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Last night provided more evidence that Tucker Carlson is the most important political commentator of the current crisis. Ankle biting critics, jealous of his status as host of the eponymous top-rated cable news show, seized upon perfectly reasonable comments he made on Wednesday’s edition of his show and launched a campaign to boycott his advertisers (they are close forcing me to buy one of Mike Lindell’s pillows) and thereby pressure Fox News into cancelling him. Tucker proudly tweeted out the segment in question, with Twitter cautioning viewers that it may be sensitive
In recent weeks, not only have we seen some very large holes punched in the narrative of what happened to George Floyd, but we’ve also seen the very thin veil come off, as the “peaceful protests” by Black Lives Matter and Antifa rapidly devolved into perhaps the worst string of violent riots the country has ever seen. (snip) We are finally starting to see a pushback by John Q. Public; and I believe we’ll see more as the weeks and months go by. The “woke” forces of Antifa and Black Lives Matter — mostly overindulged, pampered, underparented, overeducated and spoiled children — are on the verge of a rude awakening.
One of my least favorite responsibilities on social media is serving as an administrator for a large group of Georgia Bulldog football fans. (snip) Last night unexpectedly became chaotic because Herschel Walker, unanimously considered by Dawg fans to be the greatest player in Georgia history and believed by many to have been the greatest running back in the history of college football, spoke about his long friendship with the president at the Republican National Convention in order to defend President Donald Trump against unfair and untrue allegations of racism.
Charts show the U.S. is beating the coronavirus 5 replies
What planet does Joe Biden live on? In his campaign for president, he’s promised more lockdowns if the “experts” tell him to do it, maybe permanent lockdown, lockdown as a lifestyle, which means shutting down the entire country. It’s bizarre stuff given that it’s already been done, with plenty of unintended consequences. It’s a supposed leadership redo of President Trump’s supposedly bad leadership on COVID. This, according to Joe, is how one really does it, so rewind the reel to March 2020 and let him start the lockdowns from there as if nothing had at all changed (snip) the call of someone still living in March 2020, embedded in amber
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takes the bait 25 replies
The Trump derangement syndrome pandemic continues to rage through the CNN staff, with a dangerous confirmed case popping up last night in the Twitter feed of Joe Lockhart, CNN analyst and former Bill Clinton press secretary. (snip) Joe Lockhart, Bill Clinton’s former press secretary now a CNN analyst, attacked Sandmann on Twitter, proudly stating that he would not watch the teen (snip) The settlement between CNN and Sandmann is confidential, not just the amount involved, but the existence or non-existence of a non-disparagement clause, which is very common when defamation suits are settled. If such a clause exists, CNN will be hearing from Lin Wood today.
malice in a single article… 7 replies
he second night of the Republican convention has come and gone (and very successfully too) but what should live forever is the article the New York Times wrote about the line-up of speakers for the evening. It is a triumph of misdirection and fraud by omission. It may well be the most perfect example ever of how the media functions, not to inform, but to mislead. The article, entitled “How to Watch the Republican National Convention,” gives practical advice about how to find the convention on the internet and television. Interestingly, it does not mention C-SPAN
Ten Historical Examples 16 replies
The future of local police departments has become a top election issue. Rasmussen released recent polls showing that Americans pay close attention to debates about law and order. For instance, 50% of likely voters want to see harder crackdowns on urban unrest, while only 38% support continuing protests in cities. Overall, 72% are concerned about recent reports of urban violence. Over 60% of Americans said their feelings about the protests will have an effect on their November voting.
On August 20th, President Trump’s former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was arrested on fraud charges relating to the “We Build the Wall” construction project on the U.S.-Mexico border. The news made for splashy headlines, but story behind the charges was more mundane. Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee veteran and Purple Heart recipient, used a crowdfunding website as part of a political gag aimed at raising $1 billion dollars to construct a U.S.-Mexico border wall. After unexpectedly raising $17 million dollars within the first week, Kolfage decided to hand off the suddenly real and ambitious initiative to someone with more experience, connections, and resources. Steve Bannon stepped up to help
Joe Biden’s campaign spokeswoman could barely contain her glee at the news that Steve Bannon is being indicted by the Southern District of New York on a variety of fraud allegations related to fundraising for “We Build the Wall,” telling USA Today that “no one needed an indictment to know that Steve Bannon is a fraud.” But a close reading of the indictment shows that the politicization of the DOJ by elements of the radical left has been its own long-running fraud.
garden drives Democrats mad 23 replies
In 1964, Joanne Greenberg published a semi-autobiographical novel, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, about her stay in an insane asylum. Almost 60 years later, American leftists have once again brought together the concept of rose gardens and insanity. In this modern iteration, the insanity trigger is First Lady Melania Trump’s rose garden renovation (using privately donated funds). (snip) because Melania made the changes, the press and fellow travelers offered up hysteria, ignorance, and xenophobia. They were lost to all reason.
announces his surprise endorsement 11 replies
One of the most revolting things about Joe Biden’s candidacy is his dishonest insistence that Donald Trump called white supremacists “fine people.” Democrats have successfully used this hoax to brainwash large parts of the American public into believing that Trump and his supporters are racists and anti-Semites. One wonders, therefore, how much consternation there is in Biden campaign headquarters now that Richard Spencer, one of America’s best-known neo-Nazis, is all in for Biden. To fully appreciate what should be one of the biggest stories in the presidential campaign, there are two things you need to know
It started one ordinary day, in one otherwise ordinary session: A beautiful young woman I had known for a few years wanted to cut off her breasts. (snip) So I told her. She had a long history of abuse, abandonment, and self-mutilation. Given that, I suggested, didn’t it seem like another aspect of self-hatred and rage? (snip) I urged her to take time to really consider all the ramifications (snip) For weeks afterward I found myself fighting off fears of being reported to the licensing board for not agreeing with her and realized, finally, that the whole profession had become a political platform.