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October 13, 2020

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Narciso

Willowed

https://mobile.twitter.com/CalebJHull/status/1316012008500723712

Narciso

Furthermore


https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/10/live-barrett-takes-questions-from-senators-on-day-two/

Buford Gooch

They continue to demonstrate how counterproductive it is to have these hearings at all. Just take the nominations straight to the floor from now on.

Neo

Biden says 56 percent of Americans shouldn’t vote for him because they think they’re doing better under Trump.
https://mobile.twitter.com/stillgray/status/1315855276612878336

Narciso


Hmm


https://thenationalpulse.com/news/senate-debate-moderator-linked-to-trump-supporter-murder/

Captain Hate

They continue to demonstrate how counterproductive it is to have these hearings at all. Just take the nominations straight to the floor from now on.

This is why DJT isn't Failure Theater. You have ossified turds like Graham and Grassley sayin we have to have muh hearings with TV cameras for Shecky Schumer's trained monkey show. Meanwhile Trump says "we're not having these stupid debates anymore" and bang zoom they're outta here.

Melinda

Hmmm:

https://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2020/10/elsewhere-301.html

Some nuggets in there.

Old Lurker

This starts off wrong on the first line:

https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/virus-could-push-150-million-people-extreme-poverty

"The World Bank suggested upwards of 150 million people could be pushed into "extreme poverty" due to the virus pandemic..."

It was not the little bug; it was the intention mass hysteria ginned to advance a progressive agenda that did that and much much more damage.

As many said from the get-go.

LUNACY

Dave (in MA)

Neo | October 13, 2020 at 10:33 AM, talked me into it.

Old Lurker

And THIS guy:

https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/12/lockdown-reversal-shows-that-when-science-conflicts-with-politics-who-chooses-politics/

Knows squat about toothpaste and tubes or the modern equivalent of handing unlimited unconstitutional powers to would be petty tyrants at all levels of governments the world over.

Old Lurker

I forgot.

LUNACY

Comanche Voter

Old Lurker you sure have that right. We turned the moron governors in the USA loose--and some of them jumped at their chance to emulate Benito Mussolini. And now here we are---with an economic and social hangover from letting those clowns loose with their lockdown---or in Andrew Cuomo's case, shoving infected people into nursing homes.

Jane

I'm watching the hearing. I am someone shocked by some of the democrats' questions. If you aren't a lawyer they sound oh so reasonable. If you understand the law (or the constitution) they sound almost treasonous.

I will say they are very good at it.

Dave (in MA)
    LUNACY
The Brennan, Clapper, Comey gang considered not allowing the 2017 inauguration to take place.

https://andmagazine.com/talk/2020/10/11/exclusive-coup-plotters-considered-never-allowing-trump-to-be-inaugurated/

Old Lurker

CV, in my little corner of the universe, commercial real estate, even were this to stop tomorrow, the effect on the value of rental properties of all sorts will now have to be permanently less than they were going to be when the Rule of Law & Private Property & Contracts were immutable in the USA.

But now, having gotten away with this once, no investor can ever again avoid factoring this new risk into the future any time a hick county official feels like tearing up private contracts again. That impacts both what an investor can project as to future income & expenses, and then what risk discount rate he will apply to that now less certain projection.

Big tenants with clout are already demanding clauses in leases that protect them from having to pay rent the next time this happens.

Old Lurker

Damn. Forgot it again.

LUNACY

Jane

WOW Dave.

I'm not shocked.

henry

Nice trolling.

@vickimckenna

Barrett Asked To Hold Up Notes She’s Using To Answer Questions. She Holds Up A Blank Notepad.

https://twitter.com/vickimckenna/status/1316041362819739648?s=21

Neo

Virginia’s voter website is down on the last day of registration
This morning we were alerted by VITA that a fiber cut near the Commonwealth Enterprise Solutions Center was impacting data circuits and VPN connectivity for multiple agencies. This has affected the citizen portal along w/ registrar’s offices.

Jane

Henry,

She is an absolutely brilliant woman. Totally amazing.

JM Hanes

Tuned in late to the Barrett hearings. Dick Durbin laid a surprisingly clever trap (a segue from felons & gun rights to felons & voting rights), which Barrett negotiated with admirable skill. For some reason, I found Mike Lee's whole demeanor so irritating I decided to clean the kitchen instead.

I gather we're going to hear a lot more about Obamacare, which I don't perceive as a huge issue in the Presidential campaign. What do you guys think?

henry

I think the entire hearing is just a campaign commercial and violation of the Hatch Act. So I’m not watching it.

The Infamous Ignatz

--a surprisingly clever trap (a segue from felons & gun rights to felons & voting rights)--

Really? Cuz, while it's possible for a felon to have his gun rights restored they seldom are, so seems like the trap would have been sprung on Durbin.

henry

They’r gonna need moar butthurt salve.

@secpompeo

The @StateDept will henceforth request think tanks that accept money from foreign governments disclose this information to the public. The purpose is simple: to promote free and open dialogue, untainted by the machinations of authoritarian regimes.

JM Hanes

Ignatz:

It was a more complicated trap then that, which involved a long series of questions on distinguishing between violent and non-violent felonies in deciding questions of gun ownership.

Going back to the history of denying felons the vote (reconstruction! disenfranchising blacks! supression which continues today!) was the closest anybody is going to be able to get to calling Barrett a racist. The Dem's usual arsenal of smears is seriously constrained here!

The Infamous Ignatz

That Biden clip was amazing. First he says if you're one of the 56% who think they're better off you shouldn't vote for him [except in the space of 10 seconds he forgot and said 54%].
Then he actually asserts that the people who stated that are wrong because they have poor memories. Usually the who-you-gonna-believe-me-or-your-lying-eyes argument involves some event people are witnessing, not the actual lives they're living.
Arrogant little shit.
He sounds, moves and acts more and more like Duane Toddlebarry every day.

lyle

Apologies for the source but this is epic:

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2020/10/13/slaaay-kweeen-acb-proves-shes-definitely-the-smartest-person-in-the-building-with-response-to-cornyn-about-her-notes/

Melinda

JMH-

And you see why Durbin is ALWAYS in the #2 seat, no matter who the D "Majority Leader" is. Always. The man with all the strings.

Total snake, when I saw he and "Eddie" yukking it up together during the Budget/OCare "negotiations", you see the Uniparty stripes in their entirety.

The Infamous Ignatz

Federal law states that in order for a felon to have his gun rights restored he must demonstrate to the BATF he has had one of three things occur;
1. Expungement of conviction [rare]
2.Pardon [rarer]
3. Restoration of civil rights [if you get that done you get your right to vote back too]

The Infamous Ignatz

I've been busily beavering away here on my math and have come to the conclusion Biden's assertion that 56% of the people shouldn't vote for him is even worse than Romney's claim 47% of the people wouldn't vote for him.

JM Hanes

Ignatz:

The argument you're making is actually contra the argument ACB was making, or at least not relevant to it, if I'm reading both of you correctly. Her opinion (which was something of an aside in a dissent, I believe) was that non-violent felons should not have their guns rights denied in the first place.

Melinda

Rick found his shovel again:

RBe
@RBPundit
You're proud of this?

David ex Trump voter for Biden Weissman @davidmweissman
We at the @ProjectLincoln go low so the Biden campaign doesn't have to. I got your six Rick. twitter.com/TheRickWilson/…

twitter.com/davidmweissman/status/13160523762

https://twitter.com/RBPundit/status/1316057723394502656

JM Hanes

Sheldon Whitehouse explains why he's going to spend most of his time talking instead of asking questions, by saying that he needs to lay a predicate for the public, who may not understand who is controlling the puppet strings in this piece of theater.

rse

This agenda was released this morning. https://everychildthrives.com/a-global-call-to-advance-racial-equity-by-2030/

Yes, I am on my once a day descent down the stairs.

JM Hanes

Melinda:

I thought that anti-Fox ad run by the Lincoln club was a stitch. What a great way to waste your money on something that will have zero effect on the election.

The Infamous Ignatz

Sounds like Durbin's trap was on hypotheticals then.

JM Hanes

Oh Lord, Whitehouse has visuals! Someone needs graphic design training.

He is so obnoxious. I can see why he's not asking questions, because he's giving the answers that Dems want to hear himself.

The Infamous Ignatz

How dishonest and bonkers do you have to be to call your effort to elect a Democrat who has demonstrated some racially questionable attitudes and proudly boasted of working with segregationists and that his state was in the Confederacy, The Lincoln Project?
Why not just call themselves The Lincoln Brigade 2.0 since both were organized by a bunch of commies?

JM Hanes

The left really hates the Federalist Society.

Dave (in MA)

Fauxcahontas was on Jimmy Kimmel last night. He was having women guess what's in his pants and said "why don't you put your mouth on it?". Oh, sorry, those are my old Kimmel notes. Last night he was asking the old squaw about the Barret hearings and said "I sometimes wonder why the Democrats follow the rules so closely" and went on to endorse packing the hell out of the Supreme court. She didn't specifically agree with that notion, but did talk about keeping "every option on the table", but I just had to share the spit-take line. Then he asked her to tweet "#chokeahontas" when Biden beats Trump, just to stick it to him.

clarice

JMH, that's why no one uses them as consultants any more. It's clear they're just in it for their take.

JM Hanes

The Federalist Society is the conduit for immense sums of dark money being funneled into Amicus Brief submissions to the courts on a massive scale! This is baaaad.

Jack is Back!

I can't wait until ACB can answer Whitehouse, if he has an actual question. He has always been and annoying jerk.

Interesting that only Republicans have networks like he is revealing.

rse

Does the $90 million the kellogg F just announced in the link above to push for transformative change to force racial equity globally not count?

Dave (in MA)

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Narciso

The original piggyback for thousand currents

rse

This is quite good. https://lawliberty.org/slouching-toward-totalitarianism/

JM Hanes

30 minutes of attempted guilt by association with Republican villains of every stripe. Nobody has ever benefited from as much dark money as is being spent on her behalf! It's unprecedented! They obviously think they are going to get something for their money!

He likes to call the current cabal dominating the court the "Roberts Five." A lot of Republicans might agree! Their agenda is:

1. Unlimited Dark Money in Politics
Demean and diminish civil juries (because you can tamper with Congress but it's illegal to tamper with juries)
2. Weaken regulatory agencies (big polluters behind this)
3. Voter Surpression

The Bradley Foundation is orchestrating everything!
Not a single questions, Whitehouse says he's just teeing up an interesting conversation for tomorrow.

henry

Campaign commercial. Absolutely nothing about this hearing matters.

JM Hanes

Cruz is up. Says it's significant that even the Democrats' first string interrogators (not Cruz's word) has collectively asked so few questions, and that virtually no one has questioned her credentials, her record, or her life experience.

Dave (in MA)

Mollie Retweeted
Tim Carney@TPCarney
·
I started sweating there. I thought maybe Sheldon had cracked the whole conspiracy. Phew.

JM Hanes

Oops. Just noticed misnumbering Whitehouse points.

henry:
The hearing doesn't matter in terms of the end result, but sometimes I like to tune into such farces for an update Democratic talking points.

Narciso

Its like the underpants gnome strategy the details dont matter.

JM Hanes

Cruz corrects the record on who's getting the bulk of the dark money. Forbes 500 donations:
$422 million to Democrats $189 million to Republicans.

Cruz nukes Whitehouse, point by point and explains what Citizens United was all about. Scalia asked (Obama's) government lawyer, "Is it your position that the Federal Government can ban books." Ieam Obama responded "Yes."

More interesting stuff, although not a lot more questions since the initial series he asked.

I like Cruz, but the amount of time for "questioning" should be dramatically reduced to 15 minutes. This is just a continuation of yesterday's Senatorial exposition. Durbin may be a snake, but he's the only one so far who has actually engaged ACB, and was the most interesting because of the back and forth.

matt - deplore me if you must

I am hoping that we can make Biden's wish come true. 56% sounds just about right to crush these bastards.

The only ones really watching are the political junkies who have pretty much made their minds up. Is the freak show in town? Where's the Pussy Hat Brigade when you really need them? Handmaidens? Is Cindy Sheehan in the House? The blue/green/red hair people?

It's a shame the soap operas have largely faded away. What a time to build a captive (literally) audience.

JM Hanes

I feel sorry for ACB. It must be hell just trying to keep her eyes open.

Narciso

Who wrote that chart, louise mensch seth abramson?

lyle

Rush is vilifying the Repukes in the aftermath of Hombre Naranja Malo getting elected in ‘16. Razzla Dazzle gets special treatment. What POS. But then, you know this.

BeastsEngland

I didn’t know that naranja is orange.

JM Hanes

Klobuchar:

We need a reality check. What we're doing here isn't normal because: COVID. We should be doing something else, not this. [Because we can't walk and chew gum]

Republicans want Ivory Tower judges. Supreme court "rules" peoples lives. Hearing is a sham, pulls out the Lincoln "precedent." [Wait, I thought we were tearing down Lincoln statues]

Melinda

A fruit AND a color!

Not sure if anyone linked this from last night: https://amp.dailycaller.com/2020/10/12/fbi-spreadsheet-steele-dossier-trump-russia

Narciso

Yes it is, but it doesnt really translate.

lyle

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/10/while-cuomo-targets-orthodox-jews-muslim-mass-daniel-greenfield/

There are plenty of mosques to be found in the targeted zip codes in Brooklyn and Queens, in the red, the orange, and the yellow areas, on De Blasio’s watchlist. Some are quite large and in the red zone, but Orthodox Jews made a good target. Muslims make a politically incorrect one.

No Democrat would be caught dead threatening Muslims or shutting down mosques.

And the same papers that scold, sneer, and mock at men in fur hats would never dream of ridiculing shirtless Muslim men slapping their chests in public. That would be racist.

Remember that bit in the constitution about there being no national religion? Yeah, well, we have one now...

JM Hanes

Klobuchar has a Susan Collins warble. NTTAWWT. About as much as I can watch in one sitting though. One thing about not asking the nominee any questions is that it sort of limits the number of gotcha clips that can be produced.

Melinda

Daily Caller
@DailyCaller
KLOBUCHAR: "Do you think it is faithful to our democratic principles to fill a supreme Court vacancy this close to an election when people are still voting?"

BARRETT: "I think that is a question for the political branches."

JM Hanes

lyle:

Could you remind me who Razzle Dazzle is?

Melinda

SV News 🚨
@SVNewsAlerts
HAPPENING NOW: China suddenly inexplicably shuts down iPhone launch live keynote on various platforms — @Apple stock plummeting.

https://twitter.com/SVNewsAlerts/status/1316078091748417536

[-$4.00, FTSAH]

henry

Deep state, “your privacy is ours”.

https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/10/12/doj-formalizes-request-for-encryption-back-doors

There is no acceptable argument for this.

Another Bob

Apropos of nothing here (so far)...

Why would a bank set a maximum balance limit for an account owner?

Don't banks like deposits? The more the merrier?

Something to do with Fed reserve requirements? Are they a percentage of deposits?

Melinda

I'll take "Product Push" for $400, Alex....

Melinda

Cernovich
@Cernovich
Miguel Estrada’s wife had a miscarriage due to stress Democrats caused her family, including the racist attacks made by Dick Durbin. She later died of an accidental overdose. Death by Democrat.

Fuck you and your fake civility norms, @MittRomney.

https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/1316074408079835136

Captain Hate

Has Schumer uttered a single peep about the Catchers Mitt / Kaiser Wilhelm pogroms?

henry

As if this is new.

@WSJ

Analysis: The confirmation hearing has been transformed into a debating platform, with the senators now using their 30 minutes largely to speechify instead of to ask Judge Amy Coney Barrett questions

lyle

Paul Ryan, JMH.

lyle

I didn’t know that naranja is orange.

Shocking coming from a dude as erudite as you, Beasts...

jimmyk

AB, I've never heard of that, at least for a regular savings or checking account. In any case usually you'd never want more than $250,000 at any one bank (not saying that's the issue here).

But if they have some kind of higher-interest rate promotional account, which they're using to draw in new customers, they might limit that, because it's a loss leader.

The Infamous Ignatz

Since the ostensible point of the hearings is to question the nominee, and they're not, why not just vote on her nomination?
They don't need her presence to wax poetic, so just buy a soapbox for the greatest deliberate jackasses in the world to pontificate on out on the National Mall, or more fortuitously, the bottom of the Potomac.

lyle

https://justthenews.com/government/courts-law/supreme-court-nominee-barrett-says-she-wept-family-over-death-george-floyd

'Given the fact I have two Black children, that was very, very personal for my family’

Have your two Black children ever been felons on double the lethal dose of fentanyl and speed, Amy?

Jane

Ow Lyle, I’m sure she was talkin about when it happened, not when the facts came out.

I. Can’t get over her demeanor. Amy rocks!

Another Bob

Thx jimmy.

It's a account owner limit across all accounts held at that bank. No more than $3M total for any one depositor.

Old Lurker

A-bob.

In the normal world, deposits are "good" and earn the bank some money. In the Age of Zirp, less so.

All accounts cost the bank something to maintain, to send out statements for, to process checks and deposits for, and to take some risk for having to eat bad checks.

Some banks cover that by charging fees of various sorts. Others waive the fees for accounts whose balances never fall below some threshold.

Some banks want to skip the floating threshold and just cut to the chase: Maintain X and we are happy to let you bank here; less than X, it is too much trouble to bill you all the fees we need to make a profit.

No bank should be forced to provide a service unless they can make a profit on it.

Life.

Old Lurker

A-bob...did I misunderstand? I thought you were talking about LOW limits.

If you mean HIGH limits, then nevermind my 2:35.

:-)

Old Lurker

Ooops. Yes I see you said "Maximum".

That confuses the hell out of me too.

Barbara

China suddenly inexplicably shuts down iPhone launch live keynote on various platforms — @Apple stock plummeting.

Note to Apple and all U.S. companies:

This is what happens when you make your product in a country with hostile intentions toward your nation. How do you like that chain around your neck now?

Melinda

Yes, OL, my 2:12 applies....

Another Bob

Confused me too OL. I'd never heard of such a thing before. Was trying to figure if it was some backhanded sign of distress.

Only thing I come up with is nobody is borrowing from them, so no money to make on the spread, so let's limit cash out?

Old Lurker

:-) Mel.

Melinda

Oooh, forgot "New Fee Structures" for the Daily Double!

Old Lurker

Or the tellers in my bank got sick of my ranting "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM???" when they wouldn't do something I wanted?

Now we are all nobody...

Melinda

O'Keefe doing CO tomorrow:

James O'Keefe
@JamesOKeefeIII
Tick tock...

pic.twitter.com/3zQqjShkBm

https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/1316051837158653952


Melinda

[eyeroll]

Undercover Huber
@JohnWHuber
One of these guys did a “monograph focusing on the representation of female characters within status competition and the economy of prestige that obtains within the fictive aristocratic courts of Middle High German narrative” and didn’t even work at Notre Dame while ACB did

Jonathan Alter @jonathanalter
BREAKING: 88 of Amy Coney Barrett’s faculty colleagues at Notre Dame have released a letter saying she should withdraw from consideration for the Supreme Court. teacher-scholar-activist.org/2020/10/13/an-…

1:43pm · 13 Oct 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

Undercover Huber @JohnWHuber
13m
BREAKING!


Undercover Huber @JohnWHuber
11m
twitter.com/henryolseneppc…

Henry Olsen @henryolsenEPPC
They’re not her colleagues: her colleagues are at the Law School. These are faculty members at the undergraduate college who likely have never met her. twitter.com/jonathanalter/…

twitter.com/henryolsenEPPC/status/1316080584477814785


peace is the prize 🕊 @MrsArboe
4m
Replying to @JohnWHuber
🤩

John M. Reeves @reeveslawstl
This action by some of Notre Dame's undergrad faculty opposing ACB's nomination is just plain embarassing. EVERY SINGLE member of Notre Dame's law faculty has endorsed her nomination. twitter.com/xan_desanctis/…

twitter.com/reeveslawstl/status/1316087174127849474


InnerElectric @ZoeNoeTek
9m
Replying to @JohnWHuber
"Economy of prestige." Is "social credit" the currency?

Melinda

LINK!!

https://twitter.com/JohnWHuber/status/1316087187365134338

hrtshpdbox

Or the tellers in my bank got sick of my ranting "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM???" when they wouldn't do something I wanted?

I told you, OL, they haven't given out toasters for a CD purchase for a long time.

Robin, Tiger Beat Pompom Girl REHAB Team

From Captain's Horde:

Robert Barnes (Barnes Law) and Richard Baris talked about this for a couple of hours yesterday on Youtube. Barnes (also a political bettor) isn't buying the polls based on historical indicators that are more predictive than polling, such as voter registrations in the six months prior to an election, "are you better off now than you were four years ago," primary voting participation, and in-party support, all of which favor Trump. He also discussed the Norpoth model which he said conflicted with historical poll predictions five times; in all five elections Norpoth's model correctly predicted the winner based on the input data while the polls were wrong.

The big takeaway that I got from Baris was that it's really, really hard to get a representative sample today because a lot of people won't answer the phone or won't participate and if you aren't familiar with the area you're polling you will miss big time. He also said that the group that is most willing and eager to participate in polls is liberal white women, while blue collar men just won't answer the phone.

henry

First they stop the vaccine trials, now this.

@cnbc

BREAKING: Eli Lilly's trial of a coronavirus antibody treatment paused over safety concerns

Robin, Tiger Beat Pompom Girl REHAB Team

Hahaha, then there's this:

Hell, there was a yuuuge Trumps sign on someone's property visible to everyone driving on...The Mass Turnpike. I drove by that yesterday and laughed all the way home.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

Barbara

Senator Coons protests too much. He "testified" what he believes will be the outcome of Judge Barrett's possible decisions wrt health care and a challenge to the outcome of the 2020 election. Waste of time.

clarice

ACB is scaring the wits such as they are out of the Dems because she has an IQ and talents greater than all theirs put together.

henry

Clarice, the same could be said of a box of hammers.

Jack is Back!

You really have to admire ACB. A middle-age women with a family of multi-racial kids, sitting there having to listen to a bunch of gas bag bore her to death. If you are an attorney who some day has to make your case to SCOTUS I would suggest to be very brief.

She's heard all the BS for hours and days. Would not be a good way to save your case.

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