President Joe Biden did not rule out ordering all members of the military to get the COVID vaccine after data showed that 40% of Marines refused to get a shot.Read more here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9530549/Biden-considering-ordering-military-members-COVID-vaccine.html
Friday, April 30, 2021
Emily Goodin reports in the Daily Mail,
...Biden is also imposing an extremist leftist agenda by executive fiat. All of the racial changes in America in the past 100 days have come, not from Congress, but from Biden’s pen. It’s Biden’s pen that has destroyed America’s border, Biden’s pen that is inviting mentally ill men into women-only enclaves, Biden’s pen that is turning America into a country in which the law is applied unequally based on race, and Biden’s pen that raised fuel prices and instantly destroyed over 10,000 jobs. Meanwhile, Biden’s big mouth is bringing us close to a shooting war with Russia and stirring up racial divisions across America.
In sum, Biden is White and, currently, his power is supreme because the Deep State will carry out all of his extremist edicts. We can carry this definition even further by noting that the most powerful woman in America (and no, it’s not Kamala, at least not yet) is also white, very, very white:
In other words, what we’re witnessing is a White Supremacist government in America and it is indeed the greatest threat we have ever faced, not just since the Civil War, but since the early days of the American Revolution, when it looked as if the British would destroy the Continental Army and hang every one of the men we now revere as America’s Founding Fathers. The new Democrat White supremacist movement, like its forebearers in the eugenics movement, the KKK, and Jim Crow politics, believes that the way to maintain unlimited power is to use a hierarchy of racial classifications that overrides the constitutional rights inherent in all American citizens.REad more here: https://www.bookwormroom.com/2021/04/29/maybe-biden-was-right-about-the-grave-threat-of-white-supremacy-in-america/
Catherine Park reports in Fox 5 New York about a 12-year-old boy who has just graduated from high school and gotten his Associates degree from a community college.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Victor Davis Hanson writes in American Greatness a devastating piece about our universities.
But once they began to charge exorbitantly, educate poorly, politick continuously, indebt 45 million people, and act hypocritically, they turned off Americans.
Just as a sermonizing Hollywood grates when it no longer can make good movies, so does a once hallowed but now self-righteous university seem hollow when it charges so much for increasingly so little.Read the whole thing here: https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/28/the-peculiar-institution-of-higher-education/
Is there a better journalist than Maria Bartiromo?
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Richard Abelson interviews Heather MacDonald in Gateway Pundit. She tells him,
Four dozen black children were gunned down fatally in 2020 in their beds, living rooms, and front porches; at birthday parties and barbecues; while sitting in their parents’ car. Not a single one of those child victims drew a protest from Black Lives Matter activists because their killers were all black. Likewise, the vast majority of black adult homicide victims are killed by other blacks, which is why they are ignored by the media and by left-wing politicians.
The police could end all fatal shootings tomorrow and it would have a negligible impact on the black death by homicide rate. Every year the police kill about 1000 people, the vast majority of whom are armed and dangerous. Whites make up about 50% of those police-shooting victims; blacks about 23-25%–again, almost all those police-shooting victims posing a violent threat to the officer or to bystanders. In 2020, the police fatally shot 18 allegedly “unarmed” blacks (and 24 “unarmed” whites)—unarmed being defined liberally to include suspects grabbing the officer’s gun or fleeing in a stolen car with a loaded revolver on the seat next to them. Those 18 “unarmed” blacks make up .2% of black homicide victims in 2020, and a percentage of the 40 million black US population too small to calculate.
Blacks between the ages of 10 and 43 die of homicide in the U.S. at 13 times the rate of whites—killed not by the police, not by whites, but by other blacks. Indeed, interracial rates of violent crime skew massively towards black-on-white crime, contrary to the “White Supremacist” narrative. Blacks commit 88% of all interracial non-fatal violent crime between whites and blacks and between black and whites.
The George Floyd Effect is continuing into 2021 unabated, with city after city reporting its highest crime totals in decades. While the victims remain overwhelmingly black, the violence is spilling over into the suburbs, especially with carjackings. Drivers are being run over, dragged while hanging out the door, and shot. Chicago set up protected times at gas stations when drivers could fill up their cars under police protection without having to fear getting carjacked.
Because the U.S. turns its eyes away from the cultural breakdown in the black ghetto and remains in deep ignorance regarding the extent of crime disparities in the U.S. (for example, a black Chicagoan is 50 times more likely to commit a drive-by shooting than a white Chicagoan; blacks in New York City commit 75% of all shootings, though they are 23% of the population, while whites commit less than 2% of shootings though they are 34% of the population), the only thing that will reverse the policy decisions that have led to the George Floyd Effect is when white children start getting mowed down in drive-by shootings.
...The only thing that will stop the unwinding of Western civilization in the U.S. is the public repudiation of the myth of bias and white supremacy.Read more here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/heather-macdonald-black-lives-matter-kills-black-americans/
In the Federalist, Katy Faust interviews a black cop. Here are a few of his comments:
...But what used to concern us was bringing in the suspect safely and prioritizing how we’re going to defend ourselves if need be, and get home to our family. But now it’s, “I don’t wanna go to jail. And if this dude has an underlying medical condition I don’t know about and he decides to fight or he is on drugs or he strokes out on me, a jury might send me to jail for this.” It changes the kinds of calls we respond to.
So if, for example, we get a complaint about people speeding down someone’s street, we used to gladly go. But when we do a traffic stop, we don’t know who we are pulling over; they might have a warrant, they might have committed a crime, they might not have a license, it could be a DUI. Now if he decides to escalate because he doesn’t want to go to jail, our badge could be on the line just for a speeding call.
Or we get calls from businesses where a guy has been passed out in their bathroom for three hours after shooting heroin. It’s bad for business so they call us and say, “Hey, we don’t want to confront this guy, can you come do it for us?”
We used to gladly take those calls, but often the addict has warrants and they don’t want to go to jail. If it escalates, sometimes the business turns around and backstabs us. So now we respond if your safety is in question but otherwise, unfortunately, we can’t risk our lives or our careers or jail time over someone’s inconvenience.Read more here: https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/26/black-cop-lies-about-institutional-racism-are-making-america-more-violent/
Arizona is finally auditing their 2020 election. New Neo writes,
This is why voter fraud pays – it takes all this time to start a full audit, and even then it only is happening in Arizona because it has a Republican Senate that ordered it and persevered in the face of opposition:But, don't get your hopes up too soon: https://www.thenewneo.com/2021/04/28/arizona-is-finally-getting-a-full-forensic-audit-of-the-2020-voting-but-so-what/
Milo Yiannopoulos: "Born this way" is such a lie! Homosexuality is a result of childhood trauma. You CAN help people who are in this miserable situation. Milo is opening up a clinic in Florida to help "gay" people rehabilitate themselves. Milo is also going to write and speak about conversion therapy and rehabiliation, emphasizing forgiveness. It is perfectly right to hate the bad things that we do to ourselves, that we do to each other, and the bad things that are done by society. America is not a land that accommodates free thinkers! Europe is! Milo has a book coming out in about a week entitled, "Make America Hate Again!"
Federal agents executed a search warrant Wednesday at the Manhattan apartment of Rudy Giuliani, advancing a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors that has been underway for more than two years, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Giuliani, who served as former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, has been the focus of an investigation concerning his activities in Ukraine, including whether he conducted illegal lobbying for Ukrainian officials while he pursued an investigation linked to Trump's primary political rival, President Joe Biden, CNN has reported. Giuliani hasn't been charged and has denied wrongdoing.Read more here: https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/28/politics/rudy-giuliani-federal-prosecutors/index.html Headline for this blog post comes from Ace of Spades here: http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=393599
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
In American Greatness, that is what Julie Kelly sees.
It’s hard to see why rank-and-file Republicans should keep sending the same craven bunch of leftist accomplices to Washington. Maybe one day, they’ll stop.Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are the only Republican Senators who escape Julie's wrath. Read it here: https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/22/senate-republicans-just-handed-matches-to-arsonist/
In the New Criterion, Myron Magnet writes,
Lies have consequences. Because Biden’s order tells federal statisticians to collect all possible data about Americans by race, expect more “disparate impact” lawsuits and consent decrees, on the premise that any statistical disproportion reveals racism. So, for example, if blacks, 12 percent of the population, make up a third of the nation’s prisoners, the only explanation can be racist law enforcement, an idea that will lead to more federal hamstringing of local police and prosecutors and a consequent rise in crime. You can bet that Biden’s statisticians will not disclose, for instance, that the 23 percent of New Yorkers who are black commit 72 percent of the city’s shootings. Nor will his statisticians tell you that most shooting victims are black, and that to hinder police from stopping this violence is to ensure more murdered blacks and more dystopic inner cities where the law-abiding black majority will live in fear.
To tell black Americans that systemic racism is the cause of all their problems is to tell them that their fate is out of their hands, that they are passive victims rather than active shapers of their own lives. It is both discouragement and excuse. The reality is the opposite of what Biden’s order assumes. Despite instances of racism or insensitivity, black Americans do have equal opportunity, and, because so many can’t see that—because they are constantly told the disempowering opposite and have internalized that pessimism—they understandably don’t consider whether anything in their own behavior and mindset might account for their failure to rise.
I don’t underestimate how hard it is to learn to see outside one’s worldview or to change communal norms—above all, to replace the single-parent pattern with married families dedicated to imbuing children with virtue, ambition, and love of learning. But that’s the change needed for black America’s success, and all contrary messages from Culture War II only forge stronger mental manacles. At the least, we can all stop making the bondage worse by letting the lies pass unchallenged.
Adam Smith tells us that there’s a great deal of ruin in a nation, and certainly civilizations that have lost faith in themselves have long staggered on. But the threat to America is not only its internal erosion of republican liberty. The nation also faces a relentless rival for world hegemony, and China’s fast-growing industrial and military might—its ruthlessness in everything from stealing technology to militarizing disputed territory to crushing Hong Kong’s freedom—suggests that America won’t enjoy a cozy, British-style decline. Part of Xi Jinping’s scheme of national development—explicitly premised on the idea that “the East is rising, and the West is declining,” as several of his high officials arrogantly crowed—includes patriotic education aimed at teaching children “to love the party, the country, socialism and the people,” and to instill a belief in the excellence of Chinese civilization, with the flaws airbrushed out. Meanwhile, America, instead of cherishing its genuine exceptionalism, pores over its every past blemish and imagines others that don’t exist, encouraging shame rather than justifiable pride. In international competition, it’s not just the best hardware that wins the day, but also inner conviction, which America is working hard to snuff out.
Today’s conservatives should start with Stop! Stop the lies about the Founding, which—with the Civil War, the Reconstruction Amendments, and the Nineteenth Amendment to complete the Founders’ vision—is the most luminously perfect governmental contrivance in imperfect human history. Stop the lies about systemic racism. There is no plot to keep blacks poor, no police pogrom against blacks. Black progress now depends on blacks, though the idea that it rests on continued government manipulation of the economy, society, and culture is the creed that legitimates Democratic Party power and keeps the salaries flowing for the mansion-dwelling congressfolk and the critical race theory trainers, ethnic-studies professors, diversity deans, human-resources apparatchiks, media scolds, social-justice bureaucrats, and business people ready to take any line that pleases—all of whom profit from intentions rather than results. The Trump administration never managed to drain this swamp, which the Biden administration adds to daily. Conservatism’s crucial first labor of the Herculean cleansing that lies ahead is to finish this task, mindful always of the grievance that sparked the Boston Tea Party, the American Revolution, and the modern Tea Party: the power to tax is the power to steal.Read more here: https://newcriterion.com/issues/2021/5/defounding-america
In Front Page Magazine Phil Orenstein writes about helping young Americans realize truth about marijuana.
Read it here: https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/26/top-10-sickening-details-about-how-federal-employees-trafficked-baby-body-parts/
In the Federalist, Edie Helpel reports on the latest work by Judicial Watch in uncovering how our federal government
reversed the Trump administration’s policy protecting preborn Americans from the callous dehumanization of organ harvesting and further desecration of their bodies in research disguised as “science.”Read more here: https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/26/top-10-sickening-details-about-how-federal-employees-trafficked-baby-body-parts/
Ace of Spades reports, The Woke FBI Is Illegally Searching NSA Records to Find "Racially Motivated Extremists." Read his report here: http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=393584
Monday, April 26, 2021
Joel Kotkin writes in Spiked,
climate hysteria has become the abiding faith of the dominant media, universities and a large swath of the corporate establishment, particularly on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley. Some have even embraced the hardly capitalist notion of degrowth, an ideology which suggests, in essence, the Western working and middle classes must sacrifice comfort and aspiration to save the planet. (Often at the urging of the world’s wealthiest people, with their grand estates and private jets!)
Although most industrial unions backed Biden, the first clear victims of his embrace of the Green New Deal are obvious: people working in energy and fields that depend on reliable and affordable energy, such as oil workers, truck drivers, factory and logistics workers. For example, a move to ban fracking – which vice-president Kamala Harris has supported – would, according to a US Chamber of Commerce report, cost several million jobs. This will be made much worse by the green turn against nuclear power and natural gas, notes long-time environmentalist Ted Nordhaus.
Climate activists today often mouth slogans about how climate change is also ‘racist’, but historically disadvantaged minorities are most likely to be negatively affected by a Green New Deal. In California, a test case for Green New Deal-style policies, extreme climate measures have driven the loss of traditional blue-collar jobs in manufacturing, construction and energy, while other environmental regulations have boosted housing prices. The biggest losers have been African Americans and Latinos. Overall, minorities in places like Los Angeles and San Francisco do far worse economically than in historically less regulated and taxed places like Kansas City, Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Dallas or Nashville.
The fundamental problem is not that Americans dislike public transport, but rather that you ‘cannot get from here to there’. In the US, more than 90 per cent of metropolitan-area jobs are dispersed into the suburban and exurban areas. On average, in the nation’s major metropolitan areas, cars provide access to about 50 times as many jobs as public transport, according to University of Minnesota research. The best transit access is in the New York City metropolitan area, where cars provide access to six times as many jobs as public transport.
These difficulties have been evident in the one big high-speed system under construction. In less than a decade, the California high-speed-rail project has doubled in cost and, far from its original 2020 deadline, is not likely to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles any earlier than 2033.
In America, at least, such an agenda is not driven by the concerns of the broad public. A recent Gallup poll showed 26 per cent of Americans are focussed on the pandemic, 16 per cent on economic problems, and 10 per cent on race – just three per cent mentioned climate and environment as their key concern.
So who benefits from the political focus on climate? Ironically, right now, it would be the Wall Street and Silicon Valley oligarchs who, under Obama, used his green-energy programmes to add to their already bloated bank accounts. The Green New Deal would widen this opportunity for profiteering dramatically. This clearly is not the kind of ‘change the economy thing’ the Green New Deal’s designers had in mind when they dreamt of derailing the entire free-market system. After all, capitalism remains the prime villain in their tale of planetary devastation. They did not want to green it; they wanted to transform or destroy it.Read more here: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/04/23/the-green-new-deal-will-impoverish-america/
Hawaiian Senator Tulsi Gabbard has two videos on YouTube that I recommend. One is on the danger of the U.S. siding with Ukraine in a war against Russia. The other is the current obsession American corporations and academia have with racialism. View the videos here: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Tulsi+Gabbard+youtube+racialism&view=detail&mid=0A3508337B6C7AE0B65C0A3508337B6C7AE0B65C&FORM=VIRE
Matt Margolis writes in PJ Media,
Joe Biden’s climate agenda, which he announced this week, is such a violation of everything it means to live in a free country that it actually is hard to understand how he thinks he can get away with it.
While electric cars currently only make up about 2 percent of new passenger vehicle sales, Biden’s insane objectives would require electric vehicles to make up 65 percent of new cars and SUVs, along with 10 percent of new truck sales.
...According to a study from Michigan University’s Center for Sustainable Systems, to meet the changes proposed by Joe Biden, Americans would only be allowed to consume four pounds of red meat annually.Read more here: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/04/24/does-bidens-climate-agenda-mean-red-meat-passports-are-coming-n1442412
Satire from the Babylon Bee:
MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Prosecutor Steve Schleicher delivered powerful closing arguments today in the Derek Chauvin trial. In one especially touching moment, he made sure to individually address every member of the jury by name, phone number, and street address.
"I call on you, [redacted] whose phone number is [redacted] and who lives at [redacted]," he said through tears. "Do the right thing and pronounce the defendant guilty. And you [redacted], who can be reached at [redacted] and usually comes home each night at 6pm, I implore you to do what's best for you and your adorable 2-year-old boy. It would be a shame if Antifa found out where he goes to school."
Media reports indicated the jury appeared very moved by the closing arguments, as they were all shaking and crying by the end of them.
In yet another touching gesture, Antifa has already shown up at all the addresses with bricks and Molotov cocktails to help protect them in case any fascists show up.More here: https://babylonbee.com/news/in-closing-argument-prosecutor-tearfully-addresses-each-juror-by-name-phone-number-and-street-address
Who is paying for the 1000s of Kamala Harris-authored books that are being given away to immigrants?
Superheroes are Everywhere! Read more here: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2021/04/26/kamala-gate-the-white-house-responds-to-growing-scandal-over-giving-away-vps-book-to-illegal-aliens-n1442836
In American Greatness, Victor Davis Hanson writes,
The New Antiracism Is the Old Racism
The benchmarks of the Black Lives Matter and affiliated woke movements are overt racism, systemic untruth, and the hypocritical privilege of their elite architects.
...by 2014-2015, with the birth of Black Lives Matter, its courting by the Obama Administration, and the emergence of the electronic social media mob and cancel culture, such progress seems to have ended. We have ceased seeing race as increasingly incidental, rather than essential to who we are.
Data is often warped for political reasons. But in a country where 6,000-7,000 African Americans are fatally shot each year by other African Americans, in cities where often the mayors, the district attorneys, and the chiefs of police are African American, it is not a sustainable proposition to swear black America’s existential threats come from police harvesting of innocent young African Americans—not when families are disintegrating, drug use is normative, fathers are absent, crime is spiking, schools are corrupt, and no one is offering any help other than the failed policies of the last 60 years.
The woke hyped the first few hours (and sometimes days and weeks) of the Duke Lacrosse hoax, the Covington kids hoax, and the Jussie Smollett hoax. Whether wokeism cares whether an unarmed suspect is lethally shot by the police tragically depends on the race of the shooter and victim.
Is there some rule that says the most vocal “antiracists” of the last two months must live in homes worth over $10 million in value? When the Obamas venture out of their seaside Martha’s Vineyard spread, it is to lecture the country on racial unfairness and “Jim Crow” voting laws. When Oprah Winfrey compares slights with Meghan Markle, it is one $90 million estate holder chatting with another $14 million estate holder. When LeBron James with impunity threatens an officer on Twitter (“You’re next”), he does so from his own well-guarded $40 million Beverly Hills enclave.Read more here: https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/25/the-new-antiracism-is-the-old-racism/
Roger Kimball writes in American Greatness,
Nowadays, “liberalism” is distinguished above all by its illiberalism and intolerance. Thus the ideology of “wokeness” and the prevalence therein of the rhetoric of “microaggressions,” “trigger warnings,” and “safe spaces.” If being offended is grounds for interdicting speech then the goal is not tolerance, comrade, but conformity. And it is a short step from that realization to a bureaucracy whose primary aim is the enforcement of that conformity.
Thus it is that Burnham could conclude that the primary function of liberalism was to “permit Western civilization to be reconciled to dissolution,” to view weakness, failure, even collapse as not as a defeat but “as the transition to a new and higher-order in which Mankind as a whole joins in a universal civilization that has risen above the parochial distinctions, divisions, and discriminations of the past.”Sound familiar? Of course, it does. It’s the hit tune that is playing on every college campus, and that echoes throughout the bulletins emitted by HR departments of major corporations, and the bleatings of Hollywood stars, media “celebrities,” and woke personalties whose affluence is matched only by their ignorance and unconscious commitment to mouthing the sanctioned progressive clichés of the moment.
One of the strangest things about the current administration (I hesitate to call it the “Biden Administration” because Joe Biden is clearly just a puppet in the hands of the factions and personalities that engineered his “election”)—one of the strangest features of the administration, I say, is the breathless velocity with which they are proceeding to bring about that “fundamental transformation of the United States of America” that Biden’s predecessor and (possibly) puppet master Barack Obama promised.REad more here: https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/24/slow-motion-suicide-of-the-west/
Sunday, April 25, 2021
In Town Hall, Wayne Allyn Root writes,
That jury was always going to convict Derek Chauvin of all charges, because it was THEIR lives on the line. They knew that if were to acquit Chauvin or convict him of lesser charges, they might never make it home, or the courthouse may have burned down with them inside it, or they might have had to leave the courthouse wearing bulletproof vests and be escorted home by a SWAT team and the National Guard.
Their lives would effectively be over. Best-case scenario, none of them would ever work again. No company could afford to keep them employed. Their children's lives at school would be ruined. They would need police cars stationed outside their homes day and night. They'd never be safe again.
This is America in 2021. Mob justice rules. Police officers can't do their jobs. They have to be paralyzed with fear. They're damned if they do, damned if they don't. They must be afraid to get out of their cars. It's no surprise they're retiring and quitting in record numbers. They know no police officer will be able to get a fair trial ever again.
The next time you call the police in an emergency, understand why the officers may not be coming: There may not be any left.Read more here: https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2021/04/25/stop-lying-about-the-derek-chauvin-trial-n2588479
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021
In the Conservative Treehouse, Sundance once again explains the important differences between a Wall Street economy and a Main Street economy.
When Main Street was purchasing the legislative influence the outcomes were beneficial to Main Street, and by direct attachment those outcomes also benefited the average American inside the real economy.
When Wall Street began purchasing the legislative influence, the outcomes became beneficial to Wall Street. Those benefits are detached from improving the livelihoods of main street Americans because the benefits are “global” needs. Global financial interests, investment interests, are now the primary filter through which the DC legislative outcomes are considered.
♦ When former House Speaker Paul Ryan said: “Donald Trump and I come from two different wings of the party”, he is specifically pointing out this disconnect, yet few drew attention to it. Yes, it is true – Trump represented the Main Street wing, Ryan represented the Wall Street wing.
CTH is noting the two dimensional economic approach is no longer a relevant model. There is another economic dimension, a third dimension. An undiscovered depth or distance between the “X” and the “Y”.
I believe it is critical to understand this new dimension in order to understand Trump’s MAGAnomic principles, and the subsequent “America-First” economy he was building.Economic Globalism expands. Wall Street’s false (paper) economy becomes the far greater economy. Federal fiscal policy follows and fuels the larger economy. In turn the Wall Street benefactors pay back the politicians.
Economic Nationalism shrinks. Main Street’s real (traditional) economy shrinks. Domestic manufacturing drops. Jobs are off-shored. Main Street companies try to offset the shrinking economy with increased productivity (the fuel). Wages stagnate.
...Despite their domestic origin in NY/DC, traditional fiscal policies (over time) have focused exclusively on the Wall Street, Globalist economy. The Wall Street Economic engine was simply seen as the only economy that would survive. The Main Street engine was viewed by DC, and those who assemble the legislative priorities therein, as a dying engine, lacking fuel, and destined to be service driven only….
During the Trump era we actually imported deflation because China and other nations were attempting to avoid tariff cost increases; so they devalued their currency. The problem for them was that devaluation of their currency not only made their tariffed goods cheaper, it made the non tariff goods cost less. As a result we were importing deflation from around the world.
What JoeBama 3.0 is proposing now is a return to the prior economic model where Wall Street multinationals benefit and the U.S. middle-class is pushed into their intentionally created “service driven economy”.Read more here: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2021/04/23/obamanomics-vs-maganomics-biden-tax-plan-is-part-of-intentional-effort-to-force-the-u-s-into-a-service-driven-economy-again/#more-211277
Margot Cleveland writes in the Federalist,
On January 1, California’s SB-132, which mandates housing prisoners according to their gender identity, took effect. Since then, 261 transfer requests have been made under the law — nearly all men seeking transfers to women’s prisons.
To date, only a few transfers have occurred, with the Department of Corrections blaming COVID. While an evergreen excuse, in reality, SB-132 created a nightmare scenario, leaving prisons unable to protect female inmates if they actually do what the law requires.Read more here: https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/22/new-california-law-could-put-male-serial-rapists-into-womens-prisons/
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Jordan Peterson explains why Marxism is stupid. There are Marxists in his audience. Watch and listen as they applaud Marxism's emphasis on bloody revolution at the 13-14 minute mark. Peterson ignores them. He just quietly nods his head up and down and goes on to his next point. Marxists believe that none of the proletariat will be compromised by their sudden access to power! Every time this dictatorship of the proletariat was tried, the proletariat proved to be every bit as corrupt as the capitalists! Marxists believe that the dictatorship of the proletariat will become so hyperproductive that utopia will be ushered in to the happiness and satisfaction of everyone! Capitalism produces inequality but it also produces wealth, and all of the other systems only produce inequality! The world's poor are getting richer than they ever have before.
Don Surber has had it with George W. Bush.
Mister Bush, once you were the leader of a great nation. Now you oppose everything we thought you stood for. You join John Boehner in promoting yourself as a Repentant Republican who is on his knees begging for forgiveness from a Democrat Party that mocked you. I am sure psychiatrists have a term for this phenomenon. All I know is that it does not work.Read more here: https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2021/04/dear-george-bush-you-are-jabroni.html
Read more here: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2021/04/22/georgia-wolverine-mom-speaks-to-school-board-on-behalf-of-many-take-these-masks-off-our-children/#more-211232
In the Gatestone Institute, Alan Dershowitz writes,
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) made a statement — while jurors in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin were not yet sequestered — which demanded street confrontations unless Chauvin were found guilty of murder. The trial judge correctly suggested that any conviction in the case might ultimately be thrown out on appeal, based on what Waters said. He condemned Waters' remarks in the strongest terms, but he did not have the courage to grant a defense motion for a mistrial. Had he done so, that almost certainly would have led to riots — which would have been blamed on the judge, not on Rep. Waters. So he left it to the court of appeals, months in the future, to grant a new trial -- which he should have granted.
The Minnesota appellate courts might not reverse the conviction but the United States Supreme Court well might, as they have done in other cases involving jury intimidation.
The judge in the Chauvin trial made a serious error in not sequestering the jury during the entire trial. Instead, he merely told them not to read or watch the news. That is not nearly enough; even if the jurors scrupulously followed the judge's narrow instruction, it is inconceivable that some of them did not learn what was going on outside the courtroom from friends, family, media and TV shows that were not "the news." It is safe to assume that many if not all of the jurors were fearful — either consciously or unconsciously —that a verdict other than the one desired by Waters and her followers would result in violence that threatens them, their homes, their businesses and their families.
Already, we have seen blood sprayed over the former home of a witness who testified for Chauvin; the defendant's lawyers have received threats. An aura of violence is in the air. Jurors breathe that same air, and the guilty verdict in this case — whether deserved or undeserved — should be scrutinized carefully by the appellate courts.
We must do a better job of insulating jurors from outside influences in racially charged cases. We must be certain that threats of intimidation do not influence jury verdicts. That certainty does not exist now in the Chauvin case, thanks largely to the ill-advised threats and demands of Maxine Waters and others.REad more here: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/17302/derek-chauvin-conviction-supreme-court
CBD writes in his Morning Rant about some tweets by LeBron James and Kathy Griffiths. James tweeted the picture of a police officer who shot and killed a knife-wielding 16-year-old girl who was attacking another person with a knife. For saving the would-be victim's life, James told the officer, "You're next!" Read more here: http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=393503
John Cornyn: Hey, Let's Pass "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" Piece by Piece and See if We Can Sneak It Past the Rubes That Way —Ace
Ace of Spades writes,
The Republicans who represent corporations and not you are back with a new version on comprehensive immigration reform.
They think that if they just pass it piece by piece, you'll be too stupid to notice and too craven to do something about it even if you did notice.Read more here: http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=393530
Ace of Spades headlines a report:
FaceBook's "Supreme Court" to Decide If Trump Will Be Allowed Any Presence on the Monopoly Social Connection Platform, Which Means They're Deciding If He Can Run for President or Not —AceRead more here: http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=393528
Heather MacDonald writes in City Journal,
The Chauvin jury may have pondered not just the destruction of American cities following any acquittal but its own safety. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune had published profiles of jury members minus their names on Monday, during closing arguments in the trial.
The “summer of protest” had sent the message, according to Biden: “Enough. Enough. Enough of the senseless killings.”
Biden was not referring to the senseless killing of seven-year-old Jaslyn Adams, gunned down in a Chicago McDonald’s over the weekend. He was not referring to the four dozen black children who were killed last year in their beds, front porches, back porches, at barbecues and family birthday parties, and in their parents’ cars. He was not referring to the dozens of blacks killed every day in drive-by shootings—more than all white and Hispanic homicide victims combined—even though blacks are only 12 percent of the nation’s population. Those thousands of black deaths get no attention from the Black Lives Matter movement and its most fervent press acolytes because the homicide perpetrators are other blacks, not the police or whites.
...The idea that blacks are frequently and disproportionately gunned down by the police is an optical illusion created by selective media coverage. If the press chose to ignore police shootings of blacks and focus exclusively on police shootings of whites (which are twice as numerous), Americans would think that we are living through an epidemic of racially biased police shootings of whites.
Last year, the United States saw the largest percentage increase in homicides in the nation’s recorded history, thanks to depolicing. The crime wave has continued unabated in 2021. It will worsen. The Minneapolis verdict will not change the poisonous narrative about a racist criminal-justice system. That narrative ensures that encounters between black suspects and the police will remain fraught. Black suspects will continue to resist arrest, increasing the chance that officers will escalate their use of force. If a suspect death ensues, more riots will follow.
The victims will initially be, as always, the thousands of law-abiding blacks in vulnerable urban neighborhoods who yearn for more police protection. But the power of riot ideology—the blackmailing of American institutions with the threat of black rage—is too advantageous to give up.
Americans should be deeply concerned about the future of the rule of law.REad more here: https://www.city-journal.org/chauvin-verdict-and-americas-troubled-rule-of-law
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
In American Greatness, Victor Davis Hanson writes about the Joe Biden Who Never Was.
At an age when most long ago embraced a consistent political belief, late septuagenarian Joe Biden suddenly reinvented himself as our first woke president. That is ironic in so many ways because Joe’s past is a wasteland of racialist condescension and prejudicial gaffes. For much of the 1980s and 1990s, he positioned himself as the workingman’s Democrat from Delaware (or, as Biden once beamed, “We [Delawareans] were on the South’s side in the Civil War.”). In truth, he exuded chauvinism well beyond that of his constituents.
Biden’s concocted working-man schtick meant praising former segregationists of the Senate like Robert Byrd and James O. Eastland. He would talk tough about inner-city predators, even as he pontificated about his support for tough drug sentencing. Kamala Harris, without any political traction other than her race and gender, once predicated her unimpressive and early aborted presidential campaign on the single strategy of knocking Joe out of the primaries for his purported innate racism that hurt victims of color, such as herself, the deprived child of two Ph.Ds.
...Yes, Putin is a thug, but a peculiar sort of one with over 7,000 nuclear weapons. So when Biden nonchalantly calls him a killer and announces he “will pay a price,” such thugs do two things: they get angry at being called what they are, and they investigate whether their offender has any clout to back up the invective.
...Biden is proving the Biden he always was—as incompetent as Jimmy Carter, without the latter’s probity. He may prove as corrupt as Bill Clinton yet without his animal energy. His narcissism matches that of Al Gore and John Kerry, but without even their thin veneer of assumed authority. He is a greater racial divider than Barack Obama but without Obama’s smooth contextualizations.
And the media that hated Trump and hyped his coarseness, worships Biden’s as it masks his far greater crudity.Read more here: https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/18/the-joe-biden-who-never-was/
"It doesn't matter what demands you follow, the mobs demand more!" Never-ending ethnic conflict is the point. Radicalism works. That is the lesson the mobs have learned. When you burn cities, you get what you want!
New Neo writes,
...But Chauvin is something new, in my opinion, and his fate is a reflection of the power of videos and of propaganda. Within just a few days of Floyd’s death, most of America – the press, the left, and even many people on the right – judged him guilty merely on the evidence of a 9-minute video that only told a small portion of the story. Most of them unhesitatingly called his death a murder at the hands of Chauvin – and this was even done by lawyers, including lawyers on the right, who should know better. It seemed to me that way too many people were eager to signal how righteous they were, and they saw condemning Chauvin as a murderer without knowing the actual facts as the way to accomplish that.
...I’m fairly certain there will be an appeal. I doubt it will succeed. Because the larger issue here – and one that is not just the result of this case – is that our legal system now has been increasingly corrupted by the threat of mob action. Whether it be riots, members of Congress or a president opining on what the verdict should be, doxxing or mere cancel culture, many jurors are intimidated, many judges seem timid and afraid to go against the mob opinion, and many lawyers are afraid to defend unpopular defendants. These things undermine a legal system and can destroy it; perhaps it’s already destroyed. In the Chauvin jury selection process, people who said they were afraid to be on the jury were excused. Logic indicates to me that those people were probably more likely to have been the ones at least willing to hear the evidence and vote “not guilty.” They were rightly afraid; I can’t blame them.Read more here: https://www.thenewneo.com/2021/04/20/the-chauvin-verdict/
Derek Chauvin's crime was standing in for America's evil, racist system! That is the narrative that has been trotted out. Yet, no evidence was presented about America being a racist country. Chauvin will go to jail for the rest of his life for being convicted of facts not in evidence! Many more black Americans will die because of the attitudes toward policing? Is the desire to tear down the system making life better for Americans? Are we about to see the collapse of proactive policing in America?
Dr. Ryan Cole gives a dynamic speech about the importance of a healthy immune system and much more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPbxOeYAC7s&ab_channel=VoicesofOregon
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Tyler O'Neil reports,
The jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of unintentional second-degree murder. The jury found him guilty of third-degree murder. The jury also found him guilty of second-degree manslaughter. All charges referred to Chauvin’s role in the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.Read more here: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/04/20/imminent-jury-delivers-verdict-in-derek-chauvin-case-n1441396
Ace of Spades writes,
Jury Is Already Back in Chauvin Case, Indicating Almost Certain "Guilty" Verdicts — Ace
A quick decision, especially in this case, means "We surrender, Burn Loot Murder. Here's the racial scapegoat you wanted to lynch. Please don't burn our houses down or kill us."
Mad Max got her way.
As did the judge who absolutely refused very reasonable requests to change the venue of the trial and to sequester the jurors from news -- and threats.
There is no more America. This is a post-apocalyptic hellscape. There are no laws except for what violent racist mobs make.Read more here: https://ace.mu.nu/jury_is_already_back_in_chauvin_case_indicating_almost_certain_guilty_verdicts
Joe Biden plays the role of provocateur in chief, as he sends a message to the Chauvin jurors. Sundance writes,
JoeBama injected the advance racial narrative today giving support and cover for rioters in Minnesota if the outcome of the verdict in the Chauvin trial is not the “right” one according to his own views. Biden stated during media remarks: “I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict, which I think is overwhelming in my view.”Read more here: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2021/04/20/wow-provocateur-in-chief-joe-biden-says-i-hope-the-jury-reaches-the-right-verdict-in-chauvin-trial/
In the Conservative Treehouse Sundance writes,
From the moment representative James Clyburn aligned his AME church network with Barack Obama’s Chicago machine there was a strategy at work.
Clyburn uses the old-fashioned racial playbook through the AME church network. The AME network includes Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Meanwhile Obama historically used the modern race-based network: the Nation of Islam and New Black Panther Party. The NoI and NBPP are also allied with DNC Chairman Tom Perez.
Tom Perez was the head of the DOJ Civil Rights Division… which is not coincidental because the election of 2020 is the second time both networks have merged upon, and attempted to activate, the Black Lives Matter crowd. The first time they merged was in Orlando and Miami during the 2012 “Justice for Trayvon” movement.
Black Lives Matter came out of the organization known as “The Dream Defenders”. The defenders were the younger generational version of the civil rights AME network.
In 2012/2013 President Obama and Tom Perez were able to blend the Dream Defenders into an alignment with Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam, and the New Black Panther Party.
As an outcome of a more bitter ideology, the Dream Defenders became more antagonistic and combative when they launched the rebranded version, ‘Black Lives Matter’.
The newly blended Black Lives Matter network had their first heavy visibility with the “Justice for Mike Brown” movement that destroyed Ferguson, Missouri.
After the Mike Brown pretense collapsed the BLM group moved to Baltimore to exploit the false narrative that surrounded the death of Freddie Gray.
Baltimore was then set ablaze with the leadership of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake who famously said it was important to give the riot crowd “space to destroy.”
...Fast forward to just before Super Tuesday 2020. Bernie Sanders has momentum, and is about to become unstoppable. Bernie was a threat to remove DNC leadership power the same way Trump removed RNC party power in 2016.
Party power is money; billions from the big club at stake. Now we see why it was critical for Team Obama (BLM) and the AME team to unite quickly that Super-Tuesday weekend; which is exactly what they did.
While James Clyburn quickly notified the AME network, former President Barack Obama activated his control over the DNC network; and signaled to all other primary candidates they needed to drop out in a designed sequence. The DNC Club made offers they could not refuse. Remember, club rules.
The message from James Clyburn to DNC Chairman Tom Perez, and by extension to Barack Obama, was really simple: without me you would have been dealing with Bernie Sanders, and the DNC would be on the brink of disassembly… so ‘take a knee.’
Obama doesn’t care so long as the larger goals are achieved. Advance radical leftist policies, destroy the American capitalistic system and fundamentally change the United States by diminishing it, while simultaneously keeping all the wealth under the control of an elite group of aligned interests.
That’s the longer term goal.
Now we watch Minneapolis for what comes next….
Monday, April 19, 2021
In the Legal Insurrection blog, attorney Andrew Blanca writes,
If it cannot be expected that Chauvin can get any fairer a trial elsewhere in Minnesota than he can in the rage-mob surrounded Hennepin County Courthouse, the solution consistent with the “justice” any of us would want for ourselves or anyone we care about is not to compel him to endure an unfair trial where he is.
Rather, the solution consistent with “justice” is to dismiss these charges, with prejudice.
And if the rationale for not doing so is anticipated rioting, looting, and arson—and I expect that will be the rationale—then all we’re doing is admitting that we’ve already handed over “justice” in America to the mob, and adopted the “Emmett Till lynching model” of “justice” for anyone targeted by the mob.Read much more here: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/04/live-chauvin-trial-day-15-closing-arguments-and-jury-instructions/
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Ulysses S. Tennyson reports in 100 Percent Fed Up that people are learning about the founder of the woke Coca Cola company.
It turns out the founder of Coke-A-Cola was a Confederate soldier who owned slaves and was a morphine addict, among other things…Read more here: https://100percentfedup.com/woke-a-koch-a-cola-goes-flat-after-people-find-out-who-they-were-founded-by/
Attorney Andrew Branca provides us with an excellent analysis of the Chauvin murder trial in the death of George Floyd. In the Legal Insurrection blog he explains what the state needed to do to prove the charges against Chauvin. Read it all here: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/04/chauvin-trial-verdict-prediction-of-sorts-on-legal-merits-alone-not-guilty-but-political-dynamics-drive-injustice/
J.D. Rucker writes in the American Conservative Movement,
Did you hear about the peer-reviewed study done by Stanford University that demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that face masks have absolutely zero chance of preventing the spread of Covid-19? No? It was posted on the the National Center for Biological Information government website. The NCBI is a branch of the National Institute for Health, so one would think such a study would be widely reported by mainstream media and embraced by the “science-loving” folks in Big Tech.
He was quoting directly from the NCBI publication of the study. The government website he linked to features a peer-reviewed study by Stanford University’s Baruch Vainshelboim. In it, he cited 67 scholars, doctors, scientists, and other studies to support his conclusions.
The sentence Cortes quoted from the study’s conclusion reads: “The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks.”
That is how Glenn Ellmers describes HR 1 in a piece written for American Greatness. Read the whole thing here: https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/16/h-r-1-is-the-pillow-over-the-face-of-federalism/ CBD in Ace of Spades agrees here: https://ace.mu.nu/federalism_in_the_form_of_strong_governors_may_be_our_only_hope
Volkswagon is celebrating the fact that it's new electric car made a trip across the United States in only 18 days. Buck Throckmorten covered the story with his usual well-targeted sarcasm.
It’s almost as if the greens and government planners are successful in getting us out of gas-powered cars and into electric cars, we might find our freedom of movement greatly constrained by an inability to power our cars. Go figure.
Gasoline-powered vehicles probably did more to advance liberty and standards of living in the 20thcentury than anything else. They’ll be missed if the corporate / Marxist alliance is successful in stamping out the internal combustion engine. Of course, freedom will also be missed.Read more here: https://ace.mu.nu/electric_car_drives_across_united_statesin_only_18_daysbrbuck_throckmorton
Saturday, April 17, 2021
"Yes, they are liars with no principles who will do anything for power!"
Friday, April 16, 2021
In PJ Media, Victoria Taft asks,
Who Are the Jurors in the George Floyd Case – and Are They Safe?Go here to read her report: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2021/04/15/who-are-the-jurors-in-the-george-floyd-case-and-are-they-safe-n1440279
One of the most widely reported stories on the web today is about the founder of #Black Lives Matter and her multimillion dollar real estate purchases. Jonathan Turley comments in his blog,
As noted earlier, the greatest irony may not be the home purchase but the corporate support. A professed Marxist, Cullors has not only been paid handsomely by corporations like Warner Brothers but is being actively protected by corporations like Twitter and now Facebook in blocking the underlying story.https://jonathanturley.org/2021/04/16/terror-by-white-supremacists-blm-denounces-coverage-of-co-founders-real-estate-purchases-while-facebook-censors-story/
In the Conservative Treehouse, Sundance explains that multinational corporate officials hate capitalism!
Multinationals want control, and capitalism does not allow them control. Multinationals use lobbyists to generate legislative regulations that stall competition. Multinationals do not want competition; they are, by nature of their interest, anti-capitalists.
...Unfortunately the multinationals are also the funding mechanism for the UniParty. Democrats and Republicans both benefit from the financial process of payments by the multinationals for control of legislative outcomes. This is the entire purpose of K-Street. In third-world countries we call bribery of elected officials “corruption”; however, in the United States we call bribery of elected officials “lobbying”, the process is exactly the same.Read more here: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2021/04/16/ned-ryun-gets-it-right-it-will-take-individual-state-action-to-stop-the-advance-of-corporatism/#more-211023
William Jacobson of the blog Legal Insurrection believes Officer Derek Chauvin will be convicted of manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Jacobson was interviewed on a radio program.
It may have been excessive use of force. He maybe shouldn’t have had pressure on his back and chest for that long, but the concept of the knee to the neck that we hear every single day over and over again is not factually correct. The prosecution’s own witnesses have acknowledged that and the cause of death by their expert witnesses is not the knee pressure to the neck.
It is the overall restraint of him in the prone position with weight on his back which made it impossible for him to inhale. That’s the cause of death. According to them, it’s not the cutting of blood to the neck. I don’t think the any municipality is ready because the general public and particularly the public who wants a conviction here is convinced of something that’s not true, that there was a knee to the neck for nine minutes. And I think that the media has played a part in this as they always do. And I think that anything short of conviction on all counts is going to erupt in rioting.
You know, if I had to bet, I’d say they’re going to convict him of manslaughter. I forget the specific wording of the statute, but it’s essentially, you know, if you, in a grossly negligent way, put somebody in a position that you know, death is reasonably foreseeable that you’re guilty, even if you didn’t intend it to happen. And I think that’s what it’s going to be. The second degree murder is not as many people are saying intentional, you know, nothing to do with intent. It’s basically a felony murder charge that you kill somebody unlawfully in the course of committing another crime. And I don’t know what that other crime would be here. You know, some sort of unlawful assault, but the defense use of force witnesses have already said that it was okay to take him to the ground and it was okay to put him in the prone position.Read more here: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/04/chauvin-trial-jury-has-a-basis-to-find-reasonable-doubt-here-but-its-not-what-im-expecting/#more-350787
Leisa Audette reports in 100% Fed Up,
A tragic mass shooting overnight at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport left 8 dead and 5 hospitalized.
Local authorities have identified the deceased shooter as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole, who they say was known to authorities before the shooting. A concerned family member had notified authorities before the mass shooting. Hole was an ex-employee of FedEx and was familiar with the facility."Known to authorities!" But the system once again did not solve the problem, as in so many other cases.
Ace reports that Joe Biden missed a scheduled visit today with the prime minister of Japan. I checked to see if Drudge is reporting on it, and he is not, but he did have a piece about how Biden's approval numbers are 20 points higher than Trump's were at this stage of his presidency. No explanation has been given by the White House as to Biden's reason for missing the sceduled meeting.
Read more here: frameBidehttps://ace.mu.nu/wheres_joe_white_house_agenda_states_that_biden_was_to_welcome_japans's _pm_but_groper_joe_is_apparently_sick
???— tsar becket adams (@BecketAdams) April 16, 2021
shouldn't Biden be the one to welcome Japan's prime minister? pic.twitter.com/SG6W8K6jFS
Project Veritas published part three of its revelations about CNN. Today it is about the
CNN Technical Director admits that CNN pushes stories with white killers and suppresses stories about black killers.Read more here: https://ace.mu.nu/part_3_of_project_veritas_cnn_expose
Ace reports today,
Note that Joe Biden claimed his family would not "cash in" if he won the presidency.Ace goes on to report that Hunter Biden got a $2 million dollar advance to launch his book last week, which sold only seventy-three books on Amazon! It sold 11,000 altogether. Read more here: https://ace.mu.nu/hunter_biden_got_a_2_million_advance_for_his_little-anticipated_autobiography_the_crackhead_diaries._it_sold_11000_copies.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Victor Davis Hanson writes in American Greatness,
The Trump Administration flooded the world with cheap oil to Russia’s chagrin. It pulled out from asymmetrical missile treaties with Russia. It sold sophisticated arms to the Ukrainians. The Russians concluded that Trump might do anything, and so waited for another president before again testing America.
In contrast, Biden too often talks provocatively—while carrying a twig. He has gratuitously called Putin “a killer.” And he warned that the Russian dictator “would pay a price” for supposedly interfering in the 2020 election.
...If Trump was unpredictably blunt, Biden is too often predictably confused. And he appears frail, sending a message to autocracies that America’s commander-in-chief is not fully in control.Read more here: https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/14/how-to-start-a-war/
Attorney Andrew Branca writes about the Chauvin murder trial in Legal Insurrection,
...Frankly, in my professional opinion, a mistrial in this case would be entirely warranted, if not from this particular incident in isolation, then from the accumulated harms done to the defense by the state’s untimely dropping of thousands of exhibits on the defense even as the trial proper was taking place, averaging nearly 500 new exhibits each day of the trial.
...At this point the state and defense both made the final announcement that they were resting their case in chief, and Judge Cahill turned his attention to the jury.
...They would be dismissed for the day, and until Monday at 9:00am CT, at which time they would return to court to hear the closing arguments of the state and the defense, receive their jury instructions, and begin their deliberations. They were reminded that they were to be sequestered during deliberations, and so were cautioned to “pack a bag.”Read more here: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/04/chauvin-trial-day-14-wrap-up-mistrial-narrowly-avoided-closing-arguments-monday/
In his Instapundit blog, Glenn Reynolds writes about
No Charges Against Officer Who Shot Ashli Babbitt: DOJ.
Missing from this: Any claim that the unarmed Ashli Babbitt posed a threat of death or great bodily harm, the necessary predicate for deadly force, to anyone. There’s no “members of Congress were scared” exception to the law on deadly force.
But this is a police shooting that all the Best People heartily approve.Read more here: https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/444245/#respond
In PJ Media Paula Bolyard reviews a book by Rory Groves, showing which occupations have historically been the most durable. Here are the top ten:
The top 10 durable professions, according to Groves, are: Shepherd (rancher, livestock farmer, dairyman) Farmer Midwife Gardener (arborist, vinedresser, landscaper, flower farmer) Woodworker (cabinetmaker, finish carpenter) Carpenter (a builder of structures) Painter (siding contractor, wall covering specialist) Cook (chef, caterer, restauranteur) Brewer (winemaker, distiller) Innkeeper (hotelier)Go here to read more: https://pjmedia.com/culture/paula-bolyard/2021/04/14/durable-trades-professions-that-have-stood-the-test-of-time-for-hundreds-of-years-n1440105
In The Last Refuge, Sundance reports,
As Russia continues to build up troop presence near the Ukraine border, Joe Biden sent a warning to Vladimir Putin. In response Russia told the U.S. to stay out of the Black Sea “for your own good” while they conduct exercises. Biden turned back two U.S. navy ships…. Hours later Putin closed the Kerch Strait.
The Biden administration is attempting to give the illusion of strength but it is all an act and Russia knows it. The Ukraine is vulnerable to Russian absorption because a large portion of the Ukrainian people support Russia. NATO is attempting to issue threats, but Russia knows the EU, and specifically Germany, will do nothing except grasp their pearls. It is all false bravado on the part of the NATO alliance; they have no teeth and their electorate have no desire for another conflict.
A Background Note – Additional leverage Putin holds goes back to the Nordstream 2 gas pipeline to supply the energy needs of Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was warned by President Trump not to go forward with the pipeline that creates a geopolitical leverage for Russia. Merkel went ahead despite the warnings, and adding salt to the issue, Germany never upheld their NATO funding commitments (2% of GDP). This was a major source of contention between Trump and Merkel.Read more here: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2021/04/15/joebama-flinches-putin-closes-kerch-strait-and-blocks-black-sea-to-foreign-warships/
Commenters at Ace of Spades are wondering how long it will be before "conservative" or "Christian" get defined as "mental illness." Or, is it already happening with "Red Flag" laws? Commenter Hogmartin writes,
"Define conservatism as a mental disorder, and we are off to the camps." They can do remote diagnoses these days without even interviewing the patient. Or so I gather, from the number of licensed psychiatrists or psychologists who diagnosed Trump with everything in the DSM just by shrieking in incoherent rage at his image on their TV screens and then reporting the diagnoses as guests on network 'news' shows.Commenter Christopher Taylor writes,
...Whether its genetic treatments to "fix" your broken brain that rejects leftist trash, or the declaration that you're broken and need to be separated from society for the good of us all, the end result is the same.
All it would take is showing the demonstrably provable truth that we are different than them at a mental level, combined with a popular movement that portrays this "different" as "evil"
Oh wait, yeah we already have that today.Today in the Federalist Edie Heipel reports,
Last week, legal accountability group Judicial Watch dropped a bombshell: a nearly 600-page report proving the U.S. government has been buying and trafficking “fresh” aborted baby body parts. These body parts, purchased by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to “humanize” mice and test biologic drugs in scientific experiments, came from babies up to 24-weeks-old gestation, just weeks from being born.Read much more here: https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/15/federal-government-caught-buying-fresh-flesh-of-aborted-babies-who-could-have-survived-as-preemies/
Coblogger CBD writes in the Ace of Spades blog,
It is the degradation of the sanctity and value of life, and it is one of the most powerful tools in the totalitarian playbook. They start with the unborn, who are the most innocent and the most vulnerable. Then they move on to the old and the infirm. Andrew Cuomo showed us the way by killing thousands of the elderly in their nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
But they have been itching to kill the mentally ill for some time. Just look at what they did to them by closing the mental institutions! How many thousands of them have died on the streets since the 1970s? As usual, Europe leads the way when it comes to genocide, but this time they are channeling a particularly vile brand of utilitarianism...kill the crazies, but let's harvest their organs too!Read more here: https://ace.mu.nu/the_morning_rant_minimalist_edition
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
In American Greatness, Conrad Black writes that Trump
might have won even if the votes had been counted fairly only in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, where a flip of approximately 50,000 between the three states would have given him victory.
The fact that the former Republican establishment fell in with the Democratic narrative and refused to accept the possibility of this, in the most tainted election in American history (except perhaps 1876), is a disgrace and a dishonor to them. There was never any moral or practical imperative for President Trump falsely to abandon the righteousness of his claims of a dishonestly counted election.
At some point, the former Republican establishment will need to familiarize itself with the consequences of being defeated by Trump within its own party, of having been led effectively by him, and of having been deliberately or negligently complicit in his unjust (if perhaps only temporary) departure from the nation’s highest office.Read more here: https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/12/the-gops-trump-solution/
Don Surber posted this sign displayed in a McDonalds restaurant:
"Workers in the hospitality industry have been concerned about their own health and safety in the work place."But Surber disagrees:
That was a nice try to sugar-coat the pill, but the truth is millions of Americans who should be working are being paid to sit at home and do nothing but play video games.
At least one-third of Chicago teachers do not wish to work. Covid-19 is a good excuse.
They just want to play video games all morning, and then go to McDonald's and complain about slow service because the joint is understaffed.Read more here: https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2021/04/millions-refuse-to-work.html
In the Washington Post of all places, Mark Thiessen writes that Joe Biden
who promised to put his “whole soul” into uniting Republicans and Democrats, passing a bipartisan covid bill should have been a layup. I mean, Trump did it five times. But instead, the president has turned unity into division by using covid relief as a pretext to pass all sorts of liberal spending projects that have nothing to do with the pandemic....Read more here: https://althouse.blogspot.com/2021/04/president-biden-promised-to-usher-in.html
"The objective of a defense case is supposed to be the creation of reasonable doubt, not the removal of all doubt."
For an understanding of the Chauvin trial I have been reading Legal Insurrection. Today I read what Andrew McCarthy wrote in National Review. His conclusion of day 12 (yesterday) was that the prosecution devastated the defense. Read more here: https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/04/chauvins-stumbling-defense-case/ An attorney named Andrew Branca is covering the trial for Legal Insurrection. He correctly predicted that today the judge would deny the defense motion for acquittal. Read more here: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/04/live-chauvin-trial-day-13-this-morning-court-to-consider-judgment-of-acquittal/
Gabe Kaminsky reports in the Federalist,
The White House is spending close to $352 a night to provide beds to the estimated 80,000 migrant families expected to flood the border from now until September, according to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement document obtained by the Washington Examiner.
The initiative is part of an approximately $87 million contract ICE awarded to Family Endeavors, a San Antonio, Texas non-profit that has a former senior official on the Biden transition team, Andrew Lorenzen-Strait. No bids were solicited for the contract.Read more here: https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/14/biden-admin-to-put-80000-migrants-in-hotels-at-352-per-bed-per-night/
In City Journal, Howard Husock writes about how government is now encouraging drug use and other vices, risking social catastrophe. First is encouraging the legalization of marijuana. Another is legalization of prostitution. Then, of course, there are lotteries and state-sanctioned sports betting.
None of this, of course, is to say that drug use, gambling, and prostitution would disappear if they were not permitted by law. Rather, it is to question the wisdom of government both encouraging them and relying on the tax revenue they generate. It was not so long ago that government urged us to “just say no” to drugs. It may not have been an effective effort, but that doesn’t mean that government should encourage us to just say yes.Read more here: https://www.city-journal.org/marijuana-legalization-new-york
Project Veritas has infiltrated CNN! Go here to see what the CNN technical director admits: https://ace.mu.nu/part_2_of_project_veritas_cnn_sting_covid_brought_us_big_ratings_we_want_the_death_toll_to_go_higher_and_higher and here: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2021/04/13/cnn-director-admits-network-airs-political-propaganda-outlines-network-efforts-to-remove-president-trump-and-boost-joe-biden/
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
The New Neo writes in her blog,
...It’s hard to imagine why anyone would want to be a police officer these days. It’s always been a job of great danger and tremendous opportunity for error, but now the public and even other public officials seem to be completely unforgiving of any errors and demand 100% perfection. This is, of course, impossible.
The net result will be that there will be a lack of police officers – of course, that’s one of the left’s goals, so they consider that a feature rather than a bug – and the people who do serve as police will be more likely to be of lower quality and far more jittery and risk-averse. One can expect a resultant a decline in public safety, a phenomenon we’re already seeing. Again, though, the left seems to consider that a feature rather than a bug.Read more here: https://www.thenewneo.com/2021/04/13/on-the-shooting-of-duante-wright/
How can Democrats blame us for their own problems, especially when where we live we don’t have any of these problems?
In Breitbart, John Nolte writes about living in rural America.
Anyone of any race, religion, color, sexual preference, or creed is welcome in MAGA country. As long as you leave us alone to live our beliefs, we will not only leave you alone to live your beliefs, if you ever need help, we will be there for you.Read more here: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/12/nolte-rural-trump-voters-already-live-in-the-safe-tolerant-utopia-leftists-claim-to-want/
In the American Thinker, Andrea Widburg praises Tucker Carlson for explaining that the Democrats are supporting waves of illegal immigration because they vote overwhelmingly Democrat. Read or watch Tucker here: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/04/tuckers_magnificent_statement_about_democrats_disenfranchising_americans.html