2020 Continues

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  1. 😎

  2. Sad day week for America indeed.

  3. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/07/georgia-counties-using-same-software-as-michigan-counties-also-encounter-glitch/

    Why are these machines connected to the internet or to the phone system via modem and why is the company allowed to upload new software anytime near or during the election process. Was the new software vetted? People should be going to jail for this.

  4. Just A Citizen says:

    Why does the MEDIA think it is their job to “declare” winners??

    The winner of the POTUS race, like all races, is the one with the most votes ONCE THAT VOTE IS CERTIFIED.

    • If the public has the perception that the race is over and one party has won, the pressure to investigate lessens. I am sure it even impacts some of the judges. It also raises the likelihood of violence should Trump be successful in turning the tables.

      Trump needs a few miracles now that I just do not think are very likely. If he does get some things overturned, how do you correct the vote when fraudulent ballots are already mixed in with the good ones. Do you just subtract votes from the total in the final proportions? Do you invalidate the whole election? Do you through out all the ballots in a the district where the fraud is found? The computer glitch issue above could be solved by hand counting which in large districts will take time.

  5. What a terrible week sandwiched by PSU losses to Ohio State and Maryland. Depressing.

  6. There is clear evidence in plain sight that Biden colluded with China.

    • Yes, I call for a special council investigation.

      • Actually if Barr appointed a special council to investigate the Hunter/Joe email corruption, Joe could not fire the council without obstructing justice.

  7. Has it occurred to everyone that is statistically improbable that statistically improbable elections happen in the same democrat controlled areas?

  8. Biden wants to make nice now and unite everyone. How about starting with an apology for calling Trump supports vial Nazis, racists, homophobes, xenophobes, deplorables, smelly Walmart shoppers…. for the last 5 years. How about apologizing for inflicting the Russian hoax on the public.

  9. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    I believe Trump should take Hillary’s advice ….. Concede nothing!

  10. The amount of fraud that they are uncovering, needs to be investigated before certification of votes. It appears that the left is doing what third world countries do,……give acceptance speeches and the media is with them…..before certification of the vote.

    Texas has caught a voting fraud ring. This happens in Rest homes where a social worker applied for and filled out absentee ballots for residents that were not capable of voting or signing. The signature matching procedure is what caught the infraction because the elderly that voted were not registered to vote. When the follow up occurred, it was found that this social worker not only forged signatures but also interfered in a voting process.

    If convicted she will receive a minimum of ten years in a general population state prison, not a Federal prison……that should be fun for her. Every single vote was for Biden. They are now following up to see how many elderly throughout the state were affected in the same way.

    The social worker is trying to offer a plea deal and Paxton, so far, is not budging. His statement is that they should go to jail and I will do my best to put them there. There will be no bargains and no special deals.

  11. Moderation please.

  12. I like this Gov. Kristi Noem. She needs a promotion.

  13. Everyone…….suck it up. Biden is the President elect. You cannot stop it no matter the amount of fraud you will find. It is obvious……………….so is the new pandemic going to be Biden derangement syndrome? What you have witnessed is a bias media that has actually controlled the political process and you have witnessed what appears to be a stolen election and they are doing the same thing in Georgia to steal the Senate. All these magic mail in ballots…….so, prepare yourselves.

    Wall street and hedge fund managers got what they wanted. The elite got what they wanted and the middle class will bear the burden. Taxes will soar. So protect yourselves, it can be done.

    At the very least, it appears that the spousal unit and I will be going to the Cayman Islands and set up our business there. Not live there but set up our business there. No income taxes, no employee taxes, no capital gains taxes, no dividend taxes…..I will reduce my taxable income in the United States below all the thresh holds……taxes and higher prices are on the way. I hate it but I will do my best to not support this administration and its inevitable spending and centralization. I will keep enough in Texas to stay below the Federal thresh holds. Any remaining employees will be changed to contract employees. The Biden administration will institute a new alternative minimum tax at thresh holds never before seen. So…if you can, protect yourselves. All the big boys have…the Amazons, Google Face Book, etc…..pay ZERO taxes and your major hedge funds are already located in the Cayman’s, the British virgin Islands, Panama, and the Bahamas….and that is just close by. So, just what the Democrats wanted….the rich get richer.

    One thing that Biden will get credit for are the two new vaccines that are coming out on the market next month that are 90 percent effective. Trump did it but Biden will get the credit. Demand for oil and gas will sky rocket as soon as the public starts on the move again. In Texas, we are not afraid of fracking orders from the Biden administration….he cannot stop fracking in the states unless it is on Federal lands. He has no jurisdiction over states rights to produce fossil fuels. The US does not have to buy our oil but we can ship it over seas. He cannot stop that. Since we have our own refineries and storage and our own electrical grid, he cannot really shut us down. But gas prices under this administration are going to soar. This is the first Monday and look at the price per barrel already. KA-CHING… goes the cash register.

    I just noticed that two of our largest weapons manufacturers are moving off shore as well. Sturm/Ruger are moving and so is Sig Sauer. They can move, make weapons, and sell them in the US without import taxes and the revenues will stay off shore. Business will leave once again to avoid the tax burden……sigh.

    • Just out……George Soros said he will spend one BILLION dollars in Georgia to capture the runoff Senate seats.

    • Well, one thing is for sure. All the dead people that voted for Biden will not have to worry about taxes 😀

      Another thing I can say will probably be said for 4 years is that the Crats stole the election and cheated. Since that’s the game they played the last 4 years, it’s their turn now.

      Great weather lately, sunny and 70.

      Of course, the rich will get richer. One of the biggest Lies of the Left is the paying their fair share BS. Until they seriously change the whole tax code, nothing will change.

    • Sadly, col. I think you are right that it is over. The probability of overturning this now is minuscule. If overturned, the riots will be 10 worse than what we have seen so far this year.

      That said, I do think it is imperative that Trump and company document a prove that voter fraud is real and massive. This is our best opportunity to blow up that myth. Barr has a 71 day window to start prosecutions which he should do immediately.

      I am sure that Giuliani will try to argue that if x number of ballots were invalid that x number of votes need to be subtracted from the totals. Since the ballots were mixed, the x will need to be proportioned between the candidates. If this is in high percentage Biden areas, then Biden will lose more than Trump. This will hurt Trump as well. I don’t think the judges will go for this. They will tend to invalidate the whole election before trying some proportional correction. They will then argue that invalidating the entire precinct will disenfranchise too many people, thus will do nothing and the results will stand as counted. Nothing will change.

      I keep hearing people talk about the software upgrades to the voting machines. In one case, they claim the software upgrade caused the glitch in other cases they claim the lack of the upgrade caused the glitch. Why in he// was any software upgrade allowed within 24 hrs of the election? What was this upgrade supposed to fix and who vetted it? This is a big red flag. Why were the machines connected to the internet? Heads should roll for this. These are questions the press should be asking. Crickets!

  14. Ray Hawkins says:

    Never fear SUFA-mates – the Democrat party is already working on cannibalizing itself.

    While AOC proclaims: “It’s the incoming. It’s the stress. It’s the violence. It’s the lack of support from your own party. It’s your own party thinking you’re the enemy.”

    Progressives are clamoring for a voice to run the party as far to the left as they can as quick as they can.

    Assuming the College certifies where we’re at – the Georgia races become the next barometer right?

    • I think the Crats should have all the power and let’s see what happens.

    • Yes, the Democratic Party is going to be interesting to watch. I think they will eat their own.

      • Ray Hawkins says:

        Colonel – question becomes then – will the voter backlash happen as early as 2022 in the Senate & House races or will it be 2024? Lot of neighbors here that went split ticket (so they say) and are not least bit interested in a Green New Deal, any talk of gun laws, culture wars, etc – its the economy plain and simple. Eagle eyes on the gas pump, kids back in school, ‘everybody calm the “F” down’, no wars, stay out of my wallet. PA is still up for grabs. Toomey seat coming open, A Democrat Gov despised by all and a State legislature already center-right (ask G-man).

        • Darn tootin!

        • History proves that this is usually what happens…..a lot depends on what Biden does in his first 6 months….a flurry of EO’s….repealing tax cuts, etc……What is not realized is that even with Biden, apparently, winning the Repubs still gained in the House…..down ticket races in a lot of states gained republicans…..Texas did not lose a single seat and gained three new Republican seats in Democratic havens. It is what is behind the curtain that is revealing.

  15. Ray Hawkins says:

    Would be interesting of there were somewhere on the interwebs cataloguing the alleged instances of vote fraud/crime and current disposition (of course all of it which favors Biden – and as pointed out last week – curiously rarely benefits down-ballot). Given the time and effort spent pre-election to convince the right-leaning voting populace that fraud was imminent, its terribly hard not to dismiss it all as argument from repetition. Too many rabbit holes out there.

  16. Annnddd… queue the conspiracy theories about Phizer being in the tank for Biden and withholding the below:

    Regardless, if the data holds up, this is fantastic news. Market is roaring this morning.

      • “Who needs conspiracy theories” …. proceeds to link to tin-foil-hat website.

        —-

        The bad news is that it’s about two months before Joe Biden takes over. And that means that this administration is going to be implementing a vaccine plan. The vaccine plan is very important and it’s probably the most ambitious undertaking since covid began. Just to put it in focus, [blathers irrelevantly for a minute]. And the Trump administration is rolling out the vaccine plan and I believe it’s flawed. I believe it learns nothing from the past and basically is going to have the private providers do it.”

        —-

        Anyway – what does any of that have to do with the price of tea in China?

        Politicians are going to snipe at other politicians. So what? Cuomo is a hack and he’s asserting that Trump’s plan is bad. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. I don’t know. But I do expect this kind of sniping as par for the course – you may recall Trump’s endless bitching and moaning about Obama’s handling of Ebola.

        • And I suppose the tin foil website manufactured the video and put those words in Cuomo’s mouth. Once again, you shoot the messenger and ignore the facts.

          • Once again, you shoot the messenger and ignore the facts.

            If you’ll read what I wrote, I shot the messenger AND commented on the facts.

            And I suppose the tin foil website manufactured the video and put those words in Cuomo’s mouth.

            No, but I see nothing intrinsically too objectionable about Cuomo’s words. He thinks Trump’s plan to roll out the vaccine (once ready) is a bad plan and wishes that Biden were in charge for it. He thinks, once the ball is rolling, that it will be hard for Biden to change the direction and set a better course. Maybe he’s right. Maybe he’s wrong. But what’s so earth-shatteringly objectionable about that?

            Would I like for him to back up his assertions? Yes. Yes, I would.

            Will I credit them as anything other than baseless bluster unless/until he does? No. No, I will not.

            So I don’t understand your issue – is it that you’ve suddenly grown allergic to the notion of politicians talking out of their asses?

    • Sir Mathius,,,,,,you need to pull the curtain back a little more…..you will find that Pfizer has a pass on Biden’s health program……..One of only two suppliers to Medicaid and Medicare Prescription programs.

  17. RIP Trebek.

  18. Fort Mathius……………and so it starts. This is what you voted for…..

    New York City Democratic Congress member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this weekend asked on Twitter if anyone is keeping a record of “Trump sycophants” who she accuses of being “complicit” in the current Trump Administration.

    “Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future,” she tweeted. She conveniently forgot some of her own deleted tweets, of course.

    In response, former Obama Administration official Michael Simon mentioned the “Trump Accountability Project” and reassured AOC, as she is known, “Every Administration staffer, campaign staffer, bundler, lawyer who represented them — everyone.”

    ———————-

    Zeig Heil

    • Fort Mathius……………

      …. I like the sound of that …

      Does Fort Mathius command the New York harbor?

      “Trump Accountability Project” and reassured AOC, as she is known, “Every Administration staffer, campaign staffer, bundler, lawyer who represented them — everyone.”

      Well.. I have no idea what this nonsense is, but (A) there will be no accountability (B) if they committed crimes, they ought to be held (judicially) accountable and (C) if they did awful things, they ought to be held (politically) accountable.

      I’d also add that I do seem to recall something about Trump and an “enemies list” and I don’t seem to recall any pearl-clutching over that from SUFA.*

      ———-

      *reminder: two wrongs don’t make a right

      • Does Fort Mathius command the New York harbor? Nah……DPM says he likes it in Texas.

      • I don’t recall any Trump enemies list nor have I seen any Democrats prosecuted during the last four years although many deserved it. Use of the DOJ to persecute your enemies is a Democrat thing.

      • Well.. I have no idea what this nonsense is

        Of course you don’t…you never do. ((insert rolling eye emoji here))

        • Am I supposed to know everything that everyone on the left is up to?

          My Secret Jewish Cabal Newsletter would have to be hundreds of pages.

          Let me see if I can help you here: accountability is good.

          See how I stopped there? Because it’s a simple fact.

          Accountability is good.

          If Trump committed crimes, he should be prosecuted. If he did “lawful but awful” things, he should be held publicly accountable.

          The same goes for Biden. And Clinton. And Bush. And Gore. And and and and.

          Accountability is good.

          Witch hunts are bad.

          And if you read the tape back, you’ll find me objecting to anti-Trump witch hunts more than once.

  19. Picture this, and I am sure Mathius has a cartoon for it somewhere…..the Colonel sitting back in his chair, with his hat propped on the back of his head, six guns on his belt, Dr Pepper in his hand, lighting a stogie with a “c” note…….and watching the gas prices getting ready to soar. Selling Natural gas to the east coast at astronomical prices for the winter months…watching money deserting the Fed Bond program……….perusing through his National Hat Magazine looking for a new “beaver” (get your mind out of the gutter)…………….

  20. Sir Mathius….kinda interested…..after watching Bernie this morning saying that his agenda better be part of the administration…..Wouldn’t you like to be a fly on the wall in the closed door sessions?

  21. Hammer and Scorecard….Election night spent in a SCIF….Watching fraud go down in real time….Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and thousands of others deployed….thousands of personal affidavits witnessing massive fraud, in fact being told exactly what to do…

    Sounds like doom and gloom on SUFA. I’m not buying it yet. A legacy stands in the gap. America itself stands in the gap. Anecdotal but I have family connected to Michigan senators who claim to have this in the bag. Cannot speak beyond that at this time, but that’s whatever it is.

    With Trump, I’m thinking BBBBB babie you just aaaiiinnnnttt seen nnnnnnothin yet. Boom Boom. Here’s somethin, here’s somethin, you’re never gonna forget……

    If this doesn’t blow up how elections are handled in the future, I’ll never vote again. That’s not a threat.

    • There are a lot of witness accounts of wrongdoing. However, I don’t think that it will matter, unless some sort of trap was set that will prove beyond a doubt that the election is a fraud. If that happens, cities will burn (I could care less if they burn down their own cities). If massive fraud is proven but Biden takes office anyway, the future will be very interesting.

    • https://trendingrightwing.com/michigan-worker-admits/

      Kiel Fauxton is a proud Marxist whose facebook account lists his employer as “The Democratic Party.” In a recent post he bragged about taking part in a massive voter fraud scheme. “Time to come clean. I work for Wayne County, MI and I threw out every Trump ballot I saw. Tens of thousands of them, and so did all of my coworkers.”

      • AS usual, once this goes viral, He says it was a joke.

        • Ray Hawkins says:

          Plenty of trolls out there.

        • AS usual, once this goes viral, He says it was a joke.

          And just like that, Gman has suddenly realized that jokes about doing illegal and immoral and downright stupid things are unacceptable.

          Just like you were pissed off when Trump “joked” about asking Russia for help.

          Just like you were pissed off when Trump “joked” about asking China for help.

          Just like you were pissed off when Trump “joked” about injecting disinfectants.

          Just like you were pissed off when Trump “joked” about letting police be incautious about hitting suspects’ heads when arresting them.

          Just like you were pissed off when Trump “joked” about praising wikileaks.

          Just like you were pissed off when Trump “joked” about calling Obama the founder of ISIS.

          Just like you were pissed off when Trump “joked” about calling Democrats treasonous for failing to applaud him.

          Just like you were pissed off when Trump “joked” about calling himself the “chosen one.”

          Just like you were pissed off when Trump “joked” about ordering covid testing slowdowns.

          You’ll have to excuse me if I’m not buying your disingenuous pearl clutching.

          For the last four years, every time your cult leader said something wrong or offensive or suggested something illegal, you pushed back on my insisting that it was all obvious a joke and that I was a de facto liar for implying that we should take the words of the President as though they held any meaning. It was never Trump who was wrong for opening his mouth and uttering blatantly false bullshit in a tone which resembles a joke in no way whatsoever. It was always MY fault for pretending not to get it. He was always the victim of my malintent.

          But now.. Fucking NOW some troll says something trollish and suddenly it’s obviously the Truth and the left is just trying to cover it up. Because who could joke about such a thing? So, of course, “AS USUAL,” the left is lying to cover up their many crimes.

          No, sir. I’m not playing that bullshit game with you. Not for the next four years while you suddenly discover a pious holier than thou disdain of all things governmental and political and suddenly rediscover the need to hold politicians to an impossibly high set of ethical standards and their every supporter to a likely lofty level. Bull. Fucking. Shit.

          I was mistaken when I joined SUFA and thought that it was just a bunch of small-government libertarian types. Oh, sure, some are. JAC sure as hell is. But you – YOU, GMAN, YOU – are a partisan hack with two completely different sets of rules and standards you apply to your side and those you consider the enemy. And in your world, your side can never do any wrong while everything the other side does is viewed in the worst possible light.

          Sorry.

          I ain’t playin’.

          • All this from the man who swore recently that he rarely gets angry.

            • Not angry.

              Just done with his bullshit.

              But if it helps, please feel free to re-read the above, picturing a lopsided grin on my face.

              • All right Mathius, hear me loud and clear. I am going to tell you why I was not pissed but cheering when Trump asked the Russians for help to find Hillary’s emails. You should have been cheering as well. He asked them to help find Hillary’s 30+K emails that the FBI could not find. This was separate from the DNC email dump. Now we all know from Snowdon that the NSA has all of her emails. We also know that her server was not very well protected and had been hacked by others. When he made the statement, it was well known that her sever no longer existed hence could not be hacked. What Trump was implying was that the Russians probably had already hacked the server and therefore had all the emails. If they had all the emails, then she was in a compromised position if there was anything in those emails about her acceptance of bribes via the Clinton Foundation. I actually cheered when he made the joke because, I realized he grasped the severity of the situation. This should have been of great concern to you and all democrats, just as the Hunter Biden emails and other evidence should have triggered you this year. The fact that you did not and can not grasp these facts says something about you.

                I am not going to waste my time debunking other items on the list. For the last four years you have excused all the malfeasance and misfeasance uncovered from the Obama/Biden years. Obama got away with politicizing many of the three letter agencies, a problem that still exists today and will only get worse if Biden/Harris are in office. This should anger you because it is a direct attack on our individual freedoms and the small government you talk about. This country has declined significantly in the last thirty years. I see nothing in the future that will stop the decline. Trump stopped it for a short period. I feel sorry for you young ones and for the children. Many of them will never know what they have lost.

                As of now, temper tantrum children in the streets, dictatorial governors, lying MSM, socialist academia, know nothing movie stars, Wall Street bankers, and crooked politicians are in charge. Good luck. You got what you asked for.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        If you post threats on the internet against a politician the US Marshals and/or Sec. Service show up at your door.

        The same damn thing should be true for making claims of screwing with the elections.

        We would put an end to the conspiracy BS and/or get some witness protection players to turn on the cabal leaders.

  22. Some very good educational information:

    https://creativedestructionmedia.com/video/2020/11/04/livestream-11am-est-11-5-cyber-source-presents-hard-evidence-of-electronic-voter-change-massive-election-fraud/

    Tell me again how secure our election systems are and that there is no fraud.

    • True watermarks are imprinted on the paper during manufacturing. A stamp is used to impress an image into the wet paper and then allowed to dry. Typically to see the watermark, one must hold the paper up to the light. There are other methods that could be used, micro threads in the paper, chemical tracers, radioactive tracers, etc. On my wife’s ballot I could see no water marks with the naked eye. Other security measures could be printing a specific dot pattern on the paper usually in a field of other dots or an image. The colors of the dot pattern may be selected to fool a copier.

      The above sting theory assumes that states and counties purchase paper from a single source namely the DHS. I doubt this. I suspect they purchase specific weight paper from local sources or just specify it and buy it from the printer.

    • This feels like some Q-anon left bullshit.

      I’m so sick of the 3D chess narrative.

      I doubt he knows how to play 2D chess. Even Checkers is questionable. I imagine he’d just flip the board as soon as he starts losing and claim you were cheating.

      Trump is good at some things. He has an absolute gift for self-promotion. But he’s no great mastermind playing deep long-games against everyone from every side such that every loss is really a secret step to lull them into a false sense of security before his ultimate victory. What kind of a kool-aid drinking cultist would you have to be to believe this?

      He’s a human, not a demigod. Please accept that fact.

  23. This could be fun. The state legislatures validate the vote. Most the swing state legislatures are Repubilcan. Suppose they rule the election fraudulent and submit their own electors or simple do not submit any electors. If neither candidate has 270 the new House votes by state and it will be 26 or 27 to 20 with 3 or 4 tied states. Pass the pop corn this could be fun.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/11/new_election_math_its_not_270_its_2624.html

  24. Biden insiders have contacted the Babylon Bee to reveal some of his top cabinet picks. Wow! They must really like us. Take a look at the list below for a revealing look at the next administration.

    AOC – Secretary of Math

    Jeb Bush – Secretary of Energy

    Hunter Biden – Secretary of Treasury

    Pete Buttigieg – Secretary of Gay Stuff

    Nikole Hannah-Jones – Secretary of Education

    Ibram X. Kendi – Secretary of Re-Segregation

    Rachael Maddow – Secretary of Defense

    CNN President Jeff Zucker – Secretary of Ending The Pandemic

    Keith Olbermann – Secretary of Mental Health

    Chinese President Xi Jinping – U.S. Trade Representative

    Jane Fonda – Secretary of Veterans Affairs

    Petro Poroshenko – Secretary of… not sure yet but we’ll get him in somewhere

    Don Lemon – Director of National Intelligence

    Any female of color – Secretary of Diversity

    Bernie Sanders – Secretary of Labor

    Carole Baskin – Secretary of Health and Human Services

    Elizabeth Warren – Director of Bureau of Indian Affairs, duh

    Gavin Newsom – Secretary of Transportation

    Trump – Secretary of Nicknaming Stuff

    Bob Brown – Secretary of White House Handicap Accessibility

    Dale Smith – Secretary of White House Maintenance and Telling the President Whatever Those Flyover State People Are Up To

    Amber Carter, R.N. – Secretary of Reminding Biden What His Name Is

    Chef Gordon Ramsay – Secretary of Crushing Up Meds Into Biden’s Applesauce

    This list, according to experts, is entirely plausible. We hope you’ve enjoyed this super exclusive peek into Joe Biden’s administration!

    • I was laughing pretty good until I got to Jane Fonda……..it is amazing how this excuse of a human being is still polarizing with me. My blood runs cold…..I would vote for Obama to be a third term POTUS before I would walk across the street to piss on Jane Fonda even if she was on fire.

      I know most will not agree with my stance on this…..but the bitch needs to be eliminated from the face of the earth. There is no place in heaven or hell for her…….

      • agree

      • Colonel,

        I’m sure you’ve gone over it before – and I don’t want to get your BP up – but can you tell me what it is about her that riles you up THAT much?

        I know about the Hanoi Jane stuff – was it that? Or something else or more?

        It’s just that… this level of vitriol is atypical from you.

        • Naw, sir….you will not bring my BP up and, yes, it IS atypical of me (thank you sincerely for realizing that…no sarc intended..I really do appreciate it)

          It is the Hanoi Jane stuff, solamente”. I saw the destruction and the lives it cost for her doing her picture routine in North Vietnam. I know she was anti Vietnam War but that does not bother me at all. BUT, you do not go to Hanoi, in a time of war, you do not pose on anti aircraft guns looking through a sight like you were shooting at planes, you do not smile while doing it, you do not write speeches that were read over loud speakers in the jungles of Vietnam like the Chinese did during the Korean War, you do not call the American soldiers “Imperialists” in these speeches, you do not say, and this is a quote, about returning POW’s and veterans…. “These were not men who had been tortured. These were not men who had been starved. These were not men who had been brainwashed. … Pilots were saying it was the policy of the Vietnamese and that it was systematic. I believe that’s a lie.”

          It is very hard to explain the feelings that I have but talk to any Vietnam Veteran about her and see what their reaction is…..I did one and one/half tours in Vietnam before was wounded severely enough to take me out. I did not understand the war then but I do now and why it was fought. Men’s lives were needlessly thrown away for money and power. Protest is one thing……treason is another and what she did was treason, in my estimation, and there will be no empathy and no forgiveness…not from me.

          Hillary Clinton’s and Biden’s role in the Benghazi murders do not even rise to the level of Jane Fonda. Their actions were unforgivable and stupid and the military has long memories. They were left to the buzzards but their actions were not treasonous. Hanoi Jane’s actions were treasonous.

          .

          • Men’s lives were needlessly thrown away for money and power. Protest is one thing……treason is another and what she did was treason, in my estimation, and there will be no empathy and no forgiveness…not from me.

            Now…. just to push this a tiny bit further….

            One might argue….. one might argue that if the war were, in fact, a war over money and power rather than a legitimate need of the United States… that if the lives of soldiers were being needlessly thrown away… that any effort to end the war would necessarily be a good thing.

            I get what you’re saying about how she gave propaganda support to the enemies of troops and – by extension – possibly resulted in deaths. And I get how you’re saying that her anti-veteran / POW’s (re torture, etc) statements minimized the suffering of the troops and diminished their sacrifices.

            But, playing devil’s advocate here (honestly – I have no personal opinions of relevance), even if she failed in her efforts – if her INTENTION (and I don’t think you refute this) was to stop an unjust war that was, by your own words, “needlessly” throwing away American soldiers’ lives… wouldn’t that be a noble effort? (albeit stupid, and something that could have been done far better)

            If she had succeeded in bringing to light the illegitimacy of the war, of humanizing the enemy, and exposing the crimes of the US (and we both know there were crimes to be exposed)… and by extension, if she had succeeded in her efforts and saved American soldiers’ lives by bringing the war to an earlier close… wouldn’t that have been a good thing?

            • Just A Citizen says:

              Mathius

              The problem was that her goal was NOT to just end a war that she and others called wrong. But she and many of them were actually siding with the Communist regime. They saw the US as the Enemy of peace. They were SIDING with the Communists against the USA.

              It can be taken no other way. And that is exactly how the Communists took it. You do not try to end an unjust war by SIDING with those who we are fighting. You take it to those HERE IN THE USA who are allowing it to happen.

              She committed TREASON and the Democrats in power let her get away with it.

              • Again, I want to be careful… I don’t have a horse in this race.. I just want to understand….

                They saw the US as the Enemy of peace. They were SIDING with the Communists against the USA.

                Per the colonel’s own assertions, this was an unjust war. The US WAS the enemy of peace, sending troops to “needlessly” die for “money and power.” Is this not “imperialism” at its very finest?

                It seems to me that, in this case, the United States was wrong. And that, therefore, siding against it was right.

                “Love your country” doesn’t mean blind patriotism. If the US decided to open up Manzanar 2.0 tomorrow and re-arrest all Japanese Americans, I would bet my kidneys (both of them) that every single one of you on this site would “Stand Up For America” by objecting. And if one of you decided to go into the camp and side with the prisoners there and provide propaganda against the evil actions of the US, would that person be evil as Ms. Fonda is seen? Or would you be a True Patriot?

                You take it to those HERE IN THE USA who are allowing it to happen.

                The Vietnam war lasted 20 years. By the end of it, it was being fought by soldiers who weren’t even born when it started.

                Clearly, the “take it in-house” approach wasn’t working.

                The Hanoi Jane photo was taken in year SEVENTEEN.

                Not that the two are perfectly analogous, but if the US were operating Manzanar 2.0 and you’d been railing against it for 17 years, wouldn’t you think “hey, maybe a different tact is appropriate at this point”?

                She committed TREASON and the Democrats in power let her get away with it.

                Beyond the scope.

                You may well be right.

                Treason, however, is a legal question, not a moral one. It is perfectly possible to commit treason and still be a good person.

                But I’m trying to understand why she inspires such vitriol and I’m not getting my head around it just yet. It seems to me that she tried to save American (and Vietnamese) lives by ending an evil and unjust imperialistic war where Americans (and Vietnamese) were dying needlessly.. and, having failed to do so by standard means, the war having continued seventeen years by this point, did something that very well might have legally been treason – but which is a kind of act of desperation to stop something unjust.

                Surely, if I blew up the train tracks that brought prisoners to Manzanar 2.0, that would be a crime… but I do believe firmly that you would applaud me for doing so because the goal of stopping something evil is an intrinsically noble goal.

                I certainly understand not agreeing with her. Of thinking she’s a moron. Of thinking that he endangered troops and did more harm than good. Of thinking she should die in a jail cell.
                But the seething hatred…. help me out here..

                ——-

                Bonus question: is anyone asserting here that her efforts insincere? That is, that her goal was anything other than as-stated?

            • that any effort to end the war would necessarily be a good thing. No sir. I grew up with the Jane Fonda crowd and I heard the comments of…”the only true heroes are the ones that ran to Canada.”…and “better Red than Dead”…..No sir, there is a stopping point and to go after and degrade the troops for following orders is not the right way to go. To spit upon the troops and use spray paint on our uniforms when we came home…is not the right way to go. To go to the homes of the soldiers and spray paint their front doors and cars was not the right way to go. This type of behaviour generates pure hatred. Then you go and sit on an anti aircraft gun and look through the sight with a smile on your face means to me and those of us that were there, that she is also the enemy.

              Very hard to explain to you but I could, to this very day, look at and converse with a North Vietnamese soldier. Break bread and have lunch…because he was a soldier. But, Jane Fonda, deserves nothing…..nothing at all. If she would have stayed home and just burned the flag or chanted and raved…fine. I would have thought of her scenes in Barbarella…but the manner of what she did and how she did it…….does not deserve anything.

              Is this not “imperialism” at its very finest? You can call it that if you wish….and it was probably true. And you can protest it if you wish. But her involvement was not protest in North Vietnam…it was collaboration.

              If she had succeeded in bringing to light the illegitimacy of the war, of humanizing the enemy, and exposing the crimes of the US (and we both know there were crimes to be exposed)… and by extension, if she had succeeded in her efforts and saved American soldiers’ lives by bringing the war to an earlier close… wouldn’t that have been a good thing? This thinking is a bridge too far.

              Bonus question: is anyone asserting here that her efforts insincere? That is, that her goal was anything other than as-stated? YES….they were insincere and her goal was collaboration with the enemy AT A TIME OF WAR. And, why take it out on the troops? Take it out on your government. But, I invite you to ask any Vietnam war veteran….see what they say.

              But the seething hatred…. help me out here.. Wow….that is probably going to be hard to do…. But let me try…You had Jewish Collaborators in the auschwitz concentration camp. These collaborators help the Nazi guards, informed on their fellow inmates, were given special consideration. How do you think the regular inmates felt?

      • SKT,

        I do believe you are a big Michener fan…. did you ever read Drifters?

        I do believe one of the major characters was modeled on Jane Fonda, though I didn’t put it together when I read it as a 15 year old. It’s a bit fuzzy in my memory, but she was a minor celebrity/signer who posed atop a tank to oppose a war she viewed as unjust.. and she thought it was just a minor protest, or hoped that it would inspire an end to the fighting.. but she was universally condemned as a traitor and driven out of society… something along those lines..?

  25. Did anyone hear the GA elections commissioner’s explanation of the MI 6000 vote glitch? I am not buying it. Basically the MI team forgot to include the school board election in one precinct so they used a thumb drive to up load a new ballot map between ballot dot positions and office/candidate names. But they did not update the other 17 systems in the county. So when merging the files, there was a database miss match and data went in to the wrong cells in the spreadsheet. I don’t buy it because no programmer would use absolute cell addresses. They would match tags (office and candidate) when merging the data. Even if they used absolute addresses or brought each machine’s data into different sheets in an Excel file, the presidential data would be in the upper left cells, thus would not be impacted by data from down ballot.

    The more I read on how our election systems work, the more I understand how insecure it is.

    • I don’t buy it because no programmer would use absolute cell addresses.

      AHAHA HAH AHHAHAHAHA HAHA HAAH AAHHA AHA HAHA

      ::looks at own code::

      Gonna have to call BS on this one.

      ::sobs::

      (in my defense, I don’t do this for anything important or for other people to use, but damnit, it’s just so much easier and I am a lazy piece of shit sometimes. 99% of what I code is just kludges to help get me through the day.)

      Even if they used absolute addresses or brought each machine’s data into different sheets in an Excel file, the presidential data would be in the upper left cells, thus would not be impacted by data from down ballot.

      This seems to be assuming some facts not in evidence.

      I have absolutely no idea how their data is structured.

      As someone who has spent a lot of time merging different data sources into coherent tables (and allllll the cleanup and mapping that entails), I can say that there’s rarely such an ironclad rule.

      Maybe you’re used to working with a higher caliber programmer… where all the engineers formally studied database architecture and the company enforces rigorous standards… but in my experience, it’s basically the wild west out here. I have one counterparty who literally doesn’t have unique ID’s on our trades – I have to identify the trades based on what row they are in the extract. I have another who random shuffles the columns on their reports every few months and I have to code for the appropriate column based on a match formula on row 1.. except that sometimes they omit column 1. I have another one who randomly inserts blank hidden columns or merges cells. I’ve seen numbers stored as text and training non-coding-characters. I’ve seen csv’s that were actually pipe or tab delimited. And I especially loathe foreign data that uses DD/MM/YYYY when Excel interprets it as a valid date and flips the month and day.

      To be clear, I’m not saying there isn’t fraud here. All I’m saying is the argument “they’d have to be incompetent for this to be true” is not proof of the inverse – there are lots more incompetent “programmers” than there are competent ones. Especially when you are hiring the lowest bidders.

      • Mathius, when you are working with real data that belongs to customers and is important, you qualify every input and double check every output. There can be no room for error. What you do for your own use is totally different than what you do for professional grade software. Programs that I wrote and supervised are used to collect data, analyze and report data that is used to run refineries and chemical plants. the liabilities if you make a mistake are huge. Nothing is left to chance. I would expect this program to be written with the same or greater level of care. It is also scrutinized by multiple agencies prior to implementation. Such errors should have been flagged. All I am saying is the explanation the man gave does not pass the smell test. Something else went wrong or there was deliberate tampering.

        I find it strange that the missing office/candidate was not detected until just prior to the beginning of voting. I find it strange that to reprogram it, they had to call the company. I find it strange that these machines have been reported by others as being connected to the internet. If you watched the video of the Texas investigator, you will see that the data is being sent to a Spanish company and stored on a server in Frankfort. Security seems to be an afterthought.

        • What you do for your own use is totally different than what you do for professional grade software.

          Totally agree!

          When I produce something for someone else, I work hard to make it “professional grade.” I declare my inputs, organize my data, make it replicable, track my edits, comment the hell out of it, load it to the brim with error handlers, QA it extensively, run it in parallel vs manual to compare results, put it down and come back to it with fresh eyes after a few days.

          ….

          But just because you or I do this doesn’t mean “the lowest bidder” does.

          Programs that I wrote and supervised are used to collect data, analyze and report data that is used to run refineries and chemical plants. the liabilities if you make a mistake are huge.

          I instructed 12.52 million in wires this morning. 100% based off my code. “The liabilities if [I] made a mistake are huge.” Now, for the most part, a wire sent to a wrong recipient can be called back, but that’s not 100% the case. And if I lose my firm $12.5mm, you can best bet that I’ve also lost myself a job.

          Nothing is left to chance. I would expect this program to be written with the same or greater level of care. It is also scrutinized by multiple agencies prior to implementation. Such errors should have been flagged.

          You, obviously, have a far higher confidence in people than I do.

          Again, this isn’t to say “there is no fraud,” but that incompetence and laziness abound at staggering levels.

          And I’m sure you’re well aware that the difference between “very good” code and “bulletproof” code is orders of magnitude in difficulty.

          Such errors should have been flagged.

          The operative word being “should.”

          All I am saying is the explanation the man gave does not pass the smell test.

          Ok, that’s fine.

          Basically, for his explanation to be true, the amount of incompetence in the system is higher than you’d credit as possible – is that a fair assessment?

          Security seems to be an afterthought.

          I think I’ll make a plaque out of this.

          You should only know what it took to convince my boss to accept 2FA security on his email. He wouldn’t do it until I threatened him with the fact that not having it could constitute gross negligence were he hacked and lost investor money. That one hit home.

          ——————————

  26. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Wondering last night, a few decades back, the refusal to allow monitors to watch vote counting, against the law and the refusal to even let people look through windows would have drawn a very sharp response from the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ would it not have?

    • The booting of monitors was done in previous elections, I just do not remember which ones. I know it was done in FL in either Dade or Broward Cos. There was some old hag they tossed out down there that was not letting anyone observe the count. They had lots of other irregularities as I recall. So this is not a new trick. Recall that the Battle of Athens was fought because counting/cheating was done behind closed doors.

  27. Some footage from the “Stop the Steal rally” at Oregon State Capitol.

  28. Hey Mathius…..you tend to lean towards some semblance of Universal Health Care……so, let us try to have a civil discussion on something.

    The SCOTUS is prepared to hear this case on Obamacare, or, the ACA as it is called. Texas has the lead case. Now, here is my question….errr….a statement then question for discussion.

    The reason Texas is leading this suit, is that it wants to bow out of Medicare/Medicaid, use the money it pays into the Federal system to establish its own state system. Apparently, our number crunchers and computer gurus and the Texas State Medical Board has figured out that we can cover our own more effectively and cheaper than Medicare and not have a 20% deductible like Medicare/Medicaid has….

    So, here is the question……If Texas can indeed do this and opt out of Medicare and take care of its own…..would you support such a system? There would be no cost to the Federal Government OTHER THAN not paying into the system. A State run system free of mandates and medicare taxes and such. Opinion?

    • you tend to lean towards some semblance of Universal Health Care……so, let us try to have a civil discussion on something.

      I think that’s a fair assessment.

      THAT SAID, whether I ultimately land on “for” or “against,” I am adamantly against “universal health care for old people, but screw everyone else.”

      (And don’t give me any bullshit about “we paid for it” – you didn’t. You paid for the folks who retired before you. Now, -I- am the one paying for it and you are the one receiving it from my paycheck.)

      So, here is the question……If Texas can indeed do this and opt out of Medicare and take care of its own…..would you support such a system? There would be no cost to the Federal Government OTHER THAN not paying into the system. A State run system free of mandates and medicare taxes and such. Opinion?

      Well… again… there’s a lot here I don’t know….

      First of all, aren’t y’all a net payer into the system? Like NY and CA? If so, what you’re doing is saying “it’s better for US if we do it ourselves and don’t help cover anyone else” which, well, duh. But where does that leave your fellow citizens in other states? Doesn’t that shrink the pot for citizens in Kentucky?

      I don’t think that I necessarily – in principle – object to a state-by-state system of replacing medicare / medicaid. But I do worry that this just means better plans in richer states and the middle finger to poorer states.

      Now some questions for you:
      1. What is the nature of this coverage? Just Olds and Poors? Or some version of universal?
      2. What constraints are y’all planning on putting on it in terms of prior obligations? Can I migrate to Texas when I get old to take advantage of your system because it’s better than mine?
      3. If I live on the Texas border, can I use it in Louisiana?
      4. Who is paying for it?
      5. How are y’all managing costs? Do you have some kind of “death panel”?

      • Mathius asks…..actually relevant questions. First of all, aren’t y’all a net payer into the system? Like NY and CA? YES
        If so, what you’re doing is saying “it’s better for US if we do it ourselves and don’t help cover anyone else” which, well, duh. YES
        But where does that leave your fellow citizens in other states? In their respective state under their own state management.
        Doesn’t that shrink the pot for citizens in Kentucky? YES
        What is the nature of this coverage? Just Olds and Poors? Or some version of universal? Aversion of universal with caveats.
        What constraints are y’all planning on putting on it in terms of prior obligations? If you are talking about preconditions, it eliminates preconditions.
        Can I migrate to Texas when I get old to take advantage of your system because it’s better than mine? YES…after 18 months of residency. (There are some exceptions, like job transfers, etc).
        If I live on the Texas border, can I use it in Louisiana? No.
        Who is paying for it? We would use the same amount of Federal Money that we are paying into the system and use the budget requirements that we have now. For example, unlike most states, we do not use general funds money for pet projects and the general fund cannot rob Peter to pay Paul. What is allocated for medical stays medical and if there is a surplus, the surplus cannot be directed anywhere else. Texas has a balanced budget.
        How are y’all managing costs? Again, the budget must be balanced. Further costs would be managed by deregulating the insurance industry to allow for greater competition. (Proforma’s indicate that cost savings alone on the insurance industry would drop insurance rates by 40% right off the top.) Allowing pharma to be deregulated and using pharma from other countries show projections of 60% savings….especially from Mexico.
        Do you have some kind of “death panel”? No.

  29. 2 am thoughts:

    Col. Let’s make a wager on when Little Rocket Man starts sending them up again. I pick Jan. 21.

    When does China send their fleet into the straits near Taiwan? Will they close the South China Sea to extract trade advantages? What will our responses be?

    • Col. Let’s make a wager on when Little Rocket Man starts sending them up again. I pick Jan. 21.

      It’s been pretty standard of him to test a new administration, no?

      We’ll have to see how Biden handles him, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. I don’t think “business as usual” works on NK – as I have said before. I had hoped that Trump might accomplish something on NK, but it seems that all he’s managed to do is simply buy time.

      And even that is pretty weak – they developed new ICBM technology under Trump and can now reach all of the US. (theoretically). And he didn’t stop the tests – remind me who was President from ’17 to ’20.

      Col. Let’s make a wager on when Little Rocket Man starts sending them up again. I pick Jan. 21.

      I could see him doing it during the inauguration so that Biden has to get pulled away mid speach.

      When does China send their fleet into the straits near Taiwan?

      Whenever they feel like it.

      Kind of how they just casually took over Hong Kong and the US did nothing.

      We aren’t going to go to war over it, and they damned well know it.

      Will they close the South China Sea to extract trade advantages?

      I’ll leave that to the Colonel to answer, but my guess is “not unless they want to dance with a US carrier group.”

      What will our responses be?

    • T Ray asks:
      Col. Let’s make a wager on when Little Rocket Man starts sending them up again. I pick Jan. 21. I pick March.

      When does China send their fleet into the straits near Taiwan? Well, they have already done that and trump responded with two carrier groups and a stealth flyover of the Spratley’s. They pulled back within 24 hours. So….I would say within 6 months of the Biden administration to exact trade concessions and to stop the tariffs. Biden will cave.
      Will they close the South China Sea to extract trade advantages? You use the term close…as in blockade. I have long predicted this….so, yes, I believe they will within one year. They will give Biden a chance to first drop all punitive tariffs and open up China again and to apologize for blaming Covid on China. Biden will do an Obama apology tour in China.

      What will our responses be? Nothing….wall street rules.
      ——————————
      IF, I was Premier Colonel D……I would move on Taiwan the day after inauguration and challenge our defense treaty. Biden will do nothing.

  30. Ray Hawkins says:

    Colonel – thoughts on SecDef firing? Allegations Wray and Haspel are next in line? Why did he do this / why do this now?

    • I’m no colonel, but I think he’s just trying to (A) assert that he’s still in command – which he is – and (B) clean house of some old enemies.

      The narrative on the left is… a little less kind:

      Back in June, Esper balked at Trump trying to use troops against civilian protestors. The narrative on the left is that Trump is preparing to defy the election results and wants to be able to use troops against protestors in this scenario, thus removing Esper is a necessary pre-condition. Now, I don’t really credit any of this. It reads a bit paranoiac to me. I just don’t see US troops obeying a President – any President – in open defiance of the EC.

      ………… But I’m sure that’s what every country says just before it gets taken over by a coup……….

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        Nance has called for the military to remove him already so we have gone beyond speculation about becoming a banana republic. Wray is hopeless. Loyalty is to the Constitution and to the republic, NOT TO THE AGENCY!

        For those lacking in historical perspective, when the Praetorian Guard realized IT was stronger than teh Senate, teh Army leadership and the emperor, then THEY became teh government. Mr. paranoid here, me, thinks that is the point the FBI and CIA have reached.

    • Bad move, in my opinion, on Esper…I do not buy into the Insurrection Act bit at all……no conspiracy here and even Trump will not use the military….because the military will not do it.

      • Colonel,

        In your estimation, how many countries thought that exact thing right before their militaries actually did back the ruling junta?

        • Just A Citizen says:

          Who are you defining as “countries” in this question?

          My recollection is that in all cases may were suspecting a possible Coup before it happened. There are few if any that are a total surprise.

          Furthermore, those militaries which carried out such efforts did not operate under our laws or cultural requirements.

          Not saying it is not possible. Just so improbably as to be more meaningless than being hit by an earth extinction meteor.

          • So……. “it can’t happen here”?

            • No, it cannot happen here. The military will not remove a POTUS by force at all. That is an FBI job. And, I will even go further, the Joint Chiefs will not allow it no matter who appoints them. They are de facto commanders.

              • And, I will even go further, the Joint Chiefs will not allow it no matter who appoints them. They are de facto commanders.

                I agree.

                I do.

                Here’s where my brain starts to itch a bit… if they say no, and you fire the guy. Then you ask his replacement. And he says no, and you fire the guy. If you repeat this enough times, you end up with someone who will say yes.

                ———

                For the record: I thought Bush II might try to hold onto power and was wrong (in hindsight, obviously so). I do not think Trump will make such an effort once he has exhausted all hope.. or, at least, I don’t think “the powers that be” will enable him. But “exhausted all hope” for an unhinged narcissist to admit a humiliating defeat…? How far does that extend? If he well and truly believes he really won – and I have zero doubt that he believes this with every fiber of his being – then how far does a guy like that go to hold on?

              • But “exhausted all hope” for an unhinged narcissist to admit a humiliating defeat…? How far does that extend? If he well and truly believes he really won – and I have zero doubt that he believes this with every fiber of his being – then how far does a guy like that go to hold on? How far did Clinton go? She is still unhinged.

                No, Trump will go. AND, he will do better than Obama did…he will give a thorough briefing to the incoming administration despite the statement by Biden that says he will not attend.

          • Not saying it is not possible. JAC…go ahead and say it. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE. No how..no way.

            Mathius, please do not buy into the “he will refuse to vacate the White House rhetoric. When the vote is certified and not called by the press…..Trump will vacate the White House better than his predecessor did.

            • Mathius, please do not buy into the “he will refuse to vacate the White House rhetoric. When the vote is certified and not called by the press…..Trump will vacate the White House better than his predecessor did.

              He might even give a concession speech, but I believe he will go to his grave loudly proclaiming that he really won.

              Trump will vacate the White House better than his predecessor did.

              Maybe.. .but it’s going to take them months to get all the orange spray tan out of the Residence furiture.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        Colonel

        Why do you think it a bad move to fire Espy?

        Seems to me he was defying a POTUS order with respect to cleaning out all the Social Justice indoctrination going on in DOD.

  31. Ray Hawkins says:

    Bookshelf question……ISO well-sourced books on the Benghazi incident – just started Dark Forces by Kenneth Timmerman. Suggestions for others? 13 hours (haven’t seen movie either)?

    • I suggest you read and watch 13 hours….as close a depiction as you are going to get. I have read the classified intel reports on Benghazi. What I can tell you without violating an ethic here…….13 hours is VERY close.

  32. Just A Citizen says:
  33. Just A Citizen says:

    Another story on IRREGULARITIES in the voting. One of the reasons I believe there was widespread “fraud” was the work this fella and others did on accumulating registration drive data and changes to state records, prior to the election.

    https://redstate.com/scotthounsell/2020/11/10/excuse-me-while-i-call-bs-in-michigan-n277705

  34. DAG NABBIT….moderation, please.

  35. Just A Citizen says:

    Interesting information to keep in your storage area for future access. Especially when you need to respond to some dopey Dem and/or leftwinger about how irregular all this is.

    https://redstate.com/shipwreckedcrew/2020/11/10/pay-not-attention-to-the-drama-queen-at-doj-who-resigned-after-barr-authorized-us-attorneys-to-investigate-fraud-n277710?utm_source=piano&utm_medium=onsite&utm_campaign=719

    Note: Barr has looked into many smelly things but has not always come up with any kind of serious wrong doing. So howling about him looking into things is grossly premature.

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      As Mark Simone on WOR radio in NY said today, “What, this woman has never seen an episode of “Law and Order”. When there is speculation, when there is suspicion, they investigate.”

      • Just A Citizen says:

        It just kills me to watch these talking heads and political types saying there should be no investigation because there is no “hard evidence”.

        If there were “hard evidence” there would be no need for an investigation. They would go straight to the Grand Jury for indictments. Charges would be filed.

        As of this moment my opinion is that we might just see specific people prosecuted for election fraud of some type. But nobody is going to have the brass to set the election right. If I am right, and I hope not, at least having some perp walks and federal pen time will deter future efforts. Oh, never mind. Who am I kidding?

        The more likely scenario is that Pelosi and Biden move full hog for National MAIL IN BALLOT systems.

        • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

          To accomplish anything at this point on events from Russia Collusion Fraud through Biden scandals, through FBI CIA scandals, through the election fraud and the lying beforehand, we MUST rein in the facebook et al and make them responsible not to mention cutting out censorship.

          Unfortunately to get there you would need both houses of congress and the POTUS to agree. Ain’t gonna happen, ergo NOTHING is going to happen and Matt will be able to conveniently avoid answering questions while continuing to shovel manure.

          • Ray Hawkins says:

            Love this “let’s have the government tell Facebook & Twitter what they can and cannot have on their platform”. While we’re at it – can we force conservative cake bakers to bake wedding cakes for gay couples?

            • Ray,

              Come on man… haven’t you figured it out, yet?

              Freedom me, but not for thee!

              • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

                I guess you cannot read either or are you both for censorship?

              • SKT,

                I know this is hard – but a private company refusing to host you on their platform when you violate their terms of service… to which you agreed when you joined… is not “censorship.”

                Hold on a second… I think I have something here for you…. yup… here it is!

              • Just A Citizen says:

                BOTH OF YOU are making dishonest arguments. The sad thing is I think you BOTH know it.

              • Nope. We’re evidently just stupid. Would you care to spell it out for us?

            • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

              WRONG RAY! I’m for telling them what they cannot CENSOR.

              The whole argument about the airwaves for broadcasting to which I would now add modern media, is that they are the PUBLIC airwaves and governments place is to guarantee freedom of access even to the nuts. The so called “fairness” doctrine was done away with precisely because the issue became, “whose fairness?”

              Shit, I believed in the free speech movement back in the 1960’s. In case you haven’t noticed saying the incorrect PC thing on those platforms gets you censored or fact checked by fact checkers who don’t source their “facts” or banned for 30 days which I have been repeatedly. If you are smart, do NOT publicly link ANTIFA with their Brownshirt forebears, especially side by side photos of them burning, looting and my favorite, smashing glass! .

              While an extreme analogy, if I were an Orthodox Rabbi writing about the sacred Torah, would I want Twitter/Facebook to have me “fact checked” by an orthodox Muslim? Or, Vice versa. On second thought, thinking of the past four years and Trump putting Clorox in your veins, or calling White supremacists “fine people” or putting kids in cages, maybe the analogy is too MILD.

            • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

              PUBLIC airwaves Colonel, you are right.

              So there are a variety of routes to take that have to deal with restraint of trade and monopoly too. But to me, the Internet was developed by the government at the behest of the Military therefore if the government regulates it I have no problem I have no problem especially if the government regulates it to keep it open to all.

              When these things all started they were, in my opinion apolitical. Now they have become so ingrained that they are political and all powerful. When this “fact checking” started, is when they crossed a line.Whose facts? Whose facts interpreted by whom? Trump lies but the traitor, blackmailer, embezzler, plagiarist, wife stealer NEVER does? Don’t see any objective fact checking on that stuff.

              Special niches were carved out to allow these entities to grow and prosper. It may be time to reel them back in. For decades, the argument to NOT break up ATT was that they provided a needed public service and that the fine tuned system they created would be destroyed by competition.

              Break ’em up!

  36. Just A Citizen says:

    I think T-Ray went through this the other day but I just tallied up the HOUSE votes that would be cast for POTUS if the EC were to wind up with NO MAJORITY winner.

    Using the EXISTING House membership the final vote were almost certainly be:

    Republicans 26, Democrats 23 with Michigan Tied.

    If ALL THE REPUABLICANS picked Mr. Trump he would win.

    Meanwhile on the Senate side, assuming the current members, could all the R’s be counted on to pick Mr. Pence? I am not so sure.

    Now lets consider if the new Congress, which will actually pick POTUS and VPOTUS if needed, ends up with R’s holding the State count on the House side but the Senate is tied.

    Would all the House Republicans pick Mr. Trump? Remember, if the House cannot decide the Senate picks the VP who then takes over until the House makes up its mind. If the Senate cannot pick then the Speaker of the House sits in the big chair until the House decides on the POTUS race. If the D’s pick up Georgia Senate seats then the Senate will be tied. But because there is no VP to break the tie, someone would have to defect the party line. So who gives in first? Manchin of WV on the first round, or Romney/Collins etc?

    I could easily see at least three Republican Senators voting for Harris “because she won the popular vote”. Making her POTUS while the House continued arguing.

    On the other hand, I could see the Senate picking Pence because Harris might be to radical for those three R’s and a few D’s as well.

    I have not seen the data on State by State how the changes in House seats might affect the House voting for POTUS.

    One thing for sure. If the election did go to Congress you won’t be able to keep track of all the back room deals made to sway votes here and there.

    • If you want to see the Left set this country on fire, have the senate, or faithless electors, or any other approach hand Trump the Presidency.

      I don’t share SUFA’s view of The Left as some fire breathing dangerous erratic violent force… but if Trump manages some last-ditch maneuver to override the clearly expressed WILL OF THE PEOPLE and gets himself a second term, the riots are going to make BLM and Antifa look like a meeting of the local Rotary Club.

      Oh, I know… I am of the opinion that the rules are the rules and if he can win within the rules, thems the breaks. And I stand by that. But I promise you that the Left (a majority of this country) will not see it that way.

      And before you get all high and might – imagine if, having lost the EC in 2016 (AND the popular vote), the Democrats pulled some stunt install Clinton instead and then followed it with some version of “tough shit.” You all would have lost your everloving minds and if you don’t think so, then you aren’t being honest with yourself.

      • WILL OF THE PEOPLE ? According to who? We still have a contested election going on in real time. How you can bring yourself to say that is shocking.

      • Oh, I know… I am of the opinion that the rules are the rules and if he can win within the rules, thems the breaks. And I stand by that. But I promise you that the Left (a majority of this country) will not see it that way. Correct….you are. This is a lose lose proposition anyway. Even with a Biden Presidency, in my opinion, you are going to see anarchy at its finest. The riots are not over.

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        My dear friend, If they thought there was a snowball’s chance in hell of losing in ’16, you would have seen the exact same mechanisms in place.

        All this hush, hush super secret counting nobody can look at smacks a whole lot of violations of a number of voting rights acts.

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        Notice the fanatic rioters in teh streets since the morning of November 2nd.The Proud Boys are all still out there with the geriatric tea partiers tearing down the country because their man lost.

        Us right wing types can imagine the fun and games if the “results” are overturned based on proven fraud. But as my next door neighbor, normally a very mild mannered guy said today. “Who gives a shit, they will burn down their own stuff”.

      • I” don’t share SUFA’s view of The Left as some fire breathing dangerous erratic violent force”

        Have you been asleep for the last several months? Those are not right wing zealots burning, looting, destroying property, beating up people, and intimidating people. They have not been universally condemned by the D party. In fact Harris contributed money to bail these thugs out of jail. Only when cornered did Biden weakly condemn violence in general. He has never disavowed BLM or Antifa. He has never asked them to tone it down. The mayors and governors of the cities these riots are in are Democrats. They stood aside and let the violence happen instead of suppressing it. This is the party that you support and voted for so you own this. You can’t claim all politicians are rotten when you keep returning these rotten apples back in power.

        You spout statistics all the time. We have shown on here for the last several days that this election in the key battleground states and cities is a statistical anomaly. If it were random, the errors would go both ways. The errors are systematic thus one can only conclude that fraud is real and significant. It is massive. How can you condone this?

      • Just A Citizen says:

        YES Mathius. Of course even that is not completely true as NOT A SINGLE STATE has CERTIFIED its elections that I know about.

        As for what the left will do……………. tough cookies Mathius. If fraud is found and that results in Trump getting elected then that is just to bad. Maybe they could act like adults and just accept the outcome.

        • If fraud is found and that results in Trump getting elected then that is just to bad.

          Agreed.

          Maybe they could act like adults and just accept the outcome.

          Unlikely.

  37. WILL OF THE PEOPLE? Where the hell was this the last 4 years? But suddenly it matters? BS flags flying everywhere.

    If massive fraud is proven and Trump wins, cities will burn. SO WHAT? It’s easy to stop and cops aren’t needed. Burn away.

    • WILL OF THE PEOPLE? Where the hell was this the last 4 years? But suddenly it matters?

      It mattered over the last four years, too. But the Electoral College overrode it.

      If massive fraud is proven and Trump wins, cities will burn.

      Probably. Though much of that depends on whether The People buy the allegations of “massive fraud” or whether they think it’s just Trump getting away with more lying.

      SO WHAT?

      So that’s what will happen.

      It’s easy to stop and cops aren’t needed. Burn away.

      Oh, fuck off.

      • You have to really be in denial to think that Trump didn’t ALSO win the popular vote in ’16. They just didn’t know how badly Trump would beat them, so they didn’t cheat enough last time. But then you think fraud is negligible anyway. Makes no sense that even you think that they all lie, cheat, and do whatever is necessary to advance their agenda, but you won’t give credibility to massive election fraud.

        The genie is out of the bottle. No matter what…MAGA is real and here to stay. Fox News can verify that right now. Let these jokers try to run their game on us now. Pop up rallies will be everywhere.

        • Anita…..careful girl…..I will not accept anything until the vote is certified by each state as it should be, It has not been certified. However, I am convinced that Trump did not win the popular vote just as I am convinced that no Republican may ever again win the popular vote. That is why the EC is so important. It gives voice to the rest of the country and not controlled by two or three population centers………but I do not see the popular vote swinging in the Republicans favor anytime soon…….UNLESS, the cities actually do burn.

          • I disagree, but that’s cool. I respect your opinion.

            • A recent academic study concluded that about 13% of the non-citizens in this country vote. If there are 30M non-citizens (legal and illegal residents) that is about 3.9M votes. Not insignificant.

      • Though much of that depends on whether The People buy the allegations of “massive fraud” or whether they think it’s just Trump getting away with more lying.

        Do you actually believe this statement of yours? Do you, Sir Mathius, actually believe that just because the media has reported it, and the votes have not yet been certified, that it should “just be accepted” as gospel?

        • Do you, Sir Mathius, actually believe that just because the media has reported it, and the votes have not yet been certified, that it should “just be accepted” as gospel?

          Gospel? No.

          But I do think that Fox called it against the President and that is, shall we say, an “admission against interest.”

          I would suggest that world leaders – generally speaking – have advisors who know more than me and they have gone ahead and congratulated Biden. If I’m Boris Johnson, I’m not going to alienate the President of the United States (a man well known to hold a grudge) unless or until I’m certain of the outcome.

          None of this is gospel. And none of it is immune to being thrown out if the allegations of massive voter fraud are proven. And none of it is immune to 100 other versions of shenanigans I’m sure the Trump campaign is exploring.

          …..

          But if The People do not believe Trump’s unsubstantiated bullshit. If he does manage to pull a rabbit out of the hat and cling to power for another four years. Despite losing the popular vote… twice. And (in their opinion) having “cheated” somehow to win the Electoral College even in spite of that…. yea, that’s going to a total shit show.

          If – IF IF IF – however, Trump does turn up proof that the votes were fraudulent and it’s actual real proof that actually really convinces people and that Lügenpresse accepts the narrative and the left believe – “yup, we did lose.. again” – then they’re going to be pissed, and I’m sure there would be some sporadic outbreaks.. but it wouldn’t be on the same level.

          The latter can be handled by riot police. The former would require military intervention.

          • The former would require military intervention. You ARE, of course, referring to each individual State’s National Guard. I am telling you, there will be no intervention of Federal Troops even if Rome burns to the ground. It…will…not….happen.

            • Then Rome would burn to the ground.

              If was have Bush v. Gore Part II, and SCOTUS just hands Trump a second term, there is no analog in our lifetimes to the scale of the ensuing shit-show.

              ——————-

              PS: Happy Veterans Day!

              ——————–

              PPS: Any thoughts on the additional firings/resignations at the Pentagon and the allegations that the people he’s replacing them with are Trump loyalists?

              • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

                Oh, you mean like replacing the OBAMA loyalists with TRUMP loyalists to perhaps stymie the new president? Jeez, holy crap Batman,I never, ever would have thought of that!

        • Do you, Sir Mathius, actually believe that just because the media has reported it, and the votes have not yet been certified, that it should “just be accepted” as gospel?

          One more thing I think I should add….

          I’m a rules guy. I think there are rules and they are the rules. And if Trump wins legally within the rules then he wins and that’s just the way it is. Doesn’t matter if I like it. Thems the breaks. Likewise, if Biden wins, he wins.

          But… with that said… there is something to be said for perception.

          I may not like it, but reality doesn’t give a shit what I like.

          The world and the media have accepted that Trump is toast. Rats are fleeing the ship. World leaders are congratulating Biden. Fox cut Kayleigh McEnany off mid press conference when she was making voter fraud allegations.

          And, in open violation of the Logan Act – for which he should be duly tried – Biden is conducting foreign policy. (which, by the way, Trump did as well with impunity)

          What we’re looking at now is a situation where Trump needs not just to “win” in a strict sense of the word that would satisfy me.. but he needs to overturn the narrative.

          There may be millions of Trumpists buying into his stories of “frankly, I did win it,” but the vast majority of Americans – and importantly including the power brokers and the media – as well as world leaders all seem to have accepted his loss.

          Optically, this is no longer an open contest. Optically, Trump lost and The People, the media, and the world have all accepted that. For Trump to somehow take the win, even if he does so legally, he is going to be viewed as illegitimate unless he can overturn that narrative and convince The People, the media, and the world that he did in fact win legitimately.

          And “legitimately,” in terms of optics is not just a question of legality and strict adherence to the law. It would be perfectly legal for SCOTUS to throw out the entire election and order a new one to be held entirely within Wyoming. But if Trump wins that, you can’t imagine that The People are going to accept it.

          SCOTUS and the courts and the election commissions know this and they are, for the most part, staffed by human beings. And, for the most part, those people are acutely aware of the ledge they’d be stepping out onto by taking it upon themselves to overturn the perceived Will of the People.

          ——–

          got a phone call.. no time to proof read… whatever.. enjoy!

      • But the Electoral College overrode it.

        It’s only been the way it is for over 200 years, but keep whining.

        It’s easy to stop and cops aren’t needed. Burn away.

        Oh, fuck off. I have a completely non violent way to shut down the riots….after a few days of burning.

  38. U.S.—Very legitimate President-elect Joe Biden assured all Americans in his victory speech last Saturday night that the elections held nationwide were “mostly legitimate.” His comments come as a rebuke to those who were saying totally baseless things about voter fraud, illegal ballots being counted, and poll workers counting ballots in a boarded-up building with no oversight.

    “It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric, to lower the temperature, to see each other, to listen to each other again,” Biden said. “Well, everyone who accepts this totally legit election—I mean, c’mon man. Everything was by the book.”

    All election experts and hosts from CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NPR, and the AP immediately backed up every point of Joe Biden’s speech condemning the few scattered millions of people who still had some lingering doubts.

    “You want to know how I know those stories about tabulation software glitches and dead people voting are part of a disinformation campaign?” asked CNN’s Brian Stelter on his program. “Facebook and Twitter are censoring them. That’s how you know what’s real and what’s not.”

    “Just listen to the election experts and people censoring other points of view like me,” he added.

    At publishing time, rumors about the Trump campaign filing several lawsuits disputing the election results were being censored by social media companies.

  39. This is proper.

    “Joe Biden is not getting top-level national security information until the General Services
    Administration ascertains that he officially defeated President Donald Trump, the office of Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has confirmed.

    “ODNI follows the statutory direction provided in the Presidential Transition Act, which requires ascertainment of the candidate by the administrator of GSA prior to supporting a potential presidential transition,”

    Something very funny here……the media has called the race. They know nothing. The states have not certified. Biden’s lead in Arizona is now less than 7 k……Forty eight Hours after election day, Trump had a lead in all the contested states……suddenly, mysterious votes have turned up, voting software irregularities discovered, people coming forward as witnesses………………all very interesting…..but the bottom line is that the vote has yet to be certified.

    Until then………………no briefings, no transition team…..nothing should be done.

  40. Happy Veteran’s Day! Thank you veteran’s, you have my heartfelt gratitude for your service and sacrifices.

    May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen

  41. From Lt Gov Patrick…

    “In just the last 60 days, we have had three major arrests on voter fraud, including a social worker who was arrested last week for allegedly registering almost 70 developmentally disabled adults to vote without their signature or consent,” said Patrick.

    He added that Democrats have nobody to blame but themselves for creating suspicion over the presidential race results by not allowing Republican poll watchers to observe the vote count, ignoring deadlines, making last-minute changes, and not verifying that ballots were sent to people who could legally vote, among other issues.

    Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is offering up to $1 million to incentivize and reward people who report voter fraud, with anyone providing information leading to an arrest and conviction to get a minimum of $25,000.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Anita

      My dear lady, please do not place your sanity in the basket with those who put forth such certainty. I am sure you aren’t but thought I would offer a reminder.

      • Biden as an inmate…not buying it.
        Historic landslide…not buying it.

        Landslide…possibly
        Trump wins. probably.

        Lin Wood….didn’t do bad vs CNN for Sandmann. At bat for Kyle Rittenhouse now. Believable…absolutely.

  42. From Goldman Sachs on Biden economic future plans:

    Mr. Biden wants to devote $2 trillion over four years to accelerate the transition to EVs, carbon-free buildings and green power but much of the required technology is not here yet. Reckless spending would balloon post-pandemic federal deficits and leave the nation in 2030 with an obsolete, internationally-uncompetitive fleet of vehicles, structures and power grid that kills jobs.

    Levying to a 39.6% top marginal rate, the 0.9% Medicare surcharge on high incomes, imposing the full Social Security tax and some tightening of rules for many deductions would raise effective federal rate on wages for those earning at least $400,000 to more than 56%. Adding in state and local taxes in places like New York City and California would take top marginal tax rates to about 70%.

    Perhaps the most profound negative effect on growth would be on startups and venture capital in the high-tech sector. The Biden plan would apply at least a 44% tax on capital gains instead of the current 23.8%.

    Taxes like those impose a mighty disincentive among highly-skilled professionals to work more, longer, innovate or assume more responsibility to advance within their organizations.
    Perhaps the most profound negative effect on growth would be on startups and venture capital in the high-tech sector. The Biden plan would apply at least a 44% tax on capital gains instead of the current 23.8%Among venture capitalists in California or New York City marginal state and local taxes on higher incomes would raise the overall capital gains rate to about 57%.

    Wealthy folks never really spend all their gains — except maybe to put it into mansions that fall into their estates — because they keep reinvesting. In the end, the death tax kicks in. Applying Mr. Biden’s proposed 45% estate tax and the additive tax effect on the value of the estate from taking a risk on a successful startup becomes as much as 76%.

    That’s not all. Mr. Biden’s tax plan is likely to yield about $2.8 trillion in revenues over 10 years — far less than his spending ambitions in green energy, higher education, day care and the like.

    Wealthy folks never really spend all their gains — except maybe to put it into mansions that fall into their estates — because they keep reinvesting. In the end, the death tax kicks in. Applying Mr. Biden’s proposed 45% estate tax and the additive tax effect on the value of the estate from taking a risk on a successful startup becomes as much as 76%.

    That’s not all. Mr. Biden’s tax plan is likely to yield about $2.8 trillion in revenues over 10 years — far less than his spending ambitions in green energy, higher education, day care and the like

    Waiting to make up the difference are Democrats, including the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, Ron Wyden, who would apply the capital gains tax to stocks and other assets each year before those are realized through sales. Angel investors would have to pay tax as startups mature and before initial product offerings or corporate acquisitions generated any cash.

    On the demand side, the Biden plan would raise corporate tax rates. That would have a big impact on the ready cash high-tech companies have to pile into startups.

    Technology companies now compose nearly 40% of the S&P 500, and startups are still going to happen. It doesn’t take a complicated tax inversion and wrangling with the Treasury to simply incorporate new ventures in friendlier places like Ireland and move independent pools of venture capital overseas.

    Simply, with Mr. Biden’s tax plan we would have Soviet-style incentives to invest in jobs creating new technology. Propaganda, bologna and vodka — pinot grigio for enlightened urban professionals — and fewer good-paying jobs.
    The Tax Foundation and others estimate the Biden plan hit on growth would lower household incomes for the rich and poor alike by 2030, and the Hoover Institution puts the average annual loss at $6,500.

    • Now, Sir Mathius, and any others who are into investments…………I will cherry pick a statement that seems innocuous but would have some serious cash availability impact.

      Waiting to make up the difference are Democrats, including the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, Ron Wyden, who would apply the capital gains tax to stocks and other assets each year before those are realized through sales. Angel investors would have to pay tax as startups mature and before initial product offerings or corporate acquisitions generated any cash.

      Anyone wish to comment on this?

      And then this……Technology companies now compose nearly 40% of the S&P 500, and startups are still going to happen. It doesn’t take a complicated tax inversion and wrangling with the Treasury to simply incorporate new ventures in friendlier places like Ireland and move independent pools of venture capital overseas.

      Sound familiar?

      • Just A Citizen says:

        My comment: When the Govt starts taxing paper wealth it is a serious sign of the pending collapse.

        And Ron Wyden should be given a new home about 100 ft underground. An recycled missle silo would do, radiation and all. The lock on the door should only be accessible from the outside.

        • They are going apply a new alternative minimum tax and revise the code to account form paper wealth and then require prepayment…..meaning you will pay a tax at the current value at years end and pay it in advance like income tax is now….in the banking business this is called “kiting”.

          People who can, will move their investments off shore. I know I will. The Cayman’s and the British Virgin Islands are my picks. No capital gains and no ACA surcharges, no prepayments, no evaluation of paper wealth.

          Why would you not move things if you can.

  43. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Said it before, gonna say it again.

    We were told that we had to have the untested, varies from state to state and sometimes location to location mail in voting system (NOT ABSENTEE BALLOTING) because the pandemic created a “new normal”.

    Because the new normal caused such contention and confusion, one would think that the results would be very carefully scrutinized because, after all, it was an entirely new way of doing things.

    Therefore, there should be no weeping and gnashing of teeth over court ordered recounts or even court ordered revotes for violations of the Voting Rights Acts or State Laws or Federal Laws because that is the NEW NORMAL.

    You CANNOT have it BOTH ways.

  44. Just A Citizen says:

    We are to believe that mail in voting contributed to increasing the voter turnout in the USA by about 20 million voters over four years ago. Mr. Biden got a little less than 10 million more than Mr. Obama did in his first win and over 10 million more than Mrs. Clinton. Mr. Trump got about 10 million more than he did last time.

    It is also to be believed that select Counties, which happen to lean Democrat, had turnout of about 90% this cycle, and that it is perfectly normal to have more votes than registered voters.

  45. Just out……Georgia will have a hand recount with witnesses….

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Based on a story I read yesterday that may not matter. The judge that had previously ruled on Georgia’s computerized system said it was rife for fraud and that because of how they did the ballots it would be nearly impossible to do an accurate recount of just the paper ballots.

      I guess we will see.

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        Gonna have a state wide run off in January anyway. Who is for a re-run for Prez? I’m all for giving Nancy the reins till it is settled.

      • JAC, if I understand it correctly, the computerized system in Georgia is capable of printing paper ballots of the electronic votes. They hit a button and the ballots are printed out and then counted. I heard that it would take about 24 hours. They could do this tomorrow and have it over with and done.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          Colonel

          Based on what I read, which was written by the Judge in the case, the ballot which is printed from the electronic is not a complete ballot but a ballot with a barcode which represents the “supposed vote” of the machine itself.

          So if you recount the votes you will get EXACTLY the same answer +/- whatever the inherent sampling error of the machine reader is alone.

          This is why THEM using recounts etc. to calm the waters against the accusations is Bulldookey. A hand recount should be a hand count of the original ballots.

          If this were a true recount it is possible the R Senator won by 50% +1, given how big a lead he had that disappeared the last two days.

  46. Just A Citizen says:

    Mathius

    If you do not believe in the modern “Imperial Presidency”, if you believe that POTUS’s power is limited per the Constitution, then you should have no problem with the Electoral College.

    The only reason people on the left howl about the popular vote is because they think/want POTUS to have more power than the position was given. The Presidency should not really matter all that much except to provide a HELL NO to Congress once in awhile.

    Otherwise it is supposed to be an “executive” job. Not a position of such power that it should really matter how the job is filled.

  47. So WaPo claims the USPO whistle blower from Eire, PA recanted citing unnamed sources. But the whistle blower says, whoa, not so fast.

    This whole thing would make a really good but unbelievable TV miniseries. Not even Tom Clancy could have come up with something this complicated and make it believable.

  48. Just A Citizen says:

    Mathius

    You also said this AM that “if Trump pulls this off by some kind of shenanigans”.

    Is following the process, including litigation, a shenanigan? The SCOTUS had already indicated that the PA Court had acted in an extra Constitutional way to modify the “late mail in ballot policy” in PA. Along with the Governor. PA agreed to keep the ballots separated and the 4 to 4 tie on the “injunction request” to stop that was based on that agreement being in place. Now PA violated their own agreement. SCOTUS has ordered the votes separated. If SCOTUS finds that PA Gov. and Court overstepped the Constitution and disallows the votes is that a SHENANIGAN?

    I did want to point out that much of what you say about how the “left” will or does view all of this is also largely driven by the propaganda which is controlled by the DNC and MSM. Along with all the other new age opinion leaders.

    And as for Fox calling AZ as some kind of admission of defeat, apparently you have not been following the feud between Mr. Trump and Murdoch. It proves nothing. It is just as easy to claim that since the left wing media DID NOT call AZ they understood it was still in play. Hell, even one MSNBC expert warned not to count the AZ chickens yet when Fox called the race.

  49. https://www.westernjournal.com/lawsuit-state-vehicles-brought-tens-thousands-unsealed-ballots-michigan-dems/

    IMHO, everywhere where an election law was violated, proof of illegal ballots, or any other issue, like the USPS Erie thing, the whole election should be thrown out and a new one conducted. That means that every ballot must be confirmed to be legal if mailed in.

  50. So per the left’s representative here, we are supposed to submit to this election “result” because the TV talking heads have declared Biden the winner, foreign leaders are calling and congratulating Biden, and big tech fact checkers say he won and all Republican claims are disinformation. We are now supposed to accept intimidation from our betters including the mobs in the street. Suppression of speech is acceptable, any lies told to support Biden are acceptable, no airing of his corruption is tolerated, voter fraud does not exist unless you have irrefutable video proof which naturally will be deceptively edited. Eye witness accounts are lies, statistics is not evidence, rules can be changed at will by courts and bureaucrats, poll watchers can be intimidated and blocked, …. All of this is now acceptable.

    Mathius, do you really want the country to go in this direction?

    Doing the election over would be a nightmare. I think that the respective state legislatures should review the evidence, and if warranted, declare the election null and void. The can then not send any electors to the EC or select a new slate of electors. If the House must decide the election then so be it.

    • I wonder how the Left would think if Social Media would silence the LBGT crowd like conservatives have been? I’m sure that the “it’s a private company” mantra would go away real quick.

      It has gotten to a point where the words Liberal and trust can’t be used in the same sentence.

      • I keep hearing how the Ds are the party of the people. Maybe at one time but not anymore. They are the party of big money, unions, and the coastal elites. All the low people mean to them is votes.

  51. Mathius……have ya’ll run any proforma’s on the proposed Biden tax plan? I am interested in what hedge fund guys think of it…or if they even follow Goldman at all….Thanks, sir.

    • I work in operations, trading, and technology. I stay approximately 1,000 miles away from anything that might be considered “research.”

      They say buy X and I just make it happen.

      I assume they’re working hard to model the proposed tax plan and understand what will actually happen if Red Team holds the senate. But I’m not involved in the least.

      I will say we’re up dramatically since the election was called.

      • I will say we’re up dramatically since the election was called. Yes, but we know why and it has nothing to do with Biden. You know this….it has everything to do with the Red Team keeping the Senate. …100% which means gridlock.

  52. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Interesting. Should it be shown that fraud was committed in a voting district and there is no way to segregate the fraudulent ballots from real ballots, the ENTIRE result for the district must be discarded as contaminated .

    The d. party may very well have hoisted themselves on their own petard. Disenfranchised their own voters.

    As Rush would say for the folks in Rio Linda.

    hoist by/with (one’s) own petard
    To be injured, ruined, or defeated by one’s own action, device, or plot that was intended to harm another; to have fallen victim to one’s own trap or schemes. (“Hoist” in this instance is the past participle of the archaic form of the verb “hoise.”)

  53. “A sitting president making accusations of election fraud and insisting he will ‘never give up.’ Am I the only one seeing this and thinking, what kind of dictatorship is this?” Japanese Land Minister Kazuyoshi Akaba wrote on Twitter, lambasting President Trump’s refusal to concede the election and wondering: “Where has our role model for democracy gone?”

    (tweet was deleted shortly thereafter)

    • Actually, Mathius,,,,,,,,,why would you want to call an election before the votes are certified. The media has NO STANDING to call an election. I think back to Gore…when he challenged Florida. No election was called until after the Florida votes were re-counted. There is nothing to concede yet….and when I am convinced, then I will be on the band wagon to say enough is enough. I will be on that band wagon when….and only when, the votes are certified.AS I

    • Just A Citizen says:

      YES, YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE seeing this. YOU AND YOUR LEFTWING/DEMOCRATIC friends.

      If Japan had the fraud issues we did the people running those elections would have resigned by now. So the PM of Japan can stick it, if that is in fact what he said.

  54. Equine Weapon says:

    A horse walks into a bar and orders a drink.

    The bartender turns to the horse and says, “you know, I see you around here an awful lot. Do you think you might be an alcoholic.”

    The horse considers. “No, I think not.”

    The horse then promptly vanishes with a poof.

    Now, admittedly, this joke only makes sense if you are familiar with the French Enlightenment philosopher, Rene Descartes, who famously said, “I think therefore I am.”

    The horse thought not, and therefore he wasn’t.

    But I couldn’t have explained that first or I would have been putting Descartes for the horse.

  55. Canine Weapon says:

  56. Heard an interesting question today concerning the tally of votes……The question was asked, If Texas and Florida can have all the ballots counted and tabulated within 12 hours…..why not other States?

  57. In keeping with my post earlier about election fraud in Texas…..we found another one that has been caught and faces 20 years for election fraud and forgery. It had to do with nursing homes and social workers being sent in to ballot harvest….and they got caught. Forging names on election ballots……naughty..naughty.

  58. Great post! And I so agree with everything here! NOW they want to unite! Just more empty rhetoric, all while AOC and other Leftists are compiling a “hit list” of Trump cabinet members, operatives, and mega donors! Their next move is a list of Trump voters! If this doesn’t scare you, nothing will! The Liberals have lost their rabid-ass minds now! It isn’t enough for them to win (which they haven’t really won anyway, the investigation of voter fraud is on and mountains of evidence are flowing in), but they want revenge!

    • Hi Cherie,

      First of all, as the token leftie here, let me say welcome to the asylum.

      Alright…. tryin’ not scare you off here, but, well… I’ll let someone else field the rest of your comment. They’ll probably agree with you.

      That said, if you’ll forgive me a bit of stalking (eg, clicking on your username), I’d really like to understand how you square your support of Trump (which I am inferring) with the strong anti-bully message of your blog. Trump is many things – some even good – but one thing I find it hard to refute is that Trump is an archetypical bully.

      • Who the hell is Sandy Lee?

      • Mathius, I read through her blog but will you name me one POTUS that was not a bully? Just one. Please do not add Biden to your list, you will see that he will be a far worse bully than Trump could ever be but…can you name……..just one? Please? Pretty please with sugar on top? Just one itsy bitsy POTUS, or politician for that matter, that is not a bully on a grand scale…..come on…….just one.

        • They only think he is a bully. When he pulls this election from the gutter and ends up still 45, THAT’S when the bully comes out.

          • Anita, fair is fair. You cannot be in politics without being somewhat of a bully. I read Cherie’s blog and the definition of what trump does in being in politics is not what she refers to in her blog.

            However, the big issue that I have with Sir Mathius right now is he wants me to show empathy for BLM or ANTIFA as the reason for their violence and looting. Mathius does not agree with them on the looting but he wants people to try to see where they are coming from and it simply does not wash with me. To show empathy and say, “I understand why they are doing what they are doing” is just flat out wrong with me.

            One reason Texas has managed to dodge some of the bullets (no pun intended) so far is that everyone here has a gun and our laws and our governor and our police all are behind defending oneself. Our governor is open about defending property. I know some can’t get their head around this, but if you steal a pack of bubble gum and get gunned down for it…..so be it. Do not steal. It matters not the value….if you steal, prepare to die. But Mathius would have me show some empathy for what “SUPPOSEDLY” drives people to looting. Like the far left, Omar and her bunch says, these people do not have anything so it is ok to loot. Besides, the business’ have insurance……It is difficult to show any amount of empathy for this line of thinking.

      • I wouldn’t be much of an advocate for bullying if I didn’t support him. I do my research and I don’t watch the mainstream media, who never show you an entire Trump speech but only sound bits of speeches so they can use and spin to fit their narrative. Also, Americans are being bullied by the Left. We don’t dare voice our live of him because the Left, who ARE bullies will use cancel culture and even burn down our homes, loot our businesses, beat us up, maybe even kill us. Oh, but Jerry Nader said that ANTIFA is a “myth”. Oh yeah. I almost forgot.

        Understand that bullies use FEAR to get us to do what they want. So so has the Left. You can call me what you want and that’s okay. I’m a survivor of bullying so I’ve been called some of the worst names in the English language.

        But I’m standing up for what’s right and there’s been overwhelming evidence that the Left is evil. Crime through the roof, Antifa and BLM destroying neighborhoods and hurting people, yet Democrat mayors look the other way. Things that most media, who are bought by Democrats, won’t dare show the public. This is America and we are allowed to vote anyway we choose. That’s what freedom is about. Telling someone who to support is wrong and shouldn’t happen in this country. I hope you have a great day.

      • And just to be clear. I realize that not all Democrats are evil. But the Socialist and Progressive Left are and they’re taking over the Democrat Party. And I’d be very afraid. Again, have a wonderful day.

    • Welcome, Cherie……Don’t mind MAthius…..he is….sort…of whacky at times but a nice fellow. He will challenge you at times….even lay a trap or two but he is honest and will answer your questions. He is our resident lefty and actually gives us an insight that is different and he is actually factual on most everything and if he is wrong….outside of most lefties, will admit it.

      Welcome aboard. I am the one referenced as the Colonel….well, because, I am a real, live honest to Texas, full bird. I am the smartest and best looking on this blog and the most sane one. (**cough).

      So, welcome aboard and I hope you stay and give us your input. A couple of things tho, we do not tolerate rudeness and name calling as such….it is ok to have a difference of opinion because there are several on here but we are respectful of each other. You will like it here.

      Now, time for my Dr Pepper.

      • Lol. Nice to meet you, Colonel. And you don’t have to worry about any name-calling from me. I’ve been on the receiving end of that already. I was mercilessly bullied in school and when you’ve already been through it, you see it so clearly when you’re older and you’re able to recognize when someone else is being bullied. Also, you’re able to better appreciate the friends and family you have when you’re older and see through smoke screens. God bless.

  59. Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors said in a newly surfaced video from 2015 that she and her fellow organizers are “trained Marxists” – making clear their movement’s ideological foundation, according to a report.Cullors, 36, was the protégé of Eric Mann, former agitator of the Weather Underground domestic terror organization, and spent years absorbing the Marxist-Leninist ideology that shaped her worldviewshe became a trained organizer with the Labor/Community Strategy Center, which she called her “first political home” under the mentorship of Mann, its director, Breitbart reported.The center, which describes its philosophy as “an urban experiment,” uses grassroots organization to “focus on Black and Latino communities with deep historical ties to the long history of anti-colonial, anti-imperialist, pro-communist resistance to the United States.
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    Well, this just about says it all…..nope…..no empathy from me.

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