Continual gaslighting from the Socialist/Democrats

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The term Gaslighting originates with the 1944 play and movie Gaslight, during which an unfaithful husband tries to convince his wife she is insane by continually lying to her and manipulating her surroundings.

GasLightingRecently, the Democrat press and Democrat politicians have been gaslighting on topics as diverse as COVID, their taxes, the border, illegal aliens, and too many other topics.

 

Case #1: Gaslighting on COVID and masks can be hard for a Democrat when there are checks and balances

The lead author of a study on masks calls out Biden’s Secretary of Education over a misquote of the results of the study

If the Socialist/Democrats had truth on their side, they wouldn’t need their intimidation tools

If the Socialist/Democrats had truth behind them, they wouldn’t need to:

However, let there be no illusion here. There is no compassion by Biden. There is no seeking for truth. There is only a grab for as much power as the Democrats can scoop up before they get pushed out of office (and at this rate, it cannot come soon enough).

Case #2: The functional word in this Obama gaslighting message is “should”

Multi-millionaire Obama admits he is among the wealthy who should pay more to fund Biden’s $3.5T budget bill

The Daily Mail points out some of Obama’s gaslighting as he pushes Joe Biden’s audacious expansion of spending.

Former President Barack Obama said he should be the among the Americans whose taxes go up to pay for President Joe Biden‘s $3.5 trillion budget bill that is being debated on Capitol Hill. 

‘They can afford it, we can afford it – I put myself in this category now,’ Obama said Tuesday on Good Morning America. ‘And I think anybody who pretends that it’s a hardship for billionaires to pay a little bit more in taxes so that a single mom gets childcare support or so that we’re doing something about climate change for the next generation, that’s an argument that’s unsustainable.’ 

Obama spoke to GMA in advance of the groundbreaking of his Obama Presidential Center in the Jackson Park neighborhood of Chicago’s South Side. 

ABC News’ Robin Roberts talked to him about a number of political issues, including the visuals of Haitian migrants being rounded up by American border patrol. 

‘Unfortunately, comprehensive immigration reform has consistently gotten stuck, partly because we can’t get enough Republicans to support it,’ Obama said, addressing the policy angle first. ‘What happens at the Texas border is a painful reminder that we don’t have this right yet,’ he said, before referring to the images as ‘heartbreaking.’ 

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

If anyone thinks Obama will submit more money to the IRS, I have a nice piece of swamp to sell you in Martha’s Vineyard

If anyone thinks that this former senator from Illinois who was broke when he came to the U.S. Senate will pay more in taxes, then I have a deal for you.

On the other hand, if Obama’s comment “what happens at the Texas border as a painful reminder that we don’t have this right yet” refers to Joe’s total screw up that has resulted in a doubling of sex trafficking of women and children, I’ll agree. However, if this former prevaricator-in-chief is denigrating our border agents (who did not strike any illegal alien Haitians with reigns or run over any of those illegal aliens), then that scum is out of line.

Case #3: Gaslighting about the border in a way so blatant that even a five-year-old couldn’t fall for it

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee claims the border to be

The Daily Caller reports how Representative Jackson Lee actually said that the border was “sovereign and secure.”

Democratic Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said Wednesday that the southern border is currently “sovereign and secure” despite the ongoing border crisis.

During the House Judiciary Committee Markup, Jackson thanked President Joe Biden’s administration for “securing” the border, saying the border crisis is “objected to biased and unfair narratives for political purposes.”

“The goodness that I want to express is thank goodness for the goodness of the Biden Administration combined with an effective law enforcement structure for securing our border. Thank goodness for the border patrol agents who have consistently worked, many of whom I have known for years and worked with as a resident of Houston and an active member of Judiciary and Homeland Security, having led border security committees, transportation security committees, been to the border any number of times,” Jackson Lee said. “Let me pronounce to my friends that the border is both sovereign and secure. It is obviously objected to biased and unfair narratives for political purposes.”

(Read the Daily Caller comments on Harris and Jackson Lee)

With this degree of gaslighting, Rep. Jackson Lee shouldn’t have to pay utility bills for a year

With this degree of gaslighting, I would be cautious of approaching this gasbag. I wouldn’t get within a cubic mile of her for fear of the potential methane explosion.

Case 4: Another case of an unbelievable gaslight

Journalist Robert Knight guffaws at the idiocy of Democrat gaslights

The American Family News shares an opinion piece by Robert Knight (of the Washington Times) who balked at the idiocy of a recent statements by Democrats.

Take our “successful” departure from Afghanistan (we can “trust” the Taliban). Add a dose of border pixie dust and you have a new brew of Kool-Aid they are foisting on us.

Even some in the media have finally taken notice and are miffed because they are being asked to enable whoppers so over the top that their own reputations, such as they are, are being damaged. It was apparently easy to cover up lies like the Clinton-produced Russian collusion hoax. Heck, they enabled the Democrats to demagogue that invention for three years, cheering on two impeachments. Now, with Durham finally stirring, it’s coming back to bite them.

The media and Big Tech easily suppressed real news like the Hunter Biden laptop scandal just before the 2020 election that revealed the Biden crime family’s treacherous deals in communist China and Ukraine. But the border situation is becoming an embarrassment.

The Washington Post in August editorialized that “convoluted messaging – telling migrants not to seek entry to the United States while at the same time relaxing or scrapping an array of measures that would actually dissuade them, and providing relief to migrants on both sides of the border – has been a failure.”

The Post’s paramount concern appears to be that this could cost Democrats control of Congress in 2022. “It is politically toxic,” they warn.

“The Biden administration has become famous for telling fibs, outright lies, prevarications — whatever you want to call them.” (Columnist Robert Knight, in an interview with American Family News)

The most recent lies from the Biden regime are proving tough to suppress. Two stand out, and they both involve the border catastrophe.

First, White House press secretary Jen Psaki gave a ludicrous explanation for why illegal immigrants at the border are not being tested for COVID-19 even while Joe Biden has told 100 million Americans to be vaccinated or lose their jobs. The administration also announced that foreign travelers by air could enter the U.S. only if they provide proof of vaccinations.

Asked about the different standard applied to hundreds of thousands pouring over the border, she said, “They’re not intending to stay here for a lengthy period of time.”

Right. These people from dozens of nations, not just Mexico, are leaving everything behind and risking their lives and that of their families, so they can drop in for a visit, maybe a long weekend in Rehoboth Beach?

The second big lie was Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’s insistence this past week that the border “is no less secure than it was previously.” You know, under President Trump, who had sharply reduced illegal immigration, and was building a wall and fortifying the Border Patrol.

Let Mr. Mayorkas’s bald-faced falsehood sink in while you view last week’s Third World encampment of 10,000 or more Haitians at the highway bridge in Texas.  You could view it only because the FAA withdrew its Soviet-style ban on Fox News’ camera drones after an outcry.

Since Joe Biden took office, illegal immigration has soared to more than 200,000 a month and is quickly increasing. In Biden’s first four months, more than 500,000 people entered the country illegally. They project two million illegal immigrants by year’s end. For the Democrats, happy days are here again. These are their potential voters.

So, what does the Left do in the face of their leader’s dereliction of duty that amounts to treason? They trot out a new trope about Border Patrol officers on horses “whipping” Haitian immigrants. The officers have no whips, just reins on their horses.

No matter. Teen Vogue began its lead article on Tuesday: “The images are shocking. U.S. border agents on horseback are whipping at Haitian asylum seekers carrying plastic bags of food and clothing.” This is the same magazine that advises underage girls to try every form of sexual perversity under the sun before deciding “who they are.”

Democrats went nuts over the Texas cavalry.

Rep. Maxine Waters, the California bully who urged mobs to harass Trump administration officials in their private lives, said, “What we witnessed takes us back hundreds of years. What we witnessed was worse than what we witnessed in slavery.”

Witnessed? I honestly did not know she was 150 years old, like some of the people on Philadelphia’s voting rolls.

Nancy Pelosi found the “use of what appear to be whips” to be “deeply troubling.”

Mr. Mayorkas, who has utterly abdicated his job of securing the United States border, said he was “horrified” by the images of patrolmen on horseback. Maybe if they were riding ATVs or tricycles, he’d be okay with it.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat who is fine with communist regimes but scorns America, said, “Our immigration system is designed for cruelty towards and dehumanization of immigrants. Immigration should not be a crime, and its criminalization is a relatively recent invention. This is a stain on our country.”

Is every other nation on earth that maintains a border “stained” as well? No, just the United States.

(Read about “kids in cages,” CPB horseback agents, and other gaslights at AFN)

When the main stream press starts regularly balking at the Democrat idiocy, then the gaslighting might stop

Until the majority of us show enough disgust with the idiocy of the Socialist/Democrats, this will not stop. Neither the press (the propaganda arm of the Democrats) nor the politicians (both RINO and card-carrying Democrats) will stop until then.

I maintain that the push on climate change constitutes nothing but gaslighting. While an academic industry has been built (and funded through government grants to researchers who will support the tenets put forth by the government), the opinions of experts like the founder of the Weather Channel are ignored.

 

From the border, Biden mocks the Supreme Court, illegals pile up, a Democrat Mayor calls for help, and Haitians are released

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Supreme Court mandates return to Remain in Mexico policy. Biden regime ignores the court

The Washington Examiner reports on the Supreme Court’s decision to return to the Remain in Mexico policy; however, Biden has ignored the court again (after his mocking them by ignoring their ruling on his rent moratorium).

Former President Donald Trump’s “remain in Mexico” immigration policy will be reinstated after the Supreme Court refused a Biden administration request Tuesday night to block a lower court ruling requiring the restrictions be put back in place.

The Justice Department sought to have the court stay a recent decision by a federal judge in Texas that ordered the Biden administration to “enforce and implement” the policy, known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, until it could be lawfully suspended.

U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee, ruled on Aug. 13 the administration violated federal procedural law when it first suspended the border policy in January and when it fully rescinded the policy on June 1. The rescission, Kacsmaryk determined, was arbitrary and capricious in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act, which governs the administration of federal regulations.

The Justice Department asked the high court to block Kacsmaryk’s order, saying it would “severely disrupt” the administration’s operations at the border and that it threatened “to create a diplomatic and humanitarian crisis.”

The Supreme Court determined the government would not likely succeed on appeal on the merits of its claim that the administration’s rescission of the policy complied with the law.

“The applicants have failed to show a likelihood of success on the claim that the memorandum rescinding the Migrant Protection Protocols was not arbitrary and capricious,” the court said in its order.

Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan granted the Justice Department’s stay application.

The Homeland Security Department said it plans to continue with its appeal of Kacsmaryk’s reinstatement order — the Supreme Court ruled narrowly on whether to pause the order as the government seeks a victory on the merits of its rescission of MPP — but will “comply with the order in good faith.”

“Alongside interagency partners, DHS has begun to engage with the Government of Mexico in diplomatic discussions surrounding the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP),” the agency said in a statement.

The original complaint was filed on April 13 by Texas and Missouri, which claimed financial injury due to the rescission of the policy. The policy was first implemented in January 2019 and directed immigration authorities to return certain migrants to Mexico as they awaited their removal proceedings.

Missouri claimed the end of the policy forced it to direct more state resources to initiatives, including its Human Trafficking Task Force, stressed by the influx of migrants from the southern border.

Kacsmaryk said the Biden administration “failed to consider the main benefits of [the Migrant Protection Protocols]” and to adequately consider how states would be affected by the release of thousands of migrants into their jurisdictions.

(Read of the record number of crossings and response by Mayorkas at the Washington Examiner)

I don’t know whether Joe has decided to further ignore the border in order to distract us from his Afghanistan disaster or whether this is just full-scale invasion

In the end, nothing about the Biden border policy helps America for these reasons:

  • It opens us up to more fentanyl when we are already experiencing an opioid epidemic.
  • It allows more diseases (many of which we once had eliminated within our borders) back into our states (not to mention new variants of the ever-hyped COVID-19).
  • It provides a pipeline for illegal guns to run both north and south of the border
  • It strengthens the hand of human traffickers (especially those who sex traffic children and women).
  • It opens our population to terrorists 

Texas Rep. Pfluger visits Del Rio migrant camp as numbers spike, warns ‘worst is yet to come’

Fox News points out the conditions observed by Representative Pfluger at Del Rio as the Haitian invasion began.

Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, on Saturday spoke to Fox News as he visited the site of the migrant surge in Del Rio, Texas, saying that the number of predominantly Haitian migrants camping there in squalid conditions is approaching 15,000 — and warning the situation could get much worse.

“Speaking to Border Patrol agents, the worst is yet to come, they’re worried about what is behind here, they’re worried about co-ordination with Mexico,” he told Fox News from Del Rio.

Officials have described an “out of control” situation as they scramble to cope with a flood of migrants that has spiked from 4,000 on Wednesday to now what Pfluger said was 14,878 as of Saturday afternoon. Fox News images have shown migrants streaming across the border by their hundreds for days.

“It’s worse than you could imagine,” Pfluger said, whose office also provided images of the chaos to Fox News.

The migrants have set up a de facto camp under the bridge to shelter from the 100 degree heat as their numbers swell and they wait to be processed by Border Patrol. Officials have rushed toilets, water, medical supplies and other humanitarian aid to try and help.

(Read accounts of attempted border shutdowns and staffing arrangements at Fox News

The more I think of this situation, all of this seems to be going as planned by the White House

The more I think about this invasion, this seems to fit into the plans of the socialists who run things in the White House. They want to “fundamentally change America” by importing as many socialists as possible. It does not matter that they will bankrupt the nation. They will get these little socialists on handout programs as soon as possible and, thereby, have a new class of devoted Democrat voters.

Democrat Del Rio Mayor calls for help from Biden and Harris

The Epoch Times reports the words of Democrat Mayor Mayor Bruno Lozano as he called on members of his own party for help.

Democratic Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano has called out President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for failing to make an appearance at his town as it battles with an overwhelming illegal immigrant crisis that has left Border Patrol agents struggling to process thousands of people.

More than 15,000 illegal immigrants, including Haitian, Cuban, and Venezuelan nationals, have illegally entered the United States in recent days and taken shelter underneath the border bridge connecting Del Rio, a Texas town of about 35,000 people, to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico.

While numerous official figures and congressmen, including Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), have visited the town, shared images, and urged the Biden administration to take action, both Biden and Harris have been noticeably absent.

On Sept.18, as Pfluger warned that the situation has “reached boiling point,” Harris made an appearance at Howard University where she led a coin toss at the university’s football event.

(Read more at the Epoch Times about the Democrat non-response)

This should be the message to working-class Democrats in America: “You have been abandoned for the illegal alien socialists.”

As has become evident by the acts of the Democrats at the border, working class Democrats have now been abandoned by the party in favor of illegal alien socialists.  Although an imperceptibly small minority of illegal aliens are being sent back, the majority that the Biden CBP encounter are being spread across America.

The Biden regime continues with unequal application of the law

As illustrated by the tweet below, Biden has chosen to continue with an unequal application of the law even when dealing with illegal aliens.

Texas law enforcement takes action over migrant crisis in Del Rio

The Blaze reports that Texas Rangers have started picking up the slack where the federal agents under Joe Biden have slacked off.

Texas law enforcement took action late Saturday over the growing migrant crisis unfolding in Del Rio, Texas, a small town situated on the southern United States border with Mexico.

What are the details?

Gov. Greg Abbott said Saturday the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas National Guard were working together to secure the area of the border where thousands of Haitian migrants have poured into the U.S. in recent days.

“The Texas Department of Public Safety is in full force along the border around the Del Rio area. They have built a barricade with their squad cars and State Troopers,” Abbott said. “The National Guard is working with them to secure the border.”

The Texas DPS shared images on social media showing a massive fleet of vehicles parked on the banks of the Rio Grande river.

(Read how Texas forces plan to act at The Blaze)

At least Abbott is trying to do what Biden will not do.

Because Biden has abandoned the border, Governor Abbott has been forced to use Texas resources to stem the flow of illegal aliens into Texas.

In contradiction to Biden claims, the majority of Haitians are released into America

The Associated Press report that (of the 16,000 Haitians amassed at Del Rio) many are being released into America.

Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said, undercutting the Biden administration’s public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion.

Haitians have been freed on a “very, very large scale” in recent days, according to one U.S. official who put the figure in the thousands. The official, who has direct knowledge of operations, was not authorized to discuss the matter Tuesday and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Many have been released with notices to appear at an immigration office within 60 days, an outcome that requires less processing time from Border Patrol agents than ordering an appearance in immigration court and points to the speed at which authorities are moving, the official said.

The Homeland Security Department has been busing Haitians from Del Rio to El Paso, Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas border, and this week added flights to Tucson, Arizona, the official said. They are processed by the Border Patrol at those locations.

A second U.S. official, also with direct knowledge and speaking on the condition of anonymity, said large numbers of Haitians were being processed under immigration laws and not being placed on expulsion flights to Haiti that started Sunday. The official couldn’t be more specific about how many.

U.S. authorities scrambled in recent days for buses to Tucson but resorted to flights when they couldn’t find enough transportation contractors, both officials said. Coast Guard planes took Haitians from Del Rio to El Paso.

The releases in the U.S. were occurring despite the signaling of a massive effort to expel Haitians on flights to Haiti under pandemic-related authority that denies migrants an opportunity to seek asylum. A third U.S. official not authorized to discuss operations said there were seven daily flights to Haiti planned starting Wednesday.

Accounts of wide-scale releases — some observed at the Del Rio bus station by Associated Press journalists — are at odds with statements a day earlier by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who traveled to Del Rio to promise swift action.

“If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned, your journey will not succeed, and you will be endangering your life and your family’s life,” he said at a Monday news conference.

The releases come amid a quick effort to empty the camp under a bridge that, according to some estimates, held more than 14,000 people over the weekend in a town of 35,000 people. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, during a visit Tuesday to Del Rio, said the county’s top official told him the most recent tally at the camp was about 8,600 migrants.

The criteria for deciding who is flown to Haiti and who is released in the U.S. was unclear, but two U.S. officials said single adults were the priority for expulsion flights.

The Homeland Security Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment late Tuesday night.

(Read more at the Associated Press)

For those Haitians who got into America, some revolted

As reported by Kingsville CBS affiliate KIII, Haitians in CBP custody attempted escape and take-over of a CPB bus.

New images have come to light of Monday’s incident just south of Kingsville, Texas, involving some Haitian migrants and the Department of Homeland Security.

The group of migrants were being transported by bus to Brownsville when there was a revolt. The Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office said the migrants fought with agents, forced the bus to stop, and then escaped. Footage of the incident was brought to Governor Greg Abbott’s attention during a news conference Tuesday.

“We saw something yesterday that we knew was going to happen,” said Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council.

Judd was in Del Rio at the news conference with Governor Abbott spotlighting the Haitian migrant crisis there.

“If you are targeting Texas to come to, we are going to show up in force and shut down the border,” Abbott said.

“When those people who were in buses south of Kingsville, Texas, when they found out they were going to be sent back to Haiti, they took the bus over and they fled,” Judd said.

Kleberg County Sheriff Richard Kirkpatrick was one of a number of lawmen who showed up to the scene to help out the ICE agents.

“These illegal migrants assaulted the federal agents on the bus and somehow they managed to escape custody for a brief moment in time, and agents then had to chase them down again and get into another scuffle on the side of the road with these individuals to try and detain them,” Kirkpatrick said.

The desperation seen in the Haitian migrants trying to cross the border is partly due to a recent earthquake that destroyed or damaged nearly 130,000 homes. Haiti’s president was also assassinated earlier this year. The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory telling Americans not to visit Haiti because of the civil unrest, crime and COVID-19.

Eddie Canales, a South Texas immigrant rights activist, said those Haitians acted in desperation because they are fearful of returning to their country. He believes the Haitian migrants at our state’s border should be welcomed into the country and not deported back to Haiti.

“There needs to be immediate humanitarian parole given to the Haitians in this country or you know, temporary protected status, or as refugees,” Canales said. “Figure out what’s going on. Did any actions take place in Haiti to keep people from leaving in terms of relief after the earthquake? I doubt it very much.”

(Read more at KIII)

The statement “There needs to be immediate humanitarian parole given” provides all the proof we need that this situation is insane. The inmates have taken over the asylum.

 

A tale of two nations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(continued)

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

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

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

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

(Read more at the New York Post)

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

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

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

 

Social media covers for Biden


Twitter faces scrutiny as Taliban fighters continue using Big Tech platform during Afghanistan turmoil

Fox News reports on the malfeasance of Twitter as the Taliban uses the platform to coordinate war.

IdiotJoeTwitter continues to face pressure over its decision to allow the Taliban to use its platform while maintaining its ban of former President Donald Trump and censoring other right-leaning American accounts.

A spokesman for the radical Islamist group that has seized control of Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid, has been using the platform to give updates about the group’s advance.

Mujahid’s account is not verified but has nearly 280,000 followers and is regularly cited by major news outlets. He recently tweeted an update on “military units” entering Kabul and wrote that their “advance is continuing normally.” On Tuesday, he used Twitter to announce a press conference that afternoon, and Twitter also allowed him to post warnings and statements as Kabul fell to the radical group.

The situation in Afghanistan is rapidly evolving,” a Twitter spokesperson told Fox News. “We’re also witnessing people in the country using Twitter to seek help and assistance. Twitter’s top priority is keeping people safe, and we remain vigilant.  We are taking steps to safeguard the voices of those on our service who represent protected groups including, humanitarian workers, journalists, news media organisations, human rights activists, and others.

“Our strong and dedicated teams are providing 24/7 global coverage to proactively enforce our rules at scale and swiftly actioning content that violates the Twitter Rules, specifically policies prohibiting glorification of violence, abusive behaviour, hateful conduct, wishes of harm, and gratuitous gore. We have prioritized labeling Tweets to provide context to people on the service who may be seeing examples of misleading or deceptive content that violates our synthetic and manipulated media policy. Our enforcement approach is agile and we will remain transparent about our work as it continues to evolve to address these increasingly complex issues.”

Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter in January for what the Big Tech giant called incitement of violence surrounding the Capitol riot. CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan, whose outlet was supportive of Trump’s ban, tweeted Tuesday, “The former President of the United States is banned from Twitter but the Taliban is not.”

(Read a number of captured tweets and some more points at Fox News)

What have we come to expect after 6 months of a bumbling fool being protected in office by the social media socialists?

It is well past time to break up every last one of the social media giants.

We did it to Standard Oil. We can do it to Google (and Alphabet, their owner). We can do it to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Facebook reiterates ban on content associated with Taliban amid Afghanistan turmoil

The Washington Examiner points out how Facebook has banned any discussion of the Taliban amid Dementia Joe’s fiasco.

Facebook on Tuesday reiterated its ban on accounts that support, praise, or represent the Taliban as the militant group has rapidly swept through much of Afghanistan, including the capital city of Kabul.

The policy, which falls under the company’s Dangerous Organizations provisions, is enforced by a “dedicated team of Afghanistan experts who are native Dari and Pashto speakers, and have knowledge of local context.”

The decision also applies to Instagram and WhatsApp, both of which are owned by Facebook.

“The Taliban is sanctioned as a terrorist organization under U.S. law, and we have banned them from our services under our Dangerous Organization policies,” Facebook told the Washington Examiner in an email.

“Regardless of who holds power, we will take the appropriate action against accounts and content that breaks our rules,” the company added.

The same policy does not appear to be shared by Twitter, as the site allows Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid to broadcast content to his 287,000 followers. He uses social media to assert that the overthrow has been largely peaceful despite reports to the contrary. The site is also home to Qari Yousef Ahmadi and Suhail Shaheen, two more of the militant group’s spokesmen.

Questions have been raised about Twitter’s motives after it permanently banned former President Donald Trump from the website following remarks in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Facebook has since done the same.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

In contradiction to Twitter’s claim of a “mostly peaceful” war, CNN reported on the execution of 22 Afghan special forces

In an 18 August 2021 CNN report, 22 Afghan special forces can be seen after they ran out of ammunition. Shortly thereafter, they were executed.

Over clear but unsteady video, the words ring out: “Surrender, commandos, surrender.” Several men emerge from a building; they are clearly unarmed.

Gunfire erupts. At least a dozen men are seen shot to death amid cries of “Allahu Akhbar” — God is Great.

The victims were members of an Afghan Special Forces unit: their executioners, the Taliban. The summary killings took place on June 16 in the town of Dawlat Abad in Faryab province, close to Afghanistan’s border with Turkmenistan.

CNN has obtained and verified several videos of the incident and has spoken with witnesses.

Videos show the commandos’ bodies strewn across an outdoor market. After a fierce battle to hold the town, the commandos had run out of ammunition and were surrounded by the Taliban fighters, witnesses said.

In one video, about 45 seconds long, a bystander can be heard saying in Pashto, the local language: “Don’t shoot them, don’t shoot them, I beg you don’t shoot them.” The bystander then asks: “How are you Pashtun killing Afghans?” The Pashtuns are the main ethnic group in Afghanistan.

At the end of the video, another voice off-camera says: “Take everything off them.”

In another video, a man can be heard saying: “Open his body armor.” One fighter can be seen taking equipment off the body of one of the commandos.

The killing of the soldiers stands in stark contrast to the Taliban’s efforts to show it is accepting the surrender of soldiers and, in some instances, paying them to go home as it makes territorial gains across Afghanistan.

The Taliban posted a video three days after the fighting in Dawlat Abad, showing the seizure of military trucks and weapons. The video claimed that “the Washington guards, a CIA specially trained special commando who had been pursuing the Taliban in Dawlat Abad, Faryab, were captured alive by the Taliban, disarmed and handcuffed.”

(Read more on the attack at CNN)

This is what the incompetency of Joe Biden cost. Think of that, “mean tweet” and “golden sprinkles” voters.

YouTube suspended Rand Paul for saying the SAME THING about masks as former Biden COVID-19 adviser

Twitchy points out the hypocrisy of YouTube in their suspension of Senator Paul (but their lack of action against Michael Osterholm).

YouTube has suspended Sen. Rand Paul for saying in a video that cloth masks are not effective at preventing COVID-19:

If that non-controversial statement sounds familiar, it should, because it’s the exact same thing former Biden COVID-19 adviser Dr. Michael Osterholm said on CNN a few days ago:

Transcript here:

And see and hear for yourself:

(See two more points via tweets at Twitchy)

The word “YouTube” must sound out some language’s word for “hypocrisy”

It seems that the word “YouTube” must sound out some language’s word for “hypocrisy.” Then again, there are too many instances of hypocrisy on all of the liberal social media platforms to assign this attribute to just one platform.

 

Who seems to be the puppet now?


Biden halts arms shipments to Ukraine prior to meeting with Putin

Lethal aid stopped for Ukraine

Breitbart reported in an 18 June 2021 article that Joe Biden cut off lethal aid to Ukraine prior to his meeting with Russian president Putin.

Biden-Makes-Silly-Face-While-Shaking-Hands-with-PutinPresident Joe Biden’s White House halted a proposed package of lethal aid to Ukraine, according to a Politico report.

State Department officials and the Pentagon worked to develop the aid proposal before the White House National Security Council put it on hold ahead of Biden’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The package’s development came in response to Russia’s massive military buildup near the Ukrainian border earlier in 2020, and would have been worth up to $100 million, according to Politico.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday, citing “people familiar with the decision,” that the Biden administration tabled the aid package after Russia said in April they would reduce the number of troops on the border.

Biden officials estimated in May that 80,000 Russian troops remain on the border of Ukraine, the New York Times noted.

Biden began his presidency with a series of high-stakes diplomatic signals to Russia and conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Did this come via the money paid from the former mayor of Moscow?

Was this change made due to too little money being paid by the former Ukrainian employer of Hunter Biden or was this change made due to the millions paid by the wife of the former mayor of Moscow?

China’s top spy catcher defects and hands over terabytes of information on Joe and Hunter Biden

The Western Journal reports in a 20 June 2021 article that China’s top spy catcher both defected and released terabytes of information, which may create problems for Joe Biden.

In early June, RedState editor Jennifer Van Laar broke an exclusive story: Sources within the intelligence community had confirmed to the outlet that a high-ranking official from the Chinese Communist Party had defected to the United States in February and has been quietly working with the Defense Intelligence Agency.

However, the DIA did not disclose the defector’s existence to any individuals outside of its Clandestine Service network until recently, the sources alleged, over concerns that “Chinese spies or sources” may have infiltrated other U.S. intelligence agencies, including as the FBI or the CIA,

According to the RedState report, the sources said “the defector has direct knowledge of special weapons programs in China, including bioweapons programs.”

They reportedly told Redstate that the individual had “provided an extensive, technically detailed debrief to US officials” and that DIA officials consider the information “legitimate.”

Additionally, RedState reported that “U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) personnel detailed to DIA have corroborated very technical details of information provided by the defector.”

This intelligence corroborated earlier reports from journalist Adam Housley.



These reports coincided roughly with the media’s sudden acceptance of the possibility that the coronavirus pandemic originated with Chinese scientists after the idea had been deemed a far-right conspiracy theory for over a year.

One week after the original RedState report, Van Laar published new report that went much further regarding the origin of the coronavirus, technically known as SARS-CoV-2.

According to RedState’s sources, the defector “provided data proving that SARS-CoV-2 was manmade and leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in addition to evidence confirming that the People’s Liberation Army managed the Wuhan program.”

Van Laar pointed out another interesting detail. Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese virologist and former postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hong Kong, had provided the FBI with this evidence over a year ago.

According to RedState: “Technical details provided by the defector … were given to scientists (who were not told how that information was given to the government), who then re-analyzed data from published sources in conjunction with the new data and concluded that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was engineered. And, the defector was able to confirm numerous non-public details Yan provided the US government.”

Dr. Yan may sound familiar because her September interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson caused quite a stir. Yan told Carlson: “This virus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 virus, actually is not from nature. It is a man-made virus created in the lab. … I can present solid scientific evidence to our audience that this virus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 virus, actually is not from nature.” (I posted about this interview here.)

She said that, previously, the bat coronavirus could not affect people, but after the artificial modifications, it became a very harmful virus.

Carlson said, “You’re saying that the Chinese government manufactured this virus, if I’m hearing you correctly?”

“Yes, exactly …,” Yan said.

(Read more at The Western Journal)

This will be ignored. Just as the Hunter laptop was ignored before the election.

So what if the most watched cable outlet puts this on for weeks? The viewership of the cable stations still does not reach the viewership of the broadcast stations — and they will cover this story in the exact same manner as they covered the Hunter laptop story during the election. They will ignore it until it makes no difference.

Russia fetes, Ukraine frets over Biden pipeline ploy

The Washington Times reported in a 20 May 2021 article how Russians and Ukrainians received the news of Biden removing sanctions from the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Top Russian officials said the relatively amicable talks this week between the U.S. and Russian top diplomats and the Biden administration’s decision not to try to block a controversial Russia-German energy pipeline are hopeful signs that bilateral ties may improve soon.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel also expressed satisfaction that a potential WashingtonBerlin flash point had been finessed, while the president of Ukraine voiced open fears his country would be sidelined by the new Nord Stream 2 pipeline that bypasses his country to ship natural gas directly from Russia to Germany and other Western European markets.

“I’ll be frank with you, I’m scared by this situation,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told reporters in Kyiv on Thursday.

President Biden continued to take bipartisan flak from Congress over his decision to waive sanctions on the main German contractor building the nearly complete undersea pipeline, a waiver that effectively ends efforts by both the Trump and Biden administrations to halt the project. U.S. officials privately said it appeared there was little realistic chance of stopping the project and it risked a major rift with the German government.

“Let me get this straight,” said Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Thursday. “President Biden is shutting down pipelines in the United States, like Keystone XL, while giving strongman [Russian President Vladimir Putin] a free pass at Nord Stream 2, a pipeline that Putin will use to pressure our allies in Europe.”

“This is exactly backward,” added Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, said Wednesday evening on Fox News, noting Russian hackers have just been implicated in the shutdown of a major East Coast U.S. gas pipeline in a ransomware case. “Four months into [his term], Joe Biden is crawling in bed with Putin and Russia and the enemies of America.”

The administration Thursday agreed to provide a Capitol Hill briefing to lawmakers on Monday on why Mr. Biden decided in the end to waive the most critical sanctions in the dispute, citing national security concerns. A group of GOP senators were reportedly preparing legislation to try to force Mr. Biden to impose sanctions on the German company Nord Stream AG and its senior officers.

But Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow on Thursday the Nord Stream 2 decision was “definitely a positive signal.”

And Konstantin Kosachev, deputy speaker of the Russian Federation Council, the legislature’s upper chamber, praised the tone of the first meeting Wednesday of Secretary of State Antony Blinken and longtime Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of a summit on the Arctic in Reykjavik, Iceland.

“I liked the cautious optimism of our foreign minister after the talks,” Mr. Kosachev told the TASS news agency. “Given that traditionally [Mr. Lavrov] provides a realistic evaluation, this is a rather good sign.”

Mr. Zelenskyy, locked in a civil war with Russian-backed separatists in his country’s eastern half, had strongly opposed the pipeline as it threatened to undercut both Ukraine and Poland and critical transshipment routes for Russian oil and gas to the West.

“It would be a loss for the United States, and I believe it would be President Biden’s personal loss,” Mr. Zelenskyy said in comments reported by The Associated Press. “It would mark a serious geopolitical victory for the Russian Federation and a new redistribution of spheres of influence.”

Mr. Kosachev said that, from the Russian perspective, even though the two-hour Blinken-Lavrov meeting dealt with difficult matters, it also touched on issues where Moscow and Washington can work together, including climate change, the future of Afghanistan and the fight against the global pandemic.

(Read more at the Washington Times)

For America, Biden has to shut down the pipeline. For Russia, he cannot stop it.

For America, Biden had to kill the 10,000 jobs connected to the Keystone pipeline (plus who-know-how-many supporting jobs).

For Russia, he could not stop something that had been stopped for years.

 

Critical Race Theory gets criticized by credible critics


Columbia University graduate who fled North Korea draws connections between CRT and Marxist life

The Epoch Times reports on a woman who fled communism only to be inflicted with the same ideology at college in the United States.

A North Korean defector who graduated from New York’s Columbia University drew an alarming similarity between what is being taught on the American campus and the propaganda of the Kim regime.

In 2007, 13-year-old Yeonmi Park and her mother fled across the border to China, where they were sold into slavery by sex traffickers. Two years later, with the help of Christian missionaries, they escaped to Mongolia across the Gobi desert before settling in South Korea.

Park was transferred to Columbia from a South Korean university in 2016. She said she was struck by the Ivy League school’s anti-West and anti-American sentiment, which brought back memories of her childhood under the communist, totalitarian regime.

“At Columbia University, literally every professor was saying the problems that we have in today’s world is because of white men [and] how they colonized Africa [and] Asia, that’s how they mess up everything and they are the ones who needs [sic] to be blamed,” Yeonmi told Fox News.

“And I couldn’t believe it,” she continued. “Am I sitting in North Korea’s classroom or in America’s classroom? I couldn’t believe why people were hating their own people that much.”

Park told host Sean Hannity that she viewed the United States as a nation of free thought and free speech, only to find out she had to censor herself on an American campus.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

We should not be surprised that Democrats have provided a template for racial discrimination in CRT

Democrats were the party of slavery, Jim Crow, and segregation. Go look at the laws crafted by Joe Biden in the mid-70’s. These laws were crafted to protect White communities.

Now that Democrats have determined to give the nation a socialist turn, their focus on pitting groups against each other works to distract us from their other actions (taxing, controlling, etc._).

Virginia mother who endured Maoist China blasts school board’s critical race theory initiative

In a 10 June 2021 Washington Examiner article, we see how a woman who survived Mao’s “cultural revolution” spoke out against a school board’s critical race theory initiative.

A mother in Virginia who survived Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution in China before immigrating to the United States slammed a local school board during a public meeting on Tuesday over its backing of critical race theory.

The theory, which claims “racism is a normal and ordinary part of our society, not an aberration,” according to a seminar developed by Fordham Law School’s Center on Race, Law, and Justice, has gained traction in public school curricula since the summer of unrest following the death of George Floyd in May last year.

“I’ve been very alarmed by what’s going on in our schools,” Xi Van Fleet told the Loudoun County School Board. “You are now teaching, training our children to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history.”

The mother compared the theory to a form of “neo-racism,” adding, “This is indeed [the] American version of the Chinese Cultural Revolution,” a purge led by Mao that left 500,000 to 20 million people dead from 1966 to 1976. The vast discrepancy in fatalities is due to the lack of historical record surrounding the revolution.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Mao murdered millions with his cultural revolution, what will Biden do?

Do we need to look over our shoulders for the FBI just because of our skin color? What if I happen to be a light-skinned Hispanic? Do I need to carry my genealogical charts with me to prove my ancestry?

And should that matter in today’s America?

Black mother compares critical race theory in schools to KKK tactics

The Washington Examiner reports through a 13 May 2021 article on a Black mother who spoke out against CRT.

A Black mother took aim at critical race theory during a local school board meeting, comparing the education to tactics used by Nazi Germany and the Ku Klux Klan.

“Critical race theory is not an honest dialogue, it is a tactic that was used by Hitler and the Ku Klux Klan on slavery very many years ago to dumb down my ancestors so we could not think for ourselves,” Shawntel Cooper said at the Loudoun County School Board meeting Tuesday. “Critical race theory is racist, it is abusive, it discriminates against one’s color. … You can not tell me what is or is not racist.”

The fiery rebuke came as parents at the district, one of the richest in the nation, have recently begun fighting back against plans to adopt a “culturally responsive” curriculum framework that called on the district to dismantle “white supremacy.”

Cooper was not the only parent to speak out at the meeting, with other parents voicing concerns about the district’s Diverse Book Collection, which is supposed to be an initiative to expose students to authors of different races, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

One group of parents read aloud passages from Monday’s Not Coming, a sexually explicit book that at one point described a girl being assaulted. The parents argued that if reading the passage of the book made the school board uncomfortable, it wasn’t appropriate for students.

“If this is inappropriate for me to read to you, this is inappropriate for our children,” one parent said. “Get these dirty books out of our schools.”

Other books parents complained about included My Princess Boy, which tells the story of a young boy who likes wearing dresses and playing with girls’ toys that was included in the kindergarten curriculum. A junior in high school, meanwhile, could choose to read Whatever: Or How Junior Year Became Totally F$@cked, the story of a teenage boy who faces internal crisis after drunkenly kissing another male.

“Schools should not be imparting their belief structure on our children. That should be left to the parents to share their values, morals, and ethics in a family setting,” one parent said. “That is the most important. Those should be for the parents to impart to their children, not the school.”

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Will Merrick Garland take heed to these admontions?

Will this matter a whit to Merrick Garland or will he start his 6 January 2021 witch hunt nonetheless?

 

News about the Google Gulags and Big Tech Bastions of Liberalism


Google’s YouTube suspends Ron Johnson from uploading videos for seven days over hydroxychloroquine claims

Fox News reports in a 11 June 2021 article on the shutdown of Senator Ron Johnson videos that do little more than summarize information provided Anthony Fauci through the now-infamous emails.

RonJohnsonSen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., has been suspended from uploading videos to YouTube for seven days and had a video of a speech talking about early treatments to COVID-19 removed by the video-sharing giant.

The video removal and upload ban came after two videos of Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearings he led on early experimental treatments to the novel coronavirus, such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin.

Johnson told Fox News that “YouTube’s ongoing COVID censorship proves they have accumulated too much unaccountable power.”

“Big Tech and mainstream media believe they are smarter than medical doctors who have devoted their lives to science and use their skills to save lives,” Johnson said. “They have decided there is only one medical viewpoint allowed, and it is the viewpoint dictated by government agencies. How many lives will be lost as a result? How many lives could have been saved with a free exchange of medical ideas?”

“Government-sanctioned censorship of ideas and speech should concern us all,” Johnson added.

A spokesperson for YouTube told Fox News the website took down the video because it violated its COVID-19 “medical misinformation policies.”

“We removed the video in accordance with our COVID-19 medical misinformation policies, which don’t allow content that encourages people to use Hydroxychloroquine or Ivermectin to treat or prevent the virus,” the spokesperson said.

“YouTube doesn’t allow content that spreads medical misinformation that contradicts local health authorities’ or the World Health Organization’s (WHO) medical information about COVID-19,” the policy reads.

Specifically, the company will remove content promoting the use of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin unless there is enough countervailing context, a YouTube blog post explains.

The video in question is of a speech Johnson gave where he torched the Biden and Trump administrations for “not only ignoring but working against robust research [on] the use of cheap, generic drugs to be repurposed for early treatment of COVID” and noted he held two hearings on the matter.

(Read more at Fox News)

Had Ron Johnson only torched the Biden administration for its failures, there might have been room for an argument that he was being partisan

However, it seems that YouTube is just trying to play God. What YouTube should be doing is facilitating vigorous discussions on both the origin of the disease and means of overcoming the disease.

There should not be a game of political football occurring based on what one president said about a medicine (either Trump or Biden).

When YouTube will not allow an open discussion on the benefits of medicines debated among medical professionals, that is a step too far.

Congress looks to break up Big Tech with bold new antitrust bills

The New York Post reports in an 11 June 2021 article that Congress looks to break up Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other Big Tech giants with antitrust bills.

Congressional lawmakers are targeting tech giants over antitrust concerns — and the proposed legislation could force them to overhaul or even break up their increasingly dominant business empires.

The package of five antitrust bills introduced by a bipartisan group in Congress on Friday — aimed at Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google’s parent Alphabet — would make it harder for the biggest tech platforms to complete mergers and keep them from owning businesses that create conflicts of interest.

Two of the new bills could be particularly tricky for Amazon and Apple to navigate as they both run marketplaces that include their own products or apps that compete with outside sellers that rely on their services.

Called the “Ending Platform Monopolies Act,” sponsored by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash) and the “The American Innovation and Choice Online Act” sponsored by House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), the reforms could potentially break up the tech behemoths by cracking down on conflicts of interest between their different business lines.

(Read more at the New York Post)

For their censorship, for their limiting of competition, and for their swallowing up competitors — the Big Techs need to be broken up

Just due to only their McCarthy-like railroading of conservatives, Google, Twitter, and Facebook should have been broken up long ago. Add to that, these giants have worked their way into over half of the phones (with Android and Google Play). They have bought up mid-size companies (like Google did with Fitbit in the next article and Facebook did with Instagram).

Additionally, it was Amazon’s denial of server space that put free-speech Parler out. Likewise, Amazon has denied authors and filmmakers critical of homosexuality a platform.

Google bought Fitbit

Indiana Fox affiliate WXIN reported in a 14 January 2021 article that Google had purchased Fitbit.

Google has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-gadget maker Fitbit, a deal that could help the internet company grow even stronger while U.S. government regulators pursue an antitrust case aimed at undermining its power.

Thursday’s completion of the acquisition comes 14 months after Google announced a deal that immediately raised alarms.

Google makes most of its money by selling ads based on information it collects about its billions of users’ interests and whereabouts. Privacy watchdogs feared it might exploit Fitbit to peer even deeper into people’s lives.

But Google wound up entering a series of commitments in Europe and other parts of the world pledging it won’t use the health and fitness data from Fitbit’s 29 million users to sell more ads. It insists it is more interested in adding Fitbit to its expanding arsenal of internet-connected products, which include smartphones, laptops, speakers, cameras and thermostats.

(Read more at WXIN)

 

Too soon used, too late wise


I know that the adage says “Too soon old, too late wise;” however, in the cases of these mothers and the American people, it is not age (but being used) that is central to the situation.

The focus is not on Black lives at Black Lives Matter

The mothers of Tamir Rice and Breonna Taylor express that the memories of their loved ones have been used

The Epoch Times reports on the incredulity of two mothers in regard to the actions of the founders of Black Lives Matter.

Patrisse CullorsThe mothers of several people whose names have been invoked by Black Lives Matter activists panned the group’s co-founder, Patrisse Cullors, for benefitting “off the blood” of their family members.

Cullors last week announced last week that she would be departing the organization, coming after reports disclosed her finances and real estate holdings.

“They are benefiting off the blood of our loved ones, and they won’t even talk to us,” Samaria Rice, the mother of a 12-year-old boy, Tamir Rice, who was shot by police in Cleveland, told the New York Post.

Rice added that she contacted Black Lives Matter to help in re-opening a federal investigation into her son’s death in 2014, exchanging several emails with Cullors years ago before nothing came of it.

“I don’t believe she is going anywhere,” Rice said of the BLM co-founder. “It’s all a facade,” she continued. “She’s only saying that to get the heat off her right now.”

Lisa Simpson, whose son was also killed in a Los Angeles Police Department officer-involved incident in 2016, also criticized the organization’s co-founder.

“Now she doesn’t have to show her accountability,” Simpson, 52, told the newspaper in reference to Cullors’ move to leave the organization. “She can just take the money and run.”

In an interview with The Associated Press, Cullors said that recent criticism and reports about her finances were not the reason why she’s leaving Black Lives Matter, saying she wants to focus on other endeavors including a book and a TV deal with Warner Bros.

(Read more at the The Epoch Times)

Some have accused these mothers of envy of the George Floyd gravy train

I think that they really feel used by a Black Lives Matter leadership that bought its mansions without giving significantly to the people who need support. However, how giving was Stalin? Didn’t he live in palaces, dachas, and other homes?

Spendthrift Biden wants to use our tax dollars to buy votes

Biden’s DHS plans to pay $86 million to a charity to house illegal aliens

The Daily Mail reported in a 23 April 2021 article that Joe Biden planned to send $86.9 million to a Texas charity to house illegals.

illegalsThe Department of Homeland Security is reportedly laying plans to increase the number of migrants released into the U.S. as the Biden administration struggles to cope with the ongoing surge at the border.

Internal DHS communications show that expanding the number of migrants in the Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program is a priority, and the department is pushing to streamline the program, Fox News reported on Friday.

The ATD program releases migrants who are present in the U.S. illegally as they await status hearings, monitoring them through such measures as periodic check-ins and GPS ankle bracelets.

The expansion of the program was perhaps inevitable, as the government faces a dramatic surge in illegal crossings at the border, with more than 172,000 encounters in March alone, including an historic number of unaccompanied children.

Currently, most solo adults are slated for quick deportation. But adults that cross with young children, as well as unaccompanied children, are typically allowed to remain in the U.S. 

“The Biden administration has made it clear that the border is not open,” a DHS spokesperson said regarding the expansion of the ATD program. 

“Our policy is to expel single adults and families. In situations where individuals cannot be expelled, they are placed into removal proceedings and a custody determination is made, which could result in an Alternative to Detention program,’ the spokesperson added. 

The Biden administration has gone to dramatic lengths to cope with the crisis, shipping unaccompanied children to be housed as far away from the southern border as Pennsylvania, and spending $86.9million to house 1,200 migrants in hotels until September.

Republicans blame the crisis on Biden, saying he dismantled key immigration rules imposed by Donald Trump. Democrats say that Biden inherited a broken system, including cruel policies he is attempting to remedy. 

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

I am all for giving, but do not support the idea of taxing people into poverty

While Biden focuses on the warm and fuzzy feelings he wants to generate by handing out free housing, food, and other things the rest of us have to struggle even more to bring into our households, he lies about “the border is not open.”

Add to that, this left-leaning outlet does its best to demonize President Trump by quoting (unchallenged) Democrats in their assertion that Biden “inherited a broken system, including cruel policies.” Bull.

Biden warns Republicans not to “get in the way” of more spending

The Washington Times reports that Biden has warned Republicans not to “get in the way” of more spending.

Biden1President Biden on Thursday warned Republicans touting parts of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package they universally opposed not to “get in the way” of the $4 trillion-plus economic agenda Mr. Biden says is needed to sustain a longer-term economic recovery.

Mr. Biden whipped out a list of GOP lawmakers he said are praising parts of the relief package while they’re back home in their districts, like a special fund for hard-hit restaurants and money for community health care centers.

“Some people have no shame,” the president said, laughing. “But I’m happy. I’m happy they know that it benefitted their constituents. That’s OK with me.

“But if you’re going to try to take credit for what you’ve done, don’t get in the way of what we still need to do,” the president said.

Congressional Democrats muscled the package through in March without a single Republican vote.

“I’m not going to embarrass any one of them, but I have here a list of how back in their districts they’re bragging about the rescue plan,” the president said.

(Read more at Washington Times)

To Biden: My representatives should stand up to your reckless spending

If my representatives represent me and the majority of the voters in my district, then they (on the state and national levels) will stand up against the type of spending Biden wants.

Otherwise, they do not represent me.

Biden HHS spending $60 million each week to house migrant children

The Daily Caller provides another view of the expense of just housing the illegal alien minors in a 27 May 2021 article.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is reportedly spending at least $60 million per week to house unaccompanied migrant children who have crossed the southern border.

President Joe Biden’s administration expects those costs to rise even more in the coming months, according to a report from The Washington Post. Government data revealed the cost for each migrant child to be housed in existing shelters to be $290 per day.

Those existing shelters, which have enough beds to hold around 7,700 children, have been overrun in recent weeks due to the migrant crisis at the border. At least ten emergency facilities have been set up to add an additional 16,000 beds, according to The Post.

Capacity limits have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, about 8,500 children are reportedly already living in these emergency shelters, with 4,000 more soon to be transferred from overcrowded permanent shelters.

Biden’s HHS has struck deals with several entities to set up new temporary shelters, including the city of San Diego and the Pentagon. The costs at these new facilities are higher than the permanent shelters, adding up to roughly $775 per day per child, HHS Administration for Children and Families spokesman Kenneth Wolfe told The Post.

Unaccompanied minors are currently spending an average of 31 days in HHS custody before being released to a family member or qualified sponsor, which would total a cost of around $24,000 in the temporary facilities. Government projections indicate somewhere between 22,000 and 26,000 children will arrive each month and need housing until September, according to The Post.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

In addition to housing, we are feeding, transporting, educating, and (sometimes) clothing the illegals.

Some sources even say we provide healthcare to the illegals. What is left for them to provide for themselves in Biden’s new socialist utopia?

 

Pennsylvania at the center of two points of freedom


The Pennsylvanian electorate speak out in a referendum

Pennsylvania’s referendum limits the power of Governor Wolf’s COVID orders

Red State points out how the people of Pennsylvania have spoken on overbearing government.

WolfeThe results are in from last night’s referendum on Gov. Tom Wolf’s tyrannical COVID orders. In both cases on the ballot the votes to limit the power of future “emergency orders” passed, putting a constitutional barrier between petty Democrats who seek to weaponize “the science” instead of doing what’s legal and logical.

In the end, even rabidly left-wing Philadelphia punched above their weight in voting to curtail Wolf’s future powers. Of course, it’s still scary that over 47% of residents in Pennsylvania actually like being ruled by decree, but it is what it is. You can expect most Democrats to keep toeing the line until their lives are good and truly wrecked.

But given the partisan makeup of the state, there had to have been some sizable portion of Democrats and Independents who pushed these measures across the finish line. That’s a really good sign for Republicans going into 2022. In fact, Republicans overperformed in several races and this time it can’t be blamed on low turnout; for an off-year election, turnout was historic levels.

(Read more at Red State)

Hooray for the remaining liberty-loving constituents of Pennsylvania

They should not allow themselves to be bulldozed by the media and politicians. This is a good start, but only a start.

More Republican Pennsylvanians may have cast votes than were counted

With a hat tip to Bunkerville, the Washington Examiner reports that Dominion voting machines in Fayette County are only rejecting Republican ballots in a recent vote, according to Chris Varney, Judge of Elections.

Some voting machines in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, were rejecting ballots as residents headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote on several local races, according to a new report.

The Fayette County Bureau of Elections told KDKA, a local CBS affiliate, that several precincts were having difficulty scanning bar codes on all ballots, and several voters told the outlet that their Republican ballots were not accepted. Chris Varney, an elections judge, told the outlet the issue was initially believed to be affecting all ballots, but officials then determined the problem only affected Republican ballots.

Both Republicans and Democrats are vying for the positions of recorder of deeds, jury commissioner, magisterial district judge, City Council member, and several school board seats.

Although turnout for off-year elections is traditionally low, George Rattay, the chairman of the Fayette County Democratic Party, said he’s hoping for turnout of 20%-25% given the local interest in the school board races.

“There’s a lot of candidates running,” Rattay said about the races for school director. “That tells me people are concerned and interested in what’s going on in the schools.”

Bill Kozlovich, chairman of the Fayette County Republican Party, shared Rattay’s hopes for high turnout, focusing his attention on the judicial races.

“We’ve got to get good judge candidates in,” he said, adding that he’d like to see more Republicans leading the county’s row offices.

Other races throughout the country, particularly those in the 2020 contest, have been subject to scrutiny over the past six months.

In addition to the audit in Maricopa County over the 2020 presidential election results in Arizona, an audit team in Windham, New Hampshire, said it suspects folds in ballots could be the source of discrepancies in 2020 election results in the state.

“Something we strongly suspect at this juncture, based on various evidence, is that in some cases, fold lines are being interpreted by the scanners as valid votes,” auditor Mark Lindeman said, according to a report by WMUR9 on Monday, after the first review of four AccuVote machines was completed over the weekend.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Of course, this only proves anomalies in the recent vote

While this only proves that things went wrong in a recent vote, it suggests that things may have likewise gone equally wrong in the 2020 vote (had we been allowed to challenge the results in court).

 

Biden military moves against the ranks


Space Force CO who got holiday call from Trump fired over comments decrying Marxism in the Military

Military.com reports that a commander of the Space Force has been fired over comments made against the promotion of Marxism in Joe Biden’s military.

LohmeierA commander of a U.S. Space Force unit tasked with detecting ballistic missile launches has been fired for comments made during a podcast promoting his new book, which claims Marxist ideologies are becoming prevalent in the United States military.

Lt Col. Matthew Lohmeier, commander of 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, was relieved from his post Friday by Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, the head of Space Operations Command, over a loss of confidence in his ability to lead, Military.com has exclusively learned.

“This decision was based on public comments made by Lt. Col. Lohmeier in a recent podcast,” a Space Force spokesperson said in an email. “Lt. Gen. Whiting has initiated a Command Directed Investigation on whether these comments constituted prohibited partisan political activity.”

Lohmeier’s temporary assignment in the wake of his removal was not immediately clear.

Earlier this month, Lohmeier, a former instructor and fighter pilot who transferred into the Space Force, self-published a book titled “Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military.”

“Irresistible Revolution is a timely and bold contribution from an active-duty Space Force lieutenant colonel who sees the impact of a neo-Marxist agenda at the ground level within our armed forces,” a description of the book reads.

Lohmeier sat down last week with L. Todd Wood of the podcast “Information Operation,” hosted by Creative Destruction, or CD, Media, to promote the book. He spoke about U.S. institutions, including universities, media and federal agencies including the military, that he said are increasingly adopting leftist practices. These practices — such as diversity and inclusion training — are the systemic cause for the divisive climate across America today, he said.

From his perspective as a commander, Lohmeier said he didn’t seek to criticize any particular senior leader or publicly identify troops within the book. Rather, he said, he focused on the policies service members now have to adhere to to align with certain agendas “that are now affecting our culture.”

Regarding Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, he said, “I don’t demonize the man, but I want to make it clear to both him and every service member this [diversity and inclusion] agenda, it will divide us, it will not unify us.”

Austin on Feb. 5 ordered all military services to observe one-day stand-down on extremism in the ranks. As part of his stand-down, Lohmeier said, he was given a booklet that cited the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol as an example of extremism, but did not mention the civil disobedience and destruction of property that took place following the death of George Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis last May.

He also took issue with “the Pentagon spokesperson,” seeming to allude to Press Secretary John Kirby. Lohmeier claimed Kirby said “there are too many white pilots,” amid an ever-increasing pilot shortage.

“If you want to provide that kind of messaging to your already struggling pilot force, you can already expect to see further retention problems,” he said.

In a statement Friday, Kirby denied ever saying such a thing about a surplus of white pilots, and pointed to Austin’s comments made last week during his first press conference about the importance of increased diversity programs.

“This department has an open door to any qualified American who wants to serve,” the defense secretary said May 6. “Diversity throughout the force is a source of strength. We can’t afford to deprive ourselves of the talents and the voices of the full range of a nation that we defend.”

Lohmeier told Military.com he had consulted with his base public affairs and legal counsel about his plans to publish a book and its contents.

“I was apprised of the option to have my book reviewed at the Pentagon’s prepublication and security review prior to release, but was also informed that it was not required,” Lohmeier said in an email.

“My intent never has been to engage in partisan politics. I have written a book about a particular political ideology (Marxism) in the hope that our Defense Department might return to being politically non-partisan in the future as it has honorably done throughout history,” he said.

The book is available on Amazon, on Lohmeier’s website and Barnes & Noble.

The book ranked No. 2 under Amazon’s “Military Policy” section this week.

(Read more about the book and conservative voices in the military at Military.com)

In addition to calling out Marxism, Lohmeier pointed to the promotion of Critical Race Theory in the military

Breitbart reports in a parallel article that the Biden armed forces did not appreciate the comments on the application of critical race theory to the military.

However, what else did we expect from the Biden administration — a system that worked?

Army authorizes female soldiers to wear ponytails; critics say branch trying to be “woke”

Fox News details how the U.S. Army has approved the use of ponytails for female soldiers (and how critics say this proves the Army has started trying to be “woke.”)

us-army-pony-tails-1The Army has authorized female soldiers to wear ponytails while in uniform, marking a significant departure from a long-held policy that’s drawing both support and criticism.

The branch approved the move back in February, initially only allowing ponytails to be worn while conducting field or fitness training. 

The change was made due to concerns over certain health conditions, including alopecia — a type of hair loss — and to stop hair damage caused by a tight bun.

After hearing feedback, the Army has expanded the policy to allow ponytails with all uniforms, it announced Thursday, citing health and “tactical” benefits.

“This new modification is more practical for our female soldiers,” Sgt. Maj. Brian Sanders, the Army G-1 Uniform Policy Branch sergeant major, said. “It allows them flexibility in a tactical environment, while maintaining a professional appearance in garrison. This change also helps to alleviate hair loss and damage to the scalp.”

The new changes allow for female soldiers to wear a bun, a single ponytail, two braids or a single braid. All such stylings should hang down the center of the back and may hang no lower than the bottom of the shoulder blades while standing at attention, the Army says.

The exemptions during training will remain in place.

“Commanders will analyze the risk of a free hanging ponytail or braid and use commander’s discretion to determine if long hair will be secured or tucked inside the uniform top,” Sanders said.

The change received some criticism, mainly from older officers or men, some of whom are now demanding that the Army allow male soldiers to grow beards if female soldiers can wear ponytails.

“Why not men?” was one of the first responses to the Army’s announcement on Twitter.

“This is how it starts!” posted another user. “Let standards down a little bit at a time … Sad day for America’s Army.”

(Read more at Fox News)

This does not need to devolve into a discussion of style. This is a matter of safety.

For anyone serving on the front lines (which I never did — on the front lines, back lines, home front, or in any form of the military), this is a matter of safety. Hair grown long enough to grab becomes a handle (not a fashion statement). If the enemy has hair shorn to a length impossible to grab, that enemy will have an advantage over a combatant who sports a ponytail or beard.

I don’t want any soldier on our side to die just for the sake of a fashion statement.

A Major’s step backwards on religious liberty

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Center reports that Biden’s military has gone after a chaplain who does not wink at transgenderism.

Chaplain Andrew CalvertThe Biden administration doesn’t mind if the military has chaplains — it just doesn’t want them to stand for anything. That’s the message from the new commander-in-chief, who seems to be picking up right where his former boss left off. Transgenderism in, religious freedom out.

Like a lot of people who’ve struggled with the whiplash of the new administration, the Army’s Chaplain Andrew Calvert struggled to find a good reason for bringing back the gender identity debate in the ranks. When President Biden dedicated one of his first executive orders to overturning the ban on transgender troops, Calvert had a hard time understanding the rationale. The Pentagon, under Donald Trump, had already ruled out the idea as a distraction, an unnecessary waste of taxpayer dollars, and a setback for military readiness.

“How is rejecting reality (biology) not evidence that a person is mentally unfit (ill), and thus making that person unqualified to serve,” Calvert wrote on his personal Facebook page a couple of days before the decision came down. “There is little difference in this than over those who believe and argue for a ‘flat earth,’ despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary… The motivation is different, but the argument is the same. This person is a MedBoard for Mental Wellness waiting to happen. What a waste of military resources and funding!”

Almost immediately, Calvert was reported to his commander and an investigation ensued. “We are aware of Major Calvert’s social media post,” a spokesman for his branch told reporters. The matter is under review, he insisted, before adding, “We support the commander-in-chief, secretary of Defense, and all DOD policies and directives.” Calvert, who’s served since 2009 and has a Bronze Star, among other awards, didn’t have to wait long for the Army’s decision. II Corps Commander Lt. General Robert White handed down a reprimand that could essentially end his career. “Your actions,” the general wrote, “cast serious doubt on your character and future as a leader in the Army.”

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And of course, the really outrageous piece of this is that under the Trump administration, members of the military were not only openly protesting the president’s decisions — they were applauded for it! “We had uniformed members of our military marching in political rallies and political parades in uniform, expressing openly their opposition to their commander-in-chief’s policies. And that was all considered to be perfectly acceptable — and in fact, something that should be celebrated and applauded by many in the military and in the media. And now you have a chaplain who expresses his support for [what was] at that time was the existing policy of the Department of Defense, and he’s being punished. This just goes to show you’re only really allowed to have one point of view and one perspective.”

Chaplain Calvert’s Facebook account clearly states that this is his personal page and he is only speaking as Andrew Calvert — not a member of the Armed Forces. But that didn’t matter to this Pentagon. They don’t care that he’s a chaplain who’s required by his denomination to hold to these values. “If you express your religious views openly and you happen to be a member of the military, they will come after you,” Mike warned.

And unfortunately, he believes, the purge is only going to continue. “And we know that that’s exactly what the far-Left wants to happen. They want to root out anybody who holds a view contrary to what they believe… And the bottom line is, that’s going to hurt our military. That is going to cause people to turn away from military service. We’re already seeing problems with recruiting and retention. And if that continues, that’s a national security concern.” But then, as Joe Biden learned from his old boss, there’s only one war that needs fighting in this country — and that’s the culture’s.

To show your support for Chaplain Calvert, sign FRC’s petition to his commander, Lt. General Robert White. Add your name to the many others who think Andrew’s record should be restored and religious freedom everywhere respected.

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Religious freedom must be defended

Without religious freedom and freedom of speech, we lose many of our other freedoms.