The Morning Report 4/26/24

Good morning, kids. Much like George Jetson had a collapsible flying car in a suitcase, Harvey Weinstein, had a collapsible Posturepedic in his back pocket, and whipped it out con gusto to threaten career death to female starlets unless they gobbled his pockmarked johnson. Yet, he had his 2020 rape conviction tossed by the NY State Court of appeals yesterday. 

Having worked in the film biz during his heyday in the 90s, scores of anecdotal stories abound from men and women of how he screwed them over, both figuratively and quite literally. Mira Sorvino, whose career tanked when she came forward with accusations, and whose late father Paul wanted to justifiably tear Weinstein limb from limb, had this reaction on the X-Twitter deal:

“Day after #DenimDay honoring sexual violence survivors, Harvey Weinstein’s conviction overturned, due partly to ‘Molineux witnesses’ testifying to prior bad acts, like lioness Annabella Sciorra,” Sorvino’s post read, referring to a term meaning “witnesses in a trial who are allowed to testify about criminal acts that the defendant has not been charged with committing,” The New York Times noted.

“Since when don’t courts allow evidence of pattern of prior bad acts to be admitted?” she added. “He’s a prolific serial predator who raped/harmed 200+women! Disgusted w/justice system skew [to] predators not victims.”

In the interest of full disclosure, I was neither a juror nor an observer of the trial, and so was not privy to the evidence that led to his conviction, my anecdotal experience/knowledge of his reputation notwithstanding. In one sense, I feel bad for Sorvino and the other victims.

That said, with all due respect to Ms. Sorvino, I could care fuck all. She’s “disgusted” at the justice system? Funny how she and all the other supposed “victims” of Harvey Weinstein were dead silent when the same NY court convicted Donald Trump of libel and awarded multi-millions of dollars to E. Jean Carrol for her cock and bull story of being raped and/or groped by Trump. Which he had neither been charged nor convicted, as if that matters these days, but I digress. For publicly defending himself by calling her out for the liar she was – which is in the febrile, reptilian, pea-sized mind of Leftists a crime against humanity – Trump got what he deserved.

I have no love for Weinstein. But it’s kind of sickly ironic that perhaps the court did the right thing for tossing his conviction. Perhaps not. And yet after a sham of a travesty of two mockeries of a farce of a libel trial, the same court system has Trump on trial for supposedly using campaign cash as hush money to silence Sloppy Daniels prior to 2016. The case is a joke and everyone knows it. The problem is the system is so abjectly corrupted that the Constitution and rule of law are out the window in service to leftist political expedience.

Despite the prosecution’s best efforts to insinuate former President Trump‘s involvement in—or even knowledge of—the “catch and kill” scheme, Pecker’s testimony continues to fall short of any direct implication. The prosecution frequently used the “catch and kill” term as well as referring to Cohen and Pecker’s activities as a “scheme,” hoping to convince the jury of illegal activity when, in fact, there appears to be none.Under cross-examination by Trump‘s attorney Emil Bove, Pecker even admitted he’d never heard the term “catch and kill” before the prosecution used it. Bove asked Pecker if “it was always your intention, dating back to the early days of this friendship, not to publish negative stories about President Trump?” The tabloid newsman responded, “Yes.”

Pecker also acknowledged he has held back negative stories about other notable public figures, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, businessman Ronald Perelman, and Obama Chief of Staff-turned-Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Further undermining the prosecution’s case, he added that it was his understanding that Cohen was acting in a personal capacity for Trump, not on behalf of the presidential campaign.

Like the E. Jean Carrol case, will this matter in the end with a judge, prosecutor and likely 12 angry New York City hand-picked stooges? Doubtful.

And Trump, along with scores of innocent people might just catch a break at SCOTUS on yet another trumped up, banana republic bullshit persecution, vis a vis “presidential immunity.” Here’s Turley’s take:

Writer Ray Bradbury once said, “Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.” In Thursday’s case before the Supreme Court on the immunity of former President Donald Trump, nine justices appear to be feverishly working with feathers and glue on a plunge into a constitutional abyss. 

It has been almost 50 years since the high court ruled presidents have absolute immunity from civil lawsuits in Nixon v. Fitzgerald. The court held ex-President Richard Nixon had such immunity for acts taken “within the ‘outer perimeter’ of his official responsibility.” Yet in 1974’s United States v. Nixon, the court ruled a president is not immune from a criminal subpoena. Nixon was forced to comply with a subpoena for his White House tapes in the Watergate scandal from special counsel Leon Jaworski.

Since then, the court has avoided any significant ruling on the extension of immunity to a criminal case — until now. There are cliffs on both sides of this case. If the court were to embrace special counsel Jack Smith’s arguments, a president would have no immunity from criminal charges, even for official acts taken in his presidency. It would leave a president without protection from endless charges from politically motivated prosecutors. If the court were to embrace Trump counsel’s arguments, a president would have complete immunity. It would leave a president largely unaccountable under the criminal code for any criminal acts.

The first cliff is made obvious by the lower-court opinion. While the media have largely focused on extreme examples of president-ordered assassinations and coups, the justices are clearly as concerned with the sweeping implications of the DC Circuit opinion. . . 

. . . The other cliff is more than obvious from the other proceedings occuring as these arguments were made. Trump’s best attorney proved to be Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. If the justices want insight into the implications of denying any immunity, they just need to look north to New York City. The ongoing prosecution of Trump is legally absurd but has resulted in the leading presidential candidate not only being gagged but prevented from campaigning.

Alvin Bragg is very personification of the danger immunity is meant to avoid. . . 

. . . I have long opposed sweeping arguments of immunity from criminal charges for presidents. The devil is in the details, and many justices are struggling with how to define official versus nonofficial conduct. The line-drawing proved maddening for the justices in the oral argument. The most they could say is similar to the story of the man who jumped off a building. As he passes an office window halfway down, another man calls out to ask how he’s doing. The jumper responds, “So far so good.”

As the justices work on a new set of legal wings, anything is possible as the nation waits for the court to hit ground zero in the middle of the 2024 presidential election.

So, let’s say SCOTUS does manage to perform a Solomonic miracle and “mostly peacefully” cleave the baby in half. The only thing that will do is enrage a perpetually enraged Democrat-Left to either dissolve or permanently pack SCOTUS with a bench full of Roland Freisler/Enorgon-Erdogon-Enron-Gorgon clones. 

That underscores my argument that this nation is divided not only on a panoply of issues but on the legitimacy of the nation itself, and on those of us who are desperate to restore and preserve what it once was. Or at least as we had imagined it to be. 

The annihilationist rhetoric about Jews heard on campuses around the country, horrendous as it is, is not merely about Jews, nor did it spring up in a vacuum. It happened because of decades of anti-American and anti-Western indoctrination on said campuses going at least as far back as when individuals like Theodore Adorno and Herbert Marcuse fled actual European Fascism and paid us back by injecting the poison of Marx and Gramsci into the American educational system.

Presto chango, 80 years later and voila! We live in a nation that resembles the bastard child of 1968 Chicago with 1938 Nuremberg. Everything is upside-down, thoroughly corrupt almost everywhere you turn, and really nowhere to run. 

Even if we somehow win in 2024, or win every election for the next 40 years, and both of those are seriously in doubt, we will still have at least a third of the population (not including the millions of illegal foreigners who I wouldn’t count on for help) wanting us dead as well as a propaganda/brainwashing complex disguised as academia that will produce yet another generation of useless pod people who will be eager to line us up and shoot us into a ditch. Ironic considering their hatred of the Second Amendment.

I used the “R” word yesterday maybe reluctantly but now, there really is no other way out. Face it. America as it was is virtually if not completely gone. If we somehow survive the coming maelstrom of internal conflict and end up victorious, we must reconstruct a society and form of government that never again allows the scum who destroyed us in the first place to ever be within a billion billion light years of power and influence. If that means ditching the Constitution, so be it.

If a revolution is what they want, then we should be the ones to give it to them. Good and hard.

My latest essay is up at Taki’s Magazine. Have a good weekend.


  • Jack Posobiec: “. . . aside from its obvious evil, there’s another problem with communism: by necessity, it is viciously, unimaginably petty. And yes, this is a necessity. When the entire basis of your ideology is the government centrally planning who gets what resource, down to the last thumbtack, pettiness is the inevitable conclusion. Which may explain the existence of one Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).” Is There Anything Elizabeth Warren Doesn’t Want to Micromanage?
  • “Like empires before us, we have lost our cultural confidence and moorings, increasing the risk of being overrun by newcomers.” America Isn’t the First Empire Doomed By Open Borders
  • Richard Fernandez: “We will be ‘righteous’ when it no longer matters and degenerate, foolish and ambitious in the meantime.” Flashpoints


  • Victor Davis Hanson: “Why Biden plays Iranian poker with American and Israeli lives.” War By Affirmative Action?
  • “Various terrorist organizations” lobbed mortar rounds at efforts on the location laying the groundwork for the pier while U.N. officials were touring the area, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing the Israeli military. The U.N. officials retreated to secure spaces and no one was injured in the attack, but the incident underscored concerns about security for the roughly 1,000 U.S. troops involved in facilitating delivery of much-needed humanitarian supplies to Gaza. Biden’s Gaza Pier Site Comes Under Attack As US Troops Prepare To Begin Construction
  • Douglas Murray: “Khan wants to bring individual cases against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and a head of the Israeli army, most likely the chief of the general staff. If this happens, it will throw kerosene onto the already flammable international situation. And further ignite things here at home.” International Criminal Court’s vicious smear tactics against America’s allies
  • You’d think these heathen savages would understand their own concept of “taqqiya” being used by Biden – jjs State Department Arabic Spox Quits to Protest U.S. Support for Israel
  • “How are news outlets dedicating wall-to-wall coverage to campus protests, but not the discovery of mass graves in Gaza of people with their hands tied & clothing stripped? Why do we not know more? Where are the journalists and resources being dedicated to that story?” — Titty-Caca AOC (No, she’s not referring to the Jews – jjs) Media Hoax: No, Israel Did Not Dig ‘Mass Grave’ At Gaza’s Nasser Hospital
  • “The rhetoric of genocide surrounding the Israel/ Hamas conflict must be clarified to arrive at a peaceful conclusion that saves the lives of Arabs and Jews in the region.” “Palestine” is Free. . . In Israel (Only with coupon, while supplies last- jjs)

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  • “The amount of illegals pouring into the country has exceeded multiple states’ populations. And with the Biden administration ensuring that illegal aliens would be counted in the Census, this massive new population could permanently rig Congress and the Electoral College in favor of Democrats. The crisis is deliberate. The Democrats think they want to replace Americans with illegal immigrants, despite the many criminals, gang members, potential terrorists, and foreign agents who are part of the illegal invasion. This is the purposeful upheaval of America.” California Takes the Lead in Illegal Migrant Apprehensions
  • Illegal aliens shipped to Martha’s Vineyard last year by Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis will be given work visas as “crime victims,” according to the latest insanity coming at you from [so-called quote-unquote “president”] Joe Biden’s open borders. Illegal Aliens Sent to Martha’s Vineyard Get Special ‘Crime Victim’ Visas


  • Robert Spencer: “So is this senescent corruptocrat in the habit of making the sign of the cross when thinking about people and things that he hates? It sure seems that way. And now he has given us the bizarre spectacle of a Catholic apparently praying that more children will be killed. Pious Old Joe, you can always count on him.” Old Joe Biden Goes to an Abortion Rally, Does the Most Tone-Deaf Thing Imaginable
  • Daniel Greenfield: “War stories made up by my demented president.” What’s Eating Joe?(BSE and syphilis are eating his cerebral cortex – jjs)


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  • The third day of the hush money trial of former President Donald Trump did not go well for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. David Pecker, the prosecution’s lead-off witness, continued to poke holes in Bragg’s case.While the former publisher of the National Enquirer tabloid testified that he believed the “catch and kill” scheme coordinated by attorney Michael Cohen was “for the campaign,” Pecker also insisted that, at the time, he did not believe Trump was aware of Cohen’s activities. Trump Trial Day 3: Trump Lauds ‘Breathtaking’ Pecker, Who Continues to Shaft Bragg
  • “What was Eastman’s supposed ‘crime?’ He gave legal advice to Trump.” (Hat tip to Buck Throckmorton – jjs) The Rule of Law Depends on John Eastman
  • Bove sought to flip the script and demonstrate the McDougal deal was just “standard” procedure. He highlighted multiple instances where Pecker’s magazine suppressed damaging stories for other individuals in the public eye, including for politicians like Rahm Emanuel, current U.S. ambassador to Japan and former Democratic mayor of Chicago, and former Republican California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Trump Defense Attorney Fires Crippling Shots At Alvin Bragg’s Case Just Minutes Into Cross-Examination
  • “While Judge Cannon seems to be playing this trial down the middle, the prosecution of Joe Biden for also possessing classified documents at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and next to his Corvette in his Wilmington, Del., garage is proceeding…. oh wait. Hold the presses on that one. The Corvette exception applied in that case. If only Trump had been cool enough to put on the sunglasses and drive around with the documents in a Corvette.” What Do New Documents in ‘Plasmic Echo’ Case Reveal About the Feds’ Surveillance of Trump?
  • “USAA was ‘founded on military values.’ Now it embraces leftist ideas, transgender ideology, and corporate cancel culture.” USAA Scorns Its Trump-Voting Members By Debanking The Lawyer Who Defended Him
  • “We all know that what’s happening in New York is election interference, but we also need to understand the very fundamental rights that are pushed aside to ‘get Trump.’”Democrats Need To Be Held To Account For Denying Trump’s Due Process Rights(How about abolishing their party and imprisoning them for treasonous behavior – jjs)






  • The worst part about that one was that another girl had warned teachers and staff that it was going to happen (five hours in advance), but the school just brushed it off saying that nothing would happen. As Stephen put it, “It never does happen. Right until it does.” Trans Boy Beats Another Girl in Indiana
  • “Pissed-off parents of Atrisco Heritage Academy High School students in Albuquerque, New Mexico are now demanding to know why – and how – the school hired a provocative dancer to perform at the school’s prom, after video went viral online showing a drag queen performing a striptease-like dance on the school gym surrounded by teenage students.” New Mexico High School Hires Erotic Dancer In Drag to Perform At Prom
  • “The College Board, creator of the SAT, is abandoning merit for racialism—and it doesn’t intend to let the Supreme Court stand in its way.” Don’t Trust Our Test!








  • “This is all a game by the diplomats and politicians in power on both sides.” Russia vetos UN resolution put forth by U.S to ban nuclear weapons in space
  • Comparisons have been drawn to Franklin Roosevelt’s “Arsenal of Democracy” and the “greatest generation” that mobilized America’s industrial might into a defense industrial base (DIB) that could equip the militaries of the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union simultaneously during World War II. But this generation has different priorities than ensuring that Ukraine beats back Russian aggression, Israel defeats Hamas, and Taiwan deters a revanchist China. Our defense leaders are focused on putting the D-E-I in the D-I-B. Putting the DEI in the DIB


  • So much for “following the science.” Newly released documents indicate that bureaucrats affiliated with the Medicare program ignored advice they solicited from medical experts in their efforts to deny patients care. Worse yet, the individuals with disabilities who were harmed often came from minority households — the same groups the Biden [junta] claims to be helping with its “equity” agenda. It’s but the latest signal of how the left will use rationing tactics to deny patients costly care. Medicare Bureaucrat Denies Test To Transplant Recipients Despite Doctors’ Advice





  • “A new film dramatizes the life of an almost unbelievable heroine.” (Timely – jjs) Irena’s Vow

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