Eric Florack on October 19th, 2020

The New York Post confirms that it’s what we’ve been saying here all along…

In mid-2016, the FBI got word that Russian intelligence believed Hillary Clinton’s campaign was planning to frame Donald Trump as colluding with Russia’s Vladimir Putin to hack her computers. Yet somehow, the crack agents never connected the dots when handed the Steele “dossier” commissioned and paid for by the Clinton campaign that claimed Trump was colluding with Putin.

Instead, the Justice Department used that dossier as a pretext to spy on at least Trump aide Carter Page as it investigated the clearly spurious charges. Justice also distorted the facts about Page’s past relations with the CIA to suggest he had a history of working with Russian agents when his actual record involved turning them in. Meanwhile, it buried the fact that Steele’s main source was himself a suspected Russian agent.

Nothing to see here citizen. Go about your business.

From Justice to the CIA, the Obama administration politicized a host of nonpartisan institutions to stain the Trump campaign and then sabotage the Trump administration. And, with selective leaks to major media, the plotters managed to convince much of the country.

I believe it was Mark Twain who wants observed that it’s easier to fool someone than it is to convince them they’re being fooled. What’s alarming is that our country’s future is entirely dependent on the ability of the Trump team to convince them they have been fooled.

davidl on October 19th, 2020

Adam Schiff(D – CA), Chair of the House Intelligence Committee has been blaming the Russians for four years, claiming to have evidence, but never producing. Over the weekend Schiff out on his leash again. This time blaming e the Russians. Noted conservative lawyer and pundit Johnathan Turley called the Schiff-less one out:

Recently, we discussed how House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff stated publicly that the recently disclosed laptop information from Hunter Biden was clearly part of a Russian intelligence operation. Schiff said that “we know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin.” This morning, John Ratcliffe, Director of National Intelligence, stated categorically that Hunter Biden’s laptop was not part of a Russian disinformation campaign. What is most notable is that Ratcliffe has stated that Schiff and his Committee were given that conclusion by the intelligence community. The incident has raised lingering criticism of Schiff who previously told the public that he had clear evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia after that allegation was rejected in repeated investigations, including Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Schiff never produced the incriminating evidence and later it was shown that the widely cited Steele dossier was based on a source who was considered to be a Russian agent.

The rules have changed Adam. The Director of National Intelligence is no longer taking marching orders from the democrats in Congress. If your the Russians did it, yet again fairy tale is true, then DNI Ratcliff is lying. So hold some hearing or just shut up.

Eric Florack on October 19th, 2020

Some things that occur to me as I go through my day…

# You know maybe we’re being a little too harsh on Joe Biden, particularly in the area of jobs. He did after all, create at least one job. Of course, it was for his kid, Hunter…

# Consider the idea that it took a pandemic to bring the United States economy down to the level that Obama left it when he and Joe Biden left office. Do we really want to return to that disaster?

# I’m seeing bedding pools being established, betting on how long it takes Joe Biden to get his kid into the best rehab that Russian money can buy.

# The move by Facebook and Twitter to limit access to the New York Post story about Biden’s laptop it’s probably the worst mistake the Democrat wishful have ever made . Instead of keeping the story from developing it’s been the new cycle for the last week and a half and probably will continue so well after the November elections. The real story of course is the criminal arrogance of Democrats.

# (from a friend) Has anyone considered the possibility that someone in the DNC dropped off that laptop to put Harris at the top of the ticket saving the hassle of going the 25A road?

# At the very least there were 32 people shot in Chicago over the weekend. remember, this is the most tightly gun-controlled city in America. There hasn’t been a republican majority in Chicago s elected positions since the thirties. this is the direct result of Democrat party politics and Democrat party policy. I’m willing to bet that you haven’t heard word one of those 32 victims, even if you live in the Chicago area. Ask yourself how the press would react to that kind of criminal record if Republicans were in charge in Chicago.

# There are two ways to keep cats happy. Either do what they want, or do what they want. This makes it infinitely easier than dealing with many of the human female persuasion, not being quite sure what they want.

davidl on October 19th, 2020

The bad news for the demented Godfather of the Biden Criminal Clan is even if Slow Joe manages to get elected, he does not get a get out of jail card.  A former federal attorney lays out what sounds like an opening statement, bear with the commercials, video:

Pere Biden, should be ruled too incompetent to stand trial.  Sadly, not the case for Junior.

It’s all happening at once. Breitbart news:

The business partner of Hunter Biden who flipped on the Biden family from prison provided access to 26,000 emails, Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer said in a Saturday morning radio appearance.

Schweizer, appearing on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel, said that former Hunter Biden business partner Bevan Cooney provided 26,000 emails to him—the first of which were published late last week in a Breitbart News exclusive investigation by Schweizer and author Seamus Bruner. Cooney is currently serving a sentence in federal prison due to his conviction over financial deals he made connected to Hunter Biden and his other partner Devon Archer. Archer, who was also convicted by a jury in federal court, saw his conviction vacated by a federal judge. That conviction was later—just a couple weeks ago—reinstated by an appellate court, which overruled the lower court judge’s decision to vacate it. Archer awaits sentencing.

In the meantime, however, Cooney—who is serving his sentence in federal prison—reached out to Schweizer via conservative journalist Matthew Tyrmand and provided written authorization to access his Gmail account. He provided the password and username, and written authorization to publish emails because Schweizer says he believes he was the “fall guy” for the Biden family’s corruption and that he believes the public needs to know what really happened in Hunter Biden’s universe. The first article on these emails was published Friday afternoon, and detailed how Hunter Biden and his partners secured meetings with senior White House officials in November 2011 for Chinese Communist elites—including, as the Chinese elites who were present revealed, a secret meeting with then-Vice President Joe Biden himself. The Biden campaign has not responded to requests for comment about this from Breitbart News.

Hmmm. Well, I can’t imagine why….

As I said over the weekend, as hard as it would have been four years ago to imagine my saying this, it’s beginning to appear that the Biden clan is more corrupt than the Clintons.

I’ve begun to wonder if this is why Biden has been acting like his brain isn’t all there. Can this be for the purpose of keeping his buns out of jail?

Can this be why the Democrat party leadership was making such loud noises a while ago about replacing Biden with somebody else? And for that matter, will those noises resurface in the next couple of weeks?

Can this be why the Obama crowd hasn’t exactly been going to the wall for Joe Biden? They knew the degree of corruption involved, and were concerned that such backing would blow up in their faces?

And let’s just for the sake of argument, say that happens… to the point where they actually pull Joe Biden from the race. Who do the Democrats replace him with? Kamala Harris seems the obvious answer, but we know the disaster that would be for the Democrats and for the country for that matter.

Remember that the task of the vice president is to make the president look good. With Obama as President, Joe Biden was uniquely qualified for that job. Bad as Joe Biden is, they needed somebody even worse for the vice presidential candidate for this ticket. Can you possibly imagine what the ticket would look like and what the country would be going through with Kamala Harris in the White House? Good Lord , better to not imagine it.

Meantime, Twitter and Facebook have several dozen eggs on their faces.. I’ll get into that in another post.

The one thing that seems to be coming out of these emails, including the ones on Hunter Biden’s laptop is that Joe Biden knew about all this. And the thing is, there has been no denial that these notes are genuine… That the evidence is accurate.

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It will be interesting to see over the next week or two what happens to Joe Biden’s numbers in the polling data. Not that I trust the pollsters any more than I trust Joe Biden himself, but there’s got to be some kind of reaction.

davidl on October 18th, 2020

Anybody with a passing knowledge of United States history c should know the name Joe McCarthy. His cause of rooting out of communists embedded in the government. While is fitting and proper to deplore McCarthy’s tactics, it should be acknowledged that McCarthy was right about the communist infestation in government. In their rightful quest to win World War Two, the Roosevelt and Truman administrations were either blind to or just ignored Soviet infiltration.

Take the Wayback Machine forward several decades, we have new peril and new liberal blind spot, pedophilia. The late Jeffery Epstein made regular flights to his pedophilia island, flights which included politician like B.J. Clinton. Mrs. Clinton’s government emails were found on a computer used by sexual offender Anthony Weiner. Even if you don’t agree with Qanon’s tactics, we all should agree with stated objective to battle pedophiles. Sadly not. The former vice president has made it a habit to grope minor females in public and who knows what he goes with female interns in private? Now we getting hints the Biden Junior, Hunter had immoral escapades include sexual misdeeds with minors.

Background, in January the Nancy Pelosi democrats passed impeachment charges against the President, without evidence or charges of any crimes. While part of the federal government was trying to remove our duly elected president, another part, the Department of Justice, had evidence to the Biden family criminal cabal. Was Speaker Shampoo impeachments designed to remove the current president, or to protect the former vice president?
So noted:

Now, Natural News can exclusively reveal that the Hunter Biden videos contain multiple videos that captured Hunter Biden engaged in extreme sexual ABUSE of under-age Chinese teens, and that there are multiple, different victims captured in the videos. (Natural News is completely banned by Facebook and Twitter, just like the NY Post was banned, because Big Tech censors independent journalists who criticize Democrats.)

Funny, have to noticed that whenever Adam Schiff sees anything untold Chinese, he calls it Russian? How much is the CCP paying Schiff?

Rudy Giuliani offering additional descriptions of the contents of the hard drive, video:
Here’s Rudy Giuliani offering additional descriptions of the contents of the hard drive, video:


Intrablog squabble, I agree with Eric that both the Clinton Clan and the Biden Clan engaged in long term criminal conspiracy, at least the Clinton Clan managed to hire competent attorneys.  Meanwhile back in the Wilmington basement, Joe Biden brags about buying off the government of Ukraine no television, and used a drug addict as his bag man.  Team Slow Joe, both calls hard drive story false, citing no specific reason, and yets sends a lawyer to the computer repair shop to reclaim the false computer. Think what you will of Slow Joe, just don’t think of him as smart.

EVH

Eric Florack on October 17th, 2020

I dropped this as a comment at Billy Beck’s place earlier… And decided I’d post it here, too.

I’ve held off for quite a while I’m saying anything at all about the passing of Eddie Van Halen.

Guitar genius? Certainly.

Although, I will quietly suggest the guitar geniuses are not something we’re exactly short of. There’s one in just about every band in the country, including many you’ve never heard of. I know of a number of them and I’m still conversing with a few of them.

Worthwhile music? Without question.

That said, I will forever be a little annoyed with him about the treatment of those around him. For examples consider David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar,and consider Valerie Bertinelli. In registering that annoyance I will make a couple of allowances here…first of all I’m not totally privy to all the situations that developed between those people, and I will also admit to having had a bit of a teenage crush on Valerie back in the day. Oh, bloody hell, what kid didn’t?

Val’s statement regarding Van Halen’s death made it fairly clear to me that she did not want them to be separated. It’s my sense that that’s the larger of the tragedies here.

Finally I will also say that Van Halen’s playing, while excellent, was not the sole reason for the success of the band.

Listen closely to the recorded works and you will find that there is a consistency of sound there all of which to my ear is added post production. Tightly controlled, compressed and limited, with every single cycle of audio examined manipulated and finally mixed. Extraordinarily bright, extraordinarily and consciously designed for FM radio.

Technically speaking the recordings are dense in terms of overall level but they are also spectrally dense. The audio was not just run through a single stage compressor limiter as for example The Beatles recordings were, we’re probably talking about multi band processing. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, imagine a system with a compressor limiter on each band in your graphic equalizer. The result is Phil spector’s wall of sound on steroids.

The end result of Eddie’s playing plus all of that technology is a leap out of the dashboard sound that was difficult if not impossible to match. The influence of the technical side of Van Halen’s recordings has reached other bands as well. I think I’d be correct in mentioning Def Leppard as one such at least their last four or five albums.

Was his playing really that much better than everybody else? I’ll leave that for the musicians to decide. But I will quietly suggest that absent the production values that I speak of here, the man wouldn’t have had his chance to shine… Because nobody would have been paying attention.

Eric Florack on October 16th, 2020

Some things that occur to me as I go through my day.

# As impossible to believe as it seemed 4 years ago, I am now quickly coming to the conclusion that the Biden Clan is more corrupt than the Clintons.

# Did you happen to notice last night Joe Biden flatly admitted that his much touted as much defended crime bill was a mistake? Yeah, no kidding.

Do do I really have to remind anyone that Joe Biden once referred to Robert Byrd, KKK leader, as a mentor?face it, Joe Biden’s candidacy is an insult to Black Americans.And the thing is, they know it.

# Why didn’t George Stephanopoulos press Joe Biden on the business with Hunter Biden the Ukrainian and Chinese gas deals and all of the legal and moral questions surrounding them? I think we both know the answer to that one. here’s a clue: How many Obama administration staffers were on the questioning panel?

# I see that NASA is promising they’ll put a woman on the Moon by 2024. Alice Cramden was unavailable for comment. Actually, I can think of several candidates for the task. The country would be well served in each case by making it a one-way trip. Seriously, who is it that is benefited by this kind of pandering?

Eric Florack on October 16th, 2020

HE DID IT AGAIN !

Biden LIED again in the debate where he was speaking, saying “A tractor-trailer driver BROADSIDED MY FAMILY!”

Ummm…. No, Joe. Your wife, with your baby daughter IN HER LAP WHILE SHE WAS DRIVING, turned around to your unruly sons in the back seat, took her foot off the brake, AND SAILED THROUGH A STOP SIGN into the path of the poor truck driver, killing herself, your daughter, and injuring the boys. YOU RUINED THE GUY’S LIFE, LIED SAYING HE WAS DRUNK FOR SYMPATHY TO GET ELECTED, HAD THE ACCIDENT RECORDS SEALED AND DESTROYED, SO HE COULDN’T DISPROVE YOUR LIES AND HE DIED A BROKEN MAN.

Now, you’re trotting out the same old lie for sympathy to get elected, AGAIN!

Why didn’t you say the truck driver overturned his rig TRYING TO AVOID HER, jumped out of his truck to try to aid your family and the accident was charged as HER FAULT! But that wouldn’t fit your fairy-tale narrative,

Like you say you saw Jill’s picture, met her and swept her off her feet. NO! You broke up her marriage to a good guy because you thought she was hot while she AND HER HUSBAND were working on your campaign to get you elected!

Nice expression of gratitude to her husband, Joe! You may live in your fake little fantasy, BUT IT DOESN’T BELONG IN THE WHITE HOUSE!

Eric Florack on October 16th, 2020

Was there ever any doubt?

Forbes has the story

Eric Florack on October 16th, 2020

https://archive.vn/LubBJ

A second story in the New York Post opens as follows…

Hunter Biden pursued lucrative deals involving China’s largest private energy company — including one that he said would be “interesting for me and my family,” emails obtained by The Post show.

One email sent to Biden on May 13, 2017, with the subject line “Expectations,” included details of “remuneration packages” for six people involved in an unspecified business venture.

Biden was identified as “Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC,” an apparent reference to the former Shanghai-based conglomerate CEFC China Energy Co.

And by the way, both Facebook and Twitter have blocked this story as well.

I can’t imagine why.

It’s interesting to note that the Biden family latching on toenergy companies after preaching to us for years about “going green” was apparently in direct opposition to what they were actually doing.

Interesting also that we’re dealing with China here. I suggested a while ago that this Russian collusion thing was a Chinese double blind and the bidens dealing with the Chinese on this kind of level does nothing to quell that suspicion.

Ted Cruz is taking an interest in all of this and sent a letter off to Jack Dorsey that’s a short while ago… And here it is. (Drill the thumbnail to open it up)

It’s also interesting to know that the Biden campaign has denied none of this but instead is going after the messenger… A sure sign of panic. They’re cornered now and they know it.

Eric Florack on October 15th, 2020

Interesting letter from Ted Cruz to Jack Dorsey

Tell you what Ted, while you’re at it you might want to investigate why Twitter pulled Tucker Carlson’s monologue down from last night.

Apparently Tucker caught a little too close to home for the Democrat party, and why Twitter locked the White House press secretaries account.

Eric Florack on October 15th, 2020

I’m seeing surveys going by that report support for judge Barrett is basically going through the ceiling .

That support is probably justified, based on what I have seen of the hearings, (and what I know of her judicial record)

I suppose it an open question as to whether or not that support is because of the qualities that the judge possesses, or that Democrat senators are making complete asses out of themselves trying to oppose her. I suspect it’s a little of both.

To the degree that it’s the latter, is the precise degree to which we will see changes in the Senate for a larger Republican majority.

davidl on October 15th, 2020

Slow Joe, b/k/a Joseph Biden(D – DE) boost of his lower middle class roots He has displayed little evidence of either intellect or work ethic. Has been forced to subsist on fifty years on a government paycheck. Yet the son of coal miner, with little evidence of employable skills, is worth an estimated nine million dollars with four million, to include three mansions, in real estate, from Town and Country Magazine:

For most of his 44-year-long career in public office, Joe Biden had a nickname: Middle Class Joe. He also often called himself “one of the poorest members of Congress.” His scrappy roots—born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to a father who suffered a number of financial setbacks—are now a big part of his 2020 presidential campaign’s plan to appeal to American voters. But according to the Wall Street Journal, the reason why Biden was often at the bottom of the wealth ladder among his colleagues in the Senate had a lot to do with his life-long obsession with real estate. “Even as a kid in high school I’d been seduced by real estate,” he wrote in his 2007 autobiography, Promises to Keep.

Biden began buying homes—especially those that were outside his budget—in his twenties, taking out multiple mortgages and receiving loans against life insurance policies. His net worth was often in the negatives—in 2007, he was ranked the least wealthy senator.

Today, the 77-year-old Democratic presidential nominee is hardly middle class anymore. According to a 2019 Forbes estimate, Biden and his wife Jill are worth $9 million, much of that accrued from speaking fees and book deals that came pouring in after his vice presidency. About $4 million of that worth is in his real estate.

Slow Joe’s opulent life style is not consistent with that of an honest man living off of a government paycheck. Nor does meager writing skills and unimpressive speaking skills indicative of an orator who could legitimately merit high speaking fees.

President Trumps personal lawyer, former federal attorney and former mayor of New York City, one Rudy Giuliani, video:

Text,from Red State:

After the New York Post published a story on Hunter Biden’s dealings with Burisma today from information found on a hard drive that allegedly belonged to the former vice president’s son, Rudy Giuliani took to YouTube to lay out the case for a new accusation:

That Joe Biden was receiving half of Hunter’s contracts.

The Mayor calls Slow Joe a crook and his extended family a crime clan.  Memo to the Biden Bunker in Willington, respond or Donny will.