On Monday, four Minneapolis police officers responded to a call of an African-American man, now known as George Floyd, having tried to use a counterfeit bill at a local Cup Foods. Once the officers found a man who fit the description given of the suspect, they proceeded to arrest him in what is perhaps the worst way: pinning Floyd to the ground and one officer pressing his knee on the back of his neck.
Now, one would think: “Did Floyd do something to warrant him being pressed against the ground?” And yes, he did… he fell.
There are a number of videos on the fatal arrest but a relatively recent video showed that Floyd was being taken to a police car, and then he fell. The video I saw was part of a segment on CBS News (take that for what it’s worth), so it cut from Floyd falling to the video of the fatal arrest as it was happening, with Floyd telling the officer that he “can’t breathe” and that his “stomach hurts, my neck hurts, everything hurts,” however, there was absolutely nothing about the situation or the call that warranted such a response from the officers, particularly as THREE of them were pinning him down in the new video.
The call, like I said, was about a man using a counterfeit bill at Cup Foods. At best, that’s an honest mistake and at worst it was trying to scam the store. Neither of which are crimes punishable by death and neither of which warranted the sort of treatment the officers gave to Floyd. Pinning a suspect on the ground and putting your knee on them is naturally bound to cause damage, be it in terms of asphyxiating the suspect or damaging/breaking their neck, etc.
Now, I’m not a cop and I don’t know if that is standard procedure for Minneapolis cops (if it is, it really shouldn’t be), but allow me to share this link of a video of Florida police arresting the Parkland shooter who killed 17 people, including 14 kids. The monster that carried out that heinous act of violence got better treatment from the Florida police than George Floyd got from the Minneapolis police officers for allegedly using a counterfeit bill to buy food (and he might not even have been the right guy. He just matched the suspect’s description).
Of course, I’m not saying that the Florida police should have been brutal with the Parkland shooter, but I am saying that it’s absolutely asinine and outright insane that a school shooter was treated better during his arrest than a guy who matched a suspect’s description for the crime of using a counterfeit bill.
What happened last Monday to George Floyd was nothing short of manslaughter at best. There was no real reason for Floyd to have been treated like he was and people’s outrage over the incident is 100% justified. People protesting his death is 100% justified. The officers that were involved, particularly the officer who had his knee on Floyd’s neck, need to pay the price. Thankfully, it seems that four officers involved in the death of Floyd were fired, but of course, that doesn’t go far enough.
I don’t know what charges ought to be brought to the other three officers, but the officer who had his knee on Floyd’s neck needs to be charged with involuntary manslaughter at the very LEAST.
There is no real defense that I can find for the officers acting in the manner in which they did for the call which they responded to. There were far better ways to arrest Floyd. For crying out loud, Floyd wasn’t even resisting his arrest! Again, all he seemingly did was fall on the ground. The response to this call was not at all warranted.
So like I said, people are right to be outraged, angry, sad and people are perfectly justified in protesting against this tragedy. This tragedy showed that there are bad cops out there, not that we didn’t know before, of course. The bad cops make the good ones look bad and it drives people, particularly Leftists, to accuse virtually all police of being bad. A distinction must be made between the good and bad cops. We must defend the good cops while justifiably lambasting the bad ones and levying punishments for their bad behavior.
What people are not justified to do, however, is turning this tragedy into an opportunity to commit crimes. There have been multiple reports about fires in various places from a police station to a construction site to an auto shop to a Wendy’s and a McDonald’s. Multiple lootings have been reported from a Target to other retail stores to a US Bank, and there have been many reports of vandalism and outright destruction of property from destroying the aforementioned Target to destroying the windows of a local charter school, etc.
Many businesses, particularly the small businesses, had already been hurt because of our response to the Chinese coronavirus in shutting down our economies. This doesn’t help them and most importantly, it doesn’t honor Floyd in the least.
Protesting his death honors him. Rioting, setting things on fire, looting stores and destroying private property dishonors the guy. If anything, it hurts the cause. It brings the attention off of the police and onto the rioters, looters, arsonists, etc. It turned what was supposed to be a national conversation about police brutality into a conversation about how people went absolutely nuts and took the opportunity to do things they otherwise would not. People took the opportunity to loot stores because they would be arrested far more easily otherwise. People took the opportunity to set ablaze places that had NOTHING to do with Floyd’s unjust death. That doesn’t get people to think about the consequences of police brutality – it gets people to think bad people will always seek any excuse to be bad and seek any opportunity to do bad things, even seeing the tragic death of a man as an opportunity to do evil.
It definitely doesn’t help that idiots like Cardi B, Ice Cube and Ilhan Omar have incited this kind of violence and have even excused it. NO ONE is justified in rioting, looting, committing arson, etc. The tragedy that is George Floyd’s death does not justify this sort of behavior. It justifies protesting against police brutality, as tons of people were doing before the rioting began. It justifies being outraged over injustice. It does not justify further injustice, however.
I hope the officers get the punishment they deserve and I hope that they turn to Christ, that they might beg for forgiveness both for the actions that they undertook and their overall sins. I hope that all police officers recognize that their most important duty is to protect the people and not exaggerate in their response to mild calls. I get that such calls can escalate to worse things, but there was no indication that there was any escalation happening or bound to happen with Floyd’s arrest.
I also hope people realize that rioting, looting and setting ablaze random businesses does nothing to teach people about police brutality and does nothing to make things better. Also, no, the looting of stores in Minneapolis is not the same as the Boston Tea Party, as some on Twitter have suggested. The revolutionaries didn’t set random businesses ablaze to “own” the British Parliament. They didn’t loot random shops to “stick it” to King George. They didn’t vandalize random businesses because they knew doing such a thing would be monumentally stupid and would accomplish nothing positive, and certainly wouldn’t get their point across.
“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.”
In the past, I have talked about how Dr. Birx’s comments relating to people who died “with” the coronavirus being counted as people who died “from” the virus and the dangerous precedent that sets because just about any death therefore could be counted as a Chinese coronavirus death provided someone just has the virus or even if they are suspected of having the virus, via having the symptoms or something like that.
I’ve even half-joked that if you got shot 16 times in the head and had the virus, it could count as a coronavirus death even though it very clearly was the result of getting shot. Well, there is a reason that that was a half-joke and not a full-on joke because the State of Washington’s Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that their coronavirus death totals include deaths from other causes, among which are gunshot wounds.
According to the Freedom Foundation: “In remarks made during a telephonic press briefing, DOH officials even acknowledged knowingly including multiple deaths caused by gunshot wounds in the state’s COVID-19 fatality count.”
The Freedom Foundation was actually among the first to report such non-COVID deaths counting towards the death count, but Gov. Jay Inslee dismissed those reports as “dangerous,” “disgusting” and “malarkey.” However, state health department officials have now confirmed that this is what they have been doing so the only one who appears to be “dangerous”, “disgusting” and spreading “malarkey” is Governor Inslee.
In the Freedom Foundation’s original report, they concluded that, out of the 828 (at the time of the report, of course) Chinese coronavirus deaths in the state, 681, or 82%, “’list some variation of ‘COVID-19’ in one of the causes of death’ on the death certificate”; 41, or 5% “of the death certificates do not list COVID-19 as a cause of death, but indicate it was a ‘significant condition contributing to death’”; and 106, or 13% of “deaths involved persons who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 but did not have the virus listed anywhere on their death certificate as either causing or contributing to death.”
Let’s go through each one. The most prominent one here is the 82% of deaths being “some variation” of the Chinese coronavirus. This is a problem because there are different types of coronaviruses that are NOT COVID-19.
According to the CDC website, there are six other known types of human coronaviruses: 229E, NL63, OC43, HKU1, MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), and SARS-CoV (severe acute respiratory syndrome). COVID-19 is also known as SARS-CoV-2. In other words, unless there is another kind of COVID-19 virus out there that I am not aware of, the Washington State DOH might be counting OTHER TYPES OF CORONAVIRUS as deaths from COVID-19.
Which means that the REAL number of COVID-19 deaths in the State of Washington could be FAR LOWER than they are reporting. And if that’s the case in Washington, that could be the case for much of the country as well (depending on how some states are counting the deaths, of course).
Next, they listed that 5% of death certificates did not list the Chinese coronavirus as a cause of death, only that it was a “significant condition contributing to death.” That is so vague, I can hardly believe it. With that sort of reasoning, one could count a piano falling on someone who is sick in bed because of the virus and killing them as a COVID-19 death. Of course, the chances of that happening are astronomically low, but if that precise scenario were to happen, the DOH would count such a death as a death to the coronavirus.
Finally, we have 13% of people who, on their death certificate, COVID-19 was nowhere to be found as a cause of death or even as a vague contributor to death, but just because they had it at some point in the past, it counts. That’s like saying that someone who once had cancer but beat it and eventually died of something other than cancer can be counted in the statistics of number of people who died of cancer even if their death certificate does not even mention the terminal illness at all.
And that is why I was so outraged when Dr. Birx said that people “with” the virus who die can be counted as people who died “from” the virus. Because someone who just simply had it but CLEARLY DIED FROM SOMETHING ELSE can be counted towards this disease’s death toll. We NEVER would even dream of doing the same thing for any other disease.
And I get some people who say “well, people don’t die from AIDS, they die with it and we count those deaths as AIDS deaths”, which would be fine if people weren’t so dishonest. Someone who CLEARLY died of something that is not AIDS would not (or should not) count towards the death toll for AIDS. If someone has AIDS and was shot to death, that’s not an AIDS death, it’s a death by gunshot wound. Any sane and normal person would acknowledge this and yet, for COVID-19, all logic and reasoning has flown out the window and we have a rather clearly inflated death toll.
But moving on, let’s get to the main point of the story. According to Katie Hutchinson, a DOH health statistics manager: “Our [DOH COVID-19] dashboard numbers do include any deaths to a person that has tested positive to COVID-19.”
“We don’t always know the cause of death for a death when it is first reported on our dashboard. That is true. Over the course of the outbreak, we have been monitoring and recording the causes of death as we know it. We currently do have some deaths that are being reported that are clearly from other causes. We have about five deaths – less than five deaths – that we know of that are related to obvious other cases. In this case, they are from gunshot wounds.”
Of course, the DOH sees little problem with that and Hutchinson even said that they believe they might actually be “under-counting” deaths as opposed to “over-counting” them and that they will begin counting “probable” cases of COVID-19 as being cases of the disease, because why not double and triple-down on lunacy?
Seriously, they believe they are under-counting deaths when they are KNOWINGLY counting deaths that are clearly non-COVID-19 as being deaths to the Chinese coronavirus? What sense does that make? What purpose does that serve?
Regardless of the answer(s) to those questions, it is pretty clear to me that we are counting as Chinese coronavirus deaths things that ought not be counted as such. Be they other types of coronavirus being counted towards this novel type or gunshot wounds that even someone lacking even basic medical knowledge would understand should not be counted as COVID-19, these causes of death really should be discounted from the total death toll.
Hutchinson noted that “it may take up to a year or more to get final counts on COVID-19 deaths”, and I definitely hope that, when that time comes, we get some clarity about what exactly happened here and why exactly the health departments, at least the one in Washington State, were counting GUN SHOT WOUNDS as COVID-19, as well as other things that are not the Chinese coronavirus as deaths to the virus.
2 Timothy 3:13
“While evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
We all know perfectly well that the Left benefits when people are suffering. This is generally the case, but particularly so in this day and age when the Left is banking on a large portion of the country to remain locked down due to the Chinese coronavirus fears. They know that they could not possibly hope to beat Trump when the economy is doing well, particularly as well as it was before this entire scenario happened, so Plan A for them, seeing as impeachment and removal did not work, is to destroy the economy as much as they possibly could.
Given the option, Democrats would demand Democrat-run states to remain as locked down as possible, implementing as many draconian policies as possible and blaming the inevitable economic collapse under such a circumstance on Trump’s “poor leadership” or something akin to that nonsense. They truly view our economic suffering as the single BEST option for winning an election.
Which is why it’s not surprising to see the Democrats in absolute panic over being given perhaps some of the worst news from THEIR OWN SIDE with regard to the possibility of Trump being re-elected.
You see, Harvard professor Jason Furman, a top economist for the Obama administration, said last month that the U.S. is on track to witness the “best economic data” in its entire history.
Furman, speaking to a group of bipartisan leaders, said: “We are about to see the best economic data we’ve seen in the history of this country.”
Politico reported: “Instead of forecasting a prolonged depression-level economic catastrophe, Furman laid out a detailed case for why the months preceding the November election could offer Trump the chance to brag – truthfully – about the most explosive monthly employment numbers and GDP growth ever. Furman’s counterintuitive pitch has caused some Democrats, especially Obama alumni, around Washington to panic.”
The Left panics when there is the chance for the best economic prosperity, or at least raw data, that the country has ever seen. Doesn’t that tell you all you need to know about them? Instead of being happy over the prospect of a great economic recovery from the current situation unlike anything we had ever seen before, they are reportedly running around in sheer panic and worry. How anyone can say that they are the party of “The People” or how they are “compassionate and tolerant” is beyond reason.
According to Politico, one former top Obama administration official expressed that this scenario was their “big worry”, and when asked about the level of concern this sort of situation has amongst top Democrats, the Democrat replied: “It’s high – high, high, high, high.”
Furman had also explained that, once the economic data from the past few months began to come in, he realized that the data was indicative of an economic recovery mirroring the sort that economics see following major natural disasters or “industry-wide catastrophe[s] like the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.”
Furman further explained that consumption and hiring began to tick up “in gross terms, not in net terms,” describing the turnaround as a “partial rebound.” This bounce back “can be very very fast, because people go back to their original job, they get called back from furlough, you put the lights back on in your business. Given how many people were furloughed and how many businesses were closed you can get a big jump out of that. It will look like a V.”
Considering many of the economic policies that led to the economic prosperity pre-Chinese coronavirus are still in place, provided the vast majority of the country opens back up, I generally agree with the sentiment that it would bounce back big time. My biggest concern, as I have noted many times in the recent past, is that we might be too slow in reopening and businesses will soon find that they cannot afford to bring back their furloughed workers. Small businesses have definitely taken a massive hit over the last few months (and a piece from The Federalist indicates this shutdown did nothing to combat the virus, so this was an exercise in futility at best) and every day that they are disallowed from opening back up is another day in which they cannot make money and get back on track.
Bigger giants in the business world will fare better, I imagine, and will be able to hire back the people they had to furlough but things definitely got messed up. Thankfully, with states opening back up and people having the ability to go back to work basically unimpeded, I do agree with the sentiment that we should be seeing quite a bounce back in the economy over the second half of this fiscal year.
And I’m not the only one to agree, as Larry Kudlow, the head of the White House National Economic Council, told Politico that he “totally agree[s].” “Q3 may be the single best GDP quarter since regular data. 2nd half super big growth, transitioning to 4% or more in 2021.”
Other Trump officials, such as Kevin Hassett and Peter Navarro, also agreed with Furman.
Of course, while people on the Right are ecstatic over the prospect of an economic rebound (Furman further stressed to Politico, when asked about his “new fans” in the Trump administration, that “they get the rebound part, but they don’t get the partial part”, sort of trying to dampen the mood, but it also is fairly contradictory to the idea that the economy would rebound “like a V,” as he explained earlier), people on the Left are outright panicking, as I mentioned before, particularly since Trump has always been ahead of Biden in the polls when it came to handling the economy.
One Democrat told Politico: “Trump beats Biden on the economy even right now! This is going to be extremely difficult no matter what. It’s existential that we figure it out.”
Another former Obama White House official told Politico: “Even today when we are at over 20 million unemployed (remember, this was back in April), Trump gets high marks on the economy, so I can’t imagine what it looks like when things go in the other direction. I don’t think this is a challenge for the Biden campaign. This is THE challenge for the Biden campaign. If they can’t figure this out, they should all just go home.”
Political strategist Arthur Schwartz tweeted the Politico article, adding: “Dems are spooked because the economy is going to rebound quickly. Their strategy for November is to keep the country closed. Their interests are served by hurting as many Americans as possible.”
Exactly my thoughts. The Left seemingly can only hope to win elections when the American people are suffering greatly. I can only imagine the glee they felt back in 2007-08 when the financial crisis and Great Recession was hitting this country. I can also only imagine the glee they felt the last few months in seeing the number of unemployed cases rolling in. They probably fully expected the country to automatically blame Trump for the bad news just because “blame Trump” is basically the Left’s default response to anything.
China unleashed a deadly virus on the world and lied about it for months (and still continues to lie) and is trying to coerce other countries into not punishing them as they deserve? Nah, it’s Trump’s fault, particularly as he is “blaming” China. Which reminds me: Trump isn’t “blaming” China. To say that he is is to insinuate that China is blameless and without fault. Trump is holding China accountable for their deadly actions which have killed a hundred thousand Americans (and God knows how many Chinese citizens and residents) and hundreds of people around the globe (according to official estimates, of course, which have to take China’s numbers at face value even though China has been lying about their numbers).
But in any case, getting off of that slight tangent, I am not even a little bit surprised that the Left would be so perplexed at seeing Trump beating Biden even with the economic news that we are getting. The VAST majority of Americans aren’t going to blame Trump for this simply due to the fact that we KNOW why it’s happening.
The news that we are seeing aren’t the result of a fundamental problem in our economic system or in the policies we are espousing. They are the result of a virus that has gotten people so freaked out as to shut down everything (and, again, this was negligible at best when it came to dealing with the virus) and the actions of relatively independent governors deciding to shut down their states to one extent or another.
It is only the hardcore, borderline actually insane Leftists that are blaming Trump for this whole fiasco. It’s only the Left-wing political hacks in the fake news media, Washington and around the country that are blaming Trump for any of this.
I hope that Furman’s prediction regarding the economy is what really happens. Models are generally always going to be wrong because no one can account for absolutely everything that could occur, but they can sometimes be useful in understanding at least one possible outcome.
Provided the country opens back up almost in full (New York might take more time, but even Cuomo himself has begun to talk about reopening), we should be seeing better economic news as time goes on. Here’s hoping that this is what ends up happening.
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
Last Friday, presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden appeared on the Breakfast Club podcast being interviewed by co-host Charlamagne tha God to discuss Biden’s black voting base. The entire thing was not exactly great and Joe Biden delivered perhaps what is one of his most racist statements of his life, which is saying plenty.
At one point, Charlamagne told Biden: “It’s a long way until November, we’ve got more questions.” Joe Biden seemed insulted by the notion that he would have more questions and replied: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
And the mask falls off. Time and time again, I have alluded to the Democrat Party essentially being a slave plantation of thought and Joe Biden all but confirmed that idea. You aren’t black if you are thinking of voting for Trump or if you are on the fence about who to vote for.
Naturally, this spurned backlash online from both sides of the aisle.
Machine Gun Kele tweeted: “I don’t know what kind of level of comfort you have to attain to make a statement like Joe Biden did in this video clip. Qwhite something.” (Not a typo, I think she completely meant to write that and I found it funny).
“Whoever helped Biden with this particular interview flopped. ‘You ain’t black’ will never bang coming from a white man’s mouth. Soz. I know your forefathers decided on the racial categories buy you really have a nerve whether in jest or not,” she continued.
Andrew Surabian tweeted: “A white guy lecturing black Americans that they ‘ain’t black’ if they don’t vote for him is about as condescending and racist as it gets.”
If you’re wondering what Charlamagne said following Joe’s statement, he seemed to have briefly brushed it aside to say: “It don’t have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact – I want something for my community.”
Following the clip, the Breakfast Club’s twitter page tweeted: “#joebiden said ‘If you have a problem figuring out if you are for him or Trump… you ain’t black’ Do you agree??” followed by a poll, which at the time of me seeing it, was an overwhelming: “Wait what.. no,” with thousands of votes.
For those of you who have been tuned in to politics for some time, you know very well that Joe Biden often says seriously stupid things. I even highlighted some of them in an article a month ago, detailing gaffes from the misinformed to the outright racist. Let’s revisit some of the racist ones because Joe Biden has an explicitly RACIST history, both in terms of things he has said and in terms of his actions.
Let’s begin with one of his most infamous statements, which he made in 2007 with regard to then-Democrat candidate Barack Obama: “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”
Obviously, this was abhorrently racist and insinuated that no other African-American has ever been articulate, bright, clean or a “nice-looking guy”, which is wrong on so many levels. The Washington Post tried to excuse that statement as saying Biden was just referring to presidential candidates but even that doesn’t work. For one, not that I think he is a smart person, in fact I believe he is a deeply racist idiot, but Jesse Jackson ran for president in 1984 and 1988 and was a relatively serious contender for both. So to say that Obama was the first African-American presidential candidate (which Biden didn’t specify, but let’s just assume that’s what he meant to go along with the WaPo for now) that was “ the first mainstream African-American who is articulate, bright, clean and an nice-looking guy” dismisses Jesse Jackson altogether.
Again, I think Jesse Jackson is a racist idiot, but the Left doesn’t, so it was a stupid and racist comment no matter how you slice it.
Moving on to another instance of Biden being racist, we have the infamous “7-11” comment: “In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”
Ignoring the fact that Indians moving to America from India doesn’t automatically make them Indian Americans, so that statement makes little sense, there is no denying the blatant racism here. Despite the fact that he finished the statement as saying “I’m not joking”, it’s pretty obvious he was, indeed, joking. Or at least, I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt here, otherwise he is an even bigger racist than even I thought. But even if that was a joke, and I think most people would agree that it was, it was an awfully racist joke.
I’m not sure what point he was trying to get across, but one can hardly look at something like this and not consider it to be insensitive and racist. It alludes to the idea that Indian people can’t communicate with others well if they do not have a similar accent to their own. At least, that’s what I think Joe meant here, given he was referring to the self as having a “slight Indian accent”. But regardless of what he meant, it was awful and something the fake news media would NEVER let Trump or a Republican get away with.
Of course, there is also the infamous “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids”, alluding to the idea that ALL black people are poor and that all poor people are black, but we have had plenty of examples of things he has said that make Biden a blatant racist.
Now, let’s move on to things he has DONE that make Biden a blatant racist.
New York Magazine has a pretty good piece on Biden’s atrocious civil rights record that I think one should read (and it's surprising because the writer is clearly a Leftist himself). It’s titled: “Will Black Voters Still Love Biden When They Remember Who He Was?”
Of course, this was written back when the primaries were still going and Joe wasn’t the obvious winner, but it still holds up fairly well. Other than the title itself, I guess. Joe is still the same racist he always was in the past. He clearly hasn’t changed in that regard and fully expects all black people to fall in line and support him, otherwise they cannot be considered black. He is still the slave-driver that Democrats always have been, but let’s get down to the meat and potatoes of the article.
Right off the bat, the writer, Eric Levitz, lambasts Joe with things he has said in the past: “Joe Biden once called state-mandated school integration ‘the most racist concept you can come up with,’ and Barack Obama ‘the first sort of mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean.’ He was a staunch opponent of ‘forced busing’ in the 1970s, and leading crusader for mass incarceration throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s. Uncle Joe has described African-American felons as ‘predators’ too sociopathic to rehabilitate – and white supremacist senators as his friends.”
Following that, he mentions that “Biden helped kill the most effective policy for improving black educational attainment that America has ever known.”
He talked about how, originally, Joe Biden was in favor of desegregating schools, until his constituents were against it. After some time, he argued that “forced busing was appropriate for the South (where segregation was the product of racist laws), but unnecessary for the North (where, Biden pretended, it merely reflected the preferences of the white and black communities.),” according to New York Mag.
“Once in the Senate, Biden continued to triangulate, voting for most, though not all, of the anti-busing amendments that came before him. But for his overwhelmingly white constituents, nothing less than massive resistance to busing would suffice. The New Castle County Neighborhood Schools Association booed Biden off the stage at one event in 1974. One year later, the Delaware senator broke ranks with northern liberals – and joined his virulently racist North Carolina colleague Jesse Helms in voting to kneecap all federal efforts to integrate schools, anywhere in the country.”
The Helms amendment, which aimed to give the federal government the ability to withhold funds from schools that refused to integrate, failed, but Biden implemented an amendment of his own, “stipulating that none of those federal funds (of a $36 billion education bill), could be used by school systems ‘to assign teachers or students to schools… for reasons of race.’ His amendment would prevent ‘some faceless bureaucrat’ from ‘deciding that any child, black or white, should fit in some predetermined ratio,’” according to historian Jason Sokol.
Sokol continued: “Like the Helms gambit, [Biden’s provision] would still gut Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. But this time, a number of liberal senators that had opposed Helms’ amendment now supported Biden… Watching his liberal colleagues defect, Republican Jacob Javits of New York mused, ‘They’re scared to death on busing.’ The Senate approved Biden’s amendment. Biden had managed to turn a 48-43 loss for the anti-busing forces into a 50-43 victory.”
NY Mag notes that “The NAACP called Biden’s proposal ‘an anti-black amendment.’ The Senate’s sole African-American member, Ed Brooke, called it ‘the greatest symbolic defeat for civil rights since 1964.’”
It’s worth mentioning, though the NY Mag completely ignores it, that Ed Brooke was the first African-American to be elected to the Senate and that he was a Republican.
The reason it’s worth mentioning this is that Joe Biden, following the passage of his amendment, employed a tactic that the Left often uses against the Right: calling them the real racists.
“The new integration plans being offered are really just quota systems to assure a certain number of blacks, Chicanos, or whatever in each school. That, to me, is the most racist concept you can come up with. What it says is, ‘In order for your child with curly black hair, brown eyes, and dark skin to be able to learn anything, he needs to sit next to my blond-haired, blue-eyed son.’ That’s racist!,” Joe Biden remarked in an interview in 1975.
That same year, he essentially repeated his thoughts in an interview with NPR: “I think the concept of busing… that we are going to integrate people so that they all have the same access and they learn to grow up with one another and all the rest, is a rejection of the whole movement of black pride… a rejection of the entire black awareness concept, where black is beautiful, black culture should be studied; and the cultural awareness of the importance of their own identity, their own individuality.”
It is interesting to see what b.s. the Left would use to justify the unjustifiable. From denying the humanity of unborn babies to denying the benefits black people get when they attend desegregated schools over segregated ones (studies show that black kids who attended desegregated schools earned an average of 25% more than those who attended segregated ones), the Left will stop at nothing and come up with the most insane b.s. to deny humans their God-given rights.
Moving on, and trying to keep things a bit short now since this article is so long already, we have the most obvious contribution to black suffering that Biden has made: the 1994 crime bill and a facet of other tough-on-crime bills that disproportionately affect black people.
“During the 1980s, Biden helped pass laws reinstating the federal death penalty, abolishing federal parole, increasing penalties for marijuana possession, expanding the use of civil asset forfeiture, and establishing a 100-to-1 sentencing disparity for possession of crack cocaine and powder cocaine,” according to New York Mag.
And while I agree with some of these things, namely the reinstating of the federal death penalty and being tough on drugs, these are things the Left often decries as “racist” and Biden has helped in pushing them through and getting them passed in the Senate.
Not to mention the ’94 crime bill itself was created by him.
In 1989, when H.W. gave a national address about his war on drugs, Biden said that Bush wasn’t being “tough enough, bold enough, or imaginative enough to meet the crisis at hand.” Biden called for tougher measures of increasing police presence to “catch the violent thugs”, increasing the number of prosecutors to convict them, increasing the number of judges to sentence them and increasing the number of prison cells to “put them away for a long time.”
Again, I, myself, am an advocate for tough sentencing for drug operations, dealers and (slightly less) for drug possession. But the Left currently is all for letting people mess themselves up in whatever way possible and Joe is their CURRENT NOMINEEE and he has this kind of track record when it comes to putting black people in jail.
This is without mentioning his comments regarding black youth possibly becoming “predators 15 years from now.”
There is plenty more to discuss when it comes to Biden’s blatant racism, such as the fact that he openly BRAGGED about receiving an award from segregationist George Wallace in 1973 and saying “We (Delawareans) were on the South’s side in the Civil War”, thereby including himself among the people who SUPPORTED THE PRO-SLAVERY SOUTH, but I think you get the point and this article is long enough as it is.
Biden fully expecting black people to submit to his Democrat whip and be enchained to his Leftist collar is really par for the course for the despicable man.
“’There is no peace,’ says the Lord, ‘for the wicked.’”
One aspect of people’s lives that largely goes unnoticed is the emotional well-being of people as they have to go through collective hardship, such as the Chinese coronavirus, and the subsequent restrictions to limit its spread. We have talked extensively about people’s health and about people’s financial well-being, but an important aspect of humanity itself is our ability to feel emotions and as of late, things have started to make a turn for the better.
According to a recent Gallup poll measuring people’s emotions from April 27th to May 10th, U.S. adults are beginning to worry less and be a little bit happier now that the worst is (hopefully) over.
Gallup reports that, from April 27 to May 10, 72% of surveyors reported “happiness” “during a lot of the day yesterday.” This is up 5 points since March 23-April 5, when the restrictions began to be put into place and the economy began to be shut down.
Similarly, 47% reported feeling “worried”, which is down 12 points from late March/early April, when 59% of people reported they were “worried”. “Boredom” has also fallen from 46% to 41% in that same time span and loneliness has remained the same, though it slightly went up two points in the middle of April.
This shows a pretty good turnaround from the doom and gloom many people (especially on the Left) were harping about with relation to our current situation. Things are beginning to get better as we are opening back up and they will improve further once we are completely open once again.
Splitting things up by demographics, we find that those who earn less than $36,000 are less likely to be happy than those who earn between $36,000 and $90,000, as well as those who earn over $90,000 a year.
Only 56% of people who earn less than $36,000 said that they were “happy” as opposed to 74% of those earning between $36,000 and $90,000, and 75% for those who earned more than $90,000. This is not even a little bit surprising for a number of reasons.
Generally, when you have more money, you tend to be happier. Whoever said that “money can’t buy you happiness” has clearly never been on a jet ski. All jokes aside, the numbers generally show that wealthier people tend to be happier than those who are poorer and when the economy is shut down, those at the bottom suffer the most.
Which is another reason as to why lower-earners are less happy than higher-earners. Millions upon millions of people have lost their jobs. The first to go are usually the ones who are least valuable/have the least experience and those tend to be at the bottom. Aside from general financial worries that lower-income people have to contend with when there isn’t a pandemic that got our leaders to shut down our economy, they now have to contend with exactly that scenario which is overall bad for most people, but especially for bottom-earners.
Which is also why it’s not particularly surprising to see those earning less than $36,000 be more worried (58% compared to 44 and 48% for the other two higher income brackets respectively), experience more boredom (49% compared to 41 and 39) and are more lonely (38% compared to 23 and 19 percent) than those who earn more than $36,000.
Thankfully, as restrictions are being lifted and people are capable of returning to work a little bit more, people will begin getting some of their jobs back, including low-income people.
Along party lines, we find that Republicans experience the most happiness (77%), while Independents are close behind (74%) and Democrats are the least happy (66%). Not that this is surprising in the least. Leftist ideologies require one to be perpetually outraged, angry, distraught, disheartened and generally unhappy. The Left is never happy even when they get everything they want. They cry about injustice in America when it is one of the most just countries in the world, at least relatively speaking.
Pandemic or not, the Left is never happy. Matter of fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Leftist happiness WENT UP as the economy began to be shut down, the stock market fell and they could try and blame Trump both for the number of deaths due to the virus and the unemployment rate. As we are beginning to open back up for business, I wouldn’t be surprised if happiness among Democrats FELL.
In any case, staying with the party demographics, we find that 38% of Republicans express feelings of “worry”, as opposed to 44% of Independents and 58% of Democrats. This is not surprising either because the Left chooses to listen to the fake news media to be “informed” and the fake news media sows nothing but discontent and “reports” nothing but bad news. This has generally been the case for the last three and a half years, but it’s been particularly bad in recent time. People who watch the fake news media believe that there is no hope at all, that the economy will never recover, that believing drugs like Hydroxychloroquine could help with treating the virus is just “false hope” and that this period of economic downturn is “the new normal”, like Obama had insisted after his tenure being the worst economic president of all time.
When it comes to getting feelings of boredom, everyone was about as equally bored, with 40% of Republicans, 43% of Independents and 42% of Democrats all experiencing boredom. As far as “loneliness” goes, only 19% of Republicans experienced “loneliness”, while 23% of Independents and 28% of Democrats said the same.
That one is also not particularly surprising. I imagine Republicans generally had less concerns with the virus and were more willing to meet up with friends and family, so that would naturally translate to not feeling quite as lonely.
Dividing things up by marital status, we find that 77% of married people and 76% of widowed people reported feeling “happy”, while 61% of single/never married people and 62% of divorced people said the same. This one is also not too surprising, except for the widowed people part. Considering this pandemic has resulted in around 100,000 people dying, most of which tend to be older people, one would expect a number of people have recently become widowed and I am surprised that widowed people in general would report as much happiness as they do.
Of course, I’m not saying that widowed people can’t feel happy, it’s just surprising that it’s as close to what married people report as it is. I don’t know what that says about the married people.
In any case, 45% of those who are married reported feeling worried, while 38% of widowed reported the same, and 50% of both single/never married and divorced people responded the same. When it came to boredom, surprisingly both married and divorced people reported feeling this at the same rate (39%), while 45% of widowed said they were bored and 46% of single/never married people said the same.
And when it came to loneliness, completely unsurprisingly, those who are married reported the least amount of loneliness at just 17%, while those who are widowed reported the same at a rate of 26%, divorced people were lonely at a rate of 35% and single/never married people were the most lonely at 36%.
By gender, we find that 73% of men reported being happy, which is two points higher than women. 44% of men reported being worried as opposed to 51% of women. Both were close when it came to boredom, with 43% of men and 40% of women reporting feeling this. And when it came to loneliness, women were lonelier at a rate of 27% as opposed to 20% of men.
But of course, the biggest takeaway from all of this is the fact that people are beginning to feel happier as time goes on and as restrictions begin to be lifted.
We find a pattern of increased happiness and decreased worry and boredom from late March/early April to mid-April and now.
Happiness went up by two points in mid-April from late-March/early-April (67 to 69%), while worry went down by a lot from 59% in late-March to 53% in mid-April, while boredom had only slightly decreased in that timespan.
My point here is that it’s not a simple fluke to find the numbers that we are. There is a pattern of American adults beginning to feel better and more comfortable as time goes on, being happier and less worried about the situation with more of the restrictions being lifted and more people being able to do the things they could do before the restrictions were put into place, be they outdoor activities or simply going to work.
Here’s hoping we continue down this road, see this trend going in a positive direction and we can get back to the economic prosperity we were experiencing pre-Chinese coronavirus.
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
Whenever there is an election season, people on both sides of the aisle accuse people on the other side of committing some sort of voter fraud. Despite the fact that such a clear violation of election standards is most often committed by the Left simply by their desire to count illegal immigrants as “citizens” to give them voting rights (even then, they still get to vote because sometimes, the people in charge in voting polls don’t care if you bring ID with you or not) and their desire to switch to an electoral system that very obviously can lead to voter fraud, that being mail-in ballots, they have the gall to accuse Republicans of committing such fraud through “voter suppression” and other things.
It’s b.s. and they know it, but they have to fight fire with fire and the media would never report on the voter fraud that the Left commits.
But in any case, one way in which states can commit voter fraud is through extremely lazily sending people absentee ballots, as it happened for a prominent writer for TownHall, Jazz Shaw, in a piece he titled: “So New York Just Basically Invited Me To Commit Voter Fraud.”
Shaw explains that he and his wife received a pair of letters that seemed identical, which came from the Board of Elections for the State of New York. The letters were absentee ballots for the two of them to vote in the New York primary election on June 23rd, which the state is going forward with, but with precautions as a result of the Chinese coronavirus that is ravaging the state (and we all know why).
This, in and of itself, is not particularly unusual or troublesome. However, the devil is in the details, as Shaw goes on to explain. He actually transcribed the introduction of the letter for us to read:
“Dear Voter, Our records indicate that you are registered in a party which is having a Primary Election on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. All voters are allowed to vote by absentee ballot for this Primary Election. Enclosed is an absentee ballot request form which is being sent pursuant to Executive Order 202.23 on April 24, 2020.”
Sounds fairly standard, doesn’t it? The problem, as Shaw explains, is that he is NOT registered in a party having a primary election. Shaw explained: “I’m not a member of the Republican Party and I haven’t been for more than fifteen years. Nor am I a Democrat. I’m a member of the Conservative Party of New York State (CPNYS).”
The Conservative Party of New York State does not hold primary elections. “Candidates for the Conservative Party line on the ballot are selected at a convention by committee members with input from party members,” as Shaw explained.
In other words, the records the Board of Elections are either wrong or they are right and they still “mistakenly” (in all fairness, it really could have been an honest mistake, but considering this is New York, I’m not giving them the benefit of the doubt) sent him and his wife absentee ballots for a primary election in which it is outright illegal for them to participate since they are not members of the parties holding primaries and the state has closed primaries, meaning that only people within a political party are allowed to participate in that party’s primary process.
But wait, it actually gets worse than that. One could chalk it up to being a simple mistake by the BoE, and it very well could have, but what follows is something that raises a red flag for me. Shaw explains that the first field that needs to be filled on the application requires the voter to give a reason “in good faith” as to why they need the absentee ballot. So you have to provide a reason as to why you cannot physically go to the voting booth and personally show up to vote.
The application gives people a number of options, such as being out of town for the election, having a temporary illness, having a permanent disability, being a caregiver of a disabled person, being a resident of a Veterans’ Affairs hospital or being in prison (yes, they allow prisoners to vote, which is insane on its own, but let’s move on).
This all seems fairly normal, right? After all, you ought to have a decent reason for not being able to vote in person at voting booths. And the reasons they give, apart from the “being in prison” one, are fair and logical. But that’s not the part that raises the red flag for me. This is:
“For concerns regarding COVID-19 and Social Distancing, please select the ‘Temporary Illness’ option on the application as the reason for requesting an absentee ballot.”
In essence, using the virus as an excuse, the Board of Elections is INSTRUCTING people on what to select, even if it’s not true, which I should remind you, IS A FEDERAL CRIME.
This is why Shaw said in his title that New York is inviting him to commit voter fraud. It was bad enough that he wasn’t registered to a party having a primary election and was sent this form anyway, but the BoE is INSTRUCTING him on what to fill in for the reason behind needing the absentee ballot, even though neither he nor his wife ever contracted the virus nor do they currently have it.
Ironically, on the back of the form, the BoE reminds voters that “It is a felony to make a false statement in an application for an absentee ballot, to attempt to cast an illegal ballot, or to help anyone to cast an illegal ballot.”
So who goes to jail if the BoE itself is trying to help anyone cast an illegal ballot? Because that is basically what they are doing here.
Again, the BoE sent Shaw and his wife absentee ballots because they had it on “record” that they were registered to a party that was having a primary election, even though they were not registered. What’s more, they were COACHING people on what to put as the “reason” for needing the ballot, even if it’s not the truth whatsoever.
And this at least one way in which states commit voter fraud. They lazily (or on purpose) send absentee ballots to people that should not be sent absentee ballots, potentially influencing the primary for the Republican Party and then instructing the people on what to say as for the reason that they “need” an absentee ballot for.
As Shaw so eloquently put it: “These letters were obviously mailed out to pretty much everyone, dead or alive, whose name shows up somewhere on the voter rolls. And they clearly don’t have it broken down by party. The idea that nobody who isn’t enrolled would try to obtain a ballot and sent it in seems ludicrous. And it’s pretty obvious that they don’t have a way to quickly or efficiently check all of the returned forms to ensure that everyone is enrolled as a member of the party holding the primary and following the rules.”
If absentee ballots were “mistakenly” mailed to someone who is not affiliated with either party, then it’s not a Herculean leap in logic to assume that someone who is registered in one party received a ballot for the other party’s primary. It’s also not a particularly large leap in logic either to assume someone who isn’t registered for either party and never was still received an absentee ballot.
Someone like, say, an illegal immigrant, could receive this ballot because “the records” show that he or she is registered to one of the political parties. I mean, if “the records” show Shaw to be registered as a Republican, even though he hasn’t been a registered Republican for FIFTEEN YEARS, then it’s not outrageous to assume that just about anyone could receive these ballots because of faulty records.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how you get voter and election fraud to occur. It’s how you could potentially get the wrong candidate to win when they should have lost. It’s how you rob the People of their right to select their representatives in fair and free elections.
And let’s not pretend like they couldn’t do this in more important elections than just primary races either. There were many stories of election fraud in the 2018 midterms and videos of people running the voting booths just letting someone vote without proper identification or without even having registered before the deadline.
This is how states commit voter fraud and how the Left often operates to undermine our democratic process. They complain about “voter suppression” from Republicans when Republicans do no such thing, while faking votes for their own guys in the process.
Keep in mind that many of the districts that flipped from red to blue in California were still red by the time the elections should have been called, but Democrats “mysteriously found” more ballots that voted for the Democrats, leading to the flipping of the districts.
We must keep our eyes peeled to this voter fraud that the Left often is a fan of committing. They cannot be allowed to get away with rigging the elections (and let’s not forget they tried to rig the 2016 elections for Hillary and still lost, so there is a pattern for this egregious behavior).
“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.”
I just love days like today when the Left gives me all the ammo that I could possibly want to utterly and completely humiliate and destroy them with everything that I have. Such an opportunity was given to me when, following the Reade accusations that Joe Biden sexually assaulted her (with her being the eighth woman to come forward to accuse Biden of sexual assault/harassment), the Left switched from their “believe all women” platform to “believe the women who accuse conservatives” platform pretty darn obviously.
And nowhere has this switch been more obvious than in a recent New York Times op-ed written by feminist Susan Faludi, who writes: “’Believe All Women’ Is a Right-Wing Trap.”
Yes, apparently, we all were just hallucinating the idea that the Left insisted we should believe each and every woman that would come forward with “her truth” with regards to sexual assault. Apparently, it was just conservatives using that phrase just to attack Joe Biden and whatever other Leftist who got caught in this same sort of trap that the Left tried to set on right-wingers like Kavanaugh and Trump.
Apparently, the actual phrase is “believe women”, which is somehow different from “believe all women”. Apparently, the phrase “believe women” is supposed to mean that we take sexual assault claims seriously without throwing away due process and without “reflexively doubting them”, as Jill Filipovic tweeted upon reading the article.
It’s worth mentioning the load of crap that this whole thing is.
Filipovic, in her tweet, claims that “feminists never said ‘believe all women’ – the right inserted the ‘all’. Feminists said ‘believe women’: that is, start with the assumption that women are telling the truth instead of reflexively doubting them.”
Again, that’s a load of crap, not to mention a hilarious attempt at gaslighting. LITERALLY ALL FEMINISTS, WHEN THE METOO MOVEMENT BECAME A THING, STARTED SAYING “BELIEVE ALL WOMEN.” Filipovic either doesn’t remember (how convenient) or is straight-up lying and gaslighting, which is the most likely possibility simply because of the fact that the accusation is being thrown at the Democrats’ last hope of beating Trump in November: Creepy Joe Biden.
Let me share with you just a few examples of the many, MANY times feminists and Leftists in general have used the phrase “believe all women.”
Let’s begin with a tweet from The View on December 8th, 2017:
“’Rapes and sexual harassment are the least-reported crimes in our country because women are afraid they will not be believed and that they will be shamed – and we need to change that!’ Sunny on why she believes it’s essential to believe all women coming forward with allegations.”
From Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) on September 26th, 2018, with regards to the Kavanaugh accusations: “We stand with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, & Julie Swetnik. #BelieveAllWomen.”
That one in particular is hilarious to me because not only does she use the hashtag that the gaslighting leftists insisted feminists never used, but she is also adding Julie Swetnik, the woman who accused Kavanaugh of being at ten parties where she herself had been “raped”, though she never accused Kavanaugh of doing the “raping”. The reason I find it hilarious is because listening to her story for five minutes is all it takes to recognize how utterly bogus and ridiculous it is, not to mention fairly irrelevant, since she never accused Kavanaugh of partaking in the acts she claims happened in such parties.
But regardless of that tangential point, we can clearly see that she is earnestly using the full phrase and unless she’s secretly a right-wing operative or something like that, I guess that’s a case of a LEFTIST, FEMINIST USING THE PHRASE THAT FILIPOVIC INSISTED THEY DIDN’T USE.
From NPR: “’Believe all women’ has been the rallying cry of the #MeToo movement – a mantra embraced by some but dismissed by others as naïve. The tension over the credibility of women is nothing new, especially in rape investigations.”
And here’s an image from one of the protests regarding the Kavanaugh hearings:
All it takes to classify a woman as a “survivor” is simply her telling her story, and Tara Reade has told her story extensively to a number of news outlets. All of a sudden, however, we are not to believe ALL “survivors” and women.
From the University of Oregon’s Organization Against Sexual Assault: “We must educate young boys on the meaning of consent and instill the value of women’s safety in them from a young age. #BelieveAllWomen #consent #MeToo.”
From a Democrat candidate for the North Carolina Senate: “After taking cyberstalking plea deal, WNC’s Rep. Henson to resign. #AboutTime #BelieveAllWomen #endofcorruption #DrainTheSwamp.”
From a mental health counselor who could probably use one himself: “This a**hole assumes the allegations of rape and sexual assault against Trump are fake, but I would bet good money he believes Juanita Broaddrick. #BelieveAllWomen.” (Worth mentioning that, upon finding this tweet, I found a reply that read: "That hashtag is a winner. Thank you. I wish other men believed." which cracked me up when I saw it because this woman wrote it at the time the original tweet was made and she 100% meant what she said).
Time after time, ever since the phrase was brought up, it has been used by the Left sincerely to attack any political opponents they can use the tactic of accusations against. Whenever a woman came forward with a story of sexual assault, we were to believe she was telling the truth and disparage the man that she was accusing, without hearing his side of the story and without granting presumption of innocence.
But now that Joe Biden has been accused for THE EIGHT TIME of some sort of sexual misconduct, even though there is AMPLE evidence of such things from just the pictures I shared in the very FIRST article I wrote discussing the Reade allegations, the response from the Left has been nothing short of a betrayal of the standards they had been trying to set for the last couple of years.
When it’s one of THEIR OWN who is being credibly accused of sexual assault, they either bury the story (like they had been trying to do with the SEVEN other women who came forward to accuse him) or they attack and disparage the accuser, accusing her of lying for Trump’s political benefit or simply being an affront to “progress”.
And the most hilarious part of all of it is that the argument they are trying to use, that the phrase should be “believe women”, not “believe all women”, doesn’t work because both signify the same thing.
There is no significant difference between “believe women” and “believe all women.” The “all” is IMPLIED in the former! Tara Reade is still a woman. The phrase they apparently believe should be used is “believe women” WHICH STILL APPLIES TO HER!
These idiots can’t even gaslight us right! They are arguing for a distinction without a difference! Even if they were right about feminists never having used the latter term, which is 100% wrong, as I just demonstrated, their argument STILL wouldn’t suffice to discredit Reade. She is still a woman and they are still insisting that women be believed.
And the argument that we don’t “reflexively doubt” the woman making the allegations is still ridiculous because NO ONE reflexively doubts women making allegations. What we do is not rob the person being accused of their presumption of innocence while still taking the woman’s allegations with the seriousness it deserves, if it deserves it at all. Accusations like the one from Blasey Ford or any of the other Kavanaugh accusers barely deserved any seriousness because of the fact that NONE of them brought forth any evidence of such misconduct from Kavanaugh.
Ford accused him DECADES after the incident happened. And unlike Reade, who waited almost as long to come forward with her story, Ford never told anyone about what supposedly happened when it supposedly happened. Reade told her mother, brother and those close to her soon after she was allegedly assaulted by Biden. CNN tried to delete a video of a phone call Reade’s mother made to Larry King’s show to talk about it, showing that Reade indeed told her mother around the time that the incident occurred.
Ford came forward with her accusation only when Kavanaugh was about to be the newest Supreme Court Justice and she never told anyone about what happened until the time she made the accusation. And the witnesses she brought forth either did not corroborate her story or outright REFUTED her story.
And keep in mind, Ford was THE MOST CREDIBLE out of all of Kavanaugh’s accusers. Each of the accusers that came forth after Ford were less and less credible, up to Swetnik, who sounded like a loon because she repeatedly attended parties held by the same people she accused of raping girls in those parties.
We didn’t not believe Ford because we “reflexively” doubt women coming forward with sexual assault allegations. We didn’t believe Ford because HER STORY WAS FULL OF HOLES, SHE KEPT CHANGING IT, SHE NEVER TOLD ANYONE BEFORE COMING FORWARD, SHE HAD NO CORROBORATING WITNESSES AND WAS VISIBLY TRAINED BY ALYSSA MILANO ON HOW TO ACT LIKE AN INNOCENT GIRL IN FRONT OF A JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, HALF OF WHOM WERE DEMOCRATS WITH AN AGENDA LIKE SHE WAS.
And that last part was the most important one, because it’s easily provable. A video from September of last year showed Blasey Ford’s attorney “telling attendees at a feminist conference that her client’s testimony against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was a politically motivated move to protect Roe v. Wade,” according to Newsweek. So it is painfully obvious that the ONLY reason Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault wasn’t because he did it but because he posed a threat to their paganistic and satanic desire to KILL THEIR OWN CHILDREN SHOULD THEY PLEASE.
Meanwhile, Reade has far more going for her story being true than Ford ever did and Reade is, herself, a Democrat who in all likelihood hates Trump’s guts, so she has far less of a reason to come forward with accusations because of politics.
In all of this, keep in mind the one and ONLY reason the Left is saying the things they are saying: the target of these accusations is Joe Biden. If Tara Reade had accused Trump of sexual assault, even if she didn’t bring with her any sort of evidence or witnesses, she would be celebrated and treated like a QUEEN, much like Ford was. But because she is accusing Joe Biden, the rules of engagement have to be changed.
All of a sudden, the phrase the Left adopted when attacking political opponents, “believe all women” became so problematic that some of their members believed they should gaslight everyone and claim no feminist ever actually used it, when they very clearly did.
All of a sudden, that phrase is a “right-wing trap”, not because the Left has never used it but because it can be used against them by the Right.
So, they ignore the standards they set for other people as soon as they are used against them. Not the first time it’s happened; won’t be the last. But it is always glorious to see karma biting them in the rear and people trying to get them to operate under the rules THEY set.
2 Thessalonians 2:3
“Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.”
I could probably write about many instances in which a Leftist has been a hypocrite (and I, indeed, have written many) because hypocrisy is simply part of the Left’s genetic code. However, this one, I believe, is particularly egregious given the times that we currently have to live in.
Despite the media’s adoration of both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio (though I won’t really talk about him here, only pointing him out because he was as much of a disaster as Cuomo and was getting great publicity because of the “D” next to his name), it is an objective fact that both of these idiots have done things that have hurt their states, both in terms of the timing of their response (they shut down considerably after California did, despite being an early hotspot) and their actual response and decisions surrounding the Chinese coronavirus.
But focusing strictly on Cuomo, allow me to get to point of what is Cuomo’s worst policy in all of this and the egregious reasoning behind it, and that is Gov. Cuomo’s order of sending SICK AND VULNERABLE virus patients to NURSING HOMES WHERE THERE ARE OTHER HIGHLY VULNERABLE PEOPLE.
On March 25th, Cuomo issued a state mandate which required nursing homes to admit suspected or diagnosed cases of the coronavirus. This idiotic mandate also “prohibited nursing homes from requiring a coronavirus test for incoming hospital transfers,” according to TownHall.
In essence, despite the fact that President Trump gave Cuomo every advantage in fighting the virus in approving a temporary hospital at New York City’s Javitz Center and sent a hospital ship with medical supplies and for treating people to the state, Cuomo opted to send sick people to the places where the most vulnerable populations live: nursing and retirement homes.
Either Cuomo is the biggest moron in the world or he did this very much on purpose, knowing what it would lead to.
In defense of his idiotic-at-best decision, Cuomo said: “We worked it out so we always had available beds. Nobody was deprived of a bed or medical coverage in any way. And still, people died. Still, people died. Older people, vulnerable people are going to die from this virus. That is going to happen despite whatever you do. Because with all our progress as a society, we can’t keep everyone alive.”
A couple things to note here. First, and most importantly, this is outright sick. It’s not untrue, but the way he put it is sickening and insensitive.
It’s the same mentality that Italy had when the virus was first ravaging that country, where they would just allow the elderly to die in order to save supplies for the younger people. It’s a death-panel mentality, not unlike that which the Nazis have employed in the past.
Second, this is extremely hypocritical because of comments he made on April 22nd, when he was asked about reopening the state because people needed to work.
To give some context, in that press conference, a reporter asked Cuomo: “Protesters outside right now honking their horns, they’re raising signs. These are regular people. They’re not getting a paycheck. Some of them are not getting their unemployment money. And they’re saying they don’t have time to wait for all this testing. They need to get back to work. They have to feed their families. Their savings are running out. They don’t have another week, Governor. They’re not getting answers. So their point is, this cure cannot be worse than the illness itself. What’s your response to that?”
Cuomo responded: “The illness is death. What is worse than death?”
Now, the illness itself isn’t death, as 98% of people recover. It’s far from a death sentence for most people. Want to know who are the few for whom it basically is? THE ELDERLY WHOM CUOMO HAS NO PROBLEM SEEING DIE, APPARENTLY!
See, this is the hypocrisy of Cuomo. The guy was adamant about not reopening the state, regardless of the crippling financial problems that fall on people when an economy gets shut down, because he believed the illness is death itself. But now, he justifies his decision to send people with the illness, which is death itself, according to him, to those who are most at risk and he has no problem with that at all.
So you have to ask: why would he order such a thing? If he believed that “the illness is death”, then why send people with this death illness to people who are most at risk to die from this death illness?
Back in April, Cuomo made a big deal about the illness being death and how we needed to be careful, and now, it’s passé. It’s perfectly fine that people died of the death illness and it’s perfectly justified because people die anyway, it seems.
Again, it’s hypocritical. Yeah, people are going to die anyway, but then why wouldn’t he have thought of that when it came to reopening the state? His argument for not letting the state reopen was that people were going to die if he allowed that. Now, he finds it perfectly acceptable that people died because of his mandate?
A noticeable portion of New York’s deaths are from nursing home infections. What’s worse is the fact that around March 3rd, the New York State Department of Health changed its disclosure procedures to only report coronavirus deaths from nursing home patients if they physically died in the nursing home, according to TowhHall. Meaning that if any patient who contracted the virus inside the nursing home died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital, in a hospital itself, or simply outside a nursing home’s premises, then that didn’t count as a nursing home death, artificially lowering the number of such deaths in the official books.
Cuomo got so much backlash for his March 25th mandate that he made subtle changes to make things look better than they actually were and officially rescinded the order on May 11.
His state order is more disastrous than the actual numbers show, is what I’m getting at.
And in all of this, the guy is actually trying to defend his actions as “everyone dies eventually and there’s no helping it”, which is not necessarily the case here. Yes, everyone dies eventually, but Cuomo’s actions are directly responsible for the deaths of so many elderly New Yorkers, which did not have to happen and possibly would not have happened without such a mandate. Maybe they would have died without the mandate still, but with it, they were basically guaranteed to it. The illness itself wasn’t a death sentence for them. Cuomo’s orders basically were.
Cuomo put elderly people directly in harm’s way and defended it as saying “everyone dies someday.” By that logic, the Holocaust, 9/11 and LITERALLY ALL HUMAN ATROCITIES can be defended because “everyone dies someday”.
It’s an insanely stupid and disgusting argument for a guy who I think knows he messed up badly but is trying to save face. “I didn’t mess up! Everyone dies eventually! Who cares if what I did was directly responsible for this when death is an eventuality!?”
The guy literally has no actual defense and the one he is trying to use is the worst one he could bring up: nihilistic apathy. Again, by this logic, you could defend reopening the state because people were going to die anyway, and yet, he felt it would’ve been a massive risk to do so precisely because of the deaths.
The response to this virus from Governor Andrew Cuomo (and de Blasio) is the perfect example of what not to do during a time of crisis. Simply put, you don’t put one of the most vulnerable populations directly in harm’s way. When you do, you get a sizeable portion of people in that demographic dying off and the numbers show it (and again, the numbers should actually be a bit worse because of the May 3rd change).
Cuomo has been an abject disaster for the State of New York, not that I expect anything to change in the future.
“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”
While I’ve already talked at length about the many Leftist talking points surrounding the global climate and have noted people who have debunked those talking points, allow me to get to another oft-used talking point, that being that “the sea levels are rising and our lifestyles, mainly because of capitalism, are to blame.”
That nonsense can very quickly be put to rest for much of the same reason that capitalism outright cannot be blamed for the changing of the climate: the fact that our world is dynamic.
Our climate is dynamic, so it is entirely natural for it to go through warm and cold periods. We’ve already established, time and time again, how there was the Roman Warm Period, the Medieval Warm Period, and we are currently going through the Modern Warm Period.
By the same token of a dynamic ecosystem, our planet’s sea levels have seen various shifts, going up and going down. And according to several new research papers, sea levels in various places around the globe were considerably higher thousands of years ago as opposed to today.
Funny enough, the research papers talk about one of two periods in our planet’s lifetime: the Mid-Holocene period, which happened 2000-7000 years ago and the Last Interglacial (LIG) period which happened roughly 120,000 years ago. From that alone, we can discern the fact that, over large periods of time, sea levels throughout the world have gone up and have gone down simply because of their very nature and not because of man.
Let’s begin with the papers that focus on the Mid-Holocene period.
First, we have Lopez-Belzunce, et al., 2020, studying Mediterranean sea levels: “Regarding the stabilization of the RSL [relative sea level], our data show it to be 1.20 m above the present-day level at 3000 cal yr BP and 1 m higher at 2000 cal yr BP.”
What this study is saying is that Mediterranean sea levels were around 1-1.2 meters higher around 3000 calibrated years before present and 2000 calibrated years before present. In other words, the sea levels in the Mediterranean were higher 2-3000 years ago than they are today.
From Burley et al., 2020, studying in Polynesia: “At the time of first Lapita arrival at Nukuleka, sea levels were 1.2-1.4 m higher than present.”
From Lopes et al., 2020, studying in Brazil: “The late Pleistocene-middle Holocene post-glacial marine transgression (PMT) that started around 18 ka b2k in response to the melting of ice caps and glaciers, together with increased precipitation, would have led to another lake highstand… Sea-level curves obtained from several sites along the Brazilian coast show that a mean sea level (m.s.l.) equal to the present one was reached at ~7 ka b2k, and continued to rise until reaching up to +5 meters between 6 and 5 ka b2k… In the CPRS the PMT formed the Barrier IV, and the estimates based on geologic and fossil records indicate that it reached amplitude of about 2-3 meters above the present m.s.l…”
“The altitude of the terrace T3 above the fossils of Toxodon found in situ indicates this was cut by the Holocene sea-level highstand that reached a maximum altitude of 3 meters [above present] between 6 and 5.1 ka b2k. At that time Mirium Lake was invaded by the Atlantic Ocean through Taim and Sao Goncalo channel, becoming a large paleo-lagoon with conditions suitable for its occupation by marine organisms, including sharks, rays, teleost fishes and whales. The coastal waters were warmer than today, as indicated by the presence of fossils of the shark Carcharhinus leucas, common in tropical areas.”
Okay, while that was a lot of technical stuff, let’s go over them before moving on.
Both the Polynesian and Brazilian studies report that sea levels were higher thousands and thousands of years ago. The Lapita people were the Polynesians and Nukuleka is the oldest known Polynesian settlement. The Polynesians arrived on Nukuleka an estimated 2,838 years ago, so this is also within that range of 2-3000 years that the other study was discussing (which makes sense because the Mid-Holocene period was around this time as well, like I said earlier). Those Polynesians saw sea levels that were 1.2 to 1.4 meters higher than what we see today.
For Brazil, we are talking considerably farther back. The first thing it talks about is the post-glacial marine transgression (PMT), which began around 18,000 years ago (ka b2k means “thousands of years before AD 2000”. Don’t know why they don’t just say “18,000 years ago” instead of “18 ka b2k”).
Funny enough, it talks about that event having occurred as a result of what Al Gore and the Left blames humanity for: melting of ice caps and glaciers.
Weird, I didn’t know that humans 18,000 years ago traveled by plane, car, used air conditioners and employed structural capitalism, you know, the things the Left loves to blame even though it makes no sense for them to do so (at least if you are an objective person. We know precisely why they blame capitalism and our lifestyles).
In any case, the study then also talks about the main topic, that being sea levels. The mean sea level off the coast of Brazil seemed to be equal to what we have today around 7,000 years ago and was more than 5 meters higher between 5 and 6 thousand years ago, indicating receding sea levels as time went on (because that’s what they do). It also talks about another area which showed a sea level of about 2-3 meters higher than present at around the same time.
Another area of study seemingly showed that the sea level was 3 meters above the current levels roughly 5,100 to 6,000 years ago. And the final thing that the study mentions is the water temperatures, as indicated by the fact there was the fossil of a shark that can usually be found in tropical climates.
Moving on to other studies, while there are a few more that talk about the Mid-Holocene period, I believe the point has been made for that one.
From Muhs et al., 2020, studying in the Bahamas and Bermuda, talking about the Last Interglacial period of roughly 120,000 ago: “Corals with closed-system histories collected from patch reefs on NPI have ages of 128-118 ka and ooids/peloids from beach ridges have closed-system ages of 128-126 ka. Elevations of patch reefs indicate a LIG paleo-sea level of at least ~7m to ~9m above present. Beach ridge sediments indicate paleo-sea levels of ~5 m to ~14 m (assuming subsidence, ~7m to ~16m) above present during the LIG… Results of this study show that at the end of the LIG paleo-sea levels could have been as high as 11-13 m above present (at localities close to North American ice sheets) to as little as 5-8 m above present (at localities distant from North American ice sheets.”
This is important to note because 5 or 7 meters to 14 or 16 meters is A LOT of meters. At the low end, these scientists are saying that sea levels were a little over 16 FEET higher than today. At the high end, that goes up to as much as more than 52 feet.
Contrast that to the relatively minute doomsday warnings of a few centimeters and inches extra of sea level rise we get from the climate cult!
Reality has shown that sea levels can go higher than what the climate cultists say it currently is going, and despite all of that, regardless of how much they claim that sea levels are rising, we can clearly and plainly see that none of this is unprecedented.
Now, make no mistake, the sea levels being so many meters higher than they are today does bring with it awful results. Depending on where it happens, cities can, indeed be flooded this way. So it does present actual problems. However, the “solution” to these problems isn’t for people to abandon their use of air conditioners or cars or air travel or for the United States to turn towards socialism. All of those have a negligible-at-best, disastrous-at-worst result.
What all of this tells us, however, is that it is not unforeseen for the sea to rise to incredible levels and it definitely cannot be blamed on man-kind, and therefore cannot be solved by mankind. The best we can do is hope to mitigate such damage were it to occur (and there is no real indication that it will, but it’s worth keeping in mind that it could, as it did happen in the past, albeit hundreds of thousands of years ago and such levels have never been seen since then).
Whatever magic beans the Left tries to sell people with regards to the environment and climate change, they are nothing but garbage. The people that peddle these nonsensical solutions are snake oil salesmen too gripped by the fear and terror of the Left’s narrative to see reason.
We can clearly see that all of the “terrible and awful things” happening to the climate are not a result of humanity, given the history of the planet. Here’s hoping more and more people come to the realization that humanity cannot be blamed for natural events.
“I made the earth and created man on it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host.”
A little more than a week ago, I talked about how people trust Trump over Biden when it comes to both the economy and handling the coronavirus pandemic, according to Reuters, and I mentioned how it was interesting that Reuters, of all polling organizations, was reporting this. However, we have something today that is a little bit more unexpected:
President Trump beats Joe Biden in several key battleground states by a decent margin, and this is being reported by CNN, the same people who have run fake news story after fake news story, coupled with fake news poll after fake news poll, regarding Trump, Russia and whatever else they can falsely accuse him of doing. These very same people, who not too long ago I talked about how they went from accusing Trump of colluding with Russia to actually colluding with Russia themselves when it came to reporting the pandemic in the “former” Soviet Union, are now reporting that their boy, Joe Biden, isn’t doing all that well.
Now, in their national poll, and what they will likely wish to focus on, they have Joe Biden beating Trump 51 to 46 percent. However, as we all well and truly know, the election is never a national race, but a race for all 50 states, and as I just said, Trump has Joe beat in plenty of the most important ones.
As a whole, CNN’s poll of 15 battleground states (Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin) shows President Trump beating Joe Biden by seven points, 52 to 45 percent with a margin of error of 3.7 percent.
Funny enough, this was also coupled with the fact that earlier in the week, CNN was forced to publish another poll which showed President Trump’s approval rating at its highest in the poll: 45%. Despite all of their hackery and their political attacks that are very obviously biased (and they don’t even try to hide their bias anymore), despite everything they’ve tried throwing at him, he’s only come out of each and every attack stronger than before.
It also doesn’t help the Left that Joe Biden has been marred in controversy over the past couple of months given the Tara Reade situation that Democrats and the media are DESPERATELY trying to bury under the rug (I find it hilarious that Schumer is panicking and was also satisfied with just Biden’s denial).
Another aspect that might not exactly help the former Vice President is the fact that he was very clearly involved in the witch hunt of Gen. Michael Flynn, given released records that showed he both was in the meeting where Obama and his staff were discussing Flynn and that Joe Biden was among the MANY people who asked for Flynn’s “unmasking” in official documents (which were first reported by CBS News but the Biden camp has forced the news organization to get rid of the story, further showing Biden lied about not bullying the media).
But getting back to the polling, RealClearPolitics’ poll of polls, which is a poll taking the averages of various polls, shows Biden’s popularity slipping following the Tara Reade story. Just a couple of months ago, Biden had a 51 to 44 percent lead on Trump, but now, Biden has slipped to 47 percent and Trump sits at 43 percent.
Trump’s job approval has also gone up in that particular poll, sitting at 45%.
Getting back to the CNN poll itself, it finds that Trump beats Biden with Independents, 50 to 46 percent. Biden has the advantage with women (funny enough) at 55 to 41 percent. Minorities also overwhelmingly support Biden over Trump 69 to 26 percent, but that is actually not particularly awful for Trump, as Republicans tend not to be too favored by minorities and Trump sits at 26% with them in that poll, which is rather high, all things considered. If that number holds, Trump will win plenty of minorities in the election.
In any case, Trump beats Biden with men, 50 to 46 percent and with white voters, 55 to 43 percent. Strangely enough, Biden has an advantage over Trump when it comes to older voters, those aged 45 and up, holding a six-point advantage over Trump, which is a bigger advantage than what he has with young voters, which is a three-point lead over Trump.
CNN commented on this, saying: “Though other recent polling has shown some signs of concern for Biden among younger voters and strength among older ones, few have pegged the race as this close among younger voters. The results suggest that younger voters in the battleground states are tilted in favor of Trump, a stark change from the last CNN poll in which battleground voters were analyzed in March[.]”
Breitbart News chalks this up to being the Bernie effect, with many of those young voters having been Bernie supporters and being disenchanted and outright enraged that Bernie once again got screwed over by the DNC and was kept from being the nominee. But this is not the first time we have heard of Biden, or even Democrats in general, not getting the youth vote to turn out.
Just two months ago, I wrote an article about how young people largely don’t tend to vote. In it, I showed a graphic that displayed reported rates of voters by age, showing the youngest demographic – those 18 to 29 years of age – voting at far fewer rates than those who are older than them.
However, there is a noticeable difference between people who turn out to vote and people who voice support. Plenty of young people voiced their support for Bernie Sanders, but notably fewer actually turned out to vote for him. Biden doesn’t even have all that much SUPPORT from young voters, which definitely will come to hurt him with that demographic come November (again, if this holds up).
Of course, he does have a very strange and nonsensical lead with older voters, and those tend to vote more, but I sincerely doubt that would be anywhere close to near enough to secure an electoral victory.
Again, the CNN poll itself shows Trump soundly beating Biden in key battleground states. Joe could very well win the popular vote (maybe), but the electoral college is where the votes are most important and he isn’t doing too well, it seems.
What’s more, considering the economic recession that we are about to face because of Leftist governors’ decision to keep their states closed just to hurt Trump (which will undoubtedly come to bite those Leftists in the rear come November, if the previous special election was any sort of indication), people know we will need a president who can quickly and effectively rebuild the economy and Trump has Joe soundly beat on that area as well, with a margin of 54 to 42 percent on Joe.
So both Reuters and CNN show that voters trust Trump with the economy more than Joe Biden, and it seems they largely know just who is responsible for the economic downturn that we are about to face: the “Resistance” Democrat Party, particularly the Democrat governors, who are choosing to shoot themselves on the foot just to get a chance to hurt Trump.
But as with Reuters, it is extremely interesting that CNN would be the ones to report this. Usually, they have nothing but negative (fake) news to report on Trump, but every once in a while, they are forced to at least relatively face the reality that they abhor: Trump is nowhere near as unpopular and despised as they say that he is.
Now, there is still plenty of time before the election, but if these numbers hold, I don’t really see a way Joe beats Trump (and as I have said many times in the past, this confidence should not translate to complacency for us Trump supporters and voters, as that is the only thing that could definitely beat the President).
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