Our Last Chance

Joe Biden talked about a “dark winter” in the debate Thursday.

It’s interesting that he uses the term “dark.” Why would any candidate speak of the darkness? Could it be because he’s marshaling the forces of darkness?

Anyone with any degree of spirituality recognizes that we are in a big fight against the darkness of evil right now. Chaos and confusion are all around us. The other side thrives on hate. It wouldn’t matter who the candidate is, they’ll vote for him out of spite and revenge.

What is it that Dante says is written on the gates of hell? Spite. Many of our fellow Americans would be happy to see our country fall. How else do you explain BLM and Antifa?

God and his angels are typically referred to as the forces of the light.

We are in an epic battle at this election pitting good against evil. If our country falls, Satan will succeed in his domino effect and the West will decline. Rapidly.

I found this article interesting at accordingtohoyt.com. The author has entitled it “Instruments.” I have somewhat shortened it, but you can read the whole thing at the site.

This is going to be a very religious post, and you’ll have to excuse me. I normally don’t talk about my religion, partly because more and more, like others who belong to mainline churches I feel betrayed and besmirched by what those institutions have become.

Partly because though I am religious, I believe we’re supposed to live in this world in the light of reason and facts. If it were not so, we’d be given other perceptions and other ability…

But sometimes, living in the world, you can’t help the feeling something else is going on. Something you can’t quite put a finger on. Oh, perhaps it’s all the deceit of our hindsight, our flawed natures. And perhaps it’s not.

I’m going to start by telling you that when I first heard Obama talk about how we stood “on the precipice” of great achievement I felt that. And it wasn’t good.

You see, a precipice is a great chasm, a bottomless pit. Though the establishment immediately went into overdrive to picture precipice as summit, and I’ve seen other people use it that way since, I believe he meant it exactly as chasm. He meant to take us down a deep hole from which we’d never recover.

Did he mean to say it?

Well…. Let’s be real, shall we? What else would we expect? He was raised in hatred of the US both by his mother and his grandparents. And he wanted to “undo everything Reagan did.” He told us so. No matter how much he dissembled, or what he said to try to woo people (and honestly, he didn’t, really. Our media just lied, lied and lied again, same as they’re doing for their current great hopes.) he hated America. What he wanted to undo was Reagan winning the cold war, which bruised the ego of his family, who had thrown their lot in with the USSR and viewed themselves as superior because of it. Out of that wounded prided, he wanted to revile America and extol and elevate the communist dictatorships of the world…

I believe when people are possessed of a strong feeling, a strong belief, it comes through. Precipice was the word it came through.

Biden and Harris are just the continuation of that. They want us reviled and dragged in the mire. In Biden’s case, I suspect because “he’s so far gone over” that he can’t stand that everyone else isn’t embroiled in betrayal and filled with rot. He wants to destroy the country, because there is just enough goodness in us to make him feel bad about what he’s become, what he is.

They hate us, they really hate us.

Harris… I confess when Amanda Green read her book and reported on it, just reading the excerpts filled me with a sort of creepy crawly feeling at the back of my spine.

There is in her the same feel there was in Obama. In her, in fact, they have chosen the form of America’s executioner.

And they can’t help in telling us what they intend for us. The Green New Deal, something of no value whatsoever to ecology or the Earth (all the predictions of the global warmists have been as accurate as the predictions of the covidiots. I’m not impressed. Science is predictive, or it’s garbage.) but which they’ve confessed will allow them to bring America “under control.” Specifically, under their control.

And then there’s Trump….

Four years ago, at this time, I was still not sure I could vote for him. Part of it was a great big disinformation campaign which appeared to support him, while writing the most vile things in comments on blogs I frequented…

I’m not going to tell you Trump is a wonderful human being. Though he seems to be far cleaner than we could expect anyone ever engaged in 20th century business to be.

I heard from very religious (not to say offbeat and cultish) that Trump had been sent from G-d to save us, and I snort-giggled. Partly because, surely G-d could have chosen someone more accomplished?

And then I spent four years watching this man, this flawed, not very suave man, endure things I can’t even imagine. I broke, for the last six years. I broke under far less pressure than he’s taken, and for far smaller stakes.

He was betrayed by our deeply infiltrated governmental apparatus, reviled by all our organs of communication, survived two coup attempts, and over the last year has presided over a nation that the media and the left (but I repeat myself) have driven insane, deliberately and with malice aforethought. They’ve done this for the sake of no greater good than taking control of us, and our wealth, and hiding their own deep evil and shame. He’s survived at least two coup attempts engineered by his own government, and the deployment of Antifa, Obama’s own brown shirts, in an attempt to destroy everything he accomplished.

And yet, he keeps on.

Steve is a friend. He was also, like me, profoundly ambivalent four years ago.

I must apologize to my very religious friends. You were right. I was wrong. Partly because I didn’t realize how far off course we had gotten, how badly wounded the nation I loved was, how penetrated by those who hate her, and who will betray everything in her for the sake of…. I don’t even know? The respect of the left, who command the heights of money and academic/intellectual power? Surely those of them who are not completely stupid can’t help seeing how hollow both of those are.

Anyway, this morning, thinking about what Steve said in that post, I remembered other men who were deeply, deeply flawed but who brought their country through as it should be, and survived as Trump has. Because His hand was on them. (Solomon and David, to be exact.)

They weren’t perfect, but they fought greater evil.

What Trump is fighting is nothing less than a world plan to have us all under the foot of one hegemon: China.

China, with the help and cooperation of disappointed communists and those they corrupted with money (not mutually exclusive, btw. Ego will cause people to do things even money won’t.) has been taking over the world while America slept.

And China is… China. With an added flip of Fascism. Frankly, in China human life has always been cheap, and there’s no such thing as regard for the individual. They took to fascism like ducks to water, and everything Nazi Germany did, they’ve done more of and worse. And are still doing it, while the trained seals in our press, paid by them, applaud in unison…

Sure, Trump is flawed. Deeply so. Although to my knowledge he’s never had a woman’s husband killed so he could marry her, which frankly I think people who consider themselves Christian would recognize.

We are fallen beings and live in peculiarly fallen times. I realized sometime ago, that though I believed, I behaved in daily life as if I didn’t. I’ve been trying to change that with mixed success. It is not easy.

People get twisted by the times they live in. Frankly if Trump were a flawless saint, or an inspired prophet, I’d want to know who was playing us.

But he’s not. He’s just right on the main struggle of our times. On the fight between the idea of human liberty, individual freedom, and the regime that butchered Hong Kong, that rapes women, kills people because of their beliefs, and generally despises anyone not of a specific ethnicity.

At the crossroads of humanity, Trump, such as he is, is the champion for the side of the Light. I’ve mentioned before the Author has a sense of humor, right?

It doesn’t mean if he wins, he won’t put a foot wrong. It doesn’t mean I’ll agree with everything he does. It just means he will give us time, a little bit of time, to see things clearly, to survive a little longer, to perhaps get through this.

But the choice is stark, unavoidable and clear. I have no patience whatsoever with anyone who sees it and yet thinks they can’t vote for Trump. Because to them is not worth it to save us from falling down Obama’s bottomless precipice, if we’re not going to be transported immediately to paradise with trumpets and angels.

Perhaps Trump can offer us no more than blood, sweat and tears. But what is the other side even CLAIMING to offer?

The people who claim to be “saving” “the soul” of America do not believe in the values that made America the beacon of the world. They do not in fact believe America is good. They look around at the horrors of human history, the horrors of the rest of the world, and wish they could make us more like THAT. Because they see themselves as the fat, catered to overlords of that hellish landscape.

We don’t have a functional press, or America would recoil from the corruption, the vile sewer of betrayal, of graft, of grosser indulgences of the left.

We haven’t had a functional education system for a long time, so our young people believe in “democracy.”

And we have an army of fraudsters ready to do what they need to install these corrupt serfs of an enemy power (note they don’t go to the countries they admire. Their goal is to bring us down.) and a bevy of complacent utopians, both right and left, who think they can throw in with the corruption by omission and commission and that their lives will go on, pretty much as it’s been. (Among the many things our schools don’t teach is an understanding of economics. Or for that matter of cause and effect. And they haven’t a long time.) They choose not to vote, to vote third party, or to vote for Biden, even as though this were a game. 2020 and the lunatic lockdowns and casual takings of people’s lives and livelihoods by democrat governors have revealed nothing to them. Some, poor sheep, are disappointed the government hasn’t “done more” to somehow make them perfectly safe.

I don’t want them to find out how wrong they are, or how swiftly they can tumble down that precipice. I don’t want them to, because it would mean the loss of everything I love and unending hell for those I care for and who do not deserve this (and even some who do.)

Against this precipice, with arms outstretched, stands a very unlikely band. Trump, and maybe a half dozen other people. And us. And there isn’t hell of a lot we can do, you and I, which has been eating at me since March, since I realized the left was willing to destroy the country to rule it. Not piecemeal destruction, as they’d been doing, but utter, irrevocable destruction. Just for power.

I can’t convince you the situation is as dire as I say. Nothing can. I can only say if we fail to defeat the left this time, if we fail to defeat the margin of fraud, you’ll find out. But I hope you don’t.

All I can say is all our petty disputes are dwarfed by what these people intend for us. Kind of like the troubles of 2019 are dwarfed by the river of sh*t poured on us in 2020.

And yeah, I wish we had an angel come from heaven to defend us. We don’t. We have, for the love of heaven, Donald Trump. And honestly, I’m starting to believe he is far, far better than we deserve or have the right to hope for.

If of G-d’s kind mercy, we get another 4 years, use them as best you can in fighting at whatever level you can: educating, speaking out, working.

Time is short, and night comes fast.

May G-d have mercy on our souls.

There is an avalanche of comments at the site you might want to examine also.

It all comes down to November 3rd.

In the meantime, pray.

Debate: Whoppers, Interruptions, Scores

Same questions. Same issues. Same variety of liberal as moderator. Same format. Same slanted approach. Same interruptions by a biased moderator.

The final debate last night between President Trump and Joe Biden made me and other viewers feel like a kid who had to get a dose of cod liver oil. You knew you had to – in this case watch it – but the whole thing was painful and you never know if it does any good. It probably doesn’t. Personally I was glad they skipped the second debate. It was a reprieve from the whole painful exercise.

For conservatives it’s always like watching our gladiator enter the Roman coliseum as they release the lion. In this case it was a lioness, Kristin Welker of NBC. She tried to draw blood from Trump, but she didn’t succeed.

Immediately as it began, Welker brought up the Covid 19 response by Trump. Masks again! What is the liberal obsession with masks? I can only assume it’s beloved by them because they want to start forcing behavior and this is a big first step. If you can mandate that, the next step in reeducation becomes easier.

Welker claimed we have been experiencing “record cases” of Covid 19 in Tennessee. Have we? Our death count is one of the lower ones. Of course, facts never stop a liberal on the rampage.

Biden painted a very dark picture of our pandemic future. So bad he called it a “dark winter.” That’s true if he gets in office. He said we’ll lose at least 200,000 more to the disease. That was reckless speculation on his part, based on nothing except it shocks.

After a painful amount of time on this topic – about 25 minutes of a 90 minute debate – Welker moved on to the next liberal favorite topic: Russian voting interference. This gave Trump the entry he was looking for to bring up Joe’s corruption.

Trump mentioned the mayor of Moscow’s wife giving Hunter $3.5 million, “all that came out today,” the news conference by Tony Bobolinski before the debate and the “money the family” and “the Big Guy” were raking in.

Of course, Welker popped in to save Joe and cut Trump off; a technique she used frequently in the debate when Biden was flailing. Trump managed to have just the right touch on this topic. He pointed out the corruption, but he didn’t obsess with it.

Other topics touched on were health care (we’ll be subjected to Bidencare should he win); North Korea; “more people hungry now, especially women and people of color;” immigration (Trump asked “who built the cages, Joe” very effectively) and climate change (Trump scored by getting Biden to admit he’d get rid of fossil fuels). It was a litany of favorite liberal causes.

She served up the race issue with particular relish, as we knew she would. Welker framed it as minorities having “The Talk” with their kids about how they can expect to be targets of police. It’s a new narrative liberals like to push, but at least Welker refrained from the white supremacy question.

Trump rattled off an impressive list of accomplishments in rebuttal: prison reform, First Step Act, opportunity zones and money to historically black colleges. The president threw out that Biden didn’t do any of that in the eight years he and Obama were in office. Nor did he in the 47 years he’s been in government. He raised the same point several times in other issues. It drove his point home.

Throughout, Trump kept his cool, even throughout Welker’s interruptions. At one point she gave him ten seconds for a response. Ten seconds! How ridiculous! But Trump’s tone was presidential. He was commanding and in charge. He beat off all the assaults well.

As the night wore on, Biden got worn out. He began to look tired and stumbled. He also made some big bloopers along with lies and lying anecdotes.

In discussing Covid, Joe called the Midwest states “red states.” That’s news to Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

He said he never took any foreign money and that he and his family had never done anything “unethical.” Those were whoppers!

I counted at least six “Come on, man!”s and a “malarkey.” There may have been more. We’re all so used to his catch phrase I could have missed some.

Towards the end Biden began interrupting more and laughing nervously. There was a whiff of desperation. He kept on bringing up about being from Scranton, and old stories about being with his dad and noticing the oil on the windshield when he lived in Delaware.

Biden called the Proud Boys the Poor Boys. Slow Joe was winding down. This time, Trump let him ramble on, something he should have done at the first debate because it shows how incoherent he is.

Senator Rand Paul tweeted during the debate, “Hello 911. I’d like to report a murder: @realDonaldTrump is absolutely killing @JoeBiden on lockdowns, schools and the petty tyrants trying to ruin our economy and harm our children.”

That was about it.

Whether this dose of medicine we had to endure actually changes anything, well I doubt it. People tune in to see if anyone stumbles. Trump didn’t; Biden shuffled.

Like a colonoscopy, we are free of this procedure for another four years. Maybe by then they will have found a better way to do this. Obviously it’s not working now.

Trump’s Not So Secret Weapon

How do you fight a media that won’t tell the truth?

President Trump has a few methods up his sleeve.

Last night in Erie, Pennsylvania, the Trump campaign set up a giant video screen. OANN’s Jack Posobiec tweeted, “Trump has a giant video screen set up at his PA rally and is playing Biden and Kamala’s comments about banning fracking to the audience Now he’s talking about ‘the laptop from hell’.”

How better to convey to fracking jobs dependent Pennsylvanians than to show them the truth about what Biden and Harris have stated – but deny when in Pennsylvania – in the past.
What if he starts using that jumbotron to play the video of Biden admitting he got the Ukranian prosecutor fired after threatening them with withholding American money? This screen has many possibilities!

Taking it directly to the voters is his best tactic. Look for more of this in the coming rallies.

Trump has a plan to undermine the liberal TV people, too. Having taped an interview with Lesley Stahl for 60 Minutes, Trump revealed to the audience that he expects editing to twist his words. It’s surprising he would even do an interview with that atrocious CBS propaganda outlet. Perhaps it falls in the category of all publicity is good.

Anyway, Trump is wise to their ways. He repeated an earlier tweet: “I am pleased to inform you that, for the sake of accuracy in reporting, I am considering posting my interview with Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes, PRIOR TO AIRTIME! This will be done so that everybody can get a glimpse of what a FAKE and BIASED interview is all about..”

Do it!

It has been reported that Trump walked out of the interview. He tweeted a video of Stahl not wearing a mask after the interview, saying, “Much more to come.”

The New York Times clutched its pearls: “The spectacle of a president, two weeks out from Election Day, picking a fight with the nation’s most popular television news program began on Tuesday after Mr. Trump grew irritated with Ms. Stahl’s questions, according to two people familiar with the circumstances of the taping.

“One person briefed on what took place said that Mr. Trump had spent more than 45 minutes filming with Ms. Stahl and her CBS News crew, and that the taping had not wrapped up when the president’s aides had expected it to.

“So Mr. Trump cut the interview short, and then declined to participate in a ‘walk and talk’ segment with Ms. Stahl and Vice President Mike Pence, the people said.

“It appeared that Ms. Stahl’s approach did not sit well with the president.”

In Erie, Trump added, “You have to watch what we do to ’60 Minutes.’ You’ll get such a kick out of it. You’re going to get a kick out of it. Leslie Stahl’s not going to be happy.”

But we will. Everyone knows the media is corrupt and no one likes them. Taking it to the people is the right thing to do. We can make up our own minds.

Trump set a trap and it appears they walked right into it.

What Is Going On?

Last night Mark Levin was set to interview Rudy Giuliani on his show. Like me, many were interested in it.

Just before it went on, Levin tweeted (or parlered since that is where he has gone to protest Twitter’s treatment of him) that the President’s rally was taking up most of his show time, but to be sure and DVR it or catch it at 10 p.m.

Fine. We DVRd it and when we went to look at it this morning, it wasn’t there. Hm. So I went to YouTube and looked for it. I found it and started watching. But after 31 minutes (no ads), the show ended. It wasn’t finished.

Seems highly unusual.

This afternoon, in reading a piece from the American Thinker blog, the writer had placed the video of the show in the story and urged people to watch. Writer Thomas Lifson said to pay particular attention to the last 15 minutes.

Good, I figured I could watch it there.

No. “Video unavailable” came up. “This video has been removed by the uploader.”

Really?

What do they say? There are no coincidences? How desperate is Big Tech to keep the truth from us?

Are Midtown Attitudes on Guns Changing?

Yesterday someone put this up on Nextdoor:

“It’s so strange to me that we are amazed, frightened or startled when gunshots are heard throughout our communities when no one wants to give up their guns or put restrictions on gun ownership.”

I expected to see an almost unanimous positive response to this. That is, yes, we need more gun control, more restrictions, oppression of poor minorities, we don’t understand crime, etc.

This time, it got push back. Here are the replies, sprinkled with the original commenter’s responses:

Its not the guns, its the people! Memphis needs new leadership, across the board!! I’m never amazed of what goes on in Memphis, we have a murder every single day, and we are still voting for the same politicians, so what can we expect?

How is a politician supposed to baby sit people who just go out and kill other people in memphis?

Gun violence increase was expected after large spike in gun sales in March April. Public health research has repetitively linked the two fairly strongly.

Similar to the feigned surprise that people have unwanted pregnancies after minimal sex education. Public health has shown strong associations there as well.

There was a gun buy-back event here in 2017, where police offered gas, groceries and Grizzlies tix in exchange for firearms. How can we as a community prompt this to happen again?

No one is selling their guns

According to someone in a news article in the ca, 42percent of the homicides have been between people who knew each other. The mindset that you shoot people as one of the options to settle disputes is difficult to understand.

What restrictions would make a difference? Law abiding/licensed gun owners are not the ones shooting guns in the air or committing violent acts.

Original commenter: What about restrictions on those who have been accused of domestic violence, the mentally infirm, those threatening domestic violence, underaged and immature, those who do not have the capacity to store their weapons responsibly…

Original commenter: Mostly they are the ones storing their guns improperly, allowing their guns to be stolen or picked up by children.

Do you have any data to support that?

So it’s the gun owners fault someone else breaks into their car or home? Makes sense 🙄

Try focusing on the real issue. Criminals. Hard and heavy penalties for crimes committed with firearms, for stealing firearms or getting caught with a stolen firearm.

Yes, because the laws and restrictions on drugs work wonderfully. It’s impossible to buy a gun in Chicago, but yet they continually lead the country in gun violence.

Original: Just goes to show you most guns get in the wrong hands, those who can’t buy the weapons get them simply because they exist and are around.

Yeah not sure these are licensed guns we are hearing.

Original: Are you sure? Check with the police department to see how many guns are stolen everyday.

Of course it is the guns.. But that is the “American” way of life baby! Freedom to have everything, do everything, say everything. Some people genuinely believe guns will help them in their houses. Study after study says you are much more likely to die in your home if you have a gun. It is the wild-wild West, in all aspects baby.. That is why it is not possible to control covid, and won’t be with any president (not that I like Trump).

No, no.. I am talking people having guns in their homes to defend themselves and they get aggressive when there is an intruder and die in a gun fight. This is what statistics show is highly likely to happen..

“Get aggressive when there’s an intruder”??? Do you want to reread that?

Look, if you want to cower and beg for your life, your wife or daughter etc…. that’s your prerogative. Who’s to say they wouldn’t kill you anyway?

America is about freedom… if you don’t want a firearm… guess what? Don’t buy one! It’s that easy.

It used to be people were responsible for their actions and knew it. No more.

It is so strange to me that we are amazed, frightened or startled when gunshots are heard throughout our communities that there are individuals who want to give up their guns or put restrictions on legal and responsible gun ownership.

Always hesitant to start a “FB like” chain, but I do like your endorsement of “legal and responsible”. I’m not nearly expert on the subject, but what I’ve read points to the 2013 TN “guns in trunks” law, after which firearm thefts went up very significantly (~2.5x in Nashville, I believe). Have seen posts on here that many car break ins are related to looking for guns. If we really cared, we might revisit that decision, and ask the sheriffs and police chiefs of the state what their recommendations are.

Original: I have never needed a gun to defend myself nor my family. Thank God not guns!

I totally agree.. found are for killing people. Then we should allow machine guns, bazookas, missiles, they are to kill people too. Really, why not? Tell me the difference. I say include all, then we can all go down the drain quicker..

Those are just inconvenient to carry and my driveway won’t fit a tank AND my wife’s car so she probably wouldn’t go for it.

It’s Memphis people…what do you expect??

Original: I love Memphis people including you.

Just carry to protect yourself and be prepared to use it or stay as far away as you can which unfortunately means stay at home in this town…my daughters both carry and I’ve told them if you feel you have to pull it out, don’t hesitate or thugs will take it and use it against you…they have been trained so they know what to do if necessary

Original: Sorry you are so fearful and are spreading that fear into the atmosphere through your family.

Original: I learned how to deal with guns from the Andy Griffith Show. Andy was so wise. He only allowed Barney Fife to have one bullet. Maybe you are all too young to remember, but didn’t Barney shoot himself in the foot with that one bullet?

Having a gun for protection LEGALLY is our right! Having guns that are not registered and are to use for CRIME is NOT OK! The gun shots we hear are to kill people. They are shooting at each other and a random bullet will hit innocent people.
(nameed)…there is a big restriction on gun ownership..if you are a convicted felon you can not buy a handgun in a gun shop…there are background checks. But none of these gangsters buy guns in gun shops, they steal them or buy from their friends. What are you gonna do..?, send a dozen cops to search every house in Memphis all at once.?…

Original: I agree it is not ok when guns are used for crime but that is exactly what we allow to happen when just called get one, two or a zillion and they ultimately end up in the wrong hands

Original: Lawyers, we have a right to free speech but should we yell , FIRE in a crowded theatre?

We’re Americans, and truth is, many of us are not going to give up our firearms. Over the last decade, I have spent a bit of time (as a scientist) on Military bases in our recent “conflict zones”. Everyone is armed, often in Condition 3, with a full magazine. People are eating at the DFAC with slung weapons. There are seldom unintentional shootings or missing weapons. Why?
1) Everyone is trained and required to periodically re-qualify.
2) You personally are responsible for your weapon(s), and the process includes regular checks and record keeping by your superiors.
3) If you misplace a firearm, even if it is just to leave it in the head, your ass is going to be handed to you, battered and deep fried.
Most hunters are experienced, careful, and responsible gun owners. Plenty of people that carry for personal protection train to higher levels than is required by law, are responsible and aware of how dangerous firearms can be.
Unfortunately we don’t require that level of commitment from all gun-owners, and those people who have purchased and carry stolen firearms only have to follow one rule, “don’t get caught”.

Original: Keywords “conflict zones”. Are we in “conflict zones”. Some will say yes. Some will say no. I say possession of guns causes the likelihood of conflict. It emboldens those who would otherwise talk the conflict out rather than shoot it out.

What amazes me is that I hear gunshots several times a week, but I never hear any police sirens afterwards. What are people doing with their guns at that hour, if they’re not shooting at someone? Taking pot shots at rats? Shooting in the air?

Original: Well if you paid all this money for your weapon, license and “training” . You might want to practice and use what you have learned on live targets, right. You might even start to manufacture reasons.

Oh and this ain’t Mayberry

Lol…You are in a “conflict zone” if you haven’t figured that out yet…and yes prepared to use them on live targets if needed

We have guns but somehow I resist the urge to go out and murder someone!

If you leave your gun in a car and it’s stolen then you’re an idiot for allowing a gun to be in the hands of a criminal. Further, if you are the victim of a home burglary and a gun is stolen then, once again, you’re an idiot. I wish there were penalties against those whose guns are stolen due to their idiocy.

So the victim of the crime is at fault…

Good comment. Also, there’s an article in today’s NYT about loud cars in NYC and says one problem is a special kind of muffler that can sound like multiple gun shots. Being a Pollyanna, I hope that some of the gun shots are actually cars with those mufflers.
(New York Fantasy Times)
We could only wish!

We hear shoot outs over here all the time. I think Fortunately many of them are really crappy shooters because they don’t know what they’re doing and they’ve never been to a range and not supposed to have a gun in the first place. I also work in a hospital and I cannot tell you how many people walk in off the street or have their family members drop them off at the door people don’t always call the police you won’t always hear sirens. You certainly won’t hear sirens if they are looking for a shooter they will just flash their lights.

Would anyone support raising the penalty for stealing firearms? It’s only a misdemeanor currently.

I’m for imposing a penalty for allowing a gun to be stolen. How about you?

Kristopher Pappas There are laws against theft. There are no laws regarding stupid people and gun ownership.

So it’s currently only a minor misdemeanor to steal a firearm. Would you support increasing the penalty?

Also, yes, people are charged all the time if a child discharges a firearm that wasn’t secured.

All these are quite different from before. Maybe the BLM/Antifa riots changed some minds. Many residents would be shocked to find out how many of their Midtown neighbors are packing. They just don’t broadcast it.

I particularly liked the comment about Mayberry. This is no longer the city of the 1950s and earlier when Memphians didn’t even lock their doors. What happened? The family unit was assaulted, faith was cut back and it’s not surprising that our communities go downhill.

Here’s the Next Debate Moderator

Welker has deep Democrat ties according to this story from the New York Post:

All eyes are turning to NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker as she prepares to host the third and final presidential debate Thursday.

President Trump and Joe Biden will square off at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., in a 90-minute debate starting at 9 p.m.

Welker, 44, has been the White House correspondent at NBC News since 2011, after working as a news reporter in Rhode Island.

But Trump supporters who took issue with hard questioning by previous moderators like Chris Wallace and Savannah Guthrie may find themselves pining for those combative hosts after Welker is done with the president.

Welker comes from an established Democratic family — who have poured cash into party coffers, and to Trump opponents, for years.

Her mother, Julie Welker, a prominent real estate broker in Philadelphia, and father, Harvey Welker, a consulting engineer, have donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and close to $20,000 to Barack Obama alone.

There was also $3,300 for Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign and $2,100 for Hillary Clinton’s doomed 2016 presidential effort against Trump. Another $7,300 was contributed to the Democratic National Committee between 2004 and 2020.

In 2012, Welker and her family celebrated Christmas at the White House with the Obamas.
Though Kristen Welker’s party registration is not listed today, she was a registered Democrat in Washington, DC, in 2012 and in Rhode Island in 2004.

Throughout Welker’s tenure as a White House correspondent, she has earned a reputation for a scathing style of questioning.

“Mr. President, yes or no. … have you ever worked for Russia. Yes or no?” she demanded during a confrontation in January 2019.

The treatment stands in stark contrast to her handling of Democratic politicos.

In March 2016 Welker was busted on live television tipping off Hillary Clinton’s Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri about at least one question she planned to ask her during a post-debate interview in Michigan. At the time Clinton was locked in a fierce fight for the Democratic nomination against Sen. Bernie Sanders.

“I’m going to ask you about Flint,” Welker said of the Michigan city’s infamous water crisis.
Welker deleted her Twitter account last week, heading off a more complete look at her past statements and views. It was later restored.

“Anyone who’s ever dealt with Welker knows she’s an activist, not a reporter. The White House press team views her the same way they would AOC or Pelosi if they walked in the office,” a senior White House official told The Post.

Signs Point to Reelection

The terrific blogger Don Surber always has good observations about the political scene. He was an editorial writer for a newspaper in West Virginia and has the gift of insight from all those years of practical experience that most media people lack.

He has some optimistic takes on the 2020 election.

He notes that Politico wrote the day before the 2016 election, “Record-breaking early voting fuels Democratic optimism.”

The story said, “More than 46 million votes have been cast in advance of Election Day, breaking records in state after state and suggesting the prospect of a heightened Hispanic turnout that could upend politics in several battleground states.

“While there’s no way to know whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is ahead, the available data about who has voted so far, and where, provides some insight into what the results might hold. There are signs of an unusually diverse electorate, marked by robust Hispanic numbers in places like Florida and Nevada. Women seem to have turned out in disproportionately high numbers in some states. In others, Republicans appear to have made late gains.”

Finally, this post does have some news. Fox News ratings are through the roof.

On Wednesday, its prime-time audience beat every network show except the Masked Singer on Fox.

Heck, The Five at 5 PM drew 5 million viewers and beat everyone except the Masked Singer.

But big numbers at Fox News are nothing new. What is new is Fox News is attracting viewers. Carlson, Hannity, and Ingraham were No. 3, 4, and 5 on cable among people 18-49. Only two baseball games beat them on cable.

In fact the entire Fox News lineup from 5 PM to midnight held top 10 slots in that age bracket.

Carlson was No. 1 among women 18-49.

Among people 18-34, Carlson was No. 3 and Hannity No. 4, and the rest of the Fox News lineup also scored high.

This bodes well for President Trump in that it shows the under-50 crowd is engaged in conservative politics.

Wait a second, that was not silly enough for this post.

This is.

WPVI reported, “It’s a heated election season and political conversations can get a little tricky. But in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, a bakery is adding a little levity by making the race more fun and delicious.

“Political cookies flying off the shelves at Lochel’s Bakery in Hatboro. They feature the name and party color of each candidate. The bakery tallies the sales like votes in an unofficial, tasty little poll that’s now sweeping the nation.

“‘Everyone can agree on a cookie,’ says Kathleen Lochel, the owner of Lochel’s Bakery.

“But this is an election year and that means everyone’s picking their cookie on party lines.”

The story also said, “For the past three elections, the sugary sales have accurately predicted the presidential winner.”

And the Lochel woman said, “If the winner was chosen today, from our poll, Donald Trump would blow it out of the water.”

Although he did miss this story: “NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (FOX Carolina) – A squirrel in North Charleston has made his official prediction for the winner of the 2020 presidential election in November.

“Owners of the squirrel, ChrisChris, said they placed 10 nuts in two separate bowls that had each candidate’s name attached to it. Whichever one ChrisChris ate the most hazelnuts out of will be determined the winner.

“The owners said this will be the first election that ChrisChris will participate in. Their first squirrel, Gnocchi the Squirrel, was the original participant, but he recently passed away at the age of 16.

“After munching a little from each bowl, ChrisChris decided that President Trump will win another four years in office.”

Now that cinches it.

Shrill Host Hogs Townhall

Twenty minutes into NBC’s “Townhall” with President Trump last night, not a single audience member had yet asked a question.

The “moderator” – more correctly chief inquisitor – Savannah Guthrie, acted as if those people (who were mostly women, by the way, which I’ll touch on farther down) were insignificant. Certainly they could not be trusted to ask the important questions she did. These oh so pressing questions for the nation included the exact time pre debate that the president had his Covid test; white supremacy; Q Anon; and whether he would leave office if he lost.

In her eyes, while Americans struggle with job losses, pandemic fears, school openings and other life impacting issues, 20 minutes haranguing Trump on topics we’ve visited ad nauseam and that he has repeatedly discussed were more important than their concerns. She interrupted, disputed everything he said and badgered him as if she were his opposing candidate in a debate. Talk about a Karen! We’re all familiar with the type of screamer she is; if a parent, you’ve probably engaged in this kind of argument with a teenager.

Guthrie went on and on about wearing masks. When Trump quite rightly said there was no absolute scientific knowledge on whether they are effective, the all too eager Guthrie hung onto the topic like a starving dog with a bone. The more she held onto the topic, the more people at home she enraged.

When a third of the program’s time allotment had passed, Guthrie at last gave up and allowed an audience member to ask a question. This one was, of course, again about the pandemic and why if Trump knew in January that it was a bad one, he didn’t act sooner. Even then, Guthrie couldn’t wait to jump in and revisit the mask issue and interrupted.

Trump handled it fairly well; why people expect science and the government to conquer all that we need to know about an unknown virus a week or two after its appearance seems ridiculous to me, but media people are ridiculous anyway.

Interestingly most of the questions came from women. One black man, a Democrat, was stuck in traffic and didn’t get to ask his question about the stimulus in person. Another man, again a Democrat, asked about the correctness of a Supreme Court justice being nominated so close to the end of a term. Trump tackled both questions well, explaining that Nancy Pelosi refuses to negotiate and that he was within his rights to fulfill his duties during his term. Trump pointed out that in his position the Democrats would surely have gone forward with a nomineee, too.

Aside from these two, the other questions were asked by women. This was no accident. Guthrie was aiming to undermine Trump with women – especially suburban women – and she hoped to trip Trump up with this voting block.

I don’t think it worked. The women all seemed pretty satisfied with the answers he gave. Viewers all commented on the woman behind the president, who nodded in agreement with him time and again. I hope she remains anonymous as liberals are quite ticked off about it and could make her life miserable.

Someone who watched Megyn Kelly’s podcast wrote that she “recently mentioned that she lives among and is friends with many of these upper-middle class suburban women who ‘hate Trump’. And she said that they’re all basically lying. Privately they have, almost to a person, said they are voting for Trump.”

Even Trump supposedly didn’t believe Guthrie’s tactics worked. Jack Posobiec tweeted, “WH source tells @OANN that after walking offstage at townhall, Trump said to everyone, ‘I expected worse. She tried, God bless her…she tried.'”

I don’t put a lot of import on body language, but I couldn’t help noticing the President’s. He looked relaxed and at ease. Guthrie looked like a vulture tottering on a branch waiting to pounce on her victim.

She didn’t succeed. Trump did well and remained calm, drawing an even sharper contrast between him and the out of control moderator.

Chris Wallace has got to feel good about this. Disaster that he was, Guthrie outdid him.

Part of this might have been because of the backlash NBC actors and employees were giving their own network. Rumor has it that their “stars” were outraged that the network gave their most hated enemy, Donald J. Trump, a full hour’s appearance. Here’s a sample as noted by Forbes:

“The point of a news organization is to serve the public. This is the opposite,” Vivian Schiller, NBC News’ former chief digital officer, wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “[NBC News] could literally run this any other day, or any other time. Shameful.”

Former Today anchor Katie Couric tweeted that “having dueling town halls is bad for democracy” by forcing voters to choose, calling the move a “bad decision” and predicting the town hall “will be good for Trump because people like to watch his unpredictability.”

Former NBC News producer Mark Lukasiewicz said the opposing town halls were “a bad result for American voters,” and former NBC News executive vice president Cheryl Gould wrote on Facebook she was “dismayed” and “disgusted” by NBC being “complicit in Trump’s tantrum.”

Merrill Brown, the former executive editor of MSNBC.com, told Variety that while the network had the “right instinct” in holding a town hall, it “could have held it at a point that was not opposite ABC’s.”

Martin Gero and Brendan Gall, the creators of NBC comedy series Connecting, said on Twitter they “strenuously object” to the town hall scheduling and called for the event to be rescheduled.

Connecting star Shakina Nayfack tweeted that she is “disgusted by my home network giving Trump a platform for fear mongering, bigotry and disinformation,” adding, “Shame on NBC.”

Once again, DJT has the last laugh.

Big Tech Must Have Biden Win

This blog has agreed for months with the conclusions of writer/political analyst Conrad Black that this election is a fight between media and Trump, aka the American way of life.

Media doesn’t just apply to newspapers and TV anymore; it also includes Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Media is also synonymous with Democrats, which are also Progressives, Liberals, Marxists and Socialists.

You need no more confirmation of this than yesterday’s bombshell report about Hunter Biden, his dad and bribes that dad has worked out for sonny.

It’s a very ugly tale, but not if Americans don’t know about it. Enter Twitter and Facebook who immediately stopped any mention of it on their platforms.

Why? All of Big Tech has been in cahoots with Deep State and Democrats. They have an agreement. They can go unfettered in their pursuit of money and power in exchange for helping the Left at every opportunity.

Remember the long faces at Google when Hillary lost?

They can’t allow that to happen again, so they stopped anyone who posted on Facebook and Twitter from sharing the information. The New York Post, which broke the story along with Kayleigh McEnany, White House Press Secretary, were blocked!
The New York Post responded, “So much for Facebook’s claims to be a neutral platform: One of its top execs just put the social media giant firmly in the pro-Biden camp. And Twitter soon followed suit.

“Andy Stone, Facebook’s policy communications manager, boasted about burying The Post’s story on proof that Hunter Biden merchandized access to his dad.

“Stone’s tweet Wednesday morning: ‘While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want be clear that this story is eligible to be fact-checked by Facebook’s third-party fact-checking partners. In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform.’

“Within hours, Twitter was preventing users from tweeting out the story — with a high-tech trick that let you seem to post it, only to send your tweet into some holding-tank limbo. Its excuse was the supposed “lack of authoritative reporting on the origins of the materials included in the article,” which might — might! — violate its “Hacked Materials Policy.” That The Post made it very clear how the information ended up in the newspaper’s possession didn’t matter.

“Though he doesn’t specify what ‘this story’ means, it can only be our scoop on Hunter — emails that show he introduced an executive of Burisma, the Ukrainian natural gas firm on whose board he sat, to his dad while Joe was vice president.

“Biden Sr. has insisted he had ‘never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,’ a statement at odds with the massive trove of data recovered from a laptop at a Delaware repair shop.

“No one is disputing the veracity of The Post’s story — not even Hunter Biden. His lawyer George R. Mesires wouldn’t deign to comment on the reporting, simply attacking the messenger. The Biden campaign did the same, dismissing it all as ‘discredited,’ while saying carefully that no such meeting showed up on Joe Biden’s official schedule on those dates. (Well, if it wasn’t ‘official,’ guess it didn’t happen.)

“As for Twitter’s fear of hacking violations: Our story explains where the info came from, and a Senate committee now confirms it also received the files from the same source.

“Yet Facebook and Twitter are deliberately trying to keep its users from reading and deciding for themselves what it means.

“This when neither did a thing to restrict access to the recent New York Times story on President Trump’s tax returns. And the Times didn’t say a word about how it obtained that confidential personal data — is there no possible hacking there, Twitter?

“An executive of one of the most powerful media platforms in the country, who brags about his years working as a partisan Democratic operative, publicly boasting of his attempt to keep Americans from learning something embarrassing about the Democratic presidential candidate.

“And then a major competitor rushes to completely suppress the same story.

“Facebook and Twitter are not media platforms. They’re propaganda machines.”

Propaganda machines that launch Big Tech into a major power. They fear that iff they lose the 2020 election, the social media platforms will be regulated and dismantled.

They are the same as the Deep State and entwine themselves in government like kudzu. Former FBI chief legal counsel James Baker, for example, who was deep into Spygate, now works as lead counsel for Facebook.

I was happy when President Trump jumped right in to discuss Hunter Biden and the Biden family corruption at his Iowa rally last night. He knows that he is the only way we can find out about these scandals. The media won’t touch it.

Either we strangle them or they strangle us.