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Stop the madness

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Democrats caught in the act of irrational hatred.

The key question about Ukraine situation

Kurt Schlichter:
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... The elite insiders are willfully blind to the fact that the key question to Normal Americans will be, “What was that brother’s widow-marrying, coke-snorting, kicked-out-of-the-Navy-in-disgracing, non-Ukrainian-speaking loser scion doing getting paid $50K a month by an oligarch that wasn’t directly related to his gropey pa being Obama’s veep/court jester?”
... It is a question that others in the media have not been asking of Biden and the Democrats.

Jim Geraghty has a Hunter Biden career timeline.

Democrats campaign to destroy energy sector and US economy

I and I Editorial:
ight of the remaining Democratic presidential candidates say they want to ban fracking. Eleven others would limit the process or “regulate it better,” says the Washington Post. Could these politicians possibly be that ignorant of how ruinous their prohibition lust would be in the real world?

First, let’s get it straight why the political left hates hydraulic fracturing. It’s not because it’s an environmental threat. They know it’s clean process and has been both an ecological and economic boom, in no small part due to the increased production of natural gas, a cleaner alternative to coal for producing electricity.

No, the left loathes fracking because it is so efficient in taking fossil fuel out of the ground.

Crude production in the U.S. has spiked since 2008, rising from roughly 5 millions barrels a day to almost 11 million barrels in 2018, 17% higher than 2017, says the government’s Energy Information Administration. In December of last year, the country produced…

Democrats worry that swing voters will not buy their sham impeachment allegations

NY Times:
Back Home, House Democrats Tread Carefully on Impeachment and 2020 A tricky balancing act is underway for Democrats in battleground districts: protecting political gains from 2018 while selling voters on an inquiry into the president. Allegations that are based on hearsay from anonymous sources are not a sound basis for even an investigation. Some of the allegations have already been demonstrated to be clearly false.  If they push this garbage they will deserve to lose big time.  They have already lost credibility for pushing the Russian collusion hoax for over two years.

Graham attacks the Whistleblower sham

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He raises several good questions about the allegations and those making them.

Schiff dodges question about why he made up dialog of the President's conversation with Ukraine official

Washington Free Beacon:
Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) dodged a question Sunday about why he put words in President Donald Trump's mouth during Thursday's House Intelligence Committee hearing.

ABC host George Stephanopoulos confronted Schiff about the dialogue he made up in which Schiff's version of Trump explicitly told Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to find dirt on Trump's political opponents.

"That was you making up dialogue, putting it in the president's mouth. If the facts are as damning as you say why make up dialogue for dramatic effect, even if it's a parody as you say?" Stephanopoulos asked.

Schiff dodged the question and said Trump is upset with him because he brought the whistleblower complaint to the eyes of the public.
... I would be interested to know what connection Schiff had with the drafting of the complaint and the changing of the rules to allow hearsay.  The hearsay allegations are already being seen as false and misleading.…

The bogus Whistleblower complaint is real election interference

William Jacobson:
A plain reading of the so-called Whistleblower Complaint supports the reporting by the New York Times and others that the complainant is in the intelligence community, likely the CIA.

It’s not so much a whistleblower complaint as a closing argument crafted by lawyers based on information the complainant never witnessed in order to create a pretext for impeachment, or at a minimum to damage Trump’s 2020 prospects.

The complainant, by his or her own account, is but a figurehead for a broader community within the government united against Trump. The Inspector General letter on the complaint noted:
“the ICIG’s preliminary review identified some indicia of an arguable political bias on the part of the Complainant in favor of a rival political candidate.”
That sentence is the single most important sentence in this whole saga. The so-called whisteblower is politically hostile to Trump and favors another political candidate.

The gravamen of the Complaint and the Inspector Genera…

Who changed the Whistleblower policy to allow hearsay?

Red States:
At what point is a whistleblower not one by definition? Much has been written the complete hearsay of their complaint, not to mention all of the descrepancies. It’s like whoever complained made it all up whole cloth.

The rules were simple before they were magically changed somehow to take away the firsthand knowledge requirement, just in time for this person to squeal from fake news reports and other Trump haters in the government and most likely Dems in Congress.

We actually don’t know if that change was made with the proper Federal Records Act procedures or whatever the applicable process is, of which I don’t pretend to know the ins and out. We deserve a paper trail to determine if this major change was actually done or just stamped on this particular complaint.

One person that commented on The Federalist article by Sean Davis said this:
The Senate Intelligence Committee needs to immediately send to the CIA a documents preservation order so the revision files don’t “get …

The $15 minimum wage is killing New York jobs and restaurants

NY Post:
Big Apple restaurants are feeling the heat from minimum-wage hikes, cutting staff hours and even closing kitchens as they struggle to shoulder the extra payroll costs.

Gabriela’s Restaurant and Tequila Bar, a margarita and taco staple on the Upper West Side for the past 25 years, is closing at the end of September — and it has been a long, painful road downhill, according to its mom-and-pop owners.

Since the $15-an-hour minimum wage hit New York City in December, Liz and Nat Milner say, they’ve been forced to slash their full- and part-time staff to 45 people from 60. Quality has suffered, they admit, and customers have noticed: They’re not coming in like they used to, and when they do, they’re spending less.

“We started by having to let go of the ladies who hand-made our tortillas. It’s certainly better when you can make your tortillas fresh for every taco,” Nat Milner said. “It made sense at $8 an hour but not at $15.”

Gabriela’s was then forced to lay off “two overnight cl…

Globo warmers exaggerate the rise of sea levels

Christopher Booker:
If one thing more than any other is used to justify proposals that the world must spend tens of trillions of dollars on combating global warming, it is the belief that we face a disastrous rise in sea levels. The Antarctic and Greenland ice caps will melt, we are told, warming oceans will expand, and the result will be catastrophe.

Although the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) only predicts a sea level rise of 59cm (17 inches) by 2100, Al Gore in his Oscar-winning film An Inconvenient Truth went much further, talking of 20 feet, and showing computer graphics of cities such as Shanghai and San Francisco half under water. We all know the graphic showing central London in similar plight. As for tiny island nations such as the Maldives and Tuvalu, as Prince Charles likes to tell us and the Archbishop of Canterbury was again parroting last week, they are due to vanish.

But if there is one scientist who knows more about sea levels than anyone els…

Giuliani catches CBS interviewing the wrong prosecutor about the Biden alleged corruption

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They interviewed the one hired by the former regime that was trying to coverup the allegations.  Giuliani had an interviewed the one who was fired for trying to investigate the allegations.  It is interesting how the media in this country is trying to coverup for Biden and his son.

Author Peter Schwitzer is interviewed on the timeline of the Biden corruption scandal by Mark Levine.

Giuliani's interview with ABC is also revealing.

Biden's son is newsworthy

Erick Erickson:
From Friday to over the weekend, from The View to CNN to MSNBC to various newspapers, pundits were outraged Republicans would go after Joe Biden and Hunter Biden. In fact, one MSNBC anchor blasted conservatives for going after Biden’s only living son.

Sorry media and Democrats, Hunter Biden, his cocaine habits, and his business dealings are very fair game. In fact, for all your routine bashing of Trump kids, what can you expect. Biden has some seriously screwed up kids.

Now, I tend to think we should leave children alone. After all, they didn’t ask for their dad to run for President. That hasn’t stopped the left from going after Trump’s kids. But…but…but you say, Trump’s kids are getting rich off the Presidency.

Ah-ha! Now you see my problem with Hunter Biden.

Hunter Biden enriched himself based on being the child of a Vice President of the United States. He had no marketable skills in any way, shape, or form related to that Ukrainian company, but somehow got a seat at…

Biden goes totalitarian trying to suppress criticism of his Ukraine actions

Washington Examiner:
‘They’re used to lying’: Giuliani says Biden wants to silence him because he fears the truth about Ukraine Biden is used to having compliant media try to cover for his and his son's actions in Ukraine and China.  Meanwhile, Guiliani is producing an affidavit of a witness under oath while the President's critics are trying to ambush him with anonymous hearsay. 

Biden's top aids are trying to get the media to silence Guiliani.

Musk reveals design of Mars starship to be launched from Texas site

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Guardian:


Elon Musk has unveiled a SpaceX spacecraft designed to carry crew and cargo to the moon, Mars or anywhere else in the solar system and land back on Earth perpendicularly.

In a live-streamed speech from SpaceX’s launch facility near the southern tip of Texas, Musk said on Saturday that the space venture’s Starship is expected to take off for the first time in about one or two months and reach 19,800 meters (65,000ft) before returning to Earth and landing.

He said it was essential for the viability of space travel to be able to reuse spacecraft, adding it was important to take steps to extend consciousness beyond our planet.
... The launch site near Boca Chico at the mouth of the Rio Grande River will see the lift-off of the Buck Rogers style rocket.

Adam Schiff as the face of Democrat impeachment move probably helps Trump

Washington Post:
Pelosi turns to Schiff to lead Democrats’ impeachment inquiry

Democrats facing tough reelection bids privately told the House speaker that Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff needs to be the face of the probe. What were they thinking? 

Schiff was deeply dishonest in pushing the Russian collusion hoax even after it was clear that there was no evidence to support it. 

He has been dishonest in pushing the Ukraine matter too. 

He is not an attractive figure.  His appearance looks like a minor character in a Star War movie with his thin neck and his bug-eyed head.  If these people are in districts that voted for Trump, it is more than improbably that they will find Schiff a figure that their voters will have confidence in.

Democrats trying to impeach the President based on their own lies

Derek Hunter:
Lying takes a lot of effort, telling the truth is easy. When you start lying you have to remember which lie you told which person, and as the truth begins to creep out, as it always does, you find yourself scrambling to twist it to fit back into your lie. Democrats, both in Congress and the media, are finding this out the hard way this week with their latest “Trump is corrupt and must be impeached” lie.

Most people learn that honesty is the best policy when they’re kids, but politicians and journalists are now overgrown, overpaid kids. There are maybe a handful of honest, mature people currently working in politics, but none have seen the business end of a TV camera since the 90s.

Almost everything about the allegations that have Democrats moving toward impeachment of the President is a lie, a proven lie. And they don’t care.

The call with Ukrainian President Zelensky did take place, so that part is true. From there, the lies begin.

“There was a quid pro quo” they said…

Democrats destroy their own credibility with bogus impeachment push

Roger Kimball:
Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make ridiculous. Has it happened to the Democrats yet? I think so, yes. I think so.

“Whistleblower” is already being enrolled in the lexicon of political disasters, and not just on account of pictures of the priapic Bill Clinton with Monica Lewinsky and featuring a rude joke about “whistleblowers” (“You know how to whistle don’t you? You just put your lips together and blow”).

No, “whistleblower” has entered the joke book of American politics because of the wild discrepancy between aspiration and reality that it represents.

Just last week, an all-points bulletin was blaring from the Get Trump media and the assorted fantasists in the Democratic Party. “Now we’ve got him, lads. Impeachment is just around the corner.” The New York Times said so. So did CNN and MSNBC. So did Nancy Pelosi, soon-to-be-former speaker of the House. Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) was so certain of it that he thought he could get away with pret…

The CIA based coup attempt

Michael Goodwin:
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When it comes to brickbats, Trump is perhaps the most battle-tested occupant the Oval Office has ever known, yet the two incidents demonstrate that the war against him has entered a vicious new phase. Efforts to end his presidency, one way or another, have reached a fever pitch, and Trump would be foolish to assume they will fail. His margin for error is approximately zero.

Leaks to the biased media are a staple of his tenure, and he sporadically tried to plug the holes. Some heads have rolled, most recently that of his personal assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, after she apparently told a reporter she had a better relationship with the president than his daughters.

But such indiscrete gossip pales in comparison to what’s happening now. Indeed, Trump could be accused of understatement in describing anyone who participated with the so-called whistleblower as “almost a spy.”

There is nothing “almost” about it. The trained CIA officer used his trusted position in the …

Sen. Murphy makes false claims about Trump and Ukraine

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Red States:
Senate Democrat Who Claimed Evidence Of Trump-Ukraine Quid Pro Quo Changes His Story

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Now, apparently realizing he’s been caught in a lie, Murphy is running to change his story.The Hill ✔@thehill Sen. Chris Murphy: "In my meeting...Zelensky did not make any connection between the aid that had been cut off & the requests that he was getting from Giuliani but the Ukrainian govt certainly thru multiple channels was expressing their confusion about who they should listen to." 104 1:31 PM - Sep 27, 2019 Twitter Ads info and privacy

How liberals in California incentivised shop lifting

Legal Insurrection:
Astute Legal Insurrection readers may recall that in 2014, nearly 60% of California voters approved Proposition 47—ironically known as the “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.” The measure reduced the classification of most nonviolent property and drug crimes—including theft and fraud for amounts up to $950—from a felony to a misdemeanor.
It was a feel-good solution to address the over-crowding in the prisons related to California’s 3-strikes law. A couple years after its passage, police in San Jose were dealing with a surge in violent crime; however, Proposition 47 supporters were unmoved. Tom Hoffman, one of the architects of Proposition 47, which downgraded felony classifications for a series of drug possession and petty theft crimes, sympathizes with police agencies. But the former West Sacramento deputy police chief who oversaw state parole in the late 2000s asserts that incarceration can no longer be a reflexive penalty.
“I thought like they did until I was head …

Crowdstrike and whistleblower supporters have common funding?

Breitbart:
There are common threads that run through an organization repeatedly relied upon in the so-called whistleblower’s complaint about President Donald Trump and CrowdStrike, the outside firm utilized to conclude that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee’s servers since the DNC would not allow the U.S. government to inspect the servers.
One of several themes is financing tied to Google, whose Google Capital led a $100 million funding drive that financed Crowdstrike. Google Capital, which now goes by the name of CapitalG, is an arm of Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company. Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Alphabet, has been a staunch and active supporter of Hillary Clinton and is a longtime donor to the Democratic Party.

CrowdStrike was mentioned by Trump in his call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Perkins Coie, the law firm that represented the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, reportedly helped draft CrowdStrike to aid with the DNC’s allegedly hacked serv…

How Sarah Palin provided the foundation for conservative success

Gordon Wysong:
The Democrats don’t have lousy Presidential nominee candidates merely because the good ones were keeping their powder dry.  A Black Swan candidate of 2008 is appreciably responsible for it, and no one seemed to notice.  When Sarah Palin became the focus of the hopes of committed conservatives, the swamp did everything in its power to destroy her.  Venal Republican operatives were so beset with personal jealousy, they were willing to crash the ship on the rocks to ensure against her ascendancy. They won their battle, sadly.  But, a single line -- just one -- provided the foundation for conservatives.  Mrs. Palin told America “Do you know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?  Lipstick!” In one succinct line she captured the commitment and determination of conservatives seeking to protect something they love. Fast forward a year, and those same conservatives saw Obama trying to destroy that which they love and without hesitation, these conservatives jumped into …

Why don't the majority of Californians vote out the liberal Democrats who are ruining the state?

Jazz Shaw:
Calexit? Majority Of California Voters Have “Seriously Considered” Leaving State It is understandable why many would consider leaving a state that has so botched allowing affordable housing.  But, they should at least vote out those responsible for preventing the building of affordable housing.  The restrictions on building worse for the environment than building new housing would be.  They should developers to buy out rundown housing in areas and rebuild the area with better homes.  One of the things that have made Houston such a dynamic city is the lack of zoning.

Heck, even the illegals are now fleeing California.

Woman explains why 'assault weapons' are superior for people being assaulted by criminals

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This woman says that AR-15 type weapons are the best way to defend yourself when criminals attack.  They are also one of the least used weapons for committing crimes in general.

UK Prime Minister wants accountability for rogue judges

Politico:
Top judges should be subjected to U.S.-style "accountability" Boris Johnson suggested following the decision by the U.K.'s Supreme Court to quash his decision to suspend parliament.

The U.K.'s highest court ruled unanimously on Tuesday that the prime minister's decision to prorogue parliament was "unlawful" leading to MPs being recalled the following day.

In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Johnson insisted that he respected the court's judgment "very humbly and very sincerely." But he suggested there would be "consequences" following the judges decision to intervene in such a highly political question.
... The court ruling appears to be a violation of the British system of parliamentary supremacy.  Since the UK has no formal constitution, it is also more than passing strange that the court would say a move by the leader of Parliament is unconstitutional.

How many in the deep state knew about Clinton's email server?

Washington Post:
State Dept. questions more than 100 former Clinton aides about emailsInvestigators have spoken to as many as 130 people in recent weeks, including senior officials who reported directly to Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state, as well as others whose emails were at some point relayed to her inbox, according to current and former officials. Why didn't anyone in the department blow the whistle on her use of an unsecured server to store classified material?   Are whistleblowers just there to trap Republicans?

It is not getting warmer in Montana

NY Times:
Montana Hunkers Down as Snow Piles Up by the Foot. In September. Forget fall. Montana is skipping straight to winter, as a weekend storm has begun to bury much of the state under feet of snow. According to the climate change crowd when the weather is unusually cold, it is just weather, but when it is hot its "the new normal."   But the climate change crowd did make another failed prediction that we would not be seeing snow because of the "climate" getting warmer.  For some reason, the NY Times never focuses on the failed prediction of the climate change crowd.

Trump's conversation with Ukraine official is consistent with treaty of cooperation approved during the Clinton administration

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There appears to be no exception that would make the inquiry about Biden illegal.   The treaty also expects both countries to keep the request confidential.  This is another blow to the 'blower's case.

Another lie found in the whistleblower account

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Red States:
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The whistleblower complained that there was nothing at all sensitive in the call. So that there was no justification for thereafter secure storage system in the NSC. The argument was that Trump just didn’t want people to hear the conversation.

As it turns out, that’s also wrong, as Undercover Huber notes in a great Twitter thread....


Undercover Huber@JohnWHuber
Replying to @JohnWHuber A “White House official” is quoted by the whistleblower (WB) as objecting to the storage of the MEMCON transcript of @realDonaldTrump call with Zelenskyy in a secure storage system in the NSC. This was wrong (a cover up) because it contained “nothing remotely sensitive”. Nothing!

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