Discussion in 'MKJ Off-Topic' started by The Mayor of Leah, Jan 16, 2018.
Way to go Xo!
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated."
-- Thomas Paine, from "The American Crisis," 1776
Read aloud to the troops by George Washington before the battle of Trenton, December 23, 1776
Fuck Wray and the FBI
Who put that clown in charge? Uh huh...
Who would you have put in charge?
Yet another false flag.....
Rioting is now a regular feature of political activism in the United States with catastrophic consequences for many small businesses looted and burned in the name some cause or another. In far too many jurisdictions, incredible leniency has been offered to left-wing rioters, unlike the people involved in the January 6 incursion into the U.S. Capitol.
Fortunately, federalism still exists in the United States, and countermeasures to block or at least mitigate the effects of rioting are making their way through at least two state legislatures. In Florida, as NBC reports:
The Florida Senate on Thursday passed, largely along party lines, a controversial anti-riot bill that was pushed by GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests last summer.
The bill would increase criminal penalties for assaulting law enforcement officials while engaging in a "riot" and defacing monuments and other public property during riots. It would also penalize local governments that interfere with law enforcement efforts to contain riots and set up a citizen's appeal process when cities and counties try to reduce police budgets in response to riots.
The final vote in the Senate was 23-17, with one Republican voting with Democrats in opposition. The bill passed the GOP-controlled House in late March.
With both legislative chambers passing the bill and Governor DeSantis in support, it should soon be law. Florida stores, restaurants, and other small businesses targeted by looters can breathe a little easier.
Minnesota's Legislature should take a look at the Florida legislation, even though that state's governor, Tim Walz, is a mush-headed progressive who likely wouldn't sign any such bill. The hundreds of businesses burned out, looted, or otherwise destroyed in last summer's George Floyd riots can take no consolation, nor can those businesses currently being attacked by mobs in Brooklyn Center.
Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, the plague of demonstrators blocking highways in support of some cause or another, and thereby blocking ambulances, fire trucks, and other emergency vehicles, along with innocent travelers prevented from reaching their destinations in a timely manner, may be diminished if this legislation becomes law. The Hill reports:
Oklahoma's Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would provide legal protections to drivers who hit protesters blocking roadways, FOX23 reported.
The legislation, House Bill 1674, was passed in a 38-10 vote by the Senate and will now head to Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) for his signature.
Oklahoma Democrats argued that the bill will be harmful to peaceful protesters and innocent bystanders, as it could lead to more punishment for them.
But the state's Republicans argue that it will protect drivers and their families who are in the middle of an unorganized protest.
I am sorry, but blocking roadways is not "peaceful protest." It denies the right of free passage to others in the name of some personal desire for political change.
Being surrounded by angry protesters while behind the wheel of a car can be frightening and induce panic. Drivers who are put in that situation by people pushing their own cause do deserve protection against liability, for they are innocent victims.
I hope other jurisdictions follow these two states' lead.
All too many people regard rioting as a force of nature, a natural consequence when events that anger some people — usually favored minorities — occur. That attitude most definitely is not applied to the Capitol Hill rioters. Neutral legislation that equally penalizes all rioters, and equally protects those innocents caught in a riot, is the solution.
Someone I knew well and trusted completely. Same for DOJ. Two critical offices.
CLUSTERFUCK NATION – BLOG April 16, 2021
Joe Biden’s Demonic Phase
Joe Biden’s party must be thinking — if you call it thinking — that being psychotic isn’t enough… it’s time to go demonic! How else to explain the supernatural doings of the folks in charge of things in our nation’s capital. The casual observer might suppose that these things are spinning out of control, but you also have to wonder how much Joe Biden & Company are spinning them that way. Are they looking to start a war, for instance?
Three weeks ago, Ol’ White Joe called Vladimir Putin “a killer.” This week, Ol’ Joe called Vlad on the phone and suggested a friendly in-person meet-up in some “third country.” In the meantime, Ol’ Joe essayed to send a couple of US warships into the Black Sea to assert America’s interest in Ukraine, the failed state whose American-sponsored failure was engineered in 2014 by Barack Obama’s State Department. Turkey, which controls the narrow entrance to the Black Sea, was notified that two US destroyers would be steaming through its territory. Hours after the announcement, the US called off the ships. Then, hours after Ol’ Joe proffered that summit meeting, his State Department imposed new economic sanctions on Russia and tossed out a dozen or so Russian embassy staff. How’s that for a coherent foreign policy?
What’s going on in Ukraine, anyway? The US and NATO have prompted Ukraine to move troops and tanks toward the ethnically-Russian breakaway Donbass region. Russia countered by massing 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s border. Though supplied with Western armaments, Ukraine’s ragtag and incompetent army has no ability to control the Donbass, nor do either NATO and the US have any real will to interfere there with their own troops — the logistics are insane. Mr. Putin’s elegant solution: evacuate the three-plus million Russians stuck in Donbass into Russia — which needs labor — ceding the empty territory to foundering Ukraine — soon to be an ungovernable post-industrial frontier between East and West. For a rich rundown on these matters, read Dmitry Orlov’s mordant disquisition on the subject: Putin’s Ukrainian Judo.
The lesson there is that the US has absolutely nothing to gain from continuing to antagonize Russia, and that the mentally weak Joe Biden is merely projecting the picture of a weakened and confused USA by keeping it up. Of course, a closer read might be that these hijinks are meant to distract from the more serious and consequential breakdown in relations between the US and China, currently engineered by the blundering team of Sec’y of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, who went to Alaska recently to tell the Chinese delegation that they were morally unworthy of conducting trade negotiations, thereby torpedoing the trade negotiations that they went to Alaska to conduct. Smooth move fellas.
Unlike Russia, with its eleven time zones, which actually does not want or need any more territory, China is surely making hegemonic moves all over the place, not just around Hong Kong and Taiwan but in Africa and South America, while it strives to build the world’s largest navy, exports gain-of-function viruses, replaces the US in space exploration, and excels at weaponizing computer science. China’s weaknesses are a lack of sufficient domestic oil supply and food, which its current moves aim to correct. It was on its way to turning the US into a raw materials and food-crop colony when Mr. Trump came along and tried to put a stop to that. And now Ol’ Joe has cancelled that remedial action — after being on the receiving end of Chinese financial largesse in four years out-of-office. Nothing to see there, folks, says Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice, while in possession of Hunter Biden’s laptop, with its trove of incriminating memoranda.
On the domestic front, Joe Biden’s government only seeks to turn American life inside-out and upside-down, with the move to make the politics-neutral District of Columbia into a state, strictly to furnish two more senators for the DNC, and to pack the Supreme Court strictly to advantage the same DNC. Those Bills are being rushed through the House committees but something tells me they will die in the Senate. One also must wonder what exactly the rush is all about. I’ll tell you: something is up in the shadows. Something is lurking out there that is going to bring down Ol’ Joe Biden as an illegitimate chief executive. Could be some new non-ignorable evidence of his China grifting activities, or new non-ignorable evidence about the dubious ballot-tally in last November’s election. Could be something else.
Contrary to just about everybody I communicate with, I remain convinced that former US Attorney for Connecticut, now Special Prosecutor John Durham is still putting real cases together, and I suspect that his cases exceed the narrow spotlight of the origin of the Steele dossier, and I expect that indictments will be announced soon in a way that will shock the nation. Just sayin’… though nobody else is….
Meanwhile, the Wokester branch of Joe Biden’s party makes hay with the ambiguous killings of two more criminal suspects-of-color: first, Daunte Wright of Minneapolis, busy ignoring the open warrant out for him in failing to answer a previous warrant for his role in the 2019 aggravated burglary (that is, with a firearm) of a woman. He was out on $100,000 bail, but it was revoked in July 2020 when he got caught in possession of another gun. In the commotion of his resisting arrest, he got shot, tragically for officer Kim Potter, who somehow mistook her handgun for a taser. She is now teed up on a manslaughter case, while the Wright family is teed up for an $XX-million personal injury lawsuit settlement courtesy of ambulance-chaser Ben Crump. The city of Minneapolis is teed up for a municipal auto-da-fé of lootin-burnin-and-riotin in the name of “justice” — and the Derek Chauvin trial has not even concluded.
Secondarily, out comes the chest-cam video of Chicago police officer Eric Stillman shooting thirteen-year-old junior gang-banger Adam Toledo, in possession of a handgun, in a 3 a.m. chase down a West Side alleyway. So, Officer Stillman is teed up for some sort of career-ending action and Chicago is teed up for another round of lootin-burnin-and-riotin — sure to spread to other cities all over the country as the Woke vengeance campaign moves into its Satanic phase.
Who would that be?
Americans should be outraged their government participates in the wide-scale human trafficking operation that created a market for harvesting the organs of murdered infants.
This article contains disturbing information about human dismemberment.
Last week, legal accountability group Judicial Watch dropped a bombshell: a nearly 600-page report proving the U.S. government has been buying and trafficking “fresh” aborted baby body parts. These body parts, purchased by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to “humanize” mice and test biologic drugs in scientific experiments, came from babies up to 24-weeks-old gestation, just weeks from being born.
While Americans may be used to hearing pro-lifers beat the warning drum on abortion groups harvesting baby bodies and selling them for research, (who hasn’t heard of the lawsuit against David Daleiden, who exposed Planned Parenthood haggling over baby lungs and livers at dinner parties?) this time, the U.S. government was the one trafficking baby parts.
Recent emails uncovered by Judicial Watch between FDA employees and the California-based Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) prove the agency spent tens of thousands of dollars buying aborted babies for unethical scientific experiments between 2012 and 2018. In 2018, the Trump administration terminated the contract, halting government fetal tissue research due to concerns the contracts were unlawful. Judicial Watch’s new FOIA Request adds 575 pages of records to its existing 2019 lawsuit against the agency.
Those who think Americans will stop buying guns will be in for a rude awakening.
The number of firearm background checks conducted in the US, which serves as a rough proxy for the number of guns sold nationwide, hit record levels in March. Daniel Payne of Just The News highlighted that four million background checks were conducted “for the second time in history” and blew “past the earlier one-month record set in January.”
In March, the FBI conducted 4.7 million background checks for firearms, which was 400,000 more than January’s record-setting numbers.
Payne added some perspective to the background check numbers:
January and March are the only time in the history of the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System that gun checks have broken four million. Prior to that, the highest number of checks was in December of last year at 3.9 million.
The rising gun sales come against the backdrop of large social upheavals from last summer’s riots, Wuhan virus anxiety, and the ascendance of a Democratic trifecta in Washington. With Democrats holding the presidency and both chambers of Congress, gun control bills are being introduced left and right, which has worried law-abiding gun owners across the nation.
Payne continued providing comparative figures for the volume of background checks conducted throughout all of 2020 and in the first three months of 2021:
The FBI ran nearly 40 million background checks total last year. In the first three months of 2021, meanwhile, the bureau has processed about 12.5 million checks.
America’s time-honored tradition of bearing arms isn’t going to disappear so easily. Gun Control Inc. will undoubtedly have a fight on its hands should it try to mess with Americans’ right to bear arms.
Republicans would be wise to use this issue throughout the 2022 and 2024 election cycles as a way to fire up voters and expand their reach with first-time gun buyers. Not only because it’s good politics; but, more importantly, because it’s the right thing to do.
Not really a meaningful question, since we saw many examples of Trump either having been given bad advice about who to hire, or having been complicit with the swamp.
A better question is why he didn't replace Wray after Wray proved himself to be a scumbag. For instance, when Wray was defying Congressional investigations by stonewalling, by slow-walking information and by improperly redacting parts of documents for what was shown to be nothing except politics.
Your question is just a deflection done to protect Trump from criticism. No one here has access to the kind of information available to Trump, so it's almost meaningless for us to propose any specific names of alternatives to Wray. Trump screwed up often, when it came to his appointments, and Wray was certainly one of those mistakes.
If Trump ever finds himself in office again, these are two things he's going to have to find solutions to: having the wrong people giving him staffing recommendations, and being unwilling to make changes or fire people when they turn out to be duds. Those two things pretty much ruined his presidency.
And leave Ivanka out of the discussion. She’s nothing but a social diva.
It is a meaningful question and you just answered it here.
That would have been the way to go if there was enough time to do so. Let’s say he did, how slow would the walk have been with the Senate to approve the change? We all know that the Senate didn’t like Trump either or they wouldn’t have punted so quickly on the election fraud. If I remember correctly all these things with Wray came about in the last 12-14 months of his term.
I doubt if Trump knew of anyone who wasn’t compromised behind Wray anyways since he was an outsider and all.
Not quite, I answered it above and wanted Mr. Positive to put some skin in the game since he always seems to have something negative to throw out there without any solutions himself.
I don’t disagree with that but I think we also tend to assume that the swamp isn’t as deep as we’d like to think. When Trump gets back in I’m sure he could cut the idiots by a few thousand at the executive level alone.
Well, that's certainly true.
It was much earlier. Maybe 18 months to two years into his administration.
Agreed. But like I said, it's a problem he's going to have to have a solution to, if he comes back. Got to get rid of the "moderate" voices in his administration who are giving him bad advice and undermining his good instincts, like kushner, and get rid of the glory-hogs who undermine other conservatives so they can get all of the spotlight, like Miller.
Let's hope his experiences the first time around inform his future actions. No more pussy-footing around.