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December 22, 2020

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jim nj

https://tinyurl.com/y74ftjqk

The Village Voice is coming back. Purchased by the people who own LA Weekly.

Captain Hate

DJT does seem to have scored a tactical victory with the back and forth on this bill. Appearing unfocused, barely negotiating and signaling he'll sign just about anything brought out the absolute worst in Congress. Well done. Is it part of a larger campaign? Those Congressmen shrewd enough to realize it might be are undoubtedly making contingency plans, maybe for the first time since Nov 4.
Posted by: occam's brassiere at December 22, 2020 09:48 PM (evxBY)

Narciso

I think he was clear about what he wanted months ago, it wasnt this.

Narciso

I wish i could transfer the chart

https://mobile.twitter.com/ianmSC/status/1341492675191713794

jim nj

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/u-s-imposes-fresh-sanctions-on-syria-in-push-for-assad-to-end-war-idUSKBN28W1VQ

Captain Hate

Welp here's the lawsuit

https://wp-cpr.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/12/Complaint-20201222-Eric-Coomer-Suit.pdf

Narciso

Does he understand what discovery means?

Narciso


More twisty


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9079491/Dead-Russian-scientist-involved-British-Covid-research.html

Captain Hate

Maybe, or maybe they're about to find out.

700-A9999-DAD0-41-A2-A08-A-9777-D4-A097-AC

MissMarple2

Meanwhile, this Executive Order (signed yesterday) doesn't look like that of someone who's planning on leaving:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-promoting-beautiful-federal-civic-architecture/

I discovered this had been signed by reading this excellent thread on the architectural styles in DC over the last 200 years:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1341459457692360706.html

Narciso


Fascinating


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9078599/amp/Archaeology-Ritual-bath-time-Jesus-Garden-Gethsemane-Jerusalem.html

MissMarple2

Narciso,

Here's the chart you referred to in your post at 9:59:

Narciso

Thanks miss marple.

MissMarple2

I am totally amazed at the people on Twitter who do not know about a pocket veto, have never heard of it, and do not understand how one would work in this situation.

rse is absolutely correct in how much has been removed from education on government and history. Miss Chandler, my high school government teacher, would be horrified.

Narciso

They planted 'bouncing betties' all over this bill. I became aware of them and other accoutrememts of the vietnam era by our earth science teacher in high school.

It was part of his stories in addition to astronomy or geology.

Narciso

We had mr collins he is still teaching there nearly 50 years after he started.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

I was listening to a podcast tonight which discussed how Congress could discard the Electors and send the issue to states' representatives.

Step 1
It starts with at least one House member and one Senator disputing the Electors.
(Is there a larger minimum than that?)

Step 2
Then Congress performs step 2 (What happens to trigger invalidation of Electors? How many in Congress are needed for this? I think that House and Senate meet separately?)

Step 3
Each state gets one vote and that vote is determined by the state's congressional delegation. (Or, is it only the House members for each state which vote?)

Does anyone know the details, or have a link to a writeup on the details?

MissMarple2

Rep. Matt Gaetz
@RepMattGaetz
·
12h
Hey Liberals:

Lockdowns make you look weak, not strong.

Shutting down restaurants makes you look foolish, not compassionate.

Canceling Christmas makes you a Grinch, not a leader.

You will NEVER shut down the American spirit or the American way of life.

Narciso


I think they are going by this

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/3/15

MissMarple2

GUS, henry,

I thought you guys would be interested by this guy making a pretty big threat:

Alex Bruesewitz
@alexbruesewitz
·
10m
If Wisconsin-6’s @RepGrothman
doesn’t challenge the election results and help us #StopTheSteal, I will move back to my hometown and self fund a primary campaign against him.

Fight for @realDonaldTrump! Fight for us!

Davod

Bob Dylan censored hidden by Youtube.

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/arts-letters/articles/neighborhood-bully-memory-holed

CCGirl

Until I see the actual veto (and maybe it will happen) I don’t believe it. I agree with you all that the bs needs to end, and it’s sad so few (six?) voted against it. Yes, I am super-cynical these days!

DrJ, the masks are crazy over here, and with Christmas approaching the fear is growing. Just tonight my SIL cancelled Christmas Eve because someone close to my brother tested positive. She’s very upset that plans are upset, and wanted a test to clear herself. Ugh. I had to remind her that she’s probs had it, and if it is traced to the store we need to close for a few days and have the spray teams come in. And in the end that spooks people, and then we will need to put up the plexi, and go the route that every other business is stuck doing. I love her. She got it together. “What are you worried about? Your father had it in March, and you cared for him. And I worked next to you back in March.”

Sorry for over-sharing. I think Marlene mentioned that people were freaking out “up north.” Yup, they are losing it. On the upside we still have the Trump sign up and I’m still catching up with neighbors.

Narciso


Well pelosi and the turtle gave him no other option

https://mobile.twitter.com/LilithAssyria/status/1341007836214681603

MissMarple2

I missed this (I think) but it definitely needs to be posted:

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
2h
Republicans in the Senate so quickly forget. Right now they would be down 8 seats without my backing them in the last Election. RINO John Thune, “Mitch’s boy”, should just let it play out. South Dakota doesn’t like weakness. He will be primaried in 2022, political career over!!!

MissMarple2

@NewtGingrich Pens Op-Ed on Election Saying he will not Accept Joe Biden as President” @OANN Newt Gingrich gets it, we are going to WIN! https://t.co/PBHZo2LLNu pic.twitter.com/uG2HjCEo9G

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2020

Video of OANN report at link, a little over 30 seconds.

Narciso


They replaced this with good morning anerica and the today show, also got rid of the cartoons

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FFroMQlKiag

MissMarple2

Statement by Donald J. Trump, The President of the United States

Full Video: https://t.co/avKfYctPAD pic.twitter.com/i8IMLhH53Q

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2020

The video at the link here is almost 10 minutes. (Statement on the bill with all of the spending in it.)

lurkersusie

I don’t remember this

Sean Davis
@seanmdav
·
42m
This is how the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act passed in 2006. Instead of using a conference committee/amendments between Houses to reconcile differences between House/Senate bills, the agreed changes were implemented by re-enrolling.

Sean Davis
@seanmdav
· 48m
Congress can use a concurrent resolution to re-enroll the bill with any changes. It’s akin to a post-passage/pre-enactment amendment that doesn’t technically reopen the bill. https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/1341550668054716420

DrJ

The issue with masks is that people who use them don't treat them like they have COVID-19 on them. Here they get put on vehicle dashboards, in purses/pockets, on kitchen counters, and so forth. Of course they are used over and over again.

If you really think they protect you from this awful virus, why aren't the masks treated like they are toxic?

lurkersusie

Of course he did

thebradfordfile™
@thebradfordfile
·
3h
Trump offered to sign a standalone bill for stimulus checks 77 days ago.

Pelosi said no.

MissMarple2

President Trump has this video pinned to the top of his Twitter page. I think this is pretty good evidence, myself. Video at the link, about 1:45.

pic.twitter.com/WtIQLiq65y

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2020
Jane

Exactly Narc, I only read the first page but it looks like an opportunity.

MissMarple2

DrJ.,

Exactly. And the Kroger here is demanding CLOTH masks instead of the sterile disposable ones you can buy in packs.

Everyone has gone nuts They act like those masks are magic talismans.

Captain Hate

Neighborhood Bully isn't one of Dylan's best songs but it's a rocker that gets to the defiantly pro Israel point right away. Why doesn't YouTube just give it a gold star? Jooo hating is getting way too mainstream.

Narciso

Talisman is the right word. Miss marple.

Melinda

And transmission rates are back handedly dismissive of masks, coincidentally.

Anyone else catch in the NY data spread that the Daily Case count is actually the total for seven days? Same with all the “Daily” numbers, where you stack the latest count on top of the last 6 days and report it as the new “Daily Case” count.

Narciso

Its the zero based budgeting of epidemiology.

MissMarple2

Elyon𓆗PHONE𓆗HOME𓆗
@EmeraldDragons7

150 ft. Iceberg passing through Iceberg Alley near Ferryland, Newfoundland, Canada

========================
Boy, that makes me feel even colder than I already feel!---MM

Melinda

MM-

I think from 2 years ago but still spectacular from iceberg alley.

Davod

MM. The cloth masks are not as effective as the shitty paper ones.

MissMarple2

Secretary Pompeo
@SecPompeo
·
5h
US government account

We join over 50 Clean Countries in welcoming Ukraine’s support for the Clean Network principles. Thank you to the government of Ukraine and Prime Minister @Denys_Shmyhal for your commitment to securing your sovereignty, citizens’ privacy, and intellectual property.
===================================
I will have to see what this is all about tomorrow, as I am getting pretty tired.

jim nj

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/tue-cybersecurity-agency-where-trump-fired-boss-was-flagged-repeatedly


Cybersecurity agency where Trump fired boss was flagged repeatedly for poor performance

Internal reports show CISA rated low on information security, slammed for physical election security and intel sharing.

CCGirl

DrJ, I agree! I’ve been ‘splainin’” since this began that the people wearing masks violate all rules for the most part. I find the mask requirement insulting as a person who runs an “essential” business. I could go on for hours about how insulting people are who are not wearing their masks properly, or who forget them all together! It’s completely ridiculous. (I just erased an entire rant going on about it). Glad I caught myself!

Melinda

Davod,

Both are statistically immaterial. Talking about 4th decimal level leverage for virus protection, bacterial generation and retention is superb, though.

Dave (in MA)

Neighborhood Bully isn't missing from Youtube, it's there behind a paywall with a lot of other stuff.

Narciso

Ive been reading review of how they btought the fl8ght attendant to the acreen i think they changed too much.

CCGirl

Diff subject. I broke out the bread machine today as I have so much yeast from the early March panic days. I thought I best bake some bread for the holiday. I made an onion and cheese bread. (sorry keto peeps). It smells amazing. I sautéed some shallots in butter! Maybe I made it for hubs’ birthday, but I cheated! I can’t wait to have a slice!

Davod

Melinda, thanks for the reminder.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Here's another chart from Narciso's twitter link.
Of course, who knows for sure the underlying data is correct?
MM posted the hospitalizations/1-million.
This is deaths/100-thousand

FL is still doing good, esp when you think of how many old people they have.
But sadly SD has risen up high after doing great early in the year without have any shutdowns.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--If you really think they protect you from this awful virus, why aren't the masks treated like they are toxic?--

They're like Frosted Lucky Charms; they're magically delicious.

Narciso

That seems improbable specially considering south dakotas small size

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Another one from Narciso's twitter thread. GA vs CA with time marked at the place where "Science" declared Georgia was involved in human sacrifice.

Daily new cases per 1-million

jim nj

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2020-exposed-the-teachers-unions-for-the-frauds-they-are

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

btw, MissM, I'm impressed with the chart you posted! I guess the bump on the head didn't stop you from remembering how post an image.
Well done.

Narciso

Covid action now is the same lot that botchec the iowa primary.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--That seems improbable specially considering south dakotas small size--

That's why you go by per 100 or 1,000k.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

from Narciso's 10:37
"But if the two Houses shall disagree in respect of the counting of such votes, then, and in that case, the votes of the electors whose appointment shall have been certified by the executive of the State, under the seal thereof, shall be counted."

Even if Senate RINOs supported Trump, House Dems would be able to get the "official" Electors chosen.

jim nj

https://www.realclearenergy.org/articles/2020/12/21/chinas_green_ngo_climate_propaganda_enablers_654042.html

Climate change is a national security threat – but not in the way the national security elite assumes.

Narciso

I glanced at the coomer lawsuit one curious thing is they usually have footnotes that focus on relevant statutes also one of the attys is charles cain which was dean stockwells characters name in beverly hills cop 2, he was working for jurgen prochnow (who was slumming for a long time after das boot)

Narciso

It reminds of sid vicious's buckshot lawsuit against drudge.

Narciso

Thats a problem, admittedly

Narciso

About the eca.

Narciso


Is it incompetence of purpoiseful

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/news/world/1375837/south-china-sea-news-us-war-spratly-islands-beijing-xi-jinping-trump-taiwan-ww3-ont/amp

Narciso


Who does he think hes fooling

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1375833/Joe-Biden-news-China-Europe-trade-deal-Beijing-Jake-Sullivan-national-security-trump-ont

The carnegie endowment has been taking out for dimsum for four years now.

Narciso


This has the same byline as the one who wants to reopen the investigation now


https://www.wsj.com/articles/hunter-bidens-ex-business-partner-alleges-father-knew-about-venture-11603421247

Narciso


This was one of those sanctioned today


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/apr/27/bashar-al-assad-uk-gatekeeper

Narciso

A degree of sanity
https://mobile.twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1341475189146718208

Narciso


The slug

An Oregon court has denied an anti-SLAPP motion filed against Andy Ngo by one of his alleged attackers, stating that punching someone in the stomach is not an act that furthers free speech.”

Dave (in MA)

Our new “COVID relief” bill includes $10M for gender studies in Pakistan. I know a few restaurant owners in NYC who didn’t hide bin Laden...

— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) December 23, 2020

jim nj

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/22/claim-uk-mutant-coronavirus-spreading-more-easily-displacing-other-strains/

This has an interesting graph showing the increase in prevalence of the Covid mutation in the UK. When you look at the chart dates remember that in the UK they use the day/month/year dating format.

The new variant shows up at October 1st, possibly earlier as that is the start date of the chart, remains low for the entire month of October, climbs slowly in November and then really takes off in December displacing the earlier variant by a large margin.

Counter to my thought last night, they are apparently finding this virus variation through a front-line test, not genomic analysis.

"MK LHL testing data showing increasing prevalence of H69/V70 variant in positive test data – which is detected incidentally by the commonly used 3-gene PCR test."

Please take a look and see if I'm reading this incorrectly.

Narciso

It does seem that way, so when did they start noticing the mutation?

jim nj

The body of the text said that they first noticed it in September. Which jibes with it barely appearing on the chart as of October 1st.

And the growth in this variant during December is at an alarming rate, but it appears that the prior variant is also rapidly disappearing.

https://news.yahoo.com/everything-know-covid-variant-193817099.html

Some more details on the UK variant.

jim nj

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/12/22/tulsi-gabbard-coronavirus-relief-package-a-slap-in-the-face-to-struggling-americans/

jim nj

https://www.gamesradar.com/kfc-launches-4k-240fps-gaming-console-with-a-built-in-chicken-warmer/

It's 2020, why not?


nytol

anonamom

A document recently circulated among doctors at the four hospitals run by Los Angeles County calls for them to shift strategy: Instead of trying everything to save a life, their goal during the crisis is to save as many patients as possible. Those less likely to survive would not get the same kind of care offered in normal times.

https://nypost.com/2020/12/22/california-desperately-seeks-more-nurses-doctors-amid-covid-19/

hoyden

A small step to conservatives will not get the same kind of care normal patients get.

henry

Racial justice in care... see plans for vaccine distribution to skip old white people.

Jim Eagle

Good morning from a chilly First Coast of Florida. 42F but no wind and a quite sea.

So, what is the end game? The House and Senate rigermarole?

Pinandpuller

"Joshua ben Levi held that a man’s character was
determined by the day of the week on which he was
born … Rabba ben Joseph made the statement that a man’s
fate, including the number of years he would live, the
children he would have, and his fortune, was determined
not by his piety, but by his horoscope … Rabbi
Hanina …held the determining influence was the star
under which one was born …… Those born under Venus
will be rich …” and so on, and on.
“As a result of this widespread belief … The Hebrew term
‘mazal’ which originally meant ‘constellation,’ was given
the additional meaning of ‘luck’ or ‘fortune’ … astrology
made its way into the Cabala … Its sole survival is the
congratulatory formula ‘mazal tob,’ which means
literally, ‘may you have a fortunate constellation.’"-the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia

MissMarple2

Pinandpuller,

Is that where this nursery rhyme comes from?

"Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace.
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go.
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living.
But the child that is born on the Sabbath Day
Is wise and kind and good and gay."

(Hence the girl named "Wednesday" in "The Adams Family.")

MissMarple2

Interesting thread which begins this way:

" BREAKING: Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said via Belarusian Telegraph Agency, BEITA, that the World Bank and IMF offered him a bribe of $940 million United States Dollars in the form of "Covid Relief Aid" on condition that he do the following:
2) Impose an "extreme lockdown on his people"
Force them to wear face masks.
Impose very strict curfews.
Impose a police state.
Crash the economy.

Every country in EU et al took the payment. Dirty US governors and Congressmen took the payment. 10s of thousands of us scientists
3) and physicians have exposed the garbage assay, horrifically inaccurate data and completely backwards measures taken by politicians and bureaucrats in public health and scratch our heads as to WHY? You don’t use masks for viruses, you done quarantine healthy. WHY?

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1341613116266860545.html

Jim Eagle

Anyone know what a "one horse pony" happens to be? Biden doesn't have onset dementia, he has the real thing:

https://therightscoop.com/watch-biden-calls-fox-news-reporter-a-one-horse-pony-after-asking-about-hunter-biden/

hrtshpdbox

Racial justice in care... see plans for vaccine distribution to skip old white people.

Hey, no fair - it's the old white people who went along with self-discriminatory "affirmative action" policies for half a century, for which they get no credit because racism.

hrtshpdbox

Anyone know what a "one horse pony" happens to be?

Must be a pony who owns a horse, but just one horse. No relation at all, I'm pretty sure, to a dog-faced pony soldier.

James D.

Hrt , clearly the dog faced pony soldiers ride the one-horse ponies into battle.

I mean, isn’t it obvious?

MissMarple2

Jack Posobiec
Flag of United States
@JackPosobiec
·
6h
NEW: Some White House advisors tried to stop Trump from making the $2000 video. He vetoed them. GOP leadership wanted to talk tonight afterward, but the President said there was nothing more to talk about.

Jim Eagle

Box's link at 7:26am is perhaps the funniest thing you will read today.

I am becoming more convinced that a Biden Presidency could be the funniest prat fall since Benny Hill.

henry

The MSM blames “white nationalists”

@WSJ

The FBI has determined that Iran was responsible for an online effort to incite violence against FBI Director Chris Wray and officials who pushed back against election-fraud claims advanced by President Trump

Buckeye

Isn’t the relief bill tied to a CR?

If Trump pocket vetoes the package, what day does gummint shutdown?

Can we force gummint employees to go without a paycheck?:)

Melinda

Mt. Etna went up last night:

Mario IW3HRT
@iw3hrt
Etna volcano in Sicily island this evening after a 4.5 magnitude earthquake at 20.27 UTC

https://twitter.com/iw3hrt/status/1341520279739219968

[No known CMEs...]

James D.

NEW: Some White House advisors tried to stop Trump from making the $2000 video. He vetoed them. GOP leadership wanted to talk tonight afterward, but the President said there was nothing more to talk about.

And the GOP makes it clear why they are far worse than useless. Again.

If the GOP actually wanted to, you know, win, they wouldn't have approved this incredibly crappy bill, first of all.

Second, they'd be on the offensive against the Dems right now. The RNC and NRSC and NRCC would be running ads right now. And they write themselves: Pelosi and Schumer giant fake cardboard checks made out to "Pakistani Gender Studies" and so forth.

But instead, they snipe at the President when he's trying to put more money in the pockets of ordinary citizens.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/12/23/berlin-police-conduct-huge-operation-against-migrant-teen-allegedly-plotting-terror-attack/

michaelt

Iran, not Russia? Maybe the FBI is trying to show they aren't a one horse pony.

Narciso

Like drax they completely literal
https://mobile.twitter.com/michaelmalice/status/1341596618265649152

Thomas Collins

Not useless to themselves, James D. Woo Floo relief legislation has replaced Omnibus Reconciliation Porkulus as the means for the Uniparty to get their slices of the corrupt federal pie. Uniparty needs to get its before the funny money reckoning happens. Trump called them out. In my opinion, it was the finest speech of his Presidency. I hope his health holds up in four years so he can pull a Grover Cleveland!

michaelt

https://www.overtdefense.com/2020/12/23/fsb-officer-tricked-into-confessing-to-role-in-navalny-poisoning/

Narciso

Thats another who will be the laughingstock of balashika, where is putin finding these people. Like when they went after fidel with exploding seasshells poisoned cigars et al

MissMarple2

John Solomon
@jsolomonReports
·
25m
Emails obtained by FBI detail how Hunter Biden landed Ukrainian gas gig in 2014. Memos show concerted strategy to leverage VP Joe Biden’s trip to Kiev to score Burisma Holdings deal. | Just The News

https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/emails-obtained-fbi-detail-how-hunter-biden-landed

Jane

Good Morning!

And Brrrrrrrrrr!

The water in the park where I live will be turned off today for a 3rd day in a row! How dumb do you have to be to do that Christmas week? I bet if he6 does it again tomorrow (no notice of course) guns will come out!

What will happen today?

Narciso

Whats their reasoning jane?

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