Good morning, kids. Tuesday and while hope always springs eternal, I’d be lying to you if I said the glimmer wasn’t getting fainter by the hour. On the depressing side, the Electoral College voted yesterday to give Polident-elect Biden the “win” with 306 electoral votes, oddly enough the same margin that President Trump defeated Clinton by four years ago. That said, Republicans from the six states where the smash-and-grab occurred on election night plus New Mexico did vote for an alternate slate of Trump-committed electors on a procedural basis in order to keep the investigations into the fraud going and presumably be recognized in Congress should those investigations actually bear fruit.
Andrea Widburg at American Thinker seemed to me to be cautiously upbeat.
Monday was the day when the states designated their electors to cast the states’ votes for president. By day’s end, creepy, confused Joe Biden had 306 electoral votes.
Democrats are ecstatic, believing that they now have a signed, sealed, and delivered White House. They don’t.
The Supreme Court currently appears to be a craven institution. Many think the Court is sending a message saying that, if Democrat Senate candidates win in Georgia, giving both the White House and Congress to the Democrats, it will rubber-stamp everything the Democrats do. In this way, the justices hope to prevent court-packing that will diminish their prestige and cachet. Still, we might yet be surprised. Additionally, more evidence keeps emerging about massive fraud…
… The Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, will be issuing his report on December 18. If there really is provable massive fraud or foreign interference, the election cannot stand…
… According to Reuters, if states select different slates of electors, the House and the Senate can simply ignore one of those slates. However, if the House and the Senate select different slates from those states, it’s entirely unclear what happens next, especially since the Electoral Count Act (which cannot trump the constitution) is muddled:
Academics have sketched out several scenarios. Under one, Pence as president of the Senate could throw out both sets of a state’s electors. Another contemplates that the House of Representatives would end up choosing between Biden and Trump. [This scenario would give one vote to each state and since the Republicans have more states with Republican majorities, President Trump would likely be the winner]. There is even a scenario in which the Speaker of the House, currently Democrat Nancy Pelosi, could become acting president.
My one quibble with the estimable Ms. Widburg (and others in the links) would be her analysis about SCOTUS refusing to take the case for fear of the Democrats packing the courts as retaliation should they manage to steal the two Georgia Senate seats in next month’s runoff. If anyone doubts that that is exactly what they will do – steal the runoff and pack the court – I have a couple of bridges over the East River to sell, cheap. Then again, with Roberts, Gorusuch, Kavanaugh and most disappointingly Barrett not stepping up to the plate and hearing the Texas lawsuit, court-packing may be unnecessary. But it is a handy cudgel if/when issues of gun rights, free speech, religion, and of course abortion cases reach the court in the coming years. Meh, call it an “insurance policy.” Nudge-nudge wink-wink. But I digress.
So, from where I sit, the end game in all of this looks to be Congress. While the Senate, with proven stooges in the Enemy camp such as Romney, Collins, Murkowski and a few others, itching to stab Trump and America in the face is dubious at best, the House is much more reliably pro-Trump. And even at that, we are still dealing with the GOP as well as threats of physical violence underscored not only by BLM-tifa, but by the actions of James Hodgkinson and others. Still, the 30-20 GOP edge in state delegations means, in the best of all possible scenarios, that should it get to that point, Trump would ultimately prevail. But getting to that point is firmly in Hail Mary territory.
Look, the evidence, both circumstantial and now provable with the Dominion machines in Antrim County, MI, as well as eyewitness accounts and the actions on election night of those counting the votes is both incontestable and massive. In that light, it is absolutely maddening that the GOP state legislators who are at the local level and well acquainted with the utter criminality and corruption of their counterparts in the Enemy camp, did not do their duty in first refusing to certify their elections or awarding their electors to Trump. But in deciding to seat two sets of electors, whether out of fear, fecklessness or both, they did at least keep the issue alive, albeit by passing the buck elsewhere.
So now all eyes are on DNI Ratcliffe and what he will announce come Friday, or perhaps before that, as well as Trump vis a vis his executive order from 2018 regarding foreign interference in our elections:
Section 1. (a) Not later than 45 days after the conclusion of a United States election, the Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the heads of any other appropriate executive departments and agencies (agencies), shall conduct an assessment of any information indicating that a foreign government, or any person acting as an agent of or on behalf of a foreign government, has acted with the intent or purpose of interfering in that election. The assessment shall identify, to the maximum extent ascertainable, the nature of any foreign interference and any methods employed to execute it, the persons involved, and the foreign government or governments that authorized, directed, sponsored, or supported it. The Director of National Intelligence shall deliver this assessment and appropriate supporting information to the President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security.
(b) Within 45 days of receiving the assessment and information described in section 1(a) of this order, the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the heads of any other appropriate agencies and, as appropriate, State and local officials, shall deliver to the President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Secretary of Defense a report evaluating, with respect to the United States election that is the subject of the assessment described in section 1(a):
My reading of Ratcliffe is that he has proven himself to be an ally of the President, so I think his report is going to reflect the truth about Dominion, and all the other bad actors, foreign and domestic, associated with them. As for Trump, he not only has the stones to pull the trigger on this, he really has no alternative. Ultimately though, it’s still out of his hands and he is going to have to rely on people who may be frightened, corrupt or lacking the character to uphold their oaths to protect the Constitution and the people, in a situation that is beyond anything experienced since the Civil War, if ever. To put it mildly, that is a big ask. If you’re praying, pray to the Almighty to give these people the wisdom and the courage to do what’s right.
Keep the faith, and your powder dry.
THE 2020 DEMOCRAT ELECTION HEIST
- “There were no faithless electors, and all the electors cast their votes in accordance with the popular vote of their state.” Electoral College Votes to Make Democrat Joe Biden [quote-unquote] President-Elect”
- “It’s not over. We keep going.” Trump Pledges to Continue Legal Challenges Contesting Election Despite Electoral College Vote
- “…if Trump does execute EO 13848 nothing will happen unless the 74 plus million folks who did vote for him rise up and support his actions because, the career bureaucrats in Washington DC will not support him.” (hat tipe Duncanthrax – jjs) Will Trump Pull the Pin? – EO 13848
- “There’s been a failure by the courts to protect the integrity of the electoral process, defend the Constitution and ultimately, perhaps, preserve the union.” See-Nothing, Do-Nothing Judiciary Unleashes Dred Scott 2020
- “”This will ensure that all of our legal remedies remain open. That means that if we win these cases in the courts, that we can direct that the alternate state of electors be certified.” Stephen Miller” As We Speak, an Alternate Slate of Electors in the Contested States is Going to Vote and We Are Going to Send Those Results to Congress
- “They are now going to take those, I think, state by state, because I think they are legitimately good constitutional arguments that don’t depend on actually proving every little instance of fraud.” Texas AG: “I Don’t Know What Else We Could Have Done”
- Margot Cleveland: “It is hard to believe the justices put the constitutional question above their desire to avoid appearing to meddle in the 2020 election.” The Supreme Court’s Rejection of Texas’ Election Lawsuit Failed the Constitution
- “It appears that the left’s strategy of ‘obey us or suffer the consequences’ has worked.” Now We Know for Sure That Our Judges and Justices Are Abject Cowards
- “Michigan official says report ‘inaccurate, incomplete and misleading.’ ” (translation: a smoking gun – jjs) Judge Releases Dominion Audit Report; Report Claims System “Designed” to “Create Systemic Fraud”
- “The computer audit of the Atrim County election Dominion tabulator machines has found irrevocable evidence that these machines and their software is unreliable, that the evidence suggests significant vote tampering, and also suggests criminal activity to do it.” Antrim Country Election Audit: Dominion Machines Unreliable, Evidence Suggests Vote Tampering
- “The decision to remove Eisen from his legislative committees was announced by Republican House Speaker Lee Chatfield.” Michigan House Strips GOP Lawmaker of His Committee Assignments for Floating Violent Electoral College Disruption
- “I feel we need to take steps to restore confidence in our elections. Starting immediately, we are pulling all of our resources together with GBI to conduct a signature match audit in Cobb County.” Georgia Announces Signature Audit In Cobb County, May Expand Statewide After Trump Pressure
- “The Nation of Islam is led by Louis Farrakhan, whose racist and antisemitic rhetoric has long been a matter of public record.” Raphael Warnock Praised Nation of Islam in 2013: “Its Voice Has Been Important” in “Black Theology”
- “Sen. Eddie Farnsworth, R-Gilbert, said there were enough questions raised, in testimony Monday before his Senate Judiciary Committee, about whether the Dominion Voting Systems used in Maricopa County produced reliable results.” Arizona Senate to Issue Subpoena for a Forensic Audit of Dominion Voting Systems
- “The pandemic did not render residents indefinitely confined and therefore did not warrant an exemption from providing ID.” Wisconsin Supreme Court Says Chinese Coronavirus is Not a Reason to Abandon Voter ID Requirement
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- Types, deletes, types, deletes… Malig-Nancy Pelosi: “Republicans Are Engaged in Election Subversion That Imperils Our Democracy”
- “When Republican electors across crucial swing states cast their electoral votes for Donald Trump in the face of the left’s insistence that Joe Biden won the election, I thought to myself: when did the GOP grow a spine?” The “Kraken” is the Sleeping Giant Now Awakened Within the GOP
- “We deplorables will focus and fight, even with potential election setbacks including unfortunate dodges by courts and certifications of tainted votes by feckless state leaders in swing states. We must recognize the reality of what has transpired and then quickly ascertain the best affirmative path forward for the future of the America First movement.”The Future of America First in the Face of Electoral Larceny
- “There is one place in the world where Trump is truly beloved, even if it isn’t his native New York City… Israel!” What Are Trump’s Options?
ABOVE THE FOLD, BREAKING, NOTEWORTHY
- Daniel Greenfield: “Children were ‘beaten with whips,’ ‘forced to sleep on the floor,’ and ‘drink urine.'” When Black Lives Matter Means Profiting from African Child Slavery
- “Biden did not just acknowledge victory; he taunted his defeated opponent, President Donald Trump. Rather than celebrate the result and reach out to Trump and his supporters, Biden coughing up phlegm throughout his speech attempted to rub salt in the wound, continuing to argue the case after he had already won it.” Biden’s Phlegmatic, Divisive Speech Burns Bridges to Trump’s America
- “One of Obama’s worst advisers is resurrected for the Biden administration.” Susan Rice Returns
- Discover the Networks: “Meet Joe Biden’s choice to lead the White House Domestic Policy Council.” This Is Susan Rice
- “It’s the shift in ideals of the current Democrat Party at the national level — the socialist agenda — and this is something that I had been considering for several months. It probably started back when the pandemic started.” Pennsylvania Sheriff Switches Party Loyalty to GOP Over Democrat Lockdowns, “Socialist Agenda”
- “The 2020 elections call the legitimacy of the Democrats — their presidential candidate and those down ballot, as well — into question.” Pride and Illegitimacy
- “In embracing the notion of a majority-minority nation, Democrats who advocate identity politics are not placing as good a bet as some of them think.” Why America is Actually Not Going to Become a “Majority-Minority” Nation
- “How to counter the Marxist left in a way that inspires conservatives and independents across the country.” Found: White America’s Lost Moral Authority
- “A 10-point plan to fix America’s shameful voting system.” (the Dems have another definition of “never again” – jjs) Never Again!
- “The twisted world in which progressives determine right from wrong.” Prager U Video: How the Left Sees the World – Power, Race, and Class
CIVIL WAR 2.0: LEFTIST REIGN OF TERROR, WAR ON POLICE
- “Progressives appear to be calling for violence while at the same time accusing Trump supporters of being violent.” “Onward, Christian Soldiers”…
DEMOCRAT-LEFTIST SCANDALS, CRIMES, CHUTZ-POCRISY, MESHUGAS
- “In the years 2014 and 2015, the California Congressman accepted a total of $6,000 from Victoria Li, an employee of Air China: a state-owned, Chinese Communist Party-run company.” Swalwell Took Donations From Chinese Communist Party Employee
- “Eric Swalwell is guilty of the foreign collusion of which he accuses Trump.” From China, With Love
- “The dishonorable Congressman should not be in public office, let alone sitting on the House Intelligence Committee.” Does Swalwell Have No Shame, or Is He Just Incomprehensibly Dense?
- “Clearly Boylan thinks it’s now OK to level a broadside against a famous man without having to back it up with… anything. But don’t blame her: The left often embraces the idea that “believing the victim” means skipping things like evidence and context — and what the accused has to say. This has been the default on college campuses for years and was the standard they tried to impose at the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.” MeToo Double Standard: Evidence Required When the Accused is a Democrat
OTHER BIDEN FAMILY HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
- “Biden’s NSA, VA picks worked for Macro Advisory Partners.” Consultancy Linked to Biden Nominees Scrubs Middle East Ops From Site
- “The U.S. attorney’s office revealed for the first time that the UAW has already paid back over $15 million for improperly billing Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for employing members who did not work at the training centers operated by the union and the companies.” Pro-Biden Union Pays $1.5 Million to Settle Corruption Probe
CHINESE CORONAVIRUS FICTIONS, FACTS AND AMERICA IMPRISONED
- “Well, thanks to President Trump and Operation Warp Speed, we got that miracle. A vaccine has been approved by the FDA and has already begun being administered.” The Chinese COVID Vaccine Is a Trump Miracle, Experts Said So
- “Now watch Democrats take credit for the hundreds of millions of vaccinations to come, and the miracle that wasn’t suppose to happen.” As Vaccines Roll Out, Doubters Rush to Take Credit
- Really good comprehensive rundown of facts and figures to bookmark and show your liberal fiends. Essential Facts About Chinese COVID-19
- “Someone thought this was a good idea. Guaranteed to scare the hell out of little ones if they watch it.” UK’s NHS Scrubs Terrifying Ad Showing Santa Near Death From Chinese COVID-19
- “A rare moment of truth from the good doctor.” Fauci Made a “Joke” in 2018 That Gave the Chinese COVID Game Away
- “This poor gentleman has had all he can take, and who can blame him?” Chinese COVID MELTDOWN: Hero Takes Bullhorn and Drops Some Lockdown Truth in the Costco Menswear Department
SCOTUS-PEACHMENT, SHAMPEACHMENT, CLINTON/OBAMA COUP, CONGRESSIONAL PERSECUTION, SPYGATE, DEEP STATE, MUELLER DECEPTION
- “Attorney General William Barr stepped down from his position in the Trump Administration on Monday, a decision the president announced on Twitter.” Attorney General William Barr to Depart Administration, Trump Announces
AMNESTY, IMMIGRATION, BORDER SECURITY
- “Biden has said he will send an amnesty for 11 million to 22 million illegal aliens to the U.S. Senate in his first 100 days.” Open Borders Lobby Urges Joe Biden to Quickly Grant Executive Amnesty
- “Kansas’s red-state allies used the case to mount a broader attack on a legal test that in their view gives judges too much power in election-security disputes. Former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach (R.) championed the law and personally defended it in court against an ACLU lawsuit.” Supreme Court Turns Down Red State Bid to Salvage Proof of Citizenship Voter Law
FIRST AMENDMENT, CENSORSHIP, FAKE NEWS, MEDIA, BIG BROTHER TECH
- “The ‘independent certifier’ who re-tweeted the claim that all Republican voters are racists approved as a Facebook fact-checker an organization funded by Chinese Communists and U.S. Democrats.” “Nonpartisan” Facebook Fact-Checking Arbiter Trashed Republicans On Russian Propaganda Outlet
- “I suppose it’s the prerogative of opinion writers to twist the facts to advance their narratives, but that’s not what fact-checkers are supposed to do.” This Washington Post“Fact-Check” of Trump’s Election Integrity Claim is a Ragbag of Lies
- “How the fourth estate has turned into Biden’s fiefdom.” New York Times Attacks Election Skeptics
- “Critical national infrastructure must be protected against physical and cyberthreats, including impairment and malicious exploitation, by all actors, not excluding the companies that own and operate elements of that infrastructure.” Big Tech and IT Security
- “We must remain vigilant and be prepared to fight for the unalienable rights that our forefathers fought so hard to grant us.” What Will Happen to Gun Rights Under the Biden [quote-unquote] Presidency?
FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL
- “China’s communist regime is sounding increasingly triumphalist in the wake of the economic destruction wreaked by the [Chinese] coronavirus pandemic that originated in Wuhan, China.” Chinese Communists See U.S. as “A Defeated Power” in Pandemic Fight
- “It’s bad enough that it appears we might have a president next year beholden to the Chinese Communist Party. But China’s connections are well beyond even that.” Communist China’s Far-Reaching Espionage Efforts Threaten U.S. Under a Joe Biden [quote-unquote] Presidency
- “Xi Jinping took a disaster and, through calculated lies and dictatorial cruelty, accomplished what seemed nearly impossible just last year.” Time’s Person of the Year Reveals the West’s Stunning Weakness Under China’s Deadly Threat
- “Capitalism has created enormous global prosperity, but it has also left too many people behind, led to degradation of our planet, and is not widely trusted in society.” Pope & Rothschild Propose 21st Century Version of 1930’s European Socialist Economic Model
- “Fakhrizadeh had planned the nuclear ‘Final Solution’ to the Jewish State.” The EU And Brennan Lament Fakhrizadeh’s Demise
- “While Israelis held by Hamas are subjected to the cruelest forms of torture.” So Called “Palestinians” Denounce Israel But Count On Its Medical Care
DEFENSE, MILITARY, SECURITY AFFAIRS
- “This is a much bigger story than one single agency. This is a huge cyber espionage campaign targeting the U.S. government and its interests.” Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service Suspected of Hacking U.S. Treasury, Commerce, Other Departments
- Robert Spencer: “As it turned out, he has been forced to resign for ‘praising President Donald Trump for ‘stopping Muslims’ and ‘talking big against Muslims,’ and ‘said Islam was not a peaceful religion and made comments linking the faith with violence and ‘Muslim terrorists.'”Tennessee Lawyer Fired for Saying Islam Isn’t a Peaceful Religion
- Raymond Ibrahim: “Even as he admits that ‘It’s impossible to refute Ibrahim [on taqiyya]. He has certainty, where I can offer only ambiguity and nuance.'” Another Muslim Downplays Taqiyya, Islamic-Sanctioned Deceit
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS, THE BUREAUCRACY, WASTE, FRAUD, ABUSE
- “New York City should use advancements in data technology to get its foster and adoption programs up to date.” Improving Child Welfare
THE ECONOMY, STUPID
- “And the pandemic has made it so much worse.” Debt: The Most Predictable Crisis in U.S. History
- “Unions in the United States should reassess their political allegiances.” America’s Union Agenda at a Crossroads
CRIME & PUNISHMENT, NON-DOSTOYEVSKY
- “While some of the inmates were released after posting bail, the majority of them were set loose because of a new law that went into effect on Jan. 1 that barred judges from setting bail on a host of offenses deemed ‘non-violent.'” Report: NYC Has Freed Thousands Of Gun Suspects This Year, Nearly 90% Of Those Arrested
EDUCATION, AND WHAT PASSES FOR IT
- “Part II: Government education intervention paved the road to dumber hell.” Common Core: The Last Time Bill Gates Helped America
- “Elon University deserves to be shamed and shunned by alumni who care about the basic tenet of democracy — free expression.” My Alma Mater Is Waging War Against My Friends
RED-GREENS, CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX, JUNK SCIENCE, LYSENKOISM
- “He’s against it, and then he’s for it — but what he’s definitely not for is continued U.S. energy growth.” Joe Biden’s Fracking Malarkey
- “The company, Tonopah Solar Energy, operated the Crescent Dunes solar plant in Nevada, which received $737 million in guaranteed loans during the Obama administration. Tonopah was granted a Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan in early December.” Another Green Energy Company That Received Millions From Taxpayers Under Obama Has Gone Bankrupt
CULTURE WARS, NATIONAL SUICIDE
- “You see it happen all the time. The Hypocrisy seems to be ruling everybody right now. You mention Matthew McConaughey and his little podcast with… Russell Brand. I’ve got to give him some kudos on that because I thought that was pretty cool. At least they looked like they’re trying to reach across the aisle and have a civil discussion about this.” Kevin Sorbo Backs Matthew McConaughey On Hollywood Hypocrisy
- “Cancel culture targets Joseph Epstein.” What’s Up, Doc?
- “Today we see social tyranny played out by a small but growing group of citizens that has a chilling effect on the lives of the majority of Americans.” The Social Tyranny that Threatens Thoughtful Americans
HITHER & YON
- “To both connoisseurs and critics, the McRib brings a welcome respite, however brief, from the horrors of this pandemic year.” “The Ribs of God” Return to McDonald’s (Archie Binker – He made Eve out of a rib. Cheaper cut” – jjs)
- Christian Toto: “This sober, sophisticated western delivers most of what a classic oater demands.” News of the World Abandons Hanks at the Worst Possible Moment
- “I hope this small selection of lesser-known hymns and carols may brighten your season. May they bring joy and awe, solace and peace, contemplation and wonder.” This Collection Of Deep-Cut Carols Will Help Prepare Your Heart For Christmas
- “John le Carre’s novels will outlive us.” The Spy Who Lingers
- “Let’s not misread the moment.” Lost Innocence?
NOTE: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.