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February 09, 2021

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Pinandpuller

It is no compliment to our civilization when men and women, cultured and uncultured, learned and unlearned, turn to atheism. It is not progress but one of outstanding evidence of degeneration.”-Arno Clemens Gaebelein

MissMarple2

SIX KITTENS!

MissMarple2

Catturd ™
@catturd2
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Good morning to everyone except the spineless cowards in the GOP.

MissMarple2

I love this so much! When FRANCE says that wokeism and cancel culture is bad for their culture, you KNOW the tide is turning! I heard this last night on a podcast but I was too tired to get up and find the link.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9242453/Out-control-woke-leftism-cancel-culture-threat-FRANCE-French-politicians-say.html

Headline and sub-heads:

'Out-of-control woke leftism and cancel culture' from the U.S is a threat to FRANCE because it 'attacks' the nation's heritage and identity, French politicians and intellectuals say

* French politicians, prominent intellectuals, and academics are arguing against the influence of America's 'out-of-control leftism and cancel culture'

* They claim it is undermining French society and an attack on French heritage

* French President Emmanuel Macron in October cautioned against 'certain social science theories entirely imported from the United States'

* His Education Minister also warned of a 'battle to wage against an intellectual matrix from American universities'

MissMarple2

In the replies to Rasheem posting the Daily Mail link:

Listen to the lyrics of French national anthem. It was American revolution’s sister revolution. They made their marching song for liberty against tyranny their Anthem. I don’t think American snowflakes can handle it.🤔https://t.co/jRsxum5L8u

— Trumpets (@Trumpet43572054) February 10, 2021

The linked video has English subtitles. I particularly like the lines"They will cut the throats of your children and partners" and "Let their blood spill and soak into the dirt." LOL!

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Michael Smith
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Sorry - another long one. It got away from me - very undisciplined thought this morning.

As I watched a few clips of the "impeachment trial" yesterday (and I put those words in scare quotes because this is little more than a Kafkaesque show trial), I listened to Democrat impeachment managers struggle to twist words to reach their desired outcome.
I saw President Trump's defense sputter when all they needed to do was quote Antonin Scalia: "The Constitution says what it says and it doesn't say what it doesn't say."

And yet, when the time came to vote on constitutionality of impeaching a private citizen, we knew there would be no defections on the Democrat side, because this is all political to them and they hate Donald J. Trump. The same goes for the Cabal of Quislings on the Republican side. Mitt Romney thinks he is in position to lead the GOP, and is working hard for the blessing of the Democrats and the New York Times. He never misses an opportunity to embarrass the state he purportedly represents.

Why?
Because Trump and his movement represent an existential threat to both the Democrats and the Quislings.

I began to wonder why are the words of the Constitution so difficult for people to understand and I realized something.

For the better part of two centuries, powerful people, and those seeking power, have found ways to complicate and twist interpretations of our foundational law - the Constitution of the United States of America.

The point of the complications are not to clarify, just the opposite.

The purpose of introducing complications are to distort and confuse so that a document written in simple, common language and based on easily understood natural laws and principles would no longer be the property of the people, but the property of a caste of high priests and priestesses in black robes.

These people are members of a privileged and powerful caste who would necessarily need to be sought out to interpret the words in the document for the common people.

It is this type of usurpation that inevitably leads to conflict. Any time the ownership of the law is taken from the people and is vested in the hands of a legal technocracy, the resulting condition becomes necessarily arbitrary and capricious, and in this state the "law" is indistinguishable from lawlessness.

It's no different than being required to go to a shaman to read bones cast upon the ground, a priestess to read the entrails of a sacrificed animal or a oracle to divine the will of the gods.

As a basis for interventionist, collectivist and socialist actions by the central planners in our federal government, this 1854 quote of Abraham Lincoln is often used:

“The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do, for themselves in their separate, individual capacities.”

On Sunday, September 30th, 1934, Franklin Delano Roosevelt used it in one of his fireside chats, his Depression era radio communiqué to the American people – the subject of which were the steps taken by the government during the Great Depression and the proposals that would eventually become the Social Security Act of 1935.

The Lincoln quote is accurate – but incomplete. What followed those 38 words were 16 more that completely change the context and meaning of the quote. Those were:

“In all that people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere.”

Lincoln’s words seem so alien to our contemporary approach to government. With the growth of progressive thought in the late 1880’s, the social programs of the Great Depression and the modern incarnations – Johnson’s “Great Society/War on Poverty” and Obama’s Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), a large segment of America has shifted from trust in the individual to faith in government.

Lincoln’s first inauguration was conducted in the midst of national crisis. Secession was a grim reality and a mere two weeks earlier, Jefferson Davis had been inaugurated as the President of the Confederacy. Lincoln had arrived in Washington by a secret route to avoid danger, guarded by General Winfield Scott’s soldiers.

Even in this atmosphere, Lincoln’s trust in the people was supreme. In his inaugural address, he stated:

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it. I can not be ignorant of the fact that many worthy and patriotic citizens are desirous of having the National Constitution amended. While I make no recommendation of amendments, I fully recognize the rightful authority of the people over the whole subject, to be exercised in either of the modes prescribed in the instrument itself; and I should, under existing circumstances, favor rather than oppose a fair opportunity being afforded the people to act upon it. I will venture to add that to me the convention mode seems preferable, in that it allows amendments to originate with the people themselves, instead of only permitting them to take or reject propositions originated by others, not especially chosen for the purpose, and which might not be precisely such as they would wish to either accept or refuse.”

Even discussing succession, he stood firm on the role of the people versus the role of the government (including the judiciary).

“The Chief Magistrate derives all his authority from the people, and they have referred none upon him to fix terms for the separation of the States. The people themselves can do this if also they choose, but the Executive as such has nothing to do with it. His duty is to administer the present Government as it came to his hands and to transmit it unimpaired by him to his successor.

Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world? In our present differences, is either party without faith of being in the right? If the Almighty Ruler of Nations, with His eternal truth and justice, be on your side of the North, or on yours of the South, that truth and that justice will surely prevail by the judgment of this great tribunal of the American people.”

How different he found the role of the government…one gets the idea that our contemporary situation would have been unthinkable to him.

“By the frame of the Government under which we live this same people have wisely given their public servants but little power for mischief, and have with equal wisdom provided for the return of that little to their own hands at very short intervals. While the people retain their virtue and vigilance no Administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can very seriously injure the Government in the short space of four years.”

Lincoln certainly contemplated that revolution was within the scope of the Constitution:

“Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.”

Can you imagine a modern president making that statement? I can’t.

Our governmental modus operandi has shifted so far away from Lincoln and toward the tenets of Marx, that it is unthinkable that a popular uprising could ever overcome the power of the central government or that such a movement could even be legitimate – ergo the bashing of the conservatives by the statists in the political arena. For both major political parties and the bloated bureaucracy that supports them, the survival of the status quo is primary and the will of the people is secondary.

Would that Lincoln was correct in that “people retain their virtue and vigilance” so that “no Administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can very seriously injure”. There are a significant percentage of our fellow citizens that are so dependent on government or are steeped in Marxist belief that they have lost any concept of retaining independence and freedom via exercise of “virtue and vigilance”. They have abdicated that responsibility – probably the reason that they demagogue anything for which the conservative movement stands.

The Republic is in every bit as much danger of ripping apart today as it was in 1861. Then, the conflict was due to the enslavement of a race of people who were determined by the customs of the times to be inferior. A similar conflict arises today that cuts across racial and social lines, the economic slavery of the productive class of America by a Marxist government, regular people who are determined to be inferior by our elitist political class.

Jane

I think we’ve already ripped apart, Stephanie. At least I have.

Morning.

MissMarple2

Well, I see this forum doesn't like Bit chute.

I just finished watching a 15-minute video made by a Yugoslavian woman last summer, warning us of the parallels between what tore the Yugoslavian Federation apart and what is happening to us now. I was going to link it, but no matter what I do it gets disappeared.

Jane

Stephanie,

When do you move down into freedom?

James D.

Congrats on the six new additions to your home, MM!

MissMarple2

James D.,

Thanks (I think)! LOL!

I sure am glad she hasn't decided we needed those GOATS that a friend of hers is looking to give away!

MissMarple2

Let me see if this works to link that video:

https://t.co/Dw4mTHgJWh

— Shell Shocked (@MsShockler) February 10, 2021
MissMarple2

Josh Caplan
@joshdcaplan
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8m
AFP: China's Tianwen-1 probe enters Mars orbit, claims state media

rse

Part 2 of the aier article from yesterday neo posted overnight https://www.aier.org/article/how-a-virus-was-used-to-transform-a-free-country-part-2/ is especially important for those of us in our 60s, not yet on medicare, in terms of what is covered and not.

If you are like me, everyone around you is convinced medicare is a panacea. In fact, I even know friends planning their retirement around ability to cobra and then access medicare.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

closing is scheduled for the 26th Jane. If all goes well.

MissMarple2

Washington Examiner
@dcexaminer
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18m
.@JoeBiden's foreign policy goals could be complicated by the social media diplomacy of @KamalaHarris's 36-year-old niece.

@meenaharris has been outspoken about relations with India.

Her activism could also pose a security risk.

MissMarple2

Bo Snerdley
@BoSnerdley
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21m
Nebraska's Lincoln County Republican Party Votes Unanimously to Censure Never-Trump Jacka$$ Ben Sasse

https://thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/nebraskas-lincoln-county-republican-party-votes-unanimously-censure-never-trump-jacka-ben-sasse/

via @gatewaypundit

MissMarple2

Link retweeted by Cal Thomas:

https://www.libertynation.com/changing-america-one-word-at-a-time/

MissMarple2

Thiink I will lie down for a bit. I was up too late welcoming kittens.

Back later.

Neo

When Trump is acquitted after this illegal trial, he should have a blockbuster speech prepared.

The speech should highlight the Democrats' illegalities, spotlight their support of mob violence, expose what Biden has been doing already with executive orders, especially relating to China, and point to some of the Democrats' other ruinous ideas that are moving full speed ahead.

He should end by saying that if the Democratic Congress and Biden don't soon abandon their plans to destroy our country and its Constitution, he and his movement will be back in 2022 and 2024 to peacefully and patriotically save America from these criminals.

Jim Eagle

MM,

Very powerful vid by the Serbian woman. I was in Slovenia a few weeks after the split up and Tito did not go gracefully. In fact, he had his Air Force strafe Ljubljana their capital city.

jimmyk

When Trump is acquitted after this illegal trial, he should have a blockbuster speech prepared.

No MSM outlet will carry it, and it will be blocked by big tech.

sbwaters

Stephanie, do you have a link for that Michael Smith essay?

sbwaters

PEER REVIEW

Hah! To call something peer reviewed simply indicates popularity. I’m happy to have others with experience critique a study so I can better reflect on their concerns.

But the study had better explain itself in language I can understand as I’m the only peer that really matters.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

sbw, he posts his comments on FB. Several a day as the mood strikes him. He's very good.

Friend him. He's the Michael Smith in a cowboy hat. There are several.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Another:

Michael Smith
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A friend shared a link to "Thirty Tyrants" written by Lee Smith and published in the Tablet. I read it on Friday, thought about it on Saturday, read it again on Sunday, thought about it on Monday and just read it again tonight.

It is just about the best anthology of the inscestuous relationship between the Democrat Party, the American Oligarchs and the ChiComs, I have ever read.

It drives home the point that the American elite and their sycophantic fanbois and fangurls seek to maximize 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨 - which they define, as Tom Friedman once wrote, a one-party autocracy led by a reasonably enlightened group of people.

But that is not how it works. Autocratic rule by an "enlightened" group of people is neither real progress nor what America is about. America has always been about maximizing 𝙡𝙞𝙗𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙮, and through maximizing liberty, we make progress.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

And another:

Michael Smith
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We have entered a very dangerous time when we have a national media that was once a half-step away from becoming a state-run propaganda machine, has taken that last step. We live in a time when bans and limits on free speech are being spoken of openly and approvingly by academics, politicians, and every other perpetually aggrieved party.

One wonders if the unique American experiment in liberty is already too far gone to save. One must wonder if Lady Liberty is just a zombie, unaware she is dead as she wanders the landscape. Many of our elitist punditry class say that our current separation is due to a stark partisan divide – but in my observation, that separation is at a far more fundamental level and when understood, explains much of our current crisis.

The separation is due to the segregation of Americans into two groups – the first are people who define their political objectives by their principles, the second are people who define their principles by their political objectives.

The former group tends to be more consistent in policy over time and tends to demonstrate more logic and reason in their positions. They tend to value originalism in interpretation of the Constitution and oppose judicial activism. Their actions tend to be bounded by tradition and history as their reality is based on a factual perspective of what worked and what did not – that does not mean that they won’t push boundaries, just that they take observed results into consideration before they do.
The latter group, those who define their principles based on their political objectives are historically the most dangerous to a system of liberty as they are always the most susceptible to the seductive siren call of collectivism (which includes socialism, Marxism, and communism) because this is the way collectivism works. Collectivism always begins with an objective, then a plan, then total subservience to the plan.

Therein lies the problem – total subservience to a plan means total obedience to both the plan and to the managers of that plan – the government. That subservience also means the end of truth, the end of morality, the end of America’s Bill of Rights.

And from the death of truth, follows the rest.
In such a regime, there can be no free press or freedom of speech because public criticism or even expressions of doubt must be suppressed because they tend to weaken support of the regime. People must forgo their values. They must be convinced to adopt whatever values are necessary for the success of the plan – and the easiest way to do that is to redefine the language so that people can be persuaded that they are really the same values as those they have always held, but were not properly understood or recognized (until now).
When anyone speaks or writes, they can only be responsible for what they speak or write, not what someone understands about what they have spoken or written or how it is interpreted. When we allow a group of people with political motivations to decide on the validity of speech, all speech becomes political and restrictions on “political” speech become restrictions on all speech.

Total subservience also means an end to morality (and any religion that establishes a moral code) because nothing must stand in the way of the success of the plan, people must be prepared to break every moral rule they have ever known if this seems necessary to achieve the success of the plan. People must accept and adopt a willingness to do immoral things and when they do, the motivating principle is “the ends justify the means” (the denial of all morals) necessarily becomes the supreme rule, in service of which all other things must fall away.

“Wokeism” is a waking nightmare, wrapping all these destructive forces in a cloak of “tolerance”.

There is intolerance now being practiced in the name of tolerance. One of America’s great faults is tolerance of pretty much everything, assuming that the more ridiculous something is, the less harmful – but as Karl Popper, the Austrian-born British philosopher, stated in his Paradox of Tolerance, if a society is tolerant without limit, its ability to be tolerant is eventually seized or destroyed by the intolerant.

sbwaters

I can’t search for a cowboy hat. Do you have a city and state?

Neo

All the usual far left media sources are today saying the Trump lawyers took a beating yesterday.

I got the feeling that Castor’s job was to bore the Senators.
I think he succeeded.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

facebook .c*m /utahprez

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Took me three tries to get that to post.

He doesn't list a city state, but I think you can find him by looking at my friends list, too.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Privus Sapo

Trump was paralyzed by the realization that he had no control over the tools that should be available to the President to respond to either foreign aggression or domestic treason. He was aware of the attack but if he issued an order to the military they would not obey, just as when he issued orders to the DoJ and CIA nothing happened. He should have invoked the Insurrection Act and called for the people to rise, which is what the Democrats charged him with in the second Impeachment and which he did not do. His failure to do so comes from the fact that for all his theatrical bluster Donald John Trump is a very gentle man with little experience with violence.

henry

Xiden wants to end fossil fuels?

Its millions of solar panels are blanketed in snow and ice and breathless, freezing weather is encouraging its 30,000 wind turbines to do absolutely nothing, at all.

https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/achtung-baby-its-cold-outside-germanys-green-energy-fail-rescued-coal-and-gas

Dave (in MA)
NPR . Aunt Jemima Brand Renamed Pearl Milling Company, Retiring Racist Stereotype
If "Aunt Jemima" is racist, they should just call it:

"Not Aunt Jemima".

sbwaters

On a FB post on Cuban and the Mavericks stopping playing the national anthem, I replied:

"Each evening, showing motion pictures at cinemas in Australia, everyone stood for God Save the Queen. Although she wasn’t my queen, I stood, too. Studying in high school for a year in 1964, I respect Australian people, country, and history. Your lens is poorly focused. Even if a country may have shown flaws over time, have the grace to show respect for those who work to make it better."

rse

Steph--

Tolerance means that there is no common 'understandings' being used to make sense of the world and that perception control is what the oligarchs and collectivists are really after.

And they say so consistently if you know where to look. I just finished a book by Berkeley law prof john a powell, who also chairs the tides foundation, who made it perfectly clear that allegations of white supremacy are a means to target the human mind at the unconscious level to change its attitudes, values, and beliefs and then move away from the Western reverence for the individual and the primacy of reason instead of subjective experience and feelings.

The extent of the intended earthquake exceeds what most people can grasp. We are talking about a desire to instill "common agreement in the 'hearts' of all people" as a quote I found about the CCP and its plans globally via education and learning standards put it.

By the way, have you heard Dekalb is not scheduling 2nd appointments, even for the elderly and a risk? They are prioritizing initial vaccines only instead of other counties making both appointments at the same time. It's like they do not want the lockdowns to ever be over, which is why I liked this quote from the UK

Anyone dreaming of a return to the old normality can forget it. The disease marks a defining point in history, where lots of things which have been incubating for years finally fall into place and the world shifts decisively on its axis.

Even though not a particularly serious pandemic by some past standards (the plague, Spanish flu), there is an air of fin de siècle about Covid, a shifting of the tectonic plates that tells us that things are never going to be quite the same again. Perhaps the biggest of these changes, and for the more liberally minded among us one of the most worrying, is a much bigger and more intrusive role for the state.

This is often the result of a serious crisis; all of a sudden, the state finds that it is needed, that when all around is frightened chaos, it is the only game in town, and it demands something back in return.

Covid has allowed the Government massively to expand its reach and powers, nationalising great swathes of the economy and, through its social distancing restrictions, reaching deep into the way people live their lives.

Under the guise of the public health emergency, Covid has also – via test and trace and mass vaccination – sanctioned a great leap forward in the surveillance society.

Jeremy Warner in the Telegraph.

Buckeye

If you are like me, everyone around you is convinced medicare is a panacea. In fact, I even know friends planning their retirement around ability to cobra and then access medicare.

My experience was an eye opener. I started Medicare February 2018. After our move in October of that year, my annoying lower back issues progressed to full on sciatica. Standard protocol required a period of physical therapy before any imaging other than generic x-rays could occur.

After about 10 weeks of PT, and no improvement, and intervention by both an orthopedic surgeon and my physical therapist, an MRI was approved. Not only was the expected degenerative disc discovered but also a large cyst was uncovered.

It then took until June to get surgery scheduled.

Every step was “gated” by the Medicare protocol. It is designed to be efficient in 90% of cases, but serves the exception poorly.

Luckily for me, the cyst was benign, the surgery was successful, and the sciatica is gone.

Had the cyst been a malignant tumor, the outcome could have been very dire.

Because I opted for a Medicare supplement policy as opposed to a Medicare advantage plan, and live in an area with extensive medical resources, I had more flexibility to seek out doctors who were willing to advocate on my behalf.

Only clear positive with Medicare is that it is relatively inexpensive.

Narciso

And jereny warner is a skeptic against the claims of statism run amok.

jimmyk

When Trump is acquitted after this illegal trial, he should have a blockbuster speech prepared.

Out of pocket, yes, but I'm sure you realize that we pay for it our whole lives out of our incomes. Especially since the tax rate was increased and income ceiling eliminated under Obama. You can probably do a rough calculation of how many thousands of dollars you've paid (including the employer's share) over the years.

Jim Eagle

We are socked in again this AM. Less than 100yd visibility.

Buckeye,

Medicare paid $68K to my Ortho for my knee replacement. I didn't have to chip in at all.

Buckeye

JiB

My surgery was similar in cost as I recall.

The only thing Medicare and my Part D plan didn’t pay for was ~ $60 worth of narcotics for pain mitigation while recovering at home.

I would have paid $600:)

jimmyk

Sorry, wrong C&P in my 9:38. Obviously was responding to this:
Only clear positive with Medicare is that it is relatively inexpensive.

sbwaters

Scott Adams @ScottAdamsSays
Please stop asking me to form an opinion around your hallucination that someone "incited an insurrection." That only happened in your imagination and was created by the Fake News Industry. I don't form policy opinions around the hallucinations of strangers.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--"Not Aunt Jemima".--

Or, even simpler, Anti-Jemima...or Aunty Jemima if they wanted to keep some of the old customers.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Speaking of anti, antifa is not made up of anarchists.
They are communists, just as the original antifa was.
If it contains any self proclaimed anarchists, they are of the variety that constitute a distinction without a difference.

Narciso

I call them black bloc, because it doesnt flatter their egoes.

MissMarple2

I am giving up on going back to sleep and instead up and drinking covefe. The sky is overcast and gloomy, and it's starting to snow south of me about 10 miles.

Regarding the bockbuster speech, he should give it to a pre-announced rally crowd and if no one carries it (Big Tech, MSM, whatever) he can still post it on his own site, offer free DVD's to people who will pass it around, freely let anyone on Rumble, Bitchute, Gab etc. broadcast it.

A LOT of people are not willing anymore to sit like lumps on the sofa and wait to see what Jake Tapper or Chris Wallace have to say.

Go listen to that French National Anthem I posted earlier. The woke people are very lucky they aren't pulling this crap in the Paris of 1789.

MissMarple2

LifeNews.com
@LifeNewsHQ

· 7m
BREAKING: A top Twitter official says it will never allow President Trump to have a Twitter account again, even if he runs for elected office in the future. This is the ultimate in leftist cancel culture.
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Getting too big for their britches, I see.

MissMarple2


John Cardillo
@johncardillo
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2h
Why isn’t every GOP elected incessantly talking about Biden being a CCP asset?

I feel like I’m living in a simulation.

He’s handing the CIA to China and no one is saying a damn word. Especially “Republican” Senators who will confirm this insanity.

Old Lurker

You don't like Medicare Gates?

Wait until those gates are reprogrammed to favor some groups over others...like right now with the vaccine.

Good luck finding a traditional white, middle class, middle aged citizen of Montgomery County, MD who has been invited to move up the queue higher than say five digits.

Biden promised that all benefits would be channeled where he prefers them and so far Gov Lockdown Larry Hogan ("R", Md.) is doing just that...on his path to become POTUS next time.

MissMarple2

Fascinating exchange on multiple levels: https://t.co/WyF6tAtXIZ

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 9, 2021

3 1/2 minutes of Josh Hawley listing the millions of dollars donated to Neera Tanden's Center for American Progress group.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Michael Smith
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Democrats are tearfully recounting President Trump's "crimes".

The Constitution provides for such "crimes" to be tried IF and only IF the defendant is convicted - and those crimes would need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Even without the protection of the First Amendment, I have yet to see anyone make a legitimate case Trump violated any statute.

The House did no investigation, collected no testimony and then presented an altered video, which I might add was against their own rules, that edited out Trump's comments about "peacefully" marching over.

Democrats are using the 1876 impeachment of William Belknap as a basis, but there are some significant differences - the House had already investigated Belknap and found significant evidence of guilt - the current House didn't even investigate Trump, Belknap resigned minutes before the House voted on the Articles of impeachment clearly to avoid conviction - Trump didn't resign, his term expired, and the fact is Belknap’s spring 1876 impeachment trial did not lead to conviction and 22 of the 25 Senators who voted for acquittal did so primarily because they felt the Senate had no jurisdiction over a resigned cabinet member.

The Constitution clearly states:
"Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law."

Any honest reading of "shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States" would reveal that the penalty of removal from office AND future disqualification, would require that the person currently be in office.

Dems are going to go 0-2 in the impeachment sweepstakes and set the former president up for a run in 2024, if he wants it.

He will be able to say the swamp tried to impeach him TWICE on bogus charges, they investigated him for over half of his term and found nothing, they spied on him, sued him, and fought him at every turn, reversing all his positive polices with executive orders - and didn't beat him.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Listen to the lyrics of French national anthem. It was American revolution’s sister revolution. They made their marching song for liberty against tyranny their Anthem.--

This guy is a dope. If it was our sister, it's the crazy one we keep locked in the attic.
There are few more enduring symbols of tyranny than the guillotine and nothing says 'cancel culture' like your head rolling into a basket.

Jane

Does anyone else wake up every8 day in a bad mood? I spoke to my broker this morning - (a republican) and he’s optimistic as hell about the markets. Says a huge boom expected in the 2nd half. He also doesn’t think the e;lection was stolen and Trump exaggerates. If he wasn’t a close friend I’d have fired him. Plus he looks out for me.

Narciso

Sounds likd charles fox, the paramour of georgianna.

Narciso

Who was a fool for the french revolution

Melinda

Goldens Rule
@jamesbranch3
Victor Davis Hanson on 'dangerous' Bank of America data share: 'People have got to wake up' foxnews.com/media/victor-d… #FoxNews

https://twitter.com/jamesbranch3/status/1359523973311119361

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I know the GOPe are horrible but I'm actually a little impressed only six Reps voted to say impeaching someone out of office to preclude their holding office again was constitutional. I don't think it is but I can see how the easily led, the dimwitted and slothful thinkers might.
I suspect some of those six will not vote to impeach.
What I am disgusted by is someone like Sinema or Manchin who in their own way are more dishonest than the Mutt Rumbley wing of the GOPe.

Narciso

The journal was as sanguine in their best of the web

MissMarple2

Ignatz,

He is not a dope. The French Revolution was inspired by ours. Do you not remember the Marquis de Lafayette assisting the Americans with money and arms? The Americans arriving in France to the phrase "Lafayette, we are here"?

Purdue University is located in Lafayette, Indiana. The guillotine and the executions of nobles and middle class people was a result of the radicals taking over the reins of the Revolution, and acting much like the radicals who have taken over the Democrat Party.

The French have a Constitution. Where do you think they got that idea? The UK still doesn't really have one.

anonamom

Revolver.news wants us all to know this about officer Brian Sicknick's death:


https://www.revolver.news/2021/02/maga-blood-libel-why-are-they-hiding-the-medical-report/

Buckeye

I talked to my broker yesterday Jane.

Mine wasn’t that optimistic :-(

Narciso

Yes but it evolved into tbe terror, because the lead figures were social justice warriors.

MissMarple2

Rep. Elise Stefanik
@RepStefanik
·
18h
President Biden’s decision to rescind a rule that compelled U.S. Colleges to disclose relationships with Confucius Institutes is not only short-sighted & harmful – it decreases transparency in our education system & emboldens the CCP.

My full response to this illogical decision
⬇️

MissMarple2

Narciso,

Correct. And you will notice that apparently Macron has remembered HIS history and doesn't want a repeat.

anonamom

I am finding listening to

pandemic.warroom.org/listen-live/

to be worth the time as I address household activities

Steve Bannon, Rasheem, Jack Prosobiec are regulars.
Mike Lindell on right now.
Peter Navarro was on yesterday.

10-12 and 5-6 eastern

And this was a great read, on mass psychotic delusion:

https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/americans-are-suffering-from-mass-delusional-psychosis-because-of-covid-19/

Narciso


The leprechaun of truth

https://computingforever.com/2021/02/09/trust-the-science/

Dave (in MA)

Famous Lawyer Quotes

"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in
insidious encroachment by men of zeal,
well meaning but without understanding."
--Louis Brandeis

"True patriotism hates injustice in its own
land more than anywhere else."
--Clarence Darrow

"I'm not a cat."
--Rod Ponton

clarice

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/02/beating_democrat_electoral_corruption.html
why this fraud will not be repeated.

Old Lurker

Good AT on Bitcoin:

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/02/bitcoin_and_its_discontents_what_elon_musk_is_telling_us.html

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

As a matter of fact I do remember Lafayette. He's the French aristocrat who trusted the progs running the show in France and gave them a hand to power and then had to run away from them but still got caught and tossed in the clink by the delightful revolutionaries he helped install.
There were some dupes who thought the FR would turn out like ours but wise guys like Edmund Burke, who was quite sympathetic to the American Revolution, saw through the Rights of Man sham from the get go.
The Jacobin factions were little different than the Mensheviks and Bolsheviks; starry eyed collectivist revolutionaries and hard bitten, hard core, cynical ones. The Reign of Terror and the Gulag were baked into each cake from the start.

Neo

I read that the Biden administration says this COVID crap may go to Thanksgiving. No year was given.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Says a huge boom expected in the 2nd half.--

It's possible that would be the boom of the Fed pumping the bubble ever skyward...or...alternately...it could be this kind of boom;

Sadly, in the long run the latter is probably healthier for the economy and nation.

MissMarple2

CONNIE’S CORNER
@CRRJA5
·
Feb 8
Twitter Considering Subscription Fees as Way to Diversify Revenue

Will you stay on Twitter if they charge you ? Guess deleting Trump accounts has effected their revenues; imagine that!
================================
Interesting that their stock is predicted to increase in value by others, wonder how that is happening.

Narciso

And thr cuban revolution was in furtherance of the 1940 constitution free health care free education free housing one ended up with none of those

The lead counterrevolutionaries matos the late orlando bosch

Narciso

Were leading figures in thr movement

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

This Rabo guy is pretty sharp;
Rabobank: The Everything Bubble Has Become More Everything And More Bubble
"The Federal Reserve and other global central banks are still pouring their fully operational firepower into the economy, fully aware that little of this flows to productive assets or wages, and most of it to speculation: but when financial/asset speculation IS most of the ‘economy’, that looks like victory to them."

MissMarple2

Ignatz,

I am not interested in arguing.

Could I interest you in a kitten?

Dave (in MA)

Jersey Mumbler Update

Narciso


Remember they tried this same trick with derkach to get him to flip


https://mobile.twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1359522636146081792

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

More signs of a thermonuclear second half;
Colin Kaepernick [along with Alex Rodriguez] Joins The SPAC Frenzy

This time reminds me eerily of late 1999 and early 2000, when I also began to hear every day Americans who would ordinarily be taking about snow tires and power tools instead advising each other on what and when to buy on the Street.
The End is Nigh...or...The Fed has Not Yet Begun to Inflate; pick your poison.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Was he driving a Jeep, Dave?

Dave (in MA)

Brooooooce's ad was filmed in 3 states and involved private jet travel.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Et4MYjJVEAU_MxN?format=jpg&name=900x900

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Ignatz,

I am not interested in arguing.

Could I interest you in a kitten?--

LOL
But no, my python just ate.

Narciso


But of course

https://nypost.com/2021/02/10/bruce-springsteen-arrested-for-dwi-in-new-jersey/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

We Must Have MOAR: Almost Everyone In Washington Seems To Agree That More Free Money Will Fix The Economy

Of course none of the previous “stimulus packages” that we spent trillions of dollars on fixed the economy, but they insist that this latest one will finally do the job. In addition to the 1.9 trillion dollar package that Biden has already proposed, Democrats in Congress are now pushing monthly direct payments to parents that have children under the age of 18.

Needless to say, that proposal has overwhelming support among the American people, because direct socialist payments have become wildly popular since they were first introduced last year. But by borrowing and spending so much money, we are literally committing national suicide, but very few people are concerned about that at this point.


Cute kitty pic accompanying story;

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I'm sensing a theme in todays financial links;
Is This The Biggest Financial Bubble Ever? Rubino: "Hell Yes It Is!"
"If you’re over 40 you’ve lived through at least three epic financial bubbles: junk bonds in the 1980s, tech stocks in the 1990s, and housing in the 2000s. Each was spectacular in its own way, and each threatened to take down the whole financial system when it burst.

But they pale next to what’s happening today. Where those past bubbles were sector-specific, which is to say the mania and resulting carnage occurred mostly within one asset class, today’s bubble is spread across, well, pretty much everything – hence the term “everything bubble.”"

MissMarple2

Ignatz,

Buy peanut butter and tuna!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

And finally - Perhaps someone can explain to me what Telegram does and why it's important;
Telegram Rockets To Number One Downloaded App In World
"More importantly, Telegram, an instant messaging app with file transfer capabilities, has rocketed to the world's top app download. "

Sounds like texting to me. I suppose the difference is instead of boring one or a small number of friends with blither, it allows one to bore the entire world at once.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

For the kitten, the python or myself?

sbwaters

Whatever bust comes, I am not sure if there is any way to conserve what I can of my retirement resources.

anonamom

Here's what needs to be done next--

Become precinct chair for Rs--have true conservatives be the administrative base of GOP.
(Like in WY, where ALL the counties voted to censure Liz Cheney; some called for her to resign.)

Third party is useless.

https://theprecinctproject.wordpress.com/

MissMarple2

anonamom,

Thanks for grabbing that link. The guy who is running that site is very good.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Whatever bust comes, I am not sure if there is any way to conserve what I can of my retirement resources.--

That is a challenge for many. was just thinking about a few friends [younger ones especially] dependent on pensions, the long term health or even existence of which I'm not too confident about.

clarice

https://jdfor2020.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/adf864_165a103206974fdbb14ada6bf8af1541.pdf

Covid wildly exaggerated in run up to the election

clarice

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/cdc-exposed-inflated-covid-deaths-1600-throughout-election-violated-multiple-federal-laws-peer-reviewed-study-finds-state-local-governments-must-act/

Buckeye

Whatever bust comes, I am not sure if there is any way to conserve what I can of my retirement resources.

If a significant portion is tax-deferred, can be very tricky.

Neo

FOX News moved to dismiss the $2.7 billion “meritless” nuisance case by Smartmatic in a press release on Monday.

FOX News argued, “If the First Amendment means anything, it means that Fox cannot be held liable for fairly reporting and commenting on competing allegations in a hotly contested and actively litigated election.”

Smartmatic filed in New York which does have a Anti-SLAPP law.

On November 10, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law an update to New York's anti-SLAPP law that dramatically expands protections afforded to defendants in lawsuits brought based on the exercise of free speech rights, and which significantly increases the risks to potential plaintiffs bringing defamation and other speech-based claims in New York.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I wonder if these black lives matter;
Mauritania court upholds conviction against anti-slavery activists
Yeah, that's slavery of black people by black people, right now, not 400 hundred years ago.

Neo

Perhaps someone can explain to me what Telegram does and why it's important ..

Telegram sends and receives encrypted messages

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