17 thoughts on “News/Politics 10-22-21

  1. Sadly ironic that an anti-gun celebrity would be playing with fake guns and kill someone.

    “Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman”


    “Authorities are investigating after confirming that a prop firearm discharged by actor Alec Baldwin, while producing and starring in a Western movie, killed the cinematographer and wounded the director.

    Santa Fe County Sheriff’s officials said Halyna Hutchins, cinematographer on the movie “Rust,” and director Joel Souza were shot Thursday on the rustic film set in the desert on the southern outskirts of Santa Fe.

    Hutchins, 42, was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel, the sheriff’s department said.

    Souza, 48, was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries.

    Production was halted on the film.

    A spokesperson for Baldwin said there was an accident on the set involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks, though a charge without a metal projectile is unlikely to kill at a moderate distance.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reported the 63-year-old Baldwin was seen Thursday outside the sheriff’s office in tears, but attempts to get comment from him were unsuccessful.

    The International Cinematographers Guild confirmed that the woman fatally shot was Hutchins, a cinematographer.”


  2. They fear the truth.






  3. These people and their entrapment farce are laughable. This was an FBI operation from the start.

    “Rep. Thomas Massie Plays Video of Ray Epps Who TGP Reported on Back in June – AG Garland Will Not Say if He Was Working for the Feds on Jan. 6th”


    “On the eve of the January 6th protests, a middle-aged man in a MAGA hat showed up, defended Antifa and told the crowd they needed to “go into the Capitol” on Jan. 6.

    This was the night before the Trump rally of a million patriots. This was the day before VP Mike Pence stabbed President Trump in the back and approved the fraudulent 2020 election results.

    The man made the comments while standing next to Jayden X, or John Sullivan – a known Antifa provocateur and organizer.

    This man in a MAGA hat defends Antifa and Black Lives Matter, “Tomorrow… we need to go INTO THE CAPITOL!”

    And then on January 6th the man was directing Trump supporters to storm the US Capitol.

    On Thursday Rep. Thomas Massie played the video at the House Judiciary Committee hearing and asked AG Merrick Garland if this man was an FBI informant.”

    “Massie demanded answers from AG Garland on the FBI informants inside the Jan. 5th and 6th protests.

    Garland refused to answer if the man was working for the feds.”


  4. Well why the hell not?



  5. Awwww…..

    Looks like Dems have caught on to the grifters at the Lincoln Project. 🙂



  6. Well I’m shocked…. 🙄

    “California’s unionized ports are part of the country’s supply chain problem”


    “As supply chain issues continue to make news, there has been a lot of focus on the lack of sufficient truck drivers as one reason for the so-called “everything shortage.” The American Trucking Associations says they were short about 60,000 truckers before the pandemic and that shortage has grown to 80,000 over the past 18 months. And that means a lot of cargo that can’t get where it’s going.

    This comes at a time when US ports are backlogged — primarily because there are few trucks and drivers to pick up cargo — creating a supply chain slowdown. President Biden directed the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to move to 24/7 operations. However, the ports can’t yet work round the clock because importers don’t have enough drivers to move their cargo at all hours.

    Will Biden’s order to keep those two major ports open 24/7 make a difference? The Washington Post reported last week there’s doubt it’s going to accomplish much at all:

    Only one of the Long Beach port’s six container terminals works 24 hours a day, and it does so only Monday through Thursday, according to Noel Hacegaba, the port’s deputy executive director of administration and operations.

    Biden said the L.A. port, which is adjacent to the Long Beach facility, would be open for 60 additional hours each week. But Phillip Sanfield, a port spokesman, said he could not say how many L.A. terminals will now begin operating around-the-clock. And Gene Seroka, executive director of the L.A. port, said on Twitter that “operational details are being discussed and worked out with the supply chain stakeholders.”

    Some industry executives described the administration’s latest initiative, which the White House billed as “nearly doubling” the port’s cargo-handling hours, as incomplete. Matt Schrap, chief executive of the Harbor Trucking Association, whose members service the ports, said the measure will make a “big difference” only if terminals abandon requirements for truckers to return a specific type of empty shipping container before collecting a full one.

    And Craig Grossgart, senior vice president for global ocean at SEKO Logistics, said: “It will accomplish zero. It’s just window dressing.”

    While the lack of truck drivers is getting most of the attention, the Washington Examiner published a story last week in which the truck drivers who are picking up cargo at the ports blamed the longshoremen, i.e. the union workers to move containers off ships and onto trucks. Crane operators at these ports can make $250,000 per year but drivers say they’ve been working at a glacial pace and punishing anyone who complains.

    “In 15 years of doing this job, I’ve never seen them work slower,” said Antonio, who has spent hours waiting at Los Angeles County ports for cargo to be loaded. “The crane operators take their time, like three to four hours to get just one container. You can’t say anything to them, or they will just go [help] someone else.”…

    “They’ll go get the police and kick you out and tell you to leave,” said trucker Chris. “Then, you get banned from coming back in there.”

    Or sometimes, the crane operator will mete out punishment by skipping the trucker and working on someone else, exacerbating the wait…

    Truckers unlucky enough to be waiting around lunchtime will watch as the entire crane crew stops work, instead of staggering their hours.

    “They leave for two hours, and you are stuck with no one there,” trucker Brian said.

    Obviously if you can’t increase the number of drivers available to haul away cargo containers, the other option is to decrease the cycle time. Instead of having drivers sit idle while union members take a 2-hour lunch break, you could organize things such that the same number of drivers are able to make more runs per day. But it sounds like that’s not on the agenda of the union workforce. Instead they use their positions to punish anyone who complains by making sure they wait longer or get kicked out entirely.”


  7. Good.

    But Biden and Garland will squash it quick if they get too close to the truth.

    “Confirmed: John Durham’s Investigation Is Much Farther Reaching Than Originally Thought”


    “After years of silence, we finally started to get news regarding John Durham’s probe into the Trump-Russia investigation. As RedState reported, Michael Sussmann, one of the shadowy lawyers at the center of the false Alfa Bank story targeting the Donald Trump campaign, was indicted.

    Then something happened last week that raised eyebrows. The FBI raided the residence of Oleg Deripaska. While the left tried to spin it as another move against Paul Manafort, others suspected it had something to do with the Durham investigation.

    That theory was bolstered today after it was revealed that the scope of Durham’s investigation is reaching much farther than originally thought.”

    “Durham is definitely making moves if he’s going after Fusion GPS and the DNC along with the individuals he’s targeting. I certainly didn’t expect that given how quiet things have been for so long. I think most had assumed he was getting ready to wrap things up. In fact, there was a report that stated that some months ago. Yet, he’s burst onto the scene with a big indictment and is apparently not done yet.

    Could he be getting to the bottom of the DNC “hack,” which has always seemed more likely to be a leak based on the evidence we have? Will Fusion GPS operative Glenn Simpson get caught up in all this? We can hope as it would point to some semblance of justice being administered.

    What we do know is that numerous Democrat-backed groups and figures spread false allegations during the 2016 election in order to try to destroy Donald Trump. Those people need to pay a price if we are to ever rid our system of such corruption and interference.

    Another piece of news involves Durham’s budget, which AG Merrick Garland all but confirmed has been extended. In other words, he’s not closing up shop anytime soon.”


  8. The Purge continues….



  9. Fauci lied, millions died, and the US has blood on it’s hands too, because Fauci was complicit with the Chinese from the start.

    Where’s idiot Garland with the perjury charges?

    Oh that’s right, he’s busy harassing parents for not wanting their kids indoctrinated with BS.

    “NIH admits Fauci lied about funding Wuhan gain-of-function experiments”


    “A full two years after Wuhan hosted the 2019 Military World Games, determined by House Foreign Affairs Republicans to be one of the planet’s first superspreader events of the novel coronavirus pandemic, a top official at the National Institutes of Health has conceded that contrary to the repeated assertions of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the NIH did indeed fund highly dangerous gain-of-function research on bat-borne coronaviruses in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

    In a letter to Kentucky Republican James Comer, the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, Lawrence A. Tabak of the NIH admitted that “out of an abundance of caution,” and, of course, after two years of external outrage over the possibility of the lab leak hypothesis, the nation’s top medical research agency conducted an additional review of how the funds authorized by Fauci and friends were used by EcoHealth Alliance, the New York City-based nonprofit organization headed by frequent WIV collaborator Peter Daszak.

    The bulk of Tabak’s letter is spent on covering the potential culpability of the NIH, claiming some sort of false equivalence between the possible mutation time of the WIV-controlled RaTG13 to become SARS-Cov-2 to that of chimpanzees into contemporary human beings. But the admission is no less gratifying.

    Per the letter, EcoHealth did indeed “fail to report” findings required by the terms of the NIH grant, and even more crucially, the biohacking of viruses obtained by EcoHealth, which fall under the obvious definition of gain-of-function experiments, was conducted at the WIV. Tabak ultimately says that the organization headed by Daszak, who spearheaded the silencing of scientists considering whether the novel coronavirus originated from a lab like the WIV, has just five days to respond to the infraction.

    Compare the NIH’s apparent concession to Fauci’s pearl-clutching outrage over the sheer notion that his department carved out exceptions from the Obama-era ban of gain-of-function research to fund the likes of EcoHealth. Not even a year ago, tried and true virologists like Robert Redfield, President Donald Trump’s head of the CDC, were smeared as Sinophobic bigots for entertaining the lab leak hypothesis, let alone the notion that Fauci and his friends funded the virus’s creation.”


    I’m waiting for my apologies too. And it was good Christian folk who said I was a crazy conspiracy nut, so I know they’ll do the right thing…..

    Yep. Any day now…… 🙄😒


  10. Calling out the BS.



  11. Interestingly, leftist sites blame the fact truckers aren’t paid for the time they wait for a load at port. They’re only paid once they receive a load to drive not for the time they have to wait, hence, truckers take their skills elsewhere where the pay is better.

    The irony of AG Garland upsetting Republicans supporters whereas he could have a more limiting role as a minority voice on the Supreme Court is amusing. If only McConnell only confirmed him instead of blocking the nomination.


  12. That was noted above Kizzie.

    “The Santa Fe New Mexican reported the 63-year-old Baldwin was seen Thursday outside the sheriff’s office in tears, but attempts to get comment from him were unsuccessful.”

    Why they would even ask for his comment at that point is beyond me.

    But you know, vultures circle when there’s a body, so it’s what we’ve come to expect.


  13. Here’s an update:

    “An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, the Associated Press reports, citing court records released Friday.

    “Cold gun,” the assistant director announced, according to a search warrant filed in a Santa Fe court.

    Instead, the gun was loaded with live rounds, and when Baldwin pulled the trigger Thursday on the set of a Western, he killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Director Joel Souza, who was standing behind her, was wounded, the records said. . . .

    According to the records, the gun was one of three that the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez, had set on a cart outside the wooden structure where a scene was being acted. Assistant director Dave Halls grabbed the gun from the cart and brought it inside to Baldwin, unaware that it was loaded with live rounds, a detective wrote in the search warrant application.”



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