Saturday, January 23, 2021

Post-Trump populism

"The Echo Chamber Era" (Taibbi).  You're actually telling me that as much as 46% of Assholes trust 'journalists' and the (((media))) not to lie, constantly?  Well, there's your problem right there!

"The Cool Kids Are Back In Town!" (purple).  To show how bad it was, Trump didn't even have a Peloton!

"If You Miss Donald Trump, You'll Love Joe Biden" (Rall).  The (((media)))'s consistent complete whitewashing of Biden's entire career is quite something to see, even for professional liars.

"Biden administration to review US-Taliban deal".  Here we go again!

"Battle Lines Drawn on Ending Yemen War" (Erlich).  There are hints that the Harris Administration may pick Yemen as the War For The Jews to lay off on, just so they can go all in on WWIII.  Yemen is too geographically isolated to be a proper intro to a World War.

"Russiagate Ain’t Over" (Lauria).

"Why Donald Trump Had to Go" (Koenig).  Not a Davos Man.

An army of psychopaths to build a psychopath country:  "Foot soldiers of the colonizer state" (Murphy).

Tweet (Michael Tracey):

"Read these paragraphs in which the former acting Defense Secretary calls the entire department "rotten" because a Deep State is hiding its functions from civilian leadership"

"Comply or Die" (Audacious Epigone).

"AOC Tells CNN She Skipped Inauguration As She Doesn't "Feel Safe" Near GOP Members" (Durden).  At least we're getting to see the real AOC.  It is pretty bad when you make Cuomo sound like the sane one.

Tweet (Asa Winstanley):
"A few people on Twitter yesterday defended Labour's actions in hiring a former Israeli spy along the lines of: "he's not a spy! He put it on social media!" 
To those people I would ask what he's hiding by now scrubbing this from the social media. (Before and after below)"
A similar situation in Trump's version of Assholia - Q or E?  Cohen-Watnick was the Teflon Man of the Trump Administration.

Greenwald and Blumenthal on the most recent outrageous Facebook censoring, which is starting to hit the class war issue right on the nose.

Tweet (Savvy & Realistic Democrat):
"Post-Trump Populism Has More Room To Grow" ('Hunter Wallace') (also) (income redistribution and an end to the Trannycaust, a winning formula!):
"We need a Huey Long 2.0 to step up to the plate and run against Neoliberal Joe. 

By “Drain the Swamp,” we now mean draining the billionaires of the overwhelming majority of their money. Confiscate their wealth, give that shit away and impose a wealth cap on them. No one should be able to spend $900 million dollars on a vanity presidential campaign. The problem is this concentration of cultural, economic and political power. The job of the next president is to break that up. 
Some people will object that giving away the wealth of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Michael Bloomberg is anti-Semitic because of the disparate impact of redistributing the wealth of America’s billionaires. Forcing these people to live off only $50 million is the equivalent of Auschwitz. I think promoting the idea of a wealth cap will be a lot funnier than gas chambers memes. Just as Neoliberal Joe has what he calls “racial equality,” the Share Our Wealth program is the populist version of “equity.”"
"Google Threatens Shut Down In Australia Over Bill Designed To Better Compensate Content Providers" (Durden). This is a bluff by Google, a particularly arrogant one, and Australia should call them on it. A successful post-Google country would be a model for the world.  Canada is talking about this same issue.

Right out of 1984 and the totalitarian states which inspired it:  "The Enthronement of False Dimitry, and What Will Happen Next" (Karganovic).

Friday, January 22, 2021

Operation Peaceful Transition

A tour de force!:  "Despite What You Heard, There Was No Peaceful Transition" (Goldfield). I suppose that the calls for Biden to fix various injustices aren't getting very far because Biden played such a large roll in creating the injustices in the first place.

Symbolic!:  "Biden Inauguration Soundtrack Includes MF DOOM, an Immigrant Rapper Deported Under Obama" (MacLeod).

Added:  "Teachers Union Berated Trump for Reopening Schools, Now It’s Praising Biden For Doing the Same" (MacLeod).  So far, almost everything Biden has done or said points to him governing exactly as Trump did, or even, in some cases, to the right of Trump, yet everything is suddenly perfect.

"Ugandan President Museveni Wins Yet Another Re-Election Amid International Findings of Massive Fraud" (CovertAction Magazine).  Image search:  "bobi wine arrest"

Here Are the Superheroes To Come and Save Us

Tweet (Laiken Jordahl):

"ALERT: On day 2 of the Biden admin, crews are still building the #BorderWall through the Buenos Aires Natl. Wildlife Refuge in AZ. Every hour we don’t stop them more irreparable damage is done. 

Video taken last night by @PeccaryNotPig free for media use.

Tweet (Max Blumenthal):

"While this may be true, it does not say anything about reversing the drawdown anywhere in this article (by a pro-Israel pundit). Seems like many shared this deceptive tweet without reading the article."

Making the tweet a classic example of the Zionist technique of making something wished for happen by claiming it has already happened, a fait accompli that the goyim just have to go along with.  On the other hand it is completely consistent with what Blinken has already said, and it would not surprise me in the least.  See:  "US military convoy enters northeast Syria: report".  Yinonizing Syria is still a huge priority for Khazaria and thus all Khazars.

"Michael McFaul’s Counterproductive Policy Proposals" (Robinson).  The proposals are very sensible if your only goal is to start WWIII.

Tweet (Savvy & Realistic Democrat):

"Wow, two rightwing Israelis do not want the U.S. to revive the Iran Deal. This point of view is very important for Americans to know about. Thank you Corporal @JeffreyGoldberg for publishing it! #savvy"

Tweet (Rupali Chadha, M.D.):

"Biden is now reversing the executive order put into place by President Trump to reduce pricing for insulin and epinephrine ... 

This is NOT a partisan issue and will harm Americans."

"Neoliberal Joe Is Focusing On Unpopular Policies" ('Hunter Wallace').  Red meat for the DILEs.  Moon on the Trannycaust:  "On Day 1 Joe Biden Destroyed Women's Sports".

"The Moronic Firing of Will Wilkinson Illustrates Why Fear and Bad Faith Mob Demands Reign Supreme" (Greenwald).  Let's all get along and just agree that Mike Pence is awful.

"“Here Are the Superheroes To Come and Save Us”: Media Waste No Time Fawning Over Biden" (MacLeod).  For Joe Fucking Biden, arguably consistently the worst Assholian politician in the last fifty years!

Greenwald thread on those who are now lecturing about 'disinformation'.

Greenwald thread on domestic militarization, and the not-so-curious disinterest in the subject by the (((media))).  Ashli Babbitt?  She Had It Coming™.

Canada has a new GG!  "Payette is the one resigning — but Justin Trudeau has to wear it" (Wherry).  She had an hilarious list of problems with her job, so just didn't do most of it, and treated all her staff with contempt.  She also hated bagpipe 'music', which for a Canadian GG is the equivalent of a sushi chef who is allergic to touching fish.  The vetters told Trudeau she would be toxic, but he was set on an astronaut GG, so picked her anyway.  Her predecessor was a superb GG.


"Donald Trump: Another False Messiah?" (Barrett).  From Zevi to Trump!

There is quite a bit of Killary in President Harris, requiring some sanitization:  "The Washington Post Memory-Holed Kamala Harris' Bad Joke About Inmates Begging for Food and Water" (Boehm).

Funny that the only guy they can't find is also the only terrorist:  tweet (FBI Washington Field):

"#ICYMI: @ATFWashington and #FBIWFO increased the reward to up to $75,000 for information about the person(s) responsible for placing suspected pipe bombs in Washington, D.C., on January 6. Call 1-800-CALL-FBI with info or submit to"

"Anger grows within Labour over role of ex-Israeli military intelligence official" (Cobain/Rickett/Masarwa/Hooper).  A classic example of the problem of how you walk something back when you've already spent the shekels. At least every member of the Labour Party can now rest easy knowing that all their details are in a big file in Tel Aviv.  Now if you forget a password you can just retrieve it from the Mossad.

"We're Back Baby! Bomb'n Biden says "Come on Man" We're Off to War....... by Fred".  Even I am shocked by the speed and shamelessness.  It is going to be a rocky 4 years (if Assholia lasts that long).

"America's Real Unemployment Crisis" (Viable Opposition).  I think the real miracle is that, from reading the (((media))), you'd only get the vaguest notion that there was any kind of problem.

"The Making of US Empire at the Dawning of Its End" (Escobar) (Lindbergh didn't stand a chance) (comment on the missing piece of the analysis by sarz):
"Wertheim details the fascinating, evolving intellectual skirmishes along the first eight months of WWII, when the prevailing consensus among the planners was to concentrate on the Western Hemisphere only, and not indulge in “balance of power” overseas adventures. As in let the Europeans fight it out; meanwhile, we profit.

The fall of France in May-June 1940 – the world’s top army melting down in five weeks – was the game-changer, much more than Pearl Harbor 18 months later. This is how the planners interpreted it: if Britain were the next domino to fall, totalitarianism would control Eurasia.

Wertheim zeroes in on the defining “threat” for the planners: Axis dominance would prevent the United States “from driving world history. Such a threat proved unacceptable to U.S. elites”. That’s what led to an expanded definition of national security: the U.S. could not afford to be simply “isolated” within the Western Hemisphere. The path ahead was inevitable: to shape world order as the supreme military power.

So it was the prospect of a Nazi-shaped world order – and not U.S. security – that shook foreign policy elites in the summer of 1940 to build the intellectual foundations of global U.S. hegemony."

at least it's not trump

Tweet (Joe Catron).

Tweet (Dennis Anderson) (on the Bernie coat-mitts meme, which has been photoshopped by local businesses in front of their establishments all over my Instagram feed):

"We love that meme because we have some sick twisted unfounded belief that Bernie could have/ would have been able to turn this dying empire into a something more humane within the current system. 

If only he wasn’t so cheated and misunderstood."

The Dems are in a bit of a spot now, as Bernie actually has some power, making it much more difficult to hide the fact he makes a lot of noise but never really accomplishes anything.

"Israeli war crimes in Syria – the Trump/Biden strategy" (beeley):

"I will update with any new information as I receive it but it is clear that Biden has no intention of withdrawing from Syria or of lifting sanctions. The deluded “left” are celebrating Trump’s departure but with little appreciation of the Hell they have now unleashed upon this country. The old adage “be careful what you wish for” comes to mind, the Syrian people do not thank America for believing in the mirage of democracy and two party politics – I hope, with all my heart, they wake up to the psychopathic, sadistic, predator class that truly rules them before it is too late for all of us but most of all for the Syrian people who have already endured too much. "

Ha ha ha ha!!!: "If Joe Biden Moves Left, You Can Thank the Left" (Featherstone).  Classic Jacobin (why I almost never link to it).  Except for the completely expected performative identity politics bullshit, and the reversal of a few of the most ridiculous of Trump's last-minute moves (yes, the start of Pompeo's 2024 campaign), Biden has been remarkably unapologetic about how ultra-right-wing he is.  I thought he might throw in just one tiny bit of concrete material benefits to start his regime - that's what it is called when the election is stolen, right? - on the right foot, but no.  Not a sliver, and a repetition and reinforcement of all the worst aspects of Trump's Zionist foreign policies.  Watch for PR outfits like Jacobin to continue to distract from the upcoming Wars For The Jews with this kind of crap.

Tweet (@amuse) (the technical term is 'hitting the ground with a giant bag of shekels'):
"BREAKING: President Biden is considering reversing Trump's drawdown in Iraq by adding thousands of troops to combat growing terror threats in the region as evidenced by Thursday's attack near the US embassy."
Michael Tracey continues with his baffling faith in the integrity of the last election, and is easily shot down by King Baeksu and Bronze Age Kodkod. I am seriously going to have to reconsider Tracey as a reliable narrator, as this is simply ridiculous.

"Biden To Keep Up Trump's Venezuela Regime-Change Policy" (Durden).  There is not even the tiniest of justifications for this nonsense.  (((Blinken))) wants the people of Venezuela to 'really feel the pain', which apparently was the real problem with that softy Trump and his murderous sanctions.

"Biden’s secretary of state praises Trump’s achievements on Israel" (Weiss).

"About Suffering: A Massacre of the Innocents in Yemen" (Kelly).  Well written essay!

Silliness has been proven to never be a problem for warmongering propaganda.  I can't list all the times I have read some utterly ridiculous bilge, just when (((they))) run it up the flagpole, and thinking that it will never fly, and a few months later there's a new War For The Jews based on it.  "The Number Of Uyghurs Has Tripled - The U.S. Calls It A Genocide - Propaganda Fails To Explain It" (Moon).

"The ‘humanitarian’ left still ignores the lessons of Iraq, Libya and Syria to cheer on more war" (Cook).

“Thought leader” Henry Kissinger

"Another Mega Group Spy Scandal? Samanage, Sabotage, and the SolarWinds Hack" (Webb). Khazar false-flag cyber-attack as part of the casus belli to start WWIII against Russia.  Reading all the ties to murderous, thieving Khazars, on multiple levels, you start to get a sense for how deeply dangerous it is for any society to allow this kind of systematic undermining.  Prepare for more of this.  Here's just the Bronfman/Maxwell infiltrations:

"At the time of its acquisition by SolarWinds, Samanage’s top investor was Viola Ventures, a major Israeli venture-capital firm. Viola’s investment in Samanage, until its acquisition, was managed by Ronen Nir, who was also on Samanage’s board before it became part of SolarWinds.

Prior to working at Viola, Ronen Nir was a vice president at Verint, formerly Converse Infosys. Verint, whose other alumni have gone on to found Israeli intelligence-front companies such as Cybereason. Verint has a history of aggressively spying on US government facilities, including the White House, and created the backdoors into all US telecommunications systems and major tech companies, including Microsoft, Google and Facebook, on behalf of the US’ NSA.

In addition to his background at Verint, Ronen Nir is an Israeli spy, having served for thirteen years in an elite IDF intelligence unit, and he remains a lieutenant colonel on reserve duty. His biography also notes that he worked for two years at the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC, which is fitting given his background in espionage and the major role that Israeli embassy has played in several major espionage scandals.

As an aside, Nir has stated that “thought leader” Henry Kissinger is his “favorite historical character.” Notably, Kissinger was instrumental in allowing Robert Maxwell, Israeli superspy and father of Ghislaine and Isabel Maxwell, to sell software with a back door for Israeli intelligence to US national laboratories, where it was used to spy on the US nuclear program. Kissinger had told Maxwell to connect with Senator John Tower in order to gain access to US national laboratories, which directly enabled this action, part of the larger PROMIS software scandal.

In addition, Viola’s stake was managed through a firm known as Carmel Ventures, which is part of the Viola Group. At the time, Carmel Ventures was advised by Isabel Maxwell, whose father had previously been directly involved in the operation of the front company used to sell bugged software to US national laboratories. As noted in a previous article at Unlimited Hangout, Isabel “inherited” her father’s circle of Israeli government and intelligence contacts after his death and has been instrumental in building the “bridge” between Israel’s intelligence and military-linked hi-tech sector to Silicon Valley.

Isabel also has ties to the Viola Group itself through Jonathan Kolber, a general partner at Viola. Kolber previously cofounded and led the Bronfman family’s private-equity fund, Claridge Israel (based in Israel). Kolber then led Koor Industries, which he had acquired alongside the Bronfmans via Claridge. Kolber is closely associated with Stephen Bronfman, the son of Charles Bronfman who created Claridge and also cofounded the Mega Group with Leslie Wexner in the early 1990s.

Kolber, like Isabel Maxwell, is a founding director of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation. Maxwell, who used to chair the center’s board, stepped down following the Epstein scandal, though it’s not exactly clear when. Other directors of the center include Tamir Pardo, former head of Mossad. Kolber’s area of expertise, like that of Isabel Maxwell, is “structuring complex, cross-border and cross industry business and financial transactions,” that is, arranging acquisitions and partnerships of Israeli firms by US companies. Incidentally, this is also a major focus of the Peres Center.

Other connections to Isabel Maxwell, aside from her espionage ties, are worth noting, given that she is a “technology pioneer” of the World Economic Forum. As previously mentioned, Salesforce—a major investor in Samanage—is deeply involved with the WEF and its Great Reset.

The links of Israeli intelligence and Salesforce to Samanage, and thus to SolarWinds, is particularly relevant given the WEF’s “prediction” of a coming “pandemic” of cyberattacks and the early hints from former Unit 8200 officers that the SolarWinds hack is just the beginning. It is also worth mentioning the Israeli government’s considerable ties to the WEF over the years, particularly last year when it joined the Benioff-chaired C4IR and participated in the October 2020 WEF panel entitled “The Great Reset: Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

Start Up Nation Central, an organization aimed at integrating Israeli start-ups with US firms set up by Netanyahu’s longtime economic adviser Eugene Kandel and American Zionist billionaire Paul Singer, have asserted that Israel will serve a “key role” globally in the 4th Industrial Revolution following the implementation of the Great Reset."
Read the whole thing.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Sholom Sholam

Tweet (Tony Hovater):

"Trump's first pardon Sholom Rubashkin.

Trump's last pardon was Sholam Weiss.

Really make you think." 

Tweet (Ben Norton):
"In his inauguration speech, Joe Biden didn't mention a single policy or concrete thing his government will do for people. It was just a bunch of vapid feel-good platitudes about "unity," civility, rebranding the empire as a benevolent force, and, well, making America great again."
"Joe Biden Signs 17 Executive Orders and Directives" ('Hunter Wallace').  Performance art.  The key will be what people think when they realize Joe isn't going to do any of the important things they thought he would (to be fair, he tamped down expectations at every possible opportunity, but people don't want to hear that, and so don't).

"Joe Biden, welfare king" (Cooper).  The scourge of means testing.

Tweet (Ali Abunimah):
"The latest in hysterical fear mongering is that Russia or China are going to hack Biden’s Peloton bike. @nytimes has a whole article about it. Maybe Hillary Clinton can lead a 9/11-style commission into “exercise security”?"
"Which nation will US Democrats try to destroy in the next 4 years?" (Mazaheri).  China is the safety school of Khazar targets.  (((They))) will take a war on China if they have to, as any insane Assholian militarism is 'Good for the Jews', but what (((they)))) really want is WWIII on Russia, to remove Putin.  (((They))) may use a War For The Jews on Iran as their back-door to WWIII against Russia, to be mainly fought in Europe ((((they))) all despise Europe, and want to see it turned into a nuclear wasteland, making the bribed Euro-trash kid-gloves approach to Israeli genocide even more hilarious).

Thread by Dan Kervick on Maga kooks and Resistance counter-kooks.

"Ironic" (Robinson).

Biden version Q (Added:  link has died, but it was a 4chan rant, probably from /pol).  QAnon wrecked MAGA as it induced passivity in the frogs, telling them to wait for the 'plan' and not challenge anything Trump did, so the rational approach is to consider it as a psych op, almost certainly by the Swamp.

The real Navalny thread by katya.  I don't ever remember Gessen being quite this stupid:  "Alexey Navalny’s Fearless Return to Russia".  The 'Novichok' was the standard Russian middle-aged male lunch of two bottles of vodka (with a cocktail of other drugs), which caused the coma due to his diabetes.  "Swedish Laboratory, Stockholm Court Confirm Alexei Navalny Prepared NATO Secrets, Adding Evidence for Treason Indictment in Russian Court" (Helmer).

"Wikipedia: The Overlooked Monopoly" (Olenick).  Doesn't even mention the extreme Zionist slant (to the extent I feel Wikipedia was set up to establish 'facts on the ground' to protect murder and land theft by Khazars, with the other stuff there to provide camouflage).  This sounds like a problem easily rectified by proper competition, so we have to wonder why nobody tries to set up an alternative with sensible editing procedures.

Although the (((social media))) censors ostensibly to combat 'hate', hate doesn't really bother them in the least:  "Twitter, Facebook And YouTube Allow Incendiary Anti-MAGA Video To Remain On Platforms" (Durden).

Same thing with 'feminism'.  The Dems could care less about the lives of women (or girls).  "Biden Abolishes Female Sports Champions" (Sailer).

"GM Human® — Bill Gates’ Plan For Our Future" (Hugus):
"The thread running through Bill Gates’ history is that this man isn’t interested in feeding the poor or helping humanity through improvements in medicine and public health. His field is making computers perform tasks through software programs. He sees people as computers to be programmed to meet human behavioral and eugenic goals which he and the global elite find desirable. The software engineer has become a world-scale social engineer, but continues to use his original model. We should keep in mind, however, that within the larger program (post-MS-DOS), Gates has never been acting alone.

The use of  technology to manipulate the human genome could open what Bill Joy, writing twenty years ago, called “Pandora’s boxes of genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics” which could irreversibly change what it means to be a human being.17 Even if its intentions were benevolent, science should know better than to meddle in something it knows so little about, including the human immune system. You can never change just one thing, as everything is connected.

But when it comes to the oligarchs now ruling much of the world, it is hard to escape a picture of not mistaken use of science but actually malevolent use of science, and excessive power reaching into madness. There are other examples of this in history, such as the development of nuclear weapons in the 1940s, but this time many diverse actors are using technology which could be even more harmful and difficult to control. No one should ever have been allowed to amass the power which people like Bill Gates hold, not to mention those who back him. Clearly and urgently, these people must be stopped."
"Israel Is Losing the Fight To Obscure Its Apartheid Character" (Cook).  This is a little weird, as it completely misses the trickery behind the 'apartheid' description, and asking B’Tselem to be anything other than it is, a blood-pouring-from-the-fangs land theft and genocide promotion operation, is ridiculous.  We're just seeing more farm animal manipulation.  It is exactly the same thing that Weiss does.  'Look, goyim, we've got everything under control, and are moving swiftly to the blessed 'two-state solution', so don't interfere and fuck everything up, OK?'

Pure Evil.  "Revealed: Israeli Settler Groups With Ties To the US Are Evicting Palestinians in Mass" (Buxbaum).

"15 Ways To Cope When You Don't Like The President" (The Babylon Bee).

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Never known a love he had not paid for

Tweet (An0maly) (or been Jewish gangsters):

"Edward Snowden & Julian Assange should have dropped a fire mixtape then maybe they woulda got a pardon." 

It is too bad.  Trump could have found an unassailable place in the history books as a champion of freedom of speech, but he wasn't a big enough man to do it.

Brutal, if true, no-pardon tweets by Snowden.

"'Q-Anon' Bears Striking Resemblance to Bolshevik Psy-Op From 1920s Known as 'Operation Trust'" (Menahan).  Also.

We've just passed another uneventful burst of Iran Talk.  We now await the false-flag attack on Assholia that will serve as the casus belli for WWIII.  "How CENTCOM Chief McKenzie Manufactured an Iran Crisis to Increase His Power" (Porter).

Tweet (Ali Abunimah):
"I fully agree. We can relax now that we have a President committed to justice in Palestine, ending all the wars, canceling student debt, ending Trump’s war on immigrants, ending prosecutions of journalists and immediately expanding Medicare to everyone. #justKidding"
Added: Twitter seems to be struggling to load, perhaps under the weight of inauguration tweeting.

Just slightly more rude

"just slightly more rude" 

"Macron rules out official apology for colonial abuses in Algeria".  "The Paris massacre that time forgot, 51 years on" (Hani).  "Algeria to Protect its National Interests" (Odintsov).  "Déclaration de Georges Abdallah pour le meeting anti-impérialiste".

Tweet (Ben Norton):

"Twitter just suspended the account of Venezuela's new National Assembly, which was voted on in an election in December (which the USA refused to recognize), while Twitter verified puppet Guaidó's coup "gov't" 

These Silicon Valley free speech overlords are tools of US imperialism"
I just had a Bill Gates computer crash - it is such a splendid idea to let him own all the farm land and control everybody's health! -  and lost my most recent links, so that's it for now.

Absolutely outstanding

Tweet (How Upsetting):

"Absolutely outstanding"

 Lampert is hilarious!

Tweet (Michael Tracey):

"Have any journalists with a significant national platform raised even the slightest concerns about the propriety of the ongoing DC military occupation? Most appear to have accepted it as Sadly Necessary in light of the Threats they’ve heard rumors about"

By their own logic, the Dems are going to have to insist on a similar permanent military lockdown, as the 'threat' is never going away. Shithole totalitarian state.

"Escobar: Baghdad On The Potomac - Welcome To The Blue Zone".

"The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming" (Greenwald).  "Incitement to violence".

Tweet (Scott Heins):
"This video of the NYPD charging and arresting workers on strike for just a $1/hr raise is 10,000 times more politically relevant than any image or footage coming out of DC this week"
The Khazars have a Pardons For The Jews Office, and there are an awful lot of ((())) in the pardon list, including some of the most unseemly.  The Dems who tut tut about the corruption behind Shekels For Pardons should be reminded of Marc Rich, the proceeds of which Ol' Killary - who, btw, is insane - might have used to off Seth Rich.

"Biden will recognize Guaido as Venezuela's leader, top diplomat says" (Rothschilds).

"Blinken’s diplomatic cart will have a bumpy ride" (Bhadrakumar).  "Biden Administration's 'New' Foreign Policy Is The 'More Of The Same' Old One" (Moon).

"Biden Lifts Health Care Plan From Insurance Lobbyists" (Perez/Rock).

Tweet (Sarah Jackman):
"Hard to watch this bs. Hard to believe we are going to keep going down the same stupid path...
"There is a lot that Iran would need to do to come back into compliance" Antony Blinken on #JCPOA"

Tweet (Kevin Gosztola):

"The difference between Blinken and Pompeo appears to be Blinken isn't rapture ready and he will wave an LGBTQIA flag when promoting military interventions. But they both love destructive regime change policies or "efforts to restore democracy" in the world."
Tweet (AFP News Agency):
"#BREAKING Biden State pick says US embassy will remain in Jerusalem"
Tweet (Daniel Chaitin):
"Tucker Carlson: Mitch McConnell "sent word over to the White House: if you pardon Julian Assange, we are much more likely to convict you in an impeachment trial.""
Tweet (Dimitri Lascaris):
"A new study estimates that the pandemic’s total cost to the United States will be $16 trillion, or 90% of annual GDP, by the fall of 2021. 
Meanwhile, rigged U.S. stock markets are approaching yet another record high.… #COVID19"

 Tweet (Daily Caller):

"CNN's David Chalian says that the side lights on the National Mall's reflecting pool are like "extensions of Joe Biden's arms embracing America.""

Just as an aside, the editing functions in the New Blogger are abysmal to the point it is actually unbelievable. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Manipulated manipulated media

I don't usually recommend videos, but this one is short (and scary) (and recent):  "Joe Biden Will Do Fine. He’s Fine. It’s All Fine. Don’t Worry About It." (Anglin).

Added:  I was just noticing in the dementia videos that Joe looks much, much older, almost like a different person.  Ha! - could the non-dementia Joe be a body double?

Share Our Wealth Proposal

"Biden’s Key Role in the Crime of the Century: The 2003 U.S. Invasion of Iraq" (Kuzmarov).  Talk about Teflon!  Biden's played a big role, usually a necessary role, in getting bipartisan approval for various outrages, for almost fifty years, and is almost never called out on it.  One of the most striking is his pivotal part in the setting up the very things that BLM protests about, yet blacks overwhelmingly voted for him and conducted the vote fraud required for such a lousy candidate to be able to claim victory.  Amazing!

Tweet (Yasha Levine):

"Like I keep saying, the respectable opposition to Trump is just as paranoid and nativist as he and his supporters are — they just operate in a different market and demographics."

"Joe Biden’s "Juban" and other weaponized immigrants" (Levine).  Scroll down for the Blumenthal tweet on the Blinken-Maxwell connection.

Konst.  Bernie is going to find it difficult to hide his usual role as turd polisher and enabler in the current Senate configuration.

A change in belief system:  "America’s First Revolution Is Happening Now" (Roberts).

"Tucker Carlson Brings Up Huey Long" ('Hunter Wallace').  Scroll down for the Share Our Wealth Proposal, which would look good today, with some of the numbers updated.  You can see why they had to kill him.

Hot Tuna

"Funding Joe Biden - Part 2 - The Campaign" (Viable Opposition):

"Given that American politicians are always for sale, it is always interesting to "follow the money", particularly given that some of the big spenders (i.e. Tuna/Moscovitz) have substantial skin in the game when it comes to banning communication from Donald Trump and showing their political bias in how they have attempted to manipulate American voters."

Tuna/Moscovitz are Facebook, so don't hold your breath waiting for the extreme criminality of social media companies to be addressed.

"Lobby Group Sues Apple To Remove Telegram From App Store For Allowing "Hate Speech"" (Watson).  The 'lobby group' looks like it was manufactured by Big Tech for this very purpose.

"Trump’s Twitter and Facebook bans are working" (Rupar).  Is Rupar the absolute worst, or just in the Top 10?

Wars For The Jews!!! (and no more need for Antifa, it having served its purpose):  tweet (Alex Ward):
"THREAD for confirmation hearing of Avril Haines to be the Director of National Intelligence 
In opening remarks, @MarkWarner says the US still faces terrorist threats, and then goes on to list *antifa* among other groups (like jihadist, etc.) 
"Spain legal victory exposes EU lie about BDS" (Abinimah).

Some things are too insane to believe:  "UK Labour Party hires former Israeli spy" (Winstanley) (also) (also).  A lot of 'normal' Khazar behavior is simply a dare - are you going to do something, anything, about our outrageous behavior, fueled by sheer chutzpah, or are you going to cuck again?  We always cuck.

"False Accusations Used Once More Against President Assad of Syria" (Sahiounie).  We're going to see a lot more of this kind of crap now that Wars For The Jews are back on the table.

"US economic decline and global instability" (Phillyguy).  Short history of complete decline.  Note the centrality of PNAC in wrecking the joint.  Assholia was going down a dark road, and Kristol/Kagan put their foot on the gas.

More on the Red Orange Man Scare:  "Viral #TrumpsNewArmy Video Is Liberals At Their Craziest And Scariest" (Johnstone).  I'm always surprised by these things as I can never imagine that people might be this stupid/awful.

"DRC: How the CIA Got Patrice Lumumba" (Soudan).  "In Memory of Patrice Lumumba, Assassinated on 17 January 1961" (Toussaint).

"Newly declassified transcripts shed further light on FBI’s farcical failure in Russiagate hoax" (Klarenberg).  Comey doesn't come off too well.

"How the Environmental Lawyer Who Won a Massive Judgment Against Chevron Lost Everything" (Lerner).  Reminds me of Lynne Stewart.  We know how corrupt the Assholian 'justice' system is.  I note that the SJWs are calling for various sorts of attacks, including disbarment, on lawyers who represent Trumpists or Deplorables.

Big day

This is a big day.  It is not often you see the last day of an Empire, but, one way or another, this is the day.  WWIII and Civil War, coming right at 'cha.  January 19 should be a world-wide holiday of joy, as these Assholian fuckers finally self-immolate with a big dose of their own medicine. 

But first . . . 

I don't expect to see very much protest tomorrow.  Washington is locked down, people will be a little spooked by the vehemence of the crack-down on larping after walking through open doors, waived in by the cops, and it takes time to organize a coup.  I'm expecting to eventually see 'Deplorables' joining with their local National Guard pals, who can bring the big weapons including military vehicles, and an assault on some state capitol or other, with the hopes the the Biden over-reprisal will stir up the entire flyover country.

Tweet (Evan Hill) (these aren't so much trial balloons - they are going to do it whatever the reaction - as threats):

"Former intelligence official on PBS NewsHour tonight saying that the US should think about a "9/11 Commission" for domestic extremism and consider applying some of the lessons from the fight against Al Qaeda here at home."

Even if Trump fails to pardon Assange today, there is still tomorrow morning, when a last-minute pardon would create maximum combustion of Clintonista heads, which is what showman Trump is looking for.  On the other hand, he may be too terrified of the Swamp.

Biden isn't going to do it, as Assange is the devil for the Dems.  "QAnon for Democrats? Hillary Clinton & Nancy Pelosi suggest Putin ORDERED Trump to launch Capitol siege in unhinged interview".  BlueAnon is about the only thing that could make QAnon look relatively sane.  Not only do Clinton and her lackeys believe this shit, but they are not shamed to say it out loud.

Tweet (CNN) (pre-excusing Biden not doing anything, including fulfilling any of his promises):

"The top two Senate leaders are nearing a power-sharing agreement to hash out how the divided chamber will operate, with Democrats in charge of setting the schedule but both parties likely to hold an equal number of seats on Senate committees, sources say"

"Greenwald Explains How Biden's Neoliberal Policies To Fuel Rise Of A "Smarter, More Stable Donald Trump"" (Durden).  Actually, it is going to be Trump 2.0 + Wars For The Jews.  No more Clarification for you, goyim.

Just like late 40s, early 50s Red Scare, which people now claim to look upon in horror, even as they behave exactly the same way: "'I had no qualms': The people turning in loved ones for the Capitol attack" (Paul).

Tweet (Matt Taibbi) (a lot of the deplatforming and shuttering has been dealing with potential future competitive threats; also note how the big social media thugs all work together, like multiple arms of the same Golem, to censor):

"With this, we formally enter the era of journalists from one outlet publicly calling for their commercial rivals to be punished for sedition."

"Goodbye Sheldon Adelson" (Giraldi).  It was the cancer that was killing him that drove his reckless speed at subverting Assholia.

I'm not at all surprised that this huge move is not 'news'.  Next stop is Israel in NATO (which, after all, is now just a Zionist proxy army).  "Trump's parting gift to Israel" (el-Fatouh).  Note how this flows out of the Arab 'recognition' efforts of President Jared, getting the foot in the door through American troops in Arabia.

The virus and the larpers.   "The Unlikely Connection Between Wellness Influencers and the Pro-Trump Rioters" (Chang).  "Capitol Mob Has Roots in Anti-Lockdown Protests" (Hvistendahl) (apologies for the comical level of 'wokenness' in this article).  The last straw for a lot of people barely holding on was the obviously ineffective government response to the pandemic.

La Resistenza.  None of our political leaders or medical bureaucrats are fit for their jobs.  Not even close!  It could be that there is no answer to the problem, but the kind of contact tracing, temperature monitoring (which I almost never see in Canada except in my dentist's office), and enforced isolation - hell, we've still got full airplanes flying in and out! - that was so successful in many Asian countries, still hasn't been tried, and we're fobbed off with various economy-destroying, billionaire-enriching partial - not the big-box stores! - shut-downs, the cumulative effect of which is destroying people's lives.

Monday, January 18, 2021

No pardon

Tweet (Eric Bolling):

"White House “sources” telling reporters @wikileaks #JulianAssange won’t get a Presidential pardon. 

Should Assange be granted a pardon?" 


"Michael Brendan Dougherty: Trumpism After Trump" ('Hunter Wallace'): 

"It is true that the Democrats are two parties – the Democrat Independent Liberal Elites (DILEs) and the Democrat Leaning Working Class (DLWCs) – and that the overwhelmingly White, college educated, upper middle class professionals who are lifestyle progressives who embrace Modernism or the DILEs dominate the Democratic Party. The DLWCs are much more moderate on cultural issues. Donald Trump won 25% of the DLWC vote in the 2016 election by running as a populist and nationalist. Bernie 2016 ran as a DLWC candidate. Woke Bernie 2020 tried to appeal to the DILEs to fend off Elizabeth Warren."

"The Core Conservatives who dominate the Republican Party and the Solid Liberals (DILEs) who dominate the Democratic Party are the problem for everyone else in American politics. The wealthy are polarized into two camps of cultural libertarians and fiscal libertarians. The middle of the horseshoe is a vast sea of poor, working class and lower middle class voters who are caught in between these two camps. Most people in this country are not extremists on cultural issues or economic issues but tend to be middle or the road and the key to getting out of this ditch is figuring out how to unite those voters against the two extremes.

The political solution is a compromise. Wealth redistribution in exchange for getting rid of the yoke of political correctness or wokeness or basically the Democratic Party of the New Deal era. Sure, there were “racists” in that party, but look at what was accomplished compared to our own times. The standard of living for the vast majority of the country rose for decades as opposed to stagnating or falling. The alternative is things keep going the way they are going now and income inequality gets worse and the political correctness gets worse and neither side gets what they want most until at some point the social fabric of this country completely unravels"
Tweet (Alex Rubinstein) (also):
"Joe Biden is definitely not going to make good on his promise that "there will not be another foot of wall construction" during his presidency. Yet another bold claim and bold faced lie that reporters have failed to critically question him on"
"Biden’s ‘American Rescue Plan’ and Its Opponents" (Rasmus).

"The Unwelcome Return of the Real Purveyors of Violence" (Paul).

"An Open Letter to DLive Regarding the Future of the Platform" (Chang).  "The Trump Ban: The Only Free Speech Zone for American Conservatives Is Russia" (Kirby).  "You Can’t ‘Just Build Your Own Twitter’" (Mariani) (I like 9).

Dan Cohen tweets on political murders in Colombia (also).  "Killings of Colombia ex-FARC fighters persist amid peace process" (Grattan).

Tweet (Mark Ames):
"This seemed like one of those "oh come on, they can't be that insane" jokes a few days ago, but it really looks like they're going to try to pin Jan 6 on evil Rooskies. Gotta love this "witness", like a Naked Gun parody of a cop stitch-up."
Tweet (Bryan MacDonald) (nor should they):
"Tried to explain here why the Kremlin isn't concerned about International reaction to the Navalny case. While it looks irrational from a Western POV (essentially elevating Navalny to hero status), it needs to be understood that Russian elites no longer care what the West thinks."
"Microsoft, Big Tech Coalition Developing Rockefeller Funded COVID Vaccine Passports" (Watson).

"Twitter Suspends Account of Russian COVID Vaccine Citing Attempted U.S. Hack" (MacLeod).

"Funding Joe Biden - Part 1 - The Inauguration" (Viable Opposition).

"For Martin Luther King Day: Let Us End His “Second Assassination" (Ehret).

Forgetting is forbidden; also remembering

"Without Democracy in the U.S., Can the Simulacra of Democracy Survive Elsewhere?" (Crooke):

"It was well-known that Trump might well reject the election results, because of postal ballot potential fraud (as postal ballots assumed their disproportionate 2020 electoral predominance). The Transition Integrity Project (TIP) precisely (purposefully?) had taunted Trump last June with its forecast of a contested election in which Trump would lose – after “all of the mail-in ballots had been tallied”. The TIP then had turned to the prospective tactics and tasks for forcefully ousting a President-in-denial from the White House. (The media and ‘platforms’ had been participants in this early war-gaming of how to deal with a Trump, who contested the election result, and questioned the legality and authenticity of postal ballots).

It needn’t have been this way – but no compromise on rules on postal balloting was attempted (rather, the reverse). In any event, the Capitol invasion now stands as a major psychic event (the “Insurrection”) searing the American consciousness. Apart from unnerving the legislators, unused to experiencing a sudden loss of security, the invasion has become the sacrilege to a ‘sacred space’ (with all the additional connotations of America’s exceptional, divine mission). The daggers were gleefully plunged in – Trump is impeached again; he is to be tried in the Senate after the Biden inauguration; and he and his family, may expect the legal dismemberment that will follow.

The ‘Blue State’ has – from Trump’s first election – been determined to crush him. That is underway. And somehow sychronistically, we now have the Tech digital deletion of Red America from social platforms, with talk of a ‘purge’ and cultural ‘re-education’ for his supporters (and their children), as well. Biden is already speaking like a War President (and the Capitol now has taken the air of a theatre of war, with troops and weapons strewn about its corridors): “Trump”, said Biden, “has unleashed an all-out assault on our institutions of democracy, from the outset, and yesterday was but the culmination of that unrelenting attack”.

Here is the key first implication to that ‘psychic event’ – not just for Americans, but for the world spectating the unfolding events: Biden has called for measures against “domestic terrorism”, and used language that is usually reserved for combat with an external enemy state – language such as accompanies major wars. This is ‘revenge cycle’ material. In the case of two nations, literally at war, they do do this. This is a part of it. They hope to resolve their conflict through humiliation, repression and the forced submission of the other (i.e. Japan after WW2). But America is, at least nominally, one nation. What happens when a single nation splits, with one turning the ‘seditious’ elements into an ‘alien other’?"
"Yet of greater – and wider – significance is that the ‘noble lie’ – the mask concealing the cynical arrangement that is American ‘democracy’ – has been stripped away. The crucial import was underlined by the German FM, Heiko Maas, when he observed: “Without democracy in the U.S., [there is] no democracy in Europe”. 

What might have Maas meant? Possibly, he was referring to the angry 75 millions of Red America that have now grasped the shocking magnitude of the fraud played on them. By fraud here is not a reference to the particular claims about 3 November, but to the much bigger fraud of a system rigged in the interests of the Establishment. This has been one of the basic props to the engineered consent upon which public order and social stability in America and Europe has rested for decades: the naïve belief in the democratic essence of the system.

This prop is being overturned by the ‘Blue State’ precisely in order to savour a sweet revenge on Trump for pulling aside the mask on so much else of ‘Establishment America’. Trump laid bare how corrupt the ‘swamp’ had become, and he articulated Red America’s deepest concerns and frustrations about off-shored jobs, economic precarity and ‘forever wars’. They, in turn, had projected their exasperation, bitterness, and illusions back onto him, turning him, by default, into their standard-bearer.

Yet – astonishingly – this toppling of the pillar of an engineered ‘noble lie’ is being done precisely by those (the Establishment), who one might have thought, had the most interest in keeping it intact. But they cannot resist it. They just cannot forgive ‘outsider’ Trump’s intrusion into their neatly constructed illusions: trashing their elaborate ‘construct’ of reality, simply by magicking up new ‘facts’ to contest their ‘science’.

Isn’t this what is so frightening for Merkel and Maas? The EU has its own, more fragile, ‘noble lie’. It is this: States – by relinquishing a portion of their sovereignty – might hope to participate in a ‘greater sovereignty’ (i.e. the European Project), and still believe that it is ‘democratic’.

This cynical European arrangement only stands if Merkel and Macron can hold up American ‘democracy’ as the guiding principle to the European Project (however misleading that may be). But now, with the ‘lights going out’ in the ‘City on the Hill’, and with only a broken democracy ideal under which EU leaders may shelter, how will the dreary formula of a diluted sovereignty, with no real democracy; with no roots in the ground below; with the EU moving to ever closer oligarchy, and led by an unaccountable, and secretive ‘politburo’, survive?
The point is that European ‘democracy’ is also rigged towards Germany and the élites. And ordinary Europeans have noticed, (especially when only one part of the community bears a disproportionate burden of the Covid economic pain). The élites fear Trump: he may lay it all bare, for all to see."
Perfect example of the problem:  "Do Democrats realize the danger they are in?" (Cooper).

"Iran’s Top Commander Mocks US for Putting Armed Forces on Alert for Biden’s Swearing-in Ceremony".

"Biden inaugural guest is Venezuelan coup leader charged with inciting violent assault on gov’t building" (Parampil).  A clear signal to the world that nothing has changed, and as crazy and evil as the Fat Fuck was, he reflected Assholian foreign affairs perfectly.

"Neoliberalism is Fascism with Better Manners" (Urie).

"UN Expert: Crippling U.S. Sanctions on Syria Are Illegal and Hurting Civilians" (Maté) (or here).

"Friedman: No rational person would return to Iran deal" (Harkov).  

"Court Rules Palestinian Filmmaker Must Pay Damages To Israeli Soldier Who Took Part in Massacre" (Peled) (with a link to the movie).  That legal move encapsulates the purest essence of the Khazars.

Just don't let it happen again:  "Kuwait's Al-Qabas newspaper apologises for unintentional use of the word 'Israel'".  "Archbishop Hanna: “Trade Deals Between Some Arab Countries And Israel Are War Crimes”".

"ADL: Doxxing Is Bad Except When We Do It" (Sailer).

"Cutting Google out of your life".

Tweet (Dan Cohen):
"Twitter suspended the accounts of FARC fighters Jesús Santrich and Ivan Márquez, upon request of the Colombian national police, after they released a statement critical of narco-president Ivan Duque."
Bernie on some random Russian gangster/extreme right-wing wannabe politician; Bernie on Assange.

Tweet (Heshmat Alavi's Trenchcoat):
"Brown Regime Changer starter pack

1) blue checkmark or en route to a blue check 

2) affiliation(s) with respectable, ghoulish Western orientalist institutions

3) outward signifiers of brownness that scream "PoC author" 

4) armed with Zionist Victimhood Complex™"
"Swiss text sleuths unpick mystery of QAnon origins".

"El Salvador's 1992 Peace Accords -- To Forget Is Forbidden" (El Salvador Perspectives).

Deplatformed cesspools

"Parler's Back from the Dead With a Domain Registered to Epik, Home to Gab and Daily Stormer" (Stanley) (primo #1 'journalism', right here!; my emphasis in red):

"Parler came back online Sunday with a defiant message to the social network’s “lovers and haters.” Its new host appears to be Epik, a domain name registrar that has harbored other deplatformed cesspools like Gab, the Daily Stormer, and 8kun predecessor’s 8chan, thus cementing Parler, the self-proclaimed “world’s premier free speech platform,” in the online shit hole hall of fame."

"Ex-Facebook exec calls for de-platforming OANN and Newsmax, laments that some conservatives have BIGGER AUDIENCES than CNN".  Tweet (Jack Posobiec):
"The angry man calling for conservative media to be eliminated today on CNN is 
Stamos is the disgraced Facebook chief security officer who left the company after massive failures, including allowing child pornography on the platform"
"As Tech Companies Purge Users, Here Are Some Alternatives" (Black).

It's going to be very confusing in the next few days, intentionally so: "Armed Protesters Begin To Arrive At State Capitols Around The Nation" (Durden):
"While the protesters are being identified across various platforms as members of a so-called "boogaloo" movement, they largely appear to be generic anti-government anarchists - some of whom call themselves "liberty boys," and others who oppose the conservative Proud Boys. Their sudden emergence surrounding the inauguration is curious, to say the least."
Tweet (Max Abrahms) (also!):
"The media has now walked back the two most frightening stories about the rightwing extremism threat since the Capitol attack. The media should be doing everything to depict the threat accurately — not just scare-mongering for ratings and political effect."
Curiously, Tracey doesn't accept the overwhelming evidence of The Steal (of course, without one single audit - the lack of which should tell you everything you need to know in itself - we'll never have 'proof'):  tweet (Michael Tracey):
"It wasn't "unlawful." I spent over two months arguing with right-wingers that their obsessive election fraud delusions were insane, but declaring as "seditious" members of Congress taking part in a parliamentary maneuver is maybe even more insane"
"The Great Purge Approaches" (Lang):
"It appears to me that Schumer has in mind to try former President Trump in the senate with John Roberts presiding.  IMO this is unconstitutional.  As Alan Dershowitz said on the TeeVee today, the prospect of such a procedure should be horrifying to all.  Why?  If the congress can try a private citizen and bar him/her from holding federal office, then whichever party controls the congress can simply bar significant opposition figures from office by re-defining the meaning of statutes, imputing motive where there is none and through guilt by association.   This all begins to smell like Stalin's show trials in the 30s in which he killed off his Old Bolshevik comrades and the leadership of the Red Army.  Trump will always remain vulnerable to the civil courts.  The Dems fear that Florida or federal courts in Florida will not extradite him?  They should live with that in the interest of maintaining the Union.

We now have most of downtown Washington, DC transformed into a Green Zone on the Baghdad model.  25,000 federalized National Guard troops plus various kinds of cops occupy that zone.  25,000?  How about 1,000?  How about 2.000?  What do they expect, an attack on the Biden inauguration platform from the other end of the Mall?  The bridges from Virginia are closed by order of his majesty Ralph Northam.   We live here under Ralph's imperial decrees in a vast outdoor prison.  The ability of the imperial authorities to wall us up, each in our own crummy little domain bodes ill for the future.

Not for the first time am I disgusted by the susceptibility of those I thought my countrymen to waves of hysteria.   German and then Communist spying in WW1,  Prohibition, internment of Japanese descended citizens of the US in WW2,  McCarthyism, the 2K fantasy in which people waited for the end of civilized life, 9/11, after which the whole country went into a profound funk and stumbled about terrified of the NEXT ATTACK.   And now, we have the Left's desire to destroy opposition, the opposition of 75 million citizens and to do it through mass mobilization of political hysteria.

This will never be the same country again.  We have lost the talent needed to maintain a federal republic."
"My Favorite Joe Biden Photo" (Sailer):
"This 1976 picture looks like a still from a 1970s paranoid thriller film like The ConversationThree Days of the Condor, or All the President’s Men. Joe would be well-cast as the sleazy lawyer sent by the covert government agency or giant multinational corporation to warn the hero to back off. He looks like a cross between Peter Boyle, John Cazale, and Harry Dean Stanton."
Tweet (Emo Philips):
"So I can keep doing it then?"

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Most popular

Tweet (Bird):

"if I'm getting this right the most popular president in American history needs 20+ thousand soldiers to protect him from citizens but the soldiers have to be disarmed to protect him from the the soldiers" 

This has turned into a pure shithole country inauguration.

Immature and unreasonable

I think we all know about this phenomenon, but this is a particularly good explanation (and explains why Mitch wouldn't let that $2000 slip from his cold, dead hands, even at the cost of being able to run the Senate; I'll bet he prefers the fun of gumming up the works as Minority Leader):  "GOP’s Familiar, Troubling Plan to Torpedo Biden’s Presidency" (Bartlett):

"One reason Republicans are far more successful than Democrats in implementing their agenda is they have a long-term plan that actually anticipates Democratic victories from time to time; in fact, the occasional Democratic victory is essential to its success. The basic strategy here is called “starve the beast”: it involves big tax cuts when Republicans are in power and hardline deficit reduction when Democrats are in charge. (Occasional Democratic control is actually essential to give Republicans political cover for spending cuts that might otherwise prove politically painful for them.) It worked perfectly during the administrations of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump, and Republicans are now preparing to keep it going through an almost-inevitable Joe Biden administration."

"Liz Cheney suffers impeachment vote blowback at home: 'Couldn't win a primary today for dog catcher'" (Miller).  Primarying her and Rubio would be good for the party, and the country.

"Signal is a government op" (Levine).  This is undoubtedly true, but Levine is taking quite a bit of abuse for it on Twitter, either from government agents who want to trick people into using it, or from pragmatic types who fear people will be scared away from taking any security steps with this kind of talk, and that Signal is still better than nothing.  The bottom line is that if you have things to say you don't want the government to hear, speak in person or use trusted couriers.  Be like bin Laden.

"Liberalism’s War on the Internet" (Studebaker):
"Liberalism is grounded on the idea that instead of having a state which is committed to one particular moral theory, religion, or worldview, the state will be committed to the “freedom” or “liberty” to create and choose one’s own values. These values are constructed through civil society organizations. There is a plurality of these organizations, offering a menu of different values. Traditionally, they include churches, universities, unions, social clubs, and so on.

The more intelligent liberal theorists recognize that it is possible for these civil society organizations to promote values which are hostile to pluralism, and therefore hostile to freedom as liberalism understands it. Max Weber condemned these organizations and their followers as “immature”, because in his view, they fail to recognize that their freedom to choose their illiberal values itself depends on the freedom which the liberal state secures. Much later, John Rawls called these same people and organizations “unreasonable”.

To deal with this, clever liberal theorists encourage the state to regulate civil society. By policing out organizations which are “immature” or “unreasonable”, liberalism offers a curated discourse, in which citizens are free to choose from among values which all happen to be compatible with the liberal state. The freedom, then, is a freedom to be liberal, to submit to the liberal state, because the liberal state has a monopoly on what counts as “mature” or “reasonable”.

Of course, if we become widely conscious of this, liberalism begins to look totalitarian, and the freedom it promises begins to look illusory. To make curated pluralism credible as genuine pluralism, the state must not be seen to enforce the curation. The curation must appear to be the natural consequence of reasonable, mature arguments winning out over unreasonable, immature arguments. 
This is easily achieved during periods of liberal consensus, when liberalism has managed to create sufficient social stability that there are very few people who attempt to advance illiberal ideas. But when this consensus begins to break down, liberalism must find a way to regain control over civil society. This typically begins in finding a way to purge civil society without being seen to purge it."
Tweet (Glenn Greenwald) (in a set of tweets referring to the issue reflected in this oddity; Hawley is obviously politically terrifying to the Dems, as he seems willing and able to experiment successfully with popular populist positions):
"AOC has since denounced Hawley for his objections to the Electoral College but hasn't shamed those who worked with Hawley.

Relatedly: I can't remember a time when the soft-socialist Left has been more aligned with or loyal to the Democratic Party as now. Very little daylight."
Tweet (Whitney Webb):
""AOC said there is a spectrum of radicalization that ranges from sympathizers to conspiracy theorists, to Neo-Nazis. Such radical ideology could lead to violence and domestic terrorism." 
Just wait until 9/11 truth and Epstein get the same treatment."