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Hollywood Shuns Black Actors to Appeal to China Market: BLM Says Nothing

A very interesting piece at Axios today by writer Bethany Allen Ebrahimian, detailing how how Hollywood, in its zeal to appeal to the Chinese market since 2012, has systematically discriminated against Black and other dark-skinned actors in favor of those with fairer skin:

Note that she says that an academic study “has found” that what its authors call “colorism” has been taking place since China’s communist government began allowing more U.S. films to come into its gigantic market. Note what she doesn’t say in this tweet: That this study was published way back in 2017.

Here’s an excerpt from her piece at Axios:

Details: The study, published in October 2017, examined more than 3,000 films from between 2009 and 2015 and found that films made after 2012 demonstrated an 8% increase in the number of “very light-skinned” actors in starring roles.

  • The 8% shift meant that “for 1 of every 3 films in this category, the film went from having 2 out of 3 as very light-skinned actors, to having 3 out of 3 very light-skinned actors.”
  • The study’s co-authors called this phenomenon a “light-skin shift.”

The light-skin shift only occurred in film genres that the Chinese government typically permits into the Chinese market, such as action movies and big summer blockbusters. U.S. studios increasingly create these films from start to finish with the Chinese market in mind.

  • Film categories that aren’t typically created with the Chinese market in mind, such as horror and comedy, did not show this “light-skin shift.”
  • It also didn’t occur among voice actors for animated films, which are popular in China and thus are otherwise often shaped by the Chinese market.

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Got all of that? Here are several really damning conclusions to be drawn from this:

  • Hollywood is fine with racism so long as it is racism that creates profits for its studios. This should come as no surprise to anyone, since anyone who has studied Hollywood history knows it has been an utterly and unabashedly racist institution and community since its beginning. After all, Hollywood’s first blockbuster film was D.W. Griffith’s “Birth of a Nation,” a film that glorified none other than the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Hollywood studios are so committed to this racist practice that they have fine-tuned it to exist only in the genres of films that appeal to the Chinese market.
  • And here’s the biggest damning conclusion to draw: Black Lives Matter and its supporters in the Democrat Party do not care about this blatantly racist, anti-Black practice coming out of the leftist Hollywood community.

Think about it: This study has been out in the public domain for three long years now. Have you seen anyone from BLM condemning Hollywood as a result? Have you seen a single Democrat speaking out against this rank racism being employed by their Hollywood benefactors?

Even more to the point given the events of this past summer: Why haven’t the Marxist leaders of BLM gone to Hollywood to stage a riot over this? We all know the answer, don’t we?

Here is a graphic illustration of how this Hollywood racism works:

Note how the Black actor and even the dark-skinned Chewbacca are either minimized or disappeared altogether from the poster used in China.

In this excerpt, the author of the 2017 study, Manuel Hermosilla, performs some mental gymnastics to try to distinguish this practice that he calls “colorism” from the rank, smelly racism it truly is:

While it’s tempting to place the light-skin shift within the context of racism in Hollywood, Hermosilla warned against that.

  • “Colorism does not equate to racism,” he and his co-authors wrote. “There may be significant variation in skin tones within races, and colorism may manifest within individuals of the same race.”

Look at that poster again and tell me what the practical effect of “colorism” actually is. Again, the Black actor is singled out for minimization, and the dark-skinned Wookie is eliminated altogether. No doubt Disney would have re-cast the role played by the Black actor altogether for a separate Chinese version of the film if the studio honchos thought they could get away with it.

That isn’t racism? My goodness.

Hollywood always has been and remains a blatantly racist community, and nobody at Black Lives Matter or in the Democrat Party cares.

That’s the truth.

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A True Public Service: Black Lives Matter Calls for Hollywood Strike

All of a sudden, Black Lives Matter is doing all sorts of public services. – Think about it: The NBA is literally destroying itself in support of the openly-Marxist BLM terrorist group. Major League Baseball is going down that same road. The spoiled college football players at both the University of Texas and Oklahoma University walked out on their practices on Thursday. And who can doubt for a second that the NFL will trod down this road to hari-kari when its season convenes in a couple of weeks?

This is awesome, folks. As I’ve written previously, what all of this virtue-signaling, anti-American nonsense is mainly accomplishing is convincing ordinary Americans who have invested weeks of their lives each year in watching sporting events that there are other things to do in their lives. It turns out that formerly rabid sports fans like me can get along just fine without any of these games to entertain us.

On Friday, the co-founding Marxist of BLM proposed to do an even bigger public service for our country. Apparently too dimwitted to be aware that most of Hollywood has already essentially been on strike for six months now, since the advent of our country’s insane response to the viral gift from China, BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors demanded that all of Hollywood go on strike over the apparently justified police shooting of Jacob Blake.

From a piece at DailyWire:

Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, has called upon all of Hollywood to strike in response to the Jacob Blake shooting.

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Cullors said that Hollywood could be a tremendous help to the Black Lives Matter movement if all of the unions, which have been severely hurt by the pandemic, would halt work to push for change.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 13: Patrisse Cullors attends the Frieze Project Artist Patrisse Cullors x Summit x Cultured Magazine Dinner at The West Hollywood EDITION on February 13, 2020 in West Hollywood, California.

“I think it’s time for talent, writers, executives, the guild and SAG to show up for Black lives as well,” Cullors said. “Join this strike. Now is the time and our movement is really looking to unions to step in in a particular way and say ‘We’re going to hold back on allowing for the exploitation and the degradation of Black communities to continue under our watch.’ I think Hollywood can really show up in this moment.”

Cullors said that the strike will focus on getting President Trump out of office and forcing the Democratic Party to deliver on their promises to the black community.

“People are tired of having to say the same thing over and over again, and not seeing the change that we deserve from either party, frankly,” she said. “I think the work that we’re up against right now is to ensure that we can get Trump out of office, but also ensure that we can get the Democratic Party to truly create policies that will make sure that Black people are protected from vigilantes and from police torture.”

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As a reminder, Jacob Blake is a career criminal with a record as long as your arm. The police were called on him by fellow Black people. He resisted arrest and was lunging for a knife he keeps under the front seat of his car when he was shot.

It is over this apparently justified police shooting that the lovely Ms. Cullors demands that all of Hollywood go on strike.

What a fantastic idea! Think about it: A strike by Hollywood would mean that thousands of pedophiles, rapists and sex abusers would be out of work! It would mean a hiatus on the production awful sitcoms and tedious, cut and past police dramas. It would mean a pause on all of the post-apocalyptic junk science put out by Netflix. It would mean another big hit on the bottom line of the evil Disney Corporation, not to mention AT&T and Viacom.

And it would also provide an opportunity for millions of TV-and-movie-addicted Americans to suddenly realize that life goes on without all of that stuff.

It is a simple, unarguable fact that anything that is bad for Hollywood is absolutely great for America. So, go for it, Patrisse! Where can I sign up to help?

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Another Day, Another Riot – This Time in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Another day, another riot. – A new riot broke out in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday after police shot a black man multiple times in the back as he was resisting arrest. Sound familiar? Video of the incident pretty clearly shows the man was unarmed, at least while he was outside his car, and the police officers on the scene appeared to warn him repeatedly as he opened the driver’s side door of his car and bent down to reach for something on the floor of the vehicle.

Naturally, craven Democrats like Texas’s Julian Castro weighed into the situation to try to grab some political advantage:

Tragically, the man was shot in front of his screaming children. The man, Jacob Blake, is currently in serious condition at a local hospital.

The airwaves today will no doubt be filled with scripted testimonies from friends and family about what a great, God-fearing man Mr. Blake is. As is frequently the case, the truth about Mr. Blake is another matter:

But hey, the Democrats and media managed to turn George Floyd into a saint who deserved 5 funerals over a span of 9 days, and most Americans bought it even though Floyd had a rap sheet as long as your arm and was a serial woman abuser. How hard can it be to give Mr. Blake the same treatment?

As is always the case, the best way for anyone – black, white, brown or anything else – to avoid being shot by the police is to avoid resisting arrest. Apparently, the police weren’t even attempting to arrest Blake – they were only trying to question him. Official statistics show that well over 90% of Black people who are shot by police were shot while resisting arrest and/or brandishing a firearm. Corrupt politicians like Mr. Castro and their despicable toadies in the news media only increase the frequency of these tragic incidents and put many more lives in danger by attempting to justify that behavior.

This ongoing campaign by the Democrats and media leads directly to this:

Truly, nothing says “social justice” like burning a used car dealership to the ground.

Was this shooting justified? We don’t know yet. Would it have happened had Mr. Blake simply cooperated with the police? We do know the answer to that question, don’t we?

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Goodyear’s Racial Discrimination Story Just got Even Worse

Just when you think a story about leftist activism can’t possibly get any worse, it inevitably proves you wrong. – That is certainly the case with yesterday’s story about Goodyear, and its efforts to indoctrinate its employees by endorsing the propaganda of the openly-Marxist Black Lives Matter domestic terrorist group.

For those who may have missed it, here is the central aspect of that story:

But that consideration of ever buying from Goodyear ended this morning when news broke about a new attire policy the company has adopted for its employees. Check out this graphic:

So, it’s perfectly fine for Goodyear employees to wear clothing endorsing BLM, an openly-Marxist domestic terrorist group funded by front groups for George Soros and the Democrat Party. But it is not ok for those same employees to wear attire endorsing law enforcement or their desire to make America great again. You seriously cannot make this stuff up, folks.

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As I noted in that post yesterday, Goodyear management responded to the story by issuing a mealy-mouthed statement denying the slide had been distributed by the company’s corporate office, but not denying that it in fact reflects formal company policy. In other words, exactly what you would expect from a company that is guilty of the accusation.

This morning, the story got even worse for the company. Check out this clip that was aired by OANN:

That is a leaked recording of an actual internal Goodyear training seminar. In the recording you clearly hear the speaker – who is without any question at all communicating company policy – openly telling people that the company outright endorses race-based discrimination, telling the employees that wearing “black lives matter or LGBTQ pride on their face coverings, shirts or wristbands…will be deemed appropriate…However, if any associate wears all, blue or white lives matter shirts or face coverings, that will be not appropriate.”

Get it? Black lives good, white lives bad.

Not only is this policy advocating actual race-based discrimination reprehensible, it is also very likely completely illegal under U.S. law. The company could probably get away with denying the right to wear shirts or other clothing displaying slogans like “blue lives matter” and “all lives matter,” but directly punishing employees for for “white lives matter” stuff could truly be a bridge too far.

All of which explains why the only intelligent policy for a company to adopt is a policy against any sloganeering in the workplace. But at Goodyear, it is obvious that the temptation for management to engage in politically-correct virtue signaling was too strong to resist.

Let the lawsuits begin.

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William Barr Takes off the Gloves Regarding BLM

This is a big, big deal, folks. During an interview with Mark Levin aired Sunday night on Fox News, Attorney General William Barr took the gloves completely off regarding the Black Lives Matter domestic terrorist group that, along with Antifa, serves as the insurrectionist arm of the Democrat Party.

Some of Mr. Barr’s quotes appear below. Read them carefully and you will see the U.S. Attorney General speaking with perfectly clear eyes about the true nature of BLM, which is indistinguishable from its fellow Democrat-sponsored terrorist group, Antifa, as I have been pointing out to readers here for weeks now:

The United States is grappling with a new form of “urban guerrilla warfare” driven by the left’s “lust for power,” Attorney General William Barr told “Life, Liberty & Levin” on Sunday.

Discussing the ongoing Black Lives Matter riots rippling through several U.S. cities, Barr told host Mark Levin that the organization —  which has been characterized by the media as a fed-up activist group —  is comprised of “Bolsheviks” with a focus on on “some form of socialism, communism.”

“They are a revolutionary group that is interested in some form of socialism, communism. They’re essentially Bolsheviks. Their tactics are fascistic,” he said.

Barr compared the nationwide riots organized by Antifa to “a new form of urban guerrilla warfare.”

“The way the guerrilla…hides out among the people as a fish in the ocean…what they do is they are essentially shielding themselves or shrouding themselves in First Amendment activity,” he explained. “They go into the demonstrations, which are exercising First Amendment activity, and they insinuate themselves in there to shield themselves. That’s where they swim. And what they do is they hijack these demonstrations and they and they provoke violence.”

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Now, watch as Barr links Antifa/BLM directly to their sponsors in the communist Democrat Party:

The group’s radical leanings are reflective of the Democratic party’s far-left shift in recent years, Barr said. “The left has “pulled away from the umbrella of classical liberal values that have undergirded” America and made a “secular religion” out of seeking “complete political victory,” he argued.

It began the day Trump won in 2016, “and from that point forward, there’s been the resistance,” Barr told Levin.  “They were trying to impeach him from Day One. They have done everything they can..and I think it’s because of the desire for power that the left wants.”

Power has become a “secular religion of the left,”  Barr asserted. “They want to run people’s lives so they can design utopia for all of us…and it’s the lust for power. And they weren’t expecting Trump’s victory. And it outrages them.”

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Man, it’s like he’s been reading Today’s Campaign Update or something.

I mentioned this in the Monday News Roundup, but it deserves special focus: These comments and more that Mr. Barr made during his interview with Levin are not normal. They are not the ordinary, scripted talking points you see attorneys general roll out in the normal course of their daily business. AGs are normally careful not to offend the opposition party in congress, especially when it controls a majority of the House of Representatives and thus the DOJ budget.

Barr’s remarks here are essentially a notice to Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden’s elder-abusing handlers that the gloves are now off. No more playing by the Marquess of Queensbury rules in which one punch is politely exchanged for another. Barr’s rhetoric signals that he’s now going into cage match mode.

It is also important to note the implications of Barr’s truth-telling about BLM as it relates the pro sports and entertainment industry. Barr’s equation of BLM with Antifa is a de facto declaration that he considers BLM a domestic terrorist organization, as he does Antifa.

This would be the very same BLM group whose logo now appears on NBA uniforms and courts; the same BLM group whose logo appears on Major League Baseball uniform jerseys; the same BLM group whose logos will appear on NFL uniforms this fall unless something changes. It is the very same BLM group to which everyone in Hollywood and the news media has genuflected and declared their undying fealty.

This is a big, big deal. Let’s hope we don’t see any “clarifying statements” from DOJ today trying to walk any of it back. BLM/Antifa and their communist Democrat sponsors are direct threats to our nation’s survival, and it is impossible to defeat an enemy unless you can first properly identify them with clear, focused eyes.

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Democrat Mayors are the Lynchpins for America’s Marxist Insurgency

Hey, there’s one good thing happening in New York City. – For three days running now, anti-Marxist protesters in New York City have poured paint on the “Black Lives Matter” script that nitwit Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered painted on 5th Avenue in front of the Trump Tower Building.

Here is how that went on Saturday:

The first key to defeating an enemy is to understand and acknowledge his true nature.

For those who have been living under a rock for the last six weeks and may have missed it, Black Lives Matter is a radical Marxist organization whose goal is the destruction of the American Republic and the installation of a brutal, Venezuela-style socialist regime. Black Lives Matter is in fact indistinguishable from Antifa: A domestic terrorist organization funded by George Soros front groups and sponsored by the Democrat Party, just as the Ku Klux Klan was funded and sponsored by the Democrat Party for more than a century.

The woman in this video was arrested for telling the truth about BLM and Mayor de Blasio, who is himself a committed Marxist. Once you understand that about de Blasio, every action he has taken over the past months – the defunding of the police, the rampant releasing of violent prisoners from the city’s jails, the refusal to allow law enforcement to deal effectively with riots and looting and the burning of vast swaths of the city by Antifa/BLM – makes perfect sense.

America today is facing a Marxist insurgency by led by the Democrat Party, and the Democrat mayors who run the big cities are that movement’s lynchpins.

Here’s Mayor de Blasio in his younger days, when he used his real name, Warren Wilhelm.

Warren Wilhelm : Family tree by Tim DOWLING - Geneanet

Other Democrat mayors around the country are also integrally involved in leading this insurgency. The Mayor of Seattle, the reprehensible Jenny Durkan, is no different than de Blasio. Once you understand her true nature and goals, her active support of the illegal occupation of six square blocks of her city for a month – the CHAZ/CHOP – makes perfect sense.

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Ditto Chicago’s freakshow mayor Lori Lightfoot. Once you understand her true nature and goals, which are aimed at sowing chaos and destroying the foundations of law and order and individual liberty, then her looking the other way as mostly-black neighborhoods are shot up every weekend by roving gangs of thugs makes perfect sense. As does her refusal to allow her law enforcement officers to properly deal with riots and defend themselves from the Marxist rioters, which ended up getting 18 officers seriously injured on Friday.

Sounding a 'Distress Signal,' Lightfoot Warns Chicago is Falling ...

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey also belongs in this literal murderer’s row of despicable Marxist Democrat mayors. He is, after all, the limp-wristed simpleton who ordered his city’s police to stand down as the Democrat-sponsored rioters turned Ilahn Omar’s congressional district into a burned-out shell that now closely resembles her home country of Somalia.

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Add to this list the Mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, who has spent the week outrageously lying about the activities of federal law enforcement officers acting in his city to prevent of the federal courthouse and other federal property from being destroyed by the Antifa/BLM rioters there.

Here’s a shot of Wheeler posing with his ideological role model:

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National Democrats like Nancy Pelosi (who else?) and their corrupt toadies in the national news media have now decided to turn Wheeler’s lies about the federal LEOs operating in his city into a new utterly false narrative. Adding fuel to that fire is the Oregon Attorney General, another Soros-funded flunky named Ellen Rosenblum (pictured below) who yesterday filed a lawsuit to try to get an Obama-appointed federal judge to order the federal LEOs to stand down, presumably so that the BLM/Antifa thugs will be free to burn the federal buildings to the ground.

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I’ve talked a lot about the destruction being done to our country by Democrat governors as they use the Wuhan Virus as an excuse to willingly destroy their states’ economies and school systems in order to influence the November elections. But the mayors pictured here – and many others across the country – may actually present an even bigger threat to the nation’s survival for the simple fact that they control the police departments in their respective cities. What better way to sow the chaos that Democrats now hope will lead to an outright communist revolution in America than by refusing to allow the police to do their jobs?

Remember the faces pictured in this piece, because they are the literal faces of evil in our time.

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Marxist Democrats are Convinced That This is Their Moment

They’re coming for your churches… – As we have repeatedly pointed out, Marxist movements are always anti-Christian and anti-Jewish endeavors.  The current Marxist movement being mounted in America today by the Soros-funded Antifa/Black Lives Matter/Democrat Party alliance is also allied with Islam, which only makes it even more focused on its fervor to destroy other major religious symbols and institutions.

Last weekend, this anti-religious fervor resulted in the highly-suspicious burning of three Christian churches across the country, including a 250 year-old Spanish mission in California. That campaign has continued this week with the desecration of Catholic symbols in various cities in the U.S. and Canada.

From a report by the Daily Caller:

A Catholic church in New Haven, Connecticut, has reported vandalism as attacks on churches continue throughout the U.S.

Pastor John Paul Walker of St. Mary’s Parish, which consists of both St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, announced in a Thursday Facebook post that St. Joseph’s Church was vandalized sometime between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday.

The Archdiocese of Hartford also shared a Facebook post confirming that “a person or group of persons had painted anarchist and satanic symbols on the doors of St. Joseph Church in New Haven.”(RELATED: Statue Of Jesus Vandalized At Catholic Church In Canada)

“This follows an apparent trend of desecrating Catholic spaces throughout the nation, as evidenced by incidents in Chattanooga, Queens, Boston, Sacramento, and Ocala,” the pastor wrote on Facebook. “The underlying motive of these sacrilegious attacks is clear: to intimidate and instill fear in the hearts of those who worship Christ.”

News of the vandalism comes after Fr. Wilbert Chin Jon of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary confirmed to the Daily Caller Thursday that vandals spray painted and used marker or chalk to deface a statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Sacred Heart Church in Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday around 1:30 a.m.

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The efforts by Democrat governors like Gavin Newsom, Phil Murphy and Gretchen Whitmer to continue their illegal discrimination against religious freedom only encourages this kind of activity by marginalizing and de-humanizing Christians and Jews, just as Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong did during the 20th century. The timid response by leaders of those faiths seen thus far only encourages the thugs to double down.

At some point, America’s Christians and Jews will either have to engage in massive civil disobedience or this highly organized and coordinated campaign to marginalize them will only continue to grow.

The same is likely true for the rest of the law-abiding, civilized population as well. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the Marxist Democrats believe this year is their moment to truly transform the country permanently. Everything we are being subjected to by these Democrat governors and mayors related to COVID-19 is all about population control, the destruction of free enterprise, the destruction of wealth, the destruction of real learning in our society, the destruction of social norms and the subjugation of disfavored parts of the population.

Sadly, thanks to the constant peddling of panic porn by the corrupt news media, more and more Republican governors and Mayors are helping them along. Whether they do so knowingly or unwittingly doesn’t matter: Every new lockdown order, every new shutting down of specific classes of businesses, every new limitation on the number of people who can attend church or Synagogue on the Sabbath, every new ordered destruction of thousands of jobs pushes our nation closer and closer to the critical mass needed to elect a new wave of Marxist Democrat true believers with the same mindset of AOC and Ilhan Omar into office.

Every closing of a school and every pretense that “distance learning” can somehow be equally effective as attendance in a classroom and collaboration with friends and fellow students also aids the Marxist cause. A crucial goal of this “revolution” is to destroy any and all sense of community among the people. It is far more easy to control a massive population of frightened and isolated subjects than a community of men and women dedicated to a common cause.

As flawed as our public schools are, that sense of community first develops among the children as they go about learning together, playing sports together, joining clubs together and marching in bands and singing in choirs together. This is why pretty much every other free nation on the face of the earth is moving rapidly to reopening their schools this fall.

The almost rabid focus by the Democrats and their toadies in the corrupt news media on shutting our schools down in the face of all available science arrayed in favor of opening them tells you all you need to know on this subject. Remember: These are the very same Democrats/corrupt journalists who screamed to high heaven when President Trump cancelled U.S. participation in the fraudulent money grab that is the Paris Climate Accord. They told us the world would end when Trump pulled us out of another international consensus – the Iran deal.

We have a global consensus now – backed by all available science and data – that reopening the schools is the thing to do, and now these exact same people contend that America should be alone and isolated and ignore the science on this specific subject.

Think logically about this. There is only one possible reason why they are doing this.

At some point, if these evil Marxists do not relent, freedom loving Americans will either be forced to engage in massive civil disobedience or see our freedoms perish forever. That is the path the Marxist Democrats and their corrupt media toadies are taking us down, willingly and with malice aforethought.

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Tuesday News Roundup: Sessions’ Last Stand, Biden/Bottoms 2020, and Fauci is a Menace

Today is Beauregard’s last stand. – Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, the former do-nothing Attorney General who allowed Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller to run the Department of Justice for two solid years, makes his last stand today in Alabama. He trails opponent Tommy Tuberville by a wide margin in the polling leading into today’s GOP primary runoff election to determine which Republican gets to run Democrat Doug Jones out of the U.S. Senate.

In typical blunt fashion, President Donald Trump made his preference in this election known on Twitter yesterday.:

Just a reminder that everything that happened with the Soviet-style Mueller Special Counsel operation stemmed from Jeff Sessions’ own mendacity. This man is one of our country’s worst disasters, and fully deserves the electoral humiliation coming to him today at the hands of Alabama’s voters.

Speaking of our nation’s worst human disasters… – The leftist nitwits at the Dan Abrams operation “Mediaite” got a case of the vapors yesterday after a senior White House staffer shared a mean cartoon targeting Dr. Anthony Fauci, the man who has done more to destroy our nation’s economy and school system than any person alive.

From the piece at Mediaite:

White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino publicly blasted White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci Sunday on Facebook.

Scavino posted a cartoon by conservative illustrator Ben Garrison which showed Fauci as a faucet flushing the economy down a sink, with labels including “Indefinite lockdown!” and “Shut up and obey!”

“Sorry, Dr. Faucet! At least you know if I’m going to disagree with a colleague, such as yourself, it’s done publicly — and not cowardly, behind journalists with leaks,” Scavino commented. “See you tomorrow!”

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Looks like a pretty accurate cartoon. Mediaite’s only upset because cartoonist Ben Garrison captured the reality of Fauci and all the damage he has done and continues to do to our society so succinctly. The man is a menace to our very survival.

In case you missed it, Fauci complained to one eager reporter the other day that he has not briefed the President in “at least two months.” This is what we know in the real world as great and reassuring news. Given that Fauci has yet to be right about anything at all related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like a peachy idea to keep him the hell away from the President so that policy decisions might be made on actually accurate information coming from others.

If Mr. Trump never speaks to this little menace again, America will be a much safer place.

She’s a leader with real leadership who is leading by exercising leadership with leading. She leads the entire nation by leading with leadership, and leads with more leadership than all those other non-leading leader losers hoping to become Joe Biden’s running mate. – Here is Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ argument for why she should become Joe Biden’s running mate:

Biden/Bottoms 2020! It will be the greatest bumper sticker ever!

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Oh, please, please, please let this happen.

News you will not see reported on CNN or the New York Times, part 99,353:

This is what Fredo Cuomo and Jake Tapper refer to as a “civil rights group,” folks. You could never make this stuff up.

A sports journalist piece everyone should read. – Sports journalist Jason Whitlock, who famously called out the NFL and Black Lives Matter last week, published a terrific op-ed at OutKick.com yesterday. It’s a piece every American should read.

Here’s an excerpt:

It’s the media’s addiction to Twitter. We now crowdsource our ethics, standards and guiding principles. The Twitter mob is America’s ombudsman.

Journalism is dead. It’s been sick for a long time. The widespread usage of the internet placed journalism on life support in the 1990s. Facebook and Twitter pulled the plug.

Big Tech killed the greatest human experiment, the United States of America. You can’t sustain freedom and fairness with mob crowdsourced ethics and standards.  By definition, a mob is disorderly, riotous and lawless. A mob is unconcerned with truth.

The theory driving the importance of a “a free press” is that journalists will deliver truthful information to the public and the public will make good decisions based on that information.

Feed the public social media-friendly, clickbait narrative lies disguised as racial-justice truth and you provoke the kind of unrest currently sweeping this nation. Media black lies matter. They agitate old wounds, sow discord and distrust, undermine patriotism and prevent us from addressing real problems.

The annual murder of thousands of black men is a legitimate problem. Social media has us fixated on the annual murder of a half dozen. Black lies matter, especially when they’re used to conceal a political agenda detached from the advancement of freedom.

Journalists should not be political partisans.

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As I keep telling you, the death of journalism threatens to become the death of our country if we do not find some way to hold the corporate, clickbait-focused media giants accountable for their intentional spreading of rank falsehoods. My one disagreement with Whitlock here is that he puts the main focus of his blame on social media, where these thousands of corrupt journalists manifest their outrageous biases every day.

But social media is just a facilitator here, a convenient platform. The truth is that the death of real journalism in our country took hold in our nation’s universities during the 1960s and 1970s with the new focus on “advocacy journalism” replacing the former focus on hard work, proper sourcing and the telling of the objective truth.

The central problem here is that for the last half century students in journalism schools all over the country have been brainwashed to believe that there is actually no such thing as objective truth. Once you lose the concept of truth, then all journalists feel justified in becoming fiction writers and reporters as they intentionally slant the “news” to favor their own personal pet causes.

Fundamentally, this is how a blatantly Marxist, domestic terrorist organization like Black Lives Matter gets turned into a “civil rights group” in the eyes of the entirety of the American media establishment.

The brainwashing will continue until every one of us submits.

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Sunday News Roundup: No Justice in St. Louis, A Recall Drive Targets Durkan, and Trump Sends Dems a Blunt Message

The only “justice” available in St. Louis is the kind paid for by George Soros. – The St. Louis couple who brandished a pistol and rifle to protect their homes from a group of about 300 aggressive BLM Marxists who had broken down the gate to invade their community had their home invaded again on Friday. This time the invasion – and confiscation of their guns – was conducted by police acting on the orders of Obama-funded city prosecutor Kimberly Gardner:

So, a group of potentially violent rioters can destroy the legally-placed entrance to a gated community and invade private property (the streets in the neighborhood are owned by the HOA) and this “circuit attorney” will do nothing. But anyone who brandishes a permitted firearm as a means of protecting their own home will be subject to search and seizure and potential prosecution.

This is absolutely outrageous, and another instance where we see the U.S. Department of Justice doing nothing to intervene. William Barr, where are you?

The only real justice being executed in the United States right now appears to be whatever comes from the President’s desk. – Corrupt Marxist Minnesota Governor Tim Walz found that out the hard way late Friday evening, as his despicable request for a federal government bailout to repair the riot damage done to Minneapolis was outright denied by the Trump Administration.

From a story at the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

The federal government has denied Gov. Tim Walz’s request for aid to help rebuild and repair Twin Cities structures that were damaged in the unrest following George Floyd’s death.

Walz asked President Donald Trump to declare a “major disaster” for the state of Minnesota in his request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on July 2. More than 1,500 buildings were damaged by fires, looting and vandalism in the days of unrest that followed Floyd’s May 25 death in Minneapolis police custody, racking up more than $500 million in damages, according to Walz.

The governor’s spokesman, Teddy Tschann, confirmed late Friday that the request for federal aid was denied.

“The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support,” Tschann said in a statement. “As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state’s history, we look for support from our federal government to help us through.”

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Oh, darn. Oh, heck. Oh, that nasty old Donald Trump.

Thank God for Donald Trump and his clear-eyed view of this world. These riots were Democrat Party riots. BLM and Antifa, the two domestic terrorist groups that organized and managed the riots, are nothing but Democrat Party armed support groups, just as the Ku Klux Klan was for more than a century in this country. These Democrat Party riots were enabled and urged on by Democrat mayors and Democrat governors and simply do not in any way merit the intervention of the U.S. taxpayer to help to pay for the damage they caused.

This Trump ruling was a big middle finger to Gov. Walz, and it sends a very important signal to the Democrat Party and its armed terrorists: You break it, you buy it.

It is the only proper signal to send.

News you won’t see reported on CNN or MSNBC. – A Washington state judge approved a petition effort to recall despicable Democrat/Marxist Mayor Jenny Durkan, the feckless nitwit who facilitated the June riots in her city that led to the illegal establishment of the infamous CHAZ/CHOP area.

From a story at the Washington Times:

A King County Superior Court judge has approved a petition for an election to recall Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

The Seattle Times reports the ruling Friday on charges filed by a group of five people last month comes after weeks of local protests against racism and police brutality – sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Once any recall petition is approved, signatures are needed to qualify for a special election ballot. The petitioners must, within 180 days, collect valid signatures from a number of voters equal to 25% of the votes cast in the last election. In this case, signatures from more than 50,000 Seattle voters would be needed.

The Durkan petitioners’ recall effort accuses the mayor of “endanger(ing) the peace and safety of the community” by allowing police to “leak false information about fabricated crimes and threats to the media” and issuing a citywide curfew without sufficient notice to the public. The petitioners also accused Durkan of restricting certain property rights in downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill, the neighborhood where many of the protests took place.

In a response Saturday, Durkan’s chief of staff, Stephanie Formas, said the mayor “consistently has acted to protect the City’s public health and safety and to respect the constitutional rights to peaceful protesters.”

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The statement by Durkan’s chief of staff is an outright lie. Durkan willingly facilitated the actions of the rioters every step of the way, including ordering her police to stand down as the domestic terrorists seized control of the 3rd precinct police building and a city hall annex. She only relented and allowed the police to do their jobs after the rioters broke into her own gated community and vandalized her home.

Seattle Mayor Durkan's 'Summer of Love' - Ricochet

No Mayor in U.S. history – with the possible exceptions of Bill de Blasio and Lori Lightfoot – has more richly deserved to be booted out of office than Durkan. If this recall effort fails, then any thinking person still living in Seattle with the means to do so should flee the area, because all hope for avoiding an inevitable descent into utter chaos will be lost.

Good luck and Godspeed.

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Watch Tucker Carlson Destroy Don Lemon in 92 Seconds

Down goes Lemon! Down goes Lemon! Down goes Lemon! – Holy, cow, this is brutal. Watch as Tucker Carlson absolutely destroys Don Lemon and CNN in 92 short seconds (Transcript follows):

Transcript: 

Carlson: Now, if you’re running a channel like CNN, you want dumb people on the air because they’re compliant. They’ll say what they’re told, they’ll tell the audience what the moment demands, they’ll never stray from the script, and that’s exactly what Mr. Lemon is doing. But just 7 years ago, it was a different country and people were kind of allowed to say what they think. And so, at the time, here is what Don Lemon was saying about Black communities. Watch this.

Lemon: More than 72% of children in the African American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers. And studies show that lack of a male role model is an express train right to prison. And the cycle continues. So please, Black folks, as I said – if this doesn’t apply to you, I’m not talking to you – pay attention to and think about what has been presented in recent history as acceptable behavior. Pay close attention to the hip-hop and rap culture that many of you embrace, a culture that glorifies everything that I just mentioned: Thug and reprehensible behavior. A culture that is making a lot of people rich, just not you. And it’s not going to.

Carlson: Wow. Can you imagine what would happen if Don Lemon or his body-building buddy over there, or any of these hair hats, said anything like that on CNN tonight, or MSNBC? That would be their last live broadcast ever. They would be fired immediately. You can’t express views like that, and so they don’t. Tells you a lot

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Of course Tucker is 100% right on this: Don Lemon and his fellow “hair hat” hosts at CNN and MSNBC are nothing more than automatons, useful idiots who the honchos at CNN and MSNBC can put on the air and feel certain will stick to the DNC script, whatever that happens to be on any given day.

Lemon is a rank coward – and credibly accused sexual assaulter – and thus will likely not address Carlson’s monologue. But if he were to address it, he would no doubt recite some talking points that had been carefully drafted for him about how times change, and his thinking has evolved on fatherless children, yada yada yada, blah-blah-blah.

Well, what exactly has changed since 2013? That’s easy: First, you have the ascendancy of the Marxist Democrat Party support group Black Lives Matter. Did you know that advocacy FOR fatherless families is one of that domestic terrorist group’s central tenets? That’s right: BLM doesn’t think 72% of Black babies being born out of wedlock is a high enough percentage – these thugs (Lemon’s word) are shooting for 100%, because they know the chaos that creates in the Black communities spreads across the entire country.

The second obvious thing that’s changed is who the President happens to be. In 2013, it was Barack Obama, who spoke frequently about the damage done to black communities by federal policies that incentivize fatherless families in the Black community. Of course, he never implemented a single policy to try to change anything, but he talked a good game.

In that 2013 clip, it’s a safe bet that Lemon was simply parroting recent remarks made by Obama, or perhaps Eric Holder, who was the Attorney General at the time. It has to be something like that, given that Lemon is obviously not capable of forming his own thoughts on any subject. Like Joe Biden staring blankly at the camera in his basement, Lemon was just reading a script.

Today, Donald Trump is the President, which at CNN HQ means that the scripts being handed to Lemon to recite are being compiled to reflect the views of Black Lives Matter, which the Democrats and corrupt media are working feverishly to normalize as a legitimate “civil rights” organization, even though that terrorist group advocates for policies of destruction and deprivation of such rights.

Everything you see today on CNN, MNSBC and 98% of the national news media is engineered with a single goal in mind: To deny the re-election of Donald J. Trump. Lemon is just a mindless automaton with a $200 haircut who looks good in a suit and happens to be a good reader.

The hilarious part of all of this is that Lemon has no idea he read that stuff in 2013, and was probably as surprised as anyone to see that clip. Because the messages he parrots are not his – he’s just the empty vessel who carries them on-air.

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Wednesday News Roundup: Marxist Dems Work to Return to Their Jim Crow Roots

WINNING ALERT – U.S. job openings exceed “expert” prediction by 1 million, climbing to a new all-time record high. Note the word “unexpectedly” in Bloomberg’s headline. Hilarious:

U.S. Job Openings Unexpectedly Increase as Hires Climb to Record

People walk down a street lined with outdoor seating for restaurants in the Little Italy neighborhood of New York on July 6.

U.S. job openings unexpectedly increased in May as state economies stirred to life and businesses looked to hire anew.

The number of available positions rose to 5.4 million during the month from 5 million in April, according to the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, released Tuesday. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for 4.5 million openings. Job openings that involve workers recalled from layoffs or positions that are only offered internally are not counted in the figure.

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Think about this characterization by Bloomberg for a moment: This report was for the month of May, when these “experts” already knew that the U.S. economy blew away employment expectations, as the jobs report came in with 2.5 million new jobs created vs. “expert” expectations that it would in fact lose more than 8 million.

But hey, when you are a part of the corrupt news media or the “expert” class the media loves to quote, anything good that happens in Trump’s America is always, without exception, unexpected.

This must not stand. – Several days ago, a video went viral of a husband and wife in Contra Costa County, CA using black paint to cover up a yellow “Black Lives Matter” mural that had been painted on the main street of their little town of Martinez by the Marxist Democrats in charge of the local government.

Yesterday, the couple themselves were charged with three counts of vandalism, including a hate crime, by the Contra Costa County DA, whose campaign was funded by Soros front groups:

Amazingly, the DA’s notice characterizes the Marxist, domestic terror group BLM as “an important civil rights cause that deserves all of our attention.” I swear I do not make this stuff up:

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Never mind the fact that it takes about 15 seconds of rudimentary research to determine conclusively that BLM is in fact a Marxist organization whose actual goals have nothing to do with Civil Rights and everything to do with the destruction of the American Republic – Democrats in power are now determined to make any opposition to those goals a “hate crime.”

This cannot stand in the United States. Elections matter, and the idiots in Martinez elected the Democrats who authorized the mural. Thus, a charge of vandalism is entirely appropriate. But the effort to prosecute the act as a hate crime is beyond the pale and demands intervention by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Are you watching, Mr. Barr?

School reopenings this fall are going to vary by state, and that’s not a good thing. – At an event at the White House Tuesday, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump led a discussion about safely reopening America’s schools this fall. At the event, the President promised to put pressure on governors to get their schools reopened for the good of the children, who have already been set back in their learning due to the irrational panic over the Wuhan Virus.

One governor he won’t have to pressure is Ron DeSantis, the stalwart Governor of Florida, whose education commissioner issued an order yesterday requiring all public schools to reopen this fall for five days a week.

Naturally, the corrupt news media immediately found teacher’s union officials who are horrified that their members might have to actually go back to work. From a piece at USA Today:

But as concern about the order spread online Monday, some school leaders across the state said: Not so fast.

Opening schools under current conditions “could be catastrophic,” said Karen Resciniti, president of the Martin County Education Association. Most educators in her district are hesitant to return to the classroom, even if social distancing is followed and masks are required, she said.

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Here’s how you solve that problem: Just order that teachers take a 40% pay cut for any distance learning classes they teach, and their concerns over the minute chance they might contract COVID-19 from children would evaporate in a second.

Reopenings are not so simple in other states. In Texas, where Governor Greg Abbott has gone scared of a bad media day, the Texas Education Agency issued a set of byzantine guidelines for reopening that will leave every school district, and schools within school districts, doing something different:

It’s just shameful. In the school district in the Texas city where I live, parents received an email of these guidelines late on the day before all school district officials went on a week’s vacation. So parents have no idea what their kids’ school weeks will look like, and no one to talk to in order to find out. Meanwhile, those parents must make the decision to either send their kids back to school or figure out a way to home school them by the day after those school district officials come back from their vacation.

Shameful.

But not as shameful as what is happening in the Democrat-led state of Washington. There, education officials issued a reopening process that plans to discriminate against some children – especially white and Asian kids – based on RACE. I swear I am not making this up:

Folks, we are witnessing in America today an effort by the Democrat Party to re-implement the same kinds of race-based Jim Crow laws that their party put into place and enforced across the South for 100 years.

This cannot stand if America is to stand. Ultimately, these people hate you and want you dead, and it is showing up every day in the actions they take and the documents they produce. You don’t have to believe me: All you have to do is observe what they say and do.

If they win the elections this November, this stuff is what America will become. In his monologue Monday evening, Tucker Carlson asked how can a political party that overtly hates half of Americans ever hope to govern the country?

The answer is simple and staring all of us in the face: By sheer, brute force. That’s how Mao did it; it’s how Stalin and Castro and Pol Pot did it; and it’s how this current group of radical Marxist Democrats would do it.

Get registered to vote. Oh, and buy more ammo just in case.

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Jason Whitlock Flays and Exposes the NFL and Black Lives Matter

Over the past month I have received a number of nasty notes from both acquaintances (I hesitate to use the word ‘friend’ for these people) and non-acquaintances over my consistent characterization of Black Lives Matter being essentially the same as Antifa: A Marxist/Anarchist terrorist organization funded by Soros-backed front groups whose goal is the destruction of America.

Black Lives Matter is not, as the corrupt news media continues to contend, any sort of social justice or civil rights organization. You don’t have to take my word for it – all you have to do is visit the group’s website and read its goals and objectives. It is a Marxist-run terrorist organization, period.

If you don’t believe BLM’s own website and public statements by its leaders bragging about how they are all “trained Marxists,” how about Jason Whitlock?

As he noted on Twitter the other day, Mr. Whitlock – a highly-regarded sports writer and sports-TV personality – has been Black since the day he was born. He also has a long and public history of being completely down with the real goals of real social justice and civil rights groups in America.

Whitlock appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program last night and echoed my assessment of BLM to a T. In the process he also excoriated the NFL owners and Commissioner Roger Goodell as cowards who are sucking up to a bunch of Marxists. It was epic.

Here is a clip of the interview – Whitlock comes on at about the 1:40 mark:

Here are some of Whitlock’s statements:

Asked about the NFL’s lack of leadership, Whitlock said:

“I see a lack of leadership. A failure of men. This goes against every value that exemplifies America. The NFL has built itself on unity and there is no way you can do any research on the Black Lives Matter Movement and not see it’s a Marxist movement.”

Tucker asked Whitlock where is NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during this mess?

“Under his desk like a coward. Abandoning those in America that enriched him by doing nothing to back them up. A complete failure of leadership that has men and women falling in cowardice.”

About Black Lives Matter, Whitlock said it is a “Marxist political organization” that does not stand for “Black death nor Black men.”

“It is a political movement. It is a Communist political movement. … I’ve seen many of these guys [NFL owners], they claim they’re in Christianity and their religious beliefs, do they understand Black Lives Matter, Communism, Marxism, is anti-religious? This is a historic failure of men and leadership. This is cowardice at its highest level, this is the NFL jumping the shark and saying we quit being who we said we are. We’re now something else because our money is on the line and we don’t stand for the values we said we stood for.”

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Now, I suppose Whitlock will inevitably become the target of the Perpetual Outrage crowd on Twitter, which leads the cancel culture there. Because there is nothing those on the political left in America hate and fear more than a Black man telling the truth.

Just ask Clarence Thomas and Tim Scott.

Black Lives Matter is essentially the same as Antifa: A Marxist/Anarchist domestic terrorist group. You don’t have to take my word for it anymore.

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Monday News Roundup: Armed Democrat Support Group is now Killing Kids

It was a quiet July 4 weekend in Chicago… – Only 77 human beings were shot and 14 killed. This is what is known in Chi-town under Mayor Lori Lightfoot as a “lull in the action.” As is always the case, the vast majority of those Americans are black, and some of them were just kids.

And Black Lives Matter does not care about them.

From a piece at the Chicago Sun-Times:

Chicago was left reeling over the Fourth of July weekend as citywide gun violence left multiple children killed for the third weekend in a row.

As of 11:20 p.m. Sunday, 77 people have been shot, 14 of them fatally, including two children shot dead Saturday night. Nine other gunshot victims were minors.

Ten children under 18 have died in Chicago gun violence since June 20, according to Chicago Sun-Times records.

The weekend is already more deadly than Independence Day weekend in 2019, when five were killed and 65 others wounded. In 2018, 14 people killed and 87 wounded citywide in holiday weekend shootings.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot prepared for the historically violent weekend by deploying an extra 1,500 Chicago police officers — something the city did in 2019 — but the gun violence continued unabated.

Two more children killed

On Saturday night, 7-year-old Natalia Wallace died after being shot while visiting her grandmother at a party in Austin.

She was outside where kids were riding on bicycles when three gunmen stepped out of a car and let off more than 20 shots in the 100 block of North Latrobe Avenue, Chicago police said.

Natalia died at the scene of a gunshot to her head, officials said. Police were reviewing video from the scene and have taken a person of interest in for questioning.

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No one at Black Lives Matter had word one to say about this. No condemnation of the killers – who are almost all also black – not a word of sympathy for the families and not a word of criticism for the worthless Mayor, who is their ally after all.

De Blasio’s campaign to destroy the Big Apple continues apace. – Things are equally awful in New York City, where shootings are up 205% from a year ago in the wake of Major Warren Wilhelm’s insane decision to willy-nilly release violent felons from prison using the COVID-19 excuse.

The other big contributor is of course Wilhem’s decision to slice the budget for the NYPD, including the disbanding of its highly-effective crime prevention unit. Because Wilhelm is a Marxist Democrat, and cutting out the effective parts of essential city services is always, without fail what depraved Democrat city officials do first when cutting budgets.

From a piece at the Washington Examiner:

After making the decision to disband its plainclothes “anti-crime” unit, New York City has seen a 205% increase in shootings in comparison to the same time period last year.

According to the New York Post, 116 shootings took place in the city since the officers were reassigned on June 15 to July 2, a 205% increase from the same period in 2019 when there were 38 shootings.

New York City saw 205 shootings last month, making it the city’s “bloodiest June in 24 years.”

“I feel like we are giving the streets back to the criminals,” said the mother of one shooting victim, whose son was shot just days after the unit was disbanded. “Whatever the problem they have, address it. But don’t disband the unit. Many lives would have been saved. Not just my son.”

The use of plainclothes officers has come into question in recent weeks. After the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis police custody in late May, the nation has been looking for answers on possible police reform measures.

“I think it’s time to move forward and change how we police in this city,” said New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.

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Surreal.

Meanwhile, in Atlanta, BLM is now murdering children. – Despicable Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms, whose studied inaction has allowed the violent protests in her city to continue unabated as she prevents the police from doing their jobs, is outraged this morning after weeks-long refusal to put these riots down reached an inevitable result: The murder of an 8 year-old child.

From a story at Fox News:

Secoriya Williamson, the father of eight-year-old Secoriea Turner, told reporters that his daughter had been killed after at least two people in a crowd of armed people opened fire on a car she was riding in with her mother. Authorities said the mother had attempted to drive through illegally placed barricades in the area when the vehicle came under fire Saturday night.

Bottoms said there have been problems with protesters in the area putting up barriers to close off the street. She said she received a message that the barriers were back up less than an hour before she was informed that the eight-year-old girl had died.

“They say Black Lives Matter. You killed your own,” Williamson said. “They killed my baby because she crossed a barrier and made a U-turn? You killed a child. She didn’t do nothing to nobody. Black Lives Matter? You killing your own. You killed an eight-year-old child. She ain’t did nothing to no one of y’all. She just wanted to get home to see her cousin. That’s all she wanted to do.”

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“Bottoms said there have been problems with protesters in the area putting up barriers to close off the street.”

Oh. Well, Mayor, what does a responsible city leader do when people illegally block streets for weeks on end? Eventually, she sends in the police to take down the barriers and tear gas or water cannon the rioters until they disperse in order to maintain civil order.

Instead, Bottoms has negligently stood aside and allowed these violent protesters to act out like enraged children for a month now because she thought it was politically advantageous to do so. And now, a precious little 8 year-old child is dead because of Keisha Bottoms’ own negligence and depravity.

But make no mistake about it, BLM does not care about Secoriea Turner. Her death in their eyes is just a part of the struggle, a blip in that group’s increasingly violent campaign to bring Marxism to America. And if BLM were to ever succeed in its overarching goal, Keisha Bottoms would find out the hard way that they consider her to be nothing more than a useful idiot, which is a fitting description.

And the Democrat Party and their corrupt toadies in the national news media endorse every bit of it.

Here is what else BLM was doing over the weekend at Stone Mountain Georgia.:

Try to imagine the national media outrage if a group of white or Asian or Hispanic Americans engaged in that behavior. As it is, not a single national media outlet has uttered a peep about it.

 

Here’s the truth about our situation today:

The destruction of American culture, history and society is now the official platform of the Democrat Party.
This November, you are either voting to re-elect President Donald Trump, or you are voting for your own destruction. This really is not complicated.

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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 [email protected] 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.

[End]

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.

That is all.

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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.

That is all.

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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.

That is all.

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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.

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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!

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America Stands on the Cusp of a Second Chance at Reconstruction

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

A new Reuters poll finds that 51% of Republican voters favor “sweeping police reforms,” a finding that no doubt shocks 98% of the national news media, but won’t surprise many Republicans. After all, you just need to review the policing wasteland we have seen all across the nation over the past three weeks – and the heinous police crime that set it all off – to understand the reasons why.

One aspect of the George Floyd murder that received very little coverage from our corrupt news media was the statement made by the local County Attorney early on that it normally takes him over 6 months to bring charges in a criminal case against a police officer. Ordinary citizens enjoy no such luxury: In a case like the one against Derek Chauvin, in which the killer wasn’t even arrested until 4 days had passed, any ordinary citizen would have been charged with at least 2nd degree murder within 24 hours after the act while they were sitting in a jail cell with a 300-lb sex offender alternately named Bubba or Doris, depending on what time of day it was.

In this particular case, due to all the public outrage, the County Attorney got his slow butt in gear and expedited the process. But normally, without all the demonstrations and rioting that took place, Chauvin would have been walking around a free man for 6 months before charges were even brought against him. Why does it take so long to charge a cop? Because of all the special protections police unions negotiate into police contracts during negotiations. In many cities, firing a cop is harder than firing a treasonous Obama operative embedded in the National Security Council. It’s ridiculous.

We’ve lost sight of this now, but Chauvin had had 18 formal complaints filed against him during the course of his police career. EIGHTEEN. Literally everyone in the department knew he was a loose cannon and a bad actor, yet he was still out on the street, free to abuse the people of the community. That’s insanity. Stuff like that has to stop. Unions have their legitimate place, but their place needs to stop being to negotiate nonsense into police contracts that enable this kind of tragedy, which certainly led directly to the killing of George Floyd.

GOP Senator Rand Paul filed a bill yesterday that would outlaw the issuing and execution of “no-knock warrants,” one of which led to the killing of Breonna Taylor, an African-American resident of Louisville, Kentucky who was murdered by 3 Louisville officers while she slept in her bed on March 13. No-knock warrants are a brutish tactic straight out of the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany and have no place in a free society in which the presumption of innocence supposedly underpins our justice system.

This, too, must stop.

Two weeks ago, the Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution outlawing the use of choke holds by police officers and mandating that bystanding officers who observe another officer, like Chauvin, engaging in abusive behavior, intervene to stop it. What idiot doesn’t support a reform like that?

Well, ok, don’t answer that question – we all know there are plenty of idiots on all sides of this issue.

The point here is that, yes, most real conservative thinkers know we need significant police reforms in our country and have needed them for a very long time. There is plenty of common ground to be plowed here by people of good intent. The question, of course, is whether enough people of good intent occupy seats in both houses of congress and in state legislatures around the country to get them done. There is no doubt that President Trump would gladly sign a good bill into law, just as he did with the major prison reform bill last year.

As for the rest of us, we all need to stop just knee-jerking to sloganeering like “I back the blue!,” or “the cops are all racists and murderers!” whenever this subject comes up. It hasn’t been many years ago when we almost universally revered what we were in the habit of calling “first responders” because the truth is that 98% of them are good and brave men and women who do the best they can every day to protect the public.

The problem is that the 2% of them who aren’t present a very clear and present danger to our society, as we have conclusively witnessed over the past three weeks. Leaders of police unions need to understand this, and stop agitating for provisions in police contracts that provide bad actors with  cover to keep abusing the public.

As I wrote on Wednesday, our country has spent the last 150 years paying for the abject failure by our society’s leaders to properly execute Reconstruction following the Civil War. We did not have enough people of good intent serving in leadership positions at that time to get the job done.

What America faces today is a very similar situation – we essentially stand on the cusp of a second chance at reconstruction. The first step in that reconstruction must be to enact reforms that ensure black Americans receive the same level of police protection and courtesy received by white citizens. We have a President who has already gotten very significant reforms accomplished in this area, and solid majorities of voters for both major political parties who support further reforms.

The question will now become whether there are enough GOP members of congress like Rand Paul and enough Democrat members willing to buck the constant overreaching and obstructionism of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to get major legislation sent to the President’s desk.

There’s no time like the present to find out.

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McAuliffe: Hidin’ Biden Will Move Into The General Election

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

Hidin’ Biden has worked so well that they’re just gonna keep on doing it. – In a recording leaked last night, former Clinton bag man and past and future ruler of Northern Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, provides a blow-by-blow description of the Democrat/media strategy to saddle the nation with Creepy Uncle Quid Pro Farty China Joe Biden as its president.

What does a political party do when it is knowingly putting up a feeble, elderly nominee who is clearly suffering from advancing dementia? Why, you keep him in his basement and let the corrupt news media and social media monopolies construct what the CIA would call “a legend” around him.

That is exactly the strategy laid out by McAuliffe during a videoconference with Northern Virginia Democrats, as reported by Fox News:

“People say all the time, ‘Oh, we got to get the vice president out of the basement,'” McAuliffe told the “monthly breakfast” of the Norfolk City Democratic Committee. “He’s fine in the basement. Two people see him a day: his two body people. That’s it. Let Trump keep doing what Trump’s doing.”

“It’s hard for the vice president to break through,” McAuliffe told the group. “You’ve got the COVID crisis. He’s not a governor, doesn’t have the National Guard. He’s not the president, doesn’t have the briefing room. He needs to come out strategically. And when he says something like he did on race relations two days ago, it needs to have a big impact — thoughtful, and that’s what we’re preferring that he actually do at the time.”

“He’s doing a lot of local,” McAuliffe added. “He’s talking to two, three governors a day. He’s doing roundtables, Zoom calls. A lot of it’s being done in those six battleground states that we have going forward.”

In his comments, McAuliffe also assured the Democrats the 2020 election would be different than 2016’s, when nominee Hillary Clinton was hampered over the FBI’s investigation of her emails: “We’re not gonna have crazy Jim Comey coming out 12 days before the election with that ridiculous thing he did.”

But, McAuliffe conceded, “We’re building the digital today, which Trump has a huge lead on, he’s got like 88 million Twitter followers, so that’s a big emphasis for us.” McAuliffe also said during the video it’s “likely” he’ll run again for governor of Virginia in 2021.

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So, it’s official: Democrats have made the decision to move ahead with a clearly addled man as their nominee. There will be no effort to replace Biden on the ticket, because the truth is that anyone else they put up this year would have zero chance of winning, and winning is all that matters even if the winner keeps asking his Secret Service guys to tie the laces on his loafers. This reality has several implications we all need to be aware of:

  • It means the Democrats are starting to believe the raft of Trump vote suppression polls that they and their corrupt media partners have commissioned over the past several weeks. In case you missed it, pollster John McLaughlin wrote a detailed memo to President Trump on Sunday detailing exactly how these polls have been rigged in an obvious campaign to diminish enthusiasm among Trump voters by creating an impression that his candidacy is a lost cause:

The latest skewed media polls must be intentional. It’s clear that NBC, ABC and CNN who have Democrat operatives like Chuck Todd, George Stephanopoulos and other Democrats in their news operations are consistently under-polling Republicans and therefore, reporting biased polls. They continue to poll adults or registered voters that skew away from likely voters. So instead of the 33% Republican turnout which actually happened in 2016, they are reporting polls on only 26%, 25% or even 24% Republicans. Since you get over 90% of the Republican vote, for every point fewer Republicans that they do not poll, they reduce your vote total by a point. In contrast CBS polled likely voters. CBS had 32% Republicans and a close national race. The bias seems to be an intentional strategy to suppress your vote. The latest media spin is that it’s too late to define Joe Biden and it’s too late for President Trump to win. We can hardly wait until they start spinning a “Biden electoral lock”. It has to be a strategy to counter the enthusiasm of Trump voters.

For, example, the CNN poll out today is another skewed anti-Trump poll of only 25% Republican. It’s a poll of 1,259 adults – not even registered voters, let alone likely voters. Also, it was done between June 2nd and 5th, before the great economic news from last Friday. In their questionnaire between asking about your job approval and the ballot, they had questions on issues including race relations, not job creation, which could have biased the poll further. It appears that the CNN poll is biased in both sample and questionnaire design to manufacture an anti-Trump outcome.

https://cdn.cnn.com/cnn/2020/images/06/08/rel6a.-.race.and.2020.pdf

Specifically, the NBC/WSJ poll on Sunday was among registered voters, not likely voters, and is only 26% Republican. Again this shorts Republicans about 7 points from the 2016 exit polls which had 33% Republicans. This poll was done May 28th through June 2nd and would not have a Friday’s great jobs impact.

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6938425/200266-NBCWSJ-June-Poll.pdf

The refusal to screen for actual likely voters is creating an under-polling of Republicans and therefore Trump voters. It seems intentional. It’s exactly what the media did in 2016. Let’s prove them wrong again.

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As McLaughlin states, this is exactly the same tactic deployed by the Dems in the 2016 campaign on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

  • It means without question that the person chosen by the Party and Biden’s handlers as the vice presidential nominee would become president very quickly after Biden’s inauguration day should he win in November. Looking at the lists of potential picks being tossed around, there is no least bad option there. Don’t kid yourselves otherwise. Any of them would be just another tool for the implementation of Venezuela-style socialism in the United States.
  • It means there will be no presidential debates in the general election; at least, not in the traditional format we have seen in the past. Democrats know Biden is simply not capable of standing on a stage with the President, so they will either insist on some sort of videoconference format in which Biden will easily be able to wear a hidden earpiece, or they will refuse to participate based on their always-effective Orange Man Bad rationale.
  • It means that the Party is confident that the social media giants will continue to step up their censorship of conservative voices and messages on their various platforms.
  • It means that the Party’s leadership is supremely confident of its firm control of the nation’s news media and its ability to influence public opinion, at least for a while in the midst of disaster scenarios, which leads to this final point…
  • It means that our nation will be subjected to a continuing series of crisis and disaster scenarios between now and November. If such disasters don’t occur naturally, we have just seen that the Democrats and their support groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter have the ability to quickly stage them on cue.

This is where we are headed, folks. Try to stay safe and get out and vote in November.

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Sunday News Roundup: De-Fund the FBI, Frey gets Fried, and an Archbishop’s Message

Wait. This is our national A-team? – If you have watched any of the various FBI-themed TV shows in recent years, the image you see depicted is one of fit, drop-dead gorgeous and handsome young women and men with flowing locks, expensive tailored clothes, quick draws and no-nonsense personas who always get the bad guy in any situation. It is an image that the FBI itself has carefully nurtured over the decades – they’re brave, they’re heroic, they’re keen investigators who always get their man.

Revelations over the past several years of utter FBI ineptitude at stopping the acts of domestic terrorists they were fully aware of and were monitoring have destroyed the notion that the agency always gets its man. Revelations of the agency’s role in the still-growing Obamagate scandal shattered its image as an agency dedicated to anything resembling truth or justice. Over the past 24 hours, since photos of an entire squad of FBI agents taking a knee to Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington DC emerged, we now know beyond all doubt that the agency’s preferred visual image is completely false. What we see instead is this:

… a rag-tag group of ordinary, not particularly attractive boys and girls, many of whom have obviously spent too much time at the dessert station on the FBI buffet.

Like the parade of corrupt FBI directors we have been treated to throughout the agency’s entire history, any group of law enforcement officers who would bow before  a crowd that is almost certainly infiltrated with domestic terrorists is motivated not by any sense of justice and upholding the law, but rather by politics.

There is no question that reforms in the way our police departments and agencies work need to be implemented. Anyone who knows anything about the history of utterly corrupt police departments in many major cities – like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, New Orleans, Detroit and St. Louis – understands that corruption and racial abuse in those departments has run rampant for many decades.

We have seen many calls to “de-fund” the police in recent days, a crazy notion that would leave millions of Americans helpless at the hands of criminal gangs. That “de-fund” effort of course targets local police departments, mainly in big, Democrat-run cities. But there are far more good cops than bad cops, and those good cops are vital to the lives and livelihoods of law-abiding people who live in crime-ridden neighborhoods.

However, there is one law enforcement agency that literally cries out today to be completely de-funded and rebuilt from the ground up under new leadership. That is the agency led today by a worthless, feckless and corrupt bureaucrat named Christopher Wray, the one that took a knee to domestic terrorists this weekend.

You want to “de-fund the police”? Start at the top.

Speaking of worthless and feckless bureaucrats… – Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey engaged in his own genuflecting to domestic terrorists scene on Saturday, thinking he’d be applauded for it. It didn’t quite work out that way for him:

It’s like Cerci Lannister’s walk of shame on Game of Thrones, only he thankfully remained fully clothed.

This guy is like Justin Trudeau’s less-attractive, less-effective little brother.

But you still can’t go to church. – These scenes happened all over the country, proving once and for all that the entire concept of “social distancing” is a bad joke that has no meaning:

And yes, even in Vegas:

All of these scenes and many more demonstrate conclusively that Americans are simply over the whole “social distancing” nonsense. Democrat mayors and governors who just 12 days ago were intent on keeping their cities and states locked down through Election Day on November 3 are going to have a real hard time putting this genie back in their political bottles.

News you won’t see reported on CNN or MSNBC. – On this Sunday, I will leave you with this powerful message, a letter written to President Donald Trump by archbishop Carlo Vigano, who clearly sees the true nature of the motivations behind the global protests we are now seeing. The letter is very long and can be read in full at this link.

Here is a key excerpt for those of you who are in a hurry:

In society, Mr. President, these two opposing realities co-exist as eternal enemies, just as God and Satan are eternal enemies. And it appears that the children of darkness – whom we may easily identify with the deep state which you wisely oppose and which is fiercely waging war against you in these days – have decided to show their cards, so to speak, by now revealing their plans. They seem to be so certain of already having everything under control that they have laid aside that circumspection that until now had at least partially concealed their true intentions. The investigations already under way will reveal the true responsibility of those who managed the Covid emergency not only in the area of health care but also in politics, the economy, and the media. We will probably find that in this colossal operation of social engineering there are people who have decided the fate of humanity, arrogating to themselves the right to act against the will of citizens and their representatives in the governments of nations.

We will also discover that the riots in these days were provoked by those who, seeing that the virus is inevitably fading and that the social alarm of the pandemic is waning, necessarily have had to provoke civil disturbances, because they would be followed by repression which, although legitimate, could be condemned as an unjustified aggression against the population. The same thing is also happening in Europe, in perfect synchrony. It is quite clear that the use of street protests is instrumental to the purposes of those who would like to see someone elected in the upcoming presidential elections who embodies the goals of the deep state and who expresses those goals faithfully and with conviction. It will not be surprising if, in a few months, we learn once again that hidden behind these acts of vandalism and violence there are those who hope to profit from the dissolution of the social order so as to build a world without freedom: Solve et Coagula, as the Masonic adage teaches.

For the first time, the United States has in you a President who courageously defends the right to life, who is not ashamed to denounce the persecution of Christians throughout the world, who speaks of Jesus Christ and the right of citizens to freedom of worship. Your participation in the March for Life, and more recently your proclamation of the month of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, are actions that confirm which side you wish to fight on. And I dare to believe that both of us are on the same side in this battle, albeit with different weapons.

For this reason, I believe that the attack to which you were subjected after your visit to the National Shrine of Saint John Paul II is part of the orchestrated media narrative which seeks not to fight racism and bring social order, but to aggravate dispositions; not to bring justice, but to legitimize violence and crime; not to serve the truth, but to favor one political faction. And it is disconcerting that there are Bishops – such as those whom I recently denounced – who, by their words, prove that they are aligned on the opposing side. They are subservient to the deep state, to globalism, to aligned thought, to the New World Order which they invoke ever more frequently in the name of a universal brotherhood which has nothing Christian about it, but which evokes the Masonic ideals of those want to dominate the world by driving God out of the courts, out of schools, out of families, and perhaps even out of churches.

The American people are mature and have now understood how much the mainstream media does not want to spread the truth but seeks to silence and distort it, spreading the lie that is useful for the purposes of their masters. However, it is important that the good – who are the majority – wake up from their sluggishness and do not accept being deceived by a minority of dishonest people with unavowable purposes. It is necessary that the good, the children of light, come together and make their voices heard. What more effective way is there to do this, Mr. President, than by prayer, asking the Lord to protect you, the United States, and all of humanity from this enormous attack of the Enemy? Before the power of prayer, the deceptions of the children of darkness will collapse, their plots will be revealed, their betrayal will be shown, their frightening power will end in nothing, brought to light and exposed for what it is: an infernal deception.

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Lightfoot to Wal-Mart: Please Stay so we can do it to you all Over Again in November

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

Oh, to be a fly on the wall for this call. – Chicago’s radical Mayor Lori Lightweight, er, Lightfoot refused to allow her police department to effectively put down the mass riots that have taken place in her city over the past 11 days. She also refused to activate the National Guard to provide assistance to the police department before the rioting had done hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and resulted in multiple deaths, over and above the 50-60 murders that take place in her city every month.

Lightfoot and her city council are, to put it simply, active enemies of the people in Chicago, and as such, they are active enemies of the businesses who serve those people. They are radical leftists who care nothing about people’s lives and livelihoods, and everything about obtaining and wielding political power for their own personal gain. That is who and what they are.

So it was that she had a pretty tough story to tell when she held a conference call on Friday with leaders of Wal-Mart and other big retailers whose stores she personally allowed to be looted, vandalized and destroyed in the days since the death of George Floyd. The worthless, subversive Mayor admitted that she “pleaded” with these business leaders not to abandon Chicago. One can only wonder what her messages of assurance might have been, especially to Wal-Mart, which reportedly lost 7 stores to Lightfoot’s own mismanagement.

After the past 11 days, there of course can be no rational business case to be made for Wal-Mart or any other business with the means to get out to remain in Chicago, given that the city’s government has obviously abandoned all pretense of doing anything real to provide civic security. But of course, most of those businesses will reopen, no doubt based on false assurances from Lightfoot, only to see it happen all over again in November after President Donald Trump wins his re-election.

Because that’s coming, and it’s coming in a very big way.

Back in 2018, as the Democrat Party was actively fomenting and staging “abolish ICE” riots in Los Angeles and other Democrat-controlled cities, I wrote about America’s new reality, which is the fact that one of our two major political parties now sees rioting, looting and burning cities as just another tool of politics. Of course, that Party has trended in that direction since the 1960’s, but in modern times its leaders have become quite open and frank about it.

Think about it: Over the past week we have seen the spectacle of Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi participating in the violent demonstrations in front of the White House in which more than 60 Secret Service agents have been injured. We have had the abject refusal by Democrat mayors all over the country to allow their police departments to protect the citizenry and quell the riots. We have seen the mayor of Washington, DC endorse the riots by painting “Black Lives Matter” – the name of one of the domestic terrorist groups who have fomented and conducted the riots – on a two block stretch of 17th Street near the White House.

Even more telling is what we have not heard from Democrat leaders. We have not heard a single one of them condemn the rioting. We have not heard a single one of them disavow their support for Antifa and Black Lives Matter. We have not heard a single one of them say a word about the tragic deaths of a dozen or more black lives, including retired Police Captain David Dorn in St. Louis, as a result of these riots.

Any astute business leader at Wal-Mart or any of the other major retailers who saw their shops destroyed by these Democrat-sponsored riots would summarily reject any appeal from Lightfoot to stick around and go through it all again in a few months. But they will all no doubt accede to her pleas, due mainly to political pressure, even as their insurance and paid security costs skyrocket, and the flight out of the city by most sane people dramatically reduces their customer base in the months and years to come.

Because Democrats destroy everything they touch, and if you’re doing business in Chicago, they’re touching you in a very big way.

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America in the 21st Century: 20 Long Years of Constant Brainwashing

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

Hey, what happened to all those pervasive, ubiquitous messages from March, April and May, telling us ten thousand times every day to wash our hands and stay at home? It was a hell of a brainwashing campaign carried out by our national news media and governments at all levels, and now it has basically vanished.

Dr. Anthony Fauci has gone from being the national grandfather figure who hands out constantly-shifting and always-wrong advice on your TV screen every day to some old guy cooped up on his basement who gets an interview with some daytime hack on MSNBC or CNN once or twice a week. He told us yesterday he was very concerned about a coming new outbreak of COVID-19 due to the lack of social distancing being practiced by the looters and burners and rioters in the nation’s big, Democrat-run cities, but no one was listening, which frankly is not a bad thing.

Mind you, he told us that while the very same statistical modeling idiots who projected 2 million Americans would die of this virus were now saying that, hey, all the staying at home and social distancing and washing our hands had no effect on the spread of the virus whatsoever. But you weren’t supposed to hear that.

Deborah Birx, the owner of every scarf in North America, seems to have completely disappeared. It’s like she never existed. Fame is a fickle thing – it comes and goes at the whim of the latest Democrat/corrupt news media narrative. She’s yesterday’s narrative, just like the Creepy Porn Lawyer.

The campaign to brainwash America about the Wuhan Virus has basically run its course along with the virus itself, and has now been replaced by a brainwashing campaign to convince us that we should all run out to the nearest riot and take a knee, just like Joe Biden did in that black church on Sunday. You remember Joe Biden, don’t you? Yeah, he’s that guy who told a clearly-black radio talk show host that “you ain’t black!”

That was barely a week ago and we’ve already forgotten. The brainwashing campaign demands it. Today, the narrative is that Joe Biden, the guy who’s already had 16,089 days in public office to address “institutional racism” in America and done nothing about it, is suddenly going to solve the whole problem in his first 100 days in office if you’ll just elect this shuffling, elderly man who doesn’t know where he is most of the time to hold the highest office in the land.

Yeah, that’ll work out fine.

In Los Angeles yesterday, the National Guard there took a knee before the rioters, which means the rioters are now in charge of Los Angeles, which is presumably how Mayor Eric Garcetti wanted it anyway.

Racial Tensions: Police across US taking a knee to support ...

On Twitter last night, every reporter for the New York Times threw a fit because the Times’ own op/ed page ran a piece written by a Republican U.S. Senator, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who advocates that the President should call in the military to help restore order in the cities run by Democrat mayors who refuse to let the police do their jobs. This is the same New York Times, mind you, that ran an op/ed piece by Adolph Hitler in June, 1941, even as Hitler was loading millions of Jews onto cattle cars and send them off to their deaths. None of the paper’s reporters, then or now, were horrified by that.

The title of Hitler’s op/ed – The Art of Propaganda – was obviously taken to heart by the New York Times editors and apparently remains the subject of Chapter 1 in the Times’ editorial handbook.

In February of this year, the Times ran an op/ed by the leader of the Taliban, a Muslim sect in Afghanistan that kills homosexuals and treats women like we treat rats. In 2013, it ran an op/ed by Vladimir Putin, who is supposed to be the devil incarnate today, according to the current dogma.

But it was the op/ed by a Republican Senator that set the Times staff off into a spasmodic group case of the vapors.

These media/government brainwashing campaigns are nothing new, of course. Hell, they’ve been carrying out a similar campaign related to “climate change” for the last 20 years, creating a global leftist religious cult in the process. They ran a massive campaign in 2008 designed to convince America that it was in fact obligated to elect Barack Obama because he was black. It worked, helped along by a traitorous Republican who intentionally tanked his own campaign. It worked again in 2012 thanks largely to the same dynamic.

For four long years, corrupt media outlets like the New York Times coordinated with the Democrats and many swampy Republicans like Paul Ryan and John McCain on a campaign to convince you that the “Russia Collusion” fantasy was in fact a real thing. It wasn’t, as Rod Rosenstein formally admitted multiple times under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday; but hey, they’re still at it anyway.

For six months last fall and winter, the entirety of our news media actively conspired with Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, Gerrold Nadler and the entire DC Swamp to brainwash you into believing that you should support the impeachment of President Trump over a phone call in which nothing improper was discussed. They knew if they could cause a massive shift in public opinion they might be able to convince enough GOP senators to give up the ghost and get it done.

That one failed, other than to get half a vote from the same traitor who threw the 2012 election.

Then came the Wuhan Virus campaign to stay at home and wash your hands and wear your masks and never get within 6 feet of anybody, and now that’s all gone away because you’re supposed to love and respect a bunch of domestic terrorist rioters who aren’t practicing any of that.

Oh, and at the same time, you still can’t legally get a haircut in Michigan or hold a funeral or wedding with more than 10 attendees in California, Oregon, New York and Illinois. And if you do those things, Mayors like Lori Lightfoot, who refuse to allow their police to try to control the riots, will send in the cops to shut your funeral home or church or barber shop down.

Welcome to America in the 21st century, where journalism is dead, the fascists call themselves “Democrats,” and the brainwashing never ends.

That is all.

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America Must Find a way to Hold the Media Accountable for its Serial Mendacity

Let’s revisit one of the Campaign Update’s recurring themes, which is that the corrupt national news media establishment, like the Democrat Party, represents a true existential threat to our country’s survival in its current form. If we cannot find some means of holding these disloyal and destructive media outlets accountable for their systemic and pernicious false reporting, and do it soon, then the United States will descend into chaos and possibly a second Civil War.

Mollie Hemingway put it bluntly in a tweet yesterday:

This is absolutely correct on all counts, and the riots are just the most recent example. It is incredibly disorienting when “reporters” at CNN or MSNBC stand before the camera with mayhem and destruction taking place right behind them and assure the audience that these are “peaceful protesters.” Here’s a great example:

MSNBC reporter says Minneapolis protest against death of George ...

That’s Ali Veshi, one of MSNBC’s teeming army of corrupt reporters, who claimed the Saturday night riots in Minneapolis were “mostly peaceful” even as a huge fire torches a building right behind him. This sort of utterly false “reporting” has been at pandemic stage across cable and network news for a solid week now.

Hemingway put up another pair of tweets later on Tuesday that accurately sum up the nation’s current situation:

The national news media establishment has made it crystal clear for four solid years now that it is, as an institution, firmly on the side of those who believe America is irredeemably evil and must be violently overthrown. The Democrat Party, which coordinates narratives and talking points on a daily basis with these corrupt media outlets, is obviously on that same page, and has been for many years.

If our society had seen honest coverage of the events of the past week, the Democrat Party would be essentially wiped off the face of the national scene on Election Day, and would never be able to win another national election. Everything we have witnessed this week was coordinated, planned and executed by groups the Democrat Party invented – Antifa and Black Lives Matter – and which serve as Democrat Party support groups.

These are Democrat Party sponsored riots, pure and simple. To make matters worse, they’re occurring in large cities that have been run for many years by Democrat machine politics, and we have the spectacle of Democrat mayors like Bill de Blasio and Lori Lightfoot and that pathetic simpleton Jacob Frey in Minneapolis actively refusing to do anything effective to quell them until millions of dollars of destruction have taken place and thousands of lives have been shattered.

And hey, after all the destruction’s been done and the small business owners who have had their livelihoods destroyed, and the community residents who have had their neighborhoods trashed and vandalized begin to speak up, those corrupt, seditious mayors and governors then shift the blame to the police departments that they ordered to stand down.

Through it all, the corrupt news media has focused blame on its enemies: Donald Trump, and you. You, the American people, are the root of the problem in this narrative, and Donald Trump’s tweets just make the problem worse.

The people who are “honoring the memory of George Floyd” by burning buildings and killing people while they loot convenience stores for Twinkies, Apple stores for I-Phones and pawn shops for used television sets are “peaceful protesters” who are just “trying to have their voices heard.” And if the building is burning right behind the reporter who is telling you this, well, who are you gonna believe, him or your own lyin’ eyes?

There is literally not a single Republican fingerprint on anything you have seen this past week. Every bit of it is the work of Democrat Party politicians, policy choices and support groups. Yet the national media establishment goes to herculean lengths to try to convince you it is all the fault of Donald Trump and you.

As Hemingway states in the last tweet noted above, the seriousness of this effort to divide and destroy this country – with the willing support of the national news media – has now become so obvious that it will force the law and order side to engage in the fight.

She issued that tweet on Tuesday morning. Interestingly, the intensity of the riots and demonstrations suddenly died down on Tuesday night, as the National Guard was engaged in some cities, including Los Angeles, and the police in New York City decided to quit listening to de Blasio and forcefully engage. Maybe that will last, and maybe it won’t, but the timing is interesting.

But here’s what we need to all keep in mind: What we have seen over the last week in our big, Democrat-run cities is just a preview of what we will see many times over when Donald Trump wins re-election in November. Don’t kid yourselves otherwise – plans for the mass riots we will inevitably see then are already being drawn up.

Because none of what you have seen take place over the past week has been organic in nature. It’s all been planned and executed by Democrat Party-affiliated groups.

If we had an honest, working national media establishment, that would be the headline story on every newscast, and the light of truth would end all of this very quickly.

But we don’t have an honest media establishment, and if we can’t find a way to hold these corrupt outlets accountable for their serial mendacity soon, we ultimately won’t have a country.

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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Wednesday News Roundup: Texans Can Take Care of Texans; The Rest of the Country Needs Help

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

In case you’re wondering why Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in a press conference yesterday with the police chiefs and mayors of Fort Worth and Dallas, said that he would not be asking for military assistance from the federal government to quell any out-of-control demonstrations in our state, all you need to see is this photo taken last night in the halls of the Texas Capitol Building by Glenn DeShields:

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Those are Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, sleeping on the marble floors. I have walked those floors many times. They are 100% firm – they don’t give an inch, just like the officers getting a few moments of rest on them.

“So we will not be asking the United States military to come into the state of Texas because we know that Texans can take care of Texans. We have tremendous police forces in Dallas, in Fort Worth, in the surrounding suburbs across the entire state. We have an abundance of resources that are being provided by the Texas Department of Public safety,” said Abbott.

God Bless Texas.

Why doesn’t this Black life matter? – Dave Dorn, a retired captain of the St. Louis Metro Police Department, was murdered by thugs who were looting a pawn shop where he was working security on Tuesday. Mr. Dorn happened to be a Black man, as were the vicious thugs who killed him.

Because Captain Dorn was killed by black men, the national news media is essentially ignoring this story. A web search indicates that only ABC News bothered to file even an online story about this senseless killing, and it was reported in the context of several police killings and injuries that happened on Tuesday, with this headline: “Small-town police chief killed as officers in 3 cities wounded during violence at George Floyd protests.”

To make the story even more demeaning to Captain Floyd’s memory, it does not even mention the fact that he was a Black man. I kid you not. Read it for yourself.

Our news media is an existential threat to our country.

Here’s your Ironic Story of the Day. – Check out this tweet issued by the Associated Press on Tuesday:

Just a reminder that Joe Biden has already spent 16,089 days of his life in public office. In all of that time, his main contribution to addressing “institutional racism” was to co-author the 1993 crime bill that… wait for it … targeted Black men.

But he’s now the Democrat Party’s Great White Hope for solving all the problems faced by America’s Black community. If you’re Black and you fall for this, you truly do get what you deserve. Stop this madness.

Speaking of corrupt news media… – The Secret Service guard station that sits just outside the White House grounds was burned last night by the rioters in Washington DC:

A web search shows not a single story on this incident from our national news media. NOT ONE.

But hey, that’s not fake news, so… – One story that the entire national media focused on Tuesday is – predictably – completely fake. It is the story still being pushed this morning that the federal Park Police, in clearing the path for President Trump and his entourage to make the walk from the White House to St. John’s Church on Monday afternoon, used “tear gas and rubber bullets” to intimidate the violent rioters who have caused so much damage and injured at least 60 Secret Service and other law enforcement personnel.

I watched it all happen live, and it was very clear that none of that happened. The Park Police issued a statement Tuesday clarifying what actually did happen:

“At approximately 6:33 pm, violent protestors on H Street NW began throwing projectiles including bricks, frozen water bottles and caustic liquids,” the USPP said in a statement. “The protestors also climbed onto a historic building at the north end of Lafayette Park that was destroyed by arson days prior. Intelligence had revealed calls for violence against the police, and officers found caches of glass bottles, baseball bats and metal poles hidden along the street.

“As many of the protestors became more combative, continued to throw projectiles, and attempted to grab officers’ weapons, officers then employed the use of smoke canisters and pepper balls when protestors did scatter from the area.”

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Reporters from NBC and the Washington Post continue to spread their fiction this morning. Because they are corrupt, fake-news-promoting enemies of the people. That’s what they are.

For those of you still holding out hope that Salt Lake City U.S. Attorney John Huber might still produce some shocking indictments of Obamagate bad actors, the President of the United States would like to disabuse you of that silly notion:

Remember, Huber was supposedly appointed by former AG Jeff Sessions to investigate the Obama FBI’s fake investigation of the Clinton email scandal way back in late 2017. He has to date produced nothing because that’s really what Sessions appointed him to do.

Now do you understand why President Trump detests Mr. Sessions, and supports his opponent in the upcoming runoff election, Tommy Tubberville? It really isn’t complicated.

Reminder: None of this rioting ever really was about George Floyd. – Rioters in Boston last night defaced a monument called “Glory.” The monument depicts heroic Union solders during the U.S. Civil War.

The solders all have one thing in common: They’re Black. They’re the members of the 54th Regiment who became the first Black soldiers to fight in the Civil War.

You could never make this stuff up.

That is all.

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Sunday News Roundup: Musk’s Finest Hour; Trump’s Finest Speech; Dems’ Worst Riots

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II

Bad timing for the space program. – It had been so long since the U.S. had launched men and women into space that I had forgotten how thrilling it was to watch it happen live. Unfortunately, Saturday’s magnificent, successful launch of the SpaceX Falcoln 9 rocket with two astronauts aboard was overwhelmed by the nationwide riots being promoted by the Democrat Party and its affiliated support groups, Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

From a report at Space.com:

SpaceX founder Elon Musk was choked up with emotion after his company successfully launched astronauts to space for the first time on Saturday (May 30).

“I’m really quite overcome with emotion on this day, so it’s kind of hard to talk, frankly,” Musk said in a post-launch press conference at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida Saturday evening. “It’s been 18 years working towards this goal, so it’s hard to believe that it’s happened.”

Musk’s comments came a few hours after SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the center’s historic Launch Complex 39A, carrying a Crew Dragon spacecraft with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board.

By successfully launching its new Crew Dragon spacecraft with astronauts on board for the first time, SpaceX became the first private company to launch astronauts for NASA.

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It is not surprising that Musk was overwhelmed with emotion – I had tears in my eyes just watching it from home on my TV.  Through the force of his will and perseverance, he has literally dragged America’s manned space program kicking and screaming back to life.

This, not Tesla, is Musk’s greatest achievement.

It also helps to finally have a willing partner in the White House. – After Barack Hussein Obama His Own Self spent the entire 8 years of his presidency using NASA as little more than a platform to promote climate hysteria, President Donald Trump has returned the agency’s focus to its actual mission of exploring space.

The President was on-hand to view the launch, and gave a grand speech afterwards. Unfortunately, it too was lost amid the news coverage of all the rioting taking place in Democrat-controlled cities. This morning, we are hearing calls from those on the left for the President to speak about those Democrat-organized riots. Obviously those issuing these calls missed yesterday’s speech, during which had this to say on that subject:

Before going further on this exciting day for all America in space, I want to say a few words about the situation in Minnesota. The death of George Floyd on the streets of Minneapolis was a grave tragedy. It should never have happened. It has filled Americans all over the country with horror, anger, and grief.

Yesterday, I spoke to George’s family and expressed the sorrow of our entire nation for their loss. I stand before you as a friend and ally to every American seeking justice and peace. And I stand before you in firm opposition to anyone exploiting this tragedy to loot, rob, attack, and menace. Healing, not hatred; justice, not chaos are the mission at hand. (Applause.)

The police officers involved in this incident have been fired from their jobs. One officer has already been arrested and charged with murder. State and federal authorities are carrying out an investigation to see what further charges may be warranted, including against, sadly, the other three.

In addition, my administration has opened a civil rights investigation, and I have asked the Attorney General and the Justice Department to expedite it.

I understand the pain that people are feeling. We support the right of peaceful protesters, and we hear their pleas. But what we are now seeing on the streets of our cities has nothing to do with justice or with peace.

The memory of George Floyd is being dishonored by rioters, looters, and anarchists. The violence and vandalism is being led by Antifa and other radical left-wing groups who are terrorizing the innocent, destroying jobs, hurting businesses, and burning down buildings.

The main victims of this horrible, horrible situations are the citizens who live in these once lovely communities. The mobs are devastating the life’s work of good people and destroying their dreams. Right now, America needs creation, not destruction; cooperation, not contempt; security, not anarchy. And there will be no anarchy. Civilization must be cherished, defended, and protected. The voices of law-abiding citizens must be heard, and heard very loudly.

We cannot and must not allow a small group of criminals and vandals to wreck our cities and lay waste to our communities. We must defend the rights of every citizen to live without violence, prejudice, or fear.

We support the overwhelming majority of police officers who are incredible in every way and devoted public servants. They keep our cities safe, protect our communities from gangs and drugs, and risk their own lives for us every day.

No one is more upset than fellow law enforcement officers by the small handful who fail to abide by their oath to serve and protect. My administration will stop mob violence and will stop it cold.

It does not serve the interests of justice or any citizen of any race, color, or creed for the government to give into anarchy, abandon police precincts, or allow communities to be burned to the ground. It won’t happen.

Those making excuses or justifications for violence are not helping the downtrodden, but delivering new anguish and new pain.

From day one of my administration, we have made it a top priority to build up distressed communities and revitalize our crumbling inner cities.

We fought hard with Senator Tim Scott and many others to create Opportunity Zones, helping to draw a surge of new investment to the places in our country that need it most. We must all work together as a society to expand opportunity and to create a future of greater dignity and promise for all of our people. We must forge a partnership with community leaders, local law enforcement, and the faith community to restore hope.

Radical-left criminals, thugs, and others all throughout our country and throughout the world will not be allowed to set communities ablaze. We won’t let it happen. It harms those who have the least. And we will be protecting those who have the least.

The leadership of the National Guard and the Department of Justice are now in close communication with state and city officials in Minnesota. And we’re coordinating our efforts with local law enforcement all across our nation.

In America, justice is never achieved at the hands of an angry mob. I will not allow angry mobs to dominate. It won’t happen. It is essential that we protect the crown jewel of American democracy: the rule of law and our independent system of justice. Every citizen in every community has the right to be safe in their workplace, safe in their homes, and safe in our city streets.

This is the sacred right of all Americans that I am totally determined to defend and will defend. My administration will always stand against violence, mayhem, and disorder.

We will stand with the family of George Floyd with the peaceful protesters and with every law-abiding citizen who wants decency, civility, safety, and security.

We are working toward a more just society, but that means building up, not tearing down; joining hands, not hurling fists; standing in solidarity, not surrendering to hostility.

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It helps to pay attention, people.

The President isn’t the only one who has addressed the riots. – In case you missed it, Attorney General William Barr also made a forceful statement addressing the Democrat riots in a speech delivered Saturday afternoon:

“The greatness of our nation comes from our commitment to the rule of law.

The outrage of our national community about what happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis is real and legitimate. Accountability for his death must be addressed, and is being addressed, through the regular process of our criminal justice system, both at the state and at the federal level. That system is working and moving at exceptional speed. Already initial charges have been filed. That process continues to move forward. Justice will be served.

Unfortunately, with the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful protest are being hijacked by violent radical elements.

Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda.

In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchistic and far left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom travel from out of state to promote the violence.

We must have law and order on our streets and in our communities, and it is the responsibility of the local and state leadership, in the first instance, to halt this violence. The Department of Justice (including the FBI, Marshals, ATF, and DEA), and all of our 93 U.S. Attorneys across the country, will support these local efforts and take all action necessary to enforce federal law.

In that regard, it is a federal crime to cross state lines or to use interstate facilities to incite or participate in violent rioting. We will enforce these laws.” (link)

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Should these men really have to repeat all of this for the benefit of lazy leftist talking heads on cable television? They have more important tasks to address today.

Maybe it’s time for a harder touch, Bill. – On Thursday, worthless Marxist New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters he wanted his police to exercise a “light touch” in dealing with that city’s rioters. He was rewarded yesterday with the burning and destruction of over 40 police vehicles as Antifa/BLM-led rioters ran out of control across Manhattan.

Meanwhile, Biden’s handlers support the domestic terrorist rioters.No fewer than 13 of the elder-abusing staff of the Creepy Uncle Quid Pro China Farty Joe Biden campaign announced on Saturday that they are giving money to a Democrat-created group that is paying to have the domestic terrorist rioters bailed out of jail in Minneapolis so they can go out and foment more rioting.

Do you understand now why I keep telling you that these are Democrat Party riots? How much more proof do you need?

Let’s repeat this one more time in bullet-point format:

  • The riots are clearly being organized by Antifa and BLM;
  • Both Antifa and BLM were created by and function as adjuncts to the Democrat Party;
  • Both Antifa and BLM receive the vast majority of their funding from Democrat/Soros front groups;
  • The riots are taking place in Democrat-controlled cities with Democrat-controlled police forces that refuse to crack down on the rioters in any effective way;
  • The Democrat Mayor of St. Paul told the press on Saturday that EVERY rioter arrested  by his police on Friday night was from out of state – Antifa’s and BLM’s modus operandi;
  • The Democrat Governor of Minnesota told the press on Saturday that he estimates that 80% of the rioters are from out of state – Antifa’s and BLM’s calling card;
  • Now we have Democrats paying to get the rioters released from jail so they can go out and riot some more.

There. Are we clear now?

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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