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VP vote needed just to get House Covid-19 bill heard on Senate Floor!
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
FBI Assistant Director of Terrorism discusses 6 Jan threat and lack 'intent' (video)
Kyrsten Lea Sinema, (D-AZ) ...."Committees heard about intelligence shared from the Norfolk, VA field office warning of extremists travel..."

FBI Assistant Director Sandborn sites lack of "intent" on the part of extremists and shortfalls in "information sharing." She promises that the FBI will do.... "better."



Posted by: Besoeker || 03/05/2021 05:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The exchange btwn Sinema and Sandborn was rapid-fire and deliberate. Note the early First Amendment framing, then lack of intent. Monitoring of Sandborn's responses and body language (I watched it nine times) could lead one to suspect prior scripting and rehearsal.

Inter-agency communications and reporting shortfalls or failures....same as 9/11 ?

At a minimum, a very poor example of 'cover your arse' enabled through hurried questions from a Dem. Almost like watching a 50's 'B-Movie' Western. Sorry, no sale here. I'm not buying any of it.

Posted by: Besoeker || 03/05/2021 6:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, you know if it comes from The Swamp it's gonna stink.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/05/2021 13:55 Comments || Top||


Border Patrol suspects all victims in deadly California crash were illegal immigrants
[Just The News] The El Centro Sector of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said late Wednesday it suspects all 13 individuals who died as a result of a crash on Tuesday were undocumented immigrants.

Authorities as of late Tuesday had yet to determine whether the SUV that fatally crashed into a tractor-trailer in California just after sunrise was attempting to smuggle Mexican passengers illegally into the U.S.

Thirteen of the vehicle's 25 passengers, including the driver, were killed. The Mexican government said 10 of the dead were Mexican citizens and that nationalities of the three others who died were undetermined.

....but they were reported to have spoken Mexican
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/05/2021 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They all were illegal but me,
For I thought it the 933;
Thus I'm thoroughly vexed
As I enter this text
Here in Sharp Chula Vista IC.
Posted by: Whing Angomogum1987 || 03/05/2021 2:32 Comments || Top||

#2  I supposed you could say 'they're all legally dead' now.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/05/2021 5:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Aliens. By statute they are Illegal Aliens.
Posted by: Pakvi Roti || 03/05/2021 6:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Illegal aliens...............0
Acme Sand & Gravel......13
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/05/2021 6:54 Comments || Top||

#5  We can use them as our servants.
Posted by: Wren || 03/05/2021 7:22 Comments || Top||

#6  #1 - awesome
Posted by: Frank G || 03/05/2021 8:46 Comments || Top||

#7  25 people in a 1997 Ford Expedition meant for 8-9 passengers? They were packed in like sardines.
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/05/2021 10:23 Comments || Top||

#8  There are legal aliens and people in California? Who knew?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 03/05/2021 10:25 Comments || Top||

#9  They were packed in like sardines.
The dozen who survived were protected by human 'air bags.'
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/05/2021 10:37 Comments || Top||

#10  How do you get 25 people into an SUV?
Posted by: Crish Gray6646 || 03/05/2021 11:11 Comments || Top||

#11  been asking that same question
Posted by: Chris || 03/05/2021 11:46 Comments || Top||

#12  /\ Did they use a Dominion counter ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/05/2021 11:59 Comments || Top||

#13  Aliens. By statute they are Illegal Aliens.
Posted by: Pakvi Roti || 03/05/2021 14:13 Comments || Top||

#14  At least they'll still be able to vote.
Posted by: Skunky Phinemp1649 || 03/05/2021 14:34 Comments || Top||

#15  There is, by definition, no such thing as an 'illegal immigrant'.

Immigrants gain that status by the state department when they obtain an immigration visa - and thus, are documented and legal.
When you overstay your non-immigrant visa, or cross the border illegally, or have your 'immigration visa' revoked, you do not magically become (or remain) an immigrant - you become an illegal alien.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 03/05/2021 16:09 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
World no closer to answer on COVID origins despite WHO probe - expert
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Despite a high-profile visit to China by a team of international experts in January, the world is no closer to knowing the origins of COVID-19, according to one of the authors of an open letter calling for a new investigation into the pandemic.

"At this point we are no further advanced than we were a year ago," said Nikolai Petrovsky, an expert in vaccines at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, and one of 26 global experts who signed the open letter, published on Thursday.

In January, a team of scientists picked by the World Health Organization (WHO) visited hospitals and research institutes in Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was identified, in search of clues about the origins of COVID-19.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/05/2021 05:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6512 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yet another "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/05/2021 5:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Officially.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/05/2021 5:46 Comments || Top||

#3  In January, a team of scientists picked by the World Health Organization (WHO)....

Click
Posted by: Clem || 03/05/2021 8:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Note, the article said this January, not January 2020! China said no back then also.
Posted by: Pancho Lumumba6890 || 03/05/2021 8:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Articles this morning say that WHO is refusing to publish a report on the origins of CCP-flu. I guess it didn't pass the Xi test.
Posted by: Mercutio || 03/05/2021 9:09 Comments || Top||

#6  By gov't accounts, we've lost a half a million people. Evidently, we don't have a 'need to know.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/05/2021 9:15 Comments || Top||

#7  "No standing", just like in the elections suits
Posted by: Frank G || 03/05/2021 9:42 Comments || Top||

#8  Translation - We are still unable to find a halfway plausible alternative explanation.
Posted by: Angstrom || 03/05/2021 10:01 Comments || Top||

#9  the Hans Blix / Scott Ritter Award for Excellence in Detecting Nefarious Governmental Activities...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/05/2021 10:53 Comments || Top||

#10  I was gonna go with Baghdad Bob, but we'd just be splitting hairs.
Posted by: Raj || 03/05/2021 11:02 Comments || Top||

#11  We actually know the origin so of course we are no closer.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/05/2021 22:09 Comments || Top||

#12  Hansi Blix was right. Still not sure what Colin Powell brought to the UN.
Posted by: Clem || 03/05/2021 22:17 Comments || Top||

#13  Unexpectedly
Posted by: CrazyFool || 03/05/2021 23:06 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Biden Announces All Bombs Used In The Middle East Will Be Purchased From Black-Owned Businesses
[Babylon Bee] WASHINGTON, D.C.—Journalists are praising Joe Biden after he announced that every bomb he drops in the Middle East from now on will be purchased from a black-owned business.

President Biden made the announcement in front of a huge crowd of white journalists on Zoom, who cheered so loud after hearing the news that President Biden had to adjust his earpiece.

"Hey, folks-- here's the deal: we gotta drop some bombs. We just do. That's how things are," said Biden. "We have all these extra bombs lying around collecting dust and we have to drop them on those people over there who -- as intelligence is telling us -- are bad people. They're bad people folks! Gotta bomb 'em!"

"But we're gonna purchase all our future bombs from some clean, articulate black business owners who make bombs. It's just the right thing to do," he continued.

Unfortunately, it was later discovered that there are no black business owners in the country who make bombs for the U.S. military. "Ah man-- that's too bad," said Biden before canceling his meeting with Al Sharpton.

Posted by: Besoeker || 03/05/2021 12:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  gotta be the bee
Posted by: 746 || 03/05/2021 13:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Why just bombs used in the ME? Is Biden trying purposefully sabotage our air forces there?
Posted by: jpal || 03/05/2021 14:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Knew it was Bee™ from the headline.
Posted by: magpie || 03/05/2021 14:57 Comments || Top||


#5  /\ Translation:

There's as new boss in town. Don't make a move with pre-coordinating it with us. If you thought what happened in Rhodesia and South Africa was bad, you've not seen the worst of it. Stronger message, backbiting, and systematic betrayal to follow.

Posted by: Besoeker || 03/05/2021 15:27 Comments || Top||


America's elites are waging class war on workers and small biz
h/t Instapundit
[NYP] - In America, class warfare is often disguised as culture war, and culture war is often cloaked by talk of race. But underneath it all, the class warfare is still there. Whether accidentally or intentionally, America’s upper classes seem to wind up harming the working class and small businesses, always in the name of some high-minded cause.

On immigration, for example, the go-to move is to call people who object to open borders racists and nativists. But what’s behind it? As Biden economic adviser Jared Bernstein commented: "A tight job market pressures employers to boost wage offers . . . One equally surefire way to short-circuit this useful dynamic is to turn on the immigrant spigot every time some group’s wages go up." Immigration as a way of keeping working-class wages down.

Likewise, efforts to defund police or de-police neighborhoods are treated as anti-racism, but their actual, predictable effect is to make poor and working-class neighborhoods much less safe, in order to make wealthy woke activists feel good about themselves. Similarly, Anthony Lukas’ classic book, "Common Ground," told the story of how wealthy white activists placed most of the burden of desegregating Boston’s public schools on poor black and white families, while those behind the policies retreated to leafy suburbs, far from the problems they had created, or made worse.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/05/2021 02:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They, already, brought everybody else to their knees?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/05/2021 3:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Can Walmart come out and fix my HVAC system?
Posted by: Clem || 03/05/2021 3:44 Comments || Top||

#3  We save a lot on court costs and incarceration fees on America's Elites. Few of them ever go to jail for anything.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/05/2021 5:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Can't have conservatives if there's nothing to conserve.

Their vision of America is a third world shithole: barbed wire paradises of green zones interspersed with filthy holes.
Posted by: Sheger Thromotch7944 || 03/05/2021 5:39 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ So, you have been to Portland and Seattle recently... how interesting.
Posted by: Elbowing Tingle6302 || 03/05/2021 8:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Their vision of America is a third world shithole: barbed wire paradises of green zones interspersed with filthy holes.

BINASH
...MLAO*
*more like an Oligarchy
Posted by: Oscar the Wicked5658 || 03/05/2021 11:16 Comments || Top||

#7  They always go after the bourgeoisie first ... it's a Socialist thing.
Posted by: magpie || 03/05/2021 14:55 Comments || Top||


You Thought HR1Was Bad? You Don't Know the Half of It.
[PJMedia via Lucianne] The 2021 "For the People Act" - HR 1 is one of the worst bills ever given political life. Authors claim it would "expand Americans' access to the ballot box" and indeed it does. It changes our elections into something akin to an open-air market, where every "individual" ; not "citizen"; can vote. Its passage late Wednesday night proves again why nothing good ever happens when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lurks with her cartoon-sized gavel after dark.
Read the article - you'll be thrilled.
Posted by: Mercutio || 03/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6541 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This would be the reason for the continued military presence and and military style fortification in DC.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 03/05/2021 2:28 Comments || Top||

#2  This is nearly sufficient to trigger a revolt of the States, and if not, of the People.
Posted by: Deadeye Jaiting7534 || 03/05/2021 3:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Vote your Ossoff and Warnock on a nationwide scale.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/05/2021 5:10 Comments || Top||

#4  #2 ... when will we find a leader who has the balls and has had enough?
Posted by: irish rage boy || 03/05/2021 9:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Why are the lights still on in DC?
Posted by: Thineger Sproing6704 || 03/05/2021 10:47 Comments || Top||

#6  Read the article - you'll be thrilled.

I can't look. I'm too scared.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/05/2021 11:19 Comments || Top||

#7  Venezuela here we come
Posted by: Unerenter Sproing5046 || 03/05/2021 13:17 Comments || Top||

#8  Three months ago: states can do their elections however they want.

Today: here are the federal minimum standards and behaviors for state elections.

Every election will have some crises where mail-in is emphasized.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/05/2021 17:02 Comments || Top||

#9  "Election"
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/05/2021 17:03 Comments || Top||


Maybe Politicians Should Have Employment Contracts
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] As calls mount for New York Governor Andrew Sonny Cuomo to resign, the law professor in me wonders impishly why he’s still in office. After all, as critics have pointed out, were Cuomo a CEO, he’d likely be on his way out. But he’s not a CEO; he’s an elected official; and he has no written contract with any sort of morals clause, or, as has become fashionable, a clause in which he promises not to bring his employer into disrepute.

The question is ... why not?

Well, because elected officials don’t sign contracts. Maybe this flows from the separation of powers, but maybe it’s simply a matter of historical tradition, the way we’ve always done things. The protection against malfeasance or misfeasance is, with rare exception, the judgment of the voters at the next election.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 03/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6515 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Lebanon: Minimal Politics, Extreme Existentialism
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] If the situation in Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
were portrayed in an image, the most precise might be the following:

A family of four or five live in the same house, but one of the family members owns a pistol that he oils and toys with in times of "stability" and calm and points at the others’ heads when there is tension, thereby pacifying them and restoring "stability." Under this status quo, everything collapses: the economy, security, judiciary, political life, ties to the outside world... The pillars of the house itself are cracking, and it is in danger of collapsing, especially since it had been targeted by a near-nuclear explosion.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 03/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


-PC Follies
‘Eyes of Texas’ about to be Put Out
[Dallas News] Emails from alumni threatening to pull hefty donations unless the University of Texas keeps a controversial song tradition didn’t sit well with many other graduates, even those who have fond memories of the tune.

Some influential alumni and major donors said they would stop supporting the university financially, particularly Longhorn athletics, if top leaders at the UT System’s flagship campus didn’t stand behind its alma mater song, "The Eyes of Texas," the Texas Tribune reported this week.
We'll start the article with the horrible part.
The song — which is sung to the tune of "I’ve Been Working on the Railroad" — was first played in a minstrel show with performers in blackface and connected to a saying from Confederate Army Commander Robert E. Lee.
There you have it!
"Remember, the eyes of the South are upon you," Lee would tell students in Virginia.
That's pretty close to "The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You".
One donor who graduated in 1986 wrote to university President saying it was time for him to "put the foot down" and make clear "that the heritage of Texas will not be lost," according to the Tribune.
Dream on, sonny, it's gonna get CANCELLED!
"It is sad that it is offending the blacks," the donor wrote in the email. "As I said before the blacks are free and it’s time for them to move on to another state where everything is in their favor."
Perhaps not the most tasteful way to say it, but those words are not in the song.
Such emails were shocking to many students and alumni, some of whom weren’t aware of the song’s origin until this year. But others said the language used by some donors didn’t surprise them.
Deplorable racists!
"There's long been the ‘Shut up and dribble' argument," said a UT track athlete from Dallas. "So it's very similar to that, in which these donors aren't quite as aware of the difficulties that a lot of people of color on our campus are facing."
I imagine your list of grievances is lengthy.
The executive director of the alumni association Texas Exes, says he fervently hopes those threatening donor emails do not represent the opinions of the vast majority of graduates, some of whom are struggling with the complicated history of the song.
Which is outlined above - performed many years ago in blackface, with a possible hat tip to Robert E. Lee.
Posted by: Bobby || 03/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6506 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe new lyrics are more appropriate:
The smell of BS is around you,
All the live long day.
The smell of BS is around you,
You cannot get away.
Do not think you can escape it,
At night, or early in the morn.
The smell of BS is around you,
'Till Gabriel blows his horn!

Posted by: Thineger Sproing6704 || 03/05/2021 10:46 Comments || Top||

#2  "It is sad that it is offending the blacks," the donor wrote in the email. "As I said before the blacks are free and it’s time for them to move on to another state where everything is in their favor."

Who's demanding segregation now? Isn't that what the BLM and CRT and New Wakandans want? Let 'em have it.
Posted by: Heriberto Unumble4828 || 03/05/2021 11:09 Comments || Top||

#3  If the woke masses are serious they'd cancel the Democrat party. I'm sure that's Bernie/AOC's plan if they ever create their own socialist party spin-off.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/05/2021 13:45 Comments || Top||



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