2024·06·01 Joe Biden Didn’t Win Daily Thread

What is it that feeds our battle, yet starves our victory?

Speaker Johnson: A Reminder.

And MTG is there to help make it stick.

January 6 tapes. A good start…but then nothing.

Were you just hoping we’d be distracted by the first set and not notice?

Are you THAT kind of “Republican”?

Are you Kevin McCarthy lite?

What are you waiting for?

I have a personal interest in this issue.

And if you aren’t…what the hell is wrong with you?

Booting a RINO

I’ve spent the last couple of years pounding home the message that RINO McDaniels was a symptom of a problem…a party shot through with RINO officials. In this instance it was the hundred or so members of the RNC who gleefully voted for her again, and again, and again.

Well I got to help take one of those hundred people down, as told here: https://www.theqtree.com/2024/04/07/i-aim-to-raise-a-ruckus/. What’s even better is that oxygen thief was apparently boiling mad at how poorly she did in the vote (according to a MAGA candidate for a county office I spoke to last Tuesday night (4/16)). Apparently she felt entitled to her office no matter what the rubes think…and that attitude turns people into RINOs.

Judging from the number of comments received few noticed or cared about the post, but nonetheless I noticed a pattern: Hardly anyone who regularly puts forth “devolution” or “this is all a movie” theories (or any other variant of the idea that Trump and/or his allies are really in charge) seemed to care about it. I described successful action against the enemy and they didn’t care.

I submit that that is the desired effect of such ideas as devolution…to get people on our side not to care, not to participate, not to fight, because they believe someone else will do it for them. “Nothing can stop what is coming?” Great! I don’t have to lift a finger, just be ready to microwave some popcorn!

If any of you really are thinking like this, you might as well be controlled opposition. You’re doing exactly what the other side wants you to do, sitting on your hands waiting for deliverance by deus ex machina.

Lawyer Appeasement Section

OK now for the fine print.

This is the WQTH Daily Thread. You know the drill. There’s no Poltical correctness, but civility is a requirement. There are Important Guidelines,  here, with an addendum on 20191110.

We have a new board – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation.

And remember Wheatie’s Rules:

1. No food fights
2. No running with scissors.
3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
4. Zeroth rule of gun safety: Don’t let the government get your guns.
5. Rule one of gun safety: The gun is always loaded.
5a. If you actually want the gun to be loaded, like because you’re checking out a bump in the night, then it’s empty.
6. Rule two of gun safety: Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
7. Rule three: Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
8. Rule the fourth: Be sure of your target and what is behind it.

(Hmm a few extras seem to have crept in.)

Spot (i.e., paper) Prices

Last week:

Gold $2,334.30
Silver $30.41
Platinum $1,035.00
Palladium $989.00
Rhodium $5,300.00

This week, 3PM Mountain Time, Kitco “ask” prices. Markets have closed for the weekend.

Gold $2,327.70
Silver $30.49
Platinum $1,046.00
Palladium $940.00
Rhodium $5,400.00

It looks like not much motion this week (with palladium the biggest mover and loser), but nothing could be further from the truth; things dropped a LOT on Friday, after climbing before that (and if memory serves) dropping before that,

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Barb Meier

Elon knows he may be next.


No doubt!

Linked article (from the tweet above::

JUST IN: Trump Will Return To X/Twitter With Live Town HallChris Powell
May 31, 2024

“Former President Donald Trump was convicted on Thursday of all 34 counts in his case involving falsified business records tied to the hush money scandal with Stormy Daniels. The verdict marked Trump as the first U.S. president ever to be convicted of a felony.

Amid the fallout, both X and the cable news network NewsNation are gearing up to host live town halls featuring the embattled former President and independent presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr., according to two insiders speaking to Axios.

According to sources, the duo has tentatively agreed to participate in separate live interviews for a new video series named “The People’s Town Hall,” although the exact dates and locations are still up in the air. Meanwhile, the Biden campaign has decided not to join the fray.”

(continued at the title link)

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Good call! Yes – once the PROGZIS taste blood, they’re like piranha.


What the heck is with Jenna?


No idea. Back when I was on tweeter, she blocked me 😂

Then I was banned from tweeter, so I was on a roll.

But I still get tweeter email updates two or three times a day, and I have no control over who the featured tweets are by, but they’re always from the same 10 or 12 accounts.

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Crazy! But just what is she DOING?!


My question is who is she? I know who she is, but inside, who is she? She seemed to be a Trump supporter, then she turned on him, and I don’t know what she is doing now.


Yes, exactly. Sort of like Sybil with 24 personalities.

She loves PT, she hates PT. Cray person, IMHO.

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She can’t be trusted. Bottom line.


She is one of those emotion-driven hysterical women that gives the rest of us logical, thoughtful women a bad name.

She somehow got her “feewings” hurt, or her panties in a knot, over something about Trump, and now he’s the “enemy.”

People like her piss me off, because I get tarred with the same brush. And my “feelings,” while extant, don’t make my decisions or control my actions.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

“Hysterical” is a good word for it!

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She may be an MK puppet of some kind, which would explain the erratic obsessions.


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Gail Combs

Ben is on a roll this year. He has knocked it out of the park several times.



I’m voting for the guy who didn’t shower with his daughter until an inappropriate age (her words in her own diary)


Child Molester Joe.


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Did they ever find the perp hero?


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The task before him, and us, is monumental.

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Yup. This will be hard.

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Can’t make this stuff up. BIDEN’S America.

Burglar Carrying “Hail Satan” Knife Gets Shot by Homeowner


Too bad the homeowner didn’t actually kill him. Then he could have had his dream, and “hailed Satan” in person.

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Maybe God wants this dude to turn around!

Not betting on it, but who knows? I’d still advise keeping him in prison for a LOOOOONG time!


Maybe. We can hope.


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Whatever else is on the ballot, vote for Trump.


Fear not. I will.

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Entitled Feminists Share Latest AWFUL Fad: Divorce “Support Registries”

Of course, remember that AWFUL means



Like a wedding registry, where the divorcee picks out things she wants?

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Yup. It’s kinda sick, but AWFULs are like that.


It’s like way back when BLM ascended, might’ve been during the Ferguson episode, various ‘leaders’ were giving out their Amazon wish lists so that the faithful could purchase items for them.

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“I bought an mp3 player for Suzie Satanist!”

Only an AWFUL could cop to that one with glee! 😂


I hope the “registry” includes:

Vouchers for appointments with mental health providers (preferably male and conservative)

Coupons for a free meeting with a traditional Christian pastor

“Greeting” cards with messages like: Don’t get married again until you can do it like God intended; Listening to your leftist girlfriends likely got you into this mess; You are woman, but when you roar, you just alienate everybody worth a damn; Don’t ask me to be a bridesmaid at your third wedding; etc.

A map of all the cat adoption shelters in her area

A lifetime supply of box wine and Kleenex

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Gail Combs

“…A map of all the cat adoption shelters in her area…”

I can offer the kittens. 😂

The stray that showed up and that I have been feeding showed us her kittens this morning.🙄

Did I mention I am VIOLENTLY allergic to cats.

Barb Meier

Oh nooo… and kittens are so cute!!


Awww! Kittens!

Sorry you are allergic 🙂

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“Games,” “drills,” “exercises”…all 🚨

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Exactly. This could be very dangerous. And the Russians have excellent moves that are good for them and China – bad for America.

Biden is like a nuclear version of the MK dude who killed Moscone and Milk and elevated Feinstein.


General Carsten Breuer, Germany’s defense chief, believes NATO must expect a potential threat from Russia within five to eight years. “For me as military, five to eight years means I have to be ready in five years,” Breuer stated.


What a tool 😂

For me, ‘five to eight years’ means you better be ready in 2 years, and under 1 would be better.

Because if they are a serious threat, and if you actually believe they are a serious threat, they’re not going to wait around until you’re ready for them.

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If I were selecting someone to run my military, I would NOT want someone who says “five to eight years” and budgets four years of DEI and tolerance drills.


…..and fabulous pedicures!!!

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But they’re fabulous!!!

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Very interesting! One of the crypto youtube guys mentioned that this had happened, but it was nice to be able to read the article and get more information 👍



I nabbed a couple of dozen DVDs at Rasputin ( https://www.rasputinmusic.com/ ) for a buck apiece with the intent of flinging them around my networks. Ideally, all my physical media would be stashed away somewhere safe and I’d use electronic versions for everything — CDs, DVDs, and a metric boatload of paper.

As it turns out, what most people think of as video formats are actually package formats. As an example (though not video), a PDF has pictures, text, formatting instructions, fonts, and links tucked inside. Various programs can read the pictures into readable/searchable text, if it’s not already included. You don’t actually know (and generally don’t care) about the specific parts, because PDF is supposed to render as a printed/viewed page for you to enjoy.

The same is true for webpages — there is a whole pile of HTML stuff, links, PHP, and other crud behind the scenes that’s supposed to render as a cohesive page view.

Not surprisingly, because they are similarly complex bits of media, movies work the same way. As shipped, the whole shebang is on a thing that has its own DVD file system. This can be ripped into an ISO, which is a one-for-one representation of a physical disk.

Alternatively, you can choose different container formats to stash your video information inside. Two popular alternatives are MP4 and Matroska — there is a comparison at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_video_container_formats . Being that I tend to favor FOSS, I’m going with Matroska as being the most versatile.

Although most DVDs ship with approximately 720i resolution, I’m transcoding them into 1080p because most of the computers and monitors I intend to use them with can use that resolution natively — that means that I’ll do the hard work of transcoding as I rip instead of when it’s played. I’m using H.265 coding for pretty much the same reason.

I would welcome any information or comments regarding this project, as I have made significant decisions based on first impressions and have little confidence in them.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I’ve never even heard of Matroska. I’m Suspicious Cat on its future, if it’s up against mp4. And mp4 isn’t FOSS? I was not aware that it had any proprietary risks.


“I nabbed a couple of dozen DVDs at Rasputin ( https://www.rasputinmusic.com/ ) for a buck apiece with the intent of flinging them around my networks.”


I don’t know what that means. Are these blank discs? Seems unlikely, if you intend to transfer DVDs to PC hard drives.

Are they movies? Unless they are rare or obscure, they have almost certainly been remastered on blu-ray (native 1080p) and many now in 4K UHD. DVD picture quality should not compare to blu-ray, if the blu-ray was done even half right.


“Ideally, all my physical media would be stashed away somewhere safe and I’d use electronic versions for everything — CDs, DVDs, and a metric boatload of paper.”


I thought about ripping my CD collection once. I ripped a few using a program called EAC. Then I realized how much time it would take to rip around 1,000 music CDs, and how much hard drive space it would take to save it in a lossless file format (.wav)

If I remember correctly, you have a LOT more CDs than I do.

And then there are the playback issues. The sound card in my PC, no matter how good it is, is not going to be comparable to the quality of my home stereo equipment.

And the PC itself is probably going to introduce noise to the line, because it was not designed as a high end or even mid-level piece of audio equipment in the first place, and unless it is a fanless PC with a solid state hard drive, the PC will introduce mechanical noise to the listening environment, not to mention the monitor that will probably need to be turned on in order to do song selection.

And to top it all off, I never had a problem with picking out a CD, putting it in the CD drawer, and pushing ‘play’ in the first place. It works just fine 😁

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They are prerecorded movie DVDs from the regular assortment of publishers.

I do have some Blu-rays for when I get the basics running smoothly. They are not as cheap and take up substantially more room on disk. OTOH, a lot of what I have were originally TV shows, and a Blu-ray of a videotape (even a studio videotape) isn’t going to buy you anything.

The thing about having them all on disk is that they can all be on a network, and — accordingly — available in different places. This also implies that you can play them on different devices. The same is true for CDs.

When I get down to Rasputin, maybe once a month or two, I commonly get about 30 CDs. Those can typically be loaded into the music collection that evening…..even if I’m online here. I’m using FLAC instead of WAV — also lossless. An album will typically be about 260 MB on hard disk. Being a digital transfer, it picks up no noise being ripped onto my system.

On playback, it is true that I mostly listen at this workstation — but, again, I don’t have to. And Raspberry Pi computers don’t absolutely need fans, and can be run headless. You can use nicer DACs for playback that are as good as professional stereo CD players will use — e.g. https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/dac-pro/ .


Whether old TV shows or movies, they should look substantially better in higher resolution.

The older TV shows (before videotape) were recorded on film, and can look far better than the original broadcast, when scanned to 1080p or (now) 4K.

Even the shows that were shot on video are substantially improved. Unless no restoration work at all was done and the blu-ray is just a direct port of the DVD file (i.e., the format is the only difference), the reviews I have read, from people who have DVD sets from years ago and compare them to more recently released blu-rays of the same material, say that the blu-rays are a big improvement.

A couple examples:



Video (technical) quality part of the review:

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.33:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Columbo: Seasons 1-7 arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Kino Lorber.

Despite some minor fluctuations, the overall quality of the episodes from the first seven seasons of the iconic TV show is very good. All episodes have been remastered in 4K by Universal, but they have not been fully restored in 4K, which is why the fluctuations remain. What does this mean exactly? Some episodes reveal density fluctuations that affect delineation and depth, so the consistency of the visuals is not the same across the board. Some episodes simply look a little healthier than the rest because time has been a little more forgiving to them. While very good and very convincing, color reproduction is not identical in each episode either.

To be clear, I do not refer to lensing preferences that affect color temperature. In select episodes, color reproduction — both in terms of saturation levels and balance — is simply a bit better. The discrepancies are particularly easy to spot in darker areas with different ranges of nuances, but elsewhere the primary settings can reveal the shift in quality as well. In some episodes, grain exposure is a bit more pleasing. It appears that some work was done to rebalance content that may have looked uneven, even rough, but I did not see any traces of problematic degraining/denoising work introduced by automatic settings. Image stability is either very good or excellent. Finally, various episodes reveal tiny nicks, blemishes, and even a few scratches.

You do not have to worry, they are never distracting. However, a proper 4K restoration would have eliminated all of them. To sum it all up, while not perfect, I think that the content that is gathered in this big box set looks very, very good in high-definition. My score is 4.25/5.00. (Note: This is a Region-A “locked” Blu-ray release. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free player in order to access its content).


Cheers! is available on Blu-ray as of last year:


Video (technical) quality part of the review:

CBS/Paramount serves up Cheers on Blu-ray with a fine, at times bordering on wonderful, 1080p transfer. The image rightly retains the 1.33:1 aspect ratio from the first episode to the last, holding to the original broadcast aspect ratio that faithfully reproduces the picture as it originally aired.

However, the similarities to any original broadcast run presentations end there.

This is certainly the best the show has ever looked for home consumption, clearly superior to the vintage SD broadcasts from decades past. What is here looks excellent. First, viewers will note that the picture holds true to its filmic roots.

It’s handsomely grainy, and the grain is even and organic for the duration. There are no signs of unwarranted scrubbing or other processing maladies that would rob the picture of its natural elegance. No, what is here is very true and pleasing to the eye. The result is a sharp, efficient picture that maintains excellent detail and definition throughout. This is especially true of various clothing, such as Cliffs mail carrier uniform, for example as one of the regular mainstays, and of course through the revolving door attire that other characters wear throughout the seasons and series. Facial complexities are healthy in close-up, and the various odds and ends around the bar — wear and wood texturing on the bar itself, various adornments on walls, brick facades, glasses hanging above the bar — are very sharp and clearly detailed. Viewers will come to know the Cheers bar location more intimately than ever before thanks to this excellent Blu-ray presentation.

Color reproduction is very good, too. The action takes place almost exclusively in the bar, where warm wooden tones dominate, so the depth of browns and the variations and nuances of the shades throughout the bar area are critical, and the Blu-ray delivers these tones with all of the necessary depth and accuracy to bring the location to life. Of course, the browns are offset by various signs and memorabilia on walls that add some distinctive color flair, which is nicely handled, while clothing offers the most color bounce and life in the series. All of the clothes are appropriately vivid and well saturated. Black levels and shadow detail rate as excellent. Whites are adequately crisp. Skin tones look healthy. Color is handled very well throughout the series run.

The icing on the cake is rock-solid compression. The episodes are spread out just enough to allow them to breathe. There are no serious examples of compression problems of note, and the source is in great shape, too; the odd pop or speckle are in evidence but never to a distracting, never mind debilitating, level. All in all, CBS/Paramount did a first-class job with this set. Fans are going to be delighted! Cheers!


I’m not a huge fan of “Friends!”, but it is being released in 4K in September, which means we should expect 4K upgrades at some point for many other TV shows:



There are many TV shows that are now available in complete series box sets on blu-ray now, these are just a few (I haven’t seen all of these):






(only the first two seasons are available on blu-ray so far)



(all 5 seasons are available on blu-ray)




(all 3 seasons are available on blu-ray)







(Season 2 is also on blu-ray)











(all four seasons available in 4K or blu-ray)



Edit: I had all of the TV show titles within the links bold-faced to make it easier to read, but bold-facing the title messed up all the links, so I changed it back so the links would work.

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In regards to the process of ripping a CD……I’m using Ubuntu, and their preferred music player (at the moment) is Rhythmbox. Rhythmbox is a project of the GNOME guys.

When you tell Rhythmbox to rip a CD, it compares it to a database of CDs at MusicBrainz using Picard (an audio “fingerprinting” method). This is where it gets song titles, composers, genres, and other metadata to store in your database.

Oooops, just had a light earthquake.


Checked on the Fiancee (still asleep) and have the USGS webpage open. They’re saying 2.5 3 km NW of Orinda, but the one I felt might not be on the list yet.


OK, there we go — 3.6 8 km NE of Alum Rock. That was probably it.

Webpage is https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/?currentFeatureId=tx2024kufw&extent=10.48781,-157.14844&extent=58.58544,-32.7832 if you’re curious.


Twenty minutes later, it got downgraded to a 3.4.

It felt a little “floaty” before we got a solid jolt. I’m not sure if that might be why it was originally thought to be larger.


Anyway, as I was saying, you usually just stuff the disc in, let Picard “sniff” it, choose a likely alternative (usually US), and it fills in all the relevant information as it adds it to your library.

Now, there are two circumstances that happen frequently. Either MusicBrainz has never heard of this CD, or the information is flawed.

As an example, my music list has “Spencer The Gardener” and “Spencer the Gardener” listed as two different bands — along with “Spinal Tap” and “Spın̈al Tap” (with no dot over the i and an umlaut over the n). It’s not like the information is entirely wrong, but it is unsatisfactorily inconsistent.

Every day users can contribute to the MusicBrainz database, but (as might be imagined) it is not a high-priority. I probably have 50-60 items I should enter.

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So, I’ve been ripping these DVD’s on the workstation that I use for casual browsing, which is a ridiculous lead sled that doubles as a space heater. It’s got dual Xeons, 16 threads, and something like 12G of system RAM. It was likely someone’s scientific number cruncher back in the day, but it’s a couple of generations old and currently helps thoroughly anchor my workspace.

To my right, I’ve got this laptop that is logged into a couple of the new servers so I can jigger them around. Since it’s got a DVD drive and isn’t doing anything that requires a lot of intellect, I thought I’d have it rip DVD’s alongside the other system.

O.M.G. is this thing S-L-O-W!!! It is literally ripping about 2 frames per second, when playback would be 30 FPS.

I wonder if a Raspberry Pi might be quicker.


This is not merely a stupid observation — the Raspberry Pi has built-in H.264 and H.265 hardware acceleration. Most of these source disks are encoded in H.265 and I’m ripping them to H.265. The workstation has the CPU and memory to do this by brute force, but the hardware accelerator might be just about as fast.


I’m beginning to wonder if ripping the DVDs to ISOs and then repacking them might be faster…..

[The computer reads the DVD drive, then thinks, then reads the DVD drive, then thinks, then eventually writes to the thumb drive I’m storing the Mastroka’s on. DVD drives are typically slower (and have less cache) than spinning rust. If I copied the DVD onto a hard drive, then repacked, it might not need to hit the DVD drive as much.]


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Probably read it on a blog.

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Likely so, but even accepting a good idea from “teh internet” is impressive!


I don’t think this is just a “good idea.”

I think this is a necessary step in combating the current lawfare.

If anyone at the RNC has a brain, the process to do this will begin immediately.

If July 11 comes, and Trump is not already the official nominee for the Republican Party, we really are the party of stupid.

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Especially after we used OHIO to lock in Biden early and keep him on the ballot!




I don’t think this is just a “good idea.” 

I think this is a necessary step in combating the current lawfare.


If anyone at the RNC has a brain, the process to do this will begin immediately.

If Ronna were still there, there would be no way, but with Lara Trump in the RNC, maybe there’s hope. There are probably hurdles to overcome that we aren’t aware of. But in the spirit of Trump, who gets things done, this should be happening, IMO.


I guess we’ll see. How badly do we want to save the Republic? Badly enough to inconvenience ourselves? God forbid change a plane ticket or a hotel reservation.

Oh, the humanity!


Create a live stream for the nomination and keep the schedule for the in-person convention later.


Not belittling. Just stating that it is the right thing to do, regardless of the difficulty.

And I don’t think this is about whether they will vote for him before but not after, either.

This is about making it MORE difficult for them to imprison Trump. The official nominee is harder to jail than the guy who “might” be the nominee, but “could be” replaced at the convention.


I think any and all possible pressure needs to be applied.


“People have lives.”

And I say again, how much is our country worth?

George Washington, Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and many, many of my Revolutionary War ancestors had lives, too.


Then I don’t think they understand the stakes.

Happy go lucky

I get what you’re saying, but MAGA could do it. Four weeks or so out, it’s simple to change plane tickets with that much time. Venues don’t want to lose the $$$ and hotels won’t be completely booked yet either and blocks of rooms would be reserved, and the myriad small businesses involved also still have time to rearrange schedules. Security logistics could be tough, but if America’s cops love PDT then that ball would get rolling.

Where there is a will, there is a way. What’s missing at RNC is the will.


RNC default is MAGA.

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RNC default is useless on stilts.

Gail Combs

Yesterday I mentioned the Power Hour


Here is a bit of interesting stuff:

 KYLE: Biden’s Sec of Commerce going to the biden Admin and saying Why are you guys taking $3.5 Billion from my department given under the Chips Act, And they are like We don’t know. DOD did it… talk to them. They talk to DOD and DOD is like we don’t know, a bunch of Congressional staffers are like this is for you. It has to do with national security. Sec of Commerce: How did that happen? I don’t know, talk to the Senate staffers. And the Senate Staffers are like, well it says right here in the Chips Act that it has to do with National security so we sent it to DOD. Sec of Commerce: So what’s it for? It’s for Secure Enclave. Sec of Commerce: So who authorized that? The staffers.
JON: When I was digging into Secure Enclave… It did start under the Trump Admin. It was a DOD thing back in 2018 or 2019.
Here are the articles they are talking about:

March 14, 2024 

TechPowerUp — Pentagon Reportedly Refuses to invest $2.5 Billion into Secret Intel Defence grant 

Rumors from last week pointed to a possible $3.5 billion government defense-related investment—Intel was linked to this very lucrative semiconductor supply contract. Insiders posited that the US Department of Commerce was readying a rough $1 billion investment, while the Pentagon prepared around $2.5 billion. The latter has scrapped those plans, according to anonymous sources…

The US Department of Commerce deliberates over the nation’s CHIPS Act—this fund could be utilized to “make up for the shortfall,” following the Pentagon’s reported last minute course change. The Department of Commerce could be forced to foot the entire bill—of $3.5 billion—if Intel’s services are secured. Negotiations over a so-called “Secure Enclave” project have been ongoing since last year, according to insiders. It is possible that the “fast-moving” military spending bill set off alarms at the Pentagon—the Department of Defense’s reasonings were not revealed by Bloomberg’s investigation. Several media outlets have requested official comments from the two arms of government. Yesterday, Intel shares fell by 3%—as reported Investopedia—with the market reacting to rumors of cancelled plans.

Politico – I don’t know how this happened A $3B secret program undermining Biden’s tech policy


 …A backroom Washington deal brokered two years ago is undercutting a key part of President Joe Biden’s policy to grow the national high-tech manufacturing base — pushing more than $3 billion into a secretive national-security project promoted by chipmaker Intel.

In recent weeks, Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have been taking victory laps for the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act, a law intended to create jobs and fund innovation in a key global industry. It has already launched a series of grants, incentives and research proposals to help America regain its cutting-edge status in global semiconductor manufacturing.

But quietly, in a March spending bill, appropriators in Congress shifted $3.5 billion that the Commerce Department was hoping to use for those grants and pushed it into a separate Pentagon program called Secure Enclave, which is not mentioned in the original law.

The diversion of money from a flagship Biden initiative is a case study in how fragile Washington’s monumental spending programs can be in practice. Biden’s legacy is bound up in the fate of more than $1 trillion in government spending and tax incentives aimed at transforming the economy — but even money appropriated for a strategic national goal can wind up being rerouted for narrow or opaque purposes…

Gail Combs

And a bit more a little later.

1:28:45 – 1:32:00

BURNING BRIGHT:  “…a couple points on Elon… one project that Elon is funding that super Tesla Maxies [An online group] talk about all the time, but the MSM does not, is the DOJO Super computer system that he says he has been working on. They sort of MEMED on him a few years ago. They often do with a lot of the stuff he announces.

But it is basically, an ultra advanced AI learning system, that Elon has been developing. He basically… UMMm, there are some data guys that I follow specifically in the Tesla sphere, that are not Trump guys, not political guys. And they talk about people who think that people who think of Tesla as a car company have completely missed what is going on here.

They actually talk about every Tesla you see on the road as being a NODE that is gathering data in real time. The amount of data that is coming in all hours of the day, by these teslas on the road, mapping all US infra-structure, All international infra-structure, like physics, like all this crap is feeding into this DOJO super computer system that is run on AI chips that Musk is developing and claiming that DOJO is going to be this mass system of AI power projection… This is where we talk about the Public-Private partnerships and all that…

Elon has been connected to Peter Thiel forever….I really think this Tesla stuff, this DOJO stuff, the boring company, these are essentially US Military Contracts. We know literally that many of them have been funded with DOD money, and they are just in the private sector to protect them from the Dweep State that is in the US government. [Under Trump Elon was the top DOD contractor in terms of grants. –GC]

Business Insider
Donald Trump, Elon Musk, and Nelson Peltz met for breakfast, where they criticized Joe Biden and brought along their sons Barron, X, and Diesel

The two men met with Nelson Peltz in March at Montsorrel, Peltz’s estate in Palm Beach, Florida, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The three talked about this fall’s presidential election and took similarly critical stances on President Joe Biden’s administration, according to the Journal.

The meeting was first reported by the New York Times in March. Trump sought major donations to his campaign from multiple GOP donors who were there, the Times reported…


AXIOS – Trump weighs possible advisory role for Elon Musk WSJ reports

Flashback: Musk resigned from a pair of White House business advisory councils in 2017 after Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement.

The intrigue: The Journal reports that 👉Musk and billionaire Nelson Peltz are investing in a data-driven project aimed at preventing voter fraud, which has long been a Trump obsession.

*There was no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election, a fact repeatedly affirmed by Trump’s own attorney general, Bill Barr.

*Still, 👉Musk and Peltz told Trump about the plan at a meeting in March, according to the Journal — and briefed him on their private efforts to convince elite business leaders not to support Biden in November.

Was the meeting held at the Peltz mansion in order to avoid FBI surveillance while Anti voter fraud measures were discussed?


But it is basically, an ultra advanced AI learning system, that Elon has been developing. He basically… UMMm, there are some data guys that I follow specifically in the Tesla sphere, that are not Trump guys, not political guys. And they talk about people who think that people who think of Tesla as a car company have completely missed what is going on here. 

They actually talk about every Tesla you see on the road as being a NODE that is gathering data in real time. The amount of data that is coming in all hours of the day, by these teslas on the road, mapping all US infra-structure, All international infra-structure, like physics, like all this crap is feeding into this DOJO super computer system that is run on AI chips that Musk is developing and claiming that DOJO is going to be this mass system of AI power projection… This is where we talk about the Public-Private partnerships and all that…

Elon has been connected to Peter Thiel forever….I really think this Tesla stuff, this DOJO stuff, the boring company, these are essentially US Military Contracts. 

Very interesting idea. This is the kind of thing that could be one of the ways for them to “have it all,”

Gail Combs

I am a computer illiterate. but I thought it was interesting so I brought it here to see what the knowledgeable people thought.


We’re living in a different country now. This country will never get back to God & Country or Faith & Freedom or Liberty & Justice for all.

Every day, more and more of us are realizing that liberals, democrats, rhinos, globalists, woketards,  and other corrupt traitors are just plain evil. They are complicit in conspiring to overthrow our Faith and our Country which was formed based upon God-given rights and freedoms.

By all appearances we are well on our way down the path to the Tribulation and Armageddon. And we will, indeed, without fail, reach the Tribulation and Armageddon. It remains to be seen whether we are on a continual downslope, or whether God will grant us a reprieve from the evil, a revival perhaps, so that mankind can consider and ultimately reject yet another opportunity to follow God.

God has ultimate power. His Will will be done and His Plan will be accomplished without fail.

Evil will be punished. Good will be rewarded.

And all the glory will be given to God . . . forever.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy



Amen. Thanks for the reminder, Carl.



Not sure I can agree with that.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Let’s just say that recovery will appear very close to miraculous!


That’s better.


Only by a true revival, and then it will only be temporary. I don’t believe that God has indicated that the Tribulation and Armageddon are optional.


Nothing you don’t know, but points out it’s part of most belief systems, even in pure science. Everything has a life span and then it dies and unless it’s reborn it’s gone. The question is always how and when.


This guy says soon it will be harder and harder to meet people of faith, though he’s specific about people Christian faith.


Needless to say, everyone needs to take charge of themselves and their little corner of the world. Then hold on, do what you can and leave the rest to God.

Revivals are a thing as are deserts, wood lands and savannas. Trump will certainly help revival wise. Like Cyrus the Great he has much potential and more importantly he listens.

Meanwhile we can in our spare time focus on the megalomaniacs. No sense hastening our demise if can be helped. And I did find much of what I was looking for in Egypt concerning a deliberate flood. It comes with a name, time and method but I’m collecting more sources and checking to see if he was the only one. Perhaps another day. Still gathering.

Not to be a scare monger, but this one is interesting. Comes with a date. But of course dates are always fungible.


This guy says soon it will be harder and harder to meet people of faith –

Let no one deceive you by any means; for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ will not come unless the falling away comes first.


Unfortunately all the little leftists don’t realize they need one too or have at least a pass to get in. Living under the shadow in a tiny home just will not do.




I would love to have one of those but it would be too self-indulgent and take up too much room.


Its definitely a display piece. Theres already a Rivendell and looks like there are a couple more coming out. An Eiffel tower was released last year. Thats about 4ft tall!



Father God, I now follow your command to put on the full armor of God, because my battle is not against flesh and blood but against rulers, authorities, the powers of this dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the unseen world.

I first pray on the Belt of Truth that it may be buckled around my waist, may I be centered and encircled by your truth dear Lord. Hem me inside all that is true and right, and may I be protected and held up by the truth of your living word, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray on the Breastplate of righteousness, please protect my vital organs and my inner man, cover my integrity, my spirit, and my soul. Guard my heart for it is the wellspring of life, please strengthen and guard the most vulnerable places in my life with that which is right, good, and noble that I might not receive a fatal blow from the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray on the Gospel Shoes of Peace. I choose to stand in the shoes of your good news, and on the firm foundation of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the solid eternal rock. All other ground is sinking sand, I pray that I will not slip or fall, but that my feet would be firmly fitted on your lordship, my Lord Jesus. I choose to stand on you, so that the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus, the eternal Rock of Ages. I receive your holy peace now my Lord, from the sole of my feet to the crown of my head, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray the Shield of Faith into my hand now. As I take up the shield of faith, I ask that you might extinguish every dart and arrow that is launched from the enemy to take me down spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and every attempt of the enemy to destroy my joy. I ask that my faith in you would make it flame out. Extinguish every flaming arrow that would come against me, my life, my family, my home, or my ministry. May my faith always be out in front of me like a shield. Give me the courage to “faith my fears” by choosing to walk by faith and not by sight, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray on the Helmet of Salvation, that you might protect my mind from the thoughts that can lead me astray. I choose to take every thought captive, and arrest all intentioned ideas and motives that would harm others, or distract me from your holy will for me. I submit every captured thought to the Lordship of my Lord Jesus Christ, and ask that you would imprison those thoughts that are not of you my Lord. Transform my mind and renew my thinking that I may think God thoughts, and have a sober mind that is focused on your glory. Please protect me from being double minded that I may allow my mind, I reject to live an earthly life, because I choose to live a holy one, governed by you My Lord Jesus, the prince of peace, please have my mind to be saturated with the holy mind of Christ, in my Lord Jesus name.

Finally, I take up the Sword of the Spirit which is the holy word of God, I pray this powerful offensive weapon into my hand, and ask that your holy word would be fitting for every encounter I face. As the enemy gets close to me, please give me the insight, wisdom, and skill to wield the word of God to drive away the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.

May the enemy and his team flee from me, upon hearing the word of God spoken by the power and direction of the Holy Spirit. Give me the sword of the spirit to cut through the wiles of the devil, so that I may discern the schemes of the enemy when he is near.

With all kinds of prayers, supplication, and intercession I pray to you my Lord God as the one who fights my battles. Now that I’m in your holy powerful armor, I walk away covered and ready to face my day as you go before me, and please protect me in the midst of the spiritual warfare in this unseen world, in my Lord Jesus name.

Thank you my Lord, for the spiritual weapons of armor and prayer that you have given me. It is written no weapon formed against me shall prosper, and you will refute every tongue that accuses me. 

Thank you Father God, my Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit, that I am more than a conqueror in my Lord Jesus. I pray all of this in the mighty name of my Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

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I love You, Lord – You are my strength;
My rock; my refuge – my wavelength;
Without You, Lord – I am nothing at all;
Without Your help – I am just a screwball!

You are my solace in perilous times;
You poke and prod me to create these rhymes;
What should I say – I ask – out of the blue;
I have to admit – I haven’t a clue!

I Love You, Lord – there is nothing you ask;
That I would not do or set to the task;
So many times You have asked me to see;
And take on a problem far beyond me!

A young boy I met – oh, so long ago;
The pain in his heart he could not forego;
I knew neither what troubled him nor his pain;
Or what he could lose or have never again!

I taught him the Bible – I tried my best;
He would not take part in this learning quest;
He would pummel me with spitballs at every turn;
And make the girls laugh until class would adjourn!

I scolded him – questioned him – to no avail;
Each week his antics just seemed to prevail;
So I gave him an assignment not easy or quick;
A problem – a paper – twas no gimmick!

One week had he to complete this sole task;
Precise – with references – just as I ask;
At the next class – he presented to all;
A magnificent paper – as I recall!

Can you imagine my unexpected delight?
As I listened to him speak – share his insight;
He was brilliant – he was wise – beyond his years;
My heart filled with joy – my eyes filled with tears!

After the class, I thanked him profusely;
Did not hold back my praise even loosely;
From that day on, he gave his all weekly;
No longer did I look at this class bleakly!

Then, one day he came to class with sadness;
Gone was his joy – gone was his gladness;
He asked – after class – could he talk with me;
Surely, I said – wondering what it could be!

He said he was sorry he could not be in class;
With me next year – it was impossible – alas!
His family was moving far away;
And that is not all he wanted to say!

I want to say what a great teacher you are;
How sorry I am I misbehaved and by far;
No one has ever cared about me like you;
See – I was a mistake – not much I could do!

Shocked and dismayed – what could I say;
I asked why he thought of himself that way;
He told me he heard his parents say;
He was a ‘mistake’ they had made one day!

Oh, no – said I – that is not what they meant;
A child late in life was their only lament;
The reason I know this and listen – please do;
The mistake that was made was not really you!

Children are gifts that come only from God;
And really – the fact it came later – was odd;
There is something important you need to know;
God makes no mistakes – my little fellow!

D01: 6/05/2013





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Something went wrong I know not what
I snapped and crumbled into a squat
An attack from the enemy I now wrestle
And here I am – Lord – a broken vessel

I cannot as yet understand 
Though I know it is all in His plan
To use me in my brokenness
To effect some sort of togetherness

I am confused and disoriented
My mind and body are segmented
Stiff as a board on one side of my face
Half of my limbs are stuck in place

I cannot speak or mutter a sound
A plague of irregularities abound
My eyes tell a story none want to hear
So please be patient – don’t fret my dear

I cry out inside please come to my aid
In my anguish I think I might have prayed
My mind is all scrambled I make no sense
Right now there is no recompense

What can I do to ease your pain
It is difficult in this condition to explain
God allowed this to happen for a reason
All in its time and its season 

Please pray for me for I cannot
In this brokenness I am caught
You know me well not easily defeated
I will not give in or even feel cheated

Send me a smile – a bouquet of roses
Some open and some closes
Pray me a prayer and send it right up
In the morning pretend we share a cup

Please do not forget God loves us so much
I know He is here – I can feel His touch
Be not despaired I will be fine
I just have to untangle and rewind

Know that I love all y’all
Remember this is just a minor fall
Talk to me in pictures of various kinds
A great way to connect our minds

I will just say good-bye for now
With God and His Angels somehow
I will get through this and be better than new
All because of the prayers of you and you!

D01: 02/13/2022


Thank you so much for the poems you posted today — especially for The Broken Vessel…one can learn a great deal from this poem.
Thank you also for all of the wonderful inspiring things you bring to the board every day.
Prayers ongoing for you here and at Marica’s blog. May the Almighty God grant you good health, well-being, and Peace of mind.


THANKS, CV !!! 🥰


Special like the like the last, but they all seem that way! 😁 Ty Duchess! 🙂




Psalm 91.The most powerful prayer from the Bible. God’s protection, healing

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Sleep Well with Psalms. Psalm 91, Psalm 121, Psalm 3, Psalm 4, Psalm 139.

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And it snowballed from there! 😆 Ackkk!


That was back in the days when we had innocent comedy and fun. People dressed in costumes for various occasions, just for fun. Comedians dressed as women to use the absurdity to make people laugh. I hate what they’ve done to us, but there is some pushback, and I think it will increase.


Of course if your Tedros, you don’t inject anything.

Nice man will wait till everyone has a shot before he takes his. Might not of heard about how many shots are being dumped? Someone should insist that he take his now along with the boosters.



Wow, that’s pretty blatant. I think the loony Dem base would crucify any politician who did anything in Trump’s favor. 🍿


Yes, but it’s their way to replace Biden by having Hochul seem reasonable after which she’ll use it to take the nomination away from old Joe at the convention. I’m sure it will piss off the other contenders who didn’t have gumption to run. Lets see who howls the loudest. Already she made the mistake of just not doing it without a trial balloon which is what this is. Now they’ll have to argue the merits of a pardon which will be another indicator to just how corrupt the whole process is.


Very reasonable and logical request. Since the PTrump conviction was purely political and intended to damage PTrump as a candidate, then PTrump’s pardon should also be purely political since the PTrump conviction is clearly helping PTrump as a candidate.


FK pardon. Pardon means he did something wrong.

The only thing 45-47 did wrong was expose Buydun and the DS corruption, grift and pedo present in the US gov’t and the world.

And, he did not back down. He is still fighting. Fk pardon


You forgot the “g” in Buydung.

Gail Combs

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David Plouffe

It is not enough to simply beat Trump. He must be DESTROYED THOROUGHLY. His kind must not rise again.

2:30 PM – 13 Jun 2016

Plouffe is an American political and business strategist best known as the campaign manager for Barack Obama’s successful 2008 presidential campaign.”

David Plouffe | The Obama Foundation

Board Member

David Plouffe leads the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s policy and advocacy team. For more than 25 years, David has developed strategies to bring people together around common causes. He has held senior positions in government and the private sector including his role as manager of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. David also served as White House Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chief Advisor at Uber Technologies, Inc, where he remains a member of the Board of Directors. He is a veteran of several congressional, gubernatorial and presidential campaigns and served as Executive Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and senior staff member to Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. He holds a BA from the University of Delaware and is the author of of the New York Times bestseller, The Audacity to Win.

Complete with PURPLE TIE…

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That’s hilarious.


Join Trump Force 47

Trump Force 47 is the official army of volunteer neighborhood organizers working together to defeat Joe Biden and the far-left liberal democrats.

Your small time commitment will have a big impact on the outcome of November’s elections.

Home | Trump Force 47

Steve Bannon War Room:


‘Trump Force 47’ program overview

Dubbed “Trump Force 47,” the program aims to mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers through “neighbor-to-neighbor” organizing, as Trump gears up for a potential rematch against President Joe Biden in November.

The joint initiative between the Trump campaign and the RNC will rely on state and local parties, as well as precinct-level organization, according to RNC Chair Michael Whatley. Supporters have the option to become “Trump Force 47 Captains” or receive training as poll watchers, as per The Hill.

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Trump Force 47? It can’t be! Where’s the “17”?

No. Wait. 4 x 7 = 28. Wait for it. And 4 + 7 = 11! So what?
28 – 11 = 17!!! Yes!!! Another undeniable, irrefutable and absolute Q Proof!!!

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It’s only about Trump becoming the 47th president, not Q. Nice job of showing how numbers can be manipulated, though!


God provided the symmetry! Not so easy to shake off. Is what it is! 😁


It’s random. 😅

4 + 7 = 11. 1 + 1 = 2, for his second term!
28 + 11= 39. 3 + 9 = 12. Multiply 1 X 2, and you get 2, for his seond term!
2 + 8 = 10. 10 + 11 = 21. 2 X 1 = 2, for his second term!


I’m truly amazed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


When there are no rules to apply, you choose the ones that make it fit your desired outcome. When you have a 1 and a 2 and you need the answer to be 2, you multiply them instead of adding them.




Dershowitz: It’s a Day After the Ruling and I Still Don’t Know What the Crime Is – Merchan Took This a Step Further than Stalin – Supreme Court Should See This Case and Reverse This Case | The Gateway Pundit | by Jim Hoft


I was just reading portions of the transcript on GWP. Excellent commentary.


Ought to be known as Lowfare.


Jonathan Turley (emphasis mine)
Trump is Convicted: What Comes Next?

…I am obviously saddened by the verdict, but not surprised. Until the very end, I was hopeful that there would be a hung jury, a result that could restore some integrity to the New York criminal justice system. However, I previously noted that the jury instructions made conviction much more likely. I referred to the deliberations as a legal “canned hunt” due to instructions that made conviction a near certainty.

You could feel the weight of history in the courtroom, though we still have to see what history was made. For some, it was the conviction of the first president of a felony. For others, it was the key moment where the weaponization of the criminal system became clear and inescapable. It was both, obviously…

So what happens next?

Obviously, appeals will be taken. As I said last night, we must keep the faith. Indeed, moments like this require us to take a leap of faith in a nation that remains committed to the rule of law. Manhattan is neither the entirety of the country nor the legal system. I believe that these convictions will be overturned, but it will take time. Judge Merchan committed, in my view, layers of reversible error. Eventually, this case may reach the United States Supreme Court.

It has been suggested that an appeal could be taken directly to the Supreme Court. I find that doubtful after the Supreme Court rejected an expedited process for Special Counsel Jack Smith in his federal prosecutions. It will work first through the New York appellate system.

I hope Turley is mistaken here. Jack Smith was not running for president, nor was he persecuted by his political opponent.

As for the criminal process, Trump will have to meet with a probation officer for an interview. That officer will make recommendations to the court.

There is a possibility of a jail sentence for felonies that come with up to four years for each offense. Any jail sentences would almost certainly run concurrently. However, any jail sentence would be ridiculous in Manhattan for an elderly first-offender in a non-violent offense.

Everything about this case has been ridiculous. I think jail time has been their goal all along. The only reason it wouldn’t happen is if they think it would help Trump politically.

Consistent with his past commentary, MSNBC legal analyst and former Mueller aide Andrew Weissmann predicted that Merchan will give Trump jail time. He is not alone as legal analysts seemed to get caught up in a thrill-kill conviction.

They wanted the mugshot, and they got it. They wanted Trump stuck in a courtroom for weeks, and they got it. They wanted a conviction, and they got it. They would dearly love to see Trump in handcuffs and taken to prison.

It is much more likely that Merchan will impose a sentence without a jail sentence, though with fines. The most appropriate, in my view, would be a conditional discharge that requires Trump not to commit a new crime or face potential imprisonment.

That’s not enough for the vampires.

Merchan could also tailor a sentence to require home confinement or even weekend jailing. Those options would raise serious conflicts with his campaigning and obviously, if elected, serving as president. Even the probation process will be awkward since a convicted defendant ordinarily has to get approval for any travel outside of the state from his probation officer.

“Conficts with campaigning” is the goal. That’s why this needs to be resolved ASAP.

Sentences can also include community service, counseling and other requirements.

After his ruling in this trial, it is impossible to rule anything out. However, any jail sentence would add even more outrage to an abuse of the criminal law system.


Bragg’s thrill kill in Manhattan could prove short-lived on appeal

Some of the most compelling problems can be divided into four groups.

The Judge

Acting Supreme Court justice Juan Merchan was handpicked for this case rather than randomly selected. This is only the latest in a litany of Trump cases where Merchan has meted out tough rulings against Trump and his organization. With any other defendant, there would likely be outrage over his selection. Merchan donated to President Biden. Even though the state bar cleared that violation based on the small size of the contribution, it later stressed that no such contributions were appropriate for a judge. We learned later that Merchan has contributed to a group to stop the GOP and Trump. Merchan’s daughter is also a Democratic organizer who has helped raise millions against Trump and the GOP and for the Democrats.

To his credit, CNN legal analyst Elie Honig has previously said that this case was legally dubious, uniquely targeted Trump and could not succeed outside of an anti-Trump district. On the judge, he recently challenged critics on the fairness of assigning a Biden donor who has earmarked donations for “resisting the Republican Party and Donald Trump’s radical right-wing legacy.” He asked “Would folks have been just fine with the judge staying on the case if he had donated a couple bucks to “Re-elect Donald Trump, MAGA forever!”? “Absolutely not.”

What is equally disturbing is the failure of Merchan to protect the rights of the defendant and what even critics admit were distinctly pro-prosecution rulings in the trial. It is not just the appearance of a conflict with Judge Merchan but a record of highly biased decisions. In watching Merchan in the courtroom, I was shocked by his rulings as at times incomprehensible and conflicted.

The Charges

A leading threshold issue will be the decision to allow Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to effectively try Trump for violations of federal law. The Justice Department declined any criminal charges against Trump under federal election law over the alleged “hush money” payments. The Federal Election Commission likewise found no basis for a civil fine. With no federal prosecution, Bragg decided to use an unprecedented criminal theory not only to zap a dead misdemeanor into life (after the expiration of the statute of limitation) but to allow him to try violations of not only federal election law but also federal taxation violations. In other words, the Justice Department would not prosecute federal violations, so Bragg effectively did it in state court.

Even when closing arguments were given, analysts on various networks admitted that they were unclear about what Bragg was alleging. The indictment claimed a violation under New York’s election law 17-152 that the falsification of business records were committed to further another crime as an unlawful means to influence the election. However, in a maddeningly circular theory, that other crime could be the falsification of business records. It could also be violations of federal election and taxation laws, which Trump was never charged with, let alone convicted of.

The Evidence

Judge Merchan allowed a torrent of immaterial and prejudicial evidence to be introduced into the trial by the prosecution. That included testimony from porn actress Stormy Daniels that went into details about having sex with Trump. She included a clear suggestion that Trump raped her. After this utterly disgraceful testimony, Merchan expressed regret but actually blamed the defense counsel, despite their prior objections to the testimony. He had previously chastised counsel for making continued objections, but now he criticized them for not continuing to make objections.

Merchan was equally conflicted in his other orders. For example, he allowed the prosecutors to introduce the plea agreement of Michael Cohen to federal election violations as well as the non-prosecution agreement of David Pecker on such violations. However, it was allowed only for the purposes of credibility and context. He issued an instruction that the jury could not consider the plea or the agreement to establish or impute the guilt of Trump.

The prosecutors then proceeded to expressly state that it was “a fact” that federal election violations occurred in this case and that Trump ordered those violations. They also solicited such statements from witnesses like Cohen. Merchan overruled the objections that the prosecutors were eviscerating his instruction. Merchan also barred the use of a legal expert, former FEC Chair Brad Smith, who was prepared to testify that such payments cannot be viewed as federal election violations and would not affect the election even if they were considered contributions, since they would not even have had to be reported until after the election.

Merchan is likely to be upheld in denying the expert, since the court retains the authority to state what the law is to the jury. The problem is that Merchan failed to do so. Worse still, he allowed the jury to hear the opposite in the repeated false claim that these payments were campaign contributions.

The Instructions

Even with all of the reversible errors, some of us held out hope that there might be a hung jury. That hope was largely smashed by Merchan in his instructions to the jury. The court largely used standard instructions in a case that was anything but standard. However, the instruction also allowed for doubt as to what the jury would ultimately find. When the verdict came in, we were still unsure what Trump was convicted of.

Merchan allowed the jury to find that the secondary offense was any of the three vaguely defined options. Even on the jury form, they did not have to specify which of the crimes were found. Under Merchan’s instruction, the jury could have split 4-4-4 on what occurred in the case. They could have seen a conspiracy to conceal a federal election violation, falsification of business records or taxation violations. We will never know. Worse yet, Trump will never know.

The Supreme Court has repeatedly emphasized that the requirement of unanimity in criminal convictions is sacrosanct in our system. While there was unanimity that the business records were falsified to hide or further a second crime, there was no express finding of what that crime may have been. In some ways, Trump may have been fortunate by Merchan’s cavalier approach. Given that the jury convicted Trump across the board, they might have found all of three secondary crimes. The verdict form never asked for such specificity.

These are just a few of the appellate issues. There are other challenges, including but not limited to due process violations on the lack of specificity in the indictment, vagueness of the underlying state law and the lack of evidentiary foundation for key defenses like “the legitimate press function.” They are the reason why many of us view this case is likely to be reversed in either the state or federal systems. None of that is likely to dampen the thrill in this kill in Manhattan. 

But if Biden wins the election before this conviction is overturned, history’s judgment will be deafening.


Despicable: Trump May Be Banned From Visiting Six Key Countries Even if Re-Elected President and Must Surrender His Firearms Thanks to Bogus Criminal Conviction

➡️ New York immigration attorney Karin Wolman revealed to the New York Post on Saturday that if Trump were to prevail in November, his conviction on felony counts “would almost certainly affect his ability to travel for diplomatic purposes” to countries such as the following six countries: Australia, China, India, Israel, New Zealand, and Taiwan.

AustraliaIndiaIsraelTaiwan, and New Zealand are important U.S. allies, while China is America’s most prominent geopolitical foe.

Wolman notes that all six nations require visas to visit, and the visa applications include questions about criminal backgrounds.

To enter these countries, Trump would likely have to apply for a waiver and a temporary visa, according to Wolman. “It will be up to each country whether they want to waive his 34 felony convictions,” she said.

While Wolman said that she does not foresee these countries banning Trump, one cannot rule out the possibility of a ban if deranged leftists take over the allied governments or if China wants to use the conviction to send a message.

➡️ But the news gets even worse for the 45th president. Trump, a licensed gun owner, will also have to hand over his firearms in the coming weeks thanks to the conviction.

Under New York state and federal law, convicted felons are forbidden from possessing firearms. Criminal defense attorney Peter Tilem explained to the Post this means that another person must take the guns or they must be surrendered to state authorities by Trump’s July 11 sentencing.

“There is no grace period,” Tilem said. “You are federally prohibited once you are convicted.”

Back in 2016, Trump told a French magazine during an interview regarding a string of terror attacks in France that he is always packing heat.

“I always carry a weapon on me,” he said. “If I’d been at the Bataclan concert hall or one of those bars, I would have opened fire.”

This needs to be overturned NOW.


Good enough grounds to go the Supreme Court.


That’s what I think. Too bad we’re not in charge. 😅

Robert Baker

At Trump’s level, particularly for a President Trump such statutes are irrelevant. This is just part of the the propaganda campaign.


You don’t think they will apply the law and have him turn in his guns?

Robert Baker

I am speaking more to the foreign policy aspects from the beginning of the article. However, I would doubt that Florida or any other sane state would fail to recognize the sham conviction and act accordingly particularly with respect to Trump’s 2nd amendment rights.


US Constitution, Article IV, Section 1:

Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.

Robert Baker

You are of course free to believe that the Constitution matters as an argument in this case. In some respects it does not matter. For example, if a state passes a law saying that abortion is legal in its borders does that mean that another state that has no such law will be required to provide abortion services to anyone who asks? The short answer is no.

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I saw a headline that DeSantis is going to restore Trump’s voting rights in FL. I haven’t read it, so I don’t know what he’s going to do. I don’t know how it would apply to 2A rights.


Easy work around.

Could “give” his guns to one of his children or Melania. Just can’t have access.


Even Barron is 18 — all his children would qualify.




Katalin Kariko : Apologies if this woman has already been on the radar, but this is the first I’ve heard of her and her connection to the Fouci gang.

Go in at approximately 10:30 until 17:17 ish



15:57 ish, she met fauci’s henchman and mentioned mRNA to him whilst fauci was trying to make a vaccine for HIV, so that was probably prior to the covid scam.


It sounds like both Gen Flynn and President Trump are both on board with creating the new Department of Retribution. Someone tell Ivan to shine his shoes and get a hair cut, he’s on deck soon!

General Mike Flynn Tells Colonel Douglas Macgregor Why the Trump Conviction Is Bigger Than Trump [VIDEO]

Gail Combs

  :wpds_shock:   :wpds_smile:   :wpds_grin:   :wpds_cool:   :wpds_lol:  YEEEHAHHHhhhhh!

Best news I heard today!

I spent the day putting church kids on ponies. A very very nice church in a city. They were all sweethearts.

Racism?? WHAT Racism, I saw all races at that event and they were ALL very nice and polite.

It sure made my day after the shock of yesterday.


Col Macgregor brings reality to Swedon…


Companies Are Scaling Back ‘Pride Month’ Celebrations Over Fears of Conservative Boycotts

…Matt Skallerud, president of Pink Media, an organization that “helps brands reach the LGBTQ+ demographic,” told the newspaper that the media is refusing to admit how badly the boycotts have affected them.

“Especially during Pride season, most companies like ours are pretty busy working on Pride projects. I can tell you for myself, I have not been, and I think it’s across the board,” he said.

“Nobody in the media, marketing and advertising world wants to admit how heavy and hard this has been,” he said. “Ever since Target and Bud Light had their fiascos last year, a tremendous number of brands have decided it would be much better to sit on the sidelines and let this sort itself out.”

While this may not be the end of Pride Month, it certainly indicates that the whole concept may be in decline. Conservatives should learn from this victory and continue voting with their wallets and support companies that align with their values.

It’s about time! Last year was the worst for putting it in our faces. Our voices and boycotts do make a difference, and IMO we need to double down.

Gail Combs


I REFUSE to ever shop at Target again PERIOD!


Same here. I haven’t shopped at Target since they started letting men in women’s facilities.


Always remember:


There’s a demon in the middle.


Not mine, but I sure use it a lot.



Pun unintended


Who knows whether there’s any truth in this…

Alvin Bragg’s Office Accused of Leaking Trump’s Potential Sentence to ‘The View’ — Likely to Recommend a Year Behind Bars for Trump at Rikers Island (VIDEO)

…Now, ‘The View’ co-host Sunny Hostin, who seemed quite pleased with the developments, shared on the air…

“I spent this morning speaking to someone from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. They’re called street fighters. He believes that they will recommend a one-year term in prison. And that is because when you spend a year in prison in New York or under, you serve in Rikers Island,” Austin said.

According to Hostin, this recommendation serves not just as punishment but as a stern message to society that such conduct will not be tolerated again.

“The other thing I’d like to say is the other reason that they will do this is because he has shown an utter disregard for our institutions. And prosecutors, when you are recommending a sentence, you are not just recommending a sentence so that they can be rehabilitated or so that they can be punished. You’re sending a message to the community that this is not going to happen again. This is not okay. ”

“The other thing I want to say is that there’s another thing that they will likely recommend is a six-month split, six months at Rikers, and then the rest, five years—four and a half years of probation that is under New York law,” Hostin said.

SCOTUS, please pick up the courtesy phone…


So, a “six-month split” at Rikers Island.
So, if this takes effect on the day of Donald Trump’s sentencing, 11 July, that means the six months would be finished on 11 JANUARY 2025 — WELL AFTER the 2024 election and AFTER the 2024 election is certified.
So, if this takes effect on 11 July, AND the “judge” adds “CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS” on Donald Trump’s behavior in prison during the six month period — for example, Donald Trump will not be permitted to campaign from jail; will not be permitted to post anything on social media; will not be permitted to make or receive phone calls from his campaign staff or from the RNC; will not be permitted to have Secret Service agents by him 24/7 — God help him, and God help us all.

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Brave and Free

TY for these!


THANK YOU for the Evening Prayers! May you also have a restful and blessed night’s sleep.


I do not know how to take the pic out sorry 🙁
General Flynn Colonel Macgregor
If you have time listening is well worth it.


No need to remove the picture. This is Excellent!. Was hoping the whole thing was available.


McGregor says “They want to keep us down with Bread and Circuses” as one of his softer lines… but actually they are running out of bread and no one’s coming to the circus any more. You’d have to tune into infowars for a more dire picture…

Speaking of… here’s Alex Jones from yesterday. Unfortunately he’s sounding more and more sane every day. Good insight here.


DEVELOPING: Alex Jones Claims Feds in the Process to Illegally Seize InfoWars Studios — “Feds Attempting To Shut Down Infowars Tonight!” (VIDEO) Jim Hᴏft Jun. 1, 2024 3:36 pm 335 Comments

Bannon talking to Info Wars an hour ago.


What are the grounds for shutting down AJ? IOW, what are they using as the justification, if you know. I don’t know who is doing it, either.


Hard to find details.

Something from his being guilty of somethingt o do with Sandy hook and pay an obscene amount of money.

Feds going to confiscate AJ stuff, sell it….

Some stuff but nothing concrete here.



Thanks. I guess they think they are justified in confiscating his property to pay what he owes? But if he declared bankruptcy, I don’t understand how that would be the case.

Maybe he should have news crews on the scene and contact local law enforcement and his Congressional reps.

I found this at GWP:

“I learned at 4:00 PM today, just a few hours ago, that Infowars was going to be shut and closed tonight. We have hired security here, a private contractor. They were told, ‘Get ready to close the doors, change the locks, and InfoWars is going to be shut down,’” Jones said Friday.

“I learned about this and said, ‘Well, I’m going to go expose this. I’m going to talk about this. This is all having the bankruptcy. It’s not the court doing it.’ I’ll reveal who’s behind it soon. And so I made some phone calls and did some things. They said, ‘Okay, we’ll back off for now if you do X, Y, and Z.’ I don’t believe anything I’m being told. So when I tell you that this could be the last show I ever do from Infowars, 50% chance. There’s a 50% chance this has what’s happening right now,” he added.


They are beginning to round up those influencers who the Marxist deem dangerous.
One needs to understand their mentality. Shut down free speech shut down those who support. Trump and speak truth to the masses.

Happy go lucky

Pray without ceasing


I am and that is our last hope.


Good 🙂


Thanks for posting that, after seeing the short clip up page I tried to find the whole video but was unsuccessful.


That is all I saw.


BREAKING: Miriam Adelson is planning on contributing over $100 million to a super PAC for Trump.

Adelson is a principal shareholder of Las Vegas Sands and majority owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has an estimated net worth of $33.3 billion.

Gail Combs


I hope she is well blessed for this generosity to Trump and more importantly to our country!


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Oh so true. Hypocrites!!


‘Hypocrite’ is just an alternate spelling for ‘Democrat’.

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There’s a new link on the Substack website for Dr. Peter McCullough, https://petermcculloughmd.substack.com (revered anti-COVID-19 “vaccine” exposer of the truth about these “vaccines”), on the “Recommendations” list —

“The Kennedy Beacon American Values 2024”

which takes one to the website for the 2024 Presidential campaign for RFK, Jr.


I just don’t want RFKJ to pull voters from Trump.


Or to pull guns from Americans.

There’s something wrong with the brain of a person who puts their faith in government and wants to prevent people from defending themselves, both against attack by criminals and by government (but I repeat myself).


YAY, YAY, YAY! Vindication!
Recall that Yours Truly did weeks of “deep dives” quite a while ago, reading through dozens of FOIA documents related to the huge C4591001 “clinical trial” by Pfizer-BioNTech of the company’s modRNA “flagship” COVID-19 “vaccine”, BNT162b2, and presenting summaries on this board?

Voila! There’s now a Version 1 audit of C4591001! –— it’s here:
“Pfizer/BioNTech C4591001 Trial – Audit Report – v1 (2024-05-31)”
by Openvaet, Dr. Ah Kahn Syed, Josh Guetzkow, et al.
Yours Truly: Among the multiple areas of anomalies, data distortions / missing data, etc., that are covered in this audit, there is also a discussion of the “Process 1” and “Process 2” manufacturing methods for BNT162b2. HIGHER RATES OF ADVERSE EFFECTS were noted in the test subjects who were injected with BNT162b2 made by “Process 2.”
One hopes that this audit is used to bring Pfizer-BioNTech to justice.

Yours Truly will add:
Pfizer-BioNTech gave only 6 months’ worth of “data” from the C4591001 “clinical trial” of BNT162b2 to the FDA in the fall of 2020 — these “data” were the basis for the FDA granting the initial EUA in December 2020, for BNT162b2 to be used in the United States.

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Once Argentina hangs a couple of Pfizer Pfraudsters, every other nation will wonder why their governments didn’t.

Brave and Free

Only if he doesn’t commit suicide first, from being overly depressed.


Too funny watching Cuomo lie about trashing Ivermectin.



“Wrong! You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About!” – Megyn Kelly Schools a Triggered Dan Abrams on His Own Show During Explosive Debate Over Trump Guilty Verdict (VIDEO)




The last time I saw Dan Abrams, his hair was dark brown!

Wasn’t expecting that! 😂


Tim Pool takes a knee.

Tim Pool Abruptly Ends Live Stream as Laura Loomer Calls for Treason Charges and Death Penalty for Democrats Accused of Coup Against Donald Trump

During the show, Loomer passionately voiced her frustrations with the political forces aligned against Trump, calling for stark actions against these “traitors.”
“Wake up. Stop being nice to these people,” Loomer said. “I don’t give a sh*t about these people, their livelihood, their well-being, the well-being of their families, their little kids. I don’t give a sh*t. And that’s the mentality that everybody needs to have now in this country, because it is war. It is war.”

Pool echoed Loomer’s sentiments, asserting that there was “no question” that if Trump were reelected, he should start locking Democrats up.

“Should there be lists of Democrats who need to go to jail? 100%,” Pool said. “And the reason for that is they committed crimes… And the reason we can put them on trial is to show the whole world we will uncover what you’ve done. We will make sure everyone knows, and you will be held accountable for it.”

“Not just jail, they should get the death penalty,” Loomer said.

As Loomer began to call for the death penalty as punishment for treason, the live stream was suddenly cut off. The video disappeared from YouTube and was replaced with a disclaimer stating it had been “removed by the uploader.”

After the abrupt end of the live stream, one user asked Loomer who pulled the plug on the feed.
“Who pulled the feed? Was it Tim? It went down on YouTube and Rumble at the same time?” the user asked.

In her response, she confirmed that it was Pool who ended the stream when she called for treason charges and the death penalty for Democrats accused of plotting against Trump to prevent his YouTube account from being taken down due to her comments.

“Tim Pool had to cut the feed. He ended the stream when I said people who committed treason in our country (I was talking about the Democrats who staged a coup against Donald Trump) should be tried for TREASON and get the DEATH PENALTY,” Loomer wrote on X.

“Apparently you’re not allowed to say that on YouTube even though it’s literally in our US legal system… I am not angry with Tim. It’s not his fault that YouTube is pro-censorship. Obviously I don’t want his account to be taken down just because I was defending Donald Trump and because I said there needs to be a trial and then the maximum punishment on the books for TREASON,” she added.

“I stand by everything I said. The Leftists at the top of this lawfare machine are committing treason. Many of these efforts are funded by the CCP. These lawfare agents and communists deserve the death penalty. I will say it till I’m blue in the face because it’s TRUE. I believe Tim Pool is posting the show on Rumble. Hopefully he will tweet the link out so all Of you can watch the show,” Loomer concluded.

Pool, who recently confessed that he did not vote for Trump in 2016, faced criticism for his decision to end the livestream. Some users accused him of prioritizing monetization and income over free speech, while others defended his action as a necessary business decision.

One user commented, “I like watching Tim but he still feels monetization and income is more important than his and guest’s free speech, since he won’t simultaneously cast to Rumble.”
Another commented, “Content creators should be boycotting Google. That is the only way things will change, but none will because they don’t want to give up the $. The overlords know this. This is how the matrix controls information.”

A third user expressed disappointment, stating, “I blame him. He supports a platform that censors common viewpoints. He does it because it’s self serving, right?”

Another user defended Pool’s action, stating, “Was definitely a business decision. Tim has 50 employees can’t afford to be spended for a week. Laura sometime is just too hot for live television too spicy.”

Another wrote, “Censorship is starting to get ridiculous now. Though I understand Tim’s perspective of running a business, it’s ridiculous you can’t say something that is WRITTEN into US Law.”


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