Friday, April 30, 2021
The Making of Democratic Memory › American Greatness
It also shows something deeper and more troubling: That, for the modern Left, justice is about as relevant as the dodo. In a just society, we would mourn Bryant's death (because no one should be happy when lethal force has to be used, particularly on one so young) but the mourning would be heavily tempered with the honest acknowledgment that she was in the wrong and needed to be stopped before she deprived another girl of her life. We can no longer have that without the risk of being dubbed a white supremacist or something equally horrible. And that places us in a very precarious position because it illustrates that none of us can expect to receive justice if we are wronged.
The Left's reaction to the Bryant shooting is a clear indicator that maintaining the ideological narrative trumps giving a person his due; even if that involves the alchemy of making a criminal a victim at the expense of the real victim and the real hero. It also raises another question. If the end of society is justice, as Alexander Hamilton said, then what are we left with when justice is wadded up and thrown into the trash?
The answer is a totalitarian society,
As many have pointed out on social media after the shooting: George Floyd's videotaped death was said to be so clear that it was obvious Derek Chauvin was guilty; there was hardly any point in even having a trial. A blind man, we were told, could see that he was a racist murderer. Ma'Khia Bryant's videotaped death, on the other hand, is so unclear that anyone who actually believes what his eyes tell him must be said to be aiding and abetting the killing of black Americans by racist cops.
In other words: The Left has gone from mind control via the creation of thought crime and the tying of everything to racism (which is the distinguishing characteristic of totalitarianism as opposed to authoritarianism) to now controlling even the raw, sensory data that we intake.
Ben Domenech on Chris Wallace praise of Biden speech
Forced to pay union dues
President Joe Biden promised to not increase taxes on the middle-class, but his gift to organized labor, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), has the same impact as a tax increase on millions of Americans. The PRO Act does not protect anyone's right to organize; those rights already exist. Quite the opposite, it strips employees of their right to not associate with a union and forces them to annually pay hundreds of dollars to unions against their will.
Currently, people living in Right to Work states and working for a unionized private-sector company are not required to join the union or pay dues.
But Biden and House and Senate Democrats want to strip private-sector Americans of their right to choose and compel expensive union membership in companies that are unionized. (Public-sector employees would still enjoy right-to-work protections due to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case.)
The rationale behind the PRO Act is simple. OpenSecrets.org says unions poured $27.6 million into Biden's campaign, and he wants to repay them by forcing millions of Americans to pay them dues or agency fees.
PRO Act is Another Biden Tax Increase on the Middle-Class | RealClearPolicy
Illegal Immigration Into America Is Part of a Long-Term Communist Program to Destroy the US
Fwd: Directed energy weapon?
Thursday, April 29, 2021
America Last: President Joe Biden’s First 100 Days
Daily Wire Backstage: Biden’s Congressional Address
George Orwell’s 1940 Review of Mein Kampf
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Covid at home pill treatment
Pfizer's experimental oral drug to treat Covid-19 at the first sign of illness could be available by the end of the year, CEO Albert Bourla told CNBC on Tuesday.
- The drug is part of a class of medicines called protease inhibitors and works by inhibiting an enzyme that the virus needs to replicate in human cells.
- Protease inhibitors are used to treat other viral pathogens such as HIV and hepatitis C.
Biden Has Screwed The Pooch On Covid
Fwd: Ungodly amounts of money
What is the Biden presidency? The Biden presidency is . . .
. . . spending $1.9 trillion on the "American Rescue Plan," commonly described as "the pandemic-relief bill," so you can move on to . . .
. . . a $2.3 trillion "American Jobs Plan," commonly described as "the infrastructure bill," so you can move on to . . .
. . . a $1.8 trillion "American Families Plan," which hasn't gotten a nickname yet, but will probably end up being called "the education bill" because it pledges to provide, at minimum, four years of free education . . .
. . . so you can move on to the "Green New Deal for Cities," which would "provide $1 trillion for struggling municipalities" . . .
. . . so you can move on to a "Green New Deal for Public Housing," which would spent $180 billion to "retrofit, rehabilitate, and decarbonize the entire nation's public housing stock," both of which are separate from . . .
. . . the THRIVE Act, which would spend — excuse me, "invest" — $15 trillion over 15 years to create "family-sustaining, union jobs across the economy," which is separate from . . .
. . . I guess we would call it the "Green New Deal Classic," which originally called for eliminating 88 percent of our current energy sources, banning cars, and cutting military spending by at least half.
Got that? Like the old joke about the turtles, it's massive spending bills, all the way down.
Fact-checkers are quick to emphasize that Biden's infrastructure plan "is not the Green New Deal." PolitiFact asked Greenpeace, and Greenpeace emphasized that the two proposals are different, so that settles the issue:
The American Jobs Plan also includes about $480 billion to boost manufacturing and research and development, some of which might boost clean energy. The THRIVE Act folds money for those activities into other line items, primarily its investments in clean energy.
Ryan Schleeter, spokesman for Greenpeace USA, a Green New Deal Network member, said it is misleading to equate Biden's proposal with the Green New Deal.
"The American Jobs Plan is similar in intent to the THRIVE Act, but far narrower in scope and scale," Schleeter said.
Good heavens, how could anyone possibly mix up those two massive new spending proposals focused on clean-energy projects? It's like Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney. They're completely different.
Just in those first three Mad Libs bills listed up there — "The American [Noun] Plan" — Biden wants to spend an additional $6 trillion beyond what the federal government would ordinarily spend. That's about a third of the entire U.S. economy, all on top of the $4.4 trillion the government spent in 2019, the last non-pandemic year.
I don't know if we're about to endure a sudden and lasting surge in inflation; the Capital Matters guys can sort that out better than I can. I do know that the Consumer Price Index had its biggest jump in about a decade last month, and the overall price index is up 2.6 percent from a year earlier. In the past month, gas prices are higher, natural gas and energy costs are higher, and food prices are higher, both at home and in restaurants. You may have noticed that suppliers are scrambling to find lumber and semiconductor chips. It sure feels like inflation is making a comeback.
Mark May 12 on your calendar; that's when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics offers its next round of updated numbers. Two consecutive months of dramatic jumps in the consumer price index would suggest this wasn't a brief, pandemic-influenced fluke.
One condition that can cause inflation is "too many dollars chasing too many goods" — "when the aggregate demand in an economy strongly outweighs the aggregate supply, prices go up." If the government starts running the printing presses and throwing around money willy-nilly, but the supply of goods doesn't keep pace, prices go up. Yes, you've got more money in your bank account or wallet, but so does everyone else. Prices go up, so the additional money you've received doesn't help you as much.
Joe Biden's New Plan Is A Trillion-Dollar Train Wreck | National Review
Biden's racist cigarette ban
The new policy would disproportionately impact black smokers. Menthol cigarettes are used by more than three-fourths of African-Americans who smoke. About a quarter of white smokers prefer menthol rather than unflavored cigarettes.
Biden administration expected to ban menthol cigarettes (nypost.com)
I expect a backlash. Who is Biden to tell people what they can smoke?
World War Xi: Inside China's cold war with the West
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
BUSTING THE DIGITAL CARTELS Dinesh D’Souza Podcast Ep 77
China's COVID Secrets (full documentary) | FRONTLINE
The Cancer of Critical Race Theory
This is the thing with internal organ cancers: They frequently show no symptoms until they've reached an advanced stage, typically Stage Four, and by the time the diagnosis is made, there's often nothing to be done. That's why these cancers' five-year survival rates are so low.
The American body politic is suffering from just such an internal cancer, one that has gone unrecognized by most during its early stages, especially when it was confined to a small corner of that place from which many such cancers originate: the halls of academia.
That cancer is critical race theory.
In brief: critical race theory (CRT) is a modified form of Marxism that divides people based on race and culture rather than class. The worldviews are similar in every other important way, the most significant being that they are promoted and perpetrated by people seeking their own power and aggrandizement regardless of the cost to society or to humanity. In the first iteration of this mindset, this meant the death of about 100 million human beings.
Just as Karl Marx didn't necessarily intend his philosophy to lead to the murderous pogroms of Stalin or Pol Pot or to Mao Zedong's starving tens of millions of his own countrymen to death in "the biggest episode of mass murder ever recorded," CRT founder Derrick Bell might not have intended his new "theory" to become the national cancer that it is. Indeed, CRT was initially little more than a debate in academia about the proper way to structure a college curriculum. No need for the "working man" or the "soccer mom" to care about that, right? The founding of CRT was Stage One of its cancerous spread; it was there, but nobody recognized its terrible, inevitable path.
Stage Two involved the spreading of these ideas, just as with Marxism, into the minds of ambitious people outside the world of academia and professional philosophizing. Some of them might have been true believers, and some of them recognized its potential as a tool to manipulate and dominate, whether through selling books and "consulting" contracts or through holding political office.
As they won elections and gave their lectures to confused ordinary Americans who didn't understand why they were being called racist but felt afraid and powerless to call out the evil before them, the spread of the cancer of CRT reached Stage Three. Even then, had it been sufficiently recognized and treated, we might have recovered.
But just as Marxism in the hands of megalomaniacs or other seekers of power and personal fortune destroyed the lives of untold millions of men, women, and children by making its threat nearly unrecognizable until it had spread beyond the ability of the populace to control it, so it is with CRT in the hands of those who would destroy this nation from the inside. And so it is that we have reached Stage Four.
Purveyors of this evil mindset, such as Ibram X. Kendi and Kimberlé Crenshaw, race-hustlers like Al Sharpton and Robin DiAngelo (yes, race-hustlers can be white, too), and the mendacious yet still fêted-at-all-the-right-cocktail-parties Nikole Hannah-Jones, are making careers out of poisoning the minds of Americans and turning us against each other based on the immoral concept that a few hundred million individual Americans are responsible for misdeeds of mostly long-dead others, very often others who died before today's Americans' progenitors even reached these shores.
The Cancer of Critical Race Theory | The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Facts About U.S. Presidents That Might Shock You | Trivia Genius
Elections have consequences
Boy, do they! For conservatives like me, the months since Democrats took over the White House and the Senate have been a tsunami of consequences. How do you think I like it when Joe Biden's handlers aim 60 executive orders at the tip of his pen to effectuate a fundamental transformation of this country? Or when the Democrat-controlled Congress tries to push through statehood for the District of Columbia in order to guarantee their continued control of the Senate? Or when the southern border is turned into a 2,000-mile illegal-immigrant processing center?
Unfortunately, the dictum that "elections have consequences" is not recognized as a legitimate principle when Republicans defeat Democrats. That was obvious when Donald Trump won the 2016 election and spent the next four years being vilified as a Russian puppet, a racist and a danger to the republic. You see, Democrats consider elections to be their most legitimate means of seizing power, but not necessarily the most effective. For them, politics is the continuation of war by other means, and they have been waging war against not just Republicans, but against the Constitution for at least the last 50 years.
We could examine the truth of that statement in multiple arenas, including the attempt to repeal or neuter the Second Amendment, the assault on equal rights in order to replace equality with the Orwellian concept of equity, and of course the aforementioned unconstitutional push to convert D.C. into a state.
But let's stick with elections because any political party that controls elections ultimately controls everything else. Nancy Pelosi obviously knows that, which is why she made the For the People Act her No. 1 priority in the 117th Congress. The Constitution gives authority over federal elections to the individual states that make up the Union, but Pelosi's H.R. 1 would strip that authority from the states and give it to Congress. One provision in particular would outlaw the use of voter ID to verify that anyone who casts a vote is legally entitled to do so. Again, as crazy as it sounds, this is the No. 1 Democratic priority.
Let's say it one more time till it sinks in: Democrats want to ban states from using the most obvious and fair method to make sure that all votes in an election are legal votes — checking voter ID. No wonder millions of Republicans have a sneaking suspicion that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump. What do the Democrats have to hide?
But it's not just the 2020 election that makes conservatives fear that they are being dealt a hand of three-card monte. Consider what is happening in my home state of Montana. Gov. Greg Gianforte just signed two election integrity bills into law, and almost immediately the state was hit with a lawsuit by the Democratic Party to overturn the will of the people.
Wait a minute? I thought elections have consequences! But you forgot the asterisk that indicates "unless Republicans win." Elections Have Consequences; Cheating Doesn't | RealClearPolitics
Breathing dirty city air is as bad for your lungs as smoking | Urban@UW
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Recent Shooting of Ohio Teen Could Be Final Blow for Media and BLM - Revolver
Former police officer Brandon Tatum broke down what happened frame by frame.
The globalist Regime Media dove into this hoax headlong in order to reinforce their tenuous and outright false narratives about policing and race in America. Of course, they chose to full-throatedly endorse this hoax on the very day that the jury delivered its verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. But while the mob got the verdict they wanted — an incredible simultaneous 2nd degree murder, 3rd murder and manslaughter conviction — a recent poll suggests the American people are largely onto the media's hoax behavior.
A March 2021 USA Today-Ipsos Poll revealed that only 36 percent of Americans believe George Floyd was "murdered" despite a full year of massive media and corporate propaganda.
In 2020 Climate Science Needs To Hit The Reset Button, Part One
How Did 6 Boys Survive for 15 Months on This Remote Island?
Friday, April 23, 2021
Climate crisis has shifted the Earth’s axis, study shows - The Guardian
Seriously, the Guardian is taking advantage of the stupid people in our world. Does anyone with a functioning brain cell really believe climate change caused the Earth to tip on its axis??? It's the other way around. The Earth's axis shift is causing climate change, not the other way around. Geez, Louise!
"However, the movement of the Earth's axis is not large enough to affect daily life, he said: it could change the length of a day, but only by milliseconds."
Trashing The Cops Gets Black Americans Killed | Ep. 1242 - YouTube
Thursday, April 22, 2021
THE VERDICT Dinesh D’Souza Podcast Ep 73
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
The Jury Got It Wrong | Ep. 1240
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
A False Narrative Falls Apart | Ep. 704 - YouTube
Where we stand compared to a year ago.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
The Evil Business of Soda
Biden had said in February that he would increase the cap to 125,000 for FY 2022 which begins in October. He also said he would work with Congress to make a "down payment" on that number. In the meantime, Secretary of State Antony Blinken proposed to Congress lifting the cap to 62,000 for this fiscal year.
Immigration activists and left-wing Democrats were furious at the move. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, calling it "completely and utterly unacceptable."
Biden describes border surge as a 'crisis' as he defends refugee moves | Fox News
Saturday, April 17, 2021
CDC: of 75 Million Vaccinated People, 5,800 Got COVID-19, 74 Died
VACCINE FACTS: Watch This While You Can...
Friday, April 16, 2021
Thursday, April 15, 2021
First interesting mRNA COVID-19 vaccine side effect
Not accepting the premise of assholes; unauthorized repair is UNSAFE!!!
The socialist temptation | Dinesh D'Souza LIVE at the University at Buffalo
Tucker: Canada sending COVID positive travelers to 'internment' facilities
BREAKING: Dems Ready Legislation To Pack Supreme Court
A Trifecta of Chaos - Bill's Weekly Column - Bill O'Reilly
To support the king, you had to accept unlimited taxation by whim, total dominance over your private life, and subservient allegiance to an unstable monarch who didn't give a fig about you.
Coulter on Chauvin
The rest of us just keep our heads down and pray we won't be next.
At least the Duke and UVA human offerings were sufficiently upper-crust to have a few journalists and lawyers defending them. But policemen, bar owners, military veterans and a Midwest teenager? Definitely not our crowd, darling.
Currently, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck, as it appeared in cellphone videos. You may remember something about this: It's why America had to burn in 2020
But the chief medical examiner's report establishes that, however else Floyd died, it wasn't from Chauvin's knee. Oopsie! I guess it wasn't absolutely essential that our country go through eight months of looting, riots and mostly peaceful arsons.
In lieu of citing some B.S. media "fact check," I shall quote directly from the autopsy report by the Hennepin County Chief Medical Examiner, Andrew Baker:
"No life-threatening injuries identified --
"A. No facial, oral mucosal, or conjunctival petechiae
"B. No injuries of anterior muscles of neck or laryngeal structures
"C. No scalp soft tissue, skull, or brain injuries
"D. No chest wall soft tissue injuries, rib fractures (other than a single rib fracture from CPR), vertebral column injuries, or visceral injuries
"E. Incision and subcutaneous dissection of posterior and lateral neck, shoulders, back, flanks, and buttocks negative for occult trauma"
In short: No bloodshot eyes and no trauma to any part of Floyd's neck.
And yet, day after day, prosecutors, witnesses and the media tell us that Chauvin "squeezed the life out of" Floyd. The medical evidence establishes that whatever else caused his death, it was NOT asphyxiation.
That's the entire case against Officer Chauvin! But the howling mob isn't giving up its holy religious observance because of one dork in a lab coat. The sun might not rise! The city of Minneapolis could be wiped out! Wait -- that might actually happen.
The medical examiner also found that Floyd had enough fentanyl in his system -- I don't want to say "to kill a horse," because that would be a cliche. But it would be enough to bump off an entire team of Budweiser Clydesdales. In technical medical jargon:
This trial is a total sham, but the entire power of the state, the media, the left-wing shock troops and the country's finest legal talent is being deployed against Derek Chauvin.
In addition to Minnesota's top prosecutor, the state has hired Neal Katyal, former solicitor general of the United States -- an unheard-of maneuver in a case that doesn't involve some highly technical specialty, like antitrust. A slew of lawyers are working pro bono for the prosecutor -- also unheard of. The state has unlimited resources to pursue Chauvin.
Against this, Chauvin has one lone defense attorney, Eric "Atticus Finch" Nelson. The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association's legal defense fund will put up to $1 million toward his defense, and Nelson can talk to the other rotating attorneys whom the fund employs. But unless they're working pro bono, too, $1 million runs out pretty fast.
Ann Coulter: Derek Chauvin, human sacrifice | Opinion | havasunews.com
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Fwd: Chinese Air Force Tawain
That was the largest daily incursion since Taiwan's defence ministry started to report Chinese Air Force activities in Taiwan's ADIZ last year.
Taiwan reports largest incursion yet by Chinese air force (msn.com)
Biden's latest Wile-e-Coyote scheme to fix border crisis: Paying would-be illegals to stay home - American Thinker
Home of the Free, land of the Brave
Me being a bit of a loudmouth even then, I had a tendency to push back. Of course, the stakes weren't usually too high. Just public humiliation and maybe being shoved to the ground or wrestled into submission. Nor were these debates of great consequence. Could be a fight about the Monkees vs. the Beatles or the Mets vs. the Yankees, but the underlying principle was the same as what we fight over now: Do I have a right to my own opinion or not? And back in those days, there was a law that was immutable, an argument that was invincible, a question that had no rejoinder:
"It's still a free country, isn't it?"
The answer was obvious. We were the land of the free, the home of the brave. We were born in a struggle against tyranny. We had saved the world from the Nazis and the fascists. Since then, we had been engaged in a death struggle with the forces of evil and enslavement in the form of the Soviet Union and Marxist ideology. And the most important standard of our freedom was the ability to say whatever we wanted, even if it pissed somebody off.
But that was then; this is now.
Now, the schoolyard bully has morphed into the corporate bully. It's Coca-Cola, Delta, Major League Baseball, Google, Twitter, etc. They think they are the cool kids who can impose their will on the rest of us, make us toe their line and parrot back their woke words. It is an obscene distortion of free speech....
Of course, everyone knows that the official party line out of Washington and the state-run media is that there was no election fraud in 2020. That's fine. People can believe whatever they want, but when they try to prevent their opponents from exercising their sovereign will through legislative action, that cannot be tolerated.
No need to get into the allegations of voter fraud in 2020. All you have to know is that the legislature of each state is responsible for establishing election rules, and that this very important constitutional provision was violated in 2020, not just in Georgia but in a number of states. The Georgia legislature reasserted its authority last month and established rules for how to assure fair elections going forward.
That should be the concern of the voters in that state, who elected the legislators who passed the law and the governor who signed it, voters who also have to live under the provisions the reforms established, including the requirement that voter ID be documented for mail-in voting.
But it is none of the business of corporations that sell soft drinks or provide transportation to and from the wonderful state of Georgia. Wait, that's not quite right. If companies want to be wrong about voter ID, that's their business. But if they want me and others like me to be wrong about voter ID, that's my business. And if they try to intimidate the state of Georgia into doing what Delta or Coca-Cola wants, that's everybody's business.
Major League Baseball pulled the All-Star Game out of Atlanta to punish Georgia for its new law. It did so without due process and without recourse. That would make sense in a totalitarian society where we all are expected to think alike, or at least to cower in fear when told what to think. But the United States of America isn't supposed to be like that, and if it is, if corporations can control what you think or say, then what exactly makes us better than China or Iran or North Korea?
Think about it. If corporations can take away our rewards and privileges because they don't like an exercise of legal authority by a state government, then what can't they punish us over? Facebook has already banned "the voice" of Donald Trump from its platform, and Twitter refuses to archive the record of the 45th president's historic conversation with the American people on its social media platform. What's next? Will Google ban some of us from using its Internet services because it disagrees with the content of our speech?
The CEO of Delta, Ed Bastian, put out a statement on March 31 that falsely claimed Georgia's new election reform law "could make it harder for many Georgians, particularly those in … Black and Brown communities, to exercise their right to vote."
Hogwash. The law applied equally to all communities in Georgia, and was race neutral, as indeed every law in the United States must be. The reform law is just as hard on white people who try to vote without legal identification as on black people. The voting hours are the same. The early-voting requirements are the same. But that did not stop Bastian and numerous other corporate leaders from fanning the flames of racism by lying about the statute."
The Schoolyard Bully Morphs Into the Corporate Bully | RealClearPolitics
Fired over insisting on Due Process for woman police officer
Before leaving the podium, Elliott noted that Boganey, as city manager, had the authority to determine whether the officer would be fired. Boganey noted that he would not take immediate action to remove the officer.
"All employees working for the city of Brooklyn Center are entitled to due process with respect to discipline," Boganey said. "This employee will receive due process and that's really all that I can say today."
When pressed on whether he personally felt the officer should be fired, Boganey again called for due process.
"If I were to answer that question, I'd be contradicting what I said a moment ago -- which is to say that all employees are entitled to due process and after that due process, discipline will be determined," Boganey said. "If I were to say anything else, I would actually be contradicting the idea of due process."
Daunte Wright shooting: Brooklyn Center city manager fired after call for due process for police officer | Fox News
The Brooklyn Center City Council voted to fire Boganey, a longtime city employee, during an emergency meeting, the Star Tribune reported. At the same meeting, the council voted to give the mayor command authority over the city's police department.
During a virtual workshop after the meeting, Council Member Kris Lawrence-Anderson said she voted to fire Boganey out of fear of potential reprisals from protestors if she did not, according to the newspaper.
"He was doing a great job. I respect him dearly," Lawrence-Anderson said. "I didn't want repercussions at a personal level."
Both Elliott and Boganey addressed potential disciplinary action toward the officer during a press conference earlier in the day. At the time, Elliott called for the officer to be fired.
"Let me be very clear – my position is that we cannot afford to make mistakes that lead to the loss of life of other people in our profession," Elliott said. "I do fully support releasing the officer of her duties."
Masked men ransack Epoch Times printer in Hong Kong - Committee to Protect Journalists
Domestic energy as a villain
Biden must put jobs first and stop treating our domestic oil and gas producers as the enemies of progress. Oil and natural gas power our computers, our cars and trucks, our factories, our furnaces, our cellphones -- and all that our $22 trillion industrial economy encompasses. To "build back better," let those producers be part of an "all-of-the-above" clean, cheap and reliable all-America energy policy.
Biden's Green Energy Plan Declares War on American Energy | RealClearPolitics