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Putting solar panels on the wall? It’s official.

It was mentioned earlier on the Revo. It is official.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he wanted to install solar panels on his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, telling a crowd at a campaign-style rally that the proposal would save money.

Mr. Trump has privately discussed putting solar panels on the barrier, but the rally was the first time he mentioned the idea in public.

“Think of it—the higher it goes, the more valuable it is,” Mr. Trump said to several thousand people in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, of the solar-paneled wall. “Pretty good imagination, right?”

Mr. Trump has insisted that the wall, a core promise of his presidential campaign, will be built to prevent illegal immigration and drug smuggling, and that Mexico will pay for it. After Mexican leaders pushed back against the idea, the president-elect backtracked in January, suggesting the U.S. would pay upfront for the wall and Mexico would return the money later.

Why would any company want to put solar panels on an exposed, linear wall far from where electricity is needed when it would be far more effective to simply create a properly engineered solar facility? I don’t think any power company would. They would opt to create proper solar farms in the desert close to where the power is consumed. There is no reason why any power company would bid to put solar panels on the wall.

Or is the government going to get into the business of selling electricity? That raises questions about government funded competition with the private sector.

Of course the competition would be pretty poor. Electricity produced on distant, exposed, difficult to maintain wall panels will be far more expensive than that produced in more efficient, secure, densely engineered that are close to population centers. Wall sites panels will, therefore, require a significant taxpayer subsidy.

So that’s the plan? Build government funded solar panels in an inefficient, exposed, difficult to maintain manner that, naturally, increases the cost of production? Then, in order to sell electricity into the grid at market rates, create a permanent taxpayer appropriation to maintain the wall panels?

I guess.

More at the WSJ.

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Here comes the Heat

Cher pours out her political wisdom

Related story…

Michael Moore once again tells the Dems what they don’t want to hear.

DEM OPERATIVE QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We no longer have a party caucus capable of riding this wave. We have 80-year-old leaders and 90-year-old ranking members. This isn’t a party. It’s a giant assisted living center. Complete with field trips, gym, dining room and attendants.”

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Thirsty Thursday Covfefe Report

Today marks one week since the makers of Covfefe were thrown off their game completely. The downturn began on the morning after the shooting at the Baseball Park. They haven’t figured out how to deal with that yet and it was followed by a second traumatic blow in the form of special election results. There’s a lot of self-examination going on right now but they know that the show must go on, so here we are.

Starting out as per normal with the Covefe News Network…

From Nothing But Covfefe (Hat Tip to Mr_Bill)…

 

From FOX…

From the Covfefe Broadcast Service…

Finally from Multiple Source Nothing But Covfefe…

That’s all the decent Covfefe that I could find this morning.

Have a happy Thursday!

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Inmates to the Rescue

A good story for a change

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Terrorist Attack in Flint, Michigan

The word has been out for a couple of hours now about a Cop getting stabbed in the neck at the airport in Flint, Michigan.

The foreign press is now reporting that there was an Allahu Akbar included in the attack as well.

I wonder if the assailant is from Dearborn.

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Big Orange in Cedar Rapids

Last time he was here

He will be appearing two blocks from my office today. I will be out of town on business.

President Trump supporters have been lined up outside since Tuesday night eagerly awaiting the president’s arrival for Wednesday’s 7:00 p.m. rally.

A large protest against the rally is also planned along 1st Avenue around 5:00 p.m.

Cedar Rapids Police say unless you’re going to the rally or going to protest, you should do everything you can to avoid 1st Avenue.

That’s means there will also be increased police presence in downtown Cedar Rapids on Wednesday.

Police in Cedar Rapids are getting ready for the crowds expected to head downtown.

They say law enforcement from all across eastern Iowa will be on site.

More here.

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Note to Venezuela

The Marines have much better ways to invest their time and energy than to be dealing with your chump-change asses.

They should remember that Hunger fuels Revolutions.

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The latest from the People’s Republic of Illinois

The Governor says that they are becoming a Banana Republic.

Is there actually an end to money though as long as there are people to tax?

Oh yeah, that’s right. Illinois is losing taxpayers at a high rate.

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It begins…

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Winner Wednesday Covfefe Report

Normally Wednesday is weird, wacky or wild. Given the election results last night and the resulting weakness in the Covfefe this morning, I decided to call today Winner Wednesday. As per usual the Democrat supporting mainstream media told themselves what they wanted to believe, then once they actually believed it they tried to get others to believe it. They did their part, told us all about the impending victory of the “Trump Slayer” up in Georgia. This morning it looks like they will have to find that young man a new nickname. So sad.

From the Covfefe News Network…

The Covfefe Broadcast Service…

From ABC…

Bringing up the rear we have MSLSD…

 

I’m wishing everyone here a Winner Wednesday!

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Ooopsie…

Democrats lose in South Carolina as well.

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You will definitely be hearing more of this talk as time goes on

There are only a couple of radio talk show hosts who I will quote here on this forum. Currently my favorite is Mark Levin. That’s because I actually get to hear his show. It starts at 6pm on the East Coast. I might be able to catch the last of the Michael Savage Show after work, before Levin comes on. Savage is moving into Alex Jones territory just a little bit here lately. He’s getting a little crazy. I get to hear Rush Limbaugh at Lunch, if I get one. I used to get to listen to Laura Ingraham years ago but not since the start of 2013. There is no real purpose in quoting radio talk show hosts here. All they are doing is commenting on current events. We are perfectly capable of doing that ourselves.

Tonight I am providing a link to a story about recent remarks made by radio talk show host Erick Erickson.

The last time I published anything on this subject was as part of the longest publication this site has ever hosted, which was back on Palm Sunday. It was toward the end, in the section dedicated to emerging internal threats to the future of our fragile Republic. In it I point toward two political movements, each of them having ever increasing momentum and mass. Each of them are destructive to the future of the United States.

Read about it HERE

There is a companion story at National Review HERE

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Trickalicious Tuesday Covfefe Report

For many people who work in an office space, the work week doesn’t begin to hit its stride at a proper pace until Tuesday morning. So it is with the MSM. Not actually so today. This is especially so when there are no Covfefe generating events on the Sunday Morning Talking Heads. Well here we are on Tuesday morning, getting stretched out and into our own groove. What have we today in the world of Covfefe? Not a whole lot.

Starting with the Covfefe News Network…

From Fox…

Not much happening at ABC…

 

CBS…

Lastly we have MSLSD…

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SCOTUS: Free speech means free speech!

There is no exception for offensive speech. Period. Unanimous.

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a federal trademark law banning offensive names is unconstitutional, siding with a rock band whose name had been deemed racially disparaging by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

In an 8-0 ruling, the court determined the law’s so-called “disparagement clause” violates the free speech clause of the First Amendment.

The case centered on Oregon-based, Asian-American band The Slants, which was denied a trademark because its name was considered offensive. The band countered that the 70-year-old law at issue violates free-speech rights — and Justice Samuel Alito, in the court’s opinion, agreed.

That should reverse the ridiculous ruling from the Patent and Trademark Office regarding the Washington Redskins.

More here.

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Russia to target Coalition aircraft

Well, that’s new.

Russia escalated tensions with the U.S. on Monday, promising to track U.S. and coalition aircraft over Syria with its air defense systems and warplanes, the defense ministry said.

In a statement released Monday, the Russian military said it would treat U.S. and coalition aircraft operating west of the Euphrates Rivers as “aerial targets,” but stopped short of threatening to shoot them down.

“In regions where the Russian Air Force is carrying out operations in the skies above Syria, any flying objects—including airplanes and drones of the international coalition—discovered west of the Euphrates River will be treated as aerial targets for tracking by land and air defense systems,” the statement said.

U.S. defense officials said they were staying in touch with the Russian military to see what the practical impact of the statement might be on air operations in Syria.

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Libertarians don’t exist.

So says New York Magazine.

Well, obviously, they exist — just not in any remotely large enough numbers to form a constituency. It’s not just hardcore libertarians who are absent. Even vaguely libertarian-ish voters are functionally nonexistent.

The study breaks down voters into four quadrants, defined by both social and economic liberalism. But virtually everybody falls into three quadrants: socially liberal/economically liberal; socially conservative/economically conservative; and socially conservative/economically liberal. The fourth quadrant, socially liberal/economically conservative, is empty:

The libertarian movement has a lot of money and hardcore activist and intellectual support, which allows it to punch way above its weight. Libertarian organs like Reason regularly churn out polemics and studies designed to show that libertarianism is a huge new trend and the wave of the future. Sometimes, mainstream news organizations buy what they’re selling. But the truth is that the underrepresented cohort in American politics is the opposite of libertarians: people with right-wing social views who support big government on the economy.

I think what that table mostly shows is that economic conservatives don’t exist. The rarest form of economic conservative, however, are those who are also socially liberal. Libertarians might exist, but they are rare. We have been dropping our bucket down a dry well. At least I have been.

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Was The Ramming Of The USS Fitzgerald Intentional?

It’s starting to look that way. A crewman on the Navy Destroyer wrote to his mother. She relates this much:

My son is assigned to the USS Fitzgerald. I am unable to share his rate with you.

The information is short and not so sweet. The implications are disturbing.

The ship is registered in the Philippines. We do not know who the owner is. The container ship neither had its running lights or transponder on. That is an action taken willfully. Furthermore, for the container ship to strike with such accuracy is troublesome. Given what some have done with cars in Europe, what a feather in the cap it would be to sink a U.S. Navy warship. Think on that.

My son missed being washed out to sea by the blink of an eye. He was on his way to one of the berthing areas that was rammed.

Yes, language is important. “Rammed” is the perfect word.

Loving and Concerned Navy Mother”

From here

The bow of the ACX Crystal after ‘Ramming’ the USS Fitzgerald

Also,

Japan’s coast guard is investigating why it took nearly an hour for a deadly collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship to be reported.

A coast guard official said Monday they are trying to find out what the crew of the Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal was doing before reporting the collision to authorities 50 minutes later.”

From here

The USS Fitzgerald

And this:

The upshot of the way the navigation rules are written is that if there’s a collision it is almost never the case that either master is absolved. The only real way you avoid some responsibility is if you’re properly anchored (and dayshaped/lit) or tied to a pier.

If you’re legally underway (moving or not) you’re going to get some percentage of the fault, in short.

But then this showed up and calls into question exactly where the split of fault lies.

This is how the ACX Crystal changed course

Boy that looks suspicious. First, the freighter doubled back at speed and then altered course again just before the impact.

Remember, this happened in clear weather, at night. There is no reason to believe visibility was impaired or anything of the sort. The first violent, unsolicited maneuver (doubling back) looks suspicious standing alone given that the vessel’s intended path was northeast if it was proceeding as-planned. The second course adjustment southward just before the impact looks even worse.”

More here

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An escalation of hostilities in Syria

Following the American shoot-down of a Syrian SU-22…

Russia has vowed to “shoot down all flying objects over Syria”.

“The communication channel between Moscow and Washington to be suspended immediately”.

 

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Manic Monday Covfefe Report

Now that we have a week or so of the daily Covfefe published here I think it is time that I should point out its purpose. First of all, I have now refined the title of this publication to indicate that it is a Covfefe Report. It’s kind of like the Drudge Report only all Covfefe and no hot links. Stated most accurately it is a daily Covfefe aggregation graphic. Some will think it to be a daily  aggravation graphic.

As has been respectfully pointed out, these are news headlines that many people find annoying and would rather avoid. That is why I have decided to add the word “Report” to the title of this publication. Reports are Reports. Without the word “Report” in the title of this publication the casual reader might think that the views expressed in the Covfefe are those of the Real Revo.

The Report is here to inform the reader of what is circulating in the MSM as of the morning of the particular publication. It’s news headlines only because that is usually enough to explain the Covfefe that the story is trying to put over. It helps the reader be prepared for that moment later in the day when a co-worker asks “Hey, did you hear the latest about Trump”? the Covfefe Report reader will be able to respond with “Yeah, I heard something about that, what’s that all about”? Because there are no hot links you will never be bogged down with story details. You will be familiar with topics only. Then you can get your co-worker who is just dying to do so to tell you all about it. If it’s interesting enough you might even look the story up and read it for yourself later.

Using the word “Covfefe” is also a cheap marketing gimmick. It is a word of historic nature and if we build up a library of publications that use the word Covfefe it may at some point drive some traffic this way. It takes time but eventually we may dominate Google search results for that word. When someone sees the term “Covfefe Report”, it may actually generate interest for the casual passerby.

The Covfefe Report will eventually become an archive of information that records all the insanity surrounding the intense effort being made by the mainstream media to contribute to the removal of President Trump from office. The incitement and perpetuation of violence does go with that effort, as this is a Marxist Revolution after all. The Covfefe Report archives will become a museum to this journalistic propaganda effort. Years down the road looking back on all of this will be quite nostalgic.

It requires very little commentary from me, other than to add a greeting, give the forecast and provide attribution to the medial outlets from which the Covfefe originated. It is said that a picture paints a thousand words so I use my snipping tool to capture pictures of new headlines and assemble them here in some kind of order. It only takes a few minutes to do (with the exception of this particular publication) and it communicates a lot about how the news day is going to go. I stick to true Covfefe, only Trump related articles. It illustrates the insanity of the media fixation quite clearly. Having it all up without a page break will make the ever expanding library easier to quickly scan during a website search. Over time the patterns in the propaganda effort become clear.

It is also something that inspires me to get up every morning and say hello to the Real Revo before rushing off to work. It helps to get the day moving. Now that you know all that, lets get down to some Covfefe…

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Oh hear us when we cry to thee for those in peril on the sea

The bodies of Seven Sailors from the U.S.S. Fitzgerald have been recovered.

I pray that God’s comfort be on the families of the lost.

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Another First in Syria

F-18 Super Hornet shoots down Syrian SU-22.

The Syrian dropped some ordinance near coalition forces and shortly thereafter was blown out of the sky.

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Terrorist Attack in London again

Finsbury Park ‘attack’ sees 12 injured after hire van ploughs into Muslim worshippers leaving mosque on Seven Sisters Road after Ramadan prayers

Okay, the attack took place at 12:20am… as worshippers were leaving a Mosque after Ramadan Prayers. That’s an awfully odd time of the day for a prayer service. There is a report somewhere describing this as a “Revenge Attack”. The fact that this publication follows a publication about Bacon is purely coincidental.

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Makin’ Bacon

You can do this. Happy Father’s Day.

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Happy Father’s Day – Even If Your Dad Is No Longer Around

A boy lost his dad but his dad left him something to help him remember.

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Insurance Agent Devises Unfortunate But Cute Ad ‘Stinky Fish Challence’

Have you tried Surstromming?

He looks like a good dad. Happy Father’s Day.

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