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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Hunter Biden Bought A $2.5 Million Hollywood Hills Home In June For $14,000
Let's see if this pans out. A real reporter would be examining the county deed records so don't expect anything from the MSM.
See Twitter link.

Also, what $14,000 could buy you in Hollywood.

Posted by: Ulineng Jones2382 || 12/25/2019 00:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  False info. Too good to be true.
House was leased for $12,000/month.

But is goes to Hunter isn't broke like he told the Arkansas family court.
Posted by: Ulineng Jones2382 || 12/25/2019 2:07 Comments || Top||

#2  $144,000 ... for annual RENT alone? That implies one h3ll of an income stream - probably about $500,000 per year at minimum which means Hunter's certainly still receiving laundered payola from either Burisma or the ChiCom "investment fund" or both.

This character needs to be indicted. His money isn't clean.
Posted by: Lex || 12/25/2019 5:05 Comments || Top||

#3  "This character needs to be indicted. His Our tax money isn't clean.

Posted by: Warthog || 12/25/2019 6:29 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Virginia Governor Northam Increases Corrections Budget In Anticipation Of Jailing Gun Owners
Via Bongino
[DailyCaller] As if Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s wholesale attack on law-abiding gun owners wasn’t enough, the disgraced public official and his Michael Bloomberg-bought allies in the General Assembly now want the state’s hard-working taxpayers to foot the bill for their unconstitutional schemes. The budget bill (HB30) includes an appropriation of a quarter million dollars to carry out a host of gun control measures that Northam and his anti-gun allies hope to enact.

The $250,000 is appropriated to the Corrections Special Reserve Fund in order to provide for the "increase in the operating cost of adult correctional facilities resulting from the enactment" of Northam’s gun control measures. Among the enumerated laws that this allocation is meant to fund is a ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, the criminalization of private firearms transfers, and gun confiscation orders issued without due process.
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/25/2019 06:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10803 views] Top|| File under:

#1  um, not sure how abu etc made it into the post. Mods, help him out please?
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/25/2019 7:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Mahalo and Mele Kalikimaka!
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/25/2019 7:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Title of article:
Virginia Governor Northam Increases Corrections Budget In Anticipation Of Jailing Gun Owners

Apparently this asshat is willing to go to the mat over this. Gonna find out the hard way what happens when a well armed and regulated militia stands up to tyranny.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/25/2019 9:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Good! They will need the space for the governor and legislatures who voted for the unconstitutional law.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/25/2019 11:40 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Cell service! Mike Bloomberg's campaign used PRISONERS earning just $20 a month to make phone calls urging voters to support billionaire former NYC mayor
Heading home from a long day at the call center.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/25/2019 07:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Donks always have loved slave labor. US, China, same same.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/25/2019 8:29 Comments || Top||

#2  But ... the purity test ....
Posted by: gorb || 12/25/2019 12:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Minimum wage?
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 12/25/2019 16:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Do they also make cards for Tesco?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/25/2019 18:35 Comments || Top||

#5  this was nine years ago
Posted by: 3dc || 12/25/2019 20:37 Comments || Top||

If this were a novel, this would be a perfect example of foreshadowing
Via Bongino
[NYPost] Michael Bloomberg is getting roasted on social media after his presidential campaign got caught using female inmates in an Oklahoma prison to make calls to promote his campaign.
Didn't Mike Myers play this guy in a movie a while back?
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/25/2019 06:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fred Armisen has been playing Bloomberg in several SNL sketches the past month or so.
Posted by: lord garth || 12/25/2019 8:27 Comments || Top||

#2  From binders of women to women in binders.
Posted by: KBK || 12/25/2019 10:29 Comments || Top||

#3  This is really going to mess with his equal pay stats.
Posted by: KBK || 12/25/2019 10:30 Comments || Top||

Giuliani: ‘Saint Marie Yovanovitch' Quashed Ukraine Probe Into Missing $5.3 Billion in Foreign Aid
h/t Instapundit
[American Greatness] - Rudy Giuliani alleged Monday that former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch "quashed" a corruption investigation into the disappearance of foreign aid because the Obama Administration was funneling the money to non-governmental organizations run by left-wing billionaire George Soros.

Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, recently returned from a fact-finding mission in Ukraine, and discussed his findings in an interview with Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk for his podcast.

The former mayor of New York City told Kirk that in 2017, the Ukrainian Accounting Authority did a study which revealed that $5.3 billion in foreign aid during the Obama/Biden years was not properly accounted for. So the agency started an investigation

"All of a sudden, members of the U.S. Embassy, under the control of Marie Yovanovitch‐I call her Saint Marie Yovanovitch‐comes and tells them, ’there’s no need to do that. We’re okay with the spending. There’s no need to.'"

Giuliani said the Ukrainian Accounting Authority at first insisted that they had to conduct an investigation, but later, "somehow it came down from the top‐don’t investigate."
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Jill Biden Helps Distribute Food for the Holiday…To People in Mexico
[Red State] Jill Biden, the wife of former Vice President Joe Biden who is presently running for the Democratic nomination for president, was busy on Sunday with a photo op helping to pass out food for the holiday.

But she wasn’t helping to distribute food to American homeless. She was in Matamoros, Mexico helping to distribute food at an event for migrants who are waiting there, seeking asylum, most of whom will likely not qualify, if history is any judge.

Now, it’s a good thing to feed anyone who might need it. According to Hot Air, they distributed about 1500 meals which only fed about half the people there. Biden called it "heartbreaking" and said "it’s not who we are as Americans."

But the folks waiting there are there voluntarily, they can leave and go home. And it’s because of the policies of President Donald Trump that there now are fewer people crossing, leading to fewer people waiting, crossing dangerously or being detained. That’s far more effective as a policy than handing out food for a couple of hours or seemingly agitating for open borders.

Shall we note the policies in place when her husband was in office in the Obama administration? When they built what they now decry as "cages," were responsible for a lot of hardship because their policies incited the overwhelming influx and actually turned children over to human traffickers because they didn’t check sufficiently on to whom they were turning them over? And didn’t resolve any of the appreciable problems?

It’s hard to look at it as much more than a political photo op to try to take a whack at Trump, especially when there are Americans in need in so many Democratic cities, for example San Francisco and Los Angeles, literally because of Democratic policies.

The video of Jill Biden got a lot of backlash from Americans on social media.

Posted by: Besoeker || 12/25/2019 03:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe the Good Doctor could distribute a meal or two to stepson Hunter's illegitimate kids?

Also, where's her creepy husband? Did he nibble on the kids' fingers?
Posted by: Lex || 12/25/2019 5:00 Comments || Top||

#2  "Don't forget to vote for my husband when you cross the border."?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/25/2019 5:59 Comments || Top||

#3  FYI The good Doctor has a PhD in Education, not an M.D. Somewhat disingenuous to let people think she is a medical doctor.

Posted by: Warthog || 12/25/2019 6:26 Comments || Top||

#4  At least this confirms which side she's on, and it's not ours.
Posted by: Raj || 12/25/2019 6:59 Comments || Top||

Jim Comey's damaging legacy at the FBI must be undone
[THEHILL] Fired FBI director JamesThe spine of the FBI is the rule of law Comey
The disgraced, except in his own mind, former head of the FBI...
, the gift that keeps on spinning, went on TV yet again ‐ this time following the two worst weeks in the FBI’s history ‐ in an attempt to cover the mess he made.

His messaging now goes something like this: Those terrible mistakes that happened are simply the result of sloppiness by minions several layers below him. And he was a busy man and, therefore, not accountable for what happened several layers below him. Oh, and any attack on him is an attack on the fine men and women of the FBI.

Mr. Comey, who lectures on ethical leadership, has launched an imaginative strategy to run from his underlings while hiding behind them. In his world, the buck stops near, not here with him. Also ‐ somehow ‐ there is supposed vindication in two Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general’s reports that savaged him, but only he can squint to see it.

There are two reasons for this. First, he has a business to protect. He has quite effectively monetized his misadventures in the FBI via a rapidly released book, paid gigs with cable news and newspapers, and lucrative lectures. He marveled in a recent New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

interview about how much money he was making. "It’s a lot," he gushed. "Seriously, it’s crazy."

The second reason is found in the relentless posse of Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham that is tracking behind him. They could present a significant threat to Comey personally. To what extent we will see, but it is serious and he knows it.

Barr rightly went on TV after Comey’s absurd commentary and calmly, lucidly exposed its nonsense. Barr knows the FBI is worth fighting for and that the inspector general’s latest findings are more a reflection on Comey and his handpicked team than on the FBI.

This merits clarity and emphasis: When James Comey downplays the litany of sins articulated in the IG report as "sloppiness" at lower levels, he is misleading America. Moreover, he is insulting every dedicated FBI employee, present and past.

As someone who ran a large counterintelligence squad in a city with a Russian consulate, and who oversaw significant counterintelligence and counterterrorism warrants with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court, I can confidently assert that the breathtaking abuses cited in the IG report do not occur in the normal course of FBI conduct, apart from the Comey-led effort. There are too many institutional safeguards that would normally apply the brakes if these were mere mistakes. They couldn’t possibly happen on such a scale ‐ unless the safeguards were disregarded on purpose.

There is little room for alternative explanations. These extensive bad behaviors ‐ the repeated withholding of exculpatory evidence, the purposeful altering of documents, the casual failure of confidential source validation ‐ all were done with a precision of purpose. These weren’t mistakes or sloppiness; they weren’t one-offs. They were the execution of a plan, a plan led from the top.

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#1  Like it started with Comey?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/25/2019 0:58 Comments || Top||

#2  He marveled in a recent New York Times interview about how much money he was making. "It’s a lot," he gushed. "Seriously, it’s crazy."

If $6 million/year is not crazy, then one has to wonder just how much crazy goes for these days.
Posted by: Ulineng Jones2382 || 12/25/2019 3:38 Comments || Top||

#3  ...notice that comrades Warren and Sanders never seem to be interested in how critters of the swamp suddenly make so much money way above the average working citizen. Must be 'professional courtesy'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/25/2019 4:03 Comments || Top||

#4  More corrupt than J. Edgar.

$6 million a year: corruption hidden in plain sight.

Like Zero's payola from NFLX.

Gore's payola from GOOG and KPMG.

Kerry's Sept 2008 insider-trading payola.

Ex-HHS chief Donna Shalala's pay-shalala from United Health.

Billary's Global Grifter payola from nearly everyone.

La Familia Biden's baksheesh from Iraq reconstruction,
ChiComs, Ukraine and Lord-knows-where-else.

Our age is the most corrupt era since the late 19c.
Posted by: Lex || 12/25/2019 5:48 Comments || Top||

#5  For comparison's sake look at the wealth of our current crop of incompetent, corrupt Washington buffoons and compare them with ex-presidents from the second half of the 20th century.

Neither Clinton nor Gore has ever created a patent, launched a product, or discovered a blockbuster drug or major oil reserve, yet each had accumulated a post-Washington fortune that is far north of $100 million.

Let that sink in: 100 MILLION DOLLARS. For doing nothing.

Zero's close behind. 68 million for this no-talent bum -- an obvious, in-your-face, f-you, bitches! payout for all those years of prevailing on the FCC to shield a crap company from real competition.

And in their train is a long parade of Grifters, grabbing 7-figure payouts from publicly-traded large companies which they should have been regulating but never did when they were in power in Washington: Google, UnitedHealth, Uber, Facebook...

Now compare these shameless whores to their predecessors.
Did any president from Truman through Reagan go for the gold post-office? I can't think of one.

LBJ was the closest to these clowns, but he's already made his fortune in radio stations BEFORE he acceded to the presidency. Eisenhower served as president of Columbia University. Nixon wrote his memoirs. Ford played golf. Carter built houses for the poor. Reagan hung out at his ranch.

No age in memory is as corrupt as ours.

End this Shitshow.
Posted by: Lex || 12/25/2019 6:03 Comments || Top||

#6  *Gore's payola from GOOG and Kleiner Perkins, not KPMG. Apologies to the bean-counters.
Posted by: Lex || 12/25/2019 6:09 Comments || Top||

#7  Attaboy, Lex - putting the RANT into Rantburg!

Oh, and fuck KPMG with a Christmas tree - they turned me down for a job about thirty years ago, f'n stuffed shirt snob CPA's...
Posted by: Raj || 12/25/2019 7:17 Comments || Top||

#8  He's gonna need that money if his cellmate is named Bubba.
Posted by: Pheremp Untervehr9044 || 12/25/2019 9:57 Comments || Top||

#9  :-) merry Christmas to you too, Raj
Posted by: Lex || 12/25/2019 10:48 Comments || Top||

#10  Righteous rant Lex. Enjoyed that immensely.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/25/2019 18:11 Comments || Top||

Al Sharpton: Pro-Trump Evangelicals ‘Would Sell Jesus Out’
[BREITBART] Monday, during an appearance on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe," network host civil rights hustler Al Sharpton
...Tawana Brawley's spiritual advisor...
offered further reaction to Christianity Today Mark Galli’s editorial calling for President Donald Trump
...the Nailer of NAFTA...
’s impeachment to proceed on moral grounds.

According to Sharpton, his interpretation of the Christianity Today piece was that evangelical leaders backing Trump "would sell Jesus out" in exchange for something.

"We had Mark Galli, the editor of Christianity Today on ’PoliticsNation’ last night," he said. "And he made it very clear. This is not a political position. It’s a moral one. And by raising it to that level and putting it in that perspective, he not only exposes the president, but he exposes a lot of the evangelical leaders saying ’I support the president on his judicial nominees. I support the president on a lot of things,’ which I don’t, but he does. He says, ’But you can’t get away from his immorality. you can’t get away from his divisive
...politicians call things divisive when when the other side sez something they don't like. Their own statements are never divisive, they're principled...
ness, his lying, his race-baiting.’ He laid it out. I think there’s a scripture that said what profits a man to gain the world and lose his own soul, he’s actually challenging them that are you bargaining and selling your soul for some judicial appointments and some other things that the right wants, but you’ve given up the soul of the church? What do we stand for?
’But you can’t get away from his immorality. You can’t get away from his divisiveness, his lying, his race-baiting. Kids, this is called PROJECTION.
"I think it’s a devastating blow," Sharpton continued. "This is a magazine, Mika, that was founded by Billy Graham. They also supported the impeachment of Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton
...former Democratic president of the U.S. Bill was the second U.S. president to be impeached, the first to deny that oral sex was sex, the first to have difficulty with the definition of the word is...
. So why all of a sudden is it so controversial with these leaders that they would come for the impeachment of Donald Trump when they did it to Bill Clinton? The evangelical leaders weren’t insulted. When they did it to Richard Nixon, they weren’t. The reason they’re so offended is it’s exposing all of them that they would take the shameless conman over the principles that they’re preaching in the holy season as we celebrate Jesus. They would sell Jesus out if they felt they could get something from it is the inference he’s saying from his editorial. And that’s sad on many levels."

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#1  I wonder that a certain Joshua of Nazareth would've said
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/25/2019 1:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Al Sharpton your memory is failing...

Posted by: 3dc || 12/25/2019 3:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Oh, like you haven't done so already?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 12/25/2019 3:57 Comments || Top||

#4  #1 , I think he demonstrated that with the money changers on the steps of the temple. Mr. Sharpton has been in that business for a long time.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/25/2019 4:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Frankly, I've never looked to Al Sharpton for advice on Christianity.
Posted by: Tom || 12/25/2019 7:16 Comments || Top||

#6  A lecture on Christianity by the leading race hustler in the nation. What a vile creature .
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 12/25/2019 11:24 Comments || Top||

#7  Pogrom-inciter. Accessory to murder.
Posted by: Lex || 12/25/2019 11:32 Comments || Top||

AOC: Trump is a corrupt politician afraid of 'strong women'
[JPOST] Sure. So true--about the father of Ivanka, former husband of Ivana, the guy who sent Nikki Hailley to represent us to the UN, of course.
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#1  My girl Sandy "I'm a strong women"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/25/2019 1:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Is that why he surrounds himself with strong, intelligent, beautiful women?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/25/2019 1:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: U.S. Is ‘Not an Advanced Society’
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/25/2019 1:43 Comments || Top||

#4  May she return to a "normal" life where half her paycheck gets stolen every week backed by an implicit threat of violence.
Posted by: Ulineng Jones2382 || 12/25/2019 3:43 Comments || Top||

Posted by: 3dc || 12/25/2019 3:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Is this maroon actually trying to help him get re-elected? She must be on the campaign's payroll.
Posted by: Lex || 12/25/2019 5:33 Comments || Top||

#7  Just a guess, but right now I don't think Trump's afraid of anybody, male female, transgender, bi-curious or genderqueer!
Posted by: Raj || 12/25/2019 7:28 Comments || Top||

#8  AOC was hinting she would love to be VP to Sanders the other day. This constitutional scholar knows she isn't old enough to be President but isn't smart enough to know the only qualification for VP is to be qualified to be President which means she's not old enough to be VP either.
Posted by: ruprecht || 12/25/2019 13:18 Comments || Top||

#9  you're not strong woman, just a loud mouth bitch
Posted by: chris || 12/25/2019 13:37 Comments || Top||

Why Democrats Will Never End The Impeachment Show Until Trump Is Gone For Good
[THEFEDERALIST] As soon as House Speaker Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi
Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House. It's not her fault when they lose, but it's her accomplishment when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... moments...
got most ‐ but not all ‐ of her caucus to approve her articles of impeachment, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stood ready to do his constitutional duty to receive those articles and begin the trial that will inevitably acquit the president of those trumped-up accusations.

That hasn’t happened because Pelosi hasn’t actually transmitted the impeachment articles to the GOP-controlled Senate, where she knows her impeachment folly will be dismissed as the debacle it truly has become. In a hilarious twist, one of the very law professors Democrats invited to testify before the House Judiciary Committee to argue for impeachment is now saying that President Trump hasn’t actually been impeached yet because of Pelosi’s stunt.

But even if President Trump is "officially" impeached, it will not change the significance of Pelosi’s stammering, indefensible explanation for delay. It included the statement, "Frankly, I don’t care what the Republicans say."

Of course she doesn’t. This entire process has had absolutely nothing to do with upholding constitutional duties or about coming to a bipartisan conclusion in support of impeachment, as Pelosi said was so important mere weeks ago. It was always about putting on a political show for a rabidly partisan audience ‐ and the show must go on.

The current Democrat talking point is that Pelosi is delaying to ensure there are fair procedures in place for a Senate trial. That’s a preposterous claim to make in the wake of a one-sided impeachment inquisition in which the Democrats restricted their Republican colleagues’ meaningful participation and declined to grant President Trump any due process in the name of expedience, which is now apparently unimportant. That won’t happen in the Senate, and Pelosi knows it.

Even if Pelosi does pass the articles of impeachment on to the Senate, that will still not be the end of it. Just as we saw after the special counsel report debunked their Russia collusion conspiracy theory, no setback can ever be enough to put a damper on the Democrats’ impeachment frenzy.

There will always be another "existential threat" or "constitutional crisis," because in the minds of Democrat bully boys, Trump himself is a threat to all they stand for, and removing him from office justifies whatever damage they might do to constitutional norms along the way. The show must go on, and it will.
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#1  To be fair, it's the only show they've got.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/25/2019 1:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Then they will start on President Ivanka Trump...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/25/2019 1:34 Comments || Top||

#3  ..or the civil war they provoke consumes them.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/25/2019 4:10 Comments || Top||

#4  It's the Greatest Shitshow On Earth!
Posted by: Lex || 12/25/2019 5:15 Comments || Top||

#5  They are too daft to realize the more they push, the more their failures mock them. They have set the stage that Trump could get away with just about anything because the FBI/DOJ are afraid and the public would not believe it.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 12/25/2019 10:18 Comments || Top||

#6  I hope they get better after being totally crushed in the 2020 election showing that the middle class just isn't buying their insanity. If not, if they stay nuts, at least that will mean GOP has a chance of a third GOP term in the white house.
Posted by: ruprecht || 12/25/2019 13:17 Comments || Top||

#7  The Democratic Party wants to turn the Speaker of the House into the supreme executive of the US, disband the Electoral College, and probably hand out free lollipops to every child. Expect every Republican President to be impeached from now on.
Posted by: magpie || 12/25/2019 13:24 Comments || Top||

#8  So, let me get this straight, Frannie Nanny is threatening the Senate 'pubs that if they don't obey her they WON'T impeach Trump. That about right?
Posted by: AlanC || 12/25/2019 15:20 Comments || Top||

Mehwish Hayat thinks Michelle Obama would make a "wonderful president"
Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The actor revealed on Twitter that she was a fan of the work Michelle's been doing with The Obama Foundation.

Mehwish Hayat (born 6 January 1983) is a Pakistani film actor who is known for her roles in Load Wedding, Punjab Nahi Jaungi and Actor in Law.[2][3][4] She was honoured by the Government of Pakistan with the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2019.[5][6]
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/25/2019 0:57 Comments || Top||

#2  I agree: President of Pakistan.
Posted by: Ulineng Jones2382 || 12/25/2019 1:01 Comments || Top||

#3  La Belle et la Bête
c'est Mike Le Grand
Posted by: Lex || 12/25/2019 5:29 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Democrat Lawmakers From Virginia Call for General Robert E. Lee Statue to be Removed From U.S. Capitol
[THEGATEWAYPUNDIT] Two Democrat politicians from Virginia are calling for the state’s statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to be removed from the US Capitol.

Reps. Jennifer Wexton and A. Donald McEachin have asked that the state’s Democrat Governor Ralph Coonman Northam
...Governor of Virginia, another Dem Great White Hope. He won election by calling his Publican opponent Ed Gillespie a racist, but then, don't they all?...
, who was photographed wearing blackface and got a free pass, make removing the statue a priority in 2020.

"These statutes aimed to rewrite Lee’s reputation from that of a cruel slave owner and Confederate General to portraying him as a kind man and reluctant war hero who selflessly served his home state of Virginia," they wrote to Northam, according to a report from The Hill.

The statue of General Lee is housed in the National Statuary Hall Collection in DC, where each state is allowed to place two. Lee’s is housed in the Crypt. The politicians want to see the Confederate statue replaced with one of civil rights leader Oliver Hill or Booker T. Washington.

"As Virginians, we have a responsibility to not only learn from but also confront our history," their letter continued. "As part of this responsibility, we must strive for a more complete telling of history by raising up the voices, stories, and memories of minorities and people of color."

In order to replace the statue, the Democrat-controlled state legislature would have to pass a bill which would then need to be signed by Northam.
Just ignore any contemporary accounts, north or south
Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Of course, you know, this means war!

--Bugs Bunny
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 12/25/2019 1:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Obviously projects like 1619 cannot stand as long as real history is around.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/25/2019 3:14 Comments || Top||

#3  He fought for his team. His loyalty first was to Virginia. (I'm sure on most Saturdays in the fall, a lot of southerners and northerners will be cheering their teams. And now for the bowl season.) That was an era when it was considered by many to be the United STATES of America rather than the UNITED States of America.

In Lee's favor, his actions at the surrender and afterward help avoid a nasty insurgency that could have easily happened.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/25/2019 4:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Mark my word: Next these loons will demand we raze the Jefferson Memorial. Then they'll demand that we knock down the Washington Monument, and efface the Second Inaugural Address from the Lincoln Memorial -- or else pair it with a scrolling big screen video playing various rapsters' Odes to Trayvon and Gentle Giant Michael Brown et al.

$10k says either the NYT editors or a leading Dem politician or both will demand one or more of the above within the next three years.
Posted by: Lex || 12/25/2019 5:25 Comments || Top||

#5  "The sound of the caissons rolling along, the jingle and clatter of the horse's on the street. Then the KABOM ! of the black powder cannon firing cannister with grape shot, blowing through the residential walls of the leftists. "
Posted by: Gomez Flugum6633 || 12/25/2019 8:55 Comments || Top||

#6  What are they going to do about Kappa Alpha?
Posted by: Albert Shusoque5511 || 12/25/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Enough, Kiss my white, Irish-American, ass!
Bobby Lee had more integrity, loyalty and sense of duty as he saw it than the entire demorat party today.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 12/25/2019 15:33 Comments || Top||

#8  A race: "What a season it's been,
With the risin' of 1619!"
"The darkest of entries--"
"With form for four centuries--"
"Has turned all the other nags green!"
Posted by: Jeremiah Ebbomomp4337 || 12/25/2019 23:21 Comments || Top||

#9  "Washington, DC is 12 square miles surrounded by reality."--President Andrew Johnson
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/25/2019 23:48 Comments || Top||

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