April 14, 2020
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August 04, 2020
Minneapolis City Government and the Police Department, or what's left of it, tells residents to be ready to give up their phones and wallets and to always cooperate with criminals:
White BLM mob comes calling on home of Seattle’s black police chief
Carmen Best, a black woman, is the chief of police in Seattle. She’s a longtime member of the police force and, as you would expect, a liberal who supports police reform and peaceful protests calling for such reform.
Best has criticized vandalism, arson, and rioting — a stance that surely is no more than table stakes for a police chief even in this woke age. However, her force has done very little to combat the criminal mob behavior that plagues Seattle.
Nonetheless, Best has incurred the wrath of the BLM mob. Thus, according to this report, "a crowd of about 200 persons, mostly white men and women in their twenties” converged on the police chief’s suburban home. Members of this mob were "dressed in black with masks and black hoods and carried signs that read ‘Black Lives Matter.’”
Neighbors established a perimeter to protect the home of Best, who was not present at the time. At least one neighbor pointed a gun.
That’s the only good news associated with this story. I hope we’ll be seeing more examples of spirited citizens standing up BLM mobs, given the absence of police forces willing to do so. As we have seen, though, such neighbors risk being prosecuted by Soros-backed prosecutors.
[...]The entire article is found here https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/08/white-blm-mob-comes-calling-on-home-of-seattles-black-police-chief.php and is very much worth the read!
Best called on the city council to "stand up for what is right” and to take action to prevent "mob rule.” Shaw notes the contrast between this language and that used by Best in a letter to Seattle businesses telling them they are basically on their own when the mob arrives.
I suspect that this longtime law officer has been frustrated for some time by the city’s approach to the mob, but is constrained by Seattle’s mayor and city council. Unfortunately, it was only after the mob got very close to her suburban home that Best was willing to speak out forcefully.
In any case, Bill Otis offers a concise summary of "where we are” with BLM:
A hooded gang of mostly white thugs shows up at the private neighborhood residence of a black police chief, with equipment they refuse to unwrap, question little children, and terrify the neighbors. Let’s not fool ourselves. This is not a civil rights protest, and it’s not about George Floyd. It’s the mob — a bunch of Brownshirts — and if we tolerate it, we won’t be able to claim later on that we didn’t know what was coming.
Bear Lives Matter! And they are voting for Trump!
Reward Offered for Information on Who Put "Trump 2020" Sticker on Bear
WEll, they are at least not being eaten by guilt as are the Polar Bears.(Which eat the black bears, the racists!)
Woke Polar Bear Apologizes for being White
Hey; it's bearly possible!
Does Trump Have the Right to Send Federal Agents to Quell Violent Protests?
IF Trump does not have that right then Lincoln didn't have it either, meaning the Federal government must immediately pull out of all the states that seceded from the Union.And Lincoln based his authority on the Insurrection Act of 1807.
Article II Sect. III states:
" he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed". Well, how can he do that when the laws are not faithfully being executed in places like Seattle and Portland?
Here is a brief excerpt from the NBC article:
"The Whiskey Rebellion was a gradual uprising in rural western Pennsylvania...
"The governor and other Pennsylvania state officials met with Washington and told him federal intervention was unnecessary; state authorities could handle the riots. Washington then promptly ignored local officials, mobilized over 12,000 troops, sent them in and started making arrests."So there is considerable legal precedent to take action in this. Whether it be the Whiskey Rebellion or the Civil War or the sending of Federal troops to enforce school integrations during the Jim Crow era, there is ample legal precedent for the President to take action.
And don't forget; Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both sent in Federal agents to impose their will on certain people, like David Koresh or Cliven Bundy or Randy Weaver or Elian Gonzalez.
It's never been a question until now.
Yeah they did...
Planned Parenthood Directors Admit Under Oath that They Sold Aborted Baby Parts
So when do we defund Planned Parenthood? Republicans?
Here is an excellent essay by Daniel Greenfield. Greenfield argues our liberal friends and China are making America fat.
I chewed on the edges of this with an article from several years ago. But Greenfield does a much more thorough job in my humble opinion.
From the article:
Did soda ads somehow become more compelling? Had burger joints figured out a new brainwashing technique? Coca-Cola was invented in 1886. McDonald’s was established in 1940. The golden age of junk food came and went during the Cold War. Every single food trend since then has been toward less fattening and allegedly healthier foods. The same era in which obesity rates leaped saw an unprecedented explosion in everything from soy to health food supermarkets. Food is not the issue.
Or rather food is a symptom of the real issue.
These numbers also show that the attempts to medicalize racism by tying it to obesity rates are wrong. White male obesity rates are actually higher than the rates among black men. What phenomenon that transformed society between 2000 and 2017 could possibly account for such an outcome?
The internet.He's right, although obesity had been rising before that. But don't stop him now; he's on a roll:
That wasn’t inevitable. It’s the outcome of the economic vision of the anti-obesity campaigners.
The same Bloomberg who obsessively campaigns against obesity, also obsessively campaigns to eliminate physically active jobs and replace them with sedentary desk jobs. That’s the default Democrat position. Last year, Biden showed up in New Hampshire and urged coal miners to learn how to code.Agreed. And there's more:
The Democrat vision for the nation’s society and economy has been to replace manual jobs with desk jobs after spending four to six years in college. Meanwhile manufacturing jobs were being exported to China. A generation of that has created unemployment, failed cities, urban riots, professional radicals, a meth epidemic, falling marriage rates, and, among many other ills, rising obesity rates.
Running our entire society through the internet hasn’t solved these problems: it worsened them.
Throwing money at nanny state programs telling people to eat more spinach or taxing their soda won’t change that. The only group where those programs have shown any results is among children. That’s because they’re children. Treating children like children works. The nanny state doesn’t work on adults.
The political elites have reinvented America as a society that works for people like themselves.
Urban and suburban lefty college graduates with six figure salaries are building a zero-sum country that only works on their terms. That’s why their proposed solution to obesity is to convince everyone else to adopt their lifestyle of organic foods and biking to work. But their lifestyle is rooted in their culture, their living spaces, and their wealth. It’s not a solution: it is in some ways the problem.
"They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness," are the words that not only capture the privileged world of the elites of The Great Gatsby, but of our own elites who have smashed up America.
Their prescription for the country’s obesity rates echo Marie Antoinette’s apocryphal quote, "Let them eat cake.” The fictionalized queen did not understand that there wasn’t cake because there wasn’t food. The Bloombergian proposals vacillate between a similar misunderstanding about the way the people who aren’t them actually live and punitive proposals to punish them for the way that they do live.
The economy, indeed, as many lefty elites insist, doesn’t work for all us, not because of income inequality, but lifestyle inequality. Political elites are making life unworkable for people who don’t think like them, don’t live like them, and don’t want to. And those elites, like Tom and Daisy, are utterly blind to the consequences of smashing up a society and replacing it with one modeled on their lifestyles.
I would argue it is worse, that the real intelligentsia want to break America so as to open the road for a world order governed by an international government and with socialism as the economic organizing principle. As a result they want us fat and stupid.
It should be pointed out that almost all food now is prepacked, processed, and full of sugar and salt and fat. That didn't happen overnight, and it didn't happen by accident. The FDA and other such agencies saw to it, by preventing things like "raw milk" or other lightly or unprocessed foods from being allowed on the market. Was it done consciously? Maybe, maybe not. But the end result is food had to be processed and shipped long distances. Now we get a lot of food from China and other places. Our food is full of bad stuff, and that at best is because the people making it don't care about the health or welfare of the American People. At best.
And don't forget the FDA "food pyramid" which changed the way American ate, making grain and carbohydrates more important and thus leading to obesity. If the Atkins diet teaches us anything it is that meat eating keeps you thin. We are, after all, descended from meat eaters. Grain is a johnny-come-lately.
But as I theorized in my article from 2007Where's the Beef the Left wants everyone eating grain because it takes four pounds of grain to make one pound of beef, and that's unfair to starving Chinese. So the decided everyone will eat grain. And they have systematically replaced the American diet with grain and sugar and salt. There is a price to be paid for that.
At any rate, Greenfield continues:
Since the 90s, the progressive plan envisioned eliminating manufacturing, and shoving the entire country into two tiers of desk jobs. Those in the higher tiers might have the leisure time and quality of life to exercise and bike. But, just as often, order take-out and play video games for entertainment.
Those in the lower tiers will sit at their desks and worry about the future until their job is outsourced.
Obesity is the least of the problems that this stunning vision of how the world ought to work caused. Marriage rates are plummeting as the two-parent family is becoming extinct. So is any sense of purpose, meaning, and optimism about the future. Like obesity, the decline of marriage is a symptom.
A healthy society isn’t just defined by waistlines, but by its capacity for personal fulfillment.Amen. What the Left seeks to do is steal America's dreams. We were once a great nation precisely because we dreamed big, planned big, and did big things. We were restless, pushing on in all directions, building, creating, molding. They don't want us to be superlative; they want us another nation in a pleasant but meaningless existence. They want us to be consumers and worker drones, but not to think and plan and do. That is reserved for them alone.
But when you take away a sense of purpose you leave a husk with no seed. That is what is happening in America.
It's also why we are seeing no reproduction in America, except among the immigrants primarily. No purpose means no kids and vice versa.
We no longer have a reason for America. And as a result we no longer have a reason for our lives. Despair is a killer, which I suspect is part of the plan; these people are also malthusians and hope the population drops and especially the white population. Well, white males are the only demographic with a declining life expectancy, and that is because of excessive alcohol and drug use as well as overeating. Overeating stems from a sense of hopelessness.
All this fits in with the elites plans for this country.
And of course people who are obese and sick aren't going to offer much resistance to them when they make their move.
At any rate, read the whole essay by Greenfiel; it's brilliant!
Victoria, a southern Australian state with a population of 6.4 million people has had 12,335 confirmed Covid-19 cases, and 147 deaths to date.
That's 0.00019% of the population has been infected to date. The infection to death rate is 1.2%. Victoria has just been placed into level 4 lock-down because of panic over new infections, most of whom have zero to mild symptoms.
Less than 2% of those being tested, most of who think they have been exposed, or think they actually have Covid-19, actually test positive. Less than 5% of those who test positive even end up in hospital.
The rate of new infections has been trending down over the last few days, but Victoria were forced into level 4 lock-down under threat of an on the spot fine of $5,000 for breaching isolation.
The fine would increase to $20,000 if you go to court against the matter. If you don't pay the fine you have property sized or you do jail time.
This is totalitarian type government in a State with Covid-19 numbers .OST places around the world would be relieved to have.
Tonight's news informed us that yet again all the deaths were related to aged care facilities.
If the media didn't bang on about meaningless infection rates, citizens would only be concerned about deaths.
If deaths were reported accurately we'd learn they were either occurring in aged care homes or with the already sick people becoming infected and ending up in hospitals.
With the aged care homes there are two issues.
1. Why weren't they protected from infection when we knew the elderly were the most vulnerable the minute we started getting information from Wuhan in January? Well before Australia had their first case.
2. When an elderly person in an aged care facility became Covid-19 infected, why weren't they transferred to a hospital where there are ICU facilities?
Was that government policy? Or had the decision been made by their medical practitioner and/or families, that the person was already so close to death through other ailments, that there was no point transferring them to hospital? If the latter, did they die of Covid-19 or old age?
Thirdly, when are we
going to have an open and honest discussion about many of those dying
with existing multiple co-morbidities?
Sure there are some unfortunate people with congenitive ailments such as type 1 diabetes, heart conditions and immune system disorders which put them at a higher risk of dying.
Most of the non-elderly deaths have been morbidly obese, type 2 diabetics, kidney, cardio-vascular
If you listen to the ICU/CCU doctors and nurses they will talk about how difficult it is to treat these patients. Many have to be intubated immediately because once they are sedated there airways collapse.
They can't be placed in the prone position because their own weight will crush their organs. Their hearts can't cope with the added strain.
Their kidneys can't tolerate the medication and the body's toxicity. They were patients who were told many times they needed to change their lifestyles or risk an early death.
I know because I could have been one of them.
Due to illnesses and injury I let myself go. I became morbidly obese with a BMI of 40.1 I'm embarrassed to admit. That's in the Obese III category. I was on a lot of medication for my other ailments, but the obesity was adding cholesterol, and blood pressure, and pain medication was higher too.
My heart, kidney and liver were all compromised. I was told that I could die of acute renal failure without notice. No doubt had I got COVID-19, or even seasonal influenza, or and other illness, it could have been touch and go.
matter what excuses I had for not exercising, I was the only person
responsible for the food I ate. Just as everyone else is responsible
for their diet, alcohol or drug intake. At the end of the day I had to
The point is, if I'd caught Covid-19 while obese and taking all that lifestyle medication, and I had died, I would have blamed nobody else but myself.
I don't expect fellow citizens to control my lifestyle to reduce my comorbidities. Is it fair and reasonable to expect fellow citizens to restrict their lifestyles, loose their jobs, savings, businesses, simply because I couldn't control my pre-Covid-19 lifestyle?
Should we trash our economy in an attempt to save the lives of people who didn't care about saving their own? Particularly when every vulnerable person, whether aged or with natural or self induced co-morbidities could CHOOSE to self isolate, perhaps with a little government support?
Instead, our politicians have insisted we go down the path of isolating everyone, but with more leaks than a cabinet meeting in that system.
I can't fathom the bleeding obvious mistakes we've made. But more unfathomable is with the benefit of hindsight and lots more information, we continue down the same stupid path - and our mainstream media, who should be asking the hard questions, are as gullible as a BLM/ Extinction Rebellion 'protester'.
I think maybe those on the Left, believe the term 'useful idiot' is a term of endearment.
Well, well, well; Zuckerberg wants to "prepare" the voters for the upcoming mail-in vote heist.
Facebook Will Prepare Users for Mail-In Voting for 2020 Election Amid Pandemic
The Big Zucker said:
In other words, it's going to take weeks to count the "vote" after which a Democrat will be President, no matter what.
It's not who gets the votes but who counts them -- or who can write them up.
All ships sail in the same direction, and have since Reagan. The GOP foisted Bush off on Reagan and he bit the bullet; too bad, because Bush laid the groundwork for the New World Order. Trump has been an inconvenient hiccup in their march to internatioalism
Former Bush Staffers Join Democrats to Turn Texas Blue
Where is Bush, the Texan? Anybody?
Absolute madness when:
- Most people are not at risk of serious illness or death from Covid-19. It is only a threat to the frail elderly and people with co-morbidities. If you are healthy, or young you are probably at greater risk from car accidents or seasonal flu. Neither of which is used as an excuse to keep you under house arrest!
- There is a cheap and effective prophylactic and cure suitable for most patients when used appropriately. Hydroxychloroquine in combination with Zinc and an antibiotic such as azithromycin
- This is a democratic country and yet they've just removed a basic human right. Not just under threat of fine, but jail, if you refuse to pay the fine.
Imagine, the risk of arrest and jail if you dare to go out in public, regardless of having no infection and not being at serious risk of an infection.
This government and others around the world are using authoritarian regulations to distract from the fact they have mishandled this from the get-go and continue to do so.
I'm ashamed that so called developing countries are handling Covid-19 responses better than the developed world.
A word from Tim:
They should call it Vichytoria; they've succumbed to viral Naziism.
August 03, 2020
Oh I sure hope so!
If the XFL returns St. Louis gets football and perhaps we won't have a hate-America fest to go with our gridiron play.
There is an opportunity here for the XFL to set itself apart from the NFL by restoring patriotism. Johnson should push that angle.
"Burn this bitch down!"
Peaceful Protesters for Floyd? Rioters in Portland say "It's Time to Burn Down the American Experiment"
From Law Enforcement Today:
Documentary filmmaker and right-leaning activist Ami Horowitz was attacked outside of the federal courthouse while reporting on Black Lives Matter protest this week.
Horowitz was interviewing protestors and filmingthe rioting and chaos that has erupted every night for the past several weeks in Portland when he was assaulted with broken glass once rioters became aware of who he was.
He was threatened that if he portrayed any of the protestors in a negative light he would face "street justice.”
Horowitz said that although the established media continues to refer to these protests as peaceful, it is anything but, saying he observed rioters carrying pipes, hammers, glass, bottles, rocks, golf clubs and incendiary devices.
"The goal of these protests is to encourage societal breakdown so it can be rebuilt in their own warped image.”
Horowitz said that when officers at the federal courthouse were forced to come out to deal with the fires the mob set, they used non-lethal methods such as tear gas and pepper spray even after they were viciously attacked.
Most telling, however, were the responses he received to his questions. He asked several rioters whether they thought organized chaos was a useful tool. All of them agreed that it was and said it was even necessary. One rioter told him:
"Keyword: organized chaos.”
He then asked the crowd of almost all millennials whether they believed this was the end of the American experiment.
"Yes, we failed….Burn it down,” said rioters.
The Black Lives Matter protest has turned violent every night for the past several weeks. When asked whether they needed violence as a tool, one protestor said:
"Yes! Yes! You gotta have violence. Looting and rioting is part of protesting.”
Birx joins Fauci on the high dive above the shark tank.
Dr. Deborah Birx: Eye Shields Can Prevent People from Spreading Coronavirus
No, it won't stop people from SPREADING it. It might keep people from CATCHING it.
At any rate, Fauci was telling people to use swim goggles and full face masks. Eventually we'll be wearing gas masks or even space suits.
From the Washington Times article:
"Here’s the thing about the face shield in addition to the mask: the mask is to protect others,” Dr. Birx said on "Fox & Friends.” "The thing about the face shields - we think that that could protect the individuals and that it would decrease the ability for them to touch their eyes and spread [the] virus as well as those droplets coming towards them.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said this week that if people have goggles or eye shields, they should use them.The more Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee speak the more ridiculous they appear. We shut the economy down and locked everyone up based on the recommendations of these two upper class twits?
Well, finally the worm is turning on Barack Hussein Obama (peace be upon him). Looks like the American People now think he was the worst president in the post-WWII era.
According to Time, a recent Quinnipiac poll shows the Community Organizer is not exactly tops with America.
According to the poll 33% chose Obama as the worst President.
The poll had George W. Bush at 28% and amazingly Richard Nixon at just 13%.
Reagan was considered the best at 35% approval, with Clinton at 18% and Kennedy at 15%.
No mention is made in the article of where Jimmy Carter ranks. I suppose his numbers were so low as to not register.
This is the very definition of racketeering. As such it is a violation of Federal law and should be dealt with by the Feds as harshly as they deal with any Mafia operation.
Louisville Black Lives Matter Using 'Mafia Tactics' on Hispanic Business Owners
There was a meeting held yesterday to discuss the situation among the Hispanic community. BLM is threatening to "f$@k with" any restaurant or other business that does not comply with a list of demands, including hiring blacks, purchase from black retailers, and undergo "diversity training". Remember, these are Hispanic businesses.
This may be the start of a major rift between the two largest ethnic groups in America. There has never been much love lost between Hispanics and Blacks anyway.
We all could see this coming.
Schools in Vermont District Ordered to Fly Black Lives Matter Flags
So, are they flying this over the American flag? Or just removing the Stars and Stripes entirely?
August 02, 2020
I decided to take the day off. See you tomorrow!
August 01, 2020
Makes me think of Matthew 13:24-25 "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away." China is trying to sow bad seed in Americas fields. .
Some Gardners Say They've Planted Mysterious Seeds from China. Here's What Bloomed
Officials say anyone who has planted the seeds should burn the plants or triple-bag them and throw them away.
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