Monday, August 31, 2020

Later tweets tonight

Joe Concha tweeted,
Joe Biden takes 0.0 questions again. Have never seen a candidate/campaign have so little confidence in a presidential nominee’s ability to defend his policies/proposals in facing almost zero accountability. Only headline today: Biden again ducks reporter questions after PA speech


Kayleigh McEnany tweeted,
While Democrats have ignored violence in our streets, President
@realDonaldTrump
has provided federal assistance with great RESULT:

White heavy check mark Kansas City: violence has been cut by 1/3
White heavy check mark Portland: 74 suspects charged
White heavy check mark Indianapolis: 49 guns related to gun violence off the street


Jesse Watters tweeted,
The funniest line from Democrats, Media, and Hollywood is when they say
@realdonaldtrump
is stoking the violence, that is them saying "I'm mad at Trump for talking about the violence we're committing." #TheFive

Rush Limbaugh: "Trump and that convention lifted me at a time I needed it."

In Instapundit, Glenn Reynolds expresses his agreement with these words of Rush Limbaugh.
It was during the Republican convention last week and it was obvious what the Democrat Party was attempting to do. And they’re building on it now with the attempt to blame Trump for all of the domestic terrorism that is going on. I believe the Democrat Party, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, whoever, I think they are attempting, and have been for a while, to literally foment a race war. I think that has been the objective. And they have been throwing so much hate at Donald Trump that they have been goading him into responding with his own version of hate. And that is where Trump has been brilliant.

He has not responded in kind. He has not responded with hate. They have ladled it on. They have just hammered hate at him, hoping that he will hammer hate back at them. You look at that Republican convention, there wasn’t any hate. You couldn’t find a shred of it. All you found was love, appreciation. You found one of the most diverse political conventions I have ever seen, one that was uplifting to me. And I needed it at the point that it happened last week. And it did. Trump and that convention lifted me at a time I needed it. And I hope that it had the same effect on a lot of other people.
Read more here.

Blood wii be on their hands

The toughest job in the world!

Tweets and quotes today

dutchsheets tweeted,
We are promised that He will meet our needs. He does this because of the great love He has for us, His children. May His love and provision be yours today.


Ivanka Trump tweeted,
This morning’s historic Israel-Abu Dhabi commercial flight, the first ever, flew over Saudi airspace.

The word “Peace” was written on the plane in Arabic, Hebrew and English to honor the occasion giving a new meaning to the traditional greeting of 'go in peace.’ πŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•Š


Stonewall Jackson tweeted,
Last thing the left expected when they created this newest race war, defund the police movement, was for Trump's approval with blacks to quadruple


Ben Shapiro tweeted,
If Biden does not mention Antifa or BLM by name in condemning rioting and looting, his condemnations mean nothing. The media won't press him, because many agree with the Antifa and BLM agenda. And he won't condemn those groups because he's afraid of fracturing his coalition.


Rudy W. Giuliani tweeted,
These are #BidenRiots because of #Bidensilence on riots for 90 days and, among other reasons, his staff contributing money for bail in Minneapolis for looters, rioters, rapists so they could continue to riot.


Ace of Spades wrote in his blog after today's latest ruling in the Flynn case,
Viva Frei made these points: 1, Flynn should win on the law. It's not even close. 2, if he loses, it's only due to the court being 8-3 Democrats, with one Republican recusing himself.

He made the further point: If you can predict every single judge's vote based solely on their partisan affiliation -- ignoring the facts of the case -- then what you have is not a court of law, but a court of politics.

This is a court of politics.

Arrest him and throw away the key!

"Think about it!"

Some tweets from the good guys and gals

Laura Ingraham tweeted,
Until violent BLM/Antifa radicals think they’re going to jail for a long time, they will continue their destruction. Freeze their accounts, prosecute their leaders, defeat all politicians who coddle them.


Marisa tweeted,
WHERE IS GEORGE SOROS? Pouting facePouting facePouting face
LOCK HIM UP!!
Soros funds all domestic terrorism in America. He should be marked as the number one Enemy of the State. He's doing everything to destroy and destabilize America!


Jeremy Boreing tweeted,
The media’s complete 180 on the riots when they saw the effect of the chaos on their poll numbers is the most obvious proof yet they are frauds.


Scott Adams tweeted,
Okay, smart people, what margin of victory would Trump need to have on Election Day to avoid mass civil unrest about the election results being "fixed" by Republicans? I think he'd have to win the popular vote by 10%.


DickyD tweeted,
So Soros pays leftist rioters who join leftist groups that are motivated by leftist ideology in leftist cities that are run by leftist mayors in leftist states that are run by leftist govs, and they are burning down their own cities. Yep, definitely sounds like Trump's fault.



Seattle Independent tweeted,
Donald Trump is really not right wing. He's not a reactionary. He's certainly not Pat Buchanan or William F. Buckley. Trump is actually a pragmatic moderate. What the establishment fears is not a right wing fascist. They fear a crusader against corruption.


Dinesh D'Souza tweeted,
I want to commend the citizen journalists who are giving us the real scoop on the riots and murder in the cities. They are not only our best journalists, in some respects they are the only journalists left. The rest are mostly frauds masquerading as journalists


Dr. Zev Zelenko tweeted,
Zinc has mild anti-viral effects
HCQ has mild anti-viral effects
Azithromycin has mild anti-viral effects

When Zinc + HCQ + Azithromycin are used in synergy
The effect is absolutely CATASTROPHIC, DEVASTATING, and LETHAL to Covid-19.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Greg and guests share their takes on the Republican National Convention

"The day that liberalism died, and progressivism rose from the ashes, a dark turn in leftist history that no one seems to have noticed."

In the American Spectator, Jack Cashill writes in part, about the Travon Hoax, a new movie presently showing on YouTube.
Zimmerman’s arrest marked the day that liberalism died, and progressivism rose from the ashes, a dark turn in leftist history that no one seems to have noticed.

The results have been catastrophic. In January 2009, 79 percent of whites and 64 percent of blacks held a favorable view of race relations in America. By July 2013, following the Zimmerman trial, those figures had fallen to 52 percent among whites and 38 percent among blacks. They have never recovered. As Gallup notes, “Since 2013, Americans’ overall positive perceptions on race have cooled, and perceptions among blacks have soured considerably.” Propaganda works.

...Getting neither satisfaction nor any corrective truth from President Barack “If I had a son” Obama, militants transformed their anger into action. The most radical of these activists formed Black Lives Matter (BLM), a group whose website traces its founding “to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman.”

In August 2014, a year and a month after Zimmerman’s acquittal, protesters chanting “black lives matter” torched the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson and left much of it in ruins. Ferguson represented the second major racial conflagration in two years rooted in a hoax, this time, “Hands up, don’t shoot.” The media chose not to notice.

Nationwide, but especially in cities where rioting followed lethal police–citizen encounters, cops instinctively began to pull back from actively policing black neighborhoods. Sensing opportunity, criminals moved into the void.

...The murder rate began a steady decline once Barack Obama left office, but God knows what the final body count will be when the “Minneapolis effect” runs its course. Once again, the great majority of the dead will be black. This time, God willing, the young African Americans who survive may demand real answers as to why their brethren had to die.
Read more here.

"In 2020 it is the Democrats who should lose big."

In Behind the Black, Robert Zimmerman writes in part,
Biden is only the figurehead. It is the body of the now very corrupt, anti-American, and radical Democratic Party that must be killed, thoroughly and at all levels, including the House, the Senate, and in every state, city, and local council election.

...Above all, don’t be afraid to vote for an unfamiliar name. Voting for incumbents at the local levels in urban Democratic strongholds is one of the reasons we are now where we are, with local Democratic Party political leaders endorsing rioting and violence while calling for the shuttering of police departments, even as they simultaneously call for strict gun control laws that will disarm all ordinary law-abiding citizens.

These Democrat local leaders have even made it a point — in their fear of COVID-19 — to release thousands of criminals from prison (many of which were convicted for violent crimes), even as they imposed strict house arrests on the general law-abiding public while shutting down religious gatherings and bankrupting legal businesses.

...Should Trump and the Republicans win nationwide in November, and then fail to bring major sweeping changes in Washington and elsewhere in the next four years, then maybe after a crushing defeat in 2020, a renewed Democratic Party in 2024 will give Americans a new option, and should then, and only under those conditions, be given a second chance.

...Either way, in 2020 it is the Democrats who should lose big. They have become a party of power-hungry criminals, of corrupt bureaucrats working to overthrow the government, of looters and rioters, of illegal immigrants, of lock downs and masks, and finally of economic bankruptcy because they are touting socialism and communism as our future, ideologies that have always failed whenever tried.
Read it all here.

Americans have fallen in love with their fear of COVID-19

In the Behind the Black blog, Robert Zimmerman writes in part,
We are now serfs to the state, our lives constricted by its desires to tell us how to live, in sometimes the most trivial manner. For now and into the future for generations, our political leaders will have the power to clamp down on us, shoving their boots onto our faces, whenever any minor flu epidemic might appear on the horizon.

Worst of all, too many people seem okay with this. To go back to normal means we all finally admit that COVID-19 is no longer a threat, that in fact it was never that much of a threat. This too is unacceptable. Americans have fallen in love with their fear of COVID-19, and no facts are going to dissuade them from giving up that love.
He analyzes the COVID-19 data here.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Tweets from the good guys and gals

Donald J. Trump tweeted,
The thugs who accosted Senator
@RandPaul
and his wonderful wife, Kelly, together with those who made threats to many other people who had just attended the Republican National Convention at the White House, must be sought out and immediately arrested. Well documented evidence!


Denlesks tweeted, Me wondering why pro sports have million dollar lighting, multiple camera angles, video replay, and hi-def slow motion to determine the correct call but athletes can judge a police officer’s actions perfectly from a shaky, grainy cell phone video shot from across the street


Greg Gutfeld tweeted,
We now know there is a plan to burn our homes: they're telling us that. SO, what do we do? If we fight back - we are called vigilantes. And that's illegal. its a perfect recipe for war. No mayors. no leaders. no protection. what do we do?amazon


Breanna Morello tweeted.
I’m DONE with athletes lecturing me about social justice while they’re cashing their Nike endorsement checks paid for by Uighur slave labor.


Josh Caplan tweeted,
WKYC: U.S. Marshals locate 25 missing Northeast Ohio children in "Operation Safety Net"


Kirstie Alley tweeted,
If YOU don’t want to be ONE NATION UNDER GOD then don’t. But hell will freeze over before you stop the REST OF US! Ya damn yahoos

Rand Paul calls for an FBI investigation to see who is paying for the riots.

Rand is calling for an FBI investigation. The senator says he believes "crazed mobs" are being "hired" to travel from out of town and across state lines to instigate unrest and rioting. Jay Greenberg has a comprehensive report in Neon Nettle.

Read it all here.

What a great idea!

Mobbed

In BPR, Jim Dougherty reports on Dan Bongino, Senator Rand Paul, and others who were abused and harassed by the violent mob as they left the final night of the Republican convention. Read it all here.

Tweets I liked today

Eric Carmen tweeted,
The last thing I needed after watching the glorious RNC, tonight, was "commentary" from Chris Wallace, Juan Williams and former DNC cheater Donna Brazile. We all know what we just watched. We don't need commentary at all, and certainly not from those three.


Scott Adams tweeted,
Trump just promised to put a woman on the moon. He wasn’t specific, but I think he means Hillary.


The Hodgetwins tweeted,
We are being censored!
@realDonaldTrump

@Facebook
is about to unpublish our FB page with 6 million followers. The NY Times recent article claiming we are right wing Provacateurs They are interfering with this election! Conservatives are being censored on FB. PLEASE RETWEET!!


Donald J. Trump tweeted,
Now that Biden’s Polls are dropping fast, he has agreed to get out of his basement and start campaignin,“in ten days.” Sadly, that is a very slow reaction time for a President. Our beloved USA needs a much faster, smarter, and tougher response than that. Get out there today, Joe!


Ned Ryun tweeted,
"Assault is a crime everywhere in America because it’s fundamental: We are not civilized if some are free to terrorize others at will."

Clever!

New travel ban proposed


From the satirical Babylon Bee:
Democrats Demand Travel Ban On Slovenia To Prevent More Supermodel First Ladies From Invading America

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Democrats, outraged by the beauty and poise of Melania Trump, are demanding an immediate travel ban to prevent further supermodel First Ladies from entering the country in the future. The recommended travel ban would include Melania Trump's home country of Slovenia, as well as several other Eastern European countries known for beautiful women interested in migrating to America.

"This is nothing short of an invasion!" said Becky McTweebly, a professional activist and cat mom. "These women are coming into this country stealing our modeling jobs and our First Lady jobs! They are marrying our billionaires and stealing hearts with their charming accents! This must stop!"

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is expected to draft legislation entitled The Preventing Hostile Foreign Invaders Act, which would ban all immigration of attractive women from Eastern Europe. Bill Clinton is the only Democrat who has come out in opposition to this legislation. He gave no reason for this opposition, although experts say it's probably just because he's really gross.

A petition demanding an immediate travel ban has gathered 8 signatures thus far, 5 of which have the same name as Becky McTweebly.

A direct threat on President Trump's life

"Peaceful"

39 children rescued in Georgia sex trafficking bust

Tony Thomas reports for WSB-TV in Georgia that over three dozen missing children are now safe because
For two weeks, U.S.Marshals Fugitive Hunters and other agencies scoured north and middle Georgia looking for missing and exploited children. In all, 26 endangered children were recovered and another 13 missing children were found.

Nine suspects were arrested.
Learn more here.

"I shouldn't of called him Esther Williams!"

Friday, August 28, 2020

Facebook bias against conservatives

In Life Site, Calvin Freiburger writes about Facebook bias against conservatives.
From Facebook, two whistleblowers came forward recently to attest that the platform aggressively discriminates against conservatives on a global scale for the purpose of influencing election outcomes.

One provided footage of content moderators openly discussing how they would like to delete “every Donald Trump post I see on the timeline” and “delete all Republicans ... for terrorism” if they so much as post a photo “wearing a MAGA hat.” Cognizant service delivery manager Demian Gordon can also be seen saying he would not hold staff accountable for taking down Trump posts on the grounds that they “gotta get the Cheeto (Trump) out of the office.”

The other described witnessing moderators “deleting on average 300 posts or actioning 300 posts a day” in a way “that just targeted conservatives or favored liberals,” with personnel equating Trump supporters with violent hate groups, while expressly making an exception for overtly-hateful posts by the moderators’ LGBT allies in the name of supporting Pride Month.
Read more here.

Keep them in the dark! (After you get their tuition money)

ArLuther Lee, reports in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
Administration officials at the University of Alabama reportedly have ordered the school’s professors to keep quiet about the coronavirus amid an outbreak that infected more than 500 students during the first week of classes.

Faculty in multiple departments said they received emails this week telling them not to discuss the situation in classrooms and to keep students in the dark if they became aware of anyone contracting the virus, according to an exclusive report by The Daily Beast.
Read more here.

History repeating itself

From the satirical Babylon Bee:
Leftists Fight Fascism By Marching Through Streets Forcing Everyone To Perform Their Special Salute


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Leftists announced a bold new tactic to eradicate fascism from the land today: marching in lockstep through the streets and accosting anyone who doesn't chant their slogans and perform their special salute.

"We did it! We defeated fascism!" cried one elated protester after the mob accosted a woman in the street and screamed in her face for not performing their salute, in which their arms were raised at a 45-degree angle. "Great job, everyone! Free milkshakes for everyone!" They then threw milkshakes at random passersby.

As for citizens who don't perform the special salute, mobs are organizing camps for them to be reeducated in. Should people not own a car to drive to the camps, they will be sent via public transportation, possibly a train.

At publishing time, mob leaders had purchased some matching brown uniforms for everyone so you can easily recognize who the good guys are.

Notable tweets and quotes 8-28-20

President Trump said in his acceptance speech,
"How can the Democrat Party ask to lead our country when it spends so much time tearing down our country?"


Trump also said,
Joe Biden’s plan is not a solution to the virus, but rather it’s a surrender to the virus.”


Trump also slammed Biden for pledging to “abolish the production of American oil, coal, shale, and natural gas – laying waste to the economies of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico. Millions of jobs will be lost, and energy prices will soar. These same policies led to crippling power outages in California just last week.”


Mollie Hemingway wrote in the Federalist,
"Because of the media being so hysterically anti-Trump, this convention is the first time in about four years that non-leftist Americans have seen other Americans reflecting their positive views about President Trump."


Mike Coudry tweeted,
Hitler used violent gangs and street thugs called the “Sturmabteilung”, meaning ‘assault division’, to intimidate, harass and violently assault his political opposition.


Lisa Boothe tweeted,
Every Democrat in the Senate should have been forced to comment on what happened to
@RandPaul
. I can guarantee you they would have been asked if the political parties were reversed.

The Democratic Party is now doing the same.


Lock them all up and throw away the key!

Kelly Paul, wife of Senator Rand Paul, writes in the Washington Examiner about the dangerous mob that encircled and raged against her and Rand as they were leaving President Trump's event last night. Read it here.

"The point of the mob is to wipe out what it cannot create."

In PJ Media, Victor Davis Hanson writes in part,
For the majority of Americans who do not buy into the revolution, it all seems so surreal — and hypocritical.

Only a despised, dynamic American economy allows millions to divorce from it for a summer of protest.

A ridiculed U.S. Constitution ensures that looters and arsonists have due process.

The Bill of Rights guarantees peaceful assembly and electrically amplified profanity rarely protected elsewhere.

Affirmative action; federally ensured and subsidized college grants and loans; and cheap smartphones, headphones, and laptops all give youth choices unimagined in the past.

No matter — cultural revolutions are incoherent and nihilist.

...The point of the mob is to wipe out what it cannot create.

It topples what it can neither match nor even comprehend.

It would erode the very system that ensures its singular freedom, leisure, and historic affluence.

The brand of the anarchist is not logic but envy-driven power: to take it, to keep it, and to use it against purported enemies — which would otherwise be impossible in times of calm or through the ballot box.
Read more here.

The man the mob went for last night

Our greatest hopes...Our worst fears

Real choices

We don't need your help!

Oregon Muse writes in part,
I'm thankful that C-SPAN has a YouTube channel that provides the proceedings without commercials and, more importantly, without any yammering commentators. Attention talking heads: I can think of few things in this world more useless than you. I don't need you, I don't want you. I do not need to you tell me what I just saw. I don't need you to explain it to me, I can figure it out for myself. And if there is anything I don't know, I can easily look it up. I have the internet, too, just like you. You may not have realized this, but the flow of information has gotten a lot more decentralized over the past 2 or 3 decades. So it's not like you're sitting on a bunch of stuff I don't have or can't get to. And I can't begin to count the number of times you professional journalismists got out-scooped by bloggers, autistic 4chan nerds, and guys wearing pajamas in their basements.

The difference between Obama/Biden and Trump/Pence

"This isn't a video game!"

"How did we get to this point where so many young people are callous and indifferent toward human life...where you can commit mayhem and then just hit reset and bring all the characters back to life?"

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Some takes from the livebloggers tonight

In PJ Media, Stephen Kruiser wrote,
Make no mistake: the thoroughly vile mainstream media will find a way to twist the Mueller's and Ann Dorn's speeches into something negative. They lack the basic humanity to be moved by any of this. Politics has destroyed their souls.


In PJ Media, Bryan Preston wrote,
The RNC video montage on China referred to its deviousness and its Thousand Talents Program. It's industrial-scale theft to the tune of about $1 trillion a year strategically spent by the communists to take advantage of our open universities and frankly, our naivete about Beijing's intentions.

Thousand Talents started in 2008. Biden either didn't know or didn't care or both. Trump is unleashing DOJ to stop that technological espionage that's happening on our soil.


In PJ Media, Stephen Green quotes a RNC speaker,
"Democrats put illegal aliens before black Americans."
Yep, for years now, too.


In PJ Media, Stacey Lennox quotes a RNC speaker,
"Joe Biden doesn't know anything about business or creating jobs"


In PJ Media, Bryan Preston wrote,
This woman from Pennsylvania is making the case -- successfully -- that Donald Trump is the safe choice and Joe Biden is the risky choice in November.

She's right. Biden has signed on to numerous ways to kill jobs. Your job may be in the radical left's sights. Your city may already be burning because the radical left set it on fire and Biden took three months to say anything about it.

Vote accordingly.

Worthwhile quotes and tweets this evening

Re: today's storm hitting Louisiana and Texas, Sundance writes in the Last Refuge,
Due to the speed of the storm there are already convoys coming to construct a pre-planned electricity grid recovery process. Convoys from every city, town and state from the east-coast to the mid-west. A glorious melding of dirty fingernails all arriving for the meet-up. Depending on your proximity to the bigger picture objectives at hand, you will cherish their arrival.
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Scott Adams tweeted,
No one suggests skipping debates unless they know their candidate is unable.


Matt Walsh tweeted,
The Left wants to cancel Tucker Carlson (again) because he made some completely correct observations about the anarchy in our streets. We need to drown out their impotent whining by supporting the only guy on cable news who tells the unvarnished truth. #IStandWithTuckerCarlson


Jenna Ellis tweeted,
DNC: We hate Trump and want you to be afraid of everything.

RNC: We love AMERICA and want you to have freedom in everything.

Pretty simple decision on how to vote.


Bryan Preston wrote in PJ Media,
This stopped being a political convention at some point tonight.

It's a testimonial of loss, freedom, faith, and redemption.


Highlights of night three

In the Federalist, Mollie Hemingway lists what she saw as the most significant features of last night's RNC.
1. A Return to Realism In Foreign Policy

2. Substantive Outreach to Black Voters

3. Strong Pro-Life Speakers

4. Chen Guangcheng

5. Media Spiraling

6. Stagecraft And Enthusiasm
Go here to read the points she makes about each of these features

Another fantastic speech!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?view=detail&mid=EAC62E23D0F98AB90CF3EAC62E23D0F98AB90CF3&shtp=GetUrl&shid=c020a214-7108-402f-a5c3-9ecead495cc2&shtk=S0FZTEVJR0ggTUNFTkFOWSBQT1dFUkZVTCBSTkMgU1BFRUNI&shdk=I01hZ2EgI01hZ2EyMDIwICNLYWcgaHR0cHM6Ly90d2l0dGVyLmNvbS9SZWFsQnJ5c29uR3JheSBCcnlzb24gR3JheSBZb3V0dWJlOiBodHRwczovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS9jaGFubmVsL1VDWWVPamd4S2JsOHd3OV9nN212OGFSUSBCcnlzb24gR3JheSBBbGJ1bTogaHR0cHM6Ly9tdXNpYy5hcHBsZS5jb20vdXMvYWxidW0vbWFnYS1haW50LWdvdC1uby1jb2xvci8xNDk4MzU2NDU0IGh0dHBzOi8vY2xvdmVyY2hyb25pY2xlLmNvbS9sZXRzLWJlLWZyYW5rLyBXaGVuIHlvdSBkZWNpZGUgdG8gbGl2ZSBib2xkbHkgd2l0aG91dCB0aGUgaXJyYXRpb25hbCBmZWFyIHRoYXQgaXMgcHVtcGVkIGludG8geW91ciAuLi4%3D&shhk=0dLz9Nb478Wl7p97zrjBdPyGd3naoWKBgzLtYY72nco%3D&form=VDSHOT&shth=OSH.fYPnqHba1cwq7S%252FyGVtROg

"Trust, Commitment and Love!"

"That's what happened when Washington D.C. stopped being the capital of the United States and started being the capital of the world."

Justifiable self-defense

Ace of Spades writes in part in his blog,
Recidivist Criminal Who Chased Kyle Rittenhouse While Carrying (Illegally) A Pistol: My Only Regret Is Not Having Drawn My (Illegal) Gun Sooner So I Could Have Emptied the Mag Into Him
—Ace
The criminal armed with a gun announces that his intention was in fact to kill Kyle Rittenhouse.

Therefore: Kyle Rittenhouse's shooting of him was justifiable self-defense, and it's beyond any disputation.

Are we really going through with this farce of a political show trial?

Do citizens have to surround the courthouse and start lighting it up until they release him?

Is that the only thing our cowardly, terrorist-supporting Democrat politicians understand, now? The force and menace of a "mostly peaceful" mob?
Read much more here.

Trump's huge Mideast achievement

David Goldman (Spengler) writes in PJ Media,
At Law and Liberty, I argue that President Trump’s “America First” stance is a positive for peace in the Middle East. The Israel-UAE peace agreement is the best thing that has happened to the region since Anwar Sadat made peace with Israel forty years ago. Key takeaway:

More than his personal diplomacy, Trump’s “America First” policies deserve credit for the agreement, the administration’s clearest achievement in foreign policy. By eschewing American military intervention in the region, Trump pushed the regional players to rise to the occasion. The mortal leap was more difficult for Prince Zayed, and will be for the Saudis and others who follow his lead, because Sunni radicalism remains a formidable force in the region—with funding and encouragement from Qatar and Turkey. The fact that energy-self-sufficient America no longer needs to play policeman in the Persian Gulf, and has wearied of sacrificing blood and treasure in regional wars, compels the Gulf states to act responsibly as a matter of self-preservation. As long as the Gulf States remained de facto US protectorates, they could claim that the “Arab Street” stood in the way of relations with Israel. Now that they have to take responsibility for their own defense, they look to Israel for help.

Trump drew fire in October 2019 when he announced that the small contingent of US forces in Syria would leave, effectively leaving Russia as the dominant outside power. The widely-predicted disaster never happened. Russia has limited the scope of Turkish influence among the remaining radical Sunni fighters and allowed Israel to pound Iranian positions throughout. The UAE-Israel agreement opens new possibilities for Syrian reconstruction.

“America First” has worked wonders in the Middle East. The utopians who tried to remake the Middle East into a set of Western-style democracies created a disaster. When George W. Bush forced majority rule onto Iraq, he got a sectarian Shi’ite state that allied with Iran. The Sunni minority who had ruled Iraq under Saddam Hussein lost its state protection, and inevitably sought the protection of “non-state actors,” that is, al-Qaeda and ISIS. As Mike Flynn warned in 2012, the Obama administration’s support for Sunni radicals fighting the Assad regime in Syria helped ISIS emerge. Russia intervened in Syria in 2015–as a former Israeli national security advisor explained to me–because the country had become a Petri dish for terrorists who threatened Russia’s Muslim southern flank.

Donald Trump rejected “endless wars” to export democracy to countries that had no clue what it might be. He wants to get American soldiers out of harm’s way. And guess what? The locals figured out that without America around as global cop, they had better come up with their own solutions. The Trump administration used its good offices to help the Gulf States to act in their own best interests, and the UAE’s Prince Sayed stepped up to the plate.

The whole essay can be found here.

Tweets I liked today

ENoCH tweeted,
Yesterday: Trump says he wants drug tests before the debate.
Today: Pelosi says there is no need for a debate.


Lori Hendry tweeted,
Why did we shut down a $22 Trillion dollar economy for a 0.1% death rate.


Thomas Sowell tweeted,
Virtually everybody is worse off than somebody else, if only in one dimension, so there are nearly unlimited opportunities to pander to people's sense of injustice, victimhood and entitlement.


Matt Walsh tweeted,
George Floyd forced his way into a woman's home and pointed a gun at her stomach. Jacob Blake was wanted for domestic abuse and was terrorizing a woman when the cops were called. In the Me Too era it's odd how the Left is making martyrs out of violent men who prey on women.


Mark Levin tweeted,
NBA cancels itself. Brilliant. Maybe the NFL and MLB will follow. Remember when the best professional athletes in our country would interrupt their careers to fight for our country?


Ken Gardner tweeted,
If we want real civilization, we must maintain law and order and respect the rule of law. You can’t riot or loot or burn down things when you don’t get your way. Civilization requires adults, not spoiled, narcisssistic, or nihilistic preteen brats or thugs in adult bodies.


Steve Hilton tweeted,
If we want real civilization, we must maintain law and order and respect the rule of law. You can’t riot or loot or burn down things when you don’t get your way. Civilization requires adults, not spoiled, narcisssistic, or nihilistic preteen brats or thugs in adult bodies.

Some tweets and quotes from last night

Ace of Spades wrote in his blog,
If you're providing a service of dubious value, never, ever give people a chance to see how well they do without your services.

(That's why I don't take many vacations!


Scott Adams tweeted,
One of Joe Biden's satanic supporters posts photos of my deceased stepson in comments to my tweets. That's who we are dealing with.


Dr. Zev Zelenko tweeted,
Day reckoning is coming for everyone who colluded anti-HCQ propaganda. If you're among the policymakers or physicians participating in this charade, you may want to dissociate yourself while you can credibly plead ignorance for tens of thousands of preventable deaths.


Michael McHale, the president of the National Association of Police Organizations.said in part in his speech to the RNC last night,
"The differences between Trump/Pence and Biden/Harris are crystal clear," McHale claimed. "Your choices are the most pro-law enforcement president we've ever had or the most radical anti-police ticket in history."


Tera Myers, a mother from Ohio said in her speech last night,
“Before Samuel was even born I was told his life wouldn’t be worth living,” Myers said. “When early tests revealed he had Down Syndrome, our doctor encouraged me to terminate the pregnancy. He said ‘If you do not, you will be burdening your life, family and your community.’”

Myers said no.

“I knew my baby was a human being created by God and that made him worthy of life. I am thankful that President Trump values the life of the unborn,” she said.

I am glad she was not afraid to call out her doctor!

Vile smugness and condescension

C0-blogger CBD writes in part in the Ace of Spades blog,
One of the significant downsides to living in a metropolitan area is the vile smugness and condescension that is displayed on every street corner and at every cocktail party and brunch and casual conversation. The trivial fact that these pompous asses live in Park Slope rather than suburban Kansas City or Montana or Eastern Washington or West Virginia gives them the thoroughly ridiculous impression that they are superior...intellectually; socially, sexually, gastronomically, aesthetically...

It is elitism; pure and simple, and it is misplaced. As a thoroughly unscientific sample, my experience is that if you want to be snubbed and treated rudely and hear all sorts of jingoistic blather about pretty much every topic of import, then spend some time in the blue cities and their suburbs. But if you want to be treated kindly and with compassion and without reference to your skin color or religion or politics, then head to Middle America.

Being glib, or, if you prefer, articulate, is not an indicator of intelligence. Direct your attention to any one of 50 TV news pundits for proof. Being critical and dismissive of others is not an indicator of intelligence or sophistication. It is, however, a powerful indicator of being an asshole.
Read more here.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Later tweets tonight

Joe Pags tweeted,
the warrant for #JacobBlake was third-degree sexual assault, trespassing and disorderly conduct in connection with domestic abuse last month. Does #LeBron know this? The #NBA?


Ian Miles Cheong tweeted,
Looting and violence has erupted in Minneapolis after a man shot himself as police approached him. How is this the fault of the police?


Gov Mike Huckabee tweeted,
From mid-70's I've committed to see every human life from conception to natural death as a life w/ intrinsic worth & value. Sanctity of life isn't political for me-it's moral. Why will I support
@realDonaldTrump
& pray you will? Did you hear 1 word of support for life from DNC?


Paula Bolyard wrote in PJ Media,
PAULA BOLYARD
Pence with the line of the night:: "You won't be safe in Joe Biden's America."


Jeff Reynolds wrote in PJ Media,
We're opening up America's schools (in states that don't have tin-pot dictator governors).


Bryan Preston wrote in PJ Media,
...When the pandemic struck, we had a strong economy thanks in large part to American energy dominance. We have the possibly of a V-shaped recovery because of American energy dominance.

Joe Biden would end all of that, for unreliable and expensive "alternative" energy -- that still requires extensive, damaging mining, and would make us dependent on China for key rare earth minerals.

American energy independence alone is enough reason to support Trump over Biden.


Scott Adams tries again today to get us to realize the Charlottesville hoax.



A busy night on Twitter

Sean Davis tweeted,
Abolish police and watch as vigilante LARPers and Marxist garbage babies patrol the streets and dispense their own justice.

Let police, who are accountable under the law, do their jobs according to the law.

Pick one. Because it's one or the other, and there's no middle ground.


Paul Sperry tweeted,
Sep. 29, 2020: 1st presidential debate, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Oct. 15, 2020: 2nd presidential debate, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL

Oct. 22, 2020: 3rd presidential debate, Belmont University, Nashville, TN


Cathy He reported in the Epoch Times,
The United States on Aug. 26 took action against 24 Chinese state-owned companies, as well individuals involved in Beijing’s military aggression in the disputed South China Sea, as the Trump administration escalates its responses to threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party.


Mark Dice tweeted,
Attorney General of WI confirms that Jacob Blake was armed with a knife.


Stonewall Jackson tweeted,
Kill a 5 year old white boy, no one blinks an eye. . . Shoot a career violent criminal after he fought cops and was grabbing for a gun? The NBA cancels games in mourning

"Jesus was ultimately crucified because what he said wasn't politically correct or fashionable."


"What are we saying when we go into a womb and snuff out an innocent, powerless life?"

"Donald Trump is the most pro-life president that this nation has ever had, defending life at all stages! His belief in the sanctity of life transcends politics."

The daughter who we don't hear from much



After listening to Tiffany Trump's speech, I wanted to know more about her. I did not even know she was Trump's daughter, since the three who are so prominently in the spotlight all the time are Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. I found a good article in E, which included the photo above. Read it here.

Tiffany Trump is proud to be Trump's daughter

"But will anyone in government have the guts to call murder for what it is?"

Ace of Spades brings us this story.
Uh-Oh: DOJ's Civil Rights Division Will "Request" Records From Andrew Cuomo and Three Other Governors Regarding Nursing Home Deaths
—Ace
Did Andrew Cuomo violate the civil rights of thousands of powerless elderly people by ordering their nursing homes to be seeded with coronavirus victims?

The answer, of course, is Yes.

But will anyone in government have the guts to call murder for what it is?
Read more here.

Reagan: "It's going to be stopped, whatever it takes!"

Some tweets I liked today

The Lurker tweeted,
The Democrats hitched their wagon to the riots. Now the wagon is out of control, the brakes are busted and the DNC are starting to panic.


Donald Trump Jr. tweeted,
Democrats mocking the RNC for showcasing real Americans rather than out of touch celebrities is a hell of a take... but not at all surprising.


Dr. Zev Zelenko tweeted,
The lies about #HCQ are the result of historic intellectual and scientific dishonesty, betrayal by people responsible for public health, horrendous media propaganda, corruption by big-pharma money, and anti-Trump politics. Lets end these crimes against humanity


The Department of Justice tweeted,
Department of Justice Requesting Data From Governors of States that Issued COVID-19 Orders that May Have Resulted in Deaths of Elderly Nursing Home Residents


Donald J. Trump tweeted,
...TODAY, I will be sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, WI to restore LAW and ORDER!

"These aren't isolated incidents. It was a deliberate pattern of conduct!"

"Democrats have been lecturing America about integrity for four years, while their nominee has been writing the textbook on the abuse of power for forty years."

Why we have the Second Amendment

JJ Sefton writes in part in the Ace of Spades blog,
With the hapless, feckless and politically devious Tony Evers refusing help from the federal government to crush the wave of anarcho-communist terror, and manifestly irresponsible and most likely criminally culpable stooges like Ted Wheeler, Lori Lightfoot and others tying the hands of law enforcement, aside from a doomsday scenario that few could have ever imagined, the nation is getting a civics lesson - good and hard - about exactly why the Founders (pbut) gave us the Second Amendment.
Go here to read more and click on his links.

CNN hosts get new hats

The satirical Babylon Bee reports,
As Part Of Settlement With Nick Sandmann, CNN Hosts Must Wear MAGA Hats During All Broadcasts



ATLANTA, GA—According to a report, as part of the settlement with Nick Sandmann, CNN hosts will be required to wear MAGA hats throughout every broadcast.

"Let the punishment fit the crime," counsel for Sandmann said as Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo, Anderson Cooper, and Wolf Blitzer all solemnly donned Make America Great Again caps.

Hosts were seen with downcast expressions as they commented on the day's events, MAGA hats in place.

Sandmann says the hosts will be forced to wear the hats until they've learned their lesson, which could take a while. "Just be careful you don't make an expression some could construe as 'smug.' Wouldn't want you to get punched or your lives to get ruined, or anything like that."

CNN hosts must also finish every broadcast by saying, "Good night, and I am a big, fat dummy, while Trump is the best president we've ever had."

Brian Stelter requested an exemption and was allowed to wear a clown nose instead, as usual.

Nick Sandmann

"I built that!"



via Oregon Muse

“The rioting has to stop... it’s showing up in the polling, it’s showing up in focus groups.”

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

An opportunity in Sudan?

In the Washington Examiner, Michael Rubin analyzes America's foreign policy failures, but praises Pompeo for taking advantage of an opportunity in Sudan.
The broader lesson here is that diplomacy does not alter the character of rogue regimes. It is the epitome of American arrogance to believe it does. Concessions and sanctions relief often make rogue’s behavior worse. Ultimately, rogue regimes and terror sponsors change when rogue leaders lose power. Sometimes, statesmanship means withholding diplomacy until the time is right and seeking to seize the moment only when the time is right.

Pompeo should be applauded because when it comes to Sudan, he demonstrates his own vision unencumbered by Trump’s dictates. But the importance of Pompeo’s Sudan trip may not lay within Sudan itself. What happens in Khartoum does not stay in Khartoum.

With the coming American embrace of Sudan, Pompeo also shows all those living under Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s rule in Iran that when they free themselves of their leader, they can expect a warm welcome back into the community of nations. Nothing would lay a better foundation for a Pompeo doctrine.
Read more here.

What the live-bloggers are saying

Stephen Green writes in VodkaPundit,
Melania Trump might not enjoy Michelle Obama's fawning press -- I'm being delicate here -- but the hopeful and forgiving message delivered by our current FLOTUS is so much more genuinely American than the former FLOTUS's speech last week that it drives one point home:
America is an idea any foreigner can embrace, and that any native-born can reject.


Stacey Lennox wrote in VodkaPundit,
Melania is beautiful, cultured, smart, and sincere in her love for children. The left hates her for all this.


Stacey Lennox wrote in VodkaPundit,
So many minority speakers talking about thinking for themselves. The Democrats' and left's memes on this could not be any MORE offensive. The way Tim Scott, Herschel Walker, Kim Klacik, and Vernon Jones were treated today is not okay in America. I fear Daniel Cameron will be treated similarly tomorrow. This is antithetical to the promise of MLK. It is the GOP that believes in that promise. Content of character. Not color of skin.


Stacey Lennox wrote in VodkaPundit,
How do you watch this convention and not feel great about America?

How do you not see the GOP is the big tent?

Everyone is here. And all are welcome.


Bryan Preston wrote in VodkaPundit,
Tonight's theme is "Land of Promise."

We've heard from a redeemed criminal, who is a reformer now, who got a pardon from the president.

We've heard from average Americans who were suffering from grave illnesses, but the president's policy on "right to try" gave them hope.

Now we've seen the president preside over the naturalization of five new American citizens who are legal immigrants to our country. E Pluribus Unum - out of many, one.

"Land of Promise," indeed.


Megan Fox wrote in VodkaPundit,
Mike Pence had a radio career before entering politics. He also kept it up some while he was in Congress.

I worked with him once or twice when he guest-hosted for Laura Ingraham and I was one of her exec producers. Pence was amazing to work with, down to earth and made everyone feel at ease while we put on great shows. He's really, truly, a good man.

I don't say that about very many political figures. But I'll say it about Mike Pence. realization ceremony is great. So much for Donald Trump-hating immigrants. I also like that no one is wearing a mask. I'm very happy to get a break from the mask-wearing virtue signalers.


Tyler O'Neil tweeted,
n a powerful speech, @PamBondi used Joe Biden's own campaign slogan to reveal his corruption in Ukraine, China, and Iraq. The Democrats impeached Trump for daring to ask questions about Burisma. @GOPConvention #RNC2020

Read more here.

Rand Paul praises Trump

In PJ Media, Tyler O'Neil brings us highlights of Rand Paul's speech tonight.
On Tuesday at the Republican National Convention (RNC), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivered a powerful speech supporting President Donald Trump. While Democratic nominee Joe Biden is running on his support for the Black Lives Matter movement, Paul flipped the script on criminal justice reform.

“President Donald Trump gets things done,” Paul declared. “While others talked about criminal justice reform, President Trump signed the First Step Act, the first real reform in a generation, and one that sought to undo the harm that others, like Joe Biden, have done.”

“For those of us that lament the Biden crime bill that locked up a generation of young black men, remember, Biden bragged about a bill that still wreaks havoc among people of color,” he added. Indeed, then-Senator Biden bragged in 1993 that “every major crime bill” had his name on it.

Paul also praised Trump for bringing American troops home and refusing to fight endless wars, a key argument for libertarians. While the president has invested money in rebuilding America’s military, he has also reduced America’s military presence abroad.

“I’m supporting President Trump because he believes as I do that a strong America cannot fight endless wars,” he said. “We must not continue to leave our blood and treasure in Middle East quagmires.”

“President Trump is the first president in a generation to seek to end war rather than start one. He intends to end the war in Afghanistan. He is bringing our men and women home,” the senator added.

“Compare President Trump with the disastrous record of Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden, who consistently called for more war,” Paul said. “Joe Biden voted for the Iraq War, which President Trump has long called the worst geopolitical mistake of our generation. I fear Biden will choose war again. He supported war in Serbia, Syria, and Libya. Joe Biden will continue to spill our blood and treasure. President Trump will bring our heroes home.”

“If you hate war like I hate war…if you want us to quit sending $50 billion to Afghanistan for luxury hotels and natural gas to stations…you need to support President Trump for another term!”

Paul concluded with a powerful warning against the Left’s radical deconstruction. “To those of you who want to stand up and fight the socialists poisoning our schools and burning our cities — join me in supporting President Trump,” he said.

Some insight into the arrest of Steve Bannon

In the American Thinker, Grant Baker explains some of the issues around the arrest of Steve Bannon. Read it all here.

Getting creative!

In the Daily Wire Tim Pearce brings us the story of a New Jersey gym that is calling itself a campaign office for a Republican running for election in order to get around Governor Murphy's orders to close the gym. Read it all here.

Tweets and quotes tonight

Ace of Spades writes,
The left has won. They have destroyed society. The younger generations will be the last to live in civilization, because they are incapable of maintaining it, and have been taught to be active opponents of it.


Charlie Kirk tweeted,
Hillary Clinton just told Joe Biden not to concede "under any circumstances" if Donald Trump wins on Election Night.

But remind me again how Republicans are the ones who are a threat to a "peaceful transition of power"


JJ Sefton wrote,
There is also the enthusiasm gap that no one is talking about. Like Biden's brain activity, the Dems' is flat-lining. The Trump base is ready to crawl on broken glass and molten lava to vote for him.


ABC News tweeted,
Democratic GA lawmaker Vernon Jones: "When I made the public announcement of my support for Pres. Trump, all hell broke loose...Unfortunately that's consistent with the Democratic Party and how they view independent thinking Black men and women." https://abcn.ws/3l8N6yq #RNC2020


Kimberley Klacik said in part in her speech last night at the RNC,
Joe Biden believes we can't think for ourselves -- that the color of someone's skin dictates their political views. We're not buying the lies anymore -- you and your party have ignored us for too long," Klacik continued. "We want safety in our neighborhoods. We want jobs and innovation, like tapping the potential of the Port of Baltimore to create manufacturing jobs for Americans. We want lower taxes. We want school choice. We want a chance to get ahead, not just get by! That's what President Trump promised. And that's what Trump delivered!"

Tonight might not be as good

Ace of Spades writes about night two of the RNC:
Tonight's speakers aren't grabbing me. They include Fascist Gardener Melania Trump, discussing her "Be Best" campaign, libertarian drip Rand Paul, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Eric and Tiffany Trump, as well as economic adviser Larry Kudlow.

I think Kudlow might be the most important speaker -- he'll be tasked with reminding viewers about the truly historic Trump economy, before it was derailed by a Chinese virus invasion.

"Fear works!"

"The only politician in America who has ever given up power voluntarily was George Washington...and they are toppling his statues!"



Sounds like the Republicans had a good night last night

In PJ Media, Tyler O'Neil tells us the five things he thought were most important about last night's RNC.
1. Tim Scott exposed Biden’s weakness with the black community

2. Vernon Jones is getting off the Democrats’ mental plantation

3. “I wouldn’t be alive today if it wasn’t for you.”
Natalie Harp, a bone cancer survivor who benefitted from Trump’s Right-to-Try policy, gave a powerful speech about the key difference between Trump’s mentality to health care and the pablum the Democrats are selling.

“About 5 years ago, I was the victim of a notoriously deadly medical error. I survived, but only to be diagnosed with a rare and terminal bone cancer. You know, the Democrats love to talk about health care being a human right. A right to what? Well, I’ll tell you. To them, it’s a right to marijuana, opioids, and the right to die with dignity, a politically-correct way of saying assisted suicide,” she declared.

“I was told I was a burden to my family and to my country and that by choosing to die early, I would actually be saving the lives of others by preserving resources for them, rather than wasting them on a lost cause like myself,” Harp recalled. “And when I failed the chemotherapies that were on the market, no one wanted me in their clinical trials, I’d make them look bad.”

“They didn’t give me the right to try experimental treatments, Mr. President. You did. And without you, I would have died waiting for them to be approved,” she added.

Harp warned that “in socialized medicine, you don’t beat the odds, you become the odds. And I would lose my right to try.”

4. Nikki Haley on Black Lives Matter

5. Trump Jr.: 2020 is a race between “church, work, and school versus rioting, looting, and vandalism”
Read more here.

“In our tent, you are free.”

In the Federalist, Mollie Hemingway writes about five aspects of the first night of the Republican National Convention that she thought were significant.
1. DNC’s Problem Was Not That It Was Virtual
The RNC was virtual, too, but it had energy and excitement that was completely lacking at the Democratic convention.

2. Real People Nearly Stole The Show
The most exciting parts of the evening were speeches from everyday Americans.

3. How to Do Cross-Partisan Outreach
Unlike a Google lobbyist endorsing Biden, a black Democrat state rep endorsing Trump publicly takes courage. Sean Parnell, running for Congress in Pennsylvania, made an explicit appeal to Democrats considering voting Republican: “In our tent, you are free.”

4. Tackle Democratic Race-Baiting Head On

5. Embrace, Redefine Trump Criticism

6. Focus On Policy
Read all her explanations here.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) approved a resolution repudiating the disgraced Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

Allum Bokari reports in Breitbart,
The Republican National Committee (RNC) approved a resolution repudiating the disgraced Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the purported “anti-hate” organization that has become a vehicle for smearing conservatives and critics of radical leftism.

The resolution commits the RNC to officially “Refuting the legitimacy of the Southern Poverty Law Center to identify hate groups.”

The SPLC bills itself as an expert on “hate groups,” maintaining a “hate map” that tracks them around the country. However, the SPLC has repeatedly added mainstream conservative organizations to its list, smearing their reputation and allowing violent far-left criminals to locate and target them.

The RNC resolution notes that the SPLC’s smears “puts conservative groups or voices at risk of attack.”

Conservatives and critics of progressivism that have been smeared by the SPLC include the Family Research Council (which is currently part of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom), the Alliance Defending Freedom, White House speechwriter Stephen Miller, One America News reporter Jack Posobiec, moderate Muslim Maajid Nawaz, and Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Nawaz successfully sued the SPLC for falsely labeling him an “anti-Muslim extremist” in 2018, winning a $3.3 million settlement from the organization.

In 2012, far-left radical Floyd Corkins used the SPLC’s “hate map” to locate the offices of the Family Research Council.

He proceeded to the FRC’s offices with a loaded pistol, and opened fire on the office’s security staff before being stopped by an armed guard.

He later told authorities that he planned to kill “as many people as he could” at the FRC, and explained that his crime was politically motivated — he had seen the FRC on the SPLC’s list of “anti-gay” organizations.

Court records submitted by the FBI confirmed that Corkins, a former far-left activist, had indeed checked the SPLC website prior to his attack:

Corkins left and returned the next day, Friday, August 10th, to pick up the pistol. The selection and surveillance of the FRC and other targets. Consistent with his statement to the FBI, a subsequent search of Corkins’s family computer revealed that on the afternoon of Sunday, August 12th, Corkins used the computer to visit the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Website, as well as the Websites for the FRC and the second organization on his handwritten list.

Despite the fact that the SPLC has lost defamation lawsuits and has served as an inspiration for acts of domestic terror, major corporations continue to rely on it to identify “hate groups” and “hate speech.” In 2018, the Daily Caller revealed that Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Twitter all work with the discredited far-left organization.

The full text of the RNC’s resolution can be found here, and is copied below:

WHEREAS, The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a far-left organization with an obvious
bias;

WHEREAS, The SPLC makes a practice of incorrectly labeling persons and organizations as
“hate groups”;

WHEREAS, The actions of the SPLC have served to mobilize persons to act in hate and violence
towards those on its “hate group” list;

WHEREAS, The Family Research Council suffered a violent attack due to its support of the
traditional family, which the SPLC has deemed as hateful;

WHEREAS, The Obama Administration legitimized the SPLC and acted upon their request that
the federal government formally identify individuals and organizations as “hate groups;”;

WHEREAS, The SPLC was further legitimized when the Obama-Biden Administration gave
them the ability to provide input to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); and

WHEREAS, Legitimizing the SPLC puts conservative groups or voices at risk of attack;
therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the SPLC is a radical organization, and that the federal government should
not view this organization as a legitimate foundation equipped to provide actionable information
to DHS or any other government agency

Allum Bokhari is the senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News, where he has published material from whistleblowers inside Google, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Bokhari’s upcoming book, #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election is currently available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.

Some tweets that caught my attention

Steve Scalise tweeted,
Disgusting: Nancy Pelosi just called Republicans "domestic enemies.”

I was shot because of this kind of unhinged rhetoric.

Where’s the media outrage?


Donald J. Trump tweeted,
Beautiful Maine Lobsters will now move tariff-free to Europe! For first time in many years. GREAT new deal by USTR levels playing field with Canada. Millions of $’s more in EXPORTS...


Governor Kristi Noem tweeted,
America is unique in the world. Government’s power is limited to the confines of our Constitution, which protects our God-given liberties and civil rights.

We are not - and WILL not - be the subjects of an elite class of so-called experts. We the People are the government.


Mark Dice tweeted,
Biggest loser of night 1 of the RNC was Fox News.

Are they *trying* to drive viewers to
@OANN
by not actually airing half of it and muting the speeches while pundits talk out their ass about the convention?


Sean Davis tweeted,
Actually, the most remarkable fact of the entire Russia affair is that the FBI deliberately framed innocent people, fabricated evidence, and defrauded federal courts in order to spy on their political foes for the crime of not voting for Hillary Clinton.

Sad!

"They don't sound radical to my ears. They sound familiar!"

"Right now it is up to us to decide our fate...to choose freedom over oppression. President Trump is fighting the forces of anarchy and communism. You and I will decide. My decision is very easy. I choose President Trump! Because I choose America. I choose freedom."

Some early tweets today

Tammy Bruce tweeted,
Dems & media (but I repeat myself) have worked very hard for 3 1/2 years to construct a damaging caricature of Trump. With the remarks tonight the sound you’re hearing is that fake news being ripped to shreds as people speak to the Trump they know & the impact he’s had. Bravo!


Donald J. Trump tweeted,
Very appreciative that
@CNN
covered the vast majority of the Republican Convention last night. That was really good for CNN, while at the same time being good for our Country. Thank you!


Patriot J tweeted,
Wow! I made my twitter and already have people following me! My story is simple. I was a BLM activist and it showed me everything I hated about myself. The whole movement is irrational and is racist. I can’t believe an entire party supports them. I can’t be a Democrat any longer.


Tammy Bruce tweeted,
It’s becoming rather obvious the Dems had a bad night last night and anticipate having a very bad week. The message at the RNC convention was one of inclusion, optimism, patriotism, & the potential of the American dream. It’s a shame anyone would find that sentiment offensive


Christina Sommers tweeted,
My God. Last night DC protesters intimidated people in a restaurant. Ordered them to raise their fists in protest. Anyone who disobeyed was viciously denounced for supporting “white supremacy.” Distressing video of bullying posing as activism.πŸ‘‡πŸ»

Criminals bashing cars in Kenosha

Hitler youth alive again!

Trump accepts the nomination

In the American Thinker, Andrea Widburg writes about the first night of the Republican convention. Trump was nominated on the first day of the convention. He accepted his nomination with a rousing speech.
Trump rounded out his speech with a laundry list of his accomplishments. When he said, "We've accomplished more than just about any administration in the history of our country," he meant it. Trump recited border enforcement, the wall, job creation (which is returning), destroying ISIS, killing Soleimani and al-Baghdadi, appointing 300 new federal judges, bringing back manufacturing, strengthening a depleted military, replacing unfair trade deals, unleashing America's energy sector, killing the individual mandate, protecting the Second Amendment, lowering drug prices...and that was only part of what he named.
Go here to read more and watch the president's speech.

Monday, August 24, 2020

"Denver officials aren't playing!"

Quotes and tweets tonight

Stephen Green noted,
Trump can talk actual foreign policy accomplishments while Biden and his stripper-nailing son were getting rich representing foreign interests.


Victoria Taft noted,
Trump and Robert O'Brien, now the National Security Adviser, have done more to release Americans held hostage overseas than any other president WITHOUT PAYING RANSOM.

Amazing.


Sean Davis tweeted,
Granted, it’s only the first night, but the RNC so far has been shockingly compelling and emotionally moving. I didn’t know the modern GOP was capable of putting together something like this. It’s disorienting how good it is.


Joe Pags tweeted,
You can be a leftist and set up #Antifa meetings on here or #BLM meetings. You can be a terrorist from Iran and say anything you want on here.. but if you're conservative, you can't post the truth without being shut down. It's disturbing and needs to be addressed!


Laura Ingraham tweeted,
Last week Democrats repeatedly told stories about Americans as victims who need help from the Government.

Republicans are telling stories about Americans who want to control their own destiny, and are worried that the Government will block them.


Andrew Clark tweeted, Maximo Alvarez, whose family fled communist Cuba:

"When I watch the news in Seattle and Chicago and Portland...I hear echoes of a former life I never wanted to hear again. I see shadows I thought I had outrun."

One of the strongest voices given a platform at #RNC2020 tonight.

"Aren't you tired?"

Early quotes and tweets

David Harsanyi tweeted,
So do platforms matter or not? The Dem one has an entire section on state-funded abortion on demand and gun confiscation.


Dinesh D'Souza tweeted,
The hilarious thing about white supremacist Richard Spencer’s embrace of Biden & the Democrats is that Spencer was always a leftist. The Left created a fake story by making him the quintessential Trumpster, a poster boy of the alt-Right. So what are these fakers going to say now?


Rupali Chadha, M.D. tweeted,
@RupaliChadhaMD

The data for masks is POOR and the data for HCQ is BETTER.. and yet, science is murdered for politics...


The Last Refuge tweeted,
Today House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Trump supporters: "enemies of the state"....


Stephen Green, who is liveblogging tonight's festivities at the RNC, wrote in VodkaPundit,
I'm not always a fan of Trump's scattershot method of attacking his critics, mostly because he's so much more effective when he's more focused.

But watching this bit where he's talking to custodial worker, nurses, etc, working on the COVID-19 fight, reminds me how good his common touch is. Unscripted, solid.

Biden used to be able to do this stuff acceptably well, but no longer.


Bryan Preston wrote in VodkaPundit,
The tone this week versus last week could not be more different. The best word I could come up with for the Democrats' convention was "funereal." It was drab and dour and it really felt like a eulogy.

The Republicans are out of the gate with optimistic messages. They're hitting hard, but delivering a hopeful message with actual energy and belief.

And no Hollywood celebrities.

"Riot Police Unsure If Their Tear Gas Worked Since Libs Were Already Crying"

From the satirical Babylon Bee:



PORTLAND, OR—Riot police used tear gas on the Portland mayor and protesters last night, which is crazy because they were just trying to warm themselves by a harmless fire they started in a federal building.

But the riot police soon encountered a problem: they weren't able to tell if their tear gas was even effective, since the libs were already crying uncontrollably before they were hit with the tear gas.

"Liberals are always shedding tears, so how do we even tell if it worked?" asked one confused federal agent after firing another can into the crowd. "Seems like this would be pretty redundant."

The liberal tears continued to flow, whether or not riot police fired gas into the crowd. Finally, the police shrugged and left the protest, since the protesters just kept crying.

"Mission accomplished, I guess," said one officer. "Hey, Carl, wanna go kidnap some Antifa thugs?"

Kellyanne leaving White House by the end of the month

Alexander Kacala reports on the Today Show website,
Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser to President Donald Trump, and her husband, George Conway, an attorney and outspoken Trump critic, will be departing from their respective political roles to focus on their family, they said in statements on Sunday.

Kellyanne Conway, 53, will be leaving her duties at the White House at the end of August.

"The past four years have allowed me blessings beyond compare as a part of history on Election Night 2016 and as Senior Counselor to the President," she wrote of her decision. "It’s been heady. It’s been humbling."

...She added that her spouse is "also making changes."

"We disagree about plenty but we are united on what matters most: the kids. Our four children are teens and ‘tweens starting a new academic year, in middle school and high school, remotely from home for at least a few months. As millions of parents nationwide know, kids 'doing school from home' requires a level of attention and vigilance that is as unusual as these times.

"This is completely my choice and my voice. In time, I will announce future plans. For now, and for my beloved children, it will be less drama, more mama."
More here.

Saving lives

Green, then black

Mask-wearing

Awesome!

Investors confident

"Do health and safety trump liberty and freedom, and must we sacrifice one for the other?"

Anthony J. Ciani writes in the American Thinker,
In mid-March of 2020, the United States of America became a socialist country, despite President Trump's promise in his State of the Union address one year prior. To those who lost their non-essential jobs, those who met empty shelves, those who discovered that their "free" education was too costly, those driven insane by incessant fear-mongering, and those faced with capricious and nonsensical restrictions — welcome to socialism. Deceived by the arrogance of science and appeal to authority, or perhaps with false science to mask nefarious motives, public health and safety were used as a contrivance to replace liberty, freedom, and democracy with the Game of Socialism, in which (elected) tyrants play with our lives. Do health and safety trump liberty and freedom, and must we sacrifice one for the other?

The Constitution of the United States provides for no limitation of our liberty, freedom, or democracy in an emergency. Is this because our Founding Fathers had never heard of the Black Death (1347, multiple) or the Great Plague of Marseille (1720) or the Yellow Fever from the Caribbean (1793) or smallpox (vaccine 1770)? Why, then, did they limit powers in the face of such great calamities?

Absent such powers, the federal government cannot take advantage of panic, real or contrived, to tyrannize the states or the people, and with the 9th and 14th Amendments, neither can the states (or cities) tyrannize their people. The protections of our Constitution have been eroded over the last century by a crisis culture that has people abandoning liberty for (illusory) safety, as notes Robert Higgs,

Socialist medicine transforms doctors into highly paid executioners of the elderly, weak, and infirm.

...Social media trolling and unethical reporting exaggerated a cold into a plague, and socialist health and safety advocates panicked the world into surrendering liberty and implementing socialism. All of the damage attributed to COVID-19 was instead caused by the socialism meant to protect us. COVID-19 is a pandemic of socialism.

America has always favored strong political leaders and rejected the weak. We need ballsy politicians to confront the socialist nonsense masquerading as health and safety. Elect Biden, who embraces health and safety, and the socialists pulling his strings will abuse the "Crisis Constitution" to give us COVID-19 every day.
Read more here.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Kellyanne Conway is the best!

I feel so badly for her terrible dilemmas in her personal life with her daughter and husband. We need to stand by her like Trump has! (and like she has stood by Trump)



Are you a hater?

Tweets of interest to me tonight

Kanye West tweeted,
Praise God ... look at all the ballots we’re on On πŸ•Š
Oklahoma
Arkansas
Vermont
West Virginia
Colorado
Iowa
Utah
Minnesota
Tennessee
Virginia


Carson tweeted,
“Should Antifa and BLM’s bank accounts be seized to pay for the damage they caused?”


Candace Owens tweeted,
Welcome to the fight
@TheLeoTerrell
!
I’ve never taken a single dollar from the Trump Campaign, the RNC or Fox News and I get called a paid puppet all the time.

It’s part of the process.
#BLEXIT


Candace Owens tweeted,
I’m confused. Why doesn’t this headline read “Funeral held for WHITE 5-year-old, who was fatally shot by BLACK MAN while riding his bike”.

All of a sudden race doesn’t matter?

Good evening!



via Misanthropic Humanitarian

More tweets I liked today

Gina Bontempo tweeted,
I’m sick of living in a country where you can buy alcohol and weed, burn down churches, riot in the streets and the suburbs, kill your baby—but you can’t go to church or send your kid to school. Enough is enough.


Prophetic Jevon Smith tweeted,
Trump to make HCQ available over the counter today at 6:00pm. A fatal blow to the shadow government.


Censored conservative tweeted,
Old price for insulin 600.00$ a month.

New price of insulin 35.00$ a month.

Thank you
@realDonaldTrump


Ayishat Akanbi tweeted,

I saw the best minds of my generation degraded by the illogic of a cultural movement that only arms people with guilt or a grudge and sometimes both.


Donald J. Trump tweeted,
These riots are an anti-government movement from the Left that are all in Democrat-run cities. The mayors have got to let their police do what they know how to do. Would be very easy to suppress or, call in the Federal Government. We will solve problem fast!

"One day we gonna meet back again!"

Some early tweets I liked today

Chuck Ross tweeted,
Biden and his campaign getting so salty over questions if he’s had a Covid test is beyond weird.


Sean Davis tweeted,
Actually, the most remarkable fact of the entire Russia affair is that the FBI deliberately framed innocent people, fabricated evidence, and defrauded federal courts in order to spy on their political foes for the crime of not voting for Hillary Clinton.


Dan Bongino tweeted,
ANTIFA is a fascist terror-group committed to eliminating free speech and ushering in fascism in the United States. This is an indisputable FACT.


Clay Travis tweeted,
Florida update: percent positive today is 4.89%. This means the “outbreak” is officially over in FL with a fraction of NY & NJ’s death rate. Should be top story in country after months of FL fear porn. But most in media will completely ignore it.


Victoria Toensing tweeted,
Why did
@FoxNewsSunday
Wallace constantly talk over
@MarkMeadows
and only once, very gently, interrupt Dem. Sen Chris Coons? Coons ignored
@JoeBiden
calling
@realDonaldTrump
xenophobe for China travel ban and saying China not threat to US. Also, China $$$for Hunter. #MAGA2020



Another country that has had it with communist rule