14 thoughts on “News/Politics 11-23-21

  1. What the hell is wrong with these fools?

    “Australia Now Using Military To Round Up Infected People And Send Them To “Relocation Facilities””

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  2. So when do we start blaming the culprits who fed his rage with their “fake news” about Rittenhouse?

    The. Media. Built. This.

    “Darrell Brooks Jr.: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know”

    https://heavy.com/news/darrell-brooks-jr/

    “Darrell Brooks Jr. is a Milwaukee man who was taken into custody in connection with the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy in Wisconsin on November 21, 2021, according to police. At least five people were killed and 48 were injured.

    The 39-year-old Brooks was identified by Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson at a press conference on November 22, 2021, as the suspect in the tragedy. Thompson said Brooks was driving the SUV and had been involved in a “domestic disturbance” not long before he is accused of driving into the holiday parade route and had left that scene before police arrived. He was not being chased by officers before entering the parade route, Thompson said.

    Thompson said Brooks was alone in the SUV and the incident is not believed to have been an act of terrorism. Brooks will be charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide, along with other charges, Thompson said. He identified the victims as Virginia Sorenson, 79; Leanna Owens, 71; Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52; and Wilhelm Hospel, 82. Read tributes and find GoFundMe pages for the victims and survivors here.

    Waukesha County District Attorney Susan Opper said in a statement November 22 that “initial charges are expected to be filed tomorrow during a court appearance. … Additional charges will be considered at a later time, as the investigation unfolds and the full extent of injuries is known.”

    Brooks’ social media accounts and online court records show that he is an aspiring rap singer with a lengthy criminal history and two open felony cases in which he was released on $500 and $1,000 bail, the latter just days before the parade deaths.

    Before Thompson’s press conference officially identifying Brooks, NBC News reported that five law enforcement sources told the outlet Brooks was “the individual in custody as a person of interest and is being questioned by law enforcement in connection with the vehicle incident in Waukesha.” When Brooks was detained, police found a Ford key on him, according to scanner audio obtained by Heavy.

    Police squad cars were at a Milwaukee address used by Brooks after his name was mentioned on the scanner in connection with the Waukesha parade incident in which at least 48 people, including many children, were injured when a red Ford Escape plowed through the crowd. He complained of shoulder pain when taken into custody.

    Heavy confirmed that two Milwaukee police squads were outside the home listed to Brooks on N. 19th St. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Heavy also obtained audio from the scanner indicating Waukesha police obtained an ID in the name Darrell Brooks Jr. inside the red Ford Escape they recovered in connection with the Waukesha parade investigation. Brooks had prolific social media accounts, but some have already been deleted.”

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    Read the whole thing. He’s anti-police and anti-Rittenhouse, all fed by the media and their false claims about Rittenhouse and his case.

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  3. The other self defense case the media seems to ignore…..

    “Another self defense case, Andrew Coffee found not guilty on 5 counts, including murder, attempted murder

    But you won’t hear this on CNN”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/11/another-self-defense-case-andrew-coffee-found-not-guilty-on-5-counts-including-murder-attempted-murder/

    “Friday, Andrew Coffee was found not guilty on all five counts after state prosecutors alleged Coffee fired at officers during an early morning SWAT raid, resulting in the death of Coffee’s girlfriend.

    More from WPBF:

    VERO BEACH, Fla. — Andrew Coffee was found not guilty on all counts of murder and attempted first degree murder Friday.

    Coffee is accused of firing at Indian River County Sheriff’s Deputies during an early morning drug raid at his home back in 2017.

    His girlfriend, Alteria Woods was caught in the crossfire, shot 10 times and later died. Coffee was charged with the murder of Woods after a grand jury exonerated two law enforcement officers for her death.

    Before the case went to the jury’s hand, Coffee took the stand to defend himself — blaming deputies for his girlfriend’s death.

    The defense said Coffee was asleep and thought the flash-bang was gunfire so he fired his gun because he thought the was under attack.

    “I was trying to protect me and Alteria and I thought I was doing that, but I feel I didn’t protect her. I can’t sleep with that … they killed her,” Coffee said.

    The prosecutors said deputies did announce they were there.
    They say coffee fired at deputies and they returned fire.

    Coffee was found guilty on a count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, which could have a penalty of up to 30 years in prison. He was also found not guilty in the murder of Woods.

    The Indian River County Sheriff, Eric Flowers, released a statement following the verdict:

    “It’s dissapointing that this jury did not see the tragic death of Alteria Woods occurred as a direct result of the actions of Andrew Coffee IV. Our hearts go out to the Woods family as they still suffer from a loss of their daughter, but we stand by a statement that she would still be here had Coffee simply complied with law enforcement.”

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  4. These next 2….

    I’m not sure, but I think they’re related…..

    Here’s the 1st….

    “80 Looters in Ski Masks Pillage San Francisco Area Nordstrom

    The sacking of San Francisco continues.”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/11/80-looters-in-ski-masks-pillage-san-francisco-area-nordstrom/

    “San Francisco’s descent from the “Paris of the West” to a third-world hellscape has undoubtedly escalated quickly.

    This weekend, 80 looters pillaged a Nordstrom store in a San Francisco area suburb, injuring at least three employees in a raid that lasted less than a minute.

    The large group,wearing ski masks and carrying crowbars, rushed the Walnut Creek store, stole an undetermined amount of merchandise and fled in their vehicles.

    During the theft, two Nordstrom workers were punched and kicked, while another was sprayed with pepper spray. All three individuals were treated for their injuries on scene.

    Walnut Creek police have arrested three people in connection to the incident and they are facing various charges including robbery, conspiracy, burglary, possession of stolen property and a weapons charge.

    The brazen robbery comes as Bay Area businesses reduce their hours due to a spate of brazen shoplifting incidents. Locals are also slamming woke San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin over his failure to prosecute thefts.”

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    The Soros plant is responsible?

    Well, not just him. Here’s the 2nd…..

    “Entire West Coast Officially Has No Republican Statewide Elected Officials”

    https://www.newsweek.com/entire-west-coast-officially-has-no-republican-statewide-elected-officials-1651434

    “The last Republican holding a statewide elected office on the entire West Coast of the United States has left her post.

    Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman will be officially replaced Monday as Democrat Steve Hobbs is sworn into office.

    Wyman left for a job in the Biden administration as the election security lead for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. A lifetime Republican official, Wyman has been an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump amid his baseless claims that the 2020 election was rigged.

    Hobbs, who previously served as a state senator, was tapped by Democratic Governor Jay Inslee to fill the role that’s been held by a Republican for more than 50 years. Over the past 15 elections, five Republicans have served as secretary of state.

    The Washington State Republican Party criticized Inslee for appointing a Democrat to replace Wyman, calling it a “crass political move.”

    “This selection is a complete disservice to the voters who elected an elections professional and now are getting someone with little to no technical experience,” said chairman Caleb Heimlich. “It is a shame that Inslee prioritized partisan politics over voter confidence in our electoral system.”

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    Related?

    You betcha…..

    Sure the scenery is nice in Cali, but the overall scene is quite ugly.

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  5. An ideological purge in the military?

    Sure looks like it.

    “Vaccine Mandates Sow Mass Chaos Throughout Military As Service Members Seek Religious Accommodations

    ‘The Biden administration does not care about religious freedom. Instead, this appears to be an attempted ideological purge of our military.'”

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/11/18/vaccine-mandates-sow-mass-chaos-throughout-military-as-service-members-seek-religious-accommodations/

    “Mixed messages from the higher-ups, unclear repercussions for refusal, a disparity in treatment among different states and branches of the military, a range of deadlines, and goalpost-shifting on the meaning of religious exemptions have converged to create mass chaos throughout the military as tens of thousands of yet-unvaccinated service members grapple with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate and many seek exemptions.

    The Pentagon has promised that these requests for accommodation, which are mostly religious but include some medical, will be considered on a “case-by-case” basis, but that assurance provides no clarity about the military’s subjective process for assessing the sincerity of religious belief. Nor does it grant hope to the many unvaccinated members of the Armed Forces whose personal convictions are presently being scrutinized and might be disregarded.

    Vaccination Rates and Deadlines Vary

    Deadlines are all over the place. The Air Guard and Reserve deadline is Dec. 2, with a Marine Corps and Navy deadline of Nov. 28 and a deadline for Army soldiers of Dec. 15. The date for Army National Guard and Reserve isn’t until June 30, 2022.

    The deadline for members of the Air Force and Space Force already passed at the beginning of November, with the Air Force immediately discharging 40 entry-level service members and preparing to address the roughly 10,000 troops who still aren’t vaccinated. Most are awaiting the verdict on their requests for religious accommodation, while others are seeking “administrative accommodations” if they are about to retire. Some lone airmen or small groups of them spread around the globe reportedly don’t have nearby commanders giving them clear orders about getting the vaccine.

    Vaccination rates among the branches are a bit of a toss-up too. At the beginning of November, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said that 93 percent of the Marine Corps and 97 percent of the Air Force had received the vaccine, with the Army being “in the 90th percentile.”

    As of last week, 96 percent of the Navy’s active-duty sailors were reportedly fully vaccinated, with 99.5 percent having received at least one dose, but the Navy has granted only six permanent medical exemptions among the remaining almost 2,000 members so far and zero religious accommodations.

    What About Religious Exemptions?

    Things aren’t looking good for those seeking religious accommodations, especially sailors. A Navy representative told Military.com that no religious exemptions have been granted in that branch in at least seven years. And according to an administrative announcement on Monday, sailors who are denied an exemption will have only five days to get their first dose or else be discharged.

    The circumstances surrounding discharge for vaccine refusal has also been muddy, with service members receiving mixed messages. For instance, while the Navy has said that the lowest discharge rating a sailor can receive for refusing a vaccine is “general (under honorable conditions)” absent any other factors, the Biden administration has supported the idea of dishonorable discharge.

    Back in September, the Biden White House said it “strongly opposes” a 2022 defense spending bill provision that would prevent the Defense Department from dishonorably discharging service members who won’t get the coronavirus shot.

    “To enable a uniformed force to fight with discipline, commanders must have the ability to give orders and take appropriate disciplinary measures,” the White House said in a statement.

    SEALs Are Taking It to Court”

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  6. It’s addition by subtraction….

    https://spectator.org/addition-by-subtraction-at-fox-news/

    “’Im so old that I remember when Jonah Goldberg was primarily known for writing an excellent political book. Liberal Fascism, which came out in 2009, skillfully skewered the modern Left for its illiberal, statist tendencies.

    One wonders if Goldberg shouldn’t reread his famous tome. Perhaps he’s repudiated it. He seems so determined of late to make himself useful to the people he once castigated.

    There’s a certain brand of weak-sauce conservative pundit, many of whom have populated the airwaves of cable news channels and other corporate media venues, which depends for its sustenance on remaining “acceptable” to those who are not conservatives. This brand has for two decades or more been recognizable by its willingness to make The Conservative Case for virtually every kind of leftist policy aggression.

    And for its constant scolding of others within the Republican Party or conservative movement.

    or a time, that Mean Girls repertoire was defensible, in that the Right could supposedly boast of better quality control than the Left. Political figures and culture-makers on the Right were held to a higher standard, and the Right’s self-policing, we were told, kept the conservative movement closer to the center.

    But meanwhile, the scolds and “acceptable” conservatives who populated our media and cultural institutions were so busy picking up checks and seeking to please decision-makers who didn’t agree with them that they failed to fight for those institutions.

    All of which have become so hostile not just to conservatives but to ordinary Americans that we’re no longer even welcome there.

    It was inevitable that such figures would eventually lose currency with their core audiences when the situation turned sour enough. And in 2016, the American people turned on first the Republican status quo political class, which includes its pundit class, and then the political class at large, by making Donald Trump the president.

    There’s a direct line between that event, which was wholly predictable, and the announcement over the weekend that Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, the former editor of the now-defunct Weekly Standard, have ejected from paid contributor gigs at Fox News over Tucker Carlson’s documentary about January 6.

    Goldberg and Hayes are founders and proprietors of the Dispatch, a middling site offering Never Trump-style conservative political analysis which has existed basically since the demise of the Weekly Standard in late 2018. Goldberg’s main outlets to the public have been Fox News and his syndicated column based out of the Los Angeles Times. Nobody really reads the Dispatch.

    And why? Because the public has moved on from Jonah Goldberg and Steve Hayes. And David French, another Dispatchik formerly occupying a high place in the conservative pundit class.

    We’ve moved on from corporate-funded “acceptable” conservatism, and we’ve moved on from allowing the Left’s paid liars — who showed us exactly who they are in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, and before that, the Trump-Russia debacle — to define what we’re entitled to believe.

    Tucker Carlson, who of all the analysts and opinion-makers on the Right probably has the best handle on the current mood of the movement, is a great example of that. To boil Carlson’s brand down to its essence, he looks upon the American political status quo with deep dissatisfaction and is willing to skewer every element of its foundation from the perspective of someone who understands what the country is supposed to be — an open, Judeo-Christian society where markets are free, corruption is shameful, and power is given very little trust.

    It shouldn’t have been much of a surprise, then, when earlier this month Carlson produced a three-part documentary titled Patriot Purge, covering the events during and following the January 6 protest at the U.S. Capitol, which is available via the Fox Nation streaming service and has not actually aired on Fox News itself. Two main themes emerge from the documentary series: first, that there was a governmental role in fomenting the January 6 protests into something which could be weaponized against those viewing the conduct of the 2020 presidential election suspiciously, and second, that the treatment of the people who entered the Capitol on that date, most of whom have never been charged with insurrection or treason but rather with various kinds of trespassing or minor property crimes, has been wholly out of proportion with their offenses.

    You can see January 6 as a black mark on our national escutcheon and nonetheless concede Carlson’s basic points are valid.

    The documentary should have generated discussion. But on the part of Goldberg and Hayes, the opposite occurred. They took their balls and went home.”

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  7. What!

    “The Covid lab leak theory just got even stronger

    In both Yunnan and Laos, the only people who knowingly transported bat virus samples to Wuhan — and only to Wuhan — were scientists”

    That’s crazy talk. 🙄

    https://spectatorworld.com/topic/wuhan-covid-lab-leak-theory-even-stronger/

    “wo years in, there is no doubt the Covid pandemic began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. But there is also little doubt that the bat carrying the progenitor of the virus lived somewhere else.

    Central to the mystery of Covid’s origin is how a virus normally found in horseshoe bats in caves in the far south of China or southeast Asia turned up in a city a thousand miles north. New evidence suggests that part of the answer might lie in Laos.

    The search for viruses closely related to SARS-CoV-2 took a new turn in September when a team of French and Laotian scientists found one in a horseshoe bat living in a cave in the west Laotian province of Vientiane. Other related viruses had been found in Cambodia, Thailand, Japan and elsewhere in China, but this one, Banal-52, was different. For the first time since the pandemic began, this was a virus genetically closer to the human SARS-CoV-2 virus than one called RaTG13, collected in southern Yunnan in 2013. RaTG13, which had been stored for six years in a freezer in a lab in Wuhan itself, is genetically 96.1 percent the same as SARS-CoV-2; Laos’s Banal-52 is 96.8 percent.

    The discovery of Banal-52 was greeted with relief by champions of the theory that the virus must have jumped into people in a natural spillover event, not an accident inside a laboratory. If Covid’s closest cousins are flitting about in bats in southeast Asia, then that sample in the freezer in Wuhan looks less suspicious. ‘I am more convinced than ever that SARS-CoV-2 has a natural origin,’ said Linfa Wang of Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, a close collaborator of the Wuhan scientists.

    True, the Laos virus lacked a critical feature in a key part of a key gene that makes Covid so infectious: a special twelve-letter segment of genetic text called a furin cleavage site. It’s a feature that has never been seen in a SARS-like virus, except for SARS-CoV-2. Apart from that, it seemed that the Laotian virus might have knocked the burden of proof back across the philosophical net into the court of the proponents of lab-leak.

    Then last month a bunch of emails, uncovered by a lawsuit from the so-called White Coat Waste Project, returned the ball right back over the net. They comprised an exchange between the American virus-hunting foundation, the EcoHealth Alliance and its funders in the US government. The scientists discussed collecting viruses from bats in eight countries including Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos between 2016 and 2019. But to avoid the complication of signing up local subcontractors to their grants in those countries, they promised to send the samples to a laboratory they already funded. And where was this lab? Wuhan.

    Some of the emails talk about sending data, not samples; but some talk repeatedly about sending actual samples. “All samples collected would be tested at the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” reads one from 2016. Another in 2018 even talks of sending bats themselves. The emails make it clear that Wuhan scientists would sometimes be working in the field alongside their US colleagues.

    Remember the central issue is how a bat virus got to Wuhan. So now, in both Yunnan and Laos, the only people who knowingly transported bat virus samples to Wuhan — and only to Wuhan — were scientists. Gilles Demaneuf, a New Zealand-based data scientist who’s been analyzing this issue, says the natural spillover theory has “no explanation for why this would result in an outbreak in Wuhan of all places, and nowhere else.”

    As for that missing furin cleavage site, another leaked document revealed in September by Drastic, a confederation of open-source analysts like Demaneuf, sent shock- waves through the scientific community. Dr. Peter Daszak, head of the EcoHealth Alliance, spelled out plans to work with his collaborators in Wuhan and elsewhere to artificially insert novel, rare cleavage sites into novel SARS-like coronaviruses collected in the field, so as to better understand the biological function of cleavage sites. His 2018 request for $14.2 million from the Pentagon to do this was turned down amid uneasiness that it was too risky; but the very fact that he was proposing it was alarming.

    Most of the funding for the Wuhan Institute of Virology comes from the Chinese not the American government, after all; so the failure to win the US grant may not have prevented the work being done. Moreover, exactly such an experiment had already been done with a different kind of coronavirus by — guess who? — the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

    It is almost beyond belief that Dr. Daszak had not volunteered this critical information. He played a leading role in trying to dismiss the lab-leak idea as a “conspiracy theory,” using his membership of the WHO-China investigation to support the far-fetched theory that the virus reached Wuhan on frozen food.”

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  8. Gas prices are up an average of $1.29 a gallon since this time last year. Biden insists his policies are not to blame.

    But he’s a kind senile GrandPa, so he’ll release 50 million barrels of oil from the strategic reserves to save us!

    And it will of course all have to be refined into gas and heating oil, so it won’t actually be available for months…..

    Oh, and 50 million barrels……..

    That’s about a 2 and a half day supply for the country…..

    So…. thanks for nothing.

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  9. It’s not his fault….

    Even though he canceled the Keystone XL pipeline and closed and cancelled hundreds of domestic drilling leases on federal land…..

    You know whose fault it is…..

    OPEC.

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    And, those evil oil companies, the left’s favorite Boogie Man, next to Trump of course….

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  10. Reality and GrandPa should get better acquainted.

    Little of what the man says is ever true.

    But no mean tweets, amirite….. 🙄

    #$@%$#@#$ idiots….

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    Enjoy the suck…..

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