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Owens vs Cardi B…

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If you wish to learn how to own someone on Twitter,  read  these exchanges  between Candace Owens and Cardi B,  the celebrity/personality with whom Biden did an interview after finally emerging from his basement.   Fast hint:  do not think of doing battle with a quick-witted,  intelligent young woman who knows her subjects and does her homework if you are not similarly situated and can employ logic and reason.   Cardi B  didn’t and couldn’t , and swiftly dissolved into claiming her number one song entitled/qualified her,  and finally,  a pool of frothing nonsense.

 

 

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September 14, 2020 at 2:13 pm

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Latino caravan for Trump…

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More than 400 cars were in a big caravan for Trump supporters in Miami.   Democrats rely on blacks and Latinos to win Florida,  and former presidential candidate and billionaire Michael Bloomberg has committed to spending at least $100 million to help Biden there.   My impression is that it will mainly be for ads,  but Bloomberg lied to his own staff during his race,  so who knows?   And do remember that an internal letter claimed the Biden campaign  was suppressing  the Hispanic vote there.

In the meantime,  enjoy these lively,  spirited shots  of the caravan.

 

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September 13, 2020 at 7:13 pm

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Biden advisor…

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The Biden campaign sent an advisor named TJ Ducklo on Bret Baier’s Special Report Thursday evening.  Mr. Ducklo obviously thought he’d be tossed the same softballs the other networks had given him and his buddies.  Baier may look like a cute young Boy Scout, but he is one of the best in the business, and he went straight at Mr. Ducklo,  but fairly, as is his wont.  The adviser’s customary non-answers didn’t serve here and Mr. Baier destroyed him on air live,   causing Ducklo to accuse Baier of being a Trump shill.  If you are going to play with skilled interviewers,  you should be able to come up with a well-timed deflection or two if you have no answers.   Mr. Ducklo had nothing but  a large  meltdown.

 

 

 

 

 

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September 13, 2020 at 11:17 am

19 years ago, Part II…

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First,  Black Lives Matter  tried to  mock “Never Forget” on September 11th.   It became a spectacular backfire.

The two blue lights representing the Twin Towers  were switched  on,  after the 9/11 Memorial & Museum announced they would  be canceling  their annual Tribute in Light memorial,   and the Sergeants Benevolent Association of New York City said they would create their own,  which kicked the Museum into rescinding  the cancellation.   Here  are more pictures.   They are much easier to view than  satellite images  of the destruction.

And be uplifted that the children born on that awful day will be  eligible to  vote this November.   Indeed,  their  Generation Z fellows will account for 10% of the votes.   Perhaps those born in New York will be more mature than their fellows.

Pepperdine University brought back its Waves of Flags  memorial display,  though with certain restrictions due to COVID-19.

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September 12, 2020 at 4:48 pm

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Just knock it off…

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I tried,  but I could not come up with a better lede than Steve Sailer did,  so I quit and just used his.  Black men commit murders at a rate about eight times greater than that for white men.    Making excuses just exacerbates their already severe self-destructiveness.   If this makes some sense to you,  read Sailer’s  piece here.  It is full of common sense,  but it does require that Blacks make some effort themselves,  which means the Left will hate it.   The incomparable Walter Williams terms the problem “spiritual poverty.”   Both are correct.  You want to help blacks?  Then support the blacks who are already trying to do the work required.   Stop making endless excuses for bad behavior.   Stop making anyone comfortable in their proclaimed victimhood.  Demand that those charged with leading and protecting you actually do so, and if they don’t, vote them out immediately.   And the same rules apply to us all,  each and every one.

 

 

 

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September 12, 2020 at 2:11 pm

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19 years ago…

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…jihadists attacked the United States.   New York was first,  then D.C. and passengers brought down the final plane over a field in Pennsylvania.   Take time in the midst of COVID-19,  Democratic and media perfidy and election turmoil to remember some of the  many heroes  we saw on that evil day.

If any Democrat mentions 9/11 it will be to chastise and denigrate the nation.  Their goal is to divide and conquer by any means necessary.   Unity is not their goal,  but total control through intimidation is.   Do not give in,  even if you are afraid.   Those who live in areas controlled by progressives who first encouraged the riots and attendant violence,  then allowed it,  probably should be afraid,  because you may well find out how dangerous having no cops or cops hamstrung by officials actually is.

IO am fortunate because I live in a state which allows concealed carry,  and since I grew up on a farm,  I have been shooting for over half a century.  I am old,  but my firearms are great equalizers,  and I am devoted to the document which protects my right to be armed,  even though the Supreme Court and progressives try to restrict that right.   And yes,  I exercise my God-given right almost daily,  not because I live in the country,  but because I have to go into towns and cities.  My yard and the woods are full of critters –  deer,  fox,  possum,  raccoon,  rabbit,  squirrel,  mice,  rat,  bat,   skunk, mole,  vole many types of birds and insects,  plenty of snakes (venomous and not),  and even the occasional cougar.  We have an old oak stump outside our fenced yard which serves as a feeding table for various wild animals.    We also have a feral cat which now dares come onto our patio to be fed.    We first saw her as a small kitten outside the fence,  and we fed her whenever she allowed herself to be seen.    She now expects to be fed whenever she shows up at the back door.   We comply happily because it feels good to help rescue a wild thing which has placed a measure of trust in you.  We compost all we can,  but the bones and such are a fine food source for a number of critters equipped to eat them.   I don’t worry about what comes into my yard and woods.   I am concerned with what comes out of town and cities because they are people without respect or responsibility.

UPDATE:  More  remembrancesthis one  of Flight 93 and Todd Beamer of “Let’s roll!” fame.

UPDATE:  American Center for Law and Justice has produced a  thoughtful film.

UPDATE:  A  fine tribute  by President Trump from Pennsylvania.   I fear Mr. Biden  efforts were  far less memorable,  though he and his wife apparently managed to be civil when meeting Vice president Pence and his wife.

UPDATE:   Sadly,  the NAACP could only  bring itself  to call 9/11  “the horrific incident that occurred in 2001.”   The organization has properly been hammered for it.

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September 11, 2020 at 10:01 am

L.A. County bans…

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…trick  or treating  at Halloween because of COVID-19,  and you know it  is all about the little children, don’t you?  The  Los Angeles County Department of Public Health also announced a ban on carnivals,  festivals,  live entertainment and haunted houses.   Officials cited a series of safe activities residents can partake in to replace the traditional ones.   They include online costume or pumpkin carving,  dressing up homes and yards with Halloween-themed decorations,  as well as car parades that “comply with public health guidance.”  Gee, doesn’t that sound like more fun than you and your youngsters can stand?

But that was this past Tuesday.   Less than a full 24 hours later,  after parents and businesses  “went apoplectic with outrage,”  the health officials  revised their  statement to say that trick or treating was not recommended instead of banned outright,  along with LA’s popular “ trunk-or-treat ” events,  in which costumed kids go car to car instead of door to door.   this should prove to you that all the restrictions and bans are about power-grabs and control,  not health and safety.   Fighting back works…

You still think it’s about COVID-19?   An  audio tape  has surfaced of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer saying that K-12 schools in America’s largest county likely will not open until after the November election.  Her decisions are based entirely on politics,  not anybody’s health.

 

 

 

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September 10, 2020 at 4:09 pm

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Film-making…

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Courtesy of Andrea Widburg,  here  are four  Republican videos  the first three of which create strong rallying points for Trump supporters,  helping them understand issues and reminding them why it’s so important to go,  in person,  to the polls on November 3 and cast their votes.   The first three hare the same high production values featured at the RNC convention.  The fourth isn’t about  polished film making,  but it shows that the City of Portland has been hosting Antifa rioters in a well-laid out tent city at taxpayer expense.   I’ll do a separate post on the last one later.

 

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September 9, 2020 at 1:21 pm

Riding the tiger…

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Joe Biden’s corruption covers his entire family,  and it involves them deeply with China.   Whether you like it or not,  that has severe  national security  implications.   Peter Schweizer,  bestselling author and president of the Government Accountability Institute,  is out with a bombshell documentary that exposes the Biden family’s relationship with China “and the sinister business deals that enriched them at America’s expense.”   It’s embedded in the article linked above,  and it will make your head spin.

The ChiComs OWN Joe Biden,  and therefore by extension,  the entire Democratic Party,   which is devoting so much time and energy to propping the senile old man up.   Democrats should be outraged that the DNC has foisted such a man upon them,  but I fear that too many of them have been so inculcated with unreasoning hatred of Orange Man Bad that they are oblivious to the slight dealt them.   In most places,  if you use your high position to enable a foreign government to obtain access to programs which help it,  you are liable to be charged with treason.   I don’t think it is a step too far to say that a number of Bidens should be so charged,  tried,  and convicted.

 

 

 

 

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September 8, 2020 at 2:08 pm

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NRSC ad…

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The National Republican Senatorial Committee  has released  a new ad  promoting the law and order theme highlighted by the convention.   Entitled  “Say No to the Mob”,  it shows Democrats promoting the lawlessness interspersed with scenes of rioters.   It is very well done  —  what do you think?

 

 

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September 8, 2020 at 11:43 am

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