How is this possible?

Is this really America? I’ve already spoken about the sacredness of the American vote in an American election in any State of the United States of America. Perhaps I was wrong.

This is a video of a live hearing by the Pennsylvania State Senators and State Congressmen of some of the people who were poll count observers who signed affidavits of fraudulent votes, questionable actions by the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, incorrect behavior by count floor managers, poll workers who, for whatever reason, advised walk-in voters that that walk-in voter already had a vote listed under their name – and they had not yet voted. Watch and listen to this video very carefully – it will help you decide for yourself whether or not this was a free and unhampered election. [The convening Senator has been banned by Twitter, I’m told. so if the video has been disappeared, you’ll know why. Neo]

This is people; this is not even a look at the polling machines. People did these things. Our ‘fellow Americans’. Our neighbors, members of our churches or civic groups, our relatives – our fellow Americans. I am now at the lowest point I’ve been in since this whole election started. I’ve always – always – been proud to be American. Right now, I’m not so sure. If there are so many ‘fellow Americans’ ready, willing, and able to abort, alter, interfere, damage our voting process and its ultimate result, then the America I grew up in died a long time ago. I’m having a great deal of trouble processing that thought.

The allegations are horrendous. The people who signed affidavits are, indeed, very brave. This is the cancel culture now – these people have put themselves at risk; not only the risk of a felony if they are lying, but also the risk of the same ilk of people who threaten the head of the GSA. They may have put their very lives on the line in stepping forward. There are further ramifications – and outrage – and NEO is going to speak to those issues.


From Neo:

What happened this week, is best served by analogy, I think. Think of an Iowa class battleship going into a surface gun action in World War Two, say the USS Trump. The ship has 9 16 inch guns which can be individually aimed or fired from anything from one at a time to a full salvo. Each round has a range of about 30 miles and weighs as much as a small car. In fact, I have seen video footage of the New Jersey firing a salvo during the Korean War, the recoil literally shoves the 869 foot long 57,000-ton ship sideways through the water. That’s a lot of power. That what was fired in Pennsylvania above, I’m not sure if it was an opening shot or a salvo but it was main gun action.

The video listed above is the raw data, perhaps the best legislative hearing I have seen in years, serious people doing serious things, and is plenty self-explanatory. But for context here is another video, from a lawyer who I think knows what he is talking about

Yes, it is long, and he talks fast, but he covers the ramifications better than I can.

But the battleship has other weapons, the Iowa class had 25 5 inch guns (a full-on destroyer has 3). These are dual-purpose weapons for anti-ship (and shore) but also anti-aircraft use. These secondary batteries also fired this week.

As Scott Johnson of PowerLine tells us…

Sidney Powell has filed her federal lawsuit challenging the outcome of the vote in the presidential election in Georgia. The lawsuit is brought against Georgia state officials including the governor, the secretary of state, and the members of the election board on behalf of six Republican Georgia electors and two Georgia Republican Party officials.

Given that the complaint runs to 104 pages, readers may want to turn to John Solomon’s brief Just the News Just the News summary. Andrea Widburg goes into greater detail on the allegations in her American Thinker column on the complaint. […]

The lawsuit raises a host of factual and legal issues with respect to which I have no knowledge or expertise. Among other things, the complaint sets forth a legislatively unauthorized alteration in the method prescribed by statute for the handling of absentee ballots.

Among other things, the complaint alleges the huge international conspiracy that Powell previewed at the Trump legal team press conference last week. There seems to be some distance between proof of what theoretically could have happened and proof of what actually happened (in each case, according to the affidavits). I may well be mistaken, but there also seems to be some distance between proof of what actually happened and the relief requested.

This could be the secondary batteries firing but as it moves forward has the possibility of becoming targets of the main battery. If it can be proven, and Sidney Powell has a reputation as a sober and very effective lawyer, this could be quite a case.

Also, in Georgia

Lin Wood writes: “Thanksgiving Eve News! 11th Circuit granted my Emergency Motion for Expedited Review of lawsuit challenging validity of GA election procedure. We The People delivered a historic landslide win for @realDonaldTrump in GA & nationally. We The People will not allow it be stolen.”

Also in Pennsylvania, a Court has ordered a stop to any further action in perfecting the vote. this may be too late about that but there is a hearing tomorrow in this court on the legality of the modifications to absentee voting that turned it into vote by mail, without legislative authority. This is one of the cases that may well go to SCOTUS.

And there is something else, call it action for the 20  mm and 40 mm automatic cannons on that battleship. Has anybody thought about what will happen if the election of Biden is overturned, either into the Congress or in the Electoral College? It may not be likely but it is certainly possible. Especially to the Legacy Media, who have memory-holed or not even covered the story at all. I rather doubt that they (including Fox, which committed public suicide on Election Night) can survive such a thing. I read yesterday that Fox News is threatening their contributors who also appear on Newsmax that they will not be on Fox if they don’t quit. As they are doing so they sound like CNN talking about Red State America, and Red State America is returning the ‘love’ with interest.

Finally, on a Trump legacy issue, the Supreme Court Wednesday issued an injunction that said the Governor of New York may not violate the 1st Amendment by shutting down the free exercise of religion while allowing liquor stores to open, as he tried recently. From The Federalist.

The per curium opinion determined that New York’s targeted responses run in direct opposition to the First Amendment, stating, “Even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten. The restrictions at issue here, by effectively barring many from attending religious services, strike at the very heart of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty.”

This is from Justice Gorsuch:

Nothing in Jacobson purported to address, let alone approve, such serious and long-lasting intrusions into settled constitutional rights. In fact, Jacobson explained that the challenged law survived only because it did not “contravene the Constitution of the United States” or “infringe any right granted or secured by that instrument.” Id., at 25.
Tellingly no Justice now disputes any of these points. Nor does any Justice seek to explain why anything other than our usual constitutional standards should apply during the current pandemic.

Mr. Ed at Samizdata notes that:

Whilst the United States Supreme Court is so constituted, there is hope for the Republic, even though this was a 5-4 victory. Meanwhile in the UK, any hope of help from the courts is a deranged fantasy. But the courts may serve a purpose in demonstrating that point.

And that is how President Trump may yey save the Union.

 

Sacred

Putting religion aside just for a moment, there are things in life which we hold sacred. Our families and loved ones are sacred to us; we don’t want anyone or anything interfering with them. The relationship between pet owners and their animals is sacred; one of the great betrayals is an owner who abuses his animal. There are other sacred situations but the one I want to talk about right now is voting.

When I saw this video, I quite literally gasped. I was astounded and horrified. Shocked doesn’t even begin to express how I felt.

Voting, in America, is a sacred duty and a reassurance that we are, indeed, free to vote for whomever we decide is the best person for the office. Conservative news reporting on our current situation is absolutely correct; every single voter in America should be up in arms about this election fraud. It affects every single one of us, whether we voted or not. But we all pray, or keep our fingers crossed, or hope that the person we want is also wanted by enough other people to get that person in office. Voter fraud nullifies your vote! It makes us, the voters, immaterial. It puts a gag in our mouths and silences our voices. ALL OF US!!! No one – NO ONE – gets to take away our vote. It is our duty and our privilege as Americans to vote and be heard. “The people have spoken” is a joke if the voting process is tampered with. When I saw that video, my reaction was the same as if someone had spit on the consecrated bread at the Communion rail. It’s one and the same to me – the Body of Jesus is sacred; my vote is sacred.

As rational adults, we try to reconcile the actions of the world around us to whatever paradigm one has that defines their lives. I am Christian; my paradigm is Christianity. You may be an atheist, you may be a liberal, you may be a Muslim, but as an American registered voter, you have the right to vote for whomever you decide will make the best choices for our country. No one should be able to interfere with that. Interfering with our voting process undermines the very thing that makes America great – our voice.

I believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Right after that, I believe in America. That there has been a seemingly orchestrated exercise to take away my voice – YOUR voice – is so abhorrent, so frightening, so earth-shattering, that we should ALL stand up and express our outrage. Something must be done that nothing like this can happen again. You can’t tell me that the country that is at top of the chart in every category cannot conceive of a fool-proof voting mechanism.

I hate to admit it but I cannot deny that my faith in America has been shaken. Not in America, per se, but that the love of this country has sunk to such an abject level that interfering in an election has become a game, a sting operation. I have been gamed. YOU have been gamed. This cannot be allowed to stand.

Friday Report

Well, we all know how spectacular the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is. Here’s this year’s

Yeah, Hasn’t 2020 been wonderful?

Then there is the election.

There’s lots of detail involved, but here are the obvious indicators of fraud.

Ya know, if you ran an honest shop, you probably wouldn’t have to physically threaten county officers and their families as the Democratic Stürmabteilung did in Detroit. Amazingly they were commended by the Michigan Gauleiter Governor. The commissioners appeared to give in but when their conditions weren’t met, they refused to sign. It appears that some Apparatchik did stamp their signature on it anyway, but presumably, the Republican legislature is smart enough to disallow such shenanigans.

Georgia has quite a few mislabeled boxes of ballots, Wisconsin went from +100,000 Trump to +100,000 Biden in a couple minutes, as did Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Nevada all have these problems.

Something else they all share is Dominion voting machines and software. If you haven’t heard, Dominion is a shell company for Smartmatic, a Venezuelan company formed to make sure Chavez won big.

Lin Wood, one of the President’s scarily good attorneys linked to this video yesterday

So it’s not over by a long shot, in fact, the move to federal Courts instead of the politicized State Courts is just beginning.

This is important in a couple of ways, our Constitutional Representative Republic is essentially over if we lose trust in the process, and that is in sight.

Yesterday was the anniversary of the Gettysburg address, where on a blood-soaked battlefield, President Lincoln asked us to:

It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

That is still our mission, to keep the fire of Liberty burning here in our homeland as it has since that day in 1620 when Governor Bradford reminded us that

 For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us.So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world. We shall open the mouths of enemies to speak evil of the ways of God, and all professors for God’s sake. We shall shame the faces of many of God’s worthy servants, and cause their prayers to be turned into curses upon us till we be consumed out of the good land whither we are going.

And they are; I read reports that at the Million MAGA march last weekend there were many many of what we call citizen journalists, from all over the world, filming American patriots working to keep the Fire of Liberty lit. Many were from China, hoping, wishing, and praying that in some way America will free their homeland.

But it is not just China. As always, the European elect despises us, because we have shown their people how to be free. But there have been large demonstrations in all the ancient capitals, from Berlin to London, because the people know that their best chance of being free is that the United States of America remains free.

Katie Hopkins has a message for us:

There was a poem written in 1945, in Britain, that I am quite fond of. It goes like this

Goodbye GI. Don’t leave us quite alone.

Somewhere in England we must write in stone

How Britain was invaded by the Yanks,

And under that, a big hearty ‘Thanks’.

Random Observations

Election uncertainty. Shudder. Way too stressful. A very dear friend wrote, “It’s like a fly ball with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth with two out, in a tied game, in the seventh game of the world series.” Brilliant!

There IS a cure for the virus! I just found it. As it turns out, it’s excellent for any number of ills and upsetments – like, say, for instance, unending election. If it’s a rainy day where you are, if you’ve had all you can take and you can’t take anymore, if the squirrel on the lowest limb of the tree is starting to look good to you, here is the cure:

I miss whistling. I don’t think men whistle anymore. I don’t hear any of them. My dad was a great whistler; he was never a vain man but he took a bit of pride in his whistling. My great grandfather built the four apartment house we lived in when I was growing up. We lived top floor right, Aunt Georgie and Uncle Willie lived top floor left, and my maternal grandparents lived bottom floor right. There was an airshaft between the two sides and when dad was down in the basement feeding his guppies, you could hear him whistling while he worked. When he came home from work each day, he’d come through the vestibule door into the stairway and he’d whistle his certain whistle that said ‘daddy’s home’. I find no charm in women who whistle. There’s an old, old saying, “Whistling women and cackling hens, sooner or later come to no good end.” I guess I should research where that saying came from. Ta-da! Look what I found, “Whistling women and crowing hens are both feminine noise-makers who are drawing attention to themselves. So, whether she is trying to take on a man’s role or simply drawing attention to herself, the bottom line of these proverbs is that women should act lady-like.” ‘Cackling’ is also used. Quote from everything2.com

Can’t not mention it so here’s what I’ll say for now: it’s time to go into the underwear draw, pull out, and put on, our big girl panties or big boy jockey shorts. It is what it is. We don’t riot, we don’t loot – we remain ever vigilant and mindful. Perhaps the Republican majority Senate and the newly elected Republican Congresspeople will offset the desires of those folks who hate us and hate America.

Boy, oh boy. Do I need a French bulldog. Can they be trained to bite Democrats? Never mind …

Friday Roundup

Mark Twain

If you look at our menus above, you will find a new entry, called fiction. We all enjoyed each other’s Halloween stories so much that we decided to make it a permanent feature. Knowing us, it will probably end up being mostly seasonal, but it doesn’t have to be. We’re open to any sort of fiction that can be expressed in a reasonably short essay, experience says about 800 words, but it’s flexible.

So get those creative juices flowing!

It’s open to anyone, contributors already know how, anybody else that wants to write for it, send your draft to one of us, and we’ll go from there.

There’s no pressure (except what you put on yourself) this is supposed to be fun, although I personally like it when it carries some sort of moral message.


Wednesday, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month, President Trump honored America’s veteran’s at the Tomb of the Unknowns, in the rain. If you haven’t seen the full service, it is rather awesome. By the way, Joe Biden called the lid around noon from his basement.

St. Francis of Assisi said:

Preach the Gospel, use words if necessary.


You may have noticed that Real Clear Politics has revoked their call of the election for Vice President Biden. As they did so they subtracted 20 Electoral votes (presumably Pennsylvania’s) from his total.


How Fox News outfoxed itself, a post mortem

From Jay Whig at American Greatness:

[N]ew, but not improved, Fox News has chosen to present its election coverage with a strong pro-Joe Biden bias, calling Arizona early (it is still in question eight days after Election Day), predicting Democrats would pick up five seats in the House of Representatives (Republicans appear to have picked up as many as a dozen), calling the election prematurely (Biden is not the “president-elect”), and suppressing news on election fraud and related litigation (it’s real and ongoing). This is the story of the rise and fall of Fox News, and the rise of Newsmax and One America News.

Once upon a time in America there were three news networks. A function of FCC control of airwaves, three major networks ABC, CBS, and NBC were licensed to broadcast VHF television.

Incoming signals were free. The sale of advertisements paid for the broadcasting. The Nielsen rating/share—a measure of eyeballs—drove the value of advertising time. This oligopoly structure disciplined the media.

Each network competed for a three-way news hour rating/share. When it came to broadcast news, ABC, CBS, and NBC each targeted a broad audience. News had to appear trustworthy to many people, and bias had to be carefully structured to preserve a strong trust signal to a large number of people. “And that’s the way it is,” became left-biased Walter Cronkite’s signature signoff from CBS News. […]

Fox News—with programming led by Tucker Carlson, Lou Dobbs, and Sean Hannity—remained through the 2020 campaign the only large venue for diverse, if biased, information. That ended on Election Night. The James and Lachlan Murdoch power structure inside Fox News made a decision to deploy a heavy pro-Biden bias as results were coming in. In theory, Fox News was to ape the old model of trust. In practice, Fox News shattered all trust at a critical moment.

By constricting the diversity of fact filters through the shut down of right-leaning coverage of the election, Fox News compelled right-leaning audiences to disregard all information that all media was delivering.

Completely FUBAR.

Our nation is on the brink. The market is now ripe for the growth of new conservative news media, such as Newsmax and OAN. Ramping up production values and original reporting with an explicit right-leaning bias would make for a better public understanding, and will make Newsmax and OAN a lot of money.

He’s spot on, read the whole thing at the link above.

Will You Visit Me?

The list thing. Ummm – The LIST. Who will be on it? Oh. Right. Anyone who supported President Trump. Ok; got that. How will anyone know who I supported? I have my own list (my list is only worth lower case letters – nobody is gunna die from my list):

  1. Ask any mailman (! – NOT saying ‘mail person’!) who has delivered to any of my addresses in the last fifty years if I have ever gotten mail from the Republican Party or a Republican candidate. Keep in mind, all my addresses (and name changes due to marriage, divorce, and marriage) can be found on the DMV.
  2. Check the roster of Republican identified voters.
  3. Check my bank records for the last fifteen years (the older we get, the better we are at saving money and using it for good causes – like, Ummm, I don’t know, maybe Republicans in government).
  4. Ask my cleaning lady who has seen Trump-Pence lapel pins, autographed photos of the Big D and photos of the Big D and beautiful M, mail from practically every Republican across the United States – Senate, House, and hopeful – strewn across my desk and bookshelves. This is just my ‘casual thought’ list; if I dug a little deeper, I’m sure there are other ways to determine if I am/was/will be a Trump supporter.

Two things you never want to have happen – there are more, of course, but most of my working life, these two are red flags – you never want an unexpected call to the boss’s office and have them close the door with you on the inside, and you never want your name on a list. Lists, the wholesome ‘that’s ok!’ lists, should start with the Book of Life (Jesus), include Santa (I tried, Santa, I really did but then I got on this list they’re talking about … ) and the winning lottery list. We can safely include grocery lists, laundry lists ( caveat: unless it’s a laundry list of the terrible things you’ve done), and gift lists.

If the Blue Menace gets housed where it wants to be, the Bluesickness will spread across the country – east coast to west coast, northern border to southern border – more lists will be made; existing lists will be expanded, list criteria will increase, the listing of lists and lists of lists archived and lists of potential lists will be listed. If BM (which is also, oddly enough, the initials for bowel movement – that seems apt) is housed where it wants to be, this time next year, we can all talk about how prophetic Elvis was with his Blue Christmas (“you’ll be feeling alright, with your Christmas of white, but I’ll have a blue (no Christians allowed), blue (no gifts that use batteries, are made of plastic, or shine/sing/dance), blue (send letters to my gulag address) Christmas.”

When I get sent to camp (which used to mean roasting marshmallows over an open fire), I’ll try to get my address to you. But will you visit me?

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