Potential recount problems for Democrats

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Arizona election audit update

The New American informs us of the conflicting reports concerning the 2020 election as the audit seems ready to come to a close.

ArizonaAuditConflicting reports are swirling around the historic Arizona Maricopa County election audit, which is nearing its completion. The full-hand recount of roughly 2.1 million certified ballots cast in the state’s largest county during the 2020 presidential and U.S. Senate elections is on track to finish by the end of June. Counters have reportedly recorded all the regular ballots cast, with only Braille, overseas military, and duplicated ballots left to tally.

As of Sunday, Republican lawmakers from 13 states — among them Washington, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Wisconsin, and Michigan — have toured Phoenix’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum, where the forensic audit is taking place, to get a sense of how they might conduct similar audits in their jurisdictions.

Arizona GOP chairwoman Dr. Kelli Ward tweeted over the weekend that “#AmericasAudit is soon to be #AmericasAudits! Arizona is leading the way to #ElectionIntegrity in America.”

The battleground states of Pennsylvania and Georgia could start their own audits as early as next month, reported the Gateway Pundit.

“In Georgia, there will be a court hearing next Monday for Fulton County’s ballots. An audit of Fulton County absentee ballots could start within 2 or 3 weeks after,” Georgia elections expert Garland Favorito told the outlet. As long as there is no more delay in the courts.

Yet on Friday, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland seemed to rebuke the ongoing effort in Arizona to ensure election integrity, commenting during a speech at the Justice Department that the Department of Justice “will apply scrutiny to post-election audits to ensure they abide by federal statutory rights and requirements to protect election records and avoid intimidation of voters.”

Garland further promised federal “guidance explaining the civil and criminal statutes that apply to post-election audits,” remarks that sparked an acerbic response from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who wrote a caustic letter to Garland, effectively telling him to stay out of the state’s way.

In the letter, Brnovich accused Garland of “display[ing] an alarming disdain for state sovereignty as defined under the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution and the election provisions in Articles I and II.”

Brnovich continued, “My office is not amused by the DOJ’s posturing and will not tolerate any effort to undermine or interfere with our State Senate’s audit reassure Arizonians of the accuracy of our elections. We stand ready to defend federalism and state sovereignty against any partisan attacks or federal overreach.”

In a sharp conclusion, Brnovich stated that “Arizona will not sit back and let the Biden administration abuse its authority, refuse to uphold laws, or attempt to commandeer state’s sovereignty.”

(Read more and see Brnovich’s tweet at the New American)

Thank heaven that at least one state respects the role it holds in election integrity

Since the Supreme Court seems uninterested in upholding its part in disputes between states, at least one state has shown an interest in defending its voting rights against federal incursion.

Georgia election official admits chain of custody documents are missing for 2020 election absentee ballots

The Western Journal reports that a Fulton County, Georgia official has admitted that chain of custody documents do not exist for a number of 2020 election absentee ballots.

In the months following the Nov. 3 presidential election, Fulton County, Georgia, has remained at the center of talks regarding potential voter fraud.

Voters were reminded of that controversy on Wednesday when a Fulton County election official reportedly admitted that chain of custody documents for absentee ballots placed into drop boxes had been lost.

In other words, in the aftermath of one of the most controversial elections in U.S. history — in one of the most contested counties of that election — it appears that officials have lost important documents showing how thousands of ballots got from point A to point B.

Speaking with The Georgia Star News, the election official admitted that “a few forms are missing” and that “some procedural paperwork may have been misplaced.”

Due to an Open Records Request, Fulton County was required to produce roughly 1,565 absentee ballot transfer forms for ballots deposited into drop boxes, but the county failed to produce as many as 385 of those forms, according to The Star News.

Reportedly, the total number of absentee ballots whose chain of custody documents were included among the 385 missing forms was 18,901, which is over 6,000 votes more than the 11,779 vote margin of Joe Biden’s victory in the state, according to the official count from NBC News.

On Monday, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that, because of the election official’s recent admission, this issue “will be investigated thoroughly.”

(Read more at the Western Journal)

An apology shows there is fault, but an apology is not enough

We need to have things set right in places where there was obvious cheating.

Cartoons for the week

America goes woke

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Biggest threat to America

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Garland’s list

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If lost

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Match of 2021

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Biden’s review at the G7

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Biden inflation

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Omar to Pelosi

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Threat to the American budget

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Critical Race Theory gets criticized by credible critics

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Columbia University graduate who fled North Korea draws connections between CRT and Marxist life

The Epoch Times reports on a woman who fled communism only to be inflicted with the same ideology at college in the United States.

A North Korean defector who graduated from New York’s Columbia University drew an alarming similarity between what is being taught on the American campus and the propaganda of the Kim regime.

In 2007, 13-year-old Yeonmi Park and her mother fled across the border to China, where they were sold into slavery by sex traffickers. Two years later, with the help of Christian missionaries, they escaped to Mongolia across the Gobi desert before settling in South Korea.

Park was transferred to Columbia from a South Korean university in 2016. She said she was struck by the Ivy League school’s anti-West and anti-American sentiment, which brought back memories of her childhood under the communist, totalitarian regime.

“At Columbia University, literally every professor was saying the problems that we have in today’s world is because of white men [and] how they colonized Africa [and] Asia, that’s how they mess up everything and they are the ones who needs [sic] to be blamed,” Yeonmi told Fox News.

“And I couldn’t believe it,” she continued. “Am I sitting in North Korea’s classroom or in America’s classroom? I couldn’t believe why people were hating their own people that much.”

Park told host Sean Hannity that she viewed the United States as a nation of free thought and free speech, only to find out she had to censor herself on an American campus.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

We should not be surprised that Democrats have provided a template for racial discrimination in CRT

Democrats were the party of slavery, Jim Crow, and segregation. Go look at the laws crafted by Joe Biden in the mid-70’s. These laws were crafted to protect White communities.

Now that Democrats have determined to give the nation a socialist turn, their focus on pitting groups against each other works to distract us from their other actions (taxing, controlling, etc._).

Virginia mother who endured Maoist China blasts school board’s critical race theory initiative

In a 10 June 2021 Washington Examiner article, we see how a woman who survived Mao’s “cultural revolution” spoke out against a school board’s critical race theory initiative.

A mother in Virginia who survived Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution in China before immigrating to the United States slammed a local school board during a public meeting on Tuesday over its backing of critical race theory.

The theory, which claims “racism is a normal and ordinary part of our society, not an aberration,” according to a seminar developed by Fordham Law School’s Center on Race, Law, and Justice, has gained traction in public school curricula since the summer of unrest following the death of George Floyd in May last year.

“I’ve been very alarmed by what’s going on in our schools,” Xi Van Fleet told the Loudoun County School Board. “You are now teaching, training our children to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history.”

The mother compared the theory to a form of “neo-racism,” adding, “This is indeed [the] American version of the Chinese Cultural Revolution,” a purge led by Mao that left 500,000 to 20 million people dead from 1966 to 1976. The vast discrepancy in fatalities is due to the lack of historical record surrounding the revolution.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Mao murdered millions with his cultural revolution, what will Biden do?

Do we need to look over our shoulders for the FBI just because of our skin color? What if I happen to be a light-skinned Hispanic? Do I need to carry my genealogical charts with me to prove my ancestry?

And should that matter in today’s America?

Black mother compares critical race theory in schools to KKK tactics

The Washington Examiner reports through a 13 May 2021 article on a Black mother who spoke out against CRT.

A Black mother took aim at critical race theory during a local school board meeting, comparing the education to tactics used by Nazi Germany and the Ku Klux Klan.

“Critical race theory is not an honest dialogue, it is a tactic that was used by Hitler and the Ku Klux Klan on slavery very many years ago to dumb down my ancestors so we could not think for ourselves,” Shawntel Cooper said at the Loudoun County School Board meeting Tuesday. “Critical race theory is racist, it is abusive, it discriminates against one’s color. … You can not tell me what is or is not racist.”

The fiery rebuke came as parents at the district, one of the richest in the nation, have recently begun fighting back against plans to adopt a “culturally responsive” curriculum framework that called on the district to dismantle “white supremacy.”

Cooper was not the only parent to speak out at the meeting, with other parents voicing concerns about the district’s Diverse Book Collection, which is supposed to be an initiative to expose students to authors of different races, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

One group of parents read aloud passages from Monday’s Not Coming, a sexually explicit book that at one point described a girl being assaulted. The parents argued that if reading the passage of the book made the school board uncomfortable, it wasn’t appropriate for students.

“If this is inappropriate for me to read to you, this is inappropriate for our children,” one parent said. “Get these dirty books out of our schools.”

Other books parents complained about included My Princess Boy, which tells the story of a young boy who likes wearing dresses and playing with girls’ toys that was included in the kindergarten curriculum. A junior in high school, meanwhile, could choose to read Whatever: Or How Junior Year Became Totally F$@cked, the story of a teenage boy who faces internal crisis after drunkenly kissing another male.

“Schools should not be imparting their belief structure on our children. That should be left to the parents to share their values, morals, and ethics in a family setting,” one parent said. “That is the most important. Those should be for the parents to impart to their children, not the school.”

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Will Merrick Garland take heed to these admontions?

Will this matter a whit to Merrick Garland or will he start his 6 January 2021 witch hunt nonetheless?

 

Democrats prove themselves the party of anti-science

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Florida 10-year-old boy asks Martin County School Board to lift mask mandate and gets voted down

Fox News points to a 10-year-old’s plea to the Martin County School Board meeting as proof of the effect of COVID restrictions on our children.

A 10-year-old Florida boy slammed his local school board during a public meeting last week, calling the district’s mask mandate unfair to kids during an emergency session on reopening guidelines.

The boy, later identified as John, begins by describing himself as a student at Felix A. Williams Elementary school in Martin County.

“Please make masks optional today,” he said. “It would be so awesome to end the school year on a really happy note like that.”

Following his remarks, the board voted 4-1 to keep masks mandatory for only the 12 remaining days of the current school year. Masks will become optional for summer school students beginning June 1.

In two minutes and 43 seconds, John makes an appeal to the board to end the mandate, claiming that an unmasked teacher has repeatedly ordered him and other students to keep their masks on when they attempt to drink water outside.

“She had her mask down the entire time while she was yelling at us, which makes me and all my friends very mad,” he said. “This happens a lot, and it seems unfair teachers take their masks off while they yell at us kids and that we need to pull ours up. I asked my mom if there is a word for this, and she said there is: ‘hypocrisy.’”

He said extended mask-wearing gave him headaches and made him feel “claustrophobic,” and argued that masks often stick to his face in the Florida heat, causing him anxiety and stress. 

“All of this seems unfair, and it doesn’t make sense,” the boy told board members. “I miss seeing people’s faces. I miss the way things used to be. I’m scared they’ll never go back to normal. Breathing freely doesn’t seem like something we should have to ask any other people for permission for.”

(Read more at Fox News)

That the school district would vote down the boy’s request should not surprise anyone

Autocratic institutions like school districts (where the power of the vote is blunted by oddly-scheduled votes and voting blocks of school employees) can afford to ignore the will of the people until they hit a nerve.

With the overreaching COVID stuff and now the pushing of critical race theory, the educrats may have hit a nerve.

Biden grandstands for the LGBTQ+ crowd by using COVID to beat down communities of faith

Connor Semelsberger of the Family Research Center tells us how Joe Biden has used COVID to make himself look better to the LGBTQ+ crowd by beating down people of faith.

shotAs the country faces a crossroad of crises, from a national gas shortage to rising inflation, President Biden has made clear his priority is the liberal social groups that got him elected not the American people. Monday, to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Biden doubled down on his support for the Equality Act. He argued that the Equality Act is necessary because “COVID-19 and rising authoritarianism around the world continue to widen economic, social, and safety gaps for LGBTQI+ people.”

People on both sides of the aisle from the Women’s Liberation Front to a group of African-American clergy have made clear that the Equality Act would allow LGBT rights to be used as a sword against people of faith rather than a shield to protect those facing discrimination. Furthermore, how damaging the Equality Act would be to life, family, and religious freedom cannot be reiterated enough. This bill impacts nearly every facet of American law, and there is no fix or compromise that will prevent this bill from threatening First Amendment freedoms.

While the administration did not offer any evidence that people who identify as LGBT have faced further discrimination under COVID-19 in their public statement, there’s more than enough evidence to show that people of faith — both at home and abroad — have been threatened during the virus. At the height of the pandemic last year, there were reports of countries like India using the coronavirus as a means to further persecute Christian minorities. Christians were put on the front lines with the most contagious because they were considered expendable.

Looking back at 2020, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) detailed the impact of the pandemic on religious minorities worldwide. In Sri Lanka, authorities required those that died from COVID-19 be cremated — including Muslims whose religious beliefs prohibit the use of cremation. In Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, officials blamed the spread of COVID-19 on Shi’a religious communities. Around the globe, Jewish communities faced the same accusations. The list could go on and on.

(Read more at the Family Research Center)

Nothing says science-denial like denying the denial of X-genes and Y-genes

If you are born with two X chromosomes, you will be a girl. If you are born with both an X and Y chromosomes, you will be a boy.

But, of course, there is also the claim by Democrats and their allies that people can invent their own genders.

To me, it sounds rather like becoming their own gods. When you consider that Comrade Biden is offering up the religious rights of others so that these can become their own gods, it seems quite ripe.

Judge issues order against Biden administration for alleged racial discrimination in COVID-19 restaurant relief

The Blaze points out how America First Legal was able to get a temporary restraining order against the Biden administration due to discriminatory COVID-vaccination plans implemented by the administration.

A federal judge in Texas has issued a temporary restraining order against the Biden administration’s Small Business Administration after a lawsuit accused the government of racial discrimination in the distribution of COVID-19 relief funds.

America First Legal, a legal group founded by ex-senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller, filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Texas restaurant owner who lost revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic and claims the SBA’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund unconstitutionally discriminates against white males by prioritizing women and minorities to receive $28.6 billion in restaurant relief funds as part of the American Rescue Plan.

The lawsuit claims Biden’s coronavirus relief plan orders the SBA “to discriminate among restaurants according to the race and sex of the owner” by instructing the administration to “‘prioritize awarding grants’ to businesses owned by women and racial minorities'” during the first 21 days of the program.

“These race and sex preferences are patently unconstitutional, and the Court should promptly enjoin their enforcement. Doing so will promote equal rights under the law for all American citizens and promote efforts to stop racial discrimination,” the lawsuit claims.

SBA lawyers argued in legal filings that the Restaurant Relief Fund had a “compelling government interest” in “remedying the effects of past and present discrimination” by “supporting small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged small business owners … who have borne an outsized burden of economic harms of [the] COVID-19 pandemic.”

But U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas agreed with AFL’s argument in his opinion enjoining Biden’s SBA to process the white restaurant owner’s application for relief and stop prioritizing some applicants over others based on race or sex.

“Plaintiffs are likely to succeed on the merits of their claim that Defendants’ [the Biden Administration’s] use of race-based and sex-based preferences in the administration of the RRF violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution,” O’Connor wrote.

(Read more at The Blaze)

Odd that Biden would try racially discriminating against restaurant owners and then farmers

When this race-based discrimination by the Biden administration got denied, you think that his asperations to discriminate would be killed. However, it seems that Biden also was trying to use racial discrimination in the distribution of farm benefits.

 

Socialist Democrats seem to practice an “opposites day” mentality

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Never mind this rhetoric, Biden pretends there should be no difference between the U.S. and Russia

Biden: Putin is right that US-Russian relations are at the “lowest point in recent years”

The Epoch Times reports on the words of Joe Biden as Biden exits the G-7 meeting for a meeting with Putin.

US-POLITICS-BIDEN-ECONOMY-JOBSPresident Joe Biden said he agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assessment that U.S.-Russia relations are at a low point.

“Let me make it clear I think he’s right it’s a low point, and it depends on how he responds to acting consistent with international norms, which in many cases he has not,” Biden told reporters at the conclusion of a Group of Seven (G-7) leaders’ meeting in the UK.

The president was referring to a comment made by Putin last week to NBC News where he said, “We have a bilateral relationship that has deteriorated to its lowest point in recent years.”

Biden said the United States will not try to facilitate a conflict with Russia, saying that the two nations can try to reach agreements on certain, key issues.

“We are looking to resolve those actions which we think are inconsistent with international norms, number one. Number two, where we can work together, we may be able to do that in terms of some strategic doctrine that may be able to be worked together, we’re ready to do it. There may be other areas. There is even talk there may be the ability to work together on climate,” Biden told reporters Sunday.

In recent months, the United States has slapped sanctions on Moscow over its alleged role in the SolarWinds cyberattack that affected multiple federal agencies as well as Russia’s alleged interference in recent U.S. elections.

Biden also responded to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton administration staffer, in March when he asked if he thinks Putin is “a killer.” Biden replied, “I do.”

During his NBC News interview last week, Putin said Biden’s comment is “not something I worry about in the least.”

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

Considering the ways Biden has bowed to Russia, we cannot expect much resistance of Putin

Of course, there was the attack on the Colonial Pipeline where Biden issued no statement against Russia. No sanctions. No action. Then came the cyber attack on JBS. Again, no sanctions. No action. Then, months after cancelling the Keystone Pipeline in America and Canada, Biden removes the sanctions from the Nord Stream 2. All the money Russia invested in Biden seems to have been well spent.

Amid all of the happy talk on the news concerning the economy and American faith in Biden, businesses fail

Almost 40% of small businesses have been put under by the COVID shutdowns

PJ Media points out in a 14 June 2021 article how almost 40% of small businesses have been put out of business by the COVID shutdowns.

COVID shutdowns championed by U.S. governors and D.C. bureaucrats are responsible for destroying nearly 40% of small businesses since the virus was unleashed on the world—and we know now that it was for little to no damned good reason. A study by the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences revealed recently that shutdown orders made little to no difference in COVID’s impact. From the abstract of the study:

“Previous studies have claimed that shelter-in-place orders saved thousands of lives, but we reassess these analyses and show that they are not reliable. We find that shelter-in-place orders had no detectable health benefits, only modest effects on behavior, and small but adverse effects on the economy. To be clear, our study should not be interpreted as evidence that social distancing behaviors are not effective. Many people had already changed their behaviors before the introduction of shelter-in-place orders, and shelter-in-place orders appear to have been ineffective precisely because they did not meaningfully alter social distancing behavior.” [Emphasis added]

And it should have been evident for those caring to look.

While bureaucrats gave Walmart, Costco, Lowe’s, and other big-box stores “essential” status, allowing them to stay open during the COVID pandemic, 38.9% of America’s small businesses, the providers of most of the country’s jobs, were forced to close based on fear, hackneyed social-distancing rules, early ignorance about transmission, and an insatiable desire by governors to micromanage the affairs of men.

(Read more at PJ Media)

So this has been Kabuki theater

This has been nothing but shadow theater — the shutting down of businesses, the keeping people home, the show of just-in-time aid from the government, and the rest. 

If not for the Democrats needing to get rid of Trump, we could have treated this like the last bad flu season.

Democrats think themselves silenced when they talk to millions

Rashida Tlaib says she doesn’t have freedom of speech (in a tweet to her 1.4 million followers)

The Daily Caller comments in a 10 June 2021 article on the idiocy of Rashida Tlaib’s contention that she has been silenced.

Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib claimed that Muslim women in Congress don’t have freedom of speech in a Thursday tweet to her 1.4 million followers on Twitter.

Tlaib’s comments came in response to House Democrats condemning Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar for creating a false equivalency between the U.S., Israel and groups like Hamas and the Taliban, who are engaged in terror activities. Omar herself clarified that she did not intend her original statement to equivocate, but Tlaib came to her defense and attacked House Democrats for criticizing Omar.

“Freedom of speech doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress,” she argued.

“The benefit of the doubt doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress. House Democratic leadership should be ashamed of its relentless, exclusive tone policing of Congresswomen of color.”

Omar equated the U.S. and Israel with terrorists in a Monday tweet.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Then again, in the Democrat party, boy is girl, wrong is right, White is dark …

Based on Democrat standards (which are none), one could easily say that Tlaib has been silenced when she speaks to her millions.

 

News about the Google Gulags and Big Tech Bastions of Liberalism

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Google’s YouTube suspends Ron Johnson from uploading videos for seven days over hydroxychloroquine claims

Fox News reports in a 11 June 2021 article on the shutdown of Senator Ron Johnson videos that do little more than summarize information provided Anthony Fauci through the now-infamous emails.

RonJohnsonSen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., has been suspended from uploading videos to YouTube for seven days and had a video of a speech talking about early treatments to COVID-19 removed by the video-sharing giant.

The video removal and upload ban came after two videos of Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearings he led on early experimental treatments to the novel coronavirus, such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin.

Johnson told Fox News that “YouTube’s ongoing COVID censorship proves they have accumulated too much unaccountable power.”

“Big Tech and mainstream media believe they are smarter than medical doctors who have devoted their lives to science and use their skills to save lives,” Johnson said. “They have decided there is only one medical viewpoint allowed, and it is the viewpoint dictated by government agencies. How many lives will be lost as a result? How many lives could have been saved with a free exchange of medical ideas?”

“Government-sanctioned censorship of ideas and speech should concern us all,” Johnson added.

A spokesperson for YouTube told Fox News the website took down the video because it violated its COVID-19 “medical misinformation policies.”

“We removed the video in accordance with our COVID-19 medical misinformation policies, which don’t allow content that encourages people to use Hydroxychloroquine or Ivermectin to treat or prevent the virus,” the spokesperson said.

“YouTube doesn’t allow content that spreads medical misinformation that contradicts local health authorities’ or the World Health Organization’s (WHO) medical information about COVID-19,” the policy reads.

Specifically, the company will remove content promoting the use of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin unless there is enough countervailing context, a YouTube blog post explains.

The video in question is of a speech Johnson gave where he torched the Biden and Trump administrations for “not only ignoring but working against robust research [on] the use of cheap, generic drugs to be repurposed for early treatment of COVID” and noted he held two hearings on the matter.

(Read more at Fox News)

Had Ron Johnson only torched the Biden administration for its failures, there might have been room for an argument that he was being partisan

However, it seems that YouTube is just trying to play God. What YouTube should be doing is facilitating vigorous discussions on both the origin of the disease and means of overcoming the disease.

There should not be a game of political football occurring based on what one president said about a medicine (either Trump or Biden).

When YouTube will not allow an open discussion on the benefits of medicines debated among medical professionals, that is a step too far.

Congress looks to break up Big Tech with bold new antitrust bills

The New York Post reports in an 11 June 2021 article that Congress looks to break up Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other Big Tech giants with antitrust bills.

Congressional lawmakers are targeting tech giants over antitrust concerns — and the proposed legislation could force them to overhaul or even break up their increasingly dominant business empires.

The package of five antitrust bills introduced by a bipartisan group in Congress on Friday — aimed at Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google’s parent Alphabet — would make it harder for the biggest tech platforms to complete mergers and keep them from owning businesses that create conflicts of interest.

Two of the new bills could be particularly tricky for Amazon and Apple to navigate as they both run marketplaces that include their own products or apps that compete with outside sellers that rely on their services.

Called the “Ending Platform Monopolies Act,” sponsored by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash) and the “The American Innovation and Choice Online Act” sponsored by House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), the reforms could potentially break up the tech behemoths by cracking down on conflicts of interest between their different business lines.

(Read more at the New York Post)

For their censorship, for their limiting of competition, and for their swallowing up competitors — the Big Techs need to be broken up

Just due to only their McCarthy-like railroading of conservatives, Google, Twitter, and Facebook should have been broken up long ago. Add to that, these giants have worked their way into over half of the phones (with Android and Google Play). They have bought up mid-size companies (like Google did with Fitbit in the next article and Facebook did with Instagram).

Additionally, it was Amazon’s denial of server space that put free-speech Parler out. Likewise, Amazon has denied authors and filmmakers critical of homosexuality a platform.

Google bought Fitbit

Indiana Fox affiliate WXIN reported in a 14 January 2021 article that Google had purchased Fitbit.

Google has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-gadget maker Fitbit, a deal that could help the internet company grow even stronger while U.S. government regulators pursue an antitrust case aimed at undermining its power.

Thursday’s completion of the acquisition comes 14 months after Google announced a deal that immediately raised alarms.

Google makes most of its money by selling ads based on information it collects about its billions of users’ interests and whereabouts. Privacy watchdogs feared it might exploit Fitbit to peer even deeper into people’s lives.

But Google wound up entering a series of commitments in Europe and other parts of the world pledging it won’t use the health and fitness data from Fitbit’s 29 million users to sell more ads. It insists it is more interested in adding Fitbit to its expanding arsenal of internet-connected products, which include smartphones, laptops, speakers, cameras and thermostats.

(Read more at WXIN)

 

Oddly, Democrats don’t see the irony here

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Schiff reacts to Trump DOJ secretly seizing data from House Democrats

Independent Journal Review reports that Adam Schiff reacted wildly to news that the Trump DOJ seized data from House Democrats.

AdamFullOfSchiffHouse Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is speaking out after a report revealed the Trump Department of Justice (DOJ) seized records from at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.

The New York Times reported that while the DOJ was investigating leaks of classified information during the Trump administration, “prosecutors subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, aides and family members. One was a minor.”

Records of at least a dozen people tied to the House Intelligence Committee were seized in 2017 and early 2018, according to the report. This includes Schiff and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), who is a member of the committee, according to the Times. They were told about it last month.

The Times also reports, “As the years wore on, some officials argued in meetings that charges were becoming less realistic, former Justice Department officials said: They lacked strong evidence, and a jury might not care about information reported years earlier.”

Appearing on “The Rachel Maddow Show” Thursday evening, Schiff said, “It’s really norm within norm within norm being broken here. The first, most important norm post-Watergate is the president of the United States does not get involved in particular cases at the Justice Department. He doesn’t urge the Justice Department to investigate particular people. That’s one very important norm.”

(Read more at the Independent Journal Review)

Oddly, Adam Schiff did not think it wrong to take and publish Representative Nunes’ phone records

It was not that long ago that Adam Schiff not only took, but also published Representative Devin Nunes’ phone records.

Maybe we should push for Schiff’s records to be published.

 

Biden can’t seem to decide who constitutes a threat

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Biden: White supremacists are “the most dangerous people” in America

First, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported in a 17 February 2021 article that Dementia Joe announced that White supremacists constituted the greatest threat to America. Yeah, greater than the Islamic terrorists who killed close to 3,000 Americans on 11 September 2001.

BrainlessJoePresident Joe Biden, saying domestic terrorism was the “greatest threat” in America and white supremacists are the “most dangerous people,” pledged to focus his Justice Department on the rise of white supremacy.

Biden, in Milwaukee on Feb. 16 at his first town hall as president, fielded a question from Joel Berkowitz, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, about what Berkowitz termed the “ongoing threat” from white supremacists in the wake of the deadly Jan. 6 raid on the U.S. Capitol. A number of far-right groups and figures were involved in the insurrection.

“I got involved in politics to begin with because of civil rights and opposition to white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, and the most dangerous people in America continue to exist,” Biden said on the CNN-sponsored event, which was hosted by Anderson Cooper. “That is the greatest threat to terror in America, domestic terror. And so I would make sure that my Justice Department and the civil rights division is focused heavily on those very folks, and I would make sure that we, in fact, focus on how to deal with the rise of white supremacy.”

Biden has tapped Merrick Garland, a Jewish judge, to be his attorney general.

The president noted reports of more police and military personnel joining white supremacist groups. The Trump administration downplayed the threat of right-wing terrorism, and Biden attacked Donald Trump for what he depicted as his predecessor’s encouragement of far-right groups.

“You may remember, in one of my debates with the former president, I asked him to condemn the Proud Boys and he wouldn’t do it,” Biden said. “He said ‘Stand by,’ stand ready, or whatever the phrase exactly was.” Trump had told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.”

Bantering with Berkowitz, who teaches foreign languages and literature, prior to the question, Biden said he studied French for five years and could not speak it.

(Read more at the Sun-Sentinel)

What Joe means is “Trump voters are the most dangerous threat to my future” 

Similar to Nancy Pelosi’s contentions against the 6 January protesters, Joe’s contentions fall flat when you consider his personal history. If you look back to the 70’s, you will see that Joe was trying to protect White communities from busing. Additionally, Joe was the champion of drug laws aimed at minorities. Furthermore, just ask Joe what two positions Robert Byrd held. One position Byrd held was Exalted Cyclops of a KKK group. The other major position Byrd held was a job as senator, where he worked alongside Biden.

Biden warns military members stationed in Britain that global warming presents the greatest threat to America

Next, Townhall comments in a 10 June 2021 article that Slo-Mo Joe said that global warming presents the greatest threat to us.

President Biden told U.S. servicemembers on Wednesday that top Pentagon officials consider climate change to be the “greatest physical threat” to U.S. national security. 

He recalled a meeting he had with the military when he first became vice president under Obama, where they were briefed on the greatest threats to the country. 

“This is not a joke,” he told the Air Force personnel based in England.  “You know what the Joint Chiefs told us the greatest physical threat facing America was? Global warming. 

“There will be significant population movements, fights over land, millions of people leaving places because they’re literally sinking below the sea in Indonesia, because of the fights over what is arable land anymore,” he continued.

Noting that he’ll be in meetings with G-7 and NATO partners in the coming days, Biden said combatting climate change would require a commitment from these countries as well.

“To tackle this century’s most pressing challenges, we have to do it together,” urged Biden. “We must all commit to an ambitious climate action if we’re going to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, limiting global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, and lead the global — the global transition to clean energy technology.” 

As one Twitter user pointed out, Biden made the remark ahead of a meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, who presents a much greater threat. 

“Biden calls climate change the most dangerous threat to US security right before sitting down with Putin, the actual most dangerous clear and present threat to US security,” tweeted Garry Kasparov, chairman of the Human Rights Foundation.

Others said China’s the real threat.

(Read more at Townhall)

Naturally, Joe would make this assertion to military members who can’t call him out

It stands to reason that Joe would announce his idea that global warming presents the greatest threat against us (since military members cannot provide an adversarial voice). Still, when was the last time that a main stream media outlet stood up against a powerful Democrat?

Biden’s real threat: consumer prices jump 5%, fastest pace since 2008

Breitbart reports in a 10 June 2021 article that inflation has jumped 5% (the greatest jump since Obama).

Consumer prices surged higher in May.

The Consumer Price Index rose five percent compared with a year ago, the Department of Labor said Thursday. On a monthly basis, the CPI rose a hotter than expected 0.6 percent.

Economists had expected the Labor Department to report that consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in May compared with April. The consensus forecast was for a 4.7 percent gain when measured against May of 2020, which would have been the hottest reading since skyrocketing energy prices pushed up the index in the fall of 2008.

The reading for core inflation, which strips out volatile food and energy prices, was expected to rise 3.5 percent compared with a year ago. That would have been the strongest annual increase in 28 years. On a monthly basis, economists were expecting a 0.5 percent gain.

In Thursday’s release, the government said core inflation rose 0.7 percent. On an annual basis, core inflation jumped 3.8 percent. This was the hottest reading since June 1992.

The index for used cars and trucks continued to rise sharply, jumping 7.3 percent in May. Compared with a year ago, used car prices are up 29.7 percent.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Of course, this is only a self-inflicted threat to Biden. Our threat is Biden and the threats he lets in

We have already endured two cyber attacks that were so effective that Americans could not ignore the resulting crises (an accomplishment for the Russians).

We have endured the shutdown of natural resources that have been reflected in our currently-high gasoline prices (which inordinately effect the poor, Joe). We have seen Joe’s indifference to American workers’ plight as he shuts down the Keystone XL and similar energy-related projects. We have seen Joe rewarding his Russian benefactors through the removal of sanctions on the Nord Stream 2.

What we have yet to see is how many Islamic terrorists have slipped through Joe’s porous Southern border. We have yet to see whether his planned dilution of conservative votes with socialists from Central America will work (or whether these will turn out to be people who know to love God and avoid socialism).

Watch out! The following cartoons might be considered dangerous by Biden

Texas gets called out for banning what was already illegal and requiring what was already required

BanningWhatWasBanned

Biden cyber security loads his bullet

BidenCybersecurity

Still “life”

DeadFlowers

Donkey Hoatee (Donkey-Wokey, Man of Dementia)

Donkey-Hoatee

HR1 Defined

HR1Defined

Joe on MLK’s dream

JoeOnMLKsDream

Feeding the beast

MC_Armadillo

Biden’s type of governance doesn’t even work for him

MC_BidenGovernance

Manchin holds back the flow of Democrat programs

MC_Manchin

Never been to Spain, either …

NeverToSpain

Democrats love “no mean tweets” (while obviously ignoring the racist tweets against Jews from Ilhan Omar) 

NoMeanTweets

The sticky note to America on the Welcome mat to the world

StickyNoteToAmericaOnTheWelcomeMatToTheWorld

Meanwhile, in the Press Corps bar, …

ThePressCorpBar

 

Stories not covered by the main stream media

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Psychiatrist based out of New York City tells Yale audience she fantasizes about shooting white people in head

The New York Post reports in a 4 June 2021 article on the psychiatrist from New York City who told a Yale audience of her fantasy of “unloading a clip” into a White person’s head.

DrArunaKhilananiA New York City-based psychiatrist told an audience at the Yale School of Medicine in April that she had fantasies of “unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way.”

Dr. Aruna Khilanani spewed the race-hating virtual remarks — in which she also said she’d walk away from the shooting “with a bounce in my step” and that white people “make my blood boil” and “are out of their minds and have been for a long time” — at the Ivy League institution’s Child Study Center on April 6.

Audio of the talk was posted on the substack online platform of former New York Times opinion writer and editor Bari Weiss on Friday, along with an interview of Khilanani conducted by writer and podcaster Katie Herzog.

A flyer promoting the talk and posted online by Weiss titled the lecture, “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind” and included “learning objectives” such as “Set up white people’s absence of empathy towards black rage as a problem” and “Understand how white people are psychologically dependent on black rage.”

Khilanani opened her remarks by telling the audience, “I’m gonna say a lot of things, and it will probably provoke a lot of responses, and I want you to just maybe observe them in yourself.”

She then added “prayers up for DMX” before discussing what she described as the “intense rage and futility” people of color purportedly feel when talking to white people about racism.

“We are calm, we are giving, too giving, and then when we get angry, they use our responses as confirmation that we’re crazy or have emotional problems,” Khilanani said. “It always ends that way, happens every time. Like a Goddamn timer, you can count it down.

“Nothing makes me angrier than a white person who tells me not to be angry, because they have not seen real anger yet,” she said — before talking about how she “systematically” cut off most of her former white friends “around five years ago.

“I stopped watching the news,” Khilanani continued. “Once I started, I couldn’t stop.

“It was also a public service,” she said. “I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f–king favor.”

(Read more at the New York Post)

It is my contention that, had this been a conservative saying he or she dreamed of shooting minorities, the story would have been given the coverage recently allotted to the 1921 Tulsa race riot

That is to say, if this psychiatrist had been a raving right lunatic rather than a run-of-the-mill left lunatic, this would have taken over the newscasts for weeks.

After over a year of deriding those who think COVID-19 came from Wuhan, the NYT refuses to report on the Fauci emails

Townhall points out how the New York Times has refused to report on the Fauci emails (despite having harangued us for over a year over “unfounded Wuhan-virus conspiracies.”)

The New York Times has yet to publish a single story about the release of thousands of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails, obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests by The Washington Post and BuzzFeed News last week. 

Though left-leaning outlets like CNN only covered the emails in a positive light—emphasizing “the weight that came with his role as a rare source of frank honesty within the Trump administration’s Covid-19 task force,” The New York times has seemingly ignored the story altogether. 

At the time of writing, a search for Fauci and his emails brings up zero results. Others on Twitter have noticed the glaring omission from the paper of record as well. 



The Fauci emails contain a treasure trove of newsworthy content, such as that the NIAID director was told the novel coronavirus looked “potentially engineered,” that he knew retail masks were not effective, he was circulating gain-of-function research in February of 2020, and much more.

(Read more at Townhall)

__One would think that there would be at least one online, conservative-bating article (like the one on the Babylon Bee)

Since the New York Times is obviously so hard up for subscriptions that they will email out teaser articles like the one on the Babylon Bee, it would seem that they could publish at least one mea clupa on their minor god Fauci.

I might pay a dollar or two just to access that.

The NYTwits and Snopes cannot differentiate between humor and fake news

NYTwits at the New York Times try to make a case for demonizing the humor of the Babylon Bee.

Satire or deceit? Christian humor site feuds with Snopes.

On one side is Snopes, the influential (sic) fact-checking website founded 25 years ago.

On the other is the Babylon Bee, an upstart Christian satirical website that lampoons progressive ideas, Democrats, Christians and President Trump.

(Read more from the NYTwits)

Not even the New York Times could be this dense. This must be a refusal to see.

Just as the Pharisees who questioned Jesus when he healed the blind man could not see their own spiritual blindness (John 9: 34-41), there are some today who cannot get over their biases to see the point of satire. Publish a satire piece on how a Half-Black man was ordered to pay himself reparations, and they would probably ask for receipts.

In the words of the 45th President of the United States, “They are fake news.” So maybe they are too close to the trees to see the forest.

 

Two stories generally missed by the main stream media

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Guatemala’s president says Biden’s “confusing” messages created border crisis

New York Post reports on the words of the Guatemalan president prior to the nearly $1 billion sent to the golden triangle and Mexico.

Guatemala’s president is blaming the Biden administration’s “confusing” messages ​for creating the crisis at the US border — the second leader to make that claim after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador made similar remarks in March.

“I believe that in the first few weeks of the Biden administration, messages were confusing. They were compassionate messages that were understood by people in our country, especially the coyotes, to tell families, ‘We’ll take the children,’” President Alejandro Giammattei said Tuesday during an interview on MSNBC.

“And children can go, and once children are there, they will call their parents,” he continued.

He said the messages were confusing “not because of the way they were communicated but because of the way they were translated here.”

Giammattei said that when unaccompanied minors begin to make the trek to the US, it creates a “matter of concern because as soon as they cross the border between Mexico and the US, they fall into the hands of cartels and prostitution networks, and so on.​”​​

The Guatemalan president said he has seen coyotes carrying out “horrible acts” like dropping children from atop high walls, adding that “this is not humane behavior.”

​He also faulted the US and other countries for not responding adequately to the surge of migrants.

(Read more at the New York Post)

Yes, Joe Biden owns this surge (not global warming or Trump or any other thing Democrats would like to blame today)

Of course, we know that Joe Biden stood before campaign crowds and called for a surge at the border. We know this because it happened on stage more than one time.

Guatemalan protesters tell Kamala Harris “Trump won”

New York Post also reports on the words of Guatemalan protesters along the route that Kamala took.

Vice President Kamala Harris was greeted Monday by protesters in Guatemala telling her “Trump won” and “go home” — as the country’s president blamed President Biden for this year’s migrant crisis.

The rally was visible to Harris’ motorcade as she arrived to meet with Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei one day after he blamed the US for luring his constituents north.

“Kamala, Trump won,” read a large sign near the Central American country’s presidential palace.

“Kamala, Mind Your Own Business,” another sign said, according to a pool report.

Images posted to Twitter show other signs, including one that tells Biden’s migration czar: “Kamala, Go Home.”

Another large sign set up by activists features a doctored photo of a pregnant Harris.

The poster read, “Guatemala is pro-life #momalahelpme.” Harris does not have biological children.

(Read more at the New York Post)

Considering the billions of dollars American taxpayers have dumped into Central America, there is good reason for Central Americans to want us out

Only the politicians benefit from Biden’s dropping nearly a billion dollars into the pockets of ranking politicians in Central America. The populace does not benefit. In fact, most of the youngest have moved out. Almost 20% of the Guatemalan economy comes from remittances submitted by expats to support family back at home. So the system of dumping money in politicians pockets and (as Biden put it) “forcing” the population to move to America does not benefit the general population of Guatemala.

So it should not come as a surprise that they tell us that they, too, supported Trump and want Kamala out.

Additionally, now that Biden has announced that he has formed an alliance with big business to exploit labor in Central America provide employment in Central America (even while we are having hard times in America with getting people to go back to work), we should not be surprised. 

 

Have you ever needed a reason to thank God for living where you do?

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If you need a reason to thank God for living where God has planted you (even be it in a transitory spot with air roots), consider the videos at Houston Dashcammer.

Specifically, consider being around:

Drivers who cross lines and tailgate

This video compiles scenes of drivers in Houston crossing lines and tailgating.

Of course, laws vary by state. In Texas, the law says regarding parallel white lines: “Parallel white lines indicate that changing lanes or turning across the lines is prohibited.”

On single lines (not included in this video): “Single white lines are used to channelize traffic and indicates that changing lanes is discouraged, although not specifically prohibited.”

https://rumble.com/vhsp9d-drivers-who-cross-lines-and-tailgate.html?mref=m0o4n&mc=1bxfu

Drivers who make last-minute exits

This video compiles scenes from Houston roads where drivers try to make last-minute exits.

https://rumble.com/vhqwm3-drivers-who-make-last-minute-exits.html?mref=m0o4n&mc=1bxfu

Drivers who use the controlled-access lane and split lanes

This video is a compilation of dashcam videos showing drivers on the controlled-access lane. It also shows motorcyclists splitting lanes.

Lane splitting is when a motorcycle rides between lanes or rows of slow moving or stopped traffic that is moving in the same direction. In Texas motorcycle riders are not allowed to split lanes.

Additionally, there are limited permitted reasons to drive on the limited-access lane (shoulder) on in-city highways. Usually, you will be ticketed if you get caught by an officer driving on the shoulder.

https://rumble.com/vhlv0l-drivers-who-use-the-controlled-access-lane-and-split-lanes.html?mref=m0o4n&mc=1bxfu

Drivers who cut you off

This video is a compilation of dashcam captures showing drivers cutting off one another.

https://rumble.com/vhlurf-drivers-who-cut-you-off.html?mref=m0o4n&mc=1bxfu

Drivers who wander in their lanes

This video compiles scenes from Houston’s roads where drivers cannot seem to remember which lane they want to use.

https://rumble.com/vhmgzr-drivers-who-wander-in-their-lanes.html?mref=m0o4n&mc=1bxfu

Lightning and deep water in Houston

This video compiles scenes of lightning across Houston and a scene of high water.

https://rumble.com/vhsbkh-lightning-and-deep-water-in-houston.html?mref=m0o4n&mc=1bxfu

Police and Firefighters in Houston

This video compiles scenes of police and firefighters across Houston (starting with a guy getting caught for speeding).

https://rumble.com/vhse7t-police-and-firefighters-in-houston.html?mref=m0o4n&mc=1bxfu