13 November, 2021

13 November, 1940

Fantasia! Released on this day in 1940.


Well, That’s Certainly One Take

AOC Says McAuliffe Lost Because He Was...Too Moderate – PJ Media

Sure. Let’s go with that.

With a straight face, the erudite Congresswoman explained: “I know that Virginia was a huge bummer. And honestly, if anything, I think that the results show the limits of trying to run a fully 100% super-moderated campaign that does not excite, speak to, or energize a progressive base. And frankly, we weren’t even really invited to contribute on that race.”

Wait a minute. If McAuliffe didn’t “speak to or energize a progressive base,” it certainly wasn’t for want of trying. He called for teachers to be hired not on merit, but to satisfy the requirements of “diversity.” As parents in Virginia and elsewhere are rightfully outraged over Critical Race Theory and all of today’s fashionable sexual madness being taught in public schools, McAuliffe argued against a parental role in education and declared that only “experts,” not parents, should approve textbooks. McAuliffe claimed last Sunday that Youngkin was “ending his campaign on a racist dog whistle.” Meanwhile, his supporters worked hard to smear supporters of his opponent Glenn Youngkin as white supremacists.

Yeah, that was the problem. They needed to move farther left.

I’ll agree that McAuliffe isn’t as far left as AOC, but the backlash from the voters was because they didn’t like the direction, not because you didn’t go far enough.

I hope she can convince more people of this though. If so, the Left will keep losing elections.

So, Defund the Police Didn’t Work Out for You, Then?

Portland mayor calls for big police budget increase | One America News Network (oann.com)

After the way you have treated the police for the last year and a half, do you think they’ll come back to you?

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) has pledged to increase the police budget one year after defunding the police.

During a community town hall meeting on Wednesday, Wheeler said he’s targeting around $7 million dollars in new public safety spending. This comes as Portland experienced its most violent year on record, with a historic 72 homicides this year.

“Many Portlanders no longer feel safe in their city,” said Wheeler during a news conference. “Business owners have closed up shop, for fear of doing business in high-risk areas. Commuters fear for their safety, whether taking public transport or going by foot. Parents are scared to let their children play outside.”

Many Portlanders no longer feel safe in their city? Whose fault is that??? Who encouraged the riots there? Who told the police to stand down? Who kicked out the National Guard?

I applaud the call for increased funding, but step one is for you to resign in favor of someone who won’t allow criminals to destroy the city.

Clueless Joe Strikes Again

Biden Is Clueless About His Own Administration - Victory Girls Blog

He’s right that the idea is garbage. However, he’s wrong that the idea has not been proposed by HIS OWN ADMINISTRATION. He’s completely clueless. How can this man be President? Really? He’s clearly mentally unfit.

He’s either lying, or he doesn’t know what’s going on in his administration, or he’s just hopelessly confused. All three are bad.

More Reasons to Halt the Vaccination Mandates

Britain Becomes First Country To Approve Merck COVID-19 Pill | The Daily Wire

“The pill was licensed for adults 18 and older who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have at least one risk factor for developing severe disease, such as obesity or heart disease. Patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 would take four pills of the drug, known molnupiravir, twice a day for five days,” The Associated Press reported.

The country is the first in the world to approve use of the drug, which could potentially lead to other nations doing the same.

We can treat this now. We should treat it now.

Waiting on the FDA here in the U.S.A.

“Merck has submitted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for molnupiravir, an investigational oral antiviral medicine, for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults who are at risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization,” Merck announced in a press release. “The companies are actively working with regulatory agencies worldwide to submit applications for emergency use or marketing authorization in the coming months.”

Remember: They Hate You

Liberals mock family of 11 featured on CNN concerned about rising cost of milk | Fox News

They don’t care that inflation is hitting you hard. They laugh at you for having a large family, even if most of your kids are adopted. You’re a loser because you don’t live the same lifestyle they do, and you’re only worthy of being mocked.

A large family featured on CNN discussing the rising costs of basic groceries like milk was mocked by some progressive media figures on Thursday.

To demonstrate the "squeeze" of inflation and supply chain issues on everyday Americans, CNN's "New Day" featured the Stotlers, a Texas couple looking after nine children – two of whom are their biological kids, while they've adopted six more and have one foster child.

Krista Stotler said she started seeing prices rising this summer and it was costing them an extra $100 a week on groceries.

And blue checked media mocked them.

Uhhh…only two of the kids are their biological children.

There’s actually more at the link. I would say that every one of these people should be fired from their respective companies. Not because of what they said, but because of their attitudes to the American people. They can’t possibly be effective in their jobs if they have this sort of disdain for every day Americans.

But no, I don’t think they should be fired. Keep them around so they can continue to remind us what the left and the media think of the rest of us.

I can’t repeat this often enough. Hillary’s “basket full of deplorables” comment was representative of what she really thinks. Of what they all think. It was only a slip in that it was never supposed to be made public.

Don’t vote for these people. Don’t watch their “news”. Don’t read them. They’re poisoning you and poisoning America.

There’s No Reason to Have Faith in Our Elections at This Point

Audit Claims Wisconsin May Have Counted Enough Illegal Votes to Flip State to Biden – PJ Media

Biden’s state-certified margin of victory in Wisconsin was 20,682 votes. The audit found that there were tens of thousands of illegal votes that should not have been counted in the election. According to Dan O’Donnell of The Federalist, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) and the officials who oversee it “were downright derelict in their duty to fairly and impartially supervise an election run by city and county clerks and poll workers who were not properly trained and did not receive accurate, lawful guidance.”

Look. I’m not one that claims the election was stolen. I think it’s more likely than not that Joe Biden received enough votes in enough states to win the Electoral College. I do think that it’s possible that there were some states who certified invalid election results, but probably not enough to change the Electoral College winner.

What I do think is that there was enough chicanery and enough loose enforcement of the rules in many states to cast doubt upon the validity of the results. And that is something that we cannot afford going forward.

We need tighter election rules and stronger enforcement. And as I have said many times now, if the chain of custody for any ballot is broken, that ballot cannot be counted. Period. I don’t care if that means that 98% of the ballots for an election can’t be counted.

We must have faith that all legal ballots are counted and ONLY legal ballots are counted. That is the only way that we can trust the election results.

It’s Really Sad That Being ”Pro-cop” Is Something That You Have to Defend

Bakery forced to defend itself after "2SLGBTQ" group takes offense to police badge social media post (reclaimthenet.org)

They put a silly sticker up saying that they were junior officers. These are little badges given to kids by police, and they got one too. The alphabet soup group didn’t like it.

“Hi hi! Oh it’s just a sticker!” LenJo Bakes responded. “A couple of officers stopped in for a brekkie and gave one to one of our customers kids and I wanted one too! We were Jr. Officers for… as long as the stickers held on for.”

The 2SLGBTQ group responded by saying they would no longer do business with the bakery for its “pro-cop” message.

“Due to your pro-cop post, we as a 2SLGBTQ organization are no longer comfortable supporting you as a business,” they responded. “As such, we are pulling you from our event today for which we had ordered some cookies and squares.”

If you’re not comfortable with something cute and silly like this, I suggest you face the problem by taking a long look in the mirror.

Johnson said that the director of the 2SLGBTQ group called and said that they “would like to see a public post saying that I’m *not* pro-cop and acknowledging that a posting a photo of a sticker of a police badge on Halloween was *not* just a sticker, but a harmful symbol.”

A sticker of a police badge is a “harmful symbol”. Wow. You really have a twisted set of values.

I Hope the Left Continues to Believe That This Is True

If they operate on this belief, they will continue to lose elections.

Carville’s Old School. They Won’t Care What He Thinks.

James Carville Blames Woke Democrats for the Party's Losses – PJ Media

People ignore James Carville at their own risk. He’s a sleazy leftie, but he’s also brilliant.

James Carville believes too much “left-wing nonsense and claptrap” is why his party failed so often in Tuesday’s elections, especially in Virginia.

When asked Wednesday how Terry McAuliffe lost to Glenn Youngkin in a state that President Joe Biden won by over 10 points a year earlier, the long-time Democrat strategist told PBS NewsHour that it was “stupid wokeness” and the overall agenda pushed by progressives.

“What went wrong is stupid wokeness. Don’t just look at Virginia and New Jersey. Look at Long Island, Buffalo, look at Minneapolis, even look at Seattle, Washington,” the 77-year-old told the liberal outlet. “I mean, this ‘defund the police’ lunacy, this take Abraham Lincoln’s name off of schools; people see that. And it really has a suppressive effect all across the country on Democrats. Some of these people need to go to a woke detox center or something. We got to change this and not be about changing dictionaries and change laws.”

I doubt anyone who matters is going to listen to him. His view does not represent what has come to be mainstream thought on the left. He’s a dinosaur in the Democratic Party, and they’re just waiting for him and his fellow Clintonites to become extinct.

Now the Rittenhouse Judge Calls Out the Media

He’s just not winning any friends on the left.

“So, anything that undermines public confidence in what happens here is very important,” Schroeder continued. “It’s important for this town. It’s important for this country to have people have confidence in the result of this trial — whatever it is. And I don’t care what it is.”

The media, he said, are “saying things that are totally bizarre.” CNN’s Toobin and “another attorney” on the network discussed the “uncommunicated threat rule,” an “ancient rule of our law,” the judge outlined, the report said.

“This was on CNN — Jeffrey Toobin and another attorney there … A comment was made that the ruling was incomprehensible,” the Schroeder explained. “And I think they obviously are not familiar with this rule. That’s our law. That’s the law in the Jackson case; it’s the law in the case of the United States against Craig A. Smith, which is 230 federal second 300, a Seventh Circuit case from 2000. This is admissible evidence.”

Basically: media, spend less time talking, more time listening. You might learn something and then be able to repeat it correctly.

I’m of Two Minds on This

Governor Calls for Removal of ‘Pornographic Images’ From Texas Schools (dailysignal.com)

I believe we should be careful of what kinds of things we expose our children to and at what age.

However, book banning is a very slippery slope. Almost frictionless. And what you describe as “pornographic images”, maybe I describe as the artwork of Ruben.

Once again, I think I have to err on the side of freedom of expression and of speech.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said “pornographic images and substance” don’t belong in schools, according to a Monday letter he wrote to the Texas Association of School Boards.

Abbott warned about a growing number of parents who are increasingly alarmed by the books and other “extremely inappropriate” content found in the public school education system, but did not give any specific example in the letter addressed to Dan Troxell, executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards.

Yeah. I have a problem with this without specific examples. The recent case of having children write a sex scene is over the top, clearly. But where’s the line? This is tricky, and without absolutely clear guidelines, I don’t think I agree with Abbott on this one.

I Support Rodgers Efforts to Resist the Mandates, but He Deliberately Misled Everyone

So, I have little sympathy for him at the moment.

Aaron Rodgers Tests Positive For COVID-19; Misled NFL World About Vaccination Status | The Daily Wire

And that’s where it gets interesting.

Rodgers — who recently spoke out against Cancel Culture — was asked by a reporter in August whether or not he was vaccinated.

“Yeah, I’ve been immunized,” Rodgers replied.

Yeah, see, he tries to mislead here. I can’t support that.

According to ESPN, Rodgers “had an alternate treatment prior to the start of training camp” and then asked the NFL to consider him on the same level as a player who has received one shot of the vaccine. The NFL denied that request and has considered Rodgers unvaccinated.

NFL rules require unvaccinated players to wear a mask at all times when at the facility. According to ESPN, Rodgers has worn a mask while around players and coaches. He has not worn a mask, however, while conducting his weekly press conference or after games, which also take place at the Packers facility.

He has been masking. That’s a plus for him. But the NFL clearly didn’t consider him “immunized”.

Hopefully this whole thing will blow over soon.

I Really Didn’t Expect Them to Push Back the Date

Biden vaccine mandate for businesses gets Jan. 4 deadline | One America News Network (oann.com)

First thing they’ve done right on this whole process. The originally proposed December deadline would have really screwed up the holiday season for a variety of reasons.

The problem here though is they have to convince the courts that this is an emergency in order to get the courts to side with them on the mandate. Pushing back the date hurts their case that this is an emergency.

Businesses have until just after the holiday season to get their employees vaccinated. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released the new rules under the Labor Department Thursday, saying all businesses with 100 employees or more must make sure their workers are vaccinated by January 4.

I’m not a lawyer and I don’t play one on TV. And my record of predicting court outcomes is awful.

But this looks like it’s in real trouble to me.

Given my track record, if you’re a fan of the mandate, my beliefs should make you happy.

Time will tell.

This Is Important, Because ”Quantitative Easing” Adds Significantly to Inflation Pressure

It’s really amazing that our QE efforts have not led to high inflation already. I’ve been against it from the very beginning, but I have to admit that for the most part, the Fed’s management of it has been masterful.

Until now.

As High Inflation Persists, Federal Reserve Unveils First Official Plan To Roll Back Stimulus | The Daily Wire

The bond purchases are only indirectly tied to QE. I don’t know when the last round of QE was, but this clearly shows that they’re not planning another any time soon.

In order to stimulate the economy following the onset of COVID-19 and the lockdown-induced recession in March 2020, the Federal Reserve pegged a near-zero target interest rate and began buying $120 billion in assets each month.

Central bankers have been hinting at a taper for several months. During a Wednesday meeting, however, officials revealed the first step in rolling back monetary stimulus: cutting bond purchases by $15 billion in both November and December.

Everything Done to Them Since January 6 Qualifies as ”Mistreatment”

Judge Orders Release Of January 6 Defendant After Inspection Shows ‘Mistreatment Of Detainees’ | The Daily Wire

Following an impromptu inspection of the D.C. jail, a federal judge has ordered the release of January 6 defendant, Christopher Worrell, over the mistreatment of detainees.

The surprise inspection of the jail by U.S. Marshals took place last month, but the report from the inspection was not made public until Wednesday.

Due to the findings, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said he has “‘zero confidence that the D.C. jail’ will provide the treatment correctly and not retaliate against Worrell,” who has cancer, CNN reported Wednesday.

Lamberth called the jail conditions “deplorable” and “beyond belief,” ordering Worrell transferred immediately to another jail and then released home to start cancer treatment, the report outlined.

He has been languishing in jail for almost a year and has cancer.

Great job.

How long do other people from other riots sit around in jail waiting for their cases to be heard? I bet the average is less than a week. If we exclude people who were arrested for clearly violent offenses, such as burning down buildings or attacking people, I bet the average is less than 48 hours.

And yet that’s the description of almost all of the January 6 detainees. They were non-violent, committed a few small offenses, and went places they weren’t supposed to be. For these crimes, they have been held over 10 months. Without trial.

Justice in Biden’s America.

Durham Investigation Keeps Netting Little Fish, but They’re Getting Bigger

This one has huge implications.

Althouse: "Igor Danchenko, a Russia analyst who worked with Christopher Steele, the author of a dossier of rumors and unproven assertions about Donald J. Trump, was taken into custody as part of the Durham investigation."

Dangchenko was Steele’s source. This taints the entire Steele Dossier and those who funded it.

The NYT reports.

Some claims from the Steele dossier made their way into an F.B.I. wiretap application targeting a former Trump campaign adviser in October 2016. Other portions of it — particularly a salacious claim about a purported sex tape — caused a political and media firestorm when Buzzfeed published the materials in January 2017, shortly before Mr. Trump was sworn in....F.B.I. agents interviewed Mr. Danchenko in 2017 when they were seeking to run down the claims in the dossier....

Mr. Steele’s efforts were part of opposition research that Democrats were indirectly funding by the time the 2016 general election took shape. Mr. Steele’s business intelligence firm was a subcontractor to another research firm, Fusion GPS, which in turn had been hired by the Perkins Coie law firm, which was working for the Hillary Clinton campaign.

More on this in the days to come. I imagine this arrest has made some people in Washington, D.C. very nervous.

This is still a somewhat little fish. The news of it made The New York Times, but you can be certain they won’t spend much effort on analysis of the broader implications. But it clearly shows that Durham is still working and making real progress.

More News I Won’t Be Blogging About in a Timely Fashion

Sorry. I am trying to catch up and getting closer.

The Kyle Rittenhouse trial has entered it’s final stages. It will go to the jury on Tuesday at the latest. I don’t expect deliberations to take very long. So, it will be over while I’m still blogging about the trial.

This article is from 4 November, and it’s now 13 November.

‘That’s Hearsay:’ Kyle Rittenhouse Judge Clashes With Prosecutor Over Video Evidence | The Daily Wire

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger argued that the narration accompanying the video helped to illustrate Rittenhouse’s “state of mind” at the time, a suggestion that prompted scoffs from the defense.

“Unless this un-subpoenaed person can read minds, that’s a ridiculous argument. This narrator is going to prove my client’s state of mind? That’s absurd,” attorney Mark Richards said.

The judge made the correct ruling, I think.

Judge Bruce Schroeder at times appeared exasperated with the prosecutor and agreed with the defense, saying that some of the narration seemingly could be “hearsay.”

Schroeder eventually decided that the prosecution could play the video but had to mute it except when the audio was relevant.

The prosecution has angered the judge a few times already. I don’t think the judge is very sympathetic to their case, but is working very hard to be impartial. He clearly doesn’t want to give either side any grounds for appeal based upon his rulings.

Not an Encouraging Response

Milley Pressed On Whether U.S. Will Defend Taiwan From China: ‘We’re Just Interested In A Peaceful Outcome’ | The Daily Wire

China is interested in a peaceful outcome also, but probably not the same one that Taiwan wants.

“What is the U.S. commitment to Taiwan?” Holt asked.

“Well, we have, as you know, we have the Taiwan Relations Act and the three communiques that go with it,” Milley responded. “They come into being in the, during the Nixon administration. Those are still the U.S. government’s policy and it’s really an issue of ambiguity. But what we want with the U.S. government’s policy is, is that whatever issues Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China have, they resolve them peacefully, in accordance with the will of the people of the island of Taiwan and the people of China. We’re just interested in a peaceful outcome.”

If I were Taiwanese, I would be very concerned out the word choice here. It is not anywhere close to a strong defense of the people of Taiwan.

Don’t Complain About the Public Not Trusting You When You Pull Crap Like This

USA Today snubs Winsome Sears, Jason Miyares from report on 'candidates of color' who won historic elections | Fox News

USA Today raised eyebrows for a report highlighting the "candidates of color" who made history in various election races on Tuesday but initially left out two of the night's biggest winners.

Virginia rocked the political world with Glenn Youngkin leading the Republican ticket to victory in the commonwealth that President Biden won by ten points last year. The two other big winners were Winsome Sears, who will become Virginia's first woman of color lieutenant governor, and Jason Miyares, who will be the state's first Hispanic attorney general.

However, neither of them was mentioned in USA Today's roundup of the diverse candidates that emerged victorious this week.

They did correct the issue after being called out by Fox News on it, but not until then.

We know why. Republican minorities don’t count in your eyes. You’re sick. Seek professional help.

12 November, 2021

12 November, 1933

Nessie Lives!

The first photograph of the so-called “Loch Ness Monster” taken by Hugh Gray on this day.


I Was Optimistic When I Said $5 Gas

Methane Regulations Threaten Oil Industry | National Review

According to an article in the November 2, 2021, Wall Street Journal, Biden’s EPA will soon issue regulations requiring that all associated natural gas released in conjunction with oil production be put in pipelines for delivery to market:

The Environmental Protection Agency would seek for the first time to regulate methane at existing wells nationwide, a move smaller producers fought for years. The move would place roughly a million new and existing wells under EPA methane regulation, with stricter requirements for new wells in addition to the first-time regulations for old ones. . . .

. . .  The rules would mandate what the EPA calls “a comprehensive monitoring program to require companies to find and fix leaks” across operations including wells, pipes and storage tanks. The agency’s plan includes provisions to encourage the use of new technology such as drones for more effective monitoring.

It would also prohibit venting off gas at oil wells, which producers sometimes do when oil is much more valuable than gas. The EPA would require producers to put that gas in a pipeline to be sold when possible to keep natural gas from being wasted. In 2030 alone, that would save $690 million worth of gas that might otherwise be wasted, the agency said.


Hard to believe this isn’t on purpose. He doesn’t care what happens to your gas bill, your heating bill, your tax bill, your grocery bill, or any of your bills.

The Democrats have declared war on America, and right now America is losing. Big time.

No, but It’s Time to Cancel the Times

New York Times: It’s Time To Cancel Classic Rock (freebeacon.com)

"I want to live in a world where I can be moved by art and music and literature without having to come up with elaborate apologies for that work or for its creators," Jennifer Finney Boylan, a transgender activist and author, wrote on Wednesday. Boylan urged listeners to scrap iconic artists and songs, including Don McLean's "American Pie" and the Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar," if the artists have personal flaws or their lyrics are not sufficiently "inclusive" or "just."

Then don’t apologize. Listen to what you want to listen to and be happy. If you don’t like something, then DON’T LISTEN TO IT. If you do, then do, and tell everyone who gripes about it to go listen to their own damn music and to leave you the Hell alone.

Winsome Sears vs. Joy Reid–PPV Extravaganza??

Winsome Sears Challenges Joy Reid For MSNBC Invite: ‘Let’s See If She’s Woman Enough’ | The Daily Wire

“I wish Joy Reid would invite me on her show. Let’s see if she’s woman enough to do that. I’d go in a heartbeat and we’d have a real discussion without Joy speaking about me behind my back, if you will,” Sears responded. “I mean, Joy, come on. Get your facts straight and then come talk to me.”

Sears also put out a challenge to former ESPN anchor Jemele Hill to come on MSNBC as well for a “panel discussion.” Hill reacted to Republicans’ winning in Virginia by blaming “white supremacy.”

Neither of these two will take the bait. They know they can’t stand with Sears in an even fight.

But good for Sears for speaking out and standing up tall. More of this, please. Lots more.

And It’s Going to Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Bank Of America Issues Dire Warning About Where Gas Prices Are Likely Headed | The Daily Wire

Bank of America is warning that gas prices could go significantly higher than they currently are as Americans are currently paying approximately $3.41 per gallon across the U.S. for regular and just over $4 per gallon for premium.

“Bank of America is now predicting that Brent crude oil, which drives gas prices, will zoom to $120 a barrel by June 2022,” CNN reported. “That’s 45% higher than current levels.”

Francisco Blanch, Bank of America’s head of global commodities, spoke with CNN about the prediction, noting that back in June he predicted that the price of crude oil would shoot to $100 a barrel.

We’re all going to be paying $5 a gallon for gas. It will cost me a crisp Benjamin Franklin to fill up my tank.

Why are you doing this to us, Joe???

Even Some Democrats Understand the Biden Stupidity on High Gas Prices

Top Democrat Senator Nails Biden For Blaming OPEC For High Gas Prices: We Can Fix It Ourselves | The Daily Wire

Yes, we can fix it ourselves. We did from 2017-2020. And we broke it ourselves in 2021.

“Well, I say that we can basically do more for ourself. We have been energy independent for the first time in 67 years,” Manchin said. “Why can’t we do more? Why can’t we produce more? We have got plenty of natural gas. My state, beautiful state of West Virginia, has an ocean of natural gas under it. If they just let us build a pipeline, we could get the product to market.”

“And why don’t we do more drilling, and why don’t we do more basically production in the United States?” Manchin continued. “I’m not depending on OPEC. I’m not depending on other countries for my energy anymore. We know how to do it. We have the technology. We should be resilient, relying on ourselves.”

Yes, we should rely on ourselves. But self-reliant people very rarely vote Democrat. So, Biden will continue on with his plans to destroy America.

Winsome 1, Jemele 0.

Stick to sports, Jemele. You’re slightly less annoying there.

More Good News on the ”Insurrection” Front

Teacher forced out after January 6 photo wins seat on school board in Massachusetts | The Post Millennial

That photo was shared alongside the FBI tip line used for investigating leads into January 6 offenders. Lynch claimed that the FBI visit stemmed from tips called into that hotline.

Lynch accused those who shared the picture and FBI information of "slandering [him] as a domestic terrorist." He called the group a "digital lynch mob" who "decided they would take 'justice' into their own hands," according to Patch.

Lynch resigned from his position in February, writing in his resignation letter that he could no longer work as a teacher due to his personal beliefs.


At least 8 Republicans who attended Jan. 6 rally elected into office (yahoo.com)

Two Ha’s for the price of one!

Several Republicans who won office on Tuesday attended the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington, D.C., although all have previously made it clear that they did not breach the U.S. Capitol.

Three officials were elected to state legislatures, and five won positions at the local level, per The Huffington Post.

Congrats to these brave “insurrectionists”.

Yeah, but What Are Their Pronouns?

U.S. Military Issues Dire Warning About China’s Rapid Military, Nuclear Weapons Buildup | The Daily Wire

In all truth, this is pretty scary. I hope there is some good leadership still in our armed forces. I assume there is.

“A new Pentagon estimate says China will likely have ‘at least’ 1,000 deliverable nuclear warheads by 2030 … the U.S. estimated that the country’s atomic arsenal consisted of about 200 warheads just last year,” Politico reported. “For Pentagon planners and the Biden administration, China’s maritime expansion is likewise of concern. The breakneck military buildup has produced a 360-ship navy, pushing well past the 297 hulls that the U.S. Navy operates. The Office of Naval Intelligence estimates that by 2030, China will have 425 ships in the water.”

The report comes after U.S. intelligence officials were caught off guard last month over two hypersonic missile launches from China. U.S. Military officials are concerned about the speed at which China is expanding their abilities in nuclear, cyber, space, land, sea, and air domains.

What a frightening time to be alive. But then, maybe they all are.

She’s a Democrat From Hawaii and Constantly Attacks the Left

I still don’t get Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). Is she going to switch parties? Is she angling for a job somewhere? What’s her end game. I know she has one. She’s very smart.

Tulsi Gabbard Cheers McAuliffe Loss in Virginia: ‘A Victory For All Americans’ | The Daily Wire

In the aftermath of the victory of GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin in Virginia over Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe, former Democrat congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard cheered the results, tweeting, “McAuliffe’s loss is a victory for all Americans. Why? Because it was a resounding rejection of efforts to divide us by race, the stripping of parental rights, and arrogant, deaf leaders. This benefits us all.”

I agree with her 100%, but this is something no other Democrat would dare to say. Or even think.

What’s she up to?

Pardon me for being suspicious. I am not generally so by nature, and am always happy to welcome people to the cause. But as far as I know she has not renounced her Party. Until she does, I assume she has some sort of plan. Surely she doesn’t think she can change the Democratic Party and get it to move to the center? Because that ship has sailed.

I want to trust her. She seems great. I just don’t know her plan, and that keeps me cautious.

DeSantis Has Decided That When You’re Winning, You Start Attacking Even Harder

The Right may end up forcing him to run for President.

Gov. DeSantis unveils new agency to probe election fraud | One America News Network (oann.com)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced new measures to protect election integrity and defend constitutional freedoms in his state at an event in West Palm Beach.

In a news conference on Wednesday, the governor said he has established a new law enforcement agency to investigate all reports and evidence of election fraud. DeSantis said the new agency will look into illegal ballot harvesting, ballot dumping and other types of election crimes.

He also stressed Florida has increased criminal penalties for tampering with elections.

“If you see somebody brings a stack of ballots and they’re stuffing them in a drop box, you have a place that will field these complaints and will immediately be able to investigate and hold them accountable,” said DeSantis. A news release said the Office of Election Crimes and Security would be formed “within the Department of State to investigate election crimes and fraud.”

And he still is hammering on vaccine mandates.

A Glimmer of Hope for Freedom of Speech

Are Americans In Favor of Free Speech? | Power Line (powerlineblog.com)

A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports and The National Pulse finds that 72% of American Adults believe cancel culture – a form of censorship that harms the careers and reputations of public figures for doing or saying things that are considered offensive – has gotten out of control. Only 15% disagree, while 12% are not sure.

And the numbers are similar along all ethnic groups.

Hope springs eternal.

Many Trumpists Don’t Like Nikki Haley Anymore Because They Feel She Didn’t Stand By Him After the Election

I say give her a break. Trump put people in a bad spot there. He went too far without solid proof. He may have been right, but he made himself look crazy. No one wants to be caught agreeing with The Crazy man. Haley did what she had to do. From my standpoint the 2024 GOP Primary is a two person race. Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis. I’ll support whoever wins, but they’re probably the only two I would support enthusiastically.

‘Don’t Mess With Our Kids’: Nikki Haley Hails Republicans' Election Wins (dailysignal.com)

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley celebrated Republican electoral victories in Virginia on Wednesday, cautioning the GOP not to become arrogant, but rather to focus on the tasks at hand.

“This is parents’ way of telling government: Don’t mess with our kids,” Haley said Wednesday at The Heritage Foundation as she delivered the annual Margaret Thatcher Freedom Lecture. “It is people who are done with all the culture wars, and see the ridiculousness of it.”

She’s using a populist message here, and one that has the bonus of being right. And Right. She can be formidable in 2024, but can also flame out. We shall see. Predicting the primary season is about as safe as predicting the lottery.

You Want Proof They Hate You?

Here it is.

Former Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Social Media Manager:

He promoted the hoax before the election also:

He lied to try to steal an election, then told you what he thought of you when it didn’t work.

This is what the left is. Learn from this. Don’t vote for them. Ever.

Bonus: He Won

How a truck driver spent $153 on his N.J. election campaign to likely dethrone a political kingpin - nj.com

Bad day for Clueless Joe. Fortunately for him, he’ll have forgotten it by tomorrow.

Sweeney, a Democrat, is the longest-tenured Senate president in New Jersey history, having held the post since 2010. He was expected to serve a seventh term in the position before launching a possible bid for governor in 2025.

That was before he was taken on by a no-name challenger in Durr, 58, who has miraculously knocked Sweeney on his heels in a race that was never considered more than an afterthought.

“I joked with people and I said, ‘I’m going to shock the world, I’m going to beat this man,’” Durr said Wednesday afternoon. “I was saying it, but really kind of joking. Because what chance did a person like me really stand against this man? He’s literally the second-most powerful person in the state of New Jersey.”

To be fair. the $153 he spent was on his primary campaign. I am guessing he spent more on the general, and got assistance from the state and possibly even the national Party.

A Major U.S. Newspaper Is Calling for Censorship. Thomas Paine Is Spinning in His Grave.

Democracy Dies in Darkness, and the WaPo Wants to Kill It – PJ Media

While the Washington Post piously reminds us that “democracy dies in darkness,” it’s busy shooting out the lights: On Tuesday it published a lengthy call to Facebook to shut down dissident media, including PJ Media, because, you see, the non-Leftist publications are daring to spread “climate change denial” on the platform. Not just democracy, but also the freedom of speech will die in darkness if the Post gets its way.

Amazingly, Facebook so far is not playing ball.

Facebook, however, is not being cooperative, and not exercising enough censorship: “Earlier this year, Facebook promised to start adding informational labels to some climate posts, much like it does with election or coronavirus posts. But CCDH researchers found that of the posts they surveyed containing climate misinformation, just 8% carried Facebook’s informational label.” Nor does it look as if this is going to change anytime soon.

I’m sure they’ll roll over soon. They’re all on the same side and Facebook will remember that (or be reminded of it).

More Good News From Virginia

Virginia Republicans recapture House of Delegates - Washington Times

Youngkin has coat tails!

Republicans recaptured control of the Virginia House of Delegates late Tuesday night after Republican Kim Taylor, a political newcomer, narrowly defeated Democrat Del. Lashrecse Aird, adding to the GOP election sweep of the commonwealth that evening.

The GOP win of the lower chamber in Virginia’s General Assembly came just after Republican Glenn Youngkin won the governor’s election against Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who was aiming to win a second non-consecutive four-year term in the governor’s mansion. Democrats still retain a slight edge in the state Senate, which was not on the ballot this year.

Wow. I wonder what the betting odds were on that before the election.

I’m Guessing McConnell Is a Firm ‘No'

McConnell: Biden proposal to give illegal immigrants $1M sounds like it was a parody created by GOP | One America News Network (oann.com)

“Honestly, this absurd idea feels like satirical policy proposal that Republicans would’ve invented to make a parody out of the radical left. And the next thing, you know, they’ll be sending out million-dollar checks to illegal immigrants. But this is literally what the Biden administration wants to do according to reports that they have not denied,” said McConnell.

It does sound like a parody from the Right.

Doesn’t it bother you that the current Administration cares more about illegal aliens than it does about American citizens?

Biden’s America. You voted for this. How could you?


McAuliffe Was Right: Trump Trump Trump Trump

Trump sweeps Election Day, goes 4-0 | Washington Examiner

In Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, Mike Carey was elected to Congress in a special election to succeed former Rep. Steve Stivers. Carey is a former coal lobbyist who Trump picked out of a crowded primary of 11 candidates.

In the general election, Trump issued multiple endorsements of Carey, recorded a robocall, and hosted a telerally to help the Republican beat his Biden-endorsed opponent.

Trump also scored in the race for borough president of Staten Island, New York. He backed Vito Fossella 48 hours before the primary election in June. In the general election, he also taped a robocall, and Fossella won big last night 60%-30%.

In his victory speech, Fossella repeatedly thanked Trump and told supporters, “Tell President Trump what Staten Island thinks of what he has done!”

In the mayor’s race for Hialeah, Florida, Trump endorsed Esteban “Steve” Bovo, who avoided a runoff, winning 59% of the vote against a former mayor of Hialeah.

Jack told Secrets, “In 2020, his record in congressional special and primary elections was 120-2, and last night, he was 4-0 in general elections in Virginia, Ohio, New York, and Florida. Results don’t lie.”

Results don’t lie. Hmm. I’m not sure about that 120-2. I think Jack might lie, even if results don’t.

Still, it’s impressive.

The Boyfriend Got off Easy. The Dad Is a Hero.

Yes, I really feel that way.

Washington Man Arrested After Rescuing Daughter, Accused Of Killing Boyfriend Who Allegedly Sex Trafficked Her | The Daily Wire

What did the boyfriend do?

According to Spokane police, the suspect learned in October of 2020 that his juvenile daughter had allegedly been sold into a sex-trafficking ring in the Seattle area. Police said he acquired information that indicated his daughter’s then-boyfriend, the victim, may have been the one responsible for the sale.

The father said in court documents obtained by KREM 2 that she had been sold for $1000. He and his fiancé then drove to Seattle, where they rescued the young girl. The couple drove the girl back to Spokane, where she was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center.  

Right. And what did the dad do?

In November 2020, [the suspect] learned his daughter’s boyfriend was going to be at a location in Airway Heights, WA. [The suspect] waited for the victim and confronted the 19-year-old as he arrived. During that encounter [the suspect] abducted the victim, tying him up and placing him in the trunk of a vehicle. [He] subsequently assaulted the victim by hitting him in the head with a cinder block and then stabbed him repeatedly, causing his death. After the homicide, [the suspect] drove the vehicle to a remote area in North Spokane County and abandoned the car with the body still inside.

The kid got off easy.

11 November, 2021

11 November, 1921

100 years ago today. the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier opens in Arlington Cemetery, Virginia.

If you’ve never been, I highly recommend.

It doesn’t look like this anymore.


Because the Democrats Are Still in Charge?

Why higher inflation may no longer be considered "transitory" - CBS News

Inflation spiked higher this year due to the confluence of several pandemic trends, economists say. First, the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in early 2021 spurred pent-up demand from consumers, millions of whom were flush with cash due to stimulus checks and extra unemployment aid.

But at the same time, the U.S. workforce hasn't fully recovered from the pandemic. There are still 3.2 million fewer workers today than in February 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the economy. Among the businesses impacted by the labor force shortage are those in the supply chain — transportation companies, warehouses and other businesses that help move goods around the U.S.

That's created what Bostjancic calls "sticky supply-driven inflation."

"There was huge pent-up consumer demand, and demand came back sharply, and supply couldn't keep up," she added.

But there's a risk if the Fed boosts interest rates more quickly than expected, Bostjancic noted. "You could have a double-jeopardy risk that they raise rates now to combat inflation, but that it kicks in just as supply comes online and demand moderates," she said.


The Democrats are still in charge.

Can You Imagine John Belushi Ever Saying This?

Comedian Dan Aykroyd speaks in favor of self-censorship in comedy (reclaimthenet.org)

What a sad fall for a once great comedian.

“There is enough range in humor where you don’t have to go scatological and you don’t have to go pulling any divisive cards to get a laugh. There is so much in the world to comment on that is outside the realm of offensiveness,” he said.

He continued: “As a writer, you can go to other areas and have successful creative endeavors. Scatological humor is fun. It’s easy laughs. But there is more intelligent writing that can happen if you stay away from the offensive material that should be rightly canceled for its hurtfulness. Who can be the subject of an impression today? That’s an area of discussion. Can I do my James Brown imitation? He was one of my best friends. I do his voice pretty good. But maybe I shouldn’t anymore.”


If you can’t make fun of something or someone, then that thing or person is not worthy of your respect either.

I Love Seeing Things Like These on Lefty News Sites

5 reasons why Democrats should star panicking about 2022 – CNNPolitics

What are his five reasons?

1. Donald Trump isn't the bogeyman he once was
2. The suburbs are back in play.
3. "Wokeness" is a major problem
4. People know who's in charge -- and they don't like what they see.
5. The Republican base is on fire

All true points. We’ll see if all of these still hold true a year from now.

Read the whole thing.

I’ll Take ”Words I’ll Later Regret” for $1000

Kamala Harris Warned ‘Don’t Texas Virginia.’ Too Late. | The Daily Wire

“You know, the last time I was standing with Terry, I saw a bunch of signs and they said, ‘Don’t Texas Virginia,’” she recalled, smiling, “Right, let’s not Texas Virginia.”

She continued, “Because you see, what happens in Virginia will in large part determine what happens in 2022, 2024 and on.


Ben Shapiro Gives Some Lessons to the Left

Ben Shapiro Succinctly Mocks Media ‘Racism’ Gasps As Parents Stand Up In VA To Elect Republicans | The Daily Wire

Do you think they’ll read these and reflect upon their messaging?

Me neither.

Another Quick Post on Winsome Sears


If the Left Continues to Believe Things Like This, They Are Doomed

It is precisely this attitude that cost them Virginia.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid Melts Down Over Youngkin Win: ‘Education’ Is Code For ‘White Parents Don’t Like The Idea Of Teaching About Race’ | The Daily Wire

Yep. Caleb Hull agrees with me.

“Education” is not a dog whistle for “racism”. It’s a belief that parents care about their children and want the best for them. Every year, I go to the open house night at my kids’ schools. I am stunned just how many parents are there, and how many ask very direct questions to the teachers. They show their interest.

Joy Reid doesn’t get this. The Left doesn’t get this. That’s why they lost.

Yes. Yes, They Can.

CNN Analyst: Republicans Can Win Across The U.S. If They Follow Formula Glenn Youngkin Used | The Daily Wire

“Look at the map, the rural counties not only came out, they came out huge,” Jennings continued. “So, it turns out that Glenn Youngkin has solved for this problem in that you can run a race based on issues, continue to attract the Trump base, get a path back in the suburbs, and take advantage, frankly, of the just enormous collapse, continued collapse of the Democratic Party in rural areas. That’s how we win. That’s how we’re going to be successful. When you can put the suburbs back together with rural areas the way we used to do.”

I think he misses the boat a little bit. He is from CNN after all, so he can’t resist a few digs at former President Donald Trump (R-USA), but other than that his analysis is spot on.

Gee, I Wonder Why

Ambushes of police up 139%, officers blame defund politicians | Washington Examiner

Ambush shootings of police have jumped 139%, and the top police union blames the anti-law enforcement rhetoric liberal politicians have spewed.

The Fraternal Order of Police released new numbers of attacks on men and women in blue, reporting 109 officers have been shot in 86 ambushes. Worse, 281 officers have been shot this year so far and 52 killed by gunfire.

Politicians shouting “Defund the Police” should be made to leave a year without any police protection in the worst neighborhood in their state.

They caused this. If they had any class, they’d all resign in disgrace.

Possibly, but a Lot Can Happen in a Year. Or Three.

Red alert: Crushing defeat in Virginia could signal trouble for Democrats ahead (msn.com)

But in Virginia Tuesday night, the victory in the governor's election was scored not by Democrat Terry McAuliffe – rated the favorite when the race began – but by Republican Glenn Youngkin.

In New Jersey, an even stronger Democratic stronghold, Gov. Phil Murphy narrowly  defeated Republican Jack Ciattarelli in a race not called until Wednesday evening.

The results fortified Republican hopes of winning back control of the House and the Senate in next year's midterms. They complicated President Joe Biden's embattled efforts to push his ambitious agenda through a Congress under Democratic control, albeit narrowly.

I haven’t mentioned New Jersey, a race that was won by the Democrats by the narrowest of margins. It shouldn’t have been close. Neither should have Virginia. Democrats have to be nervous.

But a year ago, they were giddy. A lot can happen in a year. Always in motion is the future.

I make no predictions for 2022 or 2024. Ask me the day after the election and I’ll tell you who won. Maybe. Not before.

And This Fits in Perfectly With My Last Post

Virginia Parents Champion Victory Of ‘Family Values,’ ‘Parental Rights’ After Democrats Routed In State-Wide Elections | The Daily Wire

And they should celebrate. They defeated the defenders of rapists and CRT. Big win for families who just want their kids to be safe and not be indoctrinated into racism.

Glenn Youngkin’s victory showcases the Commonwealth’s desire to elect a public servant instead of a political servant,” Virginia mother Elizabeth Perrin told Fox News. “What we have seen is the importance of family values and parental rights in our education system.”

“It has been great to see how the importance of our children’s education and the parents matter movement has brought so many people together,” said Brandon Michon, a Loudoun County father of three. “This is Virginia’s opportunity to raise the bar, and we will be doing it with Glenn Youngkin as governor.”

Megyn Kelly Has Returned to Her Right-Of-Center Roots. We on the Right Must Forgive Her for Her Leftward Dalliance

We have to learn to reintegrate those who have learned from their mistakes. Otherwise we’re no better than the left.

Megyn Kelly On GOP Winning Virginia: ‘The Domestic Terrorists Would Not Be Silenced’ | The Daily Wire


She’s always been good on issues that affect the family. And the Right wins hands down on those issues these days. She knows it. She’ll never be a fan of former President Donald Trump (R-USA), but that doesn’t make her bad. She’s far better than Bill Kristol, who has no hope whatsoever of redemption.


It’s Because They Hate Rural Folks

Virginia takeaway: Dems gave up on rural voters and it's a disaster for them – HotAir

While the McAuliffe campaign sure put a lot of effort into making Youngkin out to be a Trump clone in Northern Virginia, there didn’t seem to be any effort to replicate the Georgia runoff by convincing rural MAGA voters that Youngkin wouldn’t fight hard enough for Trump or the fraudits or against the people behind the pandemic or whatever else is riling up the base these days. Do these voters really think that when the 2024 election needs to be stolen that Willard Glenn Youngkin is the man they want with the pen? No way! But this type of messaging was absent from the campaign.

They don’t want to get rural voters. They want rural voters to just go away. That’s flyover country. These folks are part of the basket of deplorables whether they support Trump or not. As time goes by, the Democrats appeal focuses more and more on the cities and only the cities.

Vive la Résistance

You gotta love it.

DeSantis Spokeswoman Cheers Virginia Results: ‘Dear Virginia, Welcome to the Resistance! Love, Florida.’ | The Daily Wire

Permit me a little bit of excessive good cheer for a few days. The last ten months have been truly awful. And it’s not going to get much better any time soon. So, I need to enjoy the things that happen that will help turn this thing around.

Go Virginia!

This Is Both Good and Bad

Yahoo becomes the next US firm to pull services out of China (bleepingcomputer.com)

American companies do need to divest from China. But Yahoo! was a source of information there not under direct government control.

With this news, starting on November 1, Internet users from mainland China are now barred from accessing any of Yahoo’s services.

This shutting down of services in China includes the Yahoo news portals, the Internet search engine, the ‘MyYahoo’ web portal, the advertising platform, and the tech sites Engadget and TechCrunch, which are part of Yahoo.

That’s very unfortunate for the Chinese people.

Now if we could get the NBA to drop kick China, that would truly be something.

Liberal Tears Taste Glorious

MSNBC, CNN Fully “Meltdown” Over VA Election, Jake Tapper: “Oh My God” [VIDEO] (lifezette.com)

I could watch this over and over and over.

Another Ominous Sign For the Dems

Texas District, Roughly 75% Hispanic, Turns Red For GOP | The Daily Wire

If the GOP can become remotely competitive with Blacks and Hispanics, and can continue making inroads with the working class, the left will be in deep trouble.

On Tuesday night, in what might be a harbinger of things to come, the GOP turned a state House district that is roughly 75% Hispanic from blue to red, as GOP House candidate John Lujan won the seat in Texas’ 118th House of Representatives district.

It’s all about the candidates, though. The GOP has had a lot of trouble recruiting good candidates lately. They have a great message to tell, but poor messengers. The Democrats often have the opposite problem.

Winsome Sears, The Cavalry

Republican Winsome Sears, First Black Woman Elected To Virginia Statewide Office: ‘The Cavalry Has Arrived’ | The Daily Wire

The Left must hate her with a passion.

Sears, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, won her election on Tuesday evening to become the first black woman elected to a statewide office in Virginia.

“I am at a loss for words for the first time in my life,” Sears said. ” So, I’m here because of you. I’m here because you voted for me, I’m here because you put your trust in me. That’s the only reason I’m here. Thank you.”

“I say to you, there are some who want to divide us and we must not let that happen,” she said. “They would like us to believe we are back in 1963, when my father came. We can live where we want, we can eat where we want, we own the water fountains. We have had a black president elected not once but twice and here I am living proof. In case you haven’t noticed, I am black and I have been black all my life.”

Hopefully Governor-elect Youngkin will find ways to make use of her and allow her to continue to be a public figure. Many lieutenant governors just disappear, like Vice Presidents.

Not all, though. I’m hoping she continues to shine.

10 November, 2021

10 November, 1969

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?


Sesame Street premieres on PBS.

Heh. Can We Get Some in Indiana, Too?

Florida’s CFO Pounces to Persuade In-N-Out Burger to Move Into Sunshine State and Out of California (legalinsurrection.com)

My colleague Mary Chastain has reported on how the state of California has closed locations of the popular hamburger chain, In-N-Out, as its corporate headquarters refuses to implement policies that would force it to be “vaccine police” over its customers.

Politicians from the State of Florida have recently seized upon California’s many economic failures to persuade businesses to consider Sunshine State alternatives. For example, in the wake of the cargo ship traffic jam off California’s coast, Governor Ron DeSantis invited shippers to consider those in his state.

Now the state’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis has pounced on another opportunity, said he’d be “honored” to help In-N-Out “find the perfect place to start a new In-N-Out story right here in Florida.”

Expect to see this more and more often over the coming years. It won’t be just China Virus related. As the left continues to expose how anti-business friendly they are, businesses will become increasingly in search of ways to escape their tyranny. And red states will roll out the…err…red carpet for them.

This is one thing I look forward to in the coming years. I just hope it’s big enough of a movement and soon enough.

Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen

Now when can we do the same to Obama?

Glenn Youngkin Cruises to Upset Victory, Ending Clinton Era – PJ Media

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich lost in the Massachusetts gubernatorial primary in 2002. Former Attorney General Janet Reno ran for governor of Florida in 2002 but lost in the primary. Former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala lost her congressional re-election race last year.

Former Energy Secretary Bill Richardson won two terms as governor of New Mexico, but withdrew from consideration to be Barack Obama’s commerce secretary due to corruption.

And you may recall a former Housing and Urban Development secretary named Andrew Cuomo.

Bill and Hillary are now afterthoughts in today’s party, which is run by Ron Klain, Bernie Sanders, and Pramila Jayapal.

Hillary’s career ended ignominiously, as perhaps the only candidate who could lose to Donald Trump in a general election. Bill’s philandering is frowned upon today more than ever in the #MeToo era.

McAuliffe was the last. And now it’s over.

Democrats Can’t Lose This Demographic in 2022 or 2024

If they do, it will be a blood bath.


Those White Supremacists in Virginia Elected Her

Congratulations, Lt. Governor-elect Winsome Sears.

And Now I Turn to Kyle Rittenhouse

Whose explosive trial is already in progress. I’m still attempting to get caught up. I suspect I’ll still be posting about the trial even after it’s over, but each day I get a little closer to being caught up. Maybe by Thanksgiving.

FBI Spy Video Shows Kyle Rittenhouse Being Chased Down at Kenosha Riot...Which Explains Why You've Never Seen It – PJ Media

For more than a year, prosecutors in the Kyle Rittenhouse case have possessed FBI spy video footage taken by a fixed wing plane flying above the Kenosha riots. Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense attorneys say they only learned of its existence recently. On Tuesday, the public finally got a look at it.

It’s pretty clear why the prosecution was playing hide-the-ball with the evidence and why Rittenhouse’s defense attorneys were the first to show it in court. Over prosecutorial objections, Judge Bruce Schroeder allowed Rittenhouse’s attorneys to use their opening statement to show photos, videos, and, yes, the FBI’s FLIR thermal images of the first of three shootings the night of August 25, 2020. It was an unusual move and one you’ll see more defense attorneys replicate in the future.

This case should never have gone this far. No charges should have been filed against Kyle Rittenhouse. The evidence is so overwhelmingly in his favor that it’s amazing to see this play out. He should be acquitted. In a just society he would be acquitted and every jury member would shake his hand afterwards. But we don’t live in a just world. We shall see.

And There It Is

Only 8 days late, I have the results of the Virginia Governor’s Race.

Virginia Election Results Are In – PJ Media

Early on in the race, the typical issues of the economy and jobs dominated the discussion, but as the campaign drew to a close, education became a front-and-center issue. Concerns over critical race theory, combined with parents’ increasing concerns over how much say they should have in their children’s education, brought education into the spotlight. Scandals in Loudoun County, where a gender-fluid male student raped a female student in a bathroom, helped make education a hot topic.

McAuliffe stated several times that parents had no say in their kids’ education. When Youngkin pointed McAuliffe’s statements out in an ad, McAuliffe said that Youngkin had taken him out of context, which wasn’t true. McAuliffe’s problems became worse when former president Barack Obama described parents’ worries as “fake outrage.”

As education took center stage, the polls began to narrow. McAuliffe’s attempts to tie Youngkin to Donald Trump failed, but McAuliffe couldn’t shake the specter of Joe Biden, especially when he brought Democratic luminaries like Randi Weingarten into Virginia to stump for him.

Youngkin surged in the last days of the race, and he appears to have carried his momentum all the way across the finish line.

Congratulations to Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin (R-VA), and to the rest of his incredible team. I’ll have many more thoughts in the coming days.

I Won’t Accuse Twitter of Bias on This One, Merely Stupidity

Twitter Suspension of Quin Hillyer is Absurd | National Review

On Twitter, people often have fun with random nostalgia games. Somebody named Jon B. Wolfsthal posted this : “Tell me you watched SNL in the 1970s without saying you watched SNL in the 1970s.” To which, almost immediately, playing off the phonetic similarity of his first name with that of onetime SNL star Jane Curtin, I wrote: “Jon, you ignorant slut.” As my reply was directly responsive to what Wolfsthal had requested, he quickly both “liked” and retweeted it.

After all, for some 20 years or more, for those of a certain broad age range, the saying “Jane, you ignorant slut” was a catchphrase, a way for people (at parties, or while watching ballgames with friends, or whatever) to laugh while feigning mutual displeasure.

Within 24 hours, Quin received a note from Twitter flagging the tweet and informing him that his account had been suspended, “for violating the Twitter rules. Specifically for: Violating our rules against hateful conduct. You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.”

So, according to Twitter, playfully tweeting out an old SNL joke to somebody who was amused now represents “hateful conduct.”

Twitter, you ignorant slut.

TFW You’re a Democrat Candidate for Governor and Even Politico and CNN Call You Out for Lying

‘Desperate’: McAuliffe Caught In ‘Lie’ By CNN, Politico | The Daily Wire

The momentum has shifted so dramatically against Terry McAuliffe in Tuesday’s Virginia governor’s race that numerous establishment media outlets — including CNN and Politico — have called out the Democrat for closing out his campaign with “a lie.”

“Guess how Glenn Youngkin is finishing his campaign?” Terry McAuliffe asked the attendees of his final campaign rally at a Fairfax brewery Monday night. “Glenn Youngkin is doing an event with Donald Trump here in Virginia, where he brought the hatred, the divisiveness that Donald Trump brought to this country. We’re going to put an end to Donald Trump’s future plans right here in Virginia.”

Only one problem: no such event happened. None was ever planned. As far as I know, Donald Trump has not been to Virginia since he flew over it after leaving the White House on January 20.

“TERRY MCAULIFFE wanted GLENN YOUNGKIN and DONALD TRUMP to campaign together so badly that when it didn’t happen, McAuliffe simply invented a Youngkin-Trump event that didn’t exist,” said the Politico Playbook this morning. “That was a lie. Trump wasn’t in Virginia and he never campaigned with Youngkin.”


Gingrich Says What We All Fear

Newt Gingrich Warns About Voter Fraud in Virginia: ‘If It’s Really Tight, They’ll Steal It’ – PJ Media

Gingrich warned that fraud could tip the gubernatorial election in Virginia, arguing that Republican Glenn Youngkin will have to win by a big enough margin to ensure victory.

“Does Youngkin need to win for this to have the maximum impact? What if it’s really tight?” Fox News host Sean Hannity asked Gingrich Monday night.

“If it’s really tight, they’ll steal it,” Gingrich told him. “So you can’t afford to have a really tight election. You have to win by a big enough margin they can’t steal it.”

This is what conservatives describe as “exceeding the margin of fraud”. It’s a high hurdle to clear.

Good luck to Youngkin.

Not Even One Year In, and It’s a Near Majority

From his own party.

Poll: 44% Of Dems, Dem-Leaning Independents Want Biden Off The 2024 Ticket | The Daily Wire

I don’t know what they do if this reaches 50%. Probably start polling how many feel he should be allowed to complete his first term.

The Marist poll stated, “36% of Democrats and Democratic leaning independents say their party will have a better chance winning the White House with Biden at the top of the ticket. 44% want someone else, and 20% are unsure.”

According to fivethirtyeight.com, Biden’s disapproval numbers crossed over 50% of respondents on October 20, and they have not dipped under 50% since. His disapproval numbers have been steadily ascending since January 28 of this year, according to fivethirtyeight.com, with the disapproval numbers surpassing the approval numbers for the first time in that period on August 30.

Those numbers are just brutal. More want him off the ticket than on.


Surprising Ruling From Chicago Judge

Perhaps all hope is not lost.

Judge: Chicago Can’t Enforce Vaccine Mandate On Police Officers; Lightfoot Fumes | The Daily Wire

“‘Obey now, grieve later’ is not possible,” Mitchell emphasized. “If every union member complied and was vaccinated by December 31 … they would have no grievance to pursue and there would be no remedy an arbitrator could award. An award of back pay or reinstatement cannot undo a vaccine. Nothing can.”

The judge added that it was his “intention is to enter to narrowest possible order to preserve the unions’ right to a meaningful arbitration. The balance of the City’s vaccination policy remains fully in effect, including the reporting and testing obligations.”

Nothing can undo a vaccine. Well said.