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Fraud swamp

How America Became La La Land. Victor Davis Hanson – “America these last 14 months resembles a dystopia. It is becoming partly the
world of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, and partly the poet Homer’s land of the Lotus-Eaters.” … “Biden then concocted the perfect recipe for bringing back the inflation of the 1970s …  unilaterally and simply destroyed existing immigration law … hellbent on his way to fulfilling his campaign   promises of eliminating the use of natural gas and oil on his watch” … “all of these problems are self-induced”

THE BIG LIE: The Most Obvious Reason the 2020 Election Was Stolen – Democrats Attack, Block and Threaten to Sue All Efforts to Uncover Election Fraud. Joe Hoft – “With no actual accomplishments to point to, having ruined everything that was running so well for the American people, Democrats are turning to what has become their most effective electoral tool in recent years: Fraud”

Heartbreak on Capitol Hill as Democrats Come to a Realization About Jan. 6 Committee – RedState. Sister Toldjah – “going into overdrive in giving the stories their best spins in hopes of distracting people from the self-destruction currently taking place within the Democratic party”

Fraud is the Only Issue – American Thinker. Steve Feinstein – “Democrat policies have tangibly and dramatically degraded the quality of daily life in  America, to the point where many people are starting to doubt that things will ever return to normal”

Don Surber: What the press got wrong on DeSantis and Disney: Everything. “hysteria designed to undercut an elected legislature in an election year on behalf of a private company – Disney is not the victim, no matter how loud and often the media says this”

Connecting the Dots on Early COVID Treatments – American Thinker. Antonio R. Chaves – “Given that there is no moral or scientific basis for this unprecedented disruption of the doctor-patient relationship, why are the CDC and FDA doing this?” … “If you still believe the lockdowns, mandates, and medical recommendations were hammered out in good faith, I have some Moderna stock to sell you”

A Mostly Wind- & Solar-Powered US Economy Is A Dangerous Fantasy | ZeroHedge. Francis Menton via The Gatestone Institute. – “If you propose a predominantly wind/solar electricity system, where fossil fuel back-up is banned, you must, repeat must, address the question of energy storage”

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When the fist priority is to win the play

Truth, ethics, morality, – everything else – takes a back seat. Win the case but forget the game (e.g. justice) 

The Lawyers’ War on Law. Mark Pulliam — “This essay originally appeared in the pre-digital magazine The American Enterprise (published by the American Enterprise Institute) in March 2001. Written over 21 years ago in the wake of the 2000 election dispute in Florida, which was resolved in Bush v. Gore, I think my take has held up pretty well. Proven prescient, even”

The judge in a January 6 case should be disbarred. Andrea Widburg — “One of the most visible signs of our federal government’s corruption is the treatment being meted out to the January 6 prisoners, who have been deprived of their express and inherent rights under the Constitution, one of which is the right to an impartial judge”

Legal Filing Sets Internet Ablaze With Reference to FBI/ATF ‘Assets’ ‘Embedded’ on Jan. 6. Nick Arama — “from defense attorney David Fischer in one of the Jan. 6 cases, which the folks at The Epoch Times found. Fischer claims in a footnote that “[a]t least 20 FBI and ATF assets were embedded around the Capitol on J6,” according to the filing. Where did that come from?”

More Jan. 6 Select Committee Nonsense Revealed as CNN Targets Private Texts of Rep. Chip Roy, Sen. Mike Lee. Rebecca Downs — “It’s seriously worth wondering who this audience is that CNN is trying to rile up and appeal to. Perhaps they themselves don’t even know”

I’m a Proud Member of the Rebel Alliance. Clarice Feldman — “Are we all serfs kept under the thumb by platforms secretly subsidized by the Deep State and foreign interests? That the SEC has decided to investigate other Musk operations  suggests to me that his offer to buy Twitter has set off serious alarms in the galactic empire. Musk seems to think so”

Elon Musk runs into the Twitter poison pill. Monica Showalter — “If you want a classic example of “small,” a pretty good place to look is on the hallowed heights of the Twitter elite” — “these Twitter elites are saying that power matters more to them than money.  That’s weird stuff coming from a business.  They don’t seem to operate on a profit basis, and anyone involved with this company is a victim”

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With no shame whatsoever but the reality exists

Is there any self awareness?

Will J6 Be Remembered More Like the Boston Massacre? J.B. Shurk — “Did the world really witness a bunch of rowdy Americans try to overthrow the U.S. government on January 6, 2021?” — “nothing good can come from the federal government’s attempts to harass and criminally imperil Trump by demonizing his supporters, siccing the FBI on J6 political protesters for committing vague crimes hardly more serious than ordinary trespass, locking up defendants awaiting trial for years, or denying the accused access to thousands of hours of potentially exculpatory video evidence”

Jan. 6 Political Prisoner Was Going to See His Family for 1st Time on His Birthday After 15 Mos. in Prison — Then Biden Regime Moved Him Right Before Family Visit (AUDIO). Jim Hoft — “Islamic terrorists who murdered Americans had more rights than Trump supporter Jake Lang.”

Former president Obama has been on quite a mission the past week to rewrite history (and most of the media just applaud). Jack Hellner — “Will journalists ever get a conscience and do their job”

Charles Murray’s Wake Up Call on Race Problems. John Dale Dunn — “Murray disputes the fashionable assumption that racial discrimination creates social inequities.  The reality, says Murray, is that racial inequalities in America between European- and African-heritage people in health, wealth, position, status, and income can be traced to a significant disparity in African Americans’ cognitive ability and criminal behavior.  The inequalities are also present to a lesser degree for Latin-heritage people” — “_Facing Reality_ goes over some old ground but the evidence presented is compelling”

 

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Sometimes logic isn’t rational

The Inexorable Logic of Dictators. Steven Hayward — “Time to recall once again the counsel of Churchill” — “Make the suitable adjustments and names swaps, and this passage applies pretty well to the current situation”

Just in Time for the Apocalypse: Albrecht Durer and a Different Take on the Symbolism of the Four Horsemen. Richard Bledsoe — “It’s staggering how much we’ve all been deceived, and for how long. It’s going to be judgement day for many people, especially those who utilized Postmodern strategies of deception and groupthink as their means of power”

Google Just Declared War On The Most Accurate Pollster In America — And On Most Americans. I & I Editorial Board — “We only recently started showing up on Google’s hit list. But as of now, the tech giant is suppressing its ads on seven of our articles. They are (and the reason they gave):”

 

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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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Disinfo denial

The famous ‘how can intelligence agency types be so dumb?” – Then there is the conference to sooth and provide salve for the perpetrators – Pennsylvania continues to reveal just how bad election corruption has been.

Disinformation, American style. Scott Johnson — “How obvious was it? Van Buren writes” — ““So we’ll call that letter claiming the Biden emails were potential Russian disinfo a lie, a fabrication, made-up, fake stuff designed to influence an election. That’s disinformation by any definition, and evidence the only disinformation op in 2020 was run against the American voters by their own intelligence community working with the media and on behalf of the Democrats.”

The Disinformation Conference exposes the Washington Democrat Media Complex. Rajan Laad — “A few days ago, The Atlantic magazine organized their ‘Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy’ conference at the University of Chicago” — “It is important to understand that when liberals use words such as bias, partisanship, disinformation, distortions, and spin they are exclusively directed at right-leaning media” — “Their sanctimoniousness has caused such levels of delusions that they think of themselves as the sole custodians of facts, truths, and taste” — “Inevitably, a few contrarians manage to infiltrate the echo chambers and challenge the groupthink” — “The Disinformation Conference demonstrates that there never will be any course correction simply because the propagandists do not think they have erred in any way”

Explosive Pennsylvania Testimony Explains How Leftist Money Infiltrated Election Offices In 2020. Margot Cleveland — “This evidence should be enough for the Pennsylvania legislature to recognize there is a real problem when private money and private actors collaborate with election officials.”

Court: Pennsylvania Must Release Records On Non-Citizens Voting In Elections. Shawn Fleetwood — “Pennsylvania must release records pertaining to a ‘glitch’ that allowed non-citizens to register to vote in the state for decades”

 

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It’s just words on paper

Biden Administration To Demand Colleges Erase Women’s Sports, Due Process, Free Speech, And Men And Women. Madeline Osburn – “as the rules are finalized, the return of campus kangaroo courts is likely to be overshadowed by the current culture war spotlight on
women’s sports.”

Joe Biden Responds to Sacramento Shooting by Pushing Existing California Gun Controls. AWR Hawkins – “California already bans ghost guns … has required background checks for all gun sales since the 1990s … has banned “assault weapons” since the 1990s … bans “high capacity” magazines … Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is pushing to allow private citizens to sue gun makers … Additionally, California has a red flag law, gun registration requirements, a 10-day waiting period on gun purchases, a “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permit issuance, a ban on campus carry for self-defense, a ban on teachers carrying on K-12 campuses for classroom defense, and a limit on the number of guns law-abiding citizens can buy each month.”

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson rejects America’s very foundation. Andrea Widburg – “the fundamental premise underlying America’s entire constitutional political system: All people have inherent rights upon which government cannot infringe.” – “For a judge to deny these unalienable, inherent rights should instantly disqualify him or her from sitting on a federal bench, especially the Supreme Court. Yet deny those rights is exactly what Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson did.”

Western Suicide. S.R. Piccoli – “western civilization is not even close to what its detractors think it is, namely some narrow,
small-minded thing called western. It is instead “an inheritance, constantly expanding, constantly including new things. It is something which has given us the knowledge of the human heart, which
has enabled us to produce not just wonderful economies and the wonderful ways of living in the world that are ours, but also the great works of art, the religions, the systems of law and government, all the other things which make it actually possible for us to recognize that we live in this world, insofar as possible, successfully.” – What you need to do, Sir Roger concluded, “is engage in dialogue, which is what civilization is about.”

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It’s the children. Here’s How

The
Democrats have a pedo problem
. Todd Gregory and Erik Gregory –
“From CNN producers to Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) station
chiefs and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) field agents; from
the woke Disney corporation to Democrat donors; from Hollywood to the
North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA); from Facebook/Meta
to the Lincoln Project to America’s public school system — the
progressive Left has a demonstrated prurient interest in underage
children. – “Instead of truth and exposure, we have media
silence.” – “If the mental health “professionals” of
the progressive American Psychiatric Association (APA) weren’t
themselves so deeply mentally and emotionally disturbed, the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) would do
a deep dive on why the denizens of the left seem vastly more
predisposed to acts of pedophilia than traditionalists and people on
the Right.” – “To rephrase a couple modern figures of speech:
Democrats gonna Democrat. And yes, that is who they are.”

Biden
Administration Decides Mutilating Children Is a Civil Right
.
Bonchie – “a topic so egregiously insane that I almost feel like
I’m covering satire” – “The Biden Administration, via the
DOJ, has sent a letter to attorneys general around the country
threatening to sue if states attempt to stop the mutilation of
children in the form of “gender reassignment” surgery, hormone
blockers, and other actions that change the natural development of a
child.” – “this is truly sick and demented stuff” – “How
does a society sustain itself when one side can’t even agree on the
basic premise that children shouldn’t have their bodies mutilated
in order to “affirm” fairly normal childhood confusion?”

Supporting
Your Husband Is Empowering For Women And Clarence Thomas Reminds Us
Why
. Elle Reynolds – “In our individualist society, both
sexes are bombarded with the lie that living for your own pleasure is
the most fulfilling thing you can do.”

Jan.
6 Witch Hunt Committee Wants Garland to Hunt Trump
. Robert
Spencer – “To the Americans who have managed to stay sane amid
the prevailing madness, Attorney General Merrick Garland is a
hyper-partisan authoritarian who has sicced the FBI on parents who
are concerned about their children, exaggerating imaginary threats
for political purposes while ignoring real terrorists. But to the
even more rabid members of the House Jan. 6 committee, Garland is a
big lovable marshmallow who has been far too easy on the traitor
Trump and his white supremacist followers.” – “Despite the
facts, however, the Jan. 6 committee plows on, in what is clearly an
attempt to stigmatize and open the door to the criminalization of
dissent from the Leftist agenda”

Man
Who Exposed Hunter Biden’s Laptop Shares Disgusting Details
.
Bonchie – “few have asked exactly what happened to the man who
exposed it all” – “Things apparently got so bad that his
business was physically targeted, with people throwing rotten food at
his building” – “How he was treated by the public, the
mainstream media, the Democrat establishment, and the authorities is
inexcusable.”

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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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A lack of accountability

VDH sees sheer madness – the judicial oligarchy is on parade – the FDA, CDC, FBI, and the SEC are blowing smoke – 2020 vote fraud evidence continues to surface but the witch hunt is unabated – race baiting, sex grooming, lawyers to be violent in opposing open civil debate – it goes on and on

The Sheer Madness of Today’s Left. Victor Davis Hanson — “When ideologues demand power but cannot achieve it politically because they are cruel ideologues, expect more of their insanity to follow.” – “Yet madness is predictable when the unchecked left-wing’s demand for limitless and endless power collides with a hated, but unremorseful ideological agenda utterly divorced from reality.”

The problem with federal judges. Patrick Gibbs — “The nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court has only partly brought a spotlight on the abuse of our legal system and the Constitution by federal judges.” – “The case that best illustrates her arrogance of power was her decision (later reversed) in Make the Road New York v. Wolf, when she was a U.S. district judge in the District of Columbia.” – “When judges can use godlike powers to redefine the nature of humanity, they are well on their way to becoming masters of us all.”

FDA, CDC Guilty of Clinical Malpractice and Scientific Fraud by Inaction and Omission on mRNA Vaccine Safety Warnings. David Gortler — “federal agencies and manufacturers aren’t officially warning the American public about these risks, despite having been privy to this information for almost a whole year. Why? Because it would counter the narrative that taking endless vaccines and boosters is your patriotic duty.”

The Securities and Exchange Commission is growing like Godzilla. Andrea Widburg — “the SEC’s commissioners floated the idea of giving themselves a new power, one that Congress never contemplated: forcing America’s publicly traded companies to change their business practices to fight climate change.”

More Evidence of 2020 Voter Fraud. John Hinderaker — “John Lott has published a paper in which he applies three tests for voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.” – “The analysis is complicated, but Lott finds an excess 255,000 Biden votes in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.” – “It should have been obvious, but apparently came as a surprise to many, that there is no effective after-the-fact remedy for voter fraud.” – “We will find out in November whether voter fraud has been curbed, at least to some degree.”

The January 6 Witch Hunt Kills a Good Man. Rajan Laad — “If you enquire with anyone — even those who follow right-leaning media such as Fox News — about Matthew Perna, the response will likely be ignorance.” — “The best tribute to Matt is to ensure that no other citizens engaging in their democratic rights to protest ever face such an unfortunate fate.”

Are We Sure The 2020 Election Was Clean? I & I Editorial Board — “Americans have been warned by their superiors to not question the outcome of the 2020 election, because it will further the Donald Trump Big Lie that the presidency was stolen from him. Yet we continue to see shreds of evidence that say the Big Lie is in fact the claim that the 2020 election wasn’t corrupted.” – “the left has behaved in the most hysterical ways possible, feigning fear and ever searching for a fainting couch to fall into, shocked that some Trump voters actually have had the gall to express misgivings. ”

How does the FBI ‘lose’ a laptop like Hunter Biden’s? Monica Showalter — “Some things don’t make sense. – All of these anomalies point to why the Hunter Biden laptop actually is important to U.S. cyber security and does affect the job of protecting the U.S. from foreign cyberattacks. – Yet Vorndran is amazingly incurious.”

Chaos In the White House [Updated]. John Hinderaker — “Upon arriving back in Washington, a chastened Biden answers “No” when asked whether he was “calling for regime change.”

Banning Critical Race Theory. John Hinderaker — “The tricky thing, of course, is characterizing the teachings of CRT. The point is not to ban teaching about CRT, but rather to ban the pernicious doctrines that flow from CRT. Mississippi’s approach is simple and is based on the inherent racism of Critical Race Theory”

Why demands for Justice Thomas to recuse himself on Jan. 6 cases don’t meet the laugh test. Thomas Lifson (hypocrisy)

No, Justice Thomas Did Not Commit an Impeachable Offense. Jonathan Turley (law)

Judge Asserts Donald Trump ‘More Likely Than Not’ Committed Felony Obstruction. Bonchie — “Everything that’s old is new again, and the walls are closing in on Donald Trump” – “With all due respect to this Clinton-appointed judge, that’s one of the most insane interpretations of the law I’ve ever read.”

Another win for Trump, but it’s nothing to really celebrate. Rajan Laad — “Since the day Donald Trump won the Presidency in 2016, even before he was inaugurated, Democrats in Washington and in the media began their attempts to unseat him.” — “It is always most dangerous when the scornful have power. The Democrats have shown the country what they are capable of by abusing the power of the government to destroy their political opposition.” — “The fact that it took so long is a travesty because the process itself was the equivalent of punishment.”

Donald Trump Is Trending Huge On Twitter, Here’s Why. Hailey Sanibel — “For this episode of Trump Is Guilty Of Something Big, the charge is that there is proof of deleted phone calls on the day of January 6th”

On the YLS debacle. Scott Johnson — “the university is among those venues set apart for vibrant exchange of ideas. It is not the only venue. The courtroom is another. Though the manner in which such exchanges occur on campus and in court differs, both provide an orderly and controlled environment with the aim of ensuring a fair hearing of contending arguments. Actions intended to prevent such hearings injure the whole rationale of the academy and, indeed, the law.”

KBJ Hearings Typify Our Debased Political Discourse. David Catron –” Serious policy debates aren’t possible if basic terms no longer have commonly accepted meanings.” — “If politicians, judges, and other public officials camouflage their true positions and agendas with evasive and euphemistic language because they don’t believe the voters and their congressional representatives will support them, our political discourse becomes so debased that it is impossible to understand — much less trust.”

Disney executive who is the mother of a transgender and a pansexual child says she wants at least half of ALL future characters to be LGBTQIA or racial minorities: Theme parks are now banned from saying ‘hello boys and girls’.  Janon Fisher.

Race-baiting, sexuality dogma, and climate voodoo at the American Psychiatric Association. Deborah C. Tyler — “The article reports Dr. Levounis’s priorities and that “he plans to do the following:  Amplify the psychiatrist’s voice on critical social issues, such as systemic racism, homophobia, and climate change.” – Let’s deconstruct this trinity of social issues, which are of paramount concern to the incoming leader of American psychiatrists.” – “In this time of a tidal wave of mental illness in America, it is a disaster that psychiatry is turning away from the rigors and sacrifices of scientific medicine to fall into the quicksand of anti-scientific, self-serving progressive dogma.”

Instapundit: — “Justin Trudeau has become a punchline on the world stage — for good reason: This is a sad moment — for Canada and its standing within the free world.”

The Progressive’s Ukraine-Envy. Patrick M. Garry — “The envy is directed toward Ukraine, a country being pummeled by Russian tanks and missiles. A country where children, the elderly and the sick are being targeted with bombs.- And yet, it is also a country bravely standing up to one of the largest and best-equipped militaries on earth.  This courage, this love of home and country, this willingness to sacrifice life and fortune – this is the subject of American envy.”

The Democrats’ New ‘Latino’ Problem: The Ghost of James Monroe. Robert Oscar Lopez — “some disturbing maps have circulated showing the globe in terms of which nations have sanctioned Russia over her invasion of Ukraine” — “Most depressing is the fact that a lot of the world just doesn’t believe us” — “It is hard to interpret events as anything other than a massive blow to American credibility abroad.” — “now would be a good time for all those Critical Race theorists in New York and California to update their antiquated assumptions.”

Sure, bring back the 1950s. Don Surber — “Today’s fiction writing seems limited to news stories in NYT and WaPo. And their stories are lame with holes in their plots even a Russian tank commander could drive a convoy through.”

Thirsting for seriousness in the long-form podcast. Meriam Matthews — “It is now common to see lengthy presentations covering deep subjects on YouTube and on various podcasts.  It is also now common that millions, not thousands, of people are watching.” – “There is a thirst in the land, a hunger for seriousness that is lacking in short-form TV ”

Thomas Sowell, Monument to Intelligent Insight. John Dale Dunn — review of Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell by Jason L Riley 304 pp, 18.69  Hardcover 16.69 Kindle, ISBN-10 ? : ? 1541619684  (Basic Books 2021) — “Thomas Sowell is an American literary and philosophical icon — a prolific genius who has graced us with his presence and his extraordinary essays, books and lectures for more than 50 years.”

 

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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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Safeguards falling like dominoes

Defining ‘peaceful protest’ is like the SCOTUS nominee defining ‘woman’ – ideas need vetting – there is a praetorian guard – just ask Durbin – and some enlightenment on the reality of the effort to get a COVID vaccine up and out at warp speed.

What became of the DC truckers’ convoy? Michael Letts — “The officials in Washington didn’t learn anything from watching what happened in Ottawa, Canada earlier this year during the Freedom Convoy.” — “The government needs to start obeying the law and allow the truckers to pass through the city.  They have the right to protest peaceably.  If they aren’t allowed to do that, they will make sure to voice their frustration at the ballot box, and while D.C. officials may think they are safe from reprisal, federal officials are not.  If the unconstitutional leftists are voted out in November, our capital may be put under stricter federal oversight.”

The Power of Terrible Ideas. Rael Jean Isaac — “While many have criticized the current enthusiasm for judging the past by the standards of the present (and condemning those past leaders who did not meet them), few have noted how many currently dominant beliefs are totally disconnected from reality and have a profoundly destructive impact.” — “The attitude toward critics is key.  A scientific theory welcomes efforts to test it against empirical evidence.  Pseudoscience, depending for its “truth” on consensus, is deeply hostile to challenge.”

Justice Department Accused of Assault on Free Speech and Free Press in the Project Veritas Case. Jonathan Turley — “The concern is that the FBI is acting like a Praetorian Guard in acting on what is a crime ordinarily handled on a local level” — “The concerns over the Project Veritas investigation continue to mount, but neither Congress nor the media have demanded answers from the Biden Administration.”

This Tablet takedown of fact-checkers is worth a look. John Sexton — “Regular readers have probably seen most of the stories and controversies mentioned in the piece but still it’s something different to step back and look at the grand pattern.” — “Author Jacob Siegel is explicit about this entire cottage industry explicitly benefiting Democrats.” — “That fact-checking is less about truth and more about ideological control can be seen in the efforts to fact-check the Babylon Bee.”

Chairman Dick Durbin Claims Republican Members Asking for Reports Amounts to a ‘Fishing Expedition’. Rebecca Downs — “It’s not just that Democrats have forgotten how they’ve treated now Justice Brett Kavanaugh while they go after Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) for daring to address Judge Jackson’s record on sentencing sex offenders who prey on children, though that’s certainly continued to be an issue”

What Operation Warp Speed Did, Didn’t and Can’t Do.  Alex Tabarrok — “Many people, however, are concluding from the success of OWS that big Federal funding can solve many other problems at the same speed and scale and that is incorrect.” — “First, it’s important to understand that OWS did not create any scientific innovations or discoveries” — “So summarizing what do we need for another OWS? 1) Known science–scaling not discovering, 2) Lifting of regulations 3) Big externalities, 4) Pre-existing motivation.”

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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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Judges versus the law

Derek just wants to be left alone – Courts confused may be the polite way to say it – Here comes another, comare to Barrett and Kavenaugh – Vermont wants to get rid of the excess (ugly) human baggage.

To Hell with These Leftists. Derek Hunter — “Men are men, women are women, they can live however they want but must not be empowered to force you to deny reality so they can feel good about themselves. If that bothers them, so what? If that hurts them, so what? Anyone interested in forcing you to do/say/think anything fake, anything you don’t believe or don’t want to, isn’t anyone you need to have in your life. They can’t just be ignored anymore, they must be defeated and destroyed, thoroughly.”

Pain and Loathing Commence After Surprise Ohio Redistricting Decision. Bonchie — “Partisan judges, many elected to their positions during the 2018 blue wave, have been a thorn in the side of Republican redistricting attempts over the last year. … It certainly feels as if the two major parties are playing under two different sets of rules.” – “On Friday, news broke that the Ohio Supreme Court had entered a final judgment on the overturned map. What that means is that the redistricting committee is not required to come back to the court for approval on the next map submitted. In short, any challenge of the latest map will need to be filed via a completely new lawsuit.”

Ketanji Brown Jackson: A+ Credentials, D- Judge. Ken Sondik — “For Brown, politics trumps the law.” – “Let’s look at two cases Jackson handled as a district court judge” – “Their message will be that Republicans oppose Jackson, the pick demanded by the pack of court loonies who dominate the Democratic Party, because she is a black woman. – Appoint a liberal activist in robes to satisfy the party’s social justice bosses, then play the race card to energize the black vote for the midterms and beyond. That’s the strategy. – It’s unfortunate. For the Democratic party, it’s also business as usual.”

Vermont leads the way … off the climate bureaucracy cliff. John Klar — “A recent Vermont legislative initiative purports to save the planet…. by “conserving” fifty percent of all Vermont territory for wildlife by 2050!”

 

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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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Disappointments – you;d think better from them but TDS is a potent poison

A turd in the punch bowl it is – MR isn’t ‘unreliable’ rather it’s where he’s reliable that’s the problem – 

The ugly hand of Vindman in that Schwarzenegger Russia video. Monica Showalter — “Arnold Schwarzenegger, the disgraced, discredited, washed-up actor who wrecked California as governor, came close to redeeming himself a little, with his beautiful nine-minute message to ordinary Russian trying to tell them the truth about the Ukraine war.”

Regarding Mitt Romney… Rajan Laad – “It is said that an unreliable ally is worse than a sworn enemy.” – “when an ally either chooses to be a bystander when you are attacked or sides with your assailant to attack you, the treachery is both shocking and unforgivable.”

The January 6 Committee Is Pushing Another Scandal That Isn’t. John Green — “as soon as they said “common law”, they were admitting that no actual written statute or law had been violated” – “We’ll also have proof beyond a shadow of a doubt that the January 6 committee is comprised of idiots, whose hatred trumps their legal training, oath of office, and common sense.”

When Trust and Safety Encounter Fact and Science. Pat Frank — “A pandemic burning in the background for some years has produced an increasing population of the media-disappeared — people the thought-police have banished — disappeared — from social media for having expressed unwelcome views” 

 

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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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