Sunday, September 27, 2020

NYT: Minneapolis city council’s abolish-the-police mission has “collapsed”

 NYT: Minneapolis city council’s abolish-the-police mission has “collapsed”

Exerpt: This outcome was entirely predictable, and for many who live in Minneapolis, a huge relief as well. The New York Times describes the collapse of the abolish-the-police mission by the city “a case study in how idealistic calls for structural change can falter.” It’s better described as yet another reminder that sloganeering doesn’t replace actual governance, and what happens when politicians react to activists rather than talk to their own constituents:

Random Thoughts for October 2020

 

Random Thoughts for October 2020

Robert A. Hall

Feel free to post or forward.  

Health Update: For those following my progress since my left lung was removed in June, I’m doing some better. Still working from home interviewing veterans and getting this life stories for their families and medical records. My weight, which was 158.5 on the day of the operation, dropped to 137.7, is now back in the low 150s. I’m still sleeping more than I did and tired a lot. I’m not sure I’ll get back to the status quo ante. My mobility is increasing impaired by the arthritis in my right hip. And I feel weaker and feebler. But at 74, I have a lot to be thankful for. Including you. I continue to march.

If Biden doesn't pee his pants on stage in the first debate, the media will declare him the winner.

How bad do you have to be when your party is finding reasons you shouldn’t debate Donald Trump.

“Forever Stamps” are at least honest about when the letter will arrive.” –James Lilaks

Saw a yard sign that said, “Defund Career Politicians.”

It’s racist to expect black students to go to class, take tests, write papers and compete with privileged white students. Any black who applies to a university should be accepted, given free tuition, and issued a degree in four years.

Apparently, in today’s politics, the bigger asshole you are the more you succeed

“Andrew Cuomo has done the impossible: make us miss Mario Cuomo.” –National Review.

At 74, there are few things I’d rather do than sleep.

Progressives want to ban hate speech. Unless the hate comes from Jihadists, BLM or Antifa.

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it.” H. L. Mencken

“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for God made man in his own image.” [Gen 9:6]

At the start of Labor Day weekend, I had a list of things I wanted to get done. At the end, I still had a list, about half carried-over.

As I get older, I’m getting more sedentary in my life and more active in my dreams.

Press Gangs had a bad name in American history. Their name is just as bad today.

It beggars belief that voters would believe that Trump slandered vets two years ago, and it just came out now from anonymous sources.

If Trump is reelected, the riots and violence at the inaugural will be like WWIII. 50 dead across the country.

Can anyone who knows the history of the collapse of Rome look at our country and not see parallels?

How many homes do you see with Biden signs that are also flying American flags?

Want to stand above the crowd? Be reliable, be honest, be on time.

On the 19th anniversary of 9/11, I couldn’t hep thinking the terrorists won.

If a freight train without a caboose still looks odd to you, you’re old.

Black businesses matter.

Or in Amish country: Black Buggies Matter.

Have the hiccups? Think of Kamala Harris as president.

I was interviewed for the “Older Veterans Project” (Who you calling “older”?) by a woman writing a PhD dissertation on resiliency in older vets. She said of the 45 vets she had interviewed, every one said being in the service was a positive experience in their lives.

If you asked Kamela Harris about the Jacob Blake rape allegations, would she say, “Boys will be boys”?

Defund the police, fund the vigilantes.

You get new powers as you get older. I can now stare off into space for five or ten minutes at a time.

I’m sneezing a lot lately. I wonder if I’m allergic to my allergy meds?

I’m not interested in lectures on climate change from people who fly by private jet.

Dear Progressives: If you manage to elect Hidin’ Biden and a Democrat congress, your great grandchildren will live in poverty, oppression and fear. And they will hate you.

When most Americans think about politics they are engaging in an activity that they are not trained or equipped to do.

I’m always finding these cryptic notes which don’t mean anything to me. Which is annoying because they’re in my handwriting.

Rules for voice mail: 1. Clearly leave your name, spelling it if it’s difficult. Clearly and slowly leave your phone number. 3. Leave a clear, short message. Hang up.

From Facebook: What if NFL helmets showed the names of all the women they beat up?

First world problems: Electing people who will turn your country into a third-world socialist shithole, because they promise free stuff.

I’m 74 with a lot of health issues, but I still go to my office every day. Okay, it’s three steps off the living room, but still…

If Biden is elected president, will it be okay to touch little girls and sniff women’s hair again? Asking for a friend.

From the Net: "The White liberal differs from the White conservative only in one (1) way; the liberal is more deceitful, more hypocritical, than the conservative.  Both want power, but the White liberal is the one (1) who has perfected the art of posing as the Negro's friend and benefactor and by winning the friendship and support of the Negro, the White liberal is able to use the Negro as a pawn or a weapon in this political football game, that is constantly raging, between the White liberals and the White conservatives.  The American Negro is nothing, but a political football."  --Malcolm Little; aka 'Malcolm X'

Next episode of Chicago PD: In this thrilling story, cops are ordered to ignore seven murders in the city to beef up the crackdown on churches and guarding the mayor’s neighborhood.

Want to get off on the wrong foot? When a person answers the phone with, “Hello,” say,
“Who’s This?!”

Liberal: It’s a tragedy that poor man died in accident being chased by police.

Conservative: He didn’t have a driver’s license, was drunk, and doing 110 mph in a stolen car.

Liberal: Or sure, blame the victim.

If you get in a traffic accident, jump out of your car and yell, “Allah Akbar!” You’ll get off with a warning.

 

Get the collection! My “Random Thoughts” from 2009 through July, 2013 are collected in this book: The Old Jarhead's Journal: Random Thoughts on Life, Liberty, and Leadership by Robert A. Hall

http://www.amazon.com/Old-Jarheads-Journal-Thoughts-Leadership/dp/1490500162/ref=sr_1_1?s=booksandie=UTF8andqid=1373907206andsr=1-1andkeywords=Old+Jarhead%27s+Journal

The Old Jarhead’s Journal is a collection of Random Thoughts on politics and life and Conservative Political Essays, mostly published on the author’s blog, including the essay “I’m Tired” which went viral on the Internet in 2009, “The Hall Platform,” “This I Believe,” and “Why I’m a Republican.” While they will be of interest to conservative thinkers, they are collected here in book form as a service to readers who wish to give a copy to favorite liberals and watch their heads explode. All royalties are donated to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

 

*****

 

Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam Veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate. He is the author of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic. http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Collapse-American-Republic-prevent/dp/1461122538/ref=sr_1_5?s=booksandie=UTF8andqid=1304815980andsr=1-5 For a free PDF of Collapse, e-mail him at tartanmarine(at)gmail.com. Hall’s twelve books are listed here: http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-book-published.html. His blog of political news and conservative comment is www.tartanmarine.blogspot.com. He currently works part-time as a writer-editor in the My Life, My Story program as the Madison VA hospital, interviewing vets and writing up their life histories. During the crisis he is working from home.

A Just Decision Not to File Homicide Charges in the Tragic Breonna Taylor Case

 A Just Decision Not to File Homicide Charges in the Tragic Breonna Taylor Case

Excerpt: In similar cases around the country over the last several years, prosecutors have prioritized the mob over the evidence. To his great credit, Attorney General Cameron did not. As an African-American law enforcement official who has dealt extensively with the Taylor family, the strain of the case on him and his office was obvious at his press conference, and he spoke eloquently about that. No one can quarrel with the grand jury’s conclusion that Hankison deserved to be charged because of his life-threatening recklessness. In another case, since he did not actually injure anyone, the state might have been content with firing Hankison. But the enormity of Ms. Taylor’s death made such leniency impossible to rationalize.

House Democrats vote unanimously against resolution that condemns violence and rioting

 

House Democrats vote unanimously against resolution that condemns violence and rioting

Black on black crime.

 Black on black crime. George

Let’s take a look:
1. Depending on what data you look at, between 5 and 25 unarmed black people were killed by the police in 2019.  In the same year, 2500 blacks were killed by other blacks, or between 100 and 500 times the number killed by police
2. Black people are afraid of the police.  I’m afraid of nuclear war, but that’s far less likely than being hit by a car, so I look both ways.  See above: 100 times more likely than being killed by the police.
3. If you want to do something, start cooperating with the police to get your murderers off the street
4. The per capita rate for police killing blacks is greater than for killing whites.  Ok...note that the per capita murder rate of blacks doing the killing is disproportionately high...but we’re not allowed to say that.  Additionally, more blacks kill whites than the other way around, again disproportionate to the population.  When can we start that conversation (hint: never?)?
5. Given that, is it perhaps reasonable to expect the police are a little afraid of black people?  Asking for a friend
6. You ask why we are not talking about white on white crime.  Well, since you brought it up, remember that the movement is called Black Lives Matter.  Believe me, the white population cares deeply about catching and prosecuting our murderers, and cooperate with the police to do so.  But again, you started BLM with the sole argument of raising the issue of the 1% of black deaths at the hands of police, compared to the number killed by other blacks.  We’re told ‘this is about black lives’, and ‘this is about police killing blacks’.  Those are the rules you established.  I’m questioning the integrity of your concern.  Of course, I think we all know the backlash that would face an organization called White Lives Matter.
If you really want to cherry-pick data and present it in a misleading way, this article does a fine job...especially since we know that math (ok...arithmetic) is sexist and racist...so perhaps leave the analysis to those who understand the process.  You want to parse data by socio-economic status?  Fine.  But again, be prepared for an unhappy outcome.
http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/featured/stop-accusing-black-lives-matter-movement-ignoring-called-black-black-crime/

Ten Ways Businessman Trump Has Improved America's Foreign Policy

 https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/09/ten_ways_businessman_trump_has_improved_americas_foreign_policy.html

Ten Ways Businessman Trump Has Improved America's Foreign Policy

Kamala Harris Says Deceased Rapper Tupac Is the ‘Best Rapper Alive’

 https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/09/26/kamala-harris-says-deceased-rapper-tupac-is-the-best-rapper-alive/

Kamala Harris Says Deceased Rapper Tupac Is the ‘Best Rapper Alive’

Two Massachusetts doctors charged with criminal neglect for 76 coronavirus deaths at veterans' home

 https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/two-massachusetts-doctors-charged-criminal-neglect-76-coronavirus

Two Massachusetts doctors charged with criminal neglect for 76 coronavirus deaths at veterans' home

The former heads of the state-run Holyoke Soldiers' Home were indicted on charges of abuse and neglect

The Social Dilemma

 Watch this and see if it makes you want to see the program.  It sure does for me. --Del

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaaC57tcci0

New Rule: Oscars, No White | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

 New Rule: Oscars, No White | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Joe Biden to our troops: “Clap for that, you stupid bastards”.

 Joe Biden to our troops: “Clap for that, you stupid bastards”.

Why New York City Is In Trouble

 Why New York City Is In Trouble – 114,041 Public Employees With $100,000+ Paychecks Cost Taxpayers $14.6 Billion

Amy Coney Barrett Deserves to Be on the Supreme Court

 Amy Coney Barrett Deserves to Be on the Supreme Court

I disagree with Trump's judicial nominee on almost everything. But I still think she's brilliant. By Noah Feldman
Mr. Feldman is one of those classic Liberals, who has particular views about politics and how things should be done, but retains the values of honesty, objectivity, commitment to the rules of the system, tolerance, respect for others with whom you differ, etc.  He is to be appreciated.  His comments are an example of the ideals of America as I see them.  We need a lot more people like him on both sides. --Del

Saturday, September 26, 2020

American Sports Are Letting Down America

 American Sports Are Letting Down America

https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/american-sports-letting-america/

The Debates

 If Biden manages not to pee his pants on stage, the medias will declare him the winner.

viewpoints

 

Liberal: It’s a tragedy that poor man died in accident being chased by police.

Conservative: He didn’t have a driver’s license, was drunk, and doing 110 mph in a stolen var.

Liberal: Or sure, blame the victim.

Must See: Joe Biden Proves How Lucid He Is: Without A Teleprompter, Script Or Interrupting Staffer

 Must See: Joe Biden Proves How Lucid He Is: Without A Teleprompter, Script Or Interrupting Staffer

Liberals’ Bogus Concern for Supreme Court ‘Norms

 Liberals’ Bogus Concern for Supreme Court ‘Norms

Culture Clash


 Culture Clash

https://theamericansun.com/2020/09/22/culture-clash/

Friday, September 25, 2020

Virginia counties see multiple absentee ballots sent to more than 1,000 voters

 https://www.foxnews.com/politics/virginia-counties-multiple-absentee-ballots-sent-more-than-1000-voters

Virginia counties see multiple absentee ballots sent to more than 1,000 voters

In the Russia Probe, It’s ‘Qui S’excuse S’accuse’

 In the Russia Probe, It’s ‘Qui S’excuse S’accuse’

Excerpt: I guess I owe Jamie Gorelick an apology. The then–deputy attorney general and other Clinton DOJ officials were worried about FISA. What if you had a rogue agent who was predisposed to believe a suspect was guilty, but couldn’t prove it? The rogue agent did not have enough evidence to seek a regular wiretap or search warrant. Mightn’t the rogue be tempted to use FISA? He’d just need to claim that there was some vague national-security aspect to the case; to pretend that his investigation was connected to a broader counterintelligence investigation of a foreign power. The rogue agent could then seek a FISA warrant to surveil the suspect. He would call it “counterintelligence,” but in reality he’d be conducting a criminal investigation — eavesdropping and searching suspects — even though he did not have probable cause to believe a crime had been committed. Based on this fear that FISA could be used pretextually to conduct criminal investigations, the Clinton Justice Department imposed “The Wall.” To prevent investigators from exploiting FISA to steer criminal investigations, a barrier was imposed between the FBI’s counterintelligence agents, on one side, and criminal investigators and prosecutors, on the other. It became practically impossible for the two sides to cooperate and share information. One result was the desired clamping down on potential FISA abuse. But the cure proved worse than the disease. (...) But in the Trump investigation, headquarters became the investigator. And just as an investigator is tempted to keep his supervisors in the dark when he is doing something he shouldn’t do, the Obama Justice Department and FBI withheld information about the Trump investigation from Congress — even though the “Gang of Eight” was supposed to receive quarterly briefings on sensitive matters. They withheld essential information from the FISA court about the source of their information (the Clinton campaign), and about the apparent dishonesty and deep bias of their main witness (Christopher Steele), even as they presented unverified allegations to the FISA court, flouting FBI guidelines. Headquarters exists to prevent investigators, who sometimes get too invested in their cases, from cutting such corners. But here, headquarters was its own supervisor.   [This article was published 2 years and 10 days ago, but this is the first time I’ve seen it. It’s long, but worth reading every word. It was difficult to pick an excerpt because so much of it is important to understanding what really happened in the Mueller and impeachment processes. McCarthy is always worth reading, but this article dramatically demonstrates why. With this information, many things now make sense that previously didn’t. Clarity can be hard to find in the darkness of secrecy. Sometimes, we need a flashlight to shine in the corners and shadowed places because that’s where the skullduggery happens. No wonder Comey and his people felt safe while doing wrong. Now, we know the how and why. Ron P.]

State With No Electricity Orders Everyone To Drive Cars That Run On Electricity

 State With No Electricity Orders Everyone To Drive Cars That Run On Electricity

Arab Muslims are People of Color, Arab Christians are White

 Arab Muslims are People of Color, Arab Christians are White

Excerpt: Maintaining its proud commitment to printing all the news that will divide Americans by race, sex, and creed, the New York Times published a list of what it claimed were the “922 of the most powerful people in America” while claiming that only 20% of them are people of color. The term “people of color” is already ambiguous enough with white professors, grad students, and NAACP presidents claiming to be black. But the New York Times’ racial list, a thing reeking of Nuremberg and Goebbels, put the paper in charge of deciding who is a person of color by marking them with yellow. It’s a good thing no notorious racist ideology had the same idea. (The Times had previously published a list of members of Congress who had voted against aiding Iran’s nuclear ambitions and terrorist regime by marking Jewish members in yellow.) Like all racist Rohrsarch charts, the Times’ racial list says more about it than about America.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announces 134 felony voter fraud charges in connection with 2018 Dem primary

 https://www.foxnews.com/politics/texas-attorney-general-ken-paxton-voter-fraud

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announces 134 felony voter fraud charges in connection with 2018 Dem primary

Best joint campaign ad in political history

 Best joint campaign ad in political history

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Election Watchdog Finds 350,000 Dead Voters on the Rolls

 https://pjmedia.com/election/rick-moran/2020/09/23/election-watchdog-finds-350000-dead-voters-on-the-rolls-n959428

Election Watchdog Finds 350,000 Dead Voters on the Rolls

Video: Defining Social Justice

 Video: Defining Social Justice

A polemic from an orthodox Christian understanding of justice

The truth finally emerges about Breonna Taylor's death

 https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/09/the_truth_finally_emerges_about_breonna_taylors_death.html

The truth finally emerges about Breonna Taylor's death

Louisville

https://www.foxnews.com/us/louisville-protesters-grab-signs-shields-other-supplies-from-u-haul-truck-video

Barb~Oh, yeah, it's a peaceful assembly past curfew and the U-Haul was filled with ready-made antipolice signs...and the crowd instructed to come get them and haul them around.  Not organized at all.  Nothing to see here.  CRICKETS.  Media has been salivating over this Grand Jury decision for days.....Two officers shot by--yeah--a black dude, arrested.

Mark Steyn blasts Seattle's hiring of former pimp as alternative to police: 'This is a joke'

 https://www.foxnews.com/us/seattle-hires-ex-pimp-street-czar-steyn

Mark Steyn blasts Seattle's hiring of former pimp as alternative to police: 'This is a joke'

Why Black Lives Matter Only Empowers Racist White Leftists

 Why Black Lives Matter Only Empowers Racist White Leftists

New Kyle Rittenhouse Footage

 New Kyle Rittenhouse Footage

Someone has gone to the trouble of putting together the various videos of the event in Kenosha that led to this young, very well intentioned kid shooting three people.  One can argue he should not ever have gone there, nor taken a weapon with him, but one can also argue he was trying to do some good in a very bad situation and given how violent the crowds have been, being armed was not an unreasonable precaution.
What's important is that he was not the violent one in any way, was not there to attack anyone, everything he did was defensive in a situation where he had every cause to fear for his life.  Note the past records of the people who attacked him, none of them is a choir boy and the survivor clearly states he wanted to kill the young man.  Someone with lesser control might well have shot several people in the mob chasing him.
The criminal charges against him are ridiculous misuse of prosecutorial power, given the very clear evidence of what happened and who was attacking whom.  But they are out to pacify the mob and will try all kinds of stuff to get the kid to plead guilty to something in a "deal".  I hope fundraising is going well for him, lawyers are coming to help, and if the NRA doesn't come to his aid, I'll never give them another dime
Del

FBI Agent Who Uncovered Weiner Laptop with Hillary’s Emails says FBI Leadership Told Him to Erase All of His Findings

 https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/fbi-agent-uncovered-weiner-laptop-hillarys-emails-says-fbi-leadership-told-erase-findings/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=the-gateway-pundit&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=daily

SUICIDE OF THE LIBERALS

 

SUICIDE OF THE LIBERALS

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/SUICIDE-OF-THE-LIBERALS.html?soid=1126214090059&aid=dFdpWQnAFcA

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Charges filed against 2 for arson during Madison protest in August

 Charges filed against 2 for arson during Madison protest in August

RAW POLITICAL POWER

 RAW POLITICAL POWER

Andrew Johnson, the architect of today's uncivil war

 Andrew Johnson, the architect of today's uncivil war

Jill Biden’s First Husband Backs Trump: ‘I Was Betrayed by the Bidens,’ Claims Their Love Story a Lie

 Jill Biden’s First Husband Backs Trump: ‘I Was Betrayed by the Bidens,’ Claims Their Love Story a Lie

A Canadian woman has been identified as the suspect behind the incident where a letter containing ricin was sent to the White House.

https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2020/09/22/canadian-woman-identified-suspect-white-house-ricin-incident/

A Canadian woman has been identified as the suspect behind the incident where a letter containing ricin was sent to the White House.
Pascale Ferrier, of Quebec, Canada, was the woman arrested Sunday at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo, New York, for allegedly sending a poisoned letter to President Donald Trump.
Barb~CBS News keeps reporting that the woman "attempted to mail a letter filled with ricin to Trump."  No she didn't attempt to.  She DID.  Fake news.  Heard this x2 nights now.  BS.  The letter was mailed and received and blocked.  She did send the letter.  She didn't "attempt to" send a letter.

Language and Thought. By Walter E. Williams

 Language and Thought. By Walter E. Williams

https://patriotpost.us/opinion/73618-language-and-thought-2020-09-23

Iran upholds sentence to amputate the fingers of 4 convicted of stealing

 Iran upholds sentence to amputate the fingers of 4 convicted of stealing

The Dishonest Lunacy of Claiming 'Systemic Racism'

 The Dishonest Lunacy of Claiming 'Systemic Racism'

"Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals can believe them."

Senate Report Details Hunter Biden’s Extensive Foreign Business Dealings

 Senate Report Details Hunter Biden’s Extensive Foreign Business Dealings

Excerpt: The 87-page interim report comes amid a months-long probe in which members of the Senate Homeland Security and Finance Committees and their staff reviewed more than 45,000 pages of Obama administration records and interviewed eight witnesses, many of whom are current or former U.S. officials. “The Treasury records acquired by the Chairmen show potential criminal activity relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh and Chinese nationals,” the report reads. “In particular, these documents show that Hunter Biden received millions of dollars from foreign sources as a result of business relationships that he built during the period when his father was vice president of the United States and after.” That Hunter Biden served on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings while his father was leading the Obama administration’s efforts in Ukraine is well-established, but the $50,000-per-month board seat was just one component of the younger Biden’s foreign ventures during the Obama years. According to Treasury Department records obtained by the committee, he also pursued business dealings with politically-connected Russian, Chinese, and Kazakh nationals. [87 pages! Holy moley, Buffalo Bob, that’s a lot of print! Oops, NOTHING TO SEE HERE, FOLKS, it’s just Democrats being Democrats. Move along, now. Quite an article. You want to read this! Ron P.]

No, the ‘People of Hope’ Group Did Not Inspire The Handmaid’s Tale

 No, the ‘People of Hope’ Group Did Not Inspire The Handmaid’s Tale

Black Lives Matter killed Jake Gardner

 http://www.floppingaces.net/2020/09/21/black-lives-matter-killed-jake-gardner/

Black Lives Matter killed Jake Gardner

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Rules Matter

 Rules Matter

Excerpt: The sudden about-face on whether Robert Mueller is reliable, trustworthy, and thorough reflects the near-universal factor in our political fights; the contention that if X was true yesterday, X is true today. If you believe in the rights of the accused when the accused is someone you like, you should believe in the rights of the accused when the accused is someone you don’t like. If you thought trillion-dollar deficits were bad under one president, you probably ought to object to them under another president. Whatever you thought was the right way to handle a vacancy on the Supreme Court when Antonin Scalia passed away, it ought to be the right way to handle a vacancy now that Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. If you thought the filibuster was a legitimate tool when your party was in the minority in the Senate, the filibuster is a legitimate tool when the other party is in the Senate. If you think nine Supreme Court justices is the right number now, then you should not expand it if your party controls the Senate and presidency, just because you can. Any power or tactic your preferred figures or party can exercise, the other party can exercise. [I agree with Geraghty just a bit more than half the time, but he hits this one out of the park. I added emphasis. Ron P.]

EXCLUSIVE: 'Defund the police' activist Alyssa Milano calls 911 sparking massive police presence in her quiet California neighborhood claiming an armed an gunman was on her property - but it was really a teen shooting at squirrels with an air gun

 EXCLUSIVE: 'Defund the police' activist Alyssa Milano calls 911 sparking massive police presence in her quiet California neighborhood claiming an armed an gunman was on her property - but it was really a teen shooting at squirrels with an air gun

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8756911/Defund-police-activist-Alyssa-Milano-sparks-massive-police-presence-calling-911.html?ITO=applenews

When Conventional Wisdom Gets Downright Dangerous

 When Conventional Wisdom Gets Downright Dangerous by Victor Davis Hanson

The CA school system doubles down on teaching racism

 The CA school system doubles down on teaching racism

Watch what the proposed program is for teaching in the school system.  Start off with teaching math by forcing students to analyze raw data on traffic stops to prove the police are racists.  And it goes on from there.  This is not Liberalism anymore, this is not even Leftism, this is radical indoctrination starting in grade school.  Exactly what numerous famous people have recommended and implemented.  Like Lenin, Hitler, and Mao.
This is beyond craziness, this is deliberate inculcation of very negative views of our society in young children.  If you're a parent of a child in CA, you will be desperately looking for private schools or doing home schooling. Del

Epic RNC Ad Features Democrats Calling for SCOTUS Vacancy to Be Filled

 https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2020/09/21/epic-rnc-ad-features-democrats-calling-for-scotus-vacancy-to-be-filled-n950256

Epic RNC Ad Features Democrats Calling for SCOTUS Vacancy to Be Filled

B~Ends with "2020 Democrats Should Listen To 2016 Democrats."

A video that every American should see

 A video that every American should see

I can't say enough about this woman's bravery, sincerity, and love of her adopted country.  Sure, our society isn't perfect, there is none such anywhere and we have problems to work on.  But she hits the truly critical truths.  There are groups and movements pushing hard to divide us, and they need to be rebutted, rejected, and the rest of us need to heal each other.  We never were a "perfect union", but we've been a good union and we need to get back to that and work at it. --Del https://www.prageru.com/video/i-love-america-too-much-to-stay-silent/?utm

Herschel Walker claims China is helping fund BLM which then donates to Democrats

 https://www.foxnews.com/sports/herschel-walker-claims-china-is-helping-fund-blm-which-then-donates-to-democrats

Herschel Walker claims China is helping fund BLM which then donates to Democrats

He noted that Black Lives Matter’s founders said they were trained by Marxists

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Didn’t Understand Her Job

 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Didn’t Understand Her Job

Excerpt: Justice Ginsburg’s using her position to try to impose a feminist vision on federal policy ought to be recognized for what it was: an abuse of power. If you want to rewrite the law along feminist lines, that’s a perfectly honorable project — run for Congress. The real fissure running through the Supreme Court is not between so-called liberals and notional conservatives, but between those who believe that judges are superlegislators empowered to impose their own vision on society and those who believe that judges are constrained by what the law actually says. The latter is the position of the Federalist Society and many lawyers associated with it, and that this position — that the law says what it says, not what people with power wish for it to say — should be controversial is an excellent indicator of why faith in our institutions has eroded so deeply. (...) I do not believe that judges are incapable of actually doing their jobs even if that means following the law to results other than the ones they would prefer — Justice Scalia’s account of the flag-burning issue is one example showing that it can be done the right way — but doing so would mean trying to do that job rather than treating the federal bench as a stage for score-settling, advantage-seeking, and constituent-servicing. If you don’t believe that judges should be constrained by the law — that power is power is power and that’s that — then you don’t have much of an argument against Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell filling this seat, which is not “Ginsburg’s seat.” [Williamson is exactly right on this. Ron P.]

Witchcraft, Leprosy, and Covid: “Power to Harm” as Political Weapon

 Witchcraft, Leprosy, and Covid: “Power to Harm” as Political Weapon

Excerpt: The Covid pandemic is mired in questions of responsibility and blame. In the heat of panic, we abandoned all of our prior behaviors and assumptions surrounding communicable diseases, instantly replacing them with a propaganda-driven “new morality.” In the ultimate switcheroo, instead of assuming personal responsibility for our own health, we are now encouraged to blame others for hurting us if they refuse to fundamentally alter their lives in order to “protect” us. We ask them to give up everything they hold dear — up to and including Constitutional freedoms, means of making a living, and educating children — to participate in a concerted effort to “stop infections” which shall continue indefinitely. This is the perfect formula for achieving total control over a society. Everyone is blaming everyone else for external behaviors — social disapproval eliminates the need for police enforcement — with a targeted goal of perfect compliance. This was set in motion when the government made a bald, difficult-to-disprove assertion — “Together, we can stop death” — and built-in a dissent-silencing mechanism: “We are trying to save lives, so anyone who disagrees with us is a killer.” How convenient. Do as we say, or be condemned. (...) What our silenced population was not thinking about during the fearful spring of 2020 was the fact that alleged insidious, non-disprovable “abilities to harm” have been used as political tools for centuries. Powerful governments and special interests know that people tend to associate risks and dangers such as illness, natural disaster, and famine with conduct that transgresses societal norms. When people believe that “better behavior” can remedy a threat, they work hard to force that behavior on everyone. [This is really worth reading. Ron P.]

Monday, September 21, 2020

The White Inferiority Complex

 The White Inferiority Complex. By: Gerry T. Neal

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/The-White-Inferiority-Complex.html?soid=1126214090059&aid=ydWDajp2QEk

The Nightmare Scenario That Keeps Election Lawyers Up At Night -- And Could Hand Trump A Second Term

 The Nightmare Scenario That Keeps Election Lawyers Up At Night -- And Could Hand Trump A Second Term

Excerpt: During the 2000 recount in Florida, Republican operatives contrived protests, including the infamous Brooks Brothers Riot, to pressure state election officials to stop counting ballots. Democrats have already said they will not cede protest activity to the GOP, as they did in 2000. But right-wing protests that have emerged in support of Trump during his term in office don’t look like the work of astroturfing staffers dressed in the attire of the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant elite. He has the backing of a broad network of heavily-armed militia groups, far-right street-fighting gangs, white supremacists and a pseudo-religious cult that believes Trump is a demigod operating in secret to prevent the apocalypse. Trump has primed these supporters to potentially reject the election results with his false statements about voter fraud and absentee voting. [WOW! TALK ABOUT CONSPIRACY THEORIES! QAnon has nothing on these guys at HuffPo. There actually are a few facts mixed and mingled into this “article” posing as analysis. You have to read it to believe what the public is being told by this supposed source. If it wasn't presented seriously, I'd be rolling on the floor in laughter. It’s difficult to believe even the most die-hard Democrat would credit these speculations–but, I’ll bet some do, anyway. I added emphasis. Ron P.]