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In The News for Saturday, January 9, 2021
Posted Jan 09 2021 8:15AM

·       A truly outstanding Week in Pictures.

·       In what should probably be no surprise, President Trump will not attend the inauguration of Joe Biden. I’m sure there are some heads being scratched over Friday’s Rasmussen Presidential Tracking Poll which showed an approval rating of 48%.

·       Sean Davis reminds us of the shifting parameters of what is allowed and what is not.

·       Make no mistake. The left feels empowered and social media in on the job.

·       The Babylon Bee picked up on a comment I made yesterday. Ignorant Republicans Riot And Don’t Even Get Any Big Screen TVs.

·       Little snippets keep slipping out. Here’s a nice one. The guy who stole Nancy Pelosi’s podium has been identified as a Florida registered Independent and he never voted for President Trump and hasn’t voted in any election since 2002.

·        Biden has indicated that Judge Merrick Garland is his nominee for Attorney General and evidence of the president-elect’s moderation. Don’t buy it. Biden’s move is a clever attempt to appear moderate while radicalizing both the Justice Department and the D.C. Court of Appeals on which Garland presently serves.

·       Enough With The Outrage.

Trump was, despite his flaws, a very good president. He has impressive achievements to his name, almost all of which the Democrats want to reverse, to the great prejudice of the American people. This is what Chuck Schumer et al. are trying to achieve–a comprehensive repudiation of Trump’s positive legacy.

It is blindingly obvious that in the last days of the Trump administration, the Democrats are laying the groundwork for a comprehensive repudiation of the considerable achievements of the last four years, tying them all to Trump’s sometimes-unfortunate personality, and in particular to yesterday’s riot, which was small beer compared with countless riots that the Democrats have either cheered on or indulgently tolerated.

What is important for conservatives is not to defend Donald Trump’s personality, still less the events of the last 24 hours, but rather to defend, aggressively, the solid achievements of an administration that surmounted four years of hysterical and dishonest obstructionism by the Democrats. It is unfortunate that some Republicans, joining in the Democrats’ hyena troop, do not seem to understand this.

·       A taste of what we might expect. So much for all the healing and bringing us together.

·       ABC News Political Director Rick Klein calls for ‘cleansing’ of Trump supporters. These people seem intent on ensuring that half the population get even more fed up than they already are, and that’s not a good thing.

·       Want to know what the “media elite” think of you. Here’s Anderson Cooper.

·       An interesting eyewitness account from someone who was present at the demonstration in Washington, D.C.

·       Sara Hoyt has over the years had some interesting comments. I’ve never seen her in this state. She is really mad! She uses an interesting metaphor and she makes some good points:

Dear idiots, you’re like the wife with her arm in a sling and both eyes blackened telling her husband “Please don’t say anything to Joe. He’ll be mad.”

In other words, are you out of your ever-loving little minds? These people STOLE two elections — it’s now absolutely obvious the nominal right is fine with this. They hope for crumbs from their masters’ tables. The left is more likely to kill them, but never mind — in a row, in full view, and refused to let us have our day in court to show the evidence. Because the American people are now peons with NO STANDING and can be disenfranchised with no punishment. But you’re afraid that largely (truly) peaceful protesters “made them mad?”

Withdrawing the objection to the fraudulent votes due to the riot? That only makes sense in the mind of an abuser. “I stole your thing, and I was going to maybe give it back, but you cried, so now you don’t get it back.” Are you all actually out of your ever loving minds to blame the protesters and Trump for this?

These people are saying “You peasants dared to show up in our presence. We’re now going to take away even the illusion of franchise.” And…. you’re cool with this? It’s the protesters fault?

 

·       Nick Freitas also had some very good comments:

For months, we have watched as politicians, the media, academia, and other political and cultural institutions have either been silent or given approval to rioting, destruction of private property and the harming of innocent people under the auspices of achieving “justice”. Some of those same politicians, reporters and professors are now shocked when another group of people have decided that their concerns over injustice warrant a similar response.

You cannot act in such a way that diminishes people’s faith in processes and institutions and then act surprised when people turn on those processes and institutions. If you claim that the system is irrevocably rigged, racist, sexist, bigoted, you do not get to then turn around and appeal to those processes and institutions for the peaceful adjudication of problems. And yet that is exactly what many in positions of influence have done. Simultaneously condemning such institutions as corrupt when it suits their purpose, and then holding them up as models to be followed when they approve of the outcomes.

 

·       Worth remembering: I would trust a sibling telling me the electric fence is turned off before I trust ANYTHING in the news today.

·       Seen this before but worth sharing:

Oxford University researchers have discovered the densest element yet known to science.

The new element, Governmentium (symbol=Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called pillocks.

Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.

A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from 4 days to 4 years to complete.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2 to 6 years.

It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.

In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.

This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration.

This hypothetical quantity is referred to as a critical morass.

When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium (symbol=Ad), an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium, since it has half as many pillocks but twice as many morons.

 

·       Need an apartment in NYC? Rents have dropped about 25% and in some cases I know of as much as 50%.

·       In a crowded field of dumbasses with some really stiff competition, Hank Johnson (D-GA) stands alone. After worrying that Guam might tip over if we deployed too many troops there, he now says President Trump and his supporters should be “perp-walked to jail” like “negroes.” Perhaps there should be some kind of IQ test to qualify running for Congress.

·       Where was the outrage last summer? Just asking. The double standard is just unbelievable. The hypocrisy is outrageous. These people are vermin. And, of course, Biden and Harris are now turning the Capitol Police response into a racial issue.

·       OK. Back to the acceptable kind of rioting, everybody.