Markers of the sad state of affairs and a few rays of sunchine, maybe

“As the Pelosi-Thompson-Cheney circus rolls on in D.C., signals are given that the Democrats, have their sights set on more than just the former President. … The comment harkens back to the McCarthy era hearings and guilt by association. Once a communist always a communist has now turned to ‘Once a Trumper, always a Trumper. … Seventy-four million Americans, committed no crime in voting for Trump, but are now considered to be a threat the country, just as were the McCarthy era communists.’” —  Dennis Lund, Are you now or have you ever been a supporter of Donald Trump?

“It’s clear that this Supreme Court will uphold the rule of law and not be swayed by public opinion” –  Josh Blackman, Abortion ruling: Why was Roe overruled under Dobbs not Casey?

“At least, as one Internet wag put it, the gasoline for their Molotov cocktails will be much more expensive this time around, thanks to the Biden administration’s energy policies. But the way this case has been handled by the political class says bad things about the political class — and about the state of our nation.” —  Glenn H. Reynolds, The leak, the threats, the violence — reaction to Roe is dark day for nation

 

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Who’s responsible for what they do or think?

“The Supreme Court has finally ended its two-decades long punt on Second Amendment jurisprudence.” —  , 6 Takeaways From The Supreme Court Protection Of Self-Defense (but the Left can’t read and doesn’t care about legalities, anyway, unles it suits their fantasies)

“denying gun rights or creating a test that’s too onerous is racist.” … “Alito also took the court’s liberal minority to task for their emotional arguments untethered from the issue at hand” —  , Justice Thomas Vanquished Gun Grabbers in his Bruen Opinion

“The Bruen case has literally nothing to do with the DoJ, at least not in its legitimate law-enforcement capacity” … “f the DoJ is suddenly fired up to start “enforcing and defending federal firearms laws,” they can start by prosecuting people who try to game the background-check system despite being knowingly barred from firearms ownership” … “It certainly looks pretty strange to see the DoJ lecturing Supreme Court justices on enforcing the law when Garland and his team have been completely derelict in their duty to stop the intimidation campaigns aimed at these same justices. Strange, and entirely partisan.” —  Ed Morrissey, DoJ to SCOTUS on Bruen: We will just have to enforce federal law, then

“you’ve got pathologies that we didn’t have before. You’ve got the crime we didn’t have before. You’ve got the disintegration of families that you didn’t have before, disorder you didn’t have before. And they were things that were avoidable. You didn’t have to do that to poor people, and it’s just heartbreaking. Something has changed” —  , How liberal policies have killed black communities: Clarence Thomas

“Over the past weekend, Stephen Colbert staffers were caught trying to break into the US Capitol” — Will, Fox Raises Important Questions about Jan. 6th Prisoners Being Treated Differently than Captured Colbert Staffers

“In their rush to ‘do something,’ Republicans are supporting a vague, open-ended bill that will almost surely be abused” … “there is scant evidence that red flag laws do much to prevent violence. Most studies that contend to prove red flag laws work, do so by drilling into the consciousness of those who’ve lost their guns and predicting their behavior” —  : David Harsanyi, The ‘Do Something’ Gun Control Bill Does Little But Erode Rights

“Our late colleague and friend, psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz, spent sixty years of his life pounding home the chasm between mind (behavior) and disease (physical cell abnormality)” … “Diagnoses of mental illness are subjective judgments of behavior. Diagnoses of real disease, such as those made by pathologists and used in nosology, are made on the basis of cellular abnormality. The latter is objective;  the former is subjective” … “Focusing on “mental health” and “mental illness” does nothing more than allow government to randomly gain control of thousands of people absent any probable cause and absent any significant reduction of mass murders” —  Richard E. Vatz and Jeffrey A. Schaler, Psychiatric Failure in Confronting Mass Murderers

“Anyone who continues to call January 6 an armed insurrection and coordinated attack after the politicized FBI said it wasn’t is detached from reality” … “The choice is easier every day.  I will take the president who the media and other Democrats claim is detached from reality, who gave us peace, prosperity, rising wages, low inflation, energy independence, record-low poverty, and three vaccines over the corrupt, incompetent president, whom the media supports, who is destroying our country every day with his policies and blaming everyone else”–  Jack Hellner, Who are the people detached from reality and mentally incompetent to govern?

“The White House is refusing to share details about its coordinated efforts to engage in a federal takeover of election administration” —  Mollie Hemingway, Yes, Biden Is Hiding His Plan To Rig The 2022 Midterm Elections

“While Watergate has been covered extensively in these various media, some of the most important questions asked in 1972 about the puzzling caper remain unanswered in 2022” … “O’Connor has resurfaced with what he says are answers to all the other lingering Watergate mysteries.  His book refutes the conventional Watergate narrative of Nixonian evil uncovered by a pair of fearless, honest young reporters” … “Is Watergate historically linked to 9/11 and Russiagate?  O’Connor thinks so.  Before you congeal your doubts, read this intriguing work first.” —  Drew Allen, Mysteries of Watergate: What really happened?

“According to the ABIM, there is no need for a public forum between experts to determine what constitutes misinformation. That determination is made by the ABIM and its hand-selected doctors” … “Doctors are sheep. They follow what others do and don’t speak out. Nothing to gain by speaking out. You don’t want to lose your license too!” —  Steve Kirsch, ABIM: “There shall be no public accountability on our decision to de-certify Dr. McCullough”

 

 

 

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Markers of innocence.Do you think you have a right to self defens?

“It’s terrible to think that the man sworn to “upholding the rule of law, keeping our country safe, and protecting the civil rights of all Americans” is failing hundreds of thousands of people who have been openly threatened by political violence.” … “That isn’t just dereliction of duty, it’s full-blown enablement of the political violence Garland claims to be against. It’s wrong, it’s not just, and Garland deserves to lose his job over it.” —  Jordan Boyd, Garland’s Version Of Justice For All Doesn’t Include His Political Enemies

“From made-up claims of Russian collusion to a manufactured scandal around Ukraine, Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chair and former impeachment manager, has now attached himself to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 Committee to carry out the Democrats’ latest hoax.” … “But there are no repercussions for Schiff, an 11-term congressman whose voters have endorsed their representative’s crusade against the former Republican president with fictitious crimes.” —  Tristan Justice, Adam Schiff Is An Emblem Of Institutional Decline

“No matter whether you loved or hated his tweets, his presidency looks better and better with every passing day.” —  Silvio Canto, Jr., The problem with hating Trump

“The 2020 election was rigged, but it is not up to us to prove that.  Instead of resisting audits every step of the way, the burden of proving otherwise falls on those who refuse to open the voting machines for inspection.  There can be no innocent motive to hide them.  Nor can there have been any justification for blocking observers from observing.” —  Robert Arvay, Were the elections rigged? It might not matter.

“it’s impossible to lose something you’ve never had. The U.S. has never been governed by a democracy. Our government is a constitutional republic and always has been, from the moment of its inception. – What Hillary and her ilk are really worried about is the end of the Democratic Party. If the truth about the Clintons (or the Bidens) ever became public knowledge, their political careers would be over forever.” —  John Leonard, Losing Our Democracy

“In Minnesota, a new rule relating to certification of teachers is in process. – You have to read it to believe it” … “Personally, I wouldn’t allow a “teacher” who “understands” those things within 100 yards of one of my kids.” … “If these proposed licensing changes are implemented, no sane person will want to be a teacher in Minnesota.” —  John Hinderaker, Only Marxists Need Apply — see also Manufacturing Social Justice Warriors on an Industrial Scale by Robert Weissberg.

“In the recent, predictable Democrat party push for gun control following the Uvalde shooting, has anyone asked the basic question, “Do you believe in the right of self-defense?”  Many leftists believe that only the State has the right to defend its citizens.  They believe that the State should possess a monopoly on the legal use of force.” — David Hoit, The left vs. the right of self-defense

 

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Rule? Precedent? Integrity? 1/6 and catch 22

“when you marginalize people, as leftists like Youngus (who argues that leftists have a greater grasp of “cognitive complexity” and therefore a better sense of humor) are doing, there will be pushback, and that pushback is never pretty.  Schmidt is polite and thoughtful; others will not be.” —  Andrea Widburg, An 18-year-old explains why young White men are becoming radicalized

“No speaker had ever before rejected the minority party’s nominees to a select House committee.” … “Its subtext was right out of the Soviet minister of Internal Affairs Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria’s credo: “Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime.” … “A truly bipartisan House select committee dedicated to ending all violence directed at the White House, the Capitol, or federal courthouses might have been useful in probing this dark period in American history. – And that is precisely why there was no such committee.” — What the January 6 committee might have been – Victor Davis Hanson

“evidence now proves that “plainclothes” members of a special Electronic Surveillance Unit (ESU) were embedded among the protesters for the purposes of conducting video surveillance.” —  Patricia Tolson, Police Report Proves Plainclothes Electronic Surveillance Unit Members Were Embedded Among Jan. 6 Protesters | ZeroHedge

“Attorney General James … if he [Trump] admits to following the rules of accounting set forth by the profession’s authority, the AICPA.  In short, she has accused him of following the rules of accounting, which she claims is a violation of the law.  Her real purpose of this case could be summed up by one of Webster’s synonyms for Catch-22: gotcha.” —  David Ennocenti, New York’s attorney general has President Trump in a Catch-22

 

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Political persecution rampage

“There were no guns nor ammunition, but they did have some kind of document spelling out a plan to march in a line through a downtown park and agitate passersby.” … “This is an important story. Not because “white nationalists” are involved. But because for curious reasons, the FBI is.” —  Eddie Scarry, The ‘White Nationalists’ At Idaho Pride Were The Least Armed That Day

“The Jan. 6 select committee and the legacy media outlets promoting the show trial completely ignore, however, the verifiable evidence of systemic violations of election law, illegal voting, and the constitutionally deficient execution of the November 2020 election—including issues Trump challenged following the election.” —  Margot Cleveland, Jan. 6 Committee Ignores Clear Evidence Of Broken Election Laws

“Our nation is being brutalized by violence in city after city … Criminals are being allowed to run free among law-abiding citizens in Democrat-run cities throughout the country” … “Our media supported the rioters, too; they love nothing better than exacerbating an already explosive situation.  The media do not investigate the obvious possibility that the rioters were recruited and paid to do what they do.” … “Their way or the highway.  That pretty much sums up the American left today.” —  Patricia McCarthy, Who foments violence in America?

“compelling evidence of a massive, centrally coordinated conspiracy to commit vote fraud” … “D’Souza’s documentary is the seminal moment the tide washed away enough mud that, despite their shrieks and howls, the left can no longer hide the ugly truth of what it did.  Massive election fraud in 2020 is a conspiracy, but it is no longer merely a theory.” —  Charlie Johnston, D’Souza’s Mules Left Tracks

“much like Ali’s refusal to acquiesce to the draft in protest to the Vietnam War, Kaepernick’s protest of black men dying in police custody was not as cut-and-dried as a magazine writer would have you believe.” … “Ali went to jail for his protest – Kaepernick went to the bank for his” … “like Ali — who opposed the draft because of his religion — Kennedy is taking one for the team (as it were) for his religion. – Kaepernick kneeled to peddle shoes” — Don Surber: The politics of kneeling

“you’ll witness the indispensability of specialization, the value of skilled and serious workmanship, and many of the fruits of market-driven innovation” —  Don Boudreaux, Economic Lessons from “This Old House” – Cafe Hayek

 

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Documenting barbarism

“The voters who support people like Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, et al. have brought us dangerously close to the communism of Stalin and Mao.” … “Our federal law enforcement institutions are out of control.” — Patricia McCarthy, It is time to admit that the American left is malevolent

“A well-oiled fog machine operated by the Department of Justice, congressional Democrats, NeverTrumpers, and the national news media is once again pumping lie after lie into the body politic in a last-gasp attempt to destroy Trump and the powerful political movement he created.” … “Facts, as they say, do matter—and the aforementioned list is just a handful of indisputable truths related to January 6, 2021, that the other side doesn’t want the American people to see. So share it widely.” —  Julie Kelly , January 6 for Non-Dummies

“Walsh’s film, apart from a sobering depiction of stupidity, is also a document of barbarism.” … “Western societies have taken a wrong turn on transgenderism, and all of us should resolve to reverse course.” —  Nina Power, Trans Barbarism

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Let them instead eat a solar farm, bike path, or Tesla.

“Declassified for Durham’s probe, a March 2017 memo prepared by Lisa Page for FBI head James Comey’s meeting with Congress’ “Gang of Eight” — the bipartisan House and Senate leaders who oversee the most classified stuff — was a total cook-up job.” … “Until the plotters are held accountable, there actually is good reason to worry about the future of democracy in America. ” — New York Post, The FBI knew RussiaGate was a lie — but hid that truth

“Until this becomes a national priority, creating a functional mental health care system that can identify, treat, and if necessary, hospitalize those who are mentally ill and dangerous or incapable of self-care, expect to see homelessness and mass shootings continue.” — Brian C. Joondeph, M.D.. It’s the Mental Health System, Stupid

“we see disparate justice. Indeed, the force of criminal justice brought harshly to bear on one side — even for legally protected conduct, while the worst criminal behavior that advances the Democratic party’s interests is ignored.” … “Do you really want to live in a country controlled by thugs? You think there aren’t enough banana republics in the world, and you want to add this country to the crowd?” —  Clarice Feldman, The Democrats: ‘A Criminal Organization’

“The media is as much to blame as the Dems. They could halve the murder rate within a few years if they just started telling the truth and stopped enabling their Democratic partners in crime.” —  Jack Cashill, When Dem gun rhetoric gets downright dangerous

“It was once widely understood in the United States that vociferous debate and vigorous policy disagreement were features of a healthy American society. Hashing out arguments over contested issues in the public square had two immediate salubrious effects: it allowed the average American to appreciate the “pros” and “cons” of consequential policy decisions, and it provided those whose viewpoints did not win the day to nonetheless speak their minds.” … “If debate and disagreement are no longer understood as hallmarks of the American system of democracy, then that system will quickly go up in smoke. If individual Americans are treated as “domestic enemies” for their political beliefs, then spiraling violence becomes inevitable.” —  J.B. Shurk, When Name-Calling Ends Debate, Violence Becomes Inevitable

“The rule of thumb with Democrats is that, when they accuse you of doing something, you can be assured that it is they who are doing it.” … “What we’re seeing is the complete breakdown of our constitutional government at the very highest levels. I applaud the judge in Texas who pushed back but that’s just a pebble trying to divert a raging river of lawlessness.” —  Andrea Widburg, A Texas court strikes a blow against the Biden administration’s lawlessness

“The Silicon Valley motto should be “I create inequality by hating inequality.” … “The self-declared most caring, virtuous, and moral in the end proved the most narcissistic, selfish, and self-centered. Yes, the rich left-wing California elites are many things, but utterly selfish explains what they do unto others.” —  Victor Davis Hanson, The Selfish Californian.

 

 

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The Fourth Estate or Fifth Column ? Pegging the BS meter

 

“little attention will be paid to the protesters who have been rotting in a special D.C. jail after their protest that went badly awry.” — Chris Donaldson, ‘We are no longer free’: Message from condemned J6 protester is CRITICAL for every single American

“This Committee is not about seeking the truth,” Stefanik said. Meanwhile, the committee established to probe the Capitol riot declares Pelosi’s own culpability off-limits in pursuit of prosecution against political dissidents. — Tristan Justice, 5 Questions For The J6 Committee’s Theatrical Production

“Three new high-profile documents are driving the Democrats insane and encouraging them and the Trump-hating Republicans to double down with the Jan. 6 hearings.” … “Now, with the Jan. 6 Committee, they are hoping to complete the cover-up. I predict they will fail — because the American people have already seen through them. But in the meantime, it could get very ugly.” — Kenneth R. Timmerman, The Show Trials Begin.

“What still managed to surprise me was the media’s complicity. … how thoroughly corrupt, complicit, and in cahoots with the Democrats and how thoroughly on board with this charade America’s so-called journalistic establishment has revealed itself to be.” — Stu Tarlowe, There was only one real surprise in the January 6 TV show trial

“It’s bad enough that someone in America could become so unhinged by nonstop far-left media propaganda that he’d try to kill a Supreme Court justice. But far worse is the blasé reaction by the Democratic Party and its extreme-left pro-abortion allies to the attempted murder of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.” “By egging on the demonstrators and ignoring their illegal behavior, the Democrats have contributed to an atmosphere of violent intimidation. It’s a direct subversion of our constitutional form of government, a blatant attempt to weaken and undermine the integrity of one of the three co-equal branches of our federal government.” — The Democrats’ ‘Insurrection’ Against The Supreme Court – Issues & Insights

“The healthy mind must learn through unhappy experience when mutual acceptance and respect are absent. Therefore, it has been hard to admit that over time Democrats have succumbed to beliefs and policies based on hatred of us and our children.” … “The tragedy in Uvalde, Texas has nothing to do with guns. It resulted from decades of tearing down the integrity of our civilization, marginalizing father-led families, and culturally and chemically poisoning our children.” — Deborah C. Tyler, Why Do Democrats Hate Our Children?

“The lawsuit was filed by Boyden Gray & Associates on behalf of three doctors who were disciplined for prescribing human-grade ivermectin to patients.” — Doctors Suing Food And Drug Administration Over Ivermectin | ZeroHedge

 

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Enough already! What do we have to do to stop this nonsense?

“Looking at the trial of Michael Sussman, who represented Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, from Israel, it’s impossible not to draw parallels to the Netanyahu trial.” … “Whether or not Netanyahu is exonerated, whether or not Sussman’s acquittal was justified, the fact is that no verdict will bring justice or bridge the divides in American and Israeli societies. So long as the legal systems that created Russiagate and ousted Netanyahu from power remain corrupted by politicized bureaucrats, our societies will only grow more divided and unstable.” — Caroline Glick, From Washington to Jerusalem, the Conspiracies Are Unraveling.

“The United States must get serious about its own survival as a republic dedicated to protecting individual life and liberty.” … “we can’t recall a bigoted jury decision.” – Austin Bay, Political Corruption and Injustice Threaten U.S. National Security, by Austin Bay | Creators Syndicate

“The Democrats should be held accountable for last night’s attempt on the life of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Most notably, of course, Chuck Schumer issued a fatwa against Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch, which last night’s would-be assassin apparently attempted to execute.” … “It is worth noting that the would-be assassin who was arrested last night had in his possession more firearms (one or more, we are told) than all of the January 6 “insurrectionists” together (zero).” – John Hinderaker, Are the Democrats to Blame?

“Roske is somewhat unbalanced … This is precisely the sort of person likely to act on incitement to violence by the likes of Chuck Schumer.” … “Ironically, Roske, who was armed with a Glock handgun and intended to kill Justice Kavanaugh, wanted more stringent (unconstitutional) gun control laws. Who can debate liberal logic?” … “The Democratic Party and the liberal movement need to do some serious soul-searching in the wake of this attempted assassination. They caused it. They foreseeably brought it about. It was more or less inevitable, in view of the disgusting tactics they have used in recent years. And now they have run for cover.” —  John Hinderaker , More On the Would-Be Assassin

“This one is between two factions of elected politicians in D.C. locked in a death match that’s never happened before.  It is one that began roughly 12 years ago during Obama’s first administration and is being carried out on various battlefields and in various ways.” – Tim Jones, The second Civil War is already underway

“Leftists in the Biden administration have finally outrun their headlights and (again) exposed the failures of Marxism. What must we do to stop them now that we have that hard proof?” … “As together we “stand athwart history and yell STOP!” to this madness and this evil.” – Lewis Dovland, STOP IT! Just Stop It!

“The FBI deceived the House, Senate and the Justice Department about the substance and strength of evidence undergirding its counterintelligence investigation of President Trump” – Paul Sperry, FBI Chief Comey Misled Congress’s ‘Gang of 8’ Over Russiagate, Lisa Page Memo Reveals

“The Post is right, and here’s how we know. YouTube has no problem posting videos that claim the 2016 election was stolen.” … “Apparently, talk of election fraud is only “dangerous” when a Republican says it. If you’re a Democrat, you are free to say whatever you want.” – YouTube’s Selective Ban On ‘Stolen Election’ Videos – Issues & Insights

“Today the Missouri attorney general announced subpoenas of seven school districts in response to parent complaints of racist instruction and intrusive surveys administered to their children allegedly without prior parental notice.” … “The investigation uncovers Missouri public schools forcing students to participate in exercises that shame children for their skin color and teaching that races are inherently unequal, which violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.” —  Joy Pullmann, Mo. AG Uncovers Systemic Use Of Racist Curricula In Public Schools

 

“It is difficult for people accustomed to today’s media environment to appreciate what a monoculture the media was back then, in that pre-Internet, pre-Cable, pre-Limbaugh era” … “s with the alternative media, developing some degree of parity in the tech world is essential if conservatives are to withstand attacks from the progressive apparatus. Otherwise, as McCarthy correctly notes, the outcomes are almost preordained.” —  Glenn Reynolds, Nixon’s Revenge

 

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Been there, done that, no matter.

Voter Fraud Today, Voter Fraud Tomorrow, Voter Fraud Forever! John Hinderaker — “the Times calls those who are concerned about the honesty of our elections “election deniers,” a childish smear.” … “Why do liberals go ballistic over efforts to assure honest elections? Because voter fraud is an element of the Democrats’ election strategy.”

The Sovietization of American Life. Victor Davis Hanson — “Behind all our disasters there looms an ideology, a creed that ignores cause and effect in the real world—without a shred of concern for the damage done to those outside the nomenklatura.” … “Entire professions have now nearly been lost to radical progressive ideology.” … “Where does woke Sovietization end once accountability vanishes and ideology masks incompetence and malfeasance?”

The dystopian state of our nation. Patricia McCarthy — “The signs of decline are everywhere: violent crimes, corruption, riots, all with little or no consequences for the perpetrators, election fraud, and medical mandates for vaccines that do not work.”

Internal Capitol Police review found sweeping intelligence, security failures on Pelosi’s watch | Just The News — “Secret after-action report cited widespread ineptitude and inadequate riot squads, found closing of open-source intelligence unit may have contributed to tragedy”

Ilya Shapiro Resigns From Georgetown Law, Blames Dean William Treanor For Embracing Anti-Free Expression “Hostile Work Environment”.  William A. Jacobson — “Dean William Treanor cleared me on the technicality that I wasn’t an employee when I tweeted, but the [DEI Office] implicitly repealed Georgetown’s Speech and Expression Policy and set me up for discipline the next time I transgress progressive orthodoxy. Instead of participating in that slow-motion firing, I’m resigning.”

YouTube now censoring journalism for the Biden administration. Benjamin Weingarten — “Big Tech has become a significant partner in enforcing regime orthodoxy by suppressing dissent under the guise of national security.” … “the censorship on election integrity — an issue manifestly at the heart of our politics, robust speech about which is core to the First Amendment — will only further erode trust for the millions who have lost faith in our system.”

Watch: GOP Presser Kick-Starts Counter-Programming To Jan. 6 Committee Hearings. Frank Gang — “The House impeached Trump on Jan. 13, 2021 for allegedly inciting the Capitol attack. The Senate acquitted him in the following month.”

Elections Won’t Fix This. Jeffrey Tucker — “faith in our elected leaders is belied by the experiences of the last 30 months” … “The administrative state is THE government. Elections? They provide just enough difference to lead people to believe they are in charge, but are they? Not according to the organization chart”

Have We Become Amerika? I & I Editorial Board — “freedoms have been overrun, dissent forbidden, free speech shredded, and crime allowed to thrive. Our Second Amendment rights are in grave jeopardy. The price of energy is intentionally being increased. Failure to conform to leftist demands risks ostracization. The rule of law is being ignored. Our justice system has been corrupted by politics. Both policymakers and activists want to increase the middle and lower classes’ dependency on government. Wealth is not to be created but redistributed by elected officials and their functionaries in the bureaucracy. Inflation caused by Democratic policies has wrecked the value of the dollar. Abundance has been replaced by shortages, the worst of which are yet to come.”

Stopping ‘Quarantine Camps’ in New York State. Bobbie Anne Flower Cox, Esq.  — “This dystopian horror sounds unbelievable to an American” … “And yet, the governor of New York and her Department of Health have promulgated a dystopian regulation that does all of that and more”

Deep Throat’s lawyer takes on the chicanery behind the Sussmann verdict. John O’Connor — “The burden of this article is not to criticize the exercise of the court’s wide discretion, but only to show that the case would not have been weak if discretion were exercised in a different manner, in part or in whole.  Accordingly, we give kudos to Sussmann’s legal team but blow raspberries at the realities of what Sussmann was doing when he went to the FBI. ”

The Week of Sussmann and Navarro. Christopher Chantrill — “if an Inner Party chappie gets a free ride, and the Outer Party chappie gets leg irons, what is the fate of the Proles in Biden’s America? Hey, ruling class: you may not think about where this injustice leads, but I can.”

There really are societal root causes for rising violence and criminality. Joyce T. Wuensch — “This factor is the gradual weakening of consequences for bad behavior to the point of threatening the very fabric of society” …. “Lastly, there was a major rejection of both traditional and religious values by the so-called “counterculture.”

Uvalde Massacre: One Causal Factor the Left Refuses to Consider, by Oliver L. North and David L. Goetsch | Creators Syndicate — “an important causal factor that figures into all of them: the absence of God the Father in American culture and the lives of the perpetrators.” … “One of the inevitable effects of secularization is it encourages the darker side of human nature, and the darker side of human nature shows through in the gun violence plaguing our country”

Selling Global Warming to Eskimos. Russell Cook — “That’s essentially what the “climate change” issue is, a charismatic smooth-talking sales campaign selling the world the notion of catastrophic man-caused global warming via an endless string of deceptive narratives”

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Moral failures with blindness

The Structural Legal Rot Runs Deep. Clarice Feldman — “It will be a lot longer and harder to turn the country around than you might otherwise imagine.”

Dismantle the D.C. Company Town. Roger Kimball — “It’s time that Americans faced up to the reality that their governing apparat is a corrupt, self-engorging Leviathan” … “The real issue here is something I have been harping on for the last couple of years: the issue of the decaying legitimacy of our institutions. Increasingly, once-respected institutions like the FBI, Congress, the Justice Department, to say nothing of the educational establishment and corporate culture, have lost their claim on the people’s allegiance”

Jonathan Turley: Dems May Be Ensuring Their Own Destruction With Latest Moves by Jan. 6 Cmte. Nick Arama — “This has not been the way the DOJ has handled such things in the past, and that’s a problem”

The Depp Trial & The Demise Of The ACLU | ZeroHedge. Jonathan Turley — “With this free fall at ACLU has come an endless line of controversies” … “It ultimately was the reputation of the ACLU, not Depp, that may have suffered the most in the trial. Ironically, for critics, Amber Heard became the fitting face and ambassador of the ACLU: conflicted, confused, and corrupted.”

Another Justice Department Fail: The Flynn Unmasking. Julie Kelly — “Bash’s punt on the matter doesn’t change the fact that classified information was leaked to the media by several Obama intelligence officials to destroy a three-star general, sabotage the Trump White House, and justify the destructive special counsel investigation that undermined the first half of Trump’s term. And the public, more than five years later, still doesn’t know who did the leaking.”

School shootings show our leaders, not Americans, are the moral failures. Glenn H. Reynolds — “when the facts come in, it invariably turns out that the tragedy doesn’t stem from a spiritual failing in America but rather from the fact that some (most?) of our institutions are run by creeps, crooks and incompetents”

The US ‘Has the Most Mass Shootings’—and Other Bogus Gun Research. John Stossel — “Government’s desire to control us—and to lie to make its case—is the real emergency.”

Disarming Victims Is a Dumb Way to Fight Crime. Charlie Johnston — “One can only suppose that, confronted with such angry, shrieking hysteria, conservatives are trying to mollify a crazy person rather than reason with a serious person” … “Gun control will make things worse.  Crime control will begin to stabilize things.  Let’s get serious.  Start by understanding that disarming victims is a dumb way to fight crime.”

Dems Put Trump Advisor In ‘Shackles’ in Latest Political Hit Job. Walt Rasinger — “Unlike Lerner, who routinely invoked the 5th Amendment during her testimony, Navarro has taken the accusations head-on”

After Francis, What Stability? Rod Dreher — “as someone who admires the Catholic Church and who wants it to be strong, and as someone who is passionately interested in religion, I can’t avert my eyes from the iceberg towards which Capt. Bergoglio is sailing his ship. In fact, I think he’s broadsided the thing, for the same reasons Kale Zelden and Larry Chapp do.”

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It’s complicated. Moral idiocy. Why are so many so sick?

Science Magazine Jumps Into the Gun-Control Debate. Cameron English — “I do have several serious problems with Thorp’s article. First, he ignored any evidence that contradicts his view. More importantly, he called on the science community to take a stand on an incendiary political issue—and announced in advance what that stance should be. This is antithetical to proper scientific reasoning and likely to undermine the public’s trust in science.” … “It turns out that violent crime is a complex problem that has more to do with the perpetrators than their weapons – We know this, in part, because violent behavior isn’t a trait evenly distributed throughout a population.”

The Moral Idiocy of Gun Control. Daniel Greenfield — “Is it more moral to own a gun or to pay someone else to do it for you?” … “Gun control is the moral idiocy of the irresponsible blaming those who have taken responsibility”

Pride Is a Sin and the Rainbow Symbolizes God’s Promise.  Paula Bolyard — “Both pride and homosexuality are condemned by God as sins in the Bible” … “Does the Marine Corps stop every year to celebrate the contributions of Christians or Jews? How about homeschoolers? Or individuals on the autism spectrum? Why is homosexuality alone singled out by the most vaunted branch of the U.S. military? And why are they focused on woke left-wing virtue-signaling when they should be spending all their time figuring out how to defeat our enemies?”

What Princeton Did to My Husband – by Solveig Lucia Gold. “we’ve rarely heard—here or anywhere else—is what it’s like for the person who loves the mob’s target. What it’s like to watch someone you love being torn to pieces. — Solveig Gold is one of those people. She’s smart, funny, angry and brave. Mostly brave.”

Nuclear waste U.S. could power the U.S. for 100 years. Catherine Clifford — “doing so could help solve the thorny and politically fraught problem of managing spent nuclear waste.”

 

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Never mind – intellectual integrity isn’t in play here

Peak Futility. John Hinderaker — “Strangely, I haven’t seen Democrats talking about these practical, effective measures. Why not?”

Mass Shootings: The Media Misinformation Campaign. David Catron — “The Gun Violence Archive misrepresents shootings in the U.S. to serve the Left’s political ends”

School shootings are horrible — and very rare — Joanne Jacobs — “Terrifying parents and children is not useful” … “What’s increasing and is out of control is the epidemic of fear,” says James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University

Uvalde and the Problem of Evil. Daniel Greenfield — “People may not believe in evil, but evil believes in them” … “What do people who don’t believe in evil do? They blame inanimate objects”

DC Jury and DC Verdicts. Techno Fog — “Michael Sussmann has been acquitted”

The Special Counsel Proved The FBI Belongs To The Swamp. Margot Cleveland — “after hearing overwhelming evidence that Sussmann lied when he told the then-FBI General Counsel James Baker he was providing data and whitepapers about a supposed secret communications channel between Trump and the Russian-based Alfa Bank on his own behalf, when in fact Sussmann was representing both the Clinton campaign and tech executive Rodney Joffe, the 12 D.C. residents found Sussmann not guilty.”

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s Responses to the Ruling are Telling. Brandon Morse — “Heard’s statement was, for lack of a better term, pretty standard fare for a social justice advocate that didn’t get her way. She noted that her loss was actually a loss for all women.”  … “Depp’s statement, on the other hand, reads more honest.”

The Left Dominates the Legal System, and They’re Taking Down GOP Election Attorneys en Masse. Rachel Alexander — “The reason they have taken over state bars is because while conservative attorneys are more likely to have families and be involved in church, taking up much of their free time, liberal lawyers are not, so they have more time to volunteer and serve on state bars’ boards of governors and committees”

Open primaries open the door to suspiciously fraudulent victories. Robin M. Itzler — “Democrats consider it a win if all they do is take down a Trump-endorsed Republican.  They were successful in Georgia” … “Mail-in ballots, ballot-harvesting, open primaries — it’s all a sham”

COVID UPDATE: What is the truth? Russell L. Blaylock (Surg Neurol Int 2022;13:167) — “The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most manipulated infectious disease events in history, characterized by official lies in an unending stream lead by government bureaucracies, medical associations, medical boards, the media, and international agencies.[3,6,57] We have witnessed a long list of unprecedented intrusions into medical practice, including attacks on medical experts, destruction of medical careers among doctors refusing to participate in killing their patients and a massive regimentation of health care, led by non-qualified individuals with enormous wealth, power and influence” … “It is bad enough for the public to sink this low, but the media, political leaders, hospital administrators, medical associations and medical licensing boards are acting in a similar morally dysfunctional and cruel way.”

 

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You will have fear as it is my tool to control you

Victor Davis Hanson: A Cabinency Of Dunces. Victor Davis Hanson — “As the nation sinks inexplicably into self-created crisis after crisis, debate rages whether President Joe Biden is incompetent, mean-spirited, or an ideologue who feels the country’s mess is his success…” — “one area of agreement is the sheer craziness of Biden’s cabinet appointments, who have translated his incoherent ideology into catastrophic governance” — “We don’t know why or how such an unimpressive cadre ended up running the government, only that they are here and the American people are suffering from their presence”

School shootings are horrible — and very rare — Joanne Jacobs — “Terrifying parents and children is not useful” — “What’s increasing and is out of control is the epidemic of fear,” says James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University who has been tracking these events for decades

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Damn the cost! (or at least pretend it doesn’t exist)

Stolen Elections: A Tale of Two D.C. Courtrooms. Julie Kelly —  “Regardless of the verdicts for Sussmann and Hale, it’s increasingly clear Americans continue to live in two separate and unequal systems of government”

Why The Jury Should Convict Michael Sussmann Of Lying To The FBI, But Probably Won’t. Margot Cleveland — “The evidence prosecutors elicited from witnesses over the last two weeks provides overwhelming proof of Sussmann’s guilt”

The truth about the Russia Hoax is oozing out at the Sussmann trial. Ron F. Hale — “Certain lies are diabolically powerful. They are a malicious mixture of half-truths, the charismatic personality of the liar, and the work of unseen forces making the lie desirable”

There were WMDs in Iraq. Bob Ryan — “Between the Democrats, the media who serve as their propagandist, and those who have an irrational hatred of George W. Bush, there has been a refusal to give up the lie that nothing was found in Iraq”

We’re witnessing a destructive political machine at work. Terry Paulding — “It’s a sad thing that once-wonderful places to live have been so degraded.  We feel a force — a machine — pushing those changes, but we cannot see the machine itself”

When no one steps up to deal with violence and insanity. John Sexton —  “it could easily have gone differently. At what point would the men on the train have decided they’d seen enough and pin him to the floor?”

A tale of two Texas towns. John P. Kuchta, Jr. — “I am going to compare and contrast the attacks that both Uvalde and Garland endured, separated by just over seven years, with vastly different outcomes.”

The Trouble With Do-Somethingism on Guns, by David Harsanyi | Creators Syndicate — “Rather than focusing on these tangible entry points for potentially useful legislation, instead of proposing ideas on better identifying shooters before they act, instead of thinking about how schools could be structurally safer, instead of debating the efficacy of putting more cops in schools — and none of these are panaceas, mind you — Senate Democrats were busy dunking on Republicans for failing to support bills that have absolutely zero to do with mass shootings.”

Democrats Are Blatantly Stopping School Safety Measures to Create Anti-Republican Narratives. Brandon Morse — “The cacophony of “do something” was heard by Republicans” … “Schumer and the Democrats are playing politics, and for every game they play, more lives are put at risk”

Opposing DEI. Henry Kopel — “DEI advocates seem blind to the historical reality of humanity’s long and painful efforts to rise above our ancient, hard-wired tendencies towards tribal, “us-vs-them” division and violence. The flawed DEI teaching model would send us back down that violent rabbit hole. It should be opposed by all supporters of pluralistic liberal democracy, regardless of one’s race, creed, color, or political affiliation.”

The Day the Electricity Died. Frank Lasee.– “Don’t embrace large-scale wind and solar unless you’re happy to suffer increasingly frequent, widespread, and prolonged power outages—and the deaths and other losses they cost.”

 

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Laugh off?

‘Republicans For Biden’ Owe The Nation — Heck, The World — An Apology – “Back then, they were lauded as heroes by the establishment. Today, everyone knows the truth.”

Joe Biden and Racial Demagoguery — Victor Davis Hanson — “the hypocrisy on race simply follows the hard-left double-standards on a host of issues” … “the Left applies different standards to its own” … “The idea of America has always tried to overcome innate, deeper, and darker human impulses, especially the tic to identify by race, religion, and tribe. That is the historical virus that once unleashed, infects and destroys a society”


Don’t laugh off the left’s attempts to change history – 
 Blaine L. Pardoe — “A nation that alters its history to fit current imaginary social constructs is doomed” … ” History is not a plaything for politicians with narratives to fulfill.  History exists for us to learn from.  Lying about it, altering its context, and attempting to change it for nefarious reasons will ultimately tear this country apart”

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Funny how that works – predictable antics

Watergate in the balance – Scott Johnson — “As a candidate with no government power, Hillary Clinton seems to have lacked the resources Nixon thought he could draw on. Yet the Clinton campaign successfully defamed candidate Trump, compromised or paralyzed his presidency, and did real damage to the United States. The sinister role of the prestige press in retailing the Russia hoax deserves special mention. It helps to have the press in bed with you.”

Tale of Two Trials: How Sussmann is Receiving Every Consideration Denied to Flynn – JONATHAN TURLEY — “Whereas Flynn’s prosecution was a no-holds-barred affair, Sussmann’s prosecution has been undermined by a series of unfavorable rulings by the court” … “While the judge in Flynn’s case was eager to remove obstacles from the prosecution’s path, the judge in Sussmann’s case seems to have created a virtual obstacle course for Durham.”

What does hate get you? – H.P. Smith — “We are in this mess because the Left once again has showed their true colors.  The accepting, caring and tolerant Left reaffirmed that they are indeed none of the above, and that they are actually fueled almost exclusively by hatred”

Elongate — John Hinderaker — “A woman has made a hearsay allegation against Elon Musk” … “Funny how that works: no one needed to know any of this until Musk undertook to buy Twitter and turn it into a free speech zone”

Climate Risk and Wall Street Meet Cancel Culture — Steven Hayward — “Stuart Kirk, head of “responsible investing” for HSBC, gave a presentation at a Financial Times “Live Moral Money Summit Europe” a few days ago in which he shredded the climatista claim about financial climate risk.” … “Needless to say, you can’t say this! And so the predictable has happened:”

The Collapse of Trust – Allan J. Feifer — “The issue at play now is that the majority of Americans have lost trust in our ability to govern and also, whether our leaders are even telling us the truth or are we simply being manipulated?” … “We have arrived at a point that appears intentional. The utter disregard for breaking the sacred bond between ordinary Americans and their leadership, fealty to the principles and practices of a nation that has stood for good, stood for a better tomorrow, and been that beacon of hope to the entire world is now in doubt.”

 

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What some do to win

The bullying of America – Bob Weir — “When are conservatives going to fight back against the violence of the left?  It’s glaringly obvious that the radicals in the Democrat party are using tactics that put many people in fear of physical assault or damage to their property.”

The Demented – and Selective – Game of Instantly Blaming Political Opponents For Mass Shootings – Glenn Greenwald — “All ideologies spawn psychopaths who kill innocents in its name. Yet only some are blamed for their violent adherents: by opportunists cravenly exploiting corpses while they still lie on the ground.”

The New Racial Hatred – D.F. Mulder — “America has truly reached Soviet levels of mass delusion and absurdity. The official lines on the most important subjects of the day are not just inconsistent with reality, they are the complete inversion of it.” … “Violence and radicalism are increasingly inevitable given the dishonesty of our bottomlessly corrupt ruling class. Resistance is inevitable. It seems everyone intelligent knows something is horribly amiss in America today. After all, how much nonsense can a people really tolerate?”

What it means that Hillary Clinton did it – David Zukerman — “The harm done to the United States by the perfidy of the Clintonistas cannot be overemphasized.” … “Never in the history of this Republic have so many citizens been so ill-served by so many “elitists” in government and the media.”

CNN’s Eye is on the Sparrow – Clarice Feldman — “while these FBI agents (and others who colluded with Clinton) in this nefarious scheme would appear to be reasonable targets of the Special Prosecutor, as long as partisan judges in the District of Columbia continue to condone sociopathic behavior by their party through biased rulings that make successful prosecution iffy, that next step — or any other by the prosecutor — is problematic.”

Hillary Factor: Evidence now shows false Russia collusion story began and ended with Clinton —  John Solomon — “under cross-examination by Special Counsel John Durham’s team, Mook was forced to concede two extraordinary facts” … “The evidence is now complete that Hillary Clinton was at the beginning and the end of the Russia collusion false story. – History will now add it to her biography of scandal, a three-decade legacy that includes the Whitewater S&L scandal, the White House travel office firings, the China fundraising scandal, the subpoenaed law firm records secreted away in the White House residence and the pay-to-play schemes of the Clinton Foundation.”

Dems Interfere in NV GOP Primary to Stop Trump-Backed Candidate — Jordan Dixon-Hamilton — “Democrat super PACs are posing as Republicans and spending millions of dollars in Nevada’s Republican gubernatorial primary in an attempt to prevent former President Donald Trump’s pick, Joe Lombardo, from becoming the GOP nominee.” … “these two examples in Nevada are just part of a broader nationwide Democrat strategy of meddling in GOP primaries ahead of the November midterm elections, where many pundits expect them to get trounced”

Can Adults No Longer Consent? — John Hinderaker — “Consent is no longer enough. The latest case in point is that of David Sabatini, said to be one of the world’s greatest scientists. His career has been derailed because a former lover has now turned on him. It is a sad story, certainly for Sabatini and maybe for the rest of us, as his cancer research is among the world’s most promising. Sabatini was forced out of MIT and his career has been downhill from there”

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The evil drift

Liberalism and the Problem of Evil – Philip Ahlrich — “Political evil is a contagion of psychological immaturity, self-delusion, and counterfeit justification, and its virus has spread throughout America’s liberal ruling class.”

When You Label Half of the Country Racist… – Blaine L. Pardoe — “Overnight, anyone who had conservative values and voted Republican was complicit in mass murder and carried the taint of being called a racist… or so the Left hoped.”

The Democrats’ push for reparations will only make things worse – Kathleen Brush — “Under the guise of remedying historical sins, the government is stoking racial divisions at every corner” … “The government’s failure to contemplate the combined impact of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, and the Great Society (1964–1965) counts among the grossest acts of U.S. government negligence.”

“The national alarm should be sounding over the racialization of medical school education” — William A. Jacobson — “At least 39 of America’s 50 most prestigious medical colleges and universities have some form of mandatory student training or coursework on ideas related to critical race theory (CRT), according to CriticalRace.org, which monitors CRT curricula and training in higher education” — also see Critical Race Theory has infected 80% of the top U.S. medical schools – American Thinker.

The Leftward Drift of the Legal Profession is Cause for Concern – Mike LaChance — “lawyers are no longer primarily the allies of commercial classes, as they were in the early republic, but instead the technocrats and enablers of regulation and redistribution” … “The transformation of the legal profession marks a fundamental change in American democracy”

In seeking to demean Trump, The Wall Street Journal demeans itself – David Zukerman – “No good will come of the effort.” … “Whoever is in charge of the Capitol Police, it is not the president.  Clearly, Congress, not the president — if the USA Today article is correct — had the responsibility to move to stop the tumult. ”

 

 

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The fog of corruption in justice

The big guys are after the defenseless.

Judge Amit Mehta’s Kangaroo Court › “Mehta is not the only judge on the D.C. District Court to express open contempt for Trump and his supporters—but he is by far the most powerful.” … “the powerless Americans before him have no relief in sight”

The Internal Revenue (Election Rigging) Service – “While the IRS makes it harder for you to get your refunds, Black Lives Matter is not the only sketchy Democrat-controlled election-rigging outfit whose tax-exempt status the IRS has not looked into.” … “On the one hand, they tied the hands of the Tea Party, on the other, they put on blinders to the patent corruption of the BLM and Zuckerberg-funded outfits.”

The Public Health Prophet We Did Not Heed — “Donald Henderson, who died in 2016, was a giant in the field of epidemiology and public health. He was also a man whose prophetic warnings from 2006 we chose to ignore in March of 2020” … “We instead forged ahead with lockdowns, masks, social distancing, and the rest. When faced with covid, we rejected time-tested principles of public health and embraced instead the untested biosecurity model. We are now living in the aftermath of this choice.”

 

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