Monday Forum: October 19, 2020

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  1. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I have the occasional argument with a feminist who is an all round good sort, and quite realistic, but one thing she won’t give up is females in the infantry. I most emphatically disagree.

    I’m remembering an exchange here, some time ago where all the women who had gone through the School of Insanity, sorry Infantry, had been either downgraded or discharged on medical grounds,

  2. feelthebern

    How does the IDF manage it ?

  3. will

    S

    noopy
    #3629032, posted on October 22, 2020 at 9:48 pm
    Crossing the Singapore strait it gets very choppy, but worse, Batam is *very* third world, very alien. I found difficulty in finding an at least rudimentary English speaker. Mostly Moooslem from what I could see. I think you would find it a very lonely experience as the sole white man in the village. And yes it was supposed to be, I was told, the most westernised place in Indonesia. Baffled me why anyone would say that.

    When was your experience, Will? Many people on Batam commute to Singapore for work.

    I would be surprised, the few westerns I met were holiday makers travelling to some of the high end resorts in Indon. It’s a long choppy commute and very weather dependent. I would not enjoy that every day. I appreciate that some old salts may prefer that to a heavy traffic daily commute into Singapore across the causeway from JB.

    Places like Singapore, Thailand, Philippines have a high western flavour, not so Batam.

  4. Snoopy

    Trucking boss Lindsay Fox

    Commercial arm of the TWU.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    Has anyone under 50 ever owned a Lexus?

    Why buy a Lexus when you could have a Porsche?
    PORSCHE TO OPEN NEWCASTLE DEALERSHIP (22 Oct, Ncl local news)
    Bogan Ncl is starting to get too twee for my liking.

  6. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Why buy a Lexus when you could have a Porsche?

    +1

  7. Infidel Tiger

    No chicks in the IDF would ever be sent on an overseas mission.

    Nothing wrong with Sheilas defending the home front, but any society that allows them anywhere else needs to die in a fire.

  8. Snoopy

    I’m still saying that COVID-19, or the response to it, has saved more lives than it’s taken – and that would remain the case if everybody in Australia could be vaccinated tomorrow

    We must stay locked down forever. Simples

  9. Top Ender

    Steve, you made me watch that excellent orchestra recital in the hope of seeing a proper can-can.

    Here in revenge is:

  10. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    How does the IDF manage it ?

    The IDF hasn’t used women on the front line since 1973 – a group of female soldiers were captured, in a communications bunker, in the opening stages of the Yom Kippur war. The Israeli soldiers, who recaptured the position, found they had all been gang roped before being murdered.

  11. rickw

    Frack You Joe and Kamala!

  12. Arky

    An eleven year old boy could be an effective soldier too, as long as he wasn’t required to pack 60kg of shit for miles.
    But we don’t use them either.

  13. rickw

    The IDF hasn’t used women on the front line since 1973 – a group of female soldiers were captured, in a communications bunker, in the opening stages of the Yom Kippur war. The Israeli soldiers, who recaptured the position, found they had all been gang roped before being murdered.

    I think there is also a class action going against the IDF by women who served in the IDF. The basis of the suit is the IDF bs’ing them over the likelihood of sustaining a long term physical injury during service. 20% of men finished their service with a long term injury, 80% of women finished their service with a long term injury IIRC.

  14. Entropy

    I he miss entropys’ Troupe can do a much better can can than that. Tedious! And poorly rehearsed.

  15. feelthebern

    found they had all been gang roped before being murdered.

    Robert O’Neill said on a podcast that in Iraq, anyone who got captured was gang raped, including the men.
    That’s why he said everyone trained to never be taken prisoner.
    That is, top yourself before it came to that.

  16. Mater

    An eleven year old boy could be an effective soldier too, as long as he wasn’t required to pack 60kg of shit for miles.

    Standard personal load in Afghanistan, for a foot patrol, was 78-80kg.
    Sounds heavy on paper, feels BLOODY heavy climbing mountains at 5000+ feet, in the dark.

    It would do irreparable damage to the female pelvis. Biology didn’t design men to do it, let alone women.

  17. feelthebern

    Glenn Greenwald on Tucker was shown on PM Live tonight.
    Amazing times when he’s the go to guy on media hypocrisy & transparency.

  18. Arky

    Wreck of the SS Atlantic (1870)
    ..

    At 3:15 a.m. local time on 1 April 1873, Atlantic struck an underwater rock off Marr’s Head, Survivors were forced to swim or climb ropes first to a wave-swept rock and then to a barren shore. At least 535 people died, leaving only 371 survivors. The ship’s manifest indicates that of the 952 aboard, 156 were women and 189 were children (including two who had been born during the voyage). All women and all children perished except for one twelve-year-old boy, John Hindley.

    ..
    Survival required crossing over to some rocks by rope through crashing waves.
    No women survived.
    One twelve year old boy survived, despite the best efforts of the men, including lashing one women to the rigging.
    Women just aren’t up to it. Let’s stop pussy footing around and pretending that men and woman are interchangeable.

  19. Arky

    One twelve year old boy survived, despite the best efforts of the men, including lashing one women to the rigging.

    ..
    I meant no chicks survived, despite the efforts of the men.

  20. rickw

    Klavdiya Kalugina, one of the youngest female Soviet snipers (age 17 at the start of her military service in 1943). She finished the war with 257 confirmed kills

    More than a million women served for Russia, in all sorts of roles including fighter pilots, machine gunners and snipers.

    Her compatriot Roza Shanina had a near mental breakdown after her first kill, got it back together, started sniping again, eventually got eviscerated by an artillery shell fragment while protecting an officer and died in a field hospital two days after receiving the wound.

    Roza’s pictured halfway down the article holding the 91/30 PU.

  21. Arky

    Out of the 156 women on board that ship, not one of them was capable of doing what 371 men were able to: traverse a rope to some rocks through heavy waves.
    Not one.
    Then there is the bloke who swam through the waves to secure the rope in the first place.

  22. feelthebern

    Then there is the bloke who swam through the waves to secure the rope in the first place.

    Trumps great grandfather.

  23. Siltstone

    Dramatic statistics Arky

  24. The Israeli soldiers, who recaptured the position, found….

    The name of whoever was in charge of the troops who recaptured the position eludes me tonight (someone who ended up a big name, one we’d most likely all know) his words were something like: “What was found there impacted into all present an iron will that we must at all costs prevail militarily”

  25. Snoopy

    TheirABC’s headline.

    Taiwan is being pushed to modernise its military by the US but it says it doesn’t want an arms race with China

    I bet it’ll be stealth edited.

  26. mh

    Robert O’Neill said on a podcast that in Iraq, anyone who got captured was gang raped, including the men.

    Every soldier deployed to the Middle East should have a supply of lube in case of capture.

  27. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “What was found there impacted into all present an iron will that we must at all costs prevail militarily”

    That’s the first I’d heard of that aspect of the story, Salvatore.

  28. Leigh Lowe

    “Standard personal load in Afghanistan, for a foot patrol, was 78-80kg.”
    Phht.
    No biggie.
    m0nster carries an extra 100 kegs up the stairs from the basement every day to sign the Krispy Kreme delivery docket.

  29. Knuckle Dragger

    Testing, testing.

    “Standard personal load in Afghanistan, for a foot patrol, was 78-80kg.”

    What if you’re all lean muscle, though? Sayyy… 91kg of it?

  30. Steve trickler

    5 minutes in. Rough as guts.



  31. MatrixTransform

    you lot sure sound like a organised right wing conspiracy group to me

  32. Infidel Tiger

    The latest Biden story should be the end of the road for a candidate in a normal country.

    Watch the wagon circling.

  33. Fisky

    Yeah, the fake Giuliani scandal, which involves him (single guy) being alone in a hotel room with a 24-year-old woman, is supposed to distract from Quid Pro Joe’s China grifting.

  34. dover_beach

    RestorationPAC
    @restorationpac
    Our new RP/Trafalgar poll shows President Trump surging ahead in Michigan.

    @realDonaldTrump
    46.7%
    @JoeBiden
    44.9%

    Trump train. N.B. If you follow the link the tweet includes a link to the report, the survey samples 9% more women than men.

  35. Dot

    Women in the military?

    Wrong question.

    Where are the drones and nukes?!

  36. Fisky

    Think a few evangelicals might want to pay attention to this

    Jake Sherman
    @JakeSherman
    · 24m
    Police cars revolving lightTHIS ANSWER will drive *a lot* of convo today … BIDEN says he’ll create a “national commission” to create a plan “as to how to reform the court system”

    This is part of his intvw w @NorahODonnell on @60Minutes

  37. Rex Anger

    I have noted a lot of females filtering into the RAAC as well. Mostly officers, but some crewmen and Scouts.

    Now, there is an assumption amongst laypeople that armour might be an easier deal than being a grunt. I strongly disagree.

    I was a dismount, but the ‘joys’ of dropping out of a Land Rover or Bushmaster to inspect every culvert, etc., then helping out with boggings and maintenance, etc. is enough of a challenge as a male.

    A single Bushmaster wheel station alone is 250kg, and while you do get a block and tackle to hoist the spare off its rack, some 3-4m off the ground, you still need to get the boom arm (solid steel cinder that weighs at least 25+kg alone) off the bonnet (About 2m up), then up to the rear hatches and into its little holder. Then apply tackle and sling. I had enough fun with that in a team, and I am not a small person.

    The dismounts get to do all the same sort of ‘fun’ things as the grunts, with the added imposition of being recce troops, and thus needing to be sneaky.

    And that is before you start looking at tracked vehicles. Each individual track link on an M113 APC was about 8-16kg. I imagine the M1A1 is even bigger. Think of the lower back injuries the Vietnam-era RAEMEs and Tankies sustained from servicing Centurions, and add at least one order of magnitude, for what that sort of strain might to do a female.

    Really not something for the faint of heart or humourless. Male or female…

  38. Dot

    scandal, which involves him (single guy) being alone in a hotel room with a 24-year-old woman

    It’s total bullshit, but remember the Pence Rule!

  39. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From feelthebern at 10:34 pm:

    “…

    Robert O’Neill said on a podcast that in Iraq, anyone who got captured was gang raped, including the men.
    That’s why he said everyone trained to never be taken prisoner.
    …”

    The Iraq Defence Force Legal Directorate would be onto that sort of illegal behavior pretty smartly you’d reckon, disrespecting captives’ rights ‘n such, surely?

  40. RobK

    Dot
    #3629117, posted on October 22, 2020 at 11:14 pm
    Women in the military?

    Wrong question.

    Where are the drones and nukes?!
    Indeed.

  41. Arky

    Wrong question.

    Where are the drones and nukes?!

    ..
    The discussion was infantry, Dorothy.

  42. Rex Anger

    Wrong question.

    Where are the drones and nukes?!

    Easy:

    Former: Not the panacea their makers tout them as being. The best surveillance tool in existences after however many gazumpty zillion years of human warfare, is a couple pairs of human eyes, a notebook and a secure means of communication to the bad men and big guns behind you. If you have no ICOM or secure HF/VHF/UHF, then a mobile phone will do just fine…

    Latter: Roll the clock back to the early 50s and warn Bob Menzies of what’s coming. Or let the PLA dump several dozen ICBMs onto the East Coast unchallenged. Then ask the Australian Greens and the Australian Leftwit Party why they thought nukes were so bad. Their side has them, so why can’t we?

  43. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Roll the clock back to the early 50s and warn Bob Menzies of what’s coming

    Snork, snork!

  44. Arky

    Chinese aren’t going to be coming ashore in Taiwan with nukes or drones.
    Or girl snipers.
    They are coming ashore with men.

  45. Mark A

    Rex Anger
    #3629119, posted on October 22, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    Try to be a loader, hefting ammo.

  46. gafa

    Out of the 156 women on board that ship, not one of them was capable of doing what 371 men were able to: traverse a rope to some rocks through heavy waves.

    I’d like to see you try it and succeed with the dresses, petticoats, girdles, frilly knickers etc that those poor subjugated women were wearing…like carrying 100kg of chainmail when it all gets wet, glug,glug,glug.
    Men just had their boardshorts and t’s on.

  47. Dot

    Nuke anyone who wants to invade and stop this affirmative action stuff in the army.

    There is an entire training company(?) in addition to the usual basic training at Kapooka, to help fat chicks lose weight and gain self confidence.

    What’s the army for again?

  48. Rex Anger

    Try to be a loader, hefting ammo.
    I had quite forgotten about that.

    On one of my last exercises with ARes in 2012, I was paired with one of my Squadron’s clerks to fire live 84mm. The M2 Charlie Gutsache is 14kg unladen, and rounds are about 3-4kg each. The lady was half my height and built like a Chupa-chup.

    I nearly knocked her over 3 times in the process of loading, unloading and reloading that thing. Her shooing was accurate, at least…

    (We all later realised that the HEAT RAP range scale sticker was missing from the iron sights. After I had hit my lump of concrete target perfectly with my allocated 2 rounds from about 150m out. I was quite pleased with myself- I had been qualified only on the optic sights. 😊)

  49. Arky

    live 84mm

    ..
    I only used it at the WETTS.

  50. gafa

    Forget Multicam, best uniform for a lady is, stewardess, complete with gloves and cute little hat.

  51. Rex Anger

    Yeah- Live blammo was hard to come by in 2012. I was among the last Chocs to qualify live in 2009. The lads I instructed in 2011 only ever went thru the WTSS. Many thumb webs torn in venturis and in that cheeky little gap theough which the cocking hande runs. Many blood offerings to the Gun Gods. Good times.😁

    Lesson for Cats- Arms deals that involve specific licencing to accept and field a weapon whose ammo is only permitted to be made in one place (Sweden) and at a certain allocation a year (which is only ever calcuated at a bare minimum peacetime usage rate) is a Very Bad Idea (TM).

    When war breaks out, bid byebye to your entire stock as it gets rushed to the fighting troops.

    Build local. Always build local. Even if the OEM gets sniffy- Royalty suits are far cheaper in the long run than losing readiness, or worse, sovereignty…

  52. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lesson for Cats- Arms deals that involve specific licencing to accept and field a weapon whose ammo is only permitted to be made in one place (Sweden

    Umm, the Australian Army brought the Carl Gustav – the Swedes refused to supply ammunition because they would have been used in the “Fun Factory.”

  53. dover_beach

    Larry Schweikart
    @LarrySchweikart
    4m
    NC from “Freeper” Bort:

    Democrats= 1,038,752 (42.62%)

    Republicans= 691,174 (28.36%)

    Dem Lead: 347,578

    In 2016 when Trump won NC by 3.8 percentage points, at the end of early voting, the Democrats had a lead of 310,000 votes.

    They have a week to overcome just 37,000.

    Trump will win NC.

  54. Rex Anger

    Umm, the Australian Army brought the Carl Gustav – the Swedes refused to supply ammunition because they would have been used in the “Fun Factory.”

    Oh? I thought the ammo was still being sourced from overseas. Or, at least that was the excuse offered while I was in. Kudos to the smart cookies who got that sorted out.

    Licensing with political strings attached is why we still have a paddock full of obsolete and rotting Leopard AS1s at Bandiana- Anybody who wants them has to be vetted by Berlin.

    No ‘Human Rights Abusers’ need apply…

  55. mh

    Cohen’s chutzpah saves the comedy here

  56. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Licensing with political strings attached is why we still have a paddock full of obsolete and rotting Leopard AS1s at Bandiana- Anybody who wants them has to be vetted by Berlin.

    I’m remembering all the uproar about the sale of the Mirages to Pakistan, and the Pakistani claim that they had nuclear weapons that could be carried by a Mirage….

  57. Fisky

    Trump will win NC.

    The caveat is we have zero idea which way the independents are falling. Look for other indicators to corroborate.

  58. JC

    Dover

    How are those stats good for Trump?

  59. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Chinese aren’t going to be coming ashore in Taiwan with nukes or drones.
    Or girl snipers.
    They are coming ashore with men.

    lame ass men with small peckers

  60. JC

    Fisk

    There are no fence sitters in this election. Everyone voting has an opinion. The so-called undecideds.. the real ones, not the phony bullshitters you see asking questions at the town hall.. they’re all demons. The undecided are Trump supporters.

  61. Infidel Tiger

    Biden news breaking across America… if the debate goes ahead, watching the moderator run defence for Biden and tackling Trump is going to be high art.

  62. Infidel Tiger

    Chris Wallace on Fox begins the defence.

    God he’s a swine.

  63. mh

    Don Melon tries to reach out to the brothers

    “Listen, we talk about the fringe black male vote, right, for Donald Trump?” Lemon said. “Let’s see how many people actually show up at the polls because I don’t really know any black men who are going to vote for Donald Trump, except for people who have a ton of money in the bank and maybe they think — they think, here’s what they think: Unlike black women, who are the most educated of the voting bloc, who know what it is like to be in a board room or a business meeting and be mansplained when your idea is better, and you’re smarter than the men in the room — I think what these black men think is, ‘Well, if I just get the money and I just get the capital — therefore I will be equal, and I will be treated equally.’ They’re in for a rude awakening because it doesn’t work that way. That’s not how it works, and women know that — especially black women, they know that. So, I think these men, honestly, are being bamboozled. They’re being played by the Trump folks.

  64. Arky

    CCP China is Napoleon, Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan rolled into one.
    If we’re lucky it will only take a long drawn out war with hundreds of millions of dead to put them back in their box.
    If we are unlucky they will occupy Australia and New Zealand during that war.

  65. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Women just aren’t up to it. Let’s stop pussy footing around and pretending that men and woman are interchangeable.

    imo women are mediocre at best in virtually every job that has either an intellectual or physical requirement

  66. Infidel Tiger

    Josh Hawley
    @HawleyMO
    ·
    23m
    Senate Judiciary Committee has just voted subpoenas to
    @Facebookand @Twitter – all Republicans voting yes. BIG victory that didn’t look possible even 24 hrs ago

    God willing, Big Tech is destroyed during Trump’s second or third term.

  67. dover_beach

    How are those stats good for Trump?

    Surely registrations are up since 2016, (population growth, etc.) so it looks like Trump is in pretty much the same position as 2016, which he won by 3.8%.

  68. dover_beach

    Glorious ACB through SJC 12-0. Now off to Senate floor, Monday.

  69. dover_beach

    Tucker will be a must-watch in the morning.

  70. JC

    Remember this? God it was great to watch.

  71. Arky

    A Trump victory means only one thing.
    Instead of surrendering the free world without a fight, we will have to fight.

  72. Steve trickler

    Thomas Sowell to be interviewed on the ABC tomorrow morning. With follows up from Koch….

    Dream on.



  73. dover_beach

    I wonder how the ABC will report the Biden scandal tomorrow. They can no longer hide behind Russian disinformation. PRobably ignore it. Worked so far.

  74. C.L.

    Is there a link to the latest re Biden?

  75. Rex Mango

    Did dinner at my 95 year old aunty’s joint tonight. ABC News reported the latest scandal involving the SAS. Having lived through WW2, she was disgusted at the ABC. Have to respect the way that generation can sniff out traitors.

  76. Rex Mango

    Steve T, always a fan of your videos, but Thomas Sowell is something else. Full respect.

  77. Rex Mango

    Thomas Sowell has this really stupid message that you shouldn’t judge people according to the colour of their skin and children might need two parents. Crazy stuff.

  78. Oh come on

    Bruce, I recall reading something about Nancy Pelosi planning to introduce a bill that would allow for easier application of the 25th amendment in Congress. I can’t remember exactly what change is being proposed but I’m pretty sure it had to do with removing some relatively arcane procedural obstacle currently in place to preserve the separation and independence of the executive and legislative branches.

    HOWEVER…that’s about all she can do.

    The two-thirds approval of both congressional chambers to finalise the removal of a president using the 25th amendment cannot be legislated around. The VP and cabinet can play footsie and cause a bit of disruption if they wanted to but they’ll ultimately lose if the president isn’t incapacitated and isn’t willing to go along with the scheme. So at least some Republican congresscritters will have to join their Democrat colleagues to make the 2/3rds majority. It’s perfectly possible that enough Republicans would be stupid enough to go along with it, and the Dems would be crazy not to give it a try. However, the only sure-fire way to guarantee a forced Biden retirement is via impeachment. No Republican will argue against that.

  79. OldOzzie

    Aussie Golf Legend Greg Norman Backs Donald Trump: ‘He’s Done a Phenomenal Job’

    Australian golf legend Greg Norman said Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump has a “good chance” of winning the election as millions of “quiet Americans” will happily back him and again prove the pollsters wrong.

    The Florida-based businessman believes the key to Trump’s success will be his “kept promises” that underscore the fact “he’s done a phenomenal job,” Norman outlined in an interview with the Australian newspaper. He said:

    He has ­pretty much stuck to all his promises he made when he was elected. Very few people who are elected as president follow through on their promises.

    Yes he is bombastic; yes, he has a different style; but to see him actually commit to his word about what he wants to do is actually pretty impressive. And it’s having a domino effect on the American economy, it has a domino effect on people I employ.

  80. Rex Mango

    Going to bed, so shall leave you with the Garryowen:

  81. Oh come on

    Something about Giuliani and this alleged pants-down nonsense in a hotel room – isn’t Giuliani’s wife dead, or he’s divorced or something? I seem to recall his wife moved out of Gracie Mansion when he was mayor and it was a big deal at the time…?

    Stitch up or not – who gives a crap about what some old guy does in a hotel room with a young woman who consents to be there? Giuliani isn’t running for pope – or any office, for that matter. If someone said to me that Giuliani bangs high class call girls young enough to be his granddaughter, what – I’m supposed to be scandalised? Yeah, loads of old rich guys do that. Tis a story as old as time itself.

  82. Steve trickler

    Sleep well everyone. Cheers Rex.



  83. OldOzzie

    LB
    @beyondreasdoubt
    Did he … just cancel Obama’s 8 years?
    Quote Tweet

    Joe Biden
    @JoeBiden

    · 14h
    America was an idea. We’ve never lived up to it but we’ve never walked away from it before.

  84. OldOzzie

    Biden faces backlash for saying ‘America was an idea’ that ‘we’ve never lived up to’

    ‘Joe Biden’s closing argument is that America has always been a disappointment,’ the Trump 2020 Campaign reacted

    Joe Biden was facing intense backlash Wednesday night for referring to America as an “idea” that “we’ve never lived up to.”

    The Democratic nominee shared a clip from his interview on the podcast “Unlocking Us with Brené Brown,” which was released earlier in the day.

    “America was an idea, an idea,” Biden said. “‘We hold these truths to be self evident.’ We’ve never lived up to it, but we’ve never walked away from it before. And I just think we have to be more honest. Let our kids know, as we raise them, what actually did happen. Acknowledge our mistakes so we don’t repeat them.”

    Biden summarized the remark by tweeting, “America was an idea. We’ve never lived up to it but we’ve never walked away from it before.”

    Biden was slammed by critics, including members of the Trump 2020 Campaign.

    “Joe Biden’s closing argument is that America has always been a disappointment,” Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh reacted.

    “@JoeBiden Where have you been for 47 years? America is the greatest nation in the world. We stand for freedom and opportunity for all. Our nation is filled with strong, innovative and hard-working individuals who love this nation & don’t want to fundamentally transform it,” Trump campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp wrote.

    “47 years, 0 accomplishments. Americans deserve better than your apology tour,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., tweeted.

    “When my father lay wounded on a beach in the Pacific defending his country in World War II, America more than lived up to her promise. When Americans walked on the moon, we were the brightest star in the firmament. If you weren’t owned by China, you might love this country, too,” actor James Woods scolded the former VP.

    “‘We’ve never lived up to it’? Speak for yourself, man!” Center for American Liberty founder and trial lawyer Harmeet Dhillon exclaimed. “This immigrant is so grateful to be an American — and I never diss her or take her for granted.”

  85. OldOzzie

    ‘We Did It!’ Amy Coney Barrett Nomination Unanimously Approved by Judiciary Committee; Childish Dems Skip Vote

    “We did it! Judge Barrett is going to the floor,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced following the vote to send the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the full Senate.

    Democrats on the Judiciary Committee threw a hissy fit and didn’t even bother to show up for the vote on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, therefore the vote was unanimous in favor of advancing Barrett’s nomination. In a ridiculous stunt, Democrats on the committee filled their seats with human props— posters showing people Democrats falsely claim will lose all their rights if Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court.

    Sen. Mike Lee excoriated Democrats for their “judicial culture wars” and appalling behavior toward Republicans’ nominees in the past, beginning with Judge Robert Bork and most recently with Justice Bret Kavanaugh. Lee noted that while Democrats have gone “cruelly, disgustingly low” in nomination after nomination, “Republicans took the high rod.”

    “Hubris makes the powerful deaf as well as blind,” said Lee, describing the Democrats’ tactics as “idiotic knife fights” rather than thoughtful debates.

    “Now they’re trying to scuttle this meeting for political purposes,” he declared. “The left seems to think that the Supreme Court exists to advance their worst ideas” and “to tell everyone how to live” by appealing to the courts when they lack the votes to pass their agenda.

    Graham commended his Democratic colleagues on the committee for not turning Barrett’s hearings into a three-ring circus. “You pushed her hard, but you didn’t go too far.”

    He warned that Democrats are “hellbent on changing all the rules,” including packing the court, getting rid of the legislative filibuster, making the District of Columbia a state, and instituting some version of socialized medicine. “But that’s for the ballot box.”

    “I’m proud to have supported Judge Barrett,” Graham concluded, “the committee did the right thing.”

  86. OldOzzie

    The Jaw-Dropping Difference Between the Old ‘Wall’ and the New Wall the Trump Admin Is Building

    EL PASO, Texas — “Wow” was all I was able to say as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Blackhawk flew alongside the U.S.-Mexico border and the difference between the old “wall” system and the new wall system under construction came into view.

    “This is why I wanted to fly,” Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan keyed over the Blackhawk’s comms, saying the above-ground view shows how the old wall compared to the new one, which was directed to be built under President Trump’s famous promise for stronger border security.

    The Blackhawk landed in New Mexico and we got out to see the difference up close. The old “wall” that covers large lengths of the border is laughably easy to get over. It consists of barbed wire fencing, held together by fragile-looking wooden posts and Normandy barriers intended to stop illegal vehicle crossings.

    Morgan said he does not accept the mockery from Democrats who say the Trump administration has barely built any new walls in places where no walls existed because the old “walls” were functionally useless in stopping foot and vehicular crossings.

    “I think you can see for yourself…it’s a political narrative, right? They want to score some political points by saying, ‘Oh, it’s just replacement.’ What I would say to those individuals [is] they haven’t been here,” Morgan said.

    “This is what we had for a very long time, right? Wood and barbed wire. That is what we had to stop people. And then we upgraded to [the Normandy barriers] and this is a joke,” Morgan said, as he explained how smugglers developed techniques to cut through the Normandy barriers so they could move them aside to let vehicles through and then move them back into place.

    “So when you see this 30-foot high wall, concrete and steel into the ground, yeah, it’s brand new,” Morgan said, adding the wall is part of a system, complete with roads, lighting, and surveillance that helps deter illegal crossings or slow down illegal crossers so border patrol agents have time to respond.

  87. OldOzzie

    Go LID yourself! Sleepy Joe Biden sends the most Obama tweet EVER trashing Americans for not living up to the American ‘idea

    This tweet sent by the Joe Biden account (because you know it wasn’t Joe, we’d be shocked if Joe knows what Twitter is) has to be THE most Obama tweet ever. Maybe even more Obama-esque than the tweets these same lackeys wrote for Obama himself.

    Look at this nonsense:

    Joe Biden
    @JoeBiden
    America was an idea. We’ve never lived up to it but we’ve never walked away from it before.

    He might as well have said, ‘You didn’t build that.’

    Just call him Joe Obama.

    Seriously.

    Frederick Burgess
    @tclbbs
    Replying to @JoeBiden
    If you hate the USA so much, why are you running for the highest office?

    laura
    @lacoolio1
    Replying to @JoeBiden
    You walked away from it every single time you used your son to sell your office to our enemies.

  88. OldOzzie

    Trump quickly moves to fill Amy Coney Barrett’s 7th Circuit seat

    President Trump announced his intent to nominate Thomas L. Kirsch II for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday to fill the seat left open after Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court.

    Her confirmation by the Senate is expected to occur Monday.

    Mr. Kirsch currently serves as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Indiana.

    He is the only federal circuit court nominee pending, as the GOP-led Senate has quickly moved to fill federal court vacancies under Mr. Trump.

  89. OldOzzie

    THE BIDEN INFLUENCE EMPIRE IS UNRAVELING

    But that isn’t the big news. The big news is that a Biden insider is going public:

    [Tony] Bobulinksi was an institutional investor who was recruited by the Biden family to run their joint-venture with now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co.

    Bobulinski is a former Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, and served as the CEO of SinoHawk Holdings, which he said was the partnership between the CEFC/ Chairman Ye and the Biden family.

    “I was brought into the company to be the CEO by James Gilliar and Hunter Biden,” Bobulinski said in a statement to Fox News. “The reference to “the Big Guy” in the much-publicized May 13, 2017 email is in fact a reference to Joe Biden. The other “JB” referenced in that email is Jim Biden, Joe’s brother.”
    ***
    Bobulinski, in a statement to Fox News, said “Hunter Biden called his dad ‘the Big Guy’ or ‘my Chairman,’ and frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing.”

    “I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business,” Bobulinski said “I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.”

    He added: “ I realized the Chinese were not really focused on a healthy financial ROI. They were looking at this as a political or influence investment.”

    “Once I realized that Hunter wanted to use the company as his personal piggy bank by just taking money out of it as soon as it came from the Chinese, I took steps to prevent that from happening,” Bobulinski said, adding that he asks “the Biden family to address the American people and outline the facts so I can go back to being irrelevant — and so I am not put in a position to have to answer those questions for them.”

    Bobulinski said he doesn’t “have a political ax to grind.”

    “I just saw behind the Biden curtain and I grew concerned with what I saw,” he said. “The Biden family aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make millions of dollars from foreign entities even though some were from communist-controlled China.”

  90. calli

    Thanks Tom.

    I see the Divinyls feature in Ramirez – Amphlet would have had a good chortle. And Bok’s Donkeyspeak is perfect.

    Leak’s depiction of the Deadbeat is getting better by the day. The ooze of smug fairly drips from the page.

  91. Herodotus

    The Dog And Vomit ABC has produced another series on The Dismissal!
    They just can’t let it go. This has, as usual, given Keating an opportunity to go into print via The Australian.
    What the ABC has had to let go is the tactic used back then – describing Fraser as some sort of right wing extreme Darth Vader figure who was going to ride roughshod over the proletariat.
    He was, of course, nothing of the sort. More like Turnbull, a lamb run down by the Hawke juggernaut.

  92. Herodotus

    The left media, which includes the BBC and its mini-me wannabee ABC, continues to refer to Judge Barrett as a “controversial” nominee. If put under the pump they’ll probably say it’s the circumstances that are controversial, but really they regard any non activist appointment as a problem.

  93. rickw

    I like leak! Dickhead Dan’s mentality does seem to be “No ones inviting me to BBQ’s so no one can have BBQ’s!”

  94. rickw

    Zeducation, 12:20, things that didn’t age well!

  95. Dot

    As a youngster looking back on Fraser’s words and his deeds, a lamb for a Lion is an apt description.

  96. rickw

    Dr Steve Turley, 12:21, Trump Rust Belt domination!

  97. Dot

    That Carl Gustaf and Leopard tank nonsense is a good reason to steal IP.

    We should retrofit the Leopards with Carl Gustafs and sell them to our allies for shits and giggles.

  98. Crossie

    rickw
    #3629246, posted on October 23, 2020 at 6:39 am
    I like leak! Dickhead Dan’s mentality does seem to be “No ones inviting me to BBQ’s so no one can have BBQ’s!”

    He will never be able to go to a pub or a restaurant without people jeering him so he is making sure that they all go broke first and that nobody has enough money to eat out again in Victoria.

  99. rickw

    Mark Felton: Centurion Tank

  100. rickw

    Australian golf legend Greg Norman said Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump has a “good chance” of winning the election as millions of “quiet Americans” will happily back him and again prove the pollsters wrong.

    Awesome, a well known Australian who’s not a complete cuck!

  101. Knuckle Dragger

    Branco today. Pelosi brandishing an ice cream.

    Perfect.

  102. Bruce of Newcastle

    Howling Castle moves.

    Raelene Castle returns permanently to NZ
    The Australian|13 hours ago

    Former Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle has severed her links with Australia and returned to New Zealand on a permanent basis to be closer to family during the global pandemic.

    See ya.

  103. Mater

    That Carl Gustaf and Leopard tank nonsense is a good reason to steal IP.
    We should retrofit the Leopards with Carl Gustafs and sell them to our allies for shits and giggles.

    That’s why I never agreed with the Eurocopter Tiger* purchase.
    Even if the Tiger is a slightly better platform (and I’m not saying it is), the interoperability and logistic security benefits of having the Apache, more than make up for it. The French (and the EU) can be a little unpredictable.

    * Not saying that there was anything untoward, but a lot of the people doing the trials and assessments seemed to like their boondoggles trips to France, just a little too much for my liking.

  104. Knuckle Dragger

    Dot.

    What is this about a fat chick training company at Kapooka you mentioned last night?

    I thought the premise was that when recruited in the first place, you were supposed to have some baseline level of physical fitness that could be improved on.

  105. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Raelene Castle returns permanently to NZ’

    Huzzah!

    Although there’d better be a well-established supply chain of foundation and black lippie over there.

    And pavlovas. Obviously.

  106. rickw

    Forgotten Weapons, Gardiner grip safety:

  107. Knuckle Dragger

    I’m not linking to this, just because. But:

    There is said to be a British rapper called Zuby that recently began identifying as female.

    But only for just enough time to smash a British womens’ deadlift record, after which he began identifying as male again.

    Bravo, sir/ma’am/sir. Well played indeed.

  108. Mater

    A happy Thank You Day to all you fellow Victorians.

    Do you feel appreciated?

  109. feelthebern

    KD, from now on, that will be called “The Zuby Maneuver”.

    Rommel would have applauded the deft execution.

  110. Eyrie

    Mater
    #3629271, posted on October 23, 2020 at 7:20 am

    That’s why I never agreed with the Eurocopter Tiger* purchase.
    Even if the Tiger is a slightly better platform (and I’m not saying it is), the interoperability and logistic security benefits of having the Apache, more than make up for it. The French (and the EU) can be a little unpredictable.

    * Not saying that there was anything untoward, but a lot of the people doing the trials and assessments seemed to like their boondoggles trips to France, just a little too much for my liking.

    Precisely. Besides it is yet another piece of Eurocrap like the MRH90. Another John Howard fuckup.
    The Tiger has no armour besides what the pilots wear. Watched a TV program once on building the Apache with its composite/ceramic belly armour. Also carries more Hellfires than Tiger which wasn’t designed for them in the first place. Caused much expense and delay here.

  111. feelthebern

    Breaking news from NY.
    NY city will now collect a levy on all zoom & microsoft teams subscriptions as “NYC consider both utilities”.

    Mates in NYC were discussing it.
    Apparently de Blasio hasn’t announced it.
    Just informed the tech companies to invoice it.

    What next de Blasio?
    A short shorts tax?

  112. Knuckle Dragger

    March 2019, it was. Apologies. Zuby on Tweeter:

    ‘I keep hearing about how biological men don’t have any physical strength advantage over women in 2019…
    So watch me DESTROY the British Women’s deadlift record without trying.
    P.S. I identified as a woman whilst lifting the weight. Don’t be a bigot. 😂’

    And shortly afterwards:

    ‘Just took the UK women’s bench press record too…
    For reps. 😁
    Strong, stunning and brave.’

    But not everyone applauded. One of the bigots:

    ‘”Just deciding on a whim that Zuby says he’s identifying as a woman, that’s not how it works,” said Dawn Ennis, managing editor of Outsports News, an LGBTQ sports publication.’

    Well, yes. Yes it is how that works.

  113. feelthebern

    K2, what are your thoughts on:
    * Manikato tonight;
    *MV Gold Cup & Cox Plate tomorrow?

    Thinking of building the worlds biggest multi & looking for input.

  114. Mater

    Thank You Day? For me it’s Defection Day.

    I feel like an imprisoned rope victim whose tormentor wipes himself on my bedsheets and thanks me as he departs my cell, knowing that he’ll be back again tomorrow.

    Sorry if that’s a bit graphic for this time of the morning.

  115. OldOzzie

    Thanks Tom

    A.F.Branco and Ben Garrison today, both hit the point superbly.

  116. Bruce of Newcastle

    Schoolkids, at last you can join the RAF and be an Air-Per!

    Air Force Embraces Gender Neutral Pronouns, ‘Airman’ Becomes ‘Air-Per’ (22 Oct)

    Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) is embracing gender-neutral pronouns such as ‘Ze’, ‘Per’, and ‘Hir’ to become “fit for the 21st century.”

    The 102-year-old air force told Forces.net that it “actively promotes diversity and inclusion throughout its ranks in a number of ways” and that the “open and transparent sharing of chosen pronouns is one way we can be an inclusive employer.”

    The charges mean, according to Forces.net, that from now on “a Leading Aircraftman could be referred to as a Leading Aircraft-Per,” for example.

    Forces.net also reports that the RAF changing its regulations on hairstyles and headdress, allowing “Cornrows, twists and braids” and “Turbans of an approved pattern and colour and with a fitted cap badge” instead of traditional uniform.

    Presumably a guy with a turban would now be called Air-Sikh.

  117. OldOzzie

    rickw
    #3629244, posted on October 23, 2020 at 6:37 am
    Daily dose of Vietnam!

    Thanks also rickw, I always start the day listening to my Daily Dose of Vietnam

  118. Entropy

    Not saying that there was anything untoward, but a lot of the people doing the trials and assessments seemed to like their boondoggles trips to France, just a little too much for my liking.

    It is behind my comprehension why ADF procurement have this love affair with European equipment. Actually it isn’t having been blessed with an SES officer ex procument turfed out when John Moore attempted a clean out. She was a mate of JWH and thus got parachuted into a Specially created position in our department. Let’s just say her attitudes towards accommodation, furnishing and travel was rather confronting to a more frugal culture.
    In any case I can’t comprehend why the ADF isn’t fully integrated with the US services. But then I suppose procurement would just be balancing the accounts. And as a further bonus it would send the left spare.

  119. duncanm

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3629299, posted on October 23, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Schoolkids, at last you can join the RAF and be an Air-Per!

    Air Force Embraces Gender Neutral Pronouns, ‘Airman’ Becomes ‘Air-Per’ (22 Oct)

    what about superiors ?

    “Sir” and “Ma’am” obviously won’t cut it now.

  120. duncanm

    Thanks Knuckle.

    Zuby, 32, also went on to smash the UK women’s bench press record and tongue-in-cheekily claimed his work was “strong, stunning and brave”.

  121. OldOzzie

    [WATCH] Trump Releases Raw Video of ’60 Minutes’ Interview and It’s Everything You Thought It Would Be

    Trump’s reasoning for the move has been that the media doesn’t represent him honestly, and he wanted to make sure the people could see the full footage and make their own judgments.

    Watching back the video, it is obvious they made the right choice. Stahl came in loaded for bear and set up the interview by asking the President if he was “ready for some tough questions.” Trump responded with a shrug.

    Trump:Just be fair

    LS: But last time I remember you saying ‘bring it on. Bring it on’

    Trump: No I’m not looking for that. I’m looking for fairness. That’s all.

    LS:You’re going to get fairness. But you’re ok with tough questions?

    Trump: You don’t ask Biden tough questions.

    It didn’t get much better from there. Stahl began by asking about Trump’s biggest domestic priority and then interrupted him repeatedly throughout his answers, not letting him finish a thought and challenging his statements before he’d even finished answering. Stahl went on to press him about job numbers, refusing to acknowledge record job growth in the pandemic recovery and instead choosing to focus on unemployment claims. When Trump refused to be led into negativity, the 60 Minutes host delved into mask shaming, asking the President why he doesn’t make people wear masks at his rallies. When Trump pointed out that they hand out thousands of masks at every rally and many people wear them, she persisted in asking why he doesn’t force people to wear masks.

    That detour was indicative of the entire interview. Stahl would ask a question, Trump would answer it (“I have encouraged people to wear masks and I say it all the time”) and then Stahl would tell Trump it isn’t true and Trump would answer again and Stahl would repeat the question. This became quite amusing towards the end when Trump complained that Stahl and her media colleagues refuse to ask Joe Biden tough questions about the current scandal involving Hunter Biden, Ukraine, Russia, and China, which Stahl continually dismissed as “unverifiable” and unimportant.

  122. Mater

    ‘”Just deciding on a whim that Zuby says he’s identifying as a woman, that’s not how it works,” said Dawn Ennis, managing editor of Outsports News, an LGBTQ sports publication.’

    As I said the other day, once you surrender the principle, the rest is just a matter of scale.

  123. dover_beach

    Bret Weinstein
    @BretWeinstein
    I have been evicted from Facebook. No explanation. No appeal. I have downloaded “my information” and see nothing that explains it.

    We are governed now in private, by entities that make their own rules and are answerable to no process. Disaster is inevitable. We are living it.

    He’s right.

  124. feelthebern

    Bret Weinstein.
    Modern day tragedy.
    Shows that the public intellectual is now endangered.

  125. Cassie of Sydney

    “Knuckle Dragger
    #3629291, posted on October 23, 2020 at 7:43 am

    Well, yes. Yes it is how that works.”

    I’m a big fan of Zuby. And yes, that is how it works . I have joined a new organisation….based on the UK and US orgs…called “Save Women’s Sport Australasia”. Men need to join as well…this can’t be left to women to fight.

    http://www.savewomenssport.com/

    oh and click on the this link…

    http://www.savewomenssport.com/is-this-fair

    Is it fair? I don’t think so…it is also biology denial and science denial. Men and women need to fight this garbage.

    Transwomen aren’t women.

  126. K2

    Bern,

    I will post race tips later tonight or tomorrow morning. Got to get to the airport now. Cox Plate looks wide open.

  127. Entropy

    I am constantly amazed that people don’t separately record interviews and release them unedited more often.
    I remember one of my old bosses being interviewed for three hours by Liz Jackson for a 4 Corners stitch up. He got thirty seconds contextually designed make him look bad. His Greenpeace and WFF opponents got extensive screenplay.
    Journalists are vicious snakes and should be approached and treated as such.

  128. Cassie of Sydney

    “dover_beach
    #3629310, posted on October 23, 2020 at 8:06 am
    Bret Weinstein
    @BretWeinstein
    I have been evicted from Facebook. No explanation. No appeal. I have downloaded “my information” and see nothing that explains it.

    We are governed now in private, by entities that make their own rules and are answerable to no process. Disaster is inevitable. We are living it.

    He’s right.”

    You see, Bret, Eric and others all sat back when it happened to Alex Jones and others and thought…well they’re just right-wing nut jobs! We’re safe because we’re normal, we straddle the middle and we’re not right-wing. No Bret….sooner or later they will come after you. Perhaps now Bret and his brother will wake up and understand what is going on.

  129. feelthebern

    Champion.
    Also looking for GAYFL punters to chime in with their pick for my mega multi.

    I’ll firm up my NRL view tomorrow morning once the weather forecast firms up.

  130. Cassie of Sydney

    “Journalists are vicious snakes and should be approached and treated as such.”

    Yep..which is why Avi Yemeni, when interviewed by that mediocre dickhead Jim Jefferies back at the end of 2018, recorded the whole thing on his telephone.

  131. Cassie of Sydney

    The MSM will never represent fairly or accurately anyone to the right of Joseph Stalin.

  132. feelthebern

    Well said Cassie.
    Once pick tech saw how the media cheered on the Alex Jones de-platforming, they literally have picked off every non-conforming voice in each country.
    There needs to be shield laws of some kind.

  133. feelthebern

    big tech.
    not pick tech.

  134. calli

    “Journalists are vicious snakes and should be approached and treated as such.”

    Not just journalists. Anyone in the print media. Whenever I had something for work published, I always wrote the copy for them to print verbatim and then requested a copy of the mock-up to ensure text and photos aligned. If not watched carefully, they change stuff.

  135. dover_beach

    The Biden story is getting white hot now. I don’t now if the corrupt media can keep a lid on this and not lose the confidence of normies when the scandal breaks and they then learn the media tried to bury the story. I guess the media will then try to bury their attempt to bury the story.

  136. OldOzzie

    OPINION
    There Is No Debate: Trump Trounces Biden on Foreign Policy – Newsweek

    BEN WEINGARTEN , FELLOW, CLAREMONT INSTITUTE

    The real reason there is no debate on foreign policy is that President Donald Trump trounces former Vice President Joe Biden on the issue.

    Sure, it appears the Commission on Presidential Debates deliberately backtracked on its promised foreign policy focus for the final debate to spare the former veep the disaster of having to address damning evidence of his family’s corrupt business dealings with foreign adversaries—including its alleged arrangements to kickback ill-gotten riches to Biden himself gained by trading on his office.

    But the truth is that President Trump dominated candidate Biden in the realm of foreign policy long before critical questions swirled about whether the cellar-dwelling career politician was compromised by our worst enemies.

    The Trump administration has executed an agenda of peace through overwhelming strength, prudently used, based on a vision of the world as it is.

    Conversely, the Obama-Biden administration—whose policies Biden would reprise under the Obama-Biden team personnel he would rehire—executed an agenda of false peace through appeasement and submission, imprudently used, based on a vision of the world as it wished it to be.

    Biden’s record predating the Obama years, spanning decades in the Senate, including his tenure as Foreign Relations Committee chair, was one of distinguished failure. As former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, his Obama administration colleague, put it, Biden has been “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”

    The contrast between the Trump administration and the Obama-Biden administration that would be reconstituted under a President Biden is stark.

  137. feelthebern

    Macquarie Bank has released a strategy note overnight predicting a Democrat clean sweep.
    Very silly.

  138. notafan

    That Kurdish female fighters was a pr exercise sure they used them, as cannon fodder.

    Take those stories with a wheelbarrow of salt.

  139. Maman

    Home page of the Victorian Electoral Commission this morning:

    “Today is the last day to vote. You need to post your ballot pack or hand-deliver it to your local election office before 6pm.”

    If you click on “Learn more about the elections” you find

    “Keep in mind local mail clearance times may vary.” HAH!

    All Street Post Box clearances have been moving inexorably from the standard 6pm pre covid, to 4pm sometime back, to now 3pm in the last week or so, with a proposal now being put by Australia Post to move to 1pm.

    On 3AW and ABC 774 yesterday, listeners were being told to “get their votes in the mail by 6pm”.

    It is a public holiday in Victoria today and there are no mail collections on public holidays.

    All a bit confusing.

  140. OldOzzie

    OPINION
    There Is No Debate: Trump Trounces Biden on Foreign Policy – Newsweek

    BEN WEINGARTEN , FELLOW, CLAREMONT INSTITUTE

    Long Read, but lays out in detail all President Trump’s Foreign Successes

  141. feelthebern

    Jimmy Dore on Toobin.
    Farkin’ funny.

  142. OldOzzie

    Ice Cube Gets It — Almost

    Rapper/actor Ice Cube is on the brink of understanding the left-wing con! He appears on the verge of understanding the fake product that the Democrats and the media have been peddling: that America remains guilty of “systemic racism.”

    In a video Cube posted on social media, he wondered what Blacks are getting in return for their virtually unquestioned loyalty to the Democratic Party. In explaining why he recently met with Democrats and Republicans, Cube tweeted: “Every side is the Darkside for us here in America. They’re all the same until something changes for us. They all lie and they all cheat but we can’t afford not to negotiate with whoever is in power or our condition in this country will never change. Our justice is bipartisan.”

    I sent him a series of tweets to assist him in his journey of political discovery:

    Dear Ice Cube,

  143. notafan

    Thanks for vote reminder

  144. OldOzzie

    Amy Coney Barrett Will Be Confirmed Because Kavanaugh Battle Taught GOP To Stop Getting Played By Democrat Dirty Tricks

    It took a few decades of the left playing the exact same games with most confirmation battles, but finally the right figured out how to render those attacks worthless.

    By Mollie Hemingway Federalist

  145. OldOzzie

    There are at least half a dozen “Chinese nationals who are working on censorship,” a former Facebook insider told me last week. “So at some point, they [Facebook bosses] thought, ‘Hey, we’re going to get them H-1B visas so they can do this work.’ ”

    The insider shared an internal directory of the team that does much of this work. It’s called Hate-Speech Engineering (George Orwell, call your office), and most of its members are based at Facebook’s offices in Seattle. Many have Ph.D.s, and their work is extremely complex, involving machine learning — teaching “computers how to learn and act without being explicitly programmed,” as the techy website DeepAI.org puts it.

  146. Dr Faustus

    Presumably a guy with a turban would now be called Air-Sikh.

    👏

  147. Might be time for a new thread, Doomlord.

  148. OldOzzie

    Rasmussen Says Trump Just Hit the ‘Holy Grail’ of Reelection Numbers

    Washington Examiner
    @dcexaminer
    With just 12 days to go before the election, @realDonaldTrump’s approval rating has popped over 50%, considered the holy grail of reelection numbers.

    The president’s approval rating had been on an upward trend. But now it just jumped three points, from 49% to 52%. Polls have also tightened, but it’s measures like the approval level that have been more accurate over time than random polls. As Gallup has noted in the past, “all incumbents with an approval rating of 50% or higher have won reelection, and presidents with approval ratings much lower than 50% have lost.” That’s why getting over 50 right before the election is considered like reaching the ‘holy grail.’

    Rasmussen isn’t the only poll which has him over 50%. As we previously reported, Zogby had him at 51% among likely voters.

    It’s also interesting to compare to Barack Obama’s numbers at the same time of his reelection campaign.

  149. Boambee John

    Fisky
    #3629115, posted on October 22, 2020 at 11:09 pm
    Yeah, the fake Giuliani scandal, which involves him (single guy) being alone in a hotel room with a 24-year-old woman, is supposed to distract from Quid Pro Joe’s China grifting.

    Stupid (or desperate) m0nty, not having been told by the Demorat functionary from whom he got the “Gotcha!”, thought the 24 year old actress was SB Cohen’s 15 year old daughter.

    He will believe any crap from a lefty source.

  150. Looking forward to the debate where Trump will shout about teenage pics on Hunter Biden’s laptop and the debate commission mutes his mic. And everyone laughs at how crazy he looks.

  151. feelthebern

    WTF.
    Why are the state & federal governments contributing to a money making machine for foreign investors?

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/nsw-to-get-a-new-big-battery-as-renewable-power-surges-20201022-p567ln.html

    TransGrid will own and operate the 50 MW/75 MWh grid-connected lithium ion battery, which will be installed at its Wallgrove substation.

    The battery component is the now the only guaranteed profitable part of the energy stack.

    Owners of Transgrid are:
    Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (25%)
    Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (20%)
    Kuwait Investment Authority (20%)
    Utilities Trust of Australia (20%)
    Spark Infrastructure (15%)

  152. dover_beach

    ABC trying to smother the Biden scandal. It ignores the new info about the ‘the Big Man’ and China and the corroboration from a former business associate.

  153. feelthebern

    I wish the government would help fund feelthebern to build an ATM, I mean battery farm.
    FMD.
    This is like the state & federal governments contributing to Newcrest to commission a new gold mine & not getting any equity in the thing.
    I am angry because I am not participating in this battery grift.
    I demand I get to wet my beak.

  154. calli

    I’m looking forward to the media making Trump look crazy too.

    Always refreshing when the news services adopt a novel approach. Otherwise we’d suspect they were hacks with an agenda.

  155. feelthebern

    Why don’t the Feds just send taxpayer money directly to:

    Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (25%)
    Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (20%)
    Kuwait Investment Authority (20%)

    & cut out the middlemen.

  156. Old School Conservative

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3629272, posted on October 23, 2020 at 7:21 am
    Dot.
    What is this about a fat chick training company at Kapooka you mentioned last night?
    I thought the premise was that when recruited in the first place, you were supposed to have some baseline level of physical fitness that could be improved on.

    If it’s anything like NSW and ACT fire brigades, the training company is tasked with getting the chicks up to that baseline so they can then be allocated the affirmative action entry places.
    The assistance is not limited to physical training. Correct answers to the application form questions are also taught.

  157. OldOzzie

    From Henry Ergas Thread – [email protected] and the West: We must strike back or soon we’ll all be Samuel Paty
    Henry Ergas

    Excellent Article Henry

    But while they compete ruthlessly, the [email protected] share a common goal: to create, in the areas they control, “total societies” in which every contact between individual [email protected] and the social world confirms their sense of apartness, heightens their perception of being besieged by an “impure” West and intensifies their commitment to the [email protected] cause.

    At the same time, by imposing a suffocating conformism, the [email protected] seek — almost always successfully — to drive [email protected] out of those areas, narrowing the cultural influences to which their inhabitants are exposed and creating an echo chamber in which [email protected] rhetoric is constantly ­reaffirmed and magnified.

    Macron has described the [email protected]’ program as a form of separatism. But their objective is not to secede from the West; it is to destroy it and build a House of [email protected] on its smouldering remains.

    Few things are more important to them, in the pursuit of that goal, than undermining the education system’s capacity to promote the values of freedom of thought and of expression.

    The extent of their efforts has been chillingly highlighted by Jean-Pierre Obin, an enormously influential former Inspector-­General of National Education, in a book that appeared merely weeks before Paty’s murder.

    A lifelong man of the left who spent his youth helping the newly independent Algeria to rebuild, Obin is hardly a supporter of Marine Le Pen. But as he demonstrates in compelling detail, the [email protected] and their fellow travellers have launched attack after attack on the school teachers who defend the “liberty, equality and fraternity” that have always been his lodestar. And instead of abating since 2015, the scale and virulence of those attacks has increased.

    The crucial factor is that the [email protected] have learned to imitate the tactics pioneered by #metoo and Black Lives Matter. Previously, their campaigns focused on generic issues, such as the ban on headscarfs. Now, helped by front organisations — such as the Collective Against [email protected] in France (CCIF) — they target individual teachers, especially those who are [email protected], launching massive campaigns of demonisation on social media.

    The effects Obin documents of the systematic intimidation are stark: over half the state school teachers in predominantly [email protected] areas regularly self-censor the curriculum, glossing over the required topics — such as the Holocaust, the conflict in the Middle East, the right to freedom of religion and of expression and the importance of equality between the sexes — which most frequently trigger noisy protests by [email protected] students and carefully ­orchestrated allegations of [email protected] from their parents.

    And your summation is correct

    What will come of those commitments remains to be seen. But we, too, need to reconsider our approach before more grisly attacks soil our streets. After all, from Sydney’s Lakemba to Melbourne’s Broadmeadows, the [email protected] are quietly building up positions every bit as impregnable as those they now hold in Paris’s Aubervilliers and Brussels’ Molenbeek.

    Faced with that threat, the Peter Pan strategy — close your eyes and wish really hard — promises one thing and one thing only: tomorrow, we will all be Samuel Paty.

  158. OldOzzie

    UPDATE: Former Hunter Biden Associate in Fear for His Life – Bevan [email protected] Moved to More Dangerous Facility After Leaking Emails to Conservative Journalists

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/[email protected]d-dangerous-facility-leaking-emails-conservative-journalists/

    Take out the @ on link

  159. Snoopy

    dover_beach
    #3629357, posted on October 23, 2020 at 8:53 am
    ABC trying to smother the Biden scandal. It ignores the new info about the ‘the Big Man’ and China and the corroboration from a former business associate.

    No mention of the FBI subpoena or the letter of demand from Hunter’s lawyers, either. Very careless.

  160. mh

    Email from UK Tele, alas I’m not a subscriber

    The Telegraph
    Thursday October 22 2020
    From The Editor

    By Chris Evans, Editor

    The best of The Telegraph’s articles, sent by the Editor
    Dear reader,

    Like much of Europe, Britain is struggling to figure out how to deal with a second wave of the coronavirus. Amid the gloom and anger, however, there is some cause for optimism. As Sarah Knapton reports, there’s already evidence to show that this spike will be far less deadly than the first.

    The US election is under two weeks away, and while President Donald Trump could find himself out of office in January, that won’t change the past four years. In that time, argues Con Coughlin, Mr Trump has been a revolutionary and ultimately successful leader on the world stage

  161. dover_beach

    The entire article is a defence of Biden. It’s pure PR.

  162. Geriatric Mayfly

    Nurse with the needle has arrived at Biden’s basement. Three shots on the hour of glandular extract from lab monkeys. An electro-magnetic jolt will be administered backstage just prior to the debate.

  163. custard

    Great start to the day with Tom’s toons and just watched the unedited 60minutes. Brilliant! Looking forward to the Donald walking over and grabbing Sleepy Joes microphone 🎤

  164. OldOzzie

    NPR: We’re Not Reporting on Hunter Biden ‘Cause We Don’t Wanna, So There

    When the story broke a week ago about Hunter Biden’s allegedly abandoned laptop, my main interest was in mocking the amazing selfies it contains. The NY Post has published a few of them, and apparently Hunter parties very, very hard. (Take a look and you’ll see what I mean.) So I made some jokes about it. Then Twitter locked me out of my account for making jokes about it. Hey, man, I just wanted to have a bit of fun, but they had to go and make it personal. Hunter had my curiosity, but now he has my attention.

    You know who doesn’t like that? National “Public” Radio doesn’t like that. They don’t want anybody paying attention. They’re refusing to report on the story, and they’re not even pretending to be in the business of journalism anymore:

    But the biggest reason you haven’t heard much on NPR about the Post story is that the assertions don’t amount to much.

    “We don’t want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don’t want to waste the listeners’ and readers’ time on stories that are just pure distractions,” NPR Managing Editor for News Terence Samuel told me. “And quite frankly, that’s where we ended up, this was … a politically driven event and we decided to treat it that way.”

    If this sounds familiar, that’s because you’ve heard it before:

    As I noted yesterday, you can’t expect anybody to know the details of a story you refuse to report. And it’s only a “politically driven event” because NPR wants the Democrats to win.

    Imagine spending four years trying to kick out the crook in the White House, and then realizing you just nominated an even bigger crook. LOL!

    And did you notice what NPR didn’t say? NPR didn’t say the story is false. That’s because there’s absolutely no evidence that it’s false.

  165. Some History

    A Current Affair picks up a few instances of the
    Hunchback/Public Health/VicPol lunacy. (see video)

    Thousands of lockdown fines could be unenforceable

    https://9now.nine.com.au/a-current-affair/coronavirus-thousands-of-victorian-lockdown-fines-could-be-unenforceable/4851bd85-94cd-4294-baff-cf86348ab924

  166. mh

    A 2017 email from a top official with a Chinese energy firm, provided by a whistleblower to U.S. Senate investigators, demonstrates the terms of an agreement included officials with the firm giving a $5 million non-secured, forgivable loan to the Biden “family.”

  167. Leigh Lowe

    Bruce of Newcastle

    #3629270, posted on October 23, 2020 at 7:19 am

    Howling Castle moves.

    Raelene Castle returns permanently to NZ
    The Australian|13 hours ago

    Shares in The Cheesecake Shop (Aust) Pty Ltd expected to suffer heavy falls when the ASX opens this morning.

  168. OldOzzie

    Biden clan knew last year that Hunter’s cash grabs were a big problem

    It’s debunked.

    It’s disinformation.

    And insofar as it’s true, it just shows Joe Biden is a great dad.

    You should be prevented from sharing it on social media; maybe you should be punished for trying to share it. Because it’s debunked.

    A Washington Post story, quoting other people who were in on this thing that didn’t happen, says it’s fake news. You’re doing ­Putin’s work for him. We’re going to have truth and reconciliation commissions after this election to deal with this kind of thing.

    Listen, maybe it looks bad, but it’s not illegal.

    That’s how the media have responded to the Hunter Biden disclosures at the New York Post. They can probably keep it up through Election Day and even inauguration. Though as I write, Steve Bannon and Rudy Giuliani seem to be preparing the conservative mediaplex to feast on revelations of some kind of East Asian bathhouse bacchanal, with a heaping side of financial subornation to the Chicoms.

    But we didn’t need The Post revelations or sordid photos of Hunter Biden to know this story had the potential to derail the Joe Biden campaign.

    You know who knew it was a problem? The Joe Biden campaign, which tried to handle the story last year by releasing details to The New Yorker in a piece titled, “Will Hunter Biden Jeopardize His Father’s Campaign?”

    Who else knew it was a problem? The State Department in 2015. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent explained that because Ukraine was under Joe Biden’s portfolio in the ­Obama administration, “it looks terrible” that his son Hunter Biden was taking a board seat on a Ukrainian government-connected energy company that had serious ethical and legal problems, especially with Joe Biden bragging about his own interventions in the legal landscape of the country. Biden’s office reportedly told Kent that Vice President Biden didn’t have the “bandwidth” to deal with Hunter.

    The New Yorker attempt at extinguishing the Hunter Biden story told us, based on an interview with him, that “Hunter saw himself as a provider for the Biden family.”

    This is pretty astounding. Hunter Biden’s first job was at MBNA, the credit-card conglomerate that was a huge Joe Biden bundler. Joe Biden would do the industry’s bidding in the Senate, and an MBNA executive helped arrange for the senior Biden to acquire his multimillion-dollar spread in ­Delaware.

    Hunter Biden would move into the Clinton administration and back to MBNA as a “consultant” — which is often enough a code word for “guy who knows powerful people.” Cash for access. He would go on to work for Eudora Global, an investment firm founded by another big cash bundler for Joe Biden. And even for a hedge fund founded by his uncle, Joe Biden’s brother. Later he had a high-pay, little-work job at Amtrak. Which Biden was “providing” for the other?

  169. OldOzzie

    David Limbrick: Police drones should not be accepted as ‘normal’

    As police helicopters and drones prepare for lift-off over Melbourne this weekend, I fear this could become accepted as “COVID normal”, and before we know it, just as plain normal.

    It shouldn’t be. Is this really how we want to live?

    Helicopters and drones are a great tool for police when it comes to some tasks involving search and rescue.

    Yet there has been no community discussion about whether they should be used for surveillance, let alone for recording your beach activities or what’s cooking on your barbecue on Grand Final Day.

    Police drones are unmarked. How are we supposed to know if they are being operated by a neighbourhood pervert, or the police? And what happens to the footage that is downloaded to the police server?

    This is not a hypothetical concern. Just a few years ago, there were more than 500 privacy breaches by the police in a calendar year. And those are just the ones we know about.

    The Victorian Charter of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to keep their lives private, and to not have their family, home or personal information interfered with.

    While helicopters fly overhead this weekend, you might pause for a moment to wonder why we have this human right when nobody is enforcing it.

    And you might also be surprised to learn that more than 50 public servants at Victoria’s Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission are supposed to be doing just this.

    Drones and helicopters are visible reminders of how our rights have been eroded, but many others — such as protections against warrantless search and seizure — have also been discarded, with barely a whimper from the commission.

    And I would tell you how human rights assessments are made, but it would be easier to tell you about the recipe for KFC.

    All these deliberations are made in secret and locked away in the cupboard somewhere. It would be nice if they showed the same concern for the privacy of Victorians. Victorians are not criminals in waiting and being spied on by helicopters and drones is no way to live.

    Human rights are just as important during a pandemic as other times, and if “COVID normal” means Victorians have virtually none, then it’s just not good enough.

    David Limbrick is the Liberal Democrats MP for Victoria’s South East Metropolitan region

  170. Snoopy

    OldOzzie
    #3629375, posted on October 23, 2020 at 9:07 am
    More bias, hatred and rudeness on 60 Minutes with our Great Vice President—Mike Pence.

    That interview is a thing of beauty. Masterful. Pence left Stahl totally broken.

  171. Boambee John

    Not saying that there was anything untoward, but a lot of the people doing the trials and assessments seemed to like their boondoggles trips to France, just a little too much for my liking

    It was rumoured (no confirmation) that a notable proportion of the Collins class team drove Saabs.

  172. dover_beach

    a politically driven event

    Oh, and all the Trump stories are not? Even their defenses are ridiculous at first blush.

  173. vr

    When I look at TWTR, the revelation that Trump had a bank account in China is still trending (from the 21st). With all the things that are going on. How much more nakedly partisan can these guys get.

  174. dover_beach

    TRUMP VICTORY

    Independents on stimulus bill failure:
    46% blame Pelosi
    12% Trump

    YouGov

  175. Farmer Gez

    OldOzzie
    #3629375, posted on October 23, 2020 at 9:07 am
    More bias, hatred and rudeness on 60 Minutes with our Great Vice President—Mike Pence.

    Would’ve been nice to have Pence as President, he’s measured and unflappable.
    He wouldn’t have beaten Hillary though, and that’s the sad thing, a good man can’t make it in this world anymore.

  176. Dr Faustus

    ABC trying to smother the Biden scandal. It ignores the new info about the ‘the Big Man’ and China and the corroboration from a former business associate.

    It also reliably peddles the Russia Russia Russia laptop provenance line:

    …Russian intelligence hacked into Hunter Biden’s information and then laundered what they found through a laptop and a drop at a friendly computer shop.

    It also uncritically rehearses the Shokin was corruptly shaking down and not investigating Burisma so-nothing-to-see-here story – which has pre-Biden Burisma being implicated in major financial offences and being tapped for a huge payoff by Prosecutor Shokin.

  177. Arky

    a good man can’t make it in this world anymore.

    ..
    Trump is a good man.

  178. Dr Faustus

    As police helicopters and drones prepare for lift-off over Melbourne this weekend, I fear this could become accepted as “COVID normal”, and before we know it, just as plain normal.

    We’ve well and truly crossed over that line. Just accepting the undefined term “Covid normal” gives licence to a wide range of government intrusion that would have been absolutely tinfoil-hat unthinkable less than 12 months ago.

  179. OldOzzie

    CBS Knickers Knotted

    Trump administration violates agreement and releases “60 Minutes” interview ahead of Sunday broadcast

    President Trump on Thursday violated an agreement with CBS News and released the White House’s recording of an interview with “60 Minutes,” three days ahead of the expected Sunday airing on CBS.

    The full exchange, which runs approximately 37 minutes, was taped Tuesday at the White House and includes questions from correspondent Lesley Stahl about Mr. Trump’s response to the pandemic, the economy and the unverified claim that his campaign was “spied on” by the Obama administration, in addition to other topics.

    In a statement, CBS News said:

    “The White House’s unprecedented decision to disregard their agreement with CBS News and release their footage will not deter 60 MINUTES from providing its full, fair and contextual reporting which presidents have participated in for decades. 60 MINUTES, the most-watched news program on television, is widely respected for bringing its hallmark fairness, deep reporting and informative context to viewers each week. Few journalists have the presidential interview experience Lesley Stahl has delivered over her decades as one of the premier correspondents in America and we look forward to audiences seeing her third interview with President Trump and subsequent interview with Vice President Pence this weekend.”

  180. Snoopy

    ABC trying to smother the Biden scandal.

    The amazing thing is that the ABC apparently believes that their lies, distortions and omissions actually matter.

  181. Mater

    We’ve well and truly crossed over that line. Just accepting the undefined term “Covid normal” gives licence to a wide range of government intrusion that would have been absolutely tinfoil-hat unthinkable less than 12 months ago.

    Yep. Calling anyone a conspiracy theorist is soooooooooo 2019.

  182. Struth

    We’ve well and truly crossed over that line. Just accepting the undefined term “Covid normal” gives licence to a wide range of government intrusion that would have been absolutely tinfoil-hat unthinkable less than 12 months ago.

    Covid normal is global socialist control.
    Communist tyranny.

  183. Snoopy

    will not deter 60 MINUTES from providing its full, fair and contextual reporting

    Contextual? Commentary added after the fact?

  184. OldOzzie

    CBS News Is Not Happy President Trump Pre-empted Their Hack Job by Releasing Interview Early

    I won’t lie, folks. Stahl was never on the public enemies list regarding liberal media types. Her interview with the late Justice Antonin Scalia was great, but this is just embarrassing. First, Trump says that the Obama administration spied on his campaign.

    “This is 60 Minutes, and we can’t put on things that we can’t verify,” Stahl said.

    Well, The Washington Examiner’s Byron York shredded the unverified claim pivot tweeting, “What Stahl does not mention: Carter Page, George Papadoupoulos, Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, ‘Azra Turk,’ Stefan Halper, the 8/30/2016 FBI briefing, the 1/6/17 ICA briefing, and more. Taken all together, by any reasonable definition, that’s spying.” She would know if CBS News reported…the news. Even James Clapper, Obama’s former spy czar, said what the FBI did to the Trump campaign was the textbook definition of spying.

    Second, she said that the Hunter Biden laptop hasn’t been verified. Have people lost the number to the FBI at CBS? It’s verified. The entire IC said so, including people in the email chains itself.

    Thirdly

    Kayleigh McEnany
    @kayleighmcenany

    Lesley Stahl “DISCREDITED HERSELF”

    She repeatedly cited the Senate GOP Report on Biden corruption

    @realDonaldTrump
    : “Do you think it’s OK for the mayor of Moscow’s wife to give him millions?”

    Lesley falsely says “no real evidence of that”

    It’s in the VERY report she cites!

  185. Dr Faustus

    In Breathless SBS Headline news:

    What happens if Donald Trump refuses to concede the US election?

    – Dragged out of the White House by the Secret Service, screaming and pooing himself?
    – Call out the Proud Boys to wreck the joint?

    Nope. Legal and constitutional process.

    Question posed, but unanswered: What happens if Biden refuses to concede?

  186. OldOzzie

    ‘I don’t vote with my feelings’: Jill Biden tweets that ’empathy is on the ballot’ this November

    Jill Hiden Biden gets slam dunked by the responses

    FEELINGS are not on the ballot.

    We’ve had enough feelings on:
    – pronouns
    – riots / looting / reparations
    – the hated patriarchy
    – resenting capitalism
    – disrespecting our flag
    – white privilege allegations

    But, you go on about feelings, Jill.

    I don’t want empathy. I WANT the Constitution followed and to be left the hell alone by the likes of the your husband and those pulling the strings

    If you had any empathy, you wouldn’t have let your husband go through this humiliating campaign. And no one will vote for Joe because they have empathy for his mental condition. We’re voting

  187. dover_beach

    The amazing thing is that the ABC apparently believes that their lies, distortions and omissions actually matter.

    No, the ABC isn’t trying to influence anything in the US. What the ABC is doing is preserving the narrative of liberal progress and conservative decline which maintains morale among urban bugmen in Australia. The global media, beyond curating political coverage to the benefit of liberal regimes, has one predominant purpose, relentlessly promoting liberal causes, whether statue removal, euthanasia, abandoning national or holy days, transgenderism, open borders, abortion, attacking alternative centres of authority like the Church, and so on.

  188. thefrollickingmole

    m0nty
    #3629353, posted on October 23, 2020 at 8:49 am
    Looking forward to the debate where Trump will shout about teenage pics on Hunter Biden’s laptop and the debate commission mutes his mic. And everyone laughs at how crazy he looks.

    about teenage pics = Underage kiddie shots
    and the debate commission mutes his mic = Provides live censorship on the topic, in real time, on a major platform, in the open. Im not sure thats going to work how you think it will.

    Im 93.1 % sure this exact scenario has been gamed by Trumps team for maximum coverage/damage to Biden.
    Im wondering in what scenario you think forbidding the President from questioning his opponent on this topic works well for the Dems.

  189. Farmer Gez

    Arky
    #3629420, posted on October 23, 2020 at 9:57 am
    a good man can’t make it in this world anymore.

    ..
    Trump is a good man.

    You need Trump’s on the wall. Good?
    He’s like General George Patton, a man of the hour but deeply flawed as a personality.
    Patton’s rash behaviour was kept in check by Bradley and Eisenhower.
    There’s no sign that Pence is keeping Don’s off script rants in check. That’s a real shame as Trump’s instincts in areas of negotiation and economic stimulus are good but he kills the shy voter with bombast.

  190. Roger

    Question posed, but unanswered: What happens if Biden refuses to concede?

    He’ll bunker down in his basement.

  191. Arky

    but deeply flawed as a personality.

    ..
    Name a flaw in his personality and give a concrete example.

  192. Im wondering in what scenario you think forbidding the President from questioning his opponent on this topic works well for the Dems.

    I’m wondering in what scenario you think Trump yelling about obviously planted Russian propaganda about a global rock spider cabal will convince anyone other than Q freaks.

    Biden will stick to things that matter to voters.

  193. feelthebern

    Press conference now.
    Awwwww sheeeeit.

  194. Arky

    obviously planted Russian propaganda

    ..
    Russia Russia Russia.
    What a joke.

  195. mh

    Matt
    @Matthew_7_14
    If you take 2020 (current year) and divide it by 666 (Number of the beast) it equals 3.0330 (30330 is the number you text for Biden’s campaign)

    I don’t believe in coincidences.

    The DNC is the party of the devil.

  196. Tel

    CBS News Is Not Happy President Trump Pre-empted Their Hack Job by Releasing Interview Early

    Peter Schiff should have done that when 60 Minutes interviewed him.

    https://www.schiffradio.com/hatchet-job-on-me-snow-job-on-australia/

    If you search the investigative journalist Nick McKenzie, he has a knack of getting “leaks” out at the Commonwealth level regarding ongoing investigations … and seems to report on these investigations before any official release comes out. Normally, anyone involved in such an investigation cannot and must not reveal what’s going on because of course it spoils the collection of evidence … so you have to wonder.

    Nick McKenzie also has a number of defamation cases in progress against him at the moment. Peter Schiff should have done a quick search before talking to the guy, and maybe asked him a bit about those. Never trust the media … rule for all public figures!

  197. Infidel Tiger

    The Australian ran the fake Giuliani story yesterday, but not a word on the Biden scandal.

    We have to win.

  198. Roger

    As police helicopters and drones prepare for lift-off over Melbourne this weekend, I fear this could become accepted as “COVID normal”, and before we know it, just as plain normal.

    It shouldn’t be. Is this really how we want to live?

    You’ve been told:

    If you’re following the rules there’s nothing to be concerned about.

  199. Arnost

    There are a series of very interesting tweets from Kim Dotcom. He appears to have busted Twitter in manipulating comments on Trumps tweets (eliminating positive ones and promoting negative) and then in manipulating Twitter polls on Trump (reducing pro and inflating anti Trump votes).

    https://twitter.com/KimDotcom/status/1319354413375311872?s=20

    https://twitter.com/KimDotcom/status/1319390781023473664?s=20

  200. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’m wondering in what scenario you think Trump yelling about obviously planted Russian propaganda

    LOL, M0nty. Yep the Wussians wrote 40,000 fake emails which just happened to’ve been confirmed as legit by two of Hunter’s colleagues/staff. Then they faked all the photos and videos.

    Wow are the Wussians good or what? We should give Hollywood to them seeing the current lot are so awful at writing fiction.

  201. feelthebern

    From the 11min mark.

  202. thefrollickingmole

    This damn pandemic.
    Why I bet during the Spanish Flu & Plague of Justinian people were also talking about this as a way out..
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/22/covid-parties-could-become-the-norm-immunology-expert-says

    Parties in which young people try to catch Covid-19 to gain immunity could become the norm if the virus is not eradicated, a Cambridge professor has suggested, prompting others to caution that the long-term effects of infection are not yet known.

    Paul Lehner, professor of immunology and medicine at the University of Cambridge, told a briefing held by the Science Media Centre that the virus could be here to stay and that there might be “Covid parties” for the young to expose them to coronavirus while their risk was low.

    “I am going to be an optimist about this and say I don’t think this virus is so unusual that it is going to wipe us out or make us have to live in the peculiar way we are living at the moment,” he said. “I think it is going to become similar to the four circulating endemic coronavirus [which cause the common cold]. You are going to either get vaccinated or catch it when you are young – and young people do not get sick with this virus.”

    The emperor not only has no clothes, he has a Toobin sized willy.

    Sooner or later the game has to be up. A year long politically inflicted dead zone over a bad flu season.

  203. Infidel Tiger

    Tony Bobulinski will be at the debate!

    Monty’s “Russia Russia Russia” Schlick is pathetic.

  204. dover_beach

    The New York Times
    @nytimes
    Level 1:
    A Poland court ruled that abortions for fetal abnormalities violate the country’s Constitution, effectively imposing a near-total ban in a nation that already had some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe.

    More good news. No wonder Biden attacked Poland. Poland and Hungary right now are everything that liberal imperialism despises.

  205. Farmer Gez

    Arky
    #3629453, posted on October 23, 2020 at 10:24 am
    but deeply flawed as a personality.

    ..
    Name a flaw in his personality and give a concrete example.

    His latest statements on Fauci.
    Fauci isn’t non political but attacking him doesn’t win over voters.
    Highlighting Fauci’s inconsistent statements doesn’t help his cause. Nearly every medical authority was guessing in the early stages of the pandemic. People know that.

    That’s ego over reason.

  206. Roger

    You can’t build a nation on it:

    According to a recent poll, 30% of American women under 25 identify as lesbians.

    And they vote Democrat, naturally.

    File under ‘Decline of the West’.

  207. Infidel Tiger

    John Roberts
    @johnrobertsFox
    ·
    2h
    BREAKING: Tony Bobulinski will announce that he will turn his electronic devices and records of business dealings with Hunter and Jim Biden over to the FBI

    This is why pre-election voting must be made illegal.

    You vote on the day or not at all.

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