Thursday, September 16, 2021

Election 2020: More Milley Madness and California Fallout

Day two of the JCSC Gen. Milley controversy surrounding his calls to a Chinese general, and the outlines are starting to take shape. There were two calls, one on October 30, apparently sanctioned by the Sec. of Defense in which he assured the Chinese the US was stable and would not launch a strike, and it is also alleged that he told his Chinese counterpart he would warn them in the event that Donald Trump ordered a nuclear strike (not that it ever seemed especially likely). And then another one on Jan. 8 in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion not clearly sanctioned by the SecDef, after a conversation with Nancy Pelosi. After this, it is alleged he made officers in the nuclear chain of command swear a personal oath to him to not use nuclear weapons without his approval. I don't know my military law, but it pretty much sounds like offering the enemy aid and comfort to me. Onto the links.

At PJ Media, General Milley Made Covert Calls to China on Security Matters.'Streif' at Red State, General Mark Milley Seems to Have Been the Source for Bob Woodward's Story About Mark Milley Undermining the Constitution. 'Bonchie at Red State, Mark Milley Finally Gives His Denial but Ends up Telling on Himself. From  Fox, cited at MSN, Pentagon dodges questions on Milley phone calls: 'I can't speak to specifics'. Anxious, Pentagon confirms top general reassured China during last days of Trump. Breitbart, Pentagon Confirms Milley Conversations with Chinese Counterpart, Other Uniformed Leaders on Nukes. Mary Chastain at LI, Milley Spins China Calls As Orange Man Bad, Fmr. Defense Secretary Denies He Authorized the Calls, "The spokesman doesn’t confirm or deny Milley told China he would inform them of an upcoming attack." Jon Swan at Anxious, Mark Milley's crisis. WaFree Bee, Milley’s Favorite Chinese General Is One of CCP’s Biggest Saber Rattlers,  "People’s Liberation Army general Li Zuocheng pledged to 'resolutely smash' Taiwan" AllahPundit at Hot Hair chortles Sources tell Politico: Milley got defense secretary's approval before calling Chinese general. Miranda Devine at NYPO wonders Is Nancy Pelosi pulling General Mark Milley’s strings?. From Josiah Lippincott at the American Mind, Deep State, Deep Trouble. Tim O'Brien at Bloomies, No, General Milley, President Trump Wasn’t Losing It.

From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.15.21 the Geller Reports INSURRECTION: Gen Milley Conspired With China Against Trump And Told Military Officials Not to Take Orders From President Trump In Real Coup. I don't think insurrection is the right word, Also from This Ain’t Hell, Milley Must Go! and Don Surber: They Wanted A Coup All Along. Coup is closer. 

As always, opinions are like assholes, everybody has one. Scott McCay at Am Spec, The Treacherous Depths Of Mark Milley "He should be facing a charge of sedition and possibly treason." At Grabien, Mark Levin: Milley Collaborated with China and the Dems and Journalists Sat on the Story for Months . Jazz Shaw at Hot Hair, Yes, Milley has to go. Stephen Miller at Spectator World, No one elected Mark Milley "The general doesn’t belong anywhere near the levers of power that we the voters grant our elected officials". At Fox, 'The View' co-hosts clash after Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines agree that General Milley China calls were 'treason'  "I think there’s just no excuse for a silent coup, which I think that’s what that is." , also Rand Paul thinks Gen. Milley should be removed, court-martialed if secret calls to China are confirmed  The National Review editors take a weak stand, Investigate General Milley Now.

Of course, there are people on the other side; at Da Caller, Joy Reid Calls Gen. Mark Milley ‘Heroic,’ ‘Patriot’. Now I feel better about treason. The 'Stache, from Breitbart,  John Bolton Defends Gen. Mark Milley: ‘His Patriotism Is Unquestioned’. And of course, there's the only opinion that really matters, from PM,  White House defends General Milley after revelations he undermined Trump by speaking to Chinese counterpart and both Wa Free Bee and Mediate,  Joe Biden: ‘I Have Great Confidence in General Milley’, but from Dan Chaitin at WaEx, Trump claims Biden won't fire Milley for fear of him 'spilling the dirty secrets' on Afghanistan. There could be some truth in that.

That really should be enough for one day, but, as you may have heard, California held an election to recall Gov. Resting Smugface. Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.15.21, Victory Girls, Newsom To Remain Dictator Of California, Tristan Justice at Da Fed, The Real Result Of The California Recall is A Green Light For Tyranny Legal Insurrection, “We Are Forcing Them To Pay Attention To The Things They Should’ve Paid Attention To Two Years Ago”, and at Am Think California – A Legit Recall Vote, But Evidence Of Fraud Remains. Capt. Ed at Hot Hair, Total un-recall: Newsom skates easily past challenge in CA. Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media,  Racist CA Democrats Reject Chance to Elect Historic Black Governor and AJ Kaufman, Newsom Survives Recall by Attacking Trump Voters. Marshall Auerback at UnHerd, Gavin Newsom’s hollow victory. Fox, LA Times celebrates Gavin Newsom's recall win over 'extremist, intolerant' Larry Elder: 'A sigh of relief'. AllahPundit sighs, "Let's be gracious in defeat": Larry Elder concedes the California recall election, hoping for more drama.

Jazz Shaw paraphrases the LA Times: Our recall system needs to be fixed so Republicans can't win. Gail Heriot at Insty, RECALL & INITIATIVE BALLOTS WERE A PROGRESSIVE ERA REFORM: But now that California is a One Party Empire, you can expect Democrats to curtail the system. John Lott at Town Hall, has some Very Concerning Evidence of Vote Fraud in California Recall Election, Breitbart, California Recall Leaves Unanswered Questions About Errant Ballots. Matt Vespa at Town Hall, Oh, So That's How 350,000 California Recall Votes Vanished from CNN's Vote Tally. Lloyd Billingsley at Front Page discusses California’s Audit-Proof Scheme to Steal Elections "When voter fraud is institutionalized."

Which brings us back around to the national issue, Senate Democrats Try Power Grab with Another Federal Takeover of Elections (Breitbart). Reuters has Pennsylvania Republicans subpoena detailed voter info in 2020 election probe, using the media lingo for "don't look here" 

The move advances what is expected to be an expansive review of Pennsylvania's election last November and comes amid similar efforts by Republicans in other key states to promote the baseless claim that Republican former President Donald Trump did not lose due to widespread voter fraud.

How do you know if it's baseless or not until you look? At WaEx, Pennsylvania Republicans look to subpoena personal information about voters in 2020 election inquiry. At PJ Media, Kevin Downey calls it A Political Civil War Over Election Audit in Pennsylvania

Jerry Dunleavy, FEC says Twitter acted legally in blocking Hunter Biden laptop stories

In announcing the decision, the FEC pointed to Twitter’s assertion that part of the reason it stopped the spread of the New York Post articles in October was over concerns that foreign actors obtained the salacious materials through hacking. The social media giant claimed the U.S. intelligence community was warning about such an effort in the lead-up to the 2020 election. No evidence has emerged that the Hunter Biden laptop story stemmed from a foreign hacking operation.

After the whole Russiagate thing turned out to be a hoax committed by the intelligence community with the collaboration of the MSM and social media. 

Sundance at CTH is pissed by a  Report that  Mike Pence is Fundraising for 2024 Presidential Campaign. It's what politicians do. 

Breitbart proud that Plouffe claims Republicans Speaking to Their ‘Sick, Perverted One-Third of the Country’ Injected by Fox News, Breitbart. I would be. WJ, Leftists Turn on New CNN Anchor After She Breaks Rank to Challenge Establishment. Kasie Hunt.

Despite the fact that they haven't been able to produce some 14,000 hours of potentially exculpatory video, the FBI is still making arrests over the Jan. 6 Capitol Incursion, ABC 27, Two Midstate men arrested on charges related to January 6 Capitol breach

At NR, September 18 Rally Will Prohibit Pro-Trump Clothing, but will the undercover FBI agents and their stoolies heed the admonition?  From Da Caller, Capitol Police Request National Guard ‘Reaction Force’ Ahead Of ‘Justice For J6’ Rally. Suppose they held a riot, and no one but the FBI and friends participated? WaEx, Ashli Babbitt's widower discourages violence at 'Justice for J6' rally on Saturday "The last thing I want is violence occurring in my wife’s name. I don’t want it," Aaron told Fox 5 . "More bloodshed at this point is not going to do anything in terms of getting justice for Ashli." The Peacock is disappointed that Paranoia and accusations cloud efforts to launch 'Justice for January 6' rally "Users in extreme far-right Facebook groups and extremist forums are largely steering users away from an upcoming rally, claiming it could be a "false flag."" Could be. 

From the Miami Herald, Capitol Police officers face discipline for selfies with rioters, internal documents show, because it's making the prosecutions more difficult if the officers were tacitly encouraging it. 

Ace arose from his slumber and noted George W. Bush's 9/11 Speech: The January 6th Rioters Were Just as Bad as the 9/11 Terrorists I Started Two Foreign Wars to Stop and Mob "Protests" Brett Kavanaugh At His Family Home

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