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General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: January 28, 2021, 01:17:12 AM »
Prediction: Covid deaths in America under Biden after one year will be higher than they were under Trump.

It won't be necessarily totally Biden's fault though. The new mutations that are more infectious and more deadly and less affected by the vaccines look like they may become a huge problem. When I go out and about I see that people are going through the motions with masking but with eat in dining and schools opening back up, going through the motions won't be enough. With Democrats now in charge of the economy and no longer to so easily blame Trump for everything, we also see them starting to prioritize jobs over keeping the curve flattened but of course keeping that level of lock down in effect for too long as part of the cure may be worse than the disease. I'll say if Biden actually manages to get this virus under control that will be a huge success and if he can do it while opening schools and the economy a bit more while keeping deaths down it'll be such a success that I'll hardly believe my own eyes. Unfortunately though, it looks like the nature of this beast makes that a very tall order.

General Comments / Re: Now you've done it
« on: January 26, 2021, 05:07:44 PM »
There were a few nuts mixed in with the bag but that hardly represents the vast majority of the protesters. Only when it's conservatives is that the case. Every other time with any other protest they are considered outliers and not representative of the whole.

General Comments / Re: Now you've done it
« on: January 26, 2021, 04:27:19 PM »
Treason is throwing the borders wide open especially during a pandemic.

And Biden's treason is indeed prospering which is why it won't be called the treason that it is.

And Biden isn't just betraying America either. He's betraying Latin America too, to the extent that we owe them the common decency not to make their troubles worse right now by encouraging mass migrations. You have countries where when people enter they have to go into a two week quarantine, and that's fine and prudent. As these tens of thousands of migrants are traveling from one end of Latin America to the other on their way to America to accept Joe Biden's gracious invitation are they stopping and quarantining for two weeks whenever they get to to a new population center? Biden is responsible super-spreading Covid-19 more than any other single person in the world right now.

Now that Trump is out, perhaps it's a good time to start looking at Joe Biden's lies. Here's a whopper about Covid-19:

"If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive. All the people. I'm not making this up. Just look at the data."

The histrionics over the D.C. riot are just over the top. The people weren't trying to overturn any election. They were trying to keep an election from getting stolen. If they were wrong about it being stolen then fine but it was a protest that got out of hand, not an insurrection or sedition or treason. Good grief people get a grip.

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: January 24, 2021, 11:42:50 PM »
Oh, I got that from Hunter's laptop.

"Another purported email, which Fox News said it had confirmed, reportedly refers to a deal pursued by Hunter involving China's largest private energy firm. It is said to include a cryptic mention of "10 held by H for the big guy".

Fox News cited unnamed sources as saying "the big guy" in the purported email was a reference to Joe Biden. This message is said to be from May 2017. Both emails would date from when the former US vice-president was a private citizen.

A former business associate of Hunter has come forward to say he can confirm the allegations.

Tony Bobulinski told Fox News that, contrary to Joe Biden's statements that he had nothing to do with his son's business affairs, Hunter "frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals" in China.

Mr Bobulinski, who is reportedly a US Navy veteran, separately told Fox News' Tucker Carlson that he met on two occasions with Joe Biden to discuss business deals with China, the first time in May 2017 when the former vice-president was a private citizen.

He claims he asked Joe Biden's brother, James, whether the family was concerned about possible scrutiny of the former vice-president's involvement in a potential business deal with a Chinese entity. Mr Bobulinski told Fox News that James Biden replied: "Plausible deniability."

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: January 24, 2021, 11:36:27 PM »
"Where is this coming from?"

"Taiwan reports second day of incursions by Chinese air force"

The story didn't go into many details as far as how often this has been happening lately and how many times it happened in the past as well as what China's justifications are but I didn't let any lack of knowledge on the subject stop me from leaping to the conclusion that China is hoping to prompt a response to their own belligerence and then use that as a justification for war and invasion. America has used that tactic often enough. In the months before the attack on Pearl Harbor our Navy constantly violated Japanese territorial waters hoping for a confrontation that would lead to an excuse for war. I'm actually having trouble finding information on that online so if I'm wrong about it forgive me but I believe I remember reading about it in WWII magazine. I checked their online version but didn't find the story. Anyway, it's a pretty straightforward tactic of provocation with a bad couple of options for Taiwan to either react and risk an incident that becomes an excuse or don't react and look weak and ripe for the plucking and the timing right after Biden takes office doesn't leave a lot to the imagination especially with it looking like Biden is already compromised by China in just the way people accused Trump of being compromised by Russia. By all appearances China has the goods on Biden and can release information proving the corruption of "the big guy" at any time. That wouldn't be primarily why Biden wouldn't defend Taiwan militarily though. He's just weak, and even if he's not weak personally he is controlled by a Democrat party that is now hard left and is projecting weakness militarily and now would be the time for adversaries to take advantage. Adding Covid to the situation to it and our domestic political situation with our government focusing on "domestic extremists" aka holdover Trump supporters just means there won't be a better time than soon.

Like I said though, I'm giving this a very, very, very low probability of actually ever happening. Just kind of throwing a wild prediction out there. Maybe with enough of them one of them might get "lucky".

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: January 24, 2021, 04:38:02 PM »
Here's kind of a crazy prediction that I hope does not come to pass.

China takes Taiwan.

I give it a low probability of actually happening but it seems like it has a much greater chance of happening now under the weakness Biden is projecting especially since he's already in China's pocket, bought and paid for. China also sees that Russia got away with taking Crimea under Obama. Sure there were some repercussions but they own it right now and that's not changing. Of course there are huge differences and that's why this prediction is crazy. If it happens though that will mark a massive failure of the Biden administration though it won't stop our media from making excuses for him and treating him as the greatest anyway.

General Comments / Re: Now you've done it
« on: January 23, 2021, 04:09:45 AM »
Another aspect of these types of boycotts is how our so called media amplifies a few twits from Twitter to give traction to political assassinations against any business owner who dared to donate to Trump. So a few people on Twitter get outraged and decide to boycott. So what? But then the media in the guise of a so called "news story" works to silence support for Trump and Republicans. I've never seen a story the other way around where the media did the same thing when a few conservatives get outraged on Twitter at some person for donating to Pelosi or Biden and then did their damnedest to destroy that person and their livelihood. It's all just too transparent an attempt to silence and destroy political opposition under the guise of "free speech" and "news" and some of it even includes lies and fake news like about Trump being the one who started putting kids in cages when that was Obama.

"This week, news of Dumaplin's political persuasions exploded after fellow parenting blogger Jamie Grayson shared a screenshot of showing Federal Election Commission records of Dumaplin's multiple donations to Trump's campaign.

"You cannot take cara babies if the person you're supporting puts them in cages. Full stop," Grayson wrote in a caption accompanying the FEC screenshot."


If anyone responded that, "You also cannot take cara babies if they get aborted first" how much would anyone like to bet that wouldn't make it into the story?

Just as an aside we also all saw what happened to our favorite author and his movie too.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: January 22, 2021, 11:58:40 AM »
It seems now that Trump is out it's time to reopen for business regardless of the fact that the Covid-19 situation is worse than ever.

"At the start of last week, no regions appeared unlikely to have the stay-at-home order lifted soon because their capacity was well below 15%. But within a day, the state announced it was lifting the order for the 13-county Greater Sacramento area.

Suddenly, outdoor dining and worship services were OK again, hair and nail salons and other businesses could reopen, and retailers could have more shoppers inside.

Local officials and businesses were caught off guard. State officials did not describe their reasoning other than to say it was based on a projection for ICU capacity.

“It was a good surprise, but we just didn’t see it coming,” California Restaurant Association president and CEO Jot Condie said. “We just don’t know what happens behind the curtain. It’s created logistical difficulties for the industry,” which scrambled to rehire staff and order food.

State health officials relied on a complex formula to project that while the region’s intensive care capacity was below 10%, it would climb above 15% within four weeks. On Thursday, it was 8%, roughly the same as when the order was lifted.

“What happened to the 15%? What was that all about?” asked Dr. George Rutherford, an epidemiologist and infectious-diseases control expert at University of California, San Francisco. “I was surprised. I assume they know something I don’t know.”

State officials projected future capacity using a combination of models.

“At the moment the projections are not being shared publicly,” Department of Public Health spokeswoman Ali Bay said in an email."


"Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday she wants the city’s bars and restaurants to reopen for indoor service “as soon as possible” and plans to discuss the issue with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, despite the fact that the city hasn’t met the state’s requirements for lifting the restrictions.

“I am very, very focused on getting our restaurants reopened. If we look at the various criteria that the state has set, we are meeting most if not all of those. So that’s a conversation that I will have with the governor,” Lightfoot said at a news conference about the city’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution sites. “But I want to get our restaurants and our bars reopened as quickly as possible.”

In fact, the city has not yet reached the metrics set by Pritzker’s administration.

On Thursday, Chicago’s test positivity stood at 10%, according to city statistics. Under the current pandemic rules, the city would have to have a positivity rate of 6.5% or less for three straight days in order for restaurants and bars to reopen."


So it's starting to look like a large part of shutting down the economy was political after all. Or maybe the timing is just a coincidence.

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: January 21, 2021, 10:25:58 PM »
Fox just putting into clear words and pictures my own thoughts on the subject since Biden first made his promise of open borders, mass amnesty, and no limits to immigration, illegal and otherwise.

At the height of the pandemic now with deaths at record levels Biden is so right about masks but so wrong about his open borders invitation. Whatever good results we're going to get from increased masking is going to be more than offset by the chaos Biden is sowing at the border.

Like the border agent there said, when you get thousands of people crossing and some of them have Covid-19, what are you supposed to do about that? The short answer is with Biden there is nothing you can do. You're just going to have to spread it around.

General Comments / Re: Pencemegeddon
« on: January 21, 2021, 05:48:07 PM »
It probably doesn't help that it looked like the government of the state of Hawaii was trying to cover something up. Their state government denied access to all citizens from even getting a copy of their own long form birth certificates. Why did the state of Hawaii do that? Has any other state government done that? They said even if Obama, or anyone, came down there in person and asked for their own information they could not get it under any circumstances. And then they said they made an exception for Obama. What is that?

Our press still hasn't given us answers about it. When did the state of Hawaii change their rules regarding people having access to their own information? Why did they do that? What kind of government does that? And don't say it's money because they can easily just charge a fee to have a copy made. None of it made any sense. And that's just one part of it. Then you have the records at the National Archives for the week of his birth all messed up. And you have his own publisher on his own bio which it's impossible to believe Obama himself didn't know about and choose not to correct saying he was born in Kenya. Obama still hasn't released his college documents that would show whether he did or did not apply as an American citizen or a foreigner. On any college document such as admission or application for student aid did Obama himself ever indicate he was a foreigner? We still don't know that and probably never will. Obviously that has no effect on whether or not he was actually born in America but it's still shifty. Obama still refuses to release his college records. If you or I apply for a job our boss will see all of our college records. Obama's boss was the American people and yet he refuses to show us the same information we'd have to show him if we wanted to work for the government. When you refuse to be transparent you have no right to expect trust. If you had all of that kind of stuff going on with a white person they'd have gotten the same treatment as Obama. It was just a bunch of shady business and so of course that's going to lead people to be skeptical and it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with racism.

General Comments / Re: Pencemegeddon
« on: January 20, 2021, 10:32:14 PM »
Conversely, I'm sure even racists understand that just because someone is black doesn't mean they were born in Africa. It almost seems like the people making the accusations that those questioning Obama's birthplace were often racists don't understand that it wasn't just because he was a black guy. I mean, if it had been Morgan Freeman or Denzel Washington or even Kanye West do people on the left really thing anyone would be saying oh those guys might not have been born in America because they are black? I feel sorry for the people who see a racist under every rock and behind every tree and in everything that happens in America.

General Comments / Re: Pencemegeddon
« on: January 20, 2021, 10:18:13 PM »
I guess I can't speak for all white people but I don't just assume that because someone is white that necessarily means they were born in America. If a white person had the same kind of circumstances that Obama had where there were questions I wouldn't just assume they had to have been born in America just because of the color of their skin. Most people understand that white people can be born all over the world. There are even white African-Americans like Charlize Theron. Could Charlize Theron be President just because she is white? Would everyone just assume that she was a natural born American just because of the color of her skin? Not likely.

General Comments / Re: Pencemegeddon
« on: January 20, 2021, 08:18:12 PM »
Okay, so probably it won't be believed that racism wasn't behind the birther thing. All I can say is just imagine then if the birthplace was England instead of Kenya and the guy in question was completely white. Is the assertion really that if that was the case the birther people would have been just like, "Well the guy is white and it's England so that's okay then." Really? Because if people think that's what would have happened then I give up.

General Comments / Re: Pencemegeddon
« on: January 20, 2021, 08:04:35 PM »
"You're glossing over the racial animosity behind the persistence of birtherism."

Exactly. Because there is none.

It wouldn't matter if the guy was born in Kenya or Russia or Ireland or good old merry England itself.

Just listening to NPR today and racism and white supremacy is all they are talking about. That's going to be something permeating the entirety of the Biden administration apparently, just as I guess the left used it for the entirety of Trump's administration. Racism this, racism that. Everything is about racism. Covid. Climate change. Pollution. Vaccinations. Healthcare. Space exploration. Food. Literally nothing can be discussed without tying racism into it someway or other.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar and sometimes a birth certificate is just a birth certificate. I know the left will never believe that so whatever.

General Comments / Re: Pencemegeddon
« on: January 20, 2021, 06:12:02 PM »

That's a big IF though. Let's say it wasn't Obama. Let's say for hypothetical purposes that it was a white guy or even Trump and it turns out unbeknownst to him and everyone else that he was switched soon after birth and he was actually born in Russia to Russian parents and is a Russian. If someone isn't a natural born citizen and so cannot legally be President but that's not discovered until after they've taken office and signed laws then what would be the proper and legal thing to happen in such a case?

People make everything about Obama out to be something personal and even racist. Sometimes it's just about the law and the Constitution.

General Comments / Re: Pencemegeddon
« on: January 19, 2021, 04:38:04 PM »

"Hillary Clinton dismissed Donald Trump as an "illegitimate president" and suggested that "he knows" that he stole the 2016 presidential election in a CBS News interview to be aired on Sunday."


"In June, former president Jimmy Carter used similar language to diminish Mr. Trump's presidency."


Mr Carter said that in his view the current president lost the 2016 election and was put in office by the Russians. Asked if he considered Mr Trump to be illegitimate, he said: "Based on what I just said, which I can't retract."


Ms Clinton compared her election loss to "applying for a job and getting 66 million letters of recommendation and losing to a corrupt human tornado. And so I know that he knows that this wasn't on the level. I don't know that we'll ever know what happened."


It goes all the way to the top. And the same type of conspiracy mindedness with her last bit about how she doesn't know that we'll ever know what happened just like the so-called insurrectionist treasonous traitor Trumpers are saying now about voter fraud that gets the ban hammer dropped on them.

General Comments / Re: Pencemegeddon
« on: January 19, 2021, 04:24:30 PM »
It used to be politicians could say whatever and it was up to the voters to decide. That's not good enough anymore. For four years the Democrats screamed about a stolen election. Now if they say things that used to be okay before it's called incitement, sedition, and treason. And it isn't just politicians either. The My Pillow Guy is John Q. Public and he just had his products dropped by a bunch of stores. They aren't just going after politicians. They are going after everyone. It wouldn't surprise me if part of the military vetting process they are using now to screen troops includes something about whether or not they believe in massive voter fraud. If you do, your name goes on the list. The social apps also seem to be using massive voter fraud as their litmus test.

There was a time when you could believe in something without proof. You could proselytize your belief without any evidence. Those days are gone. I wonder how that's going to bode for God.

"Massive voter fraud" is turning into America's new shibboleth.

General Comments / Re: Pencemegeddon
« on: January 19, 2021, 04:01:30 PM »
Publicly questioning and especially publicly not accepting the results of an election should be a federal crime because it can incite violence the same as yelling fire when there isn't one in a crowded theater except it's even worse because it questions the foundation of our entire system of governance it is actually not just incitement but also sedition and treason. Well at least when a Democrat wins, well... supposedly wins. Oops. They're coming to take me away!

The histrionics over this after the encouragement for the months long BLM riots and the four years of not accepting the results of an election with Nancy even going so far as to call  Amy Coney Barrett “an illegitimate Supreme Court justice" all just takes the cake.  Seriously, it is getting harder and harder to take Democrats seriously. I know many believe everything they are saying but it still feels like we're getting trolled because the cognitive dissonance is so self-referential it's meta, literally freaking out about exactly the same thing that's been going on for the last four years. I mean, the only thing the Republicans could do to top what the Democrats have been doing all this time is to now call for the impeachment of Biden because of voter fraud. Yeah, sounds totally ridiculous, but that's exactly what the Democrats did to Trump and it's hilarious how Democrats apparently just don't see it even as they go completely off the rails.

It used to be, back in the pre-President Biden America, you could say that you believe the election was stolen because of massive voter fraud and people would say well that's your opinion and everyone has one so whatever. But now, it's like, "YOU CAN'T SAY THAT! PEOPLE WILL DIE! TREASON!"

As Tim Robbins put it, "A Chill Wind is Blowing in This Nation..."

Now anyone questioning the results of the election will be destroyed, totally and without mercy. And the left cheers with bloodcurdling ululations.

"So this is how liberty dies...with thunderous applause." - Senator Padme Amidala

The scorched Earth policy of going after outgoing politicians including their families and everyone who ever worked for them is why in third world countries the leaders refuse to give up power, because they know if they do they will be destroyed. Just like what Democrats are now intent on doing to America. Along with running the money printing presses nonstop too, of course.

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: January 19, 2021, 04:40:54 AM »
Another prediction for the Biden Presidency and this one seems pretty easy:

Border chaos. Again.

Was the Biden administration joking when they put out this line about the caravans not getting in immediately?

"Incoming Biden administration to migrant caravan: Don't come, you won't get in immediately"

And why shouldn't they get in immediately? Why shouldn't anyone and everyone be able to come to America now that our official policy is one amnesty after another with a path to citizenship for people who get here no matter how?

Who is going to believe that there won't be another amnesty down the road after this one? Who in the world is going to respect our laws when our own President and the majority of our Congress say they don't deserve any respect by rewarding the people who break them with green cards and American citizenship? Nobody. That's who.

I don't feel sorry for what's about to happen to our country since our people voted and that's what they voted for but it is sad watching the problems caused in Latin America by Biden's open borders policy and promise of citizenship as a reward for breaking our immigration laws. The least Biden could have done was wait until after the Covid crisis had abated before bragging about ending Trump's Muslim travel ban while at the same time also blocking Trump's plan to lift COVID-19 European travel restrictions. How does that make any sense? Ban travel from Europe but keep the people flowing from everywhere else? He obviously understands that travel needs to be carefully controlled right now and yet he's encouraging masses to travel, slowly, all through Latin America to get here and there is no doubt they will be making the Covid problem worse just as all travelers have been doing since the outbreak started.

Grant had brought up the idea that we should celebrate the arrival of all the people who could survive the journey of hundreds or even thousands of miles even as they braved and endured Covid to do it. That misses the point though. It's not about the 99% who are fine with Covid. It's about the small percentage but still very large numbers of people who are suffering because the ones who don't have as much of a problem aren't protecting the ones who do.

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: January 17, 2021, 12:50:16 PM »
Any predictions on what the national debt will look like by the end of Biden's first term?

Obama's thoughts on the subject have not aged very well:

On July 3, 2008 Barack Obama said that adding $4 trillion in debt was irresponsible and "unpatriotic":

"The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents - #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back -- $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That's irresponsible. It's unpatriotic."

It almost seems childish how naive he was, and maybe all of us. I mean I didn't actually think Obama was going to do anything about the national debt but I guess I had some small sliver of hope that it might be a remote possibility. Nope. Not a chance. It was just never going to happen.

Obviously I don't expect Biden to bring the national debt under any sort of control. I don't think he's promised to do so and it's not very realistic to believe he would especially under these circumstances so having said that I'll also say that if the national debt at the end of his first term is any lower than it is when Trump leaves office that would be a fantastic achievement by Biden and his administration and I'd tip my hat to him.

I very seriously doubt that will happen though so how about predictions on how high the national debt will actually go in the next four years, just for fun and bragging rights?

I don't want to go home so I'm going to go big. It seems like both Obama and Trump each raised the national debt by almost ten trillion smackers, give or take a trillion or two. If Biden only raises it by another ten trillion I guess that's actually kind of respectable. Can't fault him much for not doing any better than his predecessors. But I'm going to call it at twenty trillion. Biden will raise the national debt a little over another twenty trillion dollars so it'll be just shy of 50 trillion dollars by the time he leaves office in four years or even if Harris takes over before that.

General Comments / Re: Now you've done it
« on: January 12, 2021, 05:37:10 AM »
Now I disagree with illegal protests, especially violent ones in which people get hurt and property gets damaged, and that should be very clear with no buts about it.

And of course here it comes.


The Democrats proved with this last election and their antics for the past four years leading up to it that violent illegal protests work. Undermining the integrity of the democratic process and refusing to accept the legitimacy of the election and the President works. Everything they say right now is wrong to do, they just did, and it worked flawlessly. After all, they just won didn't they?

The riots, the arson, attacking federal buildings, attacking people, shutting down highways, pulling people out of vehicles and beating them senseless, and all of the rest of it. When you get right down to it, was it effective? Did it result in final and total victory? Well the Democrats now control Congress and the Presidency so yes, it was effective. The results speak for themselves.

But now all of a sudden those types of violent and illegal protests will NOT be tolerated. Not when it's from the other side of course. Just like after a violent communist revolution all future revolutions will be violently and mercilessly squashed. No mercy and no quarter shown to counter-revolutionaries. Kind of hard to put that genie back in the bottle though.

The Democrats with this election have shown what it takes to win in America. Riots in the streets. Threats and intimidation against political opponents. Constant doxxing of anyone who disagrees and every effort made to get them fired from whatever employment they enjoy at the moment. Even without massive voter fraud it's still clear that the election was stolen in all the ways the Democrats will work to make sure it isn't stolen back the next time, by preventing the same type of violent protests and media manipulation, threats and intimidation and execution of persecution policies that helped them steal their "legitimate" victory at the ballot box, "fair and square".

Democrats fully realize that the next election will be won or lost by them based mostly on whether or not they prevent their political opponents from using the same tactics they just finished using. Of course the first move out of the playbook is to brazenly assert and make the case for why when the other side does the same types of things, it's completely different.

Now again, that's not saying I agree with such tactics. I don't. I'm just making an observation and echoing the assertion: Hypocrites.

General Comments / Re: Pencemegeddon
« on: January 11, 2021, 10:24:07 AM »
Yeah and that's another thing.

Now anyone and everyone who has questions about the security and integrity of our elections is going to be branded as being the same people who stormed the capital and they will be accused of encouraging exactly that type of violence.

Again, it's very convenient how silencing any questioning or dissent works to the advantage of the left. Radio hosts are being told that if they continue to question the election results they will be pulled off the air.

"Mark Levin accuses ‘the media’ of exploiting the Capitol riots to silence conservatives"

He's right too. After all, we never want to let a crisis go to waste.

General Comments / Re: Pencemegeddon
« on: January 11, 2021, 08:38:16 AM »
You've got people out there inciting violence against Trump supporters and trying their best to ruin the lives of even the people who were just peacefully protesting like the owners of a Vietnamese restaurant, among others.

"I'll grant you that not all Republicans are Trump supporters."

Well the group I'm talking about IS the Trump supporters so you proved my point quite nicely there.

General Comments / Re: Pencemegeddon
« on: January 11, 2021, 06:46:05 AM »
Is it just me or does it seem like whenever it's some other group we're always reminded that we can't let a few bad members of the group spoil the image of the whole bunch? It's just a relatively small number of people and they are not representative of the vast majority. Muslim terrorists, BLM rioters, bad hombres, and so on. Fair enough.

But when the shoe is on the other foot the few bad actors stand for all Trump supporters. It's amazing how that works.

General Comments / Re: Pencemegeddon
« on: January 08, 2021, 06:47:12 AM »
Yeah, yeah.

And another thing.

Though I'm against this latest riot just as I was against the BLM riots, was shooting that unarmed female 14 year Air Force veteran justified?

Again, sitting back and trying to watch this as an objective observer (notice I said trying... not necessarily doing), the media double standard is on display.

Are they trying to dox the police officer who shot an unarmed woman? Was he aiming for her specifically? Or did he just shoot into the crowd?
So is the media going to go after him and his entire family like they did in the Floyd case? Are they even going to question anything? They are doing more to destroy a young Puerto Rican lady who falsely accused a young black man of stealing her phone than they are doing after an unarmed rioter is shot down in cold blood.

Or was killing her like that okay?

General Comments / Re: Pencemegeddon
« on: January 08, 2021, 06:38:21 AM »
The exact same argument can be made, and is made, with even more validity that the Democrats have been undermining our democratic system ever since the last election with their Trumped up fake charges of Russian collusion. We've had four years of undermining the legitimacy of the last election and now we're going to have four more years of the exact same thing. The entirety of the Russian collusion hoax including a kangaroo clown court impeachment was an attempted coup, and the BLM riots including incitement of them by Democratic leadership were an integral part of that attempted coup. So what about that? Heh. This is all just the turning of the wheel, what went around is coming back around. The Democrats took it to the streets and now the other side is doing the same thing. It's amazing the difference in treatment received. It all depends on which side everyone is on. What was praised before is now the end of the world. And what was the end of the world before is now on the receiving end of an overreaction. It doesn't seem like it's been that long since we had the BLM riots including the assault on a federal courthouse. But to Democrats and the press the way they are going on about this riot as if the other ones didn't just happen is totally bizarre, as if the BLM riots occurred in a long forgotten age and are now nothing more than myth or legend.

“The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. ... There are neither beginnings nor endings to the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.”

General Comments / Re: Pencemegeddon
« on: January 08, 2021, 05:59:21 AM »

Rush as usual made some good points.

Where are the Democrats and leftists at on defunding the police now?

Does that include the Capitol Police?

Also, now apparently the press has found the words violent rioters in their dictionaries when apparently those words were unknown to them previously.

Why weren't these protestors given the same "room to destroy" as the others?

How come now all of a sudden property damage and violence are a big deal when for months the media and the Democrats covered up the violent and destructive BLM riots? When it was the property and businesses of average citizens being destroyed and burned to ash all we got from the left were excuses, appeasement, and even encouragement toward the rioters. But now we see how important security is, at least when it's the political elites feeling the heat.

Where are the calls for the resignations and forced removals from office for the politicians who fueled the BLM riots?

Yeah, I know... this is different. Yeah, it's always different. That's what makes the standards double.

I already know people will make excuses for those riots and not these and say but... but... but... they're totally different. The difference with me is I won't make any excuses for any of the violence, any of the victims both dead and injured, or any of the rioters. Bad is bad, mkay?

But it is nice to see the Democrats are finally onboard with having some law and order, well at least until the next bout of their own politically correct riot inciting resumes.

General Comments / Re: What to do with actual election fraud?
« on: January 05, 2021, 10:53:31 PM »
Well I'm not in the camp that says Biden shouldn't take office as President. He should take office as President. That's fine.

But that doesn't mean the investigations into voter fraud need to stop either.

General Comments / Re: What to do with actual election fraud?
« on: January 05, 2021, 06:58:12 PM »
To know that one knows what one knows, and to know that one doesn't know what one doesn't know, there lies true wisdom.


General Comments / Re: What to do with actual election fraud?
« on: January 05, 2021, 06:56:18 PM »
Now to hedge a bit with the disclaimer, the same one Seriati has been using, I admit to not knowing how many fraudulent votes were cast in the election and I have no idea whether or not it was enough to change the results. So far from what I've seen it wasn't enough to change the results since I haven't seen any proof showing otherwise. I would like some more investigation into the matter though and fail to understand how continuing to investigate possible voter fraud is wrong somehow. I will go on the record though as firmly believing that there was definitely more than one fraudulent vote cast in this election and some of those were for Democrats. Did Republicans perpetrate more voter fraud than Democrats? Did it all balance out perfectly? No idea. We need to investigate to find out exactly what happened even if it turns out that, unlikely as it seems, nothing happened at all.

General Comments / Re: What to do with actual election fraud?
« on: January 05, 2021, 06:50:01 PM »
Okay let's accept that only one vote in this entire election has been proven to be fraudulent.

That's good because you make the point better than anyone.

We then have a choice of whether or not to believe that either:

A: Only one fraudulent vote was cast in this election or...

B: It's not that easy to prove it when fraudulent votes are cast.

Thanks for making that point so clearly.

General Comments / Re: What to do with actual election fraud?
« on: January 05, 2021, 06:46:57 PM »
Well I'll make the point since it's obvious anyway.

The truth is nobody knows how many votes were fraudulent in this election or any other Presidential election.

So we don't know. We really have no idea. For Democrats to proclaim in the midst of such obvious ignorance that they don't actually know how many votes were fraudulent but they do know for certain that it wasn't very many is not only the height of arrogance but it also doesn't make any sense at all. If you don't know how many it was then how in the world could you possibly know how many it wasn't?

Rhetorical question there. The answer is you can't.

So people may as well stop pretending to know things they don't.

General Comments / Re: What to do with actual election fraud?
« on: January 05, 2021, 06:41:57 PM »
So in the whole election there was only one fraudulent vote and it was for Trump.

Good to know.

I'd like a little more investigation into the matter though before we settle on that as the final answer.

General Comments / Re: What to do with actual election fraud?
« on: January 05, 2021, 06:40:42 PM »
Stole the election...

The political landscape now is like living in a den of thieves.

Hey stop trying to steal that from me!

What?! You stole it first and I'm just taking back what's rightfully mine!

No, you're stealing it!

No, it's you that's the thief!


General Comments / Re: What to do with actual election fraud?
« on: January 05, 2021, 06:37:09 PM »
One question the left should answer is this:

So how many fraudulent votes were there in this election then?

The honest answer to that question should give them pause but of course it won't.

General Comments / Re: What to do with actual election fraud?
« on: January 05, 2021, 06:35:25 PM »
"In what world is it a reasonable answer to someone that demonstrates possible voter fraud, in very large part enabled by Raffensberger's own actions, that Raffensberger promises he's looked into it and can confidently say it didn't happen?"

That's the same world the state government of Hawaii resided in when it said they checked Obama's birth certificate and it was hunky dory. Just have to take their word for it. And that's the same government that also lied outright about the matter when they said that the long form birth certificate that Obama did eventually release was impossible for him to get his hands on even if he came over there in person and demanded it. Why would a government say it couldn't release someone's own information to that very same person? Is Georgia doing something similar right now? If someone says they didn't vote by mail but there is a mail in vote for them is the state of Georgia cooperating to find out what happened? It should be pretty easy to find out where the envelope was processed at least and see if other potentially fraudulent votes were also processed there. Unless of course they already threw out the envelopes.

General Comments / Re: What to do with actual election fraud?
« on: January 05, 2021, 06:27:52 PM »
"I've yet to find the law that makes it illegal to exclude illegal ballots."

It's the same law Democrats use for people in the U.S. illegally.

Illegal votes and illegal people have the same rights and privileges as legal votes and legal people. Anything else is just pure racism. You can't discriminate against illegals whether they be votes or people because doing so would be the most vile form of cancel worthy racism and the law it violates is the highest law of the land, the Constitution, specifically the 14th Amendment that makes any type of racism totally and completely illegal, no matter what.

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: December 31, 2020, 06:43:21 AM »
Another thing that's likely to change with a Biden administration is that the whole pound me too movement is going to get the silent treatment from the media and the idea that women should be believed is out the window too as we can see from the treatment the woman who accused Biden of sexually assaulting her against a wall in a Capitol Hill corridor received by the media and Democrats in general which is exactly the same treatment the Bill Clinton accusers received. Some even say they believe her but they don't care. That whole thing was always so much more about just being against Trump and Republicans in general than it ever was about being for women being treated with dignity and respect.

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: December 31, 2020, 06:36:04 AM »
Holy cow you're right about Harris. I hadn't realized that. Maybe Obama was actually born in America but if that story about Harris is correct then she was not born in America. Not even close. Apparently she was actually born in California.

But the point as far as the birther thing goes is that Trump didn't start it. He just finished it.

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: December 30, 2020, 01:11:59 AM »
"But the Poltifact story completely omitted new claims by former McClatchy Washington Bureau chief James Asher that in 2008, Hillary Clinton’s top advisor Sidney Blumenthal convinced him to send a reporter to Kenya to investigate the possibility that Obama was born there."

How is getting a reporter sent to investigate Obama's possible Kenyan birth not starting it?

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: December 30, 2020, 12:25:01 AM »
Probably most of the media's lies are when they are lying about Trump lying.

Looking up the birther thing again, not that I want to get sucked back down that rabbit hole, but it's another fine example of the media lying by calling Trump a liar when he's the one actually telling the truth. A bunch of stories say that Trump is lying when he says that Hillary started it.

"Actually, he did not expressly say Clinton and her campaign started it; he merely noted how they allegedly pushed it. The misleading summation linked to a Politifact round-up of the issue. It noted that a Clinton campaign volunteer, later fired, circulated an email claiming Obama was born in Kenya.

But the Poltifact story completely omitted new claims by former McClatchy Washington Bureau chief James Asher that in 2008, Hillary Clinton’s top advisor Sidney Blumenthal convinced him to send a reporter to Kenya to investigate the possibility that Obama was born there.

In sum, the item was an incomplete account of Trump’s own words linked to a misleading and separate fact-check of the issue in order to discredit something he didn’t really say."


Key words there: incomplete account. That pretty much sums up our media in two telling words.

By the way, it may have actually been Obama's literary agent who started it all anyway.

In 1990 as the president of the Harvard Law Review, the student yearbook includes a biography of Obama saying that he was “born in Kenya, raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”

And in 1991 Obama's literary agency, Acton & Dystel, while promoting sales of “Dreams of My Father” published a promotional booklet with Obama's biography stating he was “born in Kenya, raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”

And as for Biden being more respectful toward the media, that's hardly the case either.

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden seemed to mock the concept of drug testing in an interview published on Wednesday, despite his role in advancing drug testing expansion legislation during his time in the Senate.

Pressed on whether he’s taken a cognitive test like President Trump has, Biden scoffed at the question and made the drug testing comparison.

“No I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? C’mon man,” he said.

“That’s like saying, ‘You—before you got on this program did you take a test whether you’re taking cocaine or not, what do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?'” he added, directing the hypothetical question to interviewer Errol Barnett of CBS News.


Biden slaps them around and triggers drug policy reform advocates and they all just lap it up and ask for more please.

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: December 29, 2020, 10:33:24 AM »
Prediction on the Biden Presidency: The vast majority of the mainstream media will roll over and play dead or sit up and beg as commanded like the good little dogs they are. There will be a few exceptions, those in the media who were extremely critical of Trump and may choose to display such a high level of criticism and skepticism toward the Biden administration and it will be interesting to see what happens to them, if they are applauded by the resistance or canceled instead.

"Nuzzi can already tell that the dynamic will be different in the incoming administration. “On a purely social level, I don’t know that reporting critically on Joe Biden will feel as safe for reporters,” she told me..."

"... One cable-news anchor told me that praise from anti-Trump celebrities on Twitter has become like a “narcotic” for some of his colleagues. “It’s important to people that George Takei likes their monologue,” the anchor said, requesting anonymity to speak candidly about his peers (and presumably to avoid alienating George Takei)."


We see this already though, the media rolling over for Biden. It's hilarious how many questions they lead off with an insult to Trump as the preface, just to make sure Biden knows they are on his side. And it's even funnier how often Biden gives them the back of the hand anyway and they just smile and say thank you sir may I please have another?

I guess one consistent thing to be said for them though is that they lied about Trump and now they will also lie about Biden. The only difference is that their lies before were against and now they will be in favor, and I'm counting lies by omission in this more than other lies but there are enough of those to go around as well.

General Comments / Re: Election Results
« on: December 21, 2020, 10:51:13 AM »

"But Hagedorn, a member of the conservative Federalist Society, who in 2016 founded a private school that forbids same-sex relationships among its employees and students, is no longer a darling of the right. In a series of 4-3 decisions in recent months, he sided with the court’s three liberal justices to stop an effort to purge 130,000 people from the Wisconsin voter rolls, block the Green Party candidate and Kanye West from the general election presidential ballot and, on two separate occasions, reject President Donald Trump’s effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Wisconsin."

These types of close split decisions are troubling though. So this judge decided to follow the law but the other 3 judges decided to not follow the law?

Is that how it always works with split decisions? The side in the majority is deciding to follow the law while those on the losing side are deciding to break the law?

General Comments / Re: Predictions and thoughts on the Biden Presidency
« on: December 18, 2020, 06:11:44 PM »
Or Dr. (actual) Ben Carson as the head of HUD.

"Carson has no experience with any of these programs-nor any experience in government at all. When rumors circulated last month that Trump might appoint the physician to his cabinet, Carson's close friend and sometime spokesperson Armstrong Williams told The Hill: "Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience. He's never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency."

When Trump did tap his one-time rival to run HUD, Williams declared that one of Carson's chief qualifications was that he had once lived in public housing-a claim that news outlets, including The New York Times, initially repeated. On Monday morning, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee likewise tweeted that "Ben Carson is first HUD Sec to have actually lived in gov't housing." But by Monday afternoon, Williams had retracted his statement, telling the Times that Carson was never a public housing tenant after all."


So the good news is that it's going to be difficult for Trump supporters who didn't say anything about Trump's qualification challenged appointments to make hay about Biden's. Of course the Trump critics who did make a big brouhaha about it now need to follow up on Biden for consistency. As one who didn't make a big deal out of Trump's appointments I'm willing to give Mayor Pete a chance to see how he does. It is a little sad though that these have become like higher level political favors compared to ambassadorships that are handed out like candy now as essentially completely legal bribes for donations in the case of ambassadorships and in the case of cabinet appointments as a reward for being some of the first people willing to kneel and kiss the ring.

General Comments / Re: Election Results
« on: December 15, 2020, 07:29:44 AM »
As usual, just when I'm starting to believe the Democrats about something because of the total media putsch in every single story exclaiming the unfounded nature of voter fraud allegations, Ann brings me back to reality.

"A few years later, we found out that more than 1,000 felons, ineligible to vote, had cast votes in the 2008 Minnesota election. (To state the obvious, felons support Democrats by about 10-1.) There were 113 separate convictions for voter fraud in that election. That’s not easy: In Minnesota, a conviction for voter fraud requires proof that you broke the law knowingly.

More than 100 convictions for something that never happens, way, way back in the prehistoric days of 2008 — who could remember that?"

I wonder how many convictions for voter fraud will we see for this election?

Now that's not to say that there definitely was the massive voter fraud that would have been necessary to steal this election but it is to say that the media and the Democrats are going overboard in a "the lady doth protest too much, methinks" way acting like significant voter fraud doesn't happen, it's not something we need to be worried about, and anyone bringing up concerns is a seditious lunatic traitor undermining the foundations of our democratic institutions and needs to be immediately and permanently canceled.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: December 14, 2020, 04:39:18 PM »
Yeah, well, traveling is a problem. It's been a problem since the very beginning and is why this virus is spreading the way that it is. Is the point that the conservatives don't mind traveling for holidays so why should they mind migrants traveling for better lives? If people are allowed to spread the virus around for selfish reasons then shouldn't other people be allowed to spread it around for good reasons?

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: December 14, 2020, 04:36:22 PM »
Another potential problem with this accelerating infection rate is the increase in likelihood of new strains developing that the vaccine may not work against and which may be more infections or deadly or cause more long term health issues or all of the above. Britain apparently is looking at a new strain of the virus. So the infection rates aren't just exploding in America though but all over.

General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: December 14, 2020, 04:17:49 PM »
Imagine thousands of Americans traveling from one state to another the same way these thousands of migrants are traveling across countries and continents. Everyone would rightly be concerned that they would be spreading Covid-19 because of their travels. No matter how good their reasons are, Covid-19 doesn't care. If Trump had his way and they knew they wouldn't be getting into America then maybe not as many of them would be traveling all that way to get here. Sure, if they are in a bad situation they would travel to somewhere better but it might be somewhere closer. The point is that with the pandemic situation the way it is right now, the less traveling people do, the better. While Americans are being discouraged from traveling even between states and even between cities in the same state to see family for Christmas, Biden is encouraging dangerous international travel by migrants that will spread the virus all throughout Latin America even more than it is already being spread, making a terrible situation even worse.  It flies in the face of the best advice of all medical experts. It contradicts everything that we're being told to do ourselves. It's irresponsible.

Trying to put a good light on it won't change how much damage it's going to do or how many extra people it's going to sicken and kill. The virus doesn't make exceptions for political correctness no matter how much the Democrats seem to think otherwise.

General Comments / Re: Election Results
« on: December 12, 2020, 04:06:08 PM »
Wow... just... wow.

So supporting a lawsuit is sedition now?

"Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) has called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to bar 126 GOP representatives from the House, arguing that their support for the failed, baseless Texas lawsuit seeking to hijack the presidential election violated the Constitution...

... Pascrell accused the House members who signed an amicus brief supporting the action — including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) — of violating the Constitution by seeking to nullify Americans’ votes and instead choose a “dictator.” He cited Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, enacted after the Civil War and designed to keep traitors out of government.

The section prohibits anyone who had gone to war against the union or given aid and comfort to the nation’s enemies from running for federal or state office.

The Pennsylvania brief responding to the Texas lawsuit referred to its “seditious abuse of the judicial process.”

Pascrell said in a tweet accompanied by a statement on Friday: “Today I’m calling on House leaders to refuse to seat any Members trying to overturn the election and make Donald Trump an unelected dictator.”


And people said that Trump was crazy... I've got a feeling the Democrats are about to stand up and tell America, "Hold my beer."

General Comments / Re: Election Results
« on: December 12, 2020, 03:06:02 AM »
Having said that, it's now over. Just like when the Mueller investigation made it's conclusion about Russian collusion. But of course that's not going to stop anybody from believing whatever it is they want to believe and pushing it for political benefit.

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