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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Timeline Ties the Bidens, Soros and Even Barack Obama to Ukrainian Affairs
[Raw Conservative Opinions] Anti American George Soros was interviewed by 60 Minutes years ago. In this infamous interview Soros claimed to have no shame for turning in fellow Jews to the Nazis in World War II Hungary. The Nazis stole from the Jews and Soros claimed that if he didn’t turn Jews into the Nazis, someone else would.

Notice that in this interview from 20 years ago, Soros was already involved in Ukraine:

After President Trump’s election, George Soros was reportedly behind the airport protests. A week before that Soros was reportedly behind 50 Groups involved in the ’Women’s Protests’ the day after the inauguration. Before that, Soros was connected to the groups demanding election recounts after the November 8th, 2016, election and Soros money was funding more protests during these efforts. And there was information showing that Soros funded Black Lives Matter protests across the country before that.
To be fair, Mr. Soros was only one of the Progressive multi-billionaires financing these groups, though as the eldest he was also the earliest of those currently involved.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/23/2020 05:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10806 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's difficult not to notice that for a 'philanthropist', his money never creates anything positive. No hospitals, no relief initiatives of any kind only the support of destructive, internally divisive groups.
Posted by: Cesare || 10/23/2020 8:10 Comments || Top||

Biden Corruption Allegations Get Teeth
(RightWing.org) — On October 14, the New York Post broke a bombshell news piece about Hunter Biden and his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, being involved in a pay to play scheme. Emails recovered from a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter suggested that he and the former VP cashed in big. Now, more proof is coming out that the story has real teeth, and it’s not good for the former vice president.

Almost immediately after the story was posted, Democrats, the media, and social media denounced the report from the nation’s fifth-largest newspaper. They claimed it was disinformation by the Russians despite claims contrary to from the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Twitter blocked the New York Post article claiming it violated its policy on hacking and banned its Twitter page indefinitely.

New emails revealed on Thursday, October 15, show that the Democratic nominee for president participated in a family scheme to pry millions of dollars from a Chinese Communist company for their own benefit.

It’s widely known that Hunter traveled with his father on Air Force Two to China. The younger Biden secured a $1.5 billion deal from a Chinese Communist Party bank on the trip. Additionally, Hunter made more money in a month than many Americans make in a year as a Board member of a Ukrainian energy company despite having no experience in the energy industry.

On Wednesday, he said all of his proof was turned over to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and the Government Affairs and the Senate Committee on Finance.
In particular, Hunter Biden’s business partner, Tony Bobulinski, said he was included in an email dated May 13, 2017. It reveals payouts of money to the younger Biden and a 10% payout set aside to Joe Biden on the Chinese deal. Bobulinski said the "email is genuine." Furthermore, the former business partner said that Hunter often referred to his father as "my chairman and frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing."

In addition, Bobulinski says he has more evidence to back up the charges against the Bidens, including documents, messages, emails, and other forms of information. On Wednesday, he said all of his proof was turned over to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and the Government Affairs and the Senate Committee on Finance.

The former business partner said he couldn’t let his name be associated with ties to Russian disinformation, false narratives, or lies in the media.

Biden has stayed relatively silent since the Post broke the news. Neither he nor Hunter has said the claims are false and have evaded the story. However, last fall, Biden said he had no idea what his son was doing, and earlier this week, the former vice president said it was a "smear campaign."

However, Bobulinski says that’s true. He saw up close and personal how the family made millions peddling the Office of the Vice President.

Hold on tight. This story is just getting started.

To read Tony Bubulinski’s full, in-depth statement, scroll towards the bottom of Thursday’s explosive New York Post story.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/23/2020 05:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10803 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The media conspiracy to suppress this story means that we are now only a short step away from a totalitarian state. If Biden is elected, he and his allies will repeat this precedent.

Corruption will expand way beyond the Hunter Biden / Clinton Foundation level - which after all is still, by international standards, small potatoes.

Instead of millions, the Biden Crime Family with the help of compliant state media will steal billions. The Chinese will have an open door to control the White House and subvert this nation.

The media suppression of this story is an even bigger threat to our democracy than the Deep State or Blamtifa. This is truly terrifying.
Posted by: Galactic Coordinator Oppressor of the Munchkins2797 || 10/23/2020 12:09 Comments || Top||

#3  ...and while Mr. Bobulinski was departing his FBI interview room today, he heard the faint whirring of an FBI shredder....
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 10/23/2020 15:32 Comments || Top||

#4  he heard the faint whirring of an FBI shredder....

Hopefully he was this time again clever enough to pass a complete copy to Rudy Giuliani.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/23/2020 15:45 Comments || Top||

#5  And the subtle odor of BleachBit.
Posted by: KBK || 10/23/2020 18:11 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Our Gang
[TheZMan] In the Depression era Our Gang comedies, a recurring gag was for the kids to get adult sized costumes and put on a show. The joke was the sight-gag of the kids wearing the oversize clothes, but trying hard to play the roles in their show. It was made in a time when there was a clear line between childhood and adulthood, so the audience understood that it was not just using kids for cheap gags. It was also a way to make sport of current issues without being too obvious.

The man behind the Our Gang series was credited with using children in a natural way, so they came across as real kids, not adult actors playing children. The authenticity of the roles, a group of poor children in the depression, often pretending to be adults or what they imagined it was like to be adults, allowed the adult audience to laugh at themselves and the foolishness of adult pretensions. The best comedy is that which allows the audience to approvingly laugh at themselves.

It makes for an interesting contrast to the modern day. The most popular movies in this age feature adults dressing up as children’s comic book heroes. They engage in the sorts of fantasy stories featured in comic books. These movies are not made for children, but for adults. The median age of the American comic book consumer is 34. The point of the movies is for the adults to escape anything resembling adulthood and engage in the sorts of flights of fancy normally associated with children.
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Posted by: 746 || 10/23/2020 01:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Thinking about Children wanting to be super heroes...

Currently if a boy dresses in a skirt the parents are told by medics he should take hormones to be a girl.

To be consistent shouldn't it therefore happen that any child that wants to be a superman should be prescribed massive doses of steroids?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/23/2020 4:42 Comments || Top||

Tens of Thousands of Doctors Confirm This is a Hoax
Posted by: Angereng Glotch9200 || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10806 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Welcomed news but is there a link to this press conference and the attendees?...I see nada.. I'd like to send this to my M.D in law.
Posted by: Unosh Hupinelet8756 || 10/23/2020 9:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Masks didn't work in 1918, so why should they work now?
Posted by: Clem || 10/23/2020 9:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Hoax is the wrong word. There is a virus, and some vulnerable people have succumbed to it. People are scared, and demanding that elected officials 'do something.' So they have done something. A whole lot of the wrong something, but something. And now they cannot admit they were wrong, so instead they double down. All perfectly predictable.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/23/2020 13:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Interesting analogy comes to mind. The virus is most dangerous in people who experience a cytokine storm -- an over reaction of the immune system. Well, the virus is most dangerous in a society that overreacts as well.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/23/2020 13:21 Comments || Top||

#5  I agree. I don't much like the word "hoax", either. The virus is real, and for the moment, whence it came isn't important. Perhaps the 'hoax' is the relative seriousness of COVID-19 and the snow job governments at numerous levels around the world have perpetrated (with the aid of the Silicon Valley slime).
Posted by: Clem || 10/23/2020 13:49 Comments || Top||

#6  @#1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm1oxg4Jl0U

Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 10/23/2020 23:29 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
The City is Killing America
[FrontPage] The coronavirus, like so many other social ills, real and metaphorical, incubated in major cities.

New York City, with the highest population density in the country, also accounted for the highest death toll. San Francisco, the second highest among large cities, was a major incubator.

Pandemic maps of the death toll show the deaths concentrating around major cities before making the slow trek from urban into suburban and eventually rural areas. The urban lockdowns didn’t stop the spread of the virus. What they really did was trap poor and middle class residents in urban areas, while the wealthy fled, and the virus spread to urbanites with the least mobility.

The people with the worst immune systems, in the densest living conditions, and the least ability to get up and leave, suffered the most, from nursing home patients to minorities with large families. The general pattern was historically familiar from the Middle Ages, and the only thing that our public health experts proved is that they weren’t any smarter than medieval peasants.

But the coronavirus is an urban problem and all the official solutions to it are urban solutions. And the urban problems and their solutions are killing us and taking down the whole country.

The Black Lives Matter race riots that followed on the heels of the lockdowns were yet another example of an urban problem exploding out of failed cities to become a national crisis. But the vast majority of our problems, social, economic, racial, and political, are the problem of the city.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/23/2020 05:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10805 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Urbanism delenda est...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/23/2020 7:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Wilhelm and those of his ilk ain't helpin'.
Posted by: Clem || 10/23/2020 9:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Advances in modern medicine medicine and sanitary engineering only slow down the historical trend: Cities have Negative population growth. They only "grow" because of people moving into cities from the healthier countryside.
Posted by: magpie || 10/23/2020 9:54 Comments || Top||

#4  after they get brainwashed into Liberals they leave and move to Red areas in the country and begin the process of re-creating left wing ideals in formerly Blue "country"
Posted by: 746 || 10/23/2020 14:06 Comments || Top||

#5  excess density is a consequence of the marxist tax system taxing incomes over capitalist taxes on land title.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/23/2020 15:46 Comments || Top||

#6  #4, its the Locust effect. They destroy one area, work themselves into a swarm, then move to a new area which they devastate with the same problems they caused in the previous area. And they learn about as well as locusts.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 10/23/2020 20:16 Comments || Top||

#7  "We've just landed here on what cap troopers are calling "Big NYC" with the 6th Mobile Infantry division. It's an ugly city, a bug city! A city hostile to life as we know it!"
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/23/2020 22:05 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Of Course We're Not A Democracy
[FirstThings] During the recent vice presidential debate, I pointed out on Twitter that our form of government in the United States is not a democracy, but a republic. The confused and vehement media criticism that ensued persuaded me that this point might be better served in an essay rather than a 140-character Tweet.

Insofar as "democracy" means "a political system in which government derives its powers from the consent of the governed," then of course that accurately describes our system. But the word conjures far more than that. It is often used to describe rule by majority, the view that it is the prerogative of government to reflexively carry out the will of the majority of its citizens.

Our system of government is best described as a constitutional republic. Power is not found in mere majorities, but in carefully balanced power. Under our Constitution, passing a bill in the House of Representatives—the body most reflective of current majority views—isn’t enough for it to become law. Legislation must also be passed by the Senate—where each state is represented equally (regardless of population), where members have longer terms, and where (under current rules) a super-majority vote is typically required to bring debate to a close. Thomas Jefferson described the Senate as the "saucer" that cools hot passions more prevalent in the House. It’s where consensus is forged, as senators reach compromise across regional, cultural, and partisan lines.
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Posted by: 746 || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  During the recent vice presidential debate, I pointed out on Twitter that our form of government in the United States is not a democracy, but a republic.

Technically its designed as a republic, but its an oligarchy in execution.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/23/2020 6:59 Comments || Top||

#2  ...on the road to Banana Republic status.
Posted by: Clem || 10/23/2020 7:27 Comments || Top||

#3  but its an oligarchy in execution.

It was then, too — originally the vote was limited by most states to those who owned property or paid taxes. It’s just that we had better oligarchs.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/23/2020 11:34 Comments || Top||

#4  ...if you venn diagram it, those incorporated into the militia and those who could vote was pretty tight in 1792.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/23/2020 11:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Re #3: Early America at least in the middle and northern colonies was not oligarchic. A majority of free males owned property in colonial America and could therefore vote.

"Oligarchs" refers not to property owners generally but to a tiny number of extraordinarily wealthy citizens exercising control over the government. Not an accurate description of America before the days of the Robber Barons.
Posted by: Glolugum Pheaper6151 || 10/23/2020 12:32 Comments || Top||

#6  To point out the US is a republic, not a democracy just gets you called out as a small-minded pedant who hates democracy, by people who don't actually know the what the words republic, democracy or pedant actually mean.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/23/2020 14:02 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Trump Won the Debate—But Won Bigly the Post-Debate
[National Review]
Posted by: 3dc || 10/23/2020 13:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10805 views] Top|| File under:

#1  NR, the nest of NeverTrumpers? Wow. If you see the grifters at the Lincoln Project do this, then its truly over.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 10/23/2020 20:09 Comments || Top||

#2  VDH is still welcome at NR apparently.
Posted by: Mad Eye Angonter1301 || 10/23/2020 20:50 Comments || Top||

#3  VDH offers his opinion to anyone willing to publish. I get his VDH Private Papers emails to ensure he gets it out without censoring
Posted by: Frank G || 10/23/2020 20:58 Comments || Top||

#4  TB1057 I was shocked too, until getting to the end with the VDH sign-off.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/23/2020 21:44 Comments || Top||

Rasmussen - Florida: Trump 49%, Biden 46%
[Rasmussen} President Trump holds a three-point lead over Democrat Joe Biden in Florida, a state that’s critical to whether or not the president is reelected.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey of Likely Voters in Florida finds Trump beating Biden 49% to 46%. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and another three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Factor in those who haven’t made up their minds yet but are leaning toward one candidate or the other, and Trump gains another point, besting Biden 50% to 46%.
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#1  Matches what the Trafalgar group is seeing.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/23/2020 14:12 Comments || Top||

Biden's debate stumble: He raises issue of corruption allegations himself
[WND] Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, during Thursday's debate with President Donald Trump, hesitated about it, but then said he was going to go ahead. And he did.

He himself raised the issue that Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani was being used as an "agent" of Russia to spread disinformation.

That, of course, was the opening for which the president was waiting, to ask Biden about the millions of dollars his family was getting from Russia, from China, and more. And what about the money that was being held for the "big guy," identified as Joe Biden?

The issue has erupted into what some analysts have described as the biggest scandal ever in American politics, as emails and other documentation that have become available — from insiders, from an abandoned computer, and more — have described how the Biden family was making multiple deals with foreign interests that would benefit the family with millions of dollars.

TRENDING: Topless teen-girl photos on 'Biden' laptop? Delaware police reportedly investigating

"I think you owe an explanation to the American people," the president charged. "Maybe you can do it now."

Biden then claimed, "I have not taken a penny from any foreign source in my life. I have not taken a single penny from any country whatsoever ever."

Trump described the Biden family as a "vacuum cleaner," sucking up money from everyone.

Biden also denied there was anything wrong with his son, Hunter, getting paid tens of thousands of dollars a month from Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, an industry in which Hunter had no experience.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/23/2020 08:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10804 views] Top|| File under:

#1  When the debate began Plugs had no difficulty talking, but about halfway through he began having problems with finding his words and speaking coherently.

Whatever drug(s) he was given to control the dementia were obviously wearing thin and his attention level was slipping. When he was caught and became entangled by the issues, his sheepish grin gave him away. Plug's body language had once again betrayed him.

He failed to complete his thoughts a few times. The other tip off was the wide open eyes and rapid blinking.

He he was likely on some type of drug. Having eyes that wide open for that length of time is not natural. His pupils could not be seen and may have been dilated.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/23/2020 8:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Agree; Biden was punchy for the third and definitely fourth quarters.

Biden's best quarter was probably the second, but even Chris Berman gets irritating after a couple Come'on Man! shticks.

The eyes. I know there was a thing about bionic contacts with script. What it reminded me of was wearing polarized sunglasses and looking at a computer monitor.

I wonder if he had on special contacts to help see/tone down bright lights and the polarization hit at angles to a camera's polarization pattern. I don't know enough about corrective lenses or studio camera systems for that to be anything other than a guess.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/23/2020 12:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Eye plugz?
Posted by: Elmuger Pelosi7604 || 10/23/2020 12:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Interesting test the Falun Gong is doing with Google Translate. If you translate "Biden lost the debate" into traditional Chinese script (the one used in Taiwan) it comes out correctly. If you translate it into Simplified Script, the characters used in the Mainland, it comes out "Biden won the debate."
Posted by: 3dc || 10/23/2020 14:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Biden started getting punchy when it became obvious he was losing the debate. I suspect he'd planned for over the top rude Trump and instead got a very Presidential Trump.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/23/2020 14:08 Comments || Top||

#6  In a bit of irony and judo, the format and execution of worked well for Trump IMHO. Let Biden take the shot, then rebound like Dennis Rodman.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/23/2020 21:51 Comments || Top||

Is President Trump Going To Fire FBI Director Wray?
[Hot Air] This WaPo story cites sources claiming that the subject’s already been broached among Trump and his advisors, with Wray potentially on the chopping block after the election.

I’ll go them one better. Given Trump’s growing desperation for a gamechanging October surprise against Biden, I think there’s a small but nonzero chance that he’ll fire Wray *before* the election. It’s perfectly within his character to look at the polls next Monday, see that he’s eight points behind, and to dial up Wray in a panic with an ultimatum. Are you going to announce that you’re opening an investigation into Joe Biden or not? If Wray says no, he’s done right then and there. And then Trump will set about trying to maneuver some crony into the vacancy who *will* announce an investigation into the Bidens for him.

Posted by: Besoeker || 10/23/2020 05:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10803 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I didn't even have to go to Hot Air to know this was an Allahpundit article.
Posted by: Elmomong Spawn of the Faeries8113 || 10/23/2020 6:40 Comments || Top||

#2  I see the WAPO is running it usual Deflective Screen for the ILLEGAL activities of it Liberal - Socialist - Democrat leadership (LSD).

DC Federal Agency Directors and Dept. Mgr's. are playing the POLLS. They know if they pause acting until the AFTER the election and get fired, the LSD's will still ensure their lucrative retirement.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/23/2020 7:28 Comments || Top||

#3  There's plenty of desperation in the air, just not from the President.
Posted by: Cesare || 10/23/2020 8:12 Comments || Top||

#4  "dial up Wray in a panic"
---not trump ---he doesnt panic
Posted by: irish rage boy || 10/23/2020 9:42 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ "...given Trump's desperation" is a keyboard macro for Allahpundit...
Posted by: magpie || 10/23/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#6  Even if Wray is not intentionally going slow... this is the same reason I keep highlighting SpaceX over NASA. SpaceX does more every year spending 1/12 of what NASA does. Why? Simple they are not bureaucrats. They are a business that wants to succeed and make a profit. Same thing in places like where I live and you have private garbage companies in competition compared to big cities with city garbage workers. There is just no comparison. Private is cheaper, better and works harder. To me this implies we really want very small government with almost everything contracted out under performance contracts. Think about it.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/23/2020 13:37 Comments || Top||

#7  Even if Trump wins in a walk and GOP retains the Senate, you can count on the dems to impeach Trump again if they retain the House and Trump fires Wray. If the GOP picks up the House too, watch GOPe squishes sign on with dems to ask for a special prosecutor over any Wray firing.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/23/2020 14:57 Comments || Top||

#8  Why does HotAir continue to let that idiot biased a-hole "AllahPundit" write for them? Throw him over to HuffPo where he belongs. The guy is a nevertrumer, and pretty much leaning more lefty/prog as every day passes. He is no conservative and has no place on a conservative website.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 10/23/2020 20:14 Comments || Top||

#9  FBI reportedly requests interview with Hunter Biden associate Tony Bobulinski, delaying his Senate appearance

Wray is as honest as the day is long, as are all those hardworking patriotic FBI agents who are super-mad for realz at the coup attempt.


Just ask Andrew C. McCarthy at NRO!

Posted by: charger || 10/23/2020 20:25 Comments || Top||

#10  TB1057 - I 'm not a paid VIP sucker and I refuse Allasquish's BS. Don't click his BS
Posted by: Frank G || 10/23/2020 20:29 Comments || Top||

WSJ Columnist Pieces Together the Whole Corrupt China Scheme Hunter and Joe Biden Cooked Up
[Townhall] The final presidential debate is over, and yes, President Donald Trump brought up Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and the reported corrupt schemes that earned them millions of dollars. Trump accurately described their enterprise as a vacuum that sucks up all the cash, even if it’s not in the interests of the United States and draws questions as to whether the elder Biden abused the office of the vice presidency for personal gain. You saw that with the Burisma arrangement back in 2014. All of the details were rehashed now that we have seen the dirty Biden laundry, thanks to Hunter’s emails.

Hunter was put on the board of this Ukrainian energy company for $50k/month. Hunter got the company leaked access to an Obama White House conference call and legal protection. Joe was heading up our policy efforts in Ukraine around this time. He got the prosecutor looking into Burisma fired by threatening to withhold aid to the country. He was also introduced to Burisma executives. Hunter was allegedly selling access to top Obama officials, and his dad seemed to know exactly what was going on, contrary to his claim of not knowing any of Hunter’s deals. The point is it looks like Joe Biden went rogue to protect his family’s interests and not of those of the United States. Protecting Hunter is not an Obama action item.

If that’s murky, the China scheme makes Joe’s involvement clearer. In fact, it seems that on a lot of these ventures, Joe Biden is the one who has to sign off on Hunter’s excursions. That’s what’s been alleged by Hunter’s ex-business partner Tony Bobulinski, who is handing over to the FBI all devices and records of business deals where he and the Bidens were involved. He said Hunter called his dad the "chairman," and gave a press conference just before the final presidential debate Thursday night. It was wild [emphasis mine]:
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/23/2020 05:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10811 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tony Bobulinski is probably turning states evidence to avoid playing rock hockey in the big arena.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 10/23/2020 19:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Bobulinski is
- a corporate officer in Biden Inc's schemes
- the CEO, with a fiduciary responsibility hence obligation to know and approve the details of every major deal signed by anyone in the company
- a Biden family intimate, with knowledge of how the Bidens operate, how they speak to each other, what their code words mean

Bobulinski is perfectly positioned to know nearly everything about how the Biden Crime Family operates.

And as a corporate insider he's liable for their and their companies' misdeeds.

If his testimony doesn't end Joe Biden's candidacy forthwith, then we no longer have a republic.

Posted by: Whomomble Ghibelline2674 || 10/23/2020 22:03 Comments || Top||

Sundowners? Is this the real reason they've been hidin' Biden before the debate?
[American Thinker] Limbaugh, however, took it farther and theorized that Biden experiences a phenomenon known as "sundowning." This "refers to a state of confusion occurring in the late afternoon and spanning into the night," explains the Mayo Clinic, and "may affect people with dementia[.]"

The bottom line is that Biden and evenings just don't mix well anymore. But here's the problem: the debate is in the evening — somewhat late, 8 P.M. — at the debate site: Nashville, Tennessee.

So how can Biden rise to this nocturnal occasion? Here's one possibility:

Alter the candidate's sleep schedule so that he retires and wakes up late, really late, so he can peak for an 8 P.M. event. At least a few days would be necessary to acclimate to this change — oh, perhaps like the four days Biden was kept secluded before tonight's debate.

Posted by: Besoeker || 10/23/2020 04:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I have observed this "phenomenon" in relatives in their 80's and 90's, many of whom had suffered strokes. Communication and lucid thought are difficult in the afternoon. Mid-morning is the best time for them, most retire for the evening by 7:00 or 8:00 pm.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/23/2020 4:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Joey was starting to lose it (more than normal) as the debate progressed last night. I even got a kick out of him checking his watch.
Posted by: Clem || 10/23/2020 7:26 Comments || Top||

#3  I thought he was checking to see when to push his hidden Med-Pump button, Clem. The remote controls maybe didn't work so well last time.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 10/23/2020 8:12 Comments || Top||

#4  I'd like to hear him out when the full moon happens.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/23/2020 12:32 Comments || Top||

#5  ...And that 0300 phone call telling him that something has just gone pear-shaped could be kinda interesting.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 10/23/2020 17:04 Comments || Top||

#6  I even got a kick out of him checking his watch.

Apparently he needed to know the time because at midnight his undecideds turn into Trumpkins.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/23/2020 18:09 Comments || Top||

A very strange society...
[American Thinker] Growing up in South Africa from 1946 to 1987 meant living with racism as actual government policy. Races were strictly segregated and compartmentalized; the better jobs were reserved for whites, while blacks were educated and trained primarily to be "hewers of wood and drawers of water." Intermingling was strictly forbidden; different races could not live together, eat together, sleep together, or marry each other.

Voters were segregated. If you were black, you were permitted to vote in your ancestral "homeland" — a small tribal area rather like an Indian reservation in America — that had no real political power and few resources and was located far from the centers of commerce and industry.

The white governing party enforced this policy of "apartheid" (apartness) with brutal efficiency. A white opposition party that proposed a more just and equitable society for all races in South Africa had no hope of ever winning an election, much to the (private) relief of its supporters.

It was, as one commentator observed, a very strange society. In case you were wondering about the meaning of the American left's new catchphrase, "systemic racism," and what it looks like when actually implemented and enforced, that was it, in South Africa, from 1948 to the early 1990s.

What we have in America is not "it." Not by the farthest stretch of the most fevered progressive imagination does America in 2020 come anywhere near systemic racism or endemic racism. Yes, of course there are racists in America, and murderers, thieves, rapists, and baby-killers, too. Their numbers are a fraction of the whole, and they are marginalized by our legal system and our culture (with the strange exception of baby-killers — but that's a topic for a different conversation).

When I came to America in 1990, first to work (as a "resident alien") and much later as a (legal) immigrant and newly minted American citizen, I was enormously grateful to have secured a future in a land of promise so different from anything I had seen during my travels to every part of the world. There has not been, and likely will never be again, anything quite like America as originally founded and constructed during its relatively young life.

But a mystifying fact became clear to me long before I gladly took the oath of citizenship: that America was descending blindly into a minefield of warring camps that would inevitably tear this great nation apart. The very strange society I had left behind seemed, incredibly, to be resurrecting on these fabled shores in a virulent new form of apartheid supported by black hyphenated Americans living in segregated enclaves where they attended segregated schools and colleges and voted in black congressional districts and celebrated a black Christmas named Kwanzaa, a fabrication with tenuous links to Africa, whose chief merit seemed to be the fact that it separated blacks from whites at a time of year that traditionally brought most people together.

It's not called apartheid here — the trendy new word is "multiculturalism." But it is just the same old thing in new clothes, given form and substance by white cultural elites dazzled by their own brilliance, who confer sainthood on shameless black race-hustlers working the system for fame and profit, and lately on anyone else who emerges as a leader of the next trendy cause that gives birth to a new cultural tribe staking claim to a slice of the American pie for its exclusive gain.

The whole thing is a deadly charade so bizarre that we are now expected to celebrate warring bands of fascist thugs looting and burning and shooting their way through our cities and suburbs in the name of anti-fascism.

The charade will not end well. We have, I believe, only one chance left, on Nov. 3, to stop our downward slide into an abyss from which we will not emerge for a long time, if ever. I pray we get it right, because I have nowhere else to go if America fails.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/23/2020 04:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Unchecked foreign immigration from the North, surrendering of firearms, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, white farm murders and property seizures, black control and outright ownership of mining and minerals, Russian trained senior military cadres. White flight at the national level. Near total exclusion of white gov't employees and administrators at all levels.

Yes, unchecked de-civilization as predicted by the late Ian Smith, former President of Rhodesia, decades ago. Post-apartheid South Africa, what an amazing success story.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/23/2020 4:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Me, halfway through: "Hey, this isn't Mercer..."

Link to article. And thanks, all of you.
Posted by: Bob Borgia1840 || 10/23/2020 14:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Sorry about the incorrect link. I must have been sundowning again.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/23/2020 15:18 Comments || Top||

#4  wake up and sniff the girls' tresses coffee!
Posted by: Chuckles Chomort4748 || 10/23/2020 16:54 Comments || Top||

Last Night’s Presidential Debate
I thought the president, once getting his footing early on, sailed sublimely through the latter 85% of the debate. There was trepidation - previous debates had been obviously rigged to confuse people, but Kristen Welker had to allow Trump to provide 30 second come backs when she didn't seem to want to.

Trump, despite all of the danger signs, came up against the Democrat socialist party and prevailed.

Related: PJ Media: Drunkblogging the Final Trump-Biden Debate
Fox News: SoberBlogging the Debate
Posted by: Fairbanks || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10802 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The only part of the debate I watched was the last one or two minutes. Can't stand to watch Joe. Then Melania sashay across the stage in front of Joe like a runway model over to her Don. I thought Joe was gonna crawl over the podium to sniff Melania's hair but Ms BiteMe wisely raced over and threw herself into Joe's arms (to hinder Joe from losing control after Melania passed by him).
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 10/23/2020 0:20 Comments || Top||

#2  But Joe did manage to break away from Ms BiteMe, walk over to the take moderator's face, breaking all social distancing rules by bending over and getting right in her face to, I am sure, say a sweet nothing.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 10/23/2020 0:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Watched maybe 10 mins and got tired of seeing BIDEN and his BOTOX or Plastic Surgery job.
Doubt the comment? Simply pull Pre-2020 video / pictures and compare them with the Biden that emerged from the "basement"

Also noticed maybe a a twitch or tell. Frequently tugging on his Left arm shirt shelve cuff like to hide something or cover nervousness.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/23/2020 7:18 Comments || Top||

#4  actually had the first Hitler reference in a Prez debate

Biden: "We were friends with Hitler until he started invading Europe"

which is one of the most bizarre and false Hitler quotes I've heard from any politician
Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/23/2020 9:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Joe had some nice, shiny teeth, too, didn't he?

The debate last night (and moderator) was so much better than the abortion a few weeks ago with that slimy Chris Wallace.
Posted by: Clem || 10/23/2020 9:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Ref #4: Hitler

Plugs is a moron and the identity polticks crowd that casts a vote for him are morons as well.

Posted by: Besoeker || 10/23/2020 10:50 Comments || Top||

#7  Yeah that was weird and off.

I honestly do not think I have ever heard that before in my entire life, and I'm talking extensive debates with actual fevered 'libertarians' about how we deserved Pearl Harbor and yet at the same time is was a fake setup by Roosevelt.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/23/2020 12:26 Comments || Top||

#8  Notice he licked his lips/teeth late into the debate...drug/s must dry him out.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 10/23/2020 13:00 Comments || Top||

#9  /\ And was looking at his watch.
Posted by: Clem || 10/23/2020 13:04 Comments || Top||

#10  Glass Joe trying to land the Proud Boys hook was hilarious.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/23/2020 13:33 Comments || Top||

#11  "Bucks" instead of dollars

"kitchen table"

"Come on"

among other "quips"
Posted by: Clem || 10/23/2020 13:46 Comments || Top||

#12  "Americans don't panic."

*walks store looking for Karens, double checks the store's hidey spot still has toilet paper*
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/23/2020 15:00 Comments || Top||

#13  Okay, get those "projection" sledgehammers outta your bags... I know you got 'em. All together now: "WE were friends with Hitler until" etc. ["our" anthem here]
Posted by: Bob Borgia1840 || 10/23/2020 15:06 Comments || Top||

#14  Eh... one of them dang Freudian things, anyway. Back fo sleep.
Posted by: Bob Borgia1840 || 10/23/2020 15:11 Comments || Top||

#15  We were friends with Hitler until Germany bombed Pearl Harbor.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/23/2020 15:12 Comments || Top||

#16  Isn't Germany *in* Europe? Biden must be geographically challenged.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/23/2020 15:57 Comments || Top||

#17  Notice he licked his lips/teeth late into the debate...

Old musical theater trick: a thin swipe of petroleum jelly across the front teeth allows the actor to smile easily all through the show.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/23/2020 17:35 Comments || Top||

#18  #17 like Vaudeville.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 10/23/2020 18:23 Comments || Top||

#19  I'm not the target audience for these things so it is difficult for me to gauge the effectiveness of either candidate. For instance, I can point and giggle when Biden is slurring before the end of the first quarter - that may not be a deal breaker for a soccer mom who has spent the last 7 months quarantined with box wine.

I had a feeling Buy'em was in trouble when he interjected himself into the conversation when everyone but him was ready for at least 30 seconds of line but he said two words...and crickets for like 5 seconds, "That was my answer." Not pulling the Children are Sooo Perceptive nonsense, young son was watching with wife and he said, "I hope Trump wins, because that other guy doesn't answer the questions." My True Blues have been suspiciously quiet today, with the few posts slurring who have not made up their minds yet.

All this, to me, points to a....how was it stated?...as shellacking.

Don't get cocky, don't job but sprint the final 100 yards, capitalize on the good finish.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/23/2020 18:48 Comments || Top||

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