Four more times the Democrat message turned into Anti-Americanism

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Snuffing out the freedom of religion, step by step

  1. California’s Governor forbids Christians from singing in church houses

Christian Broadcasting Network shows us how churches now have to decide whether to obey God or Governor Newsom of California.

GavinNewsomGolden State Christians have been ordered by California’s governor to stop singing in church. This is a direct assault on the First Amendment, as I warned folks about in my new book, “Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation.” Click here to read.

“Californians are still free to attend their house of worship. But they’re forbidden from singing or chanting,” read the lead paragraph in a story published by the Sacramento Bee. 

The new guidance for places of worship was issued on July 1.

“Discontinue singing (in rehearsals, services, etc.), chanting, and other practices and performances where there is increased likelihood for transmission from contaminated exhaled droplets. Consider practicing these activities through alternative methods (such as internet streaming) that ensure individual congregation members perform these activities separately in their own homes,” the 14-page order reads.

The previous guidelines only encouraged churches to “strongly consider” ending corporate worship, the Sacramento Bee reported.

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

In the early history of the church (Acts of the Apostles, chapter 5), a similar event happened.

Peter and the apostles were confronted with a similar command by a similar governmental leader. In Acts 5:29, Peter and the apostles responded:
Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, Sing praises to the Lord, Selah. (Psalms 68:32 NASB)

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.

We have the same choice. We can let the government mandate that we abandon our Biblical acts and beliefs or we can follow the Word of God. We can we can kowtow to a more politically-correct message or choose to share the good news of the gospel. We can hold our praise and singing or we can obey the mandates in the Psalms. We can ignore the Bible and go the World’s way or we can follow what we read in the Bible.

By the way, since this article centers on singing, here are some of the Psalm verses commanding Christians to sing praises to God:

  • Sing praises to God, sing praises; Sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with a skillful psalm. (Psalms 47:6‭-‬7 NASB)
  • My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises! (Psalms 57:7 NASB)
  • All the earth will worship You, And will sing praises to You; They will sing praises to Your name.” Selah. (Psalms 66:4 NASB)
  • Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, Sing praises to the Lord, Selah. (Psalms 68:32 NASB)
  • Sing to the Lord a new song; Sing to the Lord , all the earth. (Psalms 96:1 NASB)
  • I will sing of lovingkindness and justice, To You, O Lord , I will sing praises. (Psalms 101:1 NASB)
  • Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders. (Psalms 105:2 NASB)
  • Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; Sing praises to our God on the lyre, (Psalms 147:7 NASB)

Believe me, there are multiple other verses.

Nike hopes that the silent majority will visit their stores when based on Nike’s silence

  1. Nike remains quiet after Kaepernick calls Independence Day a ‘Celebration of White Supremacy’

Breitbart points out the silence of Nike as they ignore their spokesperson’s words on Independence Day.

NikeKaepernickNike has not responded to a request for comment after Colin Kaepernick, one of their leading pitchmen, called Independence Day a “celebration of white supremacy.”

On Saturday afternoon, as 4th of July festivities were getting underway across the country. Kaepernick took to Twitter and accused America of having “dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized” black people for centuries.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This ignores stories like that of Richard Allen: From slave to pastor to founder of AME church to Founding Father and many other firsts

Kaepernick’s narrative ignores the true potential of America. Kaepernick’s narrative says: “Look over here at these cases of injustive.” Never mind that America elected a Black President for two terms. Never mind that people like Oprah Winfry, General Colin Powell, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, and many others enjoy success in America. However, even from the beginning, some have been able to apply the teachings of the Bible and the principles of the Declaration of Independence to the betterment of all. For example, the Christian Broadcasting Network recounts the accomplishments of Richard Allen, a Black founding father.

From his young years, Richard Allen knew the humiliating and dehumanizing pain of being a slave. Born in 1760, his entire family was sold from his first master to another. And when that second master fell on financial hard-times, he divided the family by selling Richard’s mother and three of his siblings to another plantation.

Then the teenager known as “Negro Richard” went on in toil and drudgery with just one of his brothers and sisters still with him. That’s when he met the Lord Jesus Christ when listening to the preaching of an abolitionist pastor. He and his brother decided their best Christian witness would be to serve their master all the more and with excellence.

Richard then got his slave master to listen to that preacher too, and his master also came to know the Lord. One of his Christian deeds was to offer Richard his freedom within five years if Richard could pay for that freedom. Throwing himself into odd jobs for cash, Richard managed to buy his way out of slavery in just one and a half years.

He educated himself and became an itinerant preacher in the mid-Atlantic states, changing his name from Negro Richard to Richard Allen. He thought soul-saving would now be the major mission of his life. But he also frequently advocated for an end to the enslavement of the colonies’ 700,000 black people, even as America was fighting for its liberty from Britain.

A Methodist Episcopal church in Philadelphia asked Allen to preach on a more regular basis. His sermons became so popular that black people began to flood the church to overflowing. The church built a new balcony area and then tried to force the African Americans to worship there, separated from their white Christian brothers and sisters. It literally picked some blacks up off their knees and dragged them away from praying with those whites.

Allen and many of his fellow congregants decided to walk out of that church. He decided they needed their own house of worship.

Dr. Peter Lillback founded and heads up the Providence Forum, a group that wants to keep in Americans’ hearts how much God and faith figured into the founding of their nation and the forming of its values.

Lillback said of Allen, “This now former slave who’s been educated is going to establish a church that reaches out to the African Americans.”

The popular pastor had earlier purchased land in 1787 with the help of George Washington and Declaration of Independence signer Dr. Benjamin Rush.

Allen eventually bought a blacksmith’s shop, and in 1794 had it dragged by horses to this property, which has become the piece of land continually in the possession of African Americans longer than any other real estate in the US. He turned that blacksmith shop into a church, meant to be for blacks only so they wouldn’t have to deal with the degrading prejudice of whites and being pushed around by them in the holy space of a church.

But white Methodist leadership in Philadelphia fought back and demanded control over aspects of Allen’s church. He finally took them to court and what’s come to be known as Old Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church won its independence.

This became the nation’s first major African-American church. Then Allen convinced several other black congregations in the region – who also wanted to be free of racist overseers – to join with his church. In 1816, they became the African Methodist Episcopal Church, America’s first independent black denomination and oldest formal institution in the US for African-Americans.

Allen was named its first bishop. The AME now has 2,500,000 members in more than 7,000 congregations in 39 countries spread across five continents. And Allen’s Old Mother Bethel is still a lively church within that denomination.

Those weren’t Allen’s only firsts. He was the first black activist invited into a US president’s home. He was the first African American to write a copyrighted pamphlet; the first black to write a eulogy for George Washington (and the only person at that time to write of Washington emancipating slaves).

“If you love the God of love,” he wrote in 1794, “clear your hands from slaves, burden not your children or country with them.”

Allen also helped put together the first convention of African American activists. Conventions became a major place for blacks to push for reforms, abolition and civil rights.

He and fellow reformer Absalom Jones formed the Free African Society to benefit blacks. And he made his own church a major place to educate African Americans and help them improve their place in the young nation. That church harbored more than 30 Jamaicans who’d escaped their slave masters. It became an early stop on the Underground Railroad and helped finance it.

He went on to influence major black reformers in the 1800s like Frederick Douglass and such civil rights activists in the 1900s as Martin Luther King Jr.

While slave owners were using the Bible to justify slavery, Allen was using that same Bible and the Declaration of Independence to battle against racism and men owning their fellow men.

Frederick Douglass went so far as to say that what Allen preached about freedom and equality for his fellow African Americans formed “a new Declaration of Independence.”

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

Corporate Cancel Culture forces a communications exec to resign for stating the military’s official position when he was a Navy pilot

  1. Boeing forces Golightly to resign for an op-ed in a Navy internal publication 35 years ago

The New York Post reports on the forced resignation of Neil Golightly.

BoeingBoeing communications boss Niel Golightly has resigned over a sexist article he wrote three decades ago opposing women’s service in the military.

His exit leaves the embattled planemaker searching for a new top spokesman as it works to get its troubled 737 MAX jet flying again.

Golightly stepped down Thursday as Boeing’s senior vice president of communications following an employee complaint about the 1987 article, which he called “embarrassingly wrong and offensive.”

“At issue is not whether women can fire M-60s, dogfight MiGs, or drive tanks,” Golightly, then a US Navy lieutenant, wrote in a US Naval Institute magazine. “Introducing women into combat would destroy the exclusively male intangibles of war fighting and the feminine images of what men fight for — peace, home, family.”

Golightly, who had only been with Boeing about six months, said he decided to resign for the company’s sake even though the article does not reflect his current views.

“My article was a 29-year-old Cold War navy pilot’s misguided contribution to a debate that was live at the time,” Golightly said in a statement. “The dialogue that followed its publication 33 years ago quickly opened my eyes, indelibly changed my mind, and shaped the principles of fairness, inclusion, respect and diversity that have guided my professional life since.”

Boeing said it disagreed with the content of Golightly’s article and that it has started a search for his successor. Greg Smith, Boeing’s chief financial officer and executive vice president of enterprise operations, will oversee communications in the meantime, the company said.

Boeing President and CEO David Calhoun talked with Golightly about the article and its implications for his role as the company’s top spokesman, Calhoun said. He added that Boeing has an “unrelenting commitment to diversity and inclusion in all its dimensions.”

“I greatly respect Niel for stepping down in the interest of the company,” Calhoun said in a statement.

(Read more at the New York Post)

Everybody thinks their sins are too small to be noticed and their accomplishments are too big to ignore

We are all self-centered. We all think too highly of ourselves (and we know it, unless we have become self-deluded and have begun to drink our own Kool Aid).

However, from God’s perspective, our best deeds are like a dirty diaper or used bandage.

For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. (Isaiah 64:6 NASB)

Therefore, maybe these punks are letting us know something that any Bible-reading Christian knows: we have feet of clay (we sin, we are fallible).

However, this makes me wonder what these self-righteous Marxists will think in 10 or 20 years when people change values and destroy their icons. Hey, maybe it won’t even be that long. Maybe the next generation will value babies and wonder how America could sacrifice over 60 million to Molech.

Maybe the next generation will find itself knee deep in debt and will wonder why we squandered our economy for a cold.

Cancel Culture creeps into the Church

  1. Indiana Priest Suspended for Condemning BLM’s Violence, Marxism and Destruction — BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades!

As I first found at BUNKERVILLE, an Indiana priest has been reported to have suspended for condemning BLM‘s violent Marxism. Here is part of Bunkerville’s assessment:

We are witnessing the wholesale capitulation of the bishops before the Marxist mob.

Father Theodore Rothrock from St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel, Indiana was suspended this week after his condemnation of the radical Black Lives Matter protest movement published in the parish’s Sunday bulletin on June 28, 2020.  Liberal media outlets almost immediately published excerpts from the bulletin article and called for Rothrock’s removal.

Here is the Father Rothrock’s column in its entirety:

The lady (doth) protest too much, methinks

Today in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
28 June 2020

This dialogue from Hamlet is taken from Act 3, scene 2 and is a response to Hamlet’s query: “how like you this play?” The line suggests a hidden agenda that is revealed in the objections, where the accuser is actually the perpetrator. History is replete with examples of misdirection. In 2001 the Taliban destroyed the Buddhas of Bamyan, the 6th century monumental statues of Gautama Buddha in central Afghanistan, claiming them to be pagan idols. The world was horrified, but did nothing about it.

Despots and tyrants have always employed accusation and distortion to achieve all manner of mischief in an effort to shape and mold public opinion. Anyone currently doing business with Amazon could not help but notice the prominent banner headline from the internet giant touting their proud support for “Black Lives Matter.” But do those black lives really matter to the community organizers promoting their agenda? Is “Antifa” concerned with the defeat of fascist right-wing nationalism or more interested in the establishment of left-wing global socialism?

The brutal murder of a black man in police custody has sparked a landslide of reaction to the alleged systemic racism in America. We are being told that the scars of race relations in this country are really unhealed wounds that continue to fester and putrefy; amputation is required! Reforms must be sweeping and immediate to crush the rising wave of racism that pervades the nation and perverts the body politic.

On the heels of the Covid sequestration, the bottled-up tension of an isolated population has exploded into riots and demonstrations that we have not seen the like in fifty years. What would the great visionary leaders of the past be contributing to the discussion at this point in time? Would men like Fredrick Douglas and the Reverend King, both men of deep faith, be throwing bombs or even marching in the streets? Would they be pleased with the murder rates in our cities or the destruction of our families by the welfare system? Would they see a value in the obliteration of our history to re-write a future without the experience and struggles of the past? Would we tear down their monuments?

Who are the real racists and the purveyors of hate? You shall know them by their works. The only lives that matter are their own and the only power they seek is their own. They are wolves in wolves clothing, masked thieves and bandits, seeking only to devour the life of the poor and profit from the fear of others. They are maggots and parasites at best, feeding off the isolation of addiction and broken families, and offering to replace any current frustration and anxiety with more misery and greater resentment.

The message of peace that comes to us in Christ is the gospel we carry in common with the Orthodox Churches and other Christians. We must stand in solidarity with our brethren across the world to oppose this malevolent force. Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the other nefarious acolytes of their persuasion are not the friends or allies we have been led to believe. They are serpents in the garden, seeking only to uproot and replant a new species of human made in the likeness of men and not in the image of God.  Their poison is more toxic than any pandemic we have endured. The father of lies has not just been seen in our streets, we have invited him into our home. Now he is prowling like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, strong in your faith.

On Tuesday, Fr. Rothrock was forced to issue an apology, stating “It was not my intention to offend anyone and I am sorry that my words have caused any hurt to anyone.”Apparently this was not enough for the “frothing at the mouth” Marxists calling for his removal.  On Wednesday, Bishop Timothy Doherty removed Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

(Read the statement from the church on Fr. Rothrock’s removal at BUNKERVILLE)

Since I come from a denomination that has leading factions that have promoted “gospel diversity” and other idiocy, I don’t point to a perfect church

Since my church includes the likes of Russell Moore, JD Greear, and other inventors of attempts to pull the world’s philosophies into the church, I cannot claim to have a perfect church.

With that said, this act against Fr. Rothrock seems to be like a huge step back toward liberation theology.

May Jesus come soon.

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Five times America received and reacted to electronic discrimination from the Cyber-Left


In an effort to further snuff out the conservative message on online, Facebook takes action

  1. Facebook announces hate speech advertisement ban

One America News Network reports that Facebook has decided to ban advertisements it deems as hate speech.

Mark_ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg recently announced Facebook will prohibit hate speech from now on. On Friday, the CEO announced the platform will prohibit any advertisements that claim society is threatened by members of a particular race, ethnicity, gender or other protected category.

This came after several major companies threatened to pull Facebook advertisements for the month of July. Zuckerberg specifically noted posts from politicians will be removed if they “incite violence or suppress voting.”

According to the CEO, other posts may be flagged if they do not adhere to the company’s rules.

“We’re going to start labeling content that we find newsworthy that might otherwise violate our policies,” he said. “…If we determine the content may lead to violence or deprive people of their right to vote, we’re going to take that content down, no matter who says it.”

Facebook will also notify users if they try to share a post that has been flagged.

This comes as many social media users on both sides of the aisle have pointed out censorship abuses by big tech.

Attorney General William Barr has addressed how the Department of Justice might handle big tech censorship. In an interview with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Barr claimed the department is investigating several tech companies on the grounds of antitrust laws.

According to reports, he will be announcing specific measures in the next few weeks.

The attorney general is reportedly considering revisions to Section 230, which protects companies from content on their sites and ensures equal speech representation.

“They built up this powerful network, very strong market power, based on the representation that they were sort of open to all as sort of a bulletin board,” explained Barr. “When they got that market power, now they’re censoring views.”

(Read more at One America News Network)

Considering the American government developed the resource they now use to deliver their product, these Internet companies might deliver a balanced product

Considering that the Internet came from ARPANET (a network between universities and the military) and that the overall network within the borders of the U.S. cannot be disputed to as a U.S. asset, the American government might exercise the same rights as it does over the airwaves. That is, just as it requires television stations and radio stations to prove that they are broadcasting in the public interest.

Moreover, considering that all of these social networking companies say that they are platform where ideas are shared freely; however, in practice, they act as publishers (by editing the messages that are allowed out and choosing winners and losers among the field of message bearers). Therefore, if they are going to act like publishers, they should be open to lawsuits like publishers.

Another instance that reminds us that the speech everybody likes does not need protecting

  1. Reddit bans r/The_Donald and r/ChapoTrapHouse as part of a major expansion of its rules

As seen on The Verge, Reddit has banned subreddits “The_Donald” and “ChapoTrapHouse” as part of an expansion of its rules.

redditReddit will ban r/The_Donald, r/ChapoTrapHouse, and about 2,000 other communities today after updating its content policy to more explicitly ban hate speech. The policy update comes three weeks after Black Lives Matter protests led several popular Reddit forums to go dark temporarily in protest of what they called the company’s lax policies around hosting and promoting racist content. It marks a major reversal for a company whose commitment to free expression has historically been so strong that it once allowed users to distribute stolen nude photos freely on the site.

“I have to admit that I’ve struggled with balancing my values as an American, and around free speech and free expression, with my values and the company’s values around common human decency,” Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said in a call with reporters.

In a blog post that cites the company’s new rules, Huffman said users of the r/The_Donald subreddit had violated the site’s policies for years. (The site has no official connection to President Donald Trump, although he did do an Ask Me Anything there as a candidate in 2016.) “The community has consistently hosted and upvoted more rule-breaking content than average (Rule 1), antagonized us and other communities (Rules 2 and 8), and its mods have refused to meet our most basic expectations,” Huffman said.

Similarly, r/ChapoTrapHouse had also hosted content that violates the site’s rules, Huffman said. The subreddit is a spinoff of the popular left-wing podcast.

Reddit’s new policy begins with a first rule that requires users to “consider the human.” It reads:

Remember the human. Reddit is a place for creating community and belonging, not for attacking marginalized or vulnerable groups of people. Everyone has a right to use Reddit free of harassment, bullying, and threats of violence. Communities and people that incite violence or that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability will be banned.

That formed the basis of a policy framework that bans hate speech.

“Reddit’s mission is to bring community and belonging to everybody in the world, and there is speech in the world and on Reddit that prevents other people from doing so,” Huffman told reporters. “Harassing speech or hateful speech prevents people from coming to Reddit and feeling safe and sharing their vulnerabilities … So if we have speech on Reddit that’s preventing people from using Reddit the way that we intend it to be used, or that prevents us from achieving our mission, then it’s actually a very easy decision.”

The introduction of the new policies has resulted in the removal of about 2,000 subreddits so far, and the company says “the vast majority” were inactive. Only about 200 of them had more than 10 daily users, the company said. They include:

  • r/DarkHumorAndMemes
  • r/ConsumeProduct
  • r/DarkJokeCentral
  • r/GenderCritical
  • r/Cumtown
  • r/imgoingtohellforthis2
  • r/Wojak
  • r/soyboys

Last year, Reddit “quarantined” r/The_Donald, placing it behind a warning screen after it was found to host content that incited violence. The company had previously prevented posts on the forum from reaching Reddit’s front page. Former users of the forum began moving to a new site off Reddit last year.

While Monday’s removals hit some high-profile political communities, Huffman said the company would continue to support a broad range of political speech.

(Read more at The Verge)

It sounds like these restrictions would have stopped A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

Although I do not support the transfer of nude pictures, this clampdown on the conservative segment of the Reddit audience does not match up to the standards that they claim to hold. As with the previous article, this seems like a case of a company that claims to be an online billboard acting more like an online publisher that edits the works on it.

Censorship of Conservatives by Liberal Twitter creates a response

  1. Parler hits 500K as an alternative to liberal Twitter

One America News Network reported in a 27 June 2020 article that Parler has gained 500K users due (in most part) to the censorship from liberals at Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

ParlerAmid rising censorship of conservative voices on Twitter and other social media platforms, the new app Parler has seen a large influx of users. According to reports, more than 500,000 new people created accounts on the site after Twitter recently banned two conservative accounts.

Parler’s user base skyrocketed by 50% this week alone, bringing the total number of users to 1.5 million.

Conservatives like Rep. Matt Gaetz and Sen. Ted Cruz announced they joined site after experiencing what they called “unfair banning of right-wing accounts.”

“They use that power to silence conservatives and to promote their radical left-wing agenda,” stated Cruz. “Big tech has shown the ability to shadow ban what you say or post without anyone ever knowing about it.”

(Read more at One America News Network)

I have been on Parler as @Mark1one since 4 June 2019

Feel free to follow me at @Mark1one, since I have been there for some time.

Of course, since I am not a heavy hitter (and even if I were), all I can say is: the more the merrier.

Potential Democrat leaders encourage discrimination by the Left on social media

  1. Democrat Congressional candidate urges Twitter followers to ‘report’ Trump supporters

Breitbart shares the rantings of McMurray, the ]Democrat candidate for New York’s 27th Congressional District.

Nate McMurrayNate McMurray, the Democrat candidate for New York’s 27th Congressional District, urged Twitter followers Wednesday to “report” Trump supporters.

“When you see fake videos, when you see racism, when you hear support for Trump, do not roll your eyes, do not play nice, do not worry about hurting someone’s feelings, CALL IT OUT — REPORT IT — FIGHT IT,” he wrote:

Thursday, immigration lawyer Matthew Kolken shared a screenshot of McMurray’s tweet and said, “This is a dangerous chill of 1st Amendment freedoms”:

However, McMurray appeared to have amended the “REPORT IT – FIGHT IT” command with “TALK TO THEM – DO NOT GO WITH THE FLOW” in another tweet on Friday:

(Read more at Breitbart)

This “Fight it” stance seems to go with someone who thinks their supporters have made their mind(s) up and cannot be confused with the facts

Much like the times I have noted the Cancel culture, this “Cancel campaigning” seems to ignore the opposition and encourages the followers of the campaign to do the same. It looks like this guy has thoroughly gotten lost in his own confirmation bias.

Facebook doubles down on eliminating the First Amendment

  1. Facebook blacklists Laura Loomer’s campaign ads

Breitbart reports on what might seem to be violation of Laura Loomer’s First Amendment rights.

Laura LoomerFacebook has reportedly banned all ads on behalf of Laura Loomer, the frontrunner in the GOP primary race for House candidate in Florida’s 21st district.

Loomer’s personal account is banned on Facebook, as well as on Facebook-owned Instagram, and her campaign was prevented from creating a page to reach voters on Facebook last November. Now the campaign is being banned from running ads on the platform as well.

Loomer’s most recent ad can be viewed on YouTube:

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has previously said it’s not right for “private companies to censor politicians.”

“The Laura Loomer for Congress Inc. Campaign represents more than just Laura Loomer, the candidate,” said Karen Giorno, chief strategist for the Loomer campaign and formerly the campaign manager for Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign in Florida.

The Loomer campaign, said Giorno,  “embodies a national movement, that radiates from within President Donald J. Trump’s home district, FL-21 and is made up of millions of voices from across the country. Many have become volunteers, donors and have pledged to vote for Laura Loomer in the August 18th primary and again in November to retire the radical, elitist, entrenched Democrat incumbent, Lois Frankel. ”

“This community of citizens that are Republican, Democrat and Independent are choosing to support Laura Loomer for Congress to represent them in Washington, because she embodies their values, their mores, their beliefs and their norms.  By Facebook banning Laura Loomer for Congress Campaign ads from running, they are essentially going against their own policy, and canceling millions of voices as well.”

“This is a perfect example of how Big Tech is committing blatant election interference in the form of illegal in-kind contributions to the Democrat party and their candidates in a race that is taking place in the President’s backyard.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

The Left is out to destroy America. Sadly, Loomer is getting in the way of that.

While Zuckerberg claims he wants free speech, his actions show that he only wants free liberal speech or free Marxist speech. If you step over the boundaries and start to become in the least conservative (as with the first article in this post), he will shut you down.

Eight times the Democrat message degenerated into anti-Americanism

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  1. A Washington Post July 4th piece shows flaws in current education

Townhall points out how the joke of a Washington Post piece show how education has failed.

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This explains the darkness of the media.

President Trump decided to celebrate our nation’s birthday and in doing so, set off a meltdown not seen in quite a while from the media. Who am I kidding? It was a day that ends in “y” with these clowns. If Trump said the sky was blue, they would dole out endless articles attacking him. Trump decided to kick off the Fourth of July weekend by delivering a speech and fireworks show at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. That really set off the Left. And it didn’t stop there. This whole weekend is going to be grade-A Trump derangement entertainment from the press. And then, there’s these perspective and op-ed pieces from liberals that bash America. Take this one in The Washington Post, which says the global legacy of our independence has to be reconsidered. Again, the Left is attacking our founding, which isn’t out of the ordinary, but the history professor who penned this piece exposes what kids are being taught in higher education. It’s not pretty. As some have already pointed out, the thesis of the piece is just historically illiterate. America’s independence is responsible for the spread of global racism or something. Oh, and when we finally broke away from Britain, we somehow set forth the UK’s conquest of India or something. As Joe Gabriel Simonson at the Washington Examiner noted, the Brits had been in the Indian subcontinent since the 16th century. And yes, he also said this is what’s being taught about this nation in higher education because you know this isn’t the only professor spewing this garbage. You can see why the ‘woke’ legions are so unhinged if they’re being taught this nonsense (via WaPo):

The first is the central paradox in U.S. history: The nation’s democracy was founded as a slave society.

The second is that after cutting political ties with Great Britain, Americans doubled down on the British Empire’s project of colonial domination. The American Revolution inspired freedom movements in other parts the world. But it also contributed to the worldwide spread of white supremacy.

In the century after independence, the United States went from being a province of Britain’s empire to building its own empire “from sea to shining sea” and then overseas in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Guam.

When President Thomas Jefferson set the country on a path of westward expansion, he imagined an “empire of liberty” that would spread freedom across the continent and protect the nation from the “dangerous extension” of British power. But the growth of slavery and the “removal” of native peoples on the mainland were achieved by force, not consent.

Across the Atlantic, Britain responded to the loss of the 13 colonies by developing a “second,” much larger empire in Asia, Australia and Africa. Both the American and the British Empires post-1776 were structured by racial hierarchy, violence and a systemic devaluation of black and indigenous lives.

Consider, for example, the case of India. In the decades after U.S. independence, the British East India Co. conquered most of the subcontinent. British colonizers embedded racism in the law, political economy, geography and culture of British India from the late 18th century.

[…]

Britain’s settler colonies in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Africa caused the violent dispossession of indigenous peoples and frequently justified the idea of black extermination. In 1825, for instance, a white settler in Australia publicly proposed: “The best thing that could be done would be to shoot all the Blacks … the women and children should especially be shot as the most certain method of getting rid of the race.” Despite self-aggrandizing claims to the contrary, Britain’s abolition of slavery in 1833 did not stop racism. In fact, colonial expansion intensified colonial racism.

Genocidal violence was a foundational pillar of the British Empire, not an accidental or unintentional outcome. As a consequence of colonial policies, as many as 30 million Indians died of starvation during three major famines that ravaged the subcontinent in the last quarter of the 19th century.

After America declared independence from Britain, both countries maintained powerful traditions of racism and violence that were distinct and interconnected.





I mean, is this a joke? The United States is at fault for Britain’s…total colonization of India.

(Read more at Townhall)

This has been what the Democrat party has shown themselves as: the anti-science, anti-proof party

I am not sure when the trend in the Democrat party started. Certainly, it was in full swing when the “Russia, Russia, Russia” accusations were leveled against President Trump. And when Doctor Christine Blasey lied in Senate hearings without repercussion, it certainly was in full bloom.

Throughout the impeachment hearings, lies predominated in the show directed by Adam Schiff to a degree that even the Boston Herald called for his removal.

Therefore, how can we expect anything less than a full pack of lies from the current set of Democrats? While bad company spoils good character (1 Corinthians 5:33), we still must judge people on their own acts (Ezekiel 18:20). Therefore, with hope, we will see which path the Democrats continue to take; however, history can be telling.

  1. Cancel culture of Democrats ignores all facts when making their point

Townhall comments on how Senator Tammy Duckworth (and most of the cancel culture) ignores facts when making accusations.

CancelCulturePresident Donald Trump’s 4th of July speech at Mt. Rushmore Friday night focused on the United States’ history and legacy in the world. He also addressed the issue with cancel culture advocates trying to completely shatter American history by pulling down monuments and statues. But, according to Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), the president’s speech should have focused on the 130,000 Americans who died as a result of the Wuhan coronavirus and the bogus story about Russia putting a bounty on American troops’ heads.

“Where does it end? Should statues, for example, of George Washington, come down?” CNN’s Dana Bash asked.

“Well, let me just say that we should start off by having a national dialogue on it at some point, but right now, we’re in the middle of a global pandemic and one of our allies, one of our countries that are opposed to us – Russia – has put a bounty on American troops’ heads. What really struck me about the speech the president gave at Mt. Rushmore is that he spent more time worried about honoring dead Confederates than he did talking about the lives of our 130,000 Americans who lost their lives to COVID-19 or by warning Russia off the bounty they’re putting on Americans’ heads,” Duckworth explained. “I mean, his priorities are all wrong here. He should be talking about what we’re going to do to overcome this pandemic. What are we going to do to push Russia back? And, instead, he had no time for that. He spent all his time talking about dead traitors.”

Bash pushed back, reminding Duckworth that many would not consider George Washington to be a “traitor.” The senator didn’t say whether or not statues of Washington should be torn down but instead insisted a “national dialogue” should take place.

What the senator fails to grasp is this: a “national conversation” can’t take place. The left-wing cancel culture mob has already gunned for any and all monuments, not just those of Confederate soldiers and leaders. A perfect example are the statues of Union General Ulysses S. Grant and President Abraham Lincoln. Both men despised slavery and everything it stood for. They fought to free slaves in the south and bring together our union. No one seems to care about that bit of history. The left sees a statue of a white man from the 1800s so it’s automatically assumed that they were racist members of the Confederacy.

(Read more at Townhall)

Considering that I compiled and then lengthened a list of abolitionist and Black monuments destroyed by BLM, I might be able to point you to an answer

If you think about the first list or the the updated list of abolitionist and Black hero monuments (along with statues of unrelated heroes), you will see that BLM and Antifa do not think about history when they destroy monuments. As proof, they’ve destroyed:

  • A monument to a Black regiment (the Shaw Memorial)
  • A monument to an abolitionist who supported ending slavery by armed insurrection. This man, John Brown, raided the Confederacy.
  • A monument to an abolitionist who worked as a journalist and swayed public opinion against slavery. This man, Hans Christian Heg, led a militia that caught slave hunters.
  • An abolitionist, Matthias Baldwin, who gave much to Black communities.
  • An abolitionist, who (although he came from a Quaker background) joined the Union Army. William Jackson Palmer gave hundreds of thousands to Black colleges.
  • An unknown Revolutionary War soldier
  • The President who signed the Emancipation Proclamation

On the irrelevant side, they have destroyed statues of:

  • Two presidents who served after the end of the 18th century
  • A blues guitarist great of the 1990’s
  • The poet who wrote the words that became the words to our national anthem
  • A monk who established missions across California
  • The union general whose tactics brought an end to slavery

Therefore, it might seem that those allied with BLM and Antifa have taken on one of their characteristics of debate: the characteristic of ignoring facts and just repeating their speaking points/meme.

  1. Democrats Link Mount Rushmore to ‘Glorifying White Supremacy’

The Christian Broadcasting Network reports on the tweet by the Democrat National Committee.

DNC-Mount-Rushmore-tweetThe Democratic Party set its ire on Mount Rushmore in a since-deleted tweet Monday night, decrying an upcoming Independence Day celebration at the treasured American monument as “glorifying white supremacy.”

At the invitation of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R), President Donald Trump plans to headline a major fireworks display at Mount Rushmore on July 3, marking the first time the site has hosted such a patriotic spectacle since 2009. Prior to that point, Fourth of July fireworks shows at Mount Rushmore were an annual tradition.

“Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again,” read the erased tweet from the official account linked to the Democratic Party. “He’s attempted to limit their voting rights and blocked critical pandemic relief. Now he’s holding a rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore — a region once sacred to tribal communities.”

The political party linked to an article from The Guardian, a left-leaning European outlet, which promoted the belief that Mount Rushmore, a 60-foot high sculpture depicting the faces of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt that was completed between 1927 and 1941, is “a symbol of white supremacy.”

Nick Tilsen, a Native American activist, told the British newspaper it is “an injustice to actively steal indigenous people’s land, then carve the white faces of the conquerors who committed genocide.”

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

Considering that BLM and Antifa have now defiled a statue of Fredrick Douglas, what can we expect from these Marxists?

Democrats have (through their BLM and Antifa arms) defaced a statue of Black orator Fredrick Douglas, as reported in the New York Post.

With the vandalism of the Shaw Memorial and the Fredrick Douglas statue, these Marxists show themselves not to be interested in advancing pride in the achievements of Blacks or advancing the ideas of freedom borne by Blacks. They only show themselves as desiring to erase the past in order to create their own socialist utopia.

This news comes with a hat-tip to the The Chris Salcedo Show.

  1. Leo Terrell is ‘Embarrassed to be a Democrat’ after DNC plays ‘race card’ with Mount Rushmore

The Daily Caller recounts the words of Leo Terrell after he heard of the 2 July 2020 DNC tweet.

LeoTerrellCivil rights attorney Leo Terrell pounded the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Friday for playing the “race card” with Mount Rushmore and equating the iconic monument to “white supremacy.”

“I am embarrassed to be a Democrat tonight,” he told Fox News’ “Hannity.”

The DNC tweeted Monday, “Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again. He’s attempted to limit their voting rights and blocked critical pandemic relief. Now he’s holding a rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore, a region once sacred to tribal communities.”

“[Mount Rushmore] is a great place for the president to celebrate our nation’s birthday,” Terrell told guest host Jason Chaffetz as President Donald Trump prepared to deliver a speech in front of the venerated South Dakota sculpture.

“That tweet  — I want people to hear this,” Terrell continued, “The Democratic Party calling this a ‘white supremacy’ meeting is the race card at its highest level and that came from the Democratic Party.”

“The bottom line is simply this,” he said,  “If you are a Democrat, you can be a racist. But the point here is, you accuse the Republicans of being racist and there is no evidence of that whatsoever. It’s embarrassing and I am embarrassed to be a Democrat tonight.”

During his speech to a crowd of vocal supporters Trump condemned the vandalism of historical statues across America and promised that “Rushmore will stand forever.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

My dad was a Democrat; however, the party left him

It sounds like the Democrat party may be in the process of leaving Mr. Terrell. However, that might depend on how much tolerance for lies Mr. Terrell can handle and what other negative consequences there might be for staying with the Democrats. Likewise, how much grief he will have to endure and how much money he will lose will have to come into consideration.

Non-Democrats were recently left by the Democrats

Sadly, many of us who never have been part of the Democrat party have recently experienced even further separation from that party. While they were drawing six-figure salaries and staying in their estates for fear of the coronavirus, they took away from those of us who wanted to work the ability to do just that. And when some of us protested, they called those of us who wanted to provide for our families “selfish,” “greedy,” and “murderers.”

They told us that, if we went into the public to provide for our families, then we did not care for our older relatives to the extent that we were signing their death warrants. This — coming from the party of euthanasia and abortion — rings hollow.

Furthermore, when the Black Lives Matter riots began and CNN started calling those riots “peaceful demonstrations” until those riots reached their front doors, all of the Democrat “stay-home, work-safe” orders rang extremely hollow.

  1. Black Lives Matter protesters filmed dancing on American flag in Washington, D.C.

The Daily Caller comments on how Democrats danced on an American flag in Washington, D.C.

Black Lives Matter protesters filmed dancing on American flagBlack Lives Matter protesters danced on top of an American flag in Washington, D.C. as the city celebrated Independence Day on Saturday.

The footage was posted to Twitter hours before President Donald Trump spoke at the 2nd annual Salute to America in the nation’s capital. Trump centered his speech on the condemnation of protesters who seek to tear down American history.


“I am here as your president to proclaim before the country and before the world: This monument will never be desecrated; these heroes will never be defaced; their legacy will never ever be destroyed; their achievements will not be forgotten, and Mount Rushmore will stand forever as an eternal tribute to our forefathers and our freedom,” Trump said Friday during his speech at Mount Rushmore.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Before Antifa and BLM can tell me socialism is so great, have them show me some pictures

Before Antifa and BLM can start to prove that socialism works so well, have them provide about 50 pictures of people dancing on:

  • A Chinese flag in Xi Jinping’s China
  • A Vietnamese flag in Nguyễn Phú Trọng‘s Vietnam
  • A Venezuelan flag in Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuela
  • A North Korean flag in Kim Jong Un’s North Korea
  • A Laotian flag in Bounnhang Vorachith’s Laos
  • A Cuban flag in Raul Castro’s Cuba

To get 50 pictures, you would only have to produce nine pictures of each of these scenes. There have been well over 9 pictures of citizens dancing on, stomping on, burning, and otherwise disrespecting the American flag on American soil. Therefore, if Marxism works so well, this should be an easy thing to do. Go for it!

  1. AP turns on Americans who don’t support BLM protests after those Americans were not allowed to work or protest

The Associated Press reports on how conservative Facebook groups (after months of being told they could not work or protest) began to complain about the support the BLM protests experienced in the press.

A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the nationwide protests of racial injustice.

These groups, which now boast a collective audience of more than 1 million members, are still thriving after most states started lifting virus restrictions.

And many have expanded their focus.

One group transformed itself last month from “Reopen California” to “California Patriots Pro Law & Order,” with recent posts mocking Black Lives Matter or changing the slogan to “White Lives Matter.” Members have used profane slurs to refer to Black people and protesters, calling them “animals,” “racist” and “thugs”— a direct violation of Facebook’s hate speech standards.

Others have become gathering grounds for promoting conspiracy theories about the protests, suggesting protesters were paid to go to demonstrations and that even the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died in the custody of Minneapolis police, was staged.

An Associated Press review of the most recent posts in 40 of these Facebook groups — most of which were launched by conservative groups or pro-gun activists — found the conversations largely shifted last month to attacking the nationwide protests over the killing of Black men and women after Floyd’s death.

Facebook users in some of these groups post hundreds of times a day in threads often seen by members only and shielded from public view.

“Unless Facebook is actively looking for disinformation in those spaces, they will go unnoticed for a long time and they will grow,” said Joan Donovan, the research director at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy. “Over time, people will drag other people into them and they will continue to organize.”

Facebook said it is aware of the collection of reopen groups, and is using technology as well as relying on users to identify problematic posts. The company has vowed in the past to look for material that violates its rules in private groups as well as in public places on its site. But the platform has not always been able to deliver on that promise.

(Read more of the liberal side at the Associated Press)

This only proves again that the press is populated by America-hating liberals that cannot stand debate

If the Associated Press had instead chosen to present both sides of the issue (both [1] the side of the Facebook groups who had been quarantined while healthy and made poor by no fault of their own and [2] the side of those supporting Black Lives Matter), then several things would happen. First, the Associated Press would be rightfully called fair and balanced. Second, Americans would have a debate with facts available.

However, that did not happen. Rather, the Associated Press chose to only present one side of the debate. That is why I am classifying them as America-hating liberals.

  1. How is defunding the cops working – Chicago violence erupts during holiday weekend, at least 67 shot and 13 killed

Fox News reports that Democrat-run Chicago had 67 shot and 13 killed during the 4 July 2020 holiday weekend.

Chicago‘s bloody gun violence continued through the holiday weekend as more than 67 people were shot and at least 13 killed, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy.

Nine of the victims were minors, with only the two fatalities so far, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The girl, identified by her family as Natalie Wallace, was outside her grandmother’s home at a Fourth of July party in the city’s Austin neighborhood around 7 p.m. when a vehicle pulled up and three men got out and started shooting indiscriminately.

Wallace was shot in her head and pronounced dead after she was rushed to a hospital, police said, according to Chicago’s FOX 32.

A 32-year-old man shot during the same attack was in fair condition, FOX 32 reported.

“Tonight, a 7-year-old girl in Austin joined a list of teenagers and children whose hopes and dreams were ended by the barrel of a gun,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot wrote on Twitter. “We cannot grow numb to this. We are making progress in slowing shootings, but we have to do better, every single one of us.”

A 34-year-old woman, a 31-year-old man, and a 20-year-old man were also killed earlier Saturday, WLS-TV reported.

The 14-year-old boy was killed in the city’s Englewood neighborhood, in an attack that left three other people dead and four wounded, including boys ages 11 and 15, the Tribune reported.

Four men had walked up to a gathering and started firing shots. They fled and have not been arrested, the newspaper reported.

(Read more at Fox News)

When you want to know how the gun debate and the values of minorities really stand with Democrats, refer to the state of Chicago

Any time that a high-profile shooting occurs outside of the major Democrat cities and people start calling for gun control, the most logical thing to do might be to look at Chicago and New York (where some of the strictest gun control measures in the country have been in place). If gun control laws do not work there, why would they work anywhere else?

Likewise, when minorities call out for relief, where do they often make those calls? Do they not call for relief from Democrat bastions like Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and New York? Before we institute another nation-wide socialist agenda, we ought to see how the Marxist ideologies in these cities have done.

  1. How is defunding the cops working – New York City gunman shoots man dead, wounds woman in daylight attack caught on video

Fox News reports how a man has been recorded killing one man and wounding a woman.

New York City police are searching for a gunman who opened fire on a city sidewalk last week, killing a man and wounding a woman in broad daylight.

The shooting unfolded in front of 41 New Lots Ave. in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood at around 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison shared surveillance video of the attack on Friday.

The footage shows a man calmly walking up to another man on a sidewalk. He pulls a gun from his waistband and appears to fire multiple times as the other man stands in close range.


The gunman struck 20-year-old Deondraye Moore in the head and a 36-year-old woman once in her arm and torso, police said.

Both victims were rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where Moore was pronounced dead, police said. The woman is in stable condition.

Moore’s father, Derrick, told the New York Daily News that his son “was a good kid.”

“I’m still trying to wrap my head around it,” Moore said of his son. “I’m shocked.”

(Read more at Fox News)

Critical things to know about the coronavirus (hype)

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Their diagnostics have shown themselves to be questionable

A COVID-19 positive testing might not mean you had COVID-19. It could indicate you had a cold, SARS, MERS, or any other coronavirus

The following information from the Centers for Disease Control seems to counter the narrative of COVID-19 being the deadly disease that the experts have a handle on expertly identifying:

A positive test result shows you may have antibodies from an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. However, there is a chance a positive result means that you have antibodies from an infection with a virus from the same family of viruses (called coronaviruses), such as the one that causes the common cold.

These are some of the diseases that may cause a false positive for COVID-19

The National Foundation for Infectious Disease says that the coronaviruses include:

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
  • A large group of viruses that cause diseases in animals and humans

The CDC’s death count has been inflated

The CDC has admitted that it over-counted the COVID-19 death count

As the CDC web site also states that excess deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

Estimates of excess deaths can provide information about the burden of mortality potentially related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including deaths that are directly or indirectly attributed to COVID-19. Excess deaths are typically defined as the difference between the observed numbers of deaths in specific time periods and expected numbers of deaths in the same time periods. This visualization provides weekly estimates of excess deaths by the jurisdiction in which the death occurred. Weekly counts of deaths are compared with historical trends to determine whether the number of deaths is significantly higher than expected.

Counts of deaths from all causes of death, including COVID-19, are presented. As some deaths due to COVID-19 may be assigned to other causes of deaths (for example, if COVID-19 was not diagnosed or not mentioned on the death certificate), tracking all-cause mortality can provide information about whether an excess number of deaths is observed, even when COVID-19 mortality may be undercounted. Additionally, deaths from all causes excluding COVID-19 were also estimated. Comparing these two sets of estimates — excess deaths with and without COVID-19 — can provide insight about how many excess deaths are identified as due to COVID-19, and how many excess deaths are reported as due to other causes of death. These deaths could represent misclassified COVID-19 deaths, or potentially could be indirectly related to the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., deaths from other causes occurring in the context of health care shortages or overburdened health care systems).

As of June 3, 2020, additional information on weekly counts of deaths by cause of death has been added to this release. Similar to all causes of death, these weekly counts can be compared to values from the same weeks in prior years to determine whether recent increases have occurred for specific causes of death. The causes shown here were chosen based on analyses of the most prevalent comorbid conditions reported on death certificates where COVID-19 was listed as a cause of death (see https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm#Comorbidities). Cause of death counts are based on the underlying cause of death, and presented for Respiratory diseases, Circulatory diseases, Malignant neoplasms, and Alzheimer disease and dementia. Deaths due to external causes (i.e. injuries) or unknown causes are excluded. For more detail, see the Technical Notes.  Weekly counts of deaths were also added by age for all causes.

Estimates of excess deaths can be calculated in a variety of ways, and will vary depending on the methodology and assumptions about how many deaths are expected to occur. Estimates of excess deaths presented in this webpage were calculated using Farrington surveillance algorithms (1). A range of values for the number of excess deaths was calculated as the difference between the observed count and one of two thresholds (either the average expected count or the upper bound of the 95% CI), by week and jurisdiction.

Provisional death counts are weighted to account for incomplete data. However, data for the most recent week(s) are still likely to be incomplete. Weights are based on completeness of provisional data in prior years, but the timeliness of data may have changed in 2020 relative to prior years, so the resulting weighted estimates may be too high in some jurisdictions and too low in others. As more information about the accuracy of the weighted estimates is obtained, further refinements to the weights may be made, which will impact the estimates. Any changes to the methods or weighting algorithm will be noted in the Technical Notes when they occur. More detail about the methods, weighting, data, and limitations can be found in the Technical Notes.

This visualization includes several different estimates:

  • Number of excess deaths: A range of estimates for the number of excess deaths was calculated as the difference between the observed count and one of two thresholds (either the average expected count or the upper bound of the 95% CI), by week and jurisdiction. Negative values, where the observed count fell below the threshold, were set to zero.
  • Percent excess: The percent excess was defined as the number of excess deaths divided by the threshold.
  • Total number of excess deaths:The total number of excess deaths in each jurisdiction was calculated by summing the excess deaths in each week, from February 1, 2020 to present. Similarly, the total number of excess deaths for the US overall was computed as a sum of jurisdiction-specific numbers of excess deaths (with negative values set to zero), and not directly estimated using the Farrington surveillance algorithms.

The “fact checkers” at USA Today would like for us to believe that the CDC COVID-19 counts are under counted

The lying or lazy and ignorant “fact checkers” at USA Today would have you believe that the CDC has under counted its death counts.

Theories have circulated that the government’s system for counting COVID-19 deaths causes inflation in the total number of deaths.

At issue in many cases is the federal guidance for those filling out death certificates. The guidance specifies: “COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to the death.”

Some have interpreted that to mean that deaths will be reported as related to COVID-19 when a person has actually died from something else.

On April 8, Dr. Scott Jensen, a Republican state senator and Minnesota family physician, said on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” that the method of gathering statistics could be “misleading.”

(Read more of their untruths at USA Today)

The Democrat riots have had an effect

Two weeks after the Floyd George riots, over 200 Houston police officers are under quarantine

Houston ABC affiliate KTRK reports that 200 police who endured protesters shouting in their faces have self-quarantined.

The Houston Police Department is dealing with a huge spike in officers quarantined after exposure to COVID-19.

On May 1, HPD had 41 officers in quarantine. A month later on June 1, there were 54. The number increased to 207 officers by Monday. Of those, 178 tested positive. Chief Art Acevedo said none are seriously ill and their absence is not affecting police response, at least not yet.

The increase comes just weeks after large police reform protests in Houston, while COVID-19 cases skyrocketed across the state simultaneously. Acevedo suggests re-opening has more to do with the HPD coronavirus spike than protest exposure.

“We opened up the state very quickly, especially bars and, you know, I can’t control what people do off duty,” Acevedo said. “Then we had the protests. I would venture to guess… the protests went on all over the country and in most cities they haven’t seen the uptick that we’ve seen here.”

The Houston Police Officer’s Union doesn’t share the chief’s optimism.

“We saw a huge spike in cases right after the protest,” HPOU President Joe Gamaldi told ABC13. “We absolutely support the right to peacefully protest, but going into large crowds is not following the best medical advice. I just don’t believe reasonable people think this wasn’t caused by the protests and certainly that’s not what our officers believe.”

Gamaldi said officers who need worker’s compensation care are receiving it and officers are getting the assistance from HPD they require.

Acevedo hears the concerns about his own exposure to the virus. He was seen frequently during the protests without a mask in the midst of massive crowds.

(Read more at KTRK)

The Democrat election narrative requires fear

The past four months of Media reports and Democrat sound bites have been light on facts and heavy on fear

From the day in January when President Trump stopped travel from China (and had Democrats calling him “xenophobe,” “racist,” and “hate monger” for closing our borders to coronavirus), the word from both the Democrats and the press has been one of fear.

Of course, greater minds than mine have recognized this manipulation of the American psyche through raw fear. However, you have to admit that Democrats have become masters of manipulating their voting populace through fear, whether it comes from fear of a moderate candidate that would be abandoned by the young vote or fear of another term for President Trump, they have it down.


Two more things to know about Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo wants authority to issue 2nd stay-at-home order

Houston ABC affiliate KTRK reports that Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has started to seek the authority to issue another stay-at-home order.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo is fighting for the authority to issue another stay-at-home order after local officials lifted the previous one, trusting people would take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“We need folks to stay home. We need folks to be part of this effort and work together as a community for the sake of our health, our economy, and all our neighbors,” said Hidalgo.

Ultimately, Gov. Greg Abbott has the final say on if she can do that.

“We have to be patient and have a more sustainable reopening, so that we can have more economic opportunity over the long haul instead of having this situation where we’re bouncing between open and closed, which ultimately leads to lost confidence in the economy,” said Hidalgo.

Harris County sent a public safety alert on Friday to people’s phones to announce that the county was elevated to a level one threat.

“We did issue an alert today because we want to make sure every resident in this county knows that we are now in red alert, the highest threat level for COVID-19 in this community, and we don’t want anybody to miss that,” said Hidalgo. “We need every single person on board with this effort.”

Abbott announced Friday that bars had to close, restaurants needed to reduce to 50 percent capacity, gatherings of 100 people or more would need special permission and rafting and tubing businesses had to close.

He later said he regretted allowing bars to reopen.

(Read more drivel about how the press blames bars — instead of 60K protesting — for the COVID-19 resurgence at KTRK)

In a fitting turn of events, Lina Hidalgo has been self-quarantining due to possible exposure during the Floyd George riots

As reported by Houston NBC affiliate KPRC, Lina Hidalgo announced that she is self-quarantining.

However, if she really were “of the people,” then she would go without pay for the multiple weeks it takes to get two negative COVID-19 test results. Additionally, she would rely on friends (or deliveries she cannot afford) for her food — while she remains a pariah, locked behind doors.

In light of the Coronavirus panic, pray Psalm 91

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Feeling trapped? Feeling sick of circumstances? Pray to the One who can deliver

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord , “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day; Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not approach you. You will only look on with your eyes And see the recompense of the wicked. For you have made the Lord , my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent. For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, That you do not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and cobra, The young lion and the serpent you will trample down. “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With a long life I will satisfy him And let him see My salvation.”
(Psalms 91:1‭-‬16 NASB)

Police react to bad liberal actions and policies

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How many Atlanta cops called in with “Blue Flu” after Devin Brosnan was charged

Townhall reports on the common-sense moves by Atlanta police in protest after police officer Devin Brosnan was charged.

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District Attorney Paul Howard

On the day that Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, a Democrat, announced a felony murder charge against former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe and charges against officer Devin Brosnan for the shooting of Rayshard Brooks, a large number of Atlanta cops reportedly called out sick. Police departments in the surrounding area refused requests to supplement Atlanta police unless there was an event where a police officer required emergency assistance. The mayor has since admitted that morale “is down ten-fold” among her officers.

While Atlanta cops were calling out sick en masse, officials downplayed the reports.

Atlanta Sergeant John Chafee told CBS News that “suggestions that multiple officers from each zone had walked off the job were inaccurate.” Chafee did say that eight officers resigned, five were dismissed, and three retired, sometime between June 1 and June 17. Chafee did not tell CBS News how many officers had called out since charges were announced in the Brooks shooting. But Channel 2 Actions News now knows the answer.

Around 170 officers called out sick with what’s being dubbed the “Blue Flu” in the hours and days immediately following the charges. Most of the “sick” officers worked in the downtown area where protests have taken place. On Friday, two days after the charges were announced, 90 officers called out sick, and half of those officers work in Zone 5, the zone encompassing the protests.

“The city’s response, I recall early on, seems like they downplayed those numbers. The public should know that’s a significant amount of police officers who did not come to work during that time period,” retired Atlanta police Detective Vince Velasquez told Channel 2 Action News.

“Some officers have flatly told me that they’re afraid to go to work and to answer a call and commit to a process and feel like they’re doing the right thing, feel like they’re doing their jobs, and then face not just disciplinary action, but prosecution,” Velasquez said. “This is a unique case because some of the charges that were brought up with these officers were policy violations that were turned into oath-of-office crimes that were alleged by the DA, and some of these things are completely foreign to all of us.”

(Read more at Townhall)

I don’t blame the police for looking out for themselves

When a self-interested Democrat politician (or Republican, for that matter) comes after police, I expect police to react the same way they must when a thug grabs a gun. At these times, police must act in self defense. Of course, in this case, this does not entail shooting the lying politician, but it does involve getting out of the line of that politician’s fire.

Therefore, even as crime rises due to bad Democrat “bail reform” policies, police should make themselves scarce.

272 New York City Police officers retire in wake of George Floyd protests

Lifezette reports that 272 New York Police Department officers have sought retirement in the wake of the George Floyd protests.

Anti-police sentiments have been at an all-time high in recent weeks in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota last month.

Now, it’s been revealed that officers in the NYPD have been retiring in droves since his passing.

The New York Post reported that since Floyd died on May 25, the NYPD has said that 272 uniformed cops have put in retirement papers.

The department added that this is a 49 percent increase from the 183 officers who filed during the same period last year.

A source inside the NYPD explained that these mass retirements could signal a coming crisis for the 36,000-member department, which has also been hit with a $1 billion budget reduction after Floyd’s death as calls to “defund the police” have grown.

“We are worried about a surge in attrition reducing our headcount beyond what we can sustain without new recruits, and are afraid the City Council has not taken the surge into account,” the source said.

Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch spoke out to say that officers are “at their breaking point, whether they have 20 years on the job or only two. We are all asking the same question: ‘How can we keep doing our job in this environment?’ And that is exactly what the anti-cop crowd wants. If we have no cops because no one wants to be a cop, they will have achieved their ultimate goal.”

Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, agreed by saying that an “exodus” from the NYPD has already started, adding that close to 80 of his members have recently filed for retirement, and that morale among cops is “at the lowest levels I’ve seen in 38 years.”

“People have had enough and no longer feel it’s worth risking their personal well-being for a thankless position,” Mullins said. “There is no leadership, no direction, no training for new policies,” he said.

“Department brass is paralyzed (and) too afraid to uphold their sworn oath in fear of losing their jobs. Sadly, the people of this city will soon experience what New York City was like in the 1980s.”

Many NYPD officers reportedly see themselves as collateral damage in the chaos that has ensued since Floyd was killed.

“It’s an all-out war on cops and we have no support,” said one veteran Brooklyn police officer, who is retiring next month. “I wanted to wait for my 30th anniversary in October, but the handwriting is on the wall.”

This serves as a reminder that police officers all over the country need our support now more than ever. The men and women in blue deserve better than what they are getting.

(Read more at Lifezette)

I have seen the New York Times and New York Post essays where police had libs shouting and spitting in their faces

Police should not have to put up with civilians shouting and spitting in their faces, but (as of recently) there are photographs showing that police have endured just that sort of treatment. For that, I fully support the police as they “get out of Dodge” and let the liberals stew in a lawless mess.

NYPD sees 49 percent spike in officers filing for retirement amid George Floyd unrest

Fox News corroborates other reports by showing that NYPD has seen a 49% spike in filing for retirement.

A wave of NYPD officers has filed for retirement in the weeks following George Floyd’s death on May 25, refocusing attention on police morale amid widespread protests and calls to defund law enforcement.

The NYPD told Fox News on Saturday that 272 officers have filed for retirement between Floyd’s death and June 23. That represents a 49 percent increase over the same period in 2019.

Resignations and actual retirements have remained relatively stable with 135 retirements in 2020 and 131 during the same time last year. According to the department, that’s because the recent spate of filings hasn’t been processed yet. The department saw 35 resignations in 2019 compared to 36 so far in 2020.

Hundreds of police officers have reportedly been injured as protests, at times violent, rocked the nation. That included hundreds from the NYPD as the city weighed cutting its budget and transferring funds to other programs in the city.

Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch told the New York Post that officers were at their “breaking point.”

“We are all asking the same question: ‘How can we keep doing our job in this environment?’” he said. “And that is exactly what the anti-cop crowd wants. If we have no cops because no one wants to be a cop, they will have achieved their ultimate goal.”

On Thursday, the Post reported that a Bronx precinct commander decided to quit over the NYPD’s handling of police reform. Deputy Inspector Richard Brea reportedly took issue with the department’s decision to disband its anti-crime unit.

Amid growing unrest, politicians have proposed a variety of reforms at the federal and local levels. Departments across the country have also seen a slew of firings related to controversial police encounters.

Former Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe was fired quickly after he shot and killed 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks in what some have defended as a justified use of force. After the city charged Rolfe with murder, a wave of the city’s police officers called out of work.

Those calling for reform have generally argued that the justice system is plagued by systemic racism and needs sweeping change to protect African-Americans from brutality.

On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a large police reform proposal, which was described by its sponsor as a “victory” against police brutality.

(Read more at Fox News)

If you read widely, you can see that it is not usually the inner-city citizen who calls for defunding the police

Most of truthful articles and unedited tweets that I see of Black Lives Matter show White women screaming and marching. A few of the articles I have read by Blacks (which, of course, I cannot find now) detail how they worry for the safety of their neighborhoods each day that the riots creep closer and more police catch the “Blue Flu.”

Therefore, I am not seeing a real movement here. This seems to be a completely forced socialist movement advocating for the end of nuclear family.

An updated list of misdirected damage to abolitionist, Black hero, and irrelevant statues caught up by Antifa and BLM

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An updated list of damaged and destroyed monuments for abolitionist, Black heroes, and figures who had nothing to do with expressed racism

It seems that Black Lives Matter is only about erasing

Remember that it was Black Lives Matter that defaced or destroyed monuments for:

Honoree Name & Link to BLM destruction Information about the Honoree
Abraham Lincoln
Was the President who ran against slavery, directed the Union during the Civil War, and signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
William McKinley
Never owned slaves. Was the 25th president of the U.S. (from 1897 until his assassination in 1901). Led America to victory in the Spanish-American War.
Hans Christian Heg
Was an abolitionist and a news reporter who swayed people against slavery. Was born in Norway and joined the Union army. Led an anti-slave-catcher militia.
John Brown
Was an abolitionist and advocated the use of armed insurrection to overthrow slavery. Raided the Confederacy.
Matthias Baldwin
Was an abolitionist and a philanthropist. Began working in his teens as a printer. Became an inventor and machinist, specializing in steam locomotives.
Junipero Serra
Founded a mission in Baja California and the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California.
Francis Scott Key
Wrote the poem that became the words for our national anthem.
Theodore Roosevelt
Never owned a slave. Was the 26th President of the U.S.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Never owned a slave. Was a Grammy-winning blues guitarist of the 1990’s.
William Jackson Palmer
Never owned a slave. Although a Quaker (who normally claim conscientious-objector status), he fought for the Union because he hated slavery so much. After the war, contributed hundreds of thousands to Black colleges.
Shaw Memorial
This was a memorial to a regiment of Black soldiers.
Revolutionary War Unknown Soldier
This was a memorial to the unknown soldier.
Ulysses S. Grant
Inherited one slave who was freed upon his death. Served in the army that defeated the South and delivered the Emancipation Proclamation. Served as the 18th President of the U.S.

Liberals institute bad policy in place of a bad policeman

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Out with the police … in with ‘Sharia patrols’?

OneNewsNow commented in a 26 June 2020 article on the dual trends of defunding the police and establishing sharia patrols in Minneapolis.

A Messianic Jewish leader is warning that if left unchecked, an evil alliance in Minnesota could result in complete devastation of the Twin Cities.

In the wake of the May 25th death of George Floyd while being arrested in Minneapolis, there have been calls to completely disband the Minneapolis Police Department. In fact, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously today approving a radical proposal to change the city charter to allow dismantling of the city’s police department.

“Doing so would first require amending the city charter,” AP reports. “Draft language of the amendment posted online would replace the department with a Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention, ‘which will have responsibility for public safety services prioritizing a holistic, public health-oriented approach.’

“The amendment goes on to say the director of the new agency would have ‘non-law-enforcement experience in community safety services, including but not limited to public health and/or restorative justice approaches.’ It also provides for a division of licensed peace officers, who would answer to the department’s director.”

Jan Markell is founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, which is based in Minneapolis. During an appearance on American Family Radio Thursday, Markell said the area’s roughly 200,000 Somali refugees in the area have their own idea of what will replace the police.

“And that would Muslim patrols. You could call them Sharia patrols,” she stated. “They have this in Europe. It doesn’t work, of course, but nonetheless this is what they’ve implemented in parts of Europe.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

Not too long ago, I blogged about Sharia courts in Texas

Likewise, I have blogged about the possibility of Sharia in the U.S.; however, from what I have heard of Sharia (from the Muslim translation Reliance of the Traveller) (a resource I first discovered through Cornerstone Baptist Church), Sharia will be a hard sell in America.

Unless the Democrats pull something that makes most voter fraud look like kindergarten antics, America will not submit to this Sharia.

After voting to abolish cops, Minneapolis City Council members hire private security

Townhall comments on both the Minneapolis City Council moves to abolish the police department and their hiring of private security for themselves.

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Minneapolis City Council

The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to defund and dismantle the city’s police department. Instead of having armed police officers responding to violent criminals, the new plan, which is still in the works, will reportedly task social workers, or some other type of liberal arts major, with keeping the streets safe in Minneapolis.

But FOX 9 News learned the city is now spending $4,500 a day on private security for three city council members following the death of George Floyd. A city spokesperson told FOX 9 that security details have already cost the city $63,000 over the past three weeks.

The Minneapolis city council is comprised of 12 Democratic-Farmer-Labor members and one Green Party of Minneapolis member. The three members provided private security are Andrea Jenkins, Phillipe Cunnigham, and Alondra Cano, all outspoken supporters of defunding the police. So these leftists hire muscle to protect themselves but abolish cops who protect everyone else. Something tells me the private security guards don’t have graduate degrees in social work.

“I don’t feel comfortable publicly discussing the death threats against me or the level of security I currently have protecting me from those threats,” said Councilmember Cunningham in a text message to FOX 9, adding the private security was only temporary.

I bet he doesn’t feel comfortable discussing it.

“My concern is the large number of white nationalist(s) in our city and other threatening communications I’ve been receiving,” wrote Councilmembers Jenkins in an email to FOX 9.

(Read more at Townhall)

Considering the ways that Kim Ogg has betrayed Harris County, Texas as its District Attorney, Minneapolis does not surprise me

Kim Ogg has become adept at releasing felons and releasing liberal protesters. Therefore, it does not surprise me that Democrats would do things to endanger the community (or simultaneously enrich themselves).

Mexico as a source of the second wave

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An influx from highly-infected Mexico fuels the “Second Wave”

The Federation for American Immigration Reform has published a report pointing to an influx of human trafficking from COVID-19 infected countries.

Texas is said to be experiencing a second wave of coronavirus infections, and reporters are looking everywhere for clues to the cause – everywhere except south of the border.

COVID cases are rising again in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Border communities in the Rio Grande Valley are also seeing increases. One health official called the trend line “absolutely apocalyptic.”

Media coverage zeroed in on the state’s gradual return to business as usual, speculating that re-opened hair salons and gyms are driving up caseloads. Certainly a resumption of public gatherings – with and without masks – has increased chances for spreading the virus.

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Coronavirus cases in Mexico are soaring

But while politicians admonished citizens to mask up and complained of “stress on the healthcare system,” not a word was uttered about the ongoing influx of migrants from Mexico and Central America, where COVID cases are now soaring. The border represents an additional risk that should not be ignored, along with the inherent risks associated with reopening many businesses and people who fail to take proper precautions against contracting or spreading the virus.

Sharing 2,000 miles of border with Mexico, Texas is a prime destination. Even with the Trump administration’s ban on “non-essential” travel across the border, 2,766,122 legal crossings were tallied at three Texas ports of entry in March (the latest month for which data were available). Unknown numbers of illegal aliens continue to enter via other routes.

The White House is just now exploring the possibility that travel from Mexico may be contributing to the new wave of coronavirus infections. (Somewhat disingenuously, the liberal Migration Policy Institute tweaked the administration for imposing “mobility limitations not on grounds of health risk, but to protect jobs.”)

“My strong suspicion is that sick Mexican citizens (and maybe Central Americans and migrants of other nationalities) are illegally entering the United States to use American hospitals because their governments have failed them,” Todd Bensman, of the Center of Immigration Studies, wrote this month. Implicit in Bensman’s observation is that taxpayers in these border regions are left with the bills.

Bensman’s theory remains theoretical because neither the news media nor healthcare providers report COVID patients’ immigration status. The media’s failure to pursue relevant lines of inquiry merely raises more doubts.

“American voters and citizens can and should argue that human decency and Hippocratic oaths require that America care for illegally present non-citizens who need help,” Bensman states. “But American voters also should have a chance to counter that Mexico should be entirely responsible for the consequential fallout from its policy choices and that its government expand facilities for its own sick citizens.”

(Read more at FAIR)

Thank God for 200 miles completed of southern border wall

With a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show for letting his listening audience know about this, I ran across this article the same morning that Chris mentioned it.

It only stands to reason that a once-porous border on our Southern side would present problems when COVID-19 has hit record levels south of the border.

Thank heavens that 200 miles of the border wall have been completed, making it that much more difficult to enter the U.S. through the Southern border illegally.

Mexico Continues to Break Daily Coronavirus Death Record

Breitbart reports that Mexico continues to break its daily coronavirus death record as of 4 June 2020.

coronavirus-mexico-1-day.Despite starting a gradual return to normal activities this week, Mexico recorded the most Coronavirus fatalities in one day. Mexico ranks seventh in the world for deaths and fourteenth for cases.

During their daily news conference, Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez Gatell and his staff revealed that Mexico currently has 101,238 confirmed cases and another 44,869 undergoing testing. The nation has recorded 11,729 fatalities tied to the virus.

The government figures show that Mexico recorded 1,092 fatalities in one day, the most to date. Mexico also recorded the most new daily cases with 3,912.

Mexico still ranks high globally despite admitting to undercounts. The nation has only conducted a total of 303,461 tests.

(Read more at Breitbart)

With this in mind, what is Lina Hidalgo doing to stop the spread from highly-infected Mexico?

Does Lina Hidalgo stop the gathering of day laborers at street corners? Does she require social distancing among those groups? The answers to these questions are: “No” and “no.”

However, does she mandate that all people in Harris county wear masks and, if they don’t, she will fine businesses where those maskless people shop? The answer is yes. Of course, Democrats want to kill business.

Lina Hidalgo did everything she could to release prisoners from the Harris county jail. Likewise, Kim Ogg has worked to release over 344 felons. Additionally, she released 800 protesters (including who knows how many of whom had broken windows at stores downtown). So, it seems that all of these Democrats have given George Soros his dollars worth by promoting his anti-America agenda.

Even the New York Times recognizes the threat of Mexico and the coronavirus

Coronavirus jumps the border, overwhelming hospitals in California

The New York Times reports on California hospitals being overwhelmed by Mexican patients coming over the border for treatment.

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Healthcare worker and security guard in triage area.

For 32 years, Judy Cruz has cared for patients who showed up in the emergency room in the arid, agrarian valley that straddles Mexico along the California border.

There have been bad flu seasons that caused hospitalizations to spike; weekends when off-road vehicle collisions in the desert resulted in traumatic injuries and scorching summer days when overheated farm workers required intensive resuscitation. Among the patients was always a smattering of Americans who lived across the border.

“We are a teeny tiny hospital but have always been able to manage, calling in staff on their days off or transferring one or two patients out a day to bigger facilities,” said Ms. Cruz, director of the emergency department of the El Centro Regional Medical Center. “We’d get a surge for 24 or 48 hours that required all hands on the deck.”

Then came the coronavirus.

The hospital, which has a 20-bed intensive-care unit, has been overwhelmed with ailing residents of the Imperial Valley, as well as Americans and U.S. green card holders fleeing overcrowded clinics and hospitals in Mexicali, a city of 1.1 million on the other side of the border.

To alleviate the pressure, hospitals in nearby San Diego and Riverside counties began accepting transfers in April. But the intensifying crisis prompted California last week to activate an extraordinary response, enlisting hospitals as far north as Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Sacramento to accept patients from this remote southeastern corner of the state.

Last week, a patient was being transferred from the hospital in El Centro every two to three hours, compared to 17 in an entire month before the Covid-19 pandemic, Ms. Cruz said on a recent morning as a helicopter prepared to airlift a patient and five ambulances dropped off patients near a trio of tents erected outside the hospital to triage new arrivals.

The swelling numbers of Covid-19 patients entering the United States from Mexico comes as many parts of California have pushed down their infection rates, enabling many counties to lift stay-at-home restrictions and reopen businesses.

“We worked hard to flatten the curve in California,” said Carmela Coyle, president of the California Hospital Association, who issued an appeal to hospital systems across the state for help. “Now we have a surge in the Imperial Valley because the situation is so severe in Mexicali.”

Other parts of the border, including San Diego County, also have been scrambling with a wave of patients from Baja California, the state adjacent to California. Border towns in Arizona are experiencing an increase in infections that health officials believe is tied to people coming in from Sonora state.

“Our E.R. is used to receiving patients from Mexico for things like complications from bariatric surgery and plastic surgery, and alternative cancer care, but this pandemic has brought a whole different dynamic,” said Juan Tovar, physician operations executive at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, across the border from Tijuana, which has been hard hit by the pandemic.

“We’re seeing Covid patients arrive at our E.R. who are very ill, whose disease has progressed to an advanced stage because care wasn’t readily available in Baja California,” he said.

The border influx is likely the reason that Chula Vista has more cases per capita than San Diego, a city five times larger.

Chris Van Gorder, the president of Scripps Health, a nonprofit health system in San Diego, reported that nearly half of virus patients who checked into the Chula Vista hospital between May 24 and May 30 had recently been in Mexico. That share rose to 60 percent between May 31 and June 2.

(Read more at the New York Times)

So will Lina Hidalgo blockade Mexico?

Will common sense reign and will Democrats work together with Republicans to stop a health crisis from migrating up from Mexico? My bet is that the Democrats do not care about the health of the nation to the degree that they care about socialism and their advocacy groups.

Harris County District Attorney tries to force attorneys to attend her registration drive

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Harris County District Attorney tries to force attorneys to attend her registration drive

Assistant District Attorney Cheryl Williamson Chapell resigns in protest of Ogg’s dishonesty

The Houston Chronicle reports that Kim Ogg has been accused of threatening employees to attend an event. Furthermore, we find that one attorney has resigned over this improper action by Kim Ogg.

OggAtLecternHarris County District Attorney Kim Ogg this week encouraged her prosecutors to attend a voter registration drive, where she would be present, in order for them to boost their standing in performance evaluations, according to an office-wide email circulating on Twitter.

Ogg, who is running for re-election as the Democratic candidate for district attorney, denied any ethical wrongdoing, and another prosecutor since said that the correspondence was a draft that contained incorrect information and was meant to be sent from his account. But the email has already contributed to one resignation from an assistant district attorney, who cited several examples of what she called Ogg’s “paranoia” and efforts to bolster her political status.

“Your repeated misuse of county resources and inaction in response to extraordinary worldwide crises demonstrates a lack of professionalism and leadership, and shows what is truly important to you,” Assistant District Attorney Cheryl Williamson Chapell wrote, according to a letter obtained by a reporter from the nonprofit news organization the Marshall Project. “Indeed, you seem to have emboldened dishonesty. I simply cannot work for you any longer.”

Ogg’s email, addressed on Tuesday to all assistant district attorneys, notified her prosecutors of a Ministers Coalition of Harris County voter registration drive and food giveaway on June 27. She would be speaking at the event and was looking for volunteers to help, the email read.

“Part of every employee’s performance evaluation includes a grade for personal development,” she continued. “This includes community activities and volunteering for projects like this.”

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Harris County Assistant DA Mark Goldberg

The prosecutors received a follow-up email Wednesday from Assistant District Attorney Mark Goldberg — a former city councilman who has become one of Ogg’s trusted employees — who said that Ogg’s email should have been sent under his name.

“What you actually got was a draft form with some misinformation that was inadvertently distributed in that form, and I apologize for any confusion,” he wrote in the email, which was also obtained by the Marshall Project.

Dane Schiller, Ogg’s spokesman, denied that his boss ever made a threat against her employees. Ogg was never scheduled to speak at the event, and volunteering became a part of evaluations at the request of an employee-led committee, he said.

Even if Ogg had sent the email personally, Schiller said, “At the end of the day, all you have is her asking her employees to consider volunteering in this poor, underserved neighborhood.”

Williamson Chapell then sent her email to Ogg and copied the staff on it, tendering her voluntary resignation.

In the letter, Williamson Chapell referenced an investigation Ogg initiated in March as to who might have leaked an internal document, actions that Texas Monthly reported. An investigator came to Williamson Chapell’s home to confiscate her work-issued laptop and cellphone, she said.

The prosecutor said she just received the email but denied distributing it, and declined to turn over her personal cell phone. When she did so, Ogg “all but threatened to terminate my employment,” she wrote.

She also accused Ogg of taking advantage of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis as a way to advance her political stature, and said her boss “implicitly threatened” them into attending the voter registration drive.

Schiller declined to comment on that letter.

Defense attorney Murray Newman, who catalogues courthouse happenings on his blog and tweeted the original email sent from Ogg’s account, questioned why Ogg would be asking her prosecutors to come to a volunteer event when they are largely instructed not to come to the courthouse.

“Ethically, it’s kind of a no-brainer,” he said.

(Read the comments by Ogg’s opponent, Mary Nan Huffman, at the Houston Chronicle)

While I doubt that this hit the front page or snuck above the fold, at least it was published in the Houston Chronicle

Pictures of the resignation letter would probably have hit the front page (had this been a Republican DA); however, at least the story was published. Links to the letter were made available (assuming that the user does have a current login to Twitter).

And one stock photo of Kim Ogg standing behind a lectern was provided by the Houston Chronicle.

At least this time the Houston Comical Chronicle did not leave it to Texas Monthly to report embarrassing news for Harris County’s top law enforcement official. Considering that Kim Ogg has a pedigree as a George Soros funded liberal who has subverted justice and released murdering criminals, I guess that we should be glad that this got released at all.

I guess we cannot expect much more.

According to these guys, good has become evil

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Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20 NASB)

Time to defund the United Nations

UN shares Antifa flag and tells U.S. Antifa has a right to ‘Freedom of Expression’ and ‘Peaceful Assembly’

Breitbart reports on the United Nations most current sermon to America. Never mind that the majority of the nations in the United Nations are dictatorships.

UNUnited Nations “experts” slammed President Donald Trump’s call to label Antifa as a terrorist organisation, claiming it will undermine Antifa’s right of “peaceful assembly” — despite many instances of violence by the far-left anarcho-communist group.

On Friday, the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) posted the flag of Antifa on their official Twitter account, saying that a group of  human rights “experts” at the globalist organisation had expressed “profound concern over a recent statement by the U.S. Attorney-General describing Antifa and other anti-fascist activists as domestic terrorists, saying it undermines the rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly in the country.”

One expert cited in the statement from the United Nations was Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, who also works as the Board Chair of the Open Society Foundations Women Program — OSF being the plaything of left-liberal billionaire activist George Soros.

“International human rights law protects the right to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly,” said Ní Aoláin, adding that it was “regrettable that the United States has chosen to respond to the protests in a manner that undermines these fundamental rights.”

The support from the UN for the far-left group came in response to U.S. Attorney-General William Barr’s statement that violence committed by Antifa “is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly”.

Though there has been no legal action taken since President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will designate the group as a terrorist organisation, Ní Aoláin said that “the loose use of terrorism rhetoric undermines legitimate protests and dampens freedom of expression in the United States, which has been a hallmark of U.S. constitutional values, and a beacon far beyond its shores”.

The United Nations’ criticism of the Trump Administration’s rhetoric on Antifa sparked widespread ridicule, with many calling for the U.S. to defund the international body — mimicking the leftist movement to defund the police.

(Read more at Breitbart)

The problem is that there is not much “peaceful assembly” going on with Antifa, if the United Nations has not noticed

As I have reviewed videos and read articles on the unrest in Minneapolis, Seattle, New York, Chicago, Houston, and other cities — I have not seen too much “peaceful assembly.”

Even when Harris County’s own flower-power DA Kim Ogg — who excels in releasing felons so that they can murder and murder again and who excelled further in releasing 800 “protesters” (including both those who walked into freeways and others who broke downtown windows) — has not avoided releasing the violent offenders.

Therefore, there are no “peaceful assemblers” here.

 

Behind the Blue teddy bear maker gets death threats

Teen who provides teddy bears to families of fallen heroes gets threats

Law Enforcement Today informs us that a young lady who has provided teddy bears to children of families who have experienced the loss of an officer/family member.

teen-thin-blue-line-bearsShe’s just a kid trying to help make peoples’ lives a little easier. A little less painful. And now she’s under attack for it – and her family is facing death threats.

You’ve probably heard of Megan.  Her non-profit is called Blue Line Bears.  She, with the help of her family, takes the uniforms of fallen police officers and turns them into teddy bears for the surviving family members.

In an episode of Behind the Uniforms from season one, she shared the story of how she started her non-profit to help them.

Meg is the daughter of a cop.  As such, she understands what families of law enforcement go through. In addressing why she started her company, she started with this:

“There is so much negativity aimed at police in general.”  

Sadly, the recent high school graduate is coming face to face with just how vile and depraved some people can be in their hatred for EVERY cop and ALL those who love and support them.

Recently, she posted supportive statements on her personal social media page, only to have people, many of whom she considered friends, lash out at her and her family and then block her.

The post that led to all of the horrific comments, which included things too vile to print, but wished death on her dad and other officers:

“It’s a sad day in our house, and I know many of you would understand and relate.

How do we explain to our sweet, passionate, empathetic, amazing daughter why so many people around the world hate her dad (and so many of the officers that she has met around the country) simply because of the uniform he wears?

“He’s never done any of the things he’s accused of by association. She knows that he, and the overwhelming majority, does his job with passion and integrity. She is so worried and we have no answers for her. It’s a sad day.” 

One woman commented:

“Very white of y’all to pose for a sympathy photo so you can get likes on FB. Yikes. ACAB (All Cops Are B******s).”

She felt compelled to follow that now-deleted post with this comment:

“Saying I am heartbroken is an understatement. 3 and a half years ago when I started Blue Line Bears tensions were high in the United States and police officers were under attack. I received hate comment after hate comment, most along the lines of ‘I hope your dad is the next Officer you make a bear for.’

(Read more at Law Enforcement Today)

Do you get the idea that Black Lives Matter is a lie and they are about destroying, hating, and stealing?

Do you get the idea that Black Lives Matter is just a group of angry people? Do you get the idea that maybe they just hate people they don’t look like? Do you get the idea that they are a group organized for the betterment of looters of all races?

Surely they aren’t Americans with socialist ideals. Surely socialists cannot hate America that much, can they?

Black Lives Matter declares war on Jesus

Shawn King says “White Jesus” must be taken down

With a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show, Breitbart quotes Black Lives Matter mouthpiece Shawn King in his claim that White depictions of Jesus promote White Supremacy and must be taken down.


shaun-king-not-blackDespite being humiliatingly excommunicated from the Black Lives Matter movement, activist Shaun King is doggedly continuing his progressive journalism, with a recent piece claiming that the festivities of Christmas and Easter are used as “tools of white supremacy.”

In an article for New York Daily News, King describes any attempts to depict Jesus as anything other than “the look of a Syrian refugee” as “nefarious.” “A white, Eurocentric Jesus may be convenient for millions,” continues King,  “but he is a lie designed to maintain the very systems of government and religious oppression that the biblical Jesus actually spoke out against.”

King is clearly not feeling the Christmas cheer. “Side by side with Easter” writes King, “It’s also the time when we’re most likely to see depictions of Jesus used as tools of white supremacy.”

King, who is still surrounded by questions regarding his true race as a result of investigations carried out by Breitbart, and who is still known to charge $7500 for speeches about race and gender, wrote that when Jesus is portrayed as a “Scandinavian sailor,” rather than a “Syrian refugee,” it’s in order to advance the “Anglo-Saxon, white supremacist agenda.”

The piece continues with a description of the historical Jesus, claiming that he looked more like “Alan Kurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian refugee whose body washed ashore and became a symbol of the migrant crisis, than a blond-haired boy.”

He concludes the piece by with a typical appeal to victimhood. “I have a hunch that the truly ethnic Jesus would have a pretty hard time around here nowadays,” King writes.

King’s attempt to racialize a figure of unity for billions is typical of Black Lives Matter. King takes the opposite approach of another King, Martin Luther King Jr, who encouraged us to see past race rather than shoehorn it into every facet of culture.

(Read more at Breitbart)

First off, there are no photographs of the real Jesus. We don’t know what he looked like.

However, we do know that the local people called him “the son of the carpenter.” Chances are that he looked like the standard dark, Middle-Eastern Jew. Chances are that he was not in the least bit White (like the Italian models who sat for the portraits by the masters of art).

Second, though, Jesus did say

“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. (John 15:18‭-‬20 NASB)

Proof that even “mistakes” seem to just support Democrats

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Republican primary ballots mailed out listing only Democrat candidates

According to NJ Advance Media, ballots were mailed out in Bernardsville, New Jersey that listed all Democrat candidates on the Republican primary ballot.

DemocratsOnRepublicanBallotKaren Gardner was perplexed when she received her mail-in primary ballot. As a life-long Republican voter and chairwoman of the Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee, Gardner wasn’t expecting to find a list of Democrats inside the envelope.

“The slate of candidates was all Democrat from Joe Biden down to dogcatcher, but on the upper right it clearly stated it was a Republican ballot and it had my name and correct information on the return envelope,” Gardner said.

Of the 2,400 registered Republicans in Bernardsville, 500 to 700 of them received erroneous mail-in ballots, listing the Democratic candidates instead of the Republicans.

Gardner brought the issue to the Somerset County Republican Organization on June 13. The organization’s chairman Al Gaburo notified the county clerk who promised to remedy the mistake.

The error originated with Reliance Graphics, Inc., the printing company which sent out Somerset County’s ballots. Normally, the county clerk’s office prepares the ballots themselves, but shopped the task to Reliance this year because of Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order that every voter receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the delayed July 7 primary election.

(Read more at NJ Advance Media)

If there were close races where one of the competitors was more well-financed, but less popular than the other, this might make a difference

Depending on the situation, this little mistake might be a game changer for a primary race or two. Whether it benefits the more liberal or the more conservative, I cannot tell for certain. However, with the influence of Google to the Left along with the influence of the media to the Left, I would suppose that any delay would be an advantage for the Left (even in Republican primaries).

Signs that the Socialists in Black Lives Matter went too far

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They lost their core support in the Congress

House Black Caucus chair breaks with Black Lives Matter

Lifezette comments on how the House Black Caucus Chair broke with Black Lives Matter.

In an interesting sign of the growing distance between the black radical racists of Black Lives Matter/the “defund the police” movement, and the Democrat black political establishment in DC, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) earlier this week expressed her distaste for the term “defund the police.” “I told some friends that’s probably one of the worst slogans ever,” said Bass in a Washington Post live broadcast.

Bass is also savvy enough to understand that the slogan and its message is political suicide not just with swing voters but with black urban voters who would suffer the most if police departments would lose funding to such a degree they could not fulfill their public safety functions in those sometimes crime-ridden areas.

“Police officers are the first ones to say they are law-enforcement officers, they’re not social workers,” said the Los Angeles member of Congress. “What we have done in our country is, we have not invested in health, social and economic problems in communities. We leave the police to pick up the pieces. In my city, for example, on any given night, we have over 40,000 people who are homeless. Why should the police be involved with that?”

Her words are a very tactically clever pivot from what she comprehends is a losing message. “If you’re talking about a substance-abuse issue, talking about intellectual challenges, why should police officers have to clean up society’s problems?” Bass further commented. She also said that one of the main points of the “defund” movement was that cities and states had “lopsided” priorities. “Why doesn’t a city deal with its social problems so not so much money would have to go to law enforcement?”

She mentioned that communities “do need police,” but divesting from the social safety net would leave law enforcement “in a very unfair position.” Bass noted that one of the main reasons law enforcement gets in “physical conflicts that have terrible results” is that they’re encountering people with mental illnesses they’re unequipped to handle.” That is a very good point.

Bass repeatedly has sought to differentiate between defunding police and reducing police budgets: “It was said that the mayor of Los Angeles defunded the police department. I just want to make a note that he absolutely did not defund the police department. He did reduce the budget and he shifted the funds to deal with some of the real issues that police officers always complain about.”

(Read more at Lifezette)

Hopefully, this will be the end of Black Lives Matter

The problem with this is that there is too much support from the socialist side of our nation.

However, if the Congressional Black Caucus decides to cut off the Black spigot to the Democrat voting machine, then Democrats may be in trouble for an election or so. If the Congressional Black Caucus did flex its muscles and show the Democrat party where the real votes were, they might start getting some bang for their buck (rather than the pie-in-the-sky, empty promises that they get now).

Maybe if they start effectively dealing, the Black community might get answers that help the common man (like school choice — something supported by a number of Black households). With this, Black individuals might be able to get out of war zones like Chicago (where, during the weekend ending on 21 June, there were 104 shot and 14 killed).

They have all shown themselves to be hypocrites

Like CHAZ / CHOP – CNN builds a wall

Townhall comments on how CNN built a wall to protect itself from peaceful protests.

CNN-WallTownhall’s Julio Rosas has been covering the leftwing chaos plaguing our cities. He’s currently in Atlanta, where he discovered the hypocrites at CNN have built a wall to protect their headquarters. Of course, CNN’s wall sucks compared to what we want down on the border. But we should never hear that “walls don’t work” or that “we need drones, sensors and AI instead.” When push comes to shove, CNN doesn’t even believe the garbage they air.

On May 29, one of those so-called “peaceful” protests sprang up outside CNN’s Atlanta headquarters. The rioters smashed windows, threw smoke grenades, destroyed the interior and shot bb pellets at journalists inside the building.

And CNN should stop promoting the “defund the police” movement on its network since the news outlet relied on the Atlanta Police Department to save its headquarters.

(Read more at Townhall)

If we could only break down the wall in their heads, then we could get somewhere

However, the forces at CNN have barricaded themselves against logic. Therefore, unless we can stoop to abandoning 3/4 of Aristotle’s formula for the delivery of messages (where we would keep only the emotional appeals and abandon the logic, ethics, and timing), I don’t think that we Conservatives can go there.

They lost sight of the fact that all BLM has is optics

They crushed the optics of the Aunt Jemima brand on a false narrative

Townhall quotes the grandson of Aunt Jemima regarding the decision of Quaker Oats decision to capitulate to cancel culture.

Earlier this week Quaker Oats, the parent company of Aunt Jemima, the iconic pancake brand, announced their intentions to rebrand. According to the company, “the brand has not progressed enough” to reflect their corporate values.

“As we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives, we also must take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect our values and meet our consumers’ expectations,”  Kristin Kroepfl, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Quaker Foods North America, said in a statement. “We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype. While work has been done over the years to update the brand in a manner intended to be appropriate and respectful, we realize those changes are not enough.”

But what most people don’t know is that “Aunt Jemima” is based on a real woman. Nancy Green was hired in 1893 to service pancakes at Chicago’s World’s Fair. Green wore an apron and headscarf while serving pancakes, which she did until her death in 1923.

Anna Short Harrington eventually replaced Green. And it was Harrington who Quaker Oats discovered as the iconic “Aunt Jemima” character. In fact, the company used her likeness on their products and even sent her around the country to make flapjacks for people, which launched her to stardom.

Larnell Evans Sr., Harrington’s great-grandson, told Patch about his family’s history:

Harrington was born on a South Carolina plantation where her family worked as sharecroppers. In 1927, a white family from New York “bought” Harrington to be their maid. She made a living as cook at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house in Syracuse and worked for wealthy white people, including Gov. Thomas E. Dewey. She was discovered by a Quaker Oats representative while serving up her pancakes, a favorite of local frat boys, at the New York State Fair in 1935.

And it’s because of this history that Harrington’s great-grandson takes issue with Quaker Oats doing away with the Aunt Jemima brand.

“This is an injustice for me and my family. This is part of my history, sir,” Evans explained. “The racism they talk about, using images from slavery, that comes from the other side — white people. This company profits off images of our slavery. And their answer is to erase my great-grandmother’s history. A black female. … It hurts.”

(Read more at Townhall)

It seems that Black Lives Matter is only about erasing

Remember that it was Black Lives Matter that defaced or destroyed monuments for:

Honoree Name & Link to BLM destruction Information about the Honoree
Junipero Serra
Founded a mission in Baja California and the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California.
Francis Scott Key
Wrote the poem that became the words for our national anthem.
Theodore Roosevelt
Never owned a slave. Was the 26th President of the U.S.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Never owned a slave. Was a Grammy-winning blues guitarist.
William Jackson Palmer
Never owned a slave. Although a Quaker (who normally claim conscientious-objector status), he fought for the Union because he hated slavery so much. After the war, contributed hundreds of thousands to Black colleges.
Shaw Memorial
This was a memorial to a regiment of Black soldiers.
Revolutionary War Unknown Soldier
This was a memorial to the unknown soldier.
Ulysses S. Grant
Inherited one slave who was freed upon his death. Served in the army that defeated the South and delivered the Emancipation Proclamation. Served as the 18th President of the U.S.

Even their allies realize tanking the economy will not win hearts

Maher: Millennials Risked Going Out for Protests, They Need to Do So for the Economy as Well

Breitbart quotes HBO host Bill Maher as he suggests that millennials get out for the economy.

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher stated that recent protests have shown “young people will risk going out for an important cause” and that they should do so for the cause of preventing an economic depression.

Maher congratulated the millennials who have volunteered for trials to help speed up a vaccine and said, “What a great way to fight that generation’s reputation for being safety-obsessed scaredy-cats. Same with the recent street protests, proving young people will risk going out for an important cause. And here’s another: stopping us from falling into a depression. You know, restaurants are open again, but too many are still afraid to go. We need someone to lead us back to a life not dominated by fear, and millennials, you have just the immune systems to do it. You know, the Greatest Generation wasn’t great before World War II. The war made them great. Because they rose to the challenge. This is your challenge. And I’m not asking you to storm the beaches of Normandy. Just storm the beaches, and the stores. … Be a hero just by living your best pre-corona life because you are the least likely to die from it. Can it get you? Of course, as so many other things that are still very unlikely can as well, I’m looking at you, texting while driving. So, wear the masks, do the precautions, but live.”

He further stated that young people who have health problems or spend a lot of time around the elderly shouldn’t go out.

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A lot of us older Americans were the ones who developed Facetime apps

A lot of us (and even older guys) were the ones who created the initial programs for online communication; therefore, many of us are very comfortable with distance communication with our kid or kids.

So, millennials will need to do what their parents and grandparents did: go out in pairs and make a life. Go to work. Do something to make a difference and get paid accordingly. And save a lot and spend only enough to keep your own world going.

And know that God loves you and wants your love.

Democrats’ answer to crime

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In Mayor de Blasio’s New York City, 103 arrests does not mean jail

Lifezette comments on de Blasio’s New York, where a man can get 103 arrests without being jailed.

de BlasioIn Marxist Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City, a career criminal with more than 100 arrests to his name can walk the streets freely even after he is arrested for cruelly shoving a 92-year-old woman into a Manhattan fire hydrant, thus leaving his victim too scared to walk alone in her own neighborhood.

Crime like this is rampant in Mayor de Blasio’s New York City. What does the mayor do about it? This.


That move by Hizzoner will not help that elderly lady who was assaulted. She is a Bronx native named Geraldine, who spoke to the press on Tuesday with the condition her last name be withheld for reasons of safety. The NYPD arrested convicted sex offender Rashid Brimmage, 31, charging him with the attack on Geraldine. Within hours he was back on the street. The serial offender has been arrested 103 times since 2005 for crimes and sex offenses. Brimmage was convicted of sexual misconduct in 2012, then arrested for two sex offenses in 2014. In May of that year, he was busted for exposing and fondling himself on an East Harlem street and most recently, he was arrested March 9 in Manhattan and hit with criminal possession of a controlled substance, assault and attempted assault charges.

At the time of the attack, Brimmage had three open criminal cases in the city, according to court records. He was given a desk appearance ticket for the bust and ordered to return to court at the end of July. The mayor’s latest proposal to stop this kind of crime? Reallocating funds to social services—one version of “defund the police.”

(Read more at Lifezette)

This rings a similar bell to that entoned by Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg

District Attorney OggKim Ogg, the District Attorney who excels in releasing felons so that they can murder and murder again and who excelled further in releasing 800 “protesters” (including both those who walked into freeways and others who broke downtown windows).

Seattle CHOP shooting leaves one dead and one injured

Townhall comments on the Seattle CHOP shooting that left one dead and another wounded.

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A picture of the location where a Black man was shot within CHOP.

A fatal shooting took place around 2:30 a.m. PST in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone. East Precinct officers responded to the call and attempted to locate the victim. According to the Seattle Police Department, “a violent crowd” kept officers from coming to the victims’ aid.

CHOP’s medics transported the two men that were shot Harborview Medical Center. When officers arrived at the hospital they were informed at one of the victims, a 19-year-old had succumbed to his injures. The other victim whose age is unknown is still at the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The suspect or suspects are still on the run but police have no description.

“Homicide detectives responded and are conducting a thorough investigation, despite the challenges presented by the circumstances,” the police department said in a press release.


(Read more at Townhall)

What? No riots against the socialist rule under Black Lives Matter

Maybe, as with the continual deaths in the Black neighborhoods of Chicago, Black (and Hispanic) lives really don’t matter to the socialists at Black Lives Matter. Oddly, it seems that a Black man has been killed in CHOP and nobody in Black Lives Matter are rioting, burning, or screaming.

Poll: 71% of Washington D.C. police are considering leaving

In the city that created Black Lives Matter Plaza just blocks from the White House, a poll finds 71% of Washington D.C. police are considering leaving the force, as reported by the Washington Examiner.

Nearly three-fourths of Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department said in a poll that they are considering leaving the force amid a police reform bill recently passed by the D.C. Council.

The proposal would require law enforcement body camera footage to be released to the public more quickly following a police-related shooting and would restrict when officers can use lethal force. It also would prohibit the department from purchasing military-style equipment from the federal government.

Local lawmakers stopped an attempt by one council member at large who proposed to limit the size of the force and cap it at 3,500 from its current size of 3,863. However, several hundred on the force revealed to the D.C. Police Union, which represents 3,600 Washington officers, detectives, and sergeants, that they are looking to leave anyway.

According to the survey of 600 local law enforcement members, of the 71% considering leaving, 25% may retire earlier than planned, 35% are seeking jobs at other law enforcement agencies, and 39% are considering leaving law enforcement altogether.

Additionally, 96% of those members polled said they believe crime will increase, and 88% said officer safety will plunge.

“The D.C. Police Union remains steadfastly committed to important discussions on police reform and is always willing to be on the cutting edge of responsible and professional policing, but the idea that our department has systemic racism which manifests itself in brutality and civil rights violations is preposterous,” the D.C. Police Union said in a statement, adding that the Metropolitan Police Department has been at the “forefront of police reform for 20 years.”

“This legislation will cause an exodus of our best police officers and make hiring and retaining qualified employees next to impossible,” the union added.

The survey also found that 98.7% of those polled agreed with D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham that D.C. Council members have “completely abandoned the police.”

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Considering that the Mayor of D.C. has followed every socialist trend, maybe it will be the next Seattle

Either D.C. or New York seem to have everything needed to be the next Seattle. Like Mayor Jenny of Seattle, de Blasio of New York and Bowser of D.C. have capitulated on multiple fronts.

Bowser created the Black Lives Matter Plaza just blocks off of the White House, changed names of streets, and has “Black Lives Matter” painted on streets.

Mayor de Blasio has spearheaded bail reform (although he admits that it has resulted in a drastic increase in violent crime), has plans to rename streets to “Black Lives Matter”, placed COVID-19 positive patients by the thousands in nursing homes (resulting in catastrophic deaths in those nursing homes), and wasted BILLIONS on pet projects while over-taxing the base.

However, I should not dump on New York and D.C. too much. It seems similar sentiments can be found in Atlanta, South Bend, Los Angeles, New York, Hallandale, FL, Atlanta, and Houston.

Minneapolis: 1 dead and 11 injured in one shooting. How is defunding the police working out?

Minneapolis Public Radio reports 1 dead and 11 wounded in a shooting.

Minneapolis_shootingOne man died and 11 other people were injured in a shooting early Sunday along Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood.

Minneapolis police reported they received 911 calls at 12:37 a.m. reporting several people shot on the 2900 block of Hennepin Avenue South, just north of Lake Street. It’s the commercial center of the Uptown neighborhood, lined with bars, restaurants and retailers.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that individuals on foot started shooting in the mid-2900 block of Hennepin Avenue South and proceeded north. People scattered and suspects fled,” police said in a news release issued shortly after 4 a.m.

The victims were transported to hospitals by ambulance and private vehicle. All are adults. The name of the man who died has not yet been released.

There were no suspects in custody of 4 a.m. Sunday. Further details on the circumstances of the shooting weren’t immediately available.

“We are in the infancy of this investigation, so at this point, we don’t know what truly led up to this shooting,” Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder told MPR News.

Elder said five detectives are investigating the incident, interviewing witnesses and gathering any surveillance video that may have captured the shooting.

Photographs posted to social media showed windows at the Landmark Uptown Theatre and another storefront shot out.

Screams were audible on a live video posted to Facebook that showed the aftermath at the scene. Small crowds of people gathered, with some crouched over victims lying on the pavement before police officers on bicycles showed up to attend to them.

There has been a rash of gun violence in Minneapolis in recent days. Police said at least seven other people were wounded by gunfire in the city in five incidents from Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning.

(Read this at Minneapolis Public Radio)

That’s not all, more has fallen on unprotected citizens

In an other story, seven other people from Minneapolis were shot outside a bar.

Additionally, eight people were shot and one stabbed within three hours in Minneapolis.

It really sounds like this “defund the police” idea has really gotten off on the wrong foot. So far, I have not read a single report mentioning a social worker saving the day.

Democrats reveal their intentions through their actions

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Democrats side with terrorists over the American people

Counterterrorism Expert Says ‘The Goal Of Antifa Is To Overthrow The Government’

The Daily Caller quotes Kyle Shideler, director and senior analyst for homeland security and counterterrorism at the Center for Security Policy in his assessment of the goal of Antifa.

KyleShidelerKyle Shideler, director and senior analyst for homeland security and counterterrorism at the Center for Security Policy, spoke with the Daily Caller’s Samantha Renck about the history of Antifa, Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone and more.

“You probably started hearing the term ‘Antifa’ maybe back in the trouble with Berkeley and some of the cancellations that were taking place of conservative speakers on college campuses,” Shideler said. “But that’s only about two, three years ago.”

portland-violenceThe reality of Antifa, as Shideler explained, dates back to the 1930s.

“We traced it in the article all the way back to 1932 when the Communist Party of Germany founds Anti-Fascist Action.”

Shideler expressed concerns for the amount of support Antifa receives from local and state officials.

AntiFA“What is distressing is the level of support that Antifa does get from local and state officials from some of these more radical areas,” Shideler said. “We’ve seen these in Portland, we’re seeing it in Seattle with the mayor and some of the city council members who are essentially supporting this insurrection.”

Shideler emphasized that the ongoing situation in Seattle can and will also be used as fuel for future movements.

“Even though this won’t last, this zone is not going to last, the people who took this action are learning lessons, they are creating propaganda, they are motivating new followers, and we’re going to see all of those things happen again.”

Shideler talked more about the situation in Seattle, the future of Antifa, its threat to the country and more.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

In response to her biases, Democrat Mayor Durken seceded six blocks to Antifa

As we know from Reformation Charlotte that Democrat Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has sided with Antifa although they have taken over private property without payment.

MayorJennyMayor of Seattle, Jenny Durkan, announced her support of the violent anti-government takeover by far-left radical hate groups like Antifa of several city blocks and insists that president, Donald Trump — who criticized the city for allowing it — doesn’t understand what’s happening.

The delusional Durkan tweeted that this takeover was not only patriotic, but constitutionally-protected and lawful.

Antifa, a far-left anti-government anti-police domestic terror group, has seized several city blocks in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle and set up barricades with armed vigilantes guarding any entrance and exit of the neighborhood. The new “autonomous zone,” as the vigilantes have dubbed it, appears to be well-organized and has created their own rules than anyone entering the premises must agree to. Businesses within the zone must comply with the demands of the group or they will not be allowed to operate. It is essentially its own country within a city.

Two of the most notorious domestic terrorist organizations in America right now are Black Lives Matter, and even worse, Antifa — a well-organized group self-described anti-fascist revolutionaries hell-bent on the destruction of Western civilization and replacing it with an oppressive communist regime devoid of Constitutional liberties.

(Read more at Reformation Charlotte)

Now that the Seattle Police Chief has thrown Mayor Jenny under the bus, maybe an inkling of common sense might trickle into the thinking of the liberal mayor. Then again, considering the extreme liberality of the mayor, that might be hoping too much.

Fearing a loss of the Black vote, Democrat Tim Kaine puts pandering into overdrive

Tim Kaine: The United States ‘created’ slavery

As reported in the Washington Examiner, Democrat Senator Tim Kaine claimed that Americans invented the institution of slavery.

SenatorTimKaineSen. Tim Kaine claimed that the United States created the institution of slavery.

During Tuesday remarks on the Senate floor, the Virginia Democrat addressed the issue of accountability in police departments but later claimed that the U.S. created the institution of slavery.

“The first African Americans sent into the English colonies came to Point Comfort, Virginia, in 1619. They were slaves. They had been captured against their will. But they landed in colonies that didn’t have slavery. There were no laws about slavery in the colonies at that time. The United States didn’t inherit slavery from anybody. We created it,” Kaine said.

“It got created by the Virginia General Assembly and the legislatures of other states. It got created by the court systems in colonial America,” he added. “We created it.”

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

That Kaine would attempt this idiocy just shows how people ignore Democrats

Even in academically-challenged America, this does not pass the smell test. My bet is that, given access to a tablet, computer, or phone, all of my Rhetoric and Composition class could earn an extra “A” for their summer term within 2 minutes by answering the following questions that would prove Senator Kaine wrong:

However, all that Kaine said was said into a vacuum and into the darkness. Without an honest press to shine the light on these statements, Kaine will not have to really answer for the idiocy of his words.

Then again, consider the words of God through Solomon:

Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool. (Proverbs 26:1 NASB)

As if Kim Ogg hasn’t fouled up Harris County enough

Houston prosecutor suggests George Floyd may have been set up in 2004 arrest

The Wall Street Journal quotes the inane words of Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg who decided to stir the George Floyd pot.

Houston’s top prosecutor has concluded that a scandal-ridden former Houston police officer likely lied when he arrested George Floyd on a minor drug offense for which Mr. Floyd served time in state jail.

The Harris County District Attorney, Kim Ogg, also said that due to her office’s examination of Mr. Floyd’s case it could expand a continuing investigation to examine more arrests made by Gerald Goines, who was charged with murder after a botched drug raid in 2019 in which two people were killed.

(Read more at the Wall Street Journal)

If Kim Ogg did not want to be the center of a pro-law-enforcement campaign running at her from all sides, she should not have released murderers

If Kim Ogg did not want to be the subject of numerous investigations by independent investigative reporter Wayne Dolchefino, she should not have released 344 felons.

If she did not want the unending opposition of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, maybe she should not have released so many murderers.



Two Chicago Democrats spar over the safety of the citizens: The alderman cares and the mayor doesn’t

PBS cleans up and removes references to church members protecting property

PBS provided a recording of the sometimes combative conference call between the Chicago mayor and city council.

Far down in the article, far below the recording, it does mention the following:

Sadlowski-Garza wept as she told Lightfoot new businesses had been destroyed, while other shops were being protected by owners with shotguns.

“This is a massive, massive problem,” Lightfoot said. “People are just f—–g lawless right now.”

LightfootLopezAld. Raymond Lopez (15th Ward) demanded that Lightfoot develop a plan to stabilize Chicago’s neighborhoods for five days, calling his Southwest Side ward “a virtual war zone” where gang members armed with AK-47’s were threatening to shoot black people.

The call came to a screeching halt when Lightfoot declined to address the substance of Lopez’s remarks, and Lopez demanded that she respond.

Lightfoot told Lopez he was “100% full of s–t.”

“Well, f–k you then,” Lopez responded.

“I understand you want to preen,” Lightfoot told Lopez.

As aldermen objected, Lopez continued to speak.

“Mayor you need to check your f—–g attitude,” Lopez said.

That profane exchange was first reported by the Sun-Times.

Later in the call, Lightfoot told Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th Ward) she spent a significant amount of time on Sunday morning dealing with a group of protesters outside her Logan Square home.

(Read more at PBS)

The politicians abandon population and want to defund the police

Viewed from one side, you see that the politicians who took the guns out of the hands of the common, law-abiding citizen now complain when some citizens still take up arms to protect their property against rioters and looters.

Viewed from another side, you hear the loud complaints of government officials who do not seem to care about the loss of property and livelihoods in the fires of the riots.

Furthermore, it seems that the denial by the anti-God people at National Public Radio has reached a new level of disallowance. Now, not only do they deny that Christians don’t do things for the community, when Christians are out protecting the community and an alderman notes it — PBS ignores it.

Of course, never mind the community kitchens, community pantries, hospitals, graveyards, palliative care units, and other institutions supported by churches. These aren’t enough for the deniers.  And your life and your property is nothing to these Democrats in government.

“Defund the Police” takes root in some Democrat constituencies

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A video shows brutal assault outside Klein convenience store

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Video shows brutal assault outside Klein convenience store

A Houston ABC affiliate KTRK reports on an unprovoked beat-down of a White or Hispanic man by a gang of predominantly Black teens.

Investigators are searching for a group of suspects caught on video hitting and kicking a man after he left a convenience store in Klein.

It happened on Sunday around 7 p.m. at the Food Mart store located at 7134 Oakwood Glen Blvd.

The victim told deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office that he was waiting to buy some items when a group of up to six young men tried to cut in line.

“I looked over and said, ‘There’s a line for a reason,'” the victim told ABC13. He and his girlfriend asked not to be identified out of fear for their safety.

Words were exchanged, the victim said, and claims the group mocked his hair and clothes.

After he paid and left, they met him in the parking lot and took turns kicking and punching him. The assault was caught on video.

The victim was carrying shopping bags, and said he just took it.

“I don’t know what else I could do,” he told ABC13. “The fifth one at the end came out of the store after purchasing goods, and came up to me and kicked me in the face and said, ‘Black lives matter, (expletive).'”

fourattackersThe victim suffered a swollen lip, bruising and a cut near his eye. According to deputies, he refused to seek treatment.

“I really hope they’re caught before someone else gets hurt,” his girlfriend said. “I hope that the people take this and don’t say, ‘It’s white against black.’ I don’t want this to be the statement. I want it to be, here’s a man who was checking out and stood up for himself and he was targeted for that.'”

Anyone with information is asked to contact HCSO assault investigators at 713-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers.

(Read more at KTRK)

After weeks of television coverage of Black Lives Matter riots, we get this unprovoked attack near Houston

I guess I will have to be on the look out for similar attacks. However, as a Christian, I cannot condone retaliation.

Still, be aware that the victim of these five hoodlums did nothing to deserve the beat-down. He had gone to the store to get snacks and cigarettes and was waiting in line when this group tried muscling in to the line. He commented “There’s a line for a reason.” So, when he goes outside, these four guys and a girl run up on him and beat him down. He never offered resistance. But the last of the crowd did point out how they felt which group should be “on top” when they added to the beat-down “Black lives matter, b*****.”

Harris County officials disagree on Coronavirus

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Harris County officials disagree on coronavirus

Houston ABC affiliate KTRK continues their hair-on-fire reporting tradition by focusing first on the tripe from Lina Hidalgo and then giving a minor consideration to only one of those who oppose her.

There’s a new warning system for COVID-19 in Harris County but not everyone is happy about it.

The new measurement has four levels: minimal, moderate, significant, and severe.

The current level is significant, which is the second highest threat.

The recommendation for Harris County residents is to minimize all contact because of uncontrolled spread of the virus.

LinaHidalgoCounty Judge Lina Hidalgo said we have a long way to go.

“We have to accept that life as usual probably will not be returning anytime soon. If we want to avoid a crisis in our community, we’ve got to accept that the only way out of this crisis is for the community to work together so we can avoid further uncontrolled transmission,”said Hidalgo.

The news isn’t sitting well with representative Dan Crenshaw.

He said in a tweet overnight, “This is such an irresponsible overstatement from our County Judge. Pure and simple fear mongering. It needs to stop. People have figured out what they need to do to remain safe. We have enormous hospital capacity. We can do this.”

(Read more of the liberal line at KTRK)

There are many more in Harris County and Texas government that oppose Lina Hidalgo

BettencourtFor example, there is current Texas Senator Paul Bettencourt. Paul started as a talk show host on a Houston radio show. From there, he was able to gain a position as the Republican Tax Assessor-Collector for Harris County. After several terms as “tax man,” Paul ran for and won a position as a first a Texas representative and then a Texas senator. He has served as a senator for the Texas Senate for several terms.

Additionally, there is U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw:




If you ignore the hair-on-fire press and listen to the Governor, you get the truth

The “spike” in cases came from a batch of cases submitted before the weekend from Department of Corrections units near Beaumont and Texas City

Although Governor Abbott covered the reason for the spike in his recent press conference, no news outlet covered his explanation directly. However, one Jefferson County ABC affiliate inadvertently let the news slip by reporting on the Texas Department of Corrections COVID-19 numbers from the local Beaumont and Texas City prisons (which the governor mentioned).

The Texas Department of State Health Services blames the spike in new cases in Jefferson Co. on how local health departments are now reporting numbers from prison facilities. That includes three facilities in Jefferson Co.: the Larry Gist State Jail, Mark W. Stiles Unit and the Richard P. LeBlanc Unit.

According to the TDCJ, most of the coronavirus cases reported on June 10 are outdated and no longer active. It was essentially a data dump of numbers with no clear understanding on which date the positive cases were actually recorded.

“It was a change at the local level at how they were reporting cases in TDCJ inmates, and that’s sort of what lead to that big increase in those cases to all be reported at the same time,” Chris Van Deusen with the Texas Department of State Health Services told 12News.

Before June 10, positive COVID-19 cases involving TDCJ inmates were calculated separately. They were not included in numbers from local health departments.

“It is standard practice, no matter what kind of illness, that everyone is included in their normal place of residence,” Van Deusen said. “For inmates, that is the place where they are diagnosed. That doesn’t change with COVID-19. That’s consistently been the way it has always been reported in Texas and across the country.”

12News found that 523 of the 537 cases reported on Wednesday were from Jefferson Co. correctional facilities.

(Read more from ABC)

Oddly, the reporter in the above article tries to claim he offered to inform Abbott of the 523 TDC cases

Chances are that, since this information benefits the Governor and all Republicans, this teleprompter reader and Democrat probably did nothing of the sort.

Open Letter To The Black Community – Part 1

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From the desk of Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr.

Dear Fellow Americans (of African descent):

I write to you with great concern for the future of our country and the black community. Like most Americans, I too am angry over the killing of George Floyd. His death was a monstrous act, and former police officer Derek Chauvin deserves to have the full weight of the law brought against him. If the video we witnessed is accurate, Mr. Chauvin must be imprisoned for a long time.

However, my sadness reaches well beyond this single tragedy. The riots, looting and violence which have occurred in cities across the country will not reform, heal, unify or improve the lives and safety of black Americans. In fact, these actions are radically regressive and self-destructive.

Black businesses are burned down, the owners are assaulted and essential grocery stores and pharmacies are destroyed. Cops and innocent bystanders are victimized and killed. The irony is that the victims are primarily those for whom the rioters claim to be seeking justice. History teaches us that communities wracked by riots and looting do not recover easily, if at all. They tend to become more impoverished and dangerous than they were before the upheaval.

The Proverb says, “where there is no vision, the people perish.” The last time curfews were necessary to quell violence across the country was fifty-two years ago in 1968. A half a century later, we face the same destructive reaction to racial grievance. It will not lead to one black child getting a better education. Not one black worker will get a better job, and not one inner city family will live in a safer community. If police departments are defunded, as Black Lives Matter is demanding, look for an outbreak of crime and violence in the inner city like nothing we have ever witnessed before.

The purpose of peaceful protests should be to secure a better life for those trapped by inner-city violence, drugs, gangs, and lack of educational and economic opportunity. If we are having the same violent protests over the same issues with the same negative consequences as 50 years ago, something is wrong with our approach.

There is a way out of this vicious cycle, but it is hard medicine. Black citizens must stop voting for a political party that espouses nothing more than racial demagoguery. Al Sharpton, a proven charlatan with zero credibility, is trotted out to speak for the victims. No solutions are offered and no long term progress is ever made. Social and racial justice are popular slogans, but they are not a strategy for improving the lives of people.

Education has been used to uplift every demographic group that has come to America. However, inner city children whose ancestors are among the earliest to arrive on this continent, are trapped in failing schools. Educational choice offers a real solution, but black Democratic politicians block it at every turn. They send their children to the finest schools available while leaving the children of their constituents trapped in dead-end institutions.

Their betrayal doesn’t end with education. These black politicians go to church every Sunday, and some of them are pastors. Yet they disregard the sin of abortion and its impact on the black community. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a rabid racist who admired Adolph Hitler and consorted with the Ku Klux Klan. She would have liked to exterminate black people, but satisfied herself with suppressing the growth of the black population through abortion. When eugenics proved unmarketable, she changed her brand to “planned parenthood” which sounds benign unless you know the truth. With the full cooperation of many black leaders, Sanger’s genocide against the black community continues to this day.

Finally, the single greatest social problem facing the black community is the destruction of the nuclear family. The out-of-wedlock birth rate has exploded to 72%. In some cities such as Richmond, Virginia it is 80%. The young men, born to single mothers, unwanted by their fathers, grow up with anger and abandonment issues. Desperately wanting to be wanted, they are easy recruits into a brotherhood of gangs, crime and violence. The streets are an outlet for their anger.

Leftists complain that the criminal justice system tracks young black men from the school house to the jail house. But the “progressive” welfare policies of the Democrat Party put them on that track. Instead of encouraging stable, two-parent families, they incentivize single, female-headed households. They’ve been doing this since the 1960s, with horrific results.

Where is the plan for reversing the crisis of these communities? Where is the vision for a better future? Democratic leaders have led the black community to the brink of destruction with no hope for a better life. The black Democrat elites on the other hand experience the best America has to offer while leaving their fellow black citizens utterly hopeless.

Living posh lives, these so called black leaders and their white leftist counterparts tell black voters to hate and fear Donald Trump because he is their problem. He is the enemy. His rhetoric does at times make it easy for them to mischaracterize him. Nevertheless, Donald Trump has accomplished some remarkable things to benefit the black community. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) have faced financial hardship for decades, and he is the first president to provide a permanent funding solution.

He established Opportunity Zones for the inner cities to help spur economic development. He presided over an economy that saw the lowest unemployment rates ever for black and Hispanic Americans. He shepherded the Criminal Justice Reform Bill through Congress, correcting the legacy of the Clinton era overreaction to the crack cocaine epidemic.

President Trump is actually doing something about the problems the black community faces while Democrats do nothing.

Democrats hope that if they can keep black voters fixated on hating Donald Trump and the boogey man of racism, they won’t notice that the leaders they elected and the party they support are doing nothing. The voters won’t notice that over 7000 young black people die in inner city violence every year. They won’t notice the failing schools or the dropout rates. They won’t notice the the continuing decimation of the nuclear family, once the bedrock of the black community. The black Democrat politicians do not want black voters to notice that they are enriching themselves with blood money from Planned Parenthood. That organization kills around 400,000 black babies every year. The black population would be double what it is today were it not for the abortion industry and the Democrats they pay to keep quiet about the genocide.

It is time for black citizens to turn away from such corrupt leaders. It is time to denounce the rioting, violence and the anti-Christian philosophy of the Democratic Party which is only destroying black people.

We must come together with other citizens around a vision for the future of our community and our country that is rooted and grounded in faith. We’ve come this far by faith, but Democrats would have us burn the bridge that brought us over. That is suicide.

As America goes, so goes the black community. Black veterans fought under the same American Flag and took the same oath to the Constitution. While they did not always receive the respect and gratitude they were due, it is nonetheless true that no people of African heritage anywhere on earth are more free or better off than we who are blessed to be Americans. America is still the last best hope for all of us, regardless of race.

We cannot change the past. However, we can change the future. It is time to come together across all racial and cultural lines to renew the American vision of “one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.” It is within our grasp if we do not allow the radical elements among us to destroy it forever. We are at the precipice. There are those who would like to push us over the cliff into chaos. They think they will be there to pick up the pieces and create a socialist utopia, but history proves it will be a totalitarian nightmare.

Let us, as free black Americans, pull back from the precipice, push back against the anarchists and embrace the legacy of freedom, justice and hope for ourselves and the generations to follow.

Restoring America’s Vision,
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Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr.

Bishop E.W. Jackson is the President and Founder of STAND – Staying True to America’s National Destiny; Presiding Bishop of The Called Church and host of The Awakening on American Family Radio.

For the original of this letter, go to https://www.standamerica.us/.

Lina Hidalgo considers alienating voters

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Lina Hidalgo considers alienating voters

Major Texas County considers issuing another stay-in-place order

Dallas CBS affiliate DFW tried to spread fear about coronavirus by reporting the Democrat talking points in the way the words were delivered.

LinaHidalgoHouston opened to 75% capacity on Friday, but it may not last long. Officials are cautioning that they may need to order people back home and open a COVID-19 hospital at NRG Stadium as coronavirus cases surge in the nation’s fourth-largest city.

“I’m growing increasingly concerned that we may be approaching the precipice — the precipice of a disaster,” said Lina Hidalgo, the Harris County judge who is the top official for the county’s five million residents.

Hidalgo’s warning comes amid a record week for virus cases and hospitalizations in the Houston area and across Texas, which marked the outbreaks by reopening restaurants to three-quarters of their capacity.

(Read more at DFW if you really must)

I am not bending a knee to Lina

I will not avoid any church services or any other venues that Lina wants to shut down. In fact, I don’t believe that (in a city of millions) there is a crisis centering on hundreds of hospital beds.

If coronavirus had taken the route that Lina Hidalgo had suggested, we would have had filled the tent hospital  at NRG stadium. Rather, it stayed empty until it was dismantled at a cost of  somewhere between $17 million and $60 million to Harris County tax payers. Therefore, I have many doubts about the truth of the tripe that Democrats on television spew on a daily basis.

Texas Governor Abbott: We have abundant hospital space. There is no reason to shut down.

Testing is up. Therefore, detected cases are up. However, deaths are down.

Among all of the hair-on-fire reports on Governor Abbott’s speech, Governor Abbott took a page out of President Trump’s successful method of going straight to the people when he tweeted the following:


The Governor and a cadre of medical professionals reminded us of the facts of the case as they exists:

As we begin to open up Texas and Texans return to their jobs, we remain laser-focused on maintaining abundant hospital capacity. The best way to contain the spread of this virus is by all Texans working together and following simple safety precautions. We all have a responsibility for our own health and for the health of our loved ones, friends, and neighbors. COVID-19 still exists in Texas, and if we are to contain the spread while getting Texans back to work, all Texans must do their part. That means making safe and smart decisions like wearing a mask, washing your hands, and socially distancing in public. The more Texans protect their own health, the safer our state will be and the more we will be able to open up for business.

Democrat rhetoric jumps up to bite them

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Former Cop to AOC, Pelosi: ‘Defund Your Protection First’

Breitbart conveys the words of a former policeman and the sentiments of most of us when the Speaker gets the message of “Defund your protection first.”

TomHomanFormer police officer Tom Homan, speaking at Saturday’s pro-cop “We Back Blue” event in D.C., slammed progressive politicians for loudly calling for defunding police. He singled out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and challenged them to “lead by example” by defunding their own protection first.

Homan, a former officer who spent over three decades serving his community, spoke at the event and blasted progressive politicians who have, in the wake of the George Floyd protests, largely vilified police officers and demonstrated support for defunding police departments across the nation.

“Schumer and Pelosi are not speaking up,” he told the audience, emphasizing, again, that “we’re all against” racism.

“No one’s going to justify that, but they’ll stand out on a moment’s notice and defend people that are in here in the country illegally in violation of law, but they won’t stand out there and defend the men and women who leave the safety and security of their home every day … to defend their communities,” he continued. “They haven’t said a word. “

He used far-left “Squad” member Ocasio-Cortez as another example of a progressive politician who has failed to defend officers, instead using her platform to champion defunding police departments.

“She says we should defund the police, and we should all make sacrifices. Okay. So lead by example,” he suggested.

“Let’s take the law enforcement officers that provide them 24/7 law enforcement security. If they want to take protection away from the American people in their communities, lead by example,” Homan said.

“Defund your protection first,” he added. “You think they’re going to do it? They’re never going to do it.”

Ocasio-Cortez said on Thursday that a “defunded” police “looks like a suburb.”

“It looks like a suburb. Affluent white communities already live in a world where they choose to fund youth, health, housing, etc more than they fund police,” she wrote in response to a question on Instagram.

(Read more at Breitbart)

My dad was once a Democrat, but the party left him

My question when reading about the Democrats who want to defund the police is this: are these the traditional Democrats or the few who have stayed after the rest left them? Long ago, the Democrat party left my dad. So, is  it these remnants of my dad’s former party who now want to defund the police?


Nancy Pelosi discusses ‘defund the police’ & ‘Justice in Policing Act’

NBC News shares Nancy Pelosi’s sales job on the “Justice in Policing Act” (which sounds like a nationalization and a politicization of the local police forces).

ComfortablySmugHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other top Democrats in the House and the Senate on Monday unveiled far-reaching legislation to overhaul policing in the United States as protests over excessive force by law enforcement against African Americans and others have gripped the nation.

The bill, called the “Justice in Policing Act,” would ban chokeholds, including the kind used by a then-Minneapolis police officer in the death of George Floyd last month, as well as no-knock warrants in drug cases, as was used in the incident leading to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, in March, according to a a House Democratic aide and a bill summary obtained by NBC News.

The legislation, which has more than 200 Democratic co-sponsors in the House and the Senate, would require local police departments to send data on the use of force to the federal government and create a grant program that would allow state attorneys general to create an independent process to investigate misconduct or excessive use of force, according to the five-page summary of the bill. Further, the bill would make it easier for people to recover damages when police departments violate their civil rights and, for the first time, would make lynching a federal hate crime.

“The martyrdom of George Floyd gave the American experience a moment of national anguish as we grieve for the black Americans killed by police brutality today,” Pelosi said at a news conference on the bill. “This moment of national anguish is being transformed into a movement of national action as Americans from across the country peacefully protest to demand an end to injustice.”

Pelosi said that in the coming weeks, the House will hold hearings, a markup and a vote on the legislation. Democratic leaders expressed confidence that it would pass the House, and Pelosi said she hopes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., would “swiftly” take it up.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said at the news conference that Senate Democrats “are going to fight like hell” to make the legislation “a reality,” adding the “poison of racism” has permeated American society, beyond just the criminal justice system.

The measure comes in the wake of massive protests that have swept the nation over the last two weeks since Floyd’s death while in the custody of Minneapolis police. While some activists have been calling for the defunding of police departments, the bill doesn’t shrink police budgets. The legislation also would not provide new funding to police departments to implement the proposed reforms, according to a Senate Democratic aide.

Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Karen Bass, D-Calif., who played a lead role in crafting the legislation, said at a press conference Monday that the power of the protest movement across the U.S. will help Congress pass this measure, which, in addition to holding police accountable and increasing transparency, would change police culture.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., said that while white people originally came to the U.S. willingly in search of a new world full of liberty and justice, black people came against their will, shackled and enslaved — and the injustices have continued to this day.

(Read more at NBC News)

One of the best ways to stop  racism is to stop being racist

To stop racism, stop considering race as a part of input. Make the system blind and punish those who introduce racial bias in a provable way.

Of course, that would kill a lot of political rhetoric from both Democrats and Republicans, but that is a sacrifice I am willing to make.

Democrats are grappling with calls to “defund the police”

Vox reports on the discussions between the more and less insane elements in the Democrat party on whether to defund the police.

Clyburn&MaskedTheivesHouse Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) explicitly rejected the “defund the police” slogan that has emerged among progressive activists fighting against police brutality and racism in recent weeks, saying on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday that “nobody is going to defund the police.”

Later on the same program, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) embraced the term. She suggested defunding efforts are often misunderstood, and argued that they do not mean “that the community is not going to be kept safe.”

The disconnect between the two prominent Democrats symbolizes how “defund the police” is emerging as a wedge issue between the activist left flank of the party and its more moderate leadership. And the nature of the debate is also bringing to the fore that advocates and critics are struggling to communicate precisely what the phrase “defund the police” means as they go about adopting or rejecting it.

In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Clyburn firmly opposed embracing the concept amid Democrats’ push for criminal justice reform legislation.

“I would simply say, as I have always said, nobody is going to defund the police,” he said. “We can restructure the police forces, restructure, reimagine policing. That is what we are going to do. The fact of the matter is, the police have a role to play. What we have got to do is make sure that their role is one that meets the times, one that responds to these communities that they operate in.”

Clyburn went on to say that growing up he didn’t fear the police, but that “all of a sudden now I do fear police.”

“The fact of the matter is this is a structure that has been developed that we’ve got to deconstruct. So I wouldn’t say defund. Deconstruct our policing,” he said.

Clyburn did not define what exactly he meant by “deconstruct,” but there are some measures that would achieve some of the goals he described included in police reform legislation unveiled by Democratic lawmakers last week. That bill includes measures that make it easier to prosecute and regulate police misconduct and to demilitarize police departments. It also would end qualified immunity, a policy that gives police officers and other public officials immunity from civil lawsuits.

Clyburn has previously suggested that he opposes defunding the police because he believes it is a phrase that is vulnerable to opposition messaging from the GOP.

“You know all that will do is give Donald Trump the cover he needs,” Clyburn told CNN’s Ana Cabrera Saturday in a separate discussion about the slogan. “I’ve been saying to people all the time, ‘If you allow yourself to play the opponent’s game, you’re going to lose and the opponent will win.’ Let’s not play his game.”

Omar’s outlook on police reform is different. When speaking to Tapper, she argued forcefully that the Minneapolis Police Department — whose officers killed George Floyd — was in need of a fundamental overhaul.

“A new way forward can’t be put in place if we have a department that is having a crisis of credibility, if we have a department that’s led by a chief who’s sued for racism, if we have a department that hasn’t solved homicide — half of the homicides in Minneapolis police department go unsolved,” Omar said. “There have been cases where they’ve destroyed rape kits. And so you can’t really reform a department that is rotten to the root. What you can do is rebuild.”

She pointed to San Francisco’s proposed measures for narrowing the range of issues that police respond to as a model. “And just like San Francisco did — right now, they’re moving towards a process where there is a separation of the kind of crimes that solicit the help of, you know, officers, and the kind of crimes that we should have someone else respond to.”

(Read more at Vox)

There is nobody so blind as those who refuse to see

Google says that John Haywood said, “There are none so blind as those who refuse to see.” Similarly, Jeremiah also said:

‘Now hear this, O foolish and senseless people, Who have eyes but do not see; Who have ears but do not hear. Do you not fear Me?’ declares the Lord . ‘Do you not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, An eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it. Though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it. But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart; They have turned aside and departed. (Jeremiah 5:21‭-‬23 NASB)

 

Along these lines of thought, it seems that some have their minds made up and will not be dissuaded from their opinion. Having been backed into a corner and forced to defend their position, they now want us to think that “defund the police” means something other than “remove money from supporting police departments and invest it in social programs.”

However, there is a problem with that. The problem is this: words mean things.

Seventy-nine percent of truckers say they won’t deliver to cities with defunded police departments

For those cities who decide to defund their police departments, Breitbart reports that truckers have responded that 79% will not deliver to these cities.

A majority of truckers are vowing to halt deliveries to cities that defund or disband their police departments, according to a recent poll.

Seventy-nine percent of truck drivers said they felt their safety would be at risk if they had to deliver to a city with a disbanded police department, according to CDL News, a website for the commercial trucking industry.

Long-haul truck drivers have been on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic for the past year due to stay-at-home orders requiring most Americans to buy their goods online, and have had to deal with protests.

Now many truckers are worried about going to places such as Minneapolis, Minnesota, where their city council president reportedly planned to dismantle their police department following the death of George Floyd.

CDL News asked drivers on its app to explain their reasoning for not delivering to these cities.

“I will not deliver to an area with a disbanded police department. My life matter and I do this for my family. We are already at the mercy of these towns and cities with laws and hate against us for parking, getting a meal or even using a restroom,” one driver responded.

“Simple. We may not like it all the time, but laws and order is necessary,” another driver said.

Truck driving has historically been ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Shut off cell service, water, electricity. and gas to CHAZ

We do not provide free infrastructure to Canada, Mexico, or other countries. We should not provide such services to a group that wants to be independent of the United States of America.

If they want to stand on their own, let them stand alone.

Four stories to brighten the day of conservatives

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  1. Riot-Embracing Democrat Party Just Had Its Worst Week in 50 Years

Breitbart‘s John Nolte points out the rotten, no good week that Democrats had.

We like to believe we’re living in unprecedented times, but we aren’t. The left is just rioting, looting, and burning like it’s 1968; and the Democrat Party is appeasing the rioters and going soft on crime like it’s 1968.

Trust me, there is nothing new under the sun, much less a gang of spoiled crybabies abusing a cause to justify their marauding, much less a Democrat Party believing they can harness that power to electoral victory, much less a corrupt media aiding and abetting it all.

No serious student of history will tell you we’re not watching a rerun.

And no serious student of history will tell you this will not end well for Democrats.

That’s not to say President Trump will benefit. He’s president now, and voters might very well blame him for the unrest, might believe (mistakenly — as I’ll explain below) Joe Biden can usher in calmer times. As the polls show, Trump’s refusal to project calm and steadiness is not helping his case. When Trump most needs to act presidential, he either can’t or won’t, but that’s all beside the point. This is a long game we’re talking about here. Here are a couple of examples…

In the end, all the social unrest of the 60s turned the country to the right. For 20 out of 24 years, from 1968 to 1992, a Republican was president. And Democrats were only able to recapture the White House in 1992 because Bill Clinton ran as a New Democrat, especially when it came to being tough on crime.

What’s more, the only reason Democrats captured four of those 24 years was Watergate. Nevertheless, Jimmy Carter was still one-and-done.

In 1994, New York City had suffered through horrific decline and ruin after 20 years of soft-on-crime Democrat rule. The result was that one of the most left-wing cities in the country elected and then overwhelmingly reelected Republican Rudy Giuliani, who ran almost exclusively as a crimefighter. Giuliani was so successful that in 2002, the only way Mike Bloomberg could become mayor was to run as a Republican.

But as decades of quiet and calm domestic life wore on, people forgot why life was so good, forgot what it was like before, and here we are…

In 2014, 20 years after Giuliani was elected, New York took the good life for granted and made Bill de Blasio mayor, a soft-on-crime radical who’s already driven the city back into the dirt.

Nationwide, in 2008, after decades of domestic peace at the hands of conservative presidents (including Bill Clinton) and a relatively conservative Democrat Party, the country forgot how bad things had been in 1968, and voted to make Barack Obama, a radical leftist, president.

And what did Obama and his radical Democrats deliver? A return to the era of riots and social unrest.

It all started when Obama and Democrats embraced Occupy Wall Street — which has now morphed into the left-wing terrorists in Antifa and Black Lives Matter. On top of that, in order to create racial strife (that had nearly disappeared) and the false impression America is racist, Obama and Democrats embraced the Trayvon Martin, Hands Up, Don’t Shoot, and Baltimore hoaxes.

So here we are, welcome to 1968, where Democrats are now so radicalized they’re releasing violent criminals into their cities, encouraging illegal immigration into their cities, calling for the police to be defunded, dropping to their knees to plead for forgiveness for being white, and defending wanton rioting, looting, and lawlessness. But…

This can’t hold.

It can only end in electoral disaster.

To begin with, Democrats do not have the tiger by the tail. They cannot appease these mindless terrorists into behaving. Sorry, but you will never appease gangsters who have no demands and no goals, other than to wreak havoc. Appeasement is weakness; weakness invites aggression, and that means (just as we saw in the 60s), the crime and social unrest in these Democrat-run cities is only going to get worse, and as it does, the Democrats will find themselves in an electoral box there is no escape from.

Just as they did around the country in 1968 and in New York in 1994, eventually enough Democrat voters are going to get so sick and tired of the filth, crime, and unrest, they will demand something be done about it. But…

(Sorry for the cliffhanger, but you can read more at Breitbart)

Will the Democrat’s worst day be the riots/end of COVID-19 tyranny, the kangaroo impeachment, or something yet to come?

While I hope people are woken up by the hypocrisy of Democrats bouncing from 3 or more months of coronavirus tyranny directly to no-social-distancing, no-mask riots over one death, I don’t hold out hope. You see, lefties listen to a limited set of sources and no mention has been made yet in the New York Times of the 34 and climbing civilian deaths by Antifa. Additionally, scant attention has been paid to the death of a law enforcement official at the hands of Antifa. Furthermore, even though Democrats like AOC and Pressley have supported Antifa, lefties don’t want to associate Democrats with their newest militaristic enforcement arm (Antifa). Still, that is not surprising, since lefties had a hard time acknowledging the link between the Democrat party and their first militaristic enforcement arm (the Ku Klux Klan).

However, even the colossal failure of the impeachment (where their attempts to railroad the President actually resulted in the highest approval ratings for the President) did not deter their continued attempts at blame. From the impeachment, they went to calling Trump xenophobic for shutting off travel from China as the coronavirus began. They invited people to Chinatown as late as the last week of March, then they blamed Trump for the coronavirus deaths. So, they got themselves into a pattern of failing and lying.

So, unless they continue their pattern (and they show no evidence of changing their habits), they will create their most egregious foul-up in the future.

  1. Antifa burned down an Oklahoma charity. Oklahomans rose up and rebuilt it

Dress for Success Oklahoma City was a non-profit that gave at-risk women business attire, helped them prepare for job interviews, and provided career assistence for all women (before Antifa burned them down). As reported by Breitbart, Oklahomans raised more than $70,000 to rebuild the charity.

A community of Oklahomans raised more than $70,000 through a GoFundMe page to help the nonprofit Dress for Success Oklahoma City rebuild after looters trashed it during riots that occurred following the death of George Floyd.

The GoFundMe page was created on Monday, with an initial goal of $50,000, but the fundraiser organizers have upped that goal to $75,000 to meet the high demand.

Dress for Success Oklahoma City, a nonprofit that gives at-risk women free business attire, helps at-risk women to prepare for job interviews, and provides other avenues of career assistance to all women, was set on fire during the riots early Saturday, KOCO reported.

Necie Black, the agency’s vice chairman, told the Oklahoman that everything was destroyed except for client files kept in a file cabinet that was not completely destroyed.

(Read more at Breitbart)

For all the times that Democrats pretend to be for the poor woman …

This proves them wrong. AOC and Pressley could not find it in themselves to condemn Antifa, so when Antifa rioters tear apart and burn a womens’ center like this, they show who belong on whose side.

  1. Alleged looter gets looted

Breitbart shows a teen walking away with a desktop Apple computer on the night the Apple store got looted. That looter has his booty taken.

Although I don’t support the stuff being stolen from Apple in the first place

Although I do not support the concept of theft, it is good to see the fruits of one’s labors coming back.

  1. Antifa gets exposed from the inside

Project Veritas infiltrated Antifa, the militarized, left-wing successor to other socialist movements. Here are two videos from Project Veritas that expose the violence and organization of the group.

Six liberal lies about the riots

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  1. Riots not organized – Pallets of bricks have been showing up at protest cities

Townhall reports that bricks have been delivered to protest cities.

bricksInDallasIn cities across the U.S. where demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in police custody are taking place, mysterious pallets of bricks are reportedly showing up in parking lots and on street corners, even in areas where there is no constructions take place.

Social media users are asking where they came from and who paid for them.




(Read more on the search for the origins at Townhall)

This shows the “organic” riots were anything but organic

With bricks situated at strategic spots throughout these cities (and not necessarily near construction), these pallets of bricks show coordination and planning on the part of those who would bring down a duly-elected President.

  1. Riots peaceful – More than 60 reporters attacked, arrested or harassed since George Floyd protests began

The Hill points toward the findings of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).

George-Floyd-Unacceptable-attacks-on-reporters-at-protestsThe Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) said it has tallied more than 60 incidents in which journalists covering demonstrations over death of George Floyd during the course of his arrest by Minneapolis police were attacked, arrested or harassed by protesters or police in the past 48 hours alone.

RTDNA Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Dan Shelley called the situation “calamitous” and “harming the public at large.”

“Journalists shouldn’t be the story,” Shelley said. “It is calamitous to see all of these journalists who are merely serving the public by covering these incidents of civil unrest being wantonly attacked. … Journalists are representatives of the public and are there to serve the public and to tell the stories of the protesters and of the elected and other public officials trying to deal with the situation.”

“It is really harming the public at large, not just the journalist. It’s interfering with their ability to be eyewitnesses and chroniclers of what’s occurring in this country right now,” he added.

Several of the incidents have played out on live television or on social media, including the arrest of a CNN reporter and crew in Minneapolis and a Fox News reporter and crew being chased out of Lafayette Park near the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday night.

The CNN reporter, Omar Jimenez, who is black and Hispanic, and his crew were quickly released, and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) apologized to CNN President Jeff Zucker and promised to allow the press to do their jobs without interference or arrest by police.

(Read more at The Hill)

Again, these attacks on the reporting of the riots shows an attempt to hide the truth

Just as bricks have been placed within reach of those who would be rioting, the organization of violence against reporters works to keep the rest of us in the dark concerning the underhanded workings of Antifa and leftist groups using these riots to change public opinion.

  1. Riots peaceful and not organized – Why have celebrities organized to bail out Antifa?

Townhall points out which celebrities have organized to bail out Antifa.

CelebsBailingOutAntifaCelebrities are donating to a far-left organization that bails out rioters arrested during George Floyd protests. Police have arrested hundreds as rioters set fires, loot businesses, vandalize buildings and attack police officers.

Variety reports that several celebrities have made donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a group that bails out rioters arrested during protests in Minnesota. Many of the celebrities are the usual suspects.

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Staff members for the Biden campaign have also posted on Twitter about their donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund.

It has become clear that Antifa members are using the George Floyd protests as an opportunity to engage in further violence. On Sunday, President Trump announced his intent to designate Antifa as a terrorist organization. In the meantime, celebrities and Biden campaign staff will keep bailing them out.

(Read more at Townhall)

Third verse, same as the first. These workings come together to hide the acts of Antifa and the Far Left

You don’t pay to have bricks shipped to a city where you have planned for protests, unless you also want riots, lawlessness, and injustice.

Likewise, you don’t fund raise money in preparation for bailing people out of jail unless you support lawlessness and injustice. Don’t tell me (like the starry-eyed reportettes on the nightly news) that these are peaceful protests when people have shipped in bricks and coordinated acts of violence.

  1. This is about police brutality – Biden campaign donates to bail out Antifa

Townhall shows us how the Biden campaign has donated funds to bail out Antifa members from jail.

Campaign staff for Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden are bragging about their recent donations to a far-left organization that bails out rioters arrested in Minneapolis.

Reuters reported that 13 members of the Biden campaign recently posted on Twitter about their donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a group that uses such donations to pay bail fees of rioters arrested in violent protests.

A Biden campaign spokesman declined to answer whether the donations to the Antifa-aligned group were officially coordinated with the Biden campaign.

Instead of donating to the family of George Floyd, Biden campaign staff is helping to bail out individuals arrested during riots where widespread looting, arson, and vandalism took place.

Here are a few tweets from members of the Biden team:


(Read more at Townhall)

Do you want to go with verse four? This act by Biden staffers supports lawlessness.

Actually, just like the last three months of COVID-19 scare, this is nothing but an attempt to justify liberal policies and oust a duly-elected President.

  1. This is about righting race – Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo makes a mixture of racist statements and supportive statements prior to the Sunday George Floyd march

As posted to Facebook by San Antonio CBS affiliate Kens5 (refer below the block quote for the Facebook post), Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo vacillated between a series of racist statements and a series of statements in support of the marchers (which have not been placed on the local Houston news outlets).

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Art Acevedo speaks to protesters on Sunday.

What I love about this man (pointing at the Black men around him), and this man, and this man, and what I love about this city is they want people of color being talked about as being thugs and we’re bums1.

And, my people2, as an immigrant, we’re rapists.3 You know what? We built this country.4 And we’ve got news for them: We ain’t going nowhere!5 Okay? We are not going nowhere. That ship has sailed. So, if you’ve got hate in your heart for people of color, get over it.a Okay? Because this city is a minority majority city and this city is a city where Blacks and Whites and Browns and legal and illegal all get together because we judge each other by the contentb of our hearts.6

Okay? So, I am angry. I’m angry, because people don’t understand, “Well, why are Black people so mad?” We had a little old lady stabbed by a crazy man7 in that officer-involved shooting. Yeah. That stabbed that little old lady and I had a press conference. I was angry. You might have seen it.

But, what people don’t understand is I was angry because I looked at that video8 and I saw my mama’s face. And I may not be Black, but I am God’s child.9 And when I saw that man [George Floyd] calling out for his mama, I thought about my mama.10 And what I kept thinking is, “He must be seeing her already and they’re still not letting her, they’re not letting his neck up.” So I’m here to tell you; We will march as a department with everybody in this community. I will march until I can’t stand no more.

But I will not allow anyone to tear down this city, because this is our city.c And play close attention! These little white guys with their skateboards11 are the one starting all the **** everywhere. Knowing full well that Black people and Brown people are angry and knowing that they will start — if they start it, we will follow.12

Don’t follow that bull****! That’s the devil’s work.13 They want to tear our communities down because they know communities of color need the police more than anybody.14 And my one truth is, when I go to rich neighborhoods, you know what I am to them? A necessary evil.15 When I go to Black and Brown neighborhoods and poor neighborhoods, you know what we are? A necessity.d

But the necessity is about good policing with respect.e With respect. So, I’m here to tell you, if we don’t do it right, let us know. Let us know.f

And if we do it right, lift them up. Good cops. Lift up them good cops. Don’t let them buy into the narrative, please. Because I will tell you what makes our city special is its diversity. And you see, when that Hurricane Harvey hit, people thought, “Oh, Houston, Texas, man. That’s a minority majority city,17 it’s going to be ****.” I’ve got news for you: We showed the world then and we’re going to show them now. So, all those nut jobs that are out there, when George Floyd comes in here, you ain’t going to face the police when you start trying to tear down our city. You’re going to have to face the people of the third ward, the fifth ward, everybody in this city, because we stand as one.h In his name, God bless him.

Examining the racist statements

First, I will take the racist statements from the text above and explain why I think they are racist. Then, to be fair to Mr. Acevedo, I will praise his laudable statements.

Art’s racist comment: An explanation of why it is racist
they want people of color being talked about as being thugs and we’re bums1 By dividing the world into “they” and “we” and then without proof asserting that “they” criticize “us,” Art is painting the scene of a race war.
my people2 Again, he sets up a race war by defining himself part of a separate people.
as an immigrant, we’re rapists.3 Since this is a common twisting of a Trump statement, this is a dog whistle to racists on the liberal side.
We built this country.4 This, again, is a dog whistle. White supremacists have claimed to have built the nation without outside input. Likewise, the Nation of Islam has claimed Blacks built the nation without significant White input. Neither is based in fact.
We ain’t going nowhere!5 Nobody is asking the citizens of the US to leave (only illegal aliens are asked to leave). Hence, this is another dog whistle.
this city is a city where Blacks and Whites and Browns and legal and illegal all get together because we judge each other by the contentb of our hearts.6 Here, he equates law-abiding White, Black, and other citizens to illegal aliens who break (at a minimum) our immigration law without batting an eye.
We had a little old lady stabbed by a crazy man7 Here, he lies by omission. The woman was White. The stabbing was done by a Black.

Additionally, this Black man who angered him so much was let out by Democrat Kim Ogg.

I looked at that video8 We are all aware of the George Floyd video. We have no need for Art to continue to stir the pot.
And I may not be Black, but I am God’s child.9 We are all God’s creation. Nonetheless, by pointing out race, he promotes racial division.
And when I saw that man [George Floyd] calling out for his mama, I thought about my mama.10 If the people had not seen the video he was referring to, they had heard the narrative — otherwise, they would not be planning to march in protest of the death of George Floyd.
These little white guys with their skateboards11 If this is Acevedo’s way of referring to Antifa, it seems like a racist way of doing it.
Knowing full well that Black people and Brown people are angry and knowing that they will start — if they start it, we will follow.12 This statement makes it seem as if the minority communities are emotional and will be easily drug into things they would not otherwise do. This is more baiting and division like the statement he used to start this speech.
That’s the devil’s work.13 This could be a thinly-veiled reference to “the White devil” that appears in many of Louis Farrakhan’s sermons; therefore, Mr. Acevedo should avoid it.
They want to tear our communities down because they know communities of color need the police more than anybody.14 Again, this reference to “they” is an attempt to divide. Furthermore, the desire of this “they” is to destroy the communities.
when I go to rich neighborhoods, you know what I am to them? A necessary evil.15 This is another attempt to divide, now on the basis of class. Furthermore, it sets up a straw man by claiming that police are considered an enemy to the rich (therefore, the rich must be evil and hiding bad behavior).
what makes our city special is its diversity.16 What makes any group good is the good behavior of its members. As Christians, we should love people despite their sins (since we all sin). However, diversity does not necessarily help anything.
when that Hurricane Harvey hitg, people thought, “Oh, Houston, Texas, man. That’s a minority majority city17 This, along with the expletive that follows in the quote, is little more than another attempt to divide.
You’re going to have to face the people of the third ward, the fifth ward, everybody in this city,18 Except for throwing in “everybody in the city” at the end, all of the areas named are minority areas. If his intent was to show unity, why not name some other-than-minority neighborhoods like the Heights?

Examining the commendable statements

As promised, I will praise his laudable statements.

Art’s good comment: An explanation of why it is good
if you’ve got hate in your heart for people of color, get over it.a We should all agree that hatred based on skin color is wrong.
this city is a city where Blacks and Whites and Browns … all get together because we judge each other by the contentb If you take this portion of the reference to Martin Luther King’s speech, this is good. We all should be judged on the content of our hearts (as evidenced by our actions) rather than our skin tone.
But I will not allow anyone to tear down this city, because this is our city.c I expect every citizen (and especially every policeman and woman) to defend this city.
When I go to Black and Brown neighborhoods and poor neighborhoods, you know what we are? A necessity.d All citizens deserve the protection offered by the police. And, though it is an extension of his statement here, all citizens should be encouraged to learn to defend themselves and use their Second Amendment rights.
But the necessity is about good policing with respect.e This axiom of good policing matches another axiom of life: treat others the way you want to be treated. It works.
if we don’t do it right, let us know.f Accountability is always good.
when that Hurricane Harvey hitg One thing documented on this blog was the way people came together to save the unfortunate during Harvey.
we stand as one.h Encouraging unity works well in this situation.

  1. Lives matter  – Rioters target police across US; 4 shot in St. Louis, 1 in Vegas, Bronx hit-and-run caught on video

Fox News reports that the George Floyd riots have turned to target at least 7 police.

Police officers across the U.S. were targeted in shootings and vehicular attacks Monday night as protests continued in major cities for the seventh night despite President Trump’s vow to clamp down on violence.

The demonstrations on Monday marked a week of unrest since unarmed black man George Floyd died when a white Minneapolis officer jammed his knee into the back his neck in a shocking incident caught on video. Despite tens of thousands marching peacefully in demonstrations against police brutality and systemic racism, protests over Floyd’s death have been nonetheless overshadowed by violence, looting and vandalism that has engulfed U.S. cities.

In St. Louis, Mo., Monday night, four police officers were shot during protests in the city’s downtown area, two in the leg, one in the foot and one in the arm.

Police Chief John Hayden said they were hit by gunfire by “some coward” while standing on the side of a police line.

“As we speak we’re trying to get control out of this city, still hearing gunfire and everything,” he said. I don’t know what else to say. This is horrible. Thank God, they’re alive.”

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that all of the officers were conscious and breathing after being rushed to the hospital.

(Read more at Fox News)

Two instances of police violence that did not cause riots

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  1. Tony Timpa died pinned to the ground by Dallas police

With a hat tip to the NWO Report, we find that the Dallas Morning News reported in 2016 that an unarmed White man was killed by Dallas police in a method similar to that employed against George Floyd.

Tony TimpaTony Timpa wailed and pleaded for help more than 30 times as Dallas police officers pinned his shoulders, knees and neck to the ground.

“You’re gonna kill me! You’re gonna kill me! You’re gonna kill me!”

After Timpa fell unconscious, the officers who had him in handcuffs assumed he was asleep and didn’t confirm that he was breathing or feel for a pulse.

As precious minutes passed, the officers laughed and joked about waking Timpa up for school and making him waffles for breakfast.

Body camera footage obtained Tuesday by The Dallas Morning News shows first responders waited at least four minutes after Timpa became unresponsive to begin CPR. His nose was buried in the grass while officers claimed to hear him snoring — apparently unaware that the unarmed man was drawing his last breaths.

The officers pinned his handcuffed arms behind his back for nearly 14 minutes and zip-tied his legs together. By the time he was loaded onto a gurney and put into an ambulance, the 32-year-old was dead.

The News obtained Dallas Police Department body camera footage after a three-year fight for records related to Timpa’s death. A federal judge ruled Monday in favor of a motion by The News and NBC5 to release records from his death, saying “the public has a compelling interest in understanding what truly took place during a fatal exchange between a citizen and law enforcement.”

Timpa called 911 on Aug. 10, 2016, from the parking lot of a Dallas porn store, saying he was afraid and needed help. He told a dispatcher he suffered from schizophrenia and depression and was off his prescription medication. The News first reported Timpa’s death in a 2017 investigation that showed Dallas police refused to say how a man who had called 911 for help ended up dead.

The newly obtained video and records, part of a lawsuit filed by Timpa’s family in federal court alleging excessive force, contradict key claims Dallas police have made in defending the officers’ actions.

Police incident reports recounting the officers’ version of events claim Timpa’s behavior that night was aggressive and combative. The video shows Timpa writhing at times and clearly struggling to breathe, asking the officers to stop pinning him down.

(Read more at the Dallas Morning News)

Similarly, the neck of Timpa was pressed into the ground

Unlike George Floyd, Tony Timpa was not listed as a criminal. George Floyd had the police called on him because a cashier suspected that he had passed a counterfeit $20 bill.

Tony Timpa felt that his schizophrenia might be resurfacing and he had not taken his medications; therefore, he called police for help.

Why weren’t there riots in response to this death? Certainly Mr. Timpa’s life was precious. Furthermore, his life was important to someone with some degree of power, since the police took some sport at pointing out the high-class neighborhood indicated by his drivers license.

The first reason that nobody rioted or protested in response to Tony Timpa’s death centers on how well it aligns with the current goals of the Democrat party (or whatever the liberal cause du jour has surfaced within the press). We did not get outraged over this death because we never heard about it. Additionally, there is the possibility that we only hear about it now because it helps advance the narrative that police are acting altogether too violently and causing the deaths of too many.

A second reason, however, that the conservative (as opposed to the liberal) might have a large Christian component. Due to this leaning, Christians within the conservative movement might consider that the government as ministers of general justice (as outlined in Romans 13:1-5 below).

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. (Romans 13:1‭-‬5 NASB)

Additionally, Christians would (hopefully) follow the command of God to not exact our own revenge (as given in Romans 12:19-21 below).

Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine , I will repay ,” says the Lord. “But if your enemy is hungry , feed him , and if he is thirsty , give him a drink ; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head .” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:19‭-‬21 NASB)

Finally, (although Christians are not sinless, only forgiven) I would hope that Christians might work to avoid the fleshly tendencies listed in Galatians 5:19-21.

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19‭-‬21 NASB)

Of course, the commands often fall into the realm of ideals (because, yes, Christians fail). And the deeds of the flesh sometimes turn into a litany of events from the previous night. Still, for the most part, I believe that many Christians do hold to these actions.

That is why conservatives don’t riot.

  1. Justine Damond was shot by Mohamed Noor

As posted on this blog last year, OneNewsNow originally reported on the murder of Justine Damond.

Justine DamondJustine Damond was shot by Mohamed Noor through the driver’s side window of the police car while he was seated in the passenger side.

Damond had called 911 about what she thought sounded like a sexual assault.

Noor, who has refused to explain why he shot Damond when she approached the squad car, is charged with third-degree murder and second degree manslaughter.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

Marches for Justine Damond may have occurred, but not riots

Maybe because she was Australian-American. Maybe because she was a pretty, blonde 40-something woman who was about to get married, she did not fit with the press narrative or the Democrat talking points.

Since her death occurred as the Kavanaugh hearings were in the beginning of their death throws and the public was getting tired of hearing claims from women (even though Damond’s case was a straight-forward victimization by a Muslim cop and Blasey-Ford’s case was a unsubstantial case that even her closest friends would not back up).

Otherwise, I am not sure why #MeToo did not pick up the case of Justine Damond (other than maybe they felt they could not juggle the ball of Blasey-Ford and Damond at the same time).

Then again, maybe the press did not want to take a stand against a Muslim even when he shot a defenseless woman.

Five stories that show it’s not justice, but revenge and feeding the flesh

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  1. Minneapolis mayor excuses acts of flesh

NBC News quotes Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey as he does his best to open the door to lawlessness.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob FreyMinneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey choked back tears on Thursday and told protesters who were decrying the police-involved death of George Floyd that their anger was “not only understandable, it’s right.”

The mayor’s eyes appeared red from tears as, just a few miles away, firefighters were still dousing flames from protests that turned violent overnight, demonstrations that erupted after Floyd’s death in police custody on Monday.

“What we’ve seen over the last two days … is the result of so much built-up anger and sadness,” he told reporters. “Anger and sadness that has been ingrained in our black community, not just because of five minutes of horror, but 400 years.”

He added: “If you’re feeling that sadness and that anger, it’s not only understandable, it’s right.”

(Read more at NBC News)

No, one person (a store owner) is not punished for the another person’s (a cop’s or a slave owner 400 years ago) crimes

This idea of “generational guilt” only gets dragged out when it suits the liberals. Why don’t they bring it up when discussing the 15+ million babies aborted in America since Roe versus Wade? They don’t because they don’t feel guilty or they have masked their guilt with a new sense of entitlement on other topics.

Why don’t the liberals bring up a collective guilt when they even talk about the effect of these riots? A number of minority-owned businesses have been destroyed (some of which were the result of a lifetime of saving) due to the riots just in Minneapolis.

Still, God has something to say about blaming one person for something another person did.

The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son’s iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself. (Ezekiel 18:20 NASB)

  1. Nobody should confuse Minneapolis riots with protests.

City Journal makes part of my point for me by observing that nobody should confuse the Minneapolis riots with protests.

Once again—as in Baltimore, following the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, and long before then, in Watts, Newark, and Detroit—the actions of rioters in an American city are being described as protests, or, by PBS, no less, as an “uprising.” Even Minneapolis’s hapless mayor, Jacob Frey—under siege as his city burns—graces the violence with understanding. “There is a lot of pain and anger in our city,” said Frey, adding that “this is what happens” when long-standing issues of race and poverty go unaddressed. It’s “not just because of five minutes of horror,” Frey noted in a press conference, referring to the images of George Floyd gasping for air beneath a police officer’s knee, “but 400 years.”

Frey rightly called for the arrest of the officer, Derek Chauvin, and Chauvin has now been arrested. But Frey was wrong to ascribe anything close to justifiable motives to those who have torched a police precinct building and a youth center and looted stores serving their own community. It’s as if we have learned nothing over two generations about what happens when public officials give license to the lawless, letting marauders proceed under cover of high-mindedness. We expect as much from inflammatory activists like Al Sharpton but deserve better from elected officials charged with protecting property, lives, and livelihoods.

It’s time, again, to cite the work of political scientist Edward Banfield, whose seminal book about urban life, The Unheavenly City, includes a chapter, both relevant and prescient, entitled, “Rioting Mainly for Fun and Profit.” In the wake of the 1960s’ riots—43 people died in the deadliest, in Detroit in 1967—Banfield asserted that it is “naïve to think that efforts to end racial injustice and to eliminate poverty, slums, and unemployment will have an appreciable effect upon the amount of rioting that will be done in the next decade or so.” This before the full rollout of the Great Society—and, long afterward, the riots in Los Angeles, Baltimore, and now Minneapolis, where a $30 million affordable-housing project was just destroyed. Banfield’s lesson was plain: Young men, not stopped swiftly and sternly by police, will be emboldened to loot and set buildings afire, simple for the anarchic thrill of doing so. The failure to distinguish between protest with purpose and lawlessness would fan the flames.

Banfield would likely judge Mayor Frey harshly, not least for withdrawing police from the city’s Third Precinct and permitting rioting to go on in order to avoid confrontation. Yes, investigate the incident; yes, take stock of the Minneapolis police department. But don’t dignify violence by calling it a protest, and don’t abdicate your responsibility as a public official to uphold the rule of law and civil order.

Of course, Floyd’s life matters—but so do the hopes, dreams, bank accounts, and insurance costs of the small-business owners, including African-Americans, who provide goods and services to that precinct.

(Read more at City Journal)

On one side, I agree with City Journal. However, I also take my point to a different vector.

I agree that George Floyd’s life mattered. Theft and counterfeiting do not carry a death sentence and the police are not hired to also work as judge and executioner.

Additionally, I agree that other peoples’ lives matter. Many people saved their whole lives to have the money to start a successful business, only to have it destroyed by these riots.

However, it is my contention that these protesters focus on the flesh. They focus on getting revenge. They focus on getting freebies for themselves. Many of them are drunk. They throw themselves into the emotion of the moment. They tear up stores because they haven’t saved the money needed to buy the things sold there. They beat up people based on their wealth, skin color, or imagined wealth.

God warns us not to take justice into our hands

Although the rioters seem not to have considered the ramifications of their rioting, God has some words regarding justice (or, in this case, revenge).

Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine , I will repay ,” says the Lord. “But if your enemy is hungry , feed him , and if he is thirsty , give him a drink ; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head .” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:19‭-‬21 NASB)

Furthermore, God describes the acts displayed during the riots

A description of the acts and attitudes that proliferate in the riots in Minneapolis (and across the nation) can be found in the letter to the Galatians. To point out the specific sinful acts that apply to the riots, refer to my bolding:

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19‭-‬21 NASB)

  1. More evidence of an agenda: Violence appears planned by far-left groups using ‘Antifa-like tactics

Breitbart points out how the violence seems planned by the far-left groups who use “Antifa-like tactics.”

Attorney General William BarrAttorney General William Barr said Saturday that violence in many places around the country appears to have been planned and carried out by “far-left extremist groups using Antifa-like tactics” in the wake of riots over the death of George Floyd.

“Unfortunately with the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful protests are being hijacked by violent radical elements. Groups of outside radical agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda,” Barr said in a press conference at the Department of Justice:

“In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchic and leftist extremist groups, far-left extremist groups using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom traveled outside the state to promote the violence,” Barr continued.

Barr’s comments come shortly after President Donald Trump fingered leftist groups, such as Antifa, for widespread rioting and looting.

“It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!” the president tweeted:

“These are ‘Organized Groups’ that have nothing to do with George Floyd. Sad!” he wrote in a separate tweet:

(Read more at Breitbart)

From other reports, people have been ridden buses to protests, communicated with military-grade walkie-talkies,  and received instructions from in-ear buds

As shown in the following tweets (the first taken with a hat tip to Bunkerville), protesters came to town on buses.

The leaders communicated using military-grade walkie-talkies.

The lower-level operatives received commands via earpieces.

Therefore, from all of this evidence, we can gather that the violence was not organic. It was directed. Furthermore, it was directed to support the agenda of an anarchist, anti-God group.

  1. Rioters descend on cities across America to exact vengeance over George Floyd’s death

The Daily Caller comments on the widespread rioting that many attribute to George Floyd’s death.

riotersRioters took to the streets in 17 states to exact violent revenge on businesses, government buildings, and even members of the media as frustration over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis boiled over late Friday night.

Hours earlier, Officer Derek Chauvin, the man seen with his knee on Floyd’s neck in a bystander’s video, was arrested and charged with the murder.

The violence across America was set against the backdrop of a long national quarantine that has made tens of millions of Americans jobless, and a pandemic that has left more than 100,000 dead. It took approximately four days of protests for Minnesota authorities to place Chauvin under arrest, and by then, civil unrest had hit a peak in the city of Minneapolis.

On Friday, it spilled across the country.

In Atlanta, protesters set fire to a police vehicle, looted the College Football Hall of Fame, attacked the CNN Headquarters and attempted to gain entry to a mall, AJC reported. Someone also reportedly shot at an officer in a police car.


(Read more at the Daily Caller)

These examples only further my claim these riots were all for the flesh

There is nothing in the riots that really provides justice for George Floyd. It does not punish the man who killed him. It does not determine the level of crime committed to George Floyd. It only takes something from an innocent person (a store owner, a cop who did nothing, a shop worker) and transfers it to someone who is willing to steal.

Throughout the coronavirus panic, the people have suffered under the strong arm of government

  1. Just weeks ago, Mayor Frey kept people on house arrest

The Minneapolis Star Tribune pointed out that Frey had the city on lockdown from 16 March 2020 to 28 May 2020.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob FreyInside his City Hall office, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey juggled two of the most significant moments of his life.

His wife, Sarah Clarke, was in a medical exam room, waiting for an ultrasound technician to show her one of the first images of the couple’s first child, due in September. Because the facility limited visitors to protect against the coronavirus, Frey had to watch the moment on video.

At the same time, the mayor worked out the final details of an order that would declare a public health emergency in Minneapolis, closing hundreds of businesses and bringing life in the bustling city to a halt.

As Frey signed the order that day, March 16, the image of his child appeared on screen.

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When the council agreed to extend the public health emergency indefinitely, it also gave him the ability to make decisions unilaterally that would normally require their blessing.

In the seven weeks that the city has been in a state of emergency, Frey has ordered 11 temporary regulations. He limited bars and restaurants to takeout or delivery. He temporarily waived some licensing fees for businesses. He required temperature checks and limited visitors to nursing homes and similar facilities, the site of many of the city’s 71 deaths to date attributed to COVID-19.

(Read more at the Minneapolis Star Tribune)

As noted above, Mayor Frey said protesting was “not only understandable, it’s right”

So now he vacillates from coming down hard on people who stray from their homes for fear of violating the Democrat coronavirus narrative to allowing everyone who wants to protest out. Guess what people do?

They get out and protest. Some see people vandalizing, so a few join in. From the beginning, people have ignored 1 Corinthians 15:33 and let bad company corrupt good character.

God also has something to say about the evil in this situation

… when a wicked man rules, people groan. (Proverbs 29:2 NASB)

To further illustrate the injustice of Democrat rule, murder rates have soared as Kim Ogg and Democrat judges have released felons

As blogged here earlier, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg has released at least 344 felons, many of whom have re-offended.

As a result, Houston murder rates and other crime rates have skyrocketed, as illustrated by this vintage collection of tweets from members of the Houston Police Officers’ Union:







Eleven (or 22) stories on voter fraud

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  1. Voter fraud map

Heritage Foundation provides us an interactive map of the United States that allows us to see a sampling of the known cases in each state.

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In my review of the site, there were 71 cases listed for Texas, 40 in California, and varying numbers in other states. There were no states that lacked cases of fraud.

Sadly, the number listed here only scratches the surface of voter fraud

Because the overarching goal of politicians in some states centers on getting re-elected and because power often corrupts good morals, cases of voter fraud often go undetected.

  1. Vote-by-mail enables fraud and errors

The Heritage Foundation points out the truths that counter the lies being promulgated during the most recent debate over vote-by-mail.

The congressional battle over the coronavirus relief bill is over. Efforts to federalize American elections, including by mandatory vote-by-mail and forced early voting, failed. Those who sought to preserve state control over elections won.

Amid the war of words, not all claims made rang true. For example, former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele was wrong when he wrote in these pages that mail voting was “essentially immune from large-scale fraud.”

Mr. Steele and his coauthor, Eli Lehrer, must never have visited places where mail ballot fraud has run epidemic. Otherwise, they would have demurred on this issue.

In the Rio Grande Valley, for example, politiquerias roam colonias, preying on the most vulnerable voters and voting their ballots for them. In Cameron County, Texas, nine politiquerias were charged with voter fraud related to mail ballots. It is most often the poor and the elderly who lose their votes to the ballot harvesters.

It’s not just one county in Texas either. When we were at the Justice Department, we were involved in a case of systemic vote-by-mail fraud in Noxubee County, Mississippi. A federal court found that mail ballot fraud was very real, part of an organized scheme to disenfranchise voters.

It worked like this. The harvesters snatched mail ballots from the mailboxes of people they knew. They would then knock on their doors, ballots in hand, offering to “help” them vote. The harvesters would then fill in the ballots for their candidates, regardless of what the intended voters had told them.

The court ruling contains tragic testimony from one victim, Susan Wood. When asked why she allowed a harvester to fill out her ballot, Ms. Wood answered that the harvester “knows folks” better than she did—a classic case of trust betrayed.

In 2011 in Troy, New York, a local political operative was convicted for submitting fraudulent absentee ballots. When asked why he targeted voters who lived in low-income housing, he said it was because they were a lot less likely to complain or notice their ballot had been stolen.

Those who commit mail ballot fraud are often in positions of relative power over the voter. Victims are frequently reluctant to speak with law enforcement officers because those committing the crime—the harvesters—live among them and are often politically well-connected. It took significant Justice Department resources to crack the case in Noxubee and unearth the plot.

Vote-harvesting fraud isn’t the end of the problems with vote-by-mail. States relying on this method inevitably send piles of ballots to obsolete addresses or to registrants who have died.

That’s because voter rolls are filled with errors. California voter rolls remain tainted with thousands of deceased registrants, as well as voters who say they live at commercial addresses. In Swissvale, Pennsylvania, one man had seven simultaneous active voter registrations at the same address. Vote-by-mail would send seven ballots to this house.

Advocates of vote-by-mail don’t understand the extent of the snafus on American voter rolls. They don’t understand the hundreds of thousands duplicate registrations that exist. They don’t understand the problem of placeholder registrations—where many registrations don’t even have full addresses. And those who do understand have chosen to turn a blind eye to these and other glaring problems.

Now, add to all these problems the simple fact that vote-by-mail is entirely dependent on the postal service—the same outfit that routinely delivers you your neighbor’s mail.

(Read more at The Heritage Foundation)

If these examples do not provide enough reason to doubt the corrupting influence of a loose voting system, consider the next seven articles

If stories of ballot harvesting by politiquerias in the Rio Grand Valley of Texas do not move you or if fraudulent ballots submitted in New York don’t touch your heart, then consider the excesses possible when number of registered voters exceeds by multiples the number of eligible voters. Then apply each of the next six articles after that to your own situation.

When you read about the mail carrier who tampered with vote-by-mail ballots, think of it as if it were your ballot that became invalidated.

When ballots get mailed to groups that should not have them, consider the possibility that they might invalidate your vote. Additionally, although I could paint pictures from the topics of each of the remaining articles, I will not — but I do encourage you to apply each article to your own situation.

Most of all, and somewhat conversely, I would suggest that you consider that we must treat others the way we want to be treated.

  1. An opportunity for fraud: 30K more registered voters than eligible voters in Detroit

OneNewsNow reports that Detroit holds more registered voters than eligible voters.

A government watchdog organization revealed that are more than 30,000 more registered voters on voter rolls in Detroit, Michigan, than there are citizens in the city who are eligible to vote.

As states like Michigan continue to press for mail-in ballots for voters in response to the coronavirus pandemic – and as President Donald Trump continues to challenge the procedure because if its increased vulnerability to voter fraud – Government Accountability Institute (GAI) Research Director Eric Eggers, argues that tens of thousands of ineligible voters could sway the election by receiving, voting and sending in mail-in ballots … especially in Detroit, with its fraudulent voter rolls.

“I do think it’s fair to kind of raise eyebrows and some alarms at what’s happening in a state like Michigan,” Eggers expressed, according to Breitbart News. “Of course, we want people to be able to vote without imperiling their own health, but it’s the problems with the voter rolls, [and] the fact remains that many of the voter rolls in this country, 1-in-8 according to the Supreme Court – 24 million voter registrations are wrong or partially inaccurate.”

Mail-in vote problems already on the radar

The discrepancy on the voter rolls in Detroit is already being litigated.

“In the city of Detroit … according to a lawsuit filed just last year, the city of Detroit itself has over 30,000 more registered voters than citizens of legal voting age,” Eggers recounted. “Thirty thousand people in Detroit at least will receive … an absentee ballot request form, [and] Donald Trump only won Michigan by less than 11,000 votes in 2016, so this is a state that if it flips … the margins are very small here.”

Michigan’s preparations to distribute ballots by mail were met with opposition by the president.

“This week, Michigan’s Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, announced that the state would send absentee ballot applications – not actual absentee ballots – to 7.7 million voters,” Breitbart reported. “In response, President Trump threatened to withhold funding from the state.”

Before touring Ford Motor Company’s plant in Ypsilanti that is currently manufacturing breathing ventilators for COVID-19 protection, Trump argued that Benson’s decision to send absentee ballots to all of the state’s registered voters invites corruption.

“Obviously, there’s going to be fraud,” Trump insisted, according to the Detroit Free Press. “We’re not babies.”

After a meeting with African American leaders at the Ford plant, Trump countered Benson’s contention that there is little evidence of fraud with mail-in votes.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

  1. USPS mail carrier charged with fraud after allegedly tampering with vote-by-mail requests

Breitbart reports on a mail carrier who tampered with vote-by-mail requests.

USPS_truckFederal and state prosecutors in West Virginia announced Tuesday that it they had charged a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier with attempted fraud for allegedly tampering with requests for vote-by-mail absentee ballots.

A joint statement by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell, and Secretary of State Mac Warner said:

Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork, stands charged with attempting to defraud the residents of West Virginia of a fair election. An affidavit accompanying the criminal complaint states Cooper fraudulently altered eight absentee ballot requests in Pendleton County, of which the complaint states he fraudulently changed the party affiliation on five from Democrat to Republican.

“Manipulating one’s absentee ballot or application is not a laughing matter – it’s a federal offense,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “We must protect the integrity of the ballot box, and this demonstrates the aggressive action we will take to do so. It is more important now than ever for voters to watch for unexplained or suspicious marks and/or any other irregularity with their ballot. If something looks suspicious, let us know right away.”

The affidavit states Cooper accessed the ballot requests through his employment as a rural mail carrier. He was responsible for mail delivery in the three towns from which the tampered requests were mailed – Onego, Riverton and Franklin.

According to the affidavit, Cooper admitted to altering some of the requests.

Local news station WTRF reported that the attempted fraud had been caught before it affected the election itself.

(Read more at Breitbart)

  1. Steve Scalise: Mailing ballots to non-citizens Is ‘Definition of voter fraud’

Breitbart quotes Steve Scalise regarding the mailing of ballots to both legal and illegal aliens.

ScaliseAutomated mailing of ballots to all persons on inaccurate voter rolls “is the definition of voter fraud,” said House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), critiquing Democrat proposals to standardize mail-in voting during a Thursday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Marlow noted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) calls to change voting laws under the pretense of public health during the coronavirus outbreak, including proxy voting for members of Congress related to legislation, as well as ballot harvesting and vote-by-mail measures for elections.

“I want to connect some dots here, because Pelosi does not want the House to come back and be able to vote. She wants to have these proxy votes. I think this is all setting up the vote-by-mail narrative, or as we call it, ‘cheat-by-mail.’”

Democrats want ballots sent to everyone without consideration of their legibility to vote, stated Marlow. “Democrats are going to use it to win this election and maybe future elections,” he added.

Economic reopenings of cities and states following coronavirus-related lockdowns make it difficult for Pelosi to justify her advocacy for congressional proxy voting and various forms of remote voting in elections, assessed Marlow.

“You’re seeing some Democrats in Washington that are trying to take advantage of a crisis,” Scalise replied. “We’ve heard that before. We’ve seen their playbook, and they’re trying to do it here.”

(Read more or listen to the podcast at Breitbart)

This tactic has been used by Democrats previously

In 2018, Texas Democrats mailed ballots to illegal alien households with the citizen checkbox already selected. Sadly, due to years of Democrat majorities in Texas and only a once-every-two-year schedule for the convening of the legislature, this act may have been illegal (but had no penalties). Furthermore, the legislature has not met since this infraction.

  1. Rep. Babin on rigged elections: ‘There are fraud investigations going on right now in three states’

Breitbart quotes Representative Babin regarding investigations of voter fraud in three states.

BabinRep. Brian Babin (R-TX) spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Thursday about Wednesday’s final presidential debate in Las Vegas.

In terms of voter fraud, or the election being “rigged,” Babin said, “There are fraud investigations going on right now in three states: Virginia, Indiana, and Colorado. And we know that in Virginia, Gov. McAuliffe tried unsuccessfully to pardon thousands and thousands of convicted felons, and the state Supreme Court shot that down.”

Babin also discussed recent videos from James O’Keefe, as Breitbart News reported, in terms of perpetuating voter fraud: “The second video in James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas investigation of the 2016 election reveals what O’Keefe describes as Democratic Party operatives tell[ing] us how to successfully commit voter fraud on a massive scale.”

When it came to accepting November’s election results, said Babin, “It’s amazing how quickly liberal Democrats forget. Al Gore refused to concede the race in 2000. … They fought it in the Congress. They fought it in the courts. They talked about it for the next eight years.”

(Read more or listen to the podcast at Breitbart)

  1. Tucker Carlson: Mail-in voting and ballot harvesting ‘Massively expands the potential for voter fraud’

The Daily Caller quotes Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson as he points out the history of voter fraud connected to mail-in ballots (including the practice of ballot harvesting).

Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Tuesday that mail-in voting combined with ballot harvesting could lead to massive voter fraud.

Carlson noted on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that President Donald Trump expressed his opposition to mail-in ballots in a Tuesday tweet that began by vowing, “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed.”


“Now for the first time ever,” Carlson said, “Twitter.com, the company, responded directly to one of the president’s tweets. They inserted a link below this one to declare authoritatively that the tweet was false. ‘Get the facts about mail-in ballots …’ The user is taken to a Twitter news page that declares ‘Trump makes unsubstantiated claim that mail-in voting will lead to voter fraud.’”

“That’s the official story. Voter fraud never happens no matter what and it definitely won’t happen with mail-in voting. You are hearing trusted news anchors tell you that — a lot. And they say it like they know it … That’s a lie and we know it’s a lie. Because fraud via mail-in voting already happens.”

But Carlson says mail-in voting combined with ballot harvesting —where a third party collects the ballots — adds up to a grave threat to democracy.

“Harvesters can go to people’s homes — and they do … They pressure them to vote or to vote the right way, or they help a person read through a ballot while nudging them on who to vote for,” Carlson said.

He suggested it would be easy to buy a blank ballot from a voter, to not seal a ballot in its envelope or to eliminate ballots that “don’t vote the right way. We’re not saying that all of these methods of fraud are equally likely … but the point is this: universal mail-in voting with ballot harvesting massively expands the potential for voter fraud.”

“I don’t care what Twitter tells you, that’s true. It’s obvious. And by the way, it’s been documented … It’s not a theoretical risk. Actual voter fraud has happened despite what they tell you all over the country,” the Daily Caller co-founder said.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

This has become absurd when the bastion of free speech sees an institution called Twitter hiding the words of the President and posting what they call a “fact check”

Twitter, Facebook, Google, Instagram, and other social media outlets that have taken it on themselves to edit conservative speech that offends them need to be called one of two things:

  1. They need to be called publishers (and they need to be open to the same types of lawsuits that other publishers have been) or
  2. They need to be called liberal contributors (and they need to be tried for providing in-kind donations to the Democrat, Socialist, and Communist parties of America by standing up for the platforms of those political parties and editing against many other political parties’ platforms).

  1. New Jersey City Council elections face allegations of voter fraud

The Daily Caller points out that a New Jersey City Council has taken acts that have generated allegations of voter fraud.

In a New Jersey city council election that was decided by just a handful of votes, over 3,000 ballots were reportedly set aside, raising questions about the legitimacy of the election.

As elections all over the country are taking place by mail-in ballot due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city council elections in Patterson, New Jersey, have been hit with a slew of allegations of voter fraud.

Earlier this month, the fraud allegations began to surface on the night before the election, after the US Postal Service reported mailboxes stuffed with hundreds of ballots that were improperly bundled, NBC4 reported. The Passaic County Board of Elections released a statement that said “U.S. Postal authorities informed the Passaic County Board of Elections about bundled vote-by-mail ballots within their possession.”

“These ballots have been delivered to the county and set aside,” they added. “Board of Elections Commissioners will determine tomorrow whether these ballots will be counted. Any potential irregularities will be handed off to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.”

In addition to the roughly 800 ballots that were discounted due to allegations of fraud from the US Postal Service, another 2,300 ballots were not counted, according to the Paterson Press. In total, 19% of all the ballots cast were disqualified.

Keith Furlong, a spokesman for Passaic County government, said that the additional 2,300 ballots were not counted due to the county’s practice of comparing signatures on the ballots with those that were on file for the voters, which he said was “part of the normal process,” according to the Paterson Press report.

“This is the first ever all VBM [vote by mail] election,” Furlong told the Daily Caller when asked what could account for the high number of ballots set aside this year.

“Matching of voter signatures is part of the standard process for reviewing ballots, but this is not a ‘normal’ election,” he said.

Of Paterson’s six ward seats that were voted on, four of them had a higher number of votes disqualified than the winner’s margin of victory. This means that in each of those, the discounted votes could have changed the outcome of the election.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Odd that this would happen in primarily Democrat New Jersey

I mean, if we are to believe all of the main stream media narratives, Democrats are as pure as the yellow snow beneath the pack of dogs (or something like that). Surely all of the calls from Democrats to use a form of voting that can easily be turned to fraudulent measures must be just coincidence. Surely our Democrat press wouldn’t lie so blatantly that even many fair-minded Democrats and Independents have started to figure it out.

  1. South Carolina ballots found in Baltimore as voter fraud concerns grow

The Daily Caller reports on ballots from South Carolina found in Baltimore (sounds like a case of “losing” Republican ballots).

A batch of absentee ballots intended for South Carolina voters were spotted in Baltimore, according to reports Wednesday.

Roughly 20 Charleston County absentee ballots were found in Maryland, according to a report Wednesday from The Post and Courier. South Carolina Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire told The Post and Courier that the vendor the state uses to print absentee ballots may not be able to handle the uptick in mail-in-voting that will come as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. South Carolina is set to hold its Republican primary elections on June 9.

“We’re not getting a warm and fuzzy feeling that they can handle this,” Whitmire said. “We are actively seeking sustainable solutions.”

The state is now considering cutting ties with the vendor, according to Emily Opilo of The Baltimore Sun, who also reported that an “entire county” in South Carolina did not receive ballots in the state’s Democratic presidential primary, which took place in February.


The ballot mixup comes as Democrats and Republicans in Washington D.C. battle over funding for mail-in-voting ahead of November’s presidential election. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has proposed $3.6 billion in funding for mail-in voting, which is likely to be rejected by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans, who argue that mail-in-voting increases the likelihood of voter fraud. The Trump War Room tweeted Thursday that the South Carolina mixup is an example of how mail-in-voting weakens “the integrity of our elections.”

A majority of U.S. voters believe that mail-in-voting will lead to increased voter fraud, according to a poll conducted by the Republican National Committee (RNC) earlier this month. The poll found that 62% of voters believe fraud occurs in U.S. elections, while 57% of voters are concerned about the integrity of elections dominated by mail-in-voting.

The conservative Government Accountability Institute (GAI) studied voter rolls in 21 states, and concluded in a 2017 report that as many as 45,000 duplicate votes may have been cast in the 2016 election, while left-wing organizations such as The Brennan Center for Justice have concluded that the rate of voter fraud may be as small as 0.0003 percent and 0.0025 percent.

(Read more at the <Daily Callera>)

For South Carolina ballots to end up in Baltimore, something terribly wrong happened

Maybe one ballot from South Carolina might understandably end up in Baltimore, but for multiple ballots from the same area in South Carolina to end up in Baltimore — that takes coordination that constitutes fraud. This cannot be an accident.

Since this is not a new problem, here is a sampling of articles I blogged about during 2018

On 6 November 2018, I created a blog post about a series of 13 articles on voter fraud during the mid-term elections. Here are the first two articles.

  1. Lawsuit alleges Texas Democrats are registering non-citizens to vote

The Political Insider writes in a 19 October 2018 article how Texas Democrats have registered non-citizens to vote.

Texas Democrats have been accused of asking non-citizens to register and vote according to complaints filed with state and federal officials, even going so far as to send out applications with the citizenship box pre-marked ‘Yes.’

District attorneys and the Justice Department were notified about the applications by the Public Interest Legal Foundation. The group also forwarded a signed affidavit from one individual who said a number of people, who are non-citizens, received the mailing.

Logan Churchwell, a spokesman for the group dedicated to securing the integrity of elections, told the Washington Times, “This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle.”

The mailings, which feature a return address for the State Democratic Executive Committee and a “paid for by the Texas Democratic Party,” were distributed around the Rio Grande Valley region of south Texas.

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Swift move, Texas Democrats. By mailing these pre-filled voter registration forms, you provided talk show fodder for multiple conservative radio hosts, blog posting material for all of us bloggers, and a reason for Republicans to vote.

Four Democrat women steal mail-in ballots from elderly and vote for their favorite candidates

  1. Four women harvest ballots for 2016 Democrat candidates

In an 18 October 2018 Fort Worth Star-Telegram article, a scheme that four women had to harvest ballots for their favorite candidates.

State authorities now allege Sanchez, also known as Leticia Sanchez Pierce, was among four women being paid to target elderly voters in north Fort Worth in a scheme to harvest their ballots for specific 2016 candidates.

Sanchez, a teacher assistant at Como Elementary, is on leave but still employed by the Fort Worth school district, according to Clint Bond, a spokesman for the district.

Sanchez, 57, was indicted last week on 17 counts in connection with the alleged voter fraud operation. Among the accusations were that she marked Garcia’s ballot without his consent and provided false information on applications for mail-in ballots for Garcia and Barela.

(Read more at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Considering the times that Democrats have lectured via Twitter regarding the President’s moral failings, will they admit the moral depravity of stealing elderly citizens’ ballots in order to fraudulently cast votes?

Four problems with focusing only on the coronavirus

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  1. Potential ‘massive wave’ of cancer from avoiding routine medical care

Breitbart shows how cancer cases may come as a wave due to our focus on coronavirus.

A physician in Sacramento, California, said this week the cancellation of regular medical care during the coronavirus pandemic could yield a “massive wave” of cancer patients in the future.

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In an interview with California Public Radio (CapRadio) Tuesday, Dignity Health thoracic surgeon Dr. Costanzo DiPerna said even though Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced in late April that hospitals and healthcare providers could resume some nonemergency medical care, many patients are still not scheduling appointments.

“Many patients are concerned about coming to visit us, to be screened for cancer, to be surveilled for their previous cancers we’ve taken out,” DiPerna explained.

From CapRadio:

What I’m concerned about right now, not just for lung cancer but for all cancers, is are there patients out there that don’t want to come in because they’re afraid of getting COVID-19? And, so, they avoid mammograms, they avoid cat scans, they avoid colonoscopies … Then in two years we’re hit with this massive wave of patients that are all at a later stage of essentially incurable cancers.

In California and many other states, medical visits governors decided are of a “nonemergency” variety have included routine mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and colonoscopies – which often detect cancers at their earliest stages, when they are most treatable.

Similarly, heart valve replacements, angioplasty, and tumor removals have all been delayed because of the orders of many governors as they focused solely on the infections caused by the Chinese coronavirus and associated massive testing and contact tracing expansions.

Hundreds of physicians, led by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), signed a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and the White House Coronavirus Task Force Friday urging the reopening of the nation’s business and schools and warning that delay will show a negative impact on the health of millions of Americans.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This is completely on Democrats

Heath-wise, this is 99% on Democrats. It was primarily Democrats who shut down hospitals from being able to see anything but coronavirus cases. Regarding the lengthing of this pandemic by making the tools needed scarce, it was the Affordable Care Act (voted through by only Democrats) that put a tax on hospital equipment (like ventilators).

It has been only Democrat governors who have placed COVID-19 patients in nursing homes, thus expanding the number of people who have really died of the virus.

  1. Fauci flips on lockdown: Staying home too long could cause ‘irreparable damage’

The Daily Caller tells of the economic damage even a doctor focused on public health could see.

fauciDr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that there could be “irreparable damage” if lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic went on too long.

Fauci explained during a segment of CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report” that there could be numerous unintended consequences to keeping the country shut down longer than necessary.

Fauci began by saying that his position had always been that states and regions should open as they passed certain benchmarks and could do so safely while still protecting the more vulnerable populations.

“We can’t stay locked down for such a considerable period of time that you might do irreparable damage and have unintended consequences, including consequences for health,” Fauci explained, adding, “We are enthusiastic about reopening. I think we can do it in pace that would be reasonable and would get us back as a society from a morale standpoint as well as the economy.”

“I don’t want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for prolonged period of time is the way to go,” Fauci continued. “We had to do that when we had the explosion of cases, but now is the time depending upon where you are and what your situation is, to look at reopening the economy, reopening the country to try to get back to some degree of normal. I’m totally in favor of that if it’s done in the proper way in the appropriate setting.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

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  1. Thousands in Spain protest as their lockdown kills their economy

The One America News Network reports on the economic damage protested in Spain as their leaders continue the lockdown.

SpaniardsProtestThousands gathered in Spain Saturday as part of a nationwide demonstration, where they spoke out against the country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cars and motorcycles could be seen driving in procession through Madrid, honking horns and waving Spanish flags. Protesters demanded officials ease lockdown restrictions, which have been some of the toughest in Europe.

Members from the far-right Vox political party have called for current left-leaning Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to resign over the damaged economy.

“The situation we have at the moment (in) Spain is intolerable. We have an intolerable president, we live in a sociocommunist country. I have had enough. We have to shout it out loud, ‘Out Sanchez and long live Spain!” – Unnamed protester

(Read more at the One America News Network)

The coronavirus issue in Spain and Italy seems to center on an influx of workers, tourists, and investors from China

As has been reported within the blogosphere (e.g., A Sign of Hope, Truth2Freedom, and The Last Refuge), coronavirus made its way into Spain and Italy through a number of routes. First, Italy and Spain had agreements with China regarding trade that commemorated the Silk Road. Therefore, Chinese workers, investors, and tourists came to Italy and Spain en masse from Wuhan (even though China stopped travel from Wuhan to other parts of China).

Therefore, when you also mix in the tendency of progressive cultures to feel through problems rather than think through them, a perfect storm of liberality occurred.

  1. U.S. census launches weekly coronavirus report: 47% jobless, 38% delayed medical treatment

Breitbart reports on the weekly census coronavirus report for the week of 22 May 2020.

The U.S. Census Bureau announced this week that each Wednesday it will post online a survey of American households to measure how people are doing during the coronavirus outbreak on a number of issues, including employment, “food security,” and access to health care.

“The survey is intended to provide crucial weekly data to help understand the experiences of American households during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the announcement of the survey said.

The announcement said:

In this initial release, the Household Pulse Survey Interactive Tool provides data for select indicators at national and state levels. National data also are available in table format. We plan subsequent weekly releases through late July, and will include additional estimates for states and the 15 largest metropolitan statistical areas.

For the April 23-May 5 period, invitations to take part in the survey were sent to 1,867,126 households and a total 74,413 responded (63,003 complete interviews and 11,410 partial interviews).

(Read more at Breitbart)

This is already too high. We need to stop this now.

If suicide levels are at the levels reported by the CDC for that week in May, then things have already gone too far. I don’t care what San Fran Nan says now, just get people back to work.

Suicide, depression, and drug use killing Americans because of coronavirus

Breitbart quotes Peter Navarro regarding the other risks of the shutdown.

NavarroWhite House trade advisor Peter Navarro on Monday sounded off on the stay-at-home orders many states are still under as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

While many are pushing to begin slowly reopening the economy and getting Americans back to work, there are still some pushing back against doing so too early.

Navarro told Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” that the lockdown has been dangerous because it is “indirectly” killing Americans through suicide, depression, alcoholism and drug addiction as many people are losing their jobs.

“The original death estimate was about 2 million Americans dying in the absence of any kind of mitigation or containment, and the president took the very tough choice of entering into a mitigation phase and a containment phase,” Navarro outlined. “It was a manufactured recession that we face. And the estimates would basically take that down to 100,000 to 200,000 deaths. And that is a number that’s still out there. We know what the numbers are today. We’re — we’re just moving through time. We’re trying to simultaneously protect the American people from the effects of the China virus, killing them directly, but it’s also true that the lockdown indirectly kills Americans through the economic effects with a higher suicide rates, depression, alcoholism, drug addiction and all that.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Three more proofs Democrat judges and Kim Ogg need to go

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  1. Suspect on the run after 4 people were shot in Midtown

The Houston Chronicle reported through a 23 May 2020 article on the continued crime spree in the age of Kim Ogg’s released felons.

4shotFour people were injured in a Midtown shooting early Saturday morning, according to the Houston Police Department.

The incident occurred at around 2 a.m. near Anita Street and Travis Street in the proximity of Midtown Park.

HPD officers responded to reports of several gunshots in the area.

“Just after 2.am., one of our patrol officers out here heard some gunfire,” HPD Lieutenant R. Wilkins said. “When he got in the area, he saw a vehicle leave. They got behind it and stopped it real fast. Right after, we started having shooting calls he had dispatched over here.”

When officers arrived upon the scene, they found four men with gunshot wounds. Two victims are in critical condition at an area hospital.

HPD officials say that the suspect is now on the run, and the motive for the shooting is unknown. During the investigation, police discovered that the driver who was pulled over initially was unrelated to the shooting.

“The one we had stopped we don’t believe will be a part of the shooting investigation,” Wilkins said.

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

While this particular crime cannot now be tied to a released felon, it joins a trend

Houston murders and other violent crime have seen a dramatic increase due to Democrat Kim Ogg and the social justice judges (as demonstrated by the following tweets from law enforcement leaders).







We can thank George Soros for the election of Kim Ogg (along with a set of barely-better-than-Democrat Republicans like pro-abortion Devon Anderson and tax-and-spend Judge Ed Emmett).

  1. Brian Bullock, suspect in double murder, gets bail

Michael Berry of KTRH bemoans the release of double-murder suspect Brian Bullock by outlining the facts and linking to a report of the murders.

Investigators say Brian Bullock was free on-bond when they say he murdered his estranged wife and another man who was conducting renovations on her home.

The pair were brutally stabbed to death.

Despite the double capital murder charges, a Harris County judge granted Bullock bond last week and he’s now free.

(Read more at KTRH)



Additionally, Republican District Attorney candidate Mary Nan Huffman comments on Facebook:

Oddly, searches at the local ABC, CBS, and NBC affiliates yield null results (like the screen capture below). It is almost as if the main stream media is trying to cover for the incompetent Democrat judges and Democrat Kim Ogg.
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  1. Alexis Saborit, already wanted for parole violations, now is wanted for intoxication manslaughter

The Houston Chronicle reports on the hit-and-run tactics of this felon.

The driver accused of killing two people during a short-lived police chase in northwest Harris County Monday night had a warrant out for his arrest for evading deputies outside the jail months ago, records show.

Now, 31-year-old Alexis Saborit is facing two felony murder charges. He’s accused of killing 63-year-old Jarvis Taylor and 57-year-old Roosevelt McClendon at the end of the pursuit.

A Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted the driver of a Mercedes Benz car, later identified as Saborit, in the 10000 block of Veterans Memorial Drive driving 61 mph in a 45 mph zone around 9 p.m., authorities said. The deputy tried to pull Saborit over, but he allegedly sped off south along Veterans Memorial.

After crossing West Mount Houston Road, Saborit allegedly pulled into the northbound lanes and drove the wrong way. The deputy followed the driver southbound in the northbound lanes, according to HCSO spokesperson Jason Spencer.

Seconds later, the Mercedes driver slammed into Taylor, who was on a bicycle in the outside lane. The driver continued and crashed head-on into a Buick LaCrosse, driven by McClendon.

The deputy, helped by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper, took Saborit into custody after the crash, Sgt. Simon Cheng said. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Firefighters had to cut McClendon out of his car as paramedics rushed Taylor to a nearby hospital. McClendon was taken to the hospital in an air ambulance.

Both were pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospitals, Cheng said.

Saborit showed signs of intoxication, Cheng said, although it is unclear if that was factored into the felony murder charges. In Texas, anyone who is committing certain felonies while doing something “clearly dangerous to human life” can be charged with felony murder if someone dies during the commission of the underlying crime, according to state law.

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

As soon as this felon violated his terms of probation, he should have been in jail

The first time this man broke the terms of his probation, he should have been put in jail. That would have saved the lives of two people — innocent people — not that Kim Ogg or the social justice judges care.

Answer this: how can Democrats lock U.S. citizens with “stay home, work safe” orders and promote illegal immigration?

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Democrat leaders have a monopoly on the lockdown

Lina Hidalgo, Gretchen Whitmer, Tom Wolf, all Democrats, all extend “stay at home” orders

As posted previously on this blog, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced on 21 May 2020 that her “Stay Home, Work Safe” order would be extended until 10 June.

Similarly, Michigan Governor Whitmer has further extended the stay-home order, as well as restrictions that have shut down many Michigan bhusinesses to limit the spread of the coronavirus outbreak to 12 June 2020.

Likewise, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has extended stay-at-home orders in red counties despite mounting opposition.

These Democrat leaders have promoted policies that encourage illegal immigration

Judge Lina Hidalgo proposes and a narrow margin of Democrats approve a taxpayer-funded plan for “Deportation Defense”

Although violation of immigration law remains a civil (not criminal) offense, Judge Lina Hidalgo proposed and got passed a tax-payer-funded plan for defending illegal aliens, as reported by Houston Public Media.

Harris County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a resolution to create an immigration legal services fund.

lina2The vote was 3-2, along party lines. The resolution, proposed by County Judge Lina Hidalgo, allocates an estimated $500,000 in its first year to help people facing deportation who can’t afford a lawyer. The funds would go toward helping improve due process in the federal immigration system, Hidalgo said.

“The goal is to provide attorneys for immigrants to be able to pursue their case. If it turns out their case has no merit, and they’re not to stay, that’s fine. But they should have a shot at a fair process and they can’t possibly navigate the system, complicated confusing system, without the legal support,” Hidalgo said.

Dallas, Austin and San Antonio have similar city-funded programs in place, but this would be the first county-funded effort in the state and the first program in Greater Houston.

A study by the Vera Institute of Justice found detained immigrants who have a lawyer are 10.5 times more likely to win their case than those without representation.

The report also found that when immigration cases involved women with children, having legal representation improved their odds of winning 14 times.

The county’s next steps are to run a request for proposals from nonprofits likely already working in immigration legal defense, according to the Harris County Judge’s office.

Harris County spends $21 million annually to fund its public defenders office. A large portion of that budget staffs 88 public defenders.

(Read more at Houston Public Media)

Harris County does not provide citizens paid representation when we get sued. Why do illegals get it?

Two things feed into Lina Hidalgo’s need to provide taxpayer-funded legal representation for illegal aliens:

  1. Her need to perpetuate the class struggle of the proletariat
  2. Her need to perpetuate racism (she calls “equity”)

One thing that baffles me is that Democrats cannot seem to see how supporting one side over another (even if done in the name of purported “social justice”) divides us. Rather than giving special advantages to one side over the other, we should promote equality and freedom (not this division and racism).

On the other hand, why do Americans (as opposed to Democrat socialists) vote for this? My answer is simple: we cannot.

Whitmer backs driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

The Detroit Free Press points out how Gretchen Whitmer backs providing drivers licenses to illegal aliens.

WhitmerGov. Gretchen Whitmer appeared to support a change in state law to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, when she gave an impromptu interview to an immigrants rights organization during the Democratic presidential debates in Detroit.

“We need to ensure that everyone’s got a path to getting a license, so they’ve got identification,” Whitmer, a Democrat, said in a video released by the group Movimiento Cosecha after an organizer for the group asked her if she favored issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.

“That’s something that’s important to me, it’s important to our economy, and it’s important to the people of Michigan.”

Michigan passed legislation to ban the practice in 2008 after Attorney General Mike Cox, a Republican, issued a formal opinion in 2007 saying undocumented immigrants could not obtain driver’s licenses. Cox’s opinion reversed a 1995 opinion from former Attorney General Frank Kelley, a Democrat.

Tiffany Brown, a spokeswoman for Whitmer, would not answer directly Friday morning when asked whether Whitmer favors changing state law to allow undocumented immigrants to hold Michigan driver’s licenses. But she did not deny the accuracy of the video and transcript released by Movimiento Cosecha.

“Not sure I’ll have much more to add outside of what the governor said in the video about ensuring that undocumented immigrants have a path to getting an ID,” Brown said in an email.

She did not specify what that path would look like or whether she was talking about a state identification other than a driver’s license. In the video, Whitmer specifically referenced driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.

(Read more at the Detroit Free Press)

Certainly Whitmer sees that a license gives an illegal alien an avenue to the legal

Certainly Whitmer understands that giving the illegal alien a drivers license also gives the illegal alien the possibility of various legal documents (including the ballot); therefore, for Whitmer to play with this idea is the equivalent of playing with a metaphysical gun. She cannot expect to pick this idea up and not draw attacks from those who stand for our freedom.

So, with this information (and with the knowledge that Whitmer has acted as a little dictator in the name of health while Sweden has fared better without a lockdown), freedom-loving people should vote her out.

Governor Tom Wolf seeks the removal of an ICE detention center in Pennsylvania

The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania CBS affiliate Local21News reports that Governor Wolf seeks the closure of the Berks ICE detention center.

WolfWhile target cities wait, advocacy groups continue working to shut down detention centers. Governor Wolf says he wants the Berks County center closed.

“I haven’t had a conversation on the most recent thing,” Wolf said, when asked about the detention center. “Since I’ve been in this position, since I first learned about the Berks County detention center, I’ve been against what they do, I think it’s wrong. It’s immoral, it’s inhumane and I don’t think we should be doing that in Pennsylvania. It gives us a bad name.”

(Read more at Local21News)

Here again, Governor Wolf seems to live to produce oxymoronic situations

Weeks ago, Governor Wolf placed COVID-19 patients in nursing homes in the name of health. Now coronavirus reigns in Pennsylvania nursing homes.

Governor Wolf continues to strangle the economic health of numerous counties in the name of health, but where does he expect the funds for their physical and economic health to spring from?

Governor Wolf wants the average citizen to obey his mandates and probably threatens them with jail time and fines if they do not obey. But for the illegal alien who broke into the country and is competing with our citizens for the resources here, he wants to shut down the ICE center (and probably let them all go).

Oddly, Democrats wonder why people cannot take them seriously.

This is the result of Democrat policies

Illegal alien arrested in deadly-hit-and run as county looks to buck ICE

The Daily Caller reports on one illegal alien in Northern Virginia’s Prince William County (where county officials had decided not to work with ICE).

An illegal alien was arrested in a Northern Virginia suburb for his alleged involvement in a deadly hit-and-run accident and handed over to immigration officials, but local leaders are looking to scrap a program that allows law enforcement to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Officials in Prince William County, Virginia, have debated ending a years-long partnership program with federal immigration authorities, the 287(g) program. The introduction of new jail board appointees is expected to lead to the end of this partnership, according to proponents of the program.

As the debate was occurring this week, an illegal alien was arrested after he allegedly struck a man with his vehicle, killing him, and speeding off, according to ICE. Federal authorities and proponents of the program are pointing to the arrest of this man as a prime example of why the partnership needs to stay in place.

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Walner Alberto Pichinte Echeverria

A 62-year-old northern Virginia man, attempting to cross a road in the early morning hours of May 6, was struck by two vehicles, with the injuries he sustained ultimately causing him to die, according to news outlet Inside NOVA. The second vehicle that struck him as he laid on the road sped away. The Prince William County Police Department identified and arrested 35-year-old Walner Alberto Pichinte Echeverria May 18, Inside NOVA reported.

Pichinte Echeverria, a Salvadoran national, was living unlawfully in the U.S. and was placed in ICE custody on May 21, a spokeswoman for the agency told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

“Walner Alberto Pichinte Echeverria, 35, an unlawfully present Salvadoran national, was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on May 21 by the Prince William County Police Department in Manassas, Virginia, after his arrest May 18 for felony hit and run,” ICE spokeswoman Kaitlyn Pote said in a statement provided to the DCNF.

“On May 19, a designated immigration officer with the 287(g) Program at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center in Manassas, Virginia, trained to identify and process removable aliens with criminal charges, served Pichinte a warrant of arrest and an immigration detainer,” Pote continued. “He remains in ICE custody pending the outcome of his removal proceedings.”

The 287(g) program allows Prince William County to verify the immigration status of suspects who are arrested and charged with a crime. If the individual is discovered to be living in the U.S. unlawfully, they are subsequently handed over to ICE.

The Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center has been a partner in the program since 2007, according to ICE.

The cooperation agreement also allows the agency to pay for most of the tab for immigration enforcement. Critics of the program have argued that local officers shouldn’t expend their own resources to assist federal authorities.

“The goal of 287(g) is to enhance public safety by identifying aliens, lodging immigration detainers, and initiating removal proceedings by issuing charging documents on criminal and removable aliens booked into the jail facility,” ICE said in a statement.

(continued)

The partnership has become controversial among progressive community leaders, particularly in response to the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Prince William County, much like the rest of northern Virginia, has shifted toward the Democratic Party, and the now-Democrat-controlled county board of supervisors may have set the stage to scrap it.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

So, it sounds like there will be no justice for the victims of this hit-and-run

Oddly, Americans have worked for about 60 years to eliminate giving people preference on the basis of their skin color. No longer are there “Whites only” fountains, cafes, or bars. No longer are there “Negroes only” schools or entrances.

However, now Democrats have worked to establish a separate class for the illegal alien. Unlike citizens, illegal aliens seem to have an agreement with police where the illegals are not detained at auto accidents. They don’t find themselves asked about proof of insurance or title.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg must go

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Dolchefino explains why Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg must go

Independent investigative reporter Wayne Dolchefino outlines the nightmare that Kim Ogg has foisted on Harris County by releasing violent criminals

In this video, Wayne Dolcefino starts by interviewing the friends of three people murdered by a felon (Joshua Kelsey) released by Kim Ogg. But, of course, the DA’s office has an excuse for releasing this and many more felons, so Mr. Dolcefino exposes the excuse for what it is: total tripe that was soft on crime. After explaining the violent record of Kelsey prior to his murder spree, Dolcefino goes on to further illustrate Kim Ogg’s soft-on-crime history.

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Since Kim Ogg has been the top law enforcer in Harris County, 344 felons in possession of a weapon have been given deferred adjudication (a get-out-of-jail-free card). Actually, this is a promise by the criminals to behave. However, 5 criminals have gotten this twice.

In order that we might understand, Dolcefino provides specifics on 5 felons who got sweetheart deals from Ogg and then wen on to more violent crime.

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Of the felons Kim Ogg has released, we know that 135 have violated the terms of their deferred adjudication. This needs to end.

Ramadan continues, Corpus Christi pays

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Adam Alsahli shot at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station and earned 72 virgins

Adam Alsahli attacked the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station and injured one female officer according to KMIT of Austin.

The deceased suspect in Thursday’s shooting at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas was a 20-year-old male named Adam Alsahli of Corpus Christi, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the ongoing investigation.

Alsahli drove to an entrance at the naval station and shot a security forces member in the chest, hitting the guard in her bulletproof vest and inflicting non-life-threatening injuries, according to one of the sources.

Alsahli then accelerated towards the gate entrance and crashed into a barrier. After exiting the vehicle, he began shooting, and was shot and killed by naval security forces.

Following the suspect’s death, law enforcement bomb technicians cleared his body and vehicle, but found no explosive devices, one of the sources said.

A preliminary law enforcement investigation into the shooter has identified him as a US resident who was originally born in Syria, and likely a supporter of Salafi-jihadist ideology, according to one of the sources.

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As reported by Corpus Christi NBC afiliate KRISTV, the FBI and SWAT teams went to search the assailant’s home.

The FBI and members of the Corpus Christi Police Department SWAT team raided the home believed to be where the accused Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi gunman lived.

A search of the website Public Data lists a house on the 4600 block of Greensboro Dr. as the residence for Adam Alsahli. The raid at that home on the city’s south side began around 7:30 p.m. Thursday and ended an hour later.

The FBI is the lead agency in the investigation, but it is not releasing any information about the raid.

It’s unclear if agents were simply looking for evidence, or if they were also looking for a possible second suspect in the NAS-CC shooting that FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Leah Graves mentioned in a press conference Thursday afternoon.

Since the American people have been locked down due to preventative measures the left wants to impose, why not take more preventative measures?

Why not deport, starting with Ilhan Omar, all of those who ally with this “religion of peace” that keep stabbing, shooting, and otherwise killing us?

Well, maybe it’s because we live to a different standard than what Islamists hold. Maybe those of us who live in the body of Christ know that we are ambassadors and, unlike the Islamist who seeks 72 virgins, we know we have a hope for a future unburdened by the flesh.

Putting a little method to the Democrat madness

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Democrat Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo extends “Stay Home, Work Safe” orders until 10 June 2020

As reported by the Houston ABC affiliate KTRK, Democrat Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued a ruling by judicial fiat:

idiotinamaskHarris County Judge Lina Hidalgo is expected to sign an order that will extend the county’s ‘Stay Home, Work Safe’ order until June 10.

Her office said the order will align with Gov. Greg Abbott’s current order. On Monday, Abbott announced additional reopenings that included bars and professional sports.

The decision has sparked an online debate, with some saying Hidalgo is trying to keep people safe, while others say the time has come to get on with our lives.

Earlier this month, Hidalgo issued a stay-at-home order just two days after the statewide stay-at-home order expired Thursday April 30. That has since expired on Wednesday.

In a tweet posted by Hidalgo, she wrote, “This is no time to tempt fate. As folks settle into a new normal please remember we don’t have a cure, and people are still getting sick. Keep yourself and your family safe by social distancing as best as you can and avoiding unnecessary contacts.”

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(Read more at the left-leaning KTRK)

This probably has more to do with convincing the population to vote by mail

When we consider the ways Democrat forces have worked to raise fear of  COVID-19, we could count:

From this pattern of trying to scare the American people and provide no hope, what will Democrats do?

We can see an overall pattern of trying to scare the population. But to what end? One possible end would be to push the use of mail-in ballots.

That’s right. Democrats think that you can stand in line at the grocery store and stand in line at the post office, but you cannot stand in line to vote.

Mail-in ballots have at least these shortcomings:

Additionally, Harris County Democrats have made certain that the fox is guarding the hen house

As reported in the Houston Chronicle explains that the bumbling Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman got Christopher Hollins (vice chairman for the Texas Democrat party) appointed as the interim Harris County Clerk.

A Houston lawyer and Texas Democratic Party official will serve as interim Harris County Clerk, taking the reins two months before voters cast ballots in primary runoffs in July.

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Christopher Hollins

Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 3-2 along party lines to appoint Christopher Hollins, vice chairman for the state Democratic party. He will serve until a new clerk can be elected in November.

Incumbent Diane Trautman, who was elected in 2018, announced May 9 she would step down because of health issues. Trautman’s last day is May 31; Hollins will start the following day.

County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis said Hollins’ pledge to serve only on an interim basis factored in their decision.

“I’m committing to him with the understanding that he will bring his skill set to running the best election we can, for the sake of our county and democratic rights of all the residents, and not focusing on advancing personal political ambitions,” Hidalgo said.

Hollins, 33, was selected after 10 p.m., more than 12 hours after Commissioners Court convened, and did not address the body. He said in a statement Wednesday morning he was grateful for the opportunity.

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

Let’s see how appointing the chairman of the committee to defeat Lt. Governor Dan Patrick as election clerk over Dan Patrick’s district goes

Considering that Christopher Hollins most recently lead the committee to defeat Republican Dan Patrick and, now, he oversees the election in that politician’s district — it seems like there is a possibility for dirty tricks.

Are these fifteen stories the last of Biden?

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The unmasking section

  1. Biden’s name on list of those who wanted Flynn ‘unmasked’

OneNewsNow points out through a 13 May 2020 article how Biden’s name was on a list of those who ordered the unmasking of Flynn.

BrennanBidenComeyFormer Vice President Joe Biden, then-FBI Director James Comey and intelligence chiefs John Brennan and James Clapper are among those on a list of names who requested to “unmask” the identity of Michael Flynn during the presidential transition period in January 2017.

The list was declassified in recent days by Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.

As Fox News has reported, Grenell made the decision to declassify information about Obama administration officials who were involved in the “unmasking” of former national security adviser General Michael Flynn — whose calls with the former Russian ambassador during the presidential transition were picked up in surveillance and later leaked.

The document appears to contradict what Biden told ABC News just a few days ago. During the interview, he said he knew “nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn,” and called the topic a “diversion” from the coronavirus pandemic.

But when pressed on that response, Biden had a different answer.

“I thought you asked me whether or not I had anything to do with him being prosecuted. I’m sorry,” he told the interviewer. “I was aware that there was—that they asked for an investigation, but that’s all I know about it, and I don’t think anything else.”

(Look back at OneNewsNow for developments)

I sincerely doubt that Biden was not involved in the investigation of Flynn

If Biden was not involved in the investigation and unlawful prosecution of Flynn, then he is an easily manipulated tool that allows his name to be placed on documents without thinking of the repercussions of making such allowances.

Still, in answer to the question posed at the top of this post (Are these stories the end of Biden?), the answer is no. Being a Democrat means never being accountable (or, said in terms of Love Story, being a Democrat means never having to say you are sorry).

  1. Joe Biden admits he was aware ‘they’ asked for investigation of Flynn

Breitbart reports that Biden admitted being aware that “others” were investigating General Flynn.

Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted Tuesday morning that he had known about efforts to investigate incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in January 2017 — after initially claiming that he did not know about it.

Biden, appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America, was asked by host George Stephanopoulos whether he had known about the investigation, and what was discussed at a crucial Jan. 5, 2017 meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. (Biden had been at that meeting, along with then-FBI Director James Comey and intelligence and law enforcement officials.)

The former Vice President sighed audibly as Stephanopoulos quoted President Donald Trump claiming that the Flynn investigation was “the biggest political crime in U.S. history.” Stephanopoulos also quoted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) asking, “What did Obama and Biden know, when did they know it.”

“So what did you know about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn and was there anything improper done?” Stephanolpoulos asked.

“I know nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn,” Biden said, before accusing Trump of using the issue as a “diversion” from the coronavirus crisis.

Stephanopoulos followed up: “I do want to press that. You say you didn’t know anything about it, but you were reported to be at a January 5th, 2017, meeting where you and the president were briefed on the FBI’s plan to question Michael Flynn over those conversations he had with the Russian ambassador, [Sergey] Kislyak.”

That seemed to refresh Biden’s memory.

“No, I thought you asked me whether or not I had anything to do with him being prosecuted,” Biden said. “I’m sorry. I was aware that there was — that they had asked for an investigation. But that’s all I know about it and I don’t think anything else.”

(Read the defining paragraph at Breitbart)

My best bet says that “they” might be named “Obama”

Since conspiracies are best contained when the number of conspirators is limited, the actions against President Trump (considering that the charges against Flynn and the first allegations of a Russian conspiracy came after Trump was elected) were likely initially limited to former President Obama.

The sexual assault section

  1. Biden caves and pens letter to Senate asking for records on Tara Reade

Townhall discusses how Biden caved and wrote a letter asking the Senate for records on Tara Reade.

BidenAfter directly addressing Tara Reade’s allegations of sexual misconduct against him this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, former Vice President Joe Biden penned a letter to the Secretary of the Senate requesting that documents related to his 36 year tenure in the upper chamber be released. Biden has received criticism for keeping documents under lock and key at the University of Delaware, but it appears that Biden and his advisors believe that any record relating to Reade’s claim would be under jurisdiction of the Senate, after mistakenly claiming that the National Archives would be home to the documents:


“We had understood that the Senate stores records from this office, and from this period, in the National Archives. The Archives now states that the records would have remained under the control of the Senate… I request that you take or direct whatever action necessary to establish the location of the records of this Office, and once they have been located, to direct a search for the alleged complaint and to make public the results of this search…”

This request from the former vice president represents a 180-degree spin from the same candidates’ rhetoric surrounding these allegations during Friday morning’s appearance on MSNBC. Biden claimed complete innocence of Reade’s claims, and insisted that his hidden Senate records contain no relevant information:

(Read more at Townhall)

In addition to all of this flipping and some of the obvious lies, there are other Biden brain farts

With Biden’s ramblings about “tough” named “Corn Pop,” his pontificating over how children were fascinated with the blond hair on his legs, his rant to the college student he branded a “lying, dog-faced pony soldier,” or the times he just loses his words, you would think the people who came unglued about Trump’s trip-ups would have second thoughts. But, all of Biden’s faults are overcome by a need to succumb to Trump Derangement Syndrome.

  1. National Archives Administration refutes Joe Biden: Tara Reade’s alleged complaint wouldn’t go to our records

Breitbart shows us that the National Archives Administration came to refute Biden.

The National Archives and Records Administration on Friday disputed former Vice President Joe Biden’s claim that the record of a sexual harassment complaint allegedly made by former staffer Tara Reade would be in its possession.

Biden, who faces growing pressure on the topic from both allies and the media, told MSNBC’s Morning Joe that there was no truth to claims he either harassed or sexually assaulted Reade while she worked for his Senate office in the early 1990s.

“No, it is not true,” Biden told the show hosts. “I’m saying unequivocally it never, never happened and it didn’t. It never happened.”

The MSNBC appearance marked the first time that Biden has addressed the accusations directly since Reade reemerged last month.

Reade, who worked for Biden’s congressional office between 1992 and 1993, had initially come forward last April to accuse the former vice president of touching. At the time, she told a local California news outlet that she had filed a complaint noting the misconduct with the Senate’s personnel office when it purportedly occurred. In March, however, she claimed there was more to the story, asserting that Biden had pushed her up against a wall, forcibly kissed her, and digitally penetrated her sometime in 1993.

Reade’s accusation of sexual assault has been difficult to corroborate given, that nearly 30 years have passed since the supposed incident. As such, Reade has sought to make public the sexual harassment complaint she allegedly filed in 1993, especially as former Biden staffers claim no such document exists. Reade, for her part, has contended that not only does the complaint exist, but it is likely within the thousands of Senate documents the former vice president donated to the University of Delaware in 2011. Investigative reporter Rich McHugh, Ronan Farrow’s partner on his Harvey Weinstein exposé, says the Biden Papers are likely to contain such a complaint if it exists.

In recent days, pressure has mounted from both progressives and the media for Biden to make those papers public. Most notably, the calls grew on Thursday after it became known that Biden’s campaign staff had accessed the papers for some unknown purpose since he jumped into the 2020 race.

On Friday, in a lengthy statement released ahead of his MSNBC appearance, the former vice president insisted his Senate papers did not hold the key to Reade’s allegation.

“There is a clear, critical part of this story that can be verified. The former staffer has said she filed a complaint back in 1993. But she does not have a record of this alleged complaint,” the statement reads. “The papers from my Senate years that I donated to the University of Delaware do not contain personnel files.”

Biden asserted that it was the “practice of Senators to establish a library of personal papers that document their public record,” including speeches, policy proposals, and legislative text, the former vice president claimed personnel files would not be among the trove of documents.

“There is only one place a complaint of this kind could be — the National Archives,” Biden said, adding that “the National Archives is where the records are kept” from the Senate Office of Fair Employment Practices, where Reade would have filed her complaint to while working on his staff.

“I am requesting that the secretary of the Senate ask the Archives to identify any record of the complaint she alleges she filed and make available to the press any such document,” the former vice president said. “If there was ever any such complaint, the record will be there.”

The National Archives did not respond to requests from Breitbart News before press time. The organization, however, did inform Business Insider that it does not possess records from the Senate Fair Employment Practices offices. Instead, those records are governed by rules crafted by the Senate, which state that they cannot be made public until 50 years after a complaint has been made in order to ensure the privacy of individuals impacted.


(Read more at Breitbart)

Why would anyone think that the National Archives hold scandalous information on a sitting senator?

When the Vice President’s papers are held at the University of Delaware, that would be the place to search (not the National Archives). Of course, Biden and his people likely know that the University of Delaware would be the place where such records would be kept (since those reportedly were scrubbed).

  1. PBS Uncovers More Alleged Victims of Joe Biden’s Unwanted Touching

Breitbart provides a glimpse at how even über-left PBS has found additional victims of Biden’s unwanted touching.

The far-left PBS NewHour interviewed 74 former Joe Biden staffers and uncovered even more women who claim to be victims of the former vice president’s unwanted and inappropriate touching.

These alleged victims are in addition to Biden’s eight accusers and the female Secret Service agents who say Biden exposed himself to them (without their consent) while swimming in the nude almost daily.

To the surprise of no one, however, even with these bombshell revelations, PBS still tries to exonerate Biden and attack Tara Reade — who has credibly accused Biden of a 1993 sexual assault — as a liar.

PBS glosses over its own bombshell findings of further misconduct by Biden, and does so by way of an over-written, exhausting 3,500-word piece of “BenSmithing.” So what you have here is the taxpayer-funded welfare queens at PBS using new evidence of unwanted and inappropriate touching to smear an alleged assault victim who has seven pieces of corroborating evidence.

(Read about PBS’s victim shaming or the evidence at Breitbart)

Considering the continual membership drives & the $25 Million for PBS in Pelosi’s first coronavirus bill, why torture us with victim shaming?

Is it really so important to PBS that Biden win that they have to exalt him even when they know he has attacked women and children? Do they feel that victims really need to be shamed for the good of the nation?

If they do believe either of these propositions, their liberalism isn’t a belief in liberal values. It is personality worship on the left and probably nothing more than a continuation of the cult of Obama.

  1. Biden says he doesn’t know Tara Reade

Lifezette repeats Biden’s claim that he doesn’t know Tara Reade.

Joe Biden is in trouble over the Tara Reade rape charges and the liberal mainstream media is serving as his publicity agent in trying to ignore the charges. Biden’s story has changed repeatedly from “I remember, It didn’t happen” to “I remember her, it was a misunderstanding” to now “I have no recollection of this person…Miss Reade…I did not have sex…or otherwise…with…never heard of…Miss Reade.” Granted, we may have taken liberties with the preceding quote.

Biden is facing a Democrat base and pros who are not happy with his performance so far as a de facto nominee and in answering these charges. So much so that many questions are floating around DC as to whether he will ever actually get the nomination. Pros wonder will somebody else make the case that he is too weak against Trump and snatch the prize from him?

His situation has become harder, as several people have come forth to confirm that Reade told them of the alleged sexual attack immediately after the event. These people, as opposed to associates and semi-witnesses during the Kavanaugh hearings, are not party activists and functionaries working for the Democrats. They are not political at all, but only average citizens trying to do their duty and tell the truth.

However, the truth is not something the press is interested in. Here is their attempt to cover it up for Joe Biden:

“Do you remember Tara Reade who worked there for about a year in 1992-1993?” MSNBC host Laurence O’Donnell asked Biden on Wednesday.

“Well, to be honest with you, I don’t,” Biden responded. “But let me get something clear, when a woman makes a claim that she has been harassed or abused, and this claim has changed… she should be taken seriously. She should come forward, share her story, she should be taken seriously and it should be thoroughly vetted. And in every case, what matters is the truth. The truth is what matters. And the truth of the case is nothing like this ever, ever happened… I give you my word. It never, ever happened.”

Ah, I see, his word is good enough. Funny, the word of every GOP candidate or nominee wasn’t good enough for Joe Biden or the press. Now, this is?

(Read more at Lifezette)

This sounds like an appeal to empathy for the senile old man

Unless Biden has set himself to proving himself unfit for the presidency, it seems that this last quote from Biden might be an appeal that he means to use to get us to empathize for the old man. However, it doesn’t work for me. I don’t want to forgive this old politician for doing what the playboy Trump only joked about during locker room banter.

What gets me is that the pink hats at the marches have seemed now to have disappeared. They cared for about four years now that someone said “grab them …,” but now they don’t want to protest someone who did grab a woman there.

  1. Joe Biden has seven other accusers beyond Tara Reade

Breitbart reports that Tara Reade is the eighth accuser of Joe Biden. Here is what they had on Reade and the first two of the other seven.

Tara Reade is Joe Biden’s eighth accuser, not his first, not his only. The fake news media want you to believe Reade is Biden’s only accuser, and that’s because there is no lie the media will not tell to protect the presumptive Democrat nominee.

But seven other women — seven! — none of them Republicans, have accused Joe Biden of everything from sexual assault to unwanted kissing to inappropriate touching.

  1. Tara Reade

Reade claims Biden sexually assaulted in a hallway while she was working for him in 1993. According to Reade, Biden pinned her against a wall, shoved his hands up her skirt, and his fingers into her vagina. Reade has no fewer than five contemporaneous witnesses who say Reade told them about the assault at or near the time it happened. There is also video of Reade’s anguished mother calling into a 1993 edition of CNN’s Larry King Live desperately seeking advice for her daughter’s problems with a “prominent senator. ”

Biden denies the allegation but is refusing to open his archives at the University of Delaware where a copy of Reade’s sexual harassment complaint might be filed.

Tara Reade is a lifelong Democrat.

  1. Lucy Flores

Last year, Flores, a former Nevada Assemblywoman, accused Biden touching and kissing her:

I felt two hands on my shoulders. I froze. “Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me?” I felt him get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair. I was mortified. I thought to myself, “I didn’t wash my hair today and the vice-president of the United States is smelling it. And also, what in the actual fuck? Why is the vice-president of the United States smelling my hair?” He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head.

Flores is a Democrat.

  1. Amy Lappos

Lappos claims Biden pawed at her during a 2009 fundraiser:

It wasn’t sexual, but he did grab me by the head. He put his hand around my neck and pulled me in to rub noses with me. When he was pulling me in, I thought he was going to kiss me on the mouth.

Lappos is a Democrat.

(Read about the other of the total eight accusers at Breitbart)

Eight accusers when there were not that many (and were no solid witnesses against Kavanaugh) should bring out the #MeToo support for Reade

However, at least in Hollywood and the main stream left, most of the #MeToo crowd have either gone into hiding or shown their lack of logic. One rare exception would be Rose McGowan, who has stood behind Reade from the beginning.

  1. Sixteen reasons supporting a Joe Biden sexual assault on Tara Reade

Breitbart provides 16 reasons that Joe Biden may have sexually assaulted Tara Reade. Here are the first three reasons from John Nolte:

Primarily because I incorrectly believed her story had changed over the course of a year, had moved from unwanted touching to a flat-out sexual assault, I at first had trouble believing Tara Reade’s claim she was sexually assaulted by presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden in 1993.

When Reade originally came forward in April of 2019, she joined about a half-dozen women who have credibly accused Biden of unwanted touching. And I say “credibly” because Biden has serially committed acts of unwanted touching in public. We have countless videos of Biden making women and children uncomfortable with inappropriate hair-sniffing, nuzzling, kissing, and getting handsy.

Now, however, Reade tells a much more lurid and disturbing story of being sexually assaulted by Biden. While working for the then-Delaware Senator while in her mid-20s, she says he cornered her in a hallway, thrust his hands up her skirt, penetrated her vagina, and when she objected, he said something to the effect of, “Come on, I heard you like me.”

Reade further alleges that after she complained, there was retaliation. She lost her job.

So here are the reasons why I now believe Joe Biden sexually assaulted Tara Reade…

  1. Reade Did Not Change Her Story

The allegation Reade changed her story is false. She still claims Biden engaged in unwanted touching but that this was separate from the assault. She also says there’s a paper trail backing up this claim. She filed a complaint against Biden over the unwanted touching — something I will address below.

  1. Experts Say Assault Victims Frequently Don’t Tell the Full Story All at Once

Rich McHugh, one of the investigative reporters who worked with Ronan Farrow to break the Harvey Weinstein story and who says he finds Reade’s allegation “credible,” also says he has seen this before:

“A number of [Weinstein’s victims] didn’t come out with their full story to us at the time,” he states. “For obvious reasons they are wrestling with whether they trust you as a reporter, whether they want to go out with the full horrific story that’s going to be Google-able for the rest of their life.” He asserts many survivors have told him they did not tell their “full story at the time because they didn’t feel comfortable” and that he does not see this as an issue.

And again, Reade did not change her story, she simply added more details.

  1. Reade is a Lifelong Democrat

Reade did support Bernie Sanders during the primary, but why would she risk a second Donald Trump term by continuing to push the issue now that Bernie’s dropped out?

(Read the rest of the 16 reasons at Breitbart)

Sixteen reasons will not sway the normal New York Times reader or TDS sufferer (who are usually one in the same)

Nonetheless, my favorite out of this list is the video clip of Tara’s mother calling Larry King (a clip that has now been found despite the best efforts of Google).

  1. Poll shows Joe Biden damaged by Tara Reade assault allegation

John Nolte at Breitbart points to a recent poll that showed how Joe Biden has been damaged by the assault allegations by Tara Reade.

The increasingly credible allegation Joe Biden sexually assaulted Tara Reade in 1993 has taken a toll on the former vice president’s poll numbers.

“Voters Sour on Biden as Reade Allegations Find Higher Platform,” reports Morning Consult.

The numbers show Biden’s favorability rating with this specific pollster is now upside-down by five points. Only 43 percent view Biden favorably (a dip of two points since the end of April), while 48 percent view him unfavorably (an increase of three points).

“The slide resulted in Biden’s net favorability among women falling underwater for the first time since the nadir of his primary campaign in February, with 46 percent viewing him unfavorably and 44 viewing him favorably,” the pollster says; and that slide, they believe, is a direct result of the Reade allegation finally penetrating the news cycle.

Biden has lost a net of six points with women since this same poll was last taken at the end of April.

Donald Trump is viewed more favorably by voters, but only by a single point — 44 percent compared to Biden’s 43 percent. Trump’s unfavorable rating, however, is five points higher than Biden’s: 53 percent compared to Biden’s 48 percent.

If the election were held today, Biden would beat Trump by only three points, 42 percent to 45 percent.

A full 13 percent remain undecided.

The poll was conducted between May 4 and May 10 with 27,754 registered voters. The margin of error is one percent.

As hard as the corporate media are trying to protect Biden from Reade’s credible allegation, it is obviously not working. An earlier poll found that 64 percent said they had heard something about Reade story, a story that has been either dismissed in the establishment media or lied about as a means to protect Rapey Joe.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Naturally, this is a poll you have never heard mentioned on the news

Furthermore, unless Bernie starts another push for the White House before or during the Democrat Convention, you will never hear a cross word about Joe Biden until after the election (if even then).

  1. Seven pieces of corroboration that back up claim Joe Biden assaulted Tara Reade

Breitbart also reports seven corroborating pieces of information around the Tara Reade assault. Here are the first four bits of corroborating information:

Tara Reade is Joe Biden’s eighth accuser and has something Christine Blasey Ford never had: actual corroboration backing up her claim the former vice president engaged in sexual misconduct with her in 1993, including the allegation of a violent sexual assault.

According to Reade, while she was working in Biden’s Senate office in 1993, the presumptive Democrat nominee sexually harassed her and then sexually assaulted her. Reade says the assault occurred when Biden pinned her against a wall, shoved his hands under her skirt, and then forced his fingers into her vagina.

Biden denies all wrongdoing.

Reade, a lifelong Democrat, further claims she filed a complaint about the harassment and was fired in retaliation.

While the establishment media have done everything in their corrupt power to dismiss and demean Reade,  local media and independent investigative reporters like Rich McHugh have not only taken Reade’s allegation seriously, they have come up with a convincing amount of corroboration.

Here’s the corroboration that has so far been uncovered…

  1. Corroborating Witness Lynda LaCasse

LaCasse told McHugh that in 1995 or 1996, Reade told her about Biden’s alleged assault.

“I remember her saying, here was this person that she was working for and she idolized him,” LaCasse told McHugh. “And he kind of put her up against a wall. And he put his hand up her skirt and he put his fingers inside her. She felt like she was assaulted, and she really didn’t feel there was anything she could do.”

“She was crying. She was upset. And the more she talked about it, the more she started crying. I remember saying that she needed to file a police report.” “I don’t remember all the details,” LaCasse added. “I remember the skirt. I remember the fingers. I remember she was devastated.”

LaCasse is a Biden supporter.

  1. Corroborating Witness Lorraine Sanchez

Sometime between 1994 and 1996, Sanchez say Reade told her “she had been sexually harassed by her former boss while she was in D.C., and as a result of her voicing her concerns to her supervisors, she was let go, fired.”

Sanchez doesn’t recall if Reade mentioned Biden specifically.

  1. Corroborating Witness Collin Moulton

Moulton is Reade’s younger brother. McHugh says he spoke at length to Moulton and drilled down into his story that Reade told him about Biden’s alleged assault at the time. McHugh found him “extremely credible.”

  1. Corroborating Witness Anonymous

McHugh spoke to a friend of Reade’s who wishes to remain anonymous. She confirmed Reade told her about the alleged assault at the time. McHugh also found her “extremely credible.”

(Read the other three pieces of corroborating evidence at Breitbart)

Except for these links in Breitbart, I have never heard the opposing side

Is this the working of a healthy debate in a balanced democracy? Or is this the ranting of those who generate propaganda for the Democrat-Socialist state?

  1. If Biden were a true woman’s advocate, wouldn’t he stop supporters from harassing Tara Reade?

Breitbart pointed out how Tara Reade has been the focus of online harassment since making sexual assault claims against Joe Biden.

Tara Reade, the former Senate aide to former Vice President Joe Biden who alleges that the presumptive 2020 Democrat president nominee sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, is facing a barrage of online harassment, according to a Fox News interview with Reade on Saturday.

“I find it astounding — the hypocrisy that Democrats are talking about women being able to tell their story safely,” Reade said. “I’m a Democrat, a lifelong Democrat, but yet here I am trying to talk about my history with Joe Biden and I’m just the target of online harassment.”

Fox News reported on the harassment, including fake social media accounts in Reade’s name:

Reade told Fox News that the home address of a family member was plastered online and that person received four “creepy” calls on Friday night, all within 30 minutes, from an unknown number.

In two voice messages obtained by Fox News, a caller appeared to have posed as a journalist seeking to speak with Reade.

“Hi Ms. Reade, this is Dave Johnson from the Observer, a small New York newspaper,” the voice says before laughing uncontrollably, later saying “Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself” and “Trump 2020.”

In the second voice message, which was the third attempt at calling Reade’s family member, the caller says: “Hey Tara, this is Dave Johnson with the Observer and I would really love, I’d really appreciate a call back so we can discuss your new powerful allegation against Vice President Biden. I think you’re setting a tone and underscoring a double standard put forth by the Me Too movement, so I’d really appreciate it if you could just call me back, give me a couple of quick questions.”

Fox News also obtained an email sent to Reade from someone using the name Linda Dubois who called Reade a “f—king whore” and a “disgrace to womanhood” for speaking out against Biden.

“You are a rip-roaring b—h and the great majority of Americans don’t believe you anyhow… I hope you drop dead,” the email said.

Fox News reported that Jon Cooper, a former chair of the Democratic Coalition, questioned if Reade was “unbalanced” or “was driven by malicious motives” on Twitter.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Other than Biden’s willingness to support the murder of women in the womb, what qualifies him as a woman’s advocate?

This is a question that I would like to have answered and, because of my current leanings, may not be able to see. Therefore, if you can answer it, please do.

  1. Court Documents from Tara Reade’s 1996 divorce mentions the alleged sexual assault by Biden

Breitbart reported how court documents backed up Tara Reade’s claims of sexual assault.

Court documents from Tara Reade’s 1996 divorce proceedings indicate that she told her ex-husband about the alleged sexual harassment she faced while working for Joe Biden’s Senate office in the early 1990s.

The San Luis Obispo Tribune reported on Thursday that it had obtained a 1996 declaration filed by Theodore Dronen, Reade’s ex-husband, contesting a restraining order she filed against him after he had begun divorce proceedings. Dronen’s filing was in response to claims Reade made about having been a victim of domestic violence and sexual harassment when initially seeking out the order.

At the time Dronen disputed a number of the statements Reade made about their relationship, according to the Tribune, claiming her “traumatic” experiences while working for Biden had colored her “perception and judgment.”

“At the early stages of our dating, [Reade] felt comfortable confiding in me as we both worked for members of Congress,” the declaration reads. “On several occasions [Reade] related a problem that she was having at work, in U.S. Senator Joe Biden’s office.”

“It was obvious that this event had a very traumatic effect on [Reade], and that she is still sensitive and effected [sic] by it today,” the declaration adds.

Reade, who worked for Biden’s congressional office between 1992 and 1993, had initially come forward last April to accuse the former vice president of unwanted touching. At the time, Reade told a local California news outlet that she had filed a complaint noting the misconduct with the Senate’s personnel office when it purportedly occurred. Her story, however, changed in March, with Reade claiming that Biden had pushed her up against a wall, forcibly kissed her, and digitally penetrated her sometime in 1993.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Few other proofs can be more solid than court documents

Therefore, what similar proof do you have, Mr. Biden? When Justice Kavanaugh underwent the hearings that included Christine Blasey-Ford, it seems that a certain Joe Biden suggested that the judge should have to prove himself.

Mr. Biden, why not accept your own former standard? Why not prove your innocence?

Joe Biden’s lack of a platform section

  1. Joe Biden Says He Won’t Pardon Trump if Elected

Breitbart says that, although Trump has not been convicted of anything, Joe Biden says he will not pardon Trump. Here is the kernel of the interchange between O’Donnell and Mr. Malaprop.

LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: And this is helping us get in all the more questions. So, that’s a commitment. Mr. Vice President, you’re saying that where ever the investigative trail might lead, whether that be an investigative trail pursued by the Justice Department against Trump officials, Trump associates, administration officials — whether those are congressional investigations — that’s hands-off for you, you’re not going to say, “Let’s just let bygones be bygones”?

BIDEN: It’s hands-off, completely. Look, the attorney general of the United States is not the president’s lawyer — it’s the people’s lawyer. And you remember when you were there with Pat Moynihan. We never saw anything like the prostitution of that office, like we see it today. It is not something the president is entitled to do, to direct a prosecution and/or decide to drop a case. That’s not the president’s role or responsibility. It’s a dereliction of his duty.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Since President Trump was not found linked to Russia, maybe Biden is projecting

Since Mueller and the “resistance” never were able to establish an untoward connection between the Trump campaign or administration that the resistance didn’t create, maybe Biden has started to project his own culpability into his view of President Trump.

  1. Biden’s VP search puts the spotlight on how long he’ll serve

Breitbart points to the defining nature of Biden’s VP search.

Seventy-seven-year-old Joe Biden says he would like to be a “transition” from President Donald Trump to younger, rising Democratic figures has longed to win the White House for more than three decades. If he finally makes it thereafter November’s election, he’s already talking about leaving.

In an effort to ease concerns the 77-year-old presumptive Democratic nominee has said he wouldn’t seek reelection if his mental or physical health declined. He has also referred to himself as a “transition candidate,” acting as a bridge to a of leadership.

Biden is rarely known for sticking to a script, and the comments are evidence of his candid style. But they’re also contributing to intense speculation about who is best positioned to lead the party after him.

“We do have a longer bench as Democrats, a younger bench in terms of elected leadership all across the country,” said Democratic strategist L. Joy Williams, chairwoman of Higher Heights PAC, which promotes and supports African American women as candidates and officeholders.

Biden has not ruled out running for a second term, in part because such an explicit pledge would immediately render him a lame duck in Washington, where political capital will be needed to manage the recovery.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Of course, the expectation is that you are electing the VP as President

The way Biden has been campaigning, it seems the Vice President could credibly enact Article 25 on 1 February, if Biden were elected.

  1. Biden: We don’t need Latinos to win

Townhall comments on Biden’s claim that he doesn’t need the Latino community to beat President Trump.

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is coming under fire for their Latino outreach efforts or rather lack thereof. As more than 32 million Latinos are expected to vote in November, Biden’s campaign has failed to rectify the Obama administration’s tough deportation policies for illegal aliens, POLITICO reported.

Instead of attempting to reach out and form a relationship with this group of voters, Biden’s campaign appears to be turning a blind eye to Latinos, at least that’s what Democratic operatives believe.

“I do not think that the Biden campaign thinks that Latinos are part of their path to victory,” Jess Morales Rocketto, the former digital organizing director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, told POLITICO.

According to The Week, more than 20 Democratic operatives believe Hispanics are vital to Biden’s success this November, especially in states like Arizona and Texas that could be flipped. But the operatives don’t see outreach efforts or any kind of ground game from the Biden campaign. The Wuhan coronavirus pandemic has made that outreach even more difficult.

From POLITICO (emphasis mine):

The campaign has refused to release statistics on the diversity of its staff — details many of his former opponents shared early in the primary — and a majority of a dozen recent high-level hires were white. And Biden has neither spoken to nor been formally endorsed by one of the highest-profile Latino politicians in the country, Julián Castro, since he won.
Biden had a tense relationship with many Latino groups during the primary, stemming largely from his connection to the Obama administration’s aggressive deportation policy. The former vice president recently acknowledged that that policy was misguided and he has moved toward progressives on immigration.

But the campaign’s disconnect with Latinos appears to be based more on lack of execution than on policy. Cash-strapped coming out of the primary and hemmed in by the coronavirus, its efforts to reach Latino voters have been lackluster, critics in the community say. The fact that Latinos weren’t central to his primary strategy has meant Biden’s campaign has more ground to make up.

“Right now I can’t tell what their strategy is with the Latino community. I just don’t see it,” said one Latino lawmaker who requested anonymity to speak candidly. “They have a lot of people out there willing to help, but they’re not engaging many people outside of the ones who were part of their campaign originally.”

All of this will come down to whether or not Biden is able to win over Latinos who once supported progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). As of now, Sanders enthusiasts are not thrilled with Biden as the presumptive nominee.

(Read more at Townhall)

Four stories on how Harris County Democrats protect felons, not citizens

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  1. Man with two felony personal recognizance bonds and a history of 68 arrests stabs a 80-year-old woman to death before he is killed — and the press won’t even initially identify him

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg had released a man on two felony personal recognizance bonds (notwithstanding that he had previously been arrested 68 times) when he stabbed Rosie Cook. The murder was roundly reported on multiple outlets (but not the murderer’s name — despite the fact he was put down shortly after the crime).

However, thankfully, the whole story (including the perpetrator’s record and bond status) was reported by former Houston City Council member and current broadcaster Michael Berry of KTRH on the morning of 18 May 2020.



As if to protect Democrat Ogg, all Houston news outlets (for example, the Houston Chronicle) refused to identify the murderer or his record posthumously. The only way I found out about it was to listen to conservative radio.

Until the morning of 19 May 2020, I did not hear that Randy Russell Lewis was the murderer and had been arrested 68 times prior to the stabbing of Rosie Cook (thanks to Michael Berry, again). By that time, the left-leaning forces at the Houston Chronicle finally released the murderer’s name. However, in another attempt to cover for the Democrat Ogg, the Chronicle blamed the release of the murderer on an unnamed judge.

Thank God that we have talk radio hosts that look up documents

On the morning of 19 May, Michael Berry read portions of court documents from the last trial of Randy Lewis. During those proceedings, Kim Ogg, acting on behalf of the State of Texas, asked for a reduction in sentence for Mr. Lewis (which, of course, allowed Randy Lewis to be out and available to stab Rosie Cook). When the podcast to Michael Berry’s 19 May 2020 show becomes available, I will likely link to it or will link to any documents his show posts.

The questions that spring up in all of this include:

  • Why don’t outlets like the local ABC affiliate, the CBS affiliate, the NBC affiliate, or even the local fish wrap (aka the Houston Press and the Houston Chronicle) provide a robust debate on this subject? Aren’t there two sides to be explored?
  • Why does it take Andy Kahan of Crime Stoppers appearing on various media outlets, Chris Blayney of AM 700 KSEV, and Michael Berry broadcasting on AM 740 KTRH to spread the news of the incompetent district attorney and the social justice judges? Why can’t the main stream media news outlets join in?
  • Why does it seem that the local media are only cheerleaders for local Democrats? While I do eventually hear about the stupid things that Sheila Jackson-Lee says, I never hear them from the local media.

  1. Local law enforcement outraged suspect was out on 8 felony bonds before high-speed chase

Houston NBC affiliate KPRC reports that a man who had 8 felony bonds was released on bond by Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.

Houston-area law enforcement has long been voicing its concerns over what police say is a revolving door criminal justice system that forces them to chase the same crooks repeatedly. The latest case to draw criticism involves a suspect in a high-speed chase Monday.

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas Ryan Patrick jumped into the verbal fray on Twitter.

“The wholesale release of dangerous felons in Harris County is outrageous,” Patrick wrote on Thursday. “My office works every day with local police to keep these guys off the street if there is an appropriate federal charge. SDTX is putting every resource we have into local violent crime.”

Outside the Houston Police Department headquarters, Chief Art Acevedo rattled off a litany of charges filed against Clayton Bryant, who led police on the chase through southeast Houston.

“This is a guy that is out on eight bonds in Harris County,” he said. “It’s time for the judges in Harris County to decide who they come to work for.”

Harris County records show Bryant, 36, is facing more than a dozen charges including assault of a public servant, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, evading arrest and aggravated robbery. His criminal history dates back to 2001.

“He has 14 felony cases pending, and he’s got a rap sheet that would wrap around the Astrodome,” said President of the Houston Police Officers’ Union Joe Gamaldi.

Gamaldi

Gamaldi was so incensed he blasted Bryant’s record and mug shot all over social media. Patrick responded to one of Gamaldi’s tweets.

Two weeks ago, KPRC 2 Investigates reported the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives filed federal gun charges against Adan Campuzano. The federal charges came after Campuzano, a convicted felon, was released on a personal bond in Harris County and racked up new charges.

If 14 pending felony cases are not enough to keep a someone in jail, there will never be enough to cause Kim Ogg to keep anyone in jail

As this entire post demonstrates, there are no considerations Kim Ogg will bring up when she wants to keep someone out of jail. Never mind their violent past. Never mind their misuse of firearms.

Meanwhile, Kim Ogg keeps the office busy looking …

  1. Houston man accused of triple murder was free due to Kim Ogg “sweetheart deal”

Houston NBC affiliate KPRC reports that a man accused of a triple-murder has a lengthy criminal history and still got a “sweetheart deal” with Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.

The man arrested on Thursday in connection to a triple-homicide has been charged with murder and capital murder, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

Joshua Kelsey
Joshua Kelsey

Sean Teare, with the District Attorney’s Office, said Joshua Kelsey, 35, could be facing life without parole or the death penalty after he allegedly shot four men on Wednesday night, killing three of them.

The first shooting was reported about 8:15 p.m. in the 14200 block of Bridgeport Road near Danfield Drive. Houston Police Department Assistant Chief Troy Finner said Kelsey, met with two men at that location. After an altercation, Kelsey shot both men, Finner said.

The victims were rushed to the hospital where one was pronounced dead and the other was taken into surgery, Finner said.

Police said Kelsey stole the victims’ car and drove to a home in the 5230 block of Kelling Street about three miles away. About 8:36 p.m., police said Kelsey forced his way into the home and shot a man in his 60s. The victim was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The third shooting took place just after 9 p.m. at a home in the 13500 block of Hooper Road near Almeda Genoa Road. Finner said Kelsey walked into the home and shot a man in his late 40s. The victim was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

With a number of the murder cases centering on drug violence, why would Ogg let him out?

The only way we in Harris County can fix this will be to turn out in big numbers and vote out Kim Ogg and all Democrat social justice judges.

As pointed out by the President of the Houston Police Officers’ Union:

  1. Javious Kearney

The Houston Police Officers’ Union produced the following post regarding Jarvious Kearney:

What more can you say than, “Why would Kim Ogg let this man out?”

Obama disapproves of something he did

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Obama pardons James Cartwright, a general who lied to the F.B.I. in a leak case

With a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show, we see the New York Times reported in a 27 January 2017 article how President Obama pardoned General Cartwright, who lied to the FBI.

GeneralCartwrightPresident Obama on Tuesday pardoned James E. Cartwright, a retired Marine Corps general and former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. about his discussions with reporters about Iran’s nuclear program, saving him from a possible prison sentence.

General Cartwright, who was a key member of Mr. Obama’s national security team in his first term and earned a reputation as the president’s favorite general, pleaded guilty late last year to misleading investigators looking into the leaking of classified information about cyberattacks against Iran.

He was due to be sentenced this month. His defense team had asked for a year of probation and 600 hours of community service, but prosecutors had asked the judge overseeing his case to send him to prison for two years.

Now, the retired general will be spared such punishment.

Both General Cartwright and his lawyer, Gregory Craig, a former White House counsel to Mr. Obama, thanked the president in statements. “The president’s decision is wise and just, and it achieves the right result,” Mr. Craig said. “It allows General Cartwright to continue his life’s work — to serve, protect and defend the nation he loves. It allows the nation to continue to benefit from his vast experience and knowledge.”

General Cartwright left government in 2011. The leak investigation that ensnared him began in June 2012, when David E. Sanger, a reporter for The New York Times, published a book, “Confront and Conceal,” and an article in The Times that described Operation Olympic Games, an American-Israeli covert effort to sabotage Iranian nuclear centrifuges with a computer virus. F.B.I. agents came to believe that General Cartwright had also been a source for a February 2012 Newsweek article that discussed cyberattacks against Iran.

But when F.B.I. agents interviewed the retired general about the book and articles, he initially lied about his discussions with the journalists, according to a government sentencing memo.

The memo said the agents showed the general emails that contradicted his account, and he passed out and was hospitalized. Several days later, when the interview resumed, he changed his account of the discussions.

General Cartwright’s defense team has argued that he spoke with the reporters in order to shape stories they had already reported and to try to prevent publication of more damaging information. Prosecutors had cast doubt on that theory, arguing that he did not articulate this approach when they interviewed him.

But in a background briefing with reporters, a senior White House official said Mr. Obama had made his decision in part because of General Cartwright’s description of his motive, as well as because of a letter by Mr. Sanger saying that he had already learned about the program before speaking to the general and that the conversation with the general informed his thinking about which information to withhold.

In a statement, Mr. Sanger said he was “happy to see that President Obama has taken this step,” reiterating that he had had “many sources, from around the world” and that General Cartwright had “showed concern that information damaging to U.S. interests not be made public.”

Mr. Sanger added: “The Times has frequently said that stories like this one are critical to helping Americans understand how decisions on vital national security matters are made. Leak investigations have the effect of making people less willing to talk, and the result is often a loss for our democracy.”

In November, General Cartwright agreed to a plea deal to bring an end to the four-year investigation in which he pleaded guilty to misleading the F.B.I., but not to the unauthorized disclosure of information. At his plea hearing, he said that it was “wrong” to have misled the F.B.I. and that he accepted full responsibility.

(Read more at the New York Times)

What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, and Obama’s goose is cooked

The best two summaries of the situation can be found in Tim Poole’s Timcast (refer to the video below), the commentary by Jonathan Turley, and the article by the Wall Street Journal.

Then the former President complained about about General Flynn being let off of the charge of lying to the FBI

Obama blasts DOJ’s decision to drop Flynn case

MSN reports in a 10 May 2020 article how the former President complained after General Flynn had the charges dropped due to prosecutorial misconduct.

Former President Obama in a private call with former members of his administration lambasted the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision this week to drop the charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

“The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed – about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn,” Obama said in an audio clip that was obtained and released by Yahoo News.

“And the fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic – not just institutional norms – but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk,” the former president said. “And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.”

Several people confirmed the comments made on the call obtained by Yahoo News to The New York Times, with one person telling the paper that Obama was in “quite the mood.”

Obama mislabeled Flynn’s charges; he wasn’t charged with perjury but rather with lying to the FBI. Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to federal agents about conversations he’d had with a Russian diplomat during the presidential transition.

But on Thursday, the DOJ moved to drop the charges against Flynn.

“I’m doing the law’s bidding. I’m doing my duty under the law, as I see it,” Attorney General William Barr told CBS News in an interview Thursday. Barr dismissed the notion that he dropped the case at President Trump’s behest, though Trump called the attorney general “a man of unbelievable credibility and courage” following the decision.

Obama’s comments are some of the harshest he’s levied against the Trump administration, as the former president has for the most part remained tight-lipped about most of the administration’s decisions.

On the private call, Obama also went after the White House’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“It would have been bad even with the best of governments,” Obama said, referring to the pandemic that has killed 75,000 people in the U.S.

“It has been an absolute chaotic disaster when that mindset of ‘what’s in it for me’ and ‘to heck with everybody else’ … is operationalized in our government,” he added.

(Read more at the MSN)

These seem like the rants of a guilty person

For especially the reasons laid out by Professor Turley, these statements by Obama seem to be nothing less than an excuse for acts done in the dark.

Obama audio on General Flynn looks incriminating

The One America News Network reports on an audio tape purportedly revealing a conversation where Obama attacks the Trump presidency.

President Trump has sounded the alarm on what he’s referred to as “Obamagate.” The matter unraveled Sunday in a string of tweets re-posted by the president, which accuse former President Barack Obama of speaking against him.

The allegations stem from leaked audio files circulated online, which allegedly capture Obama during a private phone call with former White House staffers.

In the audio you can hear what’s believed to be Obama criticizing the Trump administration and then vowing to rally behind Joe Biden.

(Read more at the One America News Network)

Obamagate will be the thing that ties Russia, Ukraine, Obama, and Biden

Breitbart outlines some of the problems that come up with Obamagate.

President Donald Trump on Sunday repeatedly challenged former President Barack Obama for investigating him and his winning campaign before leaving office.

The president shared several messages on Twitter that criticized the ex-president.

“He got caught, OBAMAGATE!” Trump wrote.



Trump was triumphant after the Justice Department decided to drop the prosecution of his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. But the president was also angered at his predecessor.

Other anti-Obama memes the president shared noted “Watergate will look like a parking ticket!”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Jonathan Turley points out the problems with Obama’s arguments in the leaked recording

With a hat tip to the NWO Report and the Chris Salcedo Show, Jonathan Turley pointed out the logical and legal fallacies hidden in Obama’s reasoning.

The Obama statement is curious on various levels. First, the exhaustive search may have been hampered by the fact that Flynn was never charged with perjury. He was charged with a single count of false statements to a federal investigator under 18 U.S.C. 1001. I previously wrote that the Justice Department should move to dismiss the case due to recently disclosed evidence and thus I was supportive of the decision of Attorney General Bill Barr.

Second, there is ample precedent for this motion even though, as I noted in the column calling for this action, such dismissals are rare. There is a specific rule created for this purpose. Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 48(a) states the government may dismiss an indictment, information or complaint “with leave of the court.” Moreover, such dismissals are tied to other rules mandating such action when there is evidence of prosecutorial misconduct or fundamental questions about the underlying case from the view of the prosecutors. I wrote recently about the serious concerns over the violation of Brady and standing court orders in the production and statements of the prosecutors in the case.

Third, there is also case law. In Rinaldi v. United States, 434 U.S. 22 (1977) which addressed precedent under Petite v. United States, 361 U.S. 529 (1960) dealing with the dangers of multiple prosecutions. There are also related cases in Bartkus v. Illinois, 359 U. S. 121 (1959), and Abbate v. United States, 359 U. S. 187 (1959). The Rinaldi decision involved a petitioner convicted of state offenses arising out of a robbery, who believed that the government should have moved to dismiss a federal offense arising out of the same robbery under the Department’s Petite policy. The Court laid out the standard for such motions. The thrust of that controversy concerned double jeopardy and dual jurisdictions. However, the point was that the rule is key in protecting such constitutional principles and that courts should be deferential in such moves by the Department: “In light of the parallel purposes of the Government’s Petite policy and the fundamental constitutional guarantee against double jeopardy, the federal courts should be receptive, not circumspect, when the Government seeks leave to implement that policy.”

There are also lower court decisions on this inherent authority. For example, in the D.C. Circuit (where the Flynn case was brought), the ruling in United States v. Fokker Servs. B.V., No. 15-3016 (D.C. Cir. 2016) reaffirms the deference to prosecutors on such questions.

(Read more at Jonathan Turley)

If there is anyone who I would trust (outside of my own circle), it would be Jonathan Turley

The legal opinions of Professor Turley seem not to be affected for his preference for left-leaning candidates like Hillary Clinton; rather, they display only the affects of history and logic.

Tim Poole outlines the case for Obamagate in Timcast

The Wall Street Journal points to the mistakes in Obama’s references to Flynn

The Wall Street Journal points out how Obama made several mistakes in his reference to the Flynn case.

Barack Obama is a lawyer, so it was stunning to read that he ventured into the Michael Flynn case in a way that misstated the supposed crime and ignored the history of his own Administration in targeting Mr. Flynn. Since the former President chose to offer his legal views when he didn’t need to, we wonder what he’s really worried about.

“There is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free,” Mr. Obama said in the Friday call to about 3,000 members of the Obama Alumni Association. The comments were leaked to Yahoo News and confirmed by Mr. Obama’s spokeswoman to the Washington Post and other outlets. Mr. Obama added: “That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic—not just institutional norms—but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk. And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.”

Even discounting for Mr. Obama’s partisan audience, this gets the case willfully wrong. Mr. Flynn was never charged with perjury, which is lying under oath in a legal proceeding. Mr. Flynn pleaded guilty to a single count of lying to the FBI in a meeting at the White House on Jan. 24, 2017 that he was led to believe was a friendly chat among colleagues.

As for “scot-free,” that better applies to former President Bill Clinton who lied under oath in a civil case and was impeached for perjury but was acquitted by the Senate. We understand why Mr. Obama wouldn’t bring that up.

(Read more at the Wall Street Journal)

This will not be the last of this, no matter how the press tries to cover it up

As much as the press will work to cover this up (and, considering how Chuck Todd deceptively edited the video of Bill Barr to make him sound like he was not applying the rule of law against Flynn, they will try to obfuscate and lie about the truth of Obama and his sedition.

Five stories and supporting articles on death and coronavirus

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  1. NIH Chief: Coronavirus Lockdowns in U.S. May Trigger Suicides

Breitbart reports that the NIH Chief suggests that continued lockdowns may trigger a flood of suicides.

DrCollinsThere is a clear and present danger that lockdown measures aimed at stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus may fuel mental health issues like suicides, Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), warned this week.

During an interview published by the medical news outlet STAT on Tuesday, Dr. Collins acknowledged that quarantine measures like social distancings, currently impacting more than 95 percent of U.S. residents, may increase mental health illnesses, particularly suicides, in some areas, telling STAT:

It is interesting that if you look back over history, when we have had other times of major national stress, it looks as if, for the most part, actually, illnesses, and even mortality, seems to actually not be as bad during those situations.

But that’s not true of specific areas, and particularly with suicide, one worries about the people who already are struggling with depression, and then are put in a circumstance of being isolated from others. That’s exactly the wrong thing.

So that’s one more reason why we need to figure out [the health consequences of the lockdowns] in a safe way, and an evidence-based way how we can get ourselves back out there again, because people are suffering with this.

Dr. Collins’ comments came in response to STAT asking about his views on Trump’s prediction that there is a real health cost to keeping people cooped up in their homes for long periods.

“I think we do have to take that seriously,” the director of the NIH, a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said about Trump’s warnings.

The director also noted that the NIH is working to determine the expected health consequences from the ongoing coronavirus lockdowns, saying:

We set up a series of 10 significant trans-NIH research initiatives, bringing together all of the best and brightest leaders that we have around us — virtually, of course — to try to address things that we would all want to know about the consequences of this as well as ways that we can help end it.

Obviously, that includes things like vaccines and therapeutics, but one of those initiatives is very much about the mental health consequences of what this has done, socially, by asking people to stay at home for long periods of time, losing those face-to-face personal connections.

Citing U.S. government and independent assessments, Breitbart News has acknowledged early this month that the financial crisis triggered by the coronavirus lockdowns will likely increase deadly drug abuse and suicides, particularly among the unemployed.

The leftist mainstream media, however, had a meltdown over Trump’s warnings of surging suicides if nationwide social-distancing guidelines that have closed many non-essential businesses and have triggered a spike in unemployment stay in place.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Remember Obamacare (where the Congress got exemptions)

Democrats have proven time and time again that they do not care about your health in any way. They have sided with the Chinese over this coronavirus just because it worked as a political football against the President and the Republicans.

Additionally, despite all the “we are all in this together” advertisements, they don’t give a flying rip about your mental health.

One thing that I find odd within all of the politically-related articles in this string is the observation that Democrats either denied or stood against claims that further shutdowns would result in higher suicide rates. What do they think will happen when people lose their jobs, max out their credit cards, become more isolated than usual in this already isolated society, and then get a continual mantra of “isolate, isolate, isolate?”

  1. Study: Coronavirus Shutdowns Could Lead To 75,000 ‘Deaths Of Despair’

The Daily Caller provides an 8 May 2020 article telling of a study that points toward suicide caused by the despair of coronaviurs.

Government-mandated shutdowns over the coronavirus pandemic could lead to as many as 75,000 deaths, a new study shows.

The study published Friday by Well Being Trust (WBT) found that the pandemic could cause an additional 75,000 “deaths of despair,” including deaths from suicide and drug overdoses. The study identified the cause of these deaths as “unprecedented economic failure paired with massive unemployment, mandated social isolation for months and possible residual isolation for years, and uncertainty caused by the sudden emergence of a novel, previously unknown microbe.”

Benjamin Miller, WBT’s chief strategy officer warned that the country cannot continue to ignore the collateral damage being caused by the coronavirus.

“Undeniably policymakers must place a large focus on mitigating the effects of COVID. However, if the country continues to ignore the collateral damage—specifically our nation’s mental health—we will not come out of this stronger,” Miller wrote. “If we work to put in place healthy community conditions, good healthcare coverage, and inclusive policies, we can improve mental health and well-being. With all the other COVID-related investments, it’s time for the federal government to fully support a framework for excellence in mental health and well-being and invest in mental health now.”

The study found that 27,644 people will die from deaths of despair under the best case scenario, while over 150,000 could die under the worst case scenario. The study identified the country’s skyrocketing unemployment rate as a leading factor contributing to these deaths, writing that “Unemployment is an undeniable risk factor for suicide and drug misuse as well as decrease in overall health status.” The U.S. unemployment rate currently sits at nearly 15%, its highest rate since the Great Depression. Most of the U.S. economy has been closed since March, although some states have recently reopened in an attempt to stave off economic catastrophe.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Rather than figuring out how to keep the shutdown, get us back to work

The deaths that essentially result from isolation, loss of income, and lowering of activity can be minimized by just getting more people back to work. Not necessarily just handing out money, but getting people to do something that produces a product that they can point to and smile.

However, what does Nancy Pelosi do? She holds up programs that would benefit small businesses in ways that would allow those small businesses to retain their employees. What did she hold the program up for? One item on her list of give-a-ways was the a gift of $25 million to the Kennedy Center, a place where only the richest in the Washington D.C. area can afford to attend. Once the gift went through, the Center fired the musicians for the Center. That’s a Democrat’s compassion for the little guy.

  1. Suicide mortality and coronavirus

The Journal of the American Medical Association discusses suicide mortality and coronavirus and wonder whether the raising numbers will create a perfect storm.

Suicide rates have been rising in the US over the last 2 decades. The latest data available (2018) show the highest age-adjusted suicide rate in the US since 1941.1 It is within this context that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) struck the US. Concerning disease models have led to historic and unprecedented public health actions to curb the spread of the virus. Remarkable social distancing interventions have been implemented to fundamentally reduce human contact. While these steps are expected to reduce the rate of new infections, the potential for adverse outcomes on suicide risk is high. Actions could be taken to mitigate potential unintended consequences on suicide prevention efforts, which also represent a national public health priority.

COVID-19 Public Health Interventions and Suicide Risk

Secondary consequences of social distancing may increase the risk of suicide. It is important to consider changes in a variety of economic, psychosocial, and health-associated risk factors.

Economic Stress

There are fears that the combination of canceled public events, closed businesses, and shelter-in-place strategies will lead to a recession. Economic downturns are usually associated with higher suicide rates compared with periods of relative prosperity.2 Since the COVID-19 crisis, businesses have faced adversity and laying off employees. Schools have been closed for indeterminable periods, forcing some parents and guardians to take time off work. The stock market has experienced historic drops, resulting in significant changes in retirement funds. Existing research suggests that sustained economic stress could be associated with higher US suicide rates in the future.

Social Isolation

Leading theories of suicide emphasize the key role that social connections play in suicide prevention. Individuals experiencing suicidal ideation may lack connections to other people and often disconnect from others as suicide risk rises.3 Suicidal thoughts and behaviors are associated with social isolation and loneliness.3 Therefore, from a suicide prevention perspective, it is concerning that the most critical public health strategy for the COVID-19 crisis is social distancing. Furthermore, family and friends remain isolated from individuals who are hospitalized, even when their deaths are imminent. To the extent that these strategies increase social isolation and loneliness, they may increase suicide risk.

Decreased Access to Community and Religious Support

Many Americans attend various community or religious activities. Weekly attendance at religious services has been associated with a 5-fold lower suicide rate compared with those who do not attend.4 The effects of closing churches and community centers may further contribute to social isolation and hence suicide.

Barriers to Mental Health Treatment

Health care facilities are adding COVID-19 screening questions at entry points. At some facilities, children and other family members (without an appointment) are not permitted entry. Such actions may create barriers to mental health treatment (e.g, canceled appointments associated with child restrictions while school is canceled). Information in the media may also imply that mental health services are not prioritized at this time (e.g, portrayals of overwhelmed health care settings, canceled elective surgeries). Moreover, overcrowded emergency departments may negatively affect services for survivors of suicide attempts. Reduced access to mental health care could negatively affect patients with suicidal ideation.

Illness and Medical Problems

Exacerbated physical health problems could increase risk for some patients, especially among older adults, in whom health problems are associated with suicide. One patient illustrated the psychological toll of COVID-19 symptoms when he told his clinician, “’I feel like (you) sent me home to die.”5

Outcomes of National Anxiety

It is possible that the 24/7 news coverage of these unprecedented events could serve as an additional stressor, especially for individuals with preexisting mental health problems. The outcomes of national anxiety on an individual’s depression, anxiety, and substance use deserve additional study.

Many studies document elevated suicide rates among medical professionals.6 This at-risk group is now serving in the front lines of the battle against COVID-19. A national discussion is emerging about health care workers’ concerns about infection, exposure of family members, sick colleagues, shortages of necessary personal protective equipment, overwhelmed facilities, and work stress. This special population deserves support and prevention services.

Firearm Sales

Many news outlets have reported a surge in US gun sales as COVID-19 advances. Firearms are the most common method of suicide in the US, and firearm ownership or access and unsafe storage are associated with elevated suicide risk.7 In this context, issues of firearm safety for suicide prevention are increasingly relevant.

Seasonal Variation in Rates

In the northern hemisphere, suicide rates tend to peak in the late spring and early summer. The fact that this will probably coincide with peak COVID-19 prevention efforts is concerning and deserves additional study.

Suicide Prevention Opportunities

Despite challenges, there are opportunities to improve suicide prevention efforts in this unique time. Maintenance of some existing efforts is also possible.

Physical Distance, Not Social Distance

Despite its name, social distancing requires physical space between people, not social distance. Efforts can be made to stay connected and maintain meaningful relationships by telephone or video, especially among individuals with substantial risk factors for suicide. Social media solutions can be explored to facilitate these goals.

(Read more at the Journal of the America