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US moves its embassy from Baghdad to Erbil
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Governor Newsom asks Donald Trump for federal aid as California wildfires kill at least three, force nearly 70,000 evacuations and more wineries are completely devastated in Napa Valley
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 10:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What a marvelous opportunity for negotiation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2020 12:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't write the check to California. The state will miss-appropriate. Fed to victim direct assistance only.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/29/2020 12:47 Comments || Top||

#3  (Dr. Evil voice) - 'How about noooooo?'
Posted by: Raj || 09/29/2020 13:09 Comments || Top||

#4  "You got some last year that I see you haven't used yet. Use that."
Posted by: gorb || 09/29/2020 13:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Consent decree to invalidate all state and muni "sanctuary" arrangements. Permanently. For starters...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/29/2020 13:30 Comments || Top||

#6  I'm sure some dipshit political adviser will tell Trump to approve this becuz muh optics.

He needs to avoid that trap.

Don't reward your enemies for their bad behavior while demoralizing your own side.

Posted by: charger || 09/29/2020 14:09 Comments || Top||

#7  An ideal headline (for me, anyway): Trump to California- drop dead
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/29/2020 14:16 Comments || Top||

#8  Have them meet federal forest requirements in therms of clearing, logging, and forest management, and to allow for multiple extra load gas-powered power plants closer to the municipalities so as to not need so many wilderness high tension lines. FIRST. Then send the aid.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/29/2020 15:12 Comments || Top||

#9  When Texas applied for relief during the last big drought, Obama said 'no'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/29/2020 15:39 Comments || Top||

#10  I would approve it... with major hooks and conditions attached.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/29/2020 15:55 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
PICTURED: Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, 87, is seen walking through a private airport without a mask - just three months after she demanded a nationwide face cover mandate
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 12:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I definitely think Feinstein should wear a mask, but not for health reasons.
Posted by: Raj || 09/29/2020 17:02 Comments || Top||

#2  That f**king old bag.
Posted by: Clem || 09/29/2020 17:41 Comments || Top||

#3  I definitely think Feinstein should wear a mask, but not for health reasons.

Whose health are we talking about?
Posted by: gorb || 09/29/2020 17:54 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Pelosi eyes possible U.S. House role in calling presidential election
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi is rallying Democrats to prepare for a once-in-a-century election scenario requiring Congress to decide the outcome of the presidential race if neither Democrat Joe Biden nor President Donald Trump wins outright.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2020 02:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  From the 'oh shit, I might have to actually do something' department.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

#2  It gives her something more to worry about, though the odds she will be called to do anything range from slim to none.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2020 23:22 Comments || Top||

Second O'Keefe Video Drops: Alleged Cash-For-Ballot Transaction Caught On Tape, Ilhan Omar Accused Of Direct Involvement
See also here.
[Zero] Following an appearance on Fox News' "Hannity," James O'Keefe released a second ballot-harvesting video featuring an apparent purchase of a ballot from a Somali resident of Minnesota.

The video then features several allegations made by local Somalis regarding the alleged scheme - including Rep. Ilhan Omar's direct involvement.

"She's [Ilhan Omar] the one who came up with all this [pay-for-vote]," said one source who added. "She's [Ilhan Omar] the one, somehow. Nobody knew, but, yeah, this is something like new with Ilhan [Omar]."

Jamal Omar said cash for votes is an open secret in Minneapolis. "The techniques that he [Ali Isse Gainey] uses to exchange money for vote -- that's not a secret. It's, it's open, and everybody knows about it," he said. "$200, $300 per ballot received!" -Project Veritas

"Nobody would say that Ilhan Omar isn't part of this," said Omar Jamal - a Somali community insider and chairman of the Somali Watchdog Group. "Unless you're from a different planet, but if you live in this universe, I think everybody knows it."
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2020 02:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  will anything be done? or will it be rayciss to do something
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 09/29/2020 7:33 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Woman. Black. Muslim.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2020 7:35 Comments || Top||

#3  OK !
When will we see State or Federal Voter Fraud & Civil Rights Felony Charges?

O'keefe Please find out the Big names & big pocket donors making this Civil Rights Crime possible?

Posted by: DevNul || 09/29/2020 7:49 Comments || Top||

#4  RICO, a classic application for this sort of organized fraud. And seizure of assets, meaning her bank account, etc. And get her removed from the ballot.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/29/2020 14:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Gonna have to offer amnesty to get anyone to testify.
Posted by: gorb || 09/29/2020 15:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Zero Hedge adds:

The Minneapolis Police Department announced Monday evening that they would be investigating allegations of 'vote harvesting' by supporters of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) following an explosive Project Veritas exposé.

And President Trump tweeted about it yesterday, so they will at least have to make a show of looking into it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2020 22:46 Comments || Top||

#7  Keith Ellison (Minnesota AG) will see to it that this goes nowhere. He will probably prosecute Project Veritas, just like Commala Harris did when she was AG.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/29/2020 23:19 Comments || Top||

Ballot-harvesting racket in Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Minneapolis district
See also here.
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The harvesting was during the primary earlier this year.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 09/29/2020 1:58 Comments || Top||

#2  "It worked, didn't it?" - Harry Reid
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/29/2020 2:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Whose brilliant idea was it to let all those Somalis into our country?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/29/2020 12:09 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ Certainly had nothing to do with agriculture.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2020 12:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Just felt like hearing it all of a sudden... can't imagine why. (Pickin' Time)
Posted by: Flusosing Glish9174 || 09/29/2020 23:30 Comments || Top||

Biden's Texas Political Director Implicated in Massive Mail-In Ballot Harvesting Scheme in Harris County
[AmGreatness] A Biden Campaign operative in Texas is attempting to rig the 2020 election with the help of others in a massive ballot harvesting scheme, according to two private investigators who testified under oath that they have "video evidence, documentation and witnesses" to prove it. With the help of mass mail-in ballots, the illegal ballot harvesting operation could harvest 700,000 ballots, one Harris County Democrat operative allegedly bragged.

The investigators—a former FBI agent and former police officer—claim that Biden’s Texas Political Director Dallas Jones and his cohorts have been "hoarding mail-in and absentee ballots" and ordering operatives to them fill out for people in Harris County illegally, "including dead people, homeless people, and nursing home residents in the 2020 presidential election," Patrick Howley of the National File reported.

According to the National File, the ongoing private investigation is working with law enforcement.
While law enforcement agencies are reportedly investigating these potential crimes, nothing will be done about it until "well after the November 3, 2020 election" the former FBI agent said.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: 746 || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Unexpectedly™.
Posted by: magpie || 09/29/2020 9:52 Comments || Top||

#2  With the help of mass mail-in ballots, the illegal ballot harvesting operation could harvest 700,000 ballots, one Harris County Democrat operative allegedly bragged.

To put this into perspective, in 2016 Trump won Texas by a bit more than 800,000 votes.

With fraud on this scale going on does Trump even have a chance in the general election?
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 09/29/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

#3  What is to be done?
Posted by: Daffy Jort9581 || 09/29/2020 11:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Arrest her and find out how high the fraud machine goes.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/29/2020 15:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Actually arrest ALL of them. Lets start peeling the onion.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/29/2020 15:16 Comments || Top||

Feds to disobey judge's order, will end census next week
'Bout time someone stood up to these Dems in Powdered Wigs
[10 News via various] The U.S. secretary of Commerce says the 2020 census will end Oct. 5, despite a federal judge’s ruling last week that the head count of every U.S. resident should continue through the end of October, according to a tweet posted on the Census Bureau’s website Monday.

The tweet said the ability for people to self-respond to the census questionnaire and the door-knocking phase census takers go to homes that haven’t yet responded is ending Oct. 5. The announcement came as a virtual hearing was being held in San Jose, California, as a follow-up to U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh’s preliminary injunction.

The Commerce Department says that as of September 20, 95.4 percent of all households have been enumerated.

The decennial census is responsible for allocating congressional districts, Electoral College votes, and federal funds.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So what IS the penalty these days for disrespecting/disobeying the nobility?
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/29/2020 8:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Usually a contempt of court citation.

But as we have seen during the reign of Obumble, that really doesn't hold much water if the LEOs don't enforce it and come arrest you.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/29/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#3  the door-knocking phase census takers go to homes

Even in the unaccountable 'no-go' zones?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 10:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Judge Lucy Koh United States District Court for the Northern District of California - why does she think she has jurisdiction outside her district to bind the President of the United States?

To use Andrew Jackson's famous quote:

John Marshall Lucy Koh has made his her decision; now let him her enforce it.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/29/2020 18:40 Comments || Top||

Cindy McCain appointed to Joe Biden's transition team
[Wash Examiner] The bitterness of this loser clan is never-ending
Posted by: Frank G || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good for you, you old bag. Anything to honor your Tokyo Rose hubby.
Posted by: Clem || 09/29/2020 0:43 Comments || Top||

#2  = Team tasked with Joe's transition from his basement to his bathroom?
Posted by: Elmoluger Panda9143 || 09/29/2020 6:30 Comments || Top||

#3  The bitterness of this loser clan is never-ending

Trump can announce a compassionate plan to re-educate provide them with therapy after the election.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/29/2020 6:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Well that eliminated any doubt that Genetics do play a role in the McCain Liberal deep running roots.

I guess her Ghost Written Trump hit piece with her name on it, was the cost of her admission to the
Biden and handlers campaign.
Posted by: DevNul || 09/29/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Biden's transition team

Isn't Joe a little old to be changing his sex?
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/29/2020 8:11 Comments || Top||

#6  #5 Biden's transition team

I think they mean human-to-vegetable
Posted by: Frank G || 09/29/2020 8:44 Comments || Top||

#7  The establishment is doing everything to stay in power.

Posted by: DarthVader || 09/29/2020 9:59 Comments || Top||

#8  She accepts gratuities. Based on experience. .
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 09/29/2020 10:05 Comments || Top||

#9  Maybe Mitt is ready to jump too?
Posted by: Iblis || 09/29/2020 13:46 Comments || Top||

#10  Please tell me that she's taking Meghan with her.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/29/2020 17:59 Comments || Top||

#11  Political whore of sorts? She inherited majority control and became chair of Hensley & Co., one of the largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributors in the United States. Thats how John "Get Me To A Camera" McCain bankrolled himself.

This Bud's NOT for you, traitorous bitch
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/29/2020 18:35 Comments || Top||

#12  Hanoi McCain
Posted by: Slappy || 09/29/2020 20:48 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Joe Biden debates his most worthy opponent ‐ Joe Biden (video)
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2020 09:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I still have a nagging thought that 'Sleepy Joe' has been sandbagging the world with his cognition and health.

He may be just letting everyone think he's old and weak, but will go 'full on' tonight (or at some future debate).

Not saying it will happen that way, but it's a possibility. He is a snake, and knows how to play the dirty game.

I'll also be looking for some form of 'pump' on his body, although one wouldn't be able to see a slow-release patch.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/29/2020 11:18 Comments || Top||

#2  On another note, the Biden campaign won't allow a third party to inspect the ears of the debaters for electronic devices. Trump's team agreed to let it happen.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/29/2020 11:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Debates rarely make a difference to the outcome. Only if Joe actually steps in the shit like Jerry Ford will his dementia change any voters' minds
Posted by: Elmosing Bourbon4765 || 09/29/2020 11:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Jammers.
Posted by: gorb || 09/29/2020 15:21 Comments || Top||

#5  9:17pm: Chris Wallace has completely lost control of this. He launched into an accusatory speech against Trump about health care, and when Trump cut in, Wallace said, "Lemme ask my question!" - and resumed his accusatory lecture for another minute ...

Complete joke.
Posted by: Snereth Gurly-Brown9954 || 09/29/2020 21:19 Comments || Top||

Watchdog: Law enforcement must check if Netanyahu prosecutor broke law
[JPost] - Law enforcement must carefully check claims that Deputy State Attorney Liat Ben Ari may have violated construction laws at an additional residence in Rosh Ha’ayin, Justice Ministry oversight czar Judge David Rozen said on Tuesday.

Though construction laws are usually considered a very minor technical violation, the issue has outsized significance because Ben Ari is the lead prosecutor against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for alleged corruption.
To recollect, Bibi is accused of accepting positive* newspaper article as a bribe.
*I checked the article in question - it is positive: it doesn't compare him to H*tler even once.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2020 08:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Isn't "not accepting" a newspaper article ... EVIL Censorship?
Posted by: magpie || 09/29/2020 9:55 Comments || Top||

-PC Follies
EPA notifies California Gov. Newsom that no internal combustion order by 2035 is ‘possibly illegal’
[Twitter] EPA notifies California Gov. Newsom that his order mandating only new electric car sales by 2035 is ‘possibly illegal’
Posted by: 3dc || 09/29/2020 00:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  See - interstate commerce. Going to stop other states' licensed vehicles?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/29/2020 7:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Tell it to the US Marines! (and other USGOV vehicles)
Posted by: magpie || 09/29/2020 9:52 Comments || Top||

#3  "Details. Don't bother me with details."
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/29/2020 10:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Easy enough to road tax the shit out of owners.
Why bother with this absurdity?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 10:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Easy enough to road tax the shit out of owners.
Why bother with this absurdity?

Pander Bear Politicians - "Look! We're doing something!"
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/29/2020 13:47 Comments || Top||

#6  poss'y illegal
prob'y impossible
def'y retarded
Posted by: Herb Bourbon6049 || 09/29/2020 18:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Why bother with this absurdity?

cf Solyndra, Burisma, Fisker..
Can you say, grift it to me baby?
Posted by: Black Bart Black3467 || 09/29/2020 18:24 Comments || Top||

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