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In The Mailbox: 01.13.21

Posted on | January 14, 2021 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Silicon Valley delenda est.

Apropos of nothing in particular

Ninety Miles From Tyranny: The 90 Miles Mystery Box, Episode #1231
357 Magnum: Another Homeowner Shot By Cops
EBL: Liz Cheney & Mitch McConnell Are Going Off A Cliff
Twitchy: Richard Grenell Slams Biden’s Pick For USAID
Louder With Crowder: Missing Donald Trump’s Tweets? Here’s Where To Find The Entire Archive
Vox Popoli: You Are Part Of The Problem, also, Be Patient, Everyone
Monster Hunter Nation: It’s All About Controlling The Public Square


American Conservative: Demand Accountability For The Capitol Attack
American Greatness: Blame The Left, Not Trump, For America’s Crackup
American Power: The Debate Over “Fascism”
American Thinker: Will COVID Numbers Now Shift For Biden’s Benefit?
Animal Magnetism: Animal’s Hump Day News
Babalu Blog: Time To Reconsider Section 230
Baldilocks: 2020 Top Traffic Magnets
BattleSwarm: TPPF’s Policy Orientation For The 2021 Texas Legislative Session Begins Today
Behind The Black: Space Force Picks Alabama For Future HQ
Cafe Hayek: Three More Principles Of International Trade
CDR Salamander: CNO Is Heading In The Right Direction
Da Tech Guy: The Blame Game, also, Presume They Are Lying And Lay Low
Don Surber: Thank You, Donald Trump
First Street Journal: Prosecutor Who Sought To End Cash Bail Imprisonment Now Bemoans Lower Bail For Violent Offenders
The Geller Report: 91% Of Trump Voters Sticking With Him Despite Capitol Protests, also, Capitol Hill “Coup” Agitator Is Radical Climate Change Activist
Hogewash: Team Kimberlin Post Of The Day, also, But I Was Told There Was No Fraud
Hollywood In Toto: Chrissie Mayr Says NY Comics Making A List Of Pro-Trump Stand-Ups
The Lid: The Trump Impeachment Was The Revenge Of The Political Establishment
Legal Insurrection: Pelosi’s Impeachment Managers Include “Duke Nukem” Swalwell, also, No, The Senate Cannot Convict Trump After He Leaves Office
Nebraska Energy Observer: Home, also, Now What?
Power Line: Shapes Of Things (7), also, Not The Most Evil Political Act Of My Lifetime
Shark Tank: DeSantis Keeps Florida Economy On Top During Pandemic
Shot In The Dark: Planet Of The Humans Part 2 – The Donkey In The Room
STUMP: Public Pension Roundup
The Political Hat: Disrupt Texts – When Schoolbooks Go Full Woke
This Ain’t Hell: Inside The Army’s Warehouse Full Of Nazi Art, also, Armed National Guard Troops Swarming The Capitol
Transterrestrial Musings: Teachers’ Unions, also, Mars Perseverance
Victory Girls: Liz Cheney Is Wrong On Impeachment
Volokh Conspiracy: A Senatorial Impeachment Two-Step?
Weasel Zippers: Twitter Hilariously Chides Uganda For Shutting Down Social Media During Election, also, WARNING – Bad Actors Are Setting Up Fake Election Protests
The Federalist: Media Accuse Louie Gohmert Of Insurrection For Quoting Pelosi, also, Jake Tapper Says Rep. Brian Mast, Who Lost His Legs In Combat, Doesn’t Love America
Mark Steyn: Looking For The Great Escape, also, Lather, Rinse, And Re-Impeach

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To Say the Least . . .

Posted on | January 13, 2021 | No Comments

House impeaches Trump a second time,
but conviction and removal are unlikely

As a symbolic gesture, what does this symbolize? The absolute contempt that Democrats have for the 74 million Americans who voted for Trump.

Having discovered that, with the help of mail-in vote fraud and Big Tech censorship, they can steal any election anywhere, Democrats have no fear that the “deplorables” could ever regain power. Thus the totalitarian regime, able to cruse its enemies with impunity, simply does not care about the potential of a backlash — dissent is now treason, and resistance is illegal. No matter how “unlikely” Trump could be removed from office between now and next Wednesday (it’s so unlikely as to be almost impossible, but we cannot rule anything out, in this climate of hysteria), this vote with 10 “Republicans” voting yes, is important for its symbolic value. Glenn Reynolds observes: “They were talking about impeaching him before he was even sworn in, which tells you a lot about the seriousness of this stuff.” Democrats never accepted the results of the 2016 election as legitimate, yet anyone who today questions the outcome of the 2020 election is condemned as an Enemy of Democracy.


Georgia Bank Executive Commits Suicide After Being Charged in Capitol Riot

Posted on | January 13, 2021 | No Comments

Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, was a regional portfolio manager at BB&T, who lived in a fine home in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta. He was a cum laude graduate of Georgia State University. After he was charged in connection with last week’s riot at the Capitol in D.C., leftists began barraging his employer’s Twitter account with demands that he be fired. Saturday, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot:

An Alpharetta man who was among those arrested following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday has killed himself, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Christopher Georgia, 53, died Saturday from a gunshot wound to his chest, said M. Ruffin, an investigator for the office. Georgia’s body was found in the basement of a home in a subdivision near Brierfield and Mid Broadwell roads, Alpharetta police records show. Police found two rifles at the home.
Metropolitan Police in Washington, D.C., arrested Georgia Wednesday evening and charged him with “unlawful entry of public property” and violating the city’s 6 p.m. curfew in connection with last week’s storming of the Capitol by President Trump’s supporters.
He pleaded not guilty Thursday, D.C. Superior Court records show, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported his involvement in Friday’s editions.
His attorney, Marnitta King, declined to comment. His family did not respond to requests for comment.
Georgia was among several Peach State residents who traveled to Washington Wednesday. Online sleuths have identified Savannah QAnon adherent Dominic Box, Americus lawyer McCall Calhoun and former Georgia resident Eric Munchel as among the hundreds who breached the U.S. Capitol.

More details:

Documents obtained exclusively by DailyMail[dot]com show Georgia’s wife called 911 on Saturday morning, telling authorities there was ‘blood everywhere’. His body was found in the basement of the home they share.
Family members on the scene were described by police as ‘extremely distressed’ in a police report. . . .
At around 7:15pm last Wednesday, on the night of the riots, Georgia was reportedly among a group outside in violation of the District’s 6pm curfew that had been put in place earlier that day to stem the chaos wreaked by the pro-Trump mob.
When officers gave the group several warnings to disperse, Georgia and his group reportedly refused, according to the documents. They were then placed under arrest as a result.

Nobody, so far as we know, has accused Christopher Georgia of doing anything violent. He was part of a group that failed to disperse in violation of the D.C. curfew order. What has happened is that everybody charged last Wednesday has been targeted for destruction by the Left.

As Kurt Schlichter keeps saying: They want us all dead.

Try to stay alive, just to spite them. Your mere existence is valuable.

UPDATE: Welcome, Instapundit readers! Sarah Hoyt says:

“Riot” my sore feet. I’ve been in demonstrations. I’ve been in riots. I’ve been in demonstrations that were fired upon and where panic erupted and people got trampled. That one wasn’t any of the above. It was the Democrats — ineptly — trying to use a protest to create a Reichstag fire. Stupidly. Because they are very stupid people. And now panicked too.

She’s a fierce one, our Portuguese friend.


In The Mailbox: 01.12.21

Posted on | January 13, 2021 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Silicon Valley delenda est.


357 Magnum: RINOs Get The Reward Anyone Could Have Seen Coming
Director Blue: Are There Really 60 Failed GOP Election Lawsuits?
EBL: Happy Birthday, Rush Limbaugh!
Twitchy: Pence Tells Pelosi To Pound Sand, Won’t Invoke 25th Amendment, also, Dem Strategist Hallucinates Liz Cheney Is 2024 Frontrunner After She Comes Out For Impeachment
Louder With Crowder: Dem Rep Jayapal Whines Republicans Gave Her COVID – Video Shows She Wasn’t Wearing Mask
Vox Popoli: Il Papa Arrestato? also, Clay Travis Goes After Big Tech
Monster Hunter Nation: Bow Before AppGoogleZon

Adam Piggott: The Best Of Times
American Greatness: Arizona Librarian Fired For Push To Keep Libraries Apolitical
American Power: Signs Of Leftist Fifth Column Everywhere, also, Glenn Greenwald Decries The Left’s New “War On Terror”
American Thinker: President Trump Takes One For The Team, also, The Politics Of Inoculation
Animal Magnetism: Animal’s Daily Speech Suppression News
Babalu Blog: First Week Of Cuba’s Socialist Currency Reform A Disaster
Baldilocks: Help Me Save My Landlord’s Building
BattleSwarm: Democrats’ Tower Of Self-Reinforcing Bullshit, also, Joe Rogan & Dr. Mark Gordon On California’s Lockdown Madness
Behind The Black: Dream Chaser First Flight Delayed Until 2022
Cafe Hayek: Please, Let’s Not Go Further Down The Road Toward Complete Politicization Of Society
CDR Salamander: A Habsburg Plan For Europe
Da Tech Guy: Never Forget That Courage Is The Exception, Not The Rule, also, Bottom Line – I’m Still With Trump Because He Was With Me
Don Surber: Does Twitter Matter?
First Street Journal: No, No Attack On #FreedomOfSpeech At All! also, The Lexington Herald-Leader Doesn’t Like It When The Riff-Raff Express Their Opinions
The Geller Report: Murder Turtle Reportedly Supports Democrats’ Impeachment Efforts, also, SNAKE – Liz Cheney Says She’ll Vote To Impeach Trump
Hogewash: Team Kimberlin Post of The Day, also, I’m Not Making This Up, You Know
Hollywood In Toto: Baldwin’s Latest Digital Hatefest Shows More Of Big Tech’s Hypocrisy, also, Woke Screen Rant Bullies & Tries To Deplatform Gina Carano
The Lid: Mark Levin Says WaPo Never Confirmed That Cumulus Told Hosts To Drop Trump Talk
Legal Insurrection: Trump Signs His Border Wall, Touts Immigration Accomplishments, also, Trump Defends Remarks – “I Want No Violence”
Nebraska Energy Observer: Rowan’s Way 6 – Red Beret
Power Line: Project Veritas Strikes Again, Claims Scalp, also, Purge Of Conservative Voices Continues
Shark Tank: Florida Democrats Reject Anti-Mob Bill
Shot In The Dark: Planet Of The Humans, Part 1 – The Devil Wears Orange
STUMP: Taxing Tuesday
The Political Hat: Witches & Warlocks & Pumpkin Possums!
This Ain’t Hell: It’s On The Agenda, also, Troops Deploying To DC Being Scrutinized For Wrongthink
Transterrestrial Musings: Disrupting The Disruptors, also, Joe Biden’s Civil Rights Nominee
Victory Girls: Cuomo’s Clunky Vaccine Rollout Endangers The Elderly
Volokh Conspiracy: A Simple Way For The GOP To Keep Impeachment From Exacerbating Conflict & Disunity
Weasel Zippers: Sheldon Adelson, RIP, also, Sen. Manchin Says Impeachment Push Ill-Advised – Not Enough Senate Votes To Convict
The Federalist: No, Donald Trump Did Not Incite An Insurrection, also, Uganda Knows Da Wae – Nukes Facebook & Twitter For Election Interference. Twitter Has A Meltdown.
Mark Steyn: Try A Little Tenderness, also, Shaidle On Speech & The Unhappy Left. Steyn is also doing a reading of Orwell’s 1984 which starts here.

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Can I Get a ‘Roll Tide,’ Please?

Posted on | January 12, 2021 | 1 Comment

It’s only their 18th National Championship:

Alabama defeated Ohio State, 52-24, for its third national championship in the College Football Playoff era.
In a season significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, the Crimson Tide were able to come away with the first championship of 2021 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla and finish their season undefeated.
The victory makes it 14 consecutive wins for Alabama. The Crimson Tide haven’t lost since Nov. 30, 2019.
The first half of the game was all about Crimson Tide wide receiver Devonta Smith.
Smith had 12 catches for 215 yards with three touchdowns. . . .
Mac Jones put together a game for the ages as well.
Jones was 36-for-45 with 464 passing yards and five touchdown passes. He surpassed Joe Burrow’s national championship performance from last season. Burrow had 463 passing yards with five touchdown passes.
On the ground, Najee Harris had 79 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. He also had seven catches for 79 yards and a touchdown. . . .
Nick Saban’s legendary college football legacy only grows after the win. It’s Saban’s seventh national championship and sixth as Alabama head coach. He won one during the 2003 season with LSU and won his first with Alabama in 2009 after he returned to college football after a stint with the Miami Dolphins.
Alabama won its first national title during the College Football Playoff era during the 2015 season, beating Clemson, 45-40. The team defeated Georgia in the only overtime game in the final, 26-23. It’s their 18th title in school history.

As you might expect, Monday night was quite festive here at the McCain home, as I watched the game with my brother, two of my sons, two grandsons and my slightly less festive wife. Her family in Ohio are big Buckeyes fans, so this game wasn’t quite as fun for her. Fortunately, games between the Crimson Tide and Ohio State are rare; Monday’s game was only the fifth time they’ve ever played each other. Alabama has won all but one of those, a 2015 playoff semifinal.

So even though Democrats stole the election, I’ve still got something to be happy about. Now, I just need to find some source of happiness to carry me over until the next football season kicks off. Roll Tide!


In The Mailbox: 01.11.21

Posted on | January 12, 2021 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Some changes to the list of blogs.
Silicon Valley delenda est.

I, for one, reject our new Silicon Valley wannabee overlords.

Director Blue: Are 80 Million Americans Truly Powerless Against Our New Twitter God?
Bacon Time: My Counter-Purge Continues
357 Magnum: Affordable Bail Victim #37
EBL: Kathy Shaidle, RIP, also, Caesar Crosses The Rubicon
Twitchy: Elon Musk Fact-Drops Morons Cheering “West Coast Big Tech” For Censoring Parler, also, Gab Unveils “Liberal Hate Machine” Project
Louder With Crowder: Marco Rubio – They’re Coming After Everyone On The Right
Vox Popoli: A Good Republican, also, They Will Not Tolerate You
Stoic Observations: The Missing Man On Gilligan’s Island
Edge Of The Frontier: The Siege Of The Capitol

Adam Piggott: Called It…Again
American Conservative: How Do You Solve A Problem Like QAnon? also, The Lincoln Project’s Predator
American Greatness: The “Virtue” Of The New Totalitarians, also, Big Tech’s War On Free Speech
American Power: Jason Whitlock Decries The Elites’ Sellout Of The American People
American Thinker: Conceding Defeat To Fraud Isn’t Patriotic, also, What Is The GOP’s Problem?
Animal Magnetism: Goodbye, Blue Monday
Babalu Blog: Cuba’s Socialist Revolution Gives Everyone Rights, They Just Can’t Exercise Any Of Them, also, Plug In Your Old Fax Machine
Baldilocks: Still Here
BattleSwarm: Alternatives To Twitter, also, The Great Purge Begins 
Behind The Black: NASA Moves Up Static Fire Test Of SLS Core Stage
Cafe Hayek: On Last Wednesday’s Capitol Hill Events
CDR Salamander: The Navy’s Problems & A Plan To Fix Them
Da Tech Guy: Bad Violence, also, Where Did The Capitol Protest Anger Come From, And What Do We Do About It?
Don Surber: They Plan To Impeach Trump After His Term Ends, also, The Traitors Who Fooled Us
First Street Journal: The KY General Assembly Is Set To Restrict Governor’s Emergency Powers, also, Twitter Hates Freedom Of Speech
The Geller Report: Pelosi Gives Pence 24 Hours To Invoke 25th Amendment Or Else, also, Delta Airlines Boots Two Women For Private Conversation About Trump
Hogewash: Team Kimberlin Post Of The Day, also, Parler Vs. AWS
Hollywood In Toto: LA Times Whines That Cobra Kai Is Too White, also, Inquisitions & Heroes, Then & Now
The Lid: If Social Media Truthfully Cared About Inciting Violence & Spewing Hatred…
Legal Insurrection: Mexican President Slams Social Media Censorship Of President Trump, also, House Democrats Charge Trump With “Incitement To Insurrection” In Impeachment Resolution
Nebraska Energy Observer: Random Observations
Power Line: The Deep State Is Rattled, also, Who’s Reeling?
Shark Tank: Deutch Calls For Accountability After Capitol Storming
Shot In The Dark: Planet Of The Humans, Part 0
The Political Hat: Red China Openly Celebrates Genocidal Eugenics
This Ain’t Hell: Space Force Counts Coup, also, Marine Corps Threatens To Cut Off Town’s Water Supply
Transterrestrial Musings: Two Thirds Of The Way, also, Europa Clipper
Victory Girls: Social Media Becomes 21st Century Pravda, also, Media Hysteria & The Insurrection That Wasn’t
Volokh Conspiracy: Gaslighting Last Summer’s Riots & The Law Enforcement Response
Weasel Zippers: Glenn Greenwald Dismantles Big Tech For Going After Parler, also, Pelosi & Democrats Seek To Expel Republicans For Wrongthink
The Federalist: Corporations Use Capitol Riots To Push Chicom-Style Social Credit System On America, also, After Calling Trump Unhinged, Pelosi Snaps At AOC In 60 Minutes Interview
Mark Steyn: Kathy’s World, also, Lawyering Down

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Rule 5 Sunday: Rep. Lauren Boebert

Posted on | January 11, 2021 | 1 Comment

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One of the good things about the freshman class of Republican Congressmen is that a lot of them are not only conservative, they’re good looking ladies as well. And one of the better looking ladies in the pack is the pistol-packing representative from Colorado’s Third District, Lauren Boebert, previously best known for being the owner of Shooters Grill in Rifle, where all the waitresses are packing. Not sure if this pic from The Journal shows Rep. Boebert with some of her waitresses; they’re identified as “two other armed women”. Will she be this year’s version of Sarah Palin? I guess we’ll see.
Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam.


Ninety Miles From Tyranny: Hot Pick of the Late Night, The 90 Miles Mystery Box, Episode #1225, Morning Mistress, and Girls With Guns.

Animal Magnetism: Rule Five Immortality Friday, and the Saturday Brunettenarok.

EBL: Vikings, Andriana Lecouvreur, Unknown, La Donna Del Lago, The Pearl Divers, I Puritani, Cavalleria Rusticani & Pagliacci, Maria Stuarda, Julie London, Il Trovatore, and Defiant MAGA Saturday.

A View From The Beach: Chiara Bransi, Fish Pic Friday – Georgia Bucel, MD Angler Sets Flathead Catfish Record, Tattoo Thursday, “One-Sided Misunderstanding”, Chesapeake Bay Gets Its Annual D+, Wednesday Wetness, RIP: Tanya Roberts, “Halloween”, Brazilian Artist Has World’s Biggest C*nt, Your Monday Morning Stimulus, Anthony Warner Died to Save Us From the Lizard People, Palm Sunday.

Bacon Time: Rule Five Sexy Pole Dancers.

Thanks to everyone for all the luscious linkagery!

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FMJRA 2.0: Broken Whiskey Glass

Posted on | January 11, 2021 | No Comments

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Mayor Groot beats out Mindy Robinson? A daily linkagery post gets five links? Jesus, take the wheel!
Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam.

Stupid City, Stupid Mayor: Homicide Increases 55% in Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago
The Pirate’s Cove
Bacon Time
First Street Journal
Dark Brightness
357 Magnum

Rule 5 Sunday: Mindy Robinson
Animal Magnetism
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
A View From The Beach
Proof Positive

In The Mailbox: 01.06.21
Harsh Brutus
A View From The Beach
357 Magnum
Proof Positive

‘Mi Casa en Beacon Hill’
A View From The Beach

The Other Podcast: Lizard People!
A View From The Beach

FMJRA 2.0: Shotgun Blues
A View From The Beach

How Bad Is Philly? Worse Than Chicago
First Street Journal
357 Magnum

‘The Road Leads Back to You’
A View From The Beach
357 Magnum

‘Stolen Land’ and Fake Numbers: How SJWs Invented a ‘Genocide’ Myth
Animal Magnetism
357 Magnum

In The Mailbox: 01.05.21 (Morning Edition)
A View From The Beach
357 Magnum
Proof Positive

Georgia: Republicans Perdue, Loeffler Lead, But Democrats Still Cheating
Daily Pundit
A View From The Beach

In The Mailbox: 01.05.21 (Evening Edition)
A View From The Beach
357 Magnum
Proof Positive

Georgia: Mail-In Vote-Harvesting Election Theft Succeeds Again for Democrats
Bacon Time
A View From The Beach

WTF Just Happened in D.C.?
A View From The Beach

Real Life Is Not Twitter or a Video Game

In The Mailbox: 01.08.21 (Evening Edition)
A View From The Beach
357 Magnum
Proof Positive
Top linkers for the week ending January  8:
  1.  EBL (18)
  2.  A View From The Beach (12)
  3.  357 Magnum (9)
  4. Proof Positive (6)

Thanks to everyone for their links!

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