Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Just happened to have 2-3/4 million laying around the house...??? DOESN'T EVERYONE ??

Biden Bought $2.75 Million Beach House in Cash Around The Time Hunter Texted Chinese Pal Urging $10 Million Deal: Report    October 22, 2023

The timing of the 2017 purchase of President Joe Biden’s beach house is raising eyebrows among Republicans investigating the Biden family.

According to a report in the U.K. Daily Mail, said that no mortgage was issued at the time Biden bought the $2.75 million home on June 8, 2017. That would mean Biden paid in cash with no borrowing.

The purchase came weeks before a July 30, 2017, WhatsApp message from Hunter Biden to his Chinese business associates demanding to be paid and adding, “I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father.”

The deal Hunter Biden wanted to close was worth $10 million a year.

Earlier this year, House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer of Kentucky said that between 2015 and 2017, the Biden family received about $1.3 million from a deal Hunter Biden and his associates struck with a Chinese company, according to a news release on the committee’s website.

In May, a news release from the committee said that bank records show the Biden family received as much as $10 million from various foreign interests.

I;m not an author or a historian BUT, I know this article is WRONG! The civil war was about "taxation without representation" NOT slavery!

Has A Second American Civil War Begun?  Story by Stephen Silver  • 9h  19FortyFive 

A Second Civil War? Americans, very clearly, are extremely polarized at the moment. Americans often believe contradictory or completely opposite things, based in part on the media they consume and the politicians to whom they listen.

These divides, more than they should, have sometimes manifested themselves in real-life violence, while one official, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has even called for a “national divorce.”

Even amid all of that, descriptions of the situation as an incipient “civil war” remain overstated.

A Civil War? No.

First of all, in times of actual war, such as right now, it’s kind of irresponsible to say “This is a war” about things that are not actually wars.

Beyond that, it’s not clear how a new “civil war” would work. It wouldn’t form the same geographical lines as the original Civil War, between North and South, especially now that Georgia is a blue state. Not to mention, there are minorities of Democrats in every Red State and Republicans in every blue one.

Plus, the Civil War, the one in the 1860s, was about slavery, and about whether Southern states could continue to have it. Today’s conflicts are about many different things, not about one big one. LINK  FOR ARTICLES ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR ---
civil war here  AND The Truth About Tariffs and the War – Abbeville Institute

“We are living in a time of great division where the left is bullying and abusing the right and basically forcing the right to accept the left’s ways whether we like it or not,” Greene said in calling for a “national divorce.”

There are some moments that are dispiriting. This week, Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), long a solidly conservative member of Congress, had his bid for the House speakership derailed, in large part because Donald Trump opposed it, and because Emmer had voted to certify to the 2020 election. The next Speaker-designate, meanwhile, is Rep Mike Johnson (R-LA), who played more of an active role in the effort to overturn that election.

Therefore, it certainly says a lot that one party absolutely demands not only faulty to one man in order for another man to lead them in Congress but to submit to an alternate set of facts about what happened in an election three years ago.

But no, a civil war that does not make.

Last fall, the New York Times op-ed page hosted a discussion on this topic, between op-ed columnists Jamelle Bouie and Jane Coaston and journalist Tim Alberta.

“I think we probably start with what civil war is not in this context. We’re not talking about armies of red and blue fighting another Battle of Antietam,” Alberta said during the podcast. “We’re not talking about the forces of Charlie Kirk clashing in the streets with the forces of Keith Olbermann, or pick your figurehead. We’re not talking something anywhere near I think the scale or anywhere resembling the organization of what we saw in the mid-19th century.”

“What we are discussing is some significant scale of semiorganized, lethal, civil conflict that is organized around not just political and ideological disputes but perceived threats to economies, and livelihoods. And I don’t know that we would recognize it in the U.S.,” he added.

Bouie, the Times columnist, agreed.

“I think that if we’re going to define civil war as basically being low-intensity civil conflict, then we shouldn’t refer to it as civil war. Because I think that when you look at what civil wars generally look like, they do involve organized factions or if not armies, then military forces,” he said.

“They may not necessarily involve entities trying to themselves become states. It may be a struggle for control of the existing state.

But there are organized armed forces, there are organized political entities, and they’re vying through armed conflict for control of the state. And that I don’t see happening in the United States any time soon.”

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023


Americans Furious After GOP Picks New Speaker-Designate: 'No Thanks'   Oct 24, 2023    The Western Journal

The drama and chaos surrounding the vacant Speaker of the House role appears set to continue unabated after the latest nomination failed to generate much positive buzz.

On Tuesday, House Republicans officially nominated House Majority Whip Tom Emmer to be the new speaker.

Politico reporter Olivia Beavers noted that Emmer beat out Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson for the nomination, 117-97, with five voting for others, and one voting present.

The Right Resistance: ‘Democracy’ the Biden Democrat way means they decide, you submi   Jeffrey A. Rendall  2 days ago

Be honest folks, would you hold it against senile president joe biden if he were tired??

The topic of Biden’s endurance came up last week after the current White House bumbler-in-chief appeared on the sometimes interesting -- when it’s not horrifically biased -- 60 Minutes program, whereupon host Scott Pelley described his interviewee’s demeanor: “As we spoke to the president, his Secretary of State was in Israel; his Defense Secretary was at a NATO meeting on Ukraine,” Pelley said. “America's oldest president seemed tired from directing all of this.”

“It had been a rough week and we could see it on him,” Pelley added.

My initial reaction to Pelley’s observation was to sympathize with the poor man (Biden), since he does have a lot on his proverbial plate and he is kinda broken-down and fatigued-looking, not simply because of his age (senile Joe will be 81 in less than a month) but because the weight of the world is on him. When Obama’s veep decided to run for president going on five years ago now, little could the simpleton from Scranton, Pennsylvania have figured that it would be this taxing.

These days, lots of people are constantly interrupting his naps, his dog has a biting problem (and so did the one previous to Commander) and his wife, “Dr.” Jill, must show little mercy to the tired man whenever the president begs her for permission to skip mounting another presidential campaign so he can just hang out at their beach house, eat ice cream and spend lazy afternoons driving his favorite corvette rather than stare at pictures of human rights atrocities that he himself helped foster by placating the Iranians.

That’s right -- leave the sifting through boxes of classified documents in his garage to someone else. What’s Hunter doing these days? Is he hooked on crack and hookers again? And as far as the shooting wars happening halfway around the globe are concerned, didn’t senile Joe already say stuff about how bad it all is and that America is deeply committed to dumping oodles of money into the meat grinder (in Ukraine’s case) and we’ll stay there until the job is finished?

Whereas the average person of senile Joe’s age and position in life has long since retired to environs much more hospitable to octogenarians than the DC swamp, and such retirees devote most of their free moments to activities that please themselves, Biden purposely opted to receive round-the-clock crisis briefings and give interviews to establishment media honks like Scott Pelley, who, let’s face it, would be much more intrigued by Biden committing another embarrassing gaffe than they would hearing Joe pontificate about Israel or Vladimir Putin or NATO or Iran, or… whether Joe really means it when he says he’s in the 2024 race for good.

Because those Republicans, well…? They just don’t believe in democracy the same way Democrats do! In an article titled “Ironic: Biden Says Republicans Don't Look at Democracy ‘The Same Way You and I Look at Democracy'”, Craig Bannister reported at recently:

“In Sunday’s interview, Host Scott Pelley invited Biden to blame ‘hard-right Republicans’ for putting the world in danger. [Pelley asked:] ‘The president is asking for billions of dollars for Israel and Ukraine, but Congress is paralyzed. Hard-right Republicans are obstructing the election of the speaker of the House. Does the dysfunction that we've seen in Congress increase the danger in the world?’

“’Yes. Look, this is not your father's Republican Party,’ Biden answered, before launching into, what he believed to be, a slur:


Monday, October 23, 2023

Haven't posted Dan Bongino for a while and....this is a GOOD one

 Ep. 2113 The Enemy Is Already Here

by: Team Bongino  October 19, 2023
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Some Believe the Navy is Trying to Warn Americans of What's to Come By Displaying Upside Down Flag    Opinion by Carissa Moore • 53m  TrendyMatter  

The American flag is a symbol of freedom, liberty, and justice for all. However, an upside down flag is often viewed as a "signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property." Seeing an upside down American flag usually indicates that something has gone terribly awry. An inverted American flag can even be a sign of war. That's why some people have been left feeling worried and concerned after noticing an upside down flag on display at a U.S. military base.

On October 3, a TikTok user who goes by the handle @highaf.onlife_ re-shared a video taken by another TikToker, @gregbullmorrow2.0. The brief clip shows two Navy Sailors saluting a flag that is flying upside down outside of a nearby military base. The video, which has gotten over 1.8 million views since October 3, has sparked panic for those who believe that the upturned flag comes with a hidden message. The clip features overlay text that says, "Very alarming,” along with the caption, "The Navy does NOT make these mistakes, and even if they do, they do NOT salute the flag in distress. This is ABSOLUTELY A SIGNAL. Get ready y'all."

More than 2,500 commenters expressed their opinions on the interesting video, with some firmly insisting that the upside down flag can only mean that something bad is on the horizon. "Silent war has begun," wrote one commenter, while another added, "I've never seen that before in my entire life." Although a handful of viewers were convinced that the flag meant trouble, the majority of commenters revealed that accidentally raising an inverted flag is a common occurrence. Many commenters claim to either have served in the Navy themselves, or directly know someone who has.

"The Navy absolutely does make these mistakes. I've spent the better part of the last 15yrs [witnessing] these mistakes, including this exact thing,” shared one unbothered TikTok user. “Sailors 100% make that mistake. They are kids often doing colors. Stop reaching for clout content,” said another. One user even chalked up the incident to be the result Navy Sailors not getting enough rest, saying, “I swear civilians don’t be understanding how sleep deprived we really are.” Another commented added, “I’m in the Marines and this happens outside my unit at least one every other month.” Hundreds of commenters were quick to assure others that the upside down flag shouldn’t be cause for concern in this instance.

Several TikTok users throughout the comments section asked when this video was originally taken and if it is even legitimate. Of course, these are valid questions - especially because things are hardly ever what they seem on social media. The original video seems to have been uploaded by @gregbullmorrow2.0 on September 26, but there's no telling if the clip was obtained elsewhere or if it even depicts two real Navy Sailors saluting the flag. Regardless of the video's legitimacy, the viral video has managed to cause quite a panic for those who believe everything they see. While the inverted flag was likely just a mistake made by a young Navy Sailor, it's safe to assume that conspiracy theorists are reaching for a more nefarious explanation of what is being shown in the video clip.

The single greatest threat to America is hiding in plain sight  Opinion by Jonathan Turley• 8h    FOX News

A startling poll was released last week showing that a majority of voters not only view the opposing party as a threat to the nation but justifying violence to combat their agenda. The poll captures a crisis of faith that I have been writing about for over a decade as an academic and a commentator. Many now question democracy as a sustainable system of government. It represents the single greatest threat to this nation: a citizenry that has lost faith not just with our system of government but with each other.

The polls by the University of Virginia Center for Politics shows a nation at war with itself. Fifty-two percent of Biden supporters say Republicans are now a threat to American life while 47 percent of Trump supporters say the same about Democrats.

Among Biden supporters, 41 percent now believe violence is justified "to stop [Republicans] from achieving their goals." An almost identical percentage, 38 percent, of Trump supporters now embrace violence to stop Democrats.

Not surprisingly, many of these people have lost faith in democracy. Some 31 percent of Trump supporters believe that the nation should explore alternative forms of government. Roughly a quarter (24 percent) of Biden supporters also question the viability of democracy.

Faith is the one thing that no system of government can do without. Without faith in the underlying values of a constitutional system, authority rests on a mix of coercion and capitulation.

For years, I have written about this growing loss of faith and how it has been fueled by our intellectual and political elites. In the echo chamber of news and social media, citizens constantly hear how the opposing party is composed of "traitors" and how the constitutional system works to protect enemies of the people.

Viewers now get a steady diet of figures like MSNBC commentator Elie Mystal who called the U.S. Constitution "trash" and argued that we should simply just dump it.

In a New York Times column, "The Constitution Is Broken and Should Not Be Reclaimed," law professors Ryan D. Doerfler of Harvard and Samuel Moyn of Yale called for the Constitution to be "radically altered" to "reclaim America from constitutionalism."