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Trump Attempts To Catch Hunter Biden In Trap Labeled 'Free Crack'
[Babylon Bee] WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Trump is attempting to get to the bottom of what's going on with Hunter Biden and Ukraine. In order to catch Hunter Biden and turn him over to the authorities, the president put out a box propped up by a stick tied to a rope. The box was labeled "Free Crack" and contained a large quantity of crack cocaine underneath.

"Any second now," Trump muttered to himself as he waited in a nearby bush. "Here, Hunter, Hunter, Hunter. Here, boy. That's it, nice and slow. Fantastic crack cocaine over here -- extremely pure stuff. The best crack cocaine, maybe ever!"

Growing impatient, Trump resorted to more drastic measures. "What's this over here on the lawn!?" he shouted. "Wow! That looks like crack cocaine to me! Looks like fantastic stuff! Sure would be a shame if someone were to come along and pick it up!"

Sure enough, after a few minutes, Trump saw rustling in a nearby bush. Biden fell for the trap and dove for the crack cocaine. "Got him!" cried Trump as he pulled the string. Unfortunately, Biden was too quick and managed to smoke all the crack and roll out from under the box before Trump could catch him.

Trump was last seen attempting to bait another trap labeled "Free Hookers."
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/16/2020 04:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Be a real shame if he caught a former president as well.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/16/2020 4:29 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Yeah well the "free hookers" bait won't work if they're female
Posted by: Frank G || 10/16/2020 5:05 Comments || Top||

#3  "free gender-indeterminate hookers"?
Posted by: Angoluter Thremp3808 || 10/16/2020 5:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Free hookers immediately had me thinking Clinton(s).
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/16/2020 11:51 Comments || Top||

#5  #2 ^ Yeah well the "free hookers" bait won't work if they're female

Don't rule that out Frank.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/16/2020 12:13 Comments || Top||

#6  His preference doesn't go that way, see: Big Mike and Reggie Love
Posted by: Frank G || 10/16/2020 13:15 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ I don't get it, Frank. I even did a search on it but couldn't find anything. Probably just as well as I'm running low on brain bleach.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/16/2020 13:40 Comments || Top||

#8  Reggie Love was O's Body Man:
Reginald L. "Reggie" Love (born April 29, 1981) is an American political aide, former college basketball player, and media editor. Love served as the special assistant and personal aide, commonly referred to as body man, to United States President Barack Obama

Michelle "Big Mike" Obama


:-)
Posted by: Frank G || 10/16/2020 14:21 Comments || Top||

#9  Like I said, probably better that I didn't know.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/16/2020 14:59 Comments || Top||

#10  Bend over, Barry!
Mike's comin' HOME
Posted by: Sneper Lumumba4309 || 10/16/2020 15:02 Comments || Top||

#11  #6 I was thinking more of HRC.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/16/2020 16:07 Comments || Top||

#12  Elect an Obama as package,
Get second one free! Save on stackage!
A nice no-show job
From a hospital [sob]
And a relative absence of wreckage.
Posted by: Hupolunter Turkeyneck1559 || 10/16/2020 17:24 Comments || Top||


Obama kiss of death? Ex-president set to campaign for Joe Biden
[American Thinker] In another sign of Democrats acting as if maybe they aren't cruising to victory as polls claim, they're wheeling out former president Obama in a bid to put Biden over the top.

According to the New York Post:

Former President Barack Obama reportedly is poised to hit the campaign trail for Joe Biden, his former vice president, as the 2020 presidential race enters its crucial final stretch.
"President Obama plans to hit the trail soon, in addition to all the other activities he's undertaken all year in support of electing VP Biden — as he's said, we all have to do everything we can to win on November 3," an aide to Obama told ABC News.
That would be the same Obama who thus far has been absent from the campaign trail all these months, including even the past couple of weeks when Joe Biden has ventured out from his basement hideaway to zero crowds. Unlike Biden, Obama can draw a crowd, even if it's done with scrupulous social distancing, which is likely to be what they present for the fawning press cameras.

The guilt here is pretty obvious, too — note how that aide in the quote above made sure he slipped in that clause about "in addition to all the other activities he's undertaken all year in support of electing VP Joe Biden" as if Obama had done anything more than an occasional Zoom meeting. The Post continues:

Posted by: Besoeker || 10/16/2020 02:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Lifetime free Greens Fees, room & board at MacLeod House did the trick. Soetoro is all in !
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/16/2020 2:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Plebeian labor! Such work is beneath the dignity of the Light Bringer™.
Posted by: magpie || 10/16/2020 11:27 Comments || Top||

#3  What the Dems haven't realized is that it is about Charisma. Obama and Bill Clinton have it so their policy positions are ignored and people vote for the guy that makes them feel good.

Hillary and Biden have no Charisma. Zero. So they have to sell their policy positions which most Americans find horrific.

Trump on the other hand is Charisma and has policy positions most Americans agree with. The Dems have to lie and cheat and pull every trick just to not be laughed out of the election.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/16/2020 12:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Obama must think highly of himself. I think his legacy has gotten tarnished since he left office.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/16/2020 12:16 Comments || Top||

#5  He's got the Midas Shit Touch
Posted by: Frank G || 10/16/2020 12:43 Comments || Top||

#6  By all means, tether yourself to Joe Blow.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/16/2020 13:39 Comments || Top||

#7  Can't help wondering if Baraq has been...indisposed.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/16/2020 13:41 Comments || Top||

#8  I wouldn't underestimate this. The Obamas are still immensely popular with black people I know.

One of the great things about the Trump presidency is peeling black voters away from the Democrats who shamelessly used and abused them for decades. But if anyone can bring them back, it's Obama.
Posted by: Tom || 10/16/2020 13:50 Comments || Top||

#9  "Economic freight train bringing overall unemployment down, bring factories home, dropping minority unemployment to record levels..
THAT'S NOT WHO WE ARE!"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/16/2020 14:31 Comments || Top||

#10  Trotting out Soetoro didn't help Hillary four years ago and won't help Biden now.

Younger black men in particular have zero attraction to this corrupt old muppet. Trump may actually get 25% or more of their vote.
Posted by: Omutle Pelosi4813 || 10/16/2020 15:07 Comments || Top||

#11  Voting. For. A. Black. President!!! induced ecstasy, not "for Obama".
Posted by: magpie || 10/16/2020 15:31 Comments || Top||

#12  See the Biden ad for the black male community? Posted it the other day.

It was playing 'Count The Stereotypes' hot sauce in my purse level of pandering.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/16/2020 15:32 Comments || Top||

#13  Champ will talk mostly about himself and pay marginal lip service to the Obama-Biden Legacy, but will he look energetic or smug and slightly loaded like the last time he did campaign promo with JoJo?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/16/2020 18:46 Comments || Top||

#14  Champ will talk mostly about himself and pay marginal lip service to the Obama-Biden Legacy...

Oh, yeah, completely. That's why it will have zero effect - it might even backfire a bit. Have at it, Champ!
Posted by: Raj || 10/16/2020 19:01 Comments || Top||

#15  /\ What is the Over / Under on the number of times Obama says " I " ?
Posted by: magpie || 10/16/2020 19:42 Comments || Top||

#16  57/ hour
Posted by: Frank G || 10/16/2020 21:17 Comments || Top||


Kamala Harris' Potential ‘October Surprise'
[GraniteGrok] Democrat Senator Kamala Harris (CA) could be in for an unwelcome campaign surprise if she faces a constitutional eligibility challenge to her bid for the presidency. Why? Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution decrees that "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President." [Emphasis added].

While Senator Harris was born here, neither of her parents were American citizens at the time of her birth. Her father was a citizen of Jamaica, and her mother, a citizen of India. As discussed below, a patrilineal heritage is weighed heavily in determining the degree of citizenship required for anyone to become president.

While this issue has been discussed before, this article is not just another rehash of the basics of the debate over the meaning of "natural born Citizen," as so many have been. Nor is it an attack on Senator Harris’ political ideology. It is blind to partisanship. Instead, it’s an in-depth account based on extensive research that provides proven insights into what the phrase meant to the Framers, how it came to be included in the Constitution, and what prerequisites for presidential eligibility flow from it.
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Posted by: 746 || 10/16/2020 00:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6617 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "natural born Citizen whore"
Posted by: Mad Eye Fleretle9938 || 10/16/2020 1:51 Comments || Top||

#2  While Senator Harris was born here, neither of her parents were American citizens at the time of her birth.

Blah, blah, blah.

SCOTUS, right or wrong, has 'interpreted' the 14th Amendment as including anyone born in the borders or territories of the US, not just the former slaves that it was intended to protect.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/16/2020 3:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Now, anyone who brings this up will be labelled a "birther..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/16/2020 7:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Her mother a "citizen of India". That makes her Aryan, right? And that makes her....ummmm, uh, hmmmmm, a racist. And her father's forefathers involved in the slave trade....uh, hmmmmm. Let's throw their screwed up "a priori" logic back at 'em.
Posted by: Clem || 10/16/2020 8:31 Comments || Top||

#5  precedence has already been set; we went through 8 years with someone who was ineligible to be President.

so from that point on, questions like this are a non-starter. well unless it is beneficial in some way to the deep state.
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 10/16/2020 9:10 Comments || Top||

#6  Bah! It would only make her look good better 'okay' in the newspapers.
Posted by: magpie || 10/16/2020 11:30 Comments || Top||

#7  SCOTUS should come up with a check-list of what birth combos are eligable.

One citizen parent but born in another country?
Two citizen parents but born in US Territory or US base on Foreign soil?
Non-Citizen parents but born in the USA.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/16/2020 11:55 Comments || Top||

#8  To me 'natural born citizen' means a citizen by birth, with no naturalization process needed. By my definition Harris is eligible.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/16/2020 12:44 Comments || Top||

#9  It's interesting some of the most notorious dictators in history were not natural born citizens of the countries they came to rule. French dictator Napoleon was not French but Corsican. Soviet dictator Stalin was not Russian but Georgian. German dictator Hitler was not German but Austrian. These people all came to power during turbulent times using questionable methods. On and on it goes. IIRC Cleopatra was not really Egyptian but Greek, at least that's what the Romans said.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/16/2020 13:49 Comments || Top||

#10  I might add that things don't usually turn out well for these types of people or for their countries.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/16/2020 13:51 Comments || Top||

#11  French dictator Napoleon was not French but Corsican.

Corsica was part of the territory of Genoa. Genoa ceded the island to France. Those on the island at the time became French citizens.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/16/2020 15:03 Comments || Top||

#12  She's a putain like Colette, who said "My heart is French. My ass is international"
Posted by: Sheba Omolurong3123 || 10/16/2020 15:13 Comments || Top||

#13  "What makes a natural born citizen any more qualified to lead this country than one born by C-section?"

; )

I was hoping this would get Obama out
Posted by: Jan || 10/16/2020 16:36 Comments || Top||

#14  IIRC Cleopatra was not really Egyptian but Greek, at least that's what the Romans said.

Not Greek exactly, but Macedonian. The descendants of Ptolomy, one of Alexander the Great’s generals, the last of the dynasty and the the only one to speak Egyptian as well as Koine Greek.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/16/2020 21:40 Comments || Top||

#15  Are you makin' that up, TW? [sly smile]
Posted by: Bobby || 10/16/2020 23:52 Comments || Top||


-PC Follies
Hollywood Is Dying, And The Elites Don't Care...
Can't. Happen. Quickly. Enough...

[ZH] I don’t write much about the entertainment industry because, frankly, I see it as mostly irrelevant to the bigger picture. Geopolitics and economics are the great driving force in our society, and the elitist groups that influence these elements should be our primary focus. That said, I have to admit that pop culture is a pervasive element of American public psychology, or at least it was until recently, and for decades the masters of pop culture all reside in Hollywood.

I have been a film buff for at least 20 years and I understand the business; I was even a screenwriter at one point and obtained an agent, but after dealing with the slimy behavior of some of the Hollywood ilk I was immediately disenchanted and decided to walk away. What I realized at the time was that the entertainment world is designed for a very specific purpose: To steal the energies of talented people and exploit those energies to achieve the most meaningless or manipulative endeavors.

The people that manage and own production and distribution companies are for the most part talent-less; like most narcopaths they have no capacity to be creative. So, they must feed on the intelligence and imagination of normal people in order to fuel their business. If it stopped there, then maybe the system would actually work and there could be some symbiosis. Many artistic people don’t handle business very well, so someone has to.

But, production creatures want more than money, they also want to micromanage the message of every film, TV show, video game and product that is released. They want to inject their own ideologies into every release. They do this because, as narcopaths, they desperately want to feel creative power even if it means hijacking the projects of others. They also do it because they have an agenda to influence society to accept or reject certain ideas; they want to mold the politics and values of the public.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/16/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good, eat shit
Posted by: Chris || 10/16/2020 0:51 Comments || Top||

#2  California education system is catching up to them...
Posted by: crazyhorse || 10/16/2020 1:41 Comments || Top||

#3  At one time Hollywood was owned by the rail roads, then by wealthy Jews, but it was sold to China and Japan. From there it rotted away. Farewell Hollywood, an industry of sex and corruption from the onset.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 10/16/2020 2:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Ref #3: At one time Hollywood was owned by the rail roads, then by wealthy Jews, but it was sold to China

Sounds like a South African mining concern.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/16/2020 2:18 Comments || Top||

#5  If you really want to get their attention, go back to the original period of copyright circa 1800, instead of the infinite period they bought from Congress.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/16/2020 3:58 Comments || Top||

#6  The Rome burning collapse of Hollyweird was prophesied way back in 1939 by Nathanael West in Day of the Locust.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/16/2020 7:19 Comments || Top||

#7  Let's get back to the days when people with a skillset were valued many times over someone who wore makeup and played dress-up.
Make Actors Losers Again
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 10/16/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

#8  The "Elites" don't care? Oddly enough, neither do I.
Posted by: Albemarle Crolet2952 || 10/16/2020 8:18 Comments || Top||

#9  Been dying for decades. Just took a reason for Americans to not go to the theater to finish it off.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/16/2020 9:15 Comments || Top||

#10  Conservatives should have created an alternative long ago. Could have made a fortune on patriotic movies during the early days after 9/11 when the left was slowly turning pro-Islamist.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/16/2020 12:03 Comments || Top||

#11  #10 yes, indeed. I have long wished for alternatives but what has been offered is soon corrupted. I went short wave back in the Vietnam days for example. Internet was nice for a while but now control freaks and trolls are all over the place.
Posted by: Dale || 10/16/2020 13:14 Comments || Top||

#12  Probably an unintended consequence of China's biological war against the rest of the world that Hollywood is suffering these days. Too bad, so sad.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/16/2020 13:33 Comments || Top||

#13  #10 - See: Mel Gibson
Posted by: Frank G || 10/16/2020 14:18 Comments || Top||

#14 
Posted by: Clem || 10/16/2020 15:19 Comments || Top||

#15  Yawn, that would be a good thing.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/16/2020 16:02 Comments || Top||

#16  Today conservatives don't know how to tell stories, or don't want to.
Posted by: Thorong Grundy1520 || 10/16/2020 16:40 Comments || Top||

#17  Ride the Thunder vs. Cuties
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/16/2020 18:10 Comments || Top||

#18  #16 Today conservatives don't know how to tell stories, or don't want to.

That is not who we are!
Posted by: charger || 10/16/2020 19:24 Comments || Top||

#19  #17 I've seen Ride the Thunder. My doctor advised me not to watch it again.
Posted by: Matt || 10/16/2020 21:48 Comments || Top||

#20  Didn't realize Donald Sutherland was such a turdgobbler.

By the end, I was wondering how the movie made it past the censors.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/16/2020 22:24 Comments || Top||

#21  Day of the Siege, though not a Hollywood flick.

Today's topic include a new book by Fred.

Even the conservative scripts which do make it, as the article points out, gets its pants taken down and bent over the pinball machine. There is enough material in Tolkein's Silmarillion to do two or three more prequel series, what they do is Game of Thrones: Middle Earth.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/16/2020 22:45 Comments || Top||

#22  Starship Troopers book vs. movie is a prime example.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/16/2020 22:48 Comments || Top||



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