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Scapeegoats needed. Apply without.

Come the Moment, Come the Man. Peter Smith – “Best to regularly make a little list of the Donald’s dreadful deeds during what Bramston calls “Trump’s disastrous presidency.”

Still More Dem Lies About Obamacare. I & I Editorial Board – “But the lies go much deeper than that.”

Latest Cache Of Emails Detail How Hunter Biden Earned Millions In China “For Introductions”. Tyler Durden – “Donald Trump Jr. has just raised an interesting question in a tweet: Is Twitter censoring the Hunter Biden stories from the NY Post at the behest of the Communist Party of China?”

Cultural Marxism’s Origins: How the Disciples of an Obscure Italian Linguist Subverted America. Ammodotcom – “The underlying theory here is a variant of Marxism, pioneered by early-20th-century Italian Marxist politician and linguist Antonio Gramsci. … He is easily the most influential thinker that you have never heard of.”

“For Gramsci, culture was more important than either economics or politics. This was what needed to be changed for there to be a revolution. As such, the weapon to be used for revolution was not the economic might of an organized working class, but a “long march through the institutions” (a phrase actually coined by German Marxist Rudi Dutschke), whereby every institution in the West would be subverted through penetration and infiltration.

Democrats Dodge the Real Reparations. Lloyd Billingsley – “How about all the damage caused by the China virus and Islamic terror?”

The Coronavirus Experts Were Wrong, Now They Need Scapegoats. Daniel Greenfield – “It’s not about fighting the virus, but punishing political and cultural enemies.” … “The rule of the experts isn’t fighting the virus. It has become the virus.”

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going to heal the country from the president who has mean tweets?

This Is Who the Democrats Are Now. Stephen Kruiser – “Look at the anger on their faces. The all-consuming hatred as a result of their Trump Derangement Syndrome has made them ugly inside and out.”

Romney decries state of America’s ‘vile, vituperative, hate-filled’ politics, puts blame largely on Trump. Allan Smith [NBC] – “Romney said he’s “troubled” by U.S. politics having “moved away from spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass” unbecoming of America.” Youu have to dig deep to find something Trump but only skim the surface for Romney’s observations when it comes to Trump’s oposition. An example is citing Whitmer’s kidnap plot being blamed on Trump that has many calling for Whitmer to apologize for her (and the press’) slander. But this is an NBC ‘News’ story …

Except For Locked-Down Blue States, America’s Economic Recovery From COVID-19 Is Amazingly Strong. Tom Blumer – “The nation’s corporate media have mostly downplayed or ignored the U.S. economy’s remarkable performance following the COVID-19 lockdowns earlier this year.”

Three Biggest Lies About COVID-19 Have All Been Exposed. Leo Hohmann – “But here’s why globalist powerbrokers can’t let it die.” … “Eight months later, the data shows everything the media said about the virus was false.” The lies: “COVID carries a very high, 3.4 percent, death rate … spread by asymptomatic “super spreaders.” … untreatable.” … “This is not news. This is the hallmark of a propaganda operation. Another name for it is information warfare.”

 

Nevada writes off nearly $12 million in federally funded clean energy loans as ‘bad debt’. Riley Snyder – “out of more than $17.6 million in loans granted through the program, the Office of Energy leadership says that only $3.7 million of that initial sum has been paid back, with $11.8 million considered “bad debt” and written off by the state as of Tuesday. ” … “None of those projects were completed, Bobzien said, and the funds have essentially disappeared.”

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They don’t dare say

Will All The Name-Brand People Who Pushed The Russian Collusion Conspiracy Get Off Scot-Free? Drew Holden – “Nothing to See Here, Because the Truth Helps Trump” … “In hindsight, the allegations range from overeager to nearly comical. But it’s important to remember that they have had a real, lasting impact on American politics, and that those chiefly responsible have yet to be held accountable.”

“Where is the follow up from anyone, at all, about any of this? If you aren’t outraged by all this, and the clear coordination across multiple organs of the U.S. government, I don’t know what to tell you. I don’t know how to convince you to care that the president of the United States has been undermined for four years by a malicious lie from his political opponents.

Breonna Taylor: Anatomy of A Racial Hoax. David Horowitz and John Perazzo – “How Oprah Winfrey and Black Lives Matter are colluding in a plot to perpetrate a social injustice.”

Democrats don’t dare say why they oppose Judge Barrett, so they lie instead. New York Post – “Why can’t they share their real reasons for opposing her?” … “all cover for the gripe Democrats don’t dare make publicly: that Barrett won’t be an activist justice seeking to read liberals’ wish lists into the Constitution.”

Why Some People Take Q-Anon’s Pedophilia Allegations Seriously. Robert Oscar Lopez – “The message from every major news outlet is simple: Q exemplifies both a criminal mind and psychopathology” … “Q-Anon, we are told, is crazy. But remember what Billy Joel said in “You may be right.” It might be some lunatics America’s been looking for.” Q is a handy villain with some fringe taint but there is something to consider in just who owns the most significant conspiracy ethic.

How a Leftist Prof Hijacked History and Christopher Columbus. Tom Van Dyke – “Once ideology has become a moral virtue, Zinn can discount standards of scholarship”

CBS Obtains 94-Page Outline Showing FBI and Chris Steele Collaborative Use of Media Reporting… sundance – “In essence this is evidence of the process we initially shared almost three years ago; only now we know the names.”

COVID-19 Lockdowns Have Been A Disaster — End Them Now. I & I Editorial Board – “in recent weeks and months, both the scientific and economic discussions have come down hard on one side: The lockdowns have been an immense failure, costing the economy trillions of dollars and, more importantly, thousands of lives.”

“Jay Bhattacharya, the director of Stanford’s Program on Medical Outcomes and its Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging, told Just The News investigative reporter John Solomon recently that it was “shocking” so many countries shut down for the pandemic without really “think(ing) about both the costs and benefits.”

CDC Study Finds Overwhelming Majority Of People Getting Coronavirus Wore Masks. Jordan Davidson – “masks and face coverings are not effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19, even for those people who consistently wear them.”

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no legitimate question of legitimacy?

Complexity, Your Modern Scoundrel’s First Refuge. John O’Sullivan – “It’s not hard to understand this silence. It means not consent but fear and moral nervousness.” This one is about BLM and CRT.

Flying the Flag Is a Secret Trump Handshake. Kurt Schlichter – “Among the threats of persecution and death we face for supporting President Trump are some that are frankly hilarious.” … “they still want to be heard without the annoyance of dealing with some man-bunned neighbor shrieking that a sign in their yard supporting DJT is “literal violence” that has his woke 8-year-old “literally shaking.” That’s why these folks rely on hidden signals to demonstrate their support for the greatest president since Ronald Reagan.”

Are COVID Case Surges More Fake News? Brian C. Joondeph – “Are cases really on the rise or are these simply positive tests?” … “The U.S. is performing 2.87 daily tests per thousand people, far more than most countries.” … “More tests mean more positive results, but not necessarily cases of COVID.” … “Hospitalizations, a measure of disease severity, have been steadily declining since March, with a small bump in mid-summer.” … “Yet these so-called case surges, in actuality only positive tests, are driving societal policy decisions.”

Democrats delegitimize the Supreme Court because they fear losing power over the rest of us. Washington Examiner – “As the Senate prepares to confirm President Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee, they have begun to say outright that the nomination and confirmation procedure outlined in the U.S. Constitution is illegitimate.” … “So there is, to coin a phrase, no legitimate question of legitimacy.”

Biden-Harris joint appearance in Arizona draws no spectators — as in ZERO attendees. Thomas Lifson – “With apologies to Groucho Marx, we now have the answer to the question: “What if they held a Biden-Harris rally and nobody showed up?” The answer is a shocked TV street reporter:”

The Truth About Columbus. Jarrett Stepman – “It is unfortunate to see what was once a uniting figure—who represented American courage, optimism, and even immigrants—is suddenly in the crosshairs for destruction. We owe it to Columbus and ourselves to be more respectful of the man who made the existence of our country possible.” … “When we have lost these things, when we no longer have the capacity to celebrate men like Columbus, as imperfect as they sometimes were, we will have lost what has made us great, and distinct.”

How Politicians Lie. John Hinderaker – “Today Governor Whitmer sent out a fundraising email to her supporters–or, anyway, those on her list, a group that includes me. The subject heading was: “We’ve seen the disastrous effects of Trump’s hateful rhetoric.” That is typical. Pretty much everything that goes wrong in the world is a result of “Trump’s hateful rhetoric.” The Democrats’ far more hateful rhetoric, meanwhile, has evidently no consequences.” … “Their confidence is well-placed. In today’s America, the “mainstream” media exist mostly to keep secrets.”

What the pandemic has taught us about science. Charles Rotter – “The scientific method remains the best way to solve many problems, but bias, overconfidence and politics can sometimes lead scientists astray”

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The election question: visceral or rational?

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. – “The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.”

Georgia H walks away. Scott Johnson – “She says that Teach for America made her “abandon the racism of the left. AOC made me abandon the left altogether. … here are the notes that Georgia H herself has added in response to the comments on her video” – The notes themselves speak strongly about the issues at hand.

15 characteristics of white supremacy culture. Lubos Motl – “James Lindsay (who is one of the three scholars behind the mass production of hoaxes in grievance studies) posted this incredible list of the evil aspects of “white supremacy”, as they are taught to kids at the Belvedere Elementary School in Virginia” … “this summary of the “critical race theory”, a subject that seems worse than any propaganda that the Soviet bloc students have experienced during communism, is truly yummy and attacks quite some elementary prerequisites of the civilization – and, indeed, of the human supremacy in comparison with other animals.”

Jennifer Newsom’s Documentary Blames The American Founders For Democrats’ Failures. Patricia Ducey – “the documentary’s conclusion lands right on critical theory’s rocky shore: America’s founding at the hands of white males is so inherently racist and sexist that all negative life experiences can be attributed to it, and radical change is necessary to correct it. While Newsom never tells us what that radical change might entail, if viewers know anything about the French, Bolshevik, or Maoist revolutions, they should recoil in horror.”

Trump-Hating Journalists Write Fiction, Not News. Itxu Díaz – “They tell horror stories about what Trump might do to scare voters.” … “The problem with wild hypothesis journalism is that it has no limits.” … “What seems more perverse is to invent detailed events that have not occurred just to put a face on a political argument.”

Don’t Defend Columbus—Celebrate Him. Dave Seminara – “The Italian explorer who opened America to the West deserves tribute.” … “Columbus has been under attack since at least 1980, when Howard Zinn vilified him” … “Social-justice cultists like La Spata insist on evaluating men from the fifteenth century by woke 2020 standards but refuse to consider the broader Italian-American story, which is replete with the adverse experience of discrimination and long-forgotten mob violence.”

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It’s what they do

7 Quick Takeaways On The 2020 Vice Presidential Debate. Mollie Hemingway – “One of the problems with the media being so uniformly in support of the Democratic Party and its goals is that nearly all the questions posed in debates are loaded with false assumptions.”

Mike Pence Just Wrecked Kamala Harris And The Media At The Same Time Over Their Charlottesville Lie. Kylee Zempel – “In one swift motion during Wednesday night’s debate, Mike Pence fact-checked Kamala Harris, indicted the media, and corrected a false narrative peddled by the moderator of last week’s presidential debate.”

Kamala Harris Lied Repeatedly and Got Away With It. Daniel Greenfield – “she won’t be called on it or fact checked about it because her lies are mostly the second hand products of the media that claims to fact check politicians.” … “It’s not so much that Kamala is lying, it’s that she adapts, fitting in clumsily to any role, never being good at it, but going with the flow.”

Overweening Moderator and ‘Unconscientious Objector’ Prevented Real Debate. Bob Maistros – “one decided to engage in posturing, evasion, distortion, demagoguery, fantasy and outright prevarication. Just call Sen. Kamala Harris an “un-conscientious objector.” [examples provided]

Great moments in the vice presidential debate. Andrea Widburg – “Pence had a more uphill battle because of Susan Page, the moderator. Her questions for Harris essentially asked what wonderful things she and Biden planned to do to fix the Trump disasters, while her questions for Pence were aimed at forcing him to defend all the allegedly terrible disasters he and Trump caused.”

The Supreme Court and appellate courts are drawing back from voting madness. Andrea Widburg – “Democrats are using the Wuhan virus as an excuse to ignore longstanding state legislation governing elections. On Tuesday, both the Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit ruled against activist judges.” … “Ultimately, district courts lack the appropriate accountability to second-guess the Legislature. Therefore, as elections draw near, district courts should not interfere with state election laws:”

Climate Change Is Here: It’s Going To Get Cooler, Says NASA. I & I Editorial Board – “Climate researcher Michael Mann said last week that if President Donald Trump is reelected, it’s “game over for the climate.” It’s the same alarmism we’ve been hearing for decades, all of it empty.” The cold water this time is about solar activity patterns.

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Turn on the damned lights

Is The Left Preparing To Steal Your Vote? I & I Editorial Board – “The left keeps dismissing voter fraud as irrelevant because it’s not “widespread,” and then accuses anyone who brings it up as being guilty of voter suppression. … But a Democratic operative recently told the New York Post that voter fraud is routine, and pointed out that large-scale cheating isn’t needed to make an impact.”

“f you’re one of those in denial about voter fraud, you need to inform yourself. It’s no “red mirage.” It’s very real. Our system of government depends on the rule of law and free and fair elections. Sadly, Democrats seem to be running against both those ideals this year.

The Election in Black and White, David Horowitz – “A response to Michelle Obama’s racist attack.” also see The BLM Riot Victims Michelle Obama Doesn’t Give a Damn About, Katie Pavlich – “Let’s take a look at the data Mrs. Obama is likely referring to.”

Triggered Democrat Party Media Guy Pulls a Knife on ‘Oregon Women for Trump’ Convoy. Seriously. Victoria Taft – “Don’t worry, Democrats. The local Democrat Party communications guy who was caught in photos and video threatening and intimidating the women of “Oregon Women for Trump” with a knife on Sunday is just fine. He’s out of jail and everything, as you would expect in the second largest county in the People’s Republic. So don’t worry. This is Oregon, and – quick look…here’s a white supremacist over there! – so this whole episode will go down the collective media memory hole in no time, just like that Hispanic “white supremacist” murdered by antifa.”

The Cult of Covidism Has Invaded the Church. Fay Voshell – “What should have been a purely scientific response aimed at control and cure of a disease quickly evolved into the political-religious cult of Covidism. Objective scientific analysis of and responses to what is the contagious pathogen COVID-19 were almost immediately suffocated by a plethora of arbitrary pseudo-religious rituals.”

“It may be that the budding religious cult prevailed rapidly because Covidism was purported to be based on science. But it is actually an offshoot of the religion of scientism, which elevates speculative metaphysics and mystery rituals on the basis of scientific-sounding but untested suppositions.

Trump, Atlas: Time to Face Down Coronavirus Fear. Julie Kelly – “It’s increasingly likely the election will be a referendum on Coronavirus and its after-effects, which means Trump’s new tack is a risky, but necessary, one.” … “Panic rules daily life at the same time we have fewer reasons to panic.”

“Resist” Joe Biden? Paul Mirengoff – “The Biden ad is consistent with his ludicrous attempt to blame President Trump for 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S. This is a smear we should never forget from a vicious liar.”

Goodbye, Portland. John Hinderaker – “This is a video, tweeted by Guy Benson, of an Antifa member addressing Portland’s Mayor and City Council. You know, Antifa–the organization that no leading Democrat has denounced, to my knowledge, and whose existence some, like Joe Biden, apparently deny. It is sobering to watch this psychopath and those who cheer him on, and to consider how far we have declined:”

Newly released documents give a clearer picture about the Russia hoax. Andrea Widburg – “We learned last week that (a) Hillary Clinton approved of faking a Russia-Trump scandal to detract from her unsecured server; (b) that then–CIA director John Brennan briefed Obama and intelligence officials about the plan; and (c) that intelligence officials sent a memo to Peter Strzok tell him of Hillary’s plan.”

Gregg Jarrett: Declassification of Russia probe documents could prove Hillary Clinton committed felony. Angelica Stabile – “Fox News legal analyst calls 2016 Dem nominee ‘immoral, unscrupulous, devious and corrupt’”

 

What Obama Knew, and When He Knew It. John Hinderaker – “Perhaps the most interesting thing about Brennan’s notes is their date (assuming July 28 is correct). According to the intelligence report, Hillary Clinton approved the plot to smear Trump with the Russia collusion fiction on July 26. Just two days later, the head of the CIA, the FBI Director, the National Security Adviser, the President’s Chief of Staff and the President himself met, presumably in the Oval Office, to discuss the intelligence.”

President’s illness and the sick America. Alexander Tomský, a Czech publicist who has been a political scientist in the UK for many years – “It is probably the first time since the Civil War when democracy in America finds itself at existential risk.” … “attacking the capitalist economic inequality, the “institutionalized” racial discrimination, the traditional family, as well as the churches and they are undermining the legitimacy of the foundational 1789 American Constitution.”

Who Wants to Blow Up Our Constitution? (It’s Not Trump). Charles Lipson – “These frenzied charges, we now know, were invented and paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and then funneled to the U.S. government through the FBI, Department of Justice, and State Department.” … “We are being kept in the dark as we vote on what could be monumental changes. Let’s debate those changes openly. Turn on the damned lights.”

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Just who you talkin’ about?

No Joe, You Didn’t Hand Trump A Booming Economy. I & I Editorial Board – “One is a flat out lie, the other a clever deception. … When it comes to the economy, it is Biden, not Trump, who is employing Goebbels’ technique. And the mainstream press, including Chris Wallace, are lending him a hand.”

Did The CIA, FBI And Hillary Launch A Silent Coup Against Trump? I & I Editorial Board – “The compounded obfuscating and prevaricating by high-level officials should infuriate all Americans. A major political party, with the aid of multiple intelligence agencies, ran an illegal spying operation against a political opponent. And now they all want to pretend they did no such thing. … And the coverup and lies continue.”

Dutch Govt: “Wear A Mask!”; Chief ‘Scientist’ – Don’t Bother! Tyler Durden – “And people don’t miss that. … The Dutch government came with a whole new set of measures starting October 2. Because people “don’t obey the rules”. And people increasingly say: maybe the rules are not right.” … “Where do those numbers come from? Did you just make them up?” … “The only realistic thing to do at this point appears to be to give people back their own responsibility. If only because taking it away from them didn’t work.”

Dangerous Talk From Stupid People. Kurt Schlichter – “Understand that when someone tells you he wants you dead, he wants you dead.” … “the people who want you dead here in the USA intend to use the people you currently rely upon to keep you safe and secure as the means to do it.”

“It never occurs to them that the rules they want to get rid of because they seem inconvenient are there to protect them too. So, while we can’t stop them from trying to blindly stumble down this deadly path, perhaps on November 3rd we can stop them from actually being able to pull it off for another four years. Maybe a good, solid defeat will make them rethink their path, but don’t bet on it. These people are as solid as a rock in terms of their adherence to their bizarre and evil ideology, and they are as dumb as a rock in terms of what history teaches. These are bad people who wish you ill. Be ready, because the simple truth is that when someone tells you he wants you dead, he wants you dead

Shut up,’ ‘clown,’ ‘fool,’ ‘liar’ — the vile debate spewings of Joe Biden. Monica Showalter – “Joe Biden was in some kind of foul, putrid mode at the debate last night.”

Speculation mounts about the source of President Trump’s illness. Deborah Franklin – “as numerous Republicans in key positions also tested positive, the nature of the speculation began to change. The issue shifted from whether or not the president wore a mask to why so many important Republicans simultaneously got the virus.” … “The sudden illness of so many prominent Republicans brought to mind a mostly forgotten incident in January 2018.” … “ In the almost four years since Trump has become president, Republicans have suffered three potentially mass fatality events.”

The #NeverTrump Right’s Intellectual Dishonesty. Marcus Ebenhack – “Barack Obama did all of these things with the exceptions of not being targeted by any Mueller type investigations by the preceding administration” … “A tired trope perhaps, but if not for double standards the left, and the #NeverTrump right, would have none at all.”

Worse Than Watergate, Part 3. Jed Babbin – “Just how much worse was confirmed last week — but unlike in Watergate, the perps this time will likely get away with it.” … “In short, with little effort on his part, Putin’s disinformation campaign — which it undoubtedly was — with the help of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the FBI, tied up an American president and our government for three years. … Few — if any — disinformation campaigns in history were as successful.”

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Talking out of both sides of the mouth – at the same time. It’s confusing

There is what appears to be a decent FAQs on Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 Aerosol Transmission at Google Docs. There is a caveat that shows in the section on masks. It fails in that the assertion that “7.1. Do masks work to reduce the aerosol spread of COVID-19? – Yes! The physics are well understood.” by not addressing the two basic misleading premises. The first is the presumption of guilt in assuming a contagious environment. This is the basis for the shaming going on. The other is the gross data that does not really support the effectiveness of mask wearing in the general public. They do mention that “The effectiveness of a mask depends on two main factors: how well it fits and how well the material filters out aerosols of different sizes.”

Another issue with the recommendations and conclusions declared in the document is the binary logical fallacy. Relative risks and costs get short shrift. Safe or not is the standard used and that is avoiding the real issue at hand. There is much good information but it is not gospel and needs proper skepticism and qualification.

Left Can’t Decide If It Wants Trump to Die of the Virus or If He’s Lying About Being Sick. Daniel Greenfield – “It really says something about the current state of politics and lefty social media influencers that the response to the President of the United States being diagnosed with the coronavirus” … “The choice between conspiracy theories and outright hate is an obvious positive diagnosis for the Dem’s Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

“Some want him dead, others believe he’s not really sick. It’s a reality distortion field so intense that morality and sanity can’t survive its pressure and emerge as diamonds of hate and conspiracy theories. And so Michael Moore can, at the same time, suggest that Trump isn’t really sick, that he’s sicker than we’re told, that he put people’s lives at risk, that it’s a hoax, and that hopefully he dies from the virus that he doesn’t have.

TDS isn’t just hate. It’s personal derangement. It isn’t bounded by any mere fact or sense of reality, but by utter raving hatred.

The object of that hate can be seen as sick and not sick at the same time, because the facts don’t matter, only the emotional validity of the hatred does.

Texas State Rep: Hard to Imprison Trump If He Dies from Coronavirus. Breitbart Texas – “Texas House of Representatives member Gene Wu (D-Houston) lamented on Twitter Friday evening that it would be “hard to serve a prison sentence” if President Donald Trump dies of Coronavirus. Not long after, the tweet was deleted and replaced with well wishes for a full recovery.” It’s not the President’s illness that should be the big worry here.

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Monster. Rod Dreher – “If you’re mad at Melania Trump for what she said, okay, but you ought to be furious that someone betrays the confidence of a friend and employer (and for such a trivial reason!), and that a major news network went along with it.” … “humiliating her with this kind of betrayal makes the world a more vicious, and dare I say totalitarian, place.” … “There is a reason why, in his Divine Comedy, Dante put traitors in the deepest pit of hell: because the radical loss of trust made society impossible.”

“But what Stephanie Winston Wolkoff has done is truly monstrous. If you know her, or are her friend, you are now on alert as to the kind of person she is. Once more, that CNN rewards a wretched betrayal like this is a sign of degraded standards — and sign that they are helping to bring about a world in which selling out a friend by exposing intimate private conversations, for the sake of advancing a political cause, is our new norm. Seriously, folks: think about the kind of social order that we are bringing into being with stunts like this.

It won’t stop with the betrayal of Melania Trump’s confidence. Mark my words. This puts everybody on notice that even close friends will instrumentalize your friendship and sell you out to the highest bidder, for the sake of political advantage and personal advancement.

Why Is President Trump in the Hospital? Brian C. Joondeph – “Several reasons. He is infected and potentially contagious. He is not living in a small house … The China virus is funny in that it can cause those infected to crash quickly … Last is the treatment itself” … “The Regeneron cocktail, rumored to be called the Covfefe Double Shot”

“How common is hospitalization for someone Trump’s age with the Wuhan flu? Trump’s age group has a rate of hospitalization of 12 per 100,000, compared to 16 per 100,000 for someone Joe Biden’s age. For both, the odds are relatively low.

Looking at it another way, compared to a college-aged kid, Trump has a fivefold higher rate of hospitalization and a 90-fold higher risk of death. For his campaign opponent, those rates are eight times and 220 times, respectively.

Hopefully this antibody cocktail works as it has in the studies, where “those who got Regeneron’s experimental therapy had lower virus levels in the bloodstream seven days later compared with patients who received a placebo.” While there are no guarantees, the odds favor a full recovery for the president.

Send thoughts and prayers to the president and don’t listen to the hair-on-fire media hardly able to contain themselves with ideas of Trump dropping out of the race.

A Case Study in Punitive Liberalism. Steven Hayward – “No wonder the council is hostile to business. Even the smallest shop is exploitative capitalism. The council’s loudest voices are running a “revolution.” Only in a city made so prosperous by hated capitalism could this intellectual Ponzi scheme be tolerated or seem without consequences.”

Some Additional Clues Come From The Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Recordings. Jazz Shaw – “given all of the testimony describing what actually happened, why would anyone offer the jury that option? It remains a case that the prosecutors seemed destined to lose if they attempted to charge the cops in Taylor’s death.”

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Letting us down, “will you shut up, man?”

Scientific American Endorses Biden and Risks Losing Whatever Readership It Has Left. Alex Berezow – “Scientific American, a once preeminent magazine that thoughtful and curious people read (or at least respected), has become an outlet for pseudoscience and politics. What a shame.” True enough but even Berezow joins in what he decries with generic, baseless TDS. Sci-Am is just an extreme case of politicizing science. Sadly, ACHS has joined in on that parade, too.

American Sports Are Letting Down America. Jason Whitlock – “”

“Of the many phrases and concepts Merton coined—including “self-fulfilling prophecy” and “unintended consequences”—“role model” has had the most impact. On the surface, the argument that young people tend to model their behavior after high-profile, successful adults is harmless. However, in retrospect, the elevation of athletes and other celebrities as primary figures in the formation of behavioral norms for young people helped create the conditions that are powering the destructive Black Lives Matter movement today.

Merton’s role model concept undercuts the importance of parents and nuclear families. That was the point of Barkley’s criticism.

But while American sports have never been more influential, they’ve also never been more vulnerable to foreign influence. Their partnership with global brands and their desire to build global audiences have given foreign countries a pathway to manipulate American sports and culture.

The entire American sports world—a culture that traditionally celebrates victors, meritocracy, colorblindness, and patriotism—has suddenly immersed itself in black victimization and left-wing radicalism. This immersion threatens to do permanent damage to American culture as a whole.

Chris Wallace Just Gave The Most Embarrassing Moderator Performance In History. Kylee Zempel – ‘Well, first of all, I guess I’m debating you, not him,’ Trump said to Chris Wallace during Tuesday’s 2020 presidential debate. Fact check: True.” … “Media moderators playing favorites with presidential contenders is nothing new, but Wallace’s persistent partisanship reached a new low.” see also Patricia McCarthy: The debate? Trump was great, Chris Wallace was a dreadful disgrace.

Two crucial things emerged from the first presidential debate. Andrea Widburg –“The short version of the debate is that Biden did well if one ignored that almost every other statement he made was a lie or fantasy” see also Roger Kimball: The debate was no disaster for Biden — but Trump won – “For his part, Joe Biden told a lot of fibs.”.

Trump-Biden I: Reality Is Reality. Bob Maistros – “Perception is not reality. Reality is reality. You just have to make sure people know about it.” … “Wallace let Biden get away not only with disrespect for the office of president and the conventions of political debate, but also with an approach of slipping, sliding, prevaricating and outright running from his record and his party’s positions” … “That’s the reality of Tuesday’s debate, and the president and his team need to get to work getting public “perception” aligned with it.” But then consider this headline at Slate – Words Voters Used to Describe Trump’s Debate Performance: “Crackhead,” “Un-American,” “Unhinged”.perceptions rule and projection and confirmation bias reign supreme for many. On the other hand is Jazz Shaw: Biden told so many whoppers last night, Burger King may sue him.

Dismiss the case of Michael Flynn. Jonathan Turley – “When Michael Flynn heads to court for his final sentencing hearing today, a lifetime of respected national service will hang in the balance on what is said and done. I am not talking about Flynn but of Judge Emmet Sullivan.” … “The law on this is clear and overwhelming. Sullivan should have dismissed the charge months ago. Instead, he again took a controversial position.”

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This is how they do it

Media Gunning For Scott Atlas Because He Keeps Exposing Coronavirus Lies. Joy Pullmann – “’Everything he says is false,’ NBC News quoted CDC Director Robert Redfield as saying of Atlas. That’s just not true, top epidemiologists told The Federalist.”

“In an interview, Atlas said the constant media characterization of President Trump’s coronavirus response as detached from scientific expertise is “completely false.” He said the president’s policies are informed by infectious disease experts from the world’s top medical and research institutions, including Bhattacharya and John Ioannidis of Stanford University Medical Center, Martin Kulldorff and Katherine Yih of Harvard Medical School, and Sunetra Gupta and Carl Heneghan of Oxford University.

“The extreme comments that have been reported are an attempt to delegitimize me and undermine the president of the United States,” Atlas said, not a dispassionate, science-based position. “There can be different opinions about scientific evidence, but to say I’m citing false information is a lie,” he said later.

It’s well-known within the field that public health is not only about “following the science.” It’s about managing the citizenry into what public health officials think are beneficial outcomes.

Citing New Scientific Evidence, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Ends His State’s Lockdown. Karl Dierenbach – “A COVID-19 response roundtable led by Gov. Ron DeSantis and featuring distinguished experts calmed fears over lifting COVID-19 restrictions in Florida.” … “It is a bold move by DeSantis that bodes well not only for Florida but for the country.”

“N-Word Science” Proves You’re a Racist! David Cole – “With summer 2020 finally in the rearview mirror, and after seven months of “two weeks to flatten the curve,” I’m getting a little sick of “the science.” Not science, mind you, but theee science, the thing that leftists keep assuring us exists—a singular, canonical truth we all must obey.” … “the obvious question that any rational person would ask is, how did these “scientists” arrive at their conclusion?”

Media’s Wuhan Lies Lengthen, Deepen. Trevor Thomas – “So, as of just days ago, with over 48,000 reported Wuhan virus cases at 37 different U.S. universities, there have been only two hospitalizations and zero deaths!” … “ugly fraud has been perpetuated numerous times across the U.S. by the media, politicians, school administrators, business executives, and medical personnel alike. Enough is enough! These Wuhan virus lies are disrupting and destroying lives and livelihoods. It’s long past time to end the lies and open the country!”

Coronavirus in one state (105). Scott Johnson – “We are lost in a fog conveyed by the authorities and spread by the media. They have made it virtually impossible to understand the nature of the risks posed by COVID-19 to ordinary Minnesotans. Apart from the aged and the infirm, or the infirm aged, the epidemic poses a low-risk health hazard that cannot properly serve as the predicate of one-man rule.”

Memo to Democrats: Don’t talk to us about Trump’s taxes while trying to raise ours. Monica Showalter – “How’s this for hypocrisy?” … “Which is disgusting stuff, given that Trump cut our taxes, while they’re plotting to make us pay more in taxes. Hey, suckers! Look over there at Trump’s taxes, so that you don’t notice what we’ve got planned for you.”

People are misreading the New York Times’ article about Trump’s taxes. Andrea Widburg – “an astute Twitter user noted something that others missed: While the Times wrote the report to imply that Trump paid only $750 in taxes for several years, a careful reading reveals that Trump did pay millions in taxes, plus an additional $750.”

“On Sunday, the New York Times published a lengthy article based on Donald Trump’s personal and business taxes. It bears repeating here that this was grossly illegal conduct on the part of the person who gave the Times these taxes and, quite possibly on the part of the Times itself which, at the very least, aided and abetted a felony.

Let’s repeat the bottom line: Trump did what the law allowed. Trump did not have dealings with the Russians. Trump did not pay only $750 in taxes in 2016 and 2017 but, instead, paid millions in taxes. And one more thing: Biden, who sat in the Senate for over thirty years, was almost certainly involved in crafting and voting for the laws that enabled Trump to structure his taxes as he did. If people think Trump paid too little, they need to blame Biden.

More On Trump’s Taxes. John Hinderaker – “Steve beat me to this, I see, but here are a few additional comments on the New York Times’s felony du jour. Well, to be fair, they just aided and abetted the felony. Maybe someday that will be illegal.” … “I believe it was Donald Trump who once said that the two places where you don’t try to save money are helicopter pilots and accountants. That is especially true if you are a real estate developer.”

Vote By Mail Chaos: New York City Sends Wrong Name Absentee Return Envelopes to Voters Across Brooklyn-Mistake Could Void Thousands of Votes. Kristinn Taylor – “”

Minneapolis police probing alleged ballot harvesting plot helping Rep. Omar. Lee Brown – “The probe surrounds a video posted by Project Veritas late Sunday, in which Liban Mohamed, the brother of Minneapolis City Council member Jamal Osman, is shown with ballots filling his car’s dashboard.”

Tens of Thousands of Christians Converged on DC and Trashed the City. Michael Brown – “Did you hear about the large Christian gatherings in Washington, DC this weekend? Did you see the news reports about the mayhem? The looting? The vandalism? The calls to “Burn it down!”? Did you hear the speakers calling for acts of violence and destruction?” … “In fact, at The Return, where I participated on Saturday, there was hardly any police presence at all. It was not needed. I didn’t even see any counter-protesters..”

“That’s why these gatherings in DC, with minimal press coverage and without the drama of the protests and the riots, could well be the thing that saves the nation. And while the media may not have paid sufficient attention, we trust that God Himself did. That is what really matters.

Jim Caviezel tries to arm Christians for the coming battles in America. Andrea Widburg – “When Hollywood actors open their mouths, we’re used to hearing overwrought, vapid attacks on conservatives and, especially, against Donald Trump.” … “If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually, we will have to face the final demand, the final ultimatum — and what then?”

The Diversity Delusion. James Lindsay – “We’re being lied to, and it’s been costing us a fortune, both economically and socially.” … “First, it sounds good and so plays on our best instincts, which is genuinely an evil thing to do to people. … Second, and more to an actionable point, the Theory from which DIE originates manipulates the language we use so that we sign up for what it’s selling while we think we’re buying something else.”

Arguing With a Democrat: A Sign of the Times. Stu Cvrk – “However, that one-liner served as the equivalent of a red flag to a bull, and I responded as follows:”

The Progressive Medusa. Victor Davis Hanson – “The hard Left believes its mission is so critical, so morally superior, that all means can be justified to achieve its noble ends. And so almost every institution that the Left has in its line of vision is now petrifying.”

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This shouldn’t have been allowed to happen.

‘Obsession’ Uncovers The Plot To Impeach Trump. Tony Daniel – “Veteran journalist Byron York’s new book, ‘Obsession: Inside the Washington Establishment’s Never-Ending War on Trump,’ turns the story of Trump’s impeachment into a compelling real-life thriller that will leave readers indignant.”

“York’s theme is that collusion, impeachment, bribery — all of it — was an arabesque. There was never any “there” there. Yet Democrats could not let it go.

With a steady drumbeat of factual, piece-by-piece storytelling, York captures the Chautauqua of sleaze and venality that has overtaken official Washington for the past four years in this, the greatest ongoing emanation of meaningless sound and fury in U.S. political history.

‘Trump Was Right’: Explosive New FBI Texts Detail Internal Furor Over Handling Of ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ Investigation. Sean Davis and Mollie Hemingway – “Newly disclosed internal FBI notes and text messages detail the extent of the FBI’s desire to take down Trump and his associates at any cost.”

Declassified Susan Rice Email Confirms Michael Flynn Was Personally Targeted In Oval Office Meeting. Sean Davis – “Newly declassified portions of a key Susan Rice email confirm that Michael Flynn was personally targeted during a January 5 Oval Office meeting with Obama.”

Sean Davis: It’s A Complete Disgrace It’s Taken So Long To Get Any Real Answers On The Russia Hoax. Tristan Justice – “where are the whistleblowers and why are we learning about this three years after Chris Wray took over the FBI? Why are we learning about this from a court case? Why was this not disclosed to Congress? … It’s a complete disgrace.”

Will Media Ever Ask About Biden’s Corrupt Deals As Vice President? I & I Editorial Board – “Reporting over the years (mainly by conservative or nonpartisan web-based outlets) on Biden’s questionable and possibly illegal moves while in office to help Hunter line his pockets has solid evidence backing it up.”

There’s one case that really highlights Ginsburg’s toxic judicial activism. Andrea Widburg – “In her dissent, Ginsburg, unlike the majority, did not start with the law; she started with her preferred outcome.” … “To reach this preferred outcome, Ginsburg engaged in open intellectual dishonesty.”

Media: U.S. Public Schools Teaching Patriotism Would Be Tyrannical And Racist. Joy Pullmann – “You can’t make this stuff up. Now loving your country despite her many sins, and not wanting taxpayer dollars to teach kids to hate their country, is ‘what dictators do.’”

The myth of the ‘stolen country’. Daniel McCarthy – “This ‘stolen country’ paradigm has spread like wildfire throughout the British diaspora in recent years.” … “The narrative of the ‘stolen country’ or ‘Native American genocide’ does not stand up to scrutiny by any honest and clear-sighted historian.” … “The very notion of property is a Greco-Roman invention which most cultures found foreign until quite recently.” McCarthy provides a lot of common sense history.

Republicans are knocking it out of the park with political ads and memes. Andrea Widburg – “Even though the Democrats own the actors, they don’t own the true creative talent in Hollywood. That all seems to have crossed to the Republican side of the aisle.” SEE THE VIDEOS to see for yourself!

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Say the name … even despite the facts in evidence

It’s in The Book. Peter Smith – “Supposed you were asked to name the most important and abiding characteristic of Western civilisation.”

“How likely is it that the best mankind has been able to produce has stemmed from a lie? Not at all likely, I would say. In fact, I doubt its remote possibility. Yet, many who value our civilisation, and I am obviously excluding the current vile iteration of the Left, have no belief in God and in Jesus Christ. I can’t explain their ability to embrace what are, in my view, two contradictory ideas at the one time. And will leave it at that.

What can’t be left is the damage a growing lack of belief is having on the fabric of our civilisation.

Democrats’ ‘Norm’ Is Brutalizing The Reputations Of Republican Court Nominees. John Daniel Davidson – “For the last 30 years, Republican nominations for the Supreme Court have faced personal, ugly, defamatory attacks from Democrats.”

“Every time a Republican president has nominated someone to the Supreme Court in the last 30 years, with one notable exception, Democrats have responded by smearing the nominee with accusations of ideological extremism, racism, misogyny, sexual harassment, plagiarism, and, most infamously in Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s case, gang rape.

The Kavanaugh confirmation hearings stand out not just because they were the most recent but because they were such an ugly and outlandish spectacle.

Senate Republicans generally don’t engage in this sort of calumny. They ask questions, maybe they use their time to grandstand a little, but by and large, they vote yes or no and move on. For Senate Democrats, vilifying the nominee has become a time-honored, if despicable, ritual.

Are Liberals Responsible For the Consequences of Their Death Threats? (With Comment from Steve). John Hinderaker – “Incendiary and violent language is used constantly by liberals, including the most important Democratic politicians.”

Top Republicans sound alarm on election chaos. Byron York – “The culprit: Changes to state election laws and procedures” … “Part of the problem: Those ballots, dumped in the mail by the millions” … “And then there’s ballot harvesting”

Media Declares “Violence Is Inevitable” As 2 Cops Shot In Louisville; Reporters Arrested In Aggressive Police Crackdown. Tyler Durden –

“Amazingly, left-leaning media outlets had the gall to frame the shooting of two police as an “inevitable”, while framing the events of last night in distorted terms that served to support their narrative of a corrupt justice system absolving three murderers, instead of reporting the facts: that a jury of their peers – not some unassailable magistrate – decided on the indictments for the three officers.

The truth finally emerges about Breonna Taylor’s death. Andrea Widburg – “It turns out (surprise!) that the Democrat party – in Congress, in the media, and on the streets – has been lying.”

BLM, Antifa and the Communist Strategy to Destroy the United States. Joseph Hippolito – “Today’s woke violence – yesterday’s red tactics.” … “The unprecedented violence perpetrated by Antifa and Black Lives Matter embodies two of the Left’s biggest tactics in its quest to fundamentally transform the United States.”

Bullets Over Louisville. Roger L. Simon – “The time has come to say clearly what many of us have muttered for a long time”

“The question is who is putting the rioters, looters, and destroyers up to their mayhem? Who, for example, rented the U-Haul from which, video shows, all sorts of ad hoc weaponry was disgorged to the supposedly peaceful protestors before the Taylor decision came down? And who paid that person and so on?

t should all be tracked down now. I don’t know if “something is rotten in the state of Denmark” but it sure is in the USA and for the good of all of us we’d better find out why and who.

Lefties at The Nation discover that (non-FBI) feds have been tracing the puppet masters behind Antifa and BLM. Thomas Lifson – “The apparent lead role in utilizing hi tech and classified electronic means is being played by The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), while the US Marshal’s Service is dispatching street level personnel. This bypasses the FBI, whose Director William Wray is on the record in sworn testimony, dismissing any such superstructure”

Thomas Szasz: “Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.”

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Blue truth matters … All truth matters

“No Medical Justification For Emergency Measures” – Open Letter From 100s Of Doctors, Health Pros Urges End To Lockdowns. Tyler Durden – “We, Belgian doctors and health professionals, wish to express our serious concern about the evolution of the situation in the recent months surrounding the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.”

“After the initial panic surrounding covid-19, the objective facts now show a completely different picture – there is no medical justification for any emergency policy anymore.

The current crisis management has become totally disproportionate and causes more damage than it does any good.

We call for an end to all measures and ask for an immediate restoration of our normal democratic governance and legal structures and of all our civil liberties.

We believe that the policy has introduced mandatory measures that are not sufficiently scientifically based, unilaterally directed, and that there is not enough space in the media for an open debate in which different views and opinions are heard.

As doctors and health professionals, in the face of a virus which, in terms of its harmfulness, mortality and transmissibility, approaches the seasonal influenza, we can only reject these extremely disproportionate measures.

  • We therefore demand an immediate end to all measures.

  • We are questioning the legitimacy of the current advisory experts, who meet behind closed doors.

  • Following on from ACU 2020 https://acu2020.org/nederlandse-versie/ we call for an in-depth examination of the role of the WHO and the possible influence of conflicts of interest in this organisation. It was also at the heart of the fight against the “infodemic”, i.e. the systematic censorship of all dissenting opinions in the media. This is unacceptable for a democratic state governed by the rule of law.

Why Supreme Court Nominations Have Become a Matter of Life and Death. Don Feder – “Rioting in New York, threats of court-packing, promises of arson at the thought of Trump replacing its demi-god with a justice who actually believes in the Constitution. The left is rabid.”

“For decades, the judiciary has been the left’s House of Lords. It can lose the presidency. It can lose Congress. But as long as it has the courts – the Supreme Court in particular – democracy is in chains.

You want to deport illegal aliens? Sorry, you can’t do that unless you leap through hoops. You want to end federal funding of Democrat cities that won’t put a stop to the insurrection in our streets? You can’t do that either; the money has already been appropriated. So the rioting will continue and the funding will continue.

Utah Company Gives Up Suite at Jazz Games Over Anthem Kneeling, BLM Promotion. Collin Anderson – “Construction firm skewers NBA in letter: ‘True heroes like Chris Kyle and Pat Tillman go unnoticed’”

“A Utah company is giving up its suite at Jazz games, citing the players’ decision to kneel during the national anthem. The company, Salt Lake County-based SME Steel Contractors, is asking the NBA franchise to “put a stop to all disrespectful actions during the anthem and remove the Black Lives Matter logo from the arena.”

DoJ would prefer not to… Scott Johnson – “Recalling the treatment the Democrats accorded Barr at that hearing, Boyd declines Nadler’s request.”

Scientific American’s Scientifically Indefensible Biden Endorsement. Laurence Jarvik – “An editorial that begins and ends with lies is, by definition, not credible and unworthy of a purportedly “scientific” journal” … the question is why a formerly reputable magazine would publish such partisan trash.

Blue Truth Matters. Heather Mac Donald, replying to Matthew J. Peterson, “Ending the BLM Revolution” – “The Black Lives Matter movement trades on Americans’ ignorance about the demographics of criminal offending. As long as that ignorance prevails, BLM’s anti-cop narrative will continue destroying the institutions of law and order.” … “The biggest predictor of officer behavior is civilian behavior.”

Jim Caviezel tries to arm Christians for the coming battles in America. Andrea Widburg – “Hollywood types almost invariably debase public discourse. There are exceptions”

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Knowing what’s at stake?

“Whether they support the social causes these protesters claim to represent or not, peaceful onlookers grapple with these actions in bewilderment. What could possess a normal person to commit apparently mindless acts of mob madness like these?” A 1930s Communist Spy Can Help Explain What’s Motivating The Riots, Elle Reynolds – “The answer that former spy Whittaker Chambers gave in 1952 still applies today.”

“Nor should we ignore who, according to Chambers, is at fault. The West, rejecting God in favor of man’s ultimacy, offered men no faith to adhere to but faith in themselves.

The result of such misplaced faith is a self-righteous judgment upon anyone who refuses to join what they believe is a holy cause. It shouts in the faces of those who refuse to raise their fists in solidarity. And more than anything, it reminds us of man’s dire need for a good greater than himself.

Mask Fanatics Have Officially Abandoned Science To Control Your Life, Georgi Boorman – “It’s nothing new for political religions to produce radicals that develop their own sects or cults. This time around, rigid devotion to enforcing mask compliance has produced runaway fanaticism based on nothing but blind faith that more mask-wearing is always better.” … “ — the stronger and more widespread the extremism will grow, and the less influence experts will have over their behavior.”

“This is what happens, however, when scientific standards are abandoned for political goals only loosely tied to public health: Pseudo-scientific fanaticism develops, and its followers are obsessed with gaining compliance, not saving lives. One can draw a straight line from the initial departure from scientific evidence on lockdowns to the current coronavirus extremism, which only increases in intensity as deaths and hospitalizations decline.

This is our world in 2020. Ironically, not even the experts can keep pro-lockdown, pro-mask fanatics from harassing and endangering others. If you want to prevent this reality from becoming permanent, stand up to the bullies and stand firm on the science — including voting out politicians who’ve abandoned science and recalling those who aren’t up for re-election in November.

Americans Against Unconstitutional Mask Mandates, Michelle Malkin – “Masks off. Fight on. This is the American way.” … “Americans yearning to breathe free are waking up from their pandemic stupor. Common sense and constitutional principles, now more than ever, are vital to a sovereign nation’s health.”

The Adverse Effects of Obama’s Executive Order 13583 and the Purge of Generals and Admirals Are Now Obvious, Stu Cvrk – “the 2011 Executive Order 13583 directing “government-wide diversity and inclusion training,” which, by 2020, included the implementation of Marxist critical race theory training in all federal agencies including the US military services.”

Anyone Notice That The Trump Recovery Is Doing Much Better Than Expected? I & I Editorial Board – “the question we have is this: Why do mainstream economists and the press keep getting it wrong? Why do they keep making new dire predictions after their previous ones proved false?”

Knowing what’s at stake, Trump-supporters increasingly refuse to hide in the shadows. William Sullivan – “emerging from the shadows in large numbers, even in places you might not expect.”

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Cringeworthy

President Trump Makes One Sorry Fascist. Jack Cashill – “On every fascist metric, Obama beats Trump by a giant goose step. One could argue that Trump “exalts nation” more than Obama, and that is true, but not “above the individual.” For Obama, like all socialists, national socialists included, the individual was expected to subordinate his interests to those of the state.”

Cringeworthy Study Debunked: There Was No ‘Sturgis Superspreader’ COVID-19 Event. Stephen Green – “In reality, the media prefers to spread COVID-19 panic and disinformation. That’s why for the most part they didn’t apply a critical eye to a study that was ridiculous on the face of it.”

Leftism’s Casual Relationship with the Truth Is Intentional. Roman Skaskiw – “Philosophy professor Stephen Hicks’s excellent little book Explaining Post-Modernism details the many outrageous ideological pivots the radical left has been forced to make over the years to preserve a revolutionary posture, including even its abandonment of the presumption of truth.”

A Collection of Liars. Roger Kimball – “There is nothing at all comical about the implosion of the American media.”

Fact Checking Versus “Fact Checking” In The Trump Era. Jazz Shaw – “one thing to keep an eye on is the level and severity of the fact-checking in question and how it’s applied to the two candidates.” And don’t forget the modifiers and descriptors used in headlines and stories.

The Democrats’ partisan damage. Michael Goodwin – “Future historians will chart the decades-long path of how we got to this perilous point, but they must not ignore the incredible damage done by Democrats’ decision to reject the legitimacy of the Trump presidency.” … “These were the dirtiest tricks imaginable, and they haven’t stopped.”

Warning: What’s Happening in Las Vegas Will Destroy America. Wayne Allyn Root – “I was wrong. It’s easy to destroy Las Vegas, formerly the greatest city on Earth. Just put one dumb, clueless, incompetent liberal with Trump Derangement Syndrome in charge.”

NV Gov. Sisolak: ‘Doesn’t Make Any Sense’ for Trump to Use Protests as Justification for Rallies – I Wish We Had No Large Gatherings at All. Ian Hanchett – “As he’s comparing this to a protest, he’s like a little kid saying, so and so did it. So, I can do it, too.” Clueless.

The Nevada [supposedly] Independent on Trump’s rally: Henderson fines Xtreme Manufacturing $3,000 for hosting 5,600-person Trump rally in violation of state emergency directives, Megan Messerly; Nevada health officials predict uptick in COVID-19 cases following Labor Day weekend crowds, Trump rallies, Megan Messerly – note the ‘predicting’ i.e. FUD mongering; Trump rally-goers on why they took risk to attend Nevada campaign events, favor president amid pandemic, Kristyn Leonard, Tabitha Mueller, Savanna Strott – “Attendees in Northern Nevada were so excited to see the president that they pushed down the security barricade and rushed in to grab a seat around 5 p.m., two hours before Trump’s scheduled speech.” There is a gap between the public and their state government overlords (and these ‘reporters’).

“Between the shuttle buses, blaring music, and jam packed crowds, this overtly patriotic Coachella brought in many supporters hoping for a moment of normalcy in an upended election year, even as health officials braced for the potentially deadly consequences of the masses throwing health precautions to the side.

Look to the Sturgis Panic stories for a comparison and contrast and a real life data reference.

Federal Judge Rules Pennsylvania’s Stay-Home Order Unconstitutional. John Hinderaker – “how can governors issue executive orders closing businesses and directing us to remain in our homes, except as the government permits us occasional outings? What happened to the Constitution? Federal judge William Stickman addressed those questions today,”

Wildfires Will Become Worse Thanks To Decades-Old Liberal Policies, Says Fire Expert Who Predicted Uptick In Blazes. Chris White – “Former President Bill Clinton made a significant change to federal land management nearly 30 years ago that created the conditions necessary for massive wildfires to consume portions of the West Coast, according to one fire expert who predicted the problem years ago.”

It Turns Out a Number of Fires on the West Coast Aren’t Because of ‘Climate Change’. Beth Baumann – “Most of the West Coast – Washington State, Oregon, California, and Idaho – are on fire. While the left is pushing their climate change theory, police are arresting arsonists for sparking these dangerous fires.” … “Regardless of who started these fires or why, these need to be part of the conversation. Automatically attributing wildfires to climate change is irresponsible. And it’s a way for the left to push their Green New Deal agenda.”

You Will Be Re-Educated. Christine Rosen – “Although forms of diversity education and training have been a mandatory part of many workplaces and school curricula over the years, the new reeducation on race requires that its participants not merely attend such trainings but actively parrot the arguments being presented to them.” … “We now live in a world where even noting that inspiring history and those powerful ideas constitutes a racist microaggression. If education is the key to knowledge, and knowledge the path to wisdom, then reeducation of the sort we are seeing now is nothing less than a one-way road to cultural destruction.

The CDC blatantly violates a Trump order regarding Critical Race Theory. Andrea Widburg – “At the beginning of September, the director of the Office of Management and Budget announced that, at President Trump’s direction, all federal agencies would be banned from imposing Critical Race Theory (CRT) on their employees.” … “This an important story because it is a nexus of the issues that brought Trump into the White House in 2016. It’s the story of an out-of-control federal agency that feels that no one — and certainly not the constitutional executive of the United States — has any authority over it.”

‘Proven leader’: More than 200 former military leaders endorse Trump in open letter. Zachary Halaschak – “The group, which includes three retired Air Force generals and five Navy admirals, contends that Trump “has been tested as few other presidents have and is the proven leader to confront these dangers.” … “With the Democratic Party welcoming to socialists and Marxists, our historic way of life is at stake,” the letter says. ”

 

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Starting riots is like starting forest fires.

Huge Nevada Trump Crowd Wants Four More Years, Not A New Normal. David Marcus – “Thousands defied social distancing and masking to celebrate their favorite president in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday night.” … “The news in Nevada is that it is in play.”

Marcus understands the news. The Nevada [supposedly] Independent Megan Messerly doesn’t. Trump rallies thousands of supporters at indoor rally in defiance of state COVID-19 health rules – “Trump stuck significantly more to the facts on a number of Nevada-related issues during the hour-long rally in Henderson after falsely telling supporters in Minden Saturday that Sisolak controls millions of ballots.” The nitpicking fact checking and the moral preening – “Tonight, President Donald Trump is taking reckless and selfish actions that are putting countless lives in danger here in Nevada,” Sisolak said. – are both indicators of blinding bias. There’s even a “He suggested, without evidence, … ” (suggestions need evidence?)

The I & I Editorial Board has two up for thought. Democratic Derangement: Party ‘Games’ A Possible Coup If Trump Wins In November – “what if a loser refuses to acknowledge the results of a free and fair election?”. And Never-Trumpers Need A Lesson In Basic Math – “So let’s acknowledge every complaint that never-Trumpers have about Trump. Their calculus still doesn’t add up.”

“The Democrats are playing with fire, supporting increasingly violent demonstrations against the legitimate government of our country, while pondering illegitimate means to remove Trump from office even if he wins. That’s not an election. It’s called a coup.

America’s Biggest Threat Isn’t Coronavirus, It’s Congress’s Response To It. Chip Roy, Jody Hice, and Andy Biggs – “What Congress is doing, as it always does, is attempting to throw money at the problems that we and state and local legislatures have created.”

FLASHBACK: Black Lives Matter Was Violent From The Start, And Media And Politicians Knew It. Christopher Bedford – “It’s come to this, and won’t end this weekend. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned the shooting Sunday, but still refused to name the organization behind the violence on our streets.”

“It was a murderous terrorist attack, within hours claimed, if not perpetrated, by Black Lives Matter. The shooter is still at large.

These two officers graduated the academy 14 months ago, before Democrat and other leftist politicians once again abandoned them to the mob. Since George Floyd died under arrest, these politicians have chanted Black Lives Matter’s anti-police lies alongside the crowds.

Antifa and BLM, the Democrat party’s stormtroopers. Patricia McCarthy – “When the tactics of Black Lives Matter coincide with the ideology of NPR, Americans should realize that the left has crossed yet another line on the indecency scale.”

“Not surprisingly, taxpayer-funded NPR has supported the not “peaceful protests” for months. They have been touting that ludicrous book that defends looting and the destruction of private property. They regularly use Trump’s words out of context. NPR lost its way long before Trump was elected, but it has been enthusiastically dragged into the anti-Trump fray.

Why taxpayers are forced to subsidize this particular branch of the Democrat party is not a mystery; taxpayers are stooges.

The Democrat party of today is authoritarian, socialist/communist, racist, anti-capitalist, anti-wealth for everyone but themselves, and hypocritical in the extreme.

How Detroit’s Police Chief Saved His City from Black Lives Matter. T.R. Clancy – “Drawing mostly small crowds and desperate for media attention, DWB’s [Detroit Will Breathe, the Motor City’s BLM franchisee] been stifled from the get-go by Chief Craig’s zero-tolerance approach to thugs and looters posing as demonstrators.” This story has all the elements but not the narrative most often seen in the media (like NPR).

“He gets away with his outspoken disrespect for DWB because he has Mayor Duggan’s support (a Democrat!) and understands that Detroiters at large are “fed up” with groups like DWB “fomenting chaos.

Last week’s court order is hardly the judicial rebuke DWB-supporters were hoping for. That’s because it prohibits the use of several non-lethal tactics, but “against any individual peacefully engaging in protest or demonstrations who does not pose a physical threat to the safety of the public or police.”

Craig’s no-negotiation stance with the likes of Detroit Will Breathe, which in essence rejects DWB’s basic premise, is leaving the group toothless — and irrelevant.

Police Shooting of Suspect Charging Officer Armed With a Knife Sets off Rioting in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Shipwreckedcrew – “In the end, it looks like Lancaster BLM/Antifa might have to answer some questions about a “lack of heart” from the pros in Portland, Seattle, and Minneapolis.” … “Tomorrow night will be key. Just like in Kenosha, if BLM/Antifa agitators start arriving from bigger cities like NY, Philly, and Pittsburgh, the protests tomorrow night could be more organized and larger.”

How The 1960s Riots Foreshadow Today’s Communist Weaponization Of Black Pain. Katharine Gorka – “Many would have us believe that the riots and violence sweeping across America’s cities this year are spontaneous. But history and current evidence tell us otherwise.” Starting riots is like starting forest fires.

Cuties and the Moral Gap Between Elites and the Public. Daniel Greenfield – “Netflix was making the same point that NBC and CBS and ABC did in their time. And it has even more capital to play with than they do. Will society shift to accommodate the values embodied by Cuties, as it did in the past?”

Conservatives’ Crushing Counterattack In the Culture War. Kurt Schlichter – “Thanks to Donald Trump, the culture war is back on and instead of General McClellan we have General Patton, and he’s up to RINO-slap a squish.” … “People are furious with Netflix, and it seems as if the Obama-affiliated VOD service was actually stunned that people objected.”

If Masks Work, Why Don’t They WORK? Scott Morefield – “neither the masks nor the lockdown measures every really stopped COVID-19 in its tracks, did they?”

“Bottom line: If the powers-that-be were correct, the areas that took a softer approach to lockdowns and masks would all be suffering immensely, while those with hard lockdowns and mandatory masks would be done with this. Right? So, why is maskless, lockdownless Sweden almost back to normal while Peru, India, Brazil, California and Columbia still languish? Why does this epic Twitter thread, which shows country after country performing horribly after they implemented mask mandates, even exist?

Horowitz: E-MASK-ulation: How we have been lied to so dramatically about masks – “What did the scientific literature say before the issue became political?”

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Election preparation like this is not campaigning, it’s battlespace prep.

New DOJ Documents Show Wholesale Evidence Destruction By Mueller Team. Kylee Zempel – “It seems unlikely that more than a dozen top Mueller officials all put their phones into airplane mode, locked them, and forgot the passwords or “accidentally” wiped their devices.”

Woodward: My Priority Was Getting Trump Smear Out Before Election. Daniel Greenfield – “There’s zero responsibility or journalism here. It’s about power and politics. Journalism, when it comes to Republicans, is just an opposition research op.”

LA County’s Public Health Director says what we suspected about the lockdown. Andrea Widburg – “A Democrat bureaucrat finally said what we all have known to be the truth: The Wuhan virus limitations that Democrat politicians and bureaucrats have imposed on Americans will go away after the election because that was the plan all along.”

Lithium reserves: enough for 1-5 generations of “cars across the world” and nothing else. Lubos Motl –This is a high school level look at the fundamental issues with electric cars and batteries of the sort that can be used to understand why many fantasies about energy are just that.

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Anticipating antics

Is BLM The Mask Behind Which The Oligarchs Operate? Mike Whitney – “What do “Critical Race Theory”, “The 1619 Project”, and Homeland Security’s “White Supremacist” warning tell us about what’s going on in America today?” Conspiracy theories are generally escapist but this one has a lot of meat on its bones.

The Democrats’ Upcoming Theft of the 2020 Election. Donald N. Finley – “The characters in the play are all familiar names: George Soros; Bill and Melinda Gates; traitorous NeverTrumps like John Kasich, Bill Kristol, and Michael Steele; and the Clinton Cabal, including John Podesta and Donna Brazile.”

Reno airport authority: Planned Trump rally ‘may not proceed,’ violates state’s 50-person limit on public gatherings; Megan Messerly – “Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said in a statement that the president still plans to travel to Nevada on Saturday and Sunday as planned and that “additional details will be announced soon.”

At least four groups mounting separate campaigns in difficult quest to recall Sisolak. Riley Snyder, Tabitha Mueller, Savanna Strott – “The divided effort to recall Sisolak could complicate the already tenuous path required to qualify a recall against the governor, as voters can sign more than one petition but individual recall efforts are not allowed to combine signature totals.” Meanwhile, the hubris continues to leak from the Governor’s office.

The Democrat Election Plan: Chaos. Kenneth R. Timmerman – “The threat is real, and it’s coming. Big time.” … “I saw first-hand many of the tactics that a former Democrat Party election operative recently revealed in a stunning insider’s account published by the New York Post.” … “I look at these tactics and much more in my new book, The Election Heist, which I wrote to prepare you for what could happen this November.” … “And these are just the threats we know of, that have already been used by Democrat operatives, sometimes leading to federal prosecutions and convictions.”

Expect Democrat Shenanigans, But Don’t Panic. Kurt Schlichter – “Prepare. Work to get out the patriotic American vote. If we’re ready maybe this won’t descend into the chaos I describe in my novel/unintended documentary People’s Republic.” … “remember, there are time limits and procedures and we Republicans do have poll and count watchers (consider volunteering!).” … “The best thing for us is to ensure our people go out and vote in-person.”

There is something very wrong with some in the top ranks of America’s military. Andrea Widburg – “With Bob Woodward’s anti-Trump book about to be published, the media is focusing entirely on the easily debunked claim that Trump mishandled the Wuhan virus by “lying” to the American people. What the media is ignoring, however, is a much more serious claim, which is that former Secretary of Defense General James Mattis plotted to overthrow Trump and his administration. This fact, if true, supports my long-time fear about the damage Obama inflicted on the upper echelons of the Pentagon.”

Today in Fake News. Steven Hayward – “Normally “avoiding a public panic” would be a reason for praise, but people afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome can’t help themselves.”

What’s going on with the Durham investigation, if anything? Andrea Widburg – “Judicial Watch’s founder Tom Fitton thinks that conservatives are being scammed.” … “What changed that plan was the lockdown, … perhaps Barr is waiting to see how the election turns out. … that’s another reason to get out and vote – in person – for Donald Trump.”

Carter Page’s Book Shows How The Left Will Ruin Patriots To Get Power. Margot Cleveland – “It isn’t Carter Page who should be apologizing to his family for what they’ve gone through. It’s the Crossfire Hurricane team, the members of the special counsel team, and the press.”

Byron York On Why Washington And The Media Are Obsessed With Trump. The Federalist Staff – “Despite the evidence proving that the allegations about Russia and Trump were wrong, York says many on the left and in the media are holding onto the accusations, writing books, and continuing to perpetuate the false collusion narrative.”

The Nobel For Trump? Committee Could Restore Its Credibility By Giving Him The Peace Prize. I & I Editorial Board – “Despite his authentic achievements, Trump won’t be awarded the Peace Prize, even if his record would help the committee clean up its tarnished reputation.” The negativity is based on the recent history of the Nobel committee.

Don’t Blame Climate Change For Raging Wildfires, Blame Bad Management. Krystina Skurk – “Despite common sense, the historic record, and scientific evidence, leftist environmentalists would fight and protest for a utopia we will never see, all while the world burns.” Did you catch that story about how they are thinking about Indigenous fire stewardship (or see Cool Burns)? Fantasy couples with anti-Western Culture and ignorance to provide a model for management improvements? Calling it “indigenous” rather than established western science based forestry research sounds so much better. “Examples of the government’s despotic enforcement of unreasonable environmental policies are numerous in Australia.” – and California. [indigenous is ‘set fire and run’. It is western science that prepares, plans, and evaluates risks]

Football’s Been Back For Weeks With No ‘Super Spreader’ Events Yet. Hutson Mason – “Evidence shows schools are maintaining a mostly ‘COVID-19 free’ bubble for players. So, enjoy your football, America! After 2020, you’ve earned it.” Like Sturgis, there’s no ‘there’ there and the propagandists are spinning dervishes. … “The devil is in the details. Yet somehow, the details are continuously excluded when the data reflects that we should be having football season.”

Citizens Stop Spanish Police From Arresting Woman For Not Wearing Mask. Paul Joseph Watson – “A protest in Madrid against Spain’s coronavirus laws, which require people to wear face masks everywhere, both inside and outside, drew thousands of demonstrators on Saturday.”

Democrats’ Opposition To A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Lives. Jonathan S. Tobin – “Distrust of a coronavirus vaccine released by Trump fuels anti-vaxxer sentiment that will hinder efforts to eradicate the disease even if Biden is elected.” … “Democrats love to claim to be “the party of science!” but it is they who are acting like science deniers.”

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Kritarchs. The guardians at the gate seem to asleep (or drugged?)

America’s Reign Of Judges Has Left Us With An Unrecognizable Constitution. Michael Anton – “Judges who can find no support in law for the outcome they want resort to their own personal sense of morality to achieve their desired result.” … “It’s more precise to say that modern American judges are a vital node of the neoliberal oligarchy who exercise far more power than they ought to have, in ways the founders never intended.”

Mark Tapscott at Instapundit has this: “COPLAND DISASSEMBLES AMERICA’S RULING CLASS: Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow James Copland’s new book, “The Unelected: How An Unaccountable Elite Is Governing America,” is getting and fully deserves outstanding reviews like this one by Law & Liberty’s Mark Pulliam.”

Repairing the Rule of Law: An Agenda for Post-Trump Reform. Paul Rosenzweig, Vishnu Kannan – this is an illustration of the depths to which TDS can take otherwise thinking people. The cites of Trump malfeasance all apply to his predecessor, not Trump. The attempt to make tax returns public is indicative as these are reviewed by civil authorities (e.g. the IRS) and the attempt to strip this President naked is an exercise in voyeurism, not political opinion. The invoking of emergency powers is also an interesting divergence from reality.

3 Crucial Breakdowns In Journalistic Standards That Explain The Atlantic’s Trump Political Hit Piece. Christopher Bedford – “So what exactly did The Atlantic and its legions of friends do wrong here, and why can’t we believe its claims about President Trump’s fallen soldier comments on its face?” … Sources … Confirmation Bias … Echo Chamber.

“All of these, however, lead to a major problem in corporate media: an unskeptical belief the president is a bad man who must be defeated has led to discarding an ever-growing number of essential journalistic practices. It’s the reason more and more Americans don’t trust their media — and it’s a good one.

Pre-Election Dirty Tricks: Ignore, Refute, or Pivot? Julie Kelly – “Democratic campaign operatives disguised as very serious journalists are promising new bombshells over the coming weeks.”

“It sounds unlikely but the most appalling instance of journalistic malpractice last week was not when The Atlantic published anonymous allegations that President Trump disparaged American troops behind closed doors—it was Joe Biden’s so-called press conference following another shaky, rambling, and dishonest speech disguised as a “campaign event.”

Undoubtedly, more anonymous sources with more unproven accusations will surface;

the question we must ask—and answer—is how much attention should we give these hyperbolic claims?

Neo, 2020 America: It’s Orwell crossed with Lewis Carroll, cites commenter Barry Meislin: “What is fascinating /curious/nauseating — and yes, scary — is that so many liberal, decent, caring, ethical, moral, bright, talented, sophisticated and intelligent people have been persuaded that this is what must be done. Have bought the finely-wrought lies, the “moral imperative” — the EVIL — of those who wish to do all this hook, line, and sinker.”

““Why wouldn’t they want to know what the other side is saying?” she asked me. My answer to her was that this was the difference that made her unusual. I said that in my opinion most people don’t want to know, don’t want to hear, don’t want to have their belief system challenged by anything that could threaten it.

She is different; she wants to know. I don’t know what causes that difference, but I certainly notice it.

The Biden Slime Operation. Conrad Black – “This is the Democratic canon: malicious lies supported by stupid lies and disseminated to the world by the morally bankrupt, reflexively partisan Trump-hating media.” … “In terms of political ethics and tactics, the Democrats have hit rock bottom.” … “the odium of the incident is magnified by the fact that it was clearly staged in a tight sequence coordinated between the Biden campaign and its most rabid media partisans.”

Vindman, Not Whistleblower, Was Driving Force Behind Impeachment. Mollie Hemingway – “New book shows how Lt. Col. Alex Vindman was the real instigator of the Ukraine investigation that formed the pretext for Democrats’ impeachment of President Trump.” So many who stood by, or even assisted, the runaway freight train going down grade …

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