The body of a junkie ex-con who had robbed a pregnant woman at gunpoint was placed in a golden coffin on a horse-drawn hearse while a nation whose cities were burning watched.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
A New York Times reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for his role perpetrating the Russia collusion hoax was tasked with framing the news that a former top FBI lawyer was to plead guilty to deliberately fabricating evidence against a Donald Trump campaign affiliate targeted in the Russia probe. The resulting article is a case study in how to write propaganda.
So: if you’re worried about interesting times, one of the things you can do is plan your bug out – or staying put… around a few solid neighbors or friends. No: you can’t be a parasite. No they are not the government who will claim to be your nanny. But as long as bring something of value too, and work together… this is why humans have been able to overcome harsh environments or marauding prides of lions. Not because they’re tough (some are, but only relatively) but because they think and plan ahead, and co-operate when they need to.
One of the themes of our summer audio entertainment The Prisoner of Windsor is that most of the chaps who matter in this world are people you've never heard of - by which I mean they are other than the omnipresent pygmies of the political scene: In a settled democratic society such as Canada, for example, if you wind up with an electoral contest between a woke mammy singer with a banana in his pants and a hollow husk less lifelike than his CBC election-night hologram whose only core belief is that he has no core beliefs other than that party donations should pay for his kids' schooling, you can take it as read that the real action must be elsewhere.
A lot of those chaps you've never heard of turn up in this video from the "World Economic Forum" - ie, the Davos set. After five months of Covid lockdown, you'll be happy to hear that all the experts have decided that 2021 will be the year of "The Great Reset":
I see my chums at the Heartland Institute headline this the "World Leaders' 'Great Reset' Plan". But, if by "leader" you mean an elected head of government accountable to the people, there is a total dearth. Indeed, it's a melancholy reflection on the state of "world leadership" that the nearest to anyone accountable to the people in this video is HRH The Prince of Wales, in whom one day in the hopefully extremely far distant future the executive authority of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, etc will be nominally vested but which cannot be exercised without the consent of the people's representatives. Yet even that token accountability is, as noted, in the future. So right now he's just another guy who's a "world leader" because he gets invited to Davos and you don't - and, even if you were minded to show up anyway, you'd need a private jet because all the scheduled flights have been Covid-canceled and the world's airports are ghost towns.
Monday, August 17, 2020
The corrupt, criminal regime wasted 40 days blocking information while it crushed domestic dissent and ensured COVID-19 would become a global pandemic....
The world is watching. People in China no longer stand alone. Many are no longer fearful. They have already started publishing firsthand accounts of the CPC’s orchestrated cover-ups and monumental failures, revealing the rotten core of Chinese governance.
Sunday, August 16, 2020
How a Free Society Deals with Pandemics, According to Legendary Epidemiologist and Smallpox Eradicator Donald Henderson
And yet here we are living in times when the state is controlling our movements, shuttering businesses, defining who and what is essential, dangerously disrupting supply chains, forcibly closing schools and churches, and restricting travel. A shelter-in-place order is something of a liberal nightmare, the worst-possible use of coercive power against individual rights, and the results have been catastrophic.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
The ritual decapitation of 800 Christians who refused Islam on August 14, 1480 — 540 years ago Friday — sheds much light on contemporary questions concerning the ongoing conflict between Islam and the West.
A Queens man wanted for allegedly torching a cop car had spray-painted “TOO LATE!” on his wall to taunt the feds — but he didn’t flee fast enough and FBI agents nabbed him anyway, Brooklyn prosecutors said.
Sam Resto was busted at his work Thursday afternoon with a passport in his backpack, and admitted to FBI agents he had planned to flee, prosecutors said.
When agents entered his Elmhurst apartment that night, they were confronted with the scrawled taunt, alongside a drawing of a smiley face with a tongue sticking out.
The provocation backfired.
Prosecutors asked a Brooklyn federal court Friday to order Resto held without bail — and used his intention to flee and the wall taunt to back up their argument that he’s a flight risk.
The judge agreed and ordered Resto held.
She's 'Unbeatable?': WSJ Columnist Shreds the Liberal Media's New Kamala Harris Narrative With One Tweet
If commentators are now struggling to define Ms. Harris, it’s because she offers little that is truly defining. The party establishment quickly closed ranks around her 2016 Senate race, allowing her to run a standard liberal campaign that the Los Angeles Times described as “carefully orchestrated” and “overly cautious and scripted.” In her 3½ Senate years, she’s done little by way of legislation, preferring to showboat at hearings. The lack of an animating agenda helps a explain a presidential campaign in which she bounced from left to far-left position, whatever she thought most helpful at the moment. She twice called to eliminate private health insurance—and twice reversed herself the next day after backlash. As Vox noted, the “combination of policy reversals and botched rollout . . . undermined faith in her ability to govern on the issue Democrats rate as most important.”
Today I made the following statement about the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the request of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s and her former Chief of Staff, Chery Mills to avoid testifying under oath about Clinton’s emails. The court granted Clinton’s request to avoid testimony but denied Mills’.
As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton hid her government emails, then stole them when she left office. Her lawyers unilaterally determined what would be returned later. The State Department knew this occurred but tried to game a federal trial court into shutting down Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit before Clinton’s scheme became public. In response, the trial court rightly ordered Clinton to testify about the reasons for her actions and their impact on the public’s right to know. That this was too much for the DC Circuit is a miscarriage of justice.
In addition to today’s political decision, the Justice and State Departments’ continuing efforts to avoid getting to the bottom of Clinton’s email misconduct are a scandal. President Trump should hold Secretary Pompeo and Attorney General Barr accountable for their failures of leadership.
Friday, August 14, 2020
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Harvey Risch, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Nancy Pelosi called Chuck Schumer one day and said I’ve got a plan to help us win in 2020 and help us retain control of Congress and take the Senate.
Monday, August 10, 2020
Is there a deep state? Does it secretly control America?— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) July 25, 2020
Use your common sense!
Have a listen. pic.twitter.com/yIwmnPf8Di
How the Marketing Arms of the Deep State are used as tools of deception and corruption. pic.twitter.com/PnfZVtkwDj— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) July 29, 2020
Boat parades are a rather ingenious way to do socially distant political expression in urban areas. All an angry mob can do to you if you’re in a fast boat is shake their fists and yell. https://t.co/5VJtavdXCz— Preston Byrne (@prestonjbyrne) August 9, 2020
Sunday, August 09, 2020
Global scandals now labeled Russiagate, Spygate, and what President Trump calls “Obamagate” shook the political world, but hit me closer to home. I’m the reason the so-called FBI “spy” at the center of Spygate, Stefan Halper, met Carter Page, the alleged “Russian Asset” in Russiagate’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
On May 19, 2018, this realization blindsided me in London as I was about to fly out for my wedding. The New York Times, NBC News and other sources had outed my PhD supervisor, Stefan Halper, as a spy known to the UK’s MI6 intelligence service as “The Walrus.”
It didn’t seem real. Could a former professor I once trusted as a mentor have betrayed his word, profession, and country to start these disasters? I had moved to England to pursue an academic career and leave DC’s politics behind, only to have my PhD supervisor throw me back into the most outrageous political firestorms I could imagine. Just my luck. Then an even worse question began nagging at me. Did I unintentionally light the match that started it all?
As I started to piece together what happened over the next few months, I realized something. The stories that The New York Times, Washington Post, and others were pushing didn’t add up. Many seemed planted to cover up or advance the agendas of several individuals whose tentacles secretly ran through these scandals, and who each had longstanding ties to intelligence services like the FBI, CIA, and MI6. I call these individuals the Cambridge Four.
Measured by his contributions to economics, political theory, and intellectual history, Thomas Sowell ranks among the towering intellects of our time. Yet, rare among such thinkers, Sowell manages never to provoke, in the reader, the feeling of being towered over.
Trump supporters rally: Hundreds of MAGA fans march in Beverly Hills urging liberals to 'walk away', crowd in California blasts Gov. Newsom for not reopening the state and pro-police demonstrators gather in Austin
Click on the link for pictures of hundreds rallying for Trump in Beverly Hills and Austin
Bill de Blasio is officially the 109th mayor of New York City. I say officially because, in reality, he’s New York’s first mayor. The first mayor who doesn’t care about the city. Not all his predecessors were above average, but de Blasio stands out for his indifference. Nothing makes him tick. Gotham, the closest thing our nation has ever had to the shining city upon a hill, is in a sharp and obvious downward spiral. With dizzying speed, more than two decades of prosperity and public safety are crashing to a halt. Persistent warnings that the bad old days were coming back were accurate, but in vain. The bad old days are here.
After Burning Police Union, Portland Rioters Threaten Nearby House: 'We're Gonna Burn Your Building Down'
In what seems the most terrifying part of the incident, the antifa rioters threatened to burn down a man’s house — seemingly for the crime of looking out his window and perhaps asking them to quiet down. As the man pops his head out, the crowd chants, “Black Lives Matter!”
One of the rioters shouts, “You’ve really internalized capitalism if you’re more worried about getting a good night’s sleep so you can f***ing work. F*ck you!”
“Black Lives Matter!” the crowd chants again. One voice shouts, “We’re gonna burn your building down!” “Black Lives Matter!” the crowd chats again. One woman taunts, “We know where you live!”
It appears the mob moved on after these taunts, but this episode again illustrates that the antifa rioters are not just targeting police for harassment. These shouts may have been empty threats, but they are still terrifying.
On Friday night, rioters spilled into a Portland man’s backyard and onto his porch in the middle of the night, and he came out to boot them from his property.
On Thursday, Mayor Ted Wheeler (D-Portland) finally vocally condemned the violent antifa rioters, warning that when they attempted to burn down the Penumbra Kelly building on Wednesday night, they were “attempting to commit murder.” He urged truly peaceful protesters to stay away from the crowds that would develop into violent riots. “If you are a non-violent demonstrator, and you don’t want to be part of intentional violence, please stay away from these areas. Our community must say that this violence is not Portland, that these actions do not reflect our values, and these crimes are distracting from reform, not advancing it.”
Yet it seems antifa rioters are so set on their violent activity that they will threaten to burn down a man’s house for the crime of looking out his window.
I’m convinced that if a rabid leftist was dying of thirst and President Trump offered him water, he’d refuse to drink it.
How much more proof is needed that Trump Derangement Syndrome from the media has resulted in thousands of unnecessary deaths? Most studies show hydroxychloroquine can be an effective treatment for COVID-19. Countries that are widely using it early in the progression of the disease have had significantly better outcomes in mortality.
Saturday, August 08, 2020
Despite the best efforts of the propaganda media (aka, MSM) to sanitize as “mostly peaceful” violent, property-destroying and federal agent-blinding demonstrations that have engulfed Portland, Seattle, and other cities, the American people are catching on that Antifa is the armed auxiliary street force of the Democrat party, just as the KKK was a century and more ago.While the Dems thought that their strategy of making conditions terrible so that voters would throw out the incumbent was sound, it turns out that the availability of dramatic footage of real violence on social media has put the lie to the media coverups.
Tucker Carlson, the highest rated host in cable news history, regularly calls the rioters “Biden voters,” and that is an easier sale to the public than Nadler’s fantasy [he called the riots a myth].
The Democrats, including the Biden campaign, are riding a tiger. If they attempt to dismount, they will be eaten by the tiger, as Libby Schaaf [Mayor of Oakland CA} discovered. ... the hysterically angry rioters, many of them white, college-educated women in their twenties, could turn on Biden as with ample ammunition from his past career befriending KKK Kleagle Robert Byrd and enriching his family with his political connections.President Trump, to their dismay, has played the riots perfectly, with his administration expressing resolve but refraining from oversteps that would hand a Kent State-like massacre, complete with martyrs
Watch the MSM go from "You're going to kill grandma" to "We must re-open schools - for the children"
When you're driving the narrative-mobile at 70mph and you suddenly hit reverse. https://t.co/avtuTSAIo1— jon gabriel (@exjon) August 7, 2020
One of the things that struck me today was how many stories involved people pushing back. They're pushing back against the Black Lives Matter narrative, they're pushing back against cancel culture, and they're pushing back against the Wuhan virus lockdown. In other words, after being beaten around the head for a few months, Americans are beginning to remember that they're a free people in a constitutionally run nation. They're finally getting mad as hell, and they're not going to take it anymore.
Tenured Law Prof Suspended For Use Of N-Word In Torts Class Sues Emory And Former Dean For Libel And Retaliation
Punch back twice as hard.
Friday, August 07, 2020
On Thursday, New York's Attorney General, Letitia James, proudly announced that she had filed suit to "dissolve" the National Rifle Association. She also sued four NRA executives for damages. The basis for the suit is her claim that the NRA has been mismanaging donor funds. She was able to attack the NRA because the organization is registered in New York, where it was first chartered in 1871.
James got a lot of attention with her announcement, but it might not have been what she was expecting. Forward-looking Democrats demanded to know whether she was trying to help get Trump elected. Meanwhile, the NRA, which has been gaining 1,000 new members a day since the "defund the police" movement began, immediately filed a lawsuit against James, accusing her of defamation and seeking to squelch the organization's right to free speech...
It's no secret why James is going after the NRA. First, it was one of her campaign promises when she ran for Attorney General. In an October 2018 pre-election interview with Ebony magazine she attacked the NRA -- which protects Americans' Second Amendment rights -- as a "terrorist organization" (emphasis added).
The reason behind the lawsuit's timing is obvious. The NRA, recognizing the threat a hard-left Biden administration poses to the Second Amendment, vowed to spend tens of millions of dollars to help Trump win battleground states.
With his usual pithy flair, Trump spelled out what would happen if James's suit were to succeed: Just like Radical Left New York is trying to destroy the NRA, if Biden becomes President your GREAT SECOND AMENDMENT doesn't have a chance. Your guns will be taken away, immediately and without notice. No police, no guns!...
However many millions of dollars she thought she could prevent the NRA from spending in swing states, she just provided at least an equal amount in an in-kind donation with that press conference. You better believe that not only Trump, but Republicans up and down the ticket are going to benefit hugely come November by yesterday's fiasco. Well, played, counselor. Well played! If Nazi collaborator and key insurrection financier George Soros bankrolled this dame's campaign, he got taken. Big time.
Ace of Spades has some downright righteous commentary.
I mentioned in the side-bar the secondary effects of shutting down restaurants. All of those bartenders and waiters and waitresses now have no money to spend, and businesses are now deprived of their custom.There's a much bigger knock-on attack on our economy: When schoolteachers refuse to, you know, teach at school, that means millions and millions of parents are forced to either remain home themselves to watch their kids instead of going to work.The Gonzo Partisan Progressive teachers unions want this shutdown to be as economically destructive as possible, so they're insisting that we keep sending them their checks to not come to work, even as we deprive millions of parents their checks because now they can't go to work.
More than any other group during this pandemic, teachers unions have shown themselves to be abjectly selfish, hyper-political, and totally intransigent about teaching during the pandemic. They are willing to lie about the science behind COVID-19 transmission and shamelessly stoke fear to advance their partisan agenda. Just about the last thing these unions seem to care about is educating children or helping the country get back on its feet.
On Monday, an alliance of teachers unions and leftist groups in dozens of states staged a "National Day of Resistance," issuing a series of demands that they say must be met before their members will return to the classroom. What do they want? Rents and mortgages canceled, a "massive infusion of federal money" from "taxing billionaires and Wall Street," moratoriums on new charter schools and voucher programs and standardized tests, and of course "police-free schools," among other things.
Read the whole thing.
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
The leftist rag’s Beijing bureau chief Anna Fifield excitedly described how indoctrinated Chinese youth flocked to “the giant statue of a young Mao — China’s equivalent of Mount Rushmore — staring out over the Xiangjiang River.”She marveled at how one young university student “jostled on a recent day for the perfect selfie with the Great Helmsman.”Deciding that being an apologist for China’s brutal Communist regime was more important that being an actual journalist, Fiffield completely ignored the fact Zedong was responsible for the deaths of 65 million people as his heinous Great Cultural Revolution brought about widespread famine, imprisonment, and executions.Showing what a true embarrassment she is to her profession, Fifield actually touted benefits of toeing the Communist Party line: “Party membership means better education prospects and better jobs, more politically advantageous marriages and nicer apartments. For many, it is a ticket to a brighter future.”It’s really no surprise that the Post would publish this drivel, since for years it has included propaganda inserts in the paper titled ChinaWatch, prepared by state-run media, China Daily. Those publications routinely deliver rambling from the Communist regime and cheer “Comrade Mao.”In December, The Washington Free Beacon uncovered that China Daily repeatedly violated federal law by not disclosing to U.S. government the millions of dollars it has spent on such propaganda inserts in major American newspapers. Sadly, the Post’s Tuesday article was just the latest chapter in the long, pathetic history of American media outlets serving as cheerleaders for Communism.
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
For years, the media assured Americans that the dossier alleging treasonous collusion between Donald Trump and Russia was based on the scrupulous work of a mastermind British ex-spy and his vast network of credible and well-connected sources spread throughout Europe.It wasn’t true. Steele did not personally collect any of the factual information in his reports.The “vast network” was instead a “social circle” of an American-based former Brookings Institute junior staffer, recently identified for the first time as Igor Danchenko.The friends didn’t have well-documented claims so much as rumors, drunken gossip, and outright brainstorming, conjecture, and speculation.Even that information was “multiple layers of hearsay upon hearsay” before it got to Steele, who then hyperbolically overstated it.And the damning claims of “collusion” appear to have been scandalously misattributed or invented out of whole cloth.With such shoddy information collection and analysis methods, there was never any reason to give credence to any of the salacious allegations in the dossier, whether it was claims of secret deals with Russian oil concerns, secret meetings in foreign capitals, prostitutes urinating on Moscow hotel room beds, files of compromising information, or the careful cultivation of Trump, yes Trump, into the most effective Russian agent in history.
- Adam Goldman
- David Corn
- Michael Horowitz
- Michael Isikoff
- Evan Perez
- Jim Sciutto
- Jake Tapper
- Carl Bernstein
- Michele Neubert
- Ken Dilanian
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- Tracy Connor
- Bradley Hope
- Michael Rothfeld
- Alan Cullison
- Scott Shane
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- Jane Mayer
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