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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Highlights of the News



Donald John Trump is still our president. Never Bet Against The Donald.

ITEM 1: Citizen Free Press reported, "In dramatic reversal, Wayne County election board rescinds votes, decertifying results."

The story said, "In an extraordinary turnabout that foreshadows possible legal action, the two GOP members of Wayne County’s election board signed affidavits Wednesday night alleging they were bullied and misled into approving election results in Michigan’s largest metropolis and do not believe the votes should be certified until serious irregularities in Detroit votes are resolved.

"The statements by Wayne County Board of Canvassers Chairwoman Monica Palmer and fellow GOP member William C. Hartmann rescinding their votes from a day earlier threw into question anew whether Michigan’s presidential vote currently favoring Democrat Joe Biden will be certified. They also signaled a possible legal confrontation ahead."

I am getting whiplash. First, the vote was 2-2, which blocked certification. Then threats were made to the 2 Republicans, and the vote was 4-0 to certify. Now this.

Only 55% of Americans believe this presidential election was legitimate.

The Supreme Court may not want to decide but tough brisket. That's what their job is. Boo hoo hoo. If Palmer and Hartmann can put their lives at risk like this for a fair election, 9 Old Men can. (OK, 6 Old Men and 3 Old Ladies.)

ITEM 2: The Hill reported, "Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is in listening mode as colleagues are venting their disappointment over falling short once again of winning back the Senate majority.

"Schumer has presided over two conference calls in which his fellow Democratic senators analyzed the disappointing results of races in Iowa, Maine, Montana and North Carolina, where they thought they had a chance to knock off GOP incumbents.

"So many Democratic senators wanted to speak out during last week’s call that Schumer scheduled a rare Sunday conference call to give them a second chance to unburden themselves.

"The senators spent close to 90 minutes on Sunday offering their views about why they failed to win back the Senate majority and what they must do to be more competitive in rural states, where Republicans traditionally have an advantage."

But hey, Democrats outspent Republican Senate leaders McConnell and Cornyn -- money that did not go to places where they had a chance.

ITEM 3: Axios reported, "New York City is suffering its worst year in decades. The years to come, partly as a result, could be some of its very best.

"The big picture: New York, like San Francisco, entered 2020 with one overarching problem: It was far too expensive, as a place to live and work. The pandemic has fixed that problem, with both commercial and residential rents finally coming back into the realm of (relative) affordability.

"By the numbers: New York has suffered more than 23,000 deaths from COVID-19, and its economic activity is projected to plunge by an astonishing 12.9% this year — a much bigger contraction than the expected national decline of 4.9%."

Rents are down because people are leaving NYC. People are leaving because the jobs have left. The jobs left because the mayor and the governor screwed up the pandemic panic.

And low rents means less money to spend on maintenance.

NYC is in deep doo-doo -- of its own making.

ITEM 4: Breitbart reported, "The advocacy group, Make the Road NY, wants to raise $5.5 billion from 120 New York billionaires to provide roughly $750 per week in aid for up to 1.2 million illegal migrants and their dependents. Numerous Democratic legislators back the campaign."

The doo-doo gets deeper.

ITEM 5: A prediction from Mike Cernovich, who tweeted, "Government won’t force you to take vaccine. Amazon will. Airlines will. Banks will. You won’t be able to buy, sell, or trade without the vaccine."

Scary.

ITEM 6: Business Insider reported, "Fox News has updated its network marketing campaign to 'Standing Up For What's Right' following President Donald Trump's Twitter tirade against the cable news channel."

The liberal BI ignored the real reason Fox is losing viewers: years of opposing the most conservative president since Reagan. Calling Arizona way too early was the last straw for many people.

I quit years ago.

ITEM 7: National Review reported, "Pfizer and BioNTech announced Wednesday that they would submit their corona virus vaccine candidate for regulatory approval “within days” after finding the vaccine to be 95% effective at preventing symptomatic covid 19 with no serious side effects.

"A final analysis of results from their Phase 3 trial revealed the vaccine was even more effective than the 90 percent efficacy rate the companies announced last week. Among the 41,135 participants in the trial who received two doses, there has been no serious side effects with the most common reactions being fatigue and headache, which were experienced by only 3.7% of participants and 2% of participants, respectively."

No serious side effects.

Famous last words.

ITEM 8: The Department of Justice announced, "A former Army Green Beret pleaded guilty today to conspiring with Russian intelligence operatives to provide them with United States national defense information.

"According to court documents, from December 1996 to January 2011, Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 45, of Gainesville, a former member of the U.S. Army, conspired with agents of a Russian intelligence service. During that time, Debbins periodically visited Russia and met with Russian intelligence agents. In 1997, Debbins was assigned a code name by Russian intelligence agents and signed a statement attesting that he wanted to serve Russia."

He faces life in prison.

I want to know how he got away with this for 20 years.

ITEM 9: The New York Post reported, "Sunshine State authorities busted a massive child sex trafficking network — accused of exploiting a single teen — this week, ending a two-year probe that netted 178 arrests, including a high-profile booster for Florida State University, according to a report and police.

"The operation, called “Stolen Innocence,” which began in November 2018, wrapped up on Tuesday — and those allegedly involved face charges ranging from solicitation of prostitution to human trafficking of a minor, the Tallahassee Police Department said in a press release.

"It began when department investigators spotted images of a child posted on a website that advertises sex for money, authorities said. The girl was 13 and 14 when most of the alleged offenses occurred — but the abuse may have begun even before her 13th birthday, Elizabeth Bascom, one of the lead investigators, told The Tallahassee Democrat."

One girl, 178 exploiters. They deserve prison time.

Meanwhile, Prince Andrew and other visitors to Jeff Epstein's Pedophile Island remain free and unbothered by law enforcement.

It is as if we have two systems of justice. 

ITEM 10: CBS reported, "Colin Kaepernick called for the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther who was convicted of killing a White Philadelphia police officer in 1981. He made the comments during a virtual conference with supporters fighting for his release on Monday."

Of course.

Kaepernick has led a pampered life, unlike Daniel Faulkner, the cop this fiend assassinated.

Kaepernick said, "Mumia has been in prison longer than I've been alive."

But he has not been in prison as long as the man he murdered has been dead.

ITEM 11: The Daily Mail reported, "Journalist Megyn Kelly has made the decision to quit New York City and take her children out of their 'far-left' schools as they 'have gone off the deep end' following the death of George Floyd. Kelly revealed she snapped after a letter was sent around to faculty in her sons' school that claimed 'white school districts across the country [are] full of future killer cops'. 

"It added that 'white kids are being indoctrinated in black death' and are 'left unchecked and unbothered in their schools'. Her sons Edward, 11, and Thatcher Bray, 7, attended the Collegiate School on Manhattan's Upper West Side."

Good for her.

ITEM 12Fox Business reported, "The four progressive congresswomen known as The Squad have been some of the most vocal advocates pushing Joe Biden to cancel student loan debt [if he is elected] — and would be among dozens of members of Congress to financially benefit from such a policy.

"59 members of Congress reported owing student loans in their latest financial disclosures published last year, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. Collectively, the 59 lawmakers with student loan debt owe at least $2.4 million."

That works out to more than $40,000 each. That's a pretty nice-sized bribe.

ITEM 13: Syracuse.com reported, "This year’s Rockefeller Christmas tree, which comes from Central New York, is reminding many people of Charlie Brown.

"The 75-foot Norway spruce, donated by Al Dick of Daddy Al’s General Store in Oneonta, N.Y., arrived in New York City on Saturday for the annual holiday tradition. Many social media users complained it didn’t look very full after being lifted into its spot by a crane, and compared it to the sad-looking tree from A Charlie Brown Christmas."


It'a a very, very, very 2020 Christmas tree.

ITEM 14: Just the News reported, "Two Republican-run Senate committees on Wednesday released new evidence they say shows Hunter Biden and his business associates were working deals as late as 2017 tied to communist China and Russian energy interests, arguing the activities created potential counterintelligence concerns for Joe Biden's family.

"Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) made the documents public as part of a supplemental report in their ongoing investigation of Hunter Biden's business activities. The documents include emails, text messages and business memos provided to the committee by Biden family business associate Tony Bobulinski, who is cooperating with both Senate and FBI investigations into the Biden family."

Too little, too late.

ITEM 15: Just the News reported, "In a major change to one component of the civilian command structure at the Pentagon, acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced Wednesday that the civilian leadership of U.S. special operations forces will report directly to him."

Accountability.

ITEM 16KNTV-TV reported, "Pandemic Hoarding: Shoppers Empty Shelves in Fear of Another COVID-19 Lockdown."

Early in our marriage, my wife bought toilet paper on the way home from work. So did I.

I looked at her and said, "You can never have too much toilet paper."

We're prepared.

ITEM 17: United Press International reported, " A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that though it has concerns with the federal government's lethal injection protocol, it won't intervene in the next two executions, including one Thursday.

"The District of Columbia U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan was wrong to deny a challenge brought by 13 death row prisoners earlier this year."

Chutkan is an Obama judge.

Barring some hare-brained court order, Orlando Hall's execution will take place today. 

CBS in Dallas reported, "Hall, 49, was one of five men who prosecutors said kidnapped 16-year-old Lisa Rene from her home in Arlington, Texas, to get revenge on her two brothers for a botched $5,000 marijuana deal. Over two days, she was taken to Arkansas, gang-raped, bludgeoned with a shovel and buried alive."

This happened in 1994. It should not take 26 years to execute someone this deserving.

ITEM 18: Hot Air reported, "Black Virginia Police Chief Fired For Charging Prominent BLM Vandals And Public Officials."

The story said Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene "had charged all of the people involved with felony injury to a monument in excess of $1,000 and conspiracy. She had the perpetrators on video using cans of spray paint and eventually toppling and destroying the statue. She had the social media records showing the state senator encouraging everyone to come down to the location and help them destroy the statue. There was even a video of the state senator telling police officers what they intended to do and saying that the police couldn’t arrest them for it.

"In other words, Greene had the perpetrators dead to rights and it should have been an open and shut case. But she was attacked incessantly by Democratic leadership instead. After she was fired for this, those same Democratic leaders, including former Governor Terry McAuliffe celebrated her firing, describing her efforts to enforce the law as 'despicable political persecution.'"

Every officer should retire or quit. Democrats want anarchy. Let them have it.

39 comments:

  1. Oh, Big D, the jokes are ABSOLUTELY writing themselves these days!

    Whoever found that tree didn’t know Dick about Christmas.

    How much did you pay? Boy, you got the Dick.

    A Dick tree for a Dick Christmas...

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    1. Dick really Dicked Cuomo and DeBlasio.

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    2. I would like to hear the opinion of our Richard Hertz.

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    3. I think you guys are being a little hard on Dick. I think he has that big ol' thing nice and trimmed up! Nice presentation for the New Yorkers to stick it. And stop moving to Florida...We are still closed!

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  2. Item 7 Thalidomide, Statin drugs, etc.

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  3. Item 8 we are the navy is still trying to figure out Walker, et al

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    1. While they countless useless dollars and agent hours searching the '70's decade for D.B. Cooper...They resented him for thumbing his nose at them, and getting away with it. zb

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  4. Don, side effects may not be the biggest problem with the two vaccines which have published findings. Almost any vaccine produces a healthy immune response at two months. What really matters is how they perform at 6 months and longer. If they are only 50% effective at 6 months, that's a problem.

    The CEO of Pfizer was smart to sell shares when the initial announcement was made.

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    1. I'm hearing the Pfizer vaccine has already prevented Covid deaths from motorcycle crashes, falls off ladders and stage 4 hospice care patients. Well done!

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    2. I'm waiting until the vaccine proves effective against shark attacks, since I don't climb ladders or ride a motorcycle anymore.

      Shark attacks are a concern, here in Dallas, and I've found that masks don't protect you at all against them!

      Other than that, I've got no use for a vaccine. I'll take my chances against a disease that has a 99.8% recovery rate. YMMV!

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  5. ITEM 2: Democrats outspent Republican Senate leaders McConnell and Cornyn -- money that did not go to places where they had a chance.

    If money determined elections, then Steve Forbes would have been president instead of Slick Willy.

    ITEM 4: "The advocacy group, Make the Road NY, wants to raise $5.5 billion from 120 New York billionaires to provide roughly $750 per week in aid for up to 1.2 million illegal migrants and their dependents. Numerous Democratic legislators back the campaign."

    Hey, I live in NYS. Where’s MY $750/week?

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    1. Kitty, as the saying goes, You’ll get nothing and like it.

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  6. R.e. item 4 C. S. Lewis wrote this in his 'The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment.'
    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

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  7. Already seeing Christmas going up around the neighborhood. No problem with that. On my first ship during Operation Desert Storm in the Red Sea, one of the guys mother made Christmas stockings for every one in our berthing compartment (33 Sailors) and sent stuff to put in them. On Christmas Eve he went around and put those stockings at the foot of our racks. They had our names on them. When a lot of us woke up on Christmas morning we had a surprise from Santa. Thirty years later I still have mine and hang it every year.

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  8. Already seeing Christmas going up around the neighborhood. No problem with that. On my first ship during Operation Desert Storm in the Red Sea, one of the guys mother made Christmas stockings for every one in our berthing compartment (33 Sailors) and sent stuff to put in them. On Christmas Eve he went around and put those stockings at the foot of our racks. They had our names on them. When a lot of us woke up on Christmas morning we had a surprise from Santa. Thirty years later I still have mine and hang it every year.

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  9. Already seeing Christmas going up around the neighborhood. No problem with that. On my first ship during Operation Desert Storm in the Red Sea, one of the guys mother made Christmas stockings for every one in our berthing compartment (33 Sailors) and sent stuff to put in them. On Christmas Eve he went around and put those stockings at the foot of our racks. They had our names on them. When a lot of us woke up on Christmas morning we had a surprise from Santa. Thirty years later I still have mine and hang it every year.

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  10. The totally disgraceful, lying propagandist left wing media and the disappearing rule of law are the most concerning things to me.

    I listened a little to Lawrence O’Donnell while I was driving last night. The lies fly faster than a Nolan Ryan fastball.

    I also listened to Lou Dobbs and Mark Levin for a bit. One of them played the zoom call with the Wayne County Election Board. The threats made to them were vile and blatant. Of course nothing will be done.

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  11. Item 1: "I am getting whiplash. First, the vote was 2-2, which blocked certification. Then threats were made to the 2 Republicans, and the vote was 4-0 to certify. Now this.

    Only 55% of Americans believe this presidential election was legitimate."
    I'm guessing it will drop below 45%.

    Item 3: "Rents are down because people are leaving NYC. People are leaving because the jobs have left. The jobs left because the mayor and the governor screwed up the pandemic panic.
    And low rents means less money to spend on maintenance.
    NYC is in deep doo-doo -- of its own making."
    I cannot quite express how I am SOOOOOOO not bummed for New York.

    Item 4: I look into my crystal ball and see those 120 billionaires leaving New York.

    Item 7: I trust nothing from National Review. Buncha Never-Trumpers. El Stupido.

    "ITEM 18: Hot Air reported, "Black Virginia Police Chief Fired For Charging Prominent BLM Vandals And Public Officials."
    The STUPID is STRONG in Virginia.





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  12. ITEM 2: "The senators spent close to 90 minutes on Sunday offering their views about why they failed to win back the Senate majority and what they must do to be more competitive in rural states, where Republicans traditionally have an advantage."

    Hey idiots, we 80 million (and counting) know why you lost. Like with Hitlary, in 2016, you idiots underestimated how much cheating you needed to overcome the huge red wave. Trouble is, you shot all of your bullets trying to push a senile, groping, corrupt grandpa over the finish line, and now, you are exposed. You destroyed yourselves, like you did with the Civil War. You idiots had better start talking about how you will rebuild your sorry arse party after your massive, amateurish attempt at stealing the election blows up in your faces, and you loose even more seats due to your turd world-level fraud.

    ITEM 6. No loss for me either Don, as I quit years ago also, by cutting my cable. I did miss the morning show, but now, I could not care less about Fox. Get woke, go broke.

    ITEM 11: Just another example in the growing number of examples showing Megyn Kelly is returning to the person she was before she shot too quickly to fame. It's very hard to resist the corruption of too much power garnered so quickly. The fall has a way of curing that corruption if the person has the character, and Megyn Kelly appears to have it. Good for her.

    ITEM 15: Yet another decision that counters the leftist MSM narrative that Trump is down, and considering conceding the election. It also makes inquiring minds go hmmmmm.

    ITEM 17: We are given free will down here. Thus, we have the right to judge, and deliver penalties in accordance to the laws in our civilized society. Some criminals are not fit to live amongst us, even in prison. Thus, as Frank Sinatra's character, Capt. Tom Reynolds, stated in "Never So Few", "Execute the prisoner!"

    ITEM 18: Virginia was another state that had a red wave covered over by massive fraud. Those dumbocrats' days are numbered, and Virginia will soon return to red again, as she should be.

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  13. We need to reform our death penalty laws. Max time from conviction to execution should never exceed six months. On the 184th day it should automatically be commuted to breaking on the wheel AND the defence liar made to perform the duty.

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  14. Don, I so enjoy your work here! My morning read of your summary is perfect.
    I am concerned when it comes to the vaccines for this mess of a Virus. #5 is correct, it is the other institutions that will force the vaccine upon us. Now with #7 and their stated vaccine success and side effect rates for a virus that I can beat 99.9% of the time on my own.
    Does that place the liability of damage (dangerous side effects) due to being forced to have a vaccine to continue the services needed to provide for my family (Salesman who must travel via the airlines) upon these institutions? Vaccine damage protections are in place for the pharmaceutical companies are they in place to cover Amazon, Airlines & Stores if an individual has a severe side effect impact his/her life due to the vaccine forced upon them by one of these institutions?

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  15. Item #9:

    *Narrator* We DO have two systems of justice.

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    1. Item #18

      Same damn thing.

      You know there's a reason for this. We rule followers on the right are being shown the example that when we get out of line in the defense of liberty we can expect the full weight of the law to fall on us.
      Hence the Kenosha kid is charged and guy pointing glock losing half a forearm isn't.
      No matter. When the time comes We step up anyway

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  16. Item 1 - ACB is not an old lady!!

    Item 6 - FoxNews has adopted the Romney and McCain strategy - pander to those who hate you, hoping they will magically love you while at the same time abandoning those who have been loyal to you hoping they will continue to support you. Corporate suicide. Good riddance.

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  17. Item 7 - I'll be first in line and will gladly move up to take one of your places. Of course I am retired military and have been inoculated against almost everything. Give me a shot, my shot record, and it will be time to hit the road.

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  18. The corona virus, like all viruses appears to be more communicable, but less deadly. Data from Sweden (Worldometer webpage for Sweden) and daily death rate in the US show this (https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/11/covid19_is_getting_less_deadly.html).
    This is why Ebola is not deadly to a population - it kills its host before the host can spread the contagion widely. The disease itself is very deadly.

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  19. Item 6 - it wasn't just the Arizona call on election night or all of the other bone head moves they made on election night (Not calling FL and OH earlier, prediction on blue wave and dems winning 10+ seats, etc.)
    Its having Cavuto, Brett Beir, etc. constantly sniping their never-Trump opinions for years. Its hiring Donna Brazile along with all Walter Williams all the time. Its the panel that always has squishy never trumpers like Johah Goldberg etc... as someone above posted, its the insane goal of trying to get the left and MSM to 'like' them. It's pathetic actually. they are like McCain, Romney et al... when you try to please everyone you please no one!

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    1. oops Juan Williams NOT Walter! I love Walter Williams

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  20. #12, they should be exempt, just like those rats exempt themselves from health care etc. No chance, but it felt good to say it.

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  21. ITEM 6 - The Sons of Rupert are fools if they want to turn Fox News into an imitation of CNN. Why watch that when we can tune into the real thing?

    ITEM 7 - I've got no problem with the new vaccines as long as they are safe even if an annual booster is needed, as with flu shots. These vaccines were developed amid intense competition by more than a hundred domestic and foreign labs. This means that if the vaccines don't live up to the promises made by the companies, the companies would fail as new and presumably improved products would take their place. This is a testimony to the virtues of a free market.

    ITEM 12 - The most effective way to fix the student loan problem, and reform higher education in the process, is to get the government out of the lending business and make the colleges themselves responsible for any guarantees to lenders. Should that occur, just watch as useless curricula are scrapped and bloated administrations are slimmed down to make tuitions more affordable.

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  22. Item 3: Good times are on the way for NYC, says Axios. Well, if Axios says it, it must be true, just like everything else these flaming leftists say. /s

    Item 7: Pfizer said their vaccine is 94.5% effective. Then Moderna said their vaccine is 95% effective. Pfizer updated their effectiveness to 95%. I expect Moderna to now say their vaccine is 96% effective. That’s the way marketing works.

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  23. I believe The Donald is looking a little weathered.

    3. Unlike Jeffrey Epstein, New York DID kill itself.

    (I'll never get tired of using that one) Leftist/Progressives don't understand what makes things happen. That's why socialism always fails. Cities are very much organic things and like any living thing, they cannot simply be turned off and turned on at the Mayor's whim. If you hurt it and make it sick enough, it dies.

    5. The #1 enforcer of Nazi party dogma was not the SS or Gestapo. It was big business. The State holds the companies responsible for their employees conformity. It's why so called 'Progressives' hate small business. It's so much easier to control a few big ones.

    8. Remember Spencer Rapone? West Point graduate who flashed the "Communism Will Win" sign at graduation ceremony. Do you think he was the only one? How many comrades did he have at that graduation who were smart enough not to publicize their duplicity to the World? When the Civil War started, almost half the Army officer corps joined the Confederacy. Wonder what the percentage would be today.

    13. It's a very, very, very deBlasio looking tree.

    14. And per some sources, evidence release from Congressional committees are not admissible in criminal proceedings. Too little. Too late. Just in time to keep Joe outa jail.

    15. So when does SOCCOM become its own service?

    17. Of all the forms of execution conceived, I believe the most humane was the Russians bullet to the base of the skull. The bullet is traveling faster than nerve impulses. There would be nothing to feel.

    Now for a justice system that gets there quicker.

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  24. Did you see that the Rockefeller Christmas tree also came complete with a small, scared owl? I saw a story about that earlier today, told as true, though it seems strange that the owl wouldn't have flown away.

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  25. Item 13. To be fair, Al Dick provided a very full tree. However, you can see in the video of the "tree raising" a whole lot of branches come flying off as a misplaced cable goes slicing through them. That accounts for all of the yellow areas you can see on the trunk where the bark was sliced off.

    Mykef2

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  26. ITEM 5: A prediction from Mike Cernovich, who tweeted, "Government won’t force you to take vaccine. Amazon will. Airlines will. Banks will. You won’t be able to buy, sell, or trade without the vaccine."

    I had a bone marrow transplant a couple of months ago. I'm in the process of growing a new immune system, and I'm not sure when I'll be ready for that vaccine, even if it's ready soon.

    In another month or so, I'm to take the flu vaccine. If it take it now, it'll just be a placebo for me. If my doctor tells me I need to wait on the covid vaccine, maybe these places will accept a doctor's note?

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