davidl on December 2nd, 2020

Dr. Walter E. Williams has passed. From his last column published yesterday, CNS News:

If we accept the notion that rotten education is not preordained, then I wonder when the black community will demand an end to an educational environment that condemns so many youngsters to mediocrity. You can bet the rent money that white liberals and high-income blacks would not begin to accept the kind of education for their children that most blacks receive.

The school climate, seldom discussed, plays a very important role in education. During the 2017-18 school year, there were an estimated 962,300 violent incidents and 476,100 nonviolent incidents in U.S. public schools nationwide. Schools with 1,000 or more students had at least one sworn law enforcement officer. About 90% of those law enforcement officers carry firearms. Aside from violence, there are many instances of outright disrespect for teachers. First- and second-graders telling teachers to “shut the f—- up” and calling teachers “b——h.”

Salute Sir.

davidl on November 28th, 2020

America’s favorite lawyer Sidney Powell has unleased the Kragen in the person of Dr. Navid Keshavarz-Nia, here after Dr. Kragen, from Andrea Widburg, American Thinker:

Although he had no access to the machines, Dr. Kershavarz has looked at available data about the election and the vote results. Based on that information, he concluded

1. The counts in the disputed states (Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia) show electronic manipulation.

2. The simultaneous decision in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia to pretend to halt counting votes was unprecedented and demonstrated a coordinated effort to collude towards desired results.

3. 1-2% of votes were forged in Biden’s favor.

4. Optical scanners were set to accept unverified, un-validated ballots.

5. The scanners failed to keep records for audits, an outcome that must have been deliberately programmed.

6. The stolen cryptographic key, which applied to all voting systems, was used to alter vote counts.

7. The favorable votes pouring in after hours for Biden could not be accounted for by a Democrat preference for mailed-in ballots. They demonstrated manipulation. For example, in Pennsylvania, it was physically impossible to feed 400,000 ballots into the machines within 2-3 hours.

8. Dominion used Chinese parts and there’s reason to believe that China, Venezuela, Cuba interfered in the election.

9. There was a Hammer and Scorecard cyberattack that altered votes in the battleground states, and then forwarded the results to Scytl servers in Frankfurt, Germany, to avoid detection.

10. The systems failed to produce any auditable results.

Dr. Kragen has concluded that ‘”Based on the above findings, Dr. Keshavarz-Nia concluded with “high confidence that the election 2020 data were altered in all battleground states resulting in a [sic] hundreds of thousands of votes that were cast for President Trump to be transferred [sic] to Vice President Biden.”’

The late Dr. Carl Sagan opined that extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.  I find that one Two in the Morning vote dumps would alter the outcome of state’s election to in of itself out of the ordinary.  That is happened five times is beyond the realm of belief.
Let Slow Joe either offer a plausible explanation, or find one of his minions to do so on his behalf.
Joey’s claim to victory hinges of supposed victories in swings states all using election systems and software that could not be certified.  Biden’s swing state claims can not and should not be certified.

davidl on November 27th, 2020

There are smart people, stupid people and dangerous people.  One kind of dangerous person is the stupid person, who fancies himself as smart.  One such person, who fancies himself as smart and presidential, is Joey Biden, a/k/a Slow Joe, b/k/a Joseph Biden(moron – DE).  It is common to hear Joey referred as smart, but only by Slow Joe himself.  You don’t have to call a attention of smart person.  The quality is obvious.

Slow Joe’s problem, and potentially the nation’s problem, is Joey’s habit to rush solve problems he is incapable of understanding.  Joey proclaims that wants to heal the nation, despite being the inapt person to call for healing since maybe the chair of the Simpson murder jury.

Despite his claim to having been a professor of constitutional law, the Reverend-Elect Biden ignore the concept of Separation of Church and State to give a Sermon as Pastor-in-Chief elect, video:

Is Palmist what they call a pickpocket in Delaware?  The nation did not for Slow Joe to be President, and nobody voted for him to our state preacher.  Joey claims to a devote Catholic.  Yet when was the last millennium Biden was in a church, any Christian church?

Slow Joe is not capable of healing the nation.  If he were capable of healing anybody he should have healed his son Hunter.  What Slow Joes is capable of doing and what he did do was to demonstrate his habit of rushing in with no clue.  It should be as plain as the psalm of your hand.

Eric Florack on November 27th, 2020

When you see government agencies screaming about “stop the spread”, demanding you wear masks, “social distance” etc, it’s not because they actually give a flying poop about you… Whether or not you get sick, or your quality of life. They’re trying to cover their own backsides, making sure that healthcare resources are not overstressed…. Healthcare resources they themselves limited.

(Always remember that when government runs healthcare, every healthcare decision is a political one.)

It ends up coming down to a

politician saving his cushy little gig… And if they don’t have the medical resources to keep your loved ones alive, so be it. If that means grandma doesn’t get any visitors, so be it. If that means businesses closed all over the country and the economy is crippled, so be it. The government has its priorities after all.

Back in the mid-90s the Democrats liked to claim that the Republicans were pushing Grandma off a cliff in her wheelchair. Effectively that’s what’s going on here, except it’s at the hands of the Democrats who have been aching and working non-stop toward a government takeover of healthcare.

It’s their planning that limited healthcare and put us in the situation where we are unable to respond properly to a large influx of patients.

The truth is, you can’t stop the spread, all you can do is slow it down a little. Government cannot and will not protect you from a virus. Eventually everyone on the planet is going to be exposed to this thing in one form or another. There are no exceptions.

By the way, did you guys happen to notice the Supreme Court ruling as regards Cuomo’s dictatorial covid-19 nonsense?

It would appear that at least a few of the Supreme Court justices can still read the Constitution.

Meanwhile, I find this study very interesting…it appears that there have been absolutely no excess deaths from covid-19.

Addendum Eric:

Of course, the study has now been deleted. Apparently it’s not to somebody’s advantage. Seems to me I’ve heard that this kind of thing before.

Eric Florack on November 27th, 2020

Does anybody really care what Mark Cuban has to say about anything? Anything at all?

The guy is a billionaire investor, and a reality TV star… Which we were told when Donald Trump came on the scene, has a billionaire investor and a reality TV star gave him no credibility at all..

The rich, we are told incessantly, are evil, selfish beings to be overcome, or at least devoutly ignored, and yet the leftist “mainstream” press fawns all over Cuban when he presumes to speak for Joe and Jane average… People with whom he has no affinity and frankly no connection whatsoever.


reason for that is not all that hard to determine. When he makes that presumption he invariably comes down on the left side of the issue and loading Democrat party policy, socialist policy.

As an example of that presumption…

Mark Cuban accused Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ted Cruz of prioritizing their political parties over the needs of the American people as the two traded barbs over who’s to blame for a monthslong impasse on another coronavirus relief package.

Even Fox news came up with something on that line on air this morning.

What a crock.

And before you even start with me about him going after AOC, what is he after with this argument? Massive government spending.

Postulate a billionaire speaking out for conservative causes, or (gasp!), lowering spending. The media would immediately be slamming the guy, and we have all seen this happen before. As it is, Cuban has become one of their go-to voices… For the same reason that John McCain became the liberal media’s go-to guy.

All of this is eminently predictable of course, having happened so often with other people in the past.

Eric Florack on November 26th, 2020

Just some thoughts on this Thanksgiving day.

Perhaps some of you are unaware of the origins of this day being set aside as a national day of Thanksgiving.

Also, you may not know that Ol’ Ben Franklin wanted to make the Turkey the national bird, thinking the Eagle a bird of Bad moral character, a rank coward.

Ben Franklin‘course now, the turkey Ben Franklin knew was brightly plumed, and a rather cunning bird… and one that wasn’t so darned fat he couldn’t fly. So, had Ben had his way, the turkey would be in the endagered species list, and we’d all be eating roast Eagle, with all the trimmings, I suppose.

Seriously, though… some of you wonder who we’re thanking, and for what. A look back will answer these questions, and possibly give you a new perspective on things.

Many of you, I’m sure don’t know that Thomas Jefferson wasn’t interested in a national day of Thanksgiving, apparently being conflicted about who we were to thank. However, some more open minded people prevailed. Like George Washington, for example… who said in part, in his Thanksgiving Day Proclamation;

Geo WashingtonNOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and affign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of thefe States to the fervice of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our fincere and humble thanksfor His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the fignal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpofitions of His providence in the courfe and conclufion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have fince enjoyed;- for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to eftablish Conftitutions of government for our fafety and happinefs, and particularly the national one now lately instituted;- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are bleffed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffufing useful knowledge;- and, in general, for all the great and various favours which He has been pleafed to confer upon us.

In 1863, Lincoln had cause to be thankful, as well.

Abe LincolnBy the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.

And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

William H. Seward,
Secretary of State

Of course Thanksgiving in it’s current context would be eventually declared unconstitutional, if we allow the courts to run things. And perhaps that’s something we ought to remember today, as well.. and be thankful that they’ve not gotten that kind of power from us. That, I am certainly thankful for. (May they NEVER have such power!) If original intent counts for anything in the realm of the Constitution, and I think it does, these proclaimations should end the argument about claims of seperation of church and state.. and the push toward the removal of the one we should be thankful to, today.

Johnathan Rothenburg said a few years ago, aptly,

While we can and should have debates within the political arena as to the correct role that religion should play in contemporary American society, that debate should be settled democratically by voters, not capriciously by judges. Liberals have often enjoyed success in the courts when they have failed at the ballot box, such as with broad interpretations of the Establishment Clause, these precedents set by our greatest Presidents demonstrate that America’s cultural underpinnings were never based on atheism.

Well, we know why they refuse to bring it to a vote; because they know which way it’ll fall out.

hillary31.jpgYa know, a look back into history today is relevant as well.  Let’s go back to 2003, when Hillary Clinton visited Bagram AFB, to an NewsMax inside story:

“U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton forced U.S. troops stationed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to wait for their Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday while she and her entourage arrived late, then cut in line and were served first.”

Well, THAT figures, doesn’t it?
One point that comes up in this story more fully explains why Hitlery’s visit to Bagram wasn’t covered as heavily as one might expect:

People magazine was on hand to cover the event and wanted to interview the troops for reaction to Clinton’s visit.

“But they were getting declined left and right,” our source said. “People were actually telling the reporters, ‘You don’t want to print what I think about her and her visit.'”

After Clinton and her entourage departed, the only topics GIs wanted to talk about were “how great the food was and how fantastic they thought George Bush’s visit to Iraq was.”

I wonder what Hillary Clinton’s view of Thanksgiving is, huh?

Meanwhile, President Bush also showed up in the area.. in Iraq, specifically, and got a bit of a different response I said at the time:

What a brilliant bit of being president! What a fabulous story this is! Now, it didn’t take long at all for about everyone to see that this at least was going to mean a tremendous boost to Bush’s popularity numbers. Which of course means that Democrats and the leftist media were going to try and find a way to spin this against him. But a funny thing happened on the way to the microphones; The Democrat leadership couldn’t get their act together, and all came out looking like idiots. And the rank and file is getting rather desperate.

As soon as this story broke on Thanksgiving day, I jumped on the net and went over to Democraticunderground.com, where I found: (Warning; the language is about what you’d expect from someone of their mental capacity.)

I fear that this one gesture will be the tipping point past which * re-connects with wavering white males and so-called independents. The media is ga-ga over this farce of a visit. The messages from the whore centers will get much more syrupy and orgasmic as the weekend approaches cultminating in a literal ejactulation of praise and wonder on the sunday talk shows. Even Democratic senators will be stepping all over themselves to praise *’s holy visit as an act of courage and daring-do. It won’t be pretty and it won’t be easy to take.

I feel in my gut that this changes everything. The sheeple are just beginning to pay attention to the dawning political season and, for many, this stunt will be their initial waking image: “Our President is indeed a cool guy. Our President is indeed brave and true. Our President risked his life to visit our troops.” And yada yada yada yada …..

Counter that with Dashle, and Biden, and Zell Miller, and all the rest of the regular cast of mealy-mouthed spinless Dems who, mark my words, will end up praising the piss-ant poseur, and what do you have? You have the very real makings of a blowout landslide for fascism and all that is transparently un-american gaining unambiguous approval in November of 2004.

This is the worst I’ve felt in my entire life on this shithole of a planet in this shithole of a country. I can’t image what I’ll feel like in early November 2004. I can’t imagine feeling worse than I do right now but I’ve got to prepare myself for something I dread and fear to the very depth of my soul: The final and irrevokable loss of our democracy to fascism.

What the fuck have we become? In the final analysis it was all just so much sand sifting through our fingers. Just so much sand.

Amazing stuff. Rather reminds me of an aniumal having been backed into a corner. Another pipes up in the same thread:

This feels like it’s the beginning of the end for us.

He’s wrong, of course. The beginning of the end was accomplished quite a while ago…. as the first message demonstrates.

What perhaps put this even further into Mr Bush’s court, though was his remarks at the dinner: (bolds are my own)

“Thank you. I was just looking for a warm meal somewhere. Thank you for inviting me to dinner. General Sanchez, thank you, sir, for your kind invitation and your strong leadership. Ambassador Bremer, thank you for your steadfast belief in freedom and peace. I want to thank the members of the Governing Council who are here, pleased you are joining us on our nation’s great holiday, it’s a chance to give thanks to the Almighty for the many blessings we receive.

President Bush visiting the troops

I’m particularly proud to be with the 1st Armored Division, the 2nd ACR, the 82nd Airborne. I can’t think of a finer group of folks to have Thanksgiving dinner with than you all. We’re proud of you. Today, Americans are gathering with their loved ones to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. And this year we are especially thankful for the courage and the sacrifice of those who defend us, the men and women of the United States military.

I bring a message on behalf of America: We thank you for your service, we’re proud of you, and America stands solidly behind you. Together, you and I have taken an oath to defend our country. You’re honoring that oath. The United States military is doing a fantastic job. You are defeating the terrorists here in Iraq, so that we don’t have to face them in our own country. You’re defeating Saddam’s henchmen, so that the people of Iraq can live in peace and freedom.

By helping the Iraqi people become free, you’re helping change a troubled and violent part of the world. By helping to build a peaceful and democratic country in the heart of the Middle East, you are defending the American people from danger and we are grateful.

You’re engaged in a difficult mission. Those who attack our coalition forces and kill innocent Iraqis are testing our will. They hope we will run. We did not charge hundreds of miles into the heart of Iraq, pay a bitter cost in casualties, defeat a brutal dictator and liberate 25 million people only to retreat before a band of thugs and assassins.

President Bush visits the troops

We will prevail. We will win because our cause is just. We will win because we will stay on the offensive. And we will win because you’re part of the finest military ever assembled. And we will prevail because the Iraqis want their freedom.

Every day you see firsthand the commitment to sacrifice that the Iraqi people are making to secure their own freedom. I have a message for the Iraqi people: You have an opportunity to seize the moment and rebuild your great country, based on human dignity and freedom. The regime of Saddam Hussein is gone forever.

The United States and our coalition will help you, help you build a peaceful country so that your children can have a bright future. We’ll help you find and bring to justice the people who terrorized you for years and are still killing innocent Iraqis. We will stay until the job is done. I’m confident we will succeed, because you, the Iraqi people, will show the world that you’re not only courageous, but that you can govern yourself wisely and justly.

On this Thanksgiving, our nation remembers the men and women of our military, your friends and comrades who paid the ultimate price for our security and freedom. We ask for God’s blessings on their families, their loved ones and their friends, and we pray for your safety and your strength, as you continue to defend America and to spread freedom.

Each one of you has answered a great call, participating in an historic moment in world history. You live by a code of honor, of service to your nation, with the safety and the security of your fellow citizens. Our military is full of the finest people on the face of the earth. I’m proud to be your commander in chief. I bring greetings from America. May God bless you all.”

The response to his showing up was thunderous applause, both in the hall, and here at home. “It’s got to be a lonely moment for them,” said the President. “I thought it was important to send that message that we care for them (the troops) and we support them strongly, that we erase any doubts in their minds as to whether or not the people stand with them.”

He also said, correctly ” Having seen the reaction of those troops, you know it was the right thing to do.”

Given the response at home, it was the right thing to do on that score, as well. This trip did several things:

It got Michael Jackson off the front page, at least until the press figured out there was no way to spin this negative for the president.

Much as some in the press bicthewd and moaned about not being told about his trip, it showed clearly that most people here at home approve of the President not telling the press his every move. One could extrapolate that a bit and take the suggestion that the President has more trust in the end, than the press does.

It upstaged Hitlery’s trip, basically keeping her off the screens… given her trip, she couldn’t even bitch about Bush’s trip. It should not have, however. Look what she pulls: In what must have been a demoralizing message to U.S. soldiers she told them that Americans back home are growing increasingly skeptical of President Bush’s decision to send them into battle. What a moron.

It answered all those who figured we’re going to cut and run.

It made a rather clear demonstration of the differences between an administrator and a leader. Nobody since Reagan and to a lesser degree, Bush Sr., understood this difference. It’s clear by the polling data, however, that the American people, including his opposition, understand the difference.

And perhaps that’s where I ought to leave this. With the troops.
Among the many things I am thankful for this thanksgiving, is we have so many fine, brave people willing to give of their time, their talents, and possibly their lives, for something bigger.

They’re there because they know the job needs doing. But it’s a job they can’t do alone. I’d like you to consider saying a prayer for our fighting men and women, today. Doesn’t have to be fancy. Just thank God for them. Ask for his help in the Iraq mess being settled, so that as many as possible can come home.

All's readyOh… one more thing, I think. Pay attention to those around the table with you this day. Give thanks for them while you have them. No relationship is forever, since we are all mortal.

Put aside what petty differences you have with these special people in your life, for special they are.  Alas!, that many of us find out how special they were only after they are gone from us. And celebrate that whatever else happens, you are together, this day.

The word is “horrendous”.

Ben Shapiro over at Real Clear Politics looks at the oncoming free train and says…

After spending two years avoiding serious questions about his policy preferences, his team and his prospective presidency, we now know what Joe Biden intends to do should the Electoral College, as expected, vote for him in December: He’ll reopen the swamp for business. The media spent four long years suggesting that President Donald Trump was steeped in corruption, ensconced in partisanship, enmeshed in dangerous foreign policy fiascos. The media assured us that they would defend democracy from Trump’s brutalities, that they would spend every waking moment fighting to prevent anyone from accepting Trumpian standards as the “new normal.”

And of course let’s ignore the fact that that’s precisely the change that the people voted for back in 2016.

Instead, the media suggested we needed to return to the old “normal” — by which they meant a system in which the media and Democrats worked hand-in-glove together to lie to the American public about the content of policy (“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor!” — former President Barack Obama); in which conventional wisdom was treated as gospel truth, no matter how wrong it was (“There will be no advanced and separate peace with the Arab world without the Palestinian process” — John Kerry on Israel); and in which cozy relationships between corporations and government were considered de rigueur.

essentially, what we’re going to have is four years worth of liberal backsliding. Assuming that the country lasts quite that long under their “leadership”.

Frankly at this point that’s an open question.

Eric Florack on November 24th, 2020

We’ve been played, folks.

From Behind the Black

A new study published in the journal Nature has found that people who are either asymptomatic or undergoing a secondary illness of COVID-19 are simply not infectious, and don’t give the virus to others.

In other words, it appears that the only time people can infect others is when they have the virus for the first time, and only when they are symptomatic. Lock downs and the use of masks by the healthy accomplish nothing. All you need to do is quarantine the symptomatic patient, as human societies have been doing for centuries and centuries.

The emphasis is mine.

…and I wouldn’t say it was completely useless, after all it helped sway an election. Ladies and gentlemen, what we have been witness to is Stalin and the chicken writ large. And it would appear that Americans have figured that part out

Eric Florack on November 20th, 2020

I’m with Sarah Hoyt…


And the reason I don’t want to hear it is because this is not remotely about Trump anymore. This is about us, and our right to representation. This is about a Republic if we can keep it. So stop rolling over, because rolling over is going to get you under the boot of the global oligarchy. You’re Americans. Remember that. Stand on two.

This is no time to be “reasonable.” Mr. Reasonable has left the room. And he’s taken Ms. Conciliatory with him.

Deb at at American Greatness digs in..

Giuliani stressed that he has 100 more affidavits attesting to election fraud but the witnesses are afraid to have their names publicized because “they don’t want to have their lives torn apart by the goons on the other side.

“We don’t do that to them” the former NY mayor noted. “They’ve done that to a lot of our people And they’ve done it for four years. And it’s outrageous that it’s tolerated, and it’s tolerated because YOU condone it in the press and you don’t cover it and you don’t condemn it,” Giuliani declared, pointing at the reporters in the room. “A lawyer shouldn’t have to withdraw from a case because he’s representing the president of the United States.”

“In Michigan and Wisconsin we have overvotes in numerous precincts of 150 percent, 200 percent, and 300 percent. One of the reasons the two Republicans did not certify in Wayne County, Michigan is because the overvote was so high—monstrously high in about two thirds of the precincts in the city of Detroit,” Giuliani told reporters.

Sidney Powell said that she has collected evidence of a vote switching scheme involving Dominion machine and Smartmatic software.

She told reporters that the Smartmatic technology software was developed in Venezuela to steal elections for Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez almost 15 years ago, and stated that she had a strong witness who had submitted an affidavit testifying to that.

This isn’t going away, folks.

This thing has smelled from the beginning and now it’s beginning to be revealed.

Eric Florack on November 18th, 2020

According to reports I’m seeing the official numbers of people who have left New York City since March to take up life elsewhere in the country easily tops 300,000 people. Since some of those numbers are change of address which could include entire families the number is in all likelihood much higher period some estimates I see as high as 750,000.

I know people that have spent their entire lives in New York City never having traveled outside of it for more than a day or two, who are now considering leaving the place permanently.

I’ve spoken with moving companies and what they tell me is precisely the same thing I’m hearing on local news in NYC… Existing moving trucks are booked until at least mid-june.

Reasons officially listed for this mad rush to the exits? 

Everything being closed down, and covid-19. The real reason, of course, is government, which has both mishandled the coronavirus, and has shut everything down. In this case, specifically, Cuomo the lesser, and de Blasio the communist. Because of those two idiots, crime is through the ceiling, (NYPD being throttled as it is) disease is rampant, taxes are outrageous, and the price of everything is through the roof. All of these can be directly laid on the lap of government both city and state.

I grant you that 750,000 people in terms of New York City doesn’t seem all that large, and can likely be counted as one city block.the thing is, this Exodus shows no sign whatsoever of slowing down anytime soon.

One can only hope that the New Yorkers that have finally reached the international “enough” line, and have made for the exits don’t bring their Democrat party voting habits with them thereby turning wherever they move to into the same hell that they escaped.

davidl on November 15th, 2020

I am sure Eric will appreciate this story. There are few jobs with warmer hot seats that an on-air broadcast personality. The on-air talent sells his trust, and the company sells advertising. Lose the trust, lose the advertising.

Fox has lost the trust of patriotic Americans and is losing audience, look who is gaining, from Red State:

Well, this is unexpected. While I knew Fox News was losing viewers (at least during the times when Tucker Carlson and the rest of the prime time lineup aren’t saving them), I didn’t expect a competing, right-leaning network to do this well, this soon against the conservative news giant.

Newsmax broke 1 million viewers for the first time ever. ‘Greg Kelly Reports’ was the happy recipient of what appears to be a wave of Republican viewers changing the channel.

Fox News gained fifty percent market share when it was a dependable patriotic news source. That share is up for grabs. If a playboy like Ted Turner can make his cable news, I am sure that a businessman, say Donald J. Trump (Sr. or Jr.) can as well. The magazines are full of ordinance read to fire.

Addendum: (Eric)

I was wondering which way that particular race was going to go. I am reminded of a somewhat less critical battle between AM radio stations back in the middle 70s, here in the Rochester area, between WBBF and WAXC, the two top 40 stations in town at that time.

WBBF was a little 1,000 w station that for almost a decade have been kicking butt on the rest of the market, all but one of which had larger coverage.

Along came WAXC, who decided they were going to challenge the hold that BBF had on the market. It took them a few years but they eventually did it period when they did the owners decided okay I’ve had enough and they sold it to a new owner who immediately changed the format and the call sign of the station. Completely different feel, completely different music, and their audience basically disappeared overnight. The new call was WWWG, which, the local pundits labeled “what went wrong guys?”

I’d like to say that’s all this is with Fox news. Even though the majority of it fits, there is a political angle to all of this that cannot be ignored… And the repercussions of it are going to be large.

Eric Florack on November 14th, 2020

Do you know if anybody else that actually has three autobiographies? That’s our Barry. I think we have an operative description for “vane and self-centered.” I mean, look I will grant you that anyone running for office has a healthy ego, but, come on.

I’m not going to bother linking it but the New York Times reviewed it a couple of days ago and is absolutely orgasmic over it. Then again, they would be.

Found this elsewhere this morning…

“In his forthcoming memoir, “A Promised Land,” Obama claims Trump’s presidency was the result of “millions of Americans spooked by a Black man in the White House.”

So what you’re saying is Donald Trump got elected because we’re all racist. It always seems to come back to that crutch, doesn’t it?

Sorry, Barry, but, no. There are several Black people I would be proud to cast my vote for president.

I was “spooked” by a leftist in the White House who hates Americans, Christians, and White people. It had absolutely nothing to do with your skin color.

Allow me to put this as plainly as possible;

I don’t give a damn what your skin color is. If you are of the idiotic mindset that government is the solution, you are the problem.

Eric Florack on November 13th, 2020

Eric Florack on November 13th, 2020

First of all let’s remember that the covid-19 virus was cooked up in a lab in China.

Let’s also remember that the Democrats have always been in China’s pocket

So along comes Grandpa Gropes, saying that he plans to shut the entire country down including just about everybody for 6 weeks. He makes the claim that this will help the economy.

Well it doesn’t make sense on the surface, this claim, but let’s dig in.

I’ve been saying all along that the virus would basically disappear along about the time that the election came along. We even have several Democrats on file linking the two events. We either vote for basement joe, or you’ll never get out of the lockdowns. Gretchen Whitmer for one.

It would have disappeared by now too, assuming that we weren’t all playing “stay behind the mask”. that nonsense is kind of like novocaine which doesn’t deaden pain it merely postpones it. What we did … All we did..
was we postponed the demise of the disease as a problem.

Even so, covid19 has about run its course. In another 6 weeks regardless what else happens, it will no longer be a factor. So in doing this, Basement Joe gets to shut down the economy, claim that it’s all Trump’s fault, and then claim that he fixed the whole problem, and when he opens things up again the economy takes off,comparatively speaking…. After being nearly dead for a year because of this nonsense, it could hardly do otherwise.

It’s a clever move, but rather transparently fraudulent.

It’s also premature, given that the election is hardly a settled question yet.

The Democrats fully understand that point too. Didn’t anybody notice that all of a sudden, when the election did not come out with a clear winner, suddenly there were spikes of covid-19 in the reporting of the MSM?

Now what do you suppose could cause that?