I was going to look at a local auction preview yesterday but something had come up and the auctioneer was busy with other stuff. Looking at it this morning. Get a bite to eat too. Coffee, post office and library and then back home to work on a couple of projects.

Cyclone #4

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Looks like this system is slowing down - here is the rainfall from the fourth cyclone:

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Getting back to normal. A fun couple of days watching Mother Nature at work.

We did not lose power as our local Public Utilities Department has stayed on top of maintaining the infrastructure.

Political correctness gone crazy

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A n***er person of color using the word n***er gets fired for using that word - from Madison.com:

Black Madison school staffer appeals firing for repeating student's racial slur
A black security guard who was fired from West High School after telling a student who called him the N-word not to use the slur — and repeated the word itself — is appealing his termination, saying the district’s zero-tolerance policy toward such language by staff ignores crucial context.

Messages of support flooded Marlon Anderson’s Facebook page after he posted a brief description of the incident Wednesday. Anderson had worked for the Madison School District for 11 years.

“I had no idea I was going to be terminated, because I didn’t understand that zero tolerance meant there is no context attached to the word,” Anderson told the Wisconsin State Journal. “I need the district to answer the question of how can a black man lose his job for telling a student to not call him the N-word.”

Words fail. I can only offer this:

The latest narrative - the Kurds

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Terry Schappert says it all with this tweet:

Tip of the chapeau to Don Surber who offers this: No morals, no memory, no regrets.

Off to bed

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Tired. Working at home next couple of days. Have a board meeting Monday and meeting with the shop builder Tuesday. Getting this project started and it is going to be sweet!

Heading to the farm later next week - deal with the water issue and pack some more stuff up. Got a nice offer on my food trailer.

From Breitbart:

Report: Obama Administration ‘Rebuffed’ Warnings About Corruption Linked to Hunter Biden’s Ukraine Work
The Obama administration dismissed warnings raised by top State Department official George Kent in 2015 that the Ukrainian company that was employing then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter at the time was corrupt, the Washington Post confirmed Thursday.

The Post’s report suggested the Obama administration allowed Hunter Biden to continue serving on Burisma Holdings’ board of directors although it knew the company was corrupt.

Echoing a report from NBC News issued earlier this week, the Post noted:

A career State Department official overseeing Ukraine policy told congressional investigators this week that he had raised concerns in early 2015 about then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son serving on the board of a Ukrainian energy company but was turned away by a Biden staffer, according to three people familiar with the testimony.

Six more links at the story to other corroborating data sources. Biden = Corrupt. Obama administration = Corrupt.

And don't get me started about Hillary...

Hillary is a mess

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First, psychological projection. Now, an Idée fixe - specifically, Russia.  Idée fixe from Infogalactic:

An idée fixe is a preoccupation of mind believed to be firmly resistant to any attempt to modify it, a fixation. The name originates from the French idée, "idea" and fixe, "fixed." Although not used technically to denote a particular disorder in psychology, idée fixe is used often in the description of disorders, and is employed widely in literature and everyday English.

From Newsmax:

Hillary Believes Putin Has Compromising Material on Trump
Hillary Clinton is suggesting Russia has compromising material on President Donald Trump.

She also suggested Russia is grooming Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, as a third-party candidate in 2020. And she maintained that 2016 Green Party nominee Jill Stein is a "Russian asset."

Clinton's comments came during an interview on the Campaign HQ podcast with Barack Obama's former campaign manager David Plouffe's and were detailed in a story by The Washington Post.

"I don't know what [Russian President Vladimir] Putin has on him, whether it's both personal and financial," Clinton said of Trump. "I assume it is."

Hillary was the person that as Secretary of State sold 20% of our Uranium mining assets to the Russians in exchange for a nice donation to the Clinton Foundation and a $500,000 stipend for Bill to speak in Moscow.

But - justice will prevail. From NBC News:

38 people cited for violations in Clinton email probe
The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action.

The department determined that those 38 people were "culpable" in 91 cases of sending classified information in messages that ended up in Clinton's personal email. The 38 are current and former State Department officials but were not identified in the report that was sent to Congress this week.

The investigation covered 33,000 emails that Clinton turned over for review after her use of the private email account became public. The department said it found a total of 588 violations involving information then or now deemed to be classified, but could not assign fault in 497 cases.

A small start but one that shows we are heading in the right direction.

Tulsi responds

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Hillary called Tulsi Gabbard a "Russian Asset". Tulsi puched back twice as hard - her twitter account:

A Hillary supporter could not let this stand and tweeted the following:

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Looks like he didn't like the feedback and yanked it. Never fear - the internet is forever. A screen cap with a wonderful response from this twitter account:

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Comedy gold...

And it's official - solar minimum

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We still have 74 days until the end of the year but it's looking like we are setting a record. From SpaceWeather:

DEEP SOLAR MINIMUM:
As of today, the sun has been blank (no sunspots) 74% of the time in 2019. This is significant because the previous record for spotlessness during the Space Age was 73% set in 2008. If low sunspot counts continue apace, 2019 could end up as the deepest Solar Minimum of the modern era.

Sunspots are an excellent proxy for solar output. Less sunlight, colder temperatures. SImple as that.

Boeing knew - 737Max

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Two years before the two crashes - from The New York Times:

Boeing Pilot Complained of ‘Egregious’ Issue With 737 Max in 2016
A Boeing pilot working on the 737 Max said in messages from 2016 that a new automated system was making the plane difficult to control in flight simulators, more than two years before it was grounded following two deadly crashes.

The existence of the messages strike at a central part of Boeing’s defense over how the plane was certified to fly. For months, the company has maintained that the Max was certified in accordance with all appropriate regulations, suggesting that there was no indication that MCAS was unsafe.

Ouch!

Most of our foreign aid is just going into the Swiss bank accounts of the tyrrants who run the countries. President Trump is looking at ending this policy of sending money and looking the other way. And it gets even better. The liberals will be screaming - I love it!  From Politico:

Trump administration mulls $4.3B in foreign aid cuts
The Trump administration is looking to cut more than $4 billion in foreign aid spending, including severe cuts to the United Nations budget that advocates say will threaten national security and increase human suffering around the globe.

The White House budget office is eyeing $2.3 billion in cuts to USAID and a $2 billion cut to the State Department through a process called rescission, an administration official speaking on background confirmed to POLITICO. The official cautioned that the numbers are subject to change.

Of course this is going to "threaten national security and increase human suffering around the globe" - it is their rice bowl that is being emptied. In reality, no such thing. A tinpot dictator in some third-world shithole will not get another Mercedes Maybach this year. Nothing more. It will not affect the overall lives of the citizens.

That he is also cutting the United Nations' budget is pure gravy.

Interesting - from Judicial Watch:

JW INVESTIGATES IF OUSTED UKRAINE AMBASSADOR ORDERED STATE DEPT. TO MONITOR JOURNALISTS, TRUMP ALLIES
Judicial Watch is investigating if prominent conservative figures, journalists and persons with ties to President Donald Trump were unlawfully monitored by the State Department in Ukraine at the request of ousted U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, an Obama appointee. Yovanovitch testified “in secret” to the House impeachment inquiry against Trump on Friday, October 11, 2019. Her “secret” testimony was leaked to the New York Times during the hearing.

Judicial Watch has obtained information indicating Yovanovitch may have violated laws and government regulations by ordering subordinates to target certain U.S. persons using State Department resources. Yovanovitch reportedly ordered monitoring keyed to the following search terms: Biden, Giuliani, Soros and Yovanovitch.  Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the State Department and will continue gathering facts from government sources.

And the people being monitored:

The prominent conservative figures — journalists and persons with ties to President Donald Trump — allegedly unlawfully monitored by the State Department in Ukraine at the request of ousted U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch include:

    • Jack Posobiec
    • Donald Trump Jr.
    • Laura Ingraham
    • Sean Hannity
    • Michael McFaul (Obama’s ambassador to Russia)
    • Dan Bongino
    • Ryan Saavedra
    • Rudy Giuliani
    • Sebastian Gorka
    • John Solomon
    • Lou Dobbs
    • Pamella Geller
    • Sara Carter

The Deep State is finding it uncomfortable to work in the US so they are extending tendrills to other nations friendly to their narrative.

Tip of the hat to Vox Day for the link.

Tulsi Gabbard is a classical Democrat

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If it was between Mitt Romney and her for president, I would vote for her. She is showing the general public what a sane and intelligent candidate looks like and they hate her for it. Their hair is on fire. From the Washington Examiner:

Hillary Clinton says Tulsi Gabbard is a 'Russian asset' groomed to ensure Trump reelection
Hillary Clinton said that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being groomed by Moscow to run as a third-party spoiler candidate in 2020 to help President Trump win reelection.

The former secretary of state pushed the theory on Campaign HQ podcast hosted by David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2008.

Plouffe and Clinton discussed hurdles the Democratic nominee would face and compared the 2020 race to Clinton’s loss to Trump in 2016. Plouffe asked Clinton about the part third-party candidates, such as Jill Stein of the Green Party, played in 2016, allowing Trump to secure key states.

"They are also going to do third party again," Clinton, 71, said. "I'm not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate," Clinton said, referring to Gabbard, without mentioning the Hawaii representative by name.

Classic case of psychological projection on Crooked Hillary's part.

Follow the money - from Legal Insurrection:

September Another Record-Setting Fundraising Month for the RNC
Thursday, the Republican National Convention announced what they’re calling the “largest-ever off-cycle fundraising haul in history for either Party.”

The RNC raked in a whopping $27.3 million in September alone.

From the RNC:

“While Democrats focus on fighting President Trump, Republicans have prioritized voters and we have another record-breaking fundraising month–the highest ever off-cycle–to show for it,” said Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “Voters are tired of Democrats’ petty politics and baseless witch hunts, and their shameful attacks have only energized our grassroots army and allowed us to lay the groundwork for Republicans to take back the House, expand our majority in the Senate and re-elect President Trump in 2020.”

RNC Fundraising Fast Facts:
Receipts for September 2019: $27.3 million
Receipts for 2019-2020 Cycle: $168.7 million
Total cash on hand: $59.2 million
Debt: $0
*Note: To date, the RNC has more than doubled the DNC’s fundraising. As of the last filing period, the DNC carried $7.3 million in debt.

This announcement follows the RNC and Trump Campaign’s massive $125 million Q3 haul announced earlier this month. The RNC is already investing this money into targeting vulnerable House Democrats over their support for the impeachment charade — $2.35 million to date — and continues to invest in growing its permanent ground game operation to expand the map in 2020 and benefit President Trump and Republican candidates nationwide.

Heh - the numbers speak for themselves. The Dems are eating their own seed corn trying to stay relevant.

Coffee time

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Get some coffee, check in at the post office, do a bit of yard sailing and attend an auction preview. Take the pups to the park and run them ragged for a bit.

Back in a while...

Cyclone four - winds starting to pick up

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Not raining but the winds just started gusting pretty hard. Should quiet down for a couple hours and then dump rain.

CNN is all over this news story

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From the U.S. Department of Defense:

DOD Spokesman Provides Border Wall Update
At present, about a mile of border wall is being built each day, Jonathan Rath Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, told reporters at a Pentagon news conference today.

The Army Corps of Engineers is the executive agent for DOD's border wall construction. In April and May, the Corps awarded about $2.5 billion in projects to build a portion of the wall that will span 129 miles in New Mexico, Arizona and California, Hoffman said.

As of this week, virtually all of that $2.5 billion has been obligated and is on contract, and officials expect to have the remaining $3 million obligated before the end of this month, he said.

Hoffman pointed out that some of the property used for the wall construction already belongs to DOD — most notably, the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range in Arizona — and other land is in the process of being transferred from the Interior Department to DOD. Another allocation of $3.6 billion authorized under Title 10, U.S. Code, Section 2808, will go for 175 miles of border wall, he said.

And the mainstream media's reporting on this?

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The border that we share with Mexico is 1,954 miles long. I do not know how much wall is there already but if they started from scratch today, it would only take a little more than five years to put up the entire thing. This is do-able.

The last couple of cyclones

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Here is the flow for the Stillaguamish river in Arlington - since the ground was saturated from the first bout of rainfall, the succeeding cyclones rainfall arrived in the river a lot faster. You can see the spike in the discharge with "bumps" as one front ended and the next front came in.

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Got another four or five days for this storm system to play out.

Beta O'Rourke's rally in Dallas

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Bet you did not know that Beta O'Rourke also had a rally in Dallas the other day. From the Daily Caller:

Dallas Reporter Compares Trump Crowd To Beto’s Counter-Rally — It’s Not Even Close
Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke held his own rally Thursday to counter President Donald Trump’s Dallas event — and photos suggested he would face a much smaller crowd.

Dallas-Fort Worth CBS reporter Caroline Vandergriff posted a photo of O’Rourke’s fans beginning to gather outside the 6,350-seat Theatre at Grand Prairie, just a few hours before it was scheduled to start.

Some more photos at the Caller - almost feel sorry for the guy. Almost.

From Western Journal:

Mike Rowe Brilliantly Sums Up Lunacy of Democratic Primary Fight
In the countless words and column inches that have been spilled on the Democratic primary process so far, author and former television host Mike Rowe has offered one of the most succinct descriptions yet.

And it more or less perfectly sums up the inanity — and inherent hypocrisy — of the gaggle of demagogues vying to become the next Democratic nominee for president:

“You’ve got millionaires arguing with millionaires over who hates the millionaires the most,” Rowe said Wednesday in a “Fox & Friends” interview.

Meanwhile, the middle class is getting more and more prosperous and the poor are pulling themselves up.

The stadium seats 20,000 and it was full with thousands standing around outside.

From The Last Refuge:

For a miscreant on the threshold of impeachment, he can sure pack them in...

The people in charge run a good meeting so the business part was over in 15 minutes as usual. We then had an open forum for members to talk about fun stuff they are doing or to ask for help with projects. It is then turned over to a presenter who gives a 20-30 minute presentation. Not tonight.

I have talked to the guy before and he was a PhD university professor in upper atmosphere and solar physics which is something I am very interested in. He did not know how to deliver a succinct presentation though. He brought 50 slides (there was a counter running on the video screen) and at the end of one hour, he was only up to #27. I bailed.

The guy was a charter member of a 12-step program for public speakers: On Anon, Anon, Anon

Tired - surf for a little bit, have a glass or two of red wine and to bed.

Out the door - meeting tonight

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Ham Radio group is meeting tonight.

Stop at the library first and get a burrito for dinner.

Flow rate of the Stillaguamish river at Arlington. This is the first cyclone which dumped the rain on Tuesday evening. It takes about 48 hours for the rainfall to percolate through the land and into the Stilly.

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There is nothing wrong with your speakers - there is no audio:

And it gets more interesting - from BoingBoing:

Design fiction, politicized: the wearable face projector
In 2017, a group of Dutch design students created some fictional anonymity "products" that they displayed under the name "Group Anonymous" at Milan Design Week.

One of these design fiction pieces was Group Anonymous member Jing-cai Liu's "wearable face projector" -- a hat with a built-in LCD projector that skinned your face with an ever-shifting series of projection-mapped faces.

At the time, the group expressed its hope that their "designs should provoke debates about the emerging future."

But the wearable face projector has gone viral in the wake of Hong Kong's unconstitutional "mask ban" that prohibits protesters from using masks or makeup to confound the facial recognition cameras being used by Hong Kong to exact terrible physical retribution upon people who take part in public calls for respect for their human rights.

In response, Jing-cai Liu has published a statement disavowing any "political intentions...not then, not now" (all appearances to the contrary notwithstanding) and demanding that their work not be associated with the Hong Kong protests: "The copyright of the product/concepts stays in the hands of those designers. They kindly ask to put their works in the right context and always refer back to their websites or named above sources when their concepts are shared. Don’t use their works in any political statement."

It's a genuinely weird statement from the "Group Anonymous" who set out to "provoke debate" with an exhibition called "Dystopian Future." I mean, be careful what you wish for, my dudes. I can empathize with not wanting to be dragged into someone else's fight, but this is literally what design fiction is for.

Indeed - the group pulled the website that the link in the first paragraph used to point to. It is even missing from The Internet Archive and they have most of the internet. Great idea though.

Nancy Pelosi - constitutional actions?

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From Breitbart:

Pelosi: ‘The Voters Are Not Going to Decide’ Impeachment Issue
On Thursday at her weekly press briefing, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the American people were “not going to decide” if President Donald Trump should be impeached.

When asked about the impeachment timeline, Pelosi said, “I keep saying to people, impeachment is about the truth and the Constitution of the United States. Any other issues that you have, disapproving of the way the president has dealt with Syria, whatever the subject is, reluctance, the cowardice to do something about gun violence, the cruelty of not wanting to help our Dreamers and transgender people, the denial about the climate crisis that we face, the list goes on, that’s about the election. That has nothing to do with what is happening in terms of our oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution and the facts that might support. And we don’t know where this path will take us, it could take us down further path but the two are completely separate.”

A reporter asked, “At what point might you say let’s just let the voters decide.”

Pelosi said, “The voters are not going to decide whether we honor our oath of office.

President Trump said it best with this tweet:

They are so obsessed with President Trump that they have become unhinged.

President Trump was right - Turkey

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From this mornings Beeb:

Turkey's Erdogan 'threw Trump's Syria letter in bin'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put US President Donald Trump's letter "in the bin", the BBC has been told.

In the letter dated 9 October, and sent after US troops were pulled out of Syria, Mr Trump told Mr Erdogan: "Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool!"

President Trump was urging Turkey not to launch a military offensive against Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria, but Mr Erdogan ignored this request.

From CNBC three hours ago:

Turkey agrees to pause attacks in northern Syria for five days as Kurds retreat
Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the United States and Turkey had agreed on a five-day Turkish cease-fire, days after the country’s forces launched an offensive in northern Syria.

“It will be a pause in military operations for 120 hours while the United States facilitates the withdrawal of the YPG from the affected areas in the safe zone. And once that is completed, Turkey has agreed to a permanent cease-fire,” Pence said alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Ankara, Turkey, referring to the mostly Kurdish fighting force.

The withdrawal of the Kurds from the border area has “literally already begun,” Pence said. Turkey views the Kurdish fighters as terrorists, though the United States worked closely with them in the battle against the Islamic State group.

Emphasis mine - the Beeb reported that the situation was devolving into chaos but in truth, the situation was on a temporary halt while people were being moved and after they are out of the area, a permanent cease-fire will be put in place. You mean that the BBC was pedaling Fake News? Tell me it aint so...

Time for some coffee

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Been doing paperwork and paying bills this morning. Time to head out into the real world for a bit.

From The Philadelphia Inquirer:

Mark Sanford kicked off his presidential campaign against Donald Trump in Philly. One person showed up.
The bell in the Independence Hall tower rang at 9 a.m., and Mark Sanford took a deep breath. He grabbed a giant check for “one trillion dollars,” stood next to a tiny wooden lectern, and asked me if I was ready for him to kick off a news conference announcing his bid to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary.

It didn’t really feel like a news conference. I was the only reporter there.

And when it began, the only others around besides his two aides were a family 30 yards away with a selfie stick and a group of students from Paris who wanted to know why he had such a big check. (Answer: It represented the burden of the national debt.)

The former South Carolina congressman and governor — perhaps best known for disappearing from office for six days in 2009 to visit a paramour in Argentina — launched his long-long-long-shot presidential campaign Wednesday in a gloomy Philadelphia. The launch also served to kick off his "Kids, We’re Bankrupt and We Didn’t Even Know It” tour — a 3,500-mile, weeklong road trip he hopes will “spark a needed conversation” within the Republican Party about spending and debt. He was set to make stops later Wednesday in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.

Clueless. All he has is his hatred of President Trump and a massive sense of entitlement.

Karma - open borders

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From The Gateway Pundit:

Trump-Hating Open Borders Advocate Killed by Criminal Illegal Alien
Open borders advocate and Trump-hater Sean Buchanan was killed last week by criminal illegal alien Ramirez Valiente.

Buchanan, a father of five, was killed when Valiente, who was driving without a license, swerved into his lane and killed him.

Sean Buchanan was a critic of President Trump and his immigration policies.

And the snowflake in question:

When he killed Buchanan, Ramirez Valiente was driving with a suspended license thanks to a 2018 DUI. He was also arrested for reckless endangerment in 2011 and domestic violence in 2016. A district attorney dismissed both charges.

After the crash, a close female acquaintance anonymously told ABC 7 Denver that Ramirez Valiente is “an alcoholic and an abuser.”

Best and brightest...

He must have had the goods on Hillary

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Elijah Cummings is now a good communist. From Associated Press:

Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died
Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68.

Cummings was a formidable orator who advocated for the poor in his black-majority district , which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore and more well-to-do suburbs.

It should be noted that the living conditions in his district were really deplorable - here, here and here for starters.

At least he is now somewhere really nice and warm. Really warm. Hot almost.

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This warm fuzzy tongue-bath from The Hollywood Reporter:

Inside the Modern Design of WarnerMedia's New NYC Headquarters With Jeff Zucker
Spread across 25 floors and 1.4  million square feet at Hudson Yards, CNN, HBO and the whole conglomerate are together at last. Says Zucker: "Our new home gives a nod to our history and future."

Well before AT&T cemented its acquisition of Time Warner in June 2018 to form WarnerMedia, the decision to combine all divisions under a single roof already had been made. The strategy to execute a decidedly egalitarian approach soon followed. "This was a very different process than most companies use, where a small cadre of people make decisions behind closed doors," says Thomas Santiago, senior vp global real estate at WarnerMedia. "What we did was consensus-driven and we cast a wide net," he says of the midtown design lab set up to allow staffers to provide feedback on every element of furniture and design in the new offices that landed at New York's mini-city Hudson Yards. "We paraded hundreds of employees through to see and touch and cycled through different finishes, screening-room seating, desks, even ceiling fixtures. We went for the chair that hundreds of employees preferred, not one a guy picked out of a catalog. It proved to be an effective process."

They are clamping their hands over their ears and yelling out: "We Can't Hear You"

I wonder just how long they will enjoy their shiny new offices before they have to sublet like the New York Times.

The third CNN tranche - Project Veritas

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Released this morning from Project Veritas:

PART 3: FIELD OPS MANAGER AT CNN: ZUCKER’S 9AM CALLS ARE ‘BULLSHIT;’ “WE’RE TOTALLY LEFT-LEANING…(BUT) WE DON’T WANT TO ADMIT IT”

    • Manager of Field Operations at CNN Patrick Davis Complains “We Could Be So Much Better Than What We Are.”
    • “I Haven’t Listened to a 9AM (Rundown) Call in About 15 Years…Just, I Can’t Listen to It,” Explains Davis, “It’s All Just a Bunch of Bullshit.”
    • Field Production Supervisor at CNN Gerald Sisnette: “The Only Way This Will Go Away is When He (Trump) Dies. Hopefully Soon.”
    • “They Sold Themselves to the Devil. It’s, It’s Sad.” Laments Floor Manager at CNN Mike Brevna.
    • “We Used to Cover News,” Complains Senior Field Engineer at CNN Scott Garber, “We Used to Go Out and Do Stories.”
    • Zucker Admits to Being Personally Responsible for Impeachment Coverage: “I Am the One Saying We Should Just Stay on Impeachment.”
    • Conflict is What Sells,” Explains CNN Media Coordinator Christian Sierra, “Create Clicks, Get More Money.”

On Monday, October 14, 2019 Project Veritas released the first of its Expose CNN series about the inner workings and candid observations of CNN employees and executives as captured with a hidden camera by CNN Insider Cary Poarch.  The first report was followed by Part II in the series on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 where Cary had casual conversations inside CNN regarding the candidates for the Democratic nomination for President.

Today, we are releasing Part III exposing the network’s movement away from objective newsgathering and towards partisan advocacy.

According to James O’Keefe, President of Project Veritas, “CNN has made a conscious decision to focus almost exclusively on the impeachment of President Trump at the expense of covering legitimate news around the world.”

Needless to say, much much MUCH more at the site.

Us deplorables have gotten tired of the constant hectoring from the chicken-little crowd. Summit News:

Angry Londoners Drag Climate Change Protesters From Roof of Train
Angry Londoners furious at having their lives disrupted dragged ‘Extinction Rebellion’ climate change protesters from the roof of a train this morning.

The incident happened at Canning Town Tube station, located in London’s poor east end – a particularly stupid venue for Extinction Rebellion activists to try to pull such a stunt.

One decidedly middle class looking protester climbed on top of the train but was pelted with objects before being dragged back down to the platform.

And this:

London Underground staff had to intervene to prevent the protesters getting a substantial beating.

Good - engaging in this sort of self-centered behavior should be painful. They are just a bunch of virtue signalling pantywaists who live in their mother's basements and jump from one "cause" to the next.

The official Extinction Rebellion Twitter account later tried to compare their activists to Rosa Parks, despite the fact the footage shows white middle class activists being confronted by a mixed crowd which includes numerous black people.

As we document in the video below, the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ protest movement is one huge virtue signal centered around middle and upper middle class people lecturing working class people on how to live their lives.

The video is here: The Truth About Extinction Rebellion

Third cyclone moving through

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Wind is picking up again - small craft advisories through 11:00PM today. The rain last night was epic - a downpour.

Got a meeting tonight and then a board meeting on Monday. Spending some time at the farm next week.

Cute

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Country boy at heart so this caught my eye:

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News you can use - knife sharpening

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Great video on knife sharpening using whetstones:

There are some links to the whetstones and to the cheap knife used in the demonstration. There is also a link to a great illustration of how to use a sharpie marker to determine the correct angle and rotation. A bit long (30 minutes) but really thorough and well done.

She already has quite the track record of being shady and corrupt (not to mention marrying her brother and cheating on her husband) From The Washington Free Beacon:

Omar Funnels 30 Percent of Campaign Cash to Alleged Boyfriend’s Firm
Approximately 30 percent of the money doled out by the campaign of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) in the third quarter went to digital fundraising, communications, and advertising services provided by the E Street Group, a firm run by her alleged boyfriend.

Omar's campaign committee, which raised a total of $1,084,098.84 in the third quarter, spent $493,389.80 during this time. The E Street Group, a firm run by political consultant Tim Mynett, Omar's alleged lover, received more money from the campaign than any other vendor.

The Omar campaign paid the E Street Group $149,812.64 between July 1 and Sept. 30, its filings show. That accounts for around 30 percent of Omar's total campaign disbursements over the same period. Her campaign has over $1.5 million cash on hand.

The Minneapolis, Minnesota Star Tribune has a good article chronicling Ms. Omar's various peccadilloes. The article was posted on June 11th, 2019 so it doesn't cover the last four months. Red State has an excellent article on her marital issues.

'Tis the season - haunted house

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A haunted house for liberals - from the Babylon Bee:

Haunted House For Progressives Just Normal Conservative Man's Home Containing Bibles, Guns, And A Copy Of The Constitution
PORTLAND, OR—It's that time of year where houses, churches, and businesses around the neighborhood begin opening up their haunted houses for those seeking a good fright.

One haunted house in Portland is promising progressives the scariest experience of all: a tour of a regular conservative guy's home. The home contains a sizable collection of guns, several Bibles, a few American flags, some pictures of Ronald Reagan, and of course, a copy of the Constitution.

"I can't look!" screamed one progressive as he opened one door and saw a hunting rifle. "Ahhhhh!!!" He ran from the house screaming, taking shelter in a nearby yoga studio.

The haunted house's owner, Bob Larson, told reporters he saw an opportunity to make a little bit of cash and ran with it. "I didn't really even change anything," he said, shrugging, as he turned Fox News up to full blast to add a spooky atmosphere and started cleaning one of his handguns. "I just sit here and watch my favorite Fox News hosts and they all walk through the house, screaming in fright."

No progressive has currently made it through more than a few rooms in the house, as they usually run screaming or dive out a window in their hurry to get away.

In the haunted house's scariest room, the attic, there's a copy of the Constitution hanging on the wall. As guests slowly approach the frightening document, a hidden speaker begins reading it out loud in the voice of George W. Bush. One progressive died on the spot of a heart attack.

Larson's haunted house did give one of his entrepreneurial progressive neighbors an idea, however, and the liberal has opened a haunted house for conservatives that's just a gay person standing there doing nothing.

The Bee is a satire website but they are quickly morphing into the Nation's news source of record.

Hunter Biden - Amtrak board member

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He was elected to the Amtrak board because he rode trains a lot. From The Washington Free Beacon:

FLASHBACK: Hunter Biden’s One Qualification for Amtrak Board Was Taking Trains
Hunter Biden's only qualification for obtaining a seat on the Amtrak board of directors in 2006 was that he often rode trains.

That's according to his father Joe Biden's Delaware colleague in the Senate, Tom Carper, who offered the sole nomination speech for the younger Biden when his name was presented in the Senate Commerce Committee. In his prepared remarks, Carper said Biden would be an "excellent addition" to the board, but was unable to list any reason beyond his frequent use of trains.

"More significantly, Hunter has spent a lot of time on Amtrak trains," Carper said after listing schools Biden attended. "Like his father, Rep. Mike Castle and myself, Hunter Biden has lived in Delaware while using Amtrak to commute to his job in Washington, D.C."

Must be nice...

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