Sane Democrats See Little To Gain From Impeaching Trump, Fear It Will Backfire

In an opinion poll commissioned by Reuters a majority of US Democrat voters say they fear that the latest m,ove to impeach President Trump over the Biden-Ukraine scandal will backfire, giving him a boost into the 2020 US election.  One has to wonder about an epidemic of dementia among leading Democrats, given that their leading hopefuls for the 2020 Presidential Election are all well over seventy and have forgotten that only a few weeks ago after screeching since 2016 that Trump collaborated with Russia to steal the presidency from Hillary Clinton, a major investigation into the affair aimed at gathering evidence to  the impeachment collapsed in ignominy having spent millions of dollars and summoned hundreds of witnesses only to find there was not a single shred of evidence to support allegations of malfeasance by the Trump campaign made by supporters of Hillary Clinton. Right now Democrats looking to impeach Trump have major credibility issues after the Mueller report failed to show that Trump ‘colluded’ with Russia, and a transcript of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky failed to show Trump strongarming him into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and Democrat front runner fort the 2020 nomination and his coke addict son who is known to have had dodgy dealings with Ukrainian oligarchs. Below the picture of a gloating Trump are a few snippets from the Reuters report on the poll.

Among the public, interviews with more than 60 voters across four of the most important counties in the 2020 election showed Republicans largely confident the impeachment process will backfire and Trump will win re-election. Democrats, on the other hand, are worried they may be right.

Marc Devlin, a 48-year-old consultant from Northampton County, Pennsylvania, said he expects the inquiry to “incense” supporters of the president. “This is my fear, that it will actually add some flame to his fire with his base,” he said. “I just fear ‘party over country.’”

Meanwhile:

A Reuters/Ipsos poll taken on Monday and Tuesday showed 37% of respondents favored impeaching the president versus 45% who were opposed. That 37% figure was down from 41% three weeks earlier and down from 44% in May, after the release of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. –Reuters

“After this he has a much better chance of winning another election, as scary as that sounds,” said 39-year-old Richard Sibilla of Pinellas County, Florida, who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. “It’s not even worth following because it’s all going to help him.

Reuters has set up a project to monitor voters in four key states that could determine the outcome of next November’s presidential election; Pinellas County, Florida; Maricopa County, Arizona; Northampton County, Pennsylvania; and Racine County, Wisconsin – areas which will be among the most targeted by presidential candidates next year.

While Congressional Republicans remain broadly sceptical of Trump, who came from outside the political establishment to win the presidency Republican voters, as expected, are firmly in Trump’s camp having embraced hisd populist rhetoric.

I don’t think he did anything wrong,” said 78-year-old barber shop owner Joe D’Ambrosio of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, who applauds Trump’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.

“I have not had one Republican crack or say they’re turning or going the other way. They’re laughing it off. I think it’s going to help him,” said Lee Snover, chair of the Northampton County Republican Committee, who said she felt the impeachment inquiry was simply the latest Democrat attempt to take out Trump.

That sentiment was shared at a meeting of College Republicans United at Arizona State University on Wednesday.

“They have this idea that everyone is siding with them, that Trump is an impeachable president, when really it’s only a minority,” Rose Mulet, 19, said of the Democratic leadership in Congress. “It’s not a reflection of the general public.” –Reuters

That kind of hubris is typical of the far left everywhere in the developed world, these people’s minds are so closed and their self – righteousness so insulated by quasi religious zeal, they cannot see how intelligent person could disagree with their opinion. The same trait can easily be identified in the UK among people who have tried to overturn the vote to leave the EU, and in EU nations among the elitists who still push for a Federal European Superstate in the face of a resurgence in nationalism.

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Breaking News From Planet Snowflake – Kitchen Knives To Be Banned

As we’ve said before, this blog started  out as a social and political satire publication. Then about 2010 maybe, the virtue signalling of the political left and progressive liberals became so insane it was beyond sanity. This story illustrates how far beyond sanity we have travelled.

‘Beyond parody’: Call for UK to ban pointed kitchen knives ridiculed online

Church of England bishops (who else could be so far out of touch with reality?) are leading a campaign calling on the government to take a toughen up its position on on knife crime, in the wake of a massive upsurge in knife attacks and violent crime since the police were ordered to prioritise the investigation of ‘hate crime’ over pursuing real criminals. One of their suggestions is banning pointed kitchen knives. The suggestion has been met on social media with some confusion, and a lot of jokes.

Church leaders, with support from police, psychiatrists and politicians, penned an open letter to the government, arguing that domestic knives should be redesigned with rounded tips to reduce the number of life-threatening stabbing injuries being inflicted bt thugs with hunting knives, combat knives and machetes. They reportedly argue that pointed blades aren’t even needed in this day and age, given that we have forks to eat with. The useless old farts have obviouslt never skinned a rabbit or gutted a fish.

The absurdity of banning a common kitchen implement was pointed out by bemused netizens, particularly as the proposal comes after police recently announced that they will no longer post images of seized knives “to help reduce the fear of knives,” and as the Home Office uses takeaway packaging to basically tell people that stabbing is bad.

WTF? DON’T THEY UNDERSTAND THUGS THINK BEING BAD IS KOOL, SO TELLING THEN STABBING IS BAD WILL ONLY ENCOURAGE THEM?

Despite such highly effective crime-fighting tactics, the government seems to be having little actual effect on violent knife crime rates if official statistics cab ve believed, and efforts to ‘reach out’ to young criminas appears to be failing to reduce crime or assure the public that the problem is being dealt with.

Many Twitter users were baffled by the suggestion of a pointed kitchen knife ban, wondering if it’s some sort of joke, while others highlighted the fundamental futility of the idea by noting how easy it is to find an alternative sharply-pointed weapon, or to make one.

Some weighed in with creative alternatives to food preparation, should you find yourself bereft of a pointed kitchen knife.

And commenters across the pond were less than impressed with the ‘banning pointy knives’ proposal, with one saying: “When you Europeans get high and mighty about America’s guns and tell us we need to be more like you… this is what comes to mind.”

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New Discoveries Undermine Global Warming Narrative


Picture: Armstrong economics

I have long been sceptical about the climate change / Anthropogenic Global warming narrative. The way it sprang up just as the general population were rejecting the cold war model of geopolitics was too convenient, it seemed, to someone whose social history studies had covered the way political establishments create bogeymen and use fear to control populations. And though I only reached a very mundane level of study in the natural sciences during my formal education, I learned enough to understand a lot of the claims made by the Global Warming lobby only made sense in terms of the science of research grant phishing.
Still, the sciencetits saw Global Warming as a nice little earner and the politicians sense it was a way to tighten their grip on power, justify punitive taxes on essential goods and keep the increasingly unruly population in line and so fiction became fact.

God to see there are still some honest scientists out there, willing to challenge the narrative.

New Discoveries Undermine Global Warming Narrative by Martin Armstrong

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Pepper Spray Sales In Sweden Have “Exploded” After Spate Of Rape Attacks

 

Translated as literally as possible (with help from DeepL translator from a report in Swedish newspaper Expressen. No translation software is perfect and though my Swedish is rusty I get the sense of what is written and can improve the application’s clunky grammar. You may notice that the Expressen report is rather coy about the ethiic and religious background of the perpetrators in most of these attacks, that is because the paper would face legal sanctions in Sweden for reporting the facts. I am not so coy but chose not to interfere with the original content beyond making it read well — Ian Thorpe.

Following the summer’s attention-grabbing spate of rapes and sexual assaults, the sales of pepper spray for self defence have increased dramatically. The Kjell & Company retail chain believes that it will sell 90 percent more sprays in August than in June. One of the manufacturers, Plegium, has announced that sales this summer have “exploded”.

Sweden has been shaken this summer by a series of violent rapes. The most notable of these have taken place in the University city of Uppsala, where two completed rapes and two attempted rapes took place between 3 and 7 August. After the incidents, police called on the city’s women to avoid parks and alleys.

The sexual offences have provoked reaction from political reactions from political figures, most notably Christian Democrats Party (KD) leader Ebba Busch Thor, who herself is from Uppsala. “As insecurity grows, it is nothing but a welfare failure,” the KD leader wrote on Instagram.

Between March and July 2019, a suspected serial rapist attacked women in Rågsved in Stockholm. Two of the assaults ended with complete rape — and the events created terror among women in the area.

Other examples of the summer’s rape epidemic are the case of a teenage boy in Fagersta who was raped and detained by several masked men in June, the woman in central Stockholm who was raped outside her house in August, the assault on a 20-year-old woman in a park in Hällefors the same month, and so on.

Uppsala student Carolina Tuula, 23, bought a spray after the notable rape case in the city earlier in August. When asked did she feel safer with the spray she replied:

“Both yes and no, you never know. It can be difficult to get it fast enough, but you can’t go around worrying all the time. I wouldn’t say that I feel so much safer, but it does feel a little better to have a tool anyway.”

Carolina says she will soon be returning to Uppsala. The unrest in the student city has made her feel more afraid than at home in Gothenburg.

“I bought a spray for my girlfriend, because she will also move to Uppsala.

“- I wouldn’t say that I feel so much safer, but it feels a little better to have a defence weapon, anyway,” she says.

Carolina Tuula is not alone in worrying about assaults. Several retailers and manufacturers of self-defense spray tell Expressen that they have noted an explosive increase in sales.

The Bodyguard website reports that in July, it saw a 21 percent increase in sales compared to the previous year — despite the fact that more retailers are stocking self defence equipment since the market has grown.

Magnus Larsson is the chief forensic scientist in the chemistry and technology section of the National Forensic Center, which is branch of the police. He says that there is a risk people will buy an illegal spray — especially if the product is purchased abroad where the legislation may look different.

Examples of sprays that are illegal in Sweden are pepper spray and tear gas, but people should be aware that certain specific substances tht may be found in sprays are illegal in Sweden. Isopropyl alcohol and menthol are common ingredients. Then there are also colored sprays, whose purpose is to label the attacker. There are also smelly variants, says Magnus Larsson at the National Forensic Center.

According to Magnus Larsson, all of these eight substances have a tear-like effect.

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EU Talks Tough But George Galloway Exposes Their Bluff

George Galloway is a man I suspect most people here have little time for but from time to time he does talk sense and he’s certainly on target with his latest comments on Brext, which concern leaked information from Berlin that suggest the German government’s tough talk about not reopening negotiations with the UK to reach a more reasonable deal are just bluff. Galloway says that in private German politicians and business leaders are saying the EU needs a deal as much as the UK, if not more. This aligns with what I’m hearing from other sources in The City, in politics and in the EU. Let’s hope if it comes down to a High Noon type face off, Boris is playing Gary Cooper.

EU may talk tough, but it needs Brexit deal as much as UK – Galloway on German leaks — RT UK News

Both sides may try to seem tough ahead of Brexit talks, but the EU needs the deal as much as the UK, George Galloway said in reference to leaks claiming that Germany is reluctant to renegotiate an agreement with Britain.

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Shattering Remainer Delusions

As I have written extensively for U.S. new websites on this topic it seems fair to post an extract from an article by an American writer on the pathetic obsession of Remainer MPs and media commentators with the idea that Remain supporting MPs can stop a no deal Brexit.

Brexit: Still More ‘Remainer’ Delusions

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk,

  • Remainer MPs are reportedly plotting to bring down Boris Johnson’s government, install a “unity prime minister” for a few days to delay Brexit, then call a general election.
  • Remainer Members of Parliament are considering a plan to install a “unity prime minister” to replace Boris Johnson with the sole purpose of delaying Brexit before calling a general election, according to a report.

90% Chance Silliness

Business Insider also claims There is a 90% chance Boris Johnson will break his ‘no-deal’ Brexit promise, according to these numbers.

Here’s yet another one: We can collapse your government to prevent no-deal Brexit, senior Conservative MP warns Boris Johnson

March to the Queen

The most ridiculous all is the Remainer threat by John McDonnell who proposes Corbyn Should Tell Queen ‘We’re Taking Over’ if Johnson Loses Confidence Vote.

Useful Tip From Eurointelligence

We have a useful tip for readers who follow Brexit professionally. The easiest way to cut down on your daily Brexit readings without losing any information whatsoever is to exclude two overlapping categories of writers and commentators: anybody who has not read or understood Art. 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and thus treats Brexit purely in the context of UK law and politics; and anybody who involves the Queen at some part in the process, like the extreme Leavers who call for the prorogation of parliament, and the extreme Remainers who want parliament to stop a no-deal Brexit. Some commentators fall into both categories simultaneously.

Today we would like to debunk the myth that the UK parliament can stop the no-deal Brexit. Under EU law – the law that matters in this specific discussion – there are only two technical possibilities for the UK parliament to frustrate an October 31st Brexit. The first and the only certain route is a majority in favour of unilateral revocation of Brexit. No such majority exists.

This leaves a less certain pathway: to seek a further Art. 50 extension. Since Boris Johnson refuses to do this, it would have to involve a new prime minister before October.

So what would happen if the House of Commons were to pass a vote of no-confidence in Johnson’s government? Under the fixed-term parliaments act, this would trigger a 14-day period in which parliament can seek an alternative candidate for the job of prime minister. Failing that, there would have to be elections.

An alternative prime minister would be tasked with doing two things only: to write a letter asking the European Council for an extension and to seek immediate elections. It would be what the Italians call a technical government. There was some discussion yesterday on whether Johnson would need to resign even if parliament were to succeed in finding such a candidate. We believe that to be the case. Others do not. But for now this is an idle discussion to which we will happily return if we get to that point. We will probably not, because the numbers are simply not there.

Technically Possible vs Politically Impossible

This notion of marching to the Queen is madness.

The Queen aside, it is technically possible for Parliament to oust Johnson and hold elections.

Repercussions

  • Any Tory voting against the government would be outed from the Tory party and lose their seat in the next election. Perhaps a few would, but not the 17 that Business Insider requires to come up with their ridiculous 90% confidence level.
  • The second thing that would happen is the Tories would form an alliance with the Brexit Party and Labour would get smashed in the elections.

It will not get to that point because the threat is political madness.

Politically Impossible

It would take nearly 100% of the opposition plus a handful of Tories to agree to a caretaker government. 17 Tories will not vote themselves out of office.

A handful might. Even then it would be iffy because there are a handful of Labour MPs who want Brexit.

Then, even if the Remainers managed to form a caretaker government until the next election, they would still have to win the election.

Let’s dive in further.

The Financial Times reports Lib Dems scotch idea of Corbyn-led caretaker government.

  • “I can’t conceive of any circumstances under which we would put Jeremy Corbyn into No. 10,” said one senior Liberal Democrat MP. “He’s not only dangerous for our national security but for our economic security too.”
  • Corbyn’s Labour don’t want to work with other parties to stop Brexit, because the truth is they want to deliver Brexit,” said Jo Swinson, the recently elected Liberal Democrat leader.

While technically possible, the Liberal Democrats want nothing to do with Corbyn. Labour’s official policy is a customs union, not remaining in the EU.

Technically, I suppose Corbyn could resign as Labour party leader to make an alliance possible but the Liberal Democrats want to be the senior party, not the junior party.

Yeah, right.

 

Dr. Robert Epstein: Google’s Ephemeral Experiences Manipulate People on a ‘Massive Scale’

Dr. Robert Epstein, senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and wel known critic of Google’s use of psychologial techniques to manipulate users decision making process by heavily censoring the information search users are fed, appeared on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss Google’s latest tactics in election manipulation ahead on the us 2020 presidenyial election, and how voters and political campaign managers can combat them with host Alex Marlow.


Robert Epstein – warning us about Google’s evil ambitions

Epstein and Breitbart News editor-in-chief  Marlow discussed the current state of Google’s business and political activities and how the company could use its technology to influence voters.

Host Alex Marlow examined Epstein’s research saying: “I think you put out some pretty hard data on how many votes you think were moved in the 2016 election and I think you estimated it was over two million or so, is that not the case?”

Epstein responded: “Well it was at least 2.6 million and it could have been as many as 10.4 million depending on how aggressive google was in using the various tools they have available to them to shift votes. I can’t pin it down exactly but I know it’s in that range.”

Discussing the need for a system capable of analysing Google search results and suggestions to detect political and commercial bias, Epstein stated: “We need big monitoring systems in place, I’m so far the only person that’s created monitoring systems, I did one in 2016 and one in 2018. I’m trying now to raise funds to build a very big monitoring system for 2020 and to monitor a lot more than Google search results, to monitor newsfeeds, answers that people are getting from their personal assistants.”

Epstein explained that monitoring search results and auto-suggest terms are so important when monitoring election interference, stating: “If you don’t monitor, you can’t go back in time and figure out what these companies were showing people because what they’re showing people is ephemeral. That’s the term that Google’s own employees use internally, they’re showing ephemeral experiences, those really short-lived experiences that kind of appear before your eyes and then disappear, like search results for example.”

Google have openly acknowledged that their algorithms are set up to skew search results against content or sites favouring conservative or libertarian politics, while raising the visibility of liberal or progressive supporting content.

Epstein continued: “They’re using ephemeral experiences to manipulate people on a massive scale, people don’t know they’re being manipulated, and there’s no record kept of those experiences, they’re just generated for you on the fly and then they disappear.”

Listen to the full interview on Breitbart News Daily here.

To us the only question here is why are people still using Google as a search engine? Any pretence to neutrality in raking search relults was abandoned long ago, now search results are ranked in whether they serve Google’s political or financial interests.

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