TWITTER LOCKS NEW YORK POST'S ENTIRE ACCOUNT, BLATANTLY ENGAGING IN MONOPOLISTIC RESTRAINT OF TRADE

And New York Post editor Sohrab Amari has had his account suspended.

Earlier, friends reported they were being forced by Twitter to unfollow him -- again, illegal interference in competition in another field, namely, the fields of news media and information.

Update: A commenter tells me that this is not Sohrab Amari's actual account, but a parody one.

That doesn't cancel my friends' reports that they were being forced to unfollow Amari's actual account.

And yes, the NYPost's main account is now locked.

They've shut down an opposition newspaper -- which is the first step for any fascist junta.

...

Update:

@SohrabAhmari

Thinking about the sad-sack fusionist right liberals who are my adversaries and their dreams of neutrality. HA HA HA HA.

There is no neutrality in a civil war.

...

We have told them for years that this was coming -- turnkey fascism.

Turnkey fascism which the GOP enabled every single year by reassuring the Tech Monopolists that they could do whatever they liked, and the corporate-donor-servicing organization called "The GOP" would always protect them.

Even if they blatantly discriminated against the GOP's supposed clients, conservatives and Republicans. (Note: the GOP's real clients are corporations and billionaires who embrace a socially-liberal, corporate-supremacist libertarian position.)

Even if they blatantly attack the GOP itself.

Now the election, and the tech monopolies are going all-in -- just as we warned these corrupt fuckers in Conservative, Inc. -- and are emboldened to go Full Orwell because they know this is, in fact, the Last Election we'll ever have.

They'll never face the threat of legal action again, and they know it.

They just have to win this election for their Democrat coconspirators, and then they will have a permanent monopoly status locked-in and blessed by Democrat Party-owned United States of America.

People often don't know what gets you into trouble, antitrust-wise.

The problem with a monopoly is not that it's a monopoly. If it does not misuse its monopoly power, it's usually labeled a benign monopoly and no action is taken against it.

Monopolies break the law when they use their monopoly power (which includes the less-than-monopoly power of a dominant market position) to reduce competition.

The tech monopolies are obviously doing this. They are using their monopoly or dominant market position to interfere in the free operation of other markets.

Google -- which controls over 90% of the automated ad placement market -- has decided that ads cannot be run on the Federalist website, because they didn't like a comment written there.

That is illegal restraint of trade and a deliberate attempt to reduce competition in another field. That's illegal.

FaceBook and Twitter -- both monopolies in their respective fields -- have now decided that the New York Post should not be able to alert its followers to a major story it's broken.

Again, using a monopoly in one field to reduce the competition in another field.

But Establishment Corporate Republican have continuously reassured their corporate donors that they follow a bizarre interpretation of free competition in markets: That we should have free competition, until someone wins and becomes a monopoly, and then at that point, the monopolist is free to squelch all further competition, including in other fields of commerce.

That is not the law. I would like supposed "law and order" Republicans to explain why they are rejecting the law as currently written to impose this phony, never-passed law that we have free competition until someone wins, and then fuck free competition and accept what you're given, Slaves.

Will this episode finally wake Corporate Establishment Cash-and-Carry Republicans up?

Answer: No. Because they need the fucking money and wouldn't know what to do if they weren't being instructed by their billionaire patrons/bulls.

People say they don't want to interfere in the free markets.

Well, you can interfere a few times to stop the monopolists from interfering.

Or you can just permit the current system, of a dozen monopolists using their monopoly power to squelch any political expression they don't like.

And get banks and credit card transaction companies to boycott conservative speakers too.

This is interference in the free competition in the marketplace too, of course.

But Establishment Republicans are okay with this, like those at the disgusting National Review, because they're getting paid Cash Money from the tech monopolists to shill for the tech monopolists.


This sad pale c#ck and the corporate/billionaire owned Washington Examiner is worried:

@philipaklein

1h
There has been significant debate among conservatives regarding Big Tech censorship, with those such as myself fighting attempts to have government target Twitter and FB over bias. Thanks to actions taken by FB and Twitter today, my side is going to lose this battle. Badly.

He shouldn't be so worried. Republican office-holders and the permanent Republic DC swampstate will always have their filthy hands out for a bribe, and will always obey their monied masters' commands.

Hey, what other choice do Republicans have? To pursue an agenda that has actual popular support?!

Nah, Trump is trying that. And the Republican Establishment despises him for it.

So back to Plan A of endlessly pursuing an unpopular and unpatriotic agenda of selling out Americans in favor of Communist Chinese factory concerns, while taking billions of dollars from US corporations to ram this fucked-up traitorous system down our throats.

Look at this: An entire Twitter thread of censored material.



Posted by: Ace at 05:39 PM




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1 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at October 14, 2020 05:39 PM (8vQ57)

2 No entries for "George Orwell 1984"

Posted by: Google at October 14, 2020 05:40 PM (Eicbe)

3 Ta-da!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 14, 2020 05:40 PM (DMUuz)

4 Thank you, Ace. Yes indeed. The time has long since come for the FTC to dust off Sherman and Clayton and bring the antitrust hammer down on Big Tech.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2020 05:41 PM (hYcqw)

5 Now we know that changing all the books to read Bearenstain was a build up to this!

Posted by: Axeman at October 14, 2020 05:41 PM (Eicbe)

6 Ugh! It's gotten really bad, hasn't it? And even if one leaves Twitter voluntarily, the rot is also elsewhere on "social media".

Posted by: gdgm+ at October 14, 2020 05:41 PM (ExnWy)

7 Mr. Commission, Mr. Federal Trade Commission, please go to an airport information desk or a white courtesy telephone. Thank you.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2020 05:41 PM (hYcqw)

8 Just invent your own social media and internet!

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 14, 2020 05:41 PM (H5knJ)

9 Time for heads on pikes. Time for Twitter and Facebook to get nationalized, broken up, or driven to destitution.

So very, very sick of how BLATANT this is.

Where was this concern with all the Obamagate treasonous stories?

Destroy. Them.

Posted by: acethepug at October 14, 2020 05:41 PM (+HMLE)

10 expected.. but still sorry to see we have come to this.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 14, 2020 05:41 PM (CjFDo)

11 Ace the Prophet so predicted

Posted by: attila the inquisitive at October 14, 2020 05:42 PM (w7KSn)

12 8 Just invent your own social media and internet!
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 14, 2020 05:41 PM (H5knJ)

...

They'd come for the electricity next.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 14, 2020 05:42 PM (yL25O)

13 We have told them for years that this was coming -- turnkey fascism.

That is exactly what the "Republican" Party and the Dems want.

Posted by: Gilded at October 14, 2020 05:43 PM (BRkq2)

14 Ace the Prophet so predicted
Posted by: attila the inquisitive at October 14, 2020 05:42 PM (w7KSn)
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Well, earlier we found out he was there at the creation.

Posted by: Axeman at October 14, 2020 05:43 PM (Eicbe)

15 Maybe Washington DC will be upset that Silcon Valley has more power than they do.

Sometimes you get the Italian Mafia to take out the Yakuza.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 14, 2020 05:43 PM (i9ZF7)

16 They always turn and eat their own. Always.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 14, 2020 05:43 PM (DLzZd)

17 PDT is one man against the system.

Posted by: Gilded at October 14, 2020 05:43 PM (BRkq2)

18 Information War is a thing

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Mostly Peaceful, Free WA, Buy Ammo at October 14, 2020 05:43 PM (ifmtJ)

19 Oh geez..Lindsey on RBG being one of the GREATEST women ever. Ugh.

Posted by: lizabth at October 14, 2020 05:43 PM (L3Rsz)

20 Is posting a nood after someone else has nooded a willow, or a courtesy reach-nood?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 14, 2020 05:43 PM (DMUuz)

21 We need to list banks in this effort too.

Refusing to allow transactions by gun stores.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 14, 2020 05:43 PM (yL25O)

22 Oh, so distributing "hacked" material is against Twitter's rules now?

Interesting. Does that mean that anyone who tweeted about Trump's "hacked" tax returns was banned?

What about the Snowden docs? Or the Chelsea / Bradley Manning docs?

Or is this a brand new policy to only apply to this one issue, where the word "hacked" means something no one has ever thought it meant before.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 05:43 PM (cnTJD)

23 Like the pic of PDT holding up the Post front page. Feels like vindication.

Posted by: Old Dude at October 14, 2020 05:44 PM (LGXGf)

24 Amazing how there is no effective support for an aggressive Lawfare action against these scum!

The deep state rules!

The GOPe drools!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 14, 2020 05:44 PM (2C38g)

25 Where is Teddy Roosevelt when you need him?

Posted by: Joe Mama at October 14, 2020 05:44 PM (kHg6S)

26 20 Is posting a nood after someone else has nooded a willow, or a courtesy reach-nood?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 14, 2020 05:43 PM (DMUuz)

...

FIRST LOSER NOOD.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 14, 2020 05:44 PM (yL25O)

27 Good. Let's have twatter ban all the things.

Maybe eventually people will get tired of it.

Ragging on Gopes less than three weeks before an election seems not the point to me.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 14, 2020 05:44 PM (hku12)

28 Lawsuit time.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 14, 2020 05:44 PM (E/UdA)

29 That stupid fuck Klein is worried "My side is going to lose!" rather than standing up and screaming "OH MY GOD I HAVE BEEN WRONG THIS ENTIRE TIME!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 05:44 PM (Kpl3J)

30 New York Post?

Google comes up empty. Must not be a real thing.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 14, 2020 05:45 PM (/Dgcm)

31 Just create your own platform ace! Duh!!!!!


/s

Posted by: buzzion at October 14, 2020 05:45 PM (vMCab)

32 War

Posted by: Xiao at October 14, 2020 05:45 PM (RzT7J)

33 The problem with a monopoly is not that it's a monopoly. If it does not misuse its monopoly power, it's usually labeled a benign monopoly and no action is taken against it.
++++++++++
Practically, this is true. Technically, monopoly is illegal on its own. They broke up Standard Oil as a monopoly, despite knowing that consumer harm (e.g., higher prices) would result from the action.

But that's a nuance that doesn't matter here because these monopolies and cartels are abusive. These companies, when they are not monopolies (like Google is in search and advertising, and Twitter is in microblogging, etc.) cooperate as a cartel (like when they coordinate to deny hosting or payment processing). They act and coordinate in restraint of trade.

Break them all up. There will be consequences to that. It will kill some of the companies (the social media outfits need their monopoly-scale network effects to work) and it will cause some infrastructure problems on the internet and world wide web (Google's dominance of some infrastructure like DNS and their ownership of backhaul, for example). It will not be pretty. It will be disruptive and damaging in the short term.

And it is worth it. We'll figure it out. We always do.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2020 05:45 PM (hYcqw)

34 There's too many Libertarian/Koch types on our side that really do believe the free market fixes all of this.

I guess with the hope we get to choose what corporate cattle car brand we ride in.

Posted by: Blago at October 14, 2020 05:45 PM (gkdnV)

35 Twitter is doing a Wile-E-Coyote. Hunter's two-headed love child is physical evidence of his coke/stripper binges. Hard to deny. Now we'll see the 12-minute clip leaked and go viral.

But the NY Post reveal goes to Joe's involvement with Ukraine. Recall that Nancy got Trump impeached for thinking about looking into Joe's corruption. Expect more reveals on this and Joe's China connections.

Posted by: Ignoramus at October 14, 2020 05:45 PM (9TdxA)

36 I don't think this is going to work in Twitter's favor.

We will see, but this feels like stepping on a rake again.

They just demonstrated to the LIVs that the conservative censorship "nuts" were right all along. 3 weeks before an election.

Because no matter how much Twitter does, they can't stop NYPost's web page. And searches are going to go there.

This is currently the talk everywhere on YouTube.

Streisand effect.

In their quest to protect their candidate they just blew the whole thing up in their own faces.

Amateurs.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2020 05:45 PM (5p7BC)

37 Knew this was coming. They'll cut Trumps account next.

Posted by: zeera I should be writing right now at October 14, 2020 05:45 PM (zUdXR)

38

"Can we shoot them?"


Posted by: Fi, the hot girlfriend from "Burn Notice" at October 14, 2020 05:46 PM (sy5kK)

39 What did that guy always say?

Something like.... burn, scatter, salt....

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2020 05:46 PM (1NMzF)

40 New York Post? Never heard of it.

Charlie Gibson

Posted by: Old Dude at October 14, 2020 05:46 PM (LGXGf)

41 I was just saying to a friend how crazy this has become.

3 years ago there were beheading videos and straight up pro-nazi content on youtube, twitter, facebook, etc.

And we accepted them getting rid of some of that, cuz like -- ehhh, yeah, it's not great.

Then they slowly started banning some content, and it got much more questionable about what was allowed and what wasn't.

But this REALLY accelerated with covid. Now anything not completely endorsed by the WHO is "misinformation"

And now THIS? locking the account of one of the largest newspapers in the country for breaking a story?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 05:46 PM (cnTJD)

42 Look, we told you... we can't get off our asses to stop the communist take over of the US unless there's some grift in it for us.

Why can't you proles understand this?

Posted by: Congressman Bloviator Supreme at October 14, 2020 05:46 PM (3H9h1)

43 28 Lawsuit time.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 14, 2020 05:44 PM (E/UdA)

The problem, and why that is no solution now: A lawsuit might get heard by next summer, if everyone works hard to expedite everything. 3 weeks? HA! That's why Twitter and FB know they can get away with this. All they need is for Biden to win, and the Dems will give them cover and validate everything they do.

The Courts cannot help this problem.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 05:46 PM (Kpl3J)

44 You don't have to have control of the means of production if everyone in charge of the means of production just act like tyrants themselves.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 14, 2020 05:46 PM (yL25O)

45 How is
1) this "hacked" as Bumbling Biden left the computer at the store to be read.
2) Different then people leaking material they are not legally allowed to leak -Trump's Tax Returns?

Oh, right, Democrat.

Posted by: Bete at October 14, 2020 05:46 PM (Ojki1)

46 Because they need the fucking money
---
I know how that goes!

Posted by: Hunter Biden at October 14, 2020 05:47 PM (Eicbe)

47 32 War
Posted by: Xiao at October 14, 2020 05:45 PM (RzT7J)

-------

Correct.

Fuck you. War.

----Breitbart

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 14, 2020 05:47 PM (jUVms)

48 If they had tanks and troops, they'd have the roads to the airport, the highways and the rail lines blocked too.

And the AM radio stations.
They don't need to take over the TV stations, they did that years ago.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 14, 2020 05:47 PM (TYUJ+)

49 By the way, the "Twitter thread of censored material" at the bottom of this post, gave me an error from Twitter when I clicked on it. I was able to see it when I manually removed the =s21 at the end of the link.

Posted by: gdgm+ at October 14, 2020 05:47 PM (ExnWy)

50 First they came for the NYP. . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2020 05:47 PM (Rvt88)

51 Yea so what are you going to do? Sue? By the time that gets through the system we'll all be dead from old age. Ask General Flynn how his case is speeding through the system.



Posted by: Archer at October 14, 2020 05:47 PM (gmo/4)

52 Can't stop the signal, Mal.

Posted by: RoyalOil at October 14, 2020 05:47 PM (aO8Gd)

53 ***casually draws fish symbol in sand with toe of sandal***

Why, no, I don't know how all of those people found out about that fisher of men.......

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at October 14, 2020 05:47 PM (SRRAx)

54 PDT is one man against the system.
Posted by: Gilded at October 14, 2020 05:43 PM (BRkq2)

The price of honor is extremely high, especially for a "politician" not in on the grift and actually believes no other politician should be either!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 14, 2020 05:47 PM (2C38g)

55 39

"Can we shoot them?"

Posted by: Fi, the hot girlfriend from "Burn Notice" at October 14, 2020 05:46 PM (sy5kK)

We might have to, before this is over.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 05:47 PM (Kpl3J)

56 @ryanjamesgirdusky

The right needs to do more than tweet. . . we need action.

We need Nate Simington confirmed to the FCC to take on Big Tech.

@SenatorWicker is holding up his nomination.

Call (202) 224-6253 and demand his nomination be brought up for a vote.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 14, 2020 05:48 PM (bDqIh)

57 If Google and Twitter were run by conservatives the left would use every lever of power they had to wage legislative, legal and any other kind of warfare they can think of against them and we all know it. That's what pisses me off about GOPe, is their unwillingness to fight because they think the world works as it does in a Milton Friedman lecture.

Posted by: lowandslow at October 14, 2020 05:48 PM (4thlk)

58 Shut Twitter down.

Now.

Send in a squad of US Marshals, weapons drawn, and arrest the entire board of directors.

Arrest everyone.

Immediate flight on a cargo plane to GITMO.

I am done with this.

You want to smear Trump as a Nazi? As a dictator? Fine. Then I WANT A FUCKING DICTATOR NOW!

Twitter should not be allowed to exist one more day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 14, 2020 05:48 PM (2JVJo)

59 The only way this stops is for someone like Trump to take unilateral action. He has the constitutional power.

Posted by: Archer at October 14, 2020 05:48 PM (gmo/4)

60 53 ***casually draws fish symbol in sand with toe of sandal***

Why, no, I don't know how all of those people found out about that fisher of men.......
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at October 14, 2020 05:47 PM (SRRAx)

=======

Brava.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 14, 2020 05:48 PM (jUVms)

61
Merriam-Webster's online has just today edited the definition of "preference" ala sexual preference to call such usage "offensive". They did that today, after Sen. Hirohito's little spewage.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 14, 2020 05:49 PM (rCwaK)

62
Of COURSE Trump is going to talk about this in all this rallies now.

What fucking idiots.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 14, 2020 05:49 PM (G51Gf)

63 Posted by: Fi, the hot girlfriend from "Burn Notice"
+++++++++++
Also Dagny, the hot girlfriend in "Things to do in Denver When You're Dead"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2020 05:49 PM (hYcqw)

64 34 There's too many Libertarian/Koch types on our side that really do believe the free market fixes all of this.

I guess with the hope we get to choose what corporate cattle car brand we ride in.
Posted by: Blago at October 14, 2020 05:45 PM (gkdnV)

You mean the companies big enough to have their finger on the scale of what is a "free market"?

One wonders why they are so cool with that.

Posted by: Bete at October 14, 2020 05:49 PM (Ojki1)

65 Course the alternative here is to stop using Twatter and Fartbook.

I realize that cuts the ability to readily spread information.

Time for Samizdat again?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 14, 2020 05:49 PM (TYUJ+)

66 I wonder what it will take to get enough people calling for twatter and fb and google to be broken up? More important what will it take for our representatives to do the same?


I am not hopeful.

Posted by: USNtakim at October 14, 2020 05:49 PM (0OmEj)

67 I wuz hacked. And high as a tick on flea dust.
But mostly high as a tick on flea dust.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at October 14, 2020 05:50 PM (v0R5T)

68 >>If Google and Twitter were run by conservatives the left would use every lever of power they had to wage legislative, legal and any other kind of warfare they can think of against them and we all know it. That's what pisses me off about GOPe, is their unwillingness to fight because they think the world works as it does in a Milton Friedman lecture.



Gab and a bunch pf other non-progressive sites who've been deplatformed six ways to Sunday say "Hi!"

Posted by: Lizzy at October 14, 2020 05:50 PM (bDqIh)

69 This is the result of a Hack the way Podesta's Email Account was Hacked.

The retards they protect HANDED this information to others.

There was no Hacking involved.

Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2020 05:50 PM (QYHMs)

70 They'd come for the electricity next.
Posted by: TexasDan


Who could have seen this comming? :

Griggs vs. Duke Power Company (1971)

You're a free county in what way?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2020 05:50 PM (Rvt88)

71 GOP's real clients are corporations and billionaires

Exactly

emboldened to go Full Orwell because they know this is, in fact, the Last Election we'll ever have.

Exactly

A to Z: Exactly.

Posted by: Gilded at October 14, 2020 05:50 PM (BRkq2)

72 That's what pisses me off about GOPe, is their unwillingness to fight
because they think the world works as it does in a Milton Friedman
lecture.lack the courage and back bone to attempt it.

Posted by: Old Dude at October 14, 2020 05:50 PM (LGXGf)

73 One wonders why they are so cool with that.
Posted by: Bete at October 14, 2020 05:49 PM (Ojki1)

because all they want is free weed and open borders.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 05:50 PM (Kpl3J)

74 51 Yea so what are you going to do? Sue? By the time that gets through the system we'll all be dead from old age. Ask General Flynn how his case is speeding through the system.



Posted by: Archer at October 14, 2020 05:47 PM (gmo/4)

Sue them? For what?

That's the aggravating part. They have a team of lawyers. They probably played this all out months ago. "what do we do if there's an October surprise that might hurt Biden?" (although Im sure they phrased it as "what if russia tries to interfere in our election again with disinformation!!!")

...and here we are.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 05:50 PM (cnTJD)

75 Biden is entirely dependent upon the media to drag his husk over the finish line. He has no game apart from that.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 14, 2020 05:50 PM (vv7R2)

76 Of COURSE Trump is going to talk about this in all this rallies now.


Yeah. They handled this in the worst way imaginable. They're drawing attention to the very thing they are trying to get people to never hear about.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 05:50 PM (KZzsI)

77 34 - "There's too many Libertarian/Koch types on our side that really do believe the free market fixes all of this."


Exactly, it's the thinking of a child.

Posted by: lowandslow at October 14, 2020 05:51 PM (4thlk)

78 "Shut Twitter down. "

You'd have to climb over 2 feet deep of hobo feces just to find the front door, on Market Street in SF.

Posted by: attila the inquisitive at October 14, 2020 05:51 PM (w7KSn)

79 "Can we shoot them?"


Posted by: Fi, the hot girlfriend from "Burn Notice" at October 14, 2020 05:46 PM (sy5kK)

I hate to agree with her Mike, but she has a point.

Posted by: Sam Axe at October 14, 2020 05:51 PM (Ojki1)

80 Look, this is all a nothing-burger served up b/c Drumpf messed up Covid-19 response.

Now 10 years ago, *we* would have decried this censorship, but since Drumpf is Orange-Man-Bad, everything done in the service to get rid of him is acceptable, nay, moral!

Posted by: Fake "conservatives" like Darcy, Keder at October 14, 2020 05:51 PM (a+Mub)

81 Heh. This is only the beginning. Rudy says he has 1000 or so photos, videos, emails and he's going to drip it out.

No way can twitter and facebook keep a lid (SWIDT) on this. They are just making it worse.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 14, 2020 05:51 PM (ZLI7S)

82 I have a dominant market position in a field.

Guess which one.

Or else!

Posted by: Surprise Anal Otter at October 14, 2020 05:51 PM (PbpT7)

83 If I were running the DOJ, I'd very publicly announce an investigation in to Twitter, and ACTUAL FUCKING HUMANS at twitter for criminal violation of election laws. I'm sure they can find something that'd fit.

In kind donation or something.

I mean come on.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 05:51 PM (cnTJD)

84 Give Lindsey 24hrs to find a camera and he'll get the vapors all over this.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at October 14, 2020 05:51 PM (uhPTO)

85 FYI

I typed in "ny post biden email" into Bing

I got 9 links on the first page to "Censorship of NY Post" along with two links to the NY Post itself.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2020 05:51 PM (5p7BC)

86 But publishing secret recordings the First Lady in a private conversation is not dissemination of hacked material?

Posted by: RoyalOil at October 14, 2020 05:51 PM (aO8Gd)

87 this is a big site people read. Why don't you publish a list of GOP cucks not to vote for? And then you can amplify the challengers.

Like, not getting snotty with Ace, not directed at him, but the only thing these pols respond to are threats to their position of bribe acceptance. So start threatening.

Posted by: dj3way at October 14, 2020 05:51 PM (bhPL1)

88 IMHO, the gopE is far worse than the donkey-commies. At least the donkey commies told us who they really are. The gopE lied all the time.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at October 14, 2020 05:51 PM (pw+jk)

89 "You took pictures of my daughter in the shower!"

'The pictures you just handed me? The pictures of your daughter, in the shower?'

"Yes."

'But, YOU handed them to me?'


"I was hacked!"

Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2020 05:52 PM (QYHMs)

90 Exactly, it's the thinking of a child.

Posted by: lowandslow at October 14, 2020 05:51 PM (4thlk)
---
Exactly why I never became lassaiz faire.

Posted by: Axeman at October 14, 2020 05:52 PM (Eicbe)

91 Hey, whoa! Corporations are people too! Any not just any people either, they're like the best kind of people. The kind of people willing to fund important-sounding, sit-on-your-ass think tank fellowships that pay for conservative punditry's new cars and swimming pools.

Posted by: Chamber of Commerce Guy at October 14, 2020 05:52 PM (dYe5S)

92 Biden is entirely dependent upon the media to drag his husk over the finish line. He has no game apart from that.

***

See also the years 2009 through 2016.

Posted by: Azathoth at October 14, 2020 05:52 PM (9xv8/)

93
Trump holding up a copy of the paper. I love it!! I hope he jams it down the MFM's throat

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 14, 2020 05:52 PM (kw5n8)

94 72 That's what pisses me off about GOPe, is their unwillingness to fight because they think the world works as it does in a Milton Friedman lecture.lack the courage and back bone to attempt it.
Posted by: Old Dude at October 14, 2020 05:50 PM (LGXGf)

That was always just the excuse, and for a long time I even believe them.

I've realized that the real reason they don't fight is because they're being very well paid not to. In fact, many of them will gladly fight someone who won't pay them off, like Trump.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 05:52 PM (Kpl3J)

95 So I guess they can scan tiny url, but maybe take a picture or screen cap and name it fun stuff or something and post it. Just to f with them.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 14, 2020 05:52 PM (r+sAi)

96 Look, I get your anxiety. Just pony up a few hundred more in my reelection bucket and I promise it will be all taken care of.

Your donation. That's what we're talking about.

Your concerns... well fuck you. Thanks for the $$.

Posted by: Congressman Bloviator Supreme at October 14, 2020 05:52 PM (3H9h1)

97 Another reference to the kompromat clip. Seriously is this vaporware? I keep hearing about it in comments, but nowhere else.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at October 14, 2020 05:53 PM (9tbIx)

98 I wonder if this was a good-bye gift from Beau's wife? Or the AR baby momma? Did someone add the pictures to give credibility to his emails?

Posted by: EveR at October 14, 2020 05:53 PM (R0z7P)

99 Is it time to pick our Underground names?
Senegoid.
Diogenes backwards. They'll never catch on!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 14, 2020 05:53 PM (axyOa)

100 Bell was broken up for less.

File the anti-trust suits, but in the meantime, strip them of their Section 230 protection and announce that you've done so and that individuals are now able to sue the social media companies in federal court for anything defamatory posted on their sites. Death by a thousand lawsuits. Then, when they're begging for mercy, break them into a thousand pieces and scatter them into the wind.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at October 14, 2020 05:53 PM (nu45M)

101 If alternatives to Twitter and Facebook are developed won't that give the corrupt and imbecilic media a chance to shriek about dark conspiracy sites?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 14, 2020 05:53 PM (vv7R2)

102 Heh. This is only the beginning. Rudy says he has 1000 or so photos, videos, emails and he's going to drip it out.
>>>
Yep, this is only the aperitif.

Posted by: Old Dude at October 14, 2020 05:53 PM (LGXGf)

103 Twitter will decide what news you read, thank you very much.

Posted by: t-bird at October 14, 2020 05:53 PM (8DRUP)

104 Tomorrow, I'm sure, Miriam Webster will re-define "hack" to mean "when drug addled idiot hands over evidence of his illegal conduct to third party, who shares it with law enforcement and others."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 05:53 PM (cnTJD)

105 Any way to do this without shooting?

I think we're running out of alternatives.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at October 14, 2020 05:53 PM (JCrfD)

106 Meanwhile at the madamemayhem confirmation hearing.....

Senator Blow Job: yap yap yap yap yap yap yap muh voters disenfranchised! Yap yap yap yap.

Mayhem: hey did you have your uvula surgically removed so you don't gag on all that dick you suck to get promoted?

Senator Blow Job: uh.... What's A uvula?

Mayhem: its that little thing that hangs down at the back of your mouth. Also known as a speed bag for cock.

Senator Blow Job: THAT'S OFFENSIVE!!!!

Mayhem: fuck you, next question.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 14, 2020 05:54 PM (Vxu+H)

107
This is a disgrace! Such things must not be allowed to








Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 14, 2020 05:54 PM (NWLiR)

108 Twitter is all Jacked-up.

Posted by: Axeman at October 14, 2020 05:54 PM (Eicbe)

109 31 Just create your own platform ace! Duh!!!!!


/s
Posted by: buzzion at October 14, 2020 05:45 PM (vMCab)

This is why I'm on AoSHQ, and not Twitter.

I have no desire to post my hot-take nonsense for the entire world to see - just a little corner of the internet.

Unfortunately, Twitter and FB killed the Blogosphere, and there are only a few conservative-friendly lily ponds left, of which this is one of them.

Hopefully, the TechCos inevitable overreach will spur a renaissance of home-grown commentary, diffuse enough to be immune from monopolistic influences.

We've certainly had times in the past where monopolies have threatened to do that, and they eventually go the way of the dodo bird.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 14, 2020 05:54 PM (6xA3t)

110 >>I wonder if this was a good-bye gift from Beau's wife? Or the AR baby momma? Did someone add the pictures to give credibility to his emails?

I was thinking the owner of the computer store in Delaware must have a huge set. He just went to war with the most powerful politician in the state.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 14, 2020 05:54 PM (ZLI7S)

111 apparently biden voters need "child locks"

Posted by: Piratepatch at October 14, 2020 05:54 PM (2Xrky)

112 Hit the road, Jack!

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 14, 2020 05:54 PM (DLzZd)

113 The fiber optic lines that feed the Twitter server farms are not hardened against an accidental dig ....

Posted by: RoyalOil at October 14, 2020 05:54 PM (aO8Gd)

114 May I state for the record that Twitter's suits are the stupidest people on the internet? Nothing on this planet is more inquisitive and acquisitive than the American people when they are told that they are too infantile to understand that which they are denied.

Posted by: mrp at October 14, 2020 05:54 PM (Pqytn)

115
You want to smear Trump as a Nazi? As a dictator? Fine. Then I WANT A FUCKING DICTATOR NOW!

Twitter should not be allowed to exist one more day.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 14, 2020 05:48 PM (2JVJo)


This is not unfair.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 14, 2020 05:55 PM (/Dgcm)

116 >>Yep, this is only the aperitif.


The Amuse Bouche, as it were.


2020 might end up getting a lot of Apologies before this all over.

Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2020 05:55 PM (QYHMs)

117 yeah, it's a display of raw power, just like the Biden Riots. The question is, what are you going to do?

you do have some power, don't you?

Oh right, this is the GOP. If this were done to the DNC, the FEC would swat raid the offending company. just saying. One party has the courage of their idiot convictions.

Posted by: official redcheckmark at October 14, 2020 05:55 PM (4RcDR)

118 First they came for the NYP. . . .
Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2020 05:47 PM (Rvt8

You read my mind. Who will be left to protect a Smart Military Blog such as this, once the fascists have all the power?

Every election the "conservative" talkers say it's "the most important election of our lifetimes." But this time I believe it's true.

Posted by: Gaelic Girl at October 14, 2020 05:55 PM (5FCda)

119 OT -For those that didn't see it, here's a clip of Senator Kennedy from LA slamming the professor who called ACB a white colonist for adopting kids from Haiti. He says "How low can you go?" I want to give him a hug. First time I've seen Barrett near tears. This whole thing must be exhausting for her:

https://tinyurl.com/y3l2sjzd

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 14, 2020 05:55 PM (WkPC9)

120 Make Orwell Fiction Again

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 14, 2020 05:55 PM (W2Pud)

121 I bl PDT and Rudy waited until now to give Barr a chance to produce and when he failed, PDT told them to release.

Posted by: EveR at October 14, 2020 05:55 PM (R0z7P)

122 This isn't about competing platforms. It's about election interference and breaking the law.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 14, 2020 05:55 PM (i9ZF7)

123 st invent your own social media and internet!
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 14, 2020 05:41 PM (H5knJ)

...

They'd come for the electricity next.
Posted by: TexasDan

----> they came for the servers and the credit card companies already when people tried to create their own whatever.

thank God for bitcoin. and the Netherlands.

Posted by: official redcheckmark at October 14, 2020 05:55 PM (4RcDR)

124 There's too many Libertarian/Koch types on our side that really do believe the free market fixes all of this.

I guess with the hope we get to choose what corporate cattle car brand we ride in.
Posted by: Blago at October 14, 2020 05:45 PM (gkdnV)
++++++++++++
Except that abuse monopolies impose artificial barriers to entry and thus can harm their competitors and customers with impunity. It stops being a free market when abusive monopolies are in play.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2020 05:55 PM (hYcqw)

125 If corporations are people, do they do butt stuff?

Posted by: Dirty Frank at October 14, 2020 05:55 PM (BEi0i)

126 87 this is a big site people read. Why don't you publish a list of GOP cucks not to vote for? And then you can amplify the challengers.

Like, not getting snotty with Ace, not directed at him, but the only thing these pols respond to are threats to their position of bribe acceptance. So start threatening.
Posted by: dj3way at October 14, 2020 05:51 PM (bhPL1)

I understand what you're saying, but it's way too late in the game for that, especially in a binary system like ours. Almost every politician today (with the exception of Trump) is little more than a paid actor who spouts the lines that the interest groups who own him pay him to say. That's just as true for the GOP-e as it is for the left.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 05:56 PM (Kpl3J)

127 Donald Trump Jr.
@DonaldJTrumpJr
OMG it gets worse!

Obama conference call leaked to Burisma: Biden emails

The Obama administration let a Democratic p.r. company that worked for Ukrainian energy firm Burisma take part in a conference call about an upcoming visit to Ukraine by then-Vice President Joe Biden
https://t.co/N0E1cDet6c?amp=1
2:01 PM · Oct 14, 2020

Obama conference call leaked to Burisma: Biden emails
https://t.co/N0E1cDet6c?amp=1

The Obama administration let a Democratic p.r. company that worked for Ukrainian energy firm Burisma take part in a conference call about an upcoming visit to Ukraine by then-Vice President Joe Biden, emails obtained by The Post show.

An associate at Blue Star Strategies then emailed a memo with minutes of the conference call hosted by the White House to a top Burisma executive, Vadym Pozharskyi, as well as to Joe Biden's son Hunter and Hunter's business partner, Devon Archer, both of whom sat on Burisma's board.

The trip, in December 2015, turned out to be the one during which Biden later bragged about forcing Ukrainian officials to fire a state prosecutor who was investigating Burisma by threatening to withhold a $1 billion US loan guarantee.

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at October 14, 2020 05:56 PM (FBrfY)

128 Not that I disagree with the post here.

BUT.

Twitter is a sewer. Twitter amplifies the very worst aspects of social media with few if any of its benefits.

A quarter-century ago (!) some friends and I were talking about some fast-emerging phenomena called "the Internet", and one of them said "The information superhighway is just a bunch of drivers stuck in a traffic jam that extends as far as the eye can see, blaring their horns at each other, flipping each other off and yelling 'FUCK YOU' to each other." Perhaps it was true then, but Twitter is EXACTLY this.

Again, I HAVE to ask - why does anyone have anything to do with this sewer?

The final freedom we have is to vote with our feet. Twitter is not necessary. Human civilization existed for 6000 years without Twitter and can still do so. And indeed it should, for Twitter is a slow-acid drip corroding civilization.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at October 14, 2020 05:56 PM (3DJkT)

129 That was the dopiest impeachment of all time. If the old (pun intended) Soviet Union could foresee what (who) would pass for superpower status leadership in this country in 2020, the Politburo would've had real motivation to eat healthy and exercise.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 14, 2020 05:56 PM (KAi1n)

130 @35: "Recall that Nancy got Trump impeached for thinking about looking into Joe's corruption. Expect more reveals on this and Joe's China connections."

Biden and son's international corruption is the same kinda "open secret" in DC as Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein's sexual predilections were in LA.

The only reason they've been protecting old man Joe is that the Democrat establishment believes the majority of America is soooo racist and sexist that only Joe can win back Pennsylvania and upper Midwestern states.

And Joe can (maybe) mobilize the black voters that turned out for Obama but wouldn't lift a finger for Hillary.

It's all so sickening, and I just wish it wasn't so obvious.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at October 14, 2020 05:56 PM (+WWsf)

131 Tim Pool just released a video on this. 300K views in one hour.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 14, 2020 05:56 PM (E/UdA)

132 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 14, 2020 05:54 PM (NWLiR)

Good to see you, sir!

Posted by: Gaelic Girl at October 14, 2020 05:56 PM (5FCda)

133 Now who could have forseen such a thing, private companies becoming the 'information highway' that drives the internet.

what were the odds they'd eventually take sides?

100 to 0.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 14, 2020 05:56 PM (TYUJ+)

134 >>>119 OT -For those that didn't see it, here's a clip of Senator Kennedy from LA slamming the professor who called ACB a white colonist for adopting kids from Haiti. He says "How low can you go?" I want to give him a hug. First time I've seen Barrett near tears. This whole thing must be exhausting for her:

https://tinyurl.com/y3l2sjzd


thanks for this, fenelon

Posted by: ace (some sort of weasel) at October 14, 2020 05:56 PM (PbpT7)

135 Maybe just because I'm a little guy on SM but I have no trouble with RT NY Post article and just for giggles I went to FB for the fist time in a week and posted the same.

No troubles.

SM backpedalling?

Posted by: golfman at October 14, 2020 05:56 PM (hOMhY)

136 Why was Howard Hughes so intimidated about appearing before Congress? These high tech titty-babies appear to have figured out that that entity is a toothless tiger.

Posted by: Old Dude at October 14, 2020 05:56 PM (LGXGf)

137 I was thinking the owner of the computer store in Delaware must have a huge set. He just went to war with the most powerful politician in the state.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 14, 2020 05:54 PM (ZLI7S)

Daily Beast has an hour long interview with him. I didn't watch it, but from what I read, he's a "hardcore Trump supporter," the interview was "bizarre" and he brought up "conspiracy theories" about "a DNC staffer named Seth Rich."

So, in other words, dude sounds like he has a completely rational amount of fear about what this means, and did it anyways. So yes, balls of steel.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 05:57 PM (cnTJD)

138 Jonah Goldberg is Maizie Hirono level obtuse. Prove me wrong.

https://tinyurl.com/y5vy342q

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Tinfoil Hat Wearer at October 14, 2020 05:57 PM (fQzH1)

139 Biden is entirely dependent upon the media to drag his husk over the finish line. He has no game apart from that.

He always has been. Between his stumbling, confused appearances, his pathetic rallies, and his teleprompter interviews, his campaign is the worst in recorded human history. its been 100% an entirely media joint.

Trump holding up a copy of the paper. I love it!! I hope he jams it down the MFM's throat

This election's Dewey Defeats Truman image, were this a sane and just world.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 05:57 PM (KZzsI)

140 I was going to go back and get that laptop, but...
But then I didn't because...
'Cause I got high!
Because I got high!
Because I got high!

*La da da da da da da*

Posted by: Crack Pipe Biden at October 14, 2020 05:57 PM (a+Mub)

141 I'm still incredulous at this stuff. Twitter has to be crushed, followed by Facebook. But what can actually be done?

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at October 14, 2020 05:57 PM (KuDrO)

142 125 If corporations are people, do they do butt stuff?
Posted by: Dirty Frank at October 14, 2020 05:55 PM (BEi0i)

Yes!

Posted by: Chamber of Commerce Guy at October 14, 2020 05:57 PM (dYe5S)

143 So ACB is through it and unscathed. Now the political machinations are on deck.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 14, 2020 05:57 PM (r+sAi)

144 121 I bl PDT and Rudy waited until now to give Barr a chance to produce and when he failed, PDT told them to release.
Posted by: EveR at October 14, 2020 05:55 PM (R0z7P)

I hadn't thought of this, but it makes perfect sense.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 14, 2020 05:57 PM (6xA3t)

145 121 I bl PDT and Rudy waited until now to give Barr a chance to produce and when he failed, PDT told them to release.
Posted by: EveR at October 14, 2020 05:55 PM (R0z7P)

I agree - Trump has been talking about declassification, and releasing docs, and Barr and Haspel have stonewalled everything.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 05:58 PM (Kpl3J)

146 And Bell (AT&T) isn't a great comparison. AT&T was a chartered monopoly, operating under special rules. And they *asked* to have their charter removed and to be broken up. They had (through Bell Labs) massive capability in the semiconductor and computer businesses, but weren't allowed to operate in those areas because it would violate their charter. They wanted the charter removed so they could break into those high-growth industries.

They got their way, but it took long. If AT&T had been able to get into the desktop computer market in the late 70s instead of the mid 80s, history would have been different - but the shakeout in that industry was well underway by the time AT&T could legally enter it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2020 05:58 PM (hYcqw)

147 Meanwhile at the madamemayhem confirmation hearing.....



Senator Blow Job: yap yap yap yap yap yap yap muh voters disenfranchised! Yap yap yap yap.



Mayhem: hey did you have your uvula surgically removed so you don't gag on all that dick you suck to get promoted?



Senator Blow Job: uh.... What's A uvula?



Mayhem: its that little thing that hangs down at the back of your mouth. Also known as a speed bag for cock.



Senator Blow Job: THAT'S OFFENSIVE!!!!


Mayhem: fuck you, next question.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 14, 2020 05:54 PM (Vxu+H)

I. Love You, madamemayhem! Write more,please.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 14, 2020 05:58 PM (DLzZd)

148 emboldened to go Full Orwell because they know this is, in fact, the Last Election we'll ever have.
---------
They have to win it first. That is very much in doubt. And just became less likely.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2020 05:58 PM (5p7BC)

149 They'd come for the electricity next.
Posted by: TexasDan
.......

What electricity?

Posted by: California at October 14, 2020 05:58 PM (v0R5T)

150 This censorship was all due to hit in 2017. Half the country was Deplorable and as such our boiling anger and outrage posed a terroristic threat to the Esteemed Office of the Presidency (President Hag).

All 17 straight shooting Intelligence Agencies were going to agree that open internet communication as we had known it was now a national security emergency, due to misogynist, white supremacists, and Russian disinformation. Trump's entire inner circle and family would have found thsmselves in jail or worse awaiting trials for election tampering, treason, and other "unprecedented" crimes.

I was saying things like this were coming in 2016, and I sounded like a flipping lunatic. Why doesn't it sound crazy anymore?

Posted by: ... at October 14, 2020 05:58 PM (uEbPt)

151 No troubles.

SM backpedalling?


It seems selective, they're only blocking out large accounts.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 05:58 PM (KZzsI)

152 100 Bell was broken up for less.

File the anti-trust suits, but in the meantime, strip them of their Section 230 protection and announce that you've done so and that individuals are now able to sue the social media companies in federal court for anything defamatory posted on their sites. Death by a thousand lawsuits. Then, when they're begging for mercy, break them into a thousand pieces and scatter them into the wind.
Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at October 14, 2020 05:53 PM (nu45M)

...and you will break them into smaller companies that will all be run by people with the exact same mentalities.

I'm not sure very much will be accomplished, sadly.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at October 14, 2020 05:58 PM (3DJkT)

153 The President just tweeted a picture of the Post cover story.


Can't wait for twitter to lock the President's account.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Tinfoil Hat Wearer at October 14, 2020 05:58 PM (fQzH1)

154 138 Jonah Goldberg is Maizie Hirono level obtuse. Prove me wrong.


Jonah Goldberg has less testosterone than Mazie Hirono.

Posted by: Azathoth at October 14, 2020 05:58 PM (9xv8/)

155 Also, by banning this story and now the NY Post I think these idiots have embiggened this story.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at October 14, 2020 05:58 PM (nu45M)

156 well, I don't like seeing the poll numbers for Jo Jorgasmorgaborgasen when she's one of those rare pro-blm, pro biden riot libertarians. I'd hate for her to get more than 400K votes.

Posted by: official redcheckmark at October 14, 2020 05:58 PM (4RcDR)

157
The tech monopolies (or oligopolies, which may be the better term) are the biggest threat to liberty, to the United States as founded and the principles of the Constitution.

In my early 20s, I flirted with Ayn Rand Objectivism and Libertarianism with the anarcho-capitalist flavor. But I never could get on board with monopolol-philia and it's one of the big things that made me reject it.

The argument is that, in "true free market" (which can never exist as they define it) a monopoly can't really exist.

And that's the very point of why govt power is required. Monopolies and oligopolies will use force (including soft, if not hard) to enforce their control.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 14, 2020 05:59 PM (rCwaK)

158 Just invent your own social media and internet!
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 14, 2020 05:41 PM (H5knJ)


Fvck no! I already paid for this one!

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 14, 2020 05:59 PM (AiZBA)

159 Tim Pool just released a video on this. 300K views in one hour.

"We'll see about that!"
--Youtube

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 05:59 PM (KZzsI)

160 Bob from NSA.
You're our only hope!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 14, 2020 05:59 PM (axyOa)

161 Josh Hawley
@HawleyMO

I am asking the Federal Election Commission whether this coordinated intervention by @Facebook @Twitter
for the Biden campaign constitutes a violation of campaign finance or other election laws

1:12 PM · Oct 14, 2020

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at October 14, 2020 05:59 PM (FBrfY)

162 >>Also, by banning this story and now the NY Post I think these idiots have embiggened this story.


It was extremely well played.

Posted by: Barbara Streisand at October 14, 2020 05:59 PM (QYHMs)

163 But yet a Christian baker has to bake ghey wedding cakes.

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2020 06:00 PM (OjZpE)

164 Again, I HAVE to ask - why does anyone have anything to do with this sewer?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at October 14, 2020 05:56 PM (3DJkT)

I think the answer lies in the MSM fishing many of their stories from that sewer. The right can't simply continue to cede every platform to leftist activism and lies. What is born on Twitter now heavily impacts the voting public, whether we like it or not.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at October 14, 2020 06:00 PM (uhPTO)

165 Josh Hawley would like to speak to the Internet's Manager.

Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2020 06:00 PM (QYHMs)

166 Jonah Goldberg is a fat, plagiaristic Quisling. Fuck that guy.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at October 14, 2020 06:00 PM (JCrfD)

167 >>>Again, I HAVE to ask - why does anyone have anything to do with this sewer?


Totally agree with the rhetorical point you're making, but the reason that people go on twitter -- apart from narcissistic twitter addiction -- is to engage in competition in the literal "market of free ideas" and to advertise the articles they've written and the positions they approve of.

the Monopolist Twitter has decided to use its monopoly power to squelch all competition in the marketplace of ideas.

Only one set of ideas is permitted.

Posted by: ace (some sort of weasel) at October 14, 2020 06:00 PM (PbpT7)

168 Can't wait for twitter to lock the President's account.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Tinfoil Hat Wearer at October 14, 2020 05:58 PM (fQzH1)


That's going to be Twitter's October surprise.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 14, 2020 06:00 PM (AiZBA)

169 Catch 33 - well, it's not all a sewer, not even close, just depends on how you use it. It's where the actual serious analysts and independent observers, from Nobel laureates to retooled amateurs (regularly besting govt. agencies and "experts") have had their conversations about C19 since it started.

Just one example.

People here always default to this lazy and inaccurate generalization. It's incorrect.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 14, 2020 06:01 PM (OTzUX)

170 So THIS is how freedom and democracy die

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 14, 2020 06:01 PM (OVEfo)

171 I don't know about you but I am the sort that will look at something Because the Karens are telling me it's forbidden.

Posted by: Piratepatch at October 14, 2020 06:01 PM (2Xrky)

172 >> Giuliani: The stuff we are in possession of contains 1000+ photos that are from highly, highly inappropriate to illegal...Everything that the American people are going to look at over the next 5 days, China has been looking at for a LONG time.

This is a National Security threat.

Whoopsi.....

Posted by: Congressman Bloviator Supreme at October 14, 2020 06:01 PM (3H9h1)

173 Can't wait for twitter to lock the President's account.

"again??? *tee hee*"
--the Twitter employee who banned him when he left his work last time

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 06:01 PM (KZzsI)

174 An exurb from Archbishop Vigano's letter to PDT back in June :

The American people are mature and have now understood how much the mainstream media does not want to spread the truth but seeks to silence and distort it, spreading the lie that is useful for the purposes of their masters. However, it is important that the good - who are the majority - wake up from their sluggishness and do not accept being deceived by a minority of dishonest people with unavowable purposes. It is necessary that the good, the children of light, come together and make their voices heard. What more effective way is there to do this, Mr. President, than by prayer, asking the Lord to protect you, the United States, and all of humanity from this enormous attack of the Enemy? Before the power of prayer, the deceptions of the children of darkness will collapse, their plots will be revealed, their betrayal will be shown, their frightening power will end in nothing, brought to light and exposed for what it is: an infernal deception.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2020 06:01 PM (Rvt88)

175 Fuck you Faceb.....

Posted by: Diogenes at October 14, 2020 06:01 PM (axyOa)

176 So the MSM waste treatment plant gets a lot of their 'input' from the Facebook and Twitter Sewers.

How does that change the complexion of their constant lying without the Facebook or Twitter input?



You'd probably be surprised at the number of people who don't have Twitter or Facebook accounts.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 14, 2020 06:02 PM (TYUJ+)

177 Dr. Guy P. Benson, M.D., Ph.D., has picked up at least nine advanced degrees just by scrolling Twitter headlines, so that's pretty nice

Posted by: ace (some sort of weasel) at October 14, 2020 06:02 PM (PbpT7)

178 >> Giuliani: The stuff we are in possession of contains 1000+ photos that are from highly, highly inappropriate to illegal...Everything that the American people are going to look at over the next 5 days,



I think it moved, Jerry.

Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2020 06:02 PM (QYHMs)

179 170 So THIS is how freedom and democracy die
Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 14, 2020 06:01 PM (OVEfo)

Yeah. Apparently it is.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 06:02 PM (cnTJD)

180 This kind of thing - though directed at Trump personally, as DR WTF just mentioned - has long been anticipated for this October, by many. So, not exactly a surprise attack.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 14, 2020 06:02 PM (OTzUX)

181 143 So ACB is through it and unscathed. Now the political machinations are on deck.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 14, 2020 05:57 PM (r+sAi)
----------

She really did get through unscathed. Now we have to wait for the "Kavanaugh" surprise.

Posted by: WisRich at October 14, 2020 06:02 PM (G0vdT)

182 When do we nuke China? When do we launch a full scale, preemptive sneak attack using every possible nuclear, chemical, biological, and radiological weapon in our arsenal?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 14, 2020 06:02 PM (tznjL)

183 As I stated, Rudy may end up saving America from Biden and Harris.

Dude is America's Mayor.

Now he's America's Hero.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 14, 2020 06:03 PM (i9ZF7)

184 Any chance Mr.Universe can stop the signal?

Posted by: dantesed at October 14, 2020 06:03 PM (88xKn)

185 Just wait 'till election night and the days after when Google-facebook-twitter-youtube suppress/suspend all news sites and accounts attempting to publish the election results.

It's coming. Zuck said so in his Axios tv interview a few weeks ago. He said that he and the other companies were helping to prepare the public for not knowing the results for days/weeks after election day *wink, wink* and will be shutting down any "misinformation."

We are in for a helluva ride.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 14, 2020 06:03 PM (bDqIh)

186 Wouldn't it have made more sense for the MSM to just bury this story?

This is just like a flex by our tech overlords. They could have just ignored it, like the MSM has been doing for decades with any bad news about D's

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 06:03 PM (cnTJD)

187 Its reasons like this as to why I'm an eeyore when out comes to Poll and everything to do with this election. Trump could be up 10 points, but every institution is going to work themselves to death to make sure he loses no matter what. Twitter and Facebook are currently risking everything to help Joe, as what they're doing is becoming a bigger scandal than what Hunter did, they seem to not care and are willing to blow everything up in hopes Joe wins (i guess at which point they'll be safe since he'll protect them)

Where are the hackers on the right? The people who have the skill to completely mess up facebook and twitter either on a technical level, or by seeing what dirt they're hiding? At this point anything done against them shouldn't be deemed a crime, as its in defense of America's election system.

Posted by: Rbastid at October 14, 2020 06:03 PM (EleLw)

188 That was the dopiest impeachment of all time. If the old (pun intended) Soviet Union could foresee what (who) would pass for superpower status leadership in this country in 2020, the Politburo would've had real motivation to eat healthy and exercise.
Posted by: SFGoth at October 14, 2020 05:56 PM (KAi1n)
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The Democrats are lucky they didn't have a judge presiding over that shit show.

They said nothing but fallacies.

Posted by: Axeman at October 14, 2020 06:03 PM (Eicbe)

189 ACB turned me into a newt.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at October 14, 2020 06:03 PM (JCrfD)

190 So THIS is how freedom and democracy die
Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 14, 2020 06:01 PM (OVEfo)

Yeah. Apparently it is.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 06:02 PM (cnTJD)


Where are the thunderous applause? I want thunderous applause.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 14, 2020 06:03 PM (AiZBA)

191 37 Knew this was coming. They'll cut Trumps account next.
Posted by: zeera I should be writing right now at October 14, 2020 05:45 PM (zUdXR)
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Yep.

Posted by: Gilded at October 14, 2020 06:04 PM (BRkq2)

192 It's coming. Zuck said so in his Axios tv interview a few weeks ago. He said that he and the other companies were helping to prepare the public for not knowing the results for days/weeks after election day *wink, wink* and will be shutting down any "misinformation."

We are in for a helluva ride.
Posted by: Lizzy at October 14, 2020 06:03 PM (bDqIh)

Agreed. I saw those comments as well. Scary stuff.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 06:04 PM (cnTJD)

193 We interrupt this Maoist Moment to ask: How is the investigation coming of the Chyna Attack Virus biological attack on the White House?

Nothing? "After the election", you say? Well, OK.


Now we return you to Demofascist censorship and history destruction.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Tinfoil Hat Wearer at October 14, 2020 06:04 PM (fQzH1)

194 Can the government tax the users of Twitter?


$5 a tweet sounds right.


Facebook...$5 an hour.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 14, 2020 06:04 PM (v2c9/)

195 Putin gotcha again. Easy marks.

Posted by: Kurt at October 14, 2020 06:04 PM (oI43n)

196 Tucker will be all over this tonight.

Posted by: Valiant at October 14, 2020 06:04 PM (3MiF8)

197 Biden has his Nixon moment : Come on man! I am not a crook

Posted by: Piratepatch at October 14, 2020 06:04 PM (2Xrky)

198 >>>186 Wouldn't it have made more sense for the MSM to just bury this story?

This is just like a flex by our tech overlords. They could have just ignored it, like the MSM has been doing for decades with any bad news about D's
Posted by: Harry Parateste

...

yup.

Posted by: ace (some sort of weasel) at October 14, 2020 06:04 PM (PbpT7)

199 --the Twitter employee who banned him when he left his work last time

**********

That was a female actually, but I understand why you might be confused, since it looked like a male sperm whale

Posted by: Two Weeks From Impressing Amy Coney Barrett With My Manly Notepad at October 14, 2020 06:04 PM (gQBbJ)

200 Still, if FAcebooks alleged presence is accurate, 68% of the US adult population....

Someone ought to be able to make a case about this kind of censorship.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 14, 2020 06:04 PM (TYUJ+)

201 I fear that if PDT tried to publish a mass of information about the swamp via a government document dump, (1) the executive branch would refuse to do it, (2) the "Republicans" would vote to impeach him.

This really is a coup.

Posted by: Gilded at October 14, 2020 06:04 PM (BRkq2)

202 I ignore twitter and any links to it. I'm a troglodyte like that.

Posted by: f'd at October 14, 2020 06:04 PM (+y8uL)

203 Just wait till election day.

I'm sure Twitter will ban Donald's personal account in the next couple weeks, but they'll hold off on banning the official POTUS account until election night itself.

The whole thing will feel like a banana republic election: Ghosting the results, media manipulation, "don't believe your lying eyes" reporting, and Trump being muted as much as possible until the "results" come in, with 103% reporting, that Biden is the winner.

Posted by: Shenanigans at October 14, 2020 06:05 PM (ZR7kf)

204 ryanjamesgirdusky

The right needs to do more than tweet. . . we need action.

We need Nate Simington confirmed to the FCC to take on Big Tech.

@SenatorWicker is holding up his nomination.

Call (202) 224-6253 and demand his nomination be brought up for a vote.
Posted by: Lizzy at October 14, 2020 05:48 PM (bDqIh)
***********
I called Wicker's office and my 2 senators, Cruz and Cornyn's office the other day about this.
Looks like we are going to have to call as many Republican senators as we can, especially McConnell and Wicker.
Let's make sure we post this every day in various threads.

We all have to make an effort... this is too important to be silent.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 14, 2020 06:05 PM (+YYKs)

205 >>>Facebook...$5 an hour.


sounds fair, to me

Posted by: Sandra Flook at October 14, 2020 06:05 PM (PbpT7)

206 I'm still incredulous at this stuff. Twitter has to be crushed, followed by Facebook. But what can actually be done?
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen
I deleted my account, and did not have many followers anyway, but maybe if DJT and Scott Adams and James Woods and... retweet this stuff...twitter will be hurt from within their own platform.

Posted by: MikeM at October 14, 2020 06:05 PM (3F0Ql)

207 I think this is how freedom and Democracy gets reborn.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 14, 2020 06:05 PM (L+got)

208 Where are the hackers on the right? The people who have the skill to completely mess up facebook and twitter either on a technical level, or by seeing what dirt they're hiding? At this point anything done against them shouldn't be deemed a crime, as its in defense of America's election system.

Posted by: Rbastid at October 14, 2020 06:03 PM (EleLw)

Dude. You're talking about some of the most secure server farms on the planet.

I'm sure they deal with millions of hacking attempts a year.

It just... doesn't happen.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 06:05 PM (cnTJD)

209 People here always default to this lazy and inaccurate generalization. It's incorrect.
Posted by: rhomboid at October 14, 2020 06:01 PM (OTzUX)

After today, you might re-evaluate that position.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 06:05 PM (Kpl3J)

210 Is the cover up worse than the crime?


Hmmm

Posted by: Ha at October 14, 2020 06:05 PM (+jNil)

211 The Ministry of Truth. Told ya. Long time ago. Now it's here. To stay.

Posted by: George Orwell at October 14, 2020 06:05 PM (l3+k2)

212

Post isn't (is no longer) locked. Apologies if this has been mentioned.

Posted by: imp at October 14, 2020 06:05 PM (SFOr6)

213 Except that abuse monopolies impose artificial barriers to entry and thus can harm their competitors and customers with impunity. It stops being a free market when abusive monopolies are in play.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

_______________

Right, monopolies can absolutely ruin capitalism.

But where it's especially egregious is when monopolies can control the political process.

It's one thing to allege the oil companies collude and we pay more at the pump an extra 5 cents at the pump, it's a whole different game if how we communicate is being regulated by like 5 companies.

Posted by: Blago at October 14, 2020 06:05 PM (gkdnV)

214 The suspended twitter account is @sohrabamari. The guy from the NY Post is @sohrabahmari. Note the 'h' in the last name. @sohrabahmari seems to be up and working fine. Instapundit made this same error (and I commented there too). @nypost was working when I just checked it (6:04PM EDT). I think this is the biggest story around right now, but we need to get the details right.

Posted by: Guy in Texas at October 14, 2020 06:05 PM (y9fn0)

215 Senate Republicans
@SenateGOP

see you soon,
@jack

Video:
https://tinyurl.com/yyjbsfcz 23K views

2:47 PM · Oct 14, 2020

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at October 14, 2020 06:06 PM (FBrfY)

216 Going back to Nixon.

It's not the crime, it's the cover up.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2020 06:06 PM (5p7BC)

217 @133: "what were the odds they'd eventually take sides?"

There was a cover story in Wired way back in early '00 that I wish I could still find today. I think it was a story about Larry Ellison and Oracle, but anyways, the gist of one quote that really stood out to me:

Silicon Valley was originally built by a bunch of drugged college dropout libertarian types, but few if any could resist being awed by the real and tangible power of established government.

In other words, even the most staunch techno-anarchists gave up their ideals once they saw behind the curtain, because they were arrogant enough to believe it'd "be different" when they were in charge.

That was twenty years ago, and now you've got an entire generation of less intelligent worker bee types that were fully indoctrinated in political correctness turned social justice speak throughout college.

There's zero pretense of not wanting and not arbitrarily exercising influence and power anymore. In fact, that's kinda the whole point of working for tech companies nowadays. Changing the world, not by invention, but wielding the cultural power of tools built by better people.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at October 14, 2020 06:06 PM (+WWsf)

218 DJT should announce mass amnesty to black and white hat hackers for any attacks against the social media swamps

Posted by: H.L. Menken's Ghost at October 14, 2020 06:06 PM (GVV/B)

219 169 Catch 33 - well, it's not all a sewer, not even close, just depends on how you use it. It's where the actual serious analysts and independent observers, from Nobel laureates to retooled amateurs (regularly besting govt. agencies and "experts") have had their conversations about C19 since it started.

Just one example.

People here always default to this lazy and inaccurate generalization. It's incorrect.
Posted by: rhomboid at October 14, 2020 06:01 PM (OTzUX)

Forgive me, but I have never seen this highbrow feast of intellectual exchange. And how much can there be when those that run it engage in selective rule enforcement?

Anytime I have seen Twitter feeds, inevitably they degenerate into: FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU. Maybe I'm not looking at the right places, I don't know. But there is a reason I will never establish a Twitter account. It's not because I fear great intellectual exchanges and debates.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at October 14, 2020 06:06 PM (3DJkT)

220 Has anyone checked on Vadym Pozharskyi? I have a feeling he probably committed suicide last week or died of covid or something.

No way they let that guy stay around.

That's what you get for sending follow up thank you emails, Vadym!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 06:06 PM (cnTJD)

221 So THIS is how freedom and democracy die
Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 14, 2020 06:01 PM (OVEfo)

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a twitter

Posted by: Gaelic Girl at October 14, 2020 06:06 PM (5FCda)

222 emboldened to go Full Orwell because they know this is, in fact, the Last Election we'll ever have.
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Not found "Orwell"

Posted by: Google at October 14, 2020 06:06 PM (Eicbe)

223
We're getting answers about who "the client" was who dropped off the laptop. And actually, it was three of them.

https://pbs.tw___.com/media/
EkUjRcGXsAE56ug?format=jpg&name=medium

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 14, 2020 06:07 PM (G51Gf)

224 Did anyone ever read the Neal Stephenson book Interface? For some reason, all the crazy stuff going down reminds me of a more pathetic version of that.

Posted by: perilisk at October 14, 2020 06:07 PM (9p+wn)

225

I use Nano adblocker and Nano Defender (anti-anti-adblcoker) and turn on the anti-social media filters. This removes all the Facebook and Twitter buttons and shit that haunt so many web pages today. I hardly see their shit.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 14, 2020 06:07 PM (rCwaK)

226 >>Agreed. I saw those comments as well. Scary stuff.


Did you watch the interview?

Zuck is a weird dude to begin with, but it was obvious which parts were someone else's talking points because he would stammer, pause and blink. Other times, he would talk smoothly. So this is someone else's playbook.

We are so screwed.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 14, 2020 06:07 PM (bDqIh)

227 ACB turned me into a newt.
Posted by: Circa

I hope you get better.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 14, 2020 06:07 PM (Rvt88)

228 This is just like a flex by our tech overlords. They could have just ignored it, like the MSM has been doing for decades with any bad news about D's
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 06:03 PM (cnTJD)
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There is still a human factor at play and it might not be just muscle-flexing. It is possible that they (the guys at the top) panicked and seriously over-corrected rather than letting it play out. They're rabid partisans and this is an important period of time and they may well have just freaked out.

There is also the possibility - though this is going out into conspiracy territory - that they already know a lot about Hunter and Joe (whether these E-Mails or not, or whatever) and the corruption here and want to try to slam a lid on it because they have an inkling of what could come (e.g., it won't just disappear).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2020 06:07 PM (hYcqw)

229 So Philip Klein isn't concerned about the censorship but only that he can no longer pretend it doesn't exist. Did I read that right?

Posted by: abbynormal at October 14, 2020 06:07 PM (I849g)

230 Two quibbles, ace.

"Fascism" - it's not really fascism, it's more like authoritarianism, at least it doesn't have a few of the elements that defined fascism. Corporatist authoritarianism? In any case, not the explicit and formal top-down govt-centric disaster that was fascism.

And given the orwellian Operation Bagration-like assault on language and meaning now roaring all around us - including in the use of the word "fascist" by illiterate totalitarian thugs like panty-fa - it's probably good not to join the mob pile-on.

2nd quibble is provisional. Isn't the "consumer harm"-based anti-trust concept the original, and best one? You allude to it yourself - a well-behaved monopolist generally doesn't get any attention from regulators. Even stifling competition, in and of itself, was not originally considered a harm, isn't that correct? One has to abuse the position so gained.

Isn't that one reason that the original, clean and excellent concept, centered on harm to consumers, was so much better than what has evolved into fighting-monopolies-out-of-principle, or however you'd describe it?

Posted by: rhomboid at October 14, 2020 06:07 PM (OTzUX)

231 I think this is the biggest story around right now, but we need to get the details right.
Posted by: Guy in Texas at October 14, 2020 06:05 PM (y9fn0)


I invoke the "Fake but accurate" clause.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 14, 2020 06:07 PM (AiZBA)

232 Ace....

Are you this kind of weasel?

https://youtu.be/d2CTVqt2wxU

Posted by: buzzion at October 14, 2020 06:07 PM (vMCab)

233 Now if someone would just drop Carlos Danger's laptop off....

Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 14, 2020 06:08 PM (TYUJ+)

234 She really did get through unscathed. Now we have to wait for the "Kavanaugh" surprise.
Posted by: WisRich at October 14, 2020 06:02 PM (G0vdT)

No, they've upped their game to the next level. They've moved on to an open takeover of all communications in this country, with the goal of securing the next election for themselves. She's not important, they plan to have half a dozen new justices to outvote her in a year.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 06:08 PM (Kpl3J)

235 Forgive me, but I have never seen this highbrow feast of intellectual exchange.

Neither have I.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2020 06:08 PM (EgshT)

236 Gee, I wonder what the teen aged alien kid that runs our universe as a holographic game simulation will do next? I can't hardly wait!

Posted by: Archer at October 14, 2020 06:08 PM (gmo/4)

237 If Twitter and Facebook were foreign countries interfering in our election in such a way as to stop the free flow of information the US would bomb them --- and rightfully so.

Only enemies cut your communications.

Posted by: Thatch at October 14, 2020 06:08 PM (qWceQ)

238 Wrong Twitter link above. Not suspended twitter.com/SohrabAhmari

Posted by: Comment at October 14, 2020 06:09 PM (MxiJ/)

239 Every time I see Zuck, I expect his lizard tongue to lick his eye brows.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at October 14, 2020 06:09 PM (TYUJ+)

240 As Ace has pointed out a number of times, these guys don't have an opinion if they don't see it on Twitter first and even then they only go to certain sources for those opinions.

People like Allahpundit and Jonah Goldberg literally many times don't even know what the current news on an issue is because all they do is dip from the same bucket of stupid everyday.

Instapundit or one of his contributors posted something the other day from Lawfare blog and the author was still insisting, like it was as common as gravity, that Trump had help in the election from Russia. Even the media has memory-holed the Russian collusion story and this guy, presumably a lawyer, is still talking about it like some crazy Tumblr life coach chick with mental illness hair.

Posted by: Azathoth at October 14, 2020 06:09 PM (9xv8/)

241 The moment banks and payment services refused to serve people based on their political beliefs, they should have been prosecuted by the DoJ Civil Rights Division. We have laws for this, and they're being ignored.

Posted by: pookysgirl saw this coming at October 14, 2020 06:09 PM (XKZwp)

242 I wonder when Rudy got the stuff? If he got it last December then he had it, and so did Trump, during the impeachment.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 14, 2020 06:09 PM (ZLI7S)

243 I'm off twitter, but went back in today to retweet everything I could find complaining about the censorship.

Noticed this headline on "Trending news": Joe Biden did not push out a Ukrainian prosecutor for investigating his son, Washington Post confirms.

Posted by: motionview at October 14, 2020 06:09 PM (pYQR/)

244 We're getting answers about who "the client" was who dropped off the laptop. And actually, it was three of them. ...
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 14, 2020 06:07 PM (G51Gf)
++++++++++++
If that's true, then I have two observations:
1) Hunter got a helluva deal on that job.
2) Having this blow up over $85 is the funniest thing I have seen in a very long time.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2020 06:09 PM (hYcqw)

245 The Post also has a story on the Rittenhouse shooting in Kenosha- some idiot has been charged with fired a warning shot before Rittenhouse did, and maybe why he felt so threatened.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxnw26av

Nothing like pouring gas on a fire.

Posted by: Sam Axe at October 14, 2020 06:10 PM (Ojki1)

246 235 Forgive me, but I have never seen this highbrow feast of intellectual exchange.

Neither have I.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2020 06:08 PM (EgshT)

Not on Twitter, anyway.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at October 14, 2020 06:10 PM (3DJkT)

247 >>>238 Wrong Twitter link above. Not suspended twitter.com/SohrabAhmari

i corrected. thank you.

Posted by: ace at October 14, 2020 06:10 PM (PbpT7)

248 >>> 34 There's too many Libertarian/Koch types on our side that really do believe the free market fixes all of this.
Posted by: Blago at October 14, 2020 05:45 PM (gkdnV)

They're not on our side. Certainly not on my side. They are on their side.

Posted by: banana Dream at October 14, 2020 06:11 PM (l6b3d)

249
Forgive me, but I have never seen this highbrow feast of intellectual exchange.

__________

My experience is that they occur on baseball threads. If you want to see something, opera queens going at it is the most vicious stuff I've seen.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 14, 2020 06:11 PM (NWLiR)

250 "No, they've upped their game to the next level. They've moved on to an open takeover of all communications in this country,"


ECOMCON?


Posted by: Archer at October 14, 2020 06:11 PM (gmo/4)

251 Levin starting with this story on Hunter

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2020 06:11 PM (OjZpE)

252 Can you imagine the blackmail information on Joe Biden & the Obama/Biden administration that Russia & China already possess?

The Biden/Harris administration would be a wholly owned subsidiary of China & Russia!

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at October 14, 2020 06:11 PM (FBrfY)

253 It isn't hacked if the info was abandoned on a laptop that was turned over to a third party.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 14, 2020 06:11 PM (dNzKv)

254 >>If that's true, then I have two observations:
1) Hunter got a helluva deal on that job.
2) Having this blow up over $85 is the funniest thing I have seen in a very long time.



Wait...he didn't want to pay an $85 bill?

Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2020 06:11 PM (QYHMs)

255 Guy in Texas,

thank you for the correction.

Posted by: ace at October 14, 2020 06:11 PM (PbpT7)

256 241 The moment banks and payment services refused to serve people based on their political beliefs, they should have been prosecuted by the DoJ Civil Rights Division. We have laws for this, and they're being ignored.
Posted by: pookysgirl saw this coming at October 14, 2020 06:09 PM (XKZwp)

Or had their FDIC Insurance yanked.

Posted by: Sam Axe at October 14, 2020 06:11 PM (Ojki1)

257 Not on Twitter, anyway.

That's what I was referring to, in agreement.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2020 06:12 PM (EgshT)

258 Zuck is a weird dude to begin with, but it was obvious which parts were someone else's talking points because he would stammer, pause and blink. Other times, he would talk smoothly. So this is someone else's playbook.

**

Like someone said about Mark Cuban in a previous thread, Zuckerberg is another dimwit a****** who happened to be in the right place at the right time to get a shitload of money

Posted by: Azathoth at October 14, 2020 06:12 PM (9xv8/)

259 The Post also has a story on the Rittenhouse shooting in Kenosha- some idiot has been charged with fired a warning shot before Rittenhouse did, and maybe why he felt so threatened.

Yeah I linked the local story to this, it was worded in a very... special way "shot TOWARD Rittenhouse" Not at, mind you, toward in a vague way.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 06:12 PM (KZzsI)

260
Dude. You're talking about some of the most secure server farms on the planet.

I'm sure they deal with millions of hacking attempts a year.

It just... doesn't happen.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes

========

There were those twitter hacks earlier this year by a florida teen. He got the accounts of Bill Gates, Barack Obama, a few others.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 14, 2020 06:12 PM (G51Gf)

261 I think we're going to need a flaming First Amendment ... strike that, a Flaming Constitution for posts like this going forward.

Posted by: ShainS at October 14, 2020 06:12 PM (T/+fO)

262 Going back to Nixon.

It's not the crime, it's the cover up.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2020 06:06 PM


Well, you don't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore.

Posted by: zombie R. Milhous Nixon at October 14, 2020 06:12 PM (DMUuz)

263 Twitter, Facebook, and Google shouldn't just be stripped of their Section 230 immunity. They should be stripped of all defenses to liability, and their assets distributed first-come, first-served in court.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at October 14, 2020 06:13 PM (o3AYq)

264 Wait...he didn't want to pay an $85 bill?
Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2020 06:11 PM (QYHMs)
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Or he forgot about it. Or he fired his secretary and it got lost in the transition. Who knows. But the link goes to a bill for $85 for "data recovery" on three laptops.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2020 06:13 PM (hYcqw)

265 257 Not on Twitter, anyway.

That's what I was referring to, in agreement.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2020 06:12 PM (EgshT)

Understood. I was more worried that I wasn't clear to be honest.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at October 14, 2020 06:13 PM (3DJkT)

266 I was banned earlier this year. I cannot follow anyone and all of my favorites were deleted. I have only commented a few times. My last comment was in 2017 or so.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at October 14, 2020 06:13 PM (7RzBN)

267 Joe shoulda kept curing cancer...

Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2020 06:13 PM (QYHMs)

268 Wait...he didn't want to pay an $85 bill?
Posted by: garrett at Octobe




he was trying to pay with an $85 bill

Posted by: ConfederateFifth at October 14, 2020 06:13 PM (4Jold)

269 193 We interrupt this Maoist Moment to ask: How is the investigation coming of the Chyna Attack Virus biological attack on the White House?

Nothing? "After the election", you say? Well, OK.

Now we return you to Demofascist censorship and history destruction.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Tinfoil Hat Wearer at October 14, 2020 06:04 PM (fQzH1)
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It would be surprising if it were NOT the case that GOPe made it plain to PDT that they would remove him from office if he were to tell the American people the plain facts of the matter.

The whole casus belli thingee.

Reminiscent of W and the top 3 structures in Saudi Arabia still standing by day's end on 9/11.

Posted by: Gilded at October 14, 2020 06:13 PM (BRkq2)

270

Yeah I linked the local story to this, it was worded in a very... special way "shot TOWARD Rittenhouse" Not at, mind you, toward in a vague way.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Well, shooting into the air at a 30 degree angle is not really shooting AT someone who is 50 feet from you. Still sounds like it though.

Posted by: imp at October 14, 2020 06:14 PM (SFOr6)

271 Not really interested in the finer points of anti-trust law at this point. If present laws won't do the trick to break up the threat of Big Tech information suppression, then we need to get some different laws. If a new law has some bad effects, we can repeal it right after Google/Amazon/Facebook/Twitter are broken into 150 different little pieces.

Posted by: All Just Part of the Plan at October 14, 2020 06:14 PM (dYe5S)

272 254 >>If that's true, then I have two observations:
1) Hunter got a helluva deal on that job.
2) Having this blow up over $85 is the funniest thing I have seen in a very long time.



Wait...he didn't want to pay an $85 bill?
Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2020 06:11 PM (QYHMs)

It is up there with Weiner's posting to underage girls to find Hitlarys e-mails and opening that back up.

Posted by: Sam Axe at October 14, 2020 06:14 PM (Ojki1)

273 264 Wait...he didn't want to pay an $85 bill?

*"

Allow me to introduce you to the concept of a drug habit.

Posted by: Azathoth at October 14, 2020 06:14 PM (9xv8/)

274 Wait...he didn't want to pay an $85 bill?
Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2020 06:11 PM (QYHMs)

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Probably more like $8500.

I'm guessing it went "ok, I have to do this thing and then I'm gonna go smoke a little crack, and then I'll come pick it up and pay the bill after that crack thing."

$8500 worth of crack later, he's passed out in a Ukie cathouse with no memory of any of it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 14, 2020 06:14 PM (eXmcp)

275 Does Trump have an alternative to Twitter?

Posted by: Ignoramus at October 14, 2020 06:15 PM (9TdxA)

276 And it looks like the useless POS AG and Governor of Missouri are doing fuck all to help the McCloskey's, they plead not guilty at their court hearing today.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2020 06:15 PM (Hlbc+)

277 263 Twitter, Facebook, and Google shouldn't just be stripped of their Section 230 immunity. They should be stripped of all defenses to liability, and their assets distributed first-come, first-served in court.
Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at October 14, 2020 06:13 PM (o3AYq)
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Warmer.

Posted by: Gilded at October 14, 2020 06:15 PM (BRkq2)

278

There is a famous quote by John D. Rockefeller that encapsulates monopolist thinking to a T: "Competition is a sin.".

Competition is what made him, and allowed him to rise to the top. But once you get there, you realize that it will allow the next young buck to take you down. When you get to the top, you want to prevent anyone else from taking you down.

BTW, I would take Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, and those robber barons of yore any day of the week over the current crop of Oligarchs.

When you get to this level of power and money, your thinking becomes far removed from normal human thinking. We can't really conceive of how these guys think. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 14, 2020 06:15 PM (rCwaK)

279 .and you will break them into smaller companies that will all be run by people with the exact same mentalities.

I'm not sure very much will be accomplished, sadly.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at October 14, 2020 05:58 PM (3DJkT)

I'd rather have a lot of small ones as there's a chance that one or some other small ones that aren't like them might have a chance. I'd also like to see a law that prevents companies from restricting the user's exercise of his/her constitutional rights. That goes for social media, banks, credit card companies, everything.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at October 14, 2020 06:15 PM (nu45M)

280 Forgive me, but I have never seen this highbrow feast of intellectual exchange.

You've never checked out a MoMe, or an ONT?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 14, 2020 06:15 PM (DMUuz)

281 Posted by: Denny Crane! at October 14, 2020 06:13 PM

Well your back now

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2020 06:15 PM (OjZpE)

282 I. Love You, madamemayhem! Write more,please.
Posted by: Count de Monet at October 14, 2020 05:58 PM (DLzZd)

I've been dropping these all over the threads for the last few days. Glad you appreciate!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 14, 2020 06:15 PM (Vxu+H)

283 These emails came to light because Hunter dropped off a computer to be fixed and never picked it up or paid for the repairs, so the computer became the property of the repair shop.

Hunter is one majorly stupid fuck-up. Why hasn't he not hanged himself yet?

Posted by: davidt at October 14, 2020 06:15 PM (l3+k2)

284 >>But the link goes to a bill for $85 for "data recovery" on three laptops.



I bet this won't be the first time Joe wishes he dumped that load in his ex wife's ass.

Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2020 06:15 PM (xGsFx)

285 isn't $8,500 worth of crack about 40,000 lbs?

Posted by: ConfederateFifth at October 14, 2020 06:16 PM (4Jold)

286 Is Sohrab Amari one of those White Supremacists the FNM is always warning me about?

Posted by: 18-1 at October 14, 2020 06:16 PM (qlFIA)

287 Does Trump have an alternative to Twitter?
Posted by: Ignoramus at October 14, 2020 06:15 PM (9TdxA)

Yeah, it's called the Presidency..He can hold a presser and multiple rallies every day from now to the election

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 14, 2020 06:16 PM (OVEfo)

288 254 >>If that's true, then I have two observations:
1) Hunter got a helluva deal on that job.
2) Having this blow up over $85 is the funniest thing I have seen in a very long time.

Wait...he didn't want to pay an $85 bill?
Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2020 06:11 PM (QYHMs)

I don't think Hunter dropped off the laptop. I think he tried to drop it in the river to get rid of it, and someone retrieved it and anonymously left it with the repair guy.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 14, 2020 06:16 PM (6xA3t)

289 Can someone explain how Trump can announce his victory on 11/3 or 11/4? I'm genuinely concerned. Networks and social networks have said they won't allow anyone to declare victory on their platforms. What can we do to get the word out? My fear is that they'll allow Biden to declare victory but Trump will not be allowed anything.

Posted by: Mishdog at October 14, 2020 06:16 PM (xYtIV)

290 Catch 33, correct, you apparently just aren't going to the right places. And I've never joined, just read it (though I do know some of the folks or have made an effort to contact them directly via email).

If you want just a taste, go to @ethicalskeptic, a data scientist with an unfortunately obtuse communications style, but who has had certain aspects of the information portion of the C19 debacle nailed from the get-go. If you can work through the formulas and models he built to adjust for lags in death reporting, and for "lockdown deaths", you get a star for your math and stats chops.

He called the first-look IFR months before CDC confirmed it (.26).

Just one of many. Or maybe Nobel laureate Levitt is more your speed - he actually ended up relying to some extent on Twitter for interaction and criticism, because (to his enduring shock) most of his professional colleagues (we're talking the very top level in biostatistics and biology) responded to his early work (also pretty much being vindicated) on immunity thresh-holds with "you shouldn't be saying this", instead of giving him actual feedback on his numbers and analysis.

And for a while there was a Turkish special operator who twitted from Syria - if you wanted granular detail on how things were going in certain areas, there he was with the info, including maps.

And on and on. So, yes, it seems you "haven't found" this kind of stuff, which is fine, but it's there, in abundance.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 14, 2020 06:16 PM (OTzUX)

291 There were those twitter hacks earlier this year by a florida teen. He got the accounts of Bill Gates, Barack Obama, a few others.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 14, 2020 06:12 PM (G51Gf)

No one was hacked. Some Twitter employee sold his login to some dopes on the internet, which is absurd.

But that wasn't a hack.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 06:17 PM (cnTJD)

292 Breaking: Twitter seek and destroy teams "eliminate" pesky users.
"It's not enough to ban thoughtcrime tweeters, you've got to kill them" said spokesperson.

Posted by: Banned at October 14, 2020 06:17 PM (b812z)

293 Maybe part of my problem lies in part with the Twatter format. I find it too disjointed and inconsistent to take seriously Feels like glorified texting, at least to me.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2020 06:17 PM (EgshT)

294 Cut Hunter some slack. If you were on a three month crack binge, getting pegged by a hooker in a strip club, you might forget where you dropped off your laptop.

Posted by: motionview at October 14, 2020 06:17 PM (pYQR/)

295 I hacked him (turned on his computer)
I hacked his password (hookersnblow)
I hacked his My Pictures folder (Windows Explorer)
I hacked up a hairball after seeing the photos

Posted by: wth at October 14, 2020 06:18 PM (v0R5T)

296
Hunter is one majorly stupid fuck-up. Why hasn't he not hanged himself yet?
Posted by: davidt at October 14, 2020 06:15 PM (l3+k2)

He is too stupid to realize this is his best course. But I imagine at some point some one will fix that.

Posted by: Bete at October 14, 2020 06:18 PM (Ojki1)

297 >>I hacked his password (hookersnblow)

Hahaha

Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2020 06:18 PM (4rqsg)

298 245 The Post also has a story on the Rittenhouse shooting in Kenosha- some idiot has been charged with fired a warning shot before Rittenhouse did, and maybe why he felt so threatened.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxnw26av

Nothing like pouring gas on a fire.
Posted by: Sam Axe at October 14, 2020 06:10 PM (Ojki1)

It's a good story, and cements his self defense claim for the 1st shooting - the other two were documented self defense by the video evidence, first was unclear.

leading to the first shooting, video shows Rittenhouse is attempting to flee, the child molester is chasing him, and the audio track has shots being fired which are *not* from the gun Rittenhouse was carrying - in other words, he did NOT fire first. His back was turned, he could not see who was shooting or where they were shooting. Now Wisconsin has charged some fool in the crowd with pointing a gun in the air and firing it while Rittenhouse ran from them.

Why this is significant: Rittenhouse was retreating, with his back to the crowd. Someone opens fire directly behind him. He turns, looks, and sees a man charging him. It is reasonable at that point for him to believe his life is in danger, which makes it reasonable for him to pull the trigger in that moment. Also, he did not start the confrontation, he was doing everything in his power to get away from it. That's all you need for a valid self defense claim.

The charges for all 3 shootings should fall apart now. Or, if the local DA wants to push them, Rittenhouse should be found innocent.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 06:18 PM (Kpl3J)

299 Hunter is one majorly stupid fuck-up. Why hasn't he not hanged himself yet?

Posted by: davidt at October 14, 2020 06:15 PM (l3+k2)



He is too stupid to realize this is his best course. But I imagine at some point some one will fix that.

Posted by: Bete at October 14, 2020 06:18 PM (Ojki1)


Opportunity for a wet team.

Posted by: Archer at October 14, 2020 06:18 PM (gmo/4)

300 Mishdog the beauty of mail voting a week after is you know exactly how many votes you need to produce. Leftists know that and so are saying don't concede right away, we have more votes coming afterwards.

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2020 06:19 PM (OjZpE)

301 The Hill covered the story:

The Hill
@thehill
Trailing in polls, Trump campaign resurrects Hunter Biden attacks

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 14, 2020 06:19 PM (+y/Ru)

302 Washington Post is playing hard offense, claiming that the story has falsehoods, which are based on previous statements and claims by the left instead of the actual data and documents in the story.

As in: "this new information from the source is false because Crowdstrike claimed otherwise in the past"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 06:19 PM (KZzsI)

303 Hunter is one majorly stupid fuck-up. Why hasn't he not hanged himself yet?
Posted by: davidt at October 14, 2020 06:15 PM (l3+k2)

Well it might get the sympathy vote for Joe.. And they could blame Trump

Posted by: It's me donna at October 14, 2020 06:19 PM (Zmnko)

304 Rudy's like an ice cold motherfucking general dug in on the front line. I imagine him watching the enemy horde charging his position, his men are like, "now?!" But he's cool. "Wait for it...wait for it...wait for it- fire for effect." Glorious.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at October 14, 2020 06:19 PM (9tbIx)

305 Wouldn't it be funny if the laptop was never hacked and the NYP sued Twitter for libel?

Posted by: mrp at October 14, 2020 06:19 PM (Pqytn)

306 >>Cut Hunter some slack. If you were on a three month crack binge, getting pegged by a hooker in a strip club, you might forget where you dropped off your laptop.


"I backed up and everything, Dad!"

Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2020 06:19 PM (uYUS4)

307 Keep in mind, you all:

They had an this power in 2016 and didn't see that Hillary was losing.

2018, though, that was their big test on suppression.

They also believe that worked.

Not an average historical midterm loss coupled with an unprecedented number of Republican incumbents retiring.

You forget: They have an unholy faith that they are gods; frail men behind curtains.

Posted by: RoyalOil at October 14, 2020 06:19 PM (aO8Gd)

308 Wow, this is insane! Even I can't retweet that NY Post story!

I guess we need to continue to trust in Twitter and Google and Facebook and Youtube, but it sure is wild!

I just hope nothing we have done has offended Google!

Posted by: Rich Lowry at October 14, 2020 06:20 PM (aErRw)

309 Why this is significant: Rittenhouse was retreating, with his back to the crowd. Someone opens fire directly behind him. He turns, looks, and sees a man charging him. It is reasonable at that point for him to believe his life is in danger, which makes it reasonable for him to pull the trigger in that moment. Also, he did not start the confrontation, he was doing everything in his power to get away from it. That's all you need for a valid self defense claim.

The charges for all 3 shootings should fall apart now. Or, if the local DA wants to push them, Rittenhouse should be found innocent.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 06:18 PM (Kpl3J)

Well written synopsis.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 06:20 PM (cnTJD)

310 Cut Hunter some slack. If you were on a three month crack binge, getting pegged by a hooker in a strip club, you might forget where you dropped off your laptop.
Posted by: motionview at October 14, 2020 06:17 PM (pYQR/)
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The way I like to party, I forgot there were such things as laptops!

Posted by: Hunter Biden at October 14, 2020 06:20 PM (Eicbe)

311 Hunter is one majorly stupid fuck-up. Why hasn't he not hanged himself yet?

***

Don't worry, he's decided to do it several months after his dad loses the election bigly to Trump.

Well to be honest he hasn't decided but I'm pretty sure he will.... At least that's what the note will say.

Posted by: Azathoth at October 14, 2020 06:20 PM (9xv8/)

312 Did Twitter get to the Bee yet? Cause you know they ain't gonna let this sit.

Posted by: Bete at October 14, 2020 06:20 PM (Ojki1)

313 Oh, this is bad. My credit union just sent me a piece of marketing for home mortgages. Their offer, if you have good credit?

A mortgage of up to $850k with 3% down.

I hope the NCUA doesn't go broke.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2020 06:20 PM (hYcqw)

314
Back in the "free banking era" before the Federal Reserve, J.P. Morgan and Rockefeller and some others were actuallly more powerful monetarily than the US govt. They could've taken on the US Treasury, and that was one of the (many reasons) to take them down.

Big Tech is at the point now. Not money, not economic but with something now far more powerful: Information and the dissemination of it.

And that's why they need to be taken down, and taken down ASAP. They are too fucking powerful.

I'm in favor of breaking them up. Google in particular, and it's monopoly over online ads.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 14, 2020 06:20 PM (rCwaK)

315 Do you remember how the "russians" "hacked" John Podesta's emails? They asked him for his password and his IT guy told Podesta to give it to them.

Posted by: motionview at October 14, 2020 06:21 PM (pYQR/)

316 Clinton campaigns leave dead loose ends.


Obama/Biden campaigns smear people.

I'm guessing Hunter has nothing to fear besides losing the presidency for his father.


But, presuming he saved some of that Ukrainian money and is willing to live somewhere abroad, he can afford all the hookers and blow his heart can take.


Posted by: 18-1 at October 14, 2020 06:21 PM (qlFIA)

317 Well it might get the sympathy vote for Joe.. And they could blame Trump

I'm pretty sure the party of moral relativity has considered it.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2020 06:21 PM (EgshT)

318 And on and on. So, yes, it seems you "haven't found" this kind of stuff, which is fine, but it's there, in abundance.
Posted by: rhomboid at October 14, 2020 06:16 PM (OTzUX)

So what you are saying is that there is lots and lots of quality intellectual exchanges, but I MUST sift for it.

If I want to do that kind of sifting, I'll hit a library or the nearest Barnes & Noble.

I'm not sifting on Twitter to find a gold nugget or a diamond in a sewer. I don't have the time nor the inclination.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at October 14, 2020 06:21 PM (3DJkT)

319 289 - "Can someone explain how Trump can announce his victory on 11/3 or 11/4?
I'm genuinely concerned. Networks and social networks have said they
won't allow anyone to declare victory on their platforms."


He needs to win Wisconsin with a good margin, the court ruled the vote ends on the 3rd, period. Plus Trump has the power of the Presidency, he can make declarations and the media will cover it.

Posted by: lowandslow at October 14, 2020 06:21 PM (4thlk)

320
If that's true, then I have two observations:
1) Hunter got a helluva deal on that job.
2) Having this blow up over $85 is the funniest thing I have seen in a very long time.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

=========

It's right at the NY Post story.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 14, 2020 06:21 PM (G51Gf)

321 At ZeroHedge (I know) they will show talk about social media and call them "Masters of the Universe."

/rated as True

Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at October 14, 2020 06:22 PM (ZCiJZ)

322 The Hill is such a worthless collection of fuckwits.

Posted by: Azathoth at October 14, 2020 06:22 PM (9xv8/)

323 Is this war? Can we say it's 'WAR!'?
Is it on like Donkey Kong?

Good lord ammo gonna get stupid expensive now. Might as well load with gold bullets...

Posted by: Mr Wolf at October 14, 2020 06:22 PM (znbKa)

324 isn't $8,500 worth of crack about 40,000 lbs?
Posted by: ConfederateFifth at October 14, 2020 06:16 PM (4Jold)
........

I don't know about that silly British money but it works out to 181,103 pesos.

Posted by: wth at October 14, 2020 06:22 PM (v0R5T)

325 @291: "But that wasn't a hack."

Not a hack hack per se, but a hack in common parlance.

Despite billions of smartphones in the world nowadays, most people still have no clue how any of this stuff really works.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at October 14, 2020 06:22 PM (+WWsf)

326 I will note, the Federalist has not re-instituted it's comments section after the Tech fascists threatened de-platforming.

So yeah, something has to be done about these bastards and quick but there is zero will in congress and Billy Bag Pipes and his merry Milk Men have checked out.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2020 06:22 PM (Hlbc+)

327 Attn SEC fans: Nick Saban has tested positive for Covid 19.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at October 14, 2020 06:22 PM (sWM8x)

328 These are violations of federal election law -- they're overt in-kind contributions to the Biden campaign.

I'm sure Billy Bagpipes is on it ...

Posted by: ShainS at October 14, 2020 06:22 PM (T/+fO)

329 Several years ago a post at either the Daily Sheeple or the Daily Bell, (financial sites) I can't recall which one, had a story that Zuckerberg is a CIA creation. No way he created face book, it was a creation of the CIA as a means of thought control experimentation. They needed a young person with gravitas (Aka hipster douchebag) to be the front man and in exchange he would be showered with wealth beyond his imagination. Nah...too far fetched.....and yet here we are.

The article stated the CIA farms the elite colleges looking for their next mouthpiece. Lady Gaga, for example was a CIA mark. No way these people get such a huge platform without being selected and approved by the powers that be. They must carry the water for TPTB.

Posted by: Derak at October 14, 2020 06:23 PM (k0WjC)

330
I'm in favor of breaking them up. Google in particular, and it's monopoly over online ads.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 14, 2020 06:20 PM

The FCC would block any corporate acquisition that resulted in greater than 40% ownership of local tv airwaves. Google controls around 85% of searches.

Yeah. Teeny tiny pieces.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at October 14, 2020 06:23 PM (Wm5SB)

331 Looking at the sidebar:

Is Gayvid Fuckmywife a gaslighting goat fucker or is he really that fucking stupid and obtuse?

Posted by: Two Weeks From Impressing Amy Coney Barrett With My Manly Notepad at October 14, 2020 06:23 PM (gQBbJ)

332 That's going to be Twitter's October surprise.
Posted by: DR.WTF at October 14, 2020 06:00 PM (AiZBA)
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The cat was out of the bag when about 10 days ago they made an ad hoc change to their rules, stating that they can ban anything with a, get this, 40-day* review period. So it's not censorship!

*If that number is slightly off, the point stands that the end of the review period was set to be after the election.

Posted by: Gilded at October 14, 2020 06:23 PM (BRkq2)

333 Oh, this is bad. My credit union just sent me a piece of marketing for home mortgages. Their offer, if you have good credit?

A mortgage of up to $850k with 3% down.

I hope the NCUA doesn't go broke.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2020 06:20 PM (hYcqw)


Live large, Joe!

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 14, 2020 06:23 PM (hGohp)

334 I'm genuinely concerned. Networks and social networks have said they won't allow anyone to declare victory on their platforms."/i]

It all comes down to margins. If the president has a sufficient margin of victory, then the extended voting, fraud, and all the rest won't matter and they'll drop it with a lot of whining and gnashing of teeth.

Nobody wants another Jill Stein recount that kept proving Trump won by more than the original claim

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 06:23 PM (KZzsI)

335 I've been dropping these all over the threads for the last few days. Glad you appreciate!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 14, 2020 06:15 PM (Vxu+H)

I've been away from all this since Saturday.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 14, 2020 06:24 PM (DLzZd)

336 Hmm...I guess I meant moral relativism? I'm never quite sure which is correct and am sadly to lazy to check.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 14, 2020 06:24 PM (EgshT)

337 I bl PDT and Rudy waited until now to give Barr a chance to produce and when he failed, PDT told them to release.
Posted by: EveR at October 14, 2020 05:55 PM (R0z7P)

I agree - Trump has been talking about declassification, and releasing docs, and Barr and Haspel have stonewalled everything.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 05:58 PM (Kpl3J)


If that's true, then watch for Snack Barr to tweet out that POTUS holding up the Post front page makes it hard for him to "do his job."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 14, 2020 06:24 PM (2JVJo)

338 "But that wasn't a hack."
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We'll allow it

Posted by: The Merriam-Webster-Democratic-Twitter Conspiracy at October 14, 2020 06:24 PM (Eicbe)

339
If that's true, then I have two observations:
1) Hunter got a helluva deal on that job.
2) Having this blow up over $85 is the funniest thing I have seen in a very long time.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

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Yeah, data recovery on three machines?

I halfway wonder if the Trump campaign just opened a storefront down the street from Hunter's apartment with a sign that said

"Rudy's Computers: DEALS, DEALS, DEALS! $20 data recovery on two machines or more (+ some free crack if you come in today)!"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 14, 2020 06:24 PM (eXmcp)

340 This will continue until people leave Twitter. And yes I get media types use it, but for what end? They need to leave too. Otherwise they're supporting a platform which hates conservatives. Until con media types leave they really can't complain.

Big names leave for Parker or somewhere else, maybe things will change

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 14, 2020 06:25 PM (AFSld)

341 Still awaiting the FBI (or equivalent) false-flag attack attributed to [you guessed it].

Posted by: Gilded at October 14, 2020 06:25 PM (BRkq2)

342 276 And it looks like the useless POS AG and Governor of Missouri are doing fuck all to help the McCloskey's, they plead not guilty at their court hearing today.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2020 06:15 PM (Hlbc+)

I can cut them slack, because they don't actually have the power to do anything about it at this point. We have given corrupt prosecutors far too much power in our system. Anticipating the question, in Missouri the Governor is NOT allowed to pardon anyone until after a conviction.

The only thing that I can think they could be working on is coming up with some way to charge the St. Louis DA with some other crime, but that's hard to do. Especially when she's got all of that George Soros money and all of black St. Louis on her side.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 06:25 PM (Kpl3J)

343 Twitter will be fine- no repercussions


the law works differently at that level

Posted by: DB- just DB. at October 14, 2020 06:25 PM (iTXRQ)

344 When Trump wins, the first to go will be Barr, Wray, and Haspel

Posted by: It's me donna at October 14, 2020 06:25 PM (Zmnko)

345 39 What did that guy always say?

Something like.... burn, scatter, salt....
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 14, 2020 05:46 PM (1NMzF)

Twitter dalenda est

Posted by: Fox2! at October 14, 2020 06:25 PM (E4NQ0)

346 Dave in FLA, some info for you to add to your running list

https://outline.com/9Gqh8W

In short, Michigan has been trending R for a while and things look better than polling might be indicating.

Posted by: Shenanigans at October 14, 2020 06:26 PM (ZR7kf)

347 How about the question nobody is asking today?

How much of Hunter Biden's filthy foreign lucre wound up in accounts with Joe Biden's name on them?

Posted by: Sharkman at October 14, 2020 06:26 PM (YPTnD)

348 Interview with Rudy Giuliani on the Joe Biden/Hunter Biden corruption emails from this morning

War Room Pandemic Ep 435 & 436
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6bFf5OPEGU

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at October 14, 2020 06:26 PM (FBrfY)

349 Twin on twin action : SFW
https://tinyurl.com/yy9537zt

Posted by: Surprise otter at October 14, 2020 06:27 PM (RMNb+)

350 If that's true, then watch for Snack Barr to tweet out that POTUS holding up the Post front page makes it hard for him to "do his job."
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Fuck Barr.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at October 14, 2020 06:27 PM (sWM8x)

351 RedState...A House Republican calls for Pelosi's removal due to lack of mental fitness.



Very cute...

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 14, 2020 06:27 PM (v2c9/)

352 In short, Michigan has been trending R for a while and things look better than polling might be indicating.
Posted by: Shenanigans
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Thanks, going to read it now. I might need to reword the Michigan section.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2020 06:27 PM (5p7BC)

353 I'm honestly not that worried about this.
The Q people have been battling these guys for over a year, and the massive protests nevertheless continue overseas, mainly because there are so many people who can open an account and fill the gap for those who fall.
I think Trump is (once again) giving them enough rope to hang themselves.

Posted by: artemis at October 14, 2020 06:28 PM (AwPyG)

354

Ammo has gone up 10% in price since 3-4 weeks ago for 5.56 at least. THere are some deals out there, but don't wait.

Posted by: imp at October 14, 2020 06:28 PM (SFOr6)

355 Skip- the thing about that mail in voting thst concerns me is lefties will say that there are over X number of votes outstanding in "Biden areas", X being more than the number needed to win. Then all of these sites and news channels will present the Biden victory speech, but Trump won't be allowed one word.

Posted by: Mishdog at October 14, 2020 06:28 PM (xYtIV)

356 328 These are violations of federal election law -- they're overt in-kind contributions to the Biden campaign.

I'm sure Billy Bagpipes is on it ...
Posted by: ShainS at October 14, 2020 06:22 PM (T/+fO)

*Adds to pile under folder marked "Where's the Beef?"

Posted by: B. Barr, bagpipe fan at October 14, 2020 06:28 PM (Ojki1)

357 So I'd guess from this the FTC is solidly in lefties' pockets.

Posted by: creeper at October 14, 2020 06:28 PM (XxJt1)

358 Oh, this is bad. My credit union just sent me a piece of marketing for home mortgages. Their offer, if you have good credit?

A mortgage of up to $850k with 3% down.

I hope the NCUA doesn't go broke.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 14, 2020 06:20 PM (hYcqw)

Live large, Joe!

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 14, 2020 06:23 PM (hGohp)
..........

and don't worry yourself about the monthly payments or property taxes!

Posted by: wth at October 14, 2020 06:28 PM (v0R5T)

359
So I'd guess from this the FTC is solidly in lefties' pockets.
Posted by: creeper at October 14, 2020 06:28 PM (XxJt1)

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Has the word "federal" right in the name.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 14, 2020 06:29 PM (eXmcp)

360 @342: "Especially when she's got all of that George Soros money and all of black St. Louis on her side."

The crazy part is that Portland Place -- gated boulevard with a bunch of World's Fair era mansions -- is one of the few wealthy areas in the actual City of St. Louis rather than St. Louis Country. A perfect storm of circumstance.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at October 14, 2020 06:29 PM (+WWsf)

361 Michigan is a serious bellwether for us as it will indicate whether we want our freedom again or if we actually enjoy getting fucked up the ass by Eva Brauns covid laced strapon.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Impressing Amy Coney Barrett With My Manly Notepad at October 14, 2020 06:29 PM (gQBbJ)

362 289 Can someone explain how Trump can announce his victory on 11/3 or 11/4? I'm genuinely concerned. Networks and social networks have said they won't allow anyone to declare victory on their platforms. What can we do to get the word out? My fear is that they'll allow Biden to declare victory but Trump will not be allowed anything.
Posted by: Mishdog
____________

Too late. I've already declared victory, and both those guys need to concede.

Posted by: Gov. Stacey Abrams, Topless at October 14, 2020 06:29 PM (9vQJW)

363 347 How about the question nobody is asking today?

How much of Hunter Biden's filthy foreign lucre wound up in accounts with Joe Biden's name on them?
Posted by: Sharkman at October 14, 2020 06:26 PM (YPTnD)

Most / all of it.

That's how this scam works.

Politicians use their friends and relatives as a way to launder bribery money.

Relatives get to keep a big enough cut to cover living expenses and taxes, but the money disappears in to trusts. Those trusts are used to fund the lifestyle of the politician.

Politician lives a life style way above what they should be able to live based on their salaries, but no one ever questions it, because THEY ALL DO IT.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 06:29 PM (cnTJD)

364 352 In short, Michigan has been trending R for a while and things look better than polling might be indicating.
Posted by: Shenanigans
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Thanks, going to read it now. I might need to reword the Michigan section.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2020 06:27 PM (5p7BC)

=======

It's an effort to quantify partisan shift in a state that doesn't track it.

It's moderately convincing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, twirling and whispering meaningfully at October 14, 2020 06:30 PM (NWM+b)

365 Giuliani has been teasing this for months, I thought he had just been making crap up or exaggerating. Apparently he was right but asked to wait a bit, until um yeah, the election in less than 3 weeks

Is that crass and politically manipulative? Yeah but like the man says, this isn't softball.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 06:30 PM (KZzsI)

366 I halfway wonder if the Trump campaign just opened a storefront down the street from Hunter's apartment with a sign that said

"Rudy's Computers: DEALS, DEALS, DEALS! $20 data recovery on two machines or more (+ some free crack if you come in today)!"
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 14, 2020 06:24 PM (eXmcp)
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You were not supposed to tell!

Posted by: Gilded at October 14, 2020 06:30 PM (BRkq2)

367 These are violations of federal election law -- they're overt in-kind contributions to the Biden campaign.



I'm sure Billy Bagpipes is on it ...


Bruce Ohr could not be reached for comment.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at October 14, 2020 06:31 PM (3P/5p)

368 There are some deals out there, but don't wait.

God knows if I was selling ammo, I'd be ramping the prices up. No matter how the election goes, things are going to get dicey.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 06:31 PM (KZzsI)

369 "Politician lives a life style way above what they should be able to live based on their salaries, but no one ever questions it, because THEY ALL DO IT."

Whachoo talkin' bout Willis?

Posted by: The Clinton Foundation at October 14, 2020 06:31 PM (lcQJG)

370 >>How much of Hunter Biden's filthy foreign lucre wound up in accounts with Joe Biden's name on them?

Been the big question all along. No way did Joe set Hunter up to make millions by selling his office and not take his share.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 14, 2020 06:31 PM (ZLI7S)

371 Since Facebook & Twitter have demonstrated that they are publishers they should be legally declared and *treated* as such - no more Section 230 protections for them!

Posted by: KCSteve at October 14, 2020 06:31 PM (gw2g1)

372 I though this was settled decades ago by SCOTUS in the Pentagon Papers case

Posted by: DB- just DB. at October 14, 2020 06:32 PM (iTXRQ)

373 a US senator makes $174,000 a year.

That's good, not great money, depending on where you live.

Hardly enough to afford a place to stay in the DC area, plus anything more then a middle class house (depending on their home state), while sending your kids to private school and driving older, regular people cars, while struggling to pay for their kids college tuition.

And yet, most / all of our senators seem to live lifestyles closer to what you'd expect from multi millionaires.

Weird, right?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 06:32 PM (cnTJD)

374 >>Relatives get to keep a big enough cut to cover living expenses and taxes, but the money disappears in to trusts. Those trusts are used to fund the lifestyle of the politician.


Tell them about the underaged hookers!

Posted by: Bob Menendez (D) at October 14, 2020 06:32 PM (30BRy)

375 Less than 22% of Americans have a Twitter account

10% of the users generate 80% of the tweets.

Less than 20% of Twitter users are conservatives.

(There's a number I forget on how many people get their news from Twitter, but it's small)

Are we really going to get that worked up that liberals are hiding bad news from liberals?
That helps them how, again?

Posted by: RoyalOil at October 14, 2020 06:32 PM (aO8Gd)

376 There are laws you can't have payoffs sent to relatives and everything is free and legal.

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2020 06:33 PM (OjZpE)

377 Ice Cube working with POTUS

Posted by: Ghost Of Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg at October 14, 2020 06:33 PM (6p/Y6)

378 368 There are some deals out there, but don't wait.

God knows if I was selling ammo, I'd be ramping the prices up. No matter how the election goes, things are going to get dicey.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 06:31 PM (KZzsI)

Ammo prices are up but most suppliers aren't gouging. They WANT people to get ammo.

SGAMMO has some good 55 grain Israeli stuff for about $300ish for 500 rounds.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Mostly Peaceful, Free WA, Buy Ammo at October 14, 2020 06:33 PM (ifmtJ)

379 Is anybody else paying attention to the FBI being caught red handed, once again, stealing and burying the evidence.
What do you think they are doing with Epstein's blackmail files?

Posted by: FlimFlammed at October 14, 2020 06:33 PM (ZTDnL)

380 Giuliani has been teasing this for months, I thought he had just been making crap up or exaggerating. Apparently he was right but asked to wait a bit, until um yeah, the election in less than 3 weeks

Is that crass and politically manipulative? Yeah but like the man says, this isn't softball.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


The Hail-Fellow-Well-Met agreement of politicians ended with 2000 Bush v. Gore. The GOPe has refused to acknowledge it.

Hence, NeverTurders and the DC cavalcade of statists acting like impotent worms.

DC is not a good place and cannot be made so. It can only be made less or an unstoppable monster.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 14, 2020 06:34 PM (ttBFI)

381 I've said this before, Barr's problem is that the ground has shifted. The old guard can't control things anymore, when 2 million people see what @realJamesWoods, or @ScottAdams tweet, not to mention the 200 million who see what @realdonaldtrump tweets.

Good luck trying to downplay a scandal, when everyone is discussing the evidence without your help

Posted by: artemis at October 14, 2020 06:34 PM (AwPyG)

382 329 Several years ago a post at either the Daily Sheeple or the Daily Bell, (financial sites) I can't recall which one, had a story that Zuckerberg is a CIA creation. No way he created face book, it was a creation of the CIA as a means of thought control experimentation. They needed a young person with gravitas (Aka hipster douchebag) to be the front man and in exchange he would be showered with wealth beyond his imagination. Nah...too far fetched.....and yet here we are.

The article stated the CIA farms the elite colleges looking for their next mouthpiece. Lady Gaga, for example was a CIA mark. No way these people get such a huge platform without being selected and approved by the powers that be. They must carry the water for TPTB.

Posted by: Derak at October 14, 2020 06:23 PM (k0WjC)

If the CIA were capable of creating extremely valuable firms they wouldn't be so reliant on their other means of raising cash. The CIA has always recruited Ivy Leaguers even back when they were the OSS, it's part of why they come off as out of touch and half-retarded.

Posted by: Someguy at October 14, 2020 06:34 PM (Zm+LZ)

383 Tell them about the underaged hookers!
Posted by: Bob Menendez (D) at October 14, 2020 06:32 PM (30BRy)


You get to fuck the help!

Posted by: Jerry Studds at October 14, 2020 06:34 PM (hGohp)

384 I'm telling you people! Giuliani has become Pete Clements!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 14, 2020 06:34 PM (Vxu+H)

385 @365: "Giuliani has been teasing this for months, I thought he had just been making crap up or exaggerating. Apparently he was right but asked to wait a bit, until um yeah, the election in less than 3 weeks."

The small monkey part of my brain can almost believe a conspiracy theory about nuking the second debate under false health risk pretenses 'cause both sides have known these Hunter Biden computer files were waiting to be dropped in October, and there was no other way to minimize the damage to Joe.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at October 14, 2020 06:34 PM (+WWsf)

386 Since Facebook & Twitter have demonstrated that they are publishers they should be legally declared and *treated* as such - no more Section 230 protections for them!
Posted by: KCSteve at October 14, 2020 06:31 PM (gw2g1)


I've been saying this for years. Don't forget goolag/Youtube.

Too bad Cocaine Mitch, Miss Lindsay and all the others on "our side" are in the pockets of these silicon valley scum. The corruption is off the charts, they don't even bother to pretend any longer.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 14, 2020 06:34 PM (8B6Ng)

387 How much of Hunter Biden's filthy foreign lucre wound up in accounts with Joe Biden's name on them?
Posted by: Sharkman at October 14, 2020 06:26 PM (YPTnD)

You misspelled Jill.

Posted by: Gilded at October 14, 2020 06:35 PM (BRkq2)

388
Giuliani has been teasing this for months, I thought he had just been making crap up or exaggerating. Apparently he was right but asked to wait a bit, until um yeah, the election in less than 3 weeks

Is that crass and politically manipulative? Yeah but like the man says, this isn't softball.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

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I'm not sure this was the stuff -- this might actually be additional.

Rudy went to Ukraine with OANN and got some "smoking gun" evidence (he claims) and turned it over to...DOJ?

So I think there's even more stuff.

And no noticeable consequences.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 14, 2020 06:35 PM (G51Gf)

389 Heh

Conservatives Pounce


Bout time, I say.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 14, 2020 06:35 PM (i9ZF7)

390 So Twitter locks down the NYP account. So the obvious move for the NYP is to serialize Hunter's e-mails on the Post's website. "WHAT TWITTER AND FACEBOOK FORBID YOU TO KNOW. FIND IT HERE!" Probably charge advertisers a bundle for the privilege, too.

Posted by: mrp at October 14, 2020 06:36 PM (Pqytn)

391 Here's another piece for poll watching:

3rd Party candidates are regularly polling at lower levels this year than they were in 2016, indicating that fewer people will vote 3rd Party this year.

Most people who voted 3rd Party vote for the Libertarian Party, and I'm convinced that those were predominantly Republican protest votes. So, fewer Republicans are planning to protest vote this year.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, twirling and whispering meaningfully at October 14, 2020 06:36 PM (NWM+b)

392 379 Is anybody else paying attention to the FBI being caught red handed, once again, stealing and burying the evidence.
What do you think they are doing with Epstein's blackmail files?
Posted by: FlimFlammed at October 14, 2020 06:33 PM (ZTDnL)

FBI doesn't like to move in until the target's federal pension fully vests. I think Hunter was in the Navy for like a week, so he still needs another 19 years and 51 weeks of service time.

Posted by: All Just Part of the Plan at October 14, 2020 06:36 PM (dYe5S)

393 @375
I honestly don't think that's true; only compare @claytravis with anyone in the establishment sports media.
And why do you suppose they are flat-out desperate to de-platform conservatives?

Posted by: artemis at October 14, 2020 06:37 PM (AwPyG)

394 And no noticeable consequences.

We'll see, it might be slow rolled out like this story over time. I'd prefer it was done by the DOJ to put the nails in the coffin of this leftist corruption but maybe this is the only way to make sure it happens.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 06:37 PM (KZzsI)

395 Ugh. I just went to check a friend's timeline on twitter.

ON THE SIDEBAR;

Politics
·
53 minutes ago
Joe Biden did not push out a Ukrainian prosecutor for investigating his son, The Washington Post confirms
Trending with #HunterBiden, #EndSWAT


Let me see what else is going around...

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Cryptid Anarchist at October 14, 2020 06:37 PM (P+Gre)

396
The problem that the anti-government fetishists never address is the fact that market distortion by a private monopolist is just as damaging as market distortion by an overreaching government.

We have antitrust laws because market distortions are bad.

I see it as horrible that this puts me at odds with Thomas Sowell, one of the greatest geniuses alive.
I have reexamined my position several dozens of times because of that conflict, and I cannot see where I am wrong.

Posted by: fktheleft at October 14, 2020 06:38 PM (lvXKd)

397
The small monkey part of my brain can almost believe a conspiracy theory about nuking the second debate under false health risk pretenses 'cause both sides have known these Hunter Biden computer files were waiting to be dropped in October, and there was no other way to minimize the damage to Joe.
Posted by: Walter Freeman

=========

Something fun about this, I don't see how a debate moderator or Joe himself dares bring up Trump's impeachment over Ukriane. That will explode right in their face.

In fact I won't be surprised if Trump brings it up spontaneously.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 14, 2020 06:38 PM (G51Gf)

398 Most people who voted 3rd Party vote for the Libertarian Party, and I'm convinced that those were predominantly Republican protest votes.

I am going to speculate that most Green Party votes are no vote at all if they don't go Green, as well. But that is based on my familiarity with those people and it might just be anecdotal.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 06:38 PM (KZzsI)

399

Mike Braun from the great state of Indiana should be able to get on this.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at October 14, 2020 06:38 PM (dzrUP)

400 Ice Cube working with POTUS
Posted by: Ghost Of Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg at October 14, 2020 06:33 PM (6p/Y6)

Interesting.

Posted by: Gaelic Girl at October 14, 2020 06:39 PM (5FCda)

401 My guess is the go straight to the 'this is debunked' bullshit.

One person will claim it and the rest will Mike Mike Mike Mike it into existence.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 14, 2020 06:39 PM (i9ZF7)

402 Many politicians, of all stripes ar bought and paid for by the Big corporations. Does anyone think that retribution against these companies is going to happen??

Posted by: tubal at October 14, 2020 06:39 PM (bCLt0)

403 Clemenza wtf auto cucumber??

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 14, 2020 06:39 PM (Vxu+H)

404 Why this is significant: Rittenhouse was retreating, with his back to the crowd. Someone opens fire directly behind him. He turns, looks, and sees a man charging him. It is reasonable at that point for him to believe his life is in danger, which makes it reasonable for him to pull the trigger in that moment. Also, he did not start the confrontation, he was doing everything in his power to get away from it. That's all you need for a valid self defense claim.

The charges for all 3 shootings should fall apart now. Or, if the local DA wants to push them, Rittenhouse should be found innocent.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 06:18 PM (Kpl3J)

The Texas Declaration of Independence (1836) reminds us that trial by jury is that palladium of civil liberty and only safe guarantee for the life, liberty and property of the citizen.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at October 14, 2020 06:40 PM (3DJkT)

405 Joe Biden did not push out a Ukrainian prosecutor for investigating his son, The Washington Post confirms

Yeah, their "confirmation" is "statements made previous to this new release of information that contradicts it"

Its like saying "I never cheated on you, those videos you have of me cheating are fake, remember what Joe told you last week?"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 06:40 PM (KZzsI)

406 >53 minutes ago
Joe Biden did not push out a Ukrainian prosecutor for investigating his son, The Washington Post confirms


wow
Jeff Bezos wouldn't lie on his blog!

Posted by: DB- just DB. at October 14, 2020 06:40 PM (iTXRQ)

407 398 Most people who voted 3rd Party vote for the Libertarian Party, and I'm convinced that those were predominantly Republican protest votes.

I am going to speculate that most Green Party votes are no vote at all if they don't go Green, as well. But that is based on my familiarity with those people and it might just be anecdotal.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 06:38 PM (KZzsI)

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The Green Party did increase over its historical average from about .35% to .9%.

I don't think that those people just decided to vote for the first time ever and go Green. I think those were Hillary protest votes.

But that's a much smaller percentage than the 1% to 3.5% that Gary Johnson got from the historical average to 2016.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, twirling and whispering meaningfully at October 14, 2020 06:40 PM (NWM+b)

408 Jack Dorsey sucks the Barbed Cock of Satan!

Posted by: Pimp Daddy Welfare at October 14, 2020 06:40 PM (6ypt3)

409 If I were running the DOJ, I'd very publicly announce an investigation in to Twitter, and ACTUAL FUCKING HUMANS at twitter for criminal violation of election laws. I'm sure they can find something that'd fit.

In kind donation or something.

I mean come on.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes

After the election ?

Posted by: JT at October 14, 2020 06:40 PM (arJlL)

410 Joe Biden did not push out a Ukrainian prosecutor for investigating his son, The Washington Post confirms
Trending with #HunterBiden, #EndSWAT


Let me see what else is going around...

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Cryptid Anarchist at October 14, 2020 06:37 PM (P+Gre)

That's not the claim. The claim is that the prosecutor that Biden bragged about pushing out was investigating Burisma, which Hunter was getting a fat check from.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 06:41 PM (cnTJD)

411 Trump's doing a rally in Des Moines tonight, right? Somehow I think that NY Post front page might be part of the festivities.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at October 14, 2020 06:41 PM (sWM8x)

412 The small monkey part of my brain can almost believe a conspiracy theory about nuking the second debate under false health risk pretenses 'cause both sides have known these Hunter Biden computer files were waiting to be dropped in October, and there was no other way to minimize the damage to Joe.
Posted by: Walter Freeman

There's no way PDT doesn't hammer this at the rest of his rallies, starting tonight in Des Moines.

Posted by: Gaelic Girl at October 14, 2020 06:41 PM (5FCda)

413 >>Clemenza


Few antibiotics and you'll clear that right up.

Posted by: garrett at October 14, 2020 06:41 PM (Ukhq/)

414 You get banned! And you get banned! EVERYBODY GETS BANNED!

Posted by: twitter at October 14, 2020 06:41 PM (Izzlo)

415 any day now

Posted by: DB- just DB. at October 14, 2020 06:41 PM (iTXRQ)

416 Gary Johnson was regularly polling at 5-7% in 2016.

Jo Jorgenson almost never gets above 3% in 2020.

The Republican Party likes Trump now. Much more than they did in 2016.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, twirling and whispering meaningfully at October 14, 2020 06:41 PM (NWM+b)

417 After the election there will be more flexibility. Swearsies.

Posted by: tubal at October 14, 2020 06:41 PM (bCLt0)

418 Jack Dorsey sucks the Barbed Cock of Satan!
Posted by: Pimp Daddy Welfare at October 14, 2020 06:40 PM (6ypt3)
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But by orientation, not by choice.

Posted by: Axeman at October 14, 2020 06:41 PM (Eicbe)

419 Nobody wants another Jill Stein recount that kept proving Trump won by more than the original claim

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 06:23 PM (KZzsI)


You're just not getting it. Most of the networks and social media players intend on reporting that Biden won, regardless of the count. It's not who votes that matters, and it may not even be who counts the votes that matters. The powers that be today are pretty sure who reports the count is all that matters.

Now I want you to think about this - and I want you to try as hard as you can to let go of your absolute way of thinking. Imagine a blue state - pick one - turns up in Trumps column, but refuses to certify it. Now imagine that 3/4 of media reports that more ballots are coming. Now picture, get this, that they all agree to report a count that's outright fabricated to give that state to Biden.

If 3/4 of the media reports that Biden won that state - what happens ? It could be, and it looks like the DNC is going to explore this possibility, that there simply are not enough checks and balances in the system to stop the DNC from claiming a state ... with adequate help from the media to confuse if not convince the majority of the public regarding the outcome.

It doesn't matter who really won at that point - if the DNC can simply claim it anyway. The actual count becomes moot.

Posted by: English Lycanthrope at October 14, 2020 06:41 PM (Bb2wE)

420 @382
I think a lot of people agree with you. Where did Meghan Markle come from, and why was the wedding so rushed, before her scrubbed past could be pieced together?
Lady Gaga? Amy Schumer? Lena Dunham?
Not to mention so many strange-looking people who are anchors at major networks, all of a sudden

there are a lot of people out there that seemed come out of no where, but have a big publicity push, all at once.

Posted by: artemis at October 14, 2020 06:42 PM (AwPyG)

421 Washington Post has fact checked that Trump Made America Great Again, and found it to be true, since trump previously said he did.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 06:42 PM (cnTJD)

422 @373
There's a reason why people raise and spend 100s of millions of dollars for a job that pays $175k a year, and it's not a call to service.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 14, 2020 06:42 PM (Hlbc+)

423 In short, Michigan has been trending R for a while and things look better than polling might be indicating.
Posted by: Shenanigans
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Good info thanks.

This correlates with some other information I've seen in the last day or so.

1) Communities are very important toward voting patterns. A county will tend to vote in a similar voting pattern year over year. If you are doing a poll in a state, you really want to get representative samples from every region or county, otherwise you get bad results. So a registration advantage in counties that voted GOP is going to result in a GOP advantage in the next election.

2) The latest NYT poll of Michigan reports a huge lead for Biden. The problem with that poll is that it also claims that Democrat early votes in Michigan are 3 times higher than GOP early votes. This is not true, there is a service out there that is able to measure partisan voting, even in states like MI and VA that don't report party ID. The true current early vote is 1:1 between the parties.

The current activities of the Biden campaign indicate that they think Michigan is trending their way, similar to how the Trump campaign feels about Ohio. But that is probably a mistake, indications are that SE Michigan is trending similar to NE Ohio and NW Pennsylvania.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2020 06:42 PM (5p7BC)

424 How soon until you get banned from Twitbook for posting evidence that Cuomo stuck Covid patients in old folks homes?

Posted by: Axeman at October 14, 2020 06:42 PM (Eicbe)

425 Nood that will break BtH's heart.

Posted by: Bete at October 14, 2020 06:42 PM (Ojki1)

426 I am going to speculate that most Green Party votes are no vote at all
if they don't go Green, as well. But that is based on my familiarity
with those people and it might just be anecdotal. - Christopher R. Taylor
=========================
IIRC, the DNC went on the warpath against Left-of-Center 3d parties, contesting every signature count in every state. The Dems had a special hate going on for Green Party candidates trying to get on the 2020 ballot.

Posted by: mrp at October 14, 2020 06:42 PM (Pqytn)

427 You're just not getting it. Most of the networks and social media players intend on reporting that Biden won, regardless of the count. It's not who votes that matters, and it may not even be who counts the votes that matters. The powers that be today are pretty sure who reports the count is all that matters.

its not impossible that they try that but it would require a massive dedication to utterly lie and bury the facts completely which everyone in law enforcement and media goes along with, and I don't think we're that far along yet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 06:43 PM (KZzsI)

428 I
53 minutes ago
Joe Biden did not push out a Ukrainian prosecutor for investigating his son, The Washington Post confirms
Trending with #HunterBiden, #EndSWAT


Let me see what else is going around...

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Cryptid Anarchist at October 14, 2020 06:37 PM (P+Gre)

"I didn't fire anyone, I just told the President he ain't getting that $1b unless HE fired the prosecutor. Call Barack!" - Sundown Joe

Posted by: Dark Helmet at October 14, 2020 06:43 PM (Oka5v)

429 More, this is a direct infringement of Political speech, ie FREE Speech, during an election.

This is a major corporation using its power to influence an election, not through speech, but by using its POWER to squelch the speech of others.

I've said for awhile that we need a Law that says Corporations MUST abide by the US Bill of Rights, or they should not be granted license to do business in the US.

Just like we did with the Civil Rights act.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2020 06:43 PM (NgKpN)

430 Per the definition of Free Market employed by Monster Tech's "conservative" puppets, the mafia's activities were just fine. The mafia was a non-governmental entity with controlling market share, and it's customers chose to engage in commerce with the mafia. What was the problem?

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at October 14, 2020 06:43 PM (d9Cw3)

431 The democrats made a huge error. They trusted a meth head.

Never trust a meth head.

He'll save all the evidence of your crimes on his lap top, spill water on it, take it to get repaired, then forget about it because he's a fucking meth head. Hunter Biden likely hasn't a clue what happened to that computer.

Oh, and a meth head will save pictures of himself smoking meth. Because, meth head.

And yeah, I can TOTALLLY see why a Ukrainian energy company would hire this upstanding paragon of virtue. $50k a month? it should have been $100k, if only to pay for his high functioning meth brain and hookers.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at October 14, 2020 06:44 PM (nkp5d)

432 Gary Johnson was regularly polling at 5-7% in 2016.

Jo Jorgenson almost never gets above 3% in 2020.

The Republican Party likes Trump now. Much more than they did in 2016.

----> right, that GOP enthusiasm should trickle down (SWIDT) to Trump getting back those crazy libertarian votes...especially since Jo JurgaShmurgaBorgason is a fucking BLM'er.

Posted by: official redcheckmark at October 14, 2020 06:44 PM (4RcDR)

433 @SenateGOP

see you soon, @jack.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 14, 2020 06:44 PM (ZLI7S)

434 The Biden victory speech: I won, you know, the thing!

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 14, 2020 06:44 PM (DLzZd)

435 @419
I think what counteracts that scenario is the fact that everybody on the right would see right through it, since we're halfway expecting it.

And Trump now has the USSC. Can't overstate how important that is, going ahead.
Not to mention the Insurrection Act. Hopefully it won't come to that.

Posted by: artemis at October 14, 2020 06:44 PM (AwPyG)

436 Are we really going to get that worked up that liberals are hiding bad news from liberals?
That helps them how, again?
Posted by: RoyalOil


Those stats ignore that social media is the major source for all of media, broadcast and otherwise now.

If you think the mass media's complete and utter abdication of the their role isn't important, I don't know what you've been doing for the past 30 years.

Further, we need Liberals to reject Leftists forcefully and without hesitation if we are going to continue to have a Republic.

PYFHOOYA.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 14, 2020 06:44 PM (ttBFI)

437 how about that Kyle Wright

Posted by: official redcheckmark at October 14, 2020 06:45 PM (4RcDR)

438 The charges for all 3 shootings should fall apart now. Or, if the local DA wants to push them, Rittenhouse should be found innocent.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 06:18 PM (Kpl3J)


Have they ever verified the forensics on the bullet that killed the pedo? I mean, a lot of us wondered why his head wound was so small. The dude had been attacking him anyway, so I'd think even without the gunshot Kyle had reason to believe he was in danger.

Still, if there's no reason to be keeping this information under wraps, I'd at least like verification about the ballistics.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 14, 2020 06:45 PM (8B6Ng)

439 Something fun about this, I don't see how a debate moderator or Joe himself dares bring up Trump's impeachment over Ukriane. That will explode right in their face.

In fact I won't be surprised if Trump brings it up spontaneously.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 14, 2020 06:38 PM (G51Gf)

That's why the Debate Commission was demanding that the "Moderator" have a kill switch on Trump's mike for the second debate.

I'm still not sure the 3rd debate will, or should, happen. If they demand a kill switch, no way.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 06:45 PM (Kpl3J)

440 Saba, 68, has Covid and was "diligent" about masks and stuff. NY Post has story

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at October 14, 2020 06:45 PM (4vNgL)

441 The charges for all 3 shootings should fall apart now. Or, if the local
DA wants to push them, Rittenhouse should be found innocent.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 06:18 PM (Kpl3J)

I want to know why Rittenhouse is still in jail without bail. Actually, I want the Feds to let the DA know that a whole world of hurt is waiting on her. The IRS is preparing continuous audits. The FBI is going to be talking with all of her associates and doing some serious digging. The Civil Rights division is going to be investigating every statement ever made. Hellfire and ruin are in her future.
Honestly, the Right's failure to riot is a problem.

Posted by: WOPR - Free Kyle Rittenhouse at October 14, 2020 06:46 PM (J70i0)

442 It doesn't matter who really won at that point - if the DNC can simply claim it anyway. The actual count becomes moot.

Posted by: English Lycanthrope
-----------
Sorry, no.

The media can't report results that don't match what the Secretaries of State report.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2020 06:46 PM (5p7BC)

443 "Last Election we'll ever have"

The last free and fair election was 2016, ace. This one already has featured biological warfare and traditional domestic terrorism. The United States is long past lecturing Russia or China or Iran about pretty much anything.

"And get banks and credit card transaction companies to boycott conservative speakers too."

States have commissions that can bar banks and credit providers from doing business in their jurisdictions. Hell, there are federal laws (insert laughter) against what financial institutions have been doing by locking and suspending deposit accounts. Anyhow, Treasury Secretary Liz Warren will get right on it (insert more laughter).

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself at October 14, 2020 06:46 PM (puu6v)

444 Don't act surprised:

@stillgray 1m

BREAKING: Twitter has locked the White House Press Secretary's Twitter account.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 14, 2020 06:46 PM (ttBFI)

445 314
Back in the "free banking era" before the Federal Reserve, J.P. Morgan and Rockefeller and some others were actuallly more powerful monetarily than the US govt. They could've taken on the US Treasury, and that was one of the (many reasons) to take them down.

Big Tech is at the point now. Not money, not economic but with something now far more powerful: Information and the dissemination of it.

And that's why they need to be taken down, and taken down ASAP. They are too fucking powerful.

I'm in favor of breaking them up. Google in particular, and it's monopoly over online ads.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 14, 2020 06:20 PM (rCwaK)

There was at least one instance where Morgan (or similar) personally stepped into an incipient panic and injected enough stability to put things to right.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 14, 2020 06:47 PM (E4NQ0)

446 "No fair, you weren't supposed to find out!" has never, ever in the course of human events been a valid defense.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 14, 2020 06:47 PM (6FeV1)

447 The media can't report results that don't match what the Secretaries of State report.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 14, 2020 06:46 PM (5p7BC)

How long have you been taking drugs that make you oblivious to our current reality? They are going to lie about everything.

Posted by: WOPR - Free Kyle Rittenhouse at October 14, 2020 06:47 PM (J70i0)

448 That's cute, WaPo, but Biden was on tape bragging about it.

Posted by: official redcheckmark at October 14, 2020 06:47 PM (4RcDR)

449 Levin and Peter Switzer saying Sundowner Joe is having a town hall with Stuffy as the host in a few days.

Posted by: Skip at October 14, 2020 06:47 PM (OjZpE)

450 SenateGOP

see you soon, @jack.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 14, 2020 06:44 PM (ZLI7S)

Don't think they'll do a darn thing about Jack Dorsey. It's a fundraising ploy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 14, 2020 06:47 PM (WkPC9)

451 I wonder if that stupid bizz at the FEC who thinks getting information is a regulated part of campaign finance law is going to be upset about twitter

Posted by: official redcheckmark at October 14, 2020 06:49 PM (4RcDR)

452 @stillgray 1m

BREAKING: Twitter has locked the White House Press Secretary's Twitter account.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 14, 2020 06:46 PM (ttBFI)

Oh, my.

Censoring the President of the US's spokesman?

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2020 06:49 PM (NgKpN)

453 Jack Dorsey sucks the Barbed Cock of Satan!
Posted by: Pimp Daddy Welfare at October 14, 2020 06:40 PM (6ypt3)


I think that was all part of the primal therapy sessions they were attending in South America. Along with ingesting quantities of ayahuasca with a shaman all to get in touch with themselves.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 14, 2020 06:49 PM (8B6Ng)

454 The MSM story that "debunks" the Biden got the prosecutor who was investigating Burisma fired story is a bit of a sleight of hand. The fired prosecutor hadn't formally opened an investigation into Burisma ... but he (the fired prosecutor) claims he was about to do so (and this was known). So, there is indeed a distinction between getting an on-going investigation/prosecution shut down and preventing one from getting started, but I'm not sure it's really as exculpatory as the MSM likes to pretend.

Posted by: All Just Part of the Plan at October 14, 2020 06:49 PM (dYe5S)

455 I mean, if Joe Biden wasn't horrifyingly corrupt, why would Burisma hire his son? What possible reason would they have to hire a meth head Navy wash out stripper chasing lawyer with rotten teeth and poor hygiene, who doesn't speak the language, have any energy experience, or even been to Ukraine, to be on the board of a Ukrainian energy company? And why pay him $50k a month?

Why would they do that? Look at the fucking pictures - you think that meth smoking loser ever cleaned himself up for meetings? At the time of those photos, he was pulling down $50k a month working for a foreign energy company. That guy. Right there.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at October 14, 2020 06:49 PM (nkp5d)

456 419:

"You're just not getting it. Most of the networks and social media players intend on reporting that Biden won, regardless of the count. It's not who votes that matters, and it may not even be who counts the votes that matters. The powers that be today are pretty sure who reports the count is all that matters."

Spot on, Christopher. The most important question Wallace asked Trump--and only Trump--largely went without notice. "Will you agree tonight not to declare victory on election night?" Wallace asked POTUS. Hmmmm. What an odd question.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself at October 14, 2020 06:50 PM (puu6v)

457 Wow. I take a nap and get some practice in and then this happens.

I should do those two thing more often, looks like.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at October 14, 2020 06:50 PM (HaL55)

458 Saban

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at October 14, 2020 06:51 PM (4vNgL)

459
Have they ever verified the forensics on the bullet that killed the pedo? I mean, a lot of us wondered why his head wound was so small. The dude had been attacking him anyway, so I'd think even without the gunshot Kyle had reason to believe he was in danger.

Still, if there's no reason to be keeping this information under wraps, I'd at least like verification about the ballistics.
Posted by: clutch cargo at October 14, 2020 06:45 PM (8B6Ng)

No, haven't seen it. Don't even know if they have the bullet, it might have gone clean through. Still, Rittenhouse never denied shooting him, right from the moment it happened.

and to recap - 2nd shooting, skateboard dude runs up to Rittenhouse, who I believe is kneeling. Brings his 3' long skateboard up in prepartion to bash Kyle's brains out - Kyle shoots before he can. (Lesson: Don't bring a skateboard to a gun fight)

3rd shooting, where the man was not killed - as he runs up, video shows him with what appears to be a .357 in his right hand, raising it towards Kyle's head. But he hesitated, and Kyle didn't, blowing apart his bicep. Which ruined his ability to aim his pistol.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 06:51 PM (Kpl3J)

460 right, that GOP enthusiasm should trickle down (SWIDT) to Trump getting back those crazy libertarian votes...especially since Jo JurgaShmurgaBorgason is a fucking BLM'er.
Posted by: official redcheckmark at October 14, 2020 06:44 PM (4RcDR)

Not to mention that Libertarians are very much like the Left in that they find the whole idea of entering the United States ONLY through a port of entry and ONLY after seeing a CBP official WITH a passport and possibly WITH a visa to be very deeply upsetting.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at October 14, 2020 06:51 PM (3DJkT)

461 I never understood how a lunch counter is a public accommodation but a social media platform on which the majority of the country gets its news isn't'.
But I'm just a lawyer.

Posted by: Zek at October 14, 2020 06:51 PM (lcQJG)

462 452 @stillgray 1m

BREAKING: Twitter has locked the White House Press Secretary's Twitter account.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 14, 2020 06:46 PM (ttBFI)

Oh, my.

Censoring the President of the US's spokesman?
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2020 06:49 PM (NgKpN)

Social media can be taken off the grid by extreme measures, no?

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself at October 14, 2020 06:52 PM (puu6v)

463 Nood




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Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 14, 2020 06:52 PM (v2c9/)

464 Wallace asked POTUS. Hmmmm. What an odd question.

The asked him that in 2016 also, when Hillary suggested that if he lost he would refuse to accept the results and get his supporters to go crazy.

Which she then proceeded to do without anyone calling her on it

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 06:53 PM (KZzsI)

465 445 314
Back in the "free banking era" before the Federal Reserve, J.P. Morgan and Rockefeller and some others were actuallly more powerful monetarily than the US govt. They could've taken on the US Treasury, and that was one of the (many reasons) to take them down.

Big Tech is at the point now. Not money, not economic but with something now far more powerful: Information and the dissemination of it.

And that's why they need to be taken down, and taken down ASAP. They are too fucking powerful.

I'm in favor of breaking them up. Google in particular, and it's monopoly over online ads.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 14, 2020 06:20 PM (rCwaK)

There was at least one instance where Morgan (or similar) personally stepped into an incipient panic and injected enough stability to put things to right.
Posted by: Fox2! at October 14, 2020 06:47 PM (E4NQ0)

The replacement organization the government created to fulfill that role is the Federal Reserve. Which is a sort of banking cartel.

Posted by: Someguy at October 14, 2020 06:53 PM (Zm+LZ)

466 Undercover Huber
@JohnWHuber

Imagine when Twitter makes it a policy violation to quote Democrats previously saying words which they now deemed offensive-

Dems using the term sexual preference
video-
https://tinyurl.com/y6cf238q

Posted by: redridinghood at October 14, 2020 06:54 PM (+YYKs)

467 It's an effort to quantify partisan shift in a state that doesn't track it.

It's moderately convincing.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, twirling and whispering meaningfully at October 14, 2020 06:30 PM (NWM+b)
---

If people had to show ID -- like they do for a can of beer, etc., etc. -- I think PDT is ahead. I'm not aware of any reason to think he didn't win the popular vote last time. I'm not hopeful that all the votes will be in by New Years Day.

Posted by: Gilded at October 14, 2020 06:54 PM (BRkq2)

468 SenateGOP

see you soon, @jack.
--------
Oh no! Not a Senate hearing!

Posted by: jhawk90 at October 14, 2020 06:54 PM (0u3wW)

469 BREAKING: Twitter has locked the White House Press Secretary's Twitter account.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 14, 2020 06:46 PM (ttBFI)
Oh, my.
Censoring the President of the US's spokesman?
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 14, 2020 06:49 PM (NgKpN)

Twitter isn't backing down, they're doubling down.

What if Trump gives an oval office address, and all the networks and cable channels boycott it? Including FOX?

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 06:54 PM (Kpl3J)

470 Then use Parler and Orbys.net. They don't censor.

Posted by: Robert Farrow at October 14, 2020 06:55 PM (w0c9C)

471 "I didn't fire anyone, I just told the President he ain't getting that
$1b unless HE fired the prosecutor. Call Barack!" - Sundown Joe


Rush spoke about this just the other day. Glad he did.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at October 14, 2020 06:55 PM (HaL55)

472 if twitter pulled this shit on a democrat (and I hate when republicans even have to start an argument like this) then the FEC would've pulled the plug on twitter. Twitter would be dark right now.

I think Trump needs to consult Barr about his emergency powers

Posted by: official redcheckmark at October 14, 2020 06:55 PM (4RcDR)

473 its not impossible that they try that but it would
require a massive dedication to utterly lie and bury the facts
completely which everyone in law enforcement and media goes along with,
and I don't think we're that far along yet.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 06:43 PM (KZzsI)


How massive ? During the Bush / Gore recount, it was as simple as two DNC monitors kicking the single GOP monitor out of a recount room, then conducting the count as they wished. This time - you'll have a media willing to embargo that story.

And that's all it takes. Like I said - we're getting ready to find out if we have insufficient checks and balances on the system. The DNC thinks we don't.

Posted by: English Lycanthrope at October 14, 2020 06:56 PM (CvDgu)

474 466 That is good!

Posted by: Gilded at October 14, 2020 06:57 PM (BRkq2)

475
Yes, the cynical view is that federal govt. didn't take over J.P. Morgan, they just merged with him. :-)

There is some truth to that. The banking interests became part of the US govt.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 14, 2020 06:59 PM (rCwaK)

476 >@SenateGOP

see you soon, @jack.

====
/me makes wanking motion

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at October 14, 2020 07:00 PM (L106N)

477 They're drawing attention to the very thing they are trying to get people to never hear about.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 05:50

Apparently they never heard of the "Streisand effect". What was that about? Was it the peasants using her beach?

Posted by: Farmer at October 14, 2020 07:01 PM (Hml8S)

478 I'd like to be a fly on the wall at the Biden household right now. Is it tranquil, or is it all astir with aides, election personnel, managers, handlers, caterers, jugglers, and various court clowns - all sitting on every conceivable surface, all barking in their phones - crying, screaming, raging. With old Joe, looking lost and worn down. Dr. Jill fuming and glaring.

Posted by: washrivergal at October 14, 2020 07:02 PM (66BnU)

479

Looking it up, it was the Panic of 1893. J.P. Morgan essentially bailed out the US Treasury.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 14, 2020 07:03 PM (rCwaK)

480

Joe Biden did not say he would end fracking, The Washington Post confirms

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 14, 2020 07:06 PM (63Dwl)

481 If only there were FBI agents and Secret Service personnel white took oaths and meant them.

Financial forensics might not have gotten the applause deserved in the past, but if anyone out there who is capable of navigating this shit can do it, now is your time. But you have to give a shit about this country. I know there are people that can do this. But will they?

Posted by: Denny Crane! at October 14, 2020 07:06 PM (7RzBN)

482 Rudy is the man!

I had the pleasure of dining with him and John O'Hurley at a table of 10 during his presidential run in 08. The two of them had the entire table laughing the whole night. Great stories told by both.

Posted by: DitkaCA at October 14, 2020 07:07 PM (kVjCi)

483 @SenateGOP

see you soon, @jack.


Jim Jordan is composing a strongly worded letter as we speak.

AS WE SPEAK!!!

Posted by: motionview at October 14, 2020 07:15 PM (pYQR/)

484 What if Trump gives an oval office address, and all the networks and cable channels boycott it? Including FOX?
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 14, 2020 06:54 PM (Kpl3J)
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I'm been thinking about that. Most of the networks stopped covering PDT's daily briefings on covid early on (when it was the big story and everyone was at home to watch) when polling showed a huge surge in approval for POTUS and it was recognized that the American people were for the first time seeing with their own eyes what absolute asshoes the media is, rather than only being allowed to see the manipulated "edits" on the news.

Posted by: Gilded at October 14, 2020 07:19 PM (BRkq2)

485 ...they wrote about brother against brother in the first Civil War.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 14, 2020 07:22 PM (kh8w4)

486 Social media can be taken off the grid by extreme measures, no?
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself at October 14, 2020 06:52 PM (puu6v)
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I suspect they are playing chicken with that. If that is done, they will claim that POTUS is a dictator and GOPe will have the excuse they are looking for to remove him from office.

GOPe is the primary enemy.

Posted by: Gilded at October 14, 2020 07:24 PM (BRkq2)

487 Jim Jordan is composing a strongly worded letter as >>we speak.

>>AS WE SPEAK!!!

Jordan is in the House not the Senate.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 14, 2020 07:27 PM (ZLI7S)

488 My throat is a vagina

Posted by: Jim "Guzzler" Jordan at October 14, 2020 07:32 PM (CLteG)

489
Hunter: I learned It from you, Dad!

Posted by: stumck at October 14, 2020 07:33 PM (WFMLs)

490 Omg! The bombshells in this story about Deleware computer store owner John Paul Mac Isaac!
---------
Man Who Reportedly Gave Hunter's Laptop to Rudy Speaks Out in Bizarre Interview
https://tinyurl.com/y3c3geae

"On Wednesday afternoon, a group of reporters, among them a journalist for The Daily Beast, spoke with the owner of the shop, a man named John Paul Mac Isaac who lives in Wilmington, Delaware.

Mac Isaac appeared nervous throughout. Several times, he said he was scared for his life and for the lives of those he loved. He appeared not to have a grasp on the timeline of the laptop arriving at his shop and its disappearance from it."
------------

"He appeared"? Care to cite evidence of this? Nope, just throw it out and continue on with the "journalism".
-----------

He also said the impeachment of President Trump was a "sham." Social media postings indicate that Mac Isaac is an avid Trump supporter, and voted for him in the 2016 election.
--------------

Oh, noes! He doesn't believe the MSM impeachment narrative & is one of the deplorables!
--------------

He said that Hunter Biden actually dropped off three laptops for repair, an abundance of hardware that he chalked up to the Biden son being "rich."
----------

Three laptops & hardware! Holy shit, this is the motherload of Biden family corruption!
-----------

Throughout the entire interview, Mac Isaac switched back and forth from saying he reached out to law enforcement after viewing the files in the laptop to saying that it was actually the Federal Bureau of Investigation that reached out to him. At one point, Mac Isaac claimed that he was emailing someone from the FBI about the laptop. At another point he claimed a special agent from the Baltimore office had contacted him after he alerted the FBI to the device's existence. At another point, he said the FBI reached out to him for "help accessing his drive."
----------

Oh, no! An computer illiterate FBI agent asked for help accessing the drive. "Journalist" decides this is evidence of lying & duplicity!
-----------

Mac Isaac referenced the infamous Seth Rich conspiracy theory-which holds that a DNC staffer who police say was murdered in a botched robbery was actually killed off by Clinton allies because he leaked committee emails-as reason for his paranoia. He said he made a copy of the hard drive for purposes of personal protection.

"They probably knew I had a copy because I was pretty vocal about not wanting to get murdered," he said, "so I'm going to have a copy."
------------

Man fears for life after it is proven that the FBI & Deep State tried to take down a sitting President. How dare he! What a rube!

It is a conspiracy a Hell of lot of healthy people around the Clinton's are pushing up the daisies.

Associates of the Democrat party are actively talking about purging & killing those who oppose the Communist Revolution.

Conclusion: Silly man! Fearing for his life. Now come close to the "journalists", you won't even initally feel the knife entering your body!

The only bombshell in the journalisming...
------------------

He said that Hunter Biden actually dropped off THREE LAPTOPS for repair, an ABUNDANCE OF HARDWARE that he chalked up to the Biden son being "rich."

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at October 14, 2020 07:51 PM (FBrfY)

491 Not surpising considering that Google owns Mike Lee in the Senate and Jim Jordan in the House.

It's not that Republicans don't have a spine. It's that they are happy to sell out.

Can you imagine a GOP filled with members like Hawley, Nunes, Kenndey, and Trump?

Instead we have a party filled with Lindsey Graham, Willard Romney and Adam Kinzinger clones.

Posted by: Crashservative at October 14, 2020 08:31 PM (xpSFX)

492 But this REALLY accelerated with covid. Now anything not completely endorsed by the WHO is "misinformation"

And now THIS? locking the account of one of the largest newspapers in the country for breaking a story?
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 05:46 PM (cnTJD)

They started long before COVID in trying to stamp out alternative news sources on YT and Facebook.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 14, 2020 08:33 PM (eoQWY)

493 Only God can save this country....pray like you've never prayed before.

Trump/Pence 2020

Posted by: Myshiba at October 14, 2020 08:56 PM (e59CX)

494 Dude. You're talking about some of the most secure server farms on the planet. 

I'm sure they deal with millions of hacking attempts a year. 

It just... doesn't happen.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 14, 2020 06:05 PM (cnTJD)

And yet some kid in his bedroom was able to take over the accounts of the former president and many others just a few weeks back.

Everything has vulnerabilities, the best codes have flaws that just need to be spotted, everything in a code is written by a person or protected by a person, which means those people know how to bypass security, therefore others will also know how. People hacking have always been one step ahead of those writing the code, it's why many of these companies hire hackers to break in so they can fix flaws, but those hackers never give the company all their secretes, because they need save a few flaws for the next time they need to break in.

Every computer is vulnerable, i wouldn't doubt that everything we would need from the FB or Twitter server is sitting on a drive in a mossad office right now, and it shouldn't be election interference if the information is taking down those trying to manipulate the election.

Posted by: Rbastid at October 14, 2020 09:23 PM (EleLw)

495 Jesus, what a bitchy post. Does your wife write these?

Posted by: rational67 at October 14, 2020 10:20 PM (NbZLK)

496 They're drawing attention to the very thing they are trying to get people to never hear about.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 14, 2020 05:50



Apparently they never heard of the "Streisand effect". What was that about? Was it the peasants using her beach?

Posted by: Farmer at October 14, 2020 07:01 PM (Hml8S)

Farmer, I recall Babs complained that someone posted an aerial photo of her house. Her bitching became the viral story, and magnified the exposure of her house photo and location by several million.

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Posted by: Micheal Pan at October 15, 2020 06:12 AM (AYaY2)

498 I thought the core problem was that the tech monopolies realized how to use the network effect to create a natural monopoly and to avoid any liability under the consumer benefit model of antitrust enforcement by "giving away" their product. The network effects were theorized in Reed's Law, Metcalfe's Law, and Beckstrom's Law. The consumer benefit model was developed by the Chicago School economists and legal scholars, such as Bill Baxter and Robert Bork.

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My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat