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Thursday, April 30, 2020

 

The Chicom News Network



Stacy McCain


Our national news media have not exactly covered themselves in glory lately, but they haven’t noticed their own failures because they’ve been too busy congratulating themselves for their “courage” as leaders of the opposition to President Trump. Weir’s CNN colleague Jim Acosta is the tip of a large iceberg of partisan political bias in the press corps. Journalists can’t seem to understand why so many Americans hate them, when the answer is very simple: The media hate America, and America is simply returning the favor.

Consider how, since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted, CNN has shifted its reporting to reflect propaganda messages from the communist regime in Beijing. CNN is certainly not alone in this, and it arguably isn’t as bad as such of its media peers as NBC News and the New York Times in terms of toeing the pro-China line. Yet after the Chinese communists claimed that it was “racist” to refer to the disease from Wuhan by its place of origin, CNN’s Acosta and Chris Cuomo used this line of attack on Trump. It was soon pointed out, of course, that CNN had repeatedly used the phrase “Wuhan coronavirus” in its early reporting on the outbreak in China. Only when the disease began killing Americans did CNN decide its place of origin should be forgotten....

According to CNN, Americans aren’t dying because of a virus from China, they’re dying because Trump is president. And somehow, in the muddled mind of the network’s Chief Climate Correspondent, this is related to global warming....

What remains is the media’s persistent bias, manifested as hatred of Trump ... but expressing a more fundamental hostility to the people who elected Trump. It is you — the people Hillary Clinton called “deplorables,” out there in your rural “red” states and Republican-voting suburbs — whom the media really blame for everything wrong in the world, including this virus from China. You can watch CNN all day long and never hear a word about Beijing’s disinformation campaign. China lied, people died, but the anti-Trump media would rather defend the brutal communist dictatorship than to admit the truth. No matter how much you hate CNN, you can’t possibly hate them as much as they hate you — or as much as Bill Weir hates his Jesus-loving mother. Never trust a man who speaks ill of his mother, or works for CNN.




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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

 

As a general rule, the earlier you recognize someone is trying to kill you, the better off you’ll be.

The tide has turned on coronavirus projections and the officially ginned up numbers. Unfortunately, it’s just going out on the economic damage from the response to the coronavirus. There’s a widespread propaganda ploy when the media refers to the carnage: they attribute it to the coronavirus and not the draconian measures enacted to address the coronavirus. So 26.5 million Americans filing jobless claims in five weeks is due to the coronavirus and not the decrees destroying the economy, closing businesses, and putting millions under house arrest. As if 26.5 million Americans are out sick rather than forcibly prevented from earning a living.

It’s not like these measures even work. There is not an inverse relationship between the severity of isolation policies and severity of the disease. Keeping those with the disease isolated (the true definition of quarantine) makes sense, house arrest (the true definition of lockdown) doesn’t. Some countries that do not house arrest have death rates per million far lower than countries that do. Confining people to their homes keeps them away from sunlight and fresh air, whose therapeutic benefits have been known since the Spanish flu a century ago and were used to fight it. House arrest also makes it more difficult to exercise, another proven immune system and health builder.

Isolation of the healthy also slows the development of herd immunity. Most people who are infected by the coronavirus will have few or no symptoms and will develop antibodies to it. To the extent home confinement actually prevents exposure, it also prevents herd immunity, potentially setting up a second wave of new cases during next autumn and winter’s flu season. The coronavirus will be a gift that keeps on giving to the Ruling Caste.

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Censorship comes to America



Scott Adams commented on the statistics that the doctors cited as junk science.  I can see his point. The statistics the doctors cited were not based on testing of the general population, but of those who went to their clinics. If you test the people who come to a clinic, it's reasonable to assume that they have are sick.  If you test them and the tests show that a high percentage have the Wuhan virus that does not mean that the general population - people who are not sick or show no symptoms - has an equal percentage of people with the virus.

So it's fine to dispute the doctors' data and explain that their experience does not represent the general population. More widespread testing - testing random people who are not sick - will determine what the actual numbers are.  But when will be able to test 300 million people?  

 But the answer to the doctors is not to delete them. It's not to make them disappear. It's Orwellian; it's the very definition of censorship. It's evil. Recall the day when people quoted Voltaire: "I may not agree with a word you say, but defend to the death your right to say it." How many people in power, how many of the moguls that run Big Tech believe that? Not one. Their answer to people who disagree is "Shut Up."

YouTube is a lie.  It's not you, me and him putting our videos up for people to watch.  It's a huge company that controls a major channel of communication.  And it's demonstrated many, many times that it's controlled by people who have no regard for you, for your opinions or for your right to participate in the great national debate on the critical issues of the day.  

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

 

The Most Tragic Case of Governmental, Medical, and Media Malpractice In the History of the World


This is worth considering. The Wuhan flu is being used to do things to the people and institutions of this country that we would never have allowed under ordinary circumstances.

Tens of millions of now desperate, depressed, angry, unemployed Americans, coupled with thousands of small business owners now out of business, have been told for weeks to “suck it up and do as you’re told” by politicians, academics, federal officials, media talking-heads, and celebrities who either have guaranteed, gold-plated jobs and healthcare plans, or seven-figure salaries, and millions in the bank.

The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits “cruel and unusual punishment” to be inflicted upon criminal defendants. And yet, that same Constitutional consideration is not being afforded to those tens of millions of Americans whose lives have been negatively affected, or even destroyed, by draconian lockdowns which do amount to the most “cruel and unusual punishment” in the history of our Republic.

And then, from within that, tens of millions of Americans numbers, comes the – purposely – uncounted number of our fellow citizens who have died as a direct result of the lockdowns. Deaths from suicide, stress, drug and alcohol abuse, physical abuse, or those who had serious pre-existing medical conditions but were scared away from the hospitals and life-saving treatment.

Read the whole thing.

OTOH is this is a plot to radically transform the country, destroy the Republic and impoverish its people, what would the plotters have done differently?

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Vicious Tyrant Trump Wants To Let People Leave Their Homes

Babylon Bee strikes again with this exclusive:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—By all accounts, President Donald Trump has now gone completely mad with power. In a press briefing, he laid out his insidious plan.

“When I’m done with this country, everyone will be able to leave their houses whenever they want and do whatever they want,” Trump told the press with an evil grin. “They’ll be able to peaceably assemble in whatever size groups they desire! Muhahaha!”

“You’re a mad man!” a CNN reporter cried. “You don’t have the power to let people have freedom! You’re a tyrant!”

“My power is absolute!” Trump screamed. “No one can stop me! Soon everyone will be able to go back to work and buy whatever they feel like from the store even if bureaucrats don’t like it!”

“Noooo!” cried an MSNBC reporter. “You have to arrest people who don’t do what the government tells them! Who do you think you are? Someone stop him!”

But no one came to stop him, and Trump just laughed an evil laugh.

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Latest Computer Model Predicts Between 0 And 12.6 Billion New COVID-19 Deaths By Summer




From America's most trusted new source

After several embarrassing and widely divergent revisions to the coronavirus projections of infection, hospitalization, and death rate used by government officials around the world to justify shutting down the global economy, experts at John Hopkins have now deployed a state-of-the-art super-scientific computer model and have now determined that between 0 and 12.6 billion people will contract the disease and be completely dead by summer.


“The panel of experts came together to give Americans the true picture of what we are looking at,” said Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as he pointed to lots of completely accurate up-to-date charts and graphs from the study. “This is not just the flu. This is going to wipe out between 0 and 12.6 billion people before summer hits.”

As a result of the new predictions, the CDC has revised their guidelines for essential workers to not only continue to wear a face covering and regularly take their temperature, but to also begin praying to whatever higher power they choose as they await the impending death of everyone on June 1.

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

 

The "Cure" Is Killing More People Than Coronavirus - Dr. Erickson COVID-19 Briefing

YouTube deleted this video. I have found it again and am linking to it.

I have added the following comment.

Scott Adams commented on the statistics that the doctors cited as junk science. I can see his point. The statistics the doctors cited were not based on testing of the general population, but of those who went to their clinics. If you test the people who come to a clinic, it's reasonable to assume that they have are sick. If you test them and the tests show that a high percentage have the Wuhan virus that does not mean that the general population - people who are not sick or show no symptoms - has an equal percentage of people with the virus.

So it's fine to dispute the doctors' data and explain that their experience does not represent the general population. More widespread testing - testing random people who are not sick - will determine what the actual numbers are. But when will be able to test 300 million people?

But the answer to the doctors is not to delete them. It's not to make them disappear. It's Orwellian; it's the very definition of censorship. It's evil. Recall the day when people quoted Voltaire: "I may not agree with a word you say, but defend to the death your right to say it." How many people in power, how many of the moguls that run Big Tech believe that? Not one. Their answer to people who disagree is "Shut Up."

YouTube is a lie. It's not you, me and him putting our videos up for people to watch. It's a huge company that controls a major channel of communication. And it's demonstrated many, many times that it's controlled by people who have no regard for you, for your opinions or for your right to participate in the great national debate on the critical issues of the day.

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

 

WHAT TRUMP SAID VS. WHAT DEMOCRATS SAID HE SAID

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Facebook Removing Any Posts Quoting The First Amendment For 'Encouraging Illegal Activity'

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The scab & the wound beneath



Victor Davis Hanson on the Wuhan flu epidemic. It's really all about Trump.

Pre-virus, some suspected that the entire agenda and energy of the American Left was focused on destroying the Trump presidency at any cost and by any means necessary. During the epidemic this was confirmed, and this hatred was shown to have national consequences. When evidence prompted Trump to let the public know that old drugs like hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin were often efficacious in treating particular patients infected with coronavirus, reporters sought to persuade Americans that such off-label uses had no utility and were dangerous—even if they had to stoop to find someone unhinged who drank fish-tank cleaner, clearly marked unfit for human consumption, to prove that a non-potable chloroquine derivative cleaning agent provided confirmation of “Dr.” Trump’s malpractice.

Remember when the Democrats were all about open borders?

Almost daily, the reactions to the virus revealed how surreal pre-virus America had insidiously become. On March 28, the governor of Rhode Island announced that the state’s law enforcement officers would stop cars, check license plates, and knock on doors to ferret out citizens who had come from New York State—a type of surveillance of U.S. citizens that has rarely been applicable to millions of aliens who have entered and resided illegally in the United States.

Trump the dictator? How quickly local officials became little Nazis.

Because of worry about overcrowded jails and infectious prisons, some criminals throughout the nation were given early parole—even as our elite erupted in a fight over whether to allow gun stores to remain open. Rumors abounded that those without any prior firearm experience were among those inquiring how to buy handguns. Despite claiming to be the watchdog of American civil liberties, it was the Left that hammered Trump to employ the Defense Production Act to nationalize American companies by fiat. Mostly Democratic mayors urged strict surveillance of shelter-in-place compliance and threatened stiff fines for offenders, sometimes to be ratted out by snitches.

Those awful, bad, rotten models ...

So there was also initially not just little data about the infection, but awful data. Modelers worked only from known cases and supposedly known deaths to terrify the world with projections of 3 percent death rates of the infected and predictions of two million Americans and a half-million Britons to die. In truth, those already recovered from the virus, or carrying it without symptoms, were likely much more numerous than those who felt ill or were exposed enough to request testing and had proved positive.

Without Trump as the Left's existential threat things would have been different.

Then there was the elephant in the room of Donald J. Trump and the 2020 election. In America and the world at large, the media has reported on the spread of the virus in terms of Trump’s own reaction to it. Various internet global clocks of infections and deaths by country and state ticked hourly, as if scorecards to assess relative efficacies. For a cynic, the subtext of the entire reportage, here and abroad, was that the more America might become terrified of a Spanish flu–style wipe-out, the longer the shutdown was required, the more the economy sank into recession, and the more it was unlikely to recover its lost robustness before the November election, and thus the more likely the coronavirus would at last appear as the coup de grace where all other blows to Trump had failed. The co-generators of international news, Europe and China, were both invested in seeing Trump discredited and defeated, and the result was the strange collusionary effect of American media progressives quoting chapter and verse both Chinese communist propaganda and European Union pontifications.

Had Trump not been president, had he not just been impeached, had he not previously galvanized resistance to Chinese mercantile piracy, had China not lied about the virus, had it not originated in Wuhan, had it not been a new sort of virus, had we not yet been in a globalized world of instant communications and cheap and easy intercontinental travel, had the media not been 90 percent negative in its prior reporting on Trump, had it not been an election year in 2020, and had Trump’s popularity not spiked but crashed during the epidemic—then the hysteria might have been prevented, and the United States might have reacted with care and concern but without the veritable destruction of its economy and the human damage that it entailed.

But those were too many “had nots.” Epidemics and the reactions to them, ancient and modern, do not allow much margin of error. And so it has been too in our time of plague

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Dems Rush To Defend Kavanaugh After He Puts On Joe Biden Mask


More Babylon Bee



"It is a disgrace -- a disgrace I say! -- that people are trying to discredit this great man!" shouted Senator Cory Booker, stabbing one finger in the air. "I will not stand for it! I am Joe Biden -- you are Joe Biden. We are all Joe Biden! I! AM! SPARTACUS!"

Nancy Pelosi quickly said, "I'm with him" and called those who would impugn his character "anti-American."

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Majority Of Americans Would Rather Risk COVID Death Than Endure Any More Skype Lectures From Celebrities


This is straight-out reporting from the Babylon Bee

U.S.—A recent survey revealed that a majority of Americans are ready to get back to work. Even when asked if they realize that getting everybody back to work right now could increase deaths from COVID-19, most responded that they were willing to die if that's what it took to end the nightly parade of self-important late show hosts scolding them all for needing money from the comfort of their fancy homes getting paid millions to shame-Skype America.


"It's like when you accidentally FaceTime someone you really did not want to talk to. That's what TV is like now," said one participant in the survey who then begged for the COVID-19 virus to release him from another webcam Trevor Noah monologue.

Late show hosts are pushing for a longer quarantine period citing their preference to talk down to America on a laptop camera while wearing pajamas, not having to be around all the gross people who show up in live audiences and receiving the same sweet paycheck every week.

Shithole people

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Friday, April 24, 2020

 

Brit Hume: Time to consider possibility that coronavirus lockdown was colossal public policy calamity



Fox News’ Brit Hume interviewed former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson about the coronavirus crisis lockdowns across the country for the FOX News Rundown podcast.

Read the full conversation here:


Brit Hume: Alex Berenson is with me. He's a prominent skeptic of the coronavirus lockdown and his Twitter feed has become a repository of unconventional wisdom about this. And to those who may not know him, he's a former New York Times reporter, a successful thriller writer and a man who wrote a book fighting the conventional wisdom that marijuana is safe and should be legalized. And until about a month ago or a little more, if you looked at his Twitter feed, it was about that issue. And then somewhere along the way, in early March, he began to tweet about the coronavirus. And at first say, Alex, your early tweets about this tended to reflect the alarm. Am I right about that?

Alex Berenson: In fact, actually, I was pretty interested in this even, you know, even as early as early February, you know, maybe even late January. And you can see some tweets back then, too. You know, I certainly was. You know, in China, things seem to be very worrisome. And you can find early papers suggesting that, you know, this is going to spread to Beijing and Shanghai and the other Chinese megacities. It's going to be uncontrollable. It doesn't matter what happens. And, you know, I certainly, you know, in February, as it was spreading in Wuhan or as the deaths were rising and Hong was very concerned, I would say the first thing that I noticed was that it didn't seem to spread elsewhere in China. And that wasn't it wasn't entirely clear why. But I was still quite concerned in early March. And, you know, people that you know, people who don't like me, it's that, oh, look, you were panicking back then and like, well, yes, I was definitely worried about this. I would say a couple things happened. One was the first thing that happened was I realized what the actual mortality rates looked like by age. So in other words, no one is saying that that source code, too, isn't real, that's not a real virus, that it doesn't kill lots of people. But the question is, why is it that nearly all the people it affects the most seem to be over 70 and many, many of those seem to be over 80 and 90. And so that raises the question whether some people are dying with rather than of this. And secondly, if there are things that we could do that might protect those people rather than, you know, shutting down all society and causing massive economic harm, massive societal harm.
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Thursday, April 23, 2020

 

WHO SAYS THERE IS NO GOOD NEWS?

NPR warns of major cuts due to coronavirus

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THE NEW YORK TIMES FLACKS FOR THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY


ONE WONDERS HOW MUCH THEY'RE GETTING PAID.

Absurd charges of racism and praise for China’s government destroy public faith in journalists, just when the nation needs that trust the most.
In our national war against this virus, public trust is perhaps our greatest weapon. Without it, we can’t hope to succeed in the extraordinary common effort required to control the virus’s spread, protect our most vulnerable neighbors, and reopen the economy. The media have a critical role to play in fostering this trust, and never have we counted on them more to shoot straight and deliver focused, accurate information from the front lines.

Yet in the midst of the greatest test of their mettle in a generation, the New York Times devoted a Sunday front-page article to the absurd claim that criticizing China’s role in this catastrophe amounts to “scapegoating” that is motivated by bigoted “xenophobia.” The piece is an example of the axe-grinding ideology pretending to be news that has become commonplace when our country can least afford it.

It’s a stone-cold fact that the Chinese government repeatedly misled the world about the origin and nature of the virus. Their deceit is entirely consistent with how the Chinese Communist Party has mangled the truth about public-health calamities in the past, including prior outbreaks, and as far back as the state-induced famines of Chairman Mao, which killed millions of China’s own citizens.

But according to the Times, Americans are being manipulated into considering those realities, all part of a cynical strategy to “divert attention” from domestic politics. For proof, the Times showed poll results that nearly 80 percent of Americans fault the Chinese government for dishonesty and negligence in handling the crisis.

How did people get that idea? From “attack ads,” the Times says, that “rely heavily on images of people of Asian descent.” Yet the only such depiction they cite was of the former U.S. ambassador to China, who was shown meeting with their leadership, the same image the Times itself published when it happened. And how should an issue ad address China without using any photos of leaders from China? With mannequins, perhaps?

If the public-opinion numbers about China’s role in the crisis are right, then by the paper’s own lights, Americans aren’t only enthusiastic racists; they are too gullible to think for themselves. Isn’t it more likely that ordinary people in a free society have arrived at those conclusions on the merits, and elected officials are properly heeding the public demand that we hold the Chinese government to account?

Americans would also be right to wonder why more journalists aren’t pursuing a story about China that appears to tick every box in an investigative reporter’s dream assignment. Here we have an ultra-secretive police state that won’t even let its own citizens use Facebook. They put ethnic minorities in concentration camps. The first doctors who sounded the alarm about the virus were forced to recant at gunpoint. Gee, do you think maybe all that is worth a closer look?

Yet the very day after American news media were kicked out of the country, March 18, the Times published an article based entirely on what Chinese officials told them, with the headline “China Hits a Coronavirus Milestone: No New Local Infections.” If Times reporters were not skeptical of that howler, readers sure were. You’d need a welding mask to read the comments on social media beneath the article.

Plenty of other outlets have followed suit and parroted China’s bunk. NPR touted China’s claim that “a majority of cases originated abroad.” Bloomberg declared that “China’s virus cases reach zero.” NBC ran a piece entitled “As U.S. struggles, China asserts itself as global leader.”

That’s what raises the broader problem that makes this more than just a quibble about the posturing of Times journalists. When the public reads news accounts that bestow ridiculous praise on the Chinese government, or that imply readers are dupes for doubting that regime’s ham-fisted propaganda, they are highly likely to discount or reject anything else those publications report about the pandemic.

They won’t believe what those outlets report about the need for masks or ventilators. They may reject what’s said about the importance of vaccines or distancing. And when a call to action is given, one that requires us all to work in unison, many will instead recall the divisive insults they read in print that took them for fools.

There will be many opportunities and column inches aplenty for the press to air political grievances between now and Election Day — and the Times editorial page is welcome to root for whomever it pleases.

But on this topic and in this time, the press is squandering the very truth-telling authority it depends on by using its coverage as a way to score cheap shots.

America needs the fourth estate at its very best right now. That means unwavering objectivity. It means taking a pause on the usual sniping and sneering. It’s time to get our head in the ballgame and start playing like we are all on the same team.

YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING! THIS IS THE PRESS THAT LIED FOR THREE FOUR YEARS ABOUT TRUMP BEING PUTIN'S PUPPET.

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The Mule’s Work



Donald Trump is something like a character in the Azimov novels "The Foundation" series;  a person who has the ability to make people like him.  In my case it's because of his enemies.
What we are seeing is the work of The Mule. In the Asimov novels. The Mule is a special character, so special in fact that he is assumed to not exist. In fact, according to the known rules of the universe, he cannot exist. Because he does exist, thus invalidating the rules of the universe, he is the ultimate destroyer of worlds. His ability “is to reach into the minds of others and “adjust” their emotions, individually or en masse, using this capability to conscript individuals to his cause.”

This is Trump. In the primary, he won mostly by causing the Republican Party to go insane and destroy itself. In the general, the media went nuts and convinced the Democrats they had nothing to fear. In Washington, the establishment has taken every opportunity to discredit itself in a mad quest to deny the reality of Trump. In this pandemic, the masters of the universe seem to be determined to do everything they can to invalidate themselves and legitimize their enemies.
What else would make Nancy Pelosi go on TV standing in front of a pair of $14,000 Sub-Zero refrigerators holding super-expensive tubs of premium ice cream?

And here's an interesting point; one that no one I know has focused on: can the Internet giants like Facebook, whose business model depends totally on advertising, exist in a world that stops advertising?

The madness of self-invalidation is probably just starting. Due to the crack down on economic activity, things like advertising buys have halted. So much of the internet economy, particularly the media, depends on the belief that money spent on ads and marketing is money well-spent. It was never true, but the new reality will suddenly bring that into focus. In whatever comes next, spending lavishly on ads and marketing data harvested by social media companies will be minimized.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

 

St. Louis County Releases ‘Snitch Files” – Local Citizens Who Called County Government to Snitch on Business Owners


Think that getting your neighbor, your friend or a member of your family to turn you in to the secret police is only for people in Communist or Fascist countries?  Think again.  These people are right here, right around you.  This is why it's not that difficult to turn this country into a copy of East Germany if the wrong people get in power.

Talk radio great Jamie Allman filed a Sunshine law request for the actual emails of St. Louis County residents who’ve snitched on local entrepreneurs trying to make a living. Most of the complaints were unfounded, involving people “turning in” companies that were deemed essential by the county.

But reading the actual complaints reveals just how terrified the media and corrupt academics have made good people. The complainants are truly scared. They believe that Coronavirus kills almost everyone who gets infected. They believe that washing your car, hitting golf balls at a range, or playing singles tennis can spread the disease to many people.

The 900-page file of complaints is, ultimately, sad. What could be more depressing than a mother begging government officials to put her daughter out of work? Or women asking the county to shut down their fiancé’s company?

Lecturing emails from busybodies demanding that car washes, laundromats, and parks be shut down. And an obviously anti-Christian attack on Hobby Lobby.

Throughout, the complainants display complete disregard for the well-being of the people who own and work at these establishments. This is selfishness to the highest degree, even among those who are truly ignorant and terrified of Coronavirus. The complainants want hard-working people to be sidelined so they can have peace of mind.

You can download thew entire snitch file here

It explains how it was easy for the Obama administration to weaponize the bureaucracy and get the FBI, CIA and DOJ to spy on the Trump campaign and work to remove him from office via impeachment once he was elected.  The government is largely staffed by Democrats and they see Republicans not as the other Party but as enemies to be destroyed.   And let's not forget how Team Obama managed to get the IRS to kneecap the Tea Party movement when he was in office.  Progressive Democrats are little Eichmans in skin suits pretending to be Americans.  

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Cancer and heart patients dying because of government-imposed shut downs

Although canceling procedures such as elective hernia repairs and knee replacements is relatively straightforward, for many interventions the line between urgent and nonurgent can be drawn only in retrospect. As Brian Kolski, director of the structural heart disease program at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange County, California, told me, “A lot of procedures deemed ‘elective’ are not necessarily elective.” Two patients in his practice whose transthoracic aortic valvular replacements were postponed, for example, died while waiting. “These patients can’t wait 2 months,” Kolski said. “Some of them can’t wait 2 weeks.” Rather than a broad moratorium on elective procedures, Kolski believes we need a more granular approach. “What has been the actual toll on some of these patients?” he asked.

If these death were classified as caused by the Wuhan flu, they would be right ... in a mordant way.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

 

Don’t Let The Washington Post Get Away With Memory-Holing Its Anti-Kavanaugh Campaign

Must read by Mollie Hemingway.


The Washington Post has a problem. The newspaper led the massive effort against the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by publishing and relentlessly hyping a completely unsubstantiated allegation of sexual assault against him.

Now, the paper is leading Democrats’ efforts to bury a similar, if stronger, allegation of sexual assault against Joe Biden. To accomplish this dramatic turnabout, the paper is collectively trying to rewrite history, pretending the allegation against Kavanaugh had more basis than it did while also pretending that the allegation against Biden has less basis than it does....

Ruth Marcus and others at the Washington Post who led the effort to destroy Brett Kavanaugh’s life based on unsubstantiated allegations know that what they did was evil. They may try to rewrite history to make it seem that Blasey Ford had evidence in support of her claim. They may try to rewrite history to make themselves feel better. They can dig as furiously as they want, but there is no memory hole deep enough to forget their behavior.

I wonder if, in the middle of the night, Ruth Marcus realizes that she is one of the baddies. 

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NY CITY LOCK-DOWN BEGINNING TO FAIL

People in their neighborhood — even old people — who were wearing masks a few days ago now aren’t. Long lines at soup kitchens and food pantries and check-cashing places. A generally more sad and more aggressive attitude. This is bad because NYC needs it more than anywhere else, but a month or so is really about as long as most people will comply, or even self-isolate on their own.


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MARIE ANTOINETTE PELOSI: "LET THEM EACH CHOCOLATE CANDY AND ICE CREAM"

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Monday, April 20, 2020

 

HARVARD PROFESSOR WANTS TO BAN HOME SCHOOLING


Public education is all about brainwashing your children ...
Elizabeth Bartholet, faculty director of Harvard Law School’s Child Advocacy Program, told the magazine that homeschooling deprives children of their right to a "meaningful education." She cites no law that requires a child to receive a "meaningful" education (because there is no such law in the U.S.) but defines it thusly: "But it’s also important that children grow up exposed to community values, social values, democratic values, ideas about nondiscrimination and tolerance of other people’s viewpoints." (Nothing about reading, writing, and 'rithmetic in her formula, it ought to be noted.)

In other words, she knows that homeschooled children are being taught to think for themselves, and she won't stand for it. Bartholet is no doubt keenly aware that government indoctrination centers have been wildly successful in their quest to force-feed vulnerable children progressive values. One need only spend a short time on a college campus to understand the extent of their success. Abraham Lincoln famously said that "The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next." Social and moral revolutionaries understand that society and culture are shaped in the classroom and they've spent the last 100 years working tirelessly to ensure that the "correct" (read: progressive) values are being imposed on children.

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CNN’s Brian Stelter tweets about crawling in bed and crying over pandemic

When the going gets tough, some crawl in bed and cry, and then share their feelings with a many people as possible. There are lots of words for such types, but none of them connote strength, much less heroism in the face of adversity. So, I had the check that the tweet below is not a hoax coming from some Macedonian content farm, but nope. It’s right there in the Twitter feed of CNN’s media critic and host of Reliable Sources, Brian Stelter

What kind of person does this?    Men without chests.

You have to be part of a strange world in which such public declarations of cowardice, of pusillanimity, is something that you would proclaim to the passing strangers who read your sordid confession without the self-realization that normal people see you as a mewling baby in a fat man's body.

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WILL THE SHUTDOWN CAUSE MORE DEATHS THAN IT SAVES?

We are in the midst of a health care disaster in the U.S. and other developed nations. This is not due primarily to the Wuhan virus, but rather to the fact that “non-essential” medical treatment has been canceled. In England, concern is growing that the deferral of “non-essential” health care could ultimately be more damaging than the Wuhan virus.

Questions that are not being asked:

How many people are going to die because they are not being treated for their illnesses because the medical system is essentially shut down except for the treatment of the Wuhan flu.

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LEFTIST BRAIN-DEAD BITCH AMANDA MARCOTTE HATES YOU AND WANTS YOU DEAD

Read Americans are Protesting- But Not For Themselves

Few business owners have the luxury of generating income by sitting on their butts in front of a computer. Fewer still get paid for each word of drivel they type. Those “big whiny babies” protesting want to get out and go back to work because they understand the basic economics of life in America

Followed by this comment:

Scott says:
April 18, 2020 at 5:51 pm
I’m a firefighter paramedic. I just lost an uncle to Covid, and have an aunt that’s hanging on by a thread. My job is “essential” (whatever that means.. and who gives these assholes the right to decide what meets that category?), so I’m still working. My father just got admitted to the hospital due to complications from a previous surgery, and I can’t visit him because of these bullshit retrictions. If I wasn’t on shift tomorrow, I’d be one of those protesters tomorrow..

Does this leftist braindead bitch want to call me selfish? (probably).. I’d love for her or any like minded (giving them too much credit for having minds??) to meet up and debate me, or go toe to toe with me.. It’d be a bad day for them.
Screw socialism, and all who support it!

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

 

Dictatorial State Power Wearing a Lab Coat



No group has done more to create havoc in the country than the “scientists” who have been running the world’s policy designed to deal with the Chinese Communist Party’s decision to hide the fact that their virology lab released – probably accidentally - a lab-created virus for which there is no vaccine or cure.   

After first ignoring the virus, leading epidemiologists got press headlines by predicting the virtual second coming of the Black Death.   Political leaders eventually reacted by shutting down the economies of much of Europe and North America, throwing untold millions – 20 million in America alone – out of work and forcing most of the rest of us to hide out at  home.

British scientist Neil Ferguson ignited the world’s drastic response to the novel Wuhan coronavirus when he published the bombshell report predicting 2.2 million Americans and more than half a million Brits would be killed. He now says both that the U.K. should have enough ICU beds and that the coronavirus will probably kill under 20,000 people in the U.K. - more than half of whom would have died by the end of the year in any case because they were so old and sick.

Ferguson, labeled the “gold standard” of disease modeling has quite a history of being wrong.  In 2005 he predicted that up to 200 million people could die from the Bird Flu.  The Bird Flu’s death toll from 2003 to 2020 is 455.

Dr. Ferguson was equally off with his death projections for mad cow disease. He made big headlines in the United Kingdom by predicting that mad cow disease could kill between 50 and 50,000.  Millions of cows were slaughtered. But to be fair, his scientific ‘model’ was right. The death toll is 178 to date.

A world that has lost its faith in God has replaced that faith with another, and it is known as “Science.”  If you question the High Priests of Science you are denounced as a sister-marrying, racist, bigoted, Flat-earth, knuckle dragging troglodyte.  You probably do not believe in global warming, use plastic straws, are not saving the planet by using re-usable grocery bags and drive your own car instead of using the disease petri dish known as mass-transit. 

But after several two-week extensions of our government induced and scientifically promoted self-imprisonment, people are beginning to notice.  The Scientific Gods were wrong. 

The hallowed Dr. Fauci was wrong about the Wuhan flu any number of times.  He said it was “not a major threat for the people of the United States” on January 31st.  On February 21st he told the American people that the threat of coronavirus as “miniscule;”  that the annual flu was more a threat.   As March ended, Dr. Fauci did a U-turn and was recommending a nationally federally mandated shut-down, even in parts of the country with no evidence of coronavirus. 

People are beginning to question whether the polices that governments have enacted are based on faulty computer models.  The models predicted hospitalizations that were vastly larger than the actual numbers. 

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Predicted 135,000 hospital beds just for coronavirus patients, 65,000 in New York alone. For New York, the real number is closer to 13,000. Emergency hospitals were set up, not used, and then dismantled because of a lack of patients.  Other areas – not hot spots like New York – were even father from predictions. 

Remember the ventilator crisis? A shortage meant people would die.  The Governor of New York, Mario Cuomo demanded 30,000 – 40,000 ventilators from the Federal Government based on these predictions.   He got 16,000.   Today, Cuomo is giving ventilators away.  Meanwhile Ford and GM are churning out tens of thousands of ventilators that will go into storage.

Then there are the global organizations like WHO – the World Health Organization.  First, they denied that there was a problem.  They echoed the Chinese government that the virus could not be passed from human to human.  They claimed that it came from the Wuhan wet market.  On April 6th the WHO said that healthy people don’t need to wear face masks, mere days after the CDC told people to mask up.  That was only a few weeks after the CDC told people not to wear masks, that wearing a face mask was useless … or worse. 

It is now more than likely that the virus was man made and has a label attached to it “Made in China.”  The Chinese Communist Party has denied it and instead claims that it’s a product of the US Military. The WHO has denied it.  The American Press has vigorously denied it.  In fact, the American Press labelled it a debunked conspiracy theory.  The Columbia Journalism Review even says that if the virus originated in the Wuhan virology lab, it is still a “conspiracy theory.”  It is impossible to find a better definition of “Gaslighting” that that. 

Government policy evolved like a tragedy, one domino knocking the other over.  In the beginning: no problem.  Then 11 million residents of Wuhan were shut in their homes.  Neil Ferguson predicts mass deaths.  What public official can resist scientists predicting mass death?  The airwaves were filled with charts and graphs created by eminent scientists with impeccable credentials, the High Priests of Science, proving - with computer models and PowerPoint presentations -  that unless we kill the economy everyone will die. 

So we shut up our shops and threw tens of millions out of work.  Many millions work for small businesses that will never re-open.  Some state and local officials went further.  Governor Whitmer of Michigan decided that buying seeds for your garden, or paint for your home was a threat to the health and safety of Michiganders.  Strictly forbidden!

Church services were cancelled nation-wide.  Tucker Carlson asked the Governor of New Jersey why he thought that he had the Constitutional power to forbid church services.  The Governor replied that it never occurred to him that the freedom to practice your religion was enshrined in the Constitution.  It was, he explained, above his pay grade.  Other officials went further and when a pastor held a service in his parking lot for people who stayed in their cars with windows rolled up, the local police issued $500 tickets to the parishioners.  

As recently as two months ago, this country was filled with officials who swore to uphold the Constitution and defend it against all enemies, foreign and domestic.  They lied.  Encouraged by Scientists to rule by decree, they grabbed the opportunity with relish.

And the people, convinced that following orders meant safety, went along. It is amazing to see how quickly sacred ideals are discarded in the face of public pressure.  In American culture, the guy in the lab coat, the Scientist, has proved that they can get politicians, the police, and the people to go along even if it a week later he tells them the exact opposite.

The police especially disillusion me. It has been an article of Conservative faith that the military and the police would never turn on the American people, enforcing dictatorial rule.  If you get cops in Greenville Mississippi to give $500 tickets to people for sitting in their cars in the church parking lot listening to a sermon, what else will they do if given the order?

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Friday, April 17, 2020

 

AMERICAN INCREASING PROTESTS AGAINST IMPRISONMENT

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THIS IS ENGLAND. RECOGNIZE IT?

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"This guy is our great hope to beat Trump? We’re screwed."

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BEST CAMPAIGN COMMERCIAL YET

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MEDIA MARCHING IN LOCKSTEP TO KEEP AMERICA IMPRISONED

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COMEY WAS THE CHIEF SPY

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THIS IS PAINFUL TO WATCH - IS THIS REALLY A MAJOR PARTY'S CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT

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Democrats demand end to border wall construction and migrant detention, calling for illegals to walk free


I can't imagine this will sit well with most Americans who are very concerned about getting infected by strangers entering the country.

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Michigan Gov. Whitmer hit by federal lawsuits over stay-at-home order


It's high time to push back, hard, against these Democrat Neo-Nazis.

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MEDIA REPEATS CHINESE LIES OF NO NEW CCP VIRUS CASES


Remember these?


Axios: “No new cases in Wuhan, global numbers pass 724k . . . China’s city of Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus was discovered, reported no new cases for a sixth straight day. There was a decline in infections for a fourth consecutive day across mainland China.”

NPR: “From March 18-22, the Chinese city of Wuhan reported no new cases of the virus through domestic transmission — that is, infection passed on from one person to another. The achievement was seen as a turning point in efforts to contain the virus.”

Reuters: “China ramped up efforts on Monday to heal the world’s second-biggest economy as health authorities reported a further drop in new coronavirus cases, although the country remains wary of carriers of the disease coming from abroad and infected people who exhibit no symptoms. The city of Wuhan, the source of the pandemic, reported no new cases for a sixth day, as businesses reopened and residents set about reclaiming a more normal life after a lockdown of almost two months.”

New York Times: “China on Thursday reported no new local infections for the first time since the coronavirus crisis began three months ago, reaching a milestone in its battle with the deadly outbreak that has upended daily life and economic activity around the world.”

Anxious to assign maximum blame to Trump for the virus, wishing that we had a leader as "effective" as the Chinese dictator Xi in ending the spread of the virus., the media accepted the Chinese propaganda lies and misinformed the American people.

2nd Wave of Virus Outbreak Erupts in Northern Chinese City of Harbin
Locals have reported long queues in front of hospitals, while traffic police have blocked vehicles from entering local highways, and hospitals announced new rules to prevent the CCP virus from spreading.

The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus, first broke out in Wuhan, the capital of central China’s Hubei province, in December 2019. From January, the virus quickly spread to other Chinese cities.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

 

Some Things Will Never Be the Same After the Chinese Coronavirus

Kurt Schlichter  ... read the whole thing
Academia: Speaking of enemies, a lot of colleges have moved online, and do you think that millions of students and their parents haven’t noticed that the only real difference between staring at a screen and staring at some hippie burnout prof run his filthy bunghole from 33 rows back is that the students aren’t getting hammered in the dorms every night?...

The Media: It was always a smoldering dung heap and now it’s a fecal inferno. The definitive example of its uselessness was how it decided that what the president is actually saying was unfit to report. No, what is fit to point out – which the president gloriously did via a “Best Media Fails” highlight reel on April 13th – is the garbage media’s garbage take on what the president was actually saying....

Open Borders Nuts: Gee, it turns out that America faces foreign threats, and that maybe throwing open the door isn’t a great idea. Some ChiCom bat biter got sick and the rest is history. If Trump had listened to the whining children who screamed “RACISM!” before he shut down flights from the Far East petri dish, we’d have a zillion more cases....

The Globalist Bureaucracy: Well, CNN and the NYT still think we should be sucking up to the WHO and its Peking puppet of a head honcho, but the rest of us have had a terrific lesson in why the international establishment is garbage. ...

The Climate Hoaxers: Hey, the science people can’t generate a model that correctly predicts tomorrow, but we should totally go for a re-do times a hundred of the current economic chaos because some freaky Nordic waif demands we obey models that purport to give us the weather report for the year 2120.

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NANCY PELOSI'S MARIE-ANTOINETTE MOMENT: "LET THEM EAT JENI'S"



This is something every single American can appreciate, and it’s not at all tone-deaf. Those containers of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams you saw packed into Pelosi’s freezers are only $12 per pint, so you can buy literally 100 of them with your Trump check. Almost as many as Pelosi has. Now that’s what I call bipartisanship!

Which she keeps cold via a good $20K+ worth of refrigeration:  Click on this link

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THE THING THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND IS THAT WE’RE NOT LOCKED IN HERE WITH THEM. THEY’RE LOCKED IN HERE WITH US

Sarah Hoyt:

We’re Americans. Millions for defense, not a cent for tribute. And that includes to enemies domestic. I can sense the time coming and it’s not very far when Americans will have obeyed their last irrational order.

I think I’ve said this before: I’ve lived through lock downs and curfews before. Not once was the reason given the real reason. The real reason was always “fear of the governed.” Now you know. Proceed accordingly.

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Suddenly, the Chinese lab origin theory of COVID-19 becomes more than a baseless right-wing conspiracy myth

The point is not that this proves that the virus originated in the lab. Rather, my interest is the overwhelming media narrative that emerged to deny that this was a credible potential source. That narrative emerged around the time that the media was hammering Trump for his use of “China virus” and “Wuhan virus.” That criticism was enhanced by the argument that the virus developed naturally. That could still be the case but it never seemed rational to me to discount the lab theory.

What is most amazing is that, if the Chinese allowed this virus to escape and then arrested doctors raising the alarm over the spread, it would be one of the greatest stories of our lifetime: a world pandemic caused by human error. Millions have been infected and thousands have died. If the cause was negligence by a totalitarian nation (that ignored warnings and punished doctors), this would be a story of the century. Suddenly magazines care saying that they are now thinking about the “unthinkable.” Yet, it was never truly unthinkable was it?

The media only allowed themselves to report on this to "prove" that Trump should have know about this earlier.

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THE RALEIGH PD IS NON ESSENTIAL

A group of citizens attending a peaceful assembly to protest the economic shutdown in NC was forcibly dispersed, and some arrested, by the Police in Raleigh, North Carolina. Despite being one of the 13 original colonies, they forgot the First amendment!!

Nicely done Raleigh, North Carolina Police Department! You reminded people around the country that the “First Amendment right” to peaceful assembly is at risk. From you. Officers of the law.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

 

Concealing FBI malfeasance

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Chances are these people are crazy

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Psychopath eating ice cream while on vacation

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FBI Knew Russian Intelligence Was Monitoring and Probably Influencing Christopher Steele's Dossier and Still Used It

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AP BIAS

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Nancy Pelosi has $25 grand worth of refrigerators



How obscenely rich Democrats live.

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Nervous Nancy Deletes Video of Herself in Chinatown

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Joe Biden is not a major news figure

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The Democrats are really going all in on being at the party of China.

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This woman's face just creeps me out.

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Obama FBI was not duped. They knew Clinton dossier was a scam

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Coronavirus emanated from a virology lab in Wuhan...”

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Let us remember this was the guy who demanded 30,000 ventilators and said 26,000 could die if he didn’t get them.

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Mueller was sold as an investigation of Russian interference. Yet he *never* investigated Clinton campaign's secret dossier

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Protesting Governor Whitmer in Michigan

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Tucker Carlson asks New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy where he got the authority to nullify the Bill of rights when he banned religious services in his state

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Kanye West says he’s voting for Donald Trump in November.


Looks like he's nobody's slave.

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Here’s One Thing Officials Can Do to Make Lockdown Life Better: Stop Being Hypocritical Tyrants


This is beginning to look more and more like you local government officials.

We're in the middle of some serious shit and petty tyrants at the local level are only making it worse.  And you can spot a trend: the officials in charge are mostly Democrats.

There are the police officers who thought it was a good idea to pester a little girl shooting baskets alone in a park. She was socially distanced. She was fine. If a game of street 3-on-3 suddenly broke out, well, that’s a different story. But she was alone. So leave her alone. The police later apologized, but they should have just used some common sense and avoided the whole situation. And there are the police officers in Colorado who arrested a dad playing ball with his daughter in a park. Leave people alone or this could start getting ugly. Most Americans support the police, but we don’t support a police state.

There are the officials who decided Easter weekend was a good opportunity to start messing with churches struggling like everyone else to deal with the new reality. California’s Mendocino County is banning church singing on a livestream. How does this help stop the spread of coronavirus? Kentucky’s Democrat governor took to taking down Christians’ license plates for going to church in their cars. How does this help halt the virus from spreading? It doesn’t. It just makes people who are already on edge that much edgier. Elections matter. Remember this in a few years and do better.

Michigan should also do better. It elected the cluelessly tyrannical Gretchen Whitmer as its governor. A few weeks ago Whitmer was a rising Democrat star. Now, she’s a petty thug who’s in over her head (which doesn’t rule her out of still being a rising Democrat star). She’s awful. She has gone on a power trip worthy of Blofeld, the nutty Bond villain who built a fortress in a volcano and fed his underlings to piranhas. Whitmer is telling people who own more than one home that they cannot drive between those homes. How does this stop the spread of the virus? She’s telling people they can’t buy carpet and paint because they’re not “essential.” Tell that to anyone who suddenly has to repair something in the home they’re suddenly hanging onto because they suddenly lost their job because Whitmer arbitrarily closed their business. Tell that to the guy whose whole job is home repair and remodeling. Who is she or any of these so-called leaders to say what is and isn’t “essential”? Broadly speaking, a legal job that enables someone to feed their family is essential to that family. Tell them they’re not essential and they’ll tell you exactly what they think of you. There will be choice words and gestures.
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When we see Chicago’s mayor ban haircuts, and then get one herself because she’s privileged and you're not and she imposes a curfew on others for no evident reason, and when we see a Texas county judge apparently violate his own stay at home order, it sends the entirely wrong signal in a republic where the people are supposed to be the government.

It also hints at something a whole lot darker that our dear leaders had better not let fester. And the best thing they can do to prevent that is to stop acting like petty little tyrants.

Stripping them naked and whipping them through the streets are a good start. 

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

 

NY TIMES DEFENDS BIDEN - IT WASN'T RAPE RAPE


When you work for the NY Times your job is to make stories that reflect badly on Democrats disappear.

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ACE FISKS NY TIMES' BAQUET ABOUT HIS COVER-UP FOR RAPIST BIDEN

The New York Times Lies About Why It Pushed the Christine "Blowsey" Ford Story But Covered Up the Tara Reade Allegation

Q: I've been looking at The Times’s coverage of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. I want to focus particularly on the Julie Swetnick allegations. She was the one who was represented by Michael Avenatti and who suggested that Kavanaugh had been involved in frat house rapes, and then appeared to walk back elements of her allegations. The Times wrote that story the same day she made the allegation, noting that "none of Ms. Swetnick's claims could be independently corroborated."
Why was Kavanaugh treated differently?


A: Kavanaugh was already in a public forum in a large way.

Wait, I'm sorry-- Are you claiming that the presumptive challenger to be President of the United States is not "already in a public forum in a large way"?

Are you fucking kidding me with this?!?!

Read the whole thing.  The lying is now so blatant and in-your-face that they know that we know they're lying but now it's just instinct.  They hate you and dare you to call them out.

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MEDICAL EXPERTS CONFIRM DEMOCRATS HAVE DEVELOPED HERD IMMUNITY TO SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS

"It's amazing -- the entire Democrat demographic is entirely immune," said one researcher as he took blood samples from Joe Biden. "After conspiring with the media to squash any accusations that pop up, it seems, over time, Democrats have been able to develop a kind of herd immunity to any allegations."

Biden has been an important case study for medical experts' work, as he can publicly sniff people's hair and inappropriately touch many people on camera and still be entirely protected from any accusation whatsoever. His DNA is being studied for a possible breakthrough for other politicians.

On the other hand, Republicans are still at risk.

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BIDEN HAS TOUCHED US ALL

Barak Obama comes out for Biden

"Many leaders, um, you know, they, um, don't rub you the right way," Obama said. "But not Joe. Joe, see, he, um, touches everyone he comes into contact with, whether they want him to or not. He's breathing down Trump's neck in, um, in the race now, and I know he will overcome and grab a come-from-behind victory. I'm very fondle--excuse me--very fond of Joe, and with a stroke of luck, we'll be able to lick Trump in this election as we grope about for the White House."

Obama brought his patented brand of eloquent, hope-infused rhetoric to the speech, saying, "We can, um, smell a win this year."

"Joe's campaign is very touching, that's what I'm, um, here to say. So don't let a Trump victory sneak up on us -- embrace Joe Biden in 2020."

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PROVING THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES IS A RAPE APOLOGIST - IF THE RAPIST IS A DEMOCRAT



The New York Times stealth-edited its article on the sexual-assault allegation against Joe Biden by his former Senate staffer Tara Reade just minutes after it was published on Sunday morning, removing all references in a key paragraph to the multiple past accusations by seven women that the former vice president had touched them inappropriately.

The Times piece also focuses on unrelated sexual misconduct accusations against President Trump, and largely dismisses Reade's allegations as uncorroborated by her co-workers -- even though the Times notes later in its piece that Reade's claim was contemporaneously corroborated by two of Reade's friends.

According to a copy of the Times' article saved by the Internet archive Wayback Machine, the Times originally reported: "No other allegation about sexual assault surfaced in the course of reporting, nor did any former Biden staff members corroborate any details of Ms. Reade’s allegation. The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden, beyond the hugs, kisses and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable."

That paragraph now reads: "No other allegation about sexual assault surfaced in the course of reporting, nor did any former Biden staff members corroborate any details of Ms. Reade’s allegation. The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden."

On Monday, the Times' executive editor, Dean Baquet, admitted that the Biden campaign had requested the change.

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BIG CHANGES COMING TO BLUE AMERICA

The COVID-19 pandemic will be shaping how we live, work and learn about the world long after the last lockdown ends and toilet paper hoarding is done, accelerating shifts that were already underway including the dispersion of population out of the nation’s densest urban areas and the long-standing trend away from mass transit and office concentration towards flatter and often home-based employment.

Amid 20 years of fanfare about how big, dense cities are the future, the country had kept spreading out with nearly all population growth since 2010 occurring in the urban periphery and smaller cities. As a new study from Heartland Forward, where I am a senior fellow, demonstrates, both immigrants and millennials—the key groups behind urban growth—are increasingly moving to interior cities and even small towns.

There is no reason for people to live in dense urban centers, crowded into tiny apartments with sky-high rents. The Internet has made neighbors and friend out of people thousands of miles away from each other. And the dense pack of humanity of the urban center has made them virulent breeding grounds for not just crime, but also disease and death.

Both cases and deaths have been overwhelmingly concentrated so far in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and New York. Gotham has been the American epicenter; dense regions seem especially susceptible to pandemics. This has also been the case in Europe. Half of all COVID-19 cases in Spain for example have occurred in Madrid while the Milan region accounts for half of all cases in Italy and almost three-fifths of the deaths.

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