Eleven stories we will likely not see on the main stream media


On turning away from coronavirus hysteria and returning to work

  1. Arizona Representative Andy Biggs explains why he wants Arizona reopened ‘Yesterday’ despite virus concerns

Phoenix News Radio KTAR relays the words of Representative Andy Biggs as he explains why he wants to open Arizona despite virus concerns.

AndyBiggsIf social distancing guidelines continue to be observed, U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona would like to see nonessential businesses reopen as soon as possible.

“Allow retail shops to open up the way they normally would with social distancing you see in grocery stores… businesses are just dying on the vine. We need to take care of that,” Biggs said Wednesday on KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show.

Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday that he had asked for input from lodging and business communities in a plan for economic recovery and would reopen the state when the time was right.

More than 95,000 Arizonans filed first-time unemployment claims last week, according to the Department of Economic Security. Continuing claims totaled 164,483.

“I think we can responsibly allow Americans to be free and to make these adjustments and I think that’s important to realize,” Biggs said.

Were another economic stimulus package make its way around the Capitol anytime soon, Biggs is ready to vote no again, as he did March 27.

“If they throw in, like they did last time, nearly a trillion dollars of spending that’s absolutely unrelated to coronavirus, that would be a dealbreaker,” he said.

Biggs also cited voting by mail and removal of previous welfare reforms, as other examples, of what would cause him to vote against another potential virus relief bill.

(Read more at KTAR)

You will not hear this for the same reason that you will not hear Pelosi continues to block recovery funds

Words from a Republican that support the side of the President will not go reported. Likewise, when Pelosi again blocks relief funds to American small business, nothing will be reported.

  1. Global stocks rally Friday on Gilead’s coronavirus treatment and Boeing’s production restart

Fox News reports on how global markets have responded to news that America may reopen its business sector.

US_StockFuturesU.S. stock futures are signaling a strong start to Friday’s session adding to the momentum seen on Thursday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average are up more than 700 points or 3 percent while the S&P 500 was higher by nearly 3 percent and the Nasdaq Composite 2 percent.

Earlier in the evening, President Trump outlined the early-stage, phase approach as part of the  “Opening Up America Again” coronavirus come back plan and there was also positive news on Gilead Sciences.

Its drug Remdesivir, according to Statnews.com, showed effectiveness for treating COVID-19 patients. Shares of Gilead rose over 8 percent in premarket trading.

A recent clinical trial of Remdesivir, an antiviral medicine used as a potential treatment for Ebola, found rapid recoveries in coronavirus patients’ fever and respiratory symptoms.

The trial, conducted by the University of Chicago Medicine, found nearly all patients who were given daily infusions of Remdesivir were discharged from the hospital in less than a week.

(Read more at Fox News)

Anything that counters the hair-on-fire narrative will miss the air waves

Anything that projects a ray of hope (from news on opening up to news on developing new treatments) will receive scant coverage until after the elections. Of course, after the election, hopefully Trump will be re-elected (as long as we take nothing for granted) and Trump Derangement Syndrome will be in full bloom.

On insulting the electorate

  1. Michigan Governor deems Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy ‘Essential Workers’

Breitbart points out how Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has taken to making quips about the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy as she curtails the religious rights of Michigan citizens.

Michigan Democrats Hold News Conference After Post-Primary Unity RallyAs frustrations grow among Michigan workers, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer assured the state on Wednesday that the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy are exempt from her newly expanded stay-at-home order.

Then on Thursday, she increased the crackdown on tax-paying workers.

“We heard there were kids in Michigan who had a few concerns, so I wanted to let you know that I spoke with the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy to let them know that they are essential workers and they can keep doing their jobs even though the rest of us are staying home,” Whitmer said in the video message.

The following day, Whitmer extended her stay-at-home order, and widened it to additional retailers, saying:

A new section of the order imposes restrictions on stores in an effort to reduce crowds. Large stores must limit the number of people in the store at one time to no more than 4 customers for every 1,000 square feet of customer floor space; small stores must limit capacity to 25% of the total occupancy limits (including employees) under the fire codes. To regulate entry, stores must establish lines with markings for patrons to enable them to stand at least six feet apart from one another while waiting. Large stores must also close areas of the store that are dedicated to carpeting, flooring, furniture, garden centers, plant nurseries, or paint.

Michiganders are growing increasingly frustrated with the shutdown.

“The governor’s extended Stay-at-Home order is the wrong call and is bad for Michigan families,” state House Speaker Lee Chatfield posted on Twitter.

(Read more at Breitbart)

So, this condescending governor will exempt the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy, but not allow people to go to church

This falls into the same category as “life-sustaining” abortion: it doesn’t exist except in your mind (and there is some question about that).

  1. Michigan Governor cites a “bad weather” exemption to your rights to property and assembly

Red State reports on Michigan Governor “Half” Whitmer and her attempt to explain her baseless curtailing of rights.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer must be feeling the heat from her own draconian methods of dealing with the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak as she’s now trying to explain why it’s not so bad and not doing a very good job of it.

Appearing on “Today,” Whitmer explained that her orders to stop people from doing everything from traveling to their own properties in different parts of the state to planting gardens within the bound of their own home won’t be that big of a deal because…

…wait for it…

…there’s snow on the ground.

Apparently snow justifies the suspension of Michiganders to do what they want on their own properties. I had no idea.

Snowflake“So we just had snow. I’ve got snow on the ground in Lancing. We’re expecting 30 inches in the upper peninsula,” said Whitmer. “The fact that we’re cracking down on people traveling between homes or planting, or landscaping or golfing, really for a couple more weeks, isn’t going to meaningfully impact people’s ability to do it because the snow will do that in and of itself.

(Read more at Red State)

This redefines the standard for a Michigander snowflake

Considering the clause in the Declaration of Independence that covers the origins of our rights (that is, the clause assigning “unalienable rights” from our Creator — which leads to our Constitution and its Bill of Rights), there is no way one can square her statements about the rightness of her taking away rights with the extended logic within the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Furthermore, when you review the temporal nature of the underpinnings of her statements, this really redefines “snowflake.”

  1. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer: Abortion during coronavirus ‘is life sustaining’

Fox News informs us us this gem: Governor Whitmer thinks abortion during the coronavirus scare “is life sustaining.”

Michigan won’t ban abortions during the coronavirus outbreak as other states have done, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday, insisting the procedures were part of maintaining “life-sustaining” health care.

“We stopped elective surgeries here in Michigan, and some people have tried to say that that type of a procedure is considered the same, and that’s ridiculous,” Whitmer, a Democrat, told former Barack Obama political strategist David Alexrod on his podcast when he asked about other states that have sought bans amid the outbreak.

(Read more at Fox News)

Does she not know the true nature of abortion or is she willfully blind?

Christ said:

Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14 NASB)

Considering that at least one person comes out dead from every abortion, it would seem that Governor Whitmer has become willfully blind to the facts around abortion.

On liberal media hiding their agenda

  1. Hey, NBC News, You Buried This Critical Detail in Your Article About Hydroxychloroquine

Townhall comments on how MSNBC hid a pivotal point that could have turned the story around.

Well, it looks like NBC News is at it again. With no vaccine against the Wuhan coronavirus, there have been reports that the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine has been effective in combating the symptoms of the virus. It is not a cure and it has yet to get the seal of approval from the task force as something which is recommended as a treatment for those infected with COVID-19. It’s a stopgap until we get a vaccine, giving us some breathing room regarding preventing future deaths. It’s a hopeful story that the anti-Trump opposition press is trying to squash. They can’t have hope. That means Trump is doing something right. That cannot be allowed to be broadcasted. And it’s the usual suspects. In March, NBC News reporter Heidi Przybyla tweeted a shoddy article from her colleagues about an Arizona couple who ingested chloroquine phosphate, a fish tank cleaner, which isn’t the same drug and Trump hasn’t recommended it but noted the anecdotal evidence that’s it’s worked on a lot of COVID patients. Yet, NBC tried to insinuate that this was Trump’s fault, as the husband died, and the wife was left in critical condition.

Now, Heidi is pushing her story about a woman who took hydroxychloroquine and died, which our friends at Twitchy picked up. Again, we have another piece that seeks to blame Trump for this woman’s death, but talk about burying the lede here [emphasis mine]:

A New York woman with coronavirus symptoms died last week after being prescribed a drug cocktail with known cardiac side effects, and family members say she was not tested for COVID-19 or for heart problems before receiving the medication.

[…]

In early April, Ligia, a 65-year-old Queens resident, was given the drug by her general practitioner after she reported having a bad cough, fever and shortness of breath. Ligia’s last name is being withheld on the request of her children.

While Ligia’s symptoms were consistent with those of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, she was never tested for the virus, her brother-in-law, Lee Levitt, told NBC News. Ligia received the drug after speaking by phone with her doctor, Levitt said. She was never evaluated in person and received no heart screening or warning about the potential side effects.

“It was handed over like a bag of cookies,” Levitt said.

NBC News made two attempts to reach Ligia’s doctor for comment. A man who answered the office phone and identified himself as the doctor then said there’d been a misunderstanding and offered to take a message.

Levitt acknowledged that the family does not know that the drug caused Ligia’s death. The family has not received a death certificate.

(Read more at Townhall)

Anyone who has taken Chemistry 101 knows that it isn’t just the chemicals, but the way they are combined.

Hydrogen peroxide and water both consist of hydrogen and oxygen; however, one will give you consequences to deal with if you drink it.

On persistent liberals persecuting conservatives

  1. Masterpiece Cakeshop Sued Again— This Time Over A Transgender Cake

The Washington Examiner reports on the latest suit by LGBTQ activists against Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop.

JackPhillipsIt feels like ancient history amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it was only a few years ago that the Supreme Court case pitting Christian baker Jack Phillips against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission captured the national imagination and sparked a debate over religious liberty and gay rights. Phillips won that case due to the overt “religious animus” in the Colorado government’s actions against him. Yet, due to the narrow scope of its ruling, Phillips was in court once again last week.

On Thursday, Phillips and his attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom asked a state court to dismiss a case brought against them not by the state of Colorado, which after years has seemingly given up on persecuting the Christian baker, but by an angry transgender lawyer and activist now pursuing him for declining to make a cake explicitly celebrating gender transition.

This whole affair is deeply disturbing. More importantly, it shows once again that many in the activist Left, particularly, self-described gay and transgender advocates, no longer seek the noble goals of equality or dignity but rather punishment and humiliation for religious holdouts who do not fully embrace their dogma.

First, let’s recap the facts: Phillips has always happily served customers of all races, classes, sexual orientations, and gender identities in his bakery. A gay man like myself could walk into his store and buy a cookie or a cupcake any time, or even a pre-made wedding cake. The only thing Phillips refused to do was specifically design and create cakes that convey or endorse ideological messages he profoundly disagrees with — for example, a customized cake for a wedding between two men. In this, he cited his First Amendment right to be free from compelled speech; the same right someone like me would want to have to decline making a custom cake that says “burn all the gays.”

As a result, Phillips was met with years of national scorn, vilification in the liberal press, death threats, hate mail, and financial ruin. He lost 40% of his business and had to fire much of his staff. Today, he struggles even to keep his business open.

The disproportionate consequences Phillips had to bear merely for defending his rights in court were bad enough, but now continuing to pepper him with lawsuits even after he was vindicated by the Supreme Court?

This is simply beyond the pale of what any level-headed person, even a liberal supportive of gay and transgender rights, can call reasonable. It’s vindictive and nasty, too. Of course, the transgender activist now persecuting Phillips didn’t simply happen upon his bakery by coincidence. And who has even heard of a transition celebration cake?

This litigant obviously targeted Phillips and specifically sought a means of putting him in further legal jeopardy. This is the behavior of a petty, insecure, authoritarian personality.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Never let a good crisis go to waste

As a good friend of Barack Obama once said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Obviously, this coronavirus panic presents too good of a crisis for the LGBTQ community to let Mr. Phillips rest.

  1. Catholic League warns ‘State Overreach’ in pandemic threatens religious liberty

Breitbart warns by communicating the words of the Catholic League as they pointed to the abuses of religious liberty.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue declared Monday that recent bans on religious activities to curb the spread of the coronavirus constitute “state overreach” that directly threatens religious freedom.

“Whenever religious liberty collides with public health, the government is obliged to put the least restrictive measures on religion,” Dr. Donohue stated, which has not been respected in several recent cases.

One of the most egregious examples is that of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Donohue notes, who issued a ban last week prohibiting drive-in church Easter services, after which the On Fire Christian Church sued both the mayor and the city.

For his part, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced that authorities would record the license plates of people attending religious services and force them all into 14 days of quarantine.

On April 11, U.S. District Judge Justin Walker ruled for the church, issuing a temporary restraining order prohibiting the city from “enforcing; attempting to enforce; threatening to enforce; or otherwise requiring compliance with any prohibition on drive-in church services at On Fire.”

“On Holy Thursday, an American mayor criminalized the communal celebration of Easter,” Walker wrote in his 20-page decision. “That sentence is one that this Court never expected to see outside the pages of a dystopian novel, or perhaps the pages of The Onion.”

“The Mayor’s decision is stunning. And it is, ‘beyond all reason,’ unconstitutional,” Walker wrote.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Thankfully, Christians are standing up to this bullying

Along with other freedom-loving Americans, Christians are standing up against this tyranny and protesting.

On liberal social media

  1. Five times Facebook didn’t fact check coronavirus fake news

Breitbart lists five times the fact checkers overlooked coronavirus fake news.

As the Chinese virus pandemic has swept across the world, there’s been a familiar panic about “misinformation” on social media. Yet certain types of misinformation — in particular the types that could damage President Donald Trump and Republicans — seem immune to crackdowns by the Masters of the Universe.

Facebook stands out as a company that has publicly touted its “misinformation” policy in recent years. As the Chinese virus crisis took off, the company leaped into action with a plan to “combat misinformation” and “connect users to accurate information.”

Yet some misinformation seems to be able to infest Facebook in broad daylight, without any sign of a crackdown from the all-powerful tech giant. Like the media-orchestrated smear of the Covington high school kids, some forms of misinformation appear to be immune from the tech giants.

1. CBS uses footage of an Italian hospital in stories about coronavirus outbreaks in the U.S.

One of the easiest ways to trick viewers is to use footage of a different, but similar event to illustrate a current one. That’s what CBS did when they used chaotic footage from an Italian hospital in not one but two reports about the coronavirus in New York City and Pennsylvania. Even the left-wing fact-checker Snopes called CBS out on this — but there weren’t any “fact check” labels on the story on Facebook.

2. ABC reports that Trump knew about the virus in November 

Last week, ABC news ran a story claiming that the U.S. intelligence community knew about the Chinese virus as early as November, and prepared a report on the matter. ABC’s sources were, as per usual, anonymous. Anonymous sources can sometimes provide true information, of course, but not this time — as Breitbart News’s Kristina Wong reported, the National Center for Medical Intelligence made a rare departure from its policy of not commenting on specific intelligence matters in order to publicly debunk the story. Nevertheless, it remains in circulation on Facebook where it has accumulated thousands of shares — without any “fact check” labels or warnings to those sharing it.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Thank Heaven for watchdogs that catch Facebook at its game

Thanks to Breitbart for catching Facebook as it checks just one side of the slanted news coverage.

  1. Facebook will start warning users who engaged with ‘harmful’ misinformation regarding coronavirus

The Guardian warns us of Facebook‘s current politically-correct tripe.

Facebook will begin showing notifications to users who have interacted with posts that contain “harmful” coronavirus misinformation, the company announced on Thursday, in an aggressive new move to address the spread of false information about Covid-19.

The new policy applies only to misinformation that Facebook considers likely to contribute to “imminent physical harm”, such as false claims about “cures” or statements that physical distancing is not effective. Facebook’s policy has been to remove those posts from the platform.

Under the new policy, which will be rolled out in the coming weeks, users who liked, shared, commented or reacted with an emoji to such posts before they were deleted will see a message in their news feed directing them to a “myth busters” page maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO).

“We want to connect people who may have interacted with harmful misinformation about the virus with the truth from authoritative sources in case they see or hear these claims again off of Facebook,” said Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice-president of integrity, in a blogpost.

Facebook does not take down other misinformation about Covid-19, such as conspiracy theories about the virus’s origins, but instead relies on its third-party factchecking system. If a factchecker rates a claim false, Facebook then adds a notice to the post, reduces its spread, alerts anyone who shared it, and discourages users from sharing it further.

The announcement coincides with the release of a new report by the online activist group Avaaz that highlights Facebook’s shortcomings in counteracting the coronavirus “infodemic”. The study found examples of coronavirus misinformation remaining on the platform even after third-party fact checks had been completed. Avaaz also cited delays in Facebook applying factchecking labels to posts.

Facebook challenged the methodology of Avaaz’s report but said it “appreciated their partnership in developing the notifications we’ll now be showing people”.

(Read more at The Guardian)

If you can’t say 1984, can you at least acknowledge that Facebook is Big Brother?

If you can’t see that there are strains of totalitarianism in Facebook, you are blind or a Democrat. Or both.

On companies doing the right thing

  1. Sixty-five companies in America doing their part to fight the coronavirus

Breitbart points out how 65 companies have set themselves to doing the right thing about coronavirus.

President Donald Trump continues to ask all companies in America to find ways to help the country fight the coronavirus.

From offering free meals and assistance to medical and health care workers to constructing masks, ventilators, and protective equipment, here are some of the top ways that America’s top businesses have answered the call.

President Trump has welcomed several CEOs to the White House to thank them for their efforts, and Breitbart News has been tracking some of the biggest contributions from America’s businesses.

Do you know of a business that belongs on the list? Let us know on Twitter @charliespiering or @BreitbartNews or in the comments section.

  1. Ford: Collaborating with 3M and GE Healthcare to increase the production of ventilators and personal protective equipment.
  2. Toyota: Utilizing several of the company’s North American facilities to manufacture face shields while collaborating with medical device companies to speed the manufacture of ventilators, respirators and other vital devices for hospitals.
  3. General Motors: Manufacturing respiratory masks and working with Ventec Life Systems to mass-produce ventilators at GM’s Kokomo, Indiana, manufacturing facility to ship as soon as next month.

(Read more at Breitbart)

I thank God for spurring people to do the right thing

While I believe people can do good things from selfish motives; a number of selfless acts have (I believe) been prompted by God. For these, I am thankful.

Nine stories on the gun grab in Virginia


  1. A great round-up of the events by Sfcmac

Please go to Sfcmac, The Foxhole to see a great summary of this situation.

  1. Virginia House advances gun control measures

Fox Business reported in a 28 January 2020 article on the new gun control measures in Virginia.

gunprotest_NorthamDemocrats in the Virginia House are advancing a package of gun-control measures less than a week after tens of thousands of pro-gun advocates from around the country rallied at the state Capitol.

But the advancing bills don’t yet include a proposed assault weapon ban, a top priority for Gov. Ralph Northam and one that’s drawn fierce resistance from gun-rights advocates.

A Democratic-led House committee voted Friday for several pieces of gun legislation that a Republican majority has blocked for years. Those bills include limiting handgun purchases to once a month; universal background checks on gun purchases; allowing localities to ban guns in public buildings, parks and other areas; and a red flag bill that would allow authorities to temporarily take guns away from anyone deemed to be dangerous to themselves or others.

“Our action today is for the families who have lost loved ones as a result of gun violence,” House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn said.

The measures will go to the full House for a vote, likely next week, before going to the Senate, which has already passed some gun-control bills of its own.

The House committee passed seven out of eight gun bills that Northam has said were his priority. But it did not take up an assault weapon ban, which some Democrats said they don’t think can pass this year. The Senate has already killed off its version of the bill and some moderate Democratic senators said they won’t support the legislation, which would outlaw the popular AR-15-style rifles.

(Read more at Fox Business)

In other news, the main stream media would rather present stories on Ellen’s hangnail

Rather than faithfully and evenhandedly addressing the subjects of violence and self-protection in our society, the main stream media outlets seem to go instinctively to the anti-gun position. Even when a woman defends herself from rape or murder, questions are often raised that seem to vilify the person who protected themselves.

This seems odd, since the press also seems uniformly to support the Democrat line on abortion up to and just beyond birth.

So, if these reporters can so vociferously support the right of life for felons and criminals (at the seeming cost of law-abiding citizens), why can’t they open a full debate on the subject?

  1. President Trump: Virginia Proves Again Democrats ‘Will Take Your Guns’

Breitbart reports in a 17 January 2020 article how President Trump reiterated his previous warning that Democrats would be coming after our guns.

On January 17, 2020, President Donald Trump pointed to the gun control situation in Virginia, noting that it proves once more the Democrats “will take your guns” if voted into office.

He made this point amid the all-out war on guns by Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and the newly elected Democrat majority in the state legislature.

Virginia Democrats started this week intent on passing legislation allowing a total ban on the ownership of AR-15s and similar guns, but they dropped the confiscatory bill after thousands of NRA members flooded the hallways outside state Senate offices.

Yet the Democrats are still pushing an “assault weapons” ban that would only allow AR-15 owners to keep their rifles if they agree to obtain a license from the state police. Democrats are being open about their intention to use the licensing process to form a database listing information of AR-15 owners.

They are also pursuing a ban on “high-capacity” magazines, a ban on suppressors and certain aftermarket triggers, and other gun controls.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Why should we doubt warnings about Democrats?

There is obviously no reason to doubt any warning about Democrats. From the warning that they will damage our multiple rights in court (from the lawyer-client confidentiality relationship to our right to a swift trial to our right to face our accuser and many other rights), we have had our rights damaged by socialist Democrats.

Amid all of this over-reaching, they want to protect us from guns. Never mind that “when seconds count, the police are minutes away.”

  1. Our Constitution under attack by unaccountable “journalists”

Reuters tries to paint those interested in keeping their self-defense rights as “white supremacists” in an 18 January 2020 article.

Virginia’s House Republican leader said on Saturday that white supremacists and any other groups trying to spread “hate, violence, or civil unrest” were not welcome at a pro-gun rally in the state’s capital on Monday, which is expected to draw thousands.

The House Republican leader’s statement came a day after the state’s top court upheld a ban by the governor on weapons in the area around the Capitol in Richmond where the rally is set to take place by demonstrators protesting against Democrats’ push to stiffen the state’s gun laws.

“Any group that comes to Richmond to spread white supremacist garbage, or any other form of hate, violence, or civil unrest isn’t welcome here,” House Republican leader Todd Gilbert said in a statement. “While we and our Democratic colleagues may have differences, we are all Virginians and we will stand united in opposition to any threats of violence or civil unrest from any quarter.”

Militias, neo-Nazis and other groups have vowed to attend the rally. Authorities say they are expecting several thousand people and are trying to keep the event from becoming violent.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Wednesday temporarily banned all weapons from the area around the Capitol ahead of the demonstration to avoid a repeat of violence that erupted at a 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, when a march by white nationalists led to the death of a counter-protester.

In a statement late Friday, the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a pro-gun rights group organizing the rally, urged 10,000 people to go to the Capitol grounds unarmed on Monday in accordance with the governor’s ban.

The emailed statement also called on tens of thousands more to stand with their weapons immediately outside the designated rally grounds to show support for Americans’ right to bear arms under the U.S. Constitution.

“For every one gun owner on the Capitol grounds, we need another two to five people outside,” the organizers wrote. “Those doing so can be legally armed.”

(Read more at Reuters)

Rather than limiting guns, we need to each renew our commitment to reporting our own views

We need to become our own First Amendment protection to the Second Amendment. We need to step around CNN, the New York Times, and other suspect outlets (both left and right).

Of course, that does not mean that we cannot use the New York Times or Alex Jones as a source — but, when we do it, it must be to prove a point. We may cite Alex Jones to prove that this loony site can actually make a cogent argument occasionally. Or we may cite the New York Times to prove that they often prove the arguments of the right while making arguments for the left.

  1. Watch – 2A Activist: Media Smearing Virginia Protesters as ‘Nothing but White Rednecks’

Breitbart reports in a 20 January 2020 article on the words of Black Americans who support their own rights of self defense.

A black Second Amendment supporter at the January 20, 2020, rally pulled back the covers on the establishment media’s attempts to paint pro-gun Virginians as “nothing but white rednecks.”

Listen as the pro-Second Amendment American says, “I do not in any way, shape, or form support Governor Northam’s and the Democrat’s gun control.”

“What I also don’t support is the fact that every news piece you’ve seen on this, this weekend, they’ve always brought up the issue of race, as though it’s nothing but white rednecks and hillbillies out here who care for the Second  Amendment,” he continued. “When Actually, black Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Americans in general, care about the Second Amendment.”

Prior to Monday’s rally, Breitbart News reported that NBC News reporter Ben Collins previewed Virginia’s Second Amendment event by calling it a “white nationalist rally.” Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action and the Washington Post took similar approaches, linking support for the event and/or Second Amendment Sanctuaries to extremism.

Gov. Ralph Northam (D) launched a war on guns just days after the Democrats won control of the Virginia legislature. He and Democrat lawmakers are now pushing licensing requirements for AR-15 owners, a gun registry for those owners, criminizalation of private gun sales via universal background checks, a ban on “high capacity” magazines, and a ban on suppressors and certain aftermarket triggers, among other controls.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This proves the need to turn off CNN, MSNBC, and other liberal venues

Remember Nancy Reagan’s program of “Just Say No” on drugs? Apply it to the drug of the mind called liberal tv.

  1. Milwaukee Seeking $50 Million To Pay for DNC Security (when they only need “Gun Free Zone” signs)

Urban Milwaukee reported in a 16 January 2020 article that the Milwaukee city council has sought $50 million to pay for security for the DNC convention.

The boundaries of the security perimeter are still a secret, but it’s now public how much the city will seek to cover the cost of police and fire personnel securing the Democratic National Convention.

MilwaukeeThe City of Milwaukee will apply today for a $50 million federal grant to reimburse security costs related to the convention. A total of 4,000 officers will work 12-hour shifts to secure the estimated 50,000 event attendees.

“I feel that it is important to share this info with the public to be as transparent as possible,” said Mayor Tom Barrett at a Wednesday afternoon press conference announcing the grant submission.

The bulk of those funds will go to cover the cost of hiring thousands of out-of-town officers to secure the convention. The city is expected to allocate 1,200 officers to downtown Milwaukee during the July convention, with an additional 2,800 officers coming from 147 agencies, according to a Milwaukee Police Department report. In addition to the Milwaukee Fire Department, 12 fire departments will also provide staffing for the convention.

“Yesterday was a good snippet of what will happen this summer,” said Police Chief Alfonso Morales of President Donald Trump‘s rally in downtown Milwaukee and the related logistical issues. He praised the media for spreading information related to road closures and other transportation issues. “We briefed you, you briefed the public, things went smoothly,” concluded the Chief.

“Of course one of the things we want to avoid is spending the money and not being reimbursed,” said Barrett. The Mayor said in discussions with officials at past convention host cities, including Cleveland, Philadelphia and Charlotte, the city has learned that “documentation is key.” Barrett has pledged that no city tax dollars would be used to host the convention. “It can’t be somebody’s dream list of what they want to have,” said the Mayor of what the money would be spent on.

(Read more at Urban Milwaukee)

Since the Democrats want to remove guns from the people, they should lead by example by posting “Gun Free Zone” signs instead of having armed guards

They need to prove the convictions of their hearts by buying hundreds of signs and posting them all around Milwaukee. That should protect them.

  1. The main stream media lied about the Virginia rally

Wayne Dupree Weighs In On Media’s Dangerous Coverage Of Virginia 2A Rally

The Daily Caller allows Wayne Dupree to give an assessment of the Virginia gun rally.

Political commentator Wayne Dupree weighed in on the media’s coverage of the massive pro-gun rally Monday in Richmond, Virginia.

Dupree slammed NBC reporter Ben Collins for calling the event a “white supremacist rally” on Twitter, a statement Collins later deleted. Dupree told the Daily Caller’s Anders Hagstrom he believed Democrats had come unhinged since losing the 2016 election to President Donald Trump, and that has manifested in Democrats panning moderate conservative gun-rights advocates and in the ongoing attempt to impeach and remove Trump.

Police estimates say roughly 22,000 people attended Monday’s gun rights rally in Virginia, with zero reported incidents of violence. Prior to the event, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam suggested extremist groups were planning to incite violence at the event and declared a state of emergency.

As a result, rally-goers were banned from carrying firearms on capital grounds. Roughly 6,000 attendees went through airport-style security to enter the fenced-in capital, with roughly 16,000 remaining outside, many of them heavily armed.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

  1. Black Gun Owners Respond To Media Calling Rally Attendees ‘White Nationalists’

The Daily Caller interviews a number of African-American attendees to the Virginia gun rally.

Black gun owners responded Monday to media members calling Richmond, Virginia, rally attendees “white nationalists.”

“Of course they’re going to do or say anything to discredit us and make us look bad,” one man said.

(Read more at Daily Caller)

  1. Cartoons illustrate the absurdity of the Virginia gun grab

Branco shows how Northam has gone from blackface to redface

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Virginia gun rally participants cleaned up their trash

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Bias crops up in Twitter & Google again


Shadow banning written into Twitter’s new terms of service

As reported at the Russian Times (a source that seems to be gathering support among Democrats as of the Schiff hearings), changes upcoming to the Twitter terms of service have become central. Considering that the Russian Times seems to be a mouthpiece for the Russian government (and not necessarily viewpoints that align with the points of view promoted by Twitter), one can see how this might become a central point.

Anyway, RT and Twitter-user David Reaboi make the following observations:

TwitterLogoTwitter’s new terms of service will allow the platform to “shadow ban” users – secretly suppressing their content. While critics have long suspected the company of doing it, the new rules appear to make the practice official.

Taking effect in January 2020, Twitter’s new terms initially don’t look like much to write home about, but some tweaks to the language could have larger repercussions for users, limiting their reach behind the scenes without their knowledge.

“We may also remove or refuse to distribute any Content on the Services, limit distribution or visibility of any Content on the service, suspend or terminate users, and reclaim usernames without liability to you,” the new terms state (emphasis added).

With the addition of those four words, the company is telling users it reserves the right shadow ban or “throttle” certain accounts. On what basis will it make those decisions – or whether they will be made solely by an automated algorithm – remains unclear.

While Twitter has previously insisted point-blank “We do not shadow ban,” in the pre-2020 terms the company split hairs between shadow banning and “ranking” posts to determine their prominence on the site, and acknowledged deliberately down-ranking “bad-faith actors” to limit their visibility.

In January 2018, moreover, conservative media watchdog group Project Veritas published footage showing Abhinov Vadrevu, a former Twitter software engineer, discussing shadow banning as a “strategy” the company was at least considering, if not already using.

“One strategy is to shadow ban so you have ultimate control. The idea of a shadow ban is that you ban someone but they don’t know they’ve been banned, because they keep posting and no one sees their content,” Vadrevu said.

(Read more at Russian Times)

Because these social media venues seem to be the best way to reach a larger audience, I have just accepted these revisions of the terms of service

However, rather than “clicking and continuing,” maybe we should find a better venue.

One possible venue comes through Parler, where you can follow and be followed by me. Parler presents an alternative to Twitter.

Another possible venue comes through Gab, where you can follow and be followed by me. Gab presents an alternative to Facebook.

Project Veritas Docs: Google Employees Use Coffee Beans to Explain Diversity Hiring

Breitbart reported on Project Veritas and their exposure of Google might have skirted hiring laws in their drive for diversity.

farmer_collecting_coffee_beansSome Google employees are using a strange analogy involving colored coffee beans to explain and promote diversity hiring, according to newly released internal documents published Wednesday by Project Veritas.

In one email exchange, a Google employee warns against sharing the document externally, citing potential legal concerns. Another found the analogy “too reductive.”

The documents are part of a larger leak from Google insider Zachary Vorhies, who turned over the documents to Project Veritas and has reportedly given more than 950 documents to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust division.

Diversity hiring has become a contentious issue at the world’s most-used search engine. Google was sued last year by a YouTube human resources employee who alleged that the company stopped hiring white and Asian male employees to technical roles in 2017 to improve employee diversity rankings throughout the company.

Former Google employee James Damore has alleged in his class-action lawsuit that Google’s definition of diversity is “women or individuals who were not Caucasian or Asian.”

Project Veritas published Wednesday an internal document titled Coffee Beans, or What Does Diversity Hiring Mean Anyway?, which relies on a complex analogy in which coffee quality must be optimized by using a blend of orange and teal-colored coffee beans. Orange beans are more abundant while teal beans are rarer.

“This document is not meant to describe an official Google policy. It is an analogy to help explain diversity hiring,” the paper states.

The document argues that in order to achieve an optimal coffee blend, “you would pick as many easily accessible ​orange​ beans as you could” but at the same time “you would spend ​more time looking for​ the ​teal​ beans, and you would ​spend more time evaluating​ them… to make sure you didn’t throw any away.”

The document concludes: “That’s what the high tech companies are doing with diversity hiring — they are looking harder for the under-represented groups and they are spending more time/effort making sure they don’t throw any of the good ones away.”

In a leaked email released by Project Veritas, one Google employee expresses the desire to share the document externally. But another cautions against it, saying that it “seems to misrepresent Google’s hiring practices in a way that could raise legal questions.”

The Google employee also expresses reservations about the analogy.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This seems too great a chance for workplace issues

Of course, but who deserves it more than an office full of liberals?

Drudge sells to Google

According to Investment Watch, Matt Drudge may have sold out to big tech.

drudgeIf you’ve noticed that @DRUDGE_REPORT isn’t the same any more, you’re not alone.

A friend writes:

“Ron, what is going on with @DRUDGE and his recently ending his decade long independent advertising agency for his website?

“He recently signed on with a Google affiliated company, which purchased Matt Drudge’s father’s website, RefDesk, as part of the deal.

“Frankly, I’m concerned this is the sole reason Drudge went mainstream and to the left: to satisfy his new advertising agency.

“The agency is called Granite Cubed. The timing of when all this went down is not a coincidence.

“I’ve been a reader of the site daily for 15 years. His entire message, his ‘tone and timbre’ shifted – full-on establishment approved at the same time the deal was made.”

When I asked my friend if I could share this, he said,

“Sure. Buzzfeed mentioned this months ago, but it got very little play. The Buzzfeed story on it was, oddly, and for the first time ever, a fluff piece for Drudge.

“Buzzfeed and its progeny have never once written about Drudge without a few gratuitous hits mocking his personal life or political views. Until now…”

(Read more at Investment Watch)

Drudge mystery: The brand lives, but who runs it and where is Matt?

The World Tribune reported in a 25 October 2019 article that others have noticed problems with Drudge.

Matt-Drudge-So, has Drudge had a falling out with the White House? Is he just angling for clicks? Has he gone further into reclusion and delegated the site to others? Or has he sold out and allowed a Google off-shoot to drive a a media giant that now overshadows the once dominant news organizations that it has linked to since its inception?

The famously reclusive Drudge attended two White House Correspondents Dinners in 2000 and 2001 and then dropped out of public view.

WorldTribune Editor Robert Morton, then also a senior editor at The Washington Times, invited him to those two dinners. “The late Andrew Breitbart was his assistant in those years and when I last saw Andrew in 2008, he said he had not seen Matt in years,” Morton said.

Drudge’s site has remained pretty much the same since its rise to prominence during the Clinton impeachment drama.

But a significant change occurred over the summer when the Drudge Report dropped its advertising representative of close to 20 years, Intermarkets, in favor of a new and unknown company Granite Cubed.

Buzzfeed News reported:

In a surprising turn, Drudge Report removed ads between the end of May and mid-July, according to Danny Rogers, a cofounder of the Global Disinformation Index, a project that’s analyzing domains to generate “risk ratings of the world’s media sites.” After noticing an absence of ads on Drudge around May 31, “we didn’t see any ads on Drudge until about July 12,” Rogers told BuzzFeed News.

“Any time a 20-year relationship comes to an end is certainly a surprising turn of events,” said Jay Friedman, president of Goodway Group, a digital agency that specializes in programmatic media buying.

Corporate records show that Granite Cubed is owned by Margaret Otto. She and her husband, Adrian, have a business association with the Drudge family that goes back years. The couple acquired Refdesk, a reference website founded by Bob Drudge, Matt’s father, in 2017. They also operated a company that began hosting the Drudge Report in 1999 and later added Breitbart as a customer. (The couple did not answer questions about whether they still own that hosting company or if it’s still hosting Drudge or Breitbart.)

Friedman said the connections between the Ottos and Drudges raise a question of whether the move to Granite Cubed is “a relationship play [or] a revenue maximization play,” given that today’s representation firms need to be “incredibly technically savvy and have a really good grasp on how to [succeed] in an automated ad market.”

Drudge was characteristically silent when emailed by BuzzFeed News for comment about his new advertising partner and the strategy for his site. His old partners were also hesitant to speak, reinforcing how one of the web’s most influential websites remains in many ways a one-man black box.

“Intermarkets no longer represents DrudgeReport.com, and it is our policy to not discuss former clients with the media,” said Kevin Lucido, the CEO of Intermarkets, which represents other conservative publishers, such as the Media Research Center and the Political Insider.

For his part, Bob Drudge said in an email, “I am retired and have no comment.”

It all makes for a startling shift for a publisher best known for a strategy rooted in changing nothing about his site’s operation. It’s also causing the ad industry to look closely at the mysterious new firm and its high-profile customer.

Author and political commentator Jerome Corsi has repeatedly tweeted about the shift in coverage, saying Drudge has “lost his mind,” “turned left,” and become a “leftist hack beating [the] impeachment drum.”

Rush Limbaugh, a friend of Matt Drudge, has also chimed in on the matter. In late August, Limbaugh told a caller that he’s repeatedly been asked about the sudden shift to the left at the Drudge Report. “My email inbox every day, ‘What’s happening to Drudge, Rush?’ ” Limbaugh said. “And I tell people, ‘Have you ever heard of clicks?’ ”

The Drudge Report, which was seen as being solidly in President Donald Trump’s corner during and after the 2016 presidential election, has recently been linking to some of the president’s fiercest critics on impeachment.

After some suggested Drudge could be turning on Trump for web traffic, Limbaugh said, “I actually don’t know,” adding that as a “professional courtesy” he doesn’t “ask him.”

(Read more at World Tribune)

With claims of harm threatened, this sounds like a cross between a thriller and a knock off of the “Blair Witch”

So my first question is, does Matt Drudge have any connection to Hillary Clinton?

If he does, he should avoid New York jails and prisons, beaches, railroads, air planes, apartment windows, rivers, lakes, and closed rooms. For more information on why Matt should exhibit such caution, refer to the Clinton Body Count — just not too loudly.

Why we all need to be Bereans regarding topics of the day


Being a modern-day Berean

First, let me define “Berean.” In the Bible’s book of Acts (specifically, in the 17th chapter), we hear of a group from Berea who looked in their Bibles to verify the preaching of Paul.

The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. (Acts 17:10‭-‬11 NASB)

So, to be Berean is to be studious and open to the truth. Hopefully, that will include you, at some point.

Christians have no mandate to avoid interracial marriage

Next, let me explain how I came upon this topic. Recently, I came upon a post at The Domain for Truth where SlimJim asked “Is it OK to marry a Moabite?”

Whether my reply was prompted by a leading of the Holy Spirit in response to a need someone else had or the reply was a demonstration of my own hubris, I wish I could tell you. Nonetheless, to the question, I responded:

Wouldn’t the best response be to see that God forbids spiritual adultery (aka, marrying outside of the faith), but does not really see the skin.

One proof of this might be Ruth, who was of another race than Boaz, but of the same faith. Likewise, Moses married a Cushite (who, obviously was of another race, but, as far as we know, must have converted to the faith of Moses).

When I considered my response at The Domain for Truth, it seemed weak considering my lack of outside citations and Bible references.

Therefore, this post should provide a more reasoned response to today’s version of “Is it OK to marry a Moabite?” Let me start by using a post I had once abandoned.

An answer through an old article that I once meant to post with comments

Although this article is a bit dated, this 4 September 2019 FaithWire article may do Christians a service by telling the whole story of error, repentance, and redemption of a ill-informed Christian business owner who later corrected her course.

A lot of the headlines coming out of Mississippi over the weekend were about racism and religion after the owner of a wedding venue denied an interracial couple access to her space, citing her “Christian belief” that such a union is counter-biblical. But the untold story here is one of forgiveness, humility, and understanding.

LaKambriaWelchLaKambria Welch told Deep South Voice magazine on Sunday that she drove to Boone’s Camp Event Hall in Booneville after the venue told her brother via Facebook that he wouldn’t be allowed to hold his upcoming nuptials there “because of [the company’s] beliefs.”

The crux of the cordial conversation was this comment from the venue staffer: “We don’t do gay weddings or mixed race, because of our Christian race — I mean, our Christian belief.” Welch simply listened politely.

interracialWelch’s brother and his fiancée, who is white, had been considering the event space as a possible venue for their wedding and had been in communication with the owner of the space for about a week, according to NBC News. It wasn’t until the venue owner discovered the couple’s skin colors through Facebook that she attempted to talk with them in person.

All of those details have been widely reported. But here’s what hasn’t been shared very much: it’s harder to hate up close, and the owner of the Mississippi wedding space learned that over the weekend.

Welch, who is also a Christian, was kind and forgiving.

“I’ve stated that I am a Christian as well,” she told NBC News. “So, growing up, my grandmother would always tell me to forgive, even without an apology. I’ve always lived by that with everything.”

But the venue owner did apologize. In fact, she went home and took out her Bible to research the issue herself — to reexamine the perspectives she had, to determine if they were really biblical or actually just the racist remnants of a bygone culture.

She discussed the issue with her husband and her pastor.

She then shared her shifted beliefs in a transparent and thoughtful Facebook post to the wedding venue’s fan page:

As a child growing up in Mississippi, our racial boundaries that were unstated were that of staying with your own race. This was never verbally spoken, but it was an understood subject. On Saturday, my husband asked me to show him in the Bible where it was located as to the content concerning biracial relationships.

I studied for a minute and began to think about the history of my learning this and where it came from. I was unable to recall instances where the Bible was used, giving a verse that would support my decision.

After searching Saturday evening, Saturday night, most of the day Sunday and sitting down with my pastor Sunday night after church, I have come to the conclusion my decision, which was based on what I had thought was correct to be supported by the Bible, was incorrect! I have, for many years, stood firm on my Christian faith not knowing that biracial relationships were NEVER mentioned in the Bible! […]

As my Bible reads, there are 2 requirements for a marriage and race has nothing to do with either! All of the years I had “assumed” in my mind that I was correct, but have never taken the opportunity to research and find whether this was correct or incorrect until now.

As for the engaged couple, they have decided they won’t be getting married at the Booneville location, but the interaction certainly sparked a positive change in the owner of the venue.

(Read more at FaithWire)

While this article does provide a source-less response the question of “Is it OK to marry a Moabite?” of the blog post, it does not address the question as posed by today’s crowd. Specifically, it does not ask whether gay marriage is biblical.

You see, an allowance to marry inter-culturally does not mask the need to limit marriage to one man and one woman

As I searched for articles to buttress my views on people questioning intercultural marriage, I most often came upon articles questioning or providing secular support to same-sex marriage. And while there is no question that, at this time, there is full legal acceptance of same-sex marriage within the United States, there is also no question about the teachings of the Bible and Jesus on the matter.

Jesus calls marriage an institution between a man and a woman, but does not mention race or culture

To narrow down what the Bible says about marriage, why not start with what Jesus says?

But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother, and the two shall become one flesh; so they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Mark 10:5-9 NASB)

Had Jesus supported same-sex marriage (which was part of Greek culture of the time), He could have replaced “male and female” with “a couple.” Additionally, He spoke of the permanence of marriage by referring to the fact that men should not divide what God has put together. Therefore, unlike America’s model of marriage and divorce, Jesus mapped an institution of permanence. Nonetheless, in an area where most people spoke Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and other languages, nothing is mentioned forbidding cross-cultural marriage.

The text in Matthew presents somewhat a similar picture.

Jesus said, “He said to them, “Have you not read that He Who made them in the first place made them man and woman? It says, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and his mother and will live with his wife. The two will become one.’ So they are no longer two but one. Let no man divide what God has put together.” (Matthew 19:4-6 NASB)

However, in verses 8 and 9, Jesus makes allowances for the hard of heart. If your spouse commits adultery, you can divorce that spouse. However, this provision was provided for those who could not find it within themselves to forgive a cheating spouse. This was not a mandate. Additionally, being a Christian and not forgiving others could be a topic for another day. Nonetheless, the option of divorce was provided for adultery.

He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.
(Matthew 19:8‭-‬9 NASB)

Still nothing is mentioned forbidding cross-cultural marriage.

The New Testament calls for believers to marry within the faith

In 2 Corinthians, we are told to refrain from alliances with those who do not believe in Christ. This means no marriages with unbelievers, no business alliances, and no other pairings.

Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14 NASB)

However, if believers of any race present themselves for marriage, they are qualified to marry as defined in the Bible.

On the other side of this overall debate on marriage, there are multiple verses within both the Old and New Testaments forbidding homosexual acts and behavior (e.g., Romans 1:24–27; 1 Corinthians 6:9–10; Leviticus 18:22; and a number of other passages). Therefore, there would be an equal prohibition against gay marriage by the Church.

God, in the Old Testament, specifically does not forbid interracial marriage, but does stand behind Moses as a prophet when he chose such a wife

In the case of Moses, after the death of his first wife, he married a Cushite (a woman from present-day Ethiopia).

Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married (for he had married a Cushite woman); and they said, “Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us as well?” And the Lord heard it. (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.) Suddenly the Lord said to Moses and Aaron and to Miriam, “You three come out to the tent of meeting.” So the three of them came out. Then the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud and stood at the doorway of the tent, and He called Aaron and Miriam. When they had both come forward, He said,

“Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord , shall make Myself known to him in a vision. I shall speak with him in a dream. Not so, with My servant Moses, He is faithful in all My household; With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses?”

So the anger of the Lord burned against them and He departed. But when the cloud had withdrawn from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow. As Aaron turned toward Miriam, behold, she was leprous. Then Aaron said to Moses, “Oh, my Lord, I beg you, do not account this sin to us, in which we have acted foolishly and in which we have sinned. Oh, do not let her be like one dead, whose flesh is half eaten away when he comes from his mother’s womb!”
(Numbers 12:1‭-‬12 NASB)

Although this account does not relate whether the second wife of Moses became a believer (although I will assume that she did, due to what God says in Deuteronomy 7:1-4), it does make clear that Moses married a woman of another culture and race. It also makes clear that God defended the decision of Moses to marry that woman even when Miriam and Aaron did not accept.

When God brought Moses to the edge of the Promised Land, God warned to not marry the unfaithful people who were in the land

As the People of God prepared to enter the Promised Land, God had at least one thing to say about marriage. And this word on marriage centered on how these unfaithful people might draw the people of God away from the true God.

When the Lord your God brings you into the land where you are entering to possess it, and clears away many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and stronger than you, and when the Lord your God delivers them before you and you defeat them, then you shall utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them and show no favor to them. Furthermore, you shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor shall you take their daughters for your sons. For they will turn your sons away from following Me to serve other gods; then the anger of the Lord will be kindled against you and He will quickly destroy you. (Deuteronomy 7:1-4 NASB)

The reason that Israelites were not to intermarry was “they will turn your sons away from following Me to serve other gods …”

When it comes to one famous Israelite and his former Moabite wife

In the case of one pair of King David’s and Jesus’ ancestors (Boaz and Ruth), the marriage between a prominent Israelite and a former Moabite was a gift from God for the following reasons:

      1. First, Ruth, the Moabitess, had accepted God as her God.

        But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. (Ruth 1:16 NASB)

      2. Second, Ruth found that Boaz could be her kinsman-redeemer when her mother-in-law informed her of the possibility. Therefore, in that patriarchal society, Ruth had Boaz to redeem her (just as Christ redeems the believer).

        Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you? Now is not Boaz our kinsman, with whose maids you were? Behold, he winnows barley at the threshing floor tonight. (Ruth 3:1‭-‬2 NASB)

      3. Third, after Ruth presented herself to Boaz, Boaz sought out a closer relative and got him to agree to let Boaz redeem Ruth.

        Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz spoke was passing by, so he said, “Turn aside, friend, sit down here.” And he turned aside and sat down. So the closest relative said to Boaz, “Buy it for yourself.” And he removed his sandal. Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, “You are witnesses today that I have bought from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and Mahlon. (Ruth 4:1‭, ‬8‭-‬9 NASB)

      4. Everything was done by the book. Therefore, this marriage between one faithful Israelite and one former Moabite resulted in God’s will.

        All the people who were in the court, and the elders, said, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, both of whom built the house of Israel; and may you achieve wealth in Ephrathah and become famous in Bethlehem. Moreover, may your house be like the house of Perez whom Tamar bore to Judah, through the offspring which the Lord will give you by this young woman.” So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife, and he went in to her. And the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son. Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed is the Lord who has not left you without a redeemer today, and may his name become famous in Israel. May he also be to you a restorer of life and a sustainer of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.” (Ruth 4:11‭-‬15 NASB)

Several proofs of apostasy


God says: “You shall have no other gods before me

However, Presbyterian seminary promotes worshiping plants

We find that Reform Charlotte reports in an 18 September 2019 article describing how an apostate seminary has started the politically-correct practice of worshiping plants.

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If you want a glimpse of where the Southern Baptist Convention is heading barring a merciful hand-slap from God, just watch the liberal denominations. Recently, Reformation Charlotte reported on a liberal Presbyterian church that placed a pagan deity in their sanctuary. No doubt, idolatry and progressivism go hand-in-hand.

Union seminary — which was home to the father of modern Black Liberation Theology, James Cone — is by far one of the most downgraded seminaries in the US today. It has completely abandoned the gospel in favor of social justice. It comes, therefore, as no surprise that the seminary would abandon God in favor of idols.

What’s interesting, however, is the particular path they’ve chosen for their idolatry and their unique form of idol worship. It is peculiar, and not something we’ve seen in anything that claims Christianity — at least not in Western Civilization.

Plant and animal worship is typically unique to Eastern mysticism as well as Native American and other forms of animism. According to this definition, which I believe sums it up quite well,

Animism is the doctrine that every natural thing in the universe has a soul. If you believe in animism, you believe that ostriches, cactuses, mountains, and thunder are all spiritual beings.

(Read more at Reform Charlotte)

Even though the Church is under grace and not the law, breaking this law could be blasphemy

Because this act fits squarely in with attributing the work of the Holy Spirit to anyone else, Union Seminary‘s little politically-correct act rightly defines as blasphemy.

As any believer might attest, this worship and adoration should only go toward the members of the Trinity (Exodus 34:14; Psalm 81:9; John 4:23; Philippians 3:3; Hebrews 1:6; Revelation 19:10).

Hat tip to Watchman73

Not considering either Leviticus 20:13; 1 Corinthians 6:9; or 1 Timothy 1:8-11 — “Churches” accept sexual deviation

Southern Baptist Church Now Accepting Gay Church Members

Through the reporting of Pulpit and Pen, we find that

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Pastor Jim Conrad of the Towne View Baptist Church in Kennesaw Georgia announced the changes to the Southern Baptist Church’s polity on Sunday. The Southern Baptist Convention has been softening its tone on homosexuality since Russell Moore broke bread with homosexuals in 2014 (Albert Mohler embraced the language of ‘orientation’ and “repented” for having support ‘reparative therapy’ at the same conference). Since then, SBC employees and fellows for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) have even publicly supported the pro-gay Christian Revoice Conference.

While God calls us to minister to a lost world, we have forgotten the command to select leaders who are beyond reproach

Over the last few years, there has been a focus on the love of God (1 John 4:8). However, at the same time, there has been a seemingly willful ignorance of the holiness of God (2 Corinthians 7:1; Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8; and many other verses).

Similar to the way we have forgotten the justice of God, people have forgotten the high standards for leadership with the Church. Somehow the requirement that leaders “must be the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not addicted to wine …” (1 Timothy 3:2-3).

Therefore, although we must reach out to the lost person (Jude 1:23; Matthew 28:19; and many other verses) as they currently live and we must offer a better way.

New Jersey Catholic Church celebrates LGBT ‘Pride Mass’

Breitbart reports in a 1 July 2019 article how a New Jersey Catholic church celebrated a “Pride Mass” for the LGBT community of Hoboken.

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Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Hoboken celebrated a special “Pride Mass” on Sunday, highlighting a growing rift among the Catholic community over homosexuality.

Despite the Catholic Church’s condemnation of homosexual activity, local media reported, the Pride Mass “signifies an acknowledgement of dramatically shifting views, not only within the Catholic community but Hoboken itself.”

“Once a hardscrabble blue-collar town, decades of socioeconomic transformation have created a relatively cosmopolitan environment when compared to Hoboken’s more parochial past,” the report stated.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Although some would like to point to our Divine creation, they conveniently forget about our common fallen nature

While some might want to point out how we were “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14) — those same people forget our tendency to fulfill the appetites of the flesh (Ephesians 2:3; James 1:5; and other verses) and our capacity to fall short of perfection (Romans 3:23; Romans 2:12; Psalm 51:4; and other verses).

Although we don’t need open acceptance of sin, we need open acceptance of sinners.

Not taking aggressive steps, just taking steps to observe and protect — a pastor comes under arrest

Pastor’s arrest at ‘drag queen story hour’ headed for trial

OneNewsNow reports in a 20 September 2019 article how a pastor has been denied the freedom of attending a “drag queen story hour.”

A pastor’s criminal charges are moving forward in an Oregon municipal court after a judge refused to dismiss the case against him.

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Afshin Yaghtin, who is represented by the Pacific Justice Institute, is charged with obstructing justice after Spokane police officers arrested him in June outside a public library, where protesters and counter-protesters were gathered to face off over a “drag queen story hour” event.

Yaghtin claims he was not there as a protester but wanted to enter the library to observe the controversial event, which means law enforcement potentially punished him unlawfully.

OneNewsNow reported in an August story that PJI attorney Jorge Ramos was filing a motion to dismiss the case.

“This pastor didn’t do anything illegal,” says PJI attorney Brad Dacus. “He wasn’t protesting. He didn’t have a bullhorn. He didn’t have a sign. He just wanted to enter the public library to watch a public event where the public was invited to attend.”

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

If we were devoted to protecting the powerless children, there would be no corner for this to occur

Various verses command us to protect the powerless (Psalm 82:3; Isaiah 1:17; Isaiah 35:3; and many other verses). Therefore, our protection of the very young should be unquestionable. Instead, we are too mesmerized by media and too otherwise preoccupied to take a stand.

If we were devoted to one another in brotherly love, would we overlook the Islamist scourge against churches in Africa?

Islamist Mob Burns Christian Church to the Ground in Cameroon

Breitbart reports in a 19 September 2019 article of a Cameroon Islamist mob that burned a Christian church to the ground.

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A mob of some 100 militants of the Islamic terror group Boko Haram raided and torched a church in the far north of Cameroon, local media reported Wednesday.

On the night of 14 to 15 September, the Boko Haram raiders attacked the local church of the Union of Evangelical Churches in the village of Krawa Mafa, burning it to the ground.

Along with the church building, the jihadists burned 50 concessions, stole some 200 goats and sheep, and slaughtered one steer, reports stated.

Though aware of the attack, the local Cameroon military did not attempt to engage the terrorists since they found themselves severely outnumbered. There has been an upsurge of jihadist activity in this border region whose local security forces are understaffed due to a reduction in personnel.

The national government has been asked to take steps to remedy this deficit but so far no action has been taken.

The kidnapping of Catholic priests has also become widespread in Cameroon’s two western regions since the outbreak of an armed conflict in 2017 that has resulted in hundreds of deaths.

(Read more at Breitbart)

If a brother needs help and all you have is platitudes, what use is that?

As we are told in James 2:15-16, our faith needs works. Although works will not save us, works give an evidence of our faith to the outside world.

Often, that becomes a key part of our method of convincing others for Christ.

They said they just wanted a place at the table …


Liberals said they just wanted a place at the political table, but now they want to exclude anyone with whom they disagree

The latest Google blacklist includes the Daily Caller, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, The Christian Post, and so many more

OneNewsNow points out through a 15 August 2019 article how liberals at Google have directed Internet traffic away from conservative sites like Rush Limbaugh, the Daily Caller, and The Christian Post.

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Silicon Valley is known as a mecca for left-wing progressives but evidence keeps growing that Big Tech really despises conservatives.

A crisis of conscience prompted Zach Vorhies, a Google senior software engineer, to go to James O’Keefe at Project Veritas – first anonymously, but now publicly – with hundreds of documents that prove the anti-conservative bias at the search engine behemoth.

Vorhies told O’Keefe that conservative news sites have become the latest target.

“This is a blacklist,” he said of the targeted sites, “one of many blacklists that are at Google.”

Google’s influence on the Internet is staggering — it averages a couple hundred million searches per hour — but the rogue Google engineer advised that blacklisting blocks websites such as The Christian Post and The Daily Caller beneath the Google search bar.

Among other organizations targeted are The Gateway Pundit and LifeNews, and conservative talk hosts Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

Google is also playing god with the Left, too, restricting access to liberal groups such as Media Matters on the basis that it promotes only “mainstream” news organizations via its Google News service.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

If any liberalism survives, we need to return to classic liberalism that stood on the liberal exchange of ideas

For America to survive, we must conserve our once liberal thought: a freedom of sharing information and advancement of civil liberties under the rule of law with an emphasis on economic freedom.

Google obviously does not believe enough in the persuasive power of its own side’s ideas enough to promote those ideas. Rather, Google chose to blacklist political commentators, bloggers, and news organizations who seek the truth rather than cover for Democrats. Luckily, there is a whistleblower at Google and several honest news outlets available through Project Veritas and Christianity Today, who provided the blacklist.

Once you have seen the list, you might consider how Google’s side includes gaffe machine Joe Biden, wild-haired Bernie, and Lie-a-watha — then you might start to understand why Google chose to undercut the competition rather than try to argue for their own side.

Although I will always forcefully advocate for Christianity, I will also fight for everyone else’s freedom to err. I am following my God and my God is a gentleman who does not force Himself on the unbelieving. Unlike Google and advocates of Sharia law, I will follow God’s model.

Radical Muslims said they just wanted a place at the American table, but now they want to eliminate Jews and those who do not believe in Islam

Report: Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib display more anti-Semitism

Breitbart discusses in a 17 August 2019 article an anti-Semitic cartoon shared by Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

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Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) both reportedly shared an antisemitic cartoon by an artist who participated in Iran’s Holocaust denial contest on their respective Instagram accounts on Friday, according to Forward editor Batya Ungar-Sargon.

Ungar-Sargon noticed that Omar and Tlaib had each shared the image on their Instagram “stories.” Both were barred from entering Israel Thursday because of their support for the “boycott, divestment, sanctions” (BDS) movement. Tlaib then applied for a humanitarian visa so she could visit her grandmother in a Palestinian village, promising not to promote boycotts of Israel while traveling there. Her request was granted, but she then turned down the offer Friday, claiming that Israel was trying to silence her.

The cartoon Omar and Tlaib reportedly shared shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his hand over Tlaib’s mouth, and U.S. President Donald Trump with his hand over Omar’s mouth. Both leaders are shushing the congresswomen. A Star of David — the symbol of the Jewish faith — appears in the center of the image, implying that Jews are responsible for the act of silencing.

The image is antisemitic on its face. The theme of Jews controlling world leaders, who in turn do their bidding, especially in suppressing criticism, has been a common theme in antisemitic propaganda since Nazi Germany, and remains a frequent feature of antisemitic cartoons in the Arab and Muslim world. The New York Times faced criticism for a similar antisemitic cartoon it published in its international edition in April.

Making matters worse, as Ungar-Sargon pointed out, is the fact that this particular cartoonist, Carlos Latuff, won second place at a contest held by Iran in 2006 at which contestants drew caricatures denying the Holocaust. The contest was held in response to a Danish newspaper’s contest to draw images of Mohammed, which is prohibited by Islamic law, to challenge the self-censorship of Western media. Iran has promoted Holocaust denial as official policy; its president at the time, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was notorious for his habit of denying the Holocaust.

(Read more at Breitbart)

These women speak as if we don’t know their history or that of Miftah

When these women complain, they seem to forget that the rest of the world has access to their own hateful comments and the history of the groups they choose to join.

Therefore, Rashida Talib, don’t think that we have forgotten your call for the one-state solution (elimination of Israel). Don’t think that we’ve forgotten your tweet accusing US representatives of dual loyalty due to their support of Israel. Despite the millions of Arab, Muslim Israelis, you claim that Israel discriminates against “darker skinned” peoples. We also remember how you get a “calming feeling” when you think of the Holocaust. Likewise, we remember your false claim that Palestinians gave Jews a “safe haven” from the Holocaust.

If bad company corrupts good morals, what will the bad company of Hamas supporters and Miftah (who proudly praised female suicide bombers and pushed the medieval blood libel). Why haven’t we heard of the pride of Miftah, one of whom killed 13 Israeli children on a bus or another who killed multiple children in an Israeli pizza parlor? Since this is the group that would have led both you (Tlaib) and your friend (Omar) on your tour, why haven’t we heard of this group?

When it comes to Ilhan Omar (if you want to call her that, rather than the true name that she lied about when escaping her past), then don’t forget her now-deleted tweet:

Also don’t forget how she refused to back down from her first tweet and added in a response to a detractor:

Drawing attention to the apartheid Israeli regime is far from hating Jews. You are a hateful sad man, I pray to Allah you get the help you need and find happiness.

In February, she tweeted (but subsequently deleted) “It’s all about the Benjamin’s, baby” in reference to her false claim that a pro-Israel group was bribing Congress. Later, she tweeted a complaint that she should not have to “pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee.” (To this, I would remind the woman that it is in the interest of this republic to support the only democracy in the Middle East. Additionally, we benefit from ongoing friendliness toward us — as opposed to the antagonism of Syria, Iran, and other Islamic states — and their prosperity.)

Miftah, a terrorist-supporting group, would have sponsored Tlaib & Omar to Israel

In a 19 August 2019 OneNewsNow article, we find a few details about the group that would have sponsored the radical Muslim Congresswomen.

One fact reportedly “whitewashed” by the mainstream media in all its coverage about the trip Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) planned to Israel is that it was sponsored by an Islamic terrorism-supporting group.

The two Muslim congresswomen did not plan their trip via the conventional bipartisan route.

“The most important element of the story is the fact that two American congresswomen shunned a bipartisan congressional delegation to Israel to go on an independent trip to Israel sponsored by vicious anti-Semites,” National Review reported. “Another important element of the story is that – as of [Friday] – the mainstream media have whitewashed Omar and Tlaib’s vile associations.”

The Washington Examiner reported that only one of seven Associated Press reports on the Omar-Tlaib Israel visit mentioned Miftah, with the six others merely calling it a Palestinian advocacy group – similar to reports by the New York Times. The Los Angeles Times and Washington Post both referred to Miftah as “a nonprofit organization headed by Palestinian lawmaker” with the latter associating it to “longtime peace negotiator Hanan Ashrawi.” Reuters, ABC News and Yahoo did not mention Miftah’s anti-Semitic nature and Bloomberg News omitted its mention entirely.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

Miftah glorifies these terrorists

In a 16 August 2019 National Review article, we find some of the particulars about Miftah:

The group celebrates terrorists, including an evil woman who helped murder 13 Israeli children. In an article titled “Let Us Honor Our Own,” a Miftah contributor describes Dalal Al Mughrabi as “a Palestinian fighter who was killed during a military operation against Israel in 1978” and as one of the Palestinian people’s “national heroes.”

The so-called “military operation” is more widely known as the “Coastal Road Massacre,” a bus hijacking that resulted in the deaths of 38 Israeli civilians, including 13 children.

Al Mughrabi is hardly the only terrorist Miftah celebrates. It described female suicide bomber Wafa Idrees as the “the beginning of a string of Palestinian women dedicated to sacrificing their lives for the cause.” It singles out for recognition Hanadi Jaradat, a woman who blew herself up in a restaurant, killing 21 people (including four children).

The founder of Miftah herself, Ms. Ashrawi, excused jihadist violence by telling an interviewer that “you cannot somehow adopt the language of either the international community or the occupier by describing anybody who resists as terrorist.”

And of course Miftah published an article asking whether Israel was a proper homeland for the Jewish people:

(Read more at the National Review)

Murder must never be glorified

We can never allow murder to be glorified, no matter what the Quran, Hadith, and Sira say regarding killing of unbelievers — Christians must never abandon grace when dealing with offenses against ourselves. Although I believe that we have a duty to protect the defenseless (as shown in Psalm 82:3-4; Proverbs 24:11-12 and 31:8-9; and Matthew 7:12 and 18:14 [and many other verses]) and are given liberty to protect ourselves (as shown in Luke 22:36), we must primarily be ministers of grace.

The gay community once said that they just wanted to have an equal seat at the table, but now they require everyone to agree with them

Teacher’s rejection of student’s gender identity prompts training

According to a 19 August 2019 article at Houston Fox affiliate KRIV, a Florida school district will require re-education of a teacher for unapproved opinions.

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Teachers and staff in a Florida school district will be given additional diversity training after a high school math instructor refused to call a transgender student by her chosen gender identity.

First Coast News in Jacksonville reports that teacher Thomas Caggiano wrote in an email to the student “I will NOT refer to you with female pronouns … If this is not acceptable for you, change classes.”

Caggiano wouldn’t comment to the television station.

Sandalwood High School Principal Dr. Saryn Hatcher promised to “handle” it and wrote to the student that her wishes would be honored.

Duval County Public Schools spokeswoman Laureen Ricks says the teacher’s behavior is inconsistent with the district’s policy and expectations. She calls it a teachable moment and says staff will undergo additional diversity training.

(Read the original at Fox26)

We have to admit that we saw this coming

As early as 2006, the Huguenins of Elaine Photography were sued for not providing wedding photography to a gay couple. Soon thereafter, Baronelle Stutzman, Melissa Klein, and many other bakers found themselves in the crosshairs of the radical gay agenda for refusing to participate in gay weddings.

The ink on the Obergefell versus Hodges decision in the Supreme Court had hardly dried and so, therefore, the “right” of gays to marry had only recently been recognized when Kentucky’s Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Never mind that there were numerous counties across Kentucky where marriage licenses were being handed out.

So, it comes as no surprise that teachers are being sent to re-education for not toeing the gay line.

Antifa never wanted to negotiate — they just wanted to put their opponents under the table. Now Oregon police arrest Prayer leaders

Joey Gibson, Patriot Prayer leader, turns self in to jail

Oregon Live reports in a 17 August 2019 article how Joey Gibson, a leader at Patriot Prayer, turned himself in to jail because he has been linked to a fight outside of a Portland bar.

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Joey Gibson, leader of Vancouver-based right-wing group Patriot Prayer, turned himself in to the downtown Portland jail Friday in connection with charges linked to a May Day melee outside a Portland bar.

Before entering the Multnomah County Detention Center, Gibson held a news conference outside the jail drawing about two dozen people. Wearing a hat with a label that read “what goes around comes around” and a t-shirt with Bible verse “John 3:16”, Gibson told spectators that he believed he was being unfairly targeted and he was innocent of engaging in or inciting any violence on May 1 outside of Cider Riot.

“I stood on a sidewalk and was assaulted numerous times,” Gibson, 35, said. “This is without a doubt an attack on the First Amendment.”

He also urged people to attend Saturday demonstrations in downtown Portland, to not engage in violence, and if they’re arrested, to do so while in the midst of peaceful protest.

Gibson said he was on the fence on whether to attend before learning of his riot charge Thursday. He was being held in jail on $5,000 bail and released after posting bail at 3:50 p.m., jail staff said.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in court Monday.

“Patriot Prayer and their affiliates showed up, and started pepper-spraying people on our property,” said Cider Riot owner Abram Goldman-Armstrong.

(Read more at Oregon Live)

A differing message from Patriot Prayer and Steven Crowder

When we go to the Patriot Prayer Facebook page, they say:

As Joey Gibson (Freedom & God activist) was walking the streets of Portland trying to get to his ride, antifa spots him. Within minutes an entire mob surrounds him. Some are polite, some are not.

Joey Gibson is being politically charged with a felony for exercising his right to stand on a public sidewalk and record people at the Antifa bar called “Cider Riot!”. Cider Riot fundraises, recruits, and hosts events for Rose City Antifa and other organizations that advocate for violence against Christians and conservatives. He stood there and recorded while the bar employees and customers pepper sprayed Gibson. None of them were arrested.

See Gibson turn himself in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENCpVmh4ZfU&t=3s

See the video from that day here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmunmUuVw0Q&t=12s

Donate to legal fund here: https://gogetfunding.com/legal-fees-for-joey-gibsonpatriot…/

Footage from Stumptown matters:

From the Steven Crowder, we get the following videographic compilation of evidence:

Observations on the El Paso and Dayton shootings


Walmart shooter manifesto: a madman’s rant

Drudge Report provided all of the text of the purported El Paso shooter. This way, each of us can read this piece (which has been confirmed to have been loaded by the shooter onto 8chan) and decide what parts of the “news” actually checks out.

WALMART SHOOTER MANIFESTO

Sat Aug 03 2019 22:31:51 ET

The Inconvenient Truth

About Me

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In general, I support the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto. This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas. They are the instigators, not me. I am simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion. Some people will think this statement is hypocritical because of the nearly complete ethnic and cultural destruction brought to the Native Americans by our European ancestors, but this just reinforces my point. The natives didn’t take the invasion of Europeans seriously, and now what’s left is just a shadow of what was. My motives for this attack are not at all personal. Actually the Hispanic community was not my target before I read The Great Replacement. This manifesto will cover the political and economic reasons behind the attack, my gear, my expectations of what response this will generate and my personal motivations and thoughts.

Political Reasons

In short, America is rotting from the inside out, and peaceful means to stop this seem to be nearly impossible. The inconvenient truth is that our leaders, both Democrat AND Republican, have been failing us for decades. They are either complacent or involved in one of the biggest betrayals of the American public in our history. The takeover of the United States government by unchecked corporations. I could write a ten page essay on all the damage these corporations have caused, but here is what is important. Due to the death of the baby boomers, the increasingly anti-immigrant rhetoric of the right and the ever increasing Hispanic population, America will soon become a one party-state. The Democrat party will own America and they know it. They have already begun the transition by pandering heavily to the Hispanic voting bloc in the 1st Democratic Debate. They intend to use open borders, free healthcare for illegals, citizenship and more to enact a political coup by importing and then legalizing millions of new voters. With policies like these, the Hispanic support for Democrats will likely become nearly unanimous in the future. The heavy Hispanic population in Texas will make us a Democrat stronghold. Losing Texas and a few other states with heavy Hispanic population to the Democrats is all it would take for them to win nearly every presidential election. Although the Republican Party is also terrible. Many factions within the Republican Party are pro-corporation. Pro-corporation = pro-immigration. But some factions within the Republican Party don’t prioritize corporations over our future. So the Democrats are nearly unanimous with their support of immigration while the Republicans are divided over it. At least with Republicans, the process of mass immigration and citizenship can be greatly reduced.

Economic Reasons

In short, immigration can only be detrimental to the future of America. Continued immigration will make one of the biggest issues of our time, automation, so much worse. Some sources say that in under two decades, half of American jobs will be lost to it. Of course some people will be retrained, but most will not. So it makes no sense to keep on letting millions of illegal or legal immigrants flood into the United States, and to keep the tens of millions that are already here. Invaders who also have close to the highest birthrate of all ethnicities in America. In the near future, America will have to initiate a basic universal income to prevent widespread poverty and civil unrest as people lose their jobs. Joblessness in itself is a source of civil unrest. The less dependents on a government welfare system, the better. The lower the unemployment rate, the better. Achieving ambitions social projects like universal healthcare and UBI would become far more likely to succeed if tens of millions of dependents are removed.

Even though new migrants do the dirty work, their kids typically don’t. They want to live the American Dream which is why they get college degrees and fill higher-paying skilled positions. This is why corporations lobby for even more illegal immigration even after decades of it of happening. They need to keep replenishing the low-skilled labor pool. Even as migrant children flood skilled jobs, Corporations make this worse by lobbying for even more work visas to be issued for skilled foreign workers to come here. Recently, the senate under a REPUBLICAN administration has greatly increased the number of foreign workers that will take American jobs. Remember that both Democrats and Republicans support immigration and work visas. Corporations need to keep replenishing the labor pool for both skilled and unskilled jobs to keep wages down. So Automation is a good thing as it will eliminate the need for new migrants to fill unskilled jobs. Jobs that American s can’t survive on anyway. Automation can and would replace millions of low-skilled jobs if immigrants were deported. This source of competition for skilled labor from immigrants and visa holders around the world has made a very difficult situation even worse for natives as they compete in the skilled job market. To compete, people have to get better credentials by spending more time in college. It used to be that a high school degree was worth something. Now a bachelor’s degree is what’s recommended to be competitive in the job market. The cost of college degrees has exploded as their value has plummeted.

This has led to a generation of indebted, overqualified students filling menial, low paying and unfulfilling jobs. Of course these migrants and their children have contributed to the problem, but are not the sole cause of it.

The American lifestyle affords our citizens an incredible quality of life. However, our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country. The decimation of the environment is creating a massive burden for future generations. Corporations are heaing the destruction of our environment by shamelessly over harvesting resources. This has been a problem for decades. For example, this phenomenon is brilliantly portrayed in the decades old classic “The Lorax”. Water sheds around the country, especially in agricultural areas, are being depleted. Fresh water is being polluted from farming and oil drilling operations. Consumer culture is creating thousands of tons of unnecessary plastic waste and electronic waste, and recycling to help slow this down is almost non-existent. Urban sprawl create s inefficient cities which unnecessarily destroys millions of acres of land. We even use god knows how many trees worth of paper towels just wipe water off our hands. Everything I have seen and heard in my short life has led me to believe that the average American isn’t willing to change their lifestyle, even if the changes only cause a slight inconvenience. The government is unwilling to tackle these issues beyond empty promises since they are owned by corporations. Corporations that also like immigration because more people means a bigger market for their products. I just want to say that I love the people of this country, but god damn most of y’all are just too stubborn to change your lifestyle. So the next
logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources. If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable.

Gear

Main gun: AK47 (WASR 10) – I realized pretty quickly that this isn’t a great choice since it’s the civilian version of the ak47. It’s not designed to shoot rounds quickly, so it overheats massively after about 100 shots fired in quick succession. I’ll have to use a heat-resistant glove to get around this.

8m3 bullet: This bullet, unlike pretty much any other 7.62×39 bullet, actually fragments like a pistol hollow point when shot out of an ak47 at the cost of penetration. Penetration is still reasonable, but not nearly as high as a normal ak47 bullet. The ak47 is definitely a bad choice without this bullet design, and may still be with it.

Other gun(if I get one): Ar15 – Pretty much any variation of this gun doesn’t heat up nearly as fast as the AK47. The round of this gun isn’t designed to fragment, but instead tumbles inside a target causing lethal wounding. This gun is probably better, but I wanted to explore different options. The ar15 is probably the best gun for military applications but this isn’t a military application.

This will be a test of which is more lethal, either it’s fragmentation or tumbling.

I didn’t spend much time at all preparing for this attack. Maybe a month, probably less. I have do this before I lose my nerve. I figured that an under-prepared attack and a meh manifesto is better than no attack and no manifesto

Reaction

Statistically, millions of migrants have returned to their home countries to reunite with the family they lost contact with when they moved to America. They come here as economic immigrants, not for asylum reasons. This is an encouraging sign that the Hispanic population is willing to return to their home countries if given the right incentive. An incentive that myself and many other patriotic Americans will provide. This will remove the threat of the Hispanic voting bloc which will make up for the loss of millions of baby boomers. This will also make the elites that run corporations realize that it’s not in their interest to continue piss off Americans. Corporate America doesn’t need to be destroyed, but just shown that they are on the wrong side of history. That if they don’t bend, they will break.

Personal Reasons and Thoughts

My whole life I have been preparing for a future that currently doesn’t exist. The job of my dreams will likely be automated. Hispanics will take control of the local and state government of my beloved Texas, changing policy to better suit their needs. They will turn Texas into an instrument of a political coup which will hasten the destruction of our country. The environment is getting worse by the year. If you take nothing else from this document, remember this: INACTION IS A CHOICE. I can no longer bear the shame of inaction knowing that our founding fathers have endowed me with the rights needed to save our country from the brink destruction. Our European comrades don’t have the gun rights needed to repel the millions of invaders that plaque their country. They have no choice but to sit by and watch their countries burn.

America can only be destroyed from the inside-out.

If our country falls, it will be the fault of traitors. This is why I see my actions as faultless. Because this isn’t an act of imperialism but an act of preservation. America is full of hypocrites who will blast my actions as the sole result of racism and hatred of other countries, despite the extensive evidence of all the problems these invaders cause and will cause. People who are hypocrites because they support imperialistic wars that have caused the loss of tens of thousands of American lives and untold numbers of civilian lives. The argument that mass murder is okay when it is state sanctioned is absurd. Our government has killed a whole lot more people for a whole lot less. Even if other non-immigrant targets would have a greater impact, I can’t bring myself to kill my fellow Americans. Even the Americans that seem hell-bent on destroying our country. Even if they are shameless race mixers, massive polluters, haters of our collective values, etc. One day they will see error of their ways. Either when American patriots fail to reform our country and it collapses or when we save it. But they will see the error of their ways. I promise y’all that. I am against race mixing because it destroys genetic diversity and creates identity problems. Also because it’s completely unnecessary and selfish. 2nd and 3rd generation Hispanics form interracial unions at much higher rates than average. Yet another reason to send them back.

Cultural and racial diversity is largely temporary. Cultural diversity diminishes as stronger and/or more appealing cultures overtake weaker and/or undesirable ones. Racial diversity will disappear as either race mixing or genocide will take place. But the idea of deporting or murdering all non-white Americans is horrific. Many have been here at least as long as the whites, and have done as much to build our country. The best solution to this for now would be to divide America into a confederacy of territories with at least 1 territory for each race. This physical separation would nearly eliminate race mixing and improve social unity by granting each race self-determination within their respective territory(s).

My death is likely inevitable. If I’m not killed by the police, then I’ll probably be gunned down by one of the invaders. Capture in this case if far worse than dying during the shooting because I’ll get the death penalty anyway. Worse still is that I would live knowing that my family despises me. This is why I’m not going to surrender even if I run out of ammo. If I’m captured, it will be because I was subdued somehow.

Remember: it is not cowardly to pick low hanging fruit. AKA Don’t attack heavily guarded areas to fulfll your super soldier COD fantasy. Attack low security targets. Even though you might out gun a security guard or police man, they likely beat you in armor, training and numbers. Do not throw away your life on an unnecessarily dangerous target. If a target seems too hot, live to fight another day.

My ideology has not changed for several years. My opinions on automation, immigration, and the rest predate Trump and his campaign for president. I putting this here because some people will blame the President or certain presidential candidates for the attack. This is not the case. I know that the media will probably call me a white supremacist anyway and blame Trump’s rhetoric. The media is infamous for fake news. Their reaction to this attack will likely just confirm that.

Many people think that the fight for America is already lost. They couldn’t be more wrong. This is just the beginning of the fight for America and Europe.

I am honored to head the fight to reclaim my country from destruction.

A few correlations that need to be made

Just as the El Paso shooter predicted, Trump has been blamed for the shooting.

Admittedly, just as Democrats have pointed out, there are two points of commonality between this degranged madman’s rants and President Trump’s speeches. First, both call the events at the Southern border an invasion. But what else do you call the incursion of hundreds of thousands of uninvited invaders? Second, they both call out “fake news.” Still, what else do you call a press that reports positive stories on one president 59% of the time while reporting 93% negative stories on another?

On the other hand, the following commonalities exist between the El Paso shooter and the Democrat Presidential nominees:

  1. Their common hate for corporations (as evidenced by the video and article on Liz Warren below).
  2. Their consideration of free healthcare for illegal immigrants (the madman opposes this while all of the Democrat Presidential candidates at the second debate supported it)
  3. Their consideration of basic universal income — something the shooter saw as an inevitability and the Democrats embrace.
  4. Their fixation on the environment. On one side, the shooter waxes eloquent on the environment (calling a Dr Seuss children’s book a “decades old classic.”) Likewise, Democrat luminary AOC befuddled us all by first stating that we only had 12 years to correct global warming, then stating that it was just a joke, allows her chief of staff to tell us the Green New Deal centered on implementing socialism, and (finally) returning to her original screed stating that we only had 12 years.

The Dayton shooter was a leftist

Heavy.com reports in an 1 August 2019 article that Conner Betts was a self-described “leftist” who supported Bernie Sanders, Liz Warren, and Antifa.

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Connor Betts, the Dayton, Ohio mass shooter, was a self-described “leftist,” who wrote that he would happily vote for Democrat Elizabeth Warren, praised Satan, was upset about the 2016 presidential election results, and added, “I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding.”

Betts’ Twitter profile read, “he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / i’m going to hell and i’m not coming back.” One tweet on his page read, “Off to Midnight Mass. At least the songs are good. #athiestsonchristmas.” The page handle? I am the spookster. On one selfie, he included the hashtags, “#selfie4satan #HailSatan @SatanTweeting.” On the date of Republican Sen. John McCain’s death, he wrote, “F*ck John McCain.” He also liked tweets referencing the El Paso mass shooting in the hours before Dayton.

Twitter has now suspended the Twitter page, removing it. It was up for several hours after the mass shooting.

Politicians’ statements that may have incited hatred

Maxine Waters

In a 25 June 2018 Real Clear Politics article, we see how Representative Maxine Waters said:

Already you have members of your cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants. We have protesters taking up at their house who are saying, ‘No peace, no sleep. No peace, no sleep.’

When can we expect an apology from Maxine Waters? How many attacks against both Trump supporters (like the boy at a Whataburger, the shop owner mentioned below, and other instances), conservative politicians (like Ted Cruz in the restaurant, Mitch McConnell at home, and others), or the general public (like the San Diego, Garden Grove, and other cities) will occur before those on the Left ratchet down the rhetoric?

You see, I don’t see the problem as being guns. I see the problem as originating in the hearts of men.

Biden suggests starting ‘physical revolution’ to deal with Republicans

In a 17 June 2019 article at the Daily Wire, we find out about some of Joe Biden’s inner demons.

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appeared to suggest using violence against Republicans on Monday in response to a question about how he as president would deal with opposition to his agenda in the Senate from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Biden, currently the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, made the remarks at the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington, D.C.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid asked Biden: “How would you get past either a majority Republican Senate in which Mitch McConnell was determined to kill all of these ideas or even a Mitch McConnell in the minority who repeated the consistent filibustering when you were vice president and anything that came from the Obama-Biden administration Mitch McConnell considered dead on arrival?”

“Joy, I know you’re one of the ones who thinks it’s naive to think we have to work together,” Biden responded. “The fact of the matter is if we can’t get a consensus, nothing happens except the abuse of power by the executive.”

“There are certain things where it just takes a brass knuckle fight,” Biden continued, later adding: “Let’s start a real physical revolution if you’re talking about it.”

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

As I mentioned in the reply to Maxine Waters’ screed, I think that the problem is in the tendency of all people to act on their baser motivations, to consider their immediate situation, and to sin.

Things do not get better when “leaders” advocate violence.

Liz Warren

Although the following Prager University video does not tell us where or when Liz Warren turned the corporations of America into boogeymen, it does show her saying:

My message is: You got things broken in your life? I’ll tell you exactly why. It’s because giant corporations (billionaires) have seized our government and — for decades now — they have been making that government work for a thinner and thinner slice at the top. And they do it mostly on the headlines: just a little tilt here, just a little shift there, just a little exception, until — over time — they’ve gotten richer and richer and richer and richer. And everybody else is left eating dirt.

As demonstrated by this little speech, Liz Warren carries at least a little in common with the El Paso shooter who so idolized her.

New York Teens react to Waters’ words

Intolerance in New York

Fox 5 in New York reports that a MAGA-hat wearing shop owner was beaten by a group of teens.

MagaHatNYA New York City art gallery owner says he was viciously beaten in Manhattan by a large group of teens for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

Jahangir “John” Turan, 42, says it happened Tuesday evening on Canal Street. He was wearing the MAGA hat that he had purchased earlier in the day at Trump Tower.

“I love President Trump. I think he’s doing a great job,” Turan said.

He says the group of about 15 “kids” yelled “F*** Trump” and stomped on him. One of them smashed his head into a scaffold. Turan says he suffered a fracture in his cheek and a badly swollen eye. He’s awaiting an eye specialist to determine if there is any permanent damage to his sight.

(Read more at Fox 5)

The Castro brothers dox Trump donors in San Antonio

CBS, USA Today, and the Washington Times tell us how one of the Castro brothers (one of whom is running for President) now finds himself being shamed for doxing.

The Washington Post reports it this way:

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The 44 names Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Tex.) tweeted late Monday have at least two things in common: They’re all constituents in his district, and they all donated the maximum amount to President Trump’s campaign this year.

The congressman and brother of presidential hopeful Julián Castro said the people listed — including retirees, business owners and other individuals whose names are public record — were “fueling a campaign of hate.”

“Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump — the owner of ⁦@BillMillerBarBQ⁩, owner of the ⁦@HistoricPearl, realtor Phyllis Browning, etc.,” Castro wrote. “Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as invaders.”

Castro, who also serves as chairman for his brother’s presidential campaign, spent much of Tuesday deflecting intense criticism from GOP lawmakers and others. They contended that Castro was “targeting” the listed donors by tweeting their names to his thousands of followers, a serious accusation in the aftermath of two weekend mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, that left 31 people dead and many more wounded.

One interesting thing about Joaquin’s doxing of Trump voters in San Antonio was that these doxed donors included donors to the Julian and Joaquin political campaigns.

Evidence of a Pro-Obama media bias

Media Shocked by Joaquin Castro Doxxing Trump Donors; Ignored Obama Doing Same in 2012

Another Breitbart article reminds us that Obama also used intimidation of the donors to Romney’s campaign.

Hackett could have added that the Obama campaign did the same in 2012 without much objection from the media, except for a few conservative journalists, such as John Nolte of Breitbart News or Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal.

As Strassel noted in her 2016 book, The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech:

It was an election year, and Obama was already going in heavy against the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney. The president’s reelection campaign erected a website, called “Keeping GOP Honest,” and had been using it to “truth check” Republican statements. But on that April 20, it broke new territory. In a post entitled “Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney’s donors,” the president’s team publicly named eight private citizens who had given money to the Republican, accusing them all of being “wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records.”

The site bluntly claimed that all eight men were “betting against America.” They were then each singled out, subjected to slurs and allegations.

As Strassel documented at the Journal, one of those eight, Frank VanderSloot, soon found himself the target of private investigators — and the federal government:

Mr. VanderSloot has since been learning what it means to be on a presidential enemies list. Just 12 days after the attack, the Idahoan found an investigator digging to unearth his divorce records. This bloodhound—a recent employee of Senate Democrats—worked for a for-hire opposition research firm.

Now Mr. VanderSloot has been targeted by the federal government. In a letter dated June 21, he was informed that his tax records had been “selected for examination” by the Internal Revenue Service.

Two weeks after receiving the IRS letter, Mr. VanderSloot received another—this one from the Department of Labor. He was informed it would be doing an audit of workers he employs on his Idaho-based cattle ranch under the federal visa program for temporary agriculture workers.

Others, such as the voter integrity organization True the Vote, were also targeted. Meanwhile, the Internal Revenue Service was also targeting conservative non-profit organizations — a fact that only became public after the election.

(Read more at Breitbart)

So, no matter how much the true believers of Saint Obama want to believe that there were no scandals within the Obama administration (despite their ignorance of Fast and Furious, the NSA scandal, the IRS being weaponized against the Tea Party, and other issues) — here is another fly in their ointment.

Hollywood steps in on the side of hateful Democrats

Leftist Netflix’s ‘Dear White People’ Depicts Trump Supporters as KKK Members

Breitbart reports in a 7 August 2019 article how Netflix plans to depict Trump supporters in their serice Dear White People.

The race-baiting Netflix series Dear White People has debuted its third season, and this year the show portrays supporters of President Donald Trump a racists and KKK members.

In the season’s third episode, Chapter III, a family of Trump voters is being given a makeover by a group of gays in a parody of the Netflix series Queer Eye called the U.S. of Gay.

The episode portrays the family as thoroughly low brow, slow-witted, and racist. They have Confederate flags posted around their home and property and have Trump signs in their yard. One member of the pro-Trump family — a bearded, bandana-wearing, bumpkin — asks if they can “make it so that only some people feel more welcome” at their home as the camera focuses in on the only black member of the gay crew. The “joke” was clearly stating that the family is racist.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Nothing to see here. Nothing but the rantings of a Leftist lunatic in full Trump Derangement Syndrome.

I mean, really. Just read the paragraph and imagine the scene the Netflix has created. This is hyperbolic racism against what they see as lower-class Whites. This doesn’t deserve any more time than to jot down a note and promise to never pay for Netflix.

‘Elites’ Kill ‘Deplorables’ In New Horror Film ‘The Hunt’

Breitbart reports in a 7 August 2019 article on a deplorable movie.

The Hunt is about a group of left-wing “elites” who hunt “deplorables.” and is scheduled to open everywhere September 27.

More from the far-left Hollywood Reporter:

“Did anyone see what our ratfucker-in-chief just did?” one character asks early in the screenplay for The Hunt, a Universal Pictures thriller set to open Sept. 27. Another responds: “At least The Hunt’s coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables.”

In the aftermath of mass shootings within days of one another that shocked and traumatized the nation, Universal is re-evaluating its strategy for the certain-to-be-controversial satire. The violent, R-rated film from producer Jason Blum’s Blumhouse follows a dozen MAGA types who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals.

(Read more at Breitbart)

They claim that commentary from Rush Limbaugh pushes radicals into committing murder, but movies like this (along with “news” shows like theirs and other “entertainment”) does not have any effect. This doesn’t pass the smell test.

Republicans react to the El Paso shooting

Texas Lt. Gov. tells Antifa to ‘stay out’ of El Paso after Walmart shooting

Fox News points out in a Sunday, 4 August 2019 article how Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick told Antifa to “stay out” in light of the Walmart shooting.

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick explicitly warned the left-wing group Antifa against coming to the state following Saturday’s mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart.

The shooting came 29 days before a scheduled visit from Antifa, which planned to conduct a “Border Resistance” militancy training tour.

“Stay out of El Paso,” Patrick told Antifa during an appearance Fox News. He noted that while the group wasn’t usually welcome in Texas, they especially weren’t welcome after the shooting.

“Stay out of Texas, basically,” Patrick said. “We don’t need them coming in on Sept. 1. We didn’t need them coming in before this happened.”

(Read more at Fox News)

I agree with the Lt. Governor. Even if this tragic event had not happened, we would not need Antifa in the state. We need these leftist thugs even less now.

President Trump’s inputs to this situation

Donald Trump mistakenly offers condolences to ‘Toledo’ shooting victims

Breitbart reports in a 5 August 2019 article how President Trump introduced a human factor into the equation (he screwed up).

President Donald Trump on Monday mistakenly referred to a shooting in Toledo, Ohio — instead of Dayton — in his address on a pair of mass shootings that occurred over the weekend.

“May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo, may God protect them. May God protect all of those from Texas to Ohio. May God bless the victims and their families,” the president stated in his remarks that he read from a teleprompter at the White House. It is unclear whether President Trump’s prepared remarks included Toledo or if he deviated from the speech as written. He correctly referred to Dayton during other parts of his remarks.

The president misspoke toward the end of his 10-minute speech in which he offered condolences to those affected by the “barbaric slaughters” in Dayton and El Paso, Texas, and condemned “white supremacy.”

“In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy,” he said. “These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America, hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart and devours the soul.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Sorry that President Trump made this mistake; however, we are all fallen creatures and we miss the mark occasionally.

President Trump is talking about red-flag laws. Texas lawmakers have blocked those bills in the past.

The Texas Tribune points out in a 7 August 2019 article how Trump’s proposed red flag laws have been opposed by Texas Republicans.

In the wake of shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, the president and Congress are discussing laws blocking access to firearms for people considered an imminent threat. But here in Texas, bills that would do that have made little traction.

President Trump called for reforms to keep guns out of the hands of “mentally unstable” people on Wednesday, addressing reporters outside of the White House as he left for visits to Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, where two mass shootings have left at least 31 people dead and dozens more injured.

This is the second time this week President Trump has brought up possible reforms to gun laws. In a speech addressing the nation on Monday, Trump called for law enforcement to do “a better job of identifying and acting on early warning signs,” citing warnings to the FBI about a potential school shooting before a shooter killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida last year. Trump said that people who pose a “grave risk” should not be able to access firearms and there should be “rapid due process” for the weapons to be taken from such people who already have them.

“That is why I have called for red flag laws, also known as extreme risk protection orders,” Trump said.

Red-flag laws, which in most cases allow judges to temporarily seize an individual’s firearms if that person is considered an imminent threat, have faced a rough path in the Texas Legislature. At a 2018 committee hearing on gun proposals, law enforcement and gun rights advocates opposed such measures, citing worries that a progressive or unethical judge could take guns away from innocent people, or bend to the will of disgruntled family members or divorcees who may seek the order out of spite.

(Read more at The Texas Tribune)

I do not agree with the use of red flag laws. I believe that we should be held accountable for our actions and not for our potential acts.

Just as Ezekial 18:20 says The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son’s iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself..

Similar cases

Armed customer likely deterred potential shooter at Mo. Walmart

A 10 August 2019 OneNewsNow article points out how an armed customer probably stopped a potential shooter at a Missouri Walmart.

In the wake of the recent Texas and Ohio mass shootings that took more than 30 lives, a “good guy with a gun” reportedly kept a man at a Walmart in Springfield, Missouri, from possibly unloading his assault rifle into unexpecting shoppers.

Exact details of the incident are still under investigation, but police arrived at the scene as a courageous bystander – an off-duty fireman holding a concealed carry permit for his firearm – was holding the threatening shooter at gunpoint and given credit for stopping the suspect – Dmitriy Andreychenko, a 20-year-old white mail – from carrying out a potential mass killing just five days after two horrific mass shootings took place across the country.

“[H]is intent was not to cause peace or comfort to anybody that was in the business,” Springfield police stated about the would-be shooter, according to KOLR 10 TV. “In fact, he’s lucky to be alive still, to be honest.”

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

Good to hear that the good guy prevailed.

The one thing not mentioned by either the Left or Right

In all the recriminations from the left and the right, nothing has been mentioned of a primary factor shared by the more recent, non-Muslim shooters: the breakdown of the family.

Dylan Roof, the racist shooter at the Charleston church, was a product of a divorced union. Likewise, the shooter at Santa Fe and other shooters.

Although mental illness also figures in the cases of the Sutherland Springs shooter and the Parkland shooter, these might also have been effected by the breakup of the family and the destabilizing effects of the current direction of morality within our society.

Why the Right does not mention the problem

Guys (and probably gals) on my side probably do not mention this problem because of our tendency to focus on ourselves. That is, we’ve been offended and we want our divorce now (without thinking of the repercussions). While this may be a condition shared by all humanity, it does not excuse the creation of the problem.

Why the Left does not mention the problem

As much as the Left would like to just be all-loving and all-forgiving, there have to be standards. Not every sexual desire that pops into a human head can be justified. Additionally, breaking the natural order the way the current trends push has consequences.

What the Bible says

Put others first

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. (Matthew 5:44)

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Know that the Bible requires us to protect the weak

Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow. (Isaiah 1:17)

Know that Christ died for us

But God demonstrates His own love toward us I that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6)

Five stories demonstrating the resemblance of the Left to the Gestapo


Like the firing squads of the Fascist Spain, the Left silences the opposition

  1. Apple pressures Parler to silence conservatives

According to a 24 June 2019 article at Reclaim The Net, Apple has used intimidation and the threat of loss of access to the App Store to make Parler conform to its leftist practices.

John Matze, the founder and CEO of free speech social network Parler, says that Apple has given him an ultimatum — ban “offensive” content off Parler or the Parler app will be banned from the App Store. Matze says he refused and now Apple is preventing Parler from updating its app.

Matze gave an update on the situation in a Parler post.

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(Read more at Reclaim The Net)

It seems that Apple remains so committed to leftism that they are willing to kill start-ups and endanger their good name.

I am joining Parler and dropping as many Apple products as I have.

  1. Google executive admits they are thought police and will be intervening to stop Trump in 2020

In a 24 June 2019 article at Big League Politics (notably not the New York Times or the Washington Post), a Project Veritas exposé has exposed Google for the totalitarians they work to be.

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Investigative journalist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has released hidden camera videos showing a Google executive explaining how preventing Trump and similar leaders is at the top of the monolithic corporation’s list of priorities.

“Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that,” said Jen Gennai, who works as Google’s Head of Responsible Innovation.

Project Veritas notes that Gennai is in charge of the division of Google that is responsible for implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. This includes making sure that political outcomes unfavorable for liberals cannot be reached.

“We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again,” Gennai added.

“We’re also training our algorithms, like, if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?” she asked.

Gennai is proud of her organization’s push for thought control, and the “Machine Learning Fairness” guidelines that have been introduced following Donald Trump’s presidential victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016.

“The reason we launched our A.I. principles is because people were not putting that line in the sand, that they were not saying what’s fair and what’s equitable so we’re like, well we are a big company, we’re going to say it,” Gennai said.

(Read more at Big League Politics)

So, as long as the Left can control your opinion, they will let you make legitimate inquiries.

Is this any way to conduct a free society that depends on continual education?

  1. How did Google become the internet’s censor and master manipulator, blocking access to millions of websites?

In a 22 June 2019 US News article, this stalwartly left-leaning branch of mainstream media informs us of Google’s tendency to block information (instead of providing it, as most would expect of a major search engine).

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Google, Inc., isn’t just the world’s biggest purveyor of information; it is also the world’s biggest censor.

The company maintains at least nine different blacklists that impact our lives, generally without input or authority from any outside advisory group, industry association or government agency. Google is not the only company suppressing content on the internet. Reddit has frequently been accused of banning postings on specific topics, and a recent report suggests that Facebook has been deleting conservative news stories from its newsfeed, a practice that might have a significant effect on public opinion – even on voting. Google, though, is currently the biggest bully on the block.

When Google’s employees or algorithms decide to block our access to information about a news item, political candidate or business, opinions and votes can shift, reputations can be ruined and businesses can crash and burn. Because online censorship is entirely unregulated at the moment, victims have little or no recourse when they have been harmed. Eventually, authorities will almost certainly have to step in, just as they did when credit bureaus were regulated in 1970. The alternative would be to allow a large corporation to wield an especially destructive kind of power that should be exercised with great restraint and should belong only to the public: the power to shame or exclude.

If Google were just another mom-and-pop shop with a sign saying “we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone,” that would be one thing. But as the golden gateway to all knowledge, Google has rapidly become an essential in people’s lives – nearly as essential as air or water. We don’t let public utilities make arbitrary and secretive decisions about denying people services; we shouldn’t let Google do so either.

(Read more at US News)

Because I respect good reporting at mainstream media outlets when I do see it, I have to praise their enumeration of the nine blacklists created and used by Google. You really need to look at it.

Nonetheless, after you look at the nine ways Google daily blocks us from news, maps, and other information, you should watch the grilling Senator Ted Cruz gave to the Google representative. Hopefully, his passion will be translated into a law or hearings that will see the breakup of the social media giants.

Like Hitler’s Brownshirts, leftists often revert to attacks

  1. Eight instances of intolerant Trump haters harassing high-profile conservatives

As shown by a 26 June 2019 Breitbart article, there have been a number of attacks on even high profile conservatives.

Secret Service took a Chicago restaurant employee into custody Tuesday evening after she spit on President Trump’s son, Eric Trump. However, that is far from the first time a radical leftist has lashed out at a prominent Trump-associated figure.

There has been a rash of instances of the “tolerant” left lashing out and mistreating Trump’s immediate family, members of his administration, and those merely associated by ideology.

(Read the full list of victims at Breitbart)

Additionally, don’t forget the physical violence documented during 2016, 2017, and 2018.

  1. Knowing Nazism by example

In light of:

  • the nature of the Prager University videos, the Project Veritas work, and the Jordan Peterson videos do not approach the realm occupied by the concept of “Nazi”

and

  • the censorious actions of Google do reek of the totalitarian state described in 1984

I suggest that everyone review the video included in the following tweet.

Google whistleblower exposes Big Brother attempts to wipe out conservative voices


Google whistleblower exposes Big Brother attempts to wipe out conservative voices

In a 24 June 2019 article, the Washington Times reveals some findings of James O’Keefe and Project Veritas: a Google whistleblower has exposed executives saying that they want to prevent another “Trump situation” in 2020.

A top Google executive was caught on hidden camera declaring that the federal government should not break up the tech giant — because then it would be more difficult to prevent “the next Trump situation.”

A Project Veritas undercover video released Monday shows Jen Gennai, head of Google’s Responsible Innovation team, which seeks to ensure “fair and ethical outcomes” via artificial intelligence, disputing Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s antitrust push.

“Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google,” Ms. Gennai said. “And like, I love her but she’s very misguided. That will not make it better, it will make it worse, because now all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation.”

She added, “It’s like a small company cannot do that.”

The video, part of a Project Veritas sting operation into Silicon Valley, provided fodder to conservatives who have long charged Google with manipulating its search engine to promote a left-of-center political agenda.

(Read more at the Washington Times)

Although I have been pulling together a collection of other articles proving our need to break up Facebook, Twitter, and Google — this was too much to keep to myself.

These social media platforms have gone beyond their bounds as platforms and have become partisan publishers. They must be held to accounts. This means bringing them down to a level where they can be more accounable to the people that they should serve (rather than lord over).

11 Stories on How and Why the Tide is Turning Against the Giants of Social Media


How the Tide is Turning Against Social Media:

  1. Justice Department Is Preparing Antitrust Investigation of Google

According to a Wall Street Journal article, the Department of Justice has started an antitrust investigation of Google.

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The Justice Department is gearing up for an antitrust investigation of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, a move that could present a major new layer of regulatory scrutiny for the search giant, according to people familiar with the matter.

The department’s antitrust division in recent weeks has been laying the groundwork for the probe, the people said. The Federal Trade Commission, which shares antitrust authority with the department, previously conducted a broad investigation of Google but closed it in 2013 without taking action.

(Read more at the Wall Street Journal)

Nobody likes seeing the giant standing at the hilltop threatening everybody. Recently, with its demonetizing of vocal elements on both the left and right, Google (and Facebook and Twitter with similar actions) has made itself a target for politicians needing a cause.

Additionally, for those of us who feel like our message has been pushed under by an overburdening self-appointed bureaucracy, we are ready for releaf.

  1. Trump to Mandate Social Media Disclosure for All Foreign Nationals Seeking Visas to U.S.

Breitbart reported in a 31 May 2019 article how the Trump administration may be in preparation to mandate the disclosure of social media accounts of all foreign nationals who seek U.S. visas.

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President Trump’s State Department will soon mandate that all foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States on a visa provide their social media accounts to screen out national security threats.

In the Trump administration’s latest immigration directive, the State Department will begin mandating that foreign nationals seeking any visa to the U.S. — including all nonimmigrant, employment, student, tourist, and business visas — disclose their social media accounts if they are on social media.

Should a visa applicant claim that they do not have social media accounts when in fact they do, a State Department official said they would become eligible for a permanent visa ban to the U.S.

The agency’s initiative to increase screening measures of the more than 1.2 million legal immigrants that are admitted to the country every year is part of an executive order signed by the president in 2017, with a senior White House official calling the new rule a “critical step forward in establishing enhanced vetting of foreign nationals.”

“As we’ve seen around the world in recent years, social media can be a major forum for terrorist sentiment and activity,” the senior official told Breitbart News. “This will be a vital tool to screen out terrorists, public safety threats, and other dangerous individuals from gaining immigration benefits and setting foot on U.S. soil.”

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The lack of mandatory social media disclosure for foreign nationals seeking visas to the U.S. first came to the forefront following the December 2015 Islamic terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, when two terrorists murdered 14 people.

One of the terrorists, Tashfeen Malik, was able to enter the U.S. as a legal immigrant through the K-1 visa after State Department officials failed in three background checks to catch the Pakistani national’s social media posts in which she gushed over jihad.

Already, the Trump administration’s travel ban from eight countries that sponsor terrorism has been effective in ending nearly all legal immigration to the U.S. from those regions.

(Read more at Breitbart)

If AT&T had grown too big for the marketplace in 1984 (and it only controlled networks of landlines and newly-developed cell phones), then how can anyone justify the gargantuan reach of Google, Facebook, and Twitter? Since each of these social media giants (especially Google with its YouTube division) controls major swaths of the electronic discourse of the free (and not free – since they have dealings in China) world.

Additionally, in an era when we have seen these social media giants cooperating with the Obama administration to violate American’s rights against unlawful search and seizure (remember Mr. Snowden and Obama’s NSA scandal), my recent reading has indicated that the social media giants have shown an unwillingness to work with the Trump administration in finding foreign threats to national security. They need to recognize that American rights afforded by the American Constitution need to be protected by American companies — maybe smaller American companies that will appreciate the freedoms afforded them.

All the while, these corporations find it easy to work with socialist dictatorships.

  1. Google Should Be Afraid. Very Afraid.

Even Yahoo Finance has decided to pick up the drumbeat against Google in a 1 June article outlining the beginning of problems for the left-wing social media bastion.

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This is the moment the U.S. technology superpowers surely knew was coming: The U.S. government is preparing to crawl all over Google to figure out whether it is an abusive monopolist. Google parent company Alphabet Inc. and the other tech giants should be quaking in their fleece vests.

Bloomberg News and other news organizations reported late Friday that the U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to open an investigation into Google’s compliance with antitrust laws. If it goes forward, an investigation will no doubt be broad, lengthy, messy, and impossible for Google and its investors to predict.

That should terrify Google and every other big technology company — because there’s no guarantee that the antitrust Klieg light will turn on one company alone.

This isn’t Google’s first antitrust rodeo. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission in 2013 closed without further action its own antitrust investigation into whether Google wielded its dominant web search engine like a cudgel to disadvantage rivals, drive up prices for advertisers and ultimately harm consumers. (Google did agree to some voluntary changes.)

And in recent years, the European Union antitrust watchdog imposed billions of dollars in fines after finding antitrust violations, including over how Google conducted business with its Android smartphone software and its internet shopping service. In the U.S. and elsewhere, politicians from all party stripes have sought to attack Google or other tech giants for various perceived sins, including being too big for the good of industry and consumers. Being Google has meant dealing with perennial regulatory and political nightmares.

(Read more at Yahoo Finance)

In this article, Bloomberg and Yahoo Finance acknowledge the concept that Google, Facebook, and other social media giants have loomed so large over us peons as to deserve being brought down.

  1. Should Big Tech fear U.S. antitrust enforcers?

Reuters tries to explain how the social media giants may (but likely won’t) see repercussions for their anti-conservative actions.

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It is difficult to show a violation of U.S. antitrust law, legal experts said.

It is not enough for regulators to establish that a company has monopoly power. They must also show anticompetitive conduct – an abuse of that dominant position aimed at bypassing fair competition.

“You can get a monopoly just by being a good competitor and that’s fine,” said Chris Sagers, a professor of antitrust law at Cleveland State University.

Under current precedent, the Department of Justice and the FTC also need to show that consumers are being harmed, something that in recent decades has typically been measured by whether prices are going up and innovation is slowing.

(Continued)

What can the U.S. government do if investigators find an antitrust violation?

The FTC and Justice Department can both file civil lawsuits in federal court and ask judges to order changes to a company’s business model.

The Justice Department can also bring criminal antitrust cases, but those prosecutions usually relate to cartels and price-fixing, making charges against big technology firms unlikely.

(Read more at Reuters)

Although these writers at Reuters would have us believe that the government is too inbred with those they should be overseeing to faithfully do their job, I don’t think that I fully buy it. If we can light a fire under a conservative or more in the Senate, I think that break-up of the media giants might put the fear of God (or at least the fear of the people) in some of these companies.

Why the Tide is Changing Against Social Media

  1. Here’s The Eye-Popping Amount Of Cash Google, Amazon, And Facebook Dumped On DC Lobbyists In 2018

The Daily Caller provides us a 5 June 2019 article on the lobbying practices (aka, both “our first amendment right to have our voice heard” and “legalized bribery”) of the social media giants.

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Google, Amazon and Facebook plowed a record amount of money into Washington, D.C., a year before congressional Democrats announced a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into the Silicon Valley giants.

They dumped a combined $48 million into lobbying in 2018, up 13% from 2017, government disclosures from January show. House Democrats announced a planned probe of Google and Facebook’s business practices Monday, nearly a year after the companies made their contributions.

Google was the biggest spender in 2018, increasing its lobbying contributions 18% to $21.2 million. Facebook’s spending amount grew nearly 10% to $12.6 million. All three companies spent the bulk of their lobbying on in-house lobbying crews. The efforts largely went toward market and data regulation issues, according to the data.

Neither Facebook, Amazon, nor Google have responded to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment about Democrats’ potential probe.

The House’s investigation comes several days after a Wall Street Journal report noted that the Department of Justice is preparing an antitrust probe against Google’s search engine and business model. It would be the first such investigation since the Federal Trade Commission conducted a probe of Google but closed it in 2013 without taking action.

(Read more at Daily Caller)

When these social media companies were just start ups, they were not a problem. However, now that they seem to have decided that they should eliminate all discussion of anti-liberal ideas (that is, when conservatives, moderates, or liberals offend the sensibilities of their liberal censors, those ideas get blocked), they have become the Big Brother enemy of freedom.

  1. Facebook argues it can’t invade your privacy because you don’t have any

One Facebook lawyer has been quoted in a 31 May 2019 article in The Daily Dot as claiming that Facebook users have surrendered their privacy rights to the company that Zuckerberg helped start.

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A lawyer for Facebook argued in court Wednesday that the social media site’s users “have no expectation of privacy.”

According to Law360, Facebook attorney Orin Snyder made the comment while defending the company against a class-action lawsuit over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

“There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy,” Snyder said.

In an attempt to have the lawsuit thrown out, Snyder further claimed that Facebook was nothing more than a “digital town square” where users voluntarily give up their private information.

“You have to closely guard something to have a reasonable expectation of privacy,” Snyder added.

Although Snyder said that the social media site would be focusing more on privacy in the future, U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria reportedly pushed back on Facebook’s argument.

“What you are saying now sounds contrary to the message that Facebook itself disseminates about privacy,” Chhabria said, according to Law.com.

(Read more at the The Daily Dot)

I’ll have to admit that I blew past the terms of use agreement page. However, the alternative is to have more face-to-face interactions, more communications through snail mail, and more exploring of alternative platforms.

Maybe this might be something that I can incorporate into my life.

  1. YouTube investigating conservative commentator Steven Crowder

The Hill reports in a 1 June 2019 article how YouTube has demonetized and limited the video capabilities of conservative commentator Steven Crowder.

YouTube is investigating conservative commentator Steven Crowder after Vox host Carlos Maza accused him of harassment and making derogatory comments about his ethnicity and sexuality.

YouTube responded to Maza’s tweet thread detailing his allegations, saying that it was “looking into it further.”

The company also confirmed to The Hill that it was investigating in response to Maza’s thread, but declined to comment further.

Maza, the host of Vox’s media literacy series “Strikethrough,” accused Crowder on Twitter this week of “repeated, overt attacks on my sexual orientation and ethnicity.” He said that the pundit has called him “an anchor baby” and “a lispy queer.” He also said that Crowder’s videos have caused him to be the “target of ridiculous harassment,” adding that “it makes life sort of miserable.”

The Vox host told his followers to flag Crowder’s videos and said he did not believe YouTube would take a stand against the commentator. He accused the company of not caring about its LGBT creators.

(Read more at The Hill)

Actually, I think the best response to Carlos Maza’s whining comes though Steven Crowder.

Steven Crowder’s response to the ordeal:

This is corporate censorship and this is yet another giant company trying to lean on this channel, your channel, and the content you’ve created. This is a war (I want to make sure that everyone understands) we will fight to the absolute bitter end both legally and publically.

So if you’ve clicked on this video, it’s the exact opposite of clickbait. The title (VOX is Trying to Ban This Channel… | Louder with Crowder), it’s pretty much what you would expect of the host of Vox.

Vox has actively (it’s been brought to my attention) been on a campaign to get this channel banned (removed from YouTube).

By encouraging viewers in massive flagging campaigns to directly communicating with YouTube in order to try and get me and these videos completely removed from the platform. A couple of th tweets read “by refusing to enforce its anti-harassment policy, YouTube is helping incredibly powerful cyberbullies … go to this dude’s videos and flag them?” (sic @gaywonk tweet).

Let me explain the real (the more sinister) context at play here. First, I’ve been accused of playing a part (or this person, Carlos Maza, has accused me in playing a part) in his in his having been doxed. I have always condemned and continue to condemn and discourage any and all forms of doxing or targeted harassemnt of anyone online. Ok. I’ve been consistent, so please don’t do that, here. I know some of you will get mad — maybe a little enraged with the information you are about to hear — but please don’t do that. Be above that.

If there’s any proof that I’ve actively encouraged people to dox this person or anyone, I will profusely apologize. Any proof.

Here’s the thing. Of the tens of millions of cumulative plays of our rebuttals to Vox on this channel, every single one of them is about criticizing their ideas or incorrect assumptions. Every instance has been about fighting bad information with better information.

Now, Carlos Maza is upset.

Ok, have I ever called you “Carlos, the gay, Latino host at Fox?” Yes, of course. But it’s friendly ribbing and you know I genuinely wouldn’t consider you being that upset about it considering your Twitter handle is “@gaywonk.”

Did I ever offhandedly use the term “lispy queer?” I really don’t remember it, but it sounds like me. Why? because you speak with a lisp and you refer to yourself as a queer. That, along with the LGBTQ moniker, has made me think that “queer” is one of the more suitable terms. If not, I don’t understand the rulebook. Please, please correct me.

Note: the following graphic came up during the video, showing screen captures from Carlos Maza’s Instagram account which use the “offensive” terms.

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Also, by the way, it’s funny and this is a comedy show. “Let’s be queer” is harmless and I enjoy saying it. You’re not alone. Quarterblack Garrett, half-Asian lawyer Bill Richmond. I won’t apologize for it just like I won’t apologize for the “Socialism is for Figs” shirt which thay now want to have actively removed (available at CrowderShop.com).

If using your words, taken directly from the acronym you regularly tout is not Hate Speech — no one can understand the rules. And that’s kind of the point isn’t it.

(There is much more.)

Considering the corporate sponsorship Vox enjoys (starting with $200 million from NBC Universal) and the self-funding of the Louder with Crowder show (where they fund themselves by selling their “Mug Club”), I really can’t wait for Google, Vox, Facebook, and Twitter to be diced into bite-sized bits. I want to see Carlos Maza eat more than his fill of the bits of Alphabet.

  1. Update: YouTube Demonetizes Stven Crowder videos

Washington Times reports in a 5 June 2019 article how Steven Crowder will now be denied income from the videos he produces (but YouTube will continue to draw income).

Comedian Steven Crowder’s YouTube victory in the wake of a deplatforming campaign was short-lived due to a “continued review” by YouTube.

The social media giant, which rejected calls by Vox host Carlos Maza to terminate Mr. Crowder’s channel for alleged “harassment,” returned to the issue on Wednesday by demonetizing the channel.

“Update on our continued review — we have suspended this channel’s monetization,” YouTube wrote. “We came to this decision because a pattern of egregious actions has harmed the broader community and is against our YouTube Partner Program policies.”

Fans of the conservative comedian thought he was in the clear on Tuesday after YouTube said an “in-depth review” of his channel showed zero violations of its rules.

The initial review, YouTube said, took “days.”

(Read more at Washington Times)

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  1. YouTube Cuts Off Conservative, Independent Journalists After Vox Outrage Campaign

Breitbart reports in a 5 June 2019 article how YouTube has gone on a conservative-demonetizing quest.

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YouTube has begun a purge of what it calls “hate” and “misinformation” from the platform, as well as a push to strip ad revenue (“demonetize”) channels that “brush up” against the platform’s increasingly draconian speech codes. The move follows a pro-censorship campaign led by Vox Media reporter Carlos Maza.

YouTube also pledged to push more “authoritative” content from “trusted” sources to users — mainstream media like NBC and CNN fall into this category.

The channels that have been demonetized include independent journalist Ford Fischer, libertarian anti-globalist news channel Press For Truth, SJW critic Sinatra_Says, and conservative comedian Steven Crowder.

The latest purge followed a relentless pro-censorship campaign led by far-left Vox Media reporter Carlos Maza, who objected to content produced by Steven Crowder. YouTube has now targeted not just Crowder, but a range of independent video creators.

“As an independent news producer, I don’t have any salary whatsoever. I live in DC and travel the country covering activism because I think it’s important — especially in this political moment — to have raw documentation of everything that goes on” said Ford Fischer, a former production assistant at Fox News. “Good, bad, or ugly, we as press have an obligation to film it as impartially as we can.”

“It’s true that the mainstream media covers many of the same issues that I do, and they never seem to encounter the same censorship” Fischer continued. “There are numerous examples, but as a simple one I’d note that Vice has embedded with neo-Nazi organizations many, many times. I’ve worked alongside them in doing so, and I’ve licensed [reports] to them about a dozen times for their coverage. Vice will probably never find itself on the chopping block.”
“The demonetization of my work on Youtube effectively cuts my bottom line livelihood in half” said Fischer.

Black conservative author and media personality Jessie Lee Peterson claimed on social media that YouTube demonetized his account after he condemned “anti-Jewish hatred by whites and Muslims.”

Conservative commentator Hunter Avallone also told Breitbart News that some of his videos were demonetized today.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Nothing screams “fascism” more than a host from a company that cooperated with the Obama regime in the suppression of information now demanding the figurative book-burning of unapproved ideas.

Ironically, the sycophants in Antifa call conservatives fascists when they are the real book burners.

  1. Twitter Suspends Researcher Who Exposed Antifa-Journalist Connections

Breitbart reports in a 31 May 2019 article how the researcher who exposed a network of Antifa members posing as journalists has now been suspended by the bigots at Twitter.

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Twitter has suspended the account of Eoin Lenihan, a researcher who mapped out connections between mainstream journalists and the violent far-left Antifa movement on Twitter, following a mass-reporting campaign by left-wing activists.

Lenihan published the results of his research at Quillette, where he explained the twofold objective of his project — first, to discover the journalists who were most closely linked to Antifa via social media. Second, to discover if those journalists covered the extremist movement favorably or negatively.

via Quillette:

In October 2018, my research partner and I decided to investigate the truth of this impression by using a mix of network mapping and linguistic analysis to see which prominent journalists who covered Antifa also were closely connected to leading Antifa figures on social media. We then inspected the Antifa-related stories these journalists had written.

We created a data set of 58,254 Antifa or Antifa-associated Twitter accounts based on the follows of 16 verified Antifa seed accounts. Using a software tool that analyzed the number and nature of connections associated with each individual account, we winnowed the 58,254 Antifa or Antifa-associated Twitter accounts down to 962 accounts. This represents a core group of Twitter users who are connected in overlapping ways to the most influential and widely followed Antifa figures. Of these 962 accounts, 22 were found to be verified—of which 15 were journalists who work regularly with national-level news outlets.

The journalists included contributors to The Guardian, The New Republic, Al Jazeera, and the Huffington Post.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This really speaks towards the level of integrity within Twitter.

Hit the road, Jack, and never come back — no more, no more, no more, no more.

Twitter needs to be in the dust bin of history in pieces.

  1. Zuckerberg security chief placed on leave amid racism investigation

SF Gate reports in a 31 May 2019 article how the shadow of racism has descended on Facebook.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security chief has been placed on administrative leave amid allegations that he made racist and homophobic remarks about people including the Facebook founder’s wife.

Liam Booth allegedly made the remarks about Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan, and some of the employees at their household, Business Insider reported earlier, citing legal letters from the former household staff. A spokesman for the Zuckerberg and Chan family office said Booth has been placed on leave while an outside law firm investigates. It didn’t confirm the precise nature of the allegations published by Business Insider.

“The family office takes complaints of workplace misconduct very seriously,” the spokesman told Bloomberg News in an email. “The allegations against Liam Booth were brought to the office’s attention for the first time by the Bloom Firm after both former employees had left employment by the family office and engaged legal counsel.”

Lisa Bloom of the Bloom Firm confirmed by email that she represents “the two individuals who have raised claims.” She declined to identify the people involved or share details on the allegations.

Booth is a former Secret Service officer, according to his LinkedIn profile. He didn’t immediately reply to a message outside of U.S. business hours.

(Read more at SF Gate)

For this and all of the other things that would get the rest of us banned for life, Facebook needs to be broken up.