Why the Mute Button will benefit Trump in the final debate

Problem solved? The debate moderators intend to have a mute button in the forthcoming debate to avoid interruption experienced in the first debate.

It sounds wonderful in principle, but we believe if the moderator is of sufficient ability, she shouldn’t require technological assistance to fall back on if her biases seek to stifle robust debate through balanced questioning and reasonable time to answer and redirect.

One can only imagine how fairly the mute button will be applied in the final show off between Trump and Biden on October 22nd given we know that the moderator, Kristen Welker, is staunchly in the Democrat camp.

We are sure when the microphone cut offs are tallied, Trump will outscore Biden on a 10:1 scale, if not more.

We have no doubt that Trump is the more likely of the two to interject but we think it will work in Trump’s favour to be cut off because we know that the deranged mainstream media will openly celebrate and applaud the idea of suppressing the free speech of someone they disagree with on a whim.

We don’t think that will play well to level headed Americans who want to hear and see the reactions of both candidates when pinned on the ropes. A good moderator would seek that type of courage under fire.

Unfortunately, the debate will likely end up being 3 on 1. Softballs will be tossed at Biden and hand grenades lobbed at Trump.

Should Trump leave the stage after being cut off countless times, we won’t be the least bit surprised. He will prove the point of just how biased the moderator was and how she relished the ability to muzzle the most powerful man in the world to feed her own derangement. She’ll prove his point about free speech. Never forget Reagan slammed a moderator for threatening to cut the mic in 1980.

If he leaves, the media will divert all attention to Trump as to why he did so and prove back to their faces that they have absolutely zero interest in objectivity other than to justify using authoritarian cancel culture tactics to silence and humiliate him.

As we like to say, journalistic integrity will only return when the mainstream media loves America more than they hate Trump.

Best they put this on full display.

The next debate moderator spent Xmas 2012 with the Obamas at the WH

It looks like it will be 2 on 1 again for the upcoming presidential debate on Oct 22.

The next debate moderator, Kristen Welker, is another hardline Democrat. As you can see she is pictured with her father and the Obamas when they were invited to the White House for Christmas in 2012.

Her parents donated $20,000 to Obama’s campaign, $2,100 to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 run and currently $3,700 for Joe Biden.

Of course the Hunter Biden email scandal is off the list of topics but does anyone believe Trump won’t go fishing there?

Welker’s Trump Derangement Syndrome is legendary. She tweeted last year,

Trump spoke words. Therefore he lied.

Welker was also hot-mic’d prepping Hillary Clinton’s comms director with softball questions when she was in the run off against Bernie Sanders.

So expect another activist moderator which we think is a better outcome in the end. Those who watch won’t be left wondering where the bias lies and Trump will no doubt troll her for doing so. 🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿

Presidential cookie poll baked in?

A bakery in Philadelphia is famed for making presidential candidate cookies during each election cycle. Lochel’s Bakery in Hatboro, Montgomery County, PA claims that this election has seen the widest disparity of cookie purchases in its history.

In a county that voted 56% for Hillary Clinton in 2016, Lochel’s claims that Trump cookies are outselling Biden 3:1. Lochel’s claims to have picked the winner each election it has sold presidential candidate cookies.

Such has been the demand, the bakery has had to close early to rebake more cookies. Customers are now restricted to a 6 cookie limit unless they pre-order.

The bakery has said in the past they only sell several 100 cookies per election. This year Lochel’s Bakery is selling in the thousands.

Are the results baked in?

Biden campaign in a nutshell?

We think Ronald Reagan’s comments work well with the Biden campaign. Higher taxes for most. More anti-competition regulation for many industries and subsidies for green energy.

Which begs the question. Do you honestly think politicians can spend your money better than you can?

As Nobel laureate Milton Friedman once said,

You can spend your own cash on yourself – you have a great incentive to economise and get the best bang for your buck. You can spend your own money on somebody else, perhaps by buying your neighbour a present. Again, you will seek to economise; but you won’t care as much about getting good value for money. “You will, of course, want to get something the recipient will like – provided that it also makes the right impression and does not take too much time and effort…Then you can spend somebody else’s money on yourself. Imagine a lunch on an expense account: you will try and spend as much as you can get away with, with limited incentive to economise, but seeking to get the best possible meal for the price. Last but not least, you could spend someone else’s money on yet another person. You will have little interest in economising – and won’t care too much about getting the greatest value for money.

Will apathetic US voters come out of the woodwork?

We look at voter trends in the US going back to 1828 to see the pattern of voting trends as a % of total voting age population (TVAP). We also include the political party that won in that year by colour – GOP (red), Democrat (blue).

Since 1968, votes as a % of TVAP has failed to beat the 60% threshold in a presidential election year. On Trump’s victory in 2016 we declared that the one thing he was guaranteed to do is highlight the importance of voting. Will we see it on November 3rd?

If we assume that 60% is breached for TVAP an extra 13.2 million votes could be cast. 70% would equate to an extra 38.2 million votes and assuming enough people registered, the peak of 81.8% of TVAP would see a staggering 67.7 million extra votes.

To be put that in context vs 2016 when 136.67 million votes were cast, 60%, 70% and 81.8% TVAP would equate to a further 9.7%, 27.9% and 49.5% respectively.

As we write, a record 28 million ballots have been reported cast. Reporting states with party registration data: CA, CO, FL, IA, KS, KY, MD, ME, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, PA, SD show that:

23.5m ballots were requested by Democrats. 6 million returned.

13.2m ballots were requested by Republicans. 2.66m returned.

14.7m ballots were requested by those with no party affiliation. 2.2m returned.

Even stripping out COVID and the desire for mail-in/absentee ballots, will gross turnout simply render predictions as useless as 2016? Perhaps 10 million+ new silent voters may roar. We watch with interest.

When your older brother is your biggest fan

While 8x motorcycle world champ Marc Marquez convalesces after extensive surgery to his right humerus, he was rooting for his rookie 2x world champ younger brother, Alex, who finished in 2nd at Aragon yesterday, his best result in the MotoGP class.

We think these brothers are quite close.

#AM73

#MM93

Yelp to list businesses accused of racism

For those who don’t know, Yelp is a site that collects ratings about all manner of services – from restaurants, plumbers, electricians to hair salons. One can even search exclusively for black-owned businesses.

Yelp has now decided to add a function which alerts consumers of businesses accused of ‘racism.’

It wrote:

At Yelp, we value diversity, inclusion and belonging, both internally and on our platform, which means we have a zero tolerance policy to racism….Communities have always turned to Yelp in reaction to current events at the local level. As the nation reckons with issues of systemic racism, we’ve seen in the last few months that there is a clear need to warn consumers about businesses associated with egregious, racially-charged actions to help people make more informed spending decisions….Now, when a business gains public attention for reports of racist conduct, such as using racist language or symbols, Yelp will place a new Business Accused of Racist Behavior Alert on their Yelp page to inform users, along with a link to a news article where they can learn more about the incident.

What if Yelp incorrectly accuses a corporation/business of racism based on a false claim?

Remember what happened to Oberlin College?

The whole issue started when a student from Oberlin College was caught shoplifting two bottles of wine from Gibson’s Bakery while trying to buy another with fake ID. Allyn Gibson, son of the owner chased down the shoplifter but was attacked by his accomplices. The perpetrators claimed racial profiling by the store.

Oberlin College’s Dean of Students, Meredith Raimondo, joined in student protests calling Gibsons a “racist establishment.” It was then that Oberlein ended all business with the bakery (which had been an ongoing supplier to the college since 1885). Flyers were printed and the store attacked.

Several faculty staff joined the protestors who tried to shut down Gibsons despite the college president Carmen Twillie Ambar suggesting they were on private time and only representing their First Amendment rights, not representing the school.

After a police investigation turned over nothing to suggest racism on any level, Oberlin resumed its contract with Gibson’s but refused to publicly retract the accusations.

Gibson sued for defamation and won US$25 million. The three perpetrators admitted they’d made it all up and that the shop owner had a right to charge them for their crime. 

We will have no sympathy if Yelp falls into this woke trap and gets sued for falsely accusing innocent businesses.