Maxwell Guilty

The jury found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on 5 of 6 charges:

Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty of sex trafficking and other charges. After six days of deliberation, a jury of six men and six women found the British socialite guilty on five of six counts – all except enticing an individual under the age of 17 to travel to with intent to engage in illegal sex acts. She faces a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison.

And Epstein still didn’t kill himself.

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SUV Attack on Christmas Parade

Two dozen people were run over by an SUV that was used to attack a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

A car traveling at high speed plowed into a holiday parade in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing at least one person and leaving at least 20 people injured, among them several elderly women who were part of a ‘Dancing Grannies’ float and members of a schoolgirls’ dance team, according to reports.

Terrifying video posted to social media shows a speeding red SUV collide into a group of people marching in the middle of the street during the annual holiday parade in Waukesha, some 20 miles west of downtown Milwaukee.

The red SUV and a person of interest are in custody, according to police. The head of the fire department said that 11 adults and 12 children were rushed to six different hospitals in the area.

Another video shows the speeding SUV narrowly miss a young girl who was dancing in the street as the out-of-control vehicle drove by just feet away.

Despite earlier reports of gunshots, police said they do not believe the driver was armed.

Don’t jump to any conclusions yet. It might be connected to the Rittenhouse verdict, or it might be an anti-Christmas statement, or it might be something else. We’ll find out soon enough.

UPDATE: 5 dead, 40 injured. Attacker was a black activist recently released from prison. Looks as if he was targeting white people.

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Tory MP Stabbed to Death

Fortunately, thanks to Britain’s strict gun laws, he was not shot to death, so there is a silver lining:

Conservative MP Sir David Amess has today been murdered after being stabbed ‘multiple times’ during his weekly surgery by a 25-year-old man who ran in and knifed him to death.

The Tory MP for Southend West, 69, was holding a surgery at the Belfairs Methodist Church, in Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on-Sea when his attacker ran into the building wielding a knife before attacking the veteran politician.

Paramedics working to save him on the floor of a Essex church for more than an hour but he could not be saved after appalling attack with chilling similarities to the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox in June 2016.

The killer has been apprehended and is 25, but that’s the only description provided so far. It will be ironic if it turns out to be an immigrant who is responsible, since the late Member of Parliament was described as “always trying to help people and especially refugees he’s tried to help.”

UPDATE: The killer has been confirmed to be a Somali immigrant. Ironic justice is served. Better this pro-refugee MP pay the price than some innocent who wasn’t responsible for the foreign invasion of Britain.

UPDATE: Shed no tears for the man. He doesn’t deserve them. The lesson, as always, is this: sink the damn ships!

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Vaxxing All Feds

Anti-President Biden dictates the vaccination of all federal employees and all employees of federal contractors:

President Joe Biden on Thursday will impose more stringent vaccine rules on federal workers, and take steps to encourage private businesses to do the same, during a major speech meant to lay out a new approach to combating the coronavirus.

Among the steps that the President will take is signing an executive order requiring all federal workers to be vaccinated, with no option of being regularly tested to opt out of the requirement, according to a source familiar with the plans.

The President will also sign an executive order directing that same standard be extended to employees of contractors who do business with the federal government. The Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Indian Health Service and National Institute of Health will also complete their previously announced vaccination requirements, which the White House estimates covers 2.5 million people.

That is a significant move beyond the one Biden announced earlier this summer that required federal workers be vaccinated but allowed for those who opted out to be subject to stringent mitigation measures. The White House has said the federal government should act as a model for other businesses in their own vaccine mandates, and has praised large companies that require employees to be vaccinated.

And he will address the confusion over booster shots, though will not make any new announcements on when additional doses will be authorized for Americans.

Suddenly the NIGHTMARE KITTY SCENARIO doesn’t look so awful. At least we’d be rid of the entire federal government. I’ll update this post once the actual announcement is made.

UPDATE: CNN’s description appears to be more than a bit of an exaggeration. The Department of Defense guidance letter that went out this morning allows for both exemptions and testing in lieu of “full-vaccination”, which is defined as two shots, no booster. As always, never trust the media’s version of events.

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The man who might have been king

The Duke of Edinburgh has died at the age of 99:

Her Majesty announced her husband’s death at midday as the Union Flag was lowered to half-mast outside Buckingham Palace and on public buildings across the UK and Commonwealth. 

The Royal Family said in a statement: ‘It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

‘His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss’. 

Her Majesty, who remains at Windsor Castle, is now expected to enter an eight-day period of mourning. She will not carry out any duties, even in private, while laws will not be given the Royal Assent and affairs of state will also be paused. 

As with all royal births, marriages and deaths, a notice announcing Philip’s passing was displayed outside Buckingham Palace.

The British Empire is no more, and now those who were witness to its end are passing away as well. The question is if the West will do the same.


Operational support or Boomer dodos?

I can understand why AC is suspicious of old people standing around calmly providing play-by-play commentary as a wind-up toy runs around shooting people, including police, right in front of them, but then, it could simply be Boomers booming. I don’t think those who are younger than Gen X realize how much the average Boomer resembles a dodo bird with regards to their total inability to register danger:

I’m telling you, the old people in this, just standing in the front door, all blase and relaxed texting on their phone, saying, ‘Yeah, the shooter went in the store, right in there behind me,” as gunshots go off right behind them, or standing around the back of the building with walkers but not moving away to safety, are surveillance, and I would say it is 99.9{3549d4179a0cbfd35266a886b325f66920645bb4445f165578a9e086cbc22d08} they are some form of operational support for the shooting, watching the perimeter for the central control running the operation. 

I can’t explain exactly what it is I see when I look at them, but they are coverage – I see that all the time. It is almost like they are on a different frequency as they stand there, and it stands out from what you would expect them to look like they are doing and thinking. Ask yourself, if you were an obese, decrepit old geezer, and some dude was popping shots off inside that store, and you had dead bodies strewn about your feet as you stood in the doorway, and a livestreamer nut was screaming in front of you, would you just stand there in the middle of the carnage, looking down into your phone, only pausing to look up saying, “Oh yeah the shooter is right behind me, in the store, he went in right that way over there” as you text away and gunshots go off? Or would you be too busy getting the hell out of there? 

And there is the old couple in back with a walker. How did they get there, given the store floor level is about four feet higher due to it being a loading dock behind them, and there are no cars anywhere near? Did they walk around back there from the front, with a walker, instead of going to their car? Why aren’t they moving to a car, or at least away from the store, given a shooter could come out a door there at any moment? What are they doing there? And there just happens to be a guy on the opposite side of the back covering the other corner towards them, who walks away from the streamer as he approaches, and another guy with a semi-afro, watching the side, from the back corner up to the front. 

None of them are rendering aid, they are not seeking cover or concealment, or moving to their car, or even assessing where the shooter might be. They are all just on post, with no sense of danger, and for some reason know they aren’t going to get shot. Notice vehicular units driving through the parking lot too, all throughout it. At least a few of those are support coverage. I will bet if I was in the parking lot and pulled an AR-15 out of my trunk, to sneak around back, go inside and confront the shooter, minuteman style, those people would radio that into control, in its basement control center, and control would get on the shooter’s earpiece to guide him to either meet me or describe to him how to evade me and make it to a new site, based on what perimeter surveillance was telling him about my movements in real time. 

That cop may very well have been sacrificed just like that to make this a heinous shooting for maximal effect. I will bet this is why we do not see more of these characters offed by armed patriots on the spot. These operations are run under much more controlled conditions, with far more resources than we would believe possible.

It is peculiar how many of these “active shooter incidents” always seem to take place in locations where there are a lot of bystanders around but very few of them are armed in any way. Despite the fact that I don’t even know anyone, male or female, who doesn’t at least carry a knife, if not a concealed firearm on a daily basis, you never seem to hear about any of these active shooters being jumped by several people and being stabbed or beaten to death.

It’s not like people don’t fight back in real life. My grandfather took on a 28-year-old carjacker armed with a .38 in Alexandria, Virginia. He slapped the gun out of his face, repeatedly punched the guy in the face so many times that he broke his hand, then shoved the stunned guy into the car and locked him into it. He was 73 at the time.

My mother was furious with him, of course, but he was unconcerned. He’d survived Guadacanal and Tarawa, so “some punk with a popgun” hardly counted as dangerous from his perspective.


Yeah, she looks into it

Add it to the list of anomalies. Someone is burning Cuomo. Normally this sort of thing stays swept well under the rug:

A woman named Anna Ruch says Cuomo made her feel “confused and shocked and embarrassed” during a wedding event in September of 2019. Ruch, who is now 33, told The New York Times that it was the first time she met Cuomo.

Ruch says she thanked him for his complimentary remarks about her newlywed friends when the Governor placed his hand on her lower back. Ruch claims Cuomo called her “aggressive” when she forcibly removed his hand from her back.

Shockingly, Ruch says Cuomo then placed both hands on her face and asked, “Can I kiss you?”

“I was so confused and shocked and embarrassed,” Ruch said. “I turned my head away and didn’t have words in that moment.”

Ruch provided The Times with a photograph of the encounter as well as text messages regarding the incident.

I don’t know why. I don’t know who. But I don’t buy that Team Kamala is doing it, since either a) she doesn’t matter or b) she’ll be the incumbent come 2024, depending upon which narrative you utilize.