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Wednesday News Roundup: Tucker Carlson outs Fredo Cuomo and Trump Goes to Kenosha

Is Fredo Cuomo in trouble at CNN? Don’t bet on it. – President Trump issued this tweet targeting brother of mass-murdering Governor Andrew Cuomo, Fredo Cuomo this morning:

The President is referring to a segment on Tucker Carlson Tonight last night, in which Carlson aired a part of a recorded conversation between Fredo and his very good friend, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. In that recording, Cuomo profanely complains about constant harassment from reporters about allegations of sexual harassment lodged against him by fellow employees at CNN and in his prior position at ABC:

I won’t do a transcript of this since I try to keep this blog rated PG-13, but the basic plot here isn’t really all that incriminating for Cuomo. He doesn’t admit to actually being a serial harasser of women; he just complains that women he works with are apparently constantly complaining about him being a serial harasser of women.

I spent 40 years in the corporate world without ever having a single co-worker lodge any such complaint against me. Those of you who have spent time in the corporate world will know that the men you have seen on the receiving end of such complaints are exactly the men you would have expected to see on the receiving end of such complaints. Sexual harassment allegations are seldom any big surprise to the people in the office.

But no one should expect CNN to have the organizational integrity to even properly investigate Fredo, much less level any disciplinary action against him. CNN is, after all, nothing more than a Nazi-style propaganda operation, and the Nazis never were real big on protecting women’s rights.

Speaking of secret recordings… – Here is leaked video of Queen Nancy during her illegal visit to a shuttered hair salon on Sunday:

This is why it was imperative for President Trump to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin. – President Trump flew to Kenosha on Tuesday, and all the corrupt news media could find to hyperventilate about was the fact that he did not pay a visit to the family of Jacob Blake, the career woman-abusing criminal who was justifiably shot by the Kenosha police a couple of weeks ago. The President said he had attempted to reach out to the family, but backed off when they said they would not meet with him without their money-grubbing lawyer present.

But visiting Jacob Blake’s family – who are pursuing every angle to profit from the incident – was not in any way the purpose of the President’s visit. The purpose of the visit was far more intelligently focused than that. By having the TV cameras follow him around the city, the President forced the corrupt news media to capture images of the utter devastation visited on the town by Democrat-paid rioters who came into Kenosha from all over the country to loot and burn it.

Images like this one:

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And this one:

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And this one:

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By taking the time to take the corrupt reporters on a tour of the city, Trump forced them to show their audiences conclusively that vast swaths of Kenosha now resemble Dresden, Germany after the fire bombings of WWII. It was the only way any images like this would ever air on CBS, NBC or ABC.

Oregon law enforcement officials push back on communist Gov. Kate Brown. – In case you missed it, communist Democrat Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released her fancy new plan for dealing with the 98-night-long riots in Portland on Sunday. That plan is as, well, stupid as the despicable Governor herself, which, when you think about it, is exactly what you’d expect.

Comrade Kate’s big idea is to take sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement personnel from  Washington and Clackamas counties and the city of Gresham and send them into the increasingly violent, out of control fray that she and her comrade Mayor Ted Wheeler have allowed to build in the state’s largest city over the past three+ months.

The reaction from law enforcement officials in those other jurisdiction was entirely predictable and appropriate. From a story at The Blaze:

In no uncertain terms, the sheriffs slammed the plan and said they would not send their officers to Portland.

Clackamas Sheriff Craig Roberts advised Brown that more resources will not solve the problem in Portland — only policy change can provide the desperately needed solution.

According to Roberts, Brown never contacted him about sending his deputies to Portland.

“I was surprised to read that the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office was part of the plan since the Governor’s Office never contacted me,” Roberts explained. “Had Governor Brown discussed her plan with my office, I would have told her it’s about changing policy not adding resources. Increasing law enforcement resources in Portland will not solve the nightly violence and now, murder. The only way to make Portland safe again, is to support a policy that holds offenders accountable for their destruction and violence.”

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Although Brown and her fellow communist Democrat governors around the country think they are dictators with absolute authority, they aren’t. You shouldn’t expect to see Comrade Brown’s plan put into action anytime soon, or ever.

Meanwhile, the Portland riots rage on. – Democrat-sponsored rioters continued their efforts to destroy Portland for the 98th consecutive night, as Comrade Wheeler apparently told his police to stand down again.

Here are some of the lowlights, courtesy of real journalist Andy Ngo:

The rioters congregated at Comrade Wheeler’s condo building again on Tuesday, at one point setting a fire in the lobby. This has the communist Democrat contemplating a relocation:

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Saturday News Roundup: Trump Trolls the Press as Portland Spirals out of Control

Let’s start with this bit of hilarity from President Donald Trump at his impromptu press conference last night:

I’ve watched it 20 times and still laugh out loud.

The trouble with Susan Rice is that she’s a liar and probably a criminal. – Other than that, she’d make a great vice president. At least, the Democrats appear to think so, with rumors continuing to swirl that she now leads the horse race to become Joe Biden’s designated successor, er, “running mate.”

Writing at RealClearInvestigation, Eric Felton published a terrific expose’ of how Rice’s serial lies could ultimately lead to her prosecution.

Here’s an excerpt from that piece:

Susan Rice, the vice presidential contender with a high-profile history of questionable public statements, has another dubious claim in her past that until now has escaped scrutiny. Rice swore under oath that as President Obama’s national security adviser she was never told about the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation. But former FBI Director James Comey testified that Rice was present when he informed Obama all about Crossfire Hurricane just weeks after the investigation was launched.

James Comey: His account of telling the White House about Crossfire Hurricane differs markedly from Susan Rice’s recollection. She testified: “We were not informed by Director Comey or the attorney general that there was an active investigation of anybody in the Trump orbit.”

The contradiction could lead to charges that Rice lied to Congress about a topic still of intense interest to investigators: How actively involved in the effort to spy on the Trump campaign was the inner circle of the Obama White House, including the president himself? More immediately, the question of whether Rice told the truth on Capitol Hill might damage her bid to join Joe Biden on the Democratic presidential ticket.

Rice earned a reputation for shading the truth after the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. She was famously dispatched to five different Sunday morning news shows to repeat false talking points: that the mob that killed four Americans – including Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens – was merely reacting to an obscure YouTube video mocking Islam.

Questions about her forthrightness were redoubled when Senate investigators found that, in the waning minutes of the Obama administration, Rice wrote a curious “memo to the file.” She sent an email to herself on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, and in it claimed that Obama had insisted that everything to do with Russia, whether law enforcement or counterintelligence, be done “by the book.”

President Obama and Rice: Both were present at a meeting where, the FBI’s Comey said, the Trump-Russia probe was discussed at its outset. She denied knowing about it.

Asked about that memo later, Rice insisted she knew nothing about the FBI’s counterintelligence probe regarding Trump and Russia, let alone anything that could be characterized as spying on the incoming administration. She had her lawyer, Kathryn Ruemmler, write a letter to Sens. Charles Grassley, Dianne Feinstein, Lindsey Graham, and Sheldon Whitehouse. “While serving as National Security Advisor, Ambassador Rice was not briefed on the existence of any FBI investigation into allegations of collusion between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia,” Ruemmler wrote, “and she later learned of the fact of this investigation from Director Comey’s subsequent public testimony” – testimony that didn’t occur until March 20, 2017

On Wednesday, September 8, 2017, Rice repeated that she knew nothing of the FBI’s investigation while in the White House. This time she made the claim under oath.

Rice was at the Capitol, sitting in a secure room used by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The official reason for the interview was to ask what the Obama administration had done to thwart Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Behind those questions was a different query: Had Barack Obama’s team used the power of the presidency to spy on and smear the Trump campaign?

With the expectation of facing unfriendly questions, Rice arrived with two attorneys from the law firm Latham & Watkins.

Adam Schiff: “… [W]ould Director Comey brief you on the progress of his investigation?” he asked Rice. “No,” replied Rice under oath.

The Republican staffer running the interview emphasized to Rice the importance of telling the truth: “You are reminded that it is unlawful to deliberately provide false information to members of Congress or staff.” She was asked to raise her right hand and take an oath: “Madam Ambassador, do you swear or affirm that the testimony you’re about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?”

“I do,” Rice said.

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Go read the full piece, and then you will fully understand why the Obama Cabal wants Rice to be on the ticket as a means of self-preservation.

Kristi Noem is a boss. – God Bless South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, who has stood out among all of the nation’s 50 governors with her tremendous leadership through the China Virus pandemic. Her state was never shut down, has never had a mask mandate, has never had travel restrictions, has never had a shelter-in-place order, and has seen the best results in the entire country, perhaps in the world.

As other states have witnessed their convention industries literally go up in smoke, Noem’s leadership made it possible for President Trump to stage the magnificent tribute to America at Mount Rushmore on July 3. This weekend, that same leadership has set the stage for this to happen:

Thanks to Governor Noem’s leadership, the people of South Dakota are still living their best lives, and that fact will be celebrated by a quarter of a million bikers this week.

America.

Meanwhile, in Portland, Oregon… – We go from the best example of real leadership in a crisis our country has to offer directly to the very worst example, in Ted Wheeler’s communist republic of Portland. There, as we mentioned yesterday, the Democrat Party-sponsored rioters have now expanded their base of destruction to include not just the city center, but now at least one residential area as well, as state and local police continue to be hamstrung by Wheeler and communist Democrat Governor Kate Brown.

Here are examples of last night’s mayhem, chronicled as usual by real journalist Andy Ngo:

Here’s a notice sent out to residents of that neighborhood – I’m sure this made them feel so much better:

Hooboy.

But the rioters of course remained active in the downtown area as well:

Look, this is spiraling completely out of control now. Unless Brown and Wheeler release the state and local LEOs to really do their jobs using all riot control tools at their disposal, the rioters will only continue to expand their operations into additional areas of the city. It is one thing to sit back and allow these goons to occupy and destroy public property: It is quite another thing to let them do the same things in residential areas where the lives of private citizens and their children come into risk.

If the communist Democrats won’t stop this, then the President must do it for them, regardless of any political considerations. The separation of powers only works when the people holding power in a given jurisdiction are well-meaning Americans. That obviously is no longer the case in Portland.

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Andy Ngo Exposes the Corrupt Media’s Deception about the Democrat Portland Riots

Things were peaceful last night in Portl…oh, wait. – No, they weren’t. Not even close, although the local and state police who are now being allowed to do their jobs are beginning to show exactly what they are capable of doing if not held back by communist Democrats like Mayor Ted Wheeler and Governor Kate Brown.

First, here’s how the corrupt goons at the Associated Press lied to their readers about what happened in Portland last night:

Portland protest peaceful after federal presence reduced

Note the intentional implied cause and effect in that headline: federal police reduced, protest gets peaceful. As if the protests only became violent when the federal police began intervening two weeks ago to protect the federal courthouse in that city. That these violent riots have been ongoing, day after day, for almost 70 days now is something you would never know if you get your news from the AP or the corrupt corporate media outlets who parrot the AP’s news feed.

Here is the truth about what took place in Portland last night, courtesy of Andy Ngo, a real, working journalist who could never be hired at the AP for the simple fact that he reports the truth rather than parrot a pre-determined narrative.:

Mr. Ngo also debunks the completely dishonest way in which The Oregonian newspaper has portrayed what is happening in its own city:

So, the utter corruption in our nation’s news media is not limited to the national outlets we focus on the most: It bleeds right on down into your state and local media as well. Why? In part because they all use the content feeds from corrupt national outlets like the NYTimes, CNN and the AP. Look at the Oregonian report again, and note is was fed to that local outlet by the AP.

It is also in part because all of these corrupt journalists were indoctrinated in the same American journalism schools. Completely brainwashed, they parrot the Democrat/Media daily narrative because it has literally become who they are. It’s all they know to do.

They must do that because to do otherwise – to report the truth – they would have to recognize the fact that these riots are fomented day after day after day by outside agitators bused into the city and paid by George Soros front groups that are affiliated with the Democrat Party. These are in fact Democrat Party-planned and sponsored riots. Never forget that.

Thank God for real, honest, hard working journalists who are focused on actually reporting the truth like Andy Ngo.

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Tuesday News Roundup: As Red States Reopen, Blue States Continue to Suffer

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

Bolstered by the fact that his state just experienced its lowest numbers since April 3 in terms of new COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths despite expanded testing, Texas Governor Greg Abbott continued to expand one of the nation’s most successful reopening plans on Monday. Abbott’s Phase II will allow bars, bowling alleys, wine tasting rooms and other entertainment venues to reopen at 25% capacity this Friday, and allows restaurants, salons and other already-opened businesses to expand to 50% capacity on that day.

Here are other details of Abbott’s Phase II, as reported by the Dallas Morning News:

– Effective immediately, daycare centers can reopen, as can massage businesses, tattoo parlors and piercing studios, so long as there is at least 6 feet of social distancing between operating work stations.

– On Friday, restaurants can increase their capacity to 50%. Bars and several entertainment venues, including bowling alleys, bingo halls, skating rinks, rodeos and aquariums,, can reopen at 25% capacity.

– On May 29, zoos can reopen at 25% capacity.

– On May 31, youth camps can reopen. So can professional sports venues – including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, football, and car racing – so long as there are no in-person spectators.

In contrast to the fright tactics pushed by the corrupt news media on behalf of the Democrat Party, Texas has seen no surge whatsoever in Wuhan Virus cases during the course of its reopening, and continues to have by far the lowest rate of death per capita among the nation’s large states. Abbott did choose to delay the Phase II implementation for the El Paso and Amarillo areas, but that was due to isolated outbreaks of the virus among the employees in two meatpacking plants.

Meanwhile, as reopenings in red states like Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas and others continued to run along smoothly, here is a sampling of what Democrat governors and mayors were inflicting on the people in the blue states:

–  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said his city’s beaches would remain closed through the end of May, and threatened to have his police literally pull people “right out of the water” if they are caught swimming in the ocean;

Toadish Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker told reporters that he has amended his own lockdown order to now include fines of $25,000 and imprisonment for any business owner who dares to defy his authority;

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In Michigan, Generalissimo Gretchen Whitmer, who has been under tremendous pressure to lift her jackboot off the necks of her citizens, relented a bit by announcing a modest reopening of some businesses in the state’s upper peninsula and far northern region. But Herr Gretchen will keep the rest of the state – and the vast preponderance of her population – under a strict and utterly failed lockdown policy through at least May 28;

In Oregon, Alinskyite Governor Kate Brown found herself on the losing end of a lawsuit challenging her own insane lockdown early in the day, as a state district judge ruled that businesses can reopen because, you know, the Constitution and stuff. However, by day’s end, the reliable leftist brutes on the state’s supreme court had reversed that decision, reinstating Brown’s counterproductive policy while the case goes through the appeals process;

In New Jersey, goofy Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy found himself in a bit of a conundrum as local law enforcement officers are beginning to tire of enforcing his mindless edicts. When a gym operator in Bellmawr announced he was going to reopen on Monday, several hundred supporters showed up to support him. Police arriving on the scene surveyed the crowd, informed them they were all in violation of the Governor’s order, and then, smiling, told them to “have a good day.” Murphy responded as bullies always do, threatening the owners that they would “have a different experience” should they try to open again on Tuesday;

Despite California’s having one of the lowest rates of infections and deaths per capita among the large population states, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, in an interview designed to show how his city is not in total lockdown, made clear his city would remain in its current lockdown condition until well into the summer before he would even begin studying ways to allow businesses to reopen.

The United States is a divided country, and we are going to come out of this Wuhan Virus episode in a situation in which the red states will be miles ahead of the blue states economically and in terms of the individual freedoms of the citizens. You can be certain that thugs like Eric Garcetti and Bill de Blasio and  Gretchen Whitmer are going to continue exercising any authority they can get away with against their citizens even after the virus has run its course.

We must keep in mind that no leftist is going to voluntarily surrender power once they have obtained it. That will only be done if the U.S. Department of Justice and the courts move to force them to relent.

Make no mistake about it: The Democrat thugs themselves understand the long-term economic ramifications of whey they are currently doing, which is why they and Nancy Pelosi are in such a frenzy now to force congress to bail the states out. Many blue states were already teetering on the brink of insolvency before the viral gift from China arrived at our shores, and now their fate is pretty much sealed.

But states like Texas, Florida and many others that have a constitutional requirement to balance their budgets are not in any similar situation. Thus, a congressional bailout would in fact be a situation in which red states that have properly managed themselves would be forced to bail out blue states that have been badly mismanaged by Democrats for decades.

It’s a soft civil war, folks. Let’s pray it doesn’t expand into a hard one.

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Sunday News Roundup: Abrams Eclipse, Trump Fires IG and Crowded ‘Closed’ Beaches

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II

Today’s Washington Post contains a fawning, frankly disgusting profile of Georgia gubernatorial looooooser Stacy Abrams, in an obvious attempt to boost her chances of becoming Quid Pro China Joe’s eventual running mate. This is the photo the Post chose to use with the profile:

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It looks like she’s a one-woman solar eclipse.

Honestly, this ongoing media/Democrat effort to turn the quite un-accomplished Abrams into some sort of national super-woman is just bizarre. She’s never accomplished anything more than winning an election in an overwhelmingly Democrat district to be a state representative. Yet, she has become a sort of cult hero whose supporters appear to honestly believe she is the best the national Democrat Party has to offer.

You could never make this stuff up.

By tha ordah of Govnah Ralph KKK Blackface Coonman Northam of tha Commonwealth of Vahginyah, tha Vahginyah Beach Oceanfront was ahficially closed yestahday. This heah is what it looked lahk:

Warm weather draws crowds to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Seen from the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier.

See any masks being worn there? No, not the KKK masks that Northam likes to wear – I’m talking about medical masks. See any social distancing going on? These are Americans, and they have had enough of Northam’s abuse based on Anthony Fauci’s nonsensical advisories.

Speaking of Americans, this was the scene in Orange County, CA on Saturday:

Additional California freedom rallies took place Saturday in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Cool.

Meanwhile, this happened yesterday in Oregon:

Ms. Graham has been fined $14,000 by the Alinskyite radical, Gov. Kate Brown. Graham has filed an appeal, which she will ultimately win, but in the meantime, Gov. Brown and her jackbooted thugs can and probably will make her life a living hell.

Your Democrat Party at work.

In Michigan, the hairdressers continue to fight back against the edicts of Herr Gretchen:

Question: Why do Democrats hate hairdressers? It’s a national epidemic. Weird.

The ghouls at Bloomberg politics fantasize about President Trump testing positive for the Wuhan Virus:

 

It’s 1937 in Berlin…oh wait, no, it’s 2020 in Swampscott…

Tim Graham at Newsbusters.com has a great writeup on the corrupt news media’s continuing freakout over CBS’s Catherine Herridge and her habit of – gasp! – objectively reporting actual news. Here’s an excerpt:

An anonymous Democrat echoed the liberal media boilerplate:

“The problem we had with the Russia stuff and FISA stuff from day one was that people are getting two sets of news depending on what you watch,” one Democratic hill staffer said. “Some Dems were willing to live with that if it was limited to Fox News. But at CBS you are giving it the imprimatur of neutrality and that of a serious news organization.

Tani admits “Herridge has been careful to never cross the line into overt advocacy,” and quotes CBS officials praising her work. But it’s not hard to imagine that Herridge is finding herself to be the new version of Sharyl Attkisson, where many stories are sidelined to the internet because they’re too upsetting for liberals to grant the “imprimatur of neutrality.” It’s already happening:

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As I pointed out yesterday, Herridge is obviously headed down the same path as previous great CBS reporters Sharyl Atkisson and Lara Logan, both of whom were booted off the network for their own distressing habit of upsetting anonymous Democrat staffers and their Democrat toady reporters for daring to objectively report real news. Herridge’s days at CBS are obviously numbered.

He made the same prediction in 2016. How’d that work out for him?

Good piece at The Daily Wire detailing the fact that it took 3 full weeks for Michigan’s congressional flake Justin Amash to figure out that he would have no chance to win if he became the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee this go-round. Man, I could have told him that in about 3 seconds.

Finally, President Trump fired yet another corrupt inspector general yesterday, and the Democrats and their media toadies are freaking out about it. Here’s an excerpt from a Washington Times report:

President Trump on Friday announced he is firing the State Department’s inspector general — the latest of several people tasked with conducting oversight on various government agencies to be pushed out by Mr. Trump in recent weeks.

In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Mr. Trump said he no longer had the “fullest confidence” in Inspector General Steve Linick, who has been in the position since 2013.

Amb. Stephen J. Akard, who was previously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as head of the State Department’s Office of Foreign Missions, is set to take Mr. Linick’s place.

Mr. Trump last month also removed former acting Defense Department Inspector General Glenn Fine from his post. Mr. Fine had also been tapped to lead a committee charged with overseeing trillions of dollars in federal coronavirus rescue spending.

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Awesome.

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The Motivations Behind the Fascist Democrat Governors and Mayors

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

Today, we’re going to talk about what motivates these budding fascist mayors, county judges and governors, almost all of whom also happen to be Democrats. After all, they aren’t taking the actions they are taking against the unlucky people in their jurisdictions in a vacuum. These are all politicians, and politicians all have pressures that motivate them to act in certain ways.

To set this up, let’s first refer to a great piece over at RedState.com that was referred to me yesterday by a friend. The writer, Mike Ford, goes through many of the facts I’ve written about here regarding how Drs. Fauci, Birx and their disastrously wrong statistical model have basically run our country for the last 3 months, and destroyed our economy in the process. The results have been catastrophic, have essentially destroyed the greatest economy on the face of the earth, and none of it needed to happen.

Here is an excerpt from the summary section of that piece:

Basically, the governors and mayors with the encouragement of the federal government denied the civil rights of broad swaths of the American citizenry. They abridged the right to earn a living on the unproven chance that it might save a stranger’s life. What’s worse, it wasn’t like we demanded that all of America make this sacrifice. No. We actually forced the weakest (financially) among us to carry this load. Interestingly, I find anecdotally that the folks most interested in keeping this shutdown in place until we are “perfectly safe,” aren’t the hourly wage, service industry workers who have been forced to shoulder almost this entire burden. Nope. It’s the “essential workers,” people whose occupation allows telecommuting, the media, and, of course, folks on government salaries.

Mind you, none of the above was done via legislative action, which might have made it somewhat more palatable. It was all done via executive orders, big and small. As new data comes in, we are seeing that all of this had little-to-no effect on the spread of the virus nor the number of fatalities. We trampled on the Constitution, destroyed our economy, and wrecked the lives of millions of Americans…for nothing. And we aren’t done yet.

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Now, let’s look at the chart below, which was published by England’s Office of National Statistics last week:

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The chart is easy to understand: It shows the average mortality rate per 100,000 by age group. It is the single most compelling piece of information I have seen anywhere about the Wuhan Virus. This chart and this chart alone proves the case Mr. Ford makes in his piece at RedState.

Put simply, this chart conclusively demonstrates that this virus is a disease that kills almost no one under the age of 55. Yes, young people do contract the virus and a handful have died from its effects. Those deaths of young people have of course been massively trumpeted by your corrupt news media as a means of supporting the Democrat goal of keeping the shutdown in place, but they have been few and far between.

This data clearly shows that the intelligent way to have gone about dealing with this virus would have been to ask older people to self-quarantine and to allow anyone under the age of 55 to keep living their lives and more rapidly building a national herd immunity to this plague that will ultimately come about anyway. Had everyone just taken the example of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, whose very first act was to start working to protect elderly folks inside his state’s nursing homes, a huge portion of these deaths would have been avoided.

Instead, our government told tens of millions of young Americans – the vast majority of them in the lower-middle to lower classes in terms of income – that their jobs and businesses were “non-essential” and forced them onto the government dole. And now we have this ruling class of banana republic governors, mayors and county judges doing everything they can, not to reopen their economies and put people back to work, but to extend the pain out for as long as they can get away with.

In my weekly radio appearance with host Gregg Budell on FM 93.1 WACV in Montgomery, AL yesterday, we talked about what it is exactly that motivates these Democrat politicians to act in this way. To understand that, you have to first understand how the Democrat political mind in the 21st century works, which I talked about in yesterday’s Campaign Update, “The Real Reason Why Pelosi Won’t Call the House Back Into Session.”

Here’s an excerpt from that piece:

But Democrats are different – make no mistake about it. They don’t care about people dying or 30 million Americans having been put out of jobs; all they care about is politics. After all, the Wuhan Virus is killing mainly old people, and old people happen to be mostly Republican voters. Democrats like Pelosi and Schumer see this and their only thought is that man, this could really tilt a few congressional races in November if enough old people die in the right districts.

Those 30 million additional unemployed? To your typical Democrat politician, their only thought is that that is one huge target-rich environment of potential Democrat voters. If they can just keep enough of those 30 million on unemployment until November it could be an electoral gold mine.

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Once you understand that and accept it, then you need to look and identify who funds Democrat campaigns in this country today, and the voting constituencies that put them into office in the first place.

Who funds Democrats these days? That’s easy: Billionaires like George Soros, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and the rest of the very wealth, globalist class in this country; the radical environmentalist community; government workers; and labor unions, in that descending order. Make no mistake about it, the Democrat Party – not the GOP as the corrupt media still likes to claim – is the party of the very wealthy, globalist class in this country and their FEC filings clearly prove that fact. The radical environmentalists – the Party’s other major funder – are thrilled to death with all of this economic carnage, since it is what their Green New Deal would implement, anyway, and hey, our carbon footprint is so much lower! Seriously, do not doubt me on this.

So, we know who funds the campaigns; now, let’s look at a few examples of the constituencies these aspiring tinpot dictators are trying to please.

Virginia Governor Ralph “Coonman” Northam is a great and easy example here. Northam governs what is by and large a very rural state that has two major population centers that vote overwhelmingly Democrat: Richmond, and the Alexandria/Arlington metro area. Those rural areas of the state have been barely impacted by this Chinese plague, but they vote overwhelmingly Republican, and Northam couldn’t care less what the people in those counties need or think.

The capital city of Richmond, on the other hand, has two huge Democrat voter blocs: Government workers and folks who were already on the government dole before anyone had ever heard of the Wuhan Virus. The government workers are all still getting paid, so they’re happy to have this extended vacation as long as Gov. Coonman wants to give it to them. The folks who are used to living on the government dole haven’t really been impacted, so what do they care?

The Alexandria/Arlington area is now overrun with federal government workers thanks to the vast expansion of the federal workforce during the Obama years, and they have the same story: They’re all getting paid to “work from home,” which for many means sitting on their butts playing video games, so they’re all fat and happy like the state government workers in Richmond.

Thus, at the end of the day, Northam looks around and sees he still has his cash flow in place, and his voters are all perfectly happy sitting at home doing nothing, so there is no price to be paid for just extending these draconian orders out for as long as possible.

In Michigan, Generalissimo Gretchen Whitmer has much the same motivating factors in place: She’s just trying please her Party’s natural constituencies in cities like Detroit, Lansing and other metro centers.

In Oregon, Governor Kate Brown is just trying to please her natural constituencies that largely lie along the Interstate 5 corridor.

The exact same logic and formula applies in states like New York, New Jersey and California, and even in cities in Red states like Dallas and Houston in Texas, where Democrat County Judges Clay Jenkins and Lina Hidalgo have gone completely mad with power.

This really is the truth, folks. Decades of focusing on identity politics above all other considerations really has completely warped the Democrat mind in our country, and in fact makes that party the single biggest danger to the country’s ultimate survival.

They aren’t motivated by what is best for the country as a whole – that arcane subject never even enters their minds. They are motivated by two things and two things only: Money, and power, and how to obtain and maintain both.

And so, here we are.

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Gov. Abbott: Texans Can Get a Haircut on Friday! Yee-hah!

The Evening Campaign Update

Yeeee-hah!!!! – In a press conference held Tuesday afternoon, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that a raft of additional businesses are fixin’ to be allowed to reopen on Friday, May 8. Those businesses include barbers, hair salons, cosmetologists and tanning salons. He also announced that gyms will be able to reopen on May 18, albeit at 25% capacity.

Excerpt from a report at the Texas Tribune website:

The businesses will be required to follow certain rules as the state continues to grapple with the coronavirus. Hairstylists will be able to work with only one customer at a time. People waiting in barber shops will have to maintain 6-foot separation or wait outside.

Meanwhile, gyms will be required to operate at a maximum of 25% of capacity. Showers and locker rooms will be closed, and equipment must be disinfected after each use.

Abbott acknowledged people may want to see another type of business reopen — bars — but said the state is still figuring out how they can do so safely and did not offer a timetable.

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Finally, I’ll be able to go get my shaggy head trimmed up!

Of note, Governor Abbott’s announcement comes one day after Virginia Governor Ralph KKK Northam extended his own lockdown order through May 16. It also comes as Democrat governors in California, Michigan and Oregon, and Republicans in Alabama and Ohio are finding themselves under increasing pressure to relent on their own draconian orders.

In California, a city councilman has personally sued Gov. Newsom over his idiotic beach-closing order:

Newport Beach City Councilman Kevin Muldoon personally sued Gov. Gavin Newsom in federal court Monday over Newsom’s beach closures targeting Orange County.

Muldoon, a vocal proponent of lifting the weeks-long lockdown imposed to stem the coronavirus pandemic, filed the suit on his own behalf and was footing his own legal costs, he said. He called Newsom’s directive, handed down Thursday and put into effect the next day, unconstitutional.

Newsom’s order applies only toOrange County. A reopening date is unclear.

“Defendants have shown by their actions a willingness to ignore and to violate the fundamental civil rights of California residents,” the lawsuit reads. “Their actions … are persistent and capable of repetition unless they are enjoined by this court.”

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In Michigan, the Detroit News published an editorial by its editorial board condemning Generalissimo Gretchen Whitmer for her rampant abuse of power and and endorsing the legislature’s decision to file a lawsuit against her:

Whitmer is attempting to assign a noble purpose for her unilateral power grab, saying she needed to continue her emergency powers to protect health care workers from being sued by COVID-19 patients.

But the Legislature Thursday approved a bill that would enshrine that immunity in law, proving lawmakers are capable of working with the governor to protect Michigan.

They had offered to grant her another short-term extension of her powers, with oversight. But she refused to accept any conditions that forced her to collaborate with lawmakers.

The Republican-controlled Legislature Thursday also passed resolutions authorizing the speaker of the House and the Senate majority leader to sue the governor.

That lawsuit should be filed ASAP.

From the beginning of her tenure, Whitmer has show disdain for both the law and regular-order governing, looking for every loophole to avoid dealing with the Legislature.

This time, she’s taken the state to a very dangerous place.

There’s no reasonable defense, in a representative democracy, for a governor to strip the legislative branch of its constitutional authority and assume dictatorial powers in perpetuity.

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In Oregon, radical Alinskyite Governor Kate Brown eased some of her own abusive restrictions after coming under intense pressure in recent days:

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced a limited opening of some state parks, outdoor recreation facilities, and other areas for day use in a partial easing of restrictions put in place because of the coronavirus.

Officials say day-use will slowly return to other state parks starting next week. The popular Columbia River Gorge parks and recreation areas and coastal areas will remain closed for now. Brown says Oregonians should recreate responsibly.

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What all of this is teaching us is something most Texans have known for all of our lives: We are damned lucky to live in the Lone Star State.

Thank you, Governor Abbott, and God Bless Texas.

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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Fascism: Oregon Democrat Governor Extends Lockdown to July 6

The Evening Campaign Update

When I first saw this, I thought it must be a typo. But this is no mistake or joke: While more than half the states in the U.S. have now lifted stay-at-home orders, the people of Oregon will remain imprisoned within their homes for another two solid months, thanks to their stupid decision to elect Democrat Kate Brown as their governor. Gov. Brown announced on Friday that she was extending her order through … wait for it … July 6!

Here is the text of the order:

Office of the Governor
State of Oregon

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 20-24 
EXTENDING THE COVID-19 DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY (EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 20-03) FOR AN ADDITIONAL 60 DAYS, THROUGH JULY 6, 2020 
Executive Order 20-03, declaring a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Oregon, was issued on March 8, 2020, and declared a statewide emergency for 60 days, through May 7, 2020.
Pursuant to ORS 401.165 and ORS 401.204, I find that the novel infectious coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to threaten public health and safety, and remains a statewide emergency under ORS 401.025. Accordingly, I am extending t​he state of emergency for an additional 60 days, through July 6, 2020. Executive Order 20-03 shall remain in effect through July 6, 2020, unless extended or terminated earlier by the Governor.
Done at Salem, Oregon, this 1st day of May, 2020.
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Kate Brown
GOVERNOR
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Unreal.

The state of 4 million residents ranks 40th out of the 50 states in total number of cases diagnosed with just over 2,500, and has seen a total of 104 deaths from the Wuhan Virus, with 51 of those having taken place in more than 40 nursing homes around the state. Note that the number of cases diagnosed is about the same as South Dakota has seen, but the number of deaths is 5 times South Dakota’s total.

Obviously, Oregon’s main problem is poorly-run nursing homes housing elderly patients who are particularly vulnerable to this Chinese plague. But instead of attempting to intelligently address the heart of the problem in a strategic manner that protects the constitutional rights of the citizenry, this fascist Governor chooses to imprison her entire population for another two solid months.

As I discussed in this morning’s Campaign Update, we have a distressing and growing dichotomy in our country now between Free states and Prison states, one that breaks down almost exclusively along party lines. States with conservative Republican governors are by and large the Free states, and states with leftist/fascist Democrat governors are by and large Prison states.

Fox News displayed this map of states that were reopening parts of their economies on May 1:

The states reopening are appropriately shown in red, the color typically used for states that vote Republican in presidential elections. Note that this map does not show states that never had shut-in orders like South Dakota and Arkansas in red, nor does it include South Carolina, which had already moved to reopen much of its economy weeks ago. All of those states also have Republican governors.

The inclusion of Illinois, Maine and Nevada on this map is highly misleading. While the Democrat governors in those states did allow some very limited business openings on May 1, their states remain under heavy-handed restrictions and stay-at-home orders.

The political motivations for many of these ongoing statewide lock-downs are blatantly obvious at this point. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever for Oregon’s 4 million citizens to remain under a lock-down order, with hundreds of thousands out of work and thousands of businesses lost, other than raw partisan politics.

Democrat governors all over the nation are playing at a very dangerous and despicable game right now, destroying people’s businesses and livelihoods and denying their constitutional freedoms in an attempt to try to impact the November elections. If the voters of this country reward them for this act of depravity, our nation may never recover from the blow.

That is all.

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