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Over 120 Killed After ISIS Mass Prison Break In US-Occupied Northeast Syri, 140+ as of Monday
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-Obits-
Sheldon Silver, D-NY power broker sent to prison, dead at 77
Posted by: Frank G || 01/25/2022 06:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Another sad covid death.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/25/2022 7:01 Comments || Top||

#2  He'll be among friends.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/25/2022 7:12 Comments || Top||

#3  represented lower Manhattan
Posted by: Lord Garth || 01/25/2022 9:34 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ You mean lowdown Manhattan.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/25/2022 14:21 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
Joe Biden Snaps, Calls Fox Reporter Doocy 'Stupid Son of a Bitch'
[Townhall] He's losing his f*&king mind. He was always a pompous lying asshole, now he's lost his minimal filter functions
Posted by: Frank G || 01/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [387 views] Top|| File under:

#1  When will someone remove him ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/25/2022 0:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Who? Klain? Dr. Edith? Fauci???
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/25/2022 0:56 Comments || Top||

#3  ...media silent.
Posted by: Sheter the Lesser9291 || 01/25/2022 3:33 Comments || Top||


#5  Civility. It's a stick to hit your opponents with, not something you are bound by yourself. If you are a lefty, that is...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/25/2022 8:13 Comments || Top||

#6  He is, was, and always will be a cruel biased, racist hack. Truth and kindness have no place in his life. Why is anyone surprised??
Posted by: 49 Pan || 01/25/2022 9:36 Comments || Top||

#7  This asshole is everything the Left and Never-Trumpers accused OrangeMan of being-- only in his case, it's all true. Corrupt. Chaotic. Mentally decrepit. Nasty, mendacious, divisive, buffoonish, scorned by foreign leaders. And traitorous.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/25/2022 9:52 Comments || Top||

#8  And if Trump had said the same about a liberal reporter....
Posted by: ruprecht || 01/25/2022 10:11 Comments || Top||

#9  it seems that psaki has had enough.
Posted by: irish rage boy || 01/25/2022 10:23 Comments || Top||

#10  /\ Don't know about that, but I've had quite enough of Psaki.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/25/2022 10:48 Comments || Top||

#11  Soooo...is that like a mean tweet?
Posted by: Bobby || 01/25/2022 11:25 Comments || Top||

#12  Impulse control loss. Likely already into the getting physical part of sundowners.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/25/2022 12:15 Comments || Top||

#13 
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/25/2022 12:22 Comments || Top||

#14  Goofy maybe, SOB, not so much.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 01/25/2022 13:11 Comments || Top||

#15  Got snappy because he felt he was tricked into saying something ditsy.

Like owning runaway inflation as a mid-term asset.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/25/2022 14:02 Comments || Top||

#16  Annnnnndd.....the lousy memers come out making fun of people who complain about high prices.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/25/2022 14:45 Comments || Top||

#17  Well, it might have been embarrassing if Joe had to give an honest answer. This was the best he could do.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/25/2022 14:49 Comments || Top||

#18  Projection.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/25/2022 17:54 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
‘Red-Handed' Reveals Chinese Donations to University of Pennsylvania Soared After Biden Center Announcement
[Breitbart]
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under: Commies


#2  We Are Ruled By Felons
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/25/2022 2:07 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
Chinese tech giant Huawei paid Dem Tony Podesta $1 million for lobbying Biden White House: Report
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/25/2022 07:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Not just corrupt. He's also a repeat conspirator against our Republic.

Remember, Podesta is Hillary's hatchet man. He was behind the destruction of Hillary's hard drive. He was a key figure in Perkins Coie-GPS-Steele farce.

Podesta also was one of the coup plotters in 2020's bogus, Orwellian "Transition Integrity Project" war-gaming exercise. Podesta played the role of Brandon, seizing power by overruling a hypothetical Trump victory.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/25/2022 10:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Tony, or John?
Posted by: Frank G || 01/25/2022 12:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Oops, that was John. The other member of the Podesta Crime Family
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/25/2022 13:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Well, please to remember. WOP stands for "With out papers."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/25/2022 13:45 Comments || Top||

#5  John Podesta was Hillary's campaign manager in 2016. Formerly served as White House Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton from 1998 to 2001 and Counselor to President Barack Obama from 2014 to 2015. I remember when John Podesta got his email hacked during the 2016 campaign because he fell for a phishing scam. That was shockingly stupid for a guy who has held such responsible positions. Then he got all butt hurt, blamed Trump and the Russians. On election night, when Hillary refused to appear for a concession speech, John had to go before the campaign workers and apologize for her. No pride. No principles. Apparently not a whole lot of smarts but at least Tony has enough to be a bag man for a corrupt Chicom corporation. It seems to run in the family.

It's interesting if you search for John Podesta on DuckDuckGo what kind of material shows up.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/25/2022 14:44 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Alabama's new congressional map blocked by 'Federal' judges
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Federal judges on Monday blocked Alabama from using newly drawn congressional districts in upcoming elections, ruling that the state should have two districts — instead of one — in which Black voters are a sizable portion of the electorate.

"Black voters have less opportunity than other Alabamians to elect candidates of their choice to Congress," the three-judge panel wrote in the 225-page ruling that found plaintiffs are "substantially likely" to prevail on claims that the current districts violate the Voting Rights Act.

"We find that the plaintiffs will suffer an irreparable harm if they must vote in the 2022 congressional elections based on a redistricting plan that violates federal law," the ruling stated.

The judges blocked use of the map and stayed the candidate qualification deadline with political parties from Friday until Feb. 11 to allow the Legislature the opportunity to enact a remedial plan.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/25/2022 07:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Who needs Biden's 'Federal Election Voting Rights' legislation when Federal Judges can decide States issues ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/25/2022 7:06 Comments || Top||

#2 
IF the ultimate goal is a colorless, homogeneous society?

Then why are we are always dividing up voting districts based on COLOR percentages? Isn't it enough we are already dividing based on Political views. But now the Democrats get an extra voting filter to also play a False Race Card votes?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/25/2022 7:14 Comments || Top||

#3  I thought SCOTUS just said the feds should butt out?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/25/2022 8:37 Comments || Top||

#4  we need a constitutional convention to set country-wide voting regulations. Districts based solely on population. voting in person with utility receipt.
I would like to see discussed a national registry which contains a voters age, gender (look in your trouisers!), county, state. Which would be queried by county registrars to determine eligibility.
Posted by: irish rage boy || 01/25/2022 10:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Districts based solely on citizen population.

FIFY
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/25/2022 12:25 Comments || Top||

#6  Yes. Drop a grid on the state. From each cross hatch, move out until population = enough for a district. Strictly mathematical, no political or court jiggering.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/25/2022 12:35 Comments || Top||

#7  If a given urban area is carved up into multiple districts, all the better.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/25/2022 12:36 Comments || Top||

#8  The judges are racists.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/25/2022 14:48 Comments || Top||

#9  Of course they are. All blacks are. Even ones who think they aren't Same as whites. Only blacks are encouraged to be rayciss.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/25/2022 14:50 Comments || Top||

#10  Have these three judges considered that the rest of us are enjoying (sarc) taxation without representation as well. Can we ask: Does Maxene Waters represent anyone other than herself and her family. Who are these three judges and how did they arrive at this cockamie, racist decision. Who appointed them? Do they happen to be black and Dems? Congressional maps are about the census and party and not race. This decision should be appealed.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/25/2022 17:36 Comments || Top||

#11  All blacks are

You owe Justice Thomas an apology. Closest thing we still have as a Constitutionist still on the bench.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/25/2022 18:19 Comments || Top||

#12  Closest thing we still have as a Constitutionist still on the bench.

I have high hopes for Gorsuch.
Posted by: Angstrom || 01/25/2022 18:41 Comments || Top||

#13  Re #6: It's not that simple. There are many ways to draw the lines, and many rules to follow to determine where the boundary lines have to be.

Some math about it (http://www.ams.org/publicoutreach/feature-column/fc-2014-08)

Posted by: Chunky Cromomp5101 || 01/25/2022 20:35 Comments || Top||


Wakandan judges greenlight special grand jury for Trump probe
[AJR] The judges on Fulton County’s Superior Court bench on Monday cleared the way for a special grand jury to be used for District Attorney Fani Willis’ investigation of former President Donald Trump and his efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results.

Chief Judge Christopher S. Brasher wrote that a majority of the judges had agreed to the request issued by Willis’ office late last week.

The special grand jury will be impaneled May 2 and can continue for a period "not to exceed 12 months," Brasher wrote in an order.

"The special purpose grand jury shall be authorized to investigate any and all facts and circumstances relating directly or indirectly to alleged violations of the laws of the State of Georgia," Brasher wrote.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/25/2022 06:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Posted by: 3dc || 01/25/2022 7:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Fulton County has a faf Fani.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 01/25/2022 8:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Fulton County has a fat Fani.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 01/25/2022 8:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Fulton county has plenty of them TOTW
Posted by: Chris || 01/25/2022 10:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Attorney Fani Willis’ investigation of former President Donald Trump and his efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results.

So anyone who questions a fraudulent election is at risk of going before a grand jury or worse? Lawfare harassment at it again. Impeachment 3.0?
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/25/2022 17:53 Comments || Top||


Amazon, Facebook Spend Millions Lobbying Congress for More Legal Immigration, Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
[Breitbart] Two of the nation’s largest tech conglomerates, Amazon and Facebook, spent millions last year lobbying members of Congress to back legislation expanding legal immigration levels and amnesty for illegal aliens, records show.

In all of last year, Amazon spent $20.3 million on lobbying lawmakers — including on bills that would have benefited the multinational corporation’s reliance on cheap foreign labor. Facebook, similarly, spent $20.1 million on lobbying lawmakers.


Specifically, lobbying reports show, both Amazon and Facebook lobbied members of Congress to pass a huge green card giveaway scheme that would reward tech corporations for years of outsourcing American jobs to imported foreign visa workers while also allowing Indian and Chinese nationals to monopolize the employment-based green card system for at least a decade.

Amazon and Facebook also lobbied Congress to increase the process known as “chain migration” whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the United States. Already, 7-in-10 legal immigrants arrive via chain migration among the roughly 1.2 million legal immigrants that are rewarded green cards every year.

Most significantly, Washington, D.C. lobbyists for Amazon and Facebook were vital in the push for President Joe Biden’s failed “Build Back Better Act” which would have provided amnesty to most of the nation’s 11 to 22 million illegal aliens as well as limitless immigration for corporations.

Tech lobbyists have enjoyed a close financial relationship with elected Republicans and Democrats in recent decades.

For instance, a review of Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show that Amazon’s top lobbyist has recently donated to the Buckeye Victory Fund — which has transferred thousands in donations to the National Republican Congressional Committee — along with Reps. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Liz Cheney (R-WY), and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).

Other lobbyists for Amazon have recently donated to Reps. Patty Murray (D-WA), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Angie Craig (D-MN), among others.

Meanwhile, lobbyists for Facebook have recently thrown cash at Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), the National Republican Study Committee (NRSC) which is chaired by Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA), and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So those outfits are the "Bosses" in this article.
Posted by: Bobby || 01/25/2022 11:55 Comments || Top||

#2  That's how oligarchy works. Any further questions?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/25/2022 11:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Remember when lefties hated robber barons? Good times...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/25/2022 12:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Liz Cheney (R-WY), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)

Smart investments
*snicker*
Posted by: Frank G || 01/25/2022 13:49 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ In an ideal future, people like Cheney and Kinzinger will be absolutely stripped of assets, including all their immediate relatives, and made guests of honor Gavin Hairgel on LA's skid row.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/25/2022 13:51 Comments || Top||


Beto Doesn't Want Biden anywhere near his campaign
[DallasNews] AUSTIN; Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke on Friday said that he would have no interest in getting campaign assistance from President Joe Biden, who has seen his approval ratings plummet in recent months.

O'Rourke told reporters he would not seek the help of any politician from Washington when asked if he would accept help from Biden during his bid to oust Gov. Greg Abbott from office.

"I'm not interested in any national politician; anyone outside of Texas; coming into this state to help decide the outcome of this," O'Rourke said. "I think we all want to make sure that we're working with, listening to and voting with one another here in Texas..

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and even Stacy Abrams found a way to avoid Biden when he spoke in Georgia
Posted by: Lord Garth || 01/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He just wants everyone to know that if they want Texas to be super-blue they can send their donations to his official account in the Caymans, no amounts too small, alternate currencies accepted, checks should be made out to Cash.
Posted by: ruprecht || 01/25/2022 10:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Bidet should go along with this. The one thing thing working with Beto Biteme will do is make you look stupid.
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/25/2022 16:41 Comments || Top||

#3  "I'm not interested in any national politician; anyone outside of Texas; coming into this state to help decide the outcome of this,"

Not even a Boarder Czar? That's some cold boxty.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/25/2022 16:47 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Netanyahu rejects plea deal with clause that would ban him from politics
[JPost] Same politics as J-6 when they want to use law to force pols they don't like from running
Posted by: Frank G || 01/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Came here to say that - nice call.
Posted by: Raj || 01/25/2022 0:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Cleanup on Aisle 2, and this time I'm not calling some rando asshole an asshole.
Posted by: Raj || 01/25/2022 0:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Duplicate deleted. Is the first comment not yours, Raj?
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/25/2022 0:49 Comments || Top||

#4  All mine, tw. I have this whack problem with duplicate comments for about the past year, and it's still with me even after I flattened my machine (complete reinstall of Windows 10, an annual event) on 1/1/2021.
Posted by: Raj || 01/25/2022 0:56 Comments || Top||

#5  ...and even 1/1/2022.
Posted by: Raj || 01/25/2022 0:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Windows. Ugh.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 01/25/2022 5:32 Comments || Top||

#7  The censor and cancel culture is at their evil work in Israel as well; get rid of anyone who is a political threat.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/25/2022 17:44 Comments || Top||



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