- a&b Gretchen Whitmer Violates Own Social Distancing Order During Protest, Chants ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’
Breitbart points out how Gretchen Whitmer violated her own social distancing order during a protest.
On Thursday morning, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told protesters to wear a mask and stay six feet apart. Later in the day, she appeared to violate her own rules.
“I encourage everyone who is protesting, if you are out demonstrating or out congregating at all, please wear a mask and please try to stay six feet away from others,” she said on Mojo In The Morning.
Whitmer, who is angling to be Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate, participated in a protest in downtown Detroit over the death of George Floyd.
She marched along as the closely packed large group chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot,” and “This is what democracy looks like.”
Whitmer, wearing a cloth mask, was standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Bishop Charles Ellis and Lt. Gov. Garland Gilchrist.
(Read more at Breitbart)
This really proves the lockdown was about nothing but Democrat tyrrany
If people can now flock to the streets without social distancing or masks, then it seems that we have been provided yet one more example beyond Sweden’s lockdown-less proofs that we did not have to hide away for months.
Luckily even those in the New York Mag may have started to recognize the truths behind the backlash against the lockdown.
- a&b Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf marches with protesters after slamming business owners as cowardly, selfish for reopening
Breitbart shares a tale of Wolf’s hypocrisy where he marches for political gain after calling opening businesses “cowardly” and “selfish.”
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) joined a large gathering of protesters in Harrisburg on Wednesday, just weeks after slamming local leaders and business owners as “cowardly” for moving to reopen their counties and businesses outside of his far-reaching lockdown orders.
Wolf, who threatened business owners who signaled they would move to reopen their businesses outside of his guidelines, marched with protesters in Harrisburg on Wednesday, seemingly unbothered by the stark violations to his own orders.
Dauphin County, home of Harrisburg, moved to the yellow phase last week, which prohibits large gatherings of more than 25:
Photos show Wolf congregating with a large crowd, which is prohibited under the yellow phase of reopening. Another participant in the background can be seen holding a sign reading, “Blue Lives Murder”:
(Read more at Breitbart)
This goes to show us that anything beyond what Sweden’s precautions was wasted
Considering that Sweden never shut down its businesses or schools and had similar coronavirus results to similarly-sized Minnesota, this all seems to have been another exercise in “How can we ruin Trump” or a similar exercise.
- a Pelosi surrounds herself with guards when she goes to the protest
Breitbart reported that Nancy Pelosi surrounded herself with guards during a visit to the DC riot.
Video from Wednesday afternoon shows Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) surrounded by guards as she walks near protesters.
In video published by CNN, Pelosi can be seen walking under heavy foliage, surrounded by men in suits, ties, and sunglasses.
The Hill described the men as Pelosi’s “security detail” and noted that Pelosi was walking among “a crowd of demonstrators outside the Capitol” when the video was taken.
Legislation in the House “banning police from using chokeholds and ending the Defense Department program that gives surplus military-grade weapons to local police departments” is expected soon.
(Read more at Breitbart)
This woman is nothing but a walking contradiction of Democrat values
Nancy Pelosi: The woman who:
- bWhen outside of her guards, Pelosi says increased visibility of military is “alarming”
According to the Independent Journal Review, Nancy Pelosi denounced the increased visibility of the military in the capital as “alarming.”
The increased presence of U.S. military and federal law enforcement, including unidentified officers, in Washington is “alarming,” U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday, calling on President Donald Trump to disclose the agencies operating in the city amid protests over racial injustice.
“We are concerned about the increased militarization and lack of clarity that may increase chaos,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to Trump. “Congress and the American people need to know who is in charge, what is the chain of command, what is the mission, and by what authority is the National Guard from other states operating in the capital.”
(Read this at the Independent Journal Review)
Maybe she wouldn’t be so alarmed if she considered the protection those soldiers provide to our monuments
Maybe if Nancy Pelosi considered the destruction her friends in Antifa have done to our monuments, then she would know why the soldiers are there. If she would call off her Antifa friends and the rioting could stop, then the soldiers could go home and she could feel peachy-keen again.
- aGretchen Whitmer: I ‘understand’ the ‘defund police’ sentiment
Breitbart reports on how Gretchen Whitmer takes a step left by “understanding” the desire to defund police.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told radio show Mojo In The Morning on Thursday that she understands the “Defund Police” sentiment being pushed on social media by young people in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
“What would the world be like without police?” Whitmer was asked by one of the hosts.
“I understand the frustration and the sentiment,” the governor responded, adding that “the youth of our country are going to take up the lead soon,” but that she’s “concerned about the sweeping observations people have.”
The hosts noted U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) shared similar anti-police views on Twitter, such as this that she retweeted:
(Read more at Breitbart)
That’s ok, Governor Whitmer. Police understand how to drop disloyal politicians.
You see, Police have seen through the Biden campaign and have cut ties with anything to do with Biden. As reported on Politico:
Joe Biden has long prided himself on being a union-friendly Democrat with a good relationship with rank-and-file cops.
But Biden’s call for more national policing reforms and oversight in the wake of the death of George Floyd — and the perception that he hasn’t shown enough solidarity with law enforcement amid the ensuing nationwide protests and unrest — have created a fissure with law enforcement groups, leaving many who once supported him frustrated by what they regard as political posturing by their one-time ally.
“Clearly, he’s made a lot of changes the way candidates do during the primary process, but he kept moving left and fell off the deep end,” said Bill Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, the umbrella organization for Police Benevolent Association chapters.
“For Joe Biden, police are shaking their heads because he used to be a stand-up guy who backed law enforcement,” Johnson said. “But it seems in his old age, for whatever reason, he’s writing a sad final chapter when it comes to supporting law enforcement.”
As the two presidential candidates confront one of the most racially combustible moments in recent history, they are taking decidedly different tacks.
President Donald Trump has issued a full-throated call to restore “law and order” — even threatening military action to beat back violent protests. Biden has tiptoed around the defense of law enforcement, focusing instead on the need for reforms amid deep-seated racial disparities plaguing the nation.
(Read more at Politico)
- bGretchen Whitmer demands a portion of the strategic national stockpile of pandemic drugs to maintain her police protection
The Washington Times reports how Governor Whitmer demanded a portion of the nation’s strategic stockpile of pandemic drugs to support her police.
Mr. Trump has slashed government regulations, such as restrictions that prevented university hospitals from developing tests for the virus. But outside of Ms. Whitmer’s about-face on these drugs, it’s hard to think of a single regulation that a prominent Democrat has supported scrapping. To them, only more regulation is the answer.
There may not be any apocalypse in store for Americans, but people have real concerns about the limitations of police protection amid a pandemic. A fifth of Detroit’s police force is quarantined or sick, and not able to do its job.
Telecommuting isn’t an option for police, and their jobs are now even more dangerous than usual. Police also have their hands full with enforcing their state’s stay-in-place lockdown.
Many departments, including Detroit’s, have understandably scaled back normal policing in an effort to limit officers’ potential exposure to the disease.
Amid a surge in gun and ammunition sales, the Trump administration’s Department of Homeland Security declared that firearm retailers are essential and should not experience disruptions during the pandemic. By contrast, Ms. Whitmer is one of only seven governors who either closed down gun stores or at least failed to list gun stores as essential businesses. Did Michigan gun stores close? Michigan is also no longer issuing concealed handgun licenses.
(Read more at the Washington Times)
This seems like more of the “health for me and not for thee”
Of course, what else do you expect from the governor who locked people in their homes and then had her husband get their boat in the water.
- aSchumer: Images of soldiers in front of the Lincoln Memorial remind him of Tiananmen Square
The Independent Journal Review reports how Chuck Schumer equated protection from lawlessness to the tyranny of Tiananmen Square.
National Guard troops have been positioned on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., after several memorials were vandalized during demonstrations over the weekend.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) blasted the decision to disperse protesters in front of the White House on Monday. But he said it was a “more haunting image” to see the soldiers at the Lincoln Memorial.
“Last night, Americans saw an even more haunting image on the internet and their televisions: Rows of camouflaged troops, standing at attention on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial like an occupying force defending a critical position,” Schumer said during a speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday.
(Read more at the Independent Journal Review)
Mr. Schumer, if you would tell your Antifa friends to stop destroying the monuments of Washington D.C.
As Law Enforcement Today reports, progressive protesters have damaged the Veterans’ Affairs building, the World War Two memorial, and the Vietnam memorial.
On the outside of the National World War II Memorial’s central fountain, vandals asked whether black veterans count. Apparently they don’t count enough for the vandals to respect their memory.
The Friends of the National World War II Memorial hit back on Twitter, pointing out that the memorial honors and remembers the one million black veterans who served.
The National Park Service said several memorials across Washington, D.C. were vandalized, including the Lincoln Memorial.
(Read more at Law Enforcement Today)
Additionally, brush up on your history, Chuck. Thousands died at the hands of the government when the Chinese Communist Party attacked protesters at Tiananmen Square. Although over 12 civilians have been killed by Antifa (along with more than 7 police), no civilians have been killed by the government.
- bWhat the real Tiananmen Square looked like
Breitbart calls to remembrance the events of Tiananmen Square.
June 3 and 4, 2019, marks the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The following is what I observed during those fateful and sad days in Beijing – when Chinese Communist People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops killed, maimed, or incarcerated several thousand of their own unarmed countrymen and women.
I arrived in Beijing on an afternoon flight from Singapore on June 2, 1989, on U.S. State Department assignment. I was filled with excitement – eager to see Chinese demonstrators who had gathered in Tiananmen Square peacefully for several weeks protesting their communist masters for more freedom and attempting to follow the lead of other people in Eastern Europe and former Soviet republics who already began the process of shedding their communist chains.
After arrival, I was transported to a local hotel catering to Westerners (Toronto Beijing), located on one of Beijing’s main thoroughfares, not far from the U.S. Embassy and Tiananmen Square. I immediately went from the hotel to the street to mingle with a generally euphoric and friendly public crowd – on their bicycles, and in their Beijing-unique street corner groups – chatting about the unfolding events and seemingly hoping for the best.
Amidst the euphoria and excitement, I encountered danger lurking just a few blocks from the hotel in the form of a large convoy of Chinese military troop trucks, laden with armed soldiers and blocking several bridges and thoroughfares to the square. Brave local citizens, only armed with words, circled every one of those trucks trying to dissuade the troops from entering the square and turn their weapons on peaceful demonstrators.
Walking among them, it was apparent that I was about to bear witness to a historic event as China’s oppressed population sought more freedom, liberty, and dignity from communist rulers. I was greeted by most locals with warm smiles and by the armed troops in the trucks with cold stares.
After a few hours of circulating among the people and the troops, and taking a few photos (risky business in the middle of military operations in a hostile foreign country), I retired to the hotel for the evening. And it was early Sunday morning (about 2 or 3 a.m.) when I received a call from the embassy that the troops had begun killing demonstrators.
What ensued afterward became one of the most memorable days of my life as I watched events unfold from the hotel room, lobby, and the street. A few hours after the troops took action to disperse the demonstrators in and around the streets of Tiananmen, the military deployed a convoy of tanks down a main avenue and stopped in front of our hotel.
It was at that moment I witnessed the spirit of freedom in action. Against overwhelming odds, those sympathetic to the freedom movement fought back without weapons. Some attempted to stop the tanks by erecting barricades and blowing up cars, buses, and trucks on the street in a futile attempt to prevent the convoy from moving forward. Eventually, the troops in the tanks used machine gun fire to disperse demonstrators and, for good measure, directed a few warning shots towards our hotel to prevent Westerners from observing what was happening.
The tanks eventually burst through burning debris and headed down the avenue towards Tiananmen. Afterward, I went into the street to comfort some of the locals. Their faces were filled with horror and voices with anguished cries. Various sources suggest that death casualties among the locals ranged several hundred to several thousand – but no one knows for sure because of the communist government’s tight control of information. In a span of just a few short hours, I witnessed the spark of freedom, and saw it extinguished. And I decided forthwith that speaking out on behalf of freedom would be a life passion.
How did the U.S. respond to that atrocity? Rather tepidly in the long run.
A series of U.S. presidential administrations – George H.W. Bush, William Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama – basically followed a path of not severely punishing China but helping it develop economically, ostensibly as a way to entice its government to eventually let its people enjoy more political freedom, and hoping it would become less a hostile national security threat to the United States. 30 years later, it’s difficult to say that approach has succeeded other than making China a much wealthier country which disproportionately benefits its ruling communist class.
(Read more at Breitbart)
It’s a good thing that being a Democrat means you only have to feel
These days, being a Democrat means that you don’t always have to think. However, you always have to feel, to emote, to be offended on cue.
- aNancy Pelosi on Trump’s walk to the vandalized church: “What is this, a banana republic?”
The Washington Post points to the words of Nancy Pelosi as she comments on Trump’s visit to St. Andrew’s Church.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday questioned whether the U.S. is devolving into a banana republic in light of President Trump’s stop in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House earlier this week.
“For peaceful demonstrators to make way — make way for the president to walk through … what is this, a banana republic?” Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Law enforcement had cleared protesters near the White House on Monday as Mr. Trump was preparing to deliver a Rose Garden speech on the ongoing unrest in the country after the killing of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police on Memorial Day.
The U.S. Park Police on Tuesday said officials did not use tear gas and the protesters had started throwing projectiles, though witnesses on the scene had said the demonstration was largely peaceful.
“Maybe they didn’t have tear gas — I don’t know. But they had elements of it,” Mrs. Pelosi said.
(Read more from the Washington Post)
Just months ago, I wondered the same thing
Throughout the “impeachment” hearings where only the Democrats could call multiple witnesses, where Schiff and Nadler cut off questions from Republicans (but allowed Democrats to ramble on at lengths). During those “impeachment” hearings where witnesses were coached behind closed doors, where meetings were held behind closed doors for hours without allowing Republicans in the room. These “impeachment” kangaroo courts where Democrats can’t get their coached witnesses to concoct credible charges against the President. This impeachment kangaroo declared by the Wall Street Journal that actually bumps up President Trump’s approval ratings.
- bfaith Democrats bring our country one step from a Banana Republic
Real Clear Politics points out how Democrats with an agenda have degraded our democracy to a banana republic.
Bad-faith Democrats pushing the impeachment hoax on the heels of one illegitimate investigation of the president after the next are destroying our Democracy as we know it.
What separates America from a banana republic is the peaceful transition of power — something Democrats have steadfastly refused to honor, as they’ve never accepted the results of the 2016 presidential election. Instead, they’ve been trying to derail President Donald Trump from doing the job he was elected to do, by subjecting his administration and the American people to a never-ending barrage of partisan-fueled investigations — built on sand.
First there was the Russian collusion hoax concocted by Hillary Clinton; the Democratic National Committee; and chief conspiracy theorist Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a documented liar who told us for the past three years that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election. This massive lie and disinformation campaign Democrats waged with a helping hand from complicit #FakeNewsMedia not only harmed our country; it sowed corrosive distrust in U.S. elections.
This was a win for communist nations and rogue regimes that seek to weaken America — the greatest democracy on Earth. They can now send a thank-you note to the left for having done their unscrupulous work for them.
Democrats’ deceptive actions have also caused damaging distrust in the Department of Justice. We’ve seen former President Barack Obama’s FBI, led by dirty FBI Director James Comey, use Russian-sourced opposition research paid for by the Clinton campaign and the DNC as a pretext to open counterintelligence investigations, spy on Clinton’s political rival’s associates and target Trump’s campaign.
The inspector general report has now confirmed the FBI engaged in 17 falsehoods and omissions including obtaining deceptive FISA warrants, doctored evidence by an FBI official and withheld exculpatory evidence. All of which led to a highly divisive special counsel investigation by Robert Mueller to take down the president of the United States.
(Read more at Real Clear Politics)
Add to this the revelations by Rod Rosenstein regarding the lies central to the investigation against Trump
CNN points to the lies of the Obama administration discovered during the Rosenstein testimony.
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Wednesday he would not have signed off on a foreign surveillance warrant used in the FBI’s Russia investigation, but he defended his appointment of former special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian election interference and President Donald Trump’s associates.
Rosenstein testified Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Senate Republicans’ first hearing taking aim at the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation. Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and close Trump ally, pressed Rosenstein on whether Mueller should have been appointed at all, given that no conspiracy was ultimately found between Trump’s team and Russia.
“The whole concept that the campaign was colluding with the Russians, there was no there there in August 2017. Do you agree with that general statement?” Graham asked
“I agree with that general statement,” Rosenstein responded.
But the former No. 2 at the Justice Department, who supervised the Mueller investigation, said there was “reasonable suspicion” to investigate and the probe was properly opened, even if no conspiracy was ultimately found. Appointing Mueller was the correct call, Rosenstein said.
“I believe at the time, senator, and I still believe it was the right decision under the circumstances,” Rosenstein said. “I think it’s important to establish that an independent investigation found that the Russians sought to interfere in the election and that no Americans conspired with them.”
Rosenstein’s testimony is the first in a series of hearings that Graham is planning as part of a probe challenging the origins of the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s team and Russia, known as Crossfire Hurricane, and the Mueller probe, which followed it.
Ordinarily, the testimony of the former deputy attorney general who supervised a special counsel investigating the sitting president would be a significant news story, but it was overshadowed Wednesday by the Covid-19 pandemic and the nationwide protests in response to the death of George Floyd .
“We have looked at Russia’s role in the election. Now we’re going to look at the Mueller investigation. And we’re going to look hard,” Graham said. “We’re going to be looking at the Mueller appointment in May of 2017, to see if there was a crime worthy of being investigated. … We’re going to be talking about how it got off the rails, who’s responsible for it getting off the rails.”
Graham and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican who has launched his own committee probe into the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s team, are holding separate votes Thursday that would give them wide-ranging subpoena power for documents and testimony of top Obama administration officials.
In his testimony Wednesday, Rosenstein walked a fine line between praising Mueller’s integrity, agreeing the investigation was not a “hoax,” and saying he could not “vouch” for the allegations being investigated.
“We investigate people who are not necessarily guilty,” Rosenstein said. “I didn’t have any presumption that these folks were guilty of anything.”
Rosenstein acknowledged the problems with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants obtained on former Trump adviser Carter Page that were documented by the Justice Department inspector general. Asked if he would have signed the warrant renewal in 2017 again had he known what’s been disclosed since, Rosenstein said, “No, I would not.”
“I certainly understand the President’s frustration, given the outcome, which was in fact that there was no evidence of conspiracy between Trump campaign advisers and Russians,” Rosenstein said.
Rosenstein, who testified voluntarily, was not present for the start of the Russia probe in July 2016, but he signed off on the third renewal of a FISA court warrant approved for Page — warrants that the inspector general concluded were undermined by significant problems.
The inspector general report outlined 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the four applications for the Page warrants in 2016 and 2017, including the use of an opposition research dossier on Trump and Russia. But Horowitz also found the FBI investigation had been properly started, with enough predication to probe suspicious ties between people associated with the Trump campaign and suspected Russian agents.
Republicans pressed Rosenstein to explain why he didn’t ask more questions to uncover the problems with the warrant and verify the information. Rosenstein said it wasn’t his role to verify but argued he properly reviewed the application.
“I don’t believe I was rubber-stamping, senator,” he said in during a contentious exchange with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
Rosenstein suggested that then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe could have been more forthcoming to him about what was happening at the FBI in surrounding the investigation in May 2017, following the firing of FBI Director James Comey. The comments prompted McCabe to issue a statement disputing Rosenstein’s characterization.
(Read more at CNN to see how they try to weasel out of the truth)