Weekday Reading No #2

If Kavanaugh And Barrett Betray Pro-Lifers, We Must Blow Up The Conservative Legal Movement (The Federalist)

In July, Kavanaugh and Barrett joined the court’s leftist majority in declining to hear Arlene’s Flowers v. Washington, a critical religious liberty case. They again sided with the court’s left in a similar decision to turn away a religious exemption challenge to Maine’s vaccine mandate — which Justices Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas took pains to note was staggering in its hypocrisy.

The Igor Danchenko Indictment: It was all a fraud. (Techno Fog)

John Durham has another scalp. On November 3, 2021, Igor Danchenko – Christopher Steele’s primary subsource – was arrested by federal authorities.

Now we have his indictment. Danchenko has been charged with false statements to federal officials during his 2017 interviews with the FBI.

According to the indictment, Danchenko lied about his contacts with “Russians,” his travels to Russia, and the identity of his sources. (Those are just some of the lies.)

and Where does John Durham go from here? A review of the Special Counsel’s next targets (Techno Fog)

Michael Sussmann has been indicted for lying to the FBI general counsel James Baker during a September 2016 meeting where he provided to Baker materials and information purported to link the Trump Organization with Russian entity Alfa Bank. In order to bolster the credibility of his claims, Sussmann told Baker he was acting on his own and not for any clients.

This was a lie – Sussmann was acting on behalf of a tech executive and the Hillary Clinton campaign. According to Special Counsel John Durham, Sussmann would repeat this lie on February 9, 2017 to two employees of another government agency (“Agency-2” in the indictment; possibly CIA).

and What did the FBI have on Danchenko: Deciphering a curious FBI question (Techno Fog)

I discussed the Igor Danchenko indictment here, laying out some of the more eye-raising parts of the facts and charges against Christopher Steele’s primary sub-source.

Taking a closer look at the Danchenko indictment, there is a curious question presented by the FBI to Danchenko in June 2017. A question that indicates the FBI might have known more about the true sources to the Steele Dossiers sooner than they have let on.

how to massively skew reporting of covid deaths and vaccine reactions: when you subsidize something, you get more of it. when you tax it, you get less.

and contrary to what many claim, the VAERS system is hard to use. it’s clunky, difficult, and requires reams of information. so the hurdle was never a low one.

adding in putting the doctor in jeopardy to win nothing from the state or for the patient by doing so leaves you with a system reliant on people spending time and effort and perhaps taking personal risk to get nothing back in return save the feeling of “having provided data.”

this all works to raise the price of reporting. it’s functionally a tax.

hardly a recipe for high participation rates.

imagine instead that vaccine AE’s were treated like covid cases, covered by the government, paid by special funds, and patients not left hanging and out of pocket. imagine what VAERS would look like then. imagine what every insurance company would be clamoring to duck and every patient leaping in the air to catch.

can anyone doubt VAERS deaths in the US would be 80,000 not 8k?

Sexual Counter-Revolution (First Things)

Planned Parenthood recently distributed flyers at ­Stewart Middle School in Tacoma, Washington. The flyers targeted eleven-­year-olds, informing them that they could have sex with anyone under the age of thirteen, and that their parents were not ­entitled to determine whether they took birth control or were tested for sexually transmitted ­diseases. The kids could make up their own minds.

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November 8, 2021 2:22 pm

On multiple fronts, children are the final frontier for the contemporary Western left. Once they have total control of their minds and bodies, the family is finished. The left considers innocence to be an affront to relativism.
McAuliffe in Virginia made the mistake of saying the secret part out loud.

Just one example covered yesterday by many Tweeters…

This woman is an abuser and should be slapped. Then the boy should be rescued:


Ivan Denisovich
Ivan Denisovich
November 8, 2021 5:17 pm

In July, Kavanaugh and Barrett joined the court’s leftist majority in declining to hear Arlene’s Flowers v. Washington, a critical religious liberty case. They again sided with the court’s left in a similar decision to turn away a religious exemption challenge to Maine’s vaccine mandate

Ominous signs leading up to the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health case. The kindest reading I can put on those decisions is that Kavanaugh and Barrett, being the newbies to USSC, are trying to establish cred with the left – so typical of conservatives – before deciding in favour of life in the culturally pivotal Dobbs case. That’s the kindest interpretation.

November 8, 2021 7:00 pm

Or they just don’t want to be assassinated.
Maybe it’s time to stop looking to America for leadership, inspiration, portents or hope.

All empires end and America has ended.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
November 8, 2021 7:53 pm

Thanks for this thread dover.
Depressing reading mostly, unfortunately.

Ivan Denisovich
Ivan Denisovich
November 8, 2021 8:07 pm

If they’re afraid of being assassinated, don’t make themselves available for nomination. And maybe the Dobbs case will fatally wound Roe v Wade, which would be culturally huge, at least in the U.S., and a great result for the unborn. Yeah, beyond that maybe nothing but that’s enough for me to take a keen interest.

November 8, 2021 10:42 pm

John Durham has been investigating this for over two and half years. So far he has come up with low level charges against three low level flunkies.

At this rate, Brennan, Comey and Clinton should be indicted by the turn of the century and Obama another couple of decades after that.


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