Ukraine: Biden’s Admission on Video

Biden on video in 2018, bragging about pressuring Ukraine to shut down an investigation involving his son. Biden boasts that he told the Ukrainian government,

“If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well son of a bitch. He got fired!”

That’s it for that.


Media notes:

For the most part they’ve been horribly dishonest, of course. Yet surprisingly, a lot of the usual suspects are letting the truth about Biden’s quote slip out.

Even the Washington Post has run this story, complete with the damning quote. Wow.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/09/24/democrats-investigation-might-do-more-hurt-biden-than-trump/

So did The Atlantic. Of course they surround Biden’s quote with “the real villain here is Trump” bullshit, but still!
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/biden-trump-corruption/598705/

Biden told the story himself at a Council on Foreign Relations event in 2018:

“I said, nah, I’m not going to—or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said—I said, call him. I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”

To summarize, Biden threatened to withhold aid if the prosecutor wasn’t fired, and he was. Importantly, Biden was not freelancing, but was acting as a representative of President Barack Obama.

Mother Jones provides the Biden quote, though again, of course surrounded by “the real villain here is Trump” agitprop:

The Hunter Biden Timeline

Joe Biden later told the story of Shokin’s firing like this: “I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.

The extended version of the video, almost an hour, is at RealClearPolitics.
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/09/27/flashback_2018_joe_biden_brags_at_cfr_meeting_about_withholding_aid_to_ukraine_to_force_firing_of_prosecutor.html?src=ilaw
Biden’s relevant statements start between the 52 and 53 minute points (the link defaults the video to a minute or so before the good stuff begins). Biden boasts that while in Ukraine,

I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn’t.

I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired.

I usually avoid the 4D chess thing, but in this case I think that’s what happened. Trump knew about this video before he spoke to the Ukranian President, of course. He was practically daring the Dems to open up this can of worms. And they did.

Leftists, firing a laser at a mirror: “Oww! Fucking Trump!”

A Small Example of Liberal BS

Just weighing in here for a second while this is still fresh. This is just a small example of liberal media BS, but so easily exposed.

Via Vox Day I found this Hollywood Reporter piece. It quotes Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, as saying he doubts the company would continue to shoot movies in Georgia if the restrictions on abortion in the state are implemented, because too many Disney employees would be opposed to it.

(By the way, this is absolutely remarkable public image management for Disney, of all corporations: As a pro-abortion company. Seriously, Iger?)

Hollywood Reporter then says:

“Disney’s prospective withdrawal from production in Georgia would be a huge blow to the state. Recently, Disney’s Marvel Studios filmed portions of both Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame in Georgia.”

How does this belch of threat display stand up against actual fact?

Short version: I checked, and the entire budget of End Game – making no attempt to sound out how much of it actually ended up in Georgia’s economy – amounts to a tiny fraction of one percentage point of Georgia’s economy. How tiny? Only 6/100 of one percent!

In technical terms, quantities this small are called: LOL.

Not only is it not going to be “a huge blow to the state,” it wouldn’t even be noticed.

Details with data sources below.

What the left is trying to do on this matter – not just in this little article – is simply threaten, to puff themselves up like an animal confronted by a predator and hope that the bluff works.

Another way of putting it: This is trying to apply Alinsky’s dictum “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.” So again: Bluff.

How I exposed the BS (it wasn’t hard to do):

1. According to the file handily provided by the Commerce Department at https://www.bea.gov/data/gdp/gdp-state, Georgia’s state GDP in 2018 was 2.9% of US GDP.

2. Per the Federal Reserve System, https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/FYGDP, U.S. GDP in 2018, as of the most current estimate, was $20.24 trillion. That times 0.029 = $587 billion.

3. Per Google, End Game’s total budget was $356 million. Obviously they didn’t spend all of that in Georgia, but let’s suppose they did, just for fun. Then the fraction of Georgia’s GDP that amounted to was

356 mill/587 bill = 0.0006.

That is, about 6 hundredths of one percentage point.

And that’s if the movie’s entire budget was spent in Georgia! How much was actually spent there? Who knows, but a big chunk of the budget is certainly salaries for Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., etc. One piece of scuttlebutt puts Downey’s earnings for the film at $75 million. Those paychecks go to the actors, not the citizens of the state.

Does the “reporter” who wrote this know that it’s false? Well, either he does, and wrote it anyway, or at the very least he wrote it with an absolute lack of concern for whether it’s true or false. If he cared he would have checked first.

It really is remarkable how shameless and unhesitant liberal reporters are to just make stuff up with no concern for its truth.

So often their bluffs rely on most readers being to busy or too trusting or whatever to check them. But sometimes it only takes a little checking to kick the crap out of their sad little narratives.

Reddit deletes 300,000-member Qanon forum

The title is self-explanatory. Obviously this is important enough to be its own post. But there isn’t much to add, which is why it’s a short post.

(I’m a Q skeptic, but that is really not the point.)

https://www.neonrevolt.com/2018/09/14/surviving-the-onslaught-fighting-for-victory-patriotsawoken-voat-qanon-greatawakening/

Commentary at Vox Popoli:
http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/09/surviving-onslaught.html

If you’re on the right and you can, I’d signal boost this. Let’s see if we can Streisand the Orwellian shitbags.

Press weeps over deportation of immigrant who shot someone

Oh, boo hoo, we’re so sad because a man who committed first-degree assault is going to be sent home!

And note that the “journalists” don’t tell you the details of the assault:

He shot someone.

Twice.

That little detail was regarded as unimportant for readers to know, for some reason.

Illustrating that there’s no lie so brazen that a lefty won’t tell it, a local School Board President described the trigger-happy green carder as a “law-abiding citizen.” This about a man who is definitely, unambiguously, not a citizen, and not law-abiding. He in fact (1) pled guilty to a shooting, and (2) is an immigrant who was awarded a green card but never even applied for citizenship. So I guess the message is, “He has been totally law-abiding… since he tried to kill someone!”

The good news is that he was eventually deported back to Haiti:

From http://www.whec.com/news/haitian-man-deportation-decade-list-rochester-reginald-castel/4593960/

Speaking Saturday, school officials said Castel has a clean record besides the assault [Un Fucking Believeable] and even the victim of the attack wants him to stay.

“The one person he was engaged in has signed an affidavit that said, ‘I have moved on with my life, and he is my friend, and I want him to move on with his life,’” said Rochester City School Board President Van White.

That’s nice, but I don’t want immingrants who run around shooting people in my country.

And the victim obviously wasn’t feeling too sanguine about being shot back when it happened, or he would have refused to press charges and/or would have pleaded with the court for clemency when it went to trial.

By the way, that use of the word “citizen” by the local politician is not accidental. The left is deliberately trying to destroy the distinction between “citizen” and “someone who is currently standing on US soil.” Obama did this, e.g., when he told anchor baby Gina Rodriguez that anyone who votes is automatically a citizen.

In the linked video, the outrage starts around the 3:22 mark, where she starts by whining that illegals are fearful of voting. Good, you fucking asshole, they should be afraid to vote. It’s not legal for them to vote! It’s not even legal for them to be in the country!

Then the vile subhuman that goes by the name Barack Obama says, “When you vote, you are a citizen.”

No they aren’t, Obama, you piece of filth!

BONUS: Snopes says this statement by Obama never happened and rates it ‘FALSE.” They do this even though they provide a link to the video, presumably because they know that their leftist readers, faced with a choice between their own eyes and ears or leftist propaganda, will believe leftist propaganda.

Mr. President, Ignore the “Chiiiiiillllldren!” Rhetoric

The media will of course trot out utterly dishonest polls saying that 128% of Americans hate the current policy of separating invaders from their children. These polls will be bullshit, of course. Just ignore them, as always.

And if someone doesn’t want to be separated from your kids, well, then don’t invade other nations, assholes. While bringing your kids with you, no less.

The wording that I’ve seen from the media is encouraging, because it’s so extreme that it shows they really are desperate. Typical wording in the lying Fake News media is something like, “Trump is facing a rapidly rising disastrous firestorm of outrage, even from within his own party, on chiiiilllllldren being separated from their parents!!!” The hysterical tone by itself is enough to reveal that they’re terrified this latest propaganda offensive won’t work. They want you to cave in quickly, before everyone gets bored and moves on to the next manufactured outrage du jour.

No, you’re not facing a “firestorm of outrage” from anyone. The Left’s outrage is fake, as always. And you’re certainly not facing outrage from within your own party. With tens of millions of Republicans, they can always find a few Republicans to quote as saying, “I’m against this!” Just ignore it. Remember what issue got you elected to the White House.

Actually, I’m not sure what the Left is hoping to accomplish anyway. What good does it do them if the invaders are incarcerated, but with their kids? I don’t know, maybe they’re just looking for something to point to as a victory to improve their base’s morale for November. Deny them that.

Anyway, the Left’s turn to this new propaganda line is a good sign. It means that even the Left is starting to realize that the “You’re raaaaacist!” stuff has failed. Thus the search for a new propaganda line and the turn to “What about the chiiiiiilllllldren!?” That they’ve resorted to that is a sign that we’ve got them on the run. Keep it up!

You know the Left is desperate when they’re resorting to rhetoric that was openly mocked by The Simpsons back in the 1990s, LOL:

It’s almost impossible to overstate what a victory this change in rhetoric is. I never thought that I would see in my lifetime the Left abandoning “That’s racist!” And now they’ve not only abandoned that, but they’ve abandoned it on the immigration issue!

We really have them on the run!

Hold fast!

Leftist B.S. on the Tommy Robinson story

Tommy Robinson is the English man who recently was prosecuted and imprisoned by the English government because he was standing outside a courtroom covering a trial of Muslim rape gang members. The leftist party line on this is that it is a routine practice which always applies in rape trials. This propaganda line is simply horseshit.

Commenter at Vox Pop:

The gagging orders that are now being routinely placed on cases involving Muslim Rape gangs, have nothing to do with protecting the child victims, and absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with preventing their trials from being compromised.

Here in Britain we have all seen dozens of high profile rape cases over the past few years and every single one of them was relentlessly covered in minute detail by the press, before, during and after the trials.

So why are these cases being treated so differently from cases sush as the Max Clifford trial, the Rolf Harris trial or the many many trials involving football players that were beamed into our living rooms night after night?

Indeed, at YouTube, if you type
Max Clifford trial
into the search box, you get several results that support this claim. One of the videos is titled,
“Max Clifford is surrounded by media as he arrives at court”
and it shows exactly that. As if to emphasize the brazenness of the lie, the end of the video shows a couple of police pushing videographers out of Clifford’s way (“Everybody out of the way! Step back!”), so it can’t be argued that the police were unaware of the crowd of reporters around Clifford.

Similar results at YouTube are obtained for the search
Rolf Harris trial
which gives you, e.g., a video titled,
“Rolf Harris Arrives At Court For Assault Trial”
and the video shows several people with cameras and video cameras, as well as of course the person who was taking the video that we’re watching.

The leftist party line on Robinson, that he was merely prosecuted in the normal way, for things that are prosecuted as a matter of standard procedure, is a lie. No, he was prosecuted – persecuted – because he was discussing something the English government wants kept silent.

Tommy Robinson and Increasingly Brazen Government

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. – Frederick Douglass

In case you haven’t heard the Tommy Robinson story yet: Several days ago Robinson, an English citizen, was standing near a courthouse where a jury was deliberating in a trial about Muslim groups’ gang rapes of English girls. Robinson had his cell phone out, filming the courthouse and asking defendants questions as they entered. The police arrested Robinson on the pretext that this violated UK law about a fair trial – though they haven’t done this in similar cases.

The actual story here is what happened next; more on that below. But first I must note that the National Review, cucked as always, tries to justify the arrest:

“Some supporters of Robinson have been pointing out that there have been reporters outside the trials of celebrities accused of child abuse (Rolf Harris, for instance). But the comparison isn’t exact. It is exceptionally difficult to put reporting restrictions on the trial of a household name…”

Bullshit. Just do exactly the same thing: Arrest any reporters who try it.

But the arrest by itself is not really the story. The story is this:

After less than five minutes of a hearing without a jury, a judge sentenced Robinson to 13 months in prison. The judge also issued an injunction forbidding any media from reporting on the fact that Robinson had been arrested, given a meaningless no-jury four-minute “trial,” and thrown into prison for more than a year.

In other words, the English government disappeared a citizen. They seized him, threw him in prison with no trial, and threatened the media into silence about it.

Needless to say, people concerned with civil liberties were alarmed, and got around the censorship and lit up the Net. But UK media sources were gagged. They were forbidden from even saying the man’s name.

Finally, a few days later, under immense political pressure, the English government lifted the gag order. But Robinson is still in prison for 13 months.

Some relevant links:

PowerLineBlog:
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/bruce-bawer-the-tommy-robinson-affair.php

Gateway Pundit:
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/05/orwells-nightmare-articles-about-tommy-robinsons-arrest-rapidly-scrubbed-from-the-internet/

The Rebel:
https://www.therebel.media/let_us_report_on_tommy_robinson

And the left’s reaction? The left-wing media’s typical reaction was “For some reason, right-wingers are concerned about the Tommy Robinson thing.”(I’m not going to link them, but you can easily find the links yourself).

Time magazine’s headline: Why Is the Global Hard Right Upset About Tommy Robinson?
(If you’re alarmed by governments disappearing their citizens, apparently you’re “hard right.”)

Financial Times: How Tommy Robinson won the support of the global alt-right.

Just to make sure the point is clear, The Guardian weighs in with this breathtakingly Orwellian headline:
Tommy Robinson is no martyr to freedom of speech.

If you’re too young to have solidified political allegiances yet, ponder that: The left is now running interference for governments that jail their citizens secretly and without trial. And they’re calling people who are alarmed about this “right-wingers.” I’m pleased the left is conceding that the right is more concerned about civil liberties than the left… but how sad that that’s true in the first place. This shouldn’t be a right/left thing; it should be a sane thing.


And what about England?

The English media were incredibly craven about this. They should have defied the judge’s blackout and fully reported the story in all detail, while emphasizing the fact that the government would soon censor the story and presumably drag the media people off to prison. “When this story disappears from the Internet, you will know that police have raided our location, or at least threatened our Internet service provider into removing this page.” When that actually happened, then all their readers would be alerted to the censorship.

We can no longer just cave in to this sort of thing; it’s time to “push the contradictions,” as the Left used to say.

I’m disgusted by the craven cowardice of the English in this matter. They let their girls be raped and don’t do anything about it. And they let the government get away with censorship as a ringing slap across the face, adding insult to injury. What other nation would allow its girls to be raped by hordes of hostile foreigners, without doing anything to the rapists or the government officials who aided the rapes?

No other nation in the world would submit to this without many government officials swinging from lampposts.

Englishmen will never be slaves “Go ahead and rape English girls; we’re too craven to do anything about it.”

Censored UK story about man named Robin…

…son. His first name is Tommy.

SIGNAL BOOST THIS STORY IF YOU WANT TO TO TEACH THE UK GOVERNMENT A LESSON ABOUT THE STREISAND EFFECT.

Thousands Storm Downing Street, Demand Gov’t Free Tommy Robinson
https://yournewswire.com/revolution-thousands-storm-downing-street-tommy-robinson/

PowerLineBlog has Bruce Bawer on the Robinson story:
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/bruce-bawer-the-tommy-robinson-affair.php

Someone ALTERED ANONYMOUS CONSERVATIVE’S SITE CODE TO BLACK OUT HIS BLOG for several hours today:
https://www.anonymousconservative.com/blog/interesting/
If you visited the blog portion of his site earlier today you just got two words: “Access denied.”

Thema News:
http://en.protothema.gr/protests-for-tommy-robinson-imprisonment-break-out-in-europe-with-uk-courts-issuing-a-gag-order-on-case-videos-photos/

Gateway Pundit:
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/05/orwells-nightmare-articles-about-tommy-robinsons-arrest-rapidly-scrubbed-from-the-internet/

At The Rebel:
https://www.therebel.media/let_us_report_on_tommy_robinson
Morning May 29: Gag order lifted. But Robinson is still in prison for 13 months.

Mark Steyn:
https://www.steynonline.com/8675/tommy-this-an-tommy-that-an-tommy-go-away

Addendum May 31, 2018: The Washington Post reported the story, though in the most tendentious and biased way possible:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/05/29/conservative-outrage-after-anti-muslim-campaigner-tommy-robinson-secretly-jailed-in-britain

They identified Robinson as IIRC, an “ultra-hardcore mega-far-right super-extremist hyper-right-winger,” or whatever.

Some positive takeaways from the WaPo story: Apparently Matt Drudge Streisanded their ass, by splashing the story across his front page! And Donald Trump Jr. also tweeted about it.

The English media were incredibly craven about this. They should have resisted the censorship.

More on that later, maybe. For now: If you have a blog, a Twitter account, a Facebook page, whatever, then do what you can. Splash this story all over the Internet. Make the censors scream in terror any time they even THINK about doing this ever again.

Video Proof of Old Media’s Organized Brainwashing

Via Anonymous Conservative several weeks ago. Sorry late, catching up:

The link has video of many local news shows all saying the same phrases that are dozens of words long. It finishes with a clip of 15 of them saying, of independent sources of news, “This is extremely dangerous to our democracy.” The EXACT same phrase, uttered by 15 (I counted) different news anchors!

I went to YouTube and typed in extremely dangerous to our democracy. The autofill completed it, btw. As you finish the word extremely it’s the third choice of the autosuggestions, and at extremely d it’s the first choice. I wonder how long they’ll let THAT continue!

Here are some links. I’m including several in the anticipation of possible censorship by YouTube:

This one has some introductory material for a half-minute or so, then contains the entire video that’s at Anon Conserv (plus a 5-second blurb from the new Cosmos guy):

This one has lots of ads:

And finally:

Sexual Harassment: The Left’s Three Bad Options

November 2017: The proliferating sexual harassment scandals that started with Harvey Weinstein are now proliferating too rapidly for one to keep track. And they are disproportionately affecting leftist men. Enhancing the deliciousness is the fact that the left itself started this crap, back in the 1990s.

The left now has three bad options for dealing with the current sexual harassment conflagration:

1) Keep going with it, ruthlessly assailing the leftist men and ending their careers. In this scenario, Democrats like Al Franken and John Conyers are forced out of Congress. And many a leftist media personality is gone, gone, gone. The left doesn’t want this, obviously.

2) Admit that it has gone too far and try to step on the brakes. That means that a fullthroated affirmation of the presumption of innocence replaces the “Always believe a female accuser” thing that the left has embraced now. It also means a return to sanity about what constitutes “sexual harassment” and so forth. E.g., grabbing someone’s boobs is sexual harassment; saying something that some woman claims made her “feel uncomfortable” isn’t. This requires a return to sanity by the left and is therefore almost certainly off the table as an option.

The other problem with this option is that feminism is now such a huge part of the modern left. For the non-feminist left to try to excise the feminist branch would not be like excising a tumor; it would be like the tumor trying to excise the rest of the body.

Furthermore, the culture and incentives of “victimhood” are too deeply embedded in leftist constituencies for this to be stopped now. Victimhood claims now ARE the left; that’s what modern leftism IS. To admit, even as a theoretical possibility, that a claim of victimhood could ever be wrong would be to undercut the very foundations of modern leftism itself. They will never do this.

3) Explicitly say “It’s okay if leftist men do it, but not okay if non-leftist men do it.” They actually do go that far, some of them, but it’s not a convincing argument for sane people, naturally.

The problem for the left here, obviously, is that “Anyone who agrees with my politics should be allowed to get away with sexual molestation” is not going to be a winning argument with most people.

In the event, what they are actually going to do is try to have their cake and eat it too, as the left has always tried to do. That is, they will try to make a big deal out of it when men of the right commit some leftist sin, or are accused of doing so, but to totally ignore it, or do the minimum amount of media coverage and commentary possible, when men of the left do it or are accused of doing it. This is a bad choice for the left, especially now that we have the Net to provide information, but they may think that it’s their best of a set of bad options.

Memo to leftists: The actual best option is (2), Admit that it has gone too far and try to step on the brakes.

The left won’t want to do this, though, because it would constitute an admission that it is possible for a leftist witch hunt to go too far. For the left, even admitting that such a thing is possible in theory is unacceptable. So, while that would actually be best for everyone, it won’t happen.

This is one of the reasons, of many, that I hate sharing a planet with leftists. Out of spite and blind stubbornness, they will do everything in their power to AVOID win-win situations, if that requires admitting that non-leftists are correct about something.

ADDENDUM: Mike Pence’s rule about being alone with women who aren’t his wife doesn’t look so dumb now, does it, left-wing morons?