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Monday, July 05, 2021

Highlights of the News

Happy Fifth of July.

Why should Americans be happy and proud to be Americans only one day a year? Celebrate independence every day.

ITEM 1: CNN reported, "Independence Day fireworks, once joyous celebrations, are now nightmares for these gun violence survivors."

Those interviewed were not black, even though black people are twice as likely to be shot.

One year ago, the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "79 shot, 15 fatally, over Fourth of July weekend in Chicago. Among the victims are a 7-year-old girl fatally shot at a Fourth of July party and a 14-year-boy who was one of four people killed in a shooting that hurt four others."

In its story, CNN reported, "There have been more than 300 mass shootings across the US in 2021 so far, according to the Gun Violence Archive. CNN defines a mass shooting as four or more people shot, not including the shooter."

Not mentioned is how many of those mass shootings were minority gang-related. The systemic racism is the media not respecting or even acknowledging black shooting victims unless the suspect is white.

ITEM 2: National Geographic ranted, "It’s no secret that fireworks can cause some serious air pollution, in the United States as well as in other countries where holiday displays are common, like China and India. But not everyone is equally at risk from the noxious particles that suffuse the sky during our pyrotechnic light shows. In California, for example, vulnerable populations are more exposed to fireworks pollution on the Fourth of July."

It is no secret that NG is anti-science and uses its reputation to promote anti-American and anti-Western memes.

Fireworks are not bad because they trigger people or pollute the air. To CNN, NG and the rest, fireworks are bad because they celebrate liberty.

ITEM 3AMAC reported, "After the great polling debacle of 2016, one would think that the polling industry would have tried to make adjustments to more accurately gauge what voters are actually thinking. But the statistical bias that polls displayed in favor of Democrats actually became worse in the 2020 election compared to 2016, rising from 3.0 to 4.8 percentage points."

The report had the goods.

The story said, "The Economist election unit’s final presidential polling forecast, for example, gave Biden 50 more electoral votes than he actually won. An ABC News/Washington Post poll had Biden winning Wisconsin by 17 points with a week to go before election day. The final result in Wisconsin showed a 0.7-point margin between Trump and Biden. FiveThirtyEight’s polling average showed Trump barely winning Ohio by 0.8 points over Biden. The actual result was that Trump won Ohio by 8.4 points. 

"The New York Times predicted that if the polls were as wrong as they were in 2016, Biden would still win Florida by close to 1 point. But Biden lost to Trump in Florida by 3.3 points. FiveThirtyEight’s final U.S. House polling forecast gave Democrats 20 more seats than they actually won. In the Maine Senate race between Republican Susan Collins and Democrat Sara Gideon, every single poll, all 14 of them, mostly conducted by media and Democrat polling groups ranging from the New York Times to Change Research, got the race wrong. One Quinnipiac poll gave Gideon a 12-point lead over Collins. The final result was that Republican Susan Collins won the race by 8.6 points."

Public political polls are propaganda.

They only tell you who the media wants to win.

ITEM 4: Sarah Maslin Nir of the New York Times (which I never link) wrote a column, "A Fourth of July Symbol of Unity That May No Longer Unite." 

Once again, a Timeswoman is triggered by the American flag, which is peculiar in her case because her father was a Holocaust survivor who immigrated to America in 1959. He became a successful psychiatrist, and she was raised on the Upper East Side, graduating from the exclusive Brearley School and later the Columbia School of Journalism.

She nearly won a Pulitzer in 2016 for an expose on the working condition of nail salon workers.

Now the flag is divisive, according to her.

She wrote, "About 70% of Americans say the flag makes them feel proud, according to a recent survey by YouGov, a global public opinion and data research firm, and NBCLX, a mobile information platform. The sentiment was shared by about 80% of white Americans, just under 70% of Hispanic Americans and slightly less than 60% of black Americans.

"The divisions were deeper when it came to politics. While 66% of Republicans surveyed said they associated the flag with their own party, only 34% of Democrats said the same."

Baloney.

The American flag still unites Americans. If being an American does not make you feel proud, move to some country that does.

ITEM 5: The Daily Mail reported, "The Statue of Liberty is a 'meaningless symbol of hypocrisy' because of America's history of racism, sexism and anti-immigrant sentiment, according to the Washington Post's art and architecture critic.

"Philip Kennicott, a Pulitzer Prize winner, argued in an essay Saturday that the monument -- which has stood for a century as one of the most iconic examples of American freedom -- represented 'unfulfilled promises.'

"He added that the statue was irrelevant to non-white Americans, using as evidence the absence of representations of the statue when he visited a Chicano art exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington."

Kennicott said before attending college (Yale '86) he "studied piano with composer and pianist Joseph Fennimore."

Who is Joseph Fennimore?

His Wikipedia entry says, "Joseph Fennimore is an American composer, pianist and teacher best known for his works for piano and chamber ensembles, ranked by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Philip Kennicott as 'one of this country's finest composers.'"

It is an exclusive club. You will never be in it. 

ITEM 6Trending Politics reported, "The Acting House Sergeant at Arms appeared before a House committee and appears to have named Ashli Babbitt’s shooter.

"Timothy Blodgett, in an exchange with Rep. Herrera-Buetler during a hearing on Jan. 6 that appeared on C-SPAN, seems to have casually dropped the name.

"'The situation where you discussed, where Officer [Byrd] was at the door when Ms. Babbitt was shot, it was our Sergeant at Arms employee who rendered the aid.'

"It is interesting that Blodgett names an Officer Byrd in the context of Ashli Babbitt’s shooting. An African-American Lieutenant Mike Byrd was reported by Roll Call as having once left his service weapon in a bathroom in 2019."

Rumors and speculation will continue until Congress does the American thing and names the officer responsible for shooting and killing an unarmed Ashli Babbitt.

ITEM 7: The New York Post reported, "Years before Olympian Gwen Berry made headlines for turning away from the US flag as the National Anthem was played, calling it disrespectful to black Americans, she joked on Twitter about rape and made disparaging comments about Asians, Mexican and white people."

Another America hater turns out to be someone Americans really don't want to be associated with.

Ban her from the Olympics for her racism.

ITEM 8: In a related story, the Post also reported, "Hate crime in the city is way up, skyrocketing by 139% this year, NYPD data show.

"Cops say they’ve investigated 320 reports of possible bias attacks through June 27, up from 134 incidents during the same period in 2020.

"Offenses against Asians surged by 400%, to 105 reported cases this year from 21 last year.

"Anti-Semitic assaults went up 69% to 113 incidents this year from 67 last year."

New York is descending into tribalism under the first Democrat mayor since the early 1990s. More than two-thirds of the victims are Jews and Asian-Americans.

ITEM 9: Army Times reported, "On April 1, about 15 cadets from Temple University participated in a school-sponsored Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, during which men stumble through a pre-set route while sporting high heels as a way to raise awareness for sexual assault victims. Several cadets walked while wearing Army Combat Uniforms, as did the school's professor of military science, Lt. Col. Greg Nardi, who runs Temple's Red Diamond Brigade."

Red China is training its soldiers for combat.

We're training ours for diversity.

Maybe they can be the ladyboys for the Conquering Chinese. Maybe that is what LGBTQ+is all about. Milley can be Chairman Xi's comfort girl.

ITEM 10: Tax Prof reported, "An effort to push the most sweeping changes to the global tax system in a century gained significant momentum on Thursday when 130 nations agreed to a blueprint in which multinational corporations would pay an appropriate share of tax wherever they operate.

"The deal approaches a goal that had proved elusive for the global community for decades as countries tried to prevent businesses from shopping for the jurisdiction with the lowest rates — what Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen called a 30-year “race to the bottom” on corporate tax.

"The result of the negotiations, overseen by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and revived this year by President Biden, is also remarkable because it includes China, Russia and India among the signatories — large economies that had been wary of a tax overhaul.

"The conceptual framework includes a 15 percent minimum corporate tax rate, which had been proposed by the United States, and rules that would force technology giants like Amazon and Facebook and other big global businesses to pay taxes in countries where their goods or services are sold, even if they have no physical presence there."

This is one-world government.

The Senate should treat any agreement as a treaty.

Good luck getting a two-thirds majority.

ITEM 11: Just the News reported, ""Texas has joined 21 states led by the attorneys general of Louisiana, Arizona and Montana in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in a major gun rights case.

"The multistate coalition is asking the justices to uphold Hawaiians’ Second Amendment rights to bear arms outside their homes in response to a 2020 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that upheld Hawaii’s ban on the practice.

"The amicus brief also asks the Supreme Court to resolve a split among the federal circuit courts of appeal, several of which have ruled against the high court’s landmark 2008 decision in Heller, which upholds Americans’ Second Amendment rights."

What good is a conservative Supreme Court if you cannot use it?

ITEM 12: The Washington Times reported, "More than 1.3 million people are currently awaiting deportation decisions in immigration courts, and the average case has been pending for nearly three years, according to new data that sheds light on just how broken the U.S. immigration system has become. A decade ago just 300,000 cases were pending, and even three years ago it was fewer than 770,000 cases, meaning the government has netted more than 550,000 cases on its docket since 2018, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University."

The barbarians are at our gates, and Democrats and the Chamber of Commerce are letting them in.

The system meant to protect us is overwhelmed.

Terrorists and MS-13 use the illegal aliens as a shield.

ITEM 13Breitbart reported, "An illegal alien out of jail on bail in New Mexico is now accused of beheading a man and then kicking the man’s head around like a soccer ball, Breitbart News has learned.

"Joel Arciniega-Saenz, a 25-year-old illegal alien, was indicted by a grand jury this week after being arrested for allegedly murdering 51-year-old James Garcia in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, the day after Father’s Day.

"According to court records obtained by KTSM 9 News, Arciniega-Saenz is accused of decapitating Garcia before mutilating the rest of his body and kicking his head around like a soccer ball. At the time of the murder, Arciniega-Saenz was out on bail, according to Las Cruces Sun-News.

"When arrested after Garcia’s mutilated body was found 10 yards from his head, Arciniega-Saenz allegedly confessed to the murder, telling investigators that he was seeking revenge because he believed Garcia had raped his wife four years prior."

Just another poor undocumented migrant doing a job Americans refuse to do.

ITEM 14: The Daily Wire reported, "While the U.S. media frequently look the other way at President Joe Biden’s verbal and intellectual foibles, foreign media have questioned the president’s mental acuity. Australian reporters have lamented that 'the leader of the free world' is 'struggling,' 'barely cogent,' and a 'human corpse' who has sunken deep into 'cognitive decline.'

"Those quotations come from Sky News Australia, the center-right cable news network launched in 1996 by NewsCorp Australia. Its collection of hosts and journalists have told their growing audience what many in the U.S. media have refused to say: Joe Biden’s declining intellectual capabilities threaten all Western democracies.

"In March, Sky News Australia host Cory Bernardi compared the Biden-Harris administration to a 'reality show where the Democrats put up a barely cogent candidate for president just so that they could enjoy the spoils of office for four years. And, of course, it features an all-star cast of the politically semi-lucid.'

"Biden’s speeches are 'often total gibberish,' he said, but due to his evasive campaign strategy of remaining in his basement and effusive media coverage, far-left ideologues have 'seized control, without having any idea what they’re doing.' Bernardi also wondered what 'canny investing Biden did to afford a lifestyle where his family can afford to abandon laptops in repair shops and enjoy regular jaunts to China and the Ukraine.'"

The world feared Trump.

The world mocks Biden.

ITEM 15: Alternet reported, "A blockbuster report from the Brookings Institute this week concluded that former President Donald Trump is at serious risk of indictment for a number of alleged crimes, including tax dodging, falsifying records and a variety of business-related fraud.

"The 60-page report, released Monday, came just days before criminal indictments against Trump Organization and its longtime finance chief were unsealed Thursday. Both the company and CFO Allen Weisselberg were accused of staging a 15-year-long scheme to avoid payroll taxes for top executives through the use of off-the-books corporate benefits."

It is nice to see the 105-year-old Brookings Institute branch out from being wrong on wars, the economy, and trade to being wrong about criminal law.

35 comments:

  1. 3. Rich Baris at Peoples Pundit is the only truly independent (though admittedly right-leaning) pollster out there. He has nailed every election since 2000 and had Trump winning GA, PA and AZ handily before the mail-in shenanigans.

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    1. Media company polls market media companies and promote their corporate objectives.

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    2. I’m guessing he’s not included in the RCP average of polls, which still show Biden with over 50% approval. LOL

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  2. We are seeing a hostile takeover of America by democrat terrorists and their master plan is horiffic
    .,.Look at this video ASAP!!!'

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  3. Key Assange Witness Recants—With Zero Corporate Media Coverage

    Total media blackout on the revelation by Icelandic newspaper Stundin that a US indictment in the case against Julian Assange was based on false testimony from diagnosed sociopath and convicted child molester Sigurdur Thordarson.
    Every WikiLeaks-related story is carefully kept out of mainstream attention, with a consistency we’ve never experienced before.

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  4. 15. Prosecutors need to learn their immunity is not blanket protection against everything.

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  5. a conservative Supreme Court

    Incorrect adjective!! BZZZZZT!!

    It is a Heritage Foundation/McConnell Supreme Court. Let's pin the tail on the correct donkeys.

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  6. Item 1: “79 shot, 15 fatally, over Fourth of July weekend in Chicago” That’s still less than a 20% kill rate. Chicago gang-bangers need to put in more time at the range to improve their aim. The sooner they kill each other off, the sooner this will stop.

    Item 2: “not everyone is equally at risk from the noxious particles that suffuse the sky during our pyrotechnic light shows.” The people most affected are the ones over 500 feet tall, since their heads are up in the clouds where the smoke is.

    Item 9: “Red China is training its soldiers for combat. We're training ours for diversity.” What teenager will look at that and say, “Yeah, I want to be part of that. Where do I sign up?” We’ve gone from “Army Strong” to “Army Wuss.”

    Item 13: “Arciniega-Saenz is accused of decapitating Garcia before mutilating the rest of his body and kicking his head around like a soccer ball.” Another TikToc challenge in the making.

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    1. 1. The other big event were the govt lockups. Depression, anxiety, etc. doubled and mental illness is another driver of mass shootings.

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  8. Item 6: "Timothy Blodgett, in an exchange with Rep. Herrera-Buetler during a hearing on Jan. 6 that appeared on C-SPAN, seems to have casually dropped the name." I voted for her, and then she went and voted with the Dems. Never again.

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  9. #3 - the polling industry did make adjustments between 2016 and 2020. Previously they reported who the media wanted to win, in 2020 their reports were intended to condition us to accept as legitimate the results of a stolen election.

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  10. We are repeating history.

    In October 1919 President Wilson (D) suffered a massive stroke and until the end of his 2nd term supposedly his wife and chief of staff ran the country; no 25 Amendment then.

    In May 1918 Congress passed Wilson's Sedition Act with the support of America's leadership. "Wilson was concerned about the country’s diminishing morale and looking for a way to clamp down on growing and widespread disapproval of the war and the military draft that had been instituted to fight it." One article said 1000 people were imprisoned; another said up to 50,000. Criticizing him and/or the federal government could be enough to get arrested as the Socialist presidential candidate was.

    The Sedition Act was never declared unconstitutional; it was just repealed by congress in 1920. https://mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/1239/sedition-act-of-1918

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    1. Wilson sent US unprepared into WW1.
      He destroyed the efforts by TR to integrate the armed forces .
      He openly supports the Klan (my own family ran into that in Oregon.,)
      The sedition act focused
      on all critics of the government.There were people suspected of espionage simply because they were German.He, Wilson, was,in a word:
      A Democrat.

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    2. We are repeating history - the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.

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  11. 'Morning, fellow curling enthusiasts...

    2 - NG has become yet another example of Tim Blair's maxim that "The left ruins everything it gets its hands on."

    3 - The "polls" (sic) long ago became psy-ops to suppress voter turnout on our side (since the other side has nothing to offer) - since in our system, getting two of our people to not vote is the same as getting one to switch sides.

    4 - Their fault for disowning a national symbol and letting it by default become a marker for one side (our side).

    5 - More drivel from another privileged ivy-leaguer who probably got into yale on a legacy not merit...

    9 - Fine. Now have the women's studies majors spend a day hauling bales of hay into a barn loft.

    10 - Strange how when this goes on in the commercial economy it's "competition that greatly aids consumers," but when governments do it it's a "race to the bottom." Collusion, price-fixing, restraint of trade, anti-competitive practices are all illegal in the commercial sector - and usually are an admission of administrative bloat and inability to compete.

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  12. Headline song: Lee Greenwood asks God to “Bless the USA,” but when it comes to giving thanks, Greenwood doesn’t thank God; he thanks his “lucky stars.”

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  13. So many anti-Americans in this country. It is sickening. The media is doing a great job turning them. Of all the haters, I hope that hater of many things, Gwen Berry is banned from the Olympic team and all future reams representing us in international competition.

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  14. 5) Groucho said it best. "I refuse to join a club that would have me for a member".

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  15. 10) Is this not the definition of collusion? These morons have no shame nor brains.

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    1. It also appears that these 'leaders' also failed economics in that any tax imposed on a corporation will be passed along to its customers as a cost of doing business...

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    1. Or as a late friend of mine who was a member of the Warm Springs confederation, had on his belt buckle:
      America-love it or give it back!

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  17. Item 15 - Brookings - Often wrong, but never in doubt! Best to simply ignore anything the say.

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  18. #6. May his name be reported thus; "former capital security officer Xxxxx Xxxxx was sentenced to death for the murder of Ashli Babbitt. The jury deliberated less than one hour before returning the guilty verdict noting that neither Babbitt nor any of the other protesters were armed.

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    1. What about the cops who murdered Rosanne Boyland, Benjamin Phillips, and Kevin Greeson?

      They don't count because there's no video, right, Jeffery?

      Besides, you said Ashli deserved what she got and you were glad.

      Don't tell us you've turned into a human being.

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  19. #14. Bad as he is, he's still head, shoulders, chest and belly above Horizontal Harris.

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    1. No, Jeffery, he's a clumsy crook, a fool, an incompetent (and not just now) and a bully, and a racist one, at that.

      Your hypocrisy shines as brightly as ever.

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  20. ITEM 15 - The Brookings Institute is owned and financed by the ruling family of Qatar.

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  21. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    1: 5 gets you 10 veterans of the American Revolution, War of 1812 (Fort McHenry, anyone?), the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, 2 world wars, Korea, 'Nam, the Gulf, GWOT, and various conflicts drummed up by Democrat Presidents to direct attention away from their lousy performance might have had a rougher time, but no one seems to have ever been "offended".

    PS I'd mention all our Indian wars, but luckily, the redskins were woefully short on artillery.

    2, 4, 5: You can leave any time you want.

    3: He didn't "win" most of those, either.

    6: Believe it when you see it.

    Once again, David Bailey.

    7, 8: Guess the race.

    13: Aztecs did that. Just because the Indians then and now have 2 story buildings doesn't make them civilized.

    They're still savages.

    Things like this make me appreciate the immortal words of William Tecumseh Sherman, "The more we kill today, the fewer we have to kill tomorrow" and the immortal words of Philip Henry Sheridan, "The only good one is a dead one".

    And, no, Jeffery, they weren't talking about Southerners.

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