Just an FYI

Stolen from Ace of Spades HQ because you need to see and contemplate:

Also you might want to read this: Italian Covid-19 Lockdown Businesses Threaten a Tax Strike

I don’t want it to be Boston Commons o’clock, but reality doesn’t seem to care what I want.

When a Long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, Pursuing Invariably the Same Object, Evinces a Design to Reduce Them [I.E. the People] Under Absolute Despotism, It Is Their Right, It Is Their Duty, to Throw off Such Government, and to Provide New Guards for Their Future Security.”

– Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776

184 thoughts on “Just an FYI

  1. I suspect any “first act” starting CW2 that comes from the “right” will be from someone like this, who already lost a home to the leftoids. My Cambodian co-worker in Texas was prone to asking “What is wrong with you people?”

    1. I’ve for weeks now been convinced they’ll continue lockdowns till we have HORDES of starving homeless, and then tell the few of us with homes and jobs we have to take in a family per room. “What are you doing in that big house? Aren’t you sorry for these people.”
      They did it in the USSR and Cuba, and probably everywhere else.

      1. they can try, but we have in writing they can’t, and with the latest version of the court, that doesn’t fly by blackmailing Roberts.
        We need protection for the 5 who pay attention to the law.
        Otherwise, they can house them in the leftoid states’ governors mansions, and all the dems’ houses, especially the extra houses they seem to all have and any NGO’ left leaning office complexes.

          1. And if they can’t pack the Court they will simply declare it to be illegitimate and ignore it.

        1. also, I’m sorry JP, but we also have in writing that they can’t restrict the practice of religion can’t imprison us without due process, and can’t stop you earning a living.
          How is that working out for us?

            1. Chamberlain had the *unanimous* support of Parliament, brought back exactly the treaty they had jointly outlined, and was treated like a hero when he got back. Parades, radio broadcasts, and exclusive events with high society. The rest of Parliament spent their time high-fiving and congratulating each other for their wisdom and political savvy.

              He wasn’t the only bozo on that bus. He’s just the one who got the blame when everyone else scrambled to dissociate themselves from the disaster.

              Also note that Winston Churchill wasn’t selected as his replacement because anyone thought he was a great statesman; too many people remembered his disastrous failure in the Admiralty, among other things. Churchill had been writing “hysterical” and “inflammatory” articles for two decades warning people that The Hunnish Bastards Are Coming Again, like some annoying fly that wouldn’t shut up and wouldn’t go away.

              Parliament picked Churchill more or less out of spite; he was the most-hated Member, selected to take the blame for the now-easily-visible oncoming Imperial-level fustercluck. His role was to take one for the team and go into early retirement; nobody expected him to actually *try* to oppose the Germans, much less succeed. But Churchill started off by going to George VI and getting a writ that essentially made him dictator of the British Empire. And he used that writ like a hammer to get his way. He didn’t have to wonder of his orders were being obeyed; at any sign of insufficient leapage when he said “frog”, he could simply remove any obstructions from Parliament or the military and replace them with his own people. Neither Hitler nor Mussolini had anything even *close* to the power Churchill did.

              1. Chamberlain was also scrambling for time. The British couldn’t have done much if the Germans had invaded Czechoslovakia over the Sudetenland, and the French were in only slightly better shape. No, he probably shouldn’t have been as publicly upbeat about the agreement as he was. But it did cause him to start moving the country toward rebuilding its military.

                That still wasn’t enough when war inevitably broke out. But it left the British in a better position than they otherwise would have been in.

                1. Chamberlain would have been more honest had he declared, “Peace in our time – but our time is brief, let us make the best use of it possible.”

          1. yeah, taking too long for those lawsuits on that.
            SCOTUS did tell NY to sod off on its limits on religious freedoms and the leftoids are made at ACB for it. Roberts, of course sided with the idjits on limits.

            1. Well, I mean, he switched the designation back so there’s no problem! Surely we can deal with it quickly if that scamp decides to try it again. Restraint! -_-;

            2. My impression of the Roberts opinion was less he sided with limits than he thought the Court could duck this decision. Timidity in defense of our rights is no virtue, of course, snd if not careful the Chief Justice will earn the sobriquet Duck Dodgers on the Supreme Court.

                1. I’m hoping this decision represents the new majority being willing to take official cognizance of the whole “process is the punishment” rationale involved in those tactics. It’s been real popular in 2A regulations.

              1. His decision to duck the decision is why Pennsylvania is such a mess now. If the Court had ruled that what the Governor and PA Supreme Court did violated the US Constitution because it altered the rules set by the legislature, the Dems vote fraud would have been much more difficult not only in PA, but in all the other states where the rules were similarly changed from what the legislature provided for. In essence, Roberts was the one who is most responsible for success of the Democratic Party election fraud.,

                1. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has nor ruled that the Electoral Zebra is currently Black with White stripes.

                  … In dismissing the suit on Saturday, the Pennsylvania justices invoked the old legal doctrine of “laches,” finding Rep. Kelly and the other GOP candidates failed in their duty to file the suit in a timely manner.


                  Critics accused the Pennsylvania justices of playing politics, noting that if Kelly had filed the suit any sooner, before suffering an injury-in-fact, the court would have likely thrown out the case on the grounds that there was no injury. …

          2. I recall having this argument with people who thought having a convention to amend the Constitution would fix things.
            I believe my exact words were, “What are you going to do, add ‘We really, really mean it’ to the end of the 10th Amendment?”

            1. “Shall not be infringed” didn’t seem to get the point across on the Second Amendment. Perhaps someone should have drawn pointy fingers and frowny faces on the parchment.

              Exactly when the the Supreme Court become the priestly class, having the exclusive power to “interpret” plain English? Probably about the time they gave themselves the power to disregard any parts of the document that didn’t fit their current Narrative.

              1. A rough guess would be Marbury v. Madison, 1803.

                [sarc] The Constitution forgot to tell everybody else that the Supremes could throw out laws that they didn’t like violated the Constitution. [/sarc]

          3. In the end any civilization is an agreement. When enough people reject the agreenent that civilization ceases.

            Doesn’t matter how much paper you have or what you wrote on it.

        2. That’s true so long as the homeless people aren’t considered soldiers. Or were you thinking of some other basis for not being able to commandeer homes?

          1. more on 4 than on 3 and trespass, at first glance, but really they don’t want to go there. Hey, the People are the militia, so the 3rd would suffice in a pinch not that anything would slow them if they think they can get away with it but really it is getting down to the point of dead bodies, how many before it’s mine, and how big a hole is involved (answer, a hell of a lot, and effing big).

      2. There is a chemical that soak through skin and takes other chemicals along for the ride. Tractor Supply sells this chemical. Be careful what you might mix into it and where it might go. And no, I do NOT know how to synthesize LSD. I have NO need to take LSD. Early childhood exposure to Sid & Marty Krofft products means LSD takes me.

          1. “It’s a horse liniment AND a paint stripper!” Originally used as a solvent for processing wood pulp.

            In the USA the FDA forbids its use on humans, but you can buy it without any problem. In the rest of the world there are few or no restrictions on its use, but you can’t buy it without major hassle.

            1. I don’t know if it was urban legend or reality, but in the ’60s there was word of people loading DMSO/LSD in squirt guns and shooting away.

              Haven’t seen signs offering DMSO at various businesses lately (used to be commonly sold at health food stores around here, and a bewildering variety of others, including a boot sales/repair place). I assume it’s still available, but between the medical and recreational pot shops in the city, cannabis related signage has overwhelmed everything else. (CBD products are also being flogged at the Kroger affiliate.) I don’t know how widespread this is, but quasi-legal MJ spawned a lot of, er, interesting business establishments.

              OTOH, Bill Graham (owner/operator of Fillmore West, SF acid rock) got dosed with LSD when somebody put a bit of LSD on his can of pop. IIRC, it happened more than once, until BG got wise and locked up his soda stash.

        1. I was told by a friend who was in a position to know that many copies of the organic chemical synthesis handbooks (Beilstein’s Organic Chemistry Handbook, I assume) tended to have the page for LSD removed by persons wishing to verify the accuracy of the text. That’s their story, and they stuck to it.

      3. “we have to take in a family per room.”
        3rd Amendment violation. Technically not troops, but anyone quartered in your home by the government against your will makes them government agents. ergo, “troops”.

          1. Just look at the constitutional abomination that civil forfeiture is and the way it is used to take stuff from people with minimal recourse unless you are lucky enough to get a pro bono lawyer that challenges that kind of government abuse. The courts have been going along with it for years. Basic rights to bear arms and to free speech are literally a Supreme Court vote or two away from being stripped away notwithstanding the text of the Constitution. The text means nothing if they ignore it.

            1. One of the Supreme Court justices (RBG, iirc) even stated in the past that they disagreed with Heller to the point that they’d overturn it if given another chance at it.

              1. Overturning Heller and Citizens United has been openly stated by Biden and other Democrats to be something that anyone they nominate must be willing to do.

      4. Give a petty tyrant a taste of dictatorial power and you will never see it surrendered save from their cold dead fingers. But being Americans we consider that a feature, not a fault.
        Should the majority of vaccine rollout not occur before Trump is removed from office I expect that there will be some “problems” that of course will necessitate continuing restrictions and lockdowns well into 2021 or even beyond.
        73 million citizens voted for Trump. I would guess that at least two thirds of them own firearms, and at least a quarter own multiple weapons of modern design and a boatload of ammunition to feed them. So, very likely that one of the early moves of a Biden/Harris administration will be an attempt to curtail those arms. A similar attempt by Clinton in his first two years in office cost the Democrats both houses of Congress in the 1994 midterms. Depending on how heavy handed the attempt it could very well cost them the country this time. Think not? Just imagine hordes of Antifa thugs given the authority to search your home for “illegal” weapons. After all, we are already under de facto martial law, so such a step is not all that out of range for a political party that has proven that anything goes as long as it grants them an increase in their power over the commoners.
        Things are not going to get ugly, they already are, but absent some miracle they are almost certainly going to get much worse.

        1. I’ve been looking at the Oregon COVID “it’s not a lockdown, it’s a Freeze, peasant!” stuff. As of Dec 3, we go to a tiered system, based on the same shitty statistics they used to excuse the lockdown this time. 4 tiers, but out of 36 counties, 21 are in “extreme risk”. Pull the other one, it plays Jingle Bells. The only smart (for various definitions of the word) thing about it is that while entertainment venues are closed at the “extreme” level, churches can run at 25% or 100 capacity. So, she can claim that her arbitrary restrictions are looser than for others. The lawsuits are still progressing…

          FWIW, Oregon counts a staggering total of 885 deaths attributed to the Chinavirus. That’s from when they started counting. Last I looked, we’re in the bottom 5 states for severity, so Despicable Kate Brown feels it’s somehow justified to lock everything down, destroy the economy, demand out-of-state travelers quarantine, and claim with a straight face that we’re doing so well because of her Courageous & Bold actions. (I think she was one of the bunch who went to Hawaii *after* the travel lockdown. Quarantine? Nah.)

          1. … claim with a straight face that we’re doing so well because of her Courageous & Bold actions.

            Apparently kids these days are ignorant of the “man with elephant gun” joke.

            Friend, “Why do you carry that elephant gun everywhere you go?”

            Man, “To guard against elephant attacks.”

            Friend, “There aren’t any elephants in [CITY]!”

            Man, “Works, doesn’t it?”

            1. Aside from the fact that Despicable Kate either never had a sense of humor or had it surgically removed, she could have been riffing off that joke.

      5. I can make my house explode while everyone sleeps.

        Then I am homeless and some leftist needs to take me in.

        Yes, seize my property and you will find I have none.

    2. It’s possible. But lately I’ve been considering the possibility that CW2 will start when two large minority groups start rioting against each other in a major metropolitan area. It might not have much to do with what comes later. But that could be a spark.

      1. Am reminded of a MAD magazine bit.. view of a street corner… ‘kook’ at the corner holding up a sign [THE END IS NIGH!]. And down one street (say E-W) is a Black Pride parade…. and the other (N-S)… White Power parade…. about to meet.

          1. No, the Black Power folks are trying to tell the woke honkies that they’re trespassing, whilst the Honkies are smashing businesses windows, etc (IN THE WOKE PARTS OF TOWN, FOR CRISSAKES). It’s like Portland is auditioning for the lead role in Bracken’s When the Music Stops

  2. BTW I have been unpersonned on faceplant. I wonder what my last successful post was. I was trying to load the blog link from the conservative lady who was thankful to retire from her teaching job so she didn’t have to hide her conservative ways anymore. My tag was, “that’s why Jolie never got a soft sciences degree”. I wonder if that post made it.

  3. We cannot allow the Biden cabal to seize the country, no matter the cost. The planned December 12 Trump march in Washington could be an opportunity to show real strength and start taking back the country.

      1. Unfortunately you usually do not know what is overreaction until after the fact. Considering the danger of underreacting to a threat, it is probably better to overreact and terrify the enemy than to be seen as too timid to be a danger. OTOH, it is even better to arrange things so you do not have to make that choice. OTGH, that last is looking more-and-more unlikely.

        1. According to the American left, ANYTHING is overreaction.

          Hitting a man attempting to rape your wife is unnecessary escalation to these lunatics.

          Shooting a man who is beating your head against cement is a “racially motivated murder”.

          If I think it’s going down, I’m taking at least one of Pol Pot’s henchmen with me.

          Is it getting bitter and cynical around here, or is that just me?

          1. It’s part of a motte-and-bailey strategy. On the one hand, they argue from the bailey that a goal, like “racial justice” for example, require specific changes to laws, and social norms. When their assertions are challenged, they retreat into the motte of airy-fairy proclamations like “black lives matter”. It is all very postmodern.

            At the core, I think, it is because the collectivist sees the pecadilloes of the individualist as anachronistic, inefficient, wasteful, and even sinful. In contrast, they see their flavor of fascism-du-jour as efficient, organized and more important than the rights of any individual.

  4. Did anyone notice that with all the Covid “news” there’s nary a mention that the Regeneron & Eli Lilly antibody treatments are being distributed & hospitals are already using them?
    The “Science” said we would need the restrictions until we had a treatment.
    We got them. Emergency over. Take your rules and shove ’em.

      1. They don’t want to admit how many people get hospitalized each year due to seasonal flu, nor that some of the same “overwhelmed” hospitals have this problem every flu season because they are so hyperregulated they cannot even add more beds without getting approval from government mandarins.

      2. Also without pneumonia.

        Average summer (!) has four figure deaths of people spiking out with a fever and lung congestion.

        The last six months? Nary a sign.

        Funny when you think about it.


      3. Much of that is the recent switch to high-dose flu vaccine for over 65. Far stronger immune response. (And those of us who deal with parvovirus and its vaccines are like … WE TOLD YOU SO!) Also an updated pneumonia vaccine recently hit the shelves.

        County down the road a bit discovered that sending the free-vaccines RV out to the hinterlands resulted in a precipitous drop in hospitalizations for all the preventable diseases, to where they decided this was a good regular investment.

        1. I gather that the adverse reaction rate to the new pneumonia vaccine (PPSV23) is about 1-6%. Laid me out for a while, though the delay was interesting. Got the shot on a Tuesday, Friday I spiked a 102F fever with a questionable spot on my lungs. Negative results on the flu test, so the clinic (in Medford, I was over there for a pre-op retina appointment) did a prescription for antibiotic for a week.

          I never had a reaction to the old (PCV13) pneumonia shot, but the reaction to PPSV23 was more exciting than I preferred.

      4. I loved that Johns Hopkins study (using CDC data) that showed WuFlu was a statistical non-event for deaths. Talk about harshing the narrative. No wonder they took it down.

        1. They even acknowledged that they took it down not because of any inaccuracy in the data or the conclusions, but simply because it would be able to be used by people to challenge the narrative.

            1. There’s a logic to it now; just discard the assumption that journalists are in the business to spread the truth. I used to think T.J. Thyne’s character in Bones was over-the-top conspiracy level, but now I wonder just what information the script writers had…

              1. To quote Glenn Reynolds, “Just think of them as Democratic Party operatives with bylines”.

    1. And of course no mention of the recent study that once again showed the effectiveness of anti-malarials. Of course anti-malaria drugs are a whole lot cheaper than the ones the CDC and FDA deep staters insist people must be given, and their allies in media and social media are fully on board with them.

      1. Yup, that was the first study I’ve seen released that used the protocols that the doctors working in the field reported as working well. We’ve known anecdotally for 7 months that HCQ + zinc + azithromycin given early keeps people infected with SARS CoV2 from needing hospitalization. But the researchers with gov’t grants didn’t seem to want to study that – they made up protocols designed to fail…

        1. There have been a few dozen studies from around the world demonstrating that HCQ and Zinc used together work. There have been a handful of studies showing otherwise. But either the data is suspect (one particular big one here, which was used by Lancet for their study, and then retracted after the problems with the data came to light), or the treatment was issued too late in the hospitalization process. HCQ and Zinc need to be given

          The studies showing HCQ to be useful started showing up mid-summer, iirc.

          1. Pretty much any treatment works better when you apply it early, instead of waiting til the patient is at death’s door! Waiting until the patient needs the ICU is like not applying pressure until after the artery stops gushing.

            This is a slow-replicating virus. Anything that interferes with it long enough to let the immune system catch up can be helpful. The sooner you interfere with it, the less sick you get.

  5. They’re operating on “the beatings will continue until morale improves.” The beatings will continue no matter what until we make them stop.

    1. Yep. The Dems have made it clear that they see this as their opportunity to impose totalitarian socialism and they are dedicated to making sure that their is a perpetual “crisis” that they will not let :go to waste”. Remember, they are already floating that it is “privilege” to have electricity 24 hours a day and that we need to “get used to” going without it at times.

          1. For that to happen to politicians, all you need to do is send them down into the NYC subways without any bodyguards and openly wearing a Rolex.

  6. As has been said: If not now, when?

    Mere anger is not enough, we must be focused. The Left has the patent on unfocused, destructive, ineffective demonstration, we need not ape their efforts. Whatever we do will be labeled a tantrum by white supremacists, even (especially) if every participant is obviously non-white – so what’s to be done?

    1. A focus on those who direct, control, benegit from, and finance the attacks on us would be a place to start.
      There are likely fewer than 5000 people in the upper reaches of this group. Often, they use control of other peoples’ money to amplify their power.
      See, for example, the US Chamber of Commerce executives and their _Board Members_, and the interlocking relationships of bank executives and corporate Boards, and the policy agents (think tanks) they support.
      Look at the attendees of groups like Davos, CFR, BIilderburgers, and coorelate to the corporate and governmental power centers.
      The Prog/Left are working on a common plan, though perhaps not a conspiracy, as a common education, commonality of interests, and access to common tools may be sufficient to cause many people to choose similar courses out of self-interest, as the actions of the Arabs of the 1970s oil shortage time coincided withnthe return of the first post-war generation of princes from Cambridge, Wharton, and the London School of Economics with the idea that fuel should be sold by the BTU, and not priced by the cost of production.
      I see some mass protests by our people, but if the sh*t well and truly hits the fan, the operational unit will be the Jim De Griz.
      John in Indy

  7. Damnit.
    Every time I start wondering, “Am I going to excessive excess in trying to be ready for…”
    I find out more and think, “You haven’t even begun to consider approaching ‘enough’, let alone excess!”

      1. You can buy ’em cheap in Russia. Saw recently where someone bought a working warship for something like $60,000. How do you like my new yacht? 😀

        Also, there are U.S. dealers who specialize in tanks. The guns are decommisioned but I’m sure that can be fixed.

        1. Fighting vehicles are expensive to maintain, and difficult to practice on. For example, you can’t take a tank for a Sunday drive. It’s too wide for the lanes, and the tracks will tear up the asphalt. They also tend to make big *expensive* targets unless properly supported by infantry. There’s a reason why only nations use tanks, and not PMCs.

          Big cannons aren’t hard to get with the proper tools. World War 2 designs will work more or less as well as modern ones, probably exist as complete blueprints that are available online for the curious, and that could be built in a machine shop (or possibly made by a high-end 3D printer; a lower quality printer could probably make them, but they wouldn’t last for long). The difficulty comes in securing the ammunition for them.

            1. “What’s that do?”

              Though not in the clip, I found myself amused when Oz found a part of the Judge. “Uh… arm?”

              1. That and Angelus and Drusilla slowly making their way away from the Judge and the line of fire.

  8. Anything you say can be held against you, and will be, if you deviate from the narrative.

    I’m still looking for, and into, secure communication. Me/We, Gab, Parler, etc.; to reach any we’re passing through gateways that ‘they’ control and monitor.

    Phone, email, texting, even snail mail, names and locations are noted and recorded.

    Even face to face is not secure if there’s an Apple, Amazon, Google or Android device in proximity. They are ALWAYS listening.

    Peer to and through peer networks are a bit safer but pretty much limited to line of sight, if you don’t have peers within the network reaching line of sight to each other all the way over the hill, you can’t communicate with the guy on the other side of that hill, let alone anyone over the horizon.

    Alas even peer to peer ain’t necessarily safe communicating with off the shelf hardware. All cell phones today required to have the GPS chip, it’s quite possible to narrow the target around that GPS for a drone, rocket, laser, to a few square feet and reputedly, with military hardware, to inches.

    Just sayin’ not only need we keep our power dry, we need to find ways to keep our communications secure.

    1. > Even face to face is not secure if there’s an Apple, Amazon, Google or Android device in proximity. They are ALWAYS listening.

      Or a laptop or tablet running Windows or iOS, or just about anybody’s “smart TV”, and a depressing number of “IOT-enabled” devices that chat with the mothership.

      1. Yet another reason to move your electronic devices to Linux, one of the BSDs, or any other open source and auditable OS. Computers are easy. Phones and tablets less so, but possible.

        1. Pinephone, KDE/Plasma phone, probably others. Next useless cellphone that comes my way is gonna become an experiment; I like KDE.

          However, they kinda need the GPS triangulation by the nature of how the towers work, so there’s no getting around that. And while one can avoid sending personal data to a corporate mothership, that says nothing about whether it’s copied off to a gov’t server.

          Back about 2005 I overheard a gripe session between the owners of two small local ISPs. One was complaining about how the feds just waltzed in and installed a black box on his backbone, like it or not. He presumed it was recording all his traffic, ie. all his customers’ traffic.

          1. Most phones are “locked” in hardware and won’t run any other OS. Some of them, you can’t even delete or disable some of the preloaded malware, like the Facebook or Twitter apps, which are known spyware.

            They *really* want you to carry the spy device as-is.

            I had to buy a phone that I could install LineageOS on. But it’s still not secure; LineageOS uses the binary device drivers from Android, and we know the CPU and chipsets are remotely accessible from below the OS level. But changing the OS helps some.

            PinePhone uses a rooted CPU and chipset; that’s how they’re keeping the price down. The Purism phones are not rooted; every device driver, the BIOS, every part of the OS and hardware is open sourced and you can build it yourself. But privacy comes at a price: $800-ish. And by 2020 standards it’s not a fancy phone… of course, once you start installing apps on it, you might as well just carry an Android or Apple phone, so the lack of performance is moot.

            The only way to be perfectly secure is not to carry a phone. But it’s even odds everyone *else’s* phone is keeping track of you. Not to mention the ever-growing official and unofficial surveillance network.

            But like I said before, even *minor* efforts at security give worthwhile results; they’re so used to having everything offered up automatically, they make little effort to probe deliberately.

    2. Well, as we now know, you don’t actually have to say anything. They’ll just accuse you of saying it, which is the same thing as proven fact in the Court of Social Media.

  9. Heh. I am on the mailing list for the local paper (city population approximately 300,000) and find it routinely filled with Liberal slant. So imagine my reaction to this headline i today’s mail-out:

    Note from the editor: Local journalism is worth your investment

    No doubt, but I don’t see what that has to do with their paper.

    1. Similar situation here. I went to the local paper’s site, and they’re down to 4 runs per week (both digital and dead tree). I think we stopped getting the Sunday paper a dozen years ago; even the classified ads weren’t interesting any more.

      Pre-Chinavirus, they’d have a couple of forlorn worker bees trying to get subscription signups at the big independent grocery store. Never saw them getting any takers. They didn’t do local news all that well, and the AP reprints were getting available, even when I was limited to dialup internet.

      Before we stopped reading it, we figured that government & legal notices were probably the only moneymaker they had. The Kroger affiliate stopped advertising in the paper at all, and now is largely digital through their own website. Same for the farm and ranch stores. (The ads were a main reason we bothered with a Sunday paper. No ads, no paper.)

      1. The Kroger affiliate stopped advertising in the paper at all, and now is largely digital through their own website. Same for the farm and ranch stores. (The ads were a main reason we bothered with a Sunday paper. No ads, no paper.)

        We stopped taking the Eugene Red Guard Register Guard umpteen years ago. The downside was lack of newspaper to start the wood stove fires. Bonus we get ads on Wednesday, free. Used to be really thick … now it is down to a few smaller pages, even last Wednesday’s, just before black Friday … I’ve been getting Black Friday Sales notifications via messaging & email from places where, for reasons, I allow, so I know the tradition happened. Just don’t know how extensive.

          1. We haven’t been getting a lot of junk mail, until recently … dang medicare supplement switch / enrollment ads. Even coming in my name. I don’t qualify; yet. They do make good fire starter though, you are correct there.

        1. With no newspaper, I’ll use cardboard boxes, especially the coated variety (the county will take uncoated for recycling, but not coated). Smaller uncoated stuff, like the flats for cases of canned goods are also handy. We’re hanging onto egg cartons in case we really do go ahead with a small flock of chickens. (This is my enthusiastic face. See?)

      2. I noticed that during the election campaign they were running a LOT of Tillis/Cunningham stories … right up until the tales of Cal “Character Counts” Cunningham’s extramarital dalliances broke, and then suddenly there was no news worth reporting on that senate race.

        Sadly, the Greensboro Record, before its merger into the Greensboro <Daily News, had been a pretty good conservative paper. In 1979 it had given a start to Tony Snow and, IIRC, Tod Lindberg (who went on to edit the Hoover Institution’s magazine, Public Policy). Now? The page sheets aren’t even large enough to make good birdcage liner.

  10. Local gun shop had ammunition when they opened on Black Friday, at 10 AM. By 10:30 AM they were out … of everything except shotgun shells, & the lesser used type rounds. Other shops weren’t so lucky on their distribution portions. They’ve complained to the distributor that it wasn’t fair that this other gun shop got it’s normal seasonal distribution & they didn’t. Distributor’s answer – “Sell $10 million a year in a normal year, and we’ll discuss this.” The above shop’s owner? Has gone 100% to loading his own ammunition for what he needs for personal use. Even he is having problems getting the pieces he needs to do that.

    1. Primers are nil. Shotgun primers are “gone” but last time I was in Cabella’s the blackpowder/muzzle loader aisle had 209’s in multiple brands. brass is hit and miss and oddball stuff is more available than some common ones. Heard most priming compounds depend on an Italian plant for something.

      1. Try the Civil War era replica market for muzzleloaders; Enfield Rifled Muskets of that era were about 50 cal or so (.577 if I recall correctly)

        1. cap style primers are out there, but they don’t cross into anything modern.
          BP replacements can provide powder in FFG, FFFG (I think I saw FG as well) equivalents, but it’s a limit to loads you can make, and the many “inline” muzzle loaders make getting the 209s a bit easier (they are supposedly muzzle loader specific but they work in shot shells. some burn a bit cooler and the accuracy varies more but we worry more about “does it bang” than “Is my group a half inch smaller over 5 shots”) but we’re dealing with otherwise common rifle loads being out of stock, and just trying to hand load for them being impossible to do from nothing right now.
          If you have a 7mm-08, you might find brass, bullets, could possibly find a suitable powder, and maybe get dies that fit for a Lee hand press, but there are no primers that will fit available to purchase (and no, you can’t have how ever many of mine (~_^) so . . .) so it won’t go bang in your Model 70.

          1. There is, or at least was, a good market supply of the caps needed for the civil war rifles; reenactors go through quite a few of them.

          2. There’s a long-running thread on castboolits.gunloads.com about making (or, basically, reloading) your own primers. They’ve come up with a number of alternatives of varying practicality, but some are easily DIYable.

            I have a number of firearms that will function just fine with black powder and cast lead bullets, having been designed for those in the first place, and others that should work well enough. I have a fair supply of black and it’s easy enough to make more. I never got past the research point for DIY smokeless, but if anyone wants to try, Cordite-type propellants look DIY-able if you don’t mind handling small quantities of nitroglycerine.

            Regulatory capture means anything to do with explosives falls under several different agencies, every one with their own lists of regulations, licenses, and penalties. Anything beyond reloading your own personal ammunition with store-bought components, you might want to stay below the radar.

            A friend of mine has a flintlock. It works by banging a rock against a piece of steel. With a Minie ball and careful loading, it is astonishingly accurate. And a 425 grain, .54 caliber Minie at 1300 feet per second has 1,600 ft-lbs of muzzle energy, nothing to sneeze at. In the 1700s blacksmiths made them, starting with making their own steel; one of the Foxfire books has a fairly good article if the WWW goes down.

            1. Dad used to reload for the family. That is himself, mom, her siblings and the one spouse that hunted, his brother, his in-laws, his Uncle, mom’s sister’s in-laws, … Who knows who they shared with. We have some from hubby’s brother … we can get more. Not sure if we can get what son’s new rifle needs or not.

              Makes me wish mom hadn’t traded dad’s stuff away, 10 years ago now. OTOH nothing had been touched for at least 35 years, or longer. Pretty much not long after dad’s stroke & he really couldn’t hunt anymore. We still have all the stuff that was already loaded but the gear, powder, primers, & casings were traded. OTOH x 2, BIL wouldn’t take any of it to incorporate into HIS supply …

            2. Yeah, the last time I got primers, I was limited to 200 for each type. It’s been 25 years since I loaded last. Sold off some of what I had, kept others, and replaced tooling for rounds I need to handload. OTOH, I still have some inventory for current firearms, as well as some oddballs I don’t have any more. .221 Fireball, for one. 🙂 Some components are too rare for the West; .30-30 bullets can be found (eventually), but cases haven’t turned up. Maybe on line.

              Probably a good idea to get the goodies so I can use the .45 muzzleloaders. Not sure how available #11 caps are now, but I can look this week.

    2. Oh, and a similar issue with suppliers is how I ended up here in Michigan.
      raw for our stuff became scarce due to the chinese deciding to play supply games to drive up prices. Iodine was our bugaboo. Our raw supplier was in Germany at the time and what we make with the preliminary does not “consume” iodine, so we get a stream of by product that gives us almost all of the iodine back, and we then sold it on to a recycler who supplied our raw. eventually the supply dried up and we needed raws, but the supplier needed iodine to make us more raws.
      Anyhow, we found another supplier in Japan who was more than happy to sell us the raw, but we needed to buy more than what we used in a year. Owner said “Buy it! We can’t operate without it, and it ain’t like we won’t use it eventually.” Our competitor could not afford to buy that much at a time so he was without, while we had items for sale, until the Chin started pumping items back into the market at the new higher prices. To ensure heir supply, the Big Corp who bought us out, decided to buy us to lock up having raws on hand.
      How they totally messed that up is for an in person discussion and even more involved.

      1. I’ve worked for companies that operated in a similar fashion.

        “The wonder isn’t that companies collapse, it’s that they last as long as they do before the end.”

        1. my first airport job was one that made money despite itself. They finally sold out to Signature at MSY, and Million Air at Lake Charles. in 1998 one of the fuel trucks needed a brake drum. none was found as it was a 1965 International cab welded to an unknown make older frame. It was a POS to begin with but I needed a spare truck for up at the SWA terminal so something needed to be done.
          me- “Are y’all getting a new drum, finding an axle you can get parts for, selling it off as scrap, or what?”
          owner- “Oh, we don’t own that. It’s a lease.”
          me- “Wait. You were actually paying someone for the use of that [highly expletive laden description followed] piece of garbage?!?!”
          owner- “um, yeah”
          The two oldest tankers (by cab and motor) were also leases, and were 64 IH cab-overs, one a tractor-trailer at 8,000 gallons new in 1965, and the other (that was returned from lease with the broken ’65) a 5,000 gallon from about the same time period. He had some newer trucks, from BP also on lease, and about the time the old IH had drum issues the Ford BP truck ate an engine and was swapped for a ’90s Ford Cargo, but the other Fords with the company name on them were newer versions of that IH with late 70’s or early 80’s Ford cab portions (poorly) welded onto older IH frames that had been built with the fueling setup, but those were late 60’s frames.

          rant from the past, over

          1. Wow. I’ve heard/read some amazing “they did what with that for how long and charged for it!?!” stories, but that one might be the winner.

            1. Well, you see anything better would cost so much more!!! IF you ignore that it was down at least 33% of the time, and repairs were always pricey with long waits while the not entirely incompetent but occasionally made a good impression of it mechanic hunted down parts (in the pre-internet days) and got them delivered, or the cost of repairing the baggage cart it hit when it moved forward of its own accord (was an air operated PTO, Shift neutral, engage PTO, shift to first, and if Pressure was a bit low, truck pumped AND Moved forward and the brakes [oversize worn drum recall] on it were not enough to hold it) but at least it didn’t rip a hose off the wing of a plane, just dinged bad one baggage cart and dented a cargo cart, It once pulled the deadman lines out of my hand when it pulled that trick. The lease place only held title and really nothing else was their responsibility. I’m sure they were happily confused that he would continue to send them payments for the POS stuff and not complain about them. Son InLaw was General Manager and had long given up on setting things right, and had gotten happy that they at least only came in 3 maybe 4 days a week, and didn’t mess up even more things. I’m betting he happily took a retirement when they finally sold out.

              1. That particular leasing company’s name wouldn’t involve a double consonant followed by the letters cee oh em would it?

                Reason being, we had a leased Ford welded to an unknown body frame, coupled to a box bed and PTO/bucket arm that was up about 33% of the time. For values of “up.” Brakes were a hashed together mess that mostly worked, sort of. Hydraulics leaked enough that I could have made money buying stock in the supplying company. Oil was pretty much a situation of a slower path to its gravitational destination. Outriggers required mechanical tweak to work about half the time. For a period, it was actually better off air cooled than using the radiator that came with it. Frame was bent enough that speed bumps could be a chancy thing.

                Oh, and when thirty feet in the air was the best time for the brakes to go loose… and the hydraulics to fail.

                I’m amazed anyone insured the darn thing, as much as astounded that certain folks paid enough in leasing fees to buy a *brand new* one in the time I worked there.

          2. Those lease things almost never make sense to me. Maybe you have to have the Sekrit MBA Decoder Ring or something.

            A few decades ago auto dealerships were pushing leasing *hard*. A friend of mine leased a new SUV for his wife. “So, you’re paying full retail, and your lease payments are the same as purchase payments, and you can’t sell it without negotiating with the bank first, and you don’t get any breaks on service, or even a courtesy car if it’s in for warranty work, and when the lease is up, you have to give it back in perfect condition, minus pre-allowed wear, and they’ll bill for you excess wear, and then you have nothing.”

            Friend: “&*$&#H@ you.”

            TRX: “But if you bought it instead, you could at least put the hulk up on blocks in the back yard when it wore out.”

            Friend: “…and the horse you rode in on.”

            I sometimes get some mumbling about “taxes”, but nobody was ever able to explain how that worked.

            Now, in *some* business settings, leasing something like a corporate jet is easy enough to figure, because they’re expensive and are part of corporate assets. Leasing desktop computers, on the other hand, seems hard to justify unless they’re part of some overall “level of service” contract.

            1. The idea of *not* dealing with the hulk can have its own draw to some if all that you really want is a car that’s not all that old.

              1. They’re still pushing leases in TV ads.
                Dave Ramsey calls them, “fleeces.”
                BTW, am slowly and reluctantly car shopping, and most everybody wants to sell me a used car. Interesting.

                1. The good thing about a used car is somebody else has already eaten the greater portion of depreciation. The optimum way to buy one is, if you’ve got a good relationship with your mechanics, ask if they can turn one up for you. It is likely they know the prior owner and the service record on the car.

                2. I have a black car because they literally had NO OTHER COLOR with a gray interior. (And my alternative was black. No.)

                  This was in July. It’s probably worse now with supply chains.

            2. I think the Monty Python crew explained the “leasing biz” in their movie “The Meaning of Life”, when the doctor explained the lease on the machine that goes “ping!”

            3. I liked the ones with such low miles folks never drover their nice new MB or BMW because they didn’t want the massive jump in penalties at the end of the lease.
              Someone tried to convince me to lease a new Ranger when I did autoparts sales, and I laughed. At the time, everything seemed to be a 1,000 mile a month at best allowance on a lease, and I drove 1,500 a week easy, and often closer to 2,000.

      2. How they totally messed that up is for an in person discussion and even more involved.

        + a lot of liquor?

    3. Ammunition: The gift that keeps on giving!

      Plus: it’s a great stocking stuffer! (If you have a sockful of 45 ACP you almost don’t need a gun.)

  11. https://mobile.twitter.com/BillyRay5229/status/1332413605514416128?p=p

    Yeah, this is either innumerate or dishonest.

    Counties do not have the same populations, so aggregating votes and economic activity by them would not make a good comparison.

    BLS just released a report on employment that breaks it down for the largest 358 counties. 135 million total jobs in the US. Looking at the 358 largest, we can see right at the top that Baldwin, AL, had 75k jobs. Maricopa, AZ has 2 million. So per person counts like votes, employment, and economic activity will be wildly off, looking at counties.

    Los Angeles, CA, has 4 million jobs.

    If you do treat the counties as having the same population, Trump voters are 83% of counties, and Biden voters 17%. Which means that the economic activity is disparate by about 11 times.

    Leftwing economic thinking is that this would be a result of economic oppression. Eight years of Obama, plus decades of federal environmental and employment regulation could be understood as such oppression. If people so oppressed voted Trump as a result, then we would expect the statistical assertion that this fellow is taking a victory lap over.

    Rightwing economic thinking is that outcomes can legitimately vary without any wrongdoing having occurred. And, corrected for population, the alleged difference is probably not so severe.

    “Why do you rob banks?” “Because that is where the money is.”

    If pro Trump allegations of fraud are correct, why would they correlate with counties where more economic activity is occurring? Concentrations of population and wealth mean that there is more in the area to steal. Ergo, they are more attractive places for wannabe corrupt politicians to move to, and to try to get into the business.

    A theorist of fraud conspiracy might draw the conclusion that these 500 Biden counties could actually represent actual majorities of Trump support, who could potentially be convinced to take their economic activity to other counties.

    Note, the top ten counties have all seen a jobs contraction. At least 4%, sometimes well over 10%. This is obviously Covid lockdown related.

    Top covid loss, is Atlantic, NJ, 34%. Lowest are Cleveland, OK, and Utah, OK. 0.2%. Obviously, deeply red states. But, these counties are blue compared to the states. Utah, UT has Provo, which has a lot of lefties, and is a University town, with BYU. Cleveland, OK, is likewise a University town, with the University of Oklahoma (OU). Weird coincidence, OU and BYU have two of the very few professional creative writing courses that are worth anything.

    One could theorize that a university heavy county in a deep red state, that is otherwise low profile, might have a lower rate of covid impact, due to universities insulating themselves from the costs of lockdowns. Texas Tech, Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, and Texas A&M, College Station, Brazos, TX, don’t seem to fit, at around 5%. Likewise University of Utah, in Salt Lake City. Oklahoma State, Stillwater, Payne, OK is not in the biggest 358 counties. Likewise Utah State.

    With BLM/Anti-Fa riot arsons and Covid lockdowns not being evenly distributed across the US population, we can expect some movement of economic activity to occur in response. If the voting fraud conspiracy theory is correct, that a) is a different incentive to relocate economic activity b) that is a lot of economic activity that may wish to fix local politics, if relocation is too costly.

    1. I watched a bunch of his shotgun videos a while back, where he was testing different ammunition. It was interesting to see how many slugs went right through two, and sometimes three, “bulletproof vests.” Though he did admit some of the vests were getting a bit raggedy from use as targets…

      Now if he would only learn how to use the sound mixer controls on whatever software he uses to make his videos, which bounce from mumbly to shouty from minute to minute.

      1. Local sheriff armed their guys with 12ga and slugs. Reportedly they’d go through an engine block, bringing would-be car chases to a screeching halt.

  12. A question re MeWe. Is it recommended to use the same name as here, or a similar one, or something completely different? And if the latter, how do I find others? I would prefer not to use my real name – my fb account does, but I have it essentially locked down and don’t use it except checking up on a couple of friends. Thanks for any suggestions! 😉

  13. Yeah, well, Trump discouraged his supporters mailing in their ballots, so of course he’s get a mere fractio of the votes Biden harvested.

    Pennsylvania Bombshell: Biden 99.4% vs. Trump 0.6%
    Stunning testimony that the media has dutifully ignored.
    There are landslides and then there are landslides. There are lopsided votes and then there are lopsided votes. There are egregious examples of vote manipulation and then there are really egregious examples of vote manipulation. What surfaced during hearings in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 25, 2020 may set the standard for electoral outrageousness. An expert testifying to the Pennsylvania Senate flagged a batch of ballots that recorded some 570,000 votes for Joe Biden and only 3,200 for Donald Trump.

    Yes, you read that correctly. That would equate to Joe Biden bagging 99.4% of that enormous chunk of votes. That one batch alone would have flipped the state to Biden.


    And yet, this was just one of many striking claims by Waldren and others throughout the nearly four hours of hearings. Another stunner, according to Waldren (see the 1:32:00 mark), is that a total of 1,823,148 mail-in ballots were sent out by the Commonwealth, and yet 2,589,242 mail-in ballots were counted in the final vote tally for the state. Thus, there are allegedly some 766,000 mail-in ballots unaccounted for. …


    Trump’s critics will want to dismiss the hearings as a partisan spectacle hosted by Pennsylvania Republican legislators. You can’t do that. A real journalist would see enough here to at least merit making some phone calls or sending a few emails. It’s not rocket science, press boys and girls. Do your jobs!

    For the record, likewise egregious voter spikes have reportedly occurred in Michigan, Georgia, and Wisconsin. One analysis has targeted these four incidents of “voter updates”:


    Could some reporter at some mainstream media outlet — one with a modicum of journalistic integrity and decency — pause to take some time to try to determine if these claims are accurate? Could just one “journalist” with access to Joe Biden ask for his reaction? How long would it take for Donald Trump to be grilled by a pack of ravenous reporters if Joe Biden had been potentially victimized like this?

    And given that the media will not give these claims a hearing, could the U.S. Senate give them a hearing? There’s enough here that demands investigation.

    Whether you like Donald Trump or not, whether you voted for him or not, this should concern every American. If this were Joe Biden being victimized, I would likewise protest. The media sure as heck would. This is not right.

  14. On the bright side, at least we aren’t dealing with Dr. John Bodkin Adams, the worst serial killer in English history, who managed to have the UK government get him off through skulduggery. (And through having blackmail on the Devonshires, and a Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constable as his longtime lovers. Despite him being really ugly and creepy. Yes, apparently because he had drugs, as far as I can tell.)

    See, he was a doctor. And he was offing old people after getting them to will him their money. And he worked for the NHS, which had just started up, so you can’t possibly begrudge him a little murderous theft, can you? And anyway, it might have been euthanasia, and the liberal reporters of the day decided that it was police persecution to insinuate such nasty things about such a kind doctor anticipating nature.

    (Newsweek said some nasty things, and lost a libel case in the UK courts. But when Adams tried to emigrate to the US, we refused to grant him a visa.)

    So I guess the police files were sealed until 2033 by his connected friends, but a historian petitioned and got them unsealed in 2003. At which point everybody found out why they were sealed, because he’d killed like 400 people, and mercykilling had nothing to do with it. He diagnosed people and then offed them and had them cremated, but they really had nothing wrong with them. He offed people with broken legs who weren’t even old! If you showed your suspicions of him, you probably died shortly after he heard about it. And after his trial was deliberately messed up by the prosecution and the judiciary, he actually got his medical license back, and apparently killed some more.

    So… it’s kinda interesting that he died in 1983, in a hospital, shortly after breaking his hip.

    1. So… it’s kinda interesting that he died in 1983, in a hospital, shortly after breaking his hip.

      The terrible thing is, if he had “help,” I can’t even be angry.

      Nobody should have to deal with that situation.

    2. we aren’t dealing with Dr. John Bodkin Adams

      How do you know that? Generally, one or more J. Bodkin Adams, not specifically the J. Bodkin Adams.

      By what mechanism would we expect to find out if such was the case? Journalists and the AMA aren’t exactly covering themselves with glory with their level of reliability.

      As false statements are made, as fraud becomes apparent, trust decreases and crazier and crazier theories become credible.

      1. Yup. The effort to keep Kermit Gosnell’s clinic from being investigated – probably because the state authorities knew *exactly* what they’d find if they did so – comes to mind. I think it was someone here who I saw suggest that – if you read between the lines of the search warrant that was issued for his place involving looking for drugs (iirc) – certain elements of law enforcement were effectively trying to get around the state health inspectors and shut down his murderous clinc. Because a *lot* of people knew what was going on there.

    1. The “frens” in the link powerfully disinclines me to click on it. As would “ppl”, “diss”, “mang”, “i”, and a long list of other hip-hoppy txtspk gibberish. When I encounter any of them I stop reading and click on something else.

      It’s a free country, they can present as idiots if they wish. But I don’t feel any obligation to decode and try to make sense of their gobblings.

      1. ProTip: If you see “fren(s)”, there is approximately a 90% chance that the user will be one of your staunchest allies. The other 10% is that they might be a glowie.

        Or put another way: bro do you even interweb?

    1. Hm. If it’s true, that should give all the justification necessary to raze the CIA to the ground, and hang everyone involved.

      1. I’ve seen it mentioned more than a couple of times. Sidney Powell even got asked about it during the big press conference (she said at the time that she didn’t know who did it; I’ve seen it stated elsewhere that she later said the “white hats” got the server). What exactly happened, and what exactly that might mean, though, is anyone’s guess.

        If it happened, then hopefully we get some clarification later on.

  15. It doesn’t seem to be generally “known” (i.e., reported) outside such places as ‘uncoverdc dot com’ and ‘justthenews dot com’ yet, but Sidney Powell has now indeed “released the Kraken” (as her merry tagline puts it), for Georgia and Michigan both, as of late Wed. or early Thurs. (Thanksgiving, so One More Thing to Be Thankful For if only we had known).

    This comes in the form of actual court filings, which you can read (104 and 75 pages of legal-ese respectively) via her website, defendingtherepublic dot org — both PDF-file download links are right there on the main / index page, though the really interesting supporting statements are not part of the files you get this way. (Warning, for anybody who cares, IIRC Twitter and / or Facebook have said her Web site is ‘dangerous’ or something — which really is likely to be true, as in ‘dangerous or fatal to Our Sacred Narrative’.)

    [No, I haven’t read all ~180 pages, or even skimmed them. You can find pretty good, and decently detailed, highlights of the Georgia filing (only) at

    uncoverdc dot com/2020/11/28/sidney-powell-files-election-fraud-lawsuits/

    if you’re not brave / crazy enough to plow through the full text for yourself.]

    And these lawsuits, on behalf of specific state voters and (potential) electors, don’t mess around — they include both the Dominion / Smartmatic automated election tampering and the more ‘old-fashioned’ voting and counting fraud down to the level of individual witness or expert statements, and ask for specific remedies like not certifying the (existing) results, or preventing Biden electors from being chosen, or instructing state electors to vote for Trump. The huge, underlying question of relevance, ‘is this fraud big enough to swing the election’ — gets a resounding answer of ‘yes!’ and by multiple routes.

    It’s also pretty clear already that all these (similar) lawsuits are designed to interlock like puzzle pieces and work together as a whole; or as the first footnote in both filings puts it, “The same pattern of election fraud and voter fraud writ large occurred in all the swing states with only minor variations in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Wisconsin” (Mich. filing). And note how it’s basically independent of the Trump Campaign’s actions, never mind those efforts and these share an obvious foundation of fact.

    Obviously there are no guarantees; this latest Election Fraud Coup Attempt is pretty clearly designed to be the sort of challenge to our system that’s out of the ordinary and hard to respond to quickly and well enough to throw it back, one more time, and keep these wanna-be Democrat Rulers by Grace of God out of the throne room they clearly mean our White House to become. It will either work for us, when it really has to, or ‘break’ in a way that will make all its succeeding operations largely corrupt or irrelevant or both.

    But at the very least, and even before we know whether this defense of our Republic will ‘work’ or not, it should be quite enough (even by itself) to destroy any vestige of electoral legitimacy a potential Biden Regime might otherwise manage to put on… which I guess is the ‘dangerous’ part, to them.

    1. Truth is always dangerous to liars, and to the palaces of lies they build.

      Looks like Ms. Powell is about to apply some C-4 to the foundations.

      There should also be investigations in the states where Trump won, to see how much they reduced his margins so they could screech ‘But Slow Joe won the Popular Vote!’

      I’m also dubious of their claims that Queen Hillary ‘won the Popular Vote’ in 2016. A lot of those election-fixing computers were in place then.

      I hope Sidney Powell has got people looking out for her. Rudy Giuliani, too. A few ‘random shootings’ would be very convenient for certain parties.
      “Gentlemen! You can’t fight in here — this is the War Room!”

  16. Accentuate the positive
    Decentuate the negative
    Extirpate the establishment
    Make the Swamp burn

  17. Apparently the Washington Post and other Democratic Party media outlets are still attacking the electoral college; apparently those outlets remained concern that the fraud will be reversed in time to prevent installment of Harris/Biden. As Harsanyi, a never-Trumper notes, the electoral college prevents us from being ruled by California and New York and that parliamentary systems generally don’t even have direct election of their heads of government.


  18. I’ll believe it when they file charges.

    Is the FBI Finally Looking Into Voter Fraud?
    A tidal wave of reports over alleged voter fraud and other irregularities in the 2020 election cycle should keep FBI investigators busy for the foreseeable future, that is if FBI Director Christopher Wray’s investigators care to look.

    The FBI has been accused of turning a blind eye as hundreds of witnesses step forward and mountains of evidence pile up suggesting a lot of funny business took place during the Nov. 3 election. But could that be changing?

    Matt Braynard, a former data chief and strategist for the Trump campaign, and his team at The Voter Integrity Project have conducted a review of ballot and election results in the 2020 election. Braynard went through his team’s work in a recent video, revealing the troubling findings his team uncovered in the course of their research.

    Braynard now says the FBI has reached out to him and his team asking for them to hand over evidence underlying their findings.


    Among the recommendations that Braynard has for election reforms going forward is the use of a third party to audit state registration files. Braynard also encourages states to authenticate requests for absentee ballots and attach dates of birth to voter records. Braynard suggests the use of fingerprints to match absentee ballot requests to registered voters. He also called for election equipment to use open source software so that election data can be reviewed.

    Braynard says more details about his findings will be released in the coming days, including a white paper and audit of his team’s work.

  19. Florida Representative Matt Gaetz on Steve Hilton’s Fox News show this evening, speaking of the MSM’s relationship with the White House:

    “If you sort of track their relationship status, I think Obama got the honeymoon, Trump got the acrimonious divorce and alimony payments, and now Joe Biden’s getting the make-up sex. I mean, you look at the Mainstream Media articles about Joe Biden, they write about the fact he’s adopted two German Shepherds and is bringing them to the White House. If Donald Trump did that they’d accuse Trump of being an agent of the German government.”

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