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Syrian President Bashar Assad is sworn in for a fourth seven-year term
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-Great Cultural Revolution
D.C. Officials Who Authorized BLM Street Sign Order Removal of ‘Cuba Libre' Words Outside Communist Country's Embassy
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2021 06:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  D.C. is the capital of the entire U.S. not just the District of Columbia. To me both BLM painted on the street and BLM street signs as well Free Cuba painted on the street defaces the Capital of the USA.

Protests yes, defacing no.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/18/2021 10:39 Comments || Top||

#2  I suspect a massive "Let's Drink Cuba Libres" street party would be shut down thanks to open container laws.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/18/2021 11:41 Comments || Top||

#3  When BLM is designated a terrorist organization - as it will be - I look forward to seeing every gummint official, corporate asswipe and hollyweird creep being stripped of all rights, disgorged of all assets and sent to live in the least habitibale terrain in CONUS in tents.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/18/2021 13:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Re: #3 above. I would suggest northwestern North Dakota for the winter months.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 07/18/2021 21:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Arizona border for the summer months

In tents on San Francisco's shit-smeared streets for their annual vacation
Posted by: Goober Slomoque1779 || 07/18/2021 22:47 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Three Texas Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C. test positive for coronavirus
And there they were in that airplane selfie, not one wearing a mask.
[FOX] Several of the Texas Democrats who fled the state capital to avoid voting on an election integrity bill have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Three of the 60 Texas House Democrats tested positive for the virus while staying in Washington, D.C., according to Texas House Democratic Caucus leadership.

The members who tested positive will be forced to isolate themselves for 10 days.
Courtesy of Fred, the New York Post adds:
All three members had been fully vaccinated before they and nearly 60 other representatives crowded onto buses and chartered planes Tuesday to deny a quorum in a special legislative session called by Gov. Greg Abbott
... governor of Texas. Abbott is a Republican. His 2014 Dem opponent, state senatrix Wendy Davis, thought the absolute, most pressing, most important issue facing the state was abortion. Abbott beat the pantyhose off her. His 2018 opponent, Lupe Valdez didn't dwell too heavily on abortion, but she lost too...
In the days since, the group has made the rounds on Capitol Hill to lobby for passage of the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, Democrat-pushed bills that would federalize elections and override GOP state laws targeting voter fraud.

The runaway Dems held a non-socially-distanced meeting with Vice President Harris, visited Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
...Senator-for-life from New York, renowned for his love of standing in front of cameras and microphones. Schumer has been a professional politician since 1975, when disco was in flower, which is 45.61507 years, or 319.30549 years in dog years. Senate minority leader as of 2017...
in his office, and crowded together to sing an off-key version of "We Shall Overcome" for the press.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Should check them all for ticks and fleas when they come back. For quarantine reasons.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/18/2021 2:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Harris in quarantine. That would be nice.
Posted by: Dale || 07/18/2021 3:55 Comments || Top||

Government Corruption
Reporters Rush to Defend White House After Peter Doocy Calls ‘Misinformation Flagging' Campaign ‘Spying'
[LI] As per the norm, Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy nailed the Biden White House Friday after their Thursday announcement about how they were "flagging problematic [COVID] posts for Facebook that spread disinformation."

During the heated exchange, which took place during the Friday press briefing, Doocy referred to what the administration was doing as "spying," which Psaki took issue with.

Psaki responded to Doocy’s pointed questioning by saying in so many words that it couldn’t be "spying" because it was publicly available information. She also drew equivalencies between the White House’s interactions with the press corps and their communications with Big Tech entities, apparently hoping people don’t understand that there is a difference between the White House being obligated to communicate with the press corps versus them trawling the social media accounts of private citizens for alleged misinformation to report to said social media platforms.

Doocy tripped her up throughout the exchange, basically getting her to admit that the Biden administration’s position on working with social media companies in a Big Brother-type capacity to censor private citizens was only being done in an effort to save lives.

For those who missed it, watch their back and forth below:
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2021 05:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Spying? Is there some other politically correct term of reference for Clandestine electronic surveillance, monitoring, and collection ?

Obviously there is a Biden administration COVID-19 information control problem. Perhaps the media and tech oligarchs can provide assistance.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2021 5:36 Comments || Top||

Susan Rice ordered to sell $2.7M stake in oil pipeline company after project moves forward
[NYP] President Biden’s adviser Susan Rice is being ordered to sell a $2.7 million stake in the oil pipeline company Enbridge — after the Biden administration decided to allow the firm’s Line 3 pipeline project.

The Office of Government Ethics ordered Rice to divest from the company on July 9, according to filings first reported by The Daily Poster.

Although Biden has broadly taken action against oil pipelines, most notably canceling the Keystone XL oil pipeline, his administration has continued to allow the Line 3 project, which would bring Canadian oil through Minnesota to Wisconsin.

Environmental activists oppose the Line 3 project, but the cause has received far less national attention than other pipelines.

Last month, Biden administration officials indicated they would not withdraw permission for Line 3 in a major boon for the company.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2021 05:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The bigger money is in working for government--not investing in pipelines. Check with the big guy and son to get pointers on how it's done.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/18/2021 10:00 Comments || Top||

#2  How does a government employee acquire that much (and more) money?
Posted by: Xyz || 07/18/2021 10:00 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ Excellent question! Can I safely assume ENB was just one entry in her portfolio.

I'm even more curious about the massive accumulation of wealth of her former boss Soetoro. I'm discounting personal ambition, family inheritances, Federal Thrift Savings Plan, and book sales.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2021 10:01 Comments || Top||

Arizona election audit finds hundreds (not thousands) of cases of voter fraud
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/18/2021 04:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top|| File under:

#1  To base conclusions on AP (America's Pravda) reporting is absurd.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/18/2021 6:44 Comments || Top||

#2  This is the first of many reports downplaying the voter fraud in Arizona and Georgia. Don't believe them.
Posted by: Spoter B || 07/18/2021 8:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Here is nearly 110,000 ballots in dispute from Maricopa County. This is w/o closer examination such as photocopied ballots, ghost voters and addresses. Notice the 74k received mail-in ballots that have no record of being sent out.

Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/18/2021 9:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Biden won the state by more than 10,000 votes?

Did he really? That appears to be a more and more very questionable claim. Pima County reported only 182 cases of possible fraud. Maricopa County appears to have better than 100,000 votes that could be fraudulent. Pima County did not do a forensic analysis of the vote whereas Maricopa County did. Maricopa County has not received the material that was subpoenaed. So far around 5% of the Maricopa County vote looks questionable. The registered voters in Arizona is something like 4.3 million voters.

The entire State, as well as other states such as Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Georgia should have a forensic audit. Maybe we should have an entire new election under legal Constitutional rules.

What ever happened to all the depositions taken by Giuliani that were taken that suggested many voting illegalities?

IMHO, elections that are fraudulent may be the greatest threat to our freedoms.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/18/2021 10:29 Comments || Top||

#5  The needle is slowly moving...
First, there was absolutely no voter fraud whatsoever and you are a terrible person for even suggesting it.
Now, it's only hundreds of instances of voter fraud, no big deal and certainly not thousands of cases like the bad people are saying.

Side note: You know all those blue cities that have not had a Republican mayor since gawd knows when? I'm starting to see why.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/18/2021 21:51 Comments || Top||

Democrat Rochester Mayor faces child endangerment and firearms related charges
[THEPOSTMILLENNIAL] Rochester’s Mayor Lovely Warren is facing a new round of felony charges today related to firearms and child endangerment, following a police raid at her house back in May of this year that led to the arrest of her husband in what was a cocaine distribution ring.

He’s also facing these newest charges. Warren previously denied knowledge about her husband’s (Timothy Granison’s) activities.

According to Democrat & Chronicle the charges against Democrat Mayor Lovely Warren stem from the May 2021 raid at her house. On that occasion her husband Timothy Granison was arrested on three charges related to drugs and firearms.

While separated from her husband, Mayor Warren still lived with him and their ten-year-old daughter. The Daily Wire at the time said that the couple’s daughter was the only one home at the time of the house search.

On Monday, Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley announced charges against Warren.

"Both are charged with criminal possession of a firearm, a felony, and two counts each of endangering the welfare of a child and failure to lock/secure firearms in a dwelling, both misdemeanors," Democrat & Chronicle says, citing the district attorney’s office.

It was late last year (as well as earlier this year) that Black Lives Matter activists rioted in the city in response to the Rochester Police Department’s handling of Daniel Prude. The 41-year-old black man ran naked in the streets and had to be restrained. He died of asphyxiation in the process.

Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Separated but living together?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/18/2021 8:41 Comments || Top||

#2  A more upscale version of the recent Breonna Taylor incident in Louisville.
Chicks dig bad boys.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/18/2021 9:38 Comments || Top||

#3  That's just lovely.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 07/18/2021 10:57 Comments || Top||

Arizona state senator demands electors be recalled for new election, calls for audit of all 50 states
[BIZPACREVIEW] Following an Arizona Senate hearing Thursday about the ongoing audit of Maricopa County’s election results, a Republican state senator issued stunning tweets calling for the state’s electors to be recalled and a new election held.

State Sen. Wendy Rogers, a retired Air Force pilot, posted the tweets after Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan, CyFIR founder Ben Cotton and Arizona Senate Liaison Ken Bennett testified about their current findings.

"Thousands of names were added to the voting rolls after election day, but are recorded as casting a ballot in the 2020 election," Logan claimed at one point in the hearing.

...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck slipped the sriracha into the habañero, and the habañero into the roasted jalapeño...
all three slammed the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for refusing to hand over the additional information needed to complete the audit.

"Auditors want passwords the county says it doesn’t have, and they also want computer network equipment directly related to the election and a complete copy of the Maricopa County voter registration database," according to Phoenix station KNXV.

Combined, the board’s refusal to comply, Logan’s alleged finding and the whole issue with mail-in ballots reportedly being sent to people who’d never requested them was "enough" for Rogers.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This could be significant.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2021 6:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Did the Dems, with RINO complicity, in a rigged election, install some joker in the W.H. who doesn't belong there? The shock of it all (sarc).
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/18/2021 9:11 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ Yes, it really is shocking to the deplorable conspiracy theorists and anti-JAB crowd. We probably should just go ahead and volunteer to be monitored. Reporting our on-line ammunition purchases and recent FB entries might also be helpful.

[sarc off]
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2021 9:16 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Biden gives UNRWA $135m. after agency condemns anti-Israel hatred
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2021 06:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under:

#1  is there a hall of fame for meaningless agreements
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/18/2021 8:24 Comments || Top||

#2  "Give us a H. U. D. N. A."
Posted by: magpie || 07/18/2021 22:15 Comments || Top||

Democrats plan to to slip immigration changes into $3.5T budget bill, pass without GOP votes
[Just the News] Expected to be included in the Congressional Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill is language that will advance the party's goals for immigration reform. Working with the White House, a group of top Capitol Hill Democrats are workshopping placing a handful of immigration measures into the spending bill that will likely be passed via budget reconciliation, that is with no Republican support.

Democrats are reportedly attempting to include pathways to citizenship for a number of illegal immigrant groups in the bill, including "dreamers," who came or were brought to the United States as minors, and farmworkers already living and working in the country. The Hispanic Caucus is also lobbying to include giving out green cards to "essential workers," including those who work on the frontlines of health professions during the pandemic, as part of the legislation.

It is not clear that the Democrats will be able to include all, or any, of these measures in the final framework of the bill, if they wish to pass it without Republican support. There will likely be a lively back-and-forth with the Senate parliamentarian (who happens to be a former immigration lawyer) regarding what immigration policy can, under the complex and sometimes obscure rules of the Senate, be included in the budget.

To qualify for Senate passage with a simple majority vote, which the $3.5 trillion package theoretically will, any given part of it must directly relate to federal revenue. It remains to be seen how Democrats will retrofit their immigration goals to meet the standards of the Senate rules in that regard.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under:

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  Syrian President Bashar Assad is sworn in for a fourth seven-year term
Sat 2021-07-17
  Former Libyan PM, Al-Sarraj Purchases Vanuatu's Passport
Fri 2021-07-16
  As economic conditions worsen in Leb, angry Beirut residents attack Leb army vehicles; elsehwere, PM-designate Saad Hariri resigns
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  Anti-govt protests in Cuba
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  Possibility of civil war in Afghanistan, sez Atta Muhammad Noor
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  Taliban claim to control 85 percent of Afghanistan
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Thu 2021-07-08
  Ahmad Jibril, Syria-based Paleo terror group PFLP-GC #1, dead at 83; #2 Talal Naji new #1
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