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Friday, December 02, 2022

Highlights of the News

ITEM 1: Scott Presler was a professional dog walker who went to Baltimore to clean up the trash in black neighborhoods.

Then he registered people to vote, helping flip Florida voter registrations red for the first time in 176 years.

Now he is learning how to ballot harvest.

Presler has done more for America than all of the Republican strategists on TV and those in the RNC.

ITEM 2: For decades, liberals have denied that Aztecs were savages who engaged in massive human sacrifice. Liberals claimed Spanish missionaries made it all up.

Science called.

Liberals were the liars.

Science.org reported, "Some conquistadors wrote about the tzompantli and its towers, estimating that the rack alone contained 130,000 skulls. But historians and archaeologists knew the conquistadors were prone to exaggerating the horrors of human sacrifice to demonize the Mexica culture. As the centuries passed, scholars began to wonder whether the tzompantli had ever existed.

"Archaeologists at the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico City can now say with certainty that it did. Beginning in 2015, they discovered and excavated the remains of the skull rack and one of the towers underneath a colonial period house on the street that runs behind Mexico City's cathedral. (The other tower, they suspect, lies under the cathedral's back courtyard.) The scale of the rack and tower suggests they held thousands of skulls, testimony to an industry of human sacrifice unlike any other in the world. Now, archaeologists are beginning to study the skulls in detail, hoping to learn more about Mexica rituals and the postmortem treatment of the bodies of the sacrificed. The researchers also wonder who the victims were, where they lived, and what their lives were like before they ended up marked for a brutal death at the Templo Mayor."

130,000 skulls.

Spain did not colonize Mexico. It civilized the place.

ITEM 3Robin Keller wrote, "After the Supreme Court issued its Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade in June, global law firm Hogan Lovells organized an online conference call for female employees. As a retired equity partner still actively serving clients, I was invited to participate in what was billed as a safe space for women at the firm to discuss the decision. It might have been a safe space for some, but it wasn’t safe for me.

"Everyone else who spoke on the call was unanimous in her anger and outrage about Dobbs. I spoke up to offer a different view. I noted that many jurists and commentators believed Roe had been wrongly decided. I said that the court was right to remand the issue to the states. I added that I thought abortion-rights advocates had brought much of the pushback against Roe on themselves by pushing for extreme policies. I referred to numerous reports of disproportionately high rates of abortion in the black community, which some have called a form of genocide. I said I thought this was tragic.

"The outrage was immediate. The next speaker called me a racist and demanded that I leave the meeting. Other participants said they 'lost their ability to breathe' on hearing my comments. After more of the same, I hung up.

"Someone made a formal complaint to the firm. Later that day, Hogan Lovells suspended my contracts, cut off my contact with clients, removed me from email and document systems, and emailed all U.S. personnel saying that a forum participant had made “anti-Black comments” and was suspended pending an investigation. The firm also released a statement to the legal website Above the Law bemoaning the devastating impact my views had on participants in the forum—most of whom were lawyers participating in a call convened expressly for the purpose of discussing a controversial legal and political topic. Someone leaked my name to the press."

She should get a lawyer.

ITEM 4: CNBC reported, "CNN had about 4,400 employees. The layoffs affected hundreds of staffers, but amounted to a single-digit percentage of staff, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. That would mean no more than about 400 staffers were let go."

Trumpenfreude.

ITEM 5: Fox reported, "Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., worked as a youth and assistant pastor of a church for a decade while it repeatedly hosted a former New York City professor who was ousted over anti-Semitic and black supremacist teachings.

"From 1991 to 2001, Warnock served as youth pastor for six years and then assistant pastor for four years under Rev. Calvin O. Butts at Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City, several years before he went on to lead the same Atlanta church where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a pastor. 

"From 1991 to 1998, Butts’ Abyssinian church hosted Leonard Jeffries as a speaker at least three times.

"Leonard Jeffries is the uncle of Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who is poised to succeed Nancy Pelosi as the next Democratic leader in the House. The congressman said in 2013 that he remained close with his uncle but disagreed with his theories."

Black supremacy and anti-Semitism are OK in America -- unless you are friends with Donald Trump.

ITEM 6: We Love Trump reported, "It shouldn’t be news that Ukraine is one of the most corrupt nations on the planet.

"We recently reported that the Biden administration cannot account for upward of $20 billion in funds sent to the struggling nation and that U.S.-funded bioweapon laboratories are a reality in that country.

"Why do we keep sending money to this place?"

We all know the answer. Biden and the Democrats are rewarding Zelensky for helping them impeach Trump in 2019.

Plus, Zelensky is kicking back just enough to keep Western politicians happy.

ITEM 7: Fox reported, "Florida is divesting from investment giant BlackRock, becoming the latest state to pull assets from the firm over its environment, social, and governance policies.

"The Sunshine State's chief financial officer, Jimmy Patronis, announced Thursday that the Florida Treasury would immediately begin removing roughly $2 billion in assets from BlackRock's control in a process that should be completed by year's end."

Call ESG what it is: Evil Sons of a Gun.

ITEM 8: Waking up the Woke.

Until I read that thread, I did not fully appreciate what Spielberg had done. He brought the Bible to life.

Well played.

ITEM 9: Via the Daily Caller, Obama said, "We all know some folks in our lives...they say crazy stuff...Uncle Joe, you know what happened to him. They're part of the family but you don't give them serious responsibilities."

And yet they made Uncle Joe president.

His remark isn't a gaffe. He is rubbing it in. Obama is doing what he loves best: Mocking America.

ITEM 10: Breitbart reported, "The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to pass a resolution imposing a contract on freight rail workers but rejected a concurrent measure that would give workers seven guaranteed paid sick days."

I don't care what they are paid, the 13th Amendment forbids forced labor.

The Supreme Court needs to weigh in on this.

ITEM 11: AP reported, "The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether the Biden administration can broadly cancel student loans, keeping the program blocked for now but signaling a final answer by early summer.

"That’s about two months before the newly extended pause on loan repayments is set to expire.

"The administration had wanted a court order that would have allowed the program to take effect even as court challenges proceed. The justices didn’t do that, but agreed to the administration’s fallback, setting arguments for late February or early March over whether the program is legal."

Legal? How is it constitutional? The president is spending hundreds of billions of dollars without congressional approval.

ITEM 12: The Daily Mail reported, "Gavin Newsom's reparations committee will recommend handing out $223,200 per person to all descendants of slaves in California for 'housing discrimination' at a cost of $559 billion -- in nation's biggest restitution effort ever."

California was not a slave state.

He is buying black votes for his 2024 presidential campaign.

ITEM 13: Newt Gingrich wrote, "Republicans must learn to quit underestimating President Joe Biden.

"The college and professional football seasons always help me clarify the difference between winning and losing. I love the Green Bay Packers, but they are not having a good year. On the other hand, the University of Georgia just executed its second undefeated regular season since Herschel Walker played there. (Of course, the Bulldogs must beat LSU for the SEC Championship and then win their second consecutive national championship to Georgia alumni’s expectations.)

"The clarity of winning and losing creates a clarity of analysis about who is doing well and who isn’t.

"If you apply that simple model to Biden, you realize how well he is doing by his own definition of success."

I said as much on August 3, 2021.

Biden has never lost an election.

That's 50 years of "luck."

ITEM 14: The Atlantic Journal-Constitution reported, "Robin Meade, entire Atlanta HLN news operations nixed amid CNN layoffs."

US-TVDB reported, "HLN is currently the 64th most popular channel on TV, watched by a total number of 162,000 people."

Old: Learn to code.

New: Join OnlyFans.

ITEM 15: NOQ Report said, "PayPal Co-Founder David Sacks Tells Tucker Carlson Why Apple Is a Pawn of DC and the CCP."

We all figured it out years ago.

Slave labor.

FINALLY, Breitbart reported, "The House Freedom Caucus members — with the help of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who is looking for their support to become Speaker — made multiple changes they requested in their party’s rules on Wednesday."

However, a ban on earmarks failed by 100 votes.

McCarthy still can't lead flies to a pile of manure.