What About China?

2020 May 12
by bc3b

The media in general, and the Missing Link (aka Brian Stelter) in particular, is complaining about conservatives obsessing concerning charges against General Michael Flynn being dropped and the reasons they were dropped. This is humorous considering that CNN, MSNBC, the “Alphabet Networks,” and the rest of the MainStream Media totally obsessed about Russian collusion in the 2016 election for more than three years. If anyone tuned in CNN since the 2016 election, it’s very likely they would be subjected to the network’s non-stop coverage of Russia meddling in the 2016 election.

But, let’s put things in perspective:  Russia intervention pales when compared to Communist China in terms of attempting to influence not only elections but America’s way of life.

  • The Chinese Communists have funneled millions into the campaigns of Democratic presidential candidates since the days of Bill Clinton to affect our elections and buy influence
  • The Chinese Communist government has donated millions to US colleges and universities to promote China and defuse any negative attacks on the Chinese government to help shape the opinions of younger people not only in the US, but around the world

Confucius Institute (Chinese: 孔子学院; pinyin: Kǒngzǐ Xuéyuàn) is a public educational organization under the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, whose stated aim is to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitate cultural exchanges. The organization has been criticized due to concerns of rising Chinese influences in the countries in which it operates.

The Confucius Institute program began in 2004 and is overseen by Hanban (officially the Office of Chinese Language Council International). The institutes operate in co-operation with local affiliate colleges and universities around the world, and financing is shared between Hanban and the host institutions. The related Confucius Classroom program partners with local secondary schools or school districts to provide teachers and instructional materials.

Officials from China have compared Confucius Institutes to language and culture promotion organizations such as Portugal’s Instituto Camões, Britain’s British Council, France’s Alliance Française, Italy’s Società Dante Alighieri, Spain’s Instituto Cervantes and Germany’s Goethe-Institut—several of them named for an iconic cultural figure identified with that country, as Confucius is identified with China. Some commentators argue that, unlike these organizations, many Confucius Institutes operate directly on university campuses, thus giving rise to what they allege to be unique concerns related to academic freedom and political influence

  • There are approximately 300,000 Chinese nationals attending colleges and universities, many in advanced degree programs, gaining knowledge and even providing the Chinese government with classified information
  • It’s hard to go a week without hearing about a Chinese national or Chinese American arrested or deported on charges of spying for the Chinese government.

China is alleged to have begun a widespread effort to acquire U.S. military technology and classified information and the trade secrets of U.S. companies. The Chinese government is accused of stealing trade secrets and technology, often from companies in the United States, to help support its long-term military and commercial development.[3] China has been accused of using a number of methods to obtain U.S. technology (using U.S. law to avoid prosecution), including espionage, exploitation of commercial entities and a network of scientific, academic and business contacts. Although it uses a network of contacts to collect information used to benefit Chinese businesses, each bit of information does not invite scrutiny or prosecution by the U.S. government. Espionage cases include Larry Wu-Tai Chin, Katrina Leung, Gwo-Bao Min, Chi Mak and Peter Lee.

In addition to traditional espionage, China partners civilian Chinese companies with American businesses to acquire technology and economic data and uses cyber spying to penetrate the computer networks of U.S. businesses and government agencies; an example is the December 2009 Operation Aurora. U.S. law enforcement officials have identified China as the most active foreign power involved in the illegal acquisition of American technology. On May 19, 2014, the United States Department of Justice announced that a Federal grand jury had indicted five People’s Liberation Army officers for stealing confidential business information and intellectual property from U.S. commercial firms and planting malware on their computers.

The People’s Republic of China has used a variety of methods to gather intelligence in the United States. Individuals attempt to obtain targeted information from open sources such as libraries, research institutions and unclassified databases. Chinese travelers are recruited to carry out specific intelligence activities, and the Chinese government debriefs returnees from exchange programs, trade missions and scientific-cooperation programs. Chinese citizens may be coerced to cooperate.

Much technology acquisition occurs through commerce and commercial regulations. The regulatory and commercial environment in China pressures American and other foreign companies to transfer technology, capital and manufacturing expertise, especially in defense-related or dual-use industries such as computers, to their Chinese partners as part of doing business in China’s huge, lucrative markets. Chinese agents purchase high-tech equipment through front organizations in Hong Kong. China also uses state-run firms to purchase American companies with access to the targeted technology.

China also accesses foreign technology through industrial espionage, with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials rating China’s industrial-espionage and theft operations as the leading threat to U.S. technological security. Between October 2002 and January 2003 five Chinese businessmen were accused of illegally shipping equipment and trade secrets from California to China, and U.S. officials prevented a Chinese man from shipping a new, high-speed computer used in classified projects (including nuclear-weapons development) from Sandia National Laboratories.

So why is it always “Russia … Russia … Russia” and not “China … China … China” from the media? Two reasons: 1) the Chinese support Democrats and 2) the Russians are Caucasians; the Chinese are not. If any member of the media was to objectively report on China they would be as xenophobic as President Trump when he banned travel from China and their careers would come to a quick end.

Hat tip: Wikipedia

64 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 May 12 7:25 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    There are 78 colleges, universities and public school districts participating in the Confucius Institute program. They include UCLA, Rutgers, Michigan State and Chicago Public Schools.

    38 colleges and universities have discovered the Primary Purpose of the Confucius Institute and have either discontinued it or announced plans to do so this year.

    https://www.nas.org/blogs/article/how_many_confucius_institutes_are_in_the_united_states

  2. 2020 May 12 8:16 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    China undone — https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2020/04/07/new-data-shows-us-companies-are-definitely-leaving-china/#753772cd40fe — Just watch out for the preference of a nice little border war.

  3. 2020 May 12 8:18 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    And worth a gander — http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=20405

  4. 2020 May 12 8:20 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Holy S@$#% you telling me a GOPer is going to win in CA? I presume we can expect the South LA Low Rider club to backup the Buicks.

  5. 2020 May 12 8:29 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Folks, CA-25 will stay Democrat due to BALLOT HARVESTING. Period.

    The results will change completely in the Democrat’s favor due to ballots being “harvested” over the next week

    Welcome to the People’s Republik of Kalifornia

  6. 2020 May 12 9:11 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    I could be wrong but wasn’t ca-25 a Repub district? Then Dems narrowly won but their candidate couldn’t keep her pants on.
    So a Repub win is not completely unexpected

    The WI race went to the Repub. Dems are celebrating because Trump won the district by 20 and this guy won by less
    *rolls eyes*

    A Nebraska race saw an AOC Dem win the primary. Dems are excited because NE Dems are trending left.
    Good luck in the fall, guys.

    Not a bad night!

  7. 2020 May 12 9:29 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Jim, the Democrats held it since 1998

  8. 2020 May 12 10:20 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  9. 2020 May 12 11:18 pm
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    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/judge-sullivan-makes-unusual-political-move-delay-justice-general-flynn/

    Any reminding shred of credibility this judge had left, which wasn’t much, frankly just went out the window.

  10. 2020 May 12 11:19 pm
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    6 – That’s what I figured, they’ll just keep counting till they find enough, hey what’s 15k votes right…

  11. 2020 May 13 2:03 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Yeah, on CA-25, this says they’ll count ballots till mid-June.
    WTF? Repub currently winning 56%-44%
    https://electionresults.sos.ca.gov/special/us-rep/district/25

  12. 2020 May 13 3:28 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Newsbusters.org has followed the lead of many liberal websites in dropping Comments.

  13. 2020 May 13 3:30 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #13

    Yeah, on CA-25, this says they’ll count ballots till mid-June.

    That’s an open invitation for fraud.

  14. 2020 May 13 6:19 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    “That’s an open invitation for fraud.”

    That is the Democratic franchise, Fraud-R-Us. The thing I don’t understand is why most of their candidates don’t require a medical degree. They resurrect the dead with abandon.

  15. 2020 May 13 6:27 am
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    justrand permalink

    in Kalifornia the “Canvas Period” translate to the “Fraud Duration”. Garcia is ahead by 12 points…that will shrink daily. At some point the Dem will “pull ahead”, and then the “Canvas Period” will be declared over.

    it would be funny if it wasn’t so serious

  16. 2020 May 13 6:44 am
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    justrand permalink

    Just barely satire…barely. THIS is what the Dem/Left/media cabal want for America

  17. 2020 May 13 8:10 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Gee ya think?

    Seroka reported that the port handled 689,000 TEUs in April. That’s a 6.5% year-over-year decrease but a big month-over-month improvement. The port handled 449,568 TEUs in March, a year-over-year volume plunge of 30.9%.

    “Based on the first quarter of this year, the volume at the Port of Los Angeles was down 18.5%, and now if we add in the April stats we’re down about 15.5%,” he said. “On any given day looking at the traffic moving through the Port of Los Angeles we’re doing about 80% of normal volume for this time of year.”

    Ports throughout the United States have been bracing for disappointing second quarters as well.

    Port of LA chief: ‘We will need to reinvent ourselves’

    https://www.freightwaves.com/news/port-of-la-chief-we-will-need-to-reinvent-ourselves?utm_campaign=American%20Shipper%20Daily%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=87782701&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–W3veQYke1l3jN6fN9HgbzDBJsKgvOjqPsZyOSoDuKu1Q94NGHf1bmz8ksFrnXb8SXUE-GIlFHTc5ELu-oAE0XLqECmaYBWbQFeaK3cEIDHMhG7eU&_hsmi=87782701

  18. 2020 May 13 8:23 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Eph, 21, LUV the headline 🙂 🙂 🙂

  19. 2020 May 13 8:31 am
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    Eph permalink

    Garcia lead already down to 3 points…

    Man is King Eyore going to have fun with this !!!

  20. 2020 May 13 8:53 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    23,

    Back up a few more ’66 Eldorados from Encino. Ballot harvesting at its finest.

  21. 2020 May 13 8:59 am
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    justrand permalink

    It is hilarious. PROJECTION of a truly epic nature. Yes, it’s CNN…which is only slightly less comical than the Comedy Channel. And it is Brian Stelter who is only slightly less intelligent than a pile of dog poop. But still…

  22. 2020 May 13 9:05 am
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    justrand permalink

    Eph, the lead is actually 12 points as of 9:00 a.m.

    the “harvesting” hasn’t begun in earnest. The Democrats are GOOD at this. Each precinct will soon know how many votes they need to “harvest”…and those will dribble in over the next few days.

    THEN Eeyore can roar!! 🙂

  23. 2020 May 13 11:14 am
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    justrand permalink

    btw, for those who don’t know how the “harvesting” scheme is SUPPOSED to work, as of 5:00 p.m. today every Precinct is SUPPOSED to report how many “outstanding” ballots they have…i.e. IN HAND at the Precinct but not yet counted. That is SUPPOSED to be the limit of fraud.

    Ahhhh….but in 2016 in Orange County the Democrats continued “finding” ballots and adding them to the “uncounted” for FIVE DAYS. During that time EVERY Republican seat went Democrat. EVERY SINGLE ONE.

    It sure is awesome living in a RIGGED State, eh?

  24. 2020 May 13 12:13 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  25. 2020 May 13 1:05 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    The List is now public — https://www.foxnews.com/politics/read-documents-listing-names-of-obama-era-officials-who-sought-to-unmask-michael-flynn — It reads like a restaurant menu.

    I am surprised. If you a pulling a cabal to bring down a POTUS I would have expected a tight control on the request list. This looks like a morning DJ request line.

  26. 2020 May 13 1:27 pm
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    justrand permalink

    drdog, a shorter list would be everyone who DIDN’T try to “unmask” Flynn!

    Some of these people could not POSSIBLY have had an excuse to do so…and the rest were obviously part of the cabal.

    WTF???

  27. 2020 May 13 2:04 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    JR: “a shorter list would be everyone who DIDN’T try to “unmask” Flynn!”

    Makes you wonder … perhaps this explains the desperation of Dem officials. They seem willing to let 50K or 100K Americans die, and the economy to be trashed for a generation … rather than allow the Flynn/RussiaHoax/SpyGate story to gain traction.

  28. 2020 May 13 2:49 pm
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    justrand permalink

    the Democrat has apparently conceded the CA-25 race.

    why?

    Math. The Democrat machine must have been told the number of “unopened” and uncounted ballots, then looked at the current margin. They know they can X% over the normal Dem/GOP split per precinct. They ran it through their computers and determined that even for them it was a bridge too far…maybe. But if it APPEARED to be fraudulent, which it would have been, then Garcia would have beat her over the head with that in November…when the seat is open again. Math…NOT ethics.

  29. 2020 May 13 2:54 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #29 –

    The only “usual suspect” whose name is missing is Susan Rice. The rest of the gang is all here: Power, Comey, Clapper, Brennan, etc.

    Why would the Ambassador to Italy be on the list? What business is it of his.

  30. 2020 May 13 2:55 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    justrand #32 –

    the Democrat has apparently conceded the CA-25 race.

    why?

    For the same reason the Obama-appointed judge who ordered the Michigan recount ordered it stopped after the Detroit News investigation uncovered that 39% of Detroit precincts reported more votes than ballots cast, including one precinct that reported 306 votes with 50 ballots cast.

  31. 2020 May 13 2:56 pm
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    Eph permalink

    Second look at Bernie Sanders???

    LMAO!

  32. 2020 May 13 2:56 pm
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    Eph permalink

    34 BC

    The King will not concede CA25!

  33. 2020 May 13 3:07 pm
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    Biden is on the list… lol, the sad part is even so it’s not going to kill him even though it would for anyone else.

    31 – Nothing at all about that should be surprising at this point.

  34. 2020 May 13 3:10 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “Why would the Ambassador to Italy be on the list? What business is it of his.”

    My guess. There was a need to spread the queries? So spread them to the willing with low visibility. Its the only guess I can make.

  35. 2020 May 13 3:12 pm
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    33 – Rice was focused on unmasking others (she even admitted as such) as I recall maybe just didn’t do the requests for flynn, today’s release only relate to flynn and the nsa transcript of one call.
    https://www.scribd.com/document/461284532/Grenell-NSA-Unmasking-of-General-Flynn

    34 – Beware of person conceding pulling a Gore. But if real, idk maybe person running would rather just take the L then get real dirty\tainted ‘generating\finding’ ~15k votes. Surprising, then again the seat only lasts for a couple months before they probably win in back with November turnout.

  36. 2020 May 13 3:26 pm
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    Clearly something was going on also on the 15th\16th of December when all the also-rans in non-intel agencies threw in requests, guessing that day or the day before internal leaks went out from top of administration who had previously requested it on 14th or before in the case of a few.

  37. 2020 May 13 3:32 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Eph: “The King will not concede CA25!”
    You’re cracking me up here 🙂 🙂

    “Why would the Ambassador to Italy be on the list?”
    I don’t know. But ambassador-ships are political favors, yes? So it could be a Dem partisan who offered to help out. Also, wasn’t there an ambassador or other high official to Ukraine who told the locals to ignore Trump since he would be removed from office?
    I think Trump was asking for help in rooting out corruption and the US official was throwing shade on the request.

  38. 2020 May 13 3:32 pm
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    “@IvanPentchoukov
    NEWS: There were no unmasking requests from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4—the time between the Flynn-Kislyak calls and when Obama/Biden were briefed—suggesting Flynn’s name was not masked to begin with.

    This aligns with McCabe telling lawmakers Flynn call was NOT an intelligence product.”

    hmm this conforms with the thought flynn’s call wasn’t scooped up per say in the blanket grabs nsa does, he was a target, possibly of a title 3 warrant.

  39. 2020 May 13 3:34 pm
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    41 – Someone want to explain deputy secretary of energy (and some DOE executive briefer) making the request, not to mention those at treasury?

  40. 2020 May 13 4:01 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Michigan Governor Whitmer (aka: Der Fuhrer in a skirt) has decided to crush a 77 year old barber with ZERO due process because she can!

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/05/13/defiant-michigan-barber-has-his-license-stripped-without-a-hearing-or-due-process-n390484

  41. 2020 May 13 4:05 pm
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    Eph permalink

    41. Jim,

    Just padding my lead bro.

    Less than 6 months to go!

  42. 2020 May 13 4:18 pm
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  43. 2020 May 13 4:19 pm
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    44 – Someone should put a ___ in the back of her head, and few in her chest just to be sure. Because they can.

  44. 2020 May 13 4:34 pm
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    New Flynn Filing –
    Judge Sullivan appoints retired Judge John Gleeson as amicus “to present arguments in opposition to the govt’s motion to dismiss”
    Sullivan – also orders Gleeson to address whether the Court should hold Flynn in contempt for perjury. pic.twitter.com/hAedW6BrSP
    — Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) May 13, 2020
    —-

    Sullivan admitting he’s an active participant in coup and cover up.

  45. 2020 May 13 5:13 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  46. 2020 May 13 5:14 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “41 – Someone want to explain deputy secretary of energy (and some DOE executive briefer) making the request, not to mention those at treasury?”

    Giggles??

  47. 2020 May 13 5:19 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    44,

    Bad. But leads me to — Barbers have to take a certification exam but politicians don’t? A barber on a good day handles a couple C notes a day. A Pol makes decisions on billions of OUR money. Seems to me we should be requiring anyone running for elective office must get a 100 on a civic exam of the USC before they can even file to be on the ballot.

  48. 2020 May 13 5:24 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    48,

    If we had GOPer House and had guts, they could eliminate the whole judical district. Sullivan would be out of a job and dockets would be moved elsewhere. Sadly we would still have to pay the bastard.

  49. 2020 May 13 5:38 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Oh God, read this — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/unmasking-unmaskers-biden-brennan-clapper-powers-named-dni-grenell-list — They gave up on the goal post and are attempting to move the stadium.

  50. 2020 May 13 6:32 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  51. 2020 May 13 6:53 pm
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    52 – At this point I’d rather just pay his (and others) widows instead. I try not to say shit like this too lightly but it’s well past time for actual consequences.

  52. 2020 May 13 6:58 pm
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    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/my-job-make-syria-quagmire-russians-top-us-envoy

    Instead it’s become our own quagmire, and Trumps to blame as much as anyone at this point, why he’s allowed this and Jeffrey to keep his job is beyond me, just like Wray.

  53. 2020 May 13 7:32 pm
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    As we’ve long known she wasn’t just spouting off.

  54. 2020 May 13 8:34 pm
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    NY RINO Rep. Peter King to Buck Party, Vote for Democrats’ Ridiculous, Pork-Laden Chi-Com Handout Bill

    Pieces of shit doing what pieces of shit do.

  55. 2020 May 13 8:45 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    42, “There were no unmasking requests from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4”

    I’ve read speculation that there WERE unmasking requests during this period but they’re not showing up because it is part of a current grand jury investigation or something.

  56. 2020 May 13 9:43 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    More good news out of WI tonight:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/wisconsin-supreme-court-strikes-democrat-governors-coronavirus-lockdown-order/

    The WI Supreme Court in a 4-3 decision threw out the Dimocratic Gumber’s attempt to rule unilaterally as a dictator…..no more state-wide lockdown or business closures as of tonight

    I am sure the local dictators in Madison and Milwaukee area will try to impose a mini-lockdwon…..but still a small step for regaining some freedom

  57. 2020 May 13 10:13 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Wow…this article has real examples of the INSANITY and INANITY of the Left. Again, WOW!

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/05/the-unbearable-lightness-of-being-liberal.php

  58. 2020 May 14 3:17 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  59. 2020 May 14 3:22 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  60. 2020 May 14 3:46 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Tranny chief medical officer in Pennsylvania moves her/his/its mother from nursing home. 70% of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents. If you haven’t seen the clown, take a look (but not too close to mealtime):

    https://nypost.com/2020/05/13/pennsylvania-health-official-moved-mother-from-nursing-home/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter

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