what’s really going on here?

Takin’ it to the Streets. Eric Georgatos – “In 2020, the American people ain’t blind, and they don’t like what they’re seeing from almost every one of their so-called leaders and ‘institutions’ regarding the presidential election of 2020.” [referring to the Doobie Brothers in 1976] … “ watch the streets of America in the coming weeks. We the People are not done with protecting and preserving this country.”

Thinking about that flailing Fox News betrayal. Jeannie DeAngelis – “This same group of self-ordained experts, who dismissed hydroxychloroquine and zinc as a COVID deterrent and treatment, have now turned their attention toward election fraud.”

Sidney Powell has expanded on the scope of the Dominion scam. Andrea Widburg – For Carlson et al, it’s the ‘never enough’ denial. “no lawyer should ever give the opponent (and that would be, not just the Democrat party and Dominion, but the media as well) the entire case before going into court. That’s an insane tactic.” For those with a better grip on intellectual integrity and reality, there are a few bits of ‘evidence’ to consider.

“Dominion is going into hiding … Our government definitely seized those Scytl servers … The Dominion system was built to shift and delete votes … This is a worldwide fraud

The Trump Team’s Real Strategy. Sally Zelikovsky – “So, what’s really going on here?” … “I, too, have been baffled by the state court misses and can understand why people might conclude that Rudy and Lin Wood may be past their prime. But we should dig a little deeper into these state court cases and look at them from the point of view of strategy.” There is dissonance here, too.

Georgia Governor Calls for Audit of Signatures on Ballot Envelopes. Ivan Pentchoukov – The recount is plauded as “numbers don’t lie” but that denies GIGO – garbage in, garbage out. The Governor is addressing this. “he would sign off on the certification of the election results after the Peach State conducted a risk-limiting audit of the presidential election which showed Democratic nominee Joe Biden ahead of President Donald Trump by 12,284 votes.”

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Coup porn. Nonsense runs rampant

The Trump CT Scanner. Victor Davis Hanson – “These past four years, Donald Trump, intentionally or not, became a CT scanner that produced three-dimensional images of the innards of elite institutions and people, showing us what is beneath their veneers.”

“Once upon a time, retired U.S. military personnel were among the most revered of distinguished public servants in the nation. Now?

Perhaps not so much. It was one thing to violate either the spirit or letter of the Uniform Code of Military Justice by disparaging their commander in chief. But it is quite another for dozens of our bemedaled heroes to claim their sitting president is a veritable Mussolini, fond of Nazi-like tactics of division, and an adopter of Birkenau-like detention methods—and thus in a nation of laws and scheduled presidential elections the president should leave “the sooner the better.”

The irony is that all these distinguished and outspoken retired officers were abjectly silent when the prior administration systematically weaponized the DOJ, CIA, and FBI to sabotage an oppositional campaign, a presidential transition, and presidency, and, in particular, unlawfully and unethically framed a fellow officer Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

True Mussolini-like or fascist tactics are better found in forging evidence submitted to a FISA court, unlawfully leaking the unmasked names of surveilled American citizens, and hiring foreign nationals to create a false dossier to undermine a presidential campaign.

Coup porn became a new phrase to describe these calls of ex-military and military analysts for forced removal of Trump from office. What was the catalyst for these astounding statements?

Biden’s COVID Plan: Close The Economy, Open The Border. I & I Editorial Board – “Curious, indeed. Until you come to realize that Biden and his fellow Democrats care less about controlling the virus than they do about controlling the country. If pointless lockdowns and open borders serve that purpose, containing the coronavirus is irrelevant.”

Vegas Oddsmaker Says, “The Fix Was In, Trump Was Robbed, This Election Was Stolen”. Wayne Root – “It was the most bizarre call in Election Night history. Fox News called Arizona for Biden. Why? It wasn’t even close to over.” … “Fox News made sure Biden had the electoral lead all night. That’s another big part of the story.”

“Folks, someone knew. The fix was in. A few key people made millions betting on this election. They knew the exact minute to jump in. They knew exactly when a Trump landslide would turn to a Biden victory, with the help of a fake TV network call and fake ballots.

Awaiting the Kraken. Tadas Klimas – “The only way the Left could win this election was by massive fraud. That is what they realized during the early morning hours after midnight of Election Day. … So they piled it on. … This really is startling. Not that the Left cheated, not that they engage in psychological warfare to cover up their cheating.”

Despite all this, Hinderacker, Tucker, and others note problems and issues with the Trump case.

Don’t ‘Californicate’ The Rest Of America. I & I Editorial Board – “As hundreds of thousands of Californians flee the once-Golden State, the rest of America should ask itself: Will they bring their politics with them?” … “will California’s broken model be adopted by much of the rest of the country, turning reliably red states blue and seeding the nation with high taxes, more rules, corrupt politicians, and slow growth?”

“We hope not, but given the 2020 election, it’s not an idle question. California’s political class is widely regarded as among the most corrupt, irresponsible, hypocritical, hard left and incompetent of any comparable group of state politicians in the country, which is saying a lot.

The troubles have been on full display this week.

Correct Diagnostics Needed. Walter Williams – “What really explains the problems in the black community?” … “The bottom line is that while every vestige of racial discrimination has not been eliminated, today’s discrimination cannot go very far in explaining the problems faced by a large segment of the black community.”

‘Renewable Energy’ and its Four Icebergs. Rafe Champion – “Truly, we live in interesting times, the grand scheme to run an industrial civilisation without the 24-hour contribution of conventional power sources being the most interesting of all.”

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Holy indigenous!

In Nevada, A Corrupt Cash-For-Votes Scheme Is Hiding In Plain Sight. John Daniel Davidson – “In tribal areas, Native American nonprofits illegally offered gift cards, electronics, and other ‘prizes’ in an effort to get out the vote—for Joe Biden.” complete with a Facebook page and pictures.

15,000 Nevada Voters Also ‘Voted’ Outside State, Electoral College Candidates Claim. Authored by Mimi Nguyen Ly via The Epoch Times, [nagware site, so ZeroHedge used].

The Real Presidential Election was Rigged in 2018. Daniel Greenfield – “Every state but one that had a Democrat acting as Secretary of State was called for Biden.” There was a lot of prep work in addition to filling key positions. “Where the Democrats could not secure the office, as in Nevada, they used the pandemic as a pretext for rigging the election.”

“ When it comes to elections, the Left’s plan has been abundantly clear for a long time.

Eliminate all election safeguards, maximize the flow of ballots, and control the count so that a huge torrent of ballots, beyond checking or verifying, rains down in a prolonged process, of Election Week rather than Election Day, with plenty of opportunities to ‘find more ballots’.

The roadmap’s policies, universal registration and absentee voting, along with ballot harvesting, allowing Democrat groups to collect massive amounts of ballots, have also been very clear.

“I Think We’ll Find He Had At Least 80 Million Votes!” Sidney Powell on The Magnitude of President Trump’s 2020 Win. Joe Hoft – “The Biden election steal is the boldest and most corrupt action in US history. This even far exceeds the Russia collusion scam.”

How do Republicans see Trump refusal to concede? Byron York – “They’re not particularly concerned that Trump has not conceded. They don’t mind him pursuing legal remedies, even if those remedies have no chance of changing the election results. And they’re not bothered that Trump has not provided for a smooth, gracious transition of power.”

The Obama-Trump Transition Was More Like Sedition. Julie Kelly – “Barack Obama and Joe Biden may have given a public impression of the peaceful transfer of power, but they were working behind the scenes to sabotage the incoming president.”

 

The News Just Keeps Getting Worse for House Democrats. Rick Moran – “The potential to pick up 12 seats in a year where a Republican incumbent president lost is just about unheard of.”

‘Experts’ Listed 27 House Races As Toss-Ups. Republicans Won All 27. Cabot Phillips – “Republican dominance in supposedly 50-50 districts is yet another reminder of just how wrong polls were in 2020, and how wrong they have been for some time. What should embarrass pollsters most, though, is not the fact that they were wrong, but how one-sided they were in the process.”

Mr. Obama, The ‘Strangulation’ Victim Is Not George Floyd. Jack Cashill – “When the four police officers who allegedly strangled Floyd are acquitted, Obama may not be so heartened. As former state and deferral prosecutor George Parry has argued convincingly in these pages [spectator.org], the officers should never have been arrested.”

“For years now, Obama and his media allies have had a chokehold on the news both locally and nationally. If there a strangulation victim here, that victim is the truth.

Mask this. Scott Johnson – “ 42 people in the mask group, or 1.8 percent, got infected, compared with 53 in the unmasked group, or 2.1 percent. The difference was not statistically significant.” Citation:  “Effectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask Wearers: A Randomized Controlled Trial.”

Life and Death in Pre-Contact Aboriginal Australia. William D. Rubinstein – “That pre-literate societies were not the peaceful, idyllic Edens widely imagined today and depicted in the contemporary media, has been shown in many recent works by franker and more truthful anthropologists” Recently viewed documentaries on National Parks and Historic Trails both provide evidence of this ‘holy indigenous” phenomenon.

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Cynicism jaded by experience. It’s not funny.

Cynicism jaded by experience versus reality stimulate dissonance … Why Trump Will Likely Win a Second Term. Phoenix Capital Research – “the election is a mess and from what I can tell, no one in the media is actually outlining what’s to come based on the law. Instead I’m seeing a lot of political opinion, being presented as fact, when it isn’t.” … “When the courts get involved in an election, it becomes an issue of evidence.”

Trump Lawyer Sidney Powell: “We’re Getting Ready To Overturn Election Results In Multiple States”. Tyler Durden – “The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity agency issued a statement on Thursday calling the 2020 general election the “most secure in American history,” despite multiple legal challenges alleging a variety of alleged voting irregularities across a number of battleground states.” but how do they explain the anomalies in the processing of votes?

Election Fraud Is Not Funny. Tim Kowal – “If Democrats and media wished Americans would believe they were on the level when they called the election for Biden, they needed to wipe the smirk off their faces and play it straight about election fraud a long time before they embarrassed themselves for three years over a hundred grand of Facebook ads.”

Conspiracy Theory, Or Stolen Election? John Hinderaker – “if the United States is to avoid banana republic status, we need to institute more secure and reliable election procedures. No more ballot harvesting, no more millions of mail-in votes, and some reasonable attention paid to the machines and software that ultimately count the votes.”

“One more thing: liberals are quick to dub anything they don’t like a conspiracy theory. But four years ago, I wouldn’t have imagined that top officials of the FBI and the CIA would collaborate with Hillary Clinton’s campaign to propagate lies in order to try to swing the election to her, or failing that, to disable the incoming administration of the candidate that they didn’t favor. That scandal has greatly expanded my, and our, understanding of what may be possible. This isn’t your grandfather’s United States of America.

Twitter flags Nikki Haley for saying obviously true things. Jazz Shaw – the propagandists are getting aggressive. “rather than meekly accepting this next round of censorship, Haley pushed back. She asked why she was singled out for this sort of attention when Ayatollah Khamenei is allowed to tweet out Holocaust denial material.”

Law Firm’s Withdrawal Reflects Chilling Reality. John Hinderaker – “Not many years ago, every terrorist in Guantanamo Bay was represented by one of a group of America’s top law firms. For free. No one batted an eye. Now, the President of the United States is having trouble getting lawyers to represent him in asserting perfectly legitimate claims. Some dictator.”

Sidney Powell gives details about the election fraud Kraken. Andrea Widburg – “there’s always been the worry that these actions, while true, may not convince a judge (or nine justices) to overturn the election.”

Ignorance or Denial of the Obvious Doesn’t Diminish the Obvious. Jeff Davidson – “you can count on the media not printing a single word about such evidence. Ignorance or, more accurately, feigned denial of the obvious, however, in no way diminishes the obvious.”

Looking to Solzhenitsyn for clues about the present. Will Stoutamire – “Like many of us, Solzhenitsyn had been de facto silenced by the Western media and denounced as a nut for recounting the true history of the Bolshevik Revolution and its bloody aftermath as well as making warnings to the West.”

“Solzhenitsyn warned America and the West time and time again that abandoning its religious foundations and embracing secularism would in turn lead to total chaos, followed by a complete loss of freedom. America and the rest of the West are already in chaos. What follows is the people’s determination and destiny. Either way, we get the government we deserve.

The Left’s Wanton Violence Against the MAGA Marchers. Joseph Klein – “A preview of what’s to come if Biden-Harris take over.” Past is prologue? “Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Antifa thugs harassed, threatened and assaulted pro-Trump demonstrators, who had peaceably assembled on Saturday in the nation’s capital for what was billed as the Million MAGA March. The radical leftists are preparing to own the streets, forcing law abiding Americans to either kowtow to their demands or get out of the way.” [but Trump is the fascist Nazi dictator Kristallnact evil?]

What Can Be Done for Michael Flynn? Jed Babbin – “A presidential pardon is the last thing he wants.” … “How Flynn reached this awful point is a lesson in FBI misconduct, abuse of power by former special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, and misconduct by the trial judge, Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. It goes back much farther — and higher — than that.”

Preserving courtroom and verdict integrity. Paul Driessen – “Big Media, Big Tech, Big Academia, the Deep State and the Cancel Culture clearly aligned with the Democrat Party, to resist, block, impede and impeach a duly elected President Trump, during and after the 2016 election and the 2020 election cycle.” … “Equally worrisome is growing evidence that the integrity of our courtroom proceedings and jury verdicts is also at risk”

The Notorious SAA: Democrats Denounce Alito After Years Of Praising Ginsburg For Controversial Comments. Jonathan Turley – “there is reason to be critical of Alito. However, the voices are coming from people who once cheered on such comments from Ginsburg. Now however there was nothing but utter disgust. This was not “Notorious” but nauseating.”

Trump Celebrates Moderna’s ‘95% Effective’ COVID-19 Vaccine, Reminds World It Happened ‘On My Watch’. Tyler Durden – “But we imagine the MSM will still find some way to deprive President Trump of “credit” for helping bring about this ‘breakthrough’.” … “Analysis of the data, covering more than 30,000 volunteers, showed the vaccine prevented virtually all symptomatic cases of the virus, as it appeared even more effective than Pfizer’s vaccine.” … “And then we get to do it all again next week (or perhaps a week or two later) when the AstraZeneca-Oxford or some other trial data hits.”

COVID-19 is distracting us from another medical emergency. Ross Clark – “The estimated number of deaths globally from measles climbed to 207,500 in 2019” … “If the first victim of war is truth, then the first victim of COVID-19 was a sense of proportion.” … “while COVID is mainly carrying off the old and already-sick, the vast majority of last year’s 200,000 measles victims were previously healthy children. … The second difference is that we already have a measles vaccine.”

COVID case increases vs. death increases. neo – “If Biden becomes the next president, I would not be the least bit surprised if, after his inauguration, COVID reporting shifts from alarm at high case rates to credit for lower death rates.” In the Reno area, active cases are about 1 in 500 and deaths continue in low single digits and the hospitals are running plenty of empty space but the hype is in overdrive.

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Attitude at risk. By propeller heads?

It is an unconscionable abomination that a President should encounter this sort of behavior: Deep State Diplomat Lied To Trump About Syria On Behalf Of Military-Industrial Complex. Jordan Davidson – “We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” … “From a foreign policy perspective, Donald Trump is not qualified to be President and Commander-in-Chief,” the letter read. “Indeed we are convinced that he would be a dangerous President and would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being.” …

“Despite his strong past and present opposition to Trump, Jeffrey can’t deny how the president’s foreign policy initiatives brought stability to the Middle East.

Jeffrey admitted that many of them are sad to see the president go and encouraged the ostensible incoming Biden administration to follow in Trump’s foreign policy footsteps.

“Nobody really wants to see President Trump go, among all our allies [in the Middle East],” he said. “The truth is President Trump and his policies are quite popular among all of our popular states in the region. Name me one that’s not happy.”

The attitude demonstrated by the Diplomat is related to The Vote-Switching Ghost in the Machine. Tony Thomas – “The trend line has a peculiar shape of flat followed by a straight slope of about 25 degrees. It prevailed across three counties — Oakland, Macomb and Kent — involving many hundreds of voting precincts each, and it prevailed in the same county when early votes were compared with those on election day. But the clincher for the algorithm’s presence is that in Michigan’s heavily Democrat Wayne County, the conspirators didn’t bother to use it.”

“The fraud was easy to implement because, astoundingly, the voting machine software since 2001 has included a “weighted race” feature enabling votes to be skewed to one candidate or another, depending on the software settings. Why this feature was included has never been explained. Moreover, the machines take an image of each vote and these images are what generates the vote tally. Since the election, and contrary to federal law, Michigan officials have been busily deleting the images. This prevents any meaningful audit, other than using the paper votes which is barely practicable. Hence the Ayyadurai team is instead using statistical detective work to highlight the frauds.

Did Non-Citizen Voters Hand The Election To Joe Biden? James D. Agresti – “Based on current population data from the Census Bureau and voting data from previous elections, Just Facts has conducted a study to estimate the number of votes illegally cast by non-citizens in the battleground states of the 2020 election.” … “These estimates account for just one type of election fraud, and they tend to understate it because they depend on Census surveys, which are known to undercount non-citizens.”

“A common argument used to dismiss facts about election fraud is that President Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity failed to find widespread evidence of such malfeasance. This claim is a classic half-truth because it neglects to reveal that the commission existed for less than a year because its work was blocked by the refusal of states to turn over voter data and a flurry of lawsuits.

A wealth of facts show that there are ample openings for non-citizens to illegally vote and that roughly 16% of them voted in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. If this was also the case in the 2020 battleground states where Biden currently has slim leads, the numbers of non-citizens in these states and their preference for Democrats may have netted Biden enough fraudulent votes to tip the overall election winner from Trump to Biden.

Pennsylvania Election Fraud: Evidence of Keystone State Chicanery During America’s 2020 Presidential Election. Ammodotcom – “Voter turnout was up everywhere. This was expected due to the highly partisan and hotly contested nature of the election. However, there is something worth taking a closer look at in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania — namely the incredibly lopsided impact that mail-in ballots had on the election.” … “This is a very grim topic and you are right to be outraged and maybe even a little scared. But we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to take this lying down.”

NAACP Motion to Intervene in PA Lawsuit Presents Evidence That State/County Officials Violated PA Election Laws. Shipwreckedcrew – “At issue is what happened with respect to mail-in ballots that were found to be defective in one of a few different ways — a defect which caused the mail-in ballot to be rejected and void.”

Las Vegas Columnist Ran A Test And County Officials Accepted Fake Signatures On 8 Different Ballots. Authored by Victor Joecks via The Las Vegas Review Journal, – “For months, election officials have told Nevadans not to worry about ballots piling up in apartment trash cans or sent to wrong addresses.” … “County officials aren’t working proactively to determine whether unscrupulous actors abused this vulnerability in a widespread fashion.”

The Inter-Election Period: A Breakdown of the Strange Moment of U.S. History That We Are in Right Now. Tim Kirby – “Let’s break down everything we should have learned from this very unusual voting year during this brief window of uncertainty.”

“If the Democrats were sure that Trump lost, then there would be no need to call for peace after years of demonizing anyone who doesn’t agree with them. … “Moral high ground attacks from the Dems are unlikely to work as Trump has been compared to Hitler since the start of his previous electoral campaign. Appeasement for the POTUS has thus far completely failed, why would it start working now?”

The rampant tampering and falsification witnessed (and often self filmed by the perpetrators) during the election looked like something you would expect to see in a “backwards third world hellhole” type of country. The manipulation was rampant, blatant and primitive.

Enemy Lists are Proof of Extremism … The key issue with Extremists is that you cannot make any agreement with them as they see their opponents as subhuman and/or evil.

If Media Didn’t Think Trump Could Win, It Wouldn’t be Targeting his Lawyers. Daniel Greenfield – “When dealing with compulsively dishonest people, it doesn’t pay to spend too much parsing their words. It’s more helpful to study their deeds.”

“ The media keeps claiming that President Trump can’t win, that his legal challenges are futile, hollow, and have absolutely no chance of winning in court. And, it’s also launching a full-scale Jihad against those law firms and lawyers participating in legal challenges against the election results.

This harassment, which includes threats to the licenses of lawyers who represent Republican clients, is an unprecedented violation of political norms. But it’s also a tell.

FNC’s Wallace: Trump Can’t ‘Credibly’ Say the Election Was Taken from Him — No ‘Serious Fraud’. Pam Key – “these lawsuits that we have not seen so far, which is serious fraud and fraud” – this is the de minimis logical fallacy

Return of the Propeller Heads. Matthew Continetti – This one is about Obama’s “propeller heads” but the current brouhaha is the result of another set of such folk sans the attitude. “The propeller-head mentality is “we know best.” It dominated the administration. It produced a stimulus that did not stimulate, an unpopular health care plan, a contraceptive mandate that inspired lawsuits against nuns, a cap-and-trade bill that never became law, a financial reform that squeezed community banks, a GM bailout that stiffed non-union pensioners, a series of coal and water regulations that put miners and farmers out of business, an immigration amnesty by fiat that set off a rush for the border, and a nuclear deal that rewarded Iran for its malign behavior. ”

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Pushback. Denial. Hypocrisy. Double standards.

Partisans Cheating By Ignoring Election Law Is A Problem As Big As Vote Fraud. Margot Cleveland – “Fraud and violations of the election code are two distinct problems, yet there has been little analysis of the latter, which might be more significant.” … “These are not questions of mere “technical errors,” but raise significant constitutional concerns.”

“Not to pick on Geraghty, whom I respect immensely, but he is conflating two separate issues: fraud and violations of the election code. Those are two distinct problems, yet there has been little analysis of the latter, which over the next several weeks might prove more significant.

There are multiple allegations of fraud, such as the middle-of-the-night arrival of unsecured ballots in Detroit or the dead man voting in Nevada. Then there’s the even more devastating suggestion that votes for Donald Trump were swapped to Joe Biden via vulnerable computer systems. Frankly, this idea strikes me as unbelievable, but then again, so did the idea that the FBI would obtain illegal secret court warrants to spy on the Trump campaign, and we know how that turned out.

if the legislative branch mandates voter signatures, or verification of signatures, or internal secrecy sleeves, or counting only in the presences of poll-watchers from each party, it is no answer to say it is a technicality and not fraud at issue. The state legislatures, through the election code, define the validity of votes, and allowing state officials or courts to read those provisions out of the law raises serious questions under Article 2 of the Constitution.

Lawsuit Claims 40,000-Plus Fraudulent Ballots Pumped Through Detroit For Joe Biden. Joy Pullmann – “Eyewitnesses testify they saw approximately 40,000 irregular ballots arrive in vehicles with out-of-state plates during an early-morning poll worker shift change Nov. 4. That’s not even the half of it.” … “The Associated Press and the state’s Democrat officials say Biden has won the state’s electoral votes and that Trump’s claims of fraud are insulting and inaccurate.” !!

Despite State GOP Claims To The Contrary, Georgia Is Ripe For Election Fraud. John Daniel Davidson – “The presidential election might come down to Georgia, where years of subtle changes have been chipping away at election security in the state.” … “Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler issued a joint statement Monday saying the management of the election in Georgia has become an “embarrassment.” … Other Georgia officials pushed back.”

Pro-Biden Bug Also Suspected in Georgia’s Vote-Counting Software. Paul Sperry – “The large disparity of gains between the two candidates “was something I had never witnessed before in my years of election monitoring,” said Favorito, a career IT professional”

Excuse Me While I Call BS: In Georgia. Scott Hounsell – the numbers don’t add up. “For instance, if we were to normalize these massive increases, or even just divide the increase above ALL registered voters, Trump would win Georgia.”

Big Data to the Rescue: The Electoral College Meets Data Pattern Science. Jay Valentine – “For the election returns in many precincts to happen the way they did, Biden would have to flip a coin 1,000 times and get heads every time. We aren’t done here. … He would also have to do it over and over again, in scores, perhaps hundreds of precincts.”

“The pattern is one that can only be done by machines, like a computer. There are too many transactions, with too straight a line, across too many precincts, to be the guys with the ballot boxes arriving in the middle of the night. They are extra fraud.

The Geek in Pictures: Post-Election Edition. Steven Hayward – “I can’t share specific charts and graphs, but I can pass along a couple of significant general findings.” … “Increasingly it is clear that it is Trump’s lower share of the white vote from 2016 that cost him re-election” – the impression here is that the primary propaganda machine was successful, assuming there is a racial disparity in following the ‘news.’

Obama Warns Trump’s Election Fraud Claims Put US Democracy On “Dangerous Path”. Tyler Durden – “with his “baseless” election-fraud claims. Obama said the whole story was the result of Republican leaders “who clearly know better” kowtowing to a “volatile” president who “doesn’t like to lose.” … “But if there isn’t any fraud, or anything to worry about, won’t these recounts and ballot audits simply help strengthen Americans faith in their democracy, and its ability to adapt to unseen situations?”

Hunter Biden Emails Labeled “Russian Disinformation” – Yet There’s Still No Evidence. Glenn Greenwald – “The same factions that constantly claim to abhor Fake News and disinformation continue to be the most aggressive and shameless propagators of it — especially the media.”

The Law Is There’s No Presidential Transition Until Congress Certifies the Election. Daniel Greenfield – “The Democrats made the rules, but they don’t want to live by them.” … “Even though the votes are still being counted, Joe Biden declared that he is the President-Elect, a shadow government office invented by Obama and invested with a pseudo-government seal, and he has been holding fake briefings and taking phone calls with foreign leaders.” … “Maintaining a fake shadow presidency undermines the sitting administration to the American people and to foreign governments. … It’s illegal and inappropriate. So the Democrats are doing it anyway.”

“Counting every legal vote was noble in Florida in 2000, but is a disgusting lowball tactic in Pennsylvania in 2020. Fighting the election results in the Supreme Court was in the highest traditions of our political system in 2000, but is an outrageous abuse twenty years later.

Indoctrinating Students to Hate Whiteness. Richard L. Cravatts – “Racial self-flagellation on campus.” … “In fact, there is so little actual racism on American campuses that race-obsessed grievance activists have had to invent new, previously unseen sources of racism.” … “Making victims of one group to undo bias aimed at another group of victims is neither just nor equitable, and certainly not the role of universities to be social engineers chasing a dream of realizing racial justice for only one chosen group.”

Wisconsin Supreme Court tosses governor’s stay-at-home order. Todd Richmond – “ruling that his administration overstepped its authority when it extended it for another month without consulting legislators.”

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riddled with misconceptions

Trump’s Greatest Achievement. Ben Weingarten – “he has exposed the unprecedented degree of rot and corruption that pervades the American system.” … “Today, half the country may never trust an election again, not because of the pending outcome, but because of the process by which we arrived at it.” It is abomination exposed. Is anyone listening?

“If the history is written by the ultimate victors—and the house almost always wins—it may well be that this entire story is missed. Certainly, it will be misrepresented, warped, and glossed over in the most outrageous of ways. It will probably be censored too.

Nevertheless, we must write it: For posterity, and for our fellow countrymen, in the here and now, more motivated than ever before to reclaim this land we love.

Big Media Revealed As Corrupt, Venal And Biased — So What Else Is New? I & I Editorial Board – “Free republics, such as our own, depend on a healthy, vibrant, independent press to survive. The free flow of information, facts and opinion is the oxygen that our republic breathes. Right now, we’re gasping for breath.”

Memo To Joe: COVID Is Skyrocketing In States That Already Have Mask Mandates. I & I Editorial Board – “As it stands, 33 states already have statewide mask mandates. These states account for three-quarters of the nation’s population. … Plus, just about anywhere you go these days has social distancing guidelines in effect.” … “But guess what? The virus is still spreading, with daily new cases far above the peaks in the spring and summer.”

Lockdowns Make Time Stand Still. Raúl Ilargi Meijer – “The discussion has been stuck in an All Else Being Equal (Ceteris Paribus) mode, but all things do not remain equal.” … “The point is, you can’t force lockdowns, masks etc. onto people, without looking at what the consequences of that will be. Because all things do not remain equal for 6-7 months.” … “Whatever else you do, maybe you should prepare for the risk that the virus is endemic, and it’s here to stay. And then take it from there. Because, for one thing, it’s not all that obvious, it’s all still riddled with misconceptions.”

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Boil the frog. Slowly. So he doesn’t notice until it’s too late.

But there is blood in the water now. Notice the slant being used by the primary propaganda machine in ‘describing’ the situation. Just who is boiling here?

Calls For ‘Unity’ From Those Who Demonize Opponents As White Supremacists Are Deeply Unserious. Tristan Justice – “If Joe Biden were serious about unifying the country, he would condemn the voices in his own party demanding to punish their political opponents.”

Out of sorts. neo – “although there were a few pockets of decent conversation, for the most part I was impressed (and not favorably) by how little people seem to know of actual events, and how recalcitrant to change the Trump-hatred was and still is.”

Amid Calls For Unity & Civility, Lincoln Project Doxxes Lawyers Representing Trump In Election Battles. Tyler Durden – “The crushing irony is magnified by the fact that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has called for liberals to start to assemble enemy lists of people who were “complicit” in the Trump Administration”

Trump Files Emergency Injunction In Michigan Alleging Fraud; Demands Recounts Over ‘Malfunctioning’ Dominion Machines. Tyler Durden – “in a federal lawsuit aimed at preventing the State of Michigan from certifying the results of last week’s election until election officials can certify that only legally cast, on time, and legally observed ballots are included in the count.” … “The complaint includes “more than one hundred credentialed election challengers” who have provided “sworn affidavits” that they were prevented from reviewing the ballot count, or validate the legitimacy of absentee ballots.”

Pennsylvania Voter Fraud: The Lawsuit. John Hinderaker – “You can read the complaint here. It is 85 pages long and is, in my opinion, quite impressive. It alleges that several Democrat-dominated counties violated Pennsylvania law by preventing Republican “watchers,” as they are called in that state, from observing the ballot counting process.” … “Another issue described in the Complaint is that in several large, Democrat-controlled counties, mail-in ballots were examined in advance of Election Day, which violates Pennsylvania law.” … “That systemic voter fraud occurred in Pennsylvania, with the connivance of the Secretary of the Commonwealth and several Democrat-dominated counties, is, I think, obvious. The question is what can be done about it.”

Judge rejects Trump team’s request for secret evidence in lawsuit over Maricopa County votes. Maria Polletta – request to seal evidence “But attorneys representing the election officials being sued convinced the judge to reject the request after arguing the public “has a right to know how flimsy Plaintiffs’ evidence actually is.” It seems a judgment has been offered ‘without evidence’ as the saying goes. But it’s not done, yet. Hearing Thursday.

The Statistical Case Against Biden’s Win. Steve Cortes – “The statistical case is, admittedly, circumstantial rather than conclusive. … But the numbers also firmly point to the intense improbability of the accuracy of the present Biden lead.”

“The statistical case, in isolation, does not prove fraud. But the confluence of highly unlikely results does, emphatically, paint of picture of utter improbability.

Any one of these four factors alone would cast intense doubt upon election results.

Put all four together, and the result is a seemingly impossible statistical perfect storm.

New Judicial Watch Study Finds 353 U.S. Counties in 29 States with Voter Registration Rates Exceeding 100% … “a September 2020 study revealed that 353 U.S. counties had 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible voting-age citizens” … “Judicial Watch relies on its voter registration studies to warn states that they are failing to comply with the requirements of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, which requires states to make reasonable efforts to clean their voter rolls. Judicial Watch can and has sued to enforce compliance with federal law.”

“I Did Not Recant”: USPS Whistleblower Stands By Backdated Ballot Claim. Tyler Durden – “Citing “people who spoke on the condition of anonymity,” the Post now says that Hopkins – a Marine combat veteran – “signed an affidavit recanting his claims.”

Despite State GOP Claims To The Contrary, Georgia Is Ripe For Election Fraud. John Daniel Davidson – an illustration of how the elections process has been corrupted in small steps over the years.

Why Twitter Won’t Let People Share Sworn Court Documents Alleging Voter Fraud. Ben Weingarten – “Big Tech’s efforts to shield favored political figures and positions from scrutiny have only increased.” … “Who is Twitter to be challenging these claims? Can it not handle any evidence that conflicts with its Official Narrative?”

“Democrats lodged more than 100 lawsuits over the past year in an attempt to loosen identification requirements, increase the quantity of mail-in ballots, and widen the avenues by which they could be delivered. That is a testament to the concerns legislatures across the country have long had over voter fraud—concerns merited given the hundreds of other documented cases that have transpired.

More broadly, a society that suppresses legitimate viewpoints is destined to grow increasingly dangerous. It will be ripe with division, and could head for dissolution. Free peoples must grapple freely with ideas, or they are unlikely to long remain free.

Big Media Revealed As Corrupt, Venal And Biased — So What Else Is New? I & I Editorial Board – “Free republics, such as our own, depend on a healthy, vibrant, independent press to survive. The free flow of information, facts and opinion is the oxygen that our republic breathes. Right now, we’re gasping for breath.” … “Truth and objectivity are dead. Ideology, of the far-left variety, is all that matters. In a secular age, socialism is the media’s great god. Truth is the victim.”

New York Times’ Kevin Roose Calls Accurate Stories About Election Integrity Fight ‘Misinformation’. John Nolte – “All four of those stories are news stories. … are reporting on events that actually happened. … are informing readers of what is going on.” … “Eleven hours after lying about 100 percent accurate stories being “misinformation,” Roose fired off a series of tweets admitting that he’s not mad because the stories are inaccurate, he’s mad because we covered stories that are accurate.” … ““We need a better word than ‘misinformation’ to distinguish between totally false stories and true stories that are published in service of an attempt to mislead people”

Nolte asks “How can reporting facts, actual events — how can reporting the truth, be used to create a misinformation campaign?” The answer is by telling only part of the truth – why ‘whole truth and nothing but the truth’ is heard on the old Perry Mason shows swearing in a witness. The duty of the defense is to make sure the ‘whole truth’ is laid in front of the jury and the duty of the jury is to determine if it has enough evidence to discern the ‘whole truth.’ Reporting facts is a first step and Roose isn’t filling in what he thinks is needed to complete the picture, he is only trying to hide the ‘whole truth’ as a defensive mechanism to serve as a salve to his cognitive dissonance.

The real story behind AG Barr authorizing investigations of vote fraud blows away the MSM narrative. Thomas Lifson – “The narrative Pilger offers, all but universally adopted by the media, is that Barr is violating established norms and acting out of (corrupt) political motives.” … “But there is a lot more going on here … it removes the obstacle that has prevented serious investigations of vote fraud up to now.”

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How do you know? What’s on the line?

Media Lies About Pfizer Partnership With Trump Administration’s Operation Warp Speed. David Marcus – “no sooner had the news broken than outlets like the New York Times and Washington Post sought to make sure Trump got no credit for it.” … “Pfizer’s own press release in July announced that the U.S. government placed an initial order of 100 million doses for $1.95 billion.”

“There are a few things here that are absolutely shameful. First is that so many news outlets thought the big news here was not that we were nearing a effective vaccine, but that Donald Trump must get no credit for it. But hey, that’s just par for the course right?

What is even worse is that a ten-second Google search would have shown that Pfizer was a part of Operation Warp Speed. Hell, even the Wikipedia page shows that Pfizer was a part of Operation Warp Speed.

This is what the corporate news media does now. They lie, or at least fail to do anything resembling due diligence as long as what they are reporting hurts Donald Trump and then they clarify.

12 Ways For Trump To Bomb The Battlefield While Biden Claims The Presidency. Joy Pullmann – “President Trump needs a skunkworks team coming up with as many political land mines as possible to embed in the landscape against Democrats if Republicans are forced to retreat from the White House in January.” This one is about defining the battlefield. Note that it is all issues, not opponents, and features transparency in government.

“Since the president’s team has begun releasing increasingly good evidence of large-scale voter fraud in key states, the tide may yet turn again. At the same time, the same media-Democrat complex whose lies have been running the country for four years — think Russian collusion, impeachment, and now endless COVID lockdowns unhinged from science and prudence— typically prevail through their well-amplified echo chamber of lies that operates key institutions Republicans have conceded for the last century.

Immediately Release All Spygate Documents … Pardon Russiagate Victims Like Mike Flynn … Fire Chris Wray … Every Trump Appointee Should Be Taking Down Names and Files … Release All Paper Trails for Likely Biden Appointees … Fire Fauci … Publish All Internal Deliberation About COVID Response Among Federal Agencies and Taskforces … Publish All Information About A COVID Vaccine … Release All Information about Supposed Investigations Of Planned Parenthood Trafficking In Human Body Parts … Prepare All Election Lawsuit Documents for Release ASAP … Accelerate the Wall and Prepare for the Caravans … Get American Soldiers Home by Christmas

Two Videos: Analysing and Exposing the US Election. QED – “Victor Davis Hanson speaks at length with former deputy prime minister John Anderson about the US election, fraud, misleading polls.” … “As the video is hosted by YouTube, those interested should watch now just in case the Google-owned platform adds the clip to the ever-growing list of things Big Tech doesn’t want you to see.” Definitely recommended.

The U.S. Presidential Election is NOT Over. Here’s Where Things Stand Right Now… Phoenix Capital Research – “Everyone needs to take a step back and understand how the actual election process occurs based on federal law, not media reporting.”

Status of High-Stakes Election Continues to Be Unclear. Michael Walsh – “we appear to be in uncharted waters. But as the elections of 1800, 1824, 1876, and 2000 have shown, we generally find a way to muddle through. Let the constitutional processes play out, and let’s see who takes the oath of office come January.”

Massive Election Corruption Documented In Michigan. John Hinderaker – “Yesterday GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel held a press conference and unveiled 131 affidavits and 2,800 incident reports documenting fraud and other irregularities in the election in Michigan. Reporters were unimpressed:”

Monster Hunter Nation has an update on his Red Flags post cited earlier. It is a good synopsis on the statistics problems. “I can’t say how this is going to go, but none of the ends from this point will be good. At best this marriage goes back to an abusive relationship with irreconcilable differences, and at worst it ends in a murder suicide.”

Top DoJ Voter Fraud Investigator Quits After AG William Barr Authorizes Probe. Tyler Durden – “Does it not seem odd that when asked to investigate voter fraud, the gentleman who is in charge of investigating voter fraud chooses to resign rather than do his f**king job? … Perhaps it was his alleged involvement in the Lois Lerner IRS targeting Tea Party groups debacle that triggered this resignation?”

More “Glitches” in Pennsylvania: Votes for Trump Drop IN THREE DIFFERENT COUNTIES SIMULTANEOUSLY — Almost As If It Was Coordinated. Jim Hoft – “At this point there is no way to know how many times this occurred or in how many states. … Only an audit of the votes in each state will reveal the abnormalities in the voter counts.”

A Trump Legacy That Needs To Last: He Withdrew Us From The Paris Climate Scam. I & I Editorial Board – “The timing of America’s withdrawal virtually coincided with a finding of science that showed just how hollow the agreement is.” But the issue is characterized by “Meaningless words, but a fine opportunity for virtue signaling.”

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This is a terrible, terrifyingly awful precedent to set.

The NeverTrump Never Again. Victor Davis Hanson. “Perhaps bad men can do a few good things, but they cannot do a lot of good things. And Trump did a lot more good for the country than had prior supposedly good presidents.”

From Hanging Chads To Ballot Creep, Democrats Are Perfecting Post-Election Heists. Bob Anderson – “As significant as the ‘hanging chads’ were in 2000, ballot creep has emerged as the determining issue in 2020. It’s a skill that Democrats perfected in past elections.” … “The lesson is clear: Democrats believe in finding votes, until they’re ahead. Then it’s game over.”

Of Course The Party Of Moral Authoritarianism Would Cheat On Elections. I & I Editorial Board – “When the counting, recounting, and lawsuits are done, they might well have succeeded. It’s simply in their nature to do whatever they believe is necessary to further their agenda.” … “The belief in one’s own moral superiority eventually erases the conscience.” … “too many of us still don’t recognize what we can also call moral narcissism when it’s right in front of us.”

America in 2020. Paul Mirengoff – [assuming a fait accompli] “In 2020, America elected a president who slithered his way up the greasy pole and a vice president who slept her way up.”

American Coup. Daniel Greenfield – “This was not just voter fraud out of Philly. It’s a coup by the oligarchy.” … “In classic Leninist fashion, its initial goal is to control the propaganda and the process.” … “The only Democrat rule is that it’s patriotic when they do it and treason when their opponents do. That’s not how ‘democrats think. It’s how dictators rule.”

“The plot against America can’t stop. Not when it’s gone this far. Vote fraud isn’t new in American elections. Not even in presidential elections. But it’s never been backed by this degree of coordination and propaganda by the media and Big Tech.

 

Censoring Donald Trump Is More “Dangerous To Democracy” Than Anything He Could Ever Say. Tyler Durden – “Oligarchs and social media giants are now claiming a monopoly on “the truth”, that should worry everyone”

“This isn’t about defending Donald Trump, or even agreeing that the election was rigged (although there is plenty of evidence to suspect as much). This is about a principle. Donald Trump is the elected head of state, and he is being denied a platform to address the people he represents by the faceless servants of corporate media oligarchs.

This is a terrible, terrifyingly awful precedent to set.

Report: Nevada is not on track to meet its 2050 climate target, but there are policy pathways to get there. Daniel Rothberg – policies don’t do well against markets. That is why socialism fails.

“In addition, the report emphasized the need for decarbonization that considers “inequality and inequity in program design,” stressing that many residents most affected by climate change are those who already bear a high energy burden, the percentage of income spent on energy and fuel.

Vindication of HCQ. Charles Rotter – “Because of the medication’s politicization, and the pernicious tendency for dissenting perspectives to be silenced during the pandemic, data supporting hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness have been almost inaudible. But a recent analysis pooling together results of randomized clinical trials testing hydroxychloroquine’s use in early COVID-19 infection should substantially raise the volume. ”

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Blacklists, revenge, and retaliation on the table

We are now at the point where half the country has voted against a man the House tried to impeach for a man who has those same behaviors documented. Impeach on unsupported accusation yet elect on documented and confessed? Equal justice under law? Half the country doesn’t seem to be bothered by this concept of inequality.

2020: This is Why Truth Matters. Tom McAllister – “The enemies of this Republic have chosen this to be the battleground. They’ve challenged the American will and commitment to truth.”

American Coup Victims Will Not Go Quietly. Marc Sheppard – “This was a Coup. It lacked, at least for the moment, the spilled blood often associated with a classic coup d’etat but make no mistake about it – this was a coup.” … “when we on the right observed one “irregularity” after another on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, what we needed were answers and transparency. What we got were evasions and coverups.”

“Keep in mind that we have endured over the past 4 years a seeming century’s worth of dishonesty, hoaxes, threats, wild conspiracy theories and widespread corruption from those on the left. Indeed, Liberals appear to have made sport of treating Donald Trump and his supporters much like a cat treats a litter-box. And we got the message: There is no limit to just how low they are willing to sink.

with potentially hundreds of thousands of tactically targeted fraudulent “mail-in” votes already included in the tally, and most not segregated thereby long past identifiable, what remedy can be offered the 70 million coup victims who know their votes for Trump have been effectively stolen?

The left is again showing that it can’t stand anyone who disagrees. Glenn H. Reynolds – “Moral superiority is an addictive drug, and perhaps the most unfortunate legacy of the Civil Rights era is that it got people on the left dependent on moral superiority for their self-esteem.” … “But once you become dependent on moral superiority, you need moral inferiors. Thus, every issue must become one of great moral urgency, in which the people who disagree with you are not simply wrong, but actually evil.” … “People can tolerate differences in wealth and power. Sanctimonious scolding is less tolerable. And treating half the nation as moral lepers is itself a moral failing.”

AOC and other Dems’ vows of vengeance on Trump supporters ensure a fanatical fight to the bitter end. Thomas Lifson – “Jennifer Rubin, who poses as a conservative op-ed writer for the Washington Post, wants a blacklist that would deny the opportunity to make a living to those who supported the incumbent Republican president:”

“Make no mistake that the left wing of the Democrat party is now revolutionary in intent, and completely untethered from constitutional conctraints. If and when they gain the upper hand in a Democrat administration, probably through extensive street violence, they would not hesitate to torture and murder their opponents, the way the victorious Castro revolutionaries, especially the bloodthirsty Che Guevara so idolized by American leftists, did.

Pretending moral superiority is an addictive drug.

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Red flag storm

the 2020 election: fuckery is afoot. Correia45 – “what is potentially fatal for America is half the populace believing that their elections are hopelessly rigged”

“Before I became a novelist I was an accountant. In auditing you look for red flags. That’s weird bits in the data that suggest something shifty is going on. You flag those weird things so you can delve into them further. One flag doesn’t necessarily mean there’s fraud. Weird things happen. A few flags mean stupidity or dishonesty. But a giant pile of red flags means that there’s bad shit going on and people should be in jail.

Except for in politics, where apparently all you have to do to dismiss a bunch of red flag is be a democrat and mumble something about “fascist voter suppression” then you can do all sorts of blatant crime and get off.

And the flags just keep coming in. This is going to be way worse than Florida in 2000.

See the list. It is a good summary of what is going on and the real worry about what the Left is doing to culture and society.

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Something smells

Compare and contrast the campaign rallies to the vote. And wonder. Look at the down ballot results compared to the top of the ticket. And wonder. Look at the mysterious ballot collections that showed up a day late with unanimous votes. And wonder. Compare turnout to registrations. And wonder. Consider what people seem to be voting for without learning from history. And wonder.

Marxism In Africa: Why So Many African Economies Failed After Independence. Eric Coffie – “Like Nkrumah, many other African leaders—namely Julius Nyere of Tanzania, Modibo Keita of Mali, Léopold Senghor of Senegal, and Sékou Touré of Guinea, among others—also took the socialist path in the struggle for African independence. This resulted in the rise of despots and a series of military coups d’état in most African countries and had a devastating effect on the social and economic life of Africa. ”

“The brutal rejection of capitalism in favor of socialism by African politicians at independence was largely due to a deep-seated misconception that equates capitalism to colonialism. In fact, according to Lenin, capitalism was the extension of colonialism and imperialism. For this reason, African leaders at the time of independence didn’t want anything to do with capitalism.

Insanity is said to be the inability to correlate causes and effects. Wherever Marxism/socialism has been practiced, it has meant slavery and death for the majority. It’s no surprise that Marxism failed in Africa just as it has done in many other nations. Throughout history, there has been a lot of evidence showing that capitalism works and socialism is a failure.

Stealing Pennsylvania. Lynne Lechter – “Regardless of the outcome, Pennsylvania Democrat Governor Tom Wolf, the Pennsylvania state courts and the Democrat State Party have pulled every dirty trick in the books. … They have changed the rules mid-game, using COVID scare as a cover, but their chicanery is so overt, the curtain has been pulled back on their thug tactics.”

Massive Voter Fraud In Wisconsin? [Updated]. John Hinderaker – “one of two things is true. The first is that Wisconsin experienced a voter turnout that neither it nor any other state has ever come close to in the modern era, on behalf of the worst candidate nominated in the modern era. The second is that the Democrats used voter fraud on a massive scale to stake a claim to Wisconsin’s electoral votes.”

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Good election for ‘recreational’ drugs

Americans Won, Pollsters Lost. Daniel Greenfield – “The media’s lies shatter against the courage of a nation.”

Every Democrat disaster, like the disasters in the Soviet Union, began with an ideology putting its utopian theories over the blunt realities of human nature. And the polls created a hall of mirrors, an echo chamber, in which everything that the Democrat elites believed was true.

The Polls Lied, the Election Theft Begins Now. Ibid – “The endgame was always going to come down to a wave of ballots that would appear out of nowhere in just the right number.” … “The ultimate question on the ballot was whether the American people would allow themselves to be lied to.”

Election night reveals three disturbing facts. Dex Bahr – “Election night revealed a few disturbing items that should trouble freedom-loving Americans. … First that the race is even this tight speaks to disturbing number of Americans who are woefully uninformed. Second, Fox News has gone over to the dark side, or, rather, the left. And third, the level of coordination to make this race close is stunning.”

via Instapundit – John Ellis in the WSJ: Woke Universities Lead America to a Primitive State: Higher education now stands for mob rule, civic ignorance and contempt for truth and free inquiry.

Nevada too close to call and no more data expected until Thursday. Marijuana use has several more states and Oregon has gone whole hog on street drugs. Most of the Nevada propositions to limit freedom and restrict liberty have passed.

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The barbarians are at the gate.

Check the vote? See People’s Pundit Daily.

A Sensible and Compassionate Anti-COVID Strategy. Jay Bhattacharya – “we need to distinguish COVID cases from COVID infections. A lot of fear and confusion has resulted from failing to understand the difference.”

Dear John Piper: No, Arrogance Is Not As Deadly As Murder. Robert Gagnon – “Piper says he will oppose both ‘death by arrogance’ and ‘death by abortion.’ What he fails to distinguish, however, is that one is a metaphor, and one is literal.” Piper’s moral preening is an arrogance that stimulated dissonance in many who had respected his intellectual prowess. “Apparently, Piper is only a purist on moral perfection about Trump and no other American leader.” … “It is time for evangelical Never Trumpers to wake up. The barbarians are at the gate.”

Donald Trump, Counterrevolutionary. Victor Davis Hanson – “Against all the money and clout of America’s revolutionary forces, the counterrevolutionary Trump had only one asset, the proverbial people.” … “Nothing in history is more dangerous than the underemployed wannabe intellectual or college graduate, whose cultivated sense of superiority is not matched by his income or standard of living, but who blames “them” for his own self-inflicted miseries and unappreciated genius.” … “Against all that money and clout, the counterrevolutionary Trump had only one asset, the proverbial people.”

How Trump Survives a Coup. Edward N. Luttwak – “everything has changed. Each one of the crash-barriers and backstops of the American political system has been undone. … yes, the American political system too does have a breaking point—and yes, the armed forces could be left as its residual legatee.”https://www.peoplespunditdaily.com/

After Texas car stunt, Biden crybabies call in the FBI. Monica Showalter – “Harm’s way? Maybe if their driver didn’t attempt to cross a lane into an unwilling car’s path.” … “Crybabies, anti-cop hypocrites, and calculating political opportunists for sure. But there’s one other thing worth noting: Notice that the Biden team’s first response to any political challenge is to … call the federal police.”

Antifa gearing up for false flag violence disguised as Trump-supporters. Thomas Lifson – “A source that has always been reliable was able to photograph an Antifa flyer:” … “What makes all of this particularly chilling is that progressives already are absurdly claiming that the threat of violence comes from our side.” … “Other media players, such Vox and the New York Times, warn of both sides, a disguise of balance but ridiculously unrealistic”

Seeing Past The Narratives – Two Election Points to Remember… sundance – “There is a great deal of manipulation and falsehood in media presentation of the 2020 election. These lies and false constructs generate a great deal of anxiety.”

‘Truth’ Over Facts. The Z Man – “the journalist showed up with a prepared narrative and then went around looking for people, events, and images to fill in the details. The facts were mere ornaments to decorate the story, not the point of the story.” … “Now that the election is upon us, the narratives are flying fast and furious.” … “While it is certainly fun to mock this stuff, the salient point here is that the people in charge believe the narratives they create.” … “Can a society carry on when it is ruled by giant toddlers obsessed with fantasy stories, rather than adults doing the hard work of governing a people?”

Trump establishes 1776 Commission. Paul Mirengoff – “President Trump signed an “Executive Order Establishing the President’s Advisory 1776 Commission.” The order marks an important step in Trump’s efforts to foster patriotic education.” … “President Trump’s order doesn’t entail imposing his vision of patriotic education on the nation. Instead, he calls on local communities to reassert control over the curriculum. Isn’t it great to have a president who views America with pride, who is willing, unabashedly, to defend our founding, and who will contest the views of radicals seeking to enlist an all-too-complicit education establishment in tearing America down?”

Here’s Why Judge Sullivan Must Disqualify Himself From Michael Flynn’s Case. Leslie McAdoo Gordon – “Sullivan’s apparent animus toward Flynn’s attorney and his fixation on Flynn being punished demonstrate bias in this case — sufficient to require his disqualification.”

Only Science-Deniers Believe In A National Mask Mandate. Jay W. Richards, Douglas Axe and William Briggs – “There’s little scientific evidence that the various face coverings we call ‘masks’ do much, if anything, to stop the spread of COVID-19.” … “Scientists have long tested the value of masks for the general public. The results are not, on the whole, in favor of masks for general use because there are just too many trade-offs and exceptions.”

Anti-Science? Don Boudreaux – “Here’s a letter to a young woman who accuses me (and other lockdown opponents) of being “anti-science” … “I cannot agree with, as you approvingly describe it, “his demand that science determine the policy.”

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Do you do uncertainty?

Yes, Media Are Rigging The Election Against Half The Country. Here’s How. Mollie Hemingway – “Will all this be enough for mass media to win the day? People will find out next week.” … “Once again, regardless of the outcome next week, Big Media is actively at war with half of the American people and are desperately working to rig an election against them. Here are just five ways they’re doing that.” … “ the half of the country that the media are rigging the game against can’t be happy about what they’ve seen this year. And nobody who cares about a free and functioning country should tolerate what they’ve done.”

Washington Post: Conservative Opinions Bigger Threat Than Russian Disinformation. Daniel Greenfield – “The invention of “disinformation” as a political crime and call for censorship has matured enough that the media can stop pretending it’s about the Russians. … The only way we can protect political debate is by suppressing it.”

Rod Dreher’s ‘Live Not By Lies’ Warns Of The New Totalitarianism. Cheryl Magness – “In his latest book, Dreher warns of the consequences of living in a post-Christian America and urges readers to suffer, if necessary, for the sake of upholding the truth.” … “This pervasive censorship of thought and opinion should deeply concern citizens of a supposedly free country.”

“There is good, practical advice here: cherish truth, but choose your battles; do your part to preserve cultural memory; don’t let the world rear your children for you; network with those who share your values; and make the family unit a starting point for accomplishing all these things. The Benedict Option has often been criticized as a call for Christians to withdraw into a monastic existence that shuns engagement with the world; I never saw that, and I don’t see it in Live Not By Lies, either. The message here is not to run away and hide but to stand up, and, if necessary, suffer for the sake of the truth.

How do people who seek to live in truth make good choices in a world that runs on lies? If that’s a question you care about, this book is worth your time.

Is America Going To Let The Party Of Riots, Re-education Camps, Coups, Intolerance And Segregation Win The White House Tuesday? I & I Editorial Board – “America can pick the soft tyranny, guaranteed to grow harder, of the Democrats, or stand athwart history, to borrow a phrase from William F. Buckley, and yell stop.”

The Next Populist Revolt. Matthew Continetti – “When officials tell businesses to close, they not only deny individuals who can’t work from home the opportunity to earn a living. They also impose social costs that much of the public is increasingly unwilling to bear.”

The Real Netanyahu (and Trump) Dilemma. Caroline Glick – “What is it about the Abraham Accords that makes the foreign policy “experts” so upset? … Three aspects of the deals really get their goat.” … “The real dilemma embittering the lives of the foreign policy elites is not whether to give the Nobel Peace Prize to men they hate. It is how to react to the peace these men have achieved.”

Roger Revelle – the backstory of the father of Atmospheric CO2 monitoring. Andy May – “To a scientist, like Roger Revelle, the uncertainty was obvious. Politicians, like Al Gore and most of the news media do not do uncertainty, everything must be black and white and false dichotomies are how they think” – Revelle is one of the old school post WW II earth science pioneers. The topic here is history and the clash between science and politics.

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political tool and talisman

Here’s another dose. Graphs are so sciency but will they penetrate the fog? These 12 Graphs Show Mask Mandates Do Nothing To Stop COVID. Yinon Weiss – “No matter how strictly mask laws are enforced nor the level of mask compliance the population follows, cases all fall and rise around the same time.” … “the damage created by the panic was too great to undo.” … “The mask dogma had many cracks in it from the start.” These graphs compare countries and states with cases versus time marking when mask edicts were issued so you can see the effect of the edict.

“In the end, it will be the loss of credibility in our scientific institutions, and the unnecessary division they have sowed among us, for which masks will be remembered.

Do Masks Work? John Hinderaker – “With regard to COVID, we are awash in unreliable or even intentionally misleading empirical claims. A neurosurgeon from D.C. who understands statistics analyzes a popular claim that is being made on behalf of mask mandates.” … “People need to understand what is going on here!”

Five Reasons the Diet Soda Myth Won’t Die. Tiffany Doherty – “There’s a decent chance you’ll be reading about diet soda studies until the day you die. (The odds are exceedingly good it won’t be the soda that kills you.)” There is a pattern in this.

“Moreover, too many reports still focus only on the relative risk and not on the absolute risk. If a risk increases by 10 percent, for example, that sounds bad. But if the baseline risk is 0.1 percent, that 10 percent increase winds up moving the baseline to only 0.11 percent.

It would probably be a public service if we stopped repeating a lot of this research — and stopped reporting on it breathlessly. If that’s impossible, the best people can do is stop paying so much attention.

Theologian John Piper’s Case Against Trump Is Intellectually And Morally Bankrupt. Kylee Zempel – “Piper’s argument boils down to this: It’s crazy for Christians to think Trump’s sins are less serious than Biden’s policies. Here’s why he’s wrong.” … “Piper’s framing is at best problematic and at worst intellectually dishonest, for he doesn’t make an appropriate comparison.”

“Piper’s value judgment comes at the disposal of Trump’s policy victories, many of which are advantageous to those pursuing godliness, and at the oversight of Biden’s demonstrably depraved character.

Perhaps Piper compares Trump’s character with Biden’s policies because his analysis is based on typical media characterizations rather than the men’s actual merits.

what is truly baffling, to use Piper’s word, is that a Christian could, with intellectual honesty, say that Biden’s character is better.

Eternity is more important than Election Day, but it is wrong to assume that Christians who would maintain a zeal for the preservation of the freest country on Earth would do so at the expense of eternal joys. It is likewise wrong to assume that the two cannot go hand in hand, for to save America and her benefits is to perpetuate a cultural climate in which the gospel can go forth freely, family structures are prized, children learn truth, and life is valued.

Is America Going To Let The Party Of Riots, Re-education Camps, Coups, Intolerance And Segregation Win The White House Tuesday? I & I Editorial Board – “ Today’s Democrats are defined by policy choices and actions that are not consistent with liberty and independence. They are the party of:” and here’s a list.

and again:

to save America and her benefits is to perpetuate a cultural climate in which the gospel can go forth freely, family structures are prized, children learn truth, and life is valued.

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Past is prologue – and some are getting worried.

5 More COVID Charts Democrats — And The Press — Don’t Want You To See. I & I Editorial Board – “where is all the outrage about Europe’s failure to contain this disease? Or credit to the U.S. for having a better handle on it than Europe? Where are the stories recognizing that this disease travels how it travels, and that there is little any government agency can do about it?” … “Never mind that studies are piling up that show lockdowns have been ineffective.” … “What about the lack of a national mask mandate?” … “Democrats and the press also are unwilling to make it clear to the public that the risk of death from coronavirus remains almost entirely concentrated among the sick and elderly.”

Coronavirus in one state (119). Scott Johnson – “Other elements of the same old thing persist. The median age of decedents remains 83. Ninety-four percent of decedents suffered with one of seven significant underlying conditions. Only two percent of decedents died without such a condition. And yet these crucial facts are left unstated and those most at risk left without a warning to look out for themselves.” … “the authorities appear to be coordinating their message with the Biden campaign. Where Biden speaks of a dark winter ahead, the MDH authorities speak of a winter storm.” And there is worry about a Rochester Trump rally despite no evidence that these rallies are ‘superspreaders’.

Sisolak condemns coronavirus ‘lies’ Las Vegas Review Journal. This is called denial. Who you gonna’ believe? The Nevada Governor or your lyin’ eyes?

Scientists Against the COVID Internment. Jack Kerwick – “Liberty and compassion vs. slavery and cruelty.” Topic: The Great Barrington Declaration.

US GDP Soars By A Record 33.1% In Q3, Smashing Expectations but the market is confused.

The New York Times’ Anonymous Senior Official Was a Nobody. Daniel Greenfield – NYT providing news both fake and manufactured. “And, oh yes, Taylor, who’s being presented as a Republican, who recorded a video for Biden claiming to be a Republican, is an Obama donor.”

An Election Between Love and Hate. Daniel Greenfield – “Why are President Trump’s rallies packed while Biden’s rallies are deserted?” … “ This election isn’t just about the candidates. It’s about us.”

Science Nazis Demand Obedience To Their Political Agenda. Michael Cutler – “We’ve seen this before.” … “Whether the issue is “Climate Change” or ways of dealing with COVID-19 the Radical Left ridicules anyone who would dare to question their positions on critical issues. They accuse those who question them or their claims of not believing in science.”

We Soon Learn Whether Most Americans Are Any Different From the Masses Who Fell in Line With Hitler and Stalin. Dov Fischer – “Is this the election when we throw 244 years of freedom away?” … “Now it is our turn in history to see what the great, vaunted “American people” do after four years of Pravda, Izvestia, and Der Stürmer–quality journalism. Fake news. Hidden news. Lies.”

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Rule or Govern: that is the question before the voters.

The DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Yale Is How To Win The Culture War. Sumantra Maitra – “For the first time in decades, the diversity bureaucrats dividing the country on the basis of race, class, and sex are worried about losing federal funding and being sued.” … “In a Bengali poem, one verse roughly translates to “the maddening rage of a caged impotent.” It fits the left’s reaction to the Trump administration’s executive order banning critical race training in federal departments and lawsuit against Yale University for discrimination against white and Asian applicants.”

How To Stop Schools From Replacing True Virtue With Leftist Virtue Signaling. Louis Markos – “After purging public schools of Judeo-Christian virtues, the left replaced them with five pseudo-virtues: tolerance, inclusivism, egalitarianism, multiculturalism, and environmentalism.”

“Had our secular schools really jettisoned virtue altogether, then their students would have noticed the absence and awakened from their moral stupor. We are, after all, creatures made in the image of a holy God who is himself the standard of virtue and who is the author of our desire to reach for that standard. Yes, we are fallen now and depraved, but that desire, that innate yearning to enact the virtuous behavior for which we were created, persists.

The best and most effective way to get rid of weeds is to grow and nurture very healthy grass. If the grass is healthy and strong, the weeds will not take root.

It is the same with virtue. The best way to expose the smallness, meanness, and ultimate ineffectiveness of the pseudo-virtues is to build up in young people a passionate love for the real virtues. Let them come to know, experience, and love transcendent, time-tested, traditional virtues, and the pseudo-virtues will lose their charm and appeal.

Big Tech Censorship Is Driving These Moms To Trump. Katy Faust – “One mom shared that, six months ago, she saw herself as a ‘solid centrist.’ But ‘there’s no middle anymore.’ She is very concerned about the ‘loss of objectivity’ fueled by a biased media.” … “The Big Tech overlords believe it’s their job to determine what you see and as a result, how you should vote. But contrary to what Twitter may think, Jack doesn’t know best. Mother does.”

Media Titans Are Misleading The Public About The Biden Scandal. James D. Agresti – “Twitter’s brazen falsehood only scratches the surface of media misinformation about this matter. In addition to spreading outright fictions, media outlets are failing to present key verified facts that are necessary to see the big picture. These facts — which are documented in the following bullet points — build upon each other and implicate Joe Biden in a web of corruption that involves bribery, extortion, and obstruction of justice:”

Biden Looked Normal At The Debates, So Why Does He Appear Senile At Most Other Times? I & I Editorial Board – “The media also tried to cover for him. They responded like a toddler making up things after he was caught painting the family dog or stealing brownies. … The attempt to spin Biden out of trouble is pathetic.” … “America deserves better than a president who is likely to soon become incapacitated, leaving the White House in the hands of progressives who would rule rather than govern under constitutional restraints.”

“You Better Apologize For That!”: Rudy Giuliani Goes Nuclear On Fox Host After Christopher Steele Comparison. Tyler Durden – There’s all kinds of malfeasance or incompetence in the media. Here is another blatant example.

Is the Orchard Really Sentient and Is the Sky Really Filled with Flying Monkeys? Don Boudreaux – “Recently I came upon – I forget where and in what context – a reference to the talking trees and  flying monkeys in The Wizard of Oz. … The world to me today – or, rather, my sense of it – is usefully explained with reference to those scary scenes.”

Trumpism: Then, Now—and in the Future? Victor Davis Hanson – “Like it or not, Trump hit on a great truth that no country can write off its vast industrial interior, destroy its borders, or prefer managed decline over renewal, and meanwhile call itself moral.”

The Landslide America Will Be Glad to Have. Al Perrotta – “An election prediction: Something has broken over the nation in the past couple weeks. And that’s a good thing.”

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Legacies Of Confusion And Division

The sad thing is that this is even a question due to baseless allegations by candidates such as Harris. 5 Reasons Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Is Entirely Legitimate. Tyler O’Neil – “Democrats have argued that the process was illegitimate, either because it took place during a global pandemic or because it took place as Election Day drew near or because the Senate refused to consider President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, in 2016.” Precedent and rules matter and they were followed.

Paul Mirengoff asks (and answers) “Why is it, though, that these days Supreme Court nominees likely can’t get the votes needed for confirmation if the opposing party controls the Senate? The answer has lots to do with the efforts of Chuck Schumer. Jonathan Adler provides the history.” Mirengoff also dips his toe into the ‘both sides do it’ fallacy to make it clear how shallow he is.

The Hunter Biden Scandal Has Exposed The Corporate Press’s Corruption And Condescension. John Daniel Davidson – “Major U.S. media outlets are living in an alternate fantasy world in which the Biden scandal is a ‘miasma’ meant to confuse and mislead gullible Americans.” … “suppression and distraction can only go so far, even when big media and big tech join forces.”

“But what the facts eventually reveal is perhaps less consequential than what the media and big tech have already revealed by their reaction to the facts: they don’t care much for them, especially if they’re the wrong kind of facts from the wrong kind of people—the sort of people, dear read5 Reasons Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Is Entirely Legitimate

 

During Trump’s 60 Minutes sit-down, Lesley Stahl humiliated herself. Patricia McCarthy – “Stahl’s interview was not an interview, it was an ambush. She did not count on him pushing back; that is how dense she is.” … “Are the NeverTrumpers, those who hate the man so much that they’ve lost the ability to reason, willing to sacrifice America to a communist-controlled candidate in order to defeat the President? It seems they are.”

Pope Francis Risks Leaving A Legacy Of Confusion And Division. Carina Benton – “The pope’s series of doctrinally dubious statements, along with his questionable politics, have left faithful Catholics somewhere between scratching their heads and banging their heads against a wall.”

President Trump Opens the Valve to Drain the Swamp With a New Executive Order. Stacey Lennox – “The need to reduce protections within the civil service became apparent when training based on critical race theory was banned from the federal government. Within two weeks of the order, whistleblowers started to report that their scheduled critical race training would proceed—in direct violation of the order.” … “In essence, these employees are defying the will of the electorate, no matter who the chief executive is.”

The Shocking Bias and Incompetence of Our Public Schools. John Hinderaker – “What our public schools are telling our kids about the election is identical to the propaganda being put out by the Biden campaign.”

Noticed COVID Isn’t Quite So Deadly of Late? Peter O’Brien – “The current, typically unbalanced reporting is, or appears to be, designed to keep populations, and therefore governments, in a state of dread which can only result in the continued adoption of draconian, economy-destroying lockdowns, such as currently in effect in Wales.”

Follow the Science! 1.2 Million COVID deaths edition. Mark Jeftovic – “As one of my all-time favourite economists, Thomas Sowell, would say…. “Oh dear, where to begin?”

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