18 thoughts on “News/Politics 11-18-21

  1. Thank Trump ungrateful R voters….

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  2. Any minute now, I’m sure…..

    “When Will the New York Times and the Washington Post Return Their 2018 Pulitzers?”

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/when-will-the-new-york-times-and-the-washington-post-return-their-2018-pulitzers_4108286.html?utm_source=partner

    “To anyone paying the slightest attention to the indictments so far resulting from John Durham’s investigation, the still-posted announcement of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize awards in national reporting to the staffs of the New York Times and the Washington Post now reads like an entry from the Babylon Bee:

    “For deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration.”

    At the link the Pulitzer Committee lists some of the “deeply sourced, relentlessly reported” (well, it might have been the latter) articles they had in mind. Some of the more amusing and Bee-like in retrospect are “Emails Disclose Trump Son’s Glee At Russian Offer” (New York Times) and “Trump reveals secret intelligence to Russians” (Washington Post).

    More ominous, less funny, and more than slightly disreputable, considering what we know now, is “White House received warning about Flynn” (Washington Post).

    At the link, you can read the list of reporters who received the prize as well as the “distinguished journalists” who made the award, so I will skip over that, except to say the frequent unabashed appearances of many of these reporters on Twitter are one of the reasons I left that site some time ago. It nauseated me to see them on there, pontificating. There’s only so much self-deception you can tolerate.

    Consequently, the question that most interests me is to what degree these people knew they were lying at the time? Were they merely victims of extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome? Did they believe the ends, in this instance, justify the means? They allowed themselves to be conduits for lies. Did they ask serious questions? “Informants, almost always anonymous,” were telling them things. (Collecting those anonymous informants has been the stock and trade of establishment journalists since Watergate.)

    The most obvious conclusion is they wanted to believe the lies they were hearing, so they did not question them. To be blunt, they were lousy reporters and remain so because. most of them, all to my knowledge on the linked list, have not publicly acknowledged their faults.

    One way, perhaps the best way, would be to return their Pulitzers. They have not done so. Are we supposed to believe anything else they say?”

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  3. Besides, with investigative journalism like this, you’re sure to get another one soon……

    Or not…… probably not….

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  4. I love the smell of desperation in the morning…..

    They need someone to blame…

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  5. Despite the evidence and testimony, the media just keeps lying…

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  6. And speaking of people who lie for a living…..

    “Adam Schiff, Steele dossier and the death of shame in American politics

    Schiff’s ‘Meet the Press’ interview may be final proof of the death of shame in American politics”

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/adam-schiff-steele-dossier-death-shame-jonathan-turley

    “The famous philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal once declared that “the only shame is to have none.” The problem with shame is it assumes a sense of guilt over one’s actions. In the age of rage, there appear fewer and fewer actions that are beyond the pale for politics.

    Take Adam Schiff and the Steele dossier. While even the Washington Post has admitted that it got the Russian collusion story wrong in light of the findings of Special Counsel John Durham, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is still insisting that he was absolutely right to promote the discredited Steele dossier.

    Schiff’s interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” may be the final proof of the death of shame in American politics.

    Schiff was one of the greatest promoters of the Steele dossier despite access to briefings casting doubt about Steele and the underlying claims. However, Schiff recently has attempted to defend himself by claiming that Steele was a respected former spy and that he was lied to by a Russian source.

    Schiff told host Chuck Todd:

    “I don’t regret saying that we should investigate claims of someone who, frankly, was a well-respected British intelligence officer. And we couldn’t have known, of course, years ago that we would learn years later that someone who is a primary source lied to him. [Igor] Danchenko lied to Christopher Steele and then lied to the FBI. He should be prosecuted. He is being prosecuted. And I’ll tell you this, if he’s convicted, he should not be pardoned the way Donald Trump pardoned people who lied to FBI agents, like Roger Stone and Mike Flynn. There ought to be the same standard in terms of prosecuting the liars. But I don’t think there ought to be any pardon, no matter which way the lies cut.”

    Schiff’s spin is enough to cause permanent vertigo.

    Some of us have spent years being pummeled for questioning the obvious problems with the Steele dossier, including the long-denied connection to the Clinton campaign. Schiff was the main voice swatting down such criticism and his endorsements were treated as dispositive for media from MSNBC to the Washington Post. After all, he was the chair of the House Intelligence Committee and assured the public that our criticisms were meritless and the dossier was corroborated.

    Schiff’s spin, however, continues to deny the obvious about the Russian collusion scandal.”

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  7. Remember folks, campaign contributions are a no-no from foreigners.

    Unless you launder the dirty cash thru liberal front groups….

    “Liberal ‘dark-money’ behemoth funneled more than $400M in 2020

    The Sixteen Thirty Fund sent the cash to groups that aided Democrats’ efforts to unseat then-President Donald Trump and Republicans’ Senate majority.”

    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/17/dark-money-sixteen-thirty-fund-522781

    “A left-leaning, secret-money group doled out a whopping $410 million in 2020, aiding Democratic efforts to unseat then-President Donald Trump and win back control of the Senate.

    The group, the Sixteen Thirty Fund, financed attack ads against Trump and vulnerable Republican senators and funded massive get-out-the-vote and issue advocacy campaigns amid the coronavirus pandemic, as detailed in a new tax filing obtained by POLITICO. It exploded in size during the Trump administration, going from a few tens of millions of dollars per year to raising and spending hundreds of millions.

    The Sixteen Thirty Fund’s multi-million dollar grants singlehandedly powered some other organizations on the left, and it also incubated other groups, as a “fiscal sponsor,” that fought against Trump’s Supreme Court nominees, backed liberal ballot measures and policy proposals in different states and organized opposition to Republican tax and health care policies.

    Its massive 2020 fundraising and spending illustrates the extent to which the left embraced the use of “dark money” to fight for its causes in recent years. After decrying big-money Republican donors over the last decade, as well as the Supreme Court rulings that flooded politics with more cash, Democrats now benefit from hundreds of millions of dollars of undisclosed donations as well.

    “Altogether this is absolutely one of the largest fundraising machines I have ever come across,” said Robert Maguire, the research director for the open-government group CREW and an expert in political nonprofits. “I am really struggling to think of any other group, especially recently, that could rival it,” he added, comparing the amount of money flowing through Sixteen Thirty Fund to the Koch brothers’ network at the height of its influence earlier this decade.

    While Sixteen Thirty Fund has grown to a similar scope in dollar terms, the organization rejects comparisons to the Koch network, casting both its mission and its model as different than the longtime liberal bogeymen. Sixteen Thirty Fund’s fiscal sponsorship model — in which it serves as an incubator and administrator to help get new progressive advocacy organizations off the ground — is a point of emphasis for the group, as is its backing of campaign finance reforms that would require it and other nonprofit groups to disclose donors and potentially reduce their influence on politics.

    The group’s strength in 2020 was its ability to “quickly and efficiently launch new initiatives through our fiscal sponsorship model,” Sixteen Thirty Fund President Amy Kurtz wrote in a Medium post on Wednesday. “Alongside our partners and projects, we scaled up quickly (growing 175 percent from 2019), enabling progressive donors to step up like never before to help in the face of intersecting crises and imminent threats.”

    Sixteen Thirty Fund’s total 2020 fundraising came to nearly $390 million — a new record for the group, and nearly three times more than the approximately $140 million it raised in 2018 and 2019.

    Half of the haul came from just four donors, who gave contributions of $86.2 million, $52.7 million (in the form of stock), $45.7 million and $45 million to Sixteen Thirty Fund.

    “I’m struggling to think of any group I’ve ever come across that has a single contribution that large,” said Maguire, who noted that it could be from an individual or from another nonprofit or other group.

    Tech billionaire Pierre Omidyar and his wife, Pam, disclosed earlier this year that they were responsible for the $45 million gift, which went to Civic Action Fund, a fiscally sponsored project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund.

    Another four donors gave between $10 million and $20 million, and 27 more gave between $1 million and $5.3 million.

    As a nonprofit, Sixteen Thirty Fund is not required to disclose its donors, even though it spends significant sums on politics. But in addition to Omidyar’s self-disclosure, the New York Times revealed earlier this year that Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss’ nonprofits gave more than $135 million to the Sixteen Thirty Fund in recent years, which was earmarked for non-electoral purposes. A person with Sixteen Thirty Fund, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that contributions from organizations funded by Wyss did not increase in 2020.

    The Open Society Foundations, founded by liberal mega-donor George Soros, also lists nearly $17 million in 2020 grants to the Sixteen Thirty Fund on its website.

    Sixteen Thirty Fund’s single biggest outlay in 2020 — $129 million — went to America Votes, the liberal umbrella group that works on voter registration and turnout and collaborates with other political groups across the left.

    The massive windfall from Sixteen Thirty Fund in 2020 was, by itself, more than twice as much as America Votes raised the previous year. Like Sixteen Thirty Fund, and with its help, America Votes expanded dramatically in the last few years, raising approximately $13 million in its fiscal years ending in June 2017 and 2018 before bringing in $64 million the next year, according to its most recent tax documents.”

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  8. Finally….

    A little sanity….

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  9. Another media/Dem hero turns out to be just another scum bag.

    “‘Jump-kick man’ who was filmed kicking Kyle Rittenhouse in the head before the teen shot at him is revealed as a career criminal with an open domestic violence charge for ‘throwing his girlfriend to the ground and attacking her'”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10217197/Jump-kick-man-filmed-kicking-Kyle-Rittenhouse-head-revealed.html

    “Maurice Freeland, 39, has admitted that he was the one who kicked Kyle Rittenhouse in the head on the night of August 25,2020

    Rittenhouse is charged with First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety of Freeland, who was only known as ‘jump-kick man’

    The state has painted all these actors as heroes attempting to take down an ‘active shooter’

    But DailyMail.com can reveal that at the time of the 2020 incident Freeland was out on bond and is a career criminal

    He was charged with Battery Domestic Abuse, Criminal Damage to Property Domestic Abuse and Disorderly Conduct Domestic Abuse

    Freeland was charged for an incident that took place on March 23, 2020 between Freeland and his partner Monalisa N McDuffie

    McDuffie told police that Freeland ‘threw her to the ground and kicked her in her lower right ribcage…then began punching the television'”

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  10. The media is broken.

    Make no mistake, if the verdict is not guilty, these lowlifes will dox the jury. They’ve already stated this, as has BLM.

    “MSNBC News is BANNED from Kenosha Courthouse for the rest of Kyle Rittenhouse trial after a man claiming to be a producer for the network was caught following the jury bus and attempting to take pictures of jurors”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10218025/MSNBC-News-BANNED-Kenosha-Courthouse-rest-Kyle-Rittenhouse-trial.html

    “Kenosha Police Department announced Thursday that a person claiming to be a producer for MSNBC attempted to photograph members of the jury

    MSNBC news has been banned from Kenosha Courthouse for the remainder of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial

    Addressing the court Thursday morning Judge Bruce Schroeder said, ‘This is a very serious matter, and I don’t know what the truth of it is’

    That person was taken into custody and issued several traffic related citations

    This is the second time that a person has been suspected of trying to obtain images of the jurors

    Last week a sheriff’s deputy alerted the judge to the fact that a person had been trying to take pictures of jurors at the bus pick-up outside the courthouse

    The identities of the 18 remaining jurors – 12 deliberating and six alternates – have been closely guarded amid fear of intimidation and reprisal”

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  11. Some pigs are more equal than others here on the farm…..

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    The censor police only patrol one side…..

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  12. Fear porn is their fetish…..

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  13. Intimidation is the point.

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    And NBC’s denials are a lie as well.

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  14. Lie #1….

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    Lie #2…..

    Didn’t film or photo the jury?

    “”At pickup, there was someone there and video recording the jury, which officers approached the person and required [them]…to delete the video and return the phone to him. I’ve instructed that if it happens again, they are to take the phone and bring it here,” Schroeder said.”

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2021/11/09/judge-reveals-someone-filmed-jurors-in-the-kyle-rittenhouse-trial-n2598808

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  15. The eventual outcome of identity based politics….

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  16. I wonder why the judge did not sequester the jury? It would seem to be a good idea for a case this widely watched and reporter on.

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  17. Too bad she had to pay any money out. However, God can give her more than she would ever imagine. The satisfaction of doing what you believe is right is priceless.

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