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Sunday News Roundup: The Democrat-Sponsored Ginsburg Riots Crank Up in Earnest

You just have to love Chuck Grassley. – While the nation was tearing its collective hair out over the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and President Trump’s promise to replace her quickly, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the key Senate Judiciary Committee, was on his Twitter account tweeting about a pidgin or something:

What the deer has to do with the “pidgin” is anyone’s guess, but Twitter user Robby Starbuck had the response that everyone else was thinking:

The Democrat-sponsored riots are spreading across the country again. – As I predicted yesterday and right on cue, the riots organized by the domestic terrorist Democrat Party proxy groups BLM and Antifa have started back up again. Friday night was re-start night in Portland, and on Saturday they cranked back up in New York City, Washington DC and Philadelphia:

If you live in a Democrat-controlled city, be careful, because these scenes could be coming to your town soon.

You seriously could never make these people up. – While terrorist rioters sponsored by his Party were looting and burning his city again last night, this is what was on Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s mind:

Yes, friends, this is your depraved, demented, despicable Democrat Party in action.

About those threats to pack the court… – Depraved Democrats like Jabba the Nadler and the terminally hoarse Joseph Kennedy are out there threatening to pack the Supreme Court if President Trump fills the seat left open by the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Kennedy hilariously claimed yesterday that a court with a Trump appointee on it would be seen as “illegitimate” by the American people. How do you think the American people would view a court with 5 or 7 new justices chosen by Democrat fiat? Good lord.

This seems like a good time to remind everyone that RBG her own self was opposed to any move to pack the court:

The Internet is forever, folks. Seems like the Democrats would learn that sooner or later.

Speaking of reminders… – How about this blast from the past in 2013, when Mitch McConnell warned Harry Reid and other Democrats that they would soon regret ending the power to filibuster judicial appointments:

When it comes to the Senate and its processes, arcane rules and traditions, it is never wise to try to mess with Cocaine Mitch.

Again, you would think the Democrats would learn that sooner or later.

Wait. You mean they aren’t already radicalized enough? – I laughed out loud when I saw this headline at the leftist activist site Politico:

How RBG’s death could radicalize American politics

The piece itself is just another effort by a liberal “journalist” to equate the 2016 Merrick Garland nomination to replace Antonin Scalia with this current situation, the utter falsity of which I address elsewhere today.

These people are So. Damn. Tiresome.

That is all.

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Thursday News Roundup: Chris Wallace Fills in for CNN in Debates, Commie Portland Mayor Relocates

Tired of all this WINNING yet? – In case you missed it yesterday, the stock market rocketed skywards again on Wednesday amid ongoing positive economic news.

The NASDAQ shot over 12,000 for the first time to reach a new all-time high. The S&P 500 closed at 3,581, also a new record close. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial average rose by 455 points to close above 29,000 for the first time this year, finishing the day at 29,101. The Dow has now regained 98% of its losses early this year, and is within 400 points of its all-time record close.

Tired of all this WINNING? Not even close. We need at least another 4 years.

Facebook joins the Democrat/media effort to brainwash you into accepting a stolen election. – Facebook announced this morning that it is enacting two new measures designed to condition you to think it is President Trump, and not the Democrats, who is plotting to steal the November election.

Facebook says it will refuse to run political ads the week prior to Election Day, and that it will create a “new label” for posts by candidates claiming victory before the official results have been certified.

The first measure is a direct attack on the Trump Campaign, given its huge edge in effective social media advertising. The second measure is Facebook’s effort to coordinate the Democrat strategy laid out earlier this week by the Democrat front group Hawfish, which I covered in a piece yesterday. Here’s an excerpt from that piece:

On Tuesday, Axios ran a story quoting a representative of the Bloomberg-funded Democrat firm called Hawkfish, laying out the scenario the Democrat/Media Axis of Propaganda is attempting to set up for the November Elections. The scenario envisions a socially explosive situation created by the Democrats. The first part of it involves President Trump holding a huge lead in both the popular vote and the Electoral College when we all trudge off to bed on Election Night. But that lead won’t hold as Democrat vote counters in Blue and Red states around the country “find” boxes and boxes filled with “mail-in ballots” that magically contain the number of votes Biden needs to overtake Trump’s Election Day lead.

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See the connection here? It’s pretty transparent.

Again, the media – including social media – is brainwashing you to be willing to accept a stolen election in the weeks following Election Day. They really aren’t even hiding it at this point.

This is CNN… – Watch Attorney General William Barr decimate slimy Wolf Blitzer on the question of mass mail-in voting:

Glorious.

Speaking of CNN… – CNN was left out of the list of debate moderators that was released on Wednesday. This is the first time in this century that the fake news channel will not have one of its Democrat Party operatives trying to slant one of the debates. The reason for this is obvious: Even the Commission on Presidential Debates knows that CNN is no longer anything resembling a legitimate “news” operation.

But that knowledge by the Commission did not stop it from loading up its list of “moderator” with nothing but Trump haters. That list is led by this guy:

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Yes, friends, Chris Wallace, the lisping son of famous communist Mike Wallace, and a man who would be far more at home sitting next to Wolf Blitzer on CNN, will serve as the “moderator” of the first presidential debate. Those screams of joy you heard yesterday when this was announced were emanating from Joe Biden’s basement.

This invariable stacking of the deck in favor of the Democrat candidate is why the debate “commission” should be disbanded, and future debates should simply be organized by the respective campaigns. If the campaigns can’t agree to a format and moderators, then you don’t have debates. Simple.

You would think these Democrat-sponsored domestic terrorists would be more grateful. – Ted Wheeler probably still doesn’t understand this immutable fact of leftist revolutions, but he and his fellow Useful Idiots in the Democrat Party will be the first to be executed should their dream of a Marxist revolution ever come to full fruition.

Wheeler has received a clear preview of that difficult reality this week, as the same domestic terrorists he and his Party have encouraged and funded for almost 100 days now invaded his pricey condominium complex beginning on Sunday, and have continued targeting it all week. At one point they even set fires that threatened to burn the place down.

Obviously, poor Commie Ted has now been beset with complaints from his fellow wealthy and privileged neighbors, who were likely just fine with the riots as long as they didn’t come to their own neighborhood. So, Commie Ted announced yesterday that he would be departing his lovely condo and moving to undisclosed, but no doubt equally splendid grounds:

Wheeler wrote a letter to his neighbors informing them that he was moving in order to avoid more violence from protesters at the condominium.

“I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position. It’s unfair to all of you who have no role in politics or in my administration,” read the letter according to The Oregonian, which obtained a screenshot of the message.

He went on to say that it would be best for him “and for everyone else’s safety and peace” to move from the condominium.

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Aw, poor Commie Ted, a victim of the evil he helped to create.

Speaking of Portland, how about those riots! – The Democrat-sponsored riots raged in Portland for a 99th straight night.  Here are some highlights provided by real journalist Andy Ngo, including information on where the extremely wealthy Commie Mayor might be moving:

The DOJ has now cross-deputized local law enforcement so that assaults by rioters on them now become federal crimes. Thus, William Barr outsmarts local Soros-funded DA who refuses to prosecute them:

Even the liberal courts in the 9th Circuit are turning against the Democrat terrorists:

The President signed a memo yesterday ordering his agencies to find ways to defund lawless Democrat-controlled cities like Portland:

Finally, here is a witness to the murder of a Trump supporter by Democrat domestic terrorists in Portland last weekend:

That is all.

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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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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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Portland Business Leader Slams Mayor Ted Wheeler for Lack of Leadership and Pride

In a letter that is belatedly making the rounds on social media today, Portland businessman Greg Goodman, co-President of the city’s Downtown Development Group, sent a letter last week to communist Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler and the communists who dominate the city council.

In the letter, Goodman details the decisions by many businesses to abandon the city, and slams the corrupt politicians for their support of the 97 nights of rioting in the city, for their failure to ensure basic safety, cleanliness and public order, and urges them to take responsibility and to “show some pride” in their city.

Here is the full text of the letter, as reported by KXLY in Spokane, Washington:

Dear Mayor Wheeler and city council members;

I have attached an article from a recent Business Journal relating to Standard Insurance, the largest private business in downtown Portland, moving their employees to their Hillsboro campus for safety reasons. A larger number of businesses are moving out of or locating outside of the Central City. These companies include, Daimler Chrysler (subleasing 100k SF), Air B&B, Banana Republic, Microsoft (80k SF, plus permanently closing their retail store), Saucebox, etc. Google, who leased 90k SF in the Macy’s building has stopped construction of their improvements. The list goes on and on. If you know a retail or office broker, give them a call and ask them how many clients they have are trying to leave. The number is like nothing I have seen in 42 years of doing business in downtown.

Their departure has absolutely nothing to do with Black Life’s Matter movement (which has been a positive) but does have most everything to do with the lawlessness you are endorsing downtown. You are doing an excellent of enabling people who don’t know or care about George Floyd to ransack our city at the expense of the people you are trying to help. Think how many jobs have been lost by people of color in our city, not through protest, but from vandalism. I would make the case that your actions have hurt those you have intended to help.

I would encourage each of you to walk around downtown Portland in the morning. Name the time and I will give you a tour. You aren’t sweeping the streets, needles are all over the place, garbage cans are broken and left open, glass from car windows that have been broken out is all over the streets, parks are strewn with litter (their fountains turned off) weeds are taller than the plants in the planter boxes, graffiti is on sculptures, etc. You are willfully neglecting your duties as elected officials to keep our city safe and clean.

What outreach have you had to small business and retailers to tell them that you have their backs and are going to help them. Your actions, or lack thereof, have been to the contrary. You have shown them you don’t care and as a result a huge number of innocent and hardworking people have been victimized with some being placed on the street.

I suggest all of you walk downtown and when you see a shop or business that is open and not boarded up, stop in and talk to the owner or worker. Hear what they have to say. Ask what you can do for them. Let them know you care. As importantly, get going on cleaning things up. Get the streets swept, double down on sidewalk washing and cleaning, replace the burnt-out newspaper boxes, paint the light standards, get the parks in order, etc.

Most importantly, show some pride. Own the situation and make it better. If you lead, others will follow. They just want to know you care and are doing something about it. Let them know we will get through this together and this is how the city is going to lead.

Thanks for your consideration of my comments. Let me know how I can partner in your efforts.

Greg

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That is all.

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Monday News Roundup: Austin Becoming the San Francisco of Texas; Trump to Shine Spotlight on Kenosha

Austin is destined to become the San Francisco of Texas. – Hell, it already is, in part, with homeless encampments lining the sidewalks of its downtown area and piles of homeless-generated trash and human refuse stacked under its freeway overpasses. 30 years of uninterrupted Democrat stewardship will do that to any city.

On Friday, Democrat leaders in Austin took the next step towards total destruction, “reallocating” 95 police jobs in ways that will ensure the city’s crime rate will continue to skyrocket. The move comes after a new study finds that Austin already has seen the most rapid increase in murders of any American city this year:

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The details of the reassignments of 95 officers from “specialty” duties to simple patrol functions are stunning. They will effectively disband units assigned to police gang activities, DWIs and park-related crimes, thus ensuring the level of chaos in the city will only continue to grow.

From a report at KXAN TV in Austin:

The Austin Police Department plans to move 95 officers from specialty units — including Park Patrol, Narcotics, DWI Enforcement, Organized Crime, and Gangs — to patrol as part of its adjustment to budget cuts imposed by the Austin City Council, according to KXAN sources and an internal document detailing the transition.

APD posted an unlisted YouTube video on Thursday in which Chief Brian Manley outlined the upcoming changes. The process to move some specialty unit officers to patrol takes effect on Jan. 17, 2021, though some will begin back-filling patrol positions on Sept. 27 as part of a plan an APD spokesperson said is unrelated to the reorganization.

The Austin City Council approved a 2020-21 city budget that will move $150 million from APD to other areas of public health and safety over the course of the next year. Canceled cadet classes, cuts to overtime, and the elimination of unfilled positions accounted for $20 million.

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This is madness, brought to you by the Texas Democrat Party. It is not a coincidence that Austin has experienced a huge influx of immigrants from California over the last 30 years as it has become a hub for high-tech companies and jobs. It is any wonder, then, that this once-great Texas city is fast on its way to becoming a mirror image of San Francisco?

News you most definitely will not see on CNN or MSNBC. – The corrupt news media spent the early part of last week obsessing over a “recording” of President Trump’s sister that had been fed to them by Trump’s deranged niece, Mary Trump. In that recording, the supposed voice of Trump’s sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, makes all kinds of disparaging remarks about the President.

The only problem is that the recording is fake. You don’t have to believe me, just take the word of Maryanne Trump Barry:

Oh.

The only appropriate response to this letter begins with the letter “F” and ends with “you.” – With President Trump planning to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday, thus putting a spotlight on all the rampant destruction the city has suffered at the hands of Democrat Party-funded domestic terrorists over the past 10 days, communist Democrat Governor Tony Evers sent this nasty letter to the President, urging him to stay away:

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Late Sunday, a White House press spokesman responded by saying,

The President himself has yet to respond, but no doubt will at some point today. The only proper response to send would be something along the lines of “I’ll be in Kenosha on Tuesday. You are welcome to join me if you’d like, but won’t be missed if you don’t.”

No doubt some of Trump’s advisors will urge him to accede to Evers’ wishes. He should ignore them. The nation must witness what the Democrat Party has done to Kenosha.

***UPDATE*** – President Trump responded to Evers’ craven letter this morning in the following tweet:

Glorious.

More De-classification to come. – During the course of his interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures” on Sunday, stellar DNI John Ratcliffe told the host that he is working with prosecutor John Durham on the declassification of even more incriminating documents related to Spygate and Obamagate.

From a report at the Washington Examiner:

Ratcliffe, who has overseen the nation’s 17 intelligence agencies since taking over the role in May, shed a bit of light on how the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is assisting in the “investigation of the investigators” investigation during an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures on Fox News and insisted he is working to ensure that any intelligence documents he releases don’t “prejudice” Durham’s inquiry.

“We’ve actually, for several months, been coordinating with his team of folks to make sure that he has access to all of the intelligence community documents that he needs,” Ratcliffe said of Durham. “He’s looking at the same, some of the same documents that I am, and so our work is running on parallel paths. Now, his is a criminal investigation, and he’s not sharing his findings or the work that he’s doing, but I’m coordinating with him to make sure that he has the intelligence documents that he needs to do his work, and what I don’t want to do is declassify something that might prejudice his work, so we’re going to have to coordinate as we go forward the completion of his work with my ability to declassify documents, and so we’ve communicated along those lines.”

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Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, in Portland, Oregon… – The riots and violence raged on for a 96th consecutive night as communist Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler attempted to deflect the blame onto President Trump.

 

This local fake news reporter is horrified that the Portland police suddenly try to do their jobs:

Meanwhile, Antifa/BLM continue raising money from deluded dupes so that they can create more havoc in the days to come:

This the Portland the Democrat Party has wrought. It is the chaos they want to bring soon to your city. If you don’t want the chaos, stop voting for these creeps. It really is that simple.

That is all.

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Democrats Turn on a Dime, Suddenly Admit These are Violent Riots

It’s like magic. Depraved, despicable magic. – In case you missed it, the Democrat/media talking points turned on a dime over the weekend. As if like magic, every Democrat/lefitist/communist talking head on your television did a 180 from the talking point “these are peaceful protests” to “these are violent riots and they’re all Trump’s fault”.

You seriously could never make this stuff up.

Yes, friends, the Democrat Party, after 90 days of funding and organizing the mass destruction of American cities run by Democrats by their armed terrorist groups Antifa and BLM, have now decided that you, the American people are so damn stupid that you will believe this is all somehow the President’s doing. You don’t have to believe me when I say that the Democrats have been applauding the violence and encouraging it: Just believe your own eyes and ears:

Communist Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler led the parade of Democrat Despicables in a press conference he held after his personally sponsored riots led to the murder of a Trump supporter who had the temerity to wear a cap with the words “patriot” and “prayer” written on it.

Here is what this depraved lunatic had to say:

This is what Marxist/Alinskyite insurgents do: Create havoc, kill innocent people and then blame it all on their enemy. That’s who Ted Wheeler is.

But who, then, is Joe Biden? – Well, Joe Biden is whoever his handlers tell him to be on any given day. On Sunday, he took the Marxist/Alinskyite insurgent route and issued a statement that also blamed President Trump for the death and destruction these Democrat-sponsored terrorist groups have wrought in Democrat-run cities:

“The job of a President is to lower the temperature. To bring people who disagree with one another together…Donald Trump has been president for almost four years. The temperature in the country is higher, tensions run stronger, divisions run deeper. And all of us are less safe because Donald Trump can’t do the job of the American president.”

Pure Alinskyite projection there. Let’s remember that at least 13 of Joe Biden’s elder-abusing handlers have given money to support Antifa and BLM domestic terrorism in recent weeks.

It is the Democrats, not the President, who have refused for four years to accept the legitimate results of the 2016 election.

It is the Democrats and their media toadies who have spent four years pushing the Russia Collusion fantasy, pushing it even after their hand-chosen special prosecutor found nothing.

It is the Democrats who held our country hostage for five full months last year with their fake impeachment scam.

It is the Democrats and their holdover operatives in the CDC and National Institutes of Health who have sown panic and divided the nation as the administration has dealt with a pandemic created by the ChiCom government that owns so many members of their party, including their presidential nominee.

It is the Democrats who created and funded Antifa the day after the 2016 election as a tool for fomenting chaos and violence on the America’s streets.

It is exclusively Democrat mayors  who have allowed the Antifa and BLM terrorists to run wild in their streets.

It is Democrat mayors and governors who have refused to accept help from the federal government to deal with the violence and destruction taking place in their cities.

This is what Alinskyite radicals and Marxist insurgents do: Create a steadily-rising level of chaos and violence and then, when it leads directly to murder, blame the enemy.

You may think the enemy of these Democrat insurgents is the President, but it’s not. Their enemy is you. And, as I have been telling you since January, the chaos and violence is only going to keep growing.

These people will not stop until they are stopped. Once you understand what their real goals are – the forcible destruction of the American republic – everything they do makes perfect, if despicable, sense.

That is all.

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Saturday News Roundup: Grenell’s Plan to Drain the Swamp and Ted Wheeler’s Plan to Destroy Portland

This is a great idea. – Former Ambassador to Germany and Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell rolled out a terrific idea for the second Trump term in an interview on Friday:

From the Fox News story:

Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell laid out his case for moving government agencies out of Washington Thursday, telling “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that the move would allow officials to “better represent Americans.”

” I think we’re actually at the point where we no longer have a fight between the Republicans and Democrats,” Grenell said. “We’re actually at a point where we’re having a fight between Washington and the rest of the country.”

Grenell, who also spent two years as U.S. ambassador to Germany, argued that “Washington, D.C. is a place where someone like Joe Biden, [who served for] 48 years, is rewarded with another shot at more failed ideas.

“If you think about it, every single government agency is based here in Washington, D.C. So, all of the bureaucrats, everybody who works for the federal government, really are right here,” he said. “We’re pulling from the same pool.”

“Why does the Interior Department have to be here?” he asked. “Why does the Labor Department have to be in Washington or Virginia? We can have these agencies across America, that will better represent Americans.”

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With his mention of the Interior Department, which manages America’s national parks and federal lands, Grenell hits on a point of success the Trump Administration has already achieved. Earlier this year, DOI’s Bureau of Land Management, the other BLM, began the process of physically moving its offices to Grand Junction, Colorado, a logical location that is smack in the middle of the Rocky Mountain West, where most federal lands and parks are situated.

If you’re going to clean out the DC Swamp, one of the best ways to do it would be to decimate the permanent bureaucrat class that occupies the nation’s capital en masse today. This seems like a fantastic focal point for not just a second Trump term in office, but a de facto third Trump term led by America’s first woman president, Kristi Noem, and her vice president, Ric Grenell.

Let’s go!

If you think the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a bastion of conservatism, think again. – The business world in general is being overrun with social justice warrior senior executives. Thus, it is no surprise that its chief lobbying arm in Washington is now moving left as well.

Trade associations are, if they wish to remain trade associations, responsive to their members, and long-time US Chamber CEO Tom Donohue is no exception. His problem today, though, is that his membership is divided between his SJW wing and its traditional country club Republican wing. In is efforts to please his SJW executives, Donohue has gotten himself into a pickle.

From a story at Politico:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is poised to endorse nearly two dozen freshmen House Democrats for reelection, triggering a revolt within the right-leaning organization and drawing fierce pushback from the group’s powerful GOP donors.

The decision represents a sharp departure for the traditionally conservative Chamber, which has spent over $100 million backing Republican candidates during the past decade, and it threatens to further complicate the party’s prospects in the November election while driving a split in the business community.

Chamber leaders — including President Suzanne Clark, Chief Executive Officer Tom Donohue and Executive Vice President Neil Bradley — have been pushing the proposal ahead of a Thursday committee vote to finalize a slate of 2020 endorsements.

But the group’s donors and members are up in arms, with some threatening to pull funding and others openly venting their frustration. Some are raising the prospect that Chamber board members will quit in the weeks to come.

There is particular concern the Democrats in question do not have the pro-business record an endorsement would convey. State Chamber of Oklahoma President Chad Warmington wrote a letter Tuesday to national Chamber leaders fervently opposing the proposal to back Rep. Kendra Horn, perhaps the most vulnerable House Democrat in the country.

Citing the Oklahoma congresswoman’s voting record on energy issues, Warmington wrote, “I question how the U.S. Chamber could endorse a candidate who consistently voted against the largest industry in Oklahoma, employing over 90,000 workers throughout the state. That is hardly a pro-business record. I am also concerned the U.S. Chamber would endorse a congresswoman that voted in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats who are not pro-business nearly 90 percent of the time.”

Warmington added: “I don’t believe an endorsement of Congresswoman Horn is warranted at this time and certainly not justifiable based on the current record of consequential votes impacting Oklahoma businesses.”

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Obviously, in a clear-headed world, neither the Chamber nor any other business lobby group would be endorsing a single communist Democrat for office, given that their Party is openly hostile to American business. But of course, there’s the rub: Many of the Chamber’s members aren’t really “American” businesses at all, having huge operations in hostile nations, particularly China, which basically owns the Democrats today.

The current struggle within the Chamber today is emblematic of our nation’s struggle as a whole: We can either be Americans or we can be globalists, but the hostile actions of China’s Communist Party have mandated that we cannot be both.

Speaking of communist Democrats… – Communist Democrat Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler responded to President Trump’s latest offer of federal help in quelling the riots he has enabled for 94 days with a typically nasty note that reads in part:

“We don’t need your politics of division and demagoguery,” he wrote. “When you sent he Feds to Portland last month you made the situation far worse. Your offer to repeat that disaster is a cynical attempt to stoke fear and distract us from the real work of our city.”

“There is no place for looting, arson or vandalism in our city,” he wrote. “There is no room here for racist violence or those who wish to bring their ideology of hate into our community. Those who commit criminal acts will be apprehended and prosecuted under the law.”

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Hilariously, President Trump responded with this:

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“Thank you for your letter rejecting my offer to send federal law enforcement to your city. You’re welcome at Mar-a-Lago while the peaceful protesters occupy your condo.”

The President was referring to the fact that, after Wheeler sent his nasty letter, the “peaceful protesters” responded by occupying the lobby of the communist Mayor’s condo building.

From a report at Fox News:

A group of Portland, Ore. protesters staged a sit-in inside the lobby of Mayor Ted Wheeler’s condominium building Friday evening while others held a loud concert outside.

The protesters said they wouldn’t leave until Wheeler meets with them over their demands that he resign, reduce the Portland Police Bureau budget and never vote to increase police spending.

The protest appeared to be peaceful as of 10 p.m. local time, although red-paint handprints were seen on the glass outside the lobby, according to independent journalist Garrison Davis.

Some of the protesters had left by 10 p.m. for unspecified “safety reasons,” Davis reported.

Late Friday, Wheeler’s office released a statement saying,  “We are monitoring the situation and hope protesters remain peaceful for the safety of other residents,” according to KION-TV reporter Jennifer Dowling.

It was not immediately clear if Wheeler was home during the protest.

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Speaking of Portland… – As mentioned above, the riots continued for the 94th straight night, thanks to Wheeler’s mendacity. Here are some of the highlights being ignored by CNN and the rest of the corrupt media today, courtesy of real journalist Andy Ngo:

These are Joe Biden’s voters, folks, each and every one of them.

Remember that on November 3.

That is all.

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Sunday News Roundup: Antifa Goes to Sturgis and Portland Cops Suddenly Fight Back

This is the perfect illustration of what Twitter really is. – President Trump lost his brother, Robert Trump, to illness on Saturday. In response, the perpetual outrage crowd on Twitter started a hashtag, #wrongtrump, trending. The despicable cretins who run Twitter have left it up on their trending session all night long.

Twitter is a cesspool filled largely with self-loathing sub-humans.

America’s “first black woman vice presidential nominee” is a … Caucasian? – That’s what her own parents stated for her birth certificate:

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Caucasian at birth, Indian or Jamaican when convenient, and now “black” in order to be placed on a presidential ticket. This is one highly-versatile lady.

Sadly, they were not beaten to within an inch of their sorry lives and dumped in a ditch. – A small band of Antifa fascists decided to go to Sturgis on Saturday and protest the big annual bike rally being held there. Fun predictably ensued, as reported at Powerline Blog:

Earlier today, a handful of Antifa goofs decided to take their anti-American shtick to the annual biker rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. If this sounds like a bad idea to you, you are right.

Actually, the bikers were commendably well-behaved. Sturgis is a fun, feel-good event, and it would take more than a few fascists to put the bikers in a seriously bad mood. Still, a scuffle broke out at one point. Police officers protected the Antifas and escorted them away safely. (It isn’t you, there is no sound with this video.)

Of course, the Antifas were counting on law enforcement to protect them. Some might find this ironic.

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This is one instance where I would have preferred for the police to have been defunded. Unfortunately, they did their jobs.

Back to Kamala Harris… – Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Kimberly Strassel dismantles the 180 degree turn that the corrupt news media has performed in its characterization of Joe Biden’s designated successor. Back in December, when she ended her horror story of a campaign earlier than any other significant contender, the corrupt media mocked her. Today, now that she’s the Veep nominee of their Democrat Party masters, the very same corrupt reporters parrot DNC talking points portraying her as an invincible campaigner.

It really is amazing to watch. Here’s an excerpt from Strassel’s piece:

In that run, Ms. Harris had about 50 seconds of fame—from a June 2019 debate in which she accused Mr. Biden of being too friendly to racists. Her “That little girl was me” moment and other practiced phrases led to a “Saturday Night Live” impersonation that, as SFGate noted, “mocks” the candidate for her “ ‘viral moments’ desperation.” A New York Times story about how her campaign “unraveled” described one such quest for a memorable catchphrase, noting that her aides had become “given to gallows humor about just how many slogans and one-liners she has cycled through.”

If commentators are now struggling to define Ms. Harris, it’s because she offers little that is truly defining. The party establishment quickly closed ranks around her 2016 Senate race, allowing her to run a standard liberal campaign that the Los Angeles Times described as “carefully orchestrated” and “overly cautious and scripted.” In her 3½ Senate years, she’s done little by way of legislation, preferring to showboat at hearings. The lack of an animating agenda helps a explain a presidential campaign in which she bounced from left to far-left position, whatever she thought most helpful at the moment. She twice called to eliminate private health insurance—and twice reversed herself the next day after backlash. As Vox noted, the “combination of policy reversals and botched rollout . . . undermined faith in her ability to govern on the issue Democrats rate as most important.”

The campaign was a mess, rocked by infighting, leaks, restarts and financial problems. After the campaign announced layoffs in early November, its veteran Iowa operations manager wrote a scathing resignation letter in which she said she’d “never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly” and expressed dismay at its ability to make “the same unforced errors over and over.” Ms. Harris didn’t even make it to the first contest, dropping out—broke and with embarrassing poll numbers—two months before the Iowa caucuses. The only other “top tier” candidate to implode as quickly or spectacularly was Beto O’Rourke. The Washington Post campaign obituary bluntly called Ms. Harris an “uneven campaigner” who was “engulfed by low polling numbers, internal turmoil and a sense that she was unable to provide a clear message.” The Post this week lauded Ms. Harris as “vibrant and energetic” and a “vessel for Democratic hopes.”

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As I pointed out on Thursday, Kamala Harris adds nothing but female hormones and dark-ish skin to the Biden non-campaign. She doesn’t help him in a single state, and her utter ineptitude as a campaigner will certainly end up costing the campaign many times in the weeks to come. She became pick only by virtue of being slightly  more appealing than the human slug Susan Rice.

She’s a horrible choice, but in the end, the only choice Biden’s handlers had once their addled candidate put them in the box they were in.

Meanwhile, in Portland… – Have the gloves been taken off of the Portland police now that the state police have abandoned the fight? It kind of looks like that might have been the case last night, as the Portland LEOs used tear gas, slashed the tires of idiots blocking traffic and just generally raised havoc with the communist Democrat-sponsored rioters.

As usual, we only know all of this thanks to the sterling efforts of real journalist Andy Ngo, who is one of Twitter’s few reedeming assets:

It’s good to see the police fighting back, albeit only on the 79th consecutive night of rioting in their city. Only time will tell if this was an aberration or a new policy dictate from communist Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler. We will find out when the riots ramp up for their 80th straight night on Sunday.

That is all.

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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.

That is all.

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