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Friday, December 11. 2020
Modern Maccabees: UK exhibit highlights Jews’ overlooked resistance to the Nazis
J. K. Rowling Speaks Out against ‘Climate of Fear’
Racial Identity Politics Consumes SUNY Upstate Medical University
The Essence Of Progressivism Is Refusal To Deal With Reality
Reality's a bitch
Portland Autonomous Zone Established Despite Mayor’s Vow; Police Chief Begs For Peace As Weapons Stockpiled And Assaults Already Taking Place
The Time for Talking with the Left is Long, Long Past
That is evil
Global Warming Hoax to Be Declared “National Emergency”?
Los Angeles Voted For More Crime — And They’re About To Get It ‘Good And Hard’
The Morning Briefing: Still Searching for One CNN 'Journalist' Who Isn't a Lying Scumbag
HUNTER BIDEN REVEALS HE IS FACING TAX FRAUD INVESTIGATION
CNN Decides It's OK to Finally Report on Hunter Biden
Joe Biden’s Brother James Biden Also Under Federal Investigation
Hunter Biden Email Reportedly Names Kamala Harris, Others as Key Contacts for 'Joint Venture' With China Energy Co.
The Democrats Are in Bed with China, Literally
Morocco, Israel normalize ties as US recognizes Western Sahara - The Trump administration viewed finalizing establishment of ties between the two countries as a prime goal in the past few weeks.
Jared and Trump continue to do the impossible
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"Ossoff’s Father Met With Chinese ‘Dignitaries’ While Touring His China-Built Yacht"
Ha ha ha. A yacht. Perfect for blackmailable trysts. Everything recorded. And he absolutely knew this is what the yacht is really for. It's was the price of the ticket.
I wonder if he thinks it was worth it now.
re HUNTER BIDEN REVEALS HE IS FACING TAX FRAUD INVESTIGATION
I imagine that little problem will simply go away once The Big Guy is inaugurated.
Barr labored to conceal Hunter Biden inquiries from public during election:
Once Trump is gone, the left's new target will be the Big Guy so they can install Harris, which has always been their objective. That "little problem" is the segway into doing that. It ain't going away.
Well that would explain why Hunter's problems have suddenly been recognized by the Democrat/media complex.
Hunter's other problems lead to The Big Guy but they also lead to Comma-La.
Would it not be better do just have Joe "invent a disease and resign" rather than to prosecute Hunter and possibly lose control of where that investigation may go?
Perhaps the media and The Swamp can thread that needle and take Hunter down without implicating anyone else? Or perhaps they want the inquiry to lead to old Joe and make him resign in disgrace?
From my POV it looks easier to put the tax question on ice while Pop is the president.
Zero Hedge concurs with Stargazer.
Is This Why The Media Is Suddenly Reporting On Hunter Biden's Corruption?
"...“People who cannot be reasoned with can only be fought.” It’s an age-old truth, one good people ignore at their own peril..."
That's an incomplete thought. The rest of the thought is, "...and if they are not fought, good people acquiesce to their extinction." This has also been proven throughout history.
The 'Unreasonable' approach has been working out pretty well in the modern USA, so far - at least for the unreasonable. And if the US Supreme Court doesn't act with precise unimpeachable legal logic, then the common people about to get the government they didn't want and don't deserve, good and hard.
Especially with the team of tied old pols that are lined up to cut out the herd and feed at the trough one last time. Lurch as Climate Czar. Beautiful.
Global Warming Hoax to Be Declared “National Emergency”?
In other words, good luck getting the 'lockdown' toothpaste back in the tube.
Time Magazine names Joe Bide as "person of interest" of the year!
I particularly like the version which as Xi inserted between Biden and Harris.
Investigation: Racial Identity Politics Consumes SUNY Upstate Medical University: The STUPID is STRONG in these ones.
The Essence Of Progressivism Is Refusal To Deal With Reality: It/They hate, Hate, HATE reality. Harshes their mellow, doncha know...
Melinda Gates is ‘incredibly disappointed’ that Trump is putting Americans first in line for Covid vaccine: Poor Melinda. THAT'S HIS JOB, sweetie!
Portland Autonomous Zone Established Despite Mayor’s Vow; Police Chief Begs For Peace As Weapons Stockpiled And Assaults Already Taking Place: The STUPID is STRONG in Portland.
The Time for Talking with the Left is Long, Long Past: We should talk to them just as John Belushi did in "Animal House"!
You Tube...is part of the media Borg that hates, Hates, HATES us.
Global Warming Hoax: As I keep saying, the climate of the planet has been changing ever since there's BEEN a climate.
Los Angeles Voted For More Crime — And They’re About To Get It ‘Good And Hard’: Couldna happen to a nicer mayor, and nice, he ain't.
The Morning Briefing: Still Searching for One CNN 'Journalist' Who Isn't a Lying Scumbag: Give it up! There is none! NONE!
Hallelujah! CNN Decides It's OK to Finally Report on Hunter Biden: Well, now that they're pretty certain Old Joe is gonna be Da Prez...
Hunter Biden Email Reportedly Names Kamala Harris, Others as Key Contacts for 'Joint Venture' With China Energy Co. Dems are Down with dat.
The Democrats Are in Bed with China, Literally: Oh, SWALLY!!
Nobody seems to be focusing on the fact that The Big Guy got paid at least $900K from Mainland China which was laundered to him through the "Joe Biden Center" at Penn. Along with millions of other dollars that went to the "Center."
His proposed Secretary of State is also on China's payroll through the "Center."
Put simply, The Big Guy and his proposed secretary of state are Chinese agents.
"The Big Guy and his proposed secretary of state are Chinese agents"
Just for the $$$$ ?
Surely there are plenty of investments/payoff schemes domestically, why the need to go abroad? Is there some policy requirements that demands it, some international quid pro quod?
if you've watched crude oil prices over the decades, and understand the international politics that makes one country manipulate their output to satisfy another country's political agenda, therein may lie your answer. Or maybe not. just throwing that out there. Why are these people kowtowing to China? Payoff for some favors they've received? greasing the wheels for the future? are they being extorted?
It can't be merely for the money, there's plenty of other opportunities everywhere in the world.
We are in desperate times but a lot of it is hidden by the media and government free stuff. But it seems likely that sometime in January these chickens will come home to roost. The government needs to decide if they unlawfully force landlords to continue to allow the tenants to stay without paying rent OR to allow landlords to evict. Either choice will be an economic disaster. We are all aware of the impact the shutdowns have had on restaurants and other small businesses so this to will rear it's ugly head about the same time. We could be looking at millions of bankruptcies in 2021. All of this is already built in, there isn't some magic wand that can prevent it. Print/borrow more trillions will kick the can a little but only guarantee that the economic depression is deeper and lasts longer. I do not believe that Biden and company know what to do or would do it if they did know. I think they are in this for their agenda and nothing else matters. The federal and state governments are already planning new and bigger tax burdens but who will be left to pay? The big guys have their money and most of their assets offshore. 2021 is going to be a disaster.
One that is going to whack small businesses incredibly hard is huge increases in the unemployment tax starting in 2021. For our state, we have already been warned that it is going to more than triple, from something like an average of $5,800 per employee per year to more than $18,000, and apparently not something the governor can make disappear by some new "emergency order." This is mandated by statute to keep the system solvent. Let that sink in, that alone is going to lead a lot of businesses to either go under or just start laying off all of their remaining employees.
Regarding the Texas case that is going to SCOTUS. The media is kind of soft pedaling it. It's all kind of sudden. It looks very complicated, i.e. if you read it. It looks like too little too late. It's kind of a sleeper. But really it isn't. It is possible for the Supremes to take this up and decide it by this weekend!! Maybe not, it is impossible to predict what SCOTUS will do BUT it IS possible. IF they decide in favor of Texas all hell will break loose. I mean it! all hell will break loose. The Democrat Brown Shirts will be back out there burning cities and looting stores for Nike sneakers. Are you ready? Not just toilet paper, are you ready for two months of total disruption? Food, medicine, everything/anything you need day to day. This could go either way; SCOTUS could wimp out or split the baby or actually do their job. This could go from "can't we all get along" to sucker punching and kicking in the face in a heartbeat. I got a bad feeling about this. The Dems do too. Has Kamala resigned from her day job yet???
Step back from the ledge. If the SC decides for Texas there will certainly be violence but it will be in the blue cities where it’s been all along. The red states and cities won’t put up with it. Antifa, despite its reputation, is a bunch of punks who fold as soon as they meet real opposition. Just look at videos where they tried to disrupt recent Trump rallies, they got beaten up quite badly. They exist in blue cities because the idiot mayors and city councilmen treat them as a protected class.
Neither Biden or Harris will be in the White House. Trump is giving each branch of government and government employees the chance to do the right thing. If they don't he will cross the Rubicon. Then heads will roll and Gitmo will fill. I do believe that is Trumps nature.
This will be much bigger than what we have seen from Antifa and BLM prior to this. I expect to see well known Democrat politicians calling for violence and demanding that Republicans and Trumps supporters get charged with treason. I expect local and circuit courts to as much as they can to strike out at conservatives and the deplorables. It could be just short of a civil war. Will it?? I do not know but if Trump is inaugurated as president on Jan 20th I think "it's on". Do what you want buy I'm getting ready for the worst.
Forget it!! It's moot now. The Supreme Court refused to take the case. There are no good options now.
Too bad, I was hoping we could settle this peacefully. Now it's on to plan B.