Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett's Problem

 

 

We need to understand some undeniable realities: Barring a miracle, Amy Coney Barrett is going to be the next Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court. There's no more argument about it: she has made a decided impression on many people, myself included. She's articulate, and obviously quite intelligent. She has a lot of love in her heart - so much love that, in addition to her own kids, she and her husband adopted two children. I would choose Amy Coney Barrett as my best friend if I had the opportunity.

I just don't think that she should be on the Supreme Court.

It's amazing to me that anyone would seriously consider her as a justice on the highest court in the land. What is the matter with them?

Here is my prayer:

In 1952 at the Republican National Convention. Dwight D. Eisenhower had almost enough delegates to receive the nomination - almost enough. The one person standing between him and the executive mansion was the conservative governor of California, Earl Warren. Eisenhower told Warren that, if he sent his delegates over to him, he could have anything he wanted when Ike entered the oval office. Warren told the general that he wanted the first available seat that became vacant on the Supreme Court. Eisenhower told him that it was a done deal. He won the nomination and was sworn in on January 20, 1953.

Eight months later, in September, when Chief Justice Fred Vinson died unexpectedly. Warren showed up at the White House waiting to take the job,

"No! No! No!", said Eisenhower, "This is the Chief Justice position - that's different!"

"Ike", said Earl [and I am imagining all of this dialogue], you said 'the first available seat' ".

Eisenhower, being a man of honor and of his word, had to concede that a deal was a deal. On the first Monday of October 1953, Earl Warren was on the highest court in the land.

The problem is, that as conservative as Warren was as the governor of California, he didn't always tow the Republican party line. He turned out to be one of the most progressive jurists in American history. Once when asked by someone how an essentially conservative politician could become such a progressive justice, Warren replied that the view from up there (the bench) is a lot different than the view from down here (meaning, essentially, the political world). All of the great chief and associate justices understand this basic fact.

Near the end of his career, Eisenhower said to a journalist, "Elevating Earl Warren to the Supreme Court was the biggest damn fool mistake of my life".

My biggest prayer is that, in the last interview of his sick career, Donald Trump says: "Elevating Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court was the biggest damn fool mistake of my life."

Wistful thinking, perhaps, but I can dream, can't I?

Tom Degan

Goshen, NY

SUGGESTED VIEWING:

Here is a mini-documentary to watch on the life and times of Earl Warren, made at the time he retired in 1969. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kf_tyoABCs 

He was one of the great ones.

112 Comments:

At 3:44 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

She danced around every relevant question...but she does know why judges robes are black, so I feel better.

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger JustMusing said...

I found Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's comments on Dark money investment in the Supreme Court interesting.

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger JustMusing said...

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/14/look-power-shadows-watch-sheldon-whitehouse-shine-light-dark-money-operation-behind

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

She's just taking her lead from Biden on packing the court and his list of supreme court nominees. She'll answer the questions once on the Court.


Documents reveal massive 'dark-money' group boosted Democrats in 2018
A little-known nonprofit called The Sixteen Thirty Fund pumped $140 million into Democratic and left-leaning causes.
POLITICO

Democrats Want To End Dark Money, But First They Want To Use It
May 7, 2019
NPR

Democrats used to rail against 'dark money.' Now they're better at it than the GOP.
Reformers wonder whether anyone can be trusted to dismantle a system that allows secret funding of campaigns.
NBC

A Crop of Dark-Money Groups Is Backing Democratic Efforts to Retake the Senate
As more Democrats swear off dark money, at least six races where candidates have the backing of national Democrats are seeing major funding from super PACs.
Akela Lacy

February 24 2020


Democrats love decrying “dark money” — political contributions for which the source of funds is a mystery. But that isn’t stopping them from accepting “dark money” themselves or making it difficult to determine the original underwriter of a political donation, as a recent Southern contest vividly illustrates.

Ole Sheldon didn't bring this up did he?

publicintegrity.org

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

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At 5:37 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Clucky, the only people talking about "packing the court" are republicans, because they know that is exactly what they are doing before Trump loses the election (Or is somehow cheated back in) in a couple weeks.

Most entities that support one side also contibute SOME money to the other. It's called "hedging their bets"

The GOP is the biggest recipient though, as they are contributions from big oil and pharma. They DO know which side their bread is buttered so to speak.

Your deflections aside, you still have yet to provide a source that says the Michigan kidnappers were "leftys".

So your credibility, low as it was anyway, is not improving.

Now come back with some infantile attempt at insult. And by all means post more OPINION pieces...

 
At 5:48 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Democrat Sen. Mazie Hirono On Court Packing: “That’s Where I Am” NOT a REPUBLICAN bringing it up

LOOK HERE MOZART A SOURCE FOR YOU, LMAO!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsBJhlAVMRo&feature=emb_logo

"The GOP is the biggest recipient though, as they are contributions from big oil and pharma. They DO know which side their bread is buttered so to speak." SOURCE!!!!!!Or is that your OPINION?

"Credibility"? Richard Blumenthal Democrat, stolen valor, questioning ACB.

Mozart, you sure know how to be boring.

First of all I've given you sources already but will do it again if you say pretty please. Come on, just say it.

Second, OPINION pieces? NBC, NPR are an opinion sources? I thought they were news sources, the very thing you are always whining for.

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

"She danced around every relevant question"

OPINION.

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

"I just don't think that she should be on the Supreme Court."

Why not?

 
At 7:30 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

1. Amy Coney Barrett schools Durbin on originalism

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) tried to accuse Amy Coney Barrett of rejecting originalism when she refused to answer a hypothetical question about a president’s actions regarding race in voting.

“When asked whether or not the president has any authority to unilaterally deny that right to vote for a person based on race or even gender, are you saying you can’t answer that question?” Durbin pressed.

“Senator, I just referenced the 14th and 15th Amendments, the same one that you just repeated back to me that do prohibit discrimination on the basis of race in voting,” Barrett responded. “I’m not going to answer hypotheticals.”

Durbin attempted to weaponize originalism against an originalist.

“It strains originalism if the clear wording of the Constitution establishes a right and you will not acknowledge it,” the senator charged.

“Well, senator, it would strain the canons of conduct, which don’t permit me to offer off-the-cuff reactions or any opinions outside of the judicial decision-making process. It would strain Article III, which prevents me from deciding legal issues outside the context of cases and controversies, and as Justice Ginsburg said, it would display disregard for the whole judicial process,” Amy Coney Barrett responded.

 
At 7:31 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

2. Amy Coney Barrett impresses Feinstein

During the hearing, Barrett defined severability — the key issue in the case involving the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare — in an effective way that impressed Feinstein.

“It’s designed to effectuate your intent, but you know, severability is designed to say, ‘Well, would Congress still want the statute to stand even with this provision gone? Would Congress have still passed the same statute without it? So, I think, insofar as it tries to effectuate what Congress would have wanted, it’s the Court and Congress working hand-in-hand.”

“Thank you. That’s quite a definition. I’m really impressed, thank you,” Feinstein responded.

 
At 7:31 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

3. Amy Coney Barrett evades the Kamala trap

Kamala Harris tried to catch Barrett in a trap, comparing the debated position that human beings are causing catastrophic climate change to very clear matters of science such as the fact that the coronavirus disease COVID-19 is infectious and that smoking causes cancer. Barrett sensed a trap and she avoided it deftly.

“Do you accept that COVID-19 is infectious?” Harris asked.

“Um, I think yes, I do accept that COVID-19 is infectious, that that’s something of which I feel like we could say you take judicial notice of. It’s an obvious fact, yes,” Barrett responded.

“Do you accept that smoking causes cancer?” Harris pressed.

“I’m not sure exactly where you’re going with this…” Barrett responded.

Harris cut her off. “The question is what it is, you can answer it… yes or no.”

“Senator Harris, yes, every package of cigarettes warns that smoking causes cancer,” Barrett responded.

Then the trap. “And do you believe that climate change is happening and is threatening the air we breathe and the water we drink?”

“Senator, again, I was wondering where you were going with that. You have asked me a series of questions that are completely uncontroversial like whether COVID-19 is infectious, whether smoking causes cancer, and then trying to analogize that to eliciting an opinion from me that is on a very contentious matter of public debate,” Barrett responded.

“And I will not do that. I will not express a view on a matter of public policy, especially one that is politically controversial, because that’s inconsistent with the judicial role, as I’ve explained,” the nominee added.

 
At 7:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Senator Hirono Demands ACB Be Weighed Against A Duck To See If She Is A Witch!

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After two days of Amy Coney Barrett gracefully and stoically answering questions with perfect recall and no notes, suspicions grew on Capitol Hill that she might be a practitioner of the dark arts.

"Oh, she's a witch alright, just look at her!" said Senator Hirono. "Just look at the way she's dressed and how she's so much prettier and smarter than us! She's in league with Beelzebub himself, I just know it! We must burn her!"

Senator Hirono then pulled a live duck out of a massive burlap sack next to her and announced: "In addition to being a Senator, I am also quite wise in the ways of science. Everyone knows witches burn because they are made of wood. I think I read that somewhere. Wood floats, and so do ducks-- so logically, if Amy Coney Barrett weighs as much as this duck I found in the reflection pool outside, she is a witch and must be burned."

The Democrat senators nodded in solemn approval while the Republicans yelled and pounded on their desks a bunch before pouncing and booking interviews with Tucker Carlson.

Congressional aides brought in the bathroom scale from Jerry Nadler's office in order to weigh ACB against the duck. Fortunately, disaster was averted when Mitch McConnell entered the room and put a stop to the proceedings.

UGOTTABKIDDINGME.com

 
At 1:19 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

"Amy Coney Barrett gracefully and stoically answering questions with perfect recall and no notes.."

Who had no idea what the 1st amendment was about, danced around all the tough questions, but was 100% spot on when asked why judges robes were black.

I guess that and 3 years as a judge qualify her.

It also means I should have been eligible for the NFL after playing Jr High football.

Nice "witch" story though. Too bad NO ONE in the room actually said it.

And her "mentor" was the guy that brought us "Citizens United". Nice.

 
At 1:23 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Clucky, I checked your source.

"There are a lot of things we can do aside from expanding the size of the court..."

NIce try, did you watch or just read the headline?

And it's not my "opinion" that she danced around the questions...she looked like Ginger Rodgers up there. She DID provide a lot of answers, just not to the questions asked, and Finestein was "impressed " that she stayed on subject for once.

3 years as a judge qualifies you for the federal bench now?

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Mozart,

Thanks for your opinion. I'm sure just like Biden is willing to tell us his plans after the election, ACB will be glad to answer questions once on the Court and cases are rendered to the Court. You will get her answers just like we couldn't know what was in the ACA until after it passed.

See how that works, it works both ways. Even though whining liberal don't see it that way.

3 years as a judge qualifies you for the federal bench now, in your OPINION how many years makes a person qualified? And provide sources and examples, with footnotes to support your OPINION.

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Clucky, Biden has laid out his plans many times, but you won't find them on Fox Entertainment, and when he tried to explain them in the debate, trump just shouted him down.

we already KNOW how ACB will answer specific cases because she was chosen SPECIFICALLY for Roe V wade and the ACA,.

We knew what was in the ACA but we wouldn;t know HOW it would work in SPECIFIC areas until it went into effect. Like a New computer program, you never know where the "bugs" are until it's in mass production. Then you work to FIX the bugs, not eliminate the entire program and replace it with NOTHING.

But way to bring back another BS "argument" that was explained and debunked years ago. LOL

I guess I should have tried out for the NFL after playing Jr. High Football. If I had a powerful relative in the front office I could be on any team I want.

Right?


Now, If you would be so kind, could you please show us your SOURCE that told you the Michigan kidnappers were "leftys"?

 
At 11:25 AM, Blogger TB3 said...

Unfortunately, Mozart, JTF lacks the ability to attach a picture of his hindquarters to these comments. So it's best just to assume they were conjured from there.

 
At 12:39 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Do you believe it is inappropriate for a candidate in a Presidential Election to be on the committee posing the questions for a Supreme Court Nominee?

3 years as a judge qualifies you for the federal bench now? in your OPINION how many years makes a person qualified?

I gave my sources some time ago Mozart. Not providing again.

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Do liberals find it disturbing that Twitter has locked Trump's campaign account just 19 days before the election?

Do liberals think our democracy is under attack when Twitter and Facebook censor the NY Post's story about Joe and Hunter Biden and the Ukraine?

Do liberals believe that Twitter Locking Kayleigh McEnany’s Account And Deleting Her Last Tweet About NY Post Biden Expose…is a violation of our Constitution and McEnany's 1st Amendment rights?

Twitter blocking new story on how Hunter Biden cashed in big on behalf of his FAMILY with Chinese firm, does this bother liberals that their news is being censored?

Do liberals think James Wood's twitter account should be shut down because he posted about the NY Post story?


Or will liberals agree with the censorship/suppression because it helps Biden? Or will they stick their heads in the sand and demand sources, instead of doing their own research? But here's a clue, https://nypost.com/


 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger TB3 said...

... Donald Trump has been tweeting all day today. So I think you have a misunderstanding what a locked account is.

Furthermore, your definition of censor should be re-evaluated as well.

Oh man, JTF and his questions. Soooooo many questions. Too bad answering them doesn't expand his knowledge.

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Clucky, Yes I find it highly disturbing. They should have blocked his account the day he took office.

No, I do not believe anyone should be forced to re publish the National Enquirer. Besides, they are PRIVATE companies so if a baker can refuse service to a Gay couple...

Again, they are PRIVATE companies,, and can block anyone they choose, especially when it's dangerous propaganda.

I think we have heard plenty about Hunter Biden making money because of his family, but why don;t you ever bring up the Trump family, who do a LOT of business with China, and BY LAW trump was supposed to divest himself of ALL business interests and put them in a BLIND TRUST.


NOw, do you want to give us your source for the Michigan kidnappers being "leftyS" or can we just agree you made it up?



 
At 3:31 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Tb3

When are you going to answer a question?


Mozart, 1st of all, nice deflection and classic whataboutism, well done, Rev Dave will be proud!

"you ever bring up the Trump family, who do a LOT of business with China, and BY LAW trump was supposed to divest himself of ALL business interests and put them in a BLIND TRUST."
Ok Mozart, here's your chance, bring up ALL the interests you mention, and prove President Trump has not divested himself but be sure to provide your SOURCES!! And show us how his family members who if they do biz with China do so because of their relationship to President Trump, like Hunter did with his V.P. father. Come on compare Hunter to the Trump family.

"They should have blocked his account the day he took office." WHY? Do you think when you become the President you lose your 1st Amendment rights? Let's hear your reasoning behind your very fascist belief. I think we have a new nick name for you Mozart, Moz the Fascist.

As for Michigan, you can and will believe what ever you want with or with out my sources, which I have already provided you. So go for it.

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

NY Times reporting:

Ben Smith with the New York Times just tweeted out that there’s enormous pressure on NBC to make their town hall with Trump tonight a nightmare for him:

Enormous pressure on NBC now to make this thing a nightmare for Trump.

— Ben Smith (@benyt) October 15, 2020

Since there’s no presidential debate tonight, Trump will be on NBC at 9PM for a town hall at the same time Biden is doing a town hall with ABC. And according to Ben Smith, NBC is under tremendous pressure to try and use their town hall to help Joe Biden.

Now he doesn’t say where that pressure is coming from, but I’ll give you one guess where I think it’s coming from. Seriously, it’s either from Joe Biden’s campaign and all of Biden's acolytes out there in real media and social media. But that is how liberals work, they try to shut down the voice of those they oppose just like Hitler did, while calling those they oppose the very same thing they themselves are guilty of.

QUESTION FOR Tb3, if he dare answer it, think there is any similar pressure on ABC to make this thing a nightmare for Biden?

 
At 3:38 PM, Blogger TB3 said...

JTF

When are you going to answer a question?

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Tb3 after you do.

 
At 6:10 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...


Biden Camp Confesses: We Will Not Rule Out ‘Possibility’ that Joe Biden Met with Burisma Official Pozharskyi. The New York Post dropped its second major report on Hunter Biden’s emails on Tuesday. The Hunter Biden emails reveal how Hunter Biden worked to cash in big on China and to withhold money for his dad!

Joe Biden was IN ON IT!
By Jim Hoft

Did the FBI have Hunter's laptop during the fake impeachment?

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger TB3 said...

Lol

"No, you" - JTF

 
At 9:08 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Biden publicly states that if Trump is reelected over 200,000 more people will die of Covid 19! Where's the science to support that claim/lie?


Did the FBI have Hunter's laptop during the fake impeachment?



 
At 11:48 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Clucky, the "science" is how many have died so far on trump's watch.

And last I checked, Trump was actually impeached. Just because McConnell refused to allow a fair hearing in the Senate doesn;t change that fact.

 
At 11:55 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Oh Clucky, this is too easy...

Trump NOT putting businesses into a blind trust:

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-38587628

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chasewithorn/2017/01/11/donald-trump-will-hand-over-business/#2f7754

Trump family business in China:

https://money.cnn.com/2016/03/08/news/economy/donald-trump-trade/index.html

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-admits-gear-made-china-labels/story?
id=13472355

https://www.businessinsider.com/ivanka-trump-clothing-line-made-in-china-hong-kong-2017-2

https://www.reuters.com/news/picture/trump-flags-made-in-china-idUSRTX6CSI2

 
At 12:04 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

OK Clucky as long as we are on the subject of China, let us not forget that "Great trade deal" that cause China to look elsewhere for soybeans, forcing Trump to put US Farmers on WELFARE to the tune of TWELVE BILLION DOLLARS.

of course that money had to be BORROWED and guess who we get that sort of money FROM?

Wait for it....

CHINA.

Of course now trump has openly admitted to being nearly HALF A BILLION dollars in debt, and when asked if that money was owed to foreign banks he said "Probably".


Being personally that much in debt to a "foreign nation" (and we know it's Russia don;t we?)

https://thehill.com/homenews/news/332270-eric-trump-in-2014-we-dont-rely-on-american-banks-we-have-all-the-funding-we

Makes him highly susceptible to BLACKMAIL< resulting in...

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/17/629601233/trumps-helsinki-bow-to-putin-leaves-world-wondering-whats-up

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39931012


https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-putin-meeting-business/story?id=63967271


Enough sources?





 
At 8:51 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Hey, Clucky, I could not help but notice that you replied to two other threads and skipped this one.

go figure.

 
At 1:18 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

I seem to have found a way to shut Clucky up. LOL

 
At 1:25 PM, Blogger TB3 said...

Give him time. He's got to compile all the tweets, right-wing opinion pieces, and fifteen second youtube videos to cut & paste. All those things from the right scoop, weaselzippers and whataboutdeflectism.net aren't going to regurgitate themselves.

 
At 2:41 PM, Blogger rustcoal said...

I just wished the only other requirement needed to be a supreme court justice is that you have a pleasant speaking voice.

 
At 3:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because shutting up those you disagree with is so very fascist of you.

Example: The NY Times can post to Twitter and Facebook it's story on Trump's taxes based on unnamed sources and documents it won't produce. But the NY Post can not publish it's Bidden story based on documents it did and can and will produce.

It's called liberal fascist censorship. And today's liberal is either blind to it or supports it.

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger TB3 said...

It's called false equivalence and salty tears.

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Soo..you are saying that you cannot argue with the FACTS and SOURCES I provided, but you can whine about a PRIVATE COMPANY decideing NOT to distribute dangerous lies and propaganda from a source equal to the National Enquirer?

I'll bet you thought it was just fine when a Homophobic baker decided NOT to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.

Hypocrite much?

 
At 4:27 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

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At 4:28 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

BTW Clucky, if Trump would just produce his own tax returns we wouldn't have to go to court to get them Every CANDIDATE since Nixon has done so, and Trump has promised to do so several times. Then he sues to keep them hidden. WHY?

BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT IT KNOWN THAT HE'S NOT ONLY BROKE, BUT HALF A BILLION IN DEBT TO RUSSIAN BANKS.

I also find it funny thay you (JTF/Anonymous) didn;t even blink when I started calling you "clucky" like I used to after you chickened out of answering a simple question a while back.

I knew it was you. LOL

 
At 5:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"have found a way to shut Clucky up"

Because shutting up those you disagree with is so very fascist of you.

 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Trump was frightened to face Biden in a town hall debate.

Kellyann Conway’s daughter is voting for Joe Biden.

Rudy Giuliani’s daughter is voting for Joe Biden.

Thousands of former Republicans are voting for Joe Biden.

What does that tell you??

 
At 5:44 PM, Blogger TB3 said...

I have a Living Colour song to play you.

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Hey Clucky, I'm not a fascist. I never FORCED you to shut up. I just schooled you and you had nothing to say. YOU shut you up.

Honestly I was hoping you'd try and argue with what I posted, but you have nothing do you? Nothing but whining about "fascism like the little wannabe you are.

TRUMP is the fascist. That much is obvious. He thinks he's a dictator, above the law. he even called the CONSTITUTION "phony". He called the White House a "dump". he puts Putin's interests above those of the USA. He NEVER talks about policy, all he has are infantile insults and attacks.

And when he caught the virus he called a "Democrat hoax" he got better because of embryonic stem cells and SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. You never mention that either.

But you can deflect to Hunter Biden OK, and he's not even running for President.

You really are a piece of work. All three of your names.

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

And the winner is.................................. Mozart!

 
At 11:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I never FORCED you to shut up"
"I seem to have found a way to shut Clucky up"

Mozart the Fascist

 
At 11:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newly obtained emails from a Hunter Biden business partner lay out in detail how the Vice President’s son and his colleagues used their access to the Obama-Biden administration to arrange private meetings for potential foreign clients and investors at the highest levels in the White House. These never-before-revealed emails outline how a delegation of Chinese investors and Communist Party officials managed to secure a private, off-the-books meeting with then-Vice President Joe Biden.

The emails offer a unique window into just how the Biden universe conducted business during the Obama-Biden Administration. These associates sought to trade on Hunter Biden’s relationship with, and access to, his father and the Obama-Biden White House in order to generate business.

For instance, on November 5, 2011, one of Archer’s business contacts forwarded him an email teasing an opportunity to gain “potentially outstanding new clients” by helping to arrange White House meetings for a group of Chinese executives and government officials. The group was the China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) and the delegation included Chinese billionaires, Chinese Communist Party loyalists, and at least one “respected diplomat” from Beijing. Despite its benign name, CEC has been called “a second foreign ministry” for the People’s Republic of China—a communist government that closely controls most businesses in its country. CEC was established in 2006 by a group of businessmen and Chinese government diplomats.


Looks like the nut didn't fall far from the tree.

 
At 5:04 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

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At 5:05 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Wow, Clucky is STILL Obsessing on Hunter Biden, who is not running for any public office.

And you have to wonder where people supporting the Trump family get off on attacking him for making money from the family name.

And isn;t it interesting that the Bidens are attacked for ALLEGED connections to China when the Trumps OBVIOUSLY have more ties to Russia than the USA (Not to mention their own business deals with China)

Another fin FACT is that while conservatives whine and cry about abortion and socialized medicine, Trump seems to have benefited greatly from both after catching a virus he spent 6 months calling a "democrat hoax"

The GOP claims that Biden has "dementia" when there is no evidence of it whatsoever, while their own President cannot manage to READ from a teleprompter, walk down a ramp, or drink from a glass of water.

Meanwhile, the same Senate leader that claimed it is unfair to the American people to even VOTE on a Supreme Court nominee 9 months before a presidential election, now has no problem CONFIRMING one just a couple WEEKS before one.

Right wing gun "enthusiasts" claim that they need large arsenals of military style weapons to "defend against a tyrannical government" now EMBRACE and SUPPORT it when it arrives.


If this were presented as a script to a movie studio it wouldn't even be accepted as a comedy because it is simply too unbelievable.


And clucky, YOU went radio silent, no one forced you to. It's not MY fault you have no answer to the REALITY I presented. You have come back WHINING about censorship, and deflecting to the irrelevant, yet still have no answers.

 
At 5:11 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

BTW, while it is agreed by all with a working brain that "dark money" hurts our political process, as long as it's LEGAL and obviously benefiting the right, it would be foolish for the left not to take advantage as well. The right made MONEY they key element in elections (Citizen's United), so attacking the left for using equal weaponry is hypocritical in the extreme.

Like telling one side in a war they are not allowed to use firearms because they oppose gun violence.

 
At 8:33 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Is "JTF" in hiding or has he decided that we all know he's "Anonymous" and give up the other name? he's never been able to shut up for this long.

 
At 9:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biden in 47 years in government created one job . It was for Hunter.

 
At 9:57 AM, Blogger TB3 said...

That must have been at Biden Tower. Or maybe it was at Biden Plaza? Biden Steaks? Maybe it was at the Biden charitable ventures? Oh, I know, cushy unelected positions of power in the White House?

Lol

This is the most tone deaf, hypocritical line of attack on Biden of them all.

 
At 10:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deflection noted.

 
At 1:42 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

CLucky, You don;t think his work with President Obama taking the unemployment rate from 10% to 4% created jobs?

How many has Trump ACTUALLY created other than for lawyers and fact checkers. The people he's fired from his staff balance that to nearly zero.

You just can't stay on subject can you? The Scotus nominee is unqualified , and trump has no plans of his own, so all you have is to attack the opposition. very childish.

 
At 1:43 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

And what happened to JTF? Has "Anonymous" given up his other name?

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger rustcoal said...

As a self proclaimed "originalist" the first thing ACB should do after being seated is hand in her resignation.

 
At 4:40 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Excellent!

But she should first abstain from any cases until AFTER the election, and THEN resign.

 
At 9:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leftist fascism on the march..you can see it with your own eyes, if you want to. Free speech for me ,but not for thee, shut up the opposition, just like Hitler did.

‘CRY ABOUT IT!’ San Francisco ANTIFA animals TAUNT and BEAT black man in broad daylight for supporting FREE SPEECH

Just like every single day everywhere else in America, Saturday saw ANTIFA/BLM violence in San Francisco that will go unreported by CNN.


Thread:#SanFrancisco Free Speech Event

Antifa cowards start by taking Philip Anderson's front teeth

Angle 1: pic.twitter.com/yFy6u7RsMI

— ChesterBelloc (@GKCinspiredCSL) October 17, 2020

Angle 2: Antifa totalitarians take the front teeth of event organizer Philip Anderson @TeamSaveAmerica pic.twitter.com/V7wdgLFAww

— ChesterBelloc (@GKCinspiredCSL) October 17, 2020


Screeching BLM, Women’s March, Biden supporters INVADE pro-Barrett #ImWithHer rally, STORM stage, halt FREE SPEECH

You gotta wonder how Ruth Bader Ginsburg would feel about people invoking her name while attacking a public demonstration in order to prevent it and attacking a stage to halt the free exercise of speech. You gotta wonder if Babling Biden even knows what is being done in his name. Just another example of Liberal Fascism.

Women's March protestors now surrounding ACB confirmation rally, screaming "RBG" and intent on shutting down any alternative speakers. This is the "tolerant left," folks. pic.twitter.com/8CKXKKnoTd

— Carrie Lukas (@carrielukas) October 17, 2020

Now protestors storm the stage, shut down event. pic.twitter.com/t1BBU0Rh7a

— Carrie Lukas (@carrielukas) October 17, 2020

Watch this spot for spin, deflection and whataboutism from the fascist left.

 
At 2:58 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

(Yawn)

 
At 9:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FLASHBACK: Kamala Harris Attacked Biden As A Racist Segregationist During Democrat Debates...Was she lying then or does she still believe this to be true?

 
At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yawn, just like Hitler.

 
At 11:53 AM, Blogger TB3 said...

Soooo many capital letters.

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

Trump plans on being president for 12 more years, isn't that something to look forward to!!!

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/18/twelve-more-years-lock-her-trump-whips-proto-fascist-michigan-crowd-frenzy

 
At 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biden says "clap you bastards" and the liberal fascists claim he was joking. When crowd crowd chants "12 more years" liberal fascists blame Trump, who did not say it and forget that even crowds can be joking.

Typical liberal fascist logic.

 
At 4:44 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

In the history of the U.S. you never heard the POTUS lead a crowd in chanting "Lock Her Up" in relation to a Governor of a state. Having a mentally unbalanced president was never a good idea.

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Clucky, what are you babbling about? Did you get bread sticks with that word salad. Jokingly enticing a crowd to clap is not the same as inciting a crowd to believe that a political rival who has done nothing illegal, deserves to be imprisoned just because you have no grasp of the issues involved to engage in an adult campaign?

Methinks you've gone round the bend...Trump certainly has, agreeing with Qanon.

 
At 6:03 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

People who know the meanings of words know there is no such thing as a "liberal fascist".

They are opposites, like "hot snow", or "dry rain".

Fascists don't care.

This is what real fascists do and say:

Terrorists have been arrested and indicted because of their plan to kill Governor Whitmore, yet Trump supporters in Michigan shouted "lock her up" & Trump stood there and just smiled.

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Dave you left out "Conservative Christian" and "Patriotic Republican"

"Anonymous" must have given up his "JTF" alter ego after I took him to school so mercilessly.

 
At 12:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deflections noted.

 
At 12:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BLM is only a gimmick. Just like all the other gimmicks in the recent past - like ozone holes or transgender bathrooms - it will soon be replaced by another gimmick, which the media will call a national emergency and an existential issue of the day.

The gimmick is never the gimmick. The gimmick is always the revolution.

On the first day of the 1917 Russian revolution, a few years before Stalin assumed the role of an absolute dictator, Leon Trotsky - who at the time was a much bigger figure than Stalin - already told those who disagreed with him: “’You are pitiful, isolated individuals! You are bankrupts. Your role is played out. Go where you belong from now on—into the dustbin of history!’”

Most of those people were soon killed because their lives didn't matter. Trotsky didn't hesitate to kill because to a communist, some people's lives don't matter at all. Then Trotsky himself was killed by Stalin, along with many of his followers, especially those close to him, who remembered that Trotsky was once a bigger figure than Stalin. Remembering that was a death sentence.

Among the millions of the Soviet citizens who were killed by their own leader, many were executed just in case - give or take a few hundred thousand - because no lives mattered anymore.

I've always said that the degree to which a society is civilized is measured by the value it places on an individual human life. Even lives in the womb. In this sense, those who like to call themselves "progressives" are, in fact, dragging us back to the dark times when some lives mattered but the majority didn't.

Thepeoplescube.com

 
At 7:33 AM, Blogger TB3 said...

The peoples cube. Holy hell. At least it wasn't the Babylon Bee.

 
At 9:25 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Russia eh?

https://thehill.com/homenews/news/332270-eric-trump-in-2014-we-dont-rely-on-american-banks-we-have-all-the-funding-we

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/17/629601233/trumps-helsinki-bow-to-putin-leaves-world-wondering-whats-up

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39931012

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/13/trump-putin-meetings-interpreter-notes/2565471002/


ANd last but not least...


https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf

 
At 10:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

$400,000 ‘is more money than I’ve ever made’: Multimillionaire Joe Biden casually lies to Detroit steelworkers. Every single thing I talk about, I pay for, by making sure, for the first time, the wealthy begin to pay what they should be paying,” Biden said Sept. 9, the Detroit Free Press reported.

In fact, that claim is patently false.

According to a number of outlets, Joe and Jill Biden are worth approximately $9 million, with their assets divided up between real estate and other investments.

Also, according to the Tax Notes archive of presidential tax returns cited by the paper, the Bidens surpassed $400,000 once in 2013 ($407,000), though beginning in 2009 and continuing for several years afterward, the couple earned between $330,000 and $397,000 per year.

Then, in 2017, the first year Joe Biden left the vice presidency, the couple earned $11,031,309 while earning a reported $4,580,437 in 2018.


You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook and a liar.

 
At 10:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

White mob attacks black man and knocks out his teeth? It’s OK, they’re Democrats:

Antifa formed a mob to attack a black man. You couldn’t make this up. pic.twitter.com/Zowc3LcuX7

— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 17, 2020

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger TB3 said...

Oh, we're caring about lies now, JTF? I imagine come 2021, the debt and deficit are suddenly become a crisis for you too, huh?

 
At 1:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



BOSTON: anti-Trump protesters burn a flag and then eat a bloodied heart symbolizing the president

These people are not just mentally ill, but they are increasingly mirroring the occult
pic.twitter.com/a2Et24hUyz

— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) October 19, 2020

Tb3's lack of anger over a black man being attack by a crowd of white people shows he is a racist.

 
At 1:29 PM, Blogger TB3 said...

Oh, now you care about a black man being attacked?

Maybe if you'd provide a news report on the incident instead of Twitter randos. Or maybe if you weren't posting this randomly instead of talking about the point of Tom's post or responding to any of the myriad of other topics you've brought up in these comment threads.

The problem with you shotgunning all of these things over the comment threads? Your disingenuousness is on full display.

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Last time I checked, the Constitution of the United States of America protects the right to burn an American flag in protest. They PRETENDED to "eat a bloodied heart" and have you forgotten the "teabagger rallies" when President Obama was burned in effigy,(Isn't threatening to kill a US President illegal?) or at the least depicted in the most despicably racist ways?

I have personally participated in the burning of many American flags when I was between 10-12 years old. We even had adult supervision showing us how. He treated it like a religious ceremony.

 
At 2:17 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

So According to Clucky, $407,000 COMBINED WITH HIS WIFE'S INCOME,is a lie...


Biden onle made money beyond that OUTSIDE of public service, and Clucky is jealous because he KNOWS no one is ever going to pay trump for public speaking or writing a book.

You coupln't pay trump to actually READ a book, let alone write one himself.


by all means Clucky, keep deflecting. This was about a judge with THREE YEARS experience elevated to the federal bench, because she's promised to vote against Roe V Wade and The ACA.

 
At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oh, now you care about a black man being attacked?" Yes I do, but clearly you don't, you racist.

 
At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mozart calls the Detroit Free Press a liar. The rest of his posts are as always, BORING!

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger TB3 said...

Absolutely hysterical.

 
At 6:08 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

I didn;t say they are liars I said YOU are lying about what they said.

And I realize that facts that don;t fit your batshit conspiracies don;t make your toes curl up, but that's nit MY problem.

You used this quote to claim Biden made money from politics " You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook and a liar."

Right after you said they made money after he LEFT public office.

your own posts don;t even support your position.


 
At 6:09 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

BTW< clucky, what does Biden's income have to do with a Supreme Court nominee?

 
At 8:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW,

When is Mozart, who is an atheist and claims to mock all religions, going to mock Islam, it's god Allah and it's prophet Mohammad? I think he is not only boring but also a coward.

 
At 9:03 PM, Blogger TB3 said...

OoOooOooo, watch out Mozart. The guy posting as "Anonymous" is calling you out as a coward! Destroyed! How can you come back from this embarrassment?

 
At 4:42 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Yeah, he goes by several names, one being "Anonymous" and calls ME a "coward" because I won't agree with him that Muslim bad, Christian good".

He doesn;t understand (or want to admit) that "Christianity" has it's "evil" moments. Exorcisms, the Inquisition, the Crusades, The witch trials, the banning of Quakers from the original colonies, and all the American "evangelicals" that CALL themselves Christian and then support a party and "President" that is the diametric opposite of all The alleged "teachings of jesus" in the Bible.

He can't show sources for his nonsensical claims, such as the Michigan "milita" kidnappers being "leftys" or "trump's antibodies are saving the world".

And he still has not answered the simple question I asked a few years ago that earned him the name "Clucky"

HOW WOULD HE HAVE REACTED HAD PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID AND DONE EXACTLY WHAT TRUMP HAS THE LAST FEW YEARS?

Like a good conservative he just can't bring himself to give an HONEST answer which is, that eh would NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS allow ANY Democrat to get away with what he praises the Orange One" for.

Democrats werent allowed to put a QUALIFIED Justice on the bench because "we can't seat a justice 10 months before an election"

but he has no problem with an UNQUALIFIED judge getting the gig TWO WEEKS before an election.

I guess they gave up on the "People having a voice".


Now he's buying into this batshit "Blind computer tech reads incriminating e-mails" Conspiracy story from Trump's personal lawyer Giuliani.

So does his accusation scare or upset me? LOL

On the contrary, It's perfect. Typical projection and use of the "Pee wee" argument.

"I know you are but what am I"?

 
At 9:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Breaking:

The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced one new topic for the final debate~ Favorite milkshake flavor. Biden approved.

 
At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Health Experts Now Recommend Maximizing Social Distance By Attending A Biden Rally https://t.co/4sg44XvqIB

 
At 2:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mozart said he mocks ALL religions. When will he mock Islam? Or does he only mock Christianity? Mozart did say ALL religions, wanna bet he'll want source of his own statement?
He is a coward.

 
At 2:35 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

So what do all your deflections have to do with an unqualified and corrupt SCOTUS pick?

Not to mention the hypocrisy of the right trying to ram it through before the election?

 
At 2:53 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

I hereby officially mock Islam.

Now can we move on to relevant subjects?

 
At 3:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did you pass the bar to know who is qualified to be a judge? Corrupt, you're saying ACB is corrupt? Got to see the proof for this. "

"hypocrisy" Like Bide bragging he got the Ukraine official fired who was investigating Hunter or else he would get Obama to withhold USA funding? "hypocrisy"? Like the left impeaching Trump for asking about that investigation? That kind of "hypocrisy"? Or was Joe just "joking"?

Source(s), not that you will ever look at them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXA--dj2-CY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oesl2RXpfPQ

https://www.wsj.com/video/opinion-joe-biden-forced-ukraine-to-fire-prosecutor-for-aid-money/C1C51BB8-3988-4070-869F-CAD3CA0E81D8.html

https://247sports.com/college/west-virginia/Board/103782/Contents/Joe-Biden-bragging-about-getting-prosecutor-fired-by-136032189/



 
At 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hunter Biden and China



https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-we-know-about-hunter-bidens-dealings-in-china-11570181403

 
At 10:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Blue state, another mostly peaceful riot.

BLM Rioters In Rhode Island Throw Dozens Of Fireworks At Police…

Ok. The fireworks are like every two seconds now. They're pretty much just bombarding police with them. Just arrest them all.
Providence, RI pic.twitter.com/NPLo3ciWxv

 
At 10:57 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

The country is falling apart at the seams. This is the result of 20 years of shitty presidents driving the U.S. toward a cliff which is getting closer by the day. Of course no republicans have any responsibility at all as they are pure as the driven snow.

 
At 12:07 AM, Blogger woodenman said...

It looks like all the scandals over Biden and his son are coming out all over. The incriminating evidence is indisputable, Biden and his son are low life sleaze balls and it should cost him the election.

The DNC must of wanted to lose because Biden's corruption was well known for a long time. Nothing could be worse for the U.S. than another Trump term, we are in deep shit.

 
At 9:19 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

"Hunter was the bag man for a family enterprise. He traveled the globe collecting the payoffs necessary to secure meetings with his father and his father’s intervention on behalf of the world’s thugs, dictators, and communist regimes.

And, yet, incredibly these are no longer our biggest concerns. We are not simply faced with the possibility of a crook being elected to the highest office in the land. We are facing the very real possibility of having a man, Joe Biden, who is owned by the Chinese Communist Party sit down in the Oval Office.

The amounts of money that are involved are staggering. In one meeting with Communist Chinese officials, Hunter Biden secured $1 Billion. That sum was later upped to $1.5 Billion. No one – at this stage – can even begin to assess the total amount of money provided by Beijing to the Bidens. No one at this stage can even begin to quantify the number of “deals” Hunter made with the Communist rulers of China.

We have known for some time that Chinese businesses implicated in espionage on American soil have been connected directly to Hunter Biden. They stole American nuclear secrets. They targeted sensitive technology used in the F-22 program. We have also known that at a minimum Joe Biden, watched all this happen and did nothing."

Charles "Sam" Faddis

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger TB3 said...

It's entertaining watching the projection.

 
At 1:37 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

HEY@! "Anonymous woke up his alter ego "JTF" for one more attempt at deflection and projection.

And he's pushing the hilarious Hunter Biden story! Go figure.

I guess that's what the election will be about for conservatives, since they have failed at National security, the economy, education, infrastructure, climate change, healthcare, race relations, and ...well pretty much everything.

Obsess on a hail Mary batshit conspiracy. Then you will have a cover for the GOP trying to Suppress the vote AGAIN and then claim Dems are cheating.

 
At 2:36 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Prove my post wrong Mozart. And I'll remove it.

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger TB3 said...

Yeah, Mozart! Prove that the batshit crazy fire hose of ridiculousness is wrong and he will totes remove it.

No, I mean it. Finally, this is his cry for help. He truly doesn't know real from fiction anymore. The lines are blurred and he's seeking that guiding light to pull him from the morass.

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Prove it wrong. Should be easy for such a self proclaimed wizard of smart as yourself. Should be tons of proof showing this to be wrong in your universe of information.
Come on wise ass, put up or shut up.


"Hunter was the bag man for a family enterprise. He traveled the globe collecting the payoffs necessary to secure meetings with his father and his father’s intervention on behalf of the world’s thugs, dictators, and communist regimes.

And, yet, incredibly these are no longer our biggest concerns. We are not simply faced with the possibility of a crook being elected to the highest office in the land. We are facing the very real possibility of having a man, Joe Biden, who is owned by the Chinese Communist Party sit down in the Oval Office.

The amounts of money that are involved are staggering. In one meeting with Communist Chinese officials, Hunter Biden secured $1 Billion. That sum was later upped to $1.5 Billion. No one – at this stage – can even begin to assess the total amount of money provided by Beijing to the Bidens. No one at this stage can even begin to quantify the number of “deals” Hunter made with the Communist rulers of China.

We have known for some time that Chinese businesses implicated in espionage on American soil have been connected directly to Hunter Biden. They stole American nuclear secrets. They targeted sensitive technology used in the F-22 program. We have also known that at a minimum Joe Biden, watched all this happen and did nothing."

Charles "Sam" Faddis

 
At 7:45 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

No Clucky, YOU make the claim, YOU prove that it's true.

But you can't because it's such a BS story not even Fox Entertainment would bite.


Nice try though, but you have ne evidence whatsoever that the Bidens did anything wrong. Trump is desperate.

 
At 7:52 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

YOU said it was a "batshit conspiracy" prove what you said is true.

BTW FOX news is talking about the Hunter Biden crimes all the time. So stop your lying.

 
At 2:14 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Yes, NOW they are reporting that Giuliani is trying to push this nonsense, but they refused the story when he first presented it. He had to go to the National Enquirer. (NY Post)

Fox Entertainment is the media arm of the GOP. They have no choice but to report what Vlad Putin orders them to.

Still waiting for your evidence that the Michigan kidnappers were "leftys" and that trump's antibodies are saving the world. Hell, you don;t even have evidence that the alleged laptop actually belonged to Hunter Biden as the "technician" never actually SAW him drop it off, and nothing that actually ties him to it.

 
At 9:28 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Drivel

 
At 11:11 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Still waiting for your evidence that the Michigan kidnappers were "leftys" and that trump's antibodies are saving the world. Hell, you don;t even have evidence that the alleged laptop actually belonged to Hunter Biden as the "technician" never actually SAW him drop it off, and nothing that actually ties him to it.

 
At 2:19 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Say pretty please .

 

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