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Wednesday News Roundup: Charles Barkley is Right About American Society

Just so you all know, Charles Barkley is right. – Politicians, especially liberal, Democrat politicians, do want us all to hate each other. As I discussed in a piece yesterday, it’s what they thrive on. Dividing people in order to rule them is in fact the entire philosophy of the Democrat Party, and has been since the day of its founding.

Before we go any further, let’s review what Mr. Barkley said during his halftime commentary at the NCAA semi-finals on Saturday:

Here’s an excerpt:

Man, I think most white people and black people are great people. I really believe that in my heart, but I think our system is set up where our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, are designed to make us not like each other so they can keep their grasp of money and power. They divide and conquer. I truly believe in my heart most white people and black people are awesome people, but we’re so stupid following our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, and their only job is, ‘Hey, let’s make these people not like each other. We don’t live in their neighborhoods, we all got money, let’s make the whites and blacks not like each other, let’s make rich people and poor people not like each other, let’s scramble the middle class. I truly believe that in my heart.

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He’s absolutely right: The vast majority of both white people and black people are in fact great people who love and respect each other as fellow Americans.

I personally witnessed a great example of this at my 10 year-old granddaughter’s basketball game earlier on Saturday. The games are held in a big field house here in our hometown that has a dozen different multi-purpose courts in it. On any given day, there are hundreds of parents, grandparents and friends of the players milling around watching the games, as well as members of teams waiting to play the next game.

The coach of my granddaughter’s team is a young African American guy who is one of the best leaders of kids I’ve ever seen. He commands respect, treats all of them with respect, coaches them up during the games with a sense of humor, and the progress these girls make from game to game is truly amazing. He treats them all exactly the same, including his own daughter, and I doubt any of those girls ever has a second’s thought about what his race happens to be. He’s their coach, and they are really lucky to have him.

That’s a great story in and of itself, a great example of what America really is as opposed to what we see it portrayed as being every night on CNN and MSNBC and Fox News. But that’s just part of the story I saw Saturday.

During the 4th quarter of my granddaughter’s game, one of the teams consisting of what appeared to be 13-14 year old boys that was scheduled to play the next game arrived a little early and were milling around at the end of the court where a bunch of us were sitting in our foldable game chairs. At one point, a black kid was horsing around with a basketball and lost his footing, taking a hard fall in which he hit his head with a loud pop. Within seconds, a group of mothers and grandmothers, some white, some black, had leapt up to help the young man, who had a cut above his right eye and whose eyes were going a little wonky, making me think he might have a concussion.

One of the mothers ran to the reception desk at the entrance to the building and asked the attendant there to call an ambulance, and within another minute or two a nurse who just happened to be there watching one of her own kids play ball – who also happened to be white – arrived to examine and comfort the kid, and did a great job with him until paramedics arrived. No one hesitated for a second to help this kid; no one had a thought about what his race was; no one made any effort to segregate the growing crowd of onlookers along racial lines.

Contrast that to a political class that is so hyper-focused on race that we have the spectacle of Democrat and some Republican governors using racial metrics to determine who gets the COVID vaccine first in their states. It’s appalling.

What I witnessed Saturday was just a group of American parents and grandparents stepping in to help an American kid who was hurt.

That’s what 95% of America really is. To quote Charles Barkley, “most white people and black people are great people.”

Sadly, too many of our politicians come from the other 5%, and that dynamic also goes beyond the political class into the social and traditional media class.

It’s the 5% who are the loudest, most obnoxious and most divisive users of Twitter and Facebook. CNN and MSNBC award platforms to divisive hucksters and buffoons like Don Lemon and Joe Scarborough and Chris Cuomo and Al Sharpton because they know those are the people who will regularly say outrageous and divisive things that attract viewers to their shows and clicks on their websites.

Barkley is absolutely right about the politicians, but it’s too bad he didn’t carry his thoughts over to the media as well, because the media class has become an even more pernicious and divisive influence on our society than the political class.

Think about it: What’s worse, a President who continues to lie about the Georgia voter law despite all of his lies having been thoroughly debunked and exposed, or the corrupt media establishment that continues to pretend his lies – and their own lies – about the law aren’t lies at all?

Biden’s hapless spokesperson, Jen Psaki, was figuratively disrobed during her press briefing yesterday by Peter Doocey on this subject, yet she gamely continued parroting her false talking points about the Georgia law anyway, because it’s all she knows how to do.

Who’s worse, Psaki, or the 30 or so fake journalists in the room who leapt to help her desperately try to change the subject to something else she could lie about?

Who’s worse, a President who continues to lie about the Georgia voter law and now lies about the fact that he did indeed call for MLB to move its All-Star game out of Atlanta, or a corrupt media establishment that dutifully parrots his lies as if they weren’t lies at all?

Here’s an excerpt from that piece at DailyWire:

President Joe Biden refused to call for the Masters Tournament to leave Georgia after pushing for Major League Baseball to boycott the state.

Biden backed off his pro-boycott messaging after he and other Democrats were pinned with the blame for the MLB deciding to move its 2021 All-Star game and rookie draft out of Atlanta. Biden had encouraged the decision days before it was made over election reforms Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law last month.

“I think that’s up to the Masters,” Biden said when asked if the professional golf tournament should boycott Georgia like the MLB.

“It is reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws are just antithetical to who we are,” he added.

He went on to note that businesses and events leaving Georgia carries an economic cost. When businesses leave Georgia, “the people who need the help the most, the people who are making hourly wages sometimes get hurt the most.”

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Oh, you think? Maybe that’s something you and the corpulent huckster Stacey Abrams should have thought of before you called for MLB to make its move out of 51% Black Atlanta to Denver, one of the most lilly-white cities in America.

Charles Barkley is right: Most white people and black people are indeed great people. Unfortunately, the people in our society with the loudest voices and biggest platforms from which to use them are not.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever before. Whatfinger.com is the only real conservative alternative to Drudge. It’s the tool I use to help keep up with all the day’s events, and it should be your tool, too.

 

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Tuesday News Roundup: MLB Sells Out Atlanta as the Texas Rangers Sell Out Their Ballpark

They’re so demented that they put a mask on the freakin’ Easter bunny. – I kid you not, at Saturday’s annual White House Easter egg hunt, China Joe and his weirdo wife Jill Si Se Pwadwe Biden put a COVID mask on the Easter bunny:

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Note that China Joe even had to have note cards to be able to talk to children on Easter.

You just can’t make this stuff up, folks. You can’t.

Look for the Little Menace to Society, Anthony Fauci, to be whining about ‘Super-spreaders in Texas’ today…. – The Texas Rangers almost sold out their stadium on Monday – more than 38,000 fans were reportedly on-hand in a 40,000 seat stadium to see the terrible team the cheapskate owners are fielding this year lose badly to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Despite an edict from the team that fans must wear masks unless eating or drinking the highly over-priced food, almost none were wearing masks and none of the stadium ushers or security personnel could be seen saying a word to them. It was absolutely glorious.

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Meanwhile, in Waco, thousands of fans of the Baylor Bears basketball team gathered in the school’s football stadium to watch the basketball national championship game. They all sat closely together in the stands, mostly without masks, and rushed the field together after the game ended in a Baylor win over Gonzaga:

It will be interesting to see how Anthony Fauci, in his role of chief COVID propagandist for this Soviet-style administration and its state-run news media, responds here. In his regular appearances on the Sunday weekend fake news programs, his emphasis was surprisingly on the belief that the vaccination program – for which he is now falsely taking credit – is working and the country will likely avoid a “4th wave” of the virus that others on the administration’s COVID propaganda team are out there predicting.

Will he lecture Texas, which has seen its COVID cases fall dramatically since Governor Abbott decided to ignore Fauci’s edicts in early March, on risking such events becoming ‘super-spreaders?’ He made the same false predictions about the Super Bowl in February and spring break beach gatherings in Florida and is risking now becoming perceived as the boy who cried wolf one too many times if he continues this line of propaganda, so maybe not.

As President Trump likes to say, we’ll see what happens.

Speaking of The Little Menace to Society, this is a situation he really should be taking full credit for. – Mask Nazis are everywhere in our society now, mask-shaming people in order to signal their own virtue and feel better about themselves. Here’s a clip of one Mask Nazi who works for Spirit Airlines running a family off of a plane because their 2 year-old daughter – who was eating – didn’t have a mask on:

A pox on all these people, and the Little Menace who gave them license for such behavior. They are among the worst people in our society today.

Speaking of the worst people in our society today, let’s talk about the FBI. – Asche Scow at DailyWire.com has a really good piece about the fact that the FBI has now been utterly corrupted by Obama loyalist Democrats in its ranks and is now simply a tool whose mission appears to be to persecute Republicans while letting Democrats skate, a reality I’ve been writing about for years now.

Here’s an excerpt:

What is the FBI’s main purpose now? Because outside of some great investigative work that gets little national attention, the bureau increasingly seems to be used as a federal weapon aimed primarily at Republicans, generally protecting Democrats while leaking any detail of ongoing investigations that could damage the GOP.

The latest example relates to an FBI investigation into a political ally of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), during which allegations were made against Gaetz accusing him of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl, whom he allegedly paid to travel with him. The New York Times reported on the investigation, quoting three, anonymous “people briefed” on the investigation. Gaetz has denied the allegations. Maybe there’s something there and maybe there isn’t, but no matter the outcome, the way the investigation was reported appeared, at least in part, politically motivated.

RedState’s Bonchie addressed the problematic aspects of the Times’ recent Gaetz piece:

Really, it should bother everyone, no matter their feelings on Gaetz, that the FBI can just leak something like this, to attack someone in such a blatantly political way. When you are facing an anonymous allegation, you can’t respond to it in any effective manner. Just last night, the reporter behind the Times story appeared on Rachel Maddow’s show and countered Gaetz’s claim about the man he named, yet she did so offering no proof whatsoever. These games are rigged, and you aren’t supposed to be able to defend yourself.

This is the same tactic media outlets took during the FBI’s investigation into whether former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia to “steal” the election. That investigation ultimately found no evidence of such collusion, but that didn’t stop media outlets from publishing thousands of articles over a two-year period featuring quotes from “sources familiar with the matter.”

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For the record, I have no idea of Matt Gaetz is guilty or innocent of the behavior he has been accused of by our disgraceful FBI/Justice Department and the corrupt propaganda media, but do agree with Scow that the manner in which this story has been leaked is utterly despicable

Go read the rest. You’ll be glad you did.

And speaking of Major League Baseball… – The cowards who run MLB appear to have found a new home for their annual All-Star game:

So, here’s the thing to understand about this story: The main reason why MLB decided not to hold the All-Star game in Atlanta was because of a new voter law the legislature passed requiring those using mail-in ballots to provide the same sort of voter ID that in-person voters have always been required to show when voting in that state. Got that? Georgia’s voters have lived with a voter ID requirement literally forever, but the Democrat Party discovered a way to get around that last year, by having millions of mail-in ballots mailed to everyone in the state, and they don’t want to give up that easy ticket to massive voter fraud.

That is what this is about.

Ok, so, clearly Colorado doesn’t have such a voter ID requirement, right?

Uh, well, not exactly. As reported at RedState.com, Colorado has a similar provision in place:

Here’s an excerpt from that story:

Colorado also requires that a voter provide identification to vote – including in some instances of voting by mail. When voting by mail for the first time they may have to provide a photocopy of their identification with their return ballot, which seems extremely burdensome for people who don’t have a scanner or a printer at home.

In case the screenshot isn’t readable, here are the documents the Colorado Secretary of State lists as acceptable forms of identification:

  • A valid Colorado driver’s license or valid identification card issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue. (Note:  documents issued to not lawfully present and temporarily lawfully present individuals under Part 5 of Article 2 of Title 42, C.R.S. are not acceptable forms of identification.)
  • A valid U.S. passport.
  • A valid employee identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. government or of Colorado, or by any county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of Colorado.
  • A valid pilot’s license issued by the federal aviation administration or other authorized agency of the U.S.
  • A valid U.S. military identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector.
  • A copy of a current (within the last 60 days) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector.
  • A Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native Blood.
  • A valid Medicare or Medicaid card issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate for the elector.
  • Certified documentation of naturalization.
  • A valid student identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by an institute of higher education in Colorado, as defined in section 23-3.1-102(5), C.R.S..
  • A valid veteran identification card issued by the U.S. department of veterans affairs veterans health administration with a photograph of the eligible elector.
  • A valid identification card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership.

But, Colorado won’t accept “any document produced by Colorado’s statewide voter registration system” as proof of identification, and it won’t accept expired driver’s licenses.

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Oh.

Another stated reason for moving the game was complaints by Stacey Abrams that Georgia doesn’t provide enough days for early voting. Well, guess what? As you can see from the graphic below, Georgia provides more early voting days than Colorado does:

Oh.

Naturally, articles from CNN, ESPN and other corrupt, Soviet-style media outlets fail to include those details, because reporting the truth is not their mission.

You just could never make this stuff up. Not in a million, billion, gazillion years.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever before. Whatfinger.com is the only real conservative alternative to Drudge. It’s the tool I use to help keep up with all the day’s events, and it should be your tool, too.

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