Just when you thought it could not get weirder


Democrat idiocy hits Houston (big time)

For the first time, Harris County taxpayers fund full-time security protection for Lina Hidalgo

Houston Fox affiliate KRIV documented in a 24 August 2021 article how Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo lashed out when confronted over charges to the county for her own personal protection.

For the first time in Harris County history, local taxpayers are funding full-time security protection for the County Judge.

That public revelation from Judge Lina Hidalgo herself after Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey asked for details regarding a proposed fund transfer to pay for that security.

Hidalgo says the protection is necessary because she and her staff have been threatened.

The Judge lashed out at Ramsey for drawing attention to the issue.

“It is inappropriate to politicize this, putting an item on the agenda in the way of security for the County Judge, the Judge of your County and just so happens to be a woman when you well know the threats I receive,” said Hidalgo.

(Read more on the point on which KRIV attempted to get responses)

Hidalgo needs to have this highlighted so that her challenger can use it against her

Since Lockdown Lina was all too happy to strip funds from the Harris County Constables and has stood with the social justice judges who released felons on low-bond or no-bond bails, she has joined the chorus of Democrats who encourage lawlessness for the population, but want protection for themselves.

Way-back machine: Lockdown Lina diverted money from Harris County Constables

Houston Fox affiliate KRIV reported in a 3 July 2021 article that the Democrat majority of the Harris County Commissioners Court chose to strip savings from the County Constables.

Note: This post was originally published on 13 July at this blog.

ConstableFundingDecisionWidely perceived in Greater Houston as the “essential grassroots” of neighborhood safety, Harris County Constables this week sustained a substantial financial setback at the direction of Judge Lina Hidalgo and the Democratic Majority on Commissioners Court.

“We cannot afford to have these savings accounts. We can’t. We have to spend the money tackling the rise in violent crime,” said Hidalgo.

At the tail-end of a marathon meeting of the court which pushed past 2 am, Hidalgo and allies stripped Constables of an estimated $20 million dollars in so-called “rollover funds” – essentially each Precinct yearly “savings account.”

Constables claimed their “Rainy Day” surplus is critical to plugging unanticipated holes in staffing and other public safety expense.

“The reality to me is I had $52 million last year at this time and at this time this year, I have $44 million dollars,” said Ted Heap, Harris County Constable Precinct 5.

“I hope we can resolve this issue because I don’t want to lay any people off,” added Sherman Eagleton, Harris Count Constable Precinct 3.

While Hidalgo and allies pledged that the millions clawed back from Constables will be re-directed to different avenues of crime-fighting, others in the community and state government viewed the budget maneuver as “defunding” local police.

“Oh it’s clearly defunding the Police and not only that, when you see that the Legislature outlawed that and they are sneaking it in before the time it takes place, how outrageous can you get?” said Larry Lipton, a longtime neighborhood activist.

(Read more at KRIV)

Lina follows the national Democrat socialists, never mind the crime wave

Lina Hidalgo throws the well being of the citizens out of the window when it comes to supporting the party line. Lina Hidalgo will support the defunding of the police (as the national Democrat socialists like AOC, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden want). Never mind that:

A $11 million Harris County COVID-19 contract going to a Democrat operative draws scrutiny and concern

Houston Fox affiliate KRIV documented in a 17 August 2021 article how Harris County Democrats directed $11 million to a Democrat operative who is supposed to convince people to get the COVID-19 jab.

Within a Harris County administration that touts so-called “Best Practices” on a near-constant basis, the recent delivery of an $11 million public outreach contract for “Targeted Community Vaccine Delivery” is drawing both scrutiny and concern.

That’s because the winning bid belonged to “Elevate Strategies LLC” – until recently, a one-woman operation that’s been in existence barely two years and headquartered at a residential apartment complex in Montrose.

More on that later.

At the August 10 meeting of Commissioners Court, Precinct 4’s Jack Cagle asked who exactly was on the committee which chose a vendor with both sparse resources and limited health care communication experience.

“There was three individuals from the County Judge’s Office and there were two or three individuals from the Public Health Group, ” said DeWight Dopslauf, Harris County Purchasing Agent.

Translation – all the “deciders” on this $11 million contract answered directly to County Judge Lina Hidalgo with no input on the panel from any Commissioners.

(Read more at KRIV)

To the credit of Cactus Cagle, at least he contested this contract

As outlined in a 24 August 2021 Houston Chronicle article, Cactus Jack Cagle sparred with Lockdown Lina Hidalgo over the creation of this give-away $11 million project for a Democrat operative.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Tuesday accused Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle of lying about an $11 million contract to conduct vaccine outreach, an accusation that spurred the ugliest public exchange since the pair began serving together and transformed a typically routine session into a forum for personal attacks.

By the time the spat ended, each had accused the other of unethical behavior: Hidalgo, a first-term Democrat, claimed Cagle was fomenting conspiracy theories that led to threats against her while the Republican said her administration was not being transparent.

Democrats have held a 3-2 majority on Commissioners Court since 2019, and the group has been divided over how to handle the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, the biweekly meetings had a veneer of collegiality even as Hidalgo has been outspoken in advocating for a more aggressive response than Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, drawing praise from public health experts but often scathing attacks from the right.

Tuesday’s back and forth left little doubt about how the two factions feel about one another: Hidalgo believes the two Republican commissioners sow distrust in the county’s COVID-19 pandemic response by feigning an interest in open government. They believe she deflects legitimate questions as politically motivated and lumps all criticism in with racist and sexist comments made by radio hosts and online commentators.

The tinderbox Tuesday evening was the $11 million vaccine outreach contract that the court awarded in July to Elevate Strategies after a bidding competition. The Houston firm is run by Felicity Pereyra, whom Cagle noted also ran the 2015 Houston mayoral campaign of Democrat Adrian Garcia, the current Precinct 2 commissioner. Pereyra, who previously helped Harris County with census outreach, also assisted Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and other liberal causes.

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

With the failure that Biden created in Afghanistan (including 12 American deaths)

Biden wants accolades for the job he is doing in Afghanistan

Breitbart reported in a 25 August 2021 article how Joe Biden wanted applause for his Afghanistan evacuation (despite the fact he created the disaster).

The White House sought congratulations this week for a deadly Afghanistan evacuation they told Americans would not be necessary and which nobody can verify.

The Biden administration, focusing on the specifics of the chaotic evacuation effort that encompasses flying thousands of evacuees out of the country on short notice, is framing the operation as “over performing” historic standards and “defying expectations.”

The White House even compared the evacuation to the Berlin airlift post-World War II.

“We are moving thousands of people every day out of Afghanistan and to safety, in what is one of the biggest airlifts in world history,” an enthused administration official told reporters Tuesday.

For Biden’s apologists, “the evacuation resembles a truly concrete achievement, and underscores a new reality that deserves broader recognition: after taking heaps of criticism over the collapse of Kabul, the president now has a success story to tell,” Politico reported.

Biden’s Chief of Staff Ron Klein has tweeted evacuation numbers nearly every day this week, ignoring the policies that drove the country to collapse, even as thousands of Americans and other potential evacuees remain stranded.

(Read more at Breitbart)

From the cartoonish to the cartoons

Biden flavor of the month

BidenFlavorOfTheMonth

Biden in the back

BidenInTheBack

Biden takes dictation

BidenTakingDictation

Biden’s Taliban hop

BidenTalibanHop

Big train wreck

BidenTrainWreck

Bigger mop

BiggerMop

Election Steal 2, the movie

ElectionSteal2

Falling U.S. credibility

FallingUSCredibility

Joe’s back (less the wide yellow stripe)

Joe'sBack(LessTheYellowStripe)

Lipstick on a Democrat Hog

LipstickOnADemocratHog

Not needed by Biden

NotNeededByBiden

One total evacuation

OneTotalEvacuation

Peace in our time

PeaceInOurTime

Stranded (if it were only true)

Stranded

Subject of “Security”

SubjectOfSecurity

The “chosen one”

The-Chosen-One

The 25th

TwentyFifth

Weak President

WeakPresident

Wheel of headlines

WheelOfHeadlines

 

Democrats double down on failure (part deux)


Houston Democrats follow their overlords

Lina Hidalgo defunds County constables

An outcry is growing against what some deem a funding cut for Harris County Constables

Houston Fox affiliate KRIV reported in a 3 July 2021 article that the Democrat majority of the Harris County Commissioners Court chose to strip savings from the County Constables.

ConstableFundingDecisionWidely perceived in Greater Houston as the “essential grassroots” of neighborhood safety, Harris County Constables this week sustained a substantial financial setback at the direction of Judge Lina Hidalgo and the Democratic Majority on Commissioners Court.

“We cannot afford to have these savings accounts. We can’t. We have to spend the money tackling the rise in violent crime,” said Hidalgo.

At the tail-end of a marathon meeting of the court which pushed past 2 am, Hidalgo and allies stripped Constables of an estimated $20 million dollars in so-called “rollover funds” – essentially each Precinct yearly “savings account.”

Constables claimed their “Rainy Day” surplus is critical to plugging unanticipated holes in staffing and other public safety expense.

“The reality to me is I had $52 million last year at this time and at this time this year, I have $44 million dollars,” said Ted Heap, Harris County Constable Precinct 5.

“I hope we can resolve this issue because I don’t want to lay any people off,” added Sherman Eagleton, Harris Count Constable Precinct 3.

While Hidalgo and allies pledged that the millions clawed back from Constables will be re-directed to different avenues of crime-fighting, others in the community and state government viewed the budget maneuver as “defunding” local police.

“Oh it’s clearly defunding the Police and not only that, when you see that the Legislature outlawed that and they are sneaking it in before the time it takes place, how outrageous can you get?” said Larry Lipton, a longtime neighborhood activist.

(Read more at KRIV)

Lina follows the national Democrat socialists, never mind the crime wave

Lina Hidalgo throws the well being of the citizens out of the window when it comes to supporting the party line. Lina Hidalgo will support the defunding of the police (as the national Democrat socialists like AOC, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden want). Never mind that:

You would not know Lina had ever failed had you only read local main stream media

You would know that Lina had never succeeded had you lived under her thumb

It is almost comical how the record presented by the press stands opposite to reality. As a prime example, should any reading person look up Lina Hidalgo, they would think that this inexperienced woman might be the Democrat sainted equivalent of Einstein.

However, for those who live under her sway know that she has done nothing but fail.

Even some local main stream media outlets have hinted at her incompetence. For example, the best the liberal pundits at the Houston Comical Chronicle could muster in a 2020 article about her pandemic performance was (emphasis mine):

In her short tenure, the county has endured a tropical storm, massive chemical fire, several plant explosions, gasoline spill in the Houston Ship Channel and several localized floods. The emergency operations center has been activated for 11 disasters.

Hidalgo navigated those incidents without major missteps and worked with commissioners to make investments so the county was better prepared for future emergencies.

(continued)

Somehow, I think that you might get another opinion from the people who suffered due to the County’s decision to:

Additionally, there might be complaints from those of us who:

 

Lina Hidalgo silent on the plight of Latinas at a facility shut down in Houston


Houston facility for migrant girls 13-17 abruptly shuttered amid crowding concerns and employee death

Fox News reports on the closure of a facility in Houston for illegal alien women that was abruptly shut down after an employee died.

About 450 unaccompanied migrant girls, ages 13 to 17, were abruptly moved out of a U.S. housing facility in Houston on Saturday — less than three weeks after it opened.

Authorities have been mostly tight-lipped about the closure, reports say — but an advocate for immigrants claims it was because of some type of incident there Friday night.

Ambulances and law enforcement vehicles were seen Friday night outside the facility, which is located near Bush Intercontinental Airport, the advocate told The Associated Press, citing information he said he received from an employee of the group he leads.

“There seemed to be a lot of confusion as to what was happening,” Cesar Espinosa, director of advocacy group FIEL Houston, told the AP, relaying the information from the employee about Friday night. “The people that were there looked like they were in a sad stance, kind of with their head down and seemed like they were wiping tears away.”

The Houston Chronicle reported Saturday that the closure followed its reporting about crowding at the facility — and that an adult staffer from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had died there Friday night in an incident that was unrelated to the transfer of the girls.

The girls at the Houston facility had been there since April 1. The site was called an Emergency Intake Site for Unaccompanied Children and was being operated by the National Association of Christian Churches (NACC), according to the AP.

(Read more about the stealthy way the matter was handled at Fox News)

Even though COVID numbers have been declining in Harris County, Lina Hidalgo has refused to remove us from Code Red. Is this why?

idiotinamaskAt a time that COVID numbers have been declining, Lina Hidalgo has refused to remove Harris County from her Code Red health warning. Is this the reason why she refuses? Does she know that Joe Biden’s importation of COVID-positive illegal aliens will cause a new surge among Americans?

Was this a plan among Democrats (to spread a new wave of COVID-infection terror across the nation) since they put the illegal alien facility near the biggest airport in Houston (Bush Intercontinental Airport)?

If not, why hasn’t she been actively promoting the plight of her fellow Latinas?

Lina Hidalgo 2018 endorsements


Since the largest part of my most recent posts that have garnered opinion have centered on Lina Hidalgo, I have compiled a list of endorsements to that neophyte.

If there is any doubt that this woman is a socialist, just look at the support from Julian Castro, Bernie Sanders, and politicians like them.

Lina Hidalgo was endorsed in 2018 by:

1. Annie’s List (for her socialist views). This support is reflected by this quote from their website:

Lina has dedicated hundreds of hours to our County’s most vulnerable communities — from her time at the Texas Civil Rights Project to serving as a Spanish-English medical interpreter at the Texas Medical Center and supporting immigrants in search of lost loved ones.

3. Battleground Texas may have endorsed Lina outside of its Facebook page, but I could not find it. Nonetheless, Lina listed their logo as one of the donors to her campaign.
4. CWA Local 6222 may have endorsed Lina in print or personally, but I could not find it. Nonetheless, Lina listed their logo as one of the donors to her campaign.
5. Emily’s List (for her support of abortion). This support is reflected by this quote from their website:

These endorsements are in addition to five previously endorsed EMILY’s List candidates – Lina Hidalgo (Harris County Judge), Beverly Powell (SD-10), Terry Meza (HD-105), Representative Victoria Neave (HD-107) and Julie Johnson (HD-115) – who also advanced to the general election.

6. The Houston GLBT political caucus (as reported by a 4 August 2018 Houston Chronicle article)

Houston GLBT Political Caucus members spent Saturday deciding which candidate to throw their weight behind in the upcoming general elections.

In one of the most discussed races at the event at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, caucus members endorsed Democratic candidate Lina Hildalgo for Harris County judge over Republican incumbent Ed Emmett.

“I’m trying to think of who is going to be the person most impactful and more helpful toward all communities rather than just majority communities, ” said screening committee Chair Brandon Mack. “And in terms someone having actual discussion and seeing them in the community and actually addressing those issues, I saw more of that with respect from Lina than I did from the county judge.”

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

7. Latino Democratic PAC posted at their Facebook page on 8 July 2018

The Latino Democratic PAC is proud to provide a contribution to support Lina Hidalgo for Harris County Judge. #turntexasblue

8. The Latino Victory PAC (Julian Castro PAC) lists Lina Hidalgo’s picture on their 2018 Successes web page. Other than that, I can find no recorded endorsement.
9. MoveOn may have endorsed Lina Hidalgo; however, their site currently only contains endorsements for current candidates and for ResistWin marches, JusticeForFloyd marches, and impeachment rallies.
10. Opportunity First PAC is reported by DemocracyInAction to have endorsed Lina Hidalgo by a single line that says:

Lina Hidalgo – TX-Harris County Judge

11. Our Revolution (Bernie Sanders PAC) lists Lina Hidalgo as at their Harris County Chapter Facebook page with a single line:

Lina Hidalgo, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo for Harris County Judge

12. Planned Parenthood Texas Votes PAC seems to keep nothing online beyond a twitter page that has lost its archives to 2018 and a continual begging for money. Nonetheless, Lina listed them on her web site as having endorsed her.
13. Promesa PAC mentioned Lina Hidalgo in a Facebook post on judicial candidates uploaded on 30 July 2018. Additionally, like all organizations on this list, they are listed on Lina Hidalgo’s web site as an endorser.
14. Run For Something lists Lina Hidalgo as one of the candidates supported in 2018. At her page, they begin:

Lina Hidalgo was raised in an immigrant family and had the opportunity to attend some of the nation’s greatest universities; to work as an advocate and researcher on criminal justice reform; to serve as a medical interpreter; and to promote transparency and accountability internationally.

15. SEIU is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign.
16. Southwest Laborers District Council is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign.
17. Texas Organizing Project is reported by the Houston Chronicle to have contributed to Lina Hidalgo:

Lina Hidalgo, the Democratic candidate for county judge, raised $219,220 over the same period, though nearly two-thirds was an in-kind contribution from the Texas Organizing Project PAC for field work and consulting. She reported just more than $3,000 in advertising expenses. (Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

18. The Texas Working Families Party supports Lina for her socialist views, as reflected by the following quote from their website:

Texas Working Families Party is endorsing Lina Hidalgo in her campaign for Harris County Judge. In Democratic-leaning Harris County, Hidalgo had a strong showing in the Democratic primary where she garnered almost 10,000 more votes than the 10-year incumbent Republican Ed Emmett.

19. The Arena provides the following words along with a video of Lina Hidalgo at their Facebook page.

“It’s hard to overstate, as a first time candidate, what a difference the Arena Fellowship has made.”
Watch Lina Hidalgo for Harris County Judge share what the Fellowship has meant for her campaign.

20. The Resurgent Left is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign. However, nothing (other than Lina’s website and online newspaper articles about meetings with other left-wing politicians) can be found on the donation or the donor.
21. UnitedHere Local 23 is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign. However, nothing (other than Lina’s website) can be found on the donation or the donor.
22. United We Dream endorsed Lina Hidalgo on their Facebook page.

We are super excited to endorse Lina Hidalgo for Harris County Judge! 🎉We know they will be a champion for issues facing immigrants, and Black & brown communities! ✊🏾 #HereToStay Go out and VOTE for Lina Hidalgo this November: #HidalgoContigo

23. #Vote Pro Choice is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign. However, nothing (other than Lina’s website) can be found on the donation or the donor.
24. Women Count support Lina because she is a woman. This support is further reflected through these words at their web site:

Top issues: Climate Change, Gun Safety, Disaster Preparedness, Economic Opportunity, Criminal Justice Reform.

Professional work: Texas Civil Rights Project; Spanish-English interpreter, Texas Medical Center

25. Workers Defense Project does mention Lina Hidalgo several times at their Facebook page and their goals and philosophies seem to align, no endorsement can be found. Nonetheless, Lina listed their logo as one of the donors to her campaign.

Democrats take stances against Christians


How Los Angeles County has taken action against Grace Community Church

Townhall outlines how Los Angeles County has moved against the church of John MacArthur.

Grace_Community_Church_WorshipLos Angeles’ Grace Community Church and Pastor John MacArthur have come under fire for deciding to hold in-person church services despite California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) Wuhan coronavirus declaration that bans church assemblies. The City of Los Angeles slapped the church with a cease and desist letter and threatened to charge both the church and Pastor MacArthur, as an individual, a $1,000 a day fine. The pastor also faced the possibility of being arrested should in-person services to continue.

The church held firm in its position and even challenged the City in court. A judge ruled in Grace Community Church’s favor, saying they were deemed an essential service. The order allowed them to remain open and hold indoor services inside the church until a full hearing takes place on September 4.

The County of Los Angeles decided to circumvent the order. The County’s Public Works Department Issued a 30-day termination notice to the church for a lease agreement for a large portion of the parking lot, which has been in place continuously since 1975.

According to the documents reviewed by Townhall, the church has to evacuate the property on October 1. Any items that are left in the parking lot at that time will be considered County property.

Jenna Ellis, the Special Counsel to the Thomas More Society and legal counsel for the church, said this is a way for the County to retaliate against her client.

“Los Angeles County is retaliating against Grace Community Church for simply exercising their constitutionally protected right to hold church and challenging an unreasonable, unlawful health order. In America, we have a judicial system to ensure that the executive branch does not abuse its power, and Grace Community Church has every right to be heard without fear of reprisal,” she said in a statement. “The Democrats’ message to Americans is clear–if you don’t bow to every whim of tyranny, the government will come after you.

(Read more at Townhall)

The Bill of Rights has a guarantee of the Freedom of Religion, not a guarantee of the Freedom from Illness

We have no Constitutional guarantee for government officials to be able to hijack the rights of the populace. Sometime soon, the Democrat party needs to figure this out. Someone needs to send a memo to Gavin Newsom, Lina Hidalgo, Clay Jenkins, Bill de Blasio, and others who think themselves luminaries.

Franklin Graham tells CBN News he thinks Democratic Party is ‘opposed to faith’

In a 28 August 2020 article, the Christian Broadcasting Network outlines how Franklin Graham sees the Democrats as being “opposed to faith.”

FranklinGrahamEvangelist Franklin Graham says he saw a sharp distinction between the Republican National Convention and last week’s Democratic National Convention, saying he thinks the Democratic Party is “opposed to faith.”

In an exclusive interview with CBN News on Friday, he explained to David Brody why he’s asking God to spare the country under President Trump’s leadership before what he calls a vicious ‘storm.’

David Brody: “What did you make of the President’s speech, the acceptance speech at the White House on Thursday night?”

Franklin Graham: “Well, I think he covered all the bases. Who would want this job to be honest with you?”

David Brody: “The last two weeks, we’ve seen the Democrats’ convention and see the Republicans’ convention. Can you give us a compare and contrast? What have you seen from a faith perspective or lack thereof?”

Franklin Graham: “The Democrats are really if anything, they are opposed to faith. There are millions of Democrats in this country that are wonderful people. My father was a Democrat okay? All of his life. Never switched parties. But he saw the party that he grew up in changing and moving to the left, and that’s what it’s done. And so the Democratic Party today is a party of the left. It’s a socialist party. They want socialism for this country.”

David Brody: “You’re a straight shooter, for sure. What do you make of the debate going on in the church about those who will vote for Trump and some who just can’t get there based on what they call character issues? I know, for example, that daughter is very outspoken for the president and then of course, you have a niece who wrote a scathing editorial. It’s affected families, yours and mine, and many others.”

Franklin Graham: “Well, I understand people have different opinions in the evangelical community. I’m not a spokesman for them. I’m just one person and so there’s a lot of opinions and ideas and views and unfortunately, people that don’t know the president, some of them have negative views that they have gotten those views from a negative press that is controlled by the socialists and so they’ve kind of bought into that. And that’s unfortunate. But at the same time, I’m not a spokesperson. I’m just going to do what I believe God’s called me to do. And I’m going to call things the way I see him.”

David Brody: “September 26. I want you to talk about this rally here in Washington; it’s really a prayer event.

Franklin Graham: “It’s a prayer march. We’re going to start just right down the street here at the Lincoln Memorial and come by the Washington Memorial right down here to the Capitol and I’m asking people to join me. We don’t have any speakers; don’t have any stage or other people preaching or whatever. We’re coming to pray…the only hope of this country is God. Donald Trump can’t turn it around. Biden isn’t going to turn it around. Only God can do this, okay? And we need God’s help. The Democrats have taken God pretty much out of out of government and there’s a lot of Republicans that want to take God out of government. A lot of them, but I just thank God that we’ve got a president who wants God, not only in his administration but he wants to see more of God here in Washington.”

(Read more at Townhall)

On the assessment of the Democrat party, he is right. On the cure coming on 26 September, he also is right.

Democrats do not have to stay the party of anti-God; however, it falls in their choice. If they want to repent and pull closer to God (not closer to Republicans), then they can and, then, they will benefit.

At the DNC convention, online caucuses open with pledges that omit “under God”

DemocratsOmitUnderGodFirst came the pledge presented on the House floor by Representative Steny Hoyer on 11 August 2020 where he purposely removed the words “under God” from the pledge he and the Democrat members of the House recited.

Next, during the online DNC convention, at least two caucuses opened with pledges that omitted “under God” (as shown in the video below).

If Democrats continue to remove God, He will respect their choice

In the event they continue the route they have started for years (starting, maybe, with the 2012 Convention where they booed God), then they will reap the rewards of their choices. And, as with all crops sown, you always reap what you planted (plant destruction, reap destruction). You always reap at least as much (if not multiple times more) as what you planted. Finally, you reap this harvest in a different season than when you planted it.

So, when you may be in a later season and may not be ready for the harvest, the harvest may be ready for you. When you have saved up a little, you may find a harvest of unexpected debt that falls on you in a later season. When you may have thought you left a issue long behind, that issue may crop up from your past when you least expect it.

Susan Rice condemns Pompeo for being too Christian

The Washington Times quotes another tired Obama administration former official in their tired, partisan accusations against current office holders.

Anti-ChristianFormer White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo being so vocal about his Christian faith is “problematic” for the office he holds.

Ms. Rice, who served under former President Barack Obama, ripped into Mr. Pompeo’s speech Tuesday night during the Republican National Committee, saying his decision to deliver the speech from Jerusalem was “outrageous.”

Mike Pompeo has been an overtly religious secretary of state, which in itself is problematic, because, again, he’s supposed to represent all of America, all of our religions, all of our threads,” she said on MSNBC. “But he takes this to Jerusalem, and the real import of that is that it places Israel yet again under Donald Trump squarely in our domestic politics, which is not good for the United States, and it’s really not good for Israel.

“One of the things that has been so important historically about the U.S.-Israel bond, based on shared interests and shared values, is that it has been bipartisan. It has been unshakable from administration to administration,” she added.

Mr. Pompeo, who has been outspoken about his Christian faith during his time in office, broke with diplomatic tradition by delivering a pre-taped speech from Jerusalem, with a view of the Old City in the background. The secretary of state touted the president’s accomplishments overseas and for securing U.S. interests, including brokering a “historic peace deal” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that “our grandchildren will read about in their history books.”

“An American hostage, imprisoned in Turkey for two years, Pastor Andrew Brunson, said upon his release that he survived his ordeal with these words of scripture, ‘Be faithful, endure, and finish well,’” Mr. Pompeo concluded his speech. “If we stay the course, we will. May God richly bless you and may God bless our great nation, the United States of America.”

Ms. Rice called Mr. Pompeo’s speech an “abuse of his office.”

“Secretaries of state are supposed to honor the principle that politics end at the water’s edge,” she said. “And when you go overseas, as secretary or as a junior foreign service officer, you’re representing the country, not a political party. What Mike Pompeo is doing from Jerusalem is absolutely outrageous. It’s an abuse of his office. It undermines the integrity of the State Department. It violates his own rules that he promulgated and is holding every other official in the State Department to, but himself.

(Read more at the Washington Times)

Thank God for Christians who do not compromise their testimony in order to serve government

Thank God for Christians who speak out about the blessing of serving as a Christian in a secular government. Thank God for those Christians who may be a voice of reason, a voice of wisdom, or might be used by God when talking to other parts of government.

The problems with Democratic socialism


The logical problem with totalitarianism

During a recent conversation on the Chris Salcedo Show on WBAP, a refugee from Eastern Europe pointed out that a lot of the current problems that the President has been experiencing has been due to a shift in peoples’ view of the future. He explained that this view had shifted from a rosy view that had been based on the President’s economic successes to a gloomy one that was tainted by the Democrat shutdowns.

He then went on to point out that the problem in totalitarian regimes (like the one the Democrats seem to be directing us toward with their promotion of their Marxist utopia) is quite different. In totalitarian regimes, the future is always gloomy. However, the problem in totalitarian regimes is that the past changes so quickly.

In totalitarian regimes, a person falls out of favor and disappears from the history books. In totalitarian regimes, a tyrant dies and names of cities change.

Alyssa Milano shows how Democrats can be little totalitarians as she tries to revise history

In a 22 August 2020 article in Townhall, the tendency of Democrats to revise history to fit their narrative comes to center stage.

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Allyssa Milano 

In a tweet, actress Rose McGowan asked what the Democratic Party has ever done to help people. The question must have bothered fellow actress Allysa Milano, who then felt the need to post a lengthy Twitter thread in response to McGowan’s question. Milano went for length, not quality in her response.

Here’s McGowan’s original question.

(Warning: Strong Language)

And here is the beginning of Milano’s very long response, in which the liberal actress attempts to list various ways the Democratic Party has helped people. Remember, the Democratic Party defended slavery, the confederacy, and segregation. Indeed, the first example Milano cites in her list of Democrats “helping people” is former Democratic President Woodrow Wilson, a virulent racist.



Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber announced in June that Princeton was dropping Wilson’s name from the university’s school of public policy and residential college due to the fact that Wilson was a racist. Wilson segregated the federal workforce, held a private screening in the White House of “Birth of a Nation” — a movie that glorifies the Klan — and blocked a proposal to include racial equality among the founding principals of Wilson’s failed League of Nations.

Wilson was a progressive leader in the vein of Franklin Roosevelt. FDR nominated the ironically-named Klansman Hugo Black to the Supreme Court, refused Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis, and threw Japanese Americans into internment camps. Naturally, Milano also cites FDR in her Twitter thread.

The actress goes on to cite other examples of Democrats “helping people,” but the subsequent examples Milano lists are no better than her first. And to avoid being enlightened on any of her various misconceptions, Milano restricted the people allowed to respond to her thread to only the accounts she follows on Twitter.

(Read more at Townhall)

While this tendency to revise history seems to have found a home in the Democrats, there are more instances.

This tendency to revise history (like when Democrats forgot that they were the source of Jim Crow, Governor Wallace, and the KKK) has been part of the Democrats since the 1970’s.

However, there is so much good to overlook when it comes to the story of the Republicans. For one, Wilson would not have had the approval of the Nineteenth Amendment had not the Republicans voted for it.

Additionally (in recent history not necessarily quoted by Allyssa), there are others that forget as quickly about the failings of over-sized government. For example, during the week of the Democrat convention, Governor John Kasich called out President Trump for his desire to shut down Obamacare (forgetting that prescription prices have reversed direction and have fallen since President Trump started an initiative on prescriptions).

The substantive problem with Democratic socialism

The Democrats miss the meaning

The Wall Street Journal editorializes on the lack of connection between the Democrats and many work-a-day Americans.

To be fair in critiquing certain public events you have to be like a judge in the Olympics and factor in degree of difficulty. No one had ever done a Zoom convention before, so no one knew how to do it. Should there be a host each night? Should it be an earnest actress? Does that make us look shallow? Do we want to look shallow?

What hadn’t been done before was done rather poorly, with high schlock content. You got the impression no one creative or daring was authorized to be either. It has been compared to a telethon, an infomercial, and a fundraising week on public television. Marianne Williamson said it was “like binge watching a Marriott commercial.” Mostly it was the Democrat party talking to itself and playing to its base.

Missing was any hint of priorities ot plans of the meaning of the party or its intentions. They made the case against Donald Trump, and a case for Joe Biden as a decent person. But they didn’t say what they’ll do. And this year that is key.

I’m sure they’re sufficiently aware of two things. One is the number of people who don’t like Mr. Trump and will vote for him anyway. They don’t have to be talked into thinking he’s a bad character, they’re already on-board.

All summer I’ve been running into tow kinds of people. One kind says, “That man is a living shame on our country and must be removed.” The other kind says very little. They don’t defend him. They say “I can’t believe I may vote for him, but …” And always they explain it this way: “What the other guys are gonna do on taxes,” “What the other guys will do to my industry,” “What the Democrats will do to the economy.” I’m getting the impression that for a lot of people, the ballot this fall won’t read “Trump vs. Biden” but “Trump vs. What the Other Guys Will Do.”

Do the Democrats understand how hunkered down many people feel, psychologically and physically, after the past six months?

(Read more at the Wall Street Journal)

Judge Hidalgo, Judge Jenkins, Governor Cuomo: you built this fear of over-reaching government

With the shutdowns imposed by Democrat overlords like Judge Lina Hidalgo (and still lobbied for by the same), everyone should recognize that the shutdown of our economy is almost wholly a Democrat invention. Certainly the continued shutdown is at the feet of the Democrats.

The economic problem with Democrat socialists

Joe Biden promises environmentalist: ‘Look into my eyes; I guarantee you, we are going to end fossil fuel’

Breitbart points out how Joe Biden has promised to shut down the fossil fuel industries.

Joe-Biden-ending-fossil-fuelDemocrat frontrunner Joe Biden (D) told a concerned activist in New Hampshire Friday that he guarantees that “we are going to end fossil fuel.”

Biden took questions from a group in New Castle, New Hampshire, Friday. One woman associated with the environmental group 350 New Hampshire Action, Rebecca Beaulieu, asked Biden how voters can trust him if he continues to associate himself with fossil fuel executives.

“How can we trust that you’re going to act on climate — on the climate crisis — if you’re still attending fundraisers that fossil fuel executives are attending?” Beaulieu asked, according to the Daily Mail.

Video shows Biden walking over to the woman, taking her hand, and making a solemn promise to “end fossil fuel … before 2050, God willing.”

“Kiddo, I want you to just take a look. I want you to look into my eyes,” Biden began.

“I guarantee you, I guarantee you, we are going to end fossil fuel, and I am not going to cooperate with them. Before 2050, God willing,” Biden continued, adding that 2030 is not a realistic goal:

No it can’t be done by 2030. No, not one single person is arguing it can be done by that. But it can be done by 2050. Maybe 2045? And is the science increases, we may be able to move more quickly. But we have to we can fundamentally change things in the next 10 years, though, so that we set a path? I promise you, I promise you. OK.

(Read more at Breitbart)

If Biden kills the coal, oil, and natural gas industries, beside crippling those portions of our economy — this would affect our automotive, delivery, and home environment industries

Biden may want to get in the sack with the environmental sector of the Democrat party. However, he would be certifiably stupid to shut down fossil fuels.

Beside killing the jobs that depend on extracting coal, oil, and natural gas, this would cripple the jobs that depend on these fuels. That means it wold cripple the budget of everyone paying for an automobile (car, pick-up, and other configurations). It would cripple the workings of companies who deliver the food and products we depend upon.

It would mean refitting every home fitted for heating by natural gas, heating oil, or coal.

The violent problem with Democrat socialists

Portland rioters threaten homes: ‘Come out, into streets,’ ‘Stolen land, stolen people’

Breitbart reports that the Portland rioters have moved from downtown to suburbs and have been shouting messages that suggest that people need to hand over their property to Blacks.

Weeks after city and state officials and Democrats claimed additional federal officers deployed to Portland to protect federal property had caused peaceful protests to become violent, and so the extra personnel pulled back, the riots and destruction have grown, according to numerous media and observer reports on Friday and Saturday.

Oregon Live reported on the rise in violence by Antifa protesters:

The Portland Police Bureau has declared a riot 18 times since the late May death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by Minneapolis police, according to figures released by the agency this week.

Nine of those instances have occurred since the beginning of August, including four in the past seven days.

In August, violent clashes and vandalism have unfurled in almost every section of the city and dominated many of the nightly actions.

A group of about 200 people, dressed mostly in black and masked, rioted in Northeast Portland in residential areas where they pointed lights into the windows of homes and chanted “Out of your house, into the streets.”

“What Lives Matter? Black Lives Matter! Black Lives Matter,” the crowd chanted, embracing the idea that land in the United States was stolen from Native Americans.


KATU reported on the violence on Friday night:

According to Police, over the next three hours, individuals in the crowd pelted the police vehicles with softball-sized rocks, glass bottles, golf balls, ball bearings, metal railroad spikes, and plastic eggs filled with paint. Police said there were also balloons filled with feces thrown on the cars and even a torn up street sign was used to vandalize the marked police cars. Windows were broken and tires were deflated.

The Portland Police issued a statement on Saturday that said, in part:

The officers were targeted by thrown bottles, eggs, and green lasers toward their eyes. The lasers are powerful enough that they’re capable of causing serious, permanent eye damage. The police sound truck issued further warnings, notifying the crowd that officers have observed people in the area of North Precinct throwing projectiles and pointing lasers at officers. Anyone who is involved in criminal behavior including throwing projectiles and/or laser pointing, is subject to arrest, citation and/or use of force, including, but not limited to, crowd control agents and impact weapons. 

Despite warnings, individuals in the crowd continued throwing things. Officers tried to retreat out of sight to attempt to deescalate. Over the next three hours, individuals in the crowd pelted the police vehicles with softball-sized rocks, glass bottles, golf balls, ball bearings, metal railroad spikes, and plastic eggs filled with paint (photo). There were also balloons filled with feces thrown on the cars and even a torn up street sign was used to vandalize the marked police cars. Windows were broken and tires were deflated.

(Read more at Breitbart)

If you have worked, paid your mortgage, and paid your taxes, now the Democrats want you (not the party of slavery) to pay reparations for slavery

It does not matter if you are of Italian or Chinese or Native American or Hispanic heritage, if you have worked and purchased a home, the Democrats want you to hand it over.

Even if you have family members in your family tree who died in the war to free the slaves, BLM wants you to hand over your house keys.

The depressive problem with Democratic socialists

In 72 hours, Biden may have screwed the Democrats

Townhall comments on how Joe Biden has committed to shutting down the economy in response to coronavirus.

You know there’s that saying with Joe Biden: just let him talk. The man has insulted virtually every ethnic and racial group in the country over his long career. The man has diarrhea of the mouth. He also backed a bill that threw millions of black Americans into jail. If there is one thing about locking people up, it’s that Biden is bound to make that a national policy regarding fighting the coronavirus. No jail time, but house arrest and nationwide mask mandates are coming. In an interview with ABC News’ David Muir which is set to air Sunday night, Biden might have just wrecked his 2020 hopes, and those for the rest of the Democratic Party. He’s for torching the economy via lockdowns if the scientists recommended it (via ABC News):

Former Vice President Joe Biden said in an exclusive interview with ABC “World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir on Friday that as president, he would shut the country down to stop the spread of COVID-19 if the move was recommended to him by scientists.

“I would shut it down; I would listen to the scientists,” Biden told Muir Friday, alongside his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., during their first joint interview since officially becoming the Democratic Party’s presidential and vice presidential nominees.

Biden also criticized what he argued is the “fundamental flaw” of the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, that the nation cannot begin to recover economically until the virus and public health emergency is under control.

Yeah, the same scientists who said that you can go out and riot in support of left-wing causes because such activity is one of moral urgency. The same experts who added that the virus will not spread in mass gatherings protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis back in May. You see liberal protests make you immune. It provides a shield or something. It’s not transmissible if you’re in a left-wing riot or demonstration. This is a joke. It was always a joke. It’s why there is no more credibility with lockdowns. Also, it didn’t work. It didn’t do anything other than torch the livelihoods of millions of Americans unnecessarily. And that’s the point Democrats wanted to make. That’s the damage they wanted to inflict in an election year, hence the arbitrary extension of these lockdowns passed by Democratic governors. The same group of clowns who forced nursing homes, housing the elderly and infirmed, to take in COVID-positive patients. You don’t need a medical degree to know that bringing in people infected with a virus in the same building as those who are most likely to die from any pathogen is a bad idea. This is where the most vulnerable Americans live, so it’s no shock that nearly half of the deaths from COVID in the US are traced to this policy passed by Democrats.

The Obama-Harris ticket is less than 96 hours old—and they may have given Republicans a lot of ammunition to use against Democrats as this election begins to ramp up. It may have screwed the party. Brad Todd, who co-wrote the book The Great Revolt about the populist surge in rural American that contributed greatly to Donald Trump’s upset 2016 win, said, “this is the biggest break of the year for Republicans in this campaign year.”

“Every House and Senate Democrat needs to be asked right now if they will back President Biden on shutting down the economy. Time for the Fourth Estate to do its job on holding them accountable,” he added.

As some on social media pushed back on Todd’s assumption, he noted that there is no one set of polling data that shows Joe’s ‘burn it all down’ approach to stopping COVID is popular.






“There’s not a majority in any swing state to ‘shut it down.’ People want commerce – and school – to go on, with precautions,” Todd said. “That’s a provable fact. Only the Left wants to “shut it down.” Joe has made a major mistake here – his biggest yet.”

End your livelihood or economic prosperity. Order versus anarchy. The choice is quite clear in this cycle. Sorry, people who own small businesses who built them from the ground up are not going to take to kindly to ‘you need to restart, sport.’ There are a little over 5 million cases of COVID total in the US, with over 170,000 deaths, half of which attributed to the Democrats’ nursing home fiasco. The numbers don’t justify a lockdown. There’s also no credibility behind it with the Democrats’ endorsement of BLM, leftist violence, and mass gatherings to that effect. Swine flu infected over 60 million Americans under Obama-Biden and they depleted the federal stockpile of N-95 masks and didn’t replenish it.

Democrats in 2020 are saying ‘hey, you may be poorer, stricken with depression, thoughts of suicide, and members of your family might have started to abusing drugs during the lockdowns, but at least you didn’t get coronavirus’ is not a winning message.

(Read more at Townhall)

Do you like being alone and masked? Democrats are for you.

If you like being locked at home, then the Democrats are your crowd. If you like seeing local businesses shutter, Democrats are your party. If you like seeing riots, looting of the businesses, and burning of futures that have been allowed go on in Democrat cities, go join the Democrats. If you want government telling you what to wear, Democrats are for you.

Democrats go insane with leftist acts


Austin defunds police and funds abortion support

Townhall comments on the defunding of the Austin police and the liberal measures that the city council chose to fund.

AustinCopsAustin, Texas made national headlines last week after the all-Democrat city council voted to defund the police department to the tune of $150 million. But what wasn’t so widely reported was how the far left council then chose to redistribute those funds.

In a budget package for 2021 that was unanimously approved by the city council, the police were gutted by nearly 34 percent. Their annual budget had been $434 million; the loss of $150 million for 2021 was set to take place gradually, throughout the year.

The money siphoned from the police didn’t go back to the taxpayers, either. In one line item on the budget proposal, $150,000 was set aside for “abortion logistical services,” according to a report from CBN. The language of the allocation effectively usurps Texas law banning taxpayer funds from paying for abortion.

According to a law that was passed last year by the Texas State legislature, no taxpayer revenue was legally allowed to be applied to abortion businesses, nor their affiliates. But by describing the money set aside for abortion as “logistical services,” it permits the funds to go toward other expenses encountered in the abortion business. Some of those include transport to abortion facilities and legal council, both costly endeavors for which pro-abortion activists often express financial need.

(Read more at Townhall)

For the council to take money from the strapped police is bad. For them to fund killing babies is evil.

This city council has always been a blueberry in a red soup of the State of Texas. So, when the fad of releasing felons to allow them to kill citizens came up along with the fad of stripping the funding from the police after the Minneapolis fiasco, it was predictable that Austin would release felons and take money away from police.

However, for that merry band of leftists to start virtue signaling by funding abortion aid (by paying for rides to abortionists and by paying for childcare during abortions), this is beyond the pale. Further, to exacerbate the homeless problem by becoming more lenient on those who take over private and public property (while prohibiting churches from distributing food and housing the homeless), that is reprehensible.

So the Austin city council gets to enjoy its liberal bona fides while it enables the killing of the most defenseless among us and it enables the self-destructive tendencies of a group who are largely drug-dependent or mentally-ill individuals.

Most Americans favor returning to work, but Democrats say it’s a bad idea

Breitbart reported on the Democrat obsession with keeping America out of the workplace.

The majority of Americans favor returning to work even in the era of coronavirus.

Fifty-eight percent of Americans say returning to work is a good idea, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll of 1,261 National Adults.

Support for returning to work is broad, cutting across income, education, ethnic, generational, regional, age, and gender lines.

But there is a stark political distinction: only 33 percent of Democrats say it is a good idea to return to work. Fifty-three percent say it is a bad idea.

Eighty-four percent of Republicans say returning to work is a good idea. Just 11 percent say it is a bad idea.

Among independents, 56 percent say it is a good idea. Thirty-three percent say it is a bad idea.

That puts Democrats at odds with most of the county.

(Read more at Townhall)

What I would like to see is a return of the salaries from the Democrats who have locked us in our homes

Yes, I want to return to work. However, for the time that I have been forced into my house, I would like to take a similar chunk out of the Democrat overlords who have demanded that I go there. I would love to see Lina Hidalgo have to pay back six or seven months of her pay as a Harris County Judge. With her decision to base her initial closure on faulty numbers cited by Dallas Judge Clay Jenkins, she has needlessly killed the restaurant scene in Harris County (along with countless other jobs).

Seattle policeman announces that he has had enough of the Leftist attacks

Townhall comments on the video of a Seattle policeman who replied to a snarky protester by announcing his exit from the police force.

I mean, are you shocked? Law enforcement has endured weeks of abuse, rioting, targeted violence—and all of it quasi-endorsed by the Democratic Party. Overtime has been cut. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose presides over a city that’s being destroyed before our very eyes, announced he’s cutting $1 billion from the NYPD because…he’s an insufferable leftist clown. The LAPD is also cutting overtime. The Big Apple is now seeing a rush of officers filing their retirement papers. They’re finished. On the Left Coast, it’s even worse, with Democratic politicians pretty much saying the leftist seizure of a large swath of Seattle will lead to a summer of love. Riots have continued here, spurred on by those who are mostly whiter than Wonder Bread. It’s no longer about the officer-involved fatality of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May, which sparked this latest wave of Black Lives Matter and anti-police activism. It’s about Marxism. It’s about control. It’s about leftist violence.

SeattleCopOne police officer in Seattle is reportedly shown admitting total defeat, saying he’s quitting the force. When the demonstrator asks if it’s over police brutality, the officer says it’s over the protests, which leads to a profanity-laced tirade against the officer. It gets worse when the police officer asks why both sides meet in the middle, maybe even become friends. Admittedly, this is not the question to ask a group of lawless thugs, but here you go (via The Hill):

(Read more at Townhall)

I hope he comes to Texas

Although there are good roads in Texas (and so the snarks can come in from Washington), most native Texans respect the service provided by our police. Therefore, we say “Yes, sir” or “No, ma’am” when we talk to an officer.

At this point, you might interject something like “That’s all well and good, but your post is titled ‘Democrats go insane with leftist acts.’ How does a policeman in Seattle calling it quits have anything to do with Democrats?”

I would say in reply that Democrat policies in liberal cities like Seattle and Austin have everything to do with a policeman in Seattle calling it quits. If there had been some support from the Mayor for the police, if there had been the enforcement of law by the District Attorney, or if the police had been allowed to do anything more than “stand down” as rioters burned, threw bombs, and did other things to the law abiding and the cops — this policeman would probably still be on his normal beat.

You cannot tell me that the riots of Seattle and Portland would have happened if:

  1. Nancy Pelosi or any leading Democrat would have denounced (or acknowledged) the violence of Antifa and BLM
  2. The Democrat party had stood against the destructive riots of “the resistance” early during the Trump administration

Therefore, you cannot tell me that there is any support for law and order from the Democrat side. So, this policeman’s act is a response to Democrat policy.

Antifa protester in “Security” jacket pulls man out of pick-up and beats him to unconsciousness

Oregon Live reports on the beating of a man who confronted Antifa protesters to defend a woman.

A group of protesters beat a man bloody and unconscious in the street after he crashed a truck during a confrontation that unfolded near a Black Lives Matter demonstration in downtown Portland late Sunday night, according to police, witnesses and multiple videos.

Several people kicked, punched and pushed the man to the ground after his white Ford slammed into a light pole about 10:30 p.m. near Southwest Broadway and Taylor Street, just blocks from a rally outside the Multnomah County Justice Center, videos show.

Jorge Ventura, a reporter with The Daily Caller, a conservative news site based in Washington, D.C., said the driver appeared intoxicated when he first got out of the pickup.

“He kind of seemed like he may have been drinking earlier in the evening,” said Ventura, who posted multiple videos of the scene on Twitter. “He was really discombobulated.”

Some among the crowd tried to hold the assailants back during the clash, while others began to rifle through the man’s truck, video shows.

As the driver sat on the ground, a person wearing a vest with “SECURITY” written on the front and back ran from behind and kicked the driver in the face, apparently knocking him unconscious, according to witnesses and multiple videos. The driver remained still on the ground with his eyes closed.

“It was just totally brutal,” Ventura said.

Portland police said in news releases Monday that they received a report of protesters chasing the truck before its driver crashed — and that the group attacked the driver afterward. It wasn’t immediately clear what spurred the violent confrontation.

Multiple social media posts allege that someone had been driving erratically downtown and had tried to run over protesters several times, though those accounts could not be independently verified.

Shortly before the attack, protesters had surrounded the man’s truck near a 7-Eleven a few blocks away at Southwest Fourth Avenue and Taylor Street, video shows.

Police said the driver may have been trying to help someone who had their things stolen outside the convenience store.

Another video, published by Drew Hernandez, a videographer who runs the YouTube channel “Lives Matter,” showed a woman in a blue tank top being tackled to the ground near the 7-Eleven.

(Read more at Oregon Live)

To see the full story, follow the tweets of the Daily Caller reporter,Jorge Ventura

By playing the videos embedded in the following tweets, you will see that the man who went out to protect a woman was attacked by the Antifa and BLM rioters. He never hit back, but he was beaten into unconsciousness.




Steny Hoyer and the Democrat House omit “under God” as he leads the House in the pledge of allegiance

In a move that seems not to be on any news site, Representative Steny Hoyer lead the House in a pledge of allegiance where he and his compatriots left out “under God.”

Do you want to see how the government is being led into Godlessness?

HoyerIf you want to see why the House of Representatives seems to be going in an anti-God direction, you might want to look at the Democrat leadership (as evidenced by this 11 August 2020 pledge of allegiance lead by Steny Hoyer, where he and all the Democrats left out “under God” from the pledge). That was not a mistake. Furthermore, for there not to be a rumbling of people saying “under God” where they normally would, it was very rehearsed.

Democrats become schizophrenic on the opening of schools


Top Democrats mouth a desire to open schools

Townhall comments on primarily Chuck Schumer’s desire to open schools.

It seems as though as soon as Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he’s authorized the reopening of all school districts in New York State, Democrats on Capitol Hill are suddenly fine with it. Having looked at the infection rate in the state, Cuomo announced on a phone conference with reporters on Friday that it would be safe to resume in-person learning. But he wants individual plans from schools by the end of next week on how they plan to safely reopen.

Suddenly, the likes of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are also urging schools to safely reopen.

“If we don’t open up the schools, you’re going to hurt the economy significantly, because lots of people can’t go to work,” Schumer said at his Friday presser.

He may be late to reach this conclusion, but he’s right. As Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin noted a few months ago, children’s education isn’t the only thing that would be negatively affected if they are forced to continue distance learning. Parents will struggle economically if they’re not able to find temporary guardians for their kids as they try to return to work.

But teachers’ unions made a show of their disapproval. Some placed body bags in front of schools, while others wrote mock wills, predicting their demise if they were forced to return to the classroom with the threat of the coronavirus. And until now, I don’t recall Democrats trying to calm their fears and siding with President Trump that we need to put kids back in class. Or, “SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL,” as POTUS tweeted.

Viewers suggested that this about-face from leading Democrats has something to do with the upcoming election.





(Read more at Townhall)

Since little except for this little spate of comments suggests Democrats want to open schools, this must be a failed trial balloon

This must have been staged by Cuomo and Schumer to deny President Trump a monopoly on the idea of returning children to school. However, with this attempt at sanity, I wonder whether the teacher’s union pushed its head into the situation. Certainly something changed their willingness to speak about getting children back to school.

Harris County Democrat Judge Lina Hidalgo vows to keep schools closed

Houston ABC affiliate KTRK reports that Lina Hidalgo will not let children return to class though infection rates have dropped from 28% to 14%.

lina2Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said Wednesday no children should be in classrooms under the current conditions.

Under a plan she calls “Roadmap to Reopen Schools,” the county’s top executive offered her help to all school districts in the county. She cannot force them to comply and cannot order school district closures. Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency have given that authority solely to school districts and their boards.

“The bottom line is the people who know best about that are the local school officials,” Abbott said last week.

Attorney General Ken Paxton also added that local health officials do not have authority to shut down all schools in their vicinity even as COVID-19 cases rise. Local leaders cited a law giving health officials authority to control communicable diseases.

But in a letter, Paxton said, “Nothing in the law gives health authorities the power to indiscriminately close schools – public or private – as these local orders claim to do….It does not allow health authorities to issue blanket quarantine orders that are inconsistent with the law.”

Despite that, Hidalgo is offering guidance to any and all districts who seek it from the county health department.

“The countdown to the first day of school is a ticking time bomb,” Hidalgo said from prepared remarks.

Hidalgo said the county is currently under “threat level red,” which indicates uncontrolled spread of the virus, and she argued that no students should be in campus and no large gatherings should take place.

According to Hidalgo, the roadmap is a way to give districts a path to reopening safely and suggested that not until the threat level is green should campuses open at full capacity.

“We cannot pretend that children don’t spread the illness,” Hidalgo said, cautioning that the positivity rate is “far worse than when schools were shuttered in April.”

Just this week, school districts, including Humble ISD, started its virtual learning.

Still, a copy of the order tweeted from the Harris County Public Health Twitter account noted that the start of in-person instruction and activity could be delayed further “based on ongoing monitoring and assessment of public health mitigation conditions.”

It states the decision to close was based on rationale that included increased COVID-19 transmission in the community as well as an increased number of hospitalizations.

The order includes the following:

  • Virtual instruction is allowed consistent with individual district or school academic plans. Instructors may use classrooms for video streaming if they are alone in the classroom and building occupancy does not exceed 10%
  • All school sponsored events and activities, including but not limited to clubs, sports, extra-curricular activities, fairs, exhibitions, academic and/or athletic competitions, must not take place in-person, on or off campus, until school systems resume on-campus instruction
  • By no later than Friday, August 21, 2020, each School System shall develop and submit a written plan with safety and health protocols for resuming in-person instruction and extracurricular activities

A day before Hidalgo’s announcement, the CDC released new guidelines urging leaders nationwide to reopen schools. The CDC acknowledged parents’ concern with sending children back to school for in-person learning, but said keeping schools closed could also be harmful.

(Read more at KTRK)

Democrats, having given up feigning being the “party of science,” now practice crying on camera

If you follow the link above and listen to Lina Hidalgo, you will hear a voice that remains on the edge of breaking down into tears. However, if you look at the article above, you will see that the woman who once cited inflated numbers (from unproven sources that now have been revised to less than one quarter of the original estimates) now wants to shut down schools on pure emotionalism.

Although she has been ignoring the calls from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control to open schools, she can set arbitrary goals (5%) of infection rates for Harris County before she will stop her impassioned pleas to keep the kids home.

I guess she wants to dumb the kids down to a level that they might vote for Democrats right out of high school (which, at this rate, might allow a middle-aged graduation).

Eleven stories about the riots the press does not want to cover


  1. Army Sergeant says he killed Austin protester during confrontation

The Daily Caller comments on the White BLM protester who threatened a ride share driver with a rifle and got shot.

A U.S. Army sergeant identified himself Thursday as the person who fatally shot a protester in Austin, Texas over the weekend saying he acted in self-defense.

PerrySgt. Daniel Perry said that he shot Garrett Foster in an act of self-defense Saturday night, according to his lawyer, CBS News reported. Perry is a ride-share driver and said he carries a firearm for self-defense in case a rider becomes violent in his car.

“Sgt. Perry and his family deeply sympathize with the loss and grief being experienced by Mr. Foster’s family,” said Perry’s attorney Clint Broden in a statement, according to CBS. “Sgt. Perry is devastated by what happened.”

Perry did not realize a protest was occurring when he was surrounded by a “throng of people” and several “started beating on his vehicle,” Broden alleged, according to CBS. Perry then rolled his window down after Foster, who Perry thought was a police officer at first, approached his vehicle holding an assault rifle.

Perry then realized Foster wasn’t with any law enforcement agency, Broden said, according to CBS. Perry shot Foster after Foster allegedly raised his weapon toward Perry.

“Immediately after Sgt. Perry fired on the individual who raised the assault rifle toward him, a member of the crowd began firing on Sgt. Perry’s vehicle,” Broden said, according to CBS. “Sgt. Perry drove to safety and immediately called the police.”

Police officers who responded to the scene of the shooting spoke with several witnesses who reported different versions of the incident, according to a Monday Austin Police Department statement.

Perry and the individual who allegedly fired at Perry’s vehicle as he was driving away were both questioned and released, police said.

“This was intentional. It was aggressive and he accelerated into a crowd of protesters,” said witness James Sasinowski who offered a different account from Perry’s, CNN reported. “He could have waited for us to pass or he could have gone slowly. We would have allowed him to go through.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

BLM did not file a protest permit

One of several things the Chris Krok Show on WBAP revealed was that the BLM protesters did not file a protest permit with Austin. Therefore, nobody knew where the protesters would block streets. Hence, ride share driver Daniel Perry did not know how to avoid the masses.

Furthermore, while both shooter and victim were veterans and both were armed, Daniel Perry found himself surrounded by a violent BLM crowd that began battering his vehicle. When the victim leveled his gun at the ride share driver, Perry did what he needed to do to protect himself.

Another point brought out by the show was that the BLM protester who was shot was a professional protester. Although WFAA in Dallas reported that the victim loved his wife more than anything on Earth (a point used in a liberal drive to fund the victim’s family), it seems he did not have enough love to go out and get a regular job.

  1. When asked, Fauci cannot bring himself to blame protesters the way he blames workers

OneNewsNow points out how media darling Doctor Fauci could not bring himself to blame protesters for coronavirus surges the way he has blamed workers for coronavirus surges.

fauciAfter suggesting that people should wear eye protection to help prevent catching COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci was pressed days later about  protesters filling the streets but brazenly shrugged off the issue.

“I’m not in a position to determine,” he insisted, “what the government can do in a forceful way.”

Fauci, who leads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, is the most visible member of the White House pandemic task force. He has also gained national attention as the media’s go-to expert on the virus, and how doctors should fight it and how the public can protect itself from catching it.

In a Wednesday, June 29 interview with ABC News, the infectious disease expert was asked if eye protection would be recommended soon along with the current push for face masks.

“It might,” he replied, “if you really want perfect protection of the mucosal surfaces.”

Mucosa is moist tissue that lines the mouth, lungs, and also the eyelids, so Fauci suggested people should use eye protection “if you really want to be complete.”

Medical experts say wearing a mask prevents spreading the virus to others. But the issue has become a contentious and controversial issue for much of the public, including those who demand others wear them or those who refuse to do so.

Meanwhile, Fauci recently attended a Washington Nationals baseball game where he was photographed with his own mask dangling off his chin.

“For him to say now we have to wear goggles and a facemask is the height of audacity,” observes AFR radio host Sandy Rios. “Dr. Fauci is a very dangerous, little smiling man.”

At the Friday hearing before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) pointed out that tens of thousands of people have been protesting, and sometimes rioting, in the streets.

Fauci agreed with Jordan that such crowds help spread the virus but insisted he was not qualified to make a recommendation about government stopping the protests to protect the public.

“Should government limit the protesting?” Jordan demanded.

Jordan pointed out that people are being preventing from attending church, and he asked Fauci again about the protests, but the medical expert did not directly answer the question.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

Sadly, this fits exactly with my experience

Whether it is Doctor Fauci or Mayor Turner as they turn a blind eye to Black Lives Matter protesters, they all are the same. Whether it is Police Chief Acevedo preaching the evils of the white guys with skateboards in front of a Black Lives Matter crowd or any other liberal hypocrite, it does not matter.

Somehow, I have gotten accustomed to the Left being hypocritical when they claimed the mantle of science when it came to matters of faith, but refused to look at science when it came to genetics (transsexuals), solar models (climate change), and the like.

  1. Authorities seize IEDs in Seattle — DHS also confirms their use in Portland riots

The Daily Caller draw attention to the improvised explosive devises (IED’s) seized in Seattle and used in Portland.

pipebombsquare_360_361_90Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were reportedly seized from rioters in both Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, according to authorities.

Seattle and Portland have been the scene of riots in recent months following the death of George Floyd. In Seattle, an autonomous zone – first dubbed the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” and later renamed the “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” – was set up for weeks in June.

Portland has seen consistent violence from protesters as federal officers try to protect the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse.

Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best announced Thursday that a recent search warrant found multiple weapons, including an improvised explosive, according to Q13’s Brandi Kruse. The warrant was for an impounded van taken at Saturday’s riot.

Other weapons reportedly found included bear spray, tasers and improvised spike strips, according to Best. The items were reportedly being given to people in the crowd.

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf also told reporters Wednesday that violent protesters have used IEDs, among other explosives, in Portland. He noted the difference between “attacks by violent criminals, violent opportunists, and violent anarchists” compared to non-violent protesters.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

For years, Marxist politicians have worked to limit our Second Amendment rights

The Left has worked together to eliminate our right to bear arms — to protect ourselves with guns.

Then, with the first Minneapolis riots, guns were seen in the hands of Black Lives Matters protesters. Soon after in Seattle, guns popped up in the CHAZ (which became the CHOP before a 20-something Black man was shot).

Now we find that the Marxists have been creating bombs. These people are hypocrites three times over.

  1. Riots, school and church closings, and anti-police movement blow up U.S. homicide rate

Breitbart points to influencing affects toward the increased homicide rate.

Homicide rates have exploded by double digits and experts blame school and church closings alongside the anti-police movement, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The Wall Street Journal looked at America’s 50 biggest cities and found homicides are up an average of a whopping 24 percent across the board.

It is also worth noting, although the Journal tries to spin this as a bipartisan problem, that Democrats (including the “progressive” mayor of San Antonio who identifies as Independent) run seven of the top ten cities with the biggest jump in homicide rates.

Democrats also run all six of the top six cities with the largest number of homicides, including Democrat-run Chicago, which the Journal notes is responsible for “more than one of every eight homicides.” The top six are Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas.

The experts the Journal spoke with laid the blame on the closing of schools and churches, and the left’s anti-police crusade.

“Lockdowns and recession also mean tensions are running high and streets have been emptied of eyes and ears on their communities. Some attribute the rise to an increase in gang violence,” the Journal reports, adding…

Schools let out young adults in March because of the pandemic and after-school activities largely stopped. Churches and other social institutions were restrained for the sake of social distancing. Police first were hit by coronavirus and then blowback in the neighborhoods they patrol after the killing in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a Black man, while in police custody.

“Gangs are built around structure and lack thereof,” said Jeff La Blue, a spokesman for the Fresno police department. “With schools being closed and a lot of different businesses being closed, the people that normally would have been involved in positive structures in their lives aren’t there.”

Obviously structure is imperative for young people, which is something schooling offers. As far as the Church, this is something especially vital in black and Hispanic communities, a place for troubled youth to go. Many churches also offer after-school activities, not to mention moral guidance.

“Everything that society does that might shape public safety was turned upside-down during the pandemic,” Mr. Ludwig told the Journal, and this of course includes an unprecedented and dishonest crusade by Democrats and the corporate media to delegitimize and defund the police.

The good news is that burglaries and rapes are down, but that’s only because people are staying home. There are fewer potential victims out there.

“Homicides, on the other hand, are up because violent criminals have been emboldened by the sidelining of police,” reports the Journal, and these homicides are “hitting low-income, mostly Black and Latino communities especially hard” — just as I (and everyone with a brain) predicted when this left-wing terrorism launched.

(Read more at Breitbart)

There is one large factor not mentioned here: bail reform

OggAtLectern.jpgOne thing that has had a major effect in Harris County has been District Attorney Kim Ogg’s bail reform. Over the past two years, more than 34 people have died at the hands of felons released by Kim Ogg.

Similar results have been seen in New York (multiplied only by the greater population and greater number of social justice judges).

  1. Corporate media completely ignored story of mother killed by Black Lives Matter supporters

Breitbart comments in a 2 August 2020 article on the lack of reporting by main stream media on the case of Jessica Whitaker.

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Jessica Whitaker and her son

The corporate and left-wing media completely ignored the story last month about a 24-year old mother, Jessica Whitaker, who was killed by Black Lives Matter supporters in Indianapolis, Indiana after an alleged argument over the term “All Lives Matter.”

Analysis by the nonpartisan bias-checker Ground News, which tracks coverage of news stories and assigns a “bias rating” to stories based on coverage or lack of coverage from partisan media, found that national coverage of the story came nearly exclusively from right-wing or center-right publications.

As Breitbart News reported, the story was originally reported by local media, but went largely ignored by the national press until it was picked up by the Gateway Pundit.

From Breitbart News’ story at the time:

Jessica Whitaker, a 24-year-old mother of one, was with three friends by a canal in Indianapolis in the early hours of July 5 after a 4th of July celebration when a confrontation occurred between her group and a group of Black Lives Matter supporters, allegedly over racial language.

Whitaker’s fiancee, Jose Ramirez, told local news that during a brief argument, someone in the opposing group said “Black Lives Matter,” to which one of Whitaker’s group — possibly Whitaker — responded “All Lives Matter.”

The victim’s father told the Gateway Pundit that the Black Lives Matter group brandished guns during the confrontation, prompting Ramirez to do the same.

The situation de-escalated and both groups withdrew, but Ramirez said the Black Lives Matter supporters later ambushed their group under a nearby bridge, shooting Whitaker dead.

The only left-leaning sources to cover the story were a British left-wing newspaper, the Mirror, and the New York Daily News.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This blog, like many right-leaning outlets, was among those who bemoaned the death of Jessica

Only a little over a month ago, this blog speculated on the reasons that British media often seems the best source for attacks performed by left-wing assailants.

  1. Antifa Agitators burn Bibles in Portland

The Christian Broadcasting Network reports on the burning of American flags and Bibles by Antifa in a Democrat-run city.

For two straight months, unrest and violence have been ongoing in Portland where the federal courthouse has been a flashpoint for both protests and riots, including burning Bibles and the American flag. The Trump administration and city officials are trying to find a solution, and some Christian leaders are also looking for answers.

The nightly riots have drawn thousands to this city park in front of Portland’s federal courthouse. Some say they are protesting for racial justice, others want to defund the police nationwide.

While CBN News was there, windows were smashed, buildings defaced, and fires burned nightly around the courthouse, but Portland mayor and police commissioner Ted Wheeler ignored the conduct, even joining the protesters in calling for federal police to leave the area.

This CBN reporter observed many different kinds of makeshift weapons out here including shields, baseball bats, tennis rackets, green lasers, frozen water bottles, glass bottles, and things like that. The protesters beat on the doors of the federal building for about ten minutes, essentially begging the cops to come out. The cops finally obliged, came out, and pushed everybody back, which led to a standoff.

While many of the signs call for the police to be defunded or abolished, it’s clear their intentions are not to increase personal freedom.

Antifa agitators could be seen blocking roads and trying to limit the freedom of the press. One Antifa organizer shouted, “Video the police, not the protesters.”

When a black Trump supporter was discovered in the crowd, protesters immediately called in the mob.

It was abundantly clear most of those participating in the riots don’t want to abolish the police, but instead want to become the police.

Some local Christians have been trying to be positive in the midst of these riots. Pastor J.W. Matt Hennessee from Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church Portland said, “As a leader, I’m often asked to speak, and during the entire period, I’ve said, I just want to listen. I want to show up.”

“I have trouble with people who set fires on purpose or people who write graffiti all over the place and stuff like that, who bash in windows and loot stores. I have a real problem with all of that, but that’s why inside, I’m saying, ‘Lord, you’ve got to help me understand what that person sees that I don’t’.”

BiblesBurnedByAntifaTensions eased somewhat over the weekend as federal agents were replaced by Seattle police officers who must follow much more restrictive rules of crowd control measures. But that didn’t stop protesters from burning American flags and even Bibles. How that relates to racial justice wasn’t immediately clear. But Pastor Hennessee says there is a role for Christians to play.

“We need to pray for the ability to listen, to learn and to find out how God wants us to engage and to do that in a very, very like, intentional way for us to be able to be used by God, as instruments in this space,” Hennessee said.

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

The group that says it wants to eliminate fascists surely acts like fascists

The last time books were burned in masse, it seems like it was the fascist Nazis doing it. Now “Antifa” does it (along with beating up people, burning businesses, strong-arming businesses, bombing businesses, and other fascist-like acts).

  1. Lori Lightfoot continues to raid Black churches to prevent meetings

Breitbart points out how Lori Lightfoot has raided Black churches who continue to meet in violation of her commands.

On Sunday, Chicago’s first openly gay mayor, Lori Lightfoot, mounted a raid on a black South Side church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus lockdown orders.

LoriInACapLightfoot reportedly sent three marked squad cars and two unmarked cars full of officers to the Chicago Cornerstone Baptist Church in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Woodlawn is just south of Hyde Park, the area in which the Obamas lived for a short time before Barack became president.

The pastor of the mostly black congregation, Courtney Lewis, reportedly shut and locked the doors and refused to allow the officers to gain entry to the building, Todd Starnes reported.

Pastor Lewis told Starnes that he felt like he was confronting “the Soviet-style KGB” as the officers pounded on his doors and demanded entry to shut the church down.

“Thankfully, our doors were locked as a normal safety precaution we take each service to protect our members from the escalating gun violence in Chicago,” Lewis said.

A sentry that is usually posted outside the sanctuary to monitor the street during service also reported seeing occupants of a dark car with tinted windows filming the incident through one opened window.

“All we are seeking is the same consideration and trust that is being tendered toward the liquor stores, abortion clinics, and Walmart,” Lewis told Starnes.

Lewis is also seeking help from U.S. Attorney John Lausch. “We are trying to follow the laws of man as much as reasonably possible, but when the laws of man conflict with the laws of God, I, as a pastor, have a duty to follow the laws of God,” Lewis wrote in a recent letter to Lausch. “We will not be intimidated by this overhanded government bully, but we are requesting the assistance of our president and our Justice Department in correcting this grave miscarriage of the law.”

Lightfoot, Chicago’s Mayor since May of last year, has been targeting the city’s churches for several weeks as houses of worship have begun balking at her draconian lockdown orders.

Late last week, Lightfoot excoriated the city’s churches, saying that their desire to re-open is “dangerous and foolish.”

Also last week, the city began fining churches that Lightfoot thinks are violating her coronavirus lockdown orders. After some churches started holding services on the second weekend of May, fines were handed out to churches, including Philadelphia Romanian Church of God, Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church, Metro Praise International, and others.

Law service Liberty Counsel reported on May 23 that Elim Pentecostal Church and other Romanian churches in the city received letters from the Chicago Department of Public Health, invoking emergency orders and deeming churches a danger to society.

The letters also invoked “summary abatement,” which gives the city the power to forcibly enter properties without a judge’s orders and impose the mayor’s will on occupants.

(Read more at Breitbart)

The last time President Trump told Mayor Lightfoot to get control of Chicago, she fell back on proposing more gun laws

Oddly, when normal people fall back on a plan, they fall back on plans that work. Gun control has never worked (as revealed by the 2359 reported shot by 4 August 2020 at Illustrating Chicago Values).

Now her response to violence and pandemic is to shut down churches and violate our First Amendment rights.

  1. Black Lives Matter threatens Louisville business owners

Lifezette reports that BLM is using Mafia-like tactics to get money from businesses.

The violent racist group Black Lives Matter has graduated to a public display of their formerly covert practices. Thus the Louisville Courier-Journal reported on Sunday that business owners in Louisville received letters from BLM thugs. The letters contained a list of demands that the owners had to capitulate to, or else. The paper referenced a press release delivered by BLM terrorists who told one owner to put it on his front door so “your business is not f***ed with.” Extortion pure and simple. Because if you don’t kneel to BLM and thus refuse to put it on your door, then, the letter implies, you will be “f***ed with.”

But one Cuban businessman is standing up to BLM. Fernando Martinez, who is a partner in the Ole Restaurant Group and came to the U.S. on a raft from Castro’s Cuba when he was 18, said this to BLM: “There comes a time in life that you have to make a stand and you have to really prove your convictions and what you believe in. All good people need to denounce this. How can you justified (sic) injustice with more injustice?” No letter went on his front door.

Incidentally, BLM’s idea of “improving diversity” likely ends up with diverse denominations of cash in their pockets.

Martinez further said, “How can I be called a bigot and a racist when my family is black? When my son is gay? I’m the proud father of a gay son, and I’m gonna fight for him against anybody.”

Okay then. Martinez is a bit confused on his subject matter, but he seems to get the gist. What did a top Louisville race hustler say about Mr. Martinez’s fervent plea for tolerance?

Sadiqa Reynolds, the president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League, said she will no longer patronize the restaurant and wonders why “any human, other than a racist, would choose this time to tell us how little our lives matter.”

Curious minds wish to know: Just when did Martinez say that? How do you take his passionate plea for black and gay rights and turn it into a Bobby Byrd Kluxer diatribe? She just followed the first rule of public relations management when you’re in a pickle: Change the subject and attack the messenger.

Though it does bring up the sensitive topic of black/Hispanic relations. It is no secret in the Latin community that many Latins are not exactly enlightened on civil rights when it comes to blacks. I say this as someone of both Latin and black heritage. It emanates from the slave trade in Latin America and thus blacks being perceived at the bottom of the socioeconomic order. Many Latins, being status crazed, still hold on to that anachronistic and unfortunate perception.

That does not obscure the fact that Martinez is a brave man to stand up to the violent thugs and extortionists of BLM. Cowardly guttersnipes like BLM thrive on the threat of force when applied to the weak. Martinez called their bluff. Hopefully others, including in the black community, will follow his lead.

(Read more at Lifezette)

Have you noticed a theme similar to Animal Farm within this post?

Starting with the privileges afforded to the BLM marchers in the first story (where they did not have to file a protest permit and, therefore, did not have a stated route for their protest), there have been allowances for BLM. Continuing with the admission by Fauci that he could not withhold protesting from the BLM crowd, but had called for shutdowns of business and churches.

Then consider the imbalance (lenience on the left / strictness against the right) that has resulted in the empty jails, rising murder rates, empty offices, lengthening lines at food pantries, and more. This has to stop. One way it will stop is to stop listening to the main stream media. Another is to vote out the left.

Otherwise, the Animal Farm similarity will continue and we will continue to have some more equal than others.

  1. Antifa and the art of the big lie

Orwellian Democrats Claim Violence Equals Peace

NewsMax reports on the multiple lies of Democrats in Congress.

Denial is not just a river in Egypt, as the ancient joke goes.

It’s the Democratic/media/left’s comprehensive response to the nationwide riots that rage on, seven weeks after the funeral of police-brutality victim George Floyd.

His memory has been kidnapped by the most violent insurrectionists America has seen since 1968.

“Do you disavow the violence from Antifa that’s happening in Portland right now?” journalist Austen Fleccas asked Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., on Sunday. “That’s a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.,” Nadler replied.

On Tuesday, Nadler further explained Portland’s mythical instability.

He excoriated U.S. Atty. Gen. William “Bill” Barr at a hearing/verbal abuse session that the U.S. House Judiciary Committee arranged for the attorney general.

Clearly enraged by the Trump administration’s surge of federal officers sent to Portland to combat the carnage that is not happening there, Nadler said, “The president wants footage for his campaign ads, and you appear to be serving it up to him as ordered.”

The Judiciary chairman added, “Now you are projecting fear and violence nationwide in pursuit of obvious political objectives. Shame on you, Mr. Barr. Shame on you.”

“The playbook is to create the impression that there is violence, that he must send in federal troops,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., said at Tuesday’s meeting.

“And that is how he [President Trump] hopes to win the election.”

Gov. Kate Brown, D-Ore., wrote Wednesday via Twitter that federal agents “have acted as an occupying force & brought violence.”

Brown’s words echoed those of Mayor Ted Wheeler, D-Portland. As he wrote via Twitter on July 14, “my biggest immediate concern is the violence federal officers brought to our streets in recent days. . . We do not need or want their help.”

But on July 3, Wheeler blamed others for his city’s chaos.

“I remain deeply concerned, however, by groups who continue to perpetrate violence and vandalism on our streets,” Wheeler wrote via Twitter, a day before federal Homeland Security officers reached Portland. “This has been going on for more than a month now.”

Unlike House Democrats, who mainly told Barr to shut up, Republicans introduced a radical reform: They asked Barr questions and let him answer.

“As far as the weapons you mentioned, let me get this straight,” said Representative Steve Chabot, R-Ohio. He listed “rifles, explosives, knives, saws, sledgehammers, Tasers, slingshots, rocks, bricks, lasers. Have I missed anything?”

“You have missed some things, but that’s a good list,” Barr replied. “They have these powerful slingshots with ball bearings that they shoot. They have used pellet guns, we believe. We have found those projectiles have penetrated Marshals to the bone. . . They do start fires. They start fires, if they can get the fire inside or through the windows. And they start fires along the outside of the courthouse. When the Marshals come out to try to deal with the fires, they are assaulted.”

The Associated Press’ Michael Balsamo embedded himself inside the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse. His dispatches, via Twitter, are chilling. “The lights inside the courthouse have to be turned off for safety & the light from high-powered lasers bounced across the lobby almost all night. The fear is palpable. Three officers were struck in the last few weeks & still haven’t regained their vision.”

DHS’ deployment to Portland is not ritual chest beating.

It’s not toxic masculinity.

It’s the law.

According to 40 U.S.C. § 1315, the Secretary of Homeland Security “shall protect the buildings, grounds, and property that are owned, occupied, or secured by the Federal Government.”

Acting Secretary Chad Wolf would break federal law if he left the courthouse undefended and let Antifa & Co. burn it to the ground.

(Read the rest at NewsMax)

What we need, instead of yes-man like Holder, is a law enforcer like Barr

That, it seems, may put the fear of God into the deep state individuals in our government.

  1. Minneapolis City Council’s ‘robbery tips’ expose massive failure of government

Breitbart shows how the Minneapolis City Council has advised citizens to hand money over to criminals.

Be prepared to “give up your cell phone and purse/wallet” is the Democrat-run government’s solution to a troubling violent crime increase in Minneapolis.

This is not just a failure of government, it is a failure of those who elected these failures.

If you believe in the Constitution and human rights, then you’re supposed to be able to grasp the basic concept that government has one job and only one job: to protect your rights.

You might think your city council’s primary job is to own the Orange Bad Man, or to agree to participate in the Paris Climate Accords as a means to own the Orange Bad Man, or to become a sanctuary city to own the Orange Bad Man, but that would make you an idiot.

By “protecting your rights,” what I mean is your right to live your life in any way you choose just as long as your choices do not interfere with anyone else’s rights — and everything from murder to robbery to carjacking to blasting music in the middle of the night is a violation of someone else’s rights.

We have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and the government’s only responsibility is to ensure no one interferes with that right. But here is the Democrat-dominated city council of Minneapolis surrendering that primary responsibility with an announcement that concedes the following: “Robberies and carjackings have increased … cell phones and vehicles are being targeted … victims have been maced, dragged, assaulted, and some threatened with a gun.”

And what is city council’s solution to put an end to this serial-violation of their constituents’ human rights?  Is it the promise of doing what would actually work, such as an increased police presence or the pledge the city will not tire until those responsible face justice?

Nope. Instead of announcing what would actually work to make your neighborhood and family safe, the city council is advising the citizens of Minneapolis to “be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet” and to “do as [the criminals] say.”

Oh, there are some other tips…

“Do not walk alone,” “Be hyper-aware of your surroundings at all times,” “Lock your doors while driving,” but who the hell wants to live like that — like you live in a war zone or in a world where vampires are real?

That’s no way to live. If you are forced to live that way, your government has failed. If living in a city where you can never relax or drop your guard is the only solution your elected representatives are willing to come up with, then your government has made the choice to surrender to the criminals and to abdicate their primary responsibility.

And if you elected these failures, if you voted for a bunch of anarchists who would rather turn the city over to violent criminals than admit they went too far with their vote to abolish — yes, abolish — the police… Well, that’s on you.

You get what you vote for, and this is exactly what you voted for.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This may be the best sign to get out of Democrat-controlled areas while you can

If the city “leadership” is willing to tell its people to not resist the criminals (while private citizens formed militias to patrol the streets and the city council hired private security), this might be a good sign it is past time to leave Minneapolis.

  1. Houston Mayor Turner requires a $250.00 fine for not wearing masks

Breitbart reports that Mayor Sylvester Turner has called for a $250.00 fine to be levied against people who repeatedly refuse to wear a mask in public.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (D) announced Monday that police will issue $250 fines to individuals without a face covering after they receive their first warning.

“Lives are at stake so I’m taking this step to drive these numbers down,” Turner said of the move.

The development comes as Houston registered its fifth consecutive day of 1,000-plus additional coronavirus cases amid sinking hospitalizations and a drop positivity rate to 17.6 percent. Houston has 50,000 virus cases and 472 fatalities.

In July, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez ordered police to issue citations to non-mask wearers: a $100 for a first and second offense, then an arrest or notice to appear for a third offense.
“We don’t want to be the bad guy, we have to contain COVID-19 and educate the public and so some individuals are going to receive citations if they violate emergency rules,” Miami Police Commander Freddie Cruz recently told CBS4. “There have been several weeks of warnings about how important this is and how people can be fined.”

Cruz continued: “We don’t want to be a bad person. We are asking everyone please cooperate. It’s the law. It’s like wearing a seat belt. It’s like stopping at a red light. It’s the new normal. Let’s embrace it and contain COVID-19 and stay healthy. We’ve ad several weeks now of warnings and we are even providing face masks that have been given out.”

In Broward County, face coverings are required in all public spaces such as businesses, retail stores, and restaurants. Violators could see fines of $1,000 per day and criminal enforcement of a violation could amount to up to 60 days in jail.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Is there any wonder most people with sense moved out of Houston?

The problem is that Judge Lina Hidalgo proved that many of us did not keep far enough away from Houston.

Never mind that deaths and infections are going down. They aren’t going down enough for this tin-pot dictator.

Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt refutes Democrat Judge Lina Hidalgo’s claims we must shut down


Bettencourt disproves claims by Hidalgo

At his campaign Facebook page, Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt has proven the fearmongering rants of Lina Hidalgo to be false.

I am fighting back with the facts and charts against Socialist Judge Hidalgo’s constant demands to shut down Harris County’s economy! We have a socialization problem, not a social distancing in the workplace problem.

Watch the video below where I share the untold data that you never hear on the Covid-19 pandemic and discuss keeping the Texas economy open while fighting the virus at the same time!

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Surprisingly, the local main stream media stations are not covering this

Probably because this contradicts the narrative that they have been spouting since the start of the BLM riots, these charts and the narrative have not seem the air waves. Who knows, maybe the way it contradicts the ramblings of Lina Hidalgo and Sylvester Turner might also have a hand in it.