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01 November 2019


Bill Tozer

Oh, so many tasty goodies, so little time. Guess I will comment on the Democrats Big Lie # 4682: “Let’s start with Nancy Pelosi’s whopper proclaimed from the high altar of the House – “No one came to Congress to impeach the President of the United States. No one.”“

“The House voted today to go forward with impeachment proceedings against President Trump. This is, I guess, a news story, although it couldn’t possibly have been news to anyone. The Democrats have been talking about impeaching Trump since before he was inaugurated, and it was a foregone conclusion, when they took over the House last November, that he would be impeached. The brief pause in providing arms to Ukraine (which the Obama administration never did) and Trump’s entirely proper telephone conversation with President Zelensky are absurdly weak pretexts for the Democrats’ impeachment effort, and I doubt whether anyone takes them seriously.”
The BIG Lie: “This is not something that I was eager to undertake. For months and months I resisted the call for impeachment and spoke out about it and, you know, frankly, took a lot of flak from some of my supporters for not supporting impeachment because I thought this should be an extraordinary remedy. It not something we should rush to embrace.” —Rep. Adam Schiff

“[Yesterday was] a solemn day. It’s one that none of us really looked forward to.” —Rep. Eric Swalwell

And last… “I guess it’s only fitting you take this [impeachment] vote on Halloween.” —House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

Bill Tozer

How dumb do they think we are? Lie # 4682, con’t



George, it's unclear to me where the quote about going straight past 'new math' to 'woke math' came from, but "New Math" in the 1960's was pretty good at its core. New New Math, or more appropriately, Phil Daro Math, came into California in 1992 (getting tossed out before 2000) and then nationwide when Daro (hired to run the Common Core math debacle) set up shop in 2006.

Woke Math is just Phil Daro math without occasional nods to reality.

George Rebane

Gregory 245pm - Click the link.


GR 255pm

Which link is that? The one at the end of the following (or second to last) paragraph?

George Rebane

Gregory 312pm - Yes, the only link in the commentary.


Wouldn't it be normal to have the link citation immediately following the first quote?

In any case, your surprise is indicative of your (and the author of the article) having slept through the last 25 years of education 'theory'... it isn't significantly different than the "New New" or Fuzzy Math my son was served up by the oh so politically correct Grass Valley School District to my son in the first grade at the Hennessey School.

The main feature is that it was "the way women and minorities" best learned math... cooperatively, and in groups. And all the kiddies had a four function TI calculator to help them discover mathematics amongst themselves.

No, it didn't work then, either.

George Rebane

Gregory 420pm - Again, thank you for the kind words Gregory.


GR 528pm

What were "the kind words" you're thanking me for, George?

Robert Cross

"Democrats' big lies" -- classic republican strategy-- accuse your enemies of doing that which you are doing. What about the 12,000 plus documented lies and distortions foisted on the American people by trumpler? You don't seem to talk about that at all. The pubber deflection tactic is getting really old and obvious to everyone but you faithful pubbies with your partisan blinders securely over your brains.

Bill Tozer

Naked link



Posted by: Roberta Cross | 02 November 2019 at 09:36 AM

Say it with me Bertie........TRUMPSLIDE 2020!

George Rebane

RobertC 936am - Perhaps you again missed it Mr Cross. I’ve covered your claimed “12,000 plus documented lies” of Trump here more times than I or you can recount. And the last sentence of this commentary also refers to them. You and yours can’t seem to get it into your heads that every commentary neither does nor does it have to cover all of the waterfront on every issue. RR is an expanding oeuvre of thought and observation - mostly mine, but also of our thoughtful readers. See if you can find my most recent treatment of your “diversion”; it didn’t happen that long ago. In any event, you will accept none of it for the simple reason that you can’t.


Greg @ 6:21 Seems as if the libs around here aren't the only ones lacking in self-awareness. Think sarcasm.

Todd Juvinall

Robert Cross | 02 November 2019 at 09:36 AM
Please stop it is ridiculous.


Right back atcha "L"... that was obvious. But I wanted George to own up to it.


Babs all concerned about lies... But of course,, his favored LIBS are incapable of lying... Right Babs? Kinda like Schiff's stone cold evidence he claimed/claimed to possess against Trump. Impeachable evidentiary facts! I guess that's not a lie in your book.
Schiff's made up line of crap about Trump's conversation. Schiff made it up.(lie)
I know... that's different.

Speaking of lies,,, how bout the name you claim to be????

George Rebane

“Owning up to” a sarcastic or tongue-in-cheek repartee? What an interesting notion. I am not familiar with any such practice in the annals of western letters, or for that matter, of such exchanges practiced in other cultures. The pique, so rendered, always stands on its own – any subsequent addition or acknowledgement of it is in effect a subtraction of whatever message it originally contained. But as a lifelong student, I am always eager to learn, and would consider it a kindness if someone could cite, or even write, an example of such an ‘owning up’.


Wow. Really, George? That's the best you can do?


Let me revisit my serious stabs at reality, my 245pm and 420pm... yes, dear friends, "woke math" isn't new, and "new math" really wasn't bad (even though Tom Lehrer got a great song out of it).

Constructivist math, emerging from the ooze at the NCTM in 1989, at the heart of new-new and now woke math, is bad. Really. Bad. And even the term "STEM" got its start twenty years ago with social justice warriors looking for a handle on women in math and the sciences so they could count an inflated number. "STEM" muddied the waters so that even relatively math and physical-science free majors like biology and medicine got counted. Also math free efforts like "math education" where a PhD/EdD might have less math in their background than a BA in Mathematics would have.

Math and science... not STEM.


And Common Core, linking as it does to the NCTM website for its Standards for Mathematical Practice, IS NCTM Math, poured into the defacto national standards by Phil Daro, the same guy who poured it into California's schools in the Mathematics Framework for California's Public Schools in 1992.

George Rebane

Gregory 117pm - Well Gregory, since the errors you point out are so widespread and pervasive in our media, including the public forum, would you consider composing a lengthier piece setting the matter right according to your lights? I'm sure The Union would be happy to publish it, and in any event RR (where there is no word count limit) would be honored to put such an apologetic into its record for future reference in our continued discussions on math/STEM related issues.


Phil Daro, arrived at Berkeley in the early to mid '60's intent on earning a PhD in physics, but physics was too hard so he changed majors to math and that was too hard, also... so he graduated with a BA in English.

That BA in English remains the only degree he's earned, but he knew what to say to convince 'educators' that he knew how math should be taught.


GR 132pm?

In what sense would that be an "apologetic", George?

Bill Tozer

How about a teeny weenie white lie from our Leftinistas for a change. Whatz wrong with this 6 second video?


George Rebane

Gregory 137pm - "Apologetics - reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine. E.g. 'free market apologetics'"

George Rebane

BillT 137pm - Mr Tozer pleeez! Give at least a trigger warning when linking to such a masterpiece of progressive ignorance. My innards aren't as pressure resistant as they used to be, but I did evacuate all the phlegm from my nose and throat before the first guffaw had a chance to escape.


There is oldy but a goody.

Rep. Degette said "I will tell you these are ammunition, they're bullets, so the people who have those now they're going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won't be any more available."


A simple lie for Bobby to comprehend,,
"Universal healthcare is affordable." Now just which side said that? A well documented LIE if you ask anyone.

Paul Emery


For the record and my personal understanding of your viewpoint exactly what crime was Trump requesting the Ukrainian Government investigate before he would release U.S Congressional approved funding to them?

Don Bessee

Another fine example -

Some companies like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have tried to cash in on the misconception about meat’s healthfulness. According to the market research firm Mintel, 46% of Americans believe that plant-based meat is better for you than real meat. Ironically, the anti-meat messages could be leading people to less healthful options.

Science on your side: Don't let vegetarian environmentalists shame you on meat
Plant-based meat might enjoy the perception of being healthier, but that perception is far from reality. A lean beef burger has an average of nearly 20% fewer calories and 80% less sodium than the two most popular fake-meat burgers, the Impossible Burger and the Beyond Burger.

Fake meat is also an “ultra-processed” food, filled with unpronounceable ingredients. The National Institutes of Health released a study in May finding that ultra-processed foods cause weight gain. Unlike observational studies, this research was a controlled, randomized study.




Your supposed to be a news guy Emery,, it's time you figure it out for yourself. WE are tired of telling you.

Bill Tozer

Just a repeat of Pocahontas’s Big Lie from Dr. Rebane’s post under this heading.

Warren Releases $52 Trillion ‘Medicare For All’ Plan Funded By Unicorn Farts

“Of the $52 trillion that Warren’s plan would cost, she says $20.5 trillion will require new federal spending. This is not just redirecting money from the defense budget to health care, but require the government bring in $20.5 trillion in new spending money.”........

“While Warren claims that her plan would not raise taxes on the middle class, which is a fiscal impossibility given that the federal government already cannot pay all its existing expenses and thus has borrowed the largest national debt in world history, several of Warren’s proposed taxes would affect the incomes of middle-class taxpayers. For example, “the ’employer Medicare contribution’ is a type of payroll head tax, which economists universally agree is borne by employees,” Garrett Watson at Tax Foundation said. In other words, even in a plan she claims doesn’t raise taxes on middle-income earners, Warren raises taxes on middle-income earners.

“Watson said “Medicare for All” could also result in lower investment and lower incomes for middle-class workers long-term.

“A report by the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget concludes Medicare for All would nearly bankrupt Americans. The study claims, in order to raise the estimated $30 trillion over a decade that Warren and Bernie Sanders outlined in their original “Medicare for All” plan, it would require a 32 percent payroll tax, a 25 percent income surtax, or a 42 percent value-added tax. All of these would represent massive tax increases on all Americans.“


Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery | 02 November 2019 at 04:47 PM
No quid pro quo. So it was what Trump said. He wanted other countries to chip in.


Chalk up another lie for team LIB.
"Joe Biden claimed on Friday he was unaware his youngest son, Hunter, was serving on the board of directors of a Ukrainian oil and gas giant while Biden was responsible for Obama administration policy towards the country."

Anything to say Lil' Bob?


George 222pm

Not a defense... an offense.

A kategoria... and I've been writing those all along. Just search this blog for terms like whole math and constructivism.

But I get your drift... go away. Here's some make work for you.


Here's a fine example of an expert critique of the NCTM that was ignored by educationists from coast to coast...



"Your supposed to be a news guy Emery,, it's time you figure it out for yourself. WE are tired of telling you."

Heck, it would be nice just to hear him deal in something besides innuendo and hearsay. Just start with sworn testimony and public quotes and then draw that into a particular bit of the legal code. After all, a little bit of knowledge never hurt anybody.

Of course, when you're a news director (from KVMR! VOICE OF 1/2 OF THE COMMUNITY!) in this day and age, you're basically just an opinion machine. It's what sells after all. Doing your assigned bit of work in a coup is hard work.


Gotta spoon feed lil' Bob.
Tell us this ain't a lie Bobby,,,,
" “Nobody comes to Congress to impeach a president of the United States. No one.” "

Yet that's been the mission since before Trump even took office. That's all that's been on her mind, day in day out.

Bill Tozer

Scenes: from the Sandbox @ 5:58 pm

“What did Trump request of Ukraine’s president that was improper? The transcript of their communication is in the public domain for anyone to read: Trump asked Ukraine’s president for help in unraveling whatever unlawful things Ukrainians did to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and to look into Hunter Biden’s possible violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. This would have been proper under his general authority over foreign affairs. But such requests are well-nigh mandated by the 1999 U.S.-Ukraine Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty.”
“And it's not about Joe Biden. Biden arose in the conversation with Zelensky as something of an afterthought. Why wouldn't he be? Hapless Joe's been a textbook example of The Peter Principle ever since he plagiarized in law school (think about that as an example to your son!) and it's doubtful Trump was overly concerned with him. What was on the president's mind was CrowdStrike, the digital firm. He was trying to enlist Ukrainian help in tracking down the who, what, where, and why of the Russia probe (aka Spygate). That interested him. And why wouldn't it? It would interest anyone who was the subject of such a nefarious plot. And the president was perfectly within his rights trying to do this — in the Ukraine or anywhere else.

“Much of our media likes to dismiss Spygate and related matters as "debunked conspiracy theories." In truth, they're panicked by them. The entire impeachment roundelay is about deflecting from this coming storm. Adam Schiff, because he lied countless times about Russia collusion, is desperate to lead the way in this deflection. He will not succeed. Justice is coming.

“Why am I so confident? I know many readers are not. Waiting for Barr or Durham or the inspector general feels like "Waiting for Godot." ("Soon Monsieur Godot will come." Yeah, right.) I sympathize. But patience, grasshopper. The Democrats are digging deeper and deeper holes for themselves. Some, rumor has it, already have buyer's remorse on impeachment. Soon enough the bombs will start to go off. You can already read the fear in their eyes. It's made manifest in the bad acting you see from all these Democratic congressmen and women — the phony "grave" assertions of how "sad" they are that they must undertake this "unfortunate" impeachment inquiry. But they do so for us, for the Constitution. (Again — yeah, right.)



I guess someone has to break the news to Emery. That photo of Trump giving the Medal of Honor to the dog? Yaaa,, it's fake.
Now you have some breaking news for KVMR.

Bill Tozer

Good job Walt of throwing Punchy a bone. You are a true humanitarian.





And this will really get them on the hunt. Assign more reporters to track it down! Trump lied!

In other news, Biden said that his children will not have offices in the White House. Ouch, I am wounded. Guess who also will not have an office in the White House? A: Joe Biden

Trump lied!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


“The other thing, There’s a lot of. talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it…it sounds horrible to me,”

lol. Well, that certainly looks like a criminal thing to me. Best not look into some (D) chicanery, it's not proper and upsets the civilians at their breakfast. Biden, as the Senator from MBNA, is a member of the protected class after all.

Funny thing how many of the uproars in 2015+ are based on how some sort of Team Blue political immorality was brought to the public's attention. The important thing was never the crime or cheating, but how everyone found out about it.

It's a great time to be alive.

Bill Tozer

Well, one more time with Big Lie #4286. Best beat this dead horse one last time before the next earth shaking scandal is rolled out and descending upon us like a crushing juggernaut. It’s the end of our Republic!

Well said, Sir.

“Their belief in the ‘democracy threatening’ evil of Donald Trump bypasses all forms of what we used to call reason and logic, where allegations now pass for evidence and their constant repetition is testimony to their verity. The claimed ‘justice and fairness’ of their now resolved faith-based impeachment process is ludicrous on its face, and will convince only people for whom their TDS is merely an epiphenomenon of more serious psychoses.”—-Dr. Rebane
Fourth time is a charm?

“According to many House Democrats, Trump’s 'high crimes and misdemeanors' include criticizing NFL players and tweeting mean things about the Squad.”

“Back in December 2017, 58 Democrats voted to advance articles of impeachment for criticizing NFL players who knelt in protest during the national anthem. Rep. Al Green, who drafted the articles, said at the time that Trump, “by causing such harm to the society of the United States is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office.”

Rep. Jim McGovern, who managed the floor debate for Thursday’s impeachment vote, said the Ukraine allegations “are as serious as it gets.” But are they? McGovern was among those who voted to impeach Trump for complaining about NFL players.

A month later, in January 2018, Green again brought forward articles of impeachment, this time because Trump described some nations as “sh-thole countries.” This time around, 66 Democrats voted for impeachment, including McGovern (again) and Rep. Maxine Waters, now chair of the House Financial Services Committee.

On Thursday, Waters, who has previously called on her supporters to harass Trump officials in public, said, “I look forward to Democrats and Republicans alike prioritizing country over party.”

The third impeachment vote was even more successful than the first two: 95 Democrats voted for it in July 2019—more than 40 percent of the caucus. Trump’s “high crime” this time around was that he tweeted some mean things about the Squad. He’d said Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna S. Pressley and Rashida Tlaib should “go back” to their home countries if they don’t like America (all the congresswomen except Omar were born in the United States).

All four of them were among the 95 Democrats who voted for impeachment in July, as was House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Jerry Nadler. On Thursday, Nadler said it’s the “solemn duty of the Congress to investigate serious allegations against the president.” Okay.

Impeachment Is Political But Doesn’t Have To Be Ridiculous

Some might look at all this and say, hey, impeachment is a political process, so if Democrats want to impeach Trump for, say, tweeting a photoshopped picture of a dog, so be it. They have every right. And that’s correct, as far as it goes. Impeachment is an inherently political, as opposed to legal, process. The House defines what count as “high crimes and misdemeanors,” not the Constitution.

But things get embarrassing for Democrats when it becomes obvious, as it has over the past two years, that they consider almost anything Trump says or does grounds for impeachment. The idea that Democrats have only now been forced to push ahead with an impeachment inquiry because of the grave allegations about Ukraine is laughable.”


Big Lie exposed once again, but that’s not the point, is it? Dr. Rebane said it all above.

Don Bessee

Lets keep it all in the family, you know like a family affair! These guys sure knew how to get big cash for no reason at all. There problem here is how are going to launder chi com money? -

A newly launched Super PAC backing former Vice President Joe Biden is turning to one of his son’s lobbying colleagues to help run its operation.

Earlier this week, a high-powered lobbyist and Biden family confidant established Unite the Country, a Super PAC aimed at bolstering the former vice president’s flailing campaign. The group, which can raise and spend unlimited funds, was formed after Joe Biden’s campaign dropped its official opposition to such help in the face of anemic fundraising and sinking poll numbers.




Gregory @ 11:20a Obviously I failed to express myself as well as intended.

While I almost always appreciate your comments, the hubris of the presentation is sometimes off-putting.

Paul Emery


You guys don't even know what crime Trump was accusing Biden's son of in Ukraine. Here's why. There was no crime, he only wanted them to look for one and contrive a scenario where he would go after Biden who will likely defeat him in the next election.


,,,Paul,,,the big crime is that Biden's son is,,,Biden's son

,,,but for some reason Ivanka, Little Donny, and Eric are totally cool.


Thanks Paul for letting us know your pro corruption.

George Rebane

PaulE 805am - I think your fabricator is working overtime. Hunter has never been accused of a crime; influence peddling is not a crime per se for the peddler. The possible wrongdoing with the Bidens falls on old Joe for the same reason that leftists accuse Tump promoting and hiring his kids. Now if some evidence comes up proving that Hunter promised to get his dad to support the interests of his foreign employer, then that is another matter. And that applies equally re Trump.

(Biguns’ echo chamber is worth noting but not addressing. I’ve found him to be profoundly dense when it comes to understanding anything that goes on in these comment streams, and most certainly my commentaries. His function as an ongoing corroborative reminder of how a liberal mind functions is priceless, and most welcome to decorate these pages.)


As for the Trump kids,, they are not getting a paycheck.
Can Emery tell us just what the Biden boy's knowledge of energy and gas production may be? To qualify him to sit on a corporation board to receive a handsome paycheck? All the while Daddy is VP of the United States dealing with the Ukraine?
"Leave my boy alone or you don't get the money!"
"Well Son of a Bitch ,, They left my boy alone... And all within half an hour..."

OK 🦗 Emery,, lets have some facts from the low wattage KVMR crack(le) news team.

Paul Emery

So Walt what CRiME do you suspect Hunter might have committed to warrant an investigation?

Paul Emery


Do you propose it would be illegal to be hired for a job you're not qualified for?

George Rebane

re PaulE's above comments - note how they conveniently ignore the real issue regarding the Bidens that I addressed in my 840pm. This is standard practice - sidestep and pose more questions.


You still haven't answered MY question about when climate didn't change. Fess up Emery,, WHEN???

Again.. Thanks for clarifying your pro corruption.

Now you go and apply for a seat on the board at Union Pacific.
See how far you get. It will kinda tough since you have no pals in government on the railroad commission.

Corruption is fine and dandy when your a LIB.. Ask Emery.

Yet the likes of YOU want to hang Trump just for a supposed conversion with Russians (colution) which is not a crime.
And after three years still couldn't prove it.

Todd Juvinall

If a County Supervisor was given large campaign contributions by someone that later asked that Supervisor to get a job in the county for a post he had no smarts or education for would Paul Emery think that is OK? And would he think the Supe is obligated to listen if the gier said he would cut future donations if the boy did not get the job?

Bill Tozer

The Big Lie #4683

One would think that Pocahontas’s Big Lie is so ridiculous and off the charts, that any normal person would dismiss it out of hand after a first glance. But, then again, we apparently are not dealing with normal people. Thus, I will not waste too much of the readers’ time on the self evident fatal flaws of Spreading Bull’s “Medicare for All.”

“Elizabeth Warren has come up with a plan to pay for her “Medicare For All” proposal, which has a price tag in the tens of trillions of dollars. Part of the plan is a “wealth tax,” which means taxing unrealized capital gains at ordinary income rates. Combined with other elements of her plan, this implies that unrealized capital gains will be taxed at more than 50%. Megan McArdle wonders whether Warren has thought through the implications....”

And finally, the good news.



,,,George@840AM,,,So what exactly did Ol Biden do??? Did he try to subvert Trump's campaign,,,or was it just as Mulvaney says,,,the same ol quid pro quo stuff that goes on all the time???

The Pubbies just want to have their own conspiracy to try to knock the Impeachment Inquiry off the front pages and give Fox News something to talk about.

Amos J. Hochstein, who worked with Vice President Biden on Ukraine issues as the State Department’s coordinator for international energy affairs, said the Obama administration’s support for prosecuting Mr. Zlochevsky contradicts any implication that the elder Mr. Biden was seeking to oust Mr. Shokin in order to protect his son or Mr. Zlochevsky.

“I was in almost every single meeting that Vice President Biden had with President Poroshenko, I was on every trip, and I was on most of the phone calls, and there was never a discussion about his son, or Burisma,” Mr. Hochstein said. “None of these issues ever came up.”

On Wednesday, Hunter Biden said in his statement that his term as a director had expired and that he was stepping down from Burisma’s board in a political climate “where my qualifications and work are being attacked by Rudy Giuliani and his minions for transparent political purposes.”



What happened to Emery? Factually impotent again?
His argument go flacid?


Posted by: BigAnus | 03 November 2019 at 10:36 AM

....dugsKKKi......you are going to be so disappointed during Trumps 2nd term!


Finally....a poll worth discussing!

SHOCK POLL: Biden in dead heat -- with Hillary?

Punchy.....in your view, isn't this bout the funniest thing ever?


George Rebane

For openers, Biden's Ukraine involvement starts with his 'quid pro quo' video bragging about his impact in Ukraine's internal affairs. For some reason, no one on the Left wants to address that little braggadocio.

Can you imagine what the Left, led by Dem congresscritters, would do if they had such a video of Trump and a record of subsequent gratuitous employment of his offspring?


LIE #5000

The Commiecrats are incapable of telling the truth.


,,,Biden QPQ had nothing to do with a President using a foreign country to dig up dirt on a political opponent

,,,apples to oranges

,,,might be seen as unseemly but that's politics for you...

4 more years......

Posted by: BigAnus | 03 November 2019 at 01:52 PM

4 more years.......4 more years.........4 more years........4 more years.......!

Bill Tozer

One writer's opinion. Big lie too much?


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