“It should have been called the Clinton dossier.”
“I wish Joy Reid would invite me on her show. Let’s see if she’s woman enough to do that. I’d go in a heartbeat, and we’d have a real discussion without Joy speaking about me behind my back, if you will. She talks about “white supremacy,” does she know that I ran against a white supremacist? I mean, Joy, come on; get your facts straight, and then come talk to me.”
— Winsome Sears, Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor-elect and the first black woman to ever hold the office, in response to the eternally overwrought Joy Reid of MSNBC claiming that the Republican Party is “dangerous to our national security” because they stoke “white supremacism.” In recent days, Reid has discussed how Sears is nothing but a “black puppet” for white supremacy.
“It’s time to start firing unvaccinated people: Trump fans are overdue for a lesson in consequences.”
— Headline of a Slate article. Because obviously if you’re unvaccinated it means you’re a “Trump fan.” This is called motivated reasoning: simplifying complex, nuanced issues so that they confirm your priors and allow you to continue hating your perceived enemies.
“This is your bride. Please take care of her — you are responsible for her now, please don’t beat her.”
— The father of Parwana, a 9-year-old Afghan girl sold to a 55-year-old man.
“I think Johnny is going to get a back-order slip in his stocking this year.”
— Robert B. Handfield, a professor of supply chain management at North Carolina State University, referring to the bottlenecks, backlogs and shortages that could make for slim pickings this Christmas and Hanukkah.
“I think it’s time for us to draw a line in the sand. Enough is enough.”
— Scott Thomson, Vive Mayor of Oroville City, California, on why his city council voted 6-1 in favor of designating the city a “Constitutional Republic City” so that it doesn’t have to enforce “any executive orders issued by the state of California or by the United States federal government that are overreaching or clearly violate our constitutionally protected rights.”
“Proposed guidelines in the state would de-emphasize calculus, reject the idea that some children are naturally gifted and build a connection to social justice.”
— The New York Times, regarding California’s proposed new guidelines for math education that seek to overhaul the way many school districts approach math instruction. The proposal — which has been met with swift backlash — rejects the idea of naturally gifted children, recommends against shifting certain students into accelerated courses in middle school, and tries to promote high-level math courses that could serve as alternatives to calculus, like data science or statistics. The draft also suggested that math should not be colorblind and that teachers could use lessons to explore social justice—for example, by looking out for gender stereotypes in word problems, or applying math concepts to topics like immigration or inequality.
“I think Netflix’s reputation in the Hollywood community went way, way up. That’s all I’m going to say. There are some people who do not agree. But the vast majority of creative people in Hollywood were happy with Netflix’s decision. That’s my feeling. I can’t prove that.”
— Matt Stone, South Park co-creator, on Netflix’s defense of Dave Chappelle.
“[Voters] hear ‘human infrastructure.’ They hear ‘reconciliation.’ What is that shit? Everybody wants to be in policy. No one wants to be in sales. The thing about Trump is he was always in sales. ... Democrats think it’s beneath them to sell.”
— James Carville, longtime Democratic political consultant.
“It should have been called the Clinton dossier.”
— Kimberley Strassel of The Wall Street Journal. Earlier this week, special counsel John Durham obtained an indictment of Igor Danchenko, a Russian who provided information for the infamous Steele dossier, which alleged that Trump harbored secret and nefarious ties with Russia, and which was deemed, prima facie, as truth by the FBI and crooked justice department officials seeking to undermine the Trump administration. It was only later on, when the justice department was forced to actually evaluate the dossier’s veracity, that investigators revealed the Steele dossier had in fact been commissioned by the political opposition-research firm Fusion GPS at the behest of the DNC and Clinton campaign.
Mr. Danchenko is charged with lying to the FBI about where he got his information: a longtime Democratic operative who was active in the 2016 Clinton campaign. The document was nothing but a collection of political opposition research posing as intelligence reports, which portrayed Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign as clandestine agents of the Kremlin.
But the even bigger story of the indictment is the revelation of just how involved the Democrats were in every aspect of the dossier and the FBI investigation that produced the Mueller probe and a five-year-long obsession with Trump and Russia built on a preposterous foundation.
These last two DOJ indictments — first of Hillary Clinton's lawyer, then of Christopher Steele’s main source — show that the Clinton campaign funded and fed to the FBI a gigantic batch of lies; the dossier wasn’t just paid for by the Clinton campaign — which they lied about — but the info in it came from a Clinton operative. If the Steele Dossier was a deliberately executed partisan fraud — now increasingly proven beyond any doubt — then the frenzied political environment which gave rise to the Mueller investigation was also fundamentally predicated on fraud.
Which is why I once again want to emphasize how toxic, unethical, and disgustingly shameless the media is, because it was they — CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Atlantic, et. al — who abandoned any sense of fidelity to the truth and journalistic objectivity and the country — and became little more than the DNC’s propaganda arm, perpetrating this fraud on the American public with near-religious zeal, and now they’re steadfastly refusing to acknowledge the role they played in this con.
To summarize: The Clinton campaign, supported by the corporate press, lied to the FBI and created the Russiagate hoax in order to delegitimize an election and impeach a sitting President, and now the corporate press is trying to memory hole that it ever happened. It is beyond my power to convey how despicable this is.
“Should I Try to Save a Child From Her Adoptive Mom’s Bad Race Politics?”
— The title of a guest essay published in The New York Times, in which a black woman from Alabama writes that she doesn’t like that a particular white woman adopted a black child, and believes white families adopt black children because they think “this action absolves them of any accusation of racism.” She goes on: “But from what I’ve seen on social media she is a Trump supporter, has anti-immigrant views and has an “all lives matter” approach to police violence. I would normally not leave my daughter in the care of adults with these values or become “mom friends” with them. But do I have an obligation to get closer to the family for the child’s sake?”
What era is this? Complaining about interracial adoption because the mother doesn’t share your opinions and/or politics? In what delusional lala land do you have to reside in to be so unapologetically arrogant, pretentious, and racist that you think the mother is a bad person, unworthy of adopting and caring for a black child, just because she sees things differently than you do? And on another note, will an editor at The New York Times ever pause and consider whether a needlessly divisive, racialized op-ed is something that should be published?
89%: Effectiveness rate of Pfizer’s new experimental antiviral pill in preventing hospitalization or death from COVID-19, according to a trial study. “Just stunning results,” Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, said of Pfizer’s results. “Implications of effective therapeutics for ending the pandemic are very, very large.”
$700,000: Fine that the Biden administration is imposing on businesses for each “willful” or “repeated” violation of the 100-or-more employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate. On Saturday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House quietly tucked an enforcement mechanism into their $3.5 trillion “reconciliation” bill, passed it out of the Budget Committee, and sent it to the House floor. Buried on page 168 of the House Democrats’ 2,465-page mega bill is this tenfold increase in fines for employers.
29%: Percentage of people whose opinion of Black Lives Matter has worsened over the past year.
26: States that have filed suit against the Biden administration over its mandate that private companies with more than 100 employees implement either a coronavirus vaccine requirement or regular testing protocols. Attorneys general for the 26 states joined multiple lawsuits challenging the mandate from the Department of Labor, which holds that private companies must comply by Jan. 4.
$2,300: The amount that Republican candidate Edward Durr spent on his election campaign to oust New Jersey’s Senate president Steve Sweeney, who has held that position since 2010. Durr, a furniture company truck driver, defeated Sweeney in Tuesday’s elections.
29%: Liberal prime time viewers who watch Fox News, according to data from Nielsen MRI Fusion.
25%: Liberal prime time viewers who watch CNN, according to the same data.
58%: Percentage of likely voters who believe that the media “are truly the enemy of the people.”
46: Rank, out of 46 surveyed countries, that the U.S. finished in media trust, according to the annual digital news report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford that was released on Wednesday.
-20%: Drop in President Biden’s approval rating among Black/African-American voters since February (72% to 52%).
38%: President Biden’s overall approval rating in the most recent USA Today/Suffolk University poll (November 5th). Studies have concluded that a president’s job approval rating is one of the most powerful factors affecting midterm elections. The party of a president with an approval rating that has dipped below 50% often faces a blowout. In the 2017 midterms, when Trump’s approval was at 37%, Republicans lost 41 House seats.
28%: Vice President Kamala Harris’ approval rating, with 51% disapproving of the job she’s doing.
63%: Percentage of U.S. adults who want to end Daylight Saving Time and have one time that lasts all year long.