Friday, April 30, 2021
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.
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.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
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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
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
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.
Friday, April 23, 2021
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."
Thursday, April 22, 2021
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Thursday, April 15, 2021
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.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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."
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.