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December 24, 2020

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James D.

General Colin Powell is urging the U.S. military to recall Michael Flynn and put him on military trial for sedition. It's the latest reminder that pardons aren't magic wands, and the legal pushback against Trump and his co-conspirators is just beginning.

As much of a piece of trash I consider Powell to be, I didn’t expect him to call for nonsense like that.

lyle

Powell.

Why am I unsurprised?

Threadkiller

Long one:

Yesterday, I posted about the Supreme Court having no record of my papers. Suddenly, I then received a back dated PDF from the Court by email that was apparently snail mailed on December 17th. (See image above.)

The Clerk, Scott Harris, has made a decision not to docket my case. Is it because I failed to follow a Supreme Court Rule? No. It’s because Scott Harris – the clerk – has made a legal interpretation that a citizen plaintiff is barred from suing a State in an adversarial capacity. And that judicial decision by Harris is wrong based on precedent of the United States Supreme Court cited in my papers.

As I made clear in my filing, the Eleventh Amendment only prohibits citizens from suing a State for monetary damages or equitable relief. But citizens have been allowed to name states in various other adversarial proceedings. For example, see California v. Deep Sea Research, 523 U.S. 491 (1998):

“As Justice Story explained, in admiralty actions in rem… the language of the [Eleventh] [A]mendment is, that’ ‘the judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity.’ But a suit in the admiralty is not, correctly speaking, a suit in law or in equity; but is often spoken of in contradistinction to both.’’ 2 J. Story, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States §1689, pp. 491-492 (5th ed. 1891).” California v. Deep Sea Research at 502.

Additionally, in an adversarial Bankruptcy proceeding, a citizen was allowed to name a State, according to the precedent of Tennessee Student Assistance Corp. v Hood, 541 U.S. 440 (2004), where the Supreme Court stated:

“States, nonetheless, may still be bound by some judicial actions without their consent. In California v. Deep Sea Research, Inc.,523 U.S. 491 (1998), we held that the Eleventh Amendment does not bar federal jurisdiction over in rem admiralty actions when the State is not in possession of the property.”

So, as both of these recent precedents clearly illustrate, the Court has made clear that while the Eleventh Amendment prohibits a citizen from suing a State in a case at law (for monetary damages), or in a case for equitable relief (injunctive relief), other legal procedures are available to citizen plaintiffs.

In my case, I sought a pure Declaratory Judgment, and I intentionally avoided asking for injunctive relief. The United States Supreme Court has stated in multiple cases that a Declaratory Judgment is neither a case at law or equity, but the Supreme Court has never stated whether a citizen is prohibited by the Eleventh Amendment from bringing a pure Declaratory Judgment action against a State.

This issue was the novelty of my case. And determining issues of first impression are the very purpose of the Court, not of the Clerk’s Office. The clerks are supposed to make sure litigants follow the Rules. Court Rule 17 governs original jurisdiction actions. It does NOT anywhere prohibit a citizen from filing such an action. It simply says “see Eleventh Amendment”. I did see it. I did address it.

Clerk Scott Harris has no authority to act like a Judge. I followed the Court Rule. No Rules were broken. If the Justices don’t want to hear the case, they can say so. But a clerk does not have judicial authority. This is why the Clerk’s Office on multiple occasions has been forced to admit there is no Court Rule against my filing this action.

I intend to appeal the Clerk’s decision not to docket my case. Since this pertains to an original jurisdiction action, the Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction over it. I am hoping another attorney will represent me in an emergency application to stay the Clerk’s illegal usurpation of Supreme Court judicial authority. Last time I checked, Scott Harris was not appointed by a POTUS, nor confirmed by the Senate.

Furthermore, this is now the second time in my career that a SCOTUS clerk tried to be a judge. A clerk refused to docket my application to Justice Souter back in 2008 when I challenged Obama’s eligibility on the basis of his being born a British Subject. The clerk then erroneously claimed that I failed to get a prior judgment from the New Jersey Supreme Court. He was famously proved wrong.

That case was eventually docketed and referred to full conference of the Court after the public made a lot of noise. I have the trail of ever changing docket screenshots to prove it. I am preparing a post detailing all of my interactions with the Clerk’s Office, supported by visual evidence.

They ran three weeks off the clock, folks. Three precious weeks. Had this case been docketed, President Trump could have intervened, but they stopped it cold. Why? Read the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Foster v. Love. That’s why.

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https://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2020/12/24/scotus-clerk-scott-harris-has-just-ruled-that-citizens-cannot-sue-states-for-declaratory-judgments/

Links at the link.

clarice

https://pjmedia.com/columns/david-solway-2/2020/12/23/why-do-we-continue-to-follow-nonsensical-covid-rules-n1227670

Davod

From Ace. Coming to your location soon.

Escape from London.

"...Boris Johnson declared London a "Tier 4" zone, which means the population is now literally locked inside the city and cannot leave.

People rushed to escape hours before the new diktat took effect.

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December 24, 2020
KFC Announces New Videogame Console Powered By 11 Herbs and Spices
—Ace

"Blogging" about whatever PR stunt a corporation puts up on its twitter timeline is a very 2011 thing to do, but this is... well, it's okay.

It's also Christmas Eve and I'm willing to put anything up on the blog.

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Posted by Ace at 03:33 PM Comments

Dr. Birx Has a New Excuse For Violating Her Own Lockdown Orders: My Parents Were Depressed and Lonely Due to My Lockdowns, So I Had to Visit Them Or They'd Die
—Ace

Ah. Perfect.


Dr. Deborah Birx said she took her Thanksgiving jaunt to Delaware because her parents were so down in the dumps, they "stopped eating and drinking" -- a justification ripped by people who said it was her coronavirus restrictions that prevented them from seeing their own dying loved ones.

In her interview with Newsy, in which the White House coronavirus task force coordinator revealed she plans to retire over the scandal of breaking her own travel guidance, Birx complained about how her family had been suffering over her own guidelines.

"My parents stopped eating and drinking because they were so depressed," the 64-year-old complained to Newsy.

"My daughter hasn't left that house in 10 months, my parents have been isolated for 10 months. They've become deeply depressed," Birx said of the need to "recover from the trauma of the last 10 months."

Birx was quickly eviscerated online for being "tone deaf" and for suggesting that it justified her breaking her own task force�s rules even as they had far more significant consequences for many other families during the pandemic.

"My dad died of Covid surrounded by people in hazmat suits. He didn't understand," writer Mark Aldrich replied to Newsy's interview.

Round 2 of "Stop attacking my family!"

Leftwingers are swarming to defend her, saying that of course she violated her own lockdown orders, it was the right thing to do!

Now back into your lockdowns, peons!

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Posted by Ace at 02:01 PM Comments


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SEDITION: Losing Democrat House Candidate Demands That Democratic House Invalidate The Election and Seat The Losing Candidate Instead of the Winning One
—Ace

Oh wait, it's not sedition. It's Just a Democrat (TM).

How bloody-minded will Democrats be with their precariously thin House majority? We're about to find out as Speaker Nancy Pelosi's caucus considers an election challenge from Iowa�s 2nd Congressional district.

On Nov. 30, Iowa certified Republican candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks the winner of the district, which extends southeast of Des Moines and is currently held by a Democrat. The margin was six votes.

On Tuesday Democrat Rita Hart submitted a brief asking the House of Representatives to overturn that outcome. Authored by Democratic election lawyer Marc Elias, it says counting 22 mostly absentee ballots would give Ms. Hart a nine-vote lead. The brief asks the House to order another recount and use its constitutional authority to seat Ms. Hart instead.

Via Tim Pool.
Posted by Ace at 12:25 PM Comments
The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition
—CBD

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The destruction of our culture, at the hands of the woke scum, or the SJWs, or the progressives, or whatever term you prefer to describe the enemies of freedom and liberty and tradition and a unyielding morality proceeds apace.

But today I will gleefully ignore them and wish everyone a very merry and happy and peaceful and loving Christmas.

As a Jew, very few things make me happier about living in a (still) Christian country than the Christmas season in America. I have no interest in its religious meaning, but the glorious music, the cheerful lights and decorations, and the effort that so many people make to be just a bit happier and kinder and more invested in their fellow man makes me smile.

Wishing my fish monger a Merry Christmas (don't say "Happy Holidays" to me unless you want a stern lecture) is a joy. And the bagger at the supermarket, who quite obviously wanted to say Merry Christmas instead of the insipid corporate blather that he was taught during orientation, made me chuckle and maybe have a bit of optimism for the future. The nice young lady at my mother's assisted living facility who patiently walked me through a FaceTime session with my mom (because COVID!) deserves to be wished a very Merry Christmas, because she is kind and whip smart and her family (they own a restaurant) doesn't deserve what Cuomo is doing to them.

And even to all of you Morons, who never pass up an opportunity to give the cobloggers (and even Ace) a ration of shit (probably deserved) have a happy and healthy and joy-filled Christmas!
Posted by CBD at 11:00 AM Comments
Mid-Morning Art Thread
—CBD

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St. Roch Praying To The Virgin For An End To The Plague
Jacques-Louis David
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The Morning Report - 12/24/20 [J.J. Sefton]
—Open Blogger

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Good morning, kids. Thursday and it's Christmas Eve. I'll try to keep it brief and do some Ace-style "quick hits" but knowing me, I'm sure I'll be rambling once I find my mojo. Along with the continued fallout over the President's ripping the 5,500 page looting of the Treasury disguised as a Chinese COVID relief bill and his counter-offer (hopefully as a stand-alone bill that shreds the other 5,499-ish pages), we have news this morning that Trump has pardoned another 26 individuals including Democrat/Deep State persecuted political prisoners Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. It never ceases to amaze and infuriate me how the Left manages to portray itself as noble, moral and just no matter how obvious their fraud, how egregious their crimes, or how massive the evidence of their failures and guilt. I expect vermin like Paypal Jayapal and Titty Caca AOC (who may very well find herself back at a bar [if they ever open again] due to New York losing a congressional district) to open the flapping exhaust pipes above their chins to spout their bile. But then there's Ben Sasse-hole. I don't think I ever saw a faster costume change than this douchebag. Touted as the cream of the crop of the next generation of young conservatives, it took him about a nanosecond to get on his knees to suckle the length and breadth of K-Street and the Chamber of Commerce. How Nebraskans fell for this cheap punk I'll never know. I'd say he should be primaried but considering the legitimacy of our elections going forward, we're probably stuck with this jagoff for the next half-century or so. If we still exist. If G-d is good, I'll me moldering in my grave well before that and not have to endure that particularly noxious vat of acridity.

Speaking of rigged elections, White House advisor Peter Navarro has written a comprehensive report that goes into great detail on specifically how the 2020 election was stolen. For anyone claiming there's no evidence, it's all speculation and conspiracy theories, etc. etc., Navarro really lays it out.

This is election fraud at the retail level. Voting illegally, or voting twice, or in multiple states, is a felony. These allegations are easy to verify -- but so far, no court has allowed the Trump team to provide the lists of voters Navarro cites. And states controlled by Democrats have systematically refused any outside examination of their voter rolls and screamed "voter suppression" whenever groups such as Judicial Watch have forced them to hand over the evidence in the courts.

Then you have the cemetery vote -- at least 8,000 of them in Pennsylvania, and probably more in Philadelphia, Milwaukee, and Detroit -- and "ghost" voters who were added to the voter rolls on Election Day by poll workers. In Michigan, for example, thousands of people who showed up without ID were assigned birth dates in 1900 and allowed to vote. This is fraud organized and carried out by others.

In addition, Navarro describes multiple cases of wholesale fraud, especially in Wisconsin and Michigan, where election workers were caught on camera or by multiple eyewitnesses who submitted sworn affidavits running batches of ballots repeatedly through tabulating machines. "Evidence of these particular kinds of "ballot stuffing" are present across all six battleground states," Navarro notes.

It's a must read, unless you're a Democrat or Ben Sasse-hole, but I repeat myself. In any case, Eric Croomer the security director of Dominion is suing Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and Trump Campaign. Well, discovery should be lit. Bring it on.

Getting back to the Chinese COVID Lung Pox, a Taiwan factory that just happens to be the second largest in the world that produces the ingredients for HCQ suddenly went up in flames. Hmm... Anyway, I thought HCQ was poison so what's the big deal (sarc)? Elsewhere in the world, President Trump drew a very bright red line in the sand after a Farsi missile attack near our assets in Iraq. Whether Trump has four weeks left or four more years and four weeks left, the Iranians are making a big mistake if they think he is not going to do anything in response.

Lastly, in his final broadcast for the year, Rush Limbaugh was particularly open and honest about his health. For long time listeners, he does take this opportunity to thank his audience but all things considered, many people sensed something a bit deeper and more urgent in his words and his tone. Diagnosed almost exactly a year ago with stage four lung cancer, he admitted that his doctors did not think he'd make it into the fall. That he is still here is a miracle. I hope and pray yesterday was not his last broadcast, and that he is with us for many more years to come.

Anyway, lots of stuff to peruse. Have a great Christmas eve.

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Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (12/23/20) Christmas Will Be White. I Repeat, Christmas Will Be White
—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.” Ronald Reagan


Quote II

“And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans--and all that lives and move upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused--and to save us from our foolishness, from all our sins, He came down to earth and gave us Himself.” Sigrid Undset

Quote III

“In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!” Dave Barry

Quote IV

When Christ died, He died for you individually just as much as if you'd been the only man in the world. C. S. Lewis

Quote V


“Risqué, seaside-postcard-style wardrobe malfunction-style (ads) are a staple of the low-end publishers. They’ve created a tantalizing advertisement that is just about ‘clean’ enough to pass publishers’ propriety rules but salacious enough to capture audience interest.” Digital Whiskey planning director Mat Morrison


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Posted by Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:48 PM Comments
Quarantine Cafe: Let the Hounds Lay Down With Hares Edition
—Ace

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Posted by Ace at 07:15 PM Comments
Again: Democrat Official Demands People Stay Home and Alone for Christmas, Then Announces She's Travelling to See "Close Family"
—Ace

Um, if you have to drive on a highway for hours, they're not close family.

They may be family, but they're not family you're in day-to-day contact with, and hence you may infect them, or vice versa.

But she says she knows them -- she knows her family?! -- and therefore The Science (TM) says it's all right.

Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio participated in a virtual press conference in which she discussed coronavirus restrictions. She stated that despite her adominishing North Carollina residents to "stay home and only be around those who you live with" during Christmas, she would be "traveling by car to Durham, North Carolina to see some close family, small group."

Reporters on the call were struck by Diorio�s admission of brazen hypocrisy and expressed confusion about her remarks.

"I was confused a little bit by Dena's answer going to see her family in Durham," said WBT�s Brett Jensen. "Isn't that what we�re not supposed to be doing, by spending only time with people that we actually live with?"

The county manager defended her hypocrisy, arguing that hers is a special situation that should allow her to refuse to follow her own advice. �I know who the family is, I know where they spend their time, so I feel comfortable making that trip,� she insisted. "I've two people in a household, it's not a group. It's a very small number of people and I feel very confident about their safety."

I don't care what your Christmas Throuple Sex Plans are, whore. Stay home with your vibrator "Andrew" (TM).

Jensen pressed, asking if Diorio feels that everyone should be able to use their own discretion when making plans for Christmas. "I'm making a personal decision based on information that I have, and so that�s the decision that I've made and I think everybody needs to do the same," she replied.

Earlier this week, supposed Catholic Nancy Pelosi, who claims to be all about "The Word," says that religious people don't believe in The Science (TM).

Well Godless communist Democrats don't seem to believe in the crap they're saying, so why should anyone else?

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Posted by Ace at 06:05 PM Comments
How the CDC Voted to Kill Older White Americans, Citing Racial Vengeance as a Compelling Governmental Interest
—Ace

No one has any obligation of loyalty to an eugenics-minded racist government such as this.

The committee openly acknowledged that its initial plan [of vaccinating younger minorities who didn't need the vaccine] would result in more deaths than "vaccinating older adults first." But, the panel said, the plan would reduce racial disparities--something they deemed more important than saving lives--because essential workers, unlike adults over 65, are disproportionately black and Hispanic, the two groups that have borne the brunt of the pandemic.

How did the committee reach that conclusion? According to meeting minutes, presentation slides, public statements, and even civil-rights directives, the now-scuttled plan didn't come out of thin air. Rather, it reflects the reductive, racialist worldview that is rapidly gaining ground in education, media, nonprofits, and now the U.S federal government--a worldview with concrete policy implications and concrete human costs.

That policy agenda was seeded by outside consultants like Matthew, who told the New York Times that racial inequality "requires us to prioritize by race." But it was also seeded by the CDC itself, which in September hosted a series of trainings on "racism, sexism, and other systems of structured inequality," in direct violation of President Trump's executive order barring such programs from government agencies. And it was even seeded by the chairman of the CDC committee, Jos� Romero, who said in July that minorities "need to be moved to the forefront" of the vaccination line.

The result was an explicitly race-conscious plan that would have prioritized shrinking the case gap between races over saving the most lives.

This plan contained glaring double standards, such as an assumption that age-based policies would be discriminatory but that race-based ones wouldn't be. It relied on omission, distortion, and equivocation to make a highly contentious judgment seem self-evident, building bureaucratic consensus upon shaky foundations that were anything but apolitical or science-based.

That consensus coalesced in September, when committee members met to discuss their framework for "vaccine equity and prioritization."

Read the whole thing.

One nasty, dishonest step the CDC took was to claim that arguments against discriminating against the elderly were in fact arguments in favor of discriminating against the elderly.

They took HHS' concerns about denying ventialtors to old people based on their age and perverted them into arguments in favor of denying care to the elderly -- in the interests of racial "justice."

The HHS office, however, was worried about triage plans that discriminated against the elderly, "such that older persons might automatically be deemed ineligible for life-saving care without any individualized assessment." The president of the American Geriatric Society concurred, saying that age-based criteria "disfavo[r] older adults regardless of their function and health relative to COVID-19."

The CDC committee thus took two statements that championed the interests of the elderly and used them to justify a plan that would disproportionately kill senior citizens--implying that age-conscious alternatives were discriminatory, even as the race-conscious plan passed with unanimous support at a subsequent meeting.

If the comfortable Republican Establishment will not even raise a cry out outrage over the calculated murder of their own parents (or own selves!) -- and trust me, they will not; their liberal friends and/or spouses would call them "racists" for opposing race-based murder -- then what is the point of supporting this party?

Sometimes I wonder if it would just be better to support the left on the theory that at some point, the upper-middle-class white weakling class will eventually revolt against Woke #AntifaGovernment.

But will they? I don't think they will.

No corporate donor money in doing so, whereas there's a lot of corporate donor money in just accepting the agenda of the Woke #AntifaGovernment.

Meanwhile, Dr. Birx says it's your fault she had to lie about her Thanksgiving plans, so now she's retiring.

"I will be helpful in any role that people think I can be helpful in and then I will retire," she went on.

"I will have to say, as a civil servant, I will be helpful through a period of time, and then I will have to say, this experience has been a bit overwhelming. It has been very difficult on my family... I think what was done over the last week to my family."

Oh, I can't get enough of this lie. They're always claiming that when we're criticizing them, we're really "attacking their families," and that's out of bounds.

No, Birx. We're attacking you. Your family did not issue orders to us and then violate those same orders and then lie about having violated them.

You did. Not them -- you.

The infectious disease expert, 64, was outed on Sunday for not following her own travel guidance when she was joined by three different generations of family at one of her vacation properties on Fenwick Island in Delaware the day after Thanksgiving.

She was roundly criticized for not following her own orders after publicly urging Americans in the days leading up to Thanksgiving to limit gatherings to "your immediate household."

By "immediate household" she now says she meant "people outside your immediate household."

So again, that's on you, Racists.
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Public-Key Cryptography: Private Email and Secure Signatures
[Hogmartin]
—Open Blogger

Commenter Hogmartin knows a thing or two about hogs. And martins. And secure email communication (he does computer stuff for pay) which, if things go pear-shaped the way some people expect, will be quite useful in the not-so-distant future.

And even if you think everything will be just wonderful, keeping private communication private is a quintessentially free man's behavior. It doesn't matter if you are swapping recipes or plans for thermonuclear devices; it isn't anyone's business but yours and the recipient.
-- CBD

You might have heard the saying, "never send anything in an email that you wouldn't send on a postcard". It's true. Email might be secure in transit - between your computer and your mail server - but it's not guaranteed. And it's even less likely that email is secure at rest: on your computer, on the recipient's computer, or even on the mail server. The document that established a common internet email system was built on earlier work that just wasn't designed for a massive public internet. If we want to be able to send and receive email that we can trust, the two main flaws that we want to address are:


Encryption: How can I be sure that the mail I send is only readable by my intended recipient(s)?

Signing & Validation: How can I be sure that email I receive was actually written by the person who claims to have written it?


For both of these, we can use GPG. Some of you might remember "PGP" - GPG and OpenPGP are the descendents of that and use the same workflow (and often, the same keys). The short story is that Symantec owned the rights to PGP, so the OpenPGP spec was created to establish an open standard that wasn't tied to a particular vendor, and GNU Privacy Guard is a free and open-source project that meets that standard. So, if I mention GPG or PGP or OpenPGP throughout this document, you can pretty much think of them as synonymous.


It's free. It doesn't cost anything to install or use. There's no monthly fee, no service provider. You don't need any special hardware besides your computer.

Once you catch on to how it works, it's pretty easy to use.

You can use it alongside the rest of your email, in the same email account. You don't need a special address or anything.


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Meet the Trans Nonbinary Furry Children's Camp Counselor Who Is Calling For Violence Against "Fascists," Like Business Owners Sick of Antifa
—Ace

And of course there's no FBI investigation into this... cat.


Wait, what? Children's camp counselor?

Oh we mustn't judge. We can't look at an obviously mentally-ill ticking time bomb and "discriminate" against his right to be in close contact with other people's children.

An Antifa militant who publicized a hit list of Seattle business owners has been identified as a trans nonbinary furry and children's camp counselor who has been arrested multiple times at violent protests.

Mikaele Andrew Baker, 23, of Seattle, tweeted an extensive list of local business owners last week who signed a petition in support of the dismantling of a growing autonomous zone in Seattle�s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The business owners were subsequently doxed and received threats.

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"A lot of people tried to reality check me about [the] escalation of violence," Baker tweeted earlier this month. "I am a revolutionary anarchist. I'm not a war-hawk, but I see open warfare against fascists and the state as a necessary evil to achieve liberation."

Adolescent-minded narcissists are forever offering up declarations about their current identities. "I'm a [x]," "I'm not a [y]." Narcissistic children never stop talking about themselves because they don't know anything else.

In June, Baker tweeted on an alternative Twitter account: "What's the point of having guns if you're not going to use them to shoot racists? #seattleprotests #CHAZ.�

Whatever, dude.

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Posted by Ace at 02:31 PM Comments
Politicians “instilling confidence” by taking Covid vaccine are just instilling further hatred of our ruling class
[Buck Throckmorton]
—Open Blogger

Politicians getting Covid vaccinations to “instill confidence” is shaping up to be an epic face plant, making our loathsome rulers somehow look even more out of touch with the country they are aggressively destroying, all in the name of saving us from the Wuhan Flu.

In the various family and social circles of my wife and mine, there are many health care workers and several seniors, along with the normal collection of people with various health issues and stages of disease recovery. Some have had Covid. A few got very sick, but most didn’t. Some have probably had it asymptomatically and never knew it. The husband of one social acquaintance died of it. He was an EMT and was likely infected on the job.

While some seniors and health care workers that we know have stated that they will not take the vaccine, a strong majority plan to do so, and quite a few are desperate for it. (Thank you Donald Trump and Project Warp Speed for getting it rolled out before the end of 2020!)

The passion and anger they feel toward politicians and elites jumping the line ahead of front-line healthcare workers and seniors is the most intense anti-politician hostility I can recall in a long time. These are polite people who don’t discuss politics. They are livid.

The AP reported that “All members of Congress are being offered the vaccinations as part of protocols to ensure the continuity of government operations.”

Continuity of government operations?? Oh no! How awful would it be if our ruling class was home sick in bed and too weak to pass a “Covid Relief” bill that sends $10 million to Pakistan for “gender programs”? Who would tax us and regulate our lives? Who will spend $2,700 of my money to send me a $600 check? If our rulers were sick in bed, who would shut down small businesses deemed “non-essential”?

Who would you rather have unable to work because he is stricken by Wuhan Flu? A front-line health care worker or a member of Congress?

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Posted by Open Blogger at 01:01 PM Comments
Trucks Backed Up For Miles, Supermarket Shelves Empty as France Seals UK Border
—Ace

This is in reaction to the next planned phase of the pandemic panic, the Superinfectious New Strain phase.

Is cheap crap from Walmart really worth this price?

Boris Johnson declared London a "Tier 4" zone, which means the population is now literally locked inside the city and cannot leave.

People rushed to escape hours before the new diktat took effect.

When I say that people weren't allowed to leave London, I mean it: Police are authorized to stop and fine people fleeing Tier 4 areas "without a reasonable excuse" as to why they are attempting to move freely..."

https://youtu.be/ugBDivYhTwo

https://youtu.be/TISycVEiS3w

lyle

WTF?

Davod

I apologize for the above post. I forgot to delete the extraneous material before posting.

From Ace. Coming to your location soon - Escape from London.

"...Boris Johnson declared London a "Tier 4" zone, which means the population is now literally locked inside the city and cannot leave.

People rushed to escape hours before the new diktat took effect.

When I say that people weren't allowed to leave London, I mean it: Police are authorized to stop and fine people fleeing Tier 4 areas "without a reasonable excuse" as to why they are attempting to move freely..."

https://youtu.be/ugBDivYhTwo

https://youtu.be/TISycVEiS3w

Melinda

Scott Greenfield
@ScottGreenfield
Is that how it works? You just put people you hate into some random grand jury to get dirt on your political enemy or prosecute them for perjury and obstruction?

Andrew Weissmann @AWeissmann_
Easy enough to beat Trump at his game: put Stone and Manafort in the grand jury after 1/20/21 to get at what they have hidden from the government about Trump- and if they then lie, they can be prosecuted for perjury and obstruction.

https://twitter.com/ScottGreenfield/status/1341919177699950593

[From last night, when I was busy doing the anniversary thing.]

Davod

What else could possibly go wrong this year?


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kiwinews

Henry and train fans, are you familiar with the world's biggest layout in Hamburg? This is just one of many videos available. It's gotten MUCH bigger since I saw it. Schau mal her:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mNhxi_D5kE

James D.

Is that how it works? You just put people you hate into some random grand jury to get dirt on your political enemy or prosecute them for perjury and obstruction?

If you’re a leftist working at DoJ, yes. Yes, it is.

Pinandpuller

I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.

They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the Lord accepteth them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt.

For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

Hosea 8:12-14

BuffyUK

I haven't seen anyone post this chat from Rudy Guiliani. He put it up yesterday and he's so clear and straight about issues like "no court has seen this evidence, seen these people give their sworn testimony". "We just need a few hours with the Dominion machines and you can watch while we examine them." "What are you hiding?".

The whole thing is good. The last 8 minutes are the best.

https://rudygiulianics.com/podcast-common-sense/

henry

Thanks kiwinews! That is an impressive layout.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Andrew Weissmann thinks Beria's admonition to show him the man and he'd show you the crime is a worthy method of jurisprudence.

Perhaps the slimy little maggot should consider how things worked out for Lavrenty.

BuffyUK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UocEGvQ10OE&feature=emb_imp_woyt

Five minutes on Peter Jackson's Beatles movie, 'Get Back'. Bet you can't listen and not start nodding your head along madly, in time to the music!

Barbara

"Say to those who have fear in their hearts: Be strong, do not be afraid." Isaiah 35:4

clarice

Wish that were so, Iggy.

Jane

Buffy,

Santa’s getting close to you.

Just saw my former guest, now host and asked why the 2.5 hour delay. Her reply
; one of the guests is doing electrical work. Clearly this is a plot to arrange things how she wants . I may not comply.

BuffyUK

My husband just told me to turn down the music. The Beatles clip is that good! He's trying to sleep and I'm as excited as a little kid. Good things are coming and I don't mean just presents. Good night everybody. Be not afraid, some angel is going to bring us tidings of great joy.

Tom R

A Christmas Eve link for TK.

https://twitter.com/obamamalik/status/1342202514016522241?s=21

Threadkiller

That does nothing for me, Tom.

henry

@realdonaldtrump

Twitter is going wild with their flags, trying hard to suppress even the truth. Just shows how dangerous they are, purposely stifling free speech. Very dangerous for our Country. Does Congress know that this is how Communism starts? Cancel Culture at its worst. End Section 230!

Davod

Found at the Dailyliberty.com:

"In defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's statewide lockdown, a crowd of Trump supporters in Michigan gathered along Capitol Avenue for Wednesday night's Christmas Extravaganza parade organized to take back the holiday season..."

Includes a number of short videos, one of which is a marriage proposal on the steps of the Capitol.

https://thepostmillennial.com/trump-supporters-at-michigan-state-capitol-protest-gov-whitmers-lockdown

Porchlight

Happy Christmas Eve, JOM! My favorite day. Sorry that the world is going mad, but it's still Christmas.

Starting to get the annual Christmas Eve smorgasbord ready...

Porchlight

That Beatles documentary looks rad, BuffyUK. Trust Peter Jackson to get it right.

Jim Eagle

Used to be my favorite day, Porch, but this year we aret just getting by.

Tomorrow won't be different. It is just that kind of depressive year.But at least on Boxing Day Frederick can qualify for his driver's license. A big Christmas gift for me to see him reach that milestone.

I know, lame on my part, but we need happy to be the next best thing.

lyle

Off to the SIL’s (the non-annoying one) house for Christmas Eve. Of course we’re bringing almost all of the food...

Cheers and Merry Christmas!

ENRDV

RE: Threadkiller st 2:52 today concerning Caro’s 2021/2121 error:

That happened because she processed the graphics through a Dominion machine.

Narciso

The answer is yes


https://meaninginhistory.blogspot.com/2020/12/pearl-harbor-or-911-or-both.html?m=1

lyle

Good one, E!

Now I’m off.

Narciso

Beria was the last after yagoda and yezhov.

Jim Eagle

One glass of red wine and I am off to bed.

Merry Christmas.

rich

merry christmas jom!

narciso-

send me you manuscript to my email if you have it.

Narciso

Who has your email i can contact?

Captain Hate

I just sent you and rich each other's emails

MissMarple2

We are home! Boy, is it cold! 18 degrees, supposed to set an Indiana Christmas Eve record low!

A nice if subdued time, since so many either couldn't come or didn't come due to fears of Covid. Daughter and her cousin made great chili, the cookies were good, and youngest grandson sang a solo of Jingle Bells. We looked at old pictures and bored my daughter-in-law with tales of school in the 50's, when I had 49 in my 3rd grade class. LOL!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
2h
I saved at least 8 Republican Senators, including Mitch, from losing in the last Rigged (for President) Election. Now they (almost all) sit back and watch me fight against a crooked and vicious foe, the Radical Left Democrats. I will NEVER FORGET!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
2h
Twitter is going wild with their flags, trying hard to suppress even the truth. Just shows how dangerous they are, purposely stifling free speech. Very dangerous for our Country. Does Congress know that this is how Communism starts? Cancel Culture at its worst. End Section 230!

rich

thanks cap. I got it.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--"Say to those who have fear in their hearts: Be strong, do not be afraid." Isaiah 35:4--

8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:8-11.

MissMarple2

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2020/12/24/299649-n299649

Biden Throwing a Conniption That Twitter Wouldn't Transfer Trump's Followers to Him
========================================
Hahaha!

Marlene

Happy Christmas Eve! We just got back from supper at hubby's cousin's. We talked about our daughters and Christmas when the girls were young back in the day when we all lived in northern Maine. Good memories.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Or, alternately;
Linus's version.

matt - deplore me if you must

I can tell you what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown......dim lights...

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
[For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

I tear up every time I watch it. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Davod

From Instapundit -
Holiday Classic Takes On New Meaning As Jimmy Stewart’s Post-War Struggles Bleed Into Film

https://dailycaller.com/2020/12/24/its-a-wonderful-life-new-meaning-as-jimmy-stewart-post-war-struggles/

jim nj

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/syria-hezbollah-were-owners-of-1-billion-in-amphetamine-seized-in-italy-653088

$1 billion in amphetamines seized in Italy belonged to Syria, Hezbollah
Captagon is popular in the Middle East, and widespread in war-torn areas such as Syria, where conflict has fueled demand and created opportunities for producers.

Davod

"Biden Throwing a Conniption That Twitter Wouldn't Transfer Trump's Followers to Him"

WTF?

jim nj

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/syria-s-air-defenses-responding-to-israeli-aggression-state-tv-says-1.9399780

Syria's Air Defenses Responding to 'Israeli Aggression' on Central Region, State TV Says

Israel 'launched an aggression by directing a barrage of rockets' from the north of the Lebanese city of Tripoli towards the Masyaf area, The Syrian Ministry of Defense says

Early report. I can't find what was hit.

Gentlejim

It’s not enough that hundreds of thousands of votes were transferred? He needs his Twitter followers also? Biden can eat a bag of reindeer schwantzes.

MissMarple2

https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-michael-jackson-california-ron-burkle-3ab4c8225d93ac0780aaafcbb2b10055

People who know about California real estate values might find this a bit curious.

henry

What kind of one horse dog faced pony soldier follows Xiden on Twitter?

DrJ

We have had a lovely Christmas Evening in spite of the lack of kids/grand kids/great grand kids. We had a wonderful Minestrone this evening, and Dungeness Crab is slated for tomorrow.

Duck or Goose is usual, but crab will do. :) One of our few remaining kitties here loves crab above all things in the world. So he at least will have a wonderful Christmas.

Merry Christmas!!

MissMarple2

That Twitter story infuriated me as well. I wouldn't follow Joe Biden on Twitter if you paid me.

Narciso

Reporters are more drunk than usual tripoli is north of beirut, now maybe rockets overflew tripoli.

Narciso


Theres a touch of dejavu but clarity isnt their strong suit.


https://www.timesofisrael.com/syria-says-hostile-target-shot-down-near-iran-linked-base/

MissMarple2

https://pagesix.com/2020/12/24/tom-selleck-tips-2-grand-at-nyc-restaurant/

Narciso

Yes i realize the irony of that atarement

Narciso

Indeed matt.

Narciso

Now if they were coming over sidon or tyre that would begin to make sense,

Davod

From Instapundit:

A TRULY JOYOUS RENDITION OF IN EXCELSIS DEO: A beautiful and stirring performance by more than 1,000 participants. It was first performed in 2014 and is well-worth repeating in 2020:


https://youtu.be/v5mdybeyLVc

Narciso

Something apelbaum clued me in on:

Allen ho was devon archers lessee also a known trafficker in nuclear technology

Energy Technology International (Allen Ho’s Delaware corporation), which contracted for CGNPC was tightly coupled with CEFC since at least 2015. The Biden’s were fully aware of what he was

MissMarple2

For the guitarists here, video at the link:

This old man walks into a guitar shop and stuns everyone 🎸🎸🎸

pic.twitter.com/B7a0huMhT2

— Kevin W. (@Brink_Thinker) December 25, 2020
James D.

Headed home from family Christmas Eve (the seven fishes, although not exactly traditional: mini crab bakes, shrimp cocktail, sushi with salmon and eel, scallops and lobster over pasta, and sardines in the form of Caesar salad).

Learned a couple of new (very old) family stories, including one about an extended relative who was “got gone” by the mob.

A very good night, all in all.

Narciso

Thats a good selection, not crazy about the sardines but still.

MissMarple2

James D.,

I am so glad you had a good family gathering!

Another Bob

As seen on TD.win...

“The army is full of risk mitigation. Currently at most training posts (and others) to eat in the DFAC you have to wear a mask and gloves. I had to wear a reflective belt when I was deployed overseas in the broad daylight. They preach safety until your ears bleed.

And most importantly they want ensure a disease free fighting force. They force you to take any vaccination under the sun and believe me when I tell you that if they believed this vaccine benefits outweighed the problems they would be deploying it en masse to its soldiers. The fact they are making this optional tells you all you need to know.”

Jane

Davod,

Very cool. Thank you - and Merry Christmas. (That video got me to the season.)

Narciso


An early kjom


https://youtu.be/rMDhzAd7Bv4

James D.

I just I hope I’m not responsible for bloodshed in the family.

My cousin and her husband are both hyper-competitive, and play board games every night (scrabble, parcheesi, etc) with whoever’s around. So for Christmas I bought them a custom made trophy for the winner to claim each night. I have this image of one of them bludgeoning the other to death with it after a more spirited-than-usual game...

Narciso

Well that could go pearshaped very quickly

peter

Happy Christmas Eve to all.

Narciso


Shirley

https://mobile.twitter.com/RudyHavenstein/status/1342231896697106432

Dave (in MA)

4:57 I thought Anduril made it back in.

Narciso

I linked his blog earlier in the thread

jimmyk

"Biden Throwing a Conniption That Twitter Wouldn't Transfer Trump's Followers to Him"

I thought for sure that was the Babylon Bee.

Narciso


Anyone else even pretending on that side of the aisle


https://mobile.twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/1342222986661646336

MissMarple2

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edar/pr/united-states-attorney-cody-hiland-announces-resignation

LITTLE ROCK— United States Attorney Cody Hiland, 48, of Conway, has announced his resignation as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, effective 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2020. After his resignation, he plans to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

Narciso

Not full of mistletoe here:


https://mobile.twitter.com/davereaboi/status/1342113265439170560

Dave (in MA)

Frickin' RINO finally did something right, not that it'll help any in this damned state.
https://www.masslive.com/politics/2020/12/gov-charlie-baker-vetos-bill-to-expand-abortion-access-in-massachusetts.html

GUS

a BLESSED CHRISTMAS TO ALL.

Henry thanks for sending me that video.
You've done well my friend. Can't wait to see it in person.

Narciso

Well its just an idea after all


https://www.justice.gov/usao-edar/pr/four-defendants-facing-federal-charges-after-fire-bombings-police-vehicles

henry

Gus, (and all) feel free to share with our JOM friends. I don’t have everyone’s cell #s.

GUS

Dave, is it possible to EXPAND ABORTION ACCESS???

Did he ban DRIVE-THRU abortions, and abortions at 7-11. Or did he ban abortion one day after the ZYGOT is born??

GUS

eemed necessary to protect the mother’s life

MOTHER'S. Hmmmmmmmmm.

Narciso

So he spent four months suppisedly putting this case together and he leaves a week after the indictment is that it?

Len

Watched "Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean" and "White Christmas" in an effort to get in a better Christmas mood with reasonable results. Still, no family tomorrow is not uplifting. Phone calls will have to suffice.

Merry Christmas to all regardless of the more subdued celebrations!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Becoming a jOM Xmas tradition;
Jussi Bjorling; O Holy Night.

Gentlejim

Pin,
Responding to your crack pipe licking comment. That fad has faded only to be replaced by the syringe licking fad. My small town, fortunately, has not had an OD in months. I can’t say the same for surrounding communities and the rest of the county.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Interesting and kinda amusing vid;
Glenn Gould - How Mozart Became a Bad Composer

GUS

Gentlejim, be well be safe. I haven't chatted with you in a while. Best wishes to you and your family.

Narciso

Hes rough on everybody.


https://youtu.be/1nZTgAGSajA

MissMarple2

Heading to bed.

Merry Christmas everyone! May God bless you all.

Good night!

Dave (in MA)

GUS, maybe expanding to include MEN.

Narciso

That seems to have been pointless

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edar/pr/former-greene-co-sheriffs-lieutenant-pleads-guilty-stealing-fbi-money

Narciso


Christmas winds is the best translation


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M-mW5W2208o&feature=youtu.be

Davod

I was watching these two sing on the street and suddenly noticed someone walking by wearing a mask. Most people were not wearing masks. Great singing as well.

https://youtu.be/6uecFirb4T4

jim nj

https://www.foxnews.com/world/how-irans-central-bank-currency-system-manipulated-fund-regional-proxies

How Iran's central bank currency system is manipulated to fund regional proxy wars
Investigators say the IRBC uses the 'trust' exchange mechanism to bolster proxy wars

GUS

Davod, were they govt. employees making $300,000 @ year?? Because FRAUDSKI is allowed to LIE, for whatever reason he chooses. (WHAT A FUCKING SURPRISE), and "NICE TEETH" Birx, is a victim or SUMPTING.

All animals are equal.

Buckeye

Latest fear porn.

If Trump doesn’t cave on the “relief”, then 100,000 are gonna die by February.

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