Sunsets

2021 December 9
by drdog09

Midterms have a tempering effect whether politicians like it or not.

The Senate voted on Wednesday to repeal President Biden’s federal vaccine mandate. Courtesy of two Democratic Senators, the vote tallied 52-48, successfully rejecting Biden’s plan to impose strict COVID-19 ordinances. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) joined the Republicans for the bi-partisan vote.

The opposition, dubbed the Congressional Review Act, drew a majority favor to repeal Biden’s proposed mandate — which was originally set to begin this week (Dec. 5).

President Biden’s blueprint for a federal program made vaccine check-ups mandatory for businesses with 100 employees or more — threatening termination and sufficient work for unvaccinated Americans.

Source

This rebuke probably marks the end of the Biden Administration. No he won’t get kicked out but his ability to craft legislation is over. The honeymoon with the country and the beltway is dead. All we have to look forward to now is watching a man deteriorate with his face in a bowl of ice cream on national television.

The Democrats have finally dug themselves a hole with their brand for factional politics:

  • The courts at various levels are blocking mandate efforts across the board.
  • They are so stupid that they do not realize that forcing mandates affects blacks most of all, a constituent block of their coalition.
  • Schools and what is being taught have become a hot bed issue with parents of all stripes. A core reason that they lost Virginia.
  • The Squad is becoming more an more petulant even as their power in the hall of Congress are waning.
  • Biden’s efforts of ripping the guts out of fossil fuels is having disastrous consequences.
  • The Smash-n-Grab spreading across the country is exposing Soros’ hand in getting DA’s soft on crime elected. The backlash has already begun.
  • The VP is now in the position that regardless of what happens, short of Biden dying outright in office, she has no chance of carrying the torch for the Dims in ’24. She has become too toxic even for Democrats.
  • The Federal budget, if you can call it that, is a joke. The debt is now so high that there is no possibility of paying it off.

The simple fact of the matter is Democrats cannot lead. Nor is it a matter of leadership but an inherent structural problem. Their basket coalition as a matter of national interests cannot provide a cohesive way forward. It is only held together by Federal largess at the Treasury.

The Honeymoon is over kids.

68 Responses leave one →
  1. 2021 December 9 6:31 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    From Airline Pilots Association registry — https://westernrifleshooters.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/zoom.jpg — deaths.

  2. 2021 December 9 7:37 am
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    justrand permalink

    drdog: “This rebuke probably marks the end of the Biden Administration.

    I respectfully disagree. I think this marks the BEGINNING of new desperation.

    Since there is, in reality, no “Biden Administration”, it cannot end. The real RULERS of America will not go “quietly into the night”…they have finally achieved the power they have sought since Karl Marx spit out the ‘Communist Manifesto’, and they will NOT let it go without a fight.

    In January of this year I put the over/under for Biden’s (P)residency at 6 months. I don’t think he lasted 6 weeks.

    I don’t know what is going to happen between now and November 2022…but I just do not see the actual RULERS of America allowing us to vote to reduce their power. I pray I am wrong.

  3. 2021 December 9 8:15 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    You could be right. Lot of ways things could go down.

    I look at the situation as a circus act. There is the big top and side show alley. The big top is the blue-red divide as the ‘big show’ and of little consequence but it keeps the masses distracted. The money is made in the side show and the $$ intake lives or dies on how successful the carnival barker is, who happens to be Biden at the current time.

    The big money maker right now is Pharma and to keep that snake-woman act going they need mandates. Biden can’t sell it so mandates are getting creamed. Hell there is even the chance that the hairy woman act might take a hit if SCOTUS over turns Roe v Wade. I am sure that the money makers will find a different way, but their front man is quickly becomig a liability.

  4. 2021 December 9 9:02 am
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    justrand permalink

    Drdog, I love a good analogy…and your circus analogy is brilliant!

    Old-time circuses relied on the “side-shows”, and they relied on the pickpockets and grifters who preyed on the slack jawed people mesmerized by the various “oddities”…which is EXACTLY what is happening in America today.

    Our Founders warned of our freedoms being TAKEN from us…a massive number of Americans now want to GIVE them away. And those of us who want to remain free are labeled a long and growing list of horrible things for DARING to defend our freedom.

    It’s April 11, 1861…but the roles are reversed.

  5. 2021 December 9 9:41 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  6. 2021 December 9 11:27 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    2, that image is pretty scary.
    One pilot death in 2019, 6 in 2020 and multitudes in 2021.
    Still, none of my vaxxed friends are experiencing troubles so I think we don’t need to assume a catastrophe. Only the possibility of catastrophe. For now.

    A conspiratorially minded friend says he believes the Chinese EverGrande is much bigger than people suspect. He says it is not confined to China and that big firms like BlackRock and Vanguard will be hurt. This will lead to US stock market and pension payment problems.

    Here’s the info, you can decide for yourself if this will come to anything.
    My friend: “If the funds operate by law in the U.S., there shouldn’t be any problem. The problem comes from their relationship with China (https://gnews.org/1733144/, like with Evergrande, https://gnews.org/1559064/). They have been colluding with China to illegally use shareholders’ money. As the Chinese economy collapses, starting from its real-estate, these funds will go down with it. They won’t be able to pay Americans’ pensions anymore”

    https://gnews.org/1733144/
    Dec 8th
    Are BlackRock Too Close To The Chinese Communist Party?
    According to a story by The Epoch Times on December 4th, 2021, it talks about how Consumers’ Research, the oldest U.S. consumer advocacy organisation, recently sent a letter to 10 state governors warning them about the reliance of their states’ pension funds on BlackRock’s strong ties to China. BlackRock, under Chief Executive Larry Fink, is the first foreign-owned company to receive a license to operate in China’s $3.5 trillion mutual fund industry. This is a very unusual situation because as we know you cannot do business in China at this level without being friendly to the communist regime and turning a blind eye to all the human rights violations and forced labour camps.

    https://gnews.org/1559064/
    Sept 27th
    The collapse of Evergrande Real Estate—-the influence for China and the world’s finance
    Evergrande (0333) overseas debtors gradually are exposed, the Japanese pension fund, international financial institutions BlackRock, UBS and HSBC (00005) are on its list. Bloomberg pointed out that there is also a British investment institution Ashmore. Ashmore holds about 400 million U.S. dollars, BlackRock holds 3.13 million Evergrande bonds, accounting for 1% of the company’s assets, the size of nearly 400 million U.S. dollars. HSBC also increased its holdings by 40% in July, but the weight of the portfolio is about 1.22%, about 200 million U.S. dollars. UBS increased its holdings by 25% in May to nearly US$300 million. Besides these four, Fidelity Investments (Fidelity), Pimco and Allianz (Allianz ) cut 47% in the first half are also involved in a number of countries pension funds, such as the Norwegian government pension fund.

    Note: Evergrande made a couple of payments after this Sept article was printed using, I believe, basically smoke and mirrors. But yesterday or the day before I read that Evergrande finally missed a payment and is now officially bankrupt.

  7. 2021 December 9 11:31 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    The vaxx mandate vote failed in the Senate. I get that. But several articles said the bill (?) was passed on to the House. I assume Nancy can get enough votes to support Biden*.
    So, what does it all mean? If you need both houses of Congress, why bother sending to the House?

    OK, looks like this is mostly theater. The House won’t vote on it. So it won’t stop Biden.
    As one commenter said: “The house doesn’t even have plans to take it up and if by some miracle they did and a few dems voted with the republicans, Biden would just veto it. So this means absolutely nothing.”

  8. 2021 December 9 2:49 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “If you need both houses of Congress, why bother sending to the House?”

    Protocol. If the House had a similar bill the senate forwards it to the House. The House may then look at it, pull the offending passages and send their version to the Senate for reconsideration. But I think you are missing a key item, the Biden action was not a bill it was a proposed procedural change to an all ready approved administrative ruling. Senate intervened under the provisions of the Congressional Review Act. On that basis I don’t think there is even a need for the Senate to do anything short of posting in the Federal Register.

  9. 2021 December 9 4:29 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Let’s face facts: the media determined the outcome of the 2020 election. It protected Brandon while he hid in his basement. It unceasingly attacked Trump and the Republicans so Brandon and the Democrats didn’t have to.

    Americans are catching on to the media and its lies, but will it happen quickly enough to save our country?

  10. 2021 December 9 6:49 pm
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    mpt permalink

    I respectfully disagree.

    I disagree as well, but Justrand beat me to a response. Of course, my perspective may be different because of living in the SF Bay Area where mandates, masks, and alls sorts of hysteria are pervasive and supported by a large majority.

    For example, despite all the court cases, the city of Half Moon Bay is moving forward with mandating vaccines for all city employees with pretty much no exceptions. The problem is that policing is provided by the county Sheriffs office and San Mateo County refuses to implement such mandates citing union and other issues. Therefore, Half Moon Bay is now saying they will look for police protection from another provider. This is probably posturing, but stuff like this happening in my own backyard doesn’t make me feel like we’re winning.

  11. 2021 December 9 8:28 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    I would like to know — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/illinois-bill-proposes-strip-unvaxxed-their-health-insurance — how this is not tortuous interference of contract?

  12. 2021 December 9 9:03 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “Berkeley By The Sea” is how someone I know describes Half Moon Bay.
    She lives there and says she knows two other conservatives

  13. 2021 December 10 8:57 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Well.
    I guess it’s OK then.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/12/09/bombshell-in-court-filing-facebook-admits-fact-checks-are-nothing-more-than-opinion/

    In its response to Stossel’s defamation claim, Facebook responds on Page 2, Line 8 in the court document (download it below) that Facebook cannot be sued for defamation (which is making a false and harmful assertion) because its ‘fact checks’ are mere statements of opinion rather than factual assertions.

  14. 2021 December 10 9:05 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Contradictions are tightening ….
    Reported in RedState.com

    The Most Woke Thing I’ve Ever Seen Just Occurred in New York
    Yesterday, New York City officially passed a measure to allow non-citizens to vote in municipal elections. It will apply to green card holders and those with work authorizations, marking the destruction of the long-standing precedent that only U.S. citizens have a say in the governance of their country, from the federal to local levels.

    Yet, despite the absurdity of the measure that passed, it was a Democrat who actually voted “no” that stole the show, and not in a good way. The Majority Leader of the New York City Council, Laurie Cumbo, who cast that ” no” vote, explained her reasoning afterward.
    Ross Barkan
    @RossBarkan
    Laurie Cumbo is voting against legislation allowing non-citizens to vote in NYC because, she said, Latinos voted in greater numbers for Donald Trump in 2020. She believes it will empower Latinos at the expense of Black voters.
    5:12 PM · Dec 9, 2021

  15. 2021 December 10 9:12 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

  16. 2021 December 10 9:51 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    16,

    Soooooo….. If an illegal can vote in a NYC election…… There has to be a way to discern that they can’t vote for federal offices…… Voting is public record…… So is not NYC unwittingly developing a alien registry?

  17. 2021 December 10 11:10 am
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #16 –

    New York is one of a handful of states where the Democrats don’t have to cheat to win.

  18. 2021 December 10 1:03 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    BC, 19,

    But my point was NYC is defacto a sanctuary city. Yet in a round about way they end up with a alien registry?

    US AG subpoena the city voting records. US AG subpoena the State voting records. Presuming that the voting machines will only permit aliens for NYC positions to vote…. You run a pairs analysis of the two data sets, for the subset of blank state office ballots you then filter for NYC city positions. The subsubset is your target audience, which also becomes your probable cause. Pass the dataset to ICE. They round up the usual suspects. Confront them with their ballot. That is a felony. Deport their a$$.

    The D+20 is not on the table.

  19. 2021 December 10 4:21 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Article claims that voting rights go to only non citizens with legal status.
    And they can only vote in local and state elections.
    Uh huh.

    Hey!!
    What is that camel’s nose doing inside my tent??!!

  20. 2021 December 10 5:55 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Prep kit for anyone attending a school board meeting.
    https://unityprojectonline.com/school-board-meeting-package/

    A snip from the talking points document–
    CDC: the fatality rate for children from COVID-19 nationwide is .00003% and the state average for California on a seven-day rolling basis is 0%.

    CDC, the CDC Director and Dr. Fauci in his New York Times November 12 interview: the COVID-19 vaccine will not prevent infection or transmission of the COVID-19 virus, nor will it prevent serious injury, hospitalization or death any longer.

    FDA, the vaccine manufacturers, and multiple scientists across the nation and the world: these vaccines pose grave risks of severe myocarditis, blood clotting, and neurological damage to name a few, predominantly prevalent in adolescents.

    Me: only Pfizer is authorized for kids. Note that Moderna is banned for under-30 in multiple European countries

  21. 2021 December 10 6:39 pm
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    mpt permalink

    What is that camel’s nose doing inside my tent??!!

    Exactly. We can all see the end result of this, but it would be racist to object. Of course, it has nothing to do with race.

  22. 2021 December 10 8:26 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    A little ancient: June of 20.

  23. 2021 December 11 7:14 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    24,

    Even with being a tad overweight I still like my odds.

  24. 2021 December 11 7:28 am
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    justrand permalink

    Good article from 2019 that was linked at Instapundit today

    https://spectatorworld.com/book-and-art/jussie-smollett-egalitarian-despotism/

  25. 2021 December 11 8:41 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Ryan P. Williams @RpwWilliams
    Amtrak cutting some long-distance rail service beginning in Jan. b/c they don’t have staff available to continue operations b/c of vaccine mandate. 44% of jobs in Amtrak HR are currently vacant. They can’t hire people to hire people. They also just got $66 billion from Congress
    12:38 PM · Dec 10, 2021·

    https://mobile.twitter.com/RpwWilliams/status/1469360898204585988

  26. 2021 December 11 6:05 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    One for mpt …

  27. 2021 December 11 6:10 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    For the rest of us …

  28. 2021 December 11 8:29 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    30,

    I tried blaming the compiler a couple of times. Nobody ever fell for it.

  29. 2021 December 11 11:24 pm
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    mpt permalink

    30, if you only knew…

  30. 2021 December 12 4:58 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    I guess the Lox shortage is a ‘thing’, yet another article — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/hackers-blamed-cream-cheese-shortage-currently-afflicting-us

  31. 2021 December 12 7:17 am
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    justrand permalink

    Traveling (again)…so sporadic commenting from me. Try to hold CW 2 off for a while 🙂

  32. 2021 December 12 10:02 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    35, safe travels. Meanwhile, it’s a target rich environment here in CA. No problem to leave some for you …

  33. 2021 December 12 10:02 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    China, Amazon, Trade War — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2furktgOT_I

  34. 2021 December 12 10:12 am
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    fight on permalink

    Leftist political hack leaving for CNN + their new streaming failure. Good riddence you POS.

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/chris-wallace-leaving-fox-news-sunday-155452097.html

  35. 2021 December 12 11:45 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    38, agree that’s where he belongs.
    But I doubt they will replace him with anyone better … “still, we can dream”

  36. 2021 December 12 11:56 am
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    mpt permalink

    37, that was was a very interesting video. Thanks for sharing.

    Amazon prospered on such forms of Chinese click-farm cheating for many years, but is now cracking down. I wonder what Amazon’s motivation was for the crackdown. Something must have happened in that it was no longer profitable to allow Chinese sellers to engage in shady practices. If it was dealt with from the very beginning it wouldn’t have grown to the degree described in the video.

  37. 2021 December 12 12:49 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    This makes no sense — https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/bidens-new-regressive-methane-tax-will-raise-average-americans-gas-bill-17-op-ed — Methane in its natural state is worse for the ozone layer than if you burned it and produced CO2 with it. Sigh….

  38. 2021 December 12 1:26 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Cute.

  39. 2021 December 12 2:06 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Good, common sense advice to “Brandon”.
    About a minute, language warning.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/PolcaDorka/status/1469497028354924549

  40. 2021 December 12 7:55 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Lovin’ this guy …

    https://m.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/desantis-proposes-8-million-in-budget-to-relocate-illegal-immigrants-to-delaware-marthas-vineyard_4152010.html
    DeSantis Proposes $8 Million in Budget to Relocate Illegal Immigrants to Delaware, Martha’s Vineyard

  41. 2021 December 12 10:43 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    I’m trying to find an article from a month or two ago.
    If you remember it, let me know.

    There had been a study (from CDC or highlighted by CDC perhaps?) showing that pregnant women were in no danger from mRNA vaccines.
    The article I’m trying to find did a deeper dive on the underlying data. The author found that although the overall numbers were pretty much equivalent, there was a small but significant increase in stillbirths during the final trimester if you were vaxxed. So the author called out the study for being misleading.

    Ring any bells?

  42. 2021 December 12 11:53 pm
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    mpt permalink

    It seems Instagram (a Facebook company) has begun restricting and blocking users who post Black Lives Matter links in their bios. Apparently, it’s due to BLM’s support of looting, which goes against IG’s ToS. Lot’s of screaming on Twitter about this.

    Speculation is that big-box retailers are putting pressure on social media companies to thwart the use of their platforms to organize Smash and Grabs. The funny thing is that there is nothing that Big Tech can do that isn’t going to look blatantly racist. Given the clown world we live in, my bet is that Instagram will back down within 48 hours, say they are sorry, and announce a big donation to BLM.

  43. 2021 December 13 5:25 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

  44. 2021 December 13 5:52 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    44,

    I had proposed that the Guv of Texas do this exact long before Abbott. The savings in resource depletion in the schools alone would pay for the $8m the State of Florida will spend ‘resettling’ these people.

    mpt,

    Hell if its not Instagram then the ubiquitous SMS messaging would suffice to orchestrate smash n grab. What is funny is how similar this is to gun grabber positions. Its another ‘blame the tech, not the perp’ scenario.

  45. 2021 December 13 5:59 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  46. 2021 December 13 6:06 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Ivermectin wins again — https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/12/brazilian-city-cuts-hospitalizations-mortality-rates-half-implementing-ivermectin-prophylaxis-covid/

    By the way I finally did get a shipment of Ivermectin in. I ordered it from http://www.RiverPharmacy.ca . They apologized profusely that it took so long to process my order. They had so many orders online that their processor service collapsed. Had to resort to filling/billing by hand. Took 8 weeks to get it so add that to your timeline if you order thru them.

  47. 2021 December 13 6:26 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    But I fear many will die during the winter months. Mortality rates are going to soar over the next few years. Governments will blame new variants of the rebranded flu. But that will be yet another lie.

    On average, I fear many of the jabbed may have no more than another five years before they become a statistic.

    Dr. Coleman — https://thelibertydaily.com/dr-vernon-coleman-heres-why-most-of-the-jabbed-will-die-early/

  48. 2021 December 13 6:43 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    “If you have to be persuaded, reminded, pressured, lied to, incentivized, coerced, bullied, socially shamed, guilt-tripped, threatened, punished and criminalized … If all of this is considered necessary to gain your compliance — you can be absolutely certain that what is being promoted is not in your best interest.”
    – Ian Watson

    The Jab anyone?

  49. 2021 December 13 8:09 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Great set of links this morning, drdog
    I’ll check the one for Covid pregnancy in a sec.

    Meanwhile, Hershel Walker’s kid stomps a liberal online.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/ChristianWalk1r/status/1470204337116770307

    The kid was raised right, I believe.

  50. 2021 December 13 8:19 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    45, what I’m looking for is a blog post that analyzes a study (perhaps the one you linked), not the study itself.
    The study claimed “safe to Jab”.
    The blog post divided the study’s data into 3 parts and concluded it was not safe, iirc, to be jabbed in the 3rd trimester.
    I’ll keep digging, it’s not a big deal

  51. 2021 December 13 9:40 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    For the CA contingent — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G7vG3StfE8

    Newport Beach, PCH retail strip, in collapse.

  52. 2021 December 13 1:05 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    The bankruptcy implosion you have not heard about — https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-02-02/hna-s-finally-bankrupt-that-s-a-good-thing — HNA Group. The CEO is already been arrested on corruption charges. Almost $200Bn.

    I am getting the DejaVu moment. The China Inc financials are starting to remind me of the Japan Inc bust back in the 1980’s. I remember many of the period being totally afraid that Japan would own America. — https://www.businessinsider.com.au/japans-eighties-america-buying-spree-2013-1

  53. 2021 December 13 1:10 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Bit by bit, exiled Californians are adding price appreciation to Texas homes LOL.

    Yahoo Finance:
    Corporate relocations have delivered more than $235 billion in market valuation to North Texas
    Dallas-Fort Worth already has bigger players like Exxon and Texas Instruments, but over the past three years the region has added companies such as McKesson and Charles Schwab.
    (The rest is behind a paywall)

  54. 2021 December 13 1:12 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Not too late to buy, btw.
    I predict more will be coming …

  55. 2021 December 13 1:21 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    46, down deep in the comments, one of us!

    “Instagram now doing to Black Lives Matter what they did to Trump supporters because no one pointed out that if they’ll do it to one side they’ll do it to the other side and that tyranny is an enemy of both sides”

  56. 2021 December 13 2:25 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Prices of RE in the Plano Texas are in the stratosphere.

  57. 2021 December 13 2:52 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    You won’t believe this chit — https://welovetrump.com/2021/12/12/reports-fda-accused-of-colluding-with-the-usps-to-stop-destroy-packages-of-ivermectin-mailed-to-patients/

    Recommendation: If you order overseas, ask the seller if they can ship DHL or FedEx.

  58. 2021 December 13 3:35 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  59. 2021 December 13 4:18 pm
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    mpt permalink

    It’s for the greater good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj2RCPWDTG4

    BTW, how can I embed an image or video here?

  60. 2021 December 13 4:28 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    62 … that was brilliant. I laughed … and then I cried–it’s too true.

  61. 2021 December 13 4:47 pm
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    mpt permalink

    Does anyone have any good Christmas movie recommendations? Last night we watched “White Christmas” and my favorite Christmas movie is on tap for tonight — “Die Hard”. Any other old that can help get my family in the Christmas spirit?

    New movies are such crap. I took my wife on a date to see the new “West Side Story” the other night. Only seven people in the entire theater. This is in the middle of the SF Bay Area on a Friday night. WTF? Is everyone that afraid of the cooties?

    The remake wasn’t terrible, but it certainly wasn’t a good movie. All I could think while watching was, “Why was this movie made?” Completely unnecessary. Speilberg could have saved himself $10s of millions by simply restoring the original with Natalie Wood and re-releasing it. This remake seemed so bleak and lifeless compared to the original. The editing choices were puzzling as well ruining the pacing of the story. I guess the gender dysmorphic character justified the remake.

  62. 2021 December 13 6:11 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    mpt,

    You can’t have Christmas without:

    ‘Its a wonderful life’.
    ‘Miracle on 34th St’ original version
    ‘Holiday Inn’
    ‘A Christmas Carol’ Patrick Stewart version
    and an odd one —
    ‘Trading Places’ it came out at Christmas

  63. 2021 December 13 6:13 pm
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    drdog09 permalink


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    Replace the ‘x’ with left and right ‘>’

  64. 2021 December 13 7:23 pm
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    mpt permalink

    I haven’t seen Holiday Inn or the Patrick Stewart version of Christmas Carol. Thanks.

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