Giuliani alleges child endangerment and sexual exploitation found on Biden laptop
The evidence was allegedly delivered to Delaware police. I'm not going to speculate, since this isn't really about politics. Either it's true, or it isn't. The person directly accused isn't running. It's a major black eye for elder Joe the candidate, especially if he knew and did nothing as is alleged; but it isn't directly criminal on his part (absent facts which would support neglect or some other failure of duty). It just looks really bad.
It may be even more awkward, because the Delaware AG appears to be a friend and ally of the Bidens.
These accusations are bad enough that I hope they aren't true. Sadly, enough external validation has come out regarding emails from the laptop that dismissing all of this as a dirty trick is not justified. We'll have to await the outcome of actual investigations from people with direct access to the evidence -- if the FBI and the Delaware police are willing to conduct them.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey appears to have lied under oath
Video and details here Cruz asks Jack Dorsey about the New York Post stories Twitter has been blocking. Dorsey says the story can be shared now. But it can't be. Of course it was unblocked shortly after that.
CJ Roberts allows ballots without postmarks to be counted after election
4-4 split leaves absurd lower court decision in place. We need Amy on the court to resolve these decisions without absurd ties. And we need Roberts to wake the fuck up and do his job, or else resign and publicly admit that the left has been blackmailing him. Seriously. In what sane universe do you count votes without postmarks that were received after the election? That is an invitation to fraud. And if those ballots decide the presidency... well, that's a nightmare scenario we don't need.
Should there be a special counsel in the Biden corruption matter?
At first glance, I didn't think a special council was necessary -- yet. If Trump wins, AG Barr can handle an investigation into political figures who are not running for political office. There's no conflict of interest there after the election, and no investigation started now could possibly have an impact on the election when the election is only three weeks away.
There is a caveat to that, however. The FBI has had this laptop since 2019 and so far as we can tell, nothing has been done about it. AG Barr should demand a full accounting on the status of any investigations opened on the basis of this evidence, and make a determine whether, at this point, a special counsel is required simply to avoid the appearance of impropriety.
[Emphasis added] Assuming that's true, and I wouldn't question it at face value, it suggests the Republican party has grossly miscalculated what their base cares about and wants to see legislators do. The elected Republicans have for years basically told gun owners to sit down and shut up. The most we have gotten for our trouble and political effort has been nothing -- ie, Republicans sometimes block gun control legislation, and sometimes protect the gun industry from legal abuse (eg, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act). It's very rare for federal legislators to offer gun owners anything positive. Maybe it's time the party tried that.
Read the whole thing for a little bit of insight into polling about Trump, as well.
Wikipedia now censoring support for traditional marriage
The problem here is that censoring something like this does not make it go away (as Wikipedia no doubt wishes), it just prevents that opinion from being expressed on a certain platform. It's a thumb on the scales of the overton window, as I saw it described somewhere earlier today; it's not a rational argument, not a discussion, not an explanation, merely a declaration that a certain position is verboten in polite society. Not only does the law not agree with that opinion (any longer, even though this change to millennia of law only happened recently), that opinion can no longer be spoken about at all, thus hampering anyone who disagrees from expressing their disagreement.
This is evil. It is evil in the unique manner of totalitarian technological societies; a minor evil that hurts millions of people just a little bit, and thus hopes to achieve great evil while sliding beneath the notice of those who might oppose it effectively.
The person who was going to schedule a Presidential debate got caught communicating about the debate, and then lied about it, claiming his Twitter account was hacked. (He's claimed the same twice before). And now he's been fired for lying about being hacked.
So far the response from the Biden campaign is to call a lid on their operations early yesterday (presumably to avoid being asked about it) and to "reject" (but not deny) the allegations, while tacitly admitting that maybe a meeting did occur that was not on [Joe] Biden's "official" schedule...
The provenance of this email trove is certainly questionable. But that doesn't mean it's not news or that it should be censored. (Indeed, we had to endure four years of the Russia Hoax and it's still not being censored). There are certainly enough details in this latest batch of emails for investigators to examine and compare to facts on the ground.
CIA Director Gina Haspel still resisting SpyGate disclosure
Even after Trump repeated his order to declassify and release documents, she is still resisting disclosure, likely due to personal involvement in the scandal. I will be very surprised if she still has a job should Trump win election, along with Wray at FBI.