October 21, 2020

Twitter Won't Let You Post Links to Any Article they Don't Approve

You might think a thought that they don't approve of. I wonder if this will cause them to suspend me? I would regain loads of time in my life if I didn't waste any of it on Twitter. Emails reveal how [Redacted] tried to cash in big on behalf of family with Chinese firm.

Because why court disaster?

[Redacted] pursued lucrative deals involving China’s largest private energy company — including one that he said would be “interesting for me and my family,” emails obtained by The Post show. One email sent to Biden on May 13, 2017, with the subject line “Expectations,” included details of “remuneration packages” for six people involved in an unspecified business venture.

Oh, and in case you are living under a rock, the Redacted name is...

Hunter Biden.

What a shock, that they don't want you to know "bad" (as in damaging) info about a Biden this close to an election.

Wednesday Link Roundup

Pirate's Cove - Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

  1. Creeping Sharia introduces you to Iman Jodeh, an Islamist running in Colorado
  2. Datechguy’s Blog delves into Futureworld
  3. Geller Report News has Cuomo and de Blasio enabling anti-Semitic attacks

Bacon Time!!!! - Sunday Linkage

Victory Girls Law Students Clap Back At ACB On Hypotheticals
Hogewash Twitter, Section 230, and Being a Speaker
WUWT Backstory: Origins of the COVID-19 Virus

Wombat-socho at The Other McCain - In The Mailbox: 10.19.20 "Silicon Valley delenda est."

Cafe Hayek: What Joakim Book Says, also, The Great Matt Ridley
Camp of the Saints: Fear Is Unsightly
CDR Salamander: The Middle East’s Future Imperfect

Daley Gator - Your CCW News Update For Saturday (10/17/20)

Pennsylvania Rejects Over 300,000 ‘Duplicate’ Mail-In Ballot Applications As Confused Voters Flood Election Offices With Calls – RT
Hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballot applications have been scrapped by Pennsylvania

Freedom Is Just Another Word... - Gun Bits and Ridiculous…

Seems history is repeating itself. And obviously some failed to learn from it..
Anti-Jew York: Cuomo Shuts Down Jewish Events, But Muslim, BLM Events Continue
As for you damn Christians..


ZeroHedge: Rapper endorses Trump after seeing Biden tax plan
TOM: The Democrat Myth of ‘Voter Suppression’

Political Hat - News of the Week (October 18th, 2020)

Sen. Hirono Asked Barrett if She “Ever Made Unwanted Requests for Sexual Favors,” or Committed Sexual Harassment
Sorry, Senator. No Kavanaugh theater for you!

A View from the Beach - The Bidens in Hiden'

When you've lost CNN . . . Matt Vespa at Town Hall, CNN's John King: I'll Say It...Hunter Biden Is a Swamp Creature. I'll bet he still votes for the crime family.

Again from Wombat-socho - In The Mailbox: 10.20.20

This Ain’t Hell: Deployed Soldiers Face Punishment For “Message To Liberals” Video, also, Followup On Massachusetts VA< Victory Girls: 50 Cent Raps Biden’s Tax Plan

Battleswarm Blog - BidenWatch for October 19, 2020

Has another Hunter Biden laptop been seized in Ukraine? “A Ukrainian lawmaker has claimed a second laptop belonging to Hunter Biden’s business contacts in the country has been seized by law enforcement there.

J.J. Sefton at Ace of Spades HQ - The Morning Report - 10/19/20

"In defiance of intimidation and threats, previously planned 'Back the Blue' rally will be held in downtown Ithaca on October 24, at 2 p.m." Pro-Trump Rally Attacked In Liberal Ithaca (NY)
Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/19/2020
Big Tech Bans Philip Anderson Free Speech Rally Organizer After Activists Flag His Account Philip Anderson, who organized a free speech rally in San Francisco on Saturday and was attacked by members of Antifa before the rally

Maggie's Farm - Monday morning links

Here’s how the media is misreporting COVID-19’s death toll in America
European Union COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket, Europe Now Leads World In Active Infections
‘Die in a fire’: Twitter employees reveal deep hatred for Trump

Doug Ross - Larwyn’s Linx: How Long Has The U.S. Intelligence Apparatus Been Selecting Presidential Candidates?

Conservatism Now Means Defeating the Establishment: Kurt Schlichter
Congregation Prays With President Donald Trump at International Church of Las Vegas: CTH
Joe Biden is not geared for battle… he shrinks from it...: Winter Soldier

I leave you with The shit I post on Facebook from Wirecutter at Knuckledraggin My Life Away, Sunday Funnies, 10-18-20 from Stately McDaniel Manor, and Cartoon Round Up.... from Theo Spark and finally Tuesday Memes … from MaddMedic.

A Woman Defends Her Man From 3 Attackers

That's how a firearm can level the playing field. Female homeowner shoots one of three armed intruders: Police

Three men forced their way into a home and demanded money. They were armed. The male resident called out to the woman who was asleep.

When the woman woke up, she said she knew something was wrong and immediately grabbed her gun from underneath the mattress.

She saw the male resident struggling with two unknown armed men. One was wearing a light gray hoodie, and one was wearing a dark hoodie and light blue jeans. She said the latter pointed a gun at her.

One of the guys was shot in the abdomen. One was apparently in shock. The three left. The injured guy was dumped at a hosptial, and he was arrested when the doctors were done with him.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Those Peaceful Leftists...

Not really very peaceful. Pro-Trump Rally Attacked In Liberal Ithaca (NY)

Ithaca, NY, home to Cornell University, is a notoriously liberal town. That liberalism, both on and off campus, is taking on an increasingly intolerant and totalitarian tone, as was just demonstrated when a small pro-Trump rally was attacked by a crowd organized by the Ithaca Democratic Socialists, but also carrying Black Lives Matter and anarchist flags and posters.

They were standing around holding signs and flags. They were grabbed out their hands and in at least one case burned. Hats were stolen.

You will not think unapproved thoughts. You will not say unapproved things. You will shut up and do what we tell you to do.


Origa is an artist that I absolutely love. Her voice is haunting; even when I don't speak the language she is singing in, which is often, I like her music.

Olga Vitalievna Yakovleva (Ольга Витальевна Яковлева), better known by her stage-name Origa, was born in the old Soviet Union, in Novosibirsk Oblast, an area of southwestern Siberia. She made a name for herself working mostly in Japan. She died of lung cancer in at the age of 44.

This is "Aurora" by Origa from the 2005 album Aurora.

October 20, 2020

Sgt. Harold Preston

End of Watch. One Houston police officer killed, another wounded in shooting; suspect and suspect's son also shot

The two were shot at an apartment complex Tuesday morning.

The chief said Sgt. Preston was surrounded by family before he succumbed to his injuries. He served as a police officer for 41 years. “We lave lost a wonderful human being,” the police chief said.

Even though Sgt. Preston was black, don't expect Black Lives Matter to take notice. Or the media, or the Left in general to take notice. Doesn't serve the narrative.

Voter Suppression in Democratically-controlled Cities?

The long lines at voting are always in cities, and cited as a proof of The Democrat Myth of ‘Voter Suppression’

It must be the Racism of the Right. Or maybe not.

Here’s some cold facts for you: Most black people live in communities (of which Atlanta is certainly one) where Democrats control local government. So the Democrat officials in charge of their local precincts are the ones responsible for the long voting lines. This is not a right-wing conspiracy, it’s just Democrat incompetence in operation.

So if long lines in cities are a problem, why haven't the politicians - at any time in the past 50 years of so - invested in more voting equipment? Oh, that's right. Bike lanes, and street cars, and all the other things that are somehow more important than basic services.

Self-defense Is Legal in Ohio

But then I suspected it was. Man shot to death at Akron liquor store; police believe it may have been self-defense

Preliminary information indicates a 38-year-old man had arrived in a Nissan and was later leaving the Country Market on East South Street when he got into an altercation with the victim. The 34-year-old then drew a gun and shot the 38-year-old in the hand, and apparently the 26-year-old driver of the Nissan then exchanged gunfire with the 34-year-old and shot him before fleeing the scene.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Biden Reading from a Teleprompter

A little hard to keep the telepromter secret when it is bigger than your television. And so there is video of Biden Reading from a Teleprompter.

A #WalkAway Video That Is Worth Your Time

Here is a video that is worth the 11 minutes or so of your time. A black woman who didn't vote in the last Presidential election has been PUSHED to get involved because of the toxic nature of the Left.

Hate and Intolerance at the Women's March - How the Women’s March Made Me MAGA #walkaway. (Hat tip to EBL)

October 19, 2020


We haven't had any Neue Deutsche Härte (or New German Hardness in English) for some time. So let's correct that with song from Stahlmann.

This song is "Paradies" by Stahlmann. That would be Paradise in English. It is from the 2013 album Adamant. Here's a link to the lyrics and their English translation.

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought robbing a store would be a good idea. Business owner shoots man allegedly trying to rob store at gunpoint in Shelltown area

Police said a man in his early 20s tried to rob a market and taco shop business called La Michoacana at gunpoint. He reportedly demanded money from two cash registers which the person working at the store - later identified as the 40-year-old owner - handed over. As the suspect was turning to leave, the business owner reportedly produced a handgun, challenged the suspect, and ended up shooting the man twice.

The guy who got shot was taken to a local hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

"The working hypothesis is terrorism"

Gee, you think? Attacker shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ after beheading teacher in Paris

A knife-wielding teen beheaded a middle-school teacher on a street in Paris on Friday — after the educator showed students cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammad in the nude, according to reports.

Immediately after the beheading, the attacker claimed responsibility and posted an image of his victim’s severed head on Twitter, a police source told NBC News. The grisly image was removed by the social-media site.

The attacker then confronted responding cops with an air-gun rifle — and shouted “Allahu Akbar,”

Because you are not allowed to think non-approved thoughts, see non-approved art, speak non-approved words. It is the same with both Islamists and Antifa.

The French President Emmanuel Macron, is saying some interesting things. We'll see if he means them. Macron speaks of 'existential' fight against terrorism after teacher killed in France

Rents In San Francisco Crashing

Who wants to live in a city full of feces? Though the media are continuing to blame the pandemic. San Francisco apartment rents plunge as much as 31%, the biggest drop in the US, while parts of Oklahoma, Arizona and Texas see soaring demand.

  • New data released on Tuesday shows apartment rental trends across the US
  • San Francisco saw the biggest drop, with studio rents down 31% from last year
  • Detroit, New York, and Seattle were also among the cities dropping fastest
  • Meanwhile, parts of Florida, Oklahoma, Arizona and Texas saw rents rise

Of course it all has to do with the pandemic. The epidemic of homelessness, and the feces covering the streets are not an issue at all. At least not to the media.

Meanwhile, rents are rising nearly as quickly, on a percentage basis, in parts of Oklahoma, Florida, Texas and Arizona, indicating a migration trend toward areas with lower density and lower taxes.

Now they don't say what the ramp up was, but generally speaking, a 31% crash in rents is probably going to cause some landlords to default on loans. Which won't be great for Real Estate values. And if the decline goes on, it will result in even more defaults.

October 18, 2020

Not All Infrastructure Has Been Left to Decay

Emsworth Locks and DamsSome is getting the needed maintenance. Army Corps of Engineers gives tour of Emsworth Locks and Dams in advance of major rehabilitation project

The image is via Wikimedia and The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Click for a larger view and some info about the image.

In this case the project is on the Ohio River. The goal of the USACE was to inspect and reinforce a lock in the Pittsburgh area. Like a lot of the locks on the US Inland Waterway, this one is a Panamax lock. It is 110ft wide by 600ft long. The dam and locks in question were built in 1919 through 1922.

The Corps rebuilt and converted the dam to a gated structure between 1935 and 1938. That raised its pool about seven feet to accommodate more modern barges. Its electrical systems, operating machinery and buildings were upgraded in the 1980s, and the gates were upgraded about six years ago.

Given the age of the lock, the work was extensive.

The chamber walls were reinforced with at least 14 metal struts about 6-foot-tall and at least an inch thick to ensure stability.

See this link for the US Army Corps of Engineers page on the Emsworth Locks and Dam, and see this link for a previous posting on Inland Waterway infrastructure.

Self-defense Is Legal in South Carolina

He apparently thought it was a good idea to rob a guy. He was wrong. No charges in deadly QT shooting in Spartanburg Co., ruled justified

He was trying to buy a money order, but having trouble. So he went next door to use an ATM for cash. Apparently the soon-to-be-dead-guy overheard his plans.

Once the man exited the [QuikTrip] around 10 minutes later, Berry left his car and approached the man “in a hurried manner,” investigators said.

According to the sheriff’s office, Berry took a swing at the man but missed as he was running away. Investigators said the man, fearing for his life due to Berry continuing to come towards him, pulled out his concealed weapon and fired one time.

He thought it would be a good idea to rob a guy who had just gone to the ATM. He was wrong. He got shot, and died during surgery.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in South Carolina it might be your legal right as well.

That Should Do "Wonders" for 911 Response Time

Seattle PD is losing people in a big way, but then I'm surprised that there is any cop on the job in major cities right now. Rantz: At least 118 Seattle police officers left department in mass exodus.

At least 118 Seattle police officers separated from the department, the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH has confirmed. In September alone, 39 officers left the force when the typical number for that month is between 5 and 7. Even new recruits are leaving.

If they can get any retirement pay, taking it. If they aren't invested enough in a pension to matter, they are leaving. Is anyone surprised?

Currently, due to low staff, the median priority 1 response times — that is, dangerous, in-progress crimes that demand immediate response — was an astounding nine minutes in the North Precinct from July through September, according to city documents.

If I was writing a post strictly about 911 response times, I would add a line about how a lot of really bad things can happen in 9 minutes, and since that is an average that means that some people are waiting longer. And so it might be prudent to have a plan aside from "Call 911."

It is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. In Seattle. In Portland. In Chicago. In any of the Democratic-Party-controlled cities.

Felony Murder In Ohio

The Left will be scream about how this in unfair any time now. Dayton man indicted in death of accomplice

Two guys decide to rob a guy in his car. It doens't end well for them when it turns out he is armed as well, and defends himself.

As for the murder charge, you are responsible for the entirely foreseeable consequences of your actions.

Authorities said under Ohio law, an individual is responsible for any death that occurs during a robbery attempt, including the death of an accomplice.

The Left doesn't generally like that kind of law, because individual responsibility for individual actions is counter to Marxist theory.

October 17, 2020

Vincent van Gogh art ALIVE - Atelier des Lumières (Paris, France) STARRY...

"Vincent" was originally a song by Don McLean on the American Pie album, in honor of Vincent van Gogh. It charted really well in both the UK and the US. But that isn't the song we have today.

We have a cover of "Vincent" by Jim van der Zee. While I do like this cover version, what is really of interest is the video. It is of the Atelier des Lumières, Paris, France, in which the paintings of van Gogh come to life. It is worth 5 minutes of your morning, refill your coffee.

Testing, Testing 1 2 3

Is this thing on?