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Wednesday News Roundup: CNN Hosts Biden’s Big Lies as Lincoln Project’s Big Lie Disintegrates

China Joe Biden held a townhall on CNN last night, and never managed to mention the 4 million Texans freezing in the dark without electricity through the course of the event. That’s what Democrats refer to as “unity.”

Biden did manage to lie a lot, though, par for the course for any Democrat politician. He started with this whopper, telling Anderson Cooper that “we didn’t have it [the coronavirus vaccine] when we came into office.”:

For the record, vaccines began on December 12 of last year, and were being delivered at a pace of 1 million per day on January 20, when China Joe was installed into the presidency. Cooper, of course, in his role as willing dupe for the Democrat Party, did nothing to try to correct the record for CNN’s paltry viewing audience.

Biden was telling the truth here, though, when he told Cooper that he wakes up every morning wondering where he is:

He was also telling the truth that when he said that he was unaware that people of different races were allowed to date or marry until Donald Trump was president:

You could never make this stuff up, folks.

Biden also performed his duty as a willing dupe for the ChiComs, assuring the ever-credulous Cooper that genocide by the ChiCom government was really just cool, since they have their own cultural norms over there:

What a disgrace this man is. Biden has been wrong about literally everything for the last half-century, and remains wrong about literally everything today. That reality was no threat to most of us when he was just a senator or Obama’s clownshow vice president. But as president, he presents a true clear and present danger to all of us.

Speaking of clownshow vice presidents, Biden is so utterly incapable of handling the duties of the presidency that he’s having Vice President Kamala Harris make calls to foreign leaders on his behalf. This is not really surprising given the fact that Biden’s handlers are no doubt scared to death of what he might blurt out while on a call with some random head of state. Besides, Harris needs the training since she will almost certainly be taking over for good soon.

 

From the story at JustTheNews.com:

During her brief tenure as vice president, Kamala Harris has already had calls with world leaders, a duty typically performed by the president.

Harris spoke on Monday to French President Emmanuel Macron, a leader who President Biden had already spoken with last month on Jan. 24.

“Vice President Harris and President Macron agreed on the need for close bilateral and multilateral cooperation to address COVID-19, climate change, and support democracy at home and around the world,” according to the White House. “They also discussed numerous regional challenges, including those in the Middle East and Africa, and the need to confront them together. The Vice President thanked President Macron for his leadership on the issue of gender equality and for France’s contribution to NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.”

Harris earlier this month spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, another figure President Biden had spoken with last month.

The Epoch Times reported that during his time in office, Vice President Mike Pence never had calls with either Trudeau or Macron, but the outlet noted that Pence did participate in some in-person visits with world leaders.

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So there you go. Get used to seeing and reading that, because you’ll be seeing and reading on a daily basis soon enough.

Meanwhile, here is what le Grande Buffoon, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, is spending his time these days:

Bread and circuses! Are you not entertained, New Yorkers?

Oh, hey, remember how Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt gave us a likely made-up story about having been molested by a boy scout leader when he was 13 in order to curry public sympathy and present a self-justifying narrative for why he didn’t do anything to stop the predatory pedo activities of the group’s leader, John Weaver? Well, now we know why he took that particular action and presented that particular narrative.

That’s right: Schmidt, who lied a couple of weeks ago in claiming he had no idea what Weaver was doing, actually has known since at least March of last year. From the story at Mediaite:

Former Republican strategist and Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt reportedly knew about John Weaver’s sexual harassment accusations since March.

The NeverTrump political organization has been under enormous pressure for weeks amid multiple reports that their leadership has known about Weaver’s impropriety for months. Weaver has been accused of asking numerous younger men for sexual favors in exchange for professional advancement, and he has admitted to his “inappropriate” communications while saying he believed they were consensual at the time.

Schmidt stepped down from the organization on Friday over the Weaver scandal but denied having any knowledge of his colleague’s misconduct. However, The 19th claims that Schmidt and co-founder Reed Galen were among the members of the group’s leadership who’ve known about the Weaver allegations for almost a year.

Some of the individuals came forward with new details on Monday after they were released from their nondisclosure agreements. Several said Sarah Lenti, a managing partner with the group who was previously its executive director, knew about the allegations against Weaver as early as May 2020. Lenti confirmed that some of the group’s co-founders knew about the allegations as early as March 2020. Schmidt and Galen were among those who knew, multiple sources said.

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Here’s the deal: If Schmidt knew as early as last March, they all knew as early as last March. Of course, the truth is that they all knew long before that, as Weaver’s sexual pathologies have been an open secret in the DC Swamp for 20 years now. So long as Weaver was able to keep his secret life secret and help his fellow grifter hacks make money, they were all perfectly willing to look the other way. Once that secret got out, though, it’s been every man – and woman – for himself. That’s just how the Swamp works.

The initial explanation given by Schmidt and the other creeps who made up the Lincoln Project, claiming they had only just found out the truth about Weaver in January, was your classic Big Lie. They all assumed that the corrupt news media, which had after all fawned all over them while they were working to defeat Donald Trump, would just keep on covering for them and parrot the Big Lie on their behalf.

Funny thing, though: Once January 20 came and went and Trump had been safely exiled in favor of our national sock puppet, the media no longer had any real use for Schmidt and his fellow grifters. Suddenly, a handful of actual journalists were digging for the truth, and it’s all slowly begun to trickle out over the past couple of weeks. Schmidt and all the others are now pretty much helpless, at the mercy of former staffers who have been released from their confidentiality agreements and journalists looking to make names for themselves.

Such a shame, huh?

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Texans Are Not Ready to Accept Freezing Blackouts as Their “New Normal”

Hey, some of you probably thought I was dead. Well, sorry, Democrats, no such luck. Didn’t have another heart event, didn’t contract the ‘rona, the website isn’t down again. So yay on all of that.

What did happen, though, is we have no power at our home. Haven’t had any since 6:00 a.m. Monday, and it now looks like we won’t have any again until Friday at the earliest. In case you hadn’t heard, the entire state of Texas looks an awful lot like Alaska right now. Ok, well, West Texas looks more like South Dakota, but you get the picture. We’re covered up in snow and ice, the low temperature where I live near Fort Worth was -1 Fahrenheit this morning, we haven’t seen a temperature at my house above freezing since last Wednesday, and won’t see one until Friday. Again, that’s if we’re lucky.

Guess what? Texas does not do a good job of preparing for this kind of weather event. Which makes sense given that we don’t see this kind of stuff but about once a decade. However, we do see it. The last time we had a similar event was exactly a decade ago, in fact, on February 2-3, 2011.

So, while it is understandable, I suppose, that the folks at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) admit that they simply do not have contingency plans for this kind of severe winter event, I can’t help wondering why not? After all, the rolling blackouts they implemented 10 years ago during that ice event caused a public uproar that resulted in a series of hearings and rulemakings that were supposed to help ensure the grid’s resiliency was fortified to withstand exactly this sort of weather.

Yet, here we are again, and no one at ERCOT or the state’s main infrastructure provider – ONCOR – appears capable of providing a coherent answer why. Frankly, I’m beginning to wonder if we shouldn’t just force ERCOT to take the “R” – for Reliability – out of its name to make it more properly descriptive of what it is the agency actually does. Or rename it “ERSCOT”, with the S standing for “semi-“.

Texans have in recent years made a sport out of making fun of California for its having faded into near-3rd world status where its power grid is concerned. Trust me, that’s a ton of fun. Rolling blackouts and brownouts have become a way of life for Californians as the Democrat policymakers there force their grid to rely far too much on intermittent energy sources like wind and solar at the expense of reliable baseload generation, which must be provided by fossil fuels like natural gas and coal, or by nuclear plants.

Unfortunately, and with little public fanfare, the Republican-led Texas government has also allowed wind power to take a steadily-growing role in the state’s power generation mix over the past decade. Last year, in fact, wind surpassed coal in terms of the percentage of electricity provided to the ERCOT-managed grid, delivering 23% of the total mix, coming in second only to natural gas power plants.

That’s all great so long as you’re willing to pay the price, much of which becomes hidden from ratepayers by ERCOT and the state’s electricity providers, so everybody can pretend to be happy about “going green.” It’s also not so great when well over half the turbines in the state freeze up in near-zero temperatures and 3-12 inches of snowfall.

In the wake of the 2011 event, which was caused mainly by coal-fired plants tripping offline as they froze up and ERCOT’s rolling blackouts including several very large natural gas compressor stations, which caused several natural gas power plants to also go offline, reforms were mandated to prevent ERCOT from denying electricity to those compressor stations. We do not yet know if those reforms worked or not, but several of the state’s natural gas pipeline companies have been experiencing deliverability issues over the last couple of days, so ERCOT’s silence on the matter does make you wonder.

Texas policymakers simply must act in the wake of this event to ensure that the state’s power grid is resilient enough to withstand this kind of severe winter weather event. It is an incredibly dangerous situation when more than 3 million Texans are without power as temperatures remain below freezing for a full week. Texas might look like Alaska and South Dakota right now, but Texans are simply not prepared to deal with this kind of weather for even a couple of days, much less for a week or more.

Californians have been conditioned by their Democrat policymakers to accept this sort of rolling blackout situation as their “new normal” so they can all virtue signal about how “green” they all are. Texans, on the other hand, would rather be warm and safe in their homes than waste time virtue signaling about the environment. Again, trust me on this: Ain’t nobody in Texas ready to happily accept this crap as a “new normal” in their lives.

The state’s policymakers had better take advantage of this disastrous situation to act to really improve the resiliency of the state’s power grid, or there will be hell to pay in next year’s elections.

This situation is simply not acceptable, even if it only happens once a decade. Enough is enough.

I’ll post more when I can.

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Saturday News Roundup: Gina Carano Rebounds as Lincoln Project Rats Flee the Sinking Ship

Today’s Short-Term Memory Update. – Just a reminder that the real violent riots that have plagued our society over the last four years have come from the BLM/Antifa left, two groups created and sponsored by the Democrat Party:

Today’s Global Climate Scam Update. – Just in case you are buying the bullsh*t coming from the government that this terrible arctic cold weather is due to “missing Arctic sea ice,” I just thought you ought to know that there is no missing Arctic sea ice. The extent of Arctic sea ice right now, today, is essentially unchanged from where it has averaged for the last 40 years.

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The more you know…

Today’s Be Thankful For Big Oil Update. – Watch this video. Play close attention to it, because it’s the absolute truth.
That truth is that our modern lives are not possible without oil, natural gas and other petroleum products, and there is no affordable, scalable alternative to them in existence today.

As you sit safely warm in your homes as everything is freezing outside for the next week, be thankful for “Big Oil,” because without Big Oil, you’d be freezing, too.

P.S.: The guy’s underwear is also made with petroleum products, but they’d have to rate the ad XXX if they made that disappear, too.

Fleeing like rats from a sinking ship. – The scandal-plagued DC Swamp grift called the Lincoln Project bled more members on Friday, as one of its founders, the piggish George Conway, accused the group of engaging in criminal activity by illegally accessing and publishing the Twitter private massages of Jennifer Horn, another ex-member who left the group earlier this week.

One of the group’s other co-founders, Steve Schmidt, announced he was quitting the scam after it was revealed on Thursday that he and everyone else involved had known about fellow founder and former McCain campaign manager John Weaver’s proclivity for sexually preying on young boys since at least last June and said nothing about it. In a transparent effort to garner sympathy and set up a narrative explaining why he didn’t blow the whistle on Weaver, Schmidt included, without providing evidence, a claim that he was molested when he was 13 years old by a Boy Scout leader. Because of course he did.

From a story at DailyWire:

 

Steve Schmidt, a GOP political operative and co-founder of The Lincoln Project, released a statement Friday claiming he was molested as a teenage Boy Scout. This came after news broke about his resignation from the anti-Trump organization.

Schmidt’s resignation is the latest consequence of the numerous allegations against Schmidt’s fellow co-founder John Weaver, who allegedly exhibited sexually predatory behavior toward young men in exchange for career advancement, according to Axios.

One of the boys to whom Weaver reportedly spoke was only 14 years old at the time, according to one of the 21 alleged victims interviewed by The New York Times.

The super PAC, which the Associated Press reported paid most of the $90 million it raised to consulting firms with ties to the group’s founders and senior staff, has been hemorrhaging employees since the accusations against Weaver went public.

The Lincoln Project spokesperson Kurt Bardella, video series host Nayyera Haq, and columnist Tom Nichols also resigned Friday.

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Maybe Schmidt was molested, maybe he wasn’t, but it would be taking a page right out of the playbook of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez to just invent such a story as a means of garnering public sympathy and shifting blame for one’s own despicable actions – or in Schmidt’s case, his inaction. Molested or not, nothing absolves Schmidt and the rest of the Lincoln Project creep grifters from failing to do something about the inappropriate behavior of their partner and de facto leader.

With Friday’s defections, the only high-profile grifter remaining among the original founders is Rick Wilson, a lifelong circus clown who always has been slow on the uptake, which helps explain why he has managed so many losing campaigns. Wilson is perhaps the most repugnant of the entire bunch, though, so it’s no surprise he’s the last hanger-on in this massive scam.

I write much more about this pack of professional sleazeballs elsewhere this morning in Today’s Required Reading. Go read it.

Gina Carano Refuses to be cancelled by the Perpetual Outrage Mob. – Fresh from being fired by the Nazi goons at Disney for tweeting the truth about the current state of American culture, actress Gina Carano announced on Friday that she has agreed to a new production/acting gig with DailyWire.

From the story at DailyWire:

Two days after Gina Carano was reportedly axed by Disney “in what critics alleged was a politically-motivated hit,” The Daily Wire announced that they will be partnering with the former Mandalorian actress, who will “produce and star in an upcoming film exclusively for Daily Wire members.”

On Friday, The Daily Wire announced that it would be partnering with Carano to produce an upcoming film exclusively for Daily Wire members. “The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams — to develop and produce my own film — come true. I cried out and my prayer was answered,” Carano said in a statement. (The Daily Wire is offering a 25% discount for new members with the Carano-themed promo code “GINA.”)

“I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob,” Carano said. “I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”

After the exclusive Deadline report broke, news of Carano’s partnership with The Daily Wire immediately went viral, with massive media coverage of what can only be described as a complete rejection of cancel culture.

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Cool.

 

Today’s Impeachment Scam Update. – Just a reminder that the Democrats in congress are attempting to impeach Donald Trump for trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Which is exactly what they did following the 2016 election:

Projection. That’s what the Democrats do. In fact, it’s pretty much all they do.

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Today’s Required Reading: Glenn Greenwald Eviscerates the Grifters at the Lincoln Project

If you read only one thing today, let this be it. Writing at Substack, liberal opinionist/reporter Glenn Greenwald published one of the greatest takedowns of a classic DC Swamp grift operation in American history on Friday. In about 2,000 words, Greenwald fully exposes the sleaze merchants who created the Lincoln Project and are now fleeing it like rats from a sinking ship, and the corrupt media hacks who provided them with hundreds of hours of free air time during last year’s presidential campaign.

The result is truly one of the most epic rhetorical takedowns I’ve ever seen. It’ll take you about 20 minutes to read the full thing, but trust me, you will be happy you took the time.

Here are some excerpts to whet your appetite:

The group of life-long Republican Party consultants who, under the name “The Lincoln Project,” got very rich in 2020 with anti-Trump online messaging has spent weeks responding to numerous scandals on multiple fronts. Despite the gravity of those scandals, its conduct on Thursday night was in a whole new category of sleaze. It not only infuriated their long-time allies, but also constituted the abuse of Twitter’s platform to commit likely illegal acts.

That the primary effect of the Lincoln Project was to personally enrich its key operatives by cynically exploiting the fears of U.S. liberals has long been obvious. Reporting throughout 2020 conclusively demonstrated that the vast majority of the tens of millions of dollars raised by the group was going to firms controlled by its founders. One of its most prominent founders — GOP consultant Rick Wilson — personally collected $65,000 from liberals through GoFundMe for an anti-Trump film he kept promising but which never came; to this date, he refuses to explain what he did with that money.

study conducted after the 2020 election found that the group’s effect on the election’s outcome was trivial to non-existent — not surprising given its penchant for spending money on ads that aired in electorally irrelevant places such as Washington, D.C. or which circulated almost exclusively in liberal cable news and social media venues, and thus had no purpose other than to enable its consultants to take large commissions from the ad spending. They were producing ads solely for liberals, with the overriding intent not of defeating Trump but inflating their net worth. And it worked: until they were no longer needed.

Not only have the Lincoln Project’s boisterous leaders fallen completely silent, but they also are refusing to answer basic questions about what happened here. Earlier this morning, I submitted a list of questions to them (published below) and they have failed to respond in any way, including even with their characteristic fake bravado, insults and threats.

They have transformed into meek, mute little mice, hiding somewhere out of sight. Anyone who has their best interests at heart should hope they are huddled in their criminal lawyers’ offices. All of this silence and hiding and evasion is particularly ironic given the Abraham Lincoln quote they chose to define themselves, that still sits atop their now-dormant Twitter profile, which admonishes: “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” Indeed.

From the start, it was obvious that this disgraceful collapse was the inevitable end for this group. The very idea that this freakish hodgepodge of life-long D.C. Republican consultants were men of profound conscience defending the Republic was a complete and total joke. They are life-long grifters, responsible for some of the most grotesque and amoral attack ads in the modern era, with a very long and recent history of advocating the exact opposite values of what they claimed to represent once they opportunistically identified the optimal Trump-era profit model: namely, relentlessly fleece scared and gullible #Resistance liberals of their cash by posturing as brave and principled warriors against Trumpism.

But their lucrative scheme could never have succeeded without the knowingly fraudulent cooperation of liberal networks such as MSNBC and CNN. Over and over, those Democratic Party spokespeople masquerading as TV journalists — knowing exactly who these bottom-feeding GOP operatives have always been — encouraged their misguided and trusting viewers to regard the Lincoln Project as a selfless and noble bulwark against Trumpism rather than the scamming, grifting, lowlife con it so obviously was from the start.

What this sorry episode reveals above all else is that much of American liberalism, including its all-but-official arm in corporate media, replicated, in the name of combatting Trump, every unethical tactic, every deceitful method, and every toxic assault on basic decency that they insisted Trump singularly represented.

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Go read the whole thing. Just do it. You can thank me later.

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Friday News Roundup: Disney Fires Gina Carano for Telling the Truth as More Cuomo Complicity Comes to Light

Well, of course they did. This is what mass killers do. – Andrew Cuomo and his administration have now admitted to systematically under-reporting the number of nursing home deaths in New York caused by Cuomo’s policy of sending elderly patients infected with COVID-19 back to their nursing homes while still contagious. Cuomo’s top aide admitted on Thursday to the under-reporting, saying she did it due to fear of a potential federal investigation.

Naturally, the aide, a dissembling leftist hack named Melissa DeRosa, blame her actions on mean tweets by…wait for it…President Donald Trump. I swear I do not make this stuff up:

From a story at the New York Post:

Governor Cuomo’s top aide privately apologized to Democratic lawmakers for withholding the state’s nursing-home death toll from COVID-19 — telling them “we froze” out of fear the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors, The Post has learned.

The stunning admission of a cover-up was made by Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa during a video conference call with state Democratic leaders in which she said the Cuomo administration had rebuffed a legislative request for the tally in August because “right around the same time, [then-President Donald Trump] turns this into a giant political football,” according to an audio recording of the two-hour-plus meeting.

“He starts tweeting that we killed everyone in nursing homes,” [Hint: That’s exactly what they did] DeRosa said. “He starts going after [New Jersey Gov. Phil] Murphy, starts going after [California Gov. Gavin] Newsom, starts going after [Michigan Gov.] Gretchen Whitmer.”

In addition to attacking Cuomo’s fellow Democratic governors, DeRosa said, Trump “directs the Department of Justice to do an investigation into us.”

“And basically, we froze,” she told the lawmakers on the call.

“Because then we were in a position where we weren’t sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice, or what we give to you guys, what we start saying, was going to be used against us while we weren’t sure if there was going to be an investigation.”

DeRosa added: “That played a very large role into this.”

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It is truly depressing and frankly frightening that so many ghouls just like Cuomo and DeRosa have risen to power in America today. It’s also depressing to know that Cuomo would easily be re-elected if he were to run again, even after causing the needless deaths of thousands of New Yorkers, or that DeRosa would easily win the governor’s office in the state should she become the Democrat nominee.

Liberalism/leftism is a mental disease that robs people of the ability to connect their own voting actions to the societal pathologies that plague their lives. Andrew Cuomo’s political career is living proof of that fact.

CNN is complicit in Cuomo’s mass-killings, too. – While Cuomo was ordering thousands of elderly New Yorkers to their deaths in the state’s nursing homes and DeRosa was helping him hide the real numbers, this is how the corrupt media hacks at CNN were covering the story:

Despicable. Let us never forget that the American media writ large literally lionized Cuomo as a role model for other governors to follow even as he was killing thousands of elderly New Yorkers. The media is complicit. Period.

You’re calling us Nazis??? Well, we’ll see about that! – Mandalorian star Gina Carano put up a tweet recently comparing the social and political climate in the United States to that of pre-WWII Nazi Germany.

As if to absolutely prove her point is 100% correct, Disney fired her for exercising her right to free speech and telling the truth.

You just could never make this stuff up, folks. Don’t even try.

Excerpt from the story at DailyWire:

Disney faced widespread backlash late on Wednesday after a production company that they own announced that it had parted ways with conservative actress Gina Carano after the actress posted some things to social media that some claimed were offensive.

One post, which was a screenshot of someone else’s post that she uploaded to her own account, compared the current divisive political climate in the U.S. to events that took place in Nazi Germany, which critics claimed was her equating Republicans with Jews in Nazi Germany.

“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” Lucasfilm, a production company owned by Disney, said in a statement. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

Disney’s firing of Carano sparked instant widespread backlash online with “#CancelDisneyPlus” rocketing to the very top of Twitter’s trending news list. Carano was one of the stars on Disney+’s “The Mandalorian.”

In response to Carano’s firing, critics noted how Disney rehired a director that had been fired over disturbing sexually explicit tweets, Disney’s business dealings in communist China, and other controversies that the company has faced in recent years.

“Gina Carano’s post made the point that mass violence starts with hatred for your neighbor,” Daily Caller editor Katrina Haydon wrote. “This is not only uncontroversially true but also one perspective of the commandment to love your neighbor. That idea is not a call to empty niceness. It’s how you prevent suffering.”

“The point that Gina Carano’s post made isn’t even a ‘wild take,’ and she certainly isn’t the first person to get cancelled for viewpoints that differ from the woke mob,” Daily Caller reporter Shelby Talcott added. “What a dangerous, sad era to live in — where expressing a particular view could cost you your livelihood.”

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And so, the woke Perpetual Outrage Mob on Twitter gets its way one more time, and the only well-acted character on The Mandalorian will simply disappear into the ether, likely killing the series for good after one more season. But destroying good things is the Perpetual Outrage Mob’s core competency, so no surprise there.

Pot, Meet Kettle Tweet of the Century:

Hooboy.

Today’s Short Term Memory Reminder. – Hey, remember last week, when I told you that all the members of the Lincoln Project who were out in the media claiming they never knew about the pedo-sexual proclivities of the group’s founder, John Weaver, were lying? Remember how I told you they all knew, that it was impossible for them not to have known, that many in Washington had in fact known about Weaver for 20 years, since he served as campaign manager for John McCain’s failed 2000 presidential campaign? Remember how some members of the Lincoln Project were out there threatening to sue anyone who told that truth about them and Mr. Weaver?

Well, gee, yesterday the Daily Caller ran this story:

Here’s an excerpt:

The Lincoln Project previously expressed shock over allegations against its co-founder John Weaver, but new reporting claims that Lincoln Project members knew of allegations against Weaver as early as June of last year.

Lincoln Project members were made aware of at least 10 allegations of harassment against Weaver in June 2020, the Associated Press reported. The group did not take action against Weaver as it continued its high-profile work combatting the re-election of former President Donald Trump.

Nevertheless, the Lincoln Project expressed shock in January over the allegations against Weaver.

“The totality of his deceptions are beyond anything any of us could have imagined and we are absolutely shocked and sickened by it,” the group said in a January statement.

The Lincoln Project did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Two of the allegations involved Lincoln Project employees, persons with direct knowledge of the situation told the AP. This is the first known suggestion that Weaver targeted staffers within the Lincoln Project, the publication reported.

Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt has also said that Lincoln Project leaders were not aware of allegations of Weaver’s wrongdoing.

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Steve Schmidt, George Conway, and all the rest: Liars.

Glenn Greenwald captured the essence of the Lincoln Project in this tweet:

Thus, the Lincoln Project is conclusively revealed to be what anyone familiar with how the DC Swamp works knew it was from day one: A classic DC Swamp grift, the classic sort of money scam that has been the life’s blood of Swamp denizens for as long as DC has existed. This one happened to be led by a pedophile, but hey, it’s not the first time that has happened, either.

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“Demolition Man”: A Movie 28 Years Ahead of its Time

Guest Piece by America’s History Teacher, Larry Schweikart

Demolition Man World

Current events have many people dredging up George Orwell’s 1984 or Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

Perhaps.

But the current state of America—and much of the world, it seems—is closer to the (in retrospect) great 1993 movie Demolition Man starring Sylvester Stallone as the wrongly-accused Lieutenant John Spartan, condemned to frozen hybernation for collateral damage to civilians, and his nemesis Simon Phoenix (a blond-haired Wesley Snipes). A terrific supporting cast included Benjamin Bratt, Nigel Hawthorne, Bob Gunton, Dennis Leary, and Rob Schneider not to mention a smokin’ Sandra Bullock. Spartan, who captured Simon Phoenix in 1996, is thawed out when Phoenix escapes during a probation hearing. Snipes’ Phoenix is thoroughly brutal and ruthless, yet always with a dash of Joker-esque manic humor. Stallone’s John Spartan is also quite funny, mainly for what he doesn’t get about the 21st century (especially the use of three seashells for, er, cleaning onesself after a #2). Reiner’s character finds it hysterical: “He doesn’t know how to use the shells.”

Demolition Man, though, was oddly prescient. As both Phoenix and Spartan arrive 36 years after the Big Freeze, they find a world that is nearly perfect. There is so little crime that police are armed only with stun-wands and the public is so docile that simple commands—“Stop right there!”—actually elicit compliance. All grounds are beautifully manicured. People (in San Angeles—note that City of the Angles has now become the city of Saint Angels)) walk around in long robes and fine dining is at Taco Bell, which in the food consolidation Franchise Wars beat out all competitors. It takes no time for Simon Phoenix to realize that this new, de-testicled world, is ripe for plunder. He doesn’t hesitate to beat up officers, blow up one of their electric cars by dropping a stun-wand into the fuel-charger socket, and, yes, killing people, which triggers a “187.” This code is so antiquated that only the oldest sergeant can interpret it: “MurderDeathKill.” During his cryostasis, Phoenix picked up a host of new abilities, including advanced karate and other violent skills, making him more than a match for any half-dozen of the useless London Bobbies who seek to restrain him. Soon it dawns on Chief George Earle (Gunton) that he needs something his department doesn’t possess: a cop as ruthless as Phoenix. John Spartan is taken out of the deep freeze and reports for duty to the police station where he befriends Lenina Huxley (Bullock).

The new world in which he finds himself has ubiquitous devices to dispense fines for profanity (and, one suspects, other things such as spitting on the sidewalk or not using a turn signal . . . or wearing a mask). Riding with Huxley and patrolman Garcia (Bratt), Spartan is both bemused and disgusted that their idea of fun is singing along to radio commercials of the 1960s. When finally, after displaying his manly attributes to Huxley in defeating baddies, Spartan is invited to have sex, he is chagrined to find that all physical contact is verboten. (Even in celebrating, instead of high fives, Bullock and Reiner stop their hands inches apart and “wax on, wax off” in the air). Something that seemed innocently ridiculous in 1996 has now become a reality in China Virus America.

Demolition Man Society is a two-tiered structure. The Haves and the Have-nots. The Haves live above ground, dine at chez Taco Bell, dress well, are, of course, uber clean and socially proper. They are, appropriately, led by a scientist, Dr. Cocteau (Dr. Cock Toe?) who has a “trust the science” approach to everything. The Have-nots live underground. They are smelly, deplorable urban hill-billies who eat ratburgers, bathe infrequently, speak their minds, curse, and, yes, know all about weapons. Their leader, the appropriately-named Edgar Friendly (Dennis Leary) is the symbol of freedom in the film. As powerful as the Haves are, they dare not go to Friendly’s subterranean Deplorable dwellings, for even their military might isn’t sufficient there. (This, of course, doesn’t mention the fact that their military might is an emasculated, feminized army of transgender scientifically-approved fem-bots with stun-wands.)

Ultimately, only the brutal masculinity of John Spartan can defeat Phoenix. An appropriate chase scene with Phoenix in the Tesla-electric car and Spartan in an Olds 442 ensues as they both head to a final battle in the cryoprison. (It is fitting that the future of hell is not flames, but a frozen void . . . created by a planetary response to global warming?) Sparan defeats Phoenix by firing cryo-plasm at him, then knocking his frozen head off. In the end, Phoenix was not human, but prehistoric ice.

Before being detached from his head, it is revealed, Phoenix had in fact made an alliance with Dr. Cocteau, who has programmed Phoenix in such a way that he was prohibited from killing Cocteau. Phoenix evades this command by simply having his lackeys murder the good doctor. Even the pure and seemingly noble scientist, with the best intentions for humankind, needed the thuggish Phoenix to implement perfection. And the creation turned on the creator.

For all its predictable jokes and the sometimes over-the-top cackling by Snipes (who was still basking in the glow of his performance as Nino Brown in “New Jack City”), “Demolition Man” has proven a prescient vision of the future from 1996. Let’s hope a John Spartan and an Edgar Friendly can join forces in real life to spare us from Dr. Cocteau’s perfect world.

 

Larry Schweikart is the co-author, with Michael Allen, of the New York Times #1 bestseller A Patriot’s History of the United States, author of Reagan: The American President, and founder of the Wild World of History curriculum website that features full U.S. and World History

 

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Today’s Required Reading: Tucker Carlson Exposes Democrats’ False Capitol Riot Narrative

In his opening monologue last night, Fox News Host Tucker Carlson – the only show on Fox worth viewing anymore – completely exposed the false narrative the Democrats are pushing about the Capitol Riot of January 6 in their sham impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump.

It’s a fairly long read, as these Required Readings tend to be, but it’s something everyone should read if they wish to know the truth about what really happened on that day in Washington, DC. Because the truth has nothing to do with the false narrative the Democrats are peddling to you right now.

Here it is:

It’s funny how change happens. You thought the big change came on Election Day, when the incumbent president lost, but that turned out to be nothing compared to the change that came two months later.

On Jan. 6, supporters of Donald Trump swarmed the Capitol building. Some forced their way inside, and Washington has never been the same. It may never be the same. As a result of what happened on Jan. 6, your descendants will live in a very different country. Some in Congress have compared that day to 9/11. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has likened it to Pearl Harbor, which spurred America’s entry into the Second World War.

Every day we hear new and more florid comparisons from Democratic partisans. But Tuesday night, CNN outdid all of them by comparing what happened Jan. 6 to the Rwandan genocide.

Keep in mind that close to a million people were murdered in Rwanda in 1994, about 70% of all ethnic Tutsis in the country. Entire towns were hacked to death with machetes. People were set on fire and crushed alive by bulldozers. Hundreds of thousands of women were raped. It was among the most horrifying crimes in human history.

How does a country recover from something like that? Well, first, obviously, you punish the guilty quickly and severely. Then, and this is more important, you set about reordering your society from top to bottom to make certain nothing like that ever happens again. So you purge the military, suspend basic civil liberties, send troops to the capital, tear down the old, destroy all vestiges of the past in order to save the future.

However, before we remake America to prevent future genocide at the Capitol, maybe we should know a little bit more about the crime that occurred on Jan. 6, if only to understand the justification for overturning our lives permanently. What exactly did happen that day? You may be surprised to learn how little we know, even now. In fact, it’s remarkable how many of the most basic questions remain unanswered more than a month after the fact.

Let’s start with the headline of the day: Five Americans died on the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6. You’ve heard that, but it doesn’t really tell you very much. It’s the details, as always, that matter. Who were these people and how did they die? That’s how you understand what actually happened.

So with that in mind, here are the facts: Four of the five who died that day were Trump supporters. The fifth was a Capitol Hill police officer who apparently also supported Donald Trump. Why is this relevant? Of course, the political views of the deceased shouldn’t matter, but unfortunately, in this case, they do. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and many other elected Democrats claim the mob was coming for them that day. Yet the only recorded casualties on Jan. 6 were people who voted for Donald Trump.

The first among them was a 34-year-old woman from Georgia called Rosanne Boyland. Authorities initially announced that Boyland died of a “medical emergency”. Later video footage suggested she may have accidentally been trampled by the crowd. We’re still not sure, but that’s the best guess.

The second casualty was 55-year-old Kevin Greeson, who died of heart failure while talking to his wife on a cell phone outside the Capitol. “Kevin had a history of high blood pressure,” his wife later said, “and in the midst of the excitement, suffered a heart attack.”

The third was 50-year-old Benjamin Phillips of Ringtown, Pa. Phillips was a Trump supporter who organized a bus trip to Washington for the rally that day. He died of a stroke on the grounds of the Capitol. There is no evidence that Phillips rioted or was injured by rioters or even went inside the Capitol building.

The fourth person to die, the only one from intentional violence, was 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt, a military veteran from San Diego. Babbitt was wearing a Trump cape when she was shot to death by a Capitol Hill police lieutenant. Babbitt’s death was caught on video, so hers is the best-documented death that took place that day. Yet it is surprising how little we know about it.

Babbitt was shot as she tried to crawl through a broken window into the Speaker’s Lobby within the Capitol, and that’s essentially the extent of what we know. Authorities have refused to release the name of the man who shot her or divulge any details of the investigation they say they’ve done. We may never know exactly why this unnamed Capitol Hill police officer took her life.

According to that officer’s attorney, “There is no way to look at the evidence and think that he is anything but a hero.” Of course, we can’t actually look at that evidence, because they’re withholding it. We can’t even know his identity. Killing an unarmed woman may be justified under certain specific circumstances, but since when is it heroic? When the dead woman has read QAnon websites? Republicans aren’t asking that question.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., has said he immediately hugged the officer who shot Ashli Babbitt and told him, “Listen, you did what you had to do.” Did the officer really have to do that? We don’t know. We do know that Ashli Babbitt was not holding a weapon when she was killed. Nevertheless, at the impeachment trial this week, Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., described what happened at the Capitol as “an armed insurrection.”

Cicilline is a former mafia lawyer from Providence, so presumably he knows what it is to commit a felony with a firearm. There are no reports of rioters at the Capitol building Jan. 6 discharging weapons or threatening anyone with a gun. So what exactly is David Cicilline talking about?

Apparently, he’s referring to the death of Officer Brian Sicknick. In the hours after the riot, The New York Times reported that Trump supporters had brutally beaten Oficer Sicknick to death with a fire extinguisher. The news of Sicknick’s death by violence was quickly picked up by countless other media outlets that repeated and then amplified it.

That account forms the basis of the myth that Democrats have constructed around Jan. 6. Sicknick’s remains lay in honor at the Capitol building. Streams of politicians, who just months before had told us that cops were racist by definition, praised Brian Sicknick as a hero. They had finally found a police officer who served their political uses.

Just one problem: The story they told was a lie from beginning to end. Officer Sicknick was not beaten to death, with a fire extinguisher or anything else. According to an exhaustive and fascinating new analysis on Revolver News, there’s no evidence that Brian Sicknick was hit with a fire extinguisher at any point on Jan 6. The officer’s body apparently bore no signs of trauma. In fact, on the night of Jan. 6, long after rioters at the Capitol had been arrested or dispersed, Brian Sicknick texted his brother from his office. According to his brother, Sicknick said he’d been “pepper sprayed twice” but was otherwise “in good shape”. Twenty-four hours later, Officer Brian Sicknick was dead.

How did he die? The head of the Capitol police union has said he had a stroke. His body was cremated immediately, and authorities have refused to release his autopsy. No one has been charged in his death, and no charges are pending. Whatever happened to Brian Sicknick was tragic, obviously, but it was also very different from what they have told us. They have lied about how he died. They’ve lied about a lot.

How did this riot start, anyway? Was it a spontaneous event incited by a reckless president in a fit of vicious pique? Was the riot long-planned, the result of a conspiracy? Those are two theories of what happened and both cannon be true.

This weekend, former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund claimed in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that there was no intelligence suggesting that a riot might be imminent at the Capitol.

Apparently, the Washington Post has better sources than Sund. Days after Jan. 6, the newspaper reported that it was well-known that a group of Trump supporters was headed to the city to cause trouble. The FBI almost certainly knew this. They likely had paid informants in the ranks of protesters.

So if the authorities knew that violence might be coming to the Capitol, where was the necessary security? It wasn’t there.

We’re not sure what all this means and we’re not going to speculate. We do know for certain that the known facts of what happened on Jan. 6 deviate in very important ways from the story they are now telling us, including the story Democrats are telling in the impeachment trial. In many places, the known facts bear no resemblance to the story they’re telling. They’re just flat-out lying. There’s no question about that.

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Thursday News Roundup: Jeep Blows $22 Million on Drunk Springsteen and the Double Mask Mandate is Coming Soon

My only question: Was Springsteen driving a Jeep?

The dimwits who run Jeep spent $22 million on a Super Bowl ad featuring Bruce Springsteen, one of the most obscene and irrational leftist critics of President Donald Trump, advocating for “national unity” now that the DC Swamp has installed a brain-addled, China-subservient sock puppet in the White House. The ad featured the washed-up 3-note rock star driving a Jeep across beautiful American – or maybe they were Chinese, who knows? – terrains into a serene sunset.

Anyway, you will never, never, never, ever see Jeep run that ad again, because yesterday the Hollywood Reporter revealed that Springsteen got himself arrested for DWI and reckless endangerment charges last year. I swear I am not making this stuff up.

From a glorious story at the New York Post:

He was Bombed in the USA!

Bruce Springsteen was arrested for DWI and reckless driving in his home state, it was revealed Wednesday — days after he appeared in a much-hyped Super Bowl commercial for Jeep.

The “Born to Run” icon, 71, was busted Nov. 14 at Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, a spokesperson for the National Park Service said.

Springsteen was charged with DWI, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area, the spokesperson said.

“Springsteen was cooperative throughout the process,” the spokesperson added.

According to TMZ, which first reported the arrest, the allegedly juiced Bruce has a court date in the coming weeks and has no known prior busts for DWI.

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As I noted on Monday, the only way Jeep could have selected a more divisive face for its “unity” ad would have been for them to put Robert De Niro or Alec Baldwin behind the wheel. And that was before we knew about the DWI.

“Unity” is obviously a concept the people who run Jeep fail to adequately grasp. And so, $22 million just rolls right down the ol’ drain.

Cool.

DC Swamp Kabuki Theater Impeachment Scam Update. – I haven’t watched a minute of these impeachment proceedings and do not plan to do so. But Lindsey Graham obviously thinks things are going well for the defense:

Awesome. This concludes your DC Swamp Kabuki Theater Impeachment Scam Update for today.

Liberals, ca. 2011: “You’re a bigot if you object to a woman breast-feeding in public!!!!!!”
Liberals, ca. 2021: “You’re a trans-phobe bigot if you use the words ‘woman’ or ‘breast-feeding’!!!!!!!”
Nurses advised to swap words such as 'breast milk' for the more inclusive 'human milk'

Washington Examiner:

Nurses advised to swap words such as ‘breast milk’ for the more inclusive ‘human milk’

*sigh*

Stock up on those masks, folks, because you will soon be required to wear two at a time. – That’s the inevitable message from yesterday’s advisory from the CDC that people should consider wearing two masks. Nevermind the reality that there is literally zero real scientific evidence that wearing masks do anything to stop the spread of COVID-19, the bureaucrats at Biden’s CDC released a “study” yesterday that claims to find the wearing of two masks to be oh, so much more effective than wearing just one:

From the sham story about the sham study at ABC News:

Fit matters when it comes to your mask protecting you against the virus that causes COVID-19, and layering a well-fitting cloth mask over a surgical mask is likely to prove beneficial, according to new findings released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It also doesn’t change the recommendation that primarily medical workers in high-risk environments should rely on N95 masks, which act as a strong filter against any contaminants but is notably tougher to breathe in and withstand for long periods of time.

Still, the experiment touches on some of the big questions Americans have on how best to protect themselves when mixing in public, such as grocery stores and airplanes.

The research suggests that when a person “double masks” — wearing a polypropylene surgical mask with a cloth mask on top — and the people around them did the same, the risk of transmitting the virus falls more than 95%.

Researchers, who used two mannequin-like forms to test exposure, found a similar benefit with tightening a single surgical mask around the ears to improve its fit. Using a hack known as a “knot and tuck,” the researchers ensured the surgical mask fits closely around the face without gaps.

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Note the part I placed in bold there, buried in the 6th paragraph of the story: This “study” involved putting masks on freaking MANNEQUINS. Not real people, not monkeys, not even lab rats. MANNEQUINS.

This is what the CDC wants you to believe amounts to “science,” because they know that doing actual scientific studies would lead to findings that wearing masks doesn’t help stop the spread of this virus.

Let me tell you where this is all leading. Despite the sentence in the ABC story that says “The findings were not expected to lead to new mask recommendations by the CDC,” this sham study will inevitably lead to new mask recommendations by the CDC at some point in the near future.

And guess who is going to make damn sure that happens? If you guessed “Anthony Fauci,” you win the prize. Fauci, after all, kicked off this “two masks are better than one” process back in early January during one of his myriad TV appearances, claiming it was just “common sense.” That is what encouraged the CDC to conduct this sham study in the first place, despite the fact that Fauci was forced to admit during another TV appearance that he had no real data indicating that wearing two masks was effective.

At some point in the near future, the despotic Democrat governors will get into the act. One of them will be designated to become the first to issue a gubernatorial “two mask” mandate, and the others will line up to follow along. Soon, milquetoast GOP governors like Mike Dewine in Ohio and Kay Ivey in Alabama will jump on the bandwagon.

Next, all the Karens will be wearing their two masks and start assaulting people like you who only wear one mask in the produce section of the local grocery store as you’re picking out some avocados. Soon thereafter, your local grocery stores will begin posting two-mask requirements just so their managers don’t have to listen to all the obnoxious Karens bitch at them about it.

The Perpetual Outrage Crowd on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms will all be signaling their virtue by posting photos of them forcing their 7 year-old kids to wear three masks to school just to be “safe” and digitally screaming at you for not being “good” like they are as their children struggle for breath behind them.

Next, probably no later than April or May, employers will start mandating that all employees start wearing two masks at all times, even those who work at home, because your CEOs all need to signal their virtue and absolute fealty to the state, too.

Then Anthony Fauci, in yet another appearance on CNN or MSNBC or maybe even with Bret Baier on Fox News, will say something like, you know, it just makes”common sense” for two masks to be required during all travel on airlines, buses, trains and hey, why not just go ahead and wear two masks in your own car just in case, you know?

Even though he will later be forced to admit that absolutely no data or scientific basis exists for this latest “common sense” mask advice, Democrat governors like Gavin Newsom and Gretchen Whitmer will issue another round of orders mandating double mask wearing in cars and the CDC will issue an advisory for all public forms of travel based on a “study” it conducted on crash test dummies in 1962 Corvairs and 1973 Pintos.

That is where this is all going, folks, and if you don’t believe me, you haven’t been paying attention to what’s already happened to you over the past 11 months.

When I turn out to be 100% correct here, you can give me a call and thank me for warning you – that is, if you can draw enough breath through the two masks you’re wearing because Anthony Fauci, the little menace to American society, told some CNN hack that “it just makes common sense” to wear two masks while talking on the phone, “because who knows where that thing has been?”

May be an image of one or more people

 

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Wednesday News Roundup: Fauci Moves the COVID Goal Posts One More Time

Today’s Short-Term Memory Reminder -Donald Trump has been out of the White House for 3 weeks now, and the news cycle is still all about him.

Trump Derangement Syndrome is a very, very real thing.

God Bless Texas. – For the 19th straight year, Texas ranks #1 among all states in export value, chalking up $279 billion during 2020. California comes in a distant second with about $155 billion for the year. If Texas were an independent country as it was intended to be, it would rank 20th among all nations on earth.

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Who knows? If the Democrats keep moving the country into fascist socialism, Texas might end up becoming an independent nation again in the near future.

Stranger things have happened.

Just one more reason to detest the Dallas Mavericks specifically and the NBA in general. – Most readers here stopped watching NBA basketball years ago, but now the owner of the Dallas Mavericks has handed all you hangers-on one more reason to break the basketball habit: He has banned the National Anthem of the United States of America from being played at his arena before home games.

I swear I don’t make this stuff up:

From the story at DailyWire:

At the direction of owner Mark Cuban, the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks have stopped playing the national anthem before home games this season and do not intend to play it for home games moving forward.

As noted by Tim Cato, who broke the story at The Athletic on Monday evening, the anthem-snub by the Mavericks is “the first instance we know of a pro sports team striking the U.S. anthem from the pre-game.”

Cuban confirmed to Cato that he was the one who decided the Mavs should pull the anthem.

“None of 13 preseason and regular-season games played at the American Airlines Center this season have featured the anthem before the game, including Monday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the first played this season with a limited amount of fans in attendance,” Cato reported Monday. “The Mavericks did not publicize the anthem’s removal, and The Athletic was the first media organization to reach out about the change after noticing its absence on Monday. Multiple team employees described only noticing the anthem’s removal on their own, as it was also not announced or explained internally.”

As the nation has become increasingly divided, traditionally unifying acts of patriotism, like standing for the national anthem, have become partisan. The anthem controversy was first sparked in 2016, when then-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick politicized “The Star-Spangled Banner” when he refused to stand because, according to Kaepernick, America “oppresses” minorities and allows its cops to “murder” innocent people of color.

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If you’re still watching NBA basketball, you seriously should consider finding better things to do with your time, like reading, playing games with your kids, or taking that whining dog out for a second walk in the evenings. You’ll be a happier person for having done so.

Well of course he did. – Hey, it turns out that China Joe Biden’s pick to be our next CIA chief, William Burns, has led a “think tank” that has raked in millions of dollars in contributions from – you guessed it – CHINA in recent years.

No kidding:

Holy crap. From the story at the Daily Caller:

William J. Burns, who is President Joe Biden’s nominee for director of the CIA, is president of a think tank that has received up to $2 million from a Chinese businessman as well as from a think tank with close ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

As president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Burns also invited nearly a dozen congressional staffers to attend a junket to China, where they met with a communist party operative and a president of a Chinese front group.

Burns, who was paid $540,580 last year as president of Carnegie, will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee for a confirmation hearing likely to be held this month. He has been president of Carnegie since March 2015.

During Burns’ tenure at Carnegie, a businessman named Zhang Yichen joined the think tank’s board of trustees.

“We are very fortunate to have Zhang Yichen on our board,” Burns, a former deputy secretary of state, said in a statement in October 2016. “I look forward to working with him to make Carnegie an even finer institution.”

Zhang, the CEO of CITIC Consulting, a China-based investment firm, donated between $500,000 and $999,999 to Carnegie from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018, according to Carnegie’s website. He gave between $250,000 and $549,999 in the 2020 fiscal year, according to Carnegie’s 2020 annual report.

Zhang is a member of two organizations linked to the Chinese Communist Party, according to his biography at CITIC Capital: the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the Center for China and Globalization.

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You seriously just could never make this stuff up, folks. Don’t even try.

This may be the single greatest bargain in world history:

Sign me up!

The Little Menace To Society moves the goal posts one more time. – Anthony Fauci was in the news again on Tuesday, performing his duty as the chief propagandist for the COVID-based fascist/socialist takeover of the United States. In an appearance with Bret Baier on Fox News’ “Special Report,” Fauci moved the goal posts down the field again related to how long Americans must keep wearing their masks in public once again.

The new goal? When the viral gift from China “is not a threat at all.”

“That will really be dependent upon how we get the level of virus in the community down,” Fauci responded. “If we can get — and I have used this as an estimate, it’s not definitive — but  if we can get 70 to 85 percent of the population vaccinated, and get to what we would hope would be to a degree of herd immunity which really is an umbrella or a veil of protection against the community, where the level of virus is so low it’s not a threat at all, then at that point, you can start thinking in terms of not having to have uniform wearing of masks.”

Wait, what?

It is vitally important that everyone fully understand what Fauci is saying here, because what he is really saying is that you are going to be wearing your masks in public literally forever.

This is a flu-like virus, not smallpox, not polio, not the measles. As a flu-like virus, it is not ever going to be completely eradicated. It is going to be an ongoing “threat” to our health from now on. Just as we are all encouraged by the government to take our annual shots to help ward off the seasonal flu, we now face a future of being urged to take COVID shots each and every year.

It has been conclusively proven that COVID’s rate of mortality is no higher than that of the common seasonal flu, yet Fauci is now declaring that we as a country will be forced by the government to treat it completely differently in order to continue to justify the draconian lockdowns and social distancing and mask-wearing that have destroyed the greatest economy in U.S. history and threaten to destroy the very fabric of our society.

Since last March, I have warned readers that this was where Fauci always wanted to take us, which is why I tagged him at that time as a menace to our society. Over the last 11 months, Fauci has consistently shifted the goal posts for dealing with this virus, always in a way that helps justify all of the brutish acts of Democrat governors – and some stupid GOP governors as well – around the country.

Getting to this specific place has always been Fauci’s goal from Day One. And now he has gotten us there, with a human sock puppet in the White House supporting him all the way.

So, stock up on those masks, folks, because you’re going to be wearing them for at least the next four years. Anthony Fauci is going to make damn sure of that.

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Trump Will Emerge From the Impeachment Scam Even Stronger Than Before

If you’re going to shoot at the king, you better make sure you kill him. – The RINO wing of the Republican Party was gleeful just a month ago with the thought that the impeachment scam in which they were coordinating with the Democrats would do away with Donald Trump’s political career once and for all. Mitch McConnell was only too happy to voice his support for this most recent chapter in the DC Swamp’s never-ending coup against the former President, and 11 RINOs in the House volunteered to have their names forever stamped onto the sham as a seal of “bipartisan” approval.

When the question of proceeding with an impeachment trial came before the Senate, the Usual Suspects of the RINO caucus there threw in with their Democrat friends in a 55-45 vote to proceed. When a procedural vote on the question of the constitutionality of using the impeachment process – designed to remove current officeholders from office – against a man no longer in office came before the Senate yesterday, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy joined with those Usual Suspects to support the effort.

Hilariously, Cassidy explained his vote to reporters as not being based on any constitutional considerations at all, but based on the fact that he thought the Democrat House impeachment pushers dealt their verbal crank better than the President’s lawyers dealt theirs.

“House managers were focused, they were organized,” and “made a compelling argument,” Cassidy said after the vote. In contrast, he added, “President Trump’s team were disorganized. They did everything they could but to talk about the question at hand and when they talked about it, they kind of glided over, almost as if they were embarrassed of their arguments.”

My goodness, how dimwitted must this man be? Someone should inform the doofus Senator that this is not a criminal trial, nor is it a high school debating class. The question of constitutionality has literally nothing to do with the political rhetoric coming from a bunch of partisan hacks from the opposite chamber of congress. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, certainly more of a constitutional scholar than freaking Jamie Raskin, already symbolically told everyone his view of the appropriateness of this sham proceeding by refusing to show up to preside over it.

The beauty part of all of this is that the RINO glee of a month ago is now giving way to a sense of dread that their betrayal of their President, party and voters will ultimately lead to Donald Trump gaining a stronger position within the GOP than he already had before January 6 ever happened.

That is the topic of a piece this at the reliable DC Swamp megaphone, Politico, titled “Trump plans a reemergence and some retribution after impeachment,” and it is glorious.

“The story from Nov. 3 on has been an astonishing display of loyalty to Trump and the strength of supporters in the party,” said anti-Trump conservative Bill Kristol. “If you had said [Trump] would fail to recognize the election returns, keep that up, put pressure on secretaries of state and pressure his own vice president to do something unconstitutional, try to call a mob to Washington on Jan. 6 — it’s pretty astonishing and it’s incredible that people kept with him at each step.”

Kristol, of course, is the titular leader of the anti-Trump RINO conference in the DC Swamp, a washed-up hack who’s had to make a living publishing newsletters and parroting Democrat talking points for CNN since Trump destroyed his former magazine operation, the Weekly Standard. He and others like him – such as the pedophile-supporting clowns at the Lincoln Project – are now in a panic mode as it becomes increasingly obvious that this impeachment scam is doomed to embarrassing failure, like all of the other coup-related scams the Swamp tossed at President Trump during his four years in office.

More from the Politico piece:

Already, Trump aides contend, the impeachment process has proved beneficial to the ex-president — exposing disloyalty within the party’s ranks and igniting grassroots backlash against Republicans who have attempted to nudge the GOP base away from Trump. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse spent last week fending off constituent criticisms and censures from state party officials after he compared Trumpism to “a civic cancer for the nation.” And Trump’s allies believe the ex-president’s impending impeachment trial will further illuminate who the turncoats are.

“It’s going to help expose more bad apples that he can primary if any senators vote to convict,” added the former campaign official.

While ensconced at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Trump has remained in touch with political allies and advisers. But he has intentionally kept a low profile, something that will likely continue this week. A former aide suggested Trump try to demonstrate his indifference to it all by spending much of impeachment playing golf, “as a way of sort of saying, ‘Who cares?’”

Aides expect that to change once the trial wraps up though, with Trump gradually reemerging in public and turning his attention toward seeking revenge against Republicans who, he believes, crossed him after he left office.

The format in which he pursues retribution is less clear. The president is still considering what mediums he should use as he remains barred from Twitter and has lost influential media allies like former Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, whose show was abruptly canceled last Friday.

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What the DC Swamp UniParty obviously still hasn’t figured out is that Trump voters are different than the voters who blindly supported previous GOP presidents and presidential candidates. Thanks in large part to the Swamp’s unending efforts to overturn the 2016 election with their never-ending coup, Trump voters have become fully aware of the UniParty’s methods and goals, and will never again be swayed by the Kabuki Theater scams it puts on for public consumption.

That propaganda model is, put simply, broken and irreparable.

Once this latest scam has played itself out, Trump will have a momentous choice to make about where to take his army of 74 million voters. He can either re-assume his place as the de facto leader of the Republican Party, or he can utterly destroy the Republican Party by creating a third part of his own.

That is the real political reality that RINOs are only now waking up to: The future of their nominal party is literally in the hands of the man they so detest and believed they were going to damage with their support of this sham impeachment.

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich captures it perfectly: “I have no idea what they think they’re going to accomplish,” said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a key Trump ally. “The next election is in ‘22 and doesn’t involve Trump. What they’re doing is wasting their time.”

What they’re also doing is making Trump even stronger than he was before.

Glorious.

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Tuesday News Roundup: A UniParty Impeachment Deal, and Why Ron DeSantis Must Lead the GOP Resistance

Today’s Short-Term Memory Update – Just a reminder that we are now less than 3 weeks away from the 365-day anniversary of “15 Days to Flatten the Curve.”

BREAKING: The UniParty has reached a deal with itself! – The Democrats’ latest impeachment scam attacking Donald Trump is set to start today, as UniParty leaders Democan Chuck Schumer and Republicrat Mitch McConnell reached a deal on what the “rules” for the looming orgy of hyper-partisan slander will look like.

From a story at Politico:

The agreement between Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, in conjunction with the House impeachment managers and Trump’s lawyers, will allow up to four hours of arguments on Tuesday about the constitutionality of putting a former president on trial. The Senate will then vote on whether the trial is constitutional.

Beginning on Wednesday, each side will have up to 16 hours to lay out their case, spread out over two days per side. Senators will then have four hours to pose questions to the House managers and Trump’s attorneys.

The agreement also allows for the House managers to ask for a debate and subsequent votes on whether to call witnesses — a provision specifically requested by the managers, Schumer said. Later, each side will have two hours to present closing arguments.

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On that last point, Democrats will have to tread lightly on calling witnesses, given that several Republicans – like Lindsey Graham – have threatened to retaliate for any Democrat calling of witnesses by calling an array of prominent Dems to testify, including members of the senate itself:

What is shaping up here is exactly what everyone should have anticipated: Yet another act in the unending farce that is the DC Swamp Kabuki Theater. We already know the outcome – there will not be nearly enough votes to convict the former President of the fraudulent “incitement to insurrection” article of impeachment – and every word uttered by any Democrat will be a bald-faced lie. Because that’s what Democrats do.

Of course, they will have as many as five RINOs voting with them, so they’ll be able to claim it was all “bi-partisan.” But even that word itself is a sham as applied to Washington, DC, since there is in reality only one party in the DC Swamp, and everything it does is scripted in advance.

Are we not entertained?

Where are Texas and Florida on this? – The state legislatures in North Dakota and South Dakota are both currently considering bills that would give their governors extraordinary authority to nullify Biden executive orders that they and their attorneys general deem to be illegal and/or unconstitutional.

From a story at RedState.com:

In other words, if Biden issues an executive order, the state’s attorney general may review the order to determine if it complies with the Constitution. From there, the state will determine if they should seek exemption from the order or challenge the order on constitutional grounds.

The bill goes on to state specifics when it comes to the orders it will “nullify” in the event of constitutional breaches, such as “pandemics or other health emergencies,” regulation of North Dakota’s agriculture industry, any financial orders that relate to environmental or social standards, and “the regulation of the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”

As a separate but related bill, Republican State Rep. Sebastian Ertelt introduced a similar law that would nullify any federal laws that also breach constitutional authority. HB1282 would create a “Committee on Neutralization of Federal Laws” which would determine the constitutionality of any given federal law and, if found wanting, would proceed to nullify it within the state.

North Dakota isn’t the only state looking to implement these bills into law. South Dakota has cooked up a few of their own bills that effectively do the same thing.

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This is what is known as a good start, but the same approach needs to be taken up by every Red State in America. This is the way for Republicans/conservatives to resist the leftist surge the Biden/Harris people are currently attempting to force upon the American public.

Conservatives are not going to do what Democrats do, and create a terrorist wing (BLM/Antifa) that executes violent riots all over the country on their behalf. The way for conservatives to resist these unconstitutional orders is through the legislative process and the courts, which means that GOP-dominated legislatures and GOP governors will have to suck it up and lead the effort.

It’s one thing for the Dakotas, with their combined populations of less than 2 million Americans, to do this, but what is needed is for Texas and Florida, with their combined populations now in excess of 50 million, to also jump into the fray and lead. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton got off to a good start a few weeks ago with his challenge to Biden’s order to halt all deportations, but a start is all that is. We now need the governors of those states to step in.

There, we will have to hope that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will lead the way, since Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott has proved to be very timid in really challenging the national orthodoxy. Take it from a Texan: If there is to be a real and viable conservative resistance to the Biden/Harris junta, DeSantis will have to lead it.

Being a leftist crisis actor means never having to say you’re sorry:

What, Robert DeNiro and Alec Baldwin weren’t available? – The great Mollie Hemingway has a terrific takedown of Jeep’s amazingly tone-deaf and hypocritical Super Bowl ad featuring 3-note rock star Bruce Springsteen at The Federalist today. After spending the past four years as a prominent participant in the far-left hate campaign against Donald Trump, Springsteen is not quite the last person Jeep should have selected to feature in an ad calling for national unity, but he’s pretty damn close.

Here’s an excerpt from Hemingway’s piece:

Just before the 2020 election, Springsteen called for “an exorcism in our nation’s capital” as dark music played on his radio show. Of Trump’s presidency, he said, “I thought it was a f—ing nightmare, but it was true.” The episode, titled “Farewell To The Thief,” also insulted President Trump’s family.

The 71-year-old Springsteen told Australians that he would leave the United States and move there if Trump was re-elected.

Springsteen’s posture against Republicans is well known and goes back decades. He was angry at President Ronald Reagan’s positive mention of Springsteen’s “Born In The U.S.A.” He endorsed and campaigned for John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden.

Of President George W. Bush in 2008, Springsteen said the United States was now “suffering the consequences” of eight years of rule by a “very radical group of people who pushed things in a very radical direction, had great success in moving things in that direction, and we are suffering the consequences.” By 2016, he was calling President Trump a “moron.” In 2017 he bashed Trump in a protest song.

As one Twitter user put it, “That’s all I could think of, the whole spot. Being preached to by someone who doesn’t respect my views who relishes in suppressing them, having the nerve to pretend to be ‘my community’ and declare unity. They have no idea how transparently cynical the whole thing came across.”

[End]

The choice of a spokesman by Jeep could have been worse, but not a lot worse. I’ve actually bought two Jeeps in my life, but will never even consider buying another one after this cynical display.

That is all.

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The Pentagon Embarks on a Race-Based Political Purge

Aboooouuuut Face! – Just days after the Biden/Harris Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, ordered that all U.S. armed forces personnel be subjected to a one-day stand-down so that the Pentagon hacks can try to root out the “white supremacists” – i.e., conservatives – in the ranks, the Pentagon is now attempting to do an about face and declare that the effort is not intended to target people based on race. According to the new talking points, the stand-down is actually targeted at rooting out “extremism” of any kind in the ranks.

From a story a the Washington Examiner:

‘NUMBERS MAY BE BIGGER THAN WE THINK’: The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s Friday memo ordering a one-day stand-down for military leaders and civilian supervisors to discuss the problem of extremism in the ranks with their personnel is not aimed at any one group.

The stand-down, to be conducted sometime in the next 60 days, is meant to reinforce department policies by reminding troops of the importance of their oath of office along with a description of impermissible behaviors and procedures for reporting suspected, or actual, extremist behaviors.

At the Pentagon Friday, spokesman John Kirby described Austin as “galvanized” by the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol by a mob which included former and current military members and said his effort to root out extremists was informed by his experience decades ago as a young lieutenant colonel in a unit of the 82nd Airborne division that had neo-Nazi skinheads among its soldiers.

“We are worried that the numbers may be more than what we’d be comfortable seeing them be at this point, and obviously the number should be zero, but I’m saying that the numbers may be bigger than what we may think,” Kirby said. “That’s what the secretary wants to get after.”

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‘IT’S NOT ABOUT POLITICS’: While the crackdown appears focused on identifying far-right extremists or white supremacists, the Pentagon says it is also reviewing how it defines an extremist.

“The definitions that we’re operating under now were based on a 2012 instruction, and so do we need to revisit that?” Kirby said. “Those are the questions … the secretary and the chiefs are asking — how do you define it?”

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The problem there, of course, is that the leftist Austin and his leftist lieutenants and colonels get to define what constitutes “extremism” in a Biden/Harris administration. Which of course means they will not be looking for any leftist extremists, or any Antifa sympathizers, or any radical Islamists in the ranks. They’ll be looking for – you guessed it – conservatives.

Mr. Kirby in fact admits that very thing in the final paragraph of that excerpt.

This is a purge, plain and simple.

You don’t have to believe me, you can just believe the Navy’s top Admiral, Mike Gilday, from a story at BreakingDefense.com:

Following Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s order to military leaders to identify and confront hate groups operating within the ranks, the Navy’s top admiral says he’s focused on not only rooting out extremists, but finding ways to keep them from joining in the first place.

“We absolutely have to understand those within our ranks that are involved in those organized activities, as well as take further actions to stem the accession of people that belong to those kinds of groups,” he told Breaking Defense in his first comments on Austin’s new marching orders, which include a 60-day stand-down to discuss the issue across the services.

The issue of neo-Nazi, far-right and other racist hate groups working and recruiting inside the military has increasingly alarmed the Pentagon, backed by a Military Times poll last year in which one in three active-duty service members who responded reporting they have “personally witnessed examples of white nationalism or ideological-driven racism within the ranks in recent months,” an increase from the previous year’s survey.

“They’re organized, they have an organizational structure, and in some cases, they have an oath,” Gilday said. “They have mission statements. And so it’s really disturbing to have organizations of like-minded people who are moving forward on potential objectives here that are counter to the values of the US military.”

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Thus, contrary to the Pentagon’s latest talking points, Admiral Gilday proudly admits this is an effort targeting white people, period.

This would be a commendable action if the Pentagon were really trying to root out real extremists of all races, colors, creeds and political leanings. But that is not what is happening here. There will be zero scrutiny designed to root out Antifa zealots or potential Islamist terrorists who have carried out so many mass killings at U.S. military installations in recent years. This is an effort cleanse the U.S. military of white conservatives.

That’s what it is.

That is all.

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Today’s Required Reading: The Reichstag Fire of the Democrats

Daniel Greenfield has a terrific piece up at FrontPageMag.com today titled “The Reichstag Fire of the Democrats.” It should be required reading for every American.

I’ve written at length over the last month of the effort by the Democrats in congress and China Joe Biden to turn Washington, DC into a literal police state, using the FBI-concocted fantasy of a “right-wing threat” of insurrection as justification. Greenfield writes about this reality in the context of Adolph Hitler’s use of the Reichstag fire to seize total power in 1933 and Joseph Stalin’s subsequent use of the assassination of his main opposition, Sergei Mironovich Kirov, a year later to achieve similar goals in Russia.

Here are some excerpts from the piece to whet your appetite:

The fascist theater of the military occupation is a pretext for a political occupation with Democrats inciting political purges in legislatures, both state and national, of any Republicans who criticised the stolen election and called for accountability on behalf of the voters. A purge is also underway of the military and law enforcement to root out “extremists” from the same forces that the Democrats have deployed to intimidate Americans and suppress political dissent.

Having pulled off a coup, the Democrats are seeking partisan political control over the military.

There are plenty of precedents for a political faction declaring a false state of emergency, occupying the center of government, and unleashing a campaign of political repression.

Those precedents don’t come from America. And they have no place in the United States.

The Democrats manufactured a permanent state of emergency and blamed its existence on their political opponents. That emergency has as little reality as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez who claimed that she was nearly murdered while being in an entirely different building. But the political terror and the purges being pushed in the name of that emergency are all too real.

History offers ominous precedents as the Democrats engage in a military occupation of D.C. and seek to purge political opponents by treating opposition as, in their own words, “seditious”.

Like their National Socialist and Communist ideological forebears, the Fascist Left has spent the past four years inventing new and undefined political crimes, beginning with “disinformation” and escalating to “incitement” and “sedition”, which lack any resemblance to normative legal usage.

Democrats keep claiming that the First Amendment doesn’t permit “shouting fire in a crowded theater”, even while they’re shouting, “Reichstag fire” in the crowded theater of government.

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This is a 10-15 minute read that fully informs you on the Democrat strategy at play and its fascistic end game. Go read the full piece – you’ll be glad you did.

That is all.

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Joe Manchin: The Dreamy Prom Date Who Doesn’t Show Up

Geez, you mean the Republican version of John McCain wasn’t bad enough? – The reliable leftists at Politico have a story out this morning in which they portray West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin as the “Democrat version of John McCain.”

Hooboy, spare us that fate, please.

The basic thesis of the piece is that Manchin is a “conservative throwback” to a past generation of Democrats, and a guy who regularly “speaks his mind” and votes against his own party.

Here’s an excerpt:

The West Virginia senator has become the central character in Democrats’ control of Washington, a conservative throwback who speaks his mind and is maddeningly frustrating to liberals. He sided with his party to give them a critical vote toward approving President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan, but is already vowing to cut back Democrats’ dreams of a $15 minimum wage and limit who gets direct checks.

“He’s kind of the Democratic version of John McCain,” said Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.). “I say that partially in jest. But partially it’s true: Joe’s a hard guy to figure out how to lead. You know? He dances to his own music.”

Like McCain, the moonshine-swigging former quarterback isn’t afraid to let his colleagues know where he stands on a given day, either in the hallways of the Capitol or on cable news airwaves. Manchin often publicly discusses how he’s struggling with issues or tough votes. In a nod to his state, he lives on a boat while in D.C. named “Almost Heaven.”

[End]

But wait: Is this really true? Oh, Manchin certainly talks a good game, as long as Chuck Schumer isn’t hanging around to bully him. But does he actually follow through with the votes when it comes right down to truly being a McCain-style “maverick”?

Not really, no. Hell, just re-read the first paragraph of that excerpt: “The West Virginia senator has become the central character in Democrats’ control of Washington, a conservative throwback who speaks his mind and is maddeningly frustrating to liberals. He sided with his party to give them a critical vote toward approving President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan, but is already vowing to cut back Democrats’ dreams of a $15 minimum wage and limit who gets direct checks.” [emphasis added]

What does that tell you? Manchin talked a good game about the need to control absurd wasteful spending that permeates that bill, but then when it came time to cast a vote, he was bullied by Schumer into supporting it. That’s not anything like McCain, who had no problem siding with the Democrats whenever it fit his personal political agenda, advanced his own personal interests, and got him a 15-minute appearance with Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball.”

That’s not to say Manchin isn’t like McCain in some respects. Witness this two-paragraph passage from the story:

“Joe loves to be in the middle of the action. And if you’re unsure about what he’s thinking in that moment, just turn on any TV set and there he is,” said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Manchin’s Republican counterpart from West Virginia.

Making known his dissension from Democratic Party orthodoxy is essential to Manchin’s political survival in a state former President Donald Trump won twice, by roughly 40 points. And though he has long sought to be an essential Senate moderate, he has found mostly frustration during his 10 years as a senator, eventually declaring of the hallowed chamber: “This place sucks.”

[End]

Yes, truly, the most dangerous place in Washington, DC for the final 20 years of his life was to be standing anywhere between John McCain and a TV camera. Today, that is most definitely true of Manchin, who is not even a little bit shy about standing before reporters and talking about his intentions of opposing the Democrat orthodoxy on an array of key issues. As the Politico writers point out, he knows he has to talk a good game to at least provide the appearance of moderation to the voters back home.

But again, when it comes down to actual vote-casting time, the only votes that he is allowed by Schumer to cast against the interests of the Democrat party are those in which he would not be the deciding vote, and thus do not matter.

So, if you’re one of the likely millions of conservatives who are currently hanging their hats on the prospect of good ol’ Joe Manchin killing Democrat wet dreams like repealing the filibuster rule or packing the Supreme Court, you are most likely going to be in for the letdown of your life when those matters actually come up for votes in the senate. Because the truth about Joe Manchin is that he is like McCain only in the sense that he craves attention and says things against his party’s orthodoxy when they serve his personal political agenda and get him a segment or two on MSNBC or CNN.

But when it comes down to sucking it up and casting the votes that would actually make a huge difference for the country, Manchin has always been and will always be useless.

Don’t get all dressed up waiting for Joe Manchin to be your hero, because he is the proverbial dreamy prom date who doesn’t show up.

That is all.

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Monday News Roundup: BLM Labels Brady’s SB Win ‘Racist’ and Nevada Dems Empower Big Tech

I’m old enough to remember when the halftime show at the Super Bowl did not feature 300 grown-ass men prancing around with diapers on their faces.

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Let’s move on.

They could have featured this band instead:

May be an image of 4 people, people standing and text that says 'CIRCLEBACK AmN'

Ok, I’m really done now.

He thought it was a movie theater and “Herbie Rides Again” was playing. – Democrat activist Chris D. Jackson sent out this tweet yesterday, praising China Joe Biden for going to church instead of tweeting:

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Oh, how sweet, how “presidential,” right?

Well, the problem here is that Democrat activist Chris D. Jackson issued this tweet on November 15 of last year:

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Oh. Just as in the Obama administration, everything the Biden administration and its supporters say is basically a lie.

Question: When is the very act of winning a Super Bowl “racist”?  – Answer: When you’re Tom Brady and it’s Black History Month. At least, according to hundreds of BLM twitter nitwits, who took to the social media platform to air their protests of pasty-white Tom Brady securing his 7th Super Bowl victory.

From a story at SummitNews:

Innumerable people took to social media to complain that NFL star Tom Brady winning the Super Bowl during Black History Month was “racist.”

No, this is not the Onion.

Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory over the Kansas City Chiefs to claim a personal 7th Super Bowl win, prompting outrage due to the perception that Brady once supported President Trump and the Chiefs’ quarter-back being black.

Many Black Lives Matter supporters scolded Brady for having the temerity to win, suggesting he was “racist” for doing so.

 

 

 

 

 

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This compilation of enraged BLM tweeters goes on and on, and is far from comprehensive.

You just cannot make this stuff up, folks.

Today’s Short-Term Memory Update – The amazing success of Donald Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed” may not impress American leftists, for the simple fact that they are constitutionally incapable of admitting Trump was right about anything. But the undeniable, historic success of that effort certainly does impress left-wingers in the rest of the world.

You don’t have to believe me: Take French President Emmanuel Macron’s word for it:

From a story at JustTheNews.com:

When a French president offers public praise to the United States, it’s bound to turn heads.

Emmanuel Macron, who several times publicly squabbled with former President Donald Trump over the course of Trump’s presidency, openly expressed admiration of the Trump administration’s Herculean efforts to develop, test, manufacture and distribute a coronavirus vaccine on a national and eventually global scale.

“The Americans did this very well,” Macron told media in January. He confessed at that time that he was “very admiring” of the Trump administration’s “extremely innovative model” of vaccine production.

That “innovative model” has led to an explosion in vaccine distribution. Pfizer — the manufacturer of one of two vaccines approved for use in the United States — has already distributed 65 million doses of their vaccine worldwide, and expects to be able to distribute up to two billion by the end of the year. Moderna, whose vaccine was also approved for use in the U.S., hopes to have a billion doses by the end of the year.

Vaccines from both companies have already been administered over 35,000,000 times in the U.S., according to CDC data. By contrast, the European Union — with a 35% larger population — had as of Friday reported roughly 12,750,000 doses administered, according to data compiled by the EU.

Macron himself last month admitted that the European Union was less equipped than Washington to mobilize such a logistical effort. The European Commission, he admitted, had been called upon “to do something that isn’t within its competence,” in contrast to the relative proficiency of the U.S. government.

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Oh. But instead of rewarding President Trump for this incredible success story, you are supposed to believe that American voters went out in record numbers to replace him with a brain-addled sock puppet who has been wrong about every damn thing for the last 50 years.

Sure you did. You betcha.

Hey, what could possibly go wrong? – Nevada Democrats are preparing to sign the death warrant of the American Republic with a bill that will allow Big Tech firms to set up their own “autonomous zones” in locations throughout the state. I kid you not: the freaking Governor himself – in utterly worthless communist Steve Sisolak – admits the bill would allow companies to form separate local governments in the state that would have the same taxing and regulating authorities as county governments.

From a story at Rebel News:

Nevada Democrats are working on legislation that will provide tech companies the ability to form their own autonomous governments to operate within the state.

Described as “Innovation Zones” by Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak in an announcement last week, the governor said that the purpose of the proposed legislation was to boost the state’s economy, which has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The state relies heavily on tourism and the hospitality industry.

If passed, the legislation will allow tech companies to form separate local governments in Nevada that carry the same authority as counties, including the ability to impose taxes, form school districts, and even courts in addition to government services like policing.

“According to a draft of the proposed legislation, obtained by the Review-Journal but not yet introduced in the Legislature, Innovation Zones would allow tech companies like Blockchains, LLC to effectively form separate local governments in Nevada, governments that would carry the same authority as a county, including the ability to impose taxes, form school districts and justice courts and provide government services, to name a few duties,” The Las Vegas Review Journal reported.

“Sisolak pitched the concept in his State of the State address as his plan to bring in new companies that are at the forefront of ‘groundbreaking technologies,’ all without the use of tax abatements or other publicly funded incentive packages that had previously helped Nevada bring companies like Tesla to the state.”

Sisolak mentioned Blockchains, LLC by name and stated that the company had committed to developing a “smart city” adjacent to Reno that would run solely on blockchain technology.

According to the Associated Press, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development will oversee applications for the zones, which are set to be limited to companies in specific business sectors including blockchain, autonomous technology, the Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, wireless, biometrics, and renewable resource technology.

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So, it isn’t enough that Big Tech has been allowed to set itself up as the de facto moderator of speech in our country: Now Democrats want to set these fascists up as literal government entities with authority to levy taxes and restrict other rights of American citizens.

If this bill is passed and upheld by the courts, it is literally the end of the American Republic. This isn’t the camel’s nose under the tent; this is the camel’s rear end defecating in your yard.

A pox on all these Democrats’ houses. Every one of them.

That is all.

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Today’s Required Reading: Glenn Greenwald Exposes Media Tattletale Brigade

Last week saw tons of absolutely Required Reading assignments being handed out here at DBDailyUpdate, and this week is starting off with a bang, too. Over at Substack.com, Glenn Greenwald – the only remaining liberal voice in American media worth following – has a terrific piece in which he exposes the corrupt news media “tattletale” titans.

From pudgy little Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy at CNN to NBC’s Ben Collins and the New York Times trio of Mike Isaac, Kevin Roose, and Sheera Frenkel, the media’s brigade of Nazi-style speech cops has gained out-sized influence over the speech-controlling mindset at the Big Tech companies, resulting in essentially a loss of the first amendment right to free speech in what has become the modern version of the public square.

Greenwald’s piece, titled “The Journalistic Tattletale and Censorship Industry Suffers Several Well-Deserved Blows,” goes into great detail about how this corrupt media cottage industry grew in power, and the reputational blows it has suffered in recent weeks.

It’s a great read that will be the best 20 minute investment of time you spend today. If nothing else, read it during the halftime of the Super Bowl game tonight – it will save your senses from being assaulted by whatever musical atrocities the league has lined up to assault your senses.

Here’s an excerpt from Greenwald’s piece to whet your appetite:

I’ve written before about one particularly toxic strain of this authoritarian “reporting.” Teams of journalists at three of the most influential corporate media outlets — CNN’s “media reporters” (Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy), NBC’s “disinformation space unit” (Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny), and the tech reporters of The New York Times (Mike Isaac, Kevin Roose, Sheera Frenkel) — devote the bulk of their “journalism” to searching for online spaces where they believe speech and conduct rules are being violated, flagging them, and then pleading that punitive action be taken (banning, censorship, content regulation, after-school detention). These hall-monitor reporters are a major factor explaining why tech monopolies, which (for reasons of self-interest and ideology) never wanted the responsibility to censor, now do so with abandon and seemingly arbitrary blunt force: they are shamed by the world’s loudest media companies when they do not.

Just as the NSA is obsessed with ensuring there be no place on earth where humans can communicate free of their spying eyes and ears, these journalistic hall monitors cannot abide the idea that there can be any place on the internet where people are free to speak in ways they do not approve. Like some creepy informant for a state security apparatus, they spend their days trolling the depths of chat rooms and 4Chan bulletin boards and sub-Reddit threads and private communications apps to find anyone — influential or obscure — who is saying something they believe should be forbidden, and then use the corporate megaphones they did not build and could not have built but have been handed in order to silence and destroy anyone who dissents from the orthodoxies of their corporate managers or challenges their information hegemony.

Oliver Darcy has built his CNN career by sitting around with Brian Stelter petulantly pointing to people breaking the rules on social media and demanding tech executives make the rule-breakers disappear. The little crew of tattletale millennials assembled by NBC — who refer to their twerpy work with the self-glorifying title of “working in the disinformation space”: as intrepid and hazardous as exposing corruption by repressive regimes or reporting from war zones — spend their dreary days scrolling through 4Chan boards to expose the offensive memes and bad words used by transgressive adolescents; they then pat themselves on the back for confronting dangerous power centers, even when it is nothing more trivial and bullying than doxxing the identities of powerless, obscure citizens.

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Greatness. Just read it – you can thank me later.

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Rush Limbaugh Gives Trump a Proper Tribute

Rush Limbaugh gives proper thanks to President Trump. – The great radio host Rush Limbaugh, who is battling stage 4 lung cancer, published this poignant statement of thanks to the greatest U.S. president in modern times yesterday:

“My days on earth are numbered; But before I fade away, there is something important I need to say. It may not be important to anyone else; but it’s important to me. Win, lose or fraud President Trump, I just want to say thank you for the last four years
Thank you for making it cool to be an American again. Thank you for showing us that we don’t need to be under China’s thumb anymore economically, or any other way. Thank you for one of the strongest economies we’ve ever experienced in my lifetime.
Thank you for all you have done for the minority communities, and the outstanding decrease in the unemployment rate you had. Thank you for making it feel good to love our country and to be a proud patriot again.
Thank you for supporting our Nation’s flag and the men and women who fought for the freedom that stands behind that flag. Thank you for supporting our nation’s law enforcement organizations, and understanding how difficult their job really is.
Thank you for quelling the flood of illegal immigration, and bringing to justice the thousands of criminals that flood brought us. Thank you for giving corporations a reason to come back to America to make our own products and put Americans back to work.
Thank you for bringing our troops home from endless deployments that presented us with little more than body bags; and for your commitment to strengthen our military.
Thank you for operation warp speed and keeping your promise to bringing the Covid 19 vaccine to us in less than a year. Thank you for your never-ending attempts at bringing peace to the Middle East and your support for Israel.
Thank you for your Tax relief, and thank you for our energy independence. Most of all though…

THANK YOU for taking a damn rotten job that you never had to take!! Thank you for caring enough for this country to want to try and make a difference.

Thank you for showing America how little Career Politicians actually work for their constituents; for showing us how much those politicians despise you for showing America how easy it is to build a great nation, rather than rape her to line their own pockets and stock portfolios.
Thank you for allowing us to experience a President that wasn’t a lifelong politician, but a lifelong American. THANK YOU MR PRESIDENT… YOU DID YOUR BEST…”
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Sunday News Roundup: France Violates Its Own Climate Accords as Gas Prices and Gun Sales Rocket Skyward

Oh. You don’t saaaaaayyyyy… – I’ve pointed out in several pieces the fact that the United States, the only nation on earth that was not a formal participant in the Paris Climate Accords thanks to the foresight of Donald Trump, was also the only industrialized nation on earth that has not only met its unenforceable “targets” under that sham wealth redistribution scheme, but exceeded them.

The U.S. has surpassed its emissions targets all the way through 2025, in fact, mainly thanks to the fact that clean natural gas has displaced huge amounts of coal in power generation. At the same time, European nations that had forced their economies heavily into wind and solar with massive government programs have been falling far short.

One of those countries is Germany. Another, of course, France – ironically where the agreement was consummated years ago – whose leaders were also among the most petulant and snarky in their condemnation of America’s non-participation. France has fallen so far and obviously short that a court in Paris actually found the country guilty this week of this imaginary “crime.”

No, I’m not making this stuff up:

Here’s an excerpt from the CBS News piece:

Paris — Four environmental groups are crying victory after France was found guilty of failing to meet climate change goals it committed to in a historic accord signed in and named after its own capital city. The Administrative Tribunal in Paris ruled Wednesday that France had fallen short of its promise to reduce greenhouse gases under commitments made in the 2015 Paris Agreement, and was “responsible for ecological damage.”

While the court declared the government guilty of inaction, it rejected a claim for damages by the four NGOs that brought the suit, ordering the government to pay just one symbolic euro to them instead. The tribunal also said it would decide within two months whether to recommend any measures for the government to resolve its failure to meet its own commitments.

In January, the court called the proceedings the “first major climate trial in France.”

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Thus, just as with the Paris Accords themselves, this climate “trial” ends in an empty gesture involving a lot of hot air, pontificating and toothless threats of future action.

Things are not good in America right now, but it could be worse: We could be France.

Today’s Short-Term Memory Reminder. – Speaking of climate-related scams, remember that your clean, pretty and very expensive electric vehicle derives most of its power from the burning of fossil fuels:

That isn’t Gina McCarthy, as @LawyerForLaws incorrectly claims, but it is fun to watch her squirm nonetheless.

Do you get the feeling that it’s costing you more to fill up your gas tank at the local station? Yes? – Well, that’s because it is. The price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas, which plummeted to decades-long lows under Donald Trump, has now risen by 37 cents per gallon since Election Day as traders drive up the price for crude oil in anticipation of the Biden/Harris socialist policy onslaught:

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Thanks, Democrats! You voted for this!

The Babylon Bee just keeps getting better. – Here, America’s best satirists (eat your heart out, Saturday Night Live) perfectly capture the public pronouncements of the little menace to society, Anthony Fauci:

Here’s an excerpt from this hilarious story:

WASHINGTON, DC—In a development no one saw coming, Dr. Anthony Fauci has again changed his recommendation about what to do with masks by consulting his tested and proven “Wheel of SCIENCE.”

“Now I know it confuses people when the science changes so quickly, as if we are just making all this up as we go along,” explained Dr. Fauci from his bunker full of neckties. “That’s why I developed this handy ‘Wheel of SCIENCE’ for us to spin every morning, so people can really see that this isn’t just me saying whatever pops into my head!”

“Now– let’s give this puppy a spin!” he exclaimed as he gave the wheel a mighty turn.

“What will it be today, gang?” asked a giddy Dr. Fauci. “‘Masks Cause Bladder Cancer?’ ‘Eating Dirt Prevents Halitosis?’ hmmm…”

The dial slowed, clicking just past “Cover Your Kids With Grocery Bags” and finally came to rest on: “Attach A Live Octopus Directly To Your Face.”

“There it is, folks!  Science has proven that the best way to prevent COVID transmission is to affix a live octopus directly over your mouth, nose, and probably eyes. I’ve been keeping this little guy here for this very moment,” said Dr. Fauci, reaching into an aquarium and plastering the surprised sea creature’s tentacles directly onto his face.

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Go read the rest. It gets even funnier.

If this surprises you, you haven’t been paying close enough attention. – In a bit of positive news, Americans continue to exercise their gun rights in record numbers. Barack Obama used to be the all-time record-holder for stimulating sales of guns and ammo in America, until the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s brutish response to it, along with last summer’s endless BLM/Antifa rioting, came along, . But China Joe Biden is threatening to surpass all previous records as his barrage of onerous executive orders and radical leftism continue to sow a rising level of fear among the public.

January, in fact, was the busiest month on record for gun and  background checks in the U.S., a clear indicator that the month likely also saw record sales of guns and bullets.

From a story at JustTheNews.com:

Gun background checks in the United States shattered monthly records in January, blowing past the four million mark for the first time in U.S. history.

Americans underwent nearly 4,318,000 checks for firearm purchases last month, handily defeating December’s then-record of nearly 3,940,000 checks and recording over four million checks in one month for the first time in the 23-year history of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

The four-million-plus checks performed in January total nearly 11% of the roughly 39,700,000 checks performed in the entirety of 2020. January of last year, for comparison, saw just over 2,700,000 background checks nationwide.

Last year’s record checks came amid sustained national unrest driven by often-violent protests led by Black Lives Matter in numerous cities nationwide, as well as record-high unemployment and economic devastation stemming from COVID-19 lockdowns and closures.

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The establishment elite have over the past year destroyed Americans’ right to free speech, our right of free assembly, our right to go to church and our right against unreasonable search and seizure. But they have not yet been able to destroy our right to keep and bear arms, or to go out and buy a bunch more of them at the local gun shop. When they make their inevitable effort in the next few years to send out soldiers to confiscate everyone’s guns – and believe me, that’s coming, and sooner than you expect – they’ll find that the only way to do that will be to pry them out of the cold, dead hands of millions of ordinary citizens.

Good luck with that.

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Supreme Court Agrees to ‘Consider’ Hearing Three Election Challenge Cases

No one should be too excited about this bit of DC Swamp Kabuki Theater.

Your case is basically moot now? Ok, let’s get it on the docket for consideration! – Now that the DC Swamp’s sock puppet, China Joe Biden, has been installed safely in the Oval Office and surrounded by a National Guard security perimeter, the Washington Examiner reports that the Supreme Court has finally agreed to consider hearing some election challenge cases that would have been ripe two months ago.

Now? Not so much.

Regardless, the Court has agreed to “consider” whether or not to hear the Pennsylvania election case, Sidney Powell’s Michigan election case, and Lin Wood’s Georgia election case.

From the story at the Washington Examiner:

The Supreme Court on Friday listed several high-profile election lawsuits for consideration at its mid-February conference.

The cases include challenges to the 2020 election from Trump-aligned lawyers Lin Wood and Sidney Powell, as well as Republican Rep. Mike Kelly’s Pennsylvania lawsuit. Nearly every lawsuit takes issue with the expanded use of mail-in ballots by many states.

The decision came after the court declined to fast-track all election-related litigation in early January.

In nearly every plea for expedition, lawyers backing former President Donald Trump told the court that if the cases were not heard before President Biden’s inauguration, their success would be unlikely.

But after the court pushed them off, many lawyers said that the challenges were still important and could have long-term implications for election fairness. Trump lawyer John Eastman told the Washington Examiner that even with Trump out of office, it was important to settle the issues raised by expanded mail-in voting.

“Our legal issue,” he said, referring to the way in which Pennsylvania conducted the 2020 election, “remains important and in need of the court’s review.”

Similarly, Kelly’s lawyer Greg Teufel, told the Washington Examiner after the court refused to hear his case before the inauguration that the 10-year congressman and major Trump ally had no intention of dropping the suit.

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But don’t get your hopes up: It is highly likely the Court will find some technicality or procedural grounds for refusing to actually agree to hear any of these cases, since it became clear during November and December that it can dig up a rationale for refusing to hear any case it doesn’t want to hear, regardless of the merits involved. There is no question, for example, that the Pennsylvania case clearly involved a blatant violation of the constitution by the Pennsylvania legislature and courts, and deserved to be fast tracked, but the Court dummied up a reason not to hear it in a timely manner nonetheless.

Even if the Court should deign to hear one of the cases just to try to make it look as if it is diligently trying to do its job – which it plainly has not been doing – that case or cases will not be heard until next October.

Bottom line, this is all just another bit of DC Swamp Kabuki Theater, a farce acted out for the benefit of the corrupt news media, which will in turn heap praise on “system” for “working.”

But the system is rigged, and we all know it. As George Carlin used to famously tell us, it’s a big club and we aren’t in it.

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Saturday News Roundup: Lou Dobbs Cancelled, but the DC Police State Lives On

If Fox News was already dead to you, it is probably even deader to you this morning. – Lou Dobbs, the pugnacious anchor and loyal Trump guy on Fox Business, saw his show cancelled yesterday in the wake of being named as a defendant in a $2.7 billion lawsuit against the network by Smartmatic.

Dobbs has been a fixture on Fox Business for a decade, and has remained a rare bright spot on the network as most of its other programming has veered to the left, causing a collapse in the “news” operation’s ratings in recent months.

From a story at NewsMax:

Fox News has canceled ”Lou Dobbs Tonight,” the program hosted by one of the media’s most steadfast supporters of Donald Trump and the former president’s claims of voter fraud, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. 

Dobbs’ program, which has been airing twice nightly at 5 and 7 p.m. ET on the Fox Business Network, will be replaced next week with ”Fox Business Tonight,” with rotating substitute hosts Jackie DeAngelis and David Asman, who filled in for Dobbs on Friday. This, according to a Fox rep who confirmed the news to the Times.

Dobbs, 75, remains under contract at Fox News, the newspaper said, but his future on the conservative news network is murky.

The cancellation comes a day after a large voting software company, Smartmatic, filed a $2.7 billion defamation suit against Fox News and three of its hosts — Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro. The company said the hosts helped to spread lies about Smartmatic’s role in the presidential election, to the detriment of its reputation and its business.

Fox News has been in turmoil as long-time viewers have abandoned the channel since Election Day. Former President Donald Trump has attributed his election loss to Joe Biden to unfair coverage by Fox News as well as massive voter fraud.

Dobbs was signed to Fox News by its former chief executive Roger Ailes in 2011. As the Times noted, he has long been the company’s most outspoken supporter of Trump’s economic and immigration policies. In the weeks after the election, the paper said, he went on the air to express anger that the Republican Party did not do more to act on claims that the election was rigged in favor of Biden.

The firing of Dobbs will add weight to critics’ claims the network has gone soft backing conservative views.

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Interesting that Fox is taking no similar action related to weekend host Jeanine Pirro or Dobbs’s fellow Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, both of whom are also named in the SmartMatic suit. Bartiromo, in constrast to Dobbs, has even been allowed to audition to become the new host for the 7:00 p.m. ET time slot to replace Martha MacCallum, who was recently moved into a daytime slot.

Is Dobbs a sacrificial lamb at the altar of the Swamp? Sure looks that way. Expect Fox’s ratings to continue to tank.

When is a “Conspiracy” not a “Theory”? Answer: When the corrupt news media details it in a long white-washing piece designed to inoculate all the participants. – Time Magazine details a giant anti-Trump conspiracy  in a long piece published yesterday.

I posted an analysis of it yesterday evening, which you can read at this link. Enjoy.

To all you cheap Democrats out there freaking out about this video on Twitter, this is what is commonly known as a “generous tip.” Pay attention.

Today’s Required Reading. – I know I’ve been handing out some long reading assignments here recently, but readers would do well to go over to Spiked-Online to read an excellent new piece by Ben Pile, a blogger at ClimateResistance.com. Pile’s piece details the reasons why the “green” climate alarmist community is, in contrast to most everyone else, actually very happy with draconian gubernatorial restrictions issued under the rubric of COVID-19, and in fact would love to see them continue into perpetuity.

No really, it’s true. Here’s an excerpt from Pile’s excellent piece:

The question at the centre of this bizarre, anti-human dystopianism is, ‘Will Covid help us save the planet?’. That was asked by last Sunday’s edition of the BBC’s Big Questionsspiked’s Fraser Myers, outnumbered by George Monbiot, Extinction Rebellion activists and neo-Malthusian population-obsessives, appeared on the show. He was interrupted every time he tried to counter the greens’ celebration of locking people in their homes. Such is the BBC’s absorption into the green and lockdown orthodoxies that it apparently could not find, in a population of 65million people, more than one dissenting voice.

For Monbiot, the logic of lockdown was simple enough. ‘What we’ve discovered with the pandemic is that when people are called upon to act, they’ll take far more extreme action than environmentalists have ever called for’, he said. In Monbiot’s view, all that was required to elicit the obedience of the population was for the government to make it ‘abundantly clear that we have to do this for the good of all’. But this is not true.

If it were true, there would not have been the need to pass emergency legislation, to force businesses to close, and to abolish gatherings, including protests, all under threat of fines of up to £10,000. Which is far in excess of what most people could afford without serious consequences, including the loss of their home. Moreover, there are countless reports of local authorities and the police failing to understand the regulations they were enforcing and exceeding their authority. People have stayed at home because there was nowhere to go to, and nothing to do, and because they do not want to break the law, and because they have been terrified of the virus. A July survey of British people’s estimation of the deaths caused by Covid found that (excluding ‘don’t know’) they overestimated the number of fatalities by up to 10 times. A third overestimated by 10 to 100 times, and 15 per cent overestimated by over 100 times.

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Go read the rest of it – it’s about a 10-minute read altogether. You’ll be glad you invested the time.

Today’s Short-Term Memory Reminder. – Just a reminder that today, a full month after the Capitol Riot, the “temporary,” barbed-wire-topped perimeter fence remains around the Capitol Building – and is likely to be reinforced into a permanent wall – and Joe Biden still has an army of 7,000 National Guard personnel deployed in the police state that our nation’s capital has become.

And guess what else? It’s costing you half a billion dollars. From a story at the DailyWire:

The presence of National Guard troops in Washington, D.C., is racking up a hefty bill of $500 million as threats reportedly require them to remain into early spring.

The estimate exceeds even the $480 million Bloomberg projected Thursday, according to an official who confirmed the number to The Hill, and does not include the costs incurred by the city.

Approximately 26,000 guardsmen from all 50 states, as well as three U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, descended on the capital in the wake of the unrest on Jan. 6, locking down the sensitive areas around the Capitol building, National Mall, and large portions of downtown with police barricades and razor-topped fences.

Troop numbers have decreased to around 7,000 since the inauguration of President Joe Biden, with about 5,000 planning to remain until at least mid-March, in accordance with a Department of Homeland Security bulletin that warns threats remain even after the inauguration.

Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence,” the bulletin said.

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Note that last part: DHS has the ability to continue with this pretense of a “threat” from nebulous “ideologically-motivated violent extremists” into perpetuity, and has zero obligation under the law to prove the pretense is real to the public. If all that is required to say is that “information suggests” such threats exist, then DHS can accurately say that any threat it wished to imagine “exists” somewhere in the United States today.

This threat, “suggested by information” according to Biden’s DHS, is the one that’s being used to turn Washington DC into a police state via the abuse of the men and women of the National Guard.

That’s a national disgrace. A very expensive one.

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Time Magazine Details Gigantic Media/Big Tech/Corporate/Political Conspiracy To Take Down Trump

The writers and editors at Time Magazine will not be labeled by their colleagues in the mainstream news media as “conspiracy theorists,” but that’s exactly what they became today with a long investigative piece detailing the giant conspiracy to take down President Donald Trump that many of us wrote about throughout the 2020 election campaign.

The piece, titled “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election,” details a complex and immense conspiracy among operatives from both the Democrat and Republican parties, the mainstream news media, the big tech monopolies and corporate CEOs and trade associations to brainwash the public, smear the President of the United States and rig the state-by-state voting and ballot-counting systems in order to ensure a victory by Joe Biden on November 3. The Time writers, of course, skillfully deploy language designed to make this all seem perfectly normal and something you should all just accept, then shrug your shoulders and move on. Maybe even admire.

It is, in other words, a classic corrupt media white-washing piece designed to inoculate the perpetrators from further scrutiny from the public, the other media outlets or – heaven forbid – law enforcement.

Here are some excerpts from Time’s conspiracy-spinning piece:

There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes, one that both curtailed the protests and coordinated the resistance from CEOs. Both surprises were the result of an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans. The pact was formalized in a terse, little-noticed joint statement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO published on Election Day. Both sides would come to see it as a sort of implicit bargain–inspired by the summer’s massive, sometimes destructive racial-justice protests–in which the forces of labor came together with the forces of capital to keep the peace and oppose Trump’s assault on democracy.

The handshake between business and labor was just one component of a vast, cross-partisan campaign [i.e, a conspiracy] to protect the election–an extraordinary shadow effort dedicated not to winning the vote but to ensuring it would be free and fair, credible and uncorrupted. For more than a year, a loosely organized coalition of operatives scrambled to shore up America’s institutions as they came under simultaneous attack from a remorseless pandemic and an autocratically inclined President. Though much of this activity took place on the left, it was separate from the Biden campaign and crossed ideological lines, with crucial contributions by nonpartisan and conservative actors. The scenario the shadow campaigners were desperate to stop was not a Trump victory. It was an election so calamitous that no result could be discerned at all, a failure of the central act of democratic self-governance that has been a hallmark of America since its founding.

Their work touched every aspect of the election. They got states to change voting systems and laws and helped secure hundreds of millions in public and private funding. They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits, recruited armies of poll workers and got millions of people to vote by mail for the first time. They successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears. They executed national public-awareness campaigns that helped Americans understand how the vote count would unfold over days or weeks, preventing Trump’s conspiracy theories and false claims of victory from getting more traction. After Election Day, they monitored every pressure point to ensure that Trump could not overturn the result. “The untold story of the election is the thousands of people of both parties who accomplished the triumph of American democracy at its very foundation,” says Norm Eisen, a prominent lawyer and former Obama Administration official who recruited Republicans and Democrats to the board of the Voter Protection Program.

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All of the parts I’ve bolded above are over admissions of conspiratorial actions taken to disadvantage Donald Trump. It’s not deniable.

Whether you look at it all as yet another effort to fix an election or believe Time’s characterization as an effort to “save” democracy, what it was was a CONSPIRACY.

And that’s not a theory.

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Friday News Roundup: AOC’s Riot Fable Continues to Fall Apart

Every day is a new day for China Joe Biden. – President Biden just can’t help himself. Yesterday he repeated a lie that he made up a decade ago about getting “shot at” while on a trip in the Middle East. That lie has been debunked more times than Jussie Smollett’s lies, but the President likely just forgot about that fact. So, he just blurted it out one more time:

This is who we have in the White House: A man who can’t remember things from one day to the next. If you think it looks and sounds as if every day is a new day for Joe Biden, that’s because it is.

The woman is lying. If you see her lips moving, she’s lying. That’s what she does. – In what should come as a surprise to literally no one on the face of the earth who has synapses firing in their cranial cavities, more factual problems have arisen about the fables AOC has been telling about her experience during the Capitol Riot of January 6.

It turns out that she wasn’t even in the Capitol Building at the time of the riot, but that the timeline she has constructed around her fables simply is not possible.

From the story at RedState.com:

But when the knock came on her door, shortly after 1:01, no one had even breached the Capitol building yet. There was some pushing past an outer perimeter barrier at 12:53 still some distance from the Capitol building but the breach of the building didn’t come until about an hour after the officer knocked on AOC’s door. What she’s saying now is with the hindsight of what later occurred, but there was no way of knowing that people were breaching a building at that point because it hadn’t yet happened.

“As the Capitol complex was stormed and people were being killed, none of us knew in the moment what areas were compromised.” But that “moment” hadn’t actually happened yet at 1:01 p.m. No one knew any of that. The building hadn’t been “compromised” or “stormed” as of yet.

So suggesting that it had, to provide buttress for her reaction, is again manipulative.

There’s also been no public evidence that people were ever trying to storm the Cannon building, much less at 1:01 p.m. We’ve asked the Capitol Police for their records to confirm that but haven’t gotten a response yet.

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RedState should not expect to get an answer from the Capitol Police for the simple fact that AOC is lying, and the Capitol Police won’t want to cause her any more humiliation than she has already brought onto herself.

She’s a liar – it’s what she does. Lying to gullible and easily-manipulated Democrat voters is how she got elected, and it is how she plans to continue to rise through the power structure in Washington, DC. As I have said many times before, if you believe in reincarnation, then when you look into AOC’s dead, beady eyes you should see the reincarnation of Adolph Hitler. At this point in her life, she is Hitler circa 1933 or so, and she intends to keep rising until she becomes Hitler circa 1939.

So of course she is lying about the riot, because the riot, in her mind, simply represents opportunity to manipulate the public. After all, that’s how Adolph would have looked at it, too.

Speaking of opportunities… – If congressional Republicans had spines, they would be looking at yesterday’s action by congressional Democrats to strip Marjorie Taylor Green of her committee assignments as a golden opportunity. In an action without precedent in modern times, the Democrats – with 11 RINOs supporting them – voted to remove a duly-elected representative from Georgia from all House committees.

From the story at the Daily Caller:

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to strip Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments.

In a 230-199 vote, the House voted to remove Greene from the House Education and Budget committees.

Greene has continued to claim that Trump won the Nov. 3 presidential election and has been linked to a number of conspiracy theories, including QAnon related conspiracies. Greene gave a speech on the House floor Thursday after a Wednesday night meeting with House Republicans where she apologized for promoting conspiracy theories and reportedly was met with applause by many in the room.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday that he would not remove Greene from her committee assignments.

“Past comments from and endorsed by Marjorie Taylor Greene on school shootings, political violence, and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories do not represent the values or beliefs of the House Republican Conference. I condemn those comments unequivocally. I condemned them in the past. I continue to condemn them today. This House condemned QAnon last Congress and continues to do so today,” McCarthy said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.

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Coming as it does a mere month after it was revealed that Democrat Eric Swalwell had an affair with a honeypot spy from China for a couple of years and the decision by Nancy Pelosi to leave Swalwell as a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, the decision to remove Greene from committees is a truly breathtaking act of hyper-partisanship. Yes, Greene’s a conspiracy theorist who has in the past indicated she doesn’t believe the government’s story on 9/11 and all manner of other things, but the truth is her behavior has been no more repugnant than that of AOC or Rashida Tlaib or Ilhan Omar or Swalwell.

So, if congressional Republicans possessed a spine, they would be looking at yesterday’s vote from a long-term perspective, and making plans to take exactly the same action against AOC, Tlaib, Omar and Swalwell when they take back the majority in the House in the 2022 mid-term elections. That is, after all, the next logical step to be taken here.

But you can bet your bottom dollar that neither Majority Leader McCarthy nor any other GOP house member is entertaining any such thoughts, because to do so would require the possession of intestinal fortitude. It would also require them to finally, at long last, recognize that they are engaged in a very real war on Capitol Hill, and have been for the last 170 years, and the Democrats are the only side truly engaged in the fight.

Thus, when congress convenes in 2023 with a small GOP majority in the House, you won’t see McCarthy allowing any move to remove any Democrat from any committee assignments, under the rationale that if he and his Republican members just play nice with the Democrats, they will play nice, too. It’s a rationale that has consistently proved to be an exercise in rank futility since about 1850, but the Republicans never seem to learn.

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Still Waiting for That $2,000 Check? Biden’s Gonna Send You Masks Instead.

Mad because you haven’t gotten your $2,000 COVID check yet? – No worries, the Biden Administration is going to send you a bunch of 25 cent COVID masks instead.

Isn’t that great?

Even better, the Biden administration is going to mandate that you keep wearing your handy 25 cent masks into perpetuity, even after you’ve had one of the array of probably-not-very-effective “vaccines”!

Yes, friends, this is where we are headed, and if you had been reading DBDailyUpdate for the past 10 months, you will know that that is where we have always been headed with this thing. Your DC Swamp UniParty elites don’t want you free and happy, and never really have. They want you masked up, cowering in fear in your homes, subjecting yourselves to whatever medication they wish to administer to you, all in the name of keeping you “safe.”

As for the $2,000 checks they promised you last fall and early winter, those have already been chopped down to $1,400 in China Joe’s preferred $1.9 trillion fake “stimulus” bill, and make up less than 1/3rd of the total price tag of that bill. And guess what? Even though the Democrats have majorities in both houses of congress and could easily pass this atrocity of a bill into law today, the latest word from Chuck Schumer and San Fran Nan is that they think they might – might – be able to get the bill done sometime in March. Which of course means that the real plan is to cut that $1,400 check amount down even further before anything gets done, if it ever really does.

See, the DC Swamp UniParty elites also don’t want you having too much money in your pocket, because money tends to increase mobility, and mobility tends to increase a person’s desire for freedom. Which gets us back to why they prefer you to be cowering in fear in your homes.

A population that is cowering in fear in its homes is much easier to control than a population that is free to move around and has a little money in its pocket. A population that is free to move around also tends to be free to get together to share ideas that the UniParty elites do not approve of. You know, ideas like questioning why it is that if the Biden people claim to want to “follow the science,” then why aren’t our kids back in school and why aren’t the teachers we pay to teach them back in school with them?

It’s a great question: The “scientists” at the Centers for Disease Control have advised everyone in the Biden administration that your kids should all be back in school and the teachers should be there with them, yet Biden himself again yesterday refused to commit to getting the kids and teachers back into the schools.

Or hey, if we’re following the “science,” why does the head “scientist,” Anthony Fauci, say on one day that we all ought to be wearing two masks instead of one, and then the very next day admit that there really isn’t any “science” or “data” that indicates that’s a good idea? Or dang, if we’re following the “science,” then why haven’t our governors ended their bizarre, ineffective and brutal tactic of keeping all the restaurants and bars closed, given that states like California and New York and Illinois and New Jersey whose Democrat governors have religiously clung to that failed tactic have a far worse record related to the virus than do states like Florida and South Dakota and other states whose Republican governors have rejected it?

The answers to these questions and so many more should be obvious to everyone by now: This is all a political exercise that has nothing to do with anything resembling “science.” This is all about control, and you are the ones being controlled. This is all about preparing the population of the United States to meekly accept the “Great Reset,” in which COVID fear becomes the rationale for implementing brutish fascism/socialism all over the world, something the Biden administration is already well down the road to getting done as we all cower in fear in our homes, many of us wearing our masks (and perhaps two) as we cook lunch or take a whiz.

So, you wanted a $2,000 check? Tough. The Biden people are going to send you masks, which have become the great symbol of your own imprisonment, instead.

This is no different than late 18th Century France. The masses don’t have enough money and want the government to provide more?

Tough.

Let them wear masks.

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Thursday News Roundup: AOC is Caught in Capitol Lies as Kerry is Caught in Climate Lies

Hey, remember how AOC has been going around claiming she “almost died” during the Capitol Riot on January 6? – Remember how she told Ted Cruz that he had “tried to have me murdered” during that riot? Remember her story just this week about how a member of the Capitol Police burst into her office and looked at her in a “threatening” manner?

Yeah, those were all lies. Just like pretty much everything else she ever says.

It turns out that the best evidence shows that AOC wasn’t even in the Capitol Building when things were going down.

From the story at JustTheNews.com: 

Following Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ emotional Instagram retelling of the events of Jan. 6, in which she said she feared for her life, an analysis of the events by the RedState news website points out the New York Democrat wasn’t in the Capitol Building at the time of the riot.

“If she was in her office, she was in the Cannon Building which is nearby, but a different building,” the RedState report reads. “Many didn’t get the logistics and just assumed that she was in the Capitol building.”

South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace, who like Ocasio-Cortez has an office in the Cannon Building, adjacent to the U.S. Capitol Building, also suggested her House colleague’s account of the incident is exaggerated.

“My office is 2 doors down,” Mace tweeted. “Insurrectionists never stormed our hallway. Egregious doesn’t even begin to cover it. Is there nothing MSM won’t politicize?”

The congresswoman said Wednesday that the RedState report was “manipulative.”

“This is the latest manipulative take on the right,” she wrote on Twitter. “They are manipulating the fact that most people don’t know the layout the Capitol complex. We were all on the Capitol complex – the attack wasn’t just on the dome. The bombs Trump supporters planted surrounded our offices too.”

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Note: No “Trump supporters” planted any bombs surrounding her or anyone else’s offices.

What AOC is doing in manipulating the Capitol Riot for political profit is no different than her attempt to milk the whole “Kids in cages” hoax a couple of years back. Who can forget this?:

The woman is an actor. That’s all she is. Well, that, and she’s possibly the most shameless liar to ever hold congressional office, which is saying a hell of a lot.

Funny Twitter Meme of the Day:

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Yes, because the French prefer to limit their orgies to no more than 75 participants:

Your Global Church of Climate Change PSA for Today – Remember, kids, the edicts issued by your betters in the globalist elite class about minimizing your carbon footprint to help prevent “climate change” apply only to you, and not your betters in the globalist elite class.

Our latest illustration of this reality comes from China Joe Biden’s new “Climate Czar”, John Kerry, who admitted yesterday that he much prefers to take his private, carbon-spewing jet to all of those global climate conferences where he receives his many awards for being so concerned about the global climate:

Holy crap. From the story at Fox News:

President Biden’s recently appointed climate czar, John Kerry, took a private jet to Iceland in 2019 to receive the Arctic Circle award for climate leadership, Fox News has learned.

Kerry defended his high-pollution ride at the time, calling it “the only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle” in an interview obtained by Fox News. The incident had not been previously reported in the American press.

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, who led the Arctic Circle Roundtable, criticized Kerry for traveling to the event via private jet, Icelandic outlet RUV reported.

Kerry received the award, which took the form of an iceberg sculpture, for being “a consistent voice pressuring the American authorities to commit to tackle environmental matters,” the outlet noted.

Icelandic reporter Jóhann Bjarni Kolbeinsson confronted Kerry at the event over his choice of transportation, asking: “I understand that you came here with a private jet. Is that an environmental way to travel?”

Kerry responded by claiming that it was the only way.  “If you offset your carbon — it’s the only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle,” Kerry said.

“I negotiated the Paris Accords for the United States,” he added, referring to the multilateral climate agreement signed while he was secretary of state under President Obama.

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Note: When Kerry talks about how he “offsets” his carbon spewing, he is no doubt referring to the buying of “carbon credits,” the globalist scam through which Al Gore has become a near-billionaire. If America had anything resembling an honest and curious news media, he would be pounded with demands by reporters to release the records of his purchase of what would have to be millions of dollars of carbon credits to offset the hundreds of flights he has taken on his own private jet.

You can be certain that no one in the U.S. media will pose that uncomfortable question to him. Because that’s what any self-respecting Nazi-style propaganda operation would do.

The election issue remains alive in Arizona. – Despite the best efforts of the Democrats and their toadies in the corrupt news media to make it all just go away, controversy over the November 3 election results remains alive in Arizona. There, stalwart Republicans in the state senate have sponsored a resolution this week holding the members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in contempt for refusing to comply with an audit of the county’s election results.

Maricopa County is home to Phoenix, and has been plagued by hundreds of allegations of election fraud since last November. The refusal by the Board of Supervisors to comply with a simple audit of the balloting only serves to raise suspicions, obviously. The resolution, sponsored by all 16 members of the Senate GOP majority, now subjects members of the board to arrest and jailing if they continue to refuse to comply.

From a story at JustTheNews.com:

The entire contingent of 16 Republicans in the Arizona state senate has sponsored a resolution to hold the five members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in contempt for not complying with subpoenas pertaining to equipment, ballots and more related to the 2020 election.

The resolution may raise the possibility of arrests. It calls for the state senate president to “take all legal action pursuant to section 41-1153, Arizona Revised Statutes, to enforce the subpoena.” That section of Arizona law states: “A witness neglecting or refusing to attend in obedience to a subpoena may be arrested by the sergeant-at-arms and brought before the senate or house upon authority of a copy of the resolution signed by the president or speaker, and countersigned by the secretary or chief clerk.”

Since the chamber’s 14 Democrats will probably not support the resolution, all 16 Republicans will need to vote for it in order for it to pass when the chamber eventually votes on it, according to the Arizona Mirror.

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In Arizona, truly, the fun never ends. At least, not yet.

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Newsom’s Approval Ratings Crash: Are Californians Finally Waking Up?

Better late than never. – It’s taken almost a full year, but Californians appear to finally be waking up to the reality of the ghoul they put into the governor’s office. No governor in America has abused his or her citizens under the umbrella of COVID response quite to the extent that Gavin Newsom has done to the people of California. This is a guy who has not just ordered his people to stay home cowering in their living rooms for months on end, shut down businesses and thrown people out of work, he has repeatedly made a public spectacle of oafishly violating his own orders and even tailored some provisions to ensure his own high-dollar Napa Valley vineyard suffered minimal impacts.

Yet through all of that, all of those orders that have zero “science” or “data” to really support their need, California has managed to establish perhaps the worst record of any state in actually dealing with the virus’s spread. Finally, a new poll released on Wednesday appears to indicate that most Californians are catching onto the ruse. The new poll, from the University of California at Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies, shows that Newsom’s public approval rating has plummeted by 18 points in just the last 3 months.

From a story at the Washington Examiner:

A new poll conducted by the University of California at Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies found that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s job approval rating plummeted by 18 percentage points in three months. In October, he had a 49% approval rating; in January it dropped to 31%.

Also, 36% of respondents said they support the recall effort against Newsom, which has gained popularity among Democrats.

Roughly 31% of those polled said Newsom has done an excellent or good job in handling the coronavirus, down from 49% in September. Only 22% of respondents gave a favorable response to the state’s vaccine rollout.

The poll was conducted online and included more than 10,000 registered voters. Conducted during the last week of January in both English and Spanish, it’s margin of error is +/- 2 percentage points.

The Los Angeles Times reported that “… even his political allies begin to question the actions he has taken,” which “… provides a sobering sign for the 53-year-old Democrat that his once bright political future, for years the subject of whispers about a potential White House run, has lost some of its shine.”

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That’s not encouraging at all for a governor who must run for re-election next year, regardless of how the current effort to force a recall election against him this year turns out.

That recall petition effort on Newsom continues to proceed with great success, at last report having collected more than 1.3 million of the 1.495 million signatures necessary to force a special recall election later this year. Candidates are already lining up to challenge Newsom on the assumption that the petition effort will be successful, among them right-wing activist Mike Cernvich – who admits he would have “no chance in hell” of defeating Newsom in a runoff election – and billionaire venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, who might stand a better chance.

No doubt many challengers will get in line to try to form up a strong effort to rid the state of the Newsom plague, but no one should be overly optimistic about the Governor ultimately being forced from office. After all, he does have a D by his name on the ballot, and, while many Californians are angry about his serial abuse of their human and constitutional rights throughout this pandemic, we have to remember that most of them will just automatically go back into standard Democrat brainwash mode when it comes down to actually voting for anyone who does not have a D by their name.

These people have collectively behaved like a herd of sheep for more than 30 years now, and never been able to figure out the connection between how they vote and the fact that their state continues to devolve into a 3rd world banana republic before their very eyes. They appear to possess no ability at all to draw a simple ’cause and effect’ conclusion that is so obvious to pretty much everyone else.

Bottom line: Despite this latest encouraging poll, it would be a mistake to assume that translates into an actual positive result on election day.

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Wednesday News Roundup: You Can’t Hire Americans Anymore and Jen Psaki Just Keeps Getting Worse

Wondering where Biden’s Department of Justice will focus its efforts? – Well, wonder no more. Check this out:

I bet many of you didn’t know that our system has become so perverse in the 21st century that it is now illegal to show a hiring preference to American citizens. That’s right: Citizens of this country have no more right to jobs created and provided by American companies than citizens of, say, New Guinea or Uruguay.

From the story at DailyWire:

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Elon Musk’s SpaceX for allegedly preferring to hire American citizens over non-citizens.

According to the DOJ, in March 2020, a non-U.S. citizen inquiring about the position of technology strategy associate at SpaceX was asked about his citizenship status. DOJ attorney Lisa Sandoval stated that SpaceX “ultimately failed to hire him for the position because he is not a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.”

Last Thursday, the DOJ filed a request with a judge “to order SpaceX to comply with an administrative subpoena for documents related to how the company hires,” CNBC reported. The DOJ wants SpaceX to comply with its subpoena within two weeks.

The disgruntled applicant initially filed a complaint of employee discrimination with the DOJ’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) on May 29, 2020. The IER enforces the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which has an anti-discrimination provision prohibiting citizenship status and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee.

IER emailed SpaceX on June 8 that an investigation was underway and asked SpaceX to hand over information and documents related to its hiring and employment eligibility verification processes. The letter stated, “IER’s investigation is not … limited only to the specific allegations and/or claims that [the Charging Party] made in the charge summarized above. Our investigation therefore may also explore whether [SpaceX] engages in any pattern or practice of discrimination that 8 U.S.C. § 1324b prohibits.”

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Not only are Joe Biden and his DOJ not planning to continue Donald Trump’s “America first” philosophy, they are going to actively seek to prosecute anyone who does. More than that, they will investigate you under a criminal statute if you even ask an applicant about his or her citizenship status.

Want to know what the focus of Joe Biden’s DOJ is going to be? If you’re an American citizen in good standing, it’s going to be on you.

Think NewsMax is some sort of real alternative to Fox News? – You might want to reconsider that notion after watching this:

NewsMax has been fully assimilated by the Borg. Don’t kid yourself otherwise.

Whether you believe what Mike Lindell is saying or not, the behavior of that host is despicable, and his repeated reference to and reading of that lawyer-written canned statement clearly demonstrates that NewsMax is no place for free discussion and debate. Just like Fox.

Tuesday was a really bad day for Jen Psaki. – The least qualified press secretary in history continued to flail about in her job yesterday, at one point making a despicably demeaning remark about the U.S. Space Force, for which she was later forced to issue a tweet of apology:

From a story at DailyWire:

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki faced backlash on Tuesday after she appeared to mock a branch of the United States Military during a press conference, which sparked calls that she needed to apologize for her “disgraceful” comment.

Psaki was asked about what Democrat President Joe Biden’s plans were regarding the Space Force, including whether he wanted to keep the new military branch.

“Wow. Space Force. It’s the plane of today,” Psaki responded. “It is an interesting question. I am happy to check with our Space Force point of contact. I’m not sure who that is. I will find out and see if we have any update on that.”

Psaki’s comments are an apparent reference to previous questions from reporters about whether the Biden administration would change the colors on Air Force One.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), the House Armed Services Committee’s top Republican, demanded that Psaki apologized for the remark.

“It’s concerning to see the Biden administration’s press secretary blatantly diminish an entire branch of our military as the punchline of a joke, which I’m sure China would find funny,” Rogers said. “The Space Force was passed with near unanimous support in Congress, the same type of ‘unity’ President Biden is supposedly working towards. Jen Psaki needs to immediately apologize to the men and women of the Space Force for this disgraceful comment.”

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And so, she sort of apologized with her subsequent tweet.

But wait, there’s more!

Psaki also found herself in a bit of hot water on Tuesday when an LGBT website called “getoutspoken.com” found and published a snarky tweet she wrote last August that implies Sen. Lindsey Graham is a closeted homosexual:

Oh.

GetOutSpoken went on to say:

The tweet appears to raise serious questions about how Democrats, particularly heterosexual liberals like Psaki, feel emboldened to demean, harass, and mock LGBT conservatives specifically for their sexuality–behavior they would never consider exhibiting toward other LGBTs.

The tweet also raises concerns over the ethical question of publicly “outing” closeted people as LGBT, a shameful and demoralizing practice that has led to suicide and other tragic results.

On Aug. 5, 2020 while South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham questioned former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates about the fraudulent Russia investigation, Psaki wrote on Twitter, “only in 2020 does #LadyG get to push a bunch of debunked conspiracy theories while questioning @SallyQYates (aka an American hero).”

The online nickname “Lady G” emerged last year when a male sex worker and gay porn star named Sean Harding publicly accused Sen. Graham of contracting his services. Rumors have long circulated in Washington about Sen. Graham, a longstanding bachelor, being not-so-stealthily gay.

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Oh.

So, here we see yet another in a long, long line of examples of a leftist public figure expressing her bigotry against gay people. This is nothing new, and is obviously in fact a feature of leftist philosophy – that any LGBT person who is not reliably leftist in their political views deserves public outing and humiliation.

In case you hadn’t noticed, leftists hold and regularly display similarly bigoted attitudes towards Blacks and Hispanics who do not share their political views.

Leftwingers are in fact the true last bastion of disgusting bigotry in America. The guy they just elevated to the White House has a half-century-long history of making bigoted remarks and telling bigoted jokes in public settings that can still be seen and heard in dozens of clips all over the internet.

This is who leftists are – it is their nature. The only wonder with this story about Psaki is that anyone at GetOutSpoken was surprised.

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Lindsey Graham and Liz Cheney: The Perfect Match in the DC Swamp

Oh, my, what a shocker this is. – You won’t ever believe this, y’all: Lindsey Graham supports Liz Cheney! Why, who could have ever seen this one coming?

Sen. Graham has always been a shameless sellout, but this dancing over what he believes is the political corpse of Donald Trump while it’s still warm really sets a new low for this disciple of John McCain. Graham’s always been the worst example of the follower culture in Washington, DC, a guy whose nature abhors the personal exercise of leadership and always feels the need to latch onto some father or mother figure to follow around like Grover Dill, the little toady from A Christmas Story, followed Scut Farkas around the back alleys of their Indiana town.

Graham spent over a decade following McCain around like a little puppy dog, always willing to jump and and shout “yeah!” anytime McCain was figuratively yanking some poor kid’s arm behind his back, taunting him to yell “Uncle!” It was the lamest act in DC right up until McCain’s death, after which Graham quickly latched onto following then-President Trump around and sucking up to him at every opportunity. A disgusting display that everyone knew was fake, as clearly demonstrated by Graham’s refusal to use his chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate the Obamagate cabal until it was too late.

But now, Trump’s gone and Graham is blowing in the wind like a an old clipper ship being tossed about in a storm, desperately searching for some other father or mother figure to latch onto. Enter Liz Cheney, the warmongering daughter of the former warmongering Vice President appropriately named Dick, a potential father figure Graham no doubt would have loved to follow around if only he hadn’t already had his lips firmly attached to John McCain’s behind throughout the entirety of the George W. Bush years.

Once again we see how phony Graham’s support for President Trump really was. Liz Cheney is in deep trouble today for the very fact that she chose to become one of handful of House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump on January 5. A true friend of Trump and believer in his peace-through-strength agenda would look on with glee as Cheney twisted in the wind and her approval rating back in Wyoming dropped into the teens as a result of her betrayal.

But not Sen. Graham. He’s only too happy to come toady for Cheney, since, in his heart of hearts, he is a true believer in the “Middle-East-wars-without-end” philosophy that she shares with her daddy and the dead McCain. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the second “I love Liz” tweet he sent out yesterday:

When Graham talks about his and Cheney’s desire to keep our military “well-prepared” to “confront radical Islam” and “take the fight to them,” he’s rubbing his hands in glee at the prospect of supporting the decision by Joe Biden’s handlers to send thousands more American military personnel into harm’s way so that all of the defense contractors that he and Cheney have spent so many years sucking up to can keep on cranking out tanks and planes and missiles under multi-hundred-billion dollar defense contracts. And hey, if the makers of those body bags and artificial limbs see an uptick in their business as well, then so much the better as far as Lindsey and Liz are concerned.

Oh, Trump kept the defense contractors employed, too, but all the peace his policies were causing to break out all over the Middle East and Africa was really bad for business in the long run. The lack of new wars meant that all that military equipment and ordinance wasn’t being showcased; not enough missiles were being used up in order to necessitate the manufacture of new ones; not enough usage of planes and helicopters and tanks meant a downturn in the contractors’ maintenance and replacement business lines.

Now Trump’s been banished and Lindsey and Liz and those who share their mindset are ascendant again. Why, Liz is even third in line in House GOP leadership, and thus wields real power from her congressional seat from Wyoming. Graham and the rest of the warmonger crowd can’t let that just slip away – if she ends up getting beaten by some challenger in Wyoming, why, he might not be someone they can’t count on.

And so, Lindsey has found a new leader to latch onto and tweets his support for her, no doubt after getting a phone call from Daddy Dick. This is what Lindsey Graham does; it is who he is.

No surprise here.

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Tuesday News Roundup: Nobel Madness, Cuomo Hubris, and Psaki Gets the Questions in Advance

You really could never make this stuff up. – Black Lives Matter got themselves a nomination for a Nobel “Peace” Prize on Monday. To celebrate, the group staged yet another riot in Rochester, New York:

Honestly, the globalists are just taunting us at this point.

But wait, there’s more!

Guess who else got themselves a Nobel nomination? Oh, you will never guess this one… – No, I’m not kidding here: Stacey Abrams, who helped steal the Georgia election for Joe Biden, got herself a Nobel Peace Prize nomination:

Hey, at least we know Ms. Abrams won’t be doing any riots – that, after all, would require some physical exertion.

Understand that this just proves that the global elites who are in the process of executing the Great Reset would rather award a “peace” prize to BLM for literally destroying a dozen or so major American cities, and Abrams a “peace” prize for ensuring all the dead in Georgia get registered to vote than to give Donald Trump a “peace” prize for literally bringing real, actual peace to the Middle East.

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world, folks.

Wait, she gets the questions in advance and she’s still this awful? – If this story surprises you, you must have slept through the presidential campaign. The very, very, very leftist Daily Beast reports that White House Communications Team staffers have been pre-interviewing compliant members of the fake White House press corps to get their questions in advance of press briefings. No doubt, they realize just how truly, incredibly terrible Press Secretary Jen Psaki is at her job, and needs all the help she can get.

I swear I don’t make this stuff up:

Here’s an excerpt from the Daily Beast story:

If you’re a reporter with a tough question for the White House press secretary, Joe Biden’s staff wouldn’t mind knowing about it in advance.

According to three sources with knowledge of the matter, as well as written communications reviewed by The Daily Beast, the new president’s communications staff have already on occasion probed reporters to see what questions they plan on asking new White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki when called upon during briefings.

The requests prompted concerns among the White House press corps, whose members, like many reporters, are sensitive to the perception that they are coordinating with political communications staffers.

One reporter raised the issue during an informal White House Correspondents Association Zoom call last Friday. According to multiple sources, leaders at the meeting advised print reporters to push back against requests by the White House press team to learn of questions in advance, or simply to not respond to the Biden team’s inquiries.

“While it’s a relief to see briefings return, particularly with a commitment to factual information, the press can’t really do its job in the briefing room if the White House is picking and choosing the questions they want,” one White House correspondent said. “That’s not really a free press at all.”

“It pissed off enough reporters for people to flag it for the [WHCA] for them to deal with it,” another knowledgeable source said.

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So, knowing that almost everyone in the room is fully on their side and had completely discarded their role as protectors of the public interest during the campaign to get their Sock Puppet elected, Psaki’s team felt zero compunction at all about implementing this pre-interview program. But some of these corrupt toadies still like to pretend to be actual journalists from time to time and are now “expressing concerns” about the process.

I must say, though, that after the last 50 years of the press corps completely refusing to make any effort whatsoever to do its job, complaints like those aired in this story ring awfully hollow. If you don’t want to be treated as a smelly, mangy lapdog, then you shouldn’t spend your days acting like a smelly, mangy lapdog.

When asked about the controversy, Ms. Psaki no doubt responded by saying “ummmmm…uhhhh….ummmmm….I’m gonna have to circle back with you on that.”

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This really happened in New York yesterday:

I kid you not: The Governor held a press conference in Albany in which he urged New York residents to get off the roads due to the snow storm taking place, declaring a state of emergency in the process, and then got in his car and drove to New York City on the freshly-cleared roads.

From the story at the New York Post:

Do as he says, not as he does.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency over the blizzard, urging people not to travel — then hopped in his car during the throes of the snowstorm Monday and drove himself down to the Big Apple from Albany.

“I want New Yorkers to hear me loud and clear — stay home and off the roads,” the governor said in a statement about his emergency declaration.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also issued a state of emergency for the Big Apple — which banned non-essential travel.

But that didn’t stop the governor from hitting the road. He explained that he didn’t want to be sitting home while telling essential workers, including those clearing the streets, they needed to be on the job.

The governor got behind the wheel in the thick of the snowstorm for the roughly two-and-a-half-hour drive from Albany, where he usually holds press briefings, to helm a news conference at his Manhattan office early Monday afternoon.

“I’m telling you, I’m on the road right now — it is horrendous,” Cuomo admitted during a morning call-in to WCBS radio before reaching Manhattan.

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Per the story in the New York Post, Cuomo even admitted doing what he was doing while on a radio interview with WCBS radio in Manhattan as he was in transit to his office there. The unbridled hubris at play here is almost too astonishing to imagine.

But then again, why wouldn’t Cuomo be just eaten up with hubris? After all, he knows he has the absolute, uninterruptible protection of the news media, which has fawned all over him for the last year even as his policy decisions have undeniably resulted in the needless deaths of thousands of elderly residents in his state’s nursing homes. When confronted with that reality at a press conference late last week, the Governor simply replied, “Who cares where they died? They died.”

Any Republican who offered such a belligerently uncaring answer to that question would be literally hounded from office by his or her state’s news media, and rightly so. But because it was Cuomo, the story was a blip on the screen and the media moved on to more pressing matters, like what some right-wing member of congress posted on Twitter two years ago.

The simple fact is that Cuomo, thanks to the undying protection of the media, is untouchable and he knows it. Thus, he blows off questions about how many elderly New Yorkers he has personally killed and pulls pranks like the one he pulled yesterday, and most likely goes to bed laughing.

Which, come to think of it, is exactly how rulers in France lived a couple hundred years ago, back before they all got their heads cut off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday News Roundup: The Whole World Runs on Democrat Scams

Fun Energy Fact for Today. – Most of the electricity you use to charge your electric vehicle – the overwhelming preponderance of it, in fact – is generated by burning fossil fuels. Like, 80% of it, and most of the remaining 20% is generated by nuclear power plants.

That’s the inconvenient truth about EVs that EV makers and proponents don’t like to talk about. More than 9 times out of ten, those cute charging stations taking up the best parking spaces at your local Whole Foods get their power from the local power grid, and more than 9 times out of 10, your local power grid gets its electricity from sources that are not called wind or solar. In fact, I’m aware of one Whole Foods that actually has a generator that burns diesel fuel to produce electricity for its charging stations, a setup that is actually quite common.

Watch this clip to the end and you will see your typical EV proponent bragging about the cars and how “clean energy” is used to charge them, and see her humiliated on camera when she is forced to admit that the electricity used at her local charging station is generated by … wait for it … burning coal:

You seriously could never make these people up. Don’t even try.

Speaking of scams, let’s do a Global Church of Climate Change Scam update. – Just in case you are among the many who continue to buy into those computer model-based climate change projections of 8-10 degree temperature rise by the end of this century if we don’t all follow Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and her Green New Deal off the economic cliff, here’s a reminder of what the climate change alarmists were telling world leaders 17 years ago in 2004:

Here’s an excerpt from that UK Guardian story from February, 2004:

Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters..
A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world.

The document predicts that abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts privy to its contents.
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‘Disruption and conflict will be endemic features of life,’ concludes the Pentagon analysis. ‘Once again, warfare would define human life.’

The findings will prove humiliating to the Bush administration, which has repeatedly denied that climate change even exists. Experts said that they will also make unsettling reading for a President who has insisted national defence is a priority.

Climate change ‘should be elevated beyond a scientific debate to a US national security concern’, say the authors, Peter Schwartz, CIA consultant and former head of planning at Royal Dutch/Shell Group, and Doug Randall of the California-based Global Business Network.

An imminent scenario of catastrophic climate change is ‘plausible and would challenge United States national security in ways that should be considered immediately’, they conclude. As early as next year widespread flooding by a rise in sea levels will create major upheaval for millions.

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Now, food is not “dwindling” – it is in fact far more abundant today than it was in 2004. Water is not “dwindling” – it remains abundant all over the globe as human ingenuity advances and allows us to source drinking water from brackish and salt water supplies. Energy is not “dwindling” – it is in fact so vastly more abundant today than in 2004 that the real-dollar cost of all forms of energy has been dramatically reduced. And no, Britain has not turned into an island version of Siberia. The authors of this report were wrong – simply, plainly, factually wrong – in every respect.

Note that despite the fact that literally none of what this report projected 17 years ago has in fact come about, it has been used as the basis for all manner of policy decisions costing trillions upon trillions of dollars. Note also that your newly-installed sock puppet in the White House just did what the report recommended, elevating the matter “beyond a scientific debate” – which has never really taken place since alarmists know they cannot win a debate on the subject – and making it a “US national security concern” in one of his many executive orders issued thus far. Thus elevated, that order will now be used as justification for thousands more policy decisions that will cost us many trillions more dollars in the years to come.

So, despite being wrong about everything, the Global Church of Climate Change continues to advance for the simple reason that each and every “solution” advanced by its proponents fits neatly into the globalist/socialist political agenda.

It’s been a scam from Day 1, the most magnificent and massive scam ever perpetrated by human beings.

Your weekly reminder why Florida Governor Ron DeSantis should be the GOP’s 2024 presidential nominee:

He just runs circles around Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott. The Swampy GOP will try to force Nikki Haley on you in 2024, because Nikki Haley is a card-carrying member of the Big Swamp Club. Don’t let them do that to you. With authentic conservatives like Gov. DeSantis and South Dakota Gov. Christi Noem available, there is no reason at all to let the Swamp saddle you with another globalist loser.

Today’s Biden Administration “Unity” Moment:

Just so you know they never for one second meant it. They hate you and would much rather you were dead.

Union leaders betrayed their members yet again in 2020. – It is a sad fact of the trade union movement in America that union members have quite often been completely misled and betrayed by their leadership. Corrupt union leaders climb into bed with corrupt politicians – almost always Democrats – larding their campaigns up with money forcibly collected from members in return for false promises that are pretty much never fulfilled.

This cycle of deception and corruption has been the main feature of union life for more than a century now, and the 2020 elections proved that it is in no danger of stopping despite the inroads Donald Trump made with blue-collar union workers in 2016. Today, the Daily Caller has a story detailing the fact that members of the Teamsters and other unions who had already entered into contracts to work in high-paying jobs on the Keystone XL Pipeline are angry that Joe Biden kept his campaign promise to kill that project.

Here’s an excerpt from that story:

Several trade unions that endorsed President Joe Biden during the campaign, condemned his executive order revoking the federal government’s permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline.

President Joe Biden revoked the March 2019 federal permit given to TC Energy Corporation, the company constructing the pipeline, in a Jan. 20 executive order on “protecting public health and the environment.” The pipeline has been criticized by organizations like the Natural Resources Defense Council for being harmful to the environment but applauded by groups like the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for creating union jobs.

“The Keystone XL Pipeline has been through more than 10 years of extensive environmental reviews, and today’s announcement is a slap in the face to the thousands of union workers who are already a part of this safe and sustainable project,” API President and CEO Mike Sommers said in a statement following Biden’s signing of the executive order.

TC Energy signed the Keystone XL Pipeline’s project labor agreement (PLA) with four labor unions in August, promising the creation of 42,000 “family-sustaining jobs” in the U.S. and $2 billion in total earnings for the workers.

The labor unions that signed the PLA were the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA). All four labor unions endorsed Biden’s presidential campaign.

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (NRTW) announced Monday it would offer free legal aid to union workers who lost their job due to the order and whose union endorsed Biden.

“Workers should not be forced to financially support union bosses who use workers’ money to back candidates willing to destroy their jobs with the stroke of a pen,” Mark Mix, president of the NRTW, said in a statement.

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Mr, Mix is certainly right, but that is how pretty much every trade union in America has worked for the last century and more. It’s all a big club, and while the union leaders are members in that club, the union rank and file members who finance the whole scam certainly are not. Somehow, the workers have never been able to figure that out, even though the scam is completely transparent to everyone else.

Union members voted overwhelmingly for China Joe, and China Joe will make them pay. Four years from now, they will all no doubt repeat this painful cycle all over again.

Mindless.

That is all.

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Sunday News Roundup: The ‘Great Reset” is Coming, and John Kerry Says You Voted For It

Ok, who knew that China Joe Potato Head Biden’s entire COVID-19 plan  was to make sure that radical Islamic terrorists being held at Gitmo got the vaccine before 98% of American citizens? Raise your hand. Anyone? – Yes, that was the news on Friday, anyway, which honestly seemed to me to be so par for the course for any Democrat administration that I chose not to even mention it.

But others did mention it – many, many others. So many, in fact, that the Pentagon announced late Saturday that it was “reconsidering” this latest bone-headed scheme against the American people before it got off the ground:

From a story that you know the leftist slugs at The Hill hated to report:

The Pentagon announced Saturday that it is pausing a plan to offer coronavirus vaccines to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay after facing a wave of pushback.

“No Guantanamo detainees have been vaccinated. We’re pausing the plan to move forward, as we review force protection protocols. We remain committed to our obligations to keep our troops safe,” tweeted Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.

The reversal comes just days after the Defense Department said it would offer coronavirus vaccines to detainees at Guantánamo Bay, the notorious prison in Cuba, with the rollout possibly coming as soon as next week. The plan was to offer the 40 detainees at the base the first of two doses of the available vaccines “on a voluntary basis.”

It is unknown how many coronavirus cases have occurred on the military base, but the pandemic has presented an obstacle to holding military legal proceedings, including in the case against Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the man who is accused of being one of the masterminds behind the attacks on U.S. soil on Sept. 11, 2001.

The plan had been met with fierce pushback, particularly by Republican lawmakers, before it was paused, especially in light of vaccine shortages across the country.

“It is inexcusable and un-American that President Biden is choosing to prioritize vaccinations for convicted terrorists in Gitmo over vulnerable American seniors or veterans,” Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) said prior to Kirby’s Saturday announcement.

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Thanks to Cong. Stefanik for putting it so bluntly and accurately. “un-American” is this administration’s middle name.

ummmmm…uhhhhh….ummmmm…I’m gonna have to circle back to you on that.:

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Hat tip to Mark Dice on that hilarious meme.

The Great Reset is upon us, and you little people must all be miserable so that your Elite Ruling Class can achieve fairness. – That was the essence of the message delivered by French President Emmanuel Macron in Davos, Switzerland this week. Speaking to the annual gathering of the Illuminat, errr, World Economic Forum, Mr. Macron blamed capitalism for all the unfairness in the world, and said that the way to fight COVID-19 is for governments to make sure everyone is equally miserable.

No, really, that’s exactly what he said if you really read his exact words. Here’s an excerpt from a story at Breitbart:

At the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) virtual Davos Agenda summit on Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron declared that in the wake of the Chinese coronavirus modern capitalism “can no longer work”.

Appearing before a question and answer session conducted with ‘Great Reset’ architect and founder-chairman of the WEF, Klaus Schwab, Mr Macron said that while capitalism has historically driven down poverty globally, he claimed that it came with the cost of furthering inequality.

“We will get out of this pandemic only with an economy that thinks more about fighting inequalities,” Macron said.

“The capitalist model together with this open economy can no longer work in this environment,” he added.

The French president pronounced that capitalism has resulted in a “deep moral and economic crisis” in which “hundreds and thousands of people throughout the world had this feeling of losing their usefulness.”

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Do you see it? Macron’s thesis here is that the evil “capitalism” that has worked to cut the global poverty rate by 80% over the last 30 years has left “hundreds of thousands of people” around the world with a “feeling of losing their usefulness.”

So, Macron’s “solution” – and the preferred solution for everyone in attendance in Davos, trust me – is for governments to use COVID-19 as their vehicle to eliminate “capitalism” and institute brutish fascism/socialism so that the world’s other 8 billion people can come to feel equally useless. That really is exactly what he is saying there.

And hey, he’s already getting his wish in Democrat-run states and cities around the United States today, where despicable Democrat governors and mayors have used COVID-19 as an excuse to implement rule by brutal edict, putting millions out of work and destroying half of all small businesses in the country. That’s all happened in just the last 10 months. Think of what the ruling elites can achieve towards the advancement of world socialism if they can get the WHO and Anthony Fauci to keep this scam going for another couple of years.

It didn’t get a lot of notice at the time, but in early December John Kerry told us all what was coming during a panel discussion hosted by the World Economic Forum. Macron’s words, along with what has happened since make Kerry look like the prophet of doom he truly is.

Here’s an excerpt from a December 3 story at The Hill:

Internationally, the Great Reset has already been backed by influential leaders, activists, academics and institutions. In addition to the World Economic Forum and United Nations, the Great Reset movement counts among its the International Monetary Fund, heads of state, Greenpeace and CEOs and presidents of large corporations and financial institutions such as Microsoft and MasterCard.

But in America, most policymakers – including President-elect Joe Biden – have been relatively quiet about the Great Reset, leaving many to speculate what a Biden administration would do to support or oppose this radical plan.

There has been some evidence suggesting that Biden and some of his biggest allies back the Great Reset and would attempt to impose it on the United States. But Biden and his team have never explicitly stated that America would be involved — that is, until now.

At a panel discussion about the Great Reset hosted by the World Economic Forum in mid-November, former Secretary of State John Kerry – Biden’s would-be special presidential envoy for climate – firmly declared that the Biden administration will support the Great Reset and that the Great Reset “will happen with greater speed and with greater intensity than a lot of people might imagine.”

When asked by panel host Borge Brende whether the World Economic Forum and other Great Reset supporters are “expecting too much too soon from the new president, or is he going to deliver first day on this [sic] topics?,” Kerry responded, “The answer to your question is, no, you’re not expecting too much.”

“And yes, it [the Great Reset] will happen,” Kerry continued. “And I think it will happen with greater speed and with greater intensity than a lot of people might imagine. In effect, the citizens of the United States have just done a Great Reset. We’ve done a Great Reset. And it was a record level of voting.” 

Kerry later argued that the Great Reset is necessary to slow the “climate crisis” and that “I know Joe Biden believes … it’s not enough just to rejoin Paris [the Paris Climate Accords] for the United States. It’s not enough for us to just do the minimum of what Paris requires.”

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Understand what he’s saying there in the passages I put in bold: In “electing” China Joe to the presidency, Americans just voted for the Great Reset. Biden, or rather his handlers, are fully bought into the strategy to bring about the Great Reset in America, and that is what we see the administration doing to us each and every day.

Every action Biden has taken so far at the direction of his elder-abusing handlers has been designed to eliminate your rights and to impair and shrink the U.S. economy in order to gradually ramp up the misery suffered by the population as a whole. The invasion that is about to begin again at our southern border in the coming days is also a part of this strategy – to stress and strain our country’s resources to the breaking point so that the resulting economic misery can be blamed on “capitalism” and used by the Democrats in p0wer to affect even more misery and ensure it impacts each and every one of us in the name of “fairness.”

That’s what the Great Reset is, and it is coming to you – in the words of John Kerry – “with greater speed and with greater intensity than a lot of people might imagine.” Best of all, according to Kerry, you voted for it.

Imagine that.

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