by a Secret Service agent while on a 2018 drug and prostitute binge in Hollywood, despite not being entitled to protection at the time
    • Hunter appeared to be obsessed with making porn films with prostitutes, videos and photos on his laptop show
    • Texts also show Joe Biden was afraid his conversations with Hunter were being hacked even as they discussed his White House bid

Hunter Biden's 'tell-all' autobiography promised the unvarnished story of his struggles with drugs, family turmoil and his controversial love life.

But there were many shocking details of his debauched life that the president's son chose not to share with readers, including details of his fragile relationship with his father.

Now DailyMail.com can reveal the secrets Hunter chose not to divulge, exposed in the contents of his abandoned laptop and verified by top forensics experts.

The bombshell cache of 103,000 text messages, 154,000 emails, more than 2,000 photos and dozens of videos are packed with revelations conveniently missing from the memoir

Why is this being released right now?  Is Joe fading faster than expected and they want to offer a plethora of reasons for Congress to 25th him and install Harris as queen?  I am sticking to what I wrote a little over a month ago:

It is obvious that they want to get Kamala Harris in as POTUS but she could never be elected. Too much baggage. They put up Sleepy Joe and will use the 25th Amendment to retire him when his dementia is too obvious.

What the conservatives should do is stick to their guns. The 25th requires a 2/3rds vote of both houses - they could easily keep Joe in office. The Democrats did this. This was their grand strategy. Let them enjoy the consequences - good and hard. Without flowers, dinner or even a bit of lube first.

Yeah - hold off and let America see who they elected and who is running him. A good Blue Pill moment.

Alaska GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski has seen better days.  She certainly has the credentials - her dad was a US Senator and Alaska Governor (Frank Murkowski) but she has been too long in Washington D.C. and is a bona fide swamp thang.
She voted to convict President Trump in his 2nd impeachment trial. The voters are remembering this. From Disrn:

Alaska GOP senator trailing Republican challenger by double digits after voting to convict Trump
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) is experiencing a decline in support after voting to convict former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, trailing Republican challenger Kelly Tshibaka by 15 points in a Monday poll.

A bit more:

Murkowski has served in the Senate since 2002 when her father first appointed her to his seat. She currently only has a 10% approval rating among Republicans, but has fended off primary challengers before.

She is up for reelection in 2022.

She could have kept her seat.  All she had to do was do her job and represent her constituency. But noooo.  She had to join the swamp. Now, she gets to enjoy the consequences. Good. Stupidity should hurt.

A thought - Biden's Dog

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*Resident Biden's dog is having some problems while living in the White House.  He is biting people.  I was talking with a few people this morning and had a thought.  Most dogs are pretty perceptive. I have had German Shepherds for most of my adult life and they can be downright spooky when it comes to reading people.

My thought this morning is that Major is in an incredibly confusing situation. Nearly 100% of the people he comes into contact with are outright lying. First of all, his "person" has dementia and is no longer there.  This is something that a dog can understand and process and they will try to help.

For everyone else around Slow Joe? Everyone there has some sort of agenda - if not pushing the narrative and moving towards communism, they are out for what they can get for themselves - money or power - and are playing fast and loose with the truth to get it.

No wonder poor Major is feeling very confused - he is surrounded by cyphers. Surrounded by criminals. Surrounded by ideologues. I would be snapping at people too.

Waking up from WOKE - Seattle

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Nice to see some common sense prevail.  The kiddies have had the chance to run their little experiment.  It failed as marxism/socialism/communism always does and now, it is time for the adults to pick up the toys off the floor and get on with life. From The Seattle Times:

Recall effort against Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant can move forward, state’s highest court rules
The Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the recall campaign against Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant to move forward, paving the way for signature-gathering and, potentially, an election this year that could oust Sawant from office.

Recall petitioners now have 180 days to collect more than 10,000 signatures from residents of Sawant’s Council District 3. If they collect the signatures, a recall election — an up-or-down vote on Sawant — would be held, either with the general election in November or by early next year.

It could be the first effort to recall a Seattle City Council member to reach voters. A search of municipal archives by the City Clerk’s office couldn’t find any recall elections for a council member.

Good.  I am seriously inclined to consider socialism as a form of mental illness.  On the face, it seems nice and fuzzy - equality for everyone but the slightest examination will show a profound ignorance of basic economics, governance and human nature.  They fall prey to Marx's big screw-up - they do not realize that capital is fungible. They want to believe that they have the solution and that we are just to dim to see what they see. Actually, they are laboring under a severe delusion and refuse to educate themselves.

300+ comments - here is just one of them:

As a liberal Democrat and lifelong Seattleite I am 100% in support of the recall.  Although I don't disagree with everything Sawant stands for I do disagree 200% with the way she goes about her job.  Time to make Seattle a great city again and the best thing we can do is get this person out of City government!!

Exactly. She is not good for Seattle or its people. She just likes being on the public stage.

From CNN:

After two months in office, Kamala Harris is still living out of suitcases -- and she's getting frustrated with it
It has been more than two months since Kamala Harris was sworn in as vice president of the United States, a historic moment for the country, as Harris is the first woman and the first woman of color to hold the second highest office in the land. Yet, Harris -- along with her husband, Georgetown Law professor Douglas Emhoff -- is still, ostensibly, living out of suitcases, unable to move into the private residence reserved for the vice president because it's still undergoing renovations.

It's unclear why the renovations are taking so long, said one administration official, but it's a situation that has left Harris increasingly and understandably bothered, according to several people who spoke to CNN about her situation. "She is getting frustrated," said another administration official, noting with each passing day the desire to move in to her designated house -- a stately, turreted mansion two-and-a-half miles from the White House -- grows more intense.

The second couple continues to live in temporary housing at Blair House, the President's official guest quarters, just across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.

Awww...  Hey Kamala - the job you applied for and the job you were handed was to serve the citizens of the United States.  You are not royalty. You are not our queen. You are our employee and it is time that you and *Resident Joe started acting like that. Also, you might want to brush up on our founding documents - you seem to be unaware of many aspects of them.  Start here.

Our first meeting with China

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Absolutely masterful - NOT!  From The Conservative Treehouse:

Complete Foreign Policy Disaster in Alaska During U.S-China Summit – Secretary Blinkin Destroyed by His own Arrogance, Had to Recall Journalists to Hear Talking Points After Initial Public Statements
To say the first major diplomatic summit between the United States and China was an unmitigated mess would be an understatement.  Apparently U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinkin thought it would be of value for the domestic audience if he was to lambast the Beijing delegation in public and on camera.  His efforts were a complete fail as the Chinese knew everything was presented for domestic consumption… so, the Red Dragon threw fire right back onto the purple hair and obviously stunned an unsettled U.S. Secretary.

The train wreck was started by challenging China publicly, in front of the international press, likely believing such an aggressive posture would weaken Republican criticism about the Job Biden administration being soft/weak on China. However, using a joint press conference as the forum only provided insult to the Beijing delegation.

Public insults are expressions of weakness, not strength.

It was visibly obvious that Secretary Blinken stupidly did not anticipate the Chinese officials would retaliate in their remarks responding to him.

Video of the event at the site. One reader left this comment which perfectly describes our predicament:

Being good at stealing an election is not the same thing as being good at running a country

What he said...

Good - let freedom prevail - Myanmar

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And not communism because that is what they are trying to install now and the military is having nothing to do with it.
From National File:

Myanmar Military Seizes George Soros Organization’s Bank Accounts, Announces Arrest Warrants After Coup
The military government in Myanmar, in place after a coup provoked by widespread accusations of voter fraud plagued the country’s recent election, has now seized the bank accounts of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.

After taking control of the country in a military coup provoked by allegations of voter fraud earlier this year, the Myanmar military government has seized several bank accounts belonging or affiliated with George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, and has announced arrest warrants for 11 members of the organization in the country “on suspicion of giving financial support to the civil disobedience movement against the military junta.”

The government will also take legal action against the Open Society Foundations, which they allege violated “restrictions on the activities of such organizations” and did not receive approval from Myanmar’s authorities for the deposit of $5 million into their Myanmar bank accounts. It is also alleged to have illegally withdrawn $1.4 million from its bank accounts.

A website that tracks Myanmar political developments from Thailand wrote, “Military-aligned groups including the Union Solidarity and Development Party have accused Soros of manipulating Myanmar’s politics by supporting civil society organizations in the country.”

National File reported extensively on the ties between Soros, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and recently ousted State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.

Good - maybe they should reinstitute Pinochet's Helicopter Tourism enterprise. The fact that Clinton is involved proves that they are corrupt.

The real story - Putin and Biden

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Vox Day prints this account of Biden's State Visit to Moscow in 2011

I documented what happened at Joe Biden’s one and only meeting with Vladimir Putin in my book Joe Biden Unauthorized. I can attest that the title of my chapter on the incident – Bitch Slapped in Moscow – is the actual truth.

Biden got bitch slapped, and he’s pretending he didn’t.

Putin knows what happened. He was there. He knows he compromised Joe Biden, who appeared unprepared to deal with the ruthless, former-KGB agent. Regardless, Joe continues to perpetuate his “I was the tough guy” lie.

As Joe Biden’s White House stenographer, I stood directly behind Putin at a distance of five feet. Biden, seated across from Putin at an elegant conference table, was about 12 feet from me.

About 10 minutes into the meeting, Vice President Biden attempted to start lecturing about his decades-old part in U.S.-Russian negotiations with the dreaded phrase, “I’ve been around a long time. The first time I was here…”

And… cut.

Joe Biden got about one sentence further into that spiel when off went his microphone, off went the lights for the TV cameras, and stern Russian voices were commanding the press to leave. And leave they did.

They went out quickly and efficiently, with videocameras popping off of tripods. Equipment snapping shut. Portable lights clattering down retractable poles. No one spoke, and no one dared linger.

This was Putin in all his KGB ruthlessness. Whether by some prearranged signal or simply an undisclosed time limit, he had pulled the plug and done the unthinkable: he’d stolen Joe Biden’s audience and rendered him speechless. Shut him down in mid-sentence with the flick of an invisible switch.

Across the table, I could see Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, in the now dimly lit room, looking as duped as an exhausted fish in the bottom of a boat. No protest, no complaint. No, hey, I wasn’t finished. Nothing. He was humiliated.

To me, the revelation was the premeditated precision of the snub. Putin or his team had likely plotted this all out. They knew exactly what bait to use, exactly how Joe Biden would take it, and then when he did, they reeled him helplessly in.

The Russian President and his delegation sat calmly and coldly as their American counterparts realized their blustery leader’s big moment had been stolen right out from under him. The most powerful man in Russia had neither fear nor respect for Joe Biden. He had just played with him for sport.

Source here: Putin Humiliated Biden In Moscow Meeting, Reveals Obama-Era White House Stenographer

Riffing on my last post - Newsweek has this:

North Korea to Talk to Biden On Own Terms: 'Power for Power, Goodwill for Goodwill'
North Korea has confirmed it has been dodging the calls of President Joe Biden's administration, dismissing the overture as pointless unless the new U.S. leadership planned a substantive policy shift.

"The U.S. has tried to contact us since mid-February through several routes including New York," North Korean First Vice Minister Choe Son Hui said in a statement carried Wednesday by the official Korean Central News Agency. "It recently requested to contact us by sending e-mails and telephone messages via various routes. Even in the evening before the joint military drill it sent a message imploring us to respond to its request through a third country."

"But we don't think there is need to respond to the U.S. delaying-time trick again," Choe said. "We have already declared our stand that no DPRK-U.S. contact and dialogue of any kind can be possible unless the U.S. rolls back its hostile policy towards the DPRK. Therefore, we will disregard such an attempt of the U.S. in the future, too."

Heh - they want concessions first before they even come to the table.  They would not posture like this if they were not already expecting the Biden administration to comply. The Norks recognize weakness just like anyone else. They are expecting Biden to fold like a wet napkin and give them whatever they want - in the interests of world peace and all that good stuff...

Senile old fool and I am not talking about Leader Kim.

News we all knew - Russian Collusion

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Of course, now they can release it - their work is done and The Orange Man is gone (for now). From The Epoch Times:

China, Russia, Iran Didn’t Manipulate 2020 Presidential Election Results: DOJ and DHS
Several federal agencies on Tuesday found that there was no evidence of any foreign government interference or manipulation in the 2020 presidential election.

The Department of Justice, including the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security and its cybersecurity agency, said in a joint report (pdf) that they “have no evidence that any foreign government-affiliated actor prevented voting, changed votes, or disrupted the ability to tally votes or to transmit election results in a timely manner, altered any technical aspect of the voting process, or otherwise compromised the integrity of voter registration information of any ballots cast during 2020 federal elections.”

Also Tuesday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a separate report (pdf) with similar conclusions.

So the whole Mueller Report was what? A diversion? A witch hunt?

Interesting developments - a lot of different major media outlets got it wrong and are now scrambling to issue corrections.  Washington Post, CNN, NYT, etc... All lies - anything to hurt the Orange Man.

Are you red-pilled yet?

From The New York Post:

Cuomo staffers have stopped showing up to work as scandals mount
Disillusioned staffers are abandoning embattled Gov. Cuomo, sources said.

“I hear that most people aren’t even coming into work, and the offices at the Capitol are empty,” said one well-placed insider in touch with staffers in recent days.

“He’ll fight and fight and fight, but the staffers I’ve talked to are ready for him to hang up the gloves. Everyone feels like there is an inevitable conclusion — I mean at some point will Biden call on him to step down? They [staffers] just want this torture to stop.”

Rebellion in the ranks deepened as Cuomo on Friday defiantly refused to step aside and blamed “cancel culture” for his downfall.

“I feel a level of rage toward this fake tough guy,” seethed a second source, an ex-aide. “The guy thinks he’s the toughest, the hardest working, he’s the smartest. The truth is, he’s anything but. He’s the weakest, he’s the dumbest, and he’s the most shallow of them all. He is genuinely a very small man who pretends to be big.”

Heh - that last paragraph sure sums it all up doesn't it.  I have known people like this. Odious little men.
Orson Wells once said this about Woody Allen and it applies to Gov. Cuomo perfectly:

I hate Woody Allen physically, I dislike that kind of man. He has the Chaplin Disease; that particular combination of arrogance and timidity sets my teeth on edge. Like all people with timid personalities his arrogance is unlimited. Anybody who speaks quietly and shrivels up in company is unbelievably arrogant. He acts shy, but he loves himself; a very tense situation. It's people like me who have to carry on and pretend to be modest. To me, it's the most embarrassing thing in the world - a man who presents himself at his worst to get laughs, in order to free himself from his hang-ups. Every thing he does on the screen is therapeutic.

Narcissism writ large.

The *Resident's Speech

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Nine hours later and the *Resident's first National Address has now been viewed 69K times - up 3K from this morning.  The number of thumbs up is stationary at 1.1K and thumbs down is creeping up. Was 3.9K, is 4.2K

This is the guy who got 80,000,000 votes? Who won by a landslide?

*resident Biden addresses the Nation

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Nation? What's left of it after 50 days of radical progressivism.  Looks like a lot of other people feel the same way - here is the White House official YouTube feed for the event. Here is a screen-cap of the numbers:

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A couple of things jump out at me - for his first nationwide address, two hours of it being online for any and all to see, only 42,637 views? Miniscule. I also love the 979 thumbs up - compare and contrast with the 5.1K thumbs down. This is the man who won in a landslide.  Believe that and I have a bridge in downtown Manhatten that you might be interested in buying.

There is hope out there - London

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Laurence Fox is running for mayor:

From The Intercept:

MITCH MCCONNELL WORKING WITH KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE ON SENATE EXIT STRATEGY
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has compiled a short list of successors in his home state of Kentucky, preparing for the possibility that he does not serve out his full term, Kentucky Republicans tell The Intercept.

The list is topped by his protégé, state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, and also includes former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft, whose billionaire coal magnate husband is a major McConnell donor, as well as Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams, a former McConnell Scholar.

Don't see anything about this on other sites but this is not unexpected. Both he and his wife are dirty. Get out before they start prosecution.

From FOX News:

Hunter Biden probe 'active and ongoing' without White House interference
The federal investigation into Hunter Biden's "tax affairs" is "active and ongoing," two sources familiar with the status of the probe told Fox News.

The sources told Fox News that those involved in the investigation, which is being run out of the U.S. attorney's office in Delaware, are "treating it seriously."

Much more at the site including this additional bit:

Special Counsel John Durham, who was the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, resigned from his post last week but will continue his investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe as special counsel.

And acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin on Wednesday is leaving his post and transitioning to a role to continue the "overall supervision" of the Capitol riot investigation "at the request of" the Justice Department. Former U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips will replace Sherwin as acting U.S. attorney for D.C.

This is certainly an interesting time for America. I really hope that Justice prevails. I think that she will.

Election fraud

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Just a little one but still, fraud is fraud.  From Mississippi station WCBI:

Notary Arrested, Charged With Voter Fraud In Connection With Aberdeen Alderman Election
A judge is ordering a new runoff election for the Ward 1 alderman seat in Aberdeen.

In the sixty-four-page order, Judge Jeff Weill not only calls for a new election but also finds evidence of fraud and criminal activity, in how absentee ballots were handled, how votes were counted, and the actions by some at the polling place.

In his ruling, the judge said that sixty-six of eighty-four absentee ballots cast in the June runoff were not valid and should never have been counted. Nicholas Holliday was declared the winner by a 37 vote margin. Robert Devaull challenged the results in court.

Judge Weill found many irregularities with absentee ballots. He issued a bench warrant for notary Dallas Jones, who notarized absentee ballots. During a hearing, Jones admitted violating notary duties.

Much more at the site - this is like being infested with cockroaches. For every single one you see on the kitchen floor, there are thousands crawling inside the walls. Good that the Judge is willing to restore honesty.

From The Beeb:

Former French president sentenced to jail for corruption
French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in jail, two of them suspended, for corruption.

He was convicted of trying to bribe a judge in 2014 - after he had left office - by suggesting he could secure a prestigious job for him in return for information about a separate case.

His crime:

The crimes were specified as influence-peddling and violation of professional secrecy.

We would convict half of congress with these charges. Pity as he was a true conservative. Couldn't keep his hands out of the cookie jar.

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