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US imposes sanctions on five individuals it says are linked to alQaeda
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-Great Cultural Revolution
Migrant numbers under Texas bridge double to 8,000+ in 24 hours: 'Out of control'
[FoxNews] The number of migrants, predominantly from Haiti, waiting under the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas has doubled to more than 8,000 in a single day, with sources telling Fox News that the situation is "out of control" and Border Patrol is overwhelmed.

Drone footage from Fox News shows the number of migrants under the bridge, who are just waiting to be apprehended by Border Patrol, has surged within a single day.

On Wednesday, the numbers were more than 4,000 but by Thursday morning that number had spiked to approximately 8,200, a source told Fox. A source told Fox that Border Patrol was overwhelmed and that the situation is "out of control."

Meanwhile, a law enforcement source said that a large majority of the migrants are Haitians and more are arriving at the bridge by the minute.

It is the latest scene of chaos at the border as the Biden administration continues to struggle to handle a continued and relentless migrant surge, which has overwhelmed authorities and led to Republican claims that the administration’s immigration policies are to blame.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Wednesday that there were 208,887 migrant encounters in August, a slight decline from the 212,000 encounters in July and the second month in a row where the number of encounters breached the 200,000 mark. Fox News first reported the numbers.

Of those encounters, 44% resulted in an expulsion under Title 42 public health protections, but just 19% of the more than 86,000 family unit encounters ended in a Title 42 expulsion.

The 208,887 number for August represents a 317% increase over last August 2020 which saw 50,014 encounters — and a 233% increase over August 2019, where there were 62,707 amid that year's border crisis.

Meanwhile the Biden administration has begun to fly those expelled via Title 42 deeper into Mexico amid concerns that migrants are making multiple attempts to cross the border.

It was also recently dealt a legal defeat when the Supreme Court refused to stay an order forcing it to reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols.

Thousands of Haitian migrants pour across the border at Del Rio as makeshift camp swells to 10,000 - after Biden admitted those crossing illegally WON'T have to get vaccinated

DHS watchdog says COVID procedures at southwestern border are endangering staff and migrants

Biden's FAA places temporary ban on drones flying over bridge packed with illegal immigrants
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  The Biden-Harris El Norte Bridge and Plaza.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/17/2021 0:28 Comments || Top||

#2  FAA has declared it a flight exclusion zone so news drones can show what's going on. How... Soviet.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 7:25 Comments || Top||

#3  can't show
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 7:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Hmmm... border crossings may already have been no-flight zones.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/17/2021 8:20 Comments || Top||

#5  So the Texas DPS takes the FOX film crew up in a helicopter to film.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/17/2021 16:19 Comments || Top||

#6  From Haiti. Lovely.

So now we're about to be swamped by hundreds of thousands of largely unskilled, often mentally deficient young makes drawn from two of the most backward and violent nations on the planet.

Think it's time to get dual citizenship and start scouting foreign retirement destinations
Posted by: Lemuel Chasing6454 || 09/17/2021 18:00 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
John Durham indicts lawyer for Clinton-linked firm who brought Trump-Russia information to the FBI and 'lied' about working as a 'political operative'
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Follow up to this story from yesterday.
  • John Durham obtained a grand jury indictment of Democratic cybersecurity lawyer Michael Sussmann for making a false statement to the FBI

  • Sussmann, a lawyer at Perkins Coie, gave FBI data from researchers who thought numbers might be evidence of secrets between Trump and Russia

  • Indictment alleges he failed to disclose his political ties during the meeting

  • Sussmann denied the accusations and claimed he arranged the meeting in Russia in 2016 to represent a cybersecurity expert

  • His indictment is not guaranteed but only on rare occasions will grand juries decline a request such as Durham's

  • It comes two years after Durham began his probe into alleged FBI misconduct in the Russia probe

  • Instead the Durham probe ended up charging an FBI source, with a statute of limitations bearing down

  • Durham's team suggested a theory that Clinton campaign used Perkins Coie to submit information to FBI about Russia and Trump to hurt his 2016 campaign

  • It resulted in sensational media reports before the election about the potential ties

  • The FBI concluded the researchers' concerns had no merit and Sussmann's lawyers are expecting their client to be indicted

  • Sussmann's lawyers denied the charges, calling them 'baseless'
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/17/2021 07:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So some sites are calling this big....big....somebody I've never heard of is pretty much the only one indicted. That says to me, "COVERUP". We all knew he wasn't going to indict any of the real players, so some flunky taking the fall is pretty much just more Kabuki theater from the Deep State.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/17/2021 10:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes, white shoe DC lawyer. The guy won't even have to cop a plea, let alone give anyone up.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 10:49 Comments || Top||

#3  scapegoat.
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/17/2021 11:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Don't worry, Mike. The charges will be dropped or reduced or whatever and you will get a 6 figure book deal.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 12:59 Comments || Top||

#5  I noted that the indictment was highlighted as coming just at the end of the Statute of Limitations period. Not a lawyer, but it would seem that if his alleged criminal conduct was near the expiration, wouldn't the conduct of the others involved also me close to expiration? If so, isn't this a token action to end this huge conspiracy with a charge that will get forgotten and given the DOJ insider (democrat) special treatment? Am I wrong about the law?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 09/17/2021 14:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Boy, this Durham guy is a demon investigator. At the speed he goes, he's got, what, maybe four indictments in his career?
And let me be that first to say Sussman didn't kill himself...
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/17/2021 15:09 Comments || Top||

#7  You know it is only the foot soldier that will be punished. And then very lightly.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/17/2021 16:43 Comments || Top||

#8  Nothing is going to happen that resembles justice.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/17/2021 17:32 Comments || Top||

#9  What were Flynn's sentencing recommendations from the FBI?
Posted by: Varmint Glearong8569 || 09/17/2021 18:07 Comments || Top||

#10  NoMoreBS, does treason really have a statute of limitations?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 09/17/2021 23:58 Comments || Top||


Two Fed presidents with insider knowledge of US monetary policy sold millions of dollars of stock in blue-chip firms including Amazon, Apple, and Google last year, prompting ethics review
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Robert Kaplan, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, traded millions of dollars of stock in companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Google in 2020

  • Eric Rosengren, president of the Boston Fed, traded in stocks and real estate investment trusts including Chevron, Pfizer, and Phillips 66

  • The trades were made last year during a time when the Fed took extraordinary steps to buoy US economy and stabilize financial markets during the pandemic

  • Comments made by Fed regional presidents can move markets and they have a hand in the Fed's interest rate policies

  • Senior US lawmakers - including Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts - demanded more stringent restrictions after Wall Street Journal reported trades

  • Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell ordered sweeping review of the ethics rules governing financial holdings and dealings by senior central bank officials
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/17/2021 07:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under:


#2 


I would have called it applied business logic.
PANDEMICS greatly affect production of goods and businesses.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/17/2021 8:49 Comments || Top||

#3  How dare they act like Congresscritters!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/17/2021 12:22 Comments || Top||

#4  All those stocks are higher today so if they sold last year they left $$$ on the table.
Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 09/17/2021 20:07 Comments || Top||


DeSantis hammers Biden admin for limiting Florida's use of monoclonal antibodies: 'Very, very problematic'
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [312 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Vindictive murderous tyrant isn't he. Has been an ass ever since a bunch of people yelled at him the other day for the unnecessary death of 13 troops.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/17/2021 0:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Joe, Liz, and Hunter have had it with everybody!
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/17/2021 0:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe DeSantis not as dumb as he appears. If he anticipated the Federales response to Florida's attempt to hog all the Covid monoclonals available in USA. Then he's in win-win situation.
On one hand the anti-vaccination fanatics are pleased (it's the fault of them child-eating Democrats), on the other hand Florida is not out
2100$ per monoclonal treatment.

p.s. According to the ibid article - there are only a few million doses of monoclonal antibodies available in USA.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2021 1:18 Comments || Top||



#6  ^Do I have to guess which states?
p.s. Anybody told them that antibody treatment is known as "passive immunization"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2021 8:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Either anything that might cause theoretically raise someone's possible likelihood to die of COVID is eeeeevil. Or it isn't. it doesn't seem difficult to see the political cast in there.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 8:47 Comments || Top||

#8  p.s. Anybody told them that antibody treatment is known as "passive immunization"?

You're assuming this conflict is over Immunization vs. No Vaccines. I'm not going to stop taking tetanus shots (for example) just because I know people who got the Pfizer Shot and had heart attacks and stroke and _didn't end up in the VAERS_ database. I also still use antibiotics even though my mom's allergic to pennicillin.

Also, two million doses of this drug could mean two million people who don't have to go to the hospital.

The question you need to ask but haven't is, "why were they limiting this stuff from way back before the vaccines were available even though everyone can now see that it works on a large scale with noone growing hooves or anything or whatever story they're telling this week about ivermectin..."
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/17/2021 9:56 Comments || Top||

#9  The last cat I was technically owned by was a stray that I fed on my farmlet in PeeAye. Tame as he was, he bit the hell out of me one day and my only intelligent choice was to get the rabies sequence. Not that big a deal, but I caged the cat and when he clearly was rabies free, I took him in and got him vaccinated. The PA giving me the rabies shots said "Well, at least you can go up against rabid animals for the next 18 months..."

I'm very pro vaccine. I'm also very pro "everyone gets to peel his own banana." It's that second thing that drives some people nuts.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 10:02 Comments || Top||

#10  The question you need to ask but haven't is, "why were they limiting this stuff from way back before the vaccines were available

They weren't limiting it "before the vaccines were available". Producing mAb is much more complicated process than producing mRNA antibodies. Takes a lot longer, and costs a lot more (thus, 2100$ per shot). Look up "Monoclonal Antibody" on wiki.
And the companies that produce it, more or less, stopped once vaccines become available - they didn't anticipate that the ideological conflict will produce demand for their product. After all, mAb as treatment is orders of magnitude inferior to vaccines.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

#11  ^mRNA antibodies --> mRNA for vaccines.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2021 10:19 Comments || Top||

#12  Do not underestimate Ron DeSantis. Biden doesn't. Biden will do anything he can to make life difficult for DeSantis and to make DeSantis look bad. That's because, if it isn't Trump, it's likely to be DeSantis carrying the ball for Republicans in 2024. This is presidential politics, down and dirty. Well, also, Biden and Falsie would be awfully embarrassed if Florida's hospitals were relieved of covid patients while New York and California continue to suffer.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/17/2021 11:46 Comments || Top||

#13  Bidet's handlers understand DeSantis is a threat. Bidet wouldn't know what or who Ron DeSantis is unless the Florida governor knocked Joe's ice cream cone out of his hand. And he'd forget it happened in a couple hours at most.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 11:51 Comments || Top||

#14  Oh, and, by the way, Ron has way too much class to do anything like that.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 11:52 Comments || Top||

#15  OK, when I say Biden I mean whoever is telling him what to say and do. We all know he has precious little time between breakfast and his afternoon nap to think about DeSantis and 2024.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/17/2021 12:33 Comments || Top||

#16  We knew you meant that. Still good to state it explicitly for the small sunset of slow learners.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 12:35 Comments || Top||

#17  subset. It's just not my day today...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 12:36 Comments || Top||

#18  They weren't limiting it "before the vaccines were available".

According to an ER doc who's been posting elsewhere, they were limiting its use as much as possible from when the EUA supposedly went into effect last October until about the first week of August.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/17/2021 17:39 Comments || Top||

#19  Perhaps Florida and other States should sue the feral government over this.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/17/2021 17:43 Comments || Top||

#20  Update: from AoSHQ:
DeSantis pointed out that out of the people in Florida treated with monoclonal antibodies, more than 50% were vaccinated.

Not unvaccinated. Vaccinated. (This is both emphasis and a correction of my earlier typo.)

So the Biden Administration is attempting a show of force against the unvaccinated -- but it's the vaccinated, who are having breakthrough cases of covid due to the vaccines being, um, rather meh, who are using the bulk of the treatment.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/17/2021 17:45 Comments || Top||

#21  Biden is unlikely to run in 2024.
Posted by: Varmint Glearong8569 || 09/17/2021 18:05 Comments || Top||

#22  The 21st century equivalent of Fort Sumter will be in Florida
Posted by: Glutch Prince of the Swedes9754 || 09/17/2021 19:35 Comments || Top||

#23  Biden is unlikely to run in make it to 2024.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/17/2021 20:51 Comments || Top||

#24  They think they’re going to get a Civil War. They’re going to wind up with Sweep Away The Demons and Monsters.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/17/2021 21:12 Comments || Top||

#25  ^ Confucius say, "Subjects in mirror are nearer than they appear."
Posted by: Vortigern de Medici9432 || 09/17/2021 21:41 Comments || Top||


New York Times Uses 4 Narrative Engineers To Spin Defensive Tale
[THECONSERVATIVETREEHOUSE] 2018 testimony from former FBI legal counsel James Baker revealed that Michael Susmann, representing the Clinton team, was feeding information to the FBI for use against the trump campaign.

In March and April 2016, around the same time when NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers was shutting down “contractor access” to FBI and NSA databases [an effort to stop the frequent FISA-702(16)(17) search abuses that were taking place], Michael Sussmann met with FBI Legal Counsel James Baker – Global Privacy Summit, April 5th, 2016.

With his former DOJ national security credentials Michael Sussmann integrated himself with the DNC’s cyber security team; and following the DNC intrusion (aka Seth Rich) Sussmann introduced the DNC to CrowdStrike. The DNC goal was to identify the extent of the compromise. Crowdstrike then helped the DNC hide the fact that Seth Rich was the extractor of the information -which Rich then gave to Wikileaks- and Crowdstrike then helped establish the narrative about the DNC being hacked.

Someone, likely from the Clinton camp, then killed Seth Rich.

The Clinton team hired Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Trump, package it as a dossier, and deliver it to the FBI for exploitation.

Fusion GPS is a political research firm and network of political operatives who sell their mercenary services to anyone willing to pay. Fusion has resources inside and outside government and the capability to exploit FBI and NSA databases containing information about U.S. citizens. Fusion then uses a secondary network of media outlets who they pay to write articles shaped for their purposes. Fusion GPS is operated by Glenn Simpson.

In April 2016, at the same time NSA Director Mike Rogers was shutting down contractor access to the FBI/NSA database; and at the same time FBI legal counsel was meeting with Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann; Hillary Clinton -through Perkins Coie- hired Fusion GPS to target her presidential campaign opponent, Donald Trump.

Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson then assigned Russian expert and CIA research analyst Nellie Ohr to the Trump project. At the time Nellie Ohr’s husband, Bruce Ohr, was the #4 ranking official inside the DOJ National Security Division. Simultaneous to Nellie Ohr’s assignment, Fusion GPS also sub-contracted with Christopher Steele for additional material and internal collaboration with Mrs. Ohr.

Glenn Simpson, Nellie and Bruce Ohr then worked with Christopher Steele on the “Steele Dossier” and the promotion of the content therein to media and FBI allies. We now know that in addition to FusionGPS, Chris Steele, Nellie Ohr (via Bruce Ohr), providing information to the FBI; there was Michael Sussmann representing the DNC also providing information into the FBI for the same purposes.

The FBI, through Peter Strzok and the Crossfire Hurricane team, then closed the loop on the ‘wrap up smear’ by exploiting the information within “the Dossier” to gain a Title-1 FISA surveillance warrant on the presidential campaign of Donald Trump.

Hiding all of that political surveillance and collusion between the Clinton campaign and the FBI was what made the Trump-Russia story so important; and specifically why they needed to put Special Counsel Robert Muller into place to cover all the background activity.

Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Communism is here.
Posted by: Angolumble Bonaparte8780 || 09/17/2021 11:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Always was. Just doesn't have to operate out of a sparring gym toilet these days.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 11:07 Comments || Top||


Fencing is re-installed around the Capitol ahead of 'Justice for J6' rally as Republicans distance themselves from the protest and National Guard are put on standby
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under:


#2  Capital fencing is actually not a bad idea. The problems arise when the politicians are permitted to leave the confinement.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/17/2021 7:25 Comments || Top||

#3 

What's Nancy's budget this time for Importing staged actors. The ones that are usually are doing "peaceful" protests in Portland or elsewhere?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/17/2021 8:52 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm sure she has a slush fund setup for funding.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/17/2021 9:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe our Rantburgers along I-90/80/70 and I-95 will keep an eye out for eastward heading charter buses and hippie vans.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/17/2021 9:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Life imitates art. The Hunger Games were sh*tty books. The live DC version is even sh*ttier.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 9:22 Comments || Top||

#7  This really smells like a false flag operation to me.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/17/2021 9:30 Comments || Top||

#8  Given how the 1/6 people who have been arrested are being treated, I think only a moron would show up for this event. Going to guess rookie DC cops and noob feebs have all been slotted to make their bones on this.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 9:32 Comments || Top||

#9  I wouldn't care if they burnt the thing down with everyone of them in it.
Posted by: Chris || 09/17/2021 10:48 Comments || Top||

#10  Fort Pelosi
Posted by: Airandee || 09/17/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||

#11  This really smells like a false flag operation to me.

Yep. I can smell it all the way out here in California.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/17/2021 11:51 Comments || Top||

#12  Protest is "the highest form of patriotism" only until it isn't. I still say only people I would not particularly trust will show up for this.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 11:54 Comments || Top||

#13  Anybody remember when Pelosi was all butt hurt because Trump sent plain clothes agents to keep her people from burning the federal court house in Portland?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/17/2021 11:54 Comments || Top||

#14  They should have a permanent fence, one that doesn't look terrible or block the view. A moat with lily-pads and a far side designed to be difficult to climb out of would do better than putting up fences and removing them again.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/17/2021 12:19 Comments || Top||

#15  I wouldn't care if they burnt the thing down with everyone of them in it.

After what they did to the UK in Afghanistan, maybe they deserve a second shot. Pass the popcorn.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/17/2021 13:32 Comments || Top||

#16  Sort of hoping dueling was coming back in fashion.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/17/2021 15:11 Comments || Top||

#17  Too bad the occupants inside the fence won't provide the border patrol with such luxuries.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 09/17/2021 15:42 Comments || Top||

#18  Everyone should know the 'rally' tomorrow in DC is a FBI setup. Its been mentioned in several platforms (gab, Parler, etc...). Even Trump advised people to avoid it.
Won't stop the FBI setting up some stupid idiot who goes anyway.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/17/2021 15:53 Comments || Top||

#19  I hope no one from the FBI gets shot in the neck by the Capital Police.
Posted by: Airandee || 09/17/2021 20:33 Comments || Top||

#20  ^ Late Snark O' The Day Entry!
Posted by: Frank G || 09/17/2021 20:35 Comments || Top||

#21  Boom.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/17/2021 22:18 Comments || Top||

#22  Fencing should be re-instituted throughout DC. Might become a more civil place if a few politicians feared the sharp end of a saber over their lies and distortions.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 09/17/2021 23:57 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Minnesota Dems Expel State Rep. Thompson Amid Domestic Violence, Residency Controversies
[MSN] The Minnesota House Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) caucus voted Tuesday night to expel state Representative John Thompson, who has been embroiled in controversies over the summer.

The expulsion means the Democrat won't have access to DFL legislative staff or resources and will be stripped of his committee assignments. However,
alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
he will remain a state representative, as it would take a vote of the entire House to remove him, and retain salary and benefits unless he resigns or is expelled from the Legislature.

Lawmakers from both parties and Democratic Governor Tim Walz have called for Thompson to step down, but he has repeatedly refused.

In a joint statement, House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler said, "Rep. Thompson's actions, credible reports of abuse and misconduct, and his failure to take responsibility remain unacceptable for a member of the Minnesota House."

Thompson has come under scrutiny since July, when he received a traffic citation over the Fourth of July weekend.

Following the police encounter, the state representative accused the St. Paul police of racially profiling him, which the department vehemently denied. Police Chief Todd Axtell publicly demanded that Thompson apologize to the sergeant who stopped Thompson for driving without a front license plate.

At the time of the citation, Thompson presented the officer with a Wisconsin license, which raised questions around whether he lives in the legislative district he represents.

Shortly afterward, details of domestic abuse allegations, which are detailed in public records, were revealed. Police calls describe multiple incidences of alleged choking and punching by Thompson between 2003 and 2011. He has denied all the allegations.

On Tuesday, Thompson took to Facebook to address the ongoing controversies. He described 2016 as being "an unbelievably difficult year" following his mother's death and the highly publicized police killing of his "good friend" Philando Castile, a black motorist, during a traffic stop.

"Currently, some are saying because of the past allegations against me that I am not fit to serve in this legislative seat," Thompson wrote. "The fact is, I don't have a hateful bone in my body for anything other than the blatant racism that is being displayed all over the world and that some play as though it does not exist."
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#1  As the joke goes, the only really bad Democrats are the ones found with a live boy or a dead woman.
Posted by: Raj || 09/17/2021 0:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Expelled, but not expelled expelled.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 8:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Yeah he still has his job, even though he can't legally drive in Minnesota and used false documents to prove residency.

Another day, another Dem.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/17/2021 9:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Racists!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/17/2021 10:15 Comments || Top||


A pandemic of the incompetent, not the unvaccinated
[AMERICANTHINKER] Mr. Biden and other liberals are very upset with the unvaccinated. They've laid the blame, with the claim that this is "a pandemic of the unvaccinated."I call BS. This is a "pandemic of the incompetent."

First, the CDC and NIH watched the virus ravage China and did nothing.

Next, they told President Trump that it was xenophobic to stop travel from China.

Next, they told us the virus was not transmitting human to human.

Next, they changed, without reasoning, the reporting requirements for potential deaths associated with the virus to guarantee a higher death total in the U.S.

Next, they misrepresented the data for the projected corpse count in America with a completely incorrect model.

Next, they told us to shut down the country for two weeks to slow the spread.

Next, they told us a vaccine in less than a year was impossible.

Next, they pushed mask mandates with no science to back them up. Excuse me — the high point on masking science is the study out of Hong Kong on hamsters that seems to have been the basis for the start of masking science.

Next, they supported crazy items like mandatory masking outdoors, no swimming in public pools, and wearing a mask in your own home.

Next, they continued to keep businesses closed past the two-month mark, and they fail to provide evidence that closing any business helped slow the spread.

Next, they started paying people extra unemployment benefits while removing all incentives to look for work.

Next, we were told it was more important not to offend China by calling it the Chinese Coronavirus or the Wuhan Flu than it was to find a treatment.

Next, people started to get wise to the incompetence, and they started doing normal things. The incompetents would scream "super-spreader," yet no super-spreader events were ever proven. People began to demonstrate they could manage the virus for themselves.

Next, states and locals started to drop the masking, and those states endured public recriminations, yet the infection rate continued to drop despite the dire predictions of the incompetent.

Next, we were told by a presidential candidate that he had a plan to shut the virus down. This implies that a virus can be shut down and that he actually had a plan to do something effective. Both now seem to be proven incompetent statements from someone with no real clue.

Next, an injection was developed that we were told was a vaccine, and administration of it began.

Next, the control group test data were corrupted by the injection maker by administering the drug to all participants in the trial. This has never been done before.

Next, virus variants were detected in other countries, and specifically, they were detected in South America.

Next, we opened the southern border to all.

Next, the American people found out that Big Government and Big Tech are colluding to block important information that is contrary to the approved messaging about the virus and the "vaccine."

Next, we have legislation called COVID relief, but really, more than 80% of that money went to political paybacks and pet projects having nothing to do with COVID.

Next, the illegal aliens detained at the border were jammed into small spaces and not tested at the border. Many illegals were sent to other states in the dead of night to be tested later.

Next, we are over a year into the pandemic, and we have one treatment approved by the FDA. Despite indications that there are at least three successfully in use around the world — Remdesivir, ivermectin, and hydroxychloroquine — the FDA has only reluctantly added Remdesivir for people after they are hospitalized.

Next, we find out that the CDC is making policy based on recommendations from the teachers' union. We have yet to learn who else is dictating COVID policy to the CDC. China, perhaps?

Next, we find out that the illegals being dumped in the country are not being tested or reported to the local authorities.

Next, we find out that two of the drugs called a vaccine did not meet the legal definition of "vaccine."

Next, we find out the FDA is trying to change its definition of "vaccine" without comment or notice.

Next, we are told by the current White House occupant that the unvaccinated are a risk to the vaccinated. How can that be if the vaccine works and protects the vaccinated? Or is it not legally a vaccine?

This list took less than an hour to generate. I am sure that readers at AT can expand it.

The current White House occupant is upset that we are not just accepting the standard of incompetence that has been displayed. We are researching options for ourselves; keeping our friends and neighbors safe; and making our own decisions, as Americans have a history of doing.

A virus-like this cannot be contained or shut down. It can only be managed, and part of managing a virus is treatment options. The incompetence and the denial of the FDA, NIH, and CDC to use proper science to validate treatment options continue to hinder our ability to manage this disease.

Please keep this list of incompetence in mind as you try to determine whom to trust in the days and months ahead. This truly is a "pandemic of the incompetent."



Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under:


Plouffe: Republicans Speaking to Their 'Sick, Perverted One-Third of the Country' Injected by Fox News, Breitbart
[BREITBART] Barack Obama
teachable moment...
’s 2008 presidential campaign manager David Plouffe said Wednesday on MSNBC’s "The ReidOut" that Republican politicians were "speaking to their sick, perverted one-third of the country," which he claimed got "injected by Fox News and Sinclair and Breitbart."

Anchor Joy Reid
...Harvard-educated lefty MSDNC (If you're white you ain't right!) commentatrix, given to fits of hyperbole, bad arithmetic, and faux sophistication...
said, "Ron DeSantis — he may be a sociopath. We don’t know what his pathology is, but he’s not stupid. I think that he understands that if he is going to inflict death on schoolchildren, he’s going to have to make it real hard for their parents to vote, right?"

Plouffe said, "So I think that there’s a third of the people out here in Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, who voted for the recall. There’s a third of the people who say it should be a personal choice. Yes, the Republicans are making it harder to vote so that third has more power in general elections. But let’s make no mistake, that third or 30%, that hardcore MAGA base, they’re going to drive Republican politics."

He added, "I think these governors, legislative leaders who have stood in the way of vaccinations, who belittled COVID, who don’t want masks in school — here’s the thing, we’re basically two-thirds of the country in support of mask mandates in schools. So again, they’re speaking to their sick, perverted one-third of the country, you know that gets injected by Fox News and Sinclair and Breitbart, all the stuff. Listen, I believe today, Joy, the only country that has a worse COVID outbreak than the United States is Mongolia. So if you can’t make something of that politically as tragic as that is, maybe you don’t deserve to be in politics. I think one thing, Newsom made this campaign about COVID."

Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [250 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Math be hard.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/17/2021 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  the only country that has a worse COVID outbreak than the United States is Mongolia.

According to the Worldometer, Peru leads deaths/million pop at around 6,000. The US is #22 with 2,000 and Mongolia is #118 with 324.

# disparaging and somewhat profane comment about the mainstream media redacted #
Posted by: SteveS || 09/17/2021 0:57 Comments || Top||

#3  The Democrasheviks have found their Nikolay Yezhov. May the little troll meet the same ending.
Posted by: Chirong Unomoter2947 || 09/17/2021 4:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Ron DeSantis — he may be a sociopath.

Classic Democrat projection right there.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/17/2021 11:59 Comments || Top||

#5  If Joy told me my garbage can was stinky I'd stop to appreciate the aroma.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 12:02 Comments || Top||

#6  "sick, perverted one-third of the country"

Don't forget heavily armed and homicidal.
Posted by: Matt || 09/17/2021 12:47 Comments || Top||

#7  I like to think "heavily armed and practical," myself.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 12:48 Comments || Top||

#8  Heavily armed and sworn to protect the republic from enemies foreign and domestic.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/17/2021 13:27 Comments || Top||

#9  The republic has sort of let me down of late. I think the defense will be somewhat more granular.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 13:35 Comments || Top||

#10  #8 My oath didn't come with an expiration date.
Posted by: Cesare || 09/17/2021 13:41 Comments || Top||

#11  It is unwise to think of the Left as unarmed.

Keep in mind, they are in control of the armed forces.
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 09/17/2021 13:49 Comments || Top||

#12  ^ the brass, sure. And the service academy grads.

But not the rank and file, the reserves or the NCOs.

I'd rather be with the latter - especially after watching the former group's performance over the past two decades.
Posted by: Belisarius || 09/17/2021 13:53 Comments || Top||

#13  Call me stoopid names long enough and I will surely come to see your way of thinking.

That's in Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, isn't it?
Posted by: Bobby || 09/17/2021 17:33 Comments || Top||

#14  Plouffe doesn't like the Deplorables? The feeling is mutual. I wouldn't be surprised if the 1/3 of the country he speaks of has grown considerably since he was cooking elections.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/17/2021 17:41 Comments || Top||


Trump tears into Joint Chiefs Chairman
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Former President Trump lambasted Milley in a Wednesday evening statement

  • Former Acting Defense Secretary Miller urged Milley to resign after he allegedly made an unauthorized call to China behind the former president's back

  • President Joe Biden meanwhile said he has 'great confidence' in Milley after he admitted to holding calls with his Chinese counterpart working under Trump

  • Former State Secretary Mike Pompeo said Milley's conduct could be treasonous

  • Press Secretary Jen Psaki called Milley a 'patriot' when defending him

  • Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also expressed his support, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a briefing on Wednesday

  • General Mark Milley confirmed the phone calls took place in a Wednesday statement via his spokesman Colonel Dave Butler

  • A new book claims Milley phoned his Chinese counterpart to give reassurances two days after the January 6 Capitol riot

  • The allegations are detailed in 'Peril', an upcoming book about the 2020 presidential election by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Far too many generals are quite comfortable embracing a military coup as a viable action. The dems may very well rue the day they encourages such thinking. But most politicians seldom think in terms of unintended consequences.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 8:09 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ But most politicians seldom think in terms of unintended consequences.

Difficult for them to think beyond fund raising for the next election cycle. The.... "unintended consequences" of career politicians.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/17/2021 8:11 Comments || Top||


#4  Nothing will happen to General Milley, he's in the Vindman camp.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/17/2021 9:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Assuming we ever have a clean election in this country again (I know, I know...) there will be a stampede of retirements one day. Hey, a guy can dream, right?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 9:56 Comments || Top||

#6  They helped you with your dream. Back in the 90s they change the law because of a number of cases of loose zipper syndrome. Now they can be recalled to active duty after retirement to face infractions they committed while on active duty.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/17/2021 12:25 Comments || Top||

#7  Time for the American people to go on a wild pig hunt.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 09/17/2021 14:07 Comments || Top||

#8 
Posted by: Greng Black3494 || 09/17/2021 18:05 Comments || Top||


Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot proposes a Victims' Justice Ordinance that would allow the city to sue gang members for up to $10,000 in civil court and seize their property
What about the Aldercreatures that use/support the gang members?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Does this imply that gangs are legal entities with assets that can be attached? I can see the lawyers having fun with that.
"On the day in question, Mr DeShante, when you capped Mr Orangejello in the ass, were you acting as a member of, or an agent for MS 13?"
"Nah, man. I capped his punk ass because he is a whiny-ass bitch."
Posted by: SteveS || 09/17/2021 0:34 Comments || Top||

#2  And the gangs say to Lori:

Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/17/2021 0:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Could deposit some seized property in a bling bank
Posted by: Lord Garth || 09/17/2021 1:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Isn't that like the Texas abortion law?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2021 1:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Let me get this right. She doesn't have enough lawyers to prosecute gang members in criminal court but has more than enough to prosecute gang members in civil court. Let me guess - the checks are not clearing.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/17/2021 4:08 Comments || Top||

#6  They can't identify shooters to prosecute under even the (obvious) firearm ban. How will the shooters be identified for civil suits?
Posted by: Bobby || 09/17/2021 8:36 Comments || Top||

#7  She just wants to look like she's doing something.

Nothing to see here, all kabuki.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/17/2021 9:22 Comments || Top||

#8  So you 'stay' with your grandmother? We'll just seize grandma's house and car.
You watch. They'll do it.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/17/2021 10:09 Comments || Top||

#9  Notice it's the CITY getting the gang property, not the victims of the gangs. Also, this will be used against smaller and up-and-coming gangs to protect the established, connected gangs.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/17/2021 10:25 Comments || Top||

#10  They need that money for all the non-police they plan to hire.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

#11  Use the recent Kabul Airport NEO evacuation physical security model. Hire the terrorists to maintain control. After the undesirables have fled, things should return to pre-civilization normal.

That is the goal correct? The banishment of the undesirables.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/17/2021 10:34 Comments || Top||

#12  I think the Vice Lords might actually run Chiraq better than Admiral Ackbar is.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 10:35 Comments || Top||

#13  the gangs already run it better than Lightfoot. They aren't worried about LEO, and there is no telling what their drug and other criminal activites bring in revenue yearly.
Posted by: Chris || 09/17/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||

#14  no telling what their drug and other criminal activities bring in revenue yearly.

Yeah, the Treasury Dept. has basically been running the victory lap since the IRS busted Capone. No progress at all since then. Story in that somewhere...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 10:56 Comments || Top||

#15  Isn't that like the Texas abortion law?

Should be like the Israeli bulldoze bomber's house law.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/17/2021 10:58 Comments || Top||

#16  Bulldozing rubble is a waste of time and money.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 11:02 Comments || Top||

#17  Gangs will just text their bought pol and problwem solved.
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/17/2021 11:42 Comments || Top||

#18  Turning crime into a profit center. Basically the definition of government.
Posted by: Angstrom || 09/17/2021 15:06 Comments || Top||

#19  Then there's: NICKI MINAJ REBELS AGAINST DEMOCRAT PARTY CONTROL OF BLACK PEOPLE…

…‘DON’T TELL ME I CAN’T AGREE WITH A REPUBLICAN’
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 09/17/2021 17:27 Comments || Top||

#20  I'd guess that most of the shooters don't have $10,000 or property. Meaningless gesture.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/17/2021 17:35 Comments || Top||



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