Wednesday, June 9, 2021
“I hate deception, even where the imagination only is concerned.” —George Washington (1779)
The Senate released its 127-page “bipartisan report” on the January 6th Capitol protest, some of which devolved into violent confrontations between U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) and rioters. The report lays most of the blame for unpreparedness on the USCP, which is not where most of the responsibility should be placed.
Until that report was released yesterday, here is what we have known to be the indisputable truth about that protest, and how Democrats did what they do best — used it as political fodder to advance their statist agenda.
On that unfortunate January day, after former President Donald Trump held a rally down the road, some outlying miscreants at that rally, spurred on by conspiracy theory luminaries, unlawfully entered the Capitol building to disrupt the Electoral College process. A few of those protesters tangled with police, but most trespassed in the building without causing harm or damage.
More @ The Patriot Post
The Federalist online magazine has a problem. It’s a condition that characterizes and infects almost the entirety of the present national conservative media.
This hit home for me on May 31, in an essay by Leslie McAdoo Gordon. Founded in 2013 by Ben Domenech, thefederalist.com it is not connected to The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, which is composed of conservatives and libertarians dedicated to reforming the current legal order.
I read thefederalist.com Webzine almost every day, and occasionally it is the source for items of value and good information. But Gordon’s ill-informed attack on Confederate iconography was not one of them.
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With a culture built on the tenet of good order and discipline, ourarmed forces have always been respected for their capability in defending freedom and our national interests. However, we haven’t gone toe to toe in a conflict with a state actor in the 30 years since the Gulf War and, in that time, our Department of Defense has changed dramatically, transforming into just another failing government organization preoccupied with advancing progressive ideology.
Military servicemembers operate under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which means they are subject to a system of law that is stricter than average citizens are governed by. For example, while adultery is generally not illegal for civilians, adulterous servicemembers may be punished by fines and jail time. Likewise, the rules and regulations that determine what constitutes “good order and discipline” can simply be altered by executive order or with the stroke of a pen. And, unless the order is deemed unlawful or immoral, our troops are required to carry on without insubordination.
More @ American Mind
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed a lawsuit asking the court to declare Google a public utility, which would subject the Masters of the Universe to government regulation.
The Hill reports that Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit asking the court to declare tech giant Google a public utility. If Google is declared a public utility, the company would become subject to government regulation.
Yost’s complaint was filed in Delaware County Court and alleges that the Silicon Valley titan has used its dominance as a search engine to prioritize its own products and services over “organic search results” in a way that “intentionally disadvantages competitors.”
Yost said in a statement: “Google uses its dominance of internet search to steer Ohioans to Google’s own products–that’s discriminatory and anti-competitive. When you own the railroad or the electric company or the cellphone tower, you have to treat everyone the same and give everybody access.”
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Former President Donald Trump announced Monday that he plans to travel to Alaska to campaign against Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s re-election.
“Senator Lisa Murkowski has cost the great people of Alaska billions and billions of dollars by voting for Radical Left Biden appointees, which in turn led to the revocation of ANWR drilling,” Trump said in a statement. “Alaskans have been fighting to see [this] happen for six decades.”
“Not only did Murkowski kill the biggest economic stimulant for the State, but also one of the biggest energy producing sites in the world,” he continued. “Nobody thought ANWR could be opened. We got it done, and she allowed it to be killed.
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I went to the southern border to see what’s up, but I didn’t go alone... pic.twitter.com/m66fet7mUT— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) June 8, 2021
Republican Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert brought a cardboard cutout of Vice President Kamala Harris to the southern border, according to a video she tweeted Tuesday.
Boebert said in the video that she went to visit McAllen, Texas, to see “what’s up at the southern border.” She then proceeded to list the things that were occurring at the border which included: illegal aliens and sex offenders crossing the border, gun smuggling, drug smuggling, and human smuggling.
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Listening to all the rhetoric in the popular media, you would think America is the most unfair, racist nation in the world. You would think that Black Americans are uniformly living in oppression and poverty, with no hope for the future, save the federal government arriving on the scene to their rescue.
Sorry, liberals, to trouble you with facts. But indeed there are facts. And the facts tell a far different story than what we are hearing.
Let's start with the most recent annual report of the Census Bureau: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2019.
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There is a war being waged, but it’s an unconventional war. It’s a war of information, of inputs and outcomes. It’s as deadly as any other war, because control of this flow of information determines the direction of the nation, can raise the prospect of genocide among neighbors. It can put a few "authorized" voices in place to speak for the whole medical or scientific community, drowning out all other voices, especially those telling the truth. It’s a war that people like Zuckerberg learned to fight a long time before the opposition.
It has been a source of continual vexation that most of the people involved in the war, the soldiers, randomly fire their weapons in the general direction of the enemy with hopes of hitting something and often hit those on their side, contributing to the enemy’s efforts. They simply do not understand the battlefield. They are a disorganized bunch, lacking discipline and order and that's exactly how it's supposed to be, that is the messy nature of individuality and freedom, but recognizing that one's small voice is part of a bigger effort would be of great help to everyone else.
More @ 12 Round
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) suggested on Tuesday night that denial of the lab leak theory was a tool to discredit former President Donald Trump and a way for scientists to hide their ties with the Wuhan lab.
The story: Grahan discussed the massive change in stance on the theory that the virus might have come from a lab in Wuhan, China during an appearance on Fox News. He specifically referred to a statement issued in February last year that dismissed the lab leak theory.
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If Ronna McDaniel was looking for a way to end her party's record-breaking fundraising, she nailed it. Right now, there are few things the RNC chairwoman could have said that would have been more tone-deaf and offensive than applauding the woke agenda her base is trying to combat.
A handful of days into this rainbow deluge, the air of LGBT pride is so suffocating that people could choke. It's plastered across social media, corporate logos, cereal boxes, even big box stores' pandering displays. This month, fans can't even go to a San Francisco Giants game without being bombarded with the league's first Pride-color uniforms. But one place conservatives thought they were safe from all this nonsense was the Republican National Committee. Turns out, their chairwoman is just as happy as anyone to pull on the LGBT jersey.
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Georgia Poll Manager: There Were ‘Pristine’ Biden Ballots That Looked Like They’d Been Xeroxed & Georgia, Alaska, Colorado, Nevada Delegates Tour Maricopa Audit Floor
Several poll workers in Georgia claim that they saw suspicious mail-in ballots during the 2020 election, most of which were marked for President Joe Biden.
In detail: Poll manager Suzi Voyles in Fulton County, Georgia, and at least three other poll workers have signed affidavits, under the penalty of perjury, claiming they saw fake ballots at the polling place where they worked.
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