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06 January 2021

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Deap

Americans do have a keen sense of fair play. Democrats betray them daily, hourly, by the minute when watching abuse the halls of Congress right now as we speak.

Cortes

Won’t the Borg simply invent Miller of individual donors to keep the Uniparty game go on? Who needs people when there’s money at stake?

Cortes

millions, not Miller.

I blame the Borg... :(

Fred

Larry,

"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve" is attributed to Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. Senator Hirano and her compatriots on the left should remember that continuing to slander a quarter million Americans, and by extension 74 million others, as a 'mob' and as domestic terrorsts, is not going to end well.

blue peacock

https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/what_to_expect_in_2021_madness_mayhem_manipulation_and_more_tyranny

If you catch 100 red fire ants as well as 100 large black ants, and put them in a jar, at first, nothing will happen. However, if you violently shake the jar and dump them back on the ground the ants will fight until they eventually kill each other. The thing is, the red ants think the black ants are the enemy and vice versa, when in reality, the real enemy is the person who shook the jar. This is exactly what’s happening in society today. Liberal vs. Conservative. Black vs. White. Pro Mask vs. Anti Mask. The real question we need to be asking ourselves is who’s shaking the jar ... and why?

Yes, who's shaking the jar? Cui bono?

lux

We have seen the videos of ballots in suitcases being pulled from hidden stashes and run thru Dominion voting machines. We have seen live footage of those machines communicating via wifi with China.

If we have the same video in mind, those weren't suitcases but ballot containers.

I surely would like to see the second video of the Dominion voting machines communicating with China via WIFI

lux

Donald Trump Speech “Save America” Rally Transcript January 6

https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/donald-trump-speech-save-america-rally-transcript-january-6

The four-dimensional chess player ...

LondonBob

Trump needs to start primarying people, not that I have much faith in Trump's ability to promote the right people, a consistent failing of his. Andrew Jackson came back with his own apparatus after he had his election stolen.

Realistically the best bet is to takeover the state apparatus in the deep red states, the US is clearly having difficulties funding the deficit already and the dollar is dropping relentlessly, things will get worse but unless you have some elite buy in and control of some of the state you won't get anywhere. On the plus side the colonels downwards are with the good guys, although the courts and political institutions will continue to be partisan persecuters, cheered on by the media.

jerseycityjoan

LondonBob,

Your solution to America's problems is for the same elite who created many of our problems to take over and run our most Republican states.

No thanks. I have to wonder who you think are "the good guys" who would go along with such a plan.

Deap

For a party so opposed to fossil fuels, why is the WSJ today full of anti-Trump gaslighting? Every single article and opinion piece- the line between the two blurs dramatically, even in his formerly prestigious publication.

Name of the game: blame Trump for four years of chaos the Democrats stirred up against him. With that level of organized propaganda now hitting from all sides, we are in for dangerous times.

Governance of the people, by the people and for the people is now an irrelevant concept. Yet that is all we heard yesterday in the Congressional hearings as the Democrats steamrolled their agenda with self-interested bloviating, leaving a massive GOP body count in their wake.

Yet not a single article about another very curious 11th hour blue spike of Democrat voters surging to overtake the GOP front runners in Georgia ...again. Nor a mention of Antifa infiltration of the "GOP mobs" (100 persons or so?) that stormed the Capitol.

I feel pistol-whipped this morning. And I am reminded of Victor Davis Hansen's warning over a year ago: Trump would be a great in terms of accomplishments but ultimately a tragic President, because he did not have the self-awareness to know why.

Our task now is to carefully curate the positives of the Trump legacy not get beaten down by the current downsides and media swamp. It wasn't just one man; it was a movement.

That is now our duty and obligation - what forward movement needs to continue regardless of who nominally sits in the seat of power: reduce size of government; reduce petty regulations; eliminate two systems of justice based upon political expediencies; no more gaslighting and far more truth telling.

What is our relationship to our government: to only be on the receiving end of handouts that come wih chain link tethers to our very souls in return? Democrats in charge will vastly grow both the size of government and the dependency on government. They know exactly what they are doing. And they will make us pay for it.

The iron dome of media blackouts and censorship is the enemy at the gates. That is job one -keeping the lights on as our new government insiders moves quickly to smoke filled back rooms and dank basements.

Tweets, God love them or hate them, we will appreciate in retrospect they were the only tool that finally burst past the Borg. And now silenced and replaced with calculated and patently false teleprompter sound bites. We got a raw food, but ultimately a healthy diet for four years.

Now we are in for four years of overly refined junk food, that will ultimately sicken the body politic.

Deap

1956 - HOWL - Alan Ginsburg

"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,

dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,

angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,

who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz,

who bared their brains to Heaven under the El and saw Mohammedan angels staggering on tenement roofs illuminated,

who passed through universities with radiant cool eyes hallucinating Arkansas and Blake-light tragedy among the scholars of war,

who were expelled from the academies for crazy & publishing obscene odes on the windows of the skull,

who cowered in unshaven rooms in underwear, burning their money in wastebaskets and listening to the Terror through the wall,

who got busted in their pubic beards returning through Laredo with a belt of marijuana for New York,

who ate fire in paint hotels or drank turpentine in Paradise Alley, death, or purgatoried their torsos night after night

with dreams, with drugs, with waking nightmares, ............................"

Deap

Some members of Congress did stand their ground - and no Dan Crenshaw was not among them, nor were any members of the Squad or any female members at all. Just "they" members:

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2021/01/07/gop-leader-mccarthy-names-specific-lawmakers-who-helped-hold-the-line-during-capitol-chaos-n2582714?utm_source=piano&utm_medium=onsite&utm_campaign=603

Others were scrambling to write their speeches about "protecting the US Constitution" for later prime time viewing.

English Outsider

Mrs Merkel weighs in -

https://www.politico.eu/article/angela-merkel-slams-donald-trump-capitol-riot/

So we may forget Kenosha, Portland, Seattle and a host of other tales of looting and arson. The Keepers of the status quo now have their story to counter all:-

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/07/capitol-hill-trump-rioters-race-power

A little muddled as yet but they'll work on it over time. And in a way that is not easy to understand the Capitol Hill riot is taken as proving that the election was valid. We now have the iconic event that'll be used ad infinitum to put paid to whatever remains of those four years of hope.

Will it? In among the jubilation on one English site, the relief that Trump was finally discredited, I came across a comment that told a different story. From an American, almost certainly -

"Respectfully: after being to a number of stop the steal rallies, all have been peaceful with the exception of Antifa agitator on the outside. In the case of today's protests in Washington, it is very clear that Antifa actors served to tarnish the right to protest the government peaceably. I don't want to get into the issues of fraud and the courts rejecting over 90 case based on standing, not even review the evidence, hundreds of hours of CCTV showing voter count fraud or the over one thousand sworn affidavits online describing fraud. The USA has had riots all year and been met with silence from the left with hundred dead. Before the first shots were fired today, truth was the first casualty. This is a very tragic day and very complex. The USA has one of the most dishonest opposition parties in the western world spending almost all of TRUMPs term with false and disproven allegations of fraud. My fear is that worse is to come."


Of course they set about that commenter. We do not want to hear stories outside the now triumphantly acclaimed narrative. And now somehow, without a single impartial investigation and subsequent hearing, it is accepted truth that Trump's claims of election fraud are false.

But for many of us that lack of impartial investigation tells a quite different story.

Deap

Final tribute to Trump - suddenly Democrats want to be protected behind a Wall: ........"As far as fortifying the Capitol, the Secretary of the Army said Thursday that a seven-foot "non-scalable" wall would be erected around the Capitol for the next 30 days."

Someone failed to note the irony.

vig

Posted by: Deap | 07 January 2021 at 11:26 AM

Alan Ginsberg fan? Other then anti-collectivst, anti-union, anti-Cal-goverments. In the eighties by now???

Explain

Deap

This is the legacy the Democrats now own: Their own history of lies, hypocrisy, violence and hate. Mark Dice masterfully sizes it up:

https://videos.whatfinger.com/2021/01/07/what-really-happened-at-the-capitol-yesterday/

The internet is forever; or until the Democrats scrub out any vestige of their own wrong-doings.

Razor

As a European outsider looking in, it seems to me that the US electoral system is fundamentally corrupt without even considering the palpable fraud of the recent Presidential election. As long as money determines who gets elected,and let's be honest, it does, you will have the best government money can buy. That is, for those who pay for it.

As George Carlin said; "It's a big club, and you ain't in it. It's called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe in it"

If I recall correctly, the Obama and Clinton campaigns cost somewhere in the region of $1 Billion each. I suppose that the Trump and Biden campaigns cost something similar.

Then you have the agents of foreign powers, especially AIPAC, meddling massively in your elections to a degree which would put claims of Russian meddling, even if true, in the ha'penny place.

One can hardly argue that these generous donors do so out of public spirit when it is clear to see how they massively benefit from their largesse.

It occurs to me that there can be no fundamental shift in this situation without US citizens coming together and putting together a clear policy platform and then putting forward candidates, effectively forming a new political party. One of it's priority objectives should be to remove campaign donations from corporations PAC's and billionaire donors whose one issue is a foreign country, or to quote what the man allegedly said; "I'm a one issue man, and that issue is Israel" Or another on the other side from a Casino in Nevada who bankrolled Trump. You whole system is entirely unrepresentative. Even your so called MIC has its production facilities spread across multiple states so as to threaten local representatives who would support reduction in military spending. That is alongside their very well funded lobbying efforts.

Can I suggest the the solution lies in public funding or political parties, based on their electoral support? I suspect that idea is anathema to many US Americans, tantamount to communism even. But the old story tells the truth, he who pays to piper calls the tune.

The other alternative, which seems probably more likely, is a growing cold civil war, perhaps becoming hot before too long and the break up of the US.

Deap

Razor, why did you intentionally leave out the power money and discpline of the public sector unions in your equation. SEIU was the biggest funder of the Obama campaign. And felt they got burned badly after plowing so much money into the Clinton campaign.

Unions are the ones playing the high stakes game when choosing who gets elected to write their paychecks. When you have a ground force of 20 million government employees all contributing for their own immediate welfare, you have a force much largers than a few mega corporations.

Public sector employee hav automatic deductitons from their paychecks going directly to their poltiical action commitees every month - you can view these in the campaign finance disclosure documens.

When the DNC nomination was still a huge clown car, the unions did not come out early for anyone because they got so burned on Clinton. When it came down to almost Bernie Sanders they moved into action and propped up the lifeless Biden campaign who had become a sleezy joke at that time.

But they knew he was an inside player and would know how to reward his "friends" with our tax dollars into their pockets. Bernie was too much of a wild card, he wanted to give tax dollars to everyone, not just the unions.

Therefore, Biden finally became the unions pick and the rest is history, including th choice of Harris as VP - the unions owed her one for her dirty work on their behalf as AG in California.

Twice she defeated public pension reform. Twice she left the tax taxpayers on the hook for a trillion dollars in unfunded public pension liabilities now passed on to future generations who never knew they now owe this massive debt..

W.P.

Proof !!
https://nationsinaction.org/2021/01/press-release-voter-fraud/


Razor

Deap, you accuse me of ignoring the public sector unions as political contributors. You mention public sector PAC's. I did refer specifically to PAC's in my comments and I did not exclude any of those entities from consideration.

The US Supreme Court decision in "Citizens United" to my mind makes a mockery of the concept of legal personality, which, in my legal studies, was described as "a legal fiction". Legal personality is something bestowed on corporations to facilitate the expedient flow of commerce. It is an expedient privilege. To equate it to the free speech rights of actual personhood and citizenship is to my mind, a perversion and an indication of the capture of the institutions of society by private, and particularly financial interests.

Such a development can surely only lead to the death of representative government, which I would argue has patently, already occurred. And that is why I argue for the removal of private financing of politics.

It seems to me that your complaint regarding my alleged ignoring of unions has more to do with your own political bias than anything I said.

Keith Harbaugh

Important to note how elements of the IC worked for the defeat of Trump:

"Intelligence analysts downplayed Chinese election influence to avoid supporting Trump policies, inspector finds"

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/intelligence-analysts-downplayed-election-interference-trump-inspector

From the article:

"A senior intelligence official told the Washington Examiner that “inside the IC, we’re going to have to wrestle with the issues outlined in this report and the revelation that our own internal umpire basically said
Ratcliffe was right and
some of our career people, even CIA management, were politicizing China intelligence.” "

Unfortunately, I can find neither a PDF of Ratcliffe's letter nor of Zulauf's report in a linkable format on the web.

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