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FNC Fires Scapegoat Chris Stirewalt — and Their VP for News ‘Retires’

Posted on | January 19, 2021 | No Comments

You’ve got to hand it to Trump — he’s like Obi-Wan Kenobi. Strike him down, and he becomes more powerful than ever. We all remember the catastrophic moment on Election Night, when Chris Stirewalt called Arizona for Biden, and Bret Baier was like, “WTF, Fat Boy?”

Bret Baier: “But Chris, we haven’t called Texas yet. Why haven’t we called Texas?”
Chris Stirewalt: “Because it’s too close to call.”

That was what poker players would call a “tell.” When all the votes were counted (and I don’t mean to say that these numbers are entirely legit), the official tallies for Arizona and Texas looked like this:

Arizona …. 3.4 million total votes …… margin 10,457 (0.3%)
Texas …… 11.3 million total votes …. margin 631,221 (5.6%)

You see what I’m saying? Trump won Texas by nearly 6% — a margin of more than 600,000 votes — but Texas was “too close to call,” according to Chris Stirewalt who, at the same time, claimed to know that Biden would win Arizona, where the margin proved to be microscopic.

So now Chris Stirewalt has been “laid off” by Fox in a “restructuring” of their staff — did you see me roll my eyes at that? Meanwhile, the vice-president in charge of the news division at Fox has decided now is a good time to “retire” (my eyes just rolled completely out of my head).

Don’t look now, but Ace of Spades is dancing like the Ewoks in the final scene of Return of the Jedi. Shizzle done got fo’ real, bro.

UPDATE: Not to take pleasure in the misfortune of others, but Emerald Robinson just called Stirewalt “the Liz Cheney of Chuck Todds” and that there’s funny, I don’t care who you are.




 

Don’t Worry, I Haven’t Been Captured by Our Alien Reptilian Overlords … Yet

Posted on | January 19, 2021 | No Comments

Because I didn’t post anything Monday, I’m sure some of our readers were worried that the shape-shifting alien Lizard People had gotten me. But no, I was just busy doing other stuff Monday, and I apologize if my silence caused any unnecessary concern. Our nation’s capital is full of troops, barricades and barbed wire for the presidential inauguration of (the suspiciously lizard-like) Joe Biden, and we’re not supposed to mention how weird this situation is. Pretend like we don’t notice.

“Nothing says ‘normal, legitimate election’ like
a swearing-in behind 12 feet of razor wire and
25,000 troops that you’re not sure you can trust.”

Welcome to the New Normal. Did I mention that our reptilian President-elect named a Richard “Rachel” Levine to a top federal health position?

You must pretend that this is completely normal. If you say otherwise, you could be banned from social media and maybe fired from your job.

The New Normal means living in make-believe as if it were reality, a sort of fantasy cosplay. Richard Levine is a woman, Joe Biden won a majority of the vote in Georgia and Wisconsin and the greatest danger to American democracy is the 74 million people who voted to re-elect Trump:

Wednesday will mark the four-year anniversary of the violent Antifa riots in Washington, D.C., when hundreds of anarchists wreaked havoc in our nation’s capital on Inauguration Day, declaring themselves the #Resistance to President Trump. Our media overlords now expect Americans to forget the Left’s deranged reaction to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 defeat, because this does not fit the current narrative, in which anyone who didn’t vote for Joe Biden is viewed as a potential terrorist threat.
Biden will be inaugurated amid a climate of paranoia, surrounded by a phalanx of military security so enormous as to dwarf the number of troops that we currently have stationed in Afghanistan. This unprecedented level of security is necessary, our media overlords tell us, because of the rowdy crowd of Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol two weeks ago. Viewers of CNN and MSNBC have been told repeatedly that what happened on January 6 was an “insurrection,” an attempted “coup,” by dangerous extremists who (a) arrived in Washington with carefully organized plans to destroy Democracy as We Know It and (b) were incited to this seditious attack by what Trump said in his speech at a “Stop the Steal” rally.
There are obvious problems with this narrative. If the riot at the Capitol was planned in advance, how then were the rioters “incited” by what Trump said? . . .

Read the rest of my latest column at The American Spectator. But don’t tell anyone you’ve been reading the truth about what’s happening.

The Lizard People might be listening.




 

In The Mailbox: 01.19.21 (Early Morning Edition)

Posted on | January 19, 2021 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Silicon Valley delenda est.

OVER THE TRANSOM
357 Magnum: Rick Beato Listened To These Songs So You Don’t Have To
EBL: Wandavision – A Review, also, See – A Review
Twitchy: Gov. Abbott Says He’ll Never Again Authorize Deployment Of Texas NG To DC “If They’re Disrespected Like This”
Louder With Crowder: Aaron Rodgers Calls Out Government Hypocrisy Over COVID – “It’s Becoming A Joke”
Vox Popoli: Key Findings, also, Flying The False Flag
Stoic Observations: Niggers & White Trash

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: We Know No Despair
American Conservative: You Can’t “Just Build Your Own Twitter”
American Greatness: Former Head Of Facebook Security Demands Deplatforming Of OAN & Newsmax, also, Antifa-Supporting Army Vet Arrested After Threatening Election Protesters In Florida
American Power: Capitol Police Command Structure Crumbled During Riot
American Thinker: What Do We Do With A Pretend President? also, What’s Next, Great Awakening Or Great Reset?
Animal Magnetism: Goodbye, Blue Monday
Babalu Blog: The Price Of Food Skyrockets In Communist Cuba While The Quality Plummets
BattleSwarm: Welcome To Texas, NRA! Leave Wayne Behind, also, Austin Update For January 17
Behind The Black: Virgin Orbit’s Launcher One Successfully Reaches Orbit, also, Today’s New Member Of The Blacklist
Cafe Hayek: Let’s Not Join The Mob, also, On Richard Epstein On Regulating Big Tech
CDR Salamander: LCS Makes Bad Talking Points
Da Tech Guy: The End Of Boss Madigan, The Man Who Destroyed Illinois, also, The Next Censorship Is On DNS
Don Surber: Fight The Impeachment, Donald, also, Xiden’s Show Of Military Force
First Street Journal: Bidenomics Will Depress, Not Increase, American Workers’ Wages
The Geller Report: Occasional Cortex Proposes Funding To Deprogram “White Supremacists”, also, Rand Paul Predicts One-Third Of Republicans Will Leave The Party If GOP Senators Go Along With Convicting Trump
Hogewash: Team Kimberlin Post of The Day, also, The Cost of The Minimum Wage
Hollywood In Toto: Five Ways Hollywood Can Truly Unite A Divided Nation
The Lid: If The Capitol Attack Was Preplanned, It Could NOT Have Been Incited By President Trump
Legal Insurrection: Harvard Students Launch Petition To Revoke Degrees Of Trump Supporters, also, Military Buildup In DC Makes No Sense – Unless They Know Something We Don’t
Nebraska Energy Observer: Random Observations
Power Line: Woods File Gone Missing, also, The Prophetic Voice
Shark Tank: Marco Rubio Won’t Be Attending Biden’s Inauguration
Shot In The Dark: Against The Woke Mob Before It Was Cool
STUMP: Public Finance Roundup
The Political Hat: Education Organizing Community Gathering
This Ain’t Hell: PA Lt. Gov. Doesn’t Know How The First Amendment Works, also, Chatter On, Joe, Chatter On
Transterrestrial Musings: The Muppets’ 1984, also, Joseph Epstein
Victory Girls: Pelosi Proves Again She Wants To Wear The Crown, also, The Greatest Accomplishment Of Donald Trump
Volokh Conspiracy: Nationalists, Not Immigrants, Are The Real Threat To Liberal Democratic Institutions
Weasel Zippers: Media Calls Boogaloo Boi Protest In Lansing Inspired BY White Supremacy – Half Of Them Are Wearing BLM Gear, also, This Is What Liberals Are Calling A Violent Coup
The Federalist: When The Left Refuses Service, They’re Preventing Violence – When The Right Refuses Service…, also, Josh Hawley’s Book On Big Tech Tyranny To Be Published Despite Cancellation Attempt
Mark Steyn: Prescriptions & Proscriptions, also, Shaidle Among The Stars

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Rule 5 Sunday: Julie Strain, RIP

Posted on | January 18, 2021 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

This week we pay tribute to the late Julie Strain, who died last week from complications of early-onset dementia, believed to be caused by a head injury sustained in a fall from a horse in her 20s. After being named Penthouse Pet of the Month in June 1991 and Pet of the Year for 1993, Julie appeared in over 100 movies, earning her the title of “Queen of the B Movies”; her best-known role was as the voice of the eponymous heroine in Heavy Metal 2000. She is also recognizable as the model for a ton of paintings by Julie Bell, Olivia de Berardinis, and Boris Vallejo, and did modeling for photographers as well. Here she is doing a pretty decent Bettie Page impression.
Silicon Valley delenda est.

6′ 1″ and worth the climb, indeed.

Ninety Miles From Tyranny: Hot Pick of the Late Night, The 90 Miles Mystery Box #1232, Morning Mistress, and Girls With Guns

Animal Magnetism: Rule 5 Second Amendment Friday, also, the Saturday Asian Invasion

EBL: Servant, Le Nozze Di Figaro, Thais, Joan Jett – Fake Friends, #RollTide Cheerleaders, Der Rosenkavalier, Armida, Who Is Driving The Republican Party?Capriccio, Michelle Lewis, The Name Of The Rose, Rodelinda, PVRIS, Wandavision, Rusalka, Tanya Roberts RIP, and Post-Election MAGA Persecution

A View From The Beach: A Scream Queen – Ali LarterMaryland Trout Season OpensFish Pic Friday – Britt OaksleyChickenshit: There’s an App for ThatThursday TanlinesLocal Boys Find Old Dead FishYour Wednesday WetnessTuesday Tunes by TaimaneYour Monday Morning StimulusGrandmother Risks Twitter’s WrathElection 2020: Hope Leaving the White House, and  Palm Sunday

Proof Positive’s Vintage Babe of the Week is Anna May Wong, and Bacon Time serves up Happy Days.

Thanks to everyone for the luscious linkagery!

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Modern Motherhood, Florida-Style

Posted on | January 17, 2021 | No Comments

Headline from the Tampa Tribune:

Florida woman has abandoned three babies
at apartment complexes since 2016, police say

I include that headline so that Stephen Green doesn’t miss this story in his next “Florida Man Friday” roundup. The details:

Investigators have identified the biological mother of three newborns who’ve been found at apartment complexes in the Orlando area since 2016, police said.
Previous DNA testing had confirmed that the babies were siblings, and investigators connected with their mother through additional testing late last year, Orlando police Lt. Frank Chisari told reporters Wednesday morning.
The mother currently has several other children in her care, police said.
Investigators are working with the state attorney’s office to determine what charges may be brought against the woman, who police did not publicly identify.
Chisari added that the woman appeared to have abandoned the babies out of “pure desperation.”
The most recent baby was found in July 2019 with a note that said she left the baby because she feared the child’s father, news outlets reported.
The first baby was found in 2016, and the second was found in 2017.
Chisari declined to say whether the father has been identified.
“It seems like somebody who was just at the end of their rope,” Chisari told reporters.
He said the woman learned she was pregnant at a late stage during all three pregnancies, and kept it a secret before delivering the children in private.
“I guess she watched a lot of YouTube videos,” Chisari said, describing how the children were delivered discreetly, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

If she “currently has several other children in her care,” but “feared the child’s father” to such an extent that she has abandoned three babies, doesn’t this suggest a serious domestic violence situation?

There must be a fascinating story behind this, and you might expect that journalists would do the footwork necessary to get that backstory, rather than simply quoting what police said at a press conference. What factor could possibly explain this lack of journalistic curiosity?




 

The Other Podcast Rides Again

Posted on | January 17, 2021 | No Comments

 

Saturday night on The Other Podcast, John Hoge, Dianna Deeley and I had a spirited discussion during our weekly review of the news.

 

If you miss an episode, check the Podbean archives here.




 

FMJRA 2.0: Too Much Too Young

Posted on | January 16, 2021 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

I always thought Britney Spears should do a cover of this song, but it fits a lot of the other young women broken by Hollywood and the music business as well.
Silicon Valley delenda est.

Night Of The Digital Long Knives
Doc Boom
Animal Magnetism
EBL

Blondes (Still) Have More Fun
357 Magnum
EBL
A View From The Beach

Far Be It From Me to Repeat Salacious Gossip About RINO Backstabbers, But…
357 Magnum
EBL

FMJRA 2.0: Broken Whiskey Glass
EBL
A View From The Beach

Rule 5 Sunday: Rep. Lauren Boebert
Harsh Brutus
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
EBL
A View From The Beach
Proof Positive

In The Mailbox: 01.11.21
357 Magnum
EBL
A View From The Beach
Proof Positive

Can I Get a ‘Roll Tide,’ Please?
Bacon Time
EBL

In The Mailbox: 01.12.21
357 Magnum
EBL
A View From The Beach
Proof Positive

Georgia Bank Executive Commits Suicide After Being Charged in Capitol Riot 
Laughing Wolf
Harsh Brutus
357 Magnum
EBL

To Say the Least…
EBL
A View From The Beach

In The Mailbox: 01.13.21
357 Magnum
EBL
A View From The Beach
Proof Positive

In The Mailbox: 01.14.21
357 Magnum
EBL
A View From The Beach
Proof Positive

The Media’s Gaslighting Intensifies: Trump Voters Are ‘Terrorists’?
357 Magnum
EBL
A View From The Beach

In The Mailbox: 01.15.21
357 Magnum
EBL
A View From The Beach
Proof Positive

Top linkers for the week ending January 15:

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Democrats and the Media (But I Repeat Myself) Are Trying to Destroy America

Posted on | January 16, 2021 | No Comments

Yesterday, Ace of Spades linked to an essay that included this:

Starting in the second decade of the 1900s, certain Communists began seeing in modernism a potential advertisement for the values of a mass society of industrial workers laboring under the direction of a small group of engineers. In other words, this aesthetic — which whole swaths of the Western world were already in the process of quickly adopting — could also be the perfect delivery mechanism for their political ideology. One hundred years later, we find ourselves in the middle of a similar cultural and political struggle.

You can read the rest of that by Alana Newhouse, who examines how an ideal of “flatness” — conformity, homogeneity, the destruction of individualism and the end of actual diversity — has been advanced by Internet technology. We must now endorse whatever beliefs the Party requires, or be destroyed. Dissent against the Party is treason. We are all Winston Smith in Room 101, expected to agree that 2+2=5, if that’s what the Party decides. This is about power, and those who wield power on behalf of the Party — the 20-something SJWs in charge of “fact checks” for the media, and “safety” for social-media platforms — will target you as an enemy if you question their authority to decide what is true.

This is why the phrase “white supremacy” is being slung around so promiscuously by Democrats and their media allies, as if anyone who didn’t vote for Joe Biden is a violent neo-Nazi skinhead:

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Friday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” that she could not stay in the secure location with Republican members of Congress during the Capitol Hill riots because they sympathize with white supremacist cause.
Maddow said, “Let’s talk about that in terms of members of Congress and congressional staff as well. You are saying that you didn’t feel safe going to that extraction point because you believe, knowing them, that there were members of Congress you didn’t trust not to betray your location and put you in danger in that way. Can you talk a bit more about that, why you believed that, if what you believed about that, what you know about that is something that should be part of the investigation? Or is it part of the investigation that’s been announced into whether members of Congress are complicit here?

(Note well that Maddow and Ocasio-Cortez are tag-teaming here. Without any actual evidence, Maddow asks Ocasio-Cortez about “whether members of Congress are complicit” in the Jan. 6 riot.)

Ocasio-Cortez said, “I can’t speak as to what is currently under investigation specifically or not, but there are members of Congress that have made public comments. Comments like that Muslim Americans should not hold public office. They’ve made public comments that are quite closely aligned with the beliefs of white supremacists and white supremacist sympathizer organizations. These are all public record. And, you know, people of color are not safe around any individual who, frankly, sympathizes with a white supremacist cause. And it doesn’t matter if you’ve been elected to Congress or not. It is a complete abdication of any responsibility that we all have to protect and defend and be there for each other as human beings and certainly as Americans. So it wasn’t safe. And the implications of that are quite dire. To not be in a secure location because being in the insecure location seems like a safer bet than being in a secure location. I mean, it’s pretty scary. I can also say I was not the only member of Congress that felt that way. You know, not every member was in that secure room.”

AOC said “white supremacist” three times in about 10 seconds. If you are one of the 74 million Americans who voted to reelect President Trump, AOC is calling you a “white supremacist.” By this, she means, you are a potential terrorist. Every Republican voter should be fired from their job and sent to prison — that is what AOC and Democrats have in mind.

There will be no liberty — no First Amendment protection of free speech, no right to dissent — in the one-party regime that Democrats are preparing to implement. Joe Biden and the Democrats have in mind nothing less than the destruction of America as we know it.




 

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