Much as Leftists might try and delude themselves into believing Kamala Harris is in any way a competent or even likable person, there is no question as to who won the vice presidential debate: VP Mike Pence.
And you know that this is the case because of the various excuses the fake news media is throwing as well as the various distractions they are trying to make, such as attempting to make a huge story about how a fly was on Pence’s head or how one of Pence’s eyes was a little red or how Karen Pence went up to her husband to congratulate him without wearing a mask (because why would she? He is her husband). They have to distract people from thinking that Kamala was utterly destroyed because that is exactly what we saw, so these excuses have to come out in droves.
However, predictably so, the biggest excuse to come out of this debate is that Pence is at fault for debating a woman and that he is a sexist for “mansplaining” things to her, which is code for simply pushing back against the b.s. she was trying to spew. In the mind of the Left, Pence had to take everything Harris threw at him without any sort of pushback whatsoever in order to stave off being called a sexist. Of course, had he done that, they still would’ve called him that for the briefest of moments, but they would’ve focused more on how “Kamala Harris wiped the floor with VP Pence.”
Again, an indication that that is exactly what DIDN’T happen is that that’s not the topic of conversation. Had she won, all the fake news media would be talking about would be about how she won, not about how Pence was “condescending” or “mansplaining” or “sexist”, which is utterly ludicrous considering Mike Pence is one of the politest politicians around.
They levy the same accusations at Pence that they did at Trump in 2016, when Trump was debating Hillary. Back then, they also accused him of “sexism” and utter crap like that (because Hillary also lost her debates) and now, they are just repeating the same thing but about Pence.
Ironically, while you can reasonably claim that Trump is abrasive and that can come off as rude (this is where I should remind people that in the first debate, Joe Biden was the first one to interrupt Trump), you absolutely cannot make the same claim of Mike Pence, who never shows an aggressive side or anything of the sort.
So to say that Pence was “out of line” or was “rude” or whatever else is utterly divorced from reality, not that that’s any surprise considering the people making these claims also claim that a baby in the womb is not a human, that binary gender is not biological fact, and that our air conditioning systems are warming up the planet or cooling it down whenever one argument is more favorable (which is usually in the corresponding seasons).
It actually reminds me of something interesting. I have been recently re-watching The Apprentice, beginning with the first season, and one aspect of the people (specifically some of the women) in the show that I noted is that they are very rude, classless individuals. This was the season where that moron Omarosa appeared, and throughout it, she displayed an utter lack of class (though others did as well). It actually got me to wonder how it was that Trump ever thought of hiring her in his administration in the first place, but I digress.
The reason I bring this up is because one thought that ran around as I was watching the show is that you can completely destroy someone else while also having and displaying class. The fictional character on the show “Dynasty”, Alexis Carrington, is such an example, someone who was often outright called a “superbitch” but who never failed to show class when tearing apart those she considered to be opponents.
That’s not to say that Mike Pence is Alexis Carrington, or that he is a “superbitch”, but that is to say that he destroyed his debate opponent without sacrificing his class or dignity. Keep in mind, I’m also not saying that Trump sacrifices dignity or anything, but his more abrasive style does make one think he has less class than someone like Pence (though if one watches The Apprentice, one can see that he does, indeed, have plenty of class).
Kamala getting decimated should not really be a surprise to anyone. I remember vividly how some idiots on the Left believed Kamala would “destroy” Pence in their debate, which confused me considering the fact that she got so obliterated by Tulsi Gabbard, someone the vast majority of people on the Left really don’t like because they think she was a Republican spy or something, and shortly after suspended her campaign, being the first Democrat to do so.
She is a woman utterly rejected by the Democrat base and someone who was decimated totally by the only Democrat I relatively tolerated in that entire primary, and yet, she was going to destroy Pence? Her, a woman whose sole qualifications for being a running mate, to the acknowledgement of Jim Crow Joe, are being brown and having a vagina? Give me a break.
She went into that debate completely unprepared, ready to spout out talking point after talking point and hoax after hoax, hoping that it would be a 2-on-1 like the first presidential debate was, and when Pence masterfully destroyed her arguments, she began to condescendingly smirk and dismiss Pence, to the point where even an independent pollster (who believes Biden is winning the election) recognized that Harris came off extremely poorly here.
People were reminded, in that 90-minute debate, just why it was that Kamala was the first person to end her primary campaign: she’s a horrible debater and people don’t like her. The first point is the most relevant one out of the two, but it’s worth reminding people how unlikable she is. She is basically the Jamaican version of Hillary Clinton, if Clinton had considerably less power and her family directly benefited from slave ownership.
And because of that, fake news pundit after fake news pundit came out lambasting Pence for debating a woman, as though it’s his fault that Joe Biden chose Harris for no other reason apart from her skin color and gender (something which normal people would consider racist and sexist but liberals consider “woke”). “Mike Pence is a sexist!” screams the ignorant, petulant Leftist child who is so entitled that he believes a man effectively debating a woman is some sort of cardinal sin.
Matt Walsh of The Daily Wire points this out perfectly well: “[A]s we have learned time and again, feminists actually want special treatment even while clamoring for equal treatment.” These rabid Leftists shout “sexism” at Pence treating his debate opponent as a debate opponent and not as a delicate little flower whom should be protected from the evils of the world.
These “feminists” are whining about the very thing that they claim to support: equality. Pence treated Harris as an equal, not underestimating her because she’s a woman or because she has a different skin tone to him. That, in the mind of the hypocritical liberal, cannot be allowed to stand. Leftist women must be treated like queens while conservative women, though they also are women, can be treated like utter garbage. This much is clear in their coverage of women like Kayleigh McEnany, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Melania Trump, Sarah Palin, etc., etc.
They don’t support equality whatsoever. They support Leftist supremacy under the guise of equality. If a black man supports Trump, he is a race traitor. If a woman supports Trump, she is a traitor to her gender. If a Latino supports Trump, he is betraying his Latinx (have I mentioned how much I hate that word?) brothers and sisters. This is their mentality because they believe blacks, Latinos, women and minorities in general all belong to them. They never abandoned the slaveowner’s mentality.
And when they see an old, white man effectively decimating their young, brown queen, despite her own clear faults and lack of preparedness for the debate, they screech about the “patriarchy” and how this is an example of it running rampant in politics.
It’s, yet again, nothing but a massive temper tantrum. Pence destroyed Harris and let me tell you something: if Kamala were Trump’s conservative VP and Pence were Biden’s communist running-mate, aka if the roles were completely reversed, the news media would be attacking Kamala for some of the same reasons I just described: she’s a race and sex traitor.
Their exclamations that Kamala was unfairly attacked by Pence because she is a brown woman are full of crap because we all know what would’ve happened had the roles been reversed.
Pence decimated Harris. This much is clear given the Left’s neurotic and nonsensical response.
“With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
While this story is not the most important one regarding the First Family, as they are currently in quarantine due to the President and First Lady testing positive for the Chinese coronavirus (and I pray for a speedy recovery for the both of them), this is a story that shows both how unethical and pathetic CNN is.
Last Thursday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper held a segment with a former friend of Melania’s, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who secretly recorded messages she had with the First Lady to write a tell-all book (which I won’t reference because I don’t want to draw attention to it after what this backstabber did).
In this segment, CNN played various clips of calls the First Lady had with Wolkoff, ranging from things such as the migrant children held in shelters to the arranging of Christmas decorations.
The WORST thing that CNN pulled from the clips was Melania complaining about having to decorate the White House with Christmas decorations and hosting parties with people she barely knows.
But we’ll get to that in a moment. First, let’s talk about Jerk-… err, I mean, Wolkoff, and the things that she said on this segment with Cooper. During the interview, she criticized and outright insulted Melania, Donald and their supporters, saying things like: “You know, she’s complicit in everything that’s going on,” and “We are watching our democracy turned into a dictatorship at this point. And it’s a brainwash type of cultish,” as well as “The traditions of First Lady and President have gone out the window with this couple.”
That first thing, ironically, inadvertently helps push back against a bogus narrative that the Left had been pushing for a few years now: that Melania was constantly at odds with her husband or that she doesn’t even like him. The media, whenever they get an opportunity, will lie about how Melania “refused to hold the president’s hand” or some such nonsense, trying to drive a wedge between the married couple. It’s absolute nonsense and that first comment by Wolkoff, while she tried to attack Melania, inadvertently helped her out (which is a constant theme in this news story).
Melania being “complicit” in these things shows her support. Funny enough, Cooper asks Wolkoff about this, asking “Is [Melania] a cheerleader for the president? Is she a supporter of the president? Does she like the president?”
Normally, asking if the First Lady supports or likes the president would be an incredibly asinine question to ask, but since we are talking about the fake news media, nothing is off the table for these jackals. At any rate, Wolkoff answered: “Yes, she actually does, very much so. I mean, Melania holds a role like no other person in the White House. I mean, anyone, she doesn’t shake in her boots ever. And she tells Donald exactly how she feels. She is his biggest cheerleader. And she does believe that, if he’s going to do it, he better do it right. And you better do it with brass knuckles, and he better do it now. And those are her words.”
I’m sorry, but wasn’t she supposed to be lambasting Melania for… something? I mean, she’s writing a tell-all book about the Trump family in the White House, siding with the Left and trying to paint the First Couple as a highly dysfunctional and horrid couple whom should not be allowed another four years in the White House, so why is she making Melania look good and speaking well about her here?
Does she not know that that’s the message she’s sending here? Does she not know she’s helping the First Lady? Saying that “she doesn’t shake in her boots” is not an insult at any capacity – in fact, it’s a massive compliment that describes Melania as tough and resilient in the face of adversity.
I guess even when you’re trying to insult Melania, you have to give her respect.
At any rate, as far as the other two comments go, about the “turning democracy into a dictatorship and it’s brainwashing cult stuff” and “traditions are dead with this couple,” might I suggest these people find a new script? They’ve been calling Trump “Hitler” since before the 2016 election, asserted that he’s a dictator (if he was, they wouldn’t be able to say that he was) and that the people who support him are part of a “cult”, meanwhile the Left tells people to raise their fists in “solidarity” with BLM and that they have to “#VoteBlueNoMatterWho” among other things that paint THEM as the cult.
So there isn’t much point in me going over those things because this is something the Left always claims about Trump and something I have always pushed back against because it’s absurd. Not to mention that I have other things that I want to get to and I don't want this article to be extremely lengthy.
Moving on to the actual clips, first we have the one about the migrant children being held in shelters at the southern border:
Melania is heard saying: “All these kids that I met, they were – they are here in the shelters because they were brought by it through coyotes. The people who were trafficking. And that’s why they put them in jail. And the kids that they go in shelters and the way they take care of them, it’s, you know, they even said the kids, they say, 'wow, I will have my own bed, I will sleep on the bed, I will have a cabinet for my clothes.' It’s so sad to hear it, but they have – they didn’t have that in their own countries. They sleep on the floor. They are, you know – they are taking care nicely there. But, you know, yes, they are not with their parents, it’s sad. But you when they come here alone, or with coyotes, or illegally, you know, you need to, you need to do something. And a lot of, you know, a lot of like moms and kids, they are teaching how to do it, they go over and they say like, 'oh, we will be killed by a gang member, we will be the – you know, we will be it’s – so dangerous.' So they are allowed to stay here. Do you understand what I mean?”
Funny enough, despite the fact that Wolkoff inadvertently pushed back on the idea that Melania is against her husband, they play that off as Melania being against her husband on the issue of the children held in shelters at the southern border. At no point did Melania even slightly come off as being against her husband on this. She showed her humanity, that she was sad about the situation altogether and how the children, for the first time, had beds to themselves in a SHELTER. She blamed the coyotes who TRAFFICK the children into the U.S., not her husband’s policies regarding illegal immigration.
Matter of fact, in the next bit is when she further sides with her husband.
In a bit of a back and forth with Wolkoff (which I won’t bother writing what Wolkoff said during the call since it’s not relevant), Melania said:
“They say I’m complicit, I’m the same like him, I support him. I don’t say enough. I don’t do enough. Where I am. I put – I’m working… my ass off at Christmas stuff that, you know, who gives a [expletive] about Christmas stuff and decoration, but I need to do it right?”
That’s the part where the Left was attacking her for “hating Christmas stuff and decorations” or whatever, which clearly shows that it is rather annoying to put up the Christmas decorations (something everyone who has done it can relate to. We still do it because we love Christmas, of course, but still). It’s annoying to do that in a regular house, now imagine doing that in THE WHITE HOUSE. A lot of planning has to go into it and there is a lot that needs to be covered and it’s almost entirely up to the First Lady to do this.
Which, you would think, given how much of a feminist these Leftists are, they would support Melania on this and say that it’s “beneath the office of the First Lady to decorate the White House for Christmas” or how it’s a sign of “the patriarchy holding power over the First Lady” or something, but no, they can’t even think to do that. They HAVE to side against the Trumps no matter what, so this angle is completely missed by them.
Anyway, getting back to the clip, Melania continued: “And Ok. And then I do it. And I said I’m working on Christmas planning for the Christmas. And they said, ‘oh, what about the children? They were separated.’ Give me a break. Where are they saying anything when Obama did that? I cannot go. I was trying to get the kid reunited with the mom, I didn’t have a chance, needs to go through the process and through the law.”
Cooper, completely disregarding the jab at Obama’s policy regarding putting kids in cages (much like the rest of the fake news media did when it was discovered that the photos taken of kids in cages were from 2014), attacked Melania for the comment regarding the Christmas decorations.
It’s asinine and a non-attack. Anyone who has decorated their house for Christmas knows the labor that has to be put into it. I decorate my house during Christmas and don’t have to put too much planning into how I want things to look, as long as they look fine. I can’t imagine having to decorate THE WHITE HOUSE and having to put a ton of work into just planning things out. That’s the job of the First Lady.
That Cooper and the rest of the fake news media tried to make a story out of that is really telling that they have NOTHING.
The call also discussed that infamous jacket that Melania wore during one of the visits to those shelters, where her jacket read: “I don’t care, do you?” Wolkoff brought up the jacket in the phone call, asking Melania: “So what prompted you to want to buy that jacket?”
And this is the truly great part that makes me love Melania even more: “I’m driving liberals crazy, that’s for sure. And that’s, you know, that’s what – and they deserve it. You understand.”
Brilliant! She likes to troll the Left much like her husband! Love it.
In any case, like I said, the fake news media had nothing here. Wolkoff comes off as a horrible friend, secretly recording a private conversation she had with Melania in order to profit off of her, and the fake news media comes off as unethical for playing it.
Not surprising that they played it, considering they’ve also played that Access Hollywood tape and the secret recordings made by Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, but those things all show how unethical they are. Not that we need much more evidence of this after four years of spreading the Russia hoax.
In revealing these calls, they made Melania more relatable. They displayed how saddened she was to see children whose lives were marginally BETTER BEING INSIDE A SHELTER by them merely having a bed to sleep in and a cabinet to put their clothes in. Wolkoff, during the segment, complimented (likely inadvertently) Melania for her resilience. They displayed how she has to do a tough task of decorating the White House for Christmas, which is cumbersome for anyone who has decorated their house. They showed that she understood perfectly that Obama did much worse in terms of taking care of migrant children at the border but that the fake news media never covers that fact, and they showed that she has no respect for the Left with her trolling of them, which makes her even more relatable (for many, though obviously, not all).
I hope and pray that the president and First Lady recover quickly and swiftly from the Chinese coronavirus, that they only display mild symptoms, and that they take Hydroxychloroquine and tell people how it helped them recover.
The First Family is great.
“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
You know it’s election season when trust in the fake news media is down and the lowest it has ever been. While a strong case can be made that no one, not even liberals, ought to have trusted the fake news media ever since Trump won the 2016 presidential election, trust in the fake news media had gone up a bit following the election (though with many points where it fell drastically) and now, we are once again at an all-time low in trust for the MSM.
A new Gallup poll finds trust in the fake news media to be extremely low. Only 9% report trusting the media “a great deal” and 31% trust it “a fair amount.” Meanwhile 27% of people have “not very much” trust in the mainstream media and a full 33% have “none at all,” making the split between “trust” and “not trust” at 40%-60% respectively, a 20-point differential.
The poll also notes that the percentage of people who have no trust at all is a record high and up five points since last year.
According to the poll: “33% who do not have any confidence this year reflects a five-point uptick and is the highest reading on record. Republicans are the main drivers behind this change: 58% of them now express this view, marking a 10-point increase and the first-ever majority-leading reading.”
The poll shows that just 10% of Republicans trust the news media with just 3% have a “great deal” of trust in them. And we can clearly see who the Never Trump RINOs are in this poll, particularly with that second number. Only someone who hates Trump to the core would consider the fake news media responsible for the fabrication of numerous different hoaxes to be in any way trustworthy.
I’m less worried about that 10% because, despite the fact that it’s the lowest level on record from Gallup, as far as I could see, I can imagine some of them had sources like Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh in mind when answering this question, and such sources are largely trustworthy.
The question was framed as follows: “In general, how much trust and confidence do you have in the mass media – such as newspapers, TV and radio – when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately and fairly – a great deal, a fair amount, not very much or none at all?”
While there are liberal radio hosts and stations, such as NPR, most Republicans will think of “radio” and will immediately picture Rush Limbaugh’s show, which to many, is a great source for news and political commentary that is trustworthy. So there is definitely the possibility that at least some of the people who said they were Republicans in the poll answered with conservative publications in mind.
At any rate, perhaps entirely unsurprisingly as well, the poll also finds that 73% of Democrats trust the fake news media, which is up 21 points since 2016. I imagine being fed the things they wanted to hear at extreme rates made them have a lot of trust in the anti-Trump media, which can explain these numbers. These Democrats largely hate Trump and love to watch and hear and read of any news story which is exclusively bad for Donald Trump (which is literally more than 90% of the time).
Gallup also noted that many hold the belief that the media is an important element to a strong democracy (we are a Republic, for one. Two, I agree but only when it is honest media), but that their opinions of the current news media do not purport to a great deal of support for it, which is rather obvious given the numbers.
When the news industry is actually fair and balanced, with reporters who will share all the details that they can without blatantly and obviously intentionally omitting important aspects that help shape the context of the news in order to attack people they don’t like, that is going to help any country with almost any system of government. Most definitely, a constitutional Republic would benefit tremendously from honest media.
But that’s not the kind of media that we have today. We have the kind of media banana republics and second- and third-world dictatorships have. We have the kind of media which will blatantly favor one side and which will lie for the government if the government is run by the people they like.
The fake news media helped sell the Iran nuclear deal to the American people. They asked no real questions of Obama, then-Secretary of State John Kerry, or anyone. They fully bought into the idea that we were giving Iran $150 BILLION for them to “build bridges and roads.” No one in the fake news media questioned it, acting as though we are Russia or China or North Korea.
The fake news media is basically state-sanctioned media whenever there is a Democrat in the White House. Such political partiality does damage to democracy and leads people astray (not that they do it by accident – it’s entirely purposeful).
In any case, Gallup’s “Bottom Line” analysis in the end says: “Americans’ confidence in the media to report the news fairly, accurately and fully has been persistently low for over a decade and shows no signs of improving, as Republicans’ and Democrats’ trust moves in opposite directions. The political polarization that grips the country is reflected in partisans’ views of the media, which are now the most divergent in Gallup’s history.”
This is also not at all surprising. When the fake news media drives, for four years, the hoax that the sitting President of the United States colluded with a foreign power to steal the 2016 election, that is bound to divide people greatly. At no point did the media have a shred of evidence to support their claims and yet talk about it as though it’s settled science – as though it’s an undeniable fact that Trump colluded with Russia. It’s nothing but b.s., so of course people who support the president aren’t exactly cool with these people.
Now, the poll itself was conducted from August 31st to September 13th, and a lot of news stories, including one debate, have occurred since then which ought to have driven confidence down a bit (not that there was a lack of fake news stories in that time period or before), but as we get closer and closer to the actual election, I hope that trust in the media further plummets.
They keep trying to tell the lie that Biden is far ahead in multiple states and that he has an even greater chance than Hillary did to win this election, which is a total load of crap. What reason do I have to believe polls conducted by the fake news media, particularly when they routinely oversample Democrats and under-sample Republicans?
They are not to be trusted by anyone, even liberals. The fake news media assured them in 2016 that that election was Hillary’s to lose and that she was all but assured to win it and look where that got them. Why would anyone, even liberals, be willing to trust what these people say, at least when it comes to who is the likely winner of the election, when they got it so wrong last time?
“And Jesus answers them, ‘See that no one leads you astray…’”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Over the weekend, The New York Times (illegally) disclosed some of the details in Trump’s tax returns over the last few decades and the biggest takeaways they had are that Trump paid just $750 to the IRS in 2016 and 2017 (he paid $1 million in 2016 and $4.2 million in 2017, but “virtually all that liability was washed away when he eventually filed, and most of the payments were rolled forward to cover potential taxes in future years”, according to The NYT, so that talking point is dishonest) and that he paid no income taxes in several years because of losses made in those years.
And the Left and media (but I repeat myself) are acting as though this is a massive new revelation that is sure to undermine Trump’s chances at re-election and especially with blue-collar workers. What a load of crap, for a few reasons.
First of all, and perhaps most importantly, we know exactly why THIS is the story and not something else: the media and the Left overhyped Trump’s tax returns for the past four years, claiming that it is where we are definitely going to find evidence of Trump colluding with Russia, through some sort of payment or whatever made out to Putin.
In the end, The New York Times reports “[The returns] report that Mr. Trump owns hundreds of millions of dollars in valuable assets, but they do not reveal his true wealth (side note: this is the case for literally everyone who pays taxes because of the way the tax law is written. This is not an anomaly special to Trump). Nor do they reveal any previously unreported connections to Russia.”
And THAT is the biggest takeaway from this, but it deflates the Left’s narrative. For four years, Rachel Maddow and others in the media kept pointing to Trump’s tax returns as being the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – the definitive place where Trump would be caught red-handed in making shady deals with the Kremlin relating to the 2016 election and maybe other things as well. For four years, they assured their base that once they got his tax returns, they would be able to find evidence of criminality and finally get rid of Trump.
After four years, they finally got Trump’s tax returns and they show nothing, zip, zero, nada. Nothing about paying Putin to do something about the election. Nothing about making shady deals with Russia. The best they got is Trump complying with the tax system the Washington Establishment created for years. He's taking advantage of the rules that the Bidens and Pelosis established decades ago. And they think that this somehow hurts Trump, which is hilarious.
Which brings me to the second reason this is all a load of crap: THIS ISN’T NEW! TRUMP HAS ADMITTED TO TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE TAX SYSTEM!
Here is The New York Times on October 10, 2016: “Donald Trump Acknowledges Not Paying Federal Income Taxes for Years.”
Almost four years to the date, The NYT comes back with a similar story, this time with Trump’s tax returns, and they think this is a blow to Trump?
Trump has the financial muscle to hire tax lawyers and accountants to find loopholes in the crappy tax system that globalists in Washington have created. If there was any illegality in what Trump did, THAT would be the story, but it’s not alleged. Trump didn’t skip out on paying income taxes because he’s Charlie Rangel or something. He didn’t evade paying taxes. He took advantage of loopholes that made it so he didn’t have to pay taxes.
It’s perfectly legitimate and, if anything, praiseworthy. Taxation is theft, the IRS are crooks, and paying the government the least amount of money necessary is pretty patriotic. If anything, this exposes the liabilities of the current tax system: the rich people have the muscle to find loopholes to avoid unnecessarily paying taxes while the little guy cannot do that and will often pay more than he has to.
Do you really think Trump is the only rich guy to take these sorts of advantages? Why do you think it is that uber rich guys like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett call for higher income taxes for the rich, but oppose things like Warren’s wealth tax? They can take advantage of income tax loopholes they know quite well, so they have no issue with higher income taxes (not to mention it makes them appear “selfless” in the eyes of the ignorant Leftist base). But a wealth tax goes after their net worth directly, which is a big problem for them.
Rich people can take advantage of the system the Washington Establishment has created. And somehow, Trump is the one who is rotten here for playing the game that others play? It’s somehow a massive scandal that Trump pays so little in taxes, something he has ADMITTED TO FOUR YEARS AGO?!
No, it isn’t. But the Left is strapped for stories that make Trump look awful, which is why they have to tell lies and half-truths about him. They lied about his comments regarding the military. They lied about his attitude towards handling the Chinese coronavirus. And they are lying about what Trump’s tax returns say about the guy.
Again, one of the BIGGEST reasons they are going with this angle is because they overhyped the idea that his tax returns would prove collusion with Russia and basically affirmed to their base that that’s exactly what the tax returns would show if they could get their hands on them. Now that they saw them and there is nothing about Russian collusion, they have to save face with little nothing burgers that are not even news.
Trump playing within the rules of the system to gain an advantage is something HE ACTIVELY HAS BRAGGED ABOUT. It’s not a new story, it’s not a controversy, and most importantly, it's not illegal. All it shows is that the last lead the Left had to “finding” Russian collusion regarding anything related to Trump ended up going nowhere. This is something EVERYONE should have expected because the IRS has had Trump’s tax returns on file for DECADES and would have turned them over to either the FBI or the Mueller Special Counsel if they had anything about Russian collusion.
In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Special Counsel specifically asked for the tax returns because the Leftists in the media were so sure that they would point to collusion, and ultimately found nothing. If there had been something about the Russians that proved collusion in his tax returns, trust me, we would’ve known A LONG TIME AGO.
Mueller found nothing, the corrupt FBI found nothing, the corrupt media found nothing, and they continue to find nothing. All of these years, with perhaps the most extreme vetting of a public official in the history of this country, and no one can find any sort of illegality or criminal behavior at any point?
People will talk about how “Trump is immoral” but considering how squeaky-clean the guy is, I can’t help but roll my eyes at such an “argument”. If he were as immoral as people say he is, everyone would have found something which would have led to his removal from office. At the end of the day, all the Left had was a phone call made to Ukraine which passingly touched on Hunter Biden and the Democrats went ballistic, opting to impeach him in an effort to save Biden’s and Obama’s behinds. It was an entirely partisan effort with only one GOP traitor, the most expected one of them all, joining the Democrats in voting to remove Trump on one of the two articles of impeachment the Left ultimately put forth, neither of which had anything to do with the phone call or Ukraine.
A false basis for an impeachment is all they had because Trump is not immoral (not to say he’s free of sin, what I mean is that he’s not the immoral demon that the Left has made him out to be) and has not committed any crimes that anyone can reasonably point to.
The Left says he’s corrupt but in the past week, we have found that he legally played within the boundaries of the system (again, he’s bragged about doing this) and that Hunter Biden received millions of dollars from the wife of a former mayor of Moscow (among other large payments).
And yet, the former is the story? I shouldn’t be so surprised, to be frank. The Left had to try and cover Biden’s behind and simply not covering the Hunter Biden story wouldn’t have been enough (and I think this is another big reason for this NYT story, apart from trying to save face about the contents of the tax returns). They have to try and go on the offensive, particularly as the election draws near, so they push out a nothing burger story that will be the center of everyone’s attention over the real story of the corrupt business dealings of the Bidens.
This, among many other reasons, is why the fake news media is the enemy of the people.
2 Timothy 3:13
“While evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Behold, brethren, for I bring you good news: The highly historically inaccurate steaming pile of crap that is the 1619 Project has pretty much failed, as New York Times Magazine quietly began to change certain aspects of the essays to gaslight us about its original intention.
You see, originally, the 1619 Project was intended to rewrite this country’s history, arguing that the country’s true founding was not upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, but rather, upon the first slave ship arriving on Virginia’s coast line on August 20th, 1619.
The Project attempted to change the country’s founding to make it not about liberty, but its opposite: Slavery. That it was Africans’ slavery, not Colonists’ liberty, that marked the founding of this country.
The Project declared as much, as its online version’s original text read as follows: “The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”
“In August of 1619, a ship appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the British colony of Virginia. It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonialists. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed.”
In essence, despite how utterly wrong and not factual this entire enterprise was, the New York Times and the 1619 Project aimed to shift the nation’s founding away from the liberty it was actually founded upon and towards the slavery that BRITISH AND EUROPEAN GLOBAL POWERS brought to the Colonies.
The Project argued many things, none of which were true, among which was the idea that the American Revolution started because the rebels wanted to keep their slaves, supposedly citing The Dunmore Proclamation, which as I have already written in a previous article regarding this pile of garbage of a project, is fundamentally incorrect. No revolutionary was fighting to keep slaves. They weren’t Democrats.
At any rate, like I said in that other article, the Project was nothing more than an attempt at bashing America and indoctrinating children into believing this country’s very foundation is ripe with sin and evil, when it is most definitely not.
But now, after months of historian after historian fact-checking the garbage essays, and after months of pushback for its many inaccuracies, both the creator of the Project and the NYT Magazine have backed off on the claim that 1619 is the nation’s literal founding, though still arguing that the events detailed in the essays are of as much significance to this country as 1776 was.
Now, the Project’s text has taken out any suggestion that 1619 is our “true” founding, editing that part where it said “understanding 1619 as our true founding” entirely out of it, with the text now reading: “It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”
The part where it also said: “America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began,” was also edited out, with the text now reading: “It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonists. No aspect of the country that would be formed…” etc. etc.
Even Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the 1619 Project, has stopped claiming that 1619 was this country’s “true” founding and instead has opted to simply argue that while it’s not this country’s founding, it was still a very significant year. But more than that, instead of simply saying that 1776 is our true founding, not 1619, she is gaslighting people by saying that SHE NEVER CLAIMED 1619 TO BE OUR “TRUE” FOUNDING, WHICH IS UTTERLY UNTRUE.
Not just in the Project’s text itself would you find that to be untrue, but also in Hannah-Jones’ own words. Back when the Project had first been launched, Hannah-Jones specifically said: “I argue that 1619 is our true founding… Also, look at the banner pic in my profile.”
Here is her banner pic:
As you can see, it shows the date “July 4, 1776” being crossed out and “August 20, 1619” in a bigger font size and not crossed out.
She has made every argument she could that 1776 was not our true founding and now, she is lying about what she lied about months ago.
Now, Hannah-Jones argues that “The wording in question never appeared in the 1619 Project text. It appears nowhere in the printed copy… It didn’t appear in my essay nor any of the actual journalism we produced.”
Funny that she would bring up the printed copy, considering that it’s not something that The NYT Magazine can revise and change. Let’s read what it says, shall we?
“It is not a year that most Americans know as a notable date in our country’s history. Those who do are at most a tiny fraction of those who can tell you that 1776 is the year of our nation’s birth. What if, however, we were to tell you that this fact, which is taught in our schools and unanimously celebrated every Fourth of July, is wrong, and that the country’s true birth date, the moment that its defining contradictions first came into the world, was in late August of 1619?... It is the country’s very origin.”
The printed copy itself proves this idiotic woman wrong. The 1619 Project was meant, as I have previously stated, to bash this country and indoctrinate children and people in general into accepting a historically erroneous belief that this country’s founding was not set upon the Founding Fathers’ fight for freedom but upon the arrival of 20 to 30 African slaves on a ship.
It was meant to discredit and delegitimize the very founding of this country and to lead people to the desire to “start anew”, creating a new country in which Leftist, communist ideals would serve as the foundation. It was meant to start a hijacking of this country by the Left.
For those purposes, it clearly has failed. The NYT Magazine would not be editing things and Hannah-Jones would not be gaslighting people about what she said, and has previously proclaimed, if they believed the Project was anywhere close to successful.
This, of course, doesn’t mean that the Left will cease trying to delegitimize the country or argue that the country was founded on racist beliefs. It just means that there is still enough common sense and sanity in this country for a radical Leftist hit-piece aimed at the very founding of this country to sputter and fail.
The Left will still be teaching kids that this country was founded on racism and other crap like that, which is why it’s imperative to pass education reform with patriotic (or, at least, REAL) education.
But we can be happy that, at least for this instance, the Left’s attempt to hijack the very meaning and date of our nation’s founding was so beaten back as to leave people at the New York Times licking their wounds and pretending they didn’t do what they very clearly did.
Now, they will claim the 1619 Project to be not a historical rewriting of our nation but an “origin story” as though this country itself were a work of fiction.
No, deceiving liars, 1619 isn’t an “origin story.” Bruce Wayne witnessing the murder of his parents in a dark alley in Gotham is an origin story. Superman coming from a doomed planet and landing on Earth as a baby is an origin story. They are origin stories because, as the name suggests, they tell the origins of those characters. The arrival of slaves on a ship on the colonies does not mark the origin of this nation. If anything, the settlers arriving and settling in America in 1607 is more of an origin story.
Slavery is not a part of the origin of this nation, because this very nation’s founding is predicated on the liberty of people, who are created equal by God. And as I have said in the past, slavery was a dying practice (helped by the fact that this country banned slave ships from coming in in its early years) that would naturally have gone away had it not been for the invention of the cotton gin, which brought slavery back in droves.
At any rate, the 1619 Project is basically dead. It has failed, even if the people behind it cover their ears and shut their eyes, yelling that “it’s not true! It’s not true!”
The 1619 Project has failed. Hallelujah.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
“But test everything; hold fast what is good.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
“Police have charged a 25-year-old man with first-degree murder after they say he shot and killed a 5-year-old boy last week in Wilson, North Carolina.
Austin Hinnant told CNN affiliate WRAL he was inside the home when his son, Cannon, was playing outside and was shot.
Hinnant says he ran outside and scooped up the injured child and held him in his arms.
‘I screamed “somebody help me, please help me save my son,”’ he said.
Hinnant told the affiliate he looked up and saw his neighbor, Darius Sessoms, in the yard next door with a gun in hand, pacing and frantic.
‘I was looking at him as I was picking up Cannon, and I was so full of rage, but I could not leave my son's side,’ he said. ‘I just wanted to be with my son.’
Hinnant's fiancé called 911, he said, and Sessoms drove away.
In a news release, the Wilson Police Department said officers were dispatched to the 5100 block of Archers Road on August 9 in reference to a shooting and found a 5-year-old suffering a gunshot wound, who later died at a nearby hospital.
Police identified Sessoms as a suspect and arrested him after he was found Monday in a Goldsboro residence about 30 minutes south of Wilson. It is unclear if Sessoms has an attorney.”
This is literally all CNN had to say about Cannon Hinnant. Roughly one week after the gruesome and heartless execution of the 5-year-old child, after multiple conservative outlets had already covered it and after multiple conservative accounts started the trend of “#SayHisName” in reference to the little boy, one mainstream news outlet (that’s not Fox News) has finally come around to begrudgingly talk about Cannon Hinnant.
Well, sort of.
Allow me to explain. What you just read above came from CNN INTERNATIONAL. Not even the main branch of CNN quite talked about it, just the international branch.
So that’s one ghastly and disgusting aspect of this scenario. The other is the fact that that entire excerpt amounts to only 222 words. That’s local news level coverage. That’s not even close to what I usually write or what other news outlets usually write about anything.
There is an article on CNBC about a mall owner acquiring denim retailer Lucky out of bankruptcy for $140.1 million. That article has a higher word count than CNN International’s article about Cannon Hinnant. Who the hell cares about a mall owner acquiring a denim company, other than the people involved in the deal and possibly the investors in those companies? Well, seemingly, more people on the fake news media care more about that random story than about the EXECUTION of a 5-year-old. This should be sickening, regardless of the races involved in the story.
Just for reference, CNN has 1,709 stories that mention George Floyd by name. For every word in that Cannon Hinnant article, there are EIGHT STORIES about George Floyd.
CNN also has 1,204 stories that mention Trayvon Martin. For every word in the Cannon article, there are five and a half stories that talk about Trayvon Martin.
CNN has 148 stories about attempted cop-killer Rayshard Brooks. For every word in the Cannon article, there are 0.66 articles about Brooks.
CNN has 73 stories about whiny, attention-seeking NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, who faked a hate crime by pretending a garage door pull was a racist noose. CNN talked far more at length about this hoax than Cannon Hinnant.
So not only did it take CNN nearly a week to cover a horrific story that you and I both know perfectly well they would’ve covered as soon as they got a whiff of it had the races been reversed (a white man executing a 5-year-old black child), and not only did it take their INTERNATIONAL branch to begrudgingly talk about it, but they could not even spare 300 words, minimum, to talk about it.
Notice also that at no point in the story do they mention the races of the people involved. In the actual article, they have a picture of Sessoms, so those who read it will see that the suspect is black, but they don’t, at all, mention that Cannon is white.
This, again, you and I both know, would NEVER be the case if the races were reversed. This story, especially the races involved, would be ALL we would talk about for the next month, and likely even to election day.
If we had heard a story of a 25-year-old crazy bastard of a white man EXECUTING an innocent 5-year-old black boy in front of his two older sisters, supposedly for riding his bike over the white man’s lawn, people would have lost their MINDS. While there are still riots going on since George Floyd’s death, this story would have led to even more riots, and maybe even worse ones than what we saw.
The fake news media made the Trayvon Martin a national story. Like I said in the first article covering the Cannon Hinnant story, Trayvon’s name is ingrained in the minds of this nation. We remember his name roughly 8 years after his death. Despite the fact that Trayvon was the aggressor in that situation, his story gets remembered and told and retold whenever issues of race are brought up JUST because he was a black kid killed by someone who was only HALF white. The media does not extend the same courtesy to a 5-year-old white child who is gruesomely and unjustifiably executed by an evil s.o.b. of a neighbor who happens to be black.
It's not even like Cannon having been black would have made much of a difference to the fake news media.
Remember Secoriea Turner? The 8-year-old child who was killed by BLM terrorists who occupied the burned-down Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was justifiably killed by police? CNN only has 10 stories about her.
The first one covering the story has to do with Atlanta’s mayor talking about the incident. Had she not brought it up, CNN wouldn’t have covered the story.
The next three stories they wrote about it had more to do with overall crime, more specifically, what they called “gun crime” and “gun violence”, blaming guns in America as opposed to DOMESTIC TERRORISTS CAUSING CRIME ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO SKYROCKET BECAUSE OF LIMP-STICK DEMOCRAT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS NOT DOING A THING TO PROTECT THE CITIES AND STATES THEY RUN!
The last article that CNN ran that mentioned Turner’s name was in July 16th (as of this article going live). Meanwhile, they are still trudging out stories that mention George Floyd.
The reason for CNN not covering the death of an 8-year-old black girl is because of just who was responsible: the very people that CNN roots for and covers for. A black BLM terrorist killed that girl. CNN lies for, covers for and gaslights for BLM terrorists. CNN does not cover black-on-black crime.
This is why I say that, even if Cannon had been black, CNN wouldn’t have talked about it because his killer was black. How many other black men kill black kids that hardly, if at all, get covered by the mainstream media? That number is infinitesimally smaller than the stories they write about ONE instance of a black man dying seemingly at the hands of a white person or a white cop.
Again, they have mentioned Floyd’s name in nearly 2,000 DIFFERENT ARTICLES. They have mentioned Trayvon’s name in 1,200 different articles. They mentioned Brooks in roughly 150 articles so far.
8-year-old Secoriea Turner, meanwhile, only gets 10 articles, at least 30% of which are meant to attack guns and blame guns, as opposed to radical Leftist terrorists. And 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant gets ONE article that one could read multiple times while riding in an elevator.
Meanwhile, other fake news outlets have not even talked about Hinnant at all, so I suppose I should give CNN SOME credit for finally kinda sorta talking about Cannon Hinnant in passing. That was their “there, we talked about the kid, now leave us alone” article. Their “there, we covered what you were pestering us about” article.
They don’t care about journalistic integrity or truth. Like I said, a white person being the victim of a black person runs contrary to the Leftist narrative of white people being oppressive and dominant over black people. At this point, I’m rather surprised they don’t cover these stories through the lens of black people “fighting back” against their “white oppressors” but I think we are still a bit away from that level of moral bankruptcy, even from the Leftist fake news.
To rephrase my ending note in the first article covering Cannon’s story: the fake news media’s treatment of this story tells us everything we need to know about them. Evil bastards, the lot of them.
“’There is no peace,’ says the Lord, ‘for the wicked.’”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
If that title seems familiar to you, I wouldn’t be surprised. I recently talked about Ryan Whitaker, a man who was executed by police in Phoenix back in late May. If you read that article, from the formatting of this article’s title, you can probably guess as to roughly what it is I am going to be talking about today.
On August 9th, Cannon Hinnant, a 5-year-old white kid, was shot and killed execution-style by his neighbor, Darius N. Sessoms, a 25-year-old black man, in a mobile home park in Wilson, North Carolina.
Local CBS News affiliate CBS17 reports: “Family members said Cannon was riding his bicycle when he was shot and killed along Archers Road on Sunday. Officers arrived to find Hinnant suffering from a gunshot wound. EMS workers and police began ‘performing lifesaving efforts’ at the scene, police said. Hinnant was taken to Wilson Medical Center but later died, police said.”
In a press release Monday morning, the police department said: “The Wilson Police Department sends its sincerest condolences and prayers to the family of Cannon during this tragic time.”
Thankfully, Sessoms was captured and charged with first-degree murder, receiving no bond, so he is off the streets for the time being.
Sessoms has a long criminal record of multiple felony drug charges, multiple felony probation violations, and multiple charges for possession of stolen firearms, as well as resisting a public official, according to CBS17.
The motive for this heinous crime was unclear, though there is a theory out there that Cannon rode his bike onto the suspect’s lawn. But of course, no motive will ever be a good enough excuse to executing a 5-year-old, shooting him in the head, and doing it all in front of his two older sisters.
But why exactly am I writing about this?
Well, for one, this is a horrible incident and it has spread online (in conservative media, at least). Given that I follow many conservatives on social media, this story reached my ears, so to speak, and believed I ought to talk about it, given how insidious this incident is.
A second reason for me to talk about this is similar to the one for having written about the Ryan Whitaker incident: the victim was white and the mainstream media is not covering it.
As horrible as it is, picture, for a moment, a white man arriving at the decision to brutally execute a 5-year-old black boy, supposedly for the “crime” of riding a bike on the white man’s lawn, and doing it in front of his two older sisters, traumatizing them for life. Do you think such a story would remain this quiet for this long?
Sure, this took place last weekend, but we all heard of George Floyd soon after the incident occurred. More importantly, and more relevant to this, we all heard of Trayvon Martin soon after that incident occurred, and that incident was not too dissimilar to this one.
What I mean by that is that a child of one race was killed by a grown man of another race. The differences in the two cases are obvious: Cannon was white while Trayvon was black. Cannon was an innocent 5-year-old while Trayvon was high on drugs and attacked George Zimmerman, leading Zimmerman to defend himself which resulted in the unfortunate death of Trayvon.
However, despite these things, and despite the fact that Trayvon was the aggressor in that situation, the Trayvon Martin story received national attention, to the point where the then-President of the United States felt compelled to claim that if he had had a son, he’d look like Trayvon (whatever that means).
The fake news media covered the Trayvon Martin incident like they covered the George Floyd incident, only they also made sure to selectively edit Zimmerman’s 911 call to make it sound like he was a racist and that he only killed Trayvon because he was racist.
They covered the justified death of a 17-year-old as this great tragedy (which it still was, as all deaths are tragic), while they refuse to cover the unjustifiable execution of a 5-year-old white kid at the hands of a black neighbor with a lengthy criminal history.
Look through the mainstream sources to find that none, except Fox News, have covered it. CNN hasn’t covered this story (they haven’t covered the Ryan Whitaker story either), ABC News hasn’t covered it (and like CNN, they haven’t covered the Whitaker story either), CBS hasn’t covered it, even as their local affiliate has, NBC hasn’t covered it, the NYT hasn’t covered it, the Washington Post hasn’t covered it.
The fake news largely hasn’t covered this story, when we all know how broad of a discussion it would be if the races were reversed.
Like I said, the Trayvon Martin story is relevant to this one to showcase how the fake news media covers these kinds of stories. While Trayvon was much older, was high and was the aggressor in the situation, he got all the media coverage he could want just because he was a black kid killed by a half-white man, while Cannon was much younger, was an innocent kid on a bike, didn’t hurt anyone and gets media silence because the story of a black man killing an innocent white child runs contrary to the Left’s agenda.
As I said in the Ryan Whitaker article, the death of a white person does not push the Left’s agenda. Cannon’s life did not matter to the Left. As a white person, the Left would view him as an oppressor, as an abuser and as a threat to non-whites. And don’t think that just because he was five that the Left wouldn’t view him this way. There are articles of white liberal women agonizing over their white sons because they think they will grow up to be sexual abusers simply because they are white boys.
The Left will demonize anyone and everyone they have to in order to advance their agenda, and anyone they can’t gets ignored. The only way the Left would cover Cannon’s death is if they can somehow claim that the little boy was the aggressor and that Sessoms “had no choice” but to go over to the kid and execute him in front of his big sisters.
But as it is extremely and ludicrously improbable that Cannon could at all be blamed here, his story will be completely swept under the rug as if it never even happened.
No political activists will pay for his 50th funeral proceeding. No woke athlete will demand you say his name. No woke activist will demand justice for Cannon Hinnant. No white organization will loot stores or create chaos supposedly in his name. There will be no large gatherings and marches in Cannon’s honor.
Trayvon Martin’s name, as I said in the Whitaker article, is ingrained in the minds of this nation. If you were to ask someone who doesn’t follow at least one conservative news source if they know who Cannon was, they’d say they do not. Cannon’s name will never make it into the mainstream. It will never be remembered.
A 17-year-old thug’s name is remembered. Rayshard Brooks, a threat to the police, will be remembered. George Floyd, who once held a pregnant woman at gunpoint and died overexerting his heart while under police custody, will be remembered. Michael Brown, who attempted to grab a police officer’s gun and attempted to beat said officer with the squad car door, will be remembered.
Thugs get remembered because they serve a political agenda for the side that controls the mainstream media. Law-abiding members of society like Ryan Whitaker, employees on a business trip like Daniel Shaver, and innocent children like Cannon Hinnant do not get remembered because their stories serve to undermine the political agenda of those who control the media.
The fake news media’s silence on this story tells us everything we need to know about who they are: rotten, despicable monsters.
“Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
There is a very big lesson to be learned in how almost everyone reacted to the Chinese coronavirus: do not panic and do not listen to the fake news media about the potential consequences.
Almost everyone around the world began to panic once the Chinese coronavirus numbers began to go up and up earlier in the year. The fake news media, particularly at home, wanted to ensure the best way to destroy the economy and beat Trump in the election, and as such, they began reporting about how bad things were, how we were woefully unprepared, how a couple of million people might die in the States, how we need measures to avoid that and to stop the spread of the virus (which originally was “slowing” the spread, but it turned into stopping it altogether, which was always an impossibility).
The fake news media and the Left insisted that in order to beat the virus, we all needed to stay inside our homes as much as possible and that businesses needed to be shut down, particularly small mom-and-pop shops which were arbitrarily considered “non-essential”. Everyone needed to listen to the “experts” and the fake news reporters, otherwise, you are a grandma killer (meanwhile, they ignore the actual grandma-killing that the governor of New York perpetrated).
Everyone began to panic and just listen to what they were hearing on their tv or reading on their computers and began to quarantine everyone, not just the people with the virus. The idea to flatten the curve was originally supposed to be about avoiding a healthcare system collapse. We flattened the curve and avoided that, but we still have to be subjected to the same draconian regulations as if we hadn’t. The health system never collapsed and is, at this point, running well below capacity because no one else apart from those with the Chinese virus are going to hospitals (and this, of course, is leading to other deaths due to other causes).
Some on the Left are even insisting on locking things down again for no other reason apart from Trump is gaining ground on Biden and the initial lockdowns haven’t completely led to the total economic collapse of this country. And make no mistake, that is the ONLY reason the Left has for locking things down again.
However, amidst a sea of panicking morons who foolishly believed the fake news media had their best interests at heart comes one country who figured locking down an entire civilization would do far more harm than good in a number of ways.
According to a new study, Sweden’s refusal to follow the herd of blind sheep and lock their country down allowed it to stave off the worst of the pandemic, both in terms of deaths and in terms of economic shrinkage.
The Swedes figured that it would be best to keep shops, businesses, restaurants and schools open, while also adhering to some basic measures such as social distancing and wearing masks, as well as, at most, banning public gatherings of more than 50 people, so that those who wanted to go to work could go to work; those who wanted to go to school could go to school; and those who wanted to visit family could visit family.
Sweden largely kept things normal, with some obvious exceptions, and it has helped them greatly.
“From the start, the Swedish government repeatedly made it crystal clear to the public that the battle against [the Chinese coronavirus] would be a marathon, not a sprint, and that many people would die. With all that starkly presented, the decision was made that (mostly) normal life was favorable to the alternatives, and herd immunity and economic stability would be the result,” reported The Federalist.
I don’t know if you remember, but back before this all started, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was initially in favor of not locking things down and wanted to beat the virus through herd immunity. However, he eventually caved because of the amount of pressure to lock things down, and the UK has paid the price for it.
Sweden, on the other hand, even as others in the Western world lambasted them for this, did not cave and decided to remain open with few restrictions.
As a result, the Swedish economy contracted by 8.6%. While that may not sound like good news at all, it’s considerably less than what other countries in the EU who did lock down managed to accomplish.
The European Union’s average contraction in this period was 11.9% and the countries with the most severe lockdowns such as Spain, France and Italy saw even worse economic contractions of 18.5%, 13.8% and 12.4% respectively.
By not caving to a raging mob of imbeciles, Sweden managed to avoid some of the worst economic contractions in the West, largely saving its economy amidst a seeming global recession.
But not only did Sweden save itself in terms of the economy, it also proved that lockdowns are unnecessary and ineffective in their objective. Here’s what I mean:
According to The Federalist, “In number of deaths, Sweden and Italy provide two completely different case studies. Italy chose some of the most severe lockdowns outside China. But, as Bloomberg reported, ‘on a per-capita basis, Italy’s death toll of more than 35,154 comes to about 600 per 1 million people, as does Sweden’s 5,743.’”
In other words, despite the starkly different approaches to the virus, both Italy and Sweden saw the same amount of per capita deaths per 1 million people. So Italy’s lockdown did nothing to save people.
The lockdown didn’t affect the death toll even a little.
And now, every country is hoping for herd immunity, which Sweden began to work on at the very beginning. The strategy that Boris Johnson initially wanted to apply but got yelled at for wanting to try is the one that everyone now HAS to try, as a vaccine is not likely to come for a long while and many countries have almost completely ruined their economies and cannot really continue like this without inflicting unnecessary long-lasting damage.
The panicking of pretending like the virus was comparable to the black death or that millions upon millions of Americans and people in general were likely going to die (if absolutely nothing was different, which was never a realistic scenario) and that the virus itself was death (as Andrew Cuomo has said it was, though given his actions as governor in recent months, I would take his word for it, with him essentially working for the Grim Reaper) has only led to some of the worst case scenarios for many nations, as tons of people died and the measures taken to avoid that not only did not work, but also crushed their economies.
Almost everyone panicked, believed everything the media was telling them about the virus, believed everything the “experts” were telling them about the virus, and almost everyone acted irrationally with unnecessary and fascistic lockdowns that did nothing but hurt people both financially and health-wise, as suicides went up in this time period, as well as other health problems getting worse.
Almost everyone fell victim to widespread panic, but at least Sweden kept a level head in all this and now, they are ahead of everyone in the world in attaining herd immunity, which will help them return to normal life even sooner.
I would hope we learned our lesson in all this: panicking solves nothing and trusting the fake news media and the “experts” who have an agenda only leads to ruin.
“Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
There are a little over 80 days left until the election, but the Left is all but convinced that Trump is finished. I have already mentioned this sentiment from the Left a number of times in the past, and this sentiment largely comes from the numerous fake news polls that the fake news media can manipulate to claim that Biden is a lock for winning the presidency.
However, there is one aspect that the fake news media tries to avoid like the plague: swing voters. And the reason for this is simple: according to Zogby, swing voters favor Trump.
And not by a little, either. They prefer Trump by a MASSIVE margin.
Zogby Analytics writes: “What’s keeping things close is Trump’s domination of swing voters. A good portion of these voters live in large cities, are aged 30-49, and say their finances are better off than they were four years ago.”
“In order for Trump to get back to his winning ways he will need to maintain a big lead among swing voters and he must also find a way to win back women, suburban voters and Independents from Biden’s clutches.”
Zogby’s poll shows the following in terms of Trump’s pull with swing voters:
Zogby polled likely voters that were designated swing voters in the following four states: Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
In each and every one of these, Trump gets the support of at least 60% of swing voters.
In Florida, 68% of swing voters favor Trump over Biden (23%). In North Carolina, it’s not much better for the Democrat, as swing voters prefer Trump 63% to Biden’s 20%. In Ohio is where Trump gets the least support, but still at 60% compared to Biden’s 21% and in Pennsylvania is where there is the biggest gap in support, with Trump pulling 73% of swing voters and Biden only pulling 18%.
Like I said, the swing voters aren’t pulling towards Trump by a little, but by a massive margin.
While the poll itself did find Biden to be ahead of Trump in North Carolina (44%-40%, respectively), that is still rather close (closer than other polls have shown in the past) and there is a virtual tie in the other three states that were polled.
In Florida, Trump and Biden are in a statistical tie of 43%. In Ohio, Biden is ahead by two points (43%-41%) and in Pennsylvania, Biden is ahead by one point (44-43).
Each of these three is within the poll’s margin of error.
It definitely doesn’t help Joe Biden that the Left is showing everyone exactly who they are. In their calls to defund the police, the Left is fighting an uphill battle, not only in terms of legality but also in terms of polls. Survey after survey showed that not even black people support the idea of defunding and abolishing the police (and it also doesn’t help that Biden keeps making racist statements like suggesting someone isn’t black if they are on the fence about who to vote for or the idea that Latinos are more diverse in terms of political thought than black people… and then doubling down on it).
What’s more, a recent Rasmussen survey finds that most “likely U.S. voters” see these so-called “peaceful protests” as primarily “criminal in nature,” with 70% of minority voters (non-black) saying that the violence is largely criminal, 66% of all Americans opposing reducing police budgets, 61% believing violent crime will go up in communities that “defund the police” and even among young voters, 49% of them think the violence is “primarily criminal.”
The Left showing the world who they are is hurting them, which is at least part of the reason why they are having Biden appear to be more moderate and not in support of these riots, even as he has never indicated he’s outright against them and has never condemned them. He has hinted at not really liking it, but he has, at the least, appeared like a wet noodle in the face of condemning these things.
Biden cannot appear to be the moderate, law-and-order candidate when he isn’t standing up to the criminal violence that everyone is seeing. It doesn’t help either that clowns like Portland and Seattle’s mayors downplayed the violence heavily, alongside the fake news media (which isn’t exactly very popular either).
Couple this with the legitimate concern that Biden is not mentally capable of being president, and it’s hard to really see that Biden is at all guaranteed to beat Trump.
While these past few months haven’t exactly been great for Trump, I am not at all convinced, especially as we are still three months out from the election, that it’s all over for Trump. The events that will affect the results of the election have not yet happened.
Either way, Biden isn’t exactly Trump’s biggest threat in this election. It’s voter fraud, be it via mail-in ballots, perhaps the easiest way to cheat anyone could conceive, or other means, like when the Democrats mysteriously “found” extra ballots that all just-so-happened to help get Democrats elected in races that should’ve been called for Republicans (and this was one of the biggest reasons for the House being flipped blue in the midterms).
At any rate, let no one convince you that this is in any way over. The fake news media has always been liars, so why believe anything they say now?
“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
I’ve already noted, time and time again, that the Left has convinced itself that there is no possible way that Trump wins in November. This was echoed in 2016, when they were really wrong, and I don’t expect it to be different this year.
The Left relies far too heavily on polls that they can manipulate and rig (and often do exactly that) and determine the likely results of the election from that alone. They look at national and state polls, particularly battleground state polls, and convince themselves that Trump is toast and there is little, if anything, he can do to save himself.
I’ve already expressed why this is utter malarkey time and time again, whether you are talking about the 2016 election or the 2020 one, but one writer for Spectator USA (not to be confused with the American Spectator) is not at all convinced that Biden will defeat Trump.
The title of his piece is: “Get ready for Trump’s second term,” and the subhead reads: “Much depends on whose hands control each House of Congress.”
So this writer, named Leonard Toboroff, is convinced of the exact opposite of what the Left is convinced about: Trump is going to win re-election.
He begins by noting who exactly Trump’s opponent is: “President Trump’s adversaries are running Joe Biden, a fallback Beltway lifer who is credibly accused of selling his office, leaking false intel about Gen. Flynn to the Washington Post and handsiness with female political allies. Oh, and it appears that a prosecutor in Ukraine is digging into the potential criminal liability of the one or more persons who gorged on Burisma’s trove of US taxpayer funds. Joe’s son Hunter is named, and so Joe, in a context not yet fully disclosed.”
Now, the fake news media will never pay attention to the graveyard that is Biden’s closet, but informed voters will take note of the many illegal dealings of Joe Biden, as well as his questionable character and record of failure as Senator and Vice President.
However, the election will be about far more than Joe Biden’s past. Toboroff notes that if there is a criminal investigation in Ukraine, nothing much will come of it, pending a potential Joe Biden plea of cognitive impairment that will allow him to walk (though, if such a plea is made before the election, that would be rather devastating to his campaign because it’s one thing to note he is mentally impaired, but it’s another thing entirely for him to admit it to a court – not that I actually expect anything to come out of Biden’s dealings with Burisma).
But Toboroff eventually begins talking more specifically about Trump and brings some much-needed logic to illogical fake news polls. He writes: “How is it possible for Trump to have 54 percent approval on the economy and 70 percent disapproval on the virus – and in the same poll? Nor would 300,000 people have donated a total of $20 million in a single virtual fundraiser by Trump if they believed the near-unanimous propaganda that he’s certain to lose in November. Nor would the ‘peaceful’ (Joe’s word) burning down of a courthouse in Portland, Oregon, cheered on by its mayor, edge Trump into a two- or three-point snap lead over Joe in a solid blue bastion.”
And he’s right about this. It makes no sense for so many people to be willing to donate to Trump if everyone and their grandmother believes it’s a lost cause. You don’t donate to a candidate you think will lose just because you might be trying to make a point or because you believe in their agenda or whatever else. You donate because you expect them to win and believe they will win.
The Saudis didn’t donate to the Clinton Foundation as much as they did because they expected Hillary to lose. They believed she would win, and when she didn’t, the Foundation saw a sharp decline in donations. The Saudis (and others) were trying to buy access.
But with Trump, regular people are donating their money and it makes no sense if they expected him to lose, especially in economic times such as these, when many people’s jobs have either been furloughed or eliminated completely.
People do not believe the fake news polls that claim Trump is toast. These polls were claiming the same thing LAST SUMMER, back when even the people RUNNING the polls didn’t really believe the polls and wholeheartedly expected Trump to sweep through reelection. These polls were claiming the same thing in 2016 as well, even up to election day itself, when some people had Clinton’s chances of election to be over 98%!
The fake news polls can claim whatever they want – reality will show something far different.
At any rate, Toboroff continued, noting the sort of approval ratings he is getting from Rasmussen, which is at around 48% and “trending up.”
“Translated logically, this gives Trump a wide lead in all battleground states that would translate into a bit more than 300 Electoral College votes. Let’s take this as grounds for examining what a second Trump term would lead us to expect.”
Toboroff notes that a lot will depend on which party gets control of both chambers of Congress. Like Lincoln, he writes, Trump “faces a House divided.” But he expects Trump and Republicans to win back the House, while also keeping the Senate as well.
With this expectation, Toboroff says that one of the biggest, if not the biggest focal point for the next four years will be the situation with China, specifically, militarily. “Trump will believe that a military buildup will propel economic growth – and it might, because now ‘military’ encompasses most all of the strands of American energy, from innovation to distribution.”
He notes that Trump won’t trust his intel community’s report on the military strength of China and will test and verify for himself just how strong they are, be it through pushing back against the ChiComs at the South China Sea or by possibly protecting Taiwan from a potential invasion (especially since Hong Kong has fallen to the Chinese communists and Taiwan was never recognized by China as an independent nation).
Now, I do not exactly want a conflict with China that would escalate into a war, particularly as we are trying to get out of endless wars in the Middle East, which establishment members of both parties have prolonged for as long as possible. But with a militarily-aggressive China, Trump will have to do something, especially if we wish to keep China from growing its influence (which has been a bit shattered by the Chinese coronavirus).
On the Homefront, Toboroff writes that “rebalancing the judiciary” aka turning the lower courts away from the radical liberals and towards the Constitutional conservatives, focusing on an American education system that does not promote the failed and dangerous ideology of communism and focusing on punishing the people that tried to undermine Trump’s first term with the Russia hoax are things that Trump will have to keep an eye on.
These, I would argue, are some of the biggest issues in America today. The Left’s influence is far too massive and obstructive in the lower (and highest) courts and we need to change that. Regarding education, I have long written about how we need to reform education so that communism does not get promoted and taught (in a positive way) in schools, while also bringing back God into the classrooms (and the atheists who have a problem with that can lick my boot).
Toboroff suggests charter schools, which is definitely a good option. Charter schools are schools of choice (not dependent on districting) and are independently run, though publicly funded. The Left HATES charter schools almost as much as they hate homeschooling because they can’t get their filthy paws all over the students to corrupt their young minds and teacher’s unions don’t apply to these schools.
They don’t like charter schools because they work fairly capitalistically: if they are better, parents will choose to send their kids there, as opposed to the crappy ones. The Left doesn’t want parents to have a choice as to where to send their kids to school (at least, as long as the parents live in a particular district and don’t move out).
Transforming the education system will be crucial for the future of this country, which the Left has had far too much influence in constructing.
In any case, to begin wrapping up, Toboroff fully expects Trump to win a second term and expects that second term to be rather full for Trump, what with having to deal with a 21st century USSR, having to ideologically reform the judiciary, having to practically reform the education system so as to not indoctrinate generations into foolishly and dangerously believing communism is not absolute crap, and dealing with American traitors who tried to cheat in the 2016 election, failed, and then tried to undermine Trump’s first term and remove a duly-elected president through the Russia hoax.
I, like Toboroff, do not buy into the idea that Trump is finished (as I have demonstrated in numerous articles). The only thing I will add is that no one should buy into the idea that Trump can’t lose and get complacent as a result. The Left will do what it can to cheat in this election; they will pull out every dirty trick they have to in order to ensure Trump doesn’t win again. We cannot afford to get complacent and believe Trump is guaranteed to win. I believe he will, but will go out to vote (IN PERSON) to ensure his victory.
“For the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
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