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a slathering of allegation and accusation

It’s coming to Nevada. It got the ballots to enshrine it into law in the last election. Selwyn Duke explains The New Voting System that Gave Democrats a GOP House Seat is Dangerous. Here’s Why. — “The result is that while it seemed the voters were being given more of a choice, they essentially were robbed of choice by a system” — 

Charles Lipson is talking about fifty years of black privilege and it isn’t just a slathering of allegation and accusation but rather measurement and observation. The Zombie Survival of Affirmative Action — “How will they skirt the high court’s ruling? By eliminating statistical evidence that they are actually discriminating, even as they continue to do so.” … “The differences have remained large and persistent.” … “A judicial ruling won’t end this debate. These issues are among our country’s most profound and vexing, legally and historically. Blacks were denied equal education for centuries.” .. That last is a canard that illustrates the core issue. There has been no ‘denial’ as education is not something given or denied but rather something earned. The question is why one racial group has not earned it despite many examples of members of that group have earned it. This shows in the topic Lipson uses for measures – standardized testing – and it also shows in crime statistics. The ‘deny’ idea is removing responsibility for behavior and imposing a victim status that, like socialism, fails every time it is exposed to the light. Glen Reynolds cites PROF. ROBERT STEINBUCH: Measuring qualifications by merit — “Objective merit is bad because it limits the discretion of people in power, thus hampering their ability to favor people they like and harm people they dislike.” — Conrad Black gets to the question Conrad Black: Is America In Decline? — “Those of us who are appalled by the weakness, incoherence, corruption, and hypocrisy of the Biden administration would do better to recognize the implications of the disaster in the midterm elections and the extent of the task that confronts those—apparently a significant majority—who believe that Bidenism is a straight boulevard to catastrophe.”

For the majority who still believe in the traditional America, sensibly updated and cleansed of discrimination, the country is entering mortally perilous times. The midterms were a wake-up call, but has anyone awakened?

A part of this ‘why?’ is another behavior. David Zukerman observes that the New York Times notices ‘political violence’ and blames…Republicans — “For the left, officeholders, media, and elsewhere, dissent is equated with “extremism” that must be banned, extinguished, erased from the homeland, and to hell with the First Amendment.” — This is another example of a canard based on a slathering of allegation and accusation without clear definition or example and in blatant contradiction to what can easily be seen. — “The New York Times should really be asked to show cause why its November 27, 2022 editorial is not a demand for limited popular government, preferably under the stranglehold of just one political party, the Democrat party.”

The election introspection continues. Robert Merz: Why the Midterms Didn’t Surprise Me — “what can you expect when it isn’t a level playing field, and the non-socialist team is fragmented?” — “This brings us to trying to understand what propaganda (disinformation) is, where it came from, and how it is used.” — Victor Davis Hanson: Was Trump Our Captain Queeg? — “Fact-checkers” doted on every Trump statement, nitpicking them to find some exaggeration, or untruth. Fine. But then these same hypercritics simply went comatose during the Biden Administration, with little care that Biden spins fantasies daily, from a son lost in the Iraq War to insulting claims that he passed his student loan amnesty in the Congress by a close vote, and on and on. With Trump, voters got real achievement with coarseness, with Biden utter failure with near senility.” — The analogy to a movie highlights the injustice being done and the damage it causes.

Medicine is a worry as its bureaucracy failed in applying established principle and practice resulting in a pandemic panic. That was costly in money, public health, and deaths. William A. Jacobson: The incoming House of Representatives should hold hearings on the destructive racialization of medical schools and medicine — “Medical School education is in crisis, with ‘social justice’ and race-focused activism being imposed on students, faculty, and staff,”

 

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Ivermectin, CBS, the FBI, and never-Trumpers all in the same boat. And it leaks.

The media is in the news. CBS had a twitter fit and then agreed with the obvious that the Biden laptop was real. AP is also having problems dealing with this laptop. What Elephant? AP Denies that There is Any Evidence That Joe Biden Discussed Hunter’s Business Dealings – JONATHAN TURLEY — “this weekend, the Associated Press made a whopper of a claim that there is no evidence even suggesting that President Joe Biden ever spoke to his son about his foreign dealings. … The statement of the Associated Press at this stage of the scandal is breathtaking but telling” — But wait! there’s more! The Climate Cons – Issues & Insights — “The world’s climate criminals aren’t the energy companies selling the fossil fuels needed to power a modern economy, nor those that make the products that burn those fuels. The real offenders are the global warming alarmists who have once again revealed what the game is, and it has nothing to do with protecting the environment.” … “We hate that the lie has become the truth in the West, regarding the climate and so much more. It’s gone on for far too long. The game needs to end.” — See also The ‘Insurrection!’ House of Cards Is Collapsing where Julie Kelly warns that “The American people should prepare for more stunning revelations about the FBI’s key role in the events of January 6. … More likely than not, Wray’s latest claim that the FBI didn’t  instigate or orchestrate what happened that day will be the latest in a long list of his falsehoods.” 

VDH calls it an “expression of the most toxic and creepy culture in America.” The Strange Morality of the Bay-Area Billionaire Left . That’s all about an effort to make Mr. Ponzi’s scam look tame. Sundance looks at another example in Sunday Talks, Paul Ryan Dismisses 75 million Member MAGA Movement, Claims Corporations Will Win Power Struggle Within GOP Battle. Lloyd Billingsley pulls up Pious Candy-Ass Sidewinder from Blazing Saddle to describe another of the Ryan ilk. 

On the warfare front, William A. Jacobson describes the nature of the conflict: We Are Transitioning (again). “It’s tough out here in the real world.” Bonchie has a rundown on the latest TDS assault. Special Counsel Investigating Trump Has an Eyebrow-Raising History. — “Smith led the corrupt prosecution of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. The DOJ went to such absurd lengths to broaden the federal bribery statute to target the Republican politician that the Supreme Court eventually overturned the conviction.” — he’s got more at Another Ridiculous Criminal Investigation of Donald Trump Emerges.

Back to the “climate criminals” is The EV Boondoggle. John Hinderaker. It’s all about the money — “This whole sordid business is hopelessly corrupt, and it is antithetical to America’s economic and strategic interests. Nevertheless, it appears that EV mania will march on until it becomes obvious that the entire project is impossible.” — Medicine is also suffering from similar pressures. The gods of diversity are killing the ‘golden age’ of medicine. Andrea Widburg notes that “Those who came of age in the second half of the 20th century or later, have been blessed to witness a time of extraordinary medical progress. Now, though, thanks to academia’s mindless push for diversity, we are almost certainly on the precipice of a steep decline in the quality of medical care in America.” … “Everything the left touches it destroys and, when leftism destroys medical schools, we will all suffer.” — an example of where this leads is in The Truth About Ivermectin by Marina Zheng via The Epoch Times.  

 

 

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elections clarifications ballots versus votes again

The polling didn’t do so well in predicting results. Anomalies like a ‘Biden Bump’ keep cropping up. Delayed results in close races are showing up in the usual places. Equipment malfunctions seem to have a pattern, too. Mia Cathell notes that These Counties Experiencing Election Issues Have One Thing In Common. — “These five jurisdictions supposedly under in-person DOJ supervision throughout Tuesday suffered major muck-ups.” — Richard Moss has What Really Happened in the Midterms and Why – “This was their chance to bury Trump and avoid a great deal of damaging unpleasantness at very low to no real cost.”

The fear is that whenever one is dealing with the devil, or playing with fire, or even failing to do one’s level best, the risk of serious loss is much higher than the players are willing to believe going in.

Roger Kimball picks up on this as the NeverTrump Fraternity Parties On. Find fault and blame it on Trump but “Was it? Ninety-three percent of the hundreds of candidates Trump endorsed won their primary contest in the 2022 election. Eighty percent won in the general. That is a far higher percentage of wins for Trump-endorsed candidates than ever before.” Square this with the stories about some high profile Trump backed losses and Democrat campaign meddling? Then, on another front, consider Tim Graham with Democracy Dies in Climate Panic. — “The United Nations is one of the most sacred political cows in the liberal media. This is especially true when they convene the global elites on the perils of “climate change.” — The current president is apologizing for his predecessor calling the fraud in Paris. — “Journalists consider anyone who questions this my-way-or-hell viewpoint as not only a “denier” of science but an enemy of the people.”

Powerline is getting pushback on their Trump’s fault opinions, The Gateway Pundit has several election integrity stories such as Poll Pads Caught Adding *Hundreds* of Voters in Real Time as Poll is Being Closed and WAYNE ROOT: You’ve Been Gaslighted – Democrats Just Stole Another Election and Behind Closed Doors: More on Runbeck Election Services in Maricopa County and the Scanning of Ballot Envelopes and then there’s Tens of Billions of US Dollars Were Transferred to Ukraine and then Using FTX Crypto Currency the Funds Were Laundered Back to Democrats in US. Another set of opinions is looking at election wins and wondering why. Why vote for crime, infanticide, socialism, inflation, election fraud, conditional basic rights, political corr8ption, and myths about energy, disease, weather, and economy? Enough ballots were counted to support these issues to put irrationality in place as policy. Bongino and others are wondering just how much pain will be inflicted before enough people wake up to smell the odors.

 

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OK for me but not for thee, a grip on reality

Behavior patterns are telling. Victor Davis Hanson delves into Permissible and Impermissible Incendiary Speech? to provide an example. “As we enter the final week before the midterms and likely near-historic Democratic losses in Congress, this effort to manipulate violence in the news for last-minute political advantage will increase—but certainly it is not new.” He lists three predictable characteristics: Things Just Happen to Conservatives, Acceptable Violent Rhetoric? and Projection Again with description and example. “let us by all means tone down the political fireworks lest the nation’s unhinged translate such rhetoric to violence. But let us also remember that for many on the Left, what most see as incendiary and violent rhetoric is simply contextualized as the necessary talk of social justice.”

That’s one way to try to explain how The Press Has Officially Lost Its Grip On Reality – Issues & Insights. “hyper-partisanship hasn’t improved the public’s knowledge or understanding of events. It has destroyed the public’s trust in the media.” 

 

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the woke mind virus

long read on the state of affairs: A transcript of remarks originally given in Miami at the National Conservatism Conference in September 2022.”we fight because we want a better life for us, our kids and grandkids. But we also fight because we owe a debt of gratitude for those who have come before us. And we need to do justice to their sacrifice. And we would not be doing that if we were running away from the fight before us. God bless you all.” — Governor Ron DeSantis: Florida Versus Davos – The American Mind

true perspective will out? – “The storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6 by Trump supporters has been characterized by liberals in the usual hysterical — if not psychotic — overtones that is one of the characteristics of fanatics. And we are most definitely in the midst of a totalitarian movement.” — January 6 Will One Day Be A National Holiday — It Will Be America’s Bastille Day – Issues & Insights

a sad and sorry tale – “The interview makes plain that it was Trump who broke Burns. Beginning in 2016, Burns transformed from a garden-variety leftist into a person who sees Hitler lurking behind every Republican in America” — Andrea Widburg: Ken Burns’s hatred threatens to destroy his legacy – American Thinker — “Trump broke a lot of people. The notion that America could elect a showman who stood for principles that were a completely normal part of American life before 9/11 changed everything (mostly because it unchained the American left) was too much for many, including Burns. It’s a shame, too, because Burns is a remarkably talented man when his monomania hasn’t filled him to the brim with hatred and ignorance.”

fantasy isn’t reality – “a prime example of how the left lies to appease its narrative” … “Not only does the movie massage the events of the past to fit a progressive narrative, it outright reverses the polarity of history entirely and makes heroic a kingdom that was, in reality, one of the biggest drivers of the slave trade. It only takes a brief look at the primary sources to completely debunk the entire plot of “The Woman King.” — Mike Coté: Anti-Historical ‘The Woman King’ Lies About Africa’s Slave Trade — “the left tends to overreach and make unforced errors; the laughable treatment of history in “The Woman King” seems to be one of them. Conservatives and historians could ask for no better example of this absurdity than a film that presents a genocidal, slave-raiding kingdom as beneficent defenders of freedom.”

takedown, point by point – “it is unrealistic to simply assume that low flows in the six rivers upon which the CNN article focuses are caused by a lack of rainfall and the “relentless heat waves” that have supposedly swept the planet.” — David R. Legates: What is Drying up the World’s Rivers? – American Thinker — “As is often the case, the facts usually disprove the alarmist position associated with climate change. This is no different with respect to the CNN article.”

 

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transparency and trust

what constitution? – “With a brand new wrinkle, there are now, voilà!, 87,000 new IRS agents being hired so that they may find your donations to conservative causes and candidates and classify them as seditious, insurrectionist, or “disinformation.”  This is designed to harass and close the wallets of conservatives and Republicans.  It infringes on our political speech.  We do not need more IRS auditors, but the left need them to squash dissent.  It is unconstitutional in its sub rosa purpose.” — M.B. Mathews: The left are torching the Constitution for conservatives – American Thinker — “Little by little, our Constitution is being chipped away or ignored as though it didn’t exist.  When our Constitution is ignored, so are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

rights have responsibilities, too – “The tech companies argued that it violated their corporate free speech right to censor people on their platforms.  The Fifth Circuit strongly disagreed, striking a huge blow in favor of Free Speech in America.” … “the censorship flowed only one way: Big Tech silenced anything that challenged a Democrat narrative.  We’ve since learned that this was not a coincidence.” — Andrea Widburg: The 5th Circuit says tech companies can’t use the 1st Amendment to censor speech – American Thinker

misplaced trust – “The FBI’s focusing attention on the almost nonexistent white nationalists deflects from the real history of the two parties just as it hopes to draw attention drawn away from an open border, rising inflation, food and gas shortages, and skyrocketing crime — the real landmarks of this administration.” — Clarice Feldman: The FBI: Disturbing the Peace and Creating Inter-Party War – American Thinker — “The central point is that at last a federal judge has taken a straightforward look at the FBI’s actions and will no longer grant its word any special credence.”

election integrity farce – “Incredibly, only six of these top 100 county election officers responded with data of voters who voted in the November 3, 2020 general election without disclaimers (meaning some claim that the data were not exactly retained).  Nonetheless, discrepancies still existed for these counties.” — Charles Sullivan: Retaining election records from the 2020 election – American Thinker — “It’s not only a civil rights issue but a transparency issue that has eroded confidence in our electoral system.”

calling for intellectual integrity – “Some view any unwillingness to increase gun safety regulation for the sake of “the children” — the sine qua non of virtue-signaling — as “evil.”  But can a complex, multi-faceted issue like national gun policy be accurately analyzed along a single dimension to the benefit of all citizens?” — C. Roberts: Are US Firearm Deaths Overstated? – American Thinker

“The battle of life calls forth three noble and healthful psychological attributes: loyalty to kin and country; honor of work that protects and promotes survival; and, most fundamental to mental health, gratitude for the gift of life itself.” … “What happens to loyalty, honor, and gratitude when conditions of affluence obviate the need to struggle to secure safety, sustenance, and even luxury in everyday life?” — Deborah C. Tyler: What on Earth Is Wrong with Harry and Meghan? — “Psychologists need to develop therapeutic models to treat the damage of instrumental victimhood through confronting its falsehood and focused restoration of loyalty, honor and gratitude.”

media catalog of sinners – “It was one of the biggest stories of the century, broken in one of the country’s oldest papers (the New York Post), and by a terrific reporter (Breitbart’s own Emma-Jo Morris). In an era of endless spin and fake news, this story was 100% factual. Yet it was almost instantly dismissed as Russian disinformation and censored from the Internet. – Who was behind this massive hoax? How did they pull it off? Were these people conspiracists, liars, ignoramuses, or some combination thereof?” — Alexander Marlow: Media’s Top Eight Hunter Biden Laptop Deniers – And Many, Many Honorable Mentions

Redstate has good commentary but they plague their links with barriers – plea crippleware. If you can tolerate the nuisances, two worth considering are Too Stupid: Nevada Democrats’ Abortion Lies Insult Voters’ Intellect and Is Montana’s Defiance of ‘Illegal’ Court Order a Model That Other Conservative States Should Follow?. The first illustrates just how dishonest a campaign has become. The other describes a state level approach to civil disobedience confronting an activist judge. As for Redstate, it is one thing to discreetly ask for support but entirely another to demand it and use tricks to extort it.

 

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Is your trust misplaced, too?

misplaced trust and disloyal – “Barr’s opinion rests on the assumed veracity of leaks, spin, and misleading narratives.” — Margot Cleveland: Has Bill Barr Forgotten All About Deep-State Deceit?

catalog of sins – “Barr became an ineffective ally, which is often worse than being a sworn enemy.  The enemy is doing what is expected by acting against you.  But real betrayal occurs when an ally turns into a bystander.  Nobody expected Barr to be partisan; he just had to do his job.” — Rajan Laad: Bill Barr reveals his true colors…again – American Thinker also “what Trump really did wrong was allowing a manifestly biased government process to take place.  He should have trusted the American people with information showing that the federal government is corrupt, possibly irredeemably so.  That he trusted a corrupt government to have an honest outcome reveals the dangerous naïveté that guided Trump during his first term.” — Andrea Widburg: Remember that classifying documents usually protects the government, not you

Truth leaks through the barricade – “Cannon highlighted several significant facts over the course of her 24-page order that further call into question the DOJ’s targeting of Trump. Here are the seven top-line takeaways:” — Margot Cleveland: 7 Bombshells From Special Master Order Following Trump Raid

You’ve been had – “Climate alarmists and equity fanatics must be confronted. If they are sincere, they must be shown how they’ve been lied to. If they are opportunists, they must be held accountable. … if the people pushing this extreme agenda are not stopped cold—and soon—they will destroy our civilization.” —  Edward Ring: The Two Most Destructive Frauds in History › American Greatness

bio 101 – “36% of White, college-educated Democrat women think men can get pregnant.  I’ve written before about how leftism damages women.  It makes them extremely angry and neurotic.  It also, apparently, cuts them off from reality.  Sadly, these same women are a force to be reckoned with politically.  They may be loopy, but they’ve got political power.” — Andrea Widburg: Almost 25% of Democrats think men can get pregnant – American Thinker — “Transgenderism is political.  It’s the politics of hatred (because I defy you to find me a so-called transgender “woman” who doesn’t hate and wish to erase real women), mind control, the breakdown of the family, and the weaponization of neurosis, genuine mental illness, and extreme narcissism.  Given the misogyny behind it, it’s ironic that leftist women support it most fervently, but they’re sadly comfortable with the other aspects of this highly destructive political movement.”

lifting the pillow to let the victim breathe – “Critics always maintain that Project Veritas is a group of sneaky grifters, engaging in deceptive smears, “gotcha” tactics, and selective editing to carry out character assassination.  Yet anyone listening to Boland’s words could tell it wasn’t Veritas destroying his character; it was Jeremy Boland.” — Ray McCoy: Project Veritas triumphs despite federal repression – American Thinker — “Our news cycle is a perfect illustration of how once-daring media institutions are now more dedicated to squashing important journalism than encouraging it. … The stakes of this high-profile legal fight are part of a larger battle, one between those dedicated to revealing the truth, no matter how ugly, and the ones who think Americans are better off oblivious to it.”

collateral damage – “Whether in Europe, the Indian subcontinent, or Africa, we are getting graphic evidence that the entire green agenda is deadly.” — Andrea Widburg: Is the tide turning in Holland? – American Thinker

resource economics – “Professor Simon Michaux, who doesn’t take issue with global warming hype, explains one of several reasons why this is true: the mineral requirements of a wind- and solar-based energy system can’t possibly be met.” — John Hinderaker: The “Green Revolution” Is Impossible | Power Line — “The bottom line is that no transition from fossil fuels to “green” energy sources is under way, nor will it occur, ever. The green dream is not just a folly but a fraud.” see also “As Visual Capitalist’s Carmen Ang and David Cole-Hailton shows in the graphic below, made by the European Chemical Society (EuChemS), of these 90 different elements, which ones are in abundance and which ones are in serious threat as of 2021.” — : The Periodic Table Of Endangered Elements | ZeroHedge 

 

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What’s real, anyway? and why would it make any difference?

dealing with difficult people – “This is probably the best reason to approach these contentious issues as a happy warrior.  You have to think that pro-freedom patriot personalities are having a good time in ultimately destroying an ideology that can’t be the least bit honest about it’s true nature” — D. Parker: Why don’t we just destroy the left with laughter? – American Thinker

the narrative starts here – “How you call something shapes the meaning in your mind and manipulates your point of view” — Clarice Feldman: Naming Things – American Thinker — “In countless ways, the Left and its front — the Biden Administration — play mind games with us. Don’t go along with this; it’s mind-numbing and only leads to stupid, often dangerous policies”

book review – “And now they’re everywhere, from the school board in rural Texas to the White House Situation Room in charge of our national security.  They’re destroying our entertainment, our educational system, our economy, our military, canceling comedians and polluting movies and attacking America directly at its foundation” — Blaine L. Pardoe: The Woking Dead: A vogue virus and how to stop it – American Thinker — “The Woking Dead will make you shake your fist, laugh, and above all see how to truly make America great — and keep it great — by crushing the woke zombie hordes”

knows no bounds – “Even our Founding Fathers could not have foreseen the political hackery on display in Fulton County, a motion filed late Friday in a Georgia federal court by Sen. Lindsey Graham’s legal team makes clear.” — Margot Cleveland: Georgia Dem DA’s Political Hackery Would Have Framers Spinning — “Democrats may not care now, and they may never care about the Constitution, but they would be wise to worry about payback”

who’s your hero? – “his departure (even if temporary) is a great loss to students, the law school and free speech” … “combines a legendary career with one of the most inspiring life stories in the history of the court. Whatever the reason for his cessation in teaching, he deserves our thanks. – He also deserved better. He deserved greater public support from individual faculty members. He deserved greater understanding from students. He deserved an equally vocal counter-campaign in support of free speech and a diversity of viewpoints at the university” — Justice Thomas’ Withdrawal Exposes The Growing “Unavailability” of Diverse Opinions in Higher Education – JONATHAN TURLEY — “This is why many choose to remain silent as the mob pursues their colleagues. For those tagged as dissenters, the atmosphere is perfectly Robespierrean”

flagrant — “If Democratic lawmakers had to comply with federal truth-in-advertising laws, they’d all be up on charges … If the law won’t charge Democrats with engaging in flagrant false advertising, voters will have to punish them by kicking anyone who voted for this “Inflation Lie Act” out of office” — The ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ Is A Lie, Pure And Simple – Issues & Insights

book review (by a target) “The focus is Brett Kavanaugh’s elevation to the Supreme Court in 2018. Dissent is full of errors, and I make an appearance early on” — Mark Judge: Weak Dissent. Another Lazy, Dumb, and Error-Packed Book About Me in High School – The Stream

Graphs and charts and numbers – oh, my!“At its core, the human body is a symphony of chemical reactions” — Doomberg: New England is an Energy Crisis Waiting to Happen

A list — “As we swelter in the dog days of summer, even crotchety ol’ Grandpa Silas is starting to wonder if there might be something to this “climate change” thing after all” — Climate Change Is Real. Here Are 10 Undeniable Proofs | Babylon Bee — “Was your mind changed? We hope so. Now give the government hundreds of billions of dollars to solve this problem, as they’ve done such a great job with everything else”

classic Feynman still relevant “called out scholars who believe in things they don’t understand” — Don Surber: The cargo cult of climate change

 

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just can’t have it – TDS, ethanol, fifth columns, and contingency plans

the OODA loop in practice – “These joint Deep State and media efforts will only increase as the 2022/24 elections approach.  They are likely to become even more violent, extreme, and outrageous if the liberals/socialists think they might lose political power” — Robert Merz, Propaganda and Disinformation in the Information Age – American Thinker

inroads to insurgency by any means – “No country can survive a huge fifth column dedicated to its destruction” — Andrea Widburg, While we’re complacent, the Caliphate marches on…in Houston – American Thinker

listing contingencies — “Rest assured, if what I fear might happen, happens, we will be blamed for it. And the fire next time will make their reaction to Jan. 6 look like a marshmallow roast. I don’t know which possibility is scarier: that they haven’t thought any of this through, or that they have” — Michael Anton, They Can’t Let Him Back In | Compact Mag

Ditto that – “there is a very specific Progressive political subclass that uses the useful idiots as its foot soldiers, but that actually has an even more nihilistic view of our country. As Michael Anton points out in his superb “They Can’t Let Him Back In,” this political class hates America just as ferociously as the young leftists do” — Andrea Widburg, A superb article exposes the fissures in America – American Thinker — “You cannot counter an opponent’s tactics if you refuse to recognize either the tactics or the goals that drive it”

Here are the numbers – “The claim that ethanol is a renewable fuel is not only dubious, it is a lie.” — Mac Madden, Ethanol must go! – American Thinker

 

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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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intellectually and morally bankrupt

Start at 1600 and 1633 to know it’s not a new phenomena but you’d think people would learn. bad think. — see what is happening in the science community and classroom and wonder why. Then there’s the media and the Left’s idea of protecting the children …

COVID, Gender, Climate, and the Collapse of Science. Neil A. Kurtzman — “As many scientists have behaved like fools, the discipline itself is in jeopardy of being thought stained and unreliable.” — “The loss of core beliefs is fatal to self-government. The value of science to the health of the planet and its occupants is almost beyond measure … It would be the cruelest of fates if science were brought down by those who claim to speak in its name”

‘Ideological Intolerance’ invading science classrooms. Eric Utter — “Students are increasingly displaying “ideological intolerance in the science classroom,” according to Williams College Associate Professor of Biology Luana Maroja” — “What does it tell you about leftists/progressives that they don’t believe certain minorities are capable of being…capable? Or reasonable?”

What Disproves the ‘White Supremacy’ Narrative. William Sullivan — “they’ve gotten creative in recent decades, finding their magic beans … The intention, of course, is that the reader will assume that this disparity exists primarily due to racial discrimination in our society.  Notably missing, however, is literally any other demographic data whatsoever beyond that binary comparison” — “imagine being so intellectually and morally bankrupt as to see all of this easily recognizable evidence, yet still try to argue that “white people earn more than black people, and therefore racism.”  Then, you’ll better understand the true nature of those wicked race hustlers who push this toxic swill on our children and tear our social fabric apart”

Where’s NY Post’s Pulitzer? Don Surber — “It is a great and true newspaper story that puts _All the President’s Men_ to shame” — “the media stopped caring about reporting the truth a generation ago. It is all about promoting socialism and protecting the deep state now. The communists knew how to do it.”

Creepy Joe Biden, groomer-in-chief. Don Surber — “The sudden push by Democrats for pedophile rights — Minor Attracted People or MAP as they say — should surprise no one” — “Joe Manchin is cool with light sentences for child pornographers and abusers of children, even those who torture babies. – All the party’s apparatchiks are. Their voters are not there.” – “The media is totally cool with this because stopping Trump from making America great again was of paramount importance”

 

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The paint is peeling and they don’t seem to notice

what Eisenhower said about butchers – damning revelations painted over, sorta’ — Mark Twain had a Tom Sawyer story about this – a line has been crossed but we’ll see if anyone cares – spies  – also note from elsewhere: the FBI kidnap prosecution failed, a 1/6 defendant was acquitted and another is seeking to reneg on a plea deal

Macgregor On Trump. Mark Wauck — “This comports with my own previously expressed assessment, that Trump thought people in uniform rise to the top through merit and by being ‘straight arrows’” — “Donald Trump didn’t fit that. He’s one of the nicest persons you will meet. People who see him publicly, they don’t really appreciate what a nice, sincere human being he is. And I think he gave too many people too many opportunities, too much benefit of the doubt, too often”

Hunter Biden Laptop Cover Up — One More Reason Why We Need Strong Voter Integrity Reforms. Lewis K. Uhler and Joseph Yocca — “The laptop contained damning revelations that Hunter Biden essentially acted as a bag man for then-Vice President Joe Biden to enrich the now president through international business dealings in Ukraine, Russia and China.  Is it also not lost on us that these same regions are causing the most crisis in the world today”

Primary Witness to Material Within Hunter Biden Laptop Says Active Two-Star General Has Warned Him About Pending U.S. Government Retaliation.  Sundance — “After media, Senate and U.S. government officials refused to take action, Maxey went to Switzerland in order to complete a full forensic audit of the laptop content in a neutral jurisdiction”

They Just Make Stuff Up. John Hinderaker — “Liberals think conservatives are awful, but the truth is that conservatives don’t do enough awful things to keep liberals supplied. So liberals fill the gap by simply making up slanders against conservatives”

Disinformation, American style. Scott Johnson — Duffy’s excellent column adds this salient point: “The speaker lineup makes things clear: the conference seeking to combat ‘disinformation’ does just the opposite. It celebrates some of America’s biggest liars as they spread more lies.”

Considering the media’s behavior, it’s no wonder so many politicians are corrupt. Jack Hellner — “Basically, the media and other Democrats don’t care about facts — only winning” — “The media don’t care about the corruption of the Bidens, the Clintons, or all the criminal activity of the Obama administration as they illegally targeted Trump while protecting career criminal Hillary from prosecution”

Malone v. The New York Times Company et al. A line has been crossed — “I represent Dr. Robert W. Malone in connection with his claims against The New York Times Company (“NYT”), Davey Alba (“Alba”) and unknown editors and publishers for defamation, defamation by implication and insulting words” — “My client wishes to resolve this matter amicably and without litigation. If you refuse to take the above action within 30 days of the date of this letter, or if the retractions are insufficient, he intends to take appropriate legal action to protect his rights and interests”

Why the Classroom Activists Never Give Up. Brian Parsons — “The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” – Abraham Lincoln — “espite legislation to ban certain ideologies in the classroom in many states, activists continue to rebrand their tired ideas with new labels and fill the malleable minds of the youth with divisive and subjective ideologies”

Race obsession, all over. Jason Peirce — “It’s become abundantly clear that the people most loudly accusing America of being a bastion of “systemic racism” are either ignorant or self-serving cowards”

There’s Something Happening Here… John Hinderaker — “It strikes me that Mr. Taherzadeh and Mr. Ali are likely to take their place in a line of news stories with respect to which we never got to hear the punch line: the Pakistanis who handled tech services for the Democratic House caucus until their arrest; the Chinese spy who, for years, was Dianne Feinstein’s driver; the Chinese spy Fang Fang who bedded Eric Swalwell”

Trump Haters Impeached Him For ‘Inciting A Riot.’ Now They’re Claiming The Riot Was Premeditated. Tristan Justice — “The idea of a coordinated assault undermines the narrative Donald Trump was responsible for spontaneously inciting an ‘insurrection.’”

 

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A hoax plague

The election free and fair? Laptop evidence? Damning record gap? Biden or Trump? Child perversion OK? Learn from history and avoid destroying the foundation of a civil world.

Blue State Blues: The 2020 Election* Gets a Giant Asterisk over Hunter Biden Laptop. Joel B. Pollak — “The 2020 election must forever be tagged with an asterisk, given that the country’s establishment media have finally admitted that Hunter Biden’s laptop, which they suppressed during the campaign, is authentic, despite President Joe Biden’s denials.” – “the 2020 election can no longer be recognized as free and fair.” – “it is not necessary to point to theories about voting machines, missing ballots, or election fraud to know that the 2020 vote fell short of basic democratic standards:”

The Weakest Presidential Line Of Succession Ever. I & I Editorial Board — “But what about further down in the line of succession? Should some calamity befall both Harris and Biden on the same day, 82-year-old House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would immediately be sworn in as president” — “New York University constitutional scholar Richard Epstein warns, “in the long run a nation that places a succession of fools and knaves in high places will not be able to survive unscathed regardless of its constitutional structure.” Under the Biden administration, that nation, with its presidential succession of fools and dotards, may not survive at all, even in the short run.”

Media’s ‘7-hour Gap’ Story in White House Logs Turns Out to be Hoax: CNN. Joel B. Pollak — “The establishment media were abuzz this week with stories about a “seven-hour gap” in White House switchboard logs on January 6, but on Thursday night it emerged that the gap was likely the result of using ordinary landlines and cell phones.”

Oops! Another ‘walls closing in’ narrative about Trump hiding phone records with a 7-hour ‘gap’ falls apart. Monica Showalter — “They made fools of themselves with tweets like these” – “The media clowns breathlessly reported that they had “gotten” Trump at long last, but the whole thing fell apart in two days like a bad souffle. This is interesting because it’s far from the first time this kind of excitement, hype, buildup, and gotcha sentiment has gripped the mainstream media.”

No, Pointing Out The Media’s Lies Does Not Threaten Democracy. Kiyan Kassam — “Journalists and organizations that decry the rise of ‘misinformation’ and being branded ‘fake news’ should look in the mirror.” – “The past two years have absolutely exposed corporate media institutions in both Canada and the United States as purveyors not of mere bias but rather outright lies and falsehoods told in furtherance of a far-left political agenda.”

In Vermont, a Raw Attack on Free Speech. John Klar — “Vermont’s social justice legislators have launched a transparent and illegal assault against free speech liberties.” – “Vermont seeks to send citizens to jail for threatening political leaders for twice as long as if they physically assaulted them!”

The Biden Family Racket Is Everything Leftists Fabricated About The Trumps, And Media Are Crickets. Jordan Boyd — “The real scandal isn’t about Trump, it’s about the legacy media’s lack of coverage of the Biden family’s shady dealings.”

Democrats And Media Enablers Are Overlooking Child Sex Crimes To Protect Ketanji Brown Jackson. Rachel Bovard — “In every single child pornography case handled by Judge Jackson, she went below the maximum recommendation, below the minimum recommendation, and below the prosecutor’s request.”

Who will vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson and why? Patricia McCarthy — “Based on the torrent of information that has been made public about Ketanji Brown Jackson, it is shocking that any member of Congress would vote to confirm her to the SCOTUS.  Add to this that thousands of documents from her four years on the Sentencing Commission have been withheld, presumably by Dick Durbin.  Those four years of her record must be damning, for never before has a nominee’s record not been made available to the Judiciary Committee.”

Absentminded conservatives allowed an army of perverts to take over the schools. Olivia Murray — “For whatever reason, whether it be that conservatives as a whole are too uninterested in child sexual abuse, or whether they are too cowardly for fear of the word “bigot,” they are to blame for the rampant debauchery that has been unleashed upon on our children. We have pandered to the sick depravity of pedophiles like Alfred Kinsey, and where has it gotten us?”

We Must Speak Out Against Attacks on Law, Liberty, and Natural Rights. Jonathan Verlin and E. Jeffrey Ludwig — “Before the 1960’s there was an invisible line delineating public expressions that were clean or moral from those that were lewd, lascivious, and a threat to the well-being of both adults and minors” — “Progressives hate America with such vitriolic and reckless abandon that they ostensibly hold the moral stature of illegal aliens and even terrorists in higher regard than their honest law-abiding countrymen.” – “The deterioration of rights and the explosion of tyranny and immorality from the so-called progressive Left must end.”

Appeals Court Upholds Gibson’s Bakery Massive Verdict Against Oberlin College. William A. Jacobson – “The Gibson family appreciates the Court of Appeals’ thorough and thoughtful analysis which rightly rejected all of Oberlin College’s and Dean Raimondo’s challenges on appeal.”

History Should Be Our Guide in Ukraine. Victor Davis Hanson — “Ukraine can defeat Vladimir Putin’s expeditionary army if the West remembers that history is not on Putin’s side.”

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Ignorant judges, Children, moral preeners, and dim lights

The young ones are just tools – calling the judge ignorant is being polite – smear and slime should be getting old and stale by now but isn’t – and just whose facts are up for being gored, anyway?

Many Democrats are clearly evil and openly acknowledge their ignorance; why should they be trusted on matters of innocent life? Jack Hellner — “If Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson were honest, she would acknowledge the tenets of her political party: life begins when Democrat politicians decide it does.”

How CDC Colluded With Teachers’ Unions to Devastate America’s Children. John Hinderaker — “Perhaps the most damaging of all “anti-covid” measures over the last two years were the public school closures. … A just-released report by Republicans on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis suggests that the cause was inappropriate and perhaps unprecedented influence on the Centers for Disease Control exerted by the teachers’ unions, specifically the American Federation for Teachers.”

Federal Judge’s Opinion on Trump Reveals Judiciary’s Reliance on Media Propaganda. Robert J. Hutchinson — “It’s difficult to have much faith in the judicial system when individual judges appear to be gullible consumers of fake news, swallowing media accounts of events that have been widely questioned and, at least in some cases, debunked completely.”

The Attacks On Clarence And Ginni Thomas Are Merely Latest In A Decades-Long Smear Campaign. Tristan Justice — “Not only are the attacks on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginni purely political, they’re deeply hypocritical.”

Don’t Be Gaslighted About How Insane The Kavanaugh Hearings Were Even Before Blasey Ford Accusations. Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino — “Democrats are hoping the American people, like Judge Jackson, were not paying attention during the Kavanaugh hearings.”

Biden’s Red Queen Justice: The Border Agents Remain Under Investigation Six Months After Debunked Whipping Scandal. Jonathan Turley — “While the Administration promised a conclusion to the investigation within days or weeks, it has continued to refuse to release any results and insists that it remains “under investigation.” The concern is that the Administration does not want to contradict the President who proclaimed the guilt of the agents and promised that they would be punished before they were investigated, let alone adjudicated.”

The Unanimously Liberal Tilt of the ‘Fact Checkers’ Tim Graham  — “Checking liberals and Democrats is apparently not listed among their job duties.”

 

 

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Insidious – it’s the elections integrity

VDH thinks ‘the people’ are getting pissed? – Price notes the hate rhetoric and accusations going around fit a pattern – Davenport sees the Constitution under attack – Judicial matters are considered hate speech – A freeport question surfaces – media is thin gruel examples abound – Pelosi echoes Nero – Barr is conflicted – Kübler-Ross provides one measure for how far along some are in resolving emotional turmoil: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance – that doesn’t touch the projection continuum, [see 10 Defense Mechanisms: What Are They and How They Help Us Cope. Dr. Saul McLeod]. you have to do your own assessment from the available evidence because the professionals are suffering themselves.

The Real ‘Reset’ Is Coming. Victor Davis Hanson — “The prophets of the new world order sowed the wind and they will soon reap the whirlwind of an angry public worn out by elite incompetence, arrogance, and ignorance.”

Who Are the Real Haters? Bruce Deitrick Price — “Note how this situation works.  If you disagree with a liberal, in style or substance, you are therefore a hater. … To see this phenomenon metastasized times a thousand, look at the Southern Poverty Law Center.” — “I think we see a spiritual emptiness on the left that allows leftists to criticize haters even as they are the superior haters.”

The Electoral College Goes Back to School. Huck Davenport — “Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, the one thing both should agree on is that our system for selecting the world’s most consequential person is irreparably broken.” — “Everything that is wrong with this country can be traced back to its departure from the core Constitution—the income tax, direct election of senators, the administrative state, and in the case of selecting the president, the assault on the Electoral College. ”

No, Judicial Methodology is Not the Same as Judicial Philosophy.  Jonathan Turley — “It is not the same thing but that evasion was shrugged off by members and commentators alike.” — “It has become common these days for the meaning of words to yield to the political convenience of the moment.”

A Senate Hearing and a Swimming Pool Give the Truth Its Due. Tim O’Brien — “It had to come to this. On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Senator Marsha Blackburn asked a simple question of Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, “What is a woman?” — “Truth is Killed in Increments” — “A Battle Between Reality and Those Who Define it for Others”

The Freeport Question of Our Time. Steven Hayward — “The “Freeport Question” refers to Abraham Lincoln’s devastating question posed to Stephen Douglas in his second debate against Douglas on August 27, 1858, held in Freeport, Illinois.”

Washington Post Says Asking KBJ Questions About Her Legal Rulings Is Worse Than Falsely Accusing Kavanaugh Of Rape. Jordan Boyd — “The Post’s commentaries on Jackson are not only patently false but their phony claims about her confirmation hearing deserve endless taunting.”

The Times Is Putin Us On. John Hinderaker — “The article is weak even by the low standards of the Times. It is long on conclusions and short on evidence. The conclusions are stated up front” — “I’m not sure when it was that criticism of U.S. foreign policy became disreputable and even treasonous. But I’m guessing the relevant date is January 20, 2021.”

The Stealing of the Presidency, 2020. Rich Noyes — “Looking at all eight of these issues together, our poll found that a total of 17% of Biden’s voters told us they would have changed their vote if they had been aware of one or more of these important stories. This would have moved every one of the swing states into Trump’s column, some by a huge margin.” — “The most basic principle of our electoral system is that our leaders are chosen by the people themselves. But if the people are given systematically one-sided information, with crucial facts omitted, then the real power to choose has been stolen from them.”

How Bill Barr’s Silence Impacted The Outcome Of An Election. Jeff Carlson and Hans Mahncke — “It’s also worth noting that Barr’s decision to make a public statement contrasts sharply with former FBI Director James Comey, who claimed that as a matter of DOJ policy he wouldn’t confirm or deny if President Trump was actually under investigation in 2017.” — “Barr’s differing treatment of Biden and Trump leaves many questions unanswered.” — “By first speaking out and then remaining silent, Barr very directly put his thumb on the scale, leading to material ramifications for our country—including the geopolitical landscape we now face.”

Jan. 6 Committee Claims Its ‘Digital Watergate’ Is Above The Law. Tristan Justice — “Five decades apart, the two cases of political warfare are different only by way of method and ability to conduct illegal opposition research openly.”

Trump Sues the Russia Hoaxers. John Hinderaker — “From a quick review of the Complaint, which is 108 pages long, it does a good job of summarizing the story that most people know pretty well by now. I was mostly interested in three aspects of the Complaint: the venue, the causes of action, and Trump’s lawyers.” — “In principle I applaud Trump for going after the people who conspired against him for years and ultimately did bring him down, but I think the charge of the Light Brigade had better odds of success”

Why Stormy Daniels deserves to be punished. Rajan Laad — “A few days ago, porn star Stormy Daniels lost her appeal in her failed defamation suit against Donald Trump.  She now owes more than $300,000 in legal fees to President Trump.” — “The first reason is that was among the many scandals invented by Democrats and their propaganda wing — i.e., the mainstream media — to overturn the results of the 2016 elections. — As always, facts didn’t matter, and a TV “expert” claimed with certitude that Trump could be forced out of office and even face imprisonment for violating campaign finance laws.” — “The perpetrators deserve to be severely punished for altering the course of democracy.”

Even Republican Presidents Would Seem to Have a Right to Free Speech. Clarice Feldman — “Justice Neil Gorsuch entered the unanimous opinion in the case.  He wrote that not only do elected officials retain the right of free speech but that retention is important if they are to carry out the wishes of their constituents. — Maybe someone should slip the opinion to the hacks running the January 6 Commission.”

The False Gospel of the Enemies Within the Church. Janet Levy — “Christianity has been intricately intertwined with the history and development of America and greatly contributed to its strength.  Judeo-Christian morality, in fact, has been the compass and one of the most powerful influences on Western society.  So, the Marxists see Christianity as the main obstacle to overthrowing Westphalian principles of sovereignty.”

College Officials: The Most Witless People On Earth. I&I Editorial Board — “There are occasional instances of campus officials acting as adults. But not enough. Sad but true, most are just too dense to understand what is happening around them.”

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Lessons from political behavior

Romney and NR need to learn DeSantis rule 4 – KBJ was nominated for race and sex but proclaims ignorance of both concepts – the laptop resonates – protests and ‘The Children’ positions difficult to grasp – The Delphi Oracle is called

The Babylon Bee’s Twitter Resistance Is A Lesson In Taking On Tech Tyrants. Jordan Boyd — ‘Never censor yourself. Insist that 2 and 2 make 4 even if Twitter tries to compel you to say otherwise. Make them ban tens of millions of us.’

8 Lessons From The Ron DeSantis School Of Dominating The Corrupt Media. Elle Reynolds — “DeSantis isn’t the only Republican to put up a good defense against media bullies, but he’s made a brand out of going on the offensive too.”

Senate Democrats Praise National Review For Helping Their Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmation Efforts. Jordan Boyd — “Much like the White House and its cronies in the corrupt corporate media, National Review was quick to accuse Hawley of orchestrating a smear about the Breyer replacement nominee.”

Mitt Romney says GOP attacks on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s sentencing record for child pornography cases are ‘off course’. oseddiq@insider.com (Oma Seddiq) — [note the “attacks’ to label appropriate questions about a judicial record. also note the logical fallacy in the following quote] — “Fact checkers and legal experts have said the GOP claims lack context and are misleading, citing evidence that Jackson’s sentencing fell within the standards of most federal judges.”

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s anti-constitutional, pro–child predator views. Andrea Widburg — “Democrats’ statements today boiled down to three things: (1) We are so excited that you’re a Black female. (2) Republicans are racist for daring to inquire into your credentials and views. (3) Regarding those racist questions, we would never treat a Supreme Court nominee as disrespectfully as the Republicans are treating you.  (Their disgraceful treatment of Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Comey Barrett, Clarence Thomas, and Robert Bork has been memory-holed.)” — “What’s striking is how Jackson’s answers so often sound almost logical, but they’re not.  This surreal quality was especially apparent when she explained why she thought existing child pornography laws are too harsh.”

What does this boil down to?  It means that a person seeking to be installed as a Supreme Court justice — sworn to uphold the Constitution she’s charged with interpreting — buys into an ideological theory that says the Constitution is “roach powder” and inherently racist, making the American nation rotten from root to branch.  Her beliefs cannot coexist with being on the Supreme Court.  It’s like trapping matter and anti-matter in the same space.

Judge Nominated To Supreme Court On The Basis Of Her Sex Can’t Define ‘Woman’. Jordan Boyd — “Jackson was chosen to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer in fulfillment of Biden’s identity politics pledge to install a black woman on the Supreme Court. … As Blackburn noted in her response, the fact that Jackson couldn’t give “a straight answer about something as fundamental as what a woman is underscores the dangers of the kind of progressive education that we are hearing about.”

8 Joe Biden Scandals Inside Hunter Biden’s MacBook That Corporate Media Just Admitted Is Legit. Margot Cleveland — “These scandals are no longer just about Hunter Biden. They are about now-President Joe Biden, and we need answers.”

Barr: Biden flat-out lied about Hunter’s laptop — and so did the media. Ed Morrissey — “I was shocked by that,” Bill Barr told Fox News’ John Roberts. Really? No one who’s watched Joe Biden for any length of time could be surprised by Biden lying, especially in self-promotion. Even before becoming president, Biden has made a lifelong hobby of collecting Pinocchios.” — “Biden lied because he knew he could get away with it. He’s still lying because he knows the American media will still let him get away with it. They can’t afford to cover it now, at least not unless the Department of Justice actually does indict Hunter on corruption charges. The corruption extends much farther than Biden Inc — it extends right into the media’s executive suites. Jeff Zucker was only one example of it.”

Let’s play ‘spot the peaceful protester’. Kevin McGary — “The entire world seems to have pivoted to utter insanity.  Historical standards of decorum have been turned upside-down.”

Why do Democrats Hate Children?. Sandra Friedemann — “Every time there’s a headline involving Democrats and children it is evident that as a group, Democrats hate children. Not only do they appear to hate them, but they also appear to enjoy, support, and promote sexually and mentally abusing and killing them.”

‘Climate change’: An Ideologically Driven Movement. Alexander G. Markovsky — “Scientists have been telling us that humanity will end in ten years for the past half-century. Their track record predicting the future is less trustworthy than the prophecies of the Oracle of Delphi.” — “Global Warming or Climate Change is neither an economic nor environmental project; it is an ideologically driven movement. In an ideological struggle, the more determined and more vocal side usually wins regardless of the validity of the arguments. Hence, it doesn’t matter whether it is cooling, warming, or ambiguous climate change. It is, paraphrasing James Madison, an “instrument for bringing the many under the domination of the few.”

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How can so many be so obviously deluded?

Russia obsession morphed into TDS and the defensive shell became hardened to briittleness. The truth is coming through the cracks and spoiling the contents. Here are observations of behavior that show what happens.

SpyGate 101: A Primer On The Russia Collusion Hoax’s Years-long Plot To Take Down Trump. Margot Cleveland — “For those who care about our country’s future but don’t want to be buried in the minutia of the Russia collusion hoax scandal, here is your big-picture primer.”

Look How Media Propagandists Covered The Trump-Russia Hoax Vs. The Bombshell Biden Laptop Scandal. Jordan Boyd — “It’s worth contrasting how so-called journalists covered Biden family corruption versus real disinformation.”

How Dem officials, the media and Big Tech worked in concert to bury the Hunter Biden story. Kyle Smith — “The Times and other major papers simply ignored the substance of The Post’s scoop, and now their readers know, or rather have just been re-re-re-reminded, that they’re Democratic Party cheerleaders who even allow presidential candidates to dictate details of how they get covered. – The next time they “fact check,” the next time they cry wolf, who will believe them?”

The Post computes this, take 2. Scott Johnson — “The Post editorial reports the results of the paper’s efforts to obtain comments from the 51 “intelligence” experts. Here are the reported results:”

Democrats Admit Jan. 6 Committee Is All About Midterms. Tristan Justice — “Democrats running the Jan. 6 Committee finally admitted the obvious: it’s a show trial all about the midterms.”

Moderate Dem quits Congress in disgust, denouncing ‘rainbows and unicorns’. Monica Showalter — “With the Squad, the greenie lobby, the teachers’ unions, and the open borders industrial complex calling the shots in the Democratic Party these days, it’s obviously no picnic to be a moderate member of the Democrats in Congress.”

The Rise of Victimhood Culture. Rajan Laad — “If there is any consistent feature among contemporary liberals, it is their relentless virtue-signaling and symbolic displays of compassion.”

 

Why Are Liberals So Psychologically Needy and Inauthentic? Steven Hayward — “There is a strange pattern among liberals: over and over again they seem compelled for some reason to embellish their personal stories with exaggerations and falsehoods, apparently in an effort to make themselves seem more authentic.” – “maybe people who embrace the creed that truth is relative, and that the world can be bent endlessly to our own good will and idealism, who think the most important thing is “the narrative,” don’t think it’s a big deal to make stuff up in service of their cause.”

Another cop-killer fêted and fawned over. Stu Tarlowe — “If you’re surprised, shocked, or even outraged that a convicted cop-killer would be invited to be the guest speaker at an institute of higher learning, you may feel those emotions even more strongly when you learned that these invitations are hardly unprecedented.”

Europe’s Green Energy Policies Bought Russia’s War Machine. Michael Fumento — “Merkel & Co. really painted themselves into a corner by rejecting nuclear energy and relying on Russian fossil fuels.”

 

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Seeing through the fog

Truth matters, eventually – imagination runs wild in racist thinking – Smollet is out on bail pending appeal but don’t tell the WaPo he has privilege – The Koran says things non-muslims need to understand – VDH goes classical for describing Ukraine options.

People Are Seeing Through Holes In Woke Ideology: Critical Theory Expert. Masooma Haq and Jan Jekielek via The Epoch Times — “woke ideology will destroy itself because it is not grounded in truth, but rather seeks power.” – “People sometimes say to me, ‘You didn’t use to make fun of the left as much.’ Yeah, because they didn’t give me so much to work with,” Maher said during a January 2022 episode” — “The truth of those questions is thrown away because [they] don’t care about the truth. It’s expressions of power to control people, and that’s how they view everything. So, you always end up with this endless back and forth, where people are arguing about ‘Well, who benefits?’” – “When the Soviet Union came down, it didn’t crumble because of bombs and guns,” he said. “It collapsed under the weight of the lies that were propping it up.”

Today In Wokery: Whiteboards And “Whiteness” In Physics. Steven Hayward — “Yes, the whole article is just a nonsensical as you think, and thus entirely typical of radical “scholarship” in the academic identity politics hothouses today. But this one is especially absurd because of its focus on . . . whiteboards. Don’t believe me? From the complete article” – “One wonders how the APS allowed themselves to conned into allowing this journal to claim an affiliation with them.”

Washington Post Column: Jussie Smollett is “Just Another Black Man Serving Time-in a System More Perverted than his Crime. Jonathan Turley – “leave readers with a strikingly false impression of the facts and findings in the case.” – “What is most striking about the Washington Post column is the claim that it is Smollett’s brief jail term — not his hoax — that will undermine future cases of racist attacks … I would think that the greater damage is promulgating a craven and sensational hoax that cost the city and the police a fortune while risking that others may doubt for such claims in the future.”

An Injustice Worse than the Plight of George Floyd. Jeffrey Folks — “The names of Terry Aultman and Brenda Aultman are not well known, but they should be, more so than that of George Floyd. – For once, maybe the national media could play fair and report honestly about a black-on-white murder, but they won’t.”

The Reason Islam’s So Keen on Hating Us. Raymond Ibrahim — “In short, jihad — or terrorism, war on non-Muslims for no less a reason than that they are non-Muslims — is simply the physical realization of an ignored doctrine that precedes it: Islam’s unequivocal command for Muslims to hate non-Muslims.”

Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Classical Choices. Victor Davis Hanson — “Is it to be Salamis, Thebes, Thermopylae—or Melos?”

 

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Soft facts and hard conclusions

Legal process is supposed to be hard but has become mushy – Trump’s got an idea on how to harden staff – Democrat leadership is a wooden knife in a a hard context – Google fondles evil for hard results on soft perceptions – security guarantees are maybe not as hard as many assumed – Tabarrok notes an interview with sense about Russia – The Atlantic figures that the horror of a nuclear holocaust is what happens to global weather – NGO’s influence is insidious – Rittenhouse retractions – Brady leads – and medical professionals through out a century of experience gained knowledge

Wait…That’s How Long a Jan. 6 Defendant Has Been Detained With No Indictment. Matt Vespa — “This sounds like something out of North Korea, Hussein’s Iraq, or Castro’s Cuba. We have a person detained for nearly 90 days without an indictment. Why? Well, this person was around the Capitol Building during the January 6 riot.” – “While it’s perfectly fine to dismiss January 6 because it wasn’t that big of a deal, the fact that the nation is falling apart because Joe Biden is a failed president also lends itself to be a massive cover to those who were illegally detained, like Mr. Denney.”

Now You’re Talking: Trump Offers a Proposal to Destroy the Deep State. Robert Spencer — “Virtually all Americans believed, until the inauguration of Donald Trump as president on January 20, 2017, that when someone became president, he could begin to implement his agenda. Certainly Old Joe Biden’s handlers have done so with a vengeance since they took over; but when Trump became president, he immediately began to encounter resistance from entrenched members of the government bureaucracy who refused to do as he ordered.” – “It’s a commonsensical solution, as Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance pointed out. “Everyone is losing their mind about this, but I’ve been calling for it at every town hall I do. Either the president controls the executive branch or he doesn’t. If he doesn’t, we don’t live in a Republic, we live in a civil service driven oligarchy.”

Democrat leadership has devalued America beyond recognition. Terry Paulding — “Elections have consequences. How many times have you heard that? It’s certainly true. The world has been watching our country tilt to the dark side, which set things in motion that have consequences far beyond our own society. I see what is happening in Ukraine, at least in part, as the result of our dishonest left’s manipulation, leading to the emasculation and degradation of our once well-ordered society.”

Google Attacks Us For Reporting On Our Own Poll — Calls It ‘Harmful lnformation’. I & I Editorial Board — “kudos, Google. You’ve just taken another step towards acting like a totalitarian dictator. Remind us again of what that motto was you used to parade around. Be evil? Be like Stalin? Help us out here.”

Security Guarantees, Real And Imagined. John Hinderaker — “It is highly unlikely that we will elect a president more feckless than Joe Biden, but it it useful to see how that possibility weighs on the minds of European decision makers. But the key point here is that the Europeans might be able to defend themselves while the U.S. focuses on the Pacific.” – “Donald Trump was right: it is long past time for powerful European countries, including Germany, to look to their own defense, even if in cooperation with us. And, of course, the more able they are to defend themselves against Russian aggression, the more likely they are to receive military help from their NATO allies, including us, should the time come.”

Kotkin on Russia and the West. Alex Tabarrok — “Kotkin has some some thoughts on the Kennan, Mearsheimer, Kissinger, Hill, Service et al. view that expanding NATO was a precipitating event in the Ukraine-Russia war which are well taken, albeit he fails to think on the margin. Much more important is his full throated defense of the West. Just a few months ago a defense like this would have been branded as right-wing agitprop and the author attacked for not being woke to the evils of capitalism. But Putin has reminded the West of its virtues.”

The Atlantic’s take on nuclear war shows us why satire is impossible today. Andrea Widburg — “I would have imagined that most people would have a strong enough grasp on reality to think that the worst things flowing from a nuclear war would be the instant deaths of tens of people, the survivor’s slow radiation poisoning, vast segments of the world’s entire infrastructure permanently broken, and human life entering a period of almost unimaginable apocalyptic horror.”

Maria Bartiromo’s Sources Are Right: The Biden Administration Is Actively Partnering With Putin On Climate And Iran. Emily Jashinsky — “Whether or not you agree with the wisdom of these decisions, the Biden administration is openly continuing to treat Russia as a ‘partner’ on climate and Iran.”

Green Politicians Closing Nuclear Plants Are Putin’s ‘Useful Idiots’. Chris Tomlinson — “In 2017, United States congressmen Lamar Smith and Randy Weber wrote a letter to then-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claiming that Russia had used shell companies in Bermuda to funnel money to various NGOs and claimed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had admitted at a private dinner that Russia funded NGOs.”

Tom Brady Returns! John Hinderaker — “What Brady has achieved can’t possibly be the result of unique athletic talent. Rather, it must represent an all-time great lesson in what it means to be a leader. To elevate those around you to a level that they didn’t know they could attain.”

An Academic Coda on Kyle Rittenhouse. Seth Barrett Tillman — “Academics make mistakes. – They join in group think. – They retract. – Sometimes they do not even notice that they are retracting. – And they cover their tracks. – It is not a very pretty picture.”

Here from Kevin MD is your medical profession – can you tell what is happening to the medical profession? [hint: look for hyperbole, logical fallacies, and unsupported beliefs often contradicting reality]

Governor Abbott’s decree: medically harmful, scientifically unfounded, and unethical. Michael Morse, MD and Christian Moser, MD

Remove race from clinical guidelines. Carmen Presti, DNP, APRN

 

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