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Friday, January 8. 2021
Betsy DeVos’s Higher Ed Legacy
In Florida, we’re still seeing a flood of New York refugees
Cuomo's COVID Vaccination Rollout In NY Is A Total Mess
Covid-19 immunity likely lasts for years
Enough with the outrage
Zuckerberg Bans Trump From FB, Instagram “Indefinitely”
Parler CEO (Who Is Actually A Democrat) Calls Twitter Cowardly Authoritarians For Banning POTUS & Others…
“They’re Not Gonna Let Up and They Should Not” – Kamala Harris Egged On Violent BLM Rioters in 2020 — Trump Told Protesters to Go Home
Back on the rails
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I don't know what happened in Washington; I'm willing to wait for the slow roll out of the facts. Meanwhile the usual suspects will jump on the media whore's bandwagon despite their corrupt track record. Really, who doesn't grasp that the media would game the narrative.
I'm skeptical that Trump supported and encouraged this, but if he did, than it was an own goal. It will be his Watergate. If true, he should have anticipated that an event like this would be ripe for exploitation by false flag opportunists and agents provocateur.
re Worrisome Signs the Capitol Breach was Planned to Discredit Trump Supporters
It's looking more and more like a Reichstag fire moment.
Their MO is so consistent over time that it really would not be unreasonable to conclude this from.the start, in much the same way that it would not be unreasonable to assume there is a breathable atmosphere in Siberia. That's the primary reason I didn't join the chorus of condemnation.
From the Dems point of view, think of the advantages of sending in Antifa/BLM to add mayhem to Conservative protests.
They have long labeled conservatives as "extremists" and "terrorists".
"Violent" conservative protests created by Antifa "proves" their accusation and gives them the excuse they need to weaponize the government against conservative groups. No non-profit status for right-wing groups and government surveillance for them. Identify the donors of such organizations and go after them. Make it impossible for conservatives to organize.
They are going to have us right behind the eight ball.
ABC News Political Director Calls For Cleansing Of Trump Voters
ABC News Political Director Rick Klein called for the “cleansing” of Trump supporters Thursday following the Capitol Hill chaos, which featured the president’s loyal followers storming the complex.
“Trump will be an ex-president in 13 days. The fact is that getting rid of Trump is the easy part,” Klein wrote in a since-deleted post on Twitter, which already banned the president for 12 hours after the riots and teed up a permanent suspension. “Cleansing the movement he commands is going to be something else.”
You can't heal or reform the GOP who are now an extremist party. They have to be broken, burned down and rebuilt. When Biden is in power treat them like the active threats to democracy they are. If those who committed crimes aren't punished then they will be more emboldened.
Yeah, I lived with the cleansing the last twenty-one years at my work. People laughed and regarded me as a crank. I guess some lessons have to be learned the hard way.
OTOH one wonders how long they can continue to pull it off given that they are so divided against themselves. In addition, their media operations are struggling againt declining ratings - CNN is reportedly up for sale - and at some point, they'll no longer be able to maintain their NFL-level salaries. One wonders how long the will survive when they begin fighting themselves for survival. DJT with a media company would be a very interesing spectacle, given that he's the only one, so far, to beat them soundly at their own game. You can tell how effective he is when the only respone they have left is to ban him from their platforms.
Trump's speech was delayed; he was in the middle of the speech when a small number of protestors entered Congress. There are videos of the Capitol Police moving the barricades aside and waving protestors in. There are videos of the Capitol Police standing beside open doors leading into Congress, ushering them in. There are videos of protestors ambling through the halls, dutifully staying between the velvet tour ropes.
I still have not seen explanations why a plain-clothed policeman was using live rounds in a crowd control situation, inside Congress, when there were elected officials, other policemen, and nonviolent unarmed people all around him. The videos show him taking deliberate aim at the veteran who was killed.
I said it yesterday, I'll say it again:
The Establishment - both Republican and Democrat - is going to do every thing that they possibly can to paint his departure in the very worst possible light. What else have they been doing the past 4 years?? It's the story of his presidency. And hopefully as more information becomes revealed, as it has so many times before, people will recall the searing injustices of what they have been witnessing in serial fashion, over this Presidential term. The perpetrators of those acts remain in their positions. Those people are still there. . And the recently elected officials who are there by virtue of the voters, voting in support of Trump, are a small number. Watch them get stripped of any power and isolated into irrelevancy in the coming months - by the Republican Party Establishment. They think you're going away.
I hope you don't mind me reposting your comment on other sites?
I am assuming the veteran passed through metal detectors and was unarmed. LEOs would have to know that, right? Was it intended to start a panic?
Never mind, I was unclear as to where she was shot. Apparently it was outside.
Beware of those refugees from New York - they may have had enough, but they have demonstrated an ability to tolerate a lot more than most of us before they say "Enough".
It's like your new neighbor who likes to stay up until 3 in the morning partying loudly and drunkenly in his front yard who moved here because he'd had enough of his rude neighbor who likes to stay up until 4 in the morning partying loudly and drunkenly in his front yard. You probably are not going to like his idea of proper behavior.
Hey, we in Florida do not want one more damn nasty attitude leftist New Yorker. Stay the hell out, and keep your mentally deficient politics with you in the hell hole you created.
Build the Mason Dixon Wall.
A NYC cousin and his wife have a house in Florida. They are also hard core lefties.
Zuckerberg Bans Trump From FB, Instagram “Indefinitely”
But Zuck had no problem with Obama saying this:
If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.On and on.
In Florida, we’re still seeing a flood of New York refugees: The smart ones.
Cuomo's COVID Vaccination Rollout In NY Is A Total Mess: Well, THAT's a GIVEN.
Covid-19 immunity likely lasts for years: Encouraging, but we'll know, eventually.
Breaking: Zuckerberg bans Trump from FB, Instagram “indefinitely”: Foot, the bullet's a-comin'.
“They’re Not Gonna Let Up and They Should Not” – Kamala Harris Egged On Violent BLM Rioters in 2020 — Trump Told Protesters to Go Home (VIDEO): That's the Left!
Trump Acknowledges Election Defeat, Stops Pushing Fraud Claims, Slams Those Who Got Violent At Riot: That's Presidential. Dems don't do dat.
Republicans and Democrats alike are calling for swift and severe justice for those who rioted in DC. I agree 100% providing we go back and do the same for all the rioters who burned cars and building and beat on the Supreme Court doors and invaded federal office buildings and destroyed businesses over the last12 years or so. AND swift and severe punishment for everyone in the steal of the 2020 election. WHY only those who were in DC on the 6th? Answer that republicans? WHY do you suddenly believe in law and order now?
These rats are scurrying for cover. There isn't a single establishment Republican (grifting for life) who can be trusted to do or say anything in defense of their constituents. They are in it for themselves and will do anything to keep their place at the trough.
Time for a thorough and permanent housecleaning of these traitors, and then a grassroots movement to fundamentally change the character of the House and the Senate, wipe out 90% of the government entities that have bloated government to Jaba-the-Hut size, selling out this country and robbing us blind. Let's return to the Constitutional Republic we were founded to be.
Bill Whittle has some good ideas about how to go about this. Check out The Stratosphere Lounge Episode 270 for details.
New Yorkers moving to Florida? Just in time for hunting season, which opens 20 January. No closing date. No bag limit!!!
Apparently Zuckerberg is now the self-appointed (un-elected) arbiter of a "peaceful transfer of power." And, he is willing to use large-scale censorship to facilitate his mission.
For four years now the media has been gaslighting us and telling us all that what we see is false. This has never been more obvious than the case of the election that was clearly stolen. Four four years now the left has been rioting, looting and killing innocent people and our congress people and police went out and took a knee in solidarity with the rioters, looters and killers. For four years our social media has been censoring everyone on the right while simultaneously pushing the arguments from the left. They social media elite set up fact checkers who didn't even try to hide their bias their only purpose has been to deny the facts from the right and support the lies of the left. Everyone sees this, it may have been somewhat clandestine in the beginning but they abandoned that effort and now it is obvious to everyone. Do you really think this isn't all coordinated in a grand effort to seize power??? Do you really think the Republic can be saved at this point without violence? After the debacle in DC on the 6th the left has doubled down, no, quadrupled down. They smell blood in the water, this is their chance to take everything. They intend to rule and shut you down and they can almost feel the power and they are bloodthirsty for it. Do you really think that you can live with what they have in mind for you???
Zuckerberg is tribe, just like Zucker and Schiff and Nadler and Schumer and Bloomberg. They yearn for the "good old days" of their Messiahs - Lenin and Stalin - who they helped murder FIFTY MILLION across Russia and Eastern Europe. But those surely do not count, since they were mostly only Goyim.
One man, one vote - one last time.
The Dems have figured out how to do voter fraud right - and no judge would dare touch the case afterward.
Democrats waste no time in coming for your guns with new proposed bills
Here's the most egregious:
H.R.127 - To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.
The Coming Purge of All Things and People Trump
We are about to enter a very dark period in American history. It won’t be Robespierre’s “Reign of Terror.” Guillotines won’t be set up on the mall or gallows erected in Central Park. But there will be terror nonetheless. And it won’t be the Josh Hawley’s or political big shots who will be terrorized. It will be people with everything to lose who will fear being purged.
Utah Man with a History of Organizing Violent Antifa, BLM Protests, Was Inside the Capitol