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Just the Worst People

There is nothing worse than a progressive. That’s it, no qualifiers necessary; that not only sums it up, it’s the whole thing. How else to explain their actions? Without suffering a closed-head injury, being bad people is the only other way to explain how the left acts. Rude? Can the truth be rude?

Where to start with something like this? The choices are too plentiful. Could it be the Black Lives Matter leadership tweeting out “You are eating dry turkey and overcooked stuffing on stolen land” on Thanksgiving Day

First off, you’re eating dry turkey that’s your fault. Not drying out a turkey is pretty easy, unless you’re dumb (which explains a lot). Is it any wonder these race grifters appear so angry all the time? They have millions of dollars, live like royalty while whining about oppression, own more properties than Donald Trump, yet eat garbage food. I’d be angry too. But then I’d fix the problem, unlike these morons.

As for the “stolen land” claim, honestly, who cares? Show me a title to the land, then we can talk. Otherwise, it’s time people stop whining about things that happened before anyone they’ve ever met were born. 

The simple fact of the matter is any way you choose to divide human beings has a history of oppression. No race of people is purely a victim or a perp. There were white slaves and black slave owners. Slavery was not invented by evil whitey, it was created in Africa. The Africans sold into slavery and shipped to the new world were not hunted down by Europeans, they were captured and sold by other Africans, just of different tribes. Pretty much all the ideas on which the left functions are a lie, none more than their lies about race and victimhood. 

 

While the FBI is trolling the Internet for anyone who may have voted for Donald Trump posting questions about the curious 2020 election results, terrorists are proudly screaming their manifestos and they couldn’t pick up on any of the signs, including multiple arrests. 

If the Keystone Cops and Inspector Clouseau had a baby, then started it smoking crack as a newborn, it’d be the current iteration of the FBI. Its redheaded stepchild would be the media, which has moved on from the Brooks story about as fast as they moved on from the attempted murder of Republicans on a baseball field in 2017. Then, Congressman Steve Scalise was still on life support when the media lost interest – just about the time they realized the shooter, James Hodgkinson, was on their team. A devoted Bernie Sanders supporter, Hodgkinson was the media equivalent of a black school shooter – the least interesting story in the world. 

 

To call Democrats hypocrites is to do a disservice to hypocrites everywhere. 

As Brooks fades from interest to the left, like the case of Tim Simpkins is of no interest because it can’t help the left’s victim narrative, recognize how the public is being played. Recognize just how awful the people perpetrating this fraud are, and how it works on some. 

Can the truth be rude? Probably, but I don’t care because it’s the truth. And the truth is leftists are just the worst people you can imagine, and they’re far worse than you can possibly imagine. And they’re in charge right now, which should bother the hell out of everyone. 

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U.S. Absolves Drone Killers and Persecutes Whistleblowers

The Intercept

 

The terrorist attack on the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital … killed more than 170 Afghan civilians and 13 U.S. soldiers. Three days later, Biden authorized a drone strike that the U.S. claimed took out a dangerous cell of ISIS fighters. Biden held up this strike, and another one a day earlier, as evidence of his commitment to take the fight to the terrorists in Afghanistan. But the Kabul strike, which targeted a white Toyota Corolla, did not kill any members of ISIS. The victims were 10 civilians, seven of them children. The driver of the car, Zemari Ahmadi, was a respected employee of a U.S. aid organization. Following a New York Times investigation that fully exposed the lie of the U.S. version of events, the Pentagon and the White House admitted that they had killed innocent civilians, calling it “a horrible tragedy of war.” This week, the Pentagon released a summary of its classified review into the attack, which it originally hailed as a “righteous strike” that had thwarted an imminent terror plot. The results were predictable. The report recommended that no personnel be held responsible for the murder of 10 civilians; there was no “criminal negligence,” as the report put it. Daniel Hale, a military veteran who pleaded guilty to disclosing classified documents that exposed lethal weaknesses in the drone program, is serving four years in prison. Hale’s documents exposed how as many as nine out of 10 victims of U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan were not the intended targets. In Biden’s recent drone strike, 10 of 10 were innocent civilians.

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Sexist, Racist,Woke or What?

Opening statements in the Smollett case reveal some new information

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As Jazz wrote earlier, the trial of Jussie Smollett finally got underway today. Most of the day was spent in jury selection but after that both sides were able to make their opening arguments in the trial. Those arguments appear to reveal some new information on how each side is approaching the case. For instance, the prosecution claimed the case was an effort by Smollett to bring attention to himself after an earlier piece of hate mail he’d received had been largely ignored.

Dan K. Webb, the special prosecutor, laid out what he saw as Mr. Smollett’s motive in opening arguments of the actor’s trial on criminal charges that he lied to the police when he reported he had been the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

In January 2019, Mr. Webb said, Mr. Smollett received an anonymous “actual hate letter,” which included a homophobic slur and a drawing of a stick figure hanging from a tree. The letter included the acronym “MAGA” made of cutout newspaper and magazine letters, he said, a reference to former President Donald J. Trump’s campaign slogan. Law enforcement has not been able to determine who sent the letter, Mr. Webb said.

“Therefore, he devised this fake hate crime to take place so that the ‘Empire’ studio would take this more seriously,” he said of Mr. Smollett, “because this fake hate crime would get media attention.”

Later on the story notes that this view of the crime is a bit different than the one police spelled out back in Feb. 2019. At the time, police claimed Smollett was upset about his salary and suggested that the hate letter he received was also a hoax he’d sent himself. But ultimately it seems no one could prove who the letter came from. Perhaps that’s why the prosecutors have dropped that claim. In any case, Webb also revealed that he has video of Smollett showing the Osundairo brothers where he wanted the attack to take place one day before it happened:

“I want you to attack me, but when you hit me, I want you to kind of pull your punches a bit because I don’t want to get seriously hurt,” Smollett told them, according to Webb. Smollett also instructed them to put a rope around his neck to “make it look more like a lynching, like a hate crime,” Webb said.

The three men went on a “dry run” before the attack, part of which was captured on surveillance camera, Webb said. Smollett’s Mercedes can be seen circling the Streeterville intersection, showing the brothers the area where he wants the attack to occur, Webb said.

Back in 2019, Chicago police claimed they had evidence of Smollett showing the brothers where to attack him but I didn’t know until today they had video of the “dry run.”

Perhaps the most surprising change came not from the prosecution but the defense. Smollett has always claimed innocence and said the attack on him was real but early on he was clearly trying to blame it on white fans of President Trump. Now it appears his defense is to claim the Osundairo brothers attacked him because they hated him:

Jussie Smollett “is a real victim” of a “real crime,” his attorney said during the ex-“Empire” actor’s trial Monday, despite prosecutors’ claim that he staged a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago.

Defense attorney Nenye Uche said two brothers attacked Smollett in January 2019 because they didn’t like him, and that a check the actor paid the men was for training so he could prepare for an upcoming music video. Uche also suggested a third attacker was involved.

“Jussie Smollett is a real victim,” Uche told jurors in a Chicago courtroom.

This story has dragged on for so long that I’m not actually sure if this is a completely new approach from the defense or just the first time I’m hearing about it. It sounds to me like they recognize the police have the goods on the movement of the Osundairo brothers that night. They were seen hailing a cab to ride to the scene and then waiting on a bench until Smollett arrived around 2 am. And of course, the brothers themselves have claimed they were there at Smollett’s behest.

Instead of challenging all of that it appears the defense is just going to claim the Osundairo brothers really beat him, poured bleach on him and put a noose around his neck while shouting about MAGA country. It should be interesting to see how the defense tries to explain why two black men who’d been friendly with Smollett suddenly turned into racist attackers. This is just one of those stories that, if you made it up, no one would believe it.

 

What The MSM Doesn’t Want You To Know

A new reason to move: politics

·Senior Columnist
 

Blue states will get bluer, and red redder, in coming years, as more Americans factor political issues into their relocation decisions and head for places with like-minded tribes.

That’s the forecast from real-estate brokerage Redfin, which included “more migration for political reasons” in its outlook for the housing market in 2022. The deepening political polarization of the country includes new city- and statewide laws likely to attract adherents and repel detractors, driving political issues deeper into community life. Texas this year passed the nation’s strictest anti-abortion law, for instance. A Mississippi anti-abortion law could lead the Supreme Court to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion legal everywhere. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe, states will once again be free to set their own abortion statutes, creating a drastic dividing line between permissive and restrictive states.

Another Supreme Court case, involving gun rights, could make it easier to carry concealed weapons in New York and 7 other states, eroding gun-control efforts propagated largely by Democratic governors and mayors. On the other hand, marijuana is now legal in 19 mostly blue and purple states. Cities such as Philadelphia, San Francisco and New York are experimenting with police reform meant to cut down on lower-level arrests. Public-school curricula is a new flash point between parents who want racial and social justice taught in schools, and traditionalists who feel threatened by “wokeness.”

A U.S. Supreme Court police officer walks past its building as rulings are expected in Washington, U.S. November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
 
A U.S. Supreme Court police officer walks past its building as rulings are expected in Washington, U.S. November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The Covid pandemic led to sharp disparities in masking rules, school opening policies and business restrictions among states and cities. That’s on top of longstanding differences in regulation and taxation between traditionally Democratic and Republican states. While there’s nothing new about regional differences in governing styles, policy polarization is making it easier for Americans to live in areas they find ideologically compatible. It’s also getting harder for liberals to find a comfortable enclave in conservative states, and vice versa.

Moving patterns reflect politics

Americans seem increasingly likely to sort themselves into ideological groups by geography. “We know people are leaving blue counties and moving to red counties,” says Daryl Fairweather, chief economist at Redfin. “I think this will start to happen at the state level and at the neighborhood level. After next year’s midterm elections, we’ll be able to see if neighborhoods become more polarized.”

Up till now, the migration from blue states to red states has largely been driven by affordability. Blue states along the coasts typically have higher living costs and taxation levels than, say southern red states such as Texas and Florida. More and more, however, moving patterns reflect overt political choices.

An October Redfin survey of people who recently moved, for instance, found that 40% said they would prefer or insist on living in a place where abortion is fully legal. The portion taking the opposite view—saying they would prefer or refuse to live in an area where abortion is fully legal—was 32%. It’s not unusual for survey respondents to express strong opinions on abortion, but it may be new for people to factor such views into moving decisions. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe and more states ban or severely restrict abortion, it could become a bigger factor in relocation.

HOUSTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 12: A newly sold home is shown on August 12, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Home prices have climbed during the pandemic as low interest rates and working from home has become more abundant. Home prices around the country continue to surge in the second quarter as strong demand continues to overwhelm the supply of homes for sale. Nationwide, the median single-family existing-home sales price increased by 22.9% in the second quarter. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
 
A newly sold home is shown on August 12, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

The Redfin survey of movers also gauged attitudes toward other touchy political topics. Larger percentages favored living in areas with liberal policies such as strong voter protections, gender anti-discrimination laws and legal weed. But 23% said they don’t want to live in places with strong anti-discrimination laws, 22% don’t want to live in a state with legal weed, and 16% don’t want to live where there are strong voter protections.

Americans consider many factors when deciding where to live, and some of those factors have political overtones. Many parents base home-buying decisions on the quality of schools, which drives up home prices in the best school districts and creates de facto segregation. The white-flight phenomenon has a similar effect, with whites who can afford to leaving urban areas for places where they consider quality of life better.

But those types of location decisions are based more on family-first attitudes than the liberal-conservative divide that’s taking root now. Americans choose a political tribe when they vote, donate money to political causes and decide which cable-news station to watch. Perhaps it’s only natural that Americans want to live among their political comrades, as well. Like much of America, real-estate listings are trending toward liberal or conservative.  

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Biden’s Approval Rating Below That of Least Popular Governor, GOP Has Nine Out of 10 Most Popular Governors

Biden's Approval Rating Below That of Least Popular Governor, GOP Has Nine Out of 10 Most Popular Governors

A recent poll shows that President Joe Biden’s favorability falls behind the least popular governor in the United States and that nine out of the ten most popular governors in the country are Republicans.

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) is the most popular governor in the nation with a 71 percent approval rating, according to a recent poll from the Morning Consult that also shows Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont as the only Democrat to crack the top 10.

The list of popular governors had Scott followed by Charlie Baker (R-MA), Larry Hogan (R-MD), Chris Sununu (R-NH), Mark Gordon (R-WY), Jim Justice (R-W.V.), Lamont, Kay Ivey (R-AL), Mike DeWine (R-OH) and Spencer Cox (R-UT).

Meanwhile, Govs. Kate Brown (D-OR), Doug Ducey (R-AZ) and David Ige (D-HI) were at the top of the list for least popular governors.

Brown’s last-place approval rating at just 43 percent was seven points higher than Biden’s approval rating in a recent Quinnipiac poll.

A tally of 46 percent of respondents questioned in the poll said they would rather have the Republican Party win the House if the midterms were held today, compared to just 38 percent preferring Democrats and 16 percent not having an opinion. They also said, by a 46 percent to 40 percent margin, that they would like to see Republicans take back the Senate majority, with 15 percent not offering an opinion.

 
“An ominous double whammy for the Democrats with midterms less than a year out. The Senate and the House will be up for grabs and voters want the GOP to win the jump ball,” Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy said.
 

The Quinnipiac poll, conducted Nov. 11-Nov.15, came shortly after an ABC News/Washington Post survey that found the GOP had a 10-point edge over the Democrats in the early midterm voting preferences.

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Joe Biden’s Dirty Little Secret: He Wants Higher Gasoline Prices

 
Joe Biden's Dirty Little Secret: He Wants Higher Gasoline Prices

When he announced last week that he would release more oil from the American Strategic Petroleum Reserve, President Joe Biden told the American people he is doing everything possible to bring down gas prices at the pump.

That’s a lie. This administration and the climate change crazies have declared war on American energy.

They want high oil and gas prices. The Biden master plan is for American oil and gas production and consumption to go to zero over the next 15 to 20 years. How do you achieve that goal? By making oil and gas so expensive and so unavailable that Americans are forced to use alternatives.

In other words, the fact that gasoline is roughly $1.25 more expensive per gallon today under Biden than it was a year ago under former President Donald Trump didn’t happen by accident. This was not a result of a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, that could knock out our oil facilities. This was by design.

The left believes that they can change the temperature of the planet by forcing American energy companies to produce less oil and to force Americans to use less of it. How do you get people to buy less of something? You raise its price. This is basic high-school introductory economics.

Some on the Biden team have inadvertently admitted this. Cornell University professor Saule Omarova, a high-ranking Biden nominee for one of the country’s leading regulatory agencies, said she wants to “bankrupt” U.S. oil, gas and coal companies — and apparently has no problem putting roughly five million Americans into unemployment lines. Biden’s appointee to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Lael Brainard, was asked at a congressional hearing recently if she thought high gas prices were a problem. She hemmed and hawed and refused to answer with a simple “yes.” Instead, she explained that this is a “complicated” issue. How is this complicated?

U.S. oil production is down roughly two million barrels a day from the peak production under Trump prior to COVID, yet Biden recently blamed high oil prices on the Saudis and the OPEC nations for holding back supply. Hello! That is exactly what cartels do. They use their market power to jack up the prices so they can maximize their profits.

Trump broke the back of OPEC by making the U.S. the dominant energy-producing nation in the world. Biden has handed back that power to the Arab oil sheikhs and Vladimir Putin in Russia. Now they are gouging us. What a shock!

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said it well in August that Texas “can easily produce that oil” if Biden “will just stay out of the way.”

He won’t.

The Biden administration’s strategy is to force-feed the American economy expensive, unreliable and made-in-China wind and solar energy. His $3 trillion Build Back Better bill would dole out more than $500 billion of taxpayer dollars to the wind, solar and electric vehicle industry to break the back of oil and gas production. If this energy source is so efficient, why does it need a half-trillion dollars of your and my money?

 

Meanwhile, nearly every Biden policy has been deliberately aimed at killing U.S. oil and gas production — from killing the Keystone XL pipeline to trying to shut down other existing natural gas pipelines in the Midwest (Home heating costs are going way up this winter.) to shutting down much of Alaska oil production to new Environmental Protection Agency rules making it very difficult and expensive to drill here in America. He is also preventing the mining of American coal, which is still one of the dominant sources of electric power around the world. He also wants to raise taxes on the oil and gas industry.

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Dem Rep on Rising Costs: The ‘Buck Stops With the President’

Dem Rep on Rising Costs: The 'Buck Stops With the President'

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Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger said last week that “the buck stops with” President Biden when it comes to soaring gas prices.

 

“There is a variety of contributing impacts, but certainly I think the buck stops with the president,” the congresswoman said in an interview with WRIC. “And I’m proud to be among those legislators on Capitol Hill that will continue to ring the alarm bells about how serious this is.”

Spanberger and other Democratic lawmakers had called on President Biden to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve the day before he announced his plan to do just that.

In a separate letter to Biden, she stressed the need to move quickly on addressing the supply chain crisis.

“While I am encouraged that the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes provisions to ease bottlenecks at ports, bolster our trucking workforce, and generally invest in infrastructure essential to the movement of goods domestically, my constituents need immediate action to ease daily price shocks,” Spanberger wrote.

Critics called out Spanberger, however, pointing out that she is part of the problem since she voted for Build Back Better.

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Crime

 

A bar chart ranks cities by their 2020 murder rates. Chicago falls ninth on the list.

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What You Should Have Learned From History

There’s No Denying the Socialist Roots of Fascism

Fascism is a form of socialism. As such, it does not engage in a fight between left and right, but between different leftists ideologies.

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In the past few decades, there has been a deep discussion about the ideological roots of fascism, and above all, a great misunderstanding about the collectivist principles that this authoritarian movement promulgated. To understand this ideology better, it is necessary to know in depth the life, beliefs, and principles of both its political leaders (such as Benito Mussolini) and its philosophical leaders (such as Giovanni Gentile).

Mussolini was an Italian military man, journalist, and politician who was a member of the Italian Socialist Party for 14 years. In 1910, he was appointed editor of the weekly La Lotta di Classe (The Class Struggle), and the following year he published an essay entitled “The Trentino as seen by a Socialist.” His journalism and political activism led him to prison, but soon after he was released, the Italian Socialist Party—increasingly strong and having achieved an important victory at the Congress of Reggio Emilia—put him in charge of the Milanese newspaper Avanti!

This intense political activism was followed by World War I, which marked a turning point in Mussolini’s life. In the beginning, the leader of the Socialist Party was part of an anti-interventionist movement, which opposed Italy’s participation in World War I. However, he later joined the interventionist group, which earned him expulsion from the Socialist Party.

Mussolini participated in the war and went on to take advantage of the dissatisfaction of the Italian people, due to the few benefits obtained by the Treaty of Versailles. He then blamed his former comrades of the Socialist Party for it, and that is when he started the formation of the Fasci Italiani di Combattimento, which later would become the Italian Fascist Party.

Based strongly on the nationalist sentiments that flourished as a result of the combat, Mussolini came to power by the hand of violence, fighting against the traditional socialists and shielding himself in the famous squadron of the black shirts. It was only then that the ideological complex of fascism would begin to take shape.

Practically everyone knows that Karl Marx is the ideological father of communism and socialism and that Adam Smith is the father of capitalism and economic liberalism. Do you know, in contrast, who the mind behind fascism is? It’s very likely that you don’t, and I can tell you in advance that the philosopher behind fascism was also an avowed socialist.

Giovanni Gentile, a neo-Hegelian philosopher, was the intellectual author of the “doctrine of fascism,” which he wrote in conjunction with Benito Mussolini. Gentile’s sources of inspiration were thinkers such as Hegel, Nietzsche, and also Karl Marx.

Gentile went so far as to declare “Fascism is a form of socialism, in fact, it is its most viable form.” One of the most common reflections on this is that fascism is itself socialism based on national identity.

Gentile believed that all private action should be oriented to serve society. He was against individualism, for him there was no distinction between private and public interest. In his economic postulates, he defended compulsory state corporatism, wanting to impose an autarkic state (basically the same recipe that Hitler would use years later).

A basic aspect of Gentile’s logic is that liberal democracy was harmful because it was focused on the individual which led to selfishness. He defended “true democracy” in which the individual should be subordinated to the State. In that sense, he promoted planned economies in which it was the government that determined what, how much, and how to produce.
 

Gentile and another group of philosophers created the myth of socialist nationalism, in which a country well directed by a superior group could subsist without international trade, as long as all individuals submitted to the designs of the government. The aim was to create a corporate state. It must be remembered that Mussolini came from the traditional Italian Socialist Party, but due to the rupture with this traditional Marxist movement, and due to the strong nationalist sentiment that prevailed at the time, the bases for creating the new “nationalist socialism,” which they called fascism, were overturned.

Fascism nationalized the arms industry, however, unlike traditional socialism, it did not consider that the state should own all the means of production, but more that it should dominate them. The owners of industries could “keep” their businesses, as long as they served the directives of the state. These business owners were supervised by public officials and paid high taxes. Essentially, “private property” was no longer a thing. It also established the tax on capital, the confiscation of goods of religious congregations and the abolition of episcopal rents. Statism was the key to everything, thanks to the nationalist and collectivist discourse, all the efforts of the citizens had to be in favor of the State.

Fascism claimed to oppose liberal capitalism, but also international socialism, hence the concept of a “third way,” the same position that would be held by Argentine Peronism years later. This opposition to international socialism and communism is precisely what has caused so much confusion in the ideological location of fascism, Nazism, and also Peronism. Having opposed the traditional internationalist Marxist left, these were attributed to the current of ultra-right movements, when the truth is that, as has been demonstrated, their centralized economic policies obeyed collectivist and socialist principles, openly opposing capitalism and the free market, favoring nationalism and autarchy.

In that sense, as established by the philosopher creator of fascist ideology, Giovanni Gentile, fascism is another form of socialism, ergo, it was not a battle of left against right, but a struggle between different left-wing ideologies, an internationalist and a nationalist one.

In fact, in 1943, Benito Mussolini promoted the “socialization of the economy,” also known as fascist socialization; for this process Mussolini sought the advice of the founder of the Italian Communist Party, Nicola Bombacci; the communist was the main intellectual author of the “Verona Manifesto,” the historical declaration with which fascism promoted this process of economic “socialization” to deepen anti-capitalism and autarchism, and in which Italy became known as the “Italian Social Republic.”

On April 22, 1945 in Milan, the Fascist leader would declare the following:

“Our programs are definitely equal to our revolutionary ideas and they belong to what in democratic regime is called “left”; our institutions are a direct result of our programs and our ideal is the Labor State. In this case there can be no doubt: we are the working class in struggle for life and death, against capitalism. We are the revolutionaries in search of a new order. If this is so, to invoke help from the bourgeoisie by waving the red peril is an absurdity. The real scarecrow, the real danger, the threat against which we fight relentlessly, comes from the right. It is not at all in our interest to have the capitalist bourgeoisie as an ally against the threat of the red peril, even at best it would be an unfaithful ally, which is trying to make us serve its ends, as it has done more than once with some success. I will spare words as it is totally superfluous. In fact, it is harmful, because it makes us confuse the types of genuine revolutionaries of whatever hue, with the man of reaction who sometimes uses our very language.”

Six days after these statements, Benito Mussolini would be captured and shot.

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Veteran Helps Struggling Single Mom, Only To Be Lured Into Garage

After hearing that a single mom couldn’t afford repairs to her truck, which she needed to get to work and to drive her son to school, a veteran agreed to help the struggling woman. Little did he know, he was being lured into the garage for a setup.
Adam Ely
Veteran Adam Ely with wife Toni (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Adam Ely owns Hard Luck Automotive in Mustang, Oklahoma. And, like the name seems to imply, the mechanic is more than willing to help out those who are down on their luck. When Ely, a veteran of the United States Army, heard Candice Berry’s story, he saw an opportunity to step up and serve his community just like he had served his country.

Candice, a single mom with a young son, had just bought the truck, but she quickly found out that it came with its fair share of problems. “The brakes need to be changed, purge valve and the speedometer is off,” Candice said, listing her truck’s issues. Although she knew the purge valve and the speedometer could be fixed later, she had to have her brakes fixed if she wanted the truck to be safe.
Candice Berry and her son (Photo Credit: Facebook)
Candice Berry’s truck (Photo Credit: Facebook)

There was a problem, though. According to Candice, she didn’t have the money for the repairs and didn’t know how long she could go before her brakes gave out on her. Since the truck was her daily driver, used to get her to work and her son to school, she wanted it to be safe. After reportedly calling garage after garage, only to get a price she couldn’t afford, Candice eventually got in touch with Adam Ely.

The veteran had a reputation for helping people who can’t pay steep repair bills, so Candice decided to reach out. After telling Adam her hard luck story, the good-hearted veteran agreed to help the struggling single mom with her truck. Adam gave Candice a quote just for parts, telling her he’d do the labor for free and to bring the truck to his garage.
Adam Ely
Adam Ely (Photo Credit: Facebook)
Adam Ely
Adam Ely in the United States Army (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Not only was Adam willing to fix her truck for the cost of parts, but he also had an appointment open for Candice. Of course, she quickly agreed and scheduled the repairs, but then, she saw an opportunity and decided to hatch another plan. She would take her truck to Adam’s shop, but she was going to have someone else with her, unbeknownst to the generous mechanic who offered his services.

Little did Adam know as he headed to work, planning to repair Candice’s truck, she had a trick up her sleeve. Candice had discovered a way she could repay his kindness, and he had played right into her hand. When he arrived at the garage to fix her truck, he opened the door only to realize he’d been lured there as part of a setup, and Candice was behind it all.
 

Candice Berry realized she could get the work done without the stress of driving a truck that wasn’t safe while she saved up some cash, and she wanted to thank the man who made it possible. So, Candice nominated Adam Ely for the First Fidelity Bank Pay It Forward Award.

 

Dawnetta Moore from First Fidelity Bank came out to Adam’s garage and gave Candice $400 to Pay It Forward to Adam, who had no idea he was getting the award. But, with the help of his wife, the Pay It Forward crew was ready and waiting for him to arrive the day he was set to fix Candice’s truck.

Adam Ely
Adam Ely and his wife Toni, who was in on Candice’s surprise (Photo Credit: Facebook)
Adam Ely
Adam Ely and Candice Berry (Photo Credit: Facebook)

“I was a mechanic in the military,” Adam said. “I saw a need. One of the little girls that my daughter works with, her car kind of took a crap. She was a pizza delivery chick for Dominos, and my wife and I talked about it and the rest is history,” he added, explaining how his charitable work got started.

“Just kind of helped her out, you know? I knew there was a need for that. She couldn’t afford to go to the dealership to have her car diagnosed and we took care of it,” Adam furthered. “It was pretty awesome to see that little girl drive out of the driveway with her car fixed and to know that she didn’t need to quit her job, you know? That I got to effect some change and help someone.”

Adam Ely
Adam Ely saw a need and his charitable work began. (Photo Credit: Facebook)
Adam Ely
Adam Ely working on Candice’s truck with her son (Photo Credit: Facebook)

The need for what Adam does is massive in his community, and he often has more work than he has time for. So, he also takes extra time to teach, letting Candice and her son Jace into the garage where they could learn their way around the truck and possibly save even more money in the future.

“I don’t know how to do things like change my oil, change my brakes, things like that. I’m excited because I can watch Adam do things, and then I’ll know what I’m doing. That’s another reason I’m excited because I need to know these things with the truck so that I can help myself in the future,” Candice said.

Adam Ely
Service runs in the family. Not only did Adam Ely serve in the military, but so did his wife and son. (Photo Credit: Facebook)
Hard Luck Automotive, owned by Adam Ely, has been giving back since 2017. (Photo Credit: Facebook)

“I’m grateful to be able to give this to him,” Candice said, referring to the award. “I can’t think of a better person who takes time away from his family, who takes time away from things he could be doing for himself for strangers, and I’m just grateful,” she added, speaking of the selfless veteran.

It’s not surprising that Adam Ely so readily stepped up to serve those in need. As a veteran, he is used to giving his all for others. Just as he served his country as a soldier, he serves his community now, using the skills he learned in the military. The kindness, compassion, and willingness to help others, which both Adam and Candice showed one another, reminds us all that what goes around, comes around — and thankfully, that goes for kindness too.

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Give Thanks That the Left Is Losing

 
Give Thanks That the Left Is Losing

As you dig into your expensive turkey after having spent a ton of cash filling up your SUV to get to grandma’s for Thanksgiving dinner, take heart. We’re winning.

Yeah, I know – conservatives are Eeyore/Cure fan centaurs, always ready to see the despair, always ready to detect the doom coming at us. And let’s not sugar-coat it – there’s a lot of bad stuff going on. Our alleged president is only allegedly mentally competent. His understudy is a half-wit who got with Montel Williams. His party wants to spend trillions we don’t have and is convinced that printing more money cures inflation. The media is garbage. Academia is garbage. Hollywood is garbage. The Lincoln Project is garbage that is still taking Kyle whacking the convicted pedo personally. Fauci remains unfired; the supply chain remains kinked. And China is looking at Taiwan like Brian Stelter, who is a potato, looks at a Golden Corral steam table. 

And yet, the tide is turning.

You saw the five-alarm meltdown of the left when it saw that no, America was not about to immunize the Democrats’ military wing of criminals, scumbags, and perverts as they run rampant in blue venues. Self-defense remains a thing, no matter how sad it makes MSNBC Marxists and Hollywood child rapist excusers. Kyle’s vindication was a huge red pill for millions of Americans who saw that the choice before them was the side of the kid who tried to help his community or the side of the degenerate who tried to help himself to kids.

 

Look at Virginia, +10 for Biden and now swearing in a Republican who refused to shy away from fighting the cultural fight. Look at New Jersey – so close. Well, November 2022 is coming and the polls – and all the reliable signs too – are telling us that for Democrats, this will be a more humiliating disaster than the average Bulwark staffer’s prom night. 

None of this post-2020 failure is a surprise. We knew exactly what would happen. We warned people. And we were right. But a lot of people voted for Democrats. A lot of people chose no mean tweets over having a president who didn’t drool on his bib between spoonfuls of mush. Maybe in some objective sense, Trump won more votes, maybe he didn’t – the election was still garbage (I was there) – but we’ve seen a lot of red legislatures moving to stop the next steal. We just need to force the GOP to not be incompetent next time.

 

The fact is that Biden is about as popular as Jonah Goldberg pole dancing in a gold- lamé thong at CPAC, which is the closest thing he can get to a conservative pundit gig after his ridiculous “You can’t fire me! I quit!” performance when departing Fox “by choice.” 

Everyone knows that Grandpa Badfinger would be lucky if he ends up being merely Jimmy Carter and not James Buchannan, and that’s if he even makes it another three years, which is not for certain. It’s becoming clear that this deteriorating dementia is not long for the Oval Office, but it’s apparently not clear to him. He really thinks he’s going to run again. How old will he be in 2024? 106? He’s like Gabby Hayes without the youth and vigor, and with the crusty cranked up to 11. 

 

There’s a lot of fail coming in the next couple of years, but we know how it’s going to end. These losers are getting mucked out of the stable. We just need to keep the pressure on the Republicans who replace them, and on that front, we have more good news. Have you noticed how our candidates are acting all based and conserva-woke? Sure, maybe it’s an act for some of them, but what it says is that they know they need to at least pretend to know what time it is. That’s because they fear our righteous wrath, which is good. Frankly, let them fake it like a Dispatch staffer’s wife on her wedding night. As long as they do what we want – which is to destroy Marxism and sow the libfascist fields with salt – it’s fine.

So, we have many things to be thankful for. We have the blessings of God. We have our families. Our troops – though not most of the generals – are terrific. Dogs are awesome. You only have to pretend to like turkey one day a year. And our people are waking up. Yes, be thankful because we patriots will make America great again.

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So Much For It’s Slogan “The City Of Brotherly Love”

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Corruption 

COMEY’S SUCCESSOR: FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks at his installation ceremony at the FBI Building in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 28. Wray succeeded James Comey, who was fired by President Trump.

Howie Carr: Abolish the FBI? You heard it here first

By HOWIE CARR

I saw a headline this week in The Wall Street Journal that made my day: “Abolish the FBI.”

The reason I was so pleased was because above my column in this newspaper on Jan. 24, 2018, was this headline: “Scandal-ridden FBI must be abolished.”

Is there an echo in here?

All I can say is, what took everybody else so long to realize how rotten to the core the Famous But Incompetent G-men have become, and actually have been for more than half a century now?

As the Journal noted, the FBI’s last sustained good “run of publicity … came more than 50 years ago thanks to Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and his weekly show on ABC, “The FBI,” which went off the air in 1974.

Even by dismal modern FBI standards, though, the news just keeps getting worse and worse.

Last week, one of Hillary Clinton’s lawyers was indicted by Russian collusion hoax Special Counsel John Durham. The Democrat operative was charged with lying to a James Comey briefer about one of the largely forgotten lies in the Russian hoax — Alfa Bank’s “secret servers,” which of course didn’t exist except in the fevered imaginations of far-left Democrats and their stenographers in the media.

Durham has been taking his own sweet time bringing these corrupt Deep State bad actors to justice, but better late than never. He knows a lot about how deep the corruption runs. He first brought down Whitey’s FBI hitman, Zip Connolly.

This latest indictment came only days before the five-year statute of limitations ran out.

Five years! It took that long to bring a single one of these bent Democrats before the bar of justice. But then, in this case, as in so many others involving the FBI, the cops are the actual criminals.

The joke in this latest bust is that obviously the FBI knew that Hillary’s lawyer was lying when he told the agent that he was peddling his ludicrously false stories.

Maybe not, though. They’re not making special agents like Inspector Lew Erskine anymore.

Durham’s indictment happened the same week that a newly declassified court rulings showed that the FBI had 100% lied during its illegal investigation into Trump aide Carter Page.

In the FBI’s botched frame-up of Page, one FBI lawyer has already been convicted of obstructing justice, although his punishment scarcely rose to the level of a slap on the wrist.

And yet … and yet … the alt-left media, which spent more than two years running one fake story after another about Russia-Russia-Russia, yawns. Could it be because they gave themselves Pultizer Prizes for their “deeply sourced” stories about … stuff that never happened, that they swallowed credulously because … Orange Man Bad?

The perfectly coiffed preppie trust-funder now running the FBI is a Deep State lapdog named Christopher Wray. On Capitol Hill he’s known as Alibi Ike, because his only job seems to be providing both excuses and apologies for the feds’ latest scandal.

It’s a full-time job, trying to cover up his agents’ nationwide crime spree, almost all of which end in ignominy and scandal.

This week Wray absorbed his Congressional tongue-lashing from Sen. Rand Paul about the FBI’s use of the secret FISA courts while operating as the Democrat party’s secret police, an American Gestapo.

Wray laughably said the use of the secret Star Chamber-like FISA court “protected Americans.”

Surely he meant to say it protected Democrats, especially corrupt Democrats, like the entire top brass of the FBI.

Paul pointed out to the preening Wray that when their fellow Democrats invented the preposterous Russian collusion hoax, “You guys took it hook, line and sinker.”

Of course they did. Because they were on the gag. Just like those Pulitzer Prize winners at the newspapers.

The week before, it was Wray in front of a different Senate committee, apologizing for the agency allowing Dr. Larry Nassar to molest hundreds of young female gymnasts. See, the G-men wanted to get jobs after their retirement. Sound familiar?

Wray said he was “profoundly sorry” and “especially sorry” because the FBI agents’ mishandling of the cases was “inexcusable.” It always is with these hacks, isn’t it?

The week before, it was the “kidnapping” plot against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that unraveled. The FBI broke that story a couple of weeks before the 2020 election to make it look like the dastardly deed was set up by Trump supporters.

It turns out there were more FBI agents than so-called militia in the “conspiracy.” The FBI picked up the tab for everything. The lead agent, whose social media was filled with vile anti-Trump ravings, was fired two weeks ago.

He’s charged with beating his wife after a wife-swapping party in Kalamazoo went bad. Again, does this all ring a bell? Remember the FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page?

The FBI needs mandatory vaccinations — against Trump Derangement Syndrome.

If you’ve been in Boston for a while, this grotesque combination of corruption and incompetence is nothing new. The framing of four innocent men for a murder they didn’t commit, the Tsaranevs, the Gary Sampson ball-drop, two G-men in prison for organized-crime hits, six agents on the Mob’s payroll …

Now the rot in Boston has gone nationwide. As the satirical Babylon Bee put it in a headline last week: “FBI Admits It’s Really Hard to Solve Crime They Didn’t Make Up Themselves.”

We’ve come a long way from ABC on Sunday nights in the 1960s with Inspector Lew Erskine chasing real bad guys and then driving home in his Ford Mustang convertible as the closing credits roll.

There’s only one solution to corruption and incompetence this pervasive. Abolish the FBI.

You read it here first.

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There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes Benz 380SL convertible.

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Sexist, Racist,Woke or What?

State sued for demanding companies put gays on boards

Requirement creates quotas for those choosing alternative sexual lifestyles

Officials in California, whose agenda for their own version of “equity” and “fairness” apparently includes the idea that they can control the companies that operate in their state, are demanding that those corporations appoint gays to their boards.

And the state is getting sued for that.

Investigative reporter Matthew Vadum has documented at The Epoch Times how a think tank has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the state.

It’s in response to a new state law that demands quotas on the boards of public corporations based on race and sexual orientation.

The legal challenge comes from the National Center for Public Policy Research and is pending in federal court in the Eastern District of California, the report said.

The defendant is Shirley Weber, who was, Vadum reported, “a radical left-wing academic before entering politics” and now is secretary of state there.

The NCPPR is a pro-free market research and shareholder advocacy organization and is working with the Pacific Legal Foundation in the dispute over the new law that “perpetuates discrimination by treating people based on their immutable characteristics, and not as individuals.”

The foundation reported the state is demanding “people of certain races or sexual orientations” be installed on boards.

“California’s quota doesn’t remedy discrimination, it perpetuates it,” said Anastasia Boden, senior attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation. “This law forces shareholders to cast votes based on immutable characteristics that people were born into. The government should treat people as individuals, not based on immutable characteristics.”
 

The foundation earlier sued the state over its “woman quota” on boards and won a preliminary victory at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which sand shareholders have standing to challenge the requirements.

The new law adds quotas for members based on race and sexual orientation.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the law, claiming it was to advance “racial justice.”

The problem is “these diversity quotas apply to all businesses across every industry in perpetuity, regardless of whether there is any specific evidence of discrimination,” the NCPPR said.

Such laws, “which dole out benefits and impose burdens on the basis of race, sex, and sexual orientation, are unconstitutional,” it said.

PLF lawyer Daniel Ortner told the Times, “What’s happening is the state of California has decided that they can intervene and force private companies to impose race quotas and sex quotas and all kinds of quotas.”

What The MSM Doesn’t Want You To Know

Every 30 Days The US Dollar Loses Almost 1 Percent Of Its Value

High Inflation
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Inflation in the US is as high as it’s been since the 1990s, and according to the most recent US Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the US dollar is now losing an incredible 1% of its value every month. Other numbers related to inflation right now are also staggering. The CPI, which reflects overall consumer prices in America is up 6.2% from a year ago. The Epoch Times reports this is “the largest year-on-year increase in more than 30 years as inflation persists across sectors.” The cost of food is up 5.3% percent in October, and gasoline prices were up 6.1%. There were also increases in the cost of energy, shelter, food, used cars and trucks, and new vehicles. In response to this catastrophic news, President Biden released a statement saying, “Today’s report shows an increase over last month. Inflation hurts Americans pocketbooks [sic], and reversing this trend is a top priority for me.” Despite the concerned words, there’s no news as to what the plan is to fight inflation, when it will start, or if the government’s planned multitrillion-dollar spending plans will be reduced in light of these horrific numbers.

The U.S. dollar is now losing close to 1 percent of its value every 30 days, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released on Wednesday.

Currently, inflation of the U.S. dollar is at its highest level since 1990. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of the average monthly change in the price for goods and services paid by urban consumers, increased 0.9 percent last month, more than doubling September’s 0.4 percent increase.

Overall, prices rose 6.2 percent from one year ago, representing the largest year-on-year increase in more than 30 years as inflation persists across sectors, according to the Bureau.

The cost of food also increased by 5.3 percent during the month of October, riding on the back of unprecedented supply chain issues.

Increases were seen in the cost of energy, shelter, food, used cars and trucks, and new vehicles, with gasoline prices increasing 6.1 percent from 1.2 percent in September.

These increased prices have been driven partly by an intentional effort by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to decrease their oil production. At the same time, the United States has cut its own oil production significantly in line with President Joe Biden’s promise to transition away from fossil fuels.

Used vehicle prices also shot up 2.5 percent this month from 0.7 percent in September, while new vehicle prices rose 1.4 percent from 1.3 percent in September.

“We expected inflation would get worse before it got better, but not this much worse. Particularly painful is the increase in food prices as we approach the holidays, and the rise in energy prices as we plan to travel more to family get-togethers,” Robert Frick, corporate economist with Navy Federal Credit Union, wrote in a research note, Axios reported.

“However, both those increases are likely to be temporary, and the forecasts that inflation overall will drop early-to-mid-next year still seems credible,” he added.

Biden told reporters on Wednesday that he’s directed the National Economic Council to focus on reducing energy costs for U.S. consumers following the Department of Labor report.

“Today’s report shows an increase over last month. Inflation hurts Americans pocketbooks [sic], and reversing this trend is a top priority for me,” Biden said in a statement. “The largest share of the increase in prices in this report is due to rising energy costs.”

The president said he directed his top economic aides to attempt to “further reduce these costs,” regarding energy prices. He also asked the Federal Trade Commission to deal with “market manipulation or price gouging in this sector.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) took a swipe at the Biden administration and “corporate america” earlier this week for its role in “runaway inflation,” following reports that corporations are warming to the GOP after Republicans defeated the Democrats in the 2021 off-year elections, and may start giving campaign money to party lawmakers.

“If Corporate America thinks jumping on the bandwagon after Tuesday’s election and before the impending red wave will make conservatives forget the role they played in subjecting the U.S. to open borders and runaway inflation, they are sorely mistaken,” McCarthy wrote on Twitter.

The Federal Reserve and White House have long-maintained that inflation will abate as supply chain bottlenecks are fixed.

   Poll /Surveys

Added Nov. 24, 2021

    DATES POLLSTER SAMPLE RESULT NET RESULT
Joe Biden Approval  
 
NOV 21-23, 2021
1,500 LV Approve
41%
58%
Disapprove Disapprove +17
Joe Biden Approval  
 
NOV 20-23, 2021
B+
YouGov
1,249 RV Approve
45%
50%
Disapprove Disapprove +5
Joe Biden Approval  
 
NOV 20-23, 2021
B+
YouGov
1,500 A Approve
41%
49%
Disapprove Disapprove +8
Joe Biden Approval  
 
NOV 16-22, 2021
15,000 A Approve
44%
48%
Disapprove Disapprove +4
Joe Biden Approval  
 
NOV 17-21, 2021
2,199 A Approve
47%
48%
Disapprove Disapprove +1
Joe Biden Approval  
 
NOV 16-19, 2021
969 RV Approve
43%
50%
Disapprove Disapprove +7
Joe Biden Approval  
 
NOV 16-19, 2021
1,048 A Approve
42%
50%
Disapprove Disapprove +8
Joe Biden Approval  
 
NOV 12-15, 2021
2,200 A Approve
43%
50%
Disapprove Disapprove +7
President: general election  
 
NOV 22-23, 2021
1,200 LV Biden
32%
45%
Trump Sr. Trump Sr. +13
Generic ballot  
 
NOV 20-23, 2021
B+
YouGov
1,249 RV Democrat
40%
40%
Republican   EVEN
Generic ballot  
 
NOV 16-19, 2021
969 RV Democrat
46%
41%
Republican Democrat +5
Donald Trump Favorability  
 
NOV 20-23, 2021
B+
YouGov
1,249 RV Unfavorable
55%
42%
Favorable Unfavorable +13
Donald Trump Favorability  
 
NOV 20-23, 2021
B+
YouGov
1,500 A Unfavorable
54%
41%
Favorable Unfavorable +13
 

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 Biden Blunders

Biden Administration is Reacting to New Omicron Variant By Doing What Trump Was Once Called ‘Xenophobic’ For

Biden Administration is Reacting to New Omicron Variant By Doing What Trump Was Once Called 'Xenophobic' For
 

President Joe Biden has also released a statement on the omicron variant, which includes urging Americans to get vaccinated and touting his administration’s donation of vaccines to other countries.

The statement reads as follows:

This morning I was briefed by my chief medical advisor, Dr. Tony Fauci, and the members of our COVID response team, about the Omicron variant, which is spreading through Southern Africa. As a precautionary measure until we have more information, I am ordering additional air travel restrictions from South Africa and seven other countries. These new restrictions will take effect on November 29. As we move forward, we will continue to be guided by what the science and my medical team advises.
 
For now, I have two important messages for the American people, and one for the world community.
 
First, for those Americans who are fully vaccinated against severe COVID illness – fortunately, for the vast majority of our adults — the best way to strengthen your protection is to get a booster shot, as soon as you are eligible.  Boosters are approved for all adults over 18, six months past their vaccination and are available at 80,000 locations coast-to-coast.  They are safe, free, and convenient.  Get your booster shot now, so you can have this additional protection during the holiday season.
 
Second, for those not yet fully vaccinated: get vaccinated today.  This includes both children and adults.  America is leading the world in vaccinating children ages 5-11, and has been vaccinating teens for many months now – but we need more Americans in all age groups to get this life-saving protection. If you have not gotten vaccinated, or have not taken your children to get vaccinated, now is the time.
 
Finally, for the world community: the news about this new variant should make clearer than ever why this pandemic will not end until we have global vaccinations. The United States has already donated more vaccines to other countries than every other country combined. It is time for other countries to match America’s speed and generosity.  

In addition, I call on the nations gathering next week for the World Trade Organization ministerial meeting to meet the U.S. challenge to waive intellectual property protections for COVID vaccines, so these vaccines can be manufactured globally.  I endorsed this position in April; this news today reiterates the importance of moving on this quickly.

Original Post:

In reaction to a Friday announcement from the World Health Organization (WHO) that there is a new coronavirus “variant of concern,” known as “omicron,” the Biden administration has made an announcement of its own. As Peter Aitken reported for Fox News, the U.S. will restrict travel from eight African countries starting on Monday.

According to Aitken:

The United States will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday over concerns of a “heavily mutated” COVID-19 variant, senior administration officials said.

The Biden administration will follow advice from Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and restrict travel from several African nations following the identification of variant B.1.1.529, which appears to be highly contagious among young people. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) identified the variant as a “variant of concern” that officials first noted in South Africa. 

The variant, which was first identified in South Africa, has also been identified in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.

Other countries will put into place travel restrictions as well.
 

A pinned tweet from the Who notes that a technical advising group met on Friday to advise that omicron be designated as a “variant of concern.”

It’s worth reminding that when then President Donald Trump restricted travel from China in response to the Wuhan coronavirus, Democrats, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and then candidate Joe Biden regarded the move as racist and xenophobic, with Biden claiming Trump had “a record of… hysterical xenophobia.” Speaker Pelosi later changed her tune, as did Biden

Once Biden took office, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki did a particularly poor job of spinning the president’s claims. The Biden administration also reinstated travel bans. 

Ass Hole of the Day

AOC Rails Against ‘Excessive Bail’ After Waukesha Massacre

Alleged attacker in Wisconsin was out on ‘inappropriately low bail’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) / Getty Images
 • November 23, 2021 1:15 pm
 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Monday called for a “federal intervention” against the use of “excessive bail” just one day after the horrific attack in Waukesha, Wis., allegedly committed by a felon who was out on an “inappropriately low bail amount.”

In a letter sent to five New York City district attorneys, Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D., N.Y.), and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D., Md.) demanded details on the bail conditions used by prosecutors. They alleged that the use of cash bail contributes to overcrowding in New York’s correctional facilities, particularly Rikers Island.

 

Less than 24 hours prior, Darrell Edward Brooks Jr. allegedly drove his red Ford SUV into a Christmas parade in downtown Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee. The rampage killed 5 people and injured at least 48 others, with many of the victims requiring intense care at the nearby hospital. Brooks, whom police have identified as the principal suspect, was released earlier this month after he posted $1,000 bail. He had been arrested for allegedly beating his girlfriend and hitting her with his car in a gas station parking lot.

Milwaukee County district attorney John Chisholm (D.) said he was reviewing “inappropriately low bail amount” for Brooks, a startling concession from a left-wing prosecutor. Chisholm has boasted about his restorative-justice approach to crime, calling concerns about rising crime part of a “false information” campaign from the right.

“Is there going to be an individual I divert, or I put into [a] treatment program, who’s going to go out and kill somebody?” he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2007. “You bet. Guaranteed. It’s guaranteed to happen. It does not invalidate the overall approach.”

 

Calls to eliminate cash bail extend beyond the far left of the Democratic Party. President Joe Biden, a self-described moderate, in October released a “National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality” report that cited ending “cash bail and reform[ing] our pretrial system” as critical to ending disparities between men and women.

During the 2020 presidential campaign, Vice President Kamala Harris urged her followers to donate to a Minneapolis bail fund. Among those who donated were at least 13 Biden campaign staffers. One individual who benefited from the fund, an alleged domestic abuser, was arrested weeks after his release on a murder charge

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Crime

Pandemic fueling surge in organized thefts at stores across the U.S.

 
 

Major retailers across the U.S. are facing a rash of organized shoplifting, with an estimated 80 thieves this month ransacking a Nordstrom store in California and more than a dozen people swiping merchandise from a Louis Vuitton store in suburban Chicago.

Multiple retailers and at least two states report an increase in mass thefts, while experts point to the COVID-19 pandemic as fueling the incidents. 

“Retailers have always had shoplifting, but the concern now is there seems to be a surge in organized, gang-related theft,” said Neil Saunders, an analyst and managing director at GlobalData Retail. “Shoplifting was very covert — you don’t see it — but this is very blatant.”

 
A problem that “hurts and scares people”

“Across retail, we are definitely seeing more and more, particularly, organized retail crime and incidence of shrink in our locations,” Best Buy CEO Cori Sue Barry said during an earnings call on Tuesday. “This is a real issue that hurts and scares people.”

The problem is also hurting Best Buy’s bottom line and could make it harder for the retailer to hire and retain workers in an already tight labor market, Barry told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” this week. Some criminals are armed with guns and crowbars and can scare away customers and employees alike, she said. 

In the call, Barry also said such crimes are “traumatizing” to the company’s employees, calling the crime spree “unacceptable.”

Organized retail crime was on the rise before 2020, but the jump in online shopping during the pandemic has emboldened criminals, who typically take to the internet and its online marketplaces to resell stolen merchandise for a profit. 

Such thefts have risen nearly 60% since 2015 and costs stores an average of $700,000 for every $1 billion in sales, according to a 2020 National Retail Federation survey of 61 retailers. 

“At the end of the day, it is all about supply and demand,” Sheppard told CBS MoneyWatch. “We saw this rush to online marketplaces among customers who had never shopped online, and that is where you find the bulk of your stolen goods.” 

In other words, organized shoplifting has risen in tandem with the rise in online shopping, as thieves respond to increased demand for everyday items online. 

Organized Retail Theft California
A security guard stands outside the Nordstrom store at The Grove retail and entertainment complex in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Los Angeles police say a group of thieves smashed windows at the department store at the luxury mall late Monday, the latest incident in a trend of smash-and-grab crimes is part of a national trend.EUGENE GARCIA / AP

“The pandemic created a larger demand for the stolen goods marketplace for more criminals to make huge profits. It’s lucrative because the customer base is everyone,” Sheppard added. 

Thieves tend to swipe those items that are most in demand by consumers and can range from cold and allergy medication and other toiletries to jeans and portable electronic devices. 

“It’s things that are typically smaller and that can be resold at a decent value,” Sheppard said. 

Sharp increase in organized retail crime

Organized retail crime “has increased dramatically over the last two years,” the Illinois Attorney General’s Office stated in September. In one recent incident in the state, more than a dozen people stormed a Louis Vuitton store in Oak Brook, Illinois, and stole about $120,000 worth of merchandise

The November 17 robbery involved 14 suspects wearing masks and sweatshirts who escaped in three separate vehicles, one of which has been recovered, according to the local police.  

The problem has only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul. He cited CVS as estimating a 30% increase in thefts and Lowe’s Home Improvement as closing 25 organized retail crime cases amounting to $1.3 million in losses last year, compared to 20 cases and $388,000 in losses in 2019.

Recent days have also seen smash-and-grab thieves hitting a mall in Hayward, California, where witnesses describe as many as 50 people wielding hammers and breaking glass cases inside a jewelry store. Separately, a group of suspects stole merchandise from a Lululemon store in San Jose on Sunday night, marking a third straight day where large groups stole from retailers in the Bay area. 

The brazen acts came after police in Walnut Creek, California, issued a warning on social media that thieves might strike again, after about 80 people swarmed a Nordstrom store Saturday night, then fled with stolen goods in waiting vehicles. Five Nordstrom workers sustained minor injuries, the retailer said.

Stores shut down

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday ordered the state’s highway patrol to heighten its presence in highly trafficked shopping areas in response to increased organized retail theft activities across the state. 

“Businesses and customers should feel safe while doing their holiday shopping,” stated Newsom, who is also proposing an increase in the state’s 2022-23 budget to fight retail theft.

Walgreens said last month it would shut down five stores in San Francisco due to increased thefts. 

The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP) predicted the pandemic would lead to a spike in retail theft and organized crime as stores started reopening, citing similar surges after the September 11 attacks and the 2008 financial crisis.

“We believe the existential threat we’re now facing with COVID-19 will be both financially and emotionally traumatic, and could lead to even greater increases,” NASP Executive Director Caroline Kochman stated in a May 2020 report. “Times of hardship make it easier for [organized retail crime] teams to recruit regular people and employees.” 

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Capitalism vs. Communism

What are the significant differences between capitalism and communism?

The largest difference is economic. Capitalism is an economic system involving free trade and industry that is owned and controlled by individuals, with the goal of making a profit for those same individuals. Wealth distribution is unequal. Every person needs to work for themselves to generate wealth.

Unlike capitalism, communism does not allow private ownership of trade or industry. Instead, profit-making enterprises have common ownership, which is to say they are owned by the community (in practice, this means the government). As in capitalism, all profits earned by the enterprise go to the owner—but in the case of communism, because the owner is all of the people, the profits are distributed among all the people. This is an egalitarian system, in which all people are equal and receive equal rights and opportunities.

This is the theory. In real-world applications, as previously noted, capitalist elements are difficult to completely remove and the distribution of profits tends to be less balanced.

A second big difference between capitalism and communism is the level of control granted to the government. Capitalism favors a democratic system in which the government has very little influence over an individual’s personal and economic freedoms. Communism, on the other hand, endorses a totalitarian government that is deeply involved in many aspects of life, from the price of goods to the salary one earns. This is one of the main reasons western countries dislike communism.

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Black Lies Matter

Michelle Malkin: ‘The scourge of Soros DAs has ushered in nothing but misery, filth and death’

I dare you to look, with a clear and unfiltered lens, at the bloody nightmare we once called the United States of America.

Connect the dots. Contemplate the utter chaos in every major city while Black Lives Matter militants, academics and bureaucrats prattle on about “systemic racism” and “two-tiered justice.” It’s about much more than the horrific mass murders and attempted murders in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where the annual Christmas parade will now forever be stained by the wanton acts of alleged killer Darrell Brooks – a convicted sex offender and domestic abuser who sailed through George Soros-funded Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm’s soft-on-black crime revolving door like a Six Flags season pass holder.

Look at Philadelphia, home to another Soros-funded DA, where four black teenage girls beat the stuffing out of a group of Asian students on a SEPTA train in broad daylight last week. The lead aggressor, a hulking female in a hijab, brutally punished one Asian girl for asking her to stop harassing her friends. Viral video shows how Ms. Islam-Is-Peace tackled the intervener to the ground and beat her over the head with her shoe and clenched fists. Not a single adult intervened.

The mother of the profanity-spewing brute told NBC10:

“My daughter did not mean it. When she gets the opportunity to, she will give a sincere apology. … As you can clearly see in the video, my daughter is Muslim. We do not carry ourselves that way. We carry ourselves with respect, modesty and humility.”
 

Where have I heard that before? Ah, yes. The “that’s not who my daughter is” defense was most recently invoked by former NBA player Corey Benjamin, whose little thugette was caught on video just a few weeks ago in Garden Grove, California, sucker-punching an Asian girl at a basketball game. The black girl’s mom goaded her daughter from the sidelines and jeered, “Go and hit her.”

But this is not who they are. And it’s never their fault.

Look at the living hellhole of New York City, where homeless lunatics push random strangers off subway platforms, repeat offenders rob and beat pedestrians on their way to work, and druggies urinate, defecate and fornicate openly on once-safe tourist thoroughfares.

Look at Oak Brook, Illinois, just outside woke-hijacked Chicago, where mobs of diverse thieves carted off $120,000 from a Louis Vuitton store on Wednesday afternoon.

Look at Walnut Creek, California, where roving bands of black-clad gangs absconded with $200,000 worth of merchandise from Nordstrom. Similar crime rings hit luxury stores in Hayward, San Jose, and Los Angeles. We are all supposed to pretend we can’t discern the race of the criminals so “experts” can castigate us for using racist terms like “looting” to describe … looting.

Fraud upon fraud upon fraud. How many more innocent Dancing Grannies and schoolchildren have to die for the Big Lies? When will more good people stop reflexively cringing in the face of accusations of “racism” and call out the racist system of two-tiered justice that is actually bringing America to its knees?

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Probe finds ‘overwhelming evidence’ of misconduct by Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A legislative investigation released Monday found “overwhelming evidence” that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed women and that he ordered state workers to help produce his book on pandemic leadership during work hours.

The report also found that Cuomo’s staff “substantially revised” a state health department report on COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes to exclude statistics that might have dimmed his reputation as a pandemic leader.

 

But it offered some new details, particularly around the $5.2 million private deal Cuomo struck to write a book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons on the Pandemic.” Cuomo had promised state ethics officials that no state resources would be used on the book, but the Assembly’s investigators at the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell said they found evidence the governor had his staff spend copious amounts of time on the project.

“One senior state official explained that book-related assignments were given by superiors and expected to be completed, and the work was not voluntary,” the report said. “Another senior state official complained in a text message to a colleague that work on the book was compromising the official’s ability to work on COVID-related matters.”

Junior and senior staff members told investigators they were asked to perform book tasks during their work day, including transcribing dictations, printing and delivering documents, and attending meetings with agents and publishers.

One senior state official sent and received 1,000 emails about the book, the report said. The report didn’t name the official, but included details identifying her as his former top aide, Melissa DeRosa.

Responding to the report Monday, Cuomo’s spokesperson, Richard Azzopardi, said senior staff who helped with the book did so on their personal time. He denied that junior staff was involved, as the report claims.

On the sexual harassment allegations, Azzopardi said the Assembly had relied too much on information gathered during a “politically biased” investigation overseen by the attorney general, Letitia James, who is now running for governor.

“When all the facts are fairly weighed,” Azzopardi said, none of the harassment allegations will stand up. Cuomo, a Democrat, resigned in August to avoid a likely impeachment trial. “The former governor’s conduct — as shown in this report — is extremely disturbing and is indicative of someone who is not fit for office,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Lavine, a Democrat, said.

Cuomo has denied sexually harassing anyone or touching any women inappropriately. For weeks, he has attacked the Assembly’s investigation as biased and set on smearing him. The former governor faces a separate criminal charge alleging that he groped the breast of a former assistant, Brittany Commisso, after summoning her to the executive mansion on Dec. 7, 2020.

The Assembly report said it had reviewed travel, phone and text messages that back up Commisso’s account of her whereabouts on the day she says the attack happened. “We conclude that there is overwhelming evidence that the former Governor engaged in sexual harassment,” the report reads.

The investigators also examined allegations that Cuomo’s office had the state Department of Health delete a reference to 10,000 COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents in a July 2020 state report.

The report instead used a lower figure of 6,500 deaths that excluded fatalities among patients who fell ill at nursing homes but died after being transferred to hospitals and elsewhere. “Witnesses have stated that the same senior executive chamber official who served as the key point person for the book made the decision that only in facility deaths would be included in the DOH report,” reads the report, referring to DeRosa.

Some witnesses said using the higher number would have distracted from the overall message of the health department report, which was intended to defend Cuomo against charges that the state had worsened the death toll by telling nursing homes they couldn’t refuse to admit recovering COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals.

The state contended infected staff and visitors were the key driver of COVID-19 outbreaks at nursing homes. The Assembly’s investigators said they found no evidence contradicting that finding. Cuomo often released statements pledging cooperation with the Assembly investigation, but investigators said he produced only limited documents over the course of almost six months.

“At no time has the former governor meaningfully complied with the committee’s requests or cooperated with its investigation,” the report reads.

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The Waukesha slaughter and plague of black racism

Exclusive: Scott Lively challenges Christians swept up in the BLM ‘revenge cult’

As a pastor, I have devoted a significant part of my life to fighting racism by promoting racial harmony. In 2008 my wife and I moved into the 70-80% black (20-25% Puerto Rican) inner-city of Springfield, Massachusetts, and bought an abandoned crack house in the heart of one of the worst neighborhoods to live in and restore with our own hands as an example of “redemptive living.” We risked our lives to share the Gospel with people in that neighborhood, where there was a gang shooting on our corner the very day we took possession of the house and where I saw a stabbing one day from our upstairs window.

Together with my black ministry partner and great friend Pastor C.S. Cooley, I founded the Redemption Gate Mission to serve the bottom strata of inner-city society. Our Holy Grounds Coffee House church became the leading model of racial harmony in western Massachusetts. When none of those good works proved sufficient to stop the left from trying to destroy me for opposing the LGBT political agenda, part of my self-defense was running for governor in 2014 as an Independent. My choice for running mate in that race was Shelly Saunders, a black (then) homeless grandmother who now manages Holy Grounds under Pastor Cooley’s supervision.

Why the attacks by the LGBTs? I was, among other things, a co-founder in 2007 with black former football star Ken Hutcherson, of Watchman on the Walls, an international coalition against “gay marriage.” I’ve also served as a short-term pro-family missionary to Africans in both Uganda and Kenya on three occasions, and shared the realization all such missionaries come to about the surprising sweetness of personality that is typical of native Africans untainted by western liberalism.

All this is not self-aggrandizement (because all glory goes to God for any good thing in this former addict/alcoholic) but is simply a front-loaded self-defense to the inevitable charge of “racism” that the left will level against me for writing this article.

At every turn the Marxist wormtongues have whispered malicious mischaracterizations in black ears of every police shooting (however necessary or justified they may have been), while spinning enticing revenge fantasies (now fact) of consequence-free retaliation, gilded with the potential of exacting “reparations” payoffs as tribute.

The progression of that campaign to foment and escalate race-war from one cluster of violent rioting to the next scored pay-dirt in 2020. But now it has culminated in perhaps the most horrific race-based hate crime of the modern era in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Sunday. We don’t know all the details, but we know enough to say enough is enough and to start holding the liars and agitators accountable for their incitement to mayhem and murder.

But it’s also time to hold the black racists accountable for what they have allowed themselves to become, while remembering that the defense of entrapment (both legally and morally) is only available to those who were not already inclined to do the crimes they stand charged with.

I know the black community well enough to say that a huge percentage are Christians, but a shamefully large number of these fellow believers have been swept up in the Black Lives Matter revenge cult. As I have said all along, black lives matter very much, but the movement called “Black Lives Matter,” launched by two openly Marxist lesbians, exists solely to wage race war in furtherance of the Marxist assault on Judeo-Christian civilization. Christians should have nothing to do with it! “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather expose them,” writes Paul in Ephesians 5:11.

I have nothing to say to the genuine Marxists whose reprobate minds literally cannot perceive truth. I will pray for their redemption while working to purge them from all seats of power and influence in the culture.

But to black Christians I say stop picking the scabs of past racial injustice and let the wounds heal. Step up to your responsibility. YOU should be the main advocates for a color blind society because that is what Jesus advocates. If enough of you do so, loudly enough, perhaps you can end this plague of black racism sweeping through our nation. They’re certainly not going to accept it from a white guy.

What The MSM Doesn’t Want You To Know

New ‘Capitol Punishment’ movie tells the REAL story about Jan. 6

Witnesses testify about what they saw as ‘a trap’


You’ve seen the legacy media and network reporting on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol: those hordes of sword-waving, window-smashing (likely drooling) President Trump supporters who assaulted not just the entire nation but democracy itself.

Democrats have said, maybe 10,000 times, it was an “insurrection.”

A new movie, “Capitol Punishment,” is being released on Thanksgiving Day that reveals first-person accounts of what looked, on that day at that location, like “a trap.”

The plain facts of what happened support suspicion. There were tens of thousands at a rally with Trump that day, and hundreds then went to the Capitol. Many protested peacefully about Congress’ adoption of those still-suspect 2020 presidential election results that gave the White House to Joe Biden.

Since then, an analysis has confirmed that the legacy media suppressed damaging information about Joe Biden and son Hunter enough that the actions likely changed the results from a Trump victory to a Biden win.

Further, another study revealed that Mark Zuckerberg’s $420 million handed over to groups – and elections officials – to recruit voters from Democrat areas also like was enough to change the election results.

Still, there was a small portion of those Capitol protesters who did vandalism.

But the FBI’s actions have been stunning: Many of the suspects on charges of crimes like trespassing have been kept in jail since last January. They often been held in solitary, in injurious conditions.

That’s in contrast to the Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters who during 2020 did hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to American cities in riots that actually killed people and burned down entire neighborhoods. They’ve mostly faced no charges, certainly not any that would involve being incarcerated for months awaiting adjudications.

One part of the journey is testimony from Derek Kinnison, who was there that day with a friend.

“We saw a set of open doors,” Kinnison explains to the camera. “My partner Tony, he looked at me, I looked at him. He said, ‘What do you think about that?’ And I said, ‘I don’t like it.’

“He said, ‘No, that’s like a spider web. It feels like a trap.’”

The revelations in “Capitol Punishment” show that even though Kinnison didn’t enter the building, the FBI showed up at his house, and they also did at Tony Martinez’ home.

He told the Western Journal is reaction: “Of course this is what you’re doing. Of course you’re kicking in my door. Of course you’re putting my family in handcuffs.”

Another visitor to the Capitol that day, Chris Burgard, said, “I just saw Capitol police move the barriers, and they’re letting people into the Capitol.”

Easton Cantwell, also at the building, wondered in the film, “Why are you letting people in on one side of the building but then fighting a raging battle on the other?”

Those who were visited by the FBI recall being treated as domestic terrorists, a label that Democrats in Congress quickly applied to them, and have continued to repeat.

Filmmakers Nick Searcy and Burgard said they wanted to expose the truth – and the government’s politically driven tactics, in the movie.

Sign up to see “Capitol Punishment” when it streams on Thanksgiving Day.

  Poll results of the Day

Ratings of Black-White Relations at New Low

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two-year, nine-point drop in overall positive ratings of race relations
  • 33% of Black adults, 43% of White adults say race relations are good
  • 40% of Black adults say relations will eventually work out, down 14 points

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the second consecutive year, U.S. adults’ positive ratings of relations between Black and White Americans are at their lowest point in more than two decades of measurement. Currently, 42% of Americans say relations between the two groups are “very” or “somewhat” good, while 57% say they are “somewhat” or “very” bad.

The most recent rating of Black-White relations in the U.S. is not statistically different from last year’s 44%. However, the reading has eroded nine percentage points over the past two years as the nation has grappled with the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent nationwide protests and calls for racial justice.

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Line graph. Americans’ views of race relations between White and Black Americans since 2001. Currently, 42% of U.S. adults think they are very or somewhat good and 57% say they are very or somewhat bad. This is the worst rating recorded by Gallup.

As recently as 2001, 70% of U.S. adults rated Black-White relations positively. That changed after several high-profile killings of unarmed Black people by police officers around the U.S. These incidents precipitated the formation of multiple social justice movements that remain active today.

The latest findings are from a June 1-July 5 Gallup poll that includes an oversample of Black Americans weighted to their correct proportion of the population. During the poll’s field period, Derek Chauvin, the former police officer convicted of killing Floyd, was sentenced to one of the longest prison terms ever handed down to a U.S. police officer for unlawful use of deadly force.

Steady 10-Point Gap in Black and White Americans’ Views

While White Americans have typically been more likely than Black Americans to say race relations are good, at least slim majorities of both racial groups rated them positively until 2016. Although the racially divisive events of the past few years have taken a toll on both Black and White Americans’ views of race relations, Black adults’ views continue to lag White adults’. Currently, 10 points separate Black and White adults’ views of race relations — 33% vs. 43%. Each reading is the lowest on record for both racial groups. This gap is identical to last year’s but smaller than in 2018 (14 points).

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Line graph. Black and White Americans’ positive ratings of relations between Black and White people in the U.S. since 2001. Currently, 43% of White U.S. adults and 33% of Black U.S. adults view Black-White relations as very or somewhat good. Each is the lowest recorded since 2001.

Americans’ poor assessment of Black-White relations stands alone in their assessments of relations between other U.S. racial and ethnic groups. Majorities of Americans rate relations between Hispanic and White people, Black and Hispanic people, Asian and White people, and Black and Asian people as good. Full details of these data will be reported in a subsequent story.

Overall U.S. Optimism About Future Black-White Relations Steady

Even as Americans rate Black-White relations negatively today, they continue to be optimistic about the future overall. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. adults currently say a solution to the problem of Black-White relations will eventually be worked out and race relations will not always be a problem, while 40% disagree and say it will always be a problem. The optimistic attitude has been at roughly the same level since 2013, including last year’s 59% reading.

Aside from a brief uptick to 67% shortly after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, the public was less optimistic between 1993 and 2011 than they are now.

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Line graph. Americans’ belief that relations between Black and White people will not always be a problem for the U.S. and will eventually be worked out since 1993. Currently, 57% of Americans think they will eventually be worked out.

Black Americans’ Greater Optimism Vanishes

The generally positive prediction for racial harmony among the public masks a sharp divide in the views of Black and White Americans. Currently, there is a 20-point gap between Black adults (40%) and White adults (60%) that a solution to racial discord in U.S. society is possible. This is the largest gap recorded in Gallup’s three-decade trend, and it is particularly striking given that it comes on the heels of a 10-point uptick in Black Americans’ optimism last year.

For the decade prior to Floyd’s killing, between 42% and 48% of Black Americans were hopeful about the future of race relations, including 44% in 2019. That jumped to 54% in June 2020, the highest on record. Today, it has fallen 14 points.

The surge of optimism among Black Americans expressed last year may have been owed to the nationwide dialogue about racial inequality that came about in the wake of Floyd’s murder and the disproportionate impact of the global pandemic. Yet, as time has passed, Black Americans’ hope that there might be an answer to Black-White racial tensions has faded.

By contrast, White Americans’ optimism has been steady, with about six in 10 most years, including 60% in 2020 and today, saying a solution will be worked out.

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Line graph. Black and White Americans’ belief that relations between Black and White people will eventually be worked out since 1993. Currently, 60% of White and 40% of Black Americans think they will be worked out. This marks a 14-point decrease in the views of Black Americans since last year when optimism had improved by 10 points.

Bottom Line

As the nation continues to grapple with racial equity, Americans rate the state of Black-White relations more negatively now than at any time in over two decades. Overall, however, they believe there is still hope for an eventual solution.

However, just one-third of Black Americans now view race relations positively, and the optimism and hope for a solution to racial discord that existed last year have since dissipated.

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 Biden Blunders

Your costs for Biden’s bloated bureaucracy

Oliver L. North & David Goetsch note pair of huge bills proves the Swamp is back in a big way

“Drain the swamp!” Those three words were more than a mantra for the Trump administration. They were shorthand for reducing the number of nameless, faceless bureaucrats who control the lives of Americans by enforcing a plethora of government regulations without ever standing for election. Now, with President Joe Biden in the White House, the swamp is again overflowing.

OpentheBooks.com recently published the latest appalling figures on the federal government’s “internal” spending. One example: The Biden White House is the most costly in our nation’s history, even though the president has been in office less than a year. His White House employs more than 560 people with an annual payroll of $50 million. In contrast, former President Donald Trump’s White House employed about 400 people with an annual payroll of $40 million.

The trend under Biden is not just up – it’s soaring. The federal government, under Biden, now costs American taxpayers $2.3 million per minute. We warned this would happen during a Biden presidency in our book, “We Didn’t Fight for Socialism: America’s Veterans Speak Up.”

The Democrat-controlled Congress is aiding and abetting the Biden administration’s explosive growth in the size and cost of government – and adding to the inflationary burdens on American taxpayers. Every piece of legislation passed by Congress results in an average of 27 new regulations.

The stupidly called “paid for” $1.2 trillion “infrastructure bill” the president signed last Friday is a bureaucrat’s dream. It’s full of what Bidenites call “social infrastructure.” An exemplar: a program for charging drivers of hydrocarbon-powered vehicles a mileage fee. This devious way of raising “gas taxes” will require an army of bureaucrats to monitor and manage.

All this will get considerably worse for all Americans if the U.S. Senate affirms the nearly $2 trillion Biden “Build Back Better” plan. We need to pray they don’t.

Immigrants who cross the border illegally could and should be held responsible for breaking our laws and returned to their nations of origin. Instead, the Biden administration is covertly moving them to locations all over the United States in the dark of night.

Worse, the American Civil Liberties Union is supporting a lawsuit on behalf of families “separated” while illegally crossing our southern border. Rather than fight this case in federal court, as it should, the Biden Justice Department has devised a novel solution: Settle each case by paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in reparations to each person claiming to have been subjected to the “indignity” of being caught breaking U.S. law. In short, the Biden administration has not only opened our border to those who break our laws by coming here illegally but will financially reward them.

American families enduring record-breaking inflation during this year’s holidays need to know Biden’s bloat need not be permanent. We The People can start draining the swamp again in November 2022. It’s a matter of accepting deferred gratification, praying to the good Lord for our nation and taking positive political action. All good reasons for a Happy Thanksgiving.

 

Ass Hole of the Day

Waukesha DA admitted progressive reforms would mean someone would get killed: ‘It’s guaranteed’

The district attorney facing criticism after the alleged Waukesha Christmas parade crash killer was freed on bond two days before the carnage previously admitted his progressive reforms “guaranteed” killers could be put back on the street.

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, who was elected to the position in 2007, has spent his career supporting cash-bail system reform because he argues it criminalizes poverty.

In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the year he was elected, Chisholm said: “Is there going to be an individual I divert, or I put into treatment program, who’s going to go out and kill somebody?”

“You bet. Guaranteed. It’s guaranteed to happen. It does not invalidate the overall approach.”

Chisholm has long pushed to divert nonviolent offenders away from the prison system with alternate programs, and has spoken previously about reducing the number of incarcerations in Milwaukee County.

He describes himself on his website as a “bold reformer with a track record of keeping our community safe” and has taken credit for inspiring a wave of “progressive prosecutors” across the US.

“Progressive prosecutors in Philadelphia, Boston, St. Louis, and San Francisco have followed in John’s footsteps and designed similar programs,” his website says.

Chisholm has come under fire after admitting on Monday that Darrell Brooks, the man charged with mowing down five people in Waukesha, had been released on an “inappropriately low” bond following an arrest earlier this month.

He vowed to investigate how Brooks was given the $1,000 cash bond despite allegedly running the mother of his child “over with his vehicle” in a Milwaukee gas station parking lot on Nov. 2.

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm
Chisholm describes himself as a “bold reformer with a track record of keeping our community safe.”
Milwaukee County DA Office

“The state’s bail recommendation in this case was inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges and the pending charges against Mr. Brooks,” Chisholm’s office said in a statement.

“The bail recommendation in this case is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime, nor was it consistent with the risk assessment of the defendant prior to setting of bail.

“This office is currently conducting an internal review of the decision to make the recent bail recommendation in this matter in order to determine the appropriate next steps.”

An SUV plows into a crowd of people during a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
The aftermath of the attack into a crowd of people is seen in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
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Chisholm’s decision has renewed calls to give judges more power to set higher bails.

Julius Kim, a defense attorney and former assistant prosecutor, said the bail could easily have been set more than twice as high.

“He was accused of running over the mother of his kid, and to put it at $1,000 strikes me as low,” Kim said. “It could have been an inexperienced attorney who happened to be reviewing cases that day.”

Darrell Brooks
Darrell Brooks allegedly killed five people in his Waukesha attack.
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A broken children's stroller lays on W. Main St. in downtown Waukesha, Wis., after an SUV drove into a parade of Christmas marchers
A broken children’s stroller lays on W. Main St. in downtown Waukesha, Wis., after the attack.
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Some conservatives were quick to jump on the case as an example of a broken legal system.

Republican Rebecca Kleefisch, a former Wisconsin lieutenant governor who is running for governor in 2022, called the killings “yet another avoidable tragedy that occurred because a violent career criminal was allowed to walk free and terrorize our community.”

 

 

 

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Why socialism always fails

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Given the recent resurgence of socialism, especially as it is now being embraced by young Americans, I thought it might be a good time to re-visit my 1995 essay to review why socialism: a) failed in the 20th century, b) is failing in the 21st century (e.g. Venezuela, see photo above), and c) will always fail. And that’s because it’s a flawed system based on completely faulty principles that aren’t consistent with human behavior and can’t nurture the human spirit.

Here’s are some excerpts of my 1995 essay “Why Socialism Failed”:

1. Socialism is the Big Lie of the twentieth century. While it promised prosperity, equality, and security, it delivered poverty, misery, and tyranny. Equality was achieved only in the sense that everyone was equal in his or her misery.

In the same way that a Ponzi scheme or chain letter initially succeeds but eventually collapses, socialism may show early signs of success. But any accomplishments quickly fade as the fundamental deficiencies of central planning emerge. It is the initial illusion of success that gives government intervention its pernicious, seductive appeal. In the long run, socialism has always proven to be a formula for tyranny and misery.

A pyramid scheme is ultimately unsustainable because it is based on faulty principles. Likewise, collectivism is unsustainable in the long run because it is a flawed theory. Socialism does not work because it is not consistent with fundamental principles of human behavior. The failure of socialism in countries around the world can be traced to one critical defect: it is a system that ignores incentives.

In a capitalist economy, incentives are of the utmost importance. Market prices, the profit-and-loss system of accounting, and private property rights provide an efficient, interrelated system of incentives to guide and direct economic behavior. Capitalism is based on the theory that incentives matter!

Under socialism, incentives either play a minimal role or are ignored totally. A centrally planned economy without market prices or profits, where property is owned by the state, is a system without an effective incentive mechanism to direct economic activity. By failing to emphasize incentives, socialism is a theory inconsistent with human nature and is therefore doomed to fail. Socialism is based on the theory that incentives don’t matter!

2. The strength of capitalism can be attributed to an incentive structure based upon the three Ps: (1) prices determined by market forces, (2) a profit-and-loss system of accounting and (3) private property rights. The failure of socialism can be traced to its neglect of these three incentive-enhancing components.

3. By their failure to foster, promote, and nurture the potential of their people through incentive-enhancing institutions, centrally planned economies deprive the human spirit of full development. Socialism fails because it kills and destroys the human spirit–just ask the people leaving Cuba in homemade rafts and boats [and those waiting in long lines today in Venezuela struggling, and often failing, to buy food].

4. The temptress of socialism is constantly luring us with the offer: “give up a little of your freedom and I will give you a little more security.” As the experience of this century has demonstrated, the bargain is tempting but never pays off. We end up losing both our freedom and our security.

Socialism will remain a constant temptation. We must be vigilant in our fight against socialism not only around the globe but also here in the United States.

The failure of socialism inspired a worldwide renaissance of freedom and liberty. For the first time in the history of the world, the day is coming very soon when a majority of the people in the world will live in free societies or societies rapidly moving toward freedom.

Capitalism will play a major role in the global revival of liberty and prosperity because it nurtures the human spirit, inspires human creativity, and promotes the spirit of enterprise. By providing a powerful system of incentives that promote thrift, hard work, and efficiency, capitalism creates wealth.

The main difference between capitalism and socialism is this: Capitalism works.

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Fear Is Deadlier Than Viruses
 
 

One wonders if any world leader would or could say that today. We live in the Age of Fear.

All of my life, I thought love and hate were the two most powerful human emotions.

But owing to recent events, I have changed my mind.

I now understand that for most people, fear is the strongest emotion.

In fact, I’ve come to realize that it is possible to get people to do anything if you instill enough fear in them. Specifically, irrational fear.

Fear of COVID-19, for example, is rational. But media and governments induced irrational fears. That’s why millions of healthy people stayed indoors for a year or more, why a vast number of people wore masks while walking or sitting alone outdoors, and why so many parents did not allow their young children to play with other children for a year or more, even though the COVID-19 mortality rate among children was considerably less than the flu’s mortality rate among children.

All of this was caused by irrational fear. It turns out that fear is not only more powerful than love and hate; in most people it is more powerful than reason. And when it is, it is far more destructive — to the individual and to society — than rational fear.

What is rational fear? When a soldier fears going into battle, that is rational. Soldiers cannot allow fear to control their behavior, but their fear is not irrational. If a mugger points a gun at you, it is rational to feel fear. If you are diagnosed with cancer, it is rational to experience fear.

 
Rational fear is not necessarily a bad thing. It is irrational fear that does the most harm — to yourself, to others and to all of society.
 

The Salem witch trials of the 17th century exemplified irrational fear leading to evil: the killing of women who were believed to be witches.

You would think that the Enlightenment of the 18th century, with its focus on reason and science, would have led to a great lessening of irrational fear.

It hasn’t.

To cite a number of examples, an unknowable (but not small) number of Americans — usually among the best educated — prohibited their parents from seeing their grandchildren, either because the grandparents or the grandchildren were not vaccinated. They did this despite the fact that the number of young people infected with COVID-19 was close to zero and despite the fact that there were extremely few cases of children infecting adults. Sweden kept its schools open for all students under the age of 16 throughout the pandemic, and studies have since confirmed that the risk to Swedish teachers of infection by students was extremely low. Such is the power of irrational fear.

To take another contemporary example, many people have decided not to have children because they fear that a warming planet represents an “existential threat” to life. Now, it is rational to be concerned about climate change, but it is irrational not to have children because of it. And it gets even more irrational. Their parents often support this decision, despite their deep yearning to be grandparents.

Irrational fear is also a major source of hatred. People hate what they fear. It was Germans’ irrational fear of Jews — people who made up under 1% of the German population — that led to the unique evil known as the Holocaust.

Given the awful power of fear, what can you do to be less fearful?

The first thing you must do is determine whether your fears are rational or irrational.

And that can only be accomplished by thoroughly studying the issue — whatever it happens to be: global warming, a pandemic, racism or any other divisive subject.

For example, black people are told to fear white police because white police are racist and want to do them harm. This is largely an irrational fear. It is well-documented that in any given recent year, the number of unarmed black Americans killed by police is under 20 — nearly all of whom posed serious threats to the lives of the policemen who killed them.
 

Another example: Credible scientists and other experts who acknowledge that global warming is taking place, but contend that it is not an existential threat to life, are dismissed as “anti-science” and their views suppressed. Read them, and many of your fears will be allayed. (You might even decide to have children.)

Determining whether your fears are rational or irrational is one of the most important things you will ever do. The quality of your life and the life of your society depend on your making that distinction.

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Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Corruption* 

*Editors Note: This is a new section we have included because we believe that corruption is probably no less than it’s always been but to show it’s part and particle of the Democrap parties way of doing business which ends up costing taxpayers because government contracts and laws more so than not are awarded and given to the Demcrap supporters.

Most and Least Corrupt States

What are the most and least corrupt states, taking all three government branches into account? Although there is always some information lost in aggregation, which is particularly important in the measurement of corruption, it is still an important question. We simply add the median scores of each government branch and calculate the aggregate score of a state. The table below presents the states whose aggregate scores are in the highest (i.e., most corrupt) and lowest (i.e., least corrupt) quartiles. With respect to illegal corruption, Arizona is perceived to be the most corrupt state, followed by a second group of states, which includes California and Kentucky, and third group that includes Alabama, Illinois, and New Jersey. Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, the Dakotas, and Vermont are perceived to be the least corrupt states, followed by a second group of states that includes Michigan and Oregon. Kentucky is not only perceived to be illegally corrupt but also legally corrupt. With respect to legal corruption, Kentucky is the most corrupt state followed by Illinois and Nevada while Massachusetts is the least corrupt state followed Michigan, Oregon, and Vermont. It is all bad news for Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, New Mexico, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania as their aggregate scores are in the highest quartiles of both illegal and legal corruption. Not so bad news for the Dakotas, Idaho, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, Vermont, and Wyoming, which are perceived least corrupt both illegally and legally.

Most and Least Corrupt States
Table of most and least corrupt US states

 Laff of the Day

A woman awakes during the night, and her husband isn’t in bed with her. She goes downstairs to look for him. She finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a glass of whiskey in front of him. He appears to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall.

She watches as he wipes a tear from his eye and takes a sip of his whiskey.

“What’s the matter, dear?” she asks. “Why are you down here at this time of night?”

The husband looks up from his glass, “Do you remember 20 years ago when we were dating, and you were only 16?” he asks solemnly.

“Yes, I do,” she replies.

“Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car making love?”

“Yes, I remember,” says the wife, lowering herself into a chair beside him.

The husband continues, “Do you remember when he shoved the gun in my face and said, ‘Either you marry my daughter, or I’ll send you to jail for 20 years?”

“I remember that, too,” she replies softly.

He wipes another tear from his cheek and says, “I would have gotten out today.”

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Top 20 Self-Made Richest Women in America

The self-made label is an additional fascinating avenue to explore. Forbes defines this category as people who establish a fortune independently, rather than partly or wholly through inheritance.

One of the newest entrants into this mix is Rihanna. She already enjoyed significant success as an entertainer, with her claim to fame being one of the best-selling artists of the 2010s. However, it was her entrepreneurial spirit that put her on the Forbes list in August 2021. Rihanna owns 50% of her cosmetics company, Fenty Beauty. The other half is run by Bernard Arnault, who is among the world’s top billionaires.

Here is the rest of the top 20 self-made richest women in America:

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The Waukesha slaughter and plague of black racism

Exclusive: Scott Lively challenges Christians swept up in the BLM ‘revenge cult’

As a pastor, I have devoted a significant part of my life to fighting racism by promoting racial harmony. In 2008 my wife and I moved into the 70-80% black (20-25% Puerto Rican) inner-city of Springfield, Massachusetts, and bought an abandoned crack house in the heart of one of the worst neighborhoods to live in and restore with our own hands as an example of “redemptive living.” We risked our lives to share the Gospel with people in that neighborhood, where there was a gang shooting on our corner the very day we took possession of the house and where I saw a stabbing one day from our upstairs window.

Together with my black ministry partner and great friend Pastor C.S. Cooley, I founded the Redemption Gate Mission to serve the bottom strata of inner-city society. Our Holy Grounds Coffee House church became the leading model of racial harmony in western Massachusetts. When none of those good works proved sufficient to stop the left from trying to destroy me for opposing the LGBT political agenda, part of my self-defense was running for governor in 2014 as an Independent. My choice for running mate in that race was Shelly Saunders, a black (then) homeless grandmother who now manages Holy Grounds under Pastor Cooley’s supervision.

Why the attacks by the LGBTs? I was, among other things, a co-founder in 2007 with black former football star Ken Hutcherson, of Watchman on the Walls, an international coalition against “gay marriage.” I’ve also served as a short-term pro-family missionary to Africans in both Uganda and Kenya on three occasions, and shared the realization all such missionaries come to about the surprising sweetness of personality that is typical of native Africans untainted by western liberalism.

All this is not self-aggrandizement (because all glory goes to God for any good thing in this former addict/alcoholic) but is simply a front-loaded self-defense to the inevitable charge of “racism” that the left will level against me for writing this article.

 

At every turn the Marxist wormtongues have whispered malicious mischaracterizations in black ears of every police shooting (however necessary or justified they may have been), while spinning enticing revenge fantasies (now fact) of consequence-free retaliation, gilded with the potential of exacting “reparations” payoffs as tribute.

The progression of that campaign to foment and escalate race-war from one cluster of violent rioting to the next scored pay-dirt in 2020. But now it has culminated in perhaps the most horrific race-based hate crime of the modern era in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Sunday. We don’t know all the details, but we know enough to say enough is enough and to start holding the liars and agitators accountable for their incitement to mayhem and murder.

But it’s also time to hold the black racists accountable for what they have allowed themselves to become, while remembering that the defense of entrapment (both legally and morally) is only available to those who were not already inclined to do the crimes they stand charged with.

I know the black community well enough to say that a huge percentage are Christians, but a shamefully large number of these fellow believers have been swept up in the Black Lives Matter revenge cult. As I have said all along, black lives matter very much, but the movement called “Black Lives Matter,” launched by two openly Marxist lesbians, exists solely to wage race war in furtherance of the Marxist assault on Judeo-Christian civilization. Christians should have nothing to do with it! “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather expose them,” writes Paul in Ephesians 5:11.

I have nothing to say to the genuine Marxists whose reprobate minds literally cannot perceive truth. I will pray for their redemption while working to purge them from all seats of power and influence in the culture.

But to black Christians I say stop picking the scabs of past racial injustice and let the wounds heal. Step up to your responsibility. YOU should be the main advocates for a color blind society because that is what Jesus advocates. If enough of you do so, loudly enough, perhaps you can end this plague of black racism sweeping through our nation. They’re certainly not going to accept it from a white guy.

What The MSM Doesn’t Want You To Know

After Saying Things Could Be Worse, Biden Flees the Lectern

 
After Saying Things Could Be Worse, Biden Flees the Lectern

Speaking from the fake White House set in the Eisenhower Office Building Tuesday afternoon, President Joe Biden told Americans that while energy prices are high, gas prices have been expensive before. 

 

Proving again there’s pain at the pump, Biden then touted the transition to alternative forms of energy, which is making heating prices exponentially unaffordable for American families this winter. 

After telling reporters he was headed to a food bank, omitting he’s also on his way to Nantucket for the long Thanksgiving weekend, Biden fled the room. Reporters expressed frustration, with one yelling, “When will you answer our questions?” 

On Tuesday morning, Biden announced he would tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for 50 million barrels, which equates to approximately three days of American consumption. The White House claims the move will lower gas prices. 

 
“Today, the President is announcing that the Department of Energy will make available releases of 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower prices for Americans and address the mismatch between demand exiting the pandemic and supply,” the White House released in a stateme
 
 

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After Saying Things Could Be Worse, Biden Flees the Lectern

 

Proving again there’s pain at the pump, Biden then touted the transition to alternative forms of energy, which is making heating prices exponentially unaffordable for American families this winter. 

After telling reporters he was headed to a food bank, omitting he’s also on his way to Nantucket for the long Thanksgiving weekend, Biden fled the room. Reporters expressed frustration, with one yelling, “When will you answer our questions?” 

On Tuesday morning, Biden announced he would tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for 50 million barrels, which equates to approximately three days of American consumption. The White House claims the move will lower gas prices. 

 “Today, the President is announcing that the Department of Energy will make available releases of 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower prices for Americans and address the mismatch between demand exiting the pandemic and supply,” the White House released in a statement. 
 

Ass Hole of the Day

Biden’s Energy Secretary Has No Idea How Much Oil Americans Need

Biden’s Energy Secretary Has No Idea How Much Oil Americans Need
 

The answer is 18 million barrels, which exposes President Biden’s move to release 50 million barrels from the  Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a futile, political move. 

In recent weeks Granholm laughed off riding energy prices and admitted during remarks this week that the United States is in the middle of a “transition” away from oil and gas, which is causing pain at the pump. 

 
 
 

 Media

Biden’s FCC Nominee: Fox News Is State Media…and Must Be Regulated to Death

 
We have Americans still trapped in Afghanistan, rising inflation, lackluster jobs growth, an immigration fiasco, and are still awaiting the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial—so you can see how this story fell below the radar. If you’re in conservative media, pay attention because Joe Biden’s nominee for FCC commissioner has been quite vocal about regulating us to death. The wolf is about to enter the hen house—and even some conservative outlets are supporting this effort. Why? Two words: Fox News. 
 

One America News Network has been vocal about their support for this nominee. Hill sources told Townhall that Newsmax might be onboard, as they see this woman as one who could deliver a death blow to their number one competitor. Allow me to introduce you to Gigi Sohn—and her left-wing bias is widely documented (via WSJ): 

Ms. Sohn founded the leftwing group Public Knowledge that has long sought more government control of the internet and media. She was a counselor to Obama FCC Chair Tom Wheeler and was a driving force behind the “net neutrality” regulation that classified broadband providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934.

The Wheeler rule banned broadband carriers from charging heavy-bandwidth consuming websites like Netflix and Facebook more to carry their content. The enormous regulatory uncertainty caused broadband investment to decline, though it picked up after the Trump FCC scrapped the rule. Ms. Sohn supports making the Wheeler rule even more burdensome.

“I’m not advocating for just reinstating the old rules,” Ms. Sohn told the media site CNET last year. “We need to push for FCC authority to adopt policy to handle issues like zero-rating and data caps.” Progressives want the government to regulate broadband rates like electricity prices, and Ms. Sohn’s musings suggest she’d be on board.

She’s also hinted at deploying the agency’s regulatory power to censor conservative media and revive a version of its mooted fairness doctrine. “For all my concerns about #Facebook, I believe that Fox News has had the most negative impact on our democracy,” she tweeted in October 2020. “It’s state-sponsored propaganda, with few if any opposing viewpoints.”

Ms. Sohn seems to believe that the state is endorsing conservative speech by allowing cable companies to carry it. She also has suggested using the FCC’s power over broadcast licenses to censor conservative outlets. After Tribune Broadcasting abandoned its merger with the conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2018, she declared “Today is a good day for every American who believes that diversity of voices in the media is better for our democracy” and urged the FCC to “look at whether Sinclair is qualified to be a broadcast licensee at all.”

She could also use the agency’s power to block mergers that expand conservative media’s reach. Left-wing activists have petitioned the FCC to block the sale of a Spanish-language radio station in Miami to the conservative-leaning América CV Network, which Democratic Congress Members suggested in a letter to the agency wasn’t operating in the “public interest” and might have propagated election misinformation.

The FCC is currently split 2-2, and if Ms. Sohn is confirmed, Democrats will move quickly on the progressive agenda.

Yet, you can see the end game here, whereas OANN and others can’t. She won’t just stop with Fox News if given the chance. Once she’s done gutting them—she’ll come after them. This is a warning shot to all conservative outlets. This woman is about to lead a raid the likes of which most cannot recover. It’s the state crushing opinion it doesn’t like. It’s the Democrat-media complex doing wet work—and it will be brutally applied. 

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Crime

 

Car-Ramming Attack in Waukesha Brought to You by the Democratic Party

There has been a very quiet experiment happening in America since 2016. The experiment was launched by billionaire radical George Soros and includes “reforming” the U.S. justice system.

The “reform” is total — a top-to-bottom revolution that represents both the best and the worst of liberal democracy. Arguing that there is inherent injustice and bias against people of some colors in the legal system, Soros poured money into local prosecutors’ races, radicalizing district attorney offices in Philadelphia, St. Louis, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and several other cities.

The results were astonishing — and predictable. The radical Soros-backed prosecutors nearly ended the bail system, lightened sentences for every crime, and saw incarceration as something evil, not as something necessary for the safety of society.

Today, U.S. cities are bearing the fruit of those efforts in increasing murder rates and other violent crimes. While proponents of criminal justice reform swear that destroying the bail system doesn’t mean that violent criminals would be free to commit other crimes, the evidence points to exactly the opposite effect. Prosecutors and judges can’t be sure that the criminals they are allowing to walk the streets or show leniency toward won’t continue to hurt people. Nor can they be certain that a criminal given a no-bail release will show up in court to be tried and sent to prison.

Case in point: Darrell Brooks, the man who police say was “fleeing a knife fight” and ended up crashing through barriers and running over 53 people with five of them dying at a parade in Waukesha, Wisc.

This was a crime brought to you by Democrats. These are Democratic Party policies, supported by Wisconsin courts, that allowed Brooks the freedom to kill. Brooks has battery charges and firearms offenses dating back to 1999. And because he claimed he was “indigent,” the judges in two cases — including the attempted murder of his girlfriend — allowed him to walk out of jail after posting $500 bail for one crime and $1,000 for another.

Brooks was also the subject of an active warrant in Nevada after violating Nevada’s sex crimes laws in 2016. Despite being arrested several times in Wisconsin, he was never turned over to Nevada authorities.

Fox News:

“We don’t have ‘held without bail’ in Wisconsin, but we will expect to be asking for high cash bail, significant cash bail so that for all intents and purposes, they don’t have the ability to post it because it’s so much money,” Opper told Fox News Digital on Monday.

The office of her Milwaukee counterpart, District Attorney John Chisholm, said earlier in the day that it opened an investigation into its own bail recommendation in Brooks’ most recent case and that he should not have been allowed to go free on just $1,000 earlier this month. But his office recommended the sum and the court set it as such, records show.

“The state’s bail recommendation in this case was inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges and the pending charges against Mr. Brooks,” Chisholm’s office said in a statement. “The bail recommendation in this case is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime.”

The problem, as Democrats see it, is that there are too many black people who can’t make bail and end up going to prison.

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We must balance ensuring that people aren’t needlessly in jail on bails that they can’t pay while ensuring that bail is set high enough to keep potentially dangerous people locked up.

Cash bail favors the rich, who can pay it and go home, while poorer people are frequently forced to remain in jail while they await trial,” Seema Jayachandran, an economics professor at Northwestern University, argued in The New York Times.

That’s the kind of sophistry that passes for “debate” on the left. We have to make sure that potentially non-violent offenders go free while only those criminals who are a threat are locked up? What kind of a perfect world does that sort of system exist in?

George Soros and his “Open Society” group, which funds these radical DA races, believe in unicorns and fairy godmothers. And now, with their allies in the Democratic Party supplying a patina of rationality to an irrational movement, we’re seeing the results of believing that criminals aren’t really criminals. In the eyes of the left, these criminals are victims of a racist society so that many times their actions may break the law but are justified on that basis.

Until Democrats are forced to pay for their support of this nonsense, it will almost certainly continue.

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The Tytler Cycle

One of the first mentions of the Tytler Cycle is from a 1951 edition of the Daily Oklahoman.

Two centuries ago, a somewhat obscure Scotsman named Tytler made this profound observation: “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy”.

Read this block commonly attributed to Tytler:

A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.

The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.

Tytler is famous for The Tytler Cycle which shows the pattern that democracies tend to follow from start to demise to rebirth and repeat.

One More Thing

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Prosecutor’s Office Makes Big Admission About Suspected Waukesha Mass Murderer

As RedState reported last night, a man named Darrell Brooks has been arrested for ramming his SUV into a parade in Waukesha, WI. At least five people are dead with dozens of others hospitalized, some in serious condition.

Now, the prosecutor’s office is trying to cover their tails, admitting that Brooks never should have been set free.

So those the people who let this man go are now investigating themselves over the policy they themselves set. Does that sound insane to anyone else? Where are the resignations? Because they should be immediate. For his part, Chisholm, as shown by his own public statements, is a radical leftist who has sought to institute “criminal justice reform” via “bail reform.” While perhaps noble in theory, the push has led to many violent criminals being released onto the streets that had no business not being in jail.

That kind of stupidity by these activist prosecutors is unforgivable, even more so now that we have five dead people to show for it. If someone wants to reform the justice system, they should propose solutions that don’t further endanger public safety and benefit career criminals. But to just stop enforcing the law while letting dangerous people back onto the street is not reform — it’s short-sighted idiocy.

 

That won’t happen, though, because no one is going to be held accountable. This prosecutor will investigate himself and find that he did nothing wrong. By the end of the week, the story will have disappeared completely. Meanwhile, the far-left will keep pushing incredibly damaging “reform” policies without a second thought. Nothing matters to them but the political narrative.

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Corruption* 

*Editors Note: This is a new section we have included because we believe that corruption is probably no less than it’s always been but to show it’s part and particle of the Democrap parties way of doing business which ends up costing taxpayers because government contracts and laws more so than not are awarded and given to the Demcrap supporters.

Chicago Is Once Again The Most Corrupt City In The US, According To New Study

The year 2019 “was a highly explosive year, during which some of the most important political corruption in the history of Chicago and Illinois was exposed,” the report states.

CHICAGO — Oops, Chicago did it again.

Chicago continues to be the most corrupt city in the United States, and Illinois is the third-most corrupt state, according to a new report by University of Illinois at Chicago professor and former Ald. Dick Simpson.

The report is based on an analysis of 2019 public corruption statistics published by the U.S. Department of Justice. The feds recorded 26 total corruption convictions in the Chicago-based Northern District, and an additional six were recorded across the state in 2019, according to WTTW.

“The statistics do not completely reflect it, but 2019 was a highly explosive year, during which some of the most important political corruption in the history of Chicago and Illinois was exposed,” Simpson and co-authors Marco Rosaire Rossi and Thomas J. Gradel wrote.

Because of pending cases, the authors said the Department of Justice’s public corruption conviction statistics for 2019 did “not come close to capturing the significance of that year’s corruption events.” 

“Bombshell corruption news reports that year dethroned the city’s most powerful alderman, upset Chicago’s mayoral election campaign, torpedoed the most powerful and well-known candidate, and threatened the political existence of Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives and Chairman of the State Democratic Party, Michael Madigan,” the report states.

In January 2019, the FBI filed a federal complaint charging longtime Ald. Ed Burke (14th) and then-chairman of the powerful Finance Committee with attempted extortion.

Later that month, the Sun-Times revealed then-Ald. Danny Solis (25th), chairman of powerful Committee on Zoning, wore a wire for the feds, recording Burke over a two-year period. He was pressured to do so after he was confront by the feds about his own alleged wrongdoing. The feds alleged Solis received sex acts at massage parlors, the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra and campaign contributions in exchange for ushering deals through City Council.

Then, the Sun-Times received a federal affidavit showing the FBI secretly recorded then-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan trying to get business for his law firm from a developer brought to him by Ald. Solis. Madigan has not been charged and he has said he is not under investigation, according to the report.

In March 2019, Alaina Hampton filed a federal sexual harassment lawsuit against the
Democratic Party of Illinois, the Democratic Majority, the 13th Ward
Democratic Organization, and Friends of Michael J. Madigan, according to the report. She accused Kevin Quinn, a Madigan aide and brother of Ald. Marty Quinn (13th) of sending her “a barrage of unwanted messages and phone calls in pursuit of a romantic and sexual relationship,” the corruption report states. She settled the suit in November 2019, and Quinn was fired by Madigan.

In May 2019, the feds raided City Club’s offices, seeking documents related to ComEd, according to WBEZ.

“Much more of the Madigan-ComEd scheme would unfold in 2020,” the report states.

Madigan resigned from his house seat on Thursday and resigned as chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party on Monday.

In May 2019, then-Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) was arrested on felony charges of insurance fraud and obstruction of justice. He was jailed this year after being charged with drunken driving, which violated his bond.

In June 2019, the feds raided Ald. Carrie Austin’s 34th Ward office.

Also that month, former Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) was sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges.

The Department of Justice’s data contains statistics from 1976 through the end of 2019. During that time period, Chicago had a total of 1,770 public corruption convictions or an average of 41 per year. 

By comparison, Los Angeles has seen 1,588 cases, while the New York City borough of Manhattan saw 1,361.

 Laff of the Day

Q: What do Eskimos get from sitting on the ice too long?

A: Polarrhoids! 

Infographic of the Day

The World’s 25 Largest Lakes, Side by Side

 
The World's 25 Largest Lakes, Side by Side

The World’s 25 Largest Lakes, Side by Side

In many parts of the world, you don’t have to look very far to find a lake.

According to satellite data, there are roughly 100 million lakes larger than one hectare (2.47 acres) to be found globally. The largest lakes, which rival the size of entire nations, are more of a rarity.

One might expect the world’s largest lakes to be very alike, but from depth to saline content, their properties can be quite different. As well, the ranking of the world’s largest lakes is far from static, as human activity can turn a massive body of water into a desert within a single generation.

Today’s graphic – created using the fantastic online tool, Slap It On A Map! – uses the Great Lakes region as a point of comparison for the largest 25 lakes, by area. This is particularly useful in comparing the scale of lakes that are located in disparate parts of the globe.

The Greatest Lakes

The largest lake in the world by a long shot is the Caspian Sea – a name that hints at a past when it was contiguous with the ocean around 11 million years ago. This massive saline lake, which is nearly the same size as Japan, borders five countries: Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Iran. An estimated 48 billion barrels of oil lay beneath the surface of the basin.

The five Great Lakes, which run along the Canada–U.S. border, form one of the largest collections of fresh water on Earth. This interconnected series of lakes represents around 20% of the world’s fresh water and the region supports over 100 million people, roughly equal to one-third of the Canada–U.S. population.

Amazingly, a single lake holds as much fresh water as all the Great Lakes combined – Lake Baikal. This rift lake in Siberia has a maximum depth of 5,371ft (1,637m). For comparison, the largest of the Great Lakes (Lake Superior) is only 25% as deep, with a maximum depth of 1,333ft (406m). Lake Baikal is unique in a number of other ways too. It is the world’s oldest, coldest lake, and around 80% of its animal species are endemic (not found anywhere else).

Here’s a full run-down of the top 25 lakes by area:

Rank Lake Name Surface Area Type Countries on shoreline
1 Caspian Sea 143,000 sq mi
(371,000km²)
Saline 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan
🇷🇺 Russia
🇹🇲 Turkmenistan
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
🇮🇷 Iran
2 Superior 31,700 sq mi
(82,100km²)
Freshwater 🇨🇦 Canada
🇺🇸 U.S.
3 Victoria 26,590 sq mi
(68,870km²)
Freshwater 🇺🇬 Uganda
🇰🇪 Kenya
🇹🇿 Tanzania
4 Huron 23,000 sq mi
(59,600km²)
Freshwater 🇨🇦 Canada
🇺🇸 U.S.
5 Michigan 22,000 sq mi
(58,000km²)
Freshwater 🇺🇸 U.S.
6 Tanganyika 12,600 sq mi
(32,600km²)
Freshwater 🇧🇮 Burundi
🇹🇿 Tanzania
🇿🇲 Zambia
🇨🇩 D.R.C.
7 Baikal 12,200 sq mi
(31,500km²)
Freshwater 🇷🇺 Russia
8 Great Bear Lake 12,000 sq mi
(31,000km²)
Freshwater 🇨🇦 Canada
9 Malawi 11,400 sq mi
(29,500km²)
Freshwater 🇲🇼 Malawi
🇲🇿 Mozambique
🇹🇿 Tanzania
10 Great Slave Lake 10,000 sq mi
(27,000km²)
Freshwater 🇨🇦 Canada
11 Erie 9,900 sq mi
(25,700km²)
Freshwater 🇨🇦 Canada
🇺🇸 U.S.
12 Winnipeg 9,465 sq mi
(24,514km²)
Freshwater 🇨🇦 Canada
13 Ontario 7,320 sq mi
(18,960km²)
Freshwater 🇨🇦 Canada
🇺🇸 U.S.
14 Ladoga 7,000 sq mi
(18,130km²)
Freshwater 🇷🇺 Russia
15 Balkhash 6,300 sq mi
(16,400km²)
Saline 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan
16 Vostok 4,800 sq mi
(12,500km²)
Freshwater 🇦🇶 Antarctica
17 Onega 3,700 sq mi
(9,700km²)
Freshwater 🇷🇺 Russia
18 Titicaca 3,232 sq mi
(8,372km²)
Freshwater 🇧🇴 Bolivia
🇵🇪 Peru
19 Nicaragua 3,191 sq mi
(8,264km²)
Freshwater 🇳🇮 Nicaragua
20 Athabasca 3,030 sq mi
(7,850km²)
Freshwater 🇨🇦 Canada
21 Taymyr 2,700 sq mi
(6,990km²)
Freshwater 🇷🇺 Russia
22 Turkana 2,473 sq mi
(6,405km²)
Saline 🇰🇪 Kenya
🇪🇹 Ethiopia
23 Reindeer Lake 2,440 sq mi
(6,330km²)
Freshwater 🇨🇦 Canada
24 Issyk-Kul 2,400 sq mi
(6,200km²)
Saline 🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan
25 Urmia 2,317 sq mi
(6,001km²)
Saline 🇮🇷 Iran

 

What The MSM Doesn’t Want You To Know

Nice Infrastructure Bill You Have There, Joe — Too Bad It Might Have Destroyed Your Presidency

AP Photo/Evan Vucci

While Washington Democrats are busy patting themselves on the back for spending another $1.2 trillion we don’t have on an infrastructure bill that mostly isn’t infrastructure, the question they need to ask themselves is: Did they just destroy whatever is left of the Biden Administration?

This is why Americans hate politics so much.

Well, one of many reasons.

New York magazine’s execrable Jonathan Chait described the situation between the CPC and everyone else back in August like so:

Historically, most partisan bills are shaped by the preferences of the members of Congress closest to the middle, and their colleagues on the political extreme simply have to go along with it. … This time, the left has real power. Progressives can credibly threaten to sink a priority that moderates care about more than they do.

Chait even called holding the infrastructure bill hostage “AOC’s time to shine.”

The big bill was crafted in large part — and I do mean large — by Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont Oblast) as a $5 trillion behemoth that would mark the single biggest expansion of the welfare and regulatory state since LBJ’s “Great” Society.

 

The smaller bill had already passed the Senate, but CPC members would vote against it if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-The Plastic Surgery Offices of Dr. Leonard Gray) brought it up for a vote before the Senate passed the Sanders bill.

The Sanders bill would have to pass via reconciliation to avoid the filibuster, no less, because not a single Republican — not even Mitt Romney (D-Sheep’s Clothing) — would vote for the monstrosity.

And while you might be shocked, shocked to learn that a Chait-endorsed stratagem went down in flames, that’s exactly what happened.

With the massive bill stalled (at least for now) by Senator Joe Manchin (D-Still?) and his refusal to countenance its destruction of West Virginia’s energy economy, Pelosi’s hand was forced.

Presidentish Joe Biden just had another very bad week, including reports of prolonged and unmistakable flatulence in front of Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles — “The relationship isn’t that special, dear” — and desperately needed a win to shore up his cratering poll numbers.

Pelosi is probably the sharpest arm-wringer and vote-counter since LBJ ran the Senate, so she held the vote on the little bill Friday night confident of its passage. Sure enough, it passed, even though a half-dozen CPC congresscritters like AOC voted “No” as they’d threatened.

 
There’s just one problem for Democrats, and it’s the one they spent all weekend ignoring while they did their victory laps over the infrastructure bill: The CPC released their hostage, so now how are they going to collect their multitrillion-dollar ransom?
 

Actually, there’s a second problem, and I saved it for this moment because it’s fun to bury the lede: The monster bill also contained most of Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda.

You know, the stuff he ran on?

Whatever leverage the House side had over Manchin — and that other Democrat holdout, Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema — is basically gone now that the infrastructure bill is ready for Biden’s signature.

Manchin wanted (and got) the infrastructure bill. He doesn’t want the bigger bill, even after his fellow Senate Dems trimmed it down (not really*) to a “measly” $1.8 trillion.

Democrats leaned hard on Manchin, figuring that between him and Sinema, Manchin would be the first one to fold. Then they could go to work on Sinema as the lone holdout threatening to destroy Biden’s presidency.

Instead, House Democrats might just have done the job themselves.

When the Greek king Pyrrhus of Epirus was at war with the Roman Republic, his forces won a famous victory over Rome at the Battle of Asculum. But his army suffered losses that, in the long run, they couldn’t afford to replace. Pyrrhus is supposed to have said, “If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined.”

 

I daresay that the Democrats can’t afford any more victories like that.

It’s a good thing, too, since America can’t afford Democrats.

 

 Poll results of the Day

Poll Ranks ‘Goal-getters’ Top 40 ‘Everyday Goals’ – Including Being More Positive About Life and Cutting Screen Time

 
 

Do you find yourself complaining too much or spending too much time glued to your devices? If so, you are not alone.

A new survey of 2,000 adults in Britain revealed the top 40 ‘everyday goals’ toward which people are striving.

With Brits often having a reputation for being unfriendly, 23 percent of those polled set themselves the daily goal of being nice to other people, and one in five want to be kinder to their partners.

Not surprisingly though, three of the top five goals are related to health: Drinking more water, eating better, and going for more walks. 19 percent chose cutting down on the weekly booze, as well.

Despite setting such aspirations, only 10 percent achieve the goals on any each day. And, 37 percent acknowledged they gave up on their goals.

The survey by OnePoll, sponsored by protein snack brand Jack Link’s, also found 24 percent intend to follow a healthier diet.

Wellbeing expert and coach, Miriam Akhtar, suggests there are many advantages to setting small targets to aim for every day.

“People set daily tasks in an attempt to make the most out of every day and feel like they’re making progress with their lives.”

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“As winter is looming, achieving these tasks can feel more tricky than normal as the urge to hibernate grows, but we need to cut ourselves some slack after the tough year we’ve had and aim for progress rather than perfection.

“You could try “gamifying” the tasks on your list, treating them like a video game, striving for a new high score and achieving a personal best on any given day or week.

“It is important to make sure your tasks are manageable, so that you get a sense of satisfaction from achieving the everyday tasks.”

Other small goals Brits try and tick off on a daily basis include going a whole day without eating cake (15 percent), folding clothes properly instead of shoving them in drawers (21 percent) and going to bed earlier (35 percent).

Many are also setting fitness-related goals such as going to the gym (17 percent), heading outside for a long walk (37 percent), or even trying to take part in a team sport (10 percent).

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Respondents estimated they achieve less than half of their goals each day—and for one-third of these folks, this comes as a result of setting the bar too high—but 83 percent believe it’s still important to set goals on a daily basis.

Six in 10 of those polled use food as a reward if they manage to stay on target.

BRITS’ TOP 40 EVERYDAY GOALS:

1. Drink more water
2. Eat healthier
3. Save money in general
4. Clean the house
5. Go for a long walk
6. Don’t buy unnecessary things you don’t need
7. Be more positive
8. Go to bed early
9. Any form of household chore
10. Be more organised with in general life
11. Cook a healthy meal instead of getting a takeaway
12. Strip the bedding and wash it
13. Wake up earlier
14. Moan less
15. Follow a diet
16. Empty the bin as soon as it’s full instead of cramming more into it
17. Be nicer to people
18. Take the stairs instead of the lift
19. Read a certain amount of a book
20. Fold clothes properly and put them away instead of shoving them in drawers
21. Finish work on time
22. Spend less time on social media
23. Don’t go on your phone as much
24. Be more polite/ nicer to people
25. Be nicer to your other half
26. Don’t get a takeaway
27. Don’t drink alcohol
28. Go for a walk outdoors during work hours
29. Stop scrolling on your phone after a certain time
30. Complete a sudoku / crossword / puzzle of some kind
31. Go for a run
32. Go to the gym
33. Spend more time with the kids/dog/cat
34. Dress a bit smarter (instead of opting for comfort)
35. Drink less coffee
36. Go a whole day without eating some cake
37. Don’t snooze your alarm
38. Take public transport instead of driving
39. Drink more green tea
40. Iron your clothes for work

Jack Link’s are giving Brits a chance to win a month’s supply of beef jerky to help power through their goals, by entering a competition on its Instagram page, @JackLinksUK.

 Video of the Day

 

 Biden Blunders

That ‘Joe Biden Scraps Press Conference’ Story Just Got a Whole Lot Worse

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

We reported Wednesday on the embarrassing story of how President Joe Biden’s handlers had scrapped a so-called “Three Amigos” press conference that had been scheduled to take place today between him, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador after meetings in Washington, D.C.

“I mean, I would — I guess I would just press for having a press conference. And I guess I would wonder, if Jen said that this was going to happen, if there’s longstanding precedent of this happening, and the most recent data point is yesterday where you guys had to clean up not only this Olympic comment but his comment on the timing for the Fed and his Taiwan comment, is the worry that you don’t want the President taking questions? And if not, I think the best way to satisfy that would be to have the President out there tomorrow.”

In other words, in the span of 24 hours on Tuesday, Biden made three separate and distinct blunders that his staffers had to scramble to clean up after the fact. As a result, the traditional, scheduled Thursday presser with world leaders was canceled, presumably to avoid repeat performances.

In response, Meagher twice emphasized with Sink that though Biden wouldn’t be holding that formal presser that Jen Psaki originally told everyone last week would take place today that Biden would instead be taking part in “pool sprays,” which as we’ve seen in the past often consist of Biden pretending not to hear a randomly shouted question from a reporter as he walks out of the room guided by a handler.

And in a report she filed, Watson noted that Biden bailing on the scheduled presser would mean he would get to avoid some potentially uncomfortable questions about the border crisis and his handling of it:

Without a press conference Thursday, Mr. Biden will not be forced to answer questions about his decision to continue with Title 42, a controversial public health policy used at the Mexican border to rapidly expel migrants based on concerns about COVID-19. Mr. Biden has been roundly criticized by progressives and immigration advocates for continuing to rely on it to try to keep the numbers at the border down. A U.S. District Court judge in Texas has also determined the Biden administration improperly ended the “Remain in Mexico Policy.”

I originally called the cancelation of the presser “pathetic” yesterday but I think “utterly shameful” is the more appropriate way to describe it now seeing that another world leader who is visiting will be doing what Biden should be in taking questions from the press in a formal setting regarding what was discussed in his meeting with POTUS.

 

This is reminiscent of the cringe-inducing moment from a public appearance Biden made at the White House with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in September where Johnson actually took questions from UK reporters and Biden’s handlers proceeded to cut Johnson off so the American press wouldn’t get the idea they could ask Biden some questions, too. When asked about the awkward moment later during a press briefing, Psaki actually had the nerve to blame Johnson and his staff for not “alerting” the White House that that’s what he was going to do.

And in a similar incident a few days later, Biden actually urged India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to take questions from the American press because, in Biden’s words, the Indian press were “much better behaved” and the American press “won’t ask any questions on point.”

Have I mentioned that none of this is normal? If not, let me do so now. None of this is normal.

As I said yesterday, we are at a time when this country especially needs a confident leader who can at the very least give off the appearance of being coherent, capable, and in control of his own thoughts when he appears before the cameras. But Biden just can’t do it, and the repeated intervention from his handlers to rescue him just underscores the point.

 

Asshole of the Day

Axios to Rashida Tlaib: Did you seriously propose a bill to empty all federal prisons?

I say this not to be mean, in the spirit of gratuitous partisan nastiness. I say it because it’s true: She’s the dumbest member of Congress.

 

After all, this isn’t the first time she’s struggled to defend her policy positions from the most elementary objections by reporters.

 

Is Swan’s characterization fair? Would the BREATHE Act really shut down federal prisons (over 10 years)? Sure looks that way:I

Even human traffickers, Swan asks her? Well, no, maybe not them, says Tlaib.

Did she read her own bill?

The best one can do to spin this legislation to make it slightly more innocuous is to say that it’s a messaging bill, not something she expects would ever pass. It’s just a place for her and Pressley to plant their ideological flag. This is the direction they believe their party should be moving in, towards rehabilitation for some offenders rather than incarceration.

Case in point:

 

Tlaib’s not dumb about her own electoral niche, though. As one of the furthest left members of Congress, she taps into the same national progressive small-donor machine that powered Bernie Sanders through two presidential runs. In 2018, she pulled an upset in the Democratic primary in her district by pulling a narrow plurality of the vote to defeat Brenda Jones, the head of Detroit’s City Council. “Tlaib won thanks to her strong fundraising, which helped her air broadcast TV ads when no other candidates did,” FiveThirtyEight noted in a piece about the Squad today. Jones challenged Tlaib again in 2020 and seemed formidable as a well-known African-American politician running in a majority African-American district. But it was no contest: Tlaib raised $4 million, well above the $2.6 million average of Democratic House members, and crushed Jones by a two-to-one margin. Jones raised a little less than $300,000 by comparison.

 

PATRIOT of the DAY

They won’t be airing this game in China: NBA player hits LeBron with message mocking his Chinese ties

 
Boston Celtics center Enes Kantor has gained the respect of millions of Americans for speaking out against China’s sickening human rights abuses. He has bucked the growing pressure on Hollywood, the NBA, and other industries to toe the Chinese Communist Party’s line in exchange for access to the 1.4 billion-person market.
 

The Turkish-American basketball star sent a powerful message to LeBron James, who openly covers for the Beijing regime, during his team’s Friday night win against the Los Angeles Lakers at Boston’s TD Garden.

Kantor wore a pair of shoes painted with images intended to humiliate the four-time NBA champion. One shows “King James” bowing before Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is shown placing a crown on the star player’s head. Behind James are bags of cash.

 
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Questioned by a reporter about his opponent’s shoes after the game, a very unamused LeBron James replied, “I think if you know me, you know I don’t give too many people my energy. He’s definitely not someone I would give my energy to. He’s trying to use my name to create an opportunity for himself. I definitely won’t comment too much on that.”

“He’s always had a word or two to say in my direction, and as a man, if you’ve got an issue with somebody, you really come up to him. He had his opportunity tonight. I seen him in the hallway, and he walked right by me.”

James may be the greatest player in the NBA today, but in terms of courage and integrity, Kantor stands head and shoulders above him.

When Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted his support for the Hong Kong protesters in October 2019, James’ spinelessness was on full display. He told reporters: “I don’t want to get into a … feud with Daryl Morey but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand and he spoke.”

Enes Kantor may lose his career over his criticism of the Chinese regime. The Daily Caller’s sports editor, David Hookstead, explains in the clip below that Kantor went from playing 24 minutes per game last season to just six minutes per game this season. This is not a coincidence, he explains to viewers.

“He will probably never play in the NBA again after this season,” Hookstead said. “Because of what he said about China, Nike, and the relationship with the communist dictatorship. And that’s true courage.”

At any rate, it’s fair to say that these shoes won’t be getting a close-up in China.

 Media

There’s Been Continual Media Dishonesty in the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

 
There's Been Continual Media Dishonesty in the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

This past Thursday, YouGov released a poll showing that 76% of Democrats thought Kyle Rittenhouse was guilty of homicide. Only 5% believed that he was not guilty.

 

Similarly, 69% of blacks thought he was guilty, and only 6% felt that he wasn’t.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, wrote on Twitter that the verdict is a “heartbreaking miscarriage of justice and sets a dangerous precedent which justifies federal review by DOJ.” President Biden, who famously called Rittenhouse a white supremacist, also expressed Democrats’ anger: “While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken.”

By contrast, 65% of Republicans didn’t think that he was guilty.

I closely listened to the trial and consistently saw the prosecution’s witnesses make the clear case that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense. I have a hard time understanding how anyone could think that he was guilty of going to Kenosha to purposefully murder people.

Unfortunately, the polarization over the Kyle Rittenhouse trial is pretty easy to explain.

 

Others went much farther. On MSNBC, Rutgers Professor Brittney Cooper claimed: “Today what we were told was that white self-defense trumps everybody else’s sense of safety and protection. Even when white folks are carrying the gun and they are under no threat at all. As Kyle Rittenhouse admitted himself, he was not threatened. He didn’t think that there was a threat. He came there to intimidate, and he was allowed to do so.”

Of course, Rittenhouse said no such thing. He clearly said how he was threatened and in fear of his life. He never even remotely implied that he came there to intimidate anyone. But the other guest on MSNBC agreed with Cooper, and the host never contradicted her.

On CNN, Van Jones warned of “white vigilante violence … there is a group of people that thinks they have the right to take the law into their own hand.” 

Those were all claims made after the trial.

On MSNBC during the trial, Joe Scarborough falsely claimed that Rittenhouse fired 60 shots, or Joy Reid claimed Rittenhouse drove four hours with his AR-15 to get to Kenosha. Of course, Rittenhouse’s apartment in Antioch, Illinois, is only 21 miles from Kenosha. The AR-15 wasn’t Rittenhouse’s, but a friend’s who lives in Kenosha. Never mentioned in the media, Rittenhouse’s father and grandparents live in Kenosha, and he spent much of his time there.

Not only were the “protests” actually violent riots, but there was also something that the mainstream media did not want Americans to know. The part of the Kenosha that Kyle Rittenhouse was protecting was “the poor, multi-racial commercial district, full of small, underinsured cell phone shops and car lots.” Is that where “white supremacists” go to help people? 

How do we know that the media knew that? A former reporter for the New York Times, Nellie Bowles, put up a post at Substack that discussed the bias in reporting on the riots. Bowles writes the paper sent her to report on the “mainstream liberal argument … that burning down businesses for racial justice was both good and healthy. Burnings allowed for the expression of righteous rage, and the businesses all had insurance to rebuild.”

“It turned out to be not true,” Bowles wrote. “The part of Kenosha that people burned in the riots was the poor, multi-racial commercial district, full of small, underinsured cell phone shops and car lots. It was very sad to see and to hear from people who had suffered.”

 
 

Is it any wonder that we have celebrities like Rosanna Arquette tweeting out: “I don’t want to live in a country that is ruled by violent ignorant racists.” Or Samantha Bee claiming: “Acquitting Kyle Rittenhouse sends a message to future Kyle Rittenhouses that they’re free to incite violence and then claim self-defense.”

People who closely follow ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, Public TV, New York Times, and Washington Post think they are well informed. But they are protected from hearing important facts. Is the media accurate to call it “protests” when people destroyed over $50 million in property? In a town where the average home is worth $207,397, that is the equivalent of completely destroying 241 homes. Of course, the riot occurred in a relatively poorer area.

As Fox News media critic Howard Kurtz called the reporting “smears” “media malpractice.”

Kurtz described the media narrative as Kyle Rittenhouse as “a symbol of armed white people run amok.”

The mainstream media is denying people basic truth.

Meme of the Day

Crime

California flash mobs looted multiple stores over the weekend

A flash mob was originally a way to describe a group of people who’d planned some kind of public surprise, usually entertaining but always harmless. But this weekend, residents of California experienced flash mobs who were clearly organized with bad intent. It apparently started Friday night with the looting of a Luis Vuitton store in San Francisco. This video shows one man running away while police stop looters in a car.

The Luis Vuitton store was cleared out but that was just the tip of the iceberg. San Francisco’s District 11 Supervisor, Ahsha Safai told ABC 7 that over $1 million dollars worth of merchandise was stolen from the Union Square area that night. The same thieves tried to break into a Fendi store but were chased away by police.

The situation was serious enough that Mayor London Breed made a statement the next day warning that this type of crime does a lot more damage than just broken glass. The theft potentially puts retailers out of business which means people lose their jobs and the city ears less revenue.

Unfortunately, that wasn’t the end of the flash looting. Saturday night, a group of approximately 80 people rushed into a Nordstrom’s in Walnut Creek, CA, which is east of Oakland.

About 80 people rushed into the store in the city’s Broadway Plaza, a police spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said that an employee was pepper-sprayed and that two others were punched and kicked. All three sustained minor injuries and were treated and released at the scene, the spokesperson said.

The whole thing was over in a couple of minutes but a local news reporter happened to be there and captured video of the looters’ cars blocking the street.

Out of the estimated 80 looters, just three people were arrested. Two were from San Francisco and one was from Oakland. The same reporter got video of one car being stopped by a police officer:

Sunday, Walnut Creek PD warned retailers that there was concern the same group might be planning more looting:

 

Buried at the very bottom of the Washington Post story on the weekend looting spree was this comment about why this might be happening:

Jim Dudley, a retired San Francisco Police officer who now teaches criminal justice at San Francisco State University, said the burglaries might be the result of a “perfect storm” created by corporations and policymakers in California, where many retailers have “no chase” policies regarding shoplifters and where at least $950 of merchandise must be stolen for state prosecutors to press felony charges.

 

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Corruption* 

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Report: Corruption in U.S. at Worst Levels in Almost a Decade

Corruption runs rampant in most countries, and that has big impacts on things like health care.

Corruption in the United States is apparently at its worst in almost a decade, according to a new global report released Thursday by Transparency International. Advocates attribute the drop to declining trust in democratic institutions and poor oversight of pandemic-related financial aid.

In the annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), the United States fell to a low of 67 out of a maximum possible score of 100, down from a high of 76 in 2015. By its nature, corruption is difficult to document, so the index relies on a variety of different sources to measure the level of perceived public sector corruption. The lower the score, the worse the corruption. Two-thirds of the 180 countries and territories included in the 2020 index scored below 50, with an average of 43. 

Scott Greytak, the advocacy director for the U.S. office of Transparency International, cited a broader “decay” in U.S. political institutions as a major contributor to the country’s declining rating. Gretyak noted that public confidence in U.S. elections has been undercut by disinformation and record-setting amounts of untraceable money in elections—especially in 2020, when twice as much was spent compared with 2016. 

“Second, and increasingly important, are these series of really bombshell exposés by media outlets that are demonstrating how much dirty money is flowing into the United States’ financial system,” he said, referencing a joint investigation published by BuzzFeed News and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists last year that revealed how major banks had knowingly allowed trillions of dollars of suspect financial transactions to go ahead, enabling drug kingpins, kleptocrats, and terrorists to move corrupt cash around the world. 

The 2020 index also revealed how global corruption has hamstrung countries’ abilities to protect public health and their economies during the pandemic. In the United States, there have been repeated reports of loans issued under the Payment Protection Program, intended to support small businesses, flowing to not-so-small businesses: Among the beneficiaries are defense contractors, the international fast food chain Shake Shack, and the Los Angeles Lakers.

“COVID-19 is not just a health and economic crisis. It’s a corruption crisis. And one that we’re currently failing to manage,” said Delia Ferreira Rubio, the chair of Transparency International. “The past year has tested governments like no other in memory, and those with higher levels of corruption have been less able to meet the challenge. But even those at the top of the CPI must urgently address their role in perpetuating corruption at home and abroad.”

Health care systems and drug procurement have long been vulnerable to corruption. The report found that the more corrupt a country or territory was, the less money was spent on health care, regardless of levels of economic development. “While corruption differs in scale and scope across regions, it proved to be a universal obstacle to effectively combatting COVID-19,” the report notes.

Since 2012, the earliest point of comparison under the index’s current methodology, half of the countries and territories on the index have remained stagnant, registering little to no improvement in efforts to combat corruption. 

Another side effect of the pandemic is that authoritarian governments have seized on it as an excuse to silence critics, curtail civil liberties, and increase surveillance. The report found that high levels of corruption closely correlated with a reliance on undemocratic methods to control the pandemic. The Philippines, which scored 34 out of 100, saw one of the longest and strictest lockdowns early on in the pandemic, as President Rodrigo Duterte warned the police would “shoot … dead” people who violated the restrictions.

 Laff of the Day

Bilbo Baggins

How did Bilbo survive the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy?

Because old Hobbits die hard.

 

Infographic of the Day

Bubble map of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world

What The MSM Doesn’t Want You To Know

 

Every 30 Days The US Dollar Loses Almost 1 Percent Of Its Value

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Inflation in the US is as high as it’s been since the 1990s, and according to the most recent US Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the US dollar is now losing an incredible 1% of its value every month. Other numbers related to inflation right now are also staggering. The CPI, which reflects overall consumer prices in America is up 6.2% from a year ago. The Epoch Times reports this is “the largest year-on-year increase in more than 30 years as inflation persists across sectors.” The cost of food is up 5.3% percent in October, and gasoline prices were up 6.1%. There were also increases in the cost of energy, shelter, food, used cars and trucks, and new vehicles. In response to this catastrophic news, President Biden released a statement saying, “Today’s report shows an increase over last month. Inflation hurts Americans pocketbooks [sic], and reversing this trend is a top priority for me.” Despite the concerned words, there’s no news as to what the plan is to fight inflation, when it will start, or if the government’s planned multitrillion-dollar spending plans will be reduced in light of these horrific numbers.

The U.S. dollar is now losing close to 1 percent of its value every 30 days, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released on Wednesday.

Currently, inflation of the U.S. dollar is at its highest level since 1990. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of the average monthly change in the price for goods and services paid by urban consumers, increased 0.9 percent last month, more than doubling September’s 0.4 percent increase.

Overall, prices rose 6.2 percent from one year ago, representing the largest year-on-year increase in more than 30 years as inflation persists across sectors, according to the Bureau.

The cost of food also increased by 5.3 percent during the month of October, riding on the back of unprecedented supply chain issues.

Increases were seen in the cost of energy, shelter, food, used cars and trucks, and new vehicles, with gasoline prices increasing 6.1 percent from 1.2 percent in September.

These increased prices have been driven partly by an intentional effort by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to decrease their oil production. At the same time, the United States has cut its own oil production significantly in line with President Joe Biden’s promise to transition away from fossil fuels.

Used vehicle prices also shot up 2.5 percent this month from 0.7 percent in September, while new vehicle prices rose 1.4 percent from 1.3 percent in September.

“We expected inflation would get worse before it got better, but not this much worse. Particularly painful is the increase in food prices as we approach the holidays, and the rise in energy prices as we plan to travel more to family get-togethers,” Robert Frick, corporate economist with Navy Federal Credit Union, wrote in a research note, Axios reported.

“However, both those increases are likely to be temporary, and the forecasts that inflation overall will drop early-to-mid-next year still seems credible,” he added.

Biden told reporters on Wednesday that he’s directed the National Economic Council to focus on reducing energy costs for U.S. consumers following the Department of Labor report.

“Today’s report shows an increase over last month. Inflation hurts Americans pocketbooks [sic], and reversing this trend is a top priority for me,” Biden said in a statement. “The largest share of the increase in prices in this report is due to rising energy costs.”

The president said he directed his top economic aides to attempt to “further reduce these costs,” regarding energy prices. He also asked the Federal Trade Commission to deal with “market manipulation or price gouging in this sector.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) took a swipe at the Biden administration and “corporate america” earlier this week for its role in “runaway inflation,” following reports that corporations are warming to the GOP after Republicans defeated the Democrats in the 2021 off-year elections, and may start giving campaign money to party lawmakers.

“If Corporate America thinks jumping on the bandwagon after Tuesday’s election and before the impending red wave will make conservatives forget the role they played in subjecting the U.S. to open borders and runaway inflation, they are sorely mistaken,” McCarthy wrote on Twitter.

The Federal Reserve and White House have long-maintained that inflation will abate as supply chain bottlenecks are fixed.

  Poll results of the Day

New poll shows Americans’ displeasure with how Biden’s running the country

 

A new survey released Sunday reflects Americans’ deep discontent with how President Biden is running the country — as only a paltry 4 percent believe things in America are going “very well.”

While the CBS News/YouGov poll pegs Biden’s job approval rating at 44 percent, which is higher than some other recent surveys, it also shows that he gets negative scores for his handling of inflation (67 percent), immigration (64 percent), the economy (61 percent), foreign policy (58 percent), and race relations (56 percent).

Biden is in positive territory for his distribution of the coronavirus vaccine — 53 percent. 

Asked how they thought things were going in America, 70 percent say “somewhat” or “very badly,” while only 30 percent opt for “very” or “somewhat well.”

On the nation’s economy, the poll said 64 percent went with “fairly” or “very bad,” as opposed to the 30 percent who say it’s “very” or “fairly good.”

Just 4 percent of the surveyed people believed that things in America are going "very well."
Just 4 percent of the surveyed people believed that things in America are going “very well.”
CBS News/YouGov

Americans overwhelmingly place the blame for the lackluster economy on inflation and rising costs (84 percent), along with gas prices (74 percent), shortages of products and services (71 percent), and businesses not returning to normal after the coronavirus shutdown (60 percent).

And inflation, which is at a three-decade high, is causing real hardships for American families.

Eighty percent say they are delaying buying big-ticket items, 79 percent are taking fewer trips, 78 percent are cutting back on gift shopping, and 71 percent are scaling back holiday celebrations. 

Biden only had a positive approval rating on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
Biden only had a positive approval rating on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
CBS News/YouGov

And neither Democrats nor Republicans are immune from the effects of the supply chain disruptions, with 92 percent of Republicans and 75 percent of Democrats agreeing that items they usually buy are costing more, and 70 percent of Republicans and 53 percent say the items are often not in stock. 

One thing in Biden’s favor is his $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan that passed Congress earlier this month.

Fifty-eight percent approve of the bill and 42 percent disapprove.

A majority of Americans surveyed approved of the infrastructure bill that was recently signed.
A majority of Americans surveyed approved of the infrastructure bill that was recently signed.
CBS News/YouGov

But 42 percent of Americans say its passage didn’t change their view of Biden and the Democrats, while 27 percent say it makes them think “better” of them and 31 percent say it makes them think “worse” of them.

On immigration, 57 percent say Biden is “not tough enough,” 28 percent say he’s handling it “about right,” and only 15 percent believe he’s “too tough.”

Most of those surveyed said that Biden's economy was either "fairly bad" or "very bad."
Most of those surveyed said that Biden’s economy was either “fairly bad” or “very bad.”
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Asked about whether immigrant families separated at the border should be compensated, 63 percent say no, 37 percent say yes. 

Americans are nearly evenly split on why migrants make the trek to America. 

Fifty-three percent say the migrants think the Biden administration will let them in, while 52 percent say they are looking for jobs and a better life, 34 percent say they are fleeing crime and violence, and 13 percent say they are criminals and gang members. 

The poll surveyed 2,058 adults between Nov. 15-19. It has a plus/minus 3 percentage points margin of error. 

 Video of the Day

 Biden Blunders

 

WATCH: Little Girl Is Having None of Joe Biden’s Creepiness

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One of the more peculiar aspects, to put it lightly, of Joe Biden’s political history is the abject creepiness with which he operates around children, including during his public appearances. The sniffing, the touching, and the inappropriate comments have led to a lot of concern over the years, though, because Biden is a Democrat, his actions have largely been dismissed as innocent.

Well, perhaps this will finally do it?

If you watch the video, you’ll see that this little girl is having none of what Joe Biden attempting to do. When he tries to walk up and touch her initially, she recoils and turns away. After the president doubles down, attempting to touch her face, simultaneously moving his nose close to her hair, the girl then throws her fist up, forcing him to back off.

Now, as someone with children who were recently as young as the girl in the video, I believe I have the authority to provide some basic advice for Biden: Stop invading the personal space of kids. This is not 1975. You can’t just walk up to a random child and sniff their hair or touch their face. You should not be asking kids who aren’t your grandchildren to sit on your lap. It is not appropriate to nuzzle children who aren’t your own or to comment on the legs of a nine-year-old.

Children may be children, but they still have boundaries that should be respected. Would it be acceptable for Biden to randomly touch and sniff a 20-year-old woman in a crowd? Of course not, and it’s not suddenly OK because the situation involves a child. You would think the President of the United States, of all people, would understand that. That’s especially true given his history. Yet, he just can’t help himself, and there’s something really creepy about that.

Ass Hole of the Day

 

MSNBC Host Slams Republicans as ‘White Supremacists’ Following Rittenhouse Verdict

 
MSNBC Host Slams Republicans as ‘White Supremacists' Following Rittenhouse Verdict

MSNBC host Tiffany Cross described GOP members of Congress as “white supremacists” after Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of charges brought against him for the Kenosha shootings that left two men dead, and a third injured.

Cross, speaking with The Nation journalist Elie Mystal, took particular issue with Reps. Matt Gaetz (FL) and Paul Gosar (AZ) for comments suggesting they would hire Rittenhouse as a congressional intern. She also referred to Rittenhouse as a “little murderous white supremacist,” even after the jury on Friday found that he acted in self-defense last year when he shot three people, killing two. Additionally, each of the three people he shot were white.

“I find these people disgusting, Elie, I’m disgusted at what I’m seeing. It’s not just this trial, it’s other trials, but this in particular,” Cross said Saturday during a segment of “The Cross Connection.”

“The fact that white supremacists roam the halls of Congress freely and celebrate this little murderous white supremacist, and the fact that he gets to walk the streets freely, it lets you know these people have access to instituting laws, they represent the legislative branch of this country,” she continued. “What are we to make of that?”

To which Mystal responded by saying, “Welcome to the modern Republican Party,” adding that “This is what these people want, and this is what a majority of white people vote for.”

Mystal later alleged that “a majority of white people are in favor of this kind of violence” because “a majority of white people” tend to vote Republican. He also asserted that white people pick judges like Judge Bruce Schroeder, the judge in the Rittenhouse case, and do not support policies “that would unpack and unroll and reform this system of justice.”

“This is what they want. Matt Gaetz is giving the White folks what they want,” Mystal said. “Look at it. Look at yourselves. It’s gross!”

“Until a majority of you stop voting for this, this will keep happening,” he continued.

During the trial, Cross claimed Schroeder was a “biased, racist judge” who was “trying to get Rittenhouse a walk.”

Media

A Special Kind Of Stupid: Media And The Kyle Rittenhouse Case

 
A Special Kind Of Stupid: Media And The Kyle Rittenhouse Case

Remember when the Mueller Report was released? It was a disaster for left-wing media-types who’d spent years assuring their audiences Mueller would “nail” President Trump on Russian collusion. Mueller found nothing, destroying a piece of the bond any TV personality needs with their audience. Ratings on MSNBC and CNN dipped, because who would trust someone who’d spent years lying to you? 

 

But the dip was temporary, like an abused spouse with no self-esteem, the audience came back, eager to be lied to again. And lied to they were. “Kyle Rittenhouse is a white supremacist!” they cried, “He murdered people in cold blood,” they insisted. They deliberately fostered the idea that Rittenhouse had shot black people because they’re horrible people. 

The trial exposed a lot of people to the reality of the case for the first time. The people Kyle shot were actively attacking him, one had a gun pointed at him, and *gasp* they were all white! No honest person with an IQ larger than their shoe size could look at what happened, watch the videos, and listen to the testimony – especially from prosecution witnesses – and come away with any idea other than Kyle Rittenhouse is not guilty. 

Unfortunately, there are a lot of people with IQs smaller than their shoe size. There are people to this day who think Jacob Blake, the black man whose shooting sparked the riots in Kenosha in the first place, was unjustly killed by police. He was violating a personal protective order by illegally being at the home of the woman who had it out on him, he fought with police and had a knife when he was shot, which he deserved. He didn’t die, but even some TV personalities still don’t seem to know that.

The people Kyle shot earned it. The child rapist was chasing him and grabbing for his gun (it’s on video). The domestic abusers were either pointing a gun at him or in the act of beating him with a weapon (again, it’s on tape). If they hadn’t done what they were doing, they’d be here being degenerates to this day. (As an aside, if you’re part of a movement that attracts a disproportionate number of people with severe mental problems and histories of abusing children or adults, you might want to reassess your life choices.)

Still, the left-wing media is doubling down on their lies. They’re pot-committed at this point, the truth has no role in their lives and business model.

CNN had Fredo Cuomo and a Harvard professor on to play a round of “if a black kid had done it.” Of course, if the races were different and everyone involved was black and not white, there isn’t a cable network in the world that would have covered the story. Anyone who says they would, or pretends to care, is lying. Just look and see how often they cover the carnage in Chicago. Three people being shot, 2 fatally is a below-average weekday there, and none of these “woke” wastes of human flesh ever say a thing. 

 
One thing the right underestimates is just how many people in this country want to be lied to. They know then it’s happening, they simply don’t care. They want to be told what isn’t somehow is because they wish it were so, and there’s money in doing it. 
 

It’s a sad commentary on a major political movement in this country that what binds its members together is racism and lies, obvious versions of both.

Maybe CNN and MSNBC will see a slight dip in their ratings after this round of “tell me what I want to hear and I’ll act surprised when the truth comes out” but the audience will come back because they knew all along what was happening. It takes a special kind of stupid to want to live that way. I hope Kyle Rittenhouse sue the absolute hell out of all of them.

Meme of the Day

Crime

80 burglars ransack Nordstrom with weapons: ‘It was like a scene out of a movie’

 

Approximately 80 looters in ski masks reportedly robbed a Nordstrom near San Francisco while wielding crowbars on Saturday night.

A local restaurant owner recounted the shocking scene that occurred in Walnut Creek around 9 p.m., explaining that 50-80 people were involved with the brazen robbery.

“I probably saw 50-80 people in like ski masks with crowbars, a bunch of weapons,” said local PF Chang’s manager Brett Barrette, CBS San Francisco Bay Area reported . “They were looting the Nordstrom.”

“There was a mob of people,” he added. “The police were flying in. It was like a scene out of a movie. It was insane … I had to start locking the front door. Locking the back door. You never know, they could come right in here. It was crazy … All the guests inside were getting concerned. It was a scary scene for a moment.”

NBC Bay Area reporter Jodi Hernandez tweeted a video of the spectacle.

“About 25 cars just blocked the street and rushed into the Walnut Creek Nordstrom making off with goods before getting in cars and speeding away. At least two people arrested at gunpoint,” she wrote.


The looters smashed shelves during the ransacking before quickly returning to their cars with boxes and bags full of stolen merchandise, Walnut Creek Lt. Ryan Hibbs said.

Dozens of police cars responded to the scene, CBS San Francisco Bay Area reported.

Hibbs said a vehicle was stopped by officers and two suspects, a male and female, were arrested and charged with robbery, possession of stolen property, conspiracy to commit burglary, and possession of burglary tools.

The female suspect was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. A third suspect was arrested and hit with similar charges.

 

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The Reichstag Fire of February 27, 1933

The Capitol Riot of 2021 & the Reichstag Fire of 1933 – Coincidence or Planned

The eerie similarities of the D.C. Capitol riots and the Reichstag building fire of 1933 can be plainly seen, especially the aftermath of rights lost by the American people.

I find myself pondering the quote of Mark Twain when he said that “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.”  From the Bible to political events, art, finances, and everything in-between, the rhyming themes do seem to surface often.  With this in mind, let’s take a look at the Washington D.C. riot that happened on January 6, 2021 and the Reichstag Fire that happened in Berlin, Germany on February 27, 1933.

The burning of a building and the rise of evil.

“The Reichstag Fire was an arson attack on the Reichstag building, home of the German parliament in Berlin, on Monday, February 27, 1933, precisely four weeks after Adolf Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor of Germany. Hitler’s government stated that Marinus van der Lubbe, a Dutch council communist, was the culprit, and it attributed the fire to communist agitators. A German court decided later that year that Van der Lubbe had acted alone, as he had claimed. The day after the fire, the Reichstag Fire Decree was passed. The Nazi Party used the fire as a pretext to claim that communists were plotting against the German government, which made the fire pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany.” ~Reichstag fire. (2021). Retrieved 14 January 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_fire

The fire was blamed on the Communist party, when it was later determined that one man did it.  The overtones of this fact alone is deafening as Trump supporters and many Republicans are being blamed for spreading the “violent ideology” that caused “Trump supporters” to lay siege to the Capitol building.

What’s more concerning about the Reichstag fire is what happened a day after.

Freedoms eliminated in the blink of an eye.

The Reichstag Fire Decree permitted the regime to arrest and incarcerate political opponents without specific charge, dissolve political organizations, and to suppress publications. It also gave the central government the authority to overrule state and local laws and overthrow state and local governments. The decree was a key step in the establishment of the Nazi dictatorship.” ~Reichstag Fire Decree — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. (2021). Retrieved 14 January 2021, from https://www.ushmm.org/learn/timeline-of-events/1933-1938/reichstag-fire-decree

Well, it didn’t take a day for our freedoms to be taken, but the theme is in plain site.  Read the added article of the German Reich Constitution and see for yourself:

“On the basis of Article 48 paragraph 2 of the Constitution of the German Reich, the following is ordered in defense against Communist state-endangering acts of violence:

§ 1. Articles 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124 and 153 of the Constitution of the German Reich are suspended until further notice. It is therefore permissible to restrict the rights of personal freedom [habeas corpus], freedom of (opinion) expression, including the freedom of the press, the freedom to organize and assemble, the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications. Warrants for House searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.” ~Reichstag Fire Decree. (2011). Retrieved 14 January 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_Fire_Decree

When I reviewed this new rule to Germany’s Constitution, I felt like I got punched in the face.  With Twitter, Facebook, and most of the other social media platforms banning not only President Trump, but major Conservative voices, banks closing their doors to TrumpParler getting booted from the Apple, Google app stories, as well as being kicked off of Amazon servers, and a growing number of rights being taken away, you can’t help but notice where we are going.

 This world is about to face judgement, and we should be keenly aware of this.  Remember, the Reichstag building fire was the pivot point in history where Nazi Germany began it’s rise.  I believe that the Capitol riot of January 6, 2021 will be a similar point in time where the quick rise of the antichrist kingdom will go into full swing, and a tyrant will rise from it’s ashes.

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Editorial of the Day

Corruption* 

*Editors Note: This is a new section we have included because we believe that corruption is probably no less than it’s always been but to show it’s part and particle of the Democrap parties way of doing business which ends up costing taxpayers because government contracts and laws more so than not are awarded and given to the Demcrap supporters.

US Defense Contractor CEO Charged with Bribery

The Volkov Law Group

Bribery occurs in the United States — what a surprise! Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index ranks the United States as 25 out of 179, a relatively low ranking for corruption.  Some have argued (including me) that the US ranking may be inaccurate given current regulations surrounding campaign finance and other means by which influence peddling and corruption can occur with low detection risks.  That is an issue for another day – my point today is corruption is corruption, whether in the US or internationally.  It is usually the same old story with common incentives, schemes and techniques.

In a recent case, the Justice Department announced criminal charges against the CEO of Multinational Logistics Services (“MLS”) for a long-time bribery scheme beginning in 2010.  Frank Rafaraci, a US citizen, is the CEO of MLS, a defense contractor that provides ship husbanding services (e.g., refueling and stocking provisions) to US Navy ships at ports worldwide.

Starting in 2010, the US Navy, DoD components, and US government civilian agencies awarded MLS with husbanding contracts totaling $1.3 billion. Beginning in 2011, Rafarcai participated in a bribery scheme, defrauded the US Navy by submitting falsely inflated invoices and laundered illegal proceeds through shell companies in the UAE.

Rafarcai, the Chairman of the Board, and the CFO for MLS acted together to pay a “stream of benefits” to a U.S. Navy official who supervised ship husbanding services in Bahrain, including MLS.  The U.S. Navy official pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery and is cooperating in the prosecution of Rafarcai.

Rafarcai paid the U.S. Navy official two bribes totaling $33,500 for the official’s support for MLS contracts and other business activities. 

Rafarcai, the Chairman of the Board, and the CFO for MLS engaged in a scheme to submit inflated invoices for port services under the husbanding contracts with the US Navy. These services were supposed to be charged at cost under the contract. 

MLS and the local port authority agreed to split the difference between the cost and the inflated price submitted on the invoice.  During a seven-year period from 2011 to 2018, MLS submitted inflated invoices totaling $50 million in illegal proceeds.

In the affidavit in support of an arrest warrant for Rafarcai, the government cited several examples of inflated invoicing practices.

In January 2015, MLS submitted invoices from the Manama port in Bahrain to the US Navy totaling $231,114.43, while the actual accounting records reflected that MLS paid only $12,686.40 to the Manama port authority.

In another incident in June 2015, MLS submitted invoices from Manado, Indonesia port authority totaling approximately $89,376, while the actual accounting records reflected that MLS received a discount from the port authority of approximately $13,656, which was not passed on to the US Navy.

MLS maintained its primary bank account in Malta.  MLS laundered the proceeds of the inflated invoices from the Malta bank account to shell bank accounts for Rafaraci’s personal benefit.  Rafaraci and the CFO created fake invoices from the shell companies to an MLS bank account in the UAE to effect the payments. The shell companies, in fact, had not provided any services.  The purpose of the fake invoices was to disguise the laundering of proceeds from the Malta account.

 Laff of the Day

Jimmy’s mother had three children. The first was called April, the second was called May. What was the name of the third?

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Infographic of the Day

u.s. inflation 2021

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What The MSM Doesn’t Want You To Know

It is no wonder Republicans are attempting to recruit Vermont Gov. Phil Scott to run for Senate in 2022; he is the most popular governor, according to a fresh poll.
 

Scott registered a sky-high 79% job approval in Morning Consult polling . With ratings like that, the Republican governor could make a race for Senate in a deep blue state such as Vermont competitive — or at least force the Democrats to spend precious resources to ensure the seat being relinquished by retiring Sen. Pat Leahy stays in the fold.

Scott made clear this week he is not running for Senate, but the support he enjoys working in Vermont, a state that voted for President Joe Biden over former President Donald Trump 66% to 31%, is remarkable amid the partisan rancor that has enveloped politics. And yet, Scott is not the only Republican governing a majority Democratic state that is enjoying high job approval ratings.

The two most popular chief executives after Scott are Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts (72%) and Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland (70%). Coming in at No. 4 of most popular governors is Republican Chris Sununu of New Hampshire (67%.) The Granite State is competitive for Republicans, who control the legislature. But it is still a state that Biden won by 7.4 percentage points.

Meanwhile, two of the four most unpopular governors are Democrats who lead blue states, according to Morning Consult polling.

They include Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who scored a 43% job approval, and Hawaii Gov. David Ige, whose rating clocked in at 45%. Another governor who ranks toward the bottom is Democrat Tony Evers, chief executive of Wisconsin, a competitive battleground that goes back and forth between the parties according to national political conditions. His approval rating also was 45%.

Only one Republican, Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona, joins these Democrats in the group of most unpopular chief executives, pulling a 44% job approval rating. Overall, the nation’s governors are in much better political shape than party leaders in Washington. Biden’s average job approval rating is sitting at 41%, with Congress held in even lower esteem , at 22%.

The Morning Consult polling data was compiled from registered voters during a period running from late July to late October. The margin of error was 4 percentage points.

 Poll results of the Day

Republicans leading blue states are nation’s most popular governors: Poll

It is no wonder Republicans are attempting to recruit Vermont Gov. Phil Scott to run for Senate in 2022; he is the most popular governor, according to a fresh poll.

Scott registered a sky-high 79% job approval in Morning Consult polling . With ratings like that, the Republican governor could make a race for Senate in a deep blue state such as Vermont competitive — or at least force the Democrats to spend precious resources to ensure the seat being relinquished by retiring Sen. Pat Leahy stays in the fold.

Scott made clear this week he is not running for Senate, but the support he enjoys working in Vermont, a state that voted for President Joe Biden over former President Donald Trump 66% to 31%, is remarkable amid the partisan rancor that has enveloped politics. And yet, Scott is not the only Republican governing a majority Democratic state that is enjoying high job approval ratings.

The two most popular chief executives after Scott are Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts (72%) and Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland (70%). Coming in at No. 4 of most popular governors is Republican Chris Sununu of New Hampshire (67%.) The Granite State is competitive for Republicans, who control the legislature. But it is still a state that Biden won by 7.4 percentage points.

Meanwhile, two of the four most unpopular governors are Democrats who lead blue states, according to Morning Consult polling.

They include Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who scored a 43% job approval, and Hawaii Gov. David Ige, whose rating clocked in at 45%. Another governor who ranks toward the bottom is Democrat Tony Evers, chief executive of Wisconsin, a competitive battleground that goes back and forth between the parties according to national political conditions. His approval rating also was 45%.

Only one Republican, Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona, joins these Democrats in the group of most unpopular chief executives, pulling a 44% job approval rating. Overall, the nation’s governors are in much better political shape than party leaders in Washington. Biden’s average job approval rating is sitting at 41%, with Congress held in even lower esteem , at 22%.

The Morning Consult polling data was compiled from registered voters during a period running from late July to late October. The margin of error was 4 percentage points.

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 Biden Blunders

Tucker: Here Is What Biden’s Relatives Told Me About His Cognitive Decline

Tucker: Here Is What Biden's Relatives Told Me About His Cognitive Decline
 


I also asked him about a new poll showing that a plurality of Americans do not believe President Biden has the mental fitness for the job. What Carlson revealed in response is noteworthy: 

I know a bunch of members of his family and some a couple of them very well. And I knew for a fact that certain members of the family were very concerned about his cognitive ability. They didn’t expect him to get the nomination. Nobody did. And he got it and they were freaked out about it. That’s…I’m not speculating. I know that for a fact. So I knew that the family believed he was in cognitive decline. So there’s that and that’s news. That’s news.

Click play and watch our full conversation – which has blown well past one million views – including Carlson’s opinion on what represents the single most “totally evil” thing Biden has done as president: 

Ass Hole of the Day

Harris returns from abroad to headlines and defections

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Returning Saturday from a five-day trip to Paris, Vice President Kamala Harris faced staff defections, rivals blanketing cable news networks, and an onslaught on media leaks.

Aides worked overtime to prevent off-the-cuff foibles while abroad. But awaiting Harris in Washington was a near 5,000-word report detailing a slew of frustrations between the vice president, President Joe Biden, and assorted White House staff.

While Biden and Harris both face sinking poll numbers, Harris’s typically fall lower, calling into question their ability to rally Democrats ahead of next year’s midterm elections.

In Harris’s vice presidential office, turnover has sparked other repeated questions about the vice president’s longevity in the role and her prospects for future office.

On Thursday, the White House confirmed that Harris’s communications director, Ashley Etienne, was leaving the administration.

Etienne, a former top aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former President Barack Obama, was locked in an impossible position.

“If she isn’t able to generate one positive or productive story on our historic VP, then that’s probably not an Ashley deficiency,” a senior House leadership aide told the Washington Examiner, adding that she “probably felt tied from a professional standpoint.”

The aide said Etienne had only to weigh her responsibilities inside the administration with the opportunities outside.

Sunday’s report said Harris’s chief of staff, Tina Flournoy, has struggled to recruit new staff.

Flournoy has been turned down by several people unwilling to join the office, “and several people currently on staff have started to reach out to contacts to say they’re looking to leave,” sources told CNN.

Some Democratic Party officials told the Washington Examiner that Harris had failed to guard against slip-ups, such as when she did not counter a student who accused Israel of “ethnic genocide” before Harris was set to speak at a university about voting rights.

Other Democrats blamed the White House, wondering how a notoriously tight-lipped administration continued to spew unflattering stories about the vice president.

For Harris, the scrutiny is acute.

During a visit to Guatemala earlier this year, the vice president was pressed repeatedly by NBC News’s Lester Holt over her intention to visit the U.S.-Mexico border as illegal immigration surged and she took on the role of stemming the number of attempted crossing from countries in Central America.

Appearing frustrated, Harris retorted, “And I haven’t been to Europe.” The response set off a firestorm over what some viewed as her flippant response to a significant domestic concern.

Soon after, Harris angered far-left Democrats when she said people in the region should not attempt to immigrate illegally to the United States and would be returned, telling them, “Do not come.”

“If you come to our border, you will be turned back,” Harris said during a press conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei in Guatemala City.

The interview, taped at the start of her trip, set a combative tone.

In Paris, Harris kept a distance from the traveling press pool, ignored shouted questions on fraught issues, and avoided local media interviews. While a video of Harris speaking at the Pasteur Institute drew attention in Washington under the premise that she was speaking in a French accent, among locals, her first few days essentially went unnoticed.

Notably, a bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron garnered no Elysee Palace statement. Harris’s media availability throughout was tightly vetted, with the vice president keeping to an unerring script.

Asked on her final day about what she had learned that would prepare her for the presidency, Harris responded to the Washington Examiner only to the state of the two nations’ relationship.

But with the trip still underway, former Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, a member of the Biden campaign’s vice presidential search committee and a presidential confidant, stirred questions about who might succeed Biden should he choose not to run.

“I’m hoping the president runs for reelection,” Dodd told the New York Times. “But for whatever reason that might not be the case, it’s hard to believe there would be a short list without Kamala’s name on it. She’s the vice president of the United States.”

Biden has said he plans to run for reelection, but he will turn 79 this weekend, his advanced age leaving open the possibility that this could change.

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Once You Read These Lies About Kyle Rittenhouse, It Explains the Left’s Meltdown Over the Case

Once You Read These Lies About Kyle Rittenhouse, It Explains the Left's Meltdown Over the Case
 

The central media narrative is that Kyle Rittenhouse is a white supremacist whose mother drove him across state lines with an AR-15 to shoot Black Lives Matter protesters. All lies.

“A white, Trump-supporting, MAGA-loving Blue Lives Matter social media partisan, 17 years old, picks up a gun, drives from one state to another with the intent to shoot people,” was typical from John Heilemann, MSNBC’s national affairs analyst.

So, let’s go through 10 lies about Rittenhouse, debunked in court:

1. He killed two black BLM protesters. All three of the men he shot in self-defense during violent riots in Kenosha on Aug. 25 last year were white.

2. He crossed state lines. He lived 20 miles from Kenosha in Antioch, Ill., with his mother and sisters. But his father, grandmother, aunt, uncle, cousins and best friend live in Kenosha. He had a job as a lifeguard in Kenosha and worked a shift on Aug. 25 before helping clean graffiti left by rioters at a local school. There, he and his friend were invited to join other adults who had been asked by the owners of a used car lot in Kenosha to guard the property after 100 cars had been torched the previous night, when police abandoned the town to rioters. Kyle took his gun to protect himself, since the rioters were violent and armed, including, for instance, Antifa medic Gaige Grosskreutz, who lunged at him with a loaded Glock pointed at his head before he was shot in the arm.

3. Rittenhouse took an AR-15 across state lines. Esquire accused him of “terrorist tourism.” False. His rifle was kept in a safe at his best friend’s stepfather’s house in Kenosha.

4. The gun was illegal. Wrong. Under Wisconsin law, he was entitled to possess the AR-15 as a 17-year-old. The judge dismissed the gun charge, which the prosecution never should have brought.

There are six more lies Devine points out, one of which involves the lies about Rittenhouse wearing medical gloves to cover his fingerprints. Uh, he was administering first aid—also his face is visible. The first is the biggest lie that seems to have eaten away at the Left’s mind like cancer. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, delivered a scathing statement about the verdict that was a straight lie. First, the Kenosha protests were sparked by the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake, who is still alive. Maloney said he was killed. It also was neck-deep in the insinuation that this was a racially motivated shooting, or at the very least that the victims were black. Rosenbaum and Huber are white dudes. And this was not a BLM protest. It was a riot. 

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The chart below shows the numbers of people in the millions who have been murdered by their governments. You’ll notice while relatively few mass murders have been carried out by Democratic governments the highest number of murders by far have been committed by Communists. And these charts don’t seem to include Cuba and Nicaragua who killed a high percentage of their populations. If nothing else history shows that the less concentration of power the less genocide/democide. Americans might want to keep this in mind.

The empirical and theoretical conclusion from these and other results is clear. The way to virtually eliminate genocide and mass murder appears to be through restricting and checking power. This means to foster democratic freedom. This is the ultimate conclusion of this project.  

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Abused, Abandoned Pup Tied to Pole Puts Paw in Officer’s Hand—Gets Adopted by Deputy
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An abused, abandoned dog found tied to a pole had every reason to snap and snarl when a stranger approached. Instead, the pup placed his paw into the hand of the police officer who greeted him, then freed him, and whisked him away to a better life.

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Corruption* 

*Editors Note: This is a new section we have included because we believe that corruption is probably no less than it’s always been but to show it’s part and particle of the Democrap parties way of doing business. Needless to say this ends up costing taxpayers because government contracts and laws more so than not are awarded and given to Demcrap supporters.

 

The Worst U.S. States For Corruption

 Laff of the Day

A woman has twins, and gives them up for adoption.

One goes to a family in Egypt and is named Amal. The other goes to Spain and is named Juan.

Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his mum.

Upon receiving it, she tells her husband that she wished she also had a picture of Amal.

Her husband said: “But they are twins. If you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Amal.”

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Dem Nadler Calls on DOJ to Review Rittenhouse Verdict

Judiciary chairman calls not guilty verdict a ‘miscarriage of justice’

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Rep. Jerry Nadler (D., N.Y.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, called on the Justice Department to review the not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, calling it a “miscarriage of justice.”

Nadler pushed a debunked claim about Rittenhouse in his call for the federal review, saying that the teenager was “armed” when he crossed state lines to attend a protest in Kenosha, Wis., where he fatally shot two men and wounded another.

 

A jury acquitted Rittenhouse of all charges Friday. Nadler called the verdict “heartbreaking” and said it set a “dangerous precedent” that warranted federal review. He asserted that Rittenhouse crossed state lines “looking for trouble.” He also suggested that Rittenhouse targeted people engaged in “First Amendment-protected protest.”

Rittenhouse’s critics claimed in the lead up to the trial that he acted as a vigilante, in part by crossing from Illinois to Wisconsin with his gun in tow. But the claim was debunked at trial. Rittenhouse, who testified in his own defense, said he picked up his gun at a friend’s house in Kenosha after driving there from Illinois. The friend, Dominick Black, corroborated Rittenhouse’s statement in his testimony as a witness for the prosecution.

Nadler did not specify which division of the Justice Department he wants to investigate the Rittenhouse case. The Justice Department did not respond to a request for comment. The criminal division would likely oversee any investigation involving transportation of firearms, while the civil rights division would be in charge of any probe into First Amendment rights violations by Rittenhouse.

Kristen Clarke, the head of the civil rights division, referred to Rittenhouse as a “white armed extremist” in a social media post last year. She called Rittenhouse a murderer in another post.

 Poll results of the Day

Trump Grabs Large Lead In President Poll – Donald Just Dominated The Next GOP Candidate By Over 40%
Trump Grabs Large Lead In President Poll – Donald Just Dominated The Next GOP Candidate By Over 40%
 

Even though the 2024 presidential election is a ways off, it’s still a major talking point. Specifically, much of the country is wondering if former POTUS Donald Trump will run again.

Many Republicans and right-wing citizens are hoping he does, while plenty of liberals don’t want to see Trump in the White House ever again.

Though Trump hasn’t confirmed that he’d run again, he’s hinted at another bid several times in 2021. In fact, he was once quoted as saying that only a “bad call from a doctor” would stop him.

On top of that, most polls show Trump as the clear leader among GOP candidates for 2024.

 

And it turns out that the results are stunningly in favor of the former Commander-in-Chief.

Not only does Trump hold the lead over other potential Republican presidential candidates, it’s not even close. The second-place candidate (Florida Governor Ron DeSantis) isn’t even within striking distance.

The survey, from pollster Rick Shaftan’s Neighborhood Research and Media, shows Trump at nearly 56 percent with 55.7 percent—leading his next closest possible rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, by more than 40 percent.

DeSantis is the only other candidate to even break into double digits. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem only managed 2.1 percent, while a significant 20.8 percent remain undecided.

But it’s Trump’s number that’s getting all the attention right now.

This poll basically proves that if the GOP had to pick a presidential candidate right now, Trump would win in a landslide. There really wouldn’t even be a competition for the nomination.

The only stumbling block Trump faces is that according to this poll, he’s either loved or hated.

While he did take 55.7 percent of the vote, the poll also showed that “35 percent of respondents did not pick Trump for any of their three choices … including 43 percent of somewhat conservative and half of moderates.”

The survey also indicates that “men are much more supportive of him than women.”

However, it remains that the former President is immensely popular within the Republican party, and other leaders have already said they’d likely defer to Trump if he decided to run again.

Noem, for example, said she’d back Trump, and DeSantis has reportedly said the same thing.

It should also be noted, though, that DeSantis appears to be the overwhelming favorite should Trump decide not to campaign again:

DeSantis’s strength with 35+ men who make up a large share of the political class is not only a long-term concern for Trump, but his strength, especially among Trump voters on the second ballot, sucks all the oxygen away from any other potential candidate.

DeSantis gets support on one of the three ballots from 39 percent of voters. Kristi Noem is next at only 5 percent.

So right now, it’s looking like either Trump or DeSantis for 2024.

A lot can happen in the next few years, though, so we’ll just have to wait and see if these numbers change significantly at some point.

Key Takeaways:

Former President Donald Trump dominated an intra-GOP poll, holding a 40% lead over all other candidates for the presidential nomination in 2024.

Trump remains very popular among conservatives and men, though he’s not as widely accepted among moderates and women.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is the clear runner-up favorite right now.

Source: Breitbart

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 Biden Blunders

Soaring Prices Are the Result of Biden’s Failed Agenda

Soaring Prices Are the Result of Biden’s Failed Agenda
Last week we learned that consumer prices rose a whopping 6.2 percent in October compared to last year. That’s no minor blip – it’s the sharpest spike in 30 years.The numbers paint a grim picture of the difficult reality Americans are facing thanks to Biden’s failed policies. Americans are suffering as they helplessly watch the cost of everyday goods grow more and more expensive without any signs of slowing down.

While prices soar, real wages are going in the opposite direction. Rising prices are  wiping out  any wage gains workers might be seeing, no matter how many times Biden lies about it. We’re not only seeing rising prices in a few select areas – we’re seeing them across the board. Consider a typical family’s trip to the grocery store in Biden’s America.

Once you get to the store, things don’t get much better. Biden’s supply chain crisis is to blame for empty shelves and shortages on everything from Christmas gifts to essential medicines. If you’re lucky enough to find what you’re looking for, you are almost certain to pay more for it. Be prepared for the biggest sticker shock on items like beef, poultry and fish. Prices for kitchen staples like eggs are up 13% too. And with Thanksgiving just around the corner, Americans are bracing for one of the most expensive in history. From the turkey to the stuffing, everything at the table is going to cost you more.

As we head into the colder months, Americans better hope the first winter of Biden’s presidency is a mild one. Families are facing the possibility of paying 50% more to heat their homes thanks to Biden’s anti-American energy agenda.

In light of this self-inflicted economic calamity, you could expect Biden to face the facts and change course. Instead, he’s doubling down on his completely backwards priorities.

At the same time that Biden’s regressive inflation tax is hitting poorer Americans the hardest, he wants to give the rich living in blue states a tax break. He wants to fire frontline workers by imposing an unconstitutional forced vaccine mandate. Worst of all, Biden wants to raise your taxes and spend trillions more in money we don’t have as part of his “Build Back Broke” agenda. He’s doing so even as left-leaning economists warn it’s time to slow the brakes on the runaway spending that’s responsible for the unchecked inflation we’re seeing. In short, Biden’s solution to the economic crisis he created is more of the same.

Biden doesn’t care that Americans are struggling to figure out how to pay for everyday expenses. Biden’s Chief of Staff Ron Klain dismissed skyrocketing prices for gasoline and groceries as a “high class problem.” Something like the surging cost of milk might not be a big deal to Biden’s team or elites living inside the D.C. Beltway Bubble. However, it’s causing a whole lot of hurt to families all across the heartland.

Sadly, cruel disregard for families in need is par for the course when it comes to this White House. Case in point: Biden’s Energy Secretary started laughing when asked recently about how to make gas more affordable. Joe Biden might be a joke of a president, but nothing about the economic pain Americans are going through is a laughing matter.

After months of paying more and more to get less and less, it’s little wonder Americans are having buyer’s remorse about Biden’s presidency. By a staggering 7-1 margin, independent voters have said Biden has done far worse than they expected. Already two-thirds of Americans don’t want Biden to run for a second-term. Astonishingly, that includes more than a quarter of Democrats.

Americans know we can do better than Biden’s failing economic agenda. That’s why we need to elect more Republicans in 2022 who can be a check on Biden’s failed agenda and implement commonsense conservative policies that work.  

 

Ass Hole of the Day

Woman Who Spent Four Years Kvetching About ‘Stolen’ 2016 Election Now Says Voter Fraud Is a Myth

AP Photo/Kathy Willens

If you’ve followed my political musings you know that the foremost political tenet to which I subscribe is this: The hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds. And in the storied annals of Democrat Party hypocrisy, no one comes even close to holding a candle to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

As reported by The Nevada Independent, a Clark County man prominently featured by local and national Republicans as having evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 election pleaded guilty on Tuesday to voting more than once, after using his deceased wife’s ballot to vote a second time.

Donald Kirk Hartle was publicly cited by the Nevada Republican Party last November as evidence of voting irregularities that affected the results of the 2020 election, noted The Independent. Hartle claimed he learned someone else had cast a ballot in 2020 for his wife Rosemarie, in 2017.

Eleven months later, he was formally accused by the state attorney general’s office of casting his wife’s ballot. On Tuesday afternoon, Hartle pleaded guilty to the charge at the Clark County District Court.

“I accept full responsibility for my actions and regret them,” Hartle said to the judge via teleconference.

So here’s the thing. While this is a small example of voter fraud that had no impact on the 2020 presidential election, it was, in fact, voter fraud — a felony to which the defendant pled guilty. A year of probation, a $2,000 fine, and that’ll be that. Normally I wouldn’t even cover a similar story.

Except for Hillary.

Obviously having read or seen the news, Hillary fired up her Twitter machine and declared, to the world:

“Voter fraud is such a myth…”

Where to begin? Let’s do “Voter fraud is a myth,” first.

In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, Hillary’s list of excuses for losing in 2016 began to grow. Even left-leaning Axios in September 2017 compiled a list of 16 excuses offered by Hillary.

Russia and Collusion

The Democratic National Committee

Sexism and Misogyny

Immediate Democratic Predecessor

Bernie Sanders

Wikileaks

Debate Questions

Political Journalists

Campaign Financing

Barack Obama

Her Traditional Campaign

TV Coverage of the Campaign

Low-Information Voters

Women Under Pressure from Men

James Comey

Herself (Try to control your shock and amazement.)

While not all of the above excuses, in Hillary’s eyes, necessarily contributed to voter fraud — Russia and collusion have topped her list from the beginning. And, laughably, her complete lack of self-awareness in the claim “Its most outspoken critics have to commit fraud themselves to find an example of it” is mindblowing on its face. Hypocrisy doesn’t even begin to describe it.

 

Far be it from me to declare that Hillary was up to her eyeballs in this thing from the beginning, but read between as many lines as you so choose here.

As Washington Free Beacon Investigative Reporter Chuck Ross observed:

“So it turns out that Hillary-linked operatives had way more connections to the Russian government than Trump did.”

Nahhh. Who knew?

Media

 

The Liberal Media Cries Racism After Kyle Rittenhouse Found ‘Not Guilty’

 
The Liberal Media Cries Racism After Kyle Rittenhouse Found 'Not Guilty'
 

Yet, the Left is reacting as if race was involved in this shooting. No—it was a white guy, who shot and killed two other white guys in self-defense. No black people were involved in this incident. No black people were killed, so please tell MSNBC Joy Reid that because she’s peddling a narrative that is not true. 

MSNBC also wondered if a federal prosecutor could step in and yank Rittenhouse back into court. 

 

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State City Median Household Income Mean Household Income
Alabama Mountain Brook $152,355 $238,595
Alaska Gateway $105,543 $122,157
Arizona Paradise Valley $211,393 $349,569
Arkansas Cave Springs $134,740 $160,462
California Atherton $250,000+ $526,856
Colorado Cherry Hills Village $250,000+ $417,633
Connecticut Darien $232,523 $365,528
Delaware North Star $137,917 $163,661
Florida Palm Beach $141,348 $328,465
Georgia Druid Hills $129,740 $203,775
Hawaii East Honolulu $133,165 $163,916
Idaho Eagle $92,807 $131,440
Illinois Winnetka $250,000+ $369,618
Indiana Zionsville $137,377 $184,232
Iowa Robins $131,078 $161,863
Kansas Mission Hills $250,000+ $427,739
Kentucky Indian Hills $190,313 $245,315
Louisiana Prairieville $99,953 $110,925
Maine Cumberland Center $99,500 $134,525
Maryland Brookmont $239,943 $383,336
Massachusetts Wellesley $197,132 $287,793
Michigan Bloomfield Hills $178,894 $298,982
Minnesota North Oaks $178,816 $245,753
Mississippi Madison $114,521 $139,275
Missouri Ladue $214,875 $304,837
Montana Helena Valley Northeast $96,146 $122,804
Nebraska Waverly $82,031 $92,876
Nevada Incline Village $99,006 $159,591
New Hampshire Hanover $109,514 $197,129
New Jersey Short Hills $250,000+ $403,233
New Mexico White Rock $135,964 $157,275
New York Scarsdale $250,000+ $462,556
North Carolina Marvin $206,469 $269,257
North Dakota Beulah $99,125 $105,273
Ohio The Village of Indian Hill $207,174 $326,076
Oklahoma Nichols Hills $186,912 $310,749
Oregon Cedar Mill $145,057 $183,683
Pennsylvania Fox Chapel $205,987 $290,007
Rhode Island Cumberland Hill $89,456 $101,795
South Carolina Isle of Palms $122,228 $175,009
South Dakota Dakota Dunes $118,966 $157,305
Tennessee Forest Hills $203,056 $299,069
Texas Hunters Creek Village $250,000+ $447,349
Utah Silver Summit $147,404 $237,463
Vermont Essex Junction $80,019 $97,621
Virginia Great Falls $238,125 $324,806
Washington Clyde Hill $238,958 $350,309
West Virginia Cheat Lake $89,310 $135,580
Wisconsin Merton $154,464 $181,359
Wyoming Ranchettes $99,403 $120,346

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Free States Must Defend the Right to Self-Defense

Free States Must Defend the Right to Self-Defense

The jury is sill out as I write this; I wish I could be confident that our justice system will provide what it promises and that the unjustly accused will leave the courthouse wearing a smile instead of handcuffs. Kyle Rittenhouse, who went into the void created by the cowardly leftist officials who refused to protect decent citizens from the militarized wing of the Democrat Party, might well be convicted. He got dragged through a legal nightmare, and if that’s all that happens to him, then that’s the best-case scenario. Us lawyers understand that evidence and law are not what determine jury verdicts; they are merely factors in a much bigger picture. Instead of facing life in prison, Kyle ought to get a medal for taking out several degenerates, including a promising potential Lincoln Project intern. 

If you are looking for justice, you won’t necessarily find it in a courthouse. 

The motive behind the atrocious shredding of our social contract represented by these charges and the lying prosecutors is clear. The idea is to neutralize citizen pushback against leftist stormtroopers, to make us afraid to do what we have an inalienable right to do and defend ourselves. Right now, no matter how clearly justified you are, no matter that the rap sheet of the scumbag you defended yourself against includes burglary, domestic violence, and/or the anal rape of little boys, you must weigh the potential of losing your livelihood and freedom against defending yourself and others. At best, you might face years of legal nightmares (criminal and civil) and media crucifixion. 

This is exactly what they want, and the purpose is to stop you from exercising your right to self-defense. But there is no reason that anyone in one of the free red states should ever have to worry that saving your own or others’ lives will ruin yours. The criminals and rioters started this. We have a right to finish it and then to go on with our lives thereafter in peace.
 

Where Republicans are in power, they must act decisively to lift the fear from citizens and put it back on the criminals, where it belongs. If the GOP can’t do this, if they can’t or won’t secure our ability to not be murdered, what the hell use are they? 

The folks we elect need to act, and there are many reforms begging to be enacted. In listing them, I consulted America’s self-defense guru, attorney Andrew F. Branca, whose Rittenhouse coverage has been sensational (you can get a free copy of his book, “The Law of Self Defense,” here: http://lawofselfdefense.com/freebook). 

The first thing our red lawmakers must do is clearly articulate the principle that self-defense is a right and a responsibility and that it is not some sort of outlier exception to the rule but, instead, a part of the basic foundation of our society. This should be achieved by a statute that unequivocally requires that the law be interpreted to make it hard for leftist prosecutors to undermine claims of self-defense. Such laws that weigh the scale in favor of outcomes in accord with public policy are common. A model statute might read: “It is the policy of the great State of [INSERT NAME OF NON-BLUE STATE HELLHOLE HERE] that the right of citizens to defend themselves from criminals, rioters, and other threats must be protected so that citizens may exercise their right without fear, and all criminal and civil laws shall be liberally construed to vindicate that right.” 

“Liberally construed” is a legal term of art that does not mean that it should be interpreted like some pinko wants, but rather that any applicable law should be construed to facilitate the stated goal – here, that of ensuring that citizens can cap any criminals threatening them and walk away scot-free. 

We need to understand that leftist lawfare considers the process as part of the punishment, and legislators must therefore provide for an expedited pre-trial process to eliminate criminal cases where the state cannot disprove self-defense. This is an important point – self-defense is often merely a defense to a charge, and “the force was not used in self-defense” is not an element of the crime, meaning that in many cases, the state need not disprove self-defense by beyond a reasonable doubt. The accused has to prove a defense. 

Nah. The hell with that noise. Make the state disprove a self-defense claim at a special proceeding long before trial, then make the state disprove it again to a jury at trial. Yes, that means two bites at the apple of freedom – the howling leftists correctly assess that we are firmly favoring self-defenders. These self-defense immunity pre-trial hearings exist in some places and are often mislabeled “stand your ground trials,” which they are NOT – they are hearings. The burden of proof must be properly set — in the free state of Florida, for example, the state has the burden to disprove self-defense at an immunity hearing by clear and convincing evidence, not merely by the lesser standard of a preponderance on the defense. I’d make the burden beyond a reasonable doubt. 

Next, during the court process, we need to make sure some of the basic premises about self-defense are clarified: “A claim arising under the right to self-defense shall not be impeached, limited or challenged by the fact that the person claiming to exercise the right was lawfully present at the site of a riot or tumult, that he traveled any distance to the location where he was lawfully present, or that he was armed, or the type of weapon he used.” No, a big, scary AR-15 does not negate your right. Nor does the fact you didn’t scamper and hide like a sissy. 
 

Also, a person using force to defend himself against rioters must be presumed to use it lawfully. And we need to clarify that force may be used to defend property (Branca observes that in Texas, you can defend property – cool). Let’s go further and allow the defense of pets. I’ve had friends whose dogs were attacked by these savages – their dogs, people! Call that the “John Wick Law.” Hurt a dog, die like one. 

Further: “The jury shall be instructed that unarmed individuals can pose a grave threat to armed individuals, and that a person attempting to take the weapon of the self-defender by force or threat of force shall be presumed to intend to use that weapon upon the self-defender.” Try to take a piece? Better make your peace. 

Let’s also give the jury the full story and require that the entire criminal history of the target be revealed to the jury and that the jury be instructed that this history can be considered on the question of whether the self-defender was threatened. No, the self-defender might not know the history of the target when he fires, but who cares? Justice demands the jury know who got shot since it has a bearing on why he got himself into the position where he needed to get shot. 
 

And we just found out that the prosecutors in the Rittenhouse case were playing games with the evidence, substituting a hi-res version of a video for an unclear one that showed much less. We need a one strike rule for this kind of misconduct – if the DA cheats, the accused walks. Period. And not just in self-defense cases. The last few years have been a huge red pill to conservatives as the authorities have totally squandered any goodwill or deference we might have once had with their shameful attempts to frame political opponents. 

A bogus criminal charge by a Soros-owned DA can financially devastate a citizen, so let’s make the DA put some municipal skin in the game. Red legislatures must pass laws that ensure that not only does the locality have to pay all the defense costs of an acquitted accused, but the locality must pay his other damages, like lost wages and emotional distress. DAs, go ahead and charge him if you really believe it’s not self-defense, but be prepared to put your money where your indictment is. 

And in civil cases, that is, lawsuits by scumbags who got shot, we need a threshold motion to dismiss along the lines of the anti-SLAPP motions that protect free speech. The same evidentiary rules as above should apply, and the losing criminal should have to pay attorney’s fees to the self-defender. 

We need to normalize self-defense, and we need to allocate the fear of violence to where it belongs – the criminals. Get on it, red legislatures! 

 

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Corruption* 

*Editors Note: This is a new section we have included because we believe that corruption is probably no less than it’s always been but to show it’s part and particle of the Democrap parties way of doing business which ends up costing taxpayers because government contracts and laws more so than not are awarded and given to the Demcrap supporters. We include Connecticut not because many people would be surprised that corruption is rampant there but just as an example of what is happening every place Democrats are in power. 

Corruption in Connecticut switches political parties

Two decades ago government corruption in Connecticut was a spectacularly Republican phenomenon.

First state Treasurer Paul Silvester, appointed by Gov. John G. Rowland to fill a vacancy, was caught taking bribes for awarding pension fund management contracts. Silvester and nine others were convicted on federal charges and Silvester went to prison.

Then Rowland himself was caught taking from state contractors gifts that might as well have been bribes. Facing a bipartisan impeachment inquiry by the General Assembly, Rowland resigned, was indicted on federal charges, confessed, and went to prison too.

 

The first, Bridgeport state Sen. Dennis A. Bradley, is charged with campaign finance fraud along with his treasurer, and one of his campaign aides has already pleaded guilty.

The second legislator, West Haven state Rep. Michael DiMassa, who resigned this week, was also an aide to the City Council and is charged with embezzling more than $600,000 from the city’s federal virus epidemic relief money, using phony invoices from a dummy company. The scheme described in the indictment seems so threadbare that it has impugned the rest of city government, raising suspicion DiMassa had help.

But then management long has been lacking in government in West Haven. Because of its former insolvency, since 2017 the city has been operating under the supervision of the state Municipal Accountability Review Board.

Last month a City Hall employee in the Democratic bastion of Hartford was fired for destroying financial records of the office where she handled cash and fee payments. Her office had just come under audit.

Of course there always will be corruption in politics and government, and Connecticut Democrats may argue that the recent charges are not really so much when the party runs nearly everything here. But as Republican legislators note, with state and municipal governments now rolling in more federal emergency aid than they know what to do with, comprehensive auditing is required.
 

The state Office of Policy and Management promises more auditing, but that office belongs to the governor, also a Democrat, who, preparing to seek re-election next November, may not be eager to overturn every rock in every city and town with a Democratic administration. Ideally some of the emergency federal money should be used to hire outside, politically unconnected auditors — a lot of them.

But then little in government in Connecticut is seriously audited, and the fraud suggested by the indictments of the legislators and the firing of the Hartford City Hall employee is the least of the fraud problem. For expensive policies from which thousands of state and local government employees and contractors draw their livelihoods long have failed to educate, lift the dependent to self-sufficiency, and repair the cities, even as those policies keep devouring hundreds of millions of dollars each year without getting a fraction of the attention given to West Haven by the “accountability review” board.

Since they sustain so many dependents, those failing policies might defeat even an army of auditors.

Presiding in the DiMassa case, U.S. District Judge Sarah A.L. Merriam said the defendant is being treated for gambling addiction. The indictment says DiMassa used some of the embezzled money to buy thousands of dollars in casino gambling chips.

But having recently legalized sports betting and put itself into the bookmaking business, state government will just shrug at West Haven’s financial loss and the wreckage of DiMassa’s life. They will be considered a cost of doing business, sure to be offset by state government’s increased take from gambling, which includes monthly tribute from the state’s two Indian casinos.

Casino gambling and embezzlement always go hand in hand and no thought will be given to this latest evidence.

But the governor and legislature at least should wonder why the latest political corruption indictments are federal. Do Connecticut’s own prosecutors have no resources for pursuing political corruption, or just no interest?

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The Biden White House Dumpster Fire

 
The Biden White House Dumpster Fire

President Joe Biden’s plunging public approval rating isn’t his problem. It is a reflection of his problem.

Biden held a big ceremony this week to sign the bipartisan infrastructure bill, the $1.2 trillion measure passed after months of wrangling in Congress. The public is well aware of it. And yet, in a new Washington Post poll, taken after the bill’s passage, Biden’s job approval rating has hit a new low — just 38% among registered voters, versus 57% who disapprove. So much for those Democrats who thought passing a big bill would boost Biden’s numbers.

Here’s what’s worse — much worse. For many years, pollsters have asked what is called the “generic ballot” question. There are many ways to say it, but it is basically, “If the election were today, would you vote for the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in your district?” In the new Post poll, 51% of registered voters said the Republican candidate and 41% said the Democratic candidate.

For people who follow the generic ballot, that’s a stunning number. Usually Democrats lead Republicans on the question. In fact, the GOP has never had a number as high as 51% in decades of Post polling. Even before big wins in 1994 and 2010, Republicans did not have that big a lead in the generic ballot. But now, it’s 10 points — a “historically strong result for Republicans on this measure,” according to the Post. Watch for panic among Democrats that a White House signing ceremony won’t ease.

That’s a major problem for Democrats. But an even bigger problem is the state and future of the Biden White House. The issue, simply put, is whether the soon-to-turn-79-year-old president — the oldest in U.S. history — will be able to run for reelection in 2024. And if he doesn’t, whether his unpopular vice president, Kamala Harris, can win the Democratic nomination to succeed him. And if she can’t win, who can?

The speculation, finger-pointing, and backbiting caused by the uncertainty is well under way. Recently CNN published a piece in which unnamed Biden allies trashed Harris — the lead to the story was, “Worn out by what they see as entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus, key West Wing aides have largely thrown up their hands at Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff — deciding there simply isn’t time to deal with them right now.”

Even Harris’ supporters, CNN reported, “see no coherent public sense of what she’s done or trying to do as vice president.” Those same supporters pointed the finger at the Biden White House, saying Harris has been “sidelined” by the president.

While Biden is struggling, Harris is struggling even more. Media reports suggest that a number of Democrats — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar — are positioning themselves as possible 2024 candidates should Biden not run and Harris have insufficient support to claim the nomination. “President Joe Biden says he intends to run for reelection in 2024,” Politico reports. “But not all Democrats believe him. Nor are they convinced his No. 2 would be the clear heir if he did choose to opt out.”

Were that scenario to materialize, of course, there would be a huge fight inside the Democratic Party, with an old, weak president leaving the stage and each candidate having supporters, and above it all the Harris side raising the question of what it would mean for the party to cast aside a woman who is both the first female vice president and the first vice president of color.
 

It’s a mess. To put it mildly, it is not good if you are a new president, less than a year into the job, and people in your own party are speculating that you can’t make it past one term and your vice president isn’t strong enough to succeed you.

All of this stems from one fact: Biden is too old to be president. Democrats knew when they chose him that Biden would be 82 at the end of his term and, if reelected, would serve until he was 86 years old. That is unprecedented in American history. On top of that, Biden has clearly slowed down in recent years — looking at videos from a decade ago, when he was vice president, he was noticeably more vigorous than he is today. (And it’s not as if Biden was ever a brilliant leader, capable of shouldering the responsibilities of the presidency, even in his prime.)

Put it all together, and the Biden White House, just months into power, has become a dumpster fire. Some of its problems are fixable. But other problems are structural — they won’t get better even if Congress passes this or that bill. Biden’s age, of course, was not a secret during the 2020 campaign. Voters knew what they were getting. And now they’re getting it.

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Biden’s FCC Nominee: Fox News Is State Media…and Must Be Regulated to Death

Biden's FCC Nominee: Fox News Is State Media...and Must Be Regulated to Death

We have Americans still trapped in Afghanistan, rising inflation, lackluster jobs growth, an immigration fiasco, and are still awaiting the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial—so you can see how this story fell below the radar. If you’re in conservative media, pay attention because Joe Biden’s nominee for FCC commissioner has been quite vocal about regulating us to death. The wolf is about to enter the hen house—and even some conservative outlets are supporting this effort. Why? Two words: Fox News. 

 

One America News Network has been vocal about their support for this nominee. Hill sources told Townhall that Newsmax might be onboard, as they see this woman as one who could deliver a death blow to their number one competitor. Allow me to introduce you to Gigi Sohn—and her left-wing bias is widely documented (via WSJ): 

Ms. Sohn founded the leftwing group Public Knowledge that has long sought more government control of the internet and media. She was a counselor to Obama FCC Chair Tom Wheeler and was a driving force behind the “net neutrality” regulation that classified broadband providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934.

The Wheeler rule banned broadband carriers from charging heavy-bandwidth consuming websites like Netflix and Facebook more to carry their content. The enormous regulatory uncertainty caused broadband investment to decline, though it picked up after the Trump FCC scrapped the rule. Ms. Sohn supports making the Wheeler rule even more burdensome.

“I’m not advocating for just reinstating the old rules,” Ms. Sohn told the media site CNET last year. “We need to push for FCC authority to adopt policy to handle issues like zero-rating and data caps.” Progressives want the government to regulate broadband rates like electricity prices, and Ms. Sohn’s musings suggest she’d be on board.

She’s also hinted at deploying the agency’s regulatory power to censor conservative media and revive a version of its mooted fairness doctrine. “For all my concerns about #Facebook, I believe that Fox News has had the most negative impact on our democracy,” she tweeted in October 2020. “It’s state-sponsored propaganda, with few if any opposing viewpoints.”

Ms. Sohn seems to believe that the state is endorsing conservative speech by allowing cable companies to carry it. She also has suggested using the FCC’s power over broadcast licenses to censor conservative outlets. After Tribune Broadcasting abandoned its merger with the conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2018, she declared “Today is a good day for every American who believes that diversity of voices in the media is better for our democracy” and urged the FCC to “look at whether Sinclair is qualified to be a broadcast licensee at all.”

She could also use the agency’s power to block mergers that expand conservative media’s reach. Left-wing activists have petitioned the FCC to block the sale of a Spanish-language radio station in Miami to the conservative-leaning América CV Network, which Democratic Congress Members suggested in a letter to the agency wasn’t operating in the “public interest” and might have propagated election misinformation.

The FCC is currently split 2-2, and if Ms. Sohn is confirmed, Democrats will move quickly on the progressive agenda.

Yet, you can see the end game here, whereas OANN and others can’t. She won’t just stop with Fox News if given the chance. Once she’s done gutting them—she’ll come after them. This is a warning shot to all conservative outlets. This woman is about to lead a raid the likes of which most cannot recover. It’s the state crushing opinion it doesn’t like. It’s the Democrat-media complex doing wet work—and it will be brutally applied. 

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Biden Moves to Destroy Religious-Based Childcare

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To hear the Biden administration talk about it, there’s something for literally everybody in the 2,000-plus pages of the $1.8 trillion Build Back Better spending packages. After all, you’ll get tax breaks if you want to buy an electric bike, and there will be federal money available to you if you work as a doula, as my PJ Media colleague Rick Moran pointed out recently.

But there’s one group that won’t benefit from the largesse that Build Back Better offers if the bill passes as-is: child care facilities affiliated with religious institutions.

The New York Times is reporting that lobbyists are trying to talk Congress into stripping a provision from Build Back Better that would prevent religious preschools and child care centers from receiving their share of the gargantuan funds.

The provision at issue is a standard one in many federal laws, which would mandate that all providers comply with federal nondiscrimination statutes. Religious organizations, whose child care programs are currently exempt from some such laws, argue that it would effectively block many of their providers from participating, while civil rights advocates contend it is long past time for such institutions to comply.

Some of the faith groups are pressing lawmakers to scrap or modify the nondiscrimination language, asserting that it would essentially shut them out of the new federal program unless they made major changes to the way they operate. For instance, it could bar federal funds from going to programs that refused to hire a gay employee, gave preference to applicants of their faith or failed to renovate their facilities to accommodate disabled students.

The NYT reports that while reliable Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) wants to include faith-based childcare centers in the legislation, House Democrats unsurprisingly want to leave out “any organization that discriminates.”

The Times details what’s at stake:

The bill would provide nearly $400 billion to help states build universal prekindergarten and affordable child care programs over six years. It is intended to ensure that the vast majority of families — those with four-person households earning up to $300,000 — spend no more than 7 percent of their income on child care. Families that earn under 75 percent of the state’s median income would pay nothing.

It explicitly includes religious organizations.

“Nothing in this section shall preclude the use of such certificates for sectarian child care services if freely chosen by the parent,” it says. “For the purposes of this section, child care certificates shall be considered federal financial assistance to the provider.”

Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, addressed this provision in Build Back Better on his podcast on Wednesday. He stated that the attempt to exclude religious schools from receiving federal funds is part of what he calls the left’s “moral revolution.”

As we have seen, the setup in our entire cultural moment is for the moral revolution to win at the expense of religious liberty. And what that means, of course, is that the newly invented artificial rights of the sexual revolution are threatening to take the place, indeed to displace, the actual recognition and respect for religious liberty that is demanded by the United States Constitution.

Now when you look at this you would say, “Well, this can’t be entirely new, because we’re looking at the fact that the government has been involved in funding many of these programs before.” But as this [ New York Times] article makes clear, what has been hidden in the giant social spending bill proposed by the Biden administration is language that would change the rules.

The most substantive change might not have been recognized at first. It’s a change from funding these programs through block grants given to the states to changing the situation to direct funding by federal programs.

Now, here’s the big difference: there have been organizations, even ministries, Christian organizations, that had participated in those programs through funding by the block grants. That meant that they did not come directly under the non-discrimination provisions declared by the federal government.

But the change proposed here is not accidental; it’s very intentional. It’s an intentional effort, and it’s being demanded by some on the political left — an intentional effort to bring all of these programs under the moral revolution mandated by the federal government. And that means that religious institutions and religious organizations would not be able to operate these schools in a way consistent with their own beliefs, especially when it comes to the gender and sexual morality revolution the entire ray of issues most importantly summarized as LGBTQ.

He has a valid point. We’ve moved past “bake the cake, bigot” to “we’re going to withhold federal funds from you unless you play by all of our rules, bigot.”

If First Amendment protected religious liberty gets in the way of that agenda, they will restrict it. This is one of many reasons why Build Back Better must be stopped.

Media

by Becket Adams, 

 

In a statement, NBC News admitted this actually happened.

“Last night,” the network said in a statement, “a freelancer received a traffic citation. While the traffic violation took place near the jury van, the freelancer never contacted or intended to contact the jurors during deliberations, and never photographed or intended to photograph them.”

 

It adds, “We regret the incident and will fully cooperate with the authorities on any investigation.”

“The jury in this case is being transported from a different location in a bus with the windows covered so that they [aren’t] exposed to any sides, by one side or another, by interests in the case,” Schroeder said in the courtroom Thursday. “So, I’m going to call it a ‘sealed bus.’ And that has been done every day, and then they’re brought here to this building.”

He added, “Last evening, a person who identified himself as James ‘Jim’ Morrison, and who claimed that he was a producer with NBC News, employed for MSNBC, and under the supervision of someone named Irene Byon in New York for MSNBC, the police, when they stopped him because he was following at a distance of about a block and went through a red light, pulled him over and inquired of him what was going on. And he gave that information and stated that he had been instructed by Miss Byon in New York to follow the jury bus. The matter is under further investigation at this point, and the media has asked questions about it. That’s the latest I have.”

The judge informed the court of his decision to bar MSNBC as he read the police account of the alleged traffic stop.

“I have instructed that no one from MSNBC will be permitted in this building for the duration of this trial,” Schroeder said. “This is a very serious matter, and I don’t know what the ultimate truth of it is. But absolutely it would go without much thinking that someone who is following the jury bus — that is a very extremely serious matter.”

Schroeder concluded, saying the matter will be referred to the proper authorities for “further action.”

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Richest/Poorest

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Palm Beach, Florida. Amazing aerial view of coastline.
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Richest city: Palm Beach

Median household income: $141,348

Palm Beach’s glitzy resorts, glorious mansions and sandy beaches draw plenty of affluent residents and retirees.

Several billionaires and business people own property in the area, including Citadel CEO Ken Griffin and Fidelity Investments CEO Abigail Johnson, says Fox Business.

It’s also home to Mar-a-Lago, former president Donald Trump’s private members club, which costs a nonrefundable $200,000 membership fee plus $14,000 in annual dues, according to The Washington Post.

Poorest city: Pine Manor

Median household income: $22,052

Pine Manor has a population of just under 5,000, but has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation, at 54.4%, says 24/7 Wall St. — that’s over half the population.

It’s maybe not so surprisingly, then, that despite its small population, the cuty is still a fairly high-crime area that’s been prone to car-jackings and firearms raids in the past.

Good News

A study has managed to reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice by administering drugs currently used to treat hypertension and inflammation in humans.

In this study, scientists at IRB Barcelona led by Dr. Aloy have characterized three stages of Alzheimer’s disease, namely initial, intermediate, and advanced.

For each of these stages, they have analyzed the behavior of the animals, studied the effects on the brain (specifically the hippocampus at the tissue level), and performed a molecular analysis to measure gene expression and protein levels.

The approach adopted has allowed them to describe the development of the disease at a level of detail hitherto unknown and also compare it with healthy aging.

“What we have observed is that, although Alzheimer’s disease shares some features of accelerated ageing, it is also affected by totally different ageing processes,” says Dr. Aloy. “This disease is caused by the abnormal accumulation of certain proteins, and we have seen that, in some cases, this is not caused by overproduction but by an error in their removal,” he adds.

Chemical Checker: detection of the most promising molecules

Having characterized the disease, the scientists used the Chemical Checker, a computational tool developed by the same research group to find drugs already on the market with the capacity to reverse the effects at the cellular level.

This tool has allowed them to identify a series of possible candidates, which were tested in various mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease.

Four drugs—two non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, dexketoprofen and etodolac, along with two anti-hypertensives, penbutolol and bendroflumethiazide, proved effective at reversing the disease and neutralizing symptoms in these mice. They published the study in Genome Medicine.

“Epidemiological studies already indicated that people who regularly take antiinflammatories show a lower incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, but this had not been correlated with a specific medication or mechanism.

“The results that we are publishing are most promising, and we hope that further research can be done on them because they could give rise to a paradigm shift in the treatment of this disease,” says Dr. Aloy.

Early diagnosis of the disease

In addition to paving new avenues of research for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, the characterization of the distinct stages of this condition published in this study favors early diagnosis.

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease at an early stage, when damage to the brain is still minimal, is one of the main research focuses to tackle this condition and to reduce symptoms.

Source: Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

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Donald Trump Shreds Joe Biden In New Interview

On Tuesday he interviewed the 45th President of the United States and they touched on some key points that Trump wanted known.

“They [Big Media] has one subject they don’t want to talk about – the 2020 Election scam.  It all involves around that,” he said.

And he also had some words for his successor, President Joe Biden, and the damage he said he has done to the United States.
 

“We’re not going to have a country in three years.  This guy did this in nine months.  He destroyed our country. You know I say Make America Great Again.  That was my theme and it was going to be Keep America Great.  I gave that away… America’s not great now.  America is a laughing stock all over the world,” the 45th president said.

“At first, I thought they were incompetent and now I realize they want it [the Southern Border] open,” he said.

And he talked about the massive amount of cash that so many politicians make from their time in the job.

“Look at the money they make.  They’re full time politicians.  Pelosi, and all these people, Waters, Obama.  I expected to lose a lot of money.  I lost millions.  I expected that.  I was ok.  These people made money being President,” he said.

And he told Lindell that he believes the nation is not evenly split amongst Democrats and Republicans. He thinks that there are more people who align with the Republican party but, he believes, Democrats use nefarious tactics to get them to a 50 / 50 split of the electorate.

“I don’t think it’s a 50/50 country.  When you have things like voter ID, defund the police, open borders, sanctuary cities, all of the stuff they have.  I don’t believe 50% of the people vote for them.  I think they cheat on elections, and they do other things, and that gets them up to that 50%.  But they can’t have 50% with those policies,” he said.

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One Month After Debt Limit Increased by $480 Billion, Treasury Secretary Warns We’ll Be Out of Money Before Christmas

 

The U.S. could hit its debt limit on Dec. 15, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told lawmakers on Tuesday.

Yellen is now urging lawmakers to raise the federal debt limit, according to The New York Times. She originally suggested the limit could be hit on Dec. 3.

This extension gives Congress more time to strike a deal to raise the nation’s debt cap. But Yellen is still pushing for fast action because the Treasury could quickly run out of money and not be able to keep financing the government.

fficient remaining resources to continue to finance the operations of the U.S. government beyond this date. … To ensure the full faith and credit of the United States, it is critical that Congress raise or suspend the debt limit as soon as possible,” she wrote, according to the Times.

This comes after Congress just extended the debt limit by $480 billion last month to Dec. 3 so that the government could keep borrowing from the Treasury Department.

Last month, when trying to get the limit raised, Yellen argued that failing to raise the debt ceiling would “probably cause a recession” and would risk Social Security payments, military paychecks and child tax credit payments, NBC News reported.

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This month, it’s a similar story as Yellen seeks to have the debt ceiling raised once again.

One of the issues in particular that is requiring more money, and thus a suspension or raise of the debt limit, is the recently passed $1 trillion infrastructure bill that Biden signed into law Monday.

With that infrastructure bill going through, money now has to be transferred to the Highway Trust Fund.

Yellen told Congress that raising or suspending the ceiling will remove the possibility of a default on the country’s debt obligations.

Treasury Sec: Americans Will Suffer Under Biden’s Historic Inflation for at Least 14 More Months

Last month, when trying to pass a similar measure and meeting with Republican resistance, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer highlighted the fact that he does not want Republicans to endanger American credit by using it as a tool of political leverage.

“America’s full faith and credit must never be used as a political bargaining chip. I hope my Republican colleagues relent from trying to make it one when we revisit this issue soon,” he said, according to NBC.

Last month’s extensions required some Republicans to work with Democrats, but Minority Leader Mitch McConnell warned everyone last month that it would not happen again.

The Democrats should not rely on Republican senators working with them again on “any future effort to mitigate the consequences of Democratic mismanagement,” McConnell wrote in a letter to the president.

“Your lieutenants on Capitol Hill now have the time they claimed they lacked to address the debt ceiling through standalone reconciliation, and all the tools to do it. They cannot invent another crisis and ask for my help,” he wrote.

 

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Voters Now Favor GOP By 13 Points for House, Senate

With the midterms elections now less than a year away, Republicans have a double-digit lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, if the elections for Congress were held today, 51% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate, while 38% would vote for the Democrat. Just three percent (3%) would vote for some other candidate, but another eight percent (8%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

In January 2018, before voters handed Democrats their first House majority in eight years, Democrats held an eight-point advantage (45% to 37%) in the generic ballot question. That margin narrowed as the November 2018 midterms neared, and was a statistical dead heat – Republicans 46%, Democrats 45% – in the final poll before Democrats won a slim House majority while Republicans maintained control of the Senate.

 

The survey of 2,500 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on November 8-11, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of whites, 30% of black voters and 47% of other minorities would vote Republican if the election were held today. Sixty-three percent (63%) of black voters, 33% of whites and 38% of other minorities would vote Democrat.

Slightly more women voters than men favor Republican control of Congress.

Voters under 40 favor Democrats by a margin of 49% to 40%, but majorities of older voters – 56% of those ages 40-64 and 57% of those 65 and older – would vote Republican.

Breaking down the electorate by income brackets, Republicans enjoy their largest advantage – 55% to 37% – among voters earning between $50,000 and $100,000 a year.

The Republican advantage is smaller among voters who attended college, and Democrats have a narrow edge – 46% to 44% – among those with postgraduate degrees.

Entrepreneurs and retirees strongly favor the GOP, and most private sector workers would vote Republican, while government employees slightly favor Democrats.

Voters increasingly distrust reporting about politics, and most think the media are less aggressive in questioning President Joe Biden than they were with former President Donald Trump.

The sagging popularity of President Joe Biden has political consequences, as more than half of voters say they would vote against Biden-endorsed candidates in their state. An endorsement by former President Donald Trump would be more valuable, particularly with independent voters.

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 Biden Blunders

Ass Hole of the Day

Democrat wants employers to let black workers take day off after Rittenhouse verdict

 

This is not wokeness. This is just stupid. It’s almost insulting to blacks.

“Employers, consider giving your Black employees a day or two off after the Rittenhouse verdict,” McKelvey tweeted . “Regardless of the outcome, it’s going to be hard for Black people to work and it isn’t fair to expect them to.”

 

In the Rittenhouse trial, the accused is not black. The victims are not black. The lawyers are not black. The judge is not black.

It is hogwash to assert that the trial or verdict has any meaningful effect on the black community. And I am guessing that, outside the fever swamps of cable news, the overwhelming majority of black people do not even care about the trial or its outcome.

Only in America can you find a person who feels the black community is so traumatized by a white teenager shooting white people in self-defense that they need mental health days off from work.

This epitomizes the lazy, fragile, cowardly, race-obsessed sycophancy of the Democratic Party. They pretend to care about and help the black community, but their actions do irreparable harm.

Several black Republicans took issue with McKelvey’s statement. Former California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder found the statement nonsensical and hypocritical. “How many white people were given the day off after a jury allowed double murderer O.J. Simpson to walk?” Elder told me.

YG Nyghtstorm , the Godchild of Dr. Alveda King and candidate for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District, was also very critical of the tweet.

“So a white kid that defends himself from other white people attacking him from other white people is somehow white supremacy,” Nyghtstorm said. “This is ridiculous, and to say that black people are too emotionally weak where we cannot go to work due to his verdict is just plain stupid. I’ve seen racism, and this ain’t it.”

 

Media

Voters’ Distrust of Media’s Political Coverage Jumps; 58% Say Reporters Are Softer on Biden than They Were on Trump

 
A majority of U.S. likely voters now say they both distrust what the media’s telling them about political issues and think the media is being softer on President Joe Biden than they were on his predecessor, Donald Trump.

A new Rasmussen survey finds that 53% of U.S. voters distrust the media’s political reporting – a ten-point jump from the 43% who distrusted the media four months ago, in July. Likewise, the percentage saying they do trust political news has dropped, from 37% to 33%. In the latest poll, 14% say they’re not sure, one way or the other.

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U.N. leaders expose themselves as climate frauds after hastily changing deal at China’s, India’s request

“The #COP26 is over. Here’s a brief summary: Blah, blah, blah,” Thunberg tweeted.

On Nov. 13, about 200 countries agreed to a deal that is supposed to cut down on emissions worldwide.

However, though an agreement was reached and signed, no one is being fooled into thinking this is actually going to be all that effective.

“COP26 has closed the gap, but it has not solved the problem,” Niklas Hoehne, a climate researcher at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, said, according to Nature.com.

Climate change talks always target fossil fuels, of course. This conference particularly seemed to be on the warpath against coal. But thanks to India and China, coal is still going to be burning.

This caused an outcry from other countries, since China and India are two of the world’s greatest coal burners.

“China and India are going to have to explain themselves to the most climate vulnerable countries in the world,” said Alok Sharma, a U.K. lawmaker who led the COP26 negotiations, according to The Guardian.

The whole conference is largely recognized as a failure and a weak agreement, rather than a great victory. The Guardian ran a headline saying, “It could have been worse, but our leaders failed us at COP26. That’s the truth of it.”

At the foundation, any agreement like this that is not legally binding is not going to be terribly effective. Add to that the fact that China and India, two of the world’s greatest carbon polluters, are going to do what they want anyway, and you begin to question what the conference accomplished at all.

As far as climate change, the conference really only accomplished “blah, blah, blah.” But it highlighted some important geopolitical stances, particularly China’s and America’s.

Though there have been warnings that climate change will end our planet and doomsday is approaching if we don’t lower carbon emissions, some countries like China have decided that they are powerful enough to just ignore it. In fact, China’s President Xi Jinping didn’t even show up to the conference.

This just goes to show that so much of the activity regarding climate change is just political posturing. And the most powerful players are making their stances known. Jinping not showing up to COP26, along with China’s representative pressuring for the change of wording in the pact, are clear signals that China sees itself as powerful enough to just do whatever it wants.

Meanwhile, in the U.S., Biden is trying to take extreme climate change action. It’s more political posturing — just on the other side of the spectrum as China. While Jinping is flexing his muscles, Biden is trying to play nice and appease all the other kids on the playground.

 

“The whole world is watching. If these bills don’t come to pass, then the U.S. will be coming to Glasgow with some fine words … not much else. It won’t be enough,” Rachel Kyte, dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a climate adviser for the United Nations Secretary General, told the New York Times in October.

Climate change is a significant political vehicle. Biden’s administration is trying to play nice with China on this issue, in hopes of bettering the relationship.

John Kerry, the U.S.’s climate change envoy, and his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, made a good show of agreeing that the countries will work together on cutting emissions.

 

This greased the wheels ahead of Jinping and Biden’s upcoming virtual meeting. Biden seems to be desperately trying to keep China calm and happy with the U.S. COP26 was just one more way to try to smooth things over with China.

So, while the COP26 conference and pact may be considered an environmental failure, there was plenty going on under the surface. China and the U.S. did not waste this opportunity to show the world where they stand in relation to each other and everyone else. China made sure to come out as the strong man calling the shots, while Biden kept the U.S. looking tentative and unsure of itself.

Even if the planet is in imminent danger, climate change meetings are just a political outlet at this point for the power players. This conference was just a ploy.

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What The MSM Doesn’t Want You To Know

 

Kamala Harris sidelined amid growing tensions with Biden, insiders say

Vice President Kamala Harris feels increasingly isolated inside the White House as her approval ratings plummet — with the first female veep believing she’s not getting the same support given to other members of the Biden administration, according to a detailed new report.

“It’s hard to miss the specific energy that the White House brings to defend a white man, knowing that Kamala Harris has spent almost a year taking a lot of the hits that the West Wing didn’t want to take themselves,” a former Harris aide told CNN, which based its report on interviews with nearly three dozen insiders. 

The ex-staffer was referring to the Biden administration springing to defend Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for taking paternity leave amid the global supply chain crisis. Buttigieg is considered a potential challenger to Harris for the Democratic presidential nomination either in 2024 or 2028.

Despite their public show of unity, Biden and his right-hand woman have a dysfunctional relationship that has reached an “exhausted stalemate,” according the network.

Kamala Harris.
Vice President Kamala Harris reportedly feels she’s not getting the same support President Biden gives to white male politicians.

At a time when the president would usually be expected to promote his vice president as a future replacement, Biden has instead been sidelining Harris as a potential liability, the report said. 

For their part, Harris’ allies are reportedly frustrated with the president for dumping politically fraught issues in her lap — including, infamously, the ongoing illegal immigration crisis at the US-Mexico border. “They’re consistently sending her out there on losing issues in the wrong situations for her skill set,” summed up one former top Harris aide to CNN. 

Other aides say the vice president should have asked for better-defined responsibilities at the start of the administration, but has not done so out of fear of appearing disloyal to the president.

In March, Biden announced that Harris would lead the administration’s talks with Mexico and Central American countries about slowing the tide of migrants crossing the US border. 

Kamala Harris and Joe Biden shake hands.
Vice President Kamala Harris and President Biden’s dysfunctional relationship has reached an “exhausted stalemate,” according to a source.

However, with the exception of a rocky visit to Mexico and Guatemala in early June and a brief trip to El Paso at the end of that month, Harris has largely avoided the issue in public. Last month — while Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Attorney General Merrick Garland and Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas met with their Mexican counterparts about the issue — Harris was in New Jersey to promote Biden’s multitrillion-dollar social spending bill.

Insiders told CNN the West Wing has been especially bothered by Harris’ handling of the border issue. The veep’s trip to Mexico and Guatemala was overshadowed by a disastrous interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt, in which Harris responded to Holt by noting that she hadn’t yet been to the frontier region by chuckling and joking: “And I haven’t been to Europe.”

Immigration advocates have also expressed disappointment with Harris. Fernando García, executive director of Border Network for Human Rights, told CNN that he was optimistic Harris would take action, but she instead just “disappeared.”

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Harris and Biden are seen together at an event — as they grow increasingly distant, insiders say.
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“We haven’t heard any substantive messaging push for better immigration policies,” he told CNN. “We haven’t seen her leadership.”

CNN reported that those close to Harris are miffed at the White House for, in their view, failing to mount a stronger defense of the vice president over the Holt interview. However, Biden aides were similarly silent when Harris inflicted her own political wounds by sending a tweet the Saturday before Memorial Day telling Americans to “[e]njoy the long weekend” while making no mention of honoring the country’s war dead — as well as when she told a college student who claimed Israel was committing “ethnic genocide” that “your truth should not be suppressed.”

Kamala Harris.
The Biden administration has been particularly bothered by Vice President Kamala Harris’ handling of the border crisis.

The outlet also reported that Harris did not attend most of the meetings Biden held with members of Congress as he attempted to secure passage of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. At one point on Nov. 5, with the White House attempting to lock down crucial votes, Harris visited a NASA facility in suburban Maryland. 

Eleni Kounalakis, the lieutenant governor of California and a longtime friend of Harris, confirmed there is irritation.

“It is natural that those of us who know her know how much more helpful she can be than she is currently being asked to be,” she told CNN. “That’s where the frustration is coming from.”

The CNN report is not the first time Harris has been the focus of DC whispers. At the end of June, Politico reported that her office was “chaotic” with a “tense and at times dour” atmosphere.“

“People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment,” one source told the outlet at the time. “It’s not a healthy environment and people often feel mistreated. It’s not a place where people feel supported but a place where people feel treated like s—.”

That report suggested that efforts by Harris’ chief of staff, Tina Flournoy, to shield the VP from criticism had instead led to Flournoy dismissing or ignoring staff ideas, refusing to delegate responsibility, unnecessarily prolonging decisions, and shifting the blame for negative outcomes.

On Sunday, Flournoy denied being one of those taking sides against her boss.

“If someone is accusing me of being loyal to Joe Biden, I’ll take that. If someone is accusing me of being disloyal to Kamala Harris, I won’t take that,” Flournoy told CNN. “She doesn’t believe there is a conflict between being loyal to her and being loyal to Joe Biden.”

Harris’ spokeswoman Symone Sanders also dismissed insiders’ griping.

“It is unfortunate that after a productive trip to France in which we reaffirmed our relationship with America’s oldest ally and demonstrated US leadership on the world stage, and following passage of a historic, bipartisan infrastructure bill that will create jobs and strengthen our communities, some in the media are focused on gossip — not on the results that the president and the vice president have delivered,” Sanders said.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki joined the defense of Harris Sunday night, tweeting: “For anyone who needs to hear it. @VP is not only a vital partner to @POTUS but a bold leader who has taken on key, important challenges facing the country—from voting rights to addressing root causes of migration to expanding broadband.”

The revelations emerged days after a USA Today/Suffolk University poll showed Biden with an approval rating of 37.8 percent, a new low for the president. However, Harris’ approval rating was 10 points lower, at 27.8 percent. 

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Biden Blunders

White House’s Answer on Why Joe Biden Called Kyle Rittenhouse a ‘White Supremacist’ Is Unacceptable

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Last week we reported on how Kyle Rittenhouse’s mother Wendy went on Fox News, where she rightly proceeded to rip President Biden over what she called his “defamation” of her son during the 2020 presidential election campaign.

Specifically, Biden tweeted out a video roughly a month before Election Day that included a montage of clips including scenes from the violent BLM/Antifa-led Kenosha riots from August 2020 and the racist Charlottesville “tiki torch” event from August 2017 – effectively conflating the two, the latter of which took place the night before the infamous “Unite the Right” rally that left counter-protester Heather Heyer dead after James Alex Fields Jr drove a car into counter-protesters.
 

In the tweet, Biden falsely proclaimed Trump “refused to disavow white supremacists on the debate stage last night.” The video included an image of Rittenhouse, who in August of 2020 during a Kenosha riot killed two white protesters and injured one in what his defense attorneys argue were classic cases of self-defense:

 

One of the prosecution’s own star witnesses as much as confirmed the self-defense argument a week ago today in what some have argued was the definitive moment the prosecution may have lost their case.

But despite the facts being on the defense’s side in this case, there’s little doubt that public stances made by Biden and others on the left about Rittenhouse were inappropriate and unprofessional and could have led to an improperly influenced jury as the case was being built against Rittenhouse.

 

That was a point Rittenhouse’s mom made in her comments to Fox News. In turn, the network’s White House reporter Peter Doocy asked Biden press secretary Jen Psaki today about Biden calling Rittenhouse a “white supremacist.” Her first answer was to default to the “I’m not going to comment on an ongoing trial” before she launched into an attack on “vigilantes” though she didn’t specifically refer to Rittenhouse as one (but the insinuation was clear):

 

When Doocy pressed her on the matter, she went back to the “no comment on an ongoing trial” statement and moved on to another reporter:

 

 

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From irresponsibly pointing a gun, to ‘tsking,’ DA’s closing in Rittenhouse trial was pathetic

The case against Kyle Rittenhouse collapsed almost before it began.

As the prosecution and defense made their closing arguments Monday, with the jury likely to get the case Tuesday, it looks even more likely that he will be acquitted on murder charges.

Rittenhouse killed two men and wounded a third while protecting businesses during riots in Kenosha, Wis. He argues self-defense.

The performance of Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger was especially pathetic.

The prosecutor sought to diminish some of the actions committed by Joseph Rosenbaum before his encounter with Rittenhouse, sarcastically intoning, “He tipped over a Porta-Potty, that had no one in it. He swung a chain. He lit a metal garbage dumpster on fire. Oh, and there’s this empty wooden flatbed trailer that they pulled out in the middle of the road and they tipped it over to stop some BearCats, and they lit it on fire. Oh, and he said some bad words. He said the N-word. Tsk tsk tsk,” as he mockingly wagged his finger. This couldn’t have played well to the jury.

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger holds Kyle Rittenhouse’s gun as he gives the state’s closing argument in the trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 15, 2021.

And in a trial in which the defendant is being accused of reckless actions, Binger committed his own while attempting to act out Rittenhouse’s actions with his rifle. With the recent accidental shooting on a movie set in New Mexico still fresh in our minds, Binger sweeps the courtroom spectator section with the weapon and incredulously breaks firearms handling safety rule number one: Never place your finger on the trigger unless and until you have acquired a target you may have to neutralize. Yet another example of those prosecuting gun crimes with little understanding of guns.

Rittenhouse’s attorney, Mark Richards, rightly said the case “explodes in [Binger’s] face.”

When prosecutors reflexively file impossible-to-prove charges in order to satisfy a mob, they almost always get manhandled in court. The top charge here is first-degree intentional homicide, an overcharging not backed up by the facts. Witnesses and testimony have revealed that Rittenhouse only shot the three men after they were charging him, hitting him with a skateboard or pointing a gun at him.

Kyle Rittenhouse listens as the attorneys and the judge talk about jury instructions at the Kenosha County Courthouse, Wisconsin, U.S. November 15, 2021

Kenosha County Judge Bruce E. Schroeder gave one win for the state, when he allowed the jury to consider lesser charges. It has obviously dawned on the prosecutors that their case isn’t solid.

Rittenhouse may be vindicated in court, but someone who hasn’t faced up to his actions is our president. In September 2020, Joe Biden inferred that Rittenhouse was a white supremacist. If he’s acquitted, will President Biden issue an apology or double down and cave to political pressure by leaning on the Justice Department to bring civil rights charges — for three white men? Unfortunately, the latter seems more likely.

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Incredible Cave Paintings 8 Miles-Long Revealed Deep in Amazon Forest: The Sistine Chapel of Ancients

 
 

Tens of thousands of pristine cave paintings were found daubed across an eight-mile stretch of rock in a once-in-a-century discovery in Colombia’s Amazon rainforest.

Hailed as the “Sistine Chapel of the Ancients,” it’s the kind of discovery that changes the world of archaeology.

Believed to be 12,500 years old, the art is extremely detailed, and includes handprints and depictions of Ice Age megafauna like the mastodon, a relative of the mammoth, Ice Age horses, and giant ground sloths.

 

The discovery, made in Chiribiquete National Park in the south of Colombia, was actually made in 2019 but was kept quiet to be revealed in a major documentary called Jungle Mystery: Lost Kingdoms of the Amazon.

Presumably, archaeologists also want to preserve as much time to study the art alone as they can, as the news could draw tourists, or even looters and artifact hunters to the site.

The discoverers suspect the works could have been made by Paleolithic hunters who crossed the Bering land bridge into the new world from Siberia.

Of majesty and mystery

A joint Colombian-British team made the discovery, led by Jose Iriarte, a professor of archaeology at Exeter University, who was quite vocal about the raw power of literally tens of thousands of different images, some of which are so well done they include horse tails with individual hairs painted.

“When you’re there, your emotions flow… We’re talking about several tens of thousands of paintings. It’s going to take generations to record them … Every turn you do, it’s a new wall of paintings,” he told the Observer.

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Further complicating the mystery is that the paintings cover nearly every inch even far up the cliff faces where they were only seen clearly when the archaeologist broke out the flying camera drones.

 

“I’m 5ft 10in and I would be breaking my neck looking up. How were they scaling those walls?” said Paleo-archaeologist Ella Al-Shamahi, who will present the new documentary.

Along with large mammals, birds, fish, lizards—masked figures often in dance are also painted here.

Trees and hallucinogenic plants are also depicted, which wasn’t a surprise to Iriarte who noted that “for Amazonian people, non-humans like animals and plants have souls, and they communicate and engage with people in cooperative or hostile ways through the rituals and shamanic practices that we see depicted in the rock art.”

Chiribiquete was an area that was controlled by the anti-government paramilitary organization FARC until recently, when they signed a truce with Bogota, which is likely one reason why it’s taken so long to discover such an enormous trove of cave paintings.

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Al-Shamahi recalled, according to the Guardian, that “when we entered FARC territory, it was exactly as a few of us have been screaming about for a long time. Exploration is not over. Scientific discovery is not over but the big discoveries now are going to be found in places that are disputed or hostile.”

The team will be back, searching the surrounding areas for more paintings as soon as COVID-19 allows.

Jungle Mystery: Lost Kingdoms of the Amazon debuted on Channel 4 in the UK in December. Watch a clip below…

 

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State representative thinks ‘Let’s go Brandon’ should be equated with burning the flag

Leftists really do not like the “Let’s go, Brandon” slogan. As Twitchy has reported, a very concerned Jim Sciutto of CNN wanted people using it to think of the lesson they were teaching the children. A commentator for CNN and MSNBC tweeted that “Let’s go, Brandon” is the MAGA version of “Sieg Heil.” After a Southwest Airlines pilot reportedly signed off with “Let’s go, Brandon,” CNN analyst Asha Rangappa wondered what would have happened if the pilot had said “long live ISIS” instead. And speaking of ISIS, Joe Lockhart tweeted that it was a coded message like those used by ISIS, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Nazis.

The furor has died down a bit, but the hot takes are still coming in. Gloria Johnson, a state representative from Tennessee, got the idea from a friend that “Let’s go, Brandon” should be equated with burning the flag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

True story. Remember the New York Times’ Mara Gay saying she found the dozens of American flags she saw on Long Island “just disturbing”?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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