Nothing to See Here. Move Along.

Former top FBI counterintelligence agent Charles McGonigal  has been indicted and arrested for illegally working for a Russian oligarch.

McGonigal, who was deeply involved in Russia Collusion Hoax investigation, is charged with money laundering and violating US sanctions law by working for Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

You Get What You Pay For …

… then you pay for what you got. After Trump was elected, a video surfaced of a Google employee meeting in which the corporate leadership said they could not allow an election like that to happen again, and there’s plenty of evidence suggesting that Google participated with other tech companies in tipping the scales in Biden’s favor in 2020. They got what they paid for.

Of course, what they paid for is a dangerously incompetent administration. The poor economy is but one Joe Biden’s failures. Google may be big, but it’s not so big that it isn’t affected by a stagnant economy. They’re laying off 12,000 employees.

As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the ways Brett Kimberlin has tried to stir interest in his not-for-profits is by making bogus offers of rewards.For example, Velvet Revolution US (which later morphed into Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc) offered $100,000 for information related to election fraud when it had a negative net worth and no cash on hand, and Kimberlin used the Breitbart Unmasked website to promote the fake offer. This was posted six years ago today at BU.

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That post is still up.

BTW, Kimberlin didn’t offer such a reward in 2020.

A Civic Duty

This may come as a shock to some of the Gentle Readers, but there are people out there who don’t believe the 2020 elections were fair and honest. They feel they were stolen. It’s not good for a large portion of the electorate to believe they were cheated. Therefore, it’s important that as many candidates win with vote counts outside the margin of theft.

Let me be clear about what I mean. Consider the following election scenario.

After the legitimate votes have been countered, the results are as follows:

Candidate R 1,227,500
Candidate D 1,225,000
Candidate 3 50,000

It turns out that most of the vote counters are affiliated with the D party, so they begin to look for “missing” votes, and they “find” them in a county where the D:R voter registration is 10:1 and the usual vote favors the Ds by 5:1. The actual turnout in the county was a bit low (lack of enthusiasm for Candidate D), but they are able to “find” 13,000 ballots without exceeding the total registration numbers for the county. When those votes are added, the result becomes

Candidate R 1,229,500
Candidate D 1,235,000
Candidate 3 51,000

That’s the sort of fraud that is possible when the vote between to top two candidates is only 0.2 percent apart. If the same 2,500,000 voter turnout had left larger margin, the search of “missing” votes would have had to expand beyond safe precincts into more competitive areas. A 2 percent spread is hard to overcome. A 4 percent spread is safer.

One of the best things we can do to make sure the election is fair is to cast our own ballots that can be legitimately counted rather than leave our unvoted registration as a vote to be “found.”

So go vote on election day.

Don’t Get Cocky, But …

… the scenario I suggested on 22 January, 2021, seems to be playing out as scripted.

I suspect that the Democrats will have a brief but spectacular run at messing up the economy or getting us into some nasty foreign entanglement. In a burst of overreach not unlike the passing of Obamacare (“We have to pass the bill in order to find out what’s in it.”), they will quickly find themselves in a-bridge-too-far land. It’s inevitable because they simply cannot follow the wisdom in Oscar Wilde’s bon mot: “One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.” They cheat even when they don’t have to.

The next couple of years are going to be brutal. The following two won’t be much better.

Earlier this year, I wrote this—

As the Democrats have been failing in most of their overreach for the last year-and-a-half and as the effects of the Xiden Administration’s incompetence compound, it’s becoming more likely that the Republicans will take control of at least one of the houses of Congress in the next election. If that happens, I don’t expect the Democrats to take their L and leave quietly. In that case, the last two months of 2022 will be very, very ugly.

It seems to me that the Democrats quickly realized that they would be turned out by the midterm elections. They’ve been willing to ruin the economy with facially corrupt legislation in order to transfer as much wealth as possible to themselves and their supporters. The “Inflation Reduction Act” was their big haul.

Abortion, racism, and January 6 are the issues the Democrats would like to campaign on, but it’s inflation, illegal immigration, energy, and education that the voters seem to care about. The Democrats and the public seem to be on opposite sides of those issues. Whether the election is a red ripple or a tsunami, control of Congress is likely to change.

But will things get better?

The next two years will be interesting.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Two of the interesting news stories from yesterday were Tulsi Gabbard’s departure from the Democrats and the testimony from an FBI Analyst in the Igor Danchenko trial that the agency offered offered Christopher Steele one million dollars if he could corroborate allegations in his infamous dossier but Steele could not do so..

Brett Kimberlin appears to be associated with the Ukrainian connected Democrats who were pushing the Russia Collusion Hoax, and he’s still flogging that dead horse. I found this at the Justice Through Music Project website last night—

The Twenty-Four Hour Rule

I have found it is usually best to wait for a full day to pass before offering any non-obvious comments or attempted analysis about events such as the FBI raid on Mar-a-Largo. Indeed, it may be wise to keep my powder dry until reliable evidence is available, and that may take a while.

UPDATE—The search warrant authorizing the raid is sealed.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The State Department’s Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information on foreign interference in U.S. elections.

The reward offer seeks information leading to the identification or location of any foreign person or entity who knowingly engaged or is engaging in foreign election interference. The reward offer also seeks information leading to the prevention, frustration, or favorable resolution of an act of foreign election interference, including by dismantling, in whole or significant part, an organization engaged in such activity.

Will Brett Kimberlin and Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc be able to cash in?

Joe Biden Frustrated?

Politico would have us believe so. They’ve got a post up that leads with this:

President Joe Biden and his aides have grown increasingly frustrated by their inability to turn the tide against a cascade of challenges threatening to overwhelm the administration.

From the tone of their post you get the impression they think that’s a bad thing.

But The Narrative …

A judge has acquitted a defendant charged with trespassing at the U. S. Capitol on 6 January, 2021. An official of the Capitol Police admitted under oath that the Capitol Police had admitted people into the building, and Judge Trevor McFadden found that it was reasonable for the defendant to have believe that the Capitol Police had allowed him to enter and that the Department of Justice had failed to prove otherwise.

Politico has noted

the verdict could be viewed as a message from McFadden to prosecutors that pursuing criminal charges against nearly every demonstrator who entered the Capitol on Jan. 6 was unwise and that resources should have been trained more intensely on those accused of violence or of conspiring to block the electoral vote count.

I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

Gateway Pundit is reporting that a group of DC cops is suing Ali Alexander for injuries they sustained during the 6 January riot last year—using the KKK Act and claiming that racism and “white supremacy” pervaded his Stop the Steal efforts.

Ali’s has filed a motion to dismiss.

BTW, here’s a picture I took of Ali at CPAC a few years ago.

Covid 1, Biden 0

During the 2020 campaign, Joe Xiden said he knew how to shutdown the Wuhan virus and that he would do it. This week, His Fraudulency took his L and walked away from the fight. He told the nation’s governors there is “no federal solution” to Covid and pushed the problem off on them.

It turns out the only clothes our would-be emperor has is a mask, and it’s only for show.

Political Smash and Grab

The Democrats have managed to build a majority. However, it’s a majority of voters who oppose the Build Back Better tax-and-spend scam.

I’ve been writing since the first of the year about the Democrats’ panic resulting from their unexpectedly poor performance in the down-ballot races in 2020. With their prospects for 2022 looking even worse, the Democrats have tried and mostly failed to get as much of their wishlist passed before they lose control of both houses of Congress, and the Xiden Administration has promulgated a series of lawless regulations. Fortunately, the courts still seem to be in the business of upholding our laws and the Constitution.

At the state and local level, the Democrats’ overreach over the past two years on a range of issues from Covid lockdowns to school curricula been met with popular resistance.

Economic reality is beginning to set in, and Margret Thatcher’s Corollary to the Law of Thermodynamics (The problem with socialism is that it always runs out of other people’s money.) is at work.

Things are about to get even uglier. I expect a flurry of activity from the Democrats to grab as much as they can before they lose what control they still have. 2022 is going to be weird.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The TKPOTD for this date last year was about an article posted back in 2017 at protectourelections dot org. Here’s a screenshot of the article.Although a large number of posts have been taken down from the website, this one is still up. I suppose this could either mean that The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin is seriously concerned about election hacking by foreigners (Dominion Voting Systems is a Canadian company).

Hmmmm.

The Left’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

Monday was a bit of a rocky start with the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments about challenges to the Texas law that allows citizens to bring lawsuits against persons who perform abortions. Based on the justices’ questions, the case isn’t a slam dunk for either side. A win for the Left isn’t a gimme.

Tuesday was election day. The Democrats lost bigly in Virginia, and were reduced to referring to the first black woman to win state-wide office as a “white supremacist.” They lost a special election in Texas in a heavily Latino legislative district. Most stunning, they barely able to keep the vote within the margin of theft in New Jersey.

Wednesday, oral arguments in the challenge to the New York handgun permitting system were heard by the Supreme Court. Most commentators are projecting a 6 to 3 decision vindicating the petitioners’ Second Amendment rights. (I’m betting on 5 to 4.)

Thursday, the first actual arrest was made in the Russia Collusion Hoax case. The supporting indictment filed by Special Prosecutor John Durham paints a picture of collusion by the Clinton campaign with Russians.

Friday, was the day that Nancy Pelosi was going give Joe Xiden a win by passing his more-than-a-trillion dollar “infrastructure” bill. She failed to do so, and also failed to move the legislation for the Build Back Better scam either.

And that’s just some of what went right this week.

UPDATE—Well, well, well … Mrs. Pelosi did move some legislation. She did get the Senate’s version of the infrastructure bill through 228 to 206 (7 not voting). 13 Republicans voted for the bill: Katko, Bacon, Van Drew, Young, Upton, Kinzinger, Gonzalez, Fitzpatrick, Reed, Gabarino, Malliotakis, McKinley, and Smith of New Jersey. Pelosi couldn’t have pulled this off without that Republican support. It will be interesting to see how many of these congresscritters are reelected.