Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Idaho college murders: The complete timeline of events as of Dec. 5th

 Idaho college murders: The complete timeline of events - ABC News (go.com)

Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen, inseparable best friends since the sixth grade, "died together in the same room, in the same bed," Steve Goncalves said at the vigil.


"More than six weeks after four University of Idaho students were mysteriously stabbed to death in a house near the Moscow, Idaho, campus, a suspect was identified and taken into custody.

"The four slain students were Ethan Chapin, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21.

"Court documents -- including an 18-page affidavit -- released on Jan. 5 revealed how police zeroed in on their suspect: Bryan Kohberger, a 28-year-old criminology Ph.D. student at Washington State University, located less than 10 miles away from the University of Idaho.

"Here's how the case is unfolding:. . .

. . ."The roommate said "she looked out of her bedroom but did not see anything when she heard the comment about someone being in the house," the documents said. "She opened her door a second time when she heard what she thought was crying coming from Kernodle's room."

"The roommate "then said she heard a male voice say something to the effect of 'it's ok, I'm going to help you,'" according to the documents.

"The roommate said she opened her door again when she heard the crying, and she saw a man in black clothes and a mask walking past her. She stood "frozen" and in "shock," according to the court documents.".  . .

Bryan Kohberger may be 'sociopath,' no ability to 'feel moral human emotions': Matt Whitaker (yahoo.com)




Texas GOP Congressman Rips Biden Over Border Snub: ‘Insulting’

Daily Wire

"Republican Rep. Tony Gonzales blistered President Joe Biden after the president excluded the congressman from a tour of facilities and spots on the U.S. southern border.

"Gonzales’ district, TX-23, covers a large swath of southwest Texas and includes more than half of the state’s total border with Mexico. The district stretches from El Paso County to La Salle County over 500 miles away.

"Biden’s team rejected Gonzales’ request to join the president’s entourage on Sunday as Biden met with local and Border Patrol officials in El Paso over the immigration crisis.

“ 'I find it insulting that President Biden blames space constraints for ignoring my request to accompany him on a visit to El Paso County, which I represent in Congress,” Gonzales told Fox News. “For two years, this administration has pointed fingers at Republicans for not wanting to act in a bipartisan manner on border policy.”

“ 'In contrast, by not inviting Republicans on this trip, specifically the Republican member who represents El Paso, it shows they are not willing to work across the aisle to fix the crisis at our southern border,” he said.

"A White House spokesperson said that Gonzales’ request was denied because of “space constraints” on the president’s company.". . .

Biden cleaning up "Trump's mess"? C'mon Man! Gaslighting made manifest

 

Biden Leaves El Paso Without Seeing Major Border Damage in Brief Visit . . ." 'You’re never going to be able to develop true policies and programs and operations unless you’re willing to see exactly what is going on,” Judd continued. “And he refused to do that.”
"Biden’s visit came after consistent backlash from Republicans and even moderate Democrats that Biden, as he continued to open the border further and encourage more illegal aliens to come into the country, refused to see the consequences of his actions in-person. Biden has repeatedly dismissed concerns about the border, claiming that there are “more important things” to do. However, the constant imagery of hordes of illegals flooding into the country, subsequently leaving behind damage and causing a rise in homelessness and crime wherever they go, has led to immigration being one of the major issues on which Biden is universally criticized by most voters."

"It might have taken him half a term, but President Joe Biden finally visited the country’s southern border. On Sunday, the president visited the U.S.-Mexico border at El Paso days shy of his second anniversary in office. He has either repealed or severely limited nearly every border policy put in place by his Republican predecessor.

"The trip was complete with all the hallmarks of a politician desperate to show face while aiming to avoid accountability. With his brief appearance, Biden meant to present himself as an assertive commander-in-chief who takes the border seriously, but in reality, it was a pretend performance all along.". . .

It was good for the border czar to go along with Biden.  No? Wait! What?...


Greg Abbott: “Biden does not want America to see the chaos that he has caused on the border.”

"The Biden border crisis has spun so far out of control that the White House is finally sending him to the border.

"In preparing for his arrival, El Paso and the Border Patrol have been clearing out evidence of the crisis Biden’s open borders policies have wreaked, however, so Biden won’t get to see the suffering, destitution, and homelessness he has willfully created. More importantly, of course, the resulting photo-op visit will not shed light on the humanitarian crisis for Americans.". . .

Gaslight Girl states: WH Says Biden “Inherited A Mess” At Southern Border…  

I fear for our nation because of leaders who blatantly lie and because so many accept what these corrupt bureaucrats tell us with no embarrassment or challenge.TD

How About A Kill Switch To Shut Down Washington?

 I & I Editorial Board  "Kris Kristofferson said that “freedom” is “just another word for nothin’ left to lose.” To the political left, freedom is an abomination that must be defined and controlled by the ruling class elites. And what better way to do that than to crack down on automobile travel?

"Cars are a favorite target of all progressives and most Democrats. No human invention has increased freedom as much as the automobile. That’s why they have chosen to go to war on cars. It’s a long-term campaign that will take decades to finish. But there are victories along the way, and one of them was won in Washington with the help of Republicans.

"According to Bob Barr, a former federal prosecutor and congressman from Georgia, the infrastructure bill the president signed a little more than a year ago includes “​​​​a little-noticed ‘safety’ measure that will take effect in five years.” It “amounts to a ‘vehicle kill switch,’” Barr wrote in the Daily Caller, and every car built after 2026 has to have one.

"Of course, the mandate was characterized “as a benign tool to help prevent drunk driving.” But safety is always a pretense for further government intervention and the erosion of liberty. Prime example: The COVID-19 lockdowns we just went through. 

"Writing in Motorius, automotive journalist Steven Symes notes that, ​to many, a mandatory kill switch “might sound like a wonderful idea.”

“After all, we’ve seen wanted criminals who have fled from police only to crash into a car with a family inside, killing innocents as they try to avoid capture. Being able to stop the pursuit  early and almost instantaneously seems like a wonderful thing, a potential lifesaver any law-abiding citizen would enthusiastically embrace.”

"The trouble is, too many in government refuse to abide by the law. Only the naive will believe that vehicle kill switches will be used only for lifesaving purposes. Imagine how a Transportation Department secretary appointed by a Democrat would use such a tool for the purpose of “fighting global warming” – to return to a simpleton’s platitude oft spouted by Al Gore, who’s made a career out of belching mindless drivel. He or she could dictate when and how far people drive.". . .

Republican Rep. Attempts To Get To The Bottom Of Allegations Of J6 Prisoner Abuse, This Is What He Said...

 100%FedUp  "In acknowledgement of the second anniversary of January 6, Texas Republican Rep. Troy Nehls visited some of the imprisoned protestors. He said they complained about the way they were being treated, alleging abuse from their guards and claiming they were denied basic rights.

"Nehls talked about his Thursday, January 5, visit to a prison holding the J6-ers. He said, “I had an opportunity to visit. A couple of my staffers went with me, and when we pulled up to the jail, there was a whole entourage. We had everybody there from Mayor Bowser’s office. I mean, we had the head cheese there.” He went on, “[W]e spent about an hour and 15 minutes; they knew I was coming because the place smelled very, very clean. Almost to the point that it was irritating my eyes with the bleach. But here nor there. We were there. [W]e had an opportunity to go visit the J Sixers, the detainees in their tank, and there are about 21 of them there,” he said. “Many of them were there for pretrial confinement. We had about 15 minutes to listen to them. They’re concerned. They said that their grievances are not being heard.”


"Nehls continued saying that the prisoners complained that they were being physically harmed by the officers,
“They also said that they’re not getting adequate medical treatment, which should be, as well as they were concerned about not having access to religious services. And there was one specific individual in there that was concerned about the assaults, the physical assaults that have been taking place against these individuals, by corrections officers. And I’m really looking into that. I want body camera video from the officers to confirm or deny that what these J six detainees are telling me is truthful.”.

 Congressman Troy Nehls @RepTroyNehls: 

The January 6 Sham Committee was NEVER about finding out the truth. It was ALWAYS about keeping Donald Trump off the ballot in 2024. Everyone knows it.

Not if they watch CNN or MSNBC.. .

Pothole Pete doesn't satisfy MSN

Naturally a left- leaning site called a conservative site criticizing Pete "bigoted" Guess who: MSNBC Joy Reid. When you cannot debate with intelligence, use that strategy from "The View". The applause sign will always light up.

Deleted Biden campaign ad slamming Buttigieg's lack of experience resurfaces amid multiple crises (msn.com) "A political campaign ad released by President Biden's campaign ahead of the 2020 presidential election attacking Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, a presidential candidate in Democratic primary, for his inexperience has resurfaced amid a series of crises.


President Pete Buttigieg? Think Again - 19FortyFive  "Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg ranks above the vice president as the most viable Democratic contender for 2024, according to The Washington Post. Don’t expect that to last, no thanks to Kamala Harris.

"Leadership is often a collection of small tests, where the person in charge either rises to the challenge or doesn’t. Thus far, Secretary Pete has flunked on some big challenges.

"In fairness to him, he has faced more challenges than your typical Secretary of Transportation. Then again, few others viewed this Cabinet post as a springboard to the White House. Had he tackled these big challenges successfully, he could be cruising toward the presidency. That hasn’t been the case.". . .

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg needs another New Year's resolution: Show up (msn.com). . .


Monday, January 9, 2023

The Farce of American Despotism

The Soviets had the gulag, we have “cancel culture” in our universities and a brittle obsession with race and weirdo sexuality everywhere. 


Roger Kimball   "Reflecting on Joe Biden’s disastrous “town hall” with Anderson Cooper on Thursday, The Spectator’s Dominic Green asks a question that has to weigh heavily on the mind of every American adult: “Is it more worrisome that Joe Biden might not be in charge, or that he actually is in charge?” I have long argued that allowing Biden to appear in public is a form of elder abuse, and I have speculated that he really is not in control of his actions but is manipulated, puppet-like, by a shadowy cadre of unnamed string-pullers I have called “The Committee.”

"I do not have any proof that such is the case. I infer the existence and machinations of The Committee from Biden’s ostentatious incompetence and apparent senility. Has any president in the history of the Republic overseen such a destructive litany of failures so early in his tenure? Observers around the world caught their breath in August as our botched exit from Afghanistan went from appalling to something much worse and more deadly. What will be its defining image? The desperate Afghans clinging to and then falling from the landing gear of a transport plane as it took off from the Kabul airport? Or will it be the images of the slaughter perpetrated by a suicide (that is, a homicide) bomber outside the airport, an incident that killed some 170 people include more than a dozen U.S. military personnel?" ...

Montesquieu was talking about the moment when the Roman republic gave way to the autocracy of Augustus. Mutatis mutandis, what he says applies equally to our situation in which sovereignty has been usurped and concentrated in the hand of a tiny oligarchy that mouths clichés about “our democracy” the better to subvert it.

Democrats Continue Lying About J6, Falsely Claim Five Capitol Police Deaths

 Legal Insurrection

Adam Schiff: “Thinking of the families of law enforcement officers we lost that dark day.” No LEO died on J6 at the Capitol.

How can you in any conscience do this, Mr. Schiff? You have to rest your entire accusations on the stupidity of the American people; that and the corruption of Democrats and their media.


"As everyone knows, including the Democrats telling lies, no police officer died on January 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol. Yet to hear Democrats on Friday, you’d think five died at the Capitol heroically fighting for “our democracy.”

Roll Call reports:  "A group of House Democrats descended the steps around 10 a.m. for a ceremony honoring the Capitol and Metropolitan Police officers who died in the aftermath of the attack.

"“We stand here today with our democracy intact because of those officers,” said incoming House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York.. . .

"Evans, as it turns out, was killed by a member of the Nation of Islam, not anyone associated with Trump or the MAGA movement, but let’s not let little things like facts get in the way of the completely phony and false “narrative.”

Payback: McCarthy to yank Omar, Swalwell, and Schiff from their House committee assignments

Monica Showalter

"It's good to see these three singled out, which in a competitive field, amount to the three most obnoxious members of Congress. McCarthy's act is a great start to what may be a very good speakership indeed"  Monica Showalter

  Here we go:

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy told Breitbart News that as speaker of the House he would strip Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) of their assignments on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of her committee assignment on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

McCarthy also said Swalwell would not be allowed to serve on the Homeland Security Committee either. McCarthy’s comments came during the latest On The Hill long-form video special, taped in December at an Eastern Market establishment on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

“The Democrats have created a new thing where they’re picking and choosing who can be on committees,” McCarthy said. “Never in the history [of Congress] have you had the majority tell the minority who can be on committee. But this new standard which these Democrats have voted for—if Eric Swalwell cannot get a security clearance in the private sector, there is no reason why he should be given one to be on Intel or Homeland Security. He will not be serving there.”

 "That's from Breitbart News's Matthew Boyle, who reports that Omar's history of anti-Semitism and downplaying of 9/11, Swalwell's steamy relationship with a woman the intelligence community identified as a Chinese spy, and Schiff's continuous leaks and lies pretty well made them all unfit for the House intelligence and House foreign affairs committees.

Which couldn't happen to a more malevolent group of leftists, leftists whose contempt for the law and the American people offend at every turn.

Mostly though, it's payback, a continuation of the standards Democrats set themselves when they ousted Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar from their committee assignments, on phony accusations that they were out there shilling for Q-Anon, which certainly didn't seem to be obvious to anyone else out there. It was done for spite. They just didn't like them and decided to bully and humiliate them instead of debate them.

Well, now the shoe's on the other tootsie and they're now forced to live under the rules and standards they created themselves.". . .

 

Ashli Babbitt murdered, mother arrested, U.S. now a police state


 Eric Utter  "U.S. Capitol police recently arrested Micki Witthoeft, the mother of Ashli Babbitt, the woman who was fatally shot two years ago by Capitol police officer Michael Byrd during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

"On Jan. 6, 2023, the anniversary of Ashli’s death.

"Yet Byrd, the Capitol police officer who murdered Ashli-- a diminutive, unarmed veteran posing no danger to anyone-- was never charged, his actions never investigated. Despite the fact that he has a documented history of mishandling firearms. (For example, accidentally leaving a loaded handgun in a Capitol bathroom.)

"Witthoeft was part of a small group peacefully protesting Ashli’s death while walking down the side of a street. Police claim they were blocking traffic. Video footage shows a police officer telling them to move to the sidewalk or they would be arrested. Witthoeft then turned her back to police and was promptly handcuffed and arrested, essentially for jaywalking. The same police force that murdered her daughter arrested her for jaywalking…on the anniversary of her daughter’s death that she was protesting.". . .

More Proof That Nancy Pelosi Was More Responsible for J6 Riot Than Trump

After kicking off Republicans from the January 6 Committee, unprecedented in the history of our country, Pelosi also struck a deal with her hand-selected gaslighters to not be a subject of the probe. Her fingerprints were to be wiped from the proceedings.

But if you know where to look you can see them.

Jordan says cuts to military spending should be 'on the table,' as money should not go to 'woke' policies

Yahoo  "Now that the 118th Congress has been sworn in and Kevin McCarthy is the new speaker, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, looked ahead to what the House must do now.

"In an interview with "Fox News Sunday," Jordan responded to a question from host Shannon Bream about pressure from some Republicans to significantly cut government spending, which could include cuts to the military. The Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote that there will now be "great" pressure to cut defense spending. Jordan blamed the skyrocketing national debt for needing to look everywhere for ways to cut spending.

" 'We got a $32 trillion debt. Everything has to be on the table," Jordan said, adding that the U.S. is "on pace to spend $500 billion or $600 billion just to pay interest on the debt.

"Jordan also claimed that perhaps Congress can make cuts by re-prioritizing where money is spent within the military.

""Maybe if we would focus our military spending on the soldiers," Jordan suggested, stating that the number of generals compared to enlisted troops is "so out of whack" compared to what it was.". . .


Biden Chooses ‘Wall’ for Photo of First Border Visit — After Ending Trump’s Project

Is Joe actually hoping to use the wall to show how effective he has been? The "Biden Wall"?

 Breitbart

If only President Trump were around to finish the beautiful wall,

"President Joe Biden tweeted an image of his first-ever border visit Sunday that featured part of the “wall,” or border fence, in El Paso, Texas — after he and his party shut down President Donald Trump’s border wall.

"Biden ran in 2020 on a promise to build “not another foot” of Trump’s border project after Democrats refused to fund it in 2019 and claimed that it was motivated by racism and the desire to keep brown or black people out.

"As soon as he took office, Biden halted construction of the high bollard fencing that Trump had been building along the wall — though the Biden administration later quietly filled in some gaps that had been left behind.

"Yet with thousands of migrants pouring across the border daily, and millions entering the U.S., often illegally, since he took office, Biden was under pressure to visit the border for the first time in a half century of politics.

"He chose to tweet an image of himself doing so — from the official presidential account — flanked by Border Patrol officers and walking along the fence that exists in El Paso, one of the most secure points on the border.". . .

Biden’s New Border Strategy: Blame Republicans First  . . ."Remember that from day one, Biden insisted that the border was secure. At least, that’s what he’s had his Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tell Congress repeatedly. Mayorkas did so as recently as November, a month when border patrol agents “encountered” more than 233,000 border jumpers – which was 33% more than the previous November, 224% more than November 2021, and 448% higher than November 2020.

"For the most part, Biden simply ignored the issue, and with Democrats in charge of Congress, he knew there’d be no accountability. Plus, he could count on the media to ignore the issue.". . .

As with Obamacare, Biden counts on the ignorance of American citizens. TD

Read It: Texas Gov. Abbott Hands Over Biden a Blunt Letter as President Visits Border

“Even the city you visit has been sanitized of the migrant camps which had overrun downtown El Paso because your administration wants to shield you from the chaos that Texans experience on a daily basis,” Abbott said, alleging that the chaos was the direct result of the Biden administration failing to enforce federal immigration laws.


 


NBC regrets paying Jimmy Fallon $80 million as Fox News’ Gutfeld beats Tonight Show in ratings: report

There could be another ratings shakeup on the way in the wake of Trevor Noah retiring as host of The Daily Show. It was announced this week that Chelsea Handler, D.L. Hughley, Leslie Jones, Sarah Silverman, and Wanda Sykes will all be guest hosts over the next few weeks as the network makes a decision on the next permanent host based on the performances. 

2023 The Post Millennial "Jimmy Fallon’s "Tonight Show" is trailing in the ratings to Fox News’ "Gutfeld!" causing NBC executives to question the wisdom of spending heavily on Fallon’s contract extension.

"According to RadarOnline, almost 19 months after NBC signed an $80 million five-year contract extension with Fallon, "The Tonight Show" is drawing under 1.3 million viewers, less than half the audience of "Gutfeld!"

"The "Saturday Night Live" alum, 48, had 11 million viewers when he first took over the show from Jay Leno but is now also being beaten in the ratings by the "Late Show" on CBS hosted by Stephen Colbert.

"A source told the outlet that the brass at the Peacock network regret the extension and that "The network knows the days are gone when tens of millions of people would tune in for 'The Tonight Show' but they were counting on Jimmy to do better than this!"

"Fallon was panned on social media over the weekend for a recent musical number about a new Covid variant.". . .

Dianny’s 10 Most Tiresome People of 2022

 Dianny (Who does his own illustrations)


1. Liz Cheney  "Australian news anchor Rita Panahi liked to say of then-President Trump that he is “blessed with truly moronic opponents.”

"And when it comes to Liz Cheney, Panahi’s observation has never been truer.

Liz has taken Trump hatred to new levels, plumbing the depths of Trump derangement no one dared to plumb before.

So crippled by her all-consuming obsession to destroy Donald Trump, Liz has become Captain Ahab, willing to stop at nothing to finally land the white whale, even if it means blowing up her own political career.

By the time the January 6 committee began airing their primetime Made-for-TV specials in June, I was already so sick of Liz’s monomaniacal moralizing that I couldn’t bring myself to watch even a single clip from the hearings if she was a featured speaker.

When Wyoming primary voters finally had a chance to weigh in on their congresswoman’s raison d’être, they sent a clear message by handing the nominal Republican a 37-point defeat.

Pro-tip, Liz. If you’re going to blow up your bridges in your quest to bring down Trump, maybe wait until you’re off the bridge before you press the plunger.

Rather than taking a lesson from her crushing defeat, the sanctimonious blowhard used her concession speech to declare herself the modern-day Abraham Lincoln.

Yeah, I don’t think so. If there is any politician Liz Cheney resembles, it’s RussiaGate promoter and fellow Jan 6 committee member, Adam Schiff.

. . ."The fact that Liz is genuinely considering running for President in 2024 shows you just how clueless and out of touch she is. Sure, her state rejected her by nearly 38 points, but gosh, darn it, the rest of the country is sure to hop aboard the Pequod and sail the seas with Captain Liz Ahab. And like every other anti-Trumper to come over the transom, Liz is able to inhabit this delusional world of hers thanks in large part to the American corporate news media that is always on hand to elevate anyone who hates Trump as much as they do.

4. Joe Biden: 2022 was the year I got sick and tired of the lectures on unity from a man who calls half the country domestic terrorists who are a threat to our “democracy.”

6. Adam Kinzinger "I don’t know what I find more tiresome about Adam Kinzinger, his pretending that he sacrificed his House seat by standing up for the Truth or his Twitter tough guy act

UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER: Biden’s catastrophic legacy in Afghanistan

Yet it matters not one bit to Democrats

It’s a year later, and it’s still hard to fathom what we did here. And now we have the Taliban in charge doing what they were doing 20-plus years ago: providing sanctuary to al Qaeda.”

 Linda Rivera  "BEYOND TRAGIC: Brother of U.S. Marine, who was killed in Afghanistan due to Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal, commits suicide at memorial for his fallen little brother

"You’ll recall that 13 US service members were killed and many more were wounded last August in a suicide blast in Kabul because of Joe Biden’s corruption and incompetence. Lance Corporal Kareem Nikoui’s brother committed suicide on August 9th – one year after his little brother was killed because of Joe Biden’s disastrous retreat from Afghanistan.

"Gateway Pundit; Shana Chappell is the mother of slain U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui. Lance Cpl. Nikoui was killed last year when a suicide bomber was allowed into the inner perimeter of the Kabul Airport and blew himself up killing 13 American servicemen and women and over 100 Afghans……….

Fox News contributor Gen. Jack Keane (Ret) slammed the Biden administration for the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the damaging effects the U.S. absence has had in the region.

 

The BETRAYALS never stop  . . ."At least one Republican House lawmaker, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, has drafted impeachment articles against the president."

. . .“ 'I don’t say this lightly and I’ve never said it about anybody else – any other leader in this position. People have been talking about impeaching President Biden,” Kemp told Levin.
Col. Richard Kemp: Jihadists around the world are celebrating Video

“ 'I don’t believe President Biden should be impeached. He’s the commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces who’s just essentially surrendered to the Taliban: He shouldn’t be impeached. He should be court-martialed for betraying the United States of America and the United States armed forces.”. . .

The Deadly Manipulations of the Anti-Israel Mob

  Seth Mandel – Commentary Magazine   The claim that Israel is carrying out a genocide of the Palestinians is meritless, but its proponents ...

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