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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Twenty days of infamy: the January 2017 red flags the FBI blew past on Russia collusion
[Just the News] From its earliest moments, the FBI's Russia collusion probe was always fraught with warning signs.

Agents were told Christopher Steele provided faulty information, had likely been compromised by Russian intel disinformation, wanted to defeat Donald Trump, had leaked to the media and was being paid by Hillary Clinton, who herself might be carrying out an epic dirty political trick to vilify Trump with false information to distract from her own scandals.

Those intelligence reports alone should have given agents pause. The fact that Steele had been terminated by the FBI as an informant for leaking also should have weighed heavily.

But if ever there were red lights screaming for the FBI to end the counterintelligence probe, they were flashing during a harrowing 20-day window in January 2017 as Barack Obama was leaving office and Trump was coming in.

Between Jan. 4, 2017 and Jan. 24, 2017, nearly every major assumption of the FBI's Russia collusion theory was gutted, according to recently declassified evidence reviewed by Just the News.

Months of investigating Trump adviser Mike Flynn had turned up "no derogatory information," and agents recommended shutting down that part of the inquiry after concluding Flynn wasn't aiding Moscow. Two separate informant recordings of Trump adviser Carter Page — the target of an ongoing FISA warrant — produced stunning evidence of innocence.

U.S. intelligence had concluded a key allegation in the Steele dossier was Russian disinformation. And Steele's primary sub-source — whom the FBI assessed was likely tied to Russian intelligence — discounted much of the information attributed to him in the dossier. Even Director James Comey was telling colleagues there wasn't much corroborated in the dossier.

Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2021 03:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6546 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The KGB agent could threaten, extort, rape, pillage and burn; it was all OK if he remained loyal to the institution and Party and followed orders. As for the FBI...
Posted by: b || 02/18/2021 7:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Can't read about the FBI anymore and I don't want to hear about how honest the rank and file still are. If they were, they'd do something about it. I'd say prosecute them all for RICO violations but that's never gonna happen because they'd have to prosecute themselves.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/18/2021 12:25 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Zuck Afraid of RNA/DNA Mods
[disrn.com] A video leaked to Project Veritas shows the Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressing concern over "long-term side effects" of "basically modifying people's DNA and RNA."

Zuckerberg made the comments in a video call with employees on July 16, 2020.
Well, as a failed DNA modification experiment himself, he may be worth listening to
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/18/2021 07:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6532 views] Top|| File under:

#1  His interests lie in web-based neural implant messaging. He has no plans for 'market share.' FB, the next frontier.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2021 7:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Peter Theil is on Facebork's board. I expect Peter has a different viewpoint from his Silicon Valley Venture Cap position that even Zuckerberg will be politely asked to think about.
Wikipedia on Peter Theil
Posted by: 3dc || 02/18/2021 9:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Tuff sheet Marko. You veel do vat ve tell you to do.
Posted by: Count Galeazzo Flomoque6504 || 02/18/2021 16:13 Comments || Top||

What Austin, Texas, Demonstrates About Prepping
[Captain's Journal] I have a family member who lives in Austin, Texas. This is a video he sent me (he didn’t take it, but is near where this video was taken). This video is a couple of days old. This line was about a mile long as guessed by the videographer. There are no more lines like that because the grocery stores are out of food.

The trucks haven’t been able to run, so the shelves are bare. Worse, the water system is torn apart by freezing temperatures, and water is off to most of the city. There is no potable water, there is no more food. There is now a run on gasoline, and the stations are quickly running out their tanks.

Power is off throughout vast portions of Austin and in fact throughout much of Texas. It would be easy to write an essay about the power situation, but denials that the rush to natural gas and windmills is at least partially responsible are wrong.

The windmills are frozen, and the CTs (Combustion Turbines) sit above ground. They are frozen solid and cannot operate. Solar panels are covered with snow and ice, and besides, wouldn’t be capable of supplying the industrial base with enough power even if they could operate.

While there is a lot of research in next generation nuclear (like Molten Salt reactors) occurring at ORNL and ANL, and that’s nice, it wouldn’t have been necessary to wait on that. PWR (Pressurized Water Reactor) and BWR (Boiling Water Reactor) technology is mature and safe.

The problem is that no CEO wants to invest money in nuclear power because the tax incentives are so significant for solar panels. But the only source of cheap, clean, mature energy that can supply an industrial base with power is nuclear. Unless, of course, they intend to move the industrial base to China (which is in fact investing huge sums of money in nuclear) and then beg for scraps that fall from the master’s table.

My family member is safe and sound with copious supplies for everything, and I told him that the only people who would have been prepared for something like this is preppers. He responded that people do in fact listen to the government and that had a warning come out in time to concern yourself with potable water, run water into bathtubs, get freeze dried foods, visit the grocery stores, get batteries, get medical kits, stock up on ammunition, get charcoal and be prepared to grill, have enough water to flush toilets, and so on and so forth, the people would have responded.

I told him that he had misunderstood what I said. I meant that the only people who worry about preparations like this without being told to by the government is preppers, and that he was prepared because we talked about this sort of thing before.

He agreed. Most of America is 24-48 hours from starvation and dehydration. If the water system and/or electric grid goes down, people must be prepared for that. Preparation isn’t just for the Northwestern redoubt, with all due respect to the folks at the Survival Blog. In fact, it may be more difficult in an urban area like Austin than it would be in Idaho, weather notwithstanding.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2021 03:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6929 views] Top|| File under:

#1  get charcoal and be prepared to grill

Out doors or out in the garage with a closed door. Unless you like to build up for carbon monoxide poisoning.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/18/2021 6:45 Comments || Top||

#2  No water?
Prepped with cans of cheap beer.

No power?
Fired up the propane Genny.

No shower?
Snow-bathing scrub.
80 proof antifreeze helps.
Pond water flushing.

No internet TV?
Antifreeze around the campfire.
Frozen pizza in the dutch oven.
Posted by: Fleamp Jert2437 || 02/18/2021 9:59 Comments || Top||

#3  I don't think the difference between Austin and Idaho is the weather.

Had, literally, a year of low intensity stock and prep action, but the moment Chipotle can't deliver.

I do want to take a moment, not to share blame but attribute extra blame:

The weather forecast was all fvk'd up and retarded.

The covid protocols are why people are lined out in the cold, at that distance, for that long. The anti-social distancing has stores at 1/3 to 1/4 efficiency they could be at, as well as the production and resupply chain.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2021 11:15 Comments || Top||

#4  "The trucks haven’t been able to run" Is that due to diesel fuel gelling in Texas?
Posted by: Thineger Sproing6704 || 02/18/2021 11:43 Comments || Top||

#5  City water systems depend on a constant water pressure to prevent internal contamination. City of Cleveland discovered that a few years ago during a city wide power failure. It turned out the city had zero ability to run pumps to keep the city water system at a healthy pressure during a power failure. The system was designed to fail. City water users were told to boil all the water they got from their taps, during a time when they were unable to do so. I don't know if this was ever remedied.
Posted by: Thineger Sproing6704 || 02/18/2021 11:46 Comments || Top||

#6  Nationwide a great deal more attention must be given to the security of the electric grid and the public water systems. Experts advised the USA decades ago to have a huge strategic stockpile of PPE for the inevitable airborne viral pandemics they accurately foretold. That wasn't done then and is not being done now.
Posted by: Thineger Sproing6704 || 02/18/2021 11:48 Comments || Top||

#7  For small families, a small propane burner and a moderate supply of propane will provide enough instant heat to cook meals for days on end, but not to heat water or heat buildings. For that, cold weather clothing and bedding is necessary, even in Texas.
Posted by: Thineger Sproing6704 || 02/18/2021 11:50 Comments || Top||

#8  " I don't think the difference between Austin and Idaho is the weather."

Living near Boise I can tell you that the above statement is true in spades! Around here we believe in self-sufficiency and being prepared. It's a lifestyle for us so much we don't even talk about it...we just do.

Not to say there is not a contingent of Libs in the North End who believe in Uncle Sugar...they do..at least until Uncle can't be found and then it's "..but we're neighbors!"
Posted by: Warthog || 02/18/2021 12:02 Comments || Top||

#9  I always watched the last minute "Snow Panic" buying of perishables like milk with amusement. I stocked up on crackers, canned tuna and peanut butter...
Posted by: magpie || 02/18/2021 12:38 Comments || Top||

#10  Speaking of prepping...

I've been considering stocking up on non-perishable food. Any recommendations?

Water too. Bathtub doesn't sound so sanitary...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/18/2021 12:47 Comments || Top||

#11  /\ Those plastic 34oz peanut jars on the snacks aisle make good containers for dried, lentils, chickpeas, rice and other beans. Keeps the "cupboard moths" away from them cheaply. So stocking up on beans and rice is a always a good plan. Canned Tuna (water is my preference) is also a good idea.
Posted by: magpie || 02/18/2021 12:58 Comments || Top||

#12  You might want to peruse this:

Posted by: Warthog || 02/18/2021 14:44 Comments || Top||

#13  Probably the toughest part is getting out of the on-demand mindset.

Water is your priority; there are a number of filters and treatment methods out there which can substitute for or get you to the point where you can boil.

Bad time to get the runs, worse if the sewer is out or backflowing. Dehydration is a killer.

If rice/beans/dehydrated/etc is going in the cupboard you will need a way to heat water. Pick or plan for a method which won't kill you.

Seasoning. 2 or 3 meals a day of straight rice and beans for 5 days without some seasoning. Besides, salt is important too.

At least 1 manual can opener and a P38.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2021 15:21 Comments || Top||

#14  There are bladders designed to fit into the bathtub for hurricane prep.

And make sure your heating sources doesn't kill you; have a sick feeling they are going to find people who tried to heat/interior cook with charcoal, or got in their car to warm up but didn't open the garage door. A lot of propane camp cookers and heaters are designed with well ventilated use in mind.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2021 15:37 Comments || Top||

#15  Canned chicken is also a good way to add in protein, I get packs of them from Sam's. We keep about 5 lbs of rice on hand along with a box of instant rice. Broth bullion cubes helps alot with flavoring. There's a vegetable pasta by Barilla called Super Greens which is also useful (Cept for the wife who is physically allergic to wheat and barley). Veg-all in cans is an excellent way to add veggies to soups or other dishes that keeps well.

Ships Biscuits

You can make those as well, but the real secret that made them last was baking them twice to absolutely drive out moisture. They are able to be used as weapons, but it's bread when you need it and have a handy rock to smash it up:p

I like to add pepper to mine, and right out of the oven the first bake they are nice. You also have to remember to poke holes in it before baking with a fork. Let's moisture escape and helps with breaking it.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 02/18/2021 15:43 Comments || Top||

#16  salt stock up on salt
Posted by: Chris || 02/18/2021 15:55 Comments || Top||

#17  Canned goods, all that sh!t. It's gonna be about global cooling, reduced crop output, and associated higher prices.
Posted by: Clem || 02/18/2021 16:48 Comments || Top||

#18  Apparently the last best time to start stocking was 18 months ago. I know, regionally, nobody has seen canning supplies for 6 months now. Plan accordingly.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2021 18:25 Comments || Top||

#19  ^That was a problem on Moonshiners there aren’t any mason jars about
Posted by: Beavis || 02/18/2021 18:35 Comments || Top||

#20  The jars can at least be re-used.

Without the lids, the canners
-puts on sunglasses-
are in a pickle.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2021 18:54 Comments || Top||

#21  People paying a king's ransom now for firewood. If you have a fireplace, set a natural gas insert plumbed that can also use wood. Dual use to warm the house and cook over it. Also, if you replace your cooktop, pay extra to go with gas for the next one.

BTW, re nuclear power, one of the nulear generators in Dallas was taken offline due to a failure in a temperature sensor in the cooling system (it froze). So water-cooled nukes are not the cure either, go with something thats safer by default and less prone to shutdowns like the molten salt designs.
Posted by: Deadeye Jaiting7534 || 02/18/2021 21:54 Comments || Top||

Gutfeld on Cuomo's Covid Nursing Home Disaster (video)
[Whatafinger] New York governor refuses to apologize for COVID-19 deaths; reaction and analysis on ’The Five’.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2021 02:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6504 views] Top|| File under:

Biden Wears The Face of Dementia - Video ( You Won't Believe It, But..Look) [Patriot Liberty News]
Biden Wears the Face of Dementia and ‘Doctor’ Jill Biden With an ED.D. in Education is Frightened.

The faces of dementia, and lack of engagement that Biden exhibits might explain why he is derelict in his duty to communicate with foreign heads of state and has passed this responsibility to Acting Vice President Harris.
Posted by: Gleam Beauty1234 || 02/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6524 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I doubt if he makes it to the Summer.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2021 3:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Weeks, not months
Posted by: Wholuling Unavitch2007 || 02/18/2021 8:52 Comments || Top||


Posted by: Jackson Jetting3600 || 02/18/2021 9:19 Comments || Top||

#4  ‘Where The Hell Are We?’ — Biden said some crazy shite during townhall…
Posted by: Jackson Jetting3600 || 02/18/2021 9:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Those who know have been saying so since Iowa.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2021 10:51 Comments || Top||

Jobless Claims Set to Keep Easing as U.S. Economy Picks Up
[WSJ] Worker applications for unemployment benefits are expected to have eased again last week, potentially adding to signs that layoffs are declining as the economic recovery picks up.

Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal forecast that the number of workers applying for unemployment benefits fell to a seasonally adjusted 773,000 last week, down slightly from 793,000 the prior week.

Jobless claims—a proxy for layoffs—remain above the pre-coronavirus pandemic peak of 695,000, but have fallen from 926,000 in early January.

"We’re heading in the right direction," said Marianne Wanamaker, a labor economist at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and former adviser to the Trump White House. "I just don’t think we’re going to get there very quickly."

While the initial reopening of the economy last summer from pandemic-related closures led to quick labor market gains, Ms. Wanamaker said she expects job growth over the next few months to be more gradual.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2021 06:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under:

Millions of jobs probably aren't coming back, even after the pandemic ends
h/t HotAir
[WPost] - Millions of jobs that have been shortchanged or wiped out entirely by the coronavirus pandemic are unlikely to come back, economists warn, setting up a massive need for career changes and retraining in the United States.

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered permanent shifts in how and where people work. Businesses are planning for a future where more people are working from home, traveling less for business, or replacing workers with robots. All of these modifications mean many workers will not be able to do the same job they did before the pandemic, even after much of the U.S. population gets vaccinated against the deadly virus.

Microsoft founder-turned-philanthropist Bill Gates raised eyebrows in November when he predicted that half of business travel and 30 percent of "days in the office" would go away forever. That forecast no longer seems far-fetched. In a report coming out later this week that was previewed to The Washington Post, the McKinsey Global Institute says that 20 percent of business travel won’t come back and about 20 percent of workers could end up working from home indefinitely. These shifts mean fewer jobs at hotels, restaurants and downtown shops, in addition to ongoing automation of office support roles and some factory jobs.
When it started, I have opinioned that - being the first manmade plague released at the World - Covid is a game changer. Since then, I was attacked & called names for suggesting that: masks work, Covid is not a hoax, and covid-skeptic opinions of various MDs published here prove that medical education is too narrow specialized. Well, considering that a lot of conservatives believe return to the 50es is possible, this should not be surprising.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/18/2021 03:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6544 views] Top|| File under:

#2  Sheba researcher: ivermectin reduces length of [mild] COVID-19 infection

The double-blind, placebo-controlled study included 100 people with mild to moderate cases of the disease who were not hospitalized for the virus. It tested whether ivermectin could shorten the viral shedding period, allowing them to test negative for coronavirus and leave isolation in only a few days.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/18/2021 4:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Microsoft founder-turned-philanthropist Bill Gates raised eyebrows in November when he predicted that half of business travel and 30 percent of "days in the office" would go away forever.

Same guy who said 'we only need 640K of memory' and was doubtful about the Internet? Vint Cerf owns your ass, Billy boy!
Posted by: Raj || 02/18/2021 8:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Covid happens.

California’s total number of COVID-19 cases as a percentage of the population is about 8.8%, while Florida’s is about 8.3%. Out of all of the people in California who have gotten COVID-19, about 1.35% have died, while in Florida, it’s about 1.57%, according to Johns Hopkins University.

California, Florida show similar COVID trends despite different policies
Posted by: Fleamp Jert2437 || 02/18/2021 9:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Actually, California's COVID policy has been a miserable failure compared to Florida's. COVID is many times deadlier to the elderly, who make up 21% of Florida's population vs only 14% of California's population
Posted by: Mad Eye Sinatra4182 || 02/18/2021 10:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Biden horse and buggy days soon to arrive. I spoke to a waist management fellow and he indicated they can't order gas or diesel trash trucks anymore. Going electric.
Posted by: Dale || 02/18/2021 15:31 Comments || Top||

#7  Hot Air quoting Washington Post quoting Bill Gates.

Wow, a hat trick, proving again Hot Air is National Review just with less talent.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2021 18:44 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
'Around here, Trump is king.' How Marjorie Taylor Greene got to Congress by running as the MAGA candidate
[USA Today] ROME, Ga. — To many of her constituents, Marjorie Taylor Greene got to Congress because she embodies a variety of conservative values: Anti-tax, anti-bureaucracy, pro-religion, pro-guns, pro-Donald Trump.

Her violent rhetoric and conspiracy theories?

Those aren't as popular with Republican conservatives in Georgia — but probably aren't a deal-breaker, either.

"I know her — I think she's representing us very well," said Debbie Scoggins, 54, a co-owner of Giggity's sports bar in downtown Rome, the imperially named city at the heart of Georgia's 14th Congressional District.

Sweeping the sidewalk in front of the restaurant, Scoggins said she met Greene as the latter asked for her vote. Pointing to the wide boulevard that runs past the old brick buildings of the rehabbed downtown, Scoggins said, "She's been all up and down Broad Street, asking people what they want from her ... She's passionate; she cares about people."

To others, Greene's passion boils into something far more than that: dangerous, conspiracy-driven extremism, the kind of rhetoric that leads to things like the the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by fervent Trump supporters.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2021 10:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6519 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, somebody have to protect American citizens from space-based Jew lasers.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/18/2021 10:16 Comments || Top||

#2  ..or better yet, her own government.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/18/2021 13:26 Comments || Top||

Joe Biden Says African-Americans and Hispanics Don't Know How to Use the Internet
[Western Journal] Just like many aspects of America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the left has turned the vaccine rollout into a political debate. Namely, it has spent its time prioritizing race over proven health risks in determining who should receive the vaccine first.

With his latest comment on the issue, President Joe Biden may have gone too far for his liberal allies.

"Not everybody in the Hispanic and the African-American community, particularly in rural areas that are distant and/or inner-city districts, knows how to get online to determine how to get in line for that COVID vaccination," Biden said during a CNN town hall Tuesday night at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee.

That sure sounded like the president was saying he believes certain minority groups don’t know how to use the internet.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2021 08:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6518 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Once a racist fuck, always a racist fuck.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/18/2021 9:09 Comments || Top||

#2  The soft bigotry of low expectations.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/18/2021 10:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Well then.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2021 10:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Demented old dude got a hidin'
In an upload that Joe could take pride in,
A very short bout:
"Coda cold knocked him out!"
And a yootful shout: "World Star! John Lydon!"
Posted by: Ho Chi Shusogum5632 || 02/18/2021 15:41 Comments || Top||

#5  always an entertaining thought experiment to say, 'what if Trump said it?'

Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 02/18/2021 17:02 Comments || Top||

The Coup de Grâce for Nikki Haley's Presidential Aspirations
[American Thinker] "I don’t think he’s going to be in the picture. I don’t think he can. He’s fallen so far." Thus spoke Nikki Haley -- former South Carolina governor, former ambassador to the UN, and now presidential aspirant -- exposing once again her self-serving bona fides. In denigrating Donald Trump, the establishment Republican ended up revealing to Trump’s loyal base of 75-80 million supporters just how much she is motivated by opportunism. Also, just how out of touch she is with the rank and file.

Haley’s betrayal of President Trump took the form of a forceful condemnation: "We need to acknowledge he let us down. He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him again. And we can’t let that ever happen again." The timing of the tirade couldn’t have been more opportune: for maximum political effect, she released it just before Trump’s legal team presented his defense.

Making common cause with Democrats and disaffected Republicans, she held Trump responsible for the January 6th Capitol riot, disingenuously telling members of the Republican National Committee that the president "will be harshly judged by history." Does she believe her own words, or is this political theater? She was surely privy to Trump’s several recordings, importuning followers "to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard." She would also have been aware of other events that exonerated Trump from the false charges of fomenting a so-called "insurrection." Many publications reported that planning for the Capitol attack occurred openly online for weeks. Known Antifa members disguised in MAGA attire played a part in the riots, as did at least one prominent Black Lives Matter activist. Despite knowing this, she chose to blame the president for political advantage.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2021 06:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6574 views] Top|| File under:

#1  75-80 million supporters just how much she is motivated by opportunism. Also, just how out of touch she is with the rank and file.

The author fails to recognize the fact that these 75-80 million are NOT the people that matter. Those who slither within the beltway and on K Street are the only ones that matter. It's De Walletjes on the Potomac, but on a scale that makes even Amsterdam blush.

For Haley old loyalties must be quickly set aside. It's a "new day, new handler." Nothing personal, it's just business.

Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2021 6:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Never had a problem with Indians before, but they're 0 for 2 with her and Kammie.
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/18/2021 7:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Too bad, Niki. You could have just kept quiet. What motivated you to say such things? Of course, it's not a crime to denounce Donald Trump. Likewise, it is not a crime to talk about election integrity. Do we not have a First Amendment? Maybe she thinks that if she plays nice with the Democrats they won't cheat on her. Silly girl. Naïve.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/18/2021 12:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Haley stepped in it big time and now she's a goner.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/18/2021 14:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Trump shoots down Nikki Haley's request for Mar-A-Lago meeting
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/18/2021 15:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Bucking for that coveted Jeb Bush VP choice, eh?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2021 15:59 Comments || Top||

#7  That same for GOP pres candidate? No g-dd-mn way. I wouldn't vote for her if she went against Harris. Nope, ix-nay.
Posted by: Clem || 02/18/2021 16:54 Comments || Top||

#8  /\ *dame
Posted by: Clem || 02/18/2021 16:54 Comments || Top||

#9  Trump's backhand was well deserved. She's an opportunistic climbing backstabber. Her stint as UN ambassador was well done for the most part, but that was under the "You're Fired" gun
Posted by: Frank G || 02/18/2021 19:17 Comments || Top||

#10  Clem, you're an idiot. I know Haley is crap, but you'd let Harris win? "At least its not Haley"? People like you sitting with their thumb up their ass are part of what cost the Senate in Georgia.

Just stop being Stuck on Stupid. Go after Haley, yeah, but don't shoot your own side in the process if push comes to shove. The consequences are too grave. Stupidity like that got us Biden.
Posted by: Deadeye Jaiting7534 || 02/18/2021 21:40 Comments || Top||

#11  Gotta add: Well, not just stupidity, a lot of cheating too.
Posted by: Deadeye Jaiting7534 || 02/18/2021 21:41 Comments || Top||

#12  I, too, occasionally ponder the possibilities of a President McCain.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2021 22:53 Comments || Top||

#13  Face it, we're screwed.
Lesser Evil time
Posted by: Flins Gonque1906 || 02/18/2021 23:06 Comments || Top||

World leaders wonder who is running America's foreign policy
[American Thinker] With Kamala Harris taking calls from foreign leaders now, less than one month into the Joe Biden presidency, and Joe's spokesweasel Jen Psaki saying Joe won't be taking foreign visitors, it's pretty obvious that foreign leaders are wondering: who the heck is running America? Why can't Joe come to the phone? Is the Biden "transitional" presidency really a "regency"?

The signs of it are all over. Here's a list of how bad it is, starting with America's allies:

Israel: After Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu gave Biden an early congratulatory call over the phone for his "victory," the locals are now wondering if the Biden administration is "ghosting" them. Three weeks into his term, he's called practically everyone but Israel. No calls to Bibi. Israel's foreign policy establishment is ready to call it a "full blown snub." And with open anti-Semites like Rep. Ilhan "all about the benjamins" Omar now promoted by Joe's Democrats to a top spot at the House committee on foreign affairs, there's reason to think there's something nasty going on. They are indeed wondering who's running the show.

Taiwan: Taiwan's leader, too, gave Biden an early congratulatory call and within days got a Chinese communist incursion into its airspace. Biden threw out some tough words, but apparently nothing else, and obviously, the Taiwanese are concerned, even as they cross their fingers. According to Wang Hao, a Taiwanese local commentator quoted by NPR:
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2021 03:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6551 views] Top|| File under:

#1  who is running America's foreign policy

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/18/2021 4:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, thankfully everyone has learned to take care of themselves. The ones that can't... too bad.

What the world must really worry about now is a pentagon, an OFAC, the nuke menu, and a whole nation's resources under people with no real loyalty to any country, no identity except their political legends, and no clue what to do.

As one funny man in a nurse suit said, 'they're dogs chasing cars'. And now they've caught one.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/18/2021 6:29 Comments || Top||

#3  It is "Wilson 2". Biden's Wife and her mentor Hillary followed by Mz Harris with her knee pads.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/18/2021 6:32 Comments || Top||

#4  My guess is it's a Brennan, Obama, Clinton troika.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2021 6:40 Comments || Top||

#5  So it's not Mario?
Posted by: Raj || 02/18/2021 8:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Who's running US foreign policy? His name is No-Man
Posted by: Big Lumplump7772 || 02/18/2021 8:50 Comments || Top||

#7  I believe the fictional CPT Willard had some observations on methodology which might be helpful.
Posted by: Cesare || 02/18/2021 9:27 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm with Besoeker
Posted by: Chris || 02/18/2021 10:16 Comments || Top||

#9  Joe is both stupid and crooked. Are we all looking forward to Kamala?
Posted by: irish rage boy || 02/18/2021 13:36 Comments || Top||

#10  Gotta wonder how Macron felt about his telephone conversation with the Vice President. But then, maybe he's in on the gag.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/18/2021 13:44 Comments || Top||

#11  Definitely an Obama/Clinton loving/controlled cabal. That is for sure.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/18/2021 14:03 Comments || Top||

#12  You mean...Bill and Kamala...oh, no, no, no.....
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/18/2021 18:43 Comments || Top||

#13  Not Bill's type.

KamalHo : Tyra Banks
= Converse : Gucci
Posted by: Omuns the Limpid4606 || 02/18/2021 22:42 Comments || Top||

Rep. Burgess Owens Rejects Slavery Reparations
[Breitbart] Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT) expressed his opposition to "slavery reparations" Wednesday during his opening remarks as ranking member of a House Judiciary subcommittee on civil rights and civil liberties.

Owens described black Americans’ history as one of success and overcoming adversity.

"Reparations is not the way to right our country’s wrongs," Owens stated, "It is impractical and a non-starter for the United States government to pay reparations. It is also unfair and heartless to give black Americans the hope that this is a reality."

Owens added, "The reality is that black American history is not one of a hapless, hopeless race oppressed by [a] more powerful white race. It is instead a history of millions of middle class and wealthy black Americans throughout the early 20th century achieving the American Dream."

Proposals for "reparations" are a manifestation of Marxist and communist ideology, Owens asserted.

"The theory of reparations is nothing new," Owens held. "It’s been tried over the last 100 years, resulting in the misery and death of a hundred million men, women, and children. It’s called redistribution of wealth, or socialism. Instead of that theory, I’d like to share the reality of a race whose history of success in America has been stolen and what we could do to repair that damage."

Owens said he was taught to believe in "God, country, family, respect for women and authority" while growing up in the 50s and 60s in Tallahassee, FL. He said, "We were taught respect for our flag, and raised by [a] generation of men who fought for it."

"If we’re sincere about repaying black Americans for our loss, let’s give us our history," Owens remarked, "that includes a history of we the people, whose dear Christian values have granted every generation the opportunity to look at each other better from inside out, not outside in."
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2021 03:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6543 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Numerous African American NASCAR drivers also share Burgess' view.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2021 7:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Owens-Owens ticket in 2024. (Burgess and Candace)
Posted by: jack salami || 02/18/2021 9:47 Comments || Top||

#3  If the State gives the State take it back -- ask the American Indians
Posted by: magpie || 02/18/2021 20:26 Comments || Top||

#4  [profound salaam to salami]

"I do not believe in no Owens!"
"So who is you votin' for?" "Knowin',
My friend, is for me
In this land of the free --
I don't follow the wind in its blowin'
Like you with your to-in' and fro-in'."
Posted by: Ho Chi Shusogum5632 || 02/18/2021 23:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Nor doo-in', neither.
Posted by: Ho Chi Shusogum5632 || 02/18/2021 23:59 Comments || Top||

China Joe Goes Off The Rails at CNN's Town Hall Circus (video)
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2021 03:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6506 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Everybody knows I like children more'n people!"

"People inna community [ie blacks] don't know howta git online an' gut online at the Walgreens..."

Wonder what President Shit-for-brains says during his calls to foreign leaders?
Posted by: Whath Panda3863 || 02/18/2021 8:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Pretender Biden doesn't call foreign leaders, President Harris does.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/18/2021 8:27 Comments || Top||

#3  That's who the Dems installed in the WH after a rigged election.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/18/2021 14:05 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
About Those 11 Iranian Migrants Captured at Mexico-Arizona Frontier…What Homeland Security Does
The original report about the Iranian gentlemen being arrested is here. Key bits:
[Townhall] Many Americans might have felt surprised by recent news that U.S. Border Patrol in Arizona caught 11 Iranian migrants colonists who crossed the southern border from Mexico.

But this crossing is not surprising in one insular quarter: an international cadre of intelligence and law enforcement officers who work on this chronically misunderstood threat problem for the American homeland security establishment. For them, southern border crossings by Iranians, as well as by migrant travelers from other countries of terrorism concern, like Syria, Iraq, Pakistain, Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
, and Somalia, trigger an almost routine response the public never sees.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6518 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Science & Technology
Hey cousin, how you feeling? How the human genome transformed study of rare diseases
[Nature] Our improved understanding of Mendelian diseases has also begun to benefit people with common diseases that have more-complex genetic underpinnings. For example, a 2020 sequencing study7 revealed that, for a small but significant fraction of people who have common diseases, a single genetic variant is the cause — that is, they have a Mendelian form of the disease. And aside from causation, genes associated with Mendelian disorders have been found to be risk factors for many common diseases12. New therapeutics for common diseases are being informed purely by human genomics, and Mendelian genes play no small part in that13.

The medical genetics community has often been accused of making empty promises14. But genomics is now truly improving people’s health. This is not just a vindication but also an inspiration to continue rewriting medicine using our DNA.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2021 07:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6507 views] Top|| File under:

-PC Follies
‘Sex Reassignment Surgery’ victim has testicles removed; immediately regrets it. Oops!
[NeoVaginaDisasters] Here’s a particularly sad story. For those who do not know, an "orchiectomy" is the removal of testicles but not the creation of a "neovagina." Although this is not full SRS, it’s considered a form of SRS and often a lead-up to the full monty.

Well, an orchiectomy is precisely what the victim below endured. They were "devastated" by the loss of libido, leading them to think that their transition "was only a fetish and I straight up ruined everything." Unfortunately, they realized this a little too late — the surgery is irreversible.

Posted by: Sheger Thromotch7944 || 02/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6581 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I miss seeing shit I used to find hot and getting horny

Do we take that literally? Because at this point I'll accept anything.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/18/2021 0:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Because Zenobia flattered the prudence out of me...

A fetishist with two balls too many,
felt he needed orchiectomy.
But he realized -too late!-
He's too downsized to mate,
now he thinks t'was origami!

Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/18/2021 0:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Recommend a new career with the Vienna Boys Choir.
Posted by: Ulolump Grumble1426 || 02/18/2021 0:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Well, you are an orchid now ae,tomy,

and a late bloomer at that.

Posted by: Whavirong Gray2931 || 02/18/2021 0:57 Comments || Top||

#5  You choose.... poorly.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/18/2021 1:17 Comments || Top||

#6  There once was a pirate named Bates
Who was unusually agile on skates
He fell on his cutlass, now he is nutless
And perfectly useless on dates!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/18/2021 6:08 Comments || Top||

#7  Good Lord that site is disgusting. What the hell is wrong with people!?!
Posted by: One Eyed Tsar || 02/18/2021 6:37 Comments || Top||

#8  Kill the divide between men's and women's sports. Make it prostate and no prostate. Wait till those jerks find out what happens when you remove that.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/18/2021 6:38 Comments || Top||


An the UBER LGBT? think 5 year olds are smart and mature enough to make this decision...

Think about that for a minute.
Posted by: Just-Saying-It || 02/18/2021 6:40 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ Exactly...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/18/2021 7:57 Comments || Top||

#11  What a maroon! Why does he think we neuter male dogs, geld horses and castrate bulls? To reduce their sex drive!
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/18/2021 8:39 Comments || Top||

#12  Once you have paid him the Dane geld
You never get rid of the gelding
Posted by: Large Oppressor of the Visigoths7804 || 02/18/2021 8:45 Comments || Top||

#13  How could someone be ignorant of castrati and what happens to them?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/18/2021 9:46 Comments || Top||

#14  Does he still think the UFOs are coming?
Posted by: Fleamp Jert2437 || 02/18/2021 10:06 Comments || Top||

#15  ^ Nice Heaven's Gate reference
Posted by: Warthog || 02/18/2021 10:45 Comments || Top||

#16  Did he not know that eunuchs, i.e. men that had their testicles removed, were used as harem guards because they lost their sex drive?

I guess they don't teach that in school anymore.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/18/2021 14:23 Comments || Top||

#17  Re-read the medical consent form. I'm sure its on there somewhere.
Posted by: Thomogum Omereng5658 || 02/18/2021 14:56 Comments || Top||

#18  Next operation: Neuticles
Posted by: Frank G || 02/18/2021 15:05 Comments || Top||

#19  The song of Bill Gates fewer children in the world.
Posted by: Dale || 02/18/2021 15:25 Comments || Top||

#20  stupidity should hurt. a lot.

and from what I hear, a 'neovagina' is basically a vertical wound made in the groin. that you must continually take drugs against it healing closed.
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 02/18/2021 16:52 Comments || Top||

#21  "...symbolic, superfluous, soft
As they floated aloofly aloft.
Who knew that they'd matter
And fall with a clatter?
It's nuts!" The psychiatrist coughed.
Posted by: Ho Chi Shusogum5632 || 02/18/2021 21:57 Comments || Top||

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