Archive for March, 2022

Ignorant judges, Children, moral preeners, and dim lights

The young ones are just tools – calling the judge ignorant is being polite – smear and slime should be getting old and stale by now but isn’t – and just whose facts are up for being gored, anyway?

Many Democrats are clearly evil and openly acknowledge their ignorance; why should they be trusted on matters of innocent life? Jack Hellner — “If Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson were honest, she would acknowledge the tenets of her political party: life begins when Democrat politicians decide it does.”

How CDC Colluded With Teachers’ Unions to Devastate America’s Children. John Hinderaker — “Perhaps the most damaging of all “anti-covid” measures over the last two years were the public school closures. … A just-released report by Republicans on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis suggests that the cause was inappropriate and perhaps unprecedented influence on the Centers for Disease Control exerted by the teachers’ unions, specifically the American Federation for Teachers.”

Federal Judge’s Opinion on Trump Reveals Judiciary’s Reliance on Media Propaganda. Robert J. Hutchinson — “It’s difficult to have much faith in the judicial system when individual judges appear to be gullible consumers of fake news, swallowing media accounts of events that have been widely questioned and, at least in some cases, debunked completely.”

The Attacks On Clarence And Ginni Thomas Are Merely Latest In A Decades-Long Smear Campaign. Tristan Justice — “Not only are the attacks on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginni purely political, they’re deeply hypocritical.”

Don’t Be Gaslighted About How Insane The Kavanaugh Hearings Were Even Before Blasey Ford Accusations. Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino — “Democrats are hoping the American people, like Judge Jackson, were not paying attention during the Kavanaugh hearings.”

Biden’s Red Queen Justice: The Border Agents Remain Under Investigation Six Months After Debunked Whipping Scandal. Jonathan Turley — “While the Administration promised a conclusion to the investigation within days or weeks, it has continued to refuse to release any results and insists that it remains “under investigation.” The concern is that the Administration does not want to contradict the President who proclaimed the guilt of the agents and promised that they would be punished before they were investigated, let alone adjudicated.”

The Unanimously Liberal Tilt of the ‘Fact Checkers’ Tim Graham  — “Checking liberals and Democrats is apparently not listed among their job duties.”

 

 

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A lack of accountability

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Insidious – it’s the elections integrity

VDH thinks ‘the people’ are getting pissed? – Price notes the hate rhetoric and accusations going around fit a pattern – Davenport sees the Constitution under attack – Judicial matters are considered hate speech – A freeport question surfaces – media is thin gruel examples abound – Pelosi echoes Nero – Barr is conflicted – Kübler-Ross provides one measure for how far along some are in resolving emotional turmoil: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance – that doesn’t touch the projection continuum, [see 10 Defense Mechanisms: What Are They and How They Help Us Cope. Dr. Saul McLeod]. you have to do your own assessment from the available evidence because the professionals are suffering themselves.

The Real ‘Reset’ Is Coming. Victor Davis Hanson — “The prophets of the new world order sowed the wind and they will soon reap the whirlwind of an angry public worn out by elite incompetence, arrogance, and ignorance.”

Who Are the Real Haters? Bruce Deitrick Price — “Note how this situation works.  If you disagree with a liberal, in style or substance, you are therefore a hater. … To see this phenomenon metastasized times a thousand, look at the Southern Poverty Law Center.” — “I think we see a spiritual emptiness on the left that allows leftists to criticize haters even as they are the superior haters.”

The Electoral College Goes Back to School. Huck Davenport — “Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, the one thing both should agree on is that our system for selecting the world’s most consequential person is irreparably broken.” — “Everything that is wrong with this country can be traced back to its departure from the core Constitution—the income tax, direct election of senators, the administrative state, and in the case of selecting the president, the assault on the Electoral College. ”

No, Judicial Methodology is Not the Same as Judicial Philosophy.  Jonathan Turley — “It is not the same thing but that evasion was shrugged off by members and commentators alike.” — “It has become common these days for the meaning of words to yield to the political convenience of the moment.”

A Senate Hearing and a Swimming Pool Give the Truth Its Due. Tim O’Brien — “It had to come to this. On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Senator Marsha Blackburn asked a simple question of Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, “What is a woman?” — “Truth is Killed in Increments” — “A Battle Between Reality and Those Who Define it for Others”

The Freeport Question of Our Time. Steven Hayward — “The “Freeport Question” refers to Abraham Lincoln’s devastating question posed to Stephen Douglas in his second debate against Douglas on August 27, 1858, held in Freeport, Illinois.”

Washington Post Says Asking KBJ Questions About Her Legal Rulings Is Worse Than Falsely Accusing Kavanaugh Of Rape. Jordan Boyd — “The Post’s commentaries on Jackson are not only patently false but their phony claims about her confirmation hearing deserve endless taunting.”

The Times Is Putin Us On. John Hinderaker — “The article is weak even by the low standards of the Times. It is long on conclusions and short on evidence. The conclusions are stated up front” — “I’m not sure when it was that criticism of U.S. foreign policy became disreputable and even treasonous. But I’m guessing the relevant date is January 20, 2021.”

The Stealing of the Presidency, 2020. Rich Noyes — “Looking at all eight of these issues together, our poll found that a total of 17% of Biden’s voters told us they would have changed their vote if they had been aware of one or more of these important stories. This would have moved every one of the swing states into Trump’s column, some by a huge margin.” — “The most basic principle of our electoral system is that our leaders are chosen by the people themselves. But if the people are given systematically one-sided information, with crucial facts omitted, then the real power to choose has been stolen from them.”

How Bill Barr’s Silence Impacted The Outcome Of An Election. Jeff Carlson and Hans Mahncke — “It’s also worth noting that Barr’s decision to make a public statement contrasts sharply with former FBI Director James Comey, who claimed that as a matter of DOJ policy he wouldn’t confirm or deny if President Trump was actually under investigation in 2017.” — “Barr’s differing treatment of Biden and Trump leaves many questions unanswered.” — “By first speaking out and then remaining silent, Barr very directly put his thumb on the scale, leading to material ramifications for our country—including the geopolitical landscape we now face.”

Jan. 6 Committee Claims Its ‘Digital Watergate’ Is Above The Law. Tristan Justice — “Five decades apart, the two cases of political warfare are different only by way of method and ability to conduct illegal opposition research openly.”

Trump Sues the Russia Hoaxers. John Hinderaker — “From a quick review of the Complaint, which is 108 pages long, it does a good job of summarizing the story that most people know pretty well by now. I was mostly interested in three aspects of the Complaint: the venue, the causes of action, and Trump’s lawyers.” — “In principle I applaud Trump for going after the people who conspired against him for years and ultimately did bring him down, but I think the charge of the Light Brigade had better odds of success”

Why Stormy Daniels deserves to be punished. Rajan Laad — “A few days ago, porn star Stormy Daniels lost her appeal in her failed defamation suit against Donald Trump.  She now owes more than $300,000 in legal fees to President Trump.” — “The first reason is that was among the many scandals invented by Democrats and their propaganda wing — i.e., the mainstream media — to overturn the results of the 2016 elections. — As always, facts didn’t matter, and a TV “expert” claimed with certitude that Trump could be forced out of office and even face imprisonment for violating campaign finance laws.” — “The perpetrators deserve to be severely punished for altering the course of democracy.”

Even Republican Presidents Would Seem to Have a Right to Free Speech. Clarice Feldman — “Justice Neil Gorsuch entered the unanimous opinion in the case.  He wrote that not only do elected officials retain the right of free speech but that retention is important if they are to carry out the wishes of their constituents. — Maybe someone should slip the opinion to the hacks running the January 6 Commission.”

The False Gospel of the Enemies Within the Church. Janet Levy — “Christianity has been intricately intertwined with the history and development of America and greatly contributed to its strength.  Judeo-Christian morality, in fact, has been the compass and one of the most powerful influences on Western society.  So, the Marxists see Christianity as the main obstacle to overthrowing Westphalian principles of sovereignty.”

College Officials: The Most Witless People On Earth. I&I Editorial Board — “There are occasional instances of campus officials acting as adults. But not enough. Sad but true, most are just too dense to understand what is happening around them.”

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Safeguards falling like dominoes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lessons from political behavior

Romney and NR need to learn DeSantis rule 4 – KBJ was nominated for race and sex but proclaims ignorance of both concepts – the laptop resonates – protests and ‘The Children’ positions difficult to grasp – The Delphi Oracle is called

The Babylon Bee’s Twitter Resistance Is A Lesson In Taking On Tech Tyrants. Jordan Boyd — ‘Never censor yourself. Insist that 2 and 2 make 4 even if Twitter tries to compel you to say otherwise. Make them ban tens of millions of us.’

8 Lessons From The Ron DeSantis School Of Dominating The Corrupt Media. Elle Reynolds — “DeSantis isn’t the only Republican to put up a good defense against media bullies, but he’s made a brand out of going on the offensive too.”

Senate Democrats Praise National Review For Helping Their Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmation Efforts. Jordan Boyd — “Much like the White House and its cronies in the corrupt corporate media, National Review was quick to accuse Hawley of orchestrating a smear about the Breyer replacement nominee.”

Mitt Romney says GOP attacks on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s sentencing record for child pornography cases are ‘off course’. oseddiq@insider.com (Oma Seddiq) — [note the “attacks’ to label appropriate questions about a judicial record. also note the logical fallacy in the following quote] — “Fact checkers and legal experts have said the GOP claims lack context and are misleading, citing evidence that Jackson’s sentencing fell within the standards of most federal judges.”

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s anti-constitutional, pro–child predator views. Andrea Widburg — “Democrats’ statements today boiled down to three things: (1) We are so excited that you’re a Black female. (2) Republicans are racist for daring to inquire into your credentials and views. (3) Regarding those racist questions, we would never treat a Supreme Court nominee as disrespectfully as the Republicans are treating you.  (Their disgraceful treatment of Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Comey Barrett, Clarence Thomas, and Robert Bork has been memory-holed.)” — “What’s striking is how Jackson’s answers so often sound almost logical, but they’re not.  This surreal quality was especially apparent when she explained why she thought existing child pornography laws are too harsh.”

What does this boil down to?  It means that a person seeking to be installed as a Supreme Court justice — sworn to uphold the Constitution she’s charged with interpreting — buys into an ideological theory that says the Constitution is “roach powder” and inherently racist, making the American nation rotten from root to branch.  Her beliefs cannot coexist with being on the Supreme Court.  It’s like trapping matter and anti-matter in the same space.

Judge Nominated To Supreme Court On The Basis Of Her Sex Can’t Define ‘Woman’. Jordan Boyd — “Jackson was chosen to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer in fulfillment of Biden’s identity politics pledge to install a black woman on the Supreme Court. … As Blackburn noted in her response, the fact that Jackson couldn’t give “a straight answer about something as fundamental as what a woman is underscores the dangers of the kind of progressive education that we are hearing about.”

8 Joe Biden Scandals Inside Hunter Biden’s MacBook That Corporate Media Just Admitted Is Legit. Margot Cleveland — “These scandals are no longer just about Hunter Biden. They are about now-President Joe Biden, and we need answers.”

Barr: Biden flat-out lied about Hunter’s laptop — and so did the media. Ed Morrissey — “I was shocked by that,” Bill Barr told Fox News’ John Roberts. Really? No one who’s watched Joe Biden for any length of time could be surprised by Biden lying, especially in self-promotion. Even before becoming president, Biden has made a lifelong hobby of collecting Pinocchios.” — “Biden lied because he knew he could get away with it. He’s still lying because he knows the American media will still let him get away with it. They can’t afford to cover it now, at least not unless the Department of Justice actually does indict Hunter on corruption charges. The corruption extends much farther than Biden Inc — it extends right into the media’s executive suites. Jeff Zucker was only one example of it.”

Let’s play ‘spot the peaceful protester’. Kevin McGary — “The entire world seems to have pivoted to utter insanity.  Historical standards of decorum have been turned upside-down.”

Why do Democrats Hate Children?. Sandra Friedemann — “Every time there’s a headline involving Democrats and children it is evident that as a group, Democrats hate children. Not only do they appear to hate them, but they also appear to enjoy, support, and promote sexually and mentally abusing and killing them.”

‘Climate change’: An Ideologically Driven Movement. Alexander G. Markovsky — “Scientists have been telling us that humanity will end in ten years for the past half-century. Their track record predicting the future is less trustworthy than the prophecies of the Oracle of Delphi.” — “Global Warming or Climate Change is neither an economic nor environmental project; it is an ideologically driven movement. In an ideological struggle, the more determined and more vocal side usually wins regardless of the validity of the arguments. Hence, it doesn’t matter whether it is cooling, warming, or ambiguous climate change. It is, paraphrasing James Madison, an “instrument for bringing the many under the domination of the few.”

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Suppression of data, cancellation, deceit, and distortion

Congressional propaganda machines – data supression – the American gulag – the takeover of the law schools – conspirators – consequences – whither formal worship? – expediency in dire consequences: is the higher goal being served?

Jan. 6 Committee Will Hire a Writer to Create a ‘Compelling Narrative’. Rick Moran — “They are beginning to prepare a multimedia presentation that will be available online when their final report is released (probably about six weeks out from the midterms).”

Will they differentiate between the legal efforts to challenge the electoral vote count and the illegal efforts to overturn the decision of the voters? Will they paint the peaceably assembled demonstrators who came to the Capitol ellipse to hear Donald Trump and other speakers as insurrectionists? Trying to lump the more than 50,000 Americans who came to listen to Trump in with a couple of hundred rioters who broke into the Capitol is false, misleading propaganda.

One thing that’s certain about this production: it will only tell one side of the story. And the evidence and images will be manipulated with no “minority report” to push back on it.

Free Speech, Ours and Theirs John Hinderaker — “The New York Times Editorial Board published a long essay on free speech on Friday, titled “America Has a Free Speech Problem.” – “while decrying cancel culture, the Times can see some merit in conservatives losing their jobs” – “Given the almost daily horror stories of conservatives being silenced, deplatformed, libeled and fired, you may wonder how the Times can possibly think that the main threat to free speech comes from the right.”

The Takeover of America’s Legal System. Aaron Sibarium — “The kids didn’t grow out of it.” – “This has all come as a shock to many law professors, who had long assumed that law schools wouldn’t cave to the new orthodoxy.” – “As the new ideology has been institutionalized, the costs of disobeying it have grown steeper, both for faculty and for students.”

Instapundit — “big firms were bullied into dropping Trump as a client, none of them appear to be offering pro bono representation to the January 6 defendants, and now we see this: Harvard, Yale, And Stanford Law Students And Faculty Pressure U.S. Law Firms To Cut Ties With Russian Clients. – So given that lawyers apparently are morally responsible for their choice of clients, I think it’s fair to criticize Ketanji Brown Jackson for representating accused terrorists.”

He’s Facing 20 Years For January 6 Charges. His Lawyers Say He Just Went To Protest. Gabe Kaminsky — “Knowlton has also faced repercussions outside of the legal system.”

If you think the government’s version of CV-19 data and research was bad, you should look at climate change research.Conspirators in Their Own Words. Victor Davis Hanson — “Noble left-wing ends always justify odious means, in this case projecting one’s own conspiracist efforts by smearing innocent others as conspiracists.”

Democrats Learn What Consequences Are During Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Hearing. Bonchie — “it’s been less than four years since one of the most disturbing, disgusting congressional and media spectacles in US history: The Brett Kavanaugh hearings.” – “For Durbin and his cohorts to demand civility from the GOP after their past behavior is not only laughable, but it’s insulting.”

Dick Durbin blocks documents showing Ketanji Brown Jackson’s judicial record. Monica Showalter — “Which signals that there is something they are trying to hide.” – “The Senate hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination are not going well.” 

The Scandal at Christianity Today. George Neumayr — “The publication says that Mark Galli, its former editor who called for Trump’s removal from office, has a long record of sexual harassment.” – “Call it the Trump curse. Scandals seem to befall his most moralistic critics”

Why Americans Are Really Leaving Church. Casey Chalk — “The answer, contra Broome, is not to dig in our heels and assert our independence in the face of our brokenness. We must look for a healer who knows and can redeem our plight. He awaits us in a transformative encounter within the walls of churches across our nation.”

Ukraine’s War Highlights Again That Men And Women Are Different, And We Need Them That Way. Elaine Donnelly — “Doctrinaire egalitarians do not understand or appreciate complementary differences between men and women.”

The Lincolnian Zelensky? Scott Johnson — “I don’t proclaim that Zelensky’s actions are necessarily justified or taken in good faith. They may mark him as a tyrant. I don’t know. I only know that Ukraine is in a fight for its life and that necessity may have some bearing on Zelensky’s actions” – “My point, and I do have one, is that Zelensky’s exercise of executive power under the dire circumstances that he and his countrymen face may be justly supported by the claim of necessity.”

John Bolton Inadvertently Reminds Us Why We Need Trump. J. Allen Cartwright — “At the outset of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, establishment Republicans seized the opportunity to score political points by placing the blame for Putin’s aggression squarely upon the shoulders of their primary political rival: former president Donald Trump.”

The Medical Establishment’s Willful Blindness About Vaccines and Children. Ted Noel — “When the facts are on the table, we find that the CDC is lying. … We know those are lies, but the demonic chorus is real.” – “The real issue here is called the risk/benefit ratio.”

CDC Tells New York Times It Hid Covid Data For Political Reasons. David Gortler — “Selectively cherry-picking ‘The Science’ to suit a political narrative is not ‘Following the Science.’ It is malpractice and fraud.” – “The day of reckoning for endangering American lives needs to come, and the sooner the better.”

Some Climate Change Observations. Kevin Roche — “If you think the government’s version of CV-19 data and research was bad, you should look at climate change research.”

Freed At Last. Paul F. Petrick — “Rock and roll’s official coming out party on March 21, 1952 at Cleveland Arena ended during the first set. ”

 

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Judges versus the law

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

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

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

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

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

 

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How can so many be so obviously deluded?

Russia obsession morphed into TDS and the defensive shell became hardened to briittleness. The truth is coming through the cracks and spoiling the contents. Here are observations of behavior that show what happens.

SpyGate 101: A Primer On The Russia Collusion Hoax’s Years-long Plot To Take Down Trump. Margot Cleveland — “For those who care about our country’s future but don’t want to be buried in the minutia of the Russia collusion hoax scandal, here is your big-picture primer.”

Look How Media Propagandists Covered The Trump-Russia Hoax Vs. The Bombshell Biden Laptop Scandal. Jordan Boyd — “It’s worth contrasting how so-called journalists covered Biden family corruption versus real disinformation.”

How Dem officials, the media and Big Tech worked in concert to bury the Hunter Biden story. Kyle Smith — “The Times and other major papers simply ignored the substance of The Post’s scoop, and now their readers know, or rather have just been re-re-re-reminded, that they’re Democratic Party cheerleaders who even allow presidential candidates to dictate details of how they get covered. – The next time they “fact check,” the next time they cry wolf, who will believe them?”

The Post computes this, take 2. Scott Johnson — “The Post editorial reports the results of the paper’s efforts to obtain comments from the 51 “intelligence” experts. Here are the reported results:”

Democrats Admit Jan. 6 Committee Is All About Midterms. Tristan Justice — “Democrats running the Jan. 6 Committee finally admitted the obvious: it’s a show trial all about the midterms.”

Moderate Dem quits Congress in disgust, denouncing ‘rainbows and unicorns’. Monica Showalter — “With the Squad, the greenie lobby, the teachers’ unions, and the open borders industrial complex calling the shots in the Democratic Party these days, it’s obviously no picnic to be a moderate member of the Democrats in Congress.”

The Rise of Victimhood Culture. Rajan Laad — “If there is any consistent feature among contemporary liberals, it is their relentless virtue-signaling and symbolic displays of compassion.”

 

Why Are Liberals So Psychologically Needy and Inauthentic? Steven Hayward — “There is a strange pattern among liberals: over and over again they seem compelled for some reason to embellish their personal stories with exaggerations and falsehoods, apparently in an effort to make themselves seem more authentic.” – “maybe people who embrace the creed that truth is relative, and that the world can be bent endlessly to our own good will and idealism, who think the most important thing is “the narrative,” don’t think it’s a big deal to make stuff up in service of their cause.”

Another cop-killer fêted and fawned over. Stu Tarlowe — “If you’re surprised, shocked, or even outraged that a convicted cop-killer would be invited to be the guest speaker at an institute of higher learning, you may feel those emotions even more strongly when you learned that these invitations are hardly unprecedented.”

Europe’s Green Energy Policies Bought Russia’s War Machine. Michael Fumento — “Merkel & Co. really painted themselves into a corner by rejecting nuclear energy and relying on Russian fossil fuels.”

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Seeing through the fog

Truth matters, eventually – imagination runs wild in racist thinking – Smollet is out on bail pending appeal but don’t tell the WaPo he has privilege – The Koran says things non-muslims need to understand – VDH goes classical for describing Ukraine options.

People Are Seeing Through Holes In Woke Ideology: Critical Theory Expert. Masooma Haq and Jan Jekielek via The Epoch Times — “woke ideology will destroy itself because it is not grounded in truth, but rather seeks power.” – “People sometimes say to me, ‘You didn’t use to make fun of the left as much.’ Yeah, because they didn’t give me so much to work with,” Maher said during a January 2022 episode” — “The truth of those questions is thrown away because [they] don’t care about the truth. It’s expressions of power to control people, and that’s how they view everything. So, you always end up with this endless back and forth, where people are arguing about ‘Well, who benefits?’” – “When the Soviet Union came down, it didn’t crumble because of bombs and guns,” he said. “It collapsed under the weight of the lies that were propping it up.”

Today In Wokery: Whiteboards And “Whiteness” In Physics. Steven Hayward — “Yes, the whole article is just a nonsensical as you think, and thus entirely typical of radical “scholarship” in the academic identity politics hothouses today. But this one is especially absurd because of its focus on . . . whiteboards. Don’t believe me? From the complete article” – “One wonders how the APS allowed themselves to conned into allowing this journal to claim an affiliation with them.”

Washington Post Column: Jussie Smollett is “Just Another Black Man Serving Time-in a System More Perverted than his Crime. Jonathan Turley – “leave readers with a strikingly false impression of the facts and findings in the case.” – “What is most striking about the Washington Post column is the claim that it is Smollett’s brief jail term — not his hoax — that will undermine future cases of racist attacks … I would think that the greater damage is promulgating a craven and sensational hoax that cost the city and the police a fortune while risking that others may doubt for such claims in the future.”

An Injustice Worse than the Plight of George Floyd. Jeffrey Folks — “The names of Terry Aultman and Brenda Aultman are not well known, but they should be, more so than that of George Floyd. – For once, maybe the national media could play fair and report honestly about a black-on-white murder, but they won’t.”

The Reason Islam’s So Keen on Hating Us. Raymond Ibrahim — “In short, jihad — or terrorism, war on non-Muslims for no less a reason than that they are non-Muslims — is simply the physical realization of an ignored doctrine that precedes it: Islam’s unequivocal command for Muslims to hate non-Muslims.”

Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Classical Choices. Victor Davis Hanson — “Is it to be Salamis, Thebes, Thermopylae—or Melos?”

 

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Who’s got guns?

The wars continue unabated both in Ukraine and here at home. Gun control efforts denying the right of self defense resort to shenanigans – if you look around, can you recognize where you are? – COVID fallout will leave scars – Her’s your FBI – The House has gone rogue with federal police (but that’s in the gun control budget bill, too) – then Henry has a story to tell about ivermectin

“Guilty Until Proven Innocent” – Biden Signs New Backdoor Gun Control Into Law. Submitted by The Machine Gun Nest (TMGN)., — “of course, they’ve hidden gun control in a massive spending bill designed to fund the Government. Hidden within this 3000-page bill were two significant pieces of gun control. – But that’s only half of this shady gun control strategy. The second half is to wrap gun control into a bill that is difficult to vote against for fear of social stigma.”

Does Anyone Recognize This Country Anymore? I & I Editorial Board — “The U.S. went through a historical convulsion in the 1960s, and not only survived but emerged restored and optimistic in the 1980s. This time, though, the destroyers are better organized and seem more determined than their predecessors. We hope there are still enough Americans who believe the country is worth defending.”

Two Years After Lockdowns, The West’s Troubles Aren’t Ending — They’re Just Beginning. Christopher Bedford — “The lockdowns mark the start of a ride we can’t get off.” – “Even in states that have long since shrugged off the bureaucrats’ Covid demands, trust is broken.” – “What’s not yet written is whether we overcome. That will be up to us, and God.”

Video of Unconstitutional FBI Raid on Project Veritas Journalist’s Home; Armed Agents Scream ‘Let Me See Your Hands!’

J6 Fishing Expedition and 2022 Election Goals Could Reveal Why Pelosi Opened Satellite DC Police Offices in Key States. Sundance — “Anyone who has followed politics for any amount of time knows the Nancy Pelosi “January 6th Committee” is an opposition research effort under the guise of a House investigation.  The goal is to frame an extremist narrative favorable for the Democrats in the 2022 mid-term election. That is the entire goal.”

COVID Care Fiasco: The Hill-Lawrie Video. Henry F. Smith Jr, M.D. — “Let me tell a story. It details probably the most important event in the suppression of the drug Ivermectin for treatment of COVID-19 a medication that had the potential to have saved many lives.”

 

 

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Soft facts and hard conclusions

Legal process is supposed to be hard but has become mushy – Trump’s got an idea on how to harden staff – Democrat leadership is a wooden knife in a a hard context – Google fondles evil for hard results on soft perceptions – security guarantees are maybe not as hard as many assumed – Tabarrok notes an interview with sense about Russia – The Atlantic figures that the horror of a nuclear holocaust is what happens to global weather – NGO’s influence is insidious – Rittenhouse retractions – Brady leads – and medical professionals through out a century of experience gained knowledge

Wait…That’s How Long a Jan. 6 Defendant Has Been Detained With No Indictment. Matt Vespa — “This sounds like something out of North Korea, Hussein’s Iraq, or Castro’s Cuba. We have a person detained for nearly 90 days without an indictment. Why? Well, this person was around the Capitol Building during the January 6 riot.” – “While it’s perfectly fine to dismiss January 6 because it wasn’t that big of a deal, the fact that the nation is falling apart because Joe Biden is a failed president also lends itself to be a massive cover to those who were illegally detained, like Mr. Denney.”

Now You’re Talking: Trump Offers a Proposal to Destroy the Deep State. Robert Spencer — “Virtually all Americans believed, until the inauguration of Donald Trump as president on January 20, 2017, that when someone became president, he could begin to implement his agenda. Certainly Old Joe Biden’s handlers have done so with a vengeance since they took over; but when Trump became president, he immediately began to encounter resistance from entrenched members of the government bureaucracy who refused to do as he ordered.” – “It’s a commonsensical solution, as Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance pointed out. “Everyone is losing their mind about this, but I’ve been calling for it at every town hall I do. Either the president controls the executive branch or he doesn’t. If he doesn’t, we don’t live in a Republic, we live in a civil service driven oligarchy.”

Democrat leadership has devalued America beyond recognition. Terry Paulding — “Elections have consequences. How many times have you heard that? It’s certainly true. The world has been watching our country tilt to the dark side, which set things in motion that have consequences far beyond our own society. I see what is happening in Ukraine, at least in part, as the result of our dishonest left’s manipulation, leading to the emasculation and degradation of our once well-ordered society.”

Google Attacks Us For Reporting On Our Own Poll — Calls It ‘Harmful lnformation’. I & I Editorial Board — “kudos, Google. You’ve just taken another step towards acting like a totalitarian dictator. Remind us again of what that motto was you used to parade around. Be evil? Be like Stalin? Help us out here.”

Security Guarantees, Real And Imagined. John Hinderaker — “It is highly unlikely that we will elect a president more feckless than Joe Biden, but it it useful to see how that possibility weighs on the minds of European decision makers. But the key point here is that the Europeans might be able to defend themselves while the U.S. focuses on the Pacific.” – “Donald Trump was right: it is long past time for powerful European countries, including Germany, to look to their own defense, even if in cooperation with us. And, of course, the more able they are to defend themselves against Russian aggression, the more likely they are to receive military help from their NATO allies, including us, should the time come.”

Kotkin on Russia and the West. Alex Tabarrok — “Kotkin has some some thoughts on the Kennan, Mearsheimer, Kissinger, Hill, Service et al. view that expanding NATO was a precipitating event in the Ukraine-Russia war which are well taken, albeit he fails to think on the margin. Much more important is his full throated defense of the West. Just a few months ago a defense like this would have been branded as right-wing agitprop and the author attacked for not being woke to the evils of capitalism. But Putin has reminded the West of its virtues.”

The Atlantic’s take on nuclear war shows us why satire is impossible today. Andrea Widburg — “I would have imagined that most people would have a strong enough grasp on reality to think that the worst things flowing from a nuclear war would be the instant deaths of tens of people, the survivor’s slow radiation poisoning, vast segments of the world’s entire infrastructure permanently broken, and human life entering a period of almost unimaginable apocalyptic horror.”

Maria Bartiromo’s Sources Are Right: The Biden Administration Is Actively Partnering With Putin On Climate And Iran. Emily Jashinsky — “Whether or not you agree with the wisdom of these decisions, the Biden administration is openly continuing to treat Russia as a ‘partner’ on climate and Iran.”

Green Politicians Closing Nuclear Plants Are Putin’s ‘Useful Idiots’. Chris Tomlinson — “In 2017, United States congressmen Lamar Smith and Randy Weber wrote a letter to then-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claiming that Russia had used shell companies in Bermuda to funnel money to various NGOs and claimed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had admitted at a private dinner that Russia funded NGOs.”

Tom Brady Returns! John Hinderaker — “What Brady has achieved can’t possibly be the result of unique athletic talent. Rather, it must represent an all-time great lesson in what it means to be a leader. To elevate those around you to a level that they didn’t know they could attain.”

An Academic Coda on Kyle Rittenhouse. Seth Barrett Tillman — “Academics make mistakes. – They join in group think. – They retract. – Sometimes they do not even notice that they are retracting. – And they cover their tracks. – It is not a very pretty picture.”

Here from Kevin MD is your medical profession – can you tell what is happening to the medical profession? [hint: look for hyperbole, logical fallacies, and unsupported beliefs often contradicting reality]

Governor Abbott’s decree: medically harmful, scientifically unfounded, and unethical. Michael Morse, MD and Christian Moser, MD

Remove race from clinical guidelines. Carmen Presti, DNP, APRN

 

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Appeasement and acclamation; betrayal and ignorance

 Iran appeasement is US betrayal – the FBI is above the law and its own rules – Tucker describes dangers – Democrats dictate Constitutional amendments – Pigs fly by Congressional shenanigans, er ‘tactics’ – the NYT, ’nuff said – state law isn’t for Feds to decide – reading is difficult but perhaps that is why we face so many challenges with propaganda 

Washington’s Betrayal Has Only Just Begun. Caroline Glick — “We are about to be scapegoated.” – “The Saudis and the Emirates clearly already recognize the sucker’s game that Biden and his team are playing.”

Audit reveals FBI rule-breaking in probes involving politicians, religious groups, media. Ryan Lovelace — “Cato Institute senior fellow Patrick Eddington uncovered the audit in litigation his organization brought against the FBI for access to government records. He said the audit reveals how far “off-the-chain” FBI field offices have strayed.” – “In and around the timespan of the audit, the Justice Department and FBI repeatedly came under scrutiny for questionable investigations involving lawmakers and news reporters.”

Perhaps Tucker Carlson’s most profound monologue ever. Andrea Widburg — “about Biden’s latest, terrifying power-grab and how our government is destroying the American economy.” – “without a single pause, the Biden administration slipped effortlessly from COVID emergency powers (which are now passé thanks to polling) and is, instead, assuming war powers” – “Tucker explained that what happened is unprecedented and incredibly dangerous for the American people” – “What he has to say is profoundly ugly and disturbing, but it’s also important.  We are close to the cliff’s edge.  I don’t know if there’s still time to turn back or if we’ve actually crossed the edge and are in free fall.  I do know, though, that if there’s still a chance, we must slam on the brakes.”

Amendments by Acclamation: Democrats Move to Simply Declare the Equal Rights Amendment as Ratified. Jonathan Turley — “these Democrats insist that a unilateral decision from Ferriero declaring it ratified would mean it is ratified … at least until some courts say otherwise.” – “Such muscle plays have become common in the last two years” – “So, an amendment that died decades ago, arguably eight states short of ratification, simply would be published as law by fiat of the archivist”

When Pigs Fly: Congress Inserts over 4,000 Pork Earmarks in Spending Bill. Jonathan Turley — “For years, Congress has dispensed with the pretense of informed legislative process when it comes to major bills and appropriations.” – “It is a familiar tactic on pork spending. You can hide an entire drove of pigs behind a single redeeming budget item” – “it is hard to have that debate when congressional leaders are dumping massive bills and calling for quick votes on little more than the cover page.”

NYT calls for censorship. Don Surber — “The New York Times stopped being a reliable newspaper 20 to 25 years ago. But its slide into supporting an authoritarian government in the past 6 years is breath-taking. NYT reacted to the election of Donald John Trump with a temper tantrum that became a dark propaganda campaign.” – “NYT is run by masters of the masquerade with their fake insurrection, fake collusion and fake 1619 project” – “If NYT really believed disinformation and vitriol were bad, it would cease publication.”

The Ministry of Public Information Announces Internet Search Modifications to Protect Citizens Against Wrong Thoughts. Sundance — “In the olden days this would be akin to picking up a redacted Yellow Pages phone directory” – “Comrades, the Ministry of Public Information, DuckDuckGo Division, is making modifications to the internet search engine results in order to protect us from dis-information, mis-information and mal-information.  Wrongthinking perspectives will no longer be acceptable.”

Texas Supreme Court Ruling Ends Remaining Challenge To “Fetal Heartbeat” Law. William A. Jacobson — “For now, the Texas Fetal Heartbeat Law is alive and kicking.”

Teens should read the whole book. Joanne Jacobs — “High school students need to read challenging books — not excerpts or simplified versions, argues Arthur Unobskey” – “I urged my boss to let students struggle with the original, even if they couldn’t handle it all, rather than giving them my dumbed-down version. She said, “You don’t understand. These kids can’t read.” – I realized that a man captured in Africa, held as a slave and self-educated in defiance of the law wrote English that freeborn American teenagers, schooled since the age of five, could not read.”

 

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Measures and values can show ugly

just what are you measuring in the economy? – problem recognition is a necessary first step – Barr wasn’t only about Trump – Teachers don’t show shine – Ukraine has a leader for the times – DuckDuckGo shows its not principle that counts – More from Rosenberg – the green immorals

Adjusted for inflation, there is no inflation. Don Surber — “Wow. What a relief. Just adjust prices for inflation and inflation goes away.”

Democrats Can’t Solve America’s Energy Problems Because They Don’t Recognize They Caused Them. H. Sterling Burnett — “Their belief that wind, solar, batteries, and electric vehicles combined can effectively and cheaply power the nation while ending the use of energy sources that emit greenhouse gasses is foolish and belied by existing evidence.”

Yet Another Politicized Metric From Yet Another Corrupt Institution. Instapundit — “‘Doomsday Clock’ Will Remain Unchanged Under Biden as Russia Puts Nuclear Arsenal on High Alert: End-of-the-world alarmists ticked clock toward midnight after Trump election.”

also at Instapundit — Mark Judge on the Barr book — “William Barr’s conflict with President Trump has been the main focus of the wide press coverage of the former attorney general’s new memoir, “One Damn Thing After Another.” Ignored is how much Mr. Barr ascribes the deepest problems facing America to what he calls “the Democratic Party’s lurch to the left.”

How Low Can The Teachers’ Unions Sink? John Hinderaker — “Why is the teachers’ union striking, apart from sheer malice directed against our children? For more money, of course. But that isn’t how the union head puts it”

Florida ‘Parental Rights in Education’ bill gets the old Democrat histrionics treatment. Monica Showalter — “It’s getting to be a pattern with Democrats.”

America’s DNA Is Freedom, Not Oppression — Our Students Deserve The Truth. Michael P. Farris — “Heroes of the civil rights movement saw that our nation was not perfect but that its laws could be improved. And they worked to improve them. CRT does the opposite. … We must teach our children to see our history clearly and see that, in spite of our faults, we can work together to build up rather than dismantle. As the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass once said, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

Zelensky’s stand. Michael Curtis — “There are many unintended consequences of the fighting in Ukraine, but four factors may be indicated.”

DuckDuckGo and Facebook reverse policies to join in hating Putin and Russia. Thomas Lifson — “Horror at the death and destruction inflicted on Ukraine by Russia’s invasion is a normal and healthy reaction.  So is anger at Russian President Vladimir Putin, who launched and continues the warfare. – But with saturation-level war propaganda (some true, some not) dominating the media, many are tempted to enhance their own standing by virtue-signaling their hatred.  Virtue-signaling in a moment of mass frenzied hatred can have unanticipated longer-term consequences.”

Project Veritas has another mind-boggling video of a NY Times reporter. Andrea Widburg — “This time, in addition to admitting that the infamous “Trump pee tape” doesn’t exist, Rosenberg had some keen insights about the way in which the “crazier leftist” woke mentality is affecting the quality of the paper’s reporting.” — “Incidentally, Rosenberg shouldn’t be given props for his honesty.  Knowing that the stories he reports are often lies and that the people he works with are emotionally damaged, crazy ideologues doesn’t stop him.”

Totalitarianism And The Face Mask War. Patrick M. Garry — “Perhaps this great conflict has been brewing for a long time.  Perhaps it has been brewing since the 1960s, when the Left set out to impose massive regulations on every aspect of economic activity.” — “Maybe instead of lecturing and berating people who oppose the mask mandate, liberal elites should try listening to them, affording them the dignity of being heard, and treating them as human beings worthy of respect.  Then again, perhaps the elites really don’t want to know what the mask war is all about.”

The Green ImmoralistsVictor Davis Hanson — “Did the global moralist Kerry mean by “impact” the over 650 Russian missiles that impacted Ukrainian buildings and tore apart children?” — “Here at home, Biden gets even crazier.” — “Elite ideology divorced from reality impoverishes people and can get them killed.

 

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disastrous policies to destroy

They thought Trump was raising the odds of a nuclear war – projection, anyone? The war in Europe has tangled roots – insurrection exposed. more projection – and yet more on the NYT complicity – The police were left out to dry on 1/6 – There was a massive protest, did you hear about it on the news? – facts and reality seem to be missing in so many ‘discussions’

DC Elites Have Opened Americans To Nuclear Attack, So Americans Must Protect Themselves. Brian T. Kennedy — “America’s Democratic elites have intentionally left us vulnerable to nuclear attack in the belief that nuclear war was not possible.” – “At the heart of a free society is the ability to engage in civil discourse about, among other things, the defense of one’s civilization. This is not, unfortunately, possible in America at present.” — “Our enemies see weakness everywhere in Washington. It would be good to demonstrate to them the resolve of the American people, and to do so immediately.”

Here’s the truth on Ukraine, as far as I can tell. Dan Truitt — “Trump’s right: Putin is a genius.  Unfortunately, we seem to be in a historically rare period in which the leaders of 1.5 billion people — i.e., the West — are to a person feckless, obtuse, senile, or some combination of the three.”

The Morning Briefing: Enemy of the People Media and the Insurrection That Never Was. Stephen Kruiser — “The Democrats’ obsession with the non-insurrection of Jan. 6, 2021, is actually everything they say the events of that day were: a dangerous threat to our freedom. – Their friends in the media help them get away with continued perversions of their oaths of office and justice.”

Project Veritas PSA.

Matthew Rosenberg Keeps Talking.  Scott Johnson — “New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg was one of the three reporters with a byline on the January 11, 2017 story “How a Sensational, Unverified Dossier Became a Crisis for Donald Trump.” The story is a confused mashup of the facts as we have come to know them in connection with the Steele Dossier. The three reporters had the assistance of three more “who contributed reporting,” and they still couldn’t get to the bottom of the story. Not even close.”

Capitol Police Were Severely Unprepared To Handle Events Of Jan. 6, 2021  Jordan Boyd — “The report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that most of the 315 officers interviewed felt severely unprepared to handle any unauthorized breach of Capitol property.” – “Capitol Police officials and even D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser have admitted that Jan. 6 exposed key failures of the law enforcement department, but so far, the department has largely failed to implement the recommendations made by the Capitol Police Inspector General and others.”

Is The Times Finally Catching On? John Hinderaker — “Here are the charts: — The lack of a clear pattern is itself striking. — I would say there is an obvious pattern, it just isn’t the one the Times wanted to see. — The Times piece is full of factual and logical errors.”

Rolling with the People’s Convoy. B. Crat — “Concerns about growing government tyranny don’t end with COVID mandates and restrictions, either — I know I am terrified of getting a knock at the door asking if I was in the convoy and why.”

If You Thought The COVID Thought Police Were Bad, You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet. I & I Editorial Board — “The COVID pandemic unleashed Big Tech censors in a big way.” — “Already, Big Tech is sharpening its algorithms to go after the next target – imposing speech codes regarding “climate science.” — “So, keep this in mind. The left isn’t just going to hand back the controls it amassed during COVID. It will look for new ways to use these tools – emboldened by the public’s demonstrated pliability in the face of “public health” authoritarianism – to control still more aspects of our lives. – All in the name of the “greater good.”

Why the bid to destroy the fossil fuel industry when past predictions of doom have been completely wrong? Jack Hellner — “Shouldn’t government policies be based on factual scientific data instead of easily manipulated computer models, especially policies that remake or destroy so much that improves are quality and length of life?” — “The disastrous policies to destroy the fossil fuel industry are decimating the poor, the middle class, and small business, and it is all based on computer models, not facts”

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Crude hypocrisy an Rot of Politics

Rewriting history in service of race mongering – gaming the children for appeasement of sin – extortion and threats as tactics of an army of ‘lawyers’ – Energy is critical to a functioning society and fantasy doesn’t do it.

Why the Washington Post Cannot ‘Correct’ Its Trayvon Tribute. Jack Cashill — “On February 26, the Washington Post commemorated the ten-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death with a loving and outrageously dishonest video tribute to the fallen 17-year-old. Even more troubling, columnist Charles Blow enlisted former president Barack Obama in this mendacious rewrite of recent history.”

Florida Democrats expose both their dishonesty and moronic thinking. Andrea Widburg — “Florida’s new law expanding parental rights bans sexual orientation and gender discussions in kindergarten through 3rd-grade classrooms (four- to eight-year-olds), deeming them developmentally inappropriate.  Democrats charged Florida with murderous homophobia and transphobia”

’65 Project’ targets Trump lawyers. James Anthony — “The project aims to push for specific rules against what they deem to be “fraudulent and malicious lawsuits to overturn legitimate election results” to be enacted by all state bar associations.” – “the group “hopes to deter right-wing legal talent from signing on to any future GOP efforts to overturn elections — including the midterms or 2024.”

The Crude Hypocrisy And Rot Of Green Politics. I & I Editorial Board — “It didn’t have to happen this way. The resources are still available.” – “this not-in-my-back yard attitude is hypocritical, but worse than that, it produces poor public policy. We hope some day a majority of voters consistently figures this out in election after election.”

 

 

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Don’t they teach the Constitution in law school anymore?

Federal [in]justice run amok – Show me the person and I’ll find a crime they say – Trudeau is insidious but got to Andrea on this one – climate and energy are both slippery and, hence, prime for corruption of thought, idea, and greed.

January 6 Defendant Being Illegally Detained – Locked up More Than 80 Days With No Indictment. Leslie McAdoo Gordon — “Denney’s case involves two distinct, major screwups. The first is that he was not afforded a Preliminary Hearing, to which he is entitled under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Constitution. The second is that he has not been indicted by a grand jury within 30 days of his arrest, as required by the federal Speedy Trial Act. Consequently, Denney’s detention has been unlawful since at least late January 2022.”

The Prosecutors Who Resigned Over Trump Criminal Probe Completely Expose Themselves. Bonchie — “No president in history has faced more corrupt lawfare than Donald Trump, and that didn’t end once he left office. Numerous criminal probes are going on in various far-left districts, including New York City and Atlanta, in an attempt to throw Trump in prison for anything they can come up with.” – “unlike most criminal investigations, these probes didn’t start with a clearly defined crime that demanded justice. Rather, they started with a political target, and everything else has flowed from there.”

The huge lie in Garry Trudeau’s Sunday edition of Doonesbury. Andrea Widburg — “I read those strips religiously for years.  In many ways, they provided my political education.  That’s probably still true for generations of people, no matter their age, who turn to the comics first when they get the paper.  That’s why it matters greatly that, in yesterday’s Sunday comics, Garry Trudeau told a blatant lie about the newly enacted election laws in Georgia.  He needs to be taken to task, and I’ve volunteered for the job.”

5 New Special Counsel Arguments Against A Russia Hoaxer’s Attempt To Escape. Margot Cleveland — “Special Counsel John Durham demolished a key Russia hoax figure’s attempt to get criminal charges against him dropped.”

Rising Seas and Government Greed. Jeffrey Folks — “there’s practically no place in America where a modest rise in sea levels will make a difference in one’s way of life.  But a rise in gas prices will — as will higher taxes to pay for addressing climate change, despite the fact that human efforts will not actually prevent the climate from changing.”

 

 

 

 

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is this what it’s come to?

Teapot tempests – they can’t mean it, can they? – your children are belong to us – the ship sank on batteries – ways to know with patience high on the list.

Is It Intentional or Simply Ignorance? Steve Feinstein — “Among a number of things going wrong in America right now, worst of all is our totally unnecessary, self-inflicted end to energy independence. This one is particularly frustrating because it is so unnecessary and arbitrary.” – “The energy issue really highlights the “intentional vs. ignorance” fault line within the Democratic Party.”

In Wisconsin, a fight over whether children belong to the state or the parents. Andrea Widburg — “The teachers’ unstated argument is that, because parents are unforgiving, rigid, discriminatory troglodytes who might interfere with a child’s search for his, her, or its natural gender development, when they withhold that information from parents, they are acting on the same principle that sees the state rescue a child from a physically abusive home. – Here’s the sad thing: The above tweets cover less than two weeks in the life of Libs of TikTok. There are literally hundreds more if you keep scrolling down.” – “If parents do not push back hard, displacing the board members and firing the faculty and staff playing sexual and racial abuse mind games with young children, parents will find that they have lost their children to the state.”

With New Energy Technologies, Beware of Spontaneous Combustion. H. Sterling Burnett — “Cars with internal combustion engines can catch fire in these cases as well. It’s another thing entirely, however, when a car spontaneously catches fire when stuck in rush-hour traffic or when unattended, parked on the street or in one’s garage. Electric vehicles have been known to do this, especially while charging or caught in highway gridlock.” – “This much is clear: before you add a solar system with backup battery to your home, check with your homeowner’s insurance to find out what you have to do to keep from voiding your coverage in the case of a battery-caused fire. Do the same when purchasing an electric vehicle you intend to charge in your garage.”

Ukraine: What do I Know? Clarice Feldman — “What I am unclear about is what should we do now.”

Conservatives, Ukraine And Russia.  John Hinderaker — “Conservatives are currently under attack on two contradictory grounds: 1) they are pro-Vladimir Putin, and 2) they are warmongers trying to embroil the U.S. in a war against Putin.” – “the attacks on conservatives from both directions seem to me to be twin teapot tempests.” – “so far, claims that substantial numbers of conservatives are pro-Putin on the one hand, or are itching to go to war against him on the other, are wrong.”

 

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Remorse and despair are easy to find right now

A catalog of sins and despair – just who’s your hero? Or, maybe, just how do you measure heroic?

Americans are no longer a serious people or culture. Glenn K. Beaton — “I love my country. But I have a problem with the current occupants. Americans are fat, fatuous, failing and flailing. Let’s look at some evidence.” – “We’re no longer a serious people or a serious culture. For that, we and the world are the poorer and the likes of Vladimir Putin are the richer.”

The Honor Deficit, James Hankins — “When a society offers people an avenue to distinguish themselves through merit, very soon it starts to produce meritorious people. What a surprise.”

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The narrative: a square peg being forced into a round hole

Gramsci et al speak through the rabbi – snitches should stay in the middle school – the wisdom of Petunia by Roger Duvosin – parents matter- the media and the narrative, tactics and gaslighting – who’s your bully?

The Wrecking Ball of American Cultural Marxism. Howard Sachs — “This week, in my neighborhood, a non-orthodox rabbi and cantor sanctified in a religious ceremony the declaration of a person to be non-binary, sexless, neither male nor female.” – “This new attack on America is not cute. It’s not progressive. In essence, it’s actually cruel.  It’s a regressive return to a pre-Biblical, pre-Enlightenment, prescientific worldview, a view spoken about in the opening chapters of the Bible. It is a return to the world of darkness and chaos before God in his love brought light and order to the universe.”

Insane: A School District Spied on Parents and Reported Social Media Activity to Their Employers. Matt Vespa — “Who the hell are these people? Where do they get the stones to do something like this?”

Make children’s books great again. Nancy Andersen — “The debate over books in public-school libraries has become a political battleground.  In progressive counties, school boards use this debate to intimidate parents.” – “It isn’t enough to carry books around, to posture pretentiously about social justice causes in front of cameras.  Dangerous unanticipated events have resulted and will result that scar society.” – “Only if we return books centered in morality, humility, and creativity to our most innocent will we overcome the critical theory movement.”

Parents matter. Don Surber — “Picked to deliver the Republican response to Biden’s bewildering State of the Union address, Reynolds gave her party and her country direction when she said, “Republicans believe that parents matter.” – This was the main theme of her rebuttal.” – “she provided frustrated and ignored Americans with a rally cry.”

How CNN Twists the Racial Narrative. Alexander Riley — “Could it be any clearer that the mainstream media actively wants to divide the country and make us hate one another?” – “If you want to believe that headline, don’t watch the video.” – “if, when more facts come in, and the narrative presented by CNN turns out looking more questionable than it already does after an objective look at the video, there will be no correction of the record.  They will just rely on the public to forget the case and then eagerly move on to the next thing they can bend and twist to fit the narrative.”

The great weasel-word gaslight: The Jan. 6 commission finds nothing on Trump. Monica Showalter — “Liz Cheney’s Jan. 6 commission is starting to look stupid.” – “despite their burning hate for President Trump and their dogged effort to pin something, anything, on Trump, they are failing miserably at this task, because there’s no there there.  These people will twist any fact they can, yet they still couldn’t pin what they wanted on Trump even as the Times tries to cover for them, and with its many “suggestions” that they have something when really, they don’t.  That’s gaslighting, and it’s getting very gassy indeed.”

DeSantis Finishes off Mask Controversy With Boom He Drops on the Real Bullies. Nick Arama

The Biden Inflation Octopus. Victor Davis Hanson — “the Biden Administration is in such denial of inflation that it sounds to Americans simply callous and indifferent to the misery it has unleashed.” – :Unlike now-unpopular critical race theory, it cannot be avoided for a day. You cannot tune it out like one does the mess in Afghanistan or the now nonexistent southern border. Inflation attacks everyone in 24/7, 360-degree fashion.”

It’s Time To Kill This Big Fat Biden Lie Once And For All. I & I Editorial Board — “If Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of the Big Tech bullies insist on stopping “misinformation,” why aren’t they censoring President Joe Biden for his repeated flagrant lie about the economy?” – “The country was not in an economic crisis, or a crisis of any kind, when Biden took office. – It is a crisis now, however, thanks to what Biden has done since taking office.- Here are the facts.”

Ukraine Shows The World Why Gun Rights Are Human Rights. Cody Wisniewski — “The people of Ukraine have a chance because they are armed. Imagine if they had been training with these weapons their whole lives.”

 

 

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