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Tuesday News Roundup: The Democrats’ Strained Relationship With Science, Racism and the Police

Nolte nails it again. – A frequent commenter at Today’s Campaign Update referred me to a new piece by one of my favorite writers, Breitbart’s John Nolte. It is a typical Nolte tour de force, succinctly and devastatingly cataloging the growing, systemic racism practiced by today’s Democrats, including the “woke” Hollywood crowd. It’s fairly long because there is just so damn much material for Nolte to work with, but well worth the read.

Here’s an excerpt to whet your reading appetite:

Facts…

Below are the most controversial deaths of black Americans at the hands of police officers going back a full three years — plus those going back further that became national stories. I’m not here to question whether or not the police acted appropriately in each case. It is enough that they are controversial.

Below is the name of the victim, the city/state where the death occurred, and the political party in charge of the police at the time…

  • Rayshard Brooks – Atlanta, GA – Democrat
  • George Floyd – Minneapolis, MN – Democrat
  • Breonna Taylor – Louisville, KY – Democrat
  • Manuel Ellis – Tacoma, WA – Democrat
  • Atatiana Jefferson – Fort Worth, TX – Republican
  • Javier Ambler – Austin, TX – Democrat
  • Tony McDade – Tallahassee, FL – Democrat
  • Dion Johnson – Phoenix, AZ – Democrat
  • Jemel Roberson – Chicago, IL – Democrat
  • Botham Jean – Dallas, TX – Democrat
  • Stephon Clark – Sacramento, CA – Democrat
  • Jordan Edwards – Dallas, TX – Democrat
  • Eric Garner – NY, NY – Democrat
  • Laquan McDonald – Chicago, IL – Democrat
  • John Crawford, Beavercreek, OH – Republican
  • Freddie Gray – Baltimore, MD – Democrat

Out of those 16 names, 14 happened in cities or towns where a Democrat is in charge of the police department.

No one is stopping any of those cities from instituting police reforms … other than the Democrats who refuse to institute police reforms.

I’m a white guy who lives in the rural South. We moved here from Los Angeles in 2011, and over the last nine years, I have heard exactly one off-color racial remark. One. Some guy suggested I name my black dog “Obama.” That’s it. Over nine years as a white guy living in the South, that’s it. I didn’t lecture the guy. I didn’t get in his face. But my immediate reaction, which I didn’t even have time to think about,  made it clear I didn’t care for the remark. He responded with a quick “sorry,” and nothing of the kind was ever said again over the two or three times I had to deal with him after that.

So, let me ask you… What the hell is going on in left-wing Hollywood where a pile of white actors are so ravaged by guilt they feel compelled to apologize for all the times they remained silent, every time they tolerated a racist joke or act of discrimination?

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I like writers who don’t pull punches. Nolte’s one of the best working today. Go read the full piece and then send a link to it to all of your mailing lists and social media friends.

Speaking of outstanding conservative writers… – David Harsanyi is another one of the very best working today. His style is a little more subtle and less direct than Nolte’s, but like the great Victor Davis Hanson, he still manages to get his points across quite clearly.

Writing in the National Review, Harsanyi has a terrific piece lambasting the Democrats for being “The Party of Science (When They Feel Like it)”.

Here’s an excerpt:

Apparently if you protest for a just cause, your body becomes impervious to the respiratory droplets that spread viral diseases. Or so many liberals seem to argue.

Indeed, no event during the coronavirus crisis has put more Americans in closer proximity to each other than the Black Lives Matter protests. During the first three months of the COVID-19 outbreak, every expert told us that mass gatherings were tantamount to murdering Grandma Dolores. Not long ago, opening a small hair-cuttery was “human sacrifice.” Not long ago, race-baiting leftists argued that Republicans had stopped treating coronavirus as a national emergency once they learned black Americans were dying.

Then came the marches. Science-based absolutism was quickly shelved. Today, liberals are mobilizing to preemptively dismiss the notion that Black Lives Matters protests could possibly trigger a spike in cases. New York mayor Bill De Blasio, who’s ineptly presided over the epicenter of the disease, is instructing city contact tracers not to ask infected New Yorkers if they attended marches or rallies.

How long have we been assured that testing and contact tracing were the keys to controlling the spread of the virus? New York City tracers will reportedly ask citizens about “close contacts” — which is defined as standing within six feet of another person for at least ten minutes — but not if a person attended a Black Lives Matters protest where, need it be said, tens of thousands of our most vulnerable citizens were marching shoulder to shoulder, chanting for more than ten minutes — and often without any mask.

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Brilliant. And true.

If you frequent the local Shake Shack, you might want to find another favorite burger joint. – Shake Shack is one of dozens of corporations that have cravenly aligned themselves with the Soros-funded Black Lives Matter group in recent weeks. Last night, one of its locations in New York City attempted to poison three NYPD officers, apparently by adding bleach to their milkshakes:

?URGENT SAFETY MESSAGE?

June 15, 2020

Tonight, three of our brothers in blue were intentionally poisoned by one or more workers at the Shake Shack at 200 Broadway in Manhattan. After tasting the milk shakes they purchased they became ill, making it necessary for them to go to an area hospital. Fortunately, our fellow officers were not seriously harmed.

Police in New York City and across the country are under attack by vicious criminals who dislike us simply because of the uniform we wear. Emboldened by pandering elected officials, these cowards will go to great lengths to harm any member of law enforcement.

We MUST be more vigilant than ever. We urge you to not buy food from locations unknown to you. Keep your eyes open and be alert at all times. Make sure you always stay with your partner — and back one another up. Inspect your vehicle — personal and department — before you drive.

Now, more than ever, we have to be united. Together, is how we will stay safe. Protect yourself and your fellow cops at all costs — and the DEA will always protect you.

Never hesitate to contact your delegate, trustee, or the DEA office with any concerns.

In unity there is strength.

Fraternally,

Paul DiGiacomo, President, and the DEA Board of Officers

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Despicable. Of course, if arrested and prosecuted – which in New York City is a big question – the employees who did this will be able to argue that they were just aligning themselves with all the hate rhetoric that BLM rioters have spewed at the police over the last three weeks, and which their employer had tacitly endorsed. And a jury made up of their peers might well agree with them.

See how dangerous all of this is?

Update: In fact, the NYPD’s Chief of Detectives has already tweeted this morning that, after a “thorough investigation” which apparently lasted for an hour or so, he’s already determined that this was all an innocent accident:

The Chief claims that the employees just didn’t wipe the cleaning solvent they use on the shake machine well enough. Obviously just a mere, odd coincidence that the only customers who became ill were police officers.

You could never make this crap up, folks. If you believe there was any “thorough investigation” here, please contact me because I have some worthless property, er, I mean, after a “thorough investigation,” beautiful property I would like to talk you into buying.

Meanwhile, in Chicago… – The same BLM-toadying nitwits who want to defund the police are now demanding that they return to working 12-hour shifts with no days off.

I kid you not:

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police have returned to 12-hour shifts and canceled days off for all officers until further notice.

The action was taken effective at 1 p.m. Sunday “out of an abundance of caution,” police said. The modified schedule will be in effect until further notice.

The shift change does not affect officers on limited-duty status or on scheduled furloughs.

Similar protocols were put in place following the unrest in Chicago two weeks ago in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.

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So, are the police unnecessary or not? If you can just defund them, why do you need them to be working 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week?

Observing leftists in action is all so damn confusing. Imagine the utter chaos that goes on inside their cranial cavities 24 hours every day.

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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Democrats are Eating Their Own, and it is Glorious

The Democrats are eating their own, and it is glorious. – Can we start this off by saying that there is no more anti-police mayor in the United States of America than the Marxist Bill de Blasio? I mean, c’mon, seriously, the NYPD hates this guy and he hates them right back every chance he gets.

Police officers in New York City hate de Blasio so fiercely that they have, on multiple occasions, literally stood up in unison and turned their backs to him as he was speaking. Put simply, Bill de Blasio is not a mayor who anyone in their right mind would accuse of being overly-supportive of the NYPD.

But we’re not talking about anyone in their right mind here; no, we’re talking about de Blasio’s Senior Advisor, a raging leftist lunatic Democrat named Allison Hirsch (pictured below for your enjoyment).

Alison Hirsh

The comely Ms. Hirsh, who is no doubt the absolute life of every Hillary Clinton- themed party in the Five Burroughs, actually stepped down from her position under the gigantic boob de Blasio. Her reason? Because  – you can’t make this stuff up, folks – she believes de Blasio was just too darn supportive of the city police over the past two weeks, while he literally prevented them from doing anything effective to quell the riots that turned several neighborhoods into hollowed-out shells.

In a statement, de Blasio said Hirsh has been “an invaluable adviser during one of the toughest times our city has ever faced.” No word on what he mumbled under his breath as he loped away from the podium.

It’s a “sh*t show” in Chi-Town. – You have got to listen to this. It’s a recording of a call held between Chicago Mayor Lori Lightweight, er, Lightfoot and her city aldermen going back and forth about how to respond to the first night of rioting in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.

This portion of the recording features a confrontation between the dimwitted Mayor and another Democrat, Alderman Raymond Lopez. It. Is. Glorious.

As reported at The Federalist, here is part of the exchange:

“When downtown is in lockdown, our neighborhoods are next, and our failure to fully get ready for what’s going on in the neighborhoods, we’re seeing this destruction, and we’re thinking that it’s going to somehow end tonight. We have seen where, in other cities, this has gone on for days; and we need to come up with a better plan for days, at least for the next five days, to try to stabilize our communities,” Alderman Raymond Lopez told Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. “Once they’re done looting and rioting and whatever’s going to happen tonight, God help us, what happens when they start going after residents? Going into neighborhoods?”

When Lightfoot tried to blow the alderman off with, “next question,” Lopez stopped her and demanded an answer.

“You commented on everybody, I want an answer,” Lopez said on the call with 50 alderman in a recording obtained by WTTW News. “That’s not something you ignore.”

“I think you’re 100 percent full of s**t,” Lightfoot responded.

“Well f*** you then,” Lopez said back. “Who are you to tell me I’m full of s**t?”

Lightfoot said Lopez’s rant was “one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard.”

“Mayor, you need to check your f*****g” attitude,” Lopez charged followed by the rest of the callers trying to step in and diffuse the situation over the phone.

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Hilarious. Give us more of this, Democrats. Please, we can’t get enough.

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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