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  1. Are Democrats really the party of tolerance?

Black Georgia Democrat retracts resignation: ‘I will not allow the Democrats to bully me into submission’

The Hill conveys the words of Vernon Jones, a Black politician from Georgia, who was almost driven from office by the harassment of other Democrats for his endorsement of Trump.

The Georgia Democrat who said he would step down after endorsing President Trump for reelection retracted his resignation Thursday.

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Vernon Jones

“I will not allow the Democrats to bully me into submission,” state Rep. Vernon Jones said.

Jones announced on Twitter that he would remain in office for the remainder of his term after receiving support for his endorsement, which he said was “emotional” and “motivational.”

“I thought about it, and I talked to my family, and I talked to my supporters. Because of what you did for me, I am going to remain on the battlefield,” he said in a video posted with the tweet.

“I am going to complete my term. I am going to continue to put my country before my party, and I’m going to do everything I can to get Donald J. Trump reelected,” he added.

Jones had told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a statement Wednesday that he was retiring from the state House, a week after telling the newspaper that he was endorsing the president for reelection.

“Turn the lights off, I have left the plantation,” Jones said. “Someone else can occupy that suite. Therefore, I intend not to complete my term effective April 22, 2020.”

The Georgia Democrat said in the video that he received a “barrage of attacks and name-calling by the far left.”

(Read more at The Hill)

Why punish Vernon Jones for his words and ignore Sheila Jackson-Lee’s idiocy?

Truthfully, the words of Vernon Jones seem to me little more than political survival. If the Democrats had not put a spotlight on it, many would have never known of it and most would have forgotten of it within several years. So why force a member of your own party out?

Is it because they have to keep the rest of their party goosestepping to the party line?

Black Female Michigan Democrat faces censure vote over support for Trump, hydroxychloroquine

The Washington Times shares the tale of Michigan State Representative Karen Whitsett, a Democrat who faces censure for publicly acknowledging her use of hydroxychloroquine in her overcoming coronavirus and for thanking Trump for making her mindful of the drug.

Michigan Democrats reportedly plan to censure a state lawmaker who met with President Trump and expressed support and thanks to him and his administration for their endorsement of hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment.

“They do not belong to themselves. They belong to the members and precinct delegates of the Democratic Party,” Mr. Kinloch said.

Such proprietary claims on an elected politician drew the scorn of Donald Trump Jr.

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State Rep. Karen Whitsett

State Rep. Karen Whitsett faces a censure vote Saturday from party leaders who insist that she reports to them, according to a report Thursday in The Detroit News.

“At the end of the day, we have political systems, we have political parties and political parties exist for a reason,” Jonathan Kinloch, the chairman of the Democratic Party Organization in Michigan’s 13th U.S. Congressional District told the newspaper.

“They do not belong to themselves. They belong to the members and precinct delegates of the Democratic Party,” Mr. Kinloch said.

Such proprietary claims on an elected politician drew the scorn of Donald Trump Jr.

Ms. Whitsett met with the president and Vice President Mike Pence on April 14, after she had credited hydroxychloroquine with saving her life following her infection with the coronavirus.

“Thank you for everything that you have done,” Ms. Whitsett said at her Washington meeting. “I did not know that saying ‘thank you’ had a political line. I’m telling my story and my truth, and this is how I feel and these are my words.”

Mr. Trump has voiced support for the drug, though less so in recent days, noting anecdotal reports from physicians and others having success treating COVID-19 patients with it.

(Read more at Washington Times)

Since the press has been so good at ignoring the accomplishments of the Trump administration, this could have been ignored

The press has gone out of its way to ignore the fact that the CDC issued a directive under President Trump’s guidance to restrict travel from China on 28 January 2020. They want to forget the National Public Radio article pointing out Trump’s restrictions on travel from China. Likewise, they don’t want to remember the NBC video and article on Pelosi encouraging people to come to Chinatown in San Francisco.

Therefore, the press (the media arm of the Democrats) could have ignored Representative Whitsett’s statements and recovery. Likewise, the Democrats in office could have ignored the statements and recovery. Most Democrats would never have known about what happened or what she said and most Republicans would not have changed their vote.

However, again, Democrats felt a need to enforce lockstep uniformity among their members. Remember who the party of Big Brother is, disallowing all aberrant thinking.

  1. How can the Democrats claim the title of the party of science when they ignore it so often

William Bryan brings findings of DHS Study that finds sunlight and humidity reduce the life of coronavirus

Red State points out the straightforward manner in which William Bryan, the acting undersecretary for Science and Technology at DHS, brought new scientific findings to the press.

At Thursday’s White House briefing, William N. Bryan, the acting undersecretary for Science and Technology at DHS, told reporters:

We’ve identified that heat and humidity is a weakness in that chain. We’ve identified that sunlight, solar light, UV rays, is a weakness in that chain. That doesn’t take away the other activities, the White House guidelines, the guidance from the CDC and others on the actions and the steps that people need to take to protect themselves. This is just another tool in our toolbox, another weapon in the fight that we can add to it. And we know that summer-like conditions are going to create an environment where the transmission can be decreased, and that’s an opportunity for us to get ahead.

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William Bryan

Bryan said his team has seen the “powerful effect” that solar light has on the virus “both on surfaces and in the air.” They’ve seen a similar effect with both heat and humidity.

Bryan presented a chart which shows the dramatic effect that these three variables have on the virus which can be viewed here.

He explained that, under normal circumstances, COVID-19 has a half life of 18 hours (on surfaces). “Normal circumstances” is defined as temperatures between 70 and 75′ and humidity of 20%.

If humidity is increased from 20% to 80%, the half life decreases to six hours (on surfaces).

If humidity remains at 80% and the temperature is increased to 95′, the half-life drops to one hour (on surfaces).

Next, Bryan adds the effect of solar light. A scenario is a summer day, the temperature is between 70 and 75′, humidity is at 80%. The addition of solar light will reduce the half-life of the virus (on surfaces) to two minutes which is pretty stunning.

The situation is different for aerosols (saliva droplets in the air). Under normal circumstances, indoors (no solar light), temperature is between 70 and 75′ and humidity is at 20%, the half life is approximately one hour. If you step outside on a summer day, with temperature and humidity remaining the same, the half life plunges to one and a half minutes.

So, the virus, Bryan concludes, survives best indoors and in dry conditions and it dies the quickest under the presence of direct sunlight. He noted that “extra care may be warranted or dry environments that do not have exposure to solar light. Increasing the temperature and humidity of potentially-contaminated indoor spaces appears to reduce the stability of the virus.”

The DHS has also tested the effects of of various disinfectants on the virus and Bryan said, “I can tell you that bleach will kill the virus in five minutes, isopropyl alcohol will kill the virus in 30 seconds, and that’s with no manipulation, no rubbing.”

He stressed the following point: “It would be irresponsible for us to say that we feel that the summer is just going to totally kill the virus and that it’s a free-for-all and that people can ignore those guidelines [social distancing and other health guidelines], that is not the case. We have an opportunity though, to get ahead with what we know now, and factor that into the decision-making for what opens and what doesn’t.”

(Read more at Red State)

What’s remarkable about this is that the press does not pay attention

Rather than acting as mediums of information, these propagandists for the Democrat party ask questions that find their only basis in his own anecdotal evidence. Rather than act as parts of a party of science (where competing studies might be considered), Democrats seem to be the party of nothing but opposition.

Quote from coronavirus press briefing proves the lack of a scientific bent in the Democrat party

One NewsBusters article points out how the Washington Post‘s Philip Rucker wanted to ignore the DHS study and ask questions based on his own anecdotal experience.

… Rucker fired off this obnoxious question in reaction to a DHS presentation on how the virus could struggle when exposed to the sun with high humidity and temperatures:

Mr. President, after the presentation we just saw about the heat and humidity, is it dangerous for you to make people think they would be safe by going outside in the heat considering some of the people are dying in Florida and considering that this virus has had an outbreak in Singapore, places that all hot and are humid.

Trump didn’t miss a beat, groaning: “Yeah, here — here we go. Here we go. The new headline is Trump asked people to go outside. That’s dangerous. Here we go. Same old group.”

He added that he “hope[s] people enjoy the sun and if it has an impact, that’s great.”

After asking Dr. Deborah Birx to chime in, Rucker again blabbered and Trump offered quite the comeback, leaving Rucker with a look of dread and sadness (click “expand”):

Speaker: Quote
Rucker: But respectfully, sir, you’re the President and people tune into these briefings. They want to get information and guidance and want to know what to do. They’re not —
Trump: Hey, Phil!
Rucker: — looking for rumors.
Trump: Hey, Phil! I’m the President and you’re fake news. And you know what I’ll say to you? I’ll say it very nicely. I know you well. I know you well, because I know the guy. I see what he writes. He’s a total faker. So, are you ready? Are you ready? Are you ready? It’s just a suggestion from a brilliant lab by a very, very smart, perhaps brilliant man. He’s talking about sun, he’s talking about heat and you see the numbers. So that’s it. That’s all I have. I’m just here to present talent. I’m here to present ideas because we want ideas to get rid of this thing and if the heat is good and sunlight as good, that’s a great thing as far as I’m concerned.

(Read more at NewsBusters)

These quotes and the resulting focus of the press prove the Democrat press does not focus on science, but on the politics of opposition

First, consider the background of the writer that the Washington Post sent to this science-oriented daily briefing. Philip Rucker has a background in political writing that can be easily googled. Google him, and you will find that he co-wrote A Very Stable Genius (not a complementary book, in the view of President Trump). Just this alone does much to prove a case of liberal bias (also known as Trump Derangement Syndrome).

Second, consider the way Philip Rucker addressed President Trump. While the divide between the political left and right has only grown since Obama was inaugurated in 2008, can you name a journalist who addressed President Obama in this manner and kept his or her job? Since Rucker addressed the President in this manner and got away with it, it only proves the bent of the press.

Third, after the press briefing, no main stream media articles or videos focused initially on the DHS study, the rudeness of the reporter, the fact that the reporter wanted to prioritize anecdotal evidence over scientific study, or other similar topics that may have appeared during the Obama administration. Rather, the leading videos and articles were on Trump suggesting that disinfectants be injected (something that seems like a verbal slip or just thinking out loud and using the wrong words).

Eleven coronavirus stories that will not see the front pages of liberal rags

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  1. Bill Maher vs. Dan Crenshaw: “Is The Goal To Make Trump Look Bad Or Is The Goal To Get To The Truth?”

In a 19 April 2020 Real Clear Politics article, we find how Republican Representative Dan Crenshaw corrected the record during an interview with Bill Maher.

crenshaw-maher-clash-over-trump-is-goal-to-make-president-look-bad-or-get-to-the-truth-fox-newsRep. Dan Crenshaw debated HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher on Friday over President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak and whether his optimistic style is hopeful or delusional.

“Exuding positivity in a crisis is exactly how we ask our SEALs to lead,” Crenshaw said about Trump’s style.

“When people make these accusations,” Crenshaw said, “I have to ask them: Is the goal to make Trump look bad or is the goal to get to the truth? Because there are two separate sets of answers for that.”

(Read more at Real Clear Politics)

As Republicans almost always have, we need to show respect

With a hat tip to Jimmy Barrett of Talk KTRH in Houston, I have to also stand with Representative Crenshaw. When I agree with my leaders, I will say so. When I don’t, I will also speak out.

However, politically, I will stand behind any politician that votes for 51% of my positions. Spiritually, I will stand behind and pray for the person God has used circumstances to put in power (no matter how little I stand with them).

  1. This daily-updated map shows how many have died from COVID-19 in each state

A Daily Caller map that has been updated daily shows how many people have died as tracked by the CDC. Additionally, an associated table shows how many have been recorded as infected.

There have been 728,094 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 34,726 deaths in the United States as of Sunday, April 19, at 8:17 a.m., according to The New York Times’s roundup of state and local health agencies, hospitals and CDC data. Wyoming experienced its first death from coronavirus Monday.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Including a screen capture of the death map would be pointless

However, since this map is updated daily, I would encourage you to visit it daily using the mobile app for the Daily Caller. Still, since we know that Mayor Bill DeBlasio (and likely others) have added non-coronavirus deaths to the coronavirus death totals, we must take these numbers with a grain of salt.

  1. Thousands line up for donated food in Texas’ largest city

Breitbart writes in a 19 April 2020 article how the city held down by Lina Hidalgo’s “Work Safe/Stay Home” order had bread lines three hours longer than planned.

Thousands of people lined up for hours to receive donated food collected by the Houston Independent School District and the Houston Food Bank. Lines grew so far in advance that organizers opened the event three hours early.

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HISD and Houston Food Bank team in food drive

Houston ISD and the Houston Food Bank teamed up to provide enough food to last a family for two weeks and organized the delivery of the food at Harris County’s NRG Stadium complex, KTRK ABC 13 reported. More than 4,000 cars lined up in a mile-long caravan to receive the gifts that are meant to curb “food insecurity.”

Drivers lined up for hours in advance and the vehicles stretched along the roadway for more than a mile. Officials decided to open the even three hours earlier to relieve traffic and help volunteers avoid approaching thunderstorms.

One recipient of the food donations said the event was extremely well organized.

Workers distributed more than 90,000 pounds of food in what organizers called the first “mass food distribution site” in the city’s history, the Houston Chronicle reported. As each car approached in the multiple lanes of distribution, volunteers put bags of potatoes, meat, and milk in each vehicle.

(Read more at Breitbart)

To this, add the drop to negative for the oil prices

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Lina Hidalgo

Considering that 6.33 million people in one city have been sheltered in place, it is little wonder that bread lines are up and gas usage has dropped. Also consider that a third of that population probably would normally drive their cars some 13 average miles per day and now drive (what? – 2 miles to the grocery store, if you don’t walk for exercise) and you have an idea of what little Lina has done to the Houston economy.

If not for the bumbling of little Lina in the Houston economy (where she shut down businesses and schools — unlike those in Sweden, who never shut down, but has experienced similar infection rates to those who did), Houston might have an economy that would function on the level that Sweden’s does now. Remember, if you just add the populations of Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth (never mind Austin, San Antonio, Lubbock, or the other cities of Texas), you have well exceeded the population of Sweden.

  1. Democrats resisting reopening for this reason

Fox News discusses the reason Democrats resist the reopening of America in a 19 April 2020 article.

Nancy Pelosi does not want Americans to go back to work. She and other Democrats will loft every possible excuse to prevent the nation from reopening, claiming that Trump’s intention of doing so is “deeply frivolous and wrong,” as Pelosi claimed is a recent tweet.

She mocks the president’s supposedly cavalier attitude that “People will die, so be it” instead of a science & testing-based path to reopening the economy…”

The Left downplays the effectiveness of therapies like hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir and derides doctors like Dr. Oz or Dr. Phil who don’t share the punditry’s alarmism. They are especially scornful of any hint of optimism.

They will insist that every single human being must be tested before a bricklayer, a piano tuner or professional golfer can safely earn a living, knowing that we are far from achieving that goal.

Who would have thought that rescuing the country from massive unemployment and collapsing incomes would become a political hot potato? Who would have thought that Democrats would be willing to sacrifice the well-being of the nation in order to win an election?

Only someone who has watched Democrats try to topple President Trump for three years with no success but ever-increasing desperation. Having failed to oust him by alleging conspiracy with Russia and then through a partisan and unfair impeachment, now they pray that a devastated economy will demolish his best argument for reelection.

That could happen, especially if blue and purple state governors around the country keep the lid on activity, demand that small businesses remain shuttered, and enforce the general misery, all in the name of keeping us “safe.” Mayor Bill de Blasio is threatening to keep New York City’s municipal swimming pools closed this coming summer, for budget and health reasons. Can you imagine what impact that might have city kids who have been cooped up for months, and who are desperate to play outside?

(Read more at Fox News)

In response to the scheming Democrats, let me provide someone’s op-ed that will never appear in a left-wing rag like the Houston Comical

At the Chris Salcedo Show Facebook page, there was a post by a reader that should be read. Why? Let me quote the first three lines:

When the State tells you it’s safe to go to Home Depot to buy a sponge but dangerous to go and buy a flower, it’s not about your health.

When the State shuts down millions of private businesses but doesn’t lay off a single government employee, it’s not about your health.

When the State bans dentists because its unsafe, but deems abortion visits are safe, it’s not about your health.

When the State prevents you from buying cucumber seeds because it’s dangerous, but allows in person lottery ticket sales, it’s not about your health.

The rest of post follows:

  1. New projection of U.S. coronavirus deaths much lower than initial estimate

In an 18 April 2020 article, the One America News Network showed that the current estimates of coronavirus deaths had fallen significantly from the original estimates.

A coronavirus model, which has been used to predict the number of U.S. deaths, is showing a significantly lower projection than before. The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) published its new estimate of around 60,000 deaths on Friday.

The new information showed the expected COVID-19 deaths reduced by more than 20,000, down from an estimate of 84,000 virus fatalities last month.

A statement from the institute estimated there will now be longer peaks and slower declines in death rates in many places in the nation.

“We are seeing the numbers decline because some state and local governments, and, equally important, individuals around the country have stepped up to protect their families, neighbors, friends and coworkers by reducing physical contact,” stated IHME Director Christopher Murray. “Now the challenge, as well as opportunity, is for states to figure out how to reopen the U.S. economy and allow people to get back to work without sacrificing that progress.”

(Read more at One America News Network)

This matches so many other articles that I don’t have time to retrieve

For example, there is the Breitbart article on the lower number of hospitalizations (as compared to initial projections) across America due to coronavirus.

  1. The New York Times knew about the origins of the coronavirus, but has yet to report it

The Daily Caller reported in an 18 April 2020 article how the New York Times knew about the origins of the coronavirus, but has yet failed to report it.

The New York Times knew about the origins of the novel coronavirus from various analysts at the CIA and NSA but has still not reported the findings, according to a report Friday from Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.

A Fox News report from Wednesday, citing sources, said that the coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan, China as part of the country’s efforts to compete medically with America.

Carlson reported Friday that “someone in a position to know” said there is “almost unanimous agreement in the American intelligence gathering agencies that the virus currently destroying much of the world emerged from a lab in Wuhan.” He added that “analysts from the CIA [Central Intelligence Agency], the NSA [National Security Agency] and others have briefed staff” at the NYT, but that the publication has yet to report on it.

“Almost unanimous,” Carlson said Friday. “That’s a phrase almost never used to describe any conclusion coming out of the Intel community. Government officials in this country have believed that for some time now.”

“They’ve been unable to interest our media or our epidemiologists in writing about it. In recent weeks analysts from the CIA, the NSA and others have briefed staff at The New York Times about the origins of this virus, but the newspaper has still not reported their findings.”

Carlson added that not only has the NYT reportedly ignored these analysts, but that “China has been waging an unremitting propaganda war on the subject.”

“Chinese officials have tried to squelch all conversations about who might be responsible for this pandemic by inflaming the political sensitivities and race guilds of American elites,” Carlson said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

There are no voices of reason on broadcast news and few on cable

Of the remaining voices of reason on cable, there is Tucker Carlson on Fox, Laura Ingraham on Fox, Chris Salcedo on Newsmax, and other great offerings.

  1. Chinese stock worth six figures donated to left-wing group founded by David Brock

The Daily Caller points out how American Bridge received over $100,000 in stock from a Chinese company associated with the Chinese Communist Party. American Bridge, founded by David Brock (who also founded Media Matters for America) received this gift from an anonymous donor in Baidu.

A Democratic group expected to spend millions of dollars targeting President Donald Trump received over $100,000 in stock shares from an anonymous donor in a giant Chinese tech company, according to tax filings.

American Bridge 21st Century accepted a gift in 2018 of 450 shares into Baidu, a Google-like tech company closely affiliated with China’s ruling Communist Party, according to the group’s 2018 IRS filings. The Washington Free Beacon first reported on the donation Wednesday.

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David Brock

It is unclear if American Bridge sold the stocks during the past two years, according to the Free Beacon’s report. Democratic operative David Brock founded the group in 2010 and has raked in $23 million in 2020, with a reported $2 million of that money coming from mega-financier George Soros.

American Bridge announced plans to spend $50 million on ads and messages targeting the president. The group is cutting ads thrashing Trump’s handling of coronavirus, or COVID-19, which originated in China before hitting the U.S. shores, where it’s killed more than 25,000 people.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

When David Brock says anyone is un-American for not having an ultra-liberal viewpoint, remember this

Remember that the Communist Chinese want to fund David Brock and his groups  when they spew out accusations against the American Family Association, the National Rifle Association, and other conservative groups.

  1. ‘Let them eat ice cream’: Multi-millionaire Pelosi shows off freezer full of gourmet ice cream as thousands line up at food banks

The Daily Wire used a 16 April 2020 article to comment on Nancy Pelosi’s “let them eat ice cream” attitude while many were struggling to make ends meet due to Democrat leaders issuing “shelter at home” orders.

Talk about tone deaf.

As thousands of people across the country stand in line for hours at food banks just to survive — and as 22 million Americans have lost their jobs in the last month — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) showed off her very expensive refrigerator stuffed full of some very expensive gourmet ice cream.

Pelosi appeared Monday on an episode of “The Late Late Show” with James Corden from her Napa Valley mansion. Asked by the host to “share something from her home,” Pelosi walked over to two massive built-in refrigerators and slid open a freezer drawer.

She later took to Twitter to post the clip, writing: “We all have found our ways to keep our spirits up during these trying times. Mine just happens to fill up my freezer.”

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden loved the post.

“You have great taste,” the former vice president wrote on Twitter.

But a whole lotta other people didn’t like Pelosi’s post.

One Twitterer wrote that Pelosi’s “mail order gourmet ice cream is $14 a pint for those of you asking,” and included a link to Jeni’s, the ice cream Pelosi had tons of in her freezer.

Actor James Woods jumped in, too.

“Her two refrigerators together cost $24,000 for her specialty chocolate ice creams, but she hates the small business owners of America. ‘Let them eat cake.’”

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

This “Let them eat ice cream” meme must be carried through the election

  1. Sheriff Marian Brown releases 1,000 inmates to ease crowding, slow spread of COVID-19 at Dallas County jail

Dallas Fox affiliate KDFW reported in a 16 April 2020 article that Sheriff Marian Brown released 1,000 prisonsers due to her fears of a coronavirus outbreak.

Jails across the country are seeing more and more inmates and workers infected. In Dallas County, there is an effort to control the spread by releasing some inmates.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed 42 positive cases of COVID-19 in inmates. That’s 30 more than were reported this past week. Another 16 detention officers and deputies have contracted the virus, although two of those officers have returned to work.

About a thousand inmates have been released from the Dallas County jail to help reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 inside the facility. Inmate advocacy groups applaud the move, but still have concerns.

Tiara Cooper, formerly incarcerated at Lew Sterrett, now advocates for inmates with live free faith in Texas. She says they would still like to see more inmates released to allow for more distancing inside the jail.

She also said there’s concern for newly released inmates and the communities they return to. She worries some inmates may have been exposed to the virus and of those released, she says many will end up homeless or return to communities with an already high number of COVID-19 cases.

“My hope for the people that are being released is that they be tested as soon as possible and that they have those direct services that are needed and necessary in this hour,” Cooper said.

A spokesman for the sheriff’s office says inmates are screened before being released and if there’s a possibility that person has been exposed to COVID-19, he or she is provided instructions by Parkland Hospital medical staff about what they need to do when they get out.

(Read more at KDFW)

If two inmates from Harris County were released and both committed new felonies, what will happen with these 1,000?

Recently, I documented two cases where social-justice Judge Jennifer Gaut and County Judge Lina Hidalgo each released a felon and both of those felons committed new offenses. With this in mind, what will likely happen in Dallas?

  1. Army field hospital for Covid-19 surge leaves Seattle after 9 days. It never saw a patient

Seattle NPR affiliate KUOW let us know through a 8 April 2020 article that an Army field hospital was shut down in Seattle after 9 days and without seeing a single patient.

Gov. Jay Inslee’s office on Wednesday announced that the state will be returning a field hospital deployed to CenturyLink Field Event Center to the U.S. Department of Defense.

The 250-bed facility, for which setup began on March 30, was intended to help Washington state’s health care system tend to non Covid-19 patients in the event of a hospital surge.

But just three days after announcing the facility was ready to receive patients, officials say they’re returning the hospital to the federal government.

The action is aimed at helping another state with a more significant need for hospital capacity at this time, according to the Governor’s Office. The facility did not see any patients during the time it was slated to operate in Seattle.

“We requested this resource before our physical distancing strategies were fully implemented and we had considerable concerns that our hospitals would be overloaded with Covid-19 cases,” Inslee said in a press release.

“But we haven’t beat this virus yet, and until we do, it has the potential to spread rapidly if we don’t continue the measures we’ve put in place.”

(Read more at NPR)

Likewise, the Houston field hospital at NRG Stadium was shut down without seeing a single patient

Considering the fanfare that the left-leaning Houston Chronicle showed in publicizing the opening of the field hospital at NRG Park, one would think that someone would report on the first patient. However, it seems that nobody has checked in.

  1. American companies should stop serving as willing pawns for Chinese propagandists

Lifezette outlines in a 3 April 2020 article why American companies should stop serving as pawns for Chinese propagandists.

China is using every weapon in its propaganda arsenal to deflect responsibility for unleashing a deadly pandemic upon the world. Fortunately, its inexorable ability to manipulate global opinion is coming to an end.

It was infuriating when the communist Chinese government lied to the world about the deadly new strain of coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, causing immeasurable suffering by denying public health authorities the opportunity to take timely action. It was similarly infuriating when Chinese officials and state media shamelessly sought to blame Americans for the outbreak.

It’s even more infuriating, however, that the anti-Trump media and political establishment in this country consistently refuse to challenge Beijing’s perfidy. Instead, parroting their propaganda is the norm. 

It’s incredibly difficult and dangerous to criticize the Chinese government while living under its oppressive yoke—especially for a native-born Chinese citizen. The state laws are incredibly strict about media content, big tech is heavily censored and state-infiltrated, and journalists are harshly penalized for criticizing the government. The Chinese government is willing to threaten, silence, and detain whistleblowers —and allow hundreds of thousands of people around the world to become infected with the deadly coronavirus— simply to avoid accountability. 

I have sympathy for the Chinese citizens who have no choice but to abide by the communist regime’s dictates, but I have no such sympathy for American “journalists” operating for left-leaning news outlets peddling Chinese propaganda by insisting that it’s racist for President Trump and others to speak of the “Chinese” or “Wuhan” coronavirus, despite the long-standing practice of naming new diseases after their places of origin.

When Americans side with hostile totalitarian regimes against their own president, it raises serious questions about where their loyalties lie. Either China is able to effectively manipulate American reporters by appealing to their sense of “social justice,” or else there are a large number of so-called journalists more concerned with toeing the Chinese government’s line than with reporting the unvarnished truth.

It’s during moments like this when we become aware of just how financially dependent large corporations in the United States are on the Chinese market. Bloomberg News —the global media conglomerate owned by former Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg— is notoriously craven when it comes to China, suppressing negative coverage of the regime in order to preserve its lucrative business dealings in that country. Unsurprisingly, Bloomberg News has been at the forefront of the movement to challenge President Trump’s use of the term “Chinese coronavirus.”

But Bloomberg is far from the only major U.S. corporation that does extensive business in China. That’s unavoidable to a certain extent, considering that China still accounts for roughly 25 percent of global manufacturing output. Though, many firms have been shifting their operations to other low-cost countries in response to the President Trump’s strategic counter-tariffs on China.

(Read more at Lifezette)

This seems to show that TDS overrules Americanism or Democrats are socialists

You will have to decide.

Four stories on the problems of Mayor Pete Buttigieg


  1. Buttigieg Says He Won’t Be ‘Lectured On Family Values’ By Rush Limbaugh Or Trump Supporters

The Daily Caller points out that Mayor Pete has rejected the criticism of various people.

MayorPete2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that he will not be “lectured on family values” by the likes of radio host Rush Limbaugh or Trump supporters.

The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor spoke on “Fox News Sunday” with anchor Chris Wallace, who brought up separate comments Limbaugh and “America First” host Sebastian Gorka made on Feb. 12 about Buttigieg’s stances on abortion and electability.

“A gay guy, 37 years old, loves kissing his husband on debate stages. Can you see [President Donald] Trump have fun with that?” Limbaugh asked, while Gorka questioned, “Why is a homosexual man lecturing us about the sanctity of life in the womb? Just a little curious there, strange.”

“What is your reaction to those comments?” Wallace asked Buttigieg.

The gay presidential candidate responded: “I am in a faithful, loving, committed marriage. I’m proud of my marriage, and I’m proud of my husband.”

He added:

And I’m not going to be lectured on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh or anybody who supports Donald J. Trump as the moral as well as political leader of the United States. America has moved on, and we should have politics of belonging that welcomes everybody. That’s what the American people are for. And I am saddened for what the Republican Party has become if they embrace that kind of homophobic rhetoric.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

This seems like a return to the times before the Israelite kings and the times of the Proverbs

This does seem like a return to the times of the Septuagint. You see, in the days before the kings, “every man did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 17:6 NASB). Likewise, Solomon observed this binary nature of the paths we can take:

Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts. (Proverbs 21:2 NASB).

Like the men of those earlier times, Mayor Pete only wants to do things his way. He would rather ignore the counsel of both the Old and New Testaments concerning homosexuality (Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-28; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 7:2; 1 Timothy 3:2-3; 1 Timothy 1:8-11; and Jude 1:5-8). Likewise it seems that he would ignore the verses limiting marriage to one man and one woman (such as Matthew 19:4-6). Like many others, Buttigieg would like to focus on a a message that offers the love and forgiveness of God without requiring repentance. Sorry to say, but that adulterates the entire message of the Bible. Therefore, this has become one step too far.

You might ask why anyone would bother pointing out this discrepancy. Normally, politicians build coalitions based on shared goals of various groups they may claim allegiance. In this case, Buttigieg claims to be a Christian. Mind you, this type of Christianity falls outside of most Christian orthodoxy. Nonetheless, it would seem that an aspiring politician would do everything to build commonalities between himself and the large groups. Not so in this case, which does not seem so wise — which brings up back to Solomon.

Solomon also reminded us:

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. (Proverbs 12:1 NASB).

It seems to me that Mayor Pete might want to listen to someone who does not exactly mirror his own views.

  1. Buttigieg Scorns Pro-Life Votes

Lifezette reports that Mayor Pete calls for Democrat purity on the pro-abortion topic.

ButtigiegScornsProLifeVotesAt a Fox News town hall appearance on Sunday Democrat presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, IN, read out of his party anyone who supports the rights of the unborn and who disdains infanticide.

He instead hoped they could work together on other issues, he responded to a pro-life Democrat who queried him on the matter.

Democrats for Life of America leader Kristen Day said on Fox & Friends on Tuesday, “But I would first of all say that when I asked him the question, I didn’t ask him where he stood on abortion. And the fact that he took that opportunity to double down and sort of alienate pro-life Democrats even further just showed me that he did not — he does not want our vote. And, you know, I’m willing to discuss platform language with, but…he could say that and reinforce that he is pro-choice and…let’s find ways that we can work together,” Day also said.

“The people will have to go to the polls and decide, but I know for sure a lot of Democrats did not go out and vote for Hillary Clinton because of her extreme stance on abortion,” Day concluded.

(Read more at Lifezette)

If Buttigieg and Bernie want to turn their backs on pro-life votes, there is room elsewhere

If Mayor Pete and Senator Sanders would like to make commitment to abortion a Democrat litmus test, then I wish them all the power they need. There is room in the conservative ranks for debate on various issues and we can welcome any degree of pro-life supporters that want to join.

  1. Media Ignores Buttigieg Refusing To Say He Does Not Support Infanticide

The Daily Caller points out how other outlets have ignored Mayor Pete’s refusal to say he does not support infanticide.

Establishment and liberal media failed to cover a presidential candidate refusing to say he does not support infanticide.

2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg refused to come out against late-term abortion or infanticide Thursday, speaking to The View’s Meghan McCain. Yet establishment and liberal media, including CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, HuffPost and Vox, did not cover Buttigieg’s remarks. None of these publications responded to requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

McCain reminded Buttigieg that he once suggested unborn babies can be aborted up until they draw their first breath, and offered Buttigieg a chance to walk back the statement.

Buttigieg said “it shouldn’t be up to a government official to draw the line. It should be up to the woman.” When McCain pressed him on this, specifically asking if he would be comfortable with a situation where a “woman wanted to invoke infanticide after a baby was born,” Buttigieg still didn’t distance himself from infanticide.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Does anyone expect the media to come out against a Democrat?

I cannot express any surprise that the media that carried San Fran Nan’s message of “it’s for the children” now kow-tows to the abortion until birth mantra.

  1. Queer community isn’t happy with Mayor Pete

Townhall points out that Buttigieg doesn’t hold universal support among the gay community.

The LGBTQ community in San Francisco isn’t happy with former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. They feel as though he fails to represent their community. On Friday, two protestors were booted from a fundraiser at the National LGBTQ Center for the Arts for attempting to ask him a question. When it became obvious that they were protestors, supporters began chanting “Boot-Edge-Edge! Boot-Edge-Edge!”

“I’m definitely proud of the fact that a gay candidate has made it thus far, but it’s hard to enjoy or appreciate when his stances are so middle of the road and speak to a predominantly white, upper class audience,” Celi Tamayo-Lee, one of the women who was kicked out of the event, told The Guardian.

Those who feel he’s too moderate take issue with Buttigieg not supporting Medicare for All, free college tuition, his issues with the black community and his ties to billionaire donors. There are issues that don’t impact the LGBTQ community as a whole but impact individuals who are also queer.

(Read more at Townhall)

While I have seen the purity test play out in the Tea Party, I have seen it even more in liberal groups

Over the past few years, it seems that many liberal groups have called for ideological purity (refer to Bernie’s call and Buttigieg’s call for abortion purity). Hence, I expect this to continue and certain groups to tear themselves apart.

To those who find themselves victims, please hear this: every person was made in the image of God. All of us have messed something up, but each of us can be forgiven when we ask for that forgiveness.

Four stories on the Democrat side of the election


  1. Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire, falls short of 2016 performance

Breitbart reports in a 11 February 2020 article on Bernie’s win (and how it does not stack up to his 2016 performance).

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) won the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, but he fell far short of his 2016 performance.

Sanders, who had been leading in the polls ahead of the first in the nation primary, only bested former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg by less than two percentage points when the race was called with 80 percent of precincts reporting. Sanders beat Buttigieg, garnering more than 64,000 to the former mayor’s less than 62,000.

The numbers stand in stark contrast to 2016 when the Vermont septuagenarian bested former Secretary of State Hillary by double digits in New Hampshire. In that contest, Sanders garnered more than 152,000 votes, compared to just a little over 95,000 for Clinton. Overall, Sanders carried New Hampshire by more than 22 percentage points during that cycle.

The 2016 victory was made possible by high turnout and little competition—two luxuries Sanders did not have this time around. According to exit polls conducted by NBC News, turnout appeared to be lower across New Hampshire than in prior presidential primary cycles. The biggest dropoff seems to have come from new and young voters. In particular, according to one exit poll, only 11 percent of New Hampshire voters were younger than 29 on Tuesday, down from 19 percent in 2016.

Complicating matters for Sanders is that the same exit polls showed that half of New Hampshire primary voters found his position too liberal, while only 40 percent thought they were a good fit.

(Read this at Breitbart)

As many reports have been made on Bernie’s NH win, no other addressed the smaller support he received since 2016

The way Bernie proclaimed that he would beat President Trump, I wonder whether he knows that his own support has decreased since 2016. Maybe nobody had enough courage to mention the falling numbers to the angry old socialist.

  1. Sanders: ‘Being pro-choice is an essential part’ of being a Democrat

The Daily Caller points out how candidate Bernie Sanders sees no room in the Democrat tent for pro-life Democrats.

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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Saturday that “being pro-choice is an essential part” of being a Democrat.

The Vermont senator spoke Saturday morning at the “Our Rights, Our Courts” presidential forum in New Hampshire. Demand Justice Initiative, Center for Reproductive Rights, NARAL Pro-Choice America and MSNBC cosponsored the event.

Sanders discussed whether Democrats must be pro-choice. “I think in the Senate’s, probably 95% of the Democrats are pro-choice, the other few are not — in the House, maybe even a higher percentage,” he said.

“So that’s kind of what my view is. I think by this time in history, I think when we talk about what a Democrat is, I think being pro-choice is an essential part of that,” he added.

Sanders’s words come after pro-life Democrat Kristin Day questioned former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Democratic inclusion of pro-life Democrats during a Jan. 26 town hall with Fox’s Chris Wallace.

“I’m a proud pro-life Democrat,” she said. “Do you want the support of pro-life Democratic voters?”

“There are 21 million of us. And if so, would you support more moderate platform language to ensure the party of diversity and inclusion does include everybody?” she continued.

Buttigieg said that though he respects her views, he is not going to try to earn her vote “by tricking” her.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

This comes from the party of “inclusion” and “diversity”

So, to be a Democrat according to Comrade Sanders, you need to goose-step to his tune. Of course, this comes from the party where all of the front runners are white. At least they got away from the requirement that they all be white and 70+.

  1. Bernie Sanders goes full tilt abortion

Townhall comments on the diatribe of Bernie Sanders on taxpayer-funded abortion and pro-life Democrats.

A conglomerate of pro-abortion groups, including NARAL Pro-Choice, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Demand Justice, held a forum in New Hampshire on Saturday focusing on abortion.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made it very clear he believes that in order to be a Democrat a person must be pro-choice, a clear jab at pro-life Democratic voter Kristen Day. She was the one who asked former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg if he supported the Democratic Party changing its platform to be more inclusive of pro-life Democrats.

“Is there such a thing as a pro-life Democrat in your vision of the party?” NBC News’ Stephanie Ruhle asked.

“I think being pro-choice is an absolutely essential part of being a Democrat,” he replied to audience cheers. “If you’re asking me – and I think I may be wrong on this – I think in the Senate, probably 95 percent of the Democrats are pro-choice, the other few are not. In the House, maybe even a higher percentage. So that’s kind of what my view is.”

“I think, by this time in history, I think when we talk about what a Democrat is, I think being pro-choice is essentially an essential part of that,” Sanders concluded.

Later in the forum, he discussed Medicare for All and how, under his version of the plan, abortions would be funded by the taxpayers.

(Read more at Townhall)

Once we knew that Sanders would limit Democrats to the pro-abortion view, we should expect that the socialist would require us to participate in abortion

Never mind the Supreme Court decisions on freedom of religion. This angry old socialist will shout down any opposition to abortion. If he can, he will likely be the one to require Christians stand before firing squads (considering his past views on Christians in office).

  1. Poll says Americans do not accept Bernie’s socialism

Townhall comments in a 15 February 2020 article on a poll that suggests that America has not developed a taste for Bernie’s brand of socialism.

Well, this should make for some good talking points against Sen. Bernie Sanders’ agenda to transform America into a socialist utopia. The Vermont senator is running on one of the most radical agendas in recent memory. It’s decidedly left-wing. Its supporters are decidedly left-wing. The energy that is has channeled has forced the Democratic Party to lurch to the left, much to the annoyance of the establishment. You see that with the Democratic National Committee pretty much changing the rules so that former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg can be on stage. Sanders supporters will only see this as yet another time the Democratic National Committee interfered in a primary contest to screw over Sanders. Still, there is this poll to deal with that shows a majority of Americans would not vote for a socialist for president (via Fox News):

The results of a new Gallup poll suggest that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., may face a big challenge winning the White House if he succeeds in capturing the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.

The survey, conducted from Jan. 16-29 among 1,033 adults, found 53 percent said that they would not vote for their party nominee if they were a, “generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be socialist.”

Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, went into the New Hampshire Democratic primary on strong footing Tuesday night, after he nearly tied former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the Iowa Caucuses.

[…]

The Gallup poll showed Democrats are most willing to support a socialist, with 76 percent saying they would vote for a candidate with that political ideology. Only 45 percent of Independents and 17 percent of Republicans said they would do the same.

This is by no means a silver bullet that could end Sanders’ agenda. Or could it? Seventy-six percent of your party’s voters is not a strong showing from the base. Yet, let’s not take Sanders out of the realm of the possible, which is one of the reasons why Trump won; Democrats simply couldn’t fathom him winning. Keep this trend in your back pocket. Yet, what is does show is that all-in-all Americans know what far-left policies yield: equal suffering.

(Read more at Townhall)

One wonders whether the 76% of Democrats supporting socialism have looked at Venezuela

It seems that the line that gets toed is whatever the Democrat leadership says calls it. If the Democrat leadership says abortion-to-birth constitutes the Democrat line, then almost 80% of the Democrat faithful sidle up to that line. If San Fran Nan and Bernie say that capitalism sucks (even though just about every Democrat in Congress for more than a term has amassed a fortune), then the Democrat faithful fall in line with socialism.

Two stories for Christians today


Group (2ndVote) identifies how liberal or conservative charities act

Watchdog Group Is Helping Conservatives Push Back on Leftist Corporate Activism

A Townhall article points out 2ndVote was born and how it operates.

We’ve all experienced it—standing in the checkout line at the grocery store when the clerk asks if you’d like to make a donation to the cause du jour. Sometimes the organization is a household name, other times not. Either way, customers are never given the full picture about how that organization uses its money.

When Dr. David Black was confronted with the question in 2011 at his local grocery store asking for donations to March for Dimes, he obliged without giving it another thought.

To this pro-lifer’s surprise, his wife, former Rep. Diane Black, informed him that the group has ties to Planned Parenthood.

The seemingly mundane incident forced Black, a forensic scientist by training, to question what else he didn’t know.

2ndVoteOut of his curiosity 2ndVote was born—a corporate activism watchdog that researches and exposes what retailers do with your dollars, giving conservatives and Christians the tools they need to shop and donate according to their principles.

While the group started by looking into nonprofits, 2ndVote quickly began to focus on corporations and identified seven conservative and Judeo-Christian values that are under attack: life, religious liberty, marriage, the Second Amendment, immigration, education, and the environment.

To date, the organization has a database of 900 for-profit and nonprofit entities that are ranked on a one (liberal) through five (conservative) scale. Christian and conservative consumers can now shop smarter and easier by utilizing tools on the 2ndVote website and app, such as the Everyday Shopping Guide.

(Read more at Townhall)

As far as commands from Jesus go, this would fall under “be wise as serpents and innocent as doves”

Jesus set an impossibly high standard that we must strive to attain when He told us:

Behold, I send you out as sheep among wolves, so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. (Matthew 10:16 NASB)

As anyone who has dealt with sheep would know, referring to his followers as sheep was no complement. However, this was a theme within the Old Testament that continued to the New that illustrated the believers’ dependence on God. Nonetheless, while continuing to refer to our dependence on God and the evil of the world (the wolves), Jesus commands us to use our brains to match the wiles of the world.

To make things a little easier, 2ndVote has apps on the Google Play and Apple platforms. Through those apps, any curious user can explore the proclivities of charities they wish to investigate.

If the user comes from the ideological left, the story section and news section of 2ndVote might make that user a bit uncomfortable (just as reading CNN makes most right-leaning users uncomfortable). Still, considering the pro-life genesis of the group, maybe that should be expected.

Therefore, with all this in mind, “study to show yourselves approved” (2 Timothy 2:15).

Islamists burn 30 alive in cars

The BBC reported in a 10 February 2020 article that Islamists burned 30 as they slept in cars in Nigeria.

borno2Most of the victims were travellers who were burnt to death while sleeping in their vehicles during an overnight stop, officials added

The attack took place in Auno town on a major highway in Borno State.

Militant Islamist group Boko Haram and its offshoots have waged a brutal insurgency in Nigeria since 2009.

About 35,000 people have been killed, more than two million have been left homeless and hundreds have been abducted in the conflict.

Nigeria’s government has repeatedly said that the militants have been defeated, but attacks continue.

(Read more at the BBC)

For the mass media, one or two American illnesses and a number of Chinese deaths in the struggle against coronavirus seem to have outweighed this slaughter

While one might understand the self-interest built into the media’s decision to broadcast news on the coronavirus rather than these Islamist attacks, Christians need to lift up our brothers in prayer. Because this, like a long-festering sore, does not seem to be anywhere near going away — we need to continually pray for these Christians’ delivery.

 

Thirteen stories on Democrats doing what Democrats do best


Hating

  1. Texas Democrat doubles down on wishing Barack Obama had cancer

The Daily Caller points out one hypocritical Texas Democrat who seems to wish harm on the former president.

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

Justin-LeceaDemocratic Texas congressional candidate Justin Lecea said he hopes former President Barack Obama gets cancer in a series of tweets posted Sunday night.

Lecea attempted to justify his ill-wishes towards the 44th president by calling Obama a war criminal, and citing his administration’s record on deportations and immigration enforcement.

“Y’all are defending a war criminal who was in authority during the deportation of over 3 million immigrants,” Lecea said in one of his tweets.

Lecea also attacked the former president’s record on climate change and health care.

“People are criticizing me for wishing cancer on Obama. I say that having lost a parent to brain cancer after 12 years of fighting, and getting to see just how terrible our Healthcare system is, and I still think he deserves it or worse,” Lecea said.
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(Read more at the Daily Caller)

I will admit that I did not support the policies of Barack Hussein Obama

I will admit that I opposed the policies of Barack Hussein Obama. I resented his intrusion into my health care costs where he promised to lower them and then increased them by multiples. Additionally, while I supported getting the US out of Iraq, I did not support the power vacuum he created (facilitating the creation of ISIS). Also, I stood against him on a number of other stances (such as the abandonment of Christians in the area of ISIS). Still, I did pray for the president.

In contrast, it seems that this Democrat wants to ingratiate himself to those who are hurting from the effects of the ACA and other Obama administration policies by wishing ill on the former president rather than suggesting ways to cure these ills. It seems that this puts him in the swampier part of both the Democrat and Republican parties.

  1. Driver in Florida plows van into GOP voter registration tent, nearly hitting 6 volunteers

Miami Fox affiliate WSVN reports on the man who drove into a GOP voter registration tent in Jacksonville, Florida. A video from Jacksonville independent station WJXT also covers the event.

A man in Florida is under arrest after he deliberately drove a van into a tent where voters were being registered by local Republicans, authorities in Jacksonville said Sunday.

William Loel TimmThe Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said via social media that 27-year-old Gregory William Loel Timm has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a person 65 years old or older, one count of criminal mischief and driving with a suspended license. The Republican party of Duval County said it had set up the tent on Saturday in order to register voters.

The county GOP said via Twitter that six volunteers for President Donald Trump’s campaign “were intentionally targeted while registering voters.”

Local media said there were no injuries.

“Kind of out of the blue, a man approached us in a van, was waving at us, kind of a friendly demeanor, thought he was coming up to talk to us, instead he accelerated his vehicle and plowed right into our tent, our tables,” volunteer Mark Alfieri told television station WJAX.

(Read more at WSVN)

Trying to run over 6 people due to their political persuasion might seem like a hate crime

Making a video (though he accidentally stopped making the video before the “good part”), stopping the van, making another video of the damage, and then speeding off certainly seems like a premeditated hate crime. An admission of “someone had to do it” and claiming allegiance to Antifa seems like relevant information. Why hasn’t the main stream media reported on any of this?

  1. Don’t let the media make you forget a Democrat just tried to run over Republicans in Jacksonville

The Red State also reports on the 27-year-old who drove into a Florida GOP voter registration tent.

Maybe you hadn’t heard or maybe you’ve already forgotten. You can’t be blamed for either.

On Saturday, 27-year-old Gregory Timm drove his car into a Republican voter registration tent in Jacksonville because “he did not like Donald Trump.” He was subsequently arrested at his home for his actions and luckily, no one was hurt.

Timm was open about what he was trying to do and why he did it. Even going so far as to show police officers a video he made just before he committed the crime, and even bragging to police that the “good part” was when it drove into the tent. The video actually cut out before that happened and Timm expressed disappointment.

For some reason, the police redacted the part of the report where Timm admits that he is a part of an organization, but many have guessed that the group he’s a part of is Antifa, as this kind of violence and destruction fits with their patterns.

It is currently unclear if he intended to hurt the volunteers at the tent or just run the tent down.

I tell you all this not to report on the crime, but to show you the lack of reporting on it. At this time, there hasn’t really been much media activity on it at all since Saturday. I don’t think I need to explain to you why, but I will anyway.

This was an attack by a leftist on right-leaning people who clearly supported Donald Trump. Despite the fact that people could have died or been seriously injured during the attack, the media has no interest in covering something so mundane as a bunch of Republicans in danger from a Democrat.

We all know that if the role was reversed, then this story would be plastered all over every working television screen you walked by. The media wouldn’t be able to stop talking about it. They would hold rallies and marches. They would put the people who worked the tent that got run over on television and radio as often as humanly possible. The narrative that would be cooked up would be that this is Trump’s America and that this kind of hatred and violence is only around because Orange Man fosters it.

The state of our media isn’t one where information is king, but agenda and narrative. There is a clear bias that prevents certain facts about the world around us from getting in. In fact, as a man who works in media myself, I can tell you that I see a lot of the mainstream media leaving stuff out more than it is putting stuff in.

This is one of those moments. At this time I’m watching as conservative outlets like RedState and the Washington Free Beacon report about it, but nothing from the mainstream media. At least as of this writing.

(Read more at the Red State)

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When did the police become the agency that redacted information about Antifa?

Why has the Jacksonville police department become the protectors of the violent faction of the Democrat party?

  1. Milwaukee teacher placed on leave for tweet about Limbaugh’s cancer

The Milwaukee Star Tribune reports in a 6 February 2020 article how a teacher has been placed on leave for applauding the cancer diagnosis of Rush Limbaugh.

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

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A Milwaukee Public Schools teacher has been placed on leave after tweeting that it was “awesome” that conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has cancer.

Travis SarandosThe district said English teacher Travis Sarandos was placed on leave Wednesday pending an investigation.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Sarandos tweeted “limbaugh absolutely should have to suffer from cancer. it’s awesome that he’s dying, and hopefully it is as quick as it is painful.”

Sarandos has since deleted his Twitter account.

(Read more at the Milwaukee Star Tribune)

Although I am certain that Rush has thick skin and this poorly-thought-out comment may fall under free speech, this “man” should think about others

Since this comment was certainly not borne out of love, this “man” must certainly not have thought about the possible other audiences he might be addressing. Therefore, if he is allowed to continue his future in education, he might consider the following: he might consider the feelings of the suffering and of those who support the suffering. While he may have had his focus on someone who obviously affected this petty person, he did not consider the outside world.

Avoiding the truth

  1. Nancy Pelosi’s staff demands takedown of video of her SOTU tantrum

Breitbart reports in a 10 February 2020 article how Nancy Pelosi’e staff has called for the removal of the video that shows the people mentioned during the State of the Union speech which she destroyed.

A video shared by President Trump showing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tearing apart the State of the Union address has amassed over 18 million views on social media despite her allies’ efforts to convince platforms to remove it.

The video, posted by the president last week, shows Pelosi tearing up the State of the Union address and highlights memorable moments of the speech, such as Trump honoring 100-year-old Tuskegee Airman Gen. Charles McGee. It has now surpassed 11 million views on Twitter, 3.1 million views on Facebook, and 4.1 million views on Instagram:

The video, titled “Powerful American Stories Ripped To Shreds By Nancy Pelosi,” has drawn criticism from Democrats, who claim it is misleading:

“Researchers say the Pelosi video is an example of a ‘cheapfake’ video, one that has been altered but not with sophisticated AI like in a deepfake,” the Associated Press reported.

Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill asserted that the video was “deliberately designed to mislead and lie to the American people” and blasted social media platforms for failing to remove it.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This video does faithfully show a number of people honored in the State of the Union speech.

Because campaign commercials have used video compilations to illustrate the wide range of components within any particular subject, the idea that Freedom Fights cannot use images of each of the central honorees of the State of the Union speech while protesting San Fran Nan’s desecration of the historic copy of the speech flies in the face of reason.

Still, like the nuclear option and the concept of an impeachment without a crime, this obviously gives the next Republican Speaker of the House serving under a disagreeable Democrat president some new options.

  1. FACT CHECK: Do 2,900 Children Die From Gun Violence Every Year?

Fact checking group Check Your Fact countered a claim in a recent Michael Bloomberg advertisement that claimed that 2,900 children die annually from gun violence.

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg aired a Super Bowl ad that at one point said, “2,900 children die from gun violence every year.”

WATCH:

Verdict: False

The statistic includes the deaths of 18- and 19-year-olds who are legally considered adults in most U.S. states. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data from 2013 to 2017, the time period used by the Bloomberg campaign, show there was an average of 1,499 gun deaths per year among children between the ages of 0 and 17.

Fact Check:

Bloomberg, a former mayor of New York City, has so far spent more than $140 million on TV and digital advertising for his presidential bid, according to The Wall Street Journal. His campaign reportedly paid $10 million to air a 60-second advertisement during the Feb. 2 Super Bowl match-up between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

The ad features Calandrian Kemp discussing the death of her son, George Kemp Jr., who was shot and killed outside of Houston in 2013 at age 20. She praises Bloomberg for his efforts to implement more stringent gun control laws.

At one point, the ad shows a graphic saying, “2,900 children die from gun violence every year.” That figure, however, is misleading.

The statistic appears to come from a 2019 report by Everytown for Gun Safety, a Bloomberg-affiliated gun control nonprofit. It uses CDC data between the years of 2013 and 2017. But as the report clearly states in a June 2019 fact sheet, the figure includes 18- and 19-year-olds legally considered adults in most states, not just those considered children under the law.

When looking at the same CDC data for children ages zero through 17, the number of deaths by firearm (intentional and unintentional) drops to 1,499 per year. That figure is roughly 48% lower than the 2,900 deaths in Bloomberg’s ad.

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Gifford’s Law Center, both nonprofits that advocate for gun control, reported roughly 1,500 children killed by gun violence per year for the same time period.

It’s important to note that both the CDC and Bloomberg campaign’s numbers include suicides, police shootings, accidental shootings and shootings that have an undetermined intent. These instances may or may not be counted depending upon which definition of gun violence is used.

(Read more at Check Your Fact)

 Then again, when have facts mattered to a Democrat when lies can be used to whip up hysteria?

As the Kavanaugh  and House impeachment hearings both illustrated, Democrats have shown a propensity to rest their cases on unfaithful witnesses. Rather than invest the time in vetting witnesses, Democrats recently have leaned on the tactic of building the pathos (emotion) of their argument while ignoring the logos (logic), ethos (ethics), and kronos (timing) of that argument. In this case, it seems that the ad-maker took the most compelling numbers on gun violence with children and then bumped it. In the case of the Kavanaugh hearings, Democrats took the word of Christine Blasey-Ford without checking to see if her testimony would stand cross-examination with her named witnesses [it didn’t]). In the case of the various permutations of the impeachment trial, the lack of credible witness testimony was best demonstrated when Representative Steve Scalise asked the panel of witness professors to identify any impeachable offenses or crimes committed by President Donald Trump and none did.

  1. CNN’s false fact check on Comey’s apparent leaking gets modified

The Daily Caller calls out a false fact check that was recently revised by CNN as a result of recent events.

ComeyAtPolConCNN issued a false fact check Thursday that said former FBI Director James Comey had never admitted to leaking sensitive information.

A couple of hours later, fact checker Daniel Dale revised the fact check to clarify that Trump had falsely claimed that Comey admitted to leaking in a May 2017 committee exchange with Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley. The CNN Twitter post now reads: “Fact check: Trump falsely claims Comey admitted to leaking to Grassley (Clarification: the headline of this post has been updated to make clear that it is about what Comey said to Grassley.)”

The “fact check” came as a result of Trump’s post-impeachment acquittal speech to supporters and media Thursday in the East Room of the White House. Trump incorrectly recalled that Comey had first admitted to leaking information under cross-examination from Grassley during a session of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In fact, Comey had admitted during testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in June 2017 to coordinating a leak of a memorandum that recorded his private conversation with President Donald Trump.

“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter,” Comey said. “I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons.” The friend was later revealed to be Columbia law professor Daniel Richman.

But CNN’s initial fact check suggested Trump was lying in stating that Comey had ever admitted to leaking.

The network’s subsequent fact check clarified that Comey did not admit to leaking to Grassley. That is accurate, but the senator, who was then the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was aware of Comey’s activities. Grassley wrote in a letter to then-deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, “If it’s true that Professor Richman had four of the seven memos, then in light of the fact that four of the seven memos the Committee reviewed are classified, it would appear that at least one memo the former FBI director gave Professor Richman contained classified information.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

CNN, why not act like a reputable journalistic endeavor and print a retraction instead?

Rather than doing the dishonest thing of changing the record and pretending nothing happened, why not do what most main stream media outlets do? Why not print a retraction in only the print version of your publication, put it in agate print on the last page of your Want Ads section, and be done with it? That way, when you get caught, you can “honestly” say that there was a retraction.

Criminalizing those who deserve praise and protecting criminals

  1. NYC cops ‘declaring war’ on Mayor de Blasio, union says, following ‘assassination attempts’ on officers

Fox News reports in a 8 February 2020 article that New York City cops have decided to fight back against the anti-cop mayor.

police union says the men and women of New York City’s finest are now “declaring war” on Mayor Bill de Blasio following a pair of shootings targeting officers in the Bronx over the weekend.

The fiery rhetoric directed at the Big Apple’s Democrat leader — who has implemented several measures critics say are hostile to police – comes as the NYPD filed charges against suspect Robert Williams in both attacks.

“Mayor De Blasio, the members of the NYPD are declaring war on you!” the Sergeants Benevolent Association wrote in a tweet. “We do not respect you, DO NOT visit us in hospitals. You sold the NYPD to the vile creatures, the 1% who hate cops but vote for you.

“NYPD cops have been assassinated because of you,” the tweet added. “This isn’t over, Game on!”

Police say Williams first ambushed two officers from the 41st Precinct on Saturday night, who had been sitting in a marked patrol van. One officer was wounded as a result of that attack when a bullet grazed his chin and neck.

Williams then walked into the precinct’s station house the next morning and opened fire with a 9mm handgun, injuring a lieutenant, police added. Only after running out of bullets did the 45-year-old Bronx native lay down on the ground and surrender.

The two officers wounded in the attacks have been treated and released from New York City hospitals.

Williams, meanwhile, has been charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.

De Blasio’s office ripped Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins on Monday, telling Fox News that his “comments are absolutely reprehensible.

(Read more at Fox News)

Take note of who really displays reprehensible behavior (that is, Bloomberg’s protege)

The person who has really exhibited reprehensible behavior would be the person who enjoys taxpayer-funded, continuous armed protection while:

  • Lobbying with Bloomberg’s group against our second amendment rights and
  • Telling his son not to trust the officers who provide this mayor with his protection.

  1. NYC police attacks are encouraged by de Blasio’s anti-police rhetoric

According to Fox News host Dean Cain, the attacks against police have been spurred on by the anti-police rhetoric of mayor De Blasio.

Actor and former reserve police officer Dean Cain said on Monday that the assassination attempts against New York City police officers over the weekend are due in part to anti-police rhetoric by Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Chris Cuomo.

“De Blasio and Cuomo are part of that problem,” Cain told “Outnumbered Overtime.”

“The rhetoric and the words coming out of [De Blasio’s] mouth have done nothing except for encouraging these sorts of attacks on police officers and it’s an absolute nightmare.”

Cain added that the mayor has no support among the NYPD’s rank-and-file.

“I spoke to officers this morning and the morale is horrible and the feeling is terrible,” Cain said.

Police say a man, identified as Robert Williams, carried out two attacks on officers in the Bronx fewer than 12 hours apart. Williams was taken into custody on Sunday morning after unloading his 9mm handgun on officers at the 41st precinct, wounding a lieutenant in his upper left arm.

The weekend attacks come amid rising tensions between the city’s 34,000-member force and the de Blasio administration, which has implemented several measures that critics say are hostile to police.

De Blasio oversaw the end of the stop and frisk policy, which gave beat cops wide latitude to detain and search people for weapons, made the Big Apple a sanctuary city and has slated the Rikers Island jail for closure. In addition, new criminal justice reforms passed by state lawmakers have effectively ended cash bail for a wide variety of criminal suspects.

(Read more at Fox News)

  1. Mike Bloomberg’s gun-control group just vastly outspent the NRA to help Democrats win in Virginia

CNBC reports in a 6 November 2019 article that Bloomberg’s gun control group has become the powerhouse behind the gun control effort in Virginia.

A gun-control lobbying group funded largely by billionaire Michael Bloomberg just helped Democrats take over the state government in Virginia – right in the National Rifle Association’s backyard.

In Tuesday’s elections, the Democrats tipped the Virginia House and Senate in their favor, giving them full control of the state government for the first time since 1994. The election had stronger-than-usual turnout in the suburbs, according to media reports.

While the results could be a good omen for Democrats’ chances in 2020, it may also be a tipping point in the money battle over gun rights. Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun-control advocacy group that the former New York mayor helps fund, spent $2.5 million this year to influence voters in Virginia versus approximately $300,000 by the NRA, which has its headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.

“In the past, the NRA has had its way with lawmakers because it was considered powerful and wealthy, and that has dynamic changed drastically — even within the last year,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, which is part of Everytown.

The NRA, in a statement, said “Virginians are about to experience life under a distant tycoon’s thumb,” referring to Bloomberg.

“Candidates who proudly accepted Bloomberg’s cash — and every voter they misled — will soon realize the cost of being beholden to a Manhattan billionaire who despises Virginians’ right to self-defense,” the organization said.

Other issues, such as minimum wage and health care, were also a focus for voters in the election. But gun control was in the spotlight. Three in 4 voters rated gun policy, including mandatory background checks, a “very important” issue, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll. A mass shooting in Virginia Beach left a dozen dead earlier this year, while massacres in Ohio, Texas and California also emboldened groups calling for tougher gun laws.

Bloomberg helped found Everytown for Gun Safety in 2014 to “end gun violence and counter the Washington gun lobby.” The group put its focus beyond Congress, to bring attention to state elections and corporate boards, “fields of play formerly occupied almost solely by the gun lobby.” Bloomberg has pledged to spend at least $50 million to support the cause. The group now has 350,000 financial backers, though Bloomberg remains a major contributor.

(Read more at CNBC)

This seems to go against the wishes of most Virginians I know

Admittedly, my acquaintances tend toward the conservative side (go figure, since there is likely a large amount of confirmation bias between the tweets we share). Still, it does not seem that a Democrat who preaches against the electoral college would take the disproportionate representation afforded him by his investment in Everytown for Gun Safety.
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Then again, Buttigieg has always pushed for the elimination of the electoral college. However, when the system in Iowa gave him more delegates, he accepted them.

Being Racist

  1. Bloomberg heard in 2015 audio clip defending “stop and frisk” and telling cops to throw “minority kids against wall”

A 11 February 2020 Fox News article reports on the Bloomberg tape that recorded him defending the “stop and frisk” policy where he says he will send all his cops to minority neighborhoods and other racist gems.

A newly surfaced recording from a 2015 speech by Michael Bloomberg, in which the former three-term mayor of New York City gives a full-throated defense of the controversial policing procedure known as “stop and frisk,” is threatening to undermine the 2020 presidential candidate’s subsequent apologies for backing the policy and hurt his status with minority voters.

President Trump blasted his fellow New Yorker as the audio emerged, saying in a Tuesday morning tweet as the New Hampshire primary was getting underway: ‘”WOW, BLOOMBERG IS A TOTAL RACIST!” The tweet was later taken down, without explanation — but his campaign manager Brad Parscale soon afterward tweeted “#BloombergIsARacist,” next to a separate clip of Bloomberg complaining in a 2013 radio interview that police stop white people “too much” and minorities “too little.”

Parscale added in reference to the 2015 comments, “All the money in the world can’t undo this.”

In an audio clip of the 2015 speech Bloomberg gave to the Aspen Institute, the billionaire acknowledged that “stop and frisk” targeted minority “kids” whom cops must throw “up against the wall” to disarm. The Aspen Times reported at the time that Bloomberg representatives asked the Institute not to distribute footage of his appearance.

“Ninety-five percent of murders- murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take a description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops,” he said. “They are male, minorities, 16-25. That’s true in New York, that’s true in virtually every city (inaudible). And that’s where the real crime is. You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of people that are getting killed.”

Bloomberg also said urban crime-fighting required cities to “spend the money” and “put a lot of cops in the streets,” particularly in “minority neighborhoods,” where he said the crime is. He also acknowledged the “unintended consequences” of the policy.

“So one of the unintended consequences is people say, ‘Oh my God, you are arresting kids for marijuana that are all minorities.’ Yes, that’s true. Why? Because we put all the cops in minority neighborhoods,” Bloomberg is heard saying on the recording. “Yes, that’s true. Why do we do it? Because that’s where all the crime is. And the way you get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them… And then they start… ‘Oh I don’t want to get caught.’ So they don’t bring the gun. They still have a gun, but they leave it at home.”

(Read more at Fox News)

Sending police to high-crime areas must be supported; however, using race as probable cause cannot be supported

For a mayor to introduce a policy that calls for minority-community men and boys to be searched without probable cause shows how that mayor (Bloomberg) might display dictatorial tendencies. However, that may not come as a surprise to those who experienced Bloomberg’s  soft drink bans, high taxes on cigarettes, and other nanny-state programs. Additionally, like the Democrats who have taken part in the debates, Bloomberg has expressed an interest in funding health care for illegal aliens by heaping more taxes on those who work.

Shady dealings

  1. Iowa Democrat party chair calls for probe into caucus

One America News Network reports that the Iowa Democrat party has called for a probe into the caucus that took 3 days longer than usual.

The chair of the Iowa Democrat Party is calling for an independent investigation into what went wrong with the caucus this week. On Friday, Troy Price said while 100 percent of reporting has been achieved, delays and inconsistencies have hindered the final result.

Price added the review will take as long as needed.

“We will be undergoing an independent forensic review of the challenges that we saw on Monday night,” he said. “What went right, what went wrong, from start to finish, and what we can do better in the future.”

The Iowa Democrat Party will also give 2020 campaigns the chance to submit evidence of inconsistencies and file a request for a recanvass. Candidates will have until noon on Monday to submit discrepancy claims from the caucus results.

“This morning, we informed campaigns of two new steps over the coming days to ensure that the numbers we reported match the records from caucus night,” stated Price. “First, we are providing presidential campaigns the opportunity to submit evidence of data entry inaccuracies, and we will work to make necessary corrections.”

The chairman went on to say “the IDP will compare the reported numbers with the results from caucus night to ensure the integrity of their reporting.”

According to reports, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg won 13 pledged delegates and Sen. Bernie Sanders took 12 from the flawed Iowa caucus. Additionally, Sen. Elizabeth Warren walked away with eight delegates, former Vice President Joe Biden got six and Sen. Amy Klobuchar received one. The Iowa Democratic Party has yet to finalize those numbers.

The Associated Press calculated how the 40 delegates would be distributed, revealing an extra delegate yet to be claimed. Many believe it could be withheld due to the chaos surrounding the precincts’ reporting.

However, this may give Buttigieg and Sanders an opportunity to tie for the top spot. This would make quite the déjà vu for Sanders, who virtually tied with Hillary Clinton in Iowa in 2016.

(Read more at the One America News Network)

You know that the corruption is rife when Democrats ask to be investigated

When a Democrat asks to be investigated (as opposed to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz when Democrat computers were involved), you know that things are bad.

  1. Iowa Democrat Party: ‘Inconsistencies’ Found in Reporting of Caucus Results

Breitbart reports on the failure of the Iowa caucus.

The Iowa Democrat Party announced late Monday evening that it discovered “inconsistencies” in the reporting of three sets of caucus results as delays continue to plague the first-in-the-nation primary contest.

<“We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results. In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report,” Iowa Democratic Party Communications Director Mandy McClure said in a statement. “This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion. The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results.”

The development comes after officials announced they are doing “quality control” on the results prior to releasing them out of “an abundance of caution.”

As of 11:30 P.M. EST, final caucus results have not yet been confirmed. Previous races have been called between 8 P.M. EST and 10 P.M. EST.

The Biden campaign sent a letter to the Iowa Democrat Party regarding the delay, raising concerns about the “considerable flaws” in the reporting system.

“I write on behalf of the Biden for President Campaign regarding the considerable flaws in tonight’s Iowa Caucus reporting system. The app that was intended to relay Caucus results to the Party failed; the Party’s back-up telephonic reporting system likewise has failed,” wrote Biden campaign general counsel Dana Remus.”Now, we understand that Caucus Chairs are attempting to — and, in many cases, failing to — report results telephonically to the Party. These acute failures are occurring statewide.”

“We appreciate that you plan to brief the campaigns momentarily on these issues, and we plan to participate. However, we believe that the campaigns deserve full explanations and relevant information regarding the methods of quality control you are employing, and an opportunity to respond, before any official results are released,” Remus added.

Iowa Democrats went to their precinct caucuses Monday to vote for their choice for the 2020 presidential race among a historically large field of candidates and no clear front-runner.

The caucuses officially begin the 2020 primary season, which will ultimately lead to party presidential nominations this summer.

Under Iowa’s Democrat Party caucus system, members gathered at 1,678 neighborhood locations across the state, or at one of 87 “satellite caucus” locations around the world, to cast a ballot for their choice for the Democratic nominee among 11 candidates.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Three stories on how media targets children for sexual exploitation


  1. YouTube porn shock as site is flooded with hardcore sex videos from Roblox

The Sun reports on YouTube videos.

Roblox is aimed at children, and riffs on Minecraft by letting players create their own mini-games and virtual worlds.

But pervy players have exploited Roblox’s freedom, using it to create twisted fantasy worlds where they live out sex games.

(Read more at The Sun; however, be aware that there are semi-explicit illustrations)

Thankfully, my research found no easily-accessible scenes posted at YouTube

The Roblox videos that I could find all were quite innocent; however, I did not use key words that would be blocked by my work environment.

Therefore, it might be wise for parents to ensure their children do not use Roblox. If the children have started to use Roblox, it might be a good time to limit the use of the app to when there is adult supervision.

  1. Twitter’s Terms of Service explicitly allows pedophiles to discuss ‘attraction towards minors’ on their platform

Big League Politics reported how Twitter has continued its moral slide by allowing pedophiles to discuss their attraction to minors on their platform.

Social media giant Twitter has quietly amended their terms of service to allow for “discussions related to… attraction towards minors” to be allowed on their platform.

“Discussions related to child sexual exploitation as a phenomenon or attraction towards minors are permitted, provided they don’t promote or glorify child sexual exploitation in any way,” reads Twitter’s terms of service.

Twitter allow noted that they would allow for nude depictions of children on their platform in certain instances.

(Read more at Big League Politics, but be aware that it has objectionable illustrations)

While we must speak to the world, we don’t need to wallow in the mud

We watch and stand to keep our kids safe. For those who are young enough to be victims, we need to watch their social media accounts and even steer them from certain cesspools.

  1. Fox agrees to air a Super Bowl advertisement featuring drag queens after refusing to air an ad about abortion survivors

Lifezette reports in a 30 January 2020 article that the Fox network has agreed to air a Super Bowl advertisement featuring drag queens after refusing to air an ad about abortion survivors.

AbortionSurvivorThe Super Bowl is set to take place on Sunday, which means countless advertisers have spent the past few months working on the commercials that will air on Fox during the game. Unfortunately, it has just been revealed that FOX has refused to approve a powerful commercial about abortion survivors, yet the network had no problem with green lighting an ad featuring drag queens.

The pro-life group Faces of Choice is speaking out this week to slam Fox Sports for refusing to air an ad they produced during the Super Bowl, according to LifeSite News. The ad originally ran during this year’s March For Life, and it tells the story of fourteen people who survived abortions.

Back in July, Faces of Choice submitted a thirty-second version of the ad to be aired during the Super Bowl, but the network was not having it.

“We were one of the very first people to submit anything to them,” explained Lyric Gillett, the founder of Faces of Choice. “We met every single stipulation that they asked for and every time we met the line they moved the line further to request something else.”

Gillett went on to say that she was initially told by Fox that they would get back to her by October about whether or not the ad had been approved, but she never heard anything else from them. After she repeatedly tried to get in touch with Fox’s legal department, she was finally told in November that all Super Bowl advertising slots were full. Last week, however, Fox announced that more advertising slots had become available for the Super Bowl, so Gillett resubmitted the application.

At the time of this writing, Gillett has yet to hear back about the commercial.

Gillett expressed surprise that Fox asked her at one point to give them information about everyone who had donated to the ad. Though Gillett found this request to be “untenable,” she ultimately complied and handed over the information.

What Fox is doing is even more offensive given the fact that the network had no problem approving a Super Bowl ad that featured contestants from the reality television show “Rupaul’s Drag Race.” Drag queens Kim Chi and Miz Cracker will be appearing in a fifteen-second ad for Sabra hummus products, according to NBC News.

(Read more at Lifezette)

This tells me I will never eat Sabra again

I have had it with the normalization of deviancy.

Five stories on the March for Life


  1. Trump becomes first President to attend March For Life: ‘Every person is worth protecting’

The Daily Caller reported in a 24 January 2020 article on the historic speech by President Trump.

Trump-speaks-at-march-for-life-President Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to attend the annual March For Life on Friday, telling the crowd that he believes “every person is worth protecting.”

Hundreds of thousands of people gather every year in Washington, DC for the march in opposition to abortion. Vice President Mike Pence has attended the march in the past and Trump has addressed the rally goers in video messages, but this is the first year that the president attended in person.

“It is my profound honor to be the first president in history to attend the March for Life!” Trump told the crowd. “We’re here for a very simple reason — to defend the right of every child, born and unborn, to fulfill their God-given potential.”

“Every life brings love into this world,” Trump said. “Every person is worth protecting.”

Trump knocked several Democrats during his speech for their pro-abortion comments, particularly Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who suggested that mothers and doctors should be allowed to kill children shortly after they are born.

“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother,” Northam said during an interview last year.

Trump has implemented several pro-life policies since taking office, including declaring that taxpayer funds can no longer be used for abortion referrals under Title X. Planned Parenthood opted out of Title X program funding rather than stop referring women for abortions.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Better than the common defense “you may be aborting the person to cure cancer”

Better than the worthless-until-proven posit, President Trump’s suggestion that all people (even those born with disabilities or those who stutter — like San Fran Nan) have the image of God upon them (for those who were schooled under the tutelage of nuns, that would be the imago dei).

  1. Lifezette also reports on Trump’s historic speech

In a 24 January 2020 article, Livezette reported on the speech by President Trump at the March for Life.

Fox News reports that from laymen to leaders, conservative and pro-life Christians are showing up at Friday’s DC pro-life March for Life in droves.

Many of them are no doubt encouraged and thrilled at the scheduled appearance of President Donald Trump.

Trump is the first U.S. president to ever address the rally in person.

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Appearing on “Fox & Friends: First” with host Heather Childers, March for Life president Jeanne Mancini said that President Trump has “absolutely put his money where his mouth is” on pro-life issues.

Their own words speak volumes as to their commitment to this cause.

“Inviting wonderful Evangelical leaders like … Pastor David Platt from McLean Bible Church, Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, to participate is one small way we do this. We want to do everything possible to welcome pro-life people of all faiths to the March for Life,” said march organizer Jeanne Mancini.

The march began in 1974 as mainly a Roman Catholic event. It has expanded to include all faiths.

(Read more at Livezette)

A first ignored by the main stream media

While the main stream media focuses on the third impeachment of a president (mind you, the first to be impeached without being charged with a crime), they ignore the first time a sitting president speaks to the March for Life.

  1. Exclusive: Mike Pence’s daughter, Charlotte Pence explains why being Pro-Life is Pro-Woman

The Daily Caller reported in a 24 January 2020 article on the words of Charlotte Pense.

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Charlotte Pence Bond, author and the daughter of Vice President Mike Pence sat down with the Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill for a wide-ranging interview on her views of the pro-life movement.

Bond explained to the Caller why she’s a supporter of the pro-life movement and why she believes being pro-life is actually pro-woman.

“The pro-choice movement isn’t pro-women, I think it’s ultimately sending a message of defeat, I think it’s giving women a choice, but really they’re not given a choice, they’re told what to do,” said Bond.

She also gave reaction to President Donald Trump speaking at the March For Life rally in Washington D.C. on Friday.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

It’s a good thing that the press never idolizes the children of politicians

In this case, the press barely gave Mrs. Bond the time of day. It’s a good thing that people like Chelsea Clinton or Meghan McCain don’t get a special consideration by the press (and especially not for any far-left positions held).

  1. Thousands of college students will travel up to 24 hours on a bus for this DC protest

The Daily Caller also reported in a 21 January 2020 article on the thousands of college students who traveled up to 24 hours on bus to attend the march.

prolifestudents51College students throughout the United States will take bus trips up to 24 hours long as they head to the nation’s capital to “bring awareness to the horrors of abortion and the beauty of life.”

Many college students who are preparing to go to the March for Life on Friday face at least a full day of traveling on a packed bus for a short trip — but they said they could not be more excited.

The Daily Caller News Foundation spoke with students and leaders at Christian colleges and universities across the country who described how students are willing to make sacrifices and take initiative to make sure they get to the 47th annual March for Life.

(Read cases from four colleges at the Daily Caller)

The last time I heard “college” it seems I also heard “liberal”

The last time I heard about a college, I remember hearing the words “socialist,” “liberal,” and other such words. However, this report (like the report posted in early January) provides significant hope. Thank God (and I do mean it)!

  1. Flashback: March For Life Defeats Obama Administration In Court

In a flashback to 2015, the Daily Caller points out how the Obama administration lost to the March for Life.

Obama-vs-SupremeA federal court prohibited the Obama administration from forcing a pro-life nonprofit to insure “abortion-inducing” contraceptives Monday, in what is the first exemption from the mandate granted to a secular organization.

March for Life, which holds a pro-life rally every January in Washington, D.C., filed suit against three federal agencies last year, demanding an exemption from the mandate. It requires employers to provide insurance coverage for 20 FDA-approved contraceptives at no extra cost to the employee — including birth control pills March for Life and other pro-lifers believe are a form of abortion.

A D.C. District Court sided with March for Life Monday, signaling organizations that are not overtly religious can be exempted from the mandate, in addition to those which fall under a religious exemption put in place.

“If the purpose of the religious employer exemption is, as HHS states, to respect the anti-abortifacient tenets of an employment relationship, then it makes no rational sense-indeed, no sense whatsoever to deny March for Life that same respect,” the decision states.

The Obama administration formulated the religious exemption after a decisive defeat last year in a case against Hobby Lobby. Religious employers can exempted if they notify the Department of Health and Human Services or their insurance providers that they have religious objections to birth control coverage.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Least any of you forget the strong dictatorial tendencies of the last socialist-leaning administration

Christians must forgive; however, for us to learn from history, we must also not forget the past while we forgive the people. Remember the letter to the Ephesians:

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12 NASB)

So obviously Christian persecution, but not reported as such


Evil kills two people in a church in the northern reaches of Texas

Preparedness limits the death toll to an usher and a security team member

NewMax reports on the shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas.

Sunday’s White Settlement, Texas, church shooting, which was over in 6 seconds, should have been a lesson to politicians who repeatedly push for more stringent gun control laws.

In the wake of the November 5, 2017, Sutherland Springs Baptist Church shooting that injured 20 and took 27 lives, including those of the shooter and an unborn child, the state of Texas could have followed the lead of most other states.

Because the Sutherland Springs gunman used a Ruger AR-556 to inflict his carnage, Texas could have banned AR-style weapons. But that wouldn’t have changed what happened Sunday.

Because the Sutherland Springs gunman used a magazine that held more than 10 rounds, Texas could have banned those as well, again, with no effect on Sunday.

Instead it enacted a statute permitting licensed concealed carriers to carry weapons in places of worship, and enacted another that permitted non-profits, including places of worship, to appoint willing members holding such permits to serve as security guards.

When the legislation was passed and signed into law in September, former Vice President Joe Biden was aghast.

“It is irrational, with all due respect to the governor of Texas, it’s irrational what they’re doing,” Biden told reporters. “It’s just absolutely irrational.”

JackWilsonThe alleged assailant entered the West Freeway Church of Christ in disguise. After shooting and killing two churchgoers with a shotgun, Jack Wilson, 71, and head of the church’s security, drew his own weapon and put the shooter down.

Wilson, who is running for a Tarrant County Commission seat, is also a former law enforcement officer, is a firearms instructor, and until 2016 was president of On Target Firearms Training Academy.

(Read more at NewMax)

Until people have no sin, there will be a need for Christians to act as protectors

Until Christ establishes a sinless kingdom (after the millennium reign), there will be a need for protection. But then there might be an environment where Democrat gun laws might work; however, there will be no need for such laws, since the implements of war will have been changed into tools of peace (Isaiah 2:4).

It seems odd that Democrats advocate for criminals (by pushing for their ability to vote while also advocating against our being able to defend ourselves from those criminals. One would think that familiarity with the criminal element would cause them to try to protect the rest of us from that criminality.

Instead, when Democrats advocate for releasing criminals early, where egregious results (as recorded at a Houston Public Media blog post) were noted:

Pasadena Police Chief Josh Bruegger says that, since local judges began the widespread use of PR bonds, he’s seen a number of defendants who’ve been released even with multiple offenses.

“We had a case where we had an individual that was on two PR bonds for misdemeanor offenses,” Chief Bruegger said.

Bruegger says the defendant then was arrested and charged for assault on a family member, also a misdemeanor, “and less than 24 hours later was released on another PR bond, so at the time he had three active PR bonds, and then after being released, he returned and killed his wife and unborn child.”

At least 1000 Christians have been killed in Nigeria during 2019

The Christian Broadcasting Network explains how at least 1,000 Christians were martyred in Nigeria during 2019.

A new report into the persecution of Nigeria’s Christian community has found that around 1,000 believers have been killed by Islamic militants over during 2019 alone.

Baroness-CoxThe Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART), headed up by a member of the British House of Lords, Baroness Cox, discovered that believers in the North and Central region of the West African nation were the most severely affected.

“Islamist Fulani militia continue to engage in an aggressive and strategic land grabbing policy in Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Southern Kaduna and parts of Bauchi state,” reads the report, which has been titled “Your Land or Your Body.”

“They attack rural villages, force villagers off their lands and settle in their place — a strategy that is epitomized by the phrase: ‘your land or your blood.’”

According to HART, the exact number of Christians killed by Islamic militants Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen was unknown, though the data suggests the figure to be sitting at around 1,000 for the year. The organization believes that some 6,000 have been killed since 2015, and with an additional 12,000 displaced.

“In every village, the message from local people is the same: ‘Please, please help us! The Fulani are coming. We are not safe in our own homes,’” the report read.

The Fulani herdsmen “seek to replace diversity and difference with an Islamist ideology which is imposed with violence on those who refuse to comply,” Baronness Cox told the Christian Insitute. “It is – according to the Nigerian House of Representatives – genocide.”

Giving testimony of his experience, one local Nigerian pastor said brutal attacks at the hands of Islamic fighters were becoming a daily occurrence. “Every day we carry new corpses to the cemetery,” he explained. “They kill farmers. They destroy our homes and churches. They kidnap and rape women.”

In a bid to help change the situation for the hard-pressed Nigerian Christian community, Cox pleaded with the British Foreign Office to “ensure the Nigerian government takes effective action to protect all its citizens and call to account those who perpetrate atrocities.”

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

A lot of the genocidal acts have occurred as Schiff has monopolized the House with nonsense

Dutifully, as if commanded by Adam Schiff, the New York Times seems to have ignored life-and-death matters. In all of their rants equating President Trump with Nazis, they have ignored a genocide.

It could never more truthfully have been said:

In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, ‘You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; You will keep on seeing, but will not perceive; For the heart of this people has become dull, With their ears they scarcely hear, And they have closed their eyes, Otherwise they would see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, And understand with their heart and return, And I would heal them.’ (Matthew 13:14‭-‬15 NASB)

ISIS beheaded 10 Christians

Fox News reports in a 27 December 2019 article on the reprisal attacks by ISIS on Christians in Nigeria.

ISIS released a video Thursday that purportedly shows militants in black masks beheading 10 blindfolded Christian men and shooting an 11th in Nigeria, as part of a grisly campaign to avenge the deaths of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the group’s spokesman.

The militant group’s video was produced by its own so-called news agency, Amaq, and was released the day after Christmas.

The 56-second video has Arabic captions but does not have audio.

In the video, ISIS soldiers wearing beige uniforms and black masks are lined up behind the Christian men. One captive in the middle is shot while the other 10 are pushed to the ground and beheaded. Not a lot of details were given about the victims other than they were male, Christian and “captured in the past weeks” in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno State.

In an earlier video seen by Reuters, the captaives pleaded for the Christian Association of Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene to save them.

“We killed them as revenge for the killing of our leaders, including Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and (ISIS spokesman) Abul-Hasan al-Muhaiir,'” said a member of the terror group’s media unit, according to journalist Ahmad Salkida, who was first sent the video shot in an unidentified outdoor area.

In October, Baghdadi killed himself during a U.S. raid on a compound in northwest Syria, seven months after the  so-called ISIS “caliphate” officially crumbled as the terrorist group was defeated in its final swath of Syrian territory in March.

Raphael Gluck, the co-founder of Jihadoscope, which monitors online activity by Islamist extremists, told Fox News that that ISIS affiliates are rising across Africa – almost unchecked.

(Read more at Fox News)

Take note that this has happened since a Muslim was first elected to the presidency of Nigeria

Prior to the election of Buhari, we were repeatedly told by the press that electing a Muslim would lead to peace. What a lie that was.

But, then again, what do you expect from the main stream media?

Cameroon: Islamists Boko Haram carrying out ‘daily attacks’ near Nigerian border

Breitbart reports in a 13 December 2019 article that Islamists have been carrying out daily attacks in Nigeria.

Authorities in Cameroon revealed that the Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram has been carrying out daily attacks against villages close to the Nigerian border, killing at least 30 people and injuring dozens of others.

Voice of America reports that Midjiyawa Bakary, the governor of Cameroon’s far north region, has recorded around a hundred attacks close to the Nigerian border over the past three months.

One of their victims was 55-year-old cattle rancher Lamsi Guidjo, who has been forced to ask for temporary housing at a mosque in the local town of Mora, close to the Cameroon border. His plea for protection came after Boko Haram jihadists attacked his ranch in Werwack village on Tuesday, making it too dangerous for him to return.

During a security meeting on Wednesday in the city of Maroua, Bakary confirmed that recent attacks have cost the lives of 30 people in the villages surrounding Mora, Tokombere, Limani, Kolofata, and Ashigachia. Those attending the meeting called on community leaders, the clergy and civilians step up their efforts to work with the military to help stem the wave of attacks.

Another major concern behind the rise of attacks is the absence of Cameroonian troops, who ceased their operations in the region this year on the basis that peace had been restored. However, Swaibou Issa, a researcher on Boko Haram at the University of Maroua, told VOA that although the group has lost power in numbers, it still has fighters in the border area.

“The engagement, the commitment of our political authorities is clearly defined that no matter the cost, they want peace,” Issa said. “It is their duty to protect civilian populations, it is their duty to fight those who are not willing to go for peace. The two processes always go together in a war.”

One of the main targets of Boko Haram’s violence has been Christian communities in the country’s far north. Last week, militants hacked to death a 12-year-old boy with machetes after he refused to become a child soldier for the caliphate.

(Read more at Breitbart)

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Fifteen stories on the Left’s double standard on violence


  1. A former Democratic Politician says anti-Semitism in New York comes from the Left

Townhall quotes Dov Hikind, a former New York State Assemblyman, regarding the anti-Semitism in New York.

Following a spate of antisemitic attacks in Democratic-led New York, Democratic politicians have been busy trying to shift the blame on Donald Trump.

In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, New York City Mayor Mike de Blasio blamed Donald Trump for creating an “atmosphere of hate” that has somehow fueled antisemitic attacks in New York.

DovHikindIt was too much for Dov Hikind, a former New York State Assemblyman and founder of Americans Against Antisemitism. Hikind, a Democrat, told Fox News that antisemitism is coming from the left and said that he is tired of both Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo and Democratic Mayor Mike de Blasio doing absolutely nothing to protect Jews living in New York.

“When you have the Farrakhans of the world,” Hikind began, “when you have members of the United States Congress — Tlaib, Omar, AOC — when you have them indulging in hate speech themselves and to get away with it. You know, there’s a new standard, one is for antisemitism and one is for other types of hate. Unfortunately, people within my party — I’m a Democrat — within the Democratic Party there’s a double standard. The hate, the antisemitism that emanates from within the left, you don’t hear anything. You hear very little. Anything that comes from the other side, it’s all — I mean, even the mayor of the city of New York, has continued to call the hate, ‘coming from the right.’ All the hate in New York is coming from the left.”

Police have not yet identified a motive in the machete attack on Saturday night that left five people injured at a Hanukkah party in the New York home of an Ultra-Orthodox rabbi. Police arrested Grafton Thomas hours later after finding the suspect covered in blood. Grafton is linked to another stabbing of a man that was beaten and knifed while walking to the Mosdos Meharam Brisk Tashnad religious center in November.

According to an Anti-Defamation League survey conducted in Oct. 2013, only eight percent of whites were found to hold antisemitic views, while 36 percent of hispanics born outside the United States and 14 percent of hispanics born inside the United States harbored such beliefs. The ADL survey also found that a much higher percentage of African Americans, 22 percent, held antisemitic views when compared to whites.

(Read more at Townhall)

It seems sad that the people who have lectured us have the propensity for hurting the most defenseless

Since the Jewish community stands as a relatively small group, they also stand as a more vulnerable group. Therefore, when evil whims are allowed within a criminal element of the larger group, these evil whims affect the small group to a greater degree.

As Christians, we must stand against anti-Semitism due to this multiplying affect.

  1. New York’s bail reform has had a bad impact on the Jewish community

A 29 December 2019 Townhall article tells how two politicians have started to stand against a policy that has been hurting New York Jews.

New York State’s new “bail reform” initiative has been thrown into the spotlight following Saturday night’s stabbing attack on a Jewish congregation gathering to celebrate Hanukkah.

Beginning Jan. 1, criminals charged with most misdemeanors and Class E felonies will be released from jail without having to post cash or a bond. The goal is to not criminalize “poverty by keeping someone in jail only because they can’t afford to get out,” the Albany Democrat reported.

District attorneys and law enforcement officials across the state took Issue with the initiative because some misdemeanors and felonies, like theft, assault and aggravated harassment, aren’t eligible for cash bail.

ChaimDeutsch&KalmanYegarNew York City Councilmen Chaim Deutsch and Kalman Yegar have repeatedly spoken out against the initiative, especially as anti-Semitism continues to rise.

“For two years, we have been sounding the alarm and asking for resources to confront rising anti-Semitism. We have begged for extra cops, for security funds, for more cameras, and for more attention towards this growing problem. Day after day, month after month, we had doors slammed in our faces. We were told to relax – that this isn’t as big a deal as we think it is. Do you believe us now?” Deutsch and Yegar said in a joint statement.

“We renew these calls for extra resources – we need to be able to tell our communities that New York is doing everything possible to keep them safe. That fact that our constituents have been seeing video after video of their neighbors being beaten on the street and harassed,” the duo said. “Then they have watched as the attackers walk out of the courthouse scot-free, with a City-sponsored gift card in their wallet.”

Councilman Deutsch launched a petition for New Yorkers to express their concern over the new criminal justice reform initiative:

Dear Governor Cuomo,

We write to you as New Yorkers united in concern about your criminal justice reform initiative that takes effect on January 1, 2020. We have watched with growing discontent during the last several years, as city leaders tout the phrase “safest big city” to describe the streets that we often feel unsafe on.

Rising hate crimes, prolific drug usage, and frequent news of violent attacks, such as the murder of young Tessa Majors just this month, leave us wondering why you have chosen to implement vast changes in the way our state approaches suspects in criminal activity.

Bail reform, which will revamp the criminal justice system and release thousands of suspected offenders onto the streets, is of grave concern to us. While there are certainly crimes that should be punishable by just a ticket (such as a traffic violation), that is not the case with many others. Crimes like selling drugs to children, arson, promoting a sexual performance by a child, assault, and stalking are serious offenses that could potentially result in extended prison time. We believe that disallowing judges to use discretion in such cases will result in the release of dangerous criminals onto our streets.

New discovery laws will also have dire implications, including making it more difficult for police and district attorneys to protect witnesses and victims. Requiring discovery documents to be turned over to the defense in all cases within 15 days of arraignment has serious implications.

Only 3% of all cases result in a trial. Until now, that meant that only 3% of all defendants would get access to witness and victim statements and contact information. These new laws will allow all defendants to receive that information, not just in cases where it goes to trial.

With these changes, along with the rise in crime and bias incidents and the closing of Rikers Island, we are deeply worried for the future of this great city. We don’t want to see our streets turn back in time, to the dangerous days of the 1980s.

Deutsch highlighted the case of 30-year-old Tiffany Harris as a prime example of why the initiative is a failure.

(Read more at Townhall)

This further underscores the need to stand against anti-Semitism

Just as Martin Niemöller said in his admission that we should stand up for the weak:

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Or, more to the point, maybe I shoud quote Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who identifed the source of providing such support:

We are separated from one another by an unbridgeable gulf of otherness and strangeness which resists all our attempts to overcome it by means of natural association or emotional or spiritual union. There is no way from one person to another. However loving and sympathetic we try to be, however sound our psychology however frank and open our behaviour we cannot penetrate the incognito of the other man, for there are no direct relationships, not even between soul and soul. Christ stands between us, and we can only get into touch with our neighbors through Him.

  1. Anti-Semitic attacks rule in Democrat New York

Rep. Lee Zeldin: “People are getting hurt” because of de Blasio’s “feckless leadership”

In a 28 December 2019 Breitbart article, we find that a series of anti-Semitic attacks have occurred in New York.

LeeZeldinOn Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) criticized New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) in the wake of several antisemitic attacks in the city, and stated that “people are getting hurt” because of the ineffectiveness of de Blasio’s leadership.

Zeldin said, “There’s a massive leadership failure in New York City, and Bill de Blasio’s answer has been, have another press conference, and if it happens again, have another press conference.”

Zeldin praised de Blasio increasing the police presence to stop antisemitic attacks, and argued that “It needs to happen more, and there needs to be some level of burden-sharing here. You need to see, on all levels of government, elected officials and community leaders going all in to confront this and crush it.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Why do Democrats in politics and the press assume the press to be all knowing and all powerful?

That is, why do they assume that, if it does not appear in the New York Times, then it really didn’t happen? Why do they create such blow-back when an outside-of-the-beltway source (or a out-of-power Representative) points out the obvious?

  1. Pew: 91% Democrats see violence next in war of words

In a 19 July 2019 Washington Examiner article, we find that a poll says 91% of Democrats expect violence to erupt from the next war of words.

After a week that saw President Trump and his foes toss toxic words at each other, there is now a warning that the next phase could be “violence.”

Nearly 8 of 10 Americans told the Pew Research Center that supporters for both sides could “act” on the politically charged rhetoric with violence. It was higher for Democrats, 91%, than Republicans, 61%.

And they want politicians to cool it.

“Americans broadly agree that elected officials should avoid using heated language because it could encourage violence. Nearly three-quarters of Americans (73%) say this, while just a quarter believe that elected officials ‘Should be able to use heated language to express themselves without worrying about whether some people may act on what they say,’” warned the center.

“While majorities in both parties say officials should avoid heated language, this view is more widely held among Democrats (83%) than Republicans (61%),” it added.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Think about this and then think about the one-sided “impeachment” where the President could not call his own witnesses without the approval of Schiff

The two do not fit. Hopefully, the numbskulls that lead the Democrat party will also understand that.

  1. The provocative messages of Ilhan Omar get ignored as Democrats go on vacation

When you add the mocking videos to her anti-Semitic tweets and her victory lap tweets (along with the fact that she has committed campaign finance violations), I don’t understand why she still sits in the House.


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Let’s hope that this woman gets her come-uppance

Let’s hope that this woman gets sent to where she belongs (and soon).

  1. Exposing The Media’s Double Standard On Political Violence

The Daily Caller uses a 1 July 2019 article to point out how the attack on journalist Andy Ngo fits with the Left’s double standard on violence.

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Portland Antifa put a journalist in the hospital over the weekend, and almost every blue checkmark on Twitter immediately condemned the act.

Oh wait, the exact opposite of that happened.

Daily Caller Editorial Director Vince Coglianese and Staff Reporter William Davis are here to break down the media’s blatant double-standard when it comes to policing political violence.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Considering the messages of “tolerance” and “love” the left spew

Additionally, considering that the left calls for tolerance of gays (and Andy Ngo, while being a great photo journalist, is also gay), then the beating of Mr. Ngo by Antifa seems doubly hypocritcal for the left.

Although I do not agree with the actions of many gays, I don’t call for their beating (as Antifa practiced on Ngo) or their death (as many hard-line Islamists do).

  1. Brookshire Woman Admits Mailing Bombs to President Obama and Governor Abbott

With a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show, we find that Katy News tells us in a 1 July 2019 article (and not the Houston Chronicle or the New York Times) that a Texas woman has mailed bombs to Governor Abbott, President Trump, and President Obama.

A Brookshire woman admits she transported explosives with the intent to kill, injure or intimidate the President of the United States, the Texas Governor and a former acting Social Security Administrator. Detectives caught her using hairs from her cat.

Julia-PoffJulia Ann Poff, 47, admitted to mailing a package on or about Oct. 2 – 3, 2016, that contained a homemade bomb that was addressed to former President Barack Obama. As part of her plea, she also acknowledged mailing two similar packages addressed to the Governor Abbott and the then Acting Social Security Administrator. Each of those packages contained a victim-activated, booby trapped, improvised explosive device.

U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick along with Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of the FBI announced the plea deal Monday where Poff admitted guilt.

According to court documents she was upset with Governor Abbott because she had not received support from her ex-husband.

(Read more at Katy News)

  1. Antifa Has Shown Why It Should Be Designated A Domestic Terror Group

The Daily Caller points out how Antifa has shown itself worthy of the title of “domestic terror group” in a 1 July 2019 article.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines domestic terrorism as violence perpetrated by groups with “extremist ideologies of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature.”

Antifa meets that definition. The group consists of American citizens radicalized by left-wing ideology who carry out threats of violence. It’s high time to classify Antifa as a domestic terror organization.

Over the weekend, the group exploded in rage once again in Portland, Oregon. Antifa members injured several people, including an elderly man. Journalist Andy Ngo, who was covering the event, went to the hospital for a head injury and brain bleeding.

To date, federal officials have not classified Antifa a domestic terror group despite endless photographs, eyewitness accounts and video evidence supporting the designation.

During a protest of conservative speaker Ben Shapiro last year on the University of California’s Berkeley campus, Antifa members reportedly destroyed campus property, set fire to trash cans, beat up college Republicans and forced students to shelter in place. (Campus police stood by doing nothing.) The school settled the case, paying organizers nearly $100,000.

It’s difficult to understand why the group hasn’t received a terror designation.

(Read more at Daily Caller)

  1. Antifa Members Have Repeatedly Attacked Journalists Who Cover Them

The Daily Caller reports in a 1 July 2019 article how journalists who report against Antifa have experienced multiple attacks.

Members of the violent left-wing movement Antifa have repeatedly harassed and attacked members of the media who cover them.

andy-ngo-portlandMasked individuals at an Antifa rally Saturday violently attacked Portland journalist Andy Ngo, sending him to the hospital.

While some members of the national media — including CNN hosts Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo — have been sympathetic toward Antifa in the past, that hasn’t kept Antifa members from attacking the journalists actually covering them on the ground.

The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a collaboration led by the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Committee to Protect Journalists, includes numerous instances of “anti-fascist” agitators harassing and assaulting journalists since Trump took office.

Protesters at an Antifa rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, harassed and attacked an NBC crew in August 2018. NBC reporter Cal Perry tweeted out a video of the attack.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

  1. Here’s How Liberal Journalists Reacted After Andy Ngo’s Attack At A Portland Rally

The Daily Caller shows in a 30 June 2019 article how liberal journalists reacted to the attack on Andy Ngo.

Several media pundits dismissed reports of a conservative journalist’s attack during a rally Saturday in Portland, Oregon.

AlheliPicazoAlheli Picazo was one of several media talking heads who appeared to partially blame Quillette editor Andy Ngo after he was assaulted during a street protest. Ngo’s past record of antagonizing activists played a role in his attack, she wrote in a tweet Saturday.

“Andy Ngo is someone who antagonizes those he knows will react in a disproportionate way and this exact outcome was inevitable. Everyone knew it,” Picazo told her followers before noting that Antifa’s members are ultimately responsible for their actions.

She also lamented that the incident could tarnish the group’s image.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

These leftie journalists do what guilty rapists do: blame the victim

So if Andy Ngo were to have written lies about Antifa and said that the group was “good” and “gentle,” then this could have been avoided, in their view.

Do you think that Ms. Picazo would apply the same standard to CNN were President Trump to blockade the doors of that group?

  1. Journalist Andy Ngo Assaulted by Antifa Protesters in Portland

Breitbart reports through a 29 June 2019 article the details of the attack on Andy Ngo.

Antifa-Attack-Andy-NgoJournalist Andy Ngo was assaulted by Antifa protestors in Portland Saturday afternoon, according to video taken of part of the assault and Ngo himself.

The video showed Ngo, editor of Quilette, being punched and kicked by masked assailants dressed in black and then being hit by various containers of liquid as he is retreating.

He later live-streamed a video of himself describing the assault. His face is scratched and he has blood on his neck. A police officer is heard interviewing him on the livestream.

“I just got beat up by the crowd, with no police at all, in the middle of the street,” Ngo said during the livestream.

“Where the hell were all of you,” he is heard asking the police officer. He is also heard saying he was assaulted twice earlier in the day, and reported both incidents to the police with no response.

He said he was hit by milkshakes and hit on the back of his head as well.

Portland Police Department tweeted for protestors to disperse or be subject to arrest or use of force.

Ngo is known for covering the far left and is often targeted by the left for his reporting. The day before the planned protest, he expressed fears of being singled out and assaulted:

(Read more at Breitbart)

Why pay taxes and support police if this is the limp-wristed support you get?

If the insane rule the assylum, why not break out of the assylum?

  1. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Under Fire for Not Stopping Antifa Protests

Liberal Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler comes under fire according to a 29 June 2019 Breitbart article.

Portland-Mayor-RyanPortland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s hands-off policy when it comes to Antifa protestors came under scrutiny on Saturday after journalist Andy Ngo was assaulted by masked Antifa assailants.

Wheeler, who is also police commissioner, said nothing on Saturday, as hundreds of Antifa protestors gathered on the streets, with some throwing milkshakes — potentially mixed with quick-drying cement — and assaulting Ngo.

Ngo, shaken and bloodied, began livestreaming on his phone after his assault, and could be heard asking a police officer, “Where the hell were all of you?”

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell, who is openly gay like Ngo, tweeted, “Where is Mayor @tedwheeler?”

Wheeler was silent on his Twitter account and issued no statement to media.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Let me repeat, if the insane rule the assylum, why not escape the assylym?

There is plenty of room in Texas for conservatives. Liberals can stay in Oregon and California.

  1. Al Green: Impeach Trump or House Members Could Be ‘Harmed’

Breitbart reports in an 18 July 2019 article how Democrat Representative Al Green threatened harm to House members.

Al-GreenRep. Al Green (D-TX) on Thursday declared that he will be “marching on until victory is won” on impeaching President Donald Trump a day after the House tabled his impeachment resolution, which Green suggested is needed so that members of Congress are not harmed.

Green boasted that he got 95 Democrats to support moving forward with his impeachment resolution, which he said was up from 58 the first time he introduced articles of impeachment in 2017 and 66 the second time in 2018.

“We are marching on to 212,” Green said. “We are marching on until victory is won.”

Green, who has also said that the House should impeach Trump to “punish” the president, urged House members to vote against Trump’s “bigotry and hate” days after he said Trump’s tweets about the “Squad” and his words could incite or “cause others to act.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Why doesn’t this hit the evening news?

If a 10-year-old tape of Donald Trump making locker-room banter surfaces, the press focuses on it for 6 months. If Representative Al Green (who has been in the House since 2005) makes threats like this (and like Maxine Waters made several times), the press imitates crickets.

  1. Tacoma Police: Immigration Center Firebomber Claimed to Be Antifa, Member of Antifa Gun Club

Breitbart.com reported in a 19 July 2019 article on how the man who firebombed the Tacoma immigration center claimed both Antifa membership and membership in an Antifa gun club.

Tacoma Police Department said in an update late Thursday that the 69-year-old man who tried to firebomb an immigration detention center on Saturday claimed association with Antifa, a violent far-left “anti-fascist” movement, and was once a member of a self-proclaimed anti-fascist gun club.

Tacoma Police Department Public Information Officer Loretta Cool said in an update emailed to reporters:

Subsequent investigation into the events leading up to the shooting and possible motivations for suspect Willem Van Spronsen have been discovered. Detectives have learned that the suspect claimed association with Antifa. Willem Van Spronsen was a known anarchist as well and was once a member of the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club, a self-proclaimed anti-fascist organization.

Willem-Van-SpronsenIt is the first time the Tacoma Police Department, which is leading the investigation into Van Spronsen in cooperation with the FBI, has acknowledged a link between Willem Van Spronsen and Antifa.

It is also the first time the police department is acknowledging his membership in the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club, which was featured on CNN’s United Shades of America in a May 5th episode. Van Spronsen was featured throughout the episode, in which the host praised the club’s members.

Cool also acknowledged for the first time that Van Spronsen left behind a “manifesto.”

“Detectives are still reviewing a ‘manifesto’ letter authored by Willem Van Spronsen which was widely distributed by him prior to his death. The Tacoma Police Department was not made aware of the letter prior to the investigation of the incident,” she said.

Local TV station KIRO-TV published what it said was Van Spronsen’s manifesto on their website, which showed he used the term “concentration camps” when referring to immigration detention facilities, echoing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)’s use of the term.

(Read more at Breitbart.com)

Interesting. So Tacoma Police have changed the motto of police.

According to Tacoma Police, they no longer serve and protect. It seems that the Tacoma Police inform and conform (to leftist idiology).

  1. Tacoma ICE Attacker Urges Leftists to Ignore Laws, Arm Themselves

In a 15 July 2019 Breitbart article, we find how the firebomber of the Tacoma immigration center urged leftists to ignore laws and arm themselves.

Tacoma Police Department said in an update late Thursday that the 69-year-old man who tried to firebomb an immigration detention center on Saturday claimed association with Antifa, a violent far-left “anti-fascist” movement, and was once a member of a self-proclaimed anti-fascist gun club.

Tacoma Police Department Public Information Officer Loretta Cool said in an update emailed to reporters:

Subsequent investigation into the events leading up to the shooting and possible motivations for suspect Willem Van Spronsen have been discovered. Detectives have learned that the suspect claimed association with Antifa. Willem Van Spronsen was a known anarchist as well and was once a member of the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club, a self-proclaimed anti-fascist organization.

It is the first time the Tacoma Police Department, which is leading the investigation into Van Spronsen in cooperation with the FBI, has acknowledged a link between Willem Van Spronsen and Antifa.

It is also the first time the police department is acknowledging his membership in the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club, which was featured on CNN’s United Shades of America in a May 5th episode. Van Spronsen was featured throughout the episode, in which the host praised the club’s members.

Cool also acknowledged for the first time that Van Spronsen left behind a “manifesto.”

“Detectives are still reviewing a ‘manifesto’ letter authored by Willem Van Spronsen which was widely distributed by him prior to his death. The Tacoma Police Department was not made aware of the letter prior to the investigation of the incident,” she said.

Local TV station KIRO-TV published what it said was Van Spronsen’s manifesto on their website, which showed he used the term “concentration camps” when referring to immigration detention facilities, echoing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)’s use of the term.

The manifesto said:

There’s wrong and there’s right. it’s time to take action against the forces of evil. evil says one life is worth less than another. evil says the flow of commerce is our purpose here. evil says concentration camps for folks deemed lesser are necessary. The handmaid of evil says the concentration camps should be more humane.

It also stated, “I am antifa, i stand with comrades around the world who act from the love of life in every permutation.”

Ocasio-Cortez this week did not respond to a Rebel News reporter asking if she would condemn Van Spronsen’s attack or Antifa:

(Read more at Breitbart)