San Fransisco loses third Walgreens due to ‘rampant shoplifting’

 

Lost in the election conversation is a discussion of what liberalism does to the quality of life for the regular Joe and Jane trying to live in these decaying cities.The stores that locals depend on disappear. One would think it would be possible for city dwellers to connect the dots and think about changing the governance of their cities. But no, they continue to vote headlong into continued democrat leadership that only brings them more pain and suffering.

We are focused on the upcoming presidential race. But is is the thousands of other choices for candidates that we have when we get to the polls. State and Local candidates. The candidates that will really effect our living on a day to day basis. Whether it is the local school boards, council men and women, mayors – these are the people that will wind up controlling planning and zoning, Judges who will decide what to do with our criminals.

Not to be forgotten often are the “questions” on the ballots. One only needs to look at States such as California to have a look at what “proposition” questions have done to their fair State.

There can be no better example in what progressivism does to a city than San Fransisco:

The effects of allowing chaos to prevail in liberal run cities across America might not be obvious to liberals now, but when their cities empty out completely, it’s going to become crystal clear.

Such is the case in San Francisco, where the city’s new normal of shoplifting and chaos has driven another Walgreens pharmacy out of the city.

The move to close the Walgreens at Van Ness and Eddy came after “months of seeing its shelves repeatedly cleaned out by brazen shoplifters”, according to the SF Chronicle. The location served “many older people” who lived in the area.

One customer told the paper: “All of us knew it was coming. Whenever we go in there, they always have problems with shoplifters.”

When the Chronicle went to visit the store, they noticed “aisle after aisle of near empty shelves” and said that beauty products seemed to be a favored target. While the Chronicle was in the store, a man with a mask on walked in, emptied two shelves into a bag and walked out the door. 

H/T Zero Hedge

 

Other than that all is well in the swamp.

Bombshell Leaked Phone conversations – Biden, Kerry with Petro Proroshenko

The sleeper report put out by the Senate of the Biden malfeasance has been out for almost a month. As Newt Gingrich keeps saying, read the report. Even better yet, let me include the audio of taped phone conversations that include Kerry and Biden which make clear that corruption was the order of the day with Ukraine.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released a report that revealed millions of dollars in questionable financial transactions between Hunter Biden and his associates and foreign individuals, including the wife of the former mayor of Moscow and individuals with ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

Read the report- link below to overview:

Johnson, Grassley Release Report on Conflicts-of-Interest Investigation

Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on U.S. Government Policy and Related Concerns

Hunter Biden

A copy of the full report is available here.

Copies of the investigation’s interview transcripts and exhibits are available here.

The Bidens have denied any wrongdoing, however depositions from former Ukrainian officials  who were directly involved, as well as leaked recordings between Joe Biden and former Ukrainian President Petro Proroshenko have painted a picture of textbook corruption. Notably, Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Derkach was sanctioned by the Treasury Department for “spreading disinformation to ‘undermine’ the former vice president” when he leaked several recordings of “voices similar to Poroshenko and Biden” discussing the quid-pro-quo, which Derkach says a journalist gave to him.

Bombshell Leaked Phone conversations – Biden, Kerry.

Note about half way through is an ad to subscribe. Wait a few seconds and the report continues.

Sources from an earlier post:

It would be great if the media could bother reading the reports and exhibits. Just saying. Other than that all is well in the swamp.

Anti-Trump debate moderator Kristen Welker compilation trashing Trump

 

One can only wonder how in the world did the GOP ever agree to the moderators of the so-called debates? Chris Wallace was a disaster. We know the story of Scully. Now we have this piece of work on tap for this week’s debate. Best thing now they add a mute button. Gateway Pundit snagged a couple of her best moments.

Why would President Trump subject himself to a moderator Kristen Welker who has said he needed Stone to help him “cheat his way into the” White House? It’s outrageous that the debates are a stacked deck against him.

 

Here we go:

A week ago the third official anti-Trump debate moderator Kristen Welker deleted her Twitter account.

Too bad for Kristen Welker the internet lasts forever and a couple of her anti-Trump tweets were later brought to light.

Here is a video compilation of Kristen Welker trashing President Trump and pushing the Russia hoax.

 

 

 

H/T: Gateway Pundit

Other than that all is swell in the swamp.

Facebook adviser on “election policy” was VP Biden’s adviser to Ukraine

Now we learn who is in charge of Facebook’s “election integrity on the platform” – no less than someone who was a policy adviser to Biden.

Anna Makanju is currently blocking all of the negative evidence of Hunter and Joe Biden’s corrupt activity in Ukraine and is the same person who was coordinating the corrupt activity between the Biden family payoffs and Ukraine. She was born and raised in the Soviet Union.

The swamp is very deep indeed. First a refresher:

Earlier I posted Joe Biden’s super PAC head run by a foreign ageny.  which identified more money connections with the Ukraine and Bursima.“

A former Joe Biden aide has filed paperwork to form a super PAC, called Unite the Country, that is set to boost the former vice president with millions of dollars in spending in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary,” Politico reported.

The firm worked for the party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, as a subcontractor to Blue Star Strategies, a Washington lobbying shop run by two veterans of the Clinton administration.

Blue Star has another connection to the Bidens: The firm advised the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings while Hunter Biden served on its board, according to The Times.

Now the latest with our good friends-

Anna Makanju is the Facebook executive in charge of “election integrity on the platform”; and guess what her job was before that position… “Previously, she was the special policy adviser for Europe and Eurasia to former US Vice President Joe Biden”. (citation)

Source: Conservative Tree House

Sunday – Ode to the Ocean

 

Nothing could be better to end this week then taking a few moments to de-compress from all that has happened this week.

My selection: Artist: Saxcean edit. Song: Law Of Thr3e – Ode To the Ocean

From the notes:

My good friends, you want to immerse yourself in the world and remind yourself what a beautiful universe you live in… This video is as charming as the music of “Ode to the Ocean” itself.

Sit back, relax, watch the video and get real pleasure from what is happening on the display. I wish you a good rest and gain new strength. Always remember that there is nothing more beautiful on earth than to enjoy life, because its the best protection against negativity – it is primarily a positive in the soul and in relation to the world around you. Tune in to a good mood.

HAPPY LISTENING AND VIEWING!

I suggest watching it in full screen.

 

 

Wishing you a wonderful day with much Peace.

Saturday’s Passel of Potpourri

 

Let’s see what mischief our fellow earthlings have gotten themselves into this week. It’s Saturday and time for a break and maybe a smile or two.

Animals and general mayhem. Lots of animals this week.

For politics page down and/or check top posts at the right side of the page.

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That’s all folks. Have a wonderful day.

Joe Biden’s super PAC head run by a foreign agent

 

Millions of dollars are filling the coffers of Joe Biden. We wonder where the money is coming from. We know Wall Street, the globalists that they are, say to heck with the USA, it’s all about the money don’t you know. For those who wonder about his super pacs, I will give you this flashback. Keep your eye out for the name “Blue Star.” We should hear a lot more in the coming days about this fine company. First posted last October, 2019. As I say, follow the money.

Joe Biden : “I will not take Super PAC money or support ” ………. “unless I’m behind in the polls.” At least it sounds like how it went down. This might be bad enough but it is the “who” of it that’s to head the Pac is what grabs the headline. Good old Joe’s connection? James and Hunter Biden’s buddy who happens to be a lobbyist. The good news? We are moving on to Azerbaijan. Here it is believe it or not:

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has a brand new Super PAC in his corner, and it’s being run by a registered foreign agent for the government of Azerbaijan. Larry Rasky, a lobbyist who previously worked as a top campaign operative for Biden, is listed as the treasurer of the PAC, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

“A former Joe Biden aide has filed paperwork to form a super PAC, called Unite the Country, that is set to boost the former vice president with millions of dollars in spending in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary,” Politico reported on Tuesday.

Rasky’s firm also represented a Bangladeshi political party last year, reaching out to reporters at The New York Times, The Washington Post, POLITICO and other outlets on the party’s behalf, according to a disclosure filing. The firm worked for the party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, as a subcontractor to Blue Star Strategies, a Washington lobbying shop run by two veterans of the Clinton administration.

Blue Star has another connection to the Bidens: The firm advised the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings while Hunter Biden served on its board, according to The Times.

Months after his father became vice president, Mr. Biden joined with Christopher Heinz, the stepson of John Kerry, then a senator, and Devon Archer, a Kerry family friend, to create a network of investment and consulting firms with variations of the name Rosemont Seneca. Mr. Kerry would go on to become secretary of state.

Mr. Biden and Mr. Archer pursued business with international entities that had a stake in American foreign policy decisions, sometimes in countries where connections implied political influence and protection.

Among the Americans brought in by Hunter Biden’s American business partners to help fend off the investigations was Blue Star Strategies, a consulting firm run by Clinton administration veterans that had done substantial work in Ukraine.

A team from Blue Star, and an American lawyer Blue Star hired, John D. Buretta, who had served as a senior official in the Obama Justice Department, held two previously unreported meetings in Kiev, Ukraine’s capital, with Mr. Lutsenko, who took office in May 2016 after Mr. Shokin’s dismissal, according to people with direct knowledge of the meetings. Mr. Lutsenko denied attending the meeting.

Mr. Lutsenko initially took a hard line against Burisma. But within 10 months after he took office, Burisma announced that Mr. Lutsenko and the courts had “fully closed” all “legal proceedings and pending criminal allegations” against Mr. Zlochevsky and his companies, and that the oligarch had been removed by a Ukrainian court from “the wanted list.” Mr. Zlochevsky returned to the country.

Politico reported in August that Rasky also explored going into business with Hunter Biden and James Biden, the former vice president’s younger brother. At one point, Rasky planned to provide a million dollars towards the Bidens’ purchase of Paradigm Global Advisors, a hedge fund.

Hunter Biden

 

“James and Hunter brought in Larry Rasky, a lobbyist and longtime Biden adviser, who at one point, according to court records, was going to provide $1 million in financing,” Politico reported. “Rasky did not respond to a request for comment.”

Read more at the Federalist

Postscript: Larry Rasky passed away recently from Covid.

From his obituary:

“Among the things we all loved about Larry was how he lived life fully and immersed himself in his passions with great zest –Democratic politics and his beloved friends Joe Biden, Ed Markey, Marty Walsh and John Kerry to name a few.”

I am positive there will be others who will be more than willing to fill his shoes.

Things are going very very well in the swamp.

Biden has an ‘Oopsie’ – ‘not one tiny bit of evidence’ re: Hunter

I figure might as well join the fray. This clip has the axios interview about half way through with good ole Joe and knowing what is coming out it sure looks like an oopsie to me. It will be interesting to see if it comes up in the town hall. We still have the China thing.

Joe Biden flew Hunter Biden to China on Air Force 2 at taxpayers expense to pick up 1.5 billion dollars. China was buying something with that money and it was not Hunter Biden

Yep.. WOWOW. Now the big dog gets deleted.

Other than that the swamp is doing very well indeed.

UPDATE:

Fireworks over at CNN – Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper take on Democrats

A few chinks in the proverbial armor is starting to show over at CNN. In an 18 minute rousing take down of Nancy Pelosi by Wolf Blitzer we are treated to a food fight. It is well worth the time as he beats on her for the full time on her not accepting the GOP money deal to help out those who are struggling with Covid.

Only we who have more time and are burned out with the Supreme nomination will take the time to see it all, so I will give you a short clip. Wander over to YouTube for the full screed.

Amazing as well is Jake Tapper. Just maybe these lackeys are tired of being played. Having to play their role for the Dems and no doubt getting their scripts must be getting old.

Pelosi unleashes on CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in contentious interview

You know it’s bad when CNN blasts Biden’s campaign.

Biden’s communications director Kate Bedingfield twisted herself into a pretzel trying to explain why confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is somehow “unconstitutional.”

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Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

Vote Biden and get “crooked” Hillary – Proposes massive defense jobs cuts plans

 

If we thought the question of the day is whether Biden will pack the Supreme court, the better question is what is the plan for a Hillary Clinton in a Biden administration. Hillary pens a piece in Foreign affairs entitled:

A National Security Reckoning

How Washington Should Think About Power

The questions should now be asked of the Biden campaign:

  1. Do you intend to appoint Hillary Clinton to the role of Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, or a similar high-level cabinet posiiton?
  2. Does Hillary’s admission of major jobs cuts in the defense sector reflect the Biden campaign’s priorities?
  3. Has Joe Biden spoken with Hillary Clinton over her prospective role in a Biden administration, or on national security matters?

Here is where Clinton raises her bona fides lest we forget she is still rattling around, wandering the woods with her Chardonnay. She proposes massive military layoffs.

FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE, U.S. SENATOR, AND BENGHAZI BELITTLER HILLARY CLINTON HAS PENNED A 5000-WORD OPINION EDITORIAL FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS MAGAZINE – A SCARCELY-READ YET IMPORTANT FOREIGN POLICY INDUSTRY PUBLICATION. THE ARTICLE CLEARLY AIMS TO ESTABLISH CLINTON AS A POTENTIAL BIDEN PICK FOR SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL CABINET POSITIONS IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT.

The Trump campaign will surely see the audition by the very unpopular Hillary Clinton as a gift in the final days of the U.S. Presidential campaign. The idea of voting for Joe Biden and waking up with Hillary Clinton will send chills up the spine of even many Democrats, to whom both Clinton and Biden represent an old, tired, globalist worldview at odds with a “progressive” or even populist Democrat trajectory

Her article contains a number of veiled mea culpas over globalism, though she repeatedly lumps the blame at Donald Trump’s door for many of the problems caused – in a national security sense – by his predecessors:

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And while also appearing to lambast her own side’s heartlessness over job losses – she calls the left’s “learn to code” mantra “fanciful and condescending” – she also gives away that a Democratic plan for the “modernization” of the U.S. military would lead to massive job losses:

“No one should pretend that every defense job can be saved or replaced. Cutting hundreds of billions of dollars in military spending over the next decade will inevitably inflict a painful toll on families and communities across the country.”

…….”Myopia about national security also manifests in the simplistic frames applied to complex challenges, such as insisting on seeing competition with China through the lens of the Cold War. In a speech in July, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered this pearl of wisdom: “I grew up and served my time in the army during the Cold War. And if there is one thing I learned, Communists almost always lie.”

That’s a remarkably unhelpful way of approaching the challenge. Huffing and puffing about Communists may rile up the Fox News audience, but it obscures the fact that China—along with Russia—poses an altogether different threat from the one the Soviet Union did. Today’s competition is not a traditional global military contest of force and firepower. Dusting off the Cold War playbook will do little to prepare the United States for adversaries that use new tools to fight in the gray zone between war and peace, exploit its open Internet and economy to undermine American democracy, and expose the vulnerability of many of its legacy weapons systems. Nor will such an anachronistic approach build the global cooperation needed to take on shared challenges such as climate change and pandemics.”

The admission will further serve as a boon to the Trump campaign seeking to bolster its support amongst military families after a fake news onslaught wherein The Atlantic magazine invented sources in order to drive a wedge between the President and his traditional base.

For the full  Clinton “try out” go to Foreign Affairs

H/T and more commentary: National Pulse

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