Liberals Are Confused About the Definition of “Coyote”

Nevermore facepalmWhile you might classify the people smuggling illegals over the border as animals, there is technically a difference. If You Don’t Know That ‘Coyotes’ Are Human Smugglers, Shut Up About The Border

Not only do Biden and others have some confusion about the term “coyote,” they are also lying about a certain ACLU lawsuit.

The report claims that “the parents of 545 children still can’t be found,” but that’s not quite right. The NPR report omitted a statement issued by Department of Homeland Security spokesperson Chase Jennings explaining that in fact the vast majority of these parents have been found but have refused reunification with their children, which is why the children are still in DHS custody.

“In the current litigation, for example, out of the parents of 485 children whom Plaintiffs’ counsel has been able to contact, they’ve yet to identify a single family that wants their child reunited with them in their country of origin,” Jennings said.

Politicians lie? People going on about stuff they know nothing about? I’m shocked… OK. Not so much shocked. (Hat tip to Wombat-socho.)

How Dare You, Say Something Mean About a Democrat

Heh. Jake Tapper: Still Not Over Macho Grande

Has it really been 40 years since Airplane? Perhaps younger readers don’t get the “over Macho Grande” reference, but it came to mind as I watched Jake Tapper have a hissy fit after Thursday’s debate, declaring that President Trump “is running the single most negative, sleazy campaign in American history for a major party candidate.”

There is more. Click thru.

He’s Not the One We Are Worried About

The real question is, “Did anyone in the Obama Administration do anything wrong?” Biden says his son did ‘nothing inappropriate’ while working at Ukraine company

Not that a question like that will be asked. The FBI should be asking, but they are mostly in the bag for the Democrats. Or as they would say in Chicago: The Fix is In.

Joe Biden says his son did nothing inappropriate while working for a company in Ukraine

All he did was collect a lot of money. Nothing to see here. Move along.

“You just can’t come back”

I have a new-found respect for Sheriff Richard Jones. Ohio sheriff says he will offer financial help for any celebrity wishing to leave country if Trump wins

“Celebrities threatening to leave the United States if the president is re-elected. This happened in 2016 and it is believed not one celebrity left then and it appears the same threats are being made this election year,” Jones wrote on Facebook.

A whole slew of celebritities “threatened” to move out of the country, and one promised to move off the planet (Cher?) if Trump won. As if that was a deterent. Now they are making more threats.

Sheriff Jones is offering to help. “You just can’t come back.” Heh. (Hat tip to The Other McCain.)

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The State of the Pandemic

The Other McCain has a COVID-19 Update The latest surge is here. “Just in time for the home stretch of the presidential election campaign.”

At this point the media induced panic is more newsworthy than the pandemic. Which is why it isn’t reported on.

The number of COVID-19 deaths reported daily in the U.S. peaked six months ago, on April 21, at 2,742 daily. There was a belated summer uptick, which peaked at 1,851 deaths on July 30, and since then the toll has gradually but steadily declined. During the week of Sept. 14-20, the average daily death total was 782; during the most recent week, Oct. 12-18, the average was 725 deaths daily, a 7.3% decline in about a month, and about 30% lower than in the first week of August

Of course that news isn’t politically useful to the Left and their lackeys in the media, so it isn’t reported. Only “new cases” are reported.

RINO Governors Are Also Drunk on Power

Facepalm X 2For example, The Other McCain highlights Ohio’s ‘Republican’ Governor

Republicans are the party of business, the party of free enterprise and deregulation. So why in the world is the Republican governor of Ohio dictating 10 p.m. “last call” at bars?

This doesn’t even make sense. What, you are not contagious before 10 PM? But reps are fighting the Governors orders.

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Since They Can’t Blame the Cops…

The Left will blame the gun in 3, 2, … Family says fight over a girl led to shooting that killed 23-year-old

Investigators believe an ongoing dispute between two groups of teenagers and young adults led to the gunfire. Arrest warrants state the shooting was gang-related, though the Blake family says the brothers and their cousin were not gang members.

Of course not. Those cops are just lying.

Georgia has a version of Felony Murder, so there are 14 people charged in the death, including one-of the dead-guy’s brothers, and one of his cousins.

They can’t blame the cops because there were no cops around when the shooting took place.

They won’t blame themselves, even though it looks like a brother and a cousin are involved in/responsible for this guy’s death. (A family that kills together…)

So they will blame the gun. Let’s them off the hook, and it is part of the Left’s narrative today.

And the media is happy to just report their feelings, and ignore any inconvenient facts. (The linked article is all about grief, and pretty light on substance.)

What is that saying about the 12 step programs? Something like, “You can’t fix a problem if you don’t admit you have a problem.”

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

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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 for a Biden this close to an election.

Those Peaceful Leftists…

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The Left is 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.

Voter Suppression in Democratically-controlled Cities?

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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.

Israel and Bahrain Establish Diplomatic Ties

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Peace moves forward. The media and the Left (but I repeat myself) will ignore this. Bahrain, Israel formalize diplomatic ties

Israel and Bahrain have signed an agreement to establish formal diplomatic ties following U.S.-brokered negotiations, paving the way toward the signing of a peace treaty.

The establishment diplomatic core hasn’t been able to do much in the Middle East for more than 50 years. I wonder what changed all of a sudden?

Biden Reading from a Teleprompter

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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.

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Another #WalkAway Video

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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)

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.

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  • 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.

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, taking it. If they aren’t invested enough 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.

Fact Checking Biden’s Tax Plan

But then lying is what politicians do. Fact Check: Yes, Biden’s Plan Would ‘Increase Taxes on Average for All Income Groups

Biden and the Dems keep saying that only people making more than $400K would see a tax increase.

According to an analysis from the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, Biden’s $3.2 trillion tax increase package would reduce incomes, reduce GDP growth, and kill jobs:

Click thru. It’s not long, and there isn’t even much math.

Venezuela Is Out of Gas

And all other petroleum products. Venezuela, Once an Oil Giant, Reaches the End of an Era – The New York Times

It is a textbook case of socialism leading to decay. Well, and the sanctions over human-rights abuses and election fraud haven’t helped.

For the first time in a century, there are no rigs searching for oil in Venezuela.

Wells that once tapped the world’s largest crude reserves are abandoned or left to flare toxic gases that cast an orange glow over depressed oil towns.

Refineries that once processed oil for export are rusting hulks, leaking crude that blackens shorelines and coats the water in an oily sheen.

Because the bad capitalists, and all the technicians they hired to keep stuff repaired, fled that socialist hellhole years ago.

And of course, decaying infrastructure leads to ecological problems.

No oil means no money, and not just to maintain the infrastructure.

The country now has the highest poverty rate in Latin America, overtaking Haiti this year, according to a recent study by Venezuela’s three leading universities.

Hat tip to Babalú Blog, who notes.

Venezuela is not just out of oil. It has also destroyed a once prosperous and well educated middle class. Many from that middle class now live in the U.S. and support President Trump because they understand socialism in a way that few U.S. college students do.

Twitter versus The Hunter Biden Story

Nevermore facepalmSmitty over at The Other McCain notes – Twitter Getting Its Hunter Biden On

The ever increasing effort by Twitter to throttle and otherwise kill the Hunter Biden story is just drawing that much more attention.

The magic laptop with the salacious emails sure got my BabylonBee muse going. Then there was a bunch of time where I could not retweet or post. @Jack’s crack stack’s back in black.

It is pretty funny. Click thru.

For myself I can say that I tried to post an image of the New York Post‘s front page about Hunter B. I had to change the name, so that it did not include “Hunter” and I also scaled the JPEG just to screw with any other checks they were making.

Civil War 2.0

That’s what the Left wants, apparently. Progressives Prepare To Cross The Rubicon

When Ben Franklin emerged from Constitution Hall in 1787 at the conclusion of the drafting of our Constitution, a woman is reputed to have asked him, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”. Franklin replied: “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

The Left doesn’t want a Republic. They want to rule by decree. From the Governor’s mansion of California, about electric autos, from the White House, with Obama and his pen, or from SCOTUS. They don’t want to follow the Constitution, because they know that they can’t change things via amendment.

“May you live in interesting times,” really is a curse.

Columbus Day Weekend in Chicago

HeyJackass! has details. Mostly Peaceful Weekend | Oct 9-11 2020

Given that the statues were peacefully removed and the parade has been cancelled, the resulting peace should yield zeros across the board “until further notice”.

Final Peaceful Tally: 6 killed, 49 wounded [SNIP]
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 20 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 22 wounded

How did removing the statues and canceling the parade make your life better?

The numbers for 2020 didn’t quite double the numbers from 2018 and 2019, but it is close. Click thru for the details.