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Joe’s baby boy

By Patrick Van Roy On October 15th, 2020 at 4:55 pm

 

 

That doesn’t look like a Pacifier

Censorship is an F’ing outrage

By Patrick Van Roy On October 15th, 2020 at 1:03 pm

This morning, Andy Stone, Facebook’s policy communications manager (and, per his bio, a former staffer for Barbara Boxer, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and the House Majority PAC), announced that the social-media giant would begin “reducing” the “distribution” of a New York Post investigation into emails purporting that Joe Biden met with a top executive from the Ukrainian natural-gas firm Burisma Holdings at the behest of his son Hunter Biden.

Out of control

By Patrick Van Roy On October 15th, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Darren Grimes is not a threat to the public. Hate-speech legislation is.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLEWe all know a good-hearted person with a knack for attracting calamity. Enter 27-year-old Darren Grimes, a talented British broadcaster who, having just slipped on his latest proverbial banana peel, cheerfully assures National Review by Skype that he is more or less all right. Grimes, a charismatic Northern lad with the gift of the gab (as we Brits say), has, in the past several years, managed to attract the wrath of the Electoral Commission, the BBC, and now the Metropolitan Police. His offense? Being conspicuously conservative and — one cannot help but notice — not especially careful.

Grimes’s latest run-in with the British establishment began on June 30 of this year when, in response to the George Floyd protests, he invited the renowned (now disgraced) English historian, David Starkey, onto his YouTube show to discuss the lack of scholarship behind the Black Lives Matter movement. In the course of the interview, Starkey told Grimes that transatlantic slavery did not constitute genocide since “so many damn blacks” had survived. It was a flagrantly offensive remark, one that many considered to be unequivocally racist — though seemingly not Grimes, who let it slide.

As was perhaps foreseeable, within days, the exchange was turned into a truncated Twitter clip, becoming a viral right-wing-bogeymen sensation. And that, as they say, was that.

COVID LESS DEADLY THAN THOUGHT?

By Pete Moore On October 14th, 2020 at 10:55 pm

In March Dr Fauci told Congress that “The flu has a mortality rate of 0.1 percent. This (Covid – PM) has a mortality rate of 10 times that.”

It was an imprecise statement because infectious fatality rates depend on the age, with many variables, of the sufferer. It was also quickly out of date for Covid because treatments and therapeutics rapidly progressed. But let’s take 0.1 percent for the flu.

The World Health Organisation has just published a peer-reviewed paper by Dr John Ioannidis which estimates that the Covid infection fatality rate, for the under 70s, is 0.05 percent.

Conclusion: “The inferred infection fatality rates tended to be much lower than estimates made earlier in the pandemic.”

WHAT BIG TECH CENSORSHIP?

By Pete Moore On October 14th, 2020 at 9:24 pm

The New York Times has rocked the failing Biden campaign to its core with a bombshell. (That’s how you do it, yes?) The gist is that Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post.”

It’s no October surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention. The dodgy Bidens and their crooked ways are well known. What we’ve also learned is that Big Tech has finally dropped that last, thin pretence to any impartiality. Facebook and Twitter have suppressed the story and are blocking all links to it simply because they want the crook Biden to win.

I can live with that but they should be honest about it, and that they are self-professed publishers who suppress material they deem helpful to the opposition. Their naked partisanship today might come back to bite them.

David Vance in conversation with Fiona Marie Flanagan

By Patrick Van Roy On October 14th, 2020 at 8:20 pm

Justice ACB in a nutshell

By Patrick Van Roy On October 14th, 2020 at 1:04 pm

David Vance in conversation with Rebecca Butler

By Patrick Van Roy On October 14th, 2020 at 12:03 am

THERE’S NO WAY HARRIS/BIDEN ARE LEADING

By Pete Moore On October 13th, 2020 at 7:23 pm

As they say over there, gimme a break. President Trump is packing in thousands every night this week. Look as his crowd in Florida! Meanwhile, Harris and Biden played to their usual crowd in Arizona: no-one. Literally no-one showed up for their rally. They spoke to an empty car park. That’s not a winning ticket. It’s been this flat and flaccid all along. There’s zero energy and oomph. That’s not winning form.

This is the only poll you need:

No-one who voted for Trump in 2016 will vote for Harris.

Some, a few people who voted for Clinton in 2016 will vote for President Trump.

Remember, public opinion polls are designed to influence opinion, not reflect it. 2016’s headlines that Clinton is 8/10/12 points ahead were designed to demoralise Trump’s voters. They have been reheated in 2020 for the exact same purpose. They want Trump voters to think they have already lost, so there’s no point in voting.

Ask yourself: does the Harris/Biden ticket look like it’s well ahead? Come on, you don’t need headlines when your own eyes can see.

WE CAN TIME TRAVEL NOW

By Pete Moore On October 13th, 2020 at 6:41 pm

Look, we can actually peer into that dim and distant past when things were normal. It’s a land where people don’t leap in the air like they’ve been cattle-prodded when someone is a few feet away. It’s a land where people have faces and do normal things. Our history books say that it was once like that here too, but they must be exaggerating.

Meanwhile, the authoritarians in charge of New York City have issued over $150,000 in fines to a once-free people, in the last few days alone, who are deemed to be “non-compliant”. Step aside Americans, Sweden is the Land of the Free now. It’s likely to be so for quite some time too. The last thing these little Hitlers intend is to give up their shiny new powers.