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December 18, 2021

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matt - deplore me if you must

I can vouch for the torn up orchards and fallow fields in the Central Valley. You see it driving up and down the I-5 or 99. the most productive farming region on earth is being managed by San Francisco and LA liberals who have nothing in common with the rest of the state.

Their only contact is at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market where they can pay $8/lb for heirloom tomatoes along with ridiculous prices for all sorts of other fruits and veggies.

The original impetus for farmer's markets was supposed to be better prices for both consumers and farmers. Good luck with that. `

Narciso


it's like hotel california

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/12/17/hospital-facility-fees-telehealth-video/5631639750817/

Melinda

Right.

The Hill
@thehill
.@SenSchumer: "There's universal view in our caucus that we need to get something done [on voting rights]. What these Republican legislators are doing on a very partisan basis is really ruining, destroying, and undermining our democracy."

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1472638361047293964

Narciso

if chuck u, did not say these things, his mouth would lock up

Narciso

oh

https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/omicron-such-a-joke-that-south-africa/comments

henry

chuck’s useless signature on the agreement. (At link)

@kerpen

Reminder, Manchin and Schumer signed an agreement in July, then Democrats spent five months disregarding every provision of it and somehow thinking they could bully Manchin into going along.

https://twitter.com/kerpen/status/1472584106168963075?s=21

Narciso

like vader's deal with lando, over cloud city,

Narciso

yikes


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/12/19/piers-corbyn-arrested-call-burn-mps-homes/

Narciso

oh really
https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1538457/German-travel-ban-uk-Covid-latest-omicron-domestic-transmission

Narciso

yep

https://twitter.com/catturd2/status/1472403534943559682

Narciso

thats the way it works

https://twitter.com/MZHemingway/status/1472587665614598147

Dave (in MA)


click

Narciso

and playing the part of alfred molina, chuck e shumer,

Narciso

indeed,


https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/12/18/its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-pravda-everywhere-you-turn/

Davod

"...Here’s someone who was [a hero]: In February 1942, early in World War II, Navy pilot Butch O’Hare’s F4F Wildcat was the only plane available to stave off an entire squadron of Japanese bombers attacking his ship, the valuable aircraft carrier U.S.S. Lexington. Displaying unhesitating bravery and unerring marksmanship while ignoring withering defensive machine gun fire from the enemy planes, O’Hare is credited with shooting down five Japanese bombers and chasing off the rest, all within a matter of a few minutes, actions that single-handedly saved his virtually irreplaceab.."le ship and earned him the Medal of Honor. Next time you fly into Chicago’s busy O’Hare International Airport, you’ll know how it got its name. That’s heroism..."

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/12/of_heroes_racists_and_hitler.html

Davod

Cats V Dogs - Dogs v cats.

https://babylonbee.com/news/cats-vs-dogs-the-babylon-bee-settles-the-debate

Narciso

they made a point about that in one of the first nate heller novels


https://twitter.com/TomFitton/status/1472691885240201221

Neo

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., announced that she has tested positive with a breakthrough case of COVID-19.

Elon Musk must be smiling somewhere

Narciso

heh

https://twitter.com/chiIIum/status/1472689675584380929

Davod

I counted eight cops in Panera.

Narciso


i think they deserve the cask of amontillado treatment

https://twitter.com/chiIIum/status/1472708025894977552

Narciso


ask netanyahu how that worked out,

https://twitter.com/RaheemKassam/status/1472624484955869184

Narciso

her lips were moving


https://twitter.com/MaxNordau/status/1472666209388838917

Narciso

but of course


https://twitter.com/MaxNordau/status/1472666209388838917

Davod

Narciso - Did Netanyahu do that?

Davod

"ALEXANDRIA, VA—In an effort to root out racism, the Salvation Army announced they will no longer be accepting any donations in the form of bills or coins that have white people on them..."

https://babylonbee.com/news/salvation-army-no-longer-accepting-bills-or-coins-with-white-people-on-them

Narciso

trying to play lockdown bingo, and the viruses, none of those who egging boris to footnote status or worse, have any interest

Narciso

has this been covered?


https://www.zenger.news/2021/12/18/video-39-americans-evacuated-from-afghanistan-in-first-major-airlift-rescue-since-taliban-takeover/

Davod

I bet everyone knows what the man has in his hands.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/121921%20sliderule%20scaled.jpg

Davod

My father, who was in the Royal Artillery, could come up with a solution very quickly with this.

Neo

Fully Vaccinated *And Boosted* Senator Cory Booker Tests Positive For Covid-19

Dave (in MA)

Her medicine man should have told her to be more careful. High cheekbones make the Fauci burqa less effective.

jimmyk

Fully Vaccinated *And Boosted* Senator Cory Booker Tests Positive For Covid-19

Was he intimate with Fauxcahontas?

Narciso


could be

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2021/12/the-netherlands-shuts-down-to-buy-time-ahead-of-omicron-surge/

Narciso

spunds like the times today


https://thenationalpulse.com/analysis/watch-ccp-stuns-biden-blasts-u-s-military-war-crimes-in-middle-east/

jim nj

https://nypost.com/2021/12/17/nyc-covid-inspector-booted-from-bar-for-failing-to-show-proof-of-vaccination/

NYC COVID inspector booted from bar for failing to show own proof of vaccination

Words fail me.

MissMarple2

Narciso,

Had to read that in 8th grade. I bet hardly anyone would get the reference to Amontillado anymore if they are under 40.

matt - deplore me if you must

If I was Biden I would go on TV and question the CCP's Wuhan coverup as well as their central role in manufacturing the precursors for fentanyl.

Time to take the gloves off.

And haven't we been told that omicron is much less deadly than prior versions? It would seem to me that Covid is mutating itself out of business. if there are mass cases doesn't that mean some level of mass immunity?

MissMarple2

Harvard biochemist prof revealed to have taken tens of thousands of dollars from China. See Zerohedge.

jim nj

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/586500-officials-to-decide-if-new-york-will-hold-times-square-new-years-eve

Officials to decide if New York will hold Times Square New Years Eve celebration

"New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce this week whether or not the famed New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will be held, or if revelers will be permitted to gather publicly in the area, the Associated Press reported.

The mayor has said that he will make a decision on the fate of the event by Christmas Day, as the omicron variant has sent case rates surging in the city."

What a maroon. Last month he said it was on, but you had to be vaccinated to attend it.

MissMarple2

Test

MissMarple2

Sounds like he is using the Fauci playbook: sow fear and confusion.

jim nj

I'm betting that Manchin knocked a chunk of market cap off of China's solar panel manufacturers today.

https://www.reuters.com/markets/deals/china-urges-real-estate-project-acquisitions-aid-struggling-developers-state-2021-12-20/

China urges real estate project acquisitions to aid struggling developers -state media

"China is urging large private and state-owned property companies to acquire real estate projects from troubled developers to reduce risks that mounting debt piles will destabilise the economy, the official China Securities Journal said on Monday."

I'm sure they can arrange for some great pricing deals.

The slowdown in residential construction is already having knock-on effects.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/19/chinas-property-distress-sours-steel-sector-in-warning-sign-for-economy.html

China’s property distress sours steel sector in warning sign for economy

Steel, concrete, appliances, plumbing, wiring, furniture, etc.

GUS

MANCHIN says NO.

I will believe him, when the RUBBER MEETS the ROAD..

jim nj

With Cuomo gone there is no one to talk deBlasio down off his high-wire act.

He's ruining what little is left of the NYC holiday tourist season.

I'm sure most of the tourist trade wish he would just shut up. He did some fear mongering early last week. Then the Rockettes cancelled the rest of their Xmas shows. Some plays went dark. SNL went on air without an audience.

People out in the hinterlands who were thinking of visiting for New Years are probably having second thoughts now.

jim nj

https://newjerseyglobe.com/campaigns/norcross-registered-to-vote-in-florida-in-2020-will-step-down-as-democratic-national-committeeman/

Norcross registered to vote in Florida in 2020, will step down as Democratic National Committeeman

Democratic powerhouse says he was mistakenly told he could hold post despite lack of N.J. residency

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=costanza+should+i+have+not+done+that&ru=%2fvideos%2fsearch%3fq%3dcostanza%2520should%2520i%2520have%2520not%2520done%2520that%26qs%3dMM%26form%3dQBVR%26sp%3d4%26pq%3dcostanza%26sk%3dMM3%26sc%3d8-8%26cvid%3d7A7F552386E847C1B0988389965348CF&view=detail&mid=B8EF080F6378B89DFAD5B8EF080F6378B89DFAD5&rvsmid=08E307BA82E4610B804408E307BA82E4610B8044&FORM=VDQVAP

jim nj

For years I've been getting a free calendar from my local liquor store. They're not doing it this year.

things that make you go,"Hmmm."

jim nj

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/12/18/pot-industry-in-california-on-verge-of-collapse-n1542547

Pot Industry in California on Verge of Collapse

I'm not surprised. NJ legalized pot, but still hasn't issued any retail licenses beyond the medical marijuana licenses they did years ago.

I was talking to a pot-smoking friend earlier last week. She has three sources - the son of a friend, a co-worker and a smoke shop that hasn't had its marijuana license approved yet. They can't legally sell her pot yet, but when she buys a lighter for $40.00 she gets a "gift" of a free bag of pot. Wink-wink.

jim nj

This is interesting:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/south-africas-omicron-wave-looks-like-its-already-peaking-why/ar-AARWSqF

South Africa’s Omicron Wave Looks Like It’s Already Peaking. Why?

"In Guateng, South Africa’s Omicron epicenter, the wave seems to be cresting. In other parts of the country, too, the terrifyingly-fast rise of the new variant appears already to be slowing and even receding. This is very encouraging, since it suggests that Omicron waves elsewhere in the world may also be, if disorientingly fast, also mercifully short. But it is also a bit confusing, given that the wave has peaked well before anything like it had fully penetrated the local population, and given that everything we know about the new variant is that neither infection-acquired immunity nor two vaccine doses do much at all to stop transmission."

The top-line observation is the interesting part, maybe omicron peaks quickly. The "Why?" part of the answer in the interview seems logically muddled.

"First, there’s the simple limit to testing capacity. As things increase, our testing capacity doesn’t increase as fast, and so we’re missing more and more cases."

OTOH, if people react in fear and seek more tests, and we get a surge in testing, like what I think is happening in NYC, then we will catch "positives" that wouldn't otherwise have been found due to their mildness.

"I also bet we can expect a lot more underreporting of Omicron, compared to previous wave, because it’s more mild, either through existing immunity or through actual reduction of intrinsic severity."

OK, but if it is mild, why do we care if all of the "cases" are accurately counted? Because we can't use a larger "case" number to initially scare people with, or because if people came to believe that it really was a significantly milder variant we'd all rush out to be exposed to it?

Screw the vaccine and masks. We could all go out and mob the New Years Eve celebrations like an old-time Chickenpox party and be done with this.

"But the difference between being 30 percent less severe and 30 times less severe is really, really important."

I had to read that twice to understand that. At 30% less severe the vaccine argument becomes weaker. At 30 times less severe the vaccine argument disappears. It's omicron party time.

jim nj

Geez, if Trump had won the election the media would be reporting now on just how huge a fraud the vaccines are.

But Biden won, so it's all about the unvaccinated. Because Biden fixed all the mistakes of Trump's vaccine roll out and it's just hateful Trump supporters who won't vaccinate.

If I was cynical, no, really, Biden was told to say nothing until Tuesday, while his minions tested fear messaging, while some other advisors said wait until we can see if we can recommend omicron parties.

Even with the few extra days to gather more data and formulate a presidential address he's gonna look stupid, one way, or the other.

anonamom

posted above:

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2021/12/the-netherlands-shuts-down-to-buy-time-ahead-of-omicron-surge/


Buy time for what? To stock up on Kleenex???
I agree with Robert Malone--if this has turned into an annoying cold, as it sounds, and the infected get broader immunity--it's a gift!

Jack Lillywhite

I bet everyone knows what the man has in his hands.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/121921%20sliderule%20scaled.jpg

Posted by: Davod |

Late to the party but too every engineering student it was a "slip stick":)

Melinda

Brilliant!

EIA
@EIAgov
#TodayInEnergy - #NewYork’s #IndianPoint #nuclear power plant closes after 59 years of operation go.usa.gov/xetQ8

https://twitter.com/EIAgov/status/1472914939652284418

Jack Lillywhite

Indian Point had been under a life extension. Thought it was for another 40 years. Probably convert to combined-cycle gas turbine generation using the exising steam turbine.

Catsmeat

Hi, MM--that gas leak sure seems diagnostically promising! Buford, JOM2 is actually very easy to use and the discussions are the same free-for-all we have here. I've been there more than here because I get tired of having to log in to Typepad all the time here where it's no issue at the new one. You do need to email JamesD. to get registered with your name (Jane has turned into Medusa, so you don't need to keep the same one, but I like the consistency) and password, but once he's done that you don't ever how to put anything, including the password, in again. James is jamesd@elevendayempire.com.

henry

How to break a homicide record… way to go Chisholm.

https://www.fox6now.com/news/homicide-suspects-out-on-bond-fox6-investigation

Neo

MD Governor "Lockdown Larry" Hogan tests positive for WuFlu.

Hogan, who is vaccinated against COVID-19 and had a booster shot, said he was "feeling fine at the moment."

https://tinyurl.com/56yjpbv7

Neo

Candy cane shortage reported due to low peppermint harvest, supply chain issues.

MissMarple2

OK, now Naomi Wolf is on Bannon saying wee are dealing with demons.

😳

matt - deplore me if you must

Consider the logic of firing first responders who haven't been vaccinated. These people weathered the storm; showed up for work every shift, and cared for hundreds of thousands of people.

And now the military, the hospitals and corporations are firing them. If that is not the most bass ackward logic ever I don't know what is.

And the media buy into the oppression of the unvaccinated all in. No consideration of whether someone has natural antibodies at all. Demonization of alternative treatments and theories.

We know China engineered the virus but are silent.

What the hell is going on here?

Thankfully Davos has been cancelled so the global carbon footprint for January will shrink by 20%.

Narciso

gozer worshipers, change my mind,

Old Lurker

Matt "Davos has been cancelled"

Their work here is done.

Narciso

you got burned the last time,


https://dailycaller.com/2021/12/18/kamala-harris-symone-sanders-charlamagne-tha-god-asks-who-real-president/

Narciso

oh that's curious


https://t.me/The_Library_II/65723

Narciso

they know suckers when they see them


https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/2021/12/taliban-minister-us-must-come-and-rebuild-afghan-daniel-greenfield/

Melinda

Just imagine what Musk's SuperMario Karts can do...

Beverly A. Pekala
@PekalaLaw
Do you drive a Subaru?
Class-action lawsuit says Subaru illegally scans faces/eyes of drivers when vehicles deploy the DriverFocus distracted driving crash prevention system.
And suit says Subaru collects and transmits this data.
#autos #cars #lawsuit
cookcountyrecord.com/stories/613746…

https://twitter.com/PekalaLaw/status/1472910456532705281

Narciso

holy skynet batman,

Narciso

be grateful, thats all we're calling him

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/meme%2020211220%2008.jpg

Narciso

wind beneath my wings, was a long time ago,

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/12/20/bette-midler-attacks-west-virginians-as-poor-illiterate-and-strung-out-then-apologizes/

Narciso

have some stilton


https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/12/20/boris-johnson-accused-of-breaking-lockdown-again-with-alleged-wine-party/

Neo

Democrat lawmakers have warned another round of federal coronavirus stimulus aid may be necessary in the wake of the emergence of the omicron variant of the virus. Despite Biden's 2020 promise he would shut down the virus before announcing in July the United States was closer to "declaring our independence from a deadly virus," the appearance of the omicron variant has caused Democrats to wonder if additional coronavirus aid is necessary.

Narciso

stop being an idiot


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-omicron-christmas-lockdown-uk-booster-shot-infections/

Pinandpuller

Podesta means ‘magistrate’.

Surprisingly, it does not mean ‘a sawed off Fauci looking kid f’er’.

Narciso

its the same plot of cursed land,

https://twitter.com/HeshmatAlavi/status/1473004647656869890?t=lVkWxOZQ_rUIlVVmOOkrdA&s=19

Narciso


that's not how boosters work, in fact you are doing it wrong,

https://t.me/The_Library_II/65739

Melinda

Sarah Ferris
@sarahnferris
SCOOP: Rep. Stephanie Murphy is not seeking reelection to the House next year.

“It's been a real honor for me to serve in Congress, but it does come at a personal sacrifice. My time away has been hard on my family and my kids and on me," Murphy tells me in interview.

Story TK.

https://twitter.com/sarahnferris/status/1472972035567628299

Narciso

well her job prospects dont seem to be good,

Dave (in MA)

.

Dave (in MA)

Even the "small" doesn't fit.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FG_hMeyXoAE13Ju.jpg

Neo

New Jersey Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ) will not seek reelection in 2022 and will retire after his current term in the House is complete, becoming the twenty-first Democrat to announce an exit from the House of Representatives.

Neo

21st House Democrat planning to step down at end of term Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) will not run for another term.

or is this the 22nd ?

New Jersey Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ) will not seek reelection in 2022 and will retire after his current term in the House is complete, becoming the twenty-first Democrat to announce an exit from the House of Representatives

Narciso

yep


https://twitter.com/BuckSexton/status/1472962780282204161?t=GwiyEAgO2pJvrrgQ-1X5pA&s=09

Narciso

thats unpossible


https://twitter.com/jonofarcadia/status/1473003643955785738

Narciso

wonder what tribe he is from,

https://dailycaller.com/2021/12/20/potential-terrorist-stopped-southern-mexico-america-border-yemen-yuma-arizona/

Davod

Ignatz posted this on JOM2

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c950b2d98b7dba9491999a0656d3e54dbe4780c5d2eddc27c92888d977daebf7.jpg

Davod

NEO. They don't think they can win a primary against Socialist candidates.

Davod

"Guateng, South Africa’s Omicron epicenter..."

Does this look like a Chinese name?

clarice

https://babylonbee.com/news/in-stunning-blow-to-democracy-legislation-decided-by-majority-of-elected-representatives

Narciso

this is what it used to be called,


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transvaal_(province)

it's from a more obscure tribal language, sotho tswana

Narciso

oh really


https://twitter.com/julie_kelly2/status/1473060423142367243

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

ASOFB

If there is another school shooting #CNN will not be able to cover it.......

none of their reporters are allowed within 500 feet of a school.

Narciso

its not even in xhosa or zulu, they just have to be extra stupid

Narciso

its also the smallest province, of the country,

Melinda

AnteFa "Cop".

Julie Kelly 🇺🇸
@julie_kelly2
Add to the tally of Trump Resistance actors who get a cushy CNN/MSNBC gig as a reward for job well done.

No doubt a book in the works, due out during heat of midterms next year…

Eric Flack @EricFlackTV
🚨BREAKING🚨 Mike Fanone tells me he has resigned his job with @DCPoliceDept and will now be joining @CNN as an on-air contributor. Fanone, who I interviewed over the summer, became a face of the #CapitolRiot after the mob beat, tased and nearly killed him while defending Capitol

https://twitter.com/julie_kelly2/status/1473065208855867395

Davod

Narciso. Thanks. I should have looked it up.

Narciso

so the idiot police chief from miami, 'who had the shortest career, since the pope got poisoned,

Narciso

I guess the post colonial jag is a thing, but when you can't even recognize what you're talking about,

Melinda

Scott Stedman
@ScottMStedman
NEWS: The FBI's most senior counterintelligence officer in New York left his position in 2018 and by 2019 he helped a top aide to Oleg DERIPASKA find a law firm and "business intelligence consultants" according to new Foreign Agent paperwork: forensicnews.net/retired-top

https://twitter.com/ScottMStedman/status/1473060055217889281

DEC 20, 2021 AT 1:14 PM
Retired Top FBI Counterintelligence Official Worked With Ex Russian Intelligence Officer Close to Deripaska, Foreign Agent Paperwork Reveals

https://www.patreon.com/posts/60142051

Narciso

'let me make one thing clear, this was a non starter from the beginning, I don't object to spending in principle, I don't object to roads and bridges, heck I don't object to child care on its own, but cutting my throats by endangering the livelihoods of residents of my state, depriving citizens all over this country with reliable electricity, you have seen what is going on in europe, uk even greece is revisiting these plans,

Narciso

bureau counterintelligence is as much an oxymoron as cnn ethics consultant,

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