A comparison of the Right and Left


Right

  1. After a month of recounts, Lauren Boebert officially wins her reelection bid

The Daily Wire laid out Representative Boebert’s dekayed win against her Democrat foe.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) won her bid for reelection after a tight race decided by roughly 550 votes, a recount confirmed on Monday.

The final results in Colorado’s Congressional District 3 showed the incumbent received 50.06% of the votes, while her Democratic rival, Adam Frisch, received 49.89%. Tallies showed Boebert with 163,839 votes following a net loss of three, and Frisch with 163,293 votes after a net gain of one.

The initial results had been within Colorado’s margin for a mandatory recount, which is at or less than 0.5% difference between the top two candidates. But Frisch, a former Aspen City Council member, already conceded defeat last month, and Boebert declared victory.

“We have won this race,” Boebert said at the time. “With this victory and with Republicans in control of the House of Representatives we can focus on the issues that actually matter most, including getting inflation under control, increasing our domestic energy supply, securing our southern border and being a strong check on the White House.”

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

So the people on the Right count their wins

Part of our current problem has been that the districts have been so tightly gerrymandered and the Democrats have learned to use ballot harvesting where it is legal (as it is in Georgia and California).

  1. A conservative publisher interviews Maxine Waters concerning the questioning of a Democrat mega-donor

The Washington Examiner reports on the aeemingly arranged arrest of Bankman-Fried by interviewing the soon-to-be out-of-power Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee.

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried will not testify in front of a House committee on Tuesday after he was arrested in the Bahamas on Monday, according to the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee.

Chairwoman Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) confirmed the news in a statement Monday night, claiming she was surprised to hear of his arrest but that the committee would continue to try and get answers on the collapse of the FTX cryptoexchange through FTX’s current CEO John Ray III during the hearing.

“I am surprised to hear that Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested in the Bahamas at the direction of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. It’s about time the process to bring Mr. Bankman-Fried to justice has begun,” Waters said in a statement. “Although Mr. Bankman-Fried must be held accountable, the American public deserves to hear directly from Mr. Bankman-Fried about the actions that have harmed over one million people, and wiped out the hard-earned life savings of so many. The public has been waiting eagerly to get these answers under oath before Congress, and the timing of this arrest denies the public this opportunity.”

Waters added that Bankman-Fried’s lawyers confirmed that the crypto mogul was planning to testify on Tuesday, before his arrest. Testimony from Bankman-Fried was also being sought by the Senate Banking Committee. However, the former CEO refused to testify in front of the Senate committee, senators said Monday.

Bankman-Fried’s arrest was first reported by the attorney general of the Bahamas and confirmed by the U.S. attorney from the southern district of New York based on a sealed indictment.

The indictment is expected to be unsealed Tuesday morning, and the crypto mogul is expected to be charged with “wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, securities fraud, securities fraud conspiracy and money laundering,” according to the New York Times.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Why would the Washington Examiner interview Republicans who go along to get along?

Why would the realists at this conservative publisher go to the conservative side when effective liberals like Mitch McConnell arrange for a filibuster-proof majority for the Respect for Marriage (the bill that kills our individual free speech rights to not bow to gay marriage)?

Likewise, why would conservatives trust in House Republicans who joined the lame-duck Democrat majority to stab conservatives in the back?

  1. Musk reveals pedophilic statement in Roth thesis: Yoel Roth suggested giving under-18-year-olds access to gay hook-up app Grindr

The Daily Mail relates Musk’s quotes of Yoel Roth’s thesis in a way that seems to make Roth the victim.

Twitter’s former censor has been forced to flee the $1.1m Bay Area mansion he shares with his boyfriend after Elon Musk shared part of his thesis which suggested letting children access gay hook-up app Grindr.

Yoel Roth, 34, and his partner Nicholas Madsen, 44, moved out of their two-bed, two-bath property in El Cerrito over fears for their safety, after receiving a torrent of threats, the Washington Post reported. 

Musk tweeted: ‘Looks like Yoel is in favor of letting children being able to access adult internet services in his PhD thesis.’

He also shared a screenshot of part of the document.

Roth’s thesis, written in 2016 while he was at the University of Pennsylvania, included the claim that many under-18s access gay hook-up app Grindr, despite being too young to do so.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

However, those who conspire with the FBI and conspire to corrupt our children are not the victims

Nobody forced Yoel to make the statement he did in his thesis.

By contrast, while the FBI may have pressured the social media giants to help Biden and hurt Trump, the social media giants were like all of us who find ourselves in a moral dilemma. We never have to do evil.

Most importantly, pointing out that evil has occurred does not always in itself constitute evil. In fact, in my opinion, Musk currently fits the bill of a hero.

Left

  1. Never focusing on themselves, the Biden regime calls out Marjorie Taylor Greene comments on 6 January 2021 riot

The Washington Examiner points out how the Biden regime just cannot allow another narrative than their own on the 6 January 2021 riot.

The White House called out firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Monday, saying her comments about an armed Jan. 6 riot that would have succeeded were antithetical to American values.

Greene made the comments, which she insists were sarcastic, at Sunday night’s New York Young Republican Club Gala, saying, “If Steve Bannon and I had organized that, we would have won. Not to mention, it would’ve been armed.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre decried those comments during Monday afternoon’s press briefing.

“This is what is coming from a member of Congress,” said Jean-Pierre, who briefly called her “Majority” Taylor Greene. “What’s more, she said it to a group that lashed out against condemning Holocaust denial. They were giving her an award.”

The congresswoman was decrying those who accused her of giving “insurrection tours” and helping plan Jan. 6 even though she “couldn’t even find the bathroom in the Capitol” due to being a new member of the House in early 2021. She then said that if she organized it, things would have been different.

“See, that’s the whole joke, isn’t it?” Greene said. “They say that whole thing was planned, and I’m like, are you kidding me? A bunch of conservatives, Second Amendment supporters, went in the Capitol without guns, and they think we organized that? I don’t think so.”

Greene said in her own Monday statement that Democrats were “trying to weaponize a sarcastic joke.”

The White House did not take it that way.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

As I recently mentioned, Biden has no room to complain about anything gun-related

With Biden’s release of the “Merchant of Death” into the mix of the Ukrainian war, Joe Biden has no reason to complain about any action or comment regarding guns.

  1. Were Democrats focusing on potential embarresment to them when they allowed Democrat mega-donor Bankman-Fried to be arrested hours before facing questions from Congress?

Brietbart reports on the arrest of Sam Bankman-Fried and his unwillingness to testify while under arrest.

Democrat Mega-donor and FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested in the Bahamas on Monday, just hours before he was scheduled to testify in front of the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday.

Bankman-Fried was arrested after U.S. authorities filed criminal charges against him, U.S. Attorneys confirmed.

“Earlier this evening, Bahamian authorities arrested Samuel Bankman-Fried at the request of the U.S. Government, based on a sealed indictment filed by the SDNY,” United States Attorney Damian Williams said. “We expect to move to unseal the indictment in the morning and will have more to say at that time.”

(Read more at Brietbart)

Could it be that Democrats arranged for the arrest of Bankman-Fried?

Anyone who has watched the empty prosecution of Trump and his affiliates will know that the Southern District of New York remains as a hotbed of Democrat activists in lawyer suits.

  1. Biden invites drag queen who performs for children to attend “Respect for Marriage Act” signing

Breitbart exposes the fact that the drag queen that Biden invited to the signing of the Respect for Marriage bill performed for children.

President Joe Biden invited a drag queen who performs for children to the White House on Tuesday to witness the signing of the “Respect for Marriage Act,” which enshrines same-sex marriage into law.

Drag queen activist Marti Cummings celebrated the invite on Twitter, and though he keeps his account private, the Libs of TikTok account shared Cummings’ status.

“To be a non binary drag artist invited to the White House is something I never imagined would happen. Thank you President & Dr. Biden for inviting me to this historic bill signing. Grateful doesn’t begin to express the emotions I feel,” Cummings tweeted while sharing a screenshot of the White House invite.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This is more proof that the Biden regime does not want to convince, but to program

Since Biden has decided from the beginning to:

  • Deny the opposition a platform for debate (through FBI collusion with the social media companies)
  • Endoctrinate the uninformed (through Drag Queen story hours and the like)
  • Playing with and stretching the rules (as shown by the need for the repeated recounts)

 

Stories about election night that will brighten the conservative’s day


GOP takes out 6 January panel member Representative Jan Luria

The Hill informs us of the additional benefit of having removed 6 January panel member Representative Jan Luria.

Virginia state Sen. Jen Kiggans (R) is projected to win the race for the Old Dominion’s 2nd Congressional District, defeating incumbent and Jan. 6 panel member Rep. Elaine Luria (D).

The Associated Press called the race at 11:03 p.m.

Luria’s loss is likely to be hailed by former President Trump, who had attacked her in various rallies for GOP candidates as he criticized the panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

Kiggans, a U.S. Navy veteran who was first elected to the Virginia state Senate in 2019, largely focused her campaign on economic issues, with inflation at a decades-high level. She also tied Luria to President Biden, who has faced low approval numbers amid the poor economic environment.

The race was rated a toss-up by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. Trump won the district by just over 3 percentage points in 2016, while Biden in 2020 secured a victory by almost 5 percentage points.

This year’s redistricting, however, made the district more Republican, moving it from an R+2 lean to an R+6 and creating a more difficult environment for Luria to prevail. The new lines also include Suffolk, Va., which has a Black population of 40 percent.

Luria largely focused her campaign on military and veterans issues, tapping into her background, and abortion, which became top of mind for Democrats this summer after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.

She has also warned about the threat to American democracy, leaning into her spot on the Jan. 6 panel.

(Read more sniveling and whining at The Hill)

From the numerous photos of the former candidate and the glowing description of her, one has to wonder whether these writers also worked for her campaign

You would think that the Democrats at this media outlet still want to convince us to keep out eyes off of the economy and watch the 6 January show trial.

Truth is, I think that the get-out-the-vote software companies funded by Hidalgo and similar Democrats will prove a bigger influence and a bigger story.

GOP grows support among Black, Hispanic, youth voting blocs according to exit polls

The Daily Wire points to an exit poll showing increased support for the GOP among Black, Hispanic, youth voting blocs.

The 2022 midterm elections didn’t exactly go as expected for Republicans, but there was some good news in the data collected in exit polls.

While Democrats won 76% of the black men’s vote in 2018, that margin was cut to 65% in 2022, an 11% boost for the GOP. Republicans also picked up an additional 7% from black women, according to exit poll data collected by CNN.

Democrats enjoyed a 29% edge among Latino men in 2018, but that was slashed to just 8% this time around. Latino women support also rose 14%.

Republicans also cut their margin of support from voters aged 18-29. In 2018, Democrats were +35% from that voting bloc, but that was cut to 28% in 2022. Support from 30-44 years old also went from +19 to +4.

The GOP made other inroads. Democrats enjoyed a +19 margin from women in 2018, but that fell to just +8 this year.

“When Democrats took control of the House after the 2018 election, a little more than half of voters were women and the party had a huge advantage among them. Even though women represented a similar majority of voters in 2022, Democrats’ lead appears to be cut noticeably,” CNN reported.

Republicans grew their support among men. In 2018, Republicans were +4 over Democrats. This time around, that number soared to +14.

There was another startling finding in the exit poll data. Democrats enjoyed a +33 margin among urban voters in the last midterms, but that fell to just 17% this midterm.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

Don’t you know that CNN was galled to report this?

They likely buried the lead on this one very quickly.

Here’s how much campaign cash Beto O’Rourke has burned losing races up and down the ballot

Fox News reports on how much money Robert Frances “Beto” O’Rourke has gone through in all of his failed attempts at office over the years.

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, has burned roughly $175 million running unsuccessful campaigns for a series of different offices in just four years.

O’Rourke — who previously represented a congressional district in El Paso, Texas, between 2013 and 2019 — lost his most recent bid for higher office Tuesday, falling to incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, by a significant margin, the Fox News Decision Desk projected. The failed run for governor of Texas marks O’Rourke’s third unsuccessful bid for a high-profile political office since 2018.

The former congressman lost a race to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, by more than 200,000 votes in 2018 and bowed out of the 2020 presidential race in November 2019 before the Democratic primaries started due to his low polling numbers.

“With each new race he loses it becomes more difficult to convince voters and persuade them that he can still win the next race,” Sharon Navarro, a University of Texas at San Antonio political scientist, told The Texas Tribune on Tuesday evening. 

“That’s a very difficult barrier to overcome for a third-time loser.”

While O’Rourke has lost three different races in three consecutive election cycles, he has racked up massive, and sometimes record-breaking, campaign contributions.

In 2018, O’Rourke’s campaign for Senate raised a whopping $80.3 million, according to Federal Election Commission data. The massive sum included a record-shattering $38.1 million quarterly haul raised between July 2018 and September 2018. 

O’Rourke raised another $18.6 million during his short-lived presidential campaign, which lasted a mere seven months.

And during the 2022 gubernatorial campaign, O’Rourke set more records, pulling in more than $76 million in the year since he announced his intention to run for the seat, The Texas Tribune reported. The $27.6 million his campaign raised between February and June was the largest quarterly figure ever recorded in Texas.

(Read more at Fox News)

People can almost warm their hands to that pile of burning Democrat cash

It warms the cockles of your heart to think of the successful Democrat campaigns this money might otherwise been sent. It seems that Beto might actually be an answer to Republican prayers (in that he killed more dreams of Democrats by burning the money himself).

 

Stories not broadly reported on the Trump raid


Former Supreme Court law clerk shreds the reasoning of the intelligence czar’s review of the Mar-a-Lago documents

Townhall lays out the reasoning of Mike Davis (former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch) regarding the specifics behind the Trump raid.

The circus over the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago on August 8 continues with this latest development: our intelligence czar told Congress her office would review the seized documents. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines announced yesterday that the records taken from the home of the former president would undergo a thorough classification process (via CBS News):

The director of national intelligence is preparing to review the items recovered during the FBI search of at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate earlier this month, CBS News has learned. 

In a letter sent to congressional leaders Friday, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said her office would conduct a “classification review of relevant materials.” 

“The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) are working together to facilitate a classification review of relevant materials, including those recovered during the search,” Haines wrote. “ONDI will also lead an Intelligence Community assessment of the potential risk to national security that would result from the disclosure of the relevant documents.

This raid has become an ever-degrading hurricane in the news cycle. 

Federal agents ransacking the home of a former president over the fact that he wasn’t turning over documents to the National Archives fast enough is a historic moment. The obstruction of justice allegations is once again proven false. Trump’s lawyers worked with government officials to review and send records back. They sent 15 boxes to the agency in January. The allegations that nuclear secrets were strewn about the residence were also false. At least there’s no mention in the affidavit that provided probable cause for the raid.  

Mike Davis, a former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, has been active and informatory about classification, the presidency, and how the liberal media is focusing on things that don’t matter in this case. He’s continued to inform the public that the classification statutes and regulations do not apply to the presidency’s office, that government always over-classifies materials of any post-presidency, and that Trump taking the documents is a declassifying action. Trump already declassified documents relating to Crossfire Hurricane—the FBI spy operation against his campaign.


(Read more at Townhall)

Why the press wasn’t focusing on Crossfire Hurricane or the declassified Hillary documents is beyond me

It would seem that at least the Republican-leaning press (possibly Fox or NewsMax) might mention the declassified Crossfire Hurricane.

Elsewhere, I have heard of the papers on Hillary being declassified. If that, in fact, is the case — I cannot understand the press ignoring that also.

Judge announces “preliminary intent to appoint a special master” to review seized Trump records

The Washington Examiner details U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon’s announcement that there will be a “special master” to review the Trump documents.

A federal judge in Florida announced the court’s “preliminary intent to appoint a special master” to review the documents seized during the FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon said in a Saturday order that she was providing “notice” of the decision to the parties involved, noting that the decision was made due to the “exceptional circumstances presented.” On Monday, lawyers for the former president filed a motion requesting the appointment of a special master to assess the records, arguing that the raid of his Palm Beach, Florida, golf club and winter residence was a “shockingly aggressive move.”

“Pursuant to Rule 53(b) (1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Court’s inherent authority, and without prejudice to the parties’ objections, the Court hereby provides notice of its preliminary intent to appoint a special master in this case,” Cannon wrote in a filing Saturday.

A hearing on the motion to commission a special master, also known as a third-party attorney, will be held this Thursday in West Palm Beach.

The District Court judge ordered the Justice Department to file a response by Wednesday providing, “under seal,” a “more detailed Receipt for Property specifying all property seized pursuant to the search warrant executed” on Trump’s Florida golf club. The judge also ordered Trump’s legal team to respond to the defense’s response before Thursday’s hearing.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

If the main stream media is not lying again, then this judge may turn back on this request

The judge at the center of this request for a “preliminary intent to appoint a special master” may be rethinking her request (according to a pre-drive-time report on Houston’s ABC affiliate).

Search warrant affidavit for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate: Five things to know

Fox News addresses five things about the Trump raid that seem to be left out of the affidavit. Here are portions of the first three points:

1. Lots of black ink

Approximately 20 pages of the 38-page document were either significantly or fully redacted. Twenty-four pages had at least some information blacked out. 

Significant redactions were expected, given the Justice Department’s argument about the sensitivity of the case. 

“Premature disclosure of the contents of this affidavit and related documents may have a significant and negative impact on the continuing investigation and may severely jeopardize its effectiveness by allowing criminal parties an opportunity to flee, destroy evidence (stored electronically and otherwise), change patterns of behavior, and notify criminal confederates,” the Justice Department wrote. 

2. Lots of pages

The length of the affidavit was also notable. An average search warrant affidavit from federal law enforcement is significantly shorter than the 38-page document the FBI submitted to Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart. 

Prof. Mark W. Smith, a professor at the Ave Maria School of Law and senior fellow in law and public policy at The King’s College told Fox News Digital the length still raises questions. 

“The length of the probable cause affidavit is not unprecedented, but it is a bit odd. The more explaining an attorney must do in writing often that translates into a longer legal document and frequently signifies a weaker legal position,” he said. “The reference to multiple federal statutes and detailed discussion of confidential designations makes the document look a bit like an educational tool for the public or perhaps for the Florida federal courts.”

(continued)

3. Affidavit cites other documents Trump possessed with classified markings

The affidavit refers to nearly 200 documents with classified markings that Trump had previously handed over. It said that the FBI in May inspected 15 boxes of documents Trump gave to the National Archives and Records Administration earlier this year, which contained a trove of documents marked classified. 

“A preliminary triage of the documents with classification markings revealed the following approximate numbers: 184 unique documents bearing classification markings, including 67 documents marked as CONFIDENTIAL, 92 documents marked as SECRET, and 25 documents marked as TOP SECRET,” the affidavit said. “Based on my training and experience, I know that documents classified at these levels typically contain NDI.”

(Read the rest and see the illustrations at Fox News)

I don’t care who we have as the next Republican president. That president had better play tough

The next Republican president had better use some law enforcement wing to instill fear in Democrats — just as the Democrats have done since Johnson. Otherwise, nothing will change.

Note that I am not necessarily advocating lawlessness. However, we either need to go full lawfulness or full lawlessness. Nothing else will get the attention of the politicians.

DOJ leaves “unanswered questions” with blacked out Trump raid affidavit

Townhall discusses the unanswered questions left by the affidavit and the raid on Mar-A-Lago.

As Spencer reported, the Department of Justice has released a highly redacted version of the affidavit used by the FBI to raid President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. 

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley looked it over and says it leaves a number of unanswered questions.

(Read more at Townhall)

The black of the redactions only shows how deeply into the muck of the swamp we have waded

When we ask for clarity and get pages of nothing but black ink, we do not have clarity. That constitutes one pure and simple fact.

So, when did we go from a country “of the people and by the people” to a country of secrets? I would say it was well before some old, demented guy could brag to European elites about getting his son out of a fix by threatening to withhold billions of American taxpayer dollars from going to a backwater nation.

Key details are lacking in the DOJ’s Trump raid affidavit

Townhall points out how the affidavit only builds the case that the FBI raid was merely political.

The day has arrived. Parts of the Biden Justice Department affidavit that provided probable cause for the FBI to raid the home of a former president have been released. Spencer and Katie wrote about this supposed bombshell that was predictably a dud when it comes to corroborating the most explosive allegations against Donald Trump and the dispute over missing documents with the National Archives. Judge Bruce Reinhart, who also signed off on the equally shoddy search warrant, wasn’t convinced by the government’s arguments for keeping the entire affidavit under seal. He allowed the Department of Justice to redact portions that could harm the integrity of the investigation, the security of its sources, and here’s the kicker: the safety of Donald Trump. 

It’s a sea of black ink that does very little to support the narrative that this federal raid, which occurred on August 8, was justifiable. There’s no smoking gun here; Trump isn’t even mentioned in the affidavit in a way that gives the impression that he was targeted for criminal acts. All it did was bolster the argument that an over-politicized goon squad at the FBI and DOJ ransacked Trump’s home as a warning to Trump to stay at home in 2024. Federal agents have threatened those who might paint the Biden White House negatively. This raid is a Trump-media-DOJ story. The point is if there were something genuinely criminal—we would have known about it by now; the same applied to the Russian collusion hoax. 

Some are focused on the classified documents that the FBI discovered on the Mar-a-Lago property, but there are no specifics about the nature of these documents. Also, there is nothing about nuclear secrets, a comical DOJ leak that further exposed this raid as part of a political persecution campaign. Brett Tolman, executive director for Right on Crime, noted that the affidavit does not contain evidence that supports the federal mens rea requirements, which is a burden of proof benchmark the government must meet to show criminal intent. There was no evidence to provide probable cause to search the safe. In other words, it’s quite a nothingburger that shows the DOJ cobbled together a bunch of fake law violations to make for incomprehensible legalese to bust down the doors of the home of an ex-president. That’s not law and order; that’s a rogue DOJ that’s become increasingly engulfed by paranoia, vindictiveness, and political animosity.






(Read of input from Katie Pavlich, Spencer Brown, and Matt Vespa at Townhall)

Rep. Banks says Nancy Pelosi is hiding things in her 6 January investigation


Representative Jim Banks claims that San Fran Nan is lying about her 6 January investigation

In the following Fox News video clip, Republican study committee chairman Rep. Jim Banks and House of Judiciary ranking member Jim Jordan discuss on “The Ingraham Angle” unanswered January 6th questions as the one-year anniversary approaches.

 

A tale of two nations


Elitist buffoons silenced by their own actions versus patriots silenced by an opposition media

Portions of a commentary by Miranda Devine at the New York Post illustrate the divide between socialists and conservatives.

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Saturday night, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, his NYPD commissioner of the day, Bernie Kerik, members of SEAL Team Six which killed Bin Laden, and other veterans of the war on terror gathered at Cipriani Wall Street for a night of bittersweet memories. 

There were tributes to the fallen and a celebration of the “largest evacuation” in US history, with 25,000 people saved from the Twin Towers, thanks to the selfless courage of the first responders. 

Giuliani praised the NYPD as “the best law enforcement agency in the world” and gave an entertaining speech full of impersonations of mobsters he has locked up and even one of the queen. “You did a wonderful job on September 11,” he mimicked the British monarch in a posh accent. 

Nasty trolls on Twitter who were not at Cipriani described the speech as a drunken rant. 

They couldn’t have been more wrong, but it shows the depths to which haters will stoop to besmirch what was a beautiful night for the heroes of 9/11 just blocks from “the first battleground in the last 20-year war on terror,” as Kerik put it.

(continued)

NotMyPresident_Butt_biden-911-1A moment of gauche levity was captured in a Getty photograph of Biden as he stood alongside Pelosi, Barack and Michelle Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton. He had removed his mask, his face was animated and his mouth wide open as if he were shouting at someone opposite. Video showed him making faces at people off camera, waving and pointing in an oddly exaggerated way. 

The stricken looks on the faces of everyone around him, including his wife, Jill, and Michael Bloomberg, said it all. 

Biden did not make a speech at any of the three places he visited that terrible day when the Islamists struck. 

He had hoped to crow about being the only president with the fortitude to end the so-called forever war, but no such luck. With the troop withdrawal a debacle, silence was his only option.

(Read more at the New York Post)

As shown by the reactions observed in Miranda Devine’s commentary, America has become two nations

I would encourage a reading of the full New York Post commentary, in which she expounds on Trump’s visit to a New York fire station and contrasts the reactions of those there to the reactions of those at the event Biden visited.

However, this divide has been a theme that has permeated my posts due to the obvious outward liberal bias within main stream media and the downplaying of anything which builds up the rights of the masses.

 

Fourteen Donald Trump Endorsements


  1. Donald Trump endorses Susan Wright, supporter of America-first policies

Breitbart reports on the endorsement of Donald Trump for Susan Wright.

SusanWrightPresident Donald Trump on Monday formally endorsed Susan Wright, who is running in a special election on May 1 in Texas to reclaim her late husband’s seat, describing her as a supporter of American First policies.

Susan is running to replace her late husband, former Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX), in the special election that takes place Saturday, May 1. The early voting has already started in the district.

The former president released his endorsement of Susan, saying:

Susan Wright will be a terrific Congresswoman (TX-06) for the Great State of Texas. She is the wife of late Congressman Ron Wright, who has always been supportive of our American First Policies. Susan will be strong on the Border, Crime, Pro-Life, our brave military and Vets, and will ALWAYS protect your Second Amendment. Early voting is NOW underway — and the Special Election takes place on Saturday, May 1st. Get out and VOTE! Susan has my Complete and Total Endorsement.


(Read more at Breitbart)

While I am in the wrong part of Texas to vote for Ms. Wright, I support her

Just because she stands for all the right things, I stand for Susan Wright. But, if that’s not enough, I also support her because she will stand against all of the idiocy that the Joe Biden and the socialist-Democrats support.

With any luck, this year will be an unlucky year for the thirteen plus one running against these Trump endorsements.

One thing is for certain. If these fourteen win (just as the majority of those endorsed by President Trump have won), it will be another statement on the failure of Obama/Biden.

  1. Donald Trump endorses Max Miller

WKYC reports on the endorsement of Donald Trump for Max Miller.

Former President Donald Trump has endorsed one of his old White House aides in the race against an incumbent Republican in Northeast Ohio.

MaxMillerTrump on Friday threw his support behind Max Miller, a former campaign and senior presidential advisor who is attempting to primary Rocky River U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez in 2022. The latter was one of 10 GOP members of Congress who broke with the party and voted to impeach the then-president for incitement of insurrection in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

“Max Miller is a wonderful person who did a great job at the White House and will be a fantastic Congressman,” Trump said in a statement that was shared on Miller’s Twitter page. “He is a Marine Veteran, a son of Ohio, and a true PATRIOT. Current Rep. Anthony Gonzalez should not be representing the people of the 16th district because he does not represent their interest or their heart.”

(Read more at WKYC)

I expect to see at least nine similar endorsements of rivals against RINO’s

I expect to see Trump endorse the rivals of those who stood with Democrats, not only because it is the natural thing to do (to try to get revenge for wrongs done against one’s person), but also because these RINO’s stood against our voting rights.

  1. Donald Trump endorses John Boozman

KNWA reports on the endorsement of Donald Trump for John Boozman.

Former President Donald Trump formally endorsed Senator John Boozman, on Monday, March 8.

SenatorBoozman“Senator Boozman is a great fighter for the people of Arkansas. He is tough on crime, strong on the border, a great supporter of our military and our vets,” said Trump. “[He] fights for our farmers every day, he supports our Second Amendment and has my complete and total endorsement.

(Read more at KNWA)

Even though Twitter has banned Trump from its platform, one odd thing remains

Even though the totalitarian Jack has banned Trump from his platform, it seems that all of these announcements are going out on Twitter. Almost sweet, isn’t it (especially since many conservatives have abandoned that liberal echo chamber for free speech forums like gab, Parler, and MeWe)?

  1. Donald Trump endorses Jerry Moran

US News reports on the endorsement of Donald Trump for Jerry Moran.

Senate Veterans' Affairs CommitteeFormer President Donald Trump has endorsed Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran for reelection in 2022, early backing that makes it unlikely the two-term Republican will face a serious challenge in the GOP primary.

Trump’s endorsement Thursday evening came less than two weeks after Moran voted with most Republican senators to acquit Trump on an impeachment charge of inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington aimed at stopping the certification of Trump’s election loss. But Moran had voted to certify the results, and earlier this month, the Clay County Republican Party censured him — suggesting he might face an August 2022 primary challenge.

Kelly Arnold, a former state GOP chairman, said Friday that Trump’s endorsement is “a golden ticket” and “one of the best ways” for Moran to fend off potential challengers.

“I think this can shut the door on that,” Arnold said. “This is a pretty big get.”

In Kansas, Republicans generally are strongly favored to win Senate races once they emerge from the primary. The GOP hasn’t lost a general election race since 1932, even when Democrats field strong challenges, such as state Sen. Barbara Bollier, who raised a record $27 million for her unsuccessful campaign last year against Republican Roger Marshall.

In the November election, Trump carried Kansas by nearly 14 percentage points. His statement praised Moran, the ranking Republican and a former chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, as strong on military and veterans’ issues, as well as gun rights and protecting U.S. borders.

(Read more at US News)

In a time that Biden wants to return the military to a social experiment, we need Senator Moran

It says something sad about the times you live in when the greatest reason for supporting an accomplished candidate is the absence of impurity on a particular topic, but that is where we are.

  1. Donald Trump endorses Tim Scott

The Post and Courier reports on the endorsement of Donald Trump for Tim Scott.

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has found an early and powerful ally in his 2022 reelection bid.TimScott

Former President Donald Trump said the junior senator from South Carolina has his “complete and total endorsement” in a statement issued by the Save America PAC on March 2.

“He is both an outstanding Senator and a person who works tirelessly for the people of his great state, and the USA,” Trump said in a statement. “Strong on the Military, Law Enforcement, loves our Vets, protects our Second Amendment and our Borders.”

On Twitter, the Republican said, “Thank you, President Trump!” Bradford Traywick, a spokesman for the senator, said Scott welcomed the endorsement.

“Tim Scott is honored to have President Trump’s endorsement,” Traywick said. “In just four years they were able to pass historic tax reform, achieve record unemployment, seat 220+ conservative judges, begin Operation Warp speed, and enact vital criminal justice reform. He is looking forward to building on this success and putting South Carolinians first.”

The GOP senator has been seen as a rising star in the party even as it faces an identity crisis following Trump’s tenure in the White House.

(Read more at the Post and Courier)

While Senator Scott has not been my favorite senator, he does require respect

As proof of his required respect, we might refer back to the time in December 2019 that he blasted Pelosi’s insane impeachment scam, the time in 2016 that he stood for the Second Amendment, and when he presented solutions to a tense situation (as opposed to Obama’s offering that “the police acted stupidly.”)

  1. Donald Trump endorses Ron Johnson

WUVM notes the endorsement of Donald Trump for Ron Johnson.

RonJohnsonWisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson hasn’t announced whether he’ll run for a third term next November, but that didn’t stop former Republican President Donald Trump from endorsing his longtime ally. Trump backed Johnson last week and, in a statement, said “Run, Ron, Run.” Johnson thanked Trump for the support, but again indicated it will be a while before he makes a decision.

(Read more at WUVM)

Ron Johnson is a stalwart conservative who deserves our support

More than a Republican, Ron Johnson is a conservative.

  1. Donald Trump endorses Mo Brooks

Fox News comments on the endorsement of Donald Trump for Mo Brooks.

MoBrooksFormer President Trump weighed in on Wednesday in the Republican Senate primary in Alabama, endorsing Rep. Mo Brooks, one of his biggest supporters in the House of Representatives.

“Mo Brooks has my Complete and Total Endorsement for the U.S. Senate representing the Great State of Alabama. He will never let you down!” the former president wrote in a statement released by Save America, Trump’s leadership political action committee.

The former president’s backing doesn’t come as a total surprise.

As he formally announced his candidacy late last month in the race to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Richard Shelby, Brooks was accompanied by Stephen Miller, a top adviser to Trump during his tenure in the White House and the architect of the Trump administration’s hard line on illegal immigration.

Miller, who before his tenure with the Trump administration was a congressional aide with former Rep. John Shadegg of Alabama and later former Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, spoke and endorsed Brooks.

In an interview with Fox News, Miller emphasized, “I can tell you from firsthand experience that the White House and the president considered Mo an invaluable ally during the entirety of the Trump administration, and that Mo has been an unyielding fighter on behalf of President Trump and the Trump agenda and the values that we all share.”

(Read more at Fox News)

This is one endorsement that I expected and collected early

Since Mo Brooks was one who stood for voting rights throughout the election season, this was one endorsement that could be counted on.

  1. Donald Trump endorses Senator Rubio

The Washington Times notes how Donald Trump has endorsed Senator Marco Rubio.

SenRubioFormer President Donald Trump endorsed Florida’s Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, his onetime rival for the presidency, for reelection on Friday.

“It is my honor to give U.S. Senator Marco Rubio my complete and total endorsement,” Mr. Trump said in a statement. “Marco has been a tireless advocate for the people of Florida, fighting to cut taxes, supporting our Second Amendment, our military and our vets, a strong national defense, and all of the forgotten men and women of America.”

Mr. Trump, who has resided in Palm Beach, Florida, since leaving the White House, also praised the senator’s efforts in helping “small businesses grow” and lower unemployment.

(Read more at the Washington Times)

Maybe the reason that Bloomberg and other liberal outlets picked up the story was Rubio’s early reputation of switching sides

Since Marco Rubio got hoodwinked into joining Senator John McCain’s duplicitous “Gang of Eight” early in his senatorial career, he garnered a early reputation as a RINO (earned by as campaigning far right and then joining a group of far-left senators). A number of people, myself included, have given a jaundiced eye to his attempts to return to conservatism. However, as long as Senator Rubio shows evidence of working for the good of the people, we should support him.

Thank heaven for the forgiveness offered by some. Hopefully, he will work to earn this trust.

  1. Donald Trump endorses Rand Paul

The Courier-Journal announces Donald Trump’s endorsement of Rand Paul.

RandPaulFormer President Donald Trump endorsed U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for reelection Thursday, saying in a statement the Republican “has done a fantastic job for our Country, and for the incredible people of Kentucky.”

“He fights against the Swamp in Washington, the Radical Left Liberals, and especially the destructive RINOS, of which there are far too many, in Congress,” Trump said in his statement. “Rand will continue to stand up for our great AMERICA FIRST policies because he believes in stopping wasteful spending, defending our Second Amendment rights, and taking care of our Military and our Vets. I am proud to be working with Rand in our battle to Make America Great Again.

“He has my Complete and Total Endorsement for another term in the U.S. Senate. The Commonwealth of Kentucky has a true champion in Rand Paul.”

(Read more at the Courier-Journal)

It’s odd that my best example of a classic liberal is this conservative

I support Rand Paul because he stands for so many things I do. However, in addition to his conservative stances, Rand Paul shows himself to be a classic liberal in that he seems to stand for individual liberty over the centralized government that Biden and AOC seem to be pushing now.

  1. Donald Trump endorses Representative Madison Cawthorn

Citizen-Times points out Donald Trump’s endorsement of Representative Madison Cawthorn.

MadisonCawthornNorth Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorn got a maskless endorsement from former President Trump this month, visiting Florida, the state hardest hit by the more deadly coronavirus variant cases and where an outbreak shut down Trump’s club.

“Hello, everybody I’m down here in Mar-a-Lago with the greatest president our country has ever had. We have big things coming in 2022, Mr. President, big things,” the 11th District Republican said in his fundraising video with Trump.

Wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat, Trump responded in the 40-second video, saying Cawthorn is a friend and has “done an incredible job in Congress.”

“He has my endorsement, he has my complete and total, as I like to say, endorsement. And he’s a very special guy and let’s back him all the way, whatever he wants to do.”

(Read more at the Citizen-Times)

I don’t know how many times you have noticed it, but the COVID fear in some of these reports is getting old for me

Naturally, I have not quoted all of the articles I have read. Therefore, this is about the twelfth or thirteenth time I have come across the term “maskless endorsement.” The bias of the press is getting so very old.

Significant state races endorsed by Trump

  1. Donald Trump endorses Representative Jody Hice

Citizen-Times points out Donald Trump’s endorsement of Representative Jody Hice.

JodyHiceFormer President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed a conservative Georgia congressman in his bid to unseat the Republican secretary of state who refused to help overturn the November election results.

Rep. Jody Hice, a tea party favorite and Trump acolyte, is the first major challenger to Brad Raffensperger since the secretary of state certified President Joe Biden’s narrow victory in Georgia and disputed Trump’s false allegations of fraud.

Trump’s endorsement marks his most direct attempt at retribution against those he blames for his loss and reaffirms his continued influence over the Republican Party.

“Jody has been a steadfast fighter for conservative Georgia values and is a staunch ally of the America First agenda,” Trump said in a statement that repeated the unsupported allegations of fraud. “Unlike the current Georgia Secretary of State, Jody leads out front with integrity. I have 100% confidence in Jody to fight for Free, Fair, and Secure Elections in Georgia, in line with our beloved U.S. Constitution.”

(Read more at the Citizen-Times)

Let’s see, stand by as someone who turned a blind eye to cheating gets re-elected or endorse a conservative. Not a hard choice

This was definitely not a hard choice to make for President Trump.

  1. Donald Trump endorses Tim Griffin in Arkansas Attorney General bid

KATV reports Donald Trump’s endorsement of Tim Griffin in an Arkansas Attorney General bid.

TimGriffinPresident Donald Trump has endorsed Lt. Governor Tim Griffin in his bid for Arkansas Attorney General.

Trump issued the following statement on Friday, March 5, saying Griffin was his choice in the 2022 race.

“Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin, who is running for Attorney General, is a highly respected Army Veteran who will always fight for the great people of Arkansas. Tim will be tough on Crime, defend our Second Amendment, loves our Military and our Vets, and will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the brave Men and Women of Law Enforcement. Tim Griffin has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

Griffin was seeking the Arkansas governor’s seat, but pivoted to the AG’s race in early February. His exit left two candidates in the GOP field for governor — AG Leslie Rutledge and former Trump White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

(Read more at KATV)

Again, this is a choice for law and order

When you have to choose between defunding the police and supporting law and order, there is only the law and order choice that makes sense.

  1. Donald Trump endorses Henry McMaster’s bid for a second full term in 2022

ABC4 says Donald Trump has endorsed Henry McMaster’s bid for a second full term in 2022.

190216-A-ZK151-1186.jpgPresident Donald Trump on Friday endorsed South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s bid for a second full term in 2022, continuing their years-long alliance in a move to strengthen ties with the early-voting state that Trump won twice.

In a statement through his Save America PAC, Trump commended McMaster’s efforts on behalf of the military, veterans and law enforcement, saying the Republican “has my Complete and Total Endorsement as he runs for re-election!”

The endorsement, along with other recent moves, continues to signal Trump’s desire to maintain ties with South Carolina, home of the first presidential primary votes in the South. Earlier this week, Trump formally endorsed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott in his own 2022 reelect bid, also complimenting Scott’s work on behalf of the military, law enforcement and veterans.

Last month, Trump gave backing to Drew McKissick for a third term as chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, signaling a desire to wade not only into state-level politics but also to play a role in maintaining the local party framework in places that backed his presidency and where his support remains steady.

(Read more at ABC4)

Principled governors help the federal government work the way it should

We need principled governors because they not only keep the state working the way it should, but they also keep the federal government in check.

  1. Donald Trump endorses Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ bid for governor

KATV reports on the Donald Trump endorsement of Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

SarahHuckabeeSandersPresident Donald Trump, who publicly encouraged Sarah Sanders to run for governor, wasted no time putting his seal of approval on her bid. The former president on Monday night backed Sanders’ candidacy — his first official, public endorsement since leaving office — and called her a “warrior who will always fight for the people of Arkansas and do what is right, not what is politically correct,” reported The Associated Press.

(Read more at KATV)

Arkansas will benefit from an even hand like Sarah can provide

As many times that Sarah Huckabee Sanders has handled Jim Acosta with grace (in response to his uncontrolled ranting), we have all the proof we need to know that Sarah would be able to work well under pressure. To have the endorsement of President Trump is only the cherry on top.

On the tech giants in Joe Biden’s America


Texas passes SB12, much to the consternation of liberals who want to continue to silence conservatives on social media

Texas moves to protect conservatives from tech giant viewpoint discrimination

The Texas Public Policy Action informs us of Texas SB 12, which would stop companies like Facebook and Twitter from blocking posts based on a political viewpoint.

Austin-CapitalSB 12 would prevent social media platforms with more than 100 million users in a calendar month from censoring a person’s viewpoint expressed in a social media post but would not prohibit the censoring of content that is prohibited, such as violent or overtly sexual content or in cases where federal law specifically allows websites and services to censor speech. This applies to Texas residents, users who do business in Texas and users who receive or share content on a social media platform in Texas.

SB 12 would require social media platforms to publicly disclose on their website and in a way easily accessible to the public, accurate information regarding its content management, data management, and business practices, including specific information regarding how they use, place, and target content and services.

Requires social media platforms to publish an acceptable use policy informing users of acceptable content, explaining the steps the social media platform will take to ensure content complies with the policy, and explains the means by which users can notify the platform of content that potentially violates the policy.

Requires social media platforms to publish a quarterly transparency report of the number of times they were alerted to illegal content or activity and their response. Provides process by which users can file complaint about content being removed and the responsibilities of the platform in rectifying the complaint.

The Attorney General may sue a social media platform for violating these terms.

(Read why Texas Public Policy Action supports SB12 at Texas Public Policy Action)

Reason.com points to possible flaws of Texas SB12 — all based on federalism

In their review of Texas SB12, Reason.com points out some flaws in Texas SB12:

Political bias on social media is one of the biggest issues animating the political right these days, and thus many conservatives talk about doing something to prevent “Big Tech” censorship. Several Republican-controlled states are considering passing legislation designed to accomplish just that.

The Texas Senate, for instance, is poised to approve SB12, which ostensibly prohibits social media companies from restricting their users’ speech.

“We need to recognize in Texas, maybe particularly in Texas, we see that the First Amendment is under assault by the social media companies and that is not going to be tolerated in Texas,” said Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in support of the bill.

The First Amendment is not under assault by social media companies. On the contrary, the First Amendment defends the free speech rights of private entities—like social media companies—against restrictive government action, like this bill. It would be more accurate to say that the First Amendment is under assault by the Texas legislature. A private company deciding what kind of speech it allows on its platform is precisely the kind of thing the First Amendment protects from government interference.

If that were not enough, the bill has two massive flaws, one of which might render it entirely pointless.

First, the bill defines its terms very broadly: It would prohibit any large social media company (more than 100 million monthly users) from restricting content because of the expressed viewpoint. “An interactive computer service may not censor a user, a user’s expression, or a user’s ability to receive the expression of another person,” the bill reads.

Practically speaking, this could prohibit Facebook and Twitter from taking action against content that is harmful, abusive, or spammy. Facebook’s News Feed algorithm makes choices about what kind of content to prioritize, and the platform occasionally opts to limit the reach of some posts—conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, or COVID-19, for instance. The bill would appear to interfere with the day-to-day runnings of the site in very basic ways. It could even force social media sites to take away moderation options from users.

“YouTube and Facebook allow page managers to remove content posted on their community pages,” noted Steve DelBianco, president of the trade association NetChoice, in his comments about the bill. “This empowers content creators to curate their pages to suit community interests. However, platforms and websites might remove this capability, since it invites expensive litigation under SB 12.”

If that weren’t good enough reason to oppose the bill, it also contains a section that appears to render the entire thing obsolete: “This chapter does not prohibit an interactive computer service from censoring expression that the interactive computer service is specifically authorized to censor by federal law.”

Under a federal law known as Section 230, social media companies cannot be held liable for “any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable.” In other words, federal law already gives social media companies every right to restrict users’ content, and Texas’ bill—as written—bows to federal law.

(Read more at Reason.com)

Maybe it is time for states to start asserting their preeminence over the federal government. It was the states that created the federal government (not the other way around).

With all due deference to President Lincoln, we in Texas don’t like running a liberal ship into the ground — and that is just what New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Washington, D.C. seem intent on doing. Therefore, we conservative states need to chart another course and dare the demented people up North to try to hold us down.

Mike Lindell touts a new social media platform that will handle over a billion users

The Epoch Times reports that Mike Lindell, CEO and founder of MyPillow, has announced the formation of a social media platform.

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The forthcoming social media website from MyPillow’s Mike Lindell will be able to handle more than a billion users, Lindell said this week.

“I believe it will handle upwards of a billion. If it doesn’t, we will get to that capacity. I don’t think that’s exaggerated, by any means,” Lindell told The Epoch Times.

“It’s going to be the safest, secure platform. I built it expecting to be attacked.”

The platform, dubbed Frank, has a landing page but isn’t operational yet.

Lindell told The Epoch Times’ affiliate NTD on March 11 that the website would be up and running within two weeks.

The current plan is to launch as soon as April 5, but no later than April 12.

“The only reason for the delay is, I actually added six more servers in another location. I really want redundancy, so I’ve got three different U.S. locations and another hidden one. So I’ve got—if anybody went out there to physically damage my stuff, I wanted a fourth location, so that was very important to me,” Lindell told The Epoch Times.

Frank is described as a mix of YouTube and Twitter. The core idea is free speech, according to Lindell, who was banned by Twitter in January for violations of the platform’s Civic Integrity Policy and has said he’s been harmed by actions from Google.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

This allows us the opportunity to use our feet to vote rather than using the change of law

Just like when I moved to Parler, I will move to both Mike Lindell’s and President Trump’s new platforms. However, I think that (instead of using these platforms as supplements to Facebook and Twitter — the latter of which cut my followership by thousands before I quit) I will use these primarily.

Just to mock Facebook and Instagram, here is the Trump interview those platforms banned in Joe Biden’s America

Here is the video banned by Instagram and Facebook

The following video is available in its entirety on Rumble.

Not only does the NYT buy ink by the barrel, they buy politicians

Corporate media legislation is “bait and switch to strangle conservative outlets”

Breitbart quotes Ken Blackwell as he outlines how the corporate media has worked with Democrat leaders to craft legislation that will drive out the competition.

Former Ohio state treasurer and secretary of state Ken Blackwell described a bill backed by corporate media giants currently making its way through Congress as “a bait-and-switch attempt that claims to help conservative news sources but would instead purge them from the marketplace of ideas.”

Blackwell took aim at the proposed legislation, known as the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act of 2019 (JCPA), in an op-ed in the American Thinker.

As Breitbart News’s Allum Bokhari reported, the JCPA is deceptively titled because instead of promoting “competition,” the bill in its current form would “cement the advantage of the establishment and corporate media at the expense of its competitors” by giving “Big Media companies a special exemption from antitrust law, allowing them to form a cartel that would, under normal circumstances, be illegal to create.”

“Furthermore, there is nothing in the bill that would prevent the bigger media companies from excluding smaller companies from the cartel,” Bokhari added. “If passed, there would be nothing to stop the formation of a cartel that includes CNN, NBC, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other big companies, while excluding smaller competitors in the independent media — not to mention local newspapers. Such a cartel would secure favorable rates for the former while leaving the latter in the dust.”

Blackwell’s op-ed offers similar criticism of the bill. He explains that it would not only grant big media companies an exemption from federal antitrust laws, but it would also allow them to “operate in a coordinated fashion to negotiate prices that social media companies like Facebook would have to pay them to carry their content. It would ensure that these tech billionaires would have to direct some of their riches into content providers.”

“But that’s a Big Boys’ game, where the major players could decide whom to let into their club. Smaller outlets would be left out in the cold, and the market would suffer,” Blackwell writes.

(Read three central paragraphs of Blackwell quote at Breitbart)

America needs to remain a country where the little guy can thrive

Oddly, under the Democrat socialist politicians, America is becoming a nation of Nazi-eque melding of big business and government.

A little push back in Joe Biden’s America


Lindsey Graham threatens to switch focus to Kamala Harris at Donald Trump’s Senate trial

Newsweek uses a 3 February 2021 article to question Senator Graham’s logic in bringing attention to the dealings of Kamala Harris.

GrahamHarrisSenator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) suggested the focus could be shifted to Vice President  Kamala Harris at Donald Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial if it is drawn out, telling Democratic lawmakers: “Be careful what you wish for.”

Graham has repeatedly insisted witnesses should not be called, saying that if this is done by Democrats then Republicans in turn will want to call their own.

This could see the process drawn out for weeks or even months, Graham said previously, adding that in his opinion the proceedings should run as quickly as possible.

Speaking to Sean Hannity on Fox News, he made these same points on Tuesday before turning his comments to Harris.

“If you’re going to pursue this, and you wanna start calling witnesses, and you want to drag this thing out, it would be fair to have Kamala Harris’ tape play where she bailed people out of jail,” he said.

“What more could you do to incite future violence, than to pay the bail of the people who broke up the shops and beat up the cops.

“How’s that not inciting future violence? Be careful what you wish for my Democratic colleagues, be careful what you wish for.”

It is unclear what Graham is specifically referring to when he mentions letting the “tape play.”

However, Harris shared a link to a bail fund last June in the midst of protests, encouraging people to “chip in” to “help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.”

Newsweek has contacted Graham’s office for further comment. The White House has also been contacted for comment on Graham’s remarks.

Graham has repeatedly said he thinks Trump’s Senate trial should only take a few days but the timeframe is dependent on Democrats’ actions.

“If there’s an effort by the Democrats to call a single witness in the United States Senate, they had no record in the House, there will be delay of this trial, there will be a Pandora’s box being opened,” Graham said on Fox previously. “We will want witnesses and this thing will go on for weeks if not months.”

He previously suggested Republicans would “want the FBI to come in” if witnesses are called to outline details of the attack on the Capitol—the event at the center of Trump’s impeachment. “Bring in the FBI” then began to trend on Twitter.

Trump’s representatives released details of his defense for his impeachment trial on Tuesday, which is largely focused on an argument that the Senate does not have the power to take action against him because he is no longer in office.

A previous vote on the constitutionality of the trial indicated it is unlikely enough GOP senators would vote against Trump for him to be convicted.

(Read more at Newsweek)

I don’t know what Graham has, but there are posts in my blog that bring up embarrassing points related to Kamala Harris

Naturally, I recognize that this blog does not contain the full record of all of the world’s happenings. However, if you mine this blog, you will come up with a number of infractions committed by Ms. Harris. From Kamala’s involvement in the Biden Chinese financial scandals to recordings of Kamala saying, “Protesters should not let up” to fundraisers where she raised bail three-time felons, we have the goods (and that is just in this blog). Who knows what Senator Graham might have found out by way of the FBI or other government agency.

House Conservatives will ‘Fight back against radical Left,’ new chairman says

The Daily Signal reports that the largest caucus in Congress has committed to pushing back against the radical left.

JimBanksFighting the radical left will be a top goal of the largest conservative caucus in Congress, the incoming chairman of the Republican Study Committee says.

“Rarely do Republicans fight back,” Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., said Tuesday night in a speech to The Heritage Foundation’s annual President’s Club meeting, held virtually because of the pandemic.

“And that’s what I want to do with Republican Study Committee more than ever over the next couple of years, is to fight back against the radical left,” Banks said. “This Democrat Party … is not the Democrat Party of my dad or my grandma.

The President’s Club meeting featured scholars and experts from the prominent think tank as well as leaders in the conservative movement including Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., in addition to Banks.

Banks, elected unanimously Nov. 19 as chairman of the RSC, said the caucus will work against what he called the “fringe, left-wing, dangerous, radical Democrat Party.” 

One main priority, the Indiana Republican said, will be “continuing the fight to hold China accountable” on issues from national security to COVID-19 to fair trade.

“President [Donald] Trump has made the Republican Party the party of holding China accountable [and] I promise you, the RSC will be in that fight for the two years that I’m the chairman,” Banks said.

Another of the committee’s top priorities, Banks said, is to work to protect the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for most elective abortions. The measure is named for the late Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill., who proposed the amendment first adopted in 1976.

The incoming chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., has said she wants to do away with the Hyde Amendment.

“One of the very first issues that we’re going to fight out of the gate is to protect the Hyde Amendment, [which] is no longer a bipartisan issue,” Banks said.

He noted that two Democratic presidents, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, supported the Hyde Amendment—as did Joe Biden as a Democratic senator from Delaware.

Banks said the RSC also “will be on the front lines protecting strong defense budgets, Trump-era budgets,” and fighting as “Democrats try to try to strip defense spending, our resources, traditional legacy issues, and fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets.”

(Read more at the Daily Signal)

This sounds good

This sounds good, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating. And the proof of the conservative credentials of this group will come to light at the end of this term of Congress.

Representative Mace slams AOC for ‘exaggerating’ Capitol Hill break-in story

The Post Millennial describes how Representative Mace debunked the AOC claim of being attacked during the Capitol breach.

After Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “near death” experience story was debunked, she falsely claimed that it was Trump supporters who planted the bombs that surrounded the Republican and Democratic National Committees headquarters the night before the Capitol Hill riot on Jan. 6.

In fact, the FBI is still searching for suspects in the case.

“This is the latest manipulative take on the right. They are manipulating the fact that most people don’t know the layout the Capitol complex,” Ocasio-Cortez respond to One America News Network’s Jack Posobiec who had called her out for her hyperbolic account.

The Democratic lawmaker at first suggested that she was on the front line, facing the pro-Trump mob in the halls outside her office. However, it was revealed that Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t in the Capitol at the time of the attack on Congress. She was in another building. According to her official website, Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional office is in the Cannon House Office Building (Cannon HOB), which is accessible to the Capitol via tunnel system.

South Carolina-1st District Debate

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) pointed out Tuesday that her office is two doors down from Ocasio-Cortez’s in the same hallway. The Republican congresswoman also noted that “insurrectionists never stormed” the area at any time. She called out the New York representative for her “egregious” testimony publicized on Instagram and maintained through tweets.

“We were all on the Capitol complex,” the young progressive interjected the truth with her narrative, insisting that the attack “wasn’t just on the dome.” That’s when Ocasio-Cortez scrambled to justify her fear, alleging that Trump supporters had planted the bombs that “surrounded our offices too.”

“This is a dangerous lie and @TwitterSafety should remove it,” BLEXIT founder Candace Owners rebutted. “There were absolutely ZERO bombs planted by ‘Trump supporters.’ Pipe bombs were planted outside of both Republican and Democratic Headquarters the night before Trump’s speech—and the FBI has no idea who planted them.”

The FBI had reported via press release that an “unknown individual” placed two pipe bombs on Jan. 5: one at the Republican National Committee headquarter located at 310 First Street Southeast and the other at the Democratic National Committee headquarter located at 430 South Capitol Street Southeast #3.

According to the wanted poster, the suspect donned a face mask, a grey hooded sweatshirt, and yellow, black, and gray Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes. The individual also carried a backpack by hand.

Live videos from the security cameras were published by the Washington Post.

To date, the perpetrator has yet to be identified and apprehended by federal authorities—let alone the culprit’s political affiliation.

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have offered a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the location, arrest, and conviction of the person or group responsible for the planted pipe bombs.

In the meantime, Ocasio-Cortez’s hysterical riot fiction prompted #AlexandriaOcasioSmollett to trend on Twitter. The hashtag referenced the infamous hate crime hoax perpetrated by Empire actor Jussie Smollett in 2019.

(Read more at the Post Millennial)

Rather than responding to Representative Mace, AOC attacks those that found her hypocrisy

Still, the good thing about this is that AOC beat this dead horse so thoroughly that a minimum of ten articles were generated on Red State over this issue:

  1. Watch: Tucker Carlson mocks ‘Vacuous little totalitarian moron’ AOC over her ‘narrowly escaped death’ in Capitol claim (15 January 2021 article)
  2. Ocasio-Cortez humiliates herself after weaponizing Capitol riots again (16 January 2021 article)
  3. Jason Whitlock and Michael Tracey call out AOC’s manipulation of Capitol events (2 February 2021 article)
  4. AOC wasn’t even in the Capitol building during her ‘near death’ experience (3 February 2021 article)
  5. Chef’s Kiss: ‘#AlexandriaOcasioSmollett’ trends on Twitter, and the memes are something else (3 February 2021 article)
  6. AOC responds to RedState story about her not being in Capitol building – with more manipulation (3 February 2021 article)
  7. AOC sends out the flying monkeys to obfuscate from her lies (4 February 2021 article)
  8. AOC is furiously attempting to discredit Rep. Nancy Mace as she disproves AOC’s riot story but she’s failing miserably (4 February 2021 article)
  9. AOC, a sitting member of Congress, weaponized her followers in an attempt to silence a free press (4 February 2021 article)
  10. 2019 AOC quote on being ‘morally right’ vs. ‘factually correct’ resurfaces after Capitol riots story (video) (4 February 2021 article)

Here are some of the tweets that appear at the beginning of all articles:


Alexandria Ocasio-Smollett was trending #1 on 4 February 2021

Until snowflake-in-Congress AOC deployed her flying monkeys, #AlexandriaOcasio-Smollett was trending on Twitter.

The good news is that you don’t fool everyone all the time. Here are a few of the best.



Joe Biden’s America: Back to two standards


A purported investigation into the murder of a Trump supporter

New footage yields more questions regarding the woman shot and killed inside the Capitol building

Townhall reports that new video sequences raise questions about the shooting of Ashli Babbitt.

CapitolArrestsThere are many questions from yesterday. Why was it so easy for demonstrators to storm the Capitol? Was the city prepared? Regardless, the fact is that while Congress was debating certifying the 2020 Electoral College results, senators and representatives had to recess and flee to safety as Trump supporters broke into the building. Guns were drawn inside the House chamber as police barricaded the door to prevent protesters from coming inside. The Senate floor was breached. Inside the building, tear gas was deployed and a rumble between police and protesters broke out in the Rotunda. Also, a woman was shot and killed. The footage is not pleasant. You can watch it here [WARNING: Graphic content].

It clearly shows a police officer shoot the woman who is trying to bust down the door, but as Ben Domenech of The Federalist noted, “This is crazy. There were other cops right behind her.

Was there an attempt at an arrest? I also understand that this is one of those situations where you could potentially be shot by police. We’ll let the investigation begin as there always is with an officer-involved shooting, but I’m sure more questions will be raised before we get any answers. Also, Twitter is not the place to debate or argue this event at all. Dan Cohen of Behind the Headlines had the clip, by the way.

I’m watching “leftists” transform in real time into apologists for police murder.

There are a hundred different ways cops could’ve handled this situation that didn’t involve lethal force. pic.twitter.com/SV9DQzJgCT

— Dan Cohen (@dancohen3000) January 7, 2021

What we do know is that the woman was named Ashli Babbitt, a Trump supporter, and Air Force veteran. She served for 14 years. Her family found out about her death through the news (via NY POST):

The President Trump supporter killed in the Capitol building Wednesday was an Air Force vet from California who tweeted a day earlier how “nothing will stop us” and “the storm is here.”

Ashli Babbitt, who had 14 years in the service and did four tours of duty, was married and lived near San Diego, her husband Aaron told KUSI-TV.

“I’m numb. I’m devastated. Nobody from DC notified my son and we found out on TV,” the husband’s mother, Robin Babbitt, told The Post, saying of her daughter-in-law, “She is a Trump supporter.”

Everything is “pretty surreal,” added Aaron’s brother, Justin. “It’s hard, because we haven’t been officially notified.”

(Read more at Townhall)

Not only were there cops right behind her, there was an Antifa/BLM leader directly behind her (and he was released)

Yes. Not only were police behind her, the Antifa/BLM agitator was behind her (and was later released — refer to the response to the NewsMax article).

DOJ to “investigate” Capitol shooting death of Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt

NewsMax claims that the Department of Justice will “investigate” the shooting death of Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt even though the Antifa/BLM agitator behind her was released.


ashli-babbittThe Department of Justice is opening an investigation into the death of Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, 35, who was shot in the chest by a Capitol Police officer during Wednesday’s riot at the Capitol while trying to climb through a window and enter the House chambers.

Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin told CBS News that his office has opened a formal investigation into whether excessive force came into play in relation to Babbitt’s death, senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge reported through Twitter.

The office’s civil rights division will be the lead prosecutors for the case, which is also under investigation by the FBI and the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, Herridge also reported.

Sherwin’s office has also opened a homicide investigation into the death of Capitol Hill Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died of injuries Thursday night from the injuries he sustained while responding to the riots and engaging physically with attackers during the melee, reports CNN, quoting a statement from the Capitol Police.

Sicknick joined the department in July 2008 and had most recently served in the department’s First Responders Unit.

Babbitt, a California native, had served for 14 years in the Air Force. According to a friend and fellow veteran, she was an avid supporter of President Donald Trump and flew across the country to be at the president’s massive rally on Wednesday, reports The New York Post. Babbitt also live-streamed a part of the march from the rally to the Capitol.

(Read more at NewsMax)

Whatever they do, it probably will not be justice

More than likely they will prosecute any of the crowd who have not paid their Democrat party dues, wait a few weeks, and then release the rest (as they already have with John Sullivan). Of course, like most stories that would benefit the conservative side, this story will be buried by the press.

On civility between the parties

House may wait until after Biden’s first 100 days to send impeachment articles against Trump to Senate

The Hill parrots James Clyburn in his claim that the House will forward articles of impeachment after Biden’s first 100 days.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) suggested Sunday that the Democratic House may wait until after President-elect Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office to send the Senate articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper if he thought impeachment proceedings would take time away from confirming Biden’s Cabinet, Clyburn responded, “Yes, I do have concerns. And so does Speaker Pelosi.”

“Mitch McConnell is a pretty good legislator. And he’s doing what he thinks he needs to do to be disruptive of President Biden. But I would say to Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi is smarter than that,” added the No. 3 House Democrat, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

“We will take the vote that we should take in the House. And [Pelosi] will make the determination as to when is the best time to get that vote and get the managers appointed and move that legislation over to the Senate,” Clyburn added.

“[L]et’s give president-elect Biden the 100 days he needs to get his agenda off and running,” Clyburn added. “And maybe we will send the articles some time after that.”

Clyburn went on to say he expected the House to have its final articles of impeachment sometime Monday and take floor action on them by Tuesday or Wednesday. While Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) has written a single article for incitement to insurrection in relation to last week’s deadly Capitol riots, Clyburn said House leaders are also exploring articles relating to the president pressuring Georgia officials to change election results.

(Read more at The Hill)

So, unless the Democrats change the rules again (as they did with the nuclear option) this will do nothing

Unless the the turncoat Republicans (aka Mitch McConnell, Dan Crenshaw, Michael McCaul, …) are willing to further motivate conservatives to start preparing for the next election, then the Democrats will either have to change the rules again or settle for having this second again impeachment do nothing.

On the other hand, Biden says he wants us to “unite”

Nothing says unite like prosecuting an impeachment for free speech (where President Trump told his followers to march peacefully).

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer calls for “unity” and “healing” before trolling Secretary DeVos

Townhall points out how Governor Whitmer made a call for unity and then followed that by trolling Education Secretary DeVos.

WhitmerIn the wake of violence at the United States Capitol carried out by supporters of President Trump, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) joined calls for unity and a peaceful transition of presidential power in a joint statement with former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R-MI).

“What is unfolding today in our nation’s capital is truly appalling. Violence, vandalism, and insurrection have no place in this great country of ours. We are a nation of laws, not mobs,” Whitmer wrote. “Now is the time to put this election behind us once and for all. We must unify as one nation to defeat our real enemy, which is the pandemic that has taken far too many of our friends, neighbors, and loved ones.”

Just one day after calling for bipartisan unity, however, Whitmer took to Twitter to troll outgoing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Republicans in Michigan blasted Whitmer for lack of leadership:


(Read more at Townhall)

This is not the first instance of hypocrisy with Whitmer

Of course, there was Memorial Day 2020 where Ms. Whitmer ordered everyone in Michigan to self quarantine; however, she dressed down a marina owner for not releasing the Whitmer family boat.

Then there was the time Ms. Whitmer told the people of her state not to travel to their summer homes, but her vehicles were seen in front of her summer home.

WhitmerDistancing

Definitions of essential and non-essential from liberal and conservative perspectives


Conservative definitions of essential

  1. If abortion is a ‘choice,’ it’s non-essential – right?

OneNewsNow uses a 3 April 2020 article to discuss the concepts surrounding abortion and “essential.”

MississippiA prominent pro-family group based in Mississippi is urging the state’s governor to bring a halt to abortions in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state has called for all “elective medical procedures and non-essential medical visits” to be postponed.

According to a statewide health alert issued on March 19 by State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs:

“The following measures must be taken: Physicians, hospitals and medical centers must defer elective surgical and diagnostic procedures until COVID-19 spread has been diminished and the supply of protective medical equipment is restored …. [Also] Dentists must delay non-emergency or routine dental procedures.”

Walker Wildmon, vice president of operations for American Family Association, tells OneNewsNow that the order is pretty simple to understand.

“Any business that doesn’t have to do with groceries, pharmacies, and hospitals and a few others are being closed, including dentists’ offices,” he reiterates. “They’re being closed across the state of Mississippi to save Personal Protective Equipment.”

PPE includes supplies like surgical masks, gloves, and gowns – and the statewide directive redirects those supplies to healthcare workers during the coronavirus crisis.

But AFA is bringing to the attention of its supporters – and pro-life supporters in general – the fact that at least one type of elective surgery continues unabated in the Magnolia State.

“The governor’s office hasn’t taken any official action to close down the one abortion clinic in the state, in Jackson,” Wildmon notes, “despite the fact that other non-essential and what is called an elective procedure, all other places virtually have been shut down. We need Governor Tate Reeves to step up to the plate and close the doors of this abortion facility.”

When asked what directive the state had issued in relation to Jackson Women’s Health (the abortion clinic) and what he would do to enforce Dobbs’ directive, Republican Governor Tate Reeves (pictured above) replied: “[The abortion clinic] should be following the guidelines as offered by the state department of health, and if they are not, then I would be prepared to take additional action to make sure they do so.”

In an Action Alert issued on Thursday, AFA urges Mississippians to contact Governor Reeves and Dr. Dobbs to follow the examples of executive orders issued by at least three other governors – those of Indiana, Ohio, and Texas.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

Hopefully, the governor of Mississippi will come to match the work of Texas’ governor

Hopefully, the great state of Mississippi will match its conservative past. However, this depends on the conservative citizens of Mississippi.

  1. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defends deeming churches ‘essential’

Breitbart reports in a 2 April 2020 article on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis having defended his calling churches an “essential” service.

FloridaGovRonDeSantisFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) defended deeming churches as “essential” in his stay-at-home order, telling reporters during Thursday’s press conference that the government does not have the authority to close a church and adding that they play an important role, particularly “in times like this.”

DeSantis formally issued a stay-at-home order on Wednesday after days of mounting pressure. The order is designed to “limit their [Floridians’] movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.” Essential activities include picking up groceries, going to doctor appointments, and, notably, attending “religious services conducted in churches, synagogues and houses of worship.”

DeSantis defended his decision to consider religious services as essential during Thursday’s press conference and stated that he spoke with churches and synagogues “very early on” and asked that they hold their services in a way “that is going to be conducive to this overall mission.”

He said:

One, I don’t think the government has the authority to close a church. I’m certainly not going to do that. At the same time, we got with the churches and synagogues very early and said in times like this, what you guys are doing, I think, is even more important. But we ask that you do it in a way that is going to be conducive to this overall mission. And I would say almost all of them 100 percent agree. Some have gone virtual. Some have had people, but they’ve been spread out far enough.

“I mean you guys are spread out, you know, here in this press conference. There’s no reason why you couldn’t do a church service with people ten feet apart,” DeSantis noted. “So we definitely asked them to absolutely abide by the social distancing guidelines.”

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Just as I agree with Texas Governor Abbott, I equally agree with Florida’s governor

On this account, I agree with both Texas Governor Abbott and Florida Governor DeSantis in that the church is essential and has always been such.

  1. Texas Governor Abbott: Church an ‘essential service,’ Practice social distancing

Breitbart quotes Texas Governor Abbott’s words in an 1 April 2020 article regarding his support of the freedom of religion.

AbbottFreedomOfReligionTexas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed an executive order that makes churches an “essential service,” as protocols are being put in place across the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abbott included language to encourage online worship services and told church leaders and parishioners to practice “social distancing” to prevent the spread of the virus if they do gather for services.

Abbott said in an interview reported on by Click2Houston:

I’m unaware of a church that would want its constituents, its parishioners, to be exposed to COVID-19, and I think there’s enough public information right now for them to be aware of the practices that are needed to make sure that their members don’t contract COVID-19,

Click2Houston reported on a press conference Abbott held:

There has been controversy, particularly in the Houston area, over church closures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Pastors are in court challenging a stay-at-home order that Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced a week ago that restricts churches to online-only services.

To that end, Abbott’s latest executive order supersedes “any conflicting order issued by local officials.”

At the news conference, Abbott said local officials can still issue more stringent restrictions than the statewide standard as long as they do not conflict with that standard.

Law360.com also reported on the legal battle over church services:

The executive order — which also extends school closures statewide through May 4 — comes one day after Fox News guest commentator Dr. Steven Hotze and three Houston pastors asked the Texas Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional a March 24 order from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo barring in-person religious services.

“The circumstances presented by coronavirus do not excuse unlawful government infringements upon freedom,” Hotze argued in the emergency petition for writ of mandamus filed with the state’s high court on Monday. “Urgent First and Second Amendment issues of immense statewide significance, arising from the largest county in Texas and affecting residents throughout the Lonestar State, are presented here.”

“If religious services cannot be conducted from home or through remote services, they should be conducted consistent with the guidelines from the president and the [Centers for Disease Control] by practicing good hygiene, environmental cleanliness, and sanitation, and by implementing social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” the order reads.

Jared Woodfill of Woodfill Law Firm PC, which represents Hotze and the pastors, told Law360 on Tuesday that the ball is now in Hildalgo’s court.

(Read more at Breitbart)

While my church has chosen to hold exclusively online services, I respect the rights of others as they feel called

However, those pastors that choose to hold in-person meetings need to search their hearts and find whether they follow the call of God or the contrarian call to stand against who would stop our meetings.

  1. Trump administration names gun makers, retailers essential businesses nationwide

Breitbart reports in a 28 March 2020 article that the Trump administration has set gun dealers and retailers as essential businesses naitonwide.

President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security released updated guidelines naming gun manufacturers and retailers as essential on Saturday, which means they are to stay open and operational nationwide during a Chinese coronavirus shutdown.

The DHS guidelines list as essential:

  • Workers supporting the manufacturing of safety equipment and uniforms for law enforcement, public safety personnel, and first responders.
  • Workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges.

The Second Amendment Foundation’s Alan Gottlieb commented on the DHS declaration, saying, “Every freedom loving American owes President Trump and his administration a very big thank you for protecting our Second Amendment Rights. This is another Trump promise made and promise kept.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Additionally, I thank God for leaders who protect our Second Amendment rights

I thank God for those leaders who protect our Second Amendment rights, because getting lost rights will require significant additional sacrifice.

  1. New Hampshire designates firearm & ammunition industry ‘essential’

The Daily Caller points out through a 27 March 2020 article how New Hampshire has designated firearms and ammunition manufacturing an “essential” industry.

Chris Sununu, Governor of New HampshireGov. Chris Sununu recently signed Emergency Order #17 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The emergency order deems certain businesses “Essential Businesses” and allows them to continue operations. The National Shooting Sports Foundation® is pleased to report that “firearm and ammunition manufacturers and retailers” were included in the list of “Essential Businesses.” The order also includes “suppliers and distributors.”

NSSF thanks Gov. Sununu for labeling firearm and ammunition manufacturers and retailers essential services, allowing local law enforcement and individuals to continue to obtain necessary firearms, ammunition, accessories and safety-related items. During times of emergency, self-protection and protection of loved ones is vital.

(Read more at Daily Caller)

Likewise, I agree that the firearms and ammunition industries are essential

Surely, without these industries, our Second Amendment would soon be worthless. That is likely why the Obama administration worked to set the banking industry against these two industries and, thereby, eliminate firearms manufacturers and the ammunition industry.

  1. Northern California gun store refuses ‘non-essential’ labeling, keeps doors open

Breitbart provides a 19 March 2020 article on a gun shop that rejected the liberal labelling of itself as “non-essential” and kept its doors open.

GunStoreThe Castro Valley, California, Solar Tactical gun store is refusing to be labeled non-essential and is keeping its doors open even though “shelter in place” orders have been given.

KCRA 3 reports that Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelley indicated the sheriff’s office is going to “play nice” for now but will follow with a posted “notice to close” if the gun store owners to do close up on their own.

Solar Tactical used a Facebook post to protest the Alameda County Sheriff Office’s efforts to lump them in with non-essential businesses, pointing to how “essential” the Second Amendment is to the constitution and American life.

Solar Tactical posted:

(Read more at Breitbart)

Here, we see the importance of the willful participation of each player

Without the will to fight from this gun shop, a number of citizens would have lost a portion of their second amendment rights.

  1. US-Canada border closing temporarily to nonessential travel

The Associated Press reports in an 18 March 2020 article that the United States and Canada have closed their borders to “non-essential” travel.

The United States and Canada have agreed to temporarily close their shared border to nonessential travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, and his administration is considering turning back all people who cross illegally from Mexico into the U.S., two administration officials said.

TrumpTrudeauTrump tweeted that the restrictions on the Canadian border will not affect the flow of trade between the countries, which are eager to maintain their vital economic relationship. Canada relies on the U.S. for 75% of its exports and about 18% of American exports go to Canada.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said travelers will no longer be able permitted to cross the border for recreation or tourism, but that essential travel will continue.

“It is critical that we preserve supply chains between both countries,” Trudeau said. “These supply chains ensure that food, fuel and life saving medicines reach people on both sides of the border.”

Trudeau made his comments in front of his residence where he is self -isolating after his wife tested positive for the virus.

(Read more at this AP article)

Hopefully, full traffic can be restored sometime soon

Sometime soon, hopefully we can all be back to work. All of us doing the things that we would do to make a living and then make that living worth it.

  1. Amazon stops shipments of ‘non-essential’ items

Breitbart provides a 17 March 2020 article on how Amazon stopped shipment of products it deemed to be “non-essential.”

Amazon announced it will suspend stocking non-essential items at distribution centers to focus on “high-demand” critical items. The suspension is slated to last until April 5.

In a memo obtained by Breitbart News, Amazon announced it is “temporarily prioritizing household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products coming into our fulfillment centers so that we can more quickly receive, restock, and deliver these products to customers.”

Amazon will now focus on delivering products in the following categories:

  • baby products;
  • health and household (including personal-care appliances);
  • beauty and personal care;
  • industrial and scientific, and
  • pet supplies.

“For products other than these, we have temporarily disabled shipment creation,” the Amazon memo continues. “We are taking a similar approach with retail vendors.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

As a private company, Amazon has a right (and, with current conditions, a responsibility) to order itself

Therefore, I support Amazon in this move. I also look forward to the day when toys and other frivolous things ship over their lanes.

Liberal definitions of essential

  1. World Health Organization: Abortion is ‘essential’ during Coronavirus pandemic

The Daily Caller provides proof through a 4 April 2020 article that the WHO values death over life.

Abortion is considered an essential service during the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said in a statement Saturday.

The WHO said in its statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation that “services related to reproductive health are considered to be part of essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak.”

“Women’s choices and rights to sexual and reproductive health care should be respected, irrespective of whether or not she has a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection,” WHO said in the statement.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Then again, referring back to the logic of the first article in this post, how can something be essential when it is a choice?

If life totally depended upon abortion and there were no other option, it would be essential. However, like the decayed tooth that I can put off for several weeks or the plastic surgery that may be delayed for a time, abortion does not fall within the realm of essential.

  1. These states say abortions are essential during the coronavirus crisis

The Daily Caller reports in a 2 April 2020 article on the states that have deemed abortion to be an essential service.

As states ban non-essential medical procedures to preserve personal protective equipment, some states are declaring that abortions are essential.

Health departments under Republican governors in Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Indiana and Iowa as well as the governor of Mississippi declared abortions non-essential and banned these procedures to preserve PPE for fighting coronavirus. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) responded to these abortions bans with an assortment of lawsuits, in coordination with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and abortion providers in each of these states.

Meanwhile, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, New Jersey, Illinois, Oregon, Hawaii and Virginia — all states that have banned elective medical procedures — deemed abortions essential during the outbreak.

As states ban non-essential medical procedures to preserve personal protective equipment, some states are declaring that abortions are essential.

Health departments under Republican governors in Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Indiana and Iowa as well as the governor of Mississippi declared abortions non-essential and banned these procedures to preserve PPE for fighting coronavirus. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) responded to these abortions bans with an assortment of lawsuits, in coordination with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and abortion providers in each of these states.

Meanwhile, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, New Jersey, Illinois, Oregon, Hawaii and Virginia — all states that have banned elective medical procedures — deemed abortions essential during the outbreak.

(Read the full list at the Daily Caller)

I cannot defend the decision of the leaders of these states

Because our Declaration of Independence introduces the citizens’ rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, I cannot stray far from that. Therefore, any argument for abortion falls flat with me, because I first have to deal with the high hurdle of the right to life.

  1. Bloomberg’s group to Governors: ‘Ignore’ Trump’s ‘essential’ label for gun stores

Breitbart uses a 1 April 2020 article to point out how Bloomberg’s anti-gun group “Moms Demand Action” called on governors to ignore the President.

Michael Bloomberg’s gun control groups Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety are urging governors around the country to ignore the Donald Trump administration’s labeling of gun stores as “essential” business.

On March 28, 2020, Breitbart News reported that Trump’s Department of Homeland Security issued new guidelines highlighting those businesses that are essential and “critical” during a coronavirus shutdown. Firearm retailers and manufacturers were listed as essential, and the Bloomberg gun control groups are trying to convince governors that it is okay to ignore these guidelines.

A post on the Everytown/Moms Demand Action website quotes Moms Demands Action’s Shannon Watts saying, “The gun lobby has fear-mongered to stoke gun sales throughout this pandemic, pedaling the lie that more guns make us safer. The Trump administration just gave that myth its seal of approval, proving once again that President Trump cares more about lining gun dealers’ pockets than saving American lives.”

The post stresses that the Trump Administration guidelines are “advisory” and should “not…be considered, a federal directive or standard.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

How about we just ignore Bloomberg and other Democrats we don’t like?

I would be fine with ignoring Bloomberg, Pelosi, Nadler, and a handful of other Democrats (especially the un-elected ones).

  1. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo orders all non-essential business workers to stay home

Breitbart quotes Governor Cuomo in a 20 March 2020 article as he tried to limit the spread of the virus.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Friday directed non-essential businesses to keep all of their employees at home as the number of Chinese coronavirus cases continues to swell in the state.

“When I talk about the most drastic action we can take, this is the most drastic action we can take,” Cuomo told reporters at a press conference in Albany.

“These actions will cause disruption, they will cause businesses to close,” he added. “We’re all in quarantine now. We’re all in various levels of quarantine and it’s hard.”

The move comes as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has repeatedly asked Cuomo to invoke a shelter-in-place order for his city — a request the governor has denied.

“It is not a shelter in place order,” Cuomo clarified of his order. “Shelter in place is used currently for an active shooter or a school shooter.”

As of Thursday, New York City has confirmed 3,954 coronavirus cases and 26 deaths.

“We’re seeing an explosion of cases here in New York City,” De Blasio said at a press conference Thursday. “This number is, nonetheless, very, very painful.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

I would be more than happy to deem certain politicians non-essential

Starting with Governor Cuomo (who invested 90 million of New York funds in a failed solar panel company and other projects rather than buying ventilators), we could deem many non-essential.