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Erasing Women

October 31, 2020

I keep hearing that women are more inclined to support the Democrats, but why would they support people whose agenda is literally erasing the very concept of women? Here are the latest bulletins from the loony bin of the “party of science”:

A transgender, self-proclaimed “lesbian warrior princess” has filed a human rights lawsuit against a women-only beauty pageant for not letting “her” compete, just because she still has male genitals. The pageant already changed its rules to allow fully surgically altered trans contestants, but that’s not good enough.

And pardon me for bringing this up, but it’s more about insanity than biology: Tampax is under fire from its actual female customers for a new “woke” twitter ad that reads, “Fact: Not all women have periods. Also a fact: Not all people with periods are women. Let's celebrate the diversity of all people who bleed!”

Fact: Only one of the two things above is a fact. If you’re baffled as to which one, you’re probably a member of the “party of science.”

A Well-Deserved Grilling

October 31, 2020

Wednesday, the Senate grilled the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google about their deplatforming, banning and blocking of conservative voices and any news that might harm Joe Biden’s political fortunes (at least the Senate Republicans grilled them. The Democrats seemed fine with it, having adopted the belief that the fascistic crushing of free speech by big tech is just dandy as long the monster eats them last.)

We’ve seen this show before: the denials, the weasel words, and the feeble excuses, parsing of language and faux protestations of wide-eyed innocence (Mark Zuckerberg claimed to be unaware that Facebook’s “election integrity” official is a former Biden policy adviser), all to make us believe that these Silicon Valley billionaires are stunned at the very suggestion that their companies might harbor bias that affects their content.

Naturally, the leftist media tried to spin the hearings against the pro-free speech Republicans, with Axios.com claiming that they were just trying to “influence them against cracking down on misinformation from Trump and other conservatives.” First of all, if they are a neutral platform, as required by law if they don’t want to lose their protection from lawsuits, then they have no business deciding that any particular viewpoint represents “misinformation.” If they were honest and even-handed and only banned real misinformation, CNN would be missing from Google searches instead of many conservative media sites.

Second, how many undercover videos have we now seen, and how many whistleblowers have come forth, that all reveal how far left these companies’ corporate cultures are, and how among themselves, they proudly boast of silencing conservatives while turning a blind eye to far worse infractions by the left? How many conservative posts have they banned for “inciting violence” that plainly weren’t, while allowing open threats by liberals against the President or his supporters to stand untouched? In short, who are you gonna believe, these microchip Mussolinis or your lying eyes?

In one case, it became patently obvious how phony their excuses were. When pressed about Twitter’s censorship of the New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claimed they were no longer being censored, and that “anyone can tweet these articles.” Sen. Ted Cruz responded, “What he told the Senate, under oath, is false. I just tried to tweet the [New York Post] story alleging Biden’s CCP corruption. Still blocked. 18 USC 1621 makes it a felony to lie under oath to the Senate.”

In addition to the outright lies and phony excuses, we also got an encore of their previous Congressional appearances that featured disingenuous pleas for us all to work together and find solutions for the problems they’re personally causing. Dorsey later tweeted, “Some of you don’t trust we’re acting in good faith. That’s the problem I want to focus on solving. How do services like Twitter earn your trust? How do we ensure more choice in the market if we don’t?”

GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy replied, “Here's a first step that Twitter can take to change that: STOP TARGETING CONSERVATIVES.” Others noted that if you claim to be baffled why people don’t think you’re acting in good faith when you ban the President’s tweets as hate speech and propaganda but allow Iran to tweet “Death to America,” then your claims of acting in good faith are not being spoken in good faith.

Stephen Kruiser has more about this at PJ Media, along with a prediction that nothing will change because they’re hoping to run out the clock, help Biden get elected and the Democrats take over the Senate, and then the “the very behavior that prompted yesterday’s hearing will be rewarded by the Dems.” So if you needed a 10,312th reason to get up and go vote Republican, there you go.

Think censorship by the media and Big Tech over the “Biden Inc.” story is bad? Oh, it’s even worse than that. Here’s another example...

Glenn Greenwald has resigned from THE INTERCEPT, the publication he co-founded in 2013, after the editors censored a piece he’d written that they deemed critical of the Bidens.

On Wednesday, he posted a resignation letter on Twitter, saying his editors had, in violation of his contract, refused to publish an article of his unless he deleted “all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the candidate vehemently supported by all New York-based INTERCEPT editors involved in this effort at suppression.”

Note that Greenwald is no right-winger; THE INTERCEPT has always leaned left.

Greenwald’s letter is now posted at an independent publishing site called SUBSTACK (the implication being that Twitter censored him too). He joins journalists Matt Taibbi and Andrew Sullivan in moving to that site.

Ironically, it was constraints on Greenwald’s reporting of the Edward Snowden story in 2013 that caused him to co-found a new site that would give him the ability to report more freely. “The reason it was created,” he said to Tucker Carlson Wednesday night, “was to ensure that journalists would always have complete journalistic independence and editorial freedom –- never have to pull punches journalistically or pay homage to pieties because of the...partisan or ideological preferences of editors or of anybody else. That was the core founding idea and vision.”

But now the outlet he created to avoid censorship is intervening to censor HIM, just a few days before an election. This was because he “wanted to publish reporting and analysis about the evidence that raises serious questions about the conduct of the candidate that all of the editors at that outlet vehemently and enthusiastically support.”Greenwald isn’t American, but after dealing with his New York editors, he said his choice to resign reflects a trend of “repression, censorship and ideological homogeneity plaguing the national press.”

As he said in his resignation letter, those editors even demanded that he “refrain from exercising a separate contractual right to publish this article with any other publication.” Ah, so they really were pulling out all the stops to try to bury it.

Greenwald appears to be caught between the prevailing political forces of the day. As THE EPOCH TIMES put it, “Before President Donald Trump was elected in 2016, Greenwald’s reporting and commentary were influential among anti-war and civil liberties groups on the left. However, since the last election, he has drawn criticism for his appearances on FOX NEWS.”

Knowing Trump as I do, it doesn’t surprise me that Trump is being looked upon more kindly these days by some who are anti-war and pro-civil liberties. Those don’t seem to be leftist views any longer. In fact, Trump is the President who has brought long-antagonistic countries to the peace table and is bringing troops home. He’s also defending constitutional rights to free speech and free assembly, while the left is doing just the opposite in an attempt to clamp down on opposition.

Greenwald said in his statement that his right to journalistic independence was being “suppressed by an authoritarian, fear-driven, repressive editorial team in New York bent on imposing their own ideological and partisan preferences on all writers, while ensuring that nothing is published at THE INTERCEPT that contradicts their own narrow, homogenous ideological and partisan views, exactly what THE INTERCEPT, more than any other goal, was created to prevent.”

Greenwald has had trouble with his editors before by daring to assert that the conclusion Trump was “colluding” with Russia was not supported by evidence. For that, he said, he was branded as a “Trump supporter,” which, to these editors, must have been the worst thing you can call a person.

In 2019, in an interview with THE HILL about the Russia investigation, he said, “These kinds of scandals get conflated into tribalistic and ideological litmus tests, so that you’re required to say that you’re on the side of the anti-Trump forces and believe things that you don’t actually believe are true upon pain of being accused of being a Trump supporter.”

Ask any conservative in Hollywood if that's not true.

Greenwald explained that THE INTERCEPT was intended to be unique for another reason: its skepticism, particularly towards intelligence agencies. At the time it was founded, they were reporting on Ed Snowden and Wikileaks and were under heavy fire from the CIA, NSA, and “deep state.”

"We knew they were lying constantly,” he said, “and disseminating propaganda in a very powerful way. So we set out to say, ‘We’re going to investigate them, and we’re going to be skeptical of them; we’re going to subject their assertions to critical scrutiny.” Now, he’s embarrassed and angry that the very outlet he co-created published an article that snidely dismissed the Biden story as “Russian disinformation” that no one should pay attention to.

The topper: In support of that view, it cited a letter from John Brennan, James Clapper...and “the rest of the goons from the CIA and the intelligence community asserting it,” even though they admitted in the same letter that they had no evidence of “Russian disinformation." THE INTERCEPT conveniently left that last part out. I’m sure Brennan and Clapper and the rest of the goons would approve.

This is the opposite of what Greenwald created THE INTERCEPT to be. It now accepts as gospel whatever the intel community says, even though “there’s never been any evidence that [the “Russian disinformation” story has] been true and everything since has disproven it.”

"Nobody,” he said, “certainly not even Joe Biden, disputes that these emails and other text messages are completely real and authentic.”

He made the point that for years, the left had “a healthy skepticism of the CIA” that went along with their anti-war activism, but that in recent years, “that has all disappeared.” He says this is because the CIA devoted itself from the very first to “sabotaging Trump.” Greenwald dared to question just a few things they held sacred, and “whoever does that must be destroyed,” he said. The CIA and “deep state” became “heroes of the liberal left, the people who support the Democratic Party.”

This “union of power,” he said, is now the deep state --- especially the CIA ('who lie for a living') --- plus “the neo-cons, the Bush-Cheney operatives, Silicon Valley and Wall Street...along with mainstream media outlets that are fully behind the Democratic Party, which is likely to at least take over one branch of government if not all of them in the coming election.”

I’m much more optimistic about the outcome of the election than Greenwald is, but he’s right to say that the prospect is “a very alarming proposition, because they’re authoritarian, they believe in censorship, and they believe in suppression of information that exposes them in any kind of a critical light.”

The CIA was never supposed to be involved in our politics. As Greenwald pointed out, we now have ex-agents of the CIA, NSA, DOJ and FBI infiltrating the media and telling us what we ought to believe, utilizing lies, leaks and clandestine operations. I'll say it: if we don't clean house and find honest media alternatives, we truly will be living in a banana republic, forced to pass those "tribalistic and ideological litmus tests" imposed by the left.

Never-Trumper News

October 31, 2020

This week, I reported on the latest undercover expose by Project Veritas of a political operative in San Antonio who boasted of harvesting thousands of ballots from seniors and recently-released criminals, often in exchange for gifts or free beer. She’s now claiming that she knew the undercover reporter was with Project Veritas and only said all those false and self-incriminating things as part of her own undercover counter-investigation. Yeah, that’s the ticket!

We’ll see if the Texas Attorney General, who’s already launched an investigation, finds that excuse believable. In the meantime, to clear up a question from the original report: yes, she is usually a Republican political operative, but this alleged operation was to harvest votes for Biden and other Democrats, reportedly sponsored by both Democrats and local never-Trump Republicans.

In other never-Trumper news, the bitter pills at the Lincoln Project aren’t too good at thinking things through (obviously), so it’s no surprise that their latest ad that tries to paint Trump as a dangerous dictator who will seize power in the future for a third term inadvertently implies that they expect he’ll win a second term.

The despoilers of Lincoln’s name are reportedly trying to parlay their TDS into a media company that will make them even more money than they’ve already bilked out of rich liberals. But with some liberal outlets are now branding them as “grifters” and with that ad representing the quality of their media content, it doesn’t sound like a venture I’d want to invest in.

In these days when one major party Presidential candidate only occasionally emerges from his basement to warn of a “dark winter” coming (and it will be, if he’s elected), we could really use a little optimistic light. So a salute to Al Perrotta of The Stream for writing this MUST-READ article.

He “senses” that in the past week or so, the mood in America has noticeably changed. The American people who know what a great and generous nation this is have had enough of being locked down, bullied and told that we’re sinful and racist and have to be “fundamentally transformed.” He senses an impending landslide for the candidate of growth, freedom, patriotism and optimism; an end to the politically-motivated virus lockdowns and cruel partisan delays in providing help to those who need it; the return of American pride and a truly happy Christmas, not because of what we plan to buy for our families but because we can finally be with them. And he reminds us that no matter what happens, God is in control.

Read it all. And to any cynical liberals who scoff that he's dreaming, I’ll quote your hero John Lennon: You may say he’s a dreamer, but he’s not the only one.

While I share his optimism about the election trends, I will also be realistic and remind you that such a dream doesn’t happen without everyone pitching in to make it happen. That means voting as if America’s future depended on it, because it does. You might want to take advantage of early voting (in person!) just to make sure you’re not stuck in a long line on Election Day when the polls close (I wouldn’t count on an activist judge ordering them to stay open late so Republicans can vote.)

As they say at Instapundit, “Don’t get cocky,” but there are growing signs of optimism despite the media trumpeting their fantasy polls that suggest voters are in the grip of Bidenmania. It’s not just the massive size of Trump’s rallies compared to the sparse handful who show up to sit inside a hula-hoop at Biden “rallies.” There’s also the fact that Trump, having conquered the dread COVID in a weekend, is already back giving hour-plus speeches in three different states per day and continuing to do his job while Biden barely shows up on TV screens, always double-masked and looking terrified of catching the virus that Trump ate up and spit out. Americans like strong, vital, energetic leaders, and Biden, with his gaunt, fragile look and cloth-wrapped face, looks as if he should be starring in a “Mummy” movie.

There’s also the little-remarked-upon makeup of Trump's rally crowds.

They are composed of a surprising number of Democrats, Independents and people who’ve never voted before (who aren’t included in polls of “likely voters.”) At his rallies in Michigan and Wisconsin this week, over 50% of the attendees were not Republicans. That could mean that for all the media hype about how many Democrats are voting early, a lot of them might not even be voting for Biden.

Finally, I’ll point out that at Trump’s rally in Michigan yesterday, thousands of people lined up for hours in advance in very cold, rainy weather, just to see and hear Trump. What other political figure could possibly draw a crowd like that? (No, don’t say me: I’m much too modest to believe that!)

Years ago, the conservative humorist P.J. O’Rourke wrote about how shocked the US media were when the Nicaraguans voted to throw out Daniel Ortega’s socialist Sandinista government. The polls showed them winning a landslide reelection, and there were long lines to vote. But O’Rourke said he wasn’t surprised at the results. People lied because they didn’t trust the pollsters not to tell the goon squads that they opposed Ortega. And O’Rourke stated one of his political rules of thumb: people don’t stand in long lines in the middle of nowhere to vote for the status quo.

In this election, Trump may be the incumbent, but there’s no question that Biden represents the status quo. That might as well be his campaign slogan: “Big government, high taxes, corrupt elitist leaders and foreign wars: Bring back the status quo!”

NOTE: Because the following story relates to the Biden “family business” scandal, it should be mentioned once again that this is NOT Russian disinformation.

Tucker Carlson had an exclusive interview Tuesday night with former Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski, who was recruited by the Bidens to “do the math” and structure their deals. He said he has to come forward out of his patriotic duty, having nothing to gain except to salvage his own good name, as he’s being tarred, ridiculously, as an agent of “Russian disinformation.”

One might ask, “Well, why is he going on FOX NEWS to do this?” The answer: Virtually everyone else is ignoring this story. Where else is he going to go?

As Tucker said, “Never in American history have more power centers in this country aligned to kill a legitimate news story in the days before an election.” He hinted at “an extraordinary attempt” made Monday night to to interfere with FOX News’ reporting of the Biden story and said details would be coming.

The main point Tucker wanted to make with the Bobulinski interview is that this scandal is not about Hunter Biden, but about JOE Biden, the Democrat who might be elected President of the United States in a matter of days. “Joe Biden,” Tucker said, “had direct personal involvement with his family’s business dealings in Communist China, and likely in other countries as well.”

And it’s true. Joe Biden denies he ever even spoke to his son about those foreign deals, but we know without a doubt that he is lying. There’s plenty of evidence documenting this.

Tucker’s interview with Bobulinski took place in a Los Angeles hotel room on Tuesday afternoon.

As the story unfolds, Bobulinski received a proposal on Christmas Eve 2015 from English businessman James Gilliar in a text saying, “There will be a deal between one of the most prominent families from US and them constructed by me.” This was the deal involving Chinese energy company CEFC. A lot of work had apparently been done during 2015 to put this deal together, and it was moving forward. “One of the most prominent families” was the Biden family --- not Hunter or James, but the “entire family legacy,” meaning, OF COURSE, Vice President Joe Biden.

Moving forward to 2017, Bobulinski was asked by Rob Walker, who was a partner in the Biden-connected investment firm Rosemont Seneca and had been working to develop the CEFC deal, to “sit down with their father [Joe Biden], just to meet him and, at a high level, discuss the Biden family and how they approached things.” He added that Walker was involved in the family’s participation with the Chinese in Sinohawk and was a self-described “proxy” for the Biden family around the world.

Bobulinski and Joe Biden met very late on May 2, 2017, in Los Angeles in a dark bar (which struck him as surreptitious) at the Beverly Hilton during the Milken Conference, which he described as “one of the top three conferences in the world for anybody that’s a global investor or developing different humanitarian causes and a variety of things.” Hunter and James had carved out a time for them to talk not so much in detail about business, but just about his own background and what he could bring to the table. “...They were sort of wining and dining me,” he said, “and presenting the strength of the Biden family, to get me more engaged [to] take on the CEO role and develop Sinohawk, both in the United States and around the world, in partnership with CEFC.”

"There was no other reason for me to be in that bar,” he said, “meeting Joe Biden, than to discuss what I was doing with his family’s name in the Chinese CEFC.

This was direct involvement in the “family business” on the part of Joe Biden –- so it was a blatant lie that he never discussed it with Hunter.

Recall that Bobulinski attended the last debate between Biden and President Trump. He told Tucker that when Biden was still denying his involvement during the debate, he almost stood up and yelled, “Liar!” He stressed that he had just been “brought in to run this company,” was personally “irrelevant,” and had “been exposed to all of this fact” and believes “the American people should see this fact.” He’s got dates, times, meetings, and many emails generated not by him, but by others within the business. “The FBI can interview THEM,” he said.

"But I was shocked,” he continued, “that not only is the media [not] discussing this, but they’re going to the other extreme –- they’re dismissing it as ‘Russian disinformation’...it’s just absurd.”

He’d much prefer the Biden family present these facts, but they obviously won’t, and when he told Rob Walker he would do it, Walker told him, “Tony. You’re just gonna bury all of us man.”

As he described it to Tucker, his initial meeting with Joe Biden was mostly an introduction, more about themselves personally than about the business. Biden thanked him for his military service. It was sort of a get-to-know-you thing, and an inducement by Hunter and James for Bobulinski to get involved in the family business.

"They were putting their entire family legacy on the line,” he said. “They knew exactly what they were doing. They were dealing with a Chinese-owned enterprise run by Chairman Ye, CEFC, that had strong financial support and political support from the Chinese Communist Party...That’s not my own words; it’s how they presented it to me and read me in on it.”

He said Hunter Biden seemed quite proud that he had this relationship with Chairman Ye and could get deals like this done around the world.

Bobulinski also talked about the now-familiar email from James Gilliar to him about “how the equity from the enterprise would be divvied up.” It’s “crystal clear” to him that “the big guy” who was supposed to get 10 percent (held by “H,” Hunter) is Joe Biden. Importantly, the final document that was drawn up hides Joe Biden’s 10 percent participation within his brother James’ share.

He said he'd anticipated that Joe Biden might run for President in the future and thought this kind of foreign involvement –- especially with the Chinese –- might be a political risk. When he asked James something like, “How are you getting away with this?” or “Aren’t you concerned…?,” James just chuckled and said two words.

"Plausible deniability.”

There’s much more. Please watch the entire interview. Bobulinski has some choice words for Adam Schiff.

In related news, Hunter Biden served as the attorney defending an executive of CEFC (cozy) who was being investigated for spying for the CCP. There’s an audio recording from Hunter’s laptop in which he says, “I have another NEW YORK TIMES reporter calling about my representation of Patrick Ho --- the [bleeping] spy-chief of China.” So we know Hunter was well aware of how murky the water was in which he swam.

Oh, and it gets worse.