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Trump to Provide Justice for Roger Stone; Mike Flynn Sees His Own Justice Delayed Again

There will be justice, even if President Trump has to provide it himself. – Days before he was to report to federal prison as a result of his Soviet-style prosecution by the Mueller Special Counsel thugs, a corrupt federal judge and a rigged jury, Roger Stone will apparently have his absurdly harsh sentence commuted by President Donald J. Trump. The announcement could come as soon as this evening.

From a story at Fox News:

President Trump is expected to announce that he will commute Roger Stone’s sentence, just days before the longtime political operative is slated to report to prison to serve more than three years for charges stemming from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Fox News has learned.

Sources told Fox News Friday that the president could announce a commutation of Stone’s sentence as early as Friday evening.

The president, as recently as Friday morning, has said he was “looking at” offering Stone clemency, saying he was “very unfairly treated.”

Stone was set to report to prison on July 14 to serve 40 months. He was sentenced in February to more than three years in prison after being convicted in November 2019 on seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress on charges that stemmed from Mueller’s investigation. Stone, however, has appealed his conviction and continues to deny any wrongdoing.

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Thus, a despicable abuse and corruption of the federal justice system will be remedied not by the courts themselves or by the Department of Justice, but by the President himself. It’s a damn shame it had to come to this, but bless President Trump for being willing to take this action and withstand the firestorm of condemnation that will inevitably come his way from the Democrats and their toadies in the corrupt national news media.

Meanwhile, General Mike Flynn sees his own justice delayed yet again. – The full body of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals today ordered Mike Flynn and his badass attorney, Sidney Powell, to respond within 10 days to Judge Emmet Sullivan’s request for an en banc hearing. The Circuit Court also invited the DOJ to file a response of its own.

In the same order, the Court placed a stay on the previous order by the 3-judge panel that Sullivan must dismiss the case against Flynn by July 24, pending a hearing on the merits of Sullivan’s en banc request.

From a piece at TruNews.com:

The full court has not decided on the validity of the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss, or of Flynn’s lawyer’s petition for a writ of mandamus to require Sullivan to approve the DOJ motion. Rather, it has given both sides up to 10 days to present their arguments related to those matters, and in the meantime, the June 24 order is stayed:

“Upon consideration of the petition for the rehearing en banc, it is, on the court’s own motion,

“ORDERED that, within 10 days of the date of this order, petitioner file a response to the petition for rehearing en banc. not to exceed 3,900 words. The government is invited to respond in its discretion within the same ten-day period. Any response from the government may not exceed 3,900 words. Absent an order of the court, a reply to the responses will not be accepted for filing. It is

“FURTHER ORDERED that the effectiveness of this court’s order issued June 24, 2020, will be stayed pending disposition of the petition for rehearing en banc. See D.C. Cir. Rule 41(a)(3) (order granting writ becomes effective automatically 21 days after issuance in the absence of an order or other special direction of this court to the contrary).”

The three-judge panel’s order was set to go into force next Wednesday. In the meantime, retired federal judge John Gleeson has sought to move forward with his continued witch hunt against Flynn. He had been appointed by Sullivan to make a case for why he should not approve the DOJ motion to dismiss all charges against the former national security adviser.

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And so, the run-out-the-clock strategy being played by Sullivan and his Lawfare lawyers continues to find success and willing accomplices in the federal court system.

Despicable.

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Masking the Truth: It’s not about the Virus, It’s about Obedience

Guest Piece by Karen Kataline

The Left has sprinted past what we previously thought was a line in the sand between personal freedom and forced, state dictates for personal behavior.

The breach of that boundary has led to numerous other fundamental rights crumbling to dust along with our historical monuments.

There is still time to restore those boundaries and our rights but only if we start telling the truth en masse and defying unjust edicts from lawless lawmakers.  Sadly, we can no longer depend that there will be enough lawful lawmakers to protect our liberties. We must protect them.

Coronavirus is still being used as an excuse to crack down on our freedoms despite false projections that even the CDC dramatically ratcheted down months ago.

Democrat governors and other politicians are refusing to relinquish the “emergency powers” they have awarded to themselves that allowed them to continue lock downs and restrictions of citizens and their businesses on their whim.

As if they somehow thought of it independently, they continue to act simultaneously to tighten their demands and micromanage our lives.  They have now moved from suggesting to demanding that we all, no matter our health, risk level, or opinion are to be forced to wear masks in public. What a perfect and ever-present reminder that we are not in charge of our lives. They are.

Even weak-willed Republicans like Governor Greg Abbott of Texas have become lost in this masquerade.

It doesn’t matter whether masks work or make sense. It only matters that it has been a wildly successful tool for obedience training in collectivism for Americans. Socialism can’t take hold without it.

The avowed and secret socialists among us are engaged in an all-out battle to punish America for being built precisely on that individualism and for flourishing because of a constitution that was created to protect it.

While Democrat tacticians have their Democrat politicians ramping up threats of fines and jail time for refusing to wear a mask, they’re also pushing the idea that masks are “cool.”  There is a whole new cottage industry that is marketing masks as an opportunity to make a “signature” fashion statement. There’s nothing quite like superficial individuality to “mask” one’s prostration to serfdom and conformity.

Savvy watchers of the Left were suspicious early on when they noticed a familiar Leftist tactic being warmed up and served for public consumption. They went to work making it socially acceptable to vilify dissenters and brand them as selfish. They rush to reward it.

How dare anyone question the efficacy of masks or the use of bullying and intimidation to force Americans to comply?  How dare anyone care about their own personal freedom and the freedom of their fellow citizens, even those too ignorant or complacent to care?  “We’re in the middle of a pandemic!” They scold, self-righteously.

Masks create further alienation and suspicion between friends, neighbors and business associates. They muzzle us while helping snitches to easily identify dissenters.

We have seen how deadly the combination of collectivism and social bullying can be. It can often lead to mob rule and violence. At that point, politicians don’t have to worry about enforcing their unconstitutional orders. The mob does it for them.

Masks also blur the lines between criminals and law-abiding citizens. We are indistinguishable from Antifa and other groups who now commit heinous crimes in plain sight and with impunity. The backward subliminal message is that masked people are law-abiding and unmasked people are criminals.

After watching the same Democrat politicians refuse to impose their own orders on rioters, looters and vandals, their credibility is lower than the fatality rate of the coronavirus.

In light of such a blatant dereliction of duty to protect their innocent constituents, they still have the chutzpah to claim that it is compassion that compels them to order us to wear masks.

The good news is that a growing number of people believe that these suffocating orders are ridiculous and even dangerous. The bad news is that most still only whisper it in muffled tones behind their cloth masks.

As we have seen, complying with the orders of authoritarians only brings more authoritarianism. Masks will continue to be a major battleground on which we can beat it back.

Previously polite, law-abiding citizens must unmask themselves and let their voices be heard. Unlike their oppressive opposition, they have little interest in vilifying those who choose to wear a mask for their own reasons.

In the 1982 film, Ben Kingsley portrayed Gandhi as saying, “100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate.”

It’s time to stop cooperating.

Karen Kataline is a commentator, columnist & talk show host. She holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and is a frequent guest host on AM Talk Radio.

 

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More FBI Flynn Docs Come to Light Thanks to Judge Emmet Sullivan’s Stalling

Can someone please fire Christopher Wray already? Please? – Jeffrey Jensen, the U.S. attorney for Eastern Missouri assigned by AG William Barr to review the DOJ’s despicable conduct of the Mike Flynn frame-up case earlier this year, came through again today with the revelation of more potentially exculpatory documents that had been withheld from Flynn’s lawyers by the FBI.

The documents include handwritten notes from both FBI Super-Duper Agent and aspiring Latin Lover Peter Strzok and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Tashina Gauhar related to the January 25, 2017 meeting in which Strzok and fellow FBI agent Joe Pientka attempted to entrap General Flynn. Also included in this latest belated tranche of documents is an internal DOJ memo dated January 30 and hand-written notes by then-Acting AG Dana Boente dated March 30, 2017.

From a piece at the Washington Examiner:

Documents declassified this year indicate that Strzok abruptly stopped the FBI from closing its investigation into Flynn in early January 2017 at the insistence of the FBI’s “seventh floor” after the bureau had uncovered “no derogatory information” on Flynn. Emails showed Strzok, along with FBI lawyer Lisa Page and several others, sought to continue investigating Flynn, even considering the Logan Act.

Notes from the FBI’s head of counterintelligence, Bill Priestap, show him asking, “What is our goal? Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?”

An email from March 2017 by Gauhar and notes taken by her in May 2017 are mentioned a number of times in special counsel Robert Mueller’s lengthy 2019 report. Mueller found that the Russians interfered in the 2016 election in a “sweeping and systematic fashion,” but he “did not establish” any criminal conspiracy between Trump and Russia.

Boente, who resigned from his position as the FBI’s general counsel effective at the end of June after a decadeslong career in the Justice Department, was the last-remaining active government official who signed off on one of the flawed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants targeting onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Strzok, Gauhar, and Boente are among the key players in the Russia investigation whom Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, named as possible targets for a subpoena as part of his panel’s inquiry into the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane counterintelligence investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign.

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Notably, this latest batch of withheld FBI documents would not have come to light at all were it not for the efforts by federal judge Emmet Sullivan to do everything he can to keep this case alive past the November elections. Proponents of the “trust the plan” crowd, like that “DrawandStrike” guy on Twitter, will no doubt cackle that this fact means that Sullivan is somehow now a “white hat” – just like Rod Rosenstein and Jeff Sessions – who is an integral part of Trump and Barr’s 5D thinking process.

In reality, Sullivan is just a clearly-compromised jackass who is refusing to dismiss the case still, two full weeks after he was ordered by a 3-judge panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals to do so. As Flynn attorney Sidney Powell noted yesterday, any other judge would have acted within 24 to 48 hours of receiving that order from the DC Circuit, but Sullivan is clearly still hoping to find some way to continue extending the case even past the July 16 hearing that he had scheduled prior to the Circuit Court’s order.

In any event, US Attorney Jensen keeps plugging away, and it’s a safe bet that the utterly corrupt “law enforcement” agency that is the FBI still has more secrets yet to be revealed. What a travesty this all is.

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Good News for America Abounds – Democrats, Corrupt News Media Hardest Hit

“We need new experts. Monkeys throwing crap at a poster with random numbers on it are more accurate.”

That’s a quote from a friend when I posted a link on Facebook to the story that Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Index (NMI) rose to 57.1% in June, which naturally was vastly stronger the “experts” quoted by the corrupt news media had anticipated.

From that story at PeoplesPunditDaily:

Forecasts ranged from a low of 46.0 to a high of 52.7. The consensus forecast was 50.1. This is the largest single-month percentage-point gain since the NMI debut in 1997.

Last week, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Index (PMI) also came in stronger than expected at 52.6% in June, up from 43.1% in May. This reading further indicated the overall economy in expansion for the second straight month after one month of contraction that ended 131 consecutive months of growth.

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This latest piece of great news follows last week’s Labor Department report of non-farm payroll job additions for June of 4.8 million, which almost doubled the “experts'” projection of 2.5 million.

Naturally, everyone in the national Democrat Party and in the corrupt news media – but I am being redundant – will respond to this wonderful news exactly as they responded to last Friday’s new study proving that Hydroxychloroquine is effective at treating COVID-19: With abject outrage and horror.

Because – repeat after me – Good News For America is Always, Without Exception, Bad News for the Democrats and their Corrupt Media Toadies.

Here’s another piece of great news for America that hits the Democrat/Media Complex of Disinformation hardest: In a unanimous ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that states do indeed have the absolute right to require Electors to vote for the president candidate that actually won their respective state. Apparently, whomever it is that has been compromising Chief Justice John Roberts either did not care about this decision or is currently out of the country.

From a report at CNBC:

Under the complex rules that govern American elections, it is the vote of the Electoral College that ultimately determines the winner of the presidency.

Virtually every state — besides Maine and Nebraska — allocates all of its Electoral College representation to electors who have committed to vote for the winner of the state popular vote. And most states, including Washington and Colorado, have laws that require electors to vote for their pledged candidate. The electors argued that the enforcement of those laws was unconstitutional.

Micheal Baca, the Colorado elector, was replaced before he could cast his vote for former Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Three Washington electors were hit with $1,000 fines after voting for former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Lower courts divided on the issue, with courts in Colorado and Washington ultimately coming down on opposite sides. The federal appeals court in Colorado sided with Baca, while the Washington Supreme Court sided with the state and upheld the fines.

The Supreme Court’s action on Monday affirmed the Washington court’s decision and reversed the Colorado decision.

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So, here we see a looming strategy the Democrats had hoped to deploy following the November elections shot down by the Supremes before it can get underway. Somewhere, Brian Stelter is binge-eating a dozen jelly donuts because his stress level has shot through the roof.

Serendipity strikes. – As luck would have it, Senator Chuck Grassley posted this tweet as I was typing this piece up:

Understand that Chuck Grassley is not just some random senator. He is the long-time chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and will take that post from Lindsey Graham next January if the GOP holds onto its Senate majority. Grassley knows that is happening with the Durham investigation, and if you read the wording of that tweet carefully, he is conveying his belief that prosecutions are in the offing.

He is also warning Durham and Barr not to wait until after the election to engage in prosecutions under the absurd reasoning that doing so would influence the presidential race. The fact is that delaying prosecutions would in and of itself be an overtly political act that would influence the race.

That tweet from Grassley is a public signal of his approval for Barr and Durham to get their butts in gear. Coming as it does from the Senator who will most likely be in charge of the DOJ budget in a few months, that is a strong signal indeed.

If Barr/Durham follow Grassley’s signal, that would also be great news for America and awful news for the Democrats and their corrupt media toadies.

Let’s go.

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Sunday News Roundup: Tulsa Rally, Chop Murder, Barr-Berman Battle and Bad Lindsey Graham

Happy Father’s Day, y’all! – It wasn’t an entirely happy Father’s Day eve for President Donald Trump in Tulsa yesterday.  After all of the buildup and the hype about have a million requests for tickets, it appeared that no more than 15-20,000 people congregated in downtown Tulsa on Saturday, with only about 10,000 able to ultimately make their way into the BOK Center by 7:00 ET, when the doors were closed as the event began.

The massive COVID-19 fear porn campaign mounted by the corrupt news media obviously had its intended effect to diminish the turnout. Once the entries to the area opened, the combination of having to test everyone’s temperature and screen them through security, along with a group of Antifa/BLM thugs who forced the closing of one of the entry points, made the process too slow to get everyone inside to fill the arena.

None of that impacted the President’s mood once he took the stage, though. He was as animated as ever, and held the crowd’s rapt attention for 2 solid hours, like Paul McCartney does on is concert tours. But the media reports won’t focus on that – they’ll focus exclusively on the turnout, because that is what they do.

And they certainly will never show you this photo of the campaign “rally” held by Creepy Uncle Quid Pro Farty China Joe Biden earlier on Saturday:

Seriously, he’s better off in the basement.

One more note about Tulsa. – The city and state governments, led by Republicans, did their jobs of keeping their streets peaceful and safe both for the attendees and for the public at-large. It was a stark contrast to the refusal of Democrat mayors and governors to do their respective duties in places like Minneapolis, New York, Portland, Atlanta and Chicago in recent weeks.

That of course is another aspect of Saturday’s events you will not see any corrupt news outlet report on today.

In other news… – In one of many interesting parts of the President’s speech, he talked about Seattle’s CHOP, or as the town’s nitwit Mayor calls it, “The Summer of Love.” That lovefest produced a murder Friday night in which one person was shot and killed and another lies in critical condition in a local hospital. When police attempted to enter the “cop-free zone” to investigate, they were met with a roadblock of violent thugs.

Sara Jean Green | The Seattle Times

In his speech, the President said that he has repeatedly offered to bring in the National Guard and clear the place out, but the leftist mayor has refused to do anything. From a report at Breitbart:

“I have an offer out. I said any time you want, we will come in and straighten it out in one hour or less,” Trump said at his rally.

“Now I may be wrong, but it’s probably better for us to just watch that disaster. Let it simmer for a while. Let them see what radical left Democrats will do to our country.”

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From a strategic political standpoint, that’s probably right. But from the standpoint of ensuring that all Americans – including those Americans who live and own businesses inside the CHOP – have their constitutional rights protected, it is not.

When they are sworn into office, elected members of city and state governments swear they will do their duty to ensure those rights are protected. The city and state governments in Seattle and Washington have abandoned that duty. While the system of federalism obligates the President to afford those lower officials every opportunity to do their jobs, at some point he has a similar obligation to act.

In addition to the illegal seizure of property, we’ve already had one murder and reports by the Seattle Chief of Police of multiple rapes and assaults taking place in the “Summer of Love.” The President will have to decide how much more of this lawlessness he is willing to tolerate before taking action, because it is obvious that the local government and Governor Jay Inslee just don’t give a damn.

“I won’t quit! Wait, you’re firing me? You can’t fire me! I quit!” – That was pretty much exactly how Saturday went for now ex-SDNY U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. As reported here on Saturday morning, Berman refused his opportunity to resign gracefully after it was offered to him by Attorney General William Barr Friday afternoon.

Early Saturday afternoon, Barr sent Berman a letter that said, in effect, ok, then, you’re fired effective immediately. Hilariously, realizing that he is in fact screwed to the wall here, Berman then responded with this:

So, having forfeited his only graceful means of exit, Berman resorts to just making one up.  Either way, he’s gone and that’s a very good thing for America.

Bad Lindsey Graham to the rescue! – For the Democrats, that is. After Berman’s firing was announced and Barr made clear that the President intends to nominate Jay Clayton, the current chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to replace him, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, quickly stepped in to provide a roadblock of his own.

It is very telling that Graham’s very first reaction to all of this is to announce that he will stand on archaic Senate procedure to obstruct Clayton’s nomination. Graham falsely stated that he has always respected the Senate’s “blue-slip” tradition in such nominations, in which home state senators must signal their approval before any nominee can move forward. Thus, he in effect provides New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand with veto power over Clayton’s nomination.

Graham has in fact completely ignored objections by home-state senators in the cases of multiple federal judge nominees over the past 18 months. Further, Democrats have ignored this “tradition” en masse when both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama moved to willy-nilly fire almost every incumbent U.S. Attorney they inherited and replace them all. Graham was actually in the Senate when that happened in 2009 and was completely submissive to it.

But now that a Republican President wants to replace a single corrupt U.S. attorney, Bad Lindsey Graham decides he simply must stand on stupid, non-productive Senate ceremony. Because of course he does.

As Tucker Carlson tells you almost every night of the week on his show, the GOP caucus in the congress is little more than a collection of useless gas bags, and Senator Graham may well be the worst of the entire lot.

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Thursday News Roundup: Democrat Racism, Trump Reviews Book, and America’s Taliban

280-character Book Reviews, By Donald J. Trump. – The President of the United States posted this free book review on his Twitter account overnight.:

Ok, then, I think I’ll forego this one and read the new Michael Connelly novel instead. Thanks.

The National Security Council that Bolton himself formerly led also weighed in on the book with this statement last night:

NSC has determined that the manuscript in its present form contains certain passages—some up to several paragraphs in length—that contain classified national security information. In fact, the NSC has determined that information in the manuscript is classified at the Confidential, Secret, and Top Secret levels. Accordingly, the publication and release of The Room Where it Happened would cause irreparable harm, because the disclosure of instances of classified information in the manuscript reasonably could be expected to cause serious damage, or exceptionally grave damage, to the national security of the United States.

Oh.

In case you missed it, the LA Times reported yesterday that the Department of Justice is apparently contemplating the filing of criminal charges against Bolton given that he decided to go ahead with the book’s publication without completing the required vetting process involving the NSC, the DOJ and the Pentagon. Those “high-level discussions” apparently go all the way up to Attorney General Barr himself.

Should DOJ move forward with such charges for revealing classified intelligence, millions of Americans will wonder why similar charges have yet to be pursued against Democrats like Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, James Comey and Andrew McCabe, among many others. Still, filing against someone, anyone would be welcome progress.

Well, hey, this should make Barr’s decision even easier. – For its own part, the book’s publisher, Simon and Schuster – which appears to be the go-to publisher for Deep State hacks like Bolton – says the genie is already out of the bottle here in terms of halting the book’s publication:

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Ok, so, criminal charges it is, then. Or at least, it should be. We’ll see.

As you watch the hyperbolic fake news coverage of Bolton’s book, remember this John Bolton clip from 2010:

Because Republican Black lives don’t matter to Black Lives Matter. – Check this out…

That’s the kind of racist crap you have to deal with if you are a Black person who holds to conservative values. Durbin later claimed his remark was a mere slip of the tongue and offered a Clintonian non-apology apology, but nobody really believes that. Durbin is a guy who never utters a public word that hasn’t been vetted with a focus group. But hey, he’s a Democrat, so being an overt racist is ok.

CORONAPANIC UPDATE: Thus far in Texas, 2088 residents have had their deaths attributed to COVID-19, which we all know is a highly inflated number. By comparison, during the 2019-2020 Season for the common flu and pneumonia, Texas has recorded 8,157 deaths due to those respiratory illnesses according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.
That’s 8,157 deaths for which no one screams we must wear a mask or stay at home, vs. 2,088 deaths about which everyone screams.
We are officially insane.
This concludes your CORONAPANIC UPDATE for today.

Hey, look, Old Faithful just erupted in Las Vegas:

Anyone who has ever visited Vegas knows that it is just a matter of time before someone puts up a neon sign that reads “Old Vegas Faithful,” and starts collecting resort fees, parking fees and COVID-19 surcharges. Then they’ll start taking bets on how long the man-made geyser lasts, with the House taking 6% of the proceeds as its cut. If this were 1980 again, a third of the house collections would then be skimmed and sent back to the Kansas City and Chicago mobs, with another small share going to Harry Reid and the other members of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

But hey, it’s not 1980 anymore.

Quick, somebody tell me the difference between today’s Democrats and their BLM/Antifa mobs and the Taliban, because I’m not seeing one. – The war on history and monuments to history continues in California, where the Democrat-dominated state assembly just voted to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus from the state capitol building.

From a report at Breitbart:

A statement that was signed by  Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D), and Assembly Rules Committee Chairman Ken Cooley (D) read:

Christopher Columbus is a deeply polarizing historical figure given the deadly impact his arrival in this hemisphere had on indigenous populations. The continued presence of this statue in California’s Capitol, where it has been since 1883, is completely out of place today,” It is unclear when the statue will be removed from the state building.

The decision comes as left-wing activist groups, including Black Lives Matter, and Democrat lawmakers have called for historical statues to be taken down in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis.

On Tuesday, a statue of Christopher Columbus was removed from a St. Louis, Missouri, park — Tower Grove Park — after commissioners who manage it voted in favor of the move.

The day prior, after a bust of Christopher Columbus was taken down in Detroit, Michigan, and placed in storage. On Friday, officials in Wilmington, Delaware — the town in which former Vice President Joe Biden resides — removed statues of both Columbus and Caesar Rodney.

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How much longer before the book burnings begin? Asking for a friend?

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Sunday News Roundup: Atlanta Riots, Austin De-Funds Police, CDC Pushes Panic Porn

Here we go again. – Riots broke out in Atlanta last night after video emerged of another questionable police killing of a black man. Here is an excerpt from a report at Aljazeera, which sadly is a far more reliable source of actual information these days than most American media outlets:

Atlanta’s Police Department on Sunday released bodycamera and dashboard camera footage of the attempted arrest and fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks outside a Wendy’s in Georgia’s capital on Friday.

Officers Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan attempted to arrest Brooks after questioning him and getting him to performing inebriation tests.

Footage showed Rolfe attempting to put handcuffs on Brooks before a struggle begins.

Dashcam footage showed the scuffle in more detail, with Brooks, Brosnan and Rolfe all on the floor, before a taser is fired at Rolfe. Three gunshots are then heard while the three are off camera.

Rolfe’s death sparked protests in Atlanta on Saturday night, leading to the Wendy’s where Rolfe was shot being set alight.

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So, in this case, we have a guy who got drunk, passed out in his car while presumably trying to get a burger at the local Wendy’s, and ends up dead when he resists arrest. Knee-jerk defenders of the police are going to yell, “he was resisting arrest!!!!!!”

Yeah, and so what? He was shot in the back while running away from the police officers, drunk out of his mind. Why in the world would a properly trained police officer even pull his gun in that situation, much less pull the trigger? It is absolutely mind-boggling that this specific incident can possibly take place immediately in the wake of three weeks of social unrest over the police murder of George Floyd.

It almost makes you want to think all of this stuff is pre-planned, doesn’t it? But nah, that couldn’t be the case.

Get ready for an entire summer of this stuff, folks, because it’s coming.

Well…’bye. – Atlanta’s police chief resigned in the midst of the rioting, and nobody seems to be interested in talking her out of it:

Atlanta’s police chief resigned and a police officer was terminated after the shooting of a black man, Rayshard Brooks, who later died.

Mr. Brooks, 27 years old, of Atlanta, was shot outside a Wendy’s restaurant Friday night and died soon after. Videos of parts of his struggle with police and its aftermath, widely shared on social media, sparked anger in the city, amid the continuing national outcry over the police killing of George Floyd last month.

“Out of a deep and abiding love for this City and this department, I offered to step aside as police chief,” said Chief Erika Shields, who served in the city’s police department for over two decades, in a statement released Saturday evening. “It is time for the city to move forward and build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.”

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Good move. Given the performance of her officers in this case, you kind of have to wonder what in the hell Ms. Shields has been doing to try to build that trust over her 20 years on the force.

Well Bye GIFs | Tenor

“And you shall reap what you sow.” – It’s always great to see personnel from CNN being assaulted by the rioters they’ve spent the last 3 weeks pretending are “peaceful protesters.” Here’s a nice example from last night in Atlanta:

This bus driver shows us the proper technique for dealing with a street thug:

We need more real men in America just like him.

The Wuhan Virus Panic Porn campaign continues to accelerate. – Hey, remember when the goal of the COVID-19 mitigation efforts was to “flatten the curve” in order to ensure that our hospitals weren’t overrun with patients? Remember when the people at the CDC, Antony Fauci and Deborah Birx assured us that was the case?

Yeah, that’s all gone now, subsumed in the frenzy to prevent President Trump from re-starting his campaign rallies. This morning Trump’s own CDC is quoted by The Hill as saying we might have to shut things down again as “cases” are rising in half a dozen states:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday strict social distancing measures that were put in place in March may have to be implemented again if coronavirus cases in the U.S. rise dramatically, CNBC reports.

“Right now, communities are experiencing different levels of transmission occurring, as they gradually ease up onto the community mitigation efforts and gradually reopen,” Jay Butler, CDC’s deputy director for infectious diseases, told reporters Friday.

“If cases begin to go up again, particularly if they go up dramatically, it’s important to recognize that more mitigation efforts such as what were implemented back in March may be needed again,” Butler said. It’s not clear what is considered a dramatic rise.

Again, we have flattened the curve. We have prevented the hospitals from being overrun with COVID-19 patients, if indeed any such possibility ever actually existed, which is unlikely. Despite the media’s politically-motivated hysteria over what they fraudulently continue to refer to as “cases,” deaths due to the virus continue to drop daily.  The number of hospitalizations are going up in some areas, and that is actually a positive sign that more and more testing is being done and that patients are now able to have elective and non-emergency surgeries performed.

Given that Fauci is even denying that this increase in the number of “cases” doesn’t mean there’s a “second wave” coming, it is obvious we have a big problem at the CDC, at least in terms of messaging if not in terms of mismanagement. If these people can’t get their talking points straight, then they need to be prohibited from speaking to the corrupt news media, which is only interested in whipping up a new public panic about the virus.

Oh, hey, that whole “defund the police” deal is not just a blue state thing. – The city council for the socialist enclave of Austin, Texas did this on Thursday:

“You cannot solve a public safety crisis by creating another,” Corby Jastrow, president of the Greater Austin Crime Commission, told the Austin City Council on Thursday.

After a 12-hour meeting, the city council voted unanimously to partially defund the Austin Police Department.

The council’s decision directs the city manager to halt any new sworn officer staff positions, as well as redirect money from the department’s budget and use it toward other social services. The city manager will bring back proposals to the council over the next few months as they decide specific numbers for next year’s city budget.

As far as how much to cut, some socialist and leftist groups have been petitioning the council to take away at least $100 million—a quarter—from the police department’s budget next year.

Hundreds of citizens, including some members of the Democratic Socialists of America, testified to the council on Thursday in favor of the proposal, while some voiced a public safety concern over the decision to defund.

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That’s right, folks: The vote was unanimous. There is not a single member on Austin’s city council willing to defend the city’s police department. You should expect to see similar votes on similar idiotic actions to come from the Texas cities of San Antonio, Dallas and maybe even Houston soon.

Make no mistake about it: There will be massive flight of actual taxpayers from every city that takes these actions. Decades of gentrification and urban revival efforts will go completely to waste. Tens of thousands of minority-owned businesses will die. These cities will all be looking like re-runs of 1980s Detroit soon.

Thanks, Democrats!

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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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Larry Schweikart: How Trump has Re-Shaped the American Electorate

[Note: Larry Schweikart, America’s History Teacher and author/co-author of several best selling books, is a frequent contributor here at The Campaign Update. This morning he posted a terrific thread on Twitter containing an array of insights on current events and the 2020 election dynamics, which I am reproducing here with his permisssion.]

3) How do you know Trump has largely won on both issues? They ain’t in the news.

4) When was the last time you heard about the Wall? DemoKKKrats know they cannot stop it now. They’ve given up even trying. Trump pulled off a master move in funding it through the Pentagon.

5) On trade/outsourcing, Trump proved that, yes, he did have a magic wand and yes some of the jobs did come back & were coming back steadily before China retaliated with the China Virus.

6) But DemoKKKrats know in any kind of “normal” economy, MANY of those jobs will come back.

7) I am convinced this is partly the reason for the heightened Kushner attacks last week. DemoKKKrats are still (unsuccessfully) trying to drive a wedge between the jobs/trade side of MAGA and the immigration side.

8) BTW, where is Menopausal Ann [Coulter] on this? Where is DACA?

9) DemoKKKrats have totally dropped DACA cuz they lost.

10) What is the significance of the illegal slowdown? Of the DACA loss?

11) It has spurred the DemoKKKrats even more to try to find other voters to replace them.

12) DemoKKKrats’ black support is slowly eroding.

13) Just like whites, you will see a MAGA black side (most still will out of safety concerns not say this openly) and a (yes, much larger) BLM side.

14) On the MAGA side will be business owners, middle and aspiring middle class blacks, & blue collar workers.

15) Not surprisingly, while the percentages will be different, the black community will (finally) come to resemble the white community in that you’ll have snowflake BLM/college educated blacks robotized by “higher ed” & you’ll have “practical blacks” who’ve seen the Ds do nothing.

16) There is plenty of poll support for this second group of MAGA blacks to be anywhere from 15-25% of the black electorate, but there is good reason to think there is another skeptical layer that will always just stay home rather than keep voting for liars.

17) As @helloitsthao  [Thao Nguyen] points out, this is creating a “donut” where elements of inner cities & outer ring/rural whites vote MAGA and the inner suburb snowflake Karens vote Whackadoodle Lib.

18) However, in the bigger picture, Trump has totally destroyed the DemoKKKrats’ next 50 years of voter base with sharply curtailing illegals & by attracting “practical black” votes.

19) The DemoKKKrats had to go somewhere.

20) Enter the Snowflake Karens.

21) The dual edged sword of China Virus fear porn & the shaming-on-steroids BLM hate movement have thus far succeeded with that inner ring. Most urban-dwelling college educated now hate Trump (rural do not). This is largely out of fear-shaming by SJWs now joined by the corporates.

22) Oh, here are two Larry Schweikart prophecies: First, the NFL WILL sport some sort of BLM logo on helmets & uniforms this fall. (Your response: “Well, I’ll just watch college football.”) Not so fast. VERY SOON, maybe this year you’ll also see the colleges go full BLM in their sports.

22) contd. Second, the 15% movement, where bidnesses are shamed into saying they will purchase/use suppliers who are black owned by the rate of 15%? Soon BLM will demand 30%. Then 60%. Then 100%. NO. NUMBER. WILL. EVER. BE. ENOUGH.

23) Allow me to quote from “A Patriot’s History of the United States” by Schweikart and Michael Allen: [1960’s radical] Jerry Rubin explainedSatisfy our demands & we go twelve more… All we want from these meetings are demands that are never ‘reasonable’. When the demands reached the point that no rational university administrator [OR, I WOULD ADD TODAY, CITY OR BUSINESS LEADER] or public official could possibly comply with them,’ Rubin noted, “Then we scream, righteously angry . . . . Goals are irrelevant. The tactics, the actions are critical.”

24) Of course, Rubin wasn’t entirely honest. No leftists are. He meant that short-term goals were irrelevant, but the destabilization of society as a long-term objective was entirely relevant.

25) The last people to figure this out are liberals. That’s why in communist society they are the first ones shot and imprisoned. They are sheep, baffled by the fact that the “movement” has turned on them. Conservatives & advocates of freedom fought, ran, or hid for far longer.

26) In conclusion, the NFL, the NBA, the City of Seattle, the City of New York, the City of Chicago et al. are all on borrowed time. There will be “twelve more demands.”

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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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Dear America: Don’t Comply With A Lie

Guest Piece by Karen Kataline

The ides of March took us lurching toward tyranny with an obscene level of attempted government control over our lives, our businesses and even our personal relationships. The pretext for it all was a virus with a .4% fatality rate. as reported by the flawed CDC.

That statistic doesn’t reflect any of the widely reported pressure and financial incentives that were used to inflate the statistics and ramp up public fear. Medical professionals who have been elected to absolutely nothing still can’t agree on whether wearing masks in public is recommended let alone ought to be required. But most people continue to comply.

It’s not as though we aren’t already aware of how much Leftist politicians and un-elected bureaucrats have wanted to grow their own power in the form of growing government. Their policies have illustrated this repeatedly. The likelihood of any government official advocating or voting to relinquish their own power is like a highway toll with an expiration date. Both are as rare as hens teeth.

Then came the riots. The very same political “leaders” who demanded that we stay at home “for our own good”, incited and cheered massive protests that led to violence, destruction and even death.

Didn’t that once and for all, expose the farce of their lock downs, the cynical lie of their “concern and compassion” for the lives of law-abiding citizens, their property and the rule of law? They remain naked emperors, espousing the same false coronavirus narrative so they can continue to micromanage restaurants and all other public places. Yet, most people continue to comply.

What reasonable person still takes these demogogues and dictators seriously after the swarming crowds and wanton destruction of numerous once-great American cities–all of which are controlled by Democrats?

Despite the obvious fallacies and frauds of the coronavirus narrative, its subliminal seduction is still piped in to us from grocery store speakers, highway billboards and TV commercials. “Stay safe, Stay Home, Save a life!” -and most people continue to comply.

Even conservative people and conservative groups claim that they are somehow showing “respect” by wearing masks and accepting governmental control of their gatherings. How is it respectful to bow to what you know is a lie? Taking the path of least resistance today will lead to being prevented from resisting at all in the future.

Acquiescence to unconstitutional laws emboldens those in power. Think of it as the “Broken Windows Theory” in reverse. When citizens offer no push back and demand no accountability of lawless lawmakers, we can count on those lawmakers to impose even more severe and lawless laws in the future–and that’s precisely what they’ve done.

Why? Because most people continue to comply.

Karen Kataline is a commentator, columnist & talk show host. She holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and is a frequent guest host on AM Talk Radio.

 

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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