18 thoughts on “News/Politics 9-16-22

  1. Unbelievable, but unfortunately this is happening far too often across the USA – the Hippocratic Oath is obsolete in far too many hospitals.

    Be sure to read the article from beginning to end…

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/hospital-holocaust-woman-escapes-covid-19-hospital-treatment-protocols-says-others-not-so-lucky_4728030.html

    “Over a week after Gail Seiler’s physician had given her a terminal diagnosis, her husband, Brad Seiler, wheeled her out of the back door of the hospital where she had been admitted for COVID-19 on Dec. 3, 2021.

    “I’m so sorry, Mrs. Seiler, but you are going to die,” she recalled her physician telling her on Dec. 5.

    On Dec. 15, despite resistance from hospital staff, Brad extracted Seiler from Medical City Plano hospital in Plano, Texas, where the couple lives.

    Seiler is one of the few patients who has lived to tell her story about what she said she witnessed on the inside with COVID-19 hospital treatment protocols.

    “It became clear to me that people are not dying in hospitals from COVID. They are dying from these protocols,” Seiler told The Epoch Times.

    Seiler went in for a monoclonal antibody infusion with the request that she be given the early-treatment protocols prescribed through the Front Line Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC), which included the use of ivermectin and budesonide.

    However, when staff discovered she was unvaccinated, “the whole tone changed,” she said.

    “I quickly lost the right to advocate for my own medical care,” she said.”

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  2. Good.

    https://delawarelive.com/vote-by-mail-ruled-unconstitutional/

    “A Chancery Court judge has ruled Delaware’s new mail-in voting provision unconstitutional.

    In an 87-page memorandum opinion issued Wednesday afternoon, Vice Chancellor Nathan Cook said allowing mail-in voting in the Nov. 8 general election “will result in the dilution of constitutional votes with unconstitutional votes.”

    Cook issued an injunction that will prevent the Department of Elections from accepting applications for no-excuse absentee ballots.

    “…if I were to not enjoin the Vote-by-Mail Statute, then the courts would be faced with the impossible task of ‘unscrambling the eggs’ of an election undermined by unconstitutional votes,” Cook wrote. “Given these considerations, Plaintiffs will suffer irreparable injury if the Vote-by-Mail Statute is not enjoined and doing so is necessary in the interests of justice.”

    “…Furthermore, the fact that votes will be cast under this unconstitutional law means that the election will not be conducted in strict accordance with our Constitution,” he wrote. ” As Plaintiffs note, it would be ‘virtually impossible’ to unwind the election.”

    Cook said that although Delawareans have an “indisputably strong interest” in voting for their chosen slate of candidates, they have an equally strong interest in the election being held in compliance with constitutional constraints.

    Delaware has a strong policy in favor of its citizens “robustly exercising” their right to vote, Cook said, and he acknowledged that voters may be unable to exercise their right to vote for numerous reasons, including because they are working on election day or suffer resource constraints.

    “My thoughts on the policy underlying the Vote-by-Mail Statute, however, are fairly irrelevant,” he wrote. “Delaware precedent — at least as it stands today — requires me to issue an injunction.””

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  3. Carrying water for Dems is hard work.

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  4. Biden’s America.

    I guess it musta slipped their minds.

    “The Department of the Treasury is auditing the IRS after 1,250 IRS agents failed to pay their taxes.”

    https://notthebee.com/article/the-department-of-the-treasury-is-auditing-the-irs-after-1250-irs-agents-failed-to-pay-their-taxes

    “The Inspector General of the Department of the Treasury is beginning an audit of the Internal Revenue Service after it has come to light that in 2019 1,250 employees had not paid their taxes.

    Note that 2019 was pre-pandemic.

    Some of the offenders offered great excuses like “I didn’t know how.” Some of these were rehires after being previously fired for “willful failure to properly file their Federal tax returns.”

    The audit was triggered by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) following the Democrat initiative to hire 87,000 new employees at the tax enforcement agency.

    Ernst said,

    “Ironically, hundreds of employees at the IRS itself may have willfully failed to pay their taxes. More than 300 of these were repeat offenders, yet the tax agency did little to discipline the tax offenders on its payroll. Before Biden’s army of auditors starts harassing innocent taxpayers, let’s first make sure the tax collectors have paid their own taxes.

    “Innocent, hardworking Americans should not be subjected to unfair and costly IRS audits when the agency is ignoring tax cheats on its own payroll.”

    It’s unclear what good the audit will do.”

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  5. Good.

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  6. Suddenly the Dems and the leftist media have a problem with immigrants being shuttled to other destinations, yet Biden has sent nearly 4 million to states in the dead of night since his admin started. Not a whimper on those millions, but 50 from DeSantis is human trafficking?

    Clowns.

    But we’re rich, this is supposed to happen in our communities….

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  7. Clowns, everywhere….

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  8. Yep.

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  9. Baghdad Biden.

    “Biden Enters ‘Baghdad Bob’ Territory on Inflation and Immigration”

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2022/09/16/biden_enters_baghdad_bob_territory_on_inflation_and_immigration_148201.html

    “We all remember Saddam Hussein’s feckless pitchman, “Baghdad Bob.” The country’s information minister (real name: Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf) made frequent television appearances, repeating the mantra that everything was going according to plan. His most memorable appearance came amidst the rubble of his capital city, where he continued to spew delusional nonsense.

    We expect such dissembling from dictatorships, which control the media and extinguish discordant voices. That’s what Vladimir Putin is doing right now, hoping to prevent the Russian public from learning his army was demolished by Ukrainian’s counteroffensives in Kharkiv (in the northeast) and Kherson (in the south). Controlling information is essential to regime security.

    In democracies, such deceit is much harder to pull off. There are protections for free speech (greater in some democracies than others) and private ownership of newspapers, websites, TV, radio, and podcasts. Free speech and private ownership of media make it much harder for the government to control information, but not impossible. Take the story of Hunter Biden’s corruption and its links to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. They were detailed on Hunter’s laptop computer, which he left at a Delaware computer repair shop and then forfeited when he didn’t pay the bill. The information on that computer hard drive is devastating, but it was suppressed before the 2020 election by an ardently partisan media, which feared voters would link the pervasive insider deals to Joe Biden himself.

    Except for the New York Post, which exposed the laptop and vetted the information on it, the media marched in near lockstep to kill the news. At the same time, major social media companies suppressed the story or blocked it entirely. News organizations that should have investigated simply refused to check it out or to report that others had done so. They also suppressed credible evidence from Hunter’s business partner, Tony Bobulinski, who went on record that he had met with Joe and Hunter together and discussed Hunter Biden’s Chinese business deals. Joe Biden has denied it all, repeatedly stating that he had zero knowledge of his son’s foreign dealings, no involvement in them, and complete confidence in Hunter’s integrity.

    When the laptop story emerged, some 51 former leaders of the U.S. intelligence community circulated a letter, widely covered by the press, asserting that the New York Post’s story had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian disinformation operation.” Their stature and presumed access to secret information gave weight to their claim, but it shouldn’t have. It was made without any evidence and turned out to be flatly untrue. Recently, we also learned that the FBI reached out directly to Facebook executives to suppress the story. The call came just before the New York Post story broke and told Facebook that Russia was about to dump some major disinformation. The FBI’s behavior was either corrupt or incompetent – or both.

    How effective was this disinformation blitz by federal bureaucrats, the Democratic Party, and their friends in the media? Very effective, according to polls reported by Tom Bevan of RealClearPolitics. The lies and suppression not only helped Biden win, they have taken root in the public as truthful accounts. Fully half of Democrats and 47% of independents still believe the Hunter Biden laptop story was simply “Russian disinformation.” It wasn’t.

    Since this deceit worked in the election, why not keep it up? That seems to be the White House’s P.R. strategy to deal with soaring inflation and record numbers of illegal immigrants.

    The current disinformation strategy is unlikely to work for two reasons. First, the public didn’t have direct knowledge of Hunter’s computer, but it has plenty of first-hand knowledge about inflation and some about illegal immigration. Voters can see rising prices all around them. They know their incomes are falling behind those prices. They don’t need a newspaper or newscast to tell them. They don’t need to read tweets. Immigration problems are harder to see unless you live near the border, but the bad news has gradually seeped out, even on progressive outlets. Busing some of those immigrants to “sanctuary cities” such as New York, D.C., and Chicago, and now flying some to Martha’s Vineyard has underscored the problem. And it is a big problem to which the Biden administration has no solution. Huge numbers of people are streaming illegally across the Rio Grande Valley every day. Mexican drug cartels are exploiting the open border to ship vast quantities of fentanyl to communities across the U.S.”

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  10. So the FBI and DoJ are corrupt is what you’re saying….

    “Durham shocker: Danchenko was a paid FBI informant”

    https://technofog.substack.com/p/durham-shocker-danchenko-was-a-paid

    “Today, Special Counsel John Durham moved to unseal this motion in limine in the false statements case against Igor Danchenko.

    This motion provides new information on the details of Danchenko’s lies to the FBI, further information on how Special Counsel Mueller ignored Danchenko’s false statements, expected testimony from Clinton-connected executive Charles Dolan, and one crazy development.

    But we’ll start with the the most damning development: Danchenko was on the FBI payroll as a confidential human source (CHS) from March 2017 through October 2020.

    The purposes of making Danchenko a CHS should be quite clear. The Crossfire Hurricane investigation was plagued with problems from the outset. The reasons for opening the investigation were bunk. Those problems continued as the investigation went on, with claims of Trump/Russia collusion proven unverified or outright false. (Thus the targeting of Flynn for a Logan Act violation.)

    That developed into the Carter Page FISA applications, first submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) in October 2016, and which relied substantially on the Steele Dossiers (aka Steele Reports). The FISA applications were renewed three times – more on that later. Each application had its own problems, from FBI lawyers lying about Carter Page to the Court being generally misled.

    Realizing its own misconduct, the FBI made Danchenko a paid CHS in March 2017 – just before the third FISA warrant was submitted in April 2017. This would allow Comey’s FBI to work directly with Danchenko in support of its counter-intelligence investigation against President Trump.

    Danchenko being a CHS also served another purpose: it protected the Bureau and the Mueller Special Counsel from revealing their “sources and methods.” How do you hide misconduct? Bury the witness.”

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  11. Long overdue.

    “Calls grow among prominent figures to create a new ‘Church Committee’ to probe FBI abuses

    From bureau veterans to key lawmakers in Congress, the notion of an independent review is growing in urgency.”

    https://justthenews.com/accountability/calls-grow-among-prominent-figures-create-new-church-committee-probe-fbi-abuses

    “A half century ago, Americans held grave concerns that J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI and other U.S. intelligence agencies had abused civil rights, improperly targeted enemies and illegally gathered evidence, so Congress set out on a great cleansing mission. It formed a special committee chaired by Idaho Sen. Frank Church that laid bare the wrongdoing, overhauled the bureau and created new guardrails to protect civil liberties.

    A growing number of influential figures in Washington are arguing it’s time for another Church Committee after a tumultuous six years in which the FBI admitted it misled the FISA court while spying on Donald Trump’s campaign, had executives who lied, doctored evidence or usurped prosecutors’ authority, and employed agents who dropped the ball on a sexual abuse scandal involving Olympians and overcollected evidence in a raid of a former president’s home.

    The revelation this week that the bureau secretly paid a Russian businessman as a confidential informant against Trump even though he was suspected of lying and having ties to the Kremlin’s intelligence agencies only accelerated support for a sweeping, independent probe of the FBI now under the control of Director Christopher Wray.

    “I think, frankly, it would be great for the FBI,” Kevin Brock, the bureau’s first-ever intelligence chief, said of the notion of a new Church Committee. “They find themselves obviously in a very challenging situation, some of which they brought on themselves, others kind of imposed upon them.

    “But they find themselves in a place right now where well over the half the country believes they’re working on behalf of one political party over another,” he said during a wide-ranging interview with the John Solomon Reports podcast this week. “And that can’t stand … the agency can’t survive if that persists.”

    Brock, a former assistant director who helped write the rules the FBI currently uses for informants, is a widely respected voice inside the bureau. But many outside it echo his support for a 21st century Church Committee or something like the 9/11 Commission that investigated the worst terror attacks in American history.

    Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, who helped unravel the false Russia collusion narrative, said the highly partisan tensions in Washington these days make it hard for a traditional congressional committee to do the sort of oversight it needs, citing examples of how Democrats thwarted his effort to probe FBI failures in the Russia case. He said that reality makes a blue ribbon commission or select committee a better option to investigate and reform the FBI.

    “You know, we weren’t really designed to run these types of investigations,” said Nunes, recalling his time on the House Intelligence Committee. “And for so long, the process actually worked. It was relatively bipartisan for the most part. But when you have corruption at that level, it becomes so hard to run these investigations right.

    “You have to ultimately have Congress involved doing a real investigation, and I think it’s going to be very, very difficult if you use just the current committee structure that they have.”

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the likely House Judiciary Committee chairman next year if the GOP wins control of Congress, supports the idea of a select committee like the one Church chaired, even if his panel does aggressive oversight on its own.

    “I think that that exercise is definitely needed, whether it’s done in a special select kind of committee or a blue ribbon commission,” said Jordan, who himself has been contacted by five FBI whistleblowers in recent months alleging political manipulation of investigations and even crime data. “That’s even maybe with some members outside of Congress.”

    “We need to seriously look at how this all has to change in a way that respects the liberties of the American people,” Jordan said, adding he has increasing concerns about the influence that politically “woke” intelligence analysts are having inside the bureau in shaping allegations and investigations.”

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  12. AJ – A couple questions:

    This is a little late, but did you see my replies to your question the other day about the teacher?

    Is there a concern about Fetterman’s mental capabilities related to his having trouble with his speech? Slurred or stumbling speech does not necessarily mean that the mind is not working well. Among those of us with Moebius Syndrome, there are many who cannot speak clearly, and people often think that they are mentally challenged.

    Kind of funny/kind of not: Nightingale has admitted that if she didn’t know me, and about Moebius, she would assume that I am mentally challenged from how I look (although I don’t have a speech problem).

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  13. He had a stroke Kizzie, and has been mentally incapacitated as a result. Video shows this.

    That’s why the Dems are trying to pull a Biden and hide him from the press and debates while their media lapdog get him elected.

    It’s not some undiagnosed issue it’s stroke related, although he does have other serious medical issues including heart issues.

    He’s medically unfit for office. Thats reality.

    And yes, I saw the replies,but just more opinion from folks who weren’t there. Again, let the school board investigate it and then fire her if it’s as alleged, and the school boards actions to date seem to indicate it is.

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  14. Tychicus, I don’t know how to read the full article. I get blocked on the Epoch Times. Not sure what to do. I did read what you posted.

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  15. One of those opinions was from someone on the school board who knows what is going on. He acknowledged that she was not advocating for “MAPs”.

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  16. Hi Jo. I’m sorry about that – if I have your e-mail address, I can share the article with you. (If you don’t want to provide it here, then I believe that Michelle has my e-mail address, if you happen to have contact with her.)

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