Archive for Mind Games

It’s our behavior

The Wall Between Civilization And Our Innate Savagery Is Weakening. Nathanael Blake — “Despite being surrounded by material abundance and wondrous gadgetry, human depravity still finds a way. … Civilization is difficult.” … “To mourn the demise of the Aztecs’s bloodthirsty gods is to take sides against the indigenous people sacrificed to those gods.

COVID-19 Surges Are Due More To Virus Than Our Behavior. Chuck Dinerstein — ““The GENI index continued to increase even when social interventions were instituted—providing evidence that multiple components of transmission are at play” – scrambling like made to try to rationalize desires despite the evidence?

‘The Science’ Isn’t Settled, Only the Spin. Robert Murray — “What is it about “climate change” that makes it so different to everything else? It divides families, friendships and political parties, it has brought media and campus self-censorship and classroom propaganda. Minds close over, spooked. To question any aspect is the eighth deadly sin. “Deniers” are sub-human.”

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The rise of the absurd: woke mob rule, Covidocractic Tyranny

Georgia’s Corporate Exodus Signals The Rise Of The Woke Cartel. Dennis Weisman — “Woke policy positions by corporations and sports leagues that aren’t sustainable when acting alone are sustainable when they operate as cartels.”

“When all or virtually all businesses in a market adopt the same policy position, consumers are unable to voice their dissatisfaction by voting with their feet and patronizing a competitor that offers a similar product or service. Unfortunately, in this setting, boycotts are of limited effectiveness because customers have nowhere else to turn.

Wealthy and Woke. Victor Davis Hanson — “Apparently to rant about “privilege” means the less you need to worry about your own.” … “The rules of cynical CEO censure are transparent.”

Rise of the Absurd. The Z Man — “The French Enlightenment philosopher known to us as Voltaire once said, “Whoever can make you accept absurdity can make you commit injustice.” … “Political correctness is a way to maintain control. By forcing people to accept and repeat the most ridiculous things, the people in charge break the will of the people. By accepting the lie, they can no longer live in the truth. “A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.” … “Freed from those moral constraints, reason quickly turns into superstition.”

The Face Of Evil. John Hinderaker — “Michel Foucault is the intellectual godfather of the modern Left.” … “the icons of the Left–Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Michel Foucault and many more–were hideously deformed and evil. I think a flawed man or woman–which is to say, a normal person–can produce sound political and social philosophy. But I think it is impossible for a moral leper like Michel Foucault to produce anything good or useful. Which helps to explain, perhaps, why today’s Left is irredeemably corrupt.”

Conrad Black on America today. neo — “Maybe I know an atypical sample of people, but I’m acquainted with a lot of people who have always seemed to me to be smart, kind, and well-meaning, and who have no obvious dysfunction in personality or lives, and yet who now fully subscribe to the notion that America is evil and must atone for its sins. They believe that it’s the people who say otherwise who are lying and/or ignorant.”

Justice And The Question Of Process Versus Outcome. J.T. Young — “Members of America’s left see justice not as a process but an outcome. … The problem for the left in attaining its vision of justice in Chauvin’s trial is that the charges, even if proved, will not deliver a sentence that will meet its definition of justice.”

Ann Coulter explains the status of the Derek Chauvin trial. Andrea Widburg — “Currently, the prosecution is still putting on its case, but it may want to stop doing so before the court is forced to dismiss the case altogether.” cited: Legal Insurrection, Ann Coulter, also see Taki’s Derek Chauvin, Human Sacrifice by Ann Coulter.

Did the 9th Circuit Just Erase “to Bear” Arms from the Second Amendment? Cody Wisniewski — “Young v. Hawaii: The case presented the Circuit with a not-so-straightforward question: Since Hawaii heavily regulates the concealed carriage of firearms, which licensing scheme has been upheld by the Ninth Circuit, can Hawaii even more heavily regulate the open carriage of firearms?” … “One can be forgiven for not immediately grasping the full impact of the Ninth Circuit’s 215-page opinion (with dissents), which reads more like a prequel to George Orwell’s 1984 than a judicial decision.”

Former Gaetz aide: Sure looks like the media’s cooking a narrative on Gaetz. Ed Morrissey — “this eye-popping Twitter thread from Washington Post reporter Matt Zapotosky should have us demanding greater scrutiny to these claims, until extraordinary evidence for extraordinary claims finally emerges.”

Media, Politicians Still Spreading the ‘Big Lie’ About Officer Sicknick. Julie Kelly — “Democratic leaders and the American news media aren’t just dishonest and shameless—they’re fully depraved.”

Cause of Death Comes in for Folks Who Died at Capitol Riot. Nick Arama — 1 shot by police, 2 from cardiovascular natural causes, 1 from acute amphetimine intoxication. “What was still pending was a determination on the cause of death of Officer Brian Sicknick, who didn’t die during the riot, but collapsed and died hours later.”

Why The Iconoclastic Left Are On The Wrong Side Of History. Steven Watts — “Approaching history with condescending arrogance, as the woke movement does, merely highlights the smallness of the examiners.” … “Judicious students of the American experience steer clear of these mistakes and approach it cautiously, seeking wisdom, not weaponization.”

Covidocractic Tyranny. Don Boudreaux — “It’s come to this, my fellow Americans. A prominent “expert” – one who is a personality on a major international television network, a columnist at one of the country’s most prominent newspapers, and a professor (if apparently only now visiting) at a major U.S. university – recommends, with no evident hesitation or embarrassment or shame, that each of us Americans be compelled to purchase our freedom by getting a Covid vaccine. Freedom, in this woman’s view, is the “carrot” that will lure us little rabbits to submit obediently to vaccination.”

Germany’s wind and solar push driving up prices, harming reliability. Isaac Orr — “Minnesota politicians, along with wind and solar special interest groups, often applaud Germany’s decision to close its nuclear and coal plants in order to build more wind and solar, but an audit by the German government seen by Reuters indicates the country’s energy policy is causing electricity prices to skyrocket, and it is putting reliability at risk.”

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Propaganda problem should be a major concern

Legacy Media Corruption Is At The Heart Of Our National Conflict. Emily Jashinsky — “The Georgia example is instructive in illustrating exactly how much of our conflict is downstream of the broken media.” … “The media’s false reporting about new election legislation in Georgia whipped up a controversy that left millions of people grossly misinformed, frightened voters, mired major corporations in high-stakes public relations frenzies, distracted the political discourse, and furthered the country’s divisions.”

“Over and over again, the legacy media falsely reports major details of major stories. Take Sunday’s bizarre “60 Minutes” report on Gov. Ron DeSantis, which Mollie Hemingway eviscerated on Monday. On that same network last weekend as well, months after the media worked in concert with Big Tech to suppress a New York Post report, Hunter Biden admitted the infamous laptop could be his.

the media is no longer a secondary problem because of its partisan bias. Its ideological bias has festered into incompetence that is creating and worsening just about every single one of our problems as a country, from basic efficiency to institutional trust to race relations. Defeating the legacy media’s stranglehold on information delivery must be a top priority for the left, right, and center.

All-Star Game Move Shows The Left’s Power To Push Lies. Jonathan S. Tobin — “while the league’s decision to move the game out of Atlanta was certainly influenced by the president’s histrionics, the die was cast long before he launched his puzzling rhetorical improvisations about the law making “Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle.”

“When race-baiting becomes the issue, the facts about voting or any other issue never matter when industries have much to lose and little to gain from standing up to woke, leftist bullies.

Violating Core American Principles. Gary M. Galles — “the premise underlying such disproportionate burdens – that it is an appropriate federal government role to take from some to give to others of its choosing – is inconsistent with America’s founding principles. And that is also the case for the government overstepping, disparate treatment and unequal justice those funds have financed.”

Election Fraud Prosecution At An “All-Time High”: Texas Attorney General’s Office. [zerohedge] Jack Phillips [Epoch Times] — “An official in Texas’ Attorney General’s office testified during a state House hearing that the number of election fraud cases in Texas is at an “all-time high.”

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Propaganda is a fog in the path to truth about reality – Powerful forces are allied against the truth

ABC News’ Terrible, Scary, And Inaccurate Vaccine Headline. Josh Bloom — “It is shoddy reporting like this that is guaranteed to confuse and frighten people who are hesitant to take the shot, either because it’s a new technology or worried that the development was rushed, so the shot is unsafe.”

’60 Minutes’ Ignores Democrat Governors’ Scandals, Invents One About DeSantis. Mollie Hemingway — “As with the pushing of anti-Bush forgeries, CBS News continues to push partisan propaganda at the expense of the truth.”

“As with the pushing of anti-Bush forgeries, CBS News continues to push partisan propaganda at the expense of the truth. It is unclear whether its propaganda will keep its viewers from knowing the truth about Florida’s handling of COVID, much less the truth of what has happened in hard lockdown states such as New York and California.

see also Bonchie: The Deranged 60 Minutes Hit Piece on Ron DeSantis Gives the Game Away. Also Heather Moon: Twitter Spins Sensitive Content Filter To Abuse Conservatives.

Can We Finally Stop Pretending that George Floyd’s Death Had Anything to Do with Racism? William Sullivan. “The lie that George Floyd was murdered by racist police officers in Minneapolis has made its way around the world several times over, leaving countless violent riots and more than $2 billion in property damages in its wake, but it seems that the truth is finally putting on its shoes.”

“perhaps saddest of all, we can expect that radical leftist politicians, celebrities, the media, and woke corporations will continue to be complicit in the promotion of that deadly and destructive lie, and will continue to placate the rioters committing these horrible atrocities by defending their actions as justifiable outrage.

Powerful forces are allied against the truth, and are actively seeking to silence anyone espousing it.

Biden White House Wildly Misleads Public On COVID Vaccinations. I & I Editorial Board — “The Biden administration is playing up its role in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, big time.”

Donald J. Trump: Joe Biden’s Best Friend. Victor Davis Hanson — “The myth of Biden the healer, and Trump the cruel divider, got Biden elected. But the fantasy that Biden had the answers to problems that Trump created is a far greater—and more dangerous—delusion.”

Poll Finds Almost Half Of Americans Want Vaccine Passports. Steve Watson at Summit News [via ZeroHedge]. A Rasmussen poll has revealed that almost half of Americans support the introduction of vaccine passports in order to get “back to normal.” … “The passport system is also being pushed by the mainstream media, with the likes of the L.A. Times declaring that vaccine passports are a “good idea” because they will help the Biden administration “break the resistance down.” … DocShellshock at Twitter: “So 44% of America has bought into tyrannical fascism. Got it.”

The totalitarians’ Covid con unintentionally explained by CNN public health ‘expert’. Thomas Lifson — “Too much freedom is a bad thing because it limits the ability of the state to coerce its subjects into behavior they otherwise would resist. That’s the basic message explained to Chris Cuomo by a professor of public health policy that CNN favors with its airtime.”

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nuclear level of hypocrisy – Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence

For the academic, maybe this will help understand Jesus … 

Jesus Christ PhD. James Franklin — “Careful attention to how Jesus uses scripture and draws from it principles that imply radical conclusions gives insight into the nature of his intensive earlier study.” … “Our modern assumption, in law and ethics, that motive and intention are morally central and that actions flow from them, is post-Christian.”

Capitalism, Poverty and Christian Charity. Peter Smith — “Whether Catholicism or Protestantism was most responsible for spurring economic progress in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and beyond can be debated. What I believe to be true is that across all of its denominational variants, Christianity is bound together in a holy and secular alliance with capitalism. This is not universally appreciated. It should be, as I hope to explain.”

“As societies have become wealthier, and wealthier still, a disconnect has arisen in the minds of many between the vast array of commodities on show and available every day and the processes of making and delivering them. A cargo cult, almost, has taken hold. This is most acutely seen, in my view, among the Greens. However, to varying extents, this mentality is widespread. It is prevalent among charity and church leaders who otherwise display no tendency to believe in magic.

Entropy, poverty and misery are always waiting in the wings unless free markets guide the process of creating and distributing wealth.

Christians who complain about capitalism need to go back to basics. Poverty will always be with us. “For you have the poor with you always” (Matthew 26:11). Charity will always be required. Meanwhile capitalism is peerless at providing the wherewithal to support charity while progressively reducing, though never ending, the need for it. It is a match made in heaven and earth.

“Brutal” Abuse Of Power: Watch As UK Police Break Up “Unlawful Gathering” Easter Service In London. Tyler Durden — “Shocking footage has emerged showing the absurd lengths authorities are willing to go to enforce ‘Covid rules’ even after vaccines have been made more widely available, with tens of millions having received the jab” … “The police appeared to literally burst in mid-service and acknowledged it was among the most important Christian holy days of the year before ordering people to disperse.”

The Trump-Hate Coalition Is Crumbling. Conrad Black — “The wheels are coming off the rickety anti-Trump coalition in all four directions.” … “Every informed person in the world knows that the events of January 6 were the result of a loose sequence of facts that were only allowed to aggregate into the assault on the Capitol because of the malice or incompetence of Trump’s enemies.”

“The FBI and senior echelons of the intelligence services were politically compromised, a massively illegal and fraudulent investigation of the elected president was conducted, two utterly spurious impeachment attempts were thrown at him and the coronavirus pandemic was invoked to produce the most seriously tainted presidential election result in the country’s history. The Supreme Court may have made the correct political decision when it declined to adjudicate the case, given how tempestuous the response would have been if it had overturned the result of the election, but it was still an abdication. They presumably acted as they did to assure that there would be no move to pack the court with Democrats, and they may now be in a position to reassert the Constitution as the controversies generated by the new administration percolate up to it.

Republicans Seek Briefing From DOJ on Allegations of ‘Suspicious’ Capitol Tours Before Riot. Rick Moran — “Shortly after the Capitol riot, 34 Democrats signed a letter asking the Department of Justice and the Capitol Police to investigate claims that Republican members of Congress assisted the rioters by giving some of them a tour of the Capitol in the days leading up to the riot.”

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence,” said astronomer Carl Sagan. He was referring to claims of aliens visiting earth, but he may as well have had the Democrats smearing Republicans with baseless charges of complicity in an insurrection in mind.

There is no evidence that any Republican congressman was involved in any way in the assault on the Capitol. There’s no evidence that routine tours of the Capitol given by every member of Congress were anything but wide-eyed tourists killing time on their vacation.

What’s More American than Coke and Baseball? Clarice Feldman — “Until very recently, it would have been hard to imagine anything more iconic of American life than Coca-Cola and baseball. Today both remind me of Benito Mussolini’s corporatist – aka, fascist — game of merging of state and corporate power.” … “I’m fed up with this never-ending sham: partisan power grabs to weaken the most important features of American life being cloaked in virtuous anti-racism.”

So MLB is fine with ball games in Cuba and training in China, but Georgia is the human rights problem, Monica Showalter — “Unlike Abrams, they chose, and chose poorly, because what they chose will probably have some consequences for the MLB organization, given its nuclear level of hypocrisy.” … “Their hypocrisy surrounding this maneuver to appease senile Joe Biden and all his leftist flying monkeys circling his sorry corpus is an outrage.”

The attack on Georgia isn’t really about Georgia. neo — “This is just another example of a trend we’re seeing more and more of lately, in which companies that used to stay out of politics are making bold statements that align with the present-day Democrat narrative.” … “Democrats feel that their goal of permanent power (or at least very long-term power) is so close they can taste it. And they are willing to do nearly anything to secure it.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Offers Correction After Printing Biden’s Lies About GA Election Law Bill. Karen Townsend — “The newspaper made the mistake of printing Democrat talking points, specifically remarks made by President Biden, instead of the truth. AJC originally falsely reported that voting hours had been cut in the bill and failed to note that early voting days had been added for general elections while shortening the time for early voting in primary run-offs.”

NPR Corrects False Hunter Biden Claim But ... Jonathan Turley — “The article by NPR senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving stated categorically that the laptop story was discredited by news organizations. It was later compelled to correct that false statement but still has language casting doubt on the story and evades glaring contradictions in Biden’s book and his interview. Moreover, NPR continues to run false claims from prior controversies.”

Election Fraud Hotspots – 10% of the Data are 70% of the Fraud. Jay Valentine — “Beginning in November, like many citizens, we witnessed election fraud possibilities any sentient person would investigate. Having backgrounds in fraud detection, particularly in the property casualty insurance business, Medicaid fraud, and cyber fraud, gave us a curiosity that never dissipated.”

“If Jesse Morgan did drive a tractor trailer truck with 100,000 ballots from New York to Pennsylvania, how can we find out? Chris Wray and our hardy pals at the FBI may not want to open that truck’s back door, but we do – with database analysis.

They can hide the truck. They can claim it never happened. They cannot hide the record of the ballot.

We are thrilled people are trying to alter data after the fact. They are leaving tracks like a dinosaur walking through a field of peanut butter for database tracking.

Some Covid Links. Don Boudreaux — “We will not mince words. America is indeed suffering from a dangerous plague—a plague of misanthropic fearmongering from the likes of Dr. Fauci, the Scarf Lady and the Biden’s new CDC director, among countless others of the self-designated Virus Patrol.”

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Misrepresents? Really?

“C’mon Man!”: Biden Again Misrepresents Georgia Election Law While Supporting State Boycott. Johnathan Turley — “The level of misrepresentation of these provisions in the media has been chilling. The narrative has overwhelmed the news on the factual basis of these claims.”

Media Plays With Fire, Profiles Chauvin Jurors. Deanna Fisher — “the cost might be paid in lives ruined.”

 

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How far can this go?

New Yorker Attempt To Dunk On Conservatives Further Shows Why H.R. 1 Is A Threat. Gabe Kaminsky — “Jane Mayer of The New Yorker strengthens the argument for why H.R. 1 is an awful piece of legislation.” … “Mayer misunderstands the Republican base’s argument completely and produces a straw man.”

“Mayer’s backing of President Joe Biden’s press conference claim the GOP opposing the bill is “sick” and “un-American” is only fitting, since both Biden and The New Yorker writer oversimplify the measure and do not mostly address GOP concerns.

While Mayer claims H.R. 1 is “overwhelmingly popular across the political spectrum,” and chides McKenzie for failing to acknowledge this erroneous platitude, many of its major provisions have been measured in polls as highly unpopular. But the author deceivingly neglects this.

Nancy Pelosi, The Real Insurrectionist. I & I Editorial Board — “Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi called U.S. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Her objective was to strip Donald Trump of his constitutional executive authority. She followed up the call with a letter to her power-hungry Democratic colleagues:” … “It’s impossible to separate Pelosi’s actions from the Democrats’ efforts to rule rather than govern.”

How Stupid are American Voters — Very!? Alicia Colon — “Perhaps stupid is not the right word. Gullible is not right either. It’s really hard to pinpoint the main reason behind the disastrous state of our country but the cold hard fact is that many Americans have fallen for two of the biggest hoaxes perpetrated by the left , the media and corrupt politicians.” … “What has happened to this country is positively evil. If you can’t recognize that we have been grossly manipulated by petty dictatorial tyrants basking in power modes, then perhaps stupid is the right word.”

The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America. Victor Davis Hanson — money, law, racialism, citizenship, dependency, hypocrisy, avoidance, McCarthyism, ignorance, wokeness … “Americans privately fear these rules while publicly appearing to accept them. They still could be transitory and invite a reaction. Or they are already near-permanent and institutionalized.”

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Corporate communism?

The Federalist headlines of note:

The PJ Media morning briefing … Teachers’ Unions Are Heading for the Ninth Circle of Hell. Stephen Kruiser — “for those who need a refresher is all about treachery and betrayal. … also the circle in which Satan lives.”

“It is important to note that even I don’t think all union teachers are evil. Their union masters are though. And, as my friend Larry O’Connor points out over at Townhall, the good teachers need to start speaking out against and challenging their greedy (Dante’s Fourth Circle), corrupt, and treacherous leadership.

Say, Whatever Happened To Biden’s Transparency Pledge? I & I Editorial Board — “keeping people in the dark is good policy.” … “Even if what Biden said were true, that a massive surge of unaccompanied children happens every year, it means he was caught entirely flat-footed for this supposedly predictable event. In other words, either Biden is lying or he’s incompetent.” … “Just try to imagine the wall-to-wall 24/7 outcry from the press, politicians, celebrities, late-night “comedians” if Trump had done something like this.” … “If anything, Biden is a worse offender since he solemnly promised a new era of honesty and tell-it-like-it-is transparency.”

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Take note: Hostpry repeats; The rot progresses.

Situational Ethics: Allegations Facing Anti-Trump Figures Dampen Demands For Disbarments. Jonathan Turley — “After the 2020 election, activists launched scorched earth campaigns against conservative figures that included calls for the disbarment or delicensing of Trump lawyers, doctors, and even U.S. senators”

The Commonalities Between the Rise of the Nazis and the Tactics of the American Left Cannot be Ignored. Steve McCann — “any thoughtful and unemotional examination of the tactics the Nazi Party used to gain and maintain power in the 1920’s and 30’s will reveal numerous stark similarities to those being used by the left and the Democrat Party today.”

Taking Notes as the Rot Began. Rafe Champion — “The preface of the 1981 edition is a mournful reflection on several decades of regression in the public education system, much of it driven by the graduates of the courses in Education which he deplored in the first edition.”

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A deplorably biased mainstream media?

Study: Media Reported Only Bad COVID News (Until Trump Lost). I & I Editorial Board — “Researchers at Dartmouth College and Brown University did a content analysis of tens of thousands of COVID-19 news stories to look at the levels of negativity.” … “There’s a precedent for this. When George H.W. Bush was running for reelection in 1992, coverage of the economy was overwhelmingly negative, despite the fact that one of the shallowest and shortest recessions on record ended in March 1991.” … “We all know how deplorably biased the mainstream media is. But even we can be stunned when we see blatant evidence of it like this.”

The ‘Pathetic’ Genesis of a Fake News Story. Stephen B. Presser — “Truth ought still to be the most important thing in our lives and our politics, but truth is not advanced by assertions taken out of context to affirm a narrative.” This is about the (mis)reporting on the Powell v Dominion case. “As I have argued in this space before, the American people should still demand a full airing of the disputed fairness of this last presidential election—an airing that has yet to take place.”

Mark Wauck: An Independent Judiciary? — “Anyone who’s been following the January 6 Event and the Sedition Hoax will be aware that the elements of this offense–the conspiring and especially the element of force connected to planning for the event–are notably lacking.”

The Justice Department Is Struggling With January 6 Protest Cases — an Overview. Shipwreckedcrew — “the evidence the government is bringing before the courts doesn’t measure up to the rhetoric used by prosecutors and federal agents in their early comments, both in the courtroom as well as sworn affidavits.” … “one issue that is percolating at this moment in several pending cases — but has not yet broken out into the public arena quite yet — is a determined and widespread tactical effort by the Department of Justice to keep the actual evidence it has in all these cases out of public view.”

What Nobody Tells You About the Alamo and the Texas Revolution of the 1830s. ¡No Pasarán! — “The problem with the Left, international as well as American, is that they obsess so much over every sin, real or alleged, of the United States, going berserk over American/Western guilt, that they leave other nations — and their citizens — totally unscathed from the minutest amount of criticism, all the while ignoring basic historical facts.”

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Victory of the Neurotics?

Briefly Noted: Education. Mark Wauck — “From Montgomery County, MD. But this could be “education” in most any government schools throughout most of America: … t’s obviously propaganda rather than actual civic education.”

Who Benefited from the Canceling of Congress’s 2020 Election Probe? Michael G. Zey — “the first step in a criminal inquiry is establishing motive. … Who then benefited from an incursion into the Capitol Building that prevented this disclosure of voter fraud evidence?”

States can’t enforce boundaries against interstate emigration. neo — “”

“For quite a while, though, it’s been apparent that this simple fact has been responsible for at least some of the leftward drift of our country. Over and over we seem to have the following phenomenon: people who are upset with something or many things the left has imposed or allowed in their own home states – high taxes, toleration of large numbers of street people, crime, release of prisoners, leftist ideology in school systems, crumbling infrastructure – leave for more pleasant environments where states and cities are well-managed and clean, housing is affordable, and taxes are relatively low.

And then they vote for people advocating policies that will turn their new states of abode in the direction of their old states.

The Hunter Biden Gun Story: This One Should Be Hard to Make Go Away – Part 1. Shipwreckedcrew — “Hunter Biden committed a felony and the evidence comes in the form of his own statements which establish his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. It’s not just any felony, it is a felony that is regularly prosecuted in every federal judicial district in this country, and in significant numbers on an annual basis — especially when Democrats are running the DOJ.”

Election Fraud: Three Challenges That Must Be Overcome. Stu Cvrk — “Overcoming Democrat attempts to institutionalize election fraud … Restoring trust in federal and state government agencies … Educating the general public”

Who Is Shaking The Jar? — “If they keep us focused on fighting each other, they believe we will not notice their reprehensible criminality, as they manipulate the masses through psychological engineering and the employment of propaganda techniques to push their desired narrative.”

“The technique of using propaganda to manipulate the opinions of the masses, put forth by Edward Bernays almost one hundred years ago, has been enhanced and perfected by the deceitful and traitorous psychopaths operating as the shadow government, as they purposely construct false narratives and bogeymen, so they can expand their supremacy, dominion, and fortunes. It has always been this way, as human nature never changes, but the level and intensity has been ratcheted up to a degree never seen before in human history.

The Zhou Baiden March 25 Event. Mark Wauck — “my wife and I have lately been marveling at what I call the Victory of the Neurotics. … In a society in which neurosis–the quest for personal “safety” to the exclusion of all other considerations–dominates, is it any wonder that citizens are willing to be gaslighted by the Globalist Guardians of what used to be our Republic?”

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Powerful confusion and misdirection

When The Powerful Say Truth Is A Lie And Lies Are The Truth, No One Will Stand Up For America But You. Christopher Bedford — “In an age when Americans have grown used to casually shrugging away their freedoms at the whim of TV pundits, this kind of propaganda is seriously dangerous.” … “Reasonable people can disagree on if they think the Democrats or Republicans are right or wrong in their different initiatives, but the stark difference between these two top news headlines is glaring — and not too long ago would have been deeply embarrassing to any serious news editor.”

Department of Justice Is Investigating the Lead Prosecutor for the Capitol Riots and the Fix Is In. streiff — “I’d like to think that Sherwin would suffer some kind of repercussions for overtly attempting to deprive American citizens of the right to a fair trial just to angle for a bigger and better job in the Department of Justice. But the one thing we’ve learned over the past four years is that Justice takes care of its own. When you have a lawyer forge a document used to deceive a court so electronic surveillance could be carried out against a presidential candidate, his campaign, his transition team, and his administration get probation, you know that Sherwin is in no danger whatsoever of any punishment.”

First battlefront drawn in Georgia in epic fight over future of American elections. John Solomon — “Is ID requirement a voter suppression tactic or a responsible security measure? Georgia is ground zero for settling debate, future of American elections.” … “Remarkably, the concept of voter ID that was widely embraced just 16 years ago by a bipartisan election commission chaired by former President Jimmy Carter has now become the leading symbol of what Democrats allege are Repoublican voter suppression tactics”

Biden Unhinged: Calls Attempts To Stop Election Fraud ‘Sick’ And ‘Un-American’. I & I Editorial Board — “So what is it that states are trying to do? First, it’s worth clearing up a few things Biden rattled off.”

A general overview of Biden’s first press conference. Andrea Widburg — “From the very first moment of Biden’s first press conference, one could tell that the days of Trump press conferences were gone. … Gotcha questions, lectures, fights, interruptions, blatant disrespect — not from Trump, but from the media. It was they who created a sense of chaos and divisiveness, not Trump. It was very different this time.”

Getting the facts right on Operation Warp Speed. Paul Roderick Gregory — “judged by its own benchmarks — regulatory approval and vaccinations by the end of 2020 and the accelerated delivery of 300 million doses — OWS is a rare private-public partnership that has met its performance benchmarks.”

A Wilderness of Lies. The Z Man — “no one living in Russia accepted what was told to them through state media as the truth. It could be true but was most likely false. The game was to figure out what the lies meant. Instead of poring over photos in the newspapers, citizens relied on their personal networks to provide a narrative that explained what they could see happening around them. There was public truth and private truth. — This is something Americans are learning.”

The Mask Nonsense Doesn’t Stop, Even From Unexpected Sources. Kevin Roche — fisking Mirengoff at Powerline.

Follow The ‘Science,’ They Said. Victor Davis Hanson — “As a general rule, the next time an official, a politician, or an expert lectures us on the “science,” make sure that he is not projecting his own unscientific biases onto others.” … “Science” is used to denigrate a perceived enemy of the people, and ignored to enhance a guardian of the flock.”

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Will 1/6 live in infamy?

Prosecutors Now Backing Away from Statements and Charges Against January 6th Protestors.  Sundance — “The approach of building a political narrative through false accusations and over-charging in the DOJ is the essence of Lawfare. The government has endless taxpayer resources to fuel their political weaponization of the judiciary. – The process of the charges then becomes the punishment by design.”

The Q Lie: The Power-Grab After January 6th Was The Real Insurrection. Thomas J. Farnan — “It is now obvious that the continued military occupation of Washington D.C. under a phony, Q-pretext is a purposeful overreaction to silence objections over the use of mass mail-in ballots to swing the 2020 election.”

Dept. of Homeland Security flirting with totalitarianism. Thomas Lifson — “Now that the Department of Justice and FBI are using the 1/6/21 Capitol incursion to demonize all who attended the massive rally that day, imputing “insurrection,” “white supremacy,” and “extremism” to them, massive political repression may be coming.” … “Just try and dissent once those pending steps are accomplished. You will be looking out from inside a new iron curtain.”

Time to Stand Up for the Second Amendment More Than Ever. [Epoch Times warning] Roger L. Simon — “Maybe we should ban Facebook instead of guns.”

Has there ever in US history been a more pitiful Cabinet? Patricia McCarthy — “We are all beginning to realize, too late, that being woke is a form of mass hysteria meant to undermine every essential tenet of Judeo-Christian values.”

What Trump Derangement Syndrome Has Wrought. Lauri B. Regan — “At less than 100 days in, Trump-haters have imposed growing disasters on the country. Trump-hating voters cared about one thing and it wasn’t the success of Operation Warp Speed, a strong economy, or peace in the Mideast. Bad Orange Man must go, the country, our kids’ and grandkids’ futures be damned. And we reap what we sow.”

Truth And Lies In A Digital Media Era. Carver Gunlocke — “Americans are submerged in an ideological fog of artificial truth thanks to the American media. In step with them are digital social media platforms. In addition, our universities, political class, and elites are foisting information that is laden with lies and half-truths to promote their social and political agenda — and they are doing it with some considerable success.”

California Officials Accepted 99.4 Percent Of Mail-In Ballots In 2020. With Newsom Recall, It’s A Completely Different Story. Jonathan S. Tobin — “When it comes to leftists protecting their own from accountability, it appears that only the strictest of scrutiny will do.” … “in California, Democrats who were trying to stop the recall were not concerned with defending the notion that every signature, just like every vote, should be counted.”

The cult of the vaccine. Landon Freeman — “Close your eyes and think back to a time in which you, your kids, or any other loved one received a vaccine. Chances are, the event wasn’t treated as if it was some grandiose event.”

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Bought and paid for

Big Media Show Why You Can’t Trust Them To Report Fairly On Biden’s Immigration Fiasco. I & I Editorial Board — “Once again, photos show “kids in cages.” But this time, the Big Media are mostly silent, or making excuses, as are the Democrats who helped create this inhumane mess.” … “The left-media have again disgraced themselves in not truthfully reporting on an issue vital to our nation. Sadly, these days the media print lies like the Fed prints money. It’s up to all of us to hold them accountable.”

So the FBI knew all about the Colorado shooter … Monica Showalter — “While they were out there busy looking for ‘white supremacists’ this admitted refugee from Syria was making plans to kill –

And he’s not the first.” … “the politicization of the bureau seems to be going hand in hand with the increased money and personnel being larded onto the bureau.” … “The prevalence of spray-shooters ought to leave the FBI no time for political persecutions that benefit only Democrats. They need focus now on real threats and be on the hot seat if they don’t.”

Once again, Democrats are capitalizing on death to grab your guns. Andrea Widburg — “The Democrats, whipped into a frenzy by shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, are once again coming for the Second Amendment.”

“the racism behind the Democrats’ anti-gun pushes is always shocking. Every single day in Democrat-run cities inner city, youths – usually Black or Hispanic – shoot at and often succeed in killing each other or, worse, innocent bystanders. These killings never lead to serious calls for gun control. Inner-city people are fungible if they keep voting Democrat.

There are many more arguments to be made against the Democrats’ desperation to disarm you, but these arguments are a start. Donate to a gun rights organization and call your senators and House representatives. If the camel gets its nose through the tent on the current initiatives, you can be guaranteed that the whole camel will follow soon and your guns will go.

H.R. 1 is Emblematic of the Crisis of American Democracy. Conrad Black — “There is no possibility that properly apprised of the contents of H.R. 1, the American people would approve of it.” … “There is no evidence at all after 60 days of the new administration, of any disposition to collaborate with moderate Republicans in a centrist response to the many policy challenges the administration faces.”

“So swift has the crisis of American democracy arisen that even those who clearly see the threats to it from these initiatives of the Democrats can scarcely believe their senses that such an assault could occur in a country that has had a legitimate claim to be the principal democracy in the world, either alone or along with Great Britain, for all of its history.

Election ‘Safety’ Grants May Have Swung Arizona to Biden, Report Finds. Fred Lucas — “Money from the founder of Facebook touted as being for safe elections during the pandemic may have affected the outcome of the presidential race”

‘Who Are These Outsiders?’ Big Tech $$$$ – Zuck Bucks – Paid Government Election Offices to Become Turnout Machines for Biden in 2020 Election. Victoria Taft — “Joe Biden boasted last fall from his basement that he had the best “voter fraud organization” in the country. We thought it was one of his typical malapropisms, but it turns out, he may not have been kidding around.”

The Climate Headline The Legacy Media Wouldn’t Dare Write. I & I Editorial Board — “because he was an Obama appointee, the press simply ignores him. – Steve Koonin, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology- and CalTech-educated physicist, said last week that “discussions of existential threat, climate crisis, climate disaster are really at odds with what the official science says in reports that are issued by the U.N. and the U.S. government.” Shouldn’t the press have picked up on this?”

“It’s no small thing for a learned and highly credentialed physicist, particularly one who served the president who said “no challenge poses a greater threat to our future and future generations than a changing climate,” to beat back a political plot line. Yet the media have chosen to pretend Koonin never spoke and will continue to sow fear. None dare point out they’re part of a conspiracy to mislead.

Science in an Age of Fear. Chet Richards — “Far too many people believe that science is some mysterious entity which speaks in oracles and delivers miraculous new toys for people to marvel at and play with.”

“The tyranny of fear is being used to impose real political tyranny. We must resist the fear. We must not be afraid to say what we really think. In so doing we are very likely to discover we have unexpected allies. Never forget that intellectual freedom is the shield protecting all our freedoms.

Studies Find That Masks Work. Paul Mirengoff — See the comments to find out just how far Mirengoff is going to find comfort in his beliefs.

Do We Need Mask Mandates? Connor Harris — “The science suggests that more states should consider rescinding them.” This stands as a counter example to Mirengoff’s study in intellectual integrity both in its arguments and in its citations.

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Myths and facts

Black Lives Matter: The Myths and the Facts. William D. Rubinstein — “the BLM movement is one of the greatest frauds ever perpetrated by the Left on the American public and, by extension, on public opinion throughout the Western world. Its raison d’être is that America’s police forces systematically engage in widespread racist attacks, especially unjustified shootings, against ordinary black people simply going about their business. – The facts are different.” … “The more closely one looks at each purported case of an unjustified shooting of a black man by a policeman in America, the more dubious many of these claims seem.”

“The widespread publicity given to the George Floyd case, the riots and violence which ensued as a result, and the calls by the extreme Left to “defund” the police, have led to many police officers quitting their forces rather than put up with the lies and violence of the extreme Left.

The BLM movement and its allies have perpetrated one of the greatest hoaxes on modern American public debate, unfortunately with literally deadly consequences in too many cases. But as always, the central aim of America’s radicals is the destruction of society.

Biden’s Solar Energy Plan Has A Major Space Problem. Tyler Durden — “Biden clinched the top role last November on the back of a campaign promise to launch the Clean Energy Revolution in the country, with a chief aim of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Rystad Energy estimates that the significant utility solar PV installed capacity required to meet the target would occupy around 13,412 square miles of land, equivalent to 0.43% of the total land area in the lower 48 states, or roughly 50 times the size of Austin, Texas.”

The Democrat Party Has Declared War on America. Steve McCann — “The American Left and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Democrat party, has declared war on America by openly and ruthlessly attacking American society, its norms and foundational principles.”

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The art of the scam, drowning in it.

Judge Rules New York Times Used ‘Deceptive Disinformation’ To Smear Project Veritas. Tyler Durden — “What the Times did, as you’ll see below, is similar to countless hit-pieces against Zero Hedge and others; using broad, unsupported brush strokes to slander their ideological opponents. We can only hope this case sets new precedent for future defamation cases.”

The MSM and the Atlanta massage parlor murders. neo — “Almost? I assume Sullivan is being sarcastic here. But actually, they don’t need a script anymore. They know the playbook by heart.”

Why HR1 Threatens Election Integrity [via zerohedge]. Justin Riemer at RealClearPolitics.com — “Let’s look at just a few of the many areas where HR1 would nationalize elections and cancel out state integrity and confidence-building measures.” … “Cynics say that Republicans oppose this legislation because we want to restrict people from voting. This could not be further from the truth. The reality is that we want all eligible voters to be able to vote and vote easily — but voters must also have confidence that our elections systems have safeguards to prevent fraud and ensure accuracy.”

Digital Trails: How The FBI Is Identifying, Tracking, & Rounding-Up Dissidents [via zerohedge]. John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead at The Rutherford Institute. — “Databit by databit, we are building our own electronic concentration camps.” … “The government’s efforts to round up those who took part in the Capitol riots shows exactly how vulnerable we all are to the menace of a surveillance state that aspires to a God-like awareness of our lives.” … “Forget about being innocent until proven guilty.”

“As for the Fourth Amendment and its prohibitions on warrantless searches and invasions of privacy without probable cause, those safeguards have been rendered all but useless by legislative end-runs, judicial justifications, and corporate collusions.

The ‘net neutrality’ issue is a part and parcel of this.

The American Police State Is Now Forming. Jack Wisdom — “The image of the new wall or fence with razor wire on top that now surrounds the Capitol has been floating across the screen of my mind since it was erected.” … “Although the vulture mentality grows and expresses itself as the police state, the vultures pretend to be enlightened doves, bringing friendliness and meeting the needs — scientifically grounded, of course — for a more safe, clean, secure, intelligent, just, and cooperative environment.”

The Anatomy Of The Scam [via zerohedge]. Quintus Curtius at Fortress of The Mind — “We must remember that all con games play on two elements: greed and ignorance. Other emotions can be used, such as pity or guilt, but greed and ignorance are the mainstays.” Note the behaviors you can see in the election, climate change, white guilt, and other political ideologies on today’s forefront. You are the mark, the pigeon, and you’ve been had over and over again. “Do not underestimate the effectiveness of scams and cons. Good scammers are sociopaths. They can be extremely convincing.”

Kamala Harris exposed as a phony, once again over weed. Monica Showalter — “Pot has always been a fool-killer for phonies like Kamala Harris, our purported vice president. – Two of her most embarrassing, hypocritical political moments come down to pot, and now there’s going to be a third.

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The Truth is struggling to get out from under the rug

Have We Ever Had A President Like This Before? I & I Editorial Board — “No matter who is in charge, if it isn’t Biden, then his presidency is a fraud. To answer our own question, we’re convinced that we’ve ever had a president like this before, possibly dishonestly elected, and certainly insufficient in his abilities. We’re embarrassed for our country.”

“Given how evident Biden’s troubles are, we have to wonder, almost two months into his presidency, why aren’t the left-wing networks bringing mental health professionals to analyze Biden and declare him erratic, dangerous, and unfit, to scare the country, as they did Donald Trump?

Actually, we don’t wonder. We know: As Bob Dylan and Jacques Levy wrote in “Hurricane,” the media “all went along for the ride.”

What Happened to Our Country? Mike Miller — “Dr. Seuss books, Mrs. Butterworth’s Syrup, Uncle Ben’s Rice, beloved-by-generations Aunt Jemima. Gone in a flash. A collective stain on America and a danger to American society. And even more ominously: a danger to America’s children in their formative years.”

The Legends of Our Fall. Victor Davis Hanson — “The left-wing postmodern idea of “truth” as a mere pick-and-choose official narrative is now normal.” It’s such a long list he cites. “In our upside-down world, the smeared “liar” is the revealer of such fraud. And sadly the deified “truth-teller” is in truth the abettor of falsity. ”

As the Court Rulings and Findings Pile up, the Left Still Considers It a Crime to Question the 2020 Election Results. Scott Hounsell — “How long must we live in a world where asking legitimate questions and raising factual concerns about the manner in which the 2020 election was conducted, is considered a cardinal sin?” … “The facts are on the side of conservatives: Any and all of the changes instituted for mail ballots, almost exclusively benefited the left. That’s why they don’t want us asking questions or offering criticisms. Despite several court decisions supporting our cause, their treasonous behavior is excused.”

Interesting: Semi-Serious Social Science Study On January 6 Event. Mark Wauck — “The study comes from the prestigious University of Chicago, and includes some interesting information about the people who participated in as well as those who were arrested at the January 6 Event.” … “Interesting times? I hope so. The data in this study suggests this new movement may not just fade away in the face of DC political theater.”

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Military junta? Election and Health fraud? Evidence providing dissonance.

Who Is Our Military’s Enemy? Victor Davis Hanson — “Leftist administrations see the military foremost as a tool for accelerating their own progressive domestic changes.”

What’s Going on With U.S. Military and Democrat Politicization of The Institution. Sundance — “Considering the specific examples over the past few years, I would argue the Democrats are positioning for use of the military in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act -or- by an expressed act of congress.”

Media’s Entire Georgia Narrative Is Fraudulent, Not Just The Fabricated Trump Quotes. Mollie Hemingway — “The fake quotes, bad as they were, are just one of many ways the media have done a horrible job of covering election disputes in the state.”

Most 2020 Nevada election integrity cases resolved without finding of fraud; recent Republican document drop under review. Riley Snyder, Michelle Rindels — This an example of media malpractice. The individual on the hot seat is proclaiming innocence and the logical fallacy assuming all are as many is on display. What is missing is reliable evidence for conclusions of denial that do not give those with complaints anything upon which to find fairness in the consideration of what they have seen.

DHS Officials Warned Biden Transition Team About Revoking Trump Border Policies, Former Top Adviser Says. Ivan Pentchoukov — “The Biden administration is facing a surge of illegal border crossings on pace to be the highest in two decades. The influx coincided with Biden taking office and swiftly revoking more than a dozen key Trump immigration measures.”

Mask Mandates Do Not Save Lives. Spike Hampson — “at this stage, what we need to know is whether the widespread use of masks is measurably reducing the risk of death from the disease. To continue requiring the use of masks makes sense only if there is compelling data that death rates are lower for people who wear masks than it is for people who do not.”

“The impotence of mask mandates is particularly sobering since they usually proceed in lockstep with the other mandated actions intended to control the virus: hand-washing, social distancing, and lockdowns. Since all four control tactics are chasing the same goal (stop the spread of the virus), these data revealing the ineffectiveness of masks may suggest that the other three control tactics are less effective than hoped.

One Of The Lockdowns’ Greatest Casualties Could Be Science. Martin Kulldorff and Jay Bhattacharya — “Politicians, journalists, and scientists have transferred the disease burden onto the working class. They’ve also dangerously undermined scientific inquiry.” … “On the science, vigorous and hard scientific debate should be encouraged, but smearing, slander, politicization, and conspiracy theories that insinuate guilt by association must be combatted and never tolerated.” … “We tell the story here of five prominent scientists who have faced the modern-day inquisition.”

We Are All Immigrants? Not Exactly. Katharine A. Russell — “As with so many modern ideas, this one is founded on a canard. We all are most emphatically not immigrants.” … “many if not most of us are here due to nationhood and statehood initiatives born of our unique, federal approach to governance.”

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Georgia in the swamp

Media’s Entire Georgia Narrative Is Fraudulent, Not Just The Fabricated Trump Quotes. Mollie Hemingway — “The fake quotes, bad as they were, are just one of many ways the media have done a horrible job of covering election disputes in the state.” Here’s a blow by blow account up to and following November 3.

“As for the media, they’re doing what they always do — advancing a political agenda. Believing their characterization of lawsuits, phone calls, or anything else they report on is unwise.

But it wasn’t just the quotes they got wrong about Georgia. It was pretty much everything.

more from Mark Wauck: “The bottom line appears to be something along these lines: Five separate “news” organizations “confirmed” that the moon is made from green cheese.” …

The Sovereign Crime of Industrial Scale Vote Fraud. Jay Valentine — “2020 election fraud was an industrial level crime. It was of such magnitude that it moved from the category of an election crime to a sovereign crime.” … “Sovereign crime is not something we see a lot of in America as our governmental institutions are generally not organized to commit, support or hide a crime.”

Capitol Investigation Seeks to Criminalize Political Dissent. Julie Kelly — “The government’s response to the January 6 melee isn’t about justice. It’s about partisan retribution and revenge. And the consequences will be disastrous.” … “Convicting any of the Capitol defendants on charges of obstructing an official proceeding will cross a dangerous line—a line government prosecutors and federal judges clearly feel undeterred to cross. This isn’t about justice, it’s about partisan retribution and revenge. And the consequences will be disastrous.”

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Killing Puppies? It has come to that? Sure looks like it.

The Washington Post Kills Puppies When You’re Not Looking. Stephen Kruiser — “The Trump presidency was filled with fake bombshell stories that came from anonymous sources. I’d written from the beginning that these sources weren’t real. For the kajillionth time, I was right.”

“The mainstream media in this country is forever redefining “low.” Its hacks fabricate non-truths that are detrimental to people who oppose the leftist agenda. They are dangerous, awful people. They cloak themselves in the Constitution while actively seeking to destroy it. In the past few years they’ve been working overtime to dismantle most of the First Amendment and all of the Second, Fifth, and Fourteenth.

Washington Post Accuses Trump Of A Crime Based On Fabricated Quotes. Mark Hemingway — “The Washington Post anonymously printed fabricated quotes, attributed them to a sitting president, and used those quotes as a basis to speculate the president committed a crime.”

“In sum: The Washington Post anonymously printed fabricated quotes they knew were from a second-hand source in the office of a political enemy, couldn’t confirm the quotes with additional sourcing, still attributed them to the sitting president of the United States, used those quotes as a basis to speculate the president committed a crime, and the Democratic party would later repeatedly cite the bogus article when attempting to impeach Trump for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

But wait! It gets much worse. Several other major media outlets — including NBC, ABC, USA Today, PBS, and CNN — “confirmed” the fabricated quotes from the Post’s anonymous source by, get this, citing their own anonymous sources.

As alarming as all this is, in a disinformation climate such as the one we are currently living in, what happened with the Post’s correction is a rarity. Think for a second about all of the anonymously sourced stories you’ve read in recent years. Now realize it’s the dishonesty and manipulation that doesn’t get exposed that should scare you.

5 Other Totally Bogus Stories Designed To Hurt Trump The Media Got Away With. Gabe Kaminsky — “Here are five stories of major significance the corrupt media botched or created out of thin air.”

LUNACY: Speaker Nancy Pelosi Blames The Current Border Crisis On Climate Change. Collin Rugg — “stating, “My most recent trip to the northern triangle, that would be Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador. You saw the impact of climate change. These people were leaving because of the drought.” … “The current situation at the southern border is getting so bad that even Mexico’s liberal president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is speaking out against the Biden Administration.” – Interesting that global climate changes only takes place where they come from and not here.

Trump Issues Response To WaPo Election Call Hoax; Democrats Cited ‘Find The Fraud’ In Impeachment Brief. Tyler Durden — “You will notice that establishment media errors, omissions, mistakes, and outright lies always slant one way—against me and against Republicans. Meanwhile, stories that hurt Democrats or undermine their narratives are buried, ignored, or delayed until they can do the least harm”

American Media and Old Soviet Media Are Now Peas in a Pod. Michael Walsh — “This correction in the “news” pages of The Washington Post a few days ago is simply stunning—and tells you all you need to know about the state of the mainstream media today” … “What the communists understood, however, was that state control of the media was a prerequisite for tyranny: who were you going to believe, Pravda (which means truth in Russian) or your lying, counter-revolutionary eyes?”

When is a correction by the MSM not a correction? neo — “When it’s a stealth correction, way after the fact. And that’s the way it’s usually done, if it’s done at all.”

The Biden administration doesn’t need to answer questions. neo — “A more interesting question to me is whether the general public who voted for Biden knows or cares.” … “That’s what I see happening with Democrats and the MSM. And it’s only gotten worse over time, as the press has gotten more preposterous and more overt in its pro-Democrat/leftist bias.”

Will Left’s Violent Tendencies Lead To U.S. Breakup Or Dictatorship? I & I Editorial Board — “The Democratic Party’s far-left wing — or is that redundant? — has pursued a relentless gaslighting campaign against conservatives.”

Never Trumpers Illustrate Why Loyalty Is An Important Political Virtue. Auguste Meyrat — “Julie Kelly’s book, ‘Disloyal Opposition,’ ably documents just how tedious and unprincipled Donald Trump’s allegedly conservative critics turned out to be.”

“Whether it’s the sanctimonious French, the reptilian Kristol, or the unstable Jennifer Rubin, a common pattern emerges that goes beyond their opposition to Trump. Based on the evidence evidence Kelly lays out, all of them seem to suffer from a strange solipsism that prevents self-awareness. Besides Trump being wrong all of the time, they are always right — no matter what position they take or how much reality contradicts them.

They were like Brutus killing his friend Caesar, except they were far less justified and didn’t succeed. The only thing they killed was their credibility.

Georgia Judge May Unseal Fulton County Absentee Ballots For Fraud Investigation [zerohedge]. Jack Phillips at The Epoch Times — “The judge discussed an order that would prohibit Favorito’s group from disclosing their work without permission from the court, adding that he might appoint an official to oversee the analysis. The review of the ballots, according to Amero, could start in April, as reported by the AJC.”

A Study Shows VERY FEW Capitol Hill Rioters Were QAnon Red-Staters With Ties to ‘Right Wing’ Groups. Victoria Taft — “While colorful weirdos with names such as QAnon Shaman and Baked Alaska stole the headlines, people who were arrested by federal officials during and after the riot were a “broader core of people” with a healthy skepticism about the veracity of the November 2020 election, according to the study.”

Why It’s Impossible For Christianity To Ever Endorse Transsexuality. Glenn T. Stanton — “Christianity has a deeply grounded, beautiful understanding of what it means to be human — whether uniquely male or uniquely female.”

“The gender issue is not a battle Christians can simply choose to ignore or sit out. It has been brought to our very homes, to our children, to our communities. It must be answered and challenged with the truth of what it means to be human, because male and female are the image of God.

Roman Catholic Church Affirms Teaching on Marriage, Media Hardest Hit. Tyler O’Neil — “The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican body that enforces orthodoxy, issued the ruling against church blessings of same-sex unions on Monday, citing many of the church’s previous statements on the issue.”

‘Soft’ Science Has No Place in Government Policymaking. Henry I. Miller and Andrew I. Fillat — “This topic is important not just because of an inane assertion by a political appointee, but because science these days is often distorted by ideology and politics, and abetted by scientific illiteracy.” … “There are two problems with public officials legitimizing “soft science” as the basis for policymaking: It often fails to arrive at the right answers and can undermine public trust.”

“Real science is apolitical. The phrase “follow the science” is commonly used to persuade, even when the speaker knows “the science” is unclear, equivocal, or being misrepresented for political purposes. As a result, many officials have lost credibility and provoked defiance rather than compliance. The only long-term answer is dependence on honest and objective science – hard science – and the reporting of it.

Is The Pandemic Over? Thomas T. Siler — “After a year now of dealing with the SARS-COV-2 virus, we have learned a great deal about the pandemic.” … “Since January 8th there has been a significant drop in cases in the U.S. Hospitalizations and deaths are also going down in almost every locale. – This cannot be explained by changes in behavior (masking, etc.) and it is too early for the low level of vaccinations to explain this fall in infections. This drop happened despite more travel over Christmas and the holidays.”

NYT: We Might Owe A COVID-19 Lockdown Apology To Florida After All. Ed Morrissey — “Perhaps the leadership of the lockdown states should answer for those choices … and the media should answer for its coverage of them, too.”

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