Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called this past Fourth of July weekend where 79 were shot in the city a "mostly peaceful" weekend at a press conference today."It was mostly peaceful, very calm, lots of people enjoying themselves, very fun," she said. "Yes, there were a few run-of-the-mill murders and shootings, but hey. We just call that a Saturday here.""Other than the people getting shot on basically every block, it was largely calm and peaceful."Lightfoot also pointed out that most people who committed murders were practicing social distancing and wearing masks. "Encouraging" surveillance footage showed that Chicago's murderers are using hand sanitizer and wiping their weapons down after each murder. "So, by that metric, I think it was definitely a success. We're making a lot of progress on that front."She further stated that she suspects the murderers are actually paid Trump supporters trying to make her city look bad.
Despite so much media drivel about President Trump giving a “dystopian” or “dark and divisive” or out-and-out racist speech at Mount Rushmore, his Friday speech, as written, was the single finest of Trump’s presidency.It featured realistic, entirely justified pushback against civilization’s despoilers. And it married that with an appropriate, much-needed celebration of the essential goodness of the United States and its history, along with plenty of unifying thoughts and proposals.My colleague Byron York already did a well-merited takedown of establishment-media distortions of Trump’s remarks. What remains is to parse out and then amplify what made the speech itself (as written, without regard to Trump’s style of delivery) not just appropriate but magnificent.First, let’s be clear on who is waging the “culture war” for which the media blames Trump. Trump did indeed blast the “cancel culture” that is “driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters, and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees” so that “in our schools, our newsrooms, even our corporate boardrooms, there is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance. If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras, and follow its commandments, then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted, and punished.”Trump here is just speaking the truth. There has long been an established, deeply admirable civic culture in this nation; it is the radical left who now wages war against it. All over the country, people are being fired for the mere utterance of inconvenient or unwanted thoughts, even anodyne thoughts. People are being physically (and dangerously) hounded from public forums. And it is an utter assault on the rule of law itself to deface or destroy public art, as opposed to removing it through legitimate representative processes. To defend the civic culture against such assaults is not an affront, but a duty.Moreover, as Trump said, it is a duty rooted not in suppression but in a commitment to continued expression of the values and virtues that have “rescued billions from poverty, disease, violence, and hunger, and that lifted humanity to new heights of achievement, discovery, and progress.”Since when is a rejection of such destruction, married to concrete achievements and aspirational themes, somehow “dystopian?” Only an establishment media and corporate culture that are morally twisted, themselves committed to the destruction, could somehow treat a defense of decency as if it were an affront.Even so, Trump spent less than one-fourth of his speech defending the U.S. honor against the “web of lies” wherein “our children are taught in school to hate their own country and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes, but that were villains, [while] all perspective is removed, every virtue is obscured … and every flaw is magnified until the history is purged and the record is disfigured beyond all recognition.”The other 75% of Trump’s speech was a stirring asseveration of civic virtue.“We believe in equal opportunity, equal justice, and equal treatment for citizens of every race, background, religion, and creed,” said the president. “Every child, of every color — born and unborn — is made in the holy image of God. We want free and open debate, not speech codes and cancel culture. We embrace tolerance, not prejudice.”And: “We must demand that our children are taught once again to see America as did Reverend Martin Luther King when he said that the founders had signed ‘a promissory note’ to every future generation. Dr. King saw that the mission of justice required us to fully embrace our founding ideals.”Trump paid homage to Frederick Douglass, the Tuskegee Airmen, Harriet Tubman, Jesse Owens, and Louis Armstrong. And: “We gave the world the poetry of Walt Whitman, the stories of Mark Twain, the songs of Irving Berlin, the voice of Ella Fitzgerald, the style of Frank Sinatra, the comedy of Bob Hope, the power of the Saturn V rocket, the toughness of the Ford F-150, and the awesome might of the American aircraft carriers.”Finally, from pride in the past to future, common aspirations: “Uplifted by the titans of Mount Rushmore, we will find unity that no one expected; we will make strides that no one thought possible. This country will be everything that our citizens have hoped for, for so many years, and that our enemies fear — because we will never forget that American freedom exists for American greatness. And that’s what we have: American greatness. Centuries from now, our legacy will be the cities we built, the champions we forged, the good we did, and the monuments we created to inspire us all.”That’s not dystopian, it’s quintessentially American. And, lest the media misunderstand, to be quintessentially American is the ultimate compliment.
This is on the ballot this November. Never forget.
The vile Al Sharpton described President Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore as a “love letter to white supremacy.” In Saturday night’s PoliticsNation, Sharpton smeared our Founding Fathers, as white supremacists, rather than courageous heroes that founded this great nation.
Monday, July 06, 2020
The media hate President Trump so much they caused people to die because he recommended a treatment that cut the death rate in half.
Last week, a new peer-reviewed study of hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness at treating the coronavirus was published, and it found that the drug significantly reduced mortality rates.And by significantly, I mean it literally cut the mortality rate by more than half.The study also determined that despite previous reports, there were no adverse effects on the heart....How many lives were lost because the Democrats and the media claimed that taking hydroxychloroquine would kill you? In May, Dr. John Giles of Columbia University told NPR that fears about hydroxychloroquine made it difficult to recruit volunteers for clinical studies. “Pretty much everybody said, ‘well, that’s the drug that is dangerous to your heart,’ or ‘I talked to friends and they said don’t take it,’ or ‘I saw it on TV that it was dangerous,'” Giles explained. “It became almost impossible to get anyone interested.”But Giles knew these fears were unfounded. “It’s a very, very safe drug. It’s been used for over 75 years,” he said.Despite the drug being safe, Giles eventually gave up on doing his study.He wasn’t alone. Dr. Christine Johnston at the University of Washington told NPR that volunteers felt “that the study and the drugs feel too political, and they just don’t want to participate at all.”And all this time, hydroxychloroquine has been shown to cut the death rate of the coronavirus in half.
Sunday, July 05, 2020
If you continue to read you will discover that the Chinese government never actually told WHO about the Wuhan virus. Not on December 31, or earlier ... or later. The WHO got their information just like Barack Obama claimed he go this information, they read about it in the paper.
The lack of clarity led multiple outlets — including Axios, the Washington Post, and the BBC — to report that Chinese authorities told the WHO’s China office about the outbreak on December 31. But an interim report released last month by Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee scrutinized that claim, and argued the CCP never actually told the WHO about the outbreak.“I’m glad to see the WHO and the Chinese Communist Party have both read my interim report on the origins of the pandemic and are finally admitting to the world the truth — the CCP never reported the virus outbreak to the WHO in violation of WHO regulations,” HFAC Lead Republican and China Task Force Chairman Michael McCaul (R., Texas) told National Review. “The question now is whether the CCP will continue their false propaganda campaign that continues to claim they warned the world, or whether they will come clean and begin to work with the world health community to get to the bottom of this deadly pandemic.”
Six Weeks, Six Cities, 600 Murders
The single most important issue, affecting some of the largest swaths of populations in America, is the scandal the media ignores even as it explodes in our faces.In only six weeks, city after city operated by entrenched Democrats have seen a massive expansion in lawlessness, violence, and murder. Stunningly, many news outlets seem gobsmacked and mystified at how or why such an explosion of lawlessness has occurred.
NOTE: the cops are not the ones doing the killing. Yet, "defund the police" is favored by Democrats in all these cities.
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: 'We're Making Progress' After 13 Bodies Lie Dead in the Street
20 People Killed in the ["Mostly Peaceful"] George Floyd Riots
Black man runs down white BLM women blocking Seattle freeway
Liberals spent an entire day blaming Trump and his "racist" supporters for two (white) BLM protesters being hit by a car on a Seattle freeway.— ✭ Wayne Dupree ✭ (@WayneDupreeShow) July 5, 2020
....Then they found out the driver was a young black man - now they're feverishly deleting tweetshttps://t.co/uzeZzJGYPK
Labels: race war
Seth Abramsoon (Newsweek) thinks Trump lied about these statues being torn down
I replied to each of your points. Here is a compilation of just a few of the statues to which Trump was referring.— GivenToThink 🇺🇸 (@GivenToThink) July 4, 2020
Washington, Jefferson, Heg (abolitionist) all toppled, and also, the Lincoln emancipation statue (funded by freed slaves) the protestors demanded by removed. pic.twitter.com/mtVffYDKYR
Thursday, July 02, 2020
Wow!— The Kate Awakening (@kate_awakening) July 2, 2020
This is so powerful. And yes the choice of song did not go unnoticed. https://t.co/9G0cObcSmA
Labels: Trump 2020
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
More than 60 People Shot, 16 Killed, in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago
I'm told that Black Lives Matter .... but I don't believe it. If Black Lives Matter this would not be happening in a city run by Black Democrats.
On Monday morning, NBC Chicago reported the total number of shooting victims was over 60 for the weekend, with 16 people dead.The Chicago Sun-Times reported one of the weekend’s fatalities was a 10-year-old girl who was inside a Logan Square home on the Northwest Side when she was shot in the head by a stray bullet. She was shot at 9:40 p.m. Saturday and pronounced dead just hours later.A one-year-old boy riding in the car with his mom was also shot and killed Saturday. He and his mother were driving back from the laundromat when a car pulled up next to them and opened fire. The mother was shot as well, but her wounds were not life-threatening.
St. Louis Homeowner Speaks Out After Confronting BLM Militants with Firearm, ‘The Only Thing That Stopped the Mob Was my Rifle’
Mark McCloskey: We came back to the house. I don’t know what time it is, I’ve been up ever since. I’m a little, I’m a little blurry, but we were preparing dinner. We went out to the east patio, open porch that faces Kingshighway on one side and Portland Place Drive on the south, and we’re sitting down for dinner. We heard all this stuff going on down on Maryland Plaza. And then the mob started to move up Kingshighway, but it got parallel with the Kingshighway gate on Portland Place.Somebody forced the gate, and I stood up and announced that this is private property. Go back. I can’t remember in detail anymore. I went inside, I got a rifle. And when they … because as soon as I said this is private property, those words enraged the crowd. Horde, absolute horde came through the now smashed down gates coming right at the house. My house, my east patio was 40 feet from Portland Place Drive. And these people were right up in my face, scared to death. And then, I stood out there. The only thing we said is this is private property. Go back. Private property. Leave now.At that point, everybody got enraged. There were people wearing body armor. One person pulled out some loaded pistol magazine and clicked them together and said that you were next. We were threatened with our lives, threatened with a house being burned down, my office building being burned down, even our dog’s life being threatened. It was, it was about as bad as it can get. I mean, those you know, I really thought it was Storming the Bastille that we would be dead and the house would be burned and there was nothing we could do about it. It was a huge and frightening crowd. And they were they broken the gate
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Ghana Minister Invites African-Americans To Leave U.S., Resettle In Ghana: Leave ‘Where You Are Not Wanted’
Earlier this month, Ghana’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture extended an invitation to black Americans to leave the United States and resettle in Ghana, declaring that American blacks should “leave where you are not welcome.”
It will be interesting to see how many people move to Ghana.
FBI Needs Information to arrest these individuals
Thursday, June 25, 2020
This is an actual quote from an article in the Wall Street Journal
I just looked at the window blinds and at the end of the pull cord is a noose. My window blinds are racist according to Andrew Beaton and Louise Radnofsky, Staff writers for the Wall Street Journal.
Racism experts say nooses, even when they’re purportedly tied to serve another purpose, are still racist symbols of intimidation to African-Americans who encounter them. They also don’t believe that the definition of whether a noose is a hate crime should rest on whether it’s directed at a particular target, because of its ramifications.“It doesn’t have to be aimed at one specific black person to be effective—and I’m talking about the effectiveness as a symbol of terror,” said Jeannine Bell, a professor at Indiana University’s law school and an expert in hate crimes. “It can be anyone or all black people who might encounter it.”
I just looked at the window blinds and at the end of the pull cord is a noose. My window blinds are racist according to Andrew Beaton and Louise Radnofsky, Staff writers for the Wall Street Journal.
Labels: Media racists
"I think we in the media and I think NASCAR really were ignorant as to the cost when you do not pursue the truth."— MediaResearchCenter (@theMRC) June 25, 2020
ESPN's @WillCain slammed the media and NASCAR for jumping to conclusions instead of looking for truth in the Bubba Wallace scandal. https://t.co/8kiubxx54b
This isn't about justice, it's about destroying America.
Labels: Trump 2020
Cockburn was initially reticent to compare Wallace to Smollett. Wallace was not the one who initially found the ‘noose’, and was merely reacting to what his team told him. He did not manufacture the incident himself. But the fanfare that followed, despite an ongoing investigation that had yet to find evidence of a hate crime, wilted any sympathy. Drivers and team members pushed Wallace’s car to the front of the field ahead of Monday’s race at Talladega. The infield grass was painted with #IStandWithBubba. It was an outlandish show of ‘solidarity’ that only took place because just waiting for an investigation to conclude before commenting on an alleged hate crime would have earned NASCAR allegations of racism.
Then, even after the FBI concluded that the ‘noose’ was anything but, Wallace doubled down on his alleged victimhood. In a Tuesday night appearance with CNN’s Don Lemon, Wallace asserted, ‘From the evidence that we have…it’s a straight-up noose’. Never mind the 15 — yes, 15! — FBI special agents who investigated the incident. Wallace, despite never having seen the rope in person, believes it’s a noose, and therefore it’s a noose.
Wallace apparently got a taste of the fame that comes with being a professional victim and thought it was much sweeter than letting his racing do the talking. He finished 14th at Talladega.
Media Buys Into Debunked Noose Hate Crime Story
From the comments:
If the "fans" have any self respect, they will stop going to races or supporting the racist organization NASCAR. Did I mention that NASCAR and Wallace are stone cold racists who deserve to be shunned? Just want to make that clear.
Bubba Wallace Is Straight-Up Lying: Videotape Shows That Many Garage Door Bays Have "Nooses" as Pull-Lines, Dating Back to 2016
Bubba Wallace said he's been driving for years and never saw a pull-line like the "noose" on his garage door.
Either he's a liar, or he's extremely selective in his Noose-Hallucinating.
Tucker Carlson notes that while rioters were pulling down statues, the FBI sent fifteen fucking agents to investigate a string with a knot in it.
Animals: In Lansing, Terrorists Now Closing Off Roads and Threatening Motorists With Rifles if They Don't Comply With the Bandits' Orders
In wartorn countries in which all civil order has vanished, armed groups begin seizing roadways and bridges and denying entry to those who don't pay a "toll."This is happening in America. In Lansing, Michigan.Now. Today.The police are present here -- but they just sit on their thumbs as armed terrorist paramilitaries threaten lawabiding citizens with a rifle.What happens when the next motorist stopped by the bandits has a gun, and decides that he, too, would like to brandish it?Letting the terrorists control the streets is not deescalating violence -- it is setting the state for a true conflagration of small action skirmishes that lead to civil war.
From: Daniel P Moloney <[EMAIL ADDRESS OMITTED]>Date: June 7, 2020 at 6:01:06 AM EDTTo: tccm <[EMAIL ADDRESS OMITTED]>Subject: [TCCM] Blessed are the peacemakersMy brothers and sisters in Christ,It pains me not to be able to preach at a time like this. The Gospel says one thing, and everyone else is saying partial truths, at most. George Floyd was killed by a police officer, and shouldn’t have been. He had not lived a virtuous life. He was convicted of several crimes, including armed robbery, which he seems to have committed to feed his drug habit. And he was high on drugs at the time of his arrest. But we do not kill such people. He committed sins, but we root for sinners to change their lives and convert to the Gospel. Catholics want all life protected from conception until natural death. The police officer who knelt on his neck until he died acted wrongly. I do not know what he was thinking. The charges filed against him allege dangerous negligence, but say nothing about his state of mind. He might have killed George Floyd intentionally, or not. He hasn’t told us. But he showed disregard for his life, and we cannot accept that in our law enforcement officers. It is right that he has been arrested and will be prosecuted.In the wake of George Floyd’s death, most people in the country have framed this as an act of racism. I don’t think we know that. Many people have claimed that racism is major problem in police forces. I don’t think we know that. Police officers deal with dangerous and bad people all the time, and that often hardens them. They do this so that the rest of us can live in peace, but sometimes at a cost to their souls. Some of them certainly develop attitudes towards the people they investigate and arrest that are unjust and sinful. We should pray that never happens, but we can see how it does. Many parts of our country have been experiencing a five-year crime wave, providing some context for why the police are trained in aggressive tactics. In 2019, 150 police officers were killed in the line of duty by the violent men they were trying to arrest. That number should be zero, we can all agree. But that context does not justify being overly aggressive — their public trust requires that they exercise great restraint. Criminals have human dignity, too. That’s why we Catholics are asked to work to abolish the death penalty in this country.Today tensions are high, with charges of racism flying over social media, and countercharges of agreeing with domestic terrorists flying back. People are unfriending and cancelling each other. I hate this. Racism is a sin, as the Catechism says (#1937). So is rash judgment (#2478). Solidarity with our fellow human beings is “a direct demand of human and Christian brotherhood… sealed by the sacrifice of redemption offered by Jesus Christ on the altar of the Cross to his heavenly Father, on behalf of sinful humanity.” (#1939). Our solidarity with one another is deeply frayed now. Everything we say (or don’t say) is treated with suspicion, rather than charity. I hate this too. I’ve talked to multiple people in the Boston area who want the protests here to stop because they are afraid of more riots and looting. I’ve talked to others who want everyone to join the protests, but are uneasy about having police present. One group says that, of course racism is bad, but the riots are really bad — 18 people have been killed, including one police officer. Others say racism is what’s really bad — look at all the victims of police aggression — and to bring up the riots is to distract from the good the protests are trying to achieve. Still others are upset that all this talk about racism has pushed violence against women, institutionalized sexism, and other types of injustice out of the national consciousness. Everyone’s mind is made up, everyone’s angry with each other — even though everyone says they’re opposed to injustices and sins. In a different moment, people strongly opposed to public violence, racism, and sexism would admire each other, despite their different emphases.Cardinal Sean has released two statements, one a week ago and one on Friday. I wrote something that, were we able to celebrate Mass together, might have been my homily for this week, a week which saw the feast of the Ugandan martyrs bookended by the Solemnities of Pentecost and The Holy Trinity. Members of the TCC have decided to append the Chaplet of Divine Mercy to the weekly Zoom rosary on Fridays, to pray for God’s “mercy on us and on the whole world.” The problems we face are the result of sin, as I said above. And the only way to conquer sin is with prayer, grace, and holiness, by which the Holy Spirit brings us more deeply into Christ’s New Covenant with the Father.Blessed are the peacemakers, our Lord tells us. May we all be counted among them.Fr. Daniel Patrick Moloney, Ph.D.