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-Lurid Crime Tales-
US GOV: Let's grab all Elon Musk's Money!
[Twitter]


The Key phrase here is Unrealized Capital Gains - Because he hasn't sold ownership so he's never cashed out. The amount appears to be all his wealth.



Pelosi, Kyrsten Sinema
Posted by: 3dc || 10/26/2021 05:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [309 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  The very definition of counting chickens before they hatch and killing the goose that lays the golden eggs all rolled into one. And all to make a better life for the George Floyds of the world.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 6:04 Comments || Top||

#2  A young, energetic, well educated entrepreneur and philanthropist who understands math. He must be evil.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/26/2021 6:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Well, you have Musk and Thiel on the one hand, tending their knitting and making the occasional sharp observation of society. Then you have Microdose Jack, Fat Boy Benoiff, Suckerpurge, Reed Hastings and other people who think their money gives them some special license to decide how you should live. Maybe billionaires should take a vow of silence.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 6:48 Comments || Top||

#4  OTOH, the gummint could stop the subsidies it makes to Tesla and SpaceX. Let the screeching begin.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 8:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Ref #4: Some things are better leased than purchased.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/26/2021 8:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Hertz's 100K unit Tesla buy means I will get to drive one without owning it or interacting with Tesla sales staff. Call it Samhadi.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 8:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Not to mention as well that the stock owners would get fucked as the value drops with the sale for the tax. Bye bye 401k value.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/26/2021 9:51 Comments || Top||

#8  Only if you own it or let you broker buy it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 9:54 Comments || Top||

#9  It won't happen until Pelosi et al start majorly short-selling.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/26/2021 10:13 Comments || Top||

#10  What's Paul Pelosi doing now? Where's he investing?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 11:08 Comments || Top||

#11  would be more fair to simply alter the 'step up basis' rule and limit the amount of 1031 exchange holdings to, say $10M.

then the cap gains rate could be lowered a point or two with a net
Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/26/2021 15:06 Comments || Top||

#12  When a Democrat California senator gave Musk grief he moved to Texas. Not sure where he can go now, but I imagine he'll be a lot more involved in donating to strategic political campaigns in the future.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/26/2021 16:22 Comments || Top||

#13  I basically think Musk has made most of his money from being a Tax Farmer for various green schemes. This should be a warning to everyone: live by the left-wing swindle, die by the left wing swindle.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 10/26/2021 18:55 Comments || Top||

#14  Icarus Musk
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 20:46 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
Biden admin gives post to National School Boards Association chief who signed 'domestic terrorism' letter
[FoxNews] The Department of Education appointed the president of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to a federal board overseeing student progress, despite a controversial letter the organization sent urging the Biden administration to investigate opposition to school boards.

Earlier this month, Viola Garcia was appointed by Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), which has oversight over the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

The NAEP, according to its website, was first administered in 1969 and "is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what our nation’s students know and can do in subjects such as mathematics, reading, science, and writing."

Garcia signed the Sept. 29 letter asking the Biden administration to review threats and violence against education administrators and schools to determine if they violate the Patriot Act and hate crime laws. The letter came amid clashes between angry parents and educators over COVID-19 policies and critical race theory being taught in classrooms.

The letter went on to address hostilities toward school boards as possible acts of "domestic terrorism," claiming there had been an increase in "acts of malice, violence and threats against public school officials."

The NSBA, which represents more than 90,000 school board members, was in talks with White House officials for several weeks before sending its letter, according to emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon and later released by Parents Defending Education (PDE).
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/26/2021 01:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  well of course they did
Posted by: Frank G || 10/26/2021 13:29 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
A Pentagon definition for extremism is imminent
[Army Times] A progress report from the Defense Department’s Countering Extremism Working Group is about three months late, but it’s nearly done, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told Military Times on Monday.

The report, originally due in July, is supposed to include a list of mid- and long-term efforts for the working group, as well as an update on their first three tasks, as laid out by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin back in April.

“The report is nearing completion,” Kirby said, though there is no date nailed down for briefing the secretary and then announcing the results publicly, adding, “And it will, as we’ve talked about, it will include a new definition set of what extremist activity comprises.”
"Voting Republican, thinking for oneself, denying White Supremacy sins, transphobia, ...."
Previously, the DoD definition of extremist activity focused on planning, fundraising or other “active” participation in extremism groups, though membership was not banned.

The new definition is expected to more specifically identify extremist behaviors, outside of a group setting, as several recent examples of extremist service members have been unaffiliated with an organization.

Though the report is running behind, Kirby said that the working group has continued ahead with its tasks in the meantime.

“They have set up processes, interdepartmental processes, to continue to work on this, Kirby said. “And one of the things that they already said they were going to try to do was another study on extremism, so the work continues.”

In addition to the definition and a prevalence study, the working group will update procedures to screen for extremist sympathies in recruits and to educate transitioning service members about the possibility of being recruited by an extremist group after separation.

In the meantime, DoD has funded outside research into best practices for dealing with extremism in the military

A Rand Corp. report published in September recommended a handful of things the Pentagon is already looking at, including research into the current state of extremist views in the services, as well as means to handle the issue when it comes up.

However, according to the report, “the military could better leverage existing violence prevention programs to prevent service members from becoming involved with extremist groups.”

That same sentiment is reflected in another, privately-funded Rand report released Monday.

Further down the road, Rand’s Monday report suggests, there will need to be a clear framework for dealing with troops who are found to fall under the new definition of extremism.

“Ultimately, DoD will need to craft policies that govern the consequences for service members who are shown to have joined an extremist organization,” which could include discharge, the report continues, but could also involve interventions “designed to help individuals walk away from extremism.”
Posted by: 3dc || 10/26/2021 05:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [334 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  If you served here or visited from 1836 to the present day, you were, or likely are an extremist.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/26/2021 6:50 Comments || Top||

#2  The definition will be fluid like the freaks it is intended to protect.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 6:51 Comments || Top||

#3  "Any position different from the currently approved one."
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/26/2021 10:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Here it comes. Behold our mighty PowerPoint!
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/26/2021 11:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Defense Department’s Countering Extremism Working Woking Group
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 12:19 Comments || Top||

#6  We need to purge the military of all people who have violent tendencies. Replace pugil stick drills with baton twirling contests.
Posted by: Matt || 10/26/2021 12:55 Comments || Top||

#7  There was a SciFi story about that in the late 60s or the early 70s with spec ops in tutus...
Posted by: 3dc || 10/26/2021 13:09 Comments || Top||

#8  But what if extremist is chosen as one's pronoun?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/26/2021 13:21 Comments || Top||

#9  The best outcome I can see here is that Power Point preparation gets classified as an extremist activity. But that's a lot to hope for. Maybe we can dig up a Power Point of Jackson explaining his flanking maneuver at Chancellorsville to Lee.
Posted by: Matt || 10/26/2021 13:23 Comments || Top||

#10  Pretty sure the Sci Fi novel was a John Brunner one.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/26/2021 13:32 Comments || Top||

#11  ^ I hear it inspired Roosevelt's televised fireside chats
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 13:34 Comments || Top||

#12  *snort*
That's back when FJB was In His Prime.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/26/2021 13:47 Comments || Top||

#13  ^#6 Matt - that comment is a keeper, for sure.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/26/2021 14:06 Comments || Top||

#14  Ref #6: Please don't give DoD any ideas :-(
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/26/2021 14:08 Comments || Top||

#15  Merrick Ferret ('MF?'), did you choose that nym or was it perhaps our host's most creative one yet? 'Honoring' our AG as a sometimes-domesticated relative of a weasel.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/26/2021 14:28 Comments || Top||

#16  Yeah, next you'll think they'd have recruits march around in high heels.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/26/2021 14:58 Comments || Top||

#17  did you choose that nym or was it perhaps our host's most creative one yet?

While our host no doubt inspired me -- perhaps the benign equivalent of the young Harvard Wakandan lass's Woke Miasma Theory -- I chose it with the help of MG's parents. Combine a pseudo-Wakandan given name (WTF is a white man doing, running around with a ghetto name like Merrick?) .

As to "Ferret," aside from the alliterative ring, the image of a semi-feral rodent presented itself naturally with this one.

Come to think of it, all of these bizarre characters resemble diminutive semi-feral rodents: (menstruating person)

Tony Blinken-Marten
Squirrelface Kamala
Dr. Rachel Rodent,
BootyGerbil, Czar of Canals & Tunnels
and of course Fauci the Ur-Weasel
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 15:16 Comments || Top||

#18  ^ learn about Harvard Crimson Whi' S'premaciss Miasma Theory here
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 15:18 Comments || Top||

#19  "Everything in the party, nothing outside the party, nothing against the party."
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/26/2021 17:37 Comments || Top||

#20  I am thinking the book was Shockwave Rider.
And.... it has ties back to....
THE RAND CORPORATION

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shockwave_Rider

The Shockwave Rider is a science fiction novel by John Brunner, originally published in 1975. It is notable for its hero's use of computer hacking skills to escape pursuit in a dystopian future, and for the coining of the word "worm" to describe a program that propagates itself through a computer network.[1][2] It also introduces the concept of a Delphi pool,[3] perhaps derived from the RAND Corporation's Delphi method – a futures market on world events which bears close resemblance to DARPA's controversial and cancelled Policy Analysis Market.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/26/2021 20:24 Comments || Top||

#21  Ramd Corp has been a left hand of the Democratic Party since Vietnam

Posted by: 3dc || 10/26/2021 20:29 Comments || Top||

#22  Hmm.. Strategy Page had a "Delphi Like" prediction matrix in it's early days. So did Small Wars Journal
Posted by: 3dc || 10/26/2021 21:20 Comments || Top||


'You don't understand how messed up you are': Obama reveals Michelle told him to spend more time with Bruce Springsteen to help figure out his 'failings and flaws' that eventually led to podcast
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • 'She says, "You know, he understands all his failings and flaws as a man, and you don't seem to understand as well just exactly how messed up you are"'

  • Obama said he replied to his wife: 'You're right. No doubt'

  • Michelle and Barack Obama met in 1989 while working at a law firm in Chicago and married three years later

  • Springsteen and Obama have paired up now to produce a podcast and forthcoming book, 'Renegades: Born in the USA'
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/26/2021 04:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  "Spend some time with someone who isn't ghey (as far as we know) You might learn something."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 6:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Maternal genetic contamination. She is certain of it, has fotos.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/26/2021 7:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Who's the mudshark sitting next to Bath House?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 7:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Danish PM Helle Schmitt.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/26/2021 7:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Um, a cohort known for liking chocolate.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 7:47 Comments || Top||

#6  Nothing like trying to get hooked up, sitting next to your wife, waiting on a funeral.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/26/2021 11:22 Comments || Top||

#7  And Springstee, going to tug that thread again? That pop music poser drunk driving car salesman?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/26/2021 11:28 Comments || Top||

#8  Love to see the thought bubble for Big Mike in that photo. "Bend over Barry... tonight yo' Mike's gonna rip you a new one"
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 11:30 Comments || Top||

#9  Michelle knows he's got that Tiger Woods Scandinavian blond thingy going on?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/26/2021 12:41 Comments || Top||

#10  Just what we need ... an empty suit and no-talent duo.
Posted by: irish rage boy || 10/26/2021 14:27 Comments || Top||


Fauci should be fired after NIH admits funding gain-of-function research, Rand Paul says
[FOXNEWS] Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said in an interview that aired Sunday night that Dr. Anthony Fauci
...American epidemiologist with rotating opinions, warnings about the unlikely, and reassurances that if you wear a mask you won't get COVID, as long as you're wearing multiple masks, assuming wearing a mask is necessary in the first place...
, the top disease specialist in the U.S., should be fired after last week’s revelation that the National Institutes of Health funded gain-of-function research on the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
Paul was interviewed by Axios and mentioned a letter from the NIH to Ranking Member Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., that admitted to "limited experiment" conducted in order to test if "spike proteins from naturally occurring bat coronaviruses circulating in China were capable of binding to the human ACE2 receptor in a mouse model," which critics say contradict Fauci’s long-held claim.

"He [Fauci] should be fired, Paul said. He continued, "just for lack of judgment if nothing else."
Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under:


#2  /\ Lab monkeys, snakes, beagles, finally NYC nursing home residents and the general public.

As if any additional were needed, more evidence NIH is an action arm of big Pharma.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/26/2021 6:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Fauxi and Dasazk pay per view in a cage with scorpions that have had their stingers dipped in ebola.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 6:29 Comments || Top||

#4  "Gain in function" is a PC term for "Weaponization". He developed a bioweapon that was released into the public killing millions. He needs to be tried in the Hague for crimes against humanity.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 10/26/2021 11:12 Comments || Top||

#5  Grandma back into the pestilential nursing home? Ok.

Destroy the livelihoods of 20 million US households? If you say so.

Ruin the next generation by making them into masked zombies staring at screens all day and half the night for a year and a half? Sure, we're all in it together, got it.

But hurt beagles? Now you've done it. That's FASCISM
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 11:18 Comments || Top||

#6  Only problem with the Hague is the only person who died under their jurisdiction died of old age in jail.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 11:23 Comments || Top||

#7  Grandma back into the pestilential nursing home? Ok.

Destroy the livelihoods of 20 million US households? If you say so.

Ruin the next generation by making them into masked zombies staring at screens all day and half the night for a year and a half? Sure, we're all in it together, got it.

But hurt beagles? Now you've done it. That's FASCISM


The first three statements are built upon the foundation of the potion gnome's unquestionable morality.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/26/2021 14:51 Comments || Top||

#8  NIH has its own Dr. Joseph Mengel.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/26/2021 16:00 Comments || Top||

#9  I need a ruling on my Al Hat
For the youngsters, he's like a Dr. Bolivar Trask from Days of Future Past. All these weird, torturous experiments are gross on their own. Together, it creates a weapon of enormous power, except this won't be Sentinels vs. Mutants, it will be The Powerful vs. Humanity.

What those experiments have three goals: hyperfear, madness, and hopelessness. Once they get you in your apportioned box, they will use these tools to do their bidding. That is, until you aren't needed anymore and get replaced by robots.

Imagine. Hawaii all to yourself and 100,000 others, half of them there to do chores mostly unseen, the other half important. Interesting. Famous. Your people. Your own private jet. Your own private island. Do what you will, no longer pretending to obey laws, obey the will of the people whatever that is, obey morality, but rule.

This is what will happen if this farce is allowed to run its course, and if you are reading this, you are not going to be invited.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/26/2021 18:20 Comments || Top||

#10  Call it what it is - the Fauci Plaque.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/26/2021 20:01 Comments || Top||


School boards group that equated parental activism with 'domestic terrorism' owes IRS $20 million
*Snicker* There are real risks to getting the concentrated attention of PTA parents, who nowadays bring skills far more interesting than mere cookie baking to the table.
[JUSTTHENEWS] A national education group that implied some parental activism is tantamount to "domestic terrorism" owes nearly $20 million to the IRS
...the Internal Revenue Service; that office of the United States government that collects taxes and persecutes the regime's political enemies...
, according to tax forms reviewed by Just the News.

Most of that comes from "accrued pension liability," as disclosed by the National School Boards Association's 2017 and 2018 Form 990 filings. Unlike those two, the 2019 form — the most recently filed — does not include an itemized list under the federal income taxes subheading for "other liabilities."

Its liabilities have exceeded its assets by around two to one in recent years, and up to seven to one in the first half of the 2010s, according to rundowns by ProPublica.

Just the News couldn't find any IRS action seeking recovery of that money. The only federal legal action against NSBA in its own jurisdiction was an employee lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, which a judge dismissed about a year ago.

NSBA director of communications Jason Amos noted it's a tax-exempt nonprofit but didn't respond when told the liabilities are listed on its own federal tax forms.

Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Mob Rule

#1  Doesn't look like the right link to the article; it says nothing about the supposed IRS liability. That said, I'm thinking said liability is really what the union owes the pension fund in matching 401(k) contributions, not a tax it owes to the IRS. The latter kind of liability would generally be for unpaid payroll taxes like Al Sharpton did for a number of years.
Posted by: Raj || 10/26/2021 10:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Its liabilities have exceeded its assets by around two to one in recent years, and up to seven to one in the first half of the 2010s,

F--king grifters. Stealing from their own.

So typical of our little make-believe marxists ... cf Patrisse Cullors' theft of millions from the "BLM" griftergroup she launched.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 10:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Seen at the bottom of the article link:

(CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly reported the NSBA's federal tax liability.)
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/26/2021 13:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Oops, no longer any words about taxes or pensions!
Posted by: KBK || 10/26/2021 20:27 Comments || Top||


Meet Ray Epps: The Fed-Protected Provocateur Who Appears To Have Led The Very First 1/6 Attack On The U.S. Capitol
[RevolverNews] If Revolver News’s previous reporting points to a proactive role of the federal government in relation to the conspiracy cases against Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, the Ray Epps story that follows suggests a similar, yet more egregious, explicit, direct and immediate degree of federal involvement in the breach of the Capitol itself.

Here is a transcript of Thomas Massie’s exchange with the Attorney General, just in case you skipped past the video above.

Rep. Massie: As far as we can determine, the individual who was saying he’ll probably go to jail, he’ll probably be arrested, but they need to go into the Capitol the next day, is then directing people into the Capitol the next day, is then the next day directing people to the Capitol. And as far as we can find. You said this is one of the most sweeping in history. Have you seen that video, or those frames from that video?

AG Garland: So as I said at the outset, one of the norms of the Justice Department is to not comment on pending investigations, and particularly not to comment on particular scenes or particular individuals.

Rep. Massie: I was hoping today to give you an opportunity to put to rest the concerns that people have that there were federal agents or assets of the federal government present on January 5 and January 6. Can you tell us, without talking about particular incidents or particular videos, how many agents or assets of the federal government were present on January 6, whether they agitated to go into the Capitol, and if any of them did?

AG Garland: So I’m not going to violate this norm of, uh, of, of, of, the rule of law.

[Looks down and away]

I’m not going to comment on an investigation that’s ongoing.



Merrick Garland the Weasel



Ray Epps; bear hunter, agent provocateur.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under:

#1  When Garland said the Justice Department does not comment on pending investigations the response from Massie should have been “I am requesting you leak the information to the media as the department did on previous investigations”.
Posted by: Airandee || 10/26/2021 4:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Merrick Garland the Weasel

Speaking as a ferret, that's mighty unfair to weasels
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 4:33 Comments || Top||

#3  When I was in college back in the late 70s we were on foot headed out for beer when we spotted an obese syster with piercings and tats decades before those became common, in a circus tent sized muumuu with a little slithery mammal on a leash. One of my fellows said "Nice weasel, lady!" and she bitterly spat back "It's a ferret, asshole." I still get a laugh thinking about it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 6:40 Comments || Top||

#4  I think Mike at Cold Fury came up with one of the best "the morals of a stoat."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 6:42 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ and SWeasel.com: Weasel Times and Stoaty Intelligencer
Posted by: Frank G || 10/26/2021 8:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Weasels Ripped My Flesh...
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/26/2021 10:42 Comments || Top||

#7  The noise people are hearing while passing the Hoover Building is the industrial paper shredders under load.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/26/2021 10:48 Comments || Top||

#8 
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 11:05 Comments || Top||

#9  That is perhaps the gheyist trophy pic I have seen in a long, long time.

Catch that bear up a tree, or rummaging through the trash? Guess should be given props for even seeing one so small?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/26/2021 11:42 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Kamala distances herself from Joe: Number of events they attend together plummets as former adviser reveals VP is unhappy not to have 'all-star portfolios' and instead told to fix the border crisis
She certainly has a higher opinion of herself than everyone else has, and has not demonstrated capability with what's on her plate so far
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/26/2021 02:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She just had one job...
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 10/26/2021 3:53 Comments || Top||

#2  "All-Star Portfolios," eh?
Like what? The COVID portfolio? The Afghan dossier?
Would you believe... Tranny rights?
Or maybe posturing about the nonexistent Green New Deal?
Perhaps parading the heads of "domestic terrorists" on pikes?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 4:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Even at the highest levels, Democrats simply don't like to work.
Posted by: Raj || 10/26/2021 10:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Face it - the Vice President really has only one job: Ask every day "Is the President dead?". If he is not, go back to sleep.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 10/26/2021 10:21 Comments || Top||

#5  and has not demonstrated capability with what's on her plate so far

I swear I read that as "what's on her palate so far".
Posted by: SteveS || 10/26/2021 11:45 Comments || Top||

#6  To be fair, you can only hang out so much when bed time is 3pm.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/26/2021 12:11 Comments || Top||

#7  All-Star Portfolios All-Dwarfs Freakshows
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 12:14 Comments || Top||

#8  Just keep the bucket of spit warm.
Posted by: KBK || 10/26/2021 20:20 Comments || Top||


Georgia elections chief levels withering attack on voter activist Abrams
[JUSTTHENEWS] By John Solomon
Georgia’s top election official on Thursday leveled a blistering attack on his longtime nemesis, arguing liberal voter activist Stacey Abrams has no business interjecting bogus “stolen election” claims into Virginia’s closely contested gubernatorial race to try to help Democrats win.

“With Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe giving Stacey Abrams a platform to spread stolen election conspiracy theories, I felt it important to speak up,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger wrote in an Op-Ed in Real Clear Politics designed to remind voters Abrams leveled unproven claims her bid for Georgia governor was stolen in 2018 long before Donald Trump made similar claims in 2020.

Abrams lost her 2018 race to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp by 55,000 votes but has never conceded and has taken her stories to Virginia in recent days to whip up Democrat votes.

Raffensperger, who famously resisted Trump’s efforts to overturn last November’s election, said Abrams was first to erode Georgians’ confidence in their election systems and then used her claims as a fundraising tool.

“Virginia deserves better,” he wrote. “By inviting Stacey Abrams, who has yet to concede her 2018 gubernatorial election race, to campaign for him, McAuliffe is demonstrating that he cannot be trusted to defend Virginia’s elections, a concerning development that should worry every voter in that state.

“Since November 2018, Abrams has alleged repeatedly that her election was ‘stolen.’ She filed a lawsuit against Georgia’s elections officials that continues to this day, though a federal judge appointed by President Obama has thrown out the most headline-generating allegations,” he continued. “She has raised millions of dollars off of her stolen election claims and has since built a national profile based on lies about the integrity of Georgia’s elections. She has referred to Republicans as domestic enemies.”

Raffensperger also poked McAuliffe, noting his earlier embrace of stolen election claims as far back as 2000.

“McAuliffe is no stranger to stolen election claims either. He famously insists the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections were stolen. In 2019, McAuliffe spread conspiracy theories about voting machines being hacked by the Russians during the 2020 election,” he wrote.

Raffensperger has battled with Abrams for years in the courts of public opinion and law but his OpEd Thursday escalated the feud.
Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Childish schoolyard name calling. Dueling without the scent of cordite, senseless.

The people of Georgia would be far better served if the feckless Raffensperger would confine his limited energy and efforts to voting matters here in Georgia. He's providing her media coverage she would get nowhere else.

Posted by: Besoeker || 10/26/2021 1:32 Comments || Top||

#2  So says the guy who let two elections be stolen right under his nose.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 10/26/2021 8:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Raffensperger, Suckerpurge AssBurgers...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 8:08 Comments || Top||

#4  I don't think she's withering.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/26/2021 9:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Raffi's ability to go after politicians seems rather selective.
Posted by: Raj || 10/26/2021 10:14 Comments || Top||

#6  a blistering attack on ...Stacey Abrams

I suspect Boxcar transmits a lot more blisters than she gets. Treatable with antibiotics but unpleasant nonetheless.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 10:39 Comments || Top||

#7  /\ Treatable, but incurable.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/26/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||

#8  Chancre...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 11:00 Comments || Top||

#9  Both of them need to decorate a lamp post
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/26/2021 17:50 Comments || Top||


White House Claims They Are 'Unfamiliar' with 'F*ck Joe Biden' and 'Let's Go Brandon' Chants
[BREITBART] A front man for the White House claims that the administration is "unfamiliar" with the popular "F*ck Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. I'm not working for you. Don't be such a horse's ass. Don't say he didn't warn us...
" or "Let’s Go Brandon" chants that have filled the halls of so many events in the past few months.

The two chants have been spreading like wildfire since the start of the college football season and an early October NASCAR race respectively.

Mike the Tiger of LSU Tigers is carried by fans during the second half against the Florida Gators at Tiger Stadium on October 16, 2021 in Baton...

But the White House is feigning ignorance of the persistent attack on their boss.

According to the Washington Post: "Administration officials sought to downplay the phenomenon, and at least one claimed to be unfamiliar with the ’Let’s go Brandon’ chant or its cruder cousin, though they are now chanted everywhere from football stadiums to concert arenas to local bars."

Andrew Bates told the paper that he had "never heard of that chant" until the Post’s news hound "explained it" to him.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks during the 10th-anniversary celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial near the Tidal Basin on the...

Still, even as the White House is acting like no one there ever heard of the phenomenon, Joe Biden himself has mentioned it all at least once. The Post reminded readers that Biden made an oblique reference to signs reading "F*ck Joe Biden" that lined the road as he traveled in a presidential motorcade in Pennsylvania last week.

During a speech in Scranton, Biden again claimed that he is one of the most popular presidents in modern history, "Notwithstanding some of the signs I saw coming in."

Naturally, the Post blamed it all on Donald Trump
...The man who was so stupid he beat fourteen professional politicians, a former tech CEO, and a brain surgeon for the Republican nomination in 2016, then beat The Smartest Woman in the World in the general election...
for his "norm-breaking and vulgarity of the Trump era." However,
some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them...
the paper was alarmed that the chants are "far more vulgar and widespread."

The paper also tried to wave off the chants as examples of a mere "target of vilification" being used to unite Republican opponents of Biden. However,
some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them...
the paper neglected to point out that the chants are not only occurring in deep red, Republican districts, but is being seen universally across the nation, even in places as blue as Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Boston, Massachusetts.

Indeed, the chant was heard just today during a a march of New York City municipal workers who are tired of the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
mandates.

Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Anybody surprised by that denial? Anybody? Bueler? Brandon?
Posted by: Bobby || 10/26/2021 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2 
OK!
so they just as much admitted being TOTALLY out of touch with the real world around them.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/26/2021 10:10 Comments || Top||

#3  mutherfuckers would lie about the color of the sky
Posted by: Chris || 10/26/2021 10:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Isn't skinning back the tax man essentially a terroristic activity as far as AOC and Bernie are concerned?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 10:49 Comments || Top||

#5  This level of delusion and detachment from reality is approaching something out of Versailles ca. 1789 or Petrograd in 1917
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 10:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Its a flat out lie.

These people sought out big internet 'Influencers' and made spot ads with them. Don't tell me they don't know the #1 song on iTunes.

If it were Bruce Sprinsteen, they'd be all like, "Yeah, we helped make that happen."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/26/2021 11:50 Comments || Top||

#7  Joe thinks 'F*ck Joe Biden' means they all want to have s*x with him.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/26/2021 14:10 Comments || Top||

#8  There's a pool on when Joe Beavis will chant along.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/26/2021 14:26 Comments || Top||


Meanwhile, in Arlington...
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] Either that was the Publicans, or McAwful's sucking his own gaspipe.
Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sidewalk not maintained and yard not raked.

Leaning Authentic.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/26/2021 12:57 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ photo won't render on Sh!tter for me.

Is it my (antiquated) iOS, or are Komissar Dorsey's minions censoring wrongthink again?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 15:49 Comments || Top||


Almost 10 Dead: AOC confronted after critical statement about January 6
[BIZPACREVIEW] Democratic Rep. Alexandria Sandy Ocasio-Cortez
Dem Congressgirl from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details. She was the inventor of the Green New Deal, though she doesn't talk about it much anymore...
might wish there was an edit button on Twitter, as she was mocked hilariously after she posted a single message on the Rolling Stone hit piece about January 6.In case you missed it, Rolling Stone published an article claiming that White House staffers and GOP members of Congress promised pardons to Jan. 6 organizers. AOC couldn’t wait to get her hands on Twitter to chirp about it, but it didn’t go all that well once people saw her message and noted one key detail.

The Democrat politician quote-tweeted someone and added the following statement: "Any member of Congress who helped plot a terrorist attack on our nation’s capitol must be expelled. This was a terror attack. 138 injured, almost 10 dead. Those responsible remain a danger to our democracy, our country, and human life in the vicinity of our Capitol and beyond."
Nine is almost ten. So's eight, but not so close. I dunno about seven though.


Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What Miz Occasional-Cortex Has illustrated is
"Valley Girls" aren't just from California anymore.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/26/2021 11:51 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ except now they're no longer stupid but pretty. Now they're retarded + equine bovine or hircine butt-ugly
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 12:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Like Kameltoe's step-daughter Ella? A successful model as of January 20, 2021?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/26/2021 13:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Ella Kameltoe : pulchritude :: Hunter B : art
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 13:12 Comments || Top||


Ilhan Omar told constituents at a town hall that Minneapolis' rise in gun violence and carjackings can be blamed on police
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Mob Rule

#1  Well, yeah. If the po po arrested the bangahs and carjackas, the problem would at least abate. Can't have that...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2021 7:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Same narrative being pushed here in Seattle by the City Clowncil regarding increased criminal activity; they went further and placed the blame directly on the Chief.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 10/26/2021 9:43 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm continually amazed that Islamic whore is an elected official.
Posted by: Crusader || 10/26/2021 10:16 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ Vibrant And Diverse™
Posted by: Frank G || 10/26/2021 10:21 Comments || Top||

#5  It was a trope in old movies for the beat cop outside the bank to run up to a motorist and yell "Follow that car!" Does that count as carjacking for Omar?
Posted by: james || 10/26/2021 11:23 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Facebook will fuel more violent unrest around the world because of the way its algorithms are designed to promote divisive content: whistleblower
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This is the argument to institute censorship. What she is saying is the 1st amendment should not apply here for the betterment of the masses, as they are too stupid to not get angry and shoot people..
Posted by: 49 Pan || 10/26/2021 11:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Fakebook's internal "activists" and "whistleblowers" are upset that it doesn't do even MORE censorship of UnWoke Deplorable wrongthink. Per documents leaked to the WSJ,

Facebook employees, as seen in a large quantity of internal message-board conversations, have agitated consistently for the company to act against far-right sites.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/26/2021 11:13 Comments || Top||

#3  how transparent are these people? They think we're idiots
Posted by: 746 || 10/26/2021 19:07 Comments || Top||



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