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Upsy Daisy – It’s a wild ride it is

CSN&Y comes back to the surface with other sixties idioms as the loose minded riot in crime rationalized by political shanigans. Liberty lost worries just a few. Reset is in a feedback loop.

Ed Driscoll at Instapundit — MATT TAIBBI: What Happened to the “Question Authority” Era? Discussion with Author Walter Kirn.

Pandora’s Box and the Innocence of Children. Jonathan Lange — “There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.”

Letters From Union Pacific Police To The DA’s Office Reveal The Real Reason Why We Have Massive Sea Of Stolen Packages Laying On Railroad Tracks Around Our Country – No MSM Coverage.   Bruce Hoenshell — “a little help from the DA would be nice, because t seems that “woke” and “progressive” policies are the real reason why we have these raids on the trains!”

The Democrats Are Attempting A Coup By Lawfare. Wolf Howling — “One way to conduct a coup is to control who can run for elected office.”

Yes, Virginia, the January 6 ‘insurrection’ exists. Lewis Dovland — “and has for a century. But it’s not what the left and the mainstream media have identified.”

We Are All Domestic Terrorists Now. Julie Kelly — “Whether it’s Paul Hodgkins or Mitch McConnell, Democrats like Joe Biden consider all detractors an enemy of the country.” … “facts don’t matter, only the pursuit of power”

“We’re Breaking Her, Keep Going”: ACLU Strategist Issues Chilling Tweet Against Sinema. Jonathan Turley — “What is most notable about Michelsen’s attack (like the diatribes of President Biden) is that they are clearly not working to intimidate these senators. Yet, activists still want to continue against them because they can. The age of rage gives them license to hate and harass. That is enough to “keep it up” in harassing those who hold opposing views.”

Is Ray Epps the Key? John Green — “Is Ray Epps the key to uncovering a deep state conspiracy that many of us have suspected for years?  With what we have witnessed with Midyear Exam, Crossfire Hurricane, the Whitmer Kidnapping, the 2020 election, and now the January 6 “insurrection,” it has become obvious that our government is not that of a healthy functioning democratic republic.”

VA Governor Glenn Youngkin Overturns Mandates and Takes on Critical Race Theory Immediately Upon Taking Office. Kira Davis

Denial Of Natural Immunity In CMS Vaccine Mandate “Unprecedented In Modern History”: Scott Atlas. Allen Zhong and Jan Jekielek via The Epoch Times — “The ruling also disagrees with the dozens of red states who said that CMS failed to consider the benefits of natural immunity.”

Our Post-COVID Loss of Liberty. William Sullivan — “This isn’t a far-fetched hypothetical, and this is a serious question: if our government can do all of that in an effort to manage the distribution of healthcare services, what can’t the government do to manage it?”

 

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Checking the boxes in political divisiveness

a pandemic euphemism; political divides clear; President oath on Constitution? checking boxes; dangerous presumption in commerce; SCOTUS skirts.

Politicizing COVID-19 From the Start. Victor Davis Hanson — “Political frenzy was inevitable since the SARS-CoV-2 virus may have escaped from a level-4 security virology lab in Wuhan, China. … Western elites, in response, feared that their own lucrative investments in China would be jeopardized by such disclosures — and so acted accordingly in defending Beijing.”

Politicizing the pandemic is a euphemism. In truth, thousands of Americans have died needlessly because of weaponized disinformation about China’s culpability, vaccines, useful drugs, lockdowns, racial preferences, and long-care facilities.

Bless Their Little Authoritarian Hearts: Democrats Support Punishing the Unvaccinated. Stacey Lennox — “the poll finds that most Democrat voters support vaccine mandates, and many want punitive measures against those who haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccine. – The partisan divide is painfully obvious in the result”

If the corporate media really wants us to believe that COVID has not caused a mass Formation Psychosis, they might want to start dumping facts and reality into the heads of their Democrat viewers. Because promoting punitive, authoritarian policies that violate Americans’ fundamental rights is patently insane. Especially over a virus that everyone, vaccinated or unvaccinated, is going to get according to their favorite bureaucrat, Dr. Fauci.

The dangerous assumption people are making about the COVID shots. Leann Horrocks — “An awful lot of people are making a very dangerous assumption about the COVID-19 jabs: that the manufacture of them is pristine.”

The Supreme Court got it right on private employer mandates. Andrea Widburg — “When OSHA issued a vaccine mandate aimed at all companies with 100 or more employees, every federal judge in America should have known that it was a severe case of bureaucratic overreach.”

The Supreme Court’s Ruling On Vaccine Mandates Is Frighteningly Weak. Margot Cleveland — “The question is, why? Also, why did Gorsuch’s concurrence in the OSHA case only garner three votes, including his own?”

White House Calls on Businesses to Ignore Supreme Court Decision on Vaccination and Force the Vaccine Mandate Regardless of Constitutional Merit. Sundance

The View from the Cheat Seats. Tony Perkins — “For Joe Biden, the Atlanta speech checked all the boxes: a handful of out-of-context Bible verses (check), wild historical inaccuracies (check), gratuitous references to Jan. 6 (check), the abandonment of another decades-long political view (check), and a general shaming of any American who thinks consensus and honesty ought to be part of our governing structure.”

Never Trumpers Get Savaged by Americans After They Show Biden Remorse. Nick Arama — “You helped get us into this mess, which we all now have to deal with. Don’t you dare act upset with anything Biden says now.”

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From MLK to Ray Epps with a stop for Fauci

The nature of the human animal; the rusty hulk of a political ship is taking on water; #BareShelvesBiden is trending; new rules and consequences; Kazakh surfaces as another Biden scandal; MLK known by the fruit it bears; empire and history distortions noticed; Ray Epps and more government corruption; COViD FUD.

An Orthodox Rabbi Writes That People Are Basically Good — Judaism Is in Trouble. Dennis Prager — “This is one of the most foolish and dangerous ideas of the secular world. No Abrahamic religion — not Judaism, not Christianity, not Islam — asserts that people are basically good. This notion is a product of the secular age and a major reason for the moral confusion that characterizes our era.”

The Sinking Ship of the Democratic-Media Alliance. Conrad Black — “The Democratic-media alliance gambled everything on 2020 but in corrupting democracy in the name of protecting the country from an enemy of democracy, they tied themselves to a sinking ship.” — “The Democrats can’t sell the bunk that January 6 was an “insurrection;” they can’t wish away concerns about the integrity of the 2020 election.”

Although Trump had a successful administration—practically eliminating illegal immigration, unemployment, and oil imports, shaping up the Western alliance, and deterring China, North Korea, and Iran from the endless provocations they had inflicted on previous presidents—it was impossible for him to defend himself against conditions created by the COVID pandemic and magnified by the Trump-hating media. For good measure, the Democrats seized the opportunity created by the pandemic, to alter election and vote-counting laws in the six swing states they focused on (Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin).  … 

The Democrats, along with America and the world, are now stuck with the most incompetent administration in the country’s history. … 

The Democratic media have been exposed as morally bankrupt in their rabid partisanship and dishonesty. 

The Biden Variant — Not Omicron — Is Behind The Shortages Everywhere. I & I Editorial Board — “#BareShelvesBiden is trending on Twitter, shoppers are sharing pictures of empty store shelves, and the media are being forced – however reluctantly – to report that shortages are actually a worsening problem.” — “Unfortunately, far too many voters were duped into believing that Biden was competent, or at least more competent than President Trump. And now we’re all paying the price for their gullibility.”

Hollywood’s New Rules. Peter Kiefer and Peter Savodnik — “The old boys club is dead. But a new one—with its own litmus tests and landmines—is rapidly replacing it. ‘This is all going to end in a giant class-action lawsuit.’

My Breakup Letter To The Salvation Army. Ace of Spades — “Conservative media has given much coverage recently to The Salvation Army’s heartbreaking embrace of critical race theory. … Unsurprisingly, donations plummeted this Christmas season…. The evaporation of financial support speaks more strongly than any written words, but I also felt it necessary to personally write The Salvation Army to let them know of my disappointment and disgust as I suspend further financial contributions to this once great charity. This is the letter I sent to the local Salvation Army commander last month.”

Bombshell ZH Reporting On Kazakh Situation. Mark Wauck — “Direct Links To Hunter And Zhou?” — “Kazakh Security Chief Arrested For Treason Was “Close Friends” With Bidens” — “People want to know whether he did that at the behest of Zhou. Certainly the Russians will say so—and why not, given the aggressive US moves and rhetoric of the past months?”

Time to Re-Evaluate the Legacy of Martin Luther King. Vince Everett Ellison — “After finding evidence that the “man of God” and “moral conscience of our nation,” the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., participated in the rape of a parishioner, engaged in numerous sex orgies, received cash payments from known communists, and admitted that he was a Marxist, King biographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Garrow wrote of King, “There is no question that a profoundly painful reckoning and reconsideration inescapably awaits.” — “This reckoning should happen because Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement have failed Black people.”

In explaining how to recognize a false prophet, Jesus said, “A tree is known by the fruit it bears.”  He said you cannot get bad fruit from a good tree.  The fruits of the Black community, almost unanimously, are rotten to the core.

Alone at the Twilight of Empire. Jesse Russell — “Thomas Jefferson famously reminded those Americans who dismissed the Amerindians they were in the process of subjugating as irredeemably savage that their own Northern European ancestors were likewise considered irredeemably savage by the Romans who had conquered them.” — “Gilley’s book, titled The Last Imperialist: Sir Alan Burns’ Epic Defense of the British Empire is a crushing broadside against the left-wing celebration of de-colonialization.” — “rational, documented arguments for colonialism do not matter in a time in which the criterion for correctness is no longer truth and the standard for rightness is not justice but rather the will to power and violence.”

Who Is Ray Epps?’ Cruz Grills FBI on Involvement in Jan. 6. Nick Arama — “Jill Sanborn, executive assistant director of the FBI’s National Security Branch was testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. That’s when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) asked some very good questions to which she didn’t have a response.”

We’re having a lot of fun testimony in Congress today that’s very informative.

We saw Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) ending Dr. Anthony Fauci, finishing him off with a picture for the ages which he, Fauci, provided. Then there was Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) who is also a doctor like Paul, who grilled Fauci over the DARPA report and the gain of function lie. Fauci had another huge meltdown and, again, had to be rescued by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), who claimed she wasn’t going to allow “personal attacks.” Getting at the truth is now a “personal attack” to Democrats — when it might expose things.

But the Biden team had another big problem today; it wasn’t just Fauci being exposed.

The FBI refuses to deny any involvement in events on January 6. Andrea Widburg — “The three most disturbing questions involve Ray Epps, the missing “restricted area” signs and fences, and the Scaffold Commander.”

The January 6th Committee Releases an Incredibly Odd Statement After Ted Cruz Asks About Ray Epps. Bonchie — “he interest in Epps stems from two things. One, he was caught on video inciting people to riot and break into the Capitol Building. He was also on the Capitol grounds that day. Two, Epps was suddenly removed from the FBI’s most-wanted list, and to this day, no explanation at all for that move has been given. The implication there is obvious, i.e. that Epps was an informant and had used his position to actively encourage violence for the FBI.”

The Likely Cause of the Media Blackout on Imploding Whitmer Kidnapping Plot. Julie Kelly — “It is impossible to report on the Whitmer case without connecting it to January 6. So rather than do its job, the national news media is completely ignoring this sensational story.”

Ashli Babbitt’s murderer exonerated in disgraceful official investigation. Thomas Lifson — “American cities burned when a career criminal named George Floyd died in police custody while on a lethal dose of fentanyl.  But Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was shot to death by a senior Capitol Police officer — a lieutenant — with a troubling history and was exonerated by an official investigation without even being interviewed. … Because Ms. Babbitt was the wrong race and of the wrong political persuasion, there is no fanning the flames of resentment, no riots, and no justice for Ashli Babbitt and her family.”

Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan step forward to fight Pelosi’s Jan. 6 witch hunt. David Zukerman — “A comment in the amicus brief goes to the heart of this matter.  “For Executive Privilege to fulfill its intended purpose of allowing full and free communication among Presidential advisors, it must be able to survive a party change in the Presidency and a hostile Congress.” 

Fauci wriggles like a fish on a hook when questioned about DARPA. Andrea Widburg — “On Monday, Project Veritas released documents showing that an organization called EcoHealth Alliance approached the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (AKA DARPA) seeking funding for its research into SARS viruses in rats, only to be turned down because of DARPA’s gain of function concerns.” … “Major Murphy’s summary …  I’ll focus on two points. … The first is that, since April 2020, it’s been known within the government that both ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine are curatives because of how they interact with the virus’s engineered spike protein.  I happen to believe that the administrative state, Democrat party, and media (but I repeat myself) quashed this information, first to destroy Trump’s re-election chances and then to maintain steady pressure on Americans to conform to the jab regime.”

Our COVID-19 Research Summary – 2021. Fred Lipfert — “Is the Pandemic Ebbing, Or Still Menacing the Careless? COVID-19 Status Update.” — “The published literature on COVID now exceeds 211,000 papers, books, and documents, which include: 22,866 observational studies, 19,591 reviews, 1496 meta-analyses and 781 randomized control trials. These publications comprise the backdrop for our research and writing. The project began in the spring of 2020 based on a limited source of cumulative COVID-19 data and has broadened considerably. Here is what we have learned.”

Rollout Of The COVID Antivirals: Clown Show #2. Josh Bloom — “Finally, there are antiviral drugs that will keep people with COVID out of the hospital (and the morgue). But, good luck getting a prescription if you should need it. The FDA has pretty much guaranteed that this will be almost impossible. Here’s why.”

‘Woke’ Scientific American Goes Anti-GMO. Cameron English — “Scientific American’s descent from respected publication to ideological tabloid is nearly complete. The magazine is now promoting anti-GMO activism under the guise of “social justice.”

 

 

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Omissions, evasions, hysteria, psychosis, hot winds.

Value systems need consistency and they need some effort to rise above stupidity and ignorance.VDH describes. Zinn and the 1619 offspring get a review. The J6 narrative and its major players are questioned. Molne must be on target of the flak is any measure. Hinderaker cites physics versus the energy irrationality.

What Makes Riots, Conspiracies, Cabals, and Insurrections ‘Good’ or ‘Bad’? Victor Davis Hanson — “Shut up and keep quiet; that is all ye need to know.” … “good is a Congress going to unprecedented lengths to destroy an effective president with a successful record. Bad is a Congress impotently attempting to block a failed president with a catastrophic record. ”

The Disgraceful Howard Zinn. Michael Burlingame — “Howard Zinn’s polemical history of the United States is distorted, manipulative, and dishonest.” … “Mary Grabar’s Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation against America performs a valuable service by examining Zinn’s polemical volume and revealing “just how distorted, manipulative, and plain dishonest” it truly is.”

Exporting Our Worst Product: Wokeness. A.J. Rice — “Something America ought to export to other — more normal — societies? Because it’s been such a success in America? Like Crystal Pepsi and the Ford Edsel?”

Fact checker misstates facts at The Washington Post promoting a January 6 narrative. DC Observer — “If The Washington Post fact checker articles continue to omit pertinent information for its readers, then the mainstream media will continue to be distrusted and viewed as the propaganda wing of the Democrat party.”

Disgraced FBI No. 2 Andrew McCabe Calls For Feds To Treat ‘Mainstream’ Conservatives Like Domestic Terrorists. Evita Duffy — “Sadly, McCabe’s dishonest version of January 6 is happily accepted by the academic elites who invited him Thursday night. His frighteningly despotic views and policy prescriptions will likely be accepted and implemented by his young listeners.”

More coincidences in Georgia: Some counties destroyed videos that could showcase ballot-harvesting. Monica Showalter — “Good luck investigating ballot-harvesting in Georgia’s 2020 election.”

What actually happened on January 6, 2021? John F. Di Leo — “For a year now, there has been a constant drumbeat in the press about January 6, 2020.  It went into overdrive this past week.” … “There are important questions…but for a solid year, the courts dismissed challenges on technicalities, and the press has condescendingly dismissed allegations as “disproven” when in fact the charges have never been given a chance to be proven or disproven.”

Leftist Supreme Court Justices Abandoned The Law And Made Up Facts. Ted Noel, M.D. — “In Supreme Court arguments on the OSHA COVID Vaccination Mandate case, the “Wise Latina” revealed at least Sixth Degree Stupidity for all to see.” … “All this hysteria derives from the near-complete suppression of scientific facts from the public square.”

The Supreme Court and Congress Humiliate Themselves. Clarice Feldman — “Two important cases came before the Supreme Court this week and, in Congress, the Nancy Pelosi Reichstag Fire Revisited was being played out. In both cases, these bodies deserved our disrespect for their violation of established norms and display of ignorance.”

Here’s the Fact Check on Mike Pompeo That Was Too Much Even for Some Liberal Media Members. Matt Vespa — “There is nothing but bad news when it comes to Joe Biden and the Democrats, so some in the media decided to fact check Mike Pompeo…for losing weight?” … “Frankly, the overarching theme here is that it’s really none of your business, Kansas City Star. Who cares? Mr. Pompeo is healthier. Does that give you agita? It would have been best just to leave this space blank”

Claims of ‘Mass Formation Psychosis’ Set the Left’s Hair on Fire. Bonchie — “the fact that millions of Americans have been driven into some level of mental instability regarding COVID-19 has been apparent.” … “The AP couldn’t be missing the point harder if they tried. The idea behind mass formation psychosis is not that people are literally hypnotized, i.e., as you’d see in the movies where someone crows like a rooster and stops smoking. Rather, it’s a way to express the collective irrationality being shown by millions of people who will literally do anything to try to “stop the spread,” no matter how ineffective the measures being promoted are.”

Mass Formation Psychosis. The Madness of Crowds. And The End Of Progressive America. William A. Jacobson — “Hope in the midst of despair. But first, things will fall apart, so get ready.” … “I am familiar with, and often quote, Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, by Charles Mackay (1841, revision 1852)(emphasis added):” … “So there you have it. Mass Formation Psychosis. The Madness of Crowds. And The End Of The Progressive March Through Institutions. All connected somehow. Hope in the midst of despair.”

Why Doesn’t Google Want You to Know About ‘Mass Formation Psychosis’? Ethan Reese — “if someone were searching for “mass formation psychosis,” certainly Malone’s article would appear at the top, right? … It appears Bing and Yahoo may think so. But Google, perhaps not so much.”

How Bad Is the Data on COVID? New Numbers From New York Provide Insight. Stacy Lennox — “To competently manage any situation, accurate information is a requirement. … Unfortunately, it is becoming more apparent that the corporate media and public health officials have subjected us to inaccurate data and word games for the last two years.” … “For almost two years, political leaders have governed many Americans’ lives using imprecise, misleading, and sometimes deceptive data. It is impossible to believe that, in the nation that gave birth to Big Tech, our healthcare agencies could not collect accurate data with appropriate privacy controls.”

Early Outpatient COVID Treatment – Why is There Still no Plan? Brian C. Joondeph, M.D. — “For most infections, early treatment is imperative to prevent late complications.” … “COVID has been with us for almost two years and yet there are still not officially and medical establishment endorsed outpatient treatment protocols to keep infected individuals out of hospitals” … “What we are doing is the same thing over and over again, expecting different results, when reality says otherwise. What’s that the definition of?”

“The Drug Does Not Appear to Qualify for Release” – EXCLUSIVE: Post Office Holds Woman’s Foreign Shipment of Ivermectin at the Request of the FDA. Jim Hoft — “Despite all the stories, testimonies, and studies showing Ivermectin as effective early treatment of COVID-19, the Food and Drug Administration has refused to authorize the drugs — that have been saving lives for decades– for Covid treatment”

 

 When The Wind Doesn’t Blow. John Hinderaker — “The political push to transform our electrical grid into reliance on “renewable” wind and solar energy keeps running into the laws of physics. The laws of physics are going to win, but the economic carnage in the meantime will be terrible.” … “On energy, we are in a race against time. We need to inform voters before the lavishly-funded “green” energy lobby destroys our electrical grid and our economy, at great profit to them but at ruinous loss to the rest of us.”

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The utility of the lie in creating a false reality

a dystopian science fiction novel. SCOTUS clown show competing with the Congress J6 fooforaw. no justification for he obscenity. 

What Is the Great Reset? Michael Rectenwald — “It can be traced at least as far back as the inception of the WEF, originally founded as the European Management Forum, in 1971.” … “In addition to being promoted as a response to COVID, the Great Reset is promoted as a response to climate change.” … “As if the economic and governmental resets were not dramatic enough, the technological reset reads like a dystopian science fiction novel. “

The specific phrase “Great Reset” came into general circulation over a decade ago, with the publication of a 2010 book, The Great Reset, by American urban studies scholar Richard Florida. Written in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Florida’s book argued that the 2008 economic crash was the latest in a series of Great Resets—including the Long Depression of the 1870s and the Great Depression of the 1930s—which he defined as periods of paradigm-shifting systemic innovation. ….

… Because the goals of the Great Reset depend on the obliteration not only of free markets, but of individual liberty and free will, it is, perhaps ironically, unsustainable. Like earlier attempts at totalitarianism, the Great Reset is doomed to ultimate failure. That doesn’t mean, however, that it won’t, again like those earlier attempts, leave a lot of destruction in its wake­—which is all the more reason to oppose it now and with all our might. 

Jordan Peterson says Joe Rogan beats ratings of legacy media because ‘he doesn’t lie’. Matthew Miller — “”That’s because he doesn’t lie. Or talk down to his audience. Or manipulate for his own narrow advantage,” Peterson tweeted.”

The Battle of Cowpens highlights our disgraceful National Park Service. Wolf Howling — “It is run by progressives playing COVID kabuki theatre to limit access to the parks, and it partners with partisan tech giants to control information.  Like so many of today’s federal agencies, they need to be dismantled, the ground where their offices stood needs to be salted, and the organization rebuilt from the ground up.  In particular, NPS’s plans for the 221st anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens are an obscenity.” … “Bottom line: There is no justification for what NPS is doing with our history. ”

Even SCOTUS leftists have to lie to further the left’s Wuhan virus narrative. Trevor Thomas — “Make no mistake about it: leftists lie.  This is especially true of leftists in politics and the media.” … “If you’re going to lie to further a narrative, you should at least be good at it — especially if you’re sitting on the highest court in the land.  This was indeed an embarrassing effort by the lying left! … Chief Justice Roberts has fretted about the Court maintaining its prestige and non-political status.  After the lies and outright buffoonery yesterday, I will never look at the Court the same way.  The damage to its standing is gigantic and irreversible for the foreseeable future.” 

Leftist Supreme Court justices are trying to legislate their ignorance. Andrea Widburg — “After reading about Friday’s Supreme Court hearing the power of federal agencies to impose far-reaching vaccine mandates, a friend asked me how Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor could be so completely ignorant about COVID. … the accurate answer is that leftist Supreme Court justices care nothing about the law.  They view themselves as an unelected legislature and are guided by their personal fears. … They’ve made it plain that, to protect themselves, they’re willing to ignore the Constitution; make policy from the bench; and, along the way, destroy America.”

The public isn’t buying the Democrats’ Jan. 6 ‘narrative’ foofaraw, poll shows. Monica Showalter — “Democrats have put on a political extravaganza for the voters around the events of Jan. 6.” … “In a way, it’s stupidity, given that they are so out of step with the wishes of voters.  But obtaining power by cheating now seems to be how they get things done, so it doesn’t bother them.  It may work for a while, but these polls show that voters are on to them.  They can’t cheat if the margins are big, and polls show that they are big.”

Political violence and Trump’s reactions on January 6, 2021. Jonathan Cohen — “January 6 is a complicated story.  For the Democrats, it is a Reichstag Fire moment, a chance to pulverize their political opposition.  For the Republicans, it is an awkward story because while they don’t approve of the violence that took place that day, they do believe they were taken to the cleaners by Democrat operatives who used the pandemic as an excuse to completely change the way we vote in order to alter the outcome of the election.” … “The truth is that Trump told his supporters to be peaceful.  … He clearly did nothing illegal.  What he refused to agree with was that the anger of the demonstrators was unwarranted.  He has refused to call them traitors or declare that their anger was unjustified.”

Riots, Then And Now. John Hinderaker — “The 2017 riot was, what? 1,000 times as destructive as the January 6, 2021 riot? 10,000 times as destructive? And yet none of the rioters sat in jail for a year awaiting trial.”

Why are Caucasians Vanisihing in TV Commercials? Jacob Fraden — “Caucasians are still in the majority, but now on TV and the Internet, they are swept under the rug like trash. … So why do advertisers ignore the long-standing rules of marketing, and to the detriment of their own financial interests, fill the media space with content that displaces and degrades its biggest market segment?”

So what are we to do? I am not calling anyone to the barricades but only ask: Don’t live by lies. The least any of us can do today is not participate in lies of the CRT and other political correctness: not watch their movies, not read their newspapers, not vote for the conformist candidates, not support them financially, and certainly never buy anything that in a politically correct manner is singing and dancing on a TV or computer screen.

We Need More ‘Toxic Masculinity’. Armando Simón — “Nature doesn’t ask your permission; it doesn’t care about your wishes, or whether you like its laws or not. You’re obliged to accept it as it is, and consequently all its results as well.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky,

 

 

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The scales have a thumb on them

Cop or actor? It makes a difference before the bench. The chickens of the 60’s are coming home. The real insurrection is behind the curtain. Indoctrination and propaganda in flood.

Equal Justice? Contrasting Potter and Baldwin. John Green — “a powerful illustration of the missing element in our criminal justice system.  Prosecutors are granted broad discretion in who they charge, so that they may consider the totality of circumstances and provide something that the literal interpretation of laws can’t — justice.  But the Potter and Baldwin cases show just how far astray from that goal our systems have wandered.” … “Kim Potter is going to jail, and Alec Baldwin will probably be stumping for more gun control.  How’s that for justice?”

A Mistrust That’s Been Brewing For A Half-Century. Patrick Garry — “During the 1960s and 1970s, the political left waged an endless war on the alleged corruption of government and the leadership elite.  The 1960s political revolution preached mistrust of government and all governing establishments.”

The Real Insurrection: The BLM Riots. Jeffrey Lord — “What is particularly telling about the hysteria over January 6 is that infinitely worse riots took place across America in 2020 — a series of genuine and dcidedly violent insurrections in the name of Black Lives Matter — and there is nary an investigation in sight.” … “Much hysteria is about to roll out as January 6 of 2022 dawns. All of it is a reminder that the January 6 Committee is really a corrupt and massive abuse of power”

 

Corporate Media’s Jan. 6 Anniversary Coverage Is All About Silencing Republicans. John Daniel Davidson — “Equating the U.S. Capitol riot with GOP efforts to reform election laws is a way to avoid honest debate over the latter.”

When Government Uses The Private Sector As Agents Of Censorship. I & I Editorial Board — “we know Democrats are using private companies to censor speech they don’t like, and any discussion that threatens their plans to accumulate ever more political power. This is not America, more like Amerika.” … “This is chilling in a country that fought a bloody revolution, in part to be able to criticize those in authority and to speak freely without fear of being punished by government. But only to those who believe in free speech. The left is warmed to its cold bones by its ability to use the private sector to censor speech it doesn’t like, and words that threaten its lust for power.”

Joy Reid Show Tells Blatant Lie About the Death of Officer Brian Sicknick. Nick Arama — “We’ve seen Twitter seemingly jump at the chance to kick Republicans off of its platform for the excuse of “misinformation.” Yet, there’s a boatload of out-and-out lies that are pedaled by those on the left and in liberal media daily — and Twitter doesn’t seem to give a darn about those.” … “In the position that Reid is in with a show on a major news network, this is completely irresponsible to still be spreading this lie and needs to be corrected. I don’t hold out hope for it though”

Attainting Trump. Editorial of The New York Sun — “The Constitution forbids bills of attainder as “a general safeguard against legislative exercise of the judicial function,”

Jumpin’ On Youngkin. Scott Johnson — “As commenters continued to pile on, Goldberg did not take it well.”

GMOs A Tool Of Colonialism? Debunking A Popular ‘Social Justice’ Myth, Cameron English — “Some social justice activists alleged that Western companies use biotechnology to “colonize” the developing world. There isn’t a bit of evidence in support of this popular but very dangerous accusation.” … “nonsense dressed up in academic language. The simple fact is that we need to produce more food to feed more people, and technological innovation is an integral part of this effort—which is often led by scientists and farmers in developing countries. There is nothing “oppressive” about it.”

A five-step program to beat COVID. Greg Williams — “When bureaucrats can tell doctors how they must treat patients and give them no leeway to vary those treatment, then it is not the patient who is ill, it is the society that encourages such exercises in arrogance and coercion. One of the first things we need if pre-pandemic normality is ever to be restored is seeing doctors and patients chart their own, mutually agreed treatment pathways” … “Long after this pandemic has waned, a population that embraces good health practices, rather than looking for a silver bullet approach, will have great long-term benefits.”

Two brilliant doctors explain what’s really going on with COVID. Terry Paulding — “We’re being commanded to get used to a life proscribed by irrational mandates that weaken us in every sector.  It is my fervent hope that the Supreme Court ends this.  I have no faith in them after the election fiasco, but maybe they’ll surprise us all and do the right thing.”

Praise The Lord And Pass The Ivermectin. Joel S. Hirschhorn — “Hospitals have become killing machines, places where the kiss of death is a protocol following government guidelines.” … “published medical articles are ignored by the medical and public health establishments.”

Climate indoctrination inhibits people’s ability to use logic and reason. Jack Hellner — “Climate propaganda, relentlessly pushed by the media, is contradicted by facts, but that hasn’t stopped it or led to corrections.”

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War on history and language: fresh paint.

The Metaverse; witch doctors; tyranny practice; berserk mobs; media is lie the insane running the asylum

Men Have Forgotten God. Andrew W. Coy — “When we look at what has happened in our country just these last two short years, we ask…”

When we look for the answers to why have these things gone so wrong so quickly, I suspect we can really find those answers; if we look hard enough and are honest enough. And by the way, it really has not been that quickly.  We have raised a generation since the 1960s questioning “Is God Dead?”  And now,that generation is in power in the city of Washington.  What did we think would then happen?

“A Scandal Free Biden Administration”: The Media Celebrates a Year of Free From Political Scandal and Press.Jonathan Turley — “Calling 2021 “scandal free” is not merely an example of blinkered commentary, it is an  exercise of willful blindness. This is why magicians often make audience members part of the illusion. Houdini did not actually make his 10,000 pound elephant Jennie disappear. It was there the whole time but the audience did not want to see it. That’s the trick.” … “For the media (and Ron Klain) to pronounce the Biden Administration “scandal free” is akin to the NFL once denying that traumatic brain injury was rampant in football. If there is no coverage, there is no scandal. That is certainly an accomplishment worth noting, but hardly worth celebrating.”

The Woke Mob’s Destruction of the English Language; Richard McDonough — “The venomous hatred spewed by the Woke mob in the name of tolerance and inclusivity is indefensible.  That is why they do not defend it.  Instead, they generally try to bully people into submitting to their demands.”

The Ungracious… And Their Demonization Of The Past. Victor Davis Hanson, — “The last two years have seen an unprecedented escalation in a decades-long war on the American past. But there are lots of logical flaws in attacking prior generations in U.S. history.”

How the Myth of the ‘Robber Barons’ Began—and Why It Persists.Burton W. Folsom  — “The widely-accepted “history” of America’s Gilded Age was grossly inaccurate, but it told a compelling story that many fell for hook, line, and sinker.” … “When propaganda is the goal, accuracy is the victim. The Robber Barons is riddled with factual errors. On page 14 alone, Josephson makes at least a dozen errors in his account of Vanderbilt and the steamships.” … “Perhaps more important than all of the errors, Josephson missed the distinction between market entrepreneurs like Vanderbilt, Hill, and Rockefeller and political entrepreneurs like Collins, Villard, and Gould.”

A Dry Run For Tyranny. John Hinderaker — “Got that? Do what the Greenies want, or we will declare an emergency and jam our measures down your throats. If we did it with covid, we can do it with global warming, too. The precedent has been set, and we can expect a lot more talk along these lines in the years to come.”

Psychology Prof Leaves American Psychological Association Over Their Embrace of Woke Ideology. Mike LaChance — “My concern is that the APA no longer functions as an organization dedicated to science and good clinical practice. As a professional guild, perhaps it never did, but I believe it is now advancing causes that are actively harmful and I can no longer be a part of it…” but alohahola comments: “He thinks George Floyd was murdered. – He lost me there.”

New York To Discriminate On Basis Of Race In Covid Therapeutics Access. Paul Mirengoff — “This amounts to race discrimination, pure and simple. The policy should, and I assume will, be challenged in court.” … “This is a movement that needs to be taken on and stopped. New York’s discriminatory covid treatment policy is a good place to start.”

“Inappropriate Political Influence”: Chief Justice John Roberts Responds to Threats Against the Court. Jonathan Turley — “His report is striking in its measured and deliberative tone in comparison to the often reckless rhetoric of these politicians.” … “He is not the only justice who is speaking out to blunt the attacks on the Court.” … “the attacks are likely to increase in this key election year with so many major decisions ticking away on the Court docket. The type of demagoguery denounced by Chief Justice Roberts is now going mainstream with our leaders, the media, and various advocacy groups.”

Pretendians. John Hinderaker — “Real Indians, it seems, are outraged that others are trying to horn in on their privileged status.” … “Pretty much everything that is said about race in the USA is a lie. The prevalence of “Pretendians” is one more data point indicating the sickness of our race preference-obsessed culture.”

Was COVID authoritarianism a practice run for something far worse? Andrea Widburg — “We’ve learned over the last 20 months that, if a government can cause people to panic, people will readily forgo all their freedoms in return for a promise that the government will keep them safe.”

‘Mass Formation Psychosis’ — It’s Real, and It Was Purposely Caused by Biden and the Democrat Party. Mike Miller  — “Mass Formation Psychosis, or “mass hypnosis” or “the madness of crowds,” as noted by TrialSiteNews, occurs when a large fraction of the population is completely unable to process new scientific data and facts, demonstrating that they have been misled or lied to.” … “The late comedian George Carlin said it best: “Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”

Media won’t admit mandates failed. Don Surber — “What the media lacks in knowledge, the media makes up in overconfidence.” … “As for the mask mandates and social distancing, witch doctors are more effective.”

2021 is Over at Last. Thank Goodness. Clarice Feldman — “What an awful year this was. I sincerely hope the coming year is better. Here are a few loose ends that need clearing up as that dreadful year drops off into memory. – The first priority is to hold public health authorities responsible for the mess they made.”

Reflections On Another Year Of Covidian Lies & How The Truth Will Ultimately Prevail. Rob Slane via TheBlogMire.com, — “As we come to the end of the second year in Covidia, I reflect on just how much the instigators of the entire scam have managed to reshape reality in an amazingly short timeframe, such that what was considered normal 12 months ago is now considered abnormal, and what was considered abnormal 12 months ago is now seen as normal.” … “There will be a Reckoning. Just make sure that you are on the right side when it comes.”

 

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Put up or shut down. Please.

Ironies abound. Yes, Virginia, there be monsters (but Santa isn’t one of them). Dragonslayers are under assault. Pragmatic and reasonable can be found as jewels in the rough. The insanity doesn’t seem to be selling very well.

Please — stop the coup porn. Victor Davis Hanson — “The three retired generals shrilly write of the dangers of insurrection and coups. Yet the FBI found no such insurrection or conspiracy in the buffoonish riot on January 6. — Only serial media misinformation and lies turned a ragtag band of misfits into an existential threat to the nation. … Ironies abound.”

Article 88 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice forbids even retired military officers publicly attacking or disparaging their current commander-in-chief. Yet several retired generals and admirals serially did just that during the last administration, smearing their president in every imaginable way, from being a Mussolini-like fascist to a veritable Nazi. … 

To restore the military’s reputation, officers should eschew politics to focus on restoring strategic deterrence and military readiness. They should keep clear of divisive domestic issues. They should stop virtue signaling to the media and influential members of Congress.

Enough, Karl Rove, enough: Put up or shut up. David Zukerman — ” Let his next column in The Wall Street Journal declare, without fear or reservation:  “The Democrats Be Damned; If Trump Is the Candidate, He Gets My Vote.”

Rove should be thankful Mr. Trump has not — and he would have good cause, I believe, to make the allegation — blamed the NeverTrump conspiracy for a) undermining his first term and b) working with the media and, of course, their Deep State Democrat allies, to badmouth the Trump campaign 24/7 with baseless intimations, innuendo, and direct statements.  The NeverTrump “fifth column” in the Republican Party arguably gave the presidency to Benighted Biden with nary a thought how their betrayal would damage national security, foreign policy, economic stability, civil liberties, and immigration issues — not to mention undoing  the good efforts of the Trump administration in starting from scratch to corral the harmful effects of the pandemic, exacerbated by political scoundrels like the former governor of the State of New York.

President Trump Supports Vaccine, Doesn’t Support Mandates. Sundance — “Given the range of opinions on the issue of the vaccines overall, and the mandate specifically, President Trump’s position seems quite pragmatic and reasonable.  He’s proud to have developed the vaccines, believes they are of benefit, but strongly respects individual choice, liberty and the freedom to decide for yourself and your family.  I don’t see anything controversial in this position.”

Biden’s Praetorian Guard? The Ashley Biden Investigation Raises New Questions Over the Use of the FBI. Jonathan Turley — “The question is why tens of thousands of dollars of purses stolen in cities like Chicago are treated as purely local matters while a single missing diary in Florida is a matter of an ongoing federal effort. — As some call for a federal response to the smash-and-grab crime wave, the feds may want to respond as well to questions about its unrelenting focus on who grabbed Ashley Biden’s diary.”

Here There Be Monsters. Alexsandar Markovic — “Evidence suggests there are powerful actors among us whose intentions, capabilities, and disregard for anyone else effectively render them implacable enemies of humanity.  No one sane wants to reach that conclusion; no one rational can avoid it any more in light of the facts.”

The foregoing are monstrous accusations, justified by monstrous acts, committed by people whose amorality and disregard for any but their own interests places them comfortably in the category of “monsters.”  People in ancient Rome, Weimar Germany, the Soviet Union, North Korea, anywhere that totalitarianism has raised its flag, were familiar with the beast.  Now it has arrived in the U.S. and western democracies.  Like it or not, we shall see how it fares there.

Kim Potter Convicted. John Hinderaker – “In recent times, two criminal defendants have had the book thrown at them in Minnesota: Derek Chauvin and Kim Potter. … we will be living with the consequences of these actions for a long time.” … “The rule of law is under attack in many ways, ranging from the burning down of the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct station to today’s unjust conviction of Kim Potter on charges that never should have been brought. I think we have barely begun to see the results of this assault, in Minnesota or across the country.”

Americans Don’t Buy The Democrats’ Line On Election Integrity .John Hinderaker — “Democrats insist that there was little or no cheating in the 2020 election, and that election integrity measures are not just unnecessary but “racist.” Today’s Rasmussen survey indicates that a substantial majority of Americans don’t buy that line.” … “This is one in a long line of polls showing that Americans understand that voter fraud happens, and don’t like it. There is strong bipartisan support for election security. By rights, this should be a winning issue, and yet the Democrats are closer to making election integrity illegal than the Republicans are to cracking down on cheating. Such is the world we live in.”

 

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There are jewels in the mud – maybe.

The style of two presidents to compare and contrast, The assault on truth in the TDS efforts, A conspiracy laid bare in the 1/6 melee, Rittenhouse versus ignorance and bigotry in the medical profession.

‘I wish it were a mistake’: Angel mom presents a ‘tale of two presidents’ and brings receipts. Terresa Monroe-Hamilton — “she wrote letters to both former President Trump and to President Biden begging for help with the illicit fentanyl crisis and the difference in reactions from the two leaders is telling.”

The ‘Trump Did Nothing for 187 Minutes on January 6’ Narrative Just Got Shredded. Matt Vespa — “It’s déjà vu all over again. There’s the big bombshell that turns out to be total nonsense—a nothing burger. But even this story comes without the bun.”

Meet Ray Epps, Part 2: Damning New Details Emerge Exposing Massive Web Of Unindicted Operators At The Heart Of January 6. Revolver — “In this report, we will blow open this network of still-unindicted key operators who appear to have been at work either with or around Ray Epps during the initial Capitol grounds breach.” Conspiracy theories? But what about the pictures, the videos, the other evidence put on the table in this lengthy report?

The Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal: a contrasting physician opinion. “I try to present truthful facts about the case. And this is why I will be anonymous. I do not want to be canceled or harassed for espousing an unpopular, politically incorrect position. But the actual facts of the case need to be told.” … ” think this opens up the broader and more important question for all of us physicians: Can we be objective, can we be compassionate toward those who think differently than us, toward those who hold different political beliefs than us,  toward those who vote for a candidate we might despise?”

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What’s real? Oaths, mendacious operations, holes in the heart,

America’s Real Authoritarians. I & I Editorial Board — “How have we arrived at a place in our history in which the party that wants to limit government, embrace free markets, deregulate, and let people keep more of their hard-earned money is authoritarian, and the party that wants to force conformity, censor speech, eliminate all political challenges by establishing a single-party state that it controls, and make us all wards of the state is not?”

The answer is clear: The Big Lie has enabled the left’s ability to project its worst traits on the right.

Which is all the more interesting because the left side of the political aisle, in another ugly example of its projection, actually believes it is anti-fascist, and accuses anyone who even mildly questions the results of the 2020 presidential election as a super-spreader of the Big Lie. No group is more in need of self-examination, and maybe some professional help, than America’s angry left.

Does a Law Enforcement Oath Mean Anything Anymore? John Green — “Certainly, following lawful orders is important, but notice that there is nothing mentioned about obedience to leadership.  That’s because following orders is between the officers and their leaders.  Upholding their oath is between them and us, the American people.  We expect them to make judgements about right and wrong, and the oath is their assurance that they will do so conscientiously.” This is where the Vice President failed on January 6, despite asserting he ‘did the right thing.’ 

Far too many law-enforcement officers, FBI agents included, have demonstrated that they are no longer agents of the Constitution.  At best, they’re just employees doing as told.  Their oath has become an irrelevant formality.

Mark Meadows Lawsuit: Subpoenas Invalid Because Pelosi Constituted Select Committee In Violation of House Authorizing Resolution. William A. Jacobson — “Speaker Pelosi failed to appoint members consistent with the authorizing resolution of the Select Committee… Thus, the Select Committee as it currently stands—and stood at the time it issued the subpoenas in question—has no authority to conduct business because it is not a duly constituted Select Committee. Chairman Thompson’s subpoenas are invalid and unenforceable.”

Liz Cheney’s Jan. 6 committee: What kind of mendacious operation is this? Monica Showalter — “The committee is proving itself amazingly dishonest in its ambitions to Get Trump. Now it’s becoming a pattern.” … “What we see here is dishonesty after dishonesty coming from this committee”

The Hole in the Heart of RFK Jr.’s Extraordinary Book. Jack Cashill — “It was put there by pro-abortion Democrats, including his own family.” … “his brutal smackdown of the Dr. Anthony Fauci–Bill Gates vaccine oligarchy, The Real Anthony Fauci, is arguably the century’s most important book, and a page-turner on top of that. Buy it. Read it. If you choose not to, avoid holiday arguments with anyone who has. You will lose.”

The O’Keefe Project: The Times Strikes Again. Scott Johnson — “The FBI conducted these raids in the style to which we became accustomed in the case of Roger Stone and appears to have followed them up with leaks to its friends at the New York Times.”

Right Responds To Cancel Culture By Building Its Own Infrastructure, And The Left Goes Nuts. Margot Cleveland — “We can’t have people free to bank, communicate, work, report and read news, and more without the threat of losing their livelihoods. How will leftists control everyone then?”

What You Must Believe as an American in 2021. J.B. Shurk — “As far as I can tell, this is what we are now supposed to believe as Americans, in this first year of the Glorious Deep State’s Blessed and Eternal Reign: ”

 

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It’s ugly out there

On The Use Of Fear As A Government Tactic. Mark Wauck — “Perhaps a public debate on governmental lying and manipulation through the purveying of fear is about to begin. God willing, it will.”

Sentencing Of Jan. 6 “Shaman” Jacob Chansley Was Excessive. Ameer Benno — “At sentencing, Judge Lamberth reportedly said of Chansley, “He made himself the image of the riot, didn’t he? For good or bad, he made himself the very image of this whole event.” But media coverage should have had nothing to do with the sentencing.” … “It’s apparent that Biden’s DOJ viewed Chansley as the personification of Jan. 6 itself.  That’s why, instead of recommending a sentence that actually fit the evidence, Chansley’s prosecutors urged that the court adopt baseless sentencing enhancements.” … “Lamberth shamefully allowed media coverage, rather than the facts of the case and the applicable law, to shape his rulings regarding Chansley’s pretrial detention and sentence.”

Yes, you’re right: The Department of Justice has a double-standard. Andrea Widburg — “The surest sign that you’re living in a corrupt country is that people are not treated equally under the law.  Those who are politically disfavored are denied justice, while those whom the government favors walk away from their crimes.”

Stirring the Pot – The Salvation Army Is Bearing False Witness in Failed Spin Effort. Brad Slager — “So just how are those outside the SA making the claims being called wrong when the Salvation Army delivered documents making those very claims? This seems to be the tactic from the group regarding this controversy: insist that critics are not telling the truth, and scrub the evidence proving them correct if possible. Violating the Ninth Commandment in order to clear your image is not a good look going into the holiest of seasons.”

Was Kyle Rittenhouse Foolish? David Henderson — “What came out at the trial was that Rittenhouse really did go to Kenosha, Wisconsin to defend people’s property after seeing rioters inflict substantial damage on various businesses. His father lived in Kenosha. He had a job in Kenosha. Presumably he knew a number of people in Kenosha whom he cared about. I’ve thought about other young people who have put themselves in situations where their lives are at risk in order to defend people whom, and property which,  they care about.” There is interesting behavior to note by the cynics launch in the comments with nitpicking, selective perception, warping the meanings of words, and denial of reality.

Cruz Drops the Question That Just Skewers Fauci. Nick Arama — ““It’s astounding and alarming that a public health bureaucrat would even think to claim such a thing, especially one who has worked so hard to ignore the science of natural immunity,” Paul tweeted. Indeed, it’s dangerous when you have a bureaucrat in such a position, wielding such power, thinking he is unquestionable. — Then, Cruz responded and completely took Fauci apart. In lawyer-like fashion, Cruz eviscerated Fauci in a simple clear way in five tweets.”

Resisting COVID Tyranny. Richard Moss — “History will judge this to be medicine’s darkest hour. It will rank among the worst of medical atrocities.  What is telling and tragic is that the rot has spread not only to its medicine’s commanding institutions, but to local hospitals and medical staffs.  But a Medical Freedom movement that rejects such tyranny and actual “misinformation” is forming.”

Those Ugly Climate Models. I & I Editorial Board — “The narrative that man is cooking his planet like an overdone Thanksgiving turkey has survived only because the media have propped it up. But we’re confident that eventually the story will collapse. The evidence does not favor the climate alarmists.” … “Reality will ultimately catch up to the climate hyperbole. And soon, we hope. The media and the politicians and activists whipping up and perpetuating fear are in line for a reckoning.”

 

 

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Statistics, measure and evasion revising history without consideration

The Farce of American Despotism. Roger Kimball — “The Soviets had the gulag, we have “cancel culture” in our universities and a brittle obsession with race and weirdo sexuality everywhere.” 

History Is Being Altered Without Due Process, UK Report Warns. Alexander Zhang — Epoch Times nag warning. At least the source document has a link: Trevor Phiilps History Matters paper .

COVID Statistics by Dummies for Dummies. Peter Smith — “Statistics should be kept out of bounds to non-statisticians; most particularly, right now, to medical researchers and epidemiologists. I say this because of the statistical garbage they’re cobbling together and feeding to the gullible press.” … “The moral of the tale. When you see a statistic published in the press, harbour the distinct possibility of it being a damned lie.”

Don Boudreaux’s weekend COVID Links  set the record straight about the great Great Barrington Declaration:, the supply problem roots in government actions, and other abuse taking advantage of COVID panic mongering. 

The American Thinker hasn’t done with evil and wondering about who’s your hero:

How Many People Must Be Thrown into the Volcano Before the Left Is Happy? J.B. Shurk — perhaps this has something to do with the glorification of indigenous tribes who had such little respect for human life?

A Culture that Celebrates Fake Heroes While Crucifying Real Ones Cannot Endure. William Sullivan — this supports the Zhang item cited above.

Too many Park Rangers have a reductive, negative view of America. Andrea Widburg — false memes from the Left are now just a part of the daily gospel.

Dartmouth College Dems try to shut down College Republicans’ event and fail badly. John Klar — of key note is the contrast in behaviors as both sides are not the same.

As vaccination rates climb near 100% in some areas, the problem is finding people to blame for continuing Covid cases. Thomas Lifson — more behavioral  distinctions to note.

 

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If only we could find a cure

‘Science,’ They Said. Victor Davis Hanson — “Science is dying; superstition disguised as morality is returning. And we all will soon become poorer, angrier and more divided.”

In empirical fashion scientists advised us to examine evidence and data, and then by induction come to rational hypotheses. The enemies of “science” were politics, superstition, bias, and deduction. 

Yet we are now returning to our version of medieval alchemy and astrology in rejecting a millennium of the scientific method.  

Take the superstitions that now surround COVID-19. 

 

K–12: the Clutter is the Message. Bruce Deitrick Price — “Traditionally, education was focused on facts, information, details, content, learning, and knowledge, all of these hopefully leading to wisdom.  Now we’ve gone to the other extreme.”

Instapundit — “The real failure — and I’ve warned about it since the beginning — is that our “public health” establishment has been so obviously corrupt and politicized that people who would have trusted it a decade or two ago now don’t. And the reason they don’t is that it’s been so obviously corrupt and politicized as to be untrustworthy.”

FDA Panel Member on COVID Vaccines: ‘Heart Attacks Happen 71 Times More Often….’ Selwyn Duke — “Some of the above is “scientific”; much of it is anecdotal. Yet there’s far, far more evidence of the GTAs’ downsides than I’ve mentioned here”

While the Rally for January 6 prisoners was a bust, it still mattered a lot. Andrea Widburg — “this failed rally revealed that non-leftists in America are losing their First Amendment right to protest.” 

What If the FBI Threw an Insurrection and Nobody Came? Brian C. Joondeph — “Saturday, Sept. 18 was the date for the “J6 Rally,” organized by a political advocacy group called Look Ahead America.” … “as usual, Trump was right. The Daily Mail reported, “Protesters outnumbered by police…as just a handful of demonstrators turn up.” One of only a few arrests was a comical scene of Feds, dressed like Star Wars storm troopers arresting one of their own, an undercover cop.”

Bush and Milley Have Chosen Obama’s False History of America J.B. Shurk — “It has been the project of the political left for quite some time to convince Americans that there is nothing exceptional about their country.  To “fundamentally transform” a culture, you must first poison the roots of what has already been growing.” … “Killing American history is not just a matter of destroying our collective identity as Americans, but also the vehicle for undermining notions of personal freedom.”

If Only We Could Find A Cure For Trump Derangement Syndrome. James Bowman, [The Epoch Times] — “if all things Trump are bad and all things no-Trump are good, it’s still the case that a no-Trump thing that goes bad, like the Afghan debacle, can still be blamed on Trump, as President Joe Biden attempted to do. Some sufferers from the illness in California might even have believed him.”

Dirty Deeds Done Not Cheap. Clarice Feldman — “It was a diabolically engineered hoax. Clinton or her campaign (depending on your degree of naïveté) hired Perkins which hired GPS, who hired Steele, who made up scurrilous nonsense like the pee tape.”

So how did 15,000 Haitians suddenly find their way to Del Rio, Texas? Monica Showalter — “It’s natural to want to know how this formed? Why is it so big? Why did it end up at Del Rio, Texas, a town ill-equipped to accommodate them? How did these people fly or sail from faraway Haiti? Are more on the way?” … “What we have here is a broken border, and an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, brought on by Joe Biden’s failure of basic diplomacy.”

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When did the world become insane?

The Panic Pandemic. John Tierney — “Fearmongering from journalists, scientists, and politicians did more harm than the virus.” … “Instead of keeping calm and carrying on, the American elite flouted the norms of governance, journalism, academic freedom—and, worst of all, science.”

This experience should be a lesson in what not to do, and whom not to trust. Do not assume that the media’s version of a crisis resembles reality. Do not count on mainstream journalists and their favorite doomsayers to put risks in perspective. Do not expect those who follow “the science” to know what they’re talking about. Science is a process of discovery and debate, not a faith to profess or a dogma to live by. It provides a description of the world, not a prescription for public policy, and specialists in one discipline do not have the knowledge or perspective to guide society.

Medical insanity, as described by an MD. Matt Bettag — “When did the world become insane? What is the reason for it? Big Brother? Depopulation? Or people in love with control? I don’t know and it’s driving me nuts.”

The new McCarthyism. Roger Kimball — “Nancy and Chuck should preside over the new House and Senate American Activities Committee” … “Are you now or have you ever been a supporter of Donald Trump?” … “If you object that such a move would be unconstitutional and therefore against the law, expect to be met with pitying looks.”

More Jan. 6 creative writing at the New York Times. David Zukerman — “Lots of shoving and pushing by several hundred people, in less time than it takes to play a Major League Baseball game, and in which the demonstrators are not armed — not even wielding fire extinguishers — is hardly “an insurrection.”

The 2020 Election is Breaking the Legal Profession. Deion A. Kathawa — “Sanctioning lawyers who are fighting to uphold the country’s election process is a great way to scare away competent, qualified, and strong ones from taking charged cases.”

No Truth in Socialism: Why the ‘Crisis of Marxism’ Matters. L.K. Samuels — “Why do the Progressive Big Media, Democrats, elites, and Democratic Socialists feel duty-bound to create false realities?  Why must they silence, obstruct, or distort any truthful voice before it can ever be heard?  And why do they rush to judgment before the facts can be sorted out?  The answer is simple: socialists and collectivists have no other choice.  By hard experience, they learned over 100 years ago that their ideology is devoid of facts and reality.  They had to sacrifice truth in order to hide the inevitable failures of socialism.”

A theory about why Americans are meekly accepting reinstated COVID rules. Bookworm — “Americans once prided themselves on not bowing down to the government, unlike European sheeple. Now the reverse is true. What happened?”

The American people got the message: Unless they’re card-carrying socialists, Democrat party members, Biden supporters, or any other leftist true-believer, their government will destroy them for exercising their First Amendment rights. For most of them, meekly resuming their masks, torturing their children with masks, and even losing money as their businesses are shut down, is better than the specter of having the federal government quite literally destroy them. At least when they’re “honorably” bankrupted by the mandated lockdowns, they can get welfare.

Cultural Habits: Far More Than the Sum of Their Parts. Jocelynn Cordes — “For decades now, it has been fashionable to condemn, discredit, or deconstruct anything generally understood to be Western.”

Biden’s Blind Spot: “Our Constitutional Principles” Include State Rights Over Elections. Johnathan Turley — “While the president decries an “unprecedented attack on democracy,” the federalization of elections being pursued by Democrats actually would contravene what the Framers considered a core protection of democracy”

“I Do Solemnly Swear”: Biden Calls tor Extending the Eviction Moratorium Despite Being Unconstitutional. Johnathan Turley — “Frankly, given the overwhelmingly liberal makeup of law faculties, it is astonishing that most still told the President that an extension would be unconstitutional. Moreover, it is not difficult to find experts who are cavalier about the Constitution and willing to sign off on any effort to achieve desire political or social results.”

In California, Recalls are not Just for the Governor. John Green — “the state is in the midst of a genuine recallapalooza. The state has recall challenges underway for not just the governor, but also two district attorneys and over 48 assorted mayors, city councilmen, and school board members.”

Systemic Racism And Affirmative Action. John Hinderaker — “every major institution in the United States has engaged in “affirmative action,” which means discriminating in favor of blacks and, to a lesser extent, Hispanics, for the last 50 years. If any “systemic racism” has become embedded in our society, it is the racism of affirmative action. I would have thought that everyone knows this; certainly, anyone who has been active in the business or academic worlds in the last half-century is well aware of it.”

The ‘disinformation’ deception. David Harsanyi — “Protecting people from the scourge of “misinformation” has been the leading rationale for censorship since nearly the beginning of the republic.” … “The establishment Left, by which I mean those in charge of most institutions in society today, continues to normalize the idea that it is moral to suppress ideas to shield citizens, as if they were children, from dangerous speech.” … “What happens when anything conflicting with progressive “truth” can be labeled misinformation? Misinformation becomes “violence,” tantamount to “killing people,” as the president might say.”

Revisiting the Right to Bear Arms after Summer 2020 Rioting. David Bernstein — “the inability or unwillingness (often under standdown orders from politicians) of law enforcement to protect life and property during the summer 2020 riots and looting in cities across the country undermines the claim of opponents of the right to keep and bear arms that individual firearms ownership is obsolete given the existence of modern police forces.”

Stunning! New Floyd Case Exhibit Confirms Witness Coercion. John Dale Dunn — “On July 29, District Court Judge Peter Cahill, the presiding judge in the trials of the four Minneapolis police officers indicted for the death of George Floyd, ordered the release of an exhibit memorandum that reveals a miscarriage of justice and criminal coercion of a witness.”

Mike Rowe’s Awesome Response on Whether He Would Urge Americans to Get Vaccinated. Nick Arama — “Rowe started off by saying that he was vaccinated, but he wasn’t going to dispense medical advise to anyone else. Not only that but he regretted the PSAs that he did appear in early on” … “In other words, give us the facts, admit your mistakes, try on a bit of humility, and stop treating the unvaccinated like the enemy,” Rowe finished.

Vaccination Weaponization. Victor Davis Hanson — “The Biden Administration should look in the mirror before casting stones at others.”

Crazy Government Responses to COVID Part 1: Understanding Incentives. Coyote Blog — “When I argue with folks about the irrationality of certain COVID NPI mandates, eg masks and lockdowns, their ultimate argument when their backs are up against the wall is this:  the government and/or the “experts” would not have mandated these interventions if they did not make sense.  The purpose of this and several following posts is to explain exactly why  they might, or more particularly, why certain government mandates might make sense for government officials even when they make sense for no one else.”

Fake Science, Fear Porn, and the Fallout. Kevin McCullough — “Despite the fact that they claimed the previous administration refused to follow the science—and were proven wrong—they now find themselves in the odd position of desperately embracing solutions they actually campaigned against – HARD!”

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There are many ways to politicize everything.

Every Picture Tells A Story: Transparency In Science. Chuck Dinerstein – “It was clear that the EPA’s integrity staff wanted “politics” out of the process.”

“Why look back over just the last four years? The concerns of EPA’s scientists may have increased of late, but they go back, as the EPA demonstrated, at least a decade. When the Trump administration proposed its scientific transparency rules to possibly “look back” at the seemingly settled science of two decades ago, it was greeted as another attack on scientific objectivity. Those same voices now champion the new executive order.”

Dinerstein has to throw in his obligatory ‘everyone does it’ snides in noting the Leftist presumption in the new EO that its opposition is not only wrong but guilty. It is that presumption that is divisive and it is owned by the Democrats and no vague opinions about the previous President can smooth that out.

Words Matter—Or Not: The Biden Vocabulary of the Times. Victor Davis Hanson – It’s a glossary for modern times.

The Left Wants You To Believe The Bible Is White Supremacist So They Can Force Evolution Down Your Throat. Kylee Zempel – “It’s a no-holds-barred attack on Christianity to advance the opposing worldview, and if that means smearing as racist a — *checks notes* — time-tested historical account in which a divine Middle Eastern man is the central figure, so be it.” Concepts of evolution are being distorted to serve as fishbait to attack the Judeo-Christian heritage in the light of the new CRT dogma. The evangelical defense by Zempel comes up with macro versus micro evolution and Darwin selections to suit. This doesn’t help the ‘debate’ either.

The Left’s Critical Race Theory Is Ruining U.S. Public Education. I & I Editorial Board – “And why is this so important to the left? It thinks it owns your children. Don’t you remember? “It takes a village.” So it has a right to push hateful CRT and the wholly specious 1619 Project on gullible students.” … “Our kids and our nation are at stake. Nothing parents do for their kids will be more important than saving them from brainwashing by the America-hating leftists that now run our schools.”

Far-Left’s Anti-American Reaction To July 4th Proves They’ve Polarized Patriotism. Spencer Lindquist – “Celebrating America’s founding and our fight for independence shouldn’t be controversial, but the left’s reaction to July 4th proves that they’ve politicized patriotism.” … “That sitting congresswomen use their platforms to argue that America’s land is stolen and that our nation’s founding and very existence is morally illegitimate is not only disgraceful, it is a harrowing sign of immense national decline. Those who hate this country cannot be entrusted with the power to lead it.”

The Democrat Blame Game. Doris O’Brien – “Their trilogy of bullseyes is global warming (aka climate change), systemic racism, and Donald J. Trump. Every problem can be explained away by one of the above. Even if the accusations seem a bit over the top, Democrats remain unfazed.”

Alaskan Tribal Leader Helping Block ANWR Claims Nobility In Trampling On Rights Of Rival Alaskan Tribe. Tristan Justice – “Demientieff complained that those charging the tribe of exploiting leftist politics to deter rival tribes from drilling on lands hundreds of miles north was “making all of this up.” There is also the false narrative that “Our ancestors have honored and protected this land long before there was ever a US government,” Those ancestors pillaged and abused the land as they did not have the social structures or knowledge to ‘protect’ the land they occupied.

Black Like Them. Peter O’Brian – “the claim is that because the Aboriginal population is expanding year on year and this growth comes almost exclusively from well-educated, relatively well-off urban people, the Closing the Gap statistics are being distorted.”

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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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Banana Republic Looming?

Has the Military Lost Middle America? Victor Davis Hanson – “The military is not yet a revolutionary people’s army overseen by commissars. But it is getting there.”

Why The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Was Right To Toss Bill Cosby’s Tainted Conviction. Margot Cleveland – “While Bill Cosby may have walked out of prison a free man yesterday, the courts saw to it that he endured two criminal trials and spent years in prison during his appeals.”

Giuliani’s Suspension: Questionable Statements, But Not by Him. John O’Connor – “upon closer examination of the ruling by the New York appellate court, we see clearly questionable statements — not by Giuliani, but about him.”

“What was bizarre about this ruling, especially to any experienced lawyer, is that Giuliani was suspended before it was even determined preliminarily that an investigation of him should be opened. The court disqualified Giuliani on an emergency ad hoc basis, implicating Trump’s Sixth Amendment right to counsel and Giuliani’s First Amendment right to free speech. The court’s ruling also does not find problematic the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, requiring a due process hearing before any deprivation of a right, privilege, or property interest.

Ironically, a close examination of this extremely unfair opinion reveals it to be very much like a court ruling to be expected from a less developed, authoritarian country, and it lends strength, not weakness, to questions about our last election.

Is the Supreme Court gaslighting us? John Green – “Trying to gaslight everyone now is asking us to ignore 50 years of bad behavior.”

“The reality is that the court is in trouble. It is no longer trusted to be unbiased. The justices are belatedly learning that a referee who isn’t faithful to the rules also lacks the authority to control the game — as that authority is granted by the players. The justices find themselves in a predicament that was created by themselves and their predecessors.

Literal interpretation of the Constitution would have been easy and noncontroversial. It’s the philosophy that originalist justices subscribe to. Had we stayed out of the world of penumbras and emanations, most rulings would have been unanimous. After all, the document says what it says.

The court’s caseload would be substantially lighter. Everybody can read the Constitution and would know in advance how the court would be likely to rule on any given subject. Their rulings would be predictable, and hence noncontroversial. It wouldn’t matter if a justice’s leanings are conservative or liberal. The Constitution says what it says. If it needs to change, it’s someone else’s job to change it.

The Drug Whose Name Must Not Be Uttered. Peter O’Brien – “Doctors advocating the use of Ivermectin, and those conducting clinical trials (none of which are detailed in either government website), are not suggesting that people should self-medicate, that they should binge on the stuff or that they should take versions designed for horses.” … “And now the big question: How many people died (or will die) that need not have, due to this politicised, mercenary and cavalier approach to public health? And who will pay?”

Robocalls are out of control. But that could all change today. Marguerite Reardon – “Today is the deadline for voice providers to implement the Stir/Shaken tech designed to curb the flood of annoying and costly robocalls.

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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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Indoctrination and dissing who brung ya’ to the dance

How I Got Classified as an Anti-Government Domestic Extremist. Max Morton – “ When the United States says you are the most dangerous threat it faces, your life is about to change for the worse. The Biden Administration has just told conservative Americans they are that threat.” … “Notwithstanding the troubling legal aspects, the assessment also lacked evidence to back up its broad assertions that America’s greatest threat comes from domestic extremists.”

Understanding White Rage. Don Surber – “readers are very kind to me. They point out typos and send me news items. They share their experiences with me. Usually, I keep it to myself but every now and then, circumstances warrant my sharing the story with all my readers.”

New Anti-Gun Argument: Jesus Hates Guns and if You Own One, You Don’t Love Jesus. Streiff – “As a Catholic, I don’t follow the doings of Protestants in any great detail. But Christianity Today gives the appearance of going the route laid out by David Burge, aka Iowahawk, years ago” … “The Catechism of the Catholic Church states in very strong terms that protecting others from harm is part of the Golden Rule. That extends to the use of deadly force if there is no other way.”

“No matter how you come down on guns, we should be able to agree that murder is wrong, that self-defense is a right, that defending the helpless is an obligation, and that gun regulation is a secular policy argument and not theology.

A Teachers’ Guide to Miseducating the Young. Tony Thomas – “If your child knows all about climate armageddon but has no clue how to use an apostrophe, thank a teacher.” … “The indoctrination was poorly vetted by a 20-person academic panel.”

“Broadcaster Alan Jones has pointed out that schools have successfully lobbied for air conditioning, which should be the first to go if the book’s authors are serious about reducing schools’ electricity. Kids can also walk, bike or use public transport for school. Hooray.

America-hater Gwen Berry shows her disrespect for U.S. flag at Olympic trials. Monica Showalter – “Despite the statements from Olympics officials in Japan, that political demonstrators will be punished, the Colin Kaepernick crowd among the Olympic contenders here have gotten busy”

“Why the heck is this creature permitted to compete at all for the U.S., given her seething hate for the country that gave her all those opportunities to develop her talent? Can you say ‘height of ingratitude’? Can you imagine what some competitor athlete from, say, Kenya or Malawi might be thinking? Some other flag for this person with all those problems with America might be more appropriate.

As Dinesh d’Souza noted, this is very bad for the Olympics in general

Putting Climate Models On Trial. I & I Editorial Board – “Bad news for the New Green Dealers, good news for reason and science, which is obviously never settled. The findings should force researchers to reevaluate, because … ”

“Somewhere we read a comment that said, and we liberally paraphrase, the alarmists are rushing policymakers into doing something, anything about warming before it becomes universally obvious that nothing needs to be done. That’s exactly why the models need to be put in the dock.

Social Media Censorship: Scientist Corrects Anti-GMO Silliness, Facebook Threatens To Ban Him. Cameron English – “Facebook has proven itself incapable of reliably preventing the spread of “misinformation.” If we needed more evidence, the company recently threatened to “restrict” the account of a prominent researcher for talking about science.” … “companies like Facebook are crippled by partisanship and double standards.”

Shocker: Lisbon court rules that only 0.9% of ‘verified cases’ attributed to COVID in Portugal actually died of it. Thomas Lifson – “The campaign to scare the world into adopting unprecedented abridgments of civil liberties to fight a purported pandemic that threatened unthinkable levels of casualties had a lot of help from the officials charged with counting the death toll.”

 

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Reality is bubbling out from under the rug

Raucous overflow rally crowd greets Trump in Ohio as he looks great and savages Biden’s record. Andrea Widburg – “Technically speaking, Donald Trump is a loser. After all, it’s Biden who’s occupying the Oval Office. But let’s not get entangled in technicalities. Forty-one percent of Americans believe that Trump actually won the election and that Biden’s ascension was the result of fraud, with over half of Republicans holding that belief. And as Biden has managed, remarkably swiftly, to destroy the border, the economy, the military, education, and more, worried patriots are redoubling their support for Trump.” … “What’s apparent is that Trump wants to see America and Americans win. And if his Ohio rally is an indication, that’s what Americans still want too.”

Here’s what New York’s AG and Manhattan’s DA seem to have come up with so far… neo – “The left will not be giving up their Ahab-like pursuit of that great orange whale, Donald Trump, any time soon.”

Politics by other means? Giuliani suspension should worry all lawyers. Jonathan Turley – “the fluid standard applied in Giuliani’s case raises serious concerns over how and when such suspensions will be imposed against lawyers in public controversies. Indeed, the Giuliani standard would seem to implicate a wide array of attorneys who straddle the line of legal and political advocacy. … The 33-page opinion is damning and embarrassing” – Turley shows his bias in failing to note blatant false allegations in the suspension and in following the‘establishment of a case’ narrative.

“The New York court brushes over the free speech implications of its ruling with a conclusory statement that Giuliani knowingly misrepresented facts, even though it did not afford him a hearing on that or other questions.

It is not enough to declare “Don’t be like Giuliani.” What is missing in this opinion is a clear standard for when the failure to establish a case — as Giuliani failed to do with his election fraud claims — is a disbarring offense.

The concern in this case is that we are seeing a weaponization of bar investigations after a wide (and well-funded) campaign to harass Republican lawyers, their firms and their clients after the 2020 election. And it has worked

A.U.D.I.T. of Elections: Is the Dam Breaking? Stu Cvrk – “Election-related revelations continue apace, and suspicions about what actually transpired last November continue to grow” … “Democrats continue to fiddle while Rome burns, ignoring the mounting evidence of election fraud perpetrated by their own operatives.”

How Economist Thomas Sowell’s Warning About Combating Racial Disparities Came True. Jason Riley – “It is awkward to stand on the sidelines and criticize people who are suffering for their ideals, and yet the question must be asked, ‘What is this going to do?’

Sarah Hoyt at Instapundit – “What became very clear to me is that whenever civilized (in this case defined as post-tribal) humans collide with tribal humans, tribal humans lose. They use the techniques that work in between tribes, imagining that their adversaries are also a tribe”

Happy Birthday, Global Warming: Climate Change At 33. Rupert Darwell [RealClearEnergy.com] – “The tendency to catastrophism was present at the outset of global warming. … Although catastrophism gave climate change emotive power, the most consistent feature of climate change is the failure of predictions of catastrophe to materialize.”

“The most important features of the 1992 climate convention are its ground plan, carving the world in two, with the developed North listed in Annex I, and the doctrine of “common but differentiated responsibilities” (the first principle listed in the convention and arguably its governing one).

Nuclear power is a Promethean crime of humanity stealing the deepest secrets of nature to release unlimited quantities of energy, in the eyes of environmentalists—a crime far worse than global warming.

The growth of wind and solar generation is not a market-driven phenomenon of a superior technology displacing an obsolete one. It’s what happens when governments heavily subsidize zero-marginal cost output, flooding wholesale markets with unwanted electricity when there’s too much sun and wind and risking power failures when there’s too little.

So far, the grip of environmentalism on Western policymakers lulls them into the belief that global warming operates in a strategic vacuum, insulated from the factors that constitute geopolitical weight and ambition. It is in that sense that climate change constitutes an existential threat to the West.

Ivermectin: Can a Drug Be “Right-Wing”? Matt Taibbi via [TK News] – “Hospitals fought hard, hiring expensive law firms, at times going to extraordinary lengths to refuse treatment even with dying patients who’d exhausted all other options.” … “The drug has become a test case for a controversy that’s long been building in health care, about how much input patients should have in their own treatment.”

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