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.”