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Conservative Sites Like Epoch Times, National Review and ZeroHedge Unknowingly Supporting Black Lives Matter

I came across the oddest thing yesterday: A group of conservative opinion/news sites engaged with an aggregator site that is raising money for Black Lives Matter.

That aggregator site calls itself Mixi.Media, and at least pretends to be an aggregator specializing in promoting conservative viewpoints. It offers traffic-exchanging partnerships for blogs and websites that sign up and execute a reciprocal advertising agreement.

If you go to Mixi.Media’s home page you will see that it looks like a typical news aggregator site, providing logos of its partners (and non-partners as well) and links to their articles. If you establish a login ID with the site, you are immediately taken to a page at which you can sign up as a traffic-sharing partner. Mixi.Media will then send you a widget to install on your own landing page. All of that is fine and very typical of how these things work.

If you go to one of their active partner sites – I’m just going to use RealClearPolitics as an example – you will find links to Mixi.Media’s content laid out under a head that reads “From Our Partners.” If you click on one of the links, it takes you to Mixi.Media, from which you can then click on the relevant story you’re actually looking for.

So, again, nothing unusual there.

But here’s what is unusual and a very odd thing for conservative sites like National Review, ZeroHedge, the Epoch Times and others to be partnering with: If you look carefully at the Mixi.Media landing page, you will find a black fist in the lower left-hand corner, as seen in this screen shot:

 

Guess what happens if you click on that black fist? You land at the donations page for the Marxist Democrat Party support group, Black Lives Matter.

Oh.

Doesn’t it seem odd to you that a news aggregator site that claims to specialize in spreading the “conservative” message also wants you to donate money to a domestic terror organization that has played such a huge role in organizing and carrying out all the carefully-staged riots and tearing-down of monuments over the past five weeks? It sure seems odd to me. Not to mention more than a little insidious.

To be clear, my assumption here is that these conservative sites have been duped. They’re all bigger sites who have employees whose job it is to find and execute these traffic-sharing deals with aggregators like Mixi.Media, and who probably don’t do a lot of monitoring of those sites once the agreements have been executed.

My hope in writing this is that someone at those conservative sites might see it and re-think their relationships with this particular aggregator. Or not, if they really do support BLM. Rampant virtue-signaling does seem to be all the rage these days, after all.

Regular readers here will know that I have long been an advocate of Whatfinger.com, which really does specialize in promoting conservative viewpoints. Whatfinger is most likely the most prolific conservative news aggregator in existence today, and you won’t find those guys trying to raise money for the domestic terror arms of the Democrat Party.

If these conservative sites that have likely been unwittingly supporting BLM through Mixi.Media want to generate some real traffic, they might want to get in touch with the patriots who run Whatfinger. Because being a part of the scam you’re in – even if you’ve been duped – is just not a good look at all.

Whatfinger’s editors can be reached at editor@whatfinger.com. This isn’t hard, folks.

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Thursday News Roundup: The COVID-19 Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

The beatings will continue until morale improves. – California Governor Gavin Newsom re-implemented lockdown orders yesterday in 19 of the state’s most populous counties, as reported by Fox News:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new round of lockdown measures Wednesday, ordering 19 counties to close all indoor operations for several business sectors, including restaurants, as the state grapples with a resurgence of coronavirus cases.

In addition to bars being forced to shut down temporarily, restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, family entertainment venues, zoos, museums and cardrooms must halt operations in selected communities, Newsom said Wednesday.

Businesses can continue to operate if they can move operations outdoors.

“This doesn’t mean restaurants are shut down,” Newsom, a Democrat, said at a briefing. “It means that we’re trying to take the activities, as many activities as we can — these mixed activities, these concentrated activities — and move them outdoors, which is a way of mitigating the spread of this virus.”

The list of affected counties ran up and down the state: Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Merced, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Solano, Stanislaus, Tulare and Ventura counties.

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So, thousands more businesses hampered beyond profitability or lost completely, tens of thousands more Californians back to the unemployment roles, all in a re-try of a strategy that has already been proven to be utterly ineffective.

And that’s not all:

Beaches in Los Angeles County, along with piers and bicycle paths, will close beginning Friday through Monday in an effort to prevent a repeat of Memorial Day weekend when large crowds gathered in close proximity and largely ignored safety measures.

All parking facilities at state beaches in Southern California and the Bay Area will also be closed for the upcoming weekend. The closures reverse the reopening process that began weeks ago after months of unprecedented lockdowns.

The state first began to “toggle back” reopenings over the weekend when it ordered bar closures in seven counties that are seeing increases in infections.

Ahead of the holiday weekend, the governor has voiced concerns about people gathering with friends and family, which he said could lead to complacency and more virus transmissions. He is also urging municipalities to rethink firework displays.

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Ok, so no gathering with friends and family? But what about all those riots and protests and demonstrations by the Antifa/BLM domestic terrorist arm of the Democrat Party?

Oh, hey, those are fine:

Well of course they are. Allowing this dichotomy of government action to continue to go on is inhumanly depraved. People can’t go to church, can’t attend movies, can’t hug their grandparents, can’t let their children play in a park or on a beach without the Democrat governor or mayor sending in the police. But let 5,000 potential rioters pack themselves tightly into a public space for a few hours to chant obscene slogans advocating de-funding and murdering police officers, and the governors and mayors can’t be bothered to lift a finger.

You just could never make this stuff up, folks, not in a million bazillion years.

Meanwhile, in Texas, a different kind of protest action rose up. – Taking a cue from the leftists at Antifa/BLM, a Kilgore bar owner organized what he calls the “Bar Lives Matter” protest against the orders of Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday:

Austin, Texas protest lockdown bars

From a story at the New York Post:

Bar owners in Texas staged a protest in reaction to the state’s order to shut them down for a second time due to the coronavirus, reports said.

Tee Allen Parker, owner of the Machine Shed Bar and Grille, named Tuesday’s event “Bar Lives Matter” in an apparent reference to the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality.

Parker, whose establishment is in Kilgore, Texas, roughly two hours south of Dallas, is already suing Texas Gov. Greg Abbot over the bar closures — which he claims are devastating his livelihood and forcing many of his peers into bankruptcy, according to CBS Austin.

“This one individual is picking and choosing winners and losers,” Jared Woodfill, an attorney for Parker, told the outlet. “Gov. Abbott has chosen to sentence bar owners to bankruptcy.”

As a part of its most recent coronavirus order, Texas did not close down or limit capacity at other businesses — like hair salons, tattoo parlors, and nail studios. The order did require restaurants to operate at 50 percent capacity.

“You can’t tell me that my tiny little bar is the problem. He’s the problem,” Parker previously told the Washington Post. “He’s targeting us, and it’s discrimination.”

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I have been an off-and-on fan of Gov. Abbott, but it is very hard to argue with Parker’s statement that the Governor and his “Strike Force” of advisors, not the bars, are the real problem. Just like Newsom, Gov. Abbott has done next-to-nothing to crack down on the massive demonstrations and protest actions that include no social distancing and very little mask-wearing that happened in Texas’s major cities during June. Similarly, Abbott continues to do next-to-nothing to educate the Texas public about the massive fraud the state’s hospitals are committing in their reporting of new “cases” in their craven efforts to grab as much federal money as possible.

To single out bars amid all of the other establishments at which Texans congregate closely in groups is obviously discriminatory and very likely violates both the U.S. and Texas constitutions. From April through June, it was easy to pound solely on Democrat governors for their depravity in the face of this viral gift from China, but Abbott and Arizona’s Mike Ducey are making it very difficult to continue drawing that distinction.

Better temper that optimism over a Wuhan Virus “vaccine.” – Stocks all over the world rose overnight and the U.S. markets are poised for a big opening today due to optimistic news regarding the development of several COVID-19 vaccines.

From a Reuters story:

NEW YORK, July 1 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks moved higher on Wednesday as rising hopes of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine eased concerns another round of lockdowns was likely following a record surge in coronavirus cases in the United States.

Pfizer Inc’s shares rose nearly 5% after the drugmaker said a COVID-19 vaccine being developed with German biotech firm BioNTech showed promise and was found to be well-tolerated in early-stage human trials.

The gains made Pfizer shares one of the top boosts to both the S&P 500 and Dow Industrials while U.S.-listed shares of BioNTech gained more than 8%, helping improve the mood on Wall Street after the United States registered 47,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic.

Investors were also encouraged by some upbeat economic data as coronavirus-induced lockdowns have eased. A report on Wednesday showed a slump in global manufacturing had ebbed in June, with U.S. figures hitting their highest level in more than a year.

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That all sounds great, right? Trouble is, the day before we saw this announcement largely ignored by our corrupt news media:

Do you understand what that’s telling you? It’s telling you that the FDA is planning to refer to any medical treatment that produces 50% better results than a damn sugar pill as a “vaccine.” What exactly is 50% better than zero?

So, if you still labor under the illusion that Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates are going to ride to the rescue this coming winter with a miracle cure for the Wuhan Virus, you are in for one enormous disappointment.

That’s not going to happen.

Our country must do the same thing with COVID-19 that we have done with every previous flu strain: Learn to live with it. Protect the most vulnerable, practice common sense safety measures and effectively treat those who become ill. All of this other stuff and fear porn flying around in the public domain thanks mainly to Fauci, our main current national menace, is just so much nonsense designed frighten you into submission.

We are in a very dangerous place at the moment. Be careful out there.

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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is a Raging, Despicable Hypocrite

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan couldn’t be bothered to try to protect her city’s citizens when they were seeing their property destroyed by rioters for two weeks in early June. She didn’t have a care in the world for business owners who had their stores looted and vandalized. She stood by and made fun of residents and workers in the 6 square block area of her city that was taken over by Antifa and BLM thugs and dubbed first the CHAZ and then the CHOP.

The Mayor praised the CHAZ/CHOP as a new “summer of love,” and continued to defend it even after her chief of police expressed her concern about not being able to help people in that zone of depravity who were being assaulted and beaten up. She even defended the heavily armed leftist criminals who ran the place after the first murder that happened there, only finally relenting and claiming she was going to let her police rid the zone of its human pestilence last weekend after a second murder had taken place.

But boy, let a member of her city council organize a protest action in front of her house and suddenly Mayor Jenny Durkan is an outraged woman of action.

From a piece by Sara Carter:

Seattle’s Mayor Jenny Durkan on Sunday issued a statement after a group gathered outside her home to protest her decision to dismantle their autonomous zone, saying the protestors have no “regard” for her “safety.”

“Mayor Durkan and her family are in the state program to keep their address confidential because of the death threats mostly related to her work as Seattle’s U.S. Attorney under President Obama,” a statement from the mayor’s office read. “Instead of working to make true change, Councilmember Sawant continues to choose political stunts. Tonight she did so without regard for the safety of the Mayor and her family. The Mayor was not even home – she was working at City Hall. Seattle can and should peacefully demonstrate but should not put families and children at risk.”

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That was on Sunday. Today, she issued a letter to the city council requesting that it “punish or expel” councilwoman Sawant for essentially doxxing her:

Mayor Durkan is justified in being concerned for her family over this leftist idiot’s decision to organize a potentially violent group of domestic terrorists to protest at her home. She is also the world’s worst hypocrite for refusing to express any similar concerns for the people of her city as their property was destroyed and their lives placed in danger as Durkan sat by and did nothing.

Bottom line: Jenny Durkan is today’s Worst Person in the World.

That is all.

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Friday News Roundup: Trump Saves Memorial, BLM Terrorist Funders, and Joe Biden Can’t do the Maths

Joe Biden can’t do the maths. – He’s just an Unfrozen Caveman Presumptive Nominee – our strange ways and numbers confuse him. Here’s Creepy Uncle Quid Pro Farty China Joe Biden, telling us that he believes that the Wuhan Virus has killed fully 1/3rd of all Americans:

You just could never make this stuff up, folks.

Speaking of stuff you just could never make up, officials have decided that it is no longer appropriate to display a statue of George Washington at….wait for it...GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY. I swear, I swear I do not make this stuff up:

Man, no one could have ever guessed. – If you still believe – after all of the rampant chaos and idiocy and anti-American lunacy you have seen from them over the past month – that Black Lives Matter is anything other than a dangerous domestic terrorist group, check out this story from the Washington Examiner:

The co-founder of Black Lives Matter names a convicted cop killer as one of her heroes, and the BLM national organization is fiscally sponsored through a leftist group whose board of directors includes a convicted terrorist.

Alicia Garza, one of three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter national organization, has repeatedly talked about how convicted cop killer and wanted domestic terrorist Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, is one of her main inspirations. Susan Rosenberg, a member of the board of directors for the left-wing Thousand Currents group, which handles the intake of donations made to Black Lives Matter, is a convicted terrorist who, among other things, was suspected of helping Shakur escape from prison.

Rosenberg, who was listed as the vice chairwoman of the board of directors for Thousand Currents until the webpage was pulled down this week, as first reported by the Capital Research Center, had been a member of the radical leftist revolutionary militant group known as the May 19th Communist Organization, affiliated with the Weather Underground terrorist group and other radicals. She was convicted on weapons and explosives charges and sentenced to 58 years in prison, serving 16 years before being pardoned by President Bill Clinton in January 2001.

Thousand Currents did not return a request for comment.

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Thousand Currents, of course, is just another of the hundreds of George Soros front groups that fund social unrest and violence in America today. If you were able to audit the group’s books, you would no doubt see it funding Antifa and other Democrat Party causes designed to destroy our country as well.

Black Lives Matter is just Antifa with another, more politically correct name. That’s all it is. If you still don’t get that, go stand in a corner until you do.

Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood Update – This would be a really good time to remind everyone that Barack Hussein Obama His Own Self, along with the Fainting Felon, helped the Muslim Brotherhood – people like the woman below – gain power in Egypt and across the Middle East:

At least I think that’s a woman – it’s really kind of hard to tell. If you are gay or Jewish and you vote for Democrats, you are voting for people who fund and support people who want you dead. That’s just a fact of life.

Hey, remember when BLM was going to tear down the Emancipation Memorial? – Yeah, that didn’t happen, thanks to President Trump. Trump ordered the federal Park Police to protect the memorial – which was funded by freed slaves – after BLM terrorists had announced they planned to congregate at Lincoln Park at 7:00 Thursday night to tear the thing down.

In keeping with the Trump agenda to protect the country against violent invaders like Mexican drug gangs, the Park Police responded by building a wall:

Protesters for and against the removal of the Emancipation Memorial debate in Lincoln Park yesterday in Washington, DC

From a story at the Daily Mail:

The Emancipation statue was first erected on April 11, 1876, exactly eleven years to the day of Lincoln’s assassination.

It was paid for by formerly enslaved people, many of them Black veterans, to honor Lincoln for the Emancipation Proclamation.

The fundraising was started after Virginian Charlotte Scott donated the first $5 she earned as a free person to create a memorial to Lincoln, according to DCist.

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That is what these terrorists want to tear down. That is the noble history they wish to erase. Despicable.

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Thursday News Roundup: CHOP Chopped, Dems Kill Police Reform, and BLM is Antifa

And thus the CHAZ/CHOP dies not with a bang, but with a whimper. – Seattle’s CHAZ/CHOP zone that has been supported and nurtured by Mayor Jenny Durkin and other depraved Democrat officials in the city and state governments appears to have run out of steam. The juvenile delinquent leaders of that Marxist armed insurrection on U.S. soil issued this unintentionally hilarious statement filled with Marxist jargon last night:

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Note the endorsements at the end for Mayor Durkin, Washington Governor Jay Inslee,  and Creepy Uncle Quid Pro Farty China Joe Biden. You support any of these Democrat politicians at your own personal peril. The Democrat Party is the real virus infecting America today.

And now it is time for the lawsuits! – Man, nobody could’ve seen this coming, right?

Hard to imagine why these business owners are upset. I mean, look at the courteous treatment the CHAZ/CHOP sub-humans gave to this particular local business owner trapped inside their zone:

Again, you support any Democrat politician at your own personal peril and the peril of your country’s survival. Stop doing it.

Meanwhile, this great American has had quite enough of the BLM/Antifa CHOP terrorists:

Democrats don’t really want police reform. – Just in case you thought the Democrats were serious about federal police reforms, well, think again. Yesterday they killed the only chance of that happening this year.

From a report by USA Today:

Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a police reform package they argue does not go far enough in implementing changes needed in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.

The measure failed 55-45, delivering a blow to the momentum on Capitol Hill to enact changes and likely lowering the chances that Congress will move on policing legislation before the November elections.

“I don’t know what it’s gonna take to wake up,” Sen. Tim Scott,of South Carolina, the sole Black Republican in the Senate, said during an impassioned speech. “We’ll move on. People will forget about it. You know what’s gonna happen? Something bad – and we’ll be right back here talking about what should have been done, what could have been done, why we must act now.”

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Senator Scott, who has had to deal with the most repugnant racist attacks on his character from Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin as this bill’s sponsor, is of course correct. Congress will move on and that’s exactly what the Democrats want to happen on this issue: Nothing.

The reason why is simple: Because they would not be able to take credit for it. With Democrats, everything is a political calculation, nothing more. If you vote for them, you do so at your own peril. Stop doing it.

If you still hold a favorable opinion of Black Lives Matter, you might want to actually pay attention here for once. – I have been telling you since the start of these riots that there is no real difference between the goals of Antifa and those of Black Lives Matter. They are both domestic terror groups created to be the armed forces of the Democrat Party, both are funded by George Soros front organizations, and both are led by Marxist/anarchist radicals whose goal is the destruction of the United States as a constitutional Republic.

For all intents and purposes, they are one and the same. Hawk Newsome, who says he is the “leader” of BLM in New York, just laid every bit of that reality out for you last night on Fox News with host Martha MacCallum.

You don’t have to believe me, just believe his own words, as reported by DailyWire:

MacCallum began the interview by noting Newsome’s apparent support for using violence to achieve political goals. “Obviously people watch what you say in that video, that you now want to shove legislation down people’s throats now that you have everyone’s attention, and you also have said that violence is sometimes necessary in these situations,” said MacCallum. “What exactly is it that you hope to achieve through violence?”

“Wow, it’s interesting that you would pose that question like that because this country is built upon violence,” said Newsome. “What was the American Revolution? What’s our … diplomacy across the globe? We go in and blow up countries and we replaced their leaders with leaders who would like. So for any American to accuse us of being violent, it’s extremely hypocritical.”

Newsome went on to frame his support of using violence as promoting “self-defense,” stating, “it seems to be the hypocrisy of America that when black people start talking about arming themselves and defending themselves, the talk is violent, but when white people grab assault rifles and go to our nation state capitals, it’s all good.”

“The only reason I posed that first question to you the way that I did it, I watched you talking on a bunch of different interviews today and you said, ‘burn it down,’” MacCallum said. “You said it, ‘burn it down, it’s time.’ So that makes me think that you want to ‘burn it down.’”

If this country doesn’t give us what we want then we will burn down the system and replace it,” Newsome responded.

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Do you get it now? Or are Mr. Newsome and a group of his fellow terrorists going to have to arrive at your front door and demand you sign over ownership of it before you figure it out? This is not complicated, folks.

About that Emancipation Memorial… – Newsome’s fellow BLM thugs promised on Tuesday to show up at the Emancipation Memorial in Washington DC’s Lincoln Park tonight at 7:00 ET to attempt to destroy it. You can be sure President Trump will not allow that planned event to take place.

Meanwhile, take a break from being filled with despicable lies about this monument by CNN and the rest of the depraved national news media, and watch as one great American explains why a group of freed slaves funded that project in the first place:

God bless this beautiful lady for standing up to the mob.

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The Tide is Turning on the American Taliban

The tide is turning now, folks. You can feel it in your bones, and you can see it in the shift of focus by the corrupt national news media. The American Taliban, aka Antifa and BLM, is being pushed back, its energy fading, its efforts to topple monuments failing and its major monument to cultural Marxism soon to be dismantled.

That monument to cultural Marxism would be the so-called CHOP area in Seattle, where violent rioters seized control of six city blocks in the Capitol Hill area with the help of members of the city council and Mayor Jenny Durkin, who ordered her police to stand down as the department’s 3rd precinct building was taken. After shooting incidents over the weekend that left one dead and two lying near death in a local hospital, Durkin, who spent the previous three weeks celebrating and supporting the violent juvenile delinquents in the CHOP, announced on Monday that the city would begin to dismantle the atrocity today.

The energy behind the nationwide protests and riots staged and instigated by the American Taliban has also obviously faded, as an increasing number of the guilty parties are being arrested and charged by local and federal law enforcement. It turns out that the masked dopes dressed in black Antifa outfits love to create havoc when the local Democrat mayor assists them by having their police stand down while they do their looting and burning, but they quickly turn into pathetic cowards when they see their leaders and cohorts being arrested and placed at risk of serving long prison sentences.

Even better, the dimwit Talibanites in New York City are now turning on their own, last night staging a major protest outside Gracie Mansion, where Marxist New York Mayor Warren Wilhem, aka, Bill de Blasio resides:

You gotta love that.

But it gets even better. After weeks of tearing down various monuments in Democrat-run cities without any pushback from neutered police departments, a group of Antifa thugs made the mistake last night of trying to take down the famous statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House.

These rioters may have had the tacit approval of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, but they lacked the approval of the U.S. Park Police and other federal law enforcement officials who quickly arrived at the scene and put the action down:

The monument to Old Hickory still stands, and the rioters limped away from the scene after vandalizing St. John’s Church one more time, an action that has become passe’ and which few Americans even care about anymore since the Episcopal Bishop revealed herself to be an active part of the resistance after the church almost burned to the ground a few weeks ago.

Everywhere you look, the American Taliban is losing steam. They attempted to set up another CHOP area last Friday in Seattle South, which we Texans still refer to as Austin, but that failed as well when the Austin police refused to allow them to seize the department’s downtown precinct building.

Everything they try now is failing. Add that to the fact that ordinary Americans who initially knee-jerked to support BLM’s cause are increasingly becoming repulsed by their violent and excessive actions, along with the revelation that the group’s founders brag about being “trained Marxists.”

During his speech at the Tulsa rally on Saturday, President Trump remarked that he thinks we’re better off just sitting by and watching these Democrat mayors and governors fail. That has been his approach all along, as it has been obvious that the Democrats and their Taliban wing have been desperately trying to goad him into overreacting and ordering in the troops.

That approach of letting the Democrat state and local leaders fail on their own is now being rewarded with the Taliban’s movement now fading out with a whimper instead of its hoped-for violent confrontation with federal law enforcement.

As I pointed out last week, America is not falling apart, as much as the corrupt news media and Democrats would love you to think it is. Though it has been hyped by the media and its fake polls as somehow representing the majority sentiment all over the country, the agitators and rioters you have seen on your TV screens for the past month are really just a tiny sliver of our society.

What America has witnessed over the last month is what our country would look like under a Joe Biden presidency, and you can bet that a constantly-increasing number of voters are waking up to that reality as you read this.

Remain calm and live your lives. The good guys are winning.

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Larry Schweikart: An Alternative Theory of the Riots

Guest Piece by Larry Schweikart

Some of you may know that I’m a historian of American banking and finance—that was my original research area and I probably wrote 4-5 books on the subject. What makes that all the more remarkable is that I never took a formal course in banking, finance, or even economics in my life. It was all “on the job training.”

So in a recent chat with a former co-author, Professor Charles Calormiris of Columbia University, on an article that came to be the most-cited piece I’ve ever written (“The Panic of 1857,” Journal of Economic History), our conversation naturally turned to banking. He began discussing research from his 2015 book “Fragile By Design” with Stephen Haber. He mentioned that something they found in that book now seemed all the clearer in light of recent riots.

In the 1990s through the early 2000s, there was a merger wave occurring among banks and financial firms. Many of you will remember your local, hometown banks began to disappear, replaced by J. P. Morgan Chase, Citibank, Wachovia, and Bank of America. It turns out that in the late 1990s, in order to gain congressional approval for these pending mergers, the banks needed to get certain legislators on their side. Legislators who were, shall we say, highly persuaded by minority communities. More to the point, the big banks needed leading black organizations and leaders to support their mergers.

Now, you ask, what possibly could be the benefit to minorities of having giants like Citibank or Chase take over more local banks? Under normal circumstances, nothing. But shakedown artists like Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton always know where to find a buck. In this case it was “community reinvestment.” Banks, they figured, could be “encouraged” to make massive loans in minority neighborhoods. Gee, someone might have to, er, “direct” such lending, wouldn’t they?

Absolutely. May I introduce NCRC, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. Bank loans to the “minority community” were funneled through the NCRC—no doubt with the reverends taking a reasonable fee for their services—and in return, the black community wrote letters and gave testimony supporting the mergers. Just how much money are we talking about here? Two trillion dollars.

That money began to run out in 2015. The loans were usually either 10- or 15-year loan programs. “What’s the big deal? Just go back and shake them down again,” you say. Not so fast: the mergers are already complete. The banks don’t need the black community anymore. Just where were the bulk of these loans made? Oh, my friends, you know the answer to that. Calomiris and Haber found the usual suspects: Baltimore, St. Louis, Chicago—virtually anywhere there has been a riot recently.

It’s abundantly clear that one (perhaps only one, but perhaps the most important) of the factors that kept the streets quiet was the “walkin’ around money” spread by the banks seeking mergers. While the “Black Lives Matter” corporate coercion may produce relative dabs of cash, the leaders of these movements cannot hope to make up a $2 trillion shortfall. There may be much more to these riots than just “police brutality.” The gravy train has run out, and for now, even the ransom payments from corporate America won’t come close to replacing it.

Larry Schweikart is a historian, the co-author of A Patriot’s History of the United States with Michael Allen, author of Reagan: The American President, and is “America’s History Teacher” with a full US and World History curriculum for homeschoolers and other educators at www.wildworldofhistory.com.

 

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Friday News Roundup: Tulsa Curfew, Portland Chaos, CBS Wants a Race War and Hating John Bolton

Tulsa’s Mayor starts prepping for a riot. – With reports flying around about Antifa and Black Lives Matter already busing in out-of-state agitators to stage riots in his city this Saturday, Republican Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum declared a state of emergency Thursday and established a 10:00 p.m. curfew that will remain in effect through Saturday.

Twitter predictably erupted with howls of outrage about the hundreds of Trump supporters who have been camping out at the rally site since Monday being forced to move, but the Mayor’s action here is entirely rational.

As a part of his declaration, Mayor Bynum states that ““I have received information from the Tulsa Police Department and other law enforcement agencies that shows that individuals from organized groups who have been involved in destructive and violent behavior in other States are planning to travel to the city of Tulsa for purposes of causing unrest in and around the rally.”

This move by these two Soros-funded domestic terrorist groups to create what will almost certainly become riots without firm police control is entirely predictable. I’d have frankly been stunned if they didn’t engage in this behavior – it’s right out of the Soros/Alinsky/Democrat Party playbook.

In the emergency declaration, the Mayor declares that the implementation of the curfew is necessary so that his police department has time today and tomorrow to properly secure the area around the downtown arena in order to create the best conditions for the prevention of the rioting, looting and burning that we have seen in Democrat-controlled cities all over the country in recent weeks.

Bottom line: This is what responsible mayors do when they know that outside agitators are coming into their city to stage riots. Instead of whining about this move on Twitter, Trump fans should be celebrating the fact that the people of Tulsa have been smart enough to avoid putting Democrats in control of their city.

This is what they want to do to the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial. – Meanwhile, in the Democrat-run city of Portland , Oregon, chaos continues to reign. Take a look at this:

Do not doubt that they would love to do the same to the monuments in Washington, DC. Antifa and Black Lives Matter have in recent weeks distributed flyers to their supporters that include instructions on ways to undermine the foundation of the Washington Monument to cause it to topple over just as this statue was toppled last night.  These people are indistinguishable from ISIS and the Taliban with their goals of erasing history and the monuments to it.

“CBS wants a race war.” – That was the statement made by Caleb Hull yesterday, but he might as well have included pretty much every corrupt national news outlet. Here’s the tweet:

Hull was reacting to an extremely and intentionally misleading headline published by CBS News yesterday describing an incident in which white police officers shot another black man. Here’s an excerpt from a story in the DC Examiner about it:

CBS News drew criticism Wednesday for a headline on a story involving police shooting and killing a black man without mentioning the man allegedly opened fire first.

“Deputies kill half-brother of black man found hanged in park,” a CBS headline posted on Twitter Wednesday read, referring to the death of Terron Jammal Boone.

Boone was the half-brother of Robert Fuller, a black man found hanging in a park on June 10 in what was first believed to be a suicide before the coroner walked back that conclusion.

The tweet doesn’t include the police report that states officers attempted to stop Boone, who was wanted for kidnapping, spousal assault, and assault with a deadly weapon, at which point he jumped out of his vehicle and opened fire on officers before they shot and killed him.

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As is so often the case, it isn’t what an evil, corrupt news outlet did say that’s the problem so much as what it left out.

The fake, corrupt news media is an existential threat to our nation’s survival. This CBS headline/story is but one of a thousand examples we see of this with every passing week.

In case you missed it… – Chief Justice John Roberts betrayed America once again yesterday, siding with the liberal minority on the court in yet another atrocity of a 5-4 decision DACA. Read all about it at this link.

So, you hate John Bolton? Welcome to the party, pal. – Everyone in Washington hates John Bolton. At least, that’s what the very lefist folks at Politico are telling us this morning in a very interesting expose’ on the feckless warmonger who is hawking a new book this week.

Here’s an excerpt:

John Bolton has few friends left in D.C.

A day after excerpts from his bombshell new book emerged excoriating President Donald Trump, the former national security adviser has managed to turn everyone against him.

Republicans say he’s a disgruntled sensationalist who’s merely trying to make money off his book. And Democrats, once buoyed by Bolton’s turn against Trump, now say he is “unpatriotic” for documenting his claims in a book rather than testifying before Congress during Trump’s impeachment inquiry.

Several Republicans this week took direct shots at Bolton, a neoconservative once heralded as the gold standard for the GOP on foreign policy and national security issues.

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) said Bolton is “somebody who thought he was being hired to be the commander in chief, and he wasn’t.” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he found it hard to take seriously “anyone who claims to have witnessed treason and obstruction of justice and tells about it in a book.”

“Every meeting I’ve been in with John Bolton, he views himself as the smartest person in the room,” added Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), the No. 3 GOP leader. “He thinks he should be president, speaker of the House and chief justice of the Supreme Court all at the same time.”

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Nobody likes a lying warmonger, it seems. That appears to be the only thing both parties can get together on these days.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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The BLM Long Knives Come out for Val Demings

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Nobody’s immune from the BLM intolerance mob. – Val Demings, the former police chief of Orlando, Florida and current congresswoman from there, has been getting a ton of attention from the corrupt news media since she has been regularly mentioned as being on the short list to become the running mate of Creepy Uncle Quid Pro Farty China Joe Biden. But in these days of the lunatic cancel culture, that kind of attention can be a dangerous thing.

Demings is finding that out the hard way this morning as she has now become the latest target of the leftist intolerance mob, led by Black Lives Matter. Specifically, she has become the target of one Hawk Newsome, who styles himself as the President of the New York Chapter of Black Lives Matter. Asked by a reporter about Demings, Newsome responded by saying “Joe Biden would be an idiot to put her on his ticket.’People are already on the fence about him. When black people become police officers, they are no longer black. They are blue. And I have been told this by numerous officers.”

Well, golly, there you go. See, to Black Lives Matter, Black lives don’t matter once they’ve turned “blue.” Just as the 30-40 Black lives that are snuffed out every weekend by Black gangsters in Chicago don’t matter. Just as the hundreds of thousands of Black lives that are ended by an abortionist’s knife in a Planned Parenthood facility every year don’t matter.

The only Black lives that matter to Black Lives Matter are Black lives that are politically advantageous to the Democrat Party.

That’s the truth about Black Lives Matter.

Ok, so, who’s next on that list? – Did someone say Senator Kamala Harris? Oh, yeah, girl, they’re coming for you next. Do not doubt it.

See, Kamala Harris spent years serving as the Attorney General of California, otherwise known as that state’s chief law enforcement officer. You think she isn’t “blue” in the racist, bigoted eyes of Black Lives Matter activists? Please.

Harris has already taken a lot of grief over the fact that, while serving in her previous post, she was an avid enforcer of maximum sentencing laws aimed at drug offenders, a disproportionate percentage of whom happen to be Black. Even better for the Black Lives Matter intolerance mob, there are all kinds of video and audio clips out there circulating around the interwebs capturing a smiling, mocking Harris in all her Willie Brown supported glory, bragging about sending all of those Black people off to prison for many years.

So, given that Biden’s handlers are under great pressure now to choose a Black woman to be their elderly, doddering candidate’s running mate, who does that leave on the list?

Well, there’s Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, whose official bio doesn’t really talk at all about what she might have achieved before becoming Mayor. But she spent several years in law practice and as a judge, so you kind of have to wonder what she might be trying to hide right now from the Intolerance Mob. She also was very critical of the recent riots that BLM helped to organize in her city, and, unlike her peers in Minneapolis, New York City, Seattle, Chicago and Portland, made aggressive use of her police force in quelling them.

Bottoms is now faced with even more rioting in her city due to another police killing of a Black suspect, whose only “crime” appears to have been getting drunk and falling asleep in his car, which was parked in a fast food restaurant’s parking lot. Given that Bottoms had her police out in force again last night, she’s obviously got a problem unless she backs off and lets BLM and Antifa set up an autonomous zone around CNN headquarters.

Then there’s Susan Rice, the pathological liar who served as Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor. Aside from being a very poor liar – which most Democrat voters consider to be a real qualification in a vice presidential or presidential candidate – Rice doesn’t appear to have any obvious “blue” disqualifications in her background, which has almost exclusively been spent in appointed political jobs.

As a result, Rice may win the Democrat Veepstakes by default unless something as yet unrevealed about her should come to light.

Should that happen, the Biden elder abusers can always turn their eyes back to Georgia gubernatorial looooooser Stacey Abrams. Abrams was all over the media this week, sadly admitting that she hasn’t received any calls from Biden’s handlers about the job, reminding everyone how eager she is to become the least qualified vice president in American history.

Keep your chin up, Stacey, there’s still hope!

Holy crap.

That is all.

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