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Wednesday News Roundup: Biden Science is the Bestest Science but Gavin Newsom is Close Behind

Rand Paul assassinated the latest Democrat impeachment scam yesterday. – As I reported last night, the Senator from Kentucky pulled a deft parliamentary maneuver in which the Senate was required to vote on a motion to dismiss the case. Though that vote ended in rejection by a 55-45 margin, with 5 RINOs joining the 50 communist Democrats, that is far short of the 67 votes that would be needed to convict Donald Trump of this faked-up impeachment article.

The names of those five RINOs are as predictable as the sun rising in the East, and you can read about them and their latest act of mendacity at this link.

God Bless Texas. – As I also reported late yesterday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton won an initial victory in his challenge to China Joe Potato Head Biden’s executive order that would halt all deportations, even of violent criminal aliens. At Texas federal judge issued a 14-day nationwide restraining order in the case, following the precedents set by all the leftist judges during the Trump administration.

The practical effect of the order is to give the judge time to fully review the case and issue a final decision, but the symbolic effect is to send a shot across Biden’s rickety bow that some Republicans aren’t planning to just take all of the crap he slings around lying down.

Cool.

Today’s “Because Science” Look-in on the COVID-19 Pandemic. – It’s like magic!:

Note that January 7 was the day following congress’s approval of the Electoral College vote. Some coincidence there, huh?

Science.

Biden science is the bestest science. – Here, the new Swamp Sock Puppet President weighs in on the “science” behind wearing masks. It’s a real tour de force.:

Biden: “One congressman pointed out — he used a very color term to say — wearing a mask, I tell them to ‘kiss my ear.’ I’m not wearing a mask. Well, guess, what, not very American.”

Yes, friends, he really said that, and not a single reporter present asked for a clarification because they all know it would only get worse.

You just could never, ever make this stuff up, folks. Don’t even try.

Gavin Newsom science is the next-bestest science. – Presumably desperate because his high-dollar Napa Valley winery is bleeding money, California Governor Gavin Newsom this week joined the parade of Democrat governors who are suddenly thinking reopening their economies might be a good idea now that their party’s sock puppet is safely in the White House.

From the story at the New York Post:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday lifted the regional stay-at-home orders across the state — allowing restaurants to resume outdoor dining amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re seeing a flattening of the curve. Everything that should be up is up, everything that should be down is down,” Newsom said at the press conference.

He said the hard-hit Golden State is “not out of the woods,” but its models suggest that it has overcome the most “challenging” part of the latest wave.

“We are in a position — projecting four weeks forward with a significant decline in the case rates, positivity rates — we are anticipating still more decline in hospitalizations and more declines in ICUs, and that’s why we’re lifting that stay-at-home order effective immediately today,” he said.

The state will return to a colored tier system that dictates restrictions by county based on the risk of community transmission.

The strict lockdown had been in place in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California — the majority of counties in the Golden State.

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So, what has changed related to the pandemic in California? Not much, really, other than Biden’s inauguration. Despite all of the draconian lockdowns and mask mandates and business closures and job losses mandated by this despicable fascist thug, California’s performance related to COVID has been among the very most abysmal in the country, surpassed only by the grotesque results in New York and maybe New Jersey.

There was never any shred of “science” or “data” supporting Newsom’s thuggish approach – every decision he made was based on pure partisan politics. Millions of Californians have lost their jobs and hundreds of thousands have lost their businesses, but this ghoul has no regrets because his political tactic paid off, and that’s truly all that matters to any Democrat politician.

Trump just keeps on winning. – In one of the most epically hilarious moves of his entire adult life, Donald Trump yesterday announced that he has emulated Joe Biden’s creation of the fantasy “office of the President-elect” by creating his own “Office of the Former President,” complete with all the signage and seals that go along with an official executive office.

From the story at The Epoch Times:

Former President Donald Trump opened an “Office of the Former President” on Jan. 25 that seeks to advance the interests of the United States and carry on the agenda of his administration.

A statement from the office in Palm Beach County, Florida, reads: “Today, the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, formally opened the Office of the Former President.

“The Office will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism.

“President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People.”

The announcement of the “Office of the Former President’ came shortly before the House of Representatives delivered a single impeachment charge to the Senate late Jan. 25. The “incitement of insurrection” charge claims that Trump was responsible for inciting an insurrection that resulted in riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

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God, I miss this man, and not only because of his epic trolling talent.

FACT CHECK: Senator Cotton is right. But our designated sock puppet doesn’t care.

Sad.

Riot City Status Check of the Day. – Portland communist Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler was dining without the required mask and pepper sprayed an ordinary citizen who pointed that out to him Monday night, and nothing will happen to him.

From the story at JustTheNews.com:

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler pepper sprayed an unmasked man with a video camera who confronted him and former Mayor Sam Adams as the two men left a restaurant Sunday evening.

The two mayors had dined at the McMenamins Hillsdale Brewery & Public House and were leaving the establishment at around 8 p.m. when a middle-aged man appeared to accuse the Wheeler of dining without a mask, according to a Portland Police report released Monday.

According to the report, the two mayors informed the stranger that they had dined in the tented area of the restaurant where masks were not required, but that did not deter the man from following Wheeler to his car.

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Wheeler told police – over whom he serves as Commissioner – that he and his partner were “afraid of getting COVID-19.”

Hey, dude, don’t mess with your ruling class unless you’re willing to take the pepper spray, especially as long as COVID is hanging around as a justification for their abuse of you and your rights.

That is America today.

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Saturday News Roundup: The Senate UniParty Overrides Trump Veto as Democrat-run Cities Fall Apart

The Democans and Republicrats who make up the UniParty in the U.S. Senate were back in action on New Year’s Day. – They voted 81-13 to override President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The President had chosen to veto the bill because it did not contain language that would repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the clause that protects the Big Tech companies from being subjected to anti-trust enforcement over their anti-American censorship actions.

The 13 members who voted to sustain the veto included: Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), John Kennedy (R-La.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). Every other Republicrat and Democan present voted to override and thus allow Big Tech to continue business as usual.

Within an hour of the vast majority of its membership voting to take this action and do nothing to police Big Tech, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NSRC), which helps to fund GOP senate campaigns, issued this clueless and unintentionally hilarious tweet:

Oh, gee. Too bad, so sad, dudes. You would think at some point these clueless jackasses would figure out why it is that so many millions of conservatives detest them and their RINO members every bit as much as we detest their Democrat colleagues. But some people are very, very slow learners.

So, the defense contractors will continue receiving their lard, as will the foreign governments who will receive hundreds of millions in benefits from this bill, and the members of the Senate Armed Services and Senate Foreign Relations committees will continue to receive their largess from those countries and from the lobbyists who represent those defense contractors.

Because that is how the Swamp works.

Hey, it only took 150 or so days of riots for Commie Ted to figure it all out. – Communist Democrat Mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler woke up on New Year’s morning to the sudden realization that the Antifa anarchists who have been teaming with BLM anarchists to destroy his city for the last six months are – gasp! – not his friends. Many, who could have seen that one coming?

I swear I’m not making this up:

The Oregonian quotes Wheeler as stating that “We need more accountability and we need to hold people responsible for their criminal conduct.” Oh, you don’t say, Ted.

The Oregonian further reports:

Wheeler said he will organize a meeting with local and state law enforcement as soon as next week to determine how best to respond to “anarchist violence” in the city, and he called for the state Legislature to pass a law in its upcoming regular session to increase penalties for people who repeatedly vandalize property.

The mayor also said Portland might need legislators to change state laws to allow increased city surveillance, although he provided no specifics when pressed for details.

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Hey, here’s a thought: Maybe the Oregon legislature should pass a law to exact penalties on communist Democrat mayors who intentionally tie the hands of their law enforcement officials and refuse to allow them to use all the tools already at their disposal to put these rioters down before they grow out of control. Let’s never forget that, in addition to being Portland’s Mayor, Wheeler is also the City’s police commissioner.

Portland and other big, Democrat-controlled cities definitely do need “more accountability” and they definitely do need to “hold people responsible for their criminal conduct.” But that accountability needs to start at the top of the pyramid or none of it will have impact or meaning. In Portland, Ted Wheeler sits firmly at the top of that criminal pyramid.

Meanwhile, in New York City… – Speaking of communist Democrat mayors who sit atop their city’s criminal pyramid, The New York Daily News has noticed the results of this year’s defunding the police policy actions by The Big Doofus, Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Here’s an excerpt from that article:

On top of a pandemic that took more than 25,000 lives, New York City endured a soul-crushing crime surge in 2020 — a 97% jump in shootings and a 45% surge in murders.

The NYPD released the sobering preliminary year-end stats Friday, eager to turn the page on a tally that recorded more shootings from mid-May through mid-September than in all of 2019.

When the ball fell in near-empty Times Square, the NYPD counted 462 murders across the city in 2020 — 143 more than in 2019.

Shootings were also up — cops counted 1,531 shooting incidents across the five boroughs, 754 more than in 2019, officials said. In those incidents, bullets hit 1,868 people. The city hasn’t been such alarming violence since 2006, when 1,565 shootings were reported, according to Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.

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Note that the actions by the Mayor and Democrat-controlled city council to defund the NYPD by more than $150 million had exactly the same motivation as Ted Wheeler’s mindless malfeasance in Portland: To appease the radical anarchists and Marxists who make up the Antifa/BLM domestic terrorist complex.

Millions of Americans abandoned Democrat-controlled cities like Portland and New York and Seattle and Minneapolis and Philadelphia and Newark during 2020, most of them moving to Red states like Texas and Florida. The corrupt news media – like NBC in the report linked here – want you to think it’s all about COVID restrictions and nothing more.

But the truth is it’s also about confiscatory tax policies in blue states and about security. The truth is that these communist Democrat mayors all over the country have jointly decided to abandon their duties to properly protect the public at the behest of the Antifa/BLM complex, which are, after all, the militarized wing of the Democrat Party.

That’s reality, and if you live in a Democrat-controlled city, the negative consequences of that reality are going to come home to roost on your doorstep sooner or later if you remain there.

The best advice for you to take is to get the hell out of those cities as soon as you possibly can, because none of this is going to get any better.

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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.

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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:

Rey LoweIffert on Twitter: "#FNS it's very clear we are not  nation-building. We are standing up for international law and what is  right. why does Chris Wallace seem to have a real

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:

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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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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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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.”

[End]

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.

[End]

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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Friday News Roundup: Durham Targets Brennan, Portland Rioters Expand Their Operations

This happened on Thursday:

Now, ok, I get it: Many of you are going to respond with “well, it’s about time! What in the hell has Durham been doing????” Yeah, ok, get it out of your system. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

There, you done? Feel better now?

Ok. Look, in this kind of case, which involves literally dozens of potential targets for prosecution and dozens more potential witnesses who must be vetted, federal prosecutors like Mr. Durham will always – ALWAYS – wait to interview the big fish last.

The reason why is simple: They want to give the smaller fish – like, say, Peter Strzok or Bruce Ohr or Kevin Clinesmith – every opportunity to make a deal and turn state’s witness before they talk to the really big targets like Durham and Comey. This is the natural progression of any such investigation.

So, for better or worse, this is actually great news, a sign that Durham is finally getting to the end of his investigation. Attorney General William Barr has twice promised a “report” from Durham by the “end of summer,” which is September 22. Barr has also indicated that Durham has had at least one grand jury convened, and it is the job of a grand jury to true bill indictments.

Hopefully it isn’t all a Jeff Sessions-like smoke screen, but we will find out either way soon enough.

Stay tuned.

Hey, look: A random act of actual journalism at NPR. – Watch despicable Nancy Pelosi’s reaction as her trusted toady Judy Woodruff goes off-script and actually asks her a semi-tough question:

For a moment there, Woodruff must have remembered that she used to be a journalist. You can be sure she will not make that mistake again when talking to Pelosi.

And now a word from the mindless blithering hacks at Morning Joe. – Watch this clip and marvel as the liberals at Morning Joe twist themselves into racist pretzels in their efforts to serve as apologist for the Democrat Party’s addled nominee, Joe Biden:

You just could never make this stuff up, folks. What you are watching here in real time is the Democrat Party removing its own mask and returning to its Jim Crow past. All for the sake of getting the Bad Orange Man out of the White House. Amazing.

Gosh, Ted, who tipped you off? – Portland’s communist Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler suddenly woke up on Thursday and realized that the Democrat-funded and sponsored rioters who he has been allowing to run wild in his city are creating b-roll for President Donald Trump to use in his re-election campaign ads. Hey, I wonder what tipped him off?

From a piece at KGW8 TV in Portland:

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell spoke about the ongoing violence in Portland during a news conference Thursday.

On Wednesday night, Portland police declared a riot, arrested 8 people and used tear gas after a crowd of a couple hundred people gathered outside the East Precinct. Some people in the crowd tried to set the building on fire while officers and others were inside, the mayor said. Others tried to smash the glass doors of the precinct building and threw large, heavy rocks and other items at officers.

Wheeler said what happened Wednesday night “was intended to cause serious injury or death, and it very well could have.”

“When you commit arson with an accelerant in an attempt to burn down a building that is occupied by people that you have intentionally trapped inside, you are not demonstrating. You are attempting to commit murder,” Wheeler said.

[End]

Oh, you don’t saaaaayyyyy. But it gets better.

From a piece at Willamette Week:

“Don’t think for a moment that, if you are participating in this activity, you are not being a prop for the reelection campaign of Donald Trump,” Wheeler said. “Because you absolutely are. You are creating the B-roll film that will be used in ads nationally to help Donald Trump during his campaign. If you don’t want to be part of that, then don’t show up.”

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Ok, so, what did the Democrat-funded and sponsored rioters do in response to their partner’s admonitions? Why, they expanded their operations into a residential district, naturally.

For coverage of that, we must turn to real, actual journalist Andy Ngo, since the hacks in the corrupt corporate news media refuse to do their jobs:

But never fear: The Democrat Antifa/BLM rioters did not abandon their downtown mission:

So, the situation in Portland – which your corrupt news media continues to describe as “mostly peaceful” – is now about to spiral out of control unless the rioters’ Democrat sponsors pull their funding. Maybe this was why President Trump was once again speculating about ramping up federal involvement in that city again yesterday.

That is all.

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Thursday News Roundup: Biden Goes Berserk, Portland Riots Mount, de Blasio Goes Full-on Nazi

Here is an angry old white man exercising his white privilege and verbally assaulting a Black reporter who is just trying to do his job. – That’s how the corrupt hacks at CNN and the New York Times would describe the video below if it involved a Republican.

But hey, it’s Joe Biden, so the only thing that gets reported out of this incident is that Biden was trying to “clarify” the fact that he has not ever taken a cognitive test despite his claim a couple of weeks back that he is “tested all the time.”

Here’s the clip:

You could never make this stuff up, folks.

Oh, but it gets better. – Here is the Democrat Party’s Unfrozen Caveman Presumptive Nominee explaining how he would deal with China if he wins the election:

If that doesn’t give you a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach, nothing will.

This is happening in Australia. Not Russia. Not China. Not Venezuela. Australia. – It will eventually happen in the United States if we, the people don’t make this madness stop. Watch this video featuring Katie Hopkins and realize that this is nothing more than the logical conclusion of where Democrat governors – an a few Republicans, too  – want to take us:

An entire major city, locked in their homes, unable to travel more than 5 km, unable to go to the grocery store with anyone else including their children, all schools and child care centers closed, all non-essential businesses closed, everything shut down for six solid weeks due to the deaths of 7 elderly patients, all of whom were over the age of 70 and some of whom probably did not die to to COVID-19.

If you think this cannot happen in America, you just have not been paying close enough attention to what has already been happening.

For example, here is what communist Democrat Mayor Eric Garcetti is now doing in Los Angeles with the full approval of communist Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom:

But it gets even worse in New York City. – Andrew Cuomo, the ghoul Governor of New York who is personally responsible for the deaths of thousands of elderly New Yorkers in the state’s nursing homes, has been bragging for weeks now about how the worst of the viral gift from China is over for his state.

Ok, fine. But if that’s the case, why is the Big Doofus, New York City’s communist Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio, implementing Nazi-style check points at which his cops are wasting their time checking the papers of everyone entering and exiting the city?

From a report at NBC4 New York:

Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City would start implementing checkpoints across the five boroughs to help enforce Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s quarantine order for travelers from viral hotspots, citing the ongoing national COVID threat.

The measure announced Wednesday is the first significant effort by New York City specifically to help enforce the 14-day quarantine for travelers from 34 states and Puerto Rico. In revealing it, de Blasio said the state was “absolutely right” to impose the travel restriction in the first place. Cuomo announced it in late June.

The governor has said the quarantine itself is imperfect and Mayor de Blasio admitted New York City’s new enforcement plan has some caveats as well. But the idea, the mayor said, is to send a strong message to people coming in.

“The checkpoints are going to send a very powerful message that this quarantine is serious. Even if we can’t reach every single person I think it’ll get the message across,” de Blasio said. “We don’t want to penalize people. We want to educate them, make sure they’re following the rules.

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Thus, the descendants of thousands of Holocaust survivors who still live in New York City are getting a real-life taste of the kinds of crackdowns their ancestors experienced. Right here in America, where their descendants fled after the War.

Surreal.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, the “peaceful protesters” continued their efforts to destroy Portland. – Hey, at least the police are now being allowed to use tear gas. In Democrat-run cities in America today, that is what we call “progress.”

The intrepid real journalist Andy Ngo is as always on the ground getting the truth out while the corrupt corporate media continues to lie about it. As usual, the riots were still ongoing as I began to compile this piece at 5:30 CT. Here are some highlights of the hijinks and shenanigans these “peaceful” kids were engaged in:

Hey, at least they’re attacking a local police precinct instead of the federal courthouse now.

So, you might be wondering how the leadership of communist Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler and his fellow communist Democrats on the city council is working out for the people of the city in terms of violent crime. Well, Mr. Ngo is on top of that, too.

Check this out:

So, just like New York City; just like Chicago; just like Minneapolis; just like Seattle. All Democrat cities run by communist Democrat Mayors and city councils dominated by communist Democrats.

There’s a pattern here, folks, and it isn’t hard to detect. Well, unless you’re a Democrat or a corrupt reporter, that is.

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Monday News Roundup: The Madness in Democrat Cities Will Escalate Until the Voter Madness Stops

The boat rallies continue, and they keep growing larger. – The Wuhan Virus restrictions against large publi gatherings – except, of course, for Democrat Party-sponsored rioters – have produced a new national phenomenon:  The Boat Rally.

Actually, the correct description of these events is the “Trump Boat Rally” since there have been no similar rallies for Joe Biden or any Democrat, which, come to think of it, is just like the massive in-person rallies that were exclusively a Trump phenomenon. They’ve become a great way for Trump supporters to show their love and support for the President without violating any of the unconstitutional edicts handed down by their governors, with at least one such rally taking place somewhere in the nation each weekend.

On Saturday, it was St. Augustine, Florida’s turn:

Cool.

Here’s the front page on Sunday’s New York Post:

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This sad fact is brought to you directly by the policies of communist Democrat Mayor Bill De Blasio. There is literally no one else to blame. And New Yorkers brought this on themselves by electing the jackass in 2014 and then – after having seen for four long years what an evil despot he truly is – re-electing him again in 2018.

The Big Apple is dying before our eyes because that’s what the voters asked for. You could never make this stuff up, folks.

Things aren’t much better in Minneapolis. – With communist Democrat Mayor Jacob Frey and his fellow communist Democrats on the city council slashing the police budget and inhibiting the department’s ability to effectively deal with criminals, violent crime and robberies are shooting through the roof in Minneapolis. In response to this reality, the Minneapolis city government sent out the following advice to citizens on Saturday:

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That’s right: The citizens of Minneapolis can no longer have any expectation of police protection. They simply must learn to behave like frightened targets of roving bands of thugs whenever they go out in public and be prepared to turn over their cash, wallets and car keys whenever they’re assaulted and pray the criminal doesn’t kill them anyway.

This is how communist Democrats expect us all to live today. This truly is their goal, and they aren’t even bothering to try to hide it anymore.

It’s just status quo Lori Lightfoot style in Chicago. – It was just another weekend with dozens of shootings and deaths on the streets of Chicago, with almost all of the victims being African American. But these are black lives that don’t matter to Black Lives Matter or communist Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot, whose polices led directly to a whopping 139% increase in shootings during July.

One of the victims this weekend sadly included a 9 year-old child. From a report by WGN:

CHICAGO — A Near North Side community is calling on city leaders for help in the wake of a 9-year-old’s murder on Friday, leaving a neighborhood traumatized and crying out for mental health support services Sunday.

Community leaders returned to the spot where 9-year-old Janari Ricks was gunned down to say enough is enough. Standing next to balloons, candles and teddy bears commemorating Ricks’ heartbreakingly short life, they called for shooters to turn themselves in and both community and government members to take on gun violence.

“We are adamant about getting this young man captured and seized for the senseless act he committed and we are asking him again, turn yourself in; if you turn yourself in you can make this a whole lot easier,” said Raymond Richard, Brothers Standing Together. “You know what you did, you know who you are, and we are gonna pray that you do the right thing.”

One of the main messages from community activists like Andrew Holmes Sunday: stop protecting shooters.

“These are our babies that are falling,” Holmes said. “Carbon monoxide is a silent killer, COVID-19 you can’t see it neither, but the shooter you see him.”

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Yes, you can see the shooters. It’s just that Lori Lightfoot refuses to let the police do anything effective to stop them. Chicago has had nothing but Democrat mayors since 1931. This madness will only continue to escalate so long as the voters’ madness on election days continues.

Meanwhile, in Portland… – While you listen to the talking heads at CNN and MSNBC tell you that all is well and peaceful in Portland, Oregon now that the federal law enforcement presence has been diminished, here is what really took place in that city under siege by Democrat-sponsored domestic terrorists last night, courtesy of Andy Ngo:

 

But there was one bit of good news:

From Mr. Ngo’s piece in the New York Post:

Shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning, videos captured the moment a makeshift bomb was thrown at the Portland federal courthouse during another night of violent protest. A Trump-loving, 69-year-old woman soon stepped forward to out the suspect publicly — as her own grandson.

Karla Fox says she recognized the alleged bomber as her daughter’s son, 18-year-old Gabriel “Rico” Agard-Berryhill.

In the hours after the IED attack, social-media users analyzed videos showing a slim male, wearing a distinctive olive vest with the word “ICONS” printed on it, throwing something over the fence at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse. Seconds later, a large explosion erupts, covering the front door in flames. The man picks up something off the ground and sprints off-camera. Police said the concussion could be “heard and felt more than a block away.”

Fox instantly identified her grandson because she gave him the vest.

“I bought the vest for him after he found one online after getting hit with rubber bullets the night before at the protest,” Fox told The Post. (She even left a positive review on clothing site Hibbett: “I got this for my grandson who’s a protester downtown, he uses it every night and says it does the job.”) She posted a photo of him posing in the $26 non-bulletproof apparel.

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Fantastic. God bless Karla Fox and the millions of law-abiding Americans just like her all over the country.

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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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Saturday News Roundup: Adios Tik-Tok, Bye-Bye Bolton Book Advance, and America’s Garbage News Media

The American news media is a steaming pile of rancid garbage. – Portland Riots continued last night and this morning, despite the media lies to the contrary. Here is how the corrupt, fake journalists at the  Associated Press are lying about the Portland riots this morning:

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds peacefully protested in downtown Portland Friday, two days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced — a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests.

The start of Friday night’s protest mimicked that of Thursday, which was the first time in weeks that demonstrations ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests. The change in tone outside a federal courthouse that’s become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents came after the U.S. government began drawing down its forces in the liberal city under a deal between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and the Trump administration.

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And here is the truth of what is taking place on the ground, courtesy of real journalist Andy Ngo:

On Thursday, the Trump Administration reached an agreement with communist/Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler and communist/Governor Kate Brown to let state and local police personnel attempt to keep the rioters trying to destroy the federal courthouse in Portland at bay. So far, the experimental deal with communist thugs is going exactly as you would expect it to.

DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said on Friday that federal personnel would remain in Portland to monitor the situation, and would be prepared to step back into the fray if the Oregon law enforcement officers fail to do their jobs. Don’t expect the feds to be leaving anytime soon.

Dear John Bolton: About that $2 million book advance… – The Department of Justice moved late on Friday to convince a federal judge to order John Bolton to turn over all proceeds from his new book to the federal government.

From a piece at Brietbart:

The U.S. government has asked a federal judge in Washington to seize the $2 million book advance and any royalties paid to former Trump National Security Adviser John Bolton, who published a tell-all memoir about the Trump administration allegedly without clearing it first with the government for classified material.

The government said in a court filing Thursday that Bolton violated nondisclosure agreements when he released his memoir, The Room Where It Happened, without finishing a National Security Council (NSC) review process to make sure the book did not contain any classified material that could put U.S. national security at risk, according to Bloomberg.

The federal government initially sought to prevent the book’s publish in June, but failed since advance copies had already been sent out to numerous media outlets. However, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth wrote in his ruling about Bolton, “He has exposed his country to harm and himself to civil (and potentially criminal) liability.”

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What is that saying about ill-gotten gains? Bolton’s about to find out.

Dear CNN: Normal people call these individuals “women.” – This is an actual tweet issued by CNN on Thursday.  I swear I do not make this stuff up:

So now in our Orwellian world, our corrupt news media is moving to erase women completely in its efforts to be politically correct. All on the pretense that people who do not possess a cervix are capable of being hit with cervical cancer.

A caution to suburban housewives contemplating a vote for Joe Biden this November: A vote for Biden is a vote for the societal erasure of you and your daughters. Think carefully before taking that fatal step.

Man, all the IPhone addicted kids are gonna be whining about this one. – Lots of you adults, too, apparently. President Trump made it clear last night that he will sign an executive order to effectively ban the Tik-Tok app – whatever in the hell that is – in the United States. The reason is that the company that owns the app is suspected of sharing the data it gathers with the communist Chinese government and its military.

Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein certainly don’t have a problem with the company’s activities, but actual Americans do, so the President plans to take action.

From a report at Fox News:

President Trump told reporters late Friday that he plans to ban the social media platform TikTok from the United States as soon as Saturday.

A ban would further pressure TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance to sell the app’s U.S. operations amid national security concerns about users’ personal data. Microsoft is a leading contender to buy.

“As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One.“I have that authority…It’s going to be signed tomorrow.” He said he could use an executive order or emergency economic powers.

The administration is also prepared to order the company to divest its ownership in TikTok.

Investment bankers told FOX Business if the Microsoft deal falls through, ByteDance will certainly shop TikTok wider including to private equity firms. A person with direct knowledge told FOX Business there are two to three serious buyers that have expressed interest.

Any deal will be closely scrutinized by the Trump administration. “If Microsoft or any U.S. company buys TikTok this will be carefully monitored to make sure there is absolutely no Chinese involvement in the new company,” said one Wall Street executive with knowledge of the matter.

Trump as recently as March used executive powers to force a Chinese company to sell its stake in a U.S. hotel software company, the Washington Post reported.

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Adios, Tik-Tok, whatever in the hell you are.

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Wednesday News Roundup: Ted Wheeler’s Mendacity and William Barr’s Unnoticed Bombshell

Let’s make a deal. – Here’s an idea: Let’s trade Portland and Seattle to China in exchange for Hong Kong and a player to be named later. Everybody involved would be happier. Think about it.

Wait. I thought these were “peaceful protests”??? – In a perhaps unconscious display of exactly how deceitful and despicable he and his fellow Democrats truly are, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler – along with a member of the city commission – requested a sit-down with Department of Homeland Security leadership “to discuss a ceasefire and removal of heightened federal forces from Portland.”

From a piece by KGW8 TV in Portland:

Monday evening’s statement is a turnabout for Wheeler, who previously said he wouldn’t meet with DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf even if he was invited.

Wheeler had a phone conversation with Wolf two weeks ago. He said he wanted federal officers off Portland streets, and then “asked him to clean up the graffiti on local federal facilities.”

Hardesty, a longtime police reform advocate, has also denounced federal officers being in Portland. She has also been critical of Wheeler’s leadership during the protests, even going as far as telling the mayor, who is also the police commissioner, that if he “can’t control the police, give me the Portland Police Bureau.”

Monday’s request also comes as reports indicate more federal officers are on their way to Portland. Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Washington Post reported President Donald Trump’s administration has deployed an additional 100 federal officers to protect federal buildings in downtown Portland, including the federal courthouse which has been the epicenter of nightly protests.

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ummmm…does anyone else see the multiple inconsistencies here? First, if the protests are “peaceful” as Wheeler, his fellow Democrats and their corrupt toadies in the national news media like to claim, why is there any need for a “ceasefire”? Doesn’t the term “peaceful” imply that no hostilities are taking place?

Second, Wheeler, the Democrats and their corrupt media toadies continue to claim that these “peaceful protests” are entirely organic events with no organizing entities overseeing them and funding them. If that is the case, then how can anyone – much less Wheeler – claim to represent these unorganized, organic protesters?

Here is what is really happening here: The polls are starting to turn on the Democrats as more and more Americans are able to see video of the extremely violent riots that have been ongoing in Portland for more than 60 straight days now. The TV news operations continue to refuse to air those videos, but thanks to the work by real, working journalist Andy Ngo and others, millions and millions of Americans have been able to now see what is really taking place through social media channels.

As I have repeatedly pointed out, Democrats make literally every decision based on polling and focus groups, and they view the staging and funding of violent and destructive riots as just another tool in their toolbox of political tactics. Thus, these riots are fine with them until the polls start to go bad, as they are now finally doing. This is why the talking points suddenly switched late last week from outright denying that any violence was taking place to now attempting to blame all of the violence on the presence of federal personnel who are there to prevent the rioters from burning down the federal courthouse.

So, Wheeler now becomes the party’s point man in finding a semi-graceful way out, and a negotiation of a “ceasefire” is the new political tactic of the day. Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf should simply inform Wheeler that his personnel will continue to do their jobs until the Portland police either get control of the situation themselves, or request the National Guard to come in and clean it all up.

There can be no compromise with Marxist insurrectionists, which is what the rioters and Wheeler himself are.

This supercut retweeted by President Trump this morning is fantastic:

A Barr bombshell goes largely unnoticed. – While the focus of coverage of the hearing yesterday is properly on the outrageous behavior of the committee Democrats, the single most important moment to me came during the exchange between Mr. Barr and Ohio Republican Jim Jordan.

That exchange included Mr. Barr informing Jordan that, in addition to the ongoing Durham investigation into the origins of Obamagate, he has yet another U.S. attorney in Texas looking into the rampant illegal unmasking effort targeting U.S. citizens that took place throughout the Obama Administration’s 8 long years in office.

Watch the clip – the key exchange takes place starting at the 1:27 mark:

Transcript:

Jordan: 38 people unmasked Michael Flynn’s name 49 times in a 2-month time frame. Seven people at the Treasury Department unmasked Michael Flynn’s name. Is this an issue that Mr. Durham is looking into?

Barr: I’ve asked another U.S. attorney to look into the issue of unmasking. Because of, you know, the high number of unmaskings, and some that do not readily appear to have been in the line of normal business.

Jordan: [Clearly surprised by this information] Wait, wait, I want to be clear. So there is another investigation specific to that issue that is ongoing at the Justice Department right now?

Barr: Yes.

Jordan: Wow, that’s great. So, Mr. Durham is looking at how the whole Trump/Russia thing started, you have another U.S. attorney – can you give us that U.S. attorney’s name? Is that something you’re comfortable doing, or…

Barr: John Bash of Texas.

Jordan: John Bash of Texas is looking specifically at the fact…

Barr: …at unmasking…

Jordan: …38 people, 49 times, unmasked Michael Flynn’s name, and probably other unmaskings that took place in the final days of the Obama/Biden administration. Is that accurate?

Barr: Actually, a much longer period of time.

Jordan: Even before that.

Barr: Yes.

Jordan: Thank you, Mr. Barr, I appreciate that. That is information that the Committee did not know.

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Boom.

So, why does this matter? I have written several times in the past about the fact that Obama’s final NSA Director, Admiral Mike Rogers, was that rarest of rare animals in the Obama administration: A true American patriot.

It was Admiral Rogers who first informed then-President-elect Trump that he and his transition team were being spied upon just days after the 2016 election. Rogers discussed that reality with Mr. Trump at Trump Tower, where the transition team was being housed. The very next day, Trump moved his team out to one of his New Jersey golf resorts where it remained until the inauguration.

Rogers had discovered the fact that Obama officials had used contractors working for the FBI and the various intelligence agencies to abuse the unmasking process, most likely going all the way back to 2009, through the use of many thousands of search queries into the NSA database. Upon making that discovery, Rogers immediately banned contractors from accessing that system, which was the reason why, from that point forward, you see Obama deploying all manner of his own officials at odd places like the Treasury Department, his UN Ambassador Samantha Power, his National Security Director Susan Rice, and even Vice President Joe Biden doing the unmaskings themselves.

NSA director Mike Rogers's remarkable comments about Trump's ...

Admiral Mike Rogers

We have also known for a couple of years now that this illegal spying was not limited to the Trump Campaign and Transition Team. The same was done to Republican presidential contenders Ben Carson, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and even to Democrat/Communist Bernie Sanders and his campaign. Indeed, this systematic and illegal abuse of the NSA database by contractors spying on domestic political enemies goes all the way back to Obama’s first year in office.

That, friends, is what U.S. Attorney John Bash of Texas is looking into.

So now the Democrats and their disgustingly corrupt toadies in the news media have one more target to demonize.

Isn’t it glorious?

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Sunday News Roundup: 50 Days of Portland Riots and the Resurrection of Kanye 2020

But…but…but…what about the polls????? – Jacob Miller points out just one of the many problems with the suppression polls targeting Trump voters we are seeing today:

A 9% under-sampling of GOP voters – plus, both polls also over-sampled Democrats – is going to make a big difference in the results the polls produce. Just a reminder that the ABC/WaPo poll used the same sampling aberration just 3 weeks before the 2016 election to produce a poll showing the Pantsuit Princes with an insurmountable 13-point lead over Donald Trump. Funny, though, as election day approached, the conductors of that poll steadily re-jiggered their sample in order to show the race getting closer and closer.

What would make anyone think that they aren’t doing the exact same thing this year? Stop asking me about polls, please. Thanks.

Here is what is really happening in Portland. – As Mayor Ted Miller, San Fran Nan and the entirety of the corrupt news media attempts to brainwash you into believing that the only thing the rioters in Portland are doing is paining graffiti on federal buildings there, know that they are lying to you.

Here’s what is really happening in this ongoing riot, brought to you by the intrepid real journalist Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo), which has now been allowed by Wheeler to continue for more than 50 consecutive days:

There is more, much more. Sadly, if you want to know the truth about what is really happening in Portland and any other place today, you must seek out real journalists like Mr. Ngo and Alex Berenson on Twitter to find it. You will certainly never get it from CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, ABC, NBC, CBS, the NYTimes or the WaPo.

As I wrote in my other piece this morning, America is in the midst of a Marxist insurgency sponsored by the Democrat Party and abetted by the national news media. Marxist mayors like Ted Wheeler are at the forefront of this insurgency. This insurgency will only continue to grow until the federal government puts it down, because the Democrat mayors and governors will never stop supporting it until they are stopped.

Is it time for the Insurrection act? – Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, thinks so:

This, of course, is actually one of the goals of the Democrats are trying to achieve by allowing the rampant destruction of America’s cities. They want to be able to accuse the President of being an aspiring dictator who abuses his authority in the run-up to the November elections. What better way to justify such a charge than having their toadies in the fake news media portray any use of federal law enforcement to do the jobs these Democrat mayors refuse to allow local police to carry out as the evil Orange Man sending in the army? And hey, if thousands of people lose their businesses and more thousands lose their homes and personal property, and more than 3 dozen lose their lives to the rioters, well, that’s a small price to pay, isn’t it?

This really, truly is how today’s Democrats think, folks.

We already see that narrative taking hold in Portland. Trust me, this has been part of the Democrat plan since Day 1 of the staged and coordinated George Floyd riots. They assumed that Trump – who they portray as unstable and irrational – would immediately knee-jerk to ordering federal intervention as the rioters burned and looted Minneapolis. When he didn’t act on their cue, they though surely he would take the bait when they spread the riots to New York City and Chicago and Seattle and Austin and Portland and Atlanta and on and on and on.

But here we are after a month of the CHAZ/CHOP in Seattle, after 51 straight days of violent rioting in Portland, and the President continues refuse to buy into their strategy.

If you think they’ll just fold up their tents on this effort and now work to calm everything down, you have not been paying enough attention in recent months. Stay tuned for something even bigger to be staged.

But…but…but…we have been assured by the corrupt news media that Kanye gave up his campaign earlier this week! – They wouldn’t lie to us, would they?

Well, yeah, of course they would. Where have you been for the last 50 years?

Remember those reports from just a few days ago quoting a “source” close to Kanye West, claiming that the billionaire rap star had already folded up the tent on his presidential campaign? Yeah, that was a lie.

From a report at ABC News:

Kanye West is hitting the campaign trail.

Exactly two weeks after announcing his unlikely bid for president, the rapper announced late Saturday he will be holding the first event of his campaign in South Carolina on Sunday at 5 p.m.

The event will be held at the Exquis Event Center in North Charleston, according to a statement. It is “for registered guests only.”

Those who wish to attend will need to sign up at West’s new campaign site, kanye2020.country — though the site doesn’t appear to have a specific link to sign up for the event yet.

According to a copy of the release shared with ABC News, all attendees will be asked to sign a COVID-19 liability release form, social distance and wear a mask. West will also be holding a pre-rally press event.

Earlier in the day, West had tweeted he was looking to acquire signatures to get on the ballot in the state.

“Hi guys please sign up to put me on the ballot in South Carolina at any of these locations,” he wrote, sharing a list of locations. “You can also sign up at the website kanye2020.country.”

It’s not entirely clear how West would qualify, as South Carolina’s deadline to file signatures as an independent candidate was July 15. The state does not allow write-in candidates.

West got on the ballot in his first state earlier this week in Oklahoma. The state allows independent candidates to pay a $35,000 fee — small change for rapper and businessman who Forbes says is worth just over $1 billion — to get on the November ballot.

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Oh.

Just your fake, corrupt news media in action, folks. You expected something else? Really?

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Democrat Mayors are the Lynchpins for America’s Marxist Insurgency

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

Here is how that went on Saturday:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That is all.

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Media Coverage of Portland Melee Raises Bias to New Heights

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Here’s an actual quote from Bernie Sanders yesterday:   “We have a president who is a racist, who is a bigot, who is a sexist, who is a homophobe, and Islamophobe…and what we will not allow him to do is to divide us based on our skin color and our gender.”

Oh. Okay. *sigh*

Here is how The Oregonian fake newspaper led its coverage of yesterday’s stupid clash between the Proud Boys and the violent terrorist group Antifa: “Right-wing activists and those protesting their presence converged Saturday on Portland’s downtown waterfront in a much-anticipated confrontation that captivated a nation inflamed by rising division and resentment, with even President Donald Trump entering the Fray.”

Let’s break that disgustingly amateurish and biased paragraph down. First, the Proud Boys are accurately identified as right-wing activists. That’s what they are. Good start.

Second, the ultra-violent fascism-promoting hate group Antifa is not even identified by name, but as “those protesting their presence”. Gosh, biased much? Did an Antifa leader write this damn article? Or maybe Portland’s Mayor, who might as well be an Antifa leader?

Third, we have this: “…a much-anticipated confrontation that captivated a nation inflamed by rising division and resentment…”. Really? Captivated a nation? Funny, we were out and about most of the day Saturday and didn’t encounter a single person who wanted to ask our opinion of the “confrontation” of these two groups of slugs. Didn’t see a single TV tuned to any channel covering the mindlessly stupid event. Nor did we encounter a single person who seemed at all “inflamed” by “division” or “resentment.” Seems like the Antifa-hugging author of this absurd paragraph is engaging in a little projection.

Finally, let’s analyze this: “…with even President Donald Trump entering the Fray.” Really? The President of the United States was in Portland, Oregon on Saturday? That’s odd, given that multiple reports in our fake news media pegged him being somewhere else. Like at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

And let’s look at that final word: Why is “Fray” capitalized? Is the park where the competing groups of doofuses confronted each other named “the Fray”? Or maybe there was a rock band called “the Fray” playing in the park and President Trump showed up to play bass guitar for them?

Or maybe, just maybe, the Oregonian employs proofreaders who are as utterly dim and incompetent as the author of the piece and the editors who approved it? Yeah, that seems right.

Look, the Oregonian and its unbelievably biased coverage are part of the problem in Portland, as big a part as radical leftist Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s behavior is. This “coverage” reads like a promotional piece for a hate group that is on the verge of receiving a formal “terror group” designation by the federal government. Absurd media promotional pieces like this only serve to encourage their activities in the same way as Wheeler’s refusal to allow Portland’s police department to enforce the law during Antifa’s frequent riots held within Portland’s friendly confines.

This is what happens when cities are run exclusively by leftist Democrats (pardon my redundancy) for decades, as Baltimore and Chicago and Detroit and Philadelphia and San Francisco and Los Angeles and so many other beaten-down large U.S. cities can attest. But hey, Wheeler and his fellow Marxists are the leadership the voters elected, and will no doubt re-elect again and again and again in the coming years.

Within a decade, Portland, Oregon will become the same kind of hollowed-out shell that Baltimore is today. Because that’s what Democrats and their cheerleaders in the press are good at creating.

That is all.

 

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