Maybe John Roberts is just stupid

robertsThe Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court has ruled against a church that was appealing Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order limiting churches to 50 attendees while allowing other businesses to operate at half capacity.

John wrote the opinion, noting that “the Order exempts or treats more leniently only dissimilar activities, such as operating grocery stores, banks, and laundromats,”

Good catch there, John.

“This is a simple case,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in a dissent. “Under the Governor’s edict, a 10-screen ‘multiplex’ may host 500 moviegoers at any time. A casino, too, may cater to hundreds at once, with perhaps six people huddled at each craps table here and a similar number gathered around every roulette wheel there.”

John didn’t catch that one.

John got down in the weeds of public health: “[Local officials] should not be subject to second-guessing by an ‘une-lected federal judiciary,’ which lacks the background, com-petence, and expertise to assess public health and is not ac-countable to the people.”

Another good catch, John.

But he notes: “The precise question of when restrictions on particular social activities should be lifted during the pandemic is a dynamic and fact-intensive matter subject to reasonable disagreement. … here, a party seeks emergency relief in an interlocutory posture, while local of-ficials are actively shaping their response to changing facts on the ground.”

No, John, this is not about the facts of the Kung Flu. Stop playing doctor, John. This is about the U.S. Constitution which explicitly forbids making laws respecting an establishment of religion. The Constitution of the United States of America.

John, are you defending the U.S. Constitution or a health bureacrat?

Think, John.

~ Homologate

How Google is manipulating the election

googleGoogle hopes to shift 10 percent of the voting public away from Trump to fulfill a company executive’s stated goal of making populism nothing more than a “blip in history.”

That’s from Dr. Robert Epstein, the senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology. He describes himself as “not a conservative.”

“I don’t think a lot of people by and large understand exactly how much they can manipulate you, Google can, with just a slight tweak to search results or search suggestions or their algorithm.”

Blogger Doug Ross bears witness to this. “Google is actively re-ordering search results, censoring news, and hiding damaging information against @thedemocrats. To put it bluntly, Google appears to be deleting search results that criticize its use of algorithms to enforce totalitarian political bias.”

You can even use Google itself to learn this.

You can find alternative search engines here. A lot of people like DuckDuckGo. You might also try Gibiru. The latter says it doesn’t censor the results. DuckDuckGo and others don’t track you, but I don’t know if they censor. I mistakenly thought StartPage was a good alternative, but I have just learned that it uses Google results. Good grief.

~ Gazunder

 

Woodward and Berstein: Call your office

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“He got caught, OBAMAGATE!” President Trump tweeted over the weekend. This was in response to the revelation that Barack Obama knew about the effort by his administration to get General Michael Flynn.

Trump made the remark in retweeting this Michael Nöthem tweet:

Barack Hussain Obama is the first Ex-President to ever speak against his successor, which was long tradition of decorum and decency. Should anyone really be surprised?

Barack was no ordinary president. He was a radical , Third World revolutionary. His intent was not to preside over the government and lead the country but to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”

That means anything goes: decorum and decency are laughbable concepts. He used the IRS to attack is opponents and the FBI to spy on unfaborable journalists. His followers have lost perspective and even sanity.

Here’s an example. Joshua A. Geltzer, executive director and visiting professor of law at Georgetown Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, previously was senior director for counterterrorism and deputy legal adviser at the National Security Council, wrote this for CNN:

Regardless of who runs in 2020, if Trump loses, will he leave the Oval Office peacefully? In light of these overreaching assertions of his own authority, it’s at least plausible that Trump might attempt to cling to power in ways previously unimaginable by an American president. Our civilian and uniformed Defense Department leaders have a role to play. … imagine … Trump refusing to leave office. In those circumstances, the military would no longer owe its loyalty to Donald Trump as of noon on January 20, 2021. And it’s worth asking the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,to affirm that they understand that and would act consistently with it.

Madness. Especially in light of what is factual: Obama physically left the White House but wages war on its new occupant. Andrew McCarthy, former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, has more.

~ Adonic

Kung Flu Scoundrels: Take a number

Are our “betters” being deliberately stupid and obnoxious?

waltersDr. William Walters. He’s an Obama holdover in an obscure State Department office who helped cause the coronavirus crisis. President Trump had been told that nobody with the coronavirus would be flown to America. But Walters made the decision to fly back infected American passengers from the Diamond Princess. This helped spread the virus inside the United States. President Obama honored Walters for evacuating Ebola patients to the United States.

Andrew Cuomo. The coronavirus’ suspected death toll among New York’s nursing home residents exploded by an additional 1,700 fatalities — as Gov. Andrew Cuomo caught bipartisan backlash for his administration’s edict that the facilities take in COVID-19 patients. “I don’t know the details, frankly,” the governor lied. And, health care workers that came to New York to help fight the coronavirus pandemic at its epicenter will have to pay state taxes, according to the governor.

Neil Ferguson. This British scientist, whose wildly wrong coronavirus model prompted U.S. and UK lockdowns, resigned after being caught breaking social distancing rules with his married lover.

Ken Turnage. This California city official said COVID-19 should be allowed to run its kennyturnagecourse, killing elderly and homeless residents to “fix what is a significant burden on our society. We would have significant loss of life, we would lose many elderly, that would reduce burdens in our defunct Social Security System, health care cost — once the wave subsided — make jobs available for others and it would also free up housing in which we are in dire need of.” He was fired.

Nancy Pelosi. “We all have found our ways to keep our spirits up during these trying times,” she said. “Mine just happens to fill up my freezer.” The appliances, two large stainless-steel freezers, are filled to the brim with an extreme prestige brand name called Jeni’s, which is marketed largely over the internet and sells for a minimum of $12 a pint. “Nancy Pelosi remembers to stock her $24K refrigerators with $13 ice cream but forgot to restock the Paycheck Protection Program for our small businesses,” Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw tweeted.

Alex Villanueva. The Los Angeles County Sheriff is worried that there might be a crime wave coming after he released what amounts to 4,276 inmates over the coronavirus concerns.

Enough for now. Many are waiting in the wings.

~ Excursus

So what’s the deal with Tony Fauci?

Supporters of Donald Trump are skeptical of Dr. Anthony Fauci, a visible member of the President’s Kung Flu task force, and rightly so.

Tony visibly smirked when the President referred to “the Deep State Department.” Watch:

And then Tony showed solidarity with two “reporters” who were rude and antagonistic with Trump, giving them a thumbs up as they saluted. Watch:

You can read about these faux journalists here. They aren’t real journalists, but they play them on TV.

So what do we know about Doctor Tony? Turns out he’s part of the Washington in crowd, the effetes who consider themselves smarter and more righteous than Donald Trump. This incudes Hillary Clinton, who was smart enough to lose the election to Trump.

In 2016, Doctor Tony wrote Hillary a love letter: “Please tell her that we all love her and are proud to know her.”

Here is Doctor Tony with fellow members of the Swamp Elite.

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And a parting shot with his buddy, Acosta

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Swamp rat.

~ Scheherazade

Top Ten Losers in the Kung Flu Pandepanic

antivirus10. Bureaucrats. Our regulatory regime is costing lives. The early administrative failings of the FDA and Centers for Disease Control, which greatly worsened the crisis in the United States, show how ugly that can be.

 9. Democrats. The Democratic leadership in Washington, led by Pelosi and  Schumer, is using the pandemic to try to further a “far-left agenda that has nothing whatsoever to do with the coronavirus pandemic.” Some of the items: gifts to unions, expanded wind and solar tax credits, and a $15 federal minimum wage.

 8. Globalization. The belief that globalization, through the radical centralization of market networks, was the unavoidable path forward has been exposed as a grave, near-delusional miscalculation.

7. Elites. Here are some people who are useless, especially now: Performance artists, diversity consultants, magic crystal healers, sociology TAs, members of the mainstream media, and gender-unspecified entities who brew kale kombucha.

 6. Socialized Medicine. An Israeli doctor working in the northern Italian city of Parma, told Israeli TV that the number of patients is continuing to grow and that authorities are not allowing those over 60 who are ill access to respiratory machines.

 5. Media. The assorted paleo-virtue signalers and candidates for anger management training that comprise the White House press corps have, as if it were possible, humiliated themselves more than ever, almost beyond recognition.

 4. Open Borders. European officials working on a migration overhaul that will affect borderless travel say that the virus is at the very least a setback for their efforts, as it offers populists another opportunity to underline the importance of national border controls.

 3. Urbanization. COVID-19 should prompt some reflection on our vulnerabilities and how to limit them in the future. One in particular bears rethinking: our ever-growing urban concentration and dependence on high-density, centrally managed mass transit.

2. Decadence, Though medical facilities may soon become overtaxed for everyone, the coronavirus pandemic has shed light on how transgender people’s care can be treated as ‘non-essential.

And the No. 1casualty of the Xi Jinping Grungies …

1. Idiots. Health officials warn aganst self-medicating with chloroquine for Coronavirus after man dies from taking fish tank cleaner.

~ Kilig Uitwaaien

The anti-Trumpers are toying with our health

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Be afraid, be very afraid. That’s the word from one Dr. Nancy Messonnier of the Centers for Disease control.

“Ultimately, we expect we will see coronavirus spread in this country. It’s not so much a question of if, but a question of when.

“I understand this whole situation may seem overwhelming and that disruption to everyday life may be severe, but these are things people need to start thinking about now.”

No wonder the stock market is tanking.

She made this pronouncement while President Trump was out of the country.

Guess what? Nancy is the sister of … Rod Rosenstein, the DOJ offcial involved in the coup against President Trump. Credit The Gateway Pundit with breaking this story.

In July 2018 Rosenstein announced the indictments of 12 Russians right before the President was departing on a trip to meet Russian President Putin. Rosenstein’s Deep State friends regularly schedule hateful events when the President is overseas.

If there’s any doubt that Nancy’s words were anything other than a political hatchet job, look no further than the media.

“You might not want to rely on Trump for information about the risk of coronavirus” ~ The Washington Post

“Even Republicans Are Worried the Trump Administration Isn’t Ready for a Coronavirus Outbreak” ~ Rolling Stone

“Both GOP and Democratic lawmakers slam Trump admin as unprepared for coronavirus” ~ ABC

And, of course ….

“Romney: Trump administration unprepared for coronavirus outbreak” ~ The Hill

Mitten’s only purpose in this world is to let us know when things are political. Otherwise, he’s just a fool.

~ Fanfaronade

The Iran Connection(s)

Have you noticed all the connections to Iran? We’ve scratched our heads, but we’re still not sure what this means. So many mysteries, so little time.

Elizabeth Warren’s son-in-law, with whom she is close, produced a film backed by the Iranian government

Sushil_Tyagi_photoHer son-in-law, Sushil Tyagi, husband of her daughter Amelia, remains a largely mysterious figure. Tyagi has been involved in a series of curious—even troubling—business ventures around the world, including his production company Tricolor Films, which produced a film directed by Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, titled The Song of Sparrows. The film’s chief investors were “funded and controlled by the Islamist Iranian government.”

Peter Strzok Grew Up In Iran and Saudi Arabia, Worked As Obama and Brennan’s Envoy To Iranian Regime

stzokDuring his father’s 21 year military career he did three tours in Iran where Strzok attended elementary school at the American School in Tehran prior to the Iranian Revolution. In June and July 2017, Strzok worked on Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into any links or coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government. Mueller removed Strzok from the Russia investigation when Mueller became aware of criticisms of Trump contained in personal text messages exchanged between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page.

Facts About the Former FBI Lawyer Who Was Involved with Peter Strzok

lisaLisa Page inherits an Iranian heritage from her mother, Tamara Najarian. Iranian-born immigrant Najarian married Stephen Butler Page and applied for naturalization in the late ‘70s. Page and FBI agent Peter Strzok were involved in the FBI’s investigation into Sec. Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information in 2016. After their affair and text exchanges were revealed, the two were dismissed from Robert Mueller’s investigation team. Reacting to Trump’s killing of the Iranian general,  Page portrayed Iran in a disturbingly positive light, describing it as a “smart and strategic” country with a “5,000 year old culture.” She also claimed Iran “isn’t an irrational actor.”

John Kerry’s Family Ties to Iran

11KERRY.1901Most do not know that John Kerry’s daughter Vanessa, who ran his failed presidential campaign in 2004, is married to an Iranian who still has the majority of his family living in Iran. Yes, Kerry’s son in law is an American citizen who trained at Massachusetts General Hospital as a neurosurgeon. Dr. Vanessa Kerry and Dr. Brian Behrooz Nahed married in 2009.

The life threatening Deal that Secretary of State John Kerry signed with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Zarif seems to be an all in the family affair. There is a report  that Mohammad Zarif’s son was best man at Dr. Vanessa Kerry’s wedding to Dr. Brian Nahed.

When it Comes to Israel, Alexandre Trudeau’s Got it Wrong

external-content.duckduckgo.comIn the face of international condemnation of Iran’s destructive pursuit of nuclear weapons and its repeated calls for Israel’s destruction, filmmaker Alexandre Trudeau, son of the late Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau and senior advisor to his brother Justin’s campaign team for leadership of the Liberal party, reports that Iran’s atomic ambitions are for “defensive” purposes only, serving as an effective “deterrent” against Israeli “aggression” and belligerence. Also listed in Alexandre Trudeau’s documentary “The New Great Game” as “producers in association,” but not acknowledged by the CBC, was Iran’s state-funded propaganda arm Press-TV, along with the reviled anti-Israel broadcaster Al-Jazeera Arabic.

Valerie Jarrett, Chicago, and the Iran Deal

Barack Obama, Valerie JarrettSenior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett had been leading talks with Iran in secret for a year before the formal negotiations in Geneva this month. She was born there to American expatriates in the aftermath of the CIA-assisted coup that deposed Mohammad Mossadegh. The Iranian regime remains obsessed with the Mossadegh coup as proof of America’s innate evil–and for decades, some Americans have felt a sense of post-colonial guilt about it. That feeling may be particularly acute for an American born in the shadow of that event.

~ Splanchnic