Wednesday, June 03, 2020

The Iran deal: "America is not obligated because America never consented."

A commenter who calls himself "The Gipper Lives" had this to say to James Mattis in the Conservative Treehouse today.
The Gipper Lives says:
June 3, 2020 at 11:21 pm
James Mattis: Wrong From The Beginning

And Wrong Today–Just When We Needed Him Most

“that the people of America would have greater security against an improper use of the power of making treaties…”

From the very beginning: Jan. 2017, Gen. Mattis on the Iran Deal:

“I think it is an imperfect arms control agreement — it’s not a friendship treaty. But when America gives her word, we have to live up to it and work with our allies.”

I agree completely. But America never “gave her word”. A supposedly studious and learned general would know that.

Barack Hussein Obama illegitimately gave his word, not America. In fact, America was specifically prevented from giving her word.

That’s because America “gives her word” on treaties through the Senate’s Advise and Consent power. The Constitution require senators, two from each state, to agree by a two-thirds vote for the specific purpose that our word as a nation is broad-based, authentically given as a nation. Not on the whim of single tin-pot basketball bracketeer.

Obama subverted that authentic national consent by calling this Treaty an “Executive Agreement”. It is, in fact, a One-Man Diktat, a Dear Leader-style subversion of the Constitution never before seen in this Republic.

Furthermore, Obama conspired with Iran, Russia and other foreign entities to lie to the American people about the terms of this Pre-Emptive and Unconditional Surrender–and the lying is still underway to this very day.

And if I’m not mistaken, it was an “Executive Agreement” not even signed by Iran’s executive, essentially making it a deal Obama cut with Obama. Perfect. And then handed to his Ayatollah as a gift.

There was not even simple majority support in the Senate for this madness, let alone the super-majority support envisioned by the Framers. This is why we take an oath to defend the Constitution, General.

America is not obligated because America never consented. In fact, America was prevented from giving her word…until she finally got to speak on Election Day. That election result is America’s word on the subject, and that is what should be honored.

Now General Mattis has regurgitated every single lie told by the Professional Liars regarding the President’s walk to St. John’s Church. I won’t bother to refute them all here. But that act will long be remembered as a True Patriot showing American resolve, retaking the streets from rioting scum, enemies of our civilization.

The general is just the latest in a long line of DC phonies the President Trump has exposed just by being President Trump. He’s Truth Serum. It is his super-power.

Mattis can stand with the Communist ANTIFA, the terrorists, the Agit-Prop Media, the cop-killers and the church-burners if he wants, just like he sided with Obama and his Ayatollah on the Iran Deal.

But long after this over-rated stuffed shirt is forgotten, Americans will remember dearly their President Who Stood Up For Civilization–and the Constitution–When No One Else Would.

That includes you, soldier-boy.

The question is not why President Trump was there, General.

The question is this:

Why Weren’t You?

Why we love our mountains!

via Misanthropic Humanitarian

Tucker: "Why are Americans surrendering to violent mobs?"

Beginning at the 9-minute mark in this video, Tucker Carlson refutes the notion that genocide is being committed against black Americans.

"Glad he is gone!"

Well, that didn't take long. President Trump lets us know how he felt about James Mattis:
“Probably the only thing Barack Obama & I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world’s most overrated General. I asked for his letter of resignation, & felt great about it. His nickname was “Chaos”, which I didn’t like, & changed to “Mad Dog”. His primary strength was not military, but rather personal public relations. I gave him a new life, things to do, and battles to win, but he seldom “brought home the bacon”. I didn’t like his “leadership” style or much else about him, and many others agree. Glad he is gone!”

"He just can't be satirized!"

From the Babylon Bee:
To Save Time, The Babylon Bee Will Now Just Republish Everything Biden Says Verbatim

The Bible tells us to work smarter, not harder. Or, better yet, don't work at all if you can help it. You can look it up. It's in the Proverbs somewhere.

That's why we're announcing today that we will simply be republishing everything Joe Biden says word for word rather than spending a lot of time and effort writing satire.

We at The Babylon Bee realized we were spending all this time trying to satirize Joe Biden when, frankly, he just can't be satirized. He's doing all the hard work for us with statements like "You ain't black!" and, of gun violence, that "150 million people have been killed since 2007."

Every day is a real grind when we arrive at the sprawling Babylon Bee headquarters, settle in on our throne of Chick-fil-A sandwiches, and boot up the ol' PC to check what Biden said over the past 24 hours. We're tired of trying to out-parody things like "I got hairy legs that turn blonde in the sun and the kids used to reach in the pool and rub my leg down and watch the hair come back up again" and "Corn Pop was a bad dude."

Like, what do you do with that? Seriously. Go ahead. Try to satirize it. Anything you do just doesn't have that perfect mix of absurdity and reality that makes satire work so effective at communicating truth. So we're throwing in the towel.

We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Joe Biden for being such a great satirical performance artist. You're the real hero, Joe. The people really need comedy in a time like this, and you're doing a great job. Keep it up!

Finally, laugh at these hilarious Babylon Bee headlines from our new best satirist, Joe Biden:

Biden: 'Poor Kids Are Just As Bright As White Kids'
Joe Biden Says All Men And Women Are Created By You Know The Thing
Presidential Candidate Nibbles On His Wife's Fingers
Joe Biden: 'I'm Going To Beat Joe Biden'
'Go To Joe 30330' Says Joe
Biden Tells Campaign Rally 'We Choose Truth Over Facts'
Joe Biden Calls Iowa Man 'Fat' And A '[FLOWERBED] Liar'
You can look forward to lots more content coming from your new favorite Babylon Bee writer any moment now.

Crybaby Mattis

James Mattis has written an article for the Atlantic in which he whines that President Trump is not trying to unite us, but rather, to divide us. Read it here.

"We are being sold a lot of lies!"

Shelby Smith: "Black Americans are the only community that screams for justice for the people in our community that are up to no good!"

Candace: "We turn criminals into heroes overnight!" The media has refused to show the fact that he had drugs on him at the time of his arrest!"

Candace goes on to list at list five crimes for which George Floyd served prison terms, while also reminding us that both medical autopsies found that he had fentanyl and meth in his body at the time of his death when police were called to apprehend him for passing a $20 counterfeit bill.

"It is white versus left because it's an election year!"

"It is so easy to play a victim. It is so easy to ask white people to bow down and apologize to us!"

As usual, I think Jesse Watters is on the trail of truth!

Kayleigh: "There has been a lot of misreporting!"

Do police officers have the right to defend themselves? Read more and watch the video of Kayleigh schooling Jim Acosta here.

Experts on Twitter

Everyone on Twitter is now suddenly an expert in criminal law! The debate is whether Chauvin should be charged with first-degree murder or second-degree murder. Most seem to favor the latter because the former is harder to prove.

Yesterday, everyone on Twitter was an epidemiologist. Before that, they were experts on Russian collusion.

Ted Cruz on fire!

That is the Ted Cruz I voted for in the 2016 primary! Notice the look on Rosenstein's face when Cruz asks him his first question. Those eyes are coming right out of Rosenstein's face!

The Park Police: "No tear gas was used!"

In Western Journal, C. Douglas Golden reports,
According to Fox News, a statement Tuesday by the Park Police said “no tear gas was used” in Lafayette Park and that the steps that were taken were “to curtail the violence that was underway.”

“At approximately 6:33 pm, violent protestors on H Street NW began throwing projectiles including bricks, frozen water bottles, and caustic liquids,” the statement read.

“The protesters also climbed onto a historic building at the north end of Lafayette Park that was destroyed by arson days prior. Intelligence had revealed calls for violence against the police, and officers found caches of glass bottles, baseball bats, and metal poles hidden along the street.”

The statement acknowledged that “[a]s many of the protestors became more combative, continued to throw projectiles, and attempted to grab officers’ weapons, officers then employed the use of smoke canisters and pepper balls when protestors did scatter from the area.”

Other details began to emerge that made the situation seem less like it was the caprice of a president wanting a photoshoot and more like a series of events that had been put into play long before the president’s walk to St. John’s.

...There’s plenty of fulmination to be had about the “deliberate instigation of violence” by the president for what’s seen as a mere photo-op, not as a show of strength and solidarity after a psychically symbolic attack on an American icon. Little, if any, anger is spent upon the violence of the rioters.

The church, it seems, had burned itself. The Park Police acted upon a group of protesters as pacific and calm as a summer breeze. No, it’s the authorities who represent violence — and that violence starts at the top. Why they even used tear gas! Or maybe not, but what’s the difference?

To ignore or elide over the violence that desecrated St. John’s is to countenance it — and that’s exactly what the media did. “Protesters Dispersed With Tear Gas So Trump Could Pose at Church,” indeed.
Read more here.

Kayleigh is once again targeted with hate from the left

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEneny said today that Trump holding up the Bible in front of the damaged church was a very important symbol similar to Churchill inspecting bombed-out areas. The left is now going crazy on Twitter disputing the comparison.

"Life as we know it - here and now - has changed forever."

JJ Sefton this morning:
Good morning, kids. Wednesday and let me disabuse anyone with any doubts as to what we are in the midst of: this is the opening salvo of the end game of a Leftist-Democrat led and supported insurrection to topple the government. Period. Full stop.

It is absolutely crystal clear to me now that while I and many others laughed at Donald Trump the candidate in 2015 - and I was stunningly wrong to do so - the Left understood what losing to him meant: throwing a giant monkey wrench into the machinery that shoved America ever leftward since Woodrow Wilson. With the possible exception of Ronald Reagan, every Republican since the end of the Second World War accepted this inevitability to one degree or another, and benefitted from the continued growth of the Leviathan. Even as the nation was coming apart in 1968, what did Richard Nixon do when he won? He expanded the bureaucracy with several new agencies including arguably its greatest weapon of repression after the IRS, the EPA. Even after a landslide re-election in 1972 that represented a complete rejection of everything the Democrat Left stood for, he had the chance to bury them for at least a generation, but then Watergate carried him off to an ignominious end for a host of reasons. But I digress (still there are quite a few parallels between 1968 and 2020 that jump at out you).

Every attempt to sabotage first the candidacy and then the presidency of Trump has failed, and spectacularly so. From the cheap, sleazy release of the Access Hollywood "mish-grab" tape, to false accusations from various and sundry shysters, sluts and whores, to the truly frightening and unprecedented abuse and perversion of an all-too-willing national intel and law enforcement apparatus, aided and abetted by media co-conspirators, to use its power at the behest of a former US president and the Democrat party nominee to overthrow him with trumped up collusion/election tampering charges, nothing worked. Out of the blue came the Too Wong Flu and even the catastrophic torpedoing of the greatest economic boom in US and perhaps world history didn't redound on him, but instead exposed the sick, totalitarian megalomania of dozens of Democrat governors and mayors which repulsed even Democrat voters, media portrayals notwithstanding.

Well, at least if you're a Democrat you thanked your lucky stars for... Joe Biden.

I have said it before and I'll say it until my dying breath; Donald Trump is arguably the most transformative (in a positive way) president of the past century if not in US history. And because of that, we are at a point where the timeline of US history could come to a sudden and violent end. Right here, right now.

...This is a war. A shooting war where lives have been lost including police officers. Yes, I understand the conflicting feelings we have about law enforcement vis a vis the two-tiered justice system that so far has let dirty cops like Comey go free while innocent parties like Flynn and Manafort are railroaded into prison and ruin, amongst other street-level apple-robbing meshugas that too many in uniform participate in. But whether they are intentionally letting murder and mayhem consume our cities or are being held back by corrupt, contemptible mayors and chiefs is irrelevant: we the people are now on the front lines.

As for the source of the funding, considering the mounting evidence that Barack Obama himself was behind or played a major role in the attempt to overthrow his successor, it would not surprise me in the least that the fuhrerbunker where what we are witnessing now is located in the tony DC neighborhood of Kalorama. Whoever is behind this, the only way to kill Antifa is to strike at the head. Honestly, you catch one of these black-clad maggots and give him a ticket to Gitmo. Waterboard him, pull his toenails out with pliers, whack him on the knuckles with a rubber truncheon. Make him talk and rat out two friends, then lather, rinse and repeat until the leaders are frog marched to Leavenworth and a trip to the gallows. Here's an idea; appoint Richard Grenell and Michael Flynn to lead a task force that rolls these bastards up. We know Soros is behind a lot of this carnage. RICO his sagging ass, seize his assets, dismantle all his 501-C3 front groups and deport him to Hungary, or better yet Malaysia where he has a date with Hassan the head-chopper.

Frankly, at this point, considering the degradation and depredations we have suffered at the hands of the Left because they want to shred the Constitution, then so be it. Let's shred the Constitution. I want my country back, but I am not going to fight a war with my hands tied behind my back only to see these evil scum retreat for a few years, lick their wounds, then come roaring back with a vengeance. Just as I take the Islamists at their word, I take these deviants at their word. Do not dismiss them; they have now proven that they are organized, motivated and willing to do anything to anyone that stands in their way. The fact that they attacked the White House should be enough to get your attention. It sure got mine.

And that leaves the disposition of the Democrat Party. If it is part and parcel of this insurrection, then surely, the only appropriate response is to call for its dissolution? I'm just shaking my head now thinking about the fact that we're five months from a presidential election. I have the feeling that it has the potential to be our last. Whatever the outcome, life as we know it - here and now - has changed forever.

G-d save the President and G-d be with us.
Read more and click on his links here.

What cops are now doing in Hollywood

This morning's Tweets

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. James Woods

Rod Rosenstein sure did sign a lot of important things without knowing a lot of important things.
Important things that were part of a coup attempt. C3

Cruz gets to the point: Rosenstein either complicit in a corrupt probe or grossly incompetent. Julie Kelly

Secretary of Defense publicly disagrees with Trump on using active duty military against rioters

Secretary of Defense Esper appears to publicly differ with President Trump on the use of the military to stop the rioting. Christian Datoc reports in the Daily Caller,
U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper broke Wednesday with President Donald Trump by saying he does not “support invoking the Insurrection Act” to police the riots that have frequently followed peaceful, daytime protests over the killing of George Floyd.

“The option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort, and only in the most urgent and dire of situations,” Esper told reporters during a press conference. “We are not in one of those situations now. I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act.”
Read more here.

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Milwaukee Police Chief tells it like it is!

Learn more about the newly designated terrorist group

Todd Herman is a radio host who writes this piece in Legal Insurrection about the dangers of Antifa. He has watched Antifa grow and become more dangerous. Go here to read what he knows about them.

Suggestions for President Trump

In American Greatness, Conrad Black has some suggestions for President Trump.
...Trump can acknowledge that the whole test and trace system which is being established and in which the Democrats have invested such high hopes for containing the COVID-19 threat is clearly unworkable and incapable of anything more than a marginal impact on the level of ultimate infection. Fortunately, only those with challenged immune systems are in serious danger, and even they face quite promising odds (only one in 800 of those over 65 perish from the virus in the United States.). The fatality rate for the 80 percent of young and middle-aged people who have been shut down for two months and shouldered such immense inconvenience is statistically insignificant (one in 13,000) and the sooner they return to their normal occupations the better.
Read his other suggestions here.

The guy Obama chose to help him get the Iran deal approved by the media

Former Obama national security advisor tweeted yesterday,
It’s impossible not to notice that at least the protests we see always seem peaceful until the police show up.

Ace of Spades responds,
Obama's Pro-Iran "Echo Chamber" Maestro Defends Antifa and Terrorists, Claims It Is Not Antifa But the Police Who are Causing Riots
Ben Rhodes -- a failed novelist (who never wrote a novel) and Obama's most trusted security advisor -- said that the terrorist groups antifa, BAMN, and BLM never commit any crimes except when police show up.

In other words: He's pushing the conspiracy theory that the police are starting these riots, are using their own paid, controlled agent provocateurs to start riots.

This is a former highest level security advisor on the left claiming that the riots you see are caused by Crisis Actors.

This is now accepted -- in fact, oft-retweeted -- thinking among the allegedly moderate suburban white leftist intelligentsia.
Read more here.

Twitterers praise George W. Bush!

Twitter is overwhelmed with leftists praising former President George W. Bush. How many of them voted for him? Next to none! They opposed him virulently when he was president. Many are calling for Bush, Carter and Clinton to address the nation together in order to get at Trump. Their hatred of Trump know no bounds.

"Americans finally saw with their own eyes what social justice looks like."

Daniel J. Flynn writes in part in the American Spectator,
...Socialism saw its representation in the sickle and hammer. Social justice finds its symbol in a plodding man in trousers that do not cover his rear but a bandana that obscures his face carrying a PlayStation 4 under his left arm and three boxes of Nike Lebron Soldier 13s under his right.

...Social, when used as a noun, serves as one of the most pleasant words in the English language. Think: the ice-cream social. When used as an adjective, critics say it can turn a fine profession into a despised one (social engineering), the best subject (history) in school into the worst one (social studies), a phrase, as noted troglodyte R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. points out, into an oxymoron (social distancing), and a solid noun into mush (social justice).

That’s why this weekend served as a prolonged teachable moment. Americans finally saw with their own eyes what social justice looks like.
Read more here.

Confused by the strange book!

From the Babylon Bee:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Trump visited St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington to hold up a Bible straight toward the heavens, a completely natural way to hold a Bible, in a clearly authentic demonstration of his faith and definitely not a staged photo op.

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, though, was nonplussed, saying she was confused by the strange book Trump had brought to church.

"What is that weird book? We've literally never seen one before," she said in a CNN interview. "No real Christian reveres a book like that. Well, maybe the Communist Manifesto or something. But not an old-looking leather book. It looks like one of those religious books, and Jesus wasn't about religion. He was about causing societal upheaval and burning things down."

Some Episcopalians suggested it was a cookbook and that Trump was only offering to bring something to the next church potluck. Others said it was a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, a revered religious text among the Left. But in the end, Episcopal believers couldn't figure out what the book was and were slightly frightened by it.

Meanwhile, Mike Pence was frantically searching the White House for his Bible only to see Trump on TV. "I told him to ask me before he borrows it for a stunt like this," Pence muttered as he breathed a sigh of relief.

Wearing a mask

In FrontPage Magazine, Daniel Greenfield writes in part,
...Against an intangible virus and the fear it spreads, masks are a protective fetish and a badge of moral superiority. To wear a mask is to say that you are a responsible person who obeys public officials.

The mask is a badge of citizenship in a lockdown society. And is instinctively rejected by opponents of it.

It’s a dirty piece of polyester choked with bacteria, but somebody’s gotta wear it to save the world.

...The whole point of caring about things isn’t just the ego boost, it’s to look down at those who don’t. What good is gaining a higher social status by wearing a status symbol if you can’t look down at those who aren’t wearing that thing which conveys to everyone passing by that you are better than them?

Wearing a mask was initially discouraged. The public was told that masks were reserved for health care professionals. And then it was not only encouraged, but mandated. Now every urban hipster cheering vicariously for our ‘health care heroes’ can wear a mask and sneer at those who just don’t care.

The only problem is that it’s hard to sneer while wearing a mask. That’s what the customization is for.

Fetish objects of social responsibility cause more problems than the ones they claim to be solving.

Electric cars are worse for the environment than regular cars. Reusable shopping bags spread disease. And it’s not unusual to see mask wearers clustering together outside artisanal coffee shops and hip eateries, chattering in the certainty that the magic of their masked moral superiority will protect them.

...Governor Cuomo, who lectures non-mask wearers on respect, cares. Not enough to protect the 5% of New York’s nursing home population who died of the coronavirus when he ordered these facilities to accept coronavirus patients. But he cares enough to constantly talk about how much he cares.

...Wearing a mask is about appearing to be a better person without being a better person. That is what the fetishes of social responsibility, whether it’s farm-to-table food or flying on carbon credits, are about.
Read more here.

"We're on your side; we're on your fuckin' side!"

Legalese and stuttering in the D.C. Court of Appeals

There is a court hearing going on right now in Washington D.C. It is a Freedom of Information case brought by Judicial Watch against Hillary Clinton and her aide Ms. Mills in the Court of Appeals. Clinton's lawyer, Mr. Kendall, has a bad stuttering problem. You can listen to the whole hearing here.

"Almost there. Give it a week!"

Scott Adams tweeted,
I did not appreciate how profitable fake news could be for Jeff Bezos. If the Washington Post can support the protestors long enough, there will be no retail store competition for Amazon. Almost there. I’d give it a week.

“Lemme see. Don’t rush to judgment.”

In the American Spectator, Dov Fischer writes in part,
...When the Michael Brown Ferguson lie first emerged — “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!” — my first reaction was, “Could be. Lemme see. Don’t rush to judgment like Obama and Eric Holder.” It did not take long before the whole thing was exposed as the quintessential Fake News Big Lie. It turned out that Michael Brown was a violent, vicious thug who held up convenience stores and decided to wrestle a cop for his gun. When a cop is arresting someone, and that guy starts to wrestle for the gun, all bets are off because any cop with even half a brain knows that the criminal, if he wins the grappling game, will shoot the cop to death. It’s not a game of jacks. It’s not Penn & Teller: “Thanks for letting me wrestle away your pistol. Now watch me make a rabbit come out of the barrel.”

Michael Brown got exactly what he deserved. A grand jury refused to indict Darren Wilson, the policeman who defended himself against that thug. And, although the Ferguson rioters on the left seemed to have a wonderful time burning down their own neighborhoods and the stores they frequented that gave their communities life, the state of Missouri soon enough not only elected a Republican governor but threw out Claire McCaskill and elected a Republican U.S. senator, Josh Hawley.

It was similar when the George Zimmerman thing happened in Florida. Here was a lily-White racist who had murdered a sweet innocent boy of 12 or 13 merely because he was wearing a hoodie. My first reaction was, “Could be. Lemme see. Don’t rush to judgment like Obama and Eric Holder.” Soon enough, it turned out that Zimmerman is Hispanic, born of a mother from Peru with African ancestry, too. Turned out that the 911 recording that NBC played over and over, in which George Zimmerman seemingly was a racist, actually had been edited and doctored maliciously by NBC to make Zimmerman seem like something he was not. Turned out the media were showing a four-year-old picture of a 17-year-old. More recent photos of that sweet boy showed him, instead, pointing his middle finger in his camera pose. At the time of the shooting, he was serving a 10-day suspension for having a marijuana pipe and an empty bag containing marijuana residue. He had been suspended twice before, for tardiness and truancy and marking up a door with graffiti. When his backpack was searched by a Miami-Dade School Police officer, the officer found a dozen pieces of women’s jewelry, a watch, and a screwdriver. In the end, Zimmerman was acquitted. The state of Florida soon enough not only elected a Republican governor but threw out Bill Nelson and elected a Republican U.S. senator, Rick Scott.

And then there was Freddie Gray. Long story short: Although the Baltimore rioters on the left seemed to have a wonderful time burning down their own neighborhoods and the stores they frequented that gave their communities life, practically egged on by as incompetent a mayor as America has proven itself capable of devising, the Hon. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, every single cop who was put on trial was acquitted — by a Black judge, Barry Williams.

So I do not rush to judgment when the usual suspects accuse the cops of racism and worse.

Nevertheless, when I saw the film out of Minnesota, something was different right away. I never actually saw Michael Brown saying, “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” I never actually saw the George Zimmerman scuffle. I never actually saw what happened to Freddie Gray inside that police van. I just knew what the Left media wanted me to hear, even if they had to doctor the recordings, and what they wanted me to see, even if they had to play games with the photos. But this time I saw what seemed to be happening. As I was watching the news film for the first time, I actually found myself yelling at the TV: “Get your knee off that guy’s neck, you #$&%!” And now I read that the cop’s wife is filing for divorce. Meanwhile, three other cops are standing there, watching, and not one walks over to Chauvin to whisper, in a face-saving way, “OK, Derek, that’s enough.”

Because I have been exposed to so many media lies for so long, I still have a voice in me that whispers, “Lemme see. Don’t rush to judgment.” Every person deserves his day in court and his right to be deemed innocent until proven guilty. It certainly does seem that the defense will argue that George Floyd was drunk with an enormous alcohol content and that he had other causes contributing to shortness of breath and his death. But unless Derek Chauvin’s lawyers come up with something akin to what saved Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, the five officers in Baltimore, and George Zimmerman — a revelation that the truth is different from what a nation has seen — he deserves as severe a punishment as Minnesota has on its books. And the other three officers, perhaps frozen by a sudden moral crisis that forced them unexpectedly to choose between standing up for the right thing versus not publicly upbraiding a brother in blue, chose terribly wrong. No one has a greater responsibility to spit such miscreants out of our midst than do unabashed supporters of our first responders. Assuming the facts prove to be as they seem. Let’s see.

But I am not done.

There remains a disconnect for me. The horrific racist images from 1950s and 1960s Alabama and Mississippi came out of a climate of its place and time. But what I don’t get is how Minnesota keeps making national news with these bad apples. In Alabama in the 1960s, one man — the famous L. B. Sullivan of “New York Times versus” — was the Commissioner of Police. And the Commissioner of Fire Safety. And the Commissioner of Cemeteries. And the Commissioner of Weights and Scales. But look at who is running Minnesota and its law enforcement. The state attorney general is one Keith Ellison, a Muslim Black radical who made quite a nice name for himself as a Jew-hater not all that long ago. The governor is another in a long line of Democrat liberals. The mayor of Minnesota is a radical-left poster boy. The Jew-hater Ilhan Omar comes out of that same city’s muck. And the police chief of Minneapolis, Medaria Arradondo, is Black and has been in charge for three years.

How does such an overwhelmingly left-of-liberal government, with Blacks in charge of police and statewide law enforcement, manage to preside over such a police force? Where is the training? Where is the insistence on excellence after a series of scandalous police shootings in recent years like the Justine Ruszczyk Damond killing by Officer Mohamed Noor, the Philando Castile killing by Officer Jeronimo Yanez, and others? It is not as though Officer Chauvin had one inexplicably bad day. Rather, he has had 17 complaints against him in 19 years. Where is the oversight? Where is the insistence on rudimentary competence?

What it points to is this: In the community of the Left that wallows in Identity Politics, too many too often select people based on criteria other than simple competence. Nowhere is this more evident than in cities that Democrats rule, as if by divine right, as one-party towns for decades uninterrupted. There is a terrible price to be paid when voters so lose their independence of thought that they mindlessly vote for sub-mediocrity no matter what the one and only party in power throughout their lifetimes throws at them. Such cities are governed with consistent incompetence, and everything that such governments touch emerges inferior: commerce, public safety, education, health services. When political parties perceive that they do not have to offer the best, but simply the next one in line for patronage, or the one who has the right Identity for the moment, a price is paid. In Minneapolis, it reaches national news when another of its poorly trained police officers abuses his or her authority under the color of law. An officer who answers to Medaria Arradondo who answers to the likes of Jacob Frey and Keith Ellison.

On a national scale, the presumptive Democrat standard-bearer has made clear that he is not looking for the best person he can find to be his running mate, but for the best woman of color he can find. As he has been the first to note, there is no guarantee he will be around in four years. Moreover, there is no guarantee that the 25th Amendment will not catch up with him sooner than that. Imagine if the United States were to be led by two incompetents and bumblers with the competence levels of the fools who have been running Minneapolis, its police department, and its statewide law enforcement.
Read more here.

How to escape criticism from the media during a pandemic

Matt Walsh tweeted,
So what we've learned is that if you want to protest during a pandemic, do it safely by burning down buildings and beating the hell out of random bystanders. That way you'll escape criticism from the media.

Medical exam: George Floyd had "fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use"

Why is only one news source providing us with the actual medical exam of George Floyd? TMZ provides us with the full report, including showing Floyd had "fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use." Read the whole thing here.

"Weakness invites aggression!"

The best Tucker Carlson show ever! "When the mobs came, our leaders abandoned us!"

"Rule of law, individual liberty, inalienable rights."

Mollie Hemingway tweets,
Battle lines are more clearly being drawn these days, between those who clearly believe America is irredeemably evil and must be violently overthrown and those who believe America remains greatest country on earth, based on rule of law, individual liberty, inalienable rights.

Decades of public education have given former group a *huge* advantage, reinforced by media that awards itself prizes to indoctrinate message. Seriousness of that side now being impossible to ignore, however, finally forces rule of law side to realize fight must be engaged.

Monday, June 01, 2020

"Try and imagine that this fool once sat in the White House helping make National SECURITY policy!"

Fentanyl! Heart attack!


From the Babylon Bee:
In a powerful display of their care for love and justice, protesters in Minneapolis burned the word "LOVE" into the city, arranging the inspiring message with homes and businesses set ablaze by their riots.

Heartfelt and moving.

"We just really wanted to show how much we care about love and social justice by burning this community into a powerful reminder of what it's all about," said local protester Jake Hernandez, who had flown in from Portland for the event. "Now, when police and fire helicopters fly over to try to restore order, they'll be inspired by our message of love and harmony."

Upon seeing the heart-wrenching message of unity, police dropped their batons, ripped off their badges, donned bandanas, picked up bricks, and joined the protesters in their rioting and looting. "I don't know how I didn't see the light before," said former police officer, now Antifa chapter leader Bridget Morrison as she lobbed a Molotov cocktail into a minority-owned business. "I'm woke to the cause of love and harmony."

What a powerful message! The protesters were also planning to burn the word "SOCIAL JUSTICE" into predominantly black parts of town but have sadly run out of buildings to burn.

"It was a coward hiding behind a badge who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes until he died, pleading for his life. And it is cowards who now give into the mob, allowing it to wreak havoc on their fellow citizens."

Billy Gribbin writes in the Daily Caller,
Mass lawlessness has erupted from the lawless act of an officer who should have served and protected the people of Minneapolis. Millions of Americans now watch with horror as their cities burn, their businesses are looted, and their neighborhoods explode in street violence. The unwillingness or inability of elected leaders and law enforcement officials to stop the chaos has confirmed an unsettling reality: the institutions we have trusted to protect us from lawlessness are more willing to let the innocent suffer than to administer swift justice to the lawbreaker.

In Minneapolis, police abandoned a precinct under assault from rioters. A few days later, on the evening of Pentecost Sunday, rioters in DC set ablaze St. John’s Episcopal Church across Lafayette Square from the White House, with seemingly little interference from police. Communities across the nation have taken to self-patrol and self-protection, as they have learned not to rely on law enforcement for defense. Countless instances of beatings, arson, and looting appear to have taken place without consequence.

The Fourth Estate proved itself to be yet another unreliable institution, as talking heads and reporters bent over backwards in the midst of the flames to claim that everything was “mostly peaceful.” NBC banned its staff from even using the word “riot,” for fear the term might unduly bias viewers against the thugs looting stores and beating men in the street. This delusion was so internalized that one reporter for CNN praised a “merry caravan” of “very, very peaceful” protesters in Minneapolis even while dodging a bottle thrown at him.

As much as they have howled at President Trump’s designation as “enemies of the people,” members of the mainstream media did their best to earn that designation last week, transparently and desperately gaslighting the American people as to the origins of the situation. Whether hyping mysterious, unseen white supremacists for infiltrating protests, or credulously interviewing Susan Rice about insidious Russian agents, the theme was common: we can’t blame the people throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails, it must be someone else.

But whether the perpetrators are indeed Antifa, which President Trump wants to designate as a domestic terrorist organization, opportunistic criminals, or frenzied protesters matters little to the victims of these crimes. What matters is that criminals are running rampant, and there appears to be little political will to stop them in or before the act, and certainly not with lethal force.

Law-abiding citizens who play by the rules, pay their taxes, and don’t torch police stations rightly assume they could be shot if they attempted to burn down a church, assault a woman, or throw a brick at a cop.

For some reason, there appears to a near-universal assumption amongst the ruling class that if enough people engage in these activities at once, it is manifestly unjust that they should stopped with force. Unfortunately, many police departments—which undoubtably wish to respond more forcefully—answer to such cretinous bureaucrats.

The message is clear to most Americans: Stay at home during lockdowns and curfews, and maybe someone will burn your car out of “righteous anger.” Join a violent mob in looting storefronts, and you’re fine.

The failure of those entrusted with enforcing our laws and protecting our society is simply the other side of the coin of police brutality: cowardice.

It was a coward hiding behind a badge who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes until he died, pleading for his life. And it is cowards who now give into the mob, allowing it to wreak havoc on their fellow citizens.

President walks to St. John's church

Gene Maddaus reports in Variety,
President Trump vowed on Monday to order the military to crack down on protesters, and walked outside the White House grounds to survey a nearby damaged church.

The president said he was ordering thousands of troops to Washington, D.C., also said he would deploy the military to states if governors cannot regain control themselves.

“We are ending the riots and lawlessness that has spread throughout our county,” Trump said. “We will end it now.”
Read more here.

"Well. There's always tomorrow."

James Lileks writes about the rioting in Minneapolis here.

"the frightening wages of progressivism"

Victor Davis Hanson writes in part in American Greatness,
...Looting with near impunity and the impotence of authorities have utterly ended the logic and the authority of big-city mass quarantining: if the state is not going to arrest hundreds of arsonists and thieves without masks, it certainly cannot detain and fine a barber or florist at work with them.

...John Durham has a rendezvous in late summer with a number of felonious “wise men” who have broken the law with impunity and had dreamed up a coup fit for a South American caudillo. As more unredacted new transcripts appear daily—even hourly—Brennan, Clapper, Comey, McCabe, and Strzok grow quieter. Progressives have lost the Russian “collusion” narrative, as Russia has boomeranged to the hiring by Hillary Clinton and the FBI of a foreign national who colluded with Russian sources to warp an election and destroy a transition.

...So Trump’s task is to tweet judiciously about elements of the economy’s rebound and his own initiatives, calls for calm, promises to restore law and order, assurances of a complete federal investigation of any police who broke the law and were responsible for the death of George Floyd, the need for national unity and to cite periodic breakthroughs against the virus, while allowing the subterranean Joe Biden to calcify as Joe Biden—and let fake news and failed people stew among themselves. Trump’s motto should be “Do no harm” to a news cycle that, even in its most biased and ideologically warped delivery, reflects the frightening wages of progressivism.
Read more here.

It will be interesting to see

"...on the left and on the right?"

In the Conservative Treehouse, Sundance expresses disagreement with Senator Marco Rubio.
It is difficult to believe that Senator Marco Rubio could possibly be chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee with statements like this. Difficult, that is, until you recognize the chair of the SSCI is a political appointment intended to shape public perception regardless of reality. Thus Rubio was the ideal candidate to fill the shoes of Richard Burr.

Nothing substantively within this statement is accurate. The violence, looting, robberies, physical attacks, murders, beatings and arson all stem from conduct of activists groups on the far-left within Antifa and radical elements of Black Lives Matter. However, Rubio cannot admit the truth because it is adverse to his political interests.

Senator Rubio, denies the obvious, obfuscates known and demonstrable facts and reality, and pushes a false and fictitious narrative that aligns with national media. Rubio joins with national democrats to blame China, Russia, Venezuela and some mysterious group of domestic white nationalists that no-one has seen.

Perhaps Senator Rubio would like to explain which intelligence briefing he has seen that identifies “far right” activists within his expressed narrative. Pure nonsense.

The most dangerous force in any battle is not the enemy you face, but rather the ally beside you who refuses to admit the enemy exists. The denying ally has the ability reduce your force strength before the battle begins. That is exactly Rubio’s motive in 2020.
Read more and watch the Rubio video here.

Today's sunrise somewhere

via Misanthropic Humanitarian

"We are losing our hard-won progress."

In City Journal, Heather MacDonald writes in part,
Savagery is spreading with lightning speed across the United States, with murderous assaults on police officers and civilians and the ecstatic annihilation of businesses and symbols of the state. Welcome to a real civilization-destroying pandemic, one that makes the recent saccharine exhortations to “stay safe” and the deployment of police officers to enforce outdoor mask-wearing seem like decadent bagatelles.

It’s worse this time because the country has absorbed another five years of academically inspired racial victimology. From Ta-Nehisi Coates to the New York Times’s 1619 project, the constant narrative about America’s endemic white supremacy and its deliberate destruction of the “black body” has been thoroughly injected into the political bloodstream.

...Just as during the Obama years, the discussion of the allegedly oppressive police is being conducted in the complete absence of any recognition of street crime and the breakdown of the black family that drives it.

...It was a signal accomplishment of both politics and science to banish
humanity’s millennia-long fear of darkness. That city dwellers are now re-experiencing that fear with each fall of night is a measure of how rapidly we are losing our hard-won progress.
Read more here.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

"The agents of anarchy haven’t ever disappeared, they’ve only rebranded."

In Red State, Kira Davis writes in part,
there is an element in this nation that longs for anarchy. Piggybacking on racial tensions and stoking the fires of unrest is literally their business model. Antifa is the latest group of professional anarchists but they are nothing more than OWS rebranded. The anarchists never really went away. Agents of chaos still long to see this country burn and that’s who you see breaking windows and lighting fires. Sure, some genuine protesters may have followed but these people know how to use mob mentality for maximum damage.

This is an organized, racist assault on peace and productive protesting aimed at placing the blame at the foot of the black community, just like they aimed to place the blame on sweet old ladies with homemade signs at Tea Party protests all those years ago.

But I know better and so do my colleagues who there that weekend in Denver. The agents of anarchy haven’t ever disappeared, they’ve only rebranded.
Read more here.

"Where the authorities decided to allow rioters to let off steam"

In Instapundit, Ed Driscoll quotes the above from a National Review article in 1991 by Eugene Methvin entitled, "riot primer." Driscoll also includes a link to
“Barr about to unmask all of Antifa’s communications with their media and political allies,
which also includes an important link to a piece by Kurt Schlicter. Read more here.

"The far left is using racial politics to manipulate people!"

Celebrating the violence until it happens to him!

Palmer is a former ESPN NBA reporter.

Beating a defenseless woman

"What about the “harms” of destroying other people’s property or bashing in their heads with a skateboard?"

Roger Kimball writes in Epoch Times,
...Many of the thugs looting and destroying property are white. So what we are witnessing is not a battle between black and white. It is a battle between the forces of civilization, on the one hand, and the forces of anarchy, on the other.

...It is curious that the most egregious scenes of violence are taking place in blue states in cities run by left-wing mayors. Many of the mayors and chiefs of police are themselves black. In many locales, the police have been told to stand down as the mob rampages. The mayor of Minneapolis blamed “white supremacists” and “outsiders” for the violence.

Unfortunately for that assertion, there are no white supremacists to be found, only members of Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and kindred groups. An analysis of the zip codes of those arrested shows that they are overwhelmingly from the Minneapolis area.

Meanwhile, various celebrities are encouraging lawlessness by cheering on the malefactors, publicly promising to post bail for them.

Justin Timberlake, to take but one example, encouraged his fans to join him “in supporting the Minneapolis protestors” by donating to a “freedom fund” to combat “the harms of incarceration.”

What about the “harms” of destroying other people’s property or bashing in their heads with a skateboard? Ultimately, as Calvin Coolidge observed, “property rights and personal rights are the same thing.”

...There is some macabre irony in the fact that while most of the country is “locked down” by the diktats of the health police, enforced by power-mad governors and those aspiring to power in city councils and mayors’ offices throughout the country, abetted by virtue signaling sheep who scream at their neighbors if they get within six feet of them or appear in public without a mask, thousands of vicious criminals are given leave to loot and burn and pillage. The rules about “social distancing” are suspended so long as people are bent not upon making their living but destroying the livings of others.

...Many if not most of the violent hooligans defacing our cities today are young beneficiaries of the richest and most generous society the world has ever seen. At school, they were taught to despise their country as racist, sexist, colonialist, and exploitative, attitudes that were reinforced in college and from the megaphones of the media, Hollywood, and our elite universities. How thin is the line between civilization and violent anarchy!
Read more here.

Taking a closer look

In the Conservative Treehouse, Sundance is hot on the trail of some suspicious activities involving the El Nuevo Rodeo Cantina and night club, where both George Floyd and Derek Chauvin worked. Sundance writes,
El Nuevo Rodeo (hereafter ENR) is a front business. Nothing is as it seems.

The background ownership of ENR takes you to a shady network of LLC’s and the name Omar Investments Inc. (est. 1996). Dig a little deeper and something else becomes evident… The ownership might connect to one or more U.S. three letter agencies.

The ownership network has previous interactions with FBI operations in/around Minneapolis. This is not surprising because Minneapolis Minnesota has more national security operations ongoing than any other community in the country. Various Somali groups are being watched, and anyone can do a google search to see when those security operations surface in the media.

Omar Investments Inc. owns El Nuevo Rodeo Cantina and night club since 1996. The principle of Omar Investments Inc. is Muna Sabri. In 2001 a close relative, Basim Sabri, was captured by the FBI in a sting operation.

…”In 2001, FBI agents recorded Sabri giving Herron $5,000, cash intended to curry the lawmaker’s support for his development. Sabri was later convicted on three bribery counts and fined $75,000.” (link)….

FBI intercept in 2001, there’s the capture. That’s the asset creation point for U.S. security to find a way to embed within Minneapolis, and assist the Sabri’s along the way.

The presented “former club owner”, Maya Santamaria, seen on television, appears to be a purposeful ‘front’ (a face useful in deflecting attention from the primary owner and operations). With that in mind, the scale of false information in/around the visible event, horrible as it was/is, creates layers and layers of purposeful misinformation and a need to control what the public sees in the media.

As I said before, I prefer to sit this one out; however, it is interesting. If you consider that El Nuevo Rodeo might likely be a front for a three letter national security agency; or at the very least a valuable inside source for domestic intelligence and surveillance, things start reconciling rather quickly.

ENR also looks like a money laundering operation. Part of that laundry operation appears to involve counterfeit currency. This enterprise, writ large, looks like the answer to ‘how’ a U.S. agency infiltrated the background criminal network in Minnesota to watch and monitor for domestic threats. So there are layers to what is visible and a myriad of interests involved.

Officer Derek Chauvin is a 19-year veteran of the Mineapolis police dept. Derek Chauvin also worked at ENR for 17 years. That timeline puts Derek Chauvin showing up to work security at El Neuvo Rodeo cantina and club right after the FBI busts Basim Sabri (everyone remembers what intel agencies were doing right after 9-11-01).

Recently – When the Wuhan Virus hits the night club needs to shut down. By extension this shuts down any illicit activity maintained by the legit operation. Any activity within a laundering operation would have to be paused. It would look silly, very suspicious, if the ENR club bookkeeper was making bank deposits while the business is closed.

However, this also means George Floyd was out of work.

...The police were called because George Floyd was passing counterfeit $20 bills.

Could the way Chauvin, and the responders writ large, interacted with George Floyd have been an outcropping of concern that Floyd was putting the ENR operation at risk?

Read the indictment. Everything was cool until the responding officers attempted to put Floyd in Derek Chauvin’s squad car. Floyd is presented as being ok with the arrest stuff; but really, really, didn’t want to get in Derek’s car.

17-years as a “security officer” for El Nuevo Rodeo. Was Chauvin the enforcer?

Does that explain why everyone seems casual, even the responding EMT’s?

Could the national security angle explain why no prior charges against Chauvin in a 2006 shooting were ever sought?

One thing is clear, as attested by Benjamin Crump, Derek Chauvin and George Floyd knew each-other; this was not some random street incident. Arguably, every single person in/around law enforcement and EMT response that day knew each-other.

Read more here.

Is the Sun waking up?

Mike Wall reports in part in Science Journal,
The sun may be coming out of its slumber at long last.

On Friday morning (May 29), our star fired off its strongest flare since October 2017, an eruption spotted by NASA's sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).
Read more here.

The 2020 Anger Games

In the Conservative Treehouse, Sundance reports in part,
Many people are calling for federal intervention; however, that type of confrontation is the intended goal of the social anarchy crowd. The leftist chaos is purposeful bait.

Politically speaking, the merging of Antifa (revolution communists) & Black Lives Matter (sub-text political Islam), has a purposeful agenda unknown to the standard brick thrower. Suburban white liberals, essentially modern affiliates of the former Bill Ayers Weather Underground, are the organizing entities. Most of the people on the street are oblivious.

Local authorities in/around the urban danger zones have the primary responsibility to maintain domestic tranquility. Federal intervention to replace local political ineptitude, and lack of desire to confront a crisis of their own creation, is short-sighted.

If local officials and/or state governors are not going to take action; factually they do not want to take action because they are fearful of backlash from their own tribe; then federal assistance doesn’t work. It is better for President Trump to watch from a distance and keep reminding the U.S. electorate how he supports, but will not replace, local officials.

The 2020 Anger Games were predictable.
Watch videos of the violence and read more here.

"These riots stopped being about George Floyd a long time ago!"

"And thus, the symbol of the Democrat Party was born."

From Misanthropic Humanitarian:
The king wanted to go fishing, and he asked the royal weather forecaster the forecast for the next few hours.

The palace meteorologist assured him that there was no chance of rain.

So the king and the queen went fishing. On the way, he met a man with a fishing pole riding on a donkey, and he asked the man if the fish were biting.

The fisherman said, "Your Majesty, you should return to the palace. In just a short time I expect a huge rainstorm."

The king replied: "I hold the palace meteorologist in high regard. He is an educated and experienced professional. Besides, I pay him very high wages. He gave me a very different forecast. I trust him."

So, the king continued on his way.

However, in a short time, torrential rain fell from the sky. The King and Queen were totally soaked.

Furious, the king returned to the palace and gave the order to execute the meteorologist.

Then he summoned the fisherman and offered him the prestigious position of royal forecaster.

The fisherman said, "Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting. I obtain my information from my donkey. If I see my donkey's ears drooping, it means with certainty that it will rain."

So, the king hired the donkey.

And so, began the practice of hiring dumb asses to work in influential positions of government.

And thus, the symbol of the Democrat Party was born.

The practice continues to this day. H/T Hrothgar


"the opening volley in a business revolution encircling Earth and eventually stretching to the moon and Mars."

Valerie Edwards reports in part in the Daily Mail,
SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk's company.

With test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken poised to take over manual control if necessary, the SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up to the station and docked automatically, no assistance needed.

'Soft capture,' the moment when the spacecraft makes first contact and starts latching with the target vehicle, occurred at 10.16am ET

It was followed a few minutes later by 'hard capture' when an airtight seal was completed.

'We copy docking is complete,' said a member of the crew. 'It's been a real honor to be a small part of this nine year endeavor since the last time a United States spaceship has docked with the International Space Station.'

It was the first time a privately built and owned spacecraft carried astronauts to the orbiting lab in its nearly 20 years.

...The spacecraft had to perform a series of maneuvers to raise its obit to come close enough to dock at the space station.

The Dragon docked autonomously to a port on the bow section of the of the station’s Harmony module.

Once the capsule was latched securely to the space station, the congratulations flowed from NASA, SpaceX and the astronauts.

'Congratulations on a phenomenal accomplishment and welcome to the International Space Station,' SpaceX Mission Control said from Hawthorne, California.

'Bravo on a magnificent moment in spaceflight history,' NASA's Mission Control radioed to everyone from Houston.

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy greeted the incoming crew by ringing the ship's bell aboard the space station.

Next, the vestibule between the Dragon and the ISS will be pressurized and the hatch will then be opened, in about an hour.

Once the Dragon is sealed in place Hurley and Behnken will join the three other space station residents, NASA's Cassidy and Russia’s Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, to become members of the Expedition 63 crew.

The mission, named Demo-2, marks the first time NASA has launched astronauts from US soil in nine years.

NASA considers this the opening volley in a business revolution encircling Earth and eventually stretching to the moon and Mars.
Read more and watch the astronauts live here.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Four conservatives against five liberals

Judge Kavanaugh wrote the dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court case yesterday. He was joined by the other three conservatives, Alito, Thomas and Gorsuch. Notice that I have not mentioned Bush appointee Roberts who voted with the other five liberals. Kavanaugh believes that in discriminating against churches, California violated the First Amendment. Read more here.

The golfer and the deep state

Thanks to

Corruptocrat given a graceful exit

Sundance in the Conservative Treehouse explains why Dana Boente was fired from the FBI today. Sundance does another one of his now-famous analyses and concludes,
At the heart of the matter, in the real activity that took place, there was a multi-branch seditious effort to remove President Donald J Trump. Within that effort was a necessary group of embeds specifically assigned to conceal the activity. Dana Boente was one of those embeds.

Dana Boente has now been removed.

Last point – this would not be happening right now if Durham was not coming toward the end of his investigation. Generally speaking, DC provides identified corruptocrats with an opportunity for a graceful exit before the evidence against them surfaces publicly.

Read much more here.

"CNN executives were baffled by a large crowd outside their offices and in their lobby Friday, not having seen an audience that size in many years."

From the Babylon Bee:
ATLANTA, GA—CNN executives were baffled by a large crowd outside their offices and in their lobby Friday, not having seen an audience that size in many years.

Execs quickly added the hundreds of people outside their offices to their audience numbers, more than doubling their ratings for the day.

"Woohoo! It's happening!" said the station's founder, Bob CNN. "Brian! Anderson! Come quick! We're finally drawing crowds! Years of hard work finally paying off!"

Peering out the window, Brian Stelter muttered, "No social distancing or masks though. But we'll take what we can get at this point."

Mr. CNN then walked through the lobby handing out fliers inviting the protesters back to watch CNN's failing weekend shows Saturday and Sunday. "This is where it all turns around for us."


Maybe we should ask George Soros!

St. Paul, Minnesota Mayor Carter says, "Every person we arrested last night was from out-of-state." Read more and watch his video here.

What's next

via Steven Hayward

"Can't complain!"

via Steven Hayward

Which one is more morbidly obese?

Are you watching the space launch?

The first human ride for Falcon 9! It will be a 19-hour ride before they join the International Space Station tomorrow. Watch here a new era of space exploration. Trump and Pence were there to view the launch. Remember when Obama gutted the program in 2011?

Just like that!

via Steven Hayward

Two different things

via Steven Hayward

Sup Y'all!

Honoring the memory of George Floyd

C. Douglas Golden brings us more on the death of George Floyd here.

Golden writes in part,
When Al Sharpton is on the scene providing leadership, you can guess how the situation will evolve — or devolve — from there. This is now about the riots and the media coverage of them, not about George Floyd. That’s the definition of self-defeat.

George Floyd’s death demands justice. Parts of his adopted city being reduced to ashes and rubble is the diametrical opposite of that.

One hopes the residents of Minneapolis will listen to his girlfriend — if just to honor the memory of the deceased. Please, let’s at least come together to do that.

"Bring a broom!"

Darth Soros

via Sundance, who writes today about the Anger Games.

Secret Service handled "professionally organized" protesters at White House

JC McCallum reports in News Thud,
President Trump thanked the Secret Service for the amazing job they did last protecting the White House from an angry mob of protesters.

They kept the crowd away and did it will grace under pressure. Not overreacting but firm.

Trump said,

“Great job last night at the White House by the U.S. @SecretService. They were not only totally professional, but very cool. I was inside, watched every move, and couldn’t have felt more safe. They let the “protesters” scream & rant as much as they wanted, but whenever someone….

….got too frisky or out of line, they would quickly come down on them, hard – didn’t know what hit them. The front line was replaced with fresh agents, like magic. Big crowd, professionally organized, but nobody came close to breaching the fence. If they had they would….

….have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen. That’s when people would have been really badly hurt, at least. Many Secret Service agents just waiting for action. “We put the young ones on the front line, sir, they love it, and….

….good practice.” As you saw last night, they were very cool & very professional. Never let it get out of hand. Thank you! On the bad side, the D.C. Mayor, @MurielBowser, who is always looking for money & help, wouldn’t let the D.C. Police get involved. “Not their job.” Nice!”
Read more here.

The latest on the Floyd case

In Western Journal, Jack Davis reports,
The preliminary autopsy results of George Floyd found no evidence that he died of asphyxiation or strangulation, according to the criminal complaint filed against former Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin, who is accused of kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes.

Floyd’s family has now hired forensic pathologist, Dr. Michael Baden, to perform a second, independent autopsy, Baden confirmed to Fox News.

Baden, who formerly was New York City’s chief medical examiner, said he was set to travel to Minneapolis on Saturday and announce his findings next week.

Chauvin, 44, was arrested and charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

The case, which grew out of an arrest over suspicion of Floyd trying to buy merchandise with a counterfeit $20 bill, became a national flashpoint after video of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck circulated on social media.

...His death has sparked protests across the United States this week, which in many cases have turned into riots.

According to the criminal complaint against Chauvin, Floyd fell to the ground when police sought to get him into a squad car.

“The officers made several attempts to get Mr. Floyd in the backseat of squad 320 from the driver’s side,” the complaint said. “Mr. Floyd did not voluntarily get in the car and struggled with the officers by intentionally falling down, saying he was not going in the car, and refusing to stand still.”

“While standing outside the car, Mr. Floyd began saying and repeating that he could not breathe,” the complaint added, saying that Chauvin “went to the passenger side and tried to get Mr. Floyd into the car from that side” with help from other officers.

Chauvin “pulled Mr. Floyd out of the passenger side of the squad car at 8:19:38 p.m. and Mr. Floyd went to the ground face down and still handcuffed,” it said.

While other officers held his back and legs, the complaint said Chauvin “placed his left knee in the area of Mr. Floyd’s head and neck.”

“Mr. Floyd said, ‘I can’t ‘breathe’ multiple times and repeatedly said, ‘Mama’ and ‘please’ as well,” the complaint said, later adding: “The officers said, ‘You are talking fine.'”

After several minutes, when officers could not find a pulse on Floyd, Chauvin “removed his knee from Mr. Floyd’s neck,” according to the complaint.

The complaint noted: “The Hennepin County Medical Examiner (ME) conducted Mr. Floyd’s autopsy on May 26 , 2020. The full report of the ME is pending but the ME has made the following preliminary findings.

“The autopsy revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”

The complaint then cited other possible reasons Floyd died.

“Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease. The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death,” it said.

“The defendant had his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in total. Two minutes and 53 seconds of this was after Mr. Floyd was non-responsive. Police are trained that this type of restraint with a subject in a prone position is inherently dangerous.”

Ben Crump and S. Lee Merritt, attorneys for Floyd’s family, said a second autopsy was needed, recalling the 2014 death of Eric Garner, who was put in a chokehold by New York City police and later died. Baden performed an autopsy in the Garner case.

“We saw in the Eric Garner case, and so many other cases where they have people who work with the city workers come up with things that are such an illusion — he had asthma, he had a heart condition — all these things that are irrelevant when they were living, breathing, walking, talking, just fine until the police accosted them,” Crump said at a news conference, according to ABC News.

Crump framed the case as an example of what he claimed is a national climate of racism.

“We have been dealing with the pandemic of racism and discrimination for far too long,” he said.

“It is a pandemic, a national pandemic, we cannot keep looking at this regionally, this is affecting all African-Americans, this a state of emergency.

“If we don’t address this in the next month or two we will see another senseless, unjustifiable killing of an African-American at the hands by people who are police or pretend to be police,” Crump added.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Twitter Highlights today

David Harsanyi Retweeted
Andy McCarthy

I just have one question after reading totally appropriate Flynn-Kislyak calls. Of the Obama officials who framed General Flynn as a clandestine agent of Russia, how many of them put their lives on the line for the United States like he did?

Mulder’s Lying Dog-faced Coping Pony Soldier liked

CNN HQ in Atlanta getting overrun by leftist protesters that they themselves whipped into a frenzy.

Many are defacing and vandalizing the giant CNN logo outside the building.

You're watching Dr. Frankenstein get destroyed by his own monster.

Andy Ngô

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s daughter, Isra Hirsi, used her large social media influence to try to get people to give “supplies” to rioters in Minnesota. The list she shared included a request for sticks, plywood and rackets.

In the Daily Wire, Ryan Saavedra points out that unlike what they did with President Trump,
Twitter took no action against numerous tweets that appeared to encourage rioting, destruction of property, or fighting against law enforcement.

Lift the Lockdowns!

In tne Instapundit blog, Glenn Reynolds writes,
OPEN BACK UP: Covid-19 is battering independent physician practices. They need help now. Hospitals and medical practices never should have been shut down for “nonessential” services. That’s possibly the biggest mistake of many in this pandemic — and especially continuing the shutdown for months after it was obvious hospitals weren’t going to be flooded.

Trump ends funding of World Health Organization

Spencer Neale reports in the Washington Examiner,
The relationship between the United States and the World Health Organization has ended.

President Trump said in a Rose Garden address on Friday that he would terminate the relationship between the U.S. and the WHO immediately, accusing the organization of taking directives from China.

"China has total control over the World Health Organization despite paying only $40 million per year compared to what the United States has been paying, which is approximately $450 million a year," Trump said. "We have detailed the reforms that it must make and engaged with them directly, but they have refused to act."

"Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent, global public health needs," Trump said.
Read more here.

Celebrating destruction with fireworks and alcohol

"We are postponing another rendezvous with reality."

Victor Davis Hanson writes in part in PJ Media,
...In the first two decades of the 21st century, the United States has faced three existential crises. The first was the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, which prompted a global effort to fight radical Islamic terrorism. The second occurred in 2008 when the U.S. financial system and stock market nearly collapsed. The third began earlier this year with the COVID-19 epidemic and quarantines that reduced the economy to its most shaky state since the 1930s.

...During the first two crises, we snapped back the economy with low interest rates, increased government spending and larger annual deficits — and passed the greater long-term debt to another administration, another Congress and another generation of Americans.

We are postponing another rendezvous with reality. But as we near $30 trillion in debt, what cannot go on much longer soon probably won’t.
Read more here.

I guess the lockdown has been lifted in Denver!

What can be done to protect our most vulnerable?

In the American Thinker, Rovvy Lepor writes in part,
...As our nation proceeds to reopen, the federal government can lead the way by providing guidance and assistance to protect elderly and vulnerable Americans in nursing homes.
He then provides steps that can help significantly stem the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes here.

Cruz urges criminal investigation into Twitter

In Neon Nettle, Jay Greenberg reports in part that U.S. Senator Ted Cruz
has called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Treasury Department to investigate Twitter over allegations the company breached U.S. sanctions against Iran. On Friday, Cruz wrote a letter to the Departments urging a criminal investigation into the social media giant for potential criminal activity related to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. According to Cruz, Twitter may have committed sanctionable actions prohibited by Executive Order 13876. Cruz wrote to Attorney General William Barr and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin regarding the allegations. The letter states that Cruz informed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey early this year that:“Twitter and its principals face criminal liability and sanctions exposure for providing social media accounts to Iranian persons designated as Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) pursuant to E.O. 13876.”

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