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Thursday News Roundup: What Did Pelosi and McConnell Know and When Did They Know It?

Let’s start with a little DC Swamp humor found on Twitter yesterday:

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It’s just perfect, really.

Coverage of the DC Swamp UniParty’s second sham impeachment of President Donald Trump can be found here and here.

The Little Menace to Society pushes the goal posts even further down the field. – If you’re planning any actual vacation trips or attending events at the local theater anytime in 2021, you might want to cool your heels on that action.

The little menace to American society Anthony Fauci is already pushing the next virus:

Well, of course. The “new strain” of the virus supposedly imported from England hasn’t taken hold of the public’s imagination, so now Fauci switches to the tactic of claiming America has somehow developed a completely unique strain of its own.

Just accept it: The Swamp wants to keep you cowering in your homes and wearing masks forever. This madness will not end until it is ended by force. And one of the myriad disastrous consequences of the fraudulent election we’ve just experienced is that the people who want to keep you in that sorry state will soon be in control of the armed forces of the United States.

It’s cleanup time at Twitter, everyone! – A week after his company coordinated in monopolistic fashion with other Big Tech giants to de-platform President Donald Trump and destroy Parler, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was out on the hustings trying to do some half-assed cleanup because Twitter’s stock is tanking.

From a story at DailyWire:

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey acknowledged in a statement on Wednesday evening that his company’s decision to ban President Donald Trump from the platform set a “dangerous” precedent and said that it was ultimately a “failure” by the company to “promote healthy conversation.”

Dorsey’s remarks come after the company has taken a hit in its value since banning the president last week, following a riot that broke out at the U.S. Capitol.

“I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After a clear warning we’d take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter,” Dorsey wrote. “Was this correct? I believe this was the right decision for Twitter. We faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance, forcing us to focus all of our actions on public safety. Offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all.”

“That said, having to ban an account has real and significant ramifications. While there are clear and obvious exceptions, I feel a ban is a failure of ours ultimately to promote healthy conversation. And a time for us to reflect on our operations and the environment around us,” he continued. “Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation. They divide us. They limit the potential for clarification, redemption, and learning. And sets a precedent I feel is dangerous: the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation.”

Dorsey claimed that the company did not coordinate with other tech companies with its decision to ban the president and that other companies either made their own choices or “were emboldened by the actions of others.”

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All of that is, of course, an outright lie, especially the part about not coordinating with the other Big Tech firms. This is just the CEO of a major corporation reading the talking points handed to him by his enormous staff of talking points monkeys in an effort to prevent the company from continuing to bleed billions of dollars in market value every day.

Sadly, he’ll probably succeed in that effort.

I’d rather have a prostate exam than watch this:

Futile Gesture of the Week Award goes to…

Talk about a waste of time and energy – that effort has about as much chance of succeeding as this year’s Houston Rockets.

Today’s Short-Term Memory Reminder – Just a reminder that, on January 5, the day before the riot took place at the U.S. Capitol when the small contingent of Capitol Police guarding the building were overwhelmed by a crowd of thousands, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser did this:

Oh.

So, as you continue to hear and see the corrupt news media claim that President Trump delayed calling out the National Guard to help secure the Capitol, know that the communist Democrat Mayor of the City had specifically and publicly discouraged making any such move just 24 hours earlier.

Everyone in the nation’s capitol knew that upwards of a million people were going to descend on the city on January 6 as congress debated whether or not to accept the clearly fraudulent electoral vote, and that professional agitators would certainly be in their midst. The FBI and Department of Justice admitted on Monday that they had been monitoring social media platforms and were aware in advance of plans by some agitators on both the left and the right to mount an effort to storm the Capitol. As is the habit of the raging dumpster fire of corruption and incompetence that is the FBI, it chose to do nothing more than send out the most rudimentary, standard warnings to the Capitol Police and other law enforcement officials.

There was no reason whatsoever for the Capitol building to have been left so lightly-guarded, other than the Mayor of DC’s refusal to beef up the Capitol Police in advance. We do not know right now if Mayor Bowser had been made aware of the FBI’s warning before January 6 or not, nor do we know what Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Pelosi knew in advance of the riot.

Given that Pelosi has now staged a second impeachment scam based on the riot, and McConnell has expressed his own support of that effort, it is crucial that we find out whether they were warned in advance of the threat and chose to do nothing to prevent it, since that in and of itself might amount to at best an act of criminal negligence.

But you can be sure that it will be a cold day in hell before anyone at the FBI or DOJ will deliver that information to the public. After all, the interests of the DC Swamp UniParty are paramount. You little people can go pound sand.

That is all.

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

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Amazon Joins the Big Tech Free Speech Crackdown on Parler

In a somewhat unbelievable turn of events, it was revealed last night that the folks at Parler were using Amazon of all companies as the provider for their web hosting services. I honestly am having an incredibly difficult time wrapping my mind around that fact.

That reality came back to haunt Parler’s management on Saturday when Amazon very predictably notified them that their social media endeavor will be de-platformed as of midnight tonight:

Now, from my own recent experience, I can assure you that Parler will not be able to move its extremely complex operation to a new hosting provider in a single day, so Amazon’s anti-trust action will cause Parler’s service to become temporarily unavailable. That might last only a few days, but it will be quite damaging to Parler’s business. Again, it is really rather amazing that Parler left itself at the mercy of Jeff Bezos and his company’s whims and evil intent.

In an email sent to its users this morning, management at Parler’s competitor, Gab, addressed the current brutal monopolistic behavior by these Big Tech oligarchs:

If your business is built on the backs of Silicon Valley tyrants (Apple, Google, et al) they can and will attempt to destroy you if and when you become a threat to their interests.

They did this to Gab. Then Fortnite. Now Parler.

Terrible content of all kinds is available on Twitter and Facebook.

Everyone on the planet knows this fact.

Yet both companies are on both App Stores.

Apple banning Parler is not the neutral implementation of some objective standard, but rather a cynical, politically motivated gesture and evidence of Silicon Valley elites’ disdain for ordinary Americans.

The solution, as always, is not government.

It is to build your own.

People mock this meme, but Gab lives it.

While others whine, we build.

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No doubt many are growing weary of reading this here, but all of this could have been headed off had President Trump and the Republicans in congress focused their efforts over the past four years to getting rid of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which serves effectively as an anti-trust exemption for these Big Tech oligarchs, and enables them to basically do as they please. With Democrats about to be in control of both houses of congress and the presidency, we can be sure that nothing will be done to rein in the abuse for at least the next four years.

If Donald Trump decides to go the route of forming a third political party around this army of 75 million voters when he returns to private life, it should be formed around the founding principle of ridding our nation of these Big Tech monopolies. The GOP has already conclusively proven that it has no ability to or intention of protecting the free speech rights of U.S. citizens.

That is all.

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

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Big Tech’s Anti-Conservatve Putsch Mirrors its ChiCom Masters

Well, the Big Tech purge hit in earnest on Friday evening, as President Donald Trump’s account was banned from Twitter and Facebook, and those two Orwellian firms joined with Apple, Google and Instagram to purge thousands of conservative-leaning accounts under the guise of a joint effort to prevent the spread of disinformation. This is perhaps the single most blatant example of mass anti-trust behavior in the nation’s history and the government is powerless to do anything about it because Mitch McConnell refused to force the repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act into the Defense Authorization Act last month.

But elimination of accounts on these leftist platforms was far from the extent of yesterday’s Big Tech putsch: Both Apple and Google notified the owners of Parler that it would also be cancelled from their platforms unless it adopts the same sort of highly-discriminatory thought and speech controls used by Twitter and Facebook. Users of I-Phones and Google Pixel phones found themselves unable to download and use the Parler app, and that’s just the beginning.

Hilariously, Apple executives gave the following explanation of the company’s assault on Parler:

“We have received numerous complaints regarding objectionable content in your Parler service, accusations that the Parler app was used to plan, coordinate, and facilitate the illegal activities” at the US Capitol on 6 January, Apple wrote in an email to Parler executives. “The app also appears to continue to be used to plan and facilitate yet further illegal and dangerous activities.”

ummmm…what about Facebook, then? Facebook has been used to facilitate all manner of violent crimes, including the planning and execution of mass riots, an array of terrorist attacks that have killed hundreds of U.S. citizens, and a sad litany of too many rapes and murders to chronicle. If you can’t remember Apple issuing any similar advisory to Jeff Zuckerberg, well, that’s because it’s never happened.

All of this took place simultaneously with the delivery of a speech read by China Joe Potato Head Biden, in which he classified President Trump and all of his supporters as Nazis who deploy the Joseph Goebbels technique of the “Big Lie,” which of course just happens to be the Democrat Party’s main stock in trade.

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Goebbels, of course, used the technology of his day to advantage his Nazi Party exactly in the same manner as the Big Tech oligarchs of today are deploying theirs in concert with the strategic objectives of the Democrat Party. The Nazis ended up murdering 6 million Jews largely unnoticed by the rest of the world in part as a result of Goebbels’ careful planning and propaganda efforts.

This is, of course, the kind of brutish crackdown on free thought and speech that we would expect to see from the communist government in China. That should come as no surprise given that every one of the corporations engaging in the putsch is a ChiCom client company. It has been glaringly obvious for years now that the ambitions of these exact companies to capture the enormous Chinese market was causing them to conform their corporate policy actions to the demands of their ChiCom masters. And now, here we are with the entirely predictable ultimate outcome.

The GOP had four years to do something, anything, to crack down on the abuses of these tech monopolies, which became increasingly restrictive and overt throughout the four year term of President Trump. But, of course, the Republicans did nothing because most GOP members of congress don’t really see any problem with this kind of corporate behavior, and because those GOP congressmen and senators hate their voters every bit as much as the Democrats do.

President Trump created an account at Parler last night, and no doubt millions of his 88 million Twitter followers will do the same in the coming days. My own inbox is filled with request by friends to follow them over to Parler, along with other platforms like Gab, MeWe, CloutHub and others I’ve never even heard of. Thus do the Democrats and their Big Tech allies accomplish one of their main goals: To splinter the opposition into an array of competing factions.

Back in August of 2018, as it was becoming increasingly evident that the Democrats might be able to win a majority in the House of Representatives, I wrote about my hopes that President Trump would use his second two years in office to do an imitation of Teddy Roosevelt and clamp down on the growing threat to our nation that these Big Tech oligarchs represent. Unfortunately, the President, beset by all the controversies the Democrats and media kept swirling around him and having saddled himself with an Attorney General who was nothing more than a Deep State tool, failed as miserably as congress to take any real action in this arena.

Anyone who thinks a Biden Administration, with a very liberal Merrick Garland ensconced in the Attorney General’s office, will make the slightest move to rein in the brutish, un-American actions of these Big Tech monopolies probably also believes that China Joe was elected in a free and fair election.

Keep your heads on a swivel, folks: The assault on your freedoms is just beginning.  This will only get worse.

That is all.

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

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