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Seven Pakistani soldiers, five militants killed in gun battle in South Waziristan
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Durham seeks indictment against lawyer at Steele dossier-linked law firm over Alfa Bank matter
[Washington Examiner] Special counsel John Durham reportedly seeks a grand jury indictment against Michael Sussmann, a cybersecurity lawyer at a Democratic-allied law firm closely linked to British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s discredited dossier.

The charge is said to be related to an alleged false statement to the FBI about a client's identity when Sussmann pushed now-debunked claims about secret communications between Russia’s Alfa Bank and the Trump Organization in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election.

Durham "has told the Justice Department that he will ask a grand jury to indict a prominent cybersecurity lawyer on a charge of making a false statement to the FBI," the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing "people familiar with the matter."

The report said Durham’s case against Sussmann, who works at the powerhouse Perkins Coie law firm, "centers on the question of whom his client was when he conveyed certain suspicions" about former President Donald Trump and Russia to then-FBI General Counsel James Baker in September 2016.

Sussmann "relayed data and analysis from cybersecurity researchers who thought that odd internet data might be evidence of a covert communications channel" during the meeting with Baker, the report said.

Durham has until the weekend to charge Sussmann because of a five-year statute of limitations. Neither Durham nor the Justice Department has commented on the report as of press time. Sussmann has denied wrongdoing.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/16/2021 05:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Durham has until the weekend to charge Sussmann because of a five-year statute of limitations.

Last minute Kabuki theater or the search for a plea bargaining rat? Forgive me, but I am leaning toward the 'there, see....I did something' theater.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/16/2021 5:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Lone fall guy identified.
Posted by: KBK || 09/16/2021 9:00 Comments || Top||

#3  How about charge (or more) of making a false statement by the FBI?
Posted by: Raj || 09/16/2021 9:50 Comments || Top||

#4  What? You expected him to indict Hillary?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/16/2021 11:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Amazing the person paying the lawyer is not indicted.
Posted by: Airandee || 09/16/2021 18:10 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
Occupy Democrats: ‘You don't want to get vaccinated? You have to move and if you don't EVICTION! ‘


Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 05:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Libertarian Party of Texas
@LPTexas

Replying to
@OccupyDemocrats
Democrats: Housing is a human right!*

*Unless your unvaccinated
Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 6:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Libertarian is someone who is fine with communism as long as there's dope.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 6:07 Comments || Top||

#3  DeSantis will grind this asshole's bones down to dust.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 6:09 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 6:43 Comments || Top||

#5 

PREDICTION
Large Fla. Landlord to be sued into Bankruptcy and and arrested for civil rights and etc. violations.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/16/2021 7:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Old conservative: The main legal property rights are the right of possession, the right of control, the right of exclusion, the right to derive income, and the right of disposition.

New conservative: DeSantis will grind this asshole's bones down to dust.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 7:15 Comments || Top||

#7  grom you made a big deal a few days ago about a man dying after being denied admission to 43 hospitals because they were full of covid patients. Turns oyt it was a lie. Again.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/16/2021 8:40 Comments || Top||

#8  Bigger lie than your claims about personally knowing 4 people who died of vaccination side effects?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/16/2021 8:54 Comments || Top||

#9  ...Maybe you & Nicki Minaj can form a mutual admiration club - the swollen b*lls society.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 9:15 Comments || Top||

#10  Please stop, g(r)ongoru.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/16/2021 9:33 Comments || Top||

#11  ^I didn't start it. Maybe you should talk to members that belief that by attacking me then can make covid go away.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 10:00 Comments || Top||

#12  Nobody attacked you here, g(r)omgoru. Deacon Blue’s link is informational, and being discussed today here.

As for the landlord, it will be interesting to see how his attempt plays out. While I believe Florida has stronger landlord protections in the state law code than, for instance, New York State, the right of exclusion is not absolute. Discrimination claims by the tenants are likely to get a hearing in the courts. Also, I’ve been a landlord: evicting people takes months, during which time the tenants are likely to stop paying rent and start vandalizing the place. I have to wonder if this is as much about vaccination as a tactic to clear apartments to make them available for rent to new tenants at much higher prices.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/16/2021 10:23 Comments || Top||

#13  It's, for a certain type, all about the angle. If COVID gives that sort an angle, they'll use it. Ruins an intended good for everyone else? People who work angles don't give a sh*t about that.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 10:29 Comments || Top||

#14  Great video on FaceBook
Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 11:45 Comments || Top||

#15  I don't believe we will ever eradicate Covid-19. It mutates too fast like the flu or the common cold. This is not polio, smallpox or the measles. Biden and the misguided landlord in this story should know that. I think Biden does know it. I'm sure that Fauci knows it. The CCP opened Pandora's box and we'll never get all the bad stuff back into it. I'll get my covid shot(s) every year just like I get my flu shot because I got the flu one year and I don't want it again.

But, hey, if you don't wanna get the shot then you take your chances. Just don't come crying to me when you get sick and your insurance company cancels your policy.

But I don't believe people like Biden or this misguided landlord care about that. They want to control people and covid is just another tool that allows them to do it. The first clue was when Democrats used covid as an excuse for their votecheat-by-mail scheme in the 2020 election.

We all know that the story of Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend's private parts is bogus. But Nicki Minaj has a right to her opinion just like g(r)omgoru does. The problem is that she got booted from twitter and the MSM came down on her like a ton of bricks for what she posted about it. That's scary. Biden is scary.

I fear Biden and the people who are using him and the way they are using covid more than I fear covid.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/16/2021 13:06 Comments || Top||

#16  I hope that landlord has fire insurance
Posted by: Airandee || 09/16/2021 13:41 Comments || Top||

#17  Coronavirus Forever: Fauci Fails to Dismiss Fears of ‘Monster’ Variant



From the article:

“There’s always a risk of, as you get more circulation of virus in the community, that you’ll get enough accumulation of new mutations to get a variant that is functionally different than the ones we’re seeing now,” he told Morning Joe cohost Mika Brzezinski.
“One of the reasons why we want to make sure we get as many people vaccinated as we possibly can is that viruses will not mutate if they don’t have the opportunity to spread and replicate,” he continued.
“So the more dynamics of viral activity you have in the community, the greater opportunity you give to the virus to mutate. So it’s one of those things that you’re vaccinating now to prevent the next mutant coming, the next variant from coming,” he added.


But it's too late, doctor. The cat's outta the bag and you'll never get her back in there. Besides, you have an enormous credibility problem.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/16/2021 14:18 Comments || Top||

#18  #12 TW. You know perfectly well that I wasn't referring to landlord's motivation but to MM's Crypto fascist (and I don't use terms life fascist or communist lightly) statement.

As to my Covid views - I know they're not popular. But, I spent a lot of enjoyable hours on Rantburg. Abandoning my fellow burghers to the rivers of misinformation and dumb fantasies* seemed dishonorable. Since, most of you ARE vaccinated, I was wrong. Have fun.

*Masks don't work.
Evil liberal doctors poison people who take HCQ.
Fauci rules the world - like, for example, forcing China to lookdown 10 million people city.
Brazil's experience with HCQ is irrelevant.
Passive immunization is cheaper (and longer working) than active one.
"I personally know 4 people who died after receiving Der Jab."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 14:18 Comments || Top||

#19  Lost another friend to covid. He had been vaccinated, caught covid, had to be hospitalized, and died 2 days ago. His son said I could use his name. Bruce Cummings. That makes 5 people I know who were vaccinated and still died from covid. Tell me again how good it is.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/16/2021 14:28 Comments || Top||

#20  Understand, grom, the vaccine is not the problem. I sincerely hope that companies like Pfizer and Moderna can keep adapting with new vaccines for the new variants that are certainly coming year after year. I will get the jab.

The problem is the way the government is using covid to control people. The more Biden issues unconstitutional edicts, the more people will fear him instead of the virus.

It tells us everything we need to know when hypocrites like Newsom and Pelosi make a big deal of wearing masks in public and then get caught without their masks when they think nobody's watching. It's all a lie.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/16/2021 14:29 Comments || Top||

#21  Grom, I don't lie. Come over here and call me a lier to my face. You may walk over but you will limp back.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/16/2021 14:30 Comments || Top||

#22  The problem is the way the government is using covid to control people.

Be your age Abu: they don't need pandemic to gain control - they've been steadily gaining control for a 100 years. By being Covid-sceptic Repubs just give them more ammo & and turn away independents.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 14:35 Comments || Top||

#23  #21 What do we call somebody who makes physical threats on internet?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 14:37 Comments || Top||

#24  #23 #21 What do we call somebody who makes physical threats on internet?

State your views and listen to others' Anything beyond that and you are antagonizing the situation.

You are advised to do that and only that: state your views.
Posted by: badanov || 09/16/2021 14:56 Comments || Top||

#25  Stop calling me a lier and you won't get threatened.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/16/2021 15:07 Comments || Top||

#26  What do we call someone who calls someone else a lier without a shred of evidence? Who posts stories that turn out to be lies? I call them useless twits.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/16/2021 15:09 Comments || Top||

#27  Ref #18. If you desire to spend a lot more...."enjoyable hours on the Burg"...how about backing it off just a tad.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/16/2021 15:13 Comments || Top||

#28  Isn't it time COVID Troll Grom was banned from this site? Never has anything true,interesting, or even funny to say
Posted by: Elmoter Whulet2311 || 09/16/2021 20:38 Comments || Top||

#29  Blow, lord of the winds and of humours,
Most trusted discerner of rumours,
Head censor in charge,
Honoured Mme. Defarge,
Central planner for Rantburg consumours!

Ban g(r)om, you've [is it just me, or hasn't everybody started doing that?] to ban me too! Oh, shit... he's doomed.
Posted by: Vortigern de Medici9432 || 09/16/2021 22:59 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
NYC Mayor calls for NYPD help, punishments for 'AWOL' correction officers as Rikers Island faces 'crisis'
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under:



Europe
Germany: Coal tops wind as primary electricity source
[DW] In the first half of 2021, coal shot up as the biggest contributor to Germany's electric grid, while wind power dropped to its lowest level since 2018. Officials say the weather is partly to blame.
"You chose...poorly"
Despite efforts to boost renewable energy sources, coal unseated wind power as the biggest energy contributor to the German network in the first six months of 2021, according to official statistics released on Monday.

The data comes as Germany looks to speed up its exit from coal-powered plants after years of mounting pressure from climate experts and activists over the country's dependence on coal and its detrimental impact in fueling the climate crisis.

But the latest figures also reveal the challenges that lie ahead with the country's energy shift.

What did the data show?

Data published by the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) found that the production of electricity from "conventional" energy sources rose by 20.9% this year, compared to the first half of 2020.

In total, conventional energy sources — including coal, natural gas and nuclear energy — comprised 56% of the total electricity fed into Germany's grid in the first half of 2021.

Coal was the leader out of the conventional energy sources, comprising over 27% of Germany's electricity.

Wind power's contribution to the electric grid, on the other hand, dropped significantly compared to the previous year — from 29% to 22%.

Wind had been the top producer of electricity, but has now logged its lowest figures since 2018.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 06:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  Sometimes the wind blows, sometimes it doesn't.

You have to get up there and grease those fans once in a while, and winterize them too. They turn better that way and don't burn up their gears and bearings (as a few operators have found out).
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/16/2021 10:06 Comments || Top||

#2  the weather is partly to blame.
So climate change is interfering with our attempts to stop it? Kind of sounds like some Sci-Fi movie I saw half a century ago.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/16/2021 11:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Goo thing they turned off the nukes. Scary, ya know.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/16/2021 12:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Good thing. PIMF
Posted by: Bobby || 09/16/2021 12:23 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
Another 200,000-plus migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in August - a 317 per cent increase from 2020
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under:


#2  They're all vaxxed, right? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/16/2021 8:21 Comments || Top||

#3  According to Dr. Fraudchi, and his puppet, being a illegal alien migrant makes you immune or something.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/16/2021 8:40 Comments || Top||

#4  ^Ding ding DING! We have a winner!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 8:50 Comments || Top||

#5  being a illegal alien migrant makes you immune or something.
Same thing with the homeless.
And there may be an element of truth to it - in the apparently beneficial effects of UVB and vitamin D.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/16/2021 11:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Law enforcement along the US's southern border says border security has collapsed.

I say, so has the US.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 09/16/2021 12:54 Comments || Top||


Biden [the puppet] says he has 'great confidence' in Joint Chiefs chairman Milley despite him admitting he DID call China and lectured staff on nukes protocol: Trump's defense secretary says he 'did not' authorize calls and general should resign
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • President Joe Biden said he has 'great confidence' in General Mark Milley after he admitted to holding calls with his Chinese counterpart working under Trump

  • Press Secretary Jen Psaki called Milley a 'patriot' when defending him

  • Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also expressed his support, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a briefing on Wednesday

  • She said Biden has 'complete confidence' in Milley's 'fidelity to our Constitution'

  • Former Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, who led the Pentagon at the time of the second call, said he 'would never' authorize the 'secret' comms

  • General Mark Milley confirmed the phone calls took place in a Wednesday statement via his spokesman Colonel Dave Butler

  • A new book claims Milley phoned his Chinese counterpart to give reassurances two days after the January 6 Capitol riot

  • Trump accused him of treason and Republicans are demanding he resign

  • The book's revelations triggered a wave of concern that Milley had violated the chain of command and endangered national security

  • All of the above was detailed in 'Peril', an upcoming book about the 2020 presidential election by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa

But former Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller, who would have led the Pentagon when Milley made the January call, said he 'did not and would not ever authorize' the general to have the 'secret' calls.

Miller called on Milley to resign.

'The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the highest-ranking military officer whose sole role is providing military-specific advice to the president, and by law is prohibited from exercising executive authority to command forces,' Miller told Fox News.

Miller pointed out that the chain of command goes from the president to Defense chief, not through Milley's position.

His former chief of staff Kash Patel told Fox, 'The law governing the Joint Chiefs of Staff specifically forbids the chairman from exercising any operational command authority.'

The outlet also reported the call placed in October was coordinated with then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who was fired shortly after the election.

MARK MILLEY'S STATEMENT ON CALLS WITH CHINA IN FULL
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs regularly communicates with Chiefs of Defense across the world, including with China and Russia.

These conversations remain vital to improving mutual understanding of U.S. national security interests, reducing tensions, providing clarity and avoiding unintended consequences or conflict.

His calls with the Chinese and others in October and January were in keeping with these duties and responsibilities conveying reassurance in order to maintain strategic stability.

All calls from the Chairman to his counterparts, including those reported, are staffed, coordinated and communicated with the Department of Defense and the interagency.

Also in keeping with his responsibilities as senior military advisor to the President and Secretary of Defense, General Milley frequently conducts meetings with uniformed leaders across the Services to ensure all leaders are aware of current issues.

The meeting regarding nuclear weapons protocols was to remind uniformed leaders in the Pentagon of the long-established and robust procedures in light of media reporting on the subject.

General Milley continues to act and advise within his authority in the lawful tradition of civilian control of the military and his oath to the Constitution.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  "Treason doth not prosper, for what is the reason? If it doth prosper, none dare call it treason!"
Posted by: borgboy || 09/16/2021 0:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Treason = Death Penalty = Firing Squad

Need one of these cases in this 21st Century for Chain of Command Control.

Throw Alexander Vindman in for an "extra" in this side show

Born:
Александр Семёнович Виндман, Alexander Semyonovich Vindman, June 6, 1975, Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)
Posted by: Gerthudion Glavinter5332 || 09/16/2021 1:04 Comments || Top||

#3  And the Congress sits on their hands, says little, and does nothing.

Nearly everyone knew Biden was no longer in charge. With the Constitution ignored, it would appears we are now led by a Military Junta.

"We are the ones with the guns."
~ General Mark Milley

Posted by: Besoeker || 09/16/2021 1:10 Comments || Top||

#4  "We are the ones with the guns."
~ General Mark Milley


US Military All Branches 2020: 480,000.

National Rifle Association Membership 2020: 5.5 Million
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 09/16/2021 1:40 Comments || Top||

#5  The left now worships the CIA and Pentagon. Who saw that coming?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 5:20 Comments || Top||

#6  /\ They too, now recognize their masters.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/16/2021 5:21 Comments || Top||

#7  What will it take to, as Breece D'J Pancake said, "tip the water bucket?"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 5:30 Comments || Top||

#8  Max Abrahms
@MaxAbrahms
·
16h
Someone needs to tell General Milley that his job is to win wars against international adversaries — not wage wars against his domestic opponents.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 5:49 Comments || Top||

#9  Start winning by leaving the neocon warbloggers behind.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 5:53 Comments || Top||


#11  /\ Excellent post 3dc. Excerpt below, could anything be more obvious, more true:

The totalitarian Left passionately believes there should be an elite core of government bureaucrats, with correct ideology and Party credentials, who are not subject to the whims of voters. There are issues of such importance that idiot voters cannot be allowed to interfere.

Posted by: Besoeker || 09/16/2021 6:30 Comments || Top||

#12  "General Mark Milley confirmed the phone calls took place in a Wednesday statement via his spokesman Colonel Dave Butler." The cowardly bastard will have to appear on stage sooner or later. Tragically, it will before a craven Congress.
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 09/16/2021 7:12 Comments || Top||

#13  What on earth is happening to our cherished Republic?

How did we get to this state?
Posted by: Patriot || 09/16/2021 7:17 Comments || Top||

#14  ^ failing to heed the warning about entangling international alliances. Should never have become the 'world's policeman'. The price was your republic which was never designed to allow such concentration of power.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/16/2021 7:37 Comments || Top||

#15  You went abroad seeking monsters to destroy, and ignored the monstrous traitors devouring your house from within
Posted by: John Quincy || 09/16/2021 7:41 Comments || Top||

#16  Stack all of this on top of the Daszak Tape from FEb. 2016 and all the other things having to do with the creation and management of the plandemic and things start looking worse.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/16/2021 9:32 Comments || Top||

#17  Anyone seen a rush of resignations or retirement papers hitting the personnel offices? Nay, me neither.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/16/2021 9:52 Comments || Top||

#18 
Posted by: Greng Black3494 || 09/16/2021 10:13 Comments || Top||

#19  So, if Milley and the Chinese general are BFF's and this is all routine, has Milley given the Chinese general any reassurances about Biden? The CCP has to have a blooper reel of Biden's stumbles, babbling and general incoherence, and if I were the Chinese general I'd be asking Milley (in Mandarin): "Mark, baby, what's up with this goofball? Do you actually take orders from him?" (In fact I'd like to know that myself.)
Posted by: Matt || 09/16/2021 12:26 Comments || Top||

#20  What Thing said at #16. Call me paranoid if you want but it's awfully suspicious.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/16/2021 12:34 Comments || Top||

#21  Well, it appears at least one.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/16/2021 13:21 Comments || Top||

#22  If Biden is in via election fraud and deep state creatures (that includes Milley) has indisputable evidence that will bring Biden down, Biden will not fire the swamp creatures and survive.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 09/16/2021 13:24 Comments || Top||

#23  ^Joe keeps saying he is saying what they tell him to say (because "they"have him by the balls).
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 09/16/2021 13:28 Comments || Top||


AOC slapped with ethics complaint for accepting free Met Gala tickets
[NYPOST] A conservative group is asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to launch an investigation of Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom 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...
for accepting free tickets to Monday’s Met Gala, where she wore a custom gown that said "Tax the Rich."

The self-declared socialist congresswoman drew broad social media scorn for partying at the elite, $35,000-per-ticket event while presenting herself as their rabble-rousing foe.

Thomas Jones, founder of the American Accountability Foundation, wrote in an ethics complaint that he believes Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens, broke House rules by accepting "an
impermissible gift" of free tickets to attend the annual gala, which also was attended by fellow New York Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney.

Although House rules allow members to accept free tickets to charity events directly from event organizers, Jones argues that the Met Gala doesn’t count because the guest list is curated by a private company, media giant Condé Nast.
Posted by: Fred || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under:

#1  My understanding is Federal employees are limited to gifts from Federal contractors/others with whom they have close and continuing contact of a $25.00 value or less per annum of gifts (read: birthday 🎂 party, Christmas "White Elephant" 🐘).

Executive Branch personnel must declare the gift and turn it in to the GSA/Federal Property Officials

So are Congressional Critters exempt ?
Posted by: Knuckles Grereper2034 || 09/16/2021 0:52 Comments || Top||

#2  She's a bartender. It was simply a tip.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/16/2021 0:59 Comments || Top||

#3  There's this old joke: How can you tell the best waitresses? By the size of their tips."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 2:59 Comments || Top||

#4  There is no hypocrisy in power. Power is self rationalizing and self justifying.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/16/2021 7:40 Comments || Top||

#5  This buck-toothed bug-eyed twat is certifiably nuts.

Look for her to show up one morning swimming nude in the Tidal Basin and babbling madly about the embraces of love-aliens from space sent to save us all from white supremacist global wormers. With gunz.
Posted by: BoomBoom Geoffrion || 09/16/2021 7:47 Comments || Top||

#6  AOC and ethics? Now, you're talking about oil and water!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 09/16/2021 11:14 Comments || Top||

#7  She can't be slapped with an ethics complaint, she's a socialist for God's sake, they have no ethics.
Posted by: Cesare || 09/16/2021 11:15 Comments || Top||

#8  The prohibition is against accepting gifts of value - hard for me to see how a Met Gala ticket is worth anything. Oh, well, I guess I need new glasses.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/16/2021 11:38 Comments || Top||

#9  #2..you had me rolling in the aisles with that one.
Posted by: Unosh Hupinelet8756 || 09/16/2021 12:45 Comments || Top||

#10  Look for her to show up one morning swimming nude in the Tidal Basin and babbling madly about the embraces of love-aliens from space sent to save us all from white supremacist global wormers. With gunz.

I'm afraid it won't be that easy, BoomBoom. She's from a safe district. She's like covid. She's gonna be around for a while. Just have to learn to live with her.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/16/2021 13:41 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
California Governor Newsom fights off recall challenge by two-to-one margin
[NYPOST] Democratic Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, Gov. Gavin can't be Bee'd Newsom
...the Mitt Romneyesque mayor of San Francisco as it transformed itself into Poopville, currently governor of California as it transforms itself into Cinderland...
easily survived a recall effort Tuesday night — avoiding the threat of becoming the second chief executive of the Golden State to be removed from office by voters before the completion of his term in under 20 years.

With 61 percent of the expected vote in, the "no" response to the ballot question of whether Newsom should be recalled had 66.8 percent of the vote while the "yes" response had 33.2 percent.

The final margin was expected to be closer as more votes were counted, but not nearly close enough to trouble the incumbent.

In brief remarks Tuesday night, Newsom said Californians — in voting "no" on the recall — had "said yes to science."

"We said yes to vaccines, we said yes to ending this pandemic," Newsom said. "We said yes to people’s right to vote without fear of fake fraud or voter suppression. We said yes to women’s fundamental constitutional right to decide for herself what she does with her body ... We said yes to diversity, we said yes to inclusion, we said yes to pluralism. We said yes to all those things that we hold dear as Californians, and I would argue, as Americans."
Posted by: Fred || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Indications are it's a serious cheat in several precincts and districts. Likely, it'll be used as a model for the mid-term 2022 elections and beyond.
Posted by: Bertie Hatfield3444 || 09/16/2021 0:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Tremendous rot and decay in the US.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/16/2021 0:58 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ Likely, it'll be used as a model for the mid-term 2022 elections and beyond.

My guess as well.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/16/2021 1:02 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 1:56 Comments || Top||

#5  A sibling lives in Cali. She sounds somewhat to the right of our dear deceased aunt who was a card carrying member of the John Birch Society when she talks about the day-to-day problems of a rich white person in Cali. Then she issues the big BUT: She won't leave and she won't vote Republican.

You get what you play for.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 5:43 Comments || Top||

#6  If Cali had Michigan's weather, no one would choose to live there
Posted by: Unuter Gurly-Brown8846 || 09/16/2021 6:30 Comments || Top||

#7 

The Mail-in Ballot printing presses for voted again.... Just like a page out of the Atlanta Fulton Co. GA. Playbook.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/16/2021 7:12 Comments || Top||

#8  And once again institutionalized white male privilege wins over the oppressed. Freudian projection throughout.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/16/2021 8:24 Comments || Top||

#9  I actually think they are going to be authentically surprised when they see what "elections can't be trusted" actually means.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 8:27 Comments || Top||

#10  California’s Audit-Proof Scheme to Steal Elections [Frontpage Mag] Lloyd Billingsley
When voter fraud is institutionalized.
Another opinion source to chew on 4U...
Posted by: Clerelet Sproing4002 || 09/16/2021 9:18 Comments || Top||

#11  For those keeping score at home - Newsom got 7.7 million votes in 2018 to be elected, and just under 5.9 million in the recall vote to be retained.
Posted by: Raj || 09/16/2021 10:05 Comments || Top||

#12  Newsome won because people were convinced Elder is a black-faced Donald Trump.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/16/2021 11:41 Comments || Top||

#13  ^ Yes. The black face of the Republican Party will never exist. There are black Republicans but trying to sell that brand is a fools errand.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 11:46 Comments || Top||

#14  It is best a Democrat is in power when the state economy goes belly=up and they are forced to make really hard decisions. If Elder won he'd have been stopped at every turn to fix things, and then he'd be blamed when the state economy collapsed (even if he was long out of power).

Still, having him replace Feinstein with a Republican would have been fun to watch. He got my vote on that issue alone.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/16/2021 12:02 Comments || Top||

#15  If Cali had Michigan's weather, no one would choose to live there

That's the hell of it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/16/2021 13:44 Comments || Top||

#16  I met some people on Tuesday who were life-long Californians. They told me they are Republicans and were looking for a place to escape to and found East Tennessee and have no plans to change it. They bought a house built in 1851 and are renovating it. Very nice people. They just couldn't take the crazyness any more.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/16/2021 16:10 Comments || Top||

#17  ^ Spent 2 years working in Knoxville at Scripps. Loved the entire experience. Finally getting Mrs. Mundi out to see for herself in couple of weeks. I'm confident of what the reviews will be.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 09/16/2021 17:55 Comments || Top||


Clinton mourns 2016 loss in TIME profile of Ron Klain: 'Sometimes the most qualified person gets the job'
Posted by: Fleremp Whease5485 || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Heh. At this point, there's no way she can hurt him financially or reputationally in a divorce. He's gotten whatever he was going to get politically out of his marriage to her.

Well played, old man.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 4:00 Comments || Top||

#2  If the most qualified gets the job then Bob Dole would have been President in 1996 instead of accused rapist and intern sexual deviate Bill Clinton.
Posted by: Airandee || 09/16/2021 16:54 Comments || Top||

#3  "Sometimes the most qualified person gets the job," she wrote to start the brief profile, a likely nod to her loss to former President Trump when she was the Democratic nominee in 2016.

An acknowledgement to Trump as the most qualified for the job?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/16/2021 19:04 Comments || Top||


COVID Politics Takes a Dark Turn, Biden Administration Takes Control of Monoclonal Antibody Drugs in Order to Block Treatments in Red States and Ration Equitable Treatment
[The Last Refuge] Commies gotta Commie.
When Joe Biden’s Health and Human Services made the announcement earlier this month (LINK) that they were taking full control over Monoclonal Antibody drugs (mAb) in order to begin rationing the highly effective treatment for COVID-19 infection, several people sounded alarm bells as there was the potential for rationing of COVID treatment based on political ideology. Representative Chip Roy of Texas was one of the first to raise concerns (link).

The change in HHS approach followed republican governor Ron DeSantis of Florida promoting the use of mAb and opening up dozens of treatment centers throughout his state. Other governors quickly took notice of the effective action plan of DeSantis in Florida and started to follow that path.

As soon as HHS noticed the red state governors were working on a effective treatment alternative to the vaccine approach, HHS appears to have moved in to block it — thereby restricting the treatment pathway in order to enhance the vaccine approach. [HHS Announcement] Note the alarm word "equitable":

It took a week for the new HHS restrictions to impact the pre-existing orders. However, now Alabama is the first state to draw attention to the problem Joe Biden’s administration is creating by rationing mAb treatment and making determinations on which states should be allowed the "equitable use of the available supply"; a fancy term for "rationing" the life-saving treatment based on alignment with the political ideology of the government in control of it.
Posted by: Chirong Unomoter2947 || 09/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [654 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I have planned for this for years. I have no need of their assistance.
Posted by: Dale || 09/16/2021 3:56 Comments || Top||

#2  It's hostage taking. Here in Florida, dems will blame DeSantis for whatever FedGov does to their loved ones, because that's all they got. Box wine auntie Bidet lover, when you are breathing your last in a hospital hallway because you don't fit the profile to go on a respirator in ICU, remember, you voted for it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 4:03 Comments || Top||

#3  ^Vaccinated rarely need ICU. In case one does, and there is a problem, I'm sure moral unvaccinated will yield priority - after all, when you make a choice, you chose the consequences.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 4:38 Comments || Top||

#4  when you make a choice, you chose the consequences

Not actually true in privatize the gains, socialize the risks America.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 4:42 Comments || Top||

#5 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 4:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Were the people who cooked up COVID "moral?"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 4:54 Comments || Top||

#7  I hope this isn't true, because if it is there is something much more sinister taking place here.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/16/2021 5:02 Comments || Top||

#8  Of course it's true. Only way to change it is for the states to strangle the federal gummint. Which could be... interesting...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 5:15 Comments || Top||

#9 
Posted by: Thumper Uliter7590 || 09/16/2021 5:30 Comments || Top||

#10  Simple ignorance can often be mistaken for maliciousness. But in this case, I think TU7590 has nailed it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 5:37 Comments || Top||

#11 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 6:37 Comments || Top||

#12  I'm a zealot. Because another zealot says so. Got it?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 6:39 Comments || Top||

#13  Ad hominem attacks? That's be the guy who calls people monkeys? I haven't done that, myself...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 6:40 Comments || Top||

#14  "You are not in love with my ideations." You are a piece of filth."

Hokaaaaaaay...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 6:41 Comments || Top||

#15  The substance of my remarks:

Worldometer is God.

Excel is my Savior.

If this ever ends nobody will care about me, so it must never end.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 6:45 Comments || Top||

#16  Keep digging, MM. Keep digging.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 6:47 Comments || Top||

#17  I'm not even getting warmed up. Are you saying you will be on the committee that puts me up against a wall?

Bring it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 6:48 Comments || Top||

#18  I've never tested positive for COVID, going back to before vaccines. I'm vaccinated. Of course I could still get it and die, because that's what our wonderful US gummint let Fauxi fund. But in the meanwhile, I will not be bowing to any athiest number crunchers.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 6:51 Comments || Top||

#19 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 6:52 Comments || Top||

#20 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 6:54 Comments || Top||

#21 
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#22 
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 6:57 Comments || Top||

#23  I am a f*cking lunatic. I embrace that. There is a life beyond numberz. You are free to make bad choices in a truly free world. Thanks, B for sorting it out.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 7:05 Comments || Top||

#24  Seems B's nice Afrikaans comment went away. It lives on in the aether.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 7:08 Comments || Top||

#25  I was not referring to you Murc. I am just growing weary of the daily harshing from another poster.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/16/2021 7:09 Comments || Top||

#26  "Dr. Freud, what do you think of a strictly numerical approach to understanding the human psyche?"

"Schnork..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 7:11 Comments || Top||

#27  Your post was elegant and on point. It's a shame it got swallowed up, B.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 7:12 Comments || Top||

#28 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 7:12 Comments || Top||

#29  You may be right
I may be crazy
But it just may be a LUUUUUUUnatic yo' lookin' for....

(and we all enjoyed the weekend for a change...)
Posted by: Unuter Gurly-Brown8846 || 09/16/2021 7:12 Comments || Top||

#30  G, how is it the same world that must fund gain of function viruses cannot also have people who choose not to get vaccinated? One idiocy vs another, eh?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 7:15 Comments || Top||

#31  Fantastic song.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 7:16 Comments || Top||

#32 
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 7:19 Comments || Top||

#33 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 7:21 Comments || Top||

#34  I'm sorry, Dave I can't do that..
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 7:21 Comments || Top||

#35 
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#36 
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 7:26 Comments || Top||

#37 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 7:28 Comments || Top||

#38 
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 7:30 Comments || Top||

#39 
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 7:32 Comments || Top||

#40 
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#41 
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#42 
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 9:01 Comments || Top||

#43  You know, MM, you're the only male English Lit graduate I've ever met.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 9:17 Comments || Top||

#44 
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 09/16/2021 9:51 Comments || Top||

#45  Hmmm. Knows im an English Lit. diplomate. Looked me up like that badass Pappy did.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 9:57 Comments || Top||

#46 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 10:02 Comments || Top||

#47 
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 10:04 Comments || Top||

#48  Yeah, English degree. Worked as a reporter out of college, drifted into IT, knack for languages, ya know. Not really afraid of the math thugs on the school yard. They don't bring anything I've been unable to manage...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 10:07 Comments || Top||

#49 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/16/2021 10:10 Comments || Top||

#50 
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 10:12 Comments || Top||

#51  I feel better all the time.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 10:13 Comments || Top||

#52 
Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 11:24 Comments || Top||

#53  Any competent state governor should know how to deal with this kind of rationing. Something along the lines of: "Our great state of X has so far administered X thousand doses of monoclonal antibodies to high risk newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients, with good results. Now we are not being supplied properly, by federal edict, to continue our good work. People of X, contact your congressional representatives and particularly the President if you want this bad situation corrected."
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 09/16/2021 11:25 Comments || Top||

#54  Shoot shoot
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 11:27 Comments || Top||

#55 
republican governor Ron DeSantis of Florida promoting the use of mAb and opening up dozens of treatment centers throughout his state.
Florida has been ahead of the pack and has done this since the first EUA for monoclonal antibodies was issued in Nov. 2020. Other states have failed abysmally to even provide the minimum of publicity and coordination to get the treatments available to those who could benefit from them. My own state health department didn't even answer my query about this.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 09/16/2021 11:28 Comments || Top||

#56  Oops, wrong link. Shoot shoot...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 11:30 Comments || Top||

#57  I've really got to get a fast ride outta here...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 11:32 Comments || Top||

#58  Two 45s would do the trick and pay the bill.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 11:34 Comments || Top||

#59  Voted for Bidet? You can't have this. Listen to the immediate screeching.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 12:16 Comments || Top||

#60  wow, it's like watching a long rally in tennis... whew
Posted by: 746 || 09/16/2021 13:43 Comments || Top||

#61  I'm tired of being called a lier by someone who promotes posts that are lies themselves.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/16/2021 15:03 Comments || Top||

#62  I hate flame wars. Watch me exercise my moderator privilege all over this thread to show you how much I hate flame wars.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/16/2021 15:29 Comments || Top||

#63  Done.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/16/2021 15:51 Comments || Top||

#64  Bravo TW!
Posted by: 3dc || 09/16/2021 16:08 Comments || Top||

#65  tw feel free to delete any of mine you feel need to be deleted. I just got tired and pissed at continually being called a lier.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/16/2021 16:37 Comments || Top||

#66  Boy howdy you boys really got into it
Looks like a near Biblical slanging match
All we needed was Raj and i would have paid money to watch this real time
NFL defensive backs have nothing on you guys when it comes to smack
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 09/16/2021 16:52 Comments || Top||

#67  Now, throw Murat and even .Com into the mix and then we've really got something.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 09/16/2021 17:42 Comments || Top||

#68  When I was a newspaper reporter, my boss told me "You don't get blue penciled, you aren't writing enough..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 17:59 Comments || Top||

#69 
It is bad to see an agent of influence loose his influence; Where did we go wrong in his training?
Oh, such a sorry sight, a disgrace; We told him to remove himself from this venue no more than a month ago, Not to bother the nice people here at RB. Now this, it is a disgrace, such vitriol. Our theory is the Covid shots have torn into his brain tissue, minor strokes, blood clots, his irrationalities, hallucinations, misplaced grandeur, omnipotence, loss of civility are signs of a mind off balance, and I am not sure if he will ever recover...
Posted by: Fearless Leader1948 || 09/16/2021 18:21 Comments || Top||

#70  #3 ^Vaccinated rarely need ICU. In case one does, and there is a problem, I'm sure moral unvaccinated will yield priority - after all, when you make a choice, you chose the consequences.

Making informed choices these days in light of the lack of knowledge, misinformation/disinformation, propaganda, political jockeying make decisions a risky crap shoot for the individual.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/16/2021 18:23 Comments || Top||

#71  I had a stroke in 1996. My brain blew up a long time ago.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 18:24 Comments || Top||

#72 
Sorry MM for your past experience/medical issue.
My comment was directed to/about G; The last serious personality assessment I/FL engaged in with G.
Just as well, intensity does not win hearts and minds, rationality on the subject of Covid is hard to find.
This article illustrates that point.
Posted by: Fearless Leader1948 || 09/16/2021 18:36 Comments || Top||

#73  I'm cleaning up my act. TW doesn't need the trouble and I get nowhere casting pearls before swine. I'll comment on culture and send hot rock'n'roll links.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 18:40 Comments || Top||

#74  My stroke was a rare one, in the cerebellum. my cerebrum (consciousness, higher function) was not involved. Figured I'd get it out there before some snarkmaster started in on my intellectual impairment - which I have and come by naturally...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 18:47 Comments || Top||

#75  I'll comment on culture and send hot rock'n'roll links.

Allow me:

Posted by: badanov || 09/16/2021 18:47 Comments || Top||

#76  You da man.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 18:48 Comments || Top||

#77  Got the Flying V and Explorer, traded away the Thunderbird Bass a few years ago.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 18:50 Comments || Top||

#78  ^^^^
Right On !

Yeee HHHaaaa!
Posted by: Fearless Leader1948 || 09/16/2021 18:54 Comments || Top||

#79  My new culture oriented bent.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 18:57 Comments || Top||

#80  Buck's Boogie.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 19:12 Comments || Top||

#81  Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty.
Beauty is not love.
Love is not music.
Music is THE BEST.

- The Girl on the Bus, Joe's Garage
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 19:26 Comments || Top||

#82  Best guitar solo ever.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 19:33 Comments || Top||

#83  79 * 80

Both are just right,
* Hot Fishing Lady
- Your poetry needs something... 3 Beers, yeah, that's it... I'm going for some... catch you again on the flip side of the album.
Posted by: Fearless Leader1948 || 09/16/2021 19:42 Comments || Top||

#84  I'm a Wild Turkey 101 guy, Explains my hard edges.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 19:47 Comments || Top||

#85  Hook into a snapper...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 19:48 Comments || Top||

#86  FL1948 - We still flip records over. We kick ass.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 19:56 Comments || Top||

#87  I miss the old sink trap where hostile comments were dumped. At least then i could make sense of a thread like this one.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 09/16/2021 20:54 Comments || Top||

#88  Part of me agrees, but the bigger part says let it go.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 20:58 Comments || Top||

#89  The truth, like murder, will out.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 21:00 Comments || Top||

#90  I've said stuff I'm ashamed of. Not in a long while and never here. Take that as you will...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 21:19 Comments || Top||

#91  I don' wanna know...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/16/2021 21:42 Comments || Top||

#92  I know there’s a pony in here somewhere
Posted by: KBK || 09/16/2021 22:50 Comments || Top||

#93  Me this morning: "Yikes, this is gonna get bad."
Me this evening: "Dammit, I miss all the good stuff!"
Hardly true, though... thank you, each and every one.
Posted by: Vortigern de Medici9432 || 09/16/2021 23:28 Comments || Top||



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