Well, now….

From the Gateway Pundit:

Delaware Republican senate candidate Lauren Witzke has alleged that a source close to the investigation into Hunter Biden’s laptop has informed her that there are images of Senator Chris Coons’ daughter, in addition to seven other underage girls.
Coons’ daughter, Maggie Coons, was infamously photographed being handled inappropriately by Joe Biden in 2015.

His conduct towards her was widely criticized by the mainstream media at the time, particularly because he whispered into her ear and kissed her on the head as she looked terribly uncomfortable.

“Sources close to and with deep knowledge of the investigation, have informed me that Chris Coons’ DAUGHTER in addition to seven other underage girls are also featured on [Hunter Biden’s] laptop.”

…and that’s probably just the leading edge of it. What else it will reveal remains to be seen, but it will not be inconsequential.


Biden’s Laptop Matters

Eric Florack on October 24th, 2020

Here’s the irony of the day.

In the former home of Mahatma Gandhi, we find the following quote, prominently posted:

“It is doubtful that the efforts of the Mahatma would have succeeded except that he was appealing to the conscience of a Christianized people”

— Bertrand Russell

So here we have, posted in the home of a Buddhist, the words of a militant atheist, extolling the virtues of Christianity.

So much for the argument that the judeo-christian ethic is not Central to Western culture. The constant claim that the judeo-christian ethic is an evil to be overcome is similarly bombed out of existence.

At the bottom line culture exists, and it matters.

I have repeatedly said over the years and hold today that America could not have been created as such with Islam as its cultural philosophy. Nor any of the pantheistic religions, nor atheism.

When the Democrats tell you that they want to make America over, fundamentally change america, remember that it’s no accident that they consistently try to overcome Christianity and its part in the foundation of our unique American culture.

Eric Florack on October 24th, 2020

It’s about 5:30 in the morning on Saturday as I write this, from my temporary perch next to the Whitestone bridge in New York City.

There’s an article in this morning’s New York Post:

Manhattan’s beloved Strand Book Store published a call for help this week, admitting that the business has seen a massive financial decline as a result of COVID-19 and is on the brink of shuttering.

“The Strand’s revenue has dropped nearly 70% compared to last year,” Strand owner Nancy Bass Wyden admitted in a letter posted to Twitter on Friday afternoon. “Because of the impact of COVID-19, we cannot survive the huge decline in foot-traffic, a near-complete loss of tourism, and zero in-store events (compared to 400 events pre-pandemic).”

Over at Instapundant, Sarah Hoyt remarks on the story:


And that my friends, is precisely correct.

Folks, it’s not the pandemic that’s killing the Strand, the pandemic is not whats’s killing New York City. What’s doing that is the lack of leadership under these conditions at the city and state level.

I’m sure I’ll be told that this is an exaggeration, the books have been going bye bye for years in the face of the electronic age and a half a dozen other excuses,but think again:

I’m listening to the radio stations here in the city one of whom is talking about record low rent rates. According to Joe Connolly over at WCBS, business space is being offered for rates they haven’t seen in 90 years. In short, it’s not just the Strand that’s dying off. It’s every business in the city.

And with all respect to the ownership of the strand, it’s not just covid-19 either. Nor is it just businesses that are giving up.

The Post ran a story last August that makes it clear what the problem is:

On Sunday, The Post highlighted families who’ve given up on the Upper West Side — now teeming with junkies, the homeless, convicts and others — and are headed for greener pastures outside Gotham.

Meanwhile, Fox Business reports that moving companies are seeing a continuing surge in citywide business that began soon after the COVID outbreak. And while many of those fleeing may come from Manhattan, the trend is surely not confined to the Upper West Side.

The article goes on to report that every moving company in the city is working overtime at a rate they’ve never seen before, people moving out of New York State and New York City particularly.

It isn’t covid-19 that’s killing off new york. It’s Democrat “leadership”

And the thing is… for all of their bluster… It’s obvious that Cuomo and de Blasio have not a clue what to do about it, or they simply don’t care.

To those people fleeing New York, I have only one request:for the love of your country, don’t bring your Democrat party voting habits with you. They are what put New York City and New York State into the position that they are in.

Remember, stop the spread.

Eric Florack on October 23rd, 2020

Joe Biden has several vulnerabilities, among them are the idea that he’s at least as corrupt as Hillary Clinton but he isn’t as smart.

Given the way sleepy Joe got his sitting device handed to him last night I’d say Trump has identified them as well.

Another vulnerability is Biden’s insistence on coming down both sides of every issue. Take fracking,for example. When Trump called him out on his two-faced dealings on the subject, Biden challenged him to produce a video. And typically epic Trump fashion it was posted before the debate was officially over. I say officially over because Biden knew it was over long before that.

In my estimation if there was any chance of Joe Biden becoming president, that was lost last night and the nation is breathing easier today as a result.

davidl on October 23rd, 2020

Slow Joe, b/k/a Joseph Biden(moron – DE) chronic, habitual and instinctive liar. When challenged by a difficult question, Slow Joe’s response is tell a like. Previously Slow Joe repeated the same lie about being the first in his family to go to college that blew up his 1988 presidential campaign. In last nights debate Slow Joe reached farther in his trash bag, and repeated Barrack Obama’s award winning lie from 2013 on Obamacare, “If you like your insurance you can keep your insurance, from National Public Radio:

President Obama’s oft-repeated promise that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” is 2013’s “lie of the year,” according to the fact checkers at the Tampa Bay Times’ nonpartisan PolitiFact project.

Slow Joe on keeping your insurance, video:

Hat tip and text, PJ Media:

“Not one single person on private insurance would lose their insurance under my plan, nor did they under Obamacare. They did not lose their insurance unless they chose something else,”

I see but two explanations for Slow Joe’s yarn.  One, Slow Joe is no dement he can not remember the media reaction to the Obama-Biden administration signature achievement or two, he views the media as so toothless and impotent as not to report on it.  So Kristen Walker, is it door one or door two?

Eric Florack on October 23rd, 2020

There’s no question in my mind.

I’m watching the debate, and I’m left with a rather startling conclusion… They’ve got enough Adderall in the “big guy” that he could concentrate orange juice by simply doing his Adam Schiff impersonation.

All the behavioral and physical earmarks are there.

As another observer put it this evening..

…psychotropic drugs dialate the pupils to the point of black eyes… very common with old people drugs… one step away from a chemical lobotomy… very common…

If you had any ideas at all that he was a short timer for the oval office because of his age, the stuff they keep pumping into him to make what laughingly passes for good public appearances isn’t doing him any favors. He simply can’t keep this up forever.

On the other hand I wouldn’t worry much about it. If the polling trends that I’ve been mentioning here for the last few months hold, he won’t have to.

davidl on October 22nd, 2020

A wise man might say: Seldom, if ever, say never.  Slow Joe, b/k/a Joseph Biden(moron – DE) is not a wise man, nor a honest one, from PJ Media:

Joe Biden, “America was an idea. We’ve never lived up to it but we’ve never walked away from it before.”

Americans have lived up to the ideals of America.  The Declaration of Independence repudiated the Devine Rights of Kings to Rule.  Such a declaration was considered Treason, and all fifty-six signatories put themselves at risk of being hanged for Treason.

On Nine Eleven over three Fire Department, City of New York fire fighters died as result of entering burning buildings which they knew they could not escape alive.

On 22 January 1968, grandson of Serbian immigrants United States Air Force Captain Lance Sijan died in the Hanoi Hilton as a result of stubborn resistance to his North Vietnamese captors.

For our entire history Americans, well some, have heeded the call of their country.  Others, not so much.

In Benghazi, Libya, on September 11–12, 2012, Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods died as a result of preplanned attack on an American diplomatic facility.  An attack in which the feckless Obama – Biden administration never even attempted a rescue mission.  However the Obamatards did attempt a cover-up.

Slow Joe, unlike the heroes mentioned above has never failed to place his personal financial interest above the interests of the country he so badly wants to leave.

davidl on October 22nd, 2020

It is no secret that at 77, Slow Joe, b/k/a Joseph Biden(moron – DE) is a mean, petty , vile old man. Thanks to the National Review that Slow Joe selfish nature is not exactly new. NR has dug up a Kitty Kelly interview with the then young pup senator from 1974.

Description from Red State:

Biden’s comments on a variety of subjects during that interview — granted it was 1974 when he was only 31 — are not only cringe-worthy, in some cases they are contemptible.

One thing that cannot be missed — again a reflection of a bygone era — is the degree to which Biden focused on income, wealth, and status as things that he felt entitled to by virtue of his election to the Senate.

Commentary, Then Slow Joe said he could be a good senator and a good president.  The record in Joe’s thirty-six years in the Senate, his legislative achievements amount to a practical zero.

Slow Joe calls himself smart.  Yet he had to cheat his way thru law school and plagiarize his campaign stump speeches.  There three types of people, the smart who know what they know, the dumb who know that they don’t know and the truly dumb who think they know what they fact do not know.  Color Joe the last.

Unlike most other senators, Biden makes no bones about saving he is underpaid. ….“I dont know about the rest of you but I am worth a lot more than my salary of $42,500 a year in this body. It seems to me that we should flat out tell the American people we are worth our salt.”

Joe claims to be smart.  Yet he runs for a job knowing, or should have known, what is paid, but upon assuming office complains he is somehow underpaid.  Joe is you didn’t feel that forty-two thousand dollar as adequate compensation for a man of your talents, you should have sought a better position.

From Red State:

Does Joe Biden really believe anything, or is politics all a process of performance art and showmanship?  He seemed to gravitate towards the latter view in the Kitty Kelly interview:

Eric Florack on October 22nd, 2020

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

# So, one becomes racist by refusing to vote for an 80-year-old White guy who told us all unabashedly that he held KKK Robert Byrd as a mentor… his words, not mine. Yeah, that makes sense.

# Would it surprise you to learn that there are people making money off of this coronavirus lockdown? Would it shock you to learn that one of those people is the architect of obamacare?

# Meanwhile, for all of the screaming and hollering about how there’s new coveted 19 infection cells out there, and we’re looking at more lockdowns, the fact is, Covid-19 death rates continue to fall.

# So what was Jeffrey Toobin so excited about?

# The Transcripts in the Ghislaine Maxwell case are to be released… maybe. Now the trick is, to make sure she survives long enough to testify. My money is on a mysterious heart attack.

# Funny thing, every time the left starts defending itself by claiming the charges against it are conspiracy theories, those conspiracy theories end up proving to be cold hard fact. Every single time.

# So Iran is now interfering in our elections? Supporting Biden, of course…

# I notice over at instapundant, John Tierney says: “NO, HE’S WOKE: Is the Pope Catholic? Francis’s new encyclical reads like a UN mission statement. He demonizes capitalism, and his ecological fundamentalism is more pagan than Catholic.

#Of course, George Soros pouring money into Catholic groups like the Jesuits for example, might have something to do with that. Meantime I keep waiting for this Pope to tell us all about how abortion is a sacrament of God.

Eric Florack on October 21st, 2020

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

# I note the passing of Spencer Davis. Definitionally, an underrated musical influence.

# I see that Rush Limbaugh’s cancer is getting worse.

I hope he lives long enough to see Donald Trump’s sworn in for his second term. Dying wishes, and all that.

# Apparently, the Biden campaign hasn’t noticed that the Earth isn’t getting warmer. It’s always amazed me that those that profess to “believe in science” don’t believe the actual observations, instead favoring the theoretical models, which are proven dead wrong so often it’s become absolutely routine. Possibly that has something to do with the idea that the theoretical models put more power in the hands of people like Al Gore and Joe Biden.

# I don’t know about you but I’m still waiting for a peaceful transition of power from the 2016 election.

# So all that pandering to Islam that Joe Biden has been doing lately has apparently backfired.

# And finally, additional details about Hunter Biden’s laptop:

Eric Florack on October 21st, 2020

Here ya go! Biden’s 47 years of accomplishments.
1973 Biden enters elective politics.

1977 ***Biden fights to keep schools segregated because in his own words, “allowing blacks to integrate would create a racial jungle”… fact check me….
1988 ***ran for president but had to end his campaign after getting busted for plagiarism…
1990 Hang on almost there…
1994 ***Biden writes the “Stop and Frisk” law which is what blacks blame for “systemic racism” today. This law took millions of black men from their homes and transplanted them into prison. Way to go Joe. This was Biden’s biggest accomplishment in 47 years of elected office. Factcheck me…it’s true.
1997 Almost, not yet…
2007 Joe Biden is discussed as a vice presidential candidate for a Barack Obama ticket. The job of the vice president is to make the president look good. Joe Biden is uniquely qualified in that aspect.

2008 calls Obama an “articulate” and “clean” person…

davidl on October 20th, 2020

Slow Joe, Pere Biden, b/k/a Joseph R. Biden(Crook – DE) is a crime family boss, and has been one for a very long time. It appears that Boy Biden, b./k/a Hunter Biden was groomed to be a bag man for Pere Biden, and has never held an honest job in his life, from Federalist:

Hunter Biden profited from his father’s political connections long before he struck questionable deals in countries where Joe Biden was undertaking diplomatic missions as vice president. In fact, virtually all the jobs listed on his resume going back to his first position out of college, which paid a six-figure salary, came courtesy of the former six-term senator’s donors, lobbyists, and allies, a RealClearInvestigations examination has found.

One document reviewed by RCI reveals that a Biden associate admitted “finding employment” for Hunter Biden specifically as a special favor to his father, then a Senate leader running for president. He secured a $1.2 million gig on Wall Street for his young son, even though it was understood he had no experience in high finance. Many of his generous patrons, in turn, ended up with legislation and policies favorable to their businesses or investments, an RCI review of lobbying records and legislative actions taken by the elder Biden confirms.

Boy Biden complained to his daughter that he had to pay a fifty percent family tax to Pere Biden. Then what choice did Boy Biden have? He had no marketable job skills and was being grossly over paid by Pere’s political patrons. Forces me to wonder how Boy Biden got hooked on crack in the first place.

Eric Florack on October 20th, 2020

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

# So Jeffrey Toobin got himself into hot water? No worries. After all it wasn’t a really big thing.

# Just a reminder.. Dr. Birx predicted back in March that there would be up to 200,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths ‘if we do things almost perfectly’. So why aren’t the Democrats saying that Trump followed the science, and did things almost perfectly? This is why. ..

“Remember, the only hope that Joe Biden has of winning the election is if voters don’t think about the economy because they’re too distracted by the fact that they think the ‘rona is going to kill them before the next morning’s breakfast.”

# Apparently, the NFL hasn’t learned the lesson yet. Idiots.

# it’s not about Hunter Biden…it’s about his old man.

Eric Florack on October 20th, 2020

It’s almost like there’s a pattern here…

New documents unveiled in an explosive Senate report Wednesday show former Secretary of State John Kerry lied to reporters when asked whether he was aware of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son serving in a lucrative board position for a Ukrainian energy company.

“I had no knowledge about any of that. None. No,” Kerry said in December last year at the height of President Donald Trump’s impeachment process, which shed light on the Biden family’s conflicts of interest in Ukraine.

But meanwhile

John Kerry’s stepson rushed to play damage control at the State Department after his business partner Hunter Biden cut a deal with an oligarch-owned Ukrainian gas company in 2014, according to internal State Department correspondence obtained by the Washington Examiner.


It’s what Democrats do.

Eric Florack on October 20th, 2020

The laptop is genuine, folks.