Liberals are out of step with America

Left-wing liberals are the people who are trying to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.  They're the ones who want to remove the Ten Commandments, and all other references to God, from public buildings.  They are trying to force the Boy Scouts to allow homosexual Scoutmasters.  Liberals are pushing for same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption rights in every state.

Most normal, average everyday people don't want America to become a godless, amoral Socialist state.  Except in a few states on the east and west coasts, and some parts of Minnesota, the average American does not think the way liberals think.  Liberals are completely out of step with mainstream America, and they must rely on subterfuge to win arguments.



Everything Is Worse and You Are Just Supposed to Take It.  You are asking for too much, you terrible person.  You want cheap gas and a functioning supply chain, air conditioning and not to eat bugs.  But most of all, you expect the elite to actually do its job, and for that, you are terrible.  And racist.  Bums litter our streets figuratively and — in ghastly form — literally.  Criminals run rampant unmolested by the gendarmes, who have been told — expressly and impliedly — to let the crooks be.  Our economy is sensational, groovy, glorious — except for the inflation and the hollowing out of your 401K.  Try to buy a house instead of renting — just try.  The globalist elite has failed in doing what we want, but it seems to be doing what it wants.  It is gathering power and payoffs unto itself, and that is precisely the goal.

The Creepy Weirdness Of Democrats Is Best Understood When They Talk About Law Enforcement.  Nothing captures just how bizarre and unearthly Democrats have become than when they get to talking about police and law enforcement.  (Their fixation with gender bending is a close second.)  It would honestly do them a lot of good to just stop discussing the issue altogether.  You can see it on their faces how hard it is to articulate simple concepts like, "criminals should be in jail," or, "police deserve respect."  They would rather complicate the issue by talking about the history of slavery, "disadvantaged communities," and — my favorite — systemic oppression.  All the data show that across the board, regardless of race, the overwhelming majority of police and civilian interactions are fine; that minorities call on cops for help at a far higher rate than whites; and that the chance of an unarmed black man being killed by police is next to nonexistent (and when such an incident does occur, it's because he was resisting arrest or attempting to flee in a life-threatening, high-speed chase).  But liberals refuse to leave it alone, instead writhing in pain as they try to find some existential problem with our law enforcement.

Rob Reiner [is] Ridiculed for Claiming Biden Is [the] Best President in Almost 60 Years.  Rob Reiner has made many wild and unsubstantiated claims on Twitter.  On Friday, he managed to top himself by declaring that Joe Biden is the best president in nearly 60 years.  The result has been widespread ridicule, with the term "Meathead" trending on Twitter late Friday. [...] In recent weeks, Reiner has been one of Hollywood's biggest cheerleaders for the January 6 show trial, ginning up enthusiasm for the ratings-challenged broadcasts and denouncing former President Donald Trump at nearly every opportunity.

Are the Woke Morally Superior?  Defeating Wokeism isn't merely a political, legal, or even cultural battle.  We must also address what ultimately fuels Wokeness on a personal level: a delusional sense of moral superiority because it's that moral superiority that is the vehicle for the left's real power grab.  Are the Woke, in fact, morally superior?  If you ask them, they certainly are. [...] The Wokesters' caricatures of us are delusional, although they can't see that.  Our world is much wider than the simplistic, grade-school worldview they've invented.  Ultimately, Wokeism is a con game — a grift they've deliberately engineered in order to gain political power.  It's a moral Ponzi scheme that succeeds only so long as there's someone left to accuse.  When no one is left to accuse, the scam collapses.

How Did Democrats Become So Out of Touch With the American People?  The republic is not in good shape.  Unforced foreign policy blunders, such as the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, embarrass America on the world stage.  Our homeland territorial integrity has never been more undermined, as a wide-open southern border permits an unprecedented flow of smugglers, traffickers and other miscreants.  Homicide and other violent crime, which skyrocketed in the 2020 "summer of love" riots, continue to spike; the New York City subway is unsafe, and Chicago is a veritable war zone.  Mobocracy runs amok; a sitting Supreme Court justice just faced a near-assassination attempt.  Inflation, now over 9% and smacking those lower on the economic ladder, is at a four-decade high; the national average for gasoline is well over $4 per gallon.

Texas Democrats Leave Convention Without Passing a Platform.  Last week's Texas Democrat Convention in Dallas ended without the party adopting a new platform, as not enough delegates remained to reach quorum.  Held biennially during election years, the convention is an opportunity for Texas Democrats to elect party leadership, gear up for the November election, and craft their party platform.  At least, that's what's supposed to happen.  Shortly after Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa was re-elected to lead the party for another four years on Saturday, attendees began to trickle out of the convention center.  When it came time to vote on the party platform, a point of order was called on grounds that there were not enough delegates present to conduct business — two-thirds of the body.  The point of order was sustained and, just like that, the convention ended without the party adopting a platform.

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The delegates at the state convention are the most active participants in the party.  If you can't even get a quorum at the state convention, your party has zero enthusiasm.

The Left Should Be Happy with Biden.  [Scroll down]  Strangely, leftists do not grasp that Biden's current record and unpopularity are due not just to his unmistakable cognitive decline.  The problem is not just his often-toxic personality, or his creepy habits of trying to shake the hands of invisible people or violating the private space of younger women.  Instead, the Biden Administration has become an utter failure because voters detest its agendas.  They recoil at $5-a-gallon gas.  They feel their lives are being destroyed by 9.1 percent annual inflation and supply chain shortages.  The public is tired of near record annual increases in murders and other violent crime.  They are sickened by the tsunami of dangerous drugs pouring across the border and unvetted millions of foreign nationals entering their country without their permission.  They are irate that the Biden cabinet never responds to these disasters.  Instead, the administration denies the crises even exist.  Or it blames its own self-created messes on the Russians, or Trump, or their own Democratic senators who balked at printing more trillions of dollars.

The Party of Affluent, Progressive Whites.  Back in 2002, Ruy Teixeira and John Judis published a book boldly proclaiming The Emerging Democratic Majority.  Demographics were destiny, said the authors.  The coloring of America would transform politics in the Democrats' favor for a long time.  In the 20 years since, no such majority has materialized. [...] Other than echo-chamber dwelling affluent, progressive whites, Latinos and working- and middle-class folk don't give a hoot about the phony January 6 insurrection.  Gun control isn't a push-button issue, either.  Abortion?  Plenty of Latinos identify as Catholic or, increasingly, fundamentalist Christian.  Abortion is a grave sin to them.  People of faith don't like to go crosswise God, something that better-heeled, secularist (read atheist) whites, consumed with their virtue-signaling and journeys of self-obsession, dismiss as caveman sensibility.  For these heathens, if a baby in the womb is inconvenient, well, kill the child, right up to the moment of birth.  That extremism turns off many Latinos.

Socialists Rising in L.A..  The Los Angeles chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America has emerged as the clear winner of the city's June 7 primary in the weeks since ballot counting began.  Five out of the nine candidates on the ballot for city office to earn the DSA's endorsement have either won outright (garnering more than 50 percent of the vote) or advanced to the general election with leads over their rivals.  The results reveal the expanding political might of L.A.'s socialist Left.  Los Angeles primaries usually see low turnout.  Well-organized groups with a solid ground game stand to do best.  This year, every registered voter was mailed a ballot, and 84 percent of ballots were cast by mail.  The city now permits ballot harvesting and unguarded drop boxes, and it doesn't check signatures.  The DSA took advantage of these rules, got boots on the ground, and reaped the rewards.

Poll: Democrats Believe America Is Systemically Racist and Sexist.  Most Democrats at least somewhat believe the U.S. and its institutions are "systemically sexist in favor of men," as well as racist, a Heartland/Rasmussen Reports survey released this week found.  Most Americans, 58 percent, said they are "very proud" to be an American — a sentiment held by 74 percent of Republicans, 55 percent of independents, and 44 percent of Democrats.  Democrats appear to be the least proud among the groups, as 29 percent said they are either not very or not at all proud.  Just 8 percent of Republicans and 17 percent of independents said the same.  The survey also asked respondents if they believe "America and most of its institutions are systemically sexist in favor of men."  While 62 percent of Republicans at least somewhat disagree, three-quarters of Democrats either strongly or somewhat agree.  Additionally, 71 percent of Democrats believe that the country and most of its institutions are "systemically racist".

Biden and The Destruction of Wisdom.  There used to be an agreed-on body of wisdom, which both Left and Right, Republicans and Democrats, generally accepted.  Heated arguments and invective centered on implementations and methods of solving problems, which at least both sides agreed were problems.  Both ideologies accepted a common core of wisdom, despite their radical differences in interpreting it.  Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and especially Biden's strange cabinet of loud Jacobin amateurs, reject the very hallowed knowledge upon which civilization is based.  In that sense the public has begun to recognize them as nihilist and anarchist.  Nearly two out of three Americans in some polls hold unfavorable views of the Biden Administration.  They fear that it is decoupled from both the past and reality, and quite capable of destroying their lives as they have known them.

The Left-Wing Circular Firing Squad.  [Scroll down]  They find there is zero limit.  If you're willing to vote for Democrats, there is no bridge too far.  Think of all the Democrats who sucked up to Ed Buck and Jeffrey Epstein long after it was known what they were.  Behind the scenes you kind of expect that, we're dealing with politicians after all.  But you'd think there'd be some point where, like cockroaches when the light is flipped on, they'd scramble because some part of them, probably very deep down, they recognize what they're pushing is a type of crazy that turns off normal people; a kind of crazy that won't sell.  That bit of self-awareness does not exist on the far left.  They are either unwilling or incapable of dialing it back.

Woke Berkeley law professor brands Senator Josh Hawley 'transphobic' for saying only women can get pregnant.  Berkeley Law Professor Khiara Bridges accused Sen. Josh Hawley of 'opening up trans people to violence' after the Missouri Republican pressed her to say that only women could get pregnant in a heated squabble during a Senate committee hearing Tuesday.  'You've used a phrase I want to make sure I understand what you mean by it.  You've referred to 'people with a capacity for pregnancy.'  Would that be women?' Hawley asked during a Senate Judiciary Committee on abortion rights.  'Many women, cis women, have the capacity for pregnancy.  Many cis women do not have the capacity for pregnancy.  There are also trans men who are capable of pregnancy as well as non-binary people who are capable of pregnancy,' Bridges told the senator.  [Video clip]

That Senate Abortion Testimony Just Got Even Wackier.  As we reported previously, the Democrats are making some interesting arguments during a hearing on abortion in the Senate.  That is to say, they're wandering into trainwreck territory with one of the witnesses they put on — Khiara Bridges, who is a law professor at UC Berkeley School of Law.  Bridges accused Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) of being transphobic because he asked if she meant "women" when she used the term "people with a capacity for pregnancy." The professor then said he was opening up trans people to violence by the nature of his question.  But she didn't leave it there, she went full-bore unhinged.

Biden's wealthy and clueless White House.  How does President Joe Biden, with pride, call oppressive gasoline prices "an incredible transition?" The same way his millionaire energy secretary tells hard-pressed Americans to solve their financial problems by buying a $60,000 electric car.  This White House is inhabited by revolving door careerists who got rich through decades of moving into a plum federal job, then out to a law firm/PR/lobbyist/consultant — and then back in again to burnish the resume.  It's called losing touch with middle America and everyday hardships.

Support for transgenders falls.  A poll by Public Religion Research Institute, a lefty lobbying group, found that Lia Thomas has had an impact on how Americans view allowing transgenders competing with women athletes.  Americans don't like it.  PRRI's polled found that Will Thomas changing his name to Lia and winning all the women's swimming trophies turned people off.  Four years ago, 50% supported allowing men who say they are women competing in women's sports.  Now that Americans have seen this firsthand, only 36% do.

How important is global warming?
Just how important is 'action on climate change' to the world's general public?  Over on LinkedIn, climate rationalist Bjorn Lomberg posted an interesting chart showing just how important global warming and climate change issues were to the world's public, citing a huge survey of 10 million conducted by the United Nations.  The chart is here:  [Chart] [...] Lomberg, who isn't a global warming skeptic as I am, is full of brilliant, listenable insights and practical workable solutions to the matter of climate change that don't destroy economies, leave nations smoking ruins, or force people to eat bugs. [...] Lomberg's article focuses on the costs not matching the benefits of climate change action — how the world can spend a trillion dollars a year on climate change measures and end up with a ... 1% ... drop in carbon compounds in the atmosphere.  The problems there are obvious.  His article, which is heavy academic lumber, is well worth pondering for that alone.


Monmouth Poll Compiles Top 22 Priorities of American People, Ukraine v Russia and J6 Committee Outcome Does Not Appear on List.  Monmouth University conducted another political poll of U.S respondents.  In addition to the plummeting approval of Joe Biden, the worst yet approval at 36% according to the survey, the respondents were asked to list their top concerns (Question #7).  The responses were recorded but did not come from a list presented by Monmouth.  They just compiled the results.  As stated, "what is the biggest concern facing your family right now?"  The results show the top priorities of Americans and the disconnect between the priorities of congress and the American people are stark.

The LGBT Hostile Work Environment.  On May 31, 2022, President Biden delivered to the American people "A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, And Intersex Pride Month 2022."  A presidential proclamation is a directive that grants to the chief executive of the United States certain powers of mandatory ceremony and observance.  The power of presidential proclamations is especially operative in enforcing mandatory observances in the federal military and civilian workplaces, as those are the domains over which the president holds direct constitutional authority. [...] Biden rages:  "An onslaught of dangerous anti-LGBTQI+ legislation has been introduced and passed in States across the country, targeting transgender children and their parents, and interfering with their access to health care.  The unconscionable attacks have left countless LGBTQI+ families in fear and pain."  The unconscionable attackers whom Biden's proclamation vilifies are otherwise known as the American people.  He is outraged at the diversity of viewpoint about the needs of children, and he attacks the American people in the strongest terms for resisting sexuality indoctrination of children.

There Are Two Fundamentally Irreconcilable Constitutional Visions.  It's been a momentous couple of weeks at the Supreme Court.  As usual, they saved the big cases for the end.  This year the big three were Bruen (gun rights), Dobbs (abortion rights) and West Virginia (administrative regulation of CO2).  All three cases were decided 6-3 along ideological lines.  These cases involved the most basic issues of what the Constitution is and how it is to be interpreted.  On those issues there is virtually no hope of one side ever convincing anyone from the other side.  There just are two fundamentally irreconcilable visions of how this should work.  The two visions can be summarized in just a few sentences each:
  •   Vision 1.  The Constitution allocates powers to the three branches of government, and also lists certain rights entitled to constitutional protection.  The role of the courts is (1) to assure that the powers are exercised only by those to whom they are allocated, (2) to protect the enumerated rights, and (3) as to things claimed to be rights but not listed, to avoid getting involved.
  •   Vision 2.  The Constitution is an archaic document adopted more than 200 years ago, and largely obsolete.  The role of the courts is to implement the current priorities of the academic left and then somehow rationalize how that is consistent with the written document.  If a right is enumerated in the Constitution but disfavored by the current left (e.g., the right to "keep and bear arms"), then the courts should find a way to uphold enactments that minimize that right down to the point that it is a nullity.  If a right is not enumerated in the Constitution, but is a priority of the left (e.g., abortion), then that right can be discovered in some vague and unspecific constitutional language ("due process").  And if the left has a priority to transform the economy and the way the people live, but the Congress does not have sufficient majorities to enact that priority, then the Executive agencies can implement that priority on their own authority, and the role of the courts is to assist the agencies in finding something in the tens of thousands of pages of federal statutes, however vague and dubious, that can be claimed to authorize the action.

Democrats don't want anyone to succeed.  The number one projection you hear from Democrats today is how Republicans are extremists who threaten democracy and individual rights.  But if one takes a close look at Republicans and the Right, their positions have remained consistent over the years — promoting small government, lower taxes, and individual responsibility.  It's the Democrats who have become the extremists by calling for bigger and more government every election cycle, more spending and more regulation.  And now calls for censorship by the Left continue to grow.  It's the stuff of socialism that's morphing into a kind of soft communism, which would explain the Democrats' affinity for all things China.  The final proof is the fact that the Biden presidency is really the Sanders/AOC presidency that totally controls the agenda primarily in the form of the Green New Deal.  It is nothing but big government socialism disguised as planetary salvation.

'The View' hosts face backlash for $14K a night luxury Bahamas getaway.  The rambunctious hosts of "The View" have had their share of controversy and scandals in the past year — and what better way to unwind from all the drama than with a $14,000-per-night luxury vacation?  Celebrating 25 years of the show, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin and recurring guest Ana Navarro are currently staying at Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas, with alum Sherri Shepherd even dropping in.  The women have been recording their show from their luxury stay.  The resort is made up of three hotels:  Rosewood, Grand Hyatt and SLS.  According to The Sun, the Rosewood is the most expensive hotel of the three with the oceanside six-bedroom villa setting customers back $14,358 a night.

Delusional Democrats Advance 'Transgender Bill of Rights'.  A group of House Democrats made the politically questionable decision to advance a proposal they call the "Transgender Bill of Rights" on Tuesday.  Apparently, it's not enough that all signs point to them getting utterly crushed, destroyed, wrecked, and annihilated in the November midterms; these Democrats must want people to poke their party's smoldering corpse with sticks afterward. [...] Can these Democrats really be this willfully blind to the deep resentment Americans feel for being forced to "celebrate" a freaky, creepy delusional mental illness?  For example, recent polls have shown that U.S. voters overwhelmingly (61%) approve of Florida's Parental Rights in Education law and oppose "transgender" females competing against girls and women in athletics.

The Left-wing Insurrection Intensifies.  It's only insurrection when the other side does it!  For one and a half years, the Left and its media allies have peddled the narrative of a Republican insurrection.  Meanwhile, Democrats and their supporters burn federal courthouses, attack property rights and the rule of law, and now call the Supreme Court illegitimate after its ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson.  This isn't just a few fringe voices.  Prominent legal analysts and authors are calling the Court illegitimate.  The chair of the Democrat National Committee has pulled out the bullhorn to condemn the Court.  Writers at Teen Vogue, whatever one thinks of Teen Vogue, have also used their cultural clout and reach to spew their propaganda.  The "mainstream" of the Democrat Party and their allies are calling the Court illegitimate; they have joined the very far-left that have been saying this for decades.  Insurrection is a violent uprising against legal authority with the intent to overthrow it.  Of course, liberals won't openly admit that what they advocate is insurrection.  But that is, in essence, what the left is advocating.

Five Things The GOP Must Do To Win In November And Stay In Power.  Among other unforced errors, Biden and the Democrats have destroyed our economy, irrevocably damaged our national security by opening our borders, and have thoroughly deprived millions of Americans of their basic rights in an alleged attempt to protect us in an unwinnable battle against a Chinese virus.  One need not look any further than the devastating surge we're currently seeing in gasoline prices for evidence of the Democrats' complete implosion, and it seems clear the results they're achieving were indeed intentional.  As a result, and coming as no surprise to anyone other than Democrats themselves, Americans are vocally rejecting the Democrats' socialist, climate alarmist, and racist agenda.  In virtually every demographic that is tracked — including a remarkable renunciation of their policies from Hispanics, traditionally one of the most loyally Democratic groups in the country — Americans are abandoning Democrats in droves.

The Democrats' lies on abortion since SCOTUS' overruling of Roe v. Wade.  Lie 2: Most Americans support abortion.  Polls show almost nine in 10 Americans oppose Biden and Pelosi's extreme position of abortion on demand until birth.  A Trafalgar Group poll last month showed less than 12% of Americans support abortions to birth, while 57% believe abortions should be banned once an unborn baby's heartbeat can be detected at about six weeks.  Even among Democrats, only 19% think that abortion should be legal until birth.  Scientific advances showing us detailed ultrasound photos inside the womb, and allowing premature babies to survive at 25 weeks, have changed the equation.  Most Americans want reasonable restrictions with compassionate exceptions to safeguard the mother's life and in the cases of rape and incest — which Planned Parenthood's own research arm, the Guttmacher Institute, says is less than 1% of abortions.  What's more, a Rasmussen poll last month showed 48% of voters said they would approve of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and 45% would disapprove.  Among Democratic voters, 33% said they would approve.

The Roe Decision Won't Save the Democrats.  The Democrats reacted with predictable hysteria last Friday when the Supreme Court handed down its decision overturning Roe v Wade.  We have since been deafened by shrill denunciations of the "MAGA Court," "extremist justices" and all things Republican.  Adding to the din President Biden brayed, "This decision is the culmination of a deliberate effort over decades to upset the balance of our law."  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared, "Make no mistake: reproductive freedom is on the ballot in November."  It is hardly a given, however, that this will save the Democrats in the fall.  Public opinion polls suggest that the Court and the voters are in agreement on abortion.  According to a recent Wall Street Journal poll, for example, "More American voters favor the idea of a 15-week abortion ban than oppose it."

Guns and Roeses.  [Scroll down]  These are, after all, the same people who refused to accept George W. Bush's narrow presidential victory in 2000 ("selected, not elected"); refused to accept Bush's win over John Kerry in 2004; rained hellfire and brimstone down on poor Sarah Palin, whose only crime was a surfeit of motherhood, and snarlingly turned on her running mate and their erstwhile favorite maverick, John McCain in 2008; and went bonkers over the surprise victory of Donald Trump in 2016, thus triggering the entire "Russian collusion" hoax that started with Hillary Clinton and eventually came to embrace the FBI, the intelligence community, the media, and the judicial system.  In the same way, having outlawed school prayer and, from that beachhead, having driven almost any expression of the Christian faith from the public square — the offending prayer in question read, "Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our Country," which the pestiferous Madalyn Murray O'Hair and her ilk somehow equated with the "establishment" of a religion — they have gone to the mattresses to expunge anything that smacks of Christianity, especially any proscriptions against the form of baby murder that goes by the sobriquets of "choice" and "women's health."  To wit: abortion.

California Lt. Governor Calls for Defiance of Supreme Court Decision.  The latest laugh riot comes from California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis — yes, she is a Democrat — coming out with this amazing comedy routine that, even by the network on which it aired standards, namely MSNBC, was a tad over the top. [...] What stands out even above Kounalakis' open advocation of defying the law, which as a Democrat in California she is well-versed, as anyone who's taken a gander at the southern border can testify, is her odd dismissal of Supreme Court justice Clarance Thomas.  Is it racist?  Not really, but it is interesting.

Report: GOP Gaining 1 Million+ Voters as Democrats Bleed Support.  Tens of thousands of voters who helped Democrats install President Joe Biden in the White House are now happily switching to Republicans, voter registration analysis released Monday shows.  More than one million voters across 43 states have switched to the Republican Party in the past 12 months alone, ballot intentions compiled by the Associated Press (AP) shows.

Is the Green Agenda Being Forced Upon Us by Accident?  The Left hates oil and gas, beef (and chicken, and all meat), and coal [and concrete and air conditioning and DDT and nuclear power and CO2 and natural gas and styrofoam and plastic bags].  But millions of Americans don't believe the hysterical Leftist claims that these things are destroying the planet.  What to do about these folks?  A number of suspicious recent incidents suggest that some people have decided to take matters into their own hands and force compliance with the green agenda by leaving us no other choice.

Just 5% call abortion [their] top concern.  Abortion, the No. 1 concern in today's media and politics, ranks nearly dead last among areas voters care about as they struggle with paying daily bills, soaring inflation, and interest rate hikes, according to a just-released survey.  While the Supreme Court's decision overruling the 1973 Roe v Wade right to abortion has dominated today's network and cable coverage, the latest McLaughlin & Associates poll said just 5% of voters call it a top concern.  Just below abortion, at 1%, is reviewing the 2020 election, over which the media are also obsessing.

Debauchery and Grossness are Abundant at the Pro-Abortion Protests After the Fall of Roe v Wade.  This was the scene in Dallas after the decision to overturn Roe v Wade by the Supreme Court.  Looks like the sludge at the bottom of society's barrel was scraped as women, and even some soy-infused men, twerked in front of the capital.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Just Told Us Who He Really Is.  [Scroll down]  What the Biden administration has done, however, since the draft majority SCOTUS opinion leak in early May is to fan the flames of outrage by encouraging radical activists on the left to continue "protesting" outside the homes of the Justices. [...] Further, in the speech Biden gave earlier, he noted his administration was going to use every tool in their power to do an end-run around the SCOTUS ruling, something also confirmed by DOJ Attorney General Merrick Garland.  As all of this sinks in, keep in mind that Biden and other Democrats (and their allies in the mainstream press) have been lecturing Republicans for the last year and a half since the Capitol riot about the need to "respect the courts" and to not "undermine democratic norms" in our society.  And yet what do they do in response to today's 6-3 decision?  Exactly what they've said their political opponents shouldn't — this from the same people who once gloated after the Supreme Court voted to uphold Obamacare that it was "settled law" so "deal with it."

Biden declares war on nicotine while giving addicts crack pipes.  As Americans grapple with sky-high prices at the pump, the worst rate of inflation in more than four decades, increasing crime, a wide-open southern border, a surge in fentanyl deaths, a baby formula shortage, a looming food crisis, a plunging stock market, rolling brownouts, and many other pressing problems, the Biden administration has set its sights on waging war on nicotine.  This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it "plans to develop a proposed product standard that would establish a maximum nicotine level to reduce the addictiveness of cigarettes and certain other combusted tobacco products" and that it has "issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the United States."  For those keeping track, these anti-nicotine measures follow the Biden administration's proposal to ban menthol cigarettes, which was announced by the FDA in April.

Mainstream media urging voters to ignore inflation, focus on imperiled democracy.  Recent surveys have consistently shown that runaway inflation is the most troubling issue to most Americans.  This has led many talking heads and media outlets to express deep concern that historically high gas prices and generally rampant inflation might lead to significant Democrat losses in the upcoming midterm elections.  The horror!  To help prevent this, Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell, for example, informed her readers that it was a "wild fantasy" to believe that the GOP could lower gas prices.  Furthermore, in a Sunday opinion piece, she condescendingly warned voters to "think carefully about what they'll get if they cast their ballot based on gas prices."  By that she means evil Republicans who are pro-life and pro-Bill of Rights.  Rampell added, "The president does not have some super-secret special dial on his desk that can adjust gas prices, but many voters believe otherwise."  Yes, Catherine, I'm sure many voters think Biden has a "dial" on his desk that can adjust gas prices in real time.  (Not that he'd know how to use it if he did.)  In reality, most voters know that Biden killed the Keystone Pipeline on Day One, has rescinded or denied drilling leases, and has made it clear he is an implacable foe of the fossil fuel industry in every shape and form.  That is why gas prices have skyrocketed since he took office, and that is why voters are rightfully angry.

Tucker Carlson savages Republican politicians' disrespect for Americans.  Despite the media's covering for Biden, people have noticed raging inflation, a recession, lawlessness, broken borders, a tenderness for Ukraine denied to America, cultivated race-hatred, efforts to disarm law-abiding citizens, and the arrogance of the LGBTQ+++ crowd — and they don't like any of it.  It turns out that mean tweets aren't so bad when compared to a government that's hostile to its own citizens.  The Democrats' intentional mismanagement is so extreme that the party is losing Hispanics and blacks in droves.  In theory, this should be a golden age for Republicans.  It's not, though, and that's the fault of the Republican political class, few of whom seem to embrace conservatism or Americans.

The Democrats' Trump Obsession Will Do Them In.  In 2020, despite gaining control of the White House and the Senate, the Democrats suffered a net loss of 13 seats in the House and a comprehensive down ballot drubbing.  This was hardly a mandate for radical change.  Yet, upon taking office, President Biden immediately reversed former President Trump's successful energy policies and incentivized illegal immigrants to invade our southern border.  Meanwhile, congressional Democrats collaborated with Biden to pass inflationary spending bills and embarked upon an unconstitutional crusade to convict Trump of fictitious crimes against the state.  This ongoing effort to destroy Trump and all his works has long since taken precedence over any policy initiative that would benefit voters.  Consequently, Biden's job approval rating has now dropped below 40 percent in several major polls and the Democratic Party is losing the support of Independent and Latino voters.  An obvious manifestation of the latter phenomenon was the victory of Texas Republican Mayra Flores in last week's special election for the state's 34th Congressional District.  This was no accident.  The GOP invested heavily in this contest while the Democrats virtually ignored it.

Buyer remorse growing in Democrat ranks.  Last week, I lunched with a longtime friend, in a popular Orange County, Florida restaurant.  He is a 68-year-old professed JFK Democrat who had predicted a return to 1990's moderation at the time of Joe Biden's election.  The optimism of 18 months ago had disappeared.  "Yes, things are looking a bit grim," he admitted.  "My son is trying to find a new home for his growing family.  But there are none to be found in Fort Lauderdale, or anyplace close to his office in Broward County.  When I recommended Weston, he said, 'come on, Dad! have you seen the gas prices recently?'  He has a point."

A country its leaders do not live in.  Congress now has had more prime time committee hearings on the January 6th protest than it did on 9/11.  I am not sure just what the purpose of the January 6th hearings are.  Americans have turned their attention to inflation and recession.  But in Washington, where no one ever gets laid off and no one has to go to work if it snows, the show is the talk of the town.  The rest of the country has to work today.  DC closed for Juneteenth.  The great divide in America is not between lefties and righties.  The divide is between the governed and the government.

Queens DA Melinda Katz uses security detail 'as her personal car service': sources.  Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz used members of her taxpayer-funded security detail to help her move to her new million-dollar digs — potentially running afoul of ethics rules, The [New York] Post has learned.  The borough's top prosecutor was spotted wearing her gold DA's badge on her hip last week as she carried four boxes of belongings to a black Ford Expedition parked outside the Forest Hills house where she's been temporarily living since selling her former childhood home for $1.05 million in February.  She then climbed into the official vehicle and was driven about 1.2 miles by a pair of plainclothes NYPD cops to her new three-bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom Colonial-style house, which city records show she bought late last month for $1.1 million.  The trip was one of four that The Post saw Katz, 56, and her detail make between her old and new homes Tuesday morning.

Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul Calls Pro-Lifers 'Neanderthals' After 20-Plus Violent Attacks On Pro-Life Centers.  Following a slew of violent attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers, New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) is inexplicably amping up the rhetoric against pro-lifers, calling them "neanderthals."  Hochul on Monday signed legislation to boost abortion "rights" and "empower" abortion providers in the Empire State.  "This is the United States of America, where freedom and liberty are supposed to mean something," the Democrat said.  "It's the rock upon which we were founded.  It is supposed to mean something.  Except in the eyes of some neanderthals who say, women are not entitled to those rights."  Earlier this month, a pro-life pregnancy center in Buffalo called CompassCare was firebombed; windows were broken, the structure's medical office was set ablaze, and the vandals added graffiti that said "Jane Was Here," a phrase used by a pro-abortion group called Jane's Revenge.

Van Jones Leaves CNN Anchors Stunned After Spitting Truth About the Democrat Party.  [Scroll down]  As Jones says, the modern Democrat Party is just "weird."  He brings up the idea of calling Hispanics "Latinx," noting that normal, middle class people have never met a "Latinx."  Nor have they met anyone who identifies with the acronym "BIPOC," which I had to google in order to find out what it means.  Apparently, "black, indigenous, people of color" didn't have enough identifiers already and needed more.  The left has so fractured the country that it's impossible to keep up with all the various groups they've created.  Further, those pushing such nonsense are, as Jones points out, predominantly over-educated and wealthy.  They are in no way connected to the normal struggles of everyday life, and their lack of religious observance has left them with no feeling of purpose.  In order to make themselves feel better, they've decided to create victim groups to "help."  That's how you get the stupidity that is "Latinx," a name with which essentially no Hispanic people identify.  [Video clip]

Michigan AG says 'drag queens make everything better,' suggests 'drag queen for every school': report.  Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel reportedly said Wednesday that "drag queens make everything better" and that there should be "a drag queen for every school" during an event in Lansing.  Nessel, who was the first openly gay person elected to statewide office in Michigan, made the comments during a civil rights conference while speaking out against what she describes as efforts to divide Americans, Craig Mauger of The Detroit News reported on Twitter.  "Drag queens make everything better.  Drag queens are fun," Nessel said, according to Mauger.  "A drag queen for every school," she added.

2024 Dems:  Biden 41%, Michelle Obama 16%, VP Harris 11%.  Despite a wave of negative news coverage and reports that Democrats are ready to junk President Joe Biden in 2024, he still leads all other potential challengers by a good margin.  In the latest Zogby Poll, provided to Secrets today, Biden's support among Democratic voters is 41%. His only weakness appears to be among younger voters.  Former first lady Michelle Obama, who has signaled no interest in running, remains in second at 16% followed by Vice President Kamala Harris at 11%.

Here's a Long List of Prominent Democrats Refusing to Accept Election Result.  Democrats on Capitol Hill are holding hearings this week to examine January 6, 2021 and their allegation President Donald Trump, along with Republicans on Capitol Hill, launched an "assault on democracy" by questioning or rejecting the results of the 2020 presidential election.  Conveniently, Democrats are failing to highlight their own "assault on Democracy" over the years.  The first example is Democrat Congressman Bennie Thompson, who is leading the January 6 Committee.  Thompson voted against the certification of the 2004 presidential election and refused to attend President Trump's inauguration.  [Tweets]  Democrat Congressman Jamie Raskin, who is also a leading figure on the committee, did the same and voted against the certification of the 2016 presidential election.  [Tweet]  Former Democratic Senator and current Vice President Kamala Harris agreed and repeatedly claimed Trump was an illegitimate president.  [Tweet]  Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton still claims the 2016 election was stolen from her and fueled the despicable lie that President Trump wasn't elected, but installed by the Russian government.  [Tweet]  Current Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who lost a previous race to current Republican Governor Brian Kemp, has never conceded the 2018 race.  [Tweet]

Are Our Rulers Losing the Mandate of Heaven?  We racist-sexist-homophobe Americans are pleased to see that Hispanics are trending strongly away from Democrats in the current Bidenflation.  And even blacks seem less than enthusiastic about Joe Biden.  But what about the real core Democrat supporters:  the credentialed, the educated women, the LGBTs, the folks parading in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices?  Are they starting to wonder about double-digit inflation a year into the Biden administration?  The only on-the-ground information I have is from a federal government retiree who's going to borrow her daughter's fossil-fueled car when she travels from D.C. to Philly in July.  For some reason she feels safer leaving her electric car at home.  And there's the gay acquaintance who doesn't eat meat and doesn't drive much.  He doesn't notice anything wrong on the economic front.  I guess that most liberal wokies are so cozily protected by their gubmint jobs, their inflation-protected pensions, and their taxpayer-subsidized urban lifestyles that they are completely insulated from harm.

Republicans: To Win the Midterms, Hit Black Lives Matter.  Most of us already know how we are going to vote in November.  "Use Your Head and Vote Red" is a good answer to the other side's "Vote Blue, No Matter Who."  We know in advance how the elections are going to turn out in hardcore Republican and Democratic states and enclaves.  We do not expect California or New York to elect Republicans, nor are Wyoming and Idaho likely to elect Democrats.  All the other races will, however, be decided by the swing voters who hold the balance of power, and it is to them we must appeal.  Sun Tzu noted in his Art of War that one should attack what the enemy cannot defend and defend what the enemy cannot attack.  This is why we must direct our complete attention to BLM and its ties with the Democrat party.

Nancy Pelosi makes repeat appearance on RuPaul's Drag Race:  This 'is what America is all about'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made a guest appearance on "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" this week where she told the drag queens they "inspired" her.  "My honor to be here to say to all of you, how proud we all are of you.  Thank you for the joy and beauty you bring to the world," Pelosi said as she stood clad in a bright yellow pants suit on episode 5 this week.  "Your freedom of expression of yourselves in drag is what America is all about," Pelosi told the contestants in what appeared to be a completely scripted exchange.  "I say that all the time to my friends in drag," she added.

The Management of Fanaticism.  One of the biggest hazards in the social change business is runaway virtue.  Ideology in the lives of true believers often becomes an end in itself and this becomes a problem for practical politicians who want to come across as radical but not insane, and are embarassed by the wide-eyed zeal of their adherents.  As Mao Tse-tung, who would use this fact to spawn and later suppress the Red Guards, observed, "there are not a few people who still regard odd quotations from Marxist-Leninist works as a ready-made panacea which, once acquired, can easily cure all maladies".  Armed with their newfound religion, they become angry and impatient with anything contrary to their all-consuming faith.  In the 21st century this has given rise to what popular culture calls the "Karen phenomenon".

Sorry, Democrats:  Other Opinions Exist.  This week, my company, The Daily Wire, premiered a blockbuster new documentary starring Matt Walsh.  Titled "What Is A Woman?", the documentary investigates radical gender theory and its peculiar hold on the elites in our society — and how the insane proposition that men can become women and vice versa has become so well-accepted that even normal Americans now live in fear of questioning it.  The film has been the single largest success in the history of The Daily Wire; hundreds of thousands of Americans have subscribed to view it.  Yet Rotten Tomatoes, the review aggregator for film and television, has not a single traditional review of the film.  That's because, according to the legacy and entertainment media, the film doesn't exist.  When the Daily Wire press team sent out invitations to reviewers to watch the film — knowing, of course, that the vast majority of reviewers are left-leaning and would undoubtedly pan the film — reviewers began responding with insults and declarations of preemptive hatred.

The Subordinate Citizen.  There are lots of reasons why the looming November midterms will likely see historic levels of pushback against the Biden administration, Democratic candidates, and the entire progressive agenda.  Take your pick of the many self-induced Biden disasters, among them hyperinflation, unaffordable gasoline, out-of-control crime, and foreign policy humiliations.  But one reason why voters are furious is rarely expressed.  Americans feel that ordinary citizens like themselves who follow the rules are treated more harshly by their own government than are both noncitizens and our own progressive elites.  And they are right, and they are angry, and we will hear from them very soon.

Pa. Democrat Congresswoman Goes Full Nazi, Says GOP Must Be 'Cleansed'.  Despite being an advocate of "civility," "decency," and "unity" in the past, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) has apparently been so radicalized by her caucus that she now says the Republican Party is "diseased" and must be "cleansed."  "This is, in my opinion, a diseased Republican Party.  And it needs to be cured and cleansed," Houlahan said on the Daily Beast's The New Abnormal podcast last month.  "So the stakes of having a Republican, as an example, in my seat are more than just policy differences.  They are democracy, in my opinion."  The GOP is "diseased" and must be "cleansed?" Where have you heard such rhetoric before?  It bears a shocking resemblance to the rhetoric of the Nazi Party.

Trump or DeSantis?  The Democrat roster is, by all accounts, dramatically uninspiring.  Biden, who speaks in tongues, is plainly beyond redeeming; the question is whether he will manage to survive the year, let alone stumble, lollop, and whiffle to the end of his first term.  Kamala Harris belongs in vaudeville or farce, given her talent for provoking laughter.  Both will have to be retired in favor of an electable candidate.  But who?  Pete Buttigieg is a perpetual embarrassment, in effect a political pothole.  Elizabeth Warren is a professional liar and fraud, as everybody knows.  Hillary is an overdone political brisket.  Gavin Newsom has destroyed his state, an enviable record for a leftie, but California, despite the hype, is not America.  Bernie Sanders is a geriatric commie with three tony residences, a typical dacha commissar whose appeal is mainly to the badly educated young.  Michelle Obama would be a celebrity candidate; the thing is, most Americans are not celebrities, and Camelot has lost its luster.

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Yes, but most Americans are not Deep State oligarchs, either; yet that's who will select the Democrat nominee, just as they did in 2020.  There was no popular demand for Joe Biden, yet there he sits in the White House, signing executive orders.

The dystopian state of our nation.  The illegitimate Biden administration is the worst thing that has ever happened to the United States.  He, his handlers, and his mind-numbingly incompetent Cabinet appointees have brought this country to its lowest point in modern history, domestically and internationally.  We are suffering a massive third-world invasion on our southern border.  The Russian incursion into Ukraine was incited by Biden and his cronies, the ones who get rich on war.  We were energy independent under Trump, but Biden put a stop to that on day one and so must go begging to Saudi Arabia and Venezuela for oil.  Meanwhile, the price of gasoline for Americans has doubled.  The Democrats are thrilled.  They have wanted this for a decade.  The new press secretary-reader thinks that because gas prices are high in other nations, we should be happy; we've caught up with the rest of the world.  But the greenies in this administration could not care less about the environment.  They are interested only in power and control over us all.  The "climate crisis" is as big a hoax as Russian collusion.  Like the "pandemic" and all its unconstitutional restrictions, it's all about power, control, and greed.

Woke San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin is recalled by voters in notoriously liberal city as murders soar 11%.  Ousted San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin remained defiant after citizens voted overwhelmingly to recall the progressive politician Tuesday, blaming billionaire Republicans and even the city's police force for the loss.  'The right-wing billionaires outspent us three to one,' Boudin said in a speech to supporters following news of the recall results, which saw more than 60 percent of San Franciscans fed-up with the city's crime-ridden state vote to recall him.  Boudin, 41, went on to assert that citizens had been 'exploited' by these groups, saying they 'took advantage an environment in which people are appropriately upset.'  'They created an electoral dynamic where we were literally shadowboxing,' Boudin, who narrowly won office in November 2019 as part of a wave of woke prosecutors who vowed to seek alternatives to incarceration, said.

Progressive San Francisco DA recalled by voters in one of nation's most liberal cities.  Voters in San Francisco have chosen to recall embattled District Attorney Chesa Boudin following a recall effort centered on his handling of rising crime across the city.  San Francisco voted to recall Boudin with 61%, compared to 39% who wanted him to stay as the district attorney, according to results at the time the Associated Press called the race.  Boudin was elected in 2019 with 50.8% of the vote and was sworn in as San Francisco's 29th district attorney on Jan. 8[,] 2020.

Democrat senator says it doesn't matter — to her — how high gas prices are.  If you want to know just how ignorant, aloof, and removed your rulers are from the everyday life you lead, look no farther than Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). [p...] Talk about tone-deaf!  Does she know who her constituents are?  Does she care?  The poor gal had to wait "a long time" to "finally" get her expensive new electric vehicle (and drive it to her brownstone in a tony Georgetown neighborhood... or to wherever she lives in the Capital City).  But when she did [...], it "didn't matter" to her how expensive gasoline had become.  She added, "And so I'm looking forward to the opportunity for us to move to vehicles that aren't going to be dependent on the whims of the oil companies and the international markets."  The "opportunity" for us to move to expensive vehicles whose batteries cost around $10,000 and that may take hours to recharge?  Vehicles that aren't "dependent on the whims of the oil companies and the international markets"?  You can't be more ignorant or disingenuous than that.

Neither the price of electricity nor the price of gas matters to her, because she makes $174,000 a year.
Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow brags that it doesn't 'matter' to her how high gas prices are because she drives an electric vehicle.  Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow said that record-high gas prices 'don't matter' to her because she has an electric vehicle as she urged Americans to by eco-friendly vehicles and decrease reliability on greedy oil companies.  Her comments came on the day the average price per gallon of gas in the U.S. reached a new high of $4.92.  In Michigan the average sits higher at $5.17 per gallon, according to AAA's tracker.  'On the issue of gas prices — after waiting for a long time to have enough chips in this country to finally get my electric vehicle — I got it and drove it from Michigan to here this last weekend and went by every gas station and it didn't matter how high it was,' the Michigan senator said.

Let them buy Teslas:  Electric car owner Stabenow says gas prices don't matter.  Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) said it "doesn't matter" how high gas prices go because she drives an electric vehicle, sparking backlash as gas prices in the United States climb to record highs with no short-term relief in sight.  Stabenow's remarks came during a Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday to discuss Biden's budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  When the subject turned to record-high fuel costs in the U.S., Stabenow chimed in:  "I do have to say, just on the issue of gas prices, after waiting for a long time to have enough chips in this country to finally get my electric vehicle, I got it and drove it from Michigan to here this last weekend and went by every single gas station, and it didn't matter how high it was," the Michigan Democrat said.

Why Donald Trump Should Not Run for President in 2024.  Nothing exemplifies the importance of the Trump presidency more than the chaos, mismanagement, ignorance and unmitigated failures of the fraudulently-elected Biden administration as the vast majority of the American people can see for themselves the stark differences between the two administrations.  Because of Trump's success during his term, the citizenry is primed to soundly defeat the Democrats in November of 2022 and reject their nominee in 2024.  Considering the paucity of viable candidates to replace Joe Biden, the Democrats and the left in 2024 will have to turn to either Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren or clones thereof or possibly a "woke" billionaire business luminary or even a puerile Hollywood celebrity.  All of whom, after four years of Joe Biden, cannot win a national election that is not beset with fraud and rampant cheating.

Matt Schlapp says Biden failures prove he's 'simply not up to the job'.  The wheels are completely coming off of the Democratic Party clown car as it spins out of control headed for the brick wall of the November midterm elections and to top it off, things are even worse inside a White House that has descended into dysfunction and disarray as it becomes more apparent to voters that the Biden administration is an abject catastrophe.  With the nation battered by record gas prices with no ceiling in sight along with the worst inflation in four decades, food and baby formula shortages, and a regime that burns through money faster than the proverbial drunken sailor on a foreign conflict where no American interests are at stake, things are looking increasingly bleak for a Democratic Party that is determined to tear down the nation and its institutions and which could be only five months away from the mother of all electoral bloodbaths.

Light up a joint anywhere you want — but menthol cigarettes are another matter.
NYC Mayor Adams vows to not be 'heavy-handed' on illicit weed sales: 'Enjoy yourself, light up'.  It's a green new day for weed dealers in the Big Apple.  Mayor Adams promised Friday to not take a "heavy-handed" approach toward those who sell marijuana illicitly in the city and gave New Yorkers his blessing to smoke more pot.  While New York legalized recreational weed use last year, the licensing system that's supposed to regulate cannabis sales isn't expected to kick off until late 2022 — and Adams said Friday afternoon [6/3/2022] that he doesn't see a need for cracking down on anyone caught dealing ganja out of stores or on the street in the interim.

A Democrat finally says out loud what they all think about the Constitution.  The Democrats have made it plenty clear over the years that they don't like the Constitution as written.  They hate free speech, a free press, religion that is free from government intervention, and most of all the Second Amendment and its clear recognition of every citizen's inherent right to bear arms.  Unable to change these principles, they opt for imaginary rights (e.g., abortion, same-sex "marriage") and dream of packing the Supreme Court to circumvent the intentionally cumbersome amendment process.  But they always pay lip service to the Constitution — that is, until Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) spoke openly about his contempt.  He is to be praised for his honesty.

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No, he is not to be praised, or even commended, for his honesty.  He swore an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; [and] bear true faith and allegiance to the same."  He should be expelled from the Congress immediately, along with any other congressman who feels the same way.

Rhode Island Democrat, David Cicilline, [reveals what he thinks] About Constitutional Rights.  The Rhode Island representative refused to yield his time during the outburst, while discussing legislation related to "red flag" laws, that would allow the government and law enforcement to confiscate firearms from anyone deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.  Florida congressman Matt Gaetz attempted to insert an amendment to the legislation stating "Congress disfavors the enactment of laws that authorize a court to issue an extreme risk protection order, also known as Red Flag laws, in the States because such laws trample on an individual's due process and Second Amendment rights."  [Video clip]

Dem Rep. Mondaire Jones:  We Will Abolish The Filibuster, Expand The Supreme Court If Gun Control Is Not Passed.  Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) said at a Thursday hearing on recent mass shootings that Congress would abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court if the Democratic party's proposed gun control legislation does not pass.  "You will not stop us from advancing the Protecting Our Kids Act today," Jones said.  "You will not stop us from passing it in the House next week and you will not stop us there.  If the filibuster obstructs us, we will abolish it.  If the Supreme Court objects, we will expand it.  And we will not rest until we have taken weapons of war out of circulation in our communities.  Each and every day we will do whatever it takes to end gun violence, whatever it takes."  [Video clip]

Federal Agencies Celebrate Pride, Ignore Memorial Day.  While federal agencies have been tripping over themselves to pledge allegiance to LGBT activism, two couldn't be bothered to recognize the fallen troops who make our freedom possible.  Despite a governmentwide tweet-fest over Pride Month, the departments of Justice and Treasury managed to ignore Memorial Day altogether.  Thanks to social media, Americans are getting a good look at the main obsession of this administration, which has devoted more than 30 posts to LGBT extremism from its official accounts — but couldn't spare half that attention to the men and women who gave all.  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who was probably too busy promoting abortion as the solution to our tanking economy, failed to mark either occasion.  U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland's team, on the other hand, showed complete disregard for our military by celebrating pride but overlooking Americans' ultimate sacrifice.

Air Force Cancels Drag Queen Reading for Children, U.S. Senator Calls It 'Completely Insane'.  The 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base in Germany has announced it will no longer host a Drag Queen reading session for children at the base library after an advertisement about the event was posted to social media.  The cancellation has drawn criticism from LGBT activists who claim the cancellation shows disrespect for transgender people, according to a report in the military media outlet, Stars and Stripes.

Ri-i-i-ight.
'It Got Lost in the Mail': FDA Lost Baby Formula Whistleblower Report in Mailroom.  "I am here today to say to parents:  You aren't alone.  At the highest levels of Joe's administration, he and his team understand what you are going through.  They won't stop until every parent can get the formula their child needs."  That was FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden on Sunday when the first shipment of desperately-needed baby formula arrived from overseas.  She says that President Biden understands — to be clear, he doesn't.  As far as we know, President Biden isn't bottle feeding any tiny tots in the Oval — don't patronize us.  But this very short soundbite is indicative of a scary pattern the Biden Administration seems to be stuck in: cause a crisis with incompetence; apologize for said crisis; claim to "understand."  See Afghanistan, inflation, and gas prices (Joe flies around in a 747 that we pay for, but somehow truly, deeply understands the pain at the pump).  Biden & Co. cause problems — then apologize.  And the formula crisis is no different.

Why Team Biden might be purposefully grinding down the middle class.  Inflation is running rampant.  The Producer Price Index, the most useful measure of general inflation, is up a whopping 16.3% from April 2021, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  That means that roughly $1 out of every $6 that people earn has been lost to inflation in a single year. [...] Inflation comes when you have too much money chasing too few goods.  The spending part provided the excess money, but the Biden team was right there helping to ensure fewer goods, too.  Gas prices going up?  Not only was Biden's spending program stimulating inflation, but at the same time Biden policies were reducing the amount of gasoline, diesel and heating oil those dollars could buy.  Biden went wild canceling pipelines, ending gas and oil leases, imposing stricter environmental rules and — in cooperation with big institutional investors — choking off the finances of people trying to produce new fuel supplies.

State Farm Exec Apologizes to Angry Agents, Says 'We Made a Mistake With Our Involvement' With GenderCool.  State Farm agents across the country fielded angry phone calls on Monday from customers who were either threatening to cancel their policies or who flat-out canceled them after hearing news that the company had partnered with The GenderCool Project to donate books regarding transgenderism and gender fluidity to schools in order to "increase representation of LGBTQ+ books and support our communities in having challenging, empowering, and important conversations with children Age 5+."  The story contained a January 22, 2022 memo from Jose Soto announcing the program.  By the close of business Monday, after the CEO reportedly heard from more than 2,000 independent State Farm agents nationwide (and probably a flood of customers), the company announced that it was ending its partnership with The GenderCool Project, as RedState first reported.  But how did this happen?  And did State Farm agents know about this partnership and agree with it?

Washington Dem socialist congressional candidate Rebecca Parson calls for breaking into empty homes.  Washington Democratic congressional candidate Rebecca Parson has a bold idea to get Congress to pass housing legislation: have a million people break into empty houses.  Parson, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, is running to represent Washington's 6th Congressional District.  In a video ad, she outlined what she and her followers can do if she wins.  "Imagine I proposed a Housing for All Bill in Congress, Then imagine you, me, and a million of our friends took action and occupied empty houses nationwide.  They couldn't ignore us," Parson says in the ad.  "No one has ever done anything like this," Parson continues.  "That's why it's going to work."

They Want You to Suffer.  In a sentence I've typed way too often over the last year, inflation continues to sit at astronomical levels, gas prices keep increasing, and the border is in shambles.  To make matters worse, over the past month, the stock market has crashed, eating away at people's retirements and investments.  Dreams that people had are now going to be on hold for years based on the hope that things will recover, and time isn't something you can get back.  The response from the White House in the face of so many of their self-inflicted wounds hasn't been empathy, though.  Not that such would mean much, but it would at least give people peace of mind knowing that their leaders aren't actively rooting for their destruction.  Unfortunately, that's exactly what appears to be happening.  These people want you to suffer.

Biden praises high gas prices as part of 'incredible transition'.  Out of touch as ever, President Biden celebrated record-high gas prices Monday, gushing that the pump pain was part of "an incredible transition" of the US economy away from fossil fuels.  "[When] it comes to the gas prices, we're going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it's over, we'll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over," Biden said during a press conference in Japan following his meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.  The president then insisted that his administration's actions, rather than increasing the price of gas, had actually been able to "keep it from getting worse — and it's bad."  Only then did Biden pay lip service to millions of Americans who have found themselves spending thousands of extra dollars to fuel up their vehicles.

The Collapse of Trust.  Looking at the issues facing our country, there seems to be something pernicious for which we don't seem to know what to do to correct the downward trajectory that is shaking us to our core. [... For example,] Baby Formula:  The closing of the Abbott facility was a botched job.  Everyone knew that 40% of the formula produced in the U.S. came from a single plant.  We might forgive the failure of forethought in not diversifying our supply years ago.  But the complete breakdown of responsibility by the FDA and the President (through his staff) for not having raised the alarm as week by week the problems grew worse four months before the plant closing is hard to take.  There was a heads-up that this might happen back in September of 2021.  It would have been reasonable to commence planning for a shortage of baby formula right then.  Hungry babies in America are a new low for our country.  But it comes on the heels of one crisis after another.

Republicans Introduce 'Women's Bill of Rights' and Democrats Will Hate It.  On Thursday, Republicans introduced legislation dubbed a "Women's Bill of Rights" that Democrats won't like at all.  Why not?  Democrats claim to be advocates of women's rights and gender equality, so why wouldn't they support a "Women's Bill of Rights"?  Because the legislation proposed would enshrine into law protections for biological females — without including men who "identify" as women.

Hostin Declares All GOP Voters 'Biggest Domestic Threat' to America.  The rhetoric from ABC's The View has steadily grown more and more dangerous and possibly inciting, as co-host Sunny Hostin spent part of Thursday's [5/19/2022] show maligning all 74 million Republican 2020 voters by calling them the "biggest domestic threat" to the country after House Republicans opposed a Democratic-led effort against so-called "domestic terrorism."  Both she and co-host Sara Haines scoffed at concerns that slapping on labels could lead to a slippery slope.  After playing soundbites of GOP opposition on the House floor and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) calling Republican representatives racist, co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg dismissed the existence of Antifa and called the GOP the real terrorists.

Poll: Most U.S. voters oppose transgender policies, but many fear speaking up.  Most American voters oppose transgender surgeries and lessons for children, but more than a third fear speaking up about the issue, according to a poll released Tuesday [5/17/2022].  McLaughlin and Associates, which conducted the poll for the Christian evangelical Summit Ministries in Colorado, found that 90% of likely voters with an opinion on the issue believe gender-altering surgeries should be illegal for children.  The poll also found that 72% of voters do not believe schools "should teach about sexual identity and sexual behavior with elementary-age children," compared to 28% who believe it's an appropriate use of instructional time.

White House spox on stock market plunge, 'that's not something we keep an eye on every day'.  New White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has been thrust into a difficult position as she faces questions about record gas prices, staggering inflation and unprecedented shortages including baby formula, and on Wednesday, she was put on the spot over the stock market, a topic that she appeared to be ill-prepared to address.  On a day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average would plunge over 1,100 points, the biggest one-day loss since 2020, Jean-Pierre failed to demonstrate the sass and ability to think on her feet of her predecessor Jen Psaki and her mind-boggling answer won't likely calm the criticism that she has received during her first week behind the podium.

White House dismisses 1,160-point stock plunge as 'not something that we keep an eye on every day'.  The monster 1,160 point stock drop on the Dow Jones Industrial Average Wednesday, the highest drop since the advent of the pandemic in 2020 was kind of a ... nothingburger for the Biden White House.

Liberalism and the Problem of Evil.  Liberals have already written the script for America's decline and fall, and there is no suggestion of a democratic ending.  The people are the nation: that is what democracy looks like.  The people, at first, create the government they want; but at last, and by slow degrees, government creates the society it needs.  It is the fate of democratic societies that allow, by their own election, the assassins of freedom into the center of government.  Liberal democracy has become its own caricature, an imitation of its original promises now so distorted that it serves only to exaggerate its own deficiencies.  Liberals are trapped in their delusions with no way out.

Nancy Pelosi reveals the Democrat campaign for the midterms.  Over the weekend, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared on CNN's State of the Union to talk about the leaked draft opinion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that provides the rationale on why Roe v. Wade (1973), which legalized abortion nationwide, has to be overturned.  Pelosi began her exposition with the following:  ["]"Who would have ever suspected that a creature like Donald Trump would become president of the United States, waving a list of judges that he would appoint, therefore getting the support of the far-right and appointing those anti-freedom justices to the court"["] [...] Pelosi may have explicitly called President Trump a "creature," but the subtext of her remarks was that all those who voted for Trump are also sub-human.  Her fury is because she views them as impediments to her monopoly of power.  This was Pelosi's 'basket of deplorables' moment.  Pelosi in 2022 is in a similar position to Hillary Clinton in 2016.  She is so convinced of her moral superiority that she simply cannot fathom why popular opinion would be against her and what she stands for.  The sanctimonious Pelosi is convinced that she could never ever be wrong.  So she placates her ego by blaming her opponents and the voters as inferior beings.

Are you sure you want to call the Roe protests "the summer of rage?".  During the BLM riots that swept the nation in 2020 and beyond, critics of the violence and mayhem took to sarcastically calling that period the "summer of love."  Now a new wave of angry protests is erupting in multiple cities targeting the Supreme Court over its anticipated ruling that would mostly overturn Roe v. Wade.  The topic may be quite different than the BLM marches, but the tactics are already starting to look similar.  Protest organizers have already announced that they want this period to be a "summer of rage."  But is that really the way to win the battle for hearts and minds?  If I had the chance to ask these organizers one question, it would relate to what precisely they hope to accomplish, since the public has no leverage over the decisions of the court whether they hand down a ruling you approve of or one that you loathe.

The November 2022 election is going to be really hard to steal!
Baby formula crisis punctuates steep decline in support for Biden, Dems, with suburban moms.  President Biden and his Democrats were already in trouble with suburban women due to inflation, high gas prices and an agenda these voters say does not align with their priorities.  Then baby formula disappeared from store shelves.  Images of empty store shelves and stories of frantic parents searching for food to feed their infants, coupled with reports that the Biden administration is shipping pallets of scarce formula to the southern border to feed illegal immigrant children, now threaten to crater the party's already weakened support among suburban women.  "Democrats have seen a double-digit decline among their strongest groups, especially women who are already struggling to stretch a dollar," Republican strategist Ryan Girdusky told the Washington Times.  "But now they're trying to find food for their children."  Women were a pivotal voting bloc for President Biden and Democrats in 2020.  Exit polls show they backed Mr. Biden over Donald Trump 57% to 47%. But over the past few months, polls show women have soured on Mr. Biden.

Woke Hypocrisy:  A User's Guide.  Wokeism is not what it pretends to be.  It fools a lot of people by pretending to be about high ideals.  It pretends to struggle against injustice, overcome oppression, and so on.  But in reality, it's something very different. [...] They want two sets of rules — some for us, others for them.  For example:  Offending them is a terrible thing.  It's so terrible, in fact, that they've been trying to make it illegal to hurt their feelings.  Yet they can offend us all the time.  They insist that subjective feelings are profoundly important — important enough to write laws and even base entire societies on.  Yet our feelings are routinely ignored, minimized, dismissed, mischaracterized, or forcefully suppressed.  They justify everything they do based on their imaginary fantasies and utopian ideals, yet they dismiss everything we do because of the sinister aims they imagine we have.

Don't bring your blues to our red states.  Moving to a red state is a relief for blue staters, but if they cannot connect their blue state pathologies to voting for Democrats, they are again going to vote for the same party that gave them their blue state blues.  It is imperative that blue-staters recognize that escaping to a red state to avoid blue state problems will do them no good if they persist in voting for Democrats, who, at first opportunity, will vote for the same blue policies they left their blue states to avoid.  It is imperative that every blue-stater who is not Republican not vote Democrat if they enjoy red state living.  Don't bring your blue state liberal policies to your new red state.

Islamophobia: The Left Has It Backwards.  The left — the progressive, socialist, communist, God-hating, atheistic left — gets just about everything either wrong or backward, from cancel culture to the 1619 Project to racism to the environment to religion to family matters to abortion and pretty much everything else imaginable. [...] If anyone dares to criticize Muslims for their violence, misogyny, antisemitism, intolerance, religiously sanctioned lies, and selfish arrogance, the left rushes to the microphones, keyboards, TikTok, etc. to sympathize with the poor mistreated Muslims who practice a "religion of peace" and commiserate with them on how awful it is to be subjected to the horrors of Islamophobia.  It's stomach-turning at best, malicious at worst.  Islamophobia is an irrational racist hatred of Muslims and their "peaceful" religion.  Islam is a religion, not a race, but we'll leave that aside for now.  To be an Islamophobe these days is to be guilty of hating Muslims for no good reason.  So says the left.  It also demonstrates the left's complete lack of knowledge about the Greek and Latin roots of the English language.

'Liberal Logic' And Other Things That Don't Exist.  [Scroll down]  "Who believes this garbage" you may be asking yourself.  The answer is Democrats.  I've never seen a party focus like a laser exclusively on their own base to the exclusion of everyone else before.  No matter how alienating or irrelevant to the bulk of the country, Democrats only pander to the people whose support they already have.  You certainly don't want to lose your base, but with just your base you will lose everyone else.  How convinced are some empty-headed leftists when it comes to the doomsday cult the modern Democrat Party has become?  Watch this video of young women telling their fellow leftists not to have kids because the planet is being destroyed and they'll never live to see 30.  The Heaven's Gate cult has turned into Democrats of today — they're both convinced the world is coming to an end and they're castrating themselves in preparation for it.

Karine Jean-Pierre giggles when asked about White House point person on formula crisis.  Incoming White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked who is running lead on the baby formula crisis for the White House?  Her reaction was disturbing.  During a press gaggle on Air Force One, she giggled and said she doesn't know who that person is but she'd find out.  The reporters took the answer in stride.  Imagine if the previous president's press secretary delivered that answer (and giggle) to such an important question for so many families right now.  The baby formula crisis is real and it has a lot of moms in a panic due to the shortage of products on store shelves.  Imagine being one of those moms going from store to store searching for a canister of baby formula.  This woman can't even name someone working on the problem in the White House.

Goodbye Jen Psaki — no one condescends quite like you.  So long Jen Psaki!  As White House press secretary, you were indeed very informative:  every day you provided an example of how today's Democratic Party turns normie soccer moms from Greenwich into reality-denying attack machines sputtering insults and cheering on lawbreakers because they can't face up to the unpopularity of the far-left agenda.  As blathering Joe Biden retreated into the background and suggested to the world that America was in the hands of a man who should be shuffling around Sunset Acres in a bathrobe, Psaki became the face of an administration that is determined to head into the midterms like Thelma and Louise.

'Call a Doctor or Pediatrician' — Psaki When Asked What Parents Should Do if They Can't Find Baby Formula.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday was grilled on the baby formula shortage created by the Biden Regime.  In 25 states, 40-50% of baby formula is out of stock.  In 5 states over 50% of baby formula is out of stock.  The Biden Regime is shipping pallets of baby formula to US border facilities for illegal aliens while American babies go hungry.

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The Leftwing Insurrection.  According to the propaganda narrative of the media, Donald Trump and the Republican Party foment insurrection and illegitimacy in American politics.  Only the noble left, with its commitment to democracy, can defend America and its institutions and rule of law.  This is hogwash and anyone free from the tyrannic propaganda of the media knows it.  In reality, the left peddles insurrectionist language and promotes the idea of American illegitimacy so as to endorse insurrectionist behavior — "in the name of democracy" though.  Joe Scarborough, one of the most annoying individuals to ever purvey television propaganda, has recently called the Supreme Court "illegitimate."  So have other liberal opinion writers.  And what does all this talk of Court illegitimacy bring?  Insurrectionist beliefs.  It is an announcement for haters of America to begin burning property and launching violent protests aimed at desecrating the rule of law in the United States.  It is the go-ahead for the army of Bolshevik street-warriors to assail American institutions and the freedom they uphold.

GOP Poised to Clean Up in State Legislative Races, Too.  Republicans are on a roll nationwide and it doesn't appear they'll lose that luck anytime soon.  Not only is the GOP maintaining its lead in the generic congressional ballot, but surveys from several key states show Republicans losing little ground to Democrats.  But if you really want to know what the political landscape in the states is, just look at what the other party is doing.  And Democrats — so optimistic when Biden took office — are now pulling back and regrouping, and lowering their expectations for gains in state legislatures, as the party suffers from its association with Joe Biden.

In Fort Worth, a sign that leftist cultural dominance may have peaked.  Fort Worth, Texas, is the county seat in Tarrant County.  Around 35% of its population is Hispanic.  In 2020, Tarrant County, along with other urban and/or heavily Hispanic districts in Texas, voted for Joe Biden.  Admittedly, he won by a tiny margin in Tarrant County, but that did seem to suggest a shift towards Democrats in a major urban area.  However, on Saturday, any pro-Democrat momentum seemed to have stopped dead when a conservative parents' organization was able to see all its candidates win in four suburban board elections.  Most people have one thing they know with absolute certainty and you cannot lie to them about that one thing.  For example, because my parents lived for decades in Israel and were soldiers in its War of Independence, that was my truth and, when NPR kept making statements I knew were untrue, that shifted me away from being a Democrat.  Likewise, my beauty-conscious mother, who'd been dazzled by Jackie Kennedy, was finally convinced that the media were not to be trusted when they kept insisting that Michelle Obama was a Jackie Kennedy-esque style icon.

Why Would Rural Americans Vote for Those Who Hate Them?  It never ceases to amaze me when the same politicians and pundits who spew vile rhetoric aimed at rural Americans all year long turn around and ask for those Americans' votes.  The New York Times (the titular "paper of record" that pushed Trump-Russia "collusion" lies while ignoring the Biden Crime Family's quid pro quo money-making in Ukraine) recently featured an opinion piece claiming that "Biden has already done more for rural America than Trump ever did."  Democrat lemmings quickly regurgitated the overrated rag's propaganda.  After feeling the tug on his leash from Old Witch Pelosi, the honey-trapped Congressman Eric Swalwell (whose dimwittedness made him a natural target for the Chinese Communist Party to compromise) laughably insisted that under China Joe's lethargic leadership, "we are all doing much better ... especially ... rural America."  As is only fitting for a regime requiring its own Ministry of Truth, Swalwell then instructed his (brain-dead) Twitter followers to share the Times story "to make sure we all understand."

US billionaires' demand for 'golden passport' schemes that sell citizenships to 'safe' countries for up to $6.5 million.  Soaring numbers of wealthy Americans are buying 'golden passports' that grant them citizenship to New Zealand, Portugal and other 'safe' countries over fears of impending civil war in their home country.  Henley & Partners, a firm that helps the wealthy shop around for citizenship across the globe, said sales to American nationals worth between $50 million and $20 billion have shot up more than 337 percent since 2019, Business Insider reported.  Countries involved — including Portugal, Malta, New Zealand and Austria offer citizenship or visas that lead to citizenship in return for heavy investment in the host national, and a visit of just a few days there each year.

CNBC Pushes Corporate Signaling as Companies Run Away From SCOTUS Abortion Issue.  This week — so far, at least — it appears that most corporations have wisely decided to remain taciturn about the flare-up regarding the Supreme Court being poised to repeal Roe v. Wade.  Now, before heaping praise too freely, surely the cause is that there is a major example of this kind of corporate misstep still percolating in the news.  Then, add to that the very unstable nature of the abortion debate itself, and it becomes more a case of looking to see which company is dumb enough to light the fuse from its public relations division.  Yet at CNBC, they seem mystified that there is a uniform silence from Wall Street to this point.

Biden thinks 'ultra-MAGA people' are extremists? He should look in the mirror.  President Biden is saying that "ultra-MAGA" people are the most extreme political party in recent memory. [...] Who are the extremists:
  •   The party that wants babies to be killed no matter what stage of pregnancy or the party that wants limits?
  •   The party that wants energy independence or the party that is seeking to destroy America by destroying the fossil fuel industry, despite no scientific evidence that fossil fuel consumption controls temperatures?
  •   The party that is for no bail or the party that believes that career criminals should be treated harshly?
  •   The party that wants to enforce immigration laws or the party that wants open borders?
  •   The party that believes that males should be able to compete with women or the majority of us?
  •   The party that believes that people should use restrooms and locker rooms based on how they feel or the rest of us, who think body parts and science should control what facilities we use?
  •   The party that wants to move toward socialism or the rest of us, who believe that capitalism has created the greatest country that ever existed?
  •   The party that believes that requiring photo IDs to vote is racist or the rest of us who understand that adults of all races can easily obtain a photo ID and that common sense tells us voter verification is important?
  •   The party that believes that children age five to eight should be encouraged to analyze their sexual identity or the rest of us, who believe that that is nuts and dangerous?

Disney Lost $63 Billion in Market Capitalization Since Going Full Woke in Florida.  The Walt Disney Co. has lost nearly $63 billion in market capitalization since it decided in March to embrace radical LGBTQ activism and declare war on Florida by opposing the state's Parental Rights in Education law.  Shares of Disney have plummeted 23.5 percent since the start of March, falling from $145.70.  Market cap is down $62.6 billion, from $265.3 to $202.7 billion.  For the past 12 months,Disney has seen its stock drop more than 30 percent, making it the worst performing stock on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Democrats place American democracy in grave peril.  How ironic it is that this group of totalitarians call themselves Democrats and frequently talk about the importance of protecting democratic values.  But the self-righteous seldom have self-awareness.  Perhaps they are brazen and no longer care how they appear.  Perhaps they are doing what they usually do, doing exactly what they claim their opponents do.  The Democrats are the real insurrectionists who relentlessly gnaw at the root of democracy when they are about to lose electoral contests.  When the GOP campaigns during the midterms, the importance of ensuring that the U.S. continues to function as a Democracy must be placed at the center of its message.

Biden Sues Alabama, Claims Ban on Transgender Child Abuse Violates 14th Amendment.  The Fourteenth Amendment states that, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.  No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."  At no point in time does it state that states are not allowed to ban child abuse simply because a particular group tends to practice that abuse.  For example, states can be raping 7-year-olds even though Mohammed married a 7-year-old girl.  Biden and his hack running the DOJ disagree.  The DOJ has sued Alabama over Senate Bill (S.B.) 184 or the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act.  The filing is filled with woke gibberish that makes lots of assertions without ever meeting a basic legal standard.

NPR Poll Puts Another Nail in Dems' Midterm Coffin.  Just how doomed are Democrats in November's midterms?  It doesn't take a statistician to read the writing on the wall — inflation sitting at 40-year highs, gas reaching an all-time high, a woke Democrat-education complex running amok, and an open border that's triggered drug, humanitarian, and public health crises — and see that the party in power of the executive and legislative branches is in trouble.  A new poll out from NPR and Marist shows just how bad Democrats are doing and among which groups their support is trailing GOP candidates by double-digits on the generic congressional ballot question that asks "If this year's election for Congress were held today, which party's candidate are you more likely to vote for in your district?"  Notably, the poll found 52 percent of latino voters would vote for a Republican compared to 39 percent who would choose a Democrat.

In 2020, Biden was a political juggernaut in Massachusetts.  A new poll shows voters have soured on him.  A lot.  In March 2020, President Biden swept through Massachusetts' Democratic primary with a come-from-behind Super Tuesday victory.  He later topped Donald Trump by 33½ percentage points here, his second-largest margin of victory in November.  Few places lean more Democratic than Massachusetts, according to political forecasters.  But even in this deep blue stronghold, Biden has fallen hard.  Just 46 percent of registered Massachusetts voters say they approve of the job Biden is doing as president, with about the same proportion giving him a thumbs down, according to a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll.  Of the 765 registered voters surveyed, just two more — 354 to 352 — said they disapproved.

Jill Biden Biography [is] a Total Flop, Sells 250 Copies in First Week.  Jill Biden's biography was a total flop and only sold 250 copies in its first week on the market.  According to far-left Politico, the dulling of the Biden White House isn't due to lack of talent in the press briefing room, but rather due to fulfillment of a central Biden promise: to beat Trump and make DC news boring again.  And because DC is boring, sales of Dr. Jill's biography:  "Jill:  A Biography of the First Lady" have been a little slow.  It has nothing to do with the fact that Jill Biden is tacky, uninspiring, cheated on her first husband with Joe Biden and now abuses Biden, an elderly man who is clearly suffering from dementia.

Democrats' Endless 'State of Emergency' Is Why They're About to Get Walloped.  When Trump was in office, COVID-19 was a crisis and every unmasked presidential appearance all but an act of potential genocide.  With Biden, it's time to turn the page, even as the death count has mounted.  With Trump sidelined, for now, and Biden plummeting in the polls, Democrats and the liberal media have returned again and again to the manufactured emergency to try and control the narrative.  Remember the Georgia voting law (ridiculously called Jim Crow 2.0)?  How about the viral images of border agents whipping Haitians seeking asylum?  (After the agents' actions were condemned by Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, it turned out they were merely split horse reins.)  Or how about one from the Trump era that is relevant again:  Russia paying bonuses for dead American troops?  (There seems to be no evidence this happened.)  Meanwhile, real emergencies like the border, Afghanistan, crime, and inflation were downplayed by the Biden administration and the MSM... until ignoring these problems became impossible.

Blacks complain about Biden's open borders, and Democrats' foundations silence them.  [Scroll down]  There's no thinking, no debate, no exchange of ideas that's going on in the left.  The left takes its talking points from the "program officers" of far-left money behemoths such as George Soros's Open Society Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Omidyar Foundation, or a few Silicon Valley-ish others.  That's why all of a sudden, borders must be open, gay marriage is no longer open to debate, transgender indoctination is de rigeur, and greenie nonsense and critical race theory permeate all fields of public policy no matter how tenuous the connection.  Anyone, including anyone on the left, who might just prefer a more nuanced interpretation of the proclamation or be concerned about cost-benefit analysis, is dubbed an instant bigot and all the foundation cash upon which the little magazine, or the university endowment, or the activist organization is dependent, is swiftly cut off.  That keeps them in line, and the "program officers" in firm control.

WaPo's Professional Doxxer, Who Outed Libs Of TikTok, Just Made Another Outrageous Statement.  For most leftists, particularly those who reside in the echo chamber of the mainstream media and under the protection of Big Tech censorship, self-awareness has never been a key component of their skill set.  The mindset apparently operates something like this:  I'm wonderful, only my opinions matter, all criticisms of me and my work are ill-founded.  And for that reason, the ends justify their means, no matter how reprehensible those means may be.  Last week, Washington Post reporter (please, let's stop calling her a journalist) Taylor Lorenz was the subject of widespread mockery as she was called out for some of the most outrageous media hypocrisy we've seen in years.

Attack on Democracy:  Democrats Still Believe Hillary Won in 2016.  If you insist that the 2020 election was stolen, you'll be accused of pushing "the big lie," inciting an insurrection, and attacking democracy.  But if you believe that Hillary Clinton was the legitimate winner of the 2016 election, that just makes you a Democrat. [... A]ccording to a new Rasmussen Reports survey, 72% of Democrats still believe that Russia "succeeded" in altering the outcome of the 2016 election, putting Donald Trump in the White House.  Despite thinking that Russia managed to alter the outcome of the 2016 election, Democrats insist that the 2020 election was the safest and most secure in history.  However, as Democrats are widely expected to lose their majority in November, a majority of Democrats (53%) believe it is likely that Russia will try to interfere with the 2022 midterms.

Politics Is Downstream from Culture, but What Is Culture Downstream From?  [Scroll down]  The struggle is not between the right and left.  It is between civilization and chaos.  Why are we still using Twitter?  Why are we still using Facebook and Google and all the rest of the engines of our own destruction?  Why are we still giving money to corporations that despise us and support the blood-drenched BLM?  Why did we let them close the churches and keep the liquor stores open?  Why did we wear those cloth masks? [...] Why did we let them steal the presidency?  Why do we let them imprison and abuse righteous protesters against that massive crime?

Can anyone spot the hypocrisy as progs fight for special tax status for Disney?  Democrats are fighting to destroy all fossil fuel companies in the U.S., which harms all of us, especially the poor.  They seek to destroy for-profit colleges.  They rail against the rich and big corporations[.]  But they are somehow outraged that anyone would threaten to take away special tax breaks from Disney, which owns ABC, because Florida doesn't want first- to third-graders taught about gender, which most Americans don't want, either.

Ten Democrats [are] joining Republicans in opposing Biden's plan to end Title 42.  Centrist Democrats and those up for reelection in November may have taken a hint from polls that show the public is upset with the administration's handling of the border and chosen to inch away from Biden.  More than half, 56%, of poll respondents oppose ending Title 42, according to an April 6 Morning Consult/Politico survey.  The results make Biden's decision his "most unpopular decision so far."  The conclusion of Title 42 could create an optics nightmare for Democrats months before voters go to the polls, as well as a national security concern.  Homeland security officials anticipate as many as 18,000 people a day could be encountered trying to enter the United States in the six weeks after Title 42 ends, far more than the several thousand encountered per day at present.

Ex-school official sues Virginia board over anti-racism training.  A former assistant principal is suing a Virginia school board, claiming that she was forced out of her job for a "slip of the tongue" during a mandatory "anti-racism" training based on Critical Race Theory.  Emily Mais, who was the assistant principal at Agnor-Hurt Elementary School, accused the school district in a lawsuit filed Thursday of pushing her out in fall 2021 after she mistakenly used the words "colored people" as she railed against the training session.  Though Mais apologized for the "slip of the tongue, "a teacher's aide, who is black, verbally attacked her in front of all training attendees, the lawsuit filed in Albemarle County claims.

Lifelong Democrat, Former Police Chief Changes Parties, Makes Run For Congress.  A former New York police chief and longtime Democrat says he is so disgusted with the contempt members of his party have for cops that he is running for Congress as a Republican.  Former Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary, who is vying to represent the Empire State's 25th Congressional District, told The Daily Wire he can no longer support the Democrat Party because of its anti-police rhetoric.  "The demonization, the demoralization, and the defunding the police rhetoric from the Democratic Party, coupled with other ideologies the Democratic Party started to take on caused me to leave the party," said Singletary, 42. "The Democratic Party was no longer the party that I knew it to be, and no longer the party of my parents."

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Always beware of party-switching Democrats.  If they change parties, it's probably only for the purpose of getting elected.  Of course nobody wants to vote for an anti-police, tax-and-spend, baby-killing Democrat, so the easiest way around that is to abandon the Democrat label.

ABC's Scott Admits Dems Don't Talk About Defund[ing] The Police Anymore.  During This Week's "Powerhouse Roundtable" discussion on the soaring crime rates in major American cities and what should be done about it, there seemed to be agreement that the Democrats' "defund the police" agenda is dead.  Anchor George Stephanopoulos then turned to panelist and ABC congressional correspondent Rachel Scott and asked: "you don't hear defund the police too much on Capitol Hill, anymore?"  Scott confidently replied, "No, not at all, actually" and aside from the "handful of progressives over in the House" that want to defund the police, there hasn't been a peep from Democrat lawmakers about that wildly unpopular agenda.

Democrats have gone AWOL on their constituents.  When Hawaii Democratic Rep. Kai Kahele announced he would challenge then-Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to represent Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District, he attacked Gabbard for abandoning her duties as a member of Congress in favor of a long-shot presidential campaign.  Now, less than two years into his own first term, it is Kahele who is not showing up for work — at least not for the job taxpayers are paying him to do.

Georgia Restaurant Owner Tells Biden Supporters to Dine Elsewhere.  A Georgia restaurant owner posted a notice on the establishment's window slamming President Joe Biden and his "ignorant" supporters and attributed the rise in supply costs and shortage of workers for his restaurant to the policies implemented by the Biden administration.  The sign, posted outside of an Appalachian Grill restaurant in Cartersville, Georgia, was initially shared Sunday in a Reddit forum before going viral on several social media platforms.  The notice instructed Biden voters who have no regrets about their vote in the 2020 election to take their business somewhere else.

No one is hiding how pro-LGBTQ Disney's latest movie is.  Earlier this month, an LGBTQ+++ buzz started circulating regarding Disney's latest movie, Better Nate Than Ever.  American Thinker covered that groundswell of excitement here.  Given the collapse of Disney's reputation as it put its corporate weight behind fighting a Florida bill keeping sexual identity talk out of kindergarten through third-grade classrooms, one might think Disney and other leftists might have tried to downplay the overtly LGBTQ+++ theme in a "family" movie.  The opposite, however, is true.  Since Disney went to war against Florida parents, and videos emerged showing Disney executives boasting about using the company's platform and reputation to push LGBTQ content, Disney's standing with families has plummeted.  Earlier this week, almost 70% of Americans stated that they were less likely to do business with Disney.  That is a catastrophic number for a corporation.

Majorities see Biden's latest border order as huge mistake.  President Joe Biden's plan to lift Title 42, the pandemic edict allowing for the blanket expulsion of migrants entering the United States at the southern border, lacks support from not only Republicans but also the majority of independents and a significant number of Democrats across the country.  The administration announced April 1 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would lift the Trump-era order starting May 23, allowing for the normal processing of refugee asylum requests inside the U.S.  The administration has repeatedly stated that the order is a "public health" measure meant to stop the spread of COVID-19, as opposed to what some left-wing activists have described as a cruel immigration restriction put in place by Biden's predecessor.

Inflation exposes the arrogance of the Biden Democrats.  Of all the Democrats' gestures of contemptuous indifference toward ordinary people, President Joe Biden's 8.5% inflation rate is the most provocatively insouciant.  Bidenflation, more than any of his many other culpable failures, will prompt voters to respond in November with a gut punch to the party's solar plexus.  One should not minimize the impact of other blows to public morale from outrages such as the cultural revolution against every traditional norm, the disgrace of U.S. capitulation to a ragtag army of medieval Afghan farmers, Biden's abandonment of national sovereignty at the Mexican border, or the performative diktats of his tinpot COVID bureaucrats.  All these contribute to our sour national mood. [...] Biden's decision to print money, enthusiastically backed by congressional Democrats, has produced the sharpest inflation spike in four decades.  This was entirely predictable and frequently predicted.

Sex-Change Surgeries for Kids:  A-OK With Biden.  The Biden administration recently sent a letter to the attorney general of each state, warning the top law enforcement officials that they could be violating civil rights law if they don't comply with "gender-affirming care" procedures for children.  But just what is this gender-affirming care promoted by President Joe Biden, and how does it affect kids?  Jay Richards, a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation's DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, says the term is a euphemism for giving hormones to children and, in many cases, performing irreversible surgery on them.  These hormones and surgeries have long-term consequences for a child.

"They Thought People Would Pay For CNN": CNN+ Is A Hilarious Failure.  It's not a shock to you or me that CNN+ is crashing and burning.  We could have told the CNN bosses this idea wouldn't work, and we could have told Chris Wallace that his move to CNN+ would be an epic disaster.  The writing was on the wall.  But the left lives in a clueless, out-of-touch bubble, especially the beltway liberals.  They are on a whole 'nother astral plane of cluelessness.  And now, as we suspected, the bottom is already falling out, and it was just rolled out.  Here come the job cuts.  Axios is reporting that investment and projections for CNN+ are expected to be cut dramatically in response to a low adoption rate, two sources tell Axios.

Huge Number of Americans Dropping Disney for Radical Position on Parental Rights Bill.  Disney is a powerful company but they may have just stepped in it big time with their position over a parents' rights bill that they falsely call the "Don't Say Gay" law in Florida.  The law doesn't say anything about "don't say gay."  Indeed it doesn't mention "gay" at all. [...] It's not hard to see why Americans — particularly parents — would be rejecting Disney if they have an issue with this law.  They're seriously hurting the brand that they have put out there for decades with this radical approach.  But it shows how radical they've become when it's more important to push that agenda than to pay attention to the concerns of the parents who are their bread and butter.

Don't New York Our Florida, Wyoming, Texas, Utah, Tennessee, Idaho, etc..  Driving around in our home state, Florida, we are seeing an inordinate amount of two things.  The first are license plates from blue states, especially New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Illinois.  States that are hopelessly progressive with all the attendant accoutrements like street crime with gun violence, exorbitant taxes and schools run by teacher unions advancing CRT.  In past years, Florida visitors are usually snowbirds who come south to avoid the frigid weather and hazardous driving conditions. [...] Now if these scapegrace northern interlopers aren't smart enough to see that Governor DeSantis is a compelling factor for why Florida is such a great state in which to live, then they should remain in their own troubled state.  If they burden us with their full-time presence they will undoubtedly vote for Charlie Crist to replace Ron DeSantis, who has a long history of doing exactly the wrong thing for Florida.  The last progressive candidate to run against DeSantis was Andrew Gillum who, days after losing the election, was found inebriated and unconscious in a Miami hotel room with another man who had overdosed on crystal meth that police found scattered on the bed and floor.  Gillum only lost by 90,000 votes [...]

One Funeral at a Time.  Since the middle of the last century, Ohio has been viewed as a bellwether for the mood of the American people.  Presidential campaigns have focused on the state, believing it is always the key to victory.  Only twice since the Second World War has Ohio failed to vote for the winner of the presidential election.  Interestingly, those two outlier elections were marred by credible allegations of massive vote fraud.  Putting aside the fraud issue, Ohio's centrality to the Dionysian theater that is American politics makes the 2022 Senate race worth watching. [...] One of the things that jumps out about the candidates is none of them have ever had what most people think of as a job. [...] Of course, in modern American politics the great disqualifier is ever having spent time in the dreaded private sector.  The political class will forgive just about anything, even extreme sexual deviancy, but they will never forgive someone for having done productive work among the Dirt People.  Central to the identity of the Cloud People is avoiding those gross smelly people called citizens.

The New Democratic Voter Outreach Strategy That Will Guarantee a GOP Victory in November.  The Democrats are enthusiastically embracing a new voter outreach strategy.  It's called "paid relational organizing," and it involves paying activists to talk to their friends, family members, and neighbors to convince them that Joe Biden and the Democrats are exactly what the United States of America needs in these troubled times.  As NROs Charles Cooke points out, this strategy may end up getting a lot of Republicans elected.

Democrats' 'Don't Say Gay' Gaslighting Is Driving the Middle Class to Republicans.  At the peak of the Critical Race Theory controversy in June of 2021, I was invited to Waukesha, Wisconsin to give a speech in front of a crowd of what was supposed to be a few hundred people about my thoughts on race and CRT in schools. 600 people showed up — double the number the organizers had expected.  This wasn't a Trump rally filled with politically active people; on the contrary, it was a crowd of concerned parents who wanted to learn.  They were your middle of the road, working-class Americans who had been witnessing their public-school systems actively work against them, and they wanted to understand why, and what to do about it.  While the event was centered around CRT and the hyper-racialization happening in the surrounding school districts, I quickly found out that their concerns were much bigger than race; they were worried about things they believed their children were being taught about gender and sexual orientation, too.  And they were not wrong:  Since then, these parents have showed me documentation of school assignments introducing gender ideology and what they see as inappropriate sexual content either given to or made available to their children.

Cops to Biden:  Keep your $30 billion in "please vote for Democrats" money and change your pro-criminal policies.  There are endless perspectives as to law enforcement tactics, historic violence, and police reform.  I read multiple articles daily regarding violent crime and policing, mostly from progressive publications creating ninety percent of the content.  The political and ethical divide is immense.  From progressives:  Police violence and tactics are in desperate need of reform.  Cops are routinely described as unethical and repressive; their primary purpose is to oppress minorities and the powerless.  The endless parade of articles about the failings of "all" cops properly set the tone for most media coverage.  They believe that stereotyping a million people in law enforcement based on the actions of a few is perfectly acceptable, it's indicative of larger concerns.  To progressives, most cops are the problem, not the solution.  From pro-police organizations:  They believe that President Biden and progressives are completely out of touch with the American public, including minorities.

Jen Psaki Threatens Parents Who are Blocking 'Medically Necessary, Life-Saving' Transgender Surgeries for Children.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki had a threatening message for parents and states who are standing in the way of gender reassignment surgeries for their children.  There will be consequences.  [Video clip] [...] Votes across the country are banding together to prevent aggressive White House overreach on transgender policies, including proposals that U.S. taxpayers foot the bill for gender reassignment surgeries.  On Thursday [4/7/2022], Alabama passed HB322 [by a vote of] 26Y [to] 5N, the nation's first bill in over 8 years that bans 'transgender' self-identification from being used as a pretext to enter an opposite-sex bathroom.  On April 3rd, Arizona banned 'gender reassignment' surgery for minors.

Defense Secretary Austin open to non-binary persons enlisting in the Armed Forces.  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Thursday [4/7/2022] that he was open to allowing people who identify as "non-binary" to serve in the U.S. military.  He gave his stamp of approval to non-binary troops during questioning by Sen. Marsha Blackburn at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.  The Tennesse Republican asked Mr. Austin about recent reports that the Pentagon was quietly studying how non-binary troops could join the ranks.  While Mr. Austin refused to confirm the status of the study, the defense chief signaled that he had no qualms with non-binary recruits.

Reporters call for White House to 'simply ignore' Supreme Court decisions.  Some reporters are calling on President Biden to ignore Supreme Court decisions that they believe are politically motivated.  On Wednesday, the Supreme Court temporarily reinstated a Trump-era that limits the power of the states to block energy projects that can potentially pollute rivers, streams and other waterways.  In a split 5-4 decision, the justices overturned a lower court judge's order to throw out the rule until the Biden administration can implement a new rule which is expected in spring 2023.

The Constitution Creates a Republic, not a Democracy.  Leading Democrats advocate rule by their President through executive order without resort to Congress.  They favor elimination of the electoral college as "anti-democratic."  They favor adding to the number of justices on the Supreme Court those preferred by Democrats until they dilute the conservative majority and render the Court reflective of the will of Congress and no longer independent.  They support speech codes on college campuses to eliminate dissenting conservative views.  They support cancel culture and Big Tech censorship as a means of ensuring that voices dissenting from their orthodoxies are suppressed.  They support expansion of administrative state regulation to circumvent Congress so that climate change and social engineering initiatives may proceed at the will of the executive branch beyond the extent palatable to the American people.  In short in the struggle between state power and individual liberty, they favor biased application of state power (supporting it in violation of rights whenever they favor the ends, and opposing it whenever they oppose the ends).

Democrats Have Painted Themselves into a Corner.  [Scroll down]  The Democrats do not have a single reasonable leader that is acceptable to any major portion of real America.  Whatever moves they make or don't make will have little effect on the November election.  The destruction that Democrats have unleashed on America is mind-boggling.  Who would possibly imagine that doubling gas prices would gain votes?  Sanctioning Russia while simultaneously sanctioning our domestic energy industry is beyond insanity.  And it has been done with such rapidity that even voters with short memory can see it.  Inflation around ten percent according to the Everyday Price Index is hitting poor Americans in the wallet.

Biden Administration Decides Mutilating Children Is a Civil Right.  Some days, I go to write an article and it's dealing with a topic so egregiously insane that I almost feel like I'm covering satire.  Today is one of those days.  The Biden Administration, via the DOJ, has sent a letter to attorneys general around the country threatening to sue if states attempt to stop the mutilation of children in the form of "gender reassignment" surgery, hormone blockers, and other actions that change the natural development of a child.  In other words, Joe Biden and his degenerate underlings now view physically "transitioning" a child as a civil right, which tracks with the video the president put out on Thursday on the matter.  [Tweets]

It's Like Democrats Want to Be Crushed in November.  Who says we can't build bridges with the commie-loving, groomer-excusing, weather-worshiping race freaks of the left?  We both seem to agree on one thing — all good and patriotic Americans need to take action to ensure that this pedo-curious, race-obsessed band of Marxist weirdos gets [soundly defeated] next November.  Well, I think we agree on that.  I know I do, and I know you do — we want to see them suffer total repudiation and more humiliation than even a Bulwark staffer can get into.  But what is odd is that they seem to want the same thing.  After all, they are doing everything they can to drive every decent American away from the garbage Democrat Party.  Who knows why it is?  Maybe the Democrats have a death wish.

Eyes Wide Shut.  The cultural Left has managed to associate the Democratic Party with a series of views — on crime, immigration, policing, free speech, and, of course, race and gender — that are far from those of the median voter.  That's a success for the cultural Left but an electoral liability for the Democratic Party.  From time to time, Democratic politicians, like Biden in his State of the Union address on March 1, try to dissociate themselves from unpopular ideas such as defunding the police, but the cultural Left within the party is still more deferred to than opposed or ignored.  Their voices are amplified by Democratic-leaning media and nonprofits, as well as by party officials and activists.

Leftist Infiltration of the Police Will Lead To Tyranny.  When Joe Biden read from his State of the Union script about the unprecedented crime wave we are now facing (thanks to leftist policies), he stated:  "The answer is to fund the police."  At that, the Democrats in Congress leaped to their feet to applaud, however insincerely.  But after eight years of supporting the lies of Black Lives Matter Marxists and leftist elites — that American policing is systemically racist, cops are routinely hunting unarmed black men, and that the real answer to alleviating crime is to empty the jails and defund the police — their phoniness was palpable.  On crime and policing, most Americans correctly see the Democrats as fakes.  The Democrats are terrified because the poll numbers are coming in, and they are desperate to escape a righteous political reckoning in November.  Still, it would be a big mistake to believe that the radical Left hates the idea of policing altogether.  They have no problem with the police if they can control the mission.  In a way, the police are just another tool of the regime.

Biden backs green radicals even though Americans want U.S. energy.  Americans are frustrated with skyrocketing gas pump prices, but they disagree dramatically with President Biden on how to fix the problem.  A national survey just conducted by the Winston Group reveals a strong bipartisan majority of Americans prefer an "everything" energy approach — more oil drilling, more alternatives, maximum carbon free nuclear energy, and doing more to promote conservation.  Yet, President Biden, facing record high inflation and record low approval ratings, remains committed to his political alliance with radical green environmentalists. [...] Let's look further at what Biden has done.  As one of his first acts in office, he shuttered construction of the Keystone XL pipeline; it was President Biden who ended federal oil leases and it was the Biden Administration who begged Riyadh and Caracas to produce more energy instead of allowing U.S. energy producers to fill the energy gap and keep prices in check.

Biden, the Ersatz President.  Consider the major initiatives undertaken or proposed by the current Democratic regime:
  •   The dissolution of our border integrity, with intentional unrestricted illegal immigration.
  •   Ending American energy independence, curtailing fossil fuel exploration and production — astonishingly, before a viable replacement exists! — and imposing crippling restrictions on future fossil fuel energy industry activity.
  •   Supporting destructive BLM activities and riots, favoring defunding the police, eliminating cash bail and decriminalizing what liberals laughably refer to as "low-level" crimes like shoplifting, robbery and breaking & entering.
  •   Endorsing positions clearly opposed by the majority of the country, such as men competing in women's sports, the U.S. military paying for gender-change surgery, males being able to declare that they "identify as women" and enter female bathrooms and locker rooms, elementary-age children being taught and exposed to "alternative" LGBTQ lifestyles far before children have any natural understanding or interest in such matters, and so on. [...]
  •   Denuding our military of its equipment, mission and spirit by attempting to transform it into a mechanism for social change instead of a sharply honed, singularly aimed instrument of national security. [...]
This is the difference between a president concerned with bottom-line beneficial results and one who's concerned with laughably shallow meaningless activity that amounts to nothing, other than buying the favor and future votes of niche special interest groups.

HHS Becomes First Federal Agency to Fly 'Trans Pride Flag'.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday became the first federal agency to fly the "trans pride flag," Axios reported.  HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra tweeted a photo of the "trans pride flag" outside the Hubert Humphrey building on Thursday morning, accompanied by a statement of support for the transgender activist agenda.

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If Hubert Humphrey were alive today, he would demand to have the flag taken down, or have his name taken off the building.

Only 3% Think COVID is the Most Important Problem Facing America.  Another data point for the preference cascade.  In Jan, 20% of Americans thought COVID was the most important problem facing Americans, in Feb it was 13%, and in March, it's down to 3%.  Tied with health care and lack of energy sources.  Inflation has gone from 8% to 10% to 17%.  The economy is at 11%.  Gas prices are at 4%.  Only 2% think that the wealth gap is an important issue.  Racism is down to 5%.  Russia/Ukraine is at 9%.  So some of this is a function of media coverage.  It can and will change.

Democrats Need to Be Destroyed.  [Y]ou'd be an idiot to believe anything coming out of the mouths of Democrats these days.  No "good faith effort" is going to make them honest, they are lying frauds out to destroy everything great in this country.  They're a Terminator for American Exceptionalism.  As such, they have no conscience, they can't be reasoned with, they must be destroyed.  Rush Limbaugh used to say he wanted to convince everyone over to conservatism, but he wanted a few liberals around still just to show people what they were like, otherwise no one would believe there were people that crazy.  That was a couple of generations of insanity ago.  What currently calls itself Democrats bears no resemblance to what once was "Democrats."

First Openly 'Transgender' Judge Appointed to California Bench.  California has appointed its first openly 'transgender' judge, announced Governor Gavin Newsom (D) on Friday [3/25/2022].  Judge Andi Mudryk, 58, who "transitioned" four years ago, is one of eight new appointees to serve on the Sacramento County Superior Court. [...] Social justice advocates throughout the state lauded the move as a victory for "diversity and equity."

Oscar winners are almost seven times more likely to suffer from mental health and addiction issues than other people, shows analysis.  Analysis by Paracelsus Recovery, a clinic that has treated dozens of celebrities, said 'fame should come with a health warning' after it emerged that two-thirds of actors who have won Academy Awards over the past 30 years experienced disorders.  Of the 60 performers who won either the Best Actor or Best Actress gong since 1992, 41 have suffered from a mental health issue — with depression, anxiety and substance abuse the most common problems.  Last night, psychotherapist Dr Paul Hokemeyer, a leading expert on celebrity mental health, said fame was often associated with 'fear, pain and loneliness', and major success can lead to impostor syndrome.

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Actors make a living by pretending to be something they are not.  (With the exception of Chuck Norris, of course.)  They relish the adulation of their many fans.  So it's no wonder the best actors and actresses suffer from mental illness.

It isn't 'fringe left' hurting Democrats — the fringe IS the Dems.  Democratic pundits, worried about the midterms and Joe Biden's terrible approval ratings, are sounding the alarm:  That dastardly "fringe" is hurting the party.  "This whole noisy, identity left" composing "15% of the party" has taken over (James Carville).  "The Democrats have to step away from the super wokeness" (MSNBC host Donny Deutsch).  But what's the distinction between super wokeness and ordinary wokeness when the party's oldest and most mainstream members are all pushing ideas that would have seemed outlandish in the Obama era?  Biden offered a Fed nominee who said she wanted to deny credit to the fossil fuel companies that power America, and tried to put an actual Marxist in charge of the currency.  Only 10% of the senators in the party spoke out against this.

The correlation between vaccines and the Ukraine-Russia war.  [Scroll down]  The new Democrats — the people on college campuses like Obama's friends Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn — were not anti-communist.  They were very pro-communist.  They opposed the Vietnam War for two reasons:  (1) As products of American academia they supported the Viet Cong; and (2) also as products of American academia, they opposed anything that would benefit what they were already viewing as an evil, imperialist, racist, sexist nation that did not deserve support. [...] And then, along came Trump and COVID.  The anti-war protesters from the 1960s and the 2000s despised Trump more than any other human being, ever ("worse than Hitler").  Additionally, the young'uns had absorbed the concentrated America-hatred of two to three generations of leftist academics.  They embraced COVID, not just because they're fearful people, but because they saw it as an opportunity to destroy Trump.  They also quickly realized that COVID was giving them the political and social power they'd always dreamed of so that they could break down and remake America.

Bloomberg columnist's tips for beating Bidenflation don't go over very well.  An out-of-touch academic, writing a column for Bloomberg Opinion, demonstrated just how out of touch the country's elites are as inflation hits every sector of the country. [...] The "advice" also included a recommendation to cut chemotherapy for one's dog as if that would solve the inflation problem for a loving pet owner.  Memo to Bloomberg columnist Teresa Ghilarducci of the New School for Social Research:  Poor people already know how to cut back.  It's called 'not having enough money.'  And as a hint as to how out of touch she was, Tweeters went to town on her.  Start with this one — anybody checked out the price of lentils?

Bloomberg Has Inflation Advice for Proles Making Less Than $300k a Year — Shut Up, Eat Lentils, Ride the Bus and Kill Your Pets.  You might wonder what the ruling class thinks of how inflation is hitting middle America.  For insight into their perspective, Bloomberg News just published some suggestions for all the unwashed masses — as defined as those who don't earn $300,000 per year.  The advice includes, shut up about the price of food, and eat lentils instead of meat.  Quit bitching about gasoline prices, and just ride the bus, and the coup de grâce, "If you're one of the many Americans who became a new pet owner during the pandemic, you might want to rethink those costly pet medical needs."  Yeah, they said that.  Us pesky proles and our pets are just mucking up the planet for the rest of them. [...] The elitist arrogance, in the "no one said this would be fun" approach, is quite remarkable.  However, it does show the snob-set no longer feel the need to filter their elitism.  The class gap has always existed, and whenever leftist policies are in place, that gap gets wider every second.

Latest Inflation Advice Goes From Insulting to Psychotic.  Inflation continues to slam the American people in ways not seen in over 40 years following the Jimmy Carter administration.  The February number clocked in at 7.9 percent, and there are no signs things are going to slow down.  Will we soon be at 10 percent inflation?  That's not a bad bet, at this point.  That reality has left poor and middle-class Americans scrambling as they have had to essentially absorb a massive pay reduction due to the increased costs of goods and services.  Of course, gas prices are also nearly double what they were when Joe Biden took office.  So, how is our intrepid media handling that?  Are they holding the powerful to account?  Nah, they are giving advice like this.  [Tweet]

Moderate Dem quits Congress in disgust, denouncing 'rainbows and unicorns'.  With the Squad, the greenie lobby, the teachers' unions, and the open borders industrial complex calling the shots in the Democratic Party these days, it's obviously no picnic to be a moderate member of the Democrats in Congress.  Which is why 31 of them are leaving, most fully aware that a red wave is coming.  But perhaps more importantly albeit less well known is that many of them angry at how the crazed Democrats have treated them.

With Push For Electric Vehicles, Democrats Pursue The Paris Hilton Strategy On Energy.  At record-breaking gas prices slapping families with a projected $2,000 in additional transportation costs this year, the switch to an electric vehicle may sound tempting — were it not for the nearly $60,000 price tag.  This plus the illogic of destroying U.S. energy independence from the most reliable an inexpensive sources makes Democrats' lack of concern about gas prices a version of Paris Hilton's famous Photoshopped T-shirt meme, "Stop being poor."

Congressional liberals press Biden to declare emergency and restrict fossil fuels.  Liberals in Congress are pressing President Joe Biden to invoke emergency powers to push ahead with Democrats' climate change agenda and to put new restrictions on fossil fuels, even while gasoline remains at its highest per-gallon price on record.  With legislation stalled in Congress, the nearly 100-member Congressional Progressive Caucus released a slate of policy recommendations Thursday for Biden to pursue, calling on him to use executive action to deal with a list of topics his "Build Back Better" agenda sought to address, including the development of more green energy technologies and placement of restrictions on new fossil fuel production.

The Atlantic warns that Nuclear War is a climate problem (and you thought bombs were OK?)  Despite sounding crazily disconnected from reality, Robinson Meyer is slightly less crazy than the cult people he's trying to reach. [...] Meyer has figured out that a No Fly Zone might lead to World War III, and he's trying warn the raptured throngs, that things might not work out so well.  Naturally, he's speaking in lingua-leftie.  But how, exactly do you scare someone in a climate cult?  Not with nuclear war, but with something catastro-double-awful-bad for the climate. [...] Ponder how far these people are from reality, even at the sensible end of the spectrum.

The Media Are Children Behaving Badly.  Some months back, which means over ten years ago now, I read a commentary about the official lies promoted by the Soviet government that was a complete reversal of historical fact.  The commentator bemoaned the fact that this has continued into current times and that so many of the youth had been so indoctrinated by these lies they were incapable of understanding the truth. [...] As I watch the world, read the news and watched as little of it as I did on TV in those days, which I don't watch at all now, I concluded that the lefties may be right about their intelligence.  Lefties are always trying to publish studies that show that leftists are so much smarter than conservatives.  Well... I'm not so sure they aren't right.  Why?  Because in order to bring reality into line with what they claim they believe must require an enormous level of mental ability and logical gymnastics.  All of which must be mentally and emotionally exhausting in order to make the insane things they say and do seem right.

Video of Dems Calling to Defund Police 'Suddenly' Cuts out at Committee Hearing.  The official Twitter account of the House Judiciary GOP released a video that suspiciously was cut off during a judiciary committee hearing.  [Video clip]

Biden's America:  The inmates are running the asylum.  How does one sanely describe what has happened to the United States since Joe Biden was inaugurated?  The nation has been effectively ruined by the policies of Biden's band of incompetents; every Cabinet member is a disaster, promoted for his previous record of failure.  Not one of them is qualified for the jobs they've been given.  They were each chosen for precisely the wrong reason:  their race, sex, or leftist/green activism. [...] Consider Cabinet members Jake Sullivan, Ned Pryce, Janet Yellen, and Anthony Blinken.  Each of them has a record of incompetence and failure, even criminality.  Sullivan was party to the fabrication of the Russia hoax.  Yellen, formerly of the Fed, now claims that the American people are economically in "good shape."  Biden and Pelosi both hilariously claim that government spending is not causing the worst inflation in forty years.  Pelosi even said it is "reducing our debt."  These are very stupid people.  They lie as they breathe.

Let Them Drive Teslas.  When [Vice President Kamala] Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete get together, it's Platitudicon.  As it was this week, when, as the reality of imminent historic gas price spikes was hitting Americans, the duo spent the day promoting electric cars, the Green New Deal and the Environmental Protection Agency's soon-to-be-tightened emissions standards.  When it comes to energy, the Democrats adopt a bizarre elitist disconnect:  Propelled by theological belief in end-of-days climate alarmism, they assume that Americans will join them in losing all sense of perspective and proportionality.  Despite the perpetual championing of electric vehicles, less than 1% of cars, SUVs and light trucks on the road in the United States are electric.  The average cost of an electric car is $55,000.  Even with layers of subsidies that artificially bring it that low, the average price of an electric car is around $19,000 higher than the price of an average gas-powered vehicle.  The average Tesla goes for around $75,000.

Only 40% of Democrats would defend USA.  88% would defend Albania.  Good news America.  If Putin invaded the USA, we will be rid of 52% of our Democrats.  That's the percent of Democrats who said they would leave America rather than fight to protect us.  A Quinnipiac poll showed we'd be rid of our RINOs as well because 25% of Republicans would leave America if invaded.  The same poll showed 88% of Democrats support defending a NATO ally if Putin invades.  Only 40% of Democrats support defending the USA.  The poll asked, "If you were in the same position as Ukrainians are now, do you think that you would stay and fight or leave the country?"  55% said stay and fight.  38% would cut and run.

Biden shares tone-deaf plan to ensure 'no one will have to worry about gas prices'.  President Joe Biden ridiculously promoted his green agenda and advised Americans to purchase massively expensive electric cars so they will unrealistically no longer have to worry about buying gas while deterring "tyrants like Putin" from using fossil fuels as a weapon.  "Loosening environmental regulations won't lower prices.  But transforming our economy to run on electric vehicles, powered by clean energy, will mean that no one will have to worry about gas prices.  It will mean tyrants like Putin won't be able to use fossil fuels as a weapon," the president tweeted.  "It should motivate us to accelerate the transition to clean energy," Biden declared according to The Driven.

Biden's Handlers Want Skyrocketing Gas Prices.  The EPA Just Revealed Why.  The Democrats are well aware of the old adage, "Never let a good crisis go to waste," and are busy applying it as gas prices spiral out of all control.  As PJM's Chris Queen discussed Monday, Transportation Secretary Pete "Mr. Mom" Buttigieg appeared to be fantastically out of touch when he responded to skyrocketing prices at the pump.  "Clean transportation can bring significant cost savings for the American people as well," asserted Buttigieg.  "Last month, we announced a $5 billion investment to build out a nationwide electric vehicle charging network so that people from rural to suburban to urban communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV."  It was a real "Let Them Eat Cake" moment for Secretary Pete, but there is a method to his madness:  the administration isn't just out of touch, it is actively trying to use this crisis to impose its green agenda.

Manchin, Tester:  Why is Biden asking hostile regimes to solve US energy problems?  Joe Manchin and Jon Tester have rebuked the White House this morning for playing footsie with Venezuela and Iran while stiffing the American oil industry:  [Tweet]  "Go back to the policies we've had before," Manchin tells CNN's Manu Raju.  "That's all we're asking for."  That's all most Americans want too — a return to the oil-production policies of the Trump administration that resulted in net energy independence.  Biden's EOs and other regulatory actions to restrict oil leases made it more difficult for US producers to keep pace with a post-pandemic growth curve, for one thing.  Biden's cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline made it more difficult to increase imports from Canada as a buffer to American production, too.

Why Should Deplorables Fight for Those Who Hate Them?  [Scroll down]  Maybe I'm wrong.  Maybe the wars of the future will all be fought by politically correct, "detoxified," androgynous know-nothings marching uniformly into battle because MSNBC, Google, and Teen Vogue tell them doing so will prove they are committed to fighting racism and global warming.  Maybe that gender-confused pipsqueak huddled in a "safe space" because he/she/they/it is afraid of being "triggered" by words or the carnage of free speech is just what the U.S. military needs when going mano a mano against the Russians.  I'm sure those pink [...] hat-wearing womynx are ready to jump out of a good airplane, parachute into chaos, and start slitting throats for good Ol' Uncle Sam (or is it non-binary Auxnt Sam now?).  Where are all the climate change warriors when their country needs them?  Come on, "gladiators," get to it! Go find out what it's like to fight something that's fighting back.  Let's move, wokesters!  Show the mean Russkies how dangerous you are with your ski masks, bike chains, and fondness for attacking people from behind.  All that burning, looting, and murdering in cities across the USA over the last few years had to prepare Democrats' wannabe soldiers for something, right?

One of the Loudest Democrats Demanding We 'Defund the Police' Used Your Money for Private Security.  Political activism involves having ten percent care for the thing you're concerned about and about 90 percent utilizing that cause to enrich yourself.  The "defund the police" movement that happened alongside the Black Lives Matter movement during the 2020 elections convinced a lot of blue-state leaders to "reimagine" what policing looked like in their city.  Criminals didn't go along with "reimagining" what being a criminal looked like and many of the cities descended into crime-infested hell holes with high homicide rates.  It was so bad that even the bluest of the blue cities, San Francisco, began to reverse course and demand their police force back.

A Black Guy's Defense of the Constitution.  Recently a leftist journalist from The Nation named Elie Mystal referred to the U.S. Constitution as "trash".  He appeared on The View last Friday to promote his new book "Allow me to Retort:  A Black Guys Guide to the Constitution".  This is the ideological battle in which we are engaged in America.  Mr. Mystal must be commended for having the courage, albeit delusional, to admit to the Country the progressive socialist leftist perspective on the US Constitution.  It is no different than Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, when he asserted that "parents do not have a right to decide what their children are being taught".  The left in America is so emboldened that they no longer feel the need to hide their disdain for this Nation.  The question is, for we, constitutional conservatives, what shall be our response?

The Biden Inflation Octopus.  The Democrats will suffer historic losses in the November midterms. [...] The culprit for the political wipeout will be out-of-control inflation — and for several reasons.  First, the Biden Administration is in such denial of inflation that it sounds to Americans simply callous and indifferent to the misery it has unleashed.  Biden officials have scoffed at price spikes as "transitory."  Or they have preposterously claimed spiraling costs are a concern only to the elite.  They blame the Ukraine crisis.  Or they fault the out-of-office bogeyman, former President Donald Trump.  The administration assures us that consumer prices are only rising at an annualized rate of 7.5% — as if the steepest increase in 40 years actually is not all that bad.  Yet the middle class knows that inflation is far worse when it comes to the stuff of life:  buying a house, car, gas, meat, or lumber.

The Economic Balloon That May Finally End Progressive Leftism.  The Laws of Economics are as immutable as the Law of Gravity, but few leftists grasp this fact.  When it comes to the Democrats' energy policies, I believe this immutability will finally be the Democrats' downfall.  People are reaching a pain point that the progressives can no longer deflect onto others.  Based on the progressive left's detrimental influence on President Biden's energy policies, the resulting accelerated inflation and energy-cost rise are very visible to average Americans.  The administration acts as if there is no causal connection between the two.  But what can we expect from people who work from feelings and not facts?  Just like they are amazed when we defund police and don't jail criminals and then crime rates spike.  No connection.

Psaki and her pink(o) hat
Psaki Says the Quiet Part Out Loud.  Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted on live TV that Putin makes his moves when we have weaklings in the Executive Office.  "You know I was at the State Department," Psaki told CNN.  "The president was the vice president the last time Russia invaded Ukraine.  This is a pattern of horror from President Putin and from the cronies around him." [...] A lot of us remember.  A lot of us remember you as the State Department's press secretary.  A lot of us remember Obama putting Biden in charge of America's role in helping Ukraine weed out corruption.  A lot of us remember Biden's angelic son Hunter sitting on the Burisma board during that time.  We remember this delightful photo of you with Putin's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.  Pink is not a flattering color on you, Psaki.  Same for me as well.  Lavrov is one of those cronies.


Joe Biden Claims Inflation Is an Imaginary American Psychosis That Does Not Exist in Reality.  It's an easy disposable line to say Joe Biden is clueless about things.  He stumbles with cognitive thought, has trouble putting thoughts into understandable sentence structures using words, makes frequent gaffes and generally struggles to communicate issues that are simple and not complex.  When the issues are complex, the cognitive impairment gets worse.  These are easy truths to hit him with.  However, there's a more concerning aspect once you listen to how genuinely he has been led to believe in things that are fundamentally false.  That's where the danger comes from.  In this prompted segment on COVID and the economy, Joe Biden references a perspective, a belief in current events, that has been seeded into his brain by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.  I know it's hard to listen to him, but in this segment pay close attention.  Joe Biden believes, really believes, that a COVID induced mental psychosis is responsible for people convincing themselves that prices have gone up, that inflation is extreme, and that economic pain is real.  He has been told that inflation does not exist, so he believes inflation is imaginary.  [Video clip]

Jen Psaki's Preview of What to Expect at Biden's SOTU Shows How Delusional This Administration Is.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made an appearance on ABC's "This Week," [2/27/2022] where she offered a preview of what to expect from President Joe Biden's State of the Union address, to be delivered this Tuesday.  [Tweet]  To close out her segment, host George Stephanopoulos brought up a stark reality that Biden is facing right now.  "Finally, the president is approaching his State of the Union in a pretty difficult political position right now, 37 percent approval rating, Democrats trailing badly in the midterm polling.  A majority in our recent poll out this morning even question the president's mental capacity," Stephanopoulos mentioned, highlighting the results of a new ABC News-Washington Post poll, which I also covered earlier.  "How is he going to turn that around on Tuesday night?  And how much has his State of the Union been changed by this war in Ukraine?" Stephanopoulos asked.  Psaki seemed to have only heard the second part of the question.  She not only didn't respond to how Biden is "going to turn that around," she didn't acknowledge the numbers Stephanopoulos had just brought up.

The Ruling Class Is A Far Greater Threat To Americans Than Russia Is.  There's no gentle way to say it, but the truth is that a lot of us hate our elites far more than we hate some foreign dictator.  It's a tough truth for the tough place our civilization is in — and surely, it's a difficult truth for our ruling class to see amid the glare of their self-righteousness.  From Western Europe to West L.A., we know we're governed by leaders in business, entertainment, and politics who hold scorn for our country, its history, its heroes, its people, and their religion.  They have the money and the power, too.  They can freeze truckers' bank accounts and mask children as young as three.  They can order Australians into internment camps and host drag queen story hours.  They can force vaccinations, close churches, arrest priests, bankrupt businesses, prosecute bakers, empty prisons, defund police, and sometimes even win votes.  One thing they can't have, however, is the moral authority to rule a civilization they despise.  They are the very thugs they claim to stand against; they have no legitimacy.

Democrat Congressman Suggests the Redistribution of Trucks.  In the wake of the Freedom Convoy in Canada, there's a convoy of American trucks heading to Washington, D.C. in time for next week's State of the Union address. [...] And now, one Democrat congressman has an idea that may or may not be a joke, but it's definitely a way to one-up Justin Trudeau.  Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) quote tweeted an article about the American convoy on its way to D.C. by saying, "Perfect time to impound and give the trucks to small trucking companies looking to expand their business."  [Tweet]  Yes, you read that right.  Gallego has suggested — possibly tongue-in-cheek, but who really knows these days — that the feds seize the trucks and redistribute them to other companies.

Failing cable news nets CNN and MSNBC poised for a bidding war over Psaki.  There is a certain symmetry to the notion that the spokesmouth for the failing Biden administration reportedly is being assiduously courted by the two failing cable news networks, CNN and MSNBC, both of which have endured near-catastrophic ratings declines in the era of Biden.  More Biden cowbell... yea, that's the ticket.

Dem support for Trudeau's protest suppression [is] nearly 4:1.  Aren't these the same Democrats who hailed obstructive protests in American cities during the spring and summer of 2020? Yes indeed, although one can say in some fairness that the wind blows through both parties a bit when it comes to who's protesting and how.  A new Trafalgar poll shows Democrats have become big fans of Justin Trudeau and his use of wartime emergency powers to shut down a non-violent but still obstructive truckers' protest over COVID-19 mandates in Canada.

Poll: Majority Of Democrats Back Trudeau's Crackdown, Freezing Bank Accounts Of Truckers.  A majority of likely Democratic voters support Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's use of emergency powers to crack down on Freedom Convoy protesters last week.  A new poll from Trafalgar Group and Convention of States Action and provided exclusively to The Daily Wire shows that 55% of likely general election voters disapprove of Trudeau's handling of the protesters.  Thirty-five percent approve of Trudeau's heavy-handed tactics and 10% said they were unaware of what was happening north of the U.S. border.  Trafalgar Group surveyed 1080 likely general election voters from February 18-20 after Trudeau brought federal, provincial, and local law enforcement into Ottawa to forcibly clear out hundreds of protesters and dozens of vehicles from Parliament Hill and surrounding areas.  The poll's margin of error is 3%.

The left is obsessed with extending problems.  I was thinking about racism in America and how we hear the complaints that America is racist, but we rarely hear solutions.  The same tactic is being used with COVID-19.  What happened when somebody tested positive?  Such people were sent home and told to stay away from other people.  They were not given a treatment plan.  I have said before and then more convinced now than ever, that this is part of the larger plan to divide us.  The ultimate goal of that plan is to have complete control over us.  You may say that there is a plan to combat racism because of the laws that require minorities to be considered or to be given special opportunities.  You might say that quarantining someone who tested positive is preventing others from becoming infected which in some weird way is a plan.  But neither of those are plans to end racism or stop COVID-19.  By using race as a determining factor in hiring decisions we are extending racism.  By not treating people with existing drugs or holistic modalities come up we have extended the life and run of COVID-19.

'You Will Know Them by Their Fruits'.  I believe that most Americans and I usually try to give most folks the benefit of the doubt.  However, it is increasingly clear we can no longer do that.  With every issue, with every passing day, there is more news (when the news is honestly reported) that shows us exactly who these people are.  They have anointed and installed themselves at the top of our government, from the Oval Office to each executive branch and its myriad government bureaucracies.  They have established a clear pattern of behavior and are no longer hiding their motives or their intentions.  Everything is on full display. [...] Leftists are leftists, whether in America, the Soviet Union, Vietnam, Venezuela, Cuba, or China.  They are easily identified.  We are increasingly able to discern the truth about who they are, and that hat they intend to rule over us or they will crush us and burn everything down around us.  There is no longer any question about it.

Why are the police we revere doing the tyrants' bidding?  The American left has made its contempt of our police abundantly clear for several years now.  Encouraging the BLM riots, excusing the damage done, decreeing no punishment for those who did billions of dollars in property destruction over the summer of 2020 was their coin of the realm.  Lacking common sense and any skill at predicting the consequences of idiotic policies, they have doubled down on stupid as cities like N.Y., Chicago, D.C., and L.A. rack up homicides committed by career criminals repeatedly let loose on an unsuspecting public.  On a daily basis, innocent victims are attacked, injured, or killed by violent perpetrators who have been released by cavalier lefty judges who have become self-appointed social justice warriors.  This explains the parade massacre in Waukesha, Wisconsin and nearly every other violent assault on innocent victims for the last year.  Our American left reveres criminals over law-abiding citizens.  There can no longer be any doubt about that fact.  The Democrat party is, quite simply, pro-criminal.

The Squishy Political Rise of the Beta Male.  There are certain "qualities" that this new class of "leaders" all possess.  They went to good schools.  They have multiple degrees.  They have most likely not spent a large part of their life in the private sector.  They probably had an Alpha male father.  They tend towards being on the thin side.  They eat healthily and exercise regularly.  They are at some level aware of their Beta status and therefore deeply insecure.  They socialize almost exclusively with people like themselves.  They don't yell... in public.  They have fixers who handle the dirty work.  They like well-worn paths and tracks.  They speak in jargon.  They don't think outside the box and, in fact, specialize in building boxes.  They believe in focus groups and task forces.  They treat staff poorly.  They over-react.  They truly believe themselves to be a new superior form of human and, therefore, should automatically be treated as such.  And because of all that, they know better.

That Backlash Against Democrats Everyone Predicted Has Arrived.  For years, Republicans have been predicting that Nancy Pelosi's embrace of the so-called "squad" would lead to a political backlash, and that backlash appears to have arrived.  Democrats are now lamenting the fact that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Cori Bush, and Ayanna Pressley have been allowed to define their party at such a high level.  From the Green New Deal to the "defund the police" movement, Democrat radicalism is becoming a major liability heading into the midterms, per Axios.  [Tweet]

The left is losing its war on parents.  This week, three members of San Francisco's Board of Education — Gabriela López, Alison Collins and Faauuga Moliga — suffered overwhelming defeat in a recall election brought by angry parents who felt they were more concerned with lefty politics than with children's welfare.  The parents' case was strengthened by the fact that they were, well, right.  Siva Raj, one of the recall organizers, said, "The city of San Francisco has risen up and said this is not acceptable, to put our kids last."  As COVID raged, the school board paid more attention to renaming schools — it wanted to rename Abraham Lincoln HS because its namesake didn't show "that black lives ever mattered" to him — than educating kids.  Again and again, the board placed woke politics before its actual job.  (Collins had even accused Asians of using "white supremacist thinking" to get ahead.)

Defeated San Francisco school board member says voters who ousted her are 'aligned with' White supremacists.  San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education President Gabriela López, who lost a recall election this week, said Thursday those who supported her recall are "aligned" with White supremacists.  López and two fellow board members — Vice President Faauuga Moliga and Commissioner Alison Collins — were all voted out Tuesday in a landslide, with more than 72% of voters opting to recall each of them.  "So if you fight for racial justice, this is the consequence," López tweeted along with a photo of a Washington Post headline that said she and the two other recalled board members were "seen as too focused on racial justice."

Even in San Francisco, Voters [are] Fed Up With Woke Incompetence.  San Francisco residents voted to recall three members of the city's school board on Tuesday — School Board President Gabriela López, Vice President Faauuga Moliga, and Commissioner Alison Collins.  The recall effort began in January 2021 after the school board voted to rename 44 schools in the area that honored various American historical figures, such as Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.  Leaders of the recall effort criticized the school board's focus on renaming schools while the schools remained shut down.  "The city of San Francisco has risen up and said this is not acceptable to put our kids last," said Siva Raj, a parent and one of the leaders of the recall effort, according to Fox News.  "Talk is not going to educate our children, it's action.  It's not about symbolic action, it's not about changing the name on a school, it is about helping kids inside the school building read and learn math."

Blue San Francisco throws out three Board of Education leftists by monster margins.  It wasn't even close.  San Francisco Democrats turned hard on three far-left Board of Education members who kept public schools on lockdown, focused on changing the names of storied old schools, and told Asians to [forget about] merit-based admissions to the few good ones. [...] As the [San Francisco Chronicle] notes, they were on the ballot because they could be on the ballot — the rest likely would have been thrown out too, were they eligible.  The city will hold new elections in seven months, but San Francisco voters couldn't wait even that long to let these particular leftists know.  The only word for this is 'bloodbath.'

San Francisco recalls 3 school board members: 'a clear message'.  San Francisco residents overwhelmingly approved of a vote Tuesday [2/15/2022] to recall three of the city's school board members, election officials said.  Critics, including San Francisco Mayor London Breed, argued the members — school board President Gabriela López, Vice President Faauuga Moliga and Commissioner Alison Collins — pushed progressive politics rather than act in the best interest of children during the pandemic, and voters agreed, according to the San Francisco Department of Elections.  "The voters of this city have delivered a clear message that the school board must focus on the essentials of delivering a well-run school system above all else," Breed said in a statement after the vote.  "San Francisco is a city that believes in the value of big ideas, but those ideas must be built on the foundation of a government that does the essentials well."

San Francisco Voters Overwhelmingly Back Recall of Progressive School-Board Members.  San Francisco residents overwhelmingly voted to oust three of the city's progressive school-board members on Tuesday.  It was the culmination of a year-long effort to reform the board, which has been accused of prioritizing social-justice politics over reopening schools and managing the district's troubled finances during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Returns started coming in around 9 p.m. in California, showing that more than 70 percent of voters supported recalling each of the three candidates:  79 percent voted to recall board member Alison Collins, 75 percent voted to recall board president Gabriela López, and 73 percent voted to recall board member Faauuga Moliga.

Scores of congregations quit United Methodist Church over gay clergy, same-sex marriage.  At least 130 congregations have quietly walked away from the United Methodist Church in a schism over the denomination's planned acceptance of same-sex marriage and homosexual clergy.  The breakaway congregations are keeping their church property thanks to a "conscience clause" enacted by the group's legislative assembly in 2019.  The United Methodist Church General Conference, the church's governing body, is expected this year to approve a separation plan that would create two denominations:  one affirming bans on gay clergy and same-sex marriage, and one permitting homosexual clergy and same-sex marriage.  That move has been postponed because of the pandemic and might be delayed again.

Amid the Canadian Trucker Protests, The Left Has Found the New 'F' Word.  The Left cannot manufacture anymore COVID panic porn.  We're all desensitized.  We're also sick of it.  Most if not all the panic scenarios never came to fruition.  Most if not all the so-called advice was science fiction.  So, with no place to go, the Left says the quiet part out loud regarding their true agenda.  They're attacking freedom.  It's their new "F" word[.]

Our Greatest Domestic Threat:  Pro-Government Extremists.  Though alarming and depressing, we can no longer avoid recognizing that America's greatest domestic threat is from pro-government extremists.  We rue that pro-government extremists caused immense destruction during their less-than-"peaceful protests" in 2020; and we witness the continuing damage caused by their neurotic, totalitarian response to a plethora of problems, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.  Indeed, what makes the pro-government extremists so dangerous is their far greater numbers than their anti-government extremist counterparts.  Their noxious ideology that the citizen is subordinate to the omnipotent state is incessantly "normalized" and propagandized by their corporate media comrades.  Worse, their pro-government extremism is being indoctrinated throughout American public and private institutions, including K-12 education, higher education, and the military.

Critics Rip Defense Department Over What It Claims Are 'Necessities' in [the] Military.  Critics ripped the Department of Defense on Wednesday for a woke tweet promoting the need for "diversity" and "inclusion" in the military.  The tweet linked to a news story about remarks Bishop Garrison, the senior advisor to the secretary of defense for human capital and diversity, equity, and inclusion, made to the Center for a New American Security.

Our Authoritarian Moment.  In The Authoritarian Moment, Ben Shapiro warns of the rise of censorship, voter fraud, fake news, and other leftist tactics for seizing control. [...] Unfortunately, progressives have had the advantage.  They are fervent, almost religious (or pseudo-religious) in their commitment to change.  They comprise a small, cohesive group similar to the Bolsheviks in revolutionary Russia, and, like those revolutionaries, they believe that the righteousness of their cause justifies any sort of behavior ("by any means necessary," as they say).  And, because they despise Middle America and its citizenry, they are motivated by the strongest of emotions:  hate.  Nothing like this can be said of ordinary Americans, who still believe in fair play and following the law, and that is why so many key institutions have fallen into the hands of progressives, including government, corporations, education, the federal bureaucracy (including elements within the FBI and IRS), entertainment and sports, and even the church.  As Shapiro has it, ordinary Americans are not focused on the culture war to begin with, and when they are, they are too polite to object.  They lack the fanaticism and ruthlessness of the left, and so the left has been winning.

Spice Company That Rejected Republicans Is Taking 'Get Woke, Go Broke' to New Lows.  We are more than familiar with the pitfalls involved with the corporate temptation to Get Woke.  In the case of Penzey's Spices, a gastronomic entity in Wisconsin, it is something else entirely as the head of the company seems remarkably obsessed with politics.  So much so that in an era when companies are struggling in the pandemic marketplace the namesake Bill Penzey is perfectly comfortable with driving away a core segment of his customer base.  Rather than tipping his hand at virtue signaling causes, or grandstanding on particular issues like Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream does routinely, Penzey's has a distinctly novel stance.  The company says Republicans need not click PURCHASE.  It is a daring move in this economy, but daring does not mean it is lucrative.  Nor smart.  He is now admitting to a significant loss of business.

The Truth About Biden's Fake War With Russia.  Biden tried to be FDR and failed at that.  Now he's settling for playing a senile elderly JFK.  If you watch 5 minutes of CNN or any cable news network, you might believe that we're on the verge of war with Russia.  That's what the same people who claimed that President Trump was working for Putin want you to believe.  Their new war with Russia is as real as Russiagate.  Democrats want to fight Russia to the last Republican.  They aren't about to fight a real war.  Their fake wars with Russia are an attack on Republicans.  Russiagate came after Democrats spent eight years giving Putin everything he wanted as Hillary toted a Reset Button from a swimming pool and Psaki posed in a sickle and hammer hat.  And that was just what we knew about.

Conservatives Must Stop Tolerating Commie Nonsense.  We need to be intolerant of stupidity, intolerant of delusions, and intolerant of those who want to change our country into a giant college run by the kind of people you avoided when you walked across campus.  When the first dude approached us and announced that he was now Gladys, our society defaulted to kindness.  Someone who is suffering gender dysphoria does not need to have more pain heaped upon him or her, and we had no desire as a society to compound that pain.  But tolerating this confusion was not enough.  The demand became to celebrate it and to pretend it was real.  But it's not real.  A man can never menstruate or give birth or ask for directions.  A woman cannot be a father or (generally) carry 120 pounds of weapons and gear or fully appreciate The Dirty Dozen.

Joe Biden: 'The Constitution Is Always Evolving Slightly'.  President Joe Biden met with Senate Judiciary leaders on Tuesday, reminding them that the United States Constitution was "always evolving" in his public remarks at the meeting.  "You know there's always a renewed national debate every time we nominate, any president nominates a justice, because the Constitution is always evolving slightly," Biden said, referring to his upcoming choice of a nominee to replace the retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court.

Protests From Out of Nowhere.  After months of uninterrupted growth in state power, what we are now witnessing in the disputes rocking the Australian Open, Spotify, Marvel and the trucking world are spontaneous meeting engagements in the culture wars.  It's like a chain reaction of angry people setting off other angry people.  The singular thing about this development is that it would have been impossible six months ago.  A psychological barrier has been breached and a taboo has fallen.  The potential of this to create a cascade is considerable.

Laughing Psaki mocks Americans' concern over 'soft-on-crime' policies.  The nation's largest police union called out White House press secretary Jen Psaki for 'belittling Americans' concerns' after she said media outlets who run segments on 'soft-on-crime policies' are living in an 'alternate universe.[']  'I think it's wrong — very wrong — for Ms. Psaki to suggest that violent crime in our country is of no concern or to just laugh it off,' National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President Patrick Yoes said in a statement.  Psaki was speaking about a Fox News segment during an appearance on the Pod Save America podcast last week when she questioned what 'soft-on-crime consequence' even means and insisted Americans care 'more about what's happening in their lives than what's necessarily happening in every cable news chyron'.

Psaki Mocks Violent Crime Concerns as 'An Alternative Universe'.  During a podcast interview over the weekend, While House Press Secretary Jen Psaki mocked people concerned about increasing violent crime as being in "an alternative universe."  "'Soft on crime policies.'  What does that even mean?  There's an alternate universe on some coverage.  What's scary about it is lots of people watch that," Psaki said. [...] "What does that even mean?"  It means an expontial [sic] increase in the murder rate thanks to prosecutors who want violent criminals out on the streets.

Is this why Psaki laughed off concerns about being soft on crime policies?  Jen Psaki quipped that those who are worried about 'soft-on-crime policies' are living 'in an alternate universe,' but it's little wonder why the White House press secretary is seemingly unfazed by the nation's crime wave: she lives in one of the safest, most expensive counties in America.  In the tree-lined suburb of Arlington, where many lobbyists, government officials and choose to raise their children, the average price of a single-family, detached home was $1,258,648 as of December.  And in 2020, Arlington County, Virginia was deemed the safest city in the U.S., according to national data compiled by Money Geek.

As police were abandoning East Precinct, Seattle officials drafted plan to give station to a Black Lives Matter group.  At the height of Seattle's racial justice protests in 2020, then-Mayor Jenny Durkan's administration drafted legislation to transfer the Police Department's East Precinct building to a Black Lives Matter activist organization and researched relocating the station's operations, newly released documents show.  That June, as cops lobbed tear gas from behind barricades, and protesters on the streets surrounding the precinct called for the Police Department to be defunded, Durkan's office behind the scenes briefly contemplated handing over the multimillion dollar property that had become the focus of the demonstrations.  Calvin Goings, the director of the city's Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS), emailed three memos and a draft resolution to Durkan on the afternoon of June 8, 2020 — at about the same time police were abandoning the East Precinct on Capitol Hill.

Is Democracy Dying or America Disintegrating?  A precondition of democracy is that the results of elections be recognized and respected, and if repeatedly challenged, this is a mortal threat.  And this is the present peril.  Yet, there are other preconditions, not only for democracies but for countries, that were enumerated in The Federalist Papers:  "Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs ... "  "This country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence, that an inheritance so proper and convenient for a band of brethren, united to each other by the strongest ties, should never be split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties."  John Jay was describing the preconditions of a nation, a country, a people.  Do these preconditions still exist in America?  "One united people"?  "A band of brethren"?  A common ancestry, common religion, common language, common customs and manners?  That may describe the America of 1789.  Does it describe the America of 2022?

Salvation Army Silent on Impact of Race-Based Training on Fundraising.  Salvation Army chapters across the country saw a significant drop in donations in the weeks before Christmas because of fallout over a racially charged training curriculum, according to a nonprofit group that advocates "colorblind" policies.  Chapters in California, Massachusetts, and Michigan are among Salvation Army locations cited by Color Us United as affected by its campaign against training materials, called "Let's Talk About Racism," that include tenets of critical race theory and anti-racism teachings.  The church's national headquarters has yet to announce fundraising figures for 2021, but it is evident that financial contributions to The Salvation Army have been "tanking," Color Us United spokesman Christian Watson told reporters.  "It's very clear their numbers have been hit hard," Watson said of The Salvation Army during a virtual press conference Jan. 19.  "You can either chalk it up to COVID or economic turmoil, or you can do what we claim is the probable cause — and that is Color Us United's particular efforts against The Salvation Army's woke curriculum."

State Legislators Are Mounting A Stand Against "Critical Theory's Long March".  I know I've been repetitive on the loss of institutions at virtually every level of society.  But maybe it's also worth focusing not only on which institutions have been lost, but what remains and how much power what remains can have.  There is, of course, people power that exists outside institutions.  That people power in 2021-2022 is focused on the parents' movement to reclaim their children.  It's not just about Critical Race Theory, it's about whether children are children of their parents or of the state and teachers unions.  That people power also is manifesting itself in disgust with unscientific, irrational, harmful, and abusive lockdowns and Covid-related random acts of government abuse.  But there is an institution that remains, and it's starting to engage in a serious way.

Left Barely Masks Its Contempt for Parents' Involvement in Education.  [Scroll down]  Parents, however, are getting better at sifting through the education establishment's lies.  That's a good thing, because they're more brazen than ever.  The insistence, for example, by radical leftist teachers unions that students be force-fed toxic critical race theory nostrums over parents' objections illustrates how much credence liberals give to dissenting voices far more vividly than phony posts from party hacks.  Just one year ago, educational leaders, media elites, and leftist politicians were assuring parents that critical race theory was a complicated area of study only taught in law schools.  But with students banned from the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents got to observe firsthand the propaganda streaming into their living rooms via remote-learning lessons.  Immediately, the narrative changed from "There is no critical race theory in K-12 classrooms" to "If you don't like it, you're a racist."

Department of Agriculture issues comical food price inflation report and forecast.  Inflation is the political dynamite that explodes political support for an American president.  People directly experience their standard of living declining every time they buy food and fill up their gas tanks.  When people have to minimize or eliminate beef and other preferred foods from their diet, they experience creeping impoverishment and worry what lies ahead. [...] The average American who can no longer afford hamburgers for the kids, or who finds that those boxes of cornflakes last half as long as they used to, is not fooled.  People detest a decline in their standard of living.  It requires frequent sacrifices.  And after experiencing rises in incomes and rising consumption under Trump, they know who to blame.  No report from the USDA is going to change their minds.

If I had ever heard of this company, it would be one more place to boycott:
Company that Called Republicans Racist Loses Massive Number of Customers.  Penzey's Spices, the Milwaukee-based company that held "Republicans are Racist Weekend" sale on Martin Luther King, Jr.  Weekend earlier this month, is now dealing with a massive loss of customers and is now all but begging for new business.  "After starting the year with All Republicans are Republicans and following up with Republicans are Racists we've set a nice little Boycott Penzeys! surge in motion," Penzey's CEO Bill Penzey said in an email to customers Friday. [...] Penzey admitted that the "Republicans are Racists" email cost his business 40,005 subscribers, roughly three percent of the total.

Crying thyme for spice company after 'Republicans Are Racist' promotion backfires.  A Milwaukee spice company is peppering its remaining customers with requests to buy gift cards after its anti-Republican ad campaign left a bad taste in a lot of mouths.  Penzeys Spices, which sells its goods mostly online and via mail order, saw its sales plunge after it ran a "Republicans Are Racist" sale on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.  On Friday, the company's namesake boss asked for help boosting the company's finances. [...] Penzey has never shied away from making political statements and for decades has used his company's catalog as a megaphone.  Penzey has taken aim at urban white flight, low teacher pay, the use of Native American iconography in sports, as well as former President Donald Trump.  After the 2016 election, Penzeys sent an email to customers, including Trump supporters, that declared, "You just voted for an openly racist candidate for the presidency of the United States of America."

Penzey's Spice Company Called All Republicans Racist, Then Lost 40,000 Customers in Two Weeks.  Just two weeks after a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based spice company held a "Republicans are Racist" sale over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, it is dealing with a massive loss of business and openly begging for new customers.  Penzey's Spices CEO Bill Penzey, who routinely uses his company's email list to send anti-Republican screeds, sent a newsletter earlier this month in which he accused GOP voters of fantasizing about killing African Americans.

Mazie Hirono Demonstrates, Once Again, Why Democrats Choosing Justices Is a Bad Idea.  Hawaii Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono can easily be considered one of the more radical and overdramatic leftists currently in office.  This is the same Hirono that decided to vote against the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett by marching up to the Senate dias with arms folded and demanded they put her down as a "hell no" vote.  This is the same Hirono that became angered with Barrett for using the term "sexual preference" in relation to the LGBT community but was dismissive of Joe Biden saying it while he was running for president to the point of directly dismissing it.

DFL to allow illegal immigrants to participate in caucuses.  The Minnesota DFL Party announced Wednesday that illegal immigrants and felons who haven't completed their sentences will be allowed to participate in precinct caucuses.  Party Chair Ken Martin praised the move as a "historic rule change" that reflects the party's values.  "No Minnesotan should be denied the right to help shape the future of our party because of where they were born or because of mistakes they made in the past and have paid their debt to society for," he said.  "The DFL Party believes strongly in a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and in re-enfranchising ex-felons who have paid their debts to society."  In Minnesota, felons can't vote until they finish their full sentence, including probation or parole, nor can non-citizens.  The DFL argued in various lawsuits that these rules shouldn't apply to caucuses because they are a violation of the right to freedom of association.

The left-wing dark money behind the push to kill the filibuster.  Sixty left-wing groups led by Fix Our Senate recently issued a letter demanding the Senate abolish the filibuster so "democracy legislation" will pass and the party now narrowly controlling Congress can rewrite all 50 states' election laws.  Two big secrets lie behind this push to kill the filibuster and, supposedly, protect "voting rights."  First, this lobbying campaign is driven not by grassroots groups of ordinary people but by left-wing megadonors and the AstroTurf groups they fund.  The second secret:  This scheme isn't about "protecting Democracy" because overwhelming majorities of our democracy's citizens support the state election laws that these deep-pocketed special interests want snuffed out.  This fight is about the 2022 and 2024 elections, which liberal activists fear will go badly for them unless all the dubious changes in election laws and practices they finagled in 2020 are repeated.

Poll reveals many Democrats wish to repeal natural law, imprison fellow citizens.  A poll conducted jointly by the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports surveyed 1,016 "likely voters" in the United States on January 5.  The poll revealed...that a large percentage of Democrat voters would have made excellent Germans circa the 1930s and 1940s.  Specifically, it revealed that 59% of likely Democratic voters want the government to enact a policy mandating that unvaccinated Americans be confined to their homes at all times, except for emergencies.  (Conversely, 79% of Republicans and 71% of unaffiliated voters oppose such draconian punitive measures.)  Moreover, 45% of Democrats called for the government to round up citizens who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and force them into "designated facilities."  (These same people, I'm certain, are — or would be — appalled at FDR rounding up Japanese-Americans and placing them in "designated facilities" during World War II.)  An even higher percentage of voters who have a "very favorable" opinion of President Biden were in favor of putting unvaccinated Americans into COVID camps.

Support For Pelosi and Schumer Led Congress Crashes By Half — Among Democrats.  Even Democrats are souring on Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer as leaders of Congress.  Last spring, Democrats had a 50% approval of the Pelosi and Schumer led Congress, but now it has dropped to 26%.

Stephen Colbert Says the US Senate is 'anti-Democratic' and Should Be Dismantled.  CBS's The Late Show host Stephen Colbert played sore loser on Monday's show when he suggested getting rid of the U.S. Senate, calling it an "anti-democratic" institution following the Democrats' failure to eliminate the filibuster.  Stephen Colbert was chatting with guest Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) when he made the bizarre suggestion.  "If you can't get rid of the filibuster... then what if we just get rid of the Senate?  And I'm 100 percent serious here.  It is the most anti-democratic institution next to the judiciary," he said.  "No one will drop a single tear," he added.  "I don't understand what possible positive purpose the United States Senate provides right now."  [Video clip]

It Doesn't Matter That Voters Hate Joe Biden If Democrats Can Rig Elections.  Democrats may fail at policy, but they've always been reliably competent at the game of politics, zeroing in on votes with great precision.  Have you noticed they haven't been themselves lately, though?  Even after taking a shellacking in statewide elections in Virginia and New Jersey last November, a moment when sane politicians typically learn from defeat, they instead doubled down.  In her usual well-reasoned manner, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., commented after the electoral bloodbath that Democrats were beaten, not because of the president's agenda, but because they hadn't done enough to "excite, speak to, or energize a progressive base."  Never mind that voters knew what was at stake — and clearly rejected it.  One would have thought that older and more seasoned politicians might have guided the young House member back to reality, but the ragin' Cajun himself, James Carville, only sparked her outrage in saying that "stupid wokeness" had cost the Democrats.

The Dems' Total War On Republicans Has Totally Backfired.  For the past year, Democrats up and down the leadership ladder have been on an endless campaign to portray Republicans as delusional out-of-touch anti-science hate-mongering conspiracy-peddling vote-suppressing anti-vaxxer insurrectionist racists.  The result has been a huge shift in party preference:  away from Democrats and toward Republicans.  Have voters finally wised up to the left's cravenness and radicalism?  Will this newfound awareness last?

Joey 2022: The Worse the Better.  [Scroll down]  So, if I was leading a rebel cabal deep within the FBI Special Task Force on Armed Insurrectionism — because where else would I be? — I would get AOCs elected to Congress; I would crash the economy with lockdowns and vaccination mandates; I would make sure that Fed Chairman Jerome Powell kept the money spigots on full bore; I would propose multiple trillion-dollar spending packages artfully described as stimulus, infrastructure, Build Back Better; I would propose to federalize elections to make ordinary people fear for their lives; I would nod-nod-wink-wink to George Soros to elect prosecutors that had no time for prosecuting when there were homes in Florida to be bought; I would totally bungle the retreat from Afghanistan; I would kill the oil-and-gas industry stone dead and increase gas prices by 50 percent; I would call the inevitable inflation "transitory;" I would set up a January 6 Commission to transform the stupid January 6 rioters into noble victims of injustice.  And, of course, I would call anyone who objected a "systemic racist."

Report: Black Americans Fleeing Democrat-Controlled New York, California.  Many black Americans are leaving New York and California to seek decent wages and affordable housing in southern states, according to a Washington Post article that ignores the federal policy of importing foreign people to fill jobs and homes in New York and California.  "There is a noticeable lack of black people in these cities that were once the mecca for black America, for people fleeing the Jim Crow South," the Post's reporter told an interviewer.  The Post reported January 14 on the southern migration, which is now reversing the historic "Great Migration" of black Americans from the South to northern cities during the 1900s.

Yes, Virginia, the January 6 'insurrection' exists.  But it's not what the left and the mainstream media have identified.  The definition of insurrection includes "actions taken against an established government" for the purposes of overthrowing the government and it includes violence.  By that definition, conservatives, constitutionalists, independents, and even many traditional liberals — a majority I call Normal Americans ("Normals") — cannot ever be guilty of that charge.  Why?  Because we are not trying to overthrow and replace our duly formed constitutional republic form of government.  Period.  We are defending that government against an outright attack by radicals who do want to replace it, and we are pushing back against the unelected bureaucratic and authoritarian administrative state that the left uses for power and control.  Normals have zero desire to collapse America, harm its economy, or enslave its people through Marxist control.  Radicals do.  Radicals have been engaged in a soft insurrection with occasional violence for 100 years.  Now, they're feeling Normals rising.

Democrats Avoid Campaigning on Biden's Floundering Build Back Better Agenda.  Democrat Congressional candidates running in GOP House districts are noticeably avoiding talking about President Joe Biden's floundering Build Back Better agenda, the Daily Beast observed on Tuesday [1/11/2022]. [...] While Democrats "frequently tout their commitment" to several of the bill's provisions — like prescription drug costs, child care, and "climate change" — many "don't explicitly acknowledge" Biden's $2 trillion in "social spending."

Democrats Support Punishing the Unvaccinated.  [Scroll down]  78%, of Democrats support COVID vaccine mandates, which would force people out of their jobs if they choose not to receive a vaccination.  Three-quarters have a favorable opinion of Dr. Fauci.  A majority of Republicans and unaffiliated voters oppose the mandate and have a dim view of President Biden's chief medical advisor.  In addition, a majority of Democrats support harsher measures for those who decide not to receive a vaccine that can't prevent transmission or illness: [...] If you want to know how far some of these biosecurity state cheerleaders will go, 29% would agree to take your children if you refuse to get the Fauci ouchie.  Oddly, only 54% of black Americans are fully vaccinated, but 63% support Biden's vaccine mandate in the poll.  The survey notes that President Biden's strongest supporters are most likely to endorse his COVID policies and the harshest punishments for the unvaccinated.

America's U-Haul Revolution.  Not everyone in Blue State America is moving to a far healthier Red State.  It only seems that way.  But enough are doing so to say, without a doubt, it is one of the most significant trends in America today.  A revolution of sorts.  It's long been known in demography and population economics that people leave areas known for authoritarian tyranny, stagnation, stultification, crime and excessive regulation in order to find the opposite somewhere else: economic freedom, dynamism, social diversity and good government.  It's a big reason why literally hundreds of millions of people around the world have expressed their desire to emigrate to the U.S.  But it's also true within countries, too.  Amid a backdrop of slow overall population growth, a problem in itself, comes the mass exodus of more than a million Americans moving largely from Blue States to Red States, expressing dissatisfaction with high taxes, rampant crime, lockdowns, vaccine mandates, excessive state government regulations, a politically stifling "woke" culture, and lack of economic opportunity and freedom.

LA Times:  It's necessary to mock the deaths of the unvaccinated.  In Orange County, California, Deputy District Attorney Kelly Ernby recently passed away due to complications from COVID. Ernby had been a vocal critic of government vaccination mandates and was herself unvaccinated according to her family and friends.  This led to the predictable, ghoulish end-zone dancing on social media that we regularly hear from supporters of mandates and immunity passports.  While most people in the media are compassionate enough (or at least politically sensible enough) to condemn such callous behavior, the Los Angeles times managed to find someone to take the opposite position.

The Left did us a great favor.  [Scroll down]  Actually, it's not Joe Biden, it's the ranks of the Karl Marx Book Club elites and grandchildren of the Yippies now occupying the White House, along with Obama, Rice, Pelosi, et al.  They have taken us to a place, and swiftly, that we never imagined before.  They are center stage revealing on an almost daily basis how truly wacky is the road to socialism with its accompanying demands for the masses to adhere to their demands.  They, after all, know better than we.  They know we will be better served with higher fuel and food prices, trillions more in national debt, prosecutors who no longer prosecute, millions of illegals crossing the southern border, depleted law enforcement ranks, solar and wind energy, fear of COVID, fear of global warming (climate change), placement of teacher unions in charge of public education and... well, the list goes on.

Who Are the Real Insurrectionists?  Recently, Democrats have been despondent over Joe Biden's sinking polls.  His policies on the economy, energy, foreign policy, the border, and COVID-19 all have lost majority support.  As a result, the Left now variously alleges that either in 2022, when they expect to lose the Congress, or in 2024, when they fear losing the presidency, Republicans will "destroy democracy" or stage a coup.  A cynic might suggest that they praise democracy when they get elected — only to claim it is broken when they lose.  Or they hope to avoid their defeat by trying to terrify the electorate.  Or they mask their own revolutionary propensities by projecting them onto their opponents.  After all, who is trying to federalize election laws in national elections contrary to the spirit of the Constitution?  Who wishes to repeal or circumvent the Electoral College?  Who wishes to destroy the more than 180-year-old Senate filibuster, the over 150-year-old nine-justice Supreme Court, and the more than 60-year-old, 50-state union?  Who is attacking the founding constitutional idea of two senators per state?

Biden beefs up efforts against Big Meat.  With inflation raising red flags for consumers across the country, the Biden administration is continuing its war on big meat processors that it claims are reaping record profits at the expense of consumers and smaller competitors.  The White House has released what it calls an action plan for "a fairer, more competitive, and more resilient meat and poultry supply chain" complete with a wide range of initiatives.  "In too many industries, a handful of giant companies dominate the market," President Joe Biden said in a Monday meeting to discuss the issue.

There Is No Radical Right, and There Is No Mainstream Left, Either.  [Scroll down]  Yet oddly, leftists claim the people's mandate in all their ends.  They claim it in their quest to overthrow the independent Supreme Court.  To do that, they seek to abolish the over 215 year-old requirement in the Senate that most matters pass with supermajority support in order to carry out their plan to pack the Court with leftist judges.  After using the supermajority threshold to their own advantage 327 times just last Congress, including at least nine times to block major bills, now leftists want a change.  Why?  Because too many Supreme Court Justices espouse what they say is an extremist judicial philosophy.  What is this philosophy?  That the Supreme Court should abide by the Constitution instead of making it up to enact laws too unpopular for the democratically elected Congress to pass.  It's the Constitution itself leftists seek to overthrow.  And our democracy along with it.  That's insurrection.

Six Basic Concepts Liberals Don't Get.  [#6] Reality is not fungible.  Liberals don't understand that we cannot exchange our reality for another one.  Understanding that truth comes from a recognition that we do not control the laws of nature or economics.  Reality is not fungible.  The laws of nature cannot be changed because they are inconvenient.  Truth is fixed, and facts are hard.  People do not have their own reality.  If they perceive the world other than as it is, they are not enlightened; they are deranged — or liberal, or both.  Conservatism tends to accompany the acquisition of wisdom.  Conservatives want the same outcomes as liberals but understand that simplistic solutions don't fix problems; they perpetuate them.  Choosing to accept reality and live according to the laws of nature leads to a prosperous and happy life.  Choosing to fight reality leads to a life of frustration and disappointment.  Perhaps that explains why liberals live in a perpetual state of unhappiness.

The Left's 'Ron DeSantis Is Missing' Conspiracy Just Blew Back on Them.  Democrats and liberal media have been trying to claim that DeSantis has gone missing.  Now, he's only missing in their minds.  But it's quite something to watch such desperate mania unfold like this.  They created a fantasy, completely out of whole cloth.  Not only did they claim he was missing; they even claimed that it was probably because he had COVID, based on no evidence at all. [...] In addition to the work and being with his family on Christmas, DeSantis also was doing something else this week that they don't care about either.  He was taking his wife to cancer treatment.  Yes, they're attacking a family who is having to deal with a serious medical illness.

Nobody likes Joe.  Inflation, violent crime, job competition from illegals, and the monstrous Afghanistan pullout are taking their toll on old Joe's president[i]al approval ratings. [...] Joe threw blacks, women, independents, Latinos, suburbanites, and others over the side in his bid to please the AOC crowd.  Gas prices through the roof.  Bye-bye energy independence.  Federal drilling halted in the name of 'going green.'  A major pipeline shut down at the flick of Joe's pen.  No parental input in education.  Critical race theory drummed into the heads of the young.  Schools closed.  What teachers' unions want, teachers' union get.  Coddle and pay illegals with bottomless funding while border towns pay extra for the surge, crime, and spreading of COVID.  Throw the poor out of their jobs with vax mandates.  Reintroduce inflation, brought on by Federal Reserve money-printing to pay for Joe's big government spending.  Whip up whitey-as-bad-guy rhetoric, defund the police, ignore violent crime even as turns every blue city into another Caracas.

Voters may dislike inflation, but Democrats don't.  20% of all dollars were created in 2020, and Democrats want to spend trillions more.  A recent poll found that one-third of Americans see inflation and household bills as their top concern, ahead of COVID.  Yet Democrats push for more spending and dismiss the issue of inflation as a Republican talking point.  It doesn't seem as if this strategy will pay off, but perhaps the government has so little incentive to control inflation that even a poll like that doesn't faze politicians.  When inflation rises, the government may collect more tax revenue, and Americans who derive their income from the government get a raise and are thus protected from the worst of inflation.  It's a win-win situation — as long as you're lucky enough to be in the government or paid by it.  Inflation isn't all bad really; it just depends on who you are.

Omicron upends the class politics of Covid.  Until Omicron came along, the official response to Covid served as an instrument of class warfare against blue collar workers and small businesses, on behalf of the tech oligopolists and selected big businesses such as Target, which were deemed "essential." Not coincidentally, blue collar workers and small businesses are the core of the GOP base, while Silicon Valley and the plutocracy are the cash cows and power base of the Democrats.  But the Omicron Variant has — at least for now — turned that class dynamic on its head. [...] The psychological identity of the Democrats' ruling class, the educated professionals, rests on their presumed intellectual and moral superiority over the basket of deplorables.  Bette Midler spoke for almost the entire Democrat elite when she slammed the West Virginia constituents of Joe Manchin as toothless illiterates.  They cannot be good unless their opponents (including most readers of the site) are bad.  And that badness includes vaccine hesitancy and Covid vulnerability.

Jim Jordan Says Brandon Has "Done Everything Wrong".  Jim Jordan, appearing on Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures" program, had some harsh words for the Brandon Administration, which he said has "done everything wrong.["]  Beginning his remarks, he warned that "Elizabeth Warren seems to be hinting at price controls."  And what does that mean for the average American?  As he put it, "And we know what that will do.  That will only exacerbate the problems we see out there."  That is, of course, the opposite of what the average American wants.  As Jordan put it, "So, in simple words, I think the American people would like — they'd like safe streets, they'd like affordable gas, and they'd like freedom."  But, again, that's not what we're getting from Team Brandon.  "Instead," Jordan said, "what Biden's giving them is record crime, record inflation and Dr. Fauci."

Sorry Santa, you're too white, straight and male.  Santa Claus is too white, too straight and too male for most young people in the UK today, according to a poll.  The modern depiction of Father Christmas as an old white man with a big bushy beard who wears a red and white suit was made globally famous by Coca Cola's adverts of the 1930s.

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The rest of the article is not "family friendly" enough to be quoted here.  Here's a synopsis:  Perverts are in favor of spreading perversion.  Feminists spread feminism wherever they can.  Communists are in favor of destroying all traditions.  One might easily wonder if the "poll" cited in the article above was really just an incitement, to get all the left-wing fruitcakes to offer up their favorite suggestions.

Escape from Democratic governance.  Manhattan may not be the country's premier maximum-security prison, but New Yorkers sure are fleeing the state like their lives depended on it.  According to Census Bureau data released this week, no state lost a greater percentage of its population to domestic migration, or 1.5%, than the Empire State.  In all, 20 states lost population to other states in the 12-month period between July 2020 and July 2021, most of them controlled by Democrats.  The three biggest net losers, California (minus 367,299), New York (minus 352,185), and Illinois (minus 122,460) are all completely controlled by the Democratic Party.

White Men Are No Longer the Democrats' Most Pressing Electoral Concern.  Democrats face a mountain of issues.  They have an inflation crisis that voters seem primed to nail them to the wall over.  The supply chain crisis is still ongoing.  The economy is not well despite the endless propaganda peddled by the Biden administration.  Russia and China are flexing their muscles.  The southern border is a mess.  COVID is still not shut down.  And Build Back Better just got killed by Joe Manchin.  Now, moderate Democrats who cast their lot with the progressive wing and voted for the left-wing action items are saddled with this legislative fumble.  Meanwhile, Joe Biden's approval ratings are sinking faster than the Andrea Doria.

The White House's Vaccine Threats Aren't To Keep You Safe.  They're To Keep You In Line.  By now, you've likely seen or heard the latest coronavirus messaging from the White House, which President Joe Biden is scheduled to talk about again later on Tuesday.  The president gave the first doomsday message for the unvaxxed, COVID response chief Jeff Zients repeated it, and chief of staff Ron Klain doubled down on it, so the comments were no slip of the tongue.  This is the administration's official line.  "We are intent on not letting omicron disrupt work and school for the vaccinated.  You've done the right thing, and we will get through this.  For the unvaccinated, you're looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm," Zients said, one day after Biden made nearly identical comments.  This messaging is problematic for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which is its remarkable ability to further harden 50 percent of the country against the so-called "unity" president, who has shaped up to be leagues more divisive than his predecessor.  But buried under the latest "dark winter" threat is an admission from the Biden White House that its detractors have been right about its aims all along.  The contrast between the in-group and the out-group isn't that one is rid of the virus while the other isn't.  The difference is that one has "done the right thing."

Chuck Schumer's Tough-Guy Act Could Backfire Spectacularly in 2022 and Beyond.  On Dec. 17, Rasmussen Reports noted that 77% of likely voters were following the news about the BBB Act at least somewhat closely.  Only 38% support the legislation, while 45% are opposed.  Among Democrats, support declined to 62%, and a mere 34% of independents want the spending bill passed.  As the debate drags on, fewer voters seem likely to support President Biden's signature legislation.  In combination with other factors, it also seems to be pulling down the president's approval rating.  According to Rasmussen, as of Dec. 20, 41% of likely voters approve of President Biden's job performance while 57% disapprove.

Self-imposed term limits are the best kind.
Two More House Dems Make Mad Dash for the Exits as Joe Biden's BBB Agenda Implodes.  With voter concerns sitting squarely on uncertainties about the U.S. economy on issues like worsening inflation, the ongoing supply chain crisis, and the gloomy jobs outlook, a number of House Democrats have apparently concluded it's best to get out while they can.  As of last week, the number was at 20 with the announcement that five-term Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) would be retiring at the end of his term.  But today, barely 24 hours after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) dashed Joe Biden's hopes and dreams on the BBB bill, two more House Dems said in so many words that they're headed for the exits, too.

Spielberg's Politically Correct "West Side Story" Flops With Audiences.  Call it Woke Side Story.  Because there's woke, really woke, über woke, and then there's this:  not including subtitles for a movie's Spanish dialogue because you don't want to give "English the power over the Spanish."  That's exactly what director Steven Spielberg did, and why, in his recently released West Side Story, a "remake" of the iconic 1961 film of the same name.  Spielberg says, however, that it's not a remake but a "reimagining."  But no matter one's imagination, it's hard to conceive of the flick's debut this past weekend as anything but a flop — and expensive one, too.

Spielberg's 'Woke Side Story' Dives 68% at Box Office in Week Two.  All hope for Steven Spielberg's racially divisive West Side Story remake died in week two, plummeting 68 percent with a humiliating take of just $3.4 million.  After ten days in release, which includes two weekends, this historic box office bomb has grossed just $17.9 million. [...] Between production and marketing, this stinker probably cost close to $200 million.  As a result, Disney's going to lose a fortune.

Why Is the Left Worried Suddenly About the End of Democracy?  What is behind recent pessimistic appraisals of democracy's future, from Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Brian Williams and other elite intellectuals, media personalities, and politicians on the Left?  Some are warning about its possible erosion in 2024.  Others predict the democracy downturn as early 2022, with scary scenarios of "autocracy" and Trump "coups."  To answer that question, understand first what is not behind these shrill forecasts.  They are not worried about 2 million foreign nationals crashing the border in a single year, without vaccinations during a pandemic.  Yet it seems insurrectionary for a government simply to nullify its own immigration laws.  They are not worried that some 800,000 foreign nationals, some residing illegally, will now vote in New York City elections.  They are not worried that there are formal efforts to dismantle the U.S. Constitution by junking the 233-year-old Electoral College or the preeminence of the states in establishing ballot laws in national elections.  They are not worried that we are witnessing an unprecedented left-wing effort to scrap the 180-year-old filibuster, the 150-year-old nine-person Supreme Court, and the 60-year tradition of 50 states, for naked political advantage.

Democrat Senator Ron Wyden Blocks Bill Banning Products Made From Slave Labor In Communist China.  Democrat Senator Ron Wyden (OR) blocked a bipartisan effort on Wednesday to advance a bill that would ban imports from communist China's Xinjiang region — where China is committing a genocide against religious minorities — that were made using slave labor.  "Wyden blocked a bill that would ban goods made with forced labor in China's Xinjiang region after Senator Marco Rubio [R-FL] rejected his request to add an unrelated extension of the child tax credit," Bloomberg News reported.  "The bill has broad bipartisan support and was on track for quick final passage by unanimous consent after having cleared the House by a voice vote."  Nike, which has lobbied Congress to weaken the bill, is the top financial contributor to Wyden.

Democrat Senator Under Fire After Speaking at Communist Group's Gala.  Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) spoke during a recent gala held by a communist group, hailing the event as a "remarkable occasion."  Blumenthal was present when the Connecticut People's World Committee, a branch of Communist Party USA, held an awards ceremony earlier this month.  He was introduced as a "special surprise guest."  "I am really excited and honored to be with you today and to share this remarkable occasion," Blumenthal said.  "You don't have to agree with anyone or everyone, with any party or any particular union or organization.  I'm here to honor the great tradition of activism and standing up for individual workers that is represented by the three honorees here," he added.  Blumenthal spoke for about six minutes.  "If you are not already part of the Communist Party, we invite you to participate and contribute and join," Lisa Bergmann, one of the event's hosts, said after the speech.

Update:
Connecticut senator regrets attending communist awards show, believed it was 'labor event'.  Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) says he regrets his participating in an awards event hosted earlier this month by the Communist Party of America.  On Dec. 11, Blumenthal attended an awards ceremony hosted by Communist Party USA affiliate the Connecticut People's World Committee.  The lawmaker gave out three certificates from the Senate to winners of the "Amistad Award," honoring labor and social justice activism.  Blumenthal used the opportunity to promote the now-seemingly dead Build Back Better Act, as well as the Democratic party's efforts to pass elections legislation.  In an interview with the Hartford Courant, the senator said he believed he was attending "strictly a labor event."  "If I had known the details, I wouldn't have gone," he said.  Blumenthal was in attendance as event organizers actively encouraged viewers to join the Communist Party.

The Editor says...
Sen. Blumenthal insults us all by claiming he didn't know he was cavorting with communists.  He was making a speech but didn't know who he was talking to.  If that's true, he really is a useful idiot.  But of course it isn't true.

Companies Need to Learn From the Salvation Army Suffering From Their Wokeness.  [Scroll down]  One recent example of this signaling foolishness cropped up last month, involving the Salvation Army.  It was revealed that the church/charitable organization had produced an internal guide about racism, focused entirely on white privilege and what must be done to correct many ills as a result of systemic racism.  As I covered a few weeks ago, the claims by the group's PR division that they were not targeting whites — and they had not called for apologies for being racist — were completely false, based on the contents of the very guidebook they had produced.  Well, this is the time for corporations to take notice.  It's clear that pandering to the activists by telling the bulk of your donors that they are racist, as you ask them for continued support, is not paying off.  In just a few short weeks, we are seeing the direct impact this adherence to a woke agenda has had on the Salvation Army, as across the nation they are reporting that donations are not just lower but significantly down.  It is sad and amazing to witness, as a completely unneeded social activist agenda has led to severely depleted levels of support.

The Salvation Army pays a big price for its foray into wokedom.  In November, the Salvation Army officially went woke, declaring that, after soul searching, it was calling upon all White people associated with or donating to the Salvation Army to admit their racism and repent.  After an angry response from the public, the Salvation Army itself repented...of its wokeness and it walked back its message.  It was too late, though.  Local Salvation Army chapters are seeing 50% drops in both volunteers and donations.  Get Woke; Go Broke.

They're not getting another nickel from me.
Salvation Army Faces Holiday Shortages After Telling White Donors to Face Their Racism.  The Salvation Army asked for more than donations this year.  The Christian charitable organization asked all white donors to reflect on their racism this year.  Wow.  After a major uproar the Salvation Army backtracked over Thanksgiving weekend and released a statement refuting the claims of their racial demands.  The Salvation Army then removed its absurd "Let's Talk About Racism" guide following the intense backlash over a text last week that told white donors to "sincerely apologize" for their racism while hinting that Christianity is institutionally racist.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal 'excited and proud' to help Communist Party USA celebrate its 102nd anniversary.  The alliance of mainstream Democrats with communism is becoming obvious.  I am so old that I can remember when embracing the Communist Party was a political death sentence. [...] Senator Blumenthal's second term in the U.S. Senate ends in 2023, meaning he must stand for re-election next year in a year expected to be very difficult for Democrats.  Of course, Connecticut is so Democrat-friendly that he received 63% of the vote when he ran for re-election in 2016, so maybe he has nothing to fear.  He'll be 76 years old next year and is estimated to be worth well over $100 million thanks to his father's Wall Street career as a commodities trader.  (I wonder how the CPUSA regards the legitimacy of such wealth!  It's a good thing he didn't live in Cambodia under communist Pol Pot.)

The Turn.  You may be among the increasing numbers of people going through The Turn right now.  Having lived through the turmoil of the last half decade — through the years of MAGA and antifa and rampant identity politics and, most dramatically, the global turmoil caused by COVID-19 — more and more of us feel absolutely and irreparably politically homeless.  Instinctively, we looked to the Democratic Party, the only home we and our parents and their parents before them had ever known or seriously considered.  But what we saw there — and in the newspapers we used to read, and in the schools whose admission letters once made us so proud — was terrifying.  However we tried to explain what was happening on "the left," it was hard to convince ourselves that it was right, or that it was something we still truly believed in.  That is what The Turn is about.

Swing-District Iowa Dem 'Very Active' in Group That Wants to Abolish ICE, Establish Sanctuary Cities.  A swing-district Iowa Democrat is "very active" in a group that works to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), end the deportation of illegal immigrants, and establish "sanctuary" cities throughout the state.  State legislator Christina Bohannan, who is running to unseat Republican congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks, praised the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa (CWJ) during a 2020 candidate forum, saying she is "very active" in the liberal immigration group.  Just months before the forum, CWJ called to abolish ICE, the federal entity responsible for immigration enforcement and terrorism prevention.  The group has also worked to stop illegal immigrant deportations and "keep ICE out of Iowa" by fighting against a 2018 bill that revoked state funding from "sanctuary" cities that intentionally fail to enforce federal immigration law.

San Francisco restaurant that ordered cops out is poster child for the local wokester idiocy.  [Scroll down]  They actually turned cops, who would have been paying customers, away.  Restaurants the world over are famous for welcoming cops to their establishments.  Some give free food or discounts.  This is how the cop-and-donut legends got started.  Others do it to ensure that cops will always come if there's a problem.  Customers find the presence of police comforting historically, the same way anyone would if there was a wildfire in the area and the fire truck decided to park in one's driveway, as happened to my sister during the big Bonsall "Lilac" fire a couple of years ago.  When she saw the gargantuan CalFire truck parked at her residence on the nightly news, even with the sky red and the front-yard palm tree on fire, she knew it was going to be OK, and it was.  It's natural.  But not to these guys.

The Counterrevolution and the Republican Party.  For nearly a year the Biden "presidency" — whoever they are — has subjected the United States to a destructive revolutionary agenda of unprecedented scope and virulence, all of it arising out of an irrational civilizational death wish for which there is no historical parallel.  No more than a small minority of Americans knowingly voted for this.  Given safety from reprisal, large majorities of the electorate would reject both the underlying unhinged beliefs and the ruinous policies and goals that have been promoted since Biden and his opaque gang took office.

Willie Horton and the Democratic Party's Greatest Fear.  Republicans call for high bail levels for proven violent repeat offenders and bail-jumpers; Democrats call for an end to bail, and for the virtual elimination of holding even dangerous prisoners until trial.  Republicans call for stiff and certain sentences for convicted violent criminals; today's Democrats call for never-ending second chances, and even for the elimination of prisons themselves, as in the meantime, impatient Democrat governors and judges routinely throw open the prison gates on the slightest whim. [...] Republicans warn against the cultural decline that has children more likely to be raised in a single-parent household than in a nuclear family unit; Democrats go so far as to champion single motherhood as an objective good, campaigning for ever more welfare programs to encourage such generational dependence.  Is it any wonder that our nation is suffering a massive crime wave?  Is it any wonder that overwhelmed and unsupported police are resigning and retiring in disgust and despair?

Americans don't care for corporate activism.  A new warning to woke CEOs:  Americans don't want corporations meddling in divisive political issues, and they perceive such activism as phony pandering.  There's also a huge gap between what consumers believe about woke activism compared with out-of-touch executives, according to a study conducted by the Brunswick Group, a management firm.  Amazon yanks a documentary about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.  EBay scraps Dr. Seuss books.  Disney fires actress Gina Carano.  Do consumers agree with these moves?  Brunswick found 63 percent of corporate executives "agree unequivocally that companies should speak out on social issues," but a mere 36 percent of voters agree.  Corporate brass also has "a highly inflated sense of how effective corporate communication has been on social issues compared to voters."

The Twin Pillars of Biden's Failure.  Everything has gone so terribly wrong for the Biden Administration, and in the ways that were widely predicted, that it is hard to believe Joe Biden could be perceived as a successful or at least potentially successful president if only he had avoided being such a tool of the Democratic extreme Left.  On the afternoon of his inauguration, he killed the Keystone XL Pipeline and curtailed fracking and offshore oil and gas exploration, and ordered the end of construction of the southern border wall.  The consequences have been over 200,000 illegal migrants entering the United States across the southern border most months and the rise in the price of gasoline from approximately $2 a gallon to $5 a gallon across the country.

It's Jefferson's Fault.  The removal of a statue of Thomas Jefferson from New York City Hall on November 22nd raises troubling questions.  That the statue had been there unmolested since 1833 reconfirms that ours is a harsh era of savage reassessments without the tempering influence of context.  Whose fault is it that Thomas Jefferson's statue is, for many Americans, no longer acceptable for public display?  Rejection of American heroes of the past is an essential element of Democrat revolutionary ideology.  One can only observe in astonishment as slaveholding Founding Fathers like Jefferson are strongly rejected on "moral grounds" by the very same Democrats who shout their approval of and support for abortion. [...] The Democrat party was founded by Thomas Jefferson in the late 18th century as the Democratic-Republican party as a foil to the Federalists.  Fundamentally, this new party was meant to ensure the rights of the states versus the federal government.

BLM is all about that holiday cheer, aren't they?  Normal people:  Despite the messiness of human nature and history, we have been blessed with a nation of abundance, learning, and freedom beyond measure, where people of all backgrounds can sit at the table as friends and neighbors.  BLM:  YOU PEOPLE ARE ALL LITERALLY HITLER.  DIE! DIE! [...] All BLM knows how to do is divide.  They won't acknowledge real history.  They want to get neighbors to hate each other so they can conquer the supposedly "stolen" land.

How to explain our garbage economy to your Biden-supporting aunt.  Wasn't President Joe Biden supposed to return us all to normalcy?  Just how did three free and wildly effective vaccines, multiple therapeutics, and Donald Trump banned from Twitter not only fail to fix the economy but actually make it worse?  This is an actual conversation you may have with well-meaning family over your Thanksgiving table, and it may confound not just deluded Democrats but ordinary folks who simply skim the headlines and remain baffled at their gas bills doubling and their favorite foods missing from the grocery aisles.

The Bleak Misery of a Leftist Thanksgiving.  For a leftist Thanksgiving must be the pits.  To be thankful...is there anything more antithetical to the left's worldview?  Imaginary injustice lurks behind every corner.  Unconscious prejudice taints every good deed.  Every wholesome tradition props up the "supremacy" of some unworthy culture.  No, no, who could be thankful for all that?  Dividing people for sport and insisting they feel miserable in their lives are the fuels that propel leftist power.  Something must always be wrong, and someone, somewhere, must always be blamed.  When life is seen as nothing more than a series of battles on the bloody path to "progressive" Utopia, every day must end in failure — and what kind of human being could possibly be thankful for that?

The New Blue Confederacy.  Why are progressive regions of the country — especially in the old major liberal cities (e.g., Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle) — institutionalizing de facto racial quotas through "proportional representation" based on "disparate impact"? Why are they promoting ethnic and racial chauvinism, such as allowing college students to select the race of their own roommates, calibrating graduation ceremonies by skin color and tribe, segregating campus "safe spaces" by race, and banning literature that does not meet commissariat diktats?  Why are they turning into one-party political fiefdoms separating the rich and poor, increasingly resembling feudal societies as members of the middle class flee or disappear?  What does it mean that they are becoming more and more intolerant in their cancel culture, and quasi-religious intolerance of dissent, on issues from climate change and abortion-on-demand to critical race theory and wokeness?

Utterly Delusional:  Pentagon Spokesman Says Climate Change Is Just As Much A Threat As China.  Given its massive military buildup, penetrations of Taiwanese air space with squadron upon squadron of top of the line fighter jets, continued industrial and military espionage, and island-building in the South China Sea, not to mention that it just built a range on which it can practice targeting US ships, you might think Red China poses the greatest threat to America and her interests abroad[.]  Not so, according to Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby (the same guy that was reticent to admit that dozens of families of American soldiers were stuck in Afghanistan).  According to that delusional Pentagon apparatchik, "climate change" is just as much a threat as Red China.

More on how the public feels about those massive payments to illegal aliens.  The other day, Ed Morrissey looked at a recent Trafalgar poll sampling the nation's feelings about massive reparations payments for families who were separated at the southern border.  That would be the result of a pending lawsuit that the State Department is reportedly considering a settlement on.  It's a payment plan that Joe Biden initially called "garbage," before deciding that he was actually perfectly fine with it after all.  But were Trafalgar's numbers an outlier?  After all, the national opposition to the payments reflected in that poll was pretty much off the charts, showing nearly 67% disapproval, with well over half "strongly" disapproving.

Governor Kate Brown
These People are Not Stable.  Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently dropped all reading, writing and math proficiency standards for high school graduation, because she claimed it was unfair to "people of color" for them to have to pass tests in order to graduate.  Expecting black, brown and latino students to comprehend math and write in coherent sentences is racist — or so goes the policy.  Governor Brown also mandated that masks continue be worn indoors and outside regardless of vaccine status.  Historically, there has been a solid argument that leftism is a mental disorder; at least the vast majority of those who espouse leftist worldviews do indeed appear to have some cognitive impairment the vast majority of non-leftist people do not relate to.  Slowly, as the years have progressed, it is now entirely possible to look at a person and predict their political persuasion.  This is Oregon Governor Kate Brown today:  [Photo]


The Ten Stages of Genocide Are Hitting a Little Too Close to Home.  [Stage 1] Classification:  Governments begin dividing people into "us" versus "them."  Hillary Clinton calls Trump-voters "deplorables."  Barack Obama disparages freedom-minded Americans as racists and rubes who "cling to guns or religion."  Joe Biden says America is plagued by "white supremacy."  Joint Chiefs chairman Mark Milley believes that the military must tackle "white rage."  Attorney General Garland thinks parents who object to government schools indoctrinating their children with racial Marxism and hyper-sexualized curricula are "domestic terrorists."  Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters and looters are lauded as civil rights heroes, while Trump-voters who protest for election integrity are denounced as "insurrectionists," hunted down by the regime enforcers at the FBI, and left rotting behind bars with little in the way of due process.  Those who object to governments' totalitarian plans to spend hundreds of trillions of dollars and take control over free markets in order to combat the weather are ridiculed as "climate deniers."  Those who believe governments' authoritarian reactions to the China Virus have been more harmful to humanity's well-being than the virus, itself, are demonized as "selfish," "ignorant," and "anti-science" villains.  And now, even after denying that they would ever institutionalize "vaccine passports" as requirements for travel outside the home, governments are, in fact, remaking their nations into "papers, please" police states.

Six Takeaways From November's Remarkable Election Results.  [Scroll down]  The Democratic Party doesn't know who they are.  For a year and a half they preached "Defund the Police," but when that notion became problematic they tried to disown it as quickly as possible.  Their progressive wing thinks they have overwhelming mandates, meanwhile Democrat moderates know full well that their Congressional majorities are hanging by a thread.  Democrats deny Critical Race Theory is being taught in our schools, then brag about it being taught in our schools, sometimes doing it during the same discussion.  The only two things Democrats appear to be certain about are as follows:  1) They know they want to be the party of identity politics and divide us as much as possible, and 2) They want to spend exorbitant amounts of our tax dollars in exploiting those divisions.  Neither approach is a good idea, and last Tuesday's results proved it.

Jennifer Rubin, of the WaPo and MSNBC, calls on media to stop treating Republicans as 'normal'.  In a very crowded field, Jennifer Rubin stands out as possibly the most extreme case of Trump Derangement Syndrome among the former conservatives driven mad (in my opinion) by Donald Trump's presidency.  Her hatred of Trump and the party that now is dominated by him and his supporters is so extreme that she wants the media to stop treating it as a legitimate representative of the roughly half the populace that votes for it.  Yesterday [11/13/2021] on MSNBC, she called for new "rules" that would require the media to essentially treat Republicans as pariahs.  [Video clip]

Nikole Hannah-Jones Displays More Historical Illiteracy With Absurd Tweet About Hiroshima Bombing.  New York Magazine writer and founder of the "1619 Project" Nikole Hannah-Jones took to Twitter this week to offer her historically illiterate take on why the United States bombed Hiroshima during World War II.  In a now-deleted Nov. 6 tweet, Jones attempted to argue that the only reason the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city was due to financial reasons.  "They dropped the bomb when they knew surrender was coming because they'd spent all this money developing it and to prove it was worth it," she wrote.  "Propaganda is not history my friend."  Jones has since tried to backtrack on the statement, saying that "apparently we are at a time in my career where a tweet response with 100 likes is worthy of all kinds of explication and condemnations five days after I wrote it, even after I've deleted it.  But sure, ok."

The Editor says...
She's right about one thing:  Propaganda is not history.

A Deeper Divide.  If you think America was split back in 1861 over states' rights, you should see it now.  Every minority group is yelling wolf and that they won't take it anymore, the only one with their jaws shut tight as if by wire, the WASPs.  Never has America been more ferociously divided, with every movie and TV series showing white men as bloodthirsty criminals, lefty pundits on TV presenting a nation ruled by white supremacists.  Much of the media went slightly hysterical after a so-called conservative won the governorship in Virginia.  All the poor winner did was go against the indoctrination of children in the fine arts of racial hatred, homosexual pornography, and gender neutrality.  Virginia parents rejected critical race theory, which tells black children that white children are inherently evil.  Listening to some of the pundits decrying the Virginia election of a moderate, a visitor from Mars would think a Hitler-Stalin heir had just carried the state.  What actually won Virginia for the Republicans was the simple argument of whether parents have rights over what their children are being taught or not.

Americans Want This President Out.  No one should be puzzled by the poll's results.  Americans are weary of Biden's inflation, his border crisis and unforced foreign policy errors, a supply chain and a COVID promise that have both been broken, his failed energy policies, his undermining of policing and law and order across the country, his divisiveness and hard-left swerve, his "woke" military, a shaky economy, and his vaccine mandate, to name but a handful of his more notable failures.  Count us as being among those who wish to see Biden leave the White House as soon as possible.  But his replacement would be no better.  There's a reason Vice President Kamala Harris has an approval rating of 28, 10 points lower than the approval rating of her boss, the man Americans want to be rid of.

Treasury Department Nominee Says Biden Administration Purposefully Wants to Bankrupt Oil, Coal and Gas Companies.  Against catastrophic outcomes, we have been pointing out how the people within the Biden administration are not incompetent; they know exactly what they are doing, and they are destroying the U.S. economic system on purpose.  All of their economic damage is by design, it's a feature — not a flaw.  An example today is so demonstrative of that point, it's almost a parody.  Joe Biden's nominee for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), a branch of the Treasury Department that polices some 1,125 banks, is a communist ideologue named Saule Omarova.  She is directly from communist central casting and literally from Kazakhstan in the former Soviet Union.  Ms. Omarova graduated from Moscow State University in 1991, and Joe Biden nominated her for the OCC job in September.

My Fearless Predictions on What Happens Next.  Prediction One:  The Democrats won't get the economy on an even keel by 2024.  Democrats really need to crank up interest rates to curb inflation right now and flush all their stimulus and new entitlement plans away right now.  Any delay makes the inflation worse and puts the Fed in an impossible situation when it will really need to raise interest rates to kill inflation.  Just in time for the 2024 election.  Prediction Two:  The Democrats won't curb their CRT wokey crazies before 2024, and the American people will be fit to be tied by then.  In a way, I get why Democrats are saying that there's nothing to see here, no CRT in the schools.  They see their current woke initiatives as just noble activism that continues the fight against the age-old evils of patriarchy and racism. [...]

What I Saw At Our Southern Border.  Those in charge of our country are not interested in you or your grievances.  They're interested in one thing: fundamentally transforming this country and all but guaranteeing the demise of western civilization.  The shifting demographic of this nation will ensure that the United States of America as we know it will disappear.  Millions have invaded our country, possessing no allegiance to this nation or its history and as people with little in common are forced to live together, not even speaking the same language, cultural clashes will ensue.  Our government has ceased to perform its most basic function and we have simply been too lazy to notice or even care.  The total stand down at our border is symbolic of what is happening in the rest of the country.  The border, our nation's debt, the fracturing of our culture, and the decline in living standards are all tied together.  One trip to the border and you understand that the defund the police movement is simply an extension of the policy implemented at our borders.

Virginia Paves the Way for Trump's Return.  There has been a great deal of discussion of the widespread Republican victories last week, many of them belaboring the obvious.  Fundamentally, the United States is a political society based on personal freedom, a free market, and on democratically legislated and responsibly enforced laws.  The current administration's belief in virtually unrestricted immigration, higher taxes, authoritarian regulation — including COVID vaccine mandates, and a heavy redistribution of wealth from those who have earned it to those who have not — are all antagonistic to the ethos that the United States has had for all of its history.  In the circumstances, some sort of reversal was almost inevitable and is the off-year American electoral custom.  Those who were surprised by the Republican victory in Virginia and the near-dead heat in New Jersey had not recognized the extent of the affront to traditional democratic voters of the Sanders-woke-leftward lurch.

Must-see Tucker Carlson video about the cause of America's woes.  Biden is aware that he's failing, but rather than step away from the White House, he meekly does whatever his handlers tell him to do.  That's where security lies.  Unfortunately, his handlers are unchained ideologues.  A good government tries to benefit its people and ensure the greatest prosperity and happiness for the greatest number.  A government filled with ideologues is so focused on its utopian visions that it is willing to destroy the people to "save" them.  That's why, for example, that despite polls showing that over two thirds of Americans oppose reparations for illegal aliens, Biden's government is going forward with the plan.  For the ideologues, taking massive sums of money from struggling Americans to give to people who illegally entered our country is a means to achieve permanent Democrat political power and all the wonders it will bring.

Viewers [are] Complaining About Muted Crowd Noise On ESPN For Alabama-LSU Game, Possibly Due To Anti-Biden Chants.  The Alabama football team hosted the LSU Tigers for a Southeastern Conference contest at Bryant-Denny Stadium. [...] While many college students remain under the spell of their liberal and socialism indoctrination, the college football crowd is not the typical campus empty heads who are busy playing Hakki sack and smoking hemp.  These college sports fans tend to be red meat-eating Americans as their parents and alumni are.  They are not buying into fake news propaganda and it shows.  Chanting "F Joe Biden' has become a new patriotic American tradition.  It's not just at football games.  The phenomenon is growing and in just one month has spread to concerts, boxing matches, golf tournaments, marches, protests, and other public venues.

One Minute Before Midnight.  No one gets to tell you what your job is worth.  No one gets to tell you what you must allow into your body.  No one gets to tell you that you have no right to interfere with what they wish to "teach" your kids.  Period.  The Founders would alternately laugh and cry at this madness.  No one should be allowed to abridge your right to free speech, to defend yourself, or to believe and worship as you wish, and your conscience dictates.  No faceless, unelected bureaucrat should be allowed to essentially make laws that seriously impact your life.  And no one in power should be able to ignore, overturn or otherwise negate your vote.  (Those who preposterously pretend that there was absolutely no malfeasance in the 2020 presidential election are either complicit, ignorant, hiding behind a wall of deception, or insane.)

Why Progressives Ruin Democrats.  In 2019 Prince Harry and Meghen Markle, other celebrities, and CEOs flew private jets, which produce eight to ten times the emissions as flying commercial, and stayed in yachts at a Google conference in Sicily to discuss climate change.  In 2020, dozens of important policymakers around the world were caught violating their own covid regulations, and sometimes didn't seem to care.  When San Francisco Mayor London Breed was caught on video dancing at a packed night club without her mask on, she demonstrated no remorse.  Breed told a television reporter that she was just letting off steam and people should lay off.  Progressives wave away concerns of elitism.  Earlier this year, Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went, unmasked, to the swanky Met Gala, wearing a dress emblazoned with the words, "Tax the Rich," and surrounded by masked help, including a man subserviently holding the dress train.  Progressive "fact checkers" pointed out that somebody else paid for Ocasio-Cortez's $35,000 ticket, as though that made her behavior less elitist.

After last night.  The Virginia gubernatorial race was close — according to the most recent New York Times update this morning, the margin is now is 67,000 votes or 2.1 percent out of nearly 3.3 million votes — Glenn Youngkin appears to have beaten Terry McAuliffe beyond the margin of fraud.  Has Fox News called the race yet?  Every media outlet that calls races preceded Fox News in calling the race for Youngkin. [...] Youngkin's victory is in part attributable to the catastrophes of the Biden regime.  Steve Hayward anticipated the contribution of larger forces to the outcome in his New York Post column "Virginia goes right every time DC goes too far left."  McAuliffe recruited the leading figures in the Democratic establishment to come out on his behalf.  He called on Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Barack Obama, James Clyburn, Stacy Abrams, and teachers' union honcho Randi Weingarten to stir Democrats.  They succeeded in turning the race into a referendum on the Biden regime as well.

26 Democrats Ask Federal Agencies to Investigate if Texas Migrant Arrests Violate [the US] Constitution.  Democratic members of Congress are asking the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. attorney general to investigate whether arrests of migrants violate constitutional rights.  Over two dozen Democratic members have joined together to investigate "legal problems that have arisen out of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's border security initiative to arrest and jail migrants on state criminal charges" reports Austin's local CBS station.  Specifically, the 26 Democrats sent a letter asking the federal bureaus to investigate Abbott's "catch and jail" immigration policy.  The representatives claim the policy violates the U.S. Constitution because of violations of state law and logistical problems that have resulted from the thousands of arrests.

Just How Bad Was Last Night for Democrats?  All politics is local, and there is nothing more local than your children and your wallet.  If the Democrats were smart, they'd be waking up this morning and figuring that out.  Virginia is right in the backyard of Washington D.C. and the national politics were not enough for the Democrats to hang on to a state they won by 10 points one year ago. [...] The Democrats were hoping for a lot last night.  They were hoping to show January 6, Donald Trump, alleged voter suppression, and racism would absolutely bring their voters out to the polls yesterday.  They were hoping they could win a race without Trump being in office or on the ballot.  They hoped that division and othering the opposition while not admitting to very real problems with their governance wouldn't be an issue.

The Media's Desperate Attempts To Protect Biden Spectacularly Backfire.  "Let's Go, Brandon" became a popular online meme after an NBC reporter was shown interviewing NASCAR winner Brandon Brown as the crowd behind them unmistakably chanted "[...] Joe Biden."  In an attempt to gaslight viewers on behalf of Biden, the reporter's response to the serenade was to utter:  "Brandon ... as you can hear the chants from the crowd: 'Let's go, Brandon!'"  Suddenly, that phrase started showing up everywhere, on T-shirts, in headlines, and across the internet. [...] So, by trying to protect President Joe Biden from the embarrassment of "[...] Joe Biden" chants, the media created an even more popular saying — one that can't be censored but gets the message out just the same.  Except, then they did try to censor it.  By taking down Gray's "Let's Go, Brandon" video — on the ludicrous grounds that it was spreading misinformation about COVID vaccines — YouTube and Instagram apparently helped propel the song's popularity and drive it to the No. 1 spot.  At least, that's what Gray thinks.  The New York Post quoted Gray as saying:  "Cancel culture doesn't work anymore.  It only works on people who are scared ... all it does is help me out.  Thanks, YouTube!"

Democrats don't want to admit why Biden is failing.  The RealClearPolitics and FiveThirtyEight presidential approval trackers both say the same thing:  President Joe Biden has never been more unpopular with voters than he is right now, and he is growing more unpopular every day.  Asked to explain why Biden is so unpopular on Meet the Press today [10/31/2021], Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher noted that much of the slide in Biden's approval has come from young Democrats who "took to the streets and marched a year ago" and aren't interested in "roads and bridges."  "They were marching for justice and racial equality.  So we have to act on that."  Is that where Biden's support is slipping, though?  From Democrats who believe we haven't done enough about "racial equality"?  According to ABC News, Biden's approval rating has fallen furthest on three key issues:  "gun violence" (39%), Afghanistan (34%), and "the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border" (31%).

Portland Travel Group Says City Is Too Scary For Tourists.  Travel Portland is the name of group that promotes tourism to the city.  It describes itself as "a promoter and steward of this evolving city and its progressive values, which have the power to transform the travelers who visit us."  But Wednesday [10/27/2021] the group presented a report to the Portland City Council with some bad news.  The evolving city and its progressive values have become a big turn off to tourists.

PETA Urges MLB to Replace 'Bullpen' with 'Arm Barn'.  Animal rights organization PETA has called for Major League Baseball to "strike out" the word "bullpen" in favor of "arm barn" because, as the organization claims, the current term is a reference to a "holding area where terrified bulls are kept before slaughter."  "Words matter, and baseball 'bullpens' devalue talented players and mock the misery of sensitive animals," PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a press release.  "PETA encourages Major League Baseball coaches, announcers, players, and fans to changeup their language and embrace the 'arm barn' instead."

The Editor says...
[#1] If you don't like baseball terminology (or America), don't go to the games.  [#2] The overlap between PETA people and baseball fans is near zero, so the baseball announcers could have a field day with derisive mockery of this suggested destruction of our language and traditions.

Joe Biden is hopelessly out of touch with voters' priorities.  Inflation is at its highest level in decades.  Store shelves are empty.  The southern border is in chaos.  Hundreds of Americans are still trapped in Afghanistan.  China just tested a hypersonic missile.  Employers can't find workers to keep their businesses running.  No wonder more than 60% say the country is going in the wrong direction.  But don't worry:  President Joe Biden has a "National Gender Strategy" that will turn everything around.  The document, released on Oct. 22, is every bit as ridiculous as it sounds. [...] The agenda in the document is, at heart, the same tired laundry list of new government programs that the Left has been trying to force on the nation for decades using other specious justifications.  Nowhere does the "strategy" address inflation or the border crisis.  The only time COVID-19 is even mentioned is when the document asserts that no one has suffered more from the pandemic than "women and girls of color."  And that's not even true — the data indicate that men are more likely to die from COVID.

Democrats are right to be scared of backlash against critical race theory.  In Virginia, parents have realized what's at stake.  Public school enrollment in Fairfax County, one of the wealthiest in the country, continues to drop, even though schools have returned to in-person learning full-time.  Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is rapidly losing support, especially among voters with K-12 children.  And that's because concerns about public education and the backlash against leftist efforts to keep parents out of it are organic, no matter how much Democrats would like them not to be.

'Keep parents out' sign
Pure Marxism:  McAuliffe Supporters Are Posting Signs Promising to "Keep Parents Out of Classrooms" as Campaign Winds Down.  Democrat Terry McAuliffe is currently in a tight race against Republican Glenn Youngkn in the Virginia gubernatorial race.  McAuliffe believes parents shouldn't be telling schools what to teach their children in the classroom.  And now as the campaign winds down McAuliffe supporters are allegedly putting out signs to "keep parents out of classrooms."  It's so over the top that it is almost unbelievable.  This would be something you'd expect to see in the former Soviet Union, not in Virginia!


Male Pregnancy:  The Greatest Miracle of All.  By now you may have heard of the left's latest insistence that we drop the expression "pregnant women" in favor of "pregnant people."  By using this phrase, they wish to emphasize that it is not only women who can conceive and carry children.  According to the woke, men can now also partake in the joys of pregnancy.  This is surely a remarkable position to take by those who routinely mock the virgin birth of Jesus as narrated by the New Testament.  As you may know, most of our science-oriented woksters think the notion of a woman conceiving by divine intervention is a completely ridiculous idea that could only be believed by a backward ancient culture.  And yet, these very same people have apparently no problem believing that a biological male can become pregnant.

The Evil Party.  From the eugenics in the early 20th century to Germany in the 1930s, nothing will dissuade a committed leftist from their objective. [...] In this country, they are in charge, but just barely.  A 3-seat majority in the House and a tie in the Senate they can break in their favor might as well be a landslide in their eyes.  They don't let decisively losing statewide referendums deter them from their objectives, why would they let slim majorities?  They fight to win, and when they lose they sue to overturn the will of the people.  Has there been a referendum in California they've lost they haven't sued over?  When Republicans have a clear majority, Democrats filibuster, shut down the government, and in states they flee to prevent legislatures from doing their jobs.  When even a fraction of that favor is returned — use of the filibuster — it's somehow a rekindling of Democrats' Jim Crow laws.  That is evil.

Moderate Democrats [are] all but extinct.  The Wall Street Journal wrote Tuesday [10/19/2021] that President Biden was making another attempt to salvage his stalled legislative agenda by meeting separately with progressive and moderate Democrats.  The next sentence was more telling:  The moderates were Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).  The progressives were too numerous to mention.  If you get the impression there are only two senators holding back the great flood of government waste known variously as "Build Back Better and the "human-infrastructure" package, you've got the whole story — as told by the Washington press corps.  For my money, the much more interesting angle, and far more important to the future of America, is what's going on with the other 48 Senate Dems.  All apparently are on board with the most expensive piece of legislation in history and are happy to be called progressives.

People [are] 'Angry' About Border, Inflation, COVID, 'Ludicrous' Biden Policies.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) weighed in on the [...] "Let's Go Brandon" movement sweeping the country Friday [10/15/2021] in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News.  "Let's Go Brandon," replied the Lone Star State governor when asked about the viral trend from the 50 yard line at the University of Texas's Darrell K. Royal Stadium.  "Let's Go Brandon" is the newer, more family-friendly version of the anti-President Biden slogan which was born after an NBC reporter embarrassingly misreported a NASCAR crowd chant earlier this month.  "It is happening because of the disastrous policies that are implemented by Joe Biden," explained Abbott.

We Got Here Because of Cowardice.  We Get Out With Courage.  A lot of people want to convince you that you need a Ph.D. or a law degree or dozens of hours of free time to read dense texts about critical theory to understand the woke movement and its worldview.  You do not.  You simply need to believe your own eyes and ears.  Let me offer the briefest overview of the core beliefs of the Woke Revolution, which are abundantly clear to anyone willing to look past the hashtags and the jargon.  It begins by stipulating that the forces of justice and progress are in a war against backwardness and tyranny.  And in a war, the normal rules of the game must be suspended.  Indeed, this ideology would argue that those rules are not just obstacles to justice, but tools of oppression.  They are the master's tools.  And the master's tools cannot dismantle the master's house.  So the tools themselves are not just replaced but repudiated.  And in so doing, persuasion — the purpose of argument — is replaced with public shaming.  Moral complexity is replaced with moral certainty.  Facts are replaced with feelings.

Team Biden is out of touch with the misery its policies inflict.  President Joe Biden's chief of staff brushes off record-high inflation and the supply-chain crisis helping fuel it as "high class problems."  It's a stunning admission of indifference from a well-connected multimillionaire — but just the latest example of this administration's cluelessness about Americans' suffering from its failures.  "This," Ron Klain emphasized Wednesday [10/13/2021] in quote-tweeting Harvard economist Jason Furman, who wrote, "Most of the economic problems we're facing (inflation, supply chains, etc.) are high class problems.  We wouldn't have had them if the unemployment rate was still 10 percent.  We would instead have had a much worse problem."  Fine:  The rising cost of everything from groceries to diapers to cars is no problem for Klain, who's worth between $4.4 million and $12.2 million.

Democrat Dog and Pony Shows Come up Short.  It isn't hard to point out the failures of Democrats.  They're so numerous it would be difficult to compile a comprehensive list of them.  But two recent political gambits by congressional Democrats are falling flat on their face.  Biden's SCOTUS Commission and the congressional J6 commission have completely failed in their purpose of hiding their incompetence in managing anything larger than a fundraising dinner.  Democrats successfully managed to whip their base into a frenzy over the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  It seems like ages ago now, but the #MeToo crowd that trashed Kavanaugh was nowhere to be found when Trump was able to nominate a second Supreme Court justice, Amy Coney Barrett, who was attacked for merely being a mother Democrats didn't like.

Perception is Not Reality.  Television ratings for sports, cable news, entertainment and children's programming are all nose-diving in direct proportion to the amount of agenda-driven ideology being pumped into the content.  No amount of denial, self-deception or spin among the left can change the fact that the public wholly rejects their nightmarish fever-visions for humanity.  What was once a subtle and nuanced bias in the media has become a sledgehammer of over-the-top propaganda, and the viewers are voting with their wallets and TV remotes to reject such indoctrination tactics.

White House Chief of Staff Is Not Worried About 'The Help' Dealing With Inflation.  If you are wonder whether the White House is concerned about the middle-class being impacted by massive increases in gasoline, high home heating costs, extreme food inflation and empty shelves...  Well, the message from White House chief of staff Ron Klain is very telling:  [Tweet]  Apparently feeding your family and making ends meet is a "high class problem."  The elitism and disconnect from the average American always shows up when you look at DC democrats writ large.  They always talk down to those they view as 'the help'.

Is America Becoming Rome Versus Byzantium?  There is now much talk of a new American red state/blue state split — and even wild threats of another Civil War.  Certainly, millions of Americans yearly self-select, disengage from their political opposites, and make moves based on diverging ideology, culture, politics, religiosity or lack of it, and differing views of the American past.  More conservative traditionalists head for the interior between the coasts, where there is usually smaller government, fewer taxes, more religiosity, and unapologetic traditionalists.  These modern Byzantines are more apt to define their patriotism by honoring ancient customs and rituals — standing for the National Anthem, attending church services on Sundays, demonstrating reverence for American history and its heroes, and emphasizing the nuclear family.  Immigration in fly-over country is still defined as melting pot assimilation and integration of new arrivals into the body politic of a hallowed and enduring America.  While red states welcome change, they believe America never had to be perfect to be good.  It will always survive, but only if it sticks to its 234-year Constitution, stays united by the English language, and assimilates newcomers into an enduring and exceptional American culture.

Backlash could force Democrats to rethink IRS 'snooping' provision.  Congressional Democrats, concerned over lukewarm public enthusiasm for their massive social welfare spending package, may be forced to modify a tax-raising provision that has prompted a significant backlash.  A plan to provide the IRS with access to individual bank accounts with balances as low as $600 may end up significantly modified or even dropped altogether amid opposition from lawmakers and trade groups who say it would infringe on privacy and create significant liability for financial institutions as well as add new costs for consumers.

There Are A Lot of Brandons.  The beauty of "Let's Go, Brandon" is how it not only captures the utter contempt that America has for our alleged president, who is currently polling about as well as Michael Moore would be among Golden Corral managers, but how it captures what is either unbelievable cluelessness among the media, or unbelievable mendacity.  Probably some of both.  NASCAR driver Brandon Brown [...] was being interviewed by NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast.  Now, NBC is [...] perhaps the most full of it of all networks even in a universe that, for some reason, includes CNN.  The crowd in the background begins a chant.  It's a chant that is sweeping the nation, heard at college football games, rallies, and wherever patriots are gathered.  It's not "Let's go, Brandon." [...] Everyone hates Joe Biden, and this spontaneous chant is a symptom of the disease infecting his poll numbers.

Revolt of the masses:  The left has overplayed its hand.  I think the left is realizing it has a tiger by the tail.  The people are getting uppity.  Parents are assailing school boards over critical race theory and transgender madness.  So much so that the Biden Justice Department is sending out the FBI to investigate whether, as the National School Boards Association bombastically charges, some parents are guilty of "domestic terrorism and hate crimes."  Boy, it's lucky for those BLM/Antifa rioters in 2020 that they refrained from badmouthing teachers and school officials while torching the cities.  Their "peaceful protests" might have been investigated.  Meanwhile, former Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the Clinton bag man who is running again for his old job, stated, "I'm not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decisions."  He added, "I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."  This stuff ticks off parents, and GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin is taking full advantage.  He is running ads accurately depicting Mr. McAuliffe as an authoritarian, anti-parent elitist.

De Blasio ruthlessly jeered at NYC Columbus Day Parade.  Mayor Bill de Blasio just discovered a whole new world of people who can't stand him.  Hizzoner was ruthlessly jeered at Monday's Columbus Day Parade, where several members of the crowd shouted obscenities and insults at him as he made his return to the yearly Italian American celebration.  [Examples omitted here for brevity, among other things.]  Last year, de Blasio sparked outrage from his fellow Italian Americans when the city public school system scrapped Columbus Day, replacing it with Indigenous Peoples' Day.  Also in 2020, de Blasio was excluded from New York's major Columbus Day event.  The head of the Columbus Citizens Foundation told The Post that the mayor was not invited to speak at the virtual event after the cancellation of the in-person occasion due to the pandemic.

McAuliffe Calls Parents 'Racist' and CRT 'Made-up,' but Refuses to Define It.  How hard up is Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at this point?  He took a beating from his opponent, Republican Glenn Youngkin, in the last debate, particularly over the issue of parents having a say in their children's education.  McAuliffe got into deep trouble, saying, "I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."  He then got into more trouble the next day trying to defend that indefensible statement when he said, "You don't want parents coming in, in every different school district saying this is what should be taught here and this is what should be taught there."

Dissident Rebels Adopt 'Let's Go Brandon'.  Comrades, the command and control authority are struggling to find a way to block "Let's Go Brandon", claiming it is a forbidden coded message from the rebel alliance.  Apparently people who value liberty and freedom have adopted the expressive term, and the innocuous nature of it makes it problematic to censor.  [Video clip]

Shamelessly pandering to every misguided freak, pagan, and pervert:
Justin Trudeau mocked after using '2SLGBTQQIA+' acronym.  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being mocked on social media after he published two posts that mention the latest woke iteration of an acronym for people with different sexual identities — 2SLGBTQQIA+ — which some likened to an encrypted password or "headbutting the keyboard."  "People across the country are lighting candles to honour Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people who are missing or have been murdered.  We must continue to work together, raise awareness, and advocate to end this ongoing national tragedy.  #SistersinSpirit," the prime minister posted to Facebook and Twitter on Monday, referencing the Sisters in Spirit vigil, which honors women of specific racial or sexual identities who are missing or have been murdered.  The number and letter '2S' in 2SLGBTQQIA+ includes people who identify as "Two-spirit," referring to someone who identifies as having both a masculine and a feminine spirit.  It is used by some Indigenous North Americans to describe their sexual identity.

The Left hates self-sufficiency.  Classical Marxist socialism was based upon a presumed revolt of the working class.  Interestingly enough, in the more than 100 years since Marx, there has never been a single revolt of the working class in a capitalist country — not one.  Why?  Because in capitalist countries, the working class has it too good.  Workers have no reason to revolt.  In fact, in capitalist countries, workers aspire to improve their lot until they themselves become members of management or business owners.  And such economic advancement is readily available to all who are willing to work hard, devote many hours of time, save and invest money, and accept and mitigate risk.

If Politics Are Downstream From Pop Culture, Then What is FJB Telling Democrats?  Andrew Breitbart famously said that politics was downstream from pop culture.  Andrew's ability to engage any audience that generally didn't care about politics, while displaying the Machiavellian manipulators in a way that was brutally effective, made him an enemy to those who avoid sunlight.  What we are seeing amid college football games, and recently any venue where a large audience is assembling, is really quite remarkable.  The cultural shift within the modern political sphere was triggered by Donald Trump; his election was the biggest middle finger to the elites, and ultimately the scale of his support amid a global population that was disenfranchised is why they needed to eliminate him.  The leftist Marxist's have power.  However, their unquenchable lust for power, specifically showcased in their COVID-19 reaction, has put them in a place where they are in power but losing the cultural argument.

The Wife Beater In Chief.  [Scroll down]  This administration is openly pummeling the people it should be accountable to, and I fear the nation is being conditioned to believe that they deserve no better.  We are told by *President Husband that we shouldn't complain that he leaves the back door unlocked (to the southern border) every night.  Despite all the people who help themselves to our property, resources, and land.  He tells us that we are the ones who are the problem — simply because we want to sleep in peace and not be taken advantage of.  Another on his team — a guy running for Governor in Virginia — tells us we have no real right as a parent to know what our kids will be taught in schools.  Others within their fold want our kids to report on us if we say or do certain things that they deem inappropriate[.]  They gaslight us when we ask about national security and they demand unquestioned loyalty as it pertains to their judgement of which groups of radical Muslims they let in. [...] Speaking of gaslighting — they do this all the time!  They tell us that there is no such thing as inflation even though basic household needs like lumber and copper were over 400% higher in price since his arrival in the White House.

Democrat push to expand government, inject race alienates 2022 swing voters, polling shows.  Newt Gingrich, who crafted the Contract with America that upset Washington's political status quo a quarter century ago, has quietly been conducting one of the most extensive polling operations ever of swing voters ahead of the 2022 election.  His takeaway:  Democrats' big government, race-focused and America-disparaging agenda could bust the fragile coalition that put Joe Biden in power last November.  His polling, shared with Just the News, shows Americans overwhelmingly think the United States is the greatest county in history, prefer free-market capitalism to big government socialism, reject the premise of critical race theory that skin color is a predeterminant to success, and oppose defunding the police.  In other words, Democrats have overreached with an agenda that this week alone will put $4.5 trillion in government expansion on the table in Congress with a series of critical Biden agenda votes.

New York Times publishes redesigns of the American flag, Twitter mockery ensues.  The New York Times published an opinion essay on Tuesday that imagined new designs for the American flag, some of which emphasized divisions and decline in the country.  "The American flag is a potent piece of national iconography, but its design shifted frequently until the early 1900s.  What if it were redesigned today?  We asked artists and graphic designers to try," the Times wrote.  "Some are functional designs, others artistic renderings; some represent America as it could be, others how the artist sees the country now."  One design from Andrew Kuo shows a flag split into four rectangles with one square consisting of red and white stripes while the other three are solid blue, yellow, and green rectangles.  According to the artist the red stripes represent the past, the white stripes represent the future, while the solid colors represent "untapped potential," "repairing systemic racism," and "taking care of our planet."

The Editor says...
[#1] Obviously, the people who publish the NYT hate American traditions and want to destroy them all.  [#2]  I doubt if one American citizen out of ten thousand cares enough about "taking care of our planet" to alter the design of the U.S. flag to express such concern.

The Democrat party no longer shares values with Catholics.  For a half-century and more, [the Democrat party of the United States] has co-operated with those who were willing and often eager to undermine and eventually destroy the classical American family — that is, the married two-parent family, the social unit that, according to Catholicism, is the building block of any society.  When I was young (I'm very old now), marriage was thought to be the proper location for sex, for child-bearing, and for child-rearing.  Now, thanks to Democrats and their morally liberal supporters, marriage is often looked on as a charming antique. [...] Catholicism regards abortion as a kind of homicide — or as Pope Francis said recently, murder.  Democrats, diametrically opposed to the Catholic view, see abortion as nothing less than the exercise of a "fundamental human right."  Only the other day, every Democrat but one in the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill that will, if it becomes law, give federal statutory protection to almost any imaginable abortion up 'til the moment of birth.  This diametric opposition of views is not limited to abortion.  It is also found with regard to homosexual practice.  Democrats consider this practice to be a fine and splendid thing, at least for those who are "born that way" — so fine and splendid, in fact, that it deserves to be at the center of a new and honorable kind of marriage.  Catholicism, on the other hand, considers homosexual practice to be a grave sin, a contrary-to-nature perversion.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe Makes Enormous Blunder at Virginia Governor Debate.  Last night [9/28/2021], Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin debated again as part of the race to be the next governor of Virginia. [...] During the debate, typical positions were staked out, but when the topic of what's being taught in schools came up, McAuliffe made an enormous blunder.  The clip is still going viral this morning.  [Tweet with video clip:  Terry McAuliffe:  "I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."]  On what planet should parents not be directly involved in what's being taught to their children?  It is parents who elect schoolboards or elect the officials who appoint them.  Kids are not wards of the state, not yet anyway, and it's jarring to see someone who wants to be governor of a fairly large state pronounce that parents should have no say in whether educators feed their children garbage or not.  Youngkin should have this playing on repeat in every single ad he puts out over the next month before the election.

Glenn Youngkin Goes for the Jugular After Terry McAuliffe's Stunning Declaration on Public Education.  Though it's laughable that Clinton Democrat Terry McAuliffe keeps trying to portray himself to Virginia voters as a "woke" moderate with the all-important backing of so-called "leading conservatives" like Never Trumper Bill Kristol in the state's closely-watched gubernatorial race, what's not in any way funny is what he declared last night during his debate with Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin on the issue of public education and parents' roles in what their children are being taught.  As we reported earlier, McAuliffe and Youngkin were sparring over state education guidelines on transgender students, what's appropriate to teach children in public school classrooms, and if parents should be notified when lesson plans will include sexually explicit content when a visibly agitated McAuliffe told a persistent Youngkin that "I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."  For those who missed the moment, watch:  [Video clip]

Liberal Parents Raise Young Child Without A Gender, Make HIM Wear Girl Clothes, Play With Girl Toys.  This is Zoomer.  Zoomer was born a boy.  How do we know?  Because he was born a boy, that's how.  Zoomer was also born with two liberal leeches attached to him.  These liberals were Zoomer's parents and refused to acknowledge Zoomer's born gender identity and instead called HIM they and them.  They also made Zoomer play with both boy and girl toys as well as wear dresses and male clothing, just in case Zoomer was a born drag queen or something.  At age 4, Zoomer figured out he was a boy and this was a big moment for his not-so-bright parents.  [Video clip]

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Luke 17:2

The War on Veterans.  Brown University, the prestigious Ivy-League college in Rhode Island, has an ROTC corps on campus, but they are not allowed actually on campus.  You read that right.  For whatever reason the future officers of America that come from Brown are not allowed to actually be on campus.  How about the town of Medford, Massachusetts?  The Socialist mayor of the large town north of Boston, Breanna Luengo-Koehn is putting forth legislation to stop war veterans "5-point preference" for civil jobs like Police departments and fire departments.  Luengo-Koehn is giving the 5-point preference to people of color citing "The preference for veterans is not compatible with our social justice agenda[.]"  When the veterans service officer for the town spoke up, he was removed from City Hall by police escort and is now on leave pending an ordered "Psychological evaluation[.]"  Oh yes, the crazy veteran narrative.  In 2009 and 2021, United States veterans were classified as a threat to national security by the Department of Homeland Security.  A leaked document from DHS in 2009 outlined veterans as "Susceptible to recruitment from right-wing extremist groups[.]"  It caused so much outrage that DHS Security Janet Napolitano had to apologize to veteran groups in a press conference from the White house.  Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi have gone to great pains to point out that 30 of the members of the January 6 trespassing event were veterans and government needs to do more to "Root out extremists in the ranks[.]"

Dem wants non-citizens to vote in NYC elections: 'If people have a problem, they should move'.  There can be no mistake that Democrats want to see as many illegal immigrants as humanely possible flow into the United States.  Common sense and logic dictate that there's no other answer as to why the Biden administration is allowing over 200,000 migrants a month to illegally enter the country.  With well over one million illegal immigrants having entered this year, and the total approaching two million, the question is why would this be a priority for the party?  Democrats seem hellbent on granting amnesty to those in the country illegally, with the belief that many of these unskilled migrants will vote blue, giving the party what would be a deciding influx of millions of new voters.  It may be decades before they lose another national election.  But some lack the patience for the political machinations to play out here and simply want to change the laws to allow non-citizens to vote.

Protesters Shout Down Al Sharpton's Press Event at Texas Border Bridge Camp.  The Rev. Al Sharpton toured the makeshift Haitian migrant camp situated under the local international bridge Thursday.  At the conclusion of his visit, Sharpton attempted an impromptu press conference.  His remarks were cut short after protesters shouted him down until choosing to leave the site.  In the video, a visibly frustrated Sharpton can be seen trying to speak to media.  Shouts from the crowd of mainly residents included the phrases "go home," "get out of Texas," and "our Border Patrol are heroes."  Attendees eventually crowded the reverend's entourage as they exchanged words — prompting a quick departure.

Cruz: South Texas Democrats Threatening to Leave Party over 'Open Borders'.  Wednesday [9/22/2021], during an appearance on FNC's "The Ingraham Angle," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Democrats in South Texas, which he explained was a long-time Democratic Party stronghold, were weighing leaving the party over the Biden administration's handling of the U.S.-Mexico border.  Cruz also said that as long as the Biden administration refused to apply the law, the problem would worsen. [...] "Most of the local elected officials in South Texas are Democrats, and that's long been a Democratic area of the state," Cruz continued.  "I got to tell you, every elected Democrat I met with was so horrified by what's happening at the border.  They said to me over and over again, they said, Listen, if the Democratic Party is the party of open borders, count me out.  I can't support this."

Democrats Are Watching Helplessly as Their Influence Over Florida Is Destroyed.  Florida was once considered a battleground state, but whatever influence the Democrats had over the Sunshine State is swiftly disappearing as issue after issue plagues their efforts to gain momentum and their footholds are disappearing for the first time ever.  According to The Hill, Democrats are facing a myriad of issues such as a fundraising gap a mile wide when compared to the Florida GOP.  This is on top of the fact that the voter registration advantage that they've held for years has effectively been destroyed, going from 700,000 more registered voters in the state to just 23,551 over the course of 2008 to today.

Idle hands do the devilish Dems' work.  The hardest working states, as measured by WalletHub, are predominantly Republican.  The lowest 10 in the rankings are mostly run by Democrats.  Probably not a surprise since they were lavish with unemployment benefits and other work disincentives.  Democrat-run states and cities rarely score well in various quality of life ratings.  Notably, the U-Haul ranking of states by migration growth shows that people are fleeing blue states for red states, usually for economic reasons.  They intend to work hard and benefit from the fruits of their labor.  The dignity and sense of purpose that accompany hard work can be tied to long-lasting happiness — which conservatives enjoy more than liberals — versus the fleeting, instant gratification the ingordigious lefties pursue.

Politico: Biden's domestic agenda [is] near collapse — and Dems know it.  A trillion here, a trillion there, and sooner or later people start noticing the math doesn't add up.  Enough people have noticed this about Joe Biden's expansive and expensive domestic agenda to put the entire enterprise on the verge of collapse.  And Democrats know it, Politico reports, but are too torn to stop what appears to be inevitable: [...] As pointed out in my earlier post, Biden has suddenly gone from team leader to albatross in the midterm fight.  His approval polls have sharply tanked ever since the debacle in Afghanistan, making it even more difficult to get moderate Democrats behind Biden.  The big question now is whether Biden can rebound from it, or whether this becomes a Hurricane Katrina confidence-crisis cascade.  That may depend in large part whether national media outlets choose to keep providing Biden cover on the abandoned Americans in Afghanistan, but if hostage situations arise, that will become an impossible task.

Newt Gingrich has a plan for regaining Congress.  Newt Gingrich, the one-time history professor whose insights in 1994 about the American electorate helped Republicans gain control of the House for the first time in 40 years, thinks he's got a plan that will return Congress to Republican control in 2022.  His research has revealed that there are multiple unifying issues that concern all Americans and that Republicans are the ones with the more appealing platforms regarding those arguments. [...] According to Gingrich, there are 16 issues that bind Americans together.  Indeed, 85% of voters are in accord as to these issues, with only a left fringe opposing the majority viewpoint.  The most obvious issue is defunding the police, which Americans strongly oppose.  The most interesting thing Gingrich and his team discovered while working with Larry Kudlow, is that Americans haven't really bought into socialism, although they think they've been alienated from capitalism.  However, if you frame the two political systems by talking about liberty versus big government, people suddenly view them differently.

The Masking of the Servant Class:  Ugly COVID Images From the Met Gala Are Now Commonplace.  From the start of the pandemic, political elites have been repeatedly caught exempting themselves from the restrictive rules they impose on the lives of those over whom they rule.  Governors, mayors, ministers and Speakers of the House have been filmed violating their own COVID protocols in order to dine with their closest lobbyist-friends, enjoy a coddled hair styling in chic salons, or unwind after signing new lockdown and quarantine orders by sneaking away for a weekend getaway with the family. [...] But as is so often the case, the most disturbing aspects of elite behavior are found not in what they have prohibited but rather in what they have decided is permissible.  When it comes to mask mandates, it is now commonplace to see two distinct classes of people:  those who remain maskless as they are served, and those they employ as their servants who must have their faces covered at all times.  Prior to the COVID pandemic, it was difficult to imagine how the enormous chasm between the lives of cultural and political elites and everyone else could be made any larger, yet the pandemic generated a new form of crude cultural segregation:  a series of protocols which ensure that maskless elites need not ever cast eyes upon the faces of their servant class.

Democrats Continue to Lose Ground in Texas as Hispanic Voters Turn Their Back on the Left.  The blue wave that the left said was going to hit Texas continues to recede further and further back as numbers continue to show Democrats losing ground in the Lone Star State.  According to Texas Monthly, Starr County is turning red by leaps and bounds with Republicans showing up in droves and increasing their presence by the triple digits while Zapata County is seeing red for the first time in decades.

Left-wing ideologues on 20th anniversary of 9/11: The Capitol riot was worse.  Give it a rest, just for one day.  Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the day Islamic terrorists brutally murdered nearly 3,000 Americans, some of whom were crushed by the collapsing World Trade Center towers while others fell to their deaths or were burned alive.  It was a somber occasion, leaving many as angry as they were sad.  However, not everyone treated the anniversary with the gravity it deserved.  Indeed, rather than pause their partisan activism for even 24 hours to mourn the dead, or at least allow the victims of the attacks to grieve in peace, certain left-wing activists continued this weekend to attack their conservative neighbors.  Some even saw the 20th anniversary as a perfect opportunity to draw a straight line between the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and 9/11.

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Amid Disasters at Home and Abroad, Biden White House Staffers Busy Choosing 'Magic Spirit Animals'.  They call them "public servants," although that usage is a bit quaint in this age of staggeringly corrupt, self-serving politicians, and it's good to know that Biden White House staffers are hard at work, doing everything they can to improve the lot of Americans and protect our nation and its allies.  Politico reported Tuesday that "some people in the Biden administration are huge Harry Potter fans" and are spending a lot of time choosing "magic spirit animals" for themselves.

Rep. Nancy Mace:  All House Democrats Voted Against Survey Of Weapons Left In Afghanistan.  Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) noted on Wednesday [9/8/2021] [...] that every Democrat on the House Oversight Committee voted against her proposal to survey the equipment and weapons abandoned in Afghanistan by the Biden administration.  Mace said she proposed an investigation of the national security implications of military equipment abandoned by the U.S. government in Afghanistan in her capacity as a member of the House Oversight Committee.  She introduced a legislative amendment to utilize "a very nebulous line dealing with $25 million" to "invest and look at what [military equipment]" was given up in Afghanistan.

The Biden Administration Announces an End to Its Legislative Agenda.  Effectively, the Biden Administration is signaling to all parties involved that it no longer has any interest in attempting to get legislation through Congress.  Instead, it will simply fight through the use of executive actions that are almost certainly going to be challenged in the courts and fail.  They cannot get even the most basic parts of their agenda through Congress.  Biden himself is so underwater in the polling and in the eyes of his peers that he has no political clout to speak of.  His policies are being stopped by Joe Manchin, a member of his own party, who is more concerned with his voters and his re-election chances than he is pushing the party's agenda.  And that, by the way, is a clear sign that the Democratic Party, not the Republican Party, is falling apart at the seams.  When your party is in power, you have some leeway to push the party agenda even if your voters don't like it.  But if you can't even get a single piece of your legislative agenda through Congress because of a member of your own party, you're in serious trouble.

Biden gets hostile welcome in NJ touring damage caused by Hurricane Ida.  President Biden on Tuesday [9/7/2021] traveled to New York and New Jersey to tour areas struck by deadly flooding from Tropical Storm Ida, but he received a hostile welcome from some North Jersey residents who heckled him and flashed middle fingers.  Biden repeatedly attributed the flooding that killed at least 50 people last week — 13 of them in New York City — to climate change as he pushed his $4.7  trillion infrastructure and social spending bills.  A Manville, NJ, man interrupted Biden's message by shouting, "Resign, you tyrant!" as he toured a devastated neighborhood.  A pool report said the heckler was standing with a Trump flag in his front yard.  Reporters positioned between Biden and the irate local said the president did not react to the taunts.  Other pro-Trump protesters had greeted Biden's motorcade along its route through North Jersey.

New Jersey locals heckle 'despicable' Biden as he tours neighborhood wrecked by Hurricane Ida floods.  President Joe Biden visited New York and New Jersey on Tuesday [9/7/2021] to view flood damage from Hurricane Ida that killed 52 in the Northeast — and had to endure angry hecklers as he sought to provide comfort to suffering families.  Biden also warned that the nation was now experiencing extreme weather in 'real time' and once again pitched his infrastructure plan as a way to rebuild, saying scientists are warning 'this is code red.'  Biden met with state and local leaders and planning to tour devastation in the area, just days after the visiting storm-ravaged neighborhoods near New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast.

Utility Workers In Louisiana Show What They Think Of Biden As His Motorcade Pass Them By.  President Joe Biden visited Louisiana to survey damage from Hurricane Ida, after almost a week of the deadly storm ravaging the eastern half of the United States.  The President met with local leaders, surveyed some of the storm's damage and delivered remarks in LaPlace.  He also participated in an aerial tour of some of the communities hardest-hit by the storm and met leaders in Lafourche Parish. [...] But what the mainstream media failed to show is the fact that Louisiana's citizens don't like Biden at all.  One video that was sent to us a few moments ago shows Louisiana utility workers doing the same thing that Biddeen did to the American people as Biden's motorcade pass them by.  [Video clip]

Louisiana Utility Workers Turn Their Backs On Biden as Motorcade Drives By.  [Another source for the video clip above]

It's a Movement:  Chanting Against Biden and They're Not Holding Back.  Demented grandpa is not a good look when it gets Americans killed.  The veil that the media had placed over Biden suddenly got ripped off for a lot of people and they saw what a deficient leader and human being he truly was — for a lot of people who may not have been looking closely before.  The media may try to spin for him in the future but it's going to be hard to stuff that genie back in the bottle, especially when he continues to fail to address the ongoing issues.

Biden's free fall.  Biden's approval ratings are in a free fall, with good reason.  Pluralities disapprove of the president's performance, based on the RealClearPolitics and FiveThirtyEight polling averages. [...] Here are a few reasons, in no particular order:
  •   The Afghanistan fiasco and the terrorist attack at the Kabul airport killing 13 American soldiers and at least 90 Afghans;
  •   Failure to end the COVID crisis despite the gift of safe and effective vaccines former President Trump provided him through Operation Warp Speed;
  •   The crisis on the southern border, which Biden brought upon due to his reversal of Trump administration policies;
  •   High levels of crime in major cities across the U.S. while at the same time his progressive allies promote far-left ideas like defunding the police and Critical Race Theory;
  •   A disappointing August jobs report due to the administration encouraging welfare over work — only 235,000 jobs were added to the economy in August, far off the estimates of 728,000 or more.; and
  •   Inflation and record debt due to out-of-control spending, which is getting pushback from even some in his own party.

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Florida diner that posted note refusing service to Biden voters is forced to close after it SOLD OUT of food.  The Florida diner where the owner posted a sign turning away Joe Biden voters after 13 US troops were killed in Afghanistan has had to shut its doors — because so many people called to buy meals for veterans that the small business ran out of food.  'I've gotten so many people calling me from all over the world, from Europe, trying to purchase meals for veterans, which I still haven't been able to organize,' said Angie Ugarte, who posted the sign in the window of the DeBary Diner in the central Florida city of DeBary.  'I think that the veterans will be fed for the rest of the year at the rate I'm getting donations.'

Biden's America-Last Administration:  U.S. Aid Will Keep Flowing to Taliban.  The war is lost, but no one is going to be held accountable and the same blinkered woke dopes are in charge.  In fact, the one whose very name is Blinken, the secretary of State, explained Monday how the Taliban could gain the "international legitimacy and support" that is obviously such a high priority for them, and explained that even if it didn't become the Leftist woke paradise of Blinken's imagining, the American money will still flow.  Of course.  It always does.  Blinken claimed risibly that henceforth, the America-Last administration of Biden's handlers would be guided by a concern for something that has never appeared on its list of priorities up to now:  "our vital national interests."

Dem Congresswoman Blocks Names of 13 Dead Service Members from Being Read on House Floor.  On the heels of what sounded like a disastrous meeting between President Joe Biden and family members of those killed in a suicide bombing in Kabul last week, GOP members of Congress said that one of their Democratic colleagues blocked the names of the 13 deceased service members from being read on the floor Tuesday [8/31/2021].  While members of one Gold Star family walked out of a meeting with President Joe Biden before he even got a chance to speak with them, one Democrat shut down Republican veterans who wanted to read off the names of those lost.

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The Democrats want this story to be stuffed down the News Media Memory Hole as soon as possible.  Any commemoration of the 13 service members would not help that effort.

A Baby Boomer Explains What's Wrong with Millennials.  If you're over 50, you might remember occasionally seeing small children throw temper tantrums in public, 25 or 30 years ago, and wondering what those kids would be like when they grew up.  Well, now you know. [...] [M]ost young people these days seem to desire two things above all else: to live in a socialist utopia and to become internet millionaires — completely oblivious to the reality that those two pipe dreams cancel each other out.  Entrepreneurship requires free markets, which is why there are no hipsters happily blogging away for six-figure salaries in Caracas or Havana coffee shops.  Clearly, we're talking about a bunch of overgrown preschoolers who have been so coddled and protected all their lives that they have no idea what it means to live in the real world and are frightened by their occasional glimpses of it.

Who will take the fall for Afghanistan?  One of the Marine Corps principles of leadership is to accept responsibility for your actions.  In most Western cultures, those who fail spectacularly then resign.  Traditional Japanese military culture demanded that those who failed commit suicide out of shame and honor.  In modern Democrat party political culture, there is no true individual responsibility for one's own actions, either in public or private life.  Everything that goes wrong is either someone else's fault or society's fault.  It's a victimology cult.  A hollow, ritualistic statement of "the buck stops here" is then usually accompanied by the non sequitur of blaming someone else.  This is what President Biden did yet again in recent days.

Not Incompetence:  Afghanistan and Globalism.  Democrats' actions are motivated by their goals.  If we understand their goals, then their actions should be clear.  Trump was the first serious Republican president who rejected globalism and believes in the nation-state — America First.  That's why Democrats not only hated him, but felt entitled to do anything and everything, legal or illegal, to stop him.  Democrats were laser-focused on removing Trump from office, by waging an unprecedented daily media campaign against him, using our Intelligence Community to spy on him, impeaching him twice, and even fraudulently winning the 2020 elections.  With Trump, globalists and socialists now fear his 75 million supporters.  They have become the new obstacle.  That explains the intense hate campaign to tarnish them as racists, "white supremacists," and dangerous insurrectionists against the state.  Democrats and their media are not looking for the truth or to dialogue with the Trump side over the pros and cons of globalism.  Democrats want to keep their goals covert because if they're open about their plan, the majority of Americans will reject it.

The Real Reason Democratic 'Moderates' Are Revolting Over the Biden-Pelosi Agenda.  The moderates don't trust Pelosi to keep her word on passing the bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill that passed the Senate two weeks ago at the same time as the House agrees to consider the budget bill.  It's a delicate dance that Pelosi is trying to choreograph, with the radicals not trusting her to deliver on the massive budget bill and the moderates not trusting her to keep her word on voting for the infrastructure deal.  Indeed, if the massive spending bill is passed by the House, many of the radicals wouldn't see the need for an infrastructure bill.  Conversely, the moderates don't want to be stuck voting for the hyperpartisan spending bill without the infrastructure bill.  It would be the kiss of death in swing districts, and it would be a major selling point for any of their Republican opponents.  Both groups feel they've been doublecrossed before.  Now, it's degenerated into a trillion-dollar game of chicken.

Afghanistan eats Joe and Nancy's pork.  On the night before Afghanistan collapsed, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and all the bigfoot Democrats were in the catbird seat.  Their $4.5-trillion stimulus package was in the bag with both houses of Congress, and all that was left was the vote.  Now things have changed. [...] The $1-trillion "infrastructure" bill, along with its Bernie Sanders-crafted $3.5-trillion "reconciliation" bill, are falling apart fast.  The Associated Press is making no bones about it.  Nancy Pelosi is begging her own moderates to play ball, and time is running out.  Nine Democrats are vowing to withhold votes, likely because they are hearing from voters, and Pelosi can afford to lose only three.

In Mandatory Training, CA Faculty Union Leader Says There's Nothing Good About 'White' Culture.  During last week's two-day mandatory "antiracism" training for members of the California Faculty Association leaders went just a bit further than many Critical Race Theory sessions — including laughing over the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.  The union, also known as CALFAC, is the exclusive collective bargaining agent for all faculty in the 23-campus California State University system, including lecturers, professors, counselors, librarians, and coaches.

Biden's epic Afghanistan debacle:  here's what it means for the Dems' progressive agenda.  How can anybody defend abandoning the strategically critical Bagram Airfield in the dead of night, gifting to our enemies untold amounts of armaments, and not preparing for the evacuation of tens of thousands of Americans?  How can anyone say it's OK for the French, Germans and British to send forces into Kabul to rescue their own people while U.S. troops are told to stand down?  Heads should roll, but under the insipid and gutless guidance (not leadership) of Joe Biden, they will not.  Instead, his Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Vice President Kamala Harris serve as props, standing literally if not figuratively behind the president as he struggles to answer questions from a suddenly inquisitive press corps.  The only remotely positive aspect of the epic disaster unfolding in Afghanistan is this:  all Americans — indeed, the entire world — have now seen the real Joe Biden, and will now question the president's credibility and capability.

A Call to Action.  [Scroll down]  Independents and moderates don't like this any more than we do.  They understand that Democrats destabilize our democracy when they flout the law, disregard the Constitution, or defund the police.  They see the hypocrisy in opening the border with no restrictions for COVID, criminality, or skills, yet closing it to Cubans or Afghans escaping real persecution.  They fear being silenced by the Army of the Woke or petty authoritarians using COVID to curtail their freedoms.  They're revolted by demands to end racism with racism and nullify all of education and history, achievement and progress in the name of white supremacy and privilege.  They justifiably recoil when activists co-opt their children's mental health with fanciful notions that something humankind has always taken for granted, is a choice along an ever-changing gender continuum.

The Afghanistan Debacle is Exactly What the Left Wanted.  There's not much to say that hasn't already been said regarding Biden's unconditional surrender to the Taliban, and it's only the first week.  Bookshelves will be filled with analyses of these events, and we won't understand their full ramifications for decades.  My two cents, for what they're worth, are that the left doesn't consider the fall of Kabul and the betrayal of our allies to be a tragedy.  Rather, this is deliberate foreign policy strategy, and it's right on track.  The pattern is clear for those who wish to see.  Simply put, the left thinks America is not only evil, but irredeemably so.  Hence, any policy, be it foreign or domestic, that weakens our nation-state should be pursued, the goal being that the nation-state will eventually corrode to the point of collapse.  They don't care that the hollowed-out dystopia will be long past its desirability for subjugation, so long as they get to be in charge.

DeSantis: Biden's 'Letting Afghanistan Burn,' 'Obsessed' with Taking Away Parental Rights and Forcing Kindergartners to Wear Masks.  On Wednesday's broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Hannity," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said President Joe Biden is "obsessed with having the government force kindergartners to wear masks all day in school" and "obsessed with taking away parents' rights" while he's allowing Afghanistan to fall apart.

CNN Analyst Argues Against Rescuing Americans Outside Kabul Airport.  You snooze, you lose.  Let 'em rot.  That was essentially the message CNN counterterrorism analyst and former CIA operative, Phil Mudd was sending the American citizens and Afghan allies that couldn't make it to the Kabul airport because they're too scared to risk going outside or live in other parts of the country.  His comments were so shocking that they even took Prime Time host Chris Cuomo by surprise during Wednesday's show.  Mudd's callous comments were preceded by him trying to downplay how much of a disaster President Biden's leadership had been.  He even suggested we wait two to three YEARS before we make a full assessment of what happened with the withdrawal.

The Dystopia Of Progressivism.  Welcome to the new America — the United States of Dystopia:  open borders, massive increases in government, reckless spending, crushing debt, demonized and defunded police, coddled criminals, cancel culture, identity politics, censorship, and socialism.  America is becoming unhinged.  Who should we blame?  One immediate candidate is the progressive wing of the Democrat Party, which now controls the beltway bureaucracy, the White House, most of Congress, and the mayors and councils of our urban ghettos. [...] And now the progressives want to change America by opening borders, defunding police, emptying jails, increasing debt, suppressing speech, and revising history.  Already, too many potential Democrats are crossing the border, irrespective of COVID, trafficking and, the fentanyl accompanying them.  But Cubans, unlike Central Americans, are not welcome since they tend to vote Republican.  Our cities burn and innocent citizens are shot, but the police who serve and protect must be demonized and jails emptied, because disorder is preferable to order whose maintenance is the first duty of sound government.  Suppressing speech is not progress.  Yet Leftists routinely defame their opponents as 'racist,' 'sexist,' 'misogynistic,' 'homophobic,' 'xenophobic,' 'fascist,' or 'deplorable,' using demagoguery reminiscent of Senator Joseph McCarthy to drown out speech with which they disagree.

Storm Clouds For Biden.  For the first time in quite a few years, prices for staple items are rising rapidly, and with the federal government borrowing and spending at a record pace that trend can only accelerate.  People aren't happy about it: this Fox News poll finds that 70 percent of respondents consider grocery and gasoline prices to be a hardship for their families, with 29 percent considering them a serious hardship.  Further, 79% say "the federal government's economic policies" are responsible for rising prices, with 49 percent considering them "very responsible."  To be fair, respondents also blame the coronavirus — not sure how that works — and "the regular ups and downs of the economy."  But as prices continue to rise over the next year, more and more fingers will be pointed at Joe Biden and the Democrats.

Autonomy for Red America, Part 1.  The events of 2020 revealed this leftist turn against free expression had reached the non-tech parts of corporate America, as well.  During the summer's Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, millions of Red Americans watched in helpless horror as nearly every large company they'd encountered or patronized — including most of the most ubiquitous companies long assumed to be apolitical — rushed, in a moral panic, to signal their fealty toward BLM and the most radical racial politics.  In fact, the larger the company (and the larger their base of customers likely to oppose the corporate virtue signaling), the more likely they were to release denunciations of American society as rife with "white supremacy," and to make donations to radical racial, anti-white charities.  These decisions startled many who believed that large corporations were loath to insult the sensibilities of half of their customers, and indicated that, finally, political ideology had trumped the bottom line.  In other words, Red Americans saw that these companies no longer wanted their business.  More than seventy-three million of them voted for Donald Trump in 2020, in no small measure as a defiant protest against what they understood to be a threat to their way of life that is larger than politics.

Meet the White House's new vaccine 'influencer'.  Remember Pajama Boy, the onesie-clad man with hot chocolate who was hired by Obama White House allies to get young people to buy the Obamacare and its 'narrative'?  Well, now it's Benny Drama.  He's the new pop face of the Biden administration's bid to persuade the public to get vaccines. [...] When I first saw it, I wondered if it was some conservative parody.  But nope, it's real, complete with Jen Psaki in her general unpleasantness, serving as a foil for the act.  That moves us on to what it is — an ad for the Biden administration, targeted at young people, supposedly through satire.  But as satire, it falls flat because the Biden administration hiring a person like this is perfectly believable.

The White House Actually Hired This Freak To Socially Influence Kids To Get Vaccinated.  The White House has apparently hired an Instagram influencer who goes by the name Benny Drama.  Clad in a Thom Browne seersucker shorts suit, Kooper storms the White House to make some calls, deliver some coffee, and, of course, create some content.  After popping in to say a quick "Hey" to POTUS, Kooper goes on to assist White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki with a variety of tasks, including booking a nail appointment — not that she'd asked for one.  "It's called initiative," he says.  [Video clip]

Today's Democratic Party Has Evolved into a Progressive Politburo.  Recent political events that have unfolded over the past year have revealed a disturbing pattern of an identity politics-fueled progressivism, evolving from its once distasteful authoritarian impulses, towards a more sinister version, that increasingly exhibits totalitarian proclivities.  From the tactics used to coerce or extort corporate compliance with the policy preferences of progressives to the current struggle to inculcate public school children with the tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT), in word and deed, progressive ideologues are mirroring the tactics used by the former Soviet Union to crush all political opposition and exact compliance with their divisive ideology.  The political tactics of progressive partisans, carried out and nurtured through the political institution of the Democratic Party and its subsidiary organizations, including the higher education establishment, the media, and now in corporations, have become overweening, ruthless, acrimonious, and unapologetically extreme.

Washington Post:  Biden's Migration Policy Is 'Politically Toxic'.  President Joe Biden's border disaster is "politically toxic" for Democrats, according to the Washington Post's editorial board. [...] In reality, the semi-open border policy is powered by the self-serving and very deliberate political alliance of progressives and investors.  That same alliance can also explain the Washington Post's narcissistic and minimal coverage of migration economics.  But that rational alliance is dangerous to the Democratic Party's traditional goals because the public is deeply opposed to wealth-shifting, wage-cutting economic migration.  One symptom is a deep internal split in the Democratic Party, which is largely hidden by the media's refusal to cover migration's pocketbook impact.

Congressional Dems' Own Polls Show Them Tanking.  It looks as if Democrats just now realized there's an election next year.  After months of repeated appeals from pollsters, consultants, and former officials, Congressional Democrats finally appear to be hearing the warnings that their party and their message is not resonating with voters.  But with the party still firmly in the grip of radical progressive politicians and donors, Democrats may have already sealed their fate for 2022.  According to a new poll commissioned by the party's own campaign arm, the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee, Democrats are trailing Republicans by 6 points on a generic ballot among likely voters in swing districts.  Those results, particularly on the economy, which 55% of respondents said they did not trust Democrats to handle, have rightly alarmed Congressional Democrats.  One Democratic member was quoted as saying that the numbers looked "pretty dismal," while Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) said bluntly "we're not breaking through."

Independent Voters Have Absolutely No Reason to Support Biden, and the Polling Shows It.  [Scroll down]  The problem for Joe Biden now is that the voters who went with the supposed safer and saner bet are no longer sure of their vote.  The proof is in the numbers that came out earlier this week.  Biden currently stands at 53 percent approval, which is too close to that 50 percent mark this early in an administration.  Both Politico and The Hill, in reporting on the poll, point to COVID-19 as the primary concern, but as my colleague Brandon Morse mentioned in the above link, the economy very likely has something to do with it as well.  Not to mention the reporting we're seeing coming out of various school districts where the independent voters are parents who are rejecting far-left critical race theory in their childrens' schools, the teachers' unions fighting to keep schools closed, and many other far-left cultural battles the super progressives of the Democratic Party are very vocally pushing.

A grandiose Rep. Cori Bush says the quiet part out loud.  We've all known about this quiet part:  It's the one that says that high-level leftists, the ones who want to take our cars, air conditioners, heating, health care, travel rights, and money, do not have to abide by their own rules.  Rules are for the little people and, when it comes to Bush's need for personal security guards while she's defunding your police, Bush is happy to explain why she's special.

Rep Cori Bush Throws Tantrum on Live Air Defending her $200k Security Force While Simultaneously Calling to Defund the Police.  During an interview on Thursday with CBS News, Democratic Representative Cori Bush went on one of the most insane rants on live air while defending her $200,000 security force while simultaneously calling to defund the police.  Over the past week, Bush has been sleeping outside of the Capitol to protest the end of the eviction moratorium due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In response to the stunt, Bush has been called a hypocrite considering she has spent tens of thousands of dollars on private security while calling to defund the police.  During the interview with CBS, anchor Vladimir Duthiers urged Bush to respond to the criticism.

Biden to unveil stricter emissions standards for vehicles, exceeding Obama-era regulations.  President Biden will unveil sweeping new regulations on cars and trucks on Thursday, returning America over the next five years to the strict standards that the Obama administration had imposed but former President Trump walked back.  The proposed rules drafted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation would tighten emissions standards to be more in line with aggressive measures established by California in 2019, but which Mr. Trump had blocked.  On mileage rules, automakers also will be required to raise their average miles-per-gallon score of their fleets by 3.7% starting with the model year 2023, which would include cars sold next year.  That standard also had been proposed by California.

Why Trump Still Terrifies the Democrats.  One of the residual effects of last year's chaotic election is the palpable fear of former President Trump that still haunts the Democrats. [...] The actual source of Democratic trepidation can be found in their lackluster performance in the 2020 presidential and congressional elections combined with Trump's clear intention to become very much involved in boosting Republicans in next year's midterms.  First, a reality check concerning the 2020 election:  Biden didn't win a popular vote landslide as the Democrats still claim.  According to Federal Election Commission (FEC) totals, he won 81,268,924 of 158,383,403 ballots cast.  In other words, 77,114,479 people voted for Trump or one of the third-party candidates.  That nearly 49 percent of the voters cast ballots against Biden, despite the unprecedented support he received from the media and Big Tech cannot fail to worry rational Democrats.

Democrats Panic as Latinos and Asian Voters Leave The Party.  While the Delta variant of COVID is making headlines, Joe Biden is attempting to shore up support from minority voters, a normally solid Democratic voting bloc, in advance of the upcoming midterm elections.  Biden and White House aides are meeting with key figures in the Latino, and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, reports the Washington Examiner.  These are two demographics that Biden and Democrats have been warned they can't take for granted in 2022, says former Democratic consultant Christopher Hahn.  "I believe they did in 2020, and it almost cost him the election," Hahn told the Washington Examiner.  Hahn is the host of the podcast Aggressive Progressive.  Donald Trump made huge gains with Latinos and Asians in 2020.  And that swing, if it continues, threatens the Democrats' electoral prospects.

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If Latinos start voting Republican en masse, you can bet the Mexican border will be sealed up as tight as the Berlin Wall.

Wake Up, RINOs!.  The Democrat party has always had radical elements.  But up until 2001, the party had mostly kept them at bay.  In that year, surrendering to their insanity, they welcomed the guidance of radical leftists — and the purges began.  With primary challenges, the leftists began driving moderates from the Democrat party.  They even forced Joe Liebermann out of the party — and he had been their vice presidential candidate in the election of 2000.  A mere 20 years after that devastating election loss, the likes of Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ilhan Omar are now the soul of the party.  The Democrats no longer share any meaningful common ground with Republicans.

Incompetence + Arrogance = Woke.  In the last 18 months, we have seen most of our major institutions go woke and spend considerable amounts of time, capital, and labor on what might be called "commissarism."  Yet in their zeal to rectify society in general and sermonize, virtue signal, pontificate, and perform to the public, many institutions are increasingly failing at what they were established to do.  Of course, public servants have long suffered the "Bloomberg effect" — focusing on misdemeanors to virtue signal competence as penance for failing to solve the existential crises.  If you cannot clear New York City of snow in a timely manner, then lecture the trapped on everything from global warming to the dangers of super-sized soft drinks.  Yet wokeism is a bit different since it now pervades our societies as a pandemic of its own.

The Three Horsemen of the Bidenapocalypse.  Catering to the party's far left has poised the Democrats over a cliff from which I see no soft landing.  Without backing off, they've lost the favor of the nation.  But backing off will fracture the party and cost it its most fervent leftist wing — indeed, its most strident supporters are already demanding more.  Biden's popularity sinks more every week and Harris's is not much better.  Rasmussen reports the latest poll shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Biden's job performance.  Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove.  The two polls on Harris's favorability last week show her disapproval ratings edged out the approvals as well.

Joe Biden's failing first crisis.  It's difficult to find many Americans who aren't frustrated with Biden.  A solid majority, 55 percent, told pollsters from ABC News they are pessimistic about the direction of the country in the next 12 months, with only 45 percent saying they are optimistic.  The survey represented a dramatic swing of 20 points since May, when two-thirds said they were optimistic.  The findings are stunning given that much of the media, especially the Times, has treated Biden with kid gloves for the first six months of his presidency.  But the protection racket can't hide what people see with their own eyes.  The inflation tax at the checkout line and gas station is inescapable, as is the two-year crime and murder surge around the nation.  On those two bedrock issues and so many others, the White House seems either incompetent or impotent.

Why Would Any Cuban-American Ever Vote for a Democrat Again?  [Joe Biden] doesn't listen to average people.  He and his ilk are much more heavily influenced by well-known celebrities and others who have spent their lives supporting the Castros.  A group of them crowd-sourced by a leftwing organization called "The People's Forum" placed a full-page advertisement in The New York Times on 22 July demanding that The Hologram end the Cuba embargo (while remaining completely silent on the government crackdown on the Cuban protestors):  [Tweet]  Check out some of the signatories:  Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon, Daniel Ellsberg, Cornel West, Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone, etc.  Socialists, Communists, radicals, fellow-travelers, reprobates, fools.  But then these are the people with and to whom Democrats socialize and listen, not regular people.  I would wager that the vast majority of them voted for The Hologram and The Cackler, too.

Now There's Absolutely No Doubt It's Over for Joe Biden.  The trend among likely voters in the Daily Presidential Tracking Poll is clear.  It appears the flip-flop on CDC mask guidance is rubbing Americans the wrong way.  For the last three days, total disapproval has been over 50%, and the approval index between those who strongly approve and strongly disapprove has been -13, -16, and -15.  These ratings accompanied announcements about requiring vaccines at the Veteran's Administration and other federal agencies.  This poll is a valuable tool to detect trends because it uses a consistent methodology to assess the feelings of likely voters.  Rasmussen picked up the daily presidential poll when Gallup abandoned it during the Obama administration.  Biden's approval rating has not been above water since February 15, 2021, when it was at 53%.

Irony, Absurdity, and Dishonesty — The Democrat Party's Playbook.  I have watched while the Democrat Party, its partisans in state-controlled media, and their ever-so-virtue-signaling but absurdly never-self-aware politicians have had just about everything they say and do "boomerang" on them and hit them square in the noggin.  I cannot have been the only guy to have observed this spectacle and have been, well... gobsmacked.  Please pardon me for the sarcasm inherent in the commentary, but the issues and actions presented are just over-ripe for it and are pristine targets for sarcasm and scorn.

Democrats Rank Biden Above Lincoln, JFK, and FDR.  You won't be too surprised to learn that Obama is worshiped by Democrats as the living incarnation of the messiah of hope and change, ranking higher than all of the presidents of the past, but you may be slightly more surprised to learn that Biden comes in second.  Yes, Biden has joined the ranks of the immortals, topping JFK, Lincoln, and even FDR, who once had his own cult of personality.  Bill Clinton breaks even with George Washington, but Biden is only second to Obama in this new grand revisionist history in which America was born out of slavery in 1619, the police came into being to catch slaves in 1962, and Biden is the second greatest American in human history.  When you hate America and its history, you really will believe anything.

Democrats No More.  In the old days, Democrats had predictable agendas, supposedly focused on individual rights, the "little guy," and distrust of the military-industrial-intelligence complex.  The Left, often on spec, blasted the wealthy, whether the "lucre" was self-made or inherited.  The old-money rich were lampooned as idle drones. [...] Almost every liberal cause was couched in terms of "The First Amendment" — whether it was the right of shouting obscenities, viewing pornography, or bringing controversial speakers to campus.  The Supreme Court was sacred.  Thanks to the holy, liberally packed court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, enlightened, progressive justices supposedly restrained the harebrained ballot initiatives of hick right-wing populists.  Once upon a time, leftist congressional officials investigated the CIA and FBI nonstop. [...] Politicians like Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Bill and Hillary Clinton railed against illegal immigrant "cheap labor" that "drove down" American wages.  That was then; this is now.

Onslaught: Psaki Finds Herself Under the Gun on Covid Cases, CRT, Hunter Biden, Masks.  Following a day off due to President Biden's CNN town hall in Ohio, Thursday's White House press briefing gave us another welcome surprise as Press Secretary Jen Psaki found herself under the gun from not just Fox's Peter Doocy, but a variety of reporters on issues such as Covid cases inside the administration, Critical Race Theory, Hunter Biden's artwork, and masking.  Just as her colleague Weijia Jiang called out Hunter's sketchy arrangement on July 9, CBS chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes hammered home the fact that he's "going to be able to meet with prospective buyers at two art shows where his paintings are going to be on display" and thus asked Psaki if that would go against "the goal of keeping him in the dark about the buyers...to prevent even the appearance of undue influence."

Joe Biden and his administration are attacking us, and they're not even being secretive about it.  Rather than trying to subvert our truth-seeking journalism surreptitiously, the Biden White House is announcing their attacks as if it's a point of pride.  In fact, the White House is so proud of its anti-conservative offensive that Joe Biden's communications director Kate Bedingfield went on MSNBC this week to directly identify their target.  "There are conservative news outlets who are creating irresponsible content that's sharing misinformation about the virus," she said.  Bedingfield didn't say that conservative news outlets were lying or publishing falsehoods because we aren't.  Instead, she said our content is "irresponsible" because we dare to point out the contradictions, obfuscation, and misdirection presented by Dr. Fauci and other "experts" who expect Americans to follow them blindly and without question.  To the Biden White House, questioning their party line and reporting the whole story in order to let our readers make up their own minds is irresponsible.

Swing Country:  Rural Dems run from party.  A growing swath of House Democratic candidates says the party needs to radically improve its heartland appeal to have any hope of keeping power in Washington.  With control of the House and Senate on the bubble, many ambitious Democrats — from the South to the Midwest to the Rockies — are running against their own national party's image.  After four years of listening to President Trump, many rural voters are reflexively distrustful of progressive solutions to everything from the pandemic to infrastructure.  In a 3-min. ad for his Senate campaign, Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio never says he's a Democrat.

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This is not unusual.  I used to work at a TV station.  Part of my job was to watch commercial breaks as they aired, especially political ads, to be sure that the entire 30 seconds aired as scheduled, without any technical glitches.  I noticed years ago that political candidates rarely mention their party affiliation in their TV ads.

Axios: Anyone else notice Dems running away from their party?  Has the Democrat brand gotten so damaged already, as Axios' Alexi McCammond suggested this morning, that their incumbents have to run away from it?  It depends — mainly on location.  The first case in point, and perhaps the most obvious, is this three-minute campaign pitch from a man who contended at one point for Speaker of the House.  Note well what dog doesn't bark in this ad from Tim Ryan:  [Video clip]  As one can see, Ryan first put this out in late April — three months ago — in a bid for the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat in Ohio.  Ohio has gone sharply Republican over the last few cycles, and perhaps even more sharply populist.  However, McCammond notices that Democrats in other states are distancing themselves from the party's label, and more importantly from the messaging of its leadership.

Pausing a minute to consider the damage leftism does to America.  We are no longer in a world with people to the left and right of a normal center.  The Democrat party, in its effort to bring about Marxism without pushing purely economic myths, has embraced criminals, open borders, bureaucratic corruption, and out-and-out insanity about gender and race.  Those Americans who claim to be non-political, who don't like either party, who thought Trump was vulgar, who claim Joe Biden isn't really senile — they need to look around and decide if the result of letting Democrats take charge creates an America in which they want to live and that they want for their children and grandchildren.  And if they dislike the crime, population shifts, corruption, racism, and perversion, they need to get off the sidelines and act.

'Squad' member Cori Bush, a 'defund the police' advocate, recently spent $70,000 on private security.  Missouri Rep. Cori Bush spent nearly $70,000 on private security over the past three months as she advocated for defunding the police, campaign filings show.  Bush's campaign sent $54,120.92 in payments between April 15 and June 28 for "security services" to RS&T Security Consulting, a New York-based firm with a mysterious online presence, Federal Election Commission records released Thursday show.  The Democrat's campaign also paid $15,000 to Nathaniel Davis for "security services" over the same time period.  The $69,120 in security payments accounted for more than a third of Bush's $197,000 in campaign expenditures during the second quarter, the FEC records show.  It's also nearly double what her campaign spent on private security during the first quarter of 2021.

Why would any American oppose America First?  Why would any American hate America First policies?  Why would American politicians despise America First?  Why would someone born, raised, and rearing children in America not want America First?  What is wrong with putting the needs, wants, security, and future of your own country first, ahead of others?  Why would any American want to diminish the potential of their own country and thus its citizens and thus his family for the sake of elite globalists who ignore the average American at every turn?  Why put the globalists' ambitions ahead of hardworking families who only want better for their own kids than they had for themselves?

Election Day 2022 will be Independents' Day.  A July 7-8 Reuters/Ipsos poll, which reported only on independents who approved of Biden's job performance, put that approval at 44 percent.  If this negative trend with independents continues, Democrats could face strong headwinds in 2022 as they try to maintain their slim majorities in both the House and Senate.  The White House and congressional Democrats have focused on Biden's overall job approval numbers to bolster their case that the president and his progressive policies are popular with the public.  They're right that Biden remains just above 50 percent in most polls, a function of his Democratic base support.  Republicans, for the most part, were never with him.  What they aren't talking about, however, is what appears to be Democrats' looming problem with independents.

Immigration 'amnesty' could be career-ending vote for Senate Democrats:  Poll.  As the Senate, nudged along by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, moves to include immigration for millions of illegal immigrants in an infrastructure bill, new polling shows it could be a career killer for several Democrats up for reelection next year.  Data provided to Secrets by the Federation for American Immigration Reform found most blame President Joe Biden for the border crisis and that a large majority believes that providing a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the legislation would only make the crisis worse.  One early draft of the infrastructure bill would put $150 billion to immigration policies, including the path to citizenship.

Leftists have a racist, divisive, and ultimately nihilistic view of America.  Congresswoman Cori Bush recently tweeted that July Fourth is a holiday celebrating White people's freedom only.  Her tweet is part of the radical left's effort to take over America.  It ignores that, while America struggled with slavery in its founding, it endured a horrific Civil War to end it and experienced a robust Civil Rights Movement to realize the Declaration of Independence's promises.  We are faced now with a choice between the vision of Karl Marx or that of the Declaration of Independence, Abraham Lincoln, and Walt Disney. [...] Bush, a former BLM activist, has revolutionary intentions.  Any fool knows that what she said is hogwash.  She is merely providing a smokescreen for Antifa's and BLM's rioting and violence.  Their blatant goal is to use violent revolution to overthrow the American government and install a communist dictatorship.  She is not alone.

Fleebag Texas legislators become figures of fun.  Texas's Democrat legislators, who dramatically fled the state to prevent a quorum on a vote for a voter-integrity law, had it all worked out beforehand that they'd be hailed as heroes for democracy. [...] Start with the flight:  They got on their flight together and posed for a group selfie, but forgot some important details.  One was that they weren't wearing masks, despite dictating it for others.  Two was that the private flight seems to have been paid for by a Lebanese hedge fund manager, which if true, makes it even more gamy.  Three, it was a private plane, and these people hector us on global warming.  Four, alert Internet sleuths spotted a big box of Miller Lite beer taking up one of the seats and drew their own conclusions.

Texas Democrats prove how little they think of democracy.  One of the things Democrats like doing when they win is to rub everyone's nose in that victory.  In January 2009, Republicans wanted to discuss Obama's stimulus package.  Obama couldn't be bothered.  "I won," he said.  Discussion over.  In 2021, although Democrats barely hold power in Congress, with a 50-50 balance in the Senate and a bare 9-person majority in the House, they plan to remake America.  However, when Democrats are the minority, they abandon the process entirely — which is what Texas Democrats did, running away on a beer-stocked, gas-guzzling private jet to kill a voting rights bill.  The background to the story is that the Texas Legislature, which currently has a Republican majority (18-13 in its Senate and 83-67 in its House), is poised to pass a voting reform bill.  As with similar bills across America, the point is to ensure that the people voting have a legal right to vote and are, in fact, who they claim to be.  The most contentious issues for Democrats are cleaned-up voting bills and, especially, photo ID.  The problem is that most Americans support photo ID.

Most Black People Oppose Olympic Protests Like Gwen Berry's:  I&I/TIPP Poll.  When hammer thrower Gwen Berry decided to protest the national anthem at an Olympic trials event last month, she raised the prospect that athletes will try to use the Tokyo Olympics to disparage their own nation.  If they do so, they will get precious little support at home.  The latest I&I/TIPP poll finds that the public overwhelmingly rejects athletes showing disrespect for the American flag at international games.  The poll found that 79% of the public say it's important "for professional athletes to publicly respect the American flag on the international level," with 60% saying it is "very important."  Just 16% of the adults surveyed think it's not important.

The Week In Review.  On the Fourth of July, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) stated via Twitter, "The Declaration of Independence says all men are created equal.  Equal to what?  What men?  Only white men?"  Not to be outdone, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) tweeted the same day, "When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they're referring to is for white people." [...] Throughout the week, Rep. Bush was repeatedly referred to as a member of "The Squad."  When did that happen?  I thought The Squad was four members:  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).  Did the other four vote Bush in?  If so, was it unanimous?  Just curious.

The radicalization of the American elite against liberalism.  The elites, increasingly sequestered within one political party and one media monoculture, educated by colleges and private schools that have become hermetically sealed against any non-left dissent, have had a "social justice reckoning" these past few years.  And they have been ideologically transformed, with countless cascading consequences.

Explaining the Full Armor of God to an Ignorant Media.  When Ron DeSantis, Florida's conservative Republican governor and likely presidential candidate, said recently we need to put on the "full armor of God," the media looked at him like he was crazy — or from another planet.  But his supporters gave him a standing ovation.  As secular liberals, most of the press have no familiarity with the phrase, its origins, theology, or importance.  They are bigots against religion and unschooled in what used to be the norms of American life, churches, and culture.  The press and nearly our entire elite ruling class, in academia, sports, politics, media, business, and culture are biblically illiterate and have no idea what the Jar of Nar (John 12:3) refers to; where the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) led or who travelled on it; or even what happened in the garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46).

Is America still a Great Power?  Looking at the state of America through the lenses of patriotism and conviction of destiny, the outlook looks precarious if America is to maintain its great power status.  The American Left, for example, has joined a global movement in the West centered in self-loathing or hatred of one's own country.  Thus, we see plans like the 1619 Project, which was designed from the outset to utilize the history of slavery in America to create a degraded narrative of America's founding and the shared history of its citizens.  This agenda persists with the continued disrespect to the American flag and our national anthem.

It's Official:  Patriotism Is Conservative — and Bad.  This has been building for some time now, but it's finally out in the open:  To be overtly patriotic and show public support for the American flag is now a sign of conservatism.  Not the longstanding traditional "good" conservatism of small government, fiscal discipline, and a strong military.  No, these days, to be a flag-respecting, America-first patriot is to reveal oneself to be a white-privileged, Trump-supporting, LGBT-phobic, terminally non-woke ignoramus of the lowest kind.  Rehabilitation from such a position is impossible in the eyes of the enlightened Progressive.  In the current social climate, to be patriotic is a permanent brand of both cultural illiteracy and personal ignorance.

Dems are losing the multiracial working class on basic lifestyle issues.  The Democrats have a problem:  They have run away from their core voters.  And they are beginning to notice and worry.  Lefty blogger Kevin Drum noted this recently.  He observes that Republicans have moved slightly to the right, but Democrats have moved way, way to the left on social issues.  Drum says he is "personally happy" about the Democrats' move left.  But he is worried, because while the Democratic Party has moved hard left, the voters it relies on to attain power haven't.  Thus, in the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump — despite being called a white supremacist and a Hispanic-hater by all the mainstream media — picked up black and Hispanic votes.

Tennessee and Georgia Need Real Republican (Conservative) Governors ASAP.  It has been said of the Democratic Party that its leaders and rank-and-file all act in unison despite whatever differences they might have.  This has become so extreme it appears to have morphed into a reconstituted Marxism under new "progressive" nomenclature like "anti-racist."  "Liberalism," as we knew it, barely exists anymore.  The opposite is said of Republicans who are and have been a collection of individualists, going off in different directions, often to their own detriment.  That's not entirely true.  The Republican rank-and-file increasingly tend to work together toward a common end, the preservation of liberty and capitalism.  It's an unfortunate number of their leaders that seems mired in self-interest and traditional backroom politics out of synch with their supporters.

Squad member says Fourth of July is about freedom 'for white people'.  Democratic Rep. Cori Bush disputed the Fourth of July's message of independence on Sunday, saying the holiday only represents freedom "for white people."  "When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this:  the freedom they're referring to is for white people," Bush, a member of the left-wing "Squad," wrote on Twitter amid celebrations of the 245th Independence Day.  "This land is stolen land and Black people still aren't free."  "We know what our own freedom looks like," Bush wrote hours later in a follow-up tweet.  "End the slavery permitted under the 13th amendment.  End the War on Drugs.  End police violence.  End health care, housing, and education apartheid.  WE are the experts on our own liberation.  And we won't stop until it's won."

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The blacks want a separate Independence Day, a separate national anthem, trillions of dollars in reparations for slavery, no consequences for black crime, anti-white racism in public schools, anti-white discrimination, and centuries of "affirmative action" programs.  They stoke race-based resentment wherever possible, trying to permanently divide the country.

The Democratic Party is Naked and Afraid.  While the "defund the police" movement is unpopular with the American people, so too are other Democratic positions and policies.  A recent Rasmussen poll found that "a majority of Americans are against women having to compete against biological men in athletics."  Despite this, the Democratic Party continues to advocate for this unpopular policy.  In that same Democratic caucus conference call Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) stated, "we need to not ever use the word socialist or socialism ever again."  I agree, because the Democratic Party isn't a socialist party today, but is more accurately defined by Marxism and totalitarianism.  But Spanberger's remark reinforces what I believe — America is still not a majority socialist, Marxist, or communist country.  America is still mostly conservative — the so-called "silent majority."  This silent majority is waking up, as evidenced by the increasing pushback against critical race theory, for example.

When Leftists Say They Love 'The Constitution,' They Don't Mean The Real One.  Earlier this month, a task force within the National Archives, which is responsible for stewarding our nation's original founding documents like the Declaration, released a report declaring its own rotunda, where the documents are displayed, to be structurally racist.  It called for "trigger warnings" around the displays as well as "reimagining" the rotunda to "dialogue" about the "mythologization" of the founding.  Many Americans are rightfully indignant at seeing their country and its founding principles belittled and ostracized in ways big and small like this.  Some are also wondering where it came from.  Why such a sudden and dramatic rejection of basic American ideals?  Can't we all agree on the Declaration of Independence?  This rejection of the American founding didn't come out of nowhere — it's been brewing and building for over a century.  Leftists who engage in this kind of faultfinding do have a constitution to which they proclaim fidelity, and which they believe should rule America.  It's just not the original Constitution.

Marvel celebrates July 4 weekend by having Captain America say American dream 'isn't real'.  Marvel Comics is celebrating Independence Day by having the iconic hero Captain America tell readers that the American dream "isn't real."  The first issue of "The United States of Captain America" by writer Christopher Cantwell sees Steve Rogers, the famous red, white and blue "Avenger," lament the nation's "white picket fence fallacy."

Is she watching the Antifa rioting when Trump was inaugurated, or the false flag operation on January 6?
Claire McCaskill starting 'new family tradition' of re-watching Capitol riot footage every July 4.  MSNBC political analyst and former Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill said Friday she and her family will start a new tradition this Independence Day by re-watching footage of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  The Missouri Democrat said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that The New York Times's new video, "Day of Rage:  An In-Depth Look at How a Mob Stormed the Capitol," will become standard viewing at her family gatherings every July Fourth.  "We're going to start a new family tradition in my family," Ms. McCaskill said, according to a clip flagged by Grabien Media.  "On the Fourth of July and every Fourth of July going forward, we're going to watch that video that The New York Times put together of Jan. 6."

Obama and the Broken Nation He Made Come Of Age.  Barack Obama turns 60 over the summer.  The AARP cover with Barry posing next to a basketball and a shelf of bestselling non-fiction books he hasn't read can't be too far away.  Once the symbol of youthful hipness, the former boss of Hope and Change now lectures "young people" on what they should be doing.  His legacy is being carried forward by 78-year-old Biden and the 81-year-old Pelosi.  That's above the average age of 80 of the House Dem leadership.  The average age of the Biden cabinet is two years older than President Trump's cabinet.  The gerontocratic technocracy uses AOC as its younger foil, but she's been a stalking horse for Bernie Sanders who will hit the big 80 in the fall.  The big donors behind the American Left are even older with George Soros due to hit 90 the same month Obama gets to 60.

Democrats Get Some Really Bad News as Normal Americans Wake Up.  [Scroll down]  Meanwhile, on issues like illegal immigration and reparations (among other "social justice" crusades), there is no coming back for Democrats.  They've gone all-in and there's no stuffing the genie back in the bottle.  If they crack down on illegal border crossings, they'll lose their left flank.  If they continue the status quo, they lose the suburban center that previously killed Republicans in 2018.  Further, the pushing of racial essentialism and critical race theory is turning off a lot of people who see it as divisive pseudo-science.  Republicans are also most trusted on bread and butter issues like the economy and crime, which are things that more often than not decide elections.  Again, I don't see how the Democrats rebound on that front either.

Radical left crazies openly cheer cop killer on social media.  As if the things going on on the left couldn't get crazier, a slew of social media characters are posting cheer to man who cold-bloodedly shot a cop in the head in Daytona Beach, Florida. [...] The dynamic we see now though is not just comparable to Antifa and the Black Panthers.  It's actually one that is similar to that of spray shooters.  The maniacs do an awful act, and the Internet minions, often anonymous, cheer and egg them on, making them feel good about their crimes.  That happened with the freak who shot up the synagogue in Poway based on Jew-hate, and now it seems to be moving to cops.  The cheers are not only vile in themselves, making the criminal feel important, the other thing is that they have potential to prompt new attacks on cops as some new loser decides that he too can go from "zero to hero" with the copycat urge among this bunch is very strong.  That's how things work with spray shooters.  Now we see it with sworn cop-killers, it's a social dynamic.  Facebook does nothing to stop this so far as we know.

Buckle Up, Democrats.  The Biden Border Backlash Is Coming, and CRT Will Make It Worse.  While President Joe Biden may want to distract Americans from the border crisis and downplay the threats of Marxist critical race theory (CRT) and inflation, Americans know better.  Most Americans recognize the border crisis as a serious issue, blame Biden's policies for exacerbating it, and say Biden should return to former President Donald Trump's policies on the border.  Americans also worry about the threat of inflation and oppose CRT in schools.

Harvard poll: 80% see border disaster, want Trump closure restored, reject teaching critical race theory.  The Biden administration is failing big time with its inability to control illegal immigration, adding it to one of several issues that could doom Democrats if left unchecked.  In a new Harvard/Harris poll, an overwhelming 80% said that illegal immigration is a serious issue and one that needs more attention than what President Joe Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris are giving.  What's more, 68% said that signals from Biden's White House are encouraging illegal immigration, and 55% believe that former President Donald Trump's border closing policies should have been left in place.

Democrats — Not Republicans — Are The Radicals To Worry About.  Wikipedia has a long entry on the "radical right," but nothing on the "radical left."  Los Angeles Times reporter Jackie Calmes has a new book out subtitled "The Radicalization of the Republican Party."  CNN's Brian Stelter says that "Experts warn about the radicalizing power of right-wing media networks."  The list is endless.  Enough!  This is the mother of Big Lies!  Every day, it is the Democratic Party that is pushing an agenda more radical than yesterday.  Its agenda is comprised of critical race theory, defunding police, open borders, socialism, nationalized health care, a federal takeover of elections, extremist environmentalism, packing the Supreme Court, killing the filibuster, the Green New Deal, cancel culture.  None of these gets majority support in this country.  This isn't just a small slice of the Democratic Party, either.  Poll after poll shows that it is those who identify as Democrats who are way out of the mainstream.

Jen Psaki Contends the Remaining $1.6 Trillion In Unspent Pandemic Relief Funds Are 'Minimal'.  The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is attempting to track the federal pandemic relief money as it gets spent.  According to their charts, out of the $900 billion authorized to be spent through administration actions, $700 billion has been allocated; out of the $5.9 trillion authorized to be spent through legislative actions, $4.3 trillion has been allocated, and out of the $6.3 trillion authorized to be spent through Federal Reserve actions, only $3.3 trillion has been allocated.  Even if we just stick to the administrative and legislative actions, that's about $1.8 trillion — not exactly chump change.

Mayor Bans Pledge Of Allegiance At Meeting, Attendees Recite It In Protest.  Silverton, Colorado, Mayor Shane Fuhrman announced that the Pledge of Allegiance would be banned at trustee meetings and faced nearly immediate backlash.  "Due to direct and indirect threats, inappropriate comments in and out of public meetings and general divisiveness and issues created in our community, we will not be reciting the Pledge of Allegiance during Town of Silverton trustee meetings," he announced during the June 14 meeting, Fox 31 News reported.  In response, attendees recited the pledge during the public comment period, FoxNews.com reported, causing the mayor to declare them out of order.

Colorado Mayor Bans The Pledge Of Allegiance At Board Meetings, Members Do It Anyway, Mayor Gets Triggered.  A dispute over the Pledge of Allegiance erupted in Silverton this week.  Mayor Shane Fuhrman suspended the practice of saying the pledge during board meetings — but Town Trustee Molly Barela questioned his power to make that change.  "Due to direct and indirect threats, inappropriate comments in and out of public meetings, and the general divisiveness this is creating in our community, we will not be doing the Pledge of Allegiance during town of Silverton board of trustee meetings," Fuhrman stated.  [Video clip]

Filtering out the riffraff:
Disney is 'pricing out loyal customers' by targeting more affluent families with $800 hotel rooms and $100 sandwiches.  Disney has been accused of pricing out loyal customers by targeting affluent families with $800 hotel rooms and $100 sandwiches at its theme parks, despite having scaled back its 'magic' since the pandemic began.  A family vacation to Disneyland — once the pinnacle of summertime for middle-class American families — will today set a family of four back more than $6,000.  With the average annual income now standing at $5,725 a month, this means a visit to the so-called 'happiest place on earth' is increasingly out of reach to the average American family.

Illinois city cancels July 4 parade over COVID-19 concerns but allows Juneteenth and Pride celebrations.  The city of Evanston, Illinois, located just north of Chicago, joined communities across the U.S. in celebrating their first in-person Juneteenth parade Saturday, but some have been left wondering why celebrations for the nation's Independence Day have been canceled.  The Evanston Fourth of July Association voted to cancel the town's Independence Day events earlier in 2020 and opt for a virtual celebration instead — citing concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  "Based on concern for public health due to the unpredictability of the pandemic's impact, vaccination rates, and in cooperation with our local authorities, the Trustees... voted to cancel the Fun Run, Parade, Palatine Concert Band performance and Lakefront Fireworks show on July 4, 2021," the board wrote in a statement.

Evanston, Illinois holds 'Pride' and Juneteenth parades but cancels parade for Fourth of July.  Contempt for this country has been spreading from academia, where it first gained a foothold during the Vietnam War, to infect the commanding heights of our institutions.  The cities and towns that hist the most prestigious colleges and universities almost without exception are bastions of the left.  Berkeley, California, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Cambridge, Mass, and not least Evanston, Illinois, home of Northwestern University.  Evanston, Illinois made headlines recently by becoming the first city in the country to pay "reparations" to Black residents who lived there between 1919 and 1967, or who were descended from someone who did, and who "had been a victim of discrimination in housing because of policies or practices in the city in that time."  Now, it is dissing the founding of the country.

Illinois town holds Pride and Juneteenth parades, cancels July 4th celebration.  The town of Evanston, Illinois, is holding Pride and Juneteenth parades during the month of June, but canceling July 4 fireworks and Independence Day festivities.  The municipal government of Evanston had a grand announcement for its Juneteenth parade on Saturday.  While the theatrical performance will be virtual, the parade will proceed in-person as scheduled.  Residents are also invited in-person to attend post-parade celebrations outdoors for "an afternoon of art, music, food and community."

The tide is turning against the woke-liberal blob that misrules us.  The death of George Floyd has been used to push a vast array of unrelated racial policies, including the defunding of police and the teaching of left-wing critical race theory that blames every ill in society — even violence by blacks against other minorities — on "white supremacy."  In Baltimore, defunding police has led to an outright tax revolt among businesses, which see no reason to pay good money to a city that doesn't consider them worthy of protection.  Businesses in the historic Fells Point district have written the city, demanding the return of basic services like law enforcement and trash pickup before they pay any more taxes.  Meanwhile, at famed Thomas Jefferson High in Fairfax County, Va., a slate of parents opposed to critical race theory won election to the board.  One of those candidates, Harry Jackson, the first black man elected to the board, denounced how CRT is "teaching that white people are inherently racist."

Education Secretary Prioritizes Transgender Students Over Biological Girls, Does What Supreme Court Hasn't.  Americans can't say they weren't warned.  During his Senate committee confirmation hearing in February, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona affirmed his support for transgender athletes during a line of direct and intensive questioning by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.  Cardona stated, "I think that it's critically important to have education systems and educators respect the rights of all students, including students who are transgender, and that they are afforded the opportunities that every other student has to participate in extracurricular activities."  Cardona on Wednesday cemented his department's formal position on the matter, indicating that the U.S. Supreme Court's Bostock v.  Clayton County opinion extending workplace discrimination protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to gay and transgender employees would likewise be applied by the Department of Education to gay and transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Hypocrisy of the Woke Dons.  If a thing goes without saying it goes even better when being said.  First, it should be said that the main, indeed usually the only real, target of the woke brigade is the democratic western world, primarily the U.S., the UK, and Israel.  The woke brigade claim to be attacking past and present manifestations of colonialism and slavery, but their accusations never extend to the slave trade of the Ottoman Empire, or to the oppression of the Rohingya by Burma, or Chinese crimes against humanity involving the Uyghur.  The woke attack is not only a diminution of the positive contributions of the West but has also affected the self-confidence of the West.  For example, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to the UN since February 2021, has stated she had seen for herself how the "original sin of slavery weaved [sic] white supremacy into our founding documents and principles."  The U.S., she holds, is an imperfect union and has been since the beginning.

Why Flag Day 'Disturbs' Obama and the Dems.  Last week, the New York Times Editorial Board Member Mara Gay made the season's most notable Kinsley gaffe in her account on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" of a harrowing trip to New York City's eastern suburbs on Long Island.  "I was on Long Island this weekend visiting a really dear friend, and I was really disturbed," said Gay live on MSNBC, where she is a contributor.  "I saw, you know, dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with explicatives [sic] against Joe Biden on the back of them, Trump flags, and in some cases just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing because essentially the message was clear:  This is my country.  This is not your country.  I own this."  After Gay had finished recounting how she found "just disturbing" the sight of "dozens of American flags," co-host Mika Brzezinski chimed in, "Totally agree."

Ilhan, If You Don't Like It Here...  House Democrats released a statement on Wednesday night [6/9/2021] condemning Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-NY) for comparing the United States and Israel to an Islamic terrorist organization.  Only 12 Democrats condemned Omar, which is less than 6% of the total number of Democrats in the House of Representatives.  "We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity," Omar wrote on Twitter earlier this week.  "We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban."  [Video clip]

Six possible reasons the Democrats want lockdowns forever.  A recent Gallup poll showed that most Americans think it's time to move on from the pandemic.  But not the Democrats.  Democrats say by a 71-29% margin that we still should not "live normal lives", but instead should "try to stay at home." That's despite the fact that the COVID death rate in America is down nearly 90%, the new cases are down about 65%, over half of Americans have been vaccinated (and over 80% of the vulnerable ones) by vaccines shown to be 95% effective, and even the redoubtable (or perhaps doubtable) Dr. Fauci says we can go out now.  So what gives?  I can suggest at least six answers to that question. [...] [#3] Maybe it's all tribal.  If conservatives think it's time to move on past COVID, then the Dems are obligated to think it's not.

Counter the Left's Race War with a Class War.  Think about it.  For the last year, Big Bossy has been telling us not to mask, to mask, to lockdown, not to lockdown, to wait for vaccination, to get vaccinated or else.  Because Science.  For the last year "our teachers" have refused to teach our kids, and now the first thing they want to do is to teach our kids Critical Race Theory.  The Bigs are pompous, incompetent, overpaid bigots.  And it's time we told them so.

NYT's Mara Gay:  Seeing Trucks with U.S. Flags 'Disturbing' — Calls for Separating 'Americanness, America from Whiteness'.  New York Times columnist Mara Gay said Tuesday [6/8/2021] on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that she noticed trucks with American flags and was "disturbed" by what she saw.  During a conversation about the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, Gay said that she also saw trucks with anti-President Joe Biden messages and Trump flags and advised that the message she got from the American flags was:  "This is my country.  This is not your country."

Democratic COVID-19 psychosis: 71% [are] not ready to get back to normal.  Despite 63.5% of all American adults having been vaccinated against the virus, 71% of Democrats want healthy people to stay at home as much as possible, according to a poll from Gallup.  This compares to 87% of Republicans who agree with the recommendation that people should now strive to lead their normal lives.  Forty-three percent of Democrats say their lives are not yet back to normal, as compared to only 24% of Republican respondents.  Apparently, Americans are also not willing to take off their face masks, which Dr. Anthony Fauci even questioned the effectiveness of early in the pandemic.  In a separate Gallup poll released Monday, 79% of respondents said they have worn their face masks in the past week, despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance saying face masks are no longer needed among those fully vaccinated.  The survey didn't break down the respondents between political parties.

Because They Got Away with Russiagate.  The Left's ideology actively promotes and preys upon paranoia, envy, and dependence. [...] But to believe its calumnies, one must abandon reason.  The Left believes there are more than 50 genders, but that it is you who live in an alternate reality.  The Left believes "climate change" will destroy the planet in nine years unless we adopt socialism, but it's you who live in an alternate reality.  The Left adamantly denied and censored reports COVID-19 may have escaped from a Wuhan laboratory, but it's you who live in an alternate reality.  The 2020 election was a perfectly pristine election despite elected Democratic Party officials (with the complicity of corporate robber barons) exceeding their powers to alter voting laws to tilt the field in the party's favor (they would say "fortified"), but it's you who live in an alternate reality.  The Left claims it loves America so much it wants to transform everything about it, but it's you who live in an alternate reality.

Exactly what Barack H. Obama would do:
U.S. Embassy to Holy See flies Pride flag: 'LGBTQI+ rights are human rights'.  The U.S. Embassy to the Vatican displayed a rainbow flag in celebration of Pride Month on Tuesday [6/1/2021].  "The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See celebrates #PrideMonth with the Pride flag on display during the month of June," the embassy tweeted.  "The United States respects the dignity and equality of LGBTQI+ people.  LGBTQI+ rights are human rights."  The tweet included a photo of the rainbow flag hanging outside the embassy, which is currently represented by Chargé d'Affaires Patrick Connell, ad interim, as President Biden has yet to choose a new ambassador since taking office.

U.S. Embassy to the Holy See delivers huge slap to American Catholics.  I'm not a Catholic, but I know that Catholic doctrine does not approve of homosexuality — something that is true for all of the traditional Judeo-Christian faiths.  Thankfully, modern religious doctrine does not require persecuting gays but it certainly doesn't include condoning deviations from the biological and religious norm of monogamous heterosexual relationships.  That's why the decision by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See to fly a huge Gay Pride flag is a slap in the face to all practitioners of traditional religion in America.

Leftists Respond w/Rabid Hate to Justice Breyer's Call to Find "Common Ground".  [Justice Stephen] Breyer is saying what some Senate Democrats think, but don't actually dare to say, which is that if they really want to get things done, they could tamp down the crazy government takeover stuff like H.R. 1, drop the Jan 6 commission nonsense, and do the usual D.C. thing.  Breyer isn't worried about being primaried by AOC, he's getting as much of that treatment as the current stable of lefties can manage.  But they can still rabidly hate him on social media for dampening the fake narrative created by their media.  The attacks on Breyer, on Manchin and Sinema are part of an invisible civil war within the Democrats as lefties strive to purge any moderates and build a truly radical movement willing to do anything.  Except that voters already signaled that they don't want the Red Guard running things.  And I mean Democrat voters.  Bernie Sanders lost.  So did Elizabeth Warren.  Democrat voters picked Biden because he promised to be moderate.  Unsurprisingly he lied.

One year after the death of George Floyd, the psy-ops have triumphed.  A lot was made last week about Tuesday, May 25th being the first anniversary of George Floyd's death while in police custody.  For me, the most graphic indication of the impact of Floyd's death and its year-long over-the-top aftermath was provided by the photograph and videos of George Floyd's relatives last Tuesday outside the White House after they met with President Biden and Vice President Harris.  Right in front of the White House, family members and their attorney had their clenched fists raised and pumping in the air in a radical black power salute reminiscent of the Marxist Black Panthers of the late 1960s.

Cynthia Nixon is slammed for suggesting CVS should let people steal from store shelves rather than locking up goods.  Cynthia Nixon has been slammed for suggesting CVS should let people steal from stores rather than locking up goods like laundry detergent, claiming 'desperate people shouldn't be prosecuted'.  The former actress and failed New York gubernatorial candidate tweeted on Thursday that she had noticed her local CVS in SoHo had 'started' locking up 'basic items like clothing detergent.'  'As so many families can't make ends meet right now, I can't imagine thinking that the way to solve the problem of people stealing basic necessities out of desperation is to prosecute them,' Nixon tweeted.

Wayne Root:  The Game-Changer From My Exclusive Interview with President Donald J. Trump.  Before I get to the most important game-changer to come out of that interview, I'd like to get one thing out of the way.  Just having this interview proves how wrong Democrats, liberals and assorted Marxist fools are about America.  Most Democrats today are America-haters and national anthem kneelers.  They find only fault with America.  They see our history as negative.  They see our country as "racist."  They see an America that holds people down.  Their glass is always half empty.  My glass is always half full.  I love America.  I see American exceptionalism.  I see a country that lifts everyone up (at least everyone who wants it).  I see a country filled with opportunity and mobility.  I see the greatest country in world history, ever blessed by God.

Corporate Migration:  MSNBC Founder Demands Libs To Move To Red States.  The founder of MSNBC appeared on Morning Joe to propose a new, "radical" plan to turn red states blue by the relocation of left-leaning employees to conservative swing states by major corporations. [...] In the piece, which was explicitly partisan, Rogers said that "large corporations" ought to "support the Democratic Party" to ensure that the election fraud "narrative" and consequent voting reforms are shut down.  Stating a desire to bypass state legislatures and Congress, Rogers said he was inspired by the "great migration[s]" of black Americans from the South to the North starting in 1916.  He claimed the moves were occasioned by economic incentives and the desire to escape "[r]acism," while not mentioning that the racism in the South at the time came from Democrats.  In a post-pandemic world, Rogers claimed, it is easier than ever to have employees work online or "from home" while being relocated.  He advocated giving "incentives to people to move to Florida, to Texas, to North Carolina, to Georgia, to Arizona.

The Editor says...
The young and mobile workers already have incentives to move (away from Democrat-controlled states) to the states listed above.  If they move, it will likely be to escape the Democrats!

One-third of Americans [are] unwilling to spend $1 to fight climate change.  President Biden wants to spend in excess of $1 trillion to combat climate change, but more than one-third of Americans are unwilling to chip in a single buck.  A poll of 1,200 registered voters released Tuesday by the Competitive Enterprise Institute found that 35% were unwilling to spend any of their own money to reduce the impact of climate change, with another 15% saying they would only go as high as $10 per month.  Another 6% said they would be willing to spend between $11 and $20 per month.  At the other end of the spectrum were those who said they would part with between $901 and $1,000 per month on climate — they numbered 1%.

The Editor says...
Global warming / climate change / climate crisis is an issue that no thinking person cares about!  Only the Democrats care about it, and they only care because the talking heads on TV appear to be terrified about out-of-control hot weather ruining the Earth, beginning in only 20 years!  Maybe less!  Of course, they were saying the same thing 20 years ago, nothing happened, but the Democrats are still anxious about it.

Biden Administration Will Import Metals and Close U.S. Mines To Appease Environmental Wing of Party.  Every economic policy of the JoeBama administration benefits other nations at the cost of the U.S. middle class.  If you look at the Biden policy from a position of America's interests they get everything wrong.  However, if you look at Biden economic policy from a goal to weaken the U.S. and benefit other nations, they get everything right.  This is the exact same big picture dynamic that was present during the Obama era.  The Chicago crew of policy advisors simply hate America and everything she/we stand for.  That element of Obama's network hates 'colonialism', despises the industrial revolution, and abhors free market capitalism.  When Obama said "share the wealth" he wasn't speaking exclusively toward domestic socioeconomic policy; he was also pointing out that America needed to share wealth with other nations.  This is the ideological alignment between Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden.

How Trump Derangement Syndrome Could Save America.  Donald Trump possessed a trait that the ruling elites ignored until it appeared he could actually win the presidency.  Trump could not only relate to and empathize with the unwashed masses, but he also thought, acted and spoke like many of them.  The possibility of having a man they perceived to be the composite of their stereotypes of average Americans occupying the White House infuriated the elites.  Trump, to them, was a doppelganger for the dimwitted rednecks from the South, the unkempt factory workers from the Midwest, the ill-educated residents of urban ghettos, the unsophisticated farmers and the vulgar over-the-road truck drivers.  Trump was also an existential threat to the American left and their decades-old blueprint for achieving political hegemony and transforming the nation into a socialist state.  After the decades' long infiltration of the bureaucracy and the education establishment that the ruling elites imperiously chose to ignore, and eight years of Obama, the left was convinced their ultimate goal was not only in reach but inevitable.

Critical Race Theory Backers: 'Our Constitution Should Be Burned'.  According to a handful of critical race theory proponents who want the controversial worldview to be taught in schools and dominate our society, reason must be rejected and the United States Constitution should be "burned."  You can see a clip of their discussion here.  In the clip, one of the CRT supporters calls for both the rejection of reason and the end of the American Constitution.  [Video clip]

Cruz Accuses 'Squad' Members of Acting as 'Press Secretaries for Hamas Terrorists'.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday accused the progressive "Squad" of acting as "press secretaries for Hamas terrorists," as he announced that he is introducing a resolution backing arms sales to Israel.  "Rep. [Ilhan] Omar accused Israel of carrying out acts of terrorism.  That is a vicious lie.  And to be honest, the Squad is acting more like the press secretaries for Hamas terrorists than they are like United States congressmen," Cruz said during an appearance on Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine."  The Texas Republican was referring to a group of progressive women with a socialist agenda who became known as "the Squad," including Reps.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).  They have supported the "defund the police" movement, "Medicare for All," free college education, the "Green New Deal," and other socialist policies.

NYT Warns Dems:  BLM Is A Loser.  In a major story today the NYT seems to be warning Dems to back off the BLM hoax, because it's about to cost them dearly.  An unspoken subtext — because it cuts too close to the ideological heart of the left — could be that years of White Privilege and White Supremacist hate narratives from the Left are coming home to roost.  Riots?  Sky high murder rates?  It seems the NYT hasn't even heard of those aspects of the BLM phenomenon, but I'm betting everyone else has.

An aspiring congressional candidate unveils novel campaign slogan: 'Make crime illegal again'.  Washington state congressional candidate Matt Larkin is running on a tough-on-crime platform based on supporting law enforcement in an effort to "make crime illegal again" amid skyrocketing crime and failed liberal leadership in Seattle.  Larkin, a Republican who lost his bid for Washington state attorney general to the incumbent Democrat in 2020, plans to challenge sitting Democratic Rep. Kim Schrier for the seat representing the 8th District of Washington.  In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Larkin said that skyrocketing violent crime, rising homelessness and the growing number of assaults on police officers motivated him to jump into the race.

Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Voters Still Aligned with Trump Policies.  Republican voters believe former President Donald Trump represents what the Republican party needs to follow on a wide range of issues, according to a recent CBS News/YouGov poll.  For example, 89 percent believe in following Trump's example on economic issues, and 80 percent say we need to follow Trump's form of leadership.  Looking deeper, 88 percent say Trump's stance on immigration issues needs to be followed, and 73 percent of the respondents said the former president set an example on race issues.  However, when it comes to the left and the media, 69 percent said Trump set the example on how to treat the left, and 77 percent agreed with the way Trump treated the media.

Race, Gender, and Climate Change:  The Left's Holy Trinity.  We're living in a nightmarish combination of Kafka's The Trial, Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World, all rolled up into one tidy utopian package.  It's mind-numbing to see how many new causes and new victims ooze to the surface almost every day, often turning reason and science totally upside down.  You'd need a photographic memory to keep track, so it's understandable that many people — even some who consider themselves "woke" — get cancelled by the mob, completely unaware that they did or said anything wrong.  (In fact, they probably didn't.)  It will be an almost Sisyphean task to overcome the damage.  But there are signs that a growing number of people from across the political spectrum are starting to take action.  Liberal icons from past decades are standing up against the mob, concerned parents are confronting woke school boards, and newly inspired activists are standing up to elected officials at the city, county, state, and federal levels.  It's not getting much attention from the mainstream media, but that's to be expected.

History Suggests that America is Ripe for a Conservative Resurgence.  It doesn't have to be a Reagan.  It doesn't have to be Trump.  The Democrats are currently failing on a level not seen since the 1970s, and it stands to reason that Americans will make them pay for that, hopefully beginning in 2022.  All we need is someone who can tap into that patriotic vein of American exceptionalism and the boundless potential of the American individual, because if history is any measure, the hopefully short-term struggles with a President Biden may yield America's best days yet.

Does Biden Hate the Police?  You Have to Wonder with His Updated Proclamation.  Saturday concludes National Police Week of 2021.  While Biden had initially planned to fly the flags at half-mast today — which should be expected of him — he quietly changed his mind in an update to the original proclamation.  As Landon reported, this comes after the president had already canceled former President Donald Trump's plan for the "National Garden of American Heroes."

Rep. Cori Bush honors Ferguson activist known for heckling cops with 'pigs' chant.  Rep. Cori Bush, Missouri Democrat, honored in a House floor speech a deceased Palestinian-American activist known for heckling police as "pigs" and telling them he prayed for their deaths during the 2014 Ferguson protests.  Ms. Bush spoke "in memory of our brother" Bassem Masri, who died in November 2018 at age 31, praising him as "a Ferguson activist who was with us on the front lines of our uprising for justice following the police murder of Michael Brown Jr."  "So today we remember Bassem," she said in her Thursday speech.  "We remember his resistance in the face of militarized police occupation, as a St. Louisan and a Palestinian.  We lost him to a health crisis, but we remember his words today.  Until all our children are safe, we will continue to fight for our rights in Palestine and in Ferguson."

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Energy Secretary Granholm just can't suppress her smiles over the gasoline shortages from the Colonial Pipeline shutdown.  Jennifer Granholm sure doesn't look too upset over the impact of the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline on gasoline and other energy supplies. [...] Don't you realize it's good for you to learn to get along without fossil fuels?  Did you realize that if you drive an electric car, this wouldn't be a problem?  Watch as a reporter's question on whether the shutdown would "speed up" the transition to green energy yields utterly` inappropriate (and chilling, if you think about it) smiles from Granholm:  [Photo]  [Tweet]  Sacrifices are going to have to be made, and it's the little people who must make them.  Don't expect Granholm to take the bus to work or swear off private jets.  And don't call what's going on a "gasoline shortage"!  That's too reminiscent of Jimmy Carter.  Call it a "supply crunch"!


Liberal Attorney's Odd Notion That the First Amendment May Not Apply to Fox.  As we reported earlier, some in liberal media have been calling for restrictions on the free speech rights of Fox News.  These folks are about as far from "liberal" as you can be in terms of the classical meaning of the word.  Journalist Glenn Greenwald lit into GQ's Julia Ioffe for suggesting that Fox News' First Amendment rights should be curtailed.  "I cannot stress enough what a civil liberties crisis it is that the leading advocates of censorship in the US are liberal journalists:  the same people whose duty is to champion the First Amendment... demand its gutting," Greenwald continued.  "And look how much they worship and revere "authorities."

White House Occupant Reads Teleprompter, Desperately Attempting to Spin Horrific Policy Outcomes.  The White House occupant appeared today [5/10/2021] to deliver remarks on some key issues that are catastrophic to the long-term goals of the leftist administration.  First, let's be clear; there's no-way the Chicago control agents would allow the installed occupant to speak on any issue, publicly, that was not a direct and measurable threat to their long-term goals.  The remarks today by Joe Biden are carefully scripted to diffuse political damage that is pending as a direct outcome of the executed policies. [...] The bottom line is simple:  The Democrats can see a political backlash coming that is going to overwhelm them.  No amount of spin or manipulative talking points will change the outcome of the reality people are feeling.  Massive increases in gas prices combined with massive inflation is the exact policy outcome from Jimmy Carter.

Larry Kudlow:  The left is trying to destroy America's institutions.  Personally, I think Americans really still love the U.S. military and our police force no matter what the crazies say.  But between critical race theory, cancel culture, systemic racism, and the end of history, the left is trying to do great damage to our institutions, including, by the way, intimidating juries when it comes to police trials.

The Democratic Party finds a new but shaky faith in corporate free speech.  Of course, Democrats insist they are not attacking free speech, just combating "disinformation."  After all, they say, private companies have every right to control speech — unless you are, say, a bakery opposed to preparing a cake for a same-sex wedding, or a company contributing to political causes.  The current mantra defending Facebook's corporate speech rights seems strikingly out of sync with years of Democrats and political activists demanding the curtailment of such rights.  When Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado refused on religious grounds to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) denounced the bakery's claim of free speech:  "It was never about a cake — it's about making sure no one has a license to discriminate against LGBTQ+ Americans." [...] Notably, Warren felt that one company (Masterpiece Cakeshop) can be forced to speak while another corporation (Facebook) should be able to stop others from speaking.  When Facebook barred Trump, Warren declared:  "I'm glad that Donald Trump is not going to be on Facebook.  Suits me."  House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) also celebrated and added:  "Facebook must ban him.  Which is to say, forever."

Mickey Mouse Goes Woke and Customers Don't Like It.  The Walt Disney Corporation has ordered all headquarters employees to attend seminars that inject critical race theory, "systemic racism," "white privilege," and "white fragility" into their training.  The way that City Journal's Christopher Rufo describes what's contained in the whistleblower documents he received from several Disney employees suggests the training regimen is designed to elicit guilt and shame from white employees while falsifying history.  In truth, it's beyond belief.  Disney's theme parks may be known as "The Happiest Place on Earth," but you have to wonder for how long.

NYC veterans fume over parade lockout after pot-smokers get permit to march.  Mayor de Blasio is refusing to allow a group of military veterans to march on Staten Island on Memorial Day — after welcoming public pot smokers to puff their way down Broadway in last week's Cannabis Parade.  "It's a slap in the face," Jamie Gonzalez, 57, a Marine infantryman who saw combat in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, told The [New York] Post.  Gulf War vets like Gonzalez were set to be given special honors in Staten Island's 102nd annual Memorial Day Parade this year to mark the 1991 conflict's 30th anniversary — until the city pulled the plug.

The Disney Corp. has taken a deep dive into race hatred.  Going back to the late 1920s, every single child raised in America has intersected in some way with products from Walt Disney:  We've watched the movies and TV shows, sung the songs, worn the clothes, and visited the theme parks.  Through it all, Disney stood for wholesome family entertainment.  That is no longer the case.  Disney is a hardcore leftists corporation that is pushing its politics on children and training its employees to be white-hating racists or self-loathing white people.  It's time to give up Disney.

New Jersey Police Officer Fired For Calling BLM Protesters "Terrorists".  We have been discussing the termination of public employees and others for their postings on social media or public displays.  The latest case is out of New Jersey where former Hopewell Township police officer Sara Erwin was fired recent over a June 2020 posting on Facebook in which she referred to Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters as "terrorists."  There remains an uncertain line of what political or social views are tolerated and what are barred on social media.  Indeed, Sgt. Mandy Gray was suspended and demoted for simply liking the June 2020 post.  Gray was the first female officer hired in Hopewell Township and became the first female sergeant in 2019, according to NJ.com.  Erwin insists that she posted the statement after she and her colleagues were faced with violent protests and family members who were traumatized by images on television of officers being attacked.

Anderson Cooper Hosts Jeopardy... Sets Record For Lowest Ratings Of Any Guest Host In Show's History.  Looks like Sony Pictures Television won't be asking Anderson Cooper to permanently take up the Jeopardy mantle any time soon.  The silver-haired CNN anchor pulled the least viewers of any guest host since Alex Trebek died of pancreatic cancer last November at age 80. In fact, Cooper scored the smallest audience of any guest host in the show's history.  According to ratings information obtained by The Wrap, with the 53-year-old Cooper at the helm, the long-running series dropped 7% from the week before when Green Bay Packers' QB Aaron Rogers stood behind the iconic podium.  Even Dr. Oz, who Variety columnist Daniel D'Addario accused of giving the show a black eye, attracted a bigger audience — putting up a 5.2 share in his first week to Cooper's 5.1.

We're Not the Crazy Ones.  Since a good pocket definition of "insanity" is "out of touch with reality," each side thus thinks the other is literally insane.  You can see this play out daily on social media, as both sides shake their heads in stunned disbelief at the other's inexplicable antics, which to them seem "crazy."  In this context, that's not merely a pejorative.  Given this state of affairs, how can conservatives be sure we're not the crazy ones?  How can we know our version of reality is correct, reflecting the world as it really is?  That's a legitimate question.  We conservatives tend to be naturally reflective and introspective, recognizing a moral and intellectual obligation to be honest with ourselves and avoid self-delusion.  Moreover, about half the country is now arrayed against us, including the corporate media, Hollywood, the sports world, legions of bureaucrats, and even many of our own (former) friends and family members.  Under such constant bombardment from the left, it's natural to occasionally question ourselves.

Austin voters approve proposition aimed at reinstating public camping ban.  Austin voters have approved Proposition B, which aims to reinstate the public camping ban that was reversed in July 2019.  The results were 57% to 43%, with the majority voting to approve the proposition.  The camping ban makes it illegal to camp in any public area not designated by the Parks and Recreation Department; to sit or lie on a public sidewalk or sleep outdoors in and near the downtown area and the area around the University of Texas campus; and to panhandle at specific hours and locations.

Austin, TX voters overwhelmingly reject propositions pushed by progressives.  There are signs that the left has created a backlash by overplaying its hand.  Even in a stronghold of the left like Austin, Texas, where in 2019 homeless people were allowed to erect their tents on city-owned land, including parks and sidewalks, thanks to the progressive-dominated city council.  All the problems any sane person would predict started happening immediately.  And that led to a voter initiative to reinstate the camping ban, Proposition B.

'If You Need Wokeness, Just Go Listen To NPR': James Carville Doubles Down On Democrats' Problem.  Democratic strategist James Carville doubled down Saturday on Democrats' wokeness problem that he says could cost the party dearly in 2022 and 2024.  Carville joined CNN's Michael Smerconish to discuss the issue, and he argued that the fixation on wokeness was preventing Democrats from reaching real people and costing them voters.  [Video clip]

CNN host W. Kamau Bell wonders if black people should still believe America is 'worth fighting for'.  CNN's "United Shades of America" host W. Kamau Bell wondered aloud during an interview Friday whether blacks should continue to believe that the United States is worthy of them shedding their blood to defend.  Speaking to SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah, the two were discussing recent police-involved shootings of black suspects in the wake of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murdering George Floyd during a trial last month.  In his comments, Bell first expressed sympathy for black families who have lost loved ones but then vented about what he appears to believe is a problem mostly unique to black suspects and police.

The Democrats' Increasing Struggle with Wokeness Is Just Another Sign of the Political Realignment.  Fox News is reporting that the Democrats' struggle with wokeness is expanding.  It started directly after the 2020 election with losses in the House that many purple district Democrats attributed to the radical proposals of the Squad, especially around policing and the summer riots.  These more moderate Democrats, responsible for the bulk of the blue wave in 2018, may be in for a startling comeuppance again in 2022.  The radical proposals are now coming from President Biden, and Americans are taking note.  Biden's 100-day approval numbers showed the only majority support his policies have gained are in response to COVID-19.  The administration's scores on race relations, taxes and spending, China policy, and gun policy are all underwater with Americans.

Working-class people of color hate the riots the lefty elite keeps cheering.  When Americans fight about race or culture, the fight is almost always really about social class.  And that shows up in today's discussions about riots and policing.  The Daily Caller recently sent a video correspondent to Brooklyn Center, Minn., scene of many police-shooting-related riots, and to Washington, DC, home of America's ruling class, and asked people in both places when and if rioting was justified.  The answers differed sharply.  In Brooklyn Center, where the destruction was visible first-hand, respondents (nearly all black men of various ages) overwhelmingly opposed rioting.  An African-American man in an "Army Veteran" hat commented:  "We're human, and we want to be treated with respect," but we also need to show "respect."

Joe Biden's 100 Days: partisan, negligent, and un-American.  Biden has refused to reach across the aisle while moving forward with more than 60 executive actions, including 40 executive orders — a modern-day record.  On his first day in office, Biden overturned President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy, which required asylum-seekers to apply before entering the United States.  This single change essentially created America's border crisis, the worst in two decades.  Some Biden actions targeted the life of the unborn, religious freedom, and traditional families, while others focused on gender identity and transgender military service.  The Biden administration was also quick to rejoin the Paris Agreement, which remains legally nonbinding for the world's leading polluters, such as China and India.  Then there's the issue of gun control, which Biden is weaponizing to bring more legal cases against firearms dealers and manufacturers, while expanding federal oversight of assault-style firearms.  Reframing the right to bear arms as a "gun violence public health epidemic," the Biden administration is treading all over the Second Amendment, which remains overwhelmingly popular among American citizens who believe in freedom and liberty.

'Worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War!' Can Biden really be this dumb?  Whoa!  Joe Biden thinks that that relatively mild, wholly unarmed breach of the Capitol was the "worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War!" How historically ignorant are his speechwriters?  They seem to have forgotten about the assassination of Lincoln, WWI, Pearl Harbor and WWII, the Kennedy assassination, 9/11!  Did they really think that line would resonate with anyone with a modicum of historical knowledge?  While the entire speech was banal, this was the most egregious spoken line.  That an American president would utter such an unspeakable lie is the measure of this man.  He is a fool.  Surely, he knows better but he and his handlers believe that most Americans are so dumb, so uninformed, they will accept such a lie as true.  That one line tells us everything we need to know about who Biden and the cabal running him are; they absolutely believe the American people are not only simpleminded but virtual toddlers who will believe anything they say.

Poll: Democrat-Led Cancel Culture Is A Big Turnoff For Voters In New Jersey, Virginia.  Swing voters in New Jersey and Virginia are fed up with Democrats pushing cancel culture, a new poll from the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) suggests.  The survey of 656 "high propensity persuadable voters" located in two districts in New Jersey and Virginia found that after RSLC digital advertisements targeted Democrats for promoting cancel culture, citizens were more likely to vote for Republican candidates.

The Democratic Party is Now America's Extremist Party.  The Democratic Party is now an extremist organ waging a fierce cold civil war to seize power and eviscerate America as founded and upend and erase its exceptional culture.  The party is saturated with Marxist sensibilities, ideas, and motivations.  Marxism is alien and hostile.  It's fundamentally anti-American.  Its worldview, strategies, and tactics are furnished in an endless stream by radical leftist academics, who have dominated our colleges and universities for decades now.  But the Democrats' destination isn't necessarily a Marxist state, not in its purest form.  It could be corporatism or fascism or variations.  Let's hope we thwart Democrats' aspirations so we never know.  As of the 2020 elections, Democrats have abandoned the middle ground.  They've been moving steadily left throughout the 2000s.  The Republican and Democrat parties traditionally sought to govern from the middle, a little right or a little left.  But the middle has ceased to serve the Democrats' aims.

Democrats Blaming Everyone but Themselves.  [Scroll down]  The current example is the demonization of law enforcement along with calls for police departments to be abolished, as the harpies of "The Squad" demanded in response to the recent death of Daunte Wright in Minnesota.  But police defunding only affects you and me.  While the Squad points a finger at us, their three fingers are pointing back at themselves, to the tune of the $32,000 they spent on private security for themselves while championing defunding the police.  Democrats tell us that law enforcement is evil, yet earlier this year Congress surrounded itself with a fortress of fences and troops.  We should be on our own in a cop-less world, the message goes, but not elected officials, confiscating our money via taxes to keep themselves safe.

Leo Terrell:  The far-left 'has declared war on white Americans and police officers'.  Democrats appeared to become more radical in their intolerance campaign against white people and cops this week.  At least two prominent black leaders spoke out about the Democrats' apparent disdain for white people and cops, likely to the dismay of Rep. Maxine Waters, who recently urged protesters to "get more confrontational."  The intolerance for white people and cops in general seems to have been a growing trend over the past year but Democrats really showed their true colors by condemning a police officer this week who many argue made the right move as he was forced to make a split-second decision to shoot a knife-wielding teenage girl to prevent her from stabbing another girl to death in Columbus, Ohio.

How do Democrats ever get elected to national office?  Cheating now leaps to mind, but, other than that?  Their policies fly in the face of the beliefs and values of a distinct and measurable majority of Americans.  But they don't even care about the poll numbers.
  •   Most Americans are adamantly against defunding the police, African Americans included.  Most Americans are against Democrat plans to pack the Supreme Court.
  •   Most Americans are against leaving their border(s) open and rewarding those who choose to come here illegally by giving them free goods and services.
  •   Most Americans are against the concept and practice of unlimited immigration.
  •   At least a slight majority of Americans realize that abolishing the oil, gas, and coal industries and enacting the Green New Deal will destroy their nation's economy and dramatically worsen their lives — and those of their descendants.  And:
  •   Most Americans do not believe man-caused global warming/climate change is an existential threat to their country or the planet as a whole.
  •   The large majority of Americans are against late-term and "after-birth" abortions.

Study: Young White Liberals More Likely to Have Mental Health Problems.  Evie magazine unpacked analysis of a Pew Research Center survey published last year, and subsequently arrived at the compelling possibility that science is telling us left-wing ideology and mental illness are correlated.  Andrew Stiles at the Washington Free Beacon drew attention Monday [4/19/2021] to the Evie magazine piece, published last week, showing the March 2020 Pew Research data revealed white liberals are more likely than other ideological/racial groups to have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

The Democrats' Divide and Conquer Policy is on Steroids.  Evidence of a "cold" American civil war has been playing out in the streets of America for the last year and the reality is it's been percolating for decades.  From the 1999 WTO protests to the hordes calling George Bush a Nazi to Occupy Wall Street, the hyperbole and violence have been ratcheting up for years.  The catalyst that put us on the path to today was Barack Obama's nomination.  Not because of Obama himself, but rather because of the cudgel Democrats crafted from his race.  Anyone who opposed Obama's policies was racist.  Suddenly, conservatives who reiterated policies they'd supported for decades were racists as was anyone who opposed Democrat policies.  But race was only the beginning.  If you opposed gay marriage:  Homophobic.  Opposed women in combat:  Sexist.  Supported the police:  Fascist.  Such was the beginning of the journey that brings us to America circa 2021.

Joe Biden's flavors of the weak.  As Joe Biden nears the end of his first 100 days, we can attest to the truth of Yogi Berra's dictum that "you can learn a lot by watching."  Americans have watched and learned that No. 46 set out to be the polar opposite of No. 45, and is succeeding wildly.  From border enforcement to Iran to taxes and so much more, Biden is defining himself as the ultimate NeverTrumper.  If Trump was for it, Biden is against it.  Everything else is detail.  Not surprisingly, the approach is proving to be popular with his own party and the left writ large.  But there are exceptions, with a recent poll showing the president's handling of the border crisis he created winning approval from just 29 percent of the country.  Ouch.

Poll: Most Americans Oppose Woke Corporations.  An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Thursday [4/15/2021] found that a majority of Americans oppose woke corporations influencing everyday life.  The poll asked registered voters if they support or oppose American companies using their public role, position, or events to influence political, cultural, or social change.  The findings show that over half (58 percent) oppose any type of corporation using its power to influence any type of political, cultural, or social change across the country.  They also show that 35 percent did support the efforts by woke corporations, while seven percent were unsure how to answer.

Coca-Cola says it's 'time to find common ground' on voting measures after pressure from the Right.  Coca-Cola, whose CEO denounced the Georgia voting bill, is now striking a conciliatory tone after coming under pressure from conservatives.  The soda giant, which is based in Atlanta, was absent from a list of more than 500 corporations and individuals that signed a statement condemning any election legislation that would "restrict" voters from having "an equal and fair opportunity to cast a ballot."  The missive was placed as a two-page Wednesday [4/14/2021] ad in the New York Times and Washington Post, with the effort being organized by the Black Economic Alliance.  Coca-Cola said in a statement to the Washington Examiner on Wednesday that the company "had not seen the letter" initiated by the alliance but is "certainly open to hearing their perspective."  It said it has supported the right to vote and that it will assess how to support voting rights.

The strange death of the Democrats.  The Democratic party is dying.  That may be hard to believe since Democrats control both houses of Congress and won the last presidential election with a record 81 million votes.  But the exiguous margins of their hold on the House and Senate, with fewer than 51 percent of the seats in either chamber, tell another story, as does the desperation of their struggle to abolish the filibuster and federalize election law.  Those policy aims are of a piece with dreams of packing the Supreme Court — and packing the Senate too, by admitting tiny Democratic bastions as new states.  The left wing of the party even assails the constitutional principle behind the Senate itself, the idea of equal representation of the states.  Simply put, Democrats know they can no longer win by the old agreed-upon rules, constitutional or otherwise.

The Editor says...
Exactly.  And "the old agreed-upon rules" include:
    Don't steal the election with counterfeit votes and rigged voting machines,
    Don't rely on the news media to spread propaganda and suppress the truth,
    Don't flood the country will illegal aliens
    Don't just print money and pass it around to everybody, and
    Don't send the country into a panic over a virus that's not extraordinarily dangerous.

Disney workers now able to show off tattoos, wear gender-neutral costumes.  Disney recently updated its dress code for employees at its theme park, including gender-inclusive hairstyles and visible tattoos.  In a blog post, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products Josh D'Amaro said the company is making changes and "creating a place where everyone is welcome.  D'Amaro announced that Disney made the changes to remain relevant in today's workplace and create a culture of belonging. [...] The new policy allows for gender-inclusive hairstyles, jewelry, differing nail styles, varying costume choices, and appropriate visible tattoos.

The Editor says...
You go right ahead and pay $235 (and up) to get into the Disney amusement parks, so you can be greeted by a variety of ghastly tattoos and some confused young man who thinks he's Cinderella.  Is that supposed to be wholesome family entertainment?

Disney Adds New Core Value:  Wokeism.  On Tuesday, April 13, Disney Chairman Josh D'Amaro posted a blog on the Disney Parks website titled "A Place Where Everyone is Welcome," because apparently they weren't very welcoming before, despite having Gay Days for 30 years.  Right off the bat, you should have got the hint to grab a barf bucket for the spiel about "taking action to create meaningful change."  The announcement included a video and narrative to explain the new addition to the longstanding tradition of The Four Keys:  Inclusion.  The first four keys in which Disney has been built upon for more than 65 years are safety, courtesy, show and efficiency.  But, to no one's surprise, after a worldwide meeting with woke cast members and more than 100 total ideas brought forward for improvement, the honor of the fifth key was given to inclusion.  You still holding onto that barf bucket?  The emphasis on inclusion supposedly provides for "more representation and accountability" and instills more inclusive attractions, supplier diversity, adaptive costumes and inclusive products.  D'Amaro also encouraged showing off tattoos to "remain relevant in today's workplace, but also enable our cast members to better express their cultures and individuality at work."

9 of Hollywood's Biggest Acts of Hypocrisy:  China, #MeToo, Guns, Climate Change, and More.  When they're not making movies, TV shows, or albums, left-wing Hollywood elites can be found lecturing average Americans on how to live their lives.  Gun control is imperative, lockdowns are necessary, and burning fossil fuels is wrong.  Except when they do it, of course.  Hollywood hypocrisy comes in many flavors, and the varieties keep growing as more celebrities attempt to expand their social media reach (and their box-office bankability) through progressive activism.  Last movie was a flop?  Your Netflix sitcom got canceled after one season?  Career redemption can be yours if you worship at the altar of woke politics.

Who are the racists?  Who, again, is a racist?  We hear about racists a lot these days.  Racists are supposedly all over.  Might they be people like Bill Gates who believe that requiring the right answer and showing your work in math are an example of white supremacy and racism?  Or the majority of people who believe that all races are capable of getting the right answer and showing their work, and that in order to succeed, they must learn that the correct answer is the only right answer?  Is it they?  Or is it the party that continually claims that it is racist to require an ID to vote?  Or the other party that knows that every person old enough to vote is capable of getting a photo ID and must have one in order to follow all the rules that the government and businesses require?  The party that is willing to destroy minority businesses in Georgia and elsewhere with lies about voting laws?  Or the party that wants all businesses to succeed and believes that all people who are legally eligible have a right to vote?  The party that has continued to keep businesses and schools closed, that is especially harmful to the poor, minorities, and women?  Or the party that strives to get them open as fast as they can?

Biden's Chamber of Confected Hatreds.  It is all becoming absurd.  The group photograph of the Biden cabinet has 17 people sitting masked and socially distant despite the fact that they have all been vaccinated.  The idea that they might transmit or be afflicted by the coronavirus is simply goofy.  The cover of Vogue magazine is featuring a seriously overweight African American woman.  This is not Vogue and what is she doing there?  Police invade churches to remove socially distant unmasked mothers of newborn children.  CBS simply lies about Florida governor Ron DeSantis, is exposed, and then repeats the story.  A nerve-racking and obnoxious black-masked woman calls for "respect" and "dignity" in a grating voice from U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) — by which she means that he must not attempt to photograph from his cell phone desperately overcrowded conditions in holding facilities for unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the southern border.

Cancel Culture and Identity Politics are the Road to a One-Party State.  America is at war.  This time the enemy isn't on some distant battlefield or hiding in a barren cave thousands of miles away.  Instead, the enemy is not only here, but it's ruling over us.  That's the powerful message of David Horowitz's latest book, The Enemy Within:  How a Totalitarian Movement is Destroying America.  This isn't just a warning, it's the reality around us.  "Americans are more divided today than at any time since the Civil War," Horowitz writes.  "In the course of the anti-Trump wars, we have become two nations with little shared ground on the core issues that previously defined us."  And it's the Left that brought us to this state, not just in the last five years, but going all the way back to the fundamental strategy of its divisive politics.

Globalist dogma means the end of America, and for many that's the goal.  John Fonte has written an excellent article called "End Nationalism, End America."  For many on the left, that's the point.  They may dislike nationalism, but what they really can't stand is America.  Their target isn't the nation state; it's our nation state.  That's why they want to cede as much of our sovereignty as they can get away with to international bodies. [...] Left-liberals don't just dislike American culture, people, institutions, and mores.  They dislike our Constitution. [...] Ceding sovereignty to international bodies is a way to negate the Constitution.

We Have Met the Enemy.  The strange figures known as Wokists currently destroying America aren't just reprises of earlier enemies.  They represent something rather new.  The political cult of Wokism combines the worst aspects of every political cult in history.  Whether they realize it or not, Wokists themselves combine the lunatic loyalty of the Manson family with the hollow pseudo-joy of Jonestown residents, the racism of National Socialists, the inhumanity of Mao Tse-Tung, the bratty tantrums of Veruca Salt, the nihilism of Bakunin-style anarchists, the totalitarianism of Stalin's Soviet Union, the child torture and sacrifice of the Mayans, the derangement of Heaven's Gate followers, the sadistic violence of the Jacobins, and the ruthless control-freakism of the current Chinese Communist Party.  Now add to that noxious syncretic blend the Wokist use of powerful communication technologies to shape narratives and meta-narratives, destroy opponents, and recruit new converts, and you've got yourself a thing.

Biden White House Easter remarks included zero mentions of Jesus.  President Biden, a Roman Catholic, did not mention Jesus or Christ a single time in his Easter remarks on Monday [4/5/2021].  The nation celebrated Easter Sunday this past weekend, a time around America where Christians — such as Biden — celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  Traditionally, the president gives an Easter address on that Sunday to commemorate the holiday and Jesus.  Biden's most recent predecessors, former President Barack Obama and former President Donald Trump, had each mentioned Jesus Christ in their messages.  Biden, however, broke this streak on Sunday in his remarks from the White House Blue Room balcony.

Mayor of North Las Vegas says he is switching allegiance to the Republicans as the Democrats have become 'card-carrying socialists' and 'elitists'.  The mayor of North Las Vegas has ditched the Democratic Party, accusing them of deserting work-class Americans and becoming the party of the 'elitists'.  John Lee, 65, who has been a Democrat since his first state election victory in 1994, said he was switching allegiance to the Republican Party as he can no longer abide the direction his former party is going.  Lee told Fox & Friends on Tuesday morning [4/6/2021] that the Nevada Democratic leadership was now dominated by 'card-carrying' socialists.

Failed Oregon Governor [...] Sympathizes With Antifa Murderer While Condemning Trump Federal Officers.  Appearing on Democracy Now with the haggard old hippy woman, Oregon governor Kate Brown (D) went on a bizarre tangent where she appears to side with the violent rioters who ravaged Portland for several months straight last year.  Brown shifted the blame to Trump, vowed to use local law enforcement to "eradicate" Trump "forces," and seemingly sympathizes with Michael Reinoehl, the antifa terrorist who murdered a Trump supporter in downtown Portland who later died in a shootout with the feds.

Joe Biden says, "getting vaccinated is a moral obligation."  It won't be long until he leaves out "moral"?
Donald Trump and Joe Biden's Easter Messages Reveal Everything You Need to Know About the Presidents.  Donald Trump and Joe Biden gave messages to Americans on Easter, the Christian religious holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The 45th President of the United States gave the salutation "Happy Easter" and then decried that he lost the U.S. election. [...] Joe Biden, on the other hand, delivered an Easter Message that preached about the coronavirus, mentioning it 7 times, but failed to mention Jesus Christ even once.  "We share the sentiments of Pope Francis who said that getting vaccinated is a moral obligation, one that can save your life and the lives of others," Biden said.

DNC chair says party [has been damaged] by movements like defund the police.  The head of the U.S. Democratic National Committee has admitted the party's brand has suffered 'damage', and argued that Democrats could be more attractive to rural voters with better messaging.  'I think what we have to do as a party is battle the damage to the Democratic brand,' DNC chair Jamie Harrison, who ran against Senator Lindsey Graham in South Carolina last year, said on Daily Beast's New Abnormal podcast.  'I experienced it on my own race, Lindsey and his crew of dark money effectively labeled me as somebody who believed in defunding the police,' he continued.

Questions The Media Should Ask President Biden About His Call For Economic Sanctions On Georgia.  Given that the United States President has, for the first time in American history, called for an economic boycott and economic sanctions of a member state over dutifully and legally passed legislation, a reader passed along questions he'd like to see the White House press ask of the administration they claim to cover.  The questions refer to President Joe Biden's call for an economic boycott of Georgia over its decision to pass SB202, which will put into place mild election integrity reforms.  Q:  Seeing that over the past year, almost 50 percent of small, black-owned business in America have closed for good and seeing how African Americans make up 55 percent of Atlanta, 54 percent of Savannah, and 55 percent of Augusta (where The Masters is played), does President Biden still think calling for an economic boycott and punishment by private companies on all Georgia citizens is a good idea?  And will he now call for boycotts of The Masters, the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Atlanta Hawks along with UGA & GA Tech football?  Why or why not?

The Editor says...
Hmmm... "The Masters."  An event that happens every year in Georgia.  Is that the next entity to be called racist, after being innocuous for decades?

The Democrat war against the white middle class.  The left in this country is engaged in an all-out assault on white, middle-class America.  Don't take my word for it.  Saul Alinsky, the official Marxist Democrat party tactician, wrote in Rules for Radicals that "organization for action will now and in the decade ahead center upon America's white middle class.  That is where the power is.  When more than three-fourths of our people from both the point of view of economics and self-identification are middle class, it is obvious that their action or inaction will determine the direction of change.  Large parts of the middle class, the 'silent majority,' must be activated."

Do you know any Biden voter who thought they were voting for this?
Joe Biden Displays Transgender Flags at the White House to Celebrate 'Day of Visibility'.  President Joe Biden will display transgender flags at the White House on Wednesday [3/31/2021] to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility, according to an official.  White House Director of Political Strategy and Outreach Emmy Ruiz announced Biden would display the pastel pink and blue and transgender flag at the White House. [...] Biden also released a statement Wednesday to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility.  "Transgender Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of struggle, activism, and courage that have brought our country closer to full equality for transgender and gender non-binary people in the United States and around the world," Biden's statement read.

Democrats Had Sharpest Decline in Church Membership.  In 2019, I noted that a majority of white Democrats had become non-Christian. [...] That was a Pew survey.  The Gallup survey for church membership now is even worse recording the sharpest drop in membership among Democrats.  20 years ago, 71% of Democrats were members of a church.  A decade later, in the Obama years, it fell to 60% and is now down to 46%.  That's the sharpest drop of any demographic group and a quite striking one.  While religious affiliation has dropped across the board, the collapse among Democrats is striking.

The Editor says...
What kind of a church would a lying earth-worshipping baby-killing socialist election-stealing gay-marriage Democrat attend anyway?  It would have to be a place where they'll tell you everything you want to hear and nothing that you don't want to hear.  Several come to mind immediately.

Bottom Line:  Democrats are Afraid of You.  I'm having a problem deciding whether the Biden administration is stupid or evil or just flat-out afraid of us Commoners.  And then I realized that it's all three.  Here's why.  Our liberal friends never imagined that a Trump could happen.  Nothing in their world prepared them for him.  So what happens when you are confronted by something completely unexpected?  You stop dead in your tracks. [...] Should Dems ignore Trump as a flash in the pan?  Should they figure he represented a few dumb deplorables?  Or should they treat him as an existential danger?  We know what happened.  The Dems chose Door Number Three and embarked on a mission to destroy Trump and everything he represented.

Communist Party USA Affirms Loyalty to Beijing.  It's the 1930s all over again.  American communists are now treating the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with the same slavish reverence once reserved for Stalin and the mighty Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU).  The Communist Party USA (CPUSA), once shamelessly subservient to the CPSU, has now completely transferred its loyalties to the CCP.  On March 10, a high-level delegation from the CPUSA met with senior CCP officials in Beijing.  According to an article on the CPUSA website, the International Department of the CPUSA and the International Commission of the Central Committee of the CCP "held a bilateral meeting to celebrate and discuss the 100th anniversary" of the CCP.  Los Angeles-based Rossana Cambron, national co-chair of the CPUSA, and Houston, Texas, comrade Alvaro Rodriguez, the party's International Secretary, led the U.S. delegation.

The Democrat Party Has Declared War on America.  The American Left and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Democrat party, has declared war on America by openly and ruthlessly attacking American society, its norms and foundational principles.  While they previously had been somewhat restrained in their efforts to transform the nation, any pretense of subtlety has now been abandoned.  Consequently, their asinine and self-indulgent theories and totalitarian tactics are on display for all to see.  Yet this coterie of the credulous does not grasp the irrational absurdity of many of their cultural and societal pronouncements.  Now that they control Congress and have a questionably elected and addled dissembler in the White House, these jaw-dropping policies are center stage.  It is little wonder that an increasingly flabbergasted citizenry, as well as many nations throughout the world, are beginning to question what sort of future is in store for the United States.

The American Police State Is Now Forming.  The image of the new wall or fence with razor wire on top that now surrounds the Capitol has been floating across the screen of my mind since it was erected.  Was it erected merely as a response to the horrible events of Jan. 6, and the fear of a right-wing uprising against the anti-Trump Democrats?  Recently, this writer had a breakthrough and understood that this wall is actually an austere reminder that we have entered into a new phase of American history:  the American police state.  The bombast against Trump-supporters now nicknamed "domestic terrorists"; the marching of Guam national Guardsmen to the office of Marjory Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) as a demonstration of the legitimacy of Guam as a U.S. entity; the rapid overturning of and de-legitimizing of all Trump policies both domestic and foreign; the emplacement of a transsexual as a higher up in the Health and Human Services Department; the encouragement of a "re-imagining" of police work in our major cities; the non-enforcement of federal laws pertaining to border security and legal entry into the USA; and the racial messages about statues, American history, the teaching of American history, and the need to overturn American society and its traditions are not merely challenges and upheavals to be dealt with.

Why The Oligarchs Fear Christianity.  Gab has been banned from three different banks over the course of the past three weeks.  We operate a legal US business. [...] Gab is the test case for the oligarchs, they will soon start attacking churches and Christian organizations in the same way that Gab has been persecuted for nearly five years now.  Perhaps this secession will become geographic next.  Time will tell, but personally I'm mentally prepared for it.  We didn't choose this, the psychopathic oligarchs in the American regime did.  We will gladly embrace it and no longer associate with wickedness and their death cult of communism and critical theory.  They can keep their drag queen story hours, 87 genders, degeneracy, moral depravity, and endless chaos.  We choose our humanity, freedom, order, and Jesus.  This is, of course, exactly why those in power are attacking Gab.  Tens of millions of Christians are using Gab's services every month to unite and access an uncensored free flow of information that can't be found anywhere else on the internet.

The Culture Curators Want To Think For You.  Many intellectuals in the United States frequently toss around the word "dictatorship" or "dictator" about political parties they don't like, and with such abandon, it is now deemed normal in some circles to use the terms without irony, primarily when referring to the Republican Party.  In their zeal to dismantle conservatism, they miss the true dictator in our country.  They are our cultural curators.  The corporations, much of the media, the entertainment industry, major league sports organizations, academia and Silicon Valley all demand that we fall in line with how they think.  They want to approve of how we speak, what books we read, what movies we watch, what words we use, who we support politically, how we educate our children and what parts of history are acceptable to teach.  Many of these entities have gone from trying to appeal to a wide range of customers based on the products they sell or services they offer to social justice organizations, far removed from their core missions and their consumers.

Hoping to deny DeSantis re-election — and end his presidential hopes — Democrats launch operation 'Ron Be Gone'.  Democrats announced formation of "Ron Be Gone" on Monday [3/15/2021], a fundraising, advertising and organizing vehicle aimed at preventing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis from winning re-election next year.  A bonus, if they contribute to defeating DeSantis, would be imploding his prospects as a 2024 Republican presidential candidate.  Even the name, which sounds like a pest removal product, shows the depth of Democratic animosity toward the Republican governor.

It's time for Red States to start nullifying federal law.  Here are some of the issues that could be affected by the concept of nullification:  [...] [#4] Nullify the anti-police agenda.  During the Obama regime, his DoJ hamstrung city police departments all over the country with phony "civil rights" investigations, resulting in cities hesitant to arrest or prosecute violent thugs.  With anti-police activists surrounding Biden, his administration will do the same, thereby empowering leftist rioters in our cities.  The founders never gave the federal government a law enforcement role as they thought this responsibility best be carried out by local police and sheriff departments.  States should resist and ignore all federal anti-police regulations and DoJ harassment of local police departments.

New NJ law says cops can't notify parents when minor is caught with marijuana or alcohol in first offense.  Democrats are unyielding in their quest for a permissive society where there is little if any personal responsibility.  Nowhere is this more apparent than their preferred policies on the killing of unborn babies, and amid the current marijuana craze liberal politicians are borrowing from that campaign to mainstream weed.  Just as Democrats pursued laws allowing minors to have an abortion without telling their parents, New Jersey has legalized the consumption of marijuana, in all its forms, on private property and enacted a law restricting law enforcement from notifying the parents of minors who are caught with possession of weed or alcohol.  The most remarkable thing here being, perhaps, that tens of millions of Americans continue to support the party that pushes these destructive law

When a Handful of Crises Aren't Enough.  The Biden administration has enjoyed no honeymoon.  The cabal that addled Joe Biden fronts really didn't want one.  Bridge-building, comity, and compromise are passé.  What Ron Klain, Susan Rice, and a knot of plutocrats and "progressives" who pull Joe's strings want are crises.  Manufactured crises are just as good as the real deals.  They're opportunities not to be wasted.

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If the "Biden administration has enjoyed no honeymoon," it is entirely his fault.  The flurry of executive orders he signed on his first day in office effectively terminated any smooth transition he might have expected.

To defeat woke tyrants, the rest of us must treat them like the monsters they are.  Most Americans hate woke politics — and most minorities don't share "woke" priorities.  Indeed, according to pollster David Shor, woke excesses are causing black voters to flee the Democratic Party.  Despite endless charges of "racism," former President Donald Trump took the biggest share of minority voters of any Republican in my lifetime. [...] Only a tiny minority of consumers care about Mr. Potato Head's toxic masculinity, about "Aunt Jemima" as a brand or about the #MeToo aggressions of Pepé Le Pew.  Yet corporations, universities and governments rush to placate that minuscule slice of the population, trashing large chunks of our culture in the process.  It's happening not because anybody voted for it, but because a small but determined and vicious minority is bullying people to go along, relying on cowardice and groupthink to achieve ends that could never happen via majority vote:  How do you think Dr. Seuss would have done in a referendum?

Masks Are Just Part of the Socialists' Uniform.  In poll after poll, Americans have made it clear that they strongly oppose mass illegal immigration.  Ignoring their wishes, the Biden administration has set into place policies that have created a border crisis with no end in sight.  In poll after poll, Americans have made it clear that jobs and the economy are more important than recklessly combatting a global temperature change of a few hundredths of a degree over the next century in the name of "climate justice."  Ignoring their assessment, the Biden administration has killed off oil and gas jobs, increased the cost of gasoline at the pump, and handcuffed America's energy independence in the name of green dreams — strengthening the economies of Russia, China, and Iran while impoverishing millions of Americans.  In poll after poll, Americans have made it clear that they prefer increasing manufacturing and economic diversification at home to depending upon the supply chains and resources of an adversarial China.  Instead, the Biden administration has actively discarded the "America First" economic policies of President Trump and reoriented America back toward the globalist initiatives of the last half-century that benefit transnational banks and Wall Street traders while crippling Main Street businesses and making America vulnerable to her enemies.

Nevada Democratic Party Staff Quits En Masse after Socialists Win Leadership Roles.  Every Nevada Democratic Party staff member quit after Democratic socialists won party leadership roles, according to a new report.  Alana Mounce, the party's executive director, reportedly notified the newly elected party chair, Judith Whitmer, that she and other staff members were resigning, according to The Intercept.  The party's operations director, research director, communications director and finance director all resigned after the left-wing candidates of the "NV Dems Progressive Slate," which was run by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the Left Caucus, beat out the Democratic Party's "Progressive Unity Slate" on Saturday [3/6/2021].

How the Nevada Democrat Socialists Ousted the Traditional Democrat Party and Why You Should Pay Attention.  My colleague Jeff Charles wrote a great article on how the Nevada Democrat Socialists of America (DSA) have taken over the Democrat Party in the state, and why the traditional leadership chose to resign. [...] How did they do it?  For starters, Nevada is a Union-heavy state.  With Las Vegas as the tip of the spear, the AFL-CIO with its dominant membership overshadows the majority of the Western territory.  Unions have always been socialist in their orientation (the collective above the individual), but with the COVID pandemic, "Future of Work" initiatives which have infected every corporate sector and government body, and collaboration with Labor organizations internationally, the DSA's agenda has shifted beyond pro-worker organization to all aspects of political power and shaping people's lives.  Be warned.  As we learned in California with the battles with the Unions over AB5 and Prop 22, the DSA has no interest in co-existence.  They will do whatever it takes to keep and secure power and force behind their agendas.  The primary one being turning America into a socialist country.

Saying 'No' to the Cancel Culture.  On the left, the tumbrels are rolling again, delivering former icons like Dr. Seuss, Pepe Le Pew, and other enemies of the people to the cultural guillotines for immediate beheading.  Their crimes: their decades-old sensibilities are out of touch with those of the seething, humorless and frankly not very bright scolds who currently inhabit the fever swamps of Twitter, Facebook, and the editorial pages of the New York Times.  Go ahead, laugh; what could be more ridiculous than discerning "rape culture" in the broadly drawn behavior of a French striped skunk who's been looking for love in all the wrong places since 1945?  But ham-handed attempts at seduction are no longer funny to the Madame Defarges of the social-justice warrior brigades, and so stinky little Pepe must be banished from Looney Tunes land.

Dr. Seuss shows leftists again blurring fantasy and reality.  What makes it simultaneously amusing and disturbing is that it treats Seuss's nonsensical worlds as real and extrapolates racial messages from them.  Here's the short version of the left's latest attempt to cancel all cultural touchpoints that don't mesh with Marx:  Dr. Seuss's works ended up in the crosshairs when a Virginia school district discovered that Learning for Justice, an education (i.e., indoctrination") site affiliated with the Southern Poverty Law Center, had declared in 2019 that Dr. Seuss's works are racist.  Once the school's story hit the news, the pile-on began, with every leftist rushing to condemn Seuss for making his Asian, Inuit, and African humanoid characters every bit as weird, misshapen, and ugly as his (presumably) white American humanoid characters.  Six Seuss works were pulled from Amazon and eBay because of their racial horrors and Biden ignored Seuss entirely on Read Across America Day, which is held annually on Dr. Seuss's birthday.

Poll: 65% of Fans Think Disney Has Lunged Too Far Into Wokeness.  Considering a Disney+ membership?  You may want to hold off.  The Daily Wire released the results of an exclusive poll conducted by Neil Newhouse of Public Opinion Strategies which found that 65% of Americans "believe that companies like Disney have taken political correctness too far."  Conducted between Feb 26 and March 3, the poll of 1,098 participants, including Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, set the bottom line:  "Corporate America's lunge into 'wokeness' and cancel culture might hit a bump in the road given public reaction to Disney's recent actions," concluded Newhouse.  Walt is probably rolling over in his grave.  The polling group also asked about Disney's cancel culture stab at Gina Carano.  As a reminder, Carano formerly starred in Disney's The Mandalorian but was axed back in February due to her "abhorrent" social media posts.  As per usual, most lefties supported Disney's decision to cancel Carano but conservatives saw right through the smoke and mirrors.

Use These 32 Questions to Determine Whether Someone Is a Liberal or a Leftist.  The great tragedy of our time is that liberals vote left.  Virtually every value liberals have held for a century is now held by conservatives and scorned by leftists.  Therefore, America, in serious jeopardy of being lost, will be saved when people convince the liberals in their life that the left, not the conservative, is their enemy.  This process begins by establishing whether a friend or relative is a liberal or a leftist.  If it turns out that he or she is a liberal, it is worth engaging in respectful dialogue on the issues of the day.  If the friend or relative is a leftist, you can probably only talk about innocuous subjects such as the weather (though not about global warming) or sports (though not about players taking a knee during the national anthem).  If you talk about the great issues of the day with a left-wing friend or relative, that could be the last time you talk to each other.  He or she is likely to unfriend you not only on social media but also in life.  Leftists generally do not dialogue; they dismiss.

Why Deadnaming Matters.  Richard Levine was born in 1957 in Wakefield, Massachusetts, an affluent suburb 20 minutes north of Boston.  He went to Hebrew school and had a bar mitzvah before heading to the very tony (very expensive) all-boys Belmont Hill School, where he played as a linebacker on the football team.  From there he went to Harvard undergrad before heading south for med school at Tulane.  While still in school, he married classmate Martha Peaslee; the couple would go on to have two children, one boy and one girl.  Richard's career got off to a running start with a residency and fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan.  From there he moved to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, where he established himself firmly as a leader in his field, building both an adolescent medicine division and an eating disorders clinic.  But even with a loving family and a meaningful career, something was amiss in Richard Levine's world.  Eight years after his move to Pennsylvania, the doctor began to see a therapist.  Another eight years after that, he publicly announced his decision to transition to presenting as a woman.  Now, a full decade after that announcement, Richard — now Rachel — stands as Joe Biden's nominee for the United States' Assistant Secretary for Health.

The Left's Campaign Against Self-Defense.  Last week, federal prosecutors offered an undisclosed plea deal to two lawyers who firebombed an NYPD van and drove around passing out Molotov cocktails to protesters at a violent May 2020 Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest in Brooklyn. [...] In the name of "social justice," politicians and the judiciary in many cities and states are bestowing moral rights on violent left-wing and anarchist groups.  District attorney Mike Schmidt, for instance, announced in August that he won't prosecute most of the 550 people arrested during the 75 days of mayhem in Portland last spring.  He said the leniency was an attempt to "create a forum" to express "collective grief, anger, and frustration" at the death of George Floyd and the history of abuses endured by people of color.  Worse, he said using the criminal justice system against them would "undermine public safety" for those "demanding to be heard." Schmidt, his Democrat cohort, and leftist sympathizers in journalism, law, and academia willfully ignore the fact that such misplaced clemency condones and encourages militant groups' violence, their disrespect for the law, and their anti-American agenda.

Top Pollster Says Pelosi, Dems' Every Move Makes Trump Even More Popular.  While establishment Republicans move to expunge Donald Trump from the head of the GOP, his massive voting base is expressing the opposite view.  According to pollster Jim McLaughlin, Trump is becoming more popular every time House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Joe Biden, and Democrats make a move to undo a Trump policy.  McLaughlin, who conducted the McLaughlin & Associates CPAC preference poll, found that many Americans are looking back at Trump's agenda and accomplishments and missing it. [...] "The more they attack his issue agenda and his people, the stronger President Trump gets," he said.  McLaughlin pulled these findings from his CPAC poll to make his point:
      ◦   Ninety-seven percent want Congress to do more to fight for their conservative agenda.
      ◦   Ninety-three percent said there was voter fraud that helped Biden win.
      ◦   Ninety-three percent said Biden doesn't have the mental capacity to be president.
      ◦   Ninety-six percent said the Washington establishment thinks they are better than ordinary people.
      ◦   Ninety-nine percent said we need to get the children back to school and open the economy.
      ◦   Sixty-three percent said they are angry/disappointed with the Republican National Committee.

Carlson: 'Dr. Seuss Was Not a Racist — Dr. Seuss Was a Preachy Liberal'.  During the Tuesday [3/2/2021] broadcast of his Fox News Channel program, Tucker Carlson addressed the controversy surrounding Dr. Seuss' children's books, which have been deemed "racist" but some on the American left.  Carlson warned if "cancel culture" was allowed to succeed with Dr. Seuss, America would be "lost."

Did "Defund The Police" Drive Non-White Voters To Trump?  If this is true, talk about backfire.  Former Obama campaign adviser David Shor argues yes.  Democrats thought that slogan would strengthen ethnocentric voting choices.  Instead, it forced non-white voters to choose ideology over demographics, especially among Hispanics — and rather than pull voters to Joe Biden by pandering, they drove them to Donald Trump instead.

Joe Biden [was] Asked When America Will Get Back to Normal.  Joe Biden was asked when things will go back to normal on Tuesday [3/2/2021] as he shuffled out of his presser.  Joe paused and told the leftwing reporters: [...] Maybe next year.  These Democrats are determined to kill America.

Americans tune out the Golden Globe Awards.  The television audience for Hollywood's virtual Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday [2/28/2021] fell sharply from last year's event, with preliminary estimates on Monday indicating that about 60 per cent fewer viewers tuned in to the widely panned award show.  Ratings data reported on Monday by The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline showed that only about 5.4 million Americans watched the three-hour telecast on the NBC network.  The preliminary figures do not reflect viewing on the American West Coast, but they nevertheless reflect a drop of nearly two-thirds from early audience estimates for the 2020 show.

Poll Shows Republicans Care About Issues, Democrats Just Hate Republicans.  A Echelon Insights poll shows that Republican priorities surround the big issues of the day, while Democrat concerns are focused almost solely on hating Republicans. [...] Starting with the most concerned, the top issues of concern for Republican voters are illegal immigration, lack of support for police, high taxes, left-wing media bias, the moral decline of the country, socialism, Antifa, China, late-term abortion, election fraud, tech censorship, and discrimination against Christians. [...] Starting with the most concerned, the top issues of concern for Democrat voters are — no joke — Trump supporters, white nationalism, systemic racism, gun violence, healthcare coverage, domestic terror, police brutality, discrimination against the alphabet people, sexism, voter suppression, student debt, and capitalism.

A short primer on the importance of our Second Amendment rights.  Joe Biden's had a lot on his plate.  First, he erased America's immigration laws by order government employees not to enforce them.  Then he destroyed the economy by attacking the oil and gas that are essential for modern life.  After that, he sowed some racial discord.  Next, he insulted our only ally in the Middle East while sucking up to "Death to America" Iran.  And that's just the shortlist.  But the people in charge haven't forgotten one of their most important missions:  To destroy the Second Amendment.

The Democrats' 'Woke' Equality Act:  Another Awful Idea That Would Radically Change America.  In principle, the law bars employment and other discrimination against LGBTQ workers.  In reality, it disenfranchises large swaths of American society, from religious institutions and women's rights groups to small businesses and nonprofits.  Legal legerdemain is key here.  The proposed law erases biologically based sex definitions and protections under the 1964 Civil Rights Act and replaces them with the phrase "sexual orientation and gender identity," a legal definition so broad as to be almost meaningless.  So if you believe in traditional marriage and sex roles, or don't agree there are 64 different genders (or even 112, as some assert), you now officially and legally become a bigot, for all that implies.

The Blue States Are Now the Beggar States.  Last week, I visited South Florida for four days, and what a shock:  Everything was open.  The beaches, the hotels, the restaurants (with some sensible safety and social distancing restrictions).  The classrooms are full.  The other strange thing about being in Florida was that people were happy.  They were playing tennis and golf.  They were going to work and getting on with their lives.  Florida is a Republican, can-do kind of place.  Then, there is New York.  Manhattan is a morose and deserted place to be.  It's as if it's boarded up.  People are living their lives afraid.  They are depressed, which makes the whole place depressing.  In Southern California, I experienced the same dreariness.  And it wasn't the weather, which was warm and sunny.  Restaurants were closed or highly restricted.  Stores were sparsely attended, and people were generally grimacing and standoffish.  They yelp in horror if you take off your mask, even for a moment.

Group: Biden gun control would 'criminalize' 105M law-abiding people.  As President Biden pivots to the highly charged issue of gun control, key groups are urging him to respect the 105 million law-abiding gun owners and target instead illegal use of firearms.  Today, a growing organization that represents those with permits to carry concealed weapons said that instead of limiting access to guns, the president should nationalize legal permitting and end the patchwork of state regulations that range from tight bans to no restrictions.  "While we can agree that there are several 'common sense' and long overdue changes needed to our nation's gun laws, we firmly believe that the path forward should be focused on supporting and protecting responsible, law-abiding Americans — not criminalizing and punishing them," said a letter to Biden from the U.S. Concealed Carry Association.

Why we need an inquiry into January 6.  [Scroll down]  Indeed, so quick was the construction of this narrative that the cynics among us speculated that the riot, if not exactly premeditated by anti-Trump forces, was at least foreseen as an exploitable possibility.  Something similar can be said about the deployment of the phrase 'our democracy'.  In this case, the first-person-plural possessive is very clearly intended to be exclusive, not inclusive.  No one wearing a MAGA hat or waving a Trump banner is included in that 'our'.  The thousands of loyalty-tested National Guard troops and the tall, razor-wire-tipped fence hastily erected to surround the Capitol communicated the same message.  It's Us vs Them, comrade:  talk about 'unity' and 'our democracy' but practice division and exclusion.  Nancy Pelosi called the Capitol 'the people's house', the 'citadel of democracy', but the armed troops and the fence bespoke a different reality.

Ag commissioner Fried orders offices to defy any order to lower flags for Limbaugh.  Florida's agriculture commissioner is challenging Gov. Ron DeSantis' plans to honor conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.  Following Limbaugh's death from lung cancer last week, the Republican governor told a crowd of West Palm Beach supporters that he would celebrate Limbaugh's legacy by ordering state flags to fly at half-staff.  "When there's things of this magnitude, once the date of internment for Rush is announced, we're going to be lowering the flags to half-staff," DeSantis said during a campaign-style event at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport.

Biden's HHS Pick Advocates Sex Changes For Kids.  On Thursday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold a nomination hearing for Dr. Rachel Levine, President Joe Biden's pick for Assistant Secretary of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  There are plenty of reasons for the committee to be concerned about placing Dr. Levine in such an influential and powerful role. [...] Most alarmingly, Dr. Levine has advocated for sex changes for pre-pubertal people, otherwise known as "children."  A professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine, Levine has given lectures in various settings since at least 2012 on how to perform sex changes and gender conversion therapy on children.  According to Levine, children ought to be given the latitude to choose their own gender.  Levine has advised adults to "try not to force them one way or other [sic]" and instead to follow the child's lead.

A Word About The Biden Return To 'Normalcy'.  Less than a month into Biden's term, let's take a look at America's return to "normal":
  •   Is it our standard-operating procedure to call, without evidence, those we disagree with racists and white supremacists?
  •   Is being obsessed with, and bowing down before, identity politics who we are?
  •   Is letting males compete with female athletes playing it straight in the U.S.?
  •   Is a militarized zone around the U.S. Capitol a long-standing American custom?  What about a political witch hunt disguised as an effort to root out domestic terrorists?
  •   Is it normal for an administration to snub Israel, America's only natural and traditional ally in the Middle East?
  •   Is it routine for the president's family to conduct "corrupt business dealings in foreign countries"?
  •   Is it normal for public schools to be closed across the country because the teachers unions in a real sense own the party in power in Washington?
  •   Is it a time-honored American practice for the media to snuggle up to that party in power and treat the president as a celebrity, even a savior, and refuse to sufficiently fact-check him?

A Fifty-Year History of Anti-Patriotism in the United States.  Patriotism is under attack.  The idea of the cultural Marxists on the left is to replace traditional patriotism with a different vision of the meaning of American nationalism from the vision that has obtained since 1776, although that traditional understanding and vision of the USA has gone through modifications over decades.  Unwillingness to say the Pledge of Allegiance or even to stand for the Pledge is not a first step in that direction, but part of an endgame toward a revised understanding of what America is and what its role is in history.  The readers of this article should not be surprised if legislation for a revised American flag is offered in the halls of Congress in the near future.

McConnell's Bitter Turtle Soup.  [Scroll down]  With parts of the country on lockdown, schools closed, and a volatile market making Americans justifiably nervous, Democrats and their Republican enablers decided that damaging President Trump (and pre-emptively torpedoing his return in '24) was still their most pressing concern.  That's a pretty sobering admission of just how popular President Trump's policies really are.  Congress is more afraid of him and the transformational change he represents than it is of a hostile China, a worldwide pandemic, a Cold Civil War here in the U.S., or the potential for a complete global economic collapse.  We are so far "through the looking-glass" now that Alice's Wonderland seems more believable.

Biden's biggest lie.  Since the precarious installation of our new leader, cancel culture has ratcheted up and grown even more idiotic and insidious.  Careless tales of white supremacy and Trump supporting insurgency have been tossed out like red meat to the wolf pack media by the "uniter" himself.  The force-feeding of school curriculums and guidelines created to shame a majority of the population for offensive melanin are in vogue and proliferating.  This "Us against them" rhetoric is not waning but accelerating under the Biden administration and it is becoming utterly exhausting.  I believe that most Americans, not just conservatives, want to live their lives in peace and free from ignorant scolds insistent on making everyone feel guilty and miserable.  News flash:  I have liberal friends who feel the same way.  There is a much smaller faction of troublemakers involved in the division of America than we think.  The problem is that the new occupant of the White House is one of them.

GOP senator files 2 bills to stop cancel culture.  Here's how Dems responded.  California, home to Hollywood, may be where cancel culture strikes loudest and most viciously.  But one Republican lawmaker in the Golden State hopes to strike back against an ideology that is poisoning honest political debate and ruining careers and lives.  State Sen. Melissa Melendez has filed two bills that would protect people based on their political beliefs — a seemingly odd thing for a country founded on providing that guarantee to its citizens.  One bill, the "Diversity of Thought Act," would amend California's Fair Employment and Housing Act to include political affiliation among those "specified characteristics," as the current law says, that protect people from random discrimination.

Delusional or Deliberate?  The great leftist disconnect from reality.  Jen Psaki, who serves as Joe Biden's Press Secretary, is an excellent choice in many ways.  She's comfortable appearing uninformed and unintelligent before the media.  She knows that they won't call her out and apparently doesn't care what the American people think.  On Tuesday, she offered a perfect example of that latter point.  Psaki is hosting weekly video briefings during which she answers questions people have submitted via Twitter.  At one minute and 21 seconds into the video below, Psaki reads out the question:  "What is President Biden doing for my small business?" [...] The lockdowns have decimated businesses in every Democrat-run state.  Considering how important small businesses are to the economy, this is a deeply serious issue.  So what's Psaki's choice for the most important thing — the "first and foremost" thing — that Biden has done for small businesses?  "He nominated a woman to lead the Small Business Administration": [...] And what else did Biden do for small businesses?  He signed a race-based executive order making money available only for minorities.  This is a woman disconnected from reality, working for an administration that's equally disconnected.  [Video clip]

Are Democrats Creating Two Americas?  About half the nation is on the naughty side of the Naughty or Nice list kept by score-settling Jacobins.  Per their ledgers, our side's crimes are many.  We support Trump.  We dare to exercise our free speech rights.  We question the honesty of the 2020 presidential contests.  We mock a pillar of the heathens' pseudo-religion, "Manmade" climate change.  We know that fossil fuel and the Keystone XL Pipeline are very good things.  We know that gender isn't plastic.  Real females deserve athletics free from faux female participation.  We know that babies in the womb are human beings.  We refute, as patent race-mongering, the harangue that America is an irredeemably racist land, which must be punished and deconstructed, and whose nonblack citizens must be Jim Crowed as an initial down payment on recompense.  Our stupendously greatest offense?  We're a law-abiding, patriotic, God-fearing, family-loving, and hard-working people.

Juan Williams Becomes Visibly Upset As Greg Gutfeld Rages Against The Media In Masterful Rant.  On Monday [2/15/2021], Juan Williams appeared visibly upset as Greg Gutfeld went scorched earth against the lying liberal media.  In fact, you can quite literally see Williams shaking his head and squirming in his chair as Gutfeld unleashed his masterful rant.  Gutfeld blistered the media for not being transparent when it comes to voter fraud allegations, saying that the media accuses conservatives of being "treasonous" if they even dare to raise the question.  He also hammered the left for their support of left-wing riots over the summer because they were done in the name of "social justice".  "Juan says that if you want to bury the lie of election fraud, then let's investigate it and make it more transparent," Gutfeld began.  "If people can believe that something was wrong with the election and not be accused of being treasonous.... Your side did it for 4 years!  So nobody is going to bury anything.  People are concerned that there's a problem with the election system, the same way that you feel about the justice system.  It was okay for your side to riot for months over the justice system.  But somebody gets ticked off about the election system and that's 'treasonous'," he added.

Eric Swalwell says God is a woman while discussing Trump impeachment trial.  Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., on Sunday [2/14/2021] suggested that God is a woman while discussing the impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump.  Swalwell, 40, made the comments during an appearance on MSNBC, explaining Democrats' decision not to subpoena additional witnesses.  "The choice was, do we chase those people — not knowing what they're going to say to the courts — for years.  Or do we go forward with a powerful, thundering case that we have," Swalwell said.  "And also, (Senate Minority Leader) Mitch McConnell was already telling us that he believed the challenge was a jurisdictional one."  Swalwell said calling witnesses wouldn't have changed Republicans' mind on voting to acquit Trump on the charge of citing Jan. 6's riot at the U.S. Capitol, even if the witnesses were "God herself."

Tucker Carlson Suggests Democrats Have Become 'More Vicious in Victory' — 'Power Makes Them Mean'.  Thursday [2/11/2021], FNC "Tucker Carlson Tonight" host Tucker Carlson speculated on the motivations driving congressional Democrats to pursue the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, which he described as "mad" and "irrational."  Carlson noted that even in victory, Democrats are continuing their relentless pursuit, which he argued was a product of gaining power.  He also questioned why some in the media are seeking to quell dissenting opinion, including Fox News.  [Video clip]

'A lot of cowboys out here': Rural California embraces lockdown defiance.  In Woody Clendenen's barbershop, a standard haircut costs $15.  Seniors get a discount for $12, and liberals are charged $40.  At least that's what the sign at his local Cottonwood shop in Northern California's Shasta County says.  His small business is donned with Trump 2020 gear, support to create the new state of Jefferson, and copies of the Constitution for customers to read or take.  He's got regulars who stick around just to talk politics and feel a sense of normalcy during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Most of them are maskless and aren't told to follow any health precautions when they're at Cottonwood Barbershop.  Though California's often considered one of the bluest states in the country, in the rural Northstate, most locals share a similar philosophy, embracing the independent spirit of the wild, wild West.

Chris Wallace's toxicity with Fox News viewers on display in charity auction.  The continuing prominence of Chris Wallace on Fox News both annoys and perplexes many of the channel's remaining conservative viewers.  And now we finally have a metric demonstrating the aversion toward Wallace by Fox viewers.

Liberal Columnist Accidentally Admits Diversity Isn't a StrengthLos Angeles Times columnist Virginia Heffernan went viral last weekend because of an op-ed.  She wrote about her discomfort with her very friendly "Trumpite" neighbors.  They shoveled snow from her driveway without her even asking, making her "realize I owe them thanks."  But Heffernan wondered "how much thanks?"  To her way of thinking, she can't allow neighborliness to wipe away the alleged horrors of the Trump era.  "My neighbors supported a man who showed near-murderous contempt for the majority of Americans," Heffernan wrote.  "They kept him in business with their support." [...] The column was rightfully mocked by conservatives as petty, arrogant, and out-of-touch.  It illustrates how many liberals think they're superior to the "deplorables" simply because they have the "correct" beliefs.  Deplorables can demonstrate all manner of noble conduct, yet are still morally inferior to the ungrateful liberals they assist.

Restaurant gets death threats for not allowing server to wear Black Lives Matter mask.  The owner of a popular California restaurant says the eatery got death threats and was forced to close for not allowing a waitress to wear a Black Lives Matter mask on the job, according to a report.  The Girl and the Fig, a country-style French restaurant in Sonoma, received threats of violence after a former server, Kimi Stout, complained about the incident on local media, according to ABC 7.  "I would have absolutely abided by the mask rules if they had a sign up that said Black Lives Matter," said Stout, who left the job over the conflict, told the station.  "As a Brown queer fem person, standing up for the marginalized has always been important to me [...]" she said.

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Here's a handy tip about success in life:  If your job requires you to interact with the public, you will have a short and miserable career if you make an effort to look and act as abnormal, repugnant, and generally non-standard non-conformist as you can.  When you are ostracized as a result of your recalcitrance, you should not be surprised, and you should avoid rushing to the news media with your victimhood story, because it won't help your situation in the long run.

Activists push Democrats to give stimulus checks to 9M taxpaying noncitizens.  Democrats face pressure from immigration activists to provide pandemic relief checks to millions of immigrants who are illegally residing in the United States but pay taxes.  Behind the scenes, left-leaning advocacy groups and nonprofit organizations are pushing to get $1,400 checks, including in major pandemic relief legislation not only for the 2.2 million U.S. citizen children who were excluded from the two previous checks but 9.3 million adults who pay billions of dollars in federal taxes.  Altogether, the measure could cost the federal government $13 billion.  The National Immigration Law Center, Church World Services, and Service Employees International Union are leading efforts to whip Senate Democrats into adding language for the checks into the pandemic relief legislative package.  The move is not expected to succeed but could complicate negotiations within the Democratic Party in the coming weeks.

Biden's next big pipeline decision could deepen clash of greens and unions.  President Biden's pending decision whether to shut down the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline could deepen early tensions between environmentalists and unions that endorsed him.  Biden's day-one order to revoke a permit for the better-known Keystone XL oil pipeline between Canada and the United States drew backlash from organized labor and some centrist Democrats who say the cancellation will kill thousands of construction jobs.  Now, liberal lawmakers, celebrities, and indigenous leaders have asked the president to shutter Dakota Access, which critics warn would trigger more backlash since the pipeline is already operational, unlike Keystone.  The Dakota Access pipeline has been carrying oil for more than three years from North Dakota to Illinois.

White House Supports Mavericks Scrapping The National Anthem Because America Fails 'Often'.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki expressed support for Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's decision to remove the national anthem from the team's home games because they "feel [the anthem] doesn't represent them."  During the Wednesday [2/10/2021] press briefing, Fox News's Peter Doocy asked Psaki about the Biden administration's stance on Cuban's decision.  While the press secretary acknowledged that President Joe Biden is "proud to be an American and has great respect for the anthem," she also said he would support the Mavericks for calling out the frequent times when "we as a country haven't lived up to our highest ideals."  "He'd also say that, of course, that part of pride in our country means recognizing moments where we as a country haven't lived up to our highest ideals, which is often, and at times what people are speaking to when they take action at sporting events," Psaki said.

More about the injection of politics into sports.

Tom Cotton:  Joe Biden Is Keeping U.S. Closed for Americans, Leaving Border Open for Illegal Aliens.  President Joe Biden's administration is getting blasted by lawmakers, local officials, and critics for advocating lockdowns and restrictions for Americans during the Chinese coronavirus crisis while seemingly opening the nation's borders to illegal aliens who can flout Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.  As Breitbart News has extensively reported, the Biden administration has resumed the Catch and Release program wherein border crossers are apprehended and promptly released into the interior of the United States.  These border crossers are not required to test negative for the coronavirus before their release into American communities.

Why the Left Must Destroy a Patriotic American Ethos.  During the past year, we have witnessed an assault on our cultural heritage and history; the anti-American iconoclasm that gripped the activist economy throughout the United States is now a force of absolute desecration that will erase our entire history and heritage if given the chance.  First, they came for the Confederate monuments under the bullhorn of racism.  Quietly supported by mainstream conservatism, these same anti-American iconoclasts just as quickly turned against Lincoln, Grant, and other Union war heroes, much to the consternation of mainstream conservatives too blind, willfully or ignorantly, to see what the war against our art is about.  How did it come to this?  As many know, there has been a "long march" through our institutions by anti-American and anti-Western liberals who see themselves as the vanguard elect eradicating the sins of white Western Christian civilization.

Maxine Waters denies ever encouraging violence against Republicans.  We are currently being governed by a class of people who believe:
  •   Focusing obsessively on race, and classifying people solely by racial characteristics, is "anti-racist."
  •   Violent cadres of masked people attacking their political enemies, burning buildings, and engaging in violent censorship are "anti-fascists."
  •   People can change their sex at will because of their feelings, a subset of which is the assertion that men can have babies.
  •   Ending punishments for criminals (no bail arrests, decarceration, etc.) will end crime.
  •   Humans the power to affect the earth's climate, a dynamic system that has been changing endlessly for 4.5 billion years.
  •   A welfare state can survive an open border.
  •   Introducing millions of unskilled Latin American laborers into America will not have any negative effect on low-income people who are already in America, especially American Blacks.
  •   Forcing employers to pay above-market wages will result in more jobs, not fewer.
  •   A decrepit, corrupt, senile man who campaigned from his basement got more votes than any presidential candidate in American history.
  •   Violent riots across American cities, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, are peaceful protests.
Given this departure from reality, should we really be shocked that Rep. Maxine Waters is denying that she ever called for violence against Republicans?  If you're a conservative, you're familiar with this video:  [Video clip]

Rep. Cori Bush under fire for defending riot at St. Louis city jail.  Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., is facing criticism for her reaction to a riot Saturday [1/6/2021] at a downtown St. Louis jail.  Inmates rioted over a variety of concerns, setting fires, smashing windows and throwing debris to the street below.  It took corrections officers almost eight hours to end the "extremely violent" disturbance.  But the Missouri congresswoman tweeted a statement of support for the rioters, saying she would work to address their grievances, which include safety fears due to the coronavirus pandemic.  "I want to talk to my constituents in the window," Bush tweeted, referring to the inmates.  "Their lives and their rights must be protected.  My team and I are working to ensure that the urgent needs of people who are incarcerated are not ignored."

Here Come the 'Climate Lockdowns'.  PJM's Jeff Reynolds reported on the proposed "climate emergency" legislation that would declare climate change a "national emergency."  If passed, it would give Biden sweeping powers and unlock billions in spending.  Since there is no "climate emergency" at the moment, the radical greens have to create one.  And the more dire and frightening they can make it, the more powerful they will become.  AOC and her cohorts in Congress will do their best but it's likely that the worst of the "Green New Deal" will never be enacted even with the declaration that climate change is a national emergency.  But suppose President Biden and other western leaders were to declare a "climate lockdown"?  In a climate lockdown, "governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban the consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling."

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Even the most ardent Democrat — the most rabid baby-killing abortionist, the most heavy-handed union goon, the queerest LGBTQWERTY+ non-conforming transvestite — must surely wonder if he or she really voted for this assortment of draconian foolishness.  Does anyone really believe that "consumption of red meat" changes the weather so much that the U.S. economy must be strangled to fix it?  Does anyone really believe that if U.S. oil drilling stops, there won't be any oil exploration anywhere in the world (like the Middle East)?  Did any voter (living or dead) in November 2020 think he or she was voting for "extreme energy-saving measures" — whatever that may mean?

When (or If) Comes the Pushback?  The Bush-Clinton-Obama continuum of 24 years (from 1993 through 2015) cemented the bipartisan fusion administrative state.  Trump and his "Make America Great Again" agenda were its pushback.  The counterreaction to the populism of the Trump reset — or Trump himself — is as of yet unsure.  Joe Biden's tenure may mark a return to business as usual of the Bush-Clinton years.  Or more likely, it will accelerate the current hard-left trajectory.  Either way, it seems that Biden is intent on provoking just such a pushback by his record number of early and often radical executive orders — a tactic candidate Biden condemned.  On almost every issue — open borders, blanket amnesties, canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, promoting the Green New Deal, and hard-left appointees — Biden is touting positions that likely do not earn 50 percent public support.

Hot mic purportedly picks up Dems mocking Matt Gaetz for request to recite 'Pledge of Allegiance'.  Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee appeared to mock and ridicule GOP member Matt Gaetz after he requested the panel recite the "Pledge of Allegiance" ahead of a hearing.  Their comments were picked up by a hot mic, according to a video file of the Thursday [2/4/2021] hearing obtained by The Daily Caller.  "In the video, you can hear Tennessee Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen and an unidentified House Democrat appearing to joke about the request.  They were reminded by a staffer that their microphones were hot, according to the audio," The DC reported.  During the hearing, which pertained to new House rules, Gaetz, Florida Republican, requested the pledge be recited at the beginning of each hearing.

Watch: Nadler Refuses To Allow "Unnecessary" Pledge Of Allegiance To Be Recited.  It's no secret that many Democrats in Congress don't value the traditions of our great nation.  That includes the Pledge of Allegiance.  We already knew they hated the Star Spangled Banner after 4 and a half years of calling it "racist" thanks to Colin Kaepernick, but now they have set their sights on the Pledge.  On Thursday [2/4/2021], House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler shut down Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz's request to have the committee recite the pledge of allegiance at the beginning of hearings. [...] Surely after all of the talk of "unity" from former Vice President Joe Biden, Congressional Democrats would absolutely want to show how our country can unify, right?  Wrong.

Rand Paul Denounces Biden Transgender Sports Policy.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) challenged President Joe Biden's Education Secretary nominee on his statement it is "appropriate" to allow boys to compete in girls' sports by asking, "What planet are you from?"  During a confirmation hearing Wednesday [2/3/2021] of the Senate committee that oversees education, the Kentucky senator asked Miguel Cardona if he thinks it is "fair" to allow boys claiming to be transgender to participate in girls' sports, and about how it affects girls competing in these athletic events.  "I think it is appropriate," Cardona replied.  "It is the legal responsibility of schools to provide opportunities for students to participate in activities and this includes students who are transgender."

Trump Moves Out of the White House and into Their Heads.  You would never know that * is president.  DC's denizen can't move on.  They don't want to move on.  Look what they have to move onto, two years of utter failure with that desiccated old zombie at the helm screwing this up until an energized and woke wave of GOP candidates who want to burn the whole garbage Establishment down sweep into power in 2022.  When the Reddit Rebels took on the Democrat-donating hedge funders, that was the spirit of Trump.  And, like the awkward and clumsy counter-insurgents they are, our stupid Establishment tore off its smiley-face mask and stepped in to protect its own against the great unwashed who had so improbably managed to win, if only for a moment, the rigged game that is Wall Street.  How many people got woke that day?  And how many people got woke when * threw tens of thousands of Americans out of work as human sacrifices to the blue libs' angry weather goddess?  How many got woke when * announced he was making the all-purpose boogeyman of "racism" a cornerstone of his administration?  How many got woke when they saw the Democrat-subsidizing tech lords shut down the speech of anyone who dissents?  How many got woke when COVID suddenly started to vanish the second it stopped being useful?

Republicans tear into Biden's Press Secretary Jen Psaki and demand she apologize for mocking Space Force during briefing.  House Republicans have slammed White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and demanded she 'immediately apologize' for 'demeaning' the US Space Force.  Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers and Florida Rep. Mike Waltz both hit out at Psaki Tuesday for what they described as a 'disgraceful' quip about the newest branch of the military where she joked it was 'the plane of today'.  Psaki also managed to ruffle more feathers in the briefing room Tuesday [2/2/2021] when she hit out at a Politico reporter accusing her of 'putting words in my mouth' over the White House's China strategy.

Bed Bath & Beyond Joins Fascist Crusade.  Left-wingers running major American companies are targeting their own customers in a fascist-style anti-Trump crusade.  The objective: to intimidate and silence conservatives.  The other day it was Loews hotels.  Run by the Democratic/leftist Tisch family, the company ostentatiously announced it would cancel a fundraiser for Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley at its Orlando hotel.  This because the Tisches were incensed that Hawley had the nerve to stand on the Senate floor and defend election integrity and the Constitution.  Now it is, of all places, Bed Bath & Beyond that has launched an attack on its pro-Trump customers.  The company has ostentatiously decided to stop carrying MyPillow products because they have it in for MyPillow founder and quite visible Trump supporter Mike Lindell.  And unsurprisingly, cross-match the corporate governing officers of Bed Bath & Beyond with Federal Election Commission (FEC) records and, lo and behold, one finds ... yes indeed ... a far-left Trump-hater in a senior position at the company.

John Kerry, Global Warming Ghoul.  Presidential climate envoy John Kerry stirred up a black cloud last week when he said the workers who lost their jobs over the administration's decision to shut down Keystone XL pipeline construction could just make solar panels instead.  At least he didn't tell them they should learn to code.  But it was a cruel comment nonetheless, and representative of the political left's careless destruction of livelihoods in service of their climate god.  At a news conference last week, Kerry said "what President Biden wants to do is make sure that those folks" who lost jobs "have better choices, that they have alternatives, that they can be the people who go to work to make the solar panels."  Unsaid yet clearly understood is the Democrats' contempt for calloused-hand working class Americans — these "deplorables" just can't make good decisions and need the guiding hand of government to help them avoid the briar patches and potholes of life.

Religious Leaders Have Mixed Feelings About Biden's Agenda.  Since Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20, religious leaders from major faiths have had to grapple with the administration's stance on a range of issues, often resulting in a blend of hope and dismay, the AP reported.  On issues like abortion, Biden has created angst amongst Roman Catholic Church and Southern Baptist Convention leaders, as the president has indicated strong support for abortion rights for women, according to the AP. [...] On issues of LGBTQ rights and religious freedom, Biden's expansion of LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections has united Catholics and Southern Baptists in opposition to the president's agenda, arguing it could infringe on the rights of religious groups who oppose same-sex marriage and the inclusion of gender identity, the AP reported.

Youtube rushes to hide the mass unpopularity of Biden Whitehouse.  It's all one giant Psy-Op.  The Whitehouse Youtube Channel for the most popular President ever elected is being unliked en mass.  Youtube kicked Donald Trump off the "platform", so hordes of fans are tuning into Joe Biden's channel instead, and they're not happy.  Joe Biden's inauguration video tally currently stands at 4,300 "likes" and 48,000 "dislikes".  Realizing the PR flop that this is, Youtube quietly unlisted the video to hide it from searches, but it's at this link.  In newer Whitehouse videos, the downvotes continue.  Clearly the Social Media controllers have a problem.  One week later, and Youtube don't just unlist the video's — the Swat team has started deleting the deporable votes instead.

Will they stop all their other nonsense if there is an "outcry?"  Are we all in a big shouting match now?
Biden admin halts plans to give Gitmo detainees COVID-19 vaccine ahead of Americans after outcry.  After a massive outcry, the Biden Defense Department paused plans to give the COVID-19 vaccine to about 40 Guantanamo Bay detainees, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, one of the masterminds behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  While millions of Americans wait in line, The New York Times reported last week that Gitmo detainees and prisoners will be offered vaccines on a voluntary basis, beginning as early as Monday.  But the Pentagon halted those plans Saturday in the face of heavy criticism for prioritizing terror suspects ahead of American citizens, according to CBS News.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., pinned responsibility for the initial decision, which the Department of Defense confirmed Friday, on President Joe Biden.

A Tsunami of Hate.  All politics is divisive.  That's the healthy basis of our constitutional order: the freedom to disagree.  To suppress disagreement, to outlaw it — as many Democrats and their Big Tech and media allies — are demanding these days, is to end democracy as we know it.  The problem is not that we disagree.  We are not suffering as a nation from healthy disagreement.  We are suffering from a Tsunami of Hate emanating from the Democrat Party that seeks to demonize, criminalize and extinguish dissent from the 75 million supporters of Donald Trump.  It is now official Washington dogma that to question an election result — something the congressional Democrats have done in the face of every Republican presidential victory since 2000 — is now "insurrection" and "domestic terrorism," or the incitement thereto, and needs to be prosecuted and suppressed.

Be a tribe of one.  Suppose you're a die-hard Democrat.  What do you do about such issues as: [...] Environmentalism and immigration versus unions.  Do you side with trade unions — which are overwhelmingly Democrats — who understandably want good jobs for workers?  Or do you side with environmentalists — who are also overwhelmingly Democrats — who want to eliminate the oil and gas industry and the millions of jobs that accompany it, and illegal immigration advocates — who are overwhelmingly Democrats — who want to flood America with low-paid immigrants that may eventually vote Democrat but will drive down America's worker wages even further?

Pelosi slammed for 'inciteful' rhetoric after calling pro-2nd Amendment GOP lawmakers 'enemy within'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's use of inciteful rhetoric shows no signs of abatement, as the California Democrat who previously referred to then-President Donald Trump as a "domestic enemy" called Republican lawmakers the "enemy within."  The reason for this egregious slander is because some GOP lawmakers want to carry a firearm — see Second Amendment.  Continuing to exploit the storming of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month with extreme hyperbole — it wasn't an attempt to overthrow government — for maximum political value, Democrats are working hard to demonize and dehumanize the GOP.  "I do believe, and I have said this all along, that we will probably need a supplemental for more security for members when the enemy is within the House of Representatives, a threat that members are concerned about in addition to what is happening outside," Pelosi said Thursday [1/28/2021] while speaking to reporters.

Trump Campaign Pollster:  Effort to Cancel Trump Is 'Backfiring'.  [Scroll down]  The effort to convict Trump in an impeachment trial suffered a grave setback after 45 Republican senators voted against holding the trial, meaning that it's unlikely there will be enough votes to convict the former president.  Convicting a president requires at least 67 votes, meaning 17 Republicans would have to join Democrats.  A number of Republican senators said it's unconstitutional and pointless to convict a former president.  "It's having no impact on his base, in fact, it's just solidifying them and making them angrier or more upset," McLaughlin said of the impeachment efforts.  "Because the people outside the Beltway agree" that it is essentially unconstitutional, he said.

Must Christians Submit to Evil Authorities?  As I study the many executive orders signed by President Biden in the last few days, two issues in particular concern me: a militant advancement of transgenderism and abortion.  Both are attacks on human dignity, misrepresenting even what it means to be human.  Promoting transgender experience advocates for a distorted view of personhood that denies the very biological DNA given by God, bending reality into a lie.  Abortion legitimatizes the killing of a human being when he is deemed an inconvenience.  Advocating for transgenderism and abortion are therefore the opposite of loving one's neighbor, let alone loving one's family or even loving oneself.

Biden's normal is abnormal.  The media is peddling the narrative that Chairman Xiden is bringing back normalcy.  Well, let us see what the media and the rest of the Democrats consider normal.  The new normalcy is impeaching a president and trying him after his term ends and he has gone home to Mar-A-Lago.  The new normalcy is arresting and prosecuting a man for making memes on Twitter.  The new normalcy is 25,000 National Guard troops in Washington on Inauguration Day.  The new normalcy is replacing a viewing audience for the occasion with 100,000 American flags.  The new normalcy is cries of deprogramming political opponents.  The new normalcy is banning reporters who ask tough questions at press conferences.  The new normalcy is not deporting criminals.  The new normalcy is making women shower with men in the military.  The new normalcy is attempts to expel duly elected opponents from the Senate.

Democrats Want a 'Return to Civility'; When Did They Practice It?  A 2020 Joe Biden campaign ad described the pending election as an "opportunity to leave the dark, angry politics of the past behind us."  After Biden's election, he, Democrats and media urge a "return to civility."  But when did the Democrats practice the very civility to which they seek to return?  Let's go to the videotape: [...] Former Rep. William Clay Sr., D-Mo., said President Ronald Reagan was "trying to replace the Bill of Rights with fascist precepts lifted verbatim from 'Mein Kampf.'"  Coretta Scott King, in 1980, said, "I am scared that if Ronald Reagan gets into office, we are going to see more of the Ku Klux Klan and a resurgence of the Nazi Party."  After Republicans took control of the House in the mid-'90s, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., compared the newly conservative-majority House to "the Duma and the Reichstag," referring to the legislature set up by Czar Nicholas II of Russia and the parliament of the German Weimar Republic that brought Hitler to power.  About President George Herbert Walker Bush, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said:  "I believe (Bush) is a racist for many, many reasons. ... (He's) a mean-spirited man who has no care or concern about what happens to the African American community. ... I truly believe that."

How to Deprogram Us.  A new buzzword on social media, cable news, and among leftist activists is "deprogramming."  Along with terms like "reprogramming," "de-Baathification," and "deplatforming," deprogramming refers to cleansing the incorrect mentalities of former Trump Administration officials — and even those who voted for Trump.  Note that deprogramming does not refer to elites who peddled the "Russian collusion" hoax for years, despite the abject absence of evidence.  Not long ago, two Washington Post columnists offered some solutions to the Trumpist threat.  One, Max Boot, wished to ban Fox News and other conservative stations from cable subscriptions.  The other, Eugene Robinson, suggested that there was a need to focus on mostly "white" Republicans to "deprogram" their thoughts.  Pro forma "diversity training" has already been upgraded to include coming clean about "white supremacy" and "unearned privilege."

Army investigating social media post by chaplain who asked if transgender people unfit to serve.  Army officials are investigating comments on social media by a Fort Hood chaplain who questioned whether transgender people are mentally unfit to serve in the military.  The chaplain, Army Maj. Andrew Calvert, wrote the comments under a Facebook post from Army Times, a civilian publication, about President Joe Biden's recent order to reverse the ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces.  "How is rejecting reality (biology) not evidence that a person is mentally unfit (ill), and thus making that person unqualified to serve," Maj. Calvert apparently wrote on Monday under the Army Times post.  "There is little difference in this than over those who believe and argue for a 'flat earth,' despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary."

Biden Administration Adds Forcing Female Soldiers To Shower With Men.  The newly inaugurated Biden-Harris administration is off to a rocky start with military men and women.  Serious affronts have come from Congress as well as the White House, adding insults to injuries with even more damage on the way.  It was bad enough when Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., insinuated during a CNN interview that most of the 25,000 National Guard soldiers deployed to guard the Capitol during the Inauguration were white males and probably Donald Trump voters, so they might be in the "class" of people who "may want to do something" to cause trouble.  Then we saw 5,000 troops banished to a cold parking garage with one electrical outlet, no Internet, two restroom stalls, and high risks of COVID.  Not since former First Lady Hillary Clinton treated uniformed White House social aides like personal servants have we seen such disdain for military personnel doing their jobs.  These affronts and reported plans to keep thousands of troops in Washington, D.C. without a clear mission were exceeded by President Joe Biden signing executive orders on his first day.

New Mexico Voted for Biden by Almost 11%, Now Leaders Are Alarmed by His Oil, Gas Suspension.  In November, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was so popular in New Mexico that he captured more than 54 percent of the vote, giving him an almost 11 percentage point win over then-President Donald Trump.  But on the heels of a 60-day moratorium on oil and gas drilling on federal lands that has emerged from the new president's administration, Biden's popularity appears to be slipping.  On Wednesday [1/20/2021], acting Interior Secretary Scott de la Vega issued a 60-day ban on new permits on federal land, according to the Washington Times.

The Attempt to Install a One-Party Oligarchy is Predestined to Fail.  Scattered throughout the length and breadth of the United States are those who have experienced first-hand the tyranny of despotic rulers and repressive one-party oligarchies.  Today, many of us that came here as refugees are watching with bemusement and a mild sense of trepidation as the oblivious, self-absorbed, puerile wannabe autocrats in the Ruling Class are hell-bent on imposing their dysfunctional version of one-party dictatorial rule on a nation they apparently neither know nor understand.  The vast bulk of this cadre of self-styled intellectuals and societal elites are little different from those in various European nations.  They are not only beset with a severe case of narcissism but are among the most gullible and easily manipulated due to their overweening need to feel superior to those they perceive to be lesser fellow citizens.  This sense of superiority eventually manifests itself in an immutable belief that they are preordained to rule the unwashed masses.

Former Trump Adviser:  Biden's Early Priorities Uniting Country Against Him.  President Joe Biden's early priorities are uniting the country against him, an adviser to former President Donald Trump said Saturday [1/23/2021]. "Does any normal person right now in this country think the top priority is to make sure we don't deport criminal illegal aliens who've committed violent offenses against U.S. citizens?" Stephen Miller, who was for four years an adviser to Trump, said during an appearance on Fox News' "Watters World."  Miller also referenced Biden's executive orders canceling the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and rejoining the Paris Climate Accord.  "Whose priorities are these?  They're the priorities of a narrow group of far-left special interests, who have jobs and wealth and security and who look down on everyday citizens who just want to live a better, safer, healthier life," Miller asserted.

1 in 5 Americans have confidence Biden can unite the country: poll.  Americans definitely aren't united on this question.  Just one in five Americans have "a great deal of confidence" in President Biden's ability to make good on his goal to unify the country, according to a new poll released Sunday [1/24/2021].  While 22 percent said Biden will unify the country, 24 percent remained highly skeptical, saying that they have no confidence "at all" that he will be able to do so, the ABC News/Ipsos poll found.  Thirty-five percent said they have a "good amount" of confidence Biden could unite the country and 19 percent said they had "not so much" confidence.

Katie Couric is 'ruled out' as permanent host of Jeopardy after asking Bill Maher 'how are we going to deprogram the cult of Trump?'.  Katie Couric recently sounded off on Donald Trump's impeachment and Twitter ban, before the one-term president left office.  And the acclaimed journalist is now facing backlash from the mostly 'conservative' audience of Jeopardy!, ahead of her guest hosting gig.  It came after she appeared on the first 2021 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher last week, where they discussed extremist beliefs in Congress, following the riot at the Capitol earlier this month.

Biden's Presidency of Disunity.  It is hypocritical for the Democrat party and their supporters pretend to care about the social cohesion of the United States.  Calls for unity are empty coming from a party that spent the last four years dividing people and will continue to do so for four more.  Radical education measures, especially pollution of United States history, and likely favors, for special interests await.

The Tech titans ignore incitement to violence against conservatives.  "Doxing" is defined as publishing on the internet private or identifying information about people with malicious intent.  People who are doxed have their lives destroyed.  Some are attacked so viciously they go into hiding.  It's therefore a dangerous incitement to violence that Don Winslow, a Russiagate conspiracy theorist, has released a video urging people to root out every single Trump supporter in America and target them for destruction.  Yet Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have allowed the video to remain, with the Twitter version having over 4 million views and getting retweeted over 28 thousand times.  The video (which I won't link but you can find [elsew]here) shows footage of Trump rallies and explains that all of the attendees are "domestic terrorists."  These domestic terrorists, he says, are hiding in plain sight.

Now We've Got Them Right Where We Want Them.  The ruling class has taken an election, but they've substantially weakened their position in doing so.  It's time to take stock of our relative positions and move on.  So, what is the left's position now?  They lost seats in Congress.  Even more significant, they lost power in state governments.  These are the same state bodies that are going to reapportion congressional districts this year.  They've exposed their true nature to all Americans.  Through their actions over the last year, they've revealed themselves to be petty, vindictive, dishonest autocrats.  It is not an attractive look.  They've also exposed all of their covert operators.  The media, tech oligarchs, and faceless bureaucrats have taken sides — and now we know it.  Much of their power came from secrecy, which they no longer have.  All of this was sacrificed to drag a demented, racist has-been across the finish line.  President Asterisk enters office in the weakest position of any president in recent history.  We're not at the dawn of the left's ascendancy.  They have peaked.  They're spent.  I'm sure they're not done fighting, but their strategic position is not something to envy.  It's doubtful they can retain power.

The Phantom Inauguration.  Phantom pain is pain that a person feels in a body part, usually a limb, that is no longer there.  That's kind of how yesterday's Presidential Inauguration felt.  The limb missing was the lack of supporters and even protestors at the event.  BOTH are part of American democracy, and both were totally restricted from the Capitol Mall.  The Inauguration is an American tradition, but regular Americans weren't allowed to be a part.  How wrong is that?  How difficult could it have been to pull off an event that allowed people with 28,000 National Guard troops in place to keep the peace?  Fireworks are great to see... in person.  On television, who cares?  But the paternalistic attitude of Biden, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging people to stay home and then if they didn't, locking them out anyway, is very much reflective of the events that lead up to the inaugural, and the approach of this current administration.  The political elites are back, and they're all over making sure you know who is in, and who is out.  Democracy from a distance seems to be the mandate of this bunch.

Biden Inauguration Day: America's Dark Winter Begins.  There's not much healing in our future when:
  •   Biden less than two weeks ago compared Donald Trump and Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
  •   A Democratic member of the House is obviously pleased that "that Congress is looking into creating an investigative commission to 'rein in' the media," meaning, of course, the few independent outlets that refuse to operate as the Democratic Party's marketing department.
  •   The inauguration will be infected by "a climate of fear and loathing" because the Democrats won't stop feeding the narrative that Trump and his supporters are deplorable insurrectionists.
  •   The bright lights of the media want to know "how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump," and are agitating for a "cleansing" of the Trump "movement."
  •   A political analyst from Democratic Party favorite MSNBC says "MAGA terrorists" — largely those on the right with whom he disagrees — are "much more dangerous" than Al Qaeda after 9-11, [...]
  •   And a cybersecurity expert insists "we're going to have to figure out the OANN and Newsmax problem," referring to a pair of cable outlets that are alternatives to the hard-left cheerleading regularly seen on the broadcast networks, CNN, MSNBC, and others.

Causes of the Great Rejection by Commoners.  [Scroll down]  Isn't it obvious?  Our ruling class lords live by jabbing ordinary Commoners in the ribs.  Because racism.  Because sexism.  Because homophobia.  Our lords give meaning to their lives by vaunting over the Commoners, because bigots.  The idea that ordinary Commoners have the right to live their lives according to their lights, their religion and their guns, just doesn't register with our lords.  The very idea!  The wants, the needs, the dreams of ordinary Americans just do not register with our rulers. [...] Obviously, Commoners can't be allies:  too deplorable.  They can't be oppressed peoples:  too white.  So they must be white oppressors:  QED.

Former Facebook Executive Advocates for Reeducation and Deprogramming to Protect The U.S. Totalitarian State.  They are no longer hiding it any more.  The leftists are publicly demanding that government intervene using the same tactics deployed against ISIS propaganda to target wrong-think by conservative American citizens.  [Video clip]

Rep. Jamaal Bowman:  Time to 'stop spreading the myth of American exceptionalism'.  Newly elected Rep. Jamaal Bowman said Monday [1/18/2021] that the U.S. Capitol riot provided Congress the opportunity to "stop spreading the myth of American exceptionalism" and seriously address systemic racism in the country. [...] "This is a new baseline," he added.  "And now we have to deal with the issue of White nationalism seriously in police departments, but also throughout all of America's institutions."  Mr. Bowman suggested that White supremacy played a role in law enforcement's response to the Jan. 6 violence at the Capitol, comparing it to the heavy-handed response to "peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters" over the summer.

If You Wanted Joe Biden, You Get Him, and You Don't Get to Complain.  You can't spend a year fluffing Biden as the only hope for the union and then act surprised when he does exactly what he said he would do.  This is a guy who stood on a debate stage and raised his hand pledging universal healthcare to illegal immigrants.  He's already trying to roll out an amnesty bill and he hasn't even taken office yet.  That bill includes a path to citizenship with zero new enforcement mechanisms or resources.  In a phrase, it's exactly what you'd expect. [...] The election is over.  The time to fret about Biden's immigration policies was before you voted for him.

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GOP Committed Chemical Warfare by Not Wearing Masks Says Clueless Elected Official.  [Scroll down]  The Biden administration is going to make a feeble attempt of trying to bring the nation together and it will fail in spectacular fashion with comments like these being made. [...] The dirty li'l secret in Dem circles is that once the Orange Guy Bad boogeyman is off to Mar-a-Lago, the nincompoop radicals in the new Socialist Democrat Party will start to pressure Joe and Kamala to do every wacky thing that comes across their fertile li'l minds.  Biden, Inc. won't be able to stop them from raising Cain all over the media, being Don Lemon needs ratings, baby!  And what better way to do that than by allowing people to say their colleagues are committing chemical warfare by not wearing a mask?  I'm sure that this is just the opening salvo and some other crackpot theory that the raging left will bellow will be featured weekly and maybe even daily.


It's Breathtaking to Observe What's Going on in Our Country.  We got Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez now saying that she wants the social media companies to censor all conservative media.  We gotta clean up media by getting rid of conservative media.  We gotta clean up America by getting rid of conservatism, and she's asking that the media be the people responsible for making this all this all happen.  Which is not a surprise.  The media is no different than a Democrat, is no different than anywhere else you find a leftist. [...] Look at the record of achievement for Donald Trump in the first three years before the pandemic hit.  The economy alone, and they're destroying the guy, and they have to because they've got to destroy that legacy.  They've gotta destroy that record 'cause it's in direct contradiction to what the Democrats and Biden and all of them in the media are now promoting.

Frank Luntz Looks Visibly Disturbed When His Focus Group Proves People Still LOVE Trump.  Far-left political pollster Frank Luntz had his day ruined when he was forced to tell Fox News about the results from his latest focus group.  While Luntz was hoping that Trump supporters had jumped ship, that couldn't be further from the truth.  In fact, Luntz's focus group found that more than 91% of Trump's supporters would vote for him again (we think that number is much higher).  In addition, Luntz said that 78% of Trump voters believe that the election was stolen (as they should).  "91% of those who voted for Donald Trump on Election Day would vote for him again.  This is a poll that was done on Monday [1/11/2021], just 48 hours ago," Luntz began with a depressed look on his face.

Why the Right will Neither Forgive nor Forget.  Why did so many thousands of individuals choose to take time off from work, spend considerable resources, and inconvenience themselves in order to visit the nation's capital Jan. 6 for what is usually an unremarkable process of certifying electoral votes?  First, we must understand that conservative voters have endured not just the last four years of insults, berating, and unreasonable and childlike behavior out of the Democrat-led House and the Democrat senators as well as many Republicans that failed to support and often worked against President Trump.  They suffered eight years of flagrant trampling of the Constitution, irresponsible and reckless leftist polices and regulations, scandals and abuse, insults and divisiveness from the Obama administration and liberals in the legacy media and social media.

AOC: Country will heal with the 'actual liberation of southern states' from GOP control.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took to Instagram on Tuesday night and suggested that the states in the south need to be "liberated."  During an over hour-long livestream about the Capitol Hill riots and the ongoing efforts to impeach President Trump, the progressive lawmaker reiterated her call for GOP Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley to resign or be ousted by Democratic challengers for leading the opposition in the certification of President-elect Biden's victory.  She then pointed to "multi-racial" and "multi-cultural" grassroots organization in Georgia that led to Democrats taking control of the Senate as a sign that "southern states are not red states, they are suppressed states."

Tucker Carlson's frightening summation of what's happening in America.  [Scroll down]  PayPal suspended the account of a group that paid for Trump supporters to travel to Washington.  Rocker Ariel Pink's record label dropped him for attending the rally.  A flight attendant's union has demanded that all "insurrectionists" may no longer travel commercially anywhere in the United States.  And what's an "insurrectionist?"  According to a letter from congressional Democrats, "it is anyone who sympathizes with what happened on Wednesday."  Everyone should be afraid of this definition and its consequences.  People should push back but corporate America is piling on, instead.  People who control our money, health, and ability to travel are nailing anyone who questions the election.  Democrats are now trying to eject all congresspeople who asked to have an audit of the election.  Tucker points out that, beginning in 2000, Democrats routinely objected to Electoral College certifications, except that it wasn't "insurrection" then.

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Allow me to remind you of the definition of insurrection prior to last week:  It applies to the majority of the incidents described on this page.

Random House Dictionary, Unabridged, 1981.
Random House Dictionary, Unabridged, 1981, page 738.

Book Burners 2.0: Clinton-Tied Groups Push Joe Biden to Kill Free Speech.  Left-wing organizations are plotting to suppress dissent.  A coalition of extremely well-funded radical groups, many with direct ties to the Clintons, have signed an open letter to Joe Biden requesting that he host a range of federal government "solutions" to the problem of "disinformation."  From questions about the coronavirus vaccine to "climate denialism" to "lies about abortion," and more, these leftist groups are tapping into their well-known tyrannical tendency to squash dissent.  If readers have not yet caught on, "disinformation" is a dog whistle for speech that challenges left-wing orthodoxy.  By seeking to silence opposition, the leftist organizations are following in the footsteps of book-burners from the Nazis in Germany to Mao's Red Guards.

I refuse to remain silent.  [Thread reader] I haven't changed.  The Democrat Party has changed.  It's become a toxic combination of radical leftists and liberal elites (many in San Francisco and Hollywood) that have taken over my former Party.  Grandstanding Democrats and well-paid talking heads on TV don't seem to understand how many Americans feel left behind and ignored by their "leaders" in Washington.  They've hijacked the civil rights movement for money and corrupt political gain.  Instead of focusing on the real divisions dragging Americans down, we are fed a false narrative based on race-baiting, identity politics and widespread propaganda fed to the masses. [...] Today's Democrat Party embraces identity politics and victimhood.  I refuse to judge a man or woman by their skin color and I refuse to accept victimhood as my destiny.  Leaders of today's Democrat Party are more interested in cozying up to the coastal liberal elites than they are interested in representing America's hardworking men and women who want to provide for their families, make their communities better and live fulfilling lives.

Our only option is a steady Civil Rights movement to make it illegal, step by step, to do this to us.  [Thread reader] Every person on the left believes they just survived the parallel to the rise of Nazism in Germany and they defeated it.  They stopped it.  They believe all Republicans are 1950's white racists.  They feel empowered to live out their Civil Rights warrior fantasies.  They imagine themselves toppling Jim Crow and the Confederacy and the Nazi army in one swoop and every powerful authority is on their side. [...] They think we are the people in old 1950's photos angrily shouting at black school children.  We are not people to them.  We are symbols of what they feel morally driven to remove from the world.  The most powerful people who influence technology see us the same way.

Just What Were You Expecting?  [Scroll down]  What did you think would happen when you impeached, under false pretenses, a President who was the choice of close to half of America?  What did you think would happen when you spent each and every day denigrating 73 million Trump supporters, calling them "bitter clingers," "deplorables," who live in "flyover country," who go to work, pay their taxes and just want to be left alone?

Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones announces he's joining Republican Party.  Former Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones announced Wednesday [1/6/2021] that he will be joining the Republican Party.  Jones, a former Democrat representing the 91st District in Lithonia, Ga., said in a post on Twitter:  "Now more than ever, the Republican Party is in desperate need of leaders that know how to fight.  I know how to fight."  Jones caused a stir last year when he decided to resign from his position in the state's House of Representatives and commit to campaigning on behalf of President Trump, even speaking at the Republican Nationals Convention in August.  He later flip-flopped on his decision to step down, saying he would not kowtow to Democrats, but said he was not interested in changing parties.  Jones did not respond to Fox News' request for comment on what swayed him to change his mind.

I am appalled at the election of Raphael Warnock.  As an American who reveres our country, our founding, and our Constitution, I am appalled at the election of Raphael Warnock.  His beliefs, as declared over the course of decades, about this country, race, Israel, and a host of other issues are frightening. [...] Furthermore, as Democrats and the media, as well as a sizeable number of GOP officials in Washington and their pundits and media, condemn the president for fighting to the bitter end over serious election abuses — the worst of which are the constitutional violations in key battleground states strategically instituted by the Democrat Party and Biden campaign — precious little is said about the declared intention of the Democrat Party to gut the independence of the Supreme Court by packing it with leftwing ideologues, destroying the Senate by packing it with new Democrat senators from Puerto Rico and DC, killing the filibuster rule to ensure that all and any laws the Democrat wish to pass will come to pass, and destroying the electoral college.  If carried through, this will be the greatest attack on our Constitution and our republican system since the Civil War — when the Democrat Party led the Confederacy.  The media, of course, are all in with this.

Why I Am Joining The Jan. 6 DC March For Trump.  I am angry.  It's not a passing emotion brought on by a single circumstance.  This anger is a deep, painful, abiding anger created by a mix of frustration, despair, hopelessness, and injustice. [...] I'm angry because I've been playing by the "rules":  paying my taxes, being civil and tolerant of my neighbor, accepting without protest the election of past presidents I didn't support, and never threatening physical violence, using name-calling, canceling careers, using government goons to unlawfully spy to invent reasons for impeachment, or using media to misreport, misrepresent or otherwise create dissension and anger.  Yet the other side has carte blanche to do all this and more without condemnation, conviction, or retribution of any kind.

A Time For Choosing:  A Test For Our Souls.  There has been a force quietly at work in our country, in plain sight, that has gradually taken over ideological control of most of our institutions, businesses, media, and even our culture.  This force is Marxism and communism.  For those who have been following this story, there is no surprise here.  For those who have never heard of this, it sounds far-fetched and unbelievable.  This decades-long communist subversion of our nation came to a head in the 2020 election.  While before our major political parties didn't differ that much on a fundamental level, gradually one of the parties was subverted by communist groups.  During past elections, both parties would wave the American flag and sing the national anthem, but now one side genuinely believes America is a fundamentally flawed nation.  Over the summer, Marxist groups such as Black Lives Matter (BLM), which was founded by self-proclaimed Marxists who have hijacked genuine concerns over racism for political purposes, and the far-left Antifa group, were behind riots and violence.  These groups have direct ties to communist groups connected to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Why the Left Always Wins.  [Scroll down]  Deconstructivism is simpler to learn, easier to embrace, and tons more fun to practice than patriotic sacrifice.  The leftist has only to dilate on racism to other smug communitarians, COVID air-hug in delusional moral superiority, and his work is done.  Furthermore, the streets have been filled with kids looting stores, beating people up, even killing people, and the police don't care.  So much fun!  The alternative is a conviction to stand for God-given liberty, respect the law, bear arms, and from time to time refresh the tree of liberty with the blood of patriots.  Who's buying that — especially when your professor tells you people who believe that stuff are deplorable racists.

House Democrat's opening prayer ends with 'amen and a-woman'.  The 117th Congress kicked off with a fresh controversy Sunday [1/3/2021] when the Democrat delivering the opening prayer concluded by saying "amen," and then added "a-woman."  Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri Democrat, ended his prayer "in the name of the monotheistic god," then added what sounded like "Brahma," before finishing with "and god known by many names by many different faiths.  Amen and a-woman."  Critics, led by Republican lawmakers, were quick to point out that "amen" means "so be it," and does not refer to the male gender, while "a-woman" doesn't mean anything.

Proposed House Rules Seek to Erase Gendered Terms Such as 'Father, Mother, Son, Daughter'.  Leaders in the House of Representatives announced on Friday a rules package for the 117th Congress that includes a proposal to use "gender-inclusive language" and eliminate gendered terms such as "'father, mother, son, daughter," and more.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-Mass.) announced on Friday that the rules package includes changes that would "honor all gender identities by changing pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral."  A separate announcement from McGovern (pdf) said that the Democratic rules package will make "Changes [to] pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral or removes references to gender, as appropriate, to ensure we are inclusive of all Members, Delegates, Resident Commissioners and their families — including those who are nonbinary."

House of Representatives rules may be stripped of all gender references.  Proposed changes to the rules of the House of Representatives would "honor all gender identities" by eliminating such specific terms as mother and father, son and daughter, and aunt and uncle.  Instead, only gender-neutral terms such as "parent," "child," "sibling" and "parent's sibling" would be allowed in the text of the House rules, according to the proposed changes.  The proposed changes — which also include the establishment of a House "Office of Diversity and Inclusion" — will be voted on after the House convenes Sunday for the new 117th Congress.  Another rules change would prevent Republicans from amending a bill at the last minute, the Washington Examiner reported.

Nancy Pelosi Bans 'Gender' Terms Like Mother, Daughter, Father, Son in House Rules.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-MA) unveiled the rules for the 117th Congress on Friday, which contain "future-focused" proposals, including the elimination of gendered terms, such as "father, mother, son, and daughter."  "This package, which will be introduced and voted on once the new Congress convenes, includes sweeping ethics reforms, increases accountability for the American people, and makes this House of Representatives the most inclusive in history," said the House Committee on Rules in a statement.

How to Steal an Election in Four Steps.  Note the scope of what has happened.  When government agencies fake the lethality of a disease, isolate people, impose lockdowns, and try to cause a recession, when they deceive via unconstitutional laws, fake polls, mail-in-voting, and rigged software, when the fraud enlists the Centers for Disease Control, the FBI and CIA, high-level plants within other agencies, state governors & attorneys general, the broadcast media, & social media — all to take down one man because he's the choice of the people — that's not "voter fraud."  It's an organized coup.  Are the Democrats that you know capable of this?  Could Pelosi, AOC, Swalwell and the rest pull this off?  Or are just politically-aligned order-takers, like our media and social media, from, likely, Soros and China, a pair that often work together because they share a common enemy?  Today's Democrats are controlled by far-left Alinskyites who produce tension & chaos, then blame capitalism, racism, & Trump.  Look what they did to us this year.  How many Americans did they isolate to sell the virus lie?  How much depression and loss of income did they cause?  How many breakups and divorces?  How many elderly people had to die alone to serve the Left's narrative?  They even suppressed the effective covid drug hydroxychloroquine for months — they kept medicine from people who needed it — solely because President Trump had said the drug was effective and they could not allow Trump to seem to be right about anything.  As noted, they suppressed the vaccine as well.  The party is no longer a political opponent; it is a US enemy and the most retrograde force in America.

The 2020 List of the 10 Worst Mayors in the Nation.  In celebration of a 2020 that desperately needs to come to an end, here is a list of the Top 10 Worst Mayors in the nation.  These mayors most definitely use Orwell's 1984 as their policies and procedures manual, if not their Bible.  It comes as no surprise that all 10 of the mayors on the list are Democrat (something about that political party), and that five of the 10 are mayors of West Coast cities (something about the Pacific Ocean).  Several of the mayors have overseen a mass exodus of people from their cities, and even their state in a 10-month period.  But most of all, every one of these mayors stand out as abject failures of governance, with constituents that literally despise them.

You're It.  The idea of Donald Trump as a cult figure is being used to defame and dismiss a patriot's sense of duty to the republic.  It's just another communist plot to keep those patriots on the sidelines while they continue their all-out assault on the republic through corrupt government practices, including the election. [...] Now, the Democrats have more aggressive tools at their disposal like BLM and Antifa and they have used them.  They have engaged in anti-white propaganda and racism in order to brand any patriot as a racist or fascist.  One can always count on the communists to accuse one of what they are themselves.  None of this is new.  It's the communist playbook by the numbers and they operate by it with no sense of self-awareness or blushing awkwardness.  Communists hammer the opposition and count on sympathizers in the press to carry their message, when that isn't enough, they send their brownshirts (Antifa) in to break some legs and set fires.  Members of their militant wing are never arrested, or, if so, quickly released.  I wonder how many Antifa and BLM were counting votes for the Democrats.  So, why is this any different from the Tea Party?  Why would the communists ever think that they could not do with today's patriot what they did to them?  The communists know they will get support from MSM and the weaklings in the Republican Party, because their success with the Tea Party has enabled all other excesses of government.

Ossoff, Warnock bankrolled by donors in New York and California.  The record-shattering fundraising hauls made by Georgia Democratic Senate hopefuls Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are being driven by out-of-state donors in liberal cities like New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, campaign filings show.  As Democrats try to claw back control of the Senate in enormously consequential run-off races on Jan. 5, Ossoff, an investigative journalist, and Warnock, a senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, each raised a stunning $100 million in the last two months, becoming the best-funded Senate candidates in history.  But 95 percent of that money is coming from outside of the Peach State, records show.

GA Dems Sound Alarm in Senate Race:  Running Out of Cash.  Imagine how fast they'd spend your money.  The two Democratic candidates for Senate in Georgia's Jan. 5 Senate runoff elections have raised more than $100 million each in the past two months, but their campaign managers were appealing on Monday [12/28/2020] for even more money — with a dire warning for liberals if it doesn't come through, according to NBC News.  That should be a dire warning for the rest of America of what could happen if they win.  According to NBC, the campaign managers for Democrats Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock sent a memo to potential donors "sounding the alarm" about the current state of the financial race.

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The Democrat donors probably aren't very excited about "Reverend" Warnock, who carries more baggage than a Greyhound bus, and would surely be a national embarrassment if elected to the Senate.

November 2020: The Good Points.  [Scroll down]  Traditional Democrats have no home in the new Progressive Party.  "Old line" Democrats were good people, real Americans.  JFK, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, even a Tip O'Neill.  You could disagree with them about the percentage of the top tax bracket or whether we needed yet another Federal bureau, but there would never be any question about whether they'd root for America in the Olympics or felt that Columbus Day was a real holiday.  They appreciated America's history and inherent goodness.  This is not today's Harris Progressive.  Joe the Plumber — an old-line Democrat — languishes in political no-man's land today.  He works hard, doesn't ask for a handout, maybe belongs to a union, wants to be left alone and wouldn't mind some Federal student aid so his kids could go to State U. Not a free ride, just some aid.  He voted for Trump and will every time.

Facebook Censors Ad Highlighting Raphael Warnock's Praise of Jeremiah Wright.  Facebook has censored an ad drawing attention to Democrat senate candidate Raphael Warnock's praise for far-left hate-preacher Jeremiah Wright, [...] The ad was bought by American Crossroads, a nonprofit linked to Karl Rove.  It highlights Warnock's praise for Wright, but was taken down by Facebook after it was "fact-checked" by Lead Stories, one of Facebook's approved third-party fact-checkers.  Lead Stories claims the ad "leaves out context," because it implies he was "communicating the same sentiment" as Wright.  But Lead Stories also admits that Warnock referred to Wright as a "preacher and a prophet."

More about Jeremiah Wright and the TUCC.

Keep calm, and keep drilling for oil and gas.  They claim to be science-based, but anti-fossil fuel campaigners are, at heart, ignorant and unserious.  To understand how, just witness the recent spectacle put on by The North Face, the clothing company known for its puffy jackets.  Perhaps inspired by the Summer of Wokeness, the outfitter decided it would make a statement on the issue of climate change.  With yet another tiresome act of vain virtue-signaling, The North Face snubbed one of its existing corporate customers, refusing for the first time to produce jackets bearing the company logo.  The reason?  Because this West Texas company is in the business of petroleum production.  Ah, but wait a minute — what are North Face jackets made of?  Surely, if you haven't guessed it already, you will not be surprised when you hear that they (like two-thirds of all clothing sold today) are made from petroleum products.  Thus, the geniuses in management at The North Face are effectively boycotting their own suppliers.  Brilliant.

Left Wing media Anchor, Katie Couric, Openly Says Trump Supporters need to be 'Deprogrammed'.  Former co-anchor of NBC's "Today" show Katie Couric ripped the Republicans in Congress who voted against impeaching President Donald Trump and certifying the 2020 presidential election results.  "And the question is:  How are we going to really, almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump?" Couric said during an appearance Friday night on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher."  [Video clip]

Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen Declares Troops Protecting the Inaugaration are Racist White Nationalists because they don't vote Democrat.  Rep Cohen on his concerns w/ the National Guard securing the Inauguration:  "The [National] Guard is 90 some-odd percent male; and only about 20 percent of white males voted for Biden ... there are probably not more than 25% of the people there protecting us that voted for Biden[.]"  [Video clip]

House Minority Leaders Caught On Call Urging House Reps to Kill Trump's $2000 Check Demand.  First no response from the Republicans on the most obvious and corrupt election in world history and now Congressional Republicans want to stop the President's wishes for providing more in COVID payments to the people.  Joe Biden manufactured 20 million or more votes in the 2020 election in November to steal the race away from record setter President Trump and the Republicans in the House and Senate say nothing.  Now this same group wants to prevent Americans from receiving more than $600 in payments in a COVID package?  These individuals are not for the people.

The American Left Has Now Fully Embraced Racism.  There is no issue more important to the future and soul of our nation right now than the leftist bigotry threatening the very concept of what it means to be an American.  On the medical side, Dr. Harald Schmidt, a supposed expert on ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, told the New York Times that essential workers, not the elderly, should be the first to receive COVID-19 vaccines.  His reason?  "Older populations are whiter," he told the publication.  "Society is structured in a way that enables them to live longer.  Instead of giving additional health benefits to those who already had more of them, we can start to level the playing field a bit."  To be clear, the term "level the playing field" here means allowing people to die because of the color of their skin.  What's amazing about this is that just months ago to even question the efficacy of lockdowns meant to stop the spread of COVID-19 was met with accusations that one was killing grandma.  Now, it doesn't matter because grandma is probably white.

Dem doc: re-educate Trump voters, purge social conservatives from government.  Congressional Democrats back "Secular America," a group that has sent a 28-page document to the Biden transition team advising him to strip First Amendment rights from Christians who advocate traditional biblical positions on the sanctity of life, marriage, education, and the nuclear family, Harbinger's Daily reports.  The letter was titled, "Restoring Constitutional Secularism and Patriotic Pluralism in the White House:  Prepared exclusively by Secular Democrats of America PAC for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Transition Team."  The document, presented by Reps Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Jared Huffman, D-Calif., and endorsed by Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., states that an incoming Biden administration must "educate the American public," particularly those identified as the "religious right," on the need to keep their "religious dogma" to themselves.  The document calls for a purge of social conservatives from all levels of government, labeling them as "white nationalist" and "conspiracy theorists."

8,000+ Nursing Home Residents and 49 Criminals Died in Pennsylvania.  Guess Which Group Democrats Care About.  One of the most important and least discussed coronavirus subjects in this election was the decision by Democrat governors to infect huge numbers of nursing home residents by forcing nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients.  Governor Wolf in Pennsylvania and his health expert, Richard 'Rachel' Levine, were one of the worst offenders. [...] Let's compare and contrast.  8,047 nursing home residents dead isn't a crisis.  But 49 criminals dead is a death sentence.  These are Democrat priorities.  Free the criminals and kill the elderly.

Warnock's baggage at risk of weighing down Ossoff in other Georgia Senate race.  Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff's losing electoral record has an advantage:  The filmmaker's been vetted.  The same can't be said of fellow Democratic Senate contender, Rev. Raphael Warnock.  Ossoff and Warnock's Jan. 5 runoffs will decide Senate control in the next Congress.  If both of them win, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be able to break any 50-50 ties in the chamber.  Given Senate Republicans' current two-seat edge, it seems commonsense that Ossoff and Warnock campaign together.  The problem?  Ossoff, who was bested in another high-profile race in 2017, is at risk of being sandbagged by political dirt that's being heaped on Warnock.

GA Law Enforcement Officials Say Warnock, Ossoff Will Undermine Police.  Top Georgia law enforcement officials and groups are expressing "serious concern" with Jon Ossoff's and Raphael Warnock's Senate bids, claiming that the pair of Democrats will push to defund police and hinder officers' ability to serve.  Ossoff and Warnock have faced criticism over a number of anti-police comments.  Ossoff in June expressed the need to hold "entire departments accountable," arguing that police funding "has to be ... on the line" if officers violate his proposed use-of-force rules.  And in a series of 2015 sermons, Warnock accused police of operating with a "gangster and thug" mentality, adding that he was not surprised to see officers act like "bullies."  Georgia Fraternal Order of Police secretary Steven Gaynor told the Washington Free Beacon that the Senate hopefuls have done little to reassure law enforcement of their support.

Ossoff Campaign Staffer Donated to Bail Out Minneapolis Rioters.  A member of Jon Ossoff's communications team donated money to a Minneapolis group that bailed out violent criminals and championed the "Defund the Police" movement.  Ossoff campaign deputy press secretary Rhyan Lake in May donated to the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF), which posts bail for violent criminals and gained national prominence during riots following the death of George Floyd.  The nonprofit pledged to "support those protesting George Floyd's murder and generations of police violence" — it spent funds to bail out individuals charged with crimes including sexual assault and murder, and at least one who was accused of attempted murder of a police officer.

Rep. Tlaib:  Allah Has Given Us the Opportunity 'To Show The Power of Muslims in Georgia'.  Muslim leaders, including Reps.  Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), expressed the hope and expectation on Sunday [12/13/2020] that Muslim voters would be a deciding factor in the pivotal Senate runoff election in the state of Georgia early next month.  The early voting period begins on Monday.  Participating in an online "vote-a-thon" co-hosted by the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Tlaib said:  "I hope that you realize just the opportunity here that Allah has given us to show the power of Muslims in Georgia."

Our political opponents are vicious, but they're also crazy.  Leftists live in a world of racial hatred, gender confusion, white self-loathing, religious loathing, American loathing, anti-Christian and anti-Semitic feelings, misogyny, misandry, homophobia, transphobia, and so much more.  Everything is defined by hatred for others.  It's impossible to live in a world imbued with hate and still be happy.  These -isms and -phobias get pushed onto young people in public schools and in institutions of higher leftist learning.  Many of these people, when they leave college or university, continue to bathe in this fetid broth of self-loathing and paranoia.

Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock Called Israel An 'Apartheid' State Occupying Palestine.  Democratic Senate Candidate Raphael Warnock decried Israel as an "apartheid" state during a Palm Sunday sermon in 2015, railing against Israel's "occupation."  Warnock aimed his fire directly at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's opposition to a two-state solution in the Middle East, calling it "tantamount to saying occupation today, occupation tomorrow, occupation forever."  The phrase echoes the words of segregationist George Wallace who called for "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever."

A Message to Texas Democrat Terry Meza Who Doesn't Understand Home Defense or Texas for That Matter.  Telling a Texan to put down his guns in his own home when someone breaks into it is like telling a fish not to swim.  It's impossible for him to do.  Yet that's exactly what Texas State Representative Terry Meza is attempting to do, as she's introduced HB196 which would effectively prevent Texans from defending themselves in their own home until every other option has been exhausted.

Cuomo Given Award Named For Another Democrat Leader Who Killed And Got Away With It.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received another award for his mishandling of COVID-19 in his state, which included making courageous decisions like keeping schools closed despite the science and directing positive COVID-19 patients into nursing homes, leading to thousands of preventable deaths.  Cuomo announced on Twitter Wednesday he would receive the Edward M. Kennedy Award for Inspired Leadership.  "I learned about humanity, leadership and putting people first from the great Senator Ted Kennedy," he tweeted.

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Yeah, putting people first.  Unfortunately, Mary Jo Kopechne is unavailable for comment.

Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock Says He Didn't Praise Murderous Dictator Fidel Castro.  Here's Video Of Him Doing It.  Georgia Democrat Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock praised communist Cuban dictator Fidel Castor, who is responsible for tens of thousands of brutal state murders, in a sermon in 2016[,] days after the dictator passed away.  A recently resurfaced video from 2016 shows Warnock behind his church's podium, giving a eulogy for the authoritarian to his congregation.  "We pray for the people of Cuba in this moment.  We remember Fidel Castro, whose legacy is complex.  Don't let anyone tell you a simple story; life usually isn't very simple.  His legacy is complex, kind of like America's legacy is complex," Warnock said.  [Video clip]

Durbin Admits:  Democrats Weaponized Wuhan Coronavirus Relief.  More than 100,000 businesses across the country have permanently shut their doors as a result of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.  Over the past nine months, Republicans and President Trump have repeatedly offered Democrats trillion dollar relief deals.  They were all rejected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues in the Senate.  We knew this was for political reasons, after all, to them power comes before anything else, but we now have additional proof that they were playing games in an election year.

Democrats and their media enablers, the fancy-pants, hoity-toity party of grifters.  How to identify and characterize a Democrat?  They consider themselves to be so very much smarter than any Trump supporter.  To them, Trump supporters are morons, cultists, idiot rednecks.  They, on the other hand, are veritable oracles of wisdom.  They know so much more than we do.  Their candidates are so much more qualified to hold elective office.  Consider the lofty braininess of AOC, Ilhan Omar or Rashida Tlaib.  No Republican can possibly compare to those wise scholars of exactly... wait for it, exactly nothing, save their vicious anti-Semitism.  The squad is hardly alone in their infinite confidence in their own superiority.  How about Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff?  The mainstream media is chock full of such self-appointed luminaries:  Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, Chuck Todd, Brian Stelter, Jim Acosta, Chris Wallace, Don Lemon, Rachel Maddow, et. al. to name a few.  Thomas Friedman of the NYT vividly comes to mind.  He long ago called Trump supporters cultists.

Seattle is about to go unthinkably left as liberal mayor announces she won't seek reelection.  Seattle's first-term Mayor Jenny Durkan announced on Monday that she won't seek reelection.  This almost ensures the unthinkable:  Seattle will drift even further to the left.  The news didn't come to me as a shock.  I have been hearing rumors for the last couple weeks that Durkan was reconsidering reelection after being rendered powerless by a City Council that repeatedly stands in her way.  After the last Council election, she was left with a majority of members who would never be her political allies.  At the same time, the mayor faced daily political pressure from the city's most vocal and fringe activists, pressuring her to adopt their dangerous plans, including defunding the police.  She attempted to curry their favor, allowing the notorious "Summer of Love" to continue with the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ).

Kelly Loeffler Asks Radical Raphael Warnock to Denounce Marxism, His Answer Tells You Everything.  During the Georgia Senate debate on Sunday night [12/6/2020], Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) nailed her far-left Democratic opponent Raphael Warnock with a lot of his questionable past and radical positions in a variety of questions.  Loeffler asked Warnock about his frequent praise for Marxism and the redistribution of income, and she asked him to denounce Marxism and socialism.  He previously had worked for a church which invited Fidel Castro to the church and praised him.  While he claimed to believe in the free enterprise system, he dodged denouncing the troubling ideologies.  How far left are you when you can't condemn it?  When you can't call out the evil it's done?  [Video clip]

Joe Biden:  Unity, Fraud, and Power.  This appears to be the most far-left presidential administration, if in fact it is inaugurated into existence on Jan. 20 of next year, in American history, and no one really believes the man putatively elected to lead it actually controls it at all.  And yet the country, which fairly decisively moved to the right — in legislative and other state-level races, in the House where Republicans captured more than a dozen seats, and in the Senate where only something untoward would have to happen in the Georgia runoffs for Republicans not to hold a majority despite having to defend 23 of 36 seats — is asked to unify behind it?

Georgia On My Mind.  In its not-too-distant past, the Democratic Party had two wings.  It was strongly anti-Communist, nationalistic, and many of its members were people of committed religious faith.  JFK believed in the creed of "American Exceptionalism" as much as Ronald Reagan.  Today's Democratic Party still has some old-style pro-union liberals who salivate over the prospect of expanding entitlements but what it doesn't have any longer is a conservative wing.  If it can be said to still have two wings at all they are a socialist wing and a socialist-lite wing.  Some of their leaders like Bernie Sanders, would openly nationalize our economy under direct government control and others like Elizabeth Warren, who would allow capitalists to create the wealth and then rob them of it.  This is why the runoff elections for the U.S. Senate in the state of Georgia are of supreme importance.  The disaster of electing Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock would be the absence of a conservative brake on the runaway train of left-wing policies.

The Hijacking of the 2020 Election and the Hate America Strategy.  There is a consensus that American society in 2020 is more polarized than at any point in the nation's history.  If Joe Biden is inaugurated as President thanks to an irrefutably fraudulent and choreographed election, then this polarization is irreversible and will ultimately lead to a permanent fracturing of the country as the central government will be deriving its power from usurpation and not from the consent of the governed.  The sixty-year crusade of the American left and its Hate America Strategy, conceived to facilitate the ultimate transformation of the nation, will have succeeded in ways they never could have imagined.

How Liberals Can Destroy Football with COVID, and Why They'd Want To.  Football has always been reviled by the left.  It is quintessentially American:  invented in this country; played by high-testosterone, masculine men; and operating almost entirely as a super-competitive meritocracy — i.e., the test of whether someone gets to play in the NFL is whether he can play, and play better than the other guy.  In the NFL in 2020, there's no time to humor racism or any other "ism" in fielding a winning team; there's only the all-defining imperative priority to put the best players on the field and "coach 'em up" to play the game well.  All of those attributes of the sport are precisely why it has been so popular in America; it has been aligned with American cultural norms and preferences for decades.  The sport's popularity is in fact proof that America as a whole is not racist — systemically or otherwise.  Americans don't root for their team or watch the NFL in huge numbers based on a team's compliance with racial hiring quotas; they root and watch because they appreciate the best playing the best using talents that most of us don't have, and deciding on a level playing field who wins a competitive game and who loses.

When the Ruling Class Needs to Steal Elections.  I think that the "oppressed peoples, allies, white oppressors" political formula is a cruelly exclusive doctrine that cuts out the great middle of America.  No ruling class with half a brain would go for a political formula like that.

The Ideology Now Running the Democratic Party Looks Like a Classic Cult.  Apart from deliberate projection, which is regularly used as a political tactic as per Saul Alinsky, there is the more classic and unconscious projection that happens among true believers of the same ilk.  Take a look at what happens when one of those believers is caught telling the truth about what he'd like to do to Trump voters:  DNC member David Atkins openly suggesting that 75 million Americans need to be "deprogrammed."  While Atkins wonders how anyone could be a Trump supporter, many of us wonder how a leftist who may have been initially attracted to feel-good ideas like "tolerance" and "diversity" could publicly advocate forceful "deprogramming" of 75 million of his fellow citizens (in refugee camps? concentration camps?) for the sin of disagreeing with him about a political candidate.  How does that happen?

Democrats Must Regret Messing with Texas.  Texas was won by Republican Presidential incumbent Donald Trump by 52% to 46%.  Trump won by more than 600,000 votes among almost 12 million votes cast.  Democrats spent incredible sums of money trying to turn the state legislative chambers of Texas blue and failed miserably.  Democrats targeted 22 races in hopes of turning at least nine to their side and flipping the chamber.  They got zero.  Wendy Davis also lost her congressional race despite being the Democrat standard bearer at one time for the governor's race.  The most shocking Democrat loss was Zapata County — just north of the Rio Grande Valley along the border — by 6 points, 53% Trump to 47% for Biden.  The county is 94% Hispanic.

The ungrateful left launches a war on Thanksgiving.  There has been a lot of talk among campus progressives in recent years about the need to "decolonize" Thanksgiving.  For example, the University of Oregon held an event titled "Thanks, But No Thanks-giving," the description of which read in part:  "Thanksgiving is, foundationally speaking, a celebration of the ongoing genocide against native peoples and cultures across the globe." [...] The Huffington Post recently suggested that Thanksgiving be cancelled due to its large carbon footprint.  Ironically, the coddled and entitled, like many students and professors on college campuses, are often the least grateful.  Those who seem to have everything are often the least thankful.  Rich, spoiled Hollywood types foam at the mouth (when they're not stuffing it with caviar and expensive champagne), railing against Trump and his supporters and/or a laundry list of supposed "systemic" injustices inherent to the country that has allowed them to get rich pretending to be someone they're not.  Meanwhile, those in "flyover country" with comparatively little are often deeply thankful for what they do have, and grateful to be living in the United States of America.

Joe Biden urges nation to 'forgo family traditions' on Thanksgiving.  President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday [11/25/2020] called on Americans not to gather with extended families for Thanksgiving, saying it was a "patriotic duty" to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Biden said during an at times campaign-like speech in Wilmington, Del., that he and his family were setting an example by not celebrating the holiday as a large group.

The Difficult Way Forward.  Republicans are still playing the old politics about governmental efficiency and improving the American people's lives.  The Democrats are trying to destroy America and assume unlimited power over the American people.  Republicans do everything within the confines of the Constitution and law.  The Democrats are lawless and recognize no standard or precedent.  We should not persist in thinking of today's Democrats as the American political party of old:  Andrew Jackson, FDR, Harry Truman, [JFK], etc.  It is a radical atheist revolutionary party, more akin to the Nazi Party of Germany or the Communist Party of the Soviet Union than the Republican Party of today.  The Democrats are utterly corrupt, power mad, and pitiless.  They are trying to destroy the institutions of its country and replace them with totalitarianism.  They do not wish to serve the American people, for whom they have nothing but contempt; they wish to enslave us.  We have to stop thinking that what we are experiencing today is still normal politics.  This is a war against evil and for national survival, nothing less.

Fighting Words.  Democrats are not democrats; they are totalitarians.  They have declared war on the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, the Electoral College, the Senate, the Supreme Court, the election system, and the idea of civil order.  They have called for the Republican President of the United States to be de-platformed and jailed.  Their obvious goal is a one-party state that criminalizes dissent.  To them, support for such basic necessities as borders and law enforcement are racist.  If you oppose their efforts to legalize infanticide, they will condemn you as enemies of women, and if you make videos of their confessions to selling body parts of murdered infants, they will — like Kamala Harris — throw you in jail.  Progressives are not progressive; they are reactionaries.  They are out to abolish liberal value systems and create a status hierarchy where race, gender, and sexual orientation define and confine you to an unalterable place in their new social order.  If you are white or male or heterosexual or religious — Justice Kavanaugh was all four — you are guilty before the fact.

Webster's New World College Dictionary, Third Edition, 1997.
Webster's New World College Dictionary, Third Edition, 1997, page 92.

"Burn It Down".  American cities are entering a period of chaos.  Protests and riots have dominated headlines, but beneath the surface, activists are launching an unprecedented campaign to overthrow the traditional justice system and replace it with a new model based on a radical conception of social justice.  In Seattle, where this campaign may be most advanced, activists have crafted a narrative about police brutality, mass incarceration, and punitive justice that leads to a natural sequence of solutions:  "abolish the police," "divest from prisons," and "defund the courts."  Over the past three decades, the city's radical-progressives have seized control of municipal government — with the notable exception of the criminal-justice system, which they see as the final obstacle to total control.  If they can dismantle it, activists believe, they can bring about their transformation of society.

New York Magazine Art Critic Seems to Advocate Genocide of Republicans.  As Townhall colleague Kurt Schlichter has been known to say, never forget they, that is the left, want you dead.  This is not hyperbole; it is becoming clearer by the day that the desire to consign roughly half of the nation to reeducation camps or mass graves is so prevalent on the left that when they do, as they say, "say the quiet part out loud," no one on the left is shocked.  There are no calls for toning down rhetoric or disavowals of the proposals.  Just a couple of days ago, a prominent California Democrat said that Republicans needed to undergo "deprogramming."  Presumably, this was to make us think, against all evidence, that socialism is a viable economic theory, that same-sex marriage is normal, and that giving little kids life-altering drugs and surgery to change their sex is good parenting.

Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock Is Not Being Opposed Because of His Faith but Because He Is Anti-American and Has Bad Ideas.  In Georgia, the Democrats are running scared.  While they seem to have successfully stolen the presidential election thanks to the fecklessness of the Republican secretary of state Brad Raffensperger, who abjectly failed at virtually any part of his job that concerned election security, the GOP seems well-positioned for the coming runoff/special election.  David Perdue is about 100,000 votes ahead of Jon Ossoff.  The electorate is fired up. [...] [Kelly] Loeffler is something of an unknown.  She had a bruising primary that a real political party would never have let take place and which may have damaged her standing with supporters of her opponent.  And she has a telegenic, if somewhat smarmy, opponent in the Reverend Raphael Warnock.  Because of this race's visibility, Warnock is getting a good look in the bright sunlight and what is being seen is not very flattering.  [Video clip]

Biden to 'Racist' Trump Voters: 'Let's Heal'.  After four years of attacking President Donald Trump as "illegitimate," "fascist," "Nazi," "tyrant," "dictator," "racist," "anti-Semitic," "Russian stooge," "traitor," "grifter," "xenophobe," "sexist," "homophobe," "ignorant," "fat" and "lazy," Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive president-elect, now says, "Let's heal." [...] Well, that's lovely.  But please forgive Trump supporters for not being in a mood to "heal." How bogus was the Trump-Russia collusion investigation that consumed most of the Trump presidency?  Neither Joe Biden nor Kamala Harris bothered to mention it during the campaign.  Ditto for Trump's impeachment.  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former FBI Director James Comey now admit that, knowing then what they know now, they would not have signed off on FISA warrants that were crucial to the investigation.

Georgia Senate Candidate Raphael Warnock, Continues To Spew Hateful Bigoted Comments.  The list of Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock's hateful, racist comments continues to grow[.] [...] For those keeping score:
  •   Warnock defended anti-Semite and anti-American pastor Jeremiah Wright and praised Marxism.
  •   Warnock's mentor called for the "destruction of everything white" and argued white Christians are "satanic."
  •   Warnock signed a letter comparing Israel to apartheid South Africa.
  •   Warnick claimed that "Americans Must 'Repent' for Backing Trump and 'Worship of Whiteness.'
  •   Warnock called police officers "gangsters and thugs" and "bullies."
  •   Warnock cozied up to Fidel Castro in 1995.
  •   Earlier this year, Warnock was accused by his wife of running over her foot with his car after they got into an argument.
  •   In 2002, Warnock was accused of hindering a police investigation into child abuse.
  •   Warnock criticized the Second Amendment during sermons.
  •   He's also an Anti-Semite.  Just ask former Democratic New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikand:  [Video clip]

Ilhan Omar Tries to Explain Bible Scripture to Marco Rubio to Defend Raphael Warnock, It Doesn't Go Well.  [Scroll down]  One such comment that excited negative attention was [Rev. Raphael] Warnock saying during a sermon that "You cannot serve the military and God," as we reported earlier.  It's a comment that's not likely to go over well in Georgia which has a lot of military installations including military who like to think they serve both God and their country. [...] But of course that isn't scripture, nowhere does it say "You cannot serve God and the military."  Nor does it say "You cannot serve God and dmoney."  What the heck is "dmoney?"  The exact quote is "mammon" meaning riches or wealth.  Not the military.  So what are the GOP lying about, Rep. Omar?  They're quoting something wrong and disgusting that Warnock said.  That's not lying, that's correctly calling him out.  What she doesn't like is she knows it's an attack that's going to stick.  It also tells us something about Warnock that Omar is willing to go to bat for him.  That's not helpful for him in Georgia which isn't looking to move to the radical left or turn socialist.

Kelly Loeffler Demands Raphael Warnock Apologize for Saying You Can't Serve God and the Military.  Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) has demanded her Democratic opponent Rev. Raphael Warnock apologize for comments he made in a 2011 sermon about God and the military.  Loeffler and Warnock will contest one of two Senate runoff elections in Georgia on January 5.  Republican Senator David Perdue will face Democrat Jon Ossoff in the second race on the same day.  A video of Warnock's sermon has resurfaced on YouTube and Loeffler shared a clip on Twitter on Wednesday [11/18/2020].

Pushing 'defund the police,' BLM turned its success into electoral disaster.  Black Lives Matter came up with the single most effective political slogan of the year.  While no one was likely to be overly impressed with Joe Biden's line "Build Back Better," and President Trump's "Keep America Great" or "Make America Great Again, Again" didn't have the resonance of the original 2016 version, BLM broke through the clutter with a catchphrase that was memorable, pungent — and utterly devastating to Democrats.  After a surprising Tory victory in the British parliamentary election in 1992, the pro-Tory tabloid The Sun famously boasted, "It's the Sun Wot Won It."  In the same spirit, it could be said that in this year's congressional election, "It's 'Defund the Police' Wot Lost It."

Trying to Think Ahead.  [Scroll down]  So why do they need bushels of Dominion votes in four Democrat cities — Milwaukee, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Atlanta — to win Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia?  Why the thirty-year effort of the Dems to relax the rules on voting, from Motor Voter to the present vote-by-mail?  Why is it necessary to game the vote — even steal an election?  Why is it necessary to hound a duly-elected president with a Special Prosecutor and goose up an impeachment over a phone call, and blast him throughout the COVID-19 epidemic?  Why is it necessary to call your opponent's systemic racists 50 years after the civil rights acts?  Why is it necessary to censor social media, bearded @jack?  Why is it necessary to hide Hunter Biden's influence peddling?  I thought you guys already owned the future.  The answer is obvious.  People don't cheat unless they are about to lose everything, wife, house, job, children.  So, whatever brave front the Dems are putting on they know in their heart of hearts that the game is nearly up.

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Impeachment backfired on Nancy.  Charlie Cook, Larry Sabato, and the rest of the cable news experts on American elections all agreed.  Democrats would add 10, 15, and maybe even 20 seats to their majority.  Hahaha.  Matt Vespa reported, "We have over a dozen races that have yet to be called.  Yes, some places are still counting those mail-in ballots.  In some races, they still have a long way to go.  Overall, this week has been terrible for House Democrats.  They were projected to pick up 10-15 seats.  They're probably going to lose 10[,] maybe more. [...]" [...] The progressive communists in their memo just did not get it.  No one cares what ice cream a rich old lady eats.  We have ice cream too.  There is nothing in her freezer the average American cannot buy.  Whilst progressives talk up the working-class concerns, the fact is they are the biggest elitists in the world.  They are out of touch.  They hate large pickups, canned beer, and guns.


Biden's Empty Words Won't Unify This Nation.  Joe Biden says he wants unity and promises to be a president that represents all Americans not just Democrats.  "Let's give each other a chance," he told his supporters at a rally in Delaware on Nov. 7.  "It's time to put away the harsh rhetoric.  To lower the temperature.  To see each other again.  To listen to each other again.  To make progress we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy," he said.  "We are not enemies.  We are Americans."  A well-scripted sentiment that's out of touch with our deeply divided nation as the Democratic Party and its media allies have spent the past four years calling Donald Trump's supporters racist — and every other repugnant smear you can think of.  That's not exactly a way to win over half the country and heal the nation.

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Where was all this soothing rhetoric when the Biden Voters were conducting the summer riots?

Calls for 'Unity' [are] Really Calls for Capitulation.  Political unity is an ugly, authoritarian idea.  No free place has domestic political unity, nor should it aspire to it.  What "unity" really means, of course, is capitulation.  America is once again being subjected to the inane brand of pseudo-patriotic sloganeering we saw during President Barack Obama's tenure.  Now, as then, the media will pretend that the moral fabric of the nation must be mended after Republican rule.  It's pretty transparent.  When Democrats win the presidency, we are treated to solemn calls for national restoration and political harmony, and to the expectation that, for the good of the nation, the opposition will embrace decorum and pass legislation they oppose.  When Republicans win elections, grown women put on knitted hats depicting their reproductive organs and stomp around Washington protesting, all to a hero's welcome.

'Unity' is the Carrot and the Schtick of Democrats.  Having gotten their way following a four-year long tantrum of "norm"-breaking sedition — despicable smears, the governmentally weaponized Russiagate lie, a sham impeachment, all aided and abetted by a disgracefully partisan elitist media — the latest schtick of the Democratic grifter class is "unity."  But unity isn't for everyone.  Taking their lead from that consummate con man, former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democrats' grifter class is proffering a return to the halcyon days when the "uniparty" ruled the swamp for fun and profit — theirs, not yours.  Of course, the Left isn't extending their olive branch to the true populists they've libeled and slandered as "Nazis."  This is a carrot shared only between elitists:  Democratic grifters are inviting their fellow GOP grifters to jump back into the swamp and scratch their backs for a buck.

Joe Biden's Majority Doesn't Work Full Time, Stay Married or Go To Church.  A week after the 2020 presidential election, one thing is obvious about the United States of America:  It is deeply divided. [...] But, according to the exit polls, there were some demographic groups that did pick Trump over Biden.  Who were they?  For starters, according to the network exit poll published by ABC News, there was the divide between people who worked full time and those who did not.  The exit poll asked the question:  "Do you work full-time for pay?"  Voters who said no went for Biden over Trump by 57% to 42%.  By contrast, voters who said they did work full time picked Trump over Biden 51% to 47%.  Why do people who don't work full time prefer Biden?  Why do those who do prefer Trump?  Is it a good sign for the long-term well-being of the United States that the popular-vote winner in our presidential election was preferred by those who do not work full time and not by those who do?

Democrat Raphael Warnock Repeatedly Praised Jeremiah Wright, Marxism.  Georgia Senate Democrat candidate Raphael Warnock has praised the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright on many occasions and praised Marxism as a way to "teach the black church."  During the 2008 presidential election, Warnock appeared on Fox News to defend Wright after it was discovered that then-presidential candidate Barack Obama had close ties to the reverend.  Warnock hopes to unseat Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) during the January Senate runoff election.  During his March 2008 appearance on Fox News, he told host Greta Van Susteren that Wright's legacy as a pastor was "social transformation that's been the hallmark of Rev. Jeremiah Wright's ministry."

Did someone mention Jeremiah Wright?

Tlaib lashes out at centrist Dems over election debacle: 'I can't be silent'.  Rashida Tlaib isn't apologizing for wanting to yank money away from bad police departments.  She has no second thoughts about her embrace of the Black Lives Matter movement, or for wanting to aggressively fight climate change.  House Democrats lost seats instead of expanding their majority, underperforming expectations across the board.  And moderates have pounced on liberals like Tlaib, the Michigan congresswoman, accusing them of handing conservatives a set of slogans and policies to scare voters.

No Truth, No Unity!  The Democrats live in a fantasy world.  It's a world in which higher taxes create jobs and prosperity, a world where central control of complex systems produces efficiency, a world where groveling weakness results in international respect and peace.  To those old and longstanding fantasies, they've added a couple of new ones: a world in which they can sow discord and division and reap acceptance and unity, and a world where the lies they tell will be trusted as the truth.  After refusing to accept the results of the 2016 presidential election and throwing a four-year temper tantrum, they're now calling on the county to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election and come together as a country.  On top of that they want us all to regard as true the results of an election they have worked so hard to steal.

WSJ: Democrats Lost South Texas Latinos Due to Shutdowns, Oil, And Abortion.  The chairman of the Texas Democratic Party said the red wave that moved through South Texas's Starr County was due to three issues critical to Latino voters in that area: pandemic shutdowns, oil industry jobs, and abortion.  According to a report at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Sunday, the idea that Starr County would have 8,224 residents vote for President Donald Trump is mindboggling.

Democratic Senator Sparks Progressive Backlash After Refusing to Back Court Packing.  Democratic Senator Joe Manchin drew the ire of progressives on Monday night after he pledged not to vote against his own party on Supreme Court packing or ending the filibuster, even if the Senate were to be split 50-50 in the wake of Georgia's runoff races.  Appearing on Fox News, the U.S. senator from West Virginia said he would "not vote" with Democrats on those key issues if the Senate were split down the middle — effectively offsetting Kamala Harris' deciding vote as vice president.

Sen. Joe Manchin vows to vote against 'crazy stuff' if Democrats take Senate.  Sen. Joe Manchin is pledging to block major progressive legislative goals if Democrats retake the Senate.  Speaking to Fox News' "Special Report" Monday [11/9/2020], Manchin (D-W.Va.) made the promise while discussing the future of the upper chamber of Congress, and how the 100-member body was facing a down-the-middle split between Democrats and Republicans.  If Democrats are successful in their two Senate runoff races in Georgia in January, bills in the Senate could be moved by a single vote.  "50-50 [control] means that if one senator does not vote on the Democratic side, there is no tie and there is no bill," the West Virginia Democrat said.

Joy Reid's response to 70 million Trump voters came in a deranged rant that every Conservative should hear.  [Scroll down]  The unhinged rant that Reid would engage in should be preserved for prosperity and studied at a future date when America emerges from the post-Obama era where truth has been laid to waste.  A deranged anti-Trump rant that has taken place every single day on network after network for four years running, poisoning the minds of those easily manipulated by political hucksters.  "We have had four years of mass deaths," Reid spewed, there not being a trace of truthfulness in the claim. "240,000 of our fellow Americans have died and Donald Trump was vowing to kill another several million of us through herd immunity.  He didn't care about the dead."  For those concerned about the compromising of the integrity of our elections, such irresponsible rantings are having a crippling effect on our nation.  And Reid was just getting started with her baseless accusations and outright lies against a man whose greatest sin in her eyes may be that he's a white male.

The True Deplorables.  With the manufactured "news" that Pennsylvania and Nevada have been called for Joe Biden by news media, liberals celebrating the supposed victory of the purported 46th president took to the streets in euphoria and revelry.  It seems logical to assume that many of today's celebrants were also participants in the street protests four years ago when Donald Trump beat their gal Hillary.  Hillary Clinton made the fatal mistake of revealing the way she truly thought of half of the American population that supported Trump by calling them "a basket of deplorables."  And the next four years we witnessed the greatest revolt in our nation's history since the Civil War.  The half of the country that supported Hillary refused to accept the results of the election and have been protesting — often violently — ever since.

'Resist. Overturn.  Boycott.  Surveil.  Leak.  Impeach.  And NOW they tell us it's time to heal.'  Then-VP Joe Biden remained silent about national solidarity after Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016 and never asked the so-called Resistance to dial back their rage, former Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz recalled.  "Never heard a peep from him about unity."  In an Op-Ed for the Fox News website, Chaffetz observed that Biden's convenient appeal for healing along with his claim that "the better angels of America are back" just constitute empty, meaningless rhetoric.  "And just like that, 'Resistance' is no longer in fashion.  The rules have been rewritten.  When Democrats hold power, we must be unified, and our opposition must be silent.  Not to be confused with the rules when Republicans hold power — which are that Resistance is as American as apple pie," Chaffetz explained about the apparent double-standard.

The Next 2020 Loser:  The Woke Utopia.  Earlier today [11/7/2020], we discussed how one of the biggest losers of the 2020 elections might have been the public's faith in the electoral process.  Continuing on with the list of also-rans, the editors at the Washington Free Beacon dug into some of the ballot issues that were decided this week, along with the identity politics driving various demographics to the polls.  Their conclusion is that one of the most damaged entities coming out of this race is the woke utopia envisioned by the Democrats' furthest-left agitators, which seems to have been roundly rejected by voters even as they threatened to end the Trump presidency.  And this effect was noted in some unlikely places such as California.

American Coup Victims Will Not Go Quietly.  This was a Coup.  It lacked, at least for the moment, the spilled blood often associated with a classic coup d'etat but make no mistake about it — this was a coup.  A record number of Americans fought an unusual number of hardships to make certain their voices were heard in the selection of our next president.  And, given the stark difference in the candidates' visions for America's future and the growing national divide, that choice was surely not made lightly.  So, when we on the right observed one "irregularity" after another on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, what we needed were answers and transparency.  What we got were evasions and coverups.  Keep in mind that we have endured over the past 4 years a seeming century's worth of dishonesty, hoaxes, threats, wild conspiracy theories and widespread corruption from those on the left.  Indeed, Liberals appear to have made sport of treating Donald Trump and his supporters much like a cat treats a litter-box.  And we got the message:  There is no limit to just how low they are willing to sink.

The left is again showing that it can't stand anyone who disagrees.  This year's presidential election hasn't provided the catharsis that many on the left were awaiting.  Instead of the hoped-for "Blue Wave," we have a still-too-close-to-call presidential election, while Republicans picked up House seats and appear to have held on to the Senate.  One response might be self-criticism:  to wonder how, after four years of single-mindedly trying to get rid of Trump and marginalize his followers, things didn't go better.  Instead, Democrats' thinkers seem to be asking themselves variations on "How can I live in a country where half the people supported Donald Trump?"  According to the Campus Reform Web site, professors around America were expressing anger and claiming to feel "genuinely unsafe, given the sheer number of people willing to vote for Trump."  Some canceled classes for the rest of the week, apparently because of the emotional strain.

The Democrats' Chickens Come Home to Roost.  Had the media been honest, the Democrats would have realized that their Pelosi-Ocasio-Bernie crazy talk about ending the filibuster, packing the courts, ending the electoral college, and making Puerto Rico and D.C. into states was scaring even Independents.  If there had been honest polls warning them of voter wariness of their socialism, leading Democrats would have been more coy, as Biden was during the campaign.  They would have moderated their boasts of what they planned to do, been more prudent and politic, reserving those plans furtively for after the elections.  Instead, the false polls bolstered their confidence.

Woke Faced the Voters — and Lost.  In a week of surprises, California's rejection of a ballot measure that would have allowed the state to resume its affirmative action program was among the most significant.  The measure, known as Proposition 16, wasn't defeated by shy Trump voters.  Polling showed Hispanic and other minority voters evenly split on the measure, and on Tuesday it was defeated in California's most Latino counties.  California's result is just one piece of the mounting evidence that voters on Tuesday threw a wrench in the progressive plan to leverage a "coalition of the ascendant" and an "emerging Democratic majority" to turn the country into a woke utopia.

A Civil War Is Already Happening, Inside the Democrat Party.  A civil war is brewing, but Trump supporters are not running into the streets to fight antifa.  Instead, the civil war has been brewing in the Democrat Party and now there are shots fired as moderates you have never heard of pay the price for the Squad's radical rhetoric. [...] Rather than comfortably retaking the Senate as anticipated, Democrats may find Mitch McConnell and Republicans maintain the majority.  Instead of Democrats adding to the majority in the House, Republicans have added up to 10 seats back to their caucus.  And the carnage in state governments across the country is palpable.  It will leave Democrats out in the cold when congressional districts are redrawn following the 2020 Census.

House Democrats Suffer a Catastrophe that Will Blow Up Their Party.  House Democrats went into Election Day supremely confident that they were going to put another nail in the Republicans' coffin.  They had outraised and outspent Republican candidates across the board.  They felt the issues of the pandemic response and Obamacare favored them. [...] But the polls were wrong.  They were very wrong.  So when reality hit Nancy Pelosi and her caucus this morning, they realized they hadn't gained a single seat in Congress.  In fact, as of noon Wednesday, Democrats had lost five seats and were trailing in several others.  What happened?  It turns out that the American people prefer to vote for candidates who aren't radical leftists hellbent on "transforming" the country.  Why this comes as a surprise to Democrats — who believe that many of their more outrageous proposals like the Green New Deal and Medicare for All are ready to be embraced by the electorate — is a mystery.

Biden Family Corruption Does Matter.  The New Yorker's famed film critic was an early observer of America's growing culture gap.  "I only know one person who voted for Nixon," she said.  "Where they are I don't know.  They're outside my ken.  But sometimes when I'm in a theater I can feel them."  Today, elites smell them.  That is what disgraced FBI man Peter Strzok actually said after a trip to Walmart, and he and his ilk recoil, naturally, from the plebian aroma.  But theirs is the nose of a sommelier, not a hunting dog.  It failed to sniff out the social movement that elected Donald Trump in 2016, and today it is missing the rage sweeping about half the country.  The fury comes from folks who don't subscribe to the New York Times, let alone the New Yorker, and who don't habituate yoga studios while carrying NPR tote bags, either.

Biden stumbles through another campaign speech:  "America is dead because of COVID-19".  Biden's America is a very dark place.  At least half of the country is populated with racist chumps, ugly people, labeled as such simply for voting for Donald Trump in 2016, according to Joe Biden.  During the final presidential debate, Biden told the audience that "We're about to go into a dark winter.  A dark winter."  He was talking about the president's plan for the coronavirus as we move forward in the coming months.  Biden's message is one of doom and gloom.  In comparison, Trump's message is meant to be an uplifting one, a message that will inspire voters.  He frequently tells rally audiences that the best is yet to come.

Eight hard questions for the Democrats.  [#1] Why are you opposing respected American traditions and Constitutional freedoms?  Why such anti-Americanism in your convention platform and in numerous acts and statements of policy?  Why opposition to the rights to assembly, to worship, to freedom of speech, to the right to bear arms, to the Electoral College?  Why support for open borders, for Medicare for illegal aliens, for abolishing ICE?  Why support for "defunding the police" and then support for violent rioting and looting?  Why support for packing the Supreme Court and for minting new "states" for political advantage?  You Democrats are even endorsing the enormities of the "transgender" movement, where people can supposedly change their sex by flipping a mental switch, and enter women's bathrooms or be transferred to women's prisons at will.

Trump will win again, then comes the hard part.  Unlike Hillary, Biden cannot credibly warn that Trump is a nutcase who will push the Red Button to annihilate the world.  Trump has been president for nearly four years and the world is more peaceful than it's been in decades.  The man has been nominated four times for the Nobel Peace Prize.  Trump has shown he's not a violent nut, while Biden has shown he is cognitively impaired.  Speaking of violent nuts, the media initially gave a lot of coverage to the "mostly peaceful protests" because they thought they hurt Trump.  Then they figured out that people not only don't like riots, they also don't like rioters — and nearly all the rioters are Democrats.  So the media cut back on their riot coverage.  But there are still riots, people know that, and people know that the rioters are Democrats.  Contrary to conventional Democrat "wisdom," minorities don't like the riots any more than the rest of America does — maybe even less since the riots are often in minority neighborhoods.  And they, too, know that the rioters — many of whom are privileged whites — are Democrats.  Many this time plan to vote against these rioters and their Democrat sympathizers.

Voting Against Evil.  There has never been a clearer divide between the two major candidates running for president when it comes to their spiritual essence.  The Republican incumbent, Donald Trump, never fails to utter the name of God in just about every campaign speech, while some Democrats blatantly removed His name from the Pledge of Allegiance at their convention this year.  Who can forget that at the 2012 Democrat convention the crowd booed when God and Jerusalem were put back in the Democrat platform?  In 2016, they heckled and jeered when a minister, Rev. Cynthia Hale, opened the convention with a Christian prayer for Hillary Clinton.  Bernie delegates screamed out his name instead of respecting the solemnity of the moment.  Joe Biden, the Democrat candidate, professes to be a Roman Catholic, yet like all the other faux Catholic Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, still approves abortion on demand up to delivery.  That is infanticide and pure wickedness.

Oregon's Public Health Authority Announces Covid Deaths While Dressed as a Clown.  In what has to be one of the most bizarre and mind-warping decisions of all time, Claire Poche, a senior official of the Oregon Health Authority gave a Covid update today while wearing a complete clown costume.  The makeup, the red tie, the polka dots.  The whole thing.  It's hard to even express how awkward this is.  [Video clip]

An Honest Ad From Your Democratic Party Spokesperson (Parody).  Here's your Democratic 'Spokesperson' with a brutally honest message for Americans about the great reasons to vote for Joe Biden and other wonderful Democratic candidates this November.  BlazeTV's Allie Stuckey demonstrated a kind demeanor that perfectly showcased her destruction of the values and principles upheld by the Democratic party in 2020.  "You know us as the party of love, tolerance, and compassion, but we're much more than that.  We're the party of science, and the science is clear," Allie said with a smile.  She then listed gender issues, abortion rights, and vaccines (which are only successful if created when Trump isn't president).  [Video clip]

The Democratic Party is the Dark Winter.  We have to believe that most Americans haven't cast off common sense [...] But for voters on the fence — as inexplicable as that is — let's evaluate what the Democratic Party is showing us about itself.  Biden's claim in the last debate that the U.S. is moving toward a dark winter, thanks to COVID, was revealing.  It exposed more than Biden's cynicism in trying to manipulate people's fear of the virus, it exposed an irony.  The dark winter tag speaks to the Democratic Party's condition, not America's.  Democrats are ominous.  Their worldview is antithetical to the American experience, and it's rotted.  Worse is that they're destructive.  We see it in their language and actions.  2020 is showcasing the Democrats accelerating descent into a mean-spirited, grudge-filled aggression toward traditional America — the America of the Revolution and the founding.

Ilhan Omar says Squad will influence Biden administration: 'A lot of our feedback was incorporated'.  Rep. Ilhan Omar said in a new interview that she's confident she and other members of "The Squad" will be able to push Joseph R. Biden to the left if he's elected president next week.  Speaking to "Axios on HBO," the Minnesota Democrat said she and other progressives such as Sen. Bernard Sanders and Reps.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley were able to shape Mr. Biden's campaign platform and that they expect that influence to continue in a possible Biden administration.  "There has been a level of responsiveness ... to the policies that we are advocating for that we know will have not just a future in his administration, but a future in the upcoming administrations after his," Mrs. Omar said.

A Time for Choosing.  Here we are again, just days away from another presidential election in 2020, and the American people still find ourselves facing many of the same concerns, and challenges that Reagan warned us about fifty-six years ago.  Once again, the contrast between the two candidates could not be more clear.  One is a career politician (with mounting evidence that he improperly used his office as vice president to enrich his family), the other a businessman.  As President Donald Trump said at his RNC Speech, "This election will decide whether we will defend the American Way of Life, or whether we allow a radical movement to completely dismantle and destroy it."

Trumpism:  Then, Now — and in the Future?  [Scroll down]  Aside from fundamental changes in foreign and democratic policy, and renewed emphasis on class instead of race, Trumpism changed the political dialectic.  Of course, Trump could be crude, even at times bullying and profane.  But much of his braggadocio and vulgarity were designed as chemotherapy to kill the cancer of the administrative state and the lock-hold on permanent government by the revolving-door, bipartisan coastal elite.  The reasons why Trump just days after his inauguration faced a failed impeachment, or calls for his removal by the 25th Amendment, or even talk of a military coup, or the Steele dossier hoax that led to a $40 million, 22-month effort by progressives to destroy his presidency, his person and his family, were manifold.  But one cause surely was that Trump was orphaned from the hard-Left Democratic Party and the Republican establishment and seemed either to welcome the ostracism or not be fully cognizant of the cost that it entailed.

People are dropping the software company @Expensify after the CEO urged every customer to vote for Joe Biden.  David Barrett, CEO of the software company Expensify, is under fire after he sent an email to every one of his customers and urged them to vote for Joe Biden:  [Tweet]  SEE YA:  People are dropping the software company @Expensify after the CEO urged every customer to vote for Joe Biden[.]  According to Barrett, he didn't act alone and he had feedback from others at the company.

Too many Democrats are creepily suggesting Trump voters should be jailed.  Trump voters beware: your ballot could get you jailed after January 20, 2021.  If Joe Biden wins the presidency, and takes the oath of office with one hand on Abraham Lincoln's Bible (hopefully not Das Kapital or Kendi's How to Be an Antiracist), open season may be declared on any American morally obtuse enough to believe that 45 deserved four more years.  "Trump must be defeated ... and his enablers, and his supporters ... must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society," ranted the always hot-blooded Keith Olbermann.  The former MSNBC anchor traffics in caustic bombast, and this declaration was not very different from his usual huffy diatribes against Republicans.  But the notion of revenge is going mainstream.

Biden lectures us on character?  C'mon man!  There can no longer be any doubt that the Democrats put party before country, politics before ethics and virtue.  One only has to read Robert Reich or listen to his intellectual peer Keith Olbermann to know that the Democrat party has morphed into totalitarianism.  Democrats vow to punish their opponents if Biden is elected.  Reich recommends "truth and reconciliation" camps, taking his cue from South Africa.  How's that for tyranny?  It is well and truly frightening.  The left has been steering us in this direction for decades, and it must be stopped if America is to survive.

Joe Biden tweets out that America is 'an idea' and 'we've never lived up to it'.  How's this for the most offensive political ad of the year? [...] Note that this isn't from his enemies, his party, his creepy allies, something that occurred years ago, or some kind of foreign disinfomation, this is straight from Joe, put out there on Twitter to entice Americans to give him their votes, in his big final push to squeeze the last of them. [...] No wonder Biden hides in his basement.  The more he speaks, the less there is to like.

New Biden Ad Causes Uproar; 'America Was An Idea, We Never Lived Up To It'.  Joe Biden released a questionable new ad saying that America "never lived up" to it's ideals, and he's getting absolutely hammered for it on Twitter.  "America was an idea.  We've never lived up to it but we've never walked away from it before," the caption said above Biden's new ad.  Apparently hundreds of years of brave military heroes fighting for our freedoms... the 9/11 first responders, ending slavery and defeating communism isn't "living up" to greatness, according to Joe Biden.

Vile Scarborough:  You're 'Un-American' If You Vote for Trump.  While most left-wing journalists try to channel all their anger at President Trump, they will occasionally go straight to the punch and just start attacking people who support him.  On Tuesday morning [10/20/2020], the co-hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe scolded American voters who dare, for any reason, to vote for Trump.  With Election Day exactly two weeks away, and millions of Americans already voting, co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski decided it was time to launch a brutal verbal assault against Trump supporters.  Apparently triggered by Trump speaking publicly about the Biden family's alleged corruption on Monday, Scarborough whined that it's unacceptable to vote for him for any reason.

Young American Woman Explains It All In Less Than One Minute:  The Reason Why We Are Voting for Trump is "We Can't Stand You!"  A young woman explained everything about this election in less than one minute.  If you can't stand Trump here is our reply:  ["]If you are liberal and can't stand Trump and can't possibly fathom why anyone would vote for him, let me fill you in.  We can't stand you.  You've done everything in your power by trying to destroy this country by tearing down our police, our borders, our history, systematically destroying our schools and brainwashing our kids into thinking socialism is the answer to everything.  Demonizing religion and faith and glorifying abortion, violence and thug culture.  And calling us racists...  We are voting for Trump because of you!["]

Democratic Civil War.  Donald Trump may still sit in the White House, but America seems increasingly submissive to the rule of the Democrats.  The Party now enjoys predominant influence over mainstream media, rising influence among wealthy elites, a stranglehold over education and entertainment industries, and the domination of the burgeoning non-profit world.  Remarkably the self-styled "party of the people" now accommodates the big Wall Street firms and tech oligarchies alongside the progressive, neo-socialist, activist base and an ever-diminishing remnant of traditional working-class voters.  This powerful coalition is also a fundamentally unstable one — a three-headed hydra whose heads, particularly after Trump leaves, will soon be biting each other furiously.  One faction, the corporatist elite, genuflects and even profits from the progressive mantra on climate, gender, and race.  Some, like former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, are so committed to gentry progressivism that he recently suggested those who don't get with the program could "face a firing squad."

The virus is all they've got and they're clinging to it.  President Trump's energy infects his supporters with optimism.  He loves America, they love America.  He brought the economy back from the brink, where the Obama/Biden administration had purposefully kept it.  He has successfully stopped the massive illegal immigration that was contributing mightily to the unemployment of American workers.  He has done more for our black Americans than any previous president:  opportunity zones, prison reform, funding our historic black colleges.  He has rebuilt our military, which Obama/Biden eviscerated.  He created the Space Force.  The man is a pro-American machine of patriotism and confidence in our future.  Everywhere he goes, thousands of equally pro-Americans show up in droves for a dose of his infectious exuberance.  He is to many of us the best medicine for loving our country among those who hate this nation as much as we love it.  As we all know, we live among people who are so mysteriously filled with hatred for this man who has rescued America from the Alinskyite designs of the left, from foreign wars, and from the economic dreariness of the Obama years, that they would rather see our country utterly destroyed rather than see President Trump re-elected.

Kelly Campaign Spokesman Calls Police 'Worthless [...] Pigs'.  The campaign spokesman for Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly referred to police as "worthless [...] pigs" on Twitter in August, a comment that could complicate Kelly's effort to distance himself from radical anti-police sentiment from the left flank of his party.  T.J. L'Heureux, Kelly's deputy press secretary, posted the message in response to a video that showed Chicago police clashing with protesters over the summer.  "You worthless [...] pigs," wrote L'Heureux on Aug. 17, directing the message to the Chicago Police Department's official Twitter account.

Ten Lessons from a Tumultuous 2020.  [#4] The Democrat party is now the fully owned subsidiary of the Marxist/socialist American left.  While the party hierarchy clings to the façade of moderation by trotting out the old faces from a bygone era, such as Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, the party is now the vehicle to radically transform the nation into a hybrid Marxist/socialist state by any means either illegal or unethical.  It is also an entity that does not care about the poor, working class, or marginalized groups enough to place their interests above a political agenda.

Democrats' Anti-God Religion.  Even though Amy Coney Barrett seems to have avoided a much-anticipated religious inquisition from the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the hearings have reminded us that Democrats over the years have pretty much established themselves as the anti-God party.  They booed him at their 2012 national convention, after all.  They had omitted reference to God from their platform in 2008, and when, in 2012, they tried to add it back, witnesses say about one-third of convention-goers booed.  Their social platform pushes against historic Christian morality at nearly every turn — on abortion, on same-sex marriage, on gender identity, on end-of-life issues.  And who is it that sues nuns and hassles religious schools and tries to pull down crosses on every little public patch of land they can find?

Will the Cultural Revolution Be Canceled?  Most Americans don't favor defunding police or instituting race quotas; they are wary of the costs connected with the Green New Deal and of allowing Washington to control local zoning.  Many are already voting with their feet, fleeing places that promote these ideas and seeking out areas aligned with more recognizable American values.  Over the past 20 years, virtually all the most progressive large states — New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and California — have suffered massive outmigration, while red or purplish states like Florida, Texas, the Carolinas, or Arizona welcome more and more Americans to resettle there.

Our Second Civil War:  Communism Collapsed Only to Revive.  [Scroll down]  The polls so far show that the Democrats, a party extremely heavily influenced by Marxism and the doctrine of state control, is about to take control of the federal government.  Under the guise of fighting racism, a largely fictitious problem among white people, freedom of speech has already been abolished.  Under the guise of fighting to protect the environment, much of the rights of private property — the bedrock of a free society — will be abolished.  The right of the citizens to own firearms, a right that dictatorships ALWAYS have to abolish, will be attacked ruthlessly.  In the end, only the criminals and the state will be armed.  But there is a deadly catch: the left in this country is not unopposed.  There are tens of millions, maybe hundreds of millions, of people who like the free society, just as it is.  There are millions of people who are well armed who do not like the idea and the reality of a federal government that will (in a Biden/Harris administration) openly side with the rioters and the looters and the people who shoot police officers.

Strangers in our Homeland.  America is the product of centuries of evolutionary political thought centered on natural human rights.  Radical leftists now assault this land its patriots love, turning it into a place they scarcely recognize.

Here's What Keith Olbermann Wants Done to Trump and His Supporters if Dems Win in November.  If Democrats win in November, they already vow to destroy one branch of government and transform the U.S. Senate into another House of Representatives, where a simple majority rules and "fickleness and passion" carry the day, to quote James Madison.  Predicting a Bolshevik-style victory for the Democrats, Keith Olbermann quit his job at ESPN and made a quiet return this month to political commentary on his YouTube channel.  In a classic Olbermann deranged rant, the former MSNBC host breathed fire and brimstone at President Trump and all of his supporters, who Olbermann wants "prosecuted, convicted, and removed" from society.

If the Democrats Are Really So Far Ahead, Why Are They Acting So Desperate?  It all started a few weeks back when Democrats first hatched this conspiracy theory that the president was stealing postal trucks and rounding up blue mailboxes to prevent people from voting.  Even by their insane standards, this was unhinged moonbat cuckoo crazy.  Then came all the dog-whistle "coup" winks we got from both Mr. Biden and his unbearable running mate about how you are not actually voting for another 47 years of the "Biden" administration.  It will be the "Harris" administration, wink wink.  Sen. Kamala D. Harris' disastrous performance during the vice presidential debate this week raises new concerns — concerns already raised when she was soundly rejected by Democrat primary voters earlier this year.  But that does not really matter.  All that matters now is that a vote for Joe Biden is not really a vote for Joe Biden, but simply a vote against Donald Trump.  That is — literally — all they have to offer.

The End of Covid Hysteria.  [Scroll down]  Fact is, most of the country is sick of the hysteria.  Most simply want to live their lives, intelligently with caution, and return back to what we all remember was a decent life. [...] And of course, the Democrat response has been "to not let this crisis go to waste."  Meaning:  let's try to hurt Trump's re-election prospects by blaming it on him, by shutting down Democrat-run states with harder lock downs.  It'[s] hiding behind "protecting the public" in order to hold down economic data so Trump can be blamed for a poor economy.  You might ask, what kind of people would do that?  Well, the modern Democrats would.  Let me say it loud and clear, the Democrat-media complex has attempted to use this crisis with hysterical responses to everything to hurt Trump.  Hurting the American people?  Who cares?  They don't care.  What kind of people do that in the middle of a pandemic?

On Trump and the virus.  President Trump was discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center a few days ago.  His messaging during this unfolding drama first drew criticism from those who claimed he should have been more transparent about every detail, every step of the way.  And the usual venomous bile and frenzied attacks came spewing from the the cackle of hyenas that is the White House press corps no less than #resistance goons like Ilhan Omar and Jennifer Rubin.  But why should they hold back?  They have all but stated publicly that they want the president dead, lo these four long years.  It would be dishonest of them at this point to wish him well.  We aren't just watching different movies anymore, as Scott Adams used to say — we need an analogy that goes far beyond that one.  The new norm the press has established is a baseline of fear and hysteria.  They live in a completely alternative intellectual, emotional, and psychological reality.

Pro-Antifa Communist Candidate Is Leading Ted Wheeler In Portland Mayoral Race.  You know you're in Portland when the current mayor who has chased out countless businesses and allowed Antifa and BLM terrorists to destroy the city on a nightly basis for over four months straight is somehow not far enough to the left to appease the voter base.  National laughingstock Ted Wheeler is now trailing in the polls for his re-election.  But not against a candidate that promises to crack down on the rioters, promote businesses, and actually fix the roads.  No, of course not.  He's losing to a candidate that's even further to the left than he is.  Plucky upstart Sarah Iannarone, who is best known for declaring "I am Antifa", now picks up 41% of the vote to Wheeler's 30%.

In rooting for the virus, the Left is just like Hitler.  The Left now actively roots for the virus to kill people they don't like, such as President Trump.  Drunk on their fantasy, they hope that his death is painful and humiliating and that his wife dies too.  They express their sick sentiments not just in the dark recesses of their troubled minds and not just over bad frou-frou coffee at Starbucks.  They boast of their wicked wish openly to the world. [...] These are the people who, simultaneously, are addicted to signaling their virtue by driving electric cars, banning plastic straws and turning our once-great cities into burning anarchy zones and vagrant toilets.

The Working Class vs.  Wokism.  Wokeness, with its accompanying white ethno-masochism, is merely the latest manifestation of an improbable ideology imprinted on the miseducated middle and upper classes.  The working class is spared this indoctrination by avoiding a crucial underpinning of wokeness, Critical Race Theory, which is served up in most Humanities departments, many law schools, and now even in some hard-science departments.  Popular culture offers examples of instinctively conservative working-class characters at odds with a college-educated, scold-filled, newly minted ideological certainty.  "All in the Family," "The Jeffersons," and "Roseanne" are just a few TV shows that displayed that that dynamic.  It's not only in the U.S. that you see working-class resistance to policies fashionable with the woke college educated.  According to polls, support for Brexit decreased with educational attainment.  More than just a reassertion on national sovereignty, Brexit was seen by many as a necessary step to restrain mass Third World immigration into Britain.

Hundreds Of Trump Supporters Gather In DC For #WalkAway Rally.  Hundreds of Trump supporters gathered in Washington, D.C. Saturday for a #WalkAway rally to support the president and celebrate those who have "walked away" from the "radical left."  "The purpose of this event is to get the silent majority to show we are not going to be silent anymore, we are going to stand up, we are going to fight for our country, we are going to fight against the radical left, because freedom in America is worth fighting for," Brandon Straka, founder of the "WalkAway" campaign, told the Daily Caller.

Democrats would destroy the presidency.  First, Democrats want to destroy the Electoral College because it failed to pick the candidate with 48% of the vote over the one who had 46% of the vote.  Then, Democrats want to eliminate the Senate as the deliberative body.  Democrats want to remove the filibuster, and end all discussion about anything, and add enough states to make the Senate permanently Democrat.  They also want to destroy the Supreme Court by adding enough justices — four at a minimum — to have their party control it.  The struggle ceased being between liberals and conservatives long ago.  It is all about power.  Obamacare was decided not along ideological grounds because there really is nothing liberal about giving health insurance companies billions in federals subsidies each year.  Their handmaidens in the press also eliminated journalism by abandoning objectivity.  Again, the idea is to silence all dissent.

Minnesota paper pulls story mocking Trump's COVID diagnosis, condemning liberals taking the high road.  A Minnesota newspaper has removed a piece from its website that mocked President Trump and first lady Melania Trump over their positive tests for coronavirus.  City Pages, an alternative weekly covering Minneapolis and St. Paul, published an article Friday headlined, "Let's laugh at all these very good 'Trump has COVID' tweets."  Editor-in-chief Emily Cassel led the piece by writing, "So President Trump and the First Lady have COVID. Man, anyone else just in a really, inexplicably good mood this morning?"  Publisher Mary Erickson described the article as "insensitive and in bad taste."

Trump haters rejoicing in his testing positive for COVID-19.  Some prominent Donald Trump-haters — including "The Wire" actor Dominic West and a former spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton — are openly rejoicing over the president catching COVID-19.  West, 50, told "Good Morning Britain" on Friday that he felt "joy" at the news of Trump's illness.  Ex-spokeswoman Zara Rahim, who has also worked for Barack Obama and Vogue magazine, said in a since-deleted tweet that she "hopes he dies."

Report: Trump's Hollywood Star Under Repair After Someone Dressed As The Hulk Wrecked It With Pickaxe.  A person dressed as the Incredible Hulk took a pickaxe to President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame early Friday morning, rendering it unrecognizable and in need of thousands of dollars in repairs, law enforcement sources told TMZ.  The Hollywood-focused media outlet reports that law enforcement officials said that the Hulk-dressed figure delivered about $5,000 of damage to the Hollywood star, but no one has yet been arrested for the incident.

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Celebrating stars in the sidewalk is an obvious form of idolatry.  The existence of movie stars and celebrities is also idolatry.

Portland Group Plans Naked Bike Ride To Protest Amy Coney Barrett Nomination — Masks Are Required.  If you get enough people riding naked on their bikes through the streets, then Ruth Bader Ginsburg magically comes back to life and deranged leftists don't have to worry about Amy Coney Barrett being confirmed to the Supreme Court.  Or so goes the logic of one Portland (duh, where else?) group, who is putting on a naked bike ride event to protest, uhh, something.  Because it's Portland.

A Man vs.  The Movement.  This election is a contest between a man, Donald Trump, who believes America is good, and a man, Joe Biden, who is controlled by a movement that believes America is bad.  Or to put this another way, between a man who wants to preserve the American way of life and a man who will end up destroying it.  Republican leaders are too focused on policy.  This is not a policy election.  This is a regime decision; a way of life election.  One way of life, the traditional American way of life, is based on individual rights, rule of law, and a shared understanding of the common good.  Government's role is to create the conditions for freedom to flourish.  The other way of life I call "multiculturalism" or "identity politics."  This way of life assumes that society is made up of identity groups, all of which are oppressed by white males.  Government's role in this regime is to create equal income and power for each group.

Democrats can't smear Amy Coney Barrett.  [Scroll down]  In 1987, it was Robert H. Bork, nominated to the nation's highest court by President Reagan, who was a gentleman.  Democrats held all the advantages in that fight because instead of a gentleman, they had Sen. Ted Kennedy, a slovenly drunk menace to women.  Before the sun set, Mr. Kennedy strode to the well of the Senate to accuse Judge Bork of murdering women by denying them abortions — a darkly ironic slur given Mr. Kennedy's own sick history when it came to women.  Little more than a decade later came Miguel Estrada, a superlative jurist nominated by President George W. Bush to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — a frequent stepping stone to the Supreme Court.  Democrats, led by present-day Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Whip Dick Durbin, didn't like Mr. Estrada and blocked his nomination because, their staffers said, he was "Latino."  You know, "especially dangerous."  With each federal cours cage fight, Democrats got more and more unhinged from humanity.  More dishonest.  More ridiculous.

The Satanic Temple Is In Fact Emblematic Of The Leftist Worldview.  Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Satanism, and motherhood converged in the pages of the Huffington Post on Thursday [9/24/2020] when Jamie Smith, an attorney and mom, wrote that the death of the Supreme Court justice motivated her to join the Satanic Temple. [...] Of course, the No. 1 issue for Smith is abortion, or as she euphemistically calls it, "reproductive rights." Without Ginsburg's vote and voice on the court, Smith argues, "Roe v.  Wade is in imminent danger of being overturned not based on legal arguments or scientific reasoning, but because of religious objections to what is a safe and necessary procedure."  Therefore, Smith has joined the efforts of the Satanic Temple in bringing lawsuits that demand religious liberty for its members, elevating their open-ended tenets to the same level as firmly held religious beliefs.

Democrats Are Truly Sick People.  Individually, each piece of the progressive left is harmless; annoying but harmless.  As more of them assemble and coordinate, they become increasingly dangerous.  Protesters in the street are pointless and inconvenient but coupled with governors, mayors, and prosecutors who encourage and empower them, they embrace violence.  When your moral compass is broken and the people charged with protecting citizens publicly announce they're on your side, no matter what you do, or they won't pursue charges against you if you're arrested, what's the downside to taking all you can from a Target or beating [up] someone?

Biden Foundation Promoted Transgenderism For 18-Month-Old Babies.  The 2018 initiative, called the "As You Are" campaign, centered on a map tracking LGBTQ "acceptance stories" across the country.  It was spearheaded by Biden's eponymous foundation, which has been described as "further[ing] the work the Bidens did over eight years in the Obama administration and cement[ing] the former vice president's more than four decade legacy in public life."  Of the nearly 500 individuals highlighted, many were children under the age of 18, with one account even chronicling a "gender nonconforming" 18-month-old.  One mother submitted her story to the Biden Foundation about her six-year-old transgender child and saw it promoted by the group, despite declaring her daughter "gender nonconforming" since 18-months-old.

Biden Campaign to Appear Alongside Hanoi Jane.  The Biden campaign, which has bombarded President Donald Trump with attacks about his respect for U.S. soldiers, will be campaigning this weekend with Jane Fonda, a celebrity best known for fraternizing with enemy troops during the Vietnam War.  Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to join Fonda at a Saturday [9/26/2020] virtual event held by progressive advocacy group Supermajority. [...] Fonda traveled to North Vietnam in 1972 as part of an anti-war protest that saw her pose for photos with enemy troops on an anti-aircraft gun.  The photo sparked outrage among Vietnam veterans, earning her the nickname "Hanoi Jane."

Cotton: Biden Knows if He Revealed 'Radical Left-Wing' SCOTUS Nomination List 'He Would Lose the Election'.  In a Tuesday [9/22/2020] interview with Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom," Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) sounded off on why 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is yet to reveal his list of potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court.  According to Cotton, Biden is stalling because he knows if he put out a list, "he would lose the election" after unveiling a list of "radical left-wing lawyers."

Can the Present-Day Democrat Party Govern America (with or without Joe Biden)?  The cabal fronted by Joe Biden is selling hatred of Donald Trump and his voters and prefers that voters not worry about their ability to govern should the Democrats win the Senate and install Harris-Biden.  This same cabal that would be charged with governing the nation has, for the past four years, marginalized, physically confronted and repeatedly accused the 63 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump of being not only racists but fascists and white supremacists as well as homophobic, xenophobic and among the vilest people on the face of the earth.  What will be their intentions for these rightfully incensed citizens?  Ignore them and hope they go away?  They will not.  Instead, the Democrat party cabal will continue to vilify half of the voters in 2020 thus potentially fomenting serious ongoing confrontations and retaliation.

Brace for Democrats to knock Catholics, again.  How much do Democrats hate Roman Catholics?  We're about to find out, once President Trump nominates, most likely, Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court.  No surprises here — the Democrats have a long, sordid history of anti-Catholicism.  And Judge Barrett understands the Democrats' rabid bigotry first-hand, from her first Senate confirmation hearing in 2017, when she was confronted by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the now 87-year-old Democrat doyenne.  "When you read your speeches," Feinstein told her, "the conclusion one draws is that the Dogma lives loudly within you.  And that's a concern."  Imagine Feinstein saying that to a Muslim.  You can't.

New York's Democratic socialists want a revolution — but does anyone else?  Fresh off of surprising upset victories in this summer's Democratic primaries for state Assembly and Senate, the city's Democratic socialists are targeting the City Council primaries next year, when 35 of the 51 seats will be without an incumbent.  The Democratic Socialists of America-NYC is planning to back a slate of council candidates who, if elected, would create a "socialist caucus" down at City Hall.  According to the strategy document obtained by The [New York] Post, one litmus test will be agreement to "defund the police" by 50 percent, slashing the NYPD's budget by $3 billion.

Don Lemon: 'Blow up the entire system' and eliminate the Electoral College.  CNN host Don Lemon proposed radically changing the U.S. political system to take power away from the "minority" vote in the country.  During the hand-off before his show Monday night [9/21/2020], Lemon debated fellow network host Chris Cuomo by arguing Democrats should push to eliminate the Electoral College, which would require a constitutional amendment.  Lemon said such a feat was possible if Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins the presidency and Democrats "stack the courts."

Ginsburg and Providence in American Politics.  Democrats are the partners of evil in American politics.  From the race-driven politics of slavery that erupted in the Civil War, through the politics of segregation, Jim Crow laws, and the KKK to the politics of race, abortion and gender, the Democrats and their allies in the media and the academia have been engaged in the politics of transforming America from a republican order based on faith, family, and "In God We Trust" into a European-style godless social democracy.

Dems have just handed court-packing as a big election issue for the GOP.  The dimmer bulbs in the Dem chandelier are openly stating their intention to pack the Supreme Court should the party win the Senate and the Oval Office.  This hands an opportunity to every GOP candidate for the Senate (incumbent or challenger) to put his or her opponent on the spot, and demand a public commitment to either reject or endorse the announced plan to expand the number of seats on the court and appoint an ironclad progressive majority. [...] Blind anger, such as the Democrats now feel over the prospect of losing control of the Supreme Court, makes people stupid.  They now are out on a limb, threatening to gut the Supreme Court as a backstop against tyranny.  I don't think a majority of voters want that.

No Rational Person Can Vote Democratic in 2020.  Reason No. 1 — Emotional Blindness: [...] Family voting history, upbringing, and the thought of, "I've always voted that way" plays a big part in peoples' voting decisions.  Many times, a party's actual policy stance runs directly counter to that voter's personal interests (such as devout Catholics supporting Democrats who favor abortion or Jewish voters supporting Democrats who back anti-Israel/pro-Palestinian legislation), but they vote for them anyway, because of a lifelong emotional attachment.  Today, the starkest example of destructive blind party loyalty is the rioting and anti-police violence perpetrated by domestic anarchist groups.  National Democratic politicians refuse to condemn their behavior.  Assassins cheer for police deaths and block the emergency room entrance and every high-profile Democrat remains silent, which effectively amounts to approval.  Yet every committed liberal voter will still vote for them after rationalizing it away.  That is the ultimate in hypocritical emotional blindness.

Dems Call Trump a Mass-Murdering Racist; His Poll Numbers Rise.  [T]he Democratic perception and characterization of Trump is that of a crass, ignorant, xenophobic, incompetent, mass-murdering racist.  How, they ask, can someone who put the "d" in deplorable not find himself universally rejected?  Or, as Peter Strzok, the fired senior FBI agent who led the Trump-Russia collusion probe, famously texted about the 2016 election, "Hillary should win 100,000,000-0."  How, Dems ask, can such an overtly racist president get a 36% approval rating by Black likely voters in a July Rasmussen poll?

Detroit Police Chief Unloads On Democrat Senator Who Called For Disarming 'Every Police Department': 'Absolutely Ridiculous'.  Detroit Police Chief James Craig slammed Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) this week after Markey called for disarming "every police department" of certain types of weapons and non-lethal munitions.  "Portland police routinely attack peaceful protestors with brute force," Markey tweeted.  "We must disarm these officers, and every other police department in America, of weapons of war, and enact a nationwide ban on tear gas, rubber and plastic bullets, and bean bag rounds."  "Weapons of war" is term that is frequently used by the political left to describe semi-automatic firearms.

City Manager Receives Paid Leave For 'Chickens Come Home To Roost' Post About Ambushed Deputies.  The Lynwood city council voted Tuesday [9/15/2020] to place City Manager Jose Ometeotl on paid administrative leave after he posted an Instagram photo of Malcom X, with the text "Chickens Come Home To Roost" over the image, in response to two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies getting ambushed by an armed assailant over the weekend.  As a result of a city council vote, Ometeotl will now undergo an "internal investigation," officials said late Tuesday. [...] After Fox News Los Angeles reporter Bill Melugin posted a screenshot of the city manager's post to Twitter, Ometoetl made his Instagram account private, and the city distanced themselves from his post, saying it wasn't reflective of the council's beliefs.

Rasmussen Poll:  Black Lives Matter Riots Turning People in Riot Zones into Trump Voters.  The violent Black Lives Matter riots that rocked multiple American cities this summer have turned voters who live in those riot zones into Trump supporters, a new Rasmussen poll finds.  The latest Rasmussen Reports Survey found that 63 percent of voters who have seen violent protests in their community "strongly approve" of the president while only 35 percent don't.  The survey suggests that President Trump's strong "law and order" messaging is resonating voters who have had to deal with the riots.  It appears that the more racial unrest these voters see, the less open they seem to be toward the Democrats' racial grievance mongering.

Pennsylvania Sheriff Changes To Republican After Violent Riots: 'Democratic Party Has Left Me'.  Westmoreland County Sheriff James Albert announced this week that he has changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican following months of violent riots and attacks on law enforcement by leftists.  "It was a really difficult decision and I've thought long and hard about it, but I feel I stand for the ideals of the Republican Party platform more than the Democrats today," Albert said.  "I've been a lifelong Democrat, but a conservative Democrat at that.  I'm pro-life, a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, a lifetime member of the NRA and, today, I feel my ideals are closer to the Republican Party than Democrats."

Minnesota Police Group Withdraws Support for Democrats — Public Opinion of Joe Biden Marxist Movement Shifts.  An interesting report from One America News Network highlights a shift in Minnesota similar to the recent shift in Wisconsin.  Due to increased violence from Joe Biden's Marxist supporters, the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Union has withdrawn their support for Democrat candidates and are now shifting to support Republicans.

Forget the Polls:  Massive Enthusiasm Gap Between Trump and Biden Bodes Ill for Democrats.  Although Joe Biden continues to lead President Trump in most national polls, the enthusiasm gap between the two candidates could not be more striking.  The situation is reminiscent of the 2016 race, only there is even less enthusiasm for Biden than there was for Hillary Clinton.  Trump draws huge crowds wherever he appears while Biden can barely muster a few dozen socially distanced quasi-supporters at his meager, tightly scripted events.  As American Greatness previously documented, massive grassroots pro-Trump boat parades have been a thing all year, although they have been mostly unnoticed or ignored by the national media.

Joe Biden Tries to Have It Both Ways on Anti-Police Violence.  Organized anti-police violence is escalating in Democrat-run cities in Democrat-run states.  Polling is showing that the Biden campaign is bleeding out over the issue of BLM and Antifa rioting and the inability of the Biden campaign to come out strongly against civil unrest because its core supporters are either in the streets or whipping up hatred to get other people to riot.  Over the weekend, two LA County Sheriff's deputies were critically wounded in what can only be described as an attempt at a targeted killing. [...] This attack was a logical and foreseeable consequence of the statements and actions and rhetoric of Democrat-elected officials across the nation stoking hatred of police and coddling the people who carry out attacks on police.  And those attacks and the anti-police violence is a feature of the Biden campaign.  Several Biden staffers have donated money to the fund that bails out violent rioters, particularly those who have assaulted police officers in Portland and Seattle.  Kamala Harris has encouraged people to donate to that fund.

The Left Sides With the Criminal.  [Scroll down]  Upon arriving at the scene, the police officers attempted to effectuate an arrest.  Blake resisted.  He apparently got one of the officers in a headlock and resisted two separate uses of a stun gun.  He then disobeyed officers' commands, walked around to the driver's side of an SUV, and reached inside.  A knife later was found on the driver's side floorboard.  This is the definition of a justified shoot, by all available evidence.  Yet former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., have chosen to side with an alleged rapist and against police officers who were attempting to do their job.

Who goes to war armed with rubber bullets?
Sen. Markey says all police must be disarmed of 'weapons of war' including tear gas, rubber bullets.  Sen. Ed Markey said Monday [9/14/2020] that U.S. police officers must uniformly be disarmed of "weapons of war," which according to the senator, include "tear gas, rubber and plastic bullets, and bean bag rounds."  Portland Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler recently issued a ban on the troubled city's police department from using CS gas (also called tear gas) on demonstrators.  Every night for the past four months, police officers in Portland have come face-to-face with protestors and rioters demonstrating in favor of racial justice and police reform.  Often the clashes have become violent and have been connected to several deaths.  Several weeks ago, Wheeler was tear-gassed while marching one night with demonstrators.

Antifa and BLM, the Democrat party's stormtroopers.  The Democrats in Congress continue to block further aid to the catastrophically unemployed due to the virus.  As usual, Pelosi and her vassals in the House are abusing their positions of power, again in some demented logic to defeat the President.  With every fiber of their being, they believe most Americans are mind-numbed idiots.  They are counting on it, counting on us to ignore the fact that they have been advocating for all the rioting the citizens of democrat-run cities have endured.  They assume as well that we will all fail to notice their candidate belongs in a nursing home.  The Biden campaign finally released a statement, too little, too late, in support of law enforcement!

Satanists and Witches for Biden.  Like all progressive groups, The Satanic Temple came out in support of Black Lives Matter.  The Satanic Temple, which distinguishes itself from its rival, The Church of Satan, through its rigorously progressive politics while accusing The Church of Satan of libertarianism, put out a statement by co-founder Lucien Greaves that blasted President Trump and accused the police of randomly killing black people that could have come from any random leftist organization.  "I watched with dismay as, in reaction to the election of Donald Trump, the least qualified, least dignified, least competent president in all of U.S. history," complained Greaves, whose real name is Douglas Mesner, and who has been known to pose wearing goat horns on his head.  Steve Hill ran in a Democrat State Senate primary as the first Satanist to seek public office.  While he lost, the Satanist and Bernie Sanders supporter was able to secure over 10,000 votes from California Democrats.  Since then, Hill has participated in a Black Lives Matter rally and one comment noted the "solidarity between Black Lives Matter and Satanists."

The Atlantic says Democrats will not be able to concede in November.  On Sunday [9/13/2020], The Atlantic ran an article that suggests that if President Trump wins in November, Democrats will not be able to concede the election.  The article was written by Shadi Hamid, where he outlines an entire list of grievances in which the left would not accept a Biden loss.  Such an event, Hamid says, is the worst-case scenario.  The author indicates that Biden losing the election would undermine democracy.  He says that Democrats would not accept losing the electoral college vote as they did in 2016.  He said that they did not accept the results then and would not accept it now.  He continued saying that the violence and extremism that the left has been financing and promoting would continue.  He continued with the same left-wing radical lie that President Trump is to blame and that all of it would go away if Biden were to be elected.  I am sure it would, as would every freedom that we all enjoy every day.

I refuse to play Nancy Pelosi's Washington games.  Playing the game in Washington means dancing to the tune of party leadership, lobbyists, and major donors.  It means you don't play across the aisle.  It means doing as you are told.  It means you are perfectly fine with the status quo, even if that means voting on legislation that spends trillions of dollars of taxpayer money when you have less than 24 hours to review, let alone debate it.  It means staying quiet and abandoning your principles.  I refuse to play that game.

How to Steal an Election - Part II.  The very publication of the Transition Integrity Project (TIP) report and the subsequent news media reporting about it are components of psychological warfare within the broader information warfare campaign aimed at spreading demoralizing rumors to Trump supporters.  The goal is to break down and weaken support before, during and after election day.  Demoralized and unmotivated supporters do not make their support for their candidate public.  They do not campaign in neighborhoods or post yard signs.  They do not vote.  They do not volunteer at polling places.  They become convinced their hopes are a lost, and highly controversial cause.  They do not wish to be called a racist, or a hater, or identified with other fringe elements.  They stay at home and watch TV.  Having been psychologically conditioned (through the COVID-19 pandemic) to withdraw, isolate, and lock-down — on largely fiat orders of various government officials — many Americans will react to the "irregular" and extra-legal tactics of the Left.  The Left relies on this reaction to suppress voter turnout and use varying forms of terror, such as reprisals and the threats of reprisals, against those who do not cooperate or who challenge the projected accusations detailed in the TIP report.  The TIP report is careful not to engage in sedition.  They are a whisper away from advocating violence — but these are very sharp political operatives that are all lawyered-up, so they speak in code.

The Trump Scandal Absorption Level Has Been Reached.  [Scroll down]  We're being lied to on a daily basis.  We're being manipulated by a minority that, without the media, would be invisible.  This minority is literally so small that if the media were not sponsoring them, we wouldn't see them.  Now, as you know, psychologically, this sufficient works.  A lot of people on our side think that we are outnumbered — and the truth is, not only are we not outnumbered, they're not even close to outnumbering us.  Despite how you feel, despite how it might look.  And I'm talking specifically about the Marxist radical leftist.  Not the usual liberal Democrats that we know are out there.  I'm talking about the Antifas and the Black Lives Matters.  They are nowhere near a majority of in this country.  They are a tiny minority, and we're being told by CNN and the New York Times every day that the country has now made the move to Marxism.

President Trump may be battered by the waves, but he will not sink.  [Scroll down]  What ails the left is that leftists believe everything they think, and their thinking is characterized by pomposity and intolerance.  One has to look no farther than Twitter to be clobbered by the gross intolerance of Democrats.  They are rude, profane, wholly without manners or grace.  There are the vicious rioters in the streets whom the Democrats refuse to condemn, and there are the equally vicious boors who drive the contempt in which social media is drowning.  Those often anonymous haters hide behind their not so clever handles like schoolyard bullies who cry for their mothers if their true identities are discovered.  That's when they cry "racism," or "white supremacy," or "white privilege," even if, as most of them are, they are white.  There is nothing more absurd than watching a young white female carrying a Black Lives Matter sign shouting obscenities in the face of a black policeman to illustrate the depth of the left's vacuity.

Democrats have a plan: threaten their way into the White House.  A coalition of influential progressive groups — including the SEIU, AFT, Color of Change, Indivisible, MoveOn, and Demos — is organizing, the Daily Beast reports, for "mass public unrest": [...] There's a reason these "secret" plans were revealed in painstaking detail to a sympathetic outlet, one that would repeat fever dreams about "MAGA violence after election day."  It's the latest example of the left's campaign of extortion:  If you want the protesting, rioting, and murder wave to end, all you have to do is hand Joe Biden a landslide.  The organizations claim to be preparing for an election "without a clear outcome," or the possibility that President Donald Trump refuses to concede.  Of course, they have also worked to assure an ambiguous election night by pressing for a massive, disorganized switch to mail-in voting, even as public health experts say in-person voting is as safe as grocery shopping.

Dem Staffer Arrested by the Portland Police During BLM Riot, Dem Response Says It All.  Democrats are now trying to spin away any blame for the BLM riots after they unreservedly embraced the group and tried to downplay the actions as "peaceful protest."  Democratic leaders refused to properly address them or hold rioters accountable.  In fact, there have been multiple Democrats from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. Ayanna Pressley encouraging calling for unrest in the streets.  On top of all that, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), the Democratic candidate for vice-president contributed to a fund to help bail out people arrested during the riots.  At least 13 Biden staffers also contributed to the fund.  They also encouraged others to contribute as well, helping the fund raise $35 million.  That enabled violent criminals to get out, including one who allegedly committed another assault, leaving a victim with a traumatic brain injury.

'Godless' and 'imposters': Priest unleashes on Dems.  A Catholic priest in America's heartland is going scorched-earth against any Catholic who would vote for a Democrat in the upcoming presidential election, slamming the political party and even leaders of the Catholic Church as "godless," "gutless" and "imposters."  "Here's a memo to clueless baptized Catholics out there:  You cannot be Catholic and be a Democrat.  Period," said Rev. James Altman of La Crosse, Wisconsin, in a new video.  "Their party platform absolutely is against everything the Catholic church teaches.  So just quit pretending that you're Catholic and vote Democrat.  Repent of your support of that party and its platform, or face the fires of hell."

Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse responds to video of priest attacking Catholics who are Democrats.  The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse is responding to a video of one of its priests attacking Catholics who are Democrats.  The video, posted to Youtube already has almost 400,000 views.  A video by Father James Altman, the Priest at Saint James the Less Catholic Church here in La Crosse, is causing mixed reactions by those who have seen it.  The video, posted by a right wing media outlet, called Alpha News MN, shows Father Altman making claims against the Democratic party.

The Democrats Pick the Criminal.  On Aug. 23, 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a black man, was shot seven times in the back by a white police officer.  The original video, which only included the last moments of the incident, gave no context for the incident.  But further video and police reports made clear what happened. [...] There was an open warrant on Blake for third-degree felony sexual assault; the alleged victim is the woman who dialed 911, and she apparently had a restraining order against Blake. [...] Upon arriving at the scene, the police attempted to effectuate an arrest.  Blake resisted.  He apparently got one of the officers in a headlock and resisted two separate uses of a stun gun.  He then disobeyed officer commands, walked around to the driver's side of an SUV and reached inside.  A knife was found on the driver's side floorboards.  This is the definition of a justified shoot, by all available evidence.  Yet Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris have chosen to side with an alleged rapist and against police officers attempting to do their job.

Donald Trump:  Joe Biden Will Appease Domestic Terrorists, I Will Arrest Them.  President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued campaigning against the violent radical left rioters in America's major cities, describing them as "domestic terrorists."  "Biden's plan is to appease the domestic terrorists.  My plan is to arrest them," Trump said as the crowd cheered.

The left's awkward lionization of Jacob Blake.  When we first learned that Kenosha resident Jacob Blake was offering his first interviews and sending out video messages from the hospital after being shot by the police in Kenosha, I noted a somewhat fawning tone to the media coverage he was getting.  This left me wondering about the other people involved in his story, particularly the alleged victims of his past criminal behavior. [...] Judging by the thousands of combined retweets and likes that message received, I didn't seem to be the only one raising these nagging questions.  None of these issues slowed down the rest of our major media outlets, however.

By Hailing Jacob Blake As A Hero, Democrats Have Marginalized His Alleged Rape And Abuse Victim.  Kamala Harris is the latest high-profile Democrat to meet with and pay homage to Jacob Blake and his family.  After speaking with them for an hour, Harris gushed to reporters that Blake Sr., known for ranting about "Jews" and "crackers" on social media, and Blake Jr., accused of drunkenly abusing a woman over the course of several years before finally breaking into her house and raping her, are "incredible."  Blake family attorney Benjamin Crump, a man for whom the term "ambulance chaser" was invented, issued a press release after the visit, providing more details about the kumbaya session. [...] Now would be a good time to remind ourselves why Blake Jr. finds himself in a position where he must "work through his pain."

Fostering massive social disorder is no way to protest.  It's increasingly obvious that far too many people out causing havoc in the name of Black Lives Matter are in fact just wallowing in the chance to bully people and break stuff, or worse.  And the ranks of Antifa, in particular, are packed with utter thugs (mostly white) who are devastating mainly black neighborhoods in towns like Kenosha, Wis.  Yes, many protesters try to stand up to the extremists:  In the videos of ruffians trashing restaurants and threatening diners up in Rochester, you see some people trying to stop the mayhem.  But they fail, badly — and so the cause is set back, badly.  And for that, all these movements' leaders are to blame.  The civil-rights movement understood that it could only succeed by appealing to the nation's conscience and ruthlessly policed its own ranks.  Black Lives Matter organizers seem to think otherwise — why else sit by as its followers harass restaurant-goers across the country?

Minnesota Senate candidate says 'crazy' urban liberals driving people to Trump, could flip state red.  President Trump could flip Minnesota — a state that has been blue since 1972 — because of a mishandled coronavirus response and continuing civil unrest in Democrat-run cities, GOP Senate candidate Jason Lewis said Saturday [9/5/2020].  The former congressman is battling incumbent Democrat Tina Smith in a Senate race that Real Clear Politics recently moved from "leaning Democrat" to "toss-up."  "It's sort of a microcosm of the entire country.  As the urban liberals become a little bit more crazy, it drives everybody else into Trump country and red country," Lewis said on "Fox & Friends Weekend."

O.C. Democratic leader faces backlash after sharing post praising Ho Chi Minh on Facebook.  An Orange County Democratic Party leader has learned the perils of sharing social media posts praising dead communist leaders.  On Sunday [8/30/2020], Jeff LeTourneau, vice chair of the county's Democratic Party, shared a Facebook post that glorified Ho Chi Minh, the former communist leader of Vietnam.  The post drew immediate criticism from politicians from both parties, including from those who represented Orange County's politically active Vietnamese American community, which was built on a bedrock of refugees from communism and the Vietnam War.

Antifa Effect?  Yes, the Rioting Is Starting to Impact the House Races.  Is Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the violent far-left actually giving a massive in-kind contribution to Republicans this election cycle?  Maybe.  The non-stop rioting in the cities, especially along the Left Coast and now in Kenosha, Wisconsin is starting to show up in the polling.  It's the reason why Joe Biden had to come out of his bunker after the Republican National Convention; the event mentioned the rioting.  It's why CNN's Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon, who endorsed the violence, said it was now time to settle down because it was hurting Democrats.  Donald Trump is now leading with Independents by ten points, Black and Hispanic voters support for Trump spiked after the GOP convention, and the national race is tightening up.  Trump is tied with Biden in Michigan — and enthusiasm for Trump with his base is sky-high.  Joe Biden is not fairing so well with Democrats on that front.

Gaslighting America:  Democrats And Media Have Turned It Up To 11.  The Democratic Party and its communications office have been telling the country for some time now that night is day and up is down.  But, with the election two months away, the psychological manipulation of the American voter has accelerated.  As we've written the past two days, Joe Biden has condemned the riots that have been wrecking cities and killing people since the May 25 death of George Floyd.  We're glad he finally got around to it.  Yet he and his party are acting as if they've opposed the violence all along and it's President Donald Trump who has failed to come out against it.  But Trump, of course, has been denouncing the riots since they began.  Even when the media were determined to convince us they were "mostly peaceful."

A Clutch of Fools.  Our friends on the left pirouette from position to position, desperate to please the mob.  Consider a point of comparison:  Only a few years ago, a bunch of irresponsible people who took out mortgages they could never hope to afford eventually lost their houses in foreclosures.  People lost businesses, too.  That was, we were assured, a national tragedy, an indictment of capitalism.  But now the anointed mob is burning down homes and businesses, and progressives sniff that these losses are "just property."  Sometimes, property losses (those resulting from failure to pay a valid debt) are the cause of lamentation and the rending of garments, and sometimes property losses (those imposed by criminal violence) are no big deal.  A cynical man might suspect that such progressive posturing is not to be taken seriously.

Democrats are increasingly worried Trump's 'law and order message is resonating with swing state voters.  Democrats have told top advisers to the party's presidential nominee, Joe Biden, that President Donald Trump's "law and order" message and images of disorder during anti-racism protests risk undermining Biden in Midwestern swing states, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday [9/2/2020].  According to the report, Biden's campaign was caught off guard by unrest last week in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after the police shooting of Jacob Blake and violence between Trump supporters and counterprotesters in Portland, Oregon.

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I find it difficult to believe the Biden team was "caught off guard" by an event that happened ten days earlier.  The Biden campaign would never have mentioned rioting, but the rioters are obviously not Republicans, and the voters are paying attention.

Americans chant 'Death to America' in streets of Oakland.  A large group of demonstrators took to the streets in Oakland over the weekend to protest alleged systemic racism in part by chanting "Death to America," which drew a heavy negative response.  Several videos of the protests were posted online to social media, and a number of people expressed their disagreement — not with the act of protesting, but with the message.  "The left has created a monster that they have lost complete control of," Jason Howerton wrote.  "I never thought I'd see people chanting "death to America" in the streets of America."

Here are Joe Biden Supporters Chanting 'Death to America' in Oakland.  In the olden days, "Death to America" was something you would hear in Iran.  Not Oakland.  But this is who Joe Biden supporters are now.  Call it Antifa, Black Lives Matter, or a ham sandwich.  It's all the left, and Joe Biden is the empty vessel the left is using right now, as Nancy Pelosi/Bernie Sanders try to "Weekend at Bernie's" Biden all the way to the White House.  He, and they, own this.

Trump's Running to Save Us from a Race War Fomented by Democrats.  [Scroll down]  The left in this country — it's patently obvious now — they want this election to be, they want the current American circumstance to be black versus white, not left versus right, not male versus female, not straight versus gay.  They want it to be black versus white.  Immigrant versus native maybe, but as long as it has a racial component, that's what the Democrats are attempting to foment.  And Trump didn't buy it.  He didn't buy into it.  He didn't take the bait.  He didn't respond in kind.  All last week the president made clear that it's about people who are constructive, who are productive and generally happy.  That's us.  Versus people who are — let's face it — miserably unhappy.

Neighbors Allegedly Write Letter Singling Out Neighbor For Trump Yard Sign.  Fox News contributor Guy Benson on Saturday posted a letter allegedly given to a friend's neighbor because they "have a Trump sign in their yard."  "Thank you for proudly and prominently displaying your signs of political support!  These symbols make it impossible for us to ignore how you truly feel about us as your neighbors," said the handwritten note, which was signed "your neighbors who dare to be different."

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Sounds like the person who really dares to be different is the one getting all the flack.

The Chaos in Urban America Is Bad Now — But Can Only Get Worse With Biden.  People used to accuse Democrats of being "soft on crime."  Now, Democrat-run cities can't even properly identify crime, let alone punish it.  (Except, perhaps, the ultimate sin of defending your life and home from the mob).  The eccentric, oddball, strange and perverse crew of mayors that run these urban cesspools are intransigent in their refusal to fight crime.  President Donald Trump is increasingly at war with America's Democrat-run cities — but only because their mayors refuse to fight the war with the crime on their streets.  This week, the President announced that he was sending 200 federal agents to Chicago and Kansas City.  He has already sent U.S. Customs Border Security guards to Portland in an attempt to alleviate the lawlessness and chaos in that city.  At least he can still distinguish between legitimate protest and rioting.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, apparently, cannot.

Mass Exodus: People are Fleeing Democrat Cities.  We are in the midst of a mass exodus of Americans from Democrat-run cities, yet Democrats cannot seem to figure out why.  The reasons are easily explainable, but apparently not to average Democrats, who are apparently unable to discern the obvious. [...] Before we get to the exodus, here is a reminder of a few of their actions:
  •   Running with the Ukrainian impeachment hoax
  •   Refusing to condemn the Chicoms for withholding info about their virus
  •   Obstructing the federal virus response (having not made a single positive recommendation made by any #Dementiacrat members of Congress!)
  •   Completely politicizing the virus, shutting down Blue states and implementing arbitrary authoritarian policies, incentivizing the reporting of deaths as "virus-related,"
  •   Stoking the racist fires of BLM (not a single elected Dementiacrat has condemned BLM)
  •   Aiding and abetting rioting in the streets (including setting up bail money to rapidly get the few arrested protesters back on the streets for more rioting), running a God-free national convention, supporting the cancel culture that aims to destroy the Republic
  •   Implementing policies to send virus-infected elderly back into assisted living quarters to infect other elderly people
  •   Lying nonstop during their national convention while offering no positive solutions (only full-blown socialism), supporting defunding of the police nationwide
  •   Nominating two candidates who are compromised by Communist China (not one, but two Manchurian candidates in the truest sense)
  •   Making common cause with America's enemies at every turn (e.g., Communist China and Iran)
Worst of all, the Democrats have let BLM and Antifa run wild in the streets of Blue cities, destroying businesses and public property, defacing historical monuments, and causing an exodus of citizens from those cities (those who can do so are fleeing those cities in droves!).

Andrew Sullivan: 'These despicable fanatics, like it or not, are now in part the face of the Democrats'.  Andrew Sullivan's take on the danger posed to Dems by chaos in the streets is worth a read.  I don't agree with all of it but Sullivan seems to be making a genuine attempt to not be guided by talking points from either side of the aisle and it's interesting to watch even if it's not a completely successful effort.  Frankly, some of what he says seems to at least partly contradict other things he's saying but I guess that's what happens sometimes when you're reacting honestly and not just picking sides.  Mostly what comes through is his disgust at the rioting which Democrats have only belatedly realized could be a problem.

It's a little late now, isn't it?
Democrats worry about voter backlash in suburbs.  Democratic strategists are worried scenes of violence in Kenosha, Wis., and the "defund the police" debate could give Republicans and President Trump a boost with suburban voters.  The issue has come back to the forefront amid new incidents of violence, property destruction and protests this week after another unarmed Black man, Jacob Blake, was shot in the back by a police officer.  Some Democrats worry the continuing unrest could give Trump an opening with swing voters in Wisconsin and other key states that voted for Trump in 2016.

The Democrats Face the Inferno They Created.  The other day a puling Don Lemon, the infamous CNN anchor, [...] ripped the mask off the Democrat/leftist body politic when he opined that presidential candidate Joe Biden needed to speak out against the rioting currently destroying Democrat-run cities because the unrestrained violence was beginning to hurt him at the polls.  In uttering nary a word about the impact the widespread suffering and destruction was having on Americans, he starkly displayed the callous disregard Democrats have for this nation and its citizens. [...] Someone once said that if you give people long enough and listen carefully, they will always tell you who they are.  Lemon is telling us exactly who the Democrats are.  It was a staggeringly profound confession, whether he intended it as so or not.  Perhaps next he will advise Biden to advocate reopening the economy and the schools because trying to destroy the country in order to use impoverished and despondent Americans against Trump for political purposes was also costing him votes.

Virginia Democrats Pass Bill That Eases Sentencing for Assaulting Police.  The Virginia Senate passed a new bill that would weaken sentencing for assaulting a police officer, the Associated Press reported Wednesday [8/26/2020].  The bill would strike down Virginia's six-month mandatory minimum sentence for striking an officer and provide judges the discretion to lower charges to a misdemeanor in less severe cases.  Despite vehement opposition from Republicans, Democratic lawmakers fast-tracked the passage of the bill with a party-line vote.  Republican members argued that the bill undercuts police officers who are confronting a nationwide crime wave.

The Collapse of the Democrat Brand.  Democrats approve of burning cities, mass riots, and hundreds of beatings for those willing to wear Trump-branded clothing.  Surveys show that nearly half of leftists won't even be friends with Trump-supporters.  There are also countless examples of Trump-supporters blacklisted for incorrect political viewpoints.  None of this is congruent with a kind, tolerant, peaceful brand.  Perhaps the pinnacle of the left's false brand image happened at a Minnesota high school when students violently beat another student for carrying a Trump flag during a protest — against gun violence.  It's hard for someone to be likable when any level of disagreement is anathema to him.  The same applies to the Democrat brand.  Hollywood has resorted to rewriting existing superheroes to be more woke because it can't create woke heroes.  That's because there is nothing admirable about wokeness.  Children don't aspire to be perpetual complainers who thrive on destroying people for typos.  There is nothing likable about paranoid malcontents, who see racism and Russian assets everywhere they look.  Nobody wants to be a leftist because it sounds miserable, and multiple polls prove that Democrats are less happy than Republicans.

Like trapped rats, Democrats and other leftists are starting to get nervous.  No one believes in "President Biden," which is a generic idea without any policies attached.  Trump offers Americans a mirror of themselves and their highest aspirations.  That's a winner.

The Democrats Attack the Country; the Republicans Attack the Democrats.  Last week, we watched as Joe Biden and his increasingly radical party outlined their dark perception of the country.  They offered few policies and no solutions.  Their message boiled down to America is evil and rotten to the core, and Trump is a fascist who represents an existential "threat to our democracy." The Democrats also called Trump a racist, accused him of culpability for every single COVID-19 death in the country, and for the economic contraction that has led to a 10 percent unemployment rate.  As if the well-documented failures of the Postal Service over the last several decades have not already undermined it enough, Hillary Clinton blamed Trump for supposedly trying to sabotage it in an attempt to "steal an election."

Third night of RNC 2020 puts the onus squarely on Joe Biden.  Mike Pence put it on the line in his speech on the third night of the Republican Convention:  "You will not be safe in Joe Biden's America."  As he spoke, Kenosha was reeling from the violence of the past four days while rioters were trashing Minneapolis yet again.  The embrace of law and order was one of the key themes of the night, and Pence was at his most dramatic as he said, "The violence must stop, whether in Minneapolis, Portland, or Kenosha.  Too many heroes have died defending our freedoms to see Americans strike each other down.  We will have law and order on the streets of America."  He said that the men and women of law enforcement "are the best of us," and that "we will always stand with those who stand on the thin blue line."

What Will Replace the Police?  Ten Historical Examples.  Perhaps we have found the Democrats' Kryptonite.  Conservatives have noticed for quite some time that the left never showed adequate concern about far-left extremism.  The far left has greater numbers and, unlike the far right, is entrenched in major institutions like colleges.  The far left hopes to claim the anti-police violence as a historic win for its side.  Democrats can't claim that the Floyd protests had nothing to do with rioting.  Protests have become linked in Americans' minds with riots.  The organization seen as leading these demonstrations was Black Lives Matter (BLM), whose premier issue was defunding or abolishing the police.  BLM leaders like Alicia Garza never hid their intent.  Most BLM activists rejected talk of mere reform as too weak and compromising.  Attempts by skittish Democrats like Jim Clyburn to disown anti-police slogans can't undo the effect of many fellow Democrats' embracing of a group whose trademark demand is shutting down police.

Former DNC Head Donna Brazile Freaks Out On 'Fox And Friends,' Brian Kilmeade Cuts Away.  On Tuesday [8/25/2020], Fox News contributor and former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile became irate on "Fox & Friends" when speaking with conservative pundit Tammy Bruce about the current wave of violence breaking out across America.  The moment became so heated that co-host Brian Kilmeade had to cut away.  The heated exchange began when Tammy Bruce highlighted the fact that few if any, Democrats have spoken out against the violence unfolding in cities across America.

RNC 2020 opening night ratings on C-SPAN blow away DNC viewership.  The opening night of the 2020 Republican National Convention blew last week's Democratic snoozefest out of the water, drawing in six times more viewers on C-SPAN's livestream.  Approximately 440,000 people tuned in to watch the first night of the virtual GOP convention on Monday, compared to just 76,000 views for the first night of the DNC, according to a Hill report.  While the Democratic gathering boasted speeches from big names such as former first lady Michelle Obama, who gave a rousing endorsement of Joe Biden and drew the ire of President Trump, far more people tuned in to see Donald Trump Jr., Nikki Haley and the gun-wielding McCloskeys bash Biden.

RNC 2020: Democrat Vernon Jones delivers blistering attack on his party.  Democratic Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones bashed his party and declared his ardent support for President Trump in a speech Monday night at the 2020 Republican National Convention.  Jones, who was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2016, made waves in April with his endorsement of Trump.  During his RNC address, he railed against his party, saying it had become "infected with a pandemic" of intolerance, bigotry, socialism and anti-cop sentiment.  Dems have "a dangerous tolerance for people who attack others, destroy property, and terrorize our communities," he said.

Vernon Jones:  Democrats 'Infected' with Pandemic of Intolerance, Socialism, Anti-Police Bias.  Vernon Jones, a Georgia Democrat state Rep., said during the Republican National Convention (RNC) on Monday that the Democrats are "infected" with the "pandemic" of "bigotry, socialism, and anti-law enforcement bias."  Jones garnered national headlines after he came out in support of President Donald Trump.  He noted that a "lifelong Democrat" might seem like an odd picture at the Republican National Convention; however, he charged that the Democrat Party does not "want Black people to leave the mental Plantation they've had us on for decades."  The Georgia lawmaker charged that Trump is the "president that America needs to lead us forward."

Two conventions, one angry and miserable, the other optimistic and grateful.  The difference in tone between the Democrat and Republican conventions could not be more distinct.  The four days of the Democrat infomercial were characterized by misery and anger.  Not one of the Democrat speakers even smiled.  They made it clear, each and every one of them, that they hate this country.  Consider Michelle Obama's scowling face; every person who spoke exuded rage, fury that President Trump had survived the four years of their demented attempts to destroy his presidency.  Even before the election, higher-ups at the FBI, the DOJ and the CIA had hatched a scheme to prevent his victory.  Once elected but before his inauguration, they escalated their treasonous plan which was constructed out of a tissue of lies.  To this day, Adam Schiff continues to promote the many lies he has foisted upon the American people with the eager help of a despicable and immoral media.  This was a grievously corrupt group of people with power to abuse — and abuse it they did.  But they failed.  Yet they have not been deterred.

While Claiming To Champion Justice, Democrats Are Letting American Cities Burn.  The leaders of the Democratic Party think they are destroying America in order to save it.  Our nation's urban revival, of which New York City was the preeminent example, was one of the great successes of the last few decades.  Now this achievement is in danger as the costliest civil unrest in American history drags on, enabled by the deliberate fecklessness of Democratic leaders.  Nightly riots and assaults in Portland, massive organized looting in Chicago, and escalating violence in NYC and elsewhere are still ongoing as police are pulled back.  The destruction and pillaging have devastated local economies already wounded by the Chinese coronavirus.

Fight for America — voters must do this to stop socialism and anarchy.  Rioting.  Vandalism.  Bullying opponents into silence.  Calls to defund the police, abolish the Electoral College and remake America as a socialist country.  It's hard to believe what we're now seeing.  For months, the forces of Marxism, socialism and anarchy have terrorized our streets and threatened the values that make America the greatest nation in the world.  They have shown no signs of stopping, and many left-leaning politicians, members of the media and celebrities either tacitly accept their behavior or openly cheer it on.  Today, America has a choice of two paths.  We can embrace the foundational principles that created this nation of limited government and individual liberty.  Or we can veer down the path of those who trash those principles, who teach our children that America was illegitimate from the start, and who want to make the vast majority of Americans subservient to an all-powerful government.

The Democrats Ignored the Riots, but Republicans Won't.  The Democratic National Convention is over, and Democrats did not leave much to voters' imaginations.  The party faithful were likely enlivened by the speakers who sketched out a transformative vision for the future of the country.  Less ideological voters will probably appreciate the not-exactly-subtle efforts to contrast Joe Biden's character and comportment with Donald Trump's.  The party smartly shaped much of its pitch around the pandemic, which will likely be the election's most salient issue and one that does not favor the incumbent president.  And yet, there were many glaring thematic omissions throughout this nominating convention.  The ones that Republicans are most likely to exploit when the focus turns to the GOP next week are rising crime rates, lawlessness in American cities, and the Democratic Party's tacit acceptance of those intolerable conditions.

Criminal justice activist Donna Hylton, featured in DNC video, was convicted for role in grisly 1985 murder.  Donna Hylton was known as inmate #86G0206 for 27 years.  She was behind bars for her role in the grisly murder and torture of Thomas Vigliarolo, a balding New York businessman found stuffed inside a steamer trunk and left to rot in Harlem.  Hylton and six others let him die "in the most heinous circumstances," the prosecutor said at their trial in 1985.  On Thursday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) hailed Hylton as one of "America's most impactful community leaders" and asked her to participate in a video reading of the Preamble to the Constitution during a televised portion of the convention.

The Sleight-of-Hand Convention.  I watched all of the convention, and the word "China" was not uttered until 10:57 p.m. on Thursday.  Nor did any of the Democrats mention the violence that has erupted in America's cities after the protests against the killing of George Floyd.  Biden talked about jobs, but the American worker made only guest appearances in the four days of programming.  If you are a Hispanic contractor or an Obama-Trump voter in the Midwest, was any of this convention relevant to you?  No doubt Biden's speech was affecting.  But the Democrats were awfully vague about what they plan to do if they find themselves in power next year.  Time and again, Americans have elected Democratic governments only to find themselves shocked and appalled two years later.  The Democrats campaign as a worker's party, but govern as a Bobo one.  It happened to Bill Clinton.  It happened to Obama.  Is there any reason to think a Biden presidency will be different?

On the Occasion of Not Watching the 2020 Democrat Convention.  This is not a Democratic Convention, but rather a convention of persons calling themselves Democrats.  There is no Democratic Party because there is nothing democratic about it in the most important sense of the word.  It is the antithesis of democracy.  They prattle about unity, but what each of the speakers really wants is obedience to the agenda of whatever unhappy soul is speaking at the moment.  They claim to unite in their singular vitriol and hatred of Donald Trump, but it is really their hatred of one another and us who do not obey that compels them.  Just listen to them canceling us and each other out for failure to embrace one another's orthodoxies.  Unhappy and unsmiling as they recite their recorded messages, it is clear that there is nothing that would make them less angry and more happy — even winning the presidency won't do that.  They want control, and they want power.  What they will do with power if they get it is not a pleasant prospect.

A Fake DNC Convention Ends With Real Nastiness.  [Scroll down]  "I'm proud to be a nasty, nasty woman," Julia Louis Dreyfuss gloated.  It's not just her own aspiration, but that of the party that invited her.  The Democrats want to play at being serious, principled folks bringing the country together, but they're proud to be nasty.  "I will draw on the best of us, not the worst of us," Joe Biden claimed, accepting his nomination after a convention filled with conspiracy theories about mailboxes, smears, and cheap shots.  That promise is coming from a politician who spent his career insulting voters, calling them fat and stupid, whose family is notorious for profiting from his political office, who palled around with segregationists and sexual predators, but whom three nights of celebrities and fellow hacks from across the political swamp spectrum now insist is really a kind, decent, and loveable man.  Biden's transformation after 47 years of nastiness is just as convincing as that of his party.  The Democrats insist that Joe Biden is a man of faith, even as their caucuses clip "God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance.

The DNC Tried to Do Comedy, It Was One of the Most Awkward Things I've Ever Witnessed.  The DNC has thankfully come to a close.  Joe Biden ended it with a teleprompter performance in which he did not forget where he was, so in that sense, it's being hailed as a success.  Of course, no matter what happened, the headlines were already written.  It was "optimistic" and "uplifting."  Rest assured, when the RNC happens next week, it'll be "dark" and "divisive" no matter what is actually said.  Of course, it wasn't all flowery language.  The DNC also had Julia Louis-Dreyfus of Seinfeld fame (I know she's been in other stuff, I just don't care) do a bit.  That led to some of the most awkward "comedy" I've ever witnessed.  [Video clip]  Of course, no Democrat joke session would be complete without insinuating that VP Mike Pence is gay, because that's the pinnacle of hilarity on the left.  [Another video clip]  You get it?  She changed his name to something it's not because that is slang in another country for being a homosexual.  Absolute comedic brilliance.  Note that Democrats are always allowed to get away with things that would be called "homophobic" if it came from someone on the right.

Joe Biden's DNC Acceptance Speech Gets 21% Lower Ratings Than Clinton in 2016.  Former Vice President Joe Biden accepted the Democrat presidential nomination Thursday, but his speech drew fewer viewers than Hillary Clinton did in 2016, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research.

Hatred, Prejudice and Rage.  I am becoming increasingly optimistic about this year's election.  It seems obvious that the Democrats have gone far overboard, and are alienating huge segments of the electorate.  There is indeed a pro-arson, pro-looting faction, but it can hardly comprise a majority.  The Democrats seem to think that Trump hatred can drag even a pitiful candidate like Joe Biden across the finish line, but Americans have never been haters.  Not a majority of them, anyway.  And there is little evidence that Trump hatred rules the electorate.  On the contrary, the current Rasmussen survey of likely voters finds Trump with a 51% approval rating.

DNC Panel Features 'Mermaid Queen-King' Who Calls For the Abolition of ICE, Police, and Prisons.  The Democratic National Convention on Tuesday [8/18/2020] featured a panelist who identifies as a "nonbinary/gender transcendent mermaid Queen-King" and who called for the abolition of the police, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and prisons.  According to the panelist's Wake Forest University bio, J Mai is a "Black-Vietnamese, transgender nonbinary/gender transcendent mermaid Queen-King," who recently became a "licensed minister in the Progressive National Baptist Church."  J. Mai made the extreme comments during a DNC LGBTQ caucus meeting.  "Why can't folks imagine a world without the cops?  Why can't folks imagine a world without prisons?  Why can't people expand their imaginations to include community care, to include an abolitionist future?" the self-avowed "mermaid Queen-King" said.  J Mai stressed that she was talking about real abolition, not a watered-down version.

Democrats Sure Hate America.  In watching the Democratic National Convention one thing strikes me over and over again — Democrats really don't like this country and the people in it.  No, this wasn't news to me, but it was surprising to see them be so open about it; proud of it, really.  The opening night was a list of grievances, an endless stream of whiny leftists declaring how racist everything and everyone is.  Honestly, if I lived in a place where I truly believed its very existence was based on oppressing me, you couldn't keep me there.  I wouldn't stick around, and I surely wouldn't try to take it over.  I'd get [...] out of there and go someplace else.  Yet, Democrats claim to love the country while calling for "fundamental transformation" of it.

The DNC's Ratings Enter Dumpster Fire Territory.  The ratings for the first two nights of the DNC are in and they aren't very good.  Compared to four years ago, total viewership among the broadcast networks is down 42%.  Even among the hardcore audience of the cable news networks, the Democrats are running at a 16% deficit compared to 2016.

Is This Real?  Why Some Are Calling the DNC Outro Monday Night 'The Moment Trump Won Re-Election'.  This cannot be real.  Did two hours of watching the Democratic National Convention cause me to lose my mind?  President Trump was blamed by one woman for causing her father's death from COVID.  Yeah, she used his dead body to score political points, I'm sure that's what he — a Trump supporter — would have really wanted.  Bernie tried to get the progressive base excited for Joe; it wasn't convincing.  And then we have the loser brigade, some no-name Republicans who are throwing their support behind Joe Biden.  John Kasich is also doing that — forever cementing himself as the Benedict Arnold of the Republican Party.  Well, at least for this cycle, he's decided to fill the role.

DNC Night One — I Think the Democrats Want Trump to Win.  Well, the 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC) kinda/sorta got underway on Monday night and we're still waiting to hear from the twelve people who aren't in political media who watched it. [...] One of the more perplexing things was the DNC giving a speaking slot to former Ohio governor and noted mailman's son John Kasich.  Kasich brings slightly less excitement than dryer lint to any gathering he graces but what was most amusing was that during the somnambulant lead-up to the DNC, the Democrats were acting like Kasich was a real big get for them.  He's a milquetoast squish Republican whom no Republicans like anymore, so he tucked tail and went begging for attention crumbs from the Democrats, which is the way of the spineless squishes.  After backstabbing his own party to score points with the Democrats and their flying monkeys in the media, Kasich then — as Matt details at Townhall — [betrayed] his hosts by disparaging Bartender of the Year Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Cuomo's Appalling DNC Speech, and Biden's Endorsement of It, Is an Opportunity for Republicans.  Night one of the virtual Democratic National Convention descended into cringeworthiness on multiple occasions.  It featured awkward State-of-the-Union response-style political speeches, interspersed with musical interludes and glorified Zoom meetings.  It was emceed by a Hollywood celebrity, at times giving off major telethon vibes.  I can't imagine a normal human voluntarily tuning in at the beginning of the program and making it through the entire two hours.  But if Republicans are tempted to point and laugh, they should humbly recall that their turn comes next week, and the strange, unprecedented format likely won't be any easier for them.  Democrats have the entertainment industry's most glittering creative talents at their disposal, and they came up with... that.  Some speakers were stronger and more effective than others.  A few were downright awful.  Some of the pre-packaged content was painful to watch.

Today's Democratic Party.  Today's Democratic Party is exemplified by John Thompson, who won a primary on Tuesday and is the DFL-endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 67A.  Earlier today he led a BLM harassment effort at the home of Bob Kroll, President of the Minneapolis Police Department's union.  As you can see, Thompson is a profane, violent lunatic:  [Video clips]  It is highly probable that John Thompson will be a member of the Minnesota legislature beginning in January.  This is today's Democratic Party.  If these are not the people you want running our country, you had better not just vote Republican, but contribute to Republican candidates and volunteer for their campaigns.

Black Congressional Candidate In Minn Screams At Kids In Front Of Their House, Calls Them Klansmen.  [Video clip]

Democrats' Celebration Of Coercive Government Policy Has Begun.  The socialist hootenanny, also known as 2020's virtual Democratic National Convention, is now one installment into its miserable four-day run.  What have we learned so far?  While delegates and speakers are in remote locations, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is in Milwaukee, the site he personally chose for the convention.  It is wholly suitable for the event.  The Wisconsin city might be the most socialist municipality in America.  "Milwaukee is the only large American city to have elected socialist mayors — and kept them in power for almost 40 years," says WTTW, a public (of course) television station in Chicago.  Voters have even elected socialist "state and local legislators and one congressman."

MSM Members Pan DNC: 'Feels Like One Long Ad on YouTube,' 'Please Talk Me Off the Ledge,' 'Unwatchable'.  Members of the mainstream media panned the virtual Democratic National Convention (DNC) on Monday for its similarity to a long infomercial and its boring and out-of-date feel.  Philip Lewis, front page editor for the left-wing Huffington Post, perhaps summarized it best in his tweet:  "The DNC so far feels like one long ad on YouTube you'd usually skip."  Charles M. Blow, a New York Times columnist, tweeted, "This is a good effort by the DNC, but you can already tell that a virtual convention is going to be tough."  There are three additional days of the DNC.

Wow, the Democratic Convention was a bizarre night of television.  The Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday night with all the glamour and excitement of a Zoom conference.  The Home Shopping Network produces more dynamic programming and is far better at pushing product.  Inexplicably, former "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria Bastón served as host.  Wearing a white sleeveless sheath dress and a permanent expression of teary concern, Longoria Bastón repeatedly invoked the convention's theme, "We the People."  She should have demanded a script doctor.  "YOU are the 'we' in 'we the people,'" she said.  Also: "'We the people' means all the people, even those with whom we might not agree."  Fourth-grade social studies class is more sophisticated and less insulting.

How to shock your woke kin out of Marxism.  In reading historian Paul Kengor's stunning new book on the demonic roots of the socialist movement — The Devil and Karl Marx — I came across one small section of the book that has the potential to deprogram the young Marxists in your life.  No, it is not Karl Marx's early and openly expressed willingness to walk on the wild side.  "My soul is chosen for hell," Marx wrote as an aspiring young poet, one of his many publicly declared yearnings to embrace the satanic over-soul.  (Quick digression:  Had Marx been a better poet and Hitler a better painter, just think how different the world would be today.)  Nor is it Marx's cruel exploitation of the women in his life.  No, what will trouble the clueless Marxists you might know — and if they are not clueless, they are evil — is Marx's extravagant racism and anti-Semitism.  The anti-Semitism I knew about.  The racism I did not.

Stacey Abrams:  The Perfect Democrat.  When Stacey Abrams was running for Georgia governor, she had an impressive list of social changes she wanted to make.  People paying their bills didn't make the cut.  Abrams was $228,000 in debt during her 2017 campaign for Georgia governor, including $50,000 to I.R.S.  Despite that, she managed to loan her campaign $50,000.  She also owed $76,000 in credit card debt and $96,000 for Yale Law School.  Abrams claimed that family obligations and a misunderstanding of how credit cards worked as the reason for her financial mess.  This from a woman who is a tax attorney who wanted to be the vice president of the United States.  Abrams claims the concept of handling money seemed to escape her.  She wrote that when she was at Spelman College, she got her first credit cards but was unaware that they would be "yoked to something called a credit score."

Protest held outside New York bakery over MAGA cake, bakery says it is still making the design.  A protest was held outside of a New York bakery Thursday over a MAGA hat cake.  Coccadotts Cake Shop in Albany put a picture on its social media of a cake baked into the shape of a red "Make American Great Again" hat.  The cake was a custom-order.  The cake set off a wave of backlash when it was posted in late July.  Though it was quickly deleted after the negative response, protestors from the Black Lives Matter movement and those supporting the MAGA cake faced off in front of the bakery on Aug. 13.  According to video footage from the protest, the sides are seen arguing while police officers attempt to keep a barricade between the groups.

Riots should re-elect Trump.  Only a fool would rebuild because city hall let rioters destroy 150 buildings and cause a half-billion-dollars in damage.  In Seattle, the mayor let rioters take over a six-block area, ceding the nation's first gayborhood to anarchists.  The city council cut the police budget, which forced the city's only black police chief to resign.  There are no black people on city council.  So much for Black Lives Matter.  In Chicago, rioters crossed the line and trashed the stores along the Magnificent Mile.  This broke the long-standing Democrat rule of allowing criminals to do what they want in poor black neighborhoods, but leave the elitists alone.  New York also broke that covenant.  Turning the cities into urban wastelands forces residents to flee for the suburbs.  Only the most delusional Democrats believe those refugees will vote for Basement Biden and COMMA-la Harris.

Austin guts police budget to pay Planned Parenthood.  The Austin City Council voted unanimously Thursday [8/13/2020] to gut its police budget.  The Austin Police Department, which is already about 200 officers below full strength, will have its budget cut by one-third.  The city's murder rate is spiking but evidently that's of no concern.

Democrats Dance with the Devil.  No one realized how weak the mainstream Democrat Party had become, or how powerful Black Lives Matter and Antifa had become, until they destroyed downtown Minneapolis.  Until then, they had done little more than make nuisances of themselves. [...] The riots that started in Minneapolis quickly spread to Seattle, Chicago, New York, Portland, and dozens of other Democrat-run cities.  Local authorities didn't know how to react.  After all, the rioters were presumptive Democrat voters. [...] Black Lives Matter and Antifa seem to have thoroughly cowed the Democrat Party.  Whatever they wish, Democrats shall do.  You want us to defund the police?  Sure.  Paint BLM "murals" on city streets?  Hand me a roller.  Don't want us to prosecute rioters?  Wouldn't think of it.  Looting is payback for long-overdue reparations?  Well, yeah.  Okay.  Democrats must surely worry about the optics of bowing to the rioters' will.

Crushing the Barbarians Inside the Gates.  [Scroll down]  What obliterates the woke narrative is the simple truth that the constitutional American republic with its rights and obligations under law, the free market economy together with common sense and traditional values have driven more creativity and prosperity than any other system in human history.  President Trump appreciates that heritage and wants to build on it.  Joe Biden and the Democrat Party have embraced the woke agenda and the social media cancel culture, and have accepted the visible toppling and removal of America's historic statues and monuments and the expungement of virtue from its history in order to remake and transform the nation.  The choice in the November elections could not be more clear-cut and the consequences more profound.

Kamala Has Already Struck Out.  Many analysts believe that Kamala Harris will be America's most radical left political candidate ever.  She's consistently among the top two "most progressive" members of the Senate.  She has been called one of the most radical-left politicians today; pick any pet woke cause, and Kamala will be farthest left!  These policy positions are not only constitutionally problematic; they are also prohibitively expensive, with a price tag in the multiple billions of dollars! [...] What Kamala Harris offers in the veepstakes is a promise to promote a grab bag of assorted radical goals of every oddball progressive from Bernie to AOC to Obama and be an advocate for special constituencies — pro-abortion voters, instigators of the BLM movement's racism, gun control activists, and illegal aliens.

Franklin Graham warns Biden-Harris ticket 'should be a great concern to all Christians'.  Evangelist Franklin Graham, a prominent evangelical supporter of President Trump, is calling on Christians to take note of one issue presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris both adamantly support.  The son of the late Rev. Billy Graham notes, Biden-Harris "are labeled as the most pro-abortion presidential ticket in the history of our nation."  "This should be a great concern to all Christians," Graham, the president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse, tweeted.  "As a follower of Jesus Christ, I am pro-life [and] believe every life is precious to God."

Biden to Ensure His Presidency 'Addresses the Unique Needs of... Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Women'.  Former Vice President Joe Biden says that if he is elected president his administration will address "the unique needs of... lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer women."  "Biden knows that addressing the challenges faced by women and girls is more than just a campaign promise — it's an imperative if the Administration is going to succeed in its broader efforts to make sure the government and economy work for all Americans," says a page on Biden's campaign website.

The Editor says...
Promoting homosexuality is not "work[ing] for all Americans."

Are Today's Leftists Truly Marxists?  Marx is a hero to many labor union leaders and civil rights organizations, including leftist groups like Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and some Democratic Party leaders.  It is easy to be a Marxist if you know little of his life.  Marx's predictions about capitalism and the "withering away of the state" turned out to be grossly wrong.  What most people do not know is that Marx was a racist and an anti-Semite.  When the U.S. annexed California after the Mexican-American War, Marx wrote:  "Without violence nothing is ever accomplished in history."  Then he asked, "Is it a misfortune that magnificent California was seized from the lazy Mexicans who did not know what to do with it?"  Friedrich Engels added:  "In America we have witnessed the conquest of Mexico and have rejoiced at it.  It is to the interest of its own development that Mexico will be placed under the tutelage of the United States."  Many of Marx's racist ideas were reported in "Karl Marx, Racist," a book written by Nathaniel Weyl, a former member of the U.S. Communist Party.

Why I Want Biden to Lose More than I Want Trump to Win.  Today's Democrats think the police are the enemy, not the rioters, who they like to call "mostly peaceful protestors."  Some Democrats have called law enforcement officers "storm troopers" and "secret agents."  When Donald Trump sent federal agents to Portland to stop the rioters from burning down the federal courthouse, the mayor of the city and the governor of Oregon were angry with the president — not the anarchists!  This is a party that invited Attorney General William Barr to a congressional hearing but wouldn't let him respond to their non-stop onslaught of attacks.  They accused him of corruption, of perjury of violating his oath and of betraying the Constitution.  And when he tried to respond, they constantly interrupted to say, "I reclaim my time."  In plain English that means we get to talk and call you names and you're expected to shut up and take it.  If that happened on the street, someone would wind up with a bloody nose.

Far-left Portland mayoral candidate can't bring herself to denounce violence.  I joked on Friday after Portland's latest nightly travesty that Mayor Ted Wheeler was destined to be challenged at the polls for his response.  But, Portland being Portland, it would be a challenge from the left, accusing him of being too pro-cop.  I didn't realize when I wrote that that it's already come to pass.  He just missed winning a clear majority of the vote in Portland's May election, finishing with 49 percent of the vote.  The second-place finisher was ultra-left Sarah Iannarone, who nabbed a respectable 24 percent in a crowded field.  A poll taken in late June found Wheeler and Iannarone effectively tied, with a third of Portland voters undecided.  Given that the six weeks since that poll was taken haven't been a model of tranquility for the city, God only knows how much of an anti-incumbent vote might be out there now.  Iannarone could be a legit contender.

Seattle City Council approves plan to defund police department, slashes jobs and salaries.  The Seattle City Council voted Monday to move forward with a controversial proposal that would begin the process of defunding the police department.  The 7-1 vote comes despite objections from the city's police chief, mayor and the Seattle Police Officers' Guild.  The plan would ultimately slash funding to the department but not the 50% some had sought.  Seattle currently has around 1,400 police officers, and the current plan would see about 100 cut.  It was also cut the police department's $400 million budget by about $3 million, according to KOMO.  Councilmember Kshama Sawant was the sole "no" vote because she felt the proposals didn't go far enough, while Debora Juarez abstained, according to MyNorthWest.com.

Democrat-Controlled Seattle Votes To Defund Police As Violent Crime, Far-Left Riots Surge.  The Democrat-controlled Seattle City Council voted late on Monday to advance a highly controversial plan to defund the Seattle Police Department as violent crime and far-left riots have rocked the city in recent months.  The Seattle City Council voted to remove approximately $3 million from the Seattle Police Department's budget, [...]

'Defund the Police' is a media fantasy.  If you've paid any attention to the news, particularly cable news, over the last couple of months since George Floyd's killing by police in Minneapolis, you might think "defunding" or "abolishing" the police is a widely held and even somewhat mainstream desire.  Gallup suggests this is untrue.  The vast majority of Americans of all races and ethnicities don't want the police to leave their communities.

Coronavirus negotiation 'makes me wonder' if Democrats want to tank economy:  Navarro.  White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Sunday [8/9/2020] that he's beginning to wonder if Democrats are purposely stalling coronavirus stimulus negotiations to tank the economy in an attempt to make President Trump look bad.  "There is this theory, Chuck, that the Democrats would prefer to see the economy go into the tank for another 90 days because that harms the president," Navarro told Chuck Todd on Sunday in an interview on "Meet the Press."  "I hope that Capitol Hill hasn't become that cynical.  But watching these negotiations makes me wonder, because we've been willing to bend."  Talks have been stalled for weeks as Democrats have asked for more than $3 trillion in the relief bill while Republicans are looking for a narrower package around $1 trillion.

Trump boxes Democrats into a corner on help for the unemployed.  President Trump has given the Democrats a surprise thrashing, hoisting them on their own petard over stimulus payments in what must be the legislative jiujitsu of the year. [...] They had their chance to pass a stimulus bill that would have helped the unemployed, but for them, first-things-first:  They held that package hostage to the all-important need, for them, of bailing out mismanaged blue Democrat cites and their unions.  The little guy's $400 weekly unemployment check booster would have to wait.  Plus, multi-milionaire Pelosi pooh-poohed those checks as "an illusion" same as she did the news that workers were getting $1,000 raises during the Trump boom years, calling those "crumbs."

Fighting Leftists' Assault on American Small Business.  There is a war on small business right now in this country.  The battle lines are tied to the tenets of capitalism and free markets, which value property rights and private ownership of production, versus socialism and communism, which value "workers" and communal or state property.  When we think of property rights, land and home ownership comes to mind.  But it also includes the right to own and operate a business and be the beneficiary of the risks and rewards.  The Marxist goal is to deplete the ranks and efficacy of small business in America and have the remains subsumed by fewer and larger corporations, as well as government.  The next stage will focus on dividing the leadership and workforce in large corporations. [...] Right now the revolutionaries need the titans of industry on their side.  Non-cooperation is synonymous with blasphemy.  Evidence of this was the apoplectic response of the left's messengers when the CEO of Goya Foods did not sing their tune.

Too late!
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Now Begs Criminal Antifa Terrorists to Stay Home So Trump Won't Use His Failed City in His Ads.  It's a toss-up but Democrat Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler may have squeaked out a victory against Democrat Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Democrat New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio as America's worst mayor.  Just two weeks ago Mayor Wheeler blamed President Trump and federal agents for the 50-plus days of BLM-Antifa rioting in Portland.  But that didn't work because it was complete nonsense so now Wheeler is begging BLM-Antifa rioters to stay away from Portland because Trump is going to use their violent acts in his campaign ads.

The Apocalypse Election.  I have written many times that those on the left, because they believe they are on the side of all that is right and just, are willing to commit any depravity and injustice to gain the power they need to remake America.  Most Americans, however, do not understand this about the Democrats.  People believe all Americans have only the best intentions and would never deliberately harm the nation and its citizenry merely to obtain political power.  Therefore, people can only look on with incredulity as Democrats blatantly strive to keep Democrat-controlled state economies on lockdown — and, with the help of teachers unions, keep most schools closed in an attempt to deliberately immiserate Americans and their families in the hopes their suffering can be used against Trump.  With schools closed its been estimated that as many as 20 million workers will not be able to return to employment because they lack childcare, not to mention the irreparable damage the children will suffer.  Combined with the lockdowns, this will only aid in ensuring a hobbled economy with which they can blame and batter President Trump to deny him a second term as president.

Amid Cancel Culture, Now Academics Have Their Next Target:  Pickup Trucks.  We have watched our society slide into a disturbing trend of permissiveness when it comes to assaulting and removing aspects of our culture.  Between evictions of historical monuments, the eradicating of entertainment properties and the condemning of commonplace practices, we have almost become conditioned to accepting these efforts.  Now we may be seeing the effects of this movement metastasizing.  The Wall Street Journal delivered a lengthy treatise that looks at a normal aspect of American life, one that almost nobody looks at as being a nefarious component in our existence, with contempt:  driving pickup trucks.

The Editor says...
If you don't like pickup trucks, you should stay away from Texas!

Polls and Debates — Summertime Blues for Democrats.  Democrats now support urban destruction, domestic terrorism, hating America, defunding law enforcement, closing schools, and a full-on endorsement of the Sanders/AOC Marxist agenda.  If Democrats truly wanted a Bernie revolution, he would be their nominee, rather than Joe Biden.  I wonder if Trump planned it this way, branding Sanders as "Crazy Bernie," goading the DNC into nominating a supposedly more moderate Biden.  Better corrupt, incompetent, and demented than crazy must have been the DNC reasoning, but now they are left with a big steaming mess and few options to clean it up.

Mazie Hirono, Pro-Antifa Democrats Walk Out of Hearing, Refusing to Utter a Single Word Against Their Violent, Racist Paramilitary Thugs, Antifa.  Kyle Shideler, an analyst for the Center for Security Policy and an expert in terrorism including the doctrines and tactics of Antifa, testified before Ted Cruz's panel of antifa violence yesterday [8/4/2020].  He says he was expecting the Democrats to demur about their paramilitary allies' violence — but he was shocked to find Democrats outright supporting antifa.

Monsters Galore.  Liberation movements, at least in this country, always begin with a great sweeping cause — giving the vote and the right to rise upward to nonwhites and to women — that justly enlists most nonwhites and most women, and, once those are achieved, the goals devolve down to things such as abortion and quotas, which are more problematic, and on which many good people divide.  On things such as these, there are enormous divides between the voters themselves and the interest groups that claim to speak for them:  In the primaries this year, Democratic nonwhites and women showed no interest whatever in voting for members of their own race or gender, and much more in supporting the people whose views they espoused.  Those who ran strongest on race and abortion — Kirsten Gillibrand and "Beto" O'Rourke, who fawned on an ethnic group that he didn't belong to — left the race with between a 2 percent and a zero percent rating.

Insights to Consider Before November.  Women are upset at Trump's naughty words.  They also bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray.  Not one feminist has defended Sarah Sanders.  It seems women's rights only matter if those women are liberal.  No border wall.  No voter ID laws.  Did you figure it out yet?  But wait... there's more.  Chelsea Clinton got out of college and got a job at NBC that paid $900,000 per year.  Her mom flies around the country speaking out about white privilege.  And just like that, they went from being against foreign interference in our elections to allowing non-citizens to vote in our elections.  President Trump's wall costs less than the Obamacare website.  Let that sink in, America.  We are one election away from open borders, socialism, gun confiscation, and full-term abortion nationally.  We are fighting evil.

Communist Party Leader Endorses Joe Biden.  Communist Party leader Bob Avakian has announced his support for former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential election.  Avakian, the founder and leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA, told his followers in a statement on Saturday [8/1/2020] that they should vote for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

Will Democrats accept election loss?  New report says no.  For weeks, there have been news reports and commentary on whether President Trump will "accept" the results of November's election.  The president started it on July 19 when he was asked, on Fox News Sunday, "Can you give a direct answer you will accept the election?"  "I have to see," Trump said.  "I have to see.  No, I'm not going to just say yes.  I'm not going to say no, and I didn't last time, either." [...] So there is much discussion of Trump and the election results.  But there is another, equally pressing question:  Will Democrats accept the results of the election if Joe Biden loses?  A new report suggests the answer could be no.  The report comes from a secretive group called the Transition Integrity Project.  A bipartisan, anti-Trump organization, TIP was created last year by Georgetown law professor Rosa Brooks and historian and think tanker Nils Gilman, "out of concern that the Trump administration may seek to manipulate, ignore, undermine or disrupt the 2020 presidential election and transition process."

Revolutionary Communist Party Leader Calls on People to Vote for Joe Biden.  The leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA, Bob Avakian, has stated that we currently live under a "fascist regime" and, come November, if President Donald Trump is still in office, then people need to vote "against Trump by voting for Biden."  "We are confronted by — we are now being ruled by — a fascist regime," said Avakian in a statement on the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) website. "[T]his election is different. ... The question is not whether Biden and the Democrats represent something 'good,' or whether, in fundamental terms, the Democrats are 'better' than the Republicans.  Both of these parties are ruling class political parties, and none of their candidates represent anything 'good' in the most basic and essential sense.  Biden is not 'better' than Trump...."

Mazie Hirono walks out of Antifa hearing in a huff, Ted Cruz confronts her.  Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono got triggered after Republican Senator Ted Cruz pressed her to condemn Antifa violence.  Not only did Hirono refuse to disavow the left-wing savagery, but she walked out of Cruz's Antifa hearing in a huff.  Hirono's refusal to denounce the Antifa riots, looting, arson, and assaults is like the ostrich that buries its head in the sand, hoping this nullifies reality.  Hirono walked out after a testy exchange with Cruz, who was chairing a Senate hearing on the role that Antifa and Black Lives Matter extremists are playing in the alarming escalation of violence around the country.

'You're Welcome To Say Something Negative About Antifa Right Now': Ted Cruz Spars With Mazie Hirono At Senate Hearing.  Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz clashed with Democratic Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono at the end of a Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday [8/4/2020] on antifa violence.  Cruz, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, convened the hearing to discuss the role antifa and other left-wing groups play in ongoing riots in major U.S. cities like Portland. [...] "I think that I've covered the subject quite well," Hirono said as she left.  "OK, she declined to speak, so that is the position of the Democratic Party," Cruz shot back.  "I would note also that of the seven Democratic senators who spoke, not one of them apologized for or denounced multiple Democrats calling law enforcement officers Nazis, stormtroopers and Gestapo.  To be fair, I have not heard the word Nazi, but stormtrooper was Nancy Pelosi and Gestapo was another Democratic leader.  That was less than helpful."

Dem Senator walks out of Ted Cruz's Antifa hearing: 'I don't think you listen'.  Tensions flared at a Senate hearing on Antifa when a top Democrat walked out of the room declaring she couldn't sit through Sen. Ted Cruz's rhetorical speeches any longer.  The dustup occurred when Cruz, R-Texas, blasted Democrats for not condemning Antifa more directly for the violence and destruction that has taken hold in certain U.S. cities in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.  But Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, said Cruz just wasn't listening during the more than three-hour hearing when Democrats said violence is not acceptable.

Mark Levin admonishes Democrats' treatment of Barr at hearing.  Conservative radio host Mark Levin said Democrats with a "radical, hardcore agenda" were "beating up" Attorney General William Barr during a House Judiciary Committee hearing last week.  "I've never seen a senior official of any administration ever treated like that," Levin said Saturday on Fox News's Watters' World, adding, "This hearing should have been how do we come together as a nation to put down rioters who were trying to overthrow the country.  Marxists, anarchists, whether they're Black Lives Matter or antifa.  But that's not how it works.  The Democrat Party is all in on this radical, hardcore agenda.  And so they're beating up on the attorney general."  Barr appeared before the House Judiciary Committee last Tuesday in a hearing that was often contentious as Democrats repeatedly cut off his responses by saying they were "reclaiming my time."  At one point, Chairman Jerry Nadler briefly denied Barr a five-minute break during the more than three-hour hearing, prompting the attorney general to call him a "class act."

Cancel Culture as a Religion.  What do religions do?  They have a belief system.  They have an orthodoxy, and if you don't conform to the orthodoxy you are a heretic.  Here in Seattle Spiked reports that the "Office of Civil Rights has come up with a 'race and social justice' curriculum which the city government's 10,000 employees must undertake." [...] This is what the Inquisition did.  This is what the Soviets did.  This is what the Maoists did.  This is what the Wokies are doing.

Was Karen Bass To Be Biden's VP Pick — Until The Daily Caller's Revelations About Her and Scientology?  As was reported here yesterday [8/1/2020] by my colleague Becca Lower, without warning the Biden Campaign announced that Joe Biden's selection of his 2020 running mate was being postponed for two weeks.  Also yesterday, the Daily Caller reported on leading VP contender Karen Bass's history of praising the "Church" of Scientology in Los Angeles, and its founder, science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.  The "Church of Scientology" has a major presence in Los Angeles.  The industrial entertainment complex known as "Hollywood", especially on the "talent" side has many who advocate that clutching a couple of tin cylinders wired to a box and confessing all your impure thoughts is a path to inner peace.  That, and a couple hundred thousand dollars paid to the "church" for books, tapes, and "counseling" sessions with an "auditor" to guide you along on your path to salvation — at the standard hourly rate for such services by a "Church."

The Choice Before Us.  Back at home, left-wing radicals burn Bibles, assault and murder policemen and civilians, set fire to courthouses, vandalize and loot all manner of businesses.  On Friday [7/30/2020], thugs in Portland placed a pig's head on an American flag outside the city's Justice Center.  They put a policeman's cap atop it, doused it with a firestarter, and set it aflame.  The name of George Floyd, the career criminal who died in police custody at the end of May, was at first invoked mantra-like to justify or at least to explain this explosion of savagery.  Now, a couple of months later, there are still ritual invocations of his name but, really, you don't hear too much about Floyd.  The real agenda has come more and more to the fore.  Barack Obama summed it up when he said, in 2008, that he was after the fundamental transformation of the United States of America.  Cities like Portland give us a glimpse of what that transformation would entail.  The clips of the savages burning Bibles put me in mind of Heinrich Heine's solemn observation that Dort wo man Búcher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen:  "Wherever people burn books, they also end up burning men."  It may seem melodramatic, but here is the awful choice we face: the choice between the spirit of mayhem, burning pigs' heads, and burning Bibles, on the one side, and the traditional American spirit that cherishes the rule of law, free expression, and fructifying engines of prosperity, on the other.

The poisonous fruit of the public schools:
Nearly Half Of Young Americans Say It's Okay To Fire People Who Support Trump.  The Cato Institute just released a new report showing that 62 percent of Americans are inclined to self-censor what they say politically "because others might find them offensive."  Even moderate leftists report they feel increased fear of offending the offendable, while only the most "staunch liberals," as Cato described them, feel free to speak their minds.  The "very conservative" have been pushed deepest in the closet:  they are most likely to refrain from saying what they think politically, at nearly twice the rate of the "very liberal."  Buried deeper in the report, however, is a stunning data point that might be one of the most troubling current cultural indicators.  Forty-four percent of Americans younger than age 30 believe a company is correct in firing an executive because he or she personally donated to President Trump's reelection campaign.

Rubio hits Biden veep prospect Karen Bass as Castro regime sympathizer.  Trump campaign surrogates in Florida on Saturday attacked Rep. Karen Bass, a potential running mate of Democrat Joseph R. Biden, as a communist sympathizer who would try to bring the U.S. closer to the socialist governments of Cuba and Venezuela.  "If God forbid Joe Biden is elected president and Congresswoman Bass becomes vice president, she will be the highest-ranking Castro sympathizer in the history of the United States government," said Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican.  "I don't believe in the last six decades that there has ever been anyone considered for the vice presidency ... with this level of sympathy towards a Marxist regime."  Ms. Bass, California Democrat and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, is on Mr. Biden's short list for his running mate.  The presumptive Democratic nominee said he plans to announce his selection next week.

Don't Be Surprised By Democrats' Radical Turn.  Much of today's political commentary is focused on the Democrats' hard-left swing, how it's now the party of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or the party of The Squad, to which she belongs, or is under the influence of socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and the Bernie Bros gang of militants.  This should surprise no one.  The seeds of radicalism were planted long ago.  Democratic strategist and Friend of Bill James Carville recently said he is "scared to death" for the future of the Democratic Party.  "Are we going to be an ideological cult?  Or do we want to have a majoritarian instinct to be a majority party?"

Democrats' Policies are Unfit for the Presidency.  The Constitution a president pledges to serve prescribes a government of strict limits, not the unlimited power to take what a person has earned and give it to other people for any desire under the sun.  One of the natural rights the Constitution is supposed to secure is to one's own property.  That's because what a person owns represents his life — his time and labor.  It can never be truly paid back after it is taken, because to take a person's property is to steal hours, days, weeks, years of his life that he will never get back.  It is to enslave him.  Democrats' entire plan for governance is a plan to abuse American citizens' natural rights to life, liberty, and property.  For health care or education or housing or any other material good to be a "right" requires that other people be forced into labor to supply such goods.  It is to proclaim a right to other people's work, which is to say their lives.  A right to control other people's lives is no right at all.  It is an abuse of power.  It is tyranny.  Pledges to accelerate tyranny, which equal treason against the Constitution, utterly disqualify a person and party from United States government.

We're at War.  Attacking Trump's Tweet in the NYT While the Democrats Foment Riots & Ruin to Defeat Him is Treason.  [Scroll down]  The people trying to destroy us stopped caring about the rules ages ago.  They faked Russian cyber-espionage against the Clinton Campaign to discredit WikiLeaks revelations about her corruption and incompetence.  They tried to frame Trump as part of their phony Russian plot.  They used the FBI to illegally spy on Trump's campaign.  They gave Robert Mueller power and an unlimited budget to destroy Trump and as many of his allies as possible.  They organized and promoted Christine Blasey Ford's perjurous hoax.  They tried to remove Trump from office for his patently reasonable attempt to get Ukrainian authorities to investigate Joe Biden's obvious corruption.  They've caused an economic catastrophe that could very well wind up being worse than the Great Depression, gaslit the entire nation into months of debilitating fear and panic, and caused the deaths of countless Americans by lying and withholding information about a virus that all the data literally says is less harmful than the flu.  They've fomented riots across the nation and caused the murder of American police officers and ordinary citizens alike by promoting the poisonous false narrative that American cops start their day fervently hoping they'll get a chance to kill someone who isn't white.  And that's just the egregious, defamatory and destructive mass deceptions the Democrats and their allies in the corporate press have perpetrated.

Insane: Seattle Moves to Abolish Entire Police Force.  Well, it may be time to deploy the military to Seattle after all because what local lawmakers are doing is nothing short of allowing the city to be engulfed in violence and anarchy.  They're moving to abolish the police.  It's not defunding.  It's a total dissolution.  Non-profit programs and "community-led activities" will replace policing.  Why?  Well, according to the resolution, the Seattle Police Department perpetuates racism and violence.  Oh, yes, and it's a vehicle of white supremacy.  It's typical 'woke' nonsense, and it's a cancer that's killing America.

From Alinsky to AOC: Will Communism Finally Win in America?  With last weekend bringing us violence across the country from "peaceful protestors" who believe America as we know it must be dismantled and capitalism should be replaced with a utopian system of "social justice" — sentiments not rejected but embraced by the Democratic Party and its presumptive presidential candidate, Joe Biden — we have to conclude that while we may have won the Cold War in Europe, here in America, it rages on.  Yes, America and her allies may have defeated the deadly totalitarian, Communist Soviet Union, but Communism is very much alive today.

Trump: Radical Left Wants To Leave Every City At Their Mercy, Incite Riots.  President Donald Trump lashed out at radical Democrats, calling them "sick" and accusing them of not loving the country in a speech he delivered Wednesday on restoring American energy dominance and the U.S. economy.  "The radical left wants to tear down everything in its way," Trump said.  "And in its place, they want power for themselves.  They want power.  Hard to believe — power.  They want to uproot and demolish every American value.  They want to wipe away every trace of religion from national life.  They want to indoctrinate our children, defund our police, abolish the suburbs, incite riots, and leave every city at the mercy of the radical left.  That's not going to happen.  That's not going to happen."  [Video clip]

No Holds Barred at the House Lynch Session.  [Attorney General William Barr] is strong and fierce, does not give an inch, does not get thrown off message, sticks to his guns, and sticks it to those who would take him down. [...] For the Democrats the hearing [7/28/2020] was "no holds barred."  No lie was off the table.  No insult was beneath them.  Under the guise of asking the Attorney General to answer questions, they rather used their allotted time to berate him, to berate President Trump, and to lie about the Antifa and other anarchist-driven riots that seek to undermine our Republic and to tear away our freedom.  They were not asking questions, and they did not allow Barr to answer them or speak when he tried.  Rather, they were like a parent on a tear against a child in big trouble, or a boss on a rampage about to fire his or her employee.

Seattle residents slam 'Defund the police' as 'radical experiment' during city budget meeting.  Hundreds of Seattle residents spoke up about proposals to "Defund the police" during a city council budget meeting on Wednesday [7/29/2020], according to reports.  The council is considering a plan that could slash the budget of the city's police department by 50 percent — resulting in layoffs for hundreds of officers — all as Seattle deals with the coronavirus outbreak and frequent riots and other unrest since the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.  While the "Defund the police" effort was initially popular in the city, opponents of the plan have been growing more vocal, Q13 FOX of Seattle reported.

Tick, Tick, Boom, Boom, Time's Up, Obama Goons?  Three fuses have been set and are now burning: (1) the explosive origin story of the Russia hoax, (2) the growing backlash against Democratic Party-endorsed Antifa domestic terrorism, and (3) the bottled up economy being shaken right now with one little thumb preventing a carbonated eruption.  They have the potential to redefine the final hundred days of this race in a way that the Democrats' electoral fraud cannot overcome.  It's a contest between a news media establishment that has gaslighted the American people regarding a Russia hoax of the Democrats' creation and all the Americans who have felt that their votes have been taken hostage since 2016. It's a contest between Democrat mayors turning American cities into war zones where Antifa insurrectionists can throw Molotov cocktails and bricks at police officers free from consequences and a growing number of Americans who finally understand that the socialists running the Democratic Party mean to keep going until the whole nation burns.

Don't Lecture Me.  We are indeed fortunate to have these liberals with us to enlighten us and show us the error of our unsophisticated, primitive thinking.  It's always such a pleasure to be lectured to by hypocritical liberals like Nancy Pelosi with her $24,000 refrigerator and $12/pint ice cream, living behind her security gates and consuming more energy than [who]-knows-what.  Or by Democrats like Al Gore and Barbara Streisand or just by 'regular' well-heeled Democrats who live in large houses, alone or just two people, in a 9- or 10-room 3000 sq ft+ home with a big screen TV in every room, central AC and a big, honkin' SUV or luxury car in the three-car garage.  This after watching them embark on a lifelong pursuit of monetary wealth and material possessions/snooty fashion.  Capitalism, tax breaks and profits for them, thank you, but socialism, spread-the-wealth, and high taxes for us detestable conservatives.

Are You Sure 'Vote for Joe Biden or We'll Kill You' Is the Best Campaign Pitch?  Supporters of a candidate with confidence in the politician's ability to win based on making the better argument don't usually use the heckler's-veto-on-steroids to coerce people to their point of view.  Yet that is precisely what Ronald Brownstein did in an article in The Atlantic.  The underlying tone of the article is:  "Vote for Joe Biden or the national temper tantrum will only get worse."  He accuses the president of positioning blue cities as a threat in order to rally voters to his law-and-order agenda.  A brief scroll of Twitter will show you that riots in cities like Seattle and Portland are absolutely a threat to safety and security.  No one needs President Trump to point it out.

The lunacy of the 'largely peaceful protest'.  The great conundrum facing the anti-American left at the moment is how to react to the violent protest ripping up various Democratic-run cities.  What is the preferred narrative?  The two main choices are 1) it's all peaceful protest, the 'right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances'? or 2) let 'er rip:  we're out there destroying stuff and hurting people because the country's falling apart and the sooner the better.  Just so, a contributor to the Oregonian, announcing his fears of an impending 'anti-democratic, racist police state', wondered whether he would find 'the courage to resist racism and fascism', by which I suspect he means a free, open, and democratic election in which a candidate he does not favor has the indelicacy to win.  For it should go without saying that the overriding criterion for choosing which narrative to plug is this:  which story will do the most damage to Donald Trump and Republican prospects in the November election?

Hello Liberals:  Your Politics Will Not Get You to Justice.  Back in June our beloved Seattle City Council passed Ordinance 119805 that forbad the Seattle Police Department from using pepper spray on mostly peaceful protesters as of July 26, 2020.  So the Chief of Police put out a letter to business owners and residents on July 24 that, sorry Charlie, "the legislation gives officers NO ability to safely intercede to preserve property in the midst of a large, violent crowd."  But no worries, a federal judge just blocked the ordinance for two weeks so, on Saturday night when mostly peaceful protesters rioted in Seattle, the police department was able to use "less lethal tools" to disperse the crowd.  But imagine if the mostly peaceful leftie protesters were white nationalists marching to protest in the face of woke Seattle that Blue Lives Matter.  I don't think that the Seattle City Council would be forbidding the use of tear gas or the less harmful pepper spray.  Imagine the outrage among the media and the Twitterati and the bellowing call for the police to regain control of "our streets."

The Establishment Has No Clothes.  No one earns accolades for living an upright life.  Mike Pence makes a rule that he won't be seen alone with a female not his wife in order to quash any possible perception he might act in an untoward fashion or even be tempted to, and he's ridiculed and calumnied for it.  When Drew Brees stands up for the American flag he's forced to apologize.  When Bari Weiss makes a stand for diversity of opinion within the pages of the New York Times, including running an op-ed from a popular U.S. senator, she's hounded out of her job.

Democrats Start to Worry Support for Portland Riots Will Help Trump.  The first signs of worry emerged early Monday [7/27/2020] as some opponents of Trump, surveying the damage after a weekend of nationwide riots, began to worry openly if supporting "peaceful protests" in Portland, Oregon, would hurt Democrats.  Led by former Vice President Joe Biden, Democrats have insisted that the riots targeting a federal courthouse and federal law enforcement officers in Portland are actually "peaceful."  They have been supported by media that downplays violence committed by the "protesters" and highlights anything the officers do to defend themselves or to disperse the crowd.  The Democrats have also demonized federal law enforcement for merely doing what local authorities have refused to do.

This is not news.  It is a lengthy and roundabout way of stating the obvious.
Liberals fuel cancel culture because they don't fear getting canceled.  Liberals once prided themselves on being open-minded.  In contrast, today's resurgent Left seeks to police opinion and ruin the lives of those who disagree with them.  Whether it's in the world of business or sports, on college campuses or within newsrooms, there has been a significant shrinking of discourse, thanks to efforts by so-called liberals to target those who disagree with them.  Now, a new poll provides some insight into why that may be.  Put simply, liberals are eager to cancel those who disagree with them because they do not fear that those same tactics will be used against them.  And they are right not to fear because non-liberals are not nearly as likely to be cancelers.

Dan Crenshaw: 'My suggestion to the American people is start listening to the Democrats'.  U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw urged Americans to listen carefully to what is coming out of the mouths of Democrats.  The Texas Republican warned that there is a lot at stake in November during an appearance on Fox News, adding that there is a "clear choice" for the 2020 presidential election and the difference between the parties "could not be more severe." [...] "Let's take them at their word — they want to destroy the things that bring us together, our common bonds, our founding, our love of country.  Why do they do that?  Whey do they say those things?" he asked.  "Because fundamentally they want to dismantle our country and its institutions — that's not my words, that's their words — dismantle our economic freedom, our border security, our energy sector, all of it."

Liberals are never scared to speak up.  Why are conservatives?  A handful of friends and I have spoken privately about the crippling anxiety apparently only experienced by independents and right-leaners when politics comes up in a social setting.  Right up until now, it was just a theory.  A new study confirms what we suspected all along:  Liberals really do feel like they can spew their thoughts freely, while everyone else quivers with fear that anything they say might offend.  The Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, published a study this week showing that overall, 62% of people in the United States believe that the current "political climate" keeps them from sharing their political opinions.  Broken down by ideology, however, self-identified liberals and "strong" liberals were significantly more likely to feel comfortable airing their opinions than centrists or conservatives.

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Marxists are bent on the violent overthrow of our government.  Socialists and Marxists proudly engage in violent insurrection every night in Seattle and Portland, among other places.  Violence and hate speech come from the political left, not the right.  Just ask Bernell Trammell.  Socialists have a propensity for physical violence.  It is therefore no surprise that those of us on the right refrain from expressing our views.

33 Tough Questions to Pose to the 'Woke'
  1. Do you think the same laws should apply equally to citizens, regardless of their political opinions, unless they favor the violent overthrow of the government?
  2. Or is it okay for whatever faction is more powerful to silence the expression of contrary ideas, insofar as they can get away with it?
  3. Should we make "hate speech" exceptions to silence people whose speech we really, really hate?
  4. Should small groups of people be able to dictate public policy without democratically passing laws?
  5. Even if they hold signs, attack public monuments, and claim that they're fighting "racism"?
  6. Do you believe that generally, people should be free to associate with whomever they wish, and hire whom they like?
  7. Or should the federal government scrutinize every private decision made by any citizen or business, to see if it has "disparate impact" on minority groups?
  8. Should members of minority groups be subject to similar laws regarding their conduct, or should they be exempt?
  9. Should white males be subject to discrimination, as a non-protected class, while others are protected from it?

Democrats' Draft 2020 Platform:  White People Are the Root of All Evil.  In 2020, it's definitely not "OK to be White" at the Democratic National Convention.  A draft of the DNC's 2020 Democratic Party Platform obtained by Politico shows a frequent focus on racial issues, with language that repeatedly accuses whites in America of benefiting unfairly from society at the expense of minorities.  The preamble to the platform reads:  "We will give hate no safe harbor.  We will never amplify or legitimize the voices of bigotry, racism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, or white supremacy."  Curiously, in the 15 times the document mentioned "whites," it doesn't capitalize the word the way it does Blacks, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Native Americans.  Every time "whites" are brought up, it's in a critical way.  Often, the platform vows to "close the gap" between white Americans and all other Americans — without providing solutions.

Report: Working Class Voters In Pennsylvania Are Wary Of Joe Biden And Democrat Policies.  One of the reasons Democrats went with Joe Biden is because they really want to win back Pennsylvania in November.  Some polls show Biden having a slight lead over Trump in the state, but there are plenty of voters there, many of them Democrats, who know deep down that Biden and the Democrats will be bad news for jobs, especially in the energy sector.

Portland City Officials Order Feds to Remove Protective Fence from Courts Building to Aid Rioters in their Ransacking.  Mayor Ted Wheeler and Portland, Oregon officials have made it clear whose side they're on and it's not the side of law and order.  For over 50 straight nights antifa-BLM rioters have ransacked the downtown and destroyed public property.  [Video clip]  When the leftist mob took aim at the Hatfield United States Courthouse that President Trump sent in federal agents.  Now Portland officials are ORDERING the federal government to remove it's protective fencing around the Hatfield Courthouse.

'Absolutely irresponsible': DHS chief calls Democrats' condemnation of law enforcement 'dangerous'.  Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf warned against a "dangerous" trend of demonizing law enforcement across the country.  As federal officers have clashed with protesters amid violent unrest in Portland over the past few weeks, Wolf said Sunday that there's been an inaccurate description of what agents are doing to control the situation and that calling the demonstrations "peaceful" is misleading.  Wolf said when he recently spoke with Democratic members of Congress, only one lawmaker, whom he didn't mention by name, asked him if his officers were OK.  "We're standing up for law and order," Wolf said on Fox News's Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo [7/26/2020].  "And anyone who says otherwise is not being accurate.  I will say that the other side that wants to criticize law enforcement, what they don't do, they do not condemn these acts of violence in Portland.  I have talked with a number of Democratic members of Congress, and all but one, only one, have asked me about the health of my officers.  All they want to do is condemn law enforcement for doing their job."

The Problem in Portland Isn't the Law — It's the Lawlessness.  Despite the occasional looting, chaos, property damage, trespassing, rioting, graffiti, assaults, arson, and general mayhem, the media consistently assure us that Antifa "protesters" are "largely peaceful."  And since the majority of buildings in Portland, Seattle, and Denver haven't been looted yet, who am I to argue?  Of course, it takes only a sliver of the population to transform downtowns into a mess and create quality-of-life issues for thousands of law-abiding citizens.  And the mayors who surrender parts of their cities to left-wing "protesters" are tacitly endorsing lawlessness themselves. [...] If mayors do nothing to stop anarchists from tearing down federal monuments or from defacing, vandalizing, and attempting to burn down federal buildings, the feds have every right to dispatch teams of agents to restore order.

What Top Democrats Say About Federal Law Enforcement Help for Their Cities.  Democratic mayors and other leaders of some large cities have grown edgier in opposing President Donald Trump's push to use federal agents to quell violence, using terms such as "resist" and "fascist."  Some elected Democrats in affected cities have vowed to sue and even arrest federal agents as they criticize federal action to protect government property in Portland, Oregon.  For "Operation Legend," the White House has announced plans to send federal law enforcement officials to Chicago; Kansas City, Missouri; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Over the next three weeks, the Justice Department intends to expand the effort into Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee.

Freedom to Deface.  Mayor Bill de Blasio has cancelled a graffiti-eradication program targeted at cleaning private buildings.  He is thus deliberately sending New York City back to its worst days of crime and squalor.  The symbolic significance of this cancellation is as large as its practical effect.  Nothing sent a stronger signal in the late 1980s that New York was determined to fight back from anarchy than the transit system's campaign against subway graffiti.  That campaign was based on Broken Windows theory, the most transformative idea in urban policy over the last 40 years.  Broken Windows recognizes that physical disorder and low-level lawlessness — graffiti, turnstile-jumping, and litter — telegraph that social control in a disordered environment has broken down.  That low-level lawlessness invites more contempt for public norms of behavior, including felony crime.

Democrats Project their own Character Flaws onto Republicans.  Democrats claim they support free speech, but then they label opposition speech as "hate speech" in order to suppress it.  Liberals tell white conservatives they cannot express an opinion on race and tell men they cannot hold an opinion opposed to abortion.  Democrats like to characterize Republicans as poorly educated religious nuts bitterly clinging to God and their guns.  Yet radical liberal activists, who support Democrats and are supported by them, have been the first to resort to violence in the recent Black Lives Matter "protests" that have often escalated into riots.

Not likely, unless you like high taxes, crowds, rampant crime, and snow.
Andrew Cuomo Knows What You're Thinking:  Let's Frantically Flee to 'Safe' New York.  Despite pandemic problems and — at least in the Big Apple — a surge of murder, apparently, The Empire State's the place to be.  During his Monday [7/20/2020] press conference, the governor declared a major victory in the fight against COVID-19, given a July 12th report of no coronavirus deaths.  The state hasn't been able to make that claim since March.  Andrew explained that NY's pandemic progress has taken the lead over other states, and so people are running into its safe arms.  But here's the rub:  He also said the throngs of refugees may cause a corona uptick.

America Held Hostage.  Things we thought were sacrosanct, the icons of our national identity, now are scorned.  We can pretend that this doesn't matter.  They're just statues, after all.  But they do matter.  Not for the pleasure they give the rioters so much as for the pain they inflict on patriots who love America.  Nor has it stopped with the vandalism.  We've gone to the next level, with the looting and rioting.  In the last month major cities have become unsafe, as rioters work out the logic of what "resistance" means.  American stores lost hundreds of millions of dollars, and merchants boarded up their stores for protection.  Nothing to see here, folks, said the liberal media, which gaslighted the looting and the boarded-up storefronts, and portrayed the riots as peaceful protests against an illegitimate president. [...] We're in the middle of a chicken game, where the Left tells us they'll let this go on as long as Trump is president.  The liberal media will ignore the riots, the liberal mayors will tell the local police to stand down, the liberal prosecutors will promptly release anyone arrested.  Try to defend yourself, and you'll find yourself prosecuted.

Driving on a flat tire:
DNC Milwaukee Convention Continues to Shrink — Latest Prediction of Only 350 Attendees.  The DNC Milwaukee Convention continues to shrink.  The latest prediction suggests possibly only 350 participants will attend their presidential convention in Milwaukee this year. [...] Democrats cancelled plans for a closing night speech at Milwaukee's Miller Park Stadium back in November 2019.  That was before the coronavirus.  But since the coronavirus the convention plans have been scaled down significantly.

Mayor de Blasio:  NYC Is Safer With Fewer People in Jail.  New York City mayor Bill de Blasio (D.) said Thursday [7/16/2020] that his city is safer and better with fewer people in jail, even as shootings and violence have spiked in the city this summer.  "We now have fewer people in our jails than any time since WWII and we are safer for it and better for it," de Blasio said.  But the city has experienced a dramatic uptick in crime this year.  According to the most recent NYPD crime statistics, violent crimes — including shootings, murders, and burglaries — have all skyrocketed.  Year-to-date shooting incidents in the city have increased by 61 percent, and the number of shooting victims has increased by 70 percent.

If America [Is] So Bad, You're Free to Leave.  Honestly, if the country is such a cesspool of racism, sexism, homophobia, oppression, brutality, and is fundamentally rigged against everyone not born with a silver spoon in their mouth, why the hell have you stayed?  It's not like you're in prison here, no matter how much you whine that it is like one.  You're out in the streets seemingly every other week "fighting oppression" over just about every way you can dream up to claim someone is oppressed, crying about the fascism of this or that without it sinking in that you're still free to whine about imagined fascism and if we really were a fascist country you'd be in jail or dead, why not get out?  You don't seem to have a coherent message beyond you hate it here, so leave.

Democrats Are Forcing a Civil War.  Americans believe that one can never be too rich, too thin, or too well armed.  And we are, indeed, well armed, with citizens who are beginning to see the game that is being played.  Many estimate that between 300 million and 700 million firearms are in the hands of the public.  If only 10% of those guns are brought to bear, it would mean a minimum of 30 million weapons deployed against Antifa and BLM.  No one wants to see bloodshed, especially gun-owners, who for the most part want to be left alone to protect their families, homes, places of worship, and places of employment.  Yet people are not going to stand by and watch America become another "socialist paradise."  Americans are going to fight back — this should worry the left, as every hunter is something of a sniper.

Biden's Green New Deal Is Just As Crazy As AOC's.  Joe Biden's $2 trillion climate change plan, released this week, was described by one liberal outlet as "the Green New Deal, minus the crazy."  We beg to differ.  Just look at Biden's plan to eliminate the internal combustion engine.  Biden says that on his first day in office, he will develop "rigorous new fuel economy standards aimed at ensuring 100% of new sales for light- and medium-duty vehicles will be zero emissions."  He hasn't said exactly when he wants new cars to be all-electric, but House Democrats have already established a timetable.  Their new climate change plan calls for mandating 100% "clean" vehicles by 2035.  Keep in mind that as of today, plug-in electrics account for 0.5% of cars on the road, and made up less than 2% of new vehicles sold in 2019.  And that's despite massive public subsidies that have cost taxpayers $5 billion in credits to — mostly wealthy — EV buyers.  Clearly, consumers are not that interested in plug-ins, which is why Biden and his fellow Democrats want to force electric cars on everyone in the name of climate change.

Leftist Protests, More Sacred Than Church Services.  For many Americans, the most painful consequence of the coronavirus lockdowns was closing down church services.  The grace and peace of Sunday makes it easier to make it through the week.  But our media and political elites are indifferent to that pain, or openly hostile. [...] Most regular churchgoers didn't want to fit into that secular-media stereotype of being so fanatically trusting in God's protection that they would gather unmasked in churches and share hugs and handshakes.  Church singers would disband their choirs for the duration.  They were willing to observe lockdowns as a public-health necessity.  But then came the "Black Lives Matter" protests clogging the streets to protest the death of George Floyd.  Suddenly, mass gatherings were not only allowed, they were praised and glorified on a global scale.  The coronavirus counters dropped off cable-news screens, replaced by "beautiful" protest scenes, live from the streets.

Seattle City Council Member Suggests Layoffs By Race If Police Budget Is Slashed, Chief Best Says No.  Last week Ed wrote about the push to cut Seattle's police budget by 50 percent.  In response to that, Police Chief Carmen Best released a video to her department warning that some budget cuts were probably coming.  "I will fiercly advocate that we focus on realistic, responsible solutions not political gestures or pandering or political posturing," Best said.  She continued, "I do not believe we should ask the people of Seattle to test out a theory that crime goes away if police go away.  That is completely reckless."  That phrase made news and was even tweeted out by the White House.

I'm Milwaukee's police chief.  Here's what 'defunding the police' might mean.  Our officers are also members of the community, have families, care about police-community relations and, like everyone else, want to go home safely to their loved ones at the end of their shift.  I have heard the outcries of racial injustice.  Generational wounds of oppression, racism and disenfranchisement have been reopened by examples of totally unacceptable and completely illegal police brutality.  These are real emotions and reactions that cannot be understated.  The byproduct of the past few weeks is great division and further discord.  It has turned into an "Us vs.  Them" mentality.  That must change.

De Blasio says he's got 'no respect' for NYPD union leader amid public feud and rising crime.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has had a contentious relationship with his police department practically since his first day in office, said Thursday [7/16/2020] he has "no respect" for an NYPD union president who has ripped him often in the past.  "The [Sergeants Benevolent Association] has only practiced division, they foment hatred ... they do not try to help us move forward," de Blasio said of the SBA during his daily press conference, the New York Post reported.  "They don't try to create anything good.  I have no respect for the leadership of the SBA," he added.

Defiant Portland mayor tells feds to 'stay inside' or 'leave' city, asks DHS to clean up graffiti.  Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler lashed out at the Department of Homeland Security on Twitter Tuesday [7/14/2020], urging federal agents to "stay inside" or "leave" as the city faces its sixth straight week of protests and unrest.  "I told the Acting Secretary that my biggest immediate concern is the violence federal officers brought to our streets in recent days, and the life-threatening tactics his agents use," Wheeler wrote Tuesday evening.  "We do not need or want their help."

Beyond City Council Chambers and Newsrooms, Americans Still Back the Blue.  [Scroll down]  Frankly, I don't have much hope for the cities in the short term.  People keep saying "vote them out," but the people saying that mostly don't live in the cities.  People who do live in the cities mostly don't vote in their local elections.  Those who do vote in those elections are more and more denizens of the hard left who see city government as their instrument of revenge and path to their destructive fantasies about "transforming" America.  Most Americans don't want America transformed or reimagined.  If anything, they want its best pre-plague aspects restored — such as the vibrant economy we had and the historically low violent crime rates we took for granted less than six months ago.  The urban cancel culture leftists are far outside the American mainstream, but they dominate city elections and thereby own city council chambers.

'Hex racists': Witch joins effort to take out conservative students at University of North Texas.  A campaign launched to oust a conservative student club at the University of North Texas includes a petition, a campus president "looking into" the matter — and if that weren't enough, apparently a witch has joined the cause.  The president of the Young Conservatives of Texas chapter reportedly faces spells of some sort from at least one self-described witch and possibly more who have sided with progressives seeking to pressure administrators to ban the group.

Dem Rep. McEachin:  Racial and Environmental Justice 'Intertwined'.  During Friday's Democratic Weekly Address, Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) stated that Americans recognize more has to be done to deal with "two critical and intertwined issues in our nation:  the unfinished work of racial justice and the need for environmental justice to protect our communities."

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What is "environmental justice," and what does the environment have to do with race?

Seattle police chief says 'reckless' and 'political' 50 percent budget cut would lead to major layoffs for black officers.  Seattle police Chief Carmen Best on Friday accused the City Council of recklessness and "political pandering" by advocating to slash her department's budget by 50 percent, arguing that cutting funds to that extent would be asking citizens "to test out a theory that crime goes away if police go away."  "These 2020 cut scenarios by the Council are political gestures, however, not realistic or rational solutions.  SPD is absolutely committed to transforming the department and has already started the process.  But if we are asked to cut 50 percent of our department overnight, we will be forced into decisions that do not serve our shared long-term goal of re-envisioning community safety," Best wrote in a letter addressed to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Friday [7/10/2020].

Two Important Questions for White Democrats in 2020.  The current rage for cultural Marxism, notably its critical race theory trope that America is "systemically racist," causes many problems for the Left and, in particular, its presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden (a.k.a., "Joey Basement") as well as other Democratic office seekers. [...] The Left's proposed solution for America is a "fundamental transformation."  The specifics are hazy, but apparently it requires the imposition of socialism and/or Communism; the abolition of our actual history; the cancellation of individuals; the eradication of constitutional rights; and the destruction of prosperity.  Talk about a cure being worse than the disease, especially when the disease does not exist!  For white Americans, however, these adherents to the "1619" thesis would have us believe there is no cure.

Dukes of Hazzard stars say 'the politically correct generation has gotten way out of hand'.  Dukes of Hazzard co-stars John Schneider and Tom Wopat addressed the long-time controversy over the show's iconic General Lee car, saying political correctness has gone too far as protests mount over the Confederate flag that the famed vehicle features prominently on its roof.  Both stars defended the customized 1969 Dodge Charger used in the hit action and comedy show about cousins Bo and Luke Duke, former moonshiners who live in rural Georgia.  The car, named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee, has enjoyed its own popularity as much as the actors, becoming a crowd pleaser at fan and collectors conventions.

House Democrats Propose Budget Cuts to Park Police as Monuments Are Being Targeted by Mobs.  House Democrats on the Appropriations Committee proposed budget cuts to the U.S. Park Police as monuments and memorials are being targeted by mobs and protests continue to occur in the streets in the Washington, D.C. area. [...] The Park Police has seen a lot of action as protests became riots during the recent weeks of unrest the country has experienced in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.  The Department of Interior said at least 60 Park officers were injured during the riots in the nation's capital.

LAPD Scorns Nationwide Effort to Bring Them Down.  The nation seems to have turned on the law enforcement officers of this country overnight as protests and demonstrations morphed into riots and a demand to end police departments.  As leaders of major American cities, members of Congress and entire city councils have called to either abolish police or gut their budgets, the men and women in blue have bravely continued to do their best to keep people safe.  Protester and rioters, who have gathered en masse in cities and towns across the nation for more than a month, attack officers, light their equipment on fire, and even shoot at the police with near impunity as mayors and governors applaud.  "Don't be afraid of democracy," Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) famously said to President Trump at the beginning of a weeks long occupation in the center of her city.  Several people were shot and two teens were killed in that zone after protesters blocked the police from entering while calling them "pigs" and insisting they be eradicated.

Crenshaw takes aim at Duckworth's patriotism, accuses her of supporting the 'destruction of America'.  Freshman GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw (Texas) took aim at Sen. Tammy Duckworth Wednesday, questioning the Illinois Democrat's patriotism after she suggested that there should be a "national dialogue" about whether to remove statues and monuments of the founding fathers.  Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, was discussing voter outreach to veterans during a Trump campaign "MAGA meetup" event on Thursday when he took a swing at Duckworth, a combat veteran who lost both her legs serving in Iraq, accusing her of supporting the "destruction of America," The Washington Post first reported.  "I think a general message that the left stands for the destruction of America and the right doesn't probably works pretty well with veterans, even liberal ones, because even liberal veterans probably don't agree with that, unless you're Tammy Duckworth," he said.

The Winds of Woke.  Before Thursday morning [7/9/2020] I had not heard of Thomas Bosco, and I am willing to bet you haven't heard of him either.  He runs a café in Upper Manhattan. [...] Bosco seems like a noble small businessman making his way in a turbulent world.  There's a problem, though.  He once expressed an opinion.  Though Black Lives Matter signs are posted throughout the restaurant, and its owner identifies as "a liberal guy who supports almost every liberal cause I can think of," in early June Bosco told MSNBC that he voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and expects to do so again. [...] "The backlash was swift, as you might expect," writes Paybarah.  Neighbors denounced Bosco on Facebook.  Some vowed not to patronize the café.  Randi Weingarten, who as president of the American Federation of Teachers draws close to half a million dollars in salary and benefits, wrote online that it would be "hard to ever go back."  No more tips for the barista from her.  As for the drag queens, they are taking their glitter elsewhere.

Squad members push wide-ranging bill that slashes police funds, gives reparations.  Democratic Reps.  Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts announced the BREATHE Act on Tuesday — legislation that would radically transform the nation's criminal justice system by eliminating life sentences, retroactively expunging drug crimes, shutting down multiple federal agencies and permanently closing prisons and immigration detention centers, among other agenda items.  The bill also seeks to end gang databases, establish pilot programs for a universal basic income, and afford voting rights and "lifetime education" to all illegal immigrants and incarcerated criminals.

9 Radical Ideas in the Biden-Sanders 'Unity' Platform.  Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released the policy recommendations of their "unity task force" on Wednesday [7/8/2020]. [...] Here are nine of the most radical proposals in the "unity" document: [...] [#3] "End cash bail."  The platform calls for eliminating cash bail across the country — a radical experiment in criminal justice reform that has only just begun in California and New York, with results that are deeply concerning.  The idea is to reduce inequities, but in practice the end of cash bail means releasing violent criminals to commit more crimes.  One suspect in antisemitic attacks in New York City late last year, for example, was repeatedly re-arrested after her releases.

Americans Defund Democrats in Statehouse Elections as Democrats Seek to Defund Police.  Americans significantly decreased contributions to Democrats running for state legislature seats in the second quarter as the Democrat Party has turned hard left, fundraising information announced this week shows.  The lackluster performance by Democrats at the state level could have broader national implications.  First off, state-level political trends sometimes forecast later looming national trends — "from the State House to the White House," the saying goes.

Biden Says Police Have "Become the Enemy" and Calls For Defunding the Police.  Joe Biden on Wednesday [7/8/2020] fully embraced the defund the police movement.  77-year-old Biden stumbled his way through an interview with health care activist Ady Barkan.  Ady Barkan was diagnosed with terminal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2016 and speaks through a computer voice.  Biden went all in and caved to radical leftists like Ilhan Omar and AOC and said he "absolutely" supports taking away funding from police departments across the country.

New Yorkers 'no longer trust the police,' state attorney general says.  Two weeks of protests and unrest in New York City after the death of George Floyd only intensified the overwhelming distrust many feel toward the New York City Police Department, the state's attorney general, Letitia James, concluded in a preliminary report. [...] James also said at a press conference that after three days of public hearings, in which she heard from protesters and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, the commissioner's testimony on the events was "at odds with the vast majority of the protesters who came before us."

Joe Biden, the Anti-American Candidate.  Sadly, the truth and reality of America are being broadly distorted by media and others on the left, and it's having impact.  According to a new Gallup poll, 63% of Americans say they are very proud or extremely proud to be American.  This is the lowest reading ever recorded since Gallup has measured it.  The first time it was done, in 2001, 87% said they were very or extremely proud.  Among Republicans, 67% say they are very or extremely proud.  However, among Democrats, it's only 24%.  Forty-nine percent of white Americans say they are very or extremely proud compared with 24% of nonwhite Americans.  The drop among nonwhites in recent years has been particularly sharp.  Just four years ago, 45% of nonwhites said they were very or extremely proud.

The Gangsterization of the Democrat Party.  Let's start with a series of rhetorical questions related to the upcoming presidential elections:
  •   Does a broken storefront add votes to the Democrats?
  •   Does a burning car add votes to the Democrats?
  •   Does a killed or wounded policeman add votes to the Democrats?
  •   Does a toppled statue add votes to the Democrats?
  •   Does an "autonomous zone" add votes to the Democrats?
  •   Does a demolished synagogue or a destroyed church add votes to the Democrats?
Simple human logic suggests that the answers to all these questions are negative.  Why do Democrats do all of this?  Currently, the majority opinion is solidly against the rioters.  Why did Democrats move from ideological gangsterism to a real one?  After all, this is silly, just silly.  Democrats have brought America into a post-Orwellian world, in which they demanded the presence of the police at a protest rally dedicated to defunding of police.  So many police officers, abandoned by their Democrat mayors, decided to go Galt.  Are Democrats complete blockheads or political duffers?

Tucker Carlson:  We Cannot Let Democrats Run This Country Because They Hate It.  Monday, Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson opened his show by giving President Donald Trump's speech at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota high marks.  He then pointed to the Democrat backlash and concluded that Democrats and their allies in the media hate the country.  He alluded to remarks made by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to bolster that point.  Carlson then posed the question:  Could the left in America lead a country that it hates?

Know Your Enemy:  Undeniable Truths About the Left.  [Scroll down]  More and more people are becoming wise to all that is going on and that includes the average Democrat voter.  They see what their party is doing to this country and they are taking note.  These average working-class Democrats are just like the average working-class conservatives who only want to have a good job, savings, good schools for their kids, a nice house, and to live in a safe community.  They see their party becoming dangerously radicalized and I do not doubt that they are just as troubled about the direction of the country as we conservatives are.  These men and women may not voice their disgust , but do not be surprised to read a post mortem to the election that will show many Democrats casting a vote for Trump.  And I believe that will also be true of the Black community.

How San Francisco's Democrats made Jim Jones, and then made his memory vanish.  Do you remember that time the entire Democratic Party in California behaved like cultists, enraptured by Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones?  If you lived through the bizarre suicides of 918 people in Guyana on Nov. 18, 1978, it's hard not to remember where you were when you heard the news.  It would be like forgetting about the Challenger explosion or Sept. 11.  But collective amnesia over just who aided and abetted Jim Jones is much easier to explain.  The same influence used on Jones's behalf during his life helped after his death to erase the causes and candidates he supported.  "Such greatness I have found in Jim Jones's Peoples Temple," Harvey Milk gushed.  Yes, that Harvey Milk.  Willie Brown, later speaker of the California assembly and mayor of San Francisco, compared Jim Jones to Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi.  Dianne Feinstein joined the rest of the San Francisco board of supervisors in honoring Jones "in recognition of his guidance and inspiration" in furthering "humanitarian programs."

The Fierce Fight Over America's Ideals and History.  Americans do more than tolerate calls to live up to our highest ideals.  We embrace them.  Martin Luther King knew that when he spoke at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.  "When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.  This note was a promise that all men would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. ... So we have come to cash this check."  Honoring that check brings together Americans of all political stripes.  Most think, rightly, that King's dream is the American dream.  They do not believe the dream itself is a fraud, an opiate for the masses.  They reject this frontal assault on America's history and basic values.  They see it every day on television and, more privately, when their children come home from school and say what they are being taught.

Cambridge walk-out:  Whole Foods employees boycott over facial mask policy.  It began three weeks ago with two Whole Foods employees being told they cannot wear Black Lives Matter face masks on the job.  The two employees in Bedford, New Hampshire were sent home for a violation of the company's dress code policy.  The employees were told to go home several times, it is reported, for violating store policy by wearing face masks and sneakers imprinted with "Black Lives Matter" and "I can't breathe."  One worker said they wore the apparel for two days before being told about the store policy.

Democrat Senator:  Founding Fathers And American Heroes Are 'Dead Traitors'.  Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) criticized President Trump's 4th of July speech at Mount Rushmore for focusing on the accomplishments of historical figures.  "He spent all of his time talking about dead traitors," Duckworth, a potential Biden vice president pick, told CNN in an interview.  In his speech, President Trump listed numerous historical figures and celebrities who played a large role in American history.  Among those listed were the founding fathers, the presidents of Mount Rushmore, Fredwrick Douglass, Ulysses S. Grant, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, and Elvis Presley.  "Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children," President Trump said, as he highlighted the accomplishments of notable Americans.

Could IT Happen Here?  [Scroll down]  One reason Hitler wasn't taken seriously during the early 1930s was because the world media presented Hitler (and Mussolini) as caricatures to be laughed at more than feared. [...] Most law-abiding Americans shake their heads in disgust at what is happening.  Some view anarchist antics as more comical than threatening.  For instance:
  •   Weirdly designed pink [...] hats that look like props from a 1950s sci-fi movie.
  •   Garage door pull that had been used for months suddenly seen as a KKK noose.
  •   Bizarrely named autonomous zones that are declared separate countries.
  •   Young white girls yelling at older black cops that the black cops do not understand racism.

Spoiled 'self-hating white chicks' sing 'Ashamed to be an American,' illustrate what's wrong with BLM.  On Saturday [7/4/2020], a young, gay, anti-Trump white woman posted a TikTok video depicting her and another young white woman singing an anti-American rendition of Lee Greenwood's classic patriotic song, "God Bless the USA." [...] In short, she's a far-left zealot, and thus her views are completely detached from reality, as noted in the tweet above by black reporter and conservative commentator Jon Miller.  According to Miller, the two are "self-hating" in the sense that they hate the country where they grew up and now live seemingly comfortable lives.

Time for cancel culture to ditch the Kennedys.  If Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Columbus no longer pass woke muster in Boston, then it's time for the Kennedys to go.

Leftists Stomp, Dance on U.S. Flag Outside White House on July 4th.  Far-left "anti-fascist" and Black Lives Matters (BLM) activists stomped and danced on the United States flag Saturday as part of a Fourth of July protest in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.  The activists were caught on camera by Breitbart News stomping and dancing the Cha-Cha Slide on the flag.  A number of those in attendance appeared to be affiliated with Refuse Fascism, an Antifa group founded in 2017 to combat President Donald Trump's administration.  Others in the crowd were also seen wearing BLM t-shirts and identified themselves as supporters of the cause.

Democrats Are Fine With Watching America Burn.  For weeks, cities across the country have been overrun by leftist anarchists seeking to destroy the United States from the inside out.  Leftist mayors have not only stood by to watch but have openly endorsed criminal behavior.  After all, it's "for a good cause."  In Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan allowed leftist anarchists to take over a number of city blocks and called it the beginning of a "summer of love."  After multiple murders of black teenagers, Durkan still did nothing to shut the zone down and tied the hands of the police chief.  When 19-year-old Horace Lorenzo Anderson was killed, she didn't bother to call his father with the news.  She finally took action when rowdy protestors, led by socialist City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, marched to her personal home.  In Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot had the nerve to lecture President Trump on leadership as murders and shootings in the city skyrocket.  In Minneapolis, the city council voted to defund the police while using thousands of dollars of taxpayer money for their own private security.  In New York, Mayor Bill DeBlasio is slashing the NYPD's budget and allowing the mob to vandalize statues of George Washington and other important historical figures.

We must decide whether we want to save America.  America is in crisis.  Her destiny is on the line, and she will survive only if we still love her.  A battle rages in the streets, in academia, in the culture, and in the hearts and minds of the American people over whether America was and remains a good and great nation. [...] Don't believe for a second that the anarchists who have hijacked peaceful protests are conflicted on this issue.  They want to tear down the entire system, which they say cannot be fixed.

Going to National Parks Is Racist, Declares ABC News.  In the six weeks since a multiracial group of Minnesota cops killed George Floyd, America has learned all sorts of things about what caused the crime.  It wasn't just those cops' fault, you see.  It wasn't just the responsibility of the city of Minneapolis or even the state of Minnesota.  As it turns out, every white person in the world is responsible for Floyd's death.  That's why we now need to tear down any statue of any historical figure who was Caucasian, even the guy who signed the Emancipation Proclamation.  That's why any white person who voices a black character on a cartoon show needs to step aside now.  That's why we need to expunge that episode of The Golden Girls where they wore mud masks and the dumb one said, "We're not really black."  All of those things are racist.  All of those things made those cops kill that guy.  And we're just getting started.  Everything that white people enjoy is racist, because they're white people.  Even going to national parks is racist now, because most of the people who go to national parks are white.

National Parks Are Latest Target of Systemic Racism Claim in America.  Elements of the left are claiming now that America's national parks are built on systemic racism.  "The outdoors and public lands suffer from the same systemic racism that the rest of our society does," Joel Pannell, associate director of the Sierra Club, said in an ABC report, titled "America's Great White Outdoors."  The report called the parks "stubborn bastions of self-segregation."  "If we don't address this, and we don't see how all these things are interrelated, then we're going to risk losing everything," Pannell said.  "You're not going to have public lands to enjoy."

U. of Texas Law Prof Wants to Rewrite 'Racist,' 'Obsolete' Constitution.  University of Texas at Austin Constitutional Law Professor Richard Albert argued this week that the United States should revise the Constitution to remove "racist" and "gendered" language.  In the op-ed published by The Hill, Albert claimed that the Constitution suggests that only men can be elected president of the United States.  University of Texas at Austin Law Professor Richard Albert published an op-ed for the Hill this week in which he argued that the United States should revise the Constitution to be compatible with the progressive values of the modern era.

What a Great Time to Be President!  [Scroll down]  For President Trump, the present challenges are transformational.  To overcome them, he will continue to face fierce, unprecedented opposition from the Left who, even prior to Trump's election have engaged in lawless, seditious activities to undermine his campaign, his legitimacy, and hamstring his administration.  This leftist opposition is not dispositive of his ruin, however.  Indeed, as every leftist leader, organization, and institution sounds more and more like an MSNBC commentator, the American people will do to them what they have done to that ill-fated network:  Continue to tune them out.  After all, there is a reason left-leaning networks have fewer viewers than Fox, and liberal talk radio pales before the audiences of conservative radio:  Americans don't want to hear their country and themselves slandered as immoral and evil.  There are simply more Americans who want to hear that they and their country are good and decent and can accomplish great deeds.

Joe Biden Owns The Democratic Party's Insanity.  In New York City, shootings have skyrocketed over the past few weeks to levels not seen since what we refer to as "the bad old days."  Teenagers are being senselessly killed in our streets.  What is the Democratic Party's answer to this?  They are stripping a billion dollars from the $6 billion budget of the New York Police Department in a display of virtue signaling that will lead to bullet holes in black and brown bodies.  As Democrats across the country plot to defund the police and tear down statues of great Americans, as they cower to mobs that set up "autonomous zones" where people are raped and murdered, Joe Biden is hiding behind his mask.  Every single time a racist or bigot says they support Donald Trump, the media demands the president denounce them.  Why isn't that same media demanding Biden denounce the Jacobin mobs destroying our cities?

Breakdown.  [Scroll down]  [T]he Black Lives Matter movement is tweeting about police defunding, last weekend's gay pride marches, and NASCAR's Bubba Wallace, the subject of yet another hate-crime hoax.  DeRay Mckesson, an early BLM organizer in Ferguson, is retweeting about whether homophobes are secretly gay.  Activist Shaun King, who recently called for vandals to destroy stained-glass windows portraying the Baby Jesus and Mary, is retweeting that Mount Rushmore is an act of vandalism.  Ja'Mal Green, a Black Lives Matter organizer in Chicago who was arrested in 2016 for assaulting and attempting to disarm an officer, offered a $5,000 reward on Saturday for information on the killing of the one-year-old boy in Chicago, but coupled that offer with another call to defund the police.  Since then, Green has been tweeting about abortion rights and the extradition of President Trump to Iran.

Biden and Dems Are Set to Abolish the Suburbs.  President Trump had a great riff at his rally the other day in Phoenix.  It was all about "abolish," about how the Left wants to abolish the police, ICE, bail, even borders.  Trump's riff is effective because it is true.  The Left has gone off the deep end, and they're taking the Democrats with them.  Well, there's another "abolish" the president can add to his list, and it just might be enough to tip the scales this November.  Joe Biden and the Democrats want to abolish America's suburbs.  Biden and his party have embraced yet another dream of the radical Left: a federal takeover, transformation, and de facto urbanization of America's suburbs.  What's more, Biden just might be able to pull off this "fundamental transformation."

$1.5B in NYPD cuts not enough for AOC: 'Defunding police means defunding police'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday [6/30/2020] the proposed $1.5 billion NYPD budget slash didn't go far enough.  "Defunding police means defunding police.  It does not mean budget tricks or funny math.  It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education's budget so the exact same police remain in schools," the self-described Democratic Socialist said in a press release about the budget deal between the City Council and Mayor de Blasio.  "It does not mean counting cuts in overtime as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends on overtime anyways.  The fight to defund policing continues," she said.

Virginia Democrats Propose Reducing Charge For Assaulting Police Officers.  Virginia Senate Democrats are proposing the reduction of the charge of assault on a police officer from a felony to a simple misdemeanor offense.  The proposal, one of 28 championed by the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus to reform the state's law enforcement systems, would get rid of the current law that considers an assault of a police officer a Class 6 felony and imposes a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months.

DNC Official 2020 Position:  Celebrating July 4th Equals White Supremacy.  Under normal conditions one might expect to identify this moment as the official moment the rubicon of DNC insanity has been crossed.  However, it's 2020, therefore as soon as you think the boundaries of DNC stupidity have been reached, the DNC will bring out their stupid boundary stretchers.  In a tweet earlier tonight [6/29/2020] the DNC takes the official position that celebrating the fourth of July is the equivalent of celebrating white supremacy.

Seattle City Council Member Blames 'Capitalism's Brutality' for CHOP Murders.  [Scroll down]  I have no idea how someone like this ever gets elected.  I mean, I understand how Democrats get elected even if I have profound disagreements with them on policy and social issues.  But Kshama Sawant has shown herself to be an insane person for years.  She's actually suspected to have let protesters into the City Hall some weeks back before the CHOP was established on the streets.  She should be in jail, not rattling on Twitter about how capitalism is somehow responsible for lawlessness and murders.  Sawant's "movement" is failing like all socialist movements ultimately fail.  It's destroying businesses and it's costing people their lives.  The fact that the mayor of Seattle won't step in and stop this is an incredible breach of duty.  If Seattle's residents care anything about their own safety and prosperity, they have to change course and kick these people out of office.  Unfortunately, what seems obvious to outsiders is often lost on those living in these areas.  They are so eaten up with faux guilt and wanting to appear woke that they'll continue to vote for their own demise.  It's sad to watch.

These are dangerous times.  The left wants to force you to be silent.  That is why you need to speak up.  The liberty-minded majority has to speak up for freedom or it will be silenced forever.  That is not hyperbole.  Facebook and the authoritarian left have become more blatant about silencing the pro-liberty right to the point of directly influencing the upcoming election.  Katie makes the critical point that we need to step in and counter the efforts of those who would impose authoritarianism.  While we don't agree with every point she makes, she does emphasize that we need to leave the ad hominem attacks to the leftists.  We are on the right side of history.  The facts are on our side.  [Video clip]

America's Problem Is Systemic Liberalism.  Look through the endless woke tweets of your favorite hack journalist, pinko pol, or Hollywood half-wit, or even go up to some self-described liberal in your own life, and see if you can find one iota of deviation from any of the approved liberal dogma.  Good luck.  You won't find a smidgeon of nonconformity.  You won't detect a molecule of dissent. [...] You can't reason with them — appealing to reason is futile.  Systemic liberalism is the real poison in America's veins, not the fanciful notion pushed by bigots, charlatans, and demagogues, that the American enterprise is dedicated to invidious discrimination on the basis of race.

Who's the Real Party of the Rich?  [Scroll down]  How do we shed light on the party of the ruling class?  Where can we reliably compare and contrast the effects of Democrat and Republican policies on common Americans?  Since Washington, D.C. is a moral swamp where Deep State bureaucrats use all means at their disposal to destroy all adversaries to the ruling class, more can be learned at the state level.  Small businesses are in a sense the "canary in the coal mine" because they lack the resources and social connections to reasonably navigate burdensome regulations.  The owners of these businesses also tend to have an independent streak that does not sit well with many of the credentialed elites who regulate them.

'This is not Seattle': Oklahoma protesters hit with terrorism charges.  A district attorney in Oklahoma hit several protesters with charges of assault, rioting, and terrorism in connection to recent violent protests that took place in Oklahoma City.  Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said on Friday [6/26/2020] that he chose to pursue the toughest charges against the rioters because he does not support the lawlessness that has taken place in some parts of the country, including the "police-free" region of Seattle known as the Capitol Hill Occupied Protests, or CHOP.  "This is not Seattle," he told the Oklahoman.  "We're not putting up with this lawlessness here."

Voting Isn't Enough to Combat the Woke Left.  Recently, I read with great interest James Lindsay's essay called "The Woke Breaking Point."  There, he invites his readers to ask friends and acquaintances "What would it take for you to say that the Woke movement has gone too far?"  This, he suggests, is a way to help people keep themselves honest:  if you consider in advance what state of affairs, specifically, would be "too far," then you will be able to recognize better the excesses of the totalitarian Left and more ready to resist them at the point when it becomes absolutely necessary.  Reframing the question, he writes:  "Ask.  When is enough, enough?"  To his credit, Lindsay recognizes that posing this question is a tricky rhetorical gambit.  "To get real about this, you shouldn't expect this conversation to go well," he writes.  "It might, of course, depending on the relationship, but it's very likely to be received defensively or with an assumption that you've lost your mind.  So here's some advice:  don't expect it to go well.  Don't expect them to come around.  Don't expect them to take you seriously.  Just get the question out there where they have to think about it."

Minneapolis Officials Calling to 'Defund Police' Spend $63G on Private Security.  Minneapolis City Council members who called to 'defund the police' amid the Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd have spent $63,000 on private security detail following death threats.  The private security detail is reportedly costing $4,500 a day in taxpayer's money.  The total spent over the last three weeks now stands at $63,000.  "The names of the people getting security details are not public," a city spokesperson told Fox News.

Seattle City Council Unanimously Votes to Repeal Drug Traffic and Prostitution Loitering Laws.  The Seattle City Council unanimously voted to repeal the city's drug traffic and prostitution loitering laws on Monday, sending the bill to Mayor Jenny Durkan for signing.  Two years in the making, the bill seeks to eliminate the ordinances helping police crack down on loitering by suspected drug dealers and prostitutes — ordinances that a lead sponsor of the repeal bill calls "manifestly unjust," The Seattle Times reports.

Shameless: Minneapolis city council votes to disband police — but pays $4500 a day for private security.  Protection for we, social workers for thee?  The Minneapolis city council seems determined to prove the hypocrisy of "defund the police," all the way to the point of satire.  Yesterday, the council voted unanimously to pursue a still-ambiguous plan to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a more politically correct "Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention."  Would that include police, though — and if so, what's the point?

Is It Time For Americans To Start Talking About The Devil?  [Scroll down]  Don't get me wrong.  I'm not saying that all these anti-white radicals have consciously entered a pact with the Devil.  Yes, there are those Alinskyites who have deliberately sold their souls to Satan, but most radicals are unwittingly under his spell.  Think about it:  Do you ever wonder why it is so impossible to communicate facts and logic to an Open Borders zealot?  Try as we might we can never break the hypnotic hold that anti-Historical American Nation malice has on these people.  Do they not seem like they are operating under a kind of otherworldly spell?  Saint Paul warns us that Satan's minions often appear as "ministers of righteousness" exercising the art of soul murder by employing the language of goodwill.  In due course, today's ministers of righteousness are working overtime to ruin the lives of ordinary white people like Amy Cooper, Nick Sandmann, or Paula Deen.  They experience a moral thrill whenever they cancel, dox, and deplatform people whose only crime is being white.

Leftist Minstrel Show:  Self-abasing protestors mostly white, and blacks are starting to laugh.  Anti-racism protests, which form the backdrop of the violence, desecration and looting going on around the U.S., are starting to look just a little bit strange to some black people.  Made up almost solely of whites, they feature kneeling, self-abasement, calls for absolution, and vows of reparation.  There have been celebrities declaring they 'take responsibility,' Congress members bowing in Kente cloth stoles, ritual kneelings in the street, uplifted fists of ecstasy, and in one particularly ridiculous instance, thick, pasty white protestors dancing around a fallen Columbus statue as Indian drums beat, oblivous to the logic of their declaration, in that they best go back to Europe to atone.  They've actually become religious rituals for white people with no religion and in need of one, what with global warming not coming through on its promises of Armaggedon.

The Left's Idea of Bringing Us Together.  Earlier this month, former Defense Secretary James Mattis whined:  "Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people.  Instead, he tries to divide us."  Apparently, Mattis wasn't alive when Barack Obama was president.  His quest for unity started as a candidate, when he described Middle Americans as bitterly clinging to religion, guns and anti-immigrant sentiments — in other words, as fanatics, gun nuts and xenophobes.  In 2016, Hillary Clinton was the left's unity candidate — heaping calumny on the heads of "deplorables" (bitter-clingers 2.0).  Now comes Joe Biden, who said at an April fundraiser that Trump voters, "really support the notion that, you know, all Mexicans are rapists and all Muslims are bad."  So, if you're tired of illegals streaming across the border, Dems say you believe Mexicans are all rapists and if you're critical of the way Muslim countries treat Christians, to Dems, it's the same as saying, "all Muslims are bad."  Naturally, no one in the establishment media denounced this slander.

RNC ad puts a spotlight on Dem tactics that bolster 'Marxist' attack on America.  The Republican National Committee released a new ad this Tuesday designed to highlight how "left-wing anarchists are using chaos to destroy America" as Democrats watch sometimes with tacit approval and other times with beaming support. [...] [T]he video links the ongoing madness being perpetrated across the country by Black Lives Matter extremists — think police cruisers being burnt, police officers being run down, statues being toppled, etc. — with the incendiary rhetoric of Democrat political figures ranging from Nancy Pelosi to Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.

Victor Davis Hanson: 2020 Election Is Now an 'Existential Question,' 'Civilization' vs.  Its Destruction.  The protests and rioting that began with the killing of George Floyd in late May have morphed into something much more insidious in late June, to the point where issues that previously dominated the election landscape no longer matter so much, some conservatives are saying.  As anarchists and "protesters" tear down statues, declare autonomous zones, and deface public property in Democrat-run cities, it's "not about the icon on the statue, it's about humiliation and power," Victor Davis Hanson, an author and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, told Fox News's Tucker Carlson Monday night [6/22/2020].

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What will happen when Trump is re-elected?  The riots will continue.  What will happen if the Democrat (whoever replaces Biden) is elected instead?  The riots will continue unimpeded.

New Jersey ranked least patriotic state in America.  Thinking about holding your Fourth of July blowout in New Jersey?  Better think again.  The Garden State is the least patriotic state in the US, according to a new ranking released Monday [6/22/2020] by financial advice Web site WalletHub.com.  Measuring 13 metrics on military and civic engagement — including veteran residents per capita, percentage of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election and rates of volunteerism — the study ranked Jersey dead last among the 50 states.  But flag-waving New Yorkers shouldn't get too smug, as the Empire State finished next-to-last in the ranking.

How a Conservative Commentator Turned the Left's Cancel Culture Campaign Against Itself.  The left-wing mob is recharged and totally insane.  They're back on this cancel culture nonsense.  They're tearing down statues of historical figures they view as problematic.  There is no reasoning with them.  They're the intellectual al-Qaeda of our time.  You don't negotiate with terrorists.  As Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, and Roosevelt are being targeted, two things are clear.  This has never been about Confederate statues, folks.  This has been centered on the Left's hatred of America and its history and the bizarre fetish to rewrite it through a woke paradigm where no nuance is afforded to anyone.  The far-left loony code of ethics, for lack of a better term, is retroactively applied here.  It's utterly insane.

"When the new battleground for civil rights is ice cream, it may be time to lay down arms."
The Activist Never Sleeps.  In the wake of last week's Supreme Court ruling on gay rights in the workplace, Andrew Sullivan asked what sounded like a reasonable question — when can proponents of a cause claim victory?  This, of course, is a rhetorical question, as Sullivan himself later admits.  The answer is "never," and it is as applicable to our current turmoil as to the Court decision.  Victory means the game is over.  That is not how activism works.  Activism is an industry whose only goal is self-perpetuation.  Activism provides livelihoods, social, and political power, and a sense of relevance.

Ben & Jerry's honors Juneteenth: 'Defund the police, defend Black communities!'  Ben & Jerry's isn't leaving the company's stance up for interpretation.  The beloved ice cream maker took to Instagram Friday to speak out about the importance of Juneteenth, which emancipated black Americans who remained enslaved two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.  "Defund the police, defend Black communities!" Ben & Jerry's captioned a brightly colored image of a black individual scooping ice cream.  "This #Juneteenth, it's more important than ever that we dismantle the racist and ineffective model of American policing.  Learn more about how defunding the police works and why we desperately need it."

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Whatever you do, please don't ever buy this company's products.  Unless you're a lying, statue-toppling, America-hating, baby-killing Democrat, of course.

Democrats Have Failed the Black Community for Too Long.  In recent weeks, Americans have watched radical leftist anarchists and Antifa thugs engage in extreme violence and murder that will haunt many people for the rest of their lives.  Fifteen innocent civilians and two police officers were shot and killed, hundreds of civilians were savagely and brutally beaten, and more than 700 police officers were injured nationwide.  Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of property was destroyed as businesses and communities in more than 42 states were devastated by arson, looting, and mayhem that activists quickly followed with a call to defund the police.  With each passing day, both of us asked ourselves the same question: where are the governors and mayors of these cities who took an oath of office to uphold the Constitution of the United States and keep residents safe from harm?  Instead of upholding law and order — also known as doing their jobs — they turned a blind eye to the violence while praising the demonstrations that the radicals were using as cover.

This Leftist Tantrum Is an Information Operation and Trump Is Winning It.  [Scroll down]  This still an information operation, not a kinetic one.  They want to convince us we are powerless, that everyone else supports their commie agenda, that we cannot win.  Their tactics are designed to create that impression and crush our morale.  These include the 24/7 media hype, the outright media lies, the movie stars with their dumb PSAs, the staged statue attacks, the corporate solidarity proclamations, the social media cancellations, and the craven kneeling by people who are supposed to stand up for us.  But another tactic, familiar to any student of insurgencies, is to provoke an overreaction by those in power in order to undermine its moral authority.  They want is to make us (including the president) think this is a kinetic operation, and get our side to make fundamental strategic errors by failing to recognize the true nature of the threat.  They hope that such a mismatch between perception and reality will then lead to gravely damaging blunders.

Are We Headed into Year Zero?  Describing the fallout from Stanford University's decision 30 years ago to banish Western civ, Stanley Kurtz has produced an in-depth report outlining how the goal of "[a]cademic history as currently written and taught ... is to undermine the public's sense of national or civilizational identity.  With nothing left to kill or die for, the world will presumably 'live as one.'"  David Randall at RealClearEducation remarks on the report's stark conclusions that abandoning the study of Western civilization "was the erasure of a body of knowledge that constituted the American identity.  To remove Western Civ was a body-blow against America's civilizational memory — brain damage deliberately inflicted[.] ... This brain damage makes it possible for Americans to be molded by woke tyranny's euphemisms of social justice, multiculturalism, and global citizenship."

How Sweet to Be a Democrat.  They seem to think it's game to engage in despicable acts and dare anyone to hold them accountable.  No matter how bold and in your face the act, no matter how crazy the statement or preposterous the proposal (think Green New Deal), they know they will not be seriously questioned or held to account, let alone disciplined. [...] They can do and say whatever they please, safe in the knowledge that they have the media in their pockets and that most younger people haven't been taught anything that's true or that matters and therefore have no way to sort truth from fiction.  They know that many — if not most — folks rely solely on emotion, not reason and evidence, to determine what is real and what is fake.  They utilize this knowledge and those people in their incessant quest for power at all costs.

Poll: Less than a quarter of Democrats are 'extremely proud' to be American.  Barely one in four Democrats say they are "extremely proud" to be an American, according to a new poll.  A new Gallup survey of 1,034 adults living in the United States found that 42 percent said they were "extremely proud" to be an American, while 21 percent said they were "moderately proud."  Among Democrats, only 24 percent rated themselves "extremely proud."

Harvard Professor:  "Defunding The Police Is Not A Solution And Could Cost Thousands Of Black Lives".  A Harvard university Professor has urged that defunding the police would cause more loss of life, citing figures showing that there are "450 excess homicides per year" when police are not able to do their jobs proficiently.  "Defunding the police is not a solution and could cost thousands of black lives," professor Roland Fryer wrote in an email to the College Fix.  Fryer has recently authored a research paper titled "Policing the Police:  The Impact of "Pattern-or-Practice Investigations on Crime," noting that police are less present when 'viral incidents' occur, meaning crime, including homicides increase... a lot.  "Our estimates suggest that investigating police departments after viral incidents of police violence is responsible for approximately 450 excess homicides per year" the paper reads.

Denver Board of Education votes unanimously to remove police from schools.  It sounds like there was plenty of tension at the Thursday night [6/11/2020] meeting of the Denver Public Schools Board of Education.  A vote was held on a proposal to remove all SROs (school resource officers from the Denver Police Department) from all public schools in the district.  After four hours of heated debate and public comment, the board voted unanimously to remove them.  The number of SROs on campuses is to be reduced by 25% immediately with all remaining officers to be given the boot by June of next year.  Going by the local CBS coverage of the meeting, the reasons given for the decision sounded as if they had absolutely nothing to do with anything that's been going on in the local schools and it was more about national politics than anything else.

The Kountry is Korona Krazy.  [Scroll down]  In Seattle, people calling themselves anti-fascists stormed a police station and took over a neighborhood.  They're extorting money from small local businesses in exchange for "protecting" them.  They expel the people they don't like from their little utopia.  Now they're threatening to form their own nation in downtown Seattle comprised of only people they like.  They call it Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or CHAZ (how hip is that?).  This bit of socialist paradise is ruled by a homophobic criminal warlord who prances around with an AK-47.  The Seattle police chief wants to expel these criminals and return the neighborhood to the residents.  For that, Seattle libs want to cancel her.  In their eyes, the fact that she is a black and a woman is not enough; if she opposes people who trespass, loot, riot and steal in the name of a protest, then she's a racist.  The Seattle mayor is more woke than the police chief.  Unlike the police chief, the mayor supports the rioters.  Because the rioters hate America and she does too.

Mayor Walsh declares racism a public health crisis.  Mayor Martin Walsh is declaring racism a public health crisis and is aiming to transfer $12 million from the police overtime budget to help put his order in motion immediately.  Walsh said Friday [6/12/2020] there is a "new urgency" to erase racism in the city and added Boston's budget for the coming year will reallocate roughly 20% of the police OT allotment to programs for youth and other needs.  That will start with $3 million for the Boston Public Health Commission.  A new task force, chaired by former U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Wayne Budd, will also review police force policies and equity issues in the department.

Entire Florida city's SWAT team resigns after police chief kneels with protesters.  Officers of the Hallandale Beach Police Department were so angered by their chief kneeling to show solidarity with protesters that every member of the SWAT team resigned from those duties.  The officers did not resign completely from the police force, and will stay on duty.  Those who resigned specifically cited City of Hallandale Beach Police Chief Sonia Quinones kneeling with protesters against racism, hatred, and intolerance as the reason for their startling act.

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I would say kneeling with protesters was a startling act.

Pelosi presenting special US flag to Floyd family sparks outrage; 'an insult to our service members'.  Scores of Americans were outraged after seeing a picture of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) presenting an American flag to the family of George Floyd as though he had been killed fighting for the country.  The photo, which was seen posted on various social media sites, was confirmed as genuine by BizPac Review after locating it as part of a collection involving the family of Floyd on Pelosi's official Twitter feed. [...] Scores of people reacted negatively to the photo after seeing it reposted by another Twitter user.

Leftists Claim They Want Revolution, But They Underestimate The Conservative Majority.  Revolution is usually used to topple the ruling elite.  In this case, the target is the concept of constitutional freedom that is held dear by a broad well-armed sector of society.  What the liberals seek is a complete government executed civil war against conservative-minded citizens.  They will use the rule of law in an attempt to beat us down.  They will use the much-disdained law enforcement to enact their proposals.  And finally, when that doesn't work, they will utilize the military.  Make no mistake; they want us compliant.  They don't want us gone because we are the producers.  They underestimate the silent majority — we who are cleaning our weaponry, as we watch feral morons destroy things on TV.  The reason for our silence isn't that we're meek conservatives.  They haven't heard from us, because they haven't poked us, yet.  They will regret it when they do.

Parks Dept. employees spotted cleaning Coney Island bathroom with US flag.  A day before Flag Day, two city employees were spotted using the Stars and Stripes to mop the floor of a filthy Coney Island restroom, a witness told The [New York] Post.  Jose Gonzalez, a Guardian Angel who was on patrol on the boardwalk Saturday afternoon, said he saw two employees from the Parks Department wiping down a men's bathroom with a flag mop. [...] Gonzalez snapped a photo of the mophead.  "This is an absolute disgrace especially one day before Flag Day, an honored day that no one is discussing in New York City," said disgusted Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa.  "Clearly, we are not educating our citizens.  At a time when we are all divided, it's the flag that brings us together."  The city Parks Department did not immediately return Post calls for comment.

How President Trump Just Won Re-Election.  In the wake of the Floyd protests, the president has defended law and order.  He has defended business owners and police at a time when Democrats are claiming that reliance on the police is a form of "white privilege."  So when a violent criminal is breaking into my house and I call 911, that's "white privilege," and I should just let myself be robbed and murdered?  This is the crucial moment of the Trump presidency, but not in the way the media have framed it.  By standing his ground and resisting calls for change, the president will win another term.  Conservatives are watching Trump's response with intense interest because in defending law and order, he is defending us as well.  Conservatives know that they have nothing to apologize for.  It is the rioters, looters, and killers in the streets, including many young white radicals, who should be apologizing — and they should apologize from inside a prison cell.

Trump vs. Biden and our yearning for 'normalcy'.  Anyone who imagines "defund the police" doesn't actually mean defund the police should watch the viral video featuring Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey confronted on the issue by protest leaders.  Frey had been at all the protests, had sobbed at Floyd's coffin, held every correct progressive opinion — until activists asked him if he would agree to defund police.  "We don't want no police," an activist leader clarified for Frey.  When Frey couldn't agree, he was booted from the protests, as protesters hurled invective at him.  The trouble:  Police forces remain broadly popular.  Over 50 percent of Americans consistently say they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in police, with another 30 percent saying they have "some" confidence.  It isn't just white people, either.  Polls have found that as many as two-thirds of African Americans have confidence in the police; a HuffPost/YouGov poll last week found that 49 percent of black people oppose defunding the police.

Anarchy, Seattle, and All That CHAZ.  Three cities, all supremely liberal, represent an American descent into anarchy against which no one is standing.  After New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wanted to slash the police budget, the New York City Council is going about cutting $1 billion from that budget, about 16%. That will inevitably cause a reduction of police presence around the city and, with equal inevitability, result in an increase in crime.  President Trump has said that if Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Mayor Durkan didn't restore order in Seattle, he would.  But he has done precisely nothing.  In Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed in police custody on May 25, the city council plans to disband its police force entirely.  On Friday, the city council voted to replace the police with a "community-led public safety system."  What [...] is a "community-led public safety system"?  And then there's Seattle.

Gathering Is Essential — Unless You're Republican.  Destroying a business is tolerated, reopening one forbidden.  Democrats are bailing out rioters, and sending salon owners to prison.  Going to church is worse than trying to burn it down.  Protesting is a threat to public health, until experts declare your cause worthy enough.  These are the new, ever-changing rules of Democrats' America.  We'll forgive you if you have a hard time keeping up — but they won't.  After months shaming Americans who had the audacity to want to reopen their businesses safely as COVID-19 cases waned, social distancing is suddenly less important than "social justice," according to the media's health "experts."

Stereotyping for Thee, But Not for Me:  The Lawless States of America.  What athletes, actors, educators, most press and celebrities mouthing off about this don't get is that the rest of us don't want to pay to attend a sporting event, or spend time watching an awards show whose participants hijack it to make a political statement or gesture.  Find another platform and do it on your own time.  Kneel all you want, but not when the audience is captive.  The orchestrated show of Democrat-elected representatives, culturally misappropriating African tribal garb and kneeling, looked like a Saturday Night Live skit.  Between the pandemic shutdowns and the mass looting and arson, the rest of us, for the past three months have had many legal rights ripped from our arms, mostly in Democrat-run cities and states.  The protests have erupted in foreign cities; friendly and enemy states tsk-tsk or mock us.  And, it was all too easy.  Are we not better than this?

Black Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Defunding the Police.  A new poll has found that black Americans overwhelmingly oppose rioters' demands of defunding the police.  The YouGov/HuffPost poll found that most Americans do want police reform, such as banning chokeholds, but defunding the police was the least popular policy they asked about.  "Self-described liberals support defunding the police by a 13-point margin," HuffPost reported.  "But nearly every other ideological and demographic group opposes it.  Democrats and Democratic leaners oppose it by a 4-percentage point margin, and Black Americans oppose it by a 20-point margin."

Why Americans Must Stand Up to the Left's Power Grab.  Parts of the movement started by widespread revulsion at the murder of George Floyd have metastasized into a power grab by hard leftists.  Their aim goes beyond dismantling the police — likely to have an early sell-by date — but targets the suppression of such tenets of liberalism as speech and property rights.  Conservatives who want to conserve the republic as it is need to gird up for this battle.  For a brief, ephemeral moment, the country came together in condemnation of Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis.  But a crisis is a terrible thing to waste, so those who want to change America root and branch, because they see it as an experiment not worth preserving, sensed an opportunity for their agenda.

Silence is Violence:  The Quest for Totalitarian Democracy.  When a movement says, "silence is violence," it is no longer democratic, but a totalitarian movement that opposes the very essence of choice — the right to be apolitical.  Mass movements with ostensible democratic goals start out toward benign change, but their successes only feed a hunger for greater political transformation.  Left to the streets, that hunger is attracted to the extremes as the extremists are attracted to it.  When the mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, who has passionately sided with the opponents of police brutality, is heckled out of a demonstration because he refuses to commit to the mob's demand to defund the police, that is shoving someone into the theater of the absurd.

Amazing! Trump Just Got Democrats to Defend a Criminal, Anarchist Mob.  Whether he meant to do it or not, Trump has gotten two prominent Democrats, a governor of a state and a mayor of a large city, to defend what can only be described as the unlawful actions of a violent, anarchist mob.  They hate Trump so much and are so fervent in their desire to oppose his every utterance they have gladly defended the indefensible.  All Trump had to do was make a common-sense condemnation of anarchy, theft, violence, and hooliganism in Seattle and Democrats reflexively attack him and defend the criminals.  So now the political lines are drawn.  Trump opposes and condemns the mob that has commandeered several blocks of a major American city as their own.  Prominent Democrats have defended the action and even praised it as patriotic.

Just In:  Minneapolis City Council Unanimously Votes to Replace Police with 'Community-Led Public Safety System'.  The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously voted a resolution to replace the police with a 'community-led public safety system.'  Get out while you can!  The radical left is pushing to "defund the police" following the death of George Floyd.  By "defund the police," the left means replacing the police with Sharia patrol, Black Panthers, La Raza and other anti-Christian, anti-white social justice enforcers.

Amazon may stop streaming 'Dukes of Hazzard' over Confederate flag, report says.  Amazon is reportedly considering removing the immensely popular 1970s series "The Dukes of Hazzard" from its streaming library as it reviews its content offerings in the wake of racial tensions and protests happening throughout the US.  The TV series ran on CBS for seven seasons from 1979 until 1985.  It follows the adventures of Bo and Luke Duke, who create mischief in their fictional small town of Hazzard County, Ga.  The show has been criticized over the years, specifically for the boys' well-known car, The General Lee, which is emblazoned with a confederate flag on the roof.  As a result, Bloomberg reports that the popular streaming service is thinking about removing it so as not to court any controversy with the ongoing movement happening throughout the US. Amazon currently offers "The Dukes of Hazzard" both for free on its ad-supported streaming service, IMDB TV, as well as for sale on the Amazon store.

Seattle 'Autonomous Zone' Demands U.S. Citizenship for 11 to 22M Illegal Aliens.  Seattle, Washington's, Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) is demanding that all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States be granted American citizenship using Seattle Police Department funding.  CHAZ, formed by anarchists, Antifa members, and Black Lives Matter activists, has released a list of demands that would shift Seattle Police Department funding away from policing resources and towards providing naturalization ceremonies to all illegal aliens.

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The CHAZ people have declared themselves a separate country.  What do they care about U.S. citizenship?

Has America ever had a more crazed mayor than Seattle's Jenny Durkan?  It's no longer big news that Black Lives Matter, Antifa, anarchists, sex offenders, and criminal opportunists seized a six-block area in Seattle's chi-chi Capitol Hill district.  The same people who protested against Trump's walls built walls around their Utopian paradise, the gun-haters armed themselves, and the ones decrying identification at elections demand identification for anyone seeking to enter the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (or CHAZ).  Most mayors would be horrified, but not Jenny Durkan.  She likes it.  According to Wikipedia, the Capitol Hill district is a densely populated area known for its counterculture and LGBT communities.  It's in sync with the 87% of Seattle's population that supported Hillary in 2016.  It's in this neighborhood that BLM has brought forth a new nation, conceived in hysteria and violence, and dedicated to the proposition that all black people are created better than everyone else (because only their lives matter).

Poll: 55% of Democrats Support 'Defund the Police'; 64% of Americans Oppose.  A new poll released Friday [6/12/2020] showed that 55% of Democrats approve of calls by the Black Lives Matter movement to "defund the police" — though 64% of the country as a whole opposes the idea.

Worse than the limousine liberal: 'Prius woke-sters' cheer chaos at personal risk.  In 1969, New York mayoral candidate Mario Procaccino went after his rival, the movie-star-good-looking incumbent John Lindsay, by deriding him and his supporters as "limousine liberals" — people who, in the words of a Procaccino campaign memo, "preach the politics of confrontation and condone violent upheaval in society because they are not touched by it and are protected by their courtiers, doormen and private police guards."  Procaccino's sound bite immortalized one of the more enraging figures in modern US society — the preachy, self-righteous, anti-capitalist but conveniently rich and socially prominent person who decries American injustice and gives lip service to the need for radical change without ever having to fear the consequences of the often-violent forces he supports.  Half a century later, in the midst of America's latest urban upheaval, we find a new American type — more interesting, perhaps, than the limousine liberal because she doesn't really have doormen or private cops to protect her from the threat to civil order she welcomes.  We might call her the "Prius wokester."

Chris Wallace says Biden, mainstream Dems running from defund police movement 'as fast as they can'.  "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace asserted Friday that calls from activists to "defund the police" are a "bridge too far" for most Americans.  "Joe Biden and mainstream Democrats are doing everything they can to run away as fast as they can from 'defund the police,'" Wallace told the "Fox News Rundown" podcast.  "Most people, myself included, [don't] fully understand what that even means.  "But I think most people, when they dial 911, when they're in an emergency, want the police to answer and to help," he added.  Wallace did acknowledge the need for policing reform and suggested the creation of a "national registry of bad actors," along with new limitations on so-called "qualified immunity," which protects officers from civil lawsuits for actions taken while on duty.

Protesters pulled down a statue, which landed on a bystander, and what happened next?
Rioters in Virginia would have their cops and abolish them, too.  With a person lying there bleeding with a split skull showing, did the anti-cop protesters call a hippie?  No, they called a cop.  Who showed the value of cops in this age of "abolish the cops"?  The cop who came was engaged in a pretty selfless act, given what the protesters say they would do to him.  He's the opposite of the bad cop in Minneapolis who triggered this round of unrest.  And he was showing them that even as they kept up their "defund the police" yellings.  Apparently, it took a cop to clear the protesting scrum because the protesters were all so busy gathering around the bleeding, maybe dying man, taking selfies with their cell phone cameras.  So much for empathy or solidarity.  This is the behavior of insects.  It reveals the essential childishness of this anti-cop movement.  Yell as they do to abolish the police, when they need a cop, they call one, and they expect one to come in to serve them.

The Media Suppresses Anyone Who Thinks Like You.  Understand this.  Tens of millions of Americans love and respect the flag.  Tens of millions of Americans despise the rioters.  Tens of millions of Americans support our police.  Tens of millions of Americans support President Trump.  You are not alone, no matter how much they lie by omission and otherwise to convince you that you are.

Multiple Studies Don't Back Up Any of the Black Lives Matter Talking Points.  Right now, we're on a defund the police kick, which has the end goal of abolishing all law enforcement from our society.  It's insane.  It's not popular.  And it will be a campaign issue — the ascendant left-wingers are slowly eating away the Old Guard in both the Democratic Party leadership structures, the base, and the various cultural institutions that have long been dominated by liberals.  On the latter, you saw how The New York Times crumbled to the will of these unhinged woke operatives.  The publication ran an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who argued that the military should be deployed to restore law and order in the wake of the unrest unleashed by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police on May 25.  Progressive reporters revolted, said the op-ed put black lives in danger (total nonsense), and forced the editorial page editor to resign.  The 'words are violence' crowd is slowly taking over.  And they're totally insane.

Systemic Racism and Bigotry Are the Lifeblood of the Left.  [Scroll down]  The only racism in America that is systemic — deeply ingrained into the system — is on the left. It is so disgusting that it is hard even to speak about it.  It is shameful, and it exists for one reason only: for White leftists to grab votes, [...] How low will they grovel to get power?  They will kneel on the floor.  They actually will kneel on the floor, groveling for power.  Of course, as Nancy Pelosi just found, she kneeled so long that she could not even get back up.  You think she was kneeling to Jesus?  Nancy Pelosi is America's leading Catholic proponent of abortion — though Joe Biden, Andrew Cuomo, and a boatload of other Democrat Catholics would take great offense at Nancy Pelosi getting all the credit for funding the killing of fetuses, especially in the Black community. That Pelosi is kneeling to Jesus?  And who, pray tell, was Schumer kneeling to?  He claims to be Jewish, so he is not kneeling to Jesus. But wait!  It is a core tenet of Judaism that kneeling is forbidden except on Yom Kippur during the recitation of the Kohen service that occurred at the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during Talmudic times.  Otherwise, it is so fundamentally against Judaism to kneel that every Jewish child learns the story associated with Talmud Tractate Gittin 57b of "The Woman and Her Seven Sons."

'We Need to Have a Conversation'.  Recently, the ability to "have a conversation," let alone actually solve a problem, has shriveled like a piece of rotting fruit. [...] Some common ground needs to exist.  We need to operate on a mutual moral foundation.  Do we agree that murder is wrong?  Or is it only wrong when it's a white person killing a black person?  Is it okay when the black victim has yet to be born?  Is it wrong to steal?  What with cities refusing to prosecute thieves, private property may no longer be a community value.  With massive stealing during these riots, and no repercussions, it appears that some new nuances in our understanding of theft have happened without our notification.  When a Seattle city councilwoman can say, "I don't know why people are upset about looting," then what is there to talk about?  America was built on the common urge to create a free society, one in which the needs of the individual and the needs of a smooth-running community were in balance.  People shared a reverence for dignity and decency and productivity.  But what happens when a large and loud faction of the society sees no value at all in these things?  When people parade down the streets of a city in various states of undress, performing various deviant sex acts as they go?  When people are willing to just sit around and let others support them?  When demanding respect instead of earning it becomes the norm?  There's just nothing to say.

Crystal clear differences between the left and the right.  The crisis of the coronavirus-induced economic lockdown and now the violent protests in the streets have unleashed a depression-level financial crisis and unprecedented human suffering — especially in our inner cities.  These events have also exposed a Grand Canyon-sized chasm that now separates how the left and the right see America today. [...] [Example #11] The right wants to make America look like Florida and Texas.  The left wants the rest of the nation to look like New York and Illinois — which are crumbling from rioting, lockdowns, high taxes and an accelerating stampede of businesses leaving the state.

Defund the Police?  Do you lefties really understand what that means?  The point of the Metropolitan Police and our current municipal police departments is to remove the need — and the temptation — for male city dwellers to keep the peace themselves.  You will have noticed, wokies, that already, in the wake of the recent "mostly peaceful protests" that there are reports of "vigilantes" with bats patrolling the streets in the nation's cities that are upsetting the woke female mayor of Chicago.  Another thing you might think of, wokies, is that if the police aren't cracking heads in a shocking display of police brutality then the various gangs of helpless-victim minorities will be delighted to take up the slack.

We Didn't Hire Donald Trump To Be A Uniter.  For over a century, the left has been busily destroying American institutions as diverse as Professional Football, Education, Boy and Girl Scouting, the Judeo-Christian Ethic, and the Rule of Law, to name but a few.  We sent Donald J. Trump to stop as much of that as he could.  We didn't send him there as Newt Gingrich put it, to "manage the decline" of our nation.  We sent him there to drain the damned swamp, not to form alliances with the alligators now ruling there.  We don't want unity with the evil that is tearing America apart.  We Americans have absolutely no desire to unify with people whose mindset declares that it's OK to loot and burn innocent people's property; to allow biological males to participate in female athletic contests and share their locker rooms; to forbid worship under threat of fines and/or imprisonment; to use the full force of government to overturn the results of a Presidential Election.  No!  We do not want to unify with those people.  We want to soundly defeat them at the polls and roll back their immoral policies.

Minneapolis City Council Prez:  We Don't Have All The Answers On Who'll Be Responding To Crime Once We Disband The Police.  Does she have some of the answers?  I mean, it'd be good to have a few answers lined up before outright dissolving law enforcement.  This is the second time in less than 12 hours that a CNN anchor has asked her an eminently predictable question about how she plans to keep civilized society from breaking down in a city of 400,000 people only to have her punt.  At least she admitted here that she doesn't know; this morning her response was to mumble some dorm-room cant about how dialing 911 is a form of privilege.

Democrats' Calls to Defund the Police Are a Losing Bet at the Polls.  Democratic lawmakers, operatives, and commentators are calling for the defunding or abolition of America's police departments in the wake of officer Derek Chauvin's killing of unarmed black man George Floyd.  While the proposal is popular among the party's progressive activist wing and on Twitter, it faces a hard wall of resistance among the wider public.  A recent YouGov poll showed that fewer than 20 percent of Americans of all parties supported any cutting of police funding — a finding consistent with decades of polling.

Minneapolis City Council president: 'The goal' is a 'police-free future'.  The Minneapolis City Council president said the city is aiming to have a "police-free future" as it shifts to dismantle its police department following the death of George Floyd.  Council President Lisa Bender noted on Monday [6/8/2020] that the change will take time but said that the city is aspiring to change the department completely with the goal of eventually eliminating police altogether.

Why Do So Many Christians Vote Democrat?  Christians have the power to swing the 2020 election — and a responsibility to exercise this power in a way that upholds Biblical values and religious freedom.  Churches have been barred from holding normal public worship for nearly three months.  Restraints on churches have been most severe in Democrat-ruled areas.  Democrats claim they "clean up the messes made by Republicans," yet Christian oppression is strongest in cities like Chicago, Louisville, Madison and Holly Springs and in states like New York and California that are long-time Democrat strongholds.  Christians have a moral obligation to consider the horrific harassment of fellow Christians when voting in November.  Here are six recent examples of Christian persecution in areas ruled by Democrats that occurred in March, April, and early May: [...]

CNN Grills Minneapolis City Council President:  How Do You Stop Killers Without Police?  She Struggles To Respond.  CNN's Wolf Blitzer grilled Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender and Vice President Andrea Jenkins late on Monday afternoon over their city's push to defund and dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and specifically pressed on how they would stop someone who was going around killing people.  Blitzer began by pressing Bender on what it means "to dismantle the Minneapolis police department," to which Bender responded in part by saying, "our community is ready to re-imagine public safety from the ground up to think holistically and to make sure every single member of our community is safe."

You Want Us to Join Your Pain?  You Must Join Ours.  Psychotherapy often begins with emotionally painful presenting problems.  Here are a few of the deep wells of pain that tens of millions of Americans deserve to be joined.  We are sick of your verbal abuse of calling us racist.  We are so nauseated by being guilty until proven innocent of racism that we could vomit.  So gagged by being called privileged, you can add bulimia to the presenting problems.  The most race-privileged people in American history are Barack and Michelle Obama.  We are angry at your multifarious criminality in persecuting our great president.  We are enraged by your schemes to nullify our votes, to disenfranchise us, to cheat us with fraudulent elections.  We are tormented by your relentless attack on the U.S. Constitution, on our right to bear arms, our free exercise of religion, and the enslavement you envision for our grandchildren in the banana republic you are building.  We grieve every life your evil abortion philosophy has ended.

Democrats, party of lawlessness, press to collapse police.  Eighteen state attorneys general — Democrats, of course — have petitioned Congress for "explicit authority" to investigate local police departments for evidence of abusive and unconstitutional action.  Mark this moment as an official calendar day of Democrats' quest to collapse the law and order structure of police departments around the country.  One need only look to the chaotic protests in the streets — one need only listen to the likes of Democratic leadership with their calls for resistance and cries for opposition against conservatives — to see what law and order means to the left:  That is, lawlessness.

The building cold anger throughout America.  America watches while radical leftists and aggrieved blacks riot, loot, and commit acts of violence up to murder in cities across the country.  And more galling than that is the lack of effort by responsible public officials to stem the mayhem.  Indeed, more than a few Democrat mayors and governors, when they are not actually encouraging the riots, make excuses for those participating in it.  One example comes from New York City where hundreds looters and rioters were arrested only to be released in hours, due to blue-city "bail reform."  Americans have see this before and have a gut feeling that few if any of these domestic terrorists will be punished.  Other pathetic examples are of the police and some National Guard officers "taking a knee" in front of protesters to show solidarity with them.  This is not going on unnoticed by what I'll call the "silent majority."  They are silent because the media does not report on them.  And if a reporter did ask, most would be reluctant to share their true feelings with the fake media, knowing what they said would be ridiculed and likely used against them.  So as with most things, the ironically called "informed opinion" is blind as to the pulse of America.  These ongoing demonstrations mixed with riots are an offense against decency and the rule of law.  This has countless Americans seething.  This includes independent voters and even many of run-of-the-mill Democrats, not all of whom are hard-core leftists.

Democrats know their time grows short.  Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., in a recent podcast interview, said Democrats are making it easy for Republicans this November — that a conservative sweep, due to COVID-19 crackdown madness and George Floyd-inspired out-of-control rioting, is in the works and too bad, so sad, but that's the way the liberal cookie crumbles.  And he's right.  And Democrats have to know their time is short.  Why else would they tip so many loony card hands all at once?  It's desperado on full display.

Minneapolis City Council prez:  It's "privilege" to fear crime if we disband the police.  Put yourself in the shoes of black Americans, she says.  Imagine if you caught someone breaking into your home and feared that calling the police might endanger you more than confronting the burglar yourself would.  It's "privilege" to know that you have less to fear from the cops than the criminals.  Or so she insists.  Must be a lot of "privileged" nonwhite Americans out there, then.  I pointed to this result from a 2016 Cato Institute poll on policing in yesterday's post but it's worth repeating: "9 in 10 black, white and Hispanic Americans oppose reducing the number of police officers in their community — and a third say their community needs more officers the Cato survey found."

Wow! Minneapolis City Council President Says Calling the Police on Burglars "Comes from a Place of Privilege".  After nearly two weeks of violence, mayhem, and rioting in Minneapolis, the City Council on Sunday voted on their intent to disband the police department.  The wild proposal would invest in "community-led public safety" instead of police officers.  "We are here today because George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis Police Department.  We are also here because, here in Minneapolis and in cities across the United States, it is clear that our existing system of policing and public safety isn't working for so many of our neighbors," Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender said in a written statement Sunday, obtained by the Appeal.  "Our efforts at incremental reform have failed."

Are States Going To Prosecute Their Rioters?  It Depends.  Footage of violent riots and rampant looting is coming out of nearly every major city in the U.S., but states vary wildly in their efforts to prosecute those responsible for the unrest.  While local police have had no issues arresting those engaging in violence, some jurisdictions have declined to prosecute them.  Others, however, such as Texas and Missouri, are taking a far more strict approach and partnering with the federal government to press charges.  Arguably the most relaxed reaction to rioters came out of St. Louis, Missouri, where local prosecutor Kim Gardner refused to charge nearly 40 people arrested for rioting.

Can this American version of the French Revolution bring change?  Welcome to the American version of the French Revolution.  The horrible killing of George Floyd sparked an important focus on race relations and justice in this country.  However, it is being lost to an emerging radicalism that challenges people to prove their faith by endorsing farce.  Politicians and commentators are outdoing each other to demonstrate fealty to this new order by attacking key institutions and values.  Politicians are calling to defund the police and commentators are calling for censorship.  Most moderate voices seem to be fading under escalating demands.  Take the idea to defund the police.  Once the mantra of the very extreme elements in society, it has now been picked up in Congress.  Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib has said that defunding the police should not be brushed aside.  Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar declared, "The Minneapolis Police Department has proven themselves far beyond reform.  It is time to disband them and reimagine public safety."

The Democrats' Insane Vow to Disband Police.  Fake news media's campaign to demonize police and Democrats' vow to disband police departments are totally insane.  Can you imagine what gangs such as MS-13 would do to this country without police intervention?  America has over 33,000 gangs with over 1.4 million members.  For decades, Democrats have tried every dirty trick in the book to repeal our Second Amendment right to bear arms.  They claim that you should always call the police rather than defend yourself.  While still insisting that we surrender our guns, Democrats have begun defunding and disbanding police departments.  Antifa has boldly announced that it will begin invading the homes of white Americans.  Without guns or police, what are Americans supposed to use to stop anarchists from robbing, raping, and murdering their families?  Harsh language?

Portland bans cops from using loudspeakers to break up George Floyd protests.  The mayor of Oregon's biggest city is forbidding the use of special loudspeakers to break up George Floyd protests — and is expected to ban tear gas, too.  Portland ended a ninth straight day of protests Friday [6/5/2020] in a fog of smoke and ear-splitting sounds — intended to disperse thousands of demonstrators.  Law enforcement officials also threw stun grenades.  Protesters took down a fence outside the downtown jail and threw objects over the fence at officers, according to Portland police and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

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Presumably, the protesters themselves will continue to use bullhorns, even when the police can't.

Washington Post:  Let's cancel all the cop shows on TV.  Writing at the Washington Post, author Alyssa Rosenberg has a unique solution for the problems with our policing:  Cancel all the cop shows on television.  She argues we need to do that because there's a "reactionary streak" behind the "surface liberalism" in these shows.

National Guard Members Look for Place to Stay After DC Mayor Kicks Them Out of Hotel.  Members of the National Guard on Friday were looking for a new place to stay, after D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered that they leave the hotel they were staying at, according to an official.  The city had taken over the Marriott Marquis in downtown Washington, D.C. to use for the National Guard's coronavirus response mission, but many rooms remained vacant, so National Guard members deploying to D.C. as part of the civil unrest mission began staying there.

NBC News Publishes Op-Ed Saying Our American Flag Means Nothing.  NBC News published an op-ed blasting NFL star Drew Brees for criticizing football players who kneel during the national anthem.  The op-ed by Noah Berlatsky goes so far as to say that Brees' "biggest mistake" in defending the American flag was "believing" that it "means anything."  Brees has been hit with an unprecedented amount of backlash this week after simply saying that he does not agree with kneeling during the national anthem.  The New Orleans Saints quarterback said that he views the move as a sign of "disrespect" and shared the story of his military roots.

Poll: 56% Of Americans Believe Police Are Behaving Appropriately Or Not Being Aggressive Enough.  A new NPR-Marist poll found that 56% of Americans believe that the police are behaving appropriately or not being aggressive enough during the nationwide demonstrations after George Floyd's death.  The survey, which was conducted Tuesday through Wednesday, asked 1,062 American adults about police behavior in relation to the protests about George Floyd's death with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points.

Police Chief Forced Out After Offering Support For Armed Citizens.  It's hard to believe that we're now at the point where expressing support for a constitutional right can cause a public official to lose their job, but that Orwellian nightmare's come true in Lowell, Michigan, where police chief Steven Bukala was forced to resign just days after expressing his support for armed citizens who decided to patrol the downtown area while legally carrying firearms in an attempt to thwart any looting in the area.  The small town of about 4,000 people is located just a few miles from Grand Rapids, Michigan, where riots resulted in burned out buildings, looted storefronts, and the arrests of at least eight individuals on charges related to rioting or looting.  Shortly after the riots took place, the Lowell police department posted on Facebook about several individuals who were lawfully carrying in the small downtown area in an effort to prevent looting or rioting.

Members of Minneapolis City Council vow to 'dismantle' police department following George Floyd's death.  Minneapolis City Council members are expected to hold an emergency meeting Friday to vote on some of the first changes to the city's police department following the death of George Floyd, with some of the council's members vowing to "dismantle" the police department, according to the Star Tribune.  The council is working with the state's Department of Human Rights on a stipulated restraining order that would require some immediate changes to the police department.  The order would also set up a timeline for an investigation into whether the police department participated in racial discrimination over the last 10 years.

Fleeing The Collapsing Imperium.  [Scroll down]  Meanwhile, in Minneapolis, a white city council member is challenging the people of the city to put up with home invasions and break-ins for the sake of racial change: [Tweet] She, and other members of the city council, say they are going to dismantle the police department.  Not reform it — disband it. [...] If you are a Minneapolis home or business owner, the handwriting is on the wall.

Democrats give DOJ liars and conspirators a free pass.  Over the past few months, the media have subjected the public to a barrage of opinions about lockdowns, infections, and the value of a human life compared with the livelihood required to sustain it.  What qualifies as "common sense" changes by the hour; still, media influencers strictly police challenges to buzzy slogans meant to keep people afraid and at home.  Their cheap moral panic has turned the national discourse into a roulette wheel of grievance and threats that determines at random who is allowed to speak and on what terms.

Going All-In:  Minneapolis City Council Considers Disbanding Entire Police Force.  Once you understand the larger objectives, everything becomes a sequence of predictable events.  The term "community policing" has been used for several years by groups advocating for radical changes to law enforcement; however, behind the innocuous phrase is really a much more serious agenda.  If each community can determine the enforcement of law, then essentially all communities can eliminate the underlying law itself.  Remove local enforcement of law and the local community can independently assemble a social structure separate from all other binding contracts that frame a larger societal compact.

'Abolish the police!'? What happened when a major American city tried that a century ago.  Nothing better reveals the depth of the madness afoot in the land than the demands to defund or completely abolish the police. [...] Fortunately, there is a real-life experiment in complete withdrawal of police protection that occurred a century ago that is available to learn from.  The Boston Police Strike that began September 9, 1919 led to immediate looting and chaos as soon as the sun went down.  In August, Boston police had voted to form a union affiliated with the American Federation of Labor, but ran up against opposition from Boston Police Commissioner Edwin Curtis, backed by Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge.  After attempts at compromise failed, the cops walked off the job at 5:45 PM.  In the language of the day, "hooliganism" broke out, with widespread looting.  The following day, the mayor of Boston asked Governor Coolidge to supply force of state militia, and he agreed.  But in the time it took to raise a force that eventually numbered 5,000, about 3 times the size of the Boston Police, looting increased on September 10, and continued for 9 days until the militia was able to quell it.

John Legend, Natalie Portman Other Celebs Sign Letter to Defund Police.  Singers John Legend and Lizzo, and actresses Natalie Portman and Taraji P. Henson are among the Hollywood celebrities who've signed a letter pushing the defunding all police departments in the wake of the police involved death of Minneapolis man George Floyd.  The open letter claims that in 2017, $194 billion was spent on the police by America's various governments even as police have "continued profiling, harassment, terror and killing of Black communities."

As in the 1960s, violent rioting hurts the most disadvantaged.  "America is burning.  But that's how flowers grow."  So spoke Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.  "Riots are an integral part of the country's march toward progress."  So read a statement from the Democratic Committee of Fairfax County, Virginia, the affluent Washington suburb that has a population of 1 million.  "Please, show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful," asked CNN's Chris Cuomo.  He's apparently been too busy interviewing his brother, the governor of New York, to reread the First Amendment, which protects "the right of the people peaceably to assemble."  I take a different view.  I know how violent rioting, and that's what we've been seeing, despite media attempts at hiding it, can destroy a city and ruin the lives of its residents.

James Woods Sums Up Democrats' Hypocrisy Regarding Virus Vs.  Riots In One Tweet.  On Wednesday [6/3/2020], having watched rioters and looters burn and pillage through America as Democrat politicians refrained from condemning them, actor James Woods summed up the Democrats' hypocrisy in one tweet, writing, "Democrats were literally arresting Americans for opening their businesses, but now are silent as protesters burn them down.  You were fined for worshipping in your church, but now cheered for marching in screaming crowds."

Seven Thoughts on the Civil War the Other Side Wants So Badly.  [#3] The Democrats re