October 21, 2020

At the Deep Blue Café...

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... you can write about whatever you want.

92 comments:

MadisonMan said...

I'm listening to Blue Bayou. Linda Ronstadt's voice is perfect for the song.

Tommy Duncan said...

Not campaigning in states like Michigan and Wisconsin worked so well for Hillary in 2016 that Biden is expanding the strategy to the entire US in 2020.

I'm Not Sure said...

If you’re tired of lockdowns, or you’re tired of wearing masks, or you wish you were in church this morning or watching college football or your kids were in-person instruction, it is time for change in this country, and that’s why we’ve got to elect Joe Biden. - Gretchen Whitmer

Threatened with continued lockdowns by your governor if you don't vote for Biden? Why do you folks in Michigan put up with this?

Tommy Duncan said...

The denial of the existence of Hunter Biden's laptop by the mainstream media is quite amusing. Tempers are flaring, spittle is flying and the spin cycle is set at 11.

Meanwhile, Jeffrey Toobin is making inquiries regarding how he can obtain the video of Hunter Biden and his niece.

FullMoon said...

Is it just me, or do politicians speaking from a stage to people twenty feet away seem pretty stupid with a big mask covering their pie hole?

And, you guys see Obama talking at his car rally today? Looked kind of small and old and inconsequential. Definitely should have been in suit and tie to project gravitas, or something.

Obama spending a lot of time with Michelle. Bill spending a lot of time with Hillary, seems to have taken a physical toll.

tim in vermont said...

I am not sure I believe Rudy, but he wouldn’t be the first man to fall for the badger game. It doesn’t really change anything though.

Birkel said...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8856959/Lockdowns-lethal-toll-NHS-vulnerable-patients-laid-bare.html

All those extra deaths in England were caused by the lockdown.
Nobody tell tim in vermont or Karen B.

They are too good for trade-offs.

tim in vermont said...

It’s funny too that Borat is always going on about Republicans taking bribes from Kazakhstan, when it turns out that the anti corruption people in Kazakhstan are more angry at Biden. Of course the truth is kind of inconvenient for the narrative he is trying to create with his material.

Borat is after the wrong political party if he really cares about Kazakhstani corruption, which he doesn’t.

gspencer said...

That old punch line - "Is the pope Catholic?" - is not longer a punch line.

It's now a legitimate question.

roesch/voltaire said...

Russia and Iran have hacked all our voter registration rolls and are now sending out email threatening democratic voters who might vote for Biden. I guess it helps to be endorsed by Putin and the Tallban..

Kai Akker said...

Pictures of Hunter B have a definite Portrait of Dorian Gray quality to them. His eyes, in particular, look older and colder than the big guy's. They show a man who has looked at a lot of bleak vistas. No wonder he thought Beau's widow might save him. Beau tried. She must have tried, too. But the call of the wild is too much for sivilisin' folks, with Hunter. Hunter can't help it, he has to find the wild within. Its farthest edge. And there is always one edge farther, inside the mirage. He cannot annihilate the world no matter how much he tries.

Rick said...

Ms. Pederson asked if there is “any legitimacy” to the statement by Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) that the former vice president’s son and other family members profited off the Biden name. “None whatsoever,” Joe Biden responded

It's odd Biden chose this particular defense that his family benefitted from his name. There's no question this happened with the Ukrainian oil company spending a fortune on his son's salary who had no expertise in the industry. It would have been at least conceivable he didn't know about it, but that's not the claim he made. He's counting on the media to defend him because this sort of corruption isn't that big a deal while also being able to say he denied it. This contradiction is possible only with corrupt media.

tim in vermont said...

That picture of Joe and Hunter Biden with those Kazakhstan kleptocrats? Giuliani should have Borat photoshopped in there, because those creeps are the inspiration for his character. It might actually hit Cohen where he lives to be forced to face the fundamental dishonesty of what he is doing.

john said...

Word has it that when Trump and Stahl were completing their 60-min interview, which had up till then been both pleasant and informative, she invited him to an adjacent bedroom to take off those microphones and relax with a glass of whiskey, a bedroom kept just for those purposes. At that point he stood up and told her "I would never, and nor would anyone in my administration, fall for such a tawdry and obvious move to compromise the office of president of the United States."

Sally327 said...

I am watching the World Series which has been entertaining so far. I was surprised to find out that there is only one African-American player, which doesn't seem possible but there it is. Of course it's Mookie Betts who has talent enough for 5 players but still.

So far no politics, at least I haven't heard or seen any. Does a shot of the American flag flapping in the breeze count?

Lawrence Person said...

Peak 2020 censorship stupidity.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Iran REALLY wants Biden back in.

https://twitter.com/Oregonian/status/1319069327404969985

tim in vermont said...

That’s. why I always say you are a moron Birkel. I don’t support lockdowns, except for things like sporting events and concerts, you know, like they do in Sweden.

https://kfgo.com/2020/10/08/sweden-pauses-plan-to-allow-bigger-sports-crowds-as-infections-rise/

Are you really so simple minded that you can’t distinguish in your mind the difference between support for masks in certain indoor public places from lockdowns? Survey says: Yes!

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Given tonight's news that fake Proud Boys e-mails were fabricated by Iran to feed a media narrative to hurt Trump, you have to wonder how much of the other obvious media concern-trolling over "white supremacy" and QAnon is also the product of Iranian election interference.
The Never Trump "Lincoln Project" fell for the Iranian disinfo about the Proud Boys, and called for them to be doxxed and jailed. They deleted the tweet now after the FBI's press conference.

h/t sean davis, mark dice

tim in vermont said...

"I guess it helps to be endorsed by Putin and the Tallban..”

You know that they found a lot of bin Laden’s letters, and this isn’t made up bullshit like yours, and he told his men not to shoot down Biden’s plane even if they had a chance, because he thought that Biden was such an idiot, it was better to leave him in place to do harm to the US.

BUt any time you feel like explaining why Putin wants a POTUS who supports US energy production over Biden, feel free to explain.

Drago said...

roesch/voltaire: "Russia and Iran have hacked all our voter registration rolls and are now sending out email threatening democratic voters who might vote for Biden. I guess it helps to be endorsed by Putin and the Tallban."

The idiot r/v "forgot" to share that the efforts cited today by Radcliffe and Wray explicitly stated this activity was done to hurt Trump.....which makes Biden the recipient.

And why not?

After all, the wife of the Moscow Mayor, a Putin crony, wired $3.5M directly to li'l Hunter and Joe in order to facilitate the laundering of $200M in cash.

So, Putin has already purchased Dementia Joe and his entire family.

As expected.

Of course, the ChiComs beat the russkis to the Buy the Biden's game, didn't they?

And the ChiCom's spent $1.5 Billion to do that!

r/v has nothing to say about that, because....well, what can you say?

Meanwhile, we could be also be talking about naked Hunter with underage girls in his family....which will make an interesting talking point going forward.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Holy crap...

is this real?

If so - I am freaking impressed and I want to move to France.

(actually - after Crook Crook Crook liar Biden and his crooked media and the crooked FBI drag Crook Biden across the finish line - I want to move anywhere.)

rehajm said...

Incumbent President from first term incumbent party and no recession = victory.

Model that fivethirty poll watchers.

Clyde said...

gspencer said...
That old punch line - "Is the pope Catholic?" - is not longer a punch line.

It's now a legitimate question.


Well, at least bears still shit in the woods.

Lucien said...

Were the intimidating emails supposedly from the Proud Boys that I saw on FB this morning part of the Iranian hijinks? I don’t think Ratcliff said so explicitly.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Roesch - NOPE.

You are mistaken.

U.S. officials conclude Iran was behind threatening emails claimed to be from Proud Boys

MayBee said...

MadisonMan said...
I'm listening to Blue Bayou. Linda Ronstadt's voice is perfect for the song.


It is one of the most beautifully sung songs in modern times.

Yancey Ward said...

"Russia and Iran have hacked all our voter registration rolls and are now sending out email threatening democratic voters who might vote for Biden. I guess it helps to be endorsed by Putin and the Tallban.."

This might well be the stupidest take on any story I have seen in the last month, R/V. This was done to damage Trump, not Biden- it was why CNN, MSNBC, and the lefy twitterverse went crazy spreading this lie around the world this afternoon, only to have it shot down immediately. Normally, I would just assume someone was being facetious with your take, but I have seen literally zero evidence that you are that smart. I suspect you couldn't find Russia or Iran on a map if I gave you a map of Russia or Iran.

tim in vermont said...

"It's odd Biden chose this particular defense that his family benefitted from his name.”

Considering too that Hunter paid for the college educations of Joe Biden’s other children, per media reports like that profile in The New Yorker, while Joe claimed to be earning less than 400K, it seems a little too cute. All of this stuff is right out there in plain sight.

“Hunter considered himself a provider for the family” - New Yorker

We know all about it now, kicking 50% to ‘Pop’ holding shared for The Big Guy and Jill.

Yancey Ward said...

How many hoaxes did CNN, MSNBC, and the twitterverse fall for just today? 4 or 5?

tim in vermont said...

Troy Aikman said that just because we heard his private thoughts when he thought nobody could hear him doesn’t mean that we know what he thinks about the military and he absolutely doesn’t believe any of the things he said while he thought nobody could hear him and we are assholes if we believe our lying ears.

As the Romans’ said "In hot mic, veritas."

320Busdriver said...

So the Property receipt Mr Mac fixer guy got from the fbi in connection with the subpoena bore the case # 272D.
Turns out 272 is fbi speak for money laundering.
So there’s that.

Mike of Snoqualmie said...

Putin didn't help Trump in 2016 and he's not helping Trump in 2020. Why would he want to help Trump when he's bought and paid for both Hillary and Ol' Joe? Hillary's Clinton "Foundation" raked in at least $145M from Russia and Bill got a $500G speaking fee for giving a speech in Moscow. Ol' Joe raked in the big bucks from Hunter's stint at Burisma.

Keep Trump and oil/gas prices will stay low. Hillary would have and Ol' Joe will kill fracking and thereby raise oil/gas prices. That's a nice gift to Putin. Russia's bleeding dollars now; they've had to cut their defense budget 5% because there's no money coming in.

Trump is also leaning on Russia's allies, not there are many, such as Iran. The sanctions are costing both Russia and Iran big bucks. The nomenklutara can't recharge their offshore accounts anymore.

Yeah, so vote for Corruptocrat Joe and see your income taxes skyrocket as well as gas, natural gas and energy prices.

mandrewa said...

Tony Heller: Alterations to the US temperature record (part 3)

Original Mike said...

Blogger roesch/voltaire said..."Russia and Iran have hacked all our voter registration rolls and are now sending out email threatening democratic voters who might vote for Biden."

How hopelessly stupid do you have to be to believe IRAN wants Donald Trump reelected?

Gahrie said...

Russia and Iran have hacked all our voter registration rolls

Why hack them when you can buy them for a nominal fee?

Jon Ericson said...

Oh No.

OldManRick said...

So Althouse is sitting out this election. She probably knows Biden is corrupt and a serial groper so she won't vote for him. That's good, Biden is a horror show. She doesn't like Trump's style, which is her prerogative , so she won't vote for him. I'm not sure that I've ever seen her complain about Trump's accomplishments - lower unemployment especially among minorities, peace progress in the middle east, Bosnia and Serbia, and some historic steps in Korea that may have been derailed by the constants attacks on Trump at home. She probably isn't happy with the judicial appointments but I don't remember any complaints.

The question is would Trump's style have been less abrasive if the democrats had accepted his election?

Think about the attacks on Trump: the Russian Collusion hoax started by Hillary, the revelations of spying by Obama, the Mueller investigation, and the impeachment for trying to investigate Biden's corruption. And all of this with the press gleefully riding these bandwagons. How would you expect him to react if he knew none of it was true and that the democrats and press was trying to destroy his presidency? Add to that the direct attacks on his supporters like General Flynn, Mumford, etc.

If the rule of law is not a game but a means for a peaceful society, then I believe are things that you must admit are wrong. If you don't believe, or ignore these, law becomes a dirty game played with no rules. The among the things I find wrong and don't believe can be ignored are:

Hillary's emails, private server, and destroying subpoenaed data.

The whole Steele report and the support it was given by the deep state and the press.

The treatment of General Flynn.

The Mueller team wiping all their cell phones so there is no record of internal discussions.

The impeachment - it seems there is very legitimate reason to be investigating Biden.

The entire Antifa / BLM movement including both outrage for police trying to deal with criminal activity and direct attacks on police.

Direct threats and attacks on Trump supporters - I haven't seen anything about Biden supporters being punched, egged and spat upon, having their hats stolen - if it happened I'm sure it would be on the front page of every liberal paper.

The final question is would Trump's style seem different if he didn't have to fight against the lies, derision, and attacks targeting him. His rallies seem very optimistic and very much "we can do this". But they are (and probably must be) punctuated with counterattacks on those targeting him so we will not know what it would be like with out the hostility shown to him.

Drago said...

OM: "How hopelessly stupid do you have to be to believe IRAN wants Donald Trump reelected?"

Well, basically, you'd have to be r/v level stupid.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Russian money flowed to Clinton foundation - AKA - the Clinton family slush fund - while she was secretary of state.

that's why Hillary built the entire lie about Russian wanting Trump. Cover.

Hillary is asshole.

Drago said...

Mike of Snoqualmie: "Putin didn't help Trump in 2016 and he's not helping Trump in 2020. Why would he want to help Trump when he's bought and paid for both Hillary and Ol' Joe? Hillary's Clinton "Foundation" raked in at least $145M from Russia and Bill got a $500G speaking fee for giving a speech in Moscow. Ol' Joe raked in the big bucks from Hunter's stint at Burisma."

BTW, in addition to the $1.5 Billion the ChiCom's gave Hunter and Joe thru the "investment company" (wink wink), the ChiComs also, very helpfully, kicked in $70 Million to Dementia Joes "Foundation" (wink wink).

Joe clearly has dementia, but he isn't so far gone that he didn't learn how to do what the Clinton's did.

I'm Full of Soup said...

RV: our voter lists are public info and can be purchased. So no need for anyone to “hack” them.

Clyde said...

Drago said...
...
So, Putin has already purchased Dementia Joe and his entire family.

As expected.

Of course, the ChiComs beat the russkis to the Buy the Biden's game, didn't they?


It's almost like the plot for The Producers, isn't it? Joe and Hunter as Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. Or Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick if you preferred the remake in 2005.

Birkel said...

tim in vermont has now officially changed his position of the last seven months to "does not support lockdowns" and I am amused.

That's where our whole disagreement started and I accept your abject surrender.

Next up: you will claim to have always been against masks.

See you in eight months.

mockturtle said...

Gspencer observes: That old punch line - "Is the pope Catholic?" - is not longer a punch line.

It's now a legitimate question.


Here's what Pope Benedict said in 2005:
'A century ago, anyone would have thought it absurd to talk about homosexual marriage,' Benedict previously said in an interview with German journalist Peter Seewald.

Benedict continued that equal marriage rights, alongside abortion and reproductive technologies were of the Antichrist.

He said: 'Modern society is in the middle of formulating an anti-Christian creed, and if one opposes it, one is being punished by society with excommunication.

'The fear of this spiritual power of the Antichrist is then only more than natural, and it really needs the help of prayers on the part of an entire diocese and of the Universal Church in order to resist it.'


So it's looking more like Pope Francis is the Antichrist. I always knew it would be a pope. But now he's the subject of a full-length movie in which he espouses every Leftist cause. One-world religion is coming. Soon. And it won't be pretty.

Birkel said...

OldManTick,
I expect Judge Sullivan to release General Flynn from all charges, with prejudice, within two weeks of Trump's re-election.

And I expect Trump to re-hire Flynn immediately into a non-Senate confirmed position providing oversight (including financials) over intelligence. And Wray will be fired. And Haskel. And Grenell will be placed during recess of Congress as either FBI or CIA Director.

Buy an umbrella. The Lefty brains exploding will be messy.

Qwinn said...

If you see Frank Luntz talking about how Trump should focus on policies rather than Hunter's laptop...

It's because Hunter and Frank exchanged emails on that laptop. And they don't make Frank look good.

wholelottasplainin' said...

tim in vermont said...
I am not sure I believe Rudy, but he wouldn’t be the first man to fall for the badger game. It doesn’t really change anything though.

***************

IOW "Innuendo Я Us"

Got it.

Mr. Forward said...

Word of the Day: Bobulinski

wholelottasplainin' said...

Clyde said...
gspencer said...
That old punch line - "Is the pope Catholic?" - is not longer a punch line.

It's now a legitimate question.

Well, at least bears still shit in the woods.
********
NOW the question is, does the Pope shit under the US 80 underpass in SFO?

Yancey Ward said...

For Tim

According to Google Translate, the headline reads

"Does a bandage work?
Top magazines refuse to print the Danish answer"

Of course, that should be "mask", but Google Translate has its limitations. Of course, we all know why the journals refuse to print it, and I guarantee you that if it were printed openly, you wouldn't be able distribute it on any social media, which is why the authors are trying for a mainstream journal. Eventually, they will just release it since I am sure no journal will touch any paper at this point that doesn't "prove" masks work.

walter said...

Biden for Senate stickers due to arrive Friday.

Ken B said...

Tim in vt asks birkel “ Are you really so simple minded that you can’t distinguish in your mind the difference between support for masks in certain indoor public places from lockdowns?”

He is. He never accurately states what anyone else says, because he never grapples with their arguments. Just Orange Man Good. Of course, that's true of a lot of the denialists here too. But some, like Big Mike, are a bit more subtle and coherent. Obviously, some like Achilles are less so.

Speaking of covidiots, where's the worst of them, Anne — who lied, as a boast, about how she was traveling to China and going into the office? In San Francisco, during the lockdown and after the travel ban, like we wouldn’t notice the discrepancy! She also explicitly denied the virus was dangerous!

Narayanan said...

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...
Holy crap...

is this real?

If so - I am freaking impressed and I want to move to France.
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thanks for link. impressed indeed - I had commented about Macron should exhibit them in Louvre(?) for la belle France

did these cartoons ever make it on to social media anywhere?
will they be allowed to be posted on USA social media? will anyone have the guts to post them? will social media claim copyright infringement if anybody posts them? and thus block them?

Pianoman said...

@Sally327: Kenley Jansen is one of the Dodger relief pitchers, and he is black.

The Rays lineup is pretty diverse: Diego Castillo / Willy Adames / Manuel Margot (Dominican Republic), Michael Perez (Puerto Rico), Ji-Man Choi (South Korea), Yandy Diaz / Randy Arozarena (Cuba), and Yoshi Tsutsugo (Japan).

MLB doesn't care what your race is, as long as you can jack 400 foot bombs. Girls dig the long ball.

buwaya said...

How to test Q

Latest posts imply -

Wray is out, soon.
Haspel (CIA) is in some sort of trouble
Vaughn Bishop may be new CIA boss?
There may be news about following FBI people - Jill C. Tyson, Alan E. Kohler

buwaya said...

Oh, Q mentions David L. Bowdich Deputy Director, FBI

None of these people above are in breaking news really, that I can see. Not yet.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

JizzLane's dirty laundry out this morning?

justice for Virginia Guiffre, et al?

Christine Pelosi: "it's quite likely that some of our faves are implicated"

StephenFearby said...

Perhaps the biggest and probably most consequential October Surprise (so far):


Hunter biz partner confirms e-mail, details Joe Biden’s push to make millions from China: Goodwin

By Michael Goodwin October 22, 2020 | 12:42am

Full statement from Tony Bobulinski to The New York Post

"My name is Tony Bobulinski. The facts set forth below are true and accurate; they are not any form of domestic or foreign disinformation. Any suggestion to the contrary is false and offensive. I am the recipient of the email published seven days ago by the New York Post which showed a copy to Hunter Biden and Rob Walker. That email is genuine.

This afternoon I received a request from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the Senate Committee on Finance requesting all documents relating to my business affairs with the Biden family as well as various foreign entities and individuals. I have extensive relevant records and communications and I intend to produce those items to both Committees in the immediate future.

I am the grandson of a 37 year Army Intelligence officer, the son of a 20+ year career Naval Officer and the brother of a 28 year career Naval Flight Officer. I myself served our country for 4 years and left the Navy as LT Bobulinski. I held a high level security clearance and was an instructor and then CTO for Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. I take great pride in the time my family and I served this country. I am also not a political person. What few campaign contributions I have made in my life were to Democrats."

"...I am the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family. I was brought into the company to be the CEO by James Gilliar and Hunter Biden. The reference to “the Big Guy” in the much publicized May 13, 2017 email is in fact a reference to Joe Biden. The other “JB” referenced in that email is Jim Biden, Joe’s brother.

Hunter Biden called his dad ‘the Big Guy’ or ‘my Chairman,’ and frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing. I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.

I realized the Chinese were not really focused on a healthy financial ROI. They were looking at this as a political or influence investment. Once I realized that Hunter wanted to use the company as his personal piggy bank by just taking money out of it as soon as it came from the Chinese, I took steps to prevent that from happening.

The Johnson Report connected some dots in a way that shocked me — it made me realize the Bidens had gone behind my back and gotten paid millions of dollars by the Chinese, even though they told me they hadn’t and wouldn’t do that to their partners..."

https://nypost.com/2020/10/22/hunter-biz-partner-confirms-e-mail-details-joe-bidens-push-to-make-millions-from-china/

OK, payback for squeezing Bobulinski out of the proceeds of a lucrative China deal.

Crazy World said...

Once again, Obama and Biden made complete fools of themselves today and they weren’t even together!
Voted in person and on paper showing ID and scrutinized in beautiful blue Hawaii, Trump 2020 tsunami. Lock them up

Humperdink said...

Troy Aikman's comments surprise me. He apparently is unaware pilots need hours, hours and more hours to maintain their skill level. The biggest surprise, however, was his support for Kammy Harris. As if the NFL needed more bad publicity. What an idiot.

gadfly said...

Politifact deems Facebook claims of Hunter Biden laptop pics showing him torturing and raping children under age 10 in China is false.

The unproven claim has roots on a fringe internet forum that’s a known source of online disinformation, 4chan.

Further, Vice says the perpetrators are Qanon Trump followers.

Milwaukie guy said...

Just got back from a day up off Cornelius Pass road farting around and burning slash and stuff. It looks like I haven't been to Althouse since Sunday.

I want to make a strong books recommendation, especially if you're into alt-history. The authors are Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen.

Their first trilogy was about the Civil War: Gettysburg, Grant Moves East and a third. I'm reading it for the second time, it's such an enjoyable read. The basic premise is that Lee takes Longstreet's advice, defeats Meade at a second engagement and the ANV wins. Spoiler alert. In volume 3 the Union wins.

I just read the first two volumes of their Pacific War. With a 1st volume buildup going back to the 30's, we're barely at Dec. 10, 1941. So far I haven't heard when a volume 3 coming.

The cool alt-history counter-factual is that Yamamoto replaces Nagumo as the Combined Fleet admiral.

Cool beans.

stevew said...

Russia and Iran are behind the threats from the Proud Boys - why are so many Americans such dupes and willing to believe these false stories about their fellow Americans? Why aren't more Americans, of all political parties - aligned to fight these foreign attempts to interfere and influence our elections?

This just in: dump the mask, embrace the mouth wash!!

Study shows mouth wash may inactivate the Covid virus

exhelodrvr1 said...

Milwaukie:
I just finished "Gettysburg: A Testing of Courage." Very good. I made a point at the beginning of taking a few minutes to memorize the map of the battlefield and nearby region (which I hadn't done previously with other Gettysburg books). Made it much easier to keep track of the events.

Rusty said...

gadfly.
Facebook? Really? Your hot news source is a rumor on Facebook? The actual facts are damning enough. You don't need to search for shit in an outhouse.

mezzrow said...

I found this amusing...

After a year-long excursion into the belly of the beast, Dr. Jordan Peterson emerged this week and was dismayed to find millions of Americans worshipping at the altar of a golden Karl Marx statue. Overtaken with righteous anger, he smashed his stone tablets containing 12 Rules for Life into tiny pieces.

"Hey there, bucko! Woe unto thee, eh?" Dr. Peterson said to the writhing sea of reveling comrades below, his voice cracking with emotion. "You have sinned a great sin, and I don't find any of these behaviors to be particularly useful! Did any of you even make your bed this morning? I'm sorry, I'm sorry, but you're simply not worthy to receive my 12 Rules for Life!"

With that, Dr. Peterson raised the tablets above his head and smashed them onto the rocks below.

"Now, for this grave sin, and Lord knows it's a bloody catastrophe, you shall all drink bitter waters!" Peterson proclaimed.


https://babylonbee.com/news/jordan-peterson-returns-to-find-americans-worshiping-golden-statue-of-karl-marx-breaks-12-rules-for-life-in-anger

If Moses was as Canadian as a Robertson screw, he'd be Jordan Peterson.

Humperdink said...

To borrow a phrase, it appears the bark is being peeled off the Biden family lore. One painful strip at a time.

It also appears there needs to be a ceasefire in the Birkel, Ken B. and Tim of V Covid wars.

Sally327 said...

"@Sally327: Kenley Jansen is one of the Dodger relief pitchers, and he is black."

Kenley is from Curacao, not an African-American. And yes absolutely there are lots of international players in the game these days.

tim maguire said...

Have the NY Post reporters who didn’t want their names on the laptop story made a statement? If they have, I haven’t seen it. It’s a huge story, whether they thought it should be or not, and I’d like to hear from them why they didn’t want credit for it. What were their reservations?

iowan2 said...

Gadfly, I clicked over to vice just to confirm what I already knew. The entire story carefully avoids sourcing any of their content. NOTHING goes back to any source, not even an anonymous source. A mention is made that the computer shop owner 'told reporters'...but never names reporters or who they might work for. That is the closest it gets to a fact.

But that's good enough for gadfly. If your chinese handlers are paying you more than a penny a post, you are grossly overpaid.

wildswan said...

Is there "systemic racism" in the Democratic leadership of Wisconsin? Think about this. Elderly, frail members of the black community in Milwaukee and Madison are particularly vulnerable to covid. No one knows why. Does the public health community call on Governor Evers for financial assistance or the University of Wisconsin-Madison for scientific expertise to investigate this, to find causes, and to help these Wisconsin citizens? No. Public health issues regulations requiring the toddlers of LaCrosse to mask up. How will it help the elderly members of the Milwaukee's black community who are disproportionately vulnerable to covid if the sixth grade of Portage La Prairie learns on-line? Why isn't public health solving the mystery of the disproportionate vulnerabilities in Milwaukee instead of assisting in the socialist takeover of the counties by seizing power to regulate the economy during a public health crisis? Covid would not be seen as far more dangerous than flu in Wisconsin, it would not be seen as a public health crisis, if it not were far more dangerous to elderly members of the black community in Milwaukee and Madison than to the third grade of Janesville. So why isn't public health, why aren't the Democratic leaders of those cities trying to help the threatened cohort? This is what racism really is - posturing in place of finding out what the threats to the black community really are today. I don't say racism is systemic in America but I do say racism is, at present, the leading cause for the way in which the Democratic political establishment is handling the covid threat in Milwaukee and Madison. And so history will say.

buwaya said...

" It’s a huge story, whether they thought it should be or not, and I’d like to hear from them why they didn’t want credit for it. What were their reservations?"

Paranoia speaking -

Because they are likely to be targeted for professional retribution, within the media industry. Working for the NY Post is bad enough, in that depraved media subculture that requires such politico-cultural conformity. Having played an important role in such a politically significant incident is likely to make them unemployable.

320Busdriver said...

@Drago
Slow Joe wasn’t able to perfect the graft/corruption enterprise the way the Clintons were because Hunter was running the Biden foundation IT department. If they had someone more reliable, and not a drug addict, then they would have known that a key piece is that private server in a closet.....Come on man!!

Jersey Fled said...

Well, there goes the Russian Disinformation theory.

https://nypost.com/2020/10/22/hunter-biz-partner-confirms-e-mail-details

tim in vermont said...

"t also appears there needs to be a ceasefire in the Birkel, Ken B. and Tim of V Covid wars.”

In that spirit, I am going to accept Birkel’s admission, even though he makes it with his usual stupid bluster, that he had never really read or if he did, never really understood any of the posts that he had inveighed against so passionately in these threads almost daily.

I am going to break this out into small paragraphs so that maybe Birkel can follow it. I supported the lockdowns when the bodies were piling up like cordwood in NYC and Itally, and have advocated lifting them since that time. Once it became clear that opening schools carried little risk, which was months ago, I suggested that schools should re-open, even if teachers were taking a risk, and that teachers who were at risk, by reason of age or otherwise should be offered an early retirement package, you may recall. I remember buwaya commented on it anyway.

Like Sweden, I don’t support having concerts or sporting events yet.https://kfgo.com/2020/10/08/sweden-pauses-plan-to-allow-bigger-sports-crowds-as-infections-rise/. If that makes me a lockdown fanatic, so be it.

As for Yancey, we have discussed that. You tell me how the study addresses the issue of whether masks reduce the spread from asymptomatic people, which laboratory experiments suggest that they should, and I will be happy to listen. The majority of the reason for wearing masks is to protect others, like the lady at the supermarket who is exposed to many dozens of people per day. If she is simply wearing a surgical mask, and none of the customers are, it likely isn’t going to work. Like that recent case in the Vermont prison where the guard was wearing a mask, and he interacted briefly multiple times with prisoners who were in isolation for COVID who were not wearing masks. Masks are more an effort to help others than a sign of fear.

As for that article from Ireland on Instapundit. It’s the purest bullshit. Mask wearing is anything but “nearly universal” in Europe. They hardly wear them in Denmark or Norway, the two countries I have been watching along with Sweden. Italy just instituted a “universal mask mandate” the first week of October, because the virus is getting out of control there again. Paris did their mask mandate at the beginning of September due to a surge in cases that had already developed. It was a tell that the article had no supporting evidence for the claim that wearing masks was “nearly universal” and a quick web search showed why. The US is now doing better than Europe and part of it is that we have had the mask mandates going on in our major cities the whole time.

But he does make one good point. For a lot of people there is an irrational response against what should be for any adult not ruled by his emotions, a simple, low effort, common sense way to try to protect yourself and mostly to protect others.

Were mask wearing *is* nearly universal, COVID is under control, but I know those are Asian countries like South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. But lets ignore those because Asians, who not coincidentally have higher average IQs than us.

Kai Akker said...

So, "clearly," lol, born in 1970, Robert Hunter Biden was named after the Grateful Dead's lyricist. Cannonballs, confirm or deny, please!

Narayanan said...

Study shows mouth wash may inactivate the Covid virus
………

isn't mouthwash some kind of bleach and everybody accidentally swallows some

Trump and those researchers should be impeached.

Humperdink said...

"It also appears there needs to be a ceasefire in the Birkel, Ken B. and Tim of V Covid wars.”

"In that spirit, I am going to accept Birkel’s admission, even though he makes it with his usual stupid bluster, that he had never really read or if he did, never really understood any of the posts that he had inveighed against so passionately in these threads almost daily...... I am going to break this out into small paragraphs so that maybe Birkel can follow it."

Ceasefire? We don't need no stinkin' ceasefire.

Churchy LaFemme: said...

My favorite Forstchen books are his "Lost Regiment" series wherein a New England Union regiment somehow sideslips into a parallel world full of terrorized humans under an apex predator species. Luckily they are all 'can-do' Yankees of the best sort..

Unfortunately he got caught up in the, presumably much more lucrative, work with Gingrich and has never finished the series.

Gahrie said...

My favorite Forstchen books are his "Lost Regiment" series wherein a New England Union regiment somehow sideslips into a parallel world full of terrorized humans under an apex predator species. Luckily they are all 'can-do' Yankees of the best sort..

I just posted about this, and your comment showed while I was typing. I wrote him back when the books first came out and suggested he contact a comic book company and do a graphic novel adaptation. I still have his reply.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

gadfly - Hunter Biden wasn't torturing young girls - he was having sex with them. a 14 year old.

But your reduction to the absurd

Drago said...

gadfly: "Politifact deems Facebook claims of Hunter Biden laptop pics showing him torturing and raping children under age 10 in China is false."

LOLOLOLOLOL

Perfectly Clintonian non-denial denial.

Perhaps one of the girls was 10 years + 1 day old. So, not "under age 10"!! All is well!

Yancey Ward said...

Sigh....Tim, literally no evidence will ever be good enough for the maskers, I see- just like the journals that are refusing to publish it. I am done. When the Danish study is available, I will post it and that will be it.

Michael K said...

Blogger roesch/voltaire said...
Russia and Iran have hacked all our voter registration rolls and are now sending out email threatening democratic voters who might vote for Biden. I guess it helps to be endorsed by Putin and the Tallban..


R/V posts stupid stuff but this is an out and out lie. I don;'t recall you lying before, just making dumb remarks.

Rick said...

Ken B said...
He never accurately states what anyone else says, because he never grapples with their arguments. Just Orange Man Good. Of course, that's true of a lot of the denialists here too.


This is pretty amusing coming from Ken.

Speaking of covidiots

Yes, speaking of covidiots remember when they claimed we needed lockdowns because infections were exponential. Now they continue to criticize others without recalling their own stupidity.

It's pretty clear none of the lockdowns had much effect by noting countries and states with lockdowns fall within the range of those enacting stringent lockdowns. If lockdowns were effective these states and countries would be negative outliers.

Yet now that they've been proven wrong they simply move on to pretend this never occurred while trying desperately to retain their self image of brave and lonely truth tellers.

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gadfly said...

Blogger Drago said...
gadfly: "Politifact deems Facebook claims of Hunter Biden laptop pics showing him torturing and raping children under age 10 in China is false."

LOLOLOLOLOL

Perfectly Clintonian non-denial denial.

Perhaps one of the girls was 10 years + 1 day old. So, not "under age 10"!! All is well!


I don't know what a "Clintonian non-denial denial" is but if you have facts to dispute Politifact's research, show us - otherwise please don't bore us with purely imaginary Trumpian theories. The "under 10" was specified in the post that they evaluated.

Original Mike said...

Ken B said..."He never accurately states what anyone else says, …"
Rick responded…"This is pretty amusing coming from Ken."


Yeah, no kidding.

Still waiting for Ken B to produce the Covid denial comments he claims I made.

Rick said...

I don't know what a "Clintonian non-denial denial" is but if you have facts to dispute Politifact's research, show us - otherwise please don't bore us with purely imaginary Trumpian theories.

It's revealing the media is claiming the reports can't be verified because they don't have access to the emails, but somehow Politifact has concluded they are false. It takes a special kind of stupid to believe both assertions. Chutzpa for referring to imaginary theories while doing exactly that.

Big Mike said...

It also appears there needs to be a ceasefire in the Birkel, Ken B. and Tim of V Covid wars.

I agree. However a necessary first step is for tim in vermont to acknowledge that he has been wildly over the top along the lines of “Covid! OMG Covid! Covid gonna kill us AAALLLLLLL!” for long enough that he makes it difficult to sort out the nuance of when you stopped supporting lockdowns and why he is one of the last holdouts in favor of universal masking.

For myself, after sorting through claims, counter-claims, cherry-picked data, studies creatively reinterpreted to reach a conclusion at variance with the observed results, “feelz,” flip-flops on the part of WHO, NIH, and the CDC, plus raw bullshit, I have reached a few conclusions:

(1) The only truly effective mask is an N95. Not a KN95, which is built to much more lax Chinese standards. Unfortunately, the US healthcare bureaucracy has made it difficult to make more N95 masks, much less make them available to at-risk citizens.

(2) Cloth masks, which is all most real people can afford, are practically worthless, both for the mask wearer and the people around the mask wearer.

(3) Mask don’t protect the wearer as much as they protect others from the wearer.

(4) Masks appear to lead to greater risk to the wearer, and so summed across the entire US population they are a net negative.

I’m pretty sure I have it right. If you’re going to change my mind you’re going to have to use facts, data that hasn’t been cherry-picked, and not which side of the flip or flop the healthcare bureaucrats are on today.

Josephbleau said...

My Grandmother gave me three civil war things, Haskell's Gettysburg, Horn's Army of Tennessee, and a 4 lb solid shot fired at the second battle of Springfield Mo (Gen Shelby CSA). She said I could decide from there.