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Saturday, January 9. 2021
Driscoll at Insty: Kicked out of the comedy club
Nearly two-thirds of college students think government should have power to punish ‘hate speech’: survey
"Fearing not that I'd become my enemy in the instant that I preach".
President Trump Says He Will Not Attend Joe Biden’s Inauguration on January 20th
Non-traditional as expected, but the magnificent bastard would be a huge distraction
I guess she doesn't like him
The tech monopolies have sprung into action
Biden Plays Race Card: ‘If It Had Been BLM Protesting Yesterday, They Would’ve Been Treated Very Differently’…
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Noonan: denouncing even his own vice president as a coward... Has anyone seen the C-SPAN video taken of Pence just after he certified Biden as the winner? It's very bizarre. First, some as yet unidentified person gives Pence what seems to be a a Masonic handshake and palms him a gold coin. Pence looks at the coin, puts it in his pocket, then gives Nancy Pelosi a Covid elbow bump. It sure conjures up images of Judas accepting 30 his pieces of silver. I'd really like to understand what is going on in this video:
Wow. Who is it that is giving him the coin?
We are heading for very dark times.
If you are older than 30 or so you have seen this Shakespeare play before. In EVERY communist takeover the left/commies infiltrated the meetings and ranks of the people trying to save the country/government and caused violence. Immediately after the commie wanna be leaders would declare the "patriots" (for lack of a better term) as violent and must be removed from the public square. Simultaneously the party propaganda arm (fake news) would demand that all of those disagreeing with the new and more woke commie leaders must be reeducated and/or jailed. And then, one by one, any remaining patriots in government or positions of power are "disappeared", run out of the country or emasculated in some way. And then the new communist leadership is installed and because of all the violence and disorder new and tougher laws must be created and all middle of the road judges expunged.
And of course living hell follows.
Interesting that you bring up commies infiltration of meetings. I was watching an old Reagan clip the other day, he was talking about John Wayne, how you could always count on The Duke. This was a time when Reagan knew of Wayne, but they were not friends. Reagan was explaining, how when he was the president of the actors guild, the communists would infiltrate the meetings. At the end of one such meeting, a call for adjournment was issued, and Reagan immediately stated that it had been seconded. The commies quickly called for a point of order, there was no second! Reagan said sure there was, The Duke seconded, isn’t that right Duke? Of course it is, said Wayne.
Reagan then went on to talk about all the bad press, about the actors strike, that was presented in the morning papers, directed at him. Nancy received a call from Wayne one morning. Wayne said that with all the bad press, I thought you could use a friendly voice. He continued to call every morning.
Lord, we can use a few principled people right now. Ones that don’t change their character to suit the political winds.
There are about 50 congress people with provable ties to the communist party and of course the actions of many others shows a tendency to that philosophy. Don't make the mistake of thinking this is just some wild conspiracy theory.
"How Warnock and Ossoff painted Georgia blue and flipped the Senate". I think the Politico article forgets to mention that the very same mechanisms for a fraudulent election were still in place from the national election in November. The Republican Governor and Secretary of State did nothing to get rid of the various ways cheating occurred before their special elections.
The story about Warnock and Ossoff and their runoff fails to mention the most important part of the story:
"“If every Black voter who voted in November turns out, we will win,” Ossoff said, according to multiple people familiar with the conversation."
Or to paraphrase, 'If every Democrat vote that was cast in November turns out, we will win'. Stacy Abrams is the hero of this story, with her get-out-the-vote campaign that included entire condominiums full of people living in postal boxes, parking lots, and cemeteries, all casting absentee ballots well away from the lying eyes of bipartisan signature checkers. And amazingly, the vote counts in certain counties were stopped and re-started late into the night, as before, and victory was landed by a margin just barely sufficient to evade a recount. Yes; But....let us not waste time reviewing the facts. Forward to the great Democratic Future!
Re: The Reparations Fund
"This is how Black people get killed," Moore said in the video. "When you send them home and they don't know how to fight for themselves." Years ago, they did a study to see how different ethnic groups behave in the hospital. They found that whites were primarily concerned with pain mitigation, Jews were primarily concerned with the long-term diagnosis, and blacks were primarily concerned with how they were treated. Was the food good? Did the Doctor spend enough time with the patient? Black people are perpetually suspicious that others are getting something which they're not getting. As a result, they're very status conscious, and they need constant ego-reinforcement to overcome their feelings of inferiority.
This is going to be a big issue in the next few years, because we're approaching a financial crisis, where care will have to be rationed. Now let's look at a quote from a student at The Saint Louis School of Health Care Law: “The social justice mission was a large part of my decision to come to SLU LAW because the school’s emphasis on a commitment to the greater good was a message that really resonated with me."
There is currently a huge push in Health Care Law to criminalize what any person may see as "unequal care". If a black person doesn't get the chemotherapy that he thinks he deserves, he will appeal to an attorney, who will file a lawsuit. And if a black woman who is seventy five years old dies because she didn't get heart surgery, there will also be a racial discrimination lawsuit. And possibly a furious black family at the hospital, with guns. No matter what happens, blacks are going to claim that they are not receiving equal care.
The only answer is to cancel all "Civil Rights" litigation. We can't have millions of lawsuits clogging-up the courts. And in a rationing situation, normal laws don't apply anyway. Remember MASH? Those doctors decided whom to treat. In general young people get the care; and the elderly are allowed to pass away. And that's just how it is. It's called "Reality". But as we all know, blacks are not very good at reality. So they will go off the deep end, and attack the hospitals, the doctors, the nurses, and maybe even Walgreen's. They believe that the use of force will get them better health care. So that will be the end of the so-called "Civil Rights" movement. The truth is that there is no such thing as "discrimination"; in a free country, each person makes his or her own personal choices. https://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/practice/discrimination
The Federal government is not entitled to force any private company to serve a specific population. And further, it is not entitled to judge the worthiness of the services being offered. In a free market, people search for the most cost-effective solution. The Health Care system that we have now is the least cost-effective solution.
Peggy Noonan peaked during the Reagan administration and has been getting more like Maureen Dowd ever since. It's not pleasant to watch.
She should do herself a favor and retire quietly.
Thank you — I was about the post the exact same thought.
(Please ignore comment #7 below — for some reason, it got put into the general list instead of a reply to you.)
I agree. Peggy did peak during the time of Reagan. "What I Saw at the Revolution..." was a great book. Downhill ever since then. Peggy has made her millions, is part of the NYC/Media Elite circles so she can live happily ever after. Time for her to just be quiet.
I admired her back in the 80's and 90's. Since than she has become a doddering old fool. Sad.
Two-thirds(!) of college students think hate speech should be punished. Not just curtailed, but punished. Who will decide what is hate speech? I'm sure the two-thirds are very excited that there now is a government that will happily comply with their wishes. Quick show of hands: How many think the Supreme Court will uphold the Bill of Rights? Will the vote be 2-7?
Kicked Out Of The Comedy Club: Libs/Progressives got NO sense of humor. Up tight, but unfortunately NOT out of sight.
Nearly two-thirds of college students think government should have power to punish ‘hate speech’: survey... Why, that's HATE SPEECH!!!!!1111!!!!!!!
Bryn Mawr: Why, it's just went belly-up for the jackals to eat.
Peggy Noonan Urges the 25th Amendment : Peggy and the National Review lost me yearrrrrrrrrs ago. I spit on their carcasses.
Big Tech Launches Massive Coordinated Cyber Attack on 74,000,000 Trump Voters — GOP SILENT: Since I don't use Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, I don't much care. As for the GOP, it is dead to me. Buncha splitters.
re The tech monopolies have sprung into action
Big Tech Launches Massive Coordinated Cyber Attack on 74,000,000 Trump Voters — GOP SILENT
Roger Simon says, "Welcome to West China"
I’m a Occam’s Razor guy—what you see is what you get.
And Occam’s Razor tells me the United States is turning into a near clone of the People’s Republic of China.
That’s not communism in the traditional sense. Karl Marx wouldn’t recognize it, not that what he had on offer was any better. For China, the word communism is a kind of paleo-virtue signaling.
What China actually is (and where the United States is headed or has already arrived) is a form of oligarchic fascism. The capitalist market’s fine as long as it’s my capitalist market and you’re a member of my party.
Communist Party, Democratic Party, what difference does it make? As long as it’s ONE PARTY. And we’re in charge. The state über alles.
So forget about personal liberty and free expression and brush up your “social credit score.” Learn to be obedient, if you wish to survive.
And above all don’t say anything critical or even slightly controversial on social media or you’re a dead person—or might as well be because you’ll be canceled.
Stunning Rasmussen poll shows rising approval of Trump in the wake of the Capitol incursion
I think the 'stunning' part would be that the public hasn't deserted him in the face of a tsunami of lies from the media demonizing Trump over the Capitol tragedy.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll, Sponsored by SLANTED from Sharyl Attkisson, for Friday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.
On the fifth and sixth of January, Trump's total approval figure was 47%. The movement may be small, but it is the direction that is important. Far from deserting Trump, the public is staying with him and even increasing approval (within the margin of error).
They need to call or write their congress person. The elite are in an Ivory Tower and don't seem to understand that the hoi polli are not happy with them.
Peggy Noonan is, and has been for years, a ridiculous, carping, preening, moralizing lunatic. Just another dissatisfied "conservative" bitching to hear her own head rattling.
There is a new fact checker service available! Twitter and Facebook will eagerly drop your account if you tell the truth about the Democrats crimes. Not sure if the election was stolen? Easy peasy, go on twitter and shout that out to all your followers and Twitter will ban you? Why? Because it is the inconvenient truth and it must be censored.
It used to be that you could tell when you were winning an argument with a liberal because they would resort to calling you a racist, sexist, homophobe. Now you can also tell when you are exposing the left's lies because the social media will shut you down.
How did the bombers in WW II know when they were over target? They were taking direct hits from flak.
You have to see this:
Read the links. The context is unclear at first but once you understand who is talking and what they are saying it is really enlightening.
Think: Pence as Judas/deepthroat.
The Last Documented Widow of a Civil War Veteran Has Died
On December 16, 2020, Helen Viola Jackson died in Marshfield, Missouri at the age of 101. She was the last known widow of a Civil War veteran, marrying 93-year-old James Bolin in 1936 at the age of 17.
This is a great example of the Great Span, the link across large periods of history by individual humans. But it’s also a reminder that, as William Faulkner wrote: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Until this week, US taxpayers were literally and directly paying for the Civil War, a conflict whose origins stretch back to the earliest days of the American colonies and continues today on the streets of our cities and towns.
In a similar vein, one of the President (1841-1845) John Tyler's grandsons passed away in October 2020. The more amazing thing is that one of them is still alive.
More evidence of Antifa infiltration AND the smoking gun on the election steal.
Is it just me or does it seem that our political situation is beginning to look more and more like "Lord of the Rings" everyday? I am able to identify some of the people in our government with some of the characters in Lord of the Rings but I'm not sure if this will end with the good guys winning. Nancy "Gollum" Pelosi is clearly slobbering over her power/the ring. It is starting to give me nightmares hearing her on TV and visualizing Gollum. I swear that if she slips up and says "my precious" in any context I'm outta here.
Peggy Noonan's opinion hasn't mattered in more than 20 years. Why is she being listened to now?
“Big Tech Launches Massive Coordinated Cyber Attack on 74,000,000 Trump Voters — GOP SILENT“
Would you call this ‘Digitallnacht,’ or ‘Night of the Long Platforms?’
Asking for a friend.