Why are politicians not subjected to random drug tests like millions of other Americans?

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Politicians decisions can dramatically affect millions of people, entire cities, states, the nation and other countries.

Same with Judges, cops, teachers etc. Their decisions can destroy people. Yet most all these people in these positions are not subjected to random drug tests like millions of other Americans.

Now, with arguably the most important election in modern American history, one of the presidential candidates flat out refuses to take a test prior to the debate. Biden could be elected president of the most powerful country on the planet, yet he’s not subjected to random drug tests?

I find this to very odd not to mention a colossal double standard.

Report: No Durham report before election

American Thinker

By Thomas Lifson

If this is true, the word “bitter” does not begin to describe my disappointment.  This is the worst news I’ve seen in a long time.  Maria Bartiromo, who has set the standard for reporting on the Russia hoax and associated matters, has excellent sources, so I must regard her reporting yesterday morning that a report from the Durham investigation before the election is unlikely.

There is some wiggle room in the word “unlikely,” and the sources involved are anonymous, so we are not completely without hope that voters will learn of the depth of corruption deployed against candidate and later president Trump by Deep-State hoaxsters and Democrats.


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Shipwreckedcrew of RedState, a lawyer, speculates as to what might lie behind an apparent change in timing:

[T]his report follows many hints and suggestions over the past few months that US Attorney Durham would act in the late summer/early fall time frame — including statements made to that effect by Attorney General William Barr himself.  He’s been fully briefed by Durham about the nature and progress of the investigation, and what has been found so far.  And consistent with what AG Barr said publicly just days before it happened, former FBI Attorney Kevin Clinesmith was charged and pled guilty in connection with his actions on the Carter Page investigation.

If Bartiromo’s report this morning is accurate, then something has changed.  What might that be?  I think I have a pretty solid guess.

AG Barr sent US Attorney Jeffrey Jensen on a “recon” mission to look more closely at the handling of the Special Counsel’s prosecution of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.  I do not believe that either AG Barr or US Attorney Jensen were prepared for what Jensen would eventually uncover regarding the “political” calculations that were behind the Flynn investigation in the first instance, and the Flynn prosecution after the SCO took over.  What Jensen found has kicked into high gear an investigation that I think is nearly as important to AG Barr as is the Durham investigation into the origins of the Russia Hoax investigation launched against Pres. Trump and his campaign.

I think “Priority 1A” for AG Barr is a hard look at the conduct of the Special Counsel’s Office.  The interview of Special Agent William Barnett, the original case agent on the Flynn and Manafort investigations begun in August 2016, took place only 10 days ago.  That interview was done by US Attorney Jensen, not Durham.  But that interview covered events from the beginning of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation to a point beyond the entry of a guilty plea by General Flynn — Barnett discusses interviews done with General Flynn after he pled guilty.

The subjects of the released Memorandum of Agent Barnett’s interview are mostly matters involving General Flynn, including opinions Agent Barnett formed about the attitudes and conduct of the SCO prosecutors who Mueller chose to staff the investigation.

The extent and depth of the corruption being uncovered seems to be the reason why voters will be denied full knowledge before they vote, so the reasoning seems to go.

I hope Durham does not think he needs to complete every investigation before issuing indictments in cases ready for prosecution.  I’ve always been skeptical that a “report” would be forthcoming; indictments are what federal prosecutors do.  Perhaps there will still be indictments…with more to come on other crimes as those investigations proceed.

But I admit that this is a slender reed on which to hang my hopes for justice for the coup-plotters.

Joe Biden: “I was born a poor black child”

Flopping Aces

By DrJohn

Today at 9:52 am the lid was put on Joe Biden. He’s not up to being a Presidential candidate once again today. Biden has spent almost half of September in the basement.

But that hasn’t stopped old Joe from making some fascinating claims. You see, Joe was born a poor black child:

Biden had made the claim during an October 2019 town hall event held at the historic Wilson High School in Florence, which was founded in 1866 by the Freedmen’s Bureau for Black children seeking an education.

“I got started out of an HBCU, Delaware State — now, I don’t want to hear anything negative about Delaware State,” Biden told the crowd, as shown on video. “They’re my folks.”

Naturally, that wasn’t true

The director of news service for Delaware State, Carlos Holmes, said that the former vice president was never a student, though he has made appearances on campus twice before for commencement speeches at the university in Dover.

“Vice President Biden did not attend DSU,” Holmes said earlier last week. “However he was the Commencement keynote speaker in 2003 and [2016], and during the former he was awarded an honorary doctoral degree.”

That’s not the only problem Joe had. He had a brain freeze the other day in an interview and PMSNBC hack Stephanie Ruhle had to bail him out.

Then this Biden assertion got hammered.

But perhaps we can understand all this, as Biden claims he’s been in the Senate for 180 years.

We finally learned from the NY Times that Donald Trump is in full compliance with his taxes. As for loopholes, Trump is not the only one to use them:

The establishment media is all aflutter Monday after a New York Times story over the weekend about incumbent GOP President Donald Trump’s tax records, but it turns out Democrat candidate former Vice President Joe Biden used a series of tax code loopholes to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes over the years.

Back in August, the Wall Street Journal’s Chris Jacobs exposed how the Biden family structured what is called an “S-Corp” to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes.

“How the Bidens Dodged the Payroll Tax,” was Jacobs’ headline on Aug. 10.

In it, the Journal details how the Bidens set up an S-Corporation to avoid paying more than half a million dollars in taxes they would have otherwise owed.

“Joe Biden responded to President Trump’s partial suspension of payroll-tax collections with a statement calling it the ‘first shot in a new, reckless war on Social Security,’” Jacobs wrote. He continued: “‘Our seniors and millions of Americans with disabilities are under enough stress without Trump putting their hard-earned Social Security benefits in doubt.’ Mr. Biden’s objections might be more persuasive had he and his wife, Jill, not gone out of their way to avoid funding seniors’ entitlement benefits. According to their tax returns, in 2017 and 2018 the Bidens and his wife Jill avoided payroll taxes on nearly $13.3 million in income from book royalties and speaking fees. They did so by classifying the income as S-corporation profits rather than taxable wages.”

Remember how democrats claimed Trump was in hock to Russian oligarchs? That was entirely false. Hunter Biden, though, has taken $3.5 million more from the Russians than has Trump.

The first Trump-Biden debate is scheduled for tomorrow. May of us wonder whether it will even take place. Donald Trump insists that Biden take a drug test either before or after the debate, but Jill Biden say he will not.

Maybe she will do the debating.

State of Emergency’ declared by LMPD as Breonna Taylor decision looms (Louisville KY)

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The Louisville Metro Police Department has canceled all off days and vacation requests until further notice as the agency prepares for Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s announcement in the Breonna Taylor case.

Sgt. Lamont Washington announced the decision in a Monday afternoon news release.

“The public may also see barriers being staged around downtown, which is another part of our preparations,” Washington said in the statement.

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Is Kamala Harris eligible to be Joe Biden’s VP?

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American Thinker

By Gary M. Wilmott

 

Is Kamala Harris a natural born citizen?

It is no secret that Harris wants to be Joe Biden’s vice president.  The junior senator from California clearly sees an opening to her real objective: the presidency of the United States.  With Biden surprisingly outlasting the other anti-American socialist candidates, Harris recognizes that Biden’s age and declining cognitive abilities pose a glorious opportunity to resurrect her presidential ambitions.  After all, there is an good chance that the bumbling, incoherent Biden might have to resign or be removed in his first term and his V.P. would succeed him.  Even if Biden managed to miraculously finish his first term, it is unlikely that he would or could run for a second.

Harris would love to “back door” her way into the presidency, especially given the fact that her vacuous campaign was an unmitigated disaster, and any future presidential ambitions looked to be a virtual impossibility only a few months ago.

But not so fast.  Harris is constitutionally ineligible to be VPOTUS (12th Amendment) or POTUS (Article 2).  She is not — nor can she ever be — a natural born citizen, the highest standard of citizenship mandated by the Constitution for the president and commander-in-chief.  The Founding Fathers wanted a higher standard of citizenship for the POTUS because they did not want any competing allegiances with foreign governments.

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Federal Court Cheats Boston Marathon Jihadi Out of His 72 Virgins

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This is more about the state of American society today than it is about Boston Marathon jihad murderer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The Boston Globe reported Friday that “in a 182-page ruling that infuriated some victims [no kidding], the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled that George A. O’Toole Jr., the judge in Tsarnaev’s 2015 trial, ‘did not meet the standard’ of fairness while presiding over jury selection.” The appeals court accordingly overturned Tsarnaev’s death sentence. Aside from cheating Tsarnaev out of his 72 virgins, this appeal denies justice to his victims.

Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson wrote in her ruling that “a core promise of our criminal justice system is that even the very worst among us deserves to be fairly tried and lawfully punished.” That is undeniably true, as is Thompson’s observation that the bombings were “one of the worst domestic terrorist attacks since the 9/11 atrocities.”

But how unfair was the trial in fact, and how unfair could it have been? There is no question that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty. His actions were captured on video and abundantly documented. What’s more, he remained defiantly unrepentant for a considerable period after the attack. As prosecutors argued in April 2015 that he deserved the death penalty, they released a video of Tsarnaev three months after his attack, looking into the security camera in his cell, primping his hair in the reflection, and then flashing the V sign and then giving his middle finger to his jailers.

And why not? He believed he had done a righteous deed. The motivations of Dzhokhar and his brother and fellow jihad murderer Tamerlan Tsarnaev became clear very quickly after Dzhokhar was apprehended. CNN reported a week after the bombings that “Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, wounded and held in a Boston hospital, has said his brother—who was killed early Friday—wanted to defend Islam from attack.”

And just before he was captured, when he was hiding out inside a pleasure boat, Dzhokhar wrote a long self-justification on the inside of the boat, including the line: “When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims.”

It came to light soon after the bombings that on a Russian-language social media page Dzhokhar had featured a drawing of a bomb under the heading “send a gift,” and just above links to sites about Islam. Tamerlan’s YouTube page contained two videos by Sheikh Feiz Mohammed. According to a report published in The Australian in January 2007, in a video that came to the attention of authorities at the time, Feiz Mohammed “urges Muslims to kill the enemies of Islam and praises martyrs with a violent interpretation of jihad.”

Tamerlan also said, “I’m very religious.” His friend Donald Larking affirmed this. “Tamerlan Tsarnaev was my friend and we talked about everything from politics to religion,” according to Larking. “He was very, very religious. He believed that the Qur’an was the one true word and he loved it.” Tamerlan did not drink alcohol because Allah forbade it—“God said no alcohol”—and his Italian girlfriend had converted to Islam, as his American wife did later.

The Boston Marathon bombs were similar to IEDs that jihadis used in Afghanistan and Iraq, and Faisal Shahzad, who tried to set off a jihad car bomb in Times Square in the summer of 2010, also used a similar bomb. The instructions for making such a bomb had even been published in al-Qaeda’s Inspire magazine.

Not only were the motivations of the Tsarnaev brothers abundantly clear; it is likely that they were actually tied in somehow to the international jihad network—as was indicated by how they fought off Boston police early on the Friday after the Marathon bombings with military-grade explosives. The question of where they got those explosives has never been answered. Nor has it ever been explained where the brothers got the military training that they reportedly displayed during the fight against police before Tamerlan was killed and Dzhokhar was captured.

“I ask Allah to have mercy on me, my brother, and my family,” Tsarnaev said in 2015. But what about mercy for those he murdered and maimed? His victims have no chance to appeal the death penalty that he gave to them. But American society does not have the will anymore to take a strong stand against criminals of this kind, and that means there will be more of them.