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The moment Joe Biden finally lost his credibility. Salena Zito — “If President Joe Biden’s disorderly and lethal Afghanistan withdrawal was the moment that fractured voters’ regard for him, then his vicious Atlanta speech last week may be the moment that defines his presidency. … Biden uttered venomous, brutal accusations lacking factual basis.” … “As with Afghanistan, the media and the people who surround Biden will dismiss the public reaction, and Biden will be worse off for it.”

Conspiracies as Realities, Realities as Conspiracies. Victor Davis Hanson — “Conspiracy projection has split apart the country. The Left has fought efforts to learn the full truth, as they project conspiracies to disguise conspirators.” … “The collusion, COVID-19, and January 6 narratives have been terribly costly to the nation.” … “All this is as pathetic as it is fatal to the survival of the American project.”

‘Red-Handed’ Contains 1,093 Endnotes, No Unnamed Sources. Rebecca Mansour — “The US is warning of an imminent Russian false flag attack to justify its Ukraine invasion; Russia is warning of a false flag attack by the West against it.”

There Are So Many False Flags Being Waved It Looks Like A Semaphore Competition. Michael Every of Rabobank — 

The New Fauci Emails May Be Even More Damning Than You Think. Leslie Eastman — “The Intercept’s Ryan Grim reviews February 2020 timeline of how coronavirus lab-leak theory was suppressed for “international harmony”.

Was the Revolutionary War an insurrection or a reclamation of rights? Molly Slag — “The best starting point for understanding American Civics is the Crisis of July 5, 1776. … The crisis was what henceforth would be the controlling law to be applied in the new nation’s courts to resolve disputes.”

The FBI Response to the Texas Synagogue Attack Is Absolutely Sick. Bonchie — “This absolute gaslighting garbage has to stop. … because the FBI did what it did, that gave the media a green light to completely obfuscate from what happened at this Texas synagogue. It was just a random act of violence, completely detached from the Jewish community, perpetrated by a man with an “English accent.””

That scene at the Union Pacific rail depot is all about wokesterism, not the weird things the press is cooking up. Monica Showalter — “What it’s not is all the idiotic things the press has been trying to blame for it, and I’m looking at you, Los Angeles Times.”

Fighters Are Uncovering 2020 Election Ugliness in Michigan. Rebecca Behrends — “t is no longer business as usual for them or “don’t worry, next time!”  Michigan conservative Republicans understand that the well-being of America is at stake.  In the words of Montesquieu, “the tyranny of a prince is not so dangerous to the public welfare asVideo Shows Pennsylvania Official Admitting Election Laws Were Broken In 2020 the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.”

Video Shows Pennsylvania Official Admitting Election Laws Were Broken In 2020. Margot Cleveland — “yet another example of the widespread violations of election law during the last presidential election.”

AP offers staggering example of media’s dishonest spin. Andrea Widburg — “Trump was “absotively, posilutely” correct.  But the AP couldn’t give him that.  Instead, this is the laughable pretzel that emanated from AP’s alleged “fact-checkers,” which is irrelevant spin that fails to address core facts:”

I&I/TIPP Poll: Is Religion Under Attack? A Majority Say Yes. Terry Jones — “Both sides of the political debate agree that there’s a schism of sorts in America, a cultural battle that transcends ordinary politicking and goes to the heart of how we see ourselves and our fellow Americans.Both sides of the political debate agree that there’s a schism of sorts in America, a cultural battle that transcends ordinary politicking and goes to the heart of how we see ourselves and our fellow Americans.” … “even as Americans become less religious, they still treasure the idea of religious freedom,”

LGBT Activists Have Been Using Courts To Harass This Christian Baker For Ten Years. Joy Pullmann — “Jack Phillips is an American. His nation’s supreme law claims to protect his inalienable rights to free speech and to freely practice his faith. Yet for ten years, these same rights have been effectively suspended by a state legislature and multiple courts, despite a 2018 win in the U.S. Supreme Court.” … “Phillips’s faith is in the one true God, whose promises never fail, unlike even the promises in the U.S. Constitution that judges often fail to make good.”

 

Biden Supporter Makes Trouble at Trump Rally, but She Immediately Has Cause to Regret It. Nick Arama — “That account was essentially attacking the police, implicitly claiming a wrongful arrest without even knowing the facts as to why she was cuffed because they’re partisan against Trump. Not exactly being supportive of the police there.”

Dr. Jeffrey Singer’s Amicus Brief With The Supreme Court — “evidence and testimony by supportive patients were all withheld from the jury. In addition, the jury was misled that Dr. Ruan could have called anyone he wanted as a witness, although he was only allowed to call patients used by the prosecution.”

Crumbling Narratives Leave the Ruling Class with Everything to Fear. J.B. Shurk — “Here’s what our COVID-1984 authoritarians want: they seek to use pandemics, wars, uncontrolled immigration, doomsday climate predictions, and “woke” cultural Marxism to keep people in a constant state of fear, divided among themselves, and willing to hand over their freedoms for evaporative promises of protection.  “Protection” in this racket means survival but not life, equity but not fairness, financial handouts but not prosperity, and politically correct narratives but no truth.”

‘270 Doctors’ Called Out Joe Rogan – But Vast Majority Of Authors, Signatories Are Not Medical Doctors. Jordan Schachtel via The Dossier,

The American Medical Association Falls to CRT. S.R. Piccoli

Big Pharma CEO Blows a Hole in Vaccine Mandates. Brian C. Joondeph

Doctor loses license, ordered to have psych eval for Ivermectin scripts, sharing Covid ‘misinformation’. Vivek Saxena 

Salt Lake Tribune editorial board calls for deploying National Guard to keep unvaxxed in their homes. Melissa Fine 

HHS Will Stop Counting COVID Deaths on Feb. 2, According to New Guidance for Hospitals. Stacey Lennox

 

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look at what actually happened

 

Another media malf: Byron York’s Daily Memo — “But look at what actually happened. (Here I should say that I am a Fox News contributor and have been a friend of Ingraham’s for years.) This is what Ingraham texted to Meadows: “Mark, the President needs to tell people in the Capitol to go home. This is hurting all of us. He is destroying his legacy.”” … “The bottom line is there is much less to the texts story than the critics would have you believe.”

Nancy Pelosi’s January 6th Select Committee Hoax. Melissa McKenzie — “Once again, the regime persecutes enemies to cover for its own evils.” … “The January 6th Committee is attempting to find evidence for their Conspiracy Theory that all of the above was planned by Donald Trump, some Republican Congressmen, some Trump officials and #StoptheSteal activists. – Many logical inconsistencies exist:”

 

Cracked Icons. Victor Davis Hanson — “The corrupt and mediocre heroes of the Left are imploding.” … “Our media-deified, progressive icons are finally being exposed as the deceivers they always were.”

An Anti-Anti-Racism Manifesto. Ace of Spades — “Anti-racism is a Kafka trap, wrapped in a motte-and-bailey diversion, slathered in revenge porn with a side order of grift. – Looking at all of human existence through the lens of race is as stupid as looking at all of human existence through the lens of class. – Injecting marxism into racial reconciliation can only produce discord, division, and disunion. Marxism just makes it worse, as it does all things. – Intentionally making little kids feel guilty about their skin color is counterproductive. – -If Black lives matter, then Black racism matters.”

The Whitewashing of Black Crime. Rick Fuentes — “Selectively reporting or downright ignoring crime based upon race is a dangerous gambit in the hands of a partisan media with a political ax to grind.” … “Expect no mea culpa over the biased reporting of the Waukesha parade massacre, the Rittenhouse shootings, serial mob robberies, and racially-scrubbed city murder statistics, all necessary to advance the liberal canard on white fragility, supremacy, and systemic racism.”

How Do You Win? Never Back Down. Never Apologize. Never Explain. Ace of Spades — “How Do You Lose? Back Down. Apologize. Explain. – The vicious, partisan, mendacious left has been merrily destroying its political opponents for years using the same simple playbook. And it is a testament to the stupidity and lack of real-world perspective on the part of its enemies that the techniques still work.”

Renewable? Sustainable? Dissecting Green Buzzwords. Will Coggin — “Terms like renewable, plant-based, and biodegradable can mean a product is good for the environment, but it doesn’t guarantee that it is. Similarly, it is not always true that an alternative to a product deemed “bad” by environmentalists is always going to be better for the planet. Many of these alternatives carry unintended consequences that cause as much harm to the planet, if not more.  – The phrase “caveat emptor,” or buyer beware, has been around since the early 1600s. It’s still sage advice in 2021.”

 

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The cancer is metastasizing

California Needs To Stop Its Crime Spree Before It Goes National. I & I Editorial Board — “San Francisco and Los Angeles voters might not know it, but saving the country from the run of crime that’s ruining their neighborhoods is in their hands. If they do their jobs, they will send a message to the voters elsewhere who are enduring the Soros district attorneys’ social experiments: Throw the bums out.”

San Francisco restaurant that ordered cops out is poster child for the local wokester idiocy. Monica Showalter’

Our Under-Incarceration Problem, Beverly Hills Edition. Paul Mirengoff — “wealthy liberals in places like Pacific Heights, Pebble Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, and Beverly Hills are no longer safe in their mansions, even with private security. The Avants had private security, and guards were present when Maynor killed Jacqueline.”

Misremembering Pearl Harbor. Victor Davis Hanson — “The tactically brilliant but strategically crazy attack on Pearl Harbor unleashed incalculable furor against a once sophisticated Japanese empire, which foolishly attacked the United States at peace.”

Holy Koolaid Ruins Christmas. Erik Manning – “In his video 12 Contradictions in the Bible, Holy Kool-Aid includes the standard list of complaints against the Christmas narratives. Leave it to the skeptics to try and stuff a lump of coal in the stockings of Christians every year.”

Thomas Massie’s Gun-Filled Christmas Photo Brings out the Left’s Biblical Scholars Who Clearly Know Nothing About Christ. Brandon Morse

Spot the anti-Americans… Jack Hellner — “I can’t think of anything less American than being dependent on foreign enemies for oil … less American than killing black and brown babies at a rate much higher than their rate in the population. … leaving Americans to die in Benghazi and Afghanistan … lockdowns, mandates, and moving toward socialism … nominating someone who believes that all bank accounts should be federalized … ”

Let’s Build a National White Trash Museum. Not. Christopher Chantrill — “I don’t know about you, but an America featuring dueling victim museums on the Washington Mall is not the America that I love. Not at all.”

A President Betrayed by Bureaucrats: Scott Atlas’s Masterpiece on the COVID Disaster. Jeffrey A. Tucker — “Atlas’s book has exposed a scandal for the ages. It is enormously valuable because it fully blows up what seems to be an emerging fake story involving a supposedly Covid-denying president who did nothing vs. heroic scientists in the White House who urged compulsory mitigating measures consistent with prevailing scientific opinion. Not one word of that is true.”

On The Eastman Subpoena.  Scott Johnson — “A rule that allows Congress unfettered access to the emails, text messages, and geolocation information of protest organizers will serve none of us well in the long run. [Elizabeth Goitein]”

 GOP’s Fortenberry Targeted In Yet Another Questionable And Politicized Case From Troubled Department Of Justice. Mollie Hemingway — “No major reforms have taken place at the Department of Justice or FBI even as its politicized bungling of prosecutions and investigations has made major news.” … “The extent of the corruption is shocking,” Stevens’ attorney Brendan Sullivan said at the time. “It’s the worst misconduct we’ve seen in a generation by prosecutors at the Department of Justice.”

Former D.C. National Guard official says generals lied to Congress about Jan. 6. Sophie Mann — “Col. Earl Matthews calls military leaders “absolute liars” over their accounts of riot.”

“I Think We Have To Move On” John Hinderaker — “During the 2020 campaign, Jen Psaki tried to sell the ridiculous claim that Hunter Biden’s laptop was “Russian disinformation,” while Hunter himself never denied the authenticity of the laptop or the materials it contained. It helps when you control a once free and diverse press.”

The Gateway Pundit and American Gulag Donate $40,000 to Persecuted Jan. 6 Families This Christmas. Jim Hoft — “In September The Gateway Pundit announced the launch of www.AmericanGULAG.org, an informational site about the more than six hundred and thirty (630) people Joe Biden continues to imprison and persecute, largely for entering a public building on January 6, 2021. ”

America’s ‘Racial Justice’ Profiteer: Benjamin Crump. Frank Bergman — “Today our behavior, our mindset, and our people are the greatest draw for immigrants from all over the planet. Shamefully, racial justice profiteers in our midst threaten the very justice, truth, and healing that America represents.”

The End Of The Apartheid Alibi. Glen Reynolds — “You’d think that Zimbabwe would have been a cautionary example for South Africa, but it seems to have been more of a how-to guide. And hey, the political insiders got rich.”

The Problem Is The Ideology: Progressive Dreams Lead To Chaos. Ron Nutter — “Loury quotes Steele to the effect that “the problem before [blacks in America] now is not a problem of oppression. It is a problem of freedom. It is a problem of seizing opportunity, the problem of taking responsibility.” … “What is needed today is an appreciation for common sense, for our common history, and a recognition of the tried-and-true experiences of citizens that have been reified in institutions that have, for centuries, done well by us.”

Court on a Hot Tin Roof: Airing Out “the Stench” from the Oral Argument Over Abortion. J. Turley — “In Wednesday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Justice Sonya Sotomayor got a whiff of something she did not like.” … “But Roe should stand or fall on constitutional merits — not on feigned outrage over changing constitutional precedent.”

Demonizing Kyle Rittenhouse. Janet Levy — “The Left is trying to build a new, extrajudicial narrative around Rittenhouse’s acquittal” … “Absent in such depictions is any concession to the idea of safe, responsible gun ownership, and of communities where young people grow up around firearms, learning to hunt, engaging in target practice, and imbibing values of good citizenship and patriotism.” 

Boys Replacing Girls in Sports – Feminists Yawn. Brian C. Joondeph — “If biologic men can compete as women, it makes women’s sports irrelevant. Why bother with the pretense anymore, just make it a free-for-all, where anyone can compete with anyone, regardless of biologic sex, weight class, or any other physical parameter than confers advantage to some. All in the name of equity.”

a brief reminder: health agencies were not always deranged. el gato malo — “a trip down memory lane” … “this has NOT been “following the science” is has been the abrogation of a century of evidence based epidemiology and social mores in order to take a devastating and self-serving joy ride with the world’s populace like it was some sort of video game.”

Unlike pagans of old, today’s climate activists will kill crop yields. Jerold Levoritz — “Long ago, elites in various cultures sacrificed fellow citizens, including children, to their presumed gods to improve crop outcomes for the next growing season.  Woke anthropologists might call these the first documented examples of cancel culture.”

Dr. Ben Carson nails it on the suppression of existing therapies for COVID: ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine. Thomas Lifson — “The medical establishment and the panic merchants in government, the media, and the tech sector, including social media, refuse to acknowledge the remedies at hand and instead push universal vaccination and expensive patented therapies.”

Somebody shouldn’t have trusted the science. Ace of Spades on the latest academic journal hoax.

 

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Whither hatred leads

 

FBI Spy Video Shows Kyle Rittenhouse Being Chased Down at Kenosha Riot…Which Explains Why You’ve Never Seen It. Victoria Taft — “It’s pretty clear why the prosecution was playing hide-the-ball with the evidence and why Rittenhouse’s defense attorneys were the first to show it in court.”

FBI Sat On Bombshell Footage From Kyle Rittenhouse Shooting. Tyler Durden — “While prosecutors have slapped the teen with two counts of homicide and one count of attempted homicide, Rittenhouse has pleaded not guilty to all charges, claiming self-defense. … Now, new footage has emerged which bolsters his case.”

Prosecutors In The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Are Telling Jurors A Story Refuted By Video Evidence And Eye-Witness Testimony. Eddie Scarry — “For there to be a murder conviction in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, two things have to happen: Jurors must feel intimidated into rendering a guilty verdict and prosecutors must convince those jurors of a version of events that directly contradicts eye-witness testimony and what is plainly seen on video.”

What You Need To Know About Today’s Gun Rights Case In The Supreme Court. Margot Cleveland — “The initial question the justices must decide is whether the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms outside of the home.”

Did Provocateurs Spark The January 6 Protest At The Capitol? Si Contino — “Long story short, J6 was an organized protest that was meant to be a peaceful but vociferous rejection of the stolen presidential election in 2020.”

The ‘Peaceful Protest’ Five Times Bigger than Jan. 6 the Liberal Media Refuses to Cover. Jared Whitley — “Even those of us who mostly consume news from right-leaning outlets haven’t heard much about this calculated, violent attack in our nation’s capital, which is a travesty. The level of ferocity the far-left has sunk to deserves coverage and justice. Regardless of the cause, all forms of illegal action like this violates our social contract and endangers the safety of first responders, bystanders, and others. ”

I’ve Been Driving Trucks For 20 Years, I’ll Tell You Why America’s “Shipping Crisis” Will Not End. Ryan Johnson [Medium.com] — “I have a simple question for every ‘expert’ who thinks they understand the root causes of the shipping crisis: Why is there only one crane for every 50–100 trucks at every port in America?”

Hatred For The Unvaxxed Comes From A Place Of Emotion, Not Reason. Steve Apfel — “Currently, large numbers of physicians are preventing others from giving patients potentially life-saving treatments. It is no longer possible to trust the medical establishment or to assume that it knows or is willing to do what’s best. Out there, an inter-medic war rages over whether or not to save human life.” … “Pleading, ‘where is the science’ is futile. The camp of the vaxxed don’t want science, they want compliance. If not compliant you are complicit, a domestic terrorist, an undesirable.”

Business as unusual: COVID in perspective. Sheldon Bart — “We know that the universally promulgated vaccines are not really vaccines. … Most curiously, we know that other medications are available that have been demonstrated to be both safe and effective, and also far less costly than the vaccines that are not vaccines.  Yet these medications have by and large been withheld in many countries, including our own.”

AAUP Journal Solicits Papers on Conservative Intolerance on Campuses. Johnathan Turley — “The call seems to be an effort to come up with a narrative to deflect from the complaints over the rising orthodoxy and intolerance on our campuses.”

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the beginning stages of scientific and social tyranny

7 Insane Things I Just Learned About How U.S. Elections Are ‘Rigged’. Joy Pullmann — “Remember, admitting you have a problem is the first step towards recovery.” Learning from books by Mollie Hemingway (2021) and Tim Groseclose (2012).

What The Baldwin Mishap Says About Guns Isn’t What You Might Think. Mark Overstreet — “The right to keep and bear arms is, at a last resort, our most important right, thus it’s one that should be exercised with the utmost care and attention to detail.” Note that the type of revolver used requires both cocking the hammer and then pulling the trigger – it’s a single action at a time unlike some modern weapons that do both actions with one trigger pull. “Utmost care” was notable by its absence.

How Long Will Vaccine Authoritarians Sit in the Cold and the Dark? Stacy Lennox — “Most of us don’t understand the complex systems that must be repaired and maintained to make the lights go on when we flip a switch. Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) do.” … “A considerable percentage of the workforce that arrives to restore power after powerful winter storms are taking their labor off the table. If your attorney general is signed on to fight the vaccine mandates, breathe a sigh of relief. They tell me help will be on the way.”

The American Thinker:

Dan Bongino puts his career on the line over vaccine mandates. Andrea Widburg — “When Cumulus started firing employees without regard to natural immunity or religious objections, Bongino took a stand” … “Try listening to Bongino’s podcast directly, as I have for so many years.”

No One Knew Where it Would Lead. John Green — “As the saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  Over the past century, we’ve embarked on a number of noble initiatives to improve the world in which we live.  But in the true spirit of “never let a crisis (or opportunity) go to waste,” leftists have managed to subvert all these pursuits.”

The End of Science. Jeremy Egerer — “What being “pro-science” actually means today is that you have the “right” facts.  Not that you’re good at sifting, but that you’re good at accepting — and that you have the “correct” scientists as authorities.”

 

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Just who has an excess of hubris? Who is really morally superior?

Instapundit — “Reminder: The political establishment — virtually all of the Democrats and a large chunk of the GOPe — foisted Biden off on us despite knowing that he was unqualified in the extreme, and that his running mate was no better. When they pose as the responsible adults in the room, remember that they were happy to saddle America with a dysfunctional president at a dangerous time in history, out of a combination of pique and corruption.?”

The Left Got What It Wanted—So Now What? Victor Davis Hanson — “There is no schadenfreude in seeing the Left destroy everything it touches—because its claws tear all of us as well.”

A Left-centered, not a God-centered, nation. Earick Ward — “Our Founders didn’t imply that all persons are Godly, or that being a follower of God was a prerequisite to participation in our great nation, but that our country was established to serve a purpose greater than itself.”

lHappy Indigenous Peoples’ Day? John Hinderaker — “The implicit point is that the indigenous peoples of the Americas were morally superior to the Europeans and that the arrival of the Europeans was, for them at least, an unrelieved tragedy.” … “Completely absent from Biden’s proclamations is any understanding of the positive aspects of European settlement for the natives.”

Why The Left Tells Lies About Christopher Columbus. Armando Simón — “there is no historical basis, no contemporary documents, nothing, that indicates that he engaged in all of the “crimes” that present-day activists have promulgated.” … “The “accusations” (which often sound more like insults than rational accusations) range from the gruesome … to the infantile … , to the stupid” … “The question remains, then, whether Americans will permit this sacrilege. From what I have seen so far, yes, they already have. Their only response to this outrage has been to whine.”

Columbus Day Matters. Parker Beauregard — “All cultures are important and valuable, but it is a facile mistake to think all cultures are equal. They are not.”

Brandon—The Gift That Keeps On Giving.  Steven Hayward — “Let’s go Brandon” is bidding to go down in political history as one of the most memorable slogans—and greatest media blunders—of all time.”

Let’s go, Brandon! (Brandon Straka, that is.). Andrea Widburg — “Brandon Straka is a hairdresser who finally had it with the modern Democrat party’s lunacy.” … “Given the unequal application of the law, it’s a travesty that Brandon even had to plead guilty to a Class B misdemeanor.”

For those who missed the news, last week a young man named Brandon Brown won a NASCAR event. When Kelli Stavast, an NBC reporter was interviewing him, the crowd in the background could clearly be heard chanting “F*** Joe Biden!” In an attempt to gaslight NBC’s audience, Stavast said “You can hear the chants from the crowd, ‘Let’s go, Brandon.’”

That was such an obvious lie that those who oppose Biden (and the number seemingly grows daily) instantly latched onto the phrase “Let’s go, Brandon,” because they all know it means F*** Joe Biden. 

The Claremont Statement. Scott Johnson — “under attack over the role of John Eastman in events following the presidential election. The institute has just issued issued the statement below signed by President Ryan Williams and Chairman Tom Klingenstein (the links below are in the original).”

Standing with John Eastman. James V. DeLong — “a former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas, is a distinguished constitutional scholar,”

Oh, So That’s What Happened to Trump’s Lawsuit in Pennsylvania. Spencer Brown — “A forthcoming book from bestselling author Mollie Hemingway seeks to set the record straight on what really happened before, during, and after the 2020 election that made the cycle a fraught experience as institutions exerted heavy-handed influence over the process that ended as some of those within Trump’s inner circle caused self-inflicted wounds to the president’s legal efforts.”

Strong Reason to Question the Legality of More Votes Than Margin Biden Won’ Georgia By. Michael Patrick Leahy — “Democrats and the establishment media quickly circled their wagons to explain away this huge election procedure irregularity”

The 2020 Election Wasn’t Stolen, It Was Bought By Mark Zuckerberg. William Doyle — “The true story of how Mark Zuckerberg privatized the government’s voter registration and vote counting for Democrats in 2020.”

Our Representatives, Not J6 Protesters, Defile the ‘Sacred’ U.S. Capitol. Julie Kelly — “The real heretics continue to rule while Robert Reeder is off to jail.” … “When politics is your religion and government is your God, a public building is your church…. And the alleged apostates are paying a dear price.”

Deeds or motives? Which matters most? Helen Louise Herndon — “There are too many fallible and intentionally false interpretations of motives as well as the unfair and unjust selectivity applied to different persons. It’s time to unbiasedly apply judgments based on actual and knowable actions and deeds. … The wisdom and universality of the ages that dealt only with deeds prove once again to be the fairest and just measure to judge people of attitudes or crimes regardless of any motive.”

It Is Amazing What The Priorities Of Biden’s FBI And DOJ Are Today. Tim Hains — “A politicization of our DOJ that is not tenable.”

Prof mocks parents who want say in public schools. Joanne Jacobs — “Parents who want a say in their children’s education are like passengers who think they should fly the plane, suggested a Georgetown political science professor, Don Moynihan, on Twitter.”

Go Fund Me Takes Down Fundraising Campaign for Litigation Over Vaccine Mandate. Johnathan Turley — “GoFundMe has joined social media sites in censoring opposing viewpoints on subjects from critical race theory to vaccines to election fraud. The site once offered a neutral site for those seeking to support others with similar views or interests.” … “What is striking about this latest ban is that the courts are the place for such claims to be weighed in a neutral and dispassionate forum.”

Why Is the COVID Case Count So High? Ted Noel — “The CDC used to define a “case” as a patient whose characteristic signs, symptoms, and physical examination matched a disease. Labs were only done if clinically needed. Since the “pandemic,” however, the move to boost case numbers is everywhere.”

Why Are So Many People Still Dying from COVID? Brian C.Joondeph, MD — “COVID has been with us for more than a year and a half, along with masks and distancing, since last year, and vaccine mandates, passports, and booster shots have been added. How many of us thought life would be back to normal by now? Or if not back to normal, on an improving trajectory?”

Report, 100 to 200 Congressional Reps and Staff Were Treated with Ivermectin Protocol From Front Line COVID Critical Care Doctors.  Sundance — “Congress can seek treatment with a medication they simultaneously deny to others?  This is well beyond a “scandal”, and needs to be investigated quickly.”

Doctor Says Physicians Are Being “Hunted” For Speaking Out By Press & Medical Boards. Paul Joseph Watson [Summit News] — “Dr Robert Malone, the inventor of mRNA vaccines, says he was branded a “terrorist” by the media in Italy and warns that physicians who speak out are being “hunted via medical boards and the press.”

BMJ Urges Doctors to Cut Back on Treatment Because Climate Change. James Delingpole — “Doctors should think less about the health of their patients and more about the health of the planet, an editorial in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) has urged.”

Green Policies Return the World to Coal. Clarice Feldman — “There’s scarcely a place in the modern world that will not be feeling the high cost and discomfort of a shortage of energy supplies and their increasingly soaring prices.”

 

 

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Beyond the knee jerk. Implications and unintended consequence.

Is Cancel Culture Literally Killing Us? Emily Jashinsky — “It’s a matter of life and death. … fear of repercussions is preventing doctors from providing patients with better care.”

The result is an environment in which only one position on questions of enormous consequence is accepted in polite society. And the result of that is now a matter of life and death. It harms all of us, but good luck telling that to elites who rack up likes and retweets and editorial affirmation in the short term.

Jessica Berg Wilson’s death shouldn’t have happened. Pandra Selivanov — “Jessica Berg Wilson died from a risk she was not willing to take but was coerced into.” … “Twitter censored Jessica’s obituary, labeling it as misinformation.” … “All people should be free to decide how much risk they are willing to take with their own life. That freedom was taken away from Jessica.”

The flaw is in the binary view of freedom in a society that you depend upon for food, shelter, and other needs. The real question is where the line is drawn between an individual’s freedoms and the needs of the society and the process used to infringe on the individual. With COVID, it is becoming apparent that the need is minor, the social demands are major, and the process and evidence used by society is flawed. Consider another argument, one that tosses in a false ‘scientist says’ assertion much like those infesting COVID arguments.

Impact of forest thinning on wildfires creates divisions. Don Thompson — “Critics say forest thinning operations are essentially logging projects in disguise.” .vs. ““Clearly it’s a matter of debate in policy arenas and management, but I think in terms of the scientific literature, the evidence is overwhelming,” said John Battles, a professor of forest ecology at the University of California, Berkeley.”

Garland Just Tipped Over the Dominos. Roger Kimball — “Parents across the country have suddenly woken up to the wokeness haunting their schools and poisoning the minds of their children. — Destruction of the family has always been at the center of the collectivist project.”

 

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Ground rules need a firm common ground

How Leftist Prosecutors Contributed To 2020’s Massive Crime Spike. Caitlin Bassett — “Prosecutors across the country have ceased prosecuting certain crimes in the name of racial and economic equity and social justice. This dangerous trend denies justice to victims and increases crime.”

After You Buy A Gun For Self-Defense, Here’s What To Do With It. Mark Overstreet — “Owning a gun isn’t the same as knowing how to use it. Here are some suggestions for getting your defensive act together.”

Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Andrea Widburg — “In the hands of a person determined to kill, any and all weapons other than guns are devastating.” … “The thing about the Second Amendment is that it’s premised on the belief — which still holds true in America — that there are more good people than there are bad people.  That means that an armed population is disproportionately likely to use guns to save, not take, lives.”

Great Barrington Declaration: One Year Later. Brownstone — “authored by Sunetra Gupta, University of Oxford, Martin Kulldorff, Harvard University, and Prof. Jay Bhattacharya, Stanford Medical School, is marking its one-year anniversary this week. The Declaration is built around the concept of focused protection – using resources to protect people in the society most at-risk from COVID while avoiding the large-scale social and economic consequences of “one-size-fits-all” lockdowns.”

What Do Nuclear Power And Ivermectin Have In Common? Parker Beauregard — “pick any topic that leftism defends. Because their positions are indefensible, they will always resort to personal attacks, non sequitur comparisons, or incoherent ramblings.” … “If the left were serious about solutions, they’d have a nuanced conservation about both climate change and Covid.”

John Stossel’s righteous defamation suit against Facebook. Ralph Ellis — “over its generic ‘fact checks’ about ‘climate change,’ saying that, because they falsely implied he was in error, Facebook had defamed him. Stossel is correct. This incessant ‘fact-checking’ bias leaves most Americans ignorant about important facts that challenge the whole climate change narrative. Most people, therefore, have no idea what the climate is really doing,”

How the Marxists are realizing their dreams in America two centuries after the birth of Marx. Thomas Lifson — a review of ‘Who was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today’s Rampaging American Left’ by James Simpson.

Debunking the 1619 Project. Matthew G. Andersson — another review of an important book.

The Alarm Bells are Ringing for American Citizenship. Richard Baehr — a review of ‘The Dying Citizen’ by Victor Davis Hanson

 

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We just want to know the whole truth, te entire story

Excessive fears are worse than Covid-19. Lubos Motl – A newspaper interview with the Czech expresident Václav Klaus – “The government should stop worrying about us, it should let us live our lives normally, it should allow us to choose our level of risk, our level of responsibility towards our neighbours, towards the world. Everyone should decide for themselves how to behave covidly. It is worthless for the state to advise us, and to advise us as stupidly as it has done so far.”

Losing Our Liberty All at Once? Roger Kimball — “Once upon a time, and it was not so long ago, an American could recognize totalitarianism and say “Thank God we’ve escaped that.” Can we still say that?”

Why Democrats’ Massive Effort To Suppress Election Concerns Is Dangerous. Margot Cleveland — “Americans should see 2020 and the January 6 riots as a wake-up call to the future our nation faces should election integrity not be restored.”

There may be some method to the January 6 overcharging madness. Andrea Widburg — “Democrats, by likening those involved in January 6’s Capitol fracas to the Civil War, Pearl Harbor, Kristallnacht, and 9/11, all rolled into one, created a conceptual problem for themselves because even felony charges will result in short sentences.” … “Democrats are using January 6 as their go-to event to achieve numerous political objectives.”

Pride and the Fall of Anthony Fauci. Clarice Feldman — “The ancient Greeks, whose admonitions seem evergreen, warned us that excess pride and ambition would lead those guilty of it to ruin. I think that is true of Anthony Fauci.”

Simple, Honest Questions In The Battle Against COVID. Jeff M. Lewis — “In this current age of “disinformation” and distrust, there is something important that people holding positions that serve both their communities and fellow citizens must remember: We Americans simply want to know the truth, and we want elected officials to tell us the truth and trust us to act in our own best interests.”

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Vichy Republican – lost his bearings and his way

A lot of good stuff over at American Thinker. Check it out.

Isn’t It about Time to Stop Lobbing Ridiculous Accusations at Trump? E. Jeffrey Ludwig – “The Donald J. Trump–bashers have been saying for years, “Trump should go to jail!”

“This hostile attitude is intended to retaliate for his saying to Hillary Clinton in one of their debates that if he were in office, she would be in jail. So, hearing this public slurring of their village queen, the vengeful hearts of her loyal fans desired to turn the tables and actually put him in jail.

Yet these same manipulators and scoundrels have not been able to pin one credible criminal offense on him. Nevertheless, they continue to make it their life’s work to keep trying.”

To the people who support this endless fantasy of putting Mr. Trump in jail, I can only say, “Give up your bitterness.” You don’t have to vote for Trump or like his personality, morals, or policies. But nursing endless revenge fantasies is not only neurotic; it’s also immoral. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these shall be added unto thee.”

The attempts to judge Trump as a man of vice, a sinister spymaster, and a violent insurrectionist are all empty as well as vicious charges. We have to see through them in order to remain temperate, rational persons.

10 Reasons to Question the Election. Rob Jenkins – “Clearly, they’re confusing “evidence” with “proof.” … No, there may not be absolute, incontrovertible proof of election fraud — yet. But there is plenty of evidence, good reasons a rational person might question the outcome.”

Court Sends A Message: Paul Allard Hodgkins Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison For Entering Capitol. Ameer Benno – “Did not engage in violence or property damage. Defense: “a man who for just one hour on one day, lost his bearings and his way. It is the story of a man who made a fateful decision to follow the crowd, and found himself for approximately 15 minutes in a place that he sincerely regrets to have been.” … “In June, he pled guilty. And it’s not hard to see why – he simply lacked the resources to put up a fight.” … “Today, the court is the one that lost its way. And how it dealt with Paul Hodgkins says a lot about where we are today as a nation.”

As they start sentencing January 6 detainees, the Democrats have a problem. Andrea Widburg – “Since January 6, the Democrats have played up the kerfuffle in the Capitol on January as the worst thing ever in American history, while ignoring the innumerable times leftists have aggressively invaded the Capitol. This is different, and the wrongdoers must be punished. The problem with this narrative, though, was revealed on Monday when the first person charged with a felony for January 6 got sentenced. Was the sentence life imprisonment? Beheading? No. It was eight months in prison. Talk about a narrative fail.”

The last six months have seen a lot of leftist wish fulfillment. Terry Paulding – “How far can someone be goaded and bullied before he fights back?”

“we now know we can trust no one. The ‘”insurrectionists” languish in solitary confinement for the crime of trespass, threatened with twenty-year prison sentences, while the Antifa thugs and FBI plants remain free. These people’s suffering hangs over us. We want to fix it, and we can’t understand why our supposed representatives in Congress and our traitorous courts are powerless to simply free these souls and right this wrong.

COVID Authoritarianism Has Changed Our Polity. William Sullivan – “We are not the same country that we were just a few years ago. However unfortunate it may be to realize it, COVID has changed the political identity of America. To put it bluntly, it has become normal to expect that the government can close your business, robbing you of your livelihood and your family of the fruits of your labor, in order to protect hospital infrastructure and personnel.” … “There is an unmistakable incoherence and disingenuousness to the efforts of the COVID alarmists today,”

Zombie chimps from heck. Martin Fuentes – “Can a civilization continue to function when the most basic truths cannot be spoken, yet blatant falsehoods are dogma? When radical upheavals are justified not by wisdom, but by disorienting barrages of phony “outrages” and “crises”? … “All kinds of videos show well-behaved crowds inside the Capitol, in hilarious contrast to Antifa Marxists.” … “Everywhere, we see frauds posing as leaders, while brainwashing replaces knowledge and manufactured crises are weaponized to crush and control regular humans. ”

WATCH: This Shocking Video Shows Just How Brazen Crime in California Has Become. Kira Davis – “California’s slide into chaos has not been an accident. A huge reason for the striking rise in homelessness and both petty and violent crime is Prop 47, a bill deceptively titled the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.”

Are Masks About to Become Permanent? Brian C.Joondeph, MD – “Much of the world’s media is spewing nothing but gloom and doom over the Chinese coronavirus, that the worst is yet to come.” … “The goalposts are sifting again for masks.” … “If the vaccines work as advertised, why the masks for everyone?” … “The Copenhagen mask study found little benefit to masks in stopping the Chinese coronavirus.” … “Is LA’s new mask mandate in the interest of public health or shaping and directing the political narrative?”

Biden Doesn’t Want Us To Have Nice Things. I & I Editorial Board – “The current administration announced last week that it intends to force low-flow showerheads on the country that popularized showering, overriding an effort by the Trump administration to give consumers more options and reining in a government that believes it has no boundaries.”

The Red Queen Would Be Proud of the Impossibly Inconsistent Climate Disaster Claims. H. Sterling Burnett – “Please, environmental socialists, move on to the next hobgoblin you will try to terrify the public with in your continuing effort to expand the government’s, and by extension your own, power over peoples’ lives. I’m ready for a new mythical dragon to slay.”

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a very peculiar notion

The Leftist Lunacy Called ‘White Rage’. Liam Brooks – “It’s difficult to keep track of the Orwellian-style lunacy that’s destroying our country. From systemic racism to white supremacy to Russia collusion to a January 6 “insurrection,” the left are masters at running false flag operations.”

The Grift That Keeps on Grifting. Andrew Stiles – REVIEW: ‘Nice Racism’ by Robin DiAngelo

“DiAngelo claims to earn an average fee of $14,000 per engagement, which includes pro bono work as well as corporate gigs that run “upwards of $30,000.” At a rate of one event per week, that works out to $728,000 in annual compensation on the speaking circuit alone. That’s on top of the estimated $2 million in royalties she pocketed thanks to the success of White Fragility. It’s decent work if you can get it, though DiAngelo might not agree. “We need to recognize racial equity as a field requiring a high level of skill and expertise that should be compensated,” she implores.

Anaheim officials have a very peculiar notion about free speech. Andrea Widburg – “As a city we respect free speech but also have a duty to call out speech that does not reflect our city and its values.”

“No, Mike Lyster. As a city that respects free speech, you have a constitutional obligation to let people speak even if you feel the speech does not reflect your city’s Marxist values. The First Amendment exists not to protect only speech you like because, self-evidently, such speech needs no protection.

A reporter lies about Trump’s statement regarding vaccines. Andrea Widburg – “My mantra for some time now has been that there was nothing “abnormal” about Trump’s presidency. Since Trump has left the White House, it’s become patently clear that the abnormality during the Trump years came entirely from the Democrats and their media operatives, with support from the Vichy Republicans.”

The ‘Silent Majority’ Is Rapidly Becoming the ‘Angry Majority’. Jack Gleason – “after five years of hysteria over Donald Trump, the media have hyped so many radical liberal causes to the point where many conservative Americans feel they are an endangered minority. If we speak up, we feel we will be ridiculed or ostracized by our friends and co-workers or even lose our jobs. … There are so many issues that face us that we can easily be overwhelmed and simply give up on political discourse, which furthers the idea that liberals rule the day.”

Beware of Totalitarian Scare-Mongering. Donald J. Boudreaux – “In a free society, if Ms. Jones wishes to persuade Mr. Smith to take some particular action, Ms. Jones must offer to improve Mr. Smith’s well-being without being able to reduce his well-being.” … “Put differently, in a free society there is a powerful presumption against anyone using threats of coercion to change the baseline from which each individual bargains.” … “Perspective matters. Truth matters. Failure to provide either is an easy way to dupe people into accepting from the state an awful offer that they certainly should refuse.”

The Panic Pandemic. John Tierney – “Fearmongering from journalists, scientists, and politicians did more harm than the virus.” … “Luminaries united on Zoom and YouTube to assure the public that “we’re all in this together.” But we weren’t. When the panic infected the nation’s elite—the modern gentry who profess such concern for the downtrodden—it turned out that they weren’t so different from aristocrats of the past. They were in it for themselves.”

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Nations have often gone mad in a matter of months.

MIT Study: Vaccine Hesitancy Is ‘Highly Informed, Scientifically Literate,’ and ‘Sophisticated’. Rick Moran – “Trying to shame the holdouts has failed spectacularly. Insulting and degrading them as “morons” or “ignorant” has resulted in a vicious pushback and a hardening of positions on getting vaccinated.” … “Still, most experts agree that some people who should be getting vaccinated aren’t doing so. But the root cause isn’t ignorance or a belief in conspiracy theories.”

“A more holistic approach to vaccine skepticism is needed if we are to get everyone who needs to be vaccinated protected. Allowances must be made for the legitimate concerns of citizens who, for their own reasons, don’t want to get jabbed. But if indeed, individuals are doing their own risk-benefit calculations, it would help enormously if the Left would refrain from their sickening condescension toward those with serious, legitimate questions.

Stay in your lane’: Former DA warns against prosecutors choosing which laws to enforce. Natalia Mittelstadt – “[I]f you want … a criminal law to change, run for the legislature,” said former District Attorney Tom Hogan. “Don’t run for district attorney.”

Ten (Plus One) Signs that the Age of Biden is Upon Us. Clarice Feldman – “We are living in a weird world of constant deception and bizarre government policies. Sometimes the liars are easily exposed, usually the policies are facially absurd, and this week there are 10 such examples.”

The American Descent into Madness. Victor Davis Hanson – “America went from the freest country in the world in December 2019 to a repressive and frightening place by July 2021. How did that happen?”

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The Topsy-Turvy Spin Machine.

Calling Natural Law ‘White Nationalism’ Is Racist, Period. John Daniel Davidson – “Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley either doesn’t know what natural law is or he’s espousing fundamentally racist ideas. There’s no middle ground.” …

“He wrote a book about fascism and teaches in the philosophy department of an Ivy League university, so he should know that natural law has nothing to do with white Christian nationalism. He should also know that suggesting, as Peterson did, that an education grounded in natural law is infinitely superior to one grounded is critical race theory isn’t some kind of racist dogwhistle.

Indeed, he should know that natural law stands in stark opposition to racism of any kind, because it posits that all human beings, regardless of their race or any other characteristic, have inherent rights, which can be discovered and applied through reason. Those rights arise from the fact of their humanity, not their race or religion.

All of this is only worth mentioning because Stanley recently co-authored a deeply deceptive op-ed in The New York Times with David French, Kmele Foster, and Thomas Chatterton Williams that argues against new state laws banning the teaching of critical race theory in public schools. Such laws, the authors claim, are “un-American” and pose a danger to liberal education.

What Is Biden’s Over The Top Voting Rights Rhetoric Really All About? Jordan Davidson – “By calling election laws racist, Democrats could create a new level of voter intimidation to scare minority voters away from the GOP candidates they’re moving toward.”

The Failure that Spawned Cuba’s Protests. Lincoln Wright – “What Raul knows, along with Marino Murillo, his economic reform supremo, is that without changes that deliver tangible consumer benefits, Cuba’s socialist experiment is bound to fail. At the same time, the raulistas are aware that the economic liberalisation needed to rejuvenate Cuba’s economy could lead to greater demands for freedom of expression and democracy.”

Fleebag Texas legislators become figures of fun. Monica Showalter – “Texas’s Democrat legislators, who dramatically fled the state to prevent a quorum on a vote for a voter-integrity law, had it all worked out beforehand that they’d be hailed as heroes for democracy. … But somehow, things didn’t quite gone as planned.”

The Democrats’ Topsy-Turvy Spin Machine. Conrad Black – “The media can’t cover for Joe Biden’s “Gong Show” administration indefinitely.”

White House Occupant Delivers Angry Speech in Philadelphia Demanding All Resources Must Activate to Defend His Legitimacy. Sundance – “the speech was a bitter, angry and divisive plea for help from those extreme leftists who supported his installation.” … “The angry speech was full of projection, denial and extreme defensiveness.”

January 6 inmates endure ‘human rights violations on a daily basis,’ bail motion alleges. Greg Piper – “D.C. Jail effectively bans attorney-client privilege for January 6 defendants, claim lawyers for accused Capitol rioter.”

Darryl Cooper explains what the right has been thinking for the last few years. Neo – “There’s something else Cooper writes with which I disagree: “Some Trump supporters, unfortunately, thought the license for political violence applied to everyone; the hundreds of them now sitting in federal jails learned the hard way that it wasn’t true.” That’s true of some who actually did engage in violence, but it wasn’t true of the “hundreds” sitting in federal jails. Most of the people locked up right now for January 6th offenses engaged in no violence at all.”

More From Daryl Cooper. Mark Wauck – “Cooper’s conclusion hits on some high points and calls on the Left to take note”

Immunity And Vaccination. Mark Wauck – “Everything that Rushworth says here is well known in the scientific world. Yet, as Rushworth points out, many who should–in fact, who do–know better have remained silent and “played along” with the propaganda onslaught in favor of this vast medical experiment.”

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Free speech doesn’t mean your own history

Is America still a Great Power? Ojel L. Rodriguez – “traditional standards of analysis of power do not fully reflect what is needed for the preservation of a great power. Other criteria must be added to the analysis of America’s status of a great power. The criteria are the moral qualities of patriotism and conviction of destiny, which, due to a self-loathing campaign by the left … reveals the moral qualities to be lacking in America and leads to the questioning of America’s status in the world as a great power.”

It’s Official: Patriotism Is Conservative — and Bad. Steve Feinstein – “This has been building for some time now, but it’s finally out in the open: To be overtly patriotic and show public support for the American flag is now a sign of conservatism.”

Don’t ‘Forget The Alamo.’ Do Fight The Book’s Revisionist, Fake History To The Last Man. Kevin D. Roberts – “We can’t ignore the context in which the book ‘Forget the Alamo’ was conceived: the massive push to define history, and all of us, by the color of our skin.”

“Lost in the back-and-forth about the event is the fact that the book is atrocious history. Perhaps its most lasting contribution is showing just how far the revisionists of Texan and American stories will go — and just how politicized they have made the study of history.

Another Reckoning for a Bad Idea? Roger Kimball – “Bad ideas never die, but their rebirths reliably are met—eventually—by critics who call attention to the emperor’s nakedness.”

New Frontiers In “Equity”. Scott Johnson – “Is it possible to satirize the calculated malice and unthinking stupidity underlying the movement supporting the replacement of “equality” (meaning equal rights) with “equity” (meaning equal results)? I don’t think so. Maybe, but I seriously doubt it.”

Were Minorities Disproportionately Impacted By Covid? John Hinderaker – “The claim that COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted people of color is often heard and rarely, if ever, disputed. It is one of many instances where politicians and activists identify “white privilege” and use that concept as a basis for policy.” Let’s examine that presumption …

Nobody Ever Expects Authoritarian Imposition! J.B. Shurk – “Aristotle warned that “republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.” The U.S. government seems intent on proving that observation true.”

Trump Explains “Why I’m Suing Big Tech” In WSJ Editorial. Tyler Durden – “ Big Tech has colluded with government to censor the free speech of the American people, Trump said.”

President Trump Explains Why He is Suing Big Tech, With Links to Lawsuit Filings. Sundance – “No longer are Big Tech giants simply removing specific threats of violence. They are manipulating and controlling the political debate itself. Consider content that was censored in the past year.”

“Through these lawsuits, I intend to restore free speech for all Americans—Democrats, Republicans and independents. I will never stop fighting to defend the constitutional rights and sacred liberties of the American people.” (link)

Why Big Tech Will Lose the Censorship Wars. David Catron – “Even billionaire oligarchs can’t fight everyone everywhere forever.” … “If their increasingly arrogant censorship practices are creating concern among leftist ideologues like Bernie Sanders and right-wing populists such as Donald Trump, they are making enemies everywhere.”

Remember Alfa Bank? Mark Wauk – “Here we are, nearly four years later, and things are getting interesting. During the discovery process–still ongoing–Simpson attempted to deny Alfa’s request for certain documents by claiming that they were covered by attorney-client privilege. There are 500 documents at issue.” … “I need scarcely remind readers that when the law firm of Perkins Coie comes up, we’re getting very close to the very heart of Dem election lawfare ops. This is potentially a very big deal.”

During Speech President Trump Reveals Letter from Pennsylvania U.S Attorney Detailing Bill Barr Blocking Philadelphia Vote Fraud Investigation. Sundance – “there’s a big difference between not seeing election fraud and purposefully blocking a United States Attorney Office from investigating allegations of fraud with an institutional motive not to discover or see it.”

MartyrMade is trying to understand Boomer-tier Trump supporters who believe the 2020 election was fraudulent. – “Trump supporters know the collusion case front and back. They went from worrying the collusion must be real, to suspecting it might be fake, to realizing it was a scam, then watched as every institution – agencies, the press, Congress, academia – gaslit them for another year.”

Anti-Liberty Leftists Are Wrong Again: Pandemic Gun Violence Surge Not Linked to Rise in Gun Sales, Study Finds. D Parker – “A recent study showed that the national socialist media missed the boat on the idea that correlation is not causation, especially when it’s politically expedient.” … “it’s an intriguing result. It does lead one to an interesting conclusion that perhaps there is no correlation because this is looking at the actions of two different groups of people.”

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Something is very badly out of whack in America

Vice News Attack On Tucker Shows The Left Has No Principles When Conservatives Are Spied On. Kylee Zempel – “How Democrats, the media, and the deep state work together to ruin the conservatives they demonize.” … “Not only is Vice’s accusation laughable, but it’s also a huge diversion from the alleged NSA spying situation the corrupt media has predictably neglected to cover honestly.” … “Vice chose to brush off what was at the time the terrifying prospect of the NSA targeting U.S. citizens (and which has since been demonstrably true) to focus on tangential inanities” … “It’s an intellectually lazy comparison”

“We all witnessed the kinds of “emergency exceptions” that justified Democrat leaders ignoring constitutional liberties because of a virus. If you don’t think the “exceptions” bar will be lower for what has been deemed the “most urgent terrorism threat” in the United States, think again.

This is classic left-wing collusion that occurs among Democrat politicos and bureaucrats, their friends in the media, and the deep state.

It’s easy to justify breaking the law and seizing power when you can make your rivals out to be domestic terrorists — and that’s exactly what the left is doing to conservatives like you.

So it’s true: Tucker Carlson got the General Mike Flynn treatment. Andrea Widburg – “There’s no laughter now. It’s clear that the NSA did spy on Tucker, that it illegally unmasked him, and that it even more illegally leaked to one or more media outlets the information it gathered.”

“Something is very badly out of whack in America when citizens are prevented from checking up on the public servants “teaching” their children, while the government violates privacy laws, spies on citizens, leaks the information, and has so much power over politicians that nothing can be done about this illegal activity.

The Capitol Police will be expanding outside DC. Neo – “What could possibly go wrong?” … “This emphasis on intelligence seems to be a way to use the January 6th event to spy even more pervasively and effectively on Americans. Unfortunately, at this point there’s no reason to trust them to have our interests at heart.”

CNN still characterizing the January 6th Capitol incursion as a “deadly riot”. Neo – “And I suppose it was deadly to Ashli Babbitt – although it was neither the riot nor the rioters that killed her.”

Now they call being a Republican treason. Don Surber – “We are close to losing our nation to government of the government, by the government, and for the government.”

The question is when, not if, Hunter Biden’s laptop will bring down Joe Biden’s presidency. Thomas Lifson – “Thanks to a series of leaks from the hard drive of Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop computer, we know there is more than enough evidence to appoint a special counsel, or at least convene a grand jury to investigate bribery, tax fraud, and probably several other categories of crime involving the Biden Crime Family.” … “All of this is uncomfortably banana republic territory: powerful, unseen forces pulling strings and deciding the fate of the nation’s leadership by manipulating corrupt media and officialdom. That’s where we are today.”

Christianity Today Promotes ‘Gun Violence’ Fallacy. Thomas Gallatin – “The publication ran an article suggesting Christians defending gun rights are opposed to Jesus.” … “People were killing, maiming, threatening, abusing, enslaving, stealing, etc. long before the firearm was invented because the source of violence lies in the hearts and minds of people.” … “This is a classic display of blaming the tool rather than the perpetrator, as well as assigning guilt by association.”

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a war of attrition by any means available

They Are Never Going to Stop. Bonchie – “These people have convinced themselves that they are so righteous and their politics so pure that anyone who opposes them is not only evil but must be a criminal as well. It doesn’t matter that every single attempt to take down Trump legally has failed. They will simply move onto the next one. … and they won’t stop with Trump, for that matter.”

“Let’s recap for posterity’s sake. We’ve had the weaponization of the intelligence community against Trump and his family since he burst onto the national political scene. Then we had a multi-year special counsel investigation by Robert Mueller that wasted tens of millions of dollars to produce some process crimes against associates. After that, we got the SDNY investigating Trump, again finding nothing to charge him on. Lastly, for the past three years, we’ve had the state of New York in on the action, with their big find being some possible mistakes in tax filings that don’t implicate Trump.

The Court-Sanctioned Persecution Of Jack Phillips Shows How ‘Hate Crime’ Laws End Everyone’s Freedom Of Speech. Jonathan Lange – “The goal of lawfare against people like Phillips is to destroy free speech, not by winning discrete battles, but by winning a war of attrition.”

Supreme Court Refuses To Decide If Floral Artist Loses Her Religious Liberty At Shop Door. Jordan Davidson – “Washington state and the American Civil Liberties Union first sued florist Barronelle Stutzman of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington in 2013 for refusing to design flower arrangements for a gay couple’s wedding because of her faith-based objections.”

Nikole Hannah-Jones’s Tenure Tantrum Shows How Identity Politics Mobilizes Victimhood For Power. Jeff Goldstein – “She’s neither a teacher nor a scholar: she’s a flavor of the month. … We are living under a tyranny of manufactured victimhood.” … “The U.S. is a propositional nation. As such, it will necessarily fail under the weight of government-sanctioned racism and tribalism.”

Did You Miss The Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff Labeling Trump Voters Enemies Of The State? John Lucas – “Gen. Mark Milley’s testimony can only be true if he counts as domestic enemies the thousands of Donald Trump supporters and conservatives who attended the president’s rally.” … “the most dangerous aspect of this testimony by the highest-ranking officer in the U.S. military was validating the use of military personnel and lethal military force against political opponents of the administration.”

Loudoun Mom Explains How She Discovered School-Sanctioned Racism During Lockdowns. Paulina Enck – “’I don’t need my children being taught how to feel. Parenting is teaching your child those things, and I don’t co-parent with the government.’” … “Swift and decisive backlash kept this proposal from passing, but this school culture persisted.”

Could Cosby Sue For Wrongful Conviction? Jonathan Turley – “The opinion (below) correctly found that the trial judge and prosecutors denied Cosby a fair trial and due process in 2018.”

Why did ‘Vogue’ call Dr. Jill Biden a ‘goddess in stilettos?’ Ruthie Blum – “Outlets don’t have to lie to cast aspersions on or present a figure in a less-than-flattering light. All they have to do is shift emphasis by highlighting one set of facts at the expense of another.” … “Israeli journalists know a thing or two about the click-bait value of stories about the wives of the country’s leaders.” … “Those observing the current Orwellian climate in the United States no longer gasp at each new move by “progressives” to control society’s collective mind, but some take occasional breaks from tearing their hair out to laugh at the more egregious examples.”

Did Biden Really Win California? John Smith – “The November 3, 2020, Presidential election data from California should set off alarm bells.” This one is for statistics nerds.

California Begs For More Electricity As Shift To Renewable Power Leaves State In The Dark. Tyler Durden – “Maybe it’s time to admit that the whole “green” energy push is one big farce”

“State energy officials asked the California Independent System Operator, which runs most of the grid, to contract for additional power capacity for July and August on concern it won’t be able to meet demand during the evening when solar production fades, according to a joint statement Thursday from grid, utility and energy agencies. They didn’t say how much more power is needed but one can guess it will be a lot.

Of course, there was a convenient scapegoat on which to blame the collective lack of competence: global warming.

it’s always someone else’s fault that you could not properly budget even a few months in advance after keeping millions of people in the dark last year when California again blamed… global warming. But if you know there is global warming, and you suffer one nightmare summer in the dark because of it, can’t you extrapolate at least a year into the future?

In California, the answer is no.

San Jose’s latest gun control proposal is the craziest one yet. Jazz Shaw – “Mayor Sam Liccardo and members of the City Council are poised to institute a policy to charge “fees” to legal gun owners to “compensate” taxpayers for the costs associated with gun violence.” … “It’s hard to even know where to begin when picking apart this nonsense.”

A New Case Gives the Supreme Court a Chance To Defend Gun Rights. John Stossel – “It’s likely that soon, almost all Americans will be legally able to carry guns.” … “Only when I started researching gun crime and studying the data did it become clear that most of my anti-gun assumptions were wrong.”

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Hubris calling

Lockdowns, Unpunished Crime, And Climate Hysteria: The Roots Of Our Three Biggest Disasters. Christopher Bedford – “In the end, we didn’t crush the virus, but we did crush a lot of ordinary people.” … “Following lockdowns, “excess mortality increases.” … people, businesses, and communities were destroyed because some public health “experts” were dead-certain this was needed to save lives. The predictable irony is they weren’t saving lives at all — just making you miserable and poorer in return for nothing.” … “Why did we fail? The answer is a vice the ancient Greeks understood well: Hubris.”

MI Rep Daire Rendon (R): “I am in receipt of evidence reflecting systemic election fraud in MI that occurred in the November 2020 election”. Patty McMurray – “Last week, the MI Senate Oversight Committee Chair Ed McBroom and MI Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, who have both admitted they would consider a forensic audit in their state if Arizona finds meaningful evidence of voter fraud in their forensic audit, released a report stating that they could find no evidence of “widespread or systemic fraud” in Michigan’s November election.”

Jill Biden’s Vogue Cover Proves The Magazine Prioritizes Politics Over Fashion. Evita Duffy – “After four years of shunning the most fashionable first lady in American history, and a literal super model, Vogue Magazine is putting Jill Biden on the cover.” … “As America looks dully at Jill’s ensemble one could probably pick out in the grandma section at Target, we are reminded of overlooked former model and First Lady Melania Trump. Melania’s poise, beauty, and taste are incomparable to any first lady in recent memory.” – pictures to see!

Vogue declares Jill Biden ‘a goddess’ and puts her on their cover as the epitome of style. Monica Showalter – “It goes to show that its whole schtick is politics, not fashion. After all, the big fashion bible for the world’s stylish somehow managed to overlook the nation’s truly stylish first lady, Melania Trump, a former super-model, who not only was quite beautiful, but age-appropriate and elegant in her four years as first lady. To claim that Jill Biden somehow tops her as a fashion icon is laughable.”

Our ‘Woke’ Pentagon Leaders Are Weakening America’s Defense. I & I Editorial Board – “Milley’s responses to the legitimate concerns by members of Congress over his defense of the extreme left course he has charted for the military have been both disingenuous and historically ignorant.”

“Dead on. If our next war is fought not by patriotic Americans who love their county, but by angry people with deep racial grievances and guilty social justice warriors who think they live in an unjust dystopia, our nation and the world will be in big trouble. And don’t kid yourself. So will you.

“Panic Porn Dressed Up As Science” – Exposing The Truth About The Delta Variant. Tyler Durden– “Equity futures are in the red Wednesday morning as Dr. Anthony Fauci’s warnings about the supposedly “dire threat” posed by the Delta variant continue to be dramatically amplified by the American media.” … “Delta is literally the flu with a CFR identical to it. This is exactly what every respiratory pandemic has done through history: morphed into more transmissible and less virulent form that forces the other mutations out since you get that one. Nothing about masks, lockdowns, or experimental shots did this.”

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Fact Check “Mostly False” is about opinion, not fact.

COVID-19 Origins Debate Undermines The Case For Social Media Censorship. Cameron English – “When social media companies take aim at “misinformation,” what they really do is decide who should be allowed to make assertions about the pandemic—who’s credible and who’s not. This, as we’ll see, isn’t necessarily driven by evidence.”

Don’t Believe Leftist Lies About A Federal Judge’s End To California’s Gun Ban. Margot Cleveland – “Judge Roger Benitez’s opinion provides a perfect primer for Americans seeking to understand the law and the gun fallacies leftists push.” … “instead of delving into Benitez’s reasoning, the corrupt media constructed a Swiss strawman to torch, ignoring both the federal judge’s analysis and the many press-peddled urban legends about “assault weapons” Benitez countered.”

The Left’s Deeply Dishonest Response To A Rational Judicial Decision: A Perfect Example Of Emotions Trumping Facts. Sundance – “The insanity of the byzantine “Assault Weapons” laws in the various blue states has to be seen to be believed.” … “one of the important tools in the socialist kit. Find something that, taken out of context, seems odd or discordant. Then hammer the trivial point home, conflating the unimportant with the substantive. – This is what they are best at; obfuscating the real issues and inflating nonsense to ridiculous importance.”

Even If Congress Pretends H.R. 1 Is Constitutional, The Supreme Court Can’t. Nathan Lewin – “If Congress were to enact such a sweeping law – replacing election laws in all states – it would be doomed by a constitutional principle even the most liberal justices have recently endorsed.”

Fact-check: Is renewable energy to blame for the Texas energy shortage in April? Robert Bradley Jr. – “Therein lies an interesting saga of today’s cancel culture and the bob-and-weave of renewable energy proponents to separate the Texas wind/solar boom from the reliability bust.”

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22 bills for voting integrity vetoed. Deception dogma.

The New Regressive Dark Ages. Victor Davis Hanson — “Arrogance, wealth, and received authority are always the super-spreaders and force-multipliers of false knowledge, and none more so than in the present age. … “Progressives,” especially the media, are most often regressive, anti-Enlightenment, and intolerant people, who start with a deductive premise and then make the evidence conform to it—or else.”

“What can learn from the rise of this new Dark Age mindset?
1) Ignoring reason is easier than abiding by it. …
2) Falsifying knowledge is always justified by higher moral purposes—in our case progressivism substituting for religious doctrine. …
3) Modernism is a poor cloak of age-old ignorance. …
4) “Authority” is often a construct, if it is not based on, and continually audited by, meritorious achievement. …
5) Balzac’s famous platitude “Behind every great fortune lies a great crime” can be applied to false knowledge: “Behind all pseudoscience is an agenda.” …
6) The scientific/unscientific establishment stymies outsiders and claims they pay no attention to “proven science.” …
7) The enemy of science is always dogma. …

Deception Wearing the Mask of Truth. Geoffrey P. Hunt — “Biden/Harris acolytes, erstwhile subscribers to Truth Hope Decency might rediscover the virtues of recycling those election lawn signs to carry more extant messages — dishonesty, disinformation, and deception. — But don’t bet on it.”

Media admits it: They’ve got ‘egg on their faces’ over their cheap dismissal of Wuhan lab-leak theory. Monica Showalter — “When Trump was in office, the media demonized the treatment. When Trump was out, a New York Times bigshot admitted it was the most important story of the year, which it pretty well is. That’s right, the press ignored the biggest story of the year because, in its mind, Getting Trump was the most important narrative of the year.”

Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey Vetoes Election Integrity Bill Passed By Arizona Legislature. Sundance — “The DeceptiCons support leftist goals and objectives; they are paid handsomely for their duplicity to support them; but they hide their support through parliamentarian tricks (cloture votes) and obtuse justification.”

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Having to bring to civility kicking and screaming

Are Americans Becoming Sovietized? Victor Davis Hanson — “Here are 10 symptoms of Sovietism. Ask yourself whether we are headed down this same road to perdition.”

A Turning In The American Political Road Is Almost At Hand. Conrad Black, [The Epoch Times,via zerohedge] — “The only way to make any sense of the fierce crosscurrents sweeping over American political life now is to watch two trends that are only slightly connected. … First is the continuing great national sense of relief that the chaos and pandemonium of the Trump era is over. … The second indicator of political opinion is the independent policy areas where the new administration’s performance is measured.”

W.I.M.P.: Did Adjudication of These Votes Provide The Hologram’s Margin of Victory? Stu Cvrk — “All eyes are on the ongoing forensic audit in Arizona despite fierce Democrat resistance … Other audits are likely in Georgia, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin.” … “Biden’s margin of victory in several key states could have been provided by shifting write-in and minor party [W.I.M.P.] ballots through ballot adjudication.”

The Cost Of Virtue Signaling Is Getting High — And Leading Directly To A Social Credit System. Christopher Bedford — “While the pressure to conform is older even than mankind, and often comes with good reason, its most recent and illiberal iterations harken back to dark times in our history and in world history.”

“Years ago, it seemed funny to a lot of us: the sort of ignorance required to shriek about the murderous white hood or swastika while wearing the murderous hammer and sickle. But while many of us mocked how foolish and ignorant this unintentional irony seemed, a lot of those folks in the red T-shirts meant exactly what they said. The joke, it turns out, was on the rest of us. The Nazi, the Klansman, and the racist — from the very beginning, you see, they meant you and me.

Bearing False Witness. Ari L. Maas — “Leading civil rights organizations lend their voices to false claims about police.” … “By falsely tarring the entire policing profession with the bogus charge of systemic racism, these groups weaken their ability to help true victims of civil rights abuses—and endanger the relationships they have built with the large majority of sincere and hardworking cops who are their allies in championing justice for all.”

The Ashli Babbitt Killing: Where’s the Outrage? John Dietrich — “There is an obvious double standard in deciding if a police officer should be charged with violating a use-of-force policy” … “The total secrecy surrounding the Justice Department’s handling to the Babbitt investigation is a cause for concern.”

Facebook Upholds Trump Ban But Admits Permanent Ban Lacked Any Objective Standard. Jonathan Turley — “One of my favorite trial accounts is from Ireland where an Irishman was accused by an Englishman of stealing a pair of boots. The guilt of the defendant was absolutely clear but the Irish jury could not get itself to rule for the Englishman. Instead, it acquitted the Irishman but added a line, “We do believe O’Brien should give the Englishman back his boots.” Case closed.”

Critical Race Theory Illuminates Democrats’ Master Plan To End Honest Elections In America. Chuck DeVore — “Those defending the traditional American view of elections—free, open, and by secret ballot—don’t recognize the nature of the opposition.”

What You Need To Know About Twitter’s Lawsuit Against Texas Up Friday. Margot Cleveland — “On May 7, lawyers for Twitter will square off against attorneys representing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in a San Francisco, California federal court.”

Those Superstitious Democrats. I & I Editorial Board — “Not a shred of science has established that mandatory mask wearing and stay-at-home orders have been effective prophylactics against the Chinese virus. Yet the Democrats, which includes nearly the entirety of the press, have embraced both with a zeal much like that of the Salemites who hunted witches in the 17th century.” … “Here are a few more examples of their fanaticism:”

Models Are Not Evidence. John Hinderaker — “The point is so elementary that it should not be necessary to state … Which brings us to covid-19” … “Hey, off by a factor of 90%? That isn’t bad for a liberal.” … “If there is a silver lining to the covid fiasco, it could be increased public skepticism of models and other theories that lack empirical support. But for such skepticism to take root would likely require honest news reporting, so don’t hold your breath.”

The Democrats Want Your Ammo and Your Freedom. Stephen Kruiser — “It’s difficult these days to be an unabashed fan of the United States Constitution, what with it being under assault by so many who swore to uphold it.”

“The” Science Is Coming For You Again! Robert Wright [The American Institute for Economic Research via Zerohedge] — “There exists only one thing that needs to be banned that I can think of — big, intrusive government.”

The Climate Propaganda Cabal. Kip Hansen — “If you’ve recently read a newspaper, popular magazine, science journal or watched a major television news outlet, you have probably seen news item after news item regarding the Climate Crisis or the Climate Emergency.” — Turning Opinion into Science Fact — “Any moderately educated, well-read human being, and any human possessing even a modicum of common sense, knows that this message is inherently somehow false – but because of the constant barrage of messages repeating the meme endlessly, everywhere they look, many people have begun to think, despite their instincts and intellect, that it just might be true.”

9 Super Important Boondocking Etiquette Tips for Better Camping. Mike Wendland — “Courtesy, grace, and self-control are the key components of Boondocking etiquette.” There is a broader application of these principles as well.

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