Archive for September, 2022

the fires are burning: civilization, truth, science

self immolation? – “We are in a great experiment in which regressive progressivism discounts all the institutions and methodologies of the past that have guaranteed a safe, affluent, well-fed and sheltered America … Civilization is fragile. It hinges on ensuring the stuff of life.” —  Victor Davis Hanson: The Thinnest Veneer of Civilization › American Greatness — “As we suffer self-inflicted mass looting, random street violence, hyperinflation, a nonexistent border, unaffordable fuel, and a collapsing military, Americans will come to appreciate just how thin is the veneer of their civilization. – When stripped away, we are relearning that what lies just beneath is utterly terrifying.”

the whole truth is needed – “I hope that I don’t have to spend my golden years deprogramming my son from false information being conveyed by the schools.” — : Islam: The Omitted Verses – American Thinker — “The Islam Project does not provide any of the Quran verses which are contradictory to verse 2:256.”

when they run amok – “The book, however, has not brought a sense of vindication as much as frustration” … “both impeachments were an abusive use of the Article I authority in the denial of any substantive hearings before the Judiciary Committee” — New Book Reveals Democratic Decision to Abandon Due Process and Historical Precedent to Impeach Trump – JONATHAN TURLEY

this will not end well – “Take note of the entirely subjective terms … they have no factual basis … even when they make a factual case, they walk into more rakes than Sideshow Bob” … “This is why we call them the party of projection.  They are doing everything they accuse the pro-freedom side of doing.” — D. Parker: Why the right is forbidden to defend itself from leftist attacks – American Thinker — “All you have to do is look at how the anti-liberty left have nothing in terms of a factual case and must rely on a firehose of lies and subjective accusations to see that after 80 years of gaslighting, the facts show that the collectivists of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party were always on the left side of the political spectrum.”

impressive action list – “On Tuesday afternoon, DeSantis’s office sent out a press release outlining the state’s response to the storm — and it’s extraordinary” … “Many on the left — who are predisposed to hate DeSantis — have been caught hoping he’ll fail and predicting a massive death toll — because that’ll show the cons or something. But a quick glance at the governor’s emergency preparations gives lie to their predictions.” —  Paula Bolyard: DeSantis’s Critics Are Wrong About His Hurricane Response – PJ Media – “DeSantis is clearly not phoning it in. The list above shows a governor who knows how to wield the levers of power for good — to save lives and alleviate suffering. Our prayers go out to Floridians affected by Ian. Stay safe out there, folks.”

‘scientist’ used to convey credibility – “We might be able to stop an asteroid, but not incompetent leadership … This week proved that the gravest threat to the human race is still the human race. We appear to be marching closer to doomsday — even if scientists won’t say it yet.” … “The artificial clock was created after World War II and has remained a fixation among journalists to cheer Democratic policy outcomes while fearmongering over Republicans” — Tristan Justice: ‘Doomsday Clock’ Unchanged Under Biden Despite Nuclear Threat

 

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cataloging malfeasance

words must mean things we agree upon – “how ironic that the Left defames nearly half of America as dangerous “semi-fascist” extremists, white-raged and privileged, ultra MAGA, and guilty of all sorts of thought crimes from secession to civil insurrection? And what is the result?” … “We are reaching a critical juncture now in America. – Writing off half the population as irredeemable and deplorable or semi-fascists is not a sustainable proposition. And we can see how it is not.” — Victor Davis Hanson via American Greatness: Remembering Hate Speech: Victor Davis Hanson | ZeroHedge — “what we used to know as “hate speech” is now presidentially acceptable speech, and what has followed from it is no surprise.”

fears that bore out – “The tragic events of 9/11 marked a turning point in our nation’s recent civil rights history. First the terrorists attacked us—and then, in the name of national security, we began to attack ourselves. … This special law designed for an emergency has become a permanent addition to the government’s investigatory toolbox. The unfortunate reality is that the bulk of the actions taken by law enforcement under the Patriot Act have almost nothing to do with combating terrorism.” — Harmeet K. Dhillon: The Politicization of the Department of Justice | Imprimis — “We must find a way to return our Department of Justice to that central principle of American constitutionalism, as it carries out its duties in the name of Lady Liberty.”

consequences? – “The FBI has been under an unfavorable spotlight over its politicized activity under color of law enforcement … a case out in Los Angeles suggests there’s more than just a political ethics problem — there seems to be a straight ethics problem, a downright crime problem, and the shocking thing is that nobody seems afraid of going to jail for it.” — Monica Showalter: Is the FBI descending into a smash-and-grab gang? – American Thinker — “Whatever it is, there needs to be some kind of righting of course as this lawsuit proceeds. Someone’s got to pay for these thug ethics and reform the agency that has clearly gotten out of control on multiple fronts.”

twisting in the wind – “I am proud to be considered a non-intellectual who does my own research, tells the truth that the climate is and has always changed cyclically and naturally. For telling the truth, I am disparaged as being anti-science, stupid, a climate change denier. I am constantly called a far-right extremist, deplorable, and compared to a domestic terrorist.” — Jack Hellner: The media and other Democrats will seek to destroy any Republican candidate – American Thinker — “I will proudly vote for people who have common sense, who are considered anti-intellectual and understand that the government is not the solution for much and vote against self-righteous elitists who consider themselves smarter than the rest of us no matter how stupid and destructive their policies are.”

conversation needs talking and listening (and honesty) – “It’s because our bureaucratic overlords and their Democrat sponsors are still not listening to the grievances of a large, and growing, number of Americans.” — John Green: There’s a Reason Conservatives are Becoming Less Tame – American — Thinker — “We’re still shouting — louder every day. Our discontent hasn’t turned into a brawl yet — and it doesn’t need to. But the time for “tame” is long past.”

climate brouhaha examples: “Establishment climate science has become infatuated by its own imagined expertise and importance.” — Norman Rogers: The Climate Crisis Lie – American Thinker — and  — “It is the height of naïveté to think our economic competitors in the world like China and India will wreck their economies based on a fraudulent global warming hypothesis.” — Guy K. Mitchell, Jr.: Global warming pseudoscience is poised to wreck the US economy – American Thinker

 

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propaganda, power politics, under cover warfare

purpose of communication? – “Orwell was concerned above all about the particular threat posed by totalitarianism to words and language” … “The parallels between Orwell’s nightmarish vision of totalitarianism and the totalitarian mindset of today, in which language is policed and controlled, should not be overstated.” — Bruno Waterfield via Spiked-Online.com: Why Orwell Matters | ZeroHedge

rationalize this! – “The uproar at Martha’s Vineyard prompted the Democratic hierarchy to do some explaining” — Victor Davis Hanson: Martha’s Meltdown Model | RealClearPolitics

failure of the court – “The U.S. Supreme Court has made clear that the president himself, not any other part of the U.S. government, has the final say over what constitutes a classified document” — Andrea Widburg: The Eleventh Circuit’s unconstitutional ruling against Trump – American Thinker

AG malconduct – “The criminal cases have fallen flat because of the need to prove actual criminal intent, … What’s left in what has clearly become a prosecution driven by the political need to do something ahead of 2024 is this civil suit. Basically, same accusations, same weak evidence, but lower standards of proof with lower penalties.” — Peter Van Buren: The ‘jail Trump’ mania reaches its sad end – The Spectator World

blood sport – “One favorite technique of mass-murdering communist dictators is using their country’s “justice” system to destroy their political opponents. … the rationale requires that one abandon the most basic principles of a fair justice system, the principle that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.” — Richard McDonough: Stalin, and New York’s Attorney General Letitia James, are Proved Wrong – American Thinker

damage done – “” —  Mollie Hemingway: FBI’s Matt Gaetz Operation Silenced An Effective GOP Voice

The Department of Justice and the FBI are out of control. The propaganda press are operating as co-conspirators in the operations they run against the American people. Should Republicans be able to take control of one or both houses of Congress, their task of helping save the republic must begin with using their oversight and purse power to dramatically rein in bureaucratic tyranny.

reference list for comparison – “Thank goodness we have people like Trump, and Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis who fight back against the cabal instead of act as wimps in the face of Joe Biden, his lies, his Democrats, and the pretend-media that supports them so they are able to destroy Republicans in general, and, in fact, the United States. ” — Jack Hellner: Trump had to tweet to offset the misinformation that was spread about him every day – American Thinker

evil lurks here – “Despite all the preparations I’ve suggested, when the rogue FBI comes a knocking at your door, you’re screwed. With the help of Deep State judges and the fake-news media, the FBI will happily ruin you, your family, your finances, and your reputation” — Pete McArdle: How to Prepare for a Pre-Dawn Visit From the FBI – American Thinker

A stand for justice – “The raid is an excellent example of how the Deep State uses the full power and weight of the federal government to intimidate, harass, and imprison those who dare to stand up in opposition to the unconstitutional acts and abuse of power.” — Ron Wright: Raid on Mar-a-Lago: Judge Cannon Stands in the Breech Against the Deep State – American Thinker — “This raid was just the last act in a series of criminal actions by this coup to undermine the foundation of our Constitutional Republic and install a totalitarian administrative state.  The unhinged yelling by President Biden that we must save our democracy from the semi-fascist MAGA Republicans that seek to overthrow our government is manifestly spurious.”

what the ? — “the district court in Philadelphia investigated and dismissed the charge earlier this year” … “Since Joe Biden was inaugurated as president, his Department of Justice and the FBI have targeted Trump-supporters, conservatives, and pro-lifers.” … “Dissenters will be threatened with secret dossiers and targeted with raids, confiscations, and arrests.  The media will peddle paranoia and cheer this resistance to reform. – Reform will take a herculean and persistent effort.” — Rajan Laad: The time has come to reform the FBI – American Thinker – “The FBI is America’s foremost law enforcement agency that protects citizens from criminals and terrorists.  In a democracy, the FBI is obliged to operate while guarding and respecting the rights of citizens.- It has to be remembered that liberty and security are not mutually exclusive.”

better than thou — “Virtue signaling is generally a “luxury belief” that holds no cost” … “The climate activist club is also filled with grifters” … “The climate scare is also an important piece of artillery in the war on capitalism” — Climate Week Is Over, But The Warming Cranks Are Still Out There – Issues & Insights — “Human history has been filled with crackpots, cheats, liars, attention seekers, and fearmongers. Today these sorts have coalesced around the global warming narrative. They’ll do anything, they’ll say anything. If the rest of us don’t resist, they’ll take us back a couple of centuries.”

 

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the woke mind virus

long read on the state of affairs: A transcript of remarks originally given in Miami at the National Conservatism Conference in September 2022.”we fight because we want a better life for us, our kids and grandkids. But we also fight because we owe a debt of gratitude for those who have come before us. And we need to do justice to their sacrifice. And we would not be doing that if we were running away from the fight before us. God bless you all.” — Governor Ron DeSantis: Florida Versus Davos – The American Mind

true perspective will out? – “The storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6 by Trump supporters has been characterized by liberals in the usual hysterical — if not psychotic — overtones that is one of the characteristics of fanatics. And we are most definitely in the midst of a totalitarian movement.” — January 6 Will One Day Be A National Holiday — It Will Be America’s Bastille Day – Issues & Insights

a sad and sorry tale – “The interview makes plain that it was Trump who broke Burns. Beginning in 2016, Burns transformed from a garden-variety leftist into a person who sees Hitler lurking behind every Republican in America” — Andrea Widburg: Ken Burns’s hatred threatens to destroy his legacy – American Thinker — “Trump broke a lot of people. The notion that America could elect a showman who stood for principles that were a completely normal part of American life before 9/11 changed everything (mostly because it unchained the American left) was too much for many, including Burns. It’s a shame, too, because Burns is a remarkably talented man when his monomania hasn’t filled him to the brim with hatred and ignorance.”

fantasy isn’t reality – “a prime example of how the left lies to appease its narrative” … “Not only does the movie massage the events of the past to fit a progressive narrative, it outright reverses the polarity of history entirely and makes heroic a kingdom that was, in reality, one of the biggest drivers of the slave trade. It only takes a brief look at the primary sources to completely debunk the entire plot of “The Woman King.” — Mike Coté: Anti-Historical ‘The Woman King’ Lies About Africa’s Slave Trade — “the left tends to overreach and make unforced errors; the laughable treatment of history in “The Woman King” seems to be one of them. Conservatives and historians could ask for no better example of this absurdity than a film that presents a genocidal, slave-raiding kingdom as beneficent defenders of freedom.”

takedown, point by point – “it is unrealistic to simply assume that low flows in the six rivers upon which the CNN article focuses are caused by a lack of rainfall and the “relentless heat waves” that have supposedly swept the planet.” — David R. Legates: What is Drying up the World’s Rivers? – American Thinker — “As is often the case, the facts usually disprove the alarmist position associated with climate change. This is no different with respect to the CNN article.”

 

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utter depravity knowing no bounds

vying for a false arrest charge – “The notion these migrants were tricked into traveling to Massachusetts is the height of leftist contempt for people they claim to champion.” — John Daniel Davidson: Sorry, There’s No ‘Smoking Gun’ In Martha’s Vineyard

are you an MVE? – “So, it has come to this: cherishing the freedoms bequeathed to us via the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the very documents meant to protect us from tyrannical government, is now seen by our government as a likely indication that one is a “domestic terrorist.” Talk about coming full circle!” — Eric Utter: The depths of the Bureau’s depravity apparently knows no bounds – American Thinker — bequeathed? a God given ‘natural right? other than that … 

the lack of strong history and civics instruction is an existential crisis” – “invited public testimony to South Dakota’s Board of Education Standards on September 19, 2022” — Joy Pullmann: South Dakota Could Pass America’s Best History Curriculum 

The people and institutions who have for decades failed to educate their fellow citizens to assume the rights and duties of American citizenship have disqualified themselves from having any say in what children should learn. It’s time to replace their failures with instruction that has a track record of success and ends the use of public education as a political weapon against constitutional self-government.

what you are up against – “that rare megalomaniac who not only believes he’s a god but revels in behaving like one.” — Janet Levy: George Soros: The Man Behind The Curtain – American Thinker — “Palumbo’s painstakingly researched book also traces Soros’shand in the media, including journalism schools – which is why they push his pet issues and put out “fact checks” to deny his infamous past. Thus, he can shape narratives and target those who don’t match his global vision.”

lay down and die isn’t Christian – “The story of Czech international hero Jan Žižka is a true treat for film buffs and casual moviegoers.” … “The title change from “Warrior of God” to “Medieval” for American audiences was obviously done to avoid an association with schlocky Christian dramas, but it says a lot about the present state of our country’s approach to the art of film.” —  Justin McClinton: ‘Medieval’ Is A Christian Action Epic You Didn’t Know You Needed — “Ambitious is the first word that comes to mind in imagining a Christian action movie, but Jákl delivers. The movie treads in the same waters as Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” but this time the violence inflicted upon Jesus is done to the people he died for.”

 

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a distinct whiff of fascism in the air

yes, it’s special – “Hong Kong and Singapore; India and Pakistan; Egypt and South Africa; Australia and New Zealand; Canada and the United States. – These far-flung countries are all the powerhouses of their regions of the world, both politically and economically. – They have histories of law, order, and general liberty that, though certainly troubled and far from perfect, tower above those of their neighbors. – Finally: They were all once major colonies of the British Empire.” — Christopher Bedford: The British Empire Was A Force For Western Civilization (And That’s Why They Hate Her)

uncomfortable – “maybe the Democrat party realizes that its policy “successes” have caused so much pain for the American people that the only path to continued power consists of cynically demonizing half the country as “extremists,” “insurrectionists,” and “terrorists” who must be defeated at any cost.” — J.B. Shurk: MAGA’s Real Crime? Spotlighting Government Failure – American Thinker — “perhaps MAGA Americans are denounced as “extremists” precisely because they think for themselves and demand real change from their government.  Perhaps they are seen as a “threat” because they refuse to become poorer and less secure in the world just so globalists can profit at Americans’ expense.  Perhaps they are reviled as “insurrectionists” because so much of the American government has forgotten what the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution actually mean.  Perhaps those who want to “make America great” have become the enemy because so many in Washington, D.C. want to make America and Americans feel small.  Maybe Democrats have nothing else to run on in this midterm election except hate, division, and threats.”

a blind eye – “The Justice Department doesn’t hesitate to publicize the names of those it accuses of wrongdoing. At least when those accused do not work for Justice.” —  Eric Felten: DOJ Internal Misconduct Shrouded in Veil of Secrecy | RealClearPolitics — “The IG’s recommendation notwithstanding, the Justice Department continues to shroud wrongdoing by its own in a system of secrecy. It is a policy that does little to restore confidence in a department viewed by many Americans with suspicion.”

why is this so? – “Part of the thrill of being transgender is the attention one receives and craves so badly. Another benefit is the ability to outrage normal people. Critics of the transgender movement are accused of being intolerant.” — John Dietrich: Will the Democrats’ Stance On Education Be Their Undoing? – American Thinker — “If you want to be accepted, if you want to remain employed, if you want to receive your pension, it is advisable to remain silent when this subject comes up.”

the nature of the lie – “Anti-liberty leftists love to weaponize certain words and then use them to excess.” — D. Parker: Cruelty? Who Is More Cruel than the Left? – American Thinker — “The lesson we’ve learned from all of this is that anti-liberty leftists are fine with an illegal invasion.  They just don’t want people moving in where they live.  They can’t say this out loud, so they project it on the pro-freedom right.  And when they talk about using people as a political weapon, rejecting humanity, Sadistic Immigration Stunts, and cruelty, they are referring to themselves. They just can’t be honest about it.”

the dark night? – “as we look around us, and as we review the data, the dark night of global warming that is always descending has never landed.” — How Global Warming Is A Lot Like ‘Get Trump’ – Issues & Insights — (Donate) — “There is a distinct whiff of fascism in the air. But it’s the Democrats who released the stench with their efforts to crush dissent and establish single-party rule over constitutional governing.”

 

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transparency and trust

what constitution? – “With a brand new wrinkle, there are now, voilà!, 87,000 new IRS agents being hired so that they may find your donations to conservative causes and candidates and classify them as seditious, insurrectionist, or “disinformation.”  This is designed to harass and close the wallets of conservatives and Republicans.  It infringes on our political speech.  We do not need more IRS auditors, but the left need them to squash dissent.  It is unconstitutional in its sub rosa purpose.” — M.B. Mathews: The left are torching the Constitution for conservatives – American Thinker — “Little by little, our Constitution is being chipped away or ignored as though it didn’t exist.  When our Constitution is ignored, so are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

rights have responsibilities, too – “The tech companies argued that it violated their corporate free speech right to censor people on their platforms.  The Fifth Circuit strongly disagreed, striking a huge blow in favor of Free Speech in America.” … “the censorship flowed only one way: Big Tech silenced anything that challenged a Democrat narrative.  We’ve since learned that this was not a coincidence.” — Andrea Widburg: The 5th Circuit says tech companies can’t use the 1st Amendment to censor speech – American Thinker

misplaced trust – “The FBI’s focusing attention on the almost nonexistent white nationalists deflects from the real history of the two parties just as it hopes to draw attention drawn away from an open border, rising inflation, food and gas shortages, and skyrocketing crime — the real landmarks of this administration.” — Clarice Feldman: The FBI: Disturbing the Peace and Creating Inter-Party War – American Thinker — “The central point is that at last a federal judge has taken a straightforward look at the FBI’s actions and will no longer grant its word any special credence.”

election integrity farce – “Incredibly, only six of these top 100 county election officers responded with data of voters who voted in the November 3, 2020 general election without disclaimers (meaning some claim that the data were not exactly retained).  Nonetheless, discrepancies still existed for these counties.” — Charles Sullivan: Retaining election records from the 2020 election – American Thinker — “It’s not only a civil rights issue but a transparency issue that has eroded confidence in our electoral system.”

calling for intellectual integrity – “Some view any unwillingness to increase gun safety regulation for the sake of “the children” — the sine qua non of virtue-signaling — as “evil.”  But can a complex, multi-faceted issue like national gun policy be accurately analyzed along a single dimension to the benefit of all citizens?” — C. Roberts: Are US Firearm Deaths Overstated? – American Thinker

“The battle of life calls forth three noble and healthful psychological attributes: loyalty to kin and country; honor of work that protects and promotes survival; and, most fundamental to mental health, gratitude for the gift of life itself.” … “What happens to loyalty, honor, and gratitude when conditions of affluence obviate the need to struggle to secure safety, sustenance, and even luxury in everyday life?” — Deborah C. Tyler: What on Earth Is Wrong with Harry and Meghan? — “Psychologists need to develop therapeutic models to treat the damage of instrumental victimhood through confronting its falsehood and focused restoration of loyalty, honor and gratitude.”

media catalog of sinners – “It was one of the biggest stories of the century, broken in one of the country’s oldest papers (the New York Post), and by a terrific reporter (Breitbart’s own Emma-Jo Morris). In an era of endless spin and fake news, this story was 100% factual. Yet it was almost instantly dismissed as Russian disinformation and censored from the Internet. – Who was behind this massive hoax? How did they pull it off? Were these people conspiracists, liars, ignoramuses, or some combination thereof?” — Alexander Marlow: Media’s Top Eight Hunter Biden Laptop Deniers – And Many, Many Honorable Mentions

Redstate has good commentary but they plague their links with barriers – plea crippleware. If you can tolerate the nuisances, two worth considering are Too Stupid: Nevada Democrats’ Abortion Lies Insult Voters’ Intellect and Is Montana’s Defiance of ‘Illegal’ Court Order a Model That Other Conservative States Should Follow?. The first illustrates just how dishonest a campaign has become. The other describes a state level approach to civil disobedience confronting an activist judge. As for Redstate, it is one thing to discreetly ask for support but entirely another to demand it and use tricks to extort it.

 

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lawfare big time

obstruction – “The DOJ-NSD is claiming the Intelligence Community (IC) is the real authority here, not the President of the United States.  It is a rather remarkable position to take.” … “President Trump declassified the documents showing the corrupt DOJ and FBI targeting operation of him.   The corrupt DOJ and FBI went and took back the evidence against them in the Mar-a-Lago raid and now says no one should be allowed to see it.” — sundance: DOJ-NSD Frantic That Special Master Might Review IC Defined Classified Documents, Even if Trump Declassified, Because Sources and Methods – The Last Refuge

power play – “we have seen with President Biden severe cognitive deficits present no obstacle to Democrats putting people into positions of power. After all, in their view it is only the power behind the throne that matters. Their elected officials are only front men and women.” … “Lots of people are waking up to the fact that Democrats have been scamming them for generations and they are responding appropriately. – Expect the level of desperation to be turned up to 11, because Democrats can’t win solely with the votes of white-wine whiney women.” — David Strom: When Democrats do it…. – HotAir

bullies – “The phone confiscation, he said, has given him the opportunity to tell people that without election integrity, “We lose our country.” — Eva Fu via The Epoch Times: “I Got Bad News For You”: Mike Lindell Speaks Out After FBI Seizes Phone | ZeroHedge

turmoil – “The Court is coming off one of the most historic and impactful terms in its history. Yet, the coming docket is already packed with new blockbuster cases” — Turley Speaks to the 2022 Ohio Judicial Conference – JONATHAN TURLEY

 

 

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The Bible and rational paranoia

at the core – “the belief – that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” — Josh Hawley: The Left’s War On History Is Really A War On The God Of The Bible

on the table – assault on the first – “It marked another move in what appears to be a highly politicized investigation targeting the political enemies of Joe Biden for nothing more than wrong-speak. … it is chilling to think that the DOJ could base an investigation on something that is clearly under the bounds of free speech … the DOJ is demanding his communications, many of which are privileged, with a wink and a nod promise to sort through everything. That’s banana republic stuff.” — Bonchie: DOJ Subpoenas Targeting Trump Associates Contain Disturbing Demands – RedState — “there is no accountability or transparency being demanded in the face of all this. Instead, the American press, with few exceptions, is spending its time either ignoring these overreaches or outright supporting them. That’s terrifying … These precedents being set are going to be abused by left-wing officials long into the future.”

who’s your hero? – “Democrats’ defense of John Fetterman is simply obscene” — Jeff Goldstein: John Fetterman and the decay of a redundant Senate

a list of concerns – “What can possibly be going through the minds of Republican congressmen and senators that they are so out of touch with the concerns and fulminating anger of ordinary Americans?” — M.B. Mathews: Cowardly congressional Republicans are focusing on the wrong issues – American Thinker

not your government – “The filing contains this bombshell and seven other significant details about the Democrat-led plot to use U.S. intelligence agencies to deny Americans the results of their choice for president in 2016.” — Margot Cleveland: FBI Paid For Russian Disinfo To Frame Trump—And 7 More Details

lost cause, sunk capital, cut the losses – “I don’t see how the FBI, in anything like its present form, can be salvaged. The bureau has been so thoroughly politicized, so corruptly placed at the disposal of one of our political parties, that it has lost the confidence of most Americans who pay attention.” — John Hinderaker: Biden’s Personal Gestapo | Power Line

taking note – “Lucas provides scores of examples of fraud that actually affected the outcome of elections, thus disproving the Democrat-Media mantra that fraud in American elections, and especially the 2020 election, is almost nonexistent.” — Richard Kirk: Voter Fraud: The Bottom Line – American Thinker

political lawfare by lawmakers – “The target is not so much Trump as the idea that electoral votes could be legally contested on the joint session of Congress.  Obviously, the DoJ violates core freedom of speech.  It also ignores the clear letter and spirit of the law regarding the joint session for Presidential elections.” — Leo Goldstein: Who was Behind the January 6 Events? – American Thinker — “The hypothesis that the Democrat party and its allies are behind storming the Capitol, violent disruption of the joint session, and its improper resumption and conclusion deserves more consideration.”

rational paranoia – “It’s as plain as a pikestaff that there will be two goals behind arresting Trump.  The first and most obvious is to end Trump’s ability to run for president (although there’s nothing in the Constitution to stop him from doing so, even if — God forbid — he’s in prison).  The second goal is to have Trump-supporters commit even the slightest bit of violence (tearing down a sign would be enough) to justify stopping the midterm elections and, perhaps, declaring martial law.” — Andrea Widburg: Democrats aren’t just persecuting Republicans; they’re baiting them – American Thinker — “If Democrats really go down that road, it will be awfully hard to pull back, and so many lives will end up destroyed.”

telltale media behavior – “Today, it is not paranoid to comprehend that Biden’s administration, with the midterm elections less than two months away, seeks to criminalize the political speech of Republican Party officials and voters, with the added twist of the wheel: criminalizing Citizen Trump’s continuation in politics.” — David Zukerman: New York Times: It’s not worth printing if it doesn’t insult Trump – American Thinker

selection of targets – “What we’re seeing here is a major shift away from January 6.  To the extent that people did trespass and “parade” in the Capitol (although there’s reason to believe that many were entrapped into entering the property), the DOJ and FBI had at least some colorable criminal cases.  That the DOJ didn’t feel compelled to make the same cases against the BLM and Antifa activists who attacked federal property across America in 2020 was something we were all supposed to ignore.” — Andrea Widburg: The FBI hunted down Mike Lindell and seized his phone – American Thinker — “It’s apparent that the FBI is attempting to indict Lindell as an accomplice.  What’s even more apparent is that the Biden administration, as Tucker Carlson already pointed out, isn’t just going after trespassers and “paraders” on federal property.  It seeks, instead, to imprison, intimidate, bankrupt, and silence anyone who looks at the doddering, corrupt wreck in the White House and his pathetic basement campaign, and then questions whether he really won.”

it’s what they do – “even after Democrats spent months describing fiery riots perpetrated by their own ideologues as “mostly peaceful protests,” they were more than willing — as Johnson did — to smear these parents for daring to speak out against local tyrants.” — Sophia Corso: Hank Johnson: Parents ‘Descended’ On School Boards ‘Like Jan. 6’ — “Johnson’s baseless accusations and comparison of concerned parents to rioters are false and damaging, and show just how exhaustively Democrats will use “Jan. 6” smears as a political cudgel. All that his comments achieve is misconstruing what is actually happening at school board meetings and furthering the divide in our nation.”

bigotry on parade – “This is a guy who, when he runs his scripted TV commercials, says that he wants to appeal to Trump voters, he wants to appeal to the entire state of Ohio, and yet when he’s unscripted, he’s saying that we need to confront and kill the entire movement,” Ryan’s Republican opponent J.D. Vance told Sean Hannity. … “On Wednesday, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) followed Tim Ryan’s rhetoric when she issued a “call to arms” on the Senate floor while debating a national abortion ban.” — Paul Bois: Tim Ryan Claims ‘Kill’ MAGA Movement Comment Was About Jan 6

a list of deceit – “Democrats/leftists propagate the most horrendous lies about abortion with seemingly no accountability.  The reason they get away with their lies is because for too long, too many people have said nothing — as Edmund Burke is reputed to have said, “evil flourishes when good people say and do nothing.” — Dr. Lyn Olsen: Dispelling the Pre-Election Abortion Lies – American Thinker

Humor is critical to sanity – “First, though, I must give you a glimpse of what’s happened to the long-ago concept of lighthearted political comedy on the left.” — Andrea Widburg: As mainstream comedy fails, the Babylon Bee reminds us of humor’s power – American Thinker — “If WWII is anything to go by, the side with the best humor wins.  And with the Babylon Bee on our side in the culture war currently being waged in the United States, we can’t lose.”

biblical – “the whole “green” religion has never remotely attempted to answer two fundamental questions: – (1) Even if mankind were changing the global climate, why is that a bad thing? – (2) If the social and economic costs of ending hydrocarbon energy outweigh the benefits, then why should we do so?” — J.B. Shurk: In the Climate Change Church, the Woke Play Pope – American Thinker — “It’s a false religion with false gods.  Should the scales finally fall from humanity’s eyes, then the “green” doomsayers ampending collapse?ong us will look foolish and wicked with their signs still painted, “The End Is Nigh.”

pending collapse? – “I think a global economic meltdown is possible as a result of “green” fantasies. I don’t mean just a recession or garden-variety depression, I mean a collapse in which homes can’t be heated, lights don’t go on, factories shutter, supply lines break down, agriculture is devastated resulting in acute food shortages, a generation’s accumulated wealth vanishes, civilization begins to break down, and hundreds of millions of people–maybe more–may die. “Green” energy doesn’t mean unicorns and fairies frolicking in meadows. It means grim, fatal dystopia.” — John Hinderaker: “Green” Energy Will Bankrupt Us | Power Line

 

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Delira – justice, climate, culture – The Woke Plague

unprecedented – “President Biden spearheads a political offensive vilifying opposition party leaders and voters alike as threats to democracy.” — : DOJ escalates Jan. 6 probe, targets Trump allies ahead of midterms | Just The News

obsession – “The DOJ has been going after Trump allies and supporters for months, looking for any indication that they were trying to steal the 2020 election in some fashion, or that Trump was planning not to leave office at the end of his term, at which point he, like every president before him, left office. ” — BREAKING: Tucker Carlson obtains subpoenas from Biden’s DOJ to Trump allies demanding personal information | The Post Millennial | thepostmillennial.com

pulling teeth is easier – “The DOJ is concealing documents related to Biden’s executive order that directed agencies to meddle in nationwide elections.” — Shawn Fleetwood: DOJ Conceals Records About Federal Agencies Rigging Elections

what the? – “the combined actions of the FBI, Secret Service, and Capitol Police made it possible for the CDU to “find” the bomb at 1:07 p.m. at the DNC, just as activists began to push down police barriers on the Capitol grounds.” — Bill Livingstone: January 6 Pipe Bombs Get Curiouser and Curiouser – American Thinker

Equity not for thee – “We are seeing an explosion in crime and violence across the country because of inconsistently applied laws and prosecutors and judges unwilling to convict and punish perpetrators. The same is true with election laws. If individual or organized vote fraudsters see there is little or no consequence to their actions, they will continue to disrupt and alter our elections.” — Jack Gleason: Electoral Fraud Goes Mainstream – American Thinker

foundations and preparing the battlefield – “To accept a bigger picture is often to accept the foundation of what is present is not what it appears.” — sundance: A Different Take on the Dismissal of the Trump v Clinton Lawsuit – The Last Refuge

a system corrupted – “I have come to an inescapable conclusion: there is no justice to be had in our “justice” system. I am no longer willing to participate in a system that I consider to be a total farce.” — : She Represented Carter Page – by Mark Wauck

coming to a Nevada near you – “Over the last few years, three major jurisdictions have held ranked choice voting elections, and they have consistently created issues that could lead to more problems in elections.” — Todd Carnery via RealClear Wire: Alaska Reminds Us Ranked Choice Voting Is A Bad Idea | ZeroHedge — “Federalism allows for America’s states to conduct their votes in different ways. These differences allow the country to see what systems work best. It is clear from seeing ranked choice voting in action in different jurisdictions, that ranked choice voting will make elections worse in the U.S.”

issue listing – “Let’s review just how much “better off” we all are thanks to Biden and his fellow Democrats.” — We’re ‘Better Off’ Under Biden? Who Is Obama Kidding? – Issues & Insights

“What do you do when your teacher is a pervert and no one will listen? You take matters into your own hands.” —  Lincoln Brown: Sixth Graders Protect Fellow Students From a Creepy Teacher – PJ Media — “These boys did exactly what a man should do. They stood up for the girls in their class against a horrible man who had found a way to wedge himself into the system like a diseased mollusk. And when the people who were charged with keeping them safe did not care, they did what they could do on their own.”

deja vu – “Climate hysterics demonize carbon dioxide (CO2) much as Hitler stereotyped Jews.” — Jerome Corsi: Climate Hysteria: A Mass Delusion to Demonize Carbon Dioxide – American Thinker — “There’s an irony to all this: On the one hand, it’s obscene for climate fanatics to tar their opponents as “deniers” in the same the term is used for people to deny the Holocaust. The first is a well-document historic event, while the second is a highly speculative theory based upon inadequate computer models made to predict future complex climate events. However, the common denominator is that both the Holocaust and the climate movement arise from the same form of rigid, fact-free fanaticism common to all true believers.”

Follow the money – “A global financial crisis is brewing. The easy scapegoat is Putin. The biggest problem is policy everywhere you look… A crisis isn’t coming, it’s already here, and obviously so.” — Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com: Climate-Policy Is A Much Greater Threat Than Climate-Change | ZeroHedge

so much. how come? – “they express disbelief, worry, lamentation even, that the one solid referent in the world has gone, well, completely rabid.” —  Victor Davis Hanson: America Delira › American Greatness — “Destroy the bounty that produced and empowered the woke decadence, and we won’t have anything—the woke included. Wokeism is, for now, an affordable irrelevancy that rests on the wealth and lessons produced by those long dead and now much rebuked. But it won’t remain affordable. – Instead, we will learn what woke itself produces—barbarism, chaos, poverty, and civilization in reverse.”

 

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this is your government?

gulag update: “It began without warning. A Jan. 6 prisoner had emerged from his cell without a mask. When it was all over, the jail was in lockdown and several inmates had been pepper sprayed, handcuffed, and thrown into solitary confinement.” … “Despite repeated pleas to U.S. senators, representatives, the Bureau of Prisoners, and U.S. marshals, Bonnie Nichols says nothing has changed.” … “Don wants to know why so many Jan. 6 prisoners have been charged with using a “dangerous or deadly weapon” called pepper spray but guards can douse “pre-trial detainees who have not been convicted of any crime, multiple times, before they’re shackled and after they’re shackled” and suffer no consequences.” — Patricia Tolson via The Epoch Times: Jan. 6 Prisoners And Families Expose Brutal Truth About Jail Lockdown | ZeroHedge

uber alles – “The problem with losing your credibility is that no sensible person will trust you again. As lawyers often tell juries, “”false in one thing, false in everything.” True of government officials and agencies as it is for the rest of us. ” — Clarice Feldman: The DoJ Argues that the Intelligence Community Overrides the Judiciary – American Thinker

 

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Tsunami of news on the political warfare and assault on the Constitution

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bonfires, bankrupt ideas, whoda’ thunkit?

Bonfire of the Vanities – “Bad and bankrupt ideas, protocols, and ideologies—like McCarthyism, communism, various cults, or fascism—resurface not because of their intrinsic or lasting value or record of success, but because civilizations become less vigilant and allow human vanities, ignorance, arrogance, and evil to reassert themselves.” — Victor Davis Hanson: How Old Bad Ideas Become Wonderful › American Greatness — see also American Thinker on Tom Wolfe‘s book.

catalog of tragic comedy – “While we war on our past, our competitors abroad prep for the future. … How odd America once taught the world what works—only now to mock its own lessons.” —  Victor Davis Hanson: The World Wants No Part of Woke, But It’s Glad We Do › American Greatness

where did our country go? – “We have gone so far beyond what is good and right or fair that the damage the Washington Establishment class continues to inflict will fester like an unhealed wound upon the nation’s body politic, striking even the most complacent among us with its putrid stench.” — J.B. Shurk: Enough Already: Release the J6 Political Prisoners – American Thinker — “We seek a renewal of the Constitution and a rejection of the Washington Deep State’s casual disregard for its meaning and the intentional malice its bureaucratic servants dedicate to its degradation.  Just as with Mellis and other J6 political prisoners, we stand with America.”

show trial — “Apparently, New York AG Letecia James wasn’t satisfied, though. Later in the day, after Bannon had turned himself in, he was put in chains and perp walked down a long line of prepositioned media for his arraignment. … Democrat partisans in AG offices and the DOJ have spent the last several years playing this game. We’ve seen it multiple times, with CNN magically being present for pre-dawn raids of Trump associates.” — Bonchie: WATCH: New York AG Twists the Knife Into Steve Bannon – RedState

defining problems — “The real threat comes from the unlikeliest of suspects: educated liberal females, or “ELFs” for short.” — Jack Cashill: Why ‘Educated’ Liberal Women Are the Real Threat to Our Republic – American Thinker — “In November, Biden needs the ELFs to vote en masse.  This will happen only if they remain ignorant of the things that should worry them — the border, crime, inflation — and scared silly of things that need not.  Something tells me that the producers of Biden’s Nuremberg-style spectacle knew what they were doing.”

case in point – “Liberals such as Jennifer never tire of claiming to be the sole custodian of compassion and understanding.  Yet Jennifer has no empathy for her own family.” — Rajan Laad: Jennifer Lawrence has foul words for Donald Trump and nightmares about Tucker Carlson – American Thinker

told you so – “San Fran stinks to high heaven. A brown algae has taken over the bay, killing fish and making life miserable in the Port-a-John City. – Three years ago, Donald Trump tried to save the city. – The city blew him off.” — Don Surber: Trump tried to save SF

 

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A structure of calculated fabrications

shaping the mind – “Understand, that the point of these leaks is simple. They don’t happen to inform or advance the cause of justice. Rather, the DOJ leaks for one reason: To cause the minds of the public to wander” — Bonchie: DOJ’s Latest Targeted Leak Against Trump Isn’t All It Seems – RedState — “The story is constantly shifting, and the same people who swallowed the first leak are more than happy to swallow the second. It is pathetic to watch them react the same way to every single “bombshell,” as if history doesn’t exist. We’ve been doing this for seven years now, and the song remains the same.”

Natural Law theory – “The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to privacy. Like other amendments in the Bill of Rights, it doesn’t create the right; it limits government interference with it.” — The Right to Be Left Alone, by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano | Creators Syndicate — “The government spends hundreds of billions of dollars annually just to watch and follow us. Who authorized this? Why do we tolerate a society where we have hired a government to secure our rights and instead it engages in aggression against them?”

accepting the LCD – “Democrats are in complete control of California and can’t deliver enough water and electricity to keep its citizens comfortable. – This is outrageous. – What’s even more outrageous is the lack of outrage.” — Nolte: Democrats Can’t Even Deliver Water and Electricity — “this is only possible when voters allow it, and idiot Democrats more than allow it; they keep voting for more of the same. – You get what you vote for. – No sympathy here.”

and follow along – “The Democrats’ tower of lies has been constructed with the help of the media … Rather than promote freedom and prosperity, Democrats’ policies enslave and impoverish middle and lower America while at the same time prop up the leftist ruling class and its cronies. But no one would know this by listening to the media and their handlers in the party.” — The Political Party That’s Built On Lies – Issues & Insights — “Most Americans would not be comfortable voting for candidates whose objective is to establish a single-party regime across the country, and whose ideology is much closer to that of history’s worst despots than the Founding Fathers’ vision of freedom and independence.  The Democrats have a party that couldn’t exist without being held up by a support structure of calculated fabrications.”

 

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Is your trust misplaced, too?

misplaced trust and disloyal – “Barr’s opinion rests on the assumed veracity of leaks, spin, and misleading narratives.” — Margot Cleveland: Has Bill Barr Forgotten All About Deep-State Deceit?

catalog of sins – “Barr became an ineffective ally, which is often worse than being a sworn enemy.  The enemy is doing what is expected by acting against you.  But real betrayal occurs when an ally turns into a bystander.  Nobody expected Barr to be partisan; he just had to do his job.” — Rajan Laad: Bill Barr reveals his true colors…again – American Thinker also “what Trump really did wrong was allowing a manifestly biased government process to take place.  He should have trusted the American people with information showing that the federal government is corrupt, possibly irredeemably so.  That he trusted a corrupt government to have an honest outcome reveals the dangerous naïveté that guided Trump during his first term.” — Andrea Widburg: Remember that classifying documents usually protects the government, not you

Truth leaks through the barricade – “Cannon highlighted several significant facts over the course of her 24-page order that further call into question the DOJ’s targeting of Trump. Here are the seven top-line takeaways:” — Margot Cleveland: 7 Bombshells From Special Master Order Following Trump Raid

You’ve been had – “Climate alarmists and equity fanatics must be confronted. If they are sincere, they must be shown how they’ve been lied to. If they are opportunists, they must be held accountable. … if the people pushing this extreme agenda are not stopped cold—and soon—they will destroy our civilization.” —  Edward Ring: The Two Most Destructive Frauds in History › American Greatness

bio 101 – “36% of White, college-educated Democrat women think men can get pregnant.  I’ve written before about how leftism damages women.  It makes them extremely angry and neurotic.  It also, apparently, cuts them off from reality.  Sadly, these same women are a force to be reckoned with politically.  They may be loopy, but they’ve got political power.” — Andrea Widburg: Almost 25% of Democrats think men can get pregnant – American Thinker — “Transgenderism is political.  It’s the politics of hatred (because I defy you to find me a so-called transgender “woman” who doesn’t hate and wish to erase real women), mind control, the breakdown of the family, and the weaponization of neurosis, genuine mental illness, and extreme narcissism.  Given the misogyny behind it, it’s ironic that leftist women support it most fervently, but they’re sadly comfortable with the other aspects of this highly destructive political movement.”

lifting the pillow to let the victim breathe – “Critics always maintain that Project Veritas is a group of sneaky grifters, engaging in deceptive smears, “gotcha” tactics, and selective editing to carry out character assassination.  Yet anyone listening to Boland’s words could tell it wasn’t Veritas destroying his character; it was Jeremy Boland.” — Ray McCoy: Project Veritas triumphs despite federal repression – American Thinker — “Our news cycle is a perfect illustration of how once-daring media institutions are now more dedicated to squashing important journalism than encouraging it. … The stakes of this high-profile legal fight are part of a larger battle, one between those dedicated to revealing the truth, no matter how ugly, and the ones who think Americans are better off oblivious to it.”

collateral damage – “Whether in Europe, the Indian subcontinent, or Africa, we are getting graphic evidence that the entire green agenda is deadly.” — Andrea Widburg: Is the tide turning in Holland? – American Thinker

resource economics – “Professor Simon Michaux, who doesn’t take issue with global warming hype, explains one of several reasons why this is true: the mineral requirements of a wind- and solar-based energy system can’t possibly be met.” — John Hinderaker: The “Green Revolution” Is Impossible | Power Line — “The bottom line is that no transition from fossil fuels to “green” energy sources is under way, nor will it occur, ever. The green dream is not just a folly but a fraud.” see also “As Visual Capitalist’s Carmen Ang and David Cole-Hailton shows in the graphic below, made by the European Chemical Society (EuChemS), of these 90 different elements, which ones are in abundance and which ones are in serious threat as of 2021.” — : The Periodic Table Of Endangered Elements | ZeroHedge 

 

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apoplectic or apocalyptic?

the enemy shows its face – “Today at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance a ceremony will be held to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War” — Mervyn Bendle: Remembering the War in Vietnam and at Home

With hindsight, it appears clear that the Adversary Culture that emerged out of the opposition to the Vietnam War bequeathed this totalizing, metapolitical approach to all subsequent Australian history, persistently elevating important questions to a quasi-religious and millenarian status. This can be seen with the present ‘climate emergency’ hysteria, where everything is viewed in absolutist, indeed apocalyptic, terms and the position taken on the issue is taken to reflect the quality of an ethical inner-being – of both the individual and society. Regrettably, such a syndrome ensures that many vital political issues facing liberal democracies remain over-wrought, deeply ideological, and serve as playthings for a radical Intelligentsia acting out paranoid and apocalyptic fantasies. Who could have foreseen, as Australia’s small contingent of advisors left for South Vietnam 60 years ago that this would be the outcome?

a catalog of evil – “Pope Francis doesn’t like America.  Pope Francis doesn’t like capitalism.  It is unclear whether Pope Francis even likes Catholicism.  Whatever the case may be, he seems to be doing everything he can to dissuade Catholics from remaining in the Church, and to keep prospective Catholics from joining” — Christopher Skeet: The Next Pope Should at Least be Catholic – American Thinker — “ope Francis won’t even display a cross for fear of offending people.  The words of his god are found not in the Bible, but in 19th century revolutionary tracts and on the pretentious yard signs of gated communities.  The faithful masses are screaming for real leadership rooted in courage, humility, and genuine concern for the suffering of Christians, not in condescending elitism”

the fight continues – “because the decision favored Trump, that meant that the left was thrown into fits of apopletic rage. Here are a few of the highlights” — Bonchie: Apoplectic Rage Follows Special Master Decision in Trump Raid Case – RedState — “For all their talk of defending “democracy,” there is no part of it they aren’t willing to burn down if it results in one of their political wants. That should give Americans observing this spectacle immense pause. Are these the kinds of people you want in charge? People with no boundaries and who will use the force of the government to crush you if you so much as disagree with them?”

casualties – “What we have here is evidence that the raid was more political than anyone recognized. We saw the outlines of it, based on Joe’s history, but now we see the proof” — Monica Showalter: So Joe Biden was behind the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid all along – American Thinker

“It was like a family reunion with 12,000 strangers” — Susan D. Harris: Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania was a pivotal moment in history – American Thinker — “I was struck by the fact that with everything they’ve already launched against him, including the intimate violation of raiding his home; and still anticipating the medieval siege weapons they have yet to drag through the moat in hot pursuit, Trump could still take to the stage as focused, motivated, and inspiring as he was.  While the raid on Mar-a-Lago was unprecedented, Trump’s bold response in Wilkes-Barre the other night was also a pivotal moment in history.”

chapter and verse – “It’s disappointing that even the measurement of our mild global warming (which has proceeded since the 18th century’s Little Ice Age) has become politicised, corrupted and tweaked to suit the alarmist narrative. Who’d dare to say, “Trust me, I’m a climate scientist”?” — Tony Thomas: A Clear Case of Hot, Hotter … Hoodwinked – Quadrant Online

Alinsky rule 13 [wikipedia]- “a once respected monthly, recently put out a bizarre series of tweets effectively suggesting that earlier Western scientists just concocted the idea of two sexes…to serve the interests of the white supremacist patriarchy.” — Eric Utter: Scientific American magazine says Western science invented the ‘two-sex model’ – American Thinker

 

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mass psychosis psychology

people are weird – “here are the important psycho-social experiments that teach us about the way people think, but more than that they actually explain how our modern world works, and just how we got into this mess.” — Kit Knightly via Off-Guardian.org: 5 Psychological Experiments That Explain The Modern World | ZeroHedge

example – “The lighting and staging of Biden’s speech evoked pure dystopia — all I could see was the wicked High Chancellor Adam Sutler from the film V for Vendetta.” — Olivia Murray: #DarkBrandonRises – American Thinker — “Genocide can be accomplished only with the willing collaboration of the masses, so to witness my fellow Americans take the bait hook, line, and sinker…I find that scarier than one would-be murderous maniac.”

here, too – “What the radical Left could not achieve by force with the typical levers of government power, it is now poised to accomplish with nominally public-private enterprise partnerships” — David Hoyt: ESG and Corporate Totalitarianism – American Thinker

and another – “Approximately 50 New York State lawmakers believe they have found a way to reduce firearm trafficking and mass shootings. These legislators penned a letter to Mastercard and American Express, requesting that the credit card companies flag purchases made at gun stores.” — Eric Utter: New York pols ask credit card companies to track firearm purchases – American Thinker

response – “it is apparent that those in charge of the U.S. military are on a mission to destroy what is left of a once unmatched war-fighting capability that was earned by blood and sweat.” — Drew J. Reiner: A heartbroken grad watches the woke descent of the US Naval Academy – American Thinker — “Never would I have believed that after humbly swearing an oath to the U.S. Constitution as a requirement to serve as an officer in the U.S. Navy, one day, I would look upon that same organization with disgust and disheartenment. … It is not clear how an officer can serve under such conditions, such that the very principles which he swears to uphold are being rejected by their leaders, forcing violations of that very oath.”

words as weapons – “As with neoliberalism, “capitalism” is more or less a smear used by those who hate that which they neither understand nor have a hand in creating. Ignorance as a rhetorical strategy works mainly because the masses have become more credulous and ignorant with each passing year. Critics simply have to indicate some socio-economic phenomenon they don’t like and blame the c-word.” — Max Borders via The American Institute for Economic Research: Intervention, The ‘C’ Word, & The ‘F’ Word | ZeroHedge

election misdirection – “There are other reasons why Joe Biden and the Democrats try to demonize Republicans as “racists” and “fascists,” but one of their most important motives is that they want to delegitimize all efforts to make our elections honest and secure.” — John Hinderaker: It Isn’t Hard to Cheat | Power Line

A pact with the people – “The antipode of authoritarianism is not democracy, but rather inviolable individual rights.” — J.B. Shurk: COVID Authoritarianism Paved the Way for Biden’s Socialist Tyranny – American Thinker

dereliction of duty – “ruled that the lawsuit be thrown out because Page had “brought no actionable claim against any individual defendant or against the United States. … the judge noted that Congress has “not provided for damages claims against federal officers for constitutional violations stemming from unlawful electronic surveillance in the national security context,” and thirdly, “Congress has not waived the United States’s sovereign immunity for this kind of claim.” — Katabella Roberts via The Epoch Times: Judge Dismisses Carter Page Lawsuit Against FBI Despite ‘Deeply Troubling’ Surveillance | ZeroHedge

CYA – “Trump’s ‘stash of nuclear secrets’ is this summer’s Kremlin collusion conspiracy. But the latest chapter of Russiagate may end with a bang” — Lee Smith: Why Did the FBI Raid Mar-a-Lago? – Tablet Magazine — “What is preserving the stability of the United States at present is therefore something like a Mexican standoff.”

manipulating the mob – “As has been the case with every previous get-Trump effort, the deep state seeks to convict Trump first in the court of public opinion … While the theory the DOJ paints seems simple enough, it just doesn’t pass a sanity test.” — Margot Cleveland: DOJ’s ‘Classified Documents’ Story Feels Like Get-Trump Déjà Vu

pushing the mob – “the Justice Department is preparing new legal maneuvers to keep its Trump-related contraband outside of the public eye. But what remains in the public eye for now—a picture of scattered files on the floor of Mar-a-Lago—isn’t helping make the regime’s case that this is a serious investigation undertaken by serious people.” —  Julie Kelly: Scattered Pictures of the Files He Left Behind › American Greatness

feeding conspiracists – “The new “detailed” inventory list only further proves that this unprecedented and unnecessary raid of President Trump’s home was not some surgical, confined search and retrieval that the Biden administration claims, it was a SMASH AND GRAB,” Budowich tweeted.” — Jordan Dixon-Hamilton: Over 50 ‘Classified’ Folders Seized by FBI from Mar-a-Lago Were Empty

 

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Catalogs of sin

Catalog – “The media have a history of burying stories that are not convenient to their leftist agenda and reporting fake stories — like Russian collusion — that harm people they oppose” — Jack Hellner: Dishonest ‘journalism’ rules the airwaves – American Thinker

Constitution? – “Since his ban, Berenson has not only been vindicated, but news surfaced that his silencing was the direct result of a request from the White House.” — Jonathan S. Tobin: Big Tech And Biden Admin Colluded To Silence Covid Dissenters — “Presidential demands that those who are skeptical about their policies be de-platformed on the basis of false claims about “harm” is something that must be forbidden if constitutional protections for free speech are to be preserved.”

TLDR; case laid out in detail – “Republicans created the Patriot Act, the Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The same agencies that Barack Obama later weaponized with the creation of the Dept of Justice National Security Division (DOJ-NSD)” — Sundance: Why is Washington DC So Intensely Focused on Targeting Donald Trump and Labeling His Supporters as Threats to Democracy? – The Last Refuge

Catalog – Call to action – “All these Democrat deceptions have damaged our society greatly and set the USA on our current path to destruction.  We have to change this by voting the bums out in November.” — C.S. Boddie: A million, bazillion reasons to vote for Republicans in November – American Thinker — “We need to call the Democrats out publicly for their lying and stomp them for it at the ballot box in November — and so put our Republic on a solid footing of truth again.  Let’s do it.”

Abusive – “Joe Biden is not a man who loves America.  He is a man who loves himself, and the power to impose his will and waste our hard-earned taxpayer money.  His history of corruption has been exposed and his incompetence displayed to the world.  No matter how many lies he tells, or how often he tells them, he cannot make them true.  He is a disgrace and an embarrassment to all Americans who love our nation.” — Donald N. Finley: Joe Biden has no claim to the soul of America – American Thinker

Catalog – “Whenever political leaders lose all political capital due to their misgovernance and have no real issues to base their campaign on, they often resort to focusing on the symbolic — usually referring to “the soul of the nation.” – This happened before in the U.S., it happened in India, it happened in the U.K. and it happened again in the U.S. – This is most typical of the left.” — Rajan Laad: Biden’s hateful rhetoric against Americans presents the GOP with a sterling opportunity – American Thinker

despoiling nature for a fantasy – “To much fanfare, Google announced in May 2021 that it would power one of its massive, energy-hogging data centers in Nevada using a next-generation geothermal plant … As is to be expected, other environmentalists objected because the project threatens to wipe out the Dixie Valley toad.” — Bill Weckesser: Geothermal vs. the greens – American Thinker

Look at the evidence – “Why does this happen?  How do people make up their minds, and why do they stubbornly refuse to change them?” — Jack Gleason: Ten Ways to Change a Liberal’s Mind – American Thinker — “Changing minds is not a quick process.  Patience and self-control are essential.  Unless we can learn how to speak to our fellow Americans in a kind and understanding manner, we will never heal the divide in our nation.”

 

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Can this be America?

wither art thou? – “The United States has now reached the point where the sequence of outrageous and unconstitutional measures that have occurred in the last six years would have been inconceivable six years ago.” — Conrad Black: Can This Be Happening In America? | ZeroHedge — “Six years ago, no one could have imagined that these outrages would have occurred, much less that they would be accepted by a bedraggled, degraded, demoralized America, its federal government in the hands of lawless and authoritarian myth-makers, applauded by the complicit national political media. Can this be America?”

worse than you think – “It is true that government must never interfere in the functioning of a free market.  But when certain parties have a total monopoly over the market owing to the backing of a political party, the government has to intervene and level the playing field.” — Rajan Laad: Big Tech takes on Truth Social – American Thinker

more … – “In January last year, the major corporate tech giants colluded to bring Parler offline, complaining their competitor refused to incorporate the same censorship practices as allies of the incumbent regime” — Tristan Justice: Google Nukes Truth Social From App Store After NYT Hit Piece

ad hominem, the refuge of scoundrels – “The idea is to keep up a steady barrage of negative articles so that the voters will simply think negative thoughts when they hear the words “Trump,” “Republicans,” or “conservatives” — Richard McDonough: Media smears on Trump and his supporters starting to get juvenile – American Thinker

“some examples of misinformation used to infect the U.S. with a leftist agenda” — Jack Hellner: Why would we trust the media, ‘experts,’ bureaucrats, and other Democrats when they so willingly spread misinformation? – American Thinker

“Only in the left’s fevered imagination does anyone launch an insurrection with flagpoles and Trump signs” — Jack Cashill: Reiner, Klobuchar and the Big Lie of January 6 – American Thinker

MAL – “The American people at times have placed hope in the leadership of particular individuals whom they perceived, rightly or wrongly, to be outstanding, without forsaking the processes of free election and ordered liberty.  Jonah’s fellow Trump-haters in the misnamed Democrat party have forsaken those processes (an attempt at regime change in the truest sense) and placed a national crisis on the horizon.” — Peter Nichols: What Jonah Goldberg gets wrong on the Mar-a-Lago raid – American Thinker

“So, with those guidelines in mind, I’ll quote from Margot’s article, which in turn quotes from original sources: Redacted Mar-A-Lago Affidavit Confirms Biden’s DOJ Fished For A Crime To Pin On Trump” — Mark Wauck: More Light On The MAL Raid’s Legal Rationale

cave politics – “On Tuesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a directive to “remind” everyone working at the Justice Department they are not to communicate with members of Congress.” —  Matt Margolis: Garland Doubles Down on Cover-up of FBI Misconduct in Mar-a-Lago Raid – PJ Media

coming to Nevada? – “There’s a lot to be said about the “fairness” of this sort of rigging, which is also how San Francisco ended up with now-recalled Chesa Boudin as district attorney.  If one subset of voters gets two votes, why don’t all of them?” — Monica Showalter: Why the left shouldn’t be crowing so loudly about that Sarah Palin defeat – American Thinker

wallet vote – “It should not surprise us to learn in coming months that, rather than Mr. Trump losing support, the New York Post has suffered a significant loss in circulation” — David Zukerman: Et tu, Rupert Murdoch? – American Thinker

can’t be, can it? – “There is no excuse for advanced economies to experience a shortage of electricity, or of energy generally” — John Hinderaker: The West’s Energy Disaster Worsens | Power Line — “Eventually Western countries, including the U.S., will come to our senses, but the harm done in the meantime will be incalculable”

pattern of deceit – “climate change pushers are infecting the U.S. with a pandemic of the indoctrinated” — Jack Hellner: The misinformation and lies that are peddled to the public on climate change dwarf the misinformation on COVID – American Thinker — “Anyone who believes that politicians and bureaucrats who can’t control budgets, crime, borders, a virus, can’t keep their promises on Obamacare, and can’t get kids to read or do math at grade level can control temperatures, sea levels, and storm activity forever if we just destroy our economy needs to take a cognitive test.”

 

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