Liberal Departures from the Truth

Liberals thrive on widespread fear, pessimism and uncertainty.  But the socialist platform doesn't stand up to the simplest factual tests.  To convince gullible people to vote for liberal candidates and support their agenda, liberals spread fear, distrust and jealousy wherever they can.  Things like truth and facts and honest debate don't matter to liberals as much as winning elections and retaining power.

Most liberal Democrats wouldn't know an honest debate if they walked into one.  If you engage a liberal in conversation, be prepared for a series of vituperative cheap shots, half-truths and ad hominem attacks.  When confronted with inconvenient facts, most liberals either change the subject or resort to shouting.  Liberal condone and promote abortion because they are apparently unaware of what happens during an abortion, and don't care to learn about the horrific details.

When conservative politicians speak in churches or invite religious leaders to White House meetings, you'll hear wailing from the left about an impending theocracy.  When left-wing politicians speak in churches, it's called "community outreach," and there's nothing to worry about.

Socialist fear-mongers are so tiresome because they predict and expect the worst — about the economy, the war, the next election, the weather, and everything else.  Their solutions always involve bigger, stonger government and higher taxes.  Liberals don't mind saying anything in order to get elected or help someone else win an election, and the national news media are very slow to challenge and correct the lies coming from the political left.

There is a section near the bottom of this page about McCarthyism, which is the word that pops into the news media whenever Congress investigates someone from the political left.

At the bottom of this page is a subsection about Wendy Davis, who is running for Texas Governor.

Related topics:

      Lies about "stimulus" money and job creation

      Lies about Obamacare

      Lies about Taxes, Spending, and Inflation

      Lies about energy production

      Lies about Benghazi

      Lies about Illegal Immigration and Border Security

      Lies about welfare programs

      Lies about gun control

      Lies about everything else

      "Spontaneous" events and "randomly selected" people

      Fake hate crimes

      Liberal code words translated to plain English

      Wendy Davis

Spin-off pages:

      Senator Elizabeth Warren.

      The Infamous 'Romney Killed My Wife!' Ad.

      The Separation of Church and State.

Overview / recap articles and "laundry lists":

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Some truths for conservatives to remember as things falls apart:  Americans are immersed in an ocean of lies, deceit, and propaganda.  The MSM, at the behest of the Marxist-Leninist Lizard Overlords, gleefully inject their digital fentanyl into our "skulls full of mush," knowing that tens of millions of zombiesque addicted souls will never recover their sense of inquiry and resolve.  So, for the never woke, the un-woke, the semi-woke, and the drooling woke, I have gathered a short list of what I believe is the honest ground truth in America today. [...]
The 2020 election was stolen.
Climate hysteria is an absolute hoax.
Deep State actors never get indicted, much less convicted.
America no longer has a southern border with Mexico.
E.V.s are an overpriced, overhyped pipe dream.
America has huge reserves of natural gas and oil still in the ground.
America stupidly burns food crops for fuel.
The MSM are nothing but a propaganda arm of our Marxist-Leninist Lizard Overlords.
The M-LLOs are planning to re-run the COVID playbook this fall, except they will change the excuse to climate hysteria.
The M-LLOs cannot allow Trump to run again, even if it destroys the U.S. legal system.
The U.S. military has already been stripped of most of its strategic reserves of war materiel and fuel.
The M-LLOs desperately want to confiscate your guns.
The M-LLOs' ultimate goal is to swiftly reduce the global population from eight billion to five hundred million souls.

Ending the lies:  Brandon Straka, a gay man and former liberal, heads his Walk Away campaign to get others to quit the Democrat Party.  He tweeted the other day:
["]They lied to you about Donald Trump.
They lied about Brett Kavanaugh.
They lied about children in cages.
They lied about #WalkAway.
They lied about the election outcome.
They lied about the Covington Kids.
They lied about Jussie Smollett.
And yes, oh yes...
They lied about Russian Collusion
Scrolling down the responses, I saw where Kari Lake tweeted, "They lied about Covid origins and vaccines" and she tweeted, "They lied to you about elections."  A less famous person tweeted:
["]They lied about mandates.
They lied about ivermectin.
They are still lying about vaccine injuries.
They lied about CRT.
They lied about Kyle Rittenhouse

Divorced From the Truth; Wedded to the Lies They Have Been Told.  [Scroll down]  Even when presented with irrefutable truth, there remains a delusional loyalty to the narrative, and the lies we have been told.  Think about it:
  •   2021 Georgia voting law requires voter ID, liberals lie about "voting rights," and Atlanta loses the baseball All-Star Game
  •   Prescriptions of Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin against COVID-19 are restricted in America and many tens of thousands die, while other countries employ the safe, effective, and inexpensive medicines to their great benefit.  (IVM is on the United Nations' list of "essential medicines.")
  •   The out-of-control government spending during the COVID pandemic, continuing at an ever-increasing rate under the Biden (*) administration has resulted in runaway inflation not seen in decades, but we are being gaslighted that "inflation signals a strong economy" — C'mon man, you can afford it!
  •   Anything related to the vaccine mandates must not be questioned.
  •   Critical Race Theory has been roundly rejected by most of America's citizens, and we do not want it taught to our children; liberals and leftist CRT activists lie and insist CRT only teaches real American history
I have witnessed highly intelligent, strong-minded, strong-willed, and successful citizens of our country (in a variety of age groups) de-construct into an enraged, slobbering, apoplectic mass, quivering with abject emotion at the very notion that what they believe on these issues is wrong.

Why Don't They Believe Us?  Imagine your confusion as the same people who spent three months telling you not only that masks don't work, but that there are several reasons you shouldn't wear or purchase them, suddenly introduce mask mandates.  We're "following the science," they tell you.  This seems to make little sense, but a pandemic is no time for questions. [...] The same people who told you Brexit would never happen, that Trump would never win, that when he did win it was because of Russian collusion but also because of racism, that you must follow lockdowns while they don't, that masks don't work, that masks do work, that social justice protests during pandemic lockdowns are a form of "health intervention," that ransacking African American communities in the name of fighting racism is a "mostly peaceful" form of protest, that poor and underserved children locked out of shuttered schools are "still learning," that Jussie Smollett was a victim of a hate crime, that men are toxic, that there is an infinite number of genders, that COVID couldn't have come from a lab until maybe it did, that closing borders is racist until maybe it isn't, that you shouldn't take Trump's vaccine, that you must take the vaccine developed during the Trump administration, that Andrew Cuomo is a great leader, that Andrew Cuomo is a granny killer, that the number of COVID deaths is one thing and then another ... are the same people telling you now that the vaccine is safe, that you must take it, and that if you don't, you will be a second-class citizen.  Understand vaccine hesitancy now?

Subterranean Homesick Blues 2021.  Some guy using the handle Cultural Husbandry had a string of tweets about the media's string of lies.  [For example,]
    Epstein committed suicide
    McAfee committed suicide
    Biden won the election
    COVID came from a wet market
    Conservatives are all terrorists
    Ivermectin doesn't work
    HCQ doesn't work
    Biden doesn't have dementia
    The jab isn't making anyone ill
    Fauci was consistent
    Masks work
    Cuomo didn't kill old people
    Dominion systems were secure
    Hunter Biden is an artist
    Trump colluded with Russia
    Jan 06 was an insurrection
    Transwomen are real women
    BLM is mostly peaceful   [...]
We have got to win the White House back.  And this time, fire every political appointee on Inauguration Day, and ditch everybody above a one-star general or admiral.  And then shrink the central government — including the Milley-ized Military — to the point where a presidential election is less important than a soccer game.  And readers know how little I care about soccer.  If covid 19 taught us anything, it is that the government is too big, too powerful, and too stupid to protect America.

The Democrats and Doublespeak.  American politicians, especially Democrats and those on the political left, have mastered the art of doublespeak and have been pumping it out through all available media outlets for decades.  Consider the left's use of the terms:
  a)  "Liberal" to describe an ideology which, if anything, opposes and goes to extremes to quash diversity of thought and behavior that threatens its authority and definition of "truth."
  b)  "Progressive" for agendas and policies that have over time effectively killed creativity, rewarded mediocrity and dumbed down our society to maintain control through mandatory, unquestioning conformity.
  c)  "Inclusiveness" and "diversity" that have spawned an explosion of laws and a burgeoning industry based upon discrimination against and exclusion of major segments of the population according to race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion and other personal attributes.
  d)  "Justice" not as noble pursuit of equity and fairness based upon law and order and God's ultimate truth, but as an excuse for wanton, violent revenge and unbridled thirst for wealth and power.
  e)  "Socialist" to soft-soap the harsh, often lethal realities of communism by connoting opportunities to interact and bond with well-intentioned others for presumably positive, altruistic, common good purposes, and
  f)  Even "Democrat" as a false representation of a political party which, according to emerging evidence and growing public consensus, is being discovered to have been, in a most undemocratic manner, rigging elections in their favor for many years.

I Refuse to Play Make Believe Any Longer.  [Scroll down]  If they can make you go along with the idea that a human body with a penis is actually a girl, in spite of all science saying otherwise, they can make you believe anything.  The make believe is designed to destroy the concept of absolute truth. [...] In preparing to write this article, I asked my Facebook friends what other games of "make believe" we are being demanded to play.  Here are some of their answers:
  ·   That we canceled the Pipeline project for the good of the climate but it's ok that foreign countries produce our oil (like we don't share all the same climate!)
  ·   Just because socialism has failed everywhere else doesn't mean it won't work here, because we'll do it "right." [...]
  ·   A higher minimum wage will lead to more opportunity and prosperity and not inflation.
  ·   That people crossing into the country illegally should not be referred to as illegal.
  ·   That the left can destroy monuments, burn property, destroy businesses, take over municipal and federal buildings but it is called a protest.
  ·   How more gun control leads to less violence.
  ·   That late term abortion is ever necessary to save a woman's life.
  ·   That we should not defend our property, because the thieves need it more than we do.
  ·   That Trump is a white supremacist or a Russian asset.
  ·   That at elementary age children are old enough to give sexual consent.
  ·   That Democrats are for the common man.
  ·   That personal wealth is built on the backs of the working poor.
  ·   That young black men — or any race for that matter — are being hunted down in the streets by police.
  ·   That two million poor immigrants can be admitted into the country to be fully supported at public expense and it will have no economic impact on the people who are already here.
  ·   That science is an oracle with all the answers instead of a process for exploring questions.
  ·   That banning plastic bags and straws, particularly in cities hundreds of miles inland, will save the lives of sea turtles.
  ·   That you are selfish if you support capitalism and want to see our country prosper.
  ·   That requiring ID to vote disenfranchises minorities.  The implication being that minorities just aren't smart enough to know how to get a driver's license or personal ID.
  ·   We need TSA security and proper identification at our airports, but not at our borders or at polling places.
  ·   That just because I was born white, I'm automatically racist.
  ·   The X and Y chromosome are irrelevant when determining male or female.
  ·   Extended lockdowns were necessary or effective.

A Thousand Little Lies Replace the 'Big Lie'.  A Multitudinous but Noncomprehensive List of their Lies
  •   Trump is a white supremacist; he admitted so with Charlottesville.  Trump incited an insurrection on January 6th in an attempted coup.
  •   Impeachment was not solely intended to preclude something Trump might do in 2024, by convicting him of something he did not do in 2021.
  •   Climate change is an existential crisis that requires the elite to have total control.  People desire and demand oligarchic rule because rule by correct-thinking "experts" is "democracy in action."
  •   Riots by Antifa/BLM were "mostly peaceful" demonstrations while the mostly peaceful protest on January 6th was not only a riot but also a coup.
  •   Ashli Babbitt was not assassinated by an officer shooting from a hidden position when she was not a threat.  Her mere presence was violence warranting her death.
  •   Censorship protects "free speech," and CNN is a news organization.
  •   Lockdowns and masks work with such efficaciousness the nation needs more of both in this "dark winter" of Biden's discontent.
  •   Silence is violence; inaction is racism.
  •   The election was not stolen.  Eighty million people voted for Joe Biden who is not in the grips of senescent senility hiding in the basement of the White House surrounded by his new Praetorian (nee National) Guard.
  •   Executive Orders are a legitimate way to change the Constitution and the nation.
  •   America needs a 9/11-style investigation and a Truth Commission where conservatives can confess their sins.

The Disinformation Age of the Imbeciles.  [A sample of the lies believed by the left:]
  •   Michael Brown was a gentle giant unjustifiably gunned down by a racist cop.
  •   Matthew Shephard was murdered by a hate-filled rightwing homophobe, not an ex-boyfriend in a drug deal gone bad.
  •   George Floyd did not die primarily from an overdose of fentanyl but was murdered by a racist cop.
  •   Christine Blasey Ford was a totally credible witness
  •   Justice Kavanaugh ran a red Solo cup rape line in college that nobody else ever heard of.
  •   Jussie Smollet had a noose put around his neck and bleach thrown on him by a couple of MAGA hat wearing racists when he decided to go out for a sandwich in the middle of the night in the middle of an arctic freeze.
  •   The Antifa/BLM riots this past year were "mostly peaceful protests."

The Breathtaking Ignorance and Gullibility of America's Elites.  [Scroll down]  Thus, when combined with an inculcated inability to reason or generate an original thought, far too many willingly accept any pronouncement or machination proffered by those in the governing class.  Mindlessly believing and acting on these proclamations reinforced the herd mentality of the legions of vacuous but committed true believers, regardless of how absurd and unbelievable these assertions or conspiracies theories were.  Among the more recent:
  •   The declaration that gender dysphoria or transgenderism is no longer a serious mental health issue but is, in reality, normal behavior and must be accepted and promoted as, by mere self-declaration; men can be women and women can be men.
  •   Abortion up to the time of birth must be ceaselessly championed as the entity on the cusp of being born is merely a clump of cells which magically becomes a human being only after exiting the birth canal.
  •   It is now an irrefutable truth that the United States is, has been, and always will be a systemically racist country that no amount of societal transformation can alter.
  •   Anyone with white skin regardless of class, circumstances or geography unfairly benefits from "White Privilege."
  •   In a feat only a Marvel Comics author could accomplish, Donald Trump is not only a treasonous, albeit transparent, Manchurian candidate and puppet of Vladimir Putin, he is also the incarnation of a composite Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini.

No Holds Barred at the House Lynch Session.  [Scroll down]  Most Americans do not know this, but by law a congressional representative is permitted to say anything at a hearing, no matter how false, no matter how defamatory, and they cannot be sued for perjury or defamation.  It is like when former Sen. Harry Reid stood in the U.S. Senate chamber during the height of the 2012 presidential race and falsely accused Mitt Romney of tax evasion.  It was a lie, a slander — and Reid knew it.  But Reid also knew that, as long as he spoke his slander within the Senate chamber, he never could be sued for the defamation.  This unique protection is called the "Legislative Privilege," rooted in the Speech and Debate Clause of the United States Constitution (Art.  I, § 6, Cl. 1). By law, legislators may say absolutely anything they want, and by law they cannot be sued or prosecuted for any of it, as long as they say it within the chamber or otherwise as part of the legislative process.  As an attorney of 26 years and a law professor of 16, who practices and teaches this, I know about the legislative privilege.  But few other Americans do.

We Have Entered a Looking-Glass World.  We live in an age characterized by belief — that is, belief in things that do not exist, belief in complete figments of unanchored imagination, abstractions that have no contact with or bearing on reality.  Call it the age of irrealism, of pervasive virtuality, of estrangement from the objective world.  Consider several popular notions or beliefs, memes as they are sometimes called, which operate as delusions erroneously confirmed as fact.
  •   There are more than two sexes, biology notwithstanding.  Indeed, there are "57 Varieties" of gender.  Also, in contradiction, gender is a "social construct."
  •   Islam is a "religion of peace."
  •   The university campus is aswarm with female victims of rape and sexual assault.
  •   The planet is entering a carboniferous period as temperatures rise to unsustainable levels.
  •   There is an organized and historical campaign in the Judeo-Christian West of men against women known as the "Patriarchy."
  •   There is a vast movement of White Supremacists ruthlessly oppressing those of other races and creeds.
  •   America is bedeviled by institutional racism.
  •   There is no such thing as truth.
  •   Looting, vandalism and physical violence are legitimate forms of civil protest.
  •   The value of people derives from their membership in a group rather than from their status as unique individuals.
We have entered the looking-glass world. None of these beliefs correspond to reality, as every sensible person knows.

Gold Is the Harbinger of Scarcity.  Taking other people's stuff by force of the state, which is socialism, was discredited by the collapse of communism in 1991 and more recently the implosion of Venezuela.  So, the Left needed another organising principle and settled upon global warming.  Global warming allows the Left to paint the future as a dystopian one of shortages and great suffering.  Thus we are told that we will have to give up meat, live mostly on beans with the occasional insect for animal protein.  You may laugh and say that is not going to happen, but the Left has been maligning a trace gas in the atmosphere at only a little above survival levels, for over 30 years.  If society can accept one fairy story it will accept any number of them.  In fact some people are unsure of things they can see with their own eyes, something as simple as there being only two genders.

List of lies
Lies.  [Twitter screen capture]

On Destroying America.  We are lied to, deceived, and manipulated constantly to believe what isn't so. [...] I can remember several generations back when common sense was common.  No longer.  Criminals are treated as victims.  White people are labeled as oppressors and must apologize for it.  Deranged people who need help are ignored, treated as normal, or just doing their thing.  And they are everywhere, creating chaos, as designed and expected.

Are there any Democrats in elected office anywhere willing to say that Stacey Abrams wasn't the "real winner" in Georgia last year?  I can't believe we're still doing this in September 2019, nearly a year after her defeat by Brian Kemp, following numerous critiques of her claim, and months after Abrams herself stopped insisting that she won.  "I have no empirical evidence that I would have achieved a higher number of votes" if everyone whom she believes should have been allowed to vote had done so, she told the NYT in April.  She was questioning the basic fairness of the election, she stressed, not necessarily the outcome.  So why are Democratic presidential candidates still not only questioning the outcome but insisting forthrightly that she won?

Rejection of Moral Absolutes Plagues the Modern Left.  [Scroll down]  Thus, it should come as little surprise that those who can't tell the difference between who is a male and who is a female would choose to fight crime with euphemisms; still believe that "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!" really happened; still think man-made climate change is a real problem with a political solution; believe that widespread institutional racism still exists in America; and would conclude that "Seattle Has Figured Out How to End the War on Drugs." [...] Thus, the nastiness in Seattle is only the tip of the iceberg.  Liberals think Seattle is doing a good job with criminal drug-users, that there are more than two sexes, that marriage is whatever we define it to be, that killing the unborn is merely a "choice," and so on, because the Left in America long ago abandoned the idea that some things are settled for all time.

The Left and Its Dishonest 'Truths'.  I'm convinced that one day in the future, people will be studying how it was that the Left was so successful in manipulating language and redefining words.  How was it that they were able to lie to the American people, while at the same time appearing not to lie, leaving them with no shred of doubt that they were being told the truth?  Their ability to lie, and get away with doing so, is like a superhuman comic book power.  They use this power with the same level of ease with which most of us breathe.

Is the Democratic Party possessed?  [Scroll down]  The question then is, why do Democratic voters like to be lied to so much?  Do they not perceive it as a lie?  Are they poor at discerning lies?  Do they not care about lying in general?

Phonies on Parade.  Consider:  Elizabeth Warren claimed to be an Indian.  She isn't.  Kamala Harris claims to have been a "progressive prosecutor."  She wasn't.  Amy Klobuchar holds herself out as "Minnesota Nice."  She isn't.  Klobuchar's mistreatment of staff members is legendary.  In 2015, Harry Reid, then the Senate Majority Leader, felt the need to counsel Ms. Nice about it.  Kirsten Gillibrand posed as a moderate throughout her time as a congresswoman from a moderate to conservative district in upstate New York.  Once elected to the Senate, she abandoned moderation.  Now, it's nearly impossible to get to her left.  Cory Booker is a fabulist.  He used an imaginary friend — "T-Bone" — to tell self-serving stories in furtherance of his image.

Hoax Victimology — and the Search for the Black Cat at Midnight.  The Jussie Smollett matter is riveting.  The rush to judgment is exactly the hallmark of the Left — rushing to convict Brett M. Kavanaugh based on lies, [...] lies, and more [...] lies.  Rushing to convict the Duke lacrosse players.  Rushing to convict the rapist of Lena Dunham for a rape that never happened.  Rushing to convict a Columbia University student, even as he was shamed and disgraced publicly by "The Mattress Girl," with Columbia University ultimately having to settle with him.  Rushing to convict the University of Virginia fraternity.  Rushing to convict the people accused by Al Sharpton over Tawana Brawley.  Rushing to believe the Ferguson Michael Brown "Hands up, Don't Shoot!" lie and racing to convict a good police officer.  Rushing to convict more good police officers in Baltimore over the Freddie Gray lies.  And the Trayvon Martin lies.  Rushing to convict Nick Sandmann.

Yes, Women Can Lie.  [Scroll down]  Leftism is, and has always been, about trying to persuade the general public to accept as truth things that are objectively false, from Marxist economics ("It works even though it never has") to the New Soviet Man ("We can breed selfishness out of the human character") to Lysenkoism ("Genes are a myth!").  In current times, we should have shut that [stuff] down the minute leftists told us that asthma inhalers were a greater threat to the polar icecaps than the private jets of millionaires (let's not forget that the CFC inhaler ban was passed under George W. Bush — another example of Republicans going along with leftist insanity so as not to be slammed as Hitlers by the people who slam us as Hitlers anyway).  And now, it's become a litmus test that to not be condemned as a Hitler, one must accept that a man who thinks he's a woman "on the inside" is actually a full-fledged biological woman.  That's what the left does.  Like cult leaders, leftists are not content to believe their own nonsense.  They must force you to believe it, too.  Because that's how you know you've broken someone, that's how you know you can bend them to your will... when you can persuade them to see what isn't there, and accept as truth that which is objectively false.

The Leftist Fake Reality.  It's hard to talk to leftists because they are so full of falsehoods.
  The economy was horrible under Obama because Bush messed it up.
  The economy is great under Trump because of Obama.
  No one lost their health insurance because of Obamacare.
  Iran is not going to get the atom bomb due to Obama.
  DACA was constitutional.
  Trump colluded with Russia.
  Hillary didn't collude with Russia.
  All the global warming models are right.
  It's ok for leftists to silence speech they don't like.
  No matter what happens with climate or weather it's all due to global warming.
  Even though Trump keeps winning he's an idiot.
  Protecting illegals who commit serious crimes in the US is a good thing to do.

Lying for Money and Power.  The Democrats are doing the same thing to Donald Trump that they did to Ronald Reagan — questioning his sanity, claiming he is senile and unstable, denying his fitness for office.  There are two differences:  the Democratic Party controls the press more monolithically today than it did [during] the 1980s, and the Democrats hate Trump even more than they hated Reagan — something I never expected to see.

The Media That Cried Wolf.  "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" is one of many of Aesop's fables. [...] The moral is that nobody believes a liar, even when he is telling the truth.  How is a twenty-five-hundred-year-old story relevant today?  Let's rewrite the fable bringing it up to date.  The shepherd boy today is the collection of social justice warriors throughout the media, academia, and entertainment worlds, basically the core of the modern Democrat Party.

When Truth Becomes Obscene.  The most appalling and troubling spectacle of the American Left's bag of tricks is their refusal to simply tell the truth. [...] The American Left's entire political discourse is built on false language.  Lies.  Trickery.  Fallacies.  Where words do not mean what they actually mean.  Where one cannot actually state the nature of an issue, in plain and common language, without being called a racist, white supremacist, fascist, homophobic, misogynist knuckle-dragger that deserves to have their head bashed with a threaded lead pipe.  Even though they are uncomfortable, facts are what we must have to survive as a country.

The Wages of Inversion.  We live in an age in which things are no longer what they are supposed to be.  Words have come to denote the opposite of what they signify. [...] Thus a blood-saturated religion is rinsed for public consumption as the "religion of peace."  An insurgent army of fascist brownshirts calls itself Antifa.  "Inclusion" has come to mean the exclusion of those who do not conform to a prescribed ideology.  "Diversity" is an antonymic synonym for monolithic groupthink.  "Affirmative action" arms racism in the guise of anti-racism.

Timely news and commentary: This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2024 by Andrew K. Dart

Behold the Monster You Created.  [Scroll down]  Well, my friends.  You miscalculated. [...] You supported the draconian COVID mask mandates and travel restrictions because Science Is Real, and the only opposition came from flyover state knuckle draggers who think the earth is flat.  Though the jackboot government dictates had an eerie test-run-for-next-time feeling, you were more worried that your friends would ostracize you as a "denier" if you didn't follow in the hallowed footsteps of Saint Fauci.  But you have since discovered that your collective Chicken Little freakout set back our schools, our economy, and pretty much all societal progress for at least two years and that the face diaper police lied to us about almost everything.

If Trump wins in November, watch out.  [Scroll down]  What can they [the Democrats] possibly do in the face of certain defeat and no other options?  There are some disturbing possibilities.  The facts and the law wouldn't seem to allow for this, but we've seen a lot of disturbing possibilities in the past few years that also shouldn't have been allowed by law, such as the buying of votes with the paying off of student loans when the Supreme Court ruled against the concept, or changing of the definitions of terms in the law to come up with new ways of regulating the right of self-defense.  So would it be that much of a stretch to forward the possibility of "temporarily postponing" the election "for a few weeks" in the face of a "serious crisis"?  Anti-liberty leftists are masters at lying with language. [...] The soft language of hard tyranny will be the start, followed by a full-court press from the nation's socialist media — couching this idea in terms of "patriotism."  Remember "15 days to slow the spread," which quickly morphed into months and then years?  Whole portions of the media complex are as far away from "objective" as you can get.  They would universally call this a commonsense measure, and anyone who dared object an "insurrectionist" and a danger to democracy — just to peg the needle on the irony scale.

Hit parade of lies from the Left.  Here are just a few of the lies the Left have been force-feeding us.
  •   Men can be women:  Lie.
  •   Men can get pregnant:  Lie.
  •   Men can nurse:  Lie.
  •   Trans is good:  Lie.
  •   Trans is not a neurosis:  Lie.
  •   Fat is beautiful:  Lie.
  •   2020 was not stolen:  Lie.
  •   Vaccines work as promised:  Lie.
  •   Drag queen story hour is good for little kids:  Lie.
  •   Democrats are "for the little guy": Lie.
  •   You can be anything you want to be:  Lie.
  •   Diversity is our strength:  Lie.
  •   Donald Trump was not railroaded:  Lie.
  •   Gays are born that way:  Lie.
  •   Systemic racism exists:  Lie.
  •   Prosecuting black crime is racist:  Lie.
  •   White people are racists, especially when they deny it:  Lie.
  •   Merit is anachronistic:  Lie.
  •   American public schools educate:  Lie.
  •   Trump is a criminal:  Lie.
  •   Israel was the aggressor on October 7th:  Lie.
  •   Vaccines are good:  Lie.
  •   The Chinese spy balloon was a weather balloon:  Lie.
  •   The border is secure:  Lie.
  •   The women of The View can think rationally:  Lie.
All these lies and far too many more have been generated on the Left for mass consumption.  Happily, recent news reports are leaking out, first as a trickle, and now more forcefully, that all those lies are being recognized as lies.

The Editor says...
I think the writer left out "Epstein killed himself," among other things.

Rejecting the Status Quo Is the Only Way to Survive.  Can men give birth?  Do cow [emissions] cause tornadoes?  Must "disinformation" tsars censor words to protect free speech?  Should Democrats jail opponents in order to save "democracy"?  If you listen to the propaganda press, these are some of the most important queries of our time. [...] The easiest way to navigate this Kafkaesque environment is to follow a simple rule:  whatever the government says, believe the opposite.  Obama promised that socialized medicine would lower health care costs without benefiting illegal aliens; a decade and a half later, the only people who can afford Obamacare are the illegal aliens who get it for free!  Homeland (in)Security doofus Mayorkas still claims the U.S. border is secure, even as foreign terrorists and Chinese nationals flash middle fingers at television cameras documenting America's invasion.  Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer passed an "Inflation Reduction Act" that has done nothing but exacerbate inflation.  Obama doesn't care; the border has disappeared; and rampant inflation is the goal!

It's Not That Fauci Lies That's Outrageous.  It's That They Lie for Fauci.  If we have learned nothing else during the pandemic, everybody ought to agree at least that Anthony Fauci is a pathological liar.  I have given up on being outraged about the little man behaving in a little way.  He is a sociopath — and I don't mean that (solely) as an insult. [...] Anthony Fauci definitely fits the bill.  He has zero regard for others, surrounds himself with sycophants who will worship him, works in an office filled with pictures of himself, and designed policies that created a virus that killed millions, impoverished millions more, condemned people to dying alone, harmed countless children, and...well, fill in the blanks, because there are too many for me to list.  Obviously, Fauci should be reviled for his actions and moral crimes against humanity, but that is not really what I want to discuss.  [Tweet]  Fauci's enablers, especially those in the scientific community and the mainstream media, still fill me with anger.  His defenders in Congress are contemptible.  And all of them did it for money, power, and usually ideology.

The Top 20 Lies of the 2020s.  Lying is an epidemic even worse than COVID.  Our president and his press secretaries seem to lie with every word they say and deny facts that anyone with a pair of eyes can see for himself.  Scientists and doctors, formerly among the most trusted members of our society, lie to foster popular environmental theories and get government grants, or to promote Big Pharma and deter people from effective treatments.  Our news media no longer report the news; they shape the news as instructed.  Here is just a sample of commonly promoted lies starting in 2020. [...]

They lie because they get away with it.  The death of Morgan Spurlock showed why people in the media lie.  They get away with it and it pays well.  He made a movie for $65,000 called Super Size Me and collected a hefty share of its $22 million gross at the box office.  The premise was he ate nothing but McDonald's food for 30 days and it ruined his health.  The food did not.  He died of cancer not obesity.  His liver likely was in bad shape but it wasn't from milkshakes and Big Macs.  It was from 40 years of drinking, going back to when he was 13.  Nevertheless, the media sold the lie for 20 years, and continued the lie in his obituaries, although a few outlets included a paragraph or two buried in the story that put his lie in perspective. [...] The media heavily promoted him and his movie when it debuted 20 years ago.  Overnight, journalists became instant dietitians — just like they became instant virologists 4 years ago when covid 19 arrived from Wuhan.

This Is Not the 1960s.  It was inevitable that the American Marxists would go down the road of justifying the current premediated chaos on college campuses by claiming it is no different than the marches, demonstrations, and unrest on college campuses during the 1960s.  This absurd comparison is nothing more than a juvenile attempt to wrap Marxism, virulent anti-Americanism, support for Islamic terrorism, and malicious antisemitism in the flags of the Civil Rights and Vietnam War movements.  The impetus behind the Civil Rights and Vietnam War movements, before they were hijacked by the radical Marxists, was a desire to make certain the nation lived up to its ideals not to transform it into an oppressive one-party socialist oligarchy and a society fraught with renewed racism, corruption, and duplicity.

A Worthwhile Reminder When Anyone Talks About Trust in U.S. Government.  This well assembled video is recirculating as a reminder of what took place during the media hype of the COVID-19 alarmism.  It's easy to forget just how crazy and insane the lying and manipulation actually was; this video captures only a small element of the demanded narrative.  When anyone asks a question about why so many Americans no longer trust institutions or U.S. government leadership, the issues within this video serve as a mic drop.  [Video clip]  These same media voices demanded everyone accept the fraud of the Trump-Russia narrative; then these same voices demanded we ignore the truth of the Hunter Biden laptop; then these same voices demanded again that we adhere to their untested vaccine position; and now they demand we pay attention to their narrative around the fraudulent Lawfare cases against President Trump.

Why would the public ever trust media outlets [...] ?  [Scroll down]  So why would it be a surprise that the people who support Obama and Biden would also support the protesters wreaking anti-Jew havoc across the nation? [...] The media also pretends that Trump politicized the Justice Department[,] when that is most certainly Obama and Biden.  They pretend that Democrat policies want to help the poor and minorities, when the goal of Democrats for over sixty years has been to make more people dependent on the government, instead of giving them more of an opportunity to move up the economic ladder due to the joys of capitalism.  The media and other Democrats acted surprised and shocked at how much damage keeping schools closed caused children.  Only an idiot would be surprised.  They pretend that rich people like Bill Gates, Obama, George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, John Kerry, and others care about their carbon footprint as they fly in private jets, own multiple mansions, and buy yachts.  They pretend that rich people buying worthless pieces of paper called carbon credits reduces their massive carbon footprint.  Those pieces of paper do nothing.

Unearthed Emails Show Legacy Media Cozying Up to Disgraced Censorship Group.  Never-before-seen emails reveal how several legacy media outlets closely aligned themselves with a disgraced censorship entity, accused of leading the censorship of Republicans and conservatives on social media.  Documents reviewed by MRC Free Speech America indicate that certain leftist, legacy media outlets — including The Washington Post, The Guardian, ABC News, NBC News, Vice and others — collaborated closely with the anti-free speech Election Integrity Partnership (EIP), a now-defunct consortium of researchers and universities with ties to government agencies and embroiled in censorship controversies.

Police Report Contradicts DC Councilman's Mugging Story.  An embattled Washington, D.C. councilman recently told the press he was the victim of an assault that took place a few years ago; however, the incident's corresponding police report contradicts key details of the councilman's story.  Democratic Councilman Charles Allen, who supported defunding the police in 2020, spoke to The New York Times in March about a recall effort he is facing due to his positions on crime, at one point relaying an anecdote about how he was struck with a pistol during a recent assault and that his attackers discharged a firearm next to his head.  A police report obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation, however, indicates that he gave officers a slightly different account than the one he relayed to NYT.  "Mr. Allen was assaulted and pistol-whipped a few years ago, he said, by two people who shot a gun right next to his head, neither of whom was ever caught," the NYT's story reads.  However, Allen reported the incident to D.C. police in 2006, nearly two decades ago and not "a few years ago" as he told the NYT.  Also absent from Allen's 2006 account to police is any mention of his assailants firing a gun right next to his head.

Marxist Health Officials Want You Committed.  One of the more insidious features of Marxism's manipulation of language is its stigmatization of opposing points of view as some form of mental disorder.  Opposition to "gay marriage" is said to be a "sign" of homophobia.  Distrusting Islamic terrorists who celebrate 9/11 and shout, "Death to America," is a "symptom" of Islamophobia.  Wanting the federal government to secure our borders and enforce existing immigration law "reveals" underlying xenophobia.  Not wanting biological men to force their way into ladies' locker-rooms and showers suggests that a person "suffers" from dreaded transphobia.  Notice that all these purported psychiatric disorders are categorized as "phobias," or more plainly, as "irrational fears."  Marxists routinely use loaded medical language not only to demonize or disgrace their foes but also to transform any political disagreement into something that it is not. [...] You could say that Marxists are committed to the lie that opposition to Marxism rests on irrational fear.

SSCI Chairman Mark Warner Lies About FISA-702 Fundamentals.  This statement by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner is so fraudulent in narrative construct it's almost ridiculous. "SEN. WARNER: Let's remember what 702 is.  It is the ability for the United States government to surveil, listen in, on non-Americans foreigners who are abroad."  Absolutely nothing about this statement is accurate.  Foreigners do not have U.S constitutional protection.  All foreign communications can be intercepted without issue, without FISA.  FISA-702 authority only pertains to Americans.  The term "702" is specifically referencing private communication with/by an American.  [Video clip]

All truth is relative, according to National Public Radio's far-Left CEO.  NPR's far-left CEO Katherine Maher:  "Our reverence for the truth might be a distraction that's getting in the way of finding common ground and getting things done."  [Tweet with video clip]

Congress Is Lying to You About FISA.  The first lesson we're going to learn is that a lot of powerful people in the Congress are liars.  They lie without shame, in fact, with pride.  And they do so at the behest of or because of blackmail instituted by the intel agencies.  And at the head of that list would be the chairman of the House intel committee, Mike Turner of Ohio.  We're going to play a clip from Mike Turner of Ohio saying exactly the opposite of what is true here.  Is Mike Turner reassuring you that face, it would never, under the face of law, the U.S. government would never be allowed to spy on you without a war, because that's unconstitutional.  It never happened.  It never will happen.

Powerful people lie to the public.  You can go back through the centuries and find essays, songs, drawings, and folktales that all attest to the timeless truth that every generation sees its "rulers" as an unworthy camarilla of cutthroats, liars, backstabbers, and thieves.  Still, the lies being told today are just so brazen.  Damaging tornado?  That's what we get for driving cars.  Too many white mathematicians?  Obviously another bout of "systemic racism" rearing its ugly head.  Trump's beating Biden in the polls?  Duh — that's because America runs on "hate"!  Disney and other child-grooming companies keep telling us that the only way to protect America's youth is to put them on puberty blockers and let them dance for skeevy adults.  We used to call those skeevy adults "pedophiles," but now the medical community insists that we treat them with more respect.  I have trouble respecting a profession that wants me to respect child molesters.

How to spot the next mania: Each new panic follows the same playbook.  The social mania displays a few consistent characteristics.  First and foremost, it never seems like a social mania at the time.  In the thick of a widespread preoccupation, its precepts simply seem like the truth.  Trans women are women; get over it.  Or:  masculinity is toxic; virtually all women have been subject to sexual torment and male abuse of power; regarding any accusations they make, no matter how far-fetched or petty, women must be believed.  Or:  Covid-19 is so lethal, and such a threat to our endurance as a species, that we've no choice but to shut down our whole economies and abdicate our every civil liberty to contain the disease.  Or:  all Western countries are "systemically racist"; all white people are genetically racist; the police are all racist (even if they're black) and should be defunded or abolished; the only remedy for "structural racism" is anti-meritocratic, over-compensatory racial quotas in hiring and education.

Nadler Claims No Men Are in Women's Sports.  As leftists go about remaking reality to suit themselves or fooling themselves into thinking they're getting away with doing so, there are still a few pockets of resistance here and there.  But Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-New York SSR) has just done his part to shore up the party line, insisting that "men do not compete in women's sports."  Back in the real world, meanwhile, men who demand that the world treat them as women have now won nearly 300 titles in female sporting events.

This Is Biden's Reelection Pitch?  We recently received a Biden-Harris campaign fundraising email, and if this is the best pitch they can make, then Joe Biden deserves to lose, bigly.  It's full of lies.  It's completely disconnected from reality.  Biden takes no responsibility for the nation's current troubles, and offers absolutely no solutions.  The email begins "I know this message is long."  Except it's not — it's less than 430 words, which isn't much for an email that promises to remind readers "of all the things we have been able to accomplish because of our victory in 2020."  The next sentence is a flat-out lie.  "When Kamala and I were sworn in over two years ago, the economy was on its back."  The truth is that when Joe and Kamala were sworn in, the economy was roaring back.  Gross domestic product had regained the ground it lost in COVID-19 recession — a recession that lasted only two months, making it the shortest in recorded U.S. history.  Half of the people who lost jobs were back at work.  The stock market had climbed above its pre-COVID peak.

Gaza:  Truths Behind All the Lies.  [Lie #1]  "Occupied Gaza."  Prior to October 7, there were roughly two million Arab citizens of Israel but no Jewish citizens in Gaza.  Gazans in 2006 voted in Hamas to rule them.  It summarily executed its Palestinian Authority rivals.  Hamas cancelled all future scheduled elections.  It established a dictatorship and diverted hundreds of billions of dollars in international aid to build a vast underground labyrinth of military installations.  [Lie #2]  "Collateral Damage."  Hamas began the war by deliberately targeting civilians.  It massacred them on October 7 when it invaded Israel during a time of peace and holidays.  It sent more than 7,000 rockets into Israeli cities for the sole purpose of killing noncombatants.  It has no vocabulary for the collateral damage of Israeli civilians, since it believes any Jewish death under any circumstances is cause for celebration.  Hamas places its terrorist centers beneath and inside hospitals, schools, and mosques.  Why?  Israel is assumed to have more reservations about collaterally hitting Gaza civilians than Hamas does exposing them as human shields.

Judge McAfee Ruling Is The Latest Blow to Public Trust in Government.  Quite simply, of late, the unbelievability of the government's positions and actions has escalated significantly:
  •   We are supposed to believe that the southern border is secure, the millions of impoverished, military-age males flowing into our country pose no threat to our economy, culture, or national security, and the only people opposed to this invasion are racists.
  •   We are supposed to believe America is a fundamentally, systemically racist country.
  •   We are supposed to believe a new economic principle holding that paying the same price for a smaller bag of Doritos is intrinsically different from and somehow more sinister than paying a higher price for the same size bag of Doritos.
  •   We are supposed to believe that our withdrawal from Afghanistan was a well-planned and brilliant success, not one of the worst military and foreign relations disasters in our lifetimes.
  •   We are supposed to believe that DEI is a far better rubric than merit for making all our institutions — even our military — better.
  •   We are supposed to believe that it is perfectly fair and right for biological male athletes to compete against biological females — despite the former being dramatically overrepresented in winners' circles.
This list could go on for pages, but some of the examples are far weightier than others.  The Russia Hoax, arguably the most corrupt, treasonous scandal ever orchestrated by the cabal of governmental agencies, opposition party, and media, delivered a massive body blow to government credibility.  The COVID scandals — from identifying origination to lockdowns to the efficacy of the vaccines — and the Hunter Biden laptop scandal fully exposed in the Twitter Files release were a one/two punch combination that left government credibility on teetering legs.

Guilty! — But Not Really Guilty?  In 2011, then Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama, John Brennan, swore before Congress that drone-targeted assassination missions near the Pakistani border had not led to "a single collateral death."  That was an obvious lie with grave consequences, given that Brennan was sworn under oath and was one of the top officials in the US national security community.  Yet there were no subsequent repercussions.  In fact, the opposite occurred.  Brennan was subsequently rewarded with a 2013 appointment as CIA Director.  But the next year, once again, Brennan lied to Congress, assuring the Senate Intelligence Committee that his CIA had not secretly accessed senate staffers' computers.  Again, there were no consequences for his repeated lies.  Instead, Brennan, upon retirement, went on to be an MSNBC/NBC analyst who helped to promulgate the Russian collusion/laptop disinformation hoaxes.

Consequences Minus Truth.  A society hostile to truth can't possibly remain civilized, because it will also be hostile to reality.  That appears to be the disposition of the people running things in the USA these days.  The problem, of course, is that this is not a reality-optional world, despite the wishes of many Americans (and other peoples of Western Civ) who wish it would be.

'I did not exonerate him': Robert Hur sets Dem rep straight on conclusion of report.  Special counsel Robert Hur corrected Democratic Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal at a Tuesday hearing when she said his report exonerated President Joe Biden for his handling of classified documents.  Hur issued his report in February on Biden's handling of classified documents, deciding not to pursue charges against the president because he would be unlikely to get a conviction.  Jayapal asserted Hur's report exonerated Biden, but the special counsel disputed her statement.  [Video clip]  "This lengthy, expensive, and independent investigation resulted in a complete exoneration of President Joe Biden," Jayapal said.  "For every document you discussed in your report, you found insufficient evidence that the president violated any laws about possession or retention of classified materials."  "[Exoneration] is not a word that I used in the report," Hur asserted.  "And that's not part of my task as a prosecutor."  Jayapal talked over Hur as he elaborated on his answer.  "You exonerated him," she said.  "I did not exonerate him," Hur responded.  "That word does not appear in the report, congresswoman."

Leftists retain power only by lying to their base.  Leftists are masters at endlessly repeating conclusions that advance their positions, even when facts belie those conclusions.  These are now-mainstream examples:
  •   January 6th was an insurrection.  This lie has been repeated so much that polar bears in Alaska believe it.  We will disprove this point below.
  •   Trump is presumptively guilty of the charges partisan prosecutors bring.  This precludes him from holding any public office, and he should already be in jail.  He's a twice-impeached president they claim, never mind that he was twice not found guilty.
  •   Climate change is (a) real, (b) man-caused, and (c) an existential threat to the world.  That reality invariably disproves their predictions is irrelevant.  The ideology has been ingrained in our youth to the point of gospel, allowing leftists to "fundamentally transform" America.  To end this imaginary crisis, the modern world must stop using fossil fuels, even if that means the collapse of societies and mass starvation.
  •   America is a hegemonic nation built by evil white people.  The only solution is to tear it down and reform it into a people's paradise, preferably using DIE processes.
  •   The Palestinian cause is just, and Israel must be defeated and pushed into the sea.  Hamas soldiers are merely freedom fighters working to accomplish this and, being victims, any atrocities are justified.
  •   American Jews are unworthy, have no rights to live peaceably, and should be excluded from public life.
Note:  All these memes are taught to our children in our K-16 educational system.  All are grounded in Marxism.

Biden took a recovering economy and intentionally wrecked it.
Biden Falsely Says He Inherited An Economy on Brink of Collapse.  Claim:  Biden claimed that the U.S. economy was on the brink of disaster when he took office.  "I inherited an economy that was on the brink.  Now our economy is the envy of the world!" Biden said.  Verdict:  False.  President Biden inherited an economy that was strongly rebounding from the pandemic.  In the fourth quarter of 2020, the economy grew at an annual rate of 4.3 percent.  In the prior quarter, it had grown at an annual rate of 33.1 percent, as the economy whipsawed from lockdown to reopening.  As Biden took office, in the first quarter of 2021, the economy was growing at a 5.2 percent annual rate.  (Until the Department of Commerce revised its calculations last fall, this was reported as an annual rate of 6.3 percent.)

Fourteen Russian Hoaxes and What Explains Them.  Whenever we hear our government or its servants in the media make a politically charged claim about Russia, we should refresh our memories of the many stories that turned out to be hoaxes surrounding that country.  Here is a brief list to keep handy:
  [#1]   The Russian Co-Signers Hoax:  In August of 2018, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell claimed Russian oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin cosigned loans to Donald Trump from Deutsche Bank.  MSNBC quickly retracted the claim when Trump threatened to sue. [...]
  [#2]   The Trump Tower Russians Hoax:  In July of 2017, The New York Times reported that Donald Trump, Jr. met with a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, at Trump Tower in 2016 in the hope that she had opposition research against Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.  Although a meeting did take place, the "Russian" in question shared a client with Fusion GPS — the firm Clinton hired to frame Trump for colluding with Russia.  Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson had dinner with her on the night before and after the Trump Tower meeting and the opposition research used to bait Donald Trump, Jr. came directly from Fusion GPS.
  [#3]   The Hunter Biden Russian Disinformation Hoax:  In October of 2020, shortly after The New York Post reported on the contents of Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop, 51 intelligence officials signed a letter characterizing the story as Russian disinformation. [...]
[#14] The Russian/DNC Hack Hoax: [...]

Biden and Dems' total disconnect from reality:  Whatever they say, trust the opposite is true.  It's always Opposite Day for them.  Whatever they say, the opposite is the truth.  Up is down and black is white.  And because Democrats control most of the media, they get to make the truth whatever it is they want it to be.  So, after three years living in President Biden's fantasy world, we finally have fallen through the looking glass with Alice in Wonderland, where nothing is what it is because everything is what it isn't.

Biden's border blame game is a cynical lie and everyone knows it.  Biden's first tactic for cushioning the political fallout from his self-inflicted border crisis was to deny it.  He and his purported Homeland Security Director assured us the border was "secure."  The people could see, however, that it wasn't.  It's hard to conceal the illegal immigration of a population the size of Arizona.  Were the people supposed to believe their own lyin' eyes, or the guy that told us he never talked with Hunter about Hunter's "business" matters, that he was at the World Trade Center the day after 9/11, that the price of gas is down since he took office, that his collapse in Afghanistan was a great success, that his son was killed in Iraq, and that he used to drive a tractor trailer?  Eventually, Biden realized that the people were choosing to believe the first — their own eyes.  They could see with their own eyes that there was a crisis at the border.  Plan B was to blame someone else for the crisis.  The Republicans!

The Putrid Myth of Stolen Land.  The left poisons everything.  They start with something somewhat plausible, land protection, climate mitigation and it invariably ends up in chaos and destruction, and always always rich people getting richer off poor people.  Green energy is the biggest transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich since medieval enclosures.  In the past month, it became clear scholarship has been turned into a kindergarten of thieves and liars.  You cannot believe anything.  As a prominent business podcaster said this week, 'we have to assume going forward that all doctoral theses are plagiarized.  From here on in, you have to prove it isn't'.  Nor can you duplicate studies.  They are all fantasies created by activists.  Everything coming out of a lab that feeds government policy is plain untruth meant to feather the nest of whatever activist group funded the study.  Where I live they tried to stop tree cutting based on a lie so flagrant it could be disproved by Wikipedia's first sentence on the supposedly endangered tree.  We live in Absurdistan.

We Are in an Abusive Relationship with Our Government.  California is now covering the costs of genital-mutilating surgeries for illegal aliens.  Leftism's slippery slope invariably leads to depraved absurdity.  Consider how Governor (receding) Hairdo and the Pyrite State's other communist saboteurs have greased the shifting ground under Californians' feet:
  [#1]   There is no illegal immigration crisis.
  [#2]   There may be a crisis, but California taxpayers won't be paying for it.
  [#3]   Taxpayers may have to foot the bill for the illegal immigration crisis, but California will do nothing to incentivize illegal immigration.
  [#4]   After further review, these aliens aren't "illegal," but rather "undocumented."
  [#5]   Health care is a human right.
  [#6]   California must provide "undocumented" aliens healthcare.
  [#7]   Mutilating the genitals to make them look like the opposite sex is health care.
  [#8]   California taxpayers must pay for "undocumented" aliens' genital surgery.
  [#9]   Californians who object to paying for undocumented aliens' genital surgery may be guilty of "hate" crimes and will be prosecuted.

Washington State Rep Says The Problem With Crime In His State Is White People.  State Rep. Jake Fey (D) says he witnessed lawlessness on the roadways while doing a ride-along.  He called it a "cultural issue" and blamed "young white males."  This is liberal insanity at a new level.  The vast majority of crime in Washington, as is in other states, are perpetrated by young, black makes.  [Video clip]

DNC Tells Democrats the Upcoming Presidential Primary Is "Meaningless".  As the DNC is telling New Hampshire Democrats the upcoming primary is "meaningless," the background Democrat control officers like David Plouffe are telling them to vote for Nikki Haley.  The New Hampshire Attorney General has had enough of this manipulative scheming and sends a letter to the DNC telling them to stop.

A Culture in Collapse.  In this new America of ours, Joe Biden is hale and savvy, while Hunter did nothing wrong.  Our heroes are Dylan Mulvaney, Gen. Rachel Levine, and the two Sams, Bankman-Fried and Brinton.  In today's America, Karin Jean-Pierre is truthful, while Alejandro Mayorkas is honest.  An innocent and saintly George Floyd was randomly murdered; his death proof of systemic police racism.  And defunding the police brought calm and quiet, in the way our border is secure and the homeless are mere victims.  Dr. Jill is an impressive academic.  Oprah and LeBron are the downtrodden and victimized.  Gen. Mark Milley is a brave maverick, and so is Adam Schiff.  The flight from Afghanistan marked a brilliantly organized retreat.  The Chinese balloon really did not take too many pictures of sensitive areas.  January 6 was an armed insurrection, preplanned by fiery conspirators and revolutionaries.  Ashli Babbitt deserved to be blasted in the neck for entering a broken window.  Kamala Harris is a wordsmith.  Russian collusion really happened.  So did Russian laptop disinformation.  Christopher Steele's dossier was mostly true, in the fashion of Claudine Gay's dissertation and Barack Obama's memoir.

Why Is Everything So Stupid?  The Climate Scam is the Father of Lies.  And John Kerry is its progenitor.  Well acquainted with power, he has spent the last thirty years insinuating climate panic into every discipline, every sector, forcing every CEO to confess that what is unreal is real, that what is not a problem is a problem, and demands your sacrifice.  The national security state was tasked with selling the climate scam, bullying every plutocrat feeding off government dollars — Bezos, Musk, Gates, whatever fascist fiend runs Google — to sell this idiocy, this madness.  Everyone who protested was sidelined, which means anyone both intelligent and principled was sent to the sidelines.  And with the departure of the principled, the unethical, or the go-along-to-get-along gang took power.  And to keep power, they lied. [...] The climate is not changing in dramatic ways.  Human activity is probably NOT the chief driver.  And nobody is agreeing on anything.  Media were bullied, universities were bullied, every institution was tasked with climate emissions draw-down.

Biden's Campaign Message 2024.  The Biden's administration's agents in social media censored his political opponents before the 2020 election, including censoring the true Hunter Biden laptop story.  The Biden administration have still been working with social media to censor Americans after the election. [...] It was under the great foreign policy expert Biden's watch that the bloody wars in Ukraine and in Israel erupted, while Venezuela is threating to invade its tiny neighboring country of Guyana, while, by contrast, the allegedly inexperienced Trump (Putin's puppet according to Democrat partisans and buffoonish comedians), was the only one of the last four presidents on whose watch Putin did not invade one of its neighboring countries.  Biden has insulted the American people by claiming that his Afghanistan withdrawal was an "extraordinary success," a view not shared by the families of all the people needlessly killed and injured that day.

Waking Up to the Age of Deception.  Each day in this "Age of Deception" constantly raises challenges in finding reliable information.  The 2024 election has already demonstrated that disinformation will be used regarding the economy, climate, immigration, voting, and woke thinking.  The legal attacks against former president Donald Trump are a example of vicious deception.  Another example where truth has become a minor consideration is the Israel/Gaza conflict.  We are shown scores of contradictory reports, each of them appealing to our most primitive emotions.  Fake news identification has expanded due to the growth of digital communication and social media.  In the field of journalism, information is power.  It doesn't matter whether it is true or not, only that it is persuasive.  Individuals now have a wider range of news sources, which disseminate biased perspectives.  The echo chamber effect gives self-proclaimed attention seekers the power to spread their deceptive message.

A Guide to Leftist Lies.  [Scroll down]  Sloganeering lies.  These are the cute little slogans they keep repeating to maintain a certain narrative.  We've all heard them:
"Socialism has never been tried before."
It's failed in many forms and formats for more than 400 years.
"No one is talking about taking anyone's guns."
This is a lie, proven by the existence of unconstitutional "red flag" gun confiscation orders, and they're talking about taking everyone's guns.
"We need to have a national conversation about ____."
(When we're always talking about that subject.)

Biden Team in Disarray Over Messaging, 'Working With Social Media Platforms to Counter Misinformation'.  According to a new Washington Post story, the Biden team is at its wit's end.  They don't know what to do to convince the American people that the economy is in good shape.  Of course, part of the reason they're failing so badly is because people know how much more they've had to pay for everything, and they see the high interest rates.  Young people who would like to buy a home can't even do so in the current economy.  But they're still trying to sell this to us, such as by claiming Thanksgiving was cheaper this year.  They leave out that it was more expensive than when Joe Biden came in and hit everything with Bidenflation.  Their latest efforts were an example of how badly they are failing with the public.

The fourth annual Hoax-of-the-Year awards!  As usual, there are a number of continuing hoaxes that deserve mention, such as The Any Number of Illegal Immigrants Make the Country Better and Richer Hoax.  However, this hoax, stupefying as it is, may be on its last legs.  Even some Democrats seem to be sobering up in this regard.  Several other hoaxes have taken further hits in 2023, including The Most of Those Working in the FBI And DOJ Are Good People Hoax, and The Teachers Are All Selfless, Underpaid Angels Who Love Our Kids Hoax.  Conversely, one hoax that continues to gain traction, at least among academics, is The Competence, Punctuality and Discipline Are All Aspects of White Supremacy Hoax.  In fact, many colleges are dispensing with entrance standards altogether.  It should be noted that The Marijuana Is Good for You Hoax is also still in good stead, though for how much longer no one knows.  And, incredibly, against all odds, The Men Can Get Pregnant Too Hoax appears to be holding its ground, if not gaining more adherents.  A closely related ruse, The One Sex Can Become the Other Just by Saying So Hoax, is similarly alive and well.  This is a foundational hoax, breathtaking in scope and import, truly preposterous.

Biden brags that egg prices are down 22% after tripling in price since he took office.  According to the White House, history had not begun when the president was born 81 years ago.  It didn't even begin when Joe Biden became president nearly three years ago.  Instead, the executive branch would like you to believe that history and price levels began only one year ago.  [Tweet]  There's a reason just 2% of voters polled by the New York Times said that the economy under "Bidenomics" is excellent:  they weren't born yesterday.  We're currently in year three of the worst inflationary crisis of the past 40, and tone-deaf posts like this one from the White House feel like an insult to the common sense of the public.  Airline tickets may be 13% lower than they were a year ago, but they're 21% higher than they were when Biden took office.  Rental car rates are down 9.6% from a year ago, but they're up 55% since Biden took office.  Egg prices may be down 22% from a year ago, but they're up 40% since Biden took office.  Milk prices may be down 1.6% from last year, but they're up 11% since Biden took office.  Bacon prices may be down 5.1% from last year, but they're up 24% since Biden took office.

Elon Musk Should Sue Media Matters Into Oblivion.  Over the weekend, Elon Musk said he plans to file a "thermonuclear lawsuit" against Media Matters for America, a left-wing propaganda shop whose sole reason for existing is to churn out deceptive, fake studies designed to pressure large firms to pull advertising from media outlets and platforms that don't toe the leftist line.  That's precisely what Media Matters did last week when it released a bogus "report" alleging that X, formerly Twitter, runs ads for Apple, Bravo, IBM, Oracle, and Xfinity next to "pro-Nazi content."  Sure enough, after this report was published Thursday, Apple, IBM, and a bunch of other companies fell for the scam and announced they were pulling ads from X.  Then on Monday, Musk's X filed a lawsuit against Media Matters, alleging the organization "knowingly and maliciously manufactured side-by-side images depicting advertisers' posts on X Corp.'s social media platform beside Neo-Nazi and white-nationalist fringe content and then portrayed these manufactured images as if they were what typical X users experience on the platform."  But of course, nothing about the Media Matters report was typical.  The whole thing was contrived, a ruse that Musk quickly exposed.

Biden Casts Doubt on Polls, Laying Groundwork To Delegitimize 2024 Election.  There's still a long way to go before Election Day in 2024, but President Joe Biden is already dismissing polls that show him losing to Donald Trump as inaccurate, raising the specter that if he loses next November he will argue the election was not legitimate. [...] The president is immensely unpopular.  Biden's job approval numbers are underwater even in deep-blue states such as California.  Just 39 percent of Americans approve of his job performance, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released last week.  This is dangerous.  Biden's refusal to accept the results of these polls — conducted in part by the esteemed and unassailable journalists at the New York Times — is a dog whistle to his extremist supporters that threatens the very principles on which our cherished democracy was founded.  Biden's strategy is clear:  Convince his base — comprising associate professors, multiple home owners, corporate lawyers, and suburban wine moms — that it is not possible for him to lose a fair and legitimate election in 2024.  Therefore, if he loses, it must be, by definition, illegitimate.

Records Show Adam Schiff Financed $1.7 Million Maryland Home As 'Prinicipal Residence'.  A California Republican House hopeful told RedState she uncovered a scheme by Rep. Adam Schiff (D.-Calif.), who is running for the California Senate seat vacated by the passing of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, where the congressman reported his Maryland home as his primary residence to secure a lower mortgage interest rate — meaning he either lied on a federally-insured loan document or from 2003 to 2021, he was not a resident of his Burbank district.  "I filed a complaint with the House Ethics Committee, and I did get an email receipt," said Christine Bish, who has worked as a real estate professional for two decades and who worked as an in-house investigator at a law firm.  "They did receive my submission, and I followed up with them, and they said, once it's submitted, they cannot give me any updates."

Not so fast on that big statehouse victory for Democrats in Virginia.  Turns out one of the 'winners' in the Virginia state Senate race doesn't actually seem to live in her district. [...] Comically, four neighbors were watching, and together compiled the information in a spreadsheet, taking 62 drives past her home to find that she lived there, documenting her car and taking photos of her entering and exiting the house.  Apparently, it was like detective work, but done by the locals.  It also resembles the neighborly intervention that pretty well proved that Chula Vista mayoral candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar, was living with his girlfriend, current Rep. Sara Jacobs of San Diego, in the fancy Banker's Hill neighborhood of San Diego and not in Chula Vista as he claimed.  This whole thing amounts to a pattern by politicians, mostly Democrats, to skirt residence rules and just represent some place they have nothing to do with, for their own ends.

Virginia Dems Could Lose Control Of [the] State Senate Because [a] Member May Have Lied About [her] Residence.  Virginia Democrats last week took control of the state House and retained control of the state Senate by one seat — but a winning senator may have lied about residing in the district, a situation that could lead to the chamber falling into Republican hands.  Democrats are slated to control the state Senate 21-19, but if Ghazala Hashmi is ineligible to hold office because she lied on her campaign paperwork, then a situation could arise where she is replaced by a Republican, and Republican Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears would cast tie-breaking votes.  Virginia Senate candidates are required to live in the district they are running for, and Hashmi filed candidacy paperwork saying she lived in an apartment on Boulder Lake Drive in North Chesterfield in Senate District 15.  But four neighbors filed a complaint saying she actually lives outside the district on Bosham Lane in Midlothian, and they provided a spreadsheet saying they had driven by the house 62 times during the month of October to document her residency.

The Elite Conspiracy to Monopolize Opinion Through Propaganda.  Humankind is supposedly ruled by reason.  But logic isn't effective in influencing people, individually or in a group.  Advertising, public relations, and propaganda succeed precisely because they bypass reason.  They hack the shortcuts the brain uses, changing people's beliefs and behavior without their realizing it.  Sadly, we are not taught how to guard against these techniques, writes Michelle Stiles in One Idea to Rule Them All:  Reverse Engineering American Propaganda.  This ignorance, she says, has "devastating consequences for both individuals and society as a whole."  Some techniques are as old as civilization.  Many books cover those used in advertising.  Stiles's scholarly book instead addresses how the ubiquitous manufacture of consent has eclipsed faith in the media and democracy, with stagecraft and narrative supplanting the search for truth.

Stop Being Shocked — Once and for All.  [Scroll down]  The more we listened to freshly minted universal experts, the more we were struck by the increasing lunacy of their pronouncements on every topic under the sun, always backed by "studies" and "science" — where COVID-19 came from, how many genders there are, which skin tones and personal experiences qualify a person for protection status and which do not, whether it was OK for a Syrian dictator to bomb and gas 500,000 of his people, whether the U.S. should ally itself with a Holocaust-denying medieval theocracy, whether the president of the United States was secretly a Russian agent, whether large American cities should let drug addicts and violent schizophrenics get high on the streets and steal stuff — and more.  Indeed, over time, we were struck by how little the ideas themselves seemed to matter; what so many people seemed most attached to was power.

In the Mouth of Marxist Madness.  Americans [are] under siege from an Orwellian deep state that manipulates the public by distorting history and undermining the meaning of words.  In a nation that celebrates George Floyd as a hero, clings to the "Hands up, don't shoot" lie as a sacred "truth," and blames Hillary's election loss on Russian bots, propaganda is king.  The U.S. government fights racism by institutionalizing racial preferences.  It supports Black Lives Matter and Antifa domestic terrorists while locking up American patriots as "domestic enemies."  It replaces impartial justice with "social justice" and equality under the law with "equitable" special privileges.  "Climate change" communism kills property rights.  Meme-makers are imprisoned, but Russia collusion hoaxers are not.  Gene-altering serums are called "vaccines."  And generations of judges have replaced the U.S. Constitution with their own postmodern revisions.

This short video is worth two minutes of your time.  It is a TikTok clip of a young lady commenting on the irony and hypocrisy (from the Left) we all encounter in the U.S. today.

Truth, or consequences?  We are constantly being told lies.  By the elites that make — and enforce — the rules.  By the "experts."  By "scientists" like Dr. Fauci.  And, most disturbing of all, by those in our intelligence agencies and at the highest levels of government.  We are being force-fed misinformation, disinformation, and outright "fake news" by our mainstream and social media outlets.  Most of us sense this, feel this, know this.  "Truth, justice, and the American Way" was not only a comic book phrase in days of yore, it was a blueprint for our society.  But now it seems that the American way has gone by the wayside, and justice has been perverted.  It has often been said that "the truth will set you free."  But now the truth can get you "cancelled," perhaps even imprisoned.

Proposition HH Bait and Switch — Colorado Style.  Bait and switch schemes are a staple of dodgy sales tactics; [...] Such a scheme is more than an unscrupulous sales tactic, it is against the law.  According to Cornell Law School, bait and switch advertising, "Is grounds for an action of common-law fraud, unjust enrichment, and sometimes breach of contract.  A 'bait and switch' is also a violation of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act."  Politicians are immune from such laws or else they would all be in prison.  How many elected officials campaign on promises such as lower taxes, cutting spending, securing the border, only to do the opposite?  Remember Obamacare?  "If you like your doctor/insurance/etc, you can keep you doctor/insurance/etc".  How did that turn out?  Or "Build Back Better" which was a wrecking ball to America and its people.

Panetta Repeats Debunked Russian Disinformation Claims on Laptop.  Last night, many of us responded to the statement of Leon Panetta, former CIA Director in the Obama Administration, that he "has no regrets" about signing the now infamous letter of 51 former intelligence officials suggesting that the Hunter Biden laptop was Russian disinformation.  Even more unsettling were his comments that he believes it could still be Russian disinformation.  It turns out that even with American intelligence, the media, and Hunter Biden himself acknowledging authenticity, it can still be Russian disinformation.  Panetta has become the personification of the economic theory of path dependence.  No matter how much countervailing evidence is presented to Panetta, he still refuses to accept the authenticity of the laptop.

Ilhan Omar Promotes Photo Falsely Showing Dead Palestinian Children.  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) promoted propaganda over the weekend that falsely portrayed children as having died from Israeli military operations when, in reality, they died a decade ago from fighting in Syria.  The false claim that Omar promoted on her X account originated from self-described "investigative journalist" Sulaiman Ahmed.  "CHILD GENOCIDE IN PALESTINE," the post, which included a photo of dead children, claimed. "614 Palestinian children murdered by the Israeli IOF Forces."  Omar then shared the false claim to her nearly three million followers on X.  The reality is that the photo is from an August 2013 article in National Geographic and it shows children in Damascus, Syria, "shortly after they succumbed to chemical weapon poisoning."

Here's Why The Media's Lies About Rep. Jamaal Bowman Should Concern You.  During a series of contentious spending votes on Saturday ahead of a looming government shutdown, while House Democrats were trying to slow-walk a vote, Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman pulled a fire alarm in a House office building on Capitol Hill, forcing an evacuation.  Bowman's stunt, which is under investigation by Capitol Police, was caught on a security camera.  It's clear he pulled the fire alarm as a delaying tactic, precisely to force the evacuation of the building and disrupt official congressional business (the kind of thing the media would call an "insurrection" if a Republican had done it.) [...] But here's the important thing:  Bowman's claim is that he thought pulling the fire alarm would open the door.  That sounds like an outlandish lie, doesn't it?  The sort of patently false thing no one in his right mind would ever believe or even try to explain.  Just a bone-crushingly idiotic fiction that requires us to believe Bowman is mentally ill or psychotic.  Every single person in Washington knows it's not true.  And yet, every single Democrat and the entire corporate news media immediately responded as if it were a reasonable and acceptable explanation for Bowman's actions, like of course he didn't know what would happen when he pulled the alarm.  He thought it would open the door, OK?  How many of us have encountered a locked door and immediately pulled the nearest fire alarm?

To Market, to Market.  Among the factors weighing heavily on public disaffection with Democratic governance is the downturn occasioned by their policies, which hamper production, raise prices, and allow widespread retail theft.  Robert Barnes has done the math: "Under #Trump, real median family household incomes rose 15% in just 3 years, the highest rate since after World War 2.  Under #Biden, real median family household incomes fell 5% in just 3 years, the fastest rate of decline since the Great Depression."  To be sure, the bien pensant big thinkers don't see this as a problem.  The New York Times columnist Paul Krugman offers up a defense — essentially, voters shouldn't believe their lying eyes.  "The economic data have been just surreally good.  Even optimists are just stunned," says Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.

Rewriting history... it works more often than you think.  It's maddening, but true.  If there is a choice between confronting a difficult truth and believing an obvious lie many people will choose the latter. [...] Karine Jean-Pierre will look the Washington Press Corps in the eyes and lie with a straight face nearly every day, and they dutifully report what she says as if it is plausible.  An infuriating example of the gaslighting people can get away with is the new line being pushed by a growing number of COVID-19 tyrants.  As fewer people retain the belief that all the mandated measures we were forced to endure were the right things to do, the tyrants who pushed these measures on us have taken to claiming that the mandates never happened.  Yep.  Never happened.  In New Zealand, which had some of the most tyrannical policies, the new line from the current Prime Minister (who was instrumental in pushing vaccine mandates) is that there were no vaccine mandates at all.  Didn't happen. [...] The liars in these cases aren't the problem — it is their enablers.  As we saw in 2022 most of the COVID tyrants got reelected, often with decent margins.

'The green movement is a disinformation campaign'.  This summer, wildfires from Greece to Hawaii have been portrayed as nature's punishment for mankind's polluting activities.  Each disaster has been treated as a portent of the End Times.  Reining in human development, we're told, is the only way to avert an even more serious catastrophe.  But is there any truth to these apocalyptic claims? [...] There has been a concerted effort since the 1990s to convince people that climate change is making natural disasters worse.  Yes, there is some evidence that climate change is causing more heatwaves and changes to precipitation.  But a disaster is defined by two things:  deaths and costs.  And we're not seeing an increase in either.  In fact, deaths from extreme weather events have actually drastically declined over the past century.  Only a few hundred people now die each year from natural disasters in the US, for example.  So the climate movement is undeniably a disinformation campaign.

'Identifies as' is propaganda trickery.  [Scroll down]  The sentence (A) "Smith, born male, identifies as female" is equivalent with the sentence (B) "Smith, born male, believes that he is female."  Voilà!  "Identifies as" is a clever bit of propaganda because sentence (A) appears to assert something as fact through the use of the verb phrase "identifies as."  Keep in mind that verbs usually denote action; they denote that something real is happening.  The equivalent sentence (B), however, shows that the appearance of fact in sentence (A) is an illusion, a clever verbal trick.

Democracy or banana republic?  The Biden administration, the press, and the so-called Left have couched their narrative as a defense of democracy and democratic values against authoritarian, anti-vote forces; Donald Trump and his band of deplorables, ill-informed ignoramuses, and slobbering troglodytes (they mean you and me) are framed as anti-democracy, and since they (the progressives) have massive media power, it becomes very difficult to fight this power.  What they say becomes a kind of truth because we see it and hear it again and again.  However, what the so-called Left will never believe is that we (even deplorable ignoramuses) can think despite what we are told again and again, and there is a schism between what we are told and what we see.  Fake news.  What we start to think about are the differences between the two, and we come up with answers.

The Ruling Class Sits atop a Boiling Pot.  People despise lies, especially lies that have had the effect of making them feel foolish.  People despise lies so much that they will go out of their way to pretend obvious lies are somehow still based in truth.  It is much more comfortable to believe that governing institutions continue to make "honest" mistakes than to accept that those institutions abandoned honesty a long time ago.  It is easier to spin one lie away with yet another soothing lie than to accept the darker, harder, bitter truth.  However, officially sanctioned lies tend to coagulate in the body politic much like spike proteins clotting in the blood until, eventually, the whole system just bursts.  When that happens, people become rightly mad.  They are mad not only because they finally recognize that their government has been engaged in massive deceptions, but also because they are ashamed for having defended obvious lies as truths for far too long.  Rage is the inevitable result — a rejection of the people and institutions responsible for such degrading self-delusions.

The war on truth.  There is an all-out, no holds barred, war on truth occurring now — and we here in America are on its front lines, whether some of us know it or not.  If we lose this war, there can be no recovery, no return.  That statement is not hyperbole, nor is it born of ignorance or undue pessimism.  Sadly, the simple fact is that it is easy to lie today.  Anyone can do so without facing any real consequences.  (See also:  Dr. Fauci, the Bidens... and, well, most politicians, period.)  But dare to tell the unvarnished truth?  The odds are you will be mocked, savaged, cancelled — and possibly indicted and imprisoned.

Biden Allies Spread Photoshopped Pictures of the President to 'Prove' He's Fit for Second Term.  As a growing number of Americans believe President Biden is too old for a second term in office, White House allies are employing a desperate strategy to convince voters that the President is fit enough to serve:  They are photoshopping Biden's pictures.  Their efforts appear to be part of a months-long campaign to sway the 68% of voters who think Biden is too old for a second term.  Since Biden launched his re-election campaign on April 25, White House allies have shared the same four digitally altered photos of Biden repeatedly — without acknowledging that the photos have been edited.  One edited photo even retained its original Getty Images watermark, adding to its supposed authenticity.  In each case, Democrat influencers contrast the images with unflattering pictures of Trump, arguing that the comparison proves Biden is not only fit for office, but also more fit than Donald Trump is.

The new Democrat line:  Hunter was selling an "illusion" of access.  A week or two ago I wrote about the "limited hangout" strategy of dealing with a crisis.  It is a strategy used by intelligence agencies that have been caught doing something illegal and/or embarrassing, made famous during the Watergate scandal.  Basically, you make a small admission to hide a much larger scandal — make it seem like you are coming clean while still hiding the bigger scandal.  That is the new Democrat strategy dealing with the Hunter Biden influence-peddling scandal.  It is no longer possible to maintain that Joe Biden never spoke to Hunter about his business dealings nor that he did nothing to further them.  The evidence is too voluminous, to the point of being irrefutable.  So the Democrats don't even try anymore.  [Tweet]

Democrats love to lie and cover up for lies because they only care about power.  Representative Dan Goldman now says, despite all Biden's lies that he never talked with Hunter or anyone else about Hunter's business deals, that yes, Biden did talk to the business people but only to be nice and things like the weather. [...] That is similar to Loretta Lynch lying, when the Justice Department was doing their pretend investigation of Hillary, that her chance meeting with Bill was when he came to say hello and talk to her about his grandkids and vacation. [...] And Chuck Todd, along with most of the media, continues to pretend there was no evidence against Joe.  This from the same people who lied continuously about Trump and Russian collusion when it was obvious it was fake news. [...] The reason we have a corrupt, incompetent, president destroying our country is because the media, Justice Department, and other Democrats lying that the Hunter laptop was Russian disinformation to intentionally hide the truth from the public before an election.

Climate Crazies Have Discovered That Summertime Is Hot.  "Weather isn't climate," is a popular refrain among members of the Climate Cult whenever a sane person points out that the weather is out of sync with their doomsday scenarios.  When the weather does fit their narrative du jour, however, it's climate.  They've been on this see-saw for decades now.  The summer of 2023 in the northern hemisphere is a little toastier than usual so — PRESTO! — weather is climate again.  It's easy to make things up when you're on the side of the political aisle that has decided that words have no meanings and absolute truths are for suckers.

Maureen Dowd can't seem to figure out who the liar-in-chief is.  Joe Biden has lied continuously throughout his Washington career.  He lies about big and little things.  Here is a small sample:  He lied about his college rank and grades at law school.  He plagiarized a speech as he ran for president in 1988.  The media chased him from that race.  He continues to lie about what Trump said in Charlottesville to gin up racial hate and division.  He lied when he said that Hunter's laptop was Russian disinformation during a debate with Trump.  ([H]e clearly knew the truth[.])  He continues to lie that no one in his family ever made money from foreign sources and that he never talked to Hunter or anyone in his family about their business dealings.  He continues to lie that he inherited a bad economy.  The economy was growing rapidly when he took office.  He lied that there were no vaccines available when he took office.  He lied that inflation was caused by Russia and the supply chain when inflation took off as soon as he forced his radically destructive government spending on the American people.  He lied that the border was under control.  And he continues to lie that his policies cut the deficit in half.

Who wants to read 15 tweets about how the Left uses "climate change" as a rhetorical trap?  Auron MacIntyre has some thoughts to help us understand the rhetorical tricks the Left uses and why we so often fall for them.  [Tweet]  We all know the climate agenda is a hoax to gain power, but being reactionary and anti-environment is far from the correct response. [...] The climate changes by definition.  Some lefties, the RFK Jr. types, and maybe even the Al Gores of the world, care about the environment.  But most are using this as a tool to consolidate power in a totalitarian fashion.  I mean, have you read the Green New Deal? [...] Why else would the Left be attaching EVERYTHING to "Climate Justice" or "Environmental Equity"?  It's all about one plan to consolidate power and do so as the "good guys" who care about the planet and the poor.

Stop the insanity, please.  Precision in language is especially important in things like science and law.  And the current assault on our language is particularly troubling and acute in both these areas.  What you can say and how you can say things are being circumscribed, and the very meaning of terms we all used to understand are being altered beyond recognition.  Suspect descriptions are being censored (in many cases you can't describe the race of a fleeing suspect), terms such as male and female are now unacceptable, and the very meaning of certain words with clear definitions in law are being redefined into uselessness.

The Baghdad Bob Award of the month:
Kirby on Biden Hunched Over and Mumbling Incoherently to Israeli President, "He Was Very, Very Clear!"  Top Biden [spokesman] John Kirby told Fox News host Martha MacCallum that Joe Biden spoke 'very, very clearly' when he dropped his head down and mumbled to Israeli President Isaac Herzog.  Biden held a bilateral meeting with Israeli President Isaac Herzog in the Oval Office on Tuesday.  It was the first time Biden had been seen publicly in days after he returned from Europe and he was in very bad shape.  80-year-old Joe Biden hunched over and mumbled incoherently during the meeting.

Former DNC Head Donna Brazile Absurdly Calls Biden the 'Moderate' in 2024 Presidential Race.  One of my favorite parts of the veritable cornucopia of political absurdities is the total inability of politicians, political advisors, and political pundits to realize that half of the country, if not more, not only doesn't buy what they're selling but also laughs at their willingness to publicly humiliate themselves.  Let's call it a complete lack of self-awareness.  On Sunday's edition of ABC's This Week, former Democrat National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Donna Brazile laughably claimed — with a straight face, no less — that Joe Biden is the moderate in the 2024 presidential race.  No, really.  Never mind that Biden, regardless of which puppeteers pull his strings at any given time, is arguably the most radical president in American history.

Democrats [are] pretending the ERA was ratified and is the 28th Amendment.  According to The New York Times, Congressional Democrats are attempting to add the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the Constitution a half century after the states declined to ratify the proposal.  How do they plan to do this, you ask?  By introducing legislation stating that the ERA has, in fact, been ratified.  Brilliant!  Just ignore reality and flat out lie.  Via a legal document, yet!  While flat-out lying is by no means an unprecedented political tactic, the Democrats have recently made this their go-to ploy.  Don't like your gender?  Just say you are a different one.  Don't care for the truth?  Simply tell a bald-faced lie — or assert to the world that you are living your truth.  Trump colluded with Russia!  And Hunter's laptop bears "all the classic earmarks of a Russian disinformation campaign."  The coronavirus certainly didn't come from the Wuhan lab!  We just need "two weeks to flatten the curve."  The planet's going to spontaneously combust in 12 years!  Our coastal cities will be underwater soon!  "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."  Biden is a nice, normal man. "I never had sex with that woman... not one time!"  Etc., etc., ad nauseum.

Justin Trudeau blames 'American right-wing' for Muslims opposing LGBTQ curriculum.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blamed the "American right-wing" for Canadian Muslims' opposition to gender ideology and LGBTQ curriculum in K-12 education.  The video was of Trudeau speaking with the Muslim community last week at a Calgary mosque — Baitun Nur Mosque — after hundreds of protesters rallied against gender ideology in schools, chanting "Leave our kids alone."  The frustration reached a boiling point after audio surfaced of an Edmonton Public Schools teacher berating Muslim students for skipping school in order to avoid pride events.

The Big Gaslight.  The term "gaslighting" was just selected word of the year because of its overuse.  But why would that usage increase have happened?  Maybe because the practice itself has become more common as a political weapon.  In practical parlance, "gaslighting" means trying to persuade others not to believe their "lying eyes," or not to believe what they already had known as established fact.  Recent examples of such disinformation themes include:
  •   The summer 2020 riots were not really riots but "mostly peaceful" demonstrations.
  •   The Hunter Biden laptop emails are not real but instead a Russian disinformation tactic.
  •   The U.S. southern border is closed.
  •   It was Republicans, not Democrats, who favored defunding the police.
  •   Voter ID requirements are actually voter suppression.
  •   Critical Race Theory is not really racist — and is not being taught in schools anyway.
  •   The Afghanistan surrender/retreat was really a great achievement and success.
Curiously, all these familiar ploys are authored by the same political camp.

World's Shortest Book: 'The Promises I Kept,' By President Joe Biden.  During his 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden tweeted that "we need to restore honor and decency to the White House."  On his first day in office, he promised to "bring transparency and truth back to government."  For anyone keeping score, both of these promises bit the dust after cocaine was discovered in the White House and the Secret Service started stonewalling the public about the details.  This comes days after Biden let "transgenders" parade around topless on the White House lawn while he desecrated the American flag, and years into running what is widely described as the most opaque administration in history.  Decency and transparency?  What a laugh.  They are just the two of the growing list of campaign promises — big and small — on which Biden has failed to deliver.  If anything, he's on track to set an all-time record for broken promises.

So Trump is to blame for the media's absence of interest in Biden and his scandals?  It is bad enough that Joe Biden blames President Trump for his incompetence and destructive policies.  It is much worse when the media, the politicized Justice Department, other government bureaucrats, and other Democrats collude to cover up the corruption of the Bidens, and seek to destroy Trump with lies and endless investigations and then blame Trump for their actions. [...] How many times have they called Trump a racist, xenophobe, homophobe, Russian stooge, and dictator to disparage him while they campaigned for Hillary and Biden?  When Trump stopped people from traveling from China at the beginning of COVID, Biden and others called him a xenophobe and racist.  Soon after that they disparaged Trump for reacting too slowly to COVID.  How many times was Trump called a racist for doing his job to enforce immigration laws passed by Congress?  The media, entertainers, and other Democrats essentially stopped reporting on the border as soon as Biden took office.  That shows the concerns for kids were fake and the attacks were political.  The media went as far as showing pictures of kids in cages during the Obama/Biden years and lied by saying they were happening because of Trump.  They essentially would do anything to gin up racial hate and division against Trump.  Biden and others spread lies about what Trump said in Charlottesville to gin up hate and division.  No matter how many times Trump denounced white supremacists, including at Charlottesville, Biden continues to spread the lie.

Liberal Supreme Court justice comes out in favor of segregation.  Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is trying to put one over on America.  In her dissent from the high court's long-overdue ruling against racial preferences in college admissions, she cited an utterly bogus statistic.  "For high-risk Black newborns, having a Black physician more than doubles the likelihood that the baby will live," she wrote in rationalizing Harvard's bigotry against Asian American applicants.  Yet that black infant mortality number is obvious bunk.  If it were true, it would mean thousands of black infants dying every year thanks to white doctors' secret racism.

The Identity Lie.  The current travesty of giving estrogen to boys and testosterone to girls and of cutting off their genitalia has its roots in a lie that was promoted by the homosexual community.  It is the identity lie.  It is the lie that people are born gay, that they have no choice, and that they are not responsible for their behavior.  This lie is told by the media.  It is told in our schools.  It is everywhere.

Karine Jean-Pierre: Racial preferences are an 'important constitutional right'.  Employing the euphemism "affirmative action," President Biden's press secretary claimed that there is a constitutional right to receive preferential treatment based on one's race.  She was discussing recent Supreme Court decisions on MSNBC with host Ari Melber, and made the extraordinary claim without citing any language in the Constitution — because of course there isn't any to support her and, contrarily, language in the 14th Amendment that prohibits it.  The bogus claim came a minute into a nearly 5½ minute, very friendly interview, and did not elicit any pushback from the host, or even any audible reaction to the claim.  KJP never directly addressed his question about what the Biden administration planned to do, beyond unspecified "executive action[.]"  The remained of the friendly interview contained a number of obviously planned buzzwords that were repeated, such as "unprecedented" to describe the Supreme Court's recent decisions.  Of course, the media will never ask where in the Constitution there is a right to racial preferences or "affirmative action."

Democrats Baseless Lies Are Responsible For Today's Divisiveness.  For as long as I can remember, the Democratic Party has claimed to be a champion for all Americans, particularly for the working class, minorities and for those who are considered marginalized, oppressed or downtrodden.  But somewhere between fighting to keep slavery alive (Andrew Johnson); deliberately reducing the number of black civilian employees from the federal workforce and airing a film that glorified the Ku Klux Klan at the White House (Woodrow Wilson); throwing Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II (Franklin Delano Roosevelt); promoting a culture of government dependence, poverty and fatherlessness (Lyndon Johnson); creating racial tension by declaring cops racist — leading to further destruction of our inner cities, while mocking legitimate concerns of disgruntled blue collar midwesterners frustrated by decreasing wages, lack of employment opportunities — and an opioid epidemic hollowing out their communities (Barack Obama); the intentional failure to enforce our country's immigration laws, contributing to a four decade high of inflation by spending trillions of taxpayer dollars on Democrat pet projects that mostly help special interest groups, referring to roughly half the country as violent extremists and weaponizing the Department of Justice — to throw his leading political rival in prison (Joe Biden); it seems fair to say the Democratic Party has fallen well short of being a champion for anyone, except for its own desperate attempt to stay in power at any and all costs.

Misleading the Public on Law.  New York University (NYU) Law professor Rick Pildes, among a partisan academic group including NYU Law's Bob Bauer, who worked for the Obama administration, wrote a guest essay in the New York Times recently where he opines on the SCOTUS decision over state voting procedures.  In doing so, he adds to the long list of law school professors who are deliberately misleading the public.  There are some formal issues to consider in this case, including the Court's dissent by Justices Clarence Thomas and others, and the concept of "mootness," but I'd like to leave those technical and law factors to others, and focus on what Pildes does in his NYT essay:  deliberately twist the law in order to serve the DNC, and by so doing, abandon law's professional standards.

Virginity is a social construct says Planned Parenthood.  I shouldn't be surprised, since Planned Parenthood would be the last organization in the world to know anything about virginity.  But as a middle-aged guy my imagination isn't what it used to be, so I was a bit taken aback by this hot take from the organization:  [Tweet]  Having once been a teenager I can assure you that virginity is much more than a social construct, although admittedly different societies have different takes on what import it has in social life.

WH Economic Adviser Claims 'Bidenomics' Is Actually Incredibly Popular Despite Rock-Bottom Polling.  Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors Jared Bernstein claimed Wednesday that President Joe Biden's economic policies were approved by over 70% of Americans, despite polling showing most voters disapprove of Biden's economic performance.  "Does he have his work cut out for him though convincing people that this will work and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel?" NewsNation host Marni Hughes asked Bernstein, referring to Biden's economic plan.  "Right now 33% of Americans approve of his leadership on the economy.  He's sitting with a 43% approval rating, that is the highest he's seen since August."

Four Ways the Deep State Betrays Americans.  In defending America's two-tiered (in)justice system currently dedicated to covering up Biden family crimes while persecuting Trump and his supporters, Gestapo chief Merrick Garland had the audacity to declare that any condemnation of the secret police "constitutes an attack on an institution that is essential to American democracy and essential to the safety of the American people."  Hear that, plebes?  "Democracy" will survive only if the people's voices are silenced and the powerful institutions are obeyed.  The opinions of commoners are "attacks," while the crimes of institutions are "essential."  To save "democracy," defend the dictatorship!

The Endless Lies Democrats Tell In Defense Of Their Failed Californian Utopia.  Democrats and the corporate media in general have invested an intense amount of energy into a propaganda campaign that paints California as the central pillar of the US economy and American governance.  According to them, California is a socialist Utopia essentially holding the rest of the nation up on its shoulders, and without such blue states we would spiral into oblivion.  For the sake of focus, I will only break down California's mismanagement here.  Specifically, I think it's important to debunk many of the false fiscal claims made by Gavin Newsom; the same claims which are spreading like a cancer into leftist talking points all over the internet.

Living in a Media World.  From National Public Radio (aka state radio), I've gained information that while guns are dangerous in the hands of most of our fellow citizens, they are necessary for transgendered Americans, who must stockpile them because of "hateful rhetoric."  Our brave sexual pioneers are being constantly threatened by Christian bigots and other vicious obscurantists.  NPR has also taught me that whatever riots followed the killing of George Floyd were mostly peaceful and that the slaying of Jordan Neely by Daniel Penny was driven by contempt for a minority member struggling with mental illness.  The transgendered youth who murdered six people, including three children, in a Christian school in Nashville did not really cause this "tragedy."  The non-binary shooter was a victim of Christian prejudice and "the gun lobby," and what he did out of emotional desperation led to "an escalation of hate" against the LGBT community.  Yesterday I had the scales fall further from my eyes when I discovered that Hunter Biden had not committed a host of felonies, some of which implicated his dad.  Hunter is a recovering drug addict whom Joe Scarborough on MSNBC is defending against "hyperventilating right-wingers" who have taken their playbook from Joe McCarthy[.]

What does 'freedom of the press' mean when the media eagerly join with the censors?  Right now, censorship is more prevalent than at any time in our lifetimes.  And it's actually embraced by the mainstream media, the Biden administration and the Democrats' party as a whole.  The Twitter Files published by a group of independent journalists, show the intense censorship promoted by the administration and its agencies through pressure on the tech companies.  The mainstream media ignores and suppresses the revelations of the Twitter Files and anything else that would embarrass the administration or offend its supporters.  Democrats profess to be concerned about censorship, but only in so far as it involves what they call "book banning" in Florida, which is really regulating what books can be included in public school libraries.  That is something that has always occurred everywhere and with good reason, because some books are not appropriate for young people.  But until it became likely that Governor Ron DeSantis might be a presidential contender, it had never before been called "book banning."

Karine Jean-Pierre Claims Joe Biden [was] 'Not Involved' in Donald Trump Indictment.  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed President Joe Biden "was not involved" in the indictment of former President Donald Trump.  During Tuesday's press conference, Jean-Pierre responded to a reporter's question about whether Biden was involved in or influenced the investigation or indictment of his political rival.

Is the deep state pushing the UFO/alien narrative on conservatives?  [Scroll down]  There is one constituency in the US that has not believed the accepted narratives of the last three years about COVID, the 2020 election, J6, the Ukraine war, and many other controversies.  This is a problem that the powers-that-be will need to address if they want to rule without dissent.

Don't use their language.  Over the weekend, Jim Hoft, the founder of Gateway Pundit, a popular conservative web site, used the phrase "assigned male at birth" in a story about a 17-year-old boy pretending to be a girl who then beat [up] a real girl in the girls' room at school. [...] The Lord does not assign you a sex; he creates you as a man or a woman depending on your place in His plan.  The lefty pitch to kids for changing sexes is you are assigned by the doctor and doctors make mistakes.  This eliminates God.  Always keep in mind that the devil's greatest trick is not in making people believe he doesn't exist, but in making people believe God doesn't.  The abortion part is the implication that you are not a baby until birth because you are assigned at birth.  This means you were nothing before birth but a bellyache (and back ache), therefore killing you in the womb is a choice, not a crime.  Finally, being assigned a sex means you can change your assignment.

A Government at War with Its People.  When the government empowers itself to decide what is true and uses that authority to tell flagrant lies, it wages an information war against its citizens.  This war directed against Americans' minds has been raging for quite some time.  What is different today is its pace and brazenness.  Lies about Russia collusion, COVID, vaccine effectiveness, climate change, Biden family corruption, impartial justice, biological sex, American history, border security, debt sustainability, crime rates, gun safety, banking solvency, military engagements, racial disparities, religious doctrine, Western civilization, childhood development, healthy obesity, government surveillance, hydrocarbon energy, human slavery, acclaimed literature, anthropology — no topic is off limits for those who manipulate the public for a living.  Increasingly, the question is not whether the government is lying, but rather how malicious its intentions are.

Lies We Shouldn't Have Told Our Children.  [#7] The worst of all the lies — There is no such thing as absolute truth.  That is also an attractive dictum because we can save ourselves the trouble of really thinking about difficult issues.  Just grab some tolerance and let it all slide.  If there's no truth, there's nothing to stand up for, nothing we're really responsible for, no thought required, no information necessary.  If we raise intellectually lazy children, they won't be there for us when we need them.  They will vote nonchalantly, work lazily, and try to become beings they're not.  You can't be transgender and be much interested in veracity.

Making QAnon scary again.  Globalists are reviving the QAnon bogeyman for the 2024 election, ignoring its interment after 2020.  It was mothballed after successfully lulling Trump-supporters into complacency.  The outlines of a sophisticated psy-op campaign are coming into focus.  At the 2023 Frontiers Forum in Switzerland, Israeli historian, World Economic Forum contributor, and professional worrywart Dr. Yuval Harari warned that A.I.-generated cults will commandeer public discourse: [...] Google "BLM protests mostly peaceful" to gauge the magnitude of flatulent gaslighting the swamp emits by ignoring the wholesale deaths, riots, looting, arson, vandalism, and arrests of 2020.  As fewer believe the lies, gaslighting increases.  Those railing against conspiracy theories for decades warn that everything is now an A.I.-generated conspiracy.  Confusion is the globalists' remaining gambit.  Harari's calls to regulate A.I. contribute to gutting the First Amendment.

Transgenderism and its War on Truth.  In all the conversation that is prevalent throughout the Earth today, there is almost nothing further from the truth than the absurd and evil notion that men can become women, and that women can become men, or similarly, the idea that sex (or "gender") is not binary and rather "a spectrum." These ideas are so absurd and so far from the truth (in line with 2 + 2 = 5) that many modern liberals refuse — or perhaps more accurately, have yet — to embrace them.  We shouldn't be surprised that we are now having to debate what is a male and what is a female, or that sex is binary.  Transgenderism, and all its fallacies, is simply what results when one abandons the notion of absolute truth.  The idea that some things are settled for all time is not a tenet of modern liberalism.  Saying that "some things are settled for all time" is simply another way of saying that we live in a universe where "absolute truth" exists.  I've never quite understood why it's "absolute truth" and not simply "truth."

The military is lying to you, of course.  Both Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and General Milley, Chair of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, insist that the Department of Defense neither funds nor supports drag queen story hours on military bases.  That was and remains a lie.  When presented with the evidence in a Congressional hearing Austin repeated the lie, even when confronted by incontrovertible evidence that he was spreading falsehoods.  He lied.  Then he lied again.  And again.  I have no idea if he was under oath, but it shouldn't matter.  Lying to Congress and the American people is unacceptable, except when a Democrat is in the White House.  Then it is apparently mandatory.  [Tweet]

Hang All the Members of the Liars' Club?  Federal prosecutors last week announced the indictment of U.S. Representative George Santos (R-N.Y.) on a host of charges, including misuse of federal campaign funds and wire fraud, almost all of them resulting from his pathological lies.  Certainly, Santos deserved the attention of prosecutors for lying on federal documents and affidavits that may have helped him win a congressional seat as well as personal lucre.  But if that's the case, why haven't federal prosecutors also gone after Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)?  She clearly lied her way into a Harvard Law School professorship and an erstwhile presidential candidacy by claiming, in part, quite falsely she was a Native American, supposedly Harvard's first indigenous law professor.  Her Senate colleague, Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), flatly lied (he said "misspoke") about being a Vietnam War veteran.  He never confessed to "misspeaking" about his résumé until caught.  Both senators, apparently like Santos, gained political traction in their various campaigns from such lies, but the two apparently never put them in writing, or at least not as blatantly as did Santos.

Build Back Borderless, Bankrupt, and Broken.  When the same government agents who conducted warrantless searches of Americans' cell phones in order to nab every patriotic granny waving a flag near the Capitol on January 6 claim they have no way of tracking illegal aliens in the United State, they're lying.  When the same national security surveillance State that censors Americans' online speech claims not to know how many illegal aliens are here, it is lying.  When the same IRS that regularly targets conservatives for their political beliefs claims it can't track tens of millions of migrants working here illegally — or worse, stealing Americans' social security numbers and fraudulently assuming their identities — it is lying.  When the same Intelligence Community that has eyes on every inch of Ukraine's border claims that the U.S. border is just too long to reasonably guard, it is lying.

The White House Keeps Twisting the Truth About Florida.  In late April 2022, the White House named Nina Jankowicz — who believed in the Steele dossier and considered the Hunter Biden laptop story Russian disinformation — its disinformation czar.  But the Department of Homeland Security Disinformation Governance Board that Jankowicz headed lasted only four months; Jankowicz herself resigned after just three weeks.  A year later, it's hard to ignore the irony that a White House that created an office allegedly to combat disinformation keeps trafficking in it to damage its political opponents.  President Biden and his press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, are spreading disinformation about Florida schools to discredit Governor Ron DeSantis.  At a White House briefing on April 20, Jean-Pierre referred to Florida's Parental Rights in Education law as "the state's dystopian Don't Say Gay law."  There's nothing "dystopian" about the legislation, which prevents K-12 teachers in the state from engaging in "classroom instruction" on "sexual orientation or gender identity" through third grade but doesn't prevent teachers or students from saying the word "gay," having conversations about being gay, or discussing gay people.

First, Posit a Counter-Factual....  One of the hallmarks of Leftist methodology is to assert blatant falsehoods as real and then act on them — with the fierce urgency of now! — as if they were true.  At first dismissed as too absurd to take seriously, this approach has proven highly successful.  The triumph of relativism and the concomitant loss of belief in even the most fundamental verities has resulted in the complete emasculation of the culture — and don't expect newly defeminized women to take up the slack.  The Left's squadrons of vicious, shameless lawyers take as their operating principle:  "we can make the argument that...," the argument being wholly imaginary.  But who's to call them on it?  They may win some and lose some, but every win goes in the permanent win column and every loss can always be relitigated later.  And they're getting bolder.

Transcript Proving Antony Blinken Lied to Congress Leaves Republicans at a Crossroads.  Whether Antony Blinken lied or not to Congress is no longer up for debate.  That's the headline after a bombshell transcript of testimony given by the Secretary of State shows that he claimed to have never had email correspondence with Hunter Biden.  That claim was wrapped in a broader answer in which Blinken attempted to distance himself from Joe Biden's troubled son.  [Tweet]  But as I shared in a recent write-up, Blinken had extensive contacts with the younger Biden.  Those numerous exchanges culminated in setting up an in-person meeting between the two.  Further emails confirm that the meeting did take place.  That's made more significant by the time period, which just so happened to be when Hunter Biden was on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma.  To put an even fine point on the probable corruption, Hunter Biden contacted another Burisma board member to announce his meeting with Blinken.  Now, why would he do that if Burisma wasn't the topic of discussion?

KJP Claims Illegal Immigration is Down '90 Percent'.  During Monday's press conference, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made a bold claim that illegal immigration has decreased by more than 90 percent.  However, critics are calling out her statement as a lie and are accusing her of spreading misinformation.  "When it comes to illegal migration, you have seen it come down by more than 90%, and that's because of the actions that this president has taken," she said.  [Tweet]  Others have pointed out that KJP's statement is particularly egregious given the ongoing crisis at the border.  With thousands of migrants still attempting to enter the country illegally, it's doubtful that illegal immigration has decreased dramatically so quickly.

Does anyone else have a problem fathoming woke cliches and edicts? 
  [#1]   If diversity is our strength, is unity a weakness?  Should we be the Diverse States of America?
  [#3]   If gender is a social construct, why does it take gender affirming surgery to alter it?
  [#5]   If there are over 20 genders, what is the relevance of a gender reveal party?
  [#6]   If race is a social construct, what is the legitimacy of skin color-based educational and career advancement?
  [#8]   If CRT is a theory, why must we respond to it as fact?
  [#14]   Why in the most technically advanced nation on earth does it take two weeks to learn election results?
  [#18]   If abortion is a woman's health issue, is pregnancy a disease?

Democrat apparatchiks try to gaslight voters about Biden.  There's lots of gaslighting going on in America.  The most obvious example, of course, is that we're being told there is no such thing as biological sex.  The facts belie that, but even our children are being told to deny the evidence of their own eyes. [...] Democrats are setting up a "narrative" that will allow them to create imaginary votes for Biden to enable him to win in November 2024.  If Trump is the candidate, the many investigations, lawsuits, and indictments will be used to say that Biden got more votes because nobody other than the small number of MAGA fanatics could possibly vote for someone as compromised as Trump.  Alternatively — and this is where the lies about Biden's physical and mental well-being come into play — if a younger-than-Trump is the candidate, we'll be reminded non-stop that Biden is every bit as vibrant as the Republican opponent, only he also has the experience and insights of his many years in politics and his four years in the White House.  When the fake vote counts come in, that narrative will explain why someone younger couldn't beat this dynamic octogenarian.  They know they're lying, and they don't care that we conservatives know they're lying.  All they need to do is gaslight enough people to explain their win.

GOP Senator Claims Blinken Lied Under Oath About Hunter Biden Contacts.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken lied to Congress about his communications with President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden, a GOP senator claimed on Sunday [4/30/2023].  A new report, which revealed emails sent between Blinken and Biden in 2015, led Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) to declare plans to release the transcript from a December 2020 interview in which Blinken allegedly said such communications never happened.  "Now, because of more information that's come out, we know that he lied bold-faced to Congress about never e-mailing Hunter Biden," Johnson said during an appearance on Fox News — alluding to what would be a crime that could warrant up to five years in prison.  "My guess is, he told a bunch of other lies, that, hopefully, we will be able to bring him and his wife back in, tell them to preserve their records," he added during an interview with "Sunday Morning Futures" anchor Maria Bartiromo.  "You cannot trust Joe Biden.  You cannot trust Hunter Biden.  You can't trust the Biden family.  You can't trust so many of the people that they have surrounded themselves with."  [Tweet]

The Ruling Class's Stalinist Purge.  First and foremost, evil lies.  It should surprise no one, then, that Joe Biden's handlers have framed his re-election campaign as a struggle for "freedom," when his administration has done as much damage to American freedom as any in the country's two hundred and fifty years.  "The question we are facing," the commie puppet read from his script, "is whether in the years ahead we have more freedom or less freedom, more rights or fewer."  During these last few years of the Biden Gang's White House occupation, no honest observer could pretend that freedom or constitutional rights have been protected.  But evil always drives honesty away and enshrines outrageous falsehoods as sacred truths.  The same pretend president who has stolen liberty from Americans and punished political dissent will now pretend to stand for virtues he reviles.

Democrats choose doublespeak to confuse voters.  In a video announcement that he is running for reelection President Biden is portrayed as a champion of freedom.  In reality, no president has done more to impinge on the freedoms of Americans.  First, Biden says he is standing up for fundamental freedoms and then he says he is about standing up for personal freedoms.  This is doublespeak.  Doublespeak is when words seem to be about something they are not.  It is another way of lying.  Conservatives need to call it out as that.  In truth, Democrats are about control.  The only way they are about freedom is in wanting to be able to do whatever they like in their personal lives while freely imposing restrictions on everybody else, and they want the freedom to pursue power unopposed.

FDA Commissioner is lying again.  "Misinformation" is the Left's new boogyman, up there with White Supremacists, carbon dioxide, and transphobes.  We are supposed to believe that all these things are threats to human existence itself and that all of them must be ruthlessly suppressed in order to save humanity.  Yeah, whatever.  The FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf has apparently been traveling the country making a rather amazing claim:  that misinformation is the leading cause of death in America.  If so, that's pretty shocking.  A number of studies suggest that medical errors may be the third-leading cause of death in America, resulting in 250,000 to 440,000 deaths a year, depending upon how you define medical errors.  The data is all over the map, with some estimates as low as 22,000 a year to high-end estimates that seem implausible to me.  There is even a medical term for death caused by a doctor:  iatrogenic.

What is a Democrat?  I am a Democrat, and I think you, as an average American, are an idiot.  You let me get away with everything.  I can tell you I'm going to do something unethical, criminal, unconstitutional, or unprecedented, and you seldom try to stop me, or call me out on it.  I control the news cycle and my loyal press puppets repeat whatever I say without question.  Every time you get any attention complaining about me, I just do something else to distract and reset the news again.  I write most of the news by feeding the talking points to my puppets.  Haven't you seen the video proof?  I also rewrite history by simple repetition.  "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."  That's what I do.  I lie big, loud, often and repeatedly to accuse you of any variety of unspeakable things, most of which I'm doing myself.  If you challenge me, I'll ruin you.  I'll make up a lie, then release the puppets.  Maybe I'll make a call to your employer, or your local prosecutor's office.  Either way, you'll be too busy to bother me again.  Just ask Michael Flynn how it works.

Mayor Pete tells The Daily Show he can't fix roads and bridges because Republicans are trying to protect women's sports.  Gay Mayor Pete went on the Daily Show, a former comedy program, to complain about Republicans and explain that he can't fix the roads and bridges (or keep trains from derailing, I guess) because Republicans want to protect women from men in their private spaces.

We Tolerate Entirely Too Much Lying From Politicians.  RFK Jr., in his recent announcement of his candidacy for president, declared that he was going to do something truly radical if elected president:  tell the truth, no matter how uncomfortable or unpopular[. ...] The idea of a politician being held to such a standard shouldn't be radical, but it absolutely is.  At this point, we simply take it for granted that if a government actor's lips are moving, he's probably lying.  The only questions are how much of what he's saying is exaggerated, distorted, or outright fabricated, and for what purpose?  And because the corporate media that is supposed to expose and chronicle politicans' lies is almost always in on the deception itself, the onus falls on the individual or a trusted independent media source to sort fact from fiction.  What this leads to is a devastating decay in trust in government and an erosion of civic engagement of the sort seen in Eastern Europe in the heyday of Soviet communism.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries Says Men in Women's Sports is an Issue 'That Doesn't Exist'.  House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries claimed today that men in women's sports is an issue 'that doesn't exist.'  He said this after House Republicans passed a bill to protect girls and women in sports with zero votes from Democrats.  The whole country is talking about this issue.  For Jeffries to claim that it doesn't exist is a blatant lie.  [Video clip]  Note how Jeffries talks about 'trans kids' as if that is a totally normal thing.  It isn't.

How do we make sure totalitarianism doesn't rear its head again?  [Scroll down]  Since their malevolence has no bounds, they innately know that projection, or accusing their opponents of what they are doing, is a perfect way to confuse the situation and get most people to ignore the argument.  They also know that supposedly having a new system of government and a faux noble cause is a great way to engender false plaudits from most people, as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn once said: "To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he's doing is good."  Supposedly saving the planet gives them the cachet to do whatever they want, all for the cause of fighting global cooling, warming, climate change, or whatever climate cause they conjure up.

Everything We Have Been Told About the War in Ukraine is a Lie.  We have been told since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine that it is not a proxy war between the United States and Russia.  We've been told that there are no U.S. forces deployed in the war zone, and we have been told that Ukraine is winning.  That is the narrative that has been pushed by the media and our government on repeat for more than a year.  But the leaked documents completely shatter that narrative.  The leak revealed that there are U.S. forces deployed in Ukraine.  In fact, this was confirmed on Wednesday by John Kirby in an interview with Fox News.  This is not only a proxy war between the U.S. and Russia.  We are quite literally in the middle of a hot war with Russia.  A war which has not been approved by Congress as our laws would require.  That makes it a crime.  The documents also reveal that Ukrainian forces are in dire straits. [...] Furthermore, just two weeks ago Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin made the assertion that Ukraine was winning the war while he was testifying before Congress.  That is not true.  Ukraine is not winning the war and Austin knew that when he made a claim to the contrary.  Lying before Congress is a crime.  And now the administration is asking the media to cover all of this up.

The Most Important Thing To Be Learned From The Teixeira (Ukraine Docs) Leaks.  America no longer has a free press; more specifically, the vast majority of the media are simply mouthpieces for the UniParty and/or the Biden-regime:  [Tweets]  But just keep telling yourselves that 2024 will be different than 2020[,] that all we need to do is nominate Trump or all that we need to do is "move on" past Trump[,] and that magically the media that routinely LIE to us will suddenly become truth-tellers, that the ballot-harvesters will disappear, that the Democrat mega-billionaires who are literally buying votes will go back to buying super-yachts.

Janet Yellen says the U.S. economy is 'obviously performing exceptionally well'.  Inflation is kicking back up.  The dollar is falling.  People are pulling money out of even big banks now and buying gold.  The dollar is losing its reserve status.  Discouraged workers are dropping out of the workforce.  Layoffs are coming.  And recession is "baked in the cake."  [Tweet]  But don't tell Janet Yellen, Joe Biden's Treasury secretary.  Out on Planet Biden, the nutty professor is telling us the economy is in good shape.

Josh Hawley Rips Into AG Garland Over Senate Testimony.  Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) ripped into Attorney General Merrick Garland over his recent testimony, arguing that at least some of what he said before the Senate had been misleading at best and at worst, outright "false."  Hawley sent a letter to Garland's office on Tuesday morning, sharing it publicly in a tweet.  "Merrick Garland told me — under oath — the FBI was not targeting Catholic parishes.  That appears to have been a lie," the Missouri senator tweeted.  "I want the truth."  [Tweet]

Fiddling America Away.  The last few weeks, the world had been writing off the United States as either crazy or irrelevant as it watches America cannibalize itself.  Friends tremble at our sudden decline.  Enemies rejoice.  Neutrals make the necessary adjustments to join the ascendant non-American side.  The symptoms of our decline abroad appear everywhere.  The more Joe Biden brags about the crippling oil sanctions on Russia, friends like India and allies like Japan ignore them.  And why not, when Biden has no idea how long the war in Ukraine will last, or how much wherewithal the United States can, should, or will give Kyiv, or how its on-to-Red-Square blank check will finally end?  Big Biden talks about more solar and wind farms, and green new deals won't fill the gas tanks in Munich or heat the homes of Kyoto, or lower the price of imported oil in the United Kingdom.  Claiming the Afghanistan mess was a success fools no one.

The Real Existential Threat.  he two subjects Democrats like to talk about the most are democracy and existential threats, threats to our democracy and existence.  Since Democrats live in a Bizarro world, everything they say is opposite of reality and priority.  These threats to our existence if made in opposite order of consequence would be Russia, Iran, North Korea, China, and [...] the Democrats themselves!

The media-Deep State mind meld.  [Scroll down]  Nearly every outlet uses virtually the same phrases to denounce conservatives and further its agenda.  Guns bad.  Abortion rights good.  "Toxic masculinity" bad.  "Trans women" good.  Appropriation bad.  Biological men in women's locker-rooms and bathrooms good.  Climate change bad.  Fundamentally transforming the United States good.  And on and on, ad infinitum.  The mainstream media will vociferously proclaim any conspiracy theory to be true, and any truth to be a conspiracy theory.  Doubt that?  They aggressively and shamelessly promoted the "Russian-Collusion" fallacy for well-nigh two years but reported that the Hunter Biden laptop story "had all the earmarks of Russian disinformation."  Then came their reporting on the coronavirus pandemic, and the subsequent mask, social-distancing and vaccine mandates.

If Trump is bad, Clinton was worse.  [Scroll down]  [Bill] Clinton paid no penalty:  he was above the law as applied by shameless Democrats, who now exhibit contempt not just for Trump, but for all Republicans.  In the name of "defending democracy," this grotesque perversion of former liberalism is hyper illiberal, puking on the First Amendment under the guise of throttling "hate speech," while spewing hatred through BLM, Antifa, and a twisted denigration of murdered children, calling instead for "vengeance" on behalf of unhinged transgender miscreants.  The Rule of Law stands no chance when biology and facts are treated as malleable fiction.  Vaccines touted as "98% effective" don't work while sickening Americans, for a disease created in a lab but blamed on market animals.  Puberty-blocking hormones are gushingly pushed as salvific, ignoring their experimental nature, lifelong dependency, probable harms, and the underlying fact that most youth transgenderism is an idiotic child fad.  This spin-baloney is now in full churn against the trumped up shenanigans against Donald Trump.

The Only Way to Restore the Norms Is to Finish Them Off.  Mutually assured destruction works.  But the "mutual" part is just as important as the "destruction" part.  When you don't make it mutual, when your sissy rectitude reacts to them wrecking you by whimpering about how hypocritical they are, then it's only us who get destroyed.  And that does not work for me.  This is not to say that every red state functionary and Republican federal official needs to start lying and cheating like the Democrats do.  That is what the Democrats are doing.

Whoopi Mocks Conservatives Who Lost Everything In Tornadoes: 'There Hasn't Been Much Denying Of Climate Change'.  Whoopi Goldberg mocked conservatives during Thursday's broadcast of "The View," claiming that she hadn't heard as many people denying climate change since their houses had been "blown down ... for the fourth or the fifth time."  Goldberg joined her co-hosts on the ABC midday talk show in a preemptive post-mortem of the Republican Party in the wake of former President Donald Trump's indictment on Tuesday — beginning with co-host Joy Behar's claim that the party would never win another election. [...] Behar went on to claim that people would refuse to vote Republican because they didn't want to see more school shootings or tornadoes, appearing to suggest that voting Democrat would somehow prevent those things from happening.

White House Releases 11-Page Review of Biden Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal, Blaming Trump for Biden's Bad Decisions.  Despite the Biden White House having complete control over the issues and events during their withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, which included the murder of 13 U.S. servicemen during a terrorist attack at the Kabul airport, the Biden administration has to blame Donald Trump.  Pathetic doesn't even begin to appropriately outline the issue, and even U.S. corporate media can see it.  Without announcing the release in advance, the White House dropped an 11-page after action report claiming the prior administration was in control of all their decision making in the summer and fall of 2021.

Biden's shameful Afghanistan whitewash blames TRUMP for disastrous withdrawal that killed 13 service members.  The disastrous Afghanistan evacuation that led to the death of 13 U.S. service members and hundreds of civilians was Donald Trump's fault — and the scenes of Afghans falling from planes and the Taliban shooting people in the streets wasn't chaotic, the White House said Thursday [4/6/2023].  National Security Council spokesman John Kirby defended the Biden administration's actions in Kabul during the disastrous withdrawal in August 2021, after releasing a report detailing the reasons why they think it unfolded.  Kirby said the administration was 'proud' of how U.S. forces carried out the withdrawal, as the Taliban toppled the American-backed Afghan government the U.S. spent trillions over 20 years to keep stable.

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I am confident that this deceitful report is the work of Barack H. Obama, and Associates.  Why?  (1) Joe Biden could not have written it, because he can't put a coherent sentence together, and (2) It was Barack H. Obama's long-standing habit to blame most of his failures on George W. Bush.

Chuck Schumer Claims Trump 'is subject to the same laws as every American'.  In response to the Trump indictment, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is saying that Trump is subject to the same laws as everyone else.  This has become a Democrat talking point.  How many times have you heard Democrats say no one is above the law?  It's a total lie.  If it was true, Pelosi, Hillary, Biden and countless other Democrats would already be in jail.

Finance and the 'Great Reset'.  We know we are in a communist-type revolution because we are being deceived by our government and legacy and social media, which are largely captured.  And the deceit concerns the very things that are vital to our nation's welfare and survival:
  •   Lies about our insecure southern border facilitating an explosion of illegal immigrants, terrorists, criminals, and Chinese agents coming into the U.S.
  •   Lack of transparency behind the dangerous biological gain-of-function research funded by the U.S. that hatched COVID-19.
  •   Lies from U.S. public health care agency administrators, who imposed mandates on face masks, social distancing, lockdowns and then the untested "emergency use authorization" vaccines on the people.
  •   Attempted denial of the rights of parents in the care and education of their children.
  •   Censorship, FBI harassment, and political demonization of anyone questioning, discussing, and investigating vote and election fraud and its effect on the stature and legitimacy of our present government.
Big Tech, Big Pharma, Big Academia, Big Government, and its Media Complex have all failed us.

'Paucity of information publicly made available' about Fetterman leaves a dangerous vacuum.  On Oct. 30 last year, just nine days before the 2022 midterm elections, Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman told a crowd gathered here for a rally to pay no mind to his debate performance — just elect him, and he would be their 51st vote. [...] At the same time, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) went on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell, offering a word salad to the effect that Fetterman was fine, just missing a word or two, and that he and his team had been virtuous in their transparency every step of the way.  Except that they had not.  The challenge reporters and his constituents have faced has never been the illnesses from which the father of three suffers, whether it be the stroke, the heart condition, or the current mental health crisis.  Rather, it has always been the lack of transparency coming from the personal and political team that orchestrates Fetterman's every move.  From the get-go, they have conducted a case study on how not to be forthright.

Uncommon Senselessness: Who Are These People?  While we try to avoid lying to others and to ourselves, we cannot control those who repeatedly lie to us nor are we able to keep conversations with liberals on topic and avoid their attempts at personalizing them through name-calling, aspersion-casting and downright animus.  We're suckers for principles and for our faith in the inherent goodness of others.  We operate on a single guiding philosophy that includes fairness, civility and charitableness. [...] It's as if the 'blue' team enters the field outfitted with a completely different rulebook and proceeds to play the game according to those rules to the total confusion of the 'red' team to say nothing of the bewilderment of the fans in the stands!

Google's chatbot denies any political leaning, but promotes trans drugs, Joe Biden and veganism, and bashes Fox News, gun rights and the January 6 rioters.  Google's new chatbot Bard says it does not have a liberal bias — just don't ask it about giving puberty blockers to kids. took the artificial intelligence (AI) app on a test drive of thorny questions on the front-lines of America's culture wars.  We quizzed it on everything from racism to immigration, healthcare, and radical gender ideology.

So, That's Why John Fetterman's Hospital Stay Got Extended Another Two Weeks.  Does Pennsylvania have a U.S. Senator?  I only ask because John Fetterman has been hospitalized for what seems like a decade by now.  The Keystone progressive, who somehow handily beat Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz in the 2022 Senate race, was immediately riddled with health episodes.  During a Senate Democrat winter retreat, he had to be rushed to the hospital.  Fetterman would later be hospitalized again, opting to stay for a month to deal with bouts of depression.  That's when his wife ditched him to take the family on vacation.  Did they go to get some peace of mind, or did they see an opening for a holiday without worries that someone needed to watch dad consistently?  Who knows?  The vacation itself wasn't controversial — it's just the unseemly social media posts, with this family acting as if Mr. Fetterman was fine.  He's not.

Where is John Fetterman?  Episode 97.  As Matt Margolis reminded us at PJ Media this week, it has now been more than five weeks since Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman disappeared into Walter Reed, supposedly to deal with clinical depression.  But nobody has seen him since.  The regular "updates" provided by his staff have been, as Matt put it, "about as informative as a Magic 8 Ball."  We are periodically told that Fetterman is "doing better" or "on the road to recovery" and that we should expect him back "after a few more weeks."  But we still haven't seen so much as a photo of him, to say nothing of even the briefest of interviews so he could update his constituents personally.  This week a new conspiracy theory broke out suggesting that Fetterman has been replaced by a body double.  I'm not diving down that particular rabbit hole (the photo they used was from last May) but it certainly seems like something quite suspicious is going on.

Obviously an impersonator.
What's Up with John Fetterman's New Face?  And What Happened to the Glassy Blank Stare?  As Kristinn Taylor reported earlier at The Gateway Pundit — No one has seen any video of Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA), 53, speaking or moving since he was admitted to the psych ward at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on February 15, allegedly for treatment of severe clinical depression.  Since then, Fetterman's staff and wife Gisele have only released a handful of staged photos that show he is alive and at least somewhat cognizant.  No one except for his wife and a few of his senior staff members claim to have spoken with Fetterman, but they have not provided proof.  Then earlier today The Fetterman team released photos of the new and improved John Fetterman.  John looks well, healthy and happy.  Now compare that face to an earlier John Fetterman from last year during the campaign when he could not form a sentence.

Where Is John Fetterman?  If this update was meant to reassure us that Fetterman would be back to work at the Capitol soon, don't be fooled.  Fetterman's aides have repeatedly been moving the goalposts on us.  Earlier this month, Fetterman's chief of staff, Adam Jentleson, similarly told us that Fetterman was "well on his way to recovery" and would "be back soon."  At this point, I suspect we'll hear the same thing about Fetterman's "progress" in a few weeks, followed by yet another one after that, and another, and another.  How much longer are we going to be subjected to this ridiculous farce?  Fetterman's staff must be clueless about his actual condition (or hiding something) because their so-called "updates" have been about as informative as a Magic 8 Ball.  It's like they're just kicking the can down the road, hoping nobody notices how little they're actually saying, and avoiding the inevitable.

That's the Rub.  The word "democracy" has been so besmirched by dictators all over the globe that it's basically useless anyway, but it has become a thoughtless drumbeat used to rally the troops of the Left.  Self-government is way too important a concept to be associated with such worn and useless language, but here we are.  The words that are being beaten to death are seriously important words.  "Truth" and "lie" are good examples.  The Left will say anything, even when we know, and they know we know, that they are lying.  "Truth" has become nothing more than ice cream — we all get our own favorite flavor and whether or not our flavor bears any connection at all to reality has ceased to matter.  If that's not bad enough, leftists will then turn around and call us the liars.  I trust no one who denies absolute truth (as if there is any other kind), and I am sure that a society based on lies cannot survive because trust, which is based on truth, is the lubricant that keeps the whole machine turning.

There's no such thing as 'non-partisan'.  There are a lot of lies, falsehoods, and empty clichés that float around political circles, but there is no cliché emptier, more blatantly false or overused in a more disingenuous manner, than this one:  "This is not a Democrat or Republican issue.  It's non-partisan.  It's an American issue."  The only thing you can be sure of when you hear this is that what follows will be very partisan, hyper-partisan, and more party-specific than anything else you're likely to hear.

Joe Biden Lies a Lot Even for a Democrat.  We're still reeling as a nation from the fact that the man who currently occupies the Oval Office has the mental capacity of a diminished gnat.  If we're being honest with each other — and we always are here — Joe Biden was never the sharpest tool in the shed.  A lot of what we've been witnessing since Jan. 20, 2021, gets attributed to his age but Biden has always been a no-filter loon whose grip on reality is tenuous on his best days.  And he's always been a liar.  Over the years, many — even conservatives — have called what Biden does "embellishment."  No, he's a liar.  The younger people who were duped into voting for him don't know that his 1988 presidential run was derailed because it was found that he was a big-time plagiarist in college.  That's a sign of fundamental dishonesty, something that Biden has exhibited throughout his long, overrated career in Washington.

The Age of Conspiracy.  Going forward there are likely to be three kinds of conspiracies history must deal with:  1) the cons, 2) the heresies that turn out to be wrong and 3) the heresies that turn out to be right.  The way to spot the "cons" is to follow the money.  From this point of view it is actually climate change ironically that looks most vulnerable.  Heresies that turn out to be wrong tend to get empirically weaker over time, while heresies that are ultimately right become gradually more accepted.  The lab leak Covid origin theory may prove an example of a conspiracy that eventually proves true.  What used to be called "conspiracy theories" now characterize the way left/right, democrat/republican sides routinely regard each other.  What's worrisome is that both sides have hung up the phone.  In a sense nobody cares about fixing the model any more, just getting even.

The Age of Conspiracy.  Going forward there are likely to be three kinds of conspiracies history must deal with:  1) the cons, 2) the heresies that turn out to be wrong and 3) the heresies that turn out to be right.  The way to spot the "cons" is to follow the money.  From this point of view it is actually climate change ironically that looks most vulnerable.  Heresies that turn out to be wrong tend to get empirically weaker over time, while heresies that are ultimately right become gradually more accepted.  The lab leak Covid origin theory may prove an example of a conspiracy that eventually proves true.  What used to be called "conspiracy theories" now characterize the way left/right, democrat/republican sides routinely regard each other.  What's worrisome is that both sides have hung up the phone.  In a sense nobody cares about fixing the model any more, just getting even.

Eight Startling and Uncomfortable Ways the Democrat Party Emulates the Nazi Party.  [#6] [T]he Nazis perfected the art of indoctrinating the citizenry through propaganda and "fake news."  Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda, is credited with saying: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."  This strategy has been and continues to be used to great success by the Democrat party and their fellow travelers in the so-called mainstream media.  Whether it is the Russian collusion hoax, the so-called armed insurrection on January 6, 2021, climate change as an existential threat to mankind, suppression of voting rights, white supremacy running rampant, the necessity of lockdowns for the Covid pandemic or a myriad of other fabrications, the Party hierarchy lies with impunity as a means to their ends[,] as did the Nazis.

Joe Biden Claims a Child Wrote to Him About the 'Gender Wage Gap'.  On Monday [3/13/2023], the official POTUS account on Twitter posted a photo of a note allegedly written by a child — rife with grammatical and spelling errors for full effect — who was concerned about the alleged gender pay gap.  "Dear Presitent Biden," the letter begins.  "I just wanted to tell something not fair to ladies.  Men are getting more money then girls.  I think you should fix this since you're the presitent.  Even I'm a child and I think we should do something."  And it was signed, "From: Charlotte."  Whichever Biden staffer posted the picture of the letter tweeted along with it, "Charlotte, I couldn't agree more.  Women lose thousands of dollars each year, and hundreds of thousands over a lifetime, because of gender and racial wage gaps."  [Tweet]  Is the letter real?  Probably not.  I'd put good money on it being fake.  But, hey, let's just forget the questions about the letter's authenticity and address the real issue here:  the gender wage gap is a myth.

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CDC Inflated Data About Teen Girls and Sexual Assault.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) inflated data about teen girls and sexual assault in a news release about a new CDC report on teenage mental health.  In 2021, the percentage of teen girls who reported that they had ever been "forced to have sex" was up 27 percent since 2019, the health agency said, calling it "the first increase since the CDC began monitoring this measure."  The percentage of teen girls reporting this in the CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey reporting did rise, unfortunately — but not by quite the magnitude that the CDC news release said, reports Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler.  The actual increase was not 27 percent, but 18.4 percent.  And even this number leaves some room for doubt, owing to differences in data collection between previous-year surveys and 2021.

First Thing We Do, Let's Blame 'Deregulation'.  Whenever a disaster strikes, you can bet that a story will soon appear blaming "deregulation."  So it was in the immediate aftermath of the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.  And so it is now with the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank.  Before most people even knew what had happened over the weekend, the left was blaming President Donald Trump.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren, in an op-ed published in Monday's [3/13/2023] New York Times, said that a bill Trump signed in 2018 that tweaked some banking rules was responsible for SVB's failure.  "Had Congress and the Federal Reserve not rolled back the stricter oversight, SVB and Signature would have been subject to stronger liquidity and capital requirements to withstand financial shocks," she wrote.

No, Police Did Not Stem From Slave Patrols.  The controversy over Atlanta's Public Safety Training Center has resurrected a common claim made by critics of law enforcement, namely that American policing is a direct descendant of antebellum slave patrols.  A recent article at CounterPunch magazine claims that American policing "began as 'slave patrols' to capture enslaved Black people escaping plantations."  Elsewhere, an open letter from alumni of Spelman College refers to police as an "institution born of slave patrols."  This is echoed by a recent New York Times editorial asserting that "the origin of law enforcement in this country ... is a history rooted in slave patrols and militias designed to protect white people's lives and livelihoods from rebellion among enslaved Black people."  Even pro-law enforcement organizations such as the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund have bought into this claim.

Liberating Ourselves from Dystopia.  Evil liars are evil liars; they do not lie about health emergencies, open borders, election integrity, and the need for war while embracing honesty when it comes to "global warming," "white supremacy," or "transgenderism."  There is no spectrum where this subject is held reverently off-limits from government manipulation, while this other subject is deemed not worthy of providing the public with accurate information.  Once you accept that the government is in the business of lies, you must scrutinize anything that it says and act accordingly.  Of course, politicians and bureaucrats aren't all stupid.  They know that a growing share of Americans do not trust anything they have to say.  That's why they funnel so much tax money directly into the pockets of "non-governmental" think-tanks, media organs, fact-checkers, universities, environmental groups, and distinguished institutes filled with so-called "policy wonks."

J6 lies are part of a much bigger pattern.  It's not merely that the "mythmaking" of J6 has been used as an excuse to smear half the country as "domestic terrorists," weaponize the Justice Department against irate parents at school board meetings, sic the FBI on pro-lifers praying at abortion clinics and create a new bogeyman — "white Christian nationalism" — as the greatest threat facing the republic.  It's that the J6 manipulation is just one of many instances of Democrats flat-out lying to the American people for political gain.

The Fetterman Guarantee.  In an absolutely shocking piece of "journalism," the New York Times profiles how the office of John Fetterman is operating while the senator recovers from severe depression and a stroke at Walter Reed Hospital.  There is so much in this report that is wrong, troubling, or outright horrifying that it cannot be covered in a single blog post or column.  Here's one:  "It is not unusual for lawmakers to be told by members of their staff, sometimes after the fact, what bills they are co-sponsoring."  This is simply not true.  But the line that really jumped out at me was this:  ["]When Mr. Fetterman checked himself into the hospital on Feb. 15, the lead doctor told him that his case was treatable and guaranteed he would get back to his old self.  Post-stroke depression, doctors said, affects one in three people and can be very serious, but is also highly treatable.["]  What?  Tell us the name of the doctor.  What kind of doctor would issue a guarantee that his patient, after admission into the mental hospital, will "get back to his old self"?

A Grand Canyon of Difference.  My fight against lies and misinformation began at a young age.  I remember being in the first grade and being asked at Christmas to collect money for a United Nations agency called UNICEF — ostensibly, the organization existed to supply food for children in underdeveloped nations.  My dad then showed me an article reporting that Cuba was trading our donated grains to a third-party to buy military vehicles — a manufactured food shortage — and I immediately understood that I was initially sold a lie.  I began distrusting the government and the UN, although I did not yet understand the imperative role that propaganda played in order to elicit loyalty to a central government as its agents starved their own people.  I did not understand how some could behave so inhumanely.  Sadly, I learned to distrust much of what my friends and their parents believed — which was how I came to understand groupthink.  I turned in my donation box to my teacher and told her why.  I can't exactly remember how she took it; but not well.  My dad however was pleased, and bought me a subscription to Human Events, a well-known weekly conservative newspaper.

A Handy January 6 Fact Sheet.  In another example of Washington's inexorable slide into banana republic territory, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) took to the floor of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to call for the removal of an American journalist.  "I don't think I've ever seen an anchor treat the American people, and American democracy, with such disdain," Schumer said during his seven-minute authoritarian tirade.  "And he's going to come back tonight with another segment.  Fox News should tell him not to.  Fox News, Rupert Murdoch — tell Mr. Carlson not to run a second segment of lies.  You know it's a lie."  Schumer later reiterated his demand to a group of journalists who, rather than denounce one of the most powerful government officials in the country attempting to silence an influential member of the media, dutifully reported Schumer's bleating without question.

Former J6 Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson Claims He Didn't Have Access to January 6 Footage.  Former January 6 Chairman Bennie Thompson claimed he never had access to January 6 footage after Fox News host Tucker Carlson released never-before-seen footage.  Bennie Thompson told CNN that he is not aware of any January 6 Committee members having access to the J6 footage.  "I'm actually not aware of any member of the committee who had access.  We had a team of employees who kind of went through the video," Bennie Thompson told CNN.

Lies, and Democrats.  Why not release all the footage to the public — footage of a public building, with public cameras, funded by the public, and video of the public during an event in broad daylight?  Why did the nation's socialist media, the Democrats, and the useless RINOs of the Republican Party insist on keeping all of this material from the people?  Because it would be hard to push their revolving narrative game on Jan. 6, 2021 if the people could fully see what happened — ugly as it was.  It was far easier to make all kinds of hyperbolic claims when they controlled what everyone could see.  With it all released, they would have to fall back on "don't believe your lying eyes."  The socialists can screech all they want about the release of the footage as a "threat to democracy" or whatever.  And that Jan. 6, 2021 was the biggest battle near Washington since Bull Run, but everyone can see for himself that there was some bull involved, but not what they meant.  They can complain all they want about an "armed" insurrection, coup, attack, or whatever descriptor comes up on the spinning word wheel for the week.  But when it's boring footage of people just walking around, the lies start falling apart, and their new version of the Reichstag fire blows up in their smug faces.

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If the Democrats were lying about what happened on January 6, 2021, and incessantly drew attention to January 6 for two years, one can reasonably infer that they are also lying about, and diverting your attention from, the underlying cause of the January 6 demonstration, which was the stolen 2020 presidential election.

We are being lied to and manipulated by our own governments.  In the latest news, they now want you to believe that a pro-Ukrainian group sabotaged the Nord Stream pipelines, although Seymour Hersh has clearly demonstrated that it was all orchestrated by the US in his last month report.  Yes, this is all a coordinated media hoax campaign.  The one question remaining is why now?  What are they trying to suddenly cover up?  What do they want to hide? [...] Now let's make a little game and let's assume that Ukraine is behind the attacks on Nord Stream.  What do you think will happen then?
  •   Will this affect our arms supply debate?
  •   Will anyone address that attacking civilian infrastructure in other countries is a war crime?  After all, Ukraine never misses an opportunity to brand Russian attacks on its critical infrastructure as war crimes.
  •   Will someone argue that now Ukraine generally does not deserve our help?
OF COURSE NOT!  Let's further assume that this was "not the Ukraine government" but some Ukrainian oligarch, as 'The Times' reports.
  •   Would we let Ukraine get away with it?
  •   What if the oligarch is affiliated with a party?
  •   Are we going to be peddled into another "just a few confused loners" conspiracy?

The Democrats are Down to Begging Their Enemies to Keep Their False Jan 6 Narrative Alive.  The Democrats have assumed quite a few different kinds of attitudes over the course of the last year and all surrounding one topic; the events of January 6.  First, they were horrified and scared of being harmed, then they were righteously furious, then they were stoically pursuing justice.  Their noble quest to bring the guilty to justice over an attempted "insurrection" was one of epic proportions and they would stop at nothing to right the wrongs and protect the country from the murderous and treasonous machinations of Trump and those who consider themselves MAGA fanatics.

The Death of Expertise.  The "experts" told us that Obamacare wouldn't raise health care costs, that a random YouTube video caused the 9/11 Benghazi attack, that Hillary's unsecured private email server containing classified material was no big deal, that Donald Trump was a Russian spy, that the Steele dossier was something more than Clinton campaign propaganda, that a Trump presidency would bring economic depression and global war, that the Biden family had no financial interests in Ukraine or China, that Hunter Biden's laptop was Russian disinformation, that mail-in ballot dumps without signature matching or other verifiable security checks were perfectly normal, and that the 2016 election was rigged — but that calling the 2020 election "rigged" is an attack on democracy.  The "experts" were wrong, but they held the most fashionable opinions.

Russian Sanctions Have Proved as Useless as COVID Vaccines.  In teasing an imminent re-election announcement from President Braindead, pretend medical doctor Jill Biden recently bragged that her husband had "brought us out of the chaos."  Brought us out of the chaos?  Both inflation and illegal immigration are out of control, Americans' financial security is in tatters, forced "vaccinations" did nothing to curb COVID, and we're closer to WWIII than ever before.  If this is Slow Joe's idea of "smooth sailing," then nuclear Armageddon is nothing but "a bit of a rough patch."  Just what do Jill and her Marxist mavens smoke that so twists their noggins into thinking that the nation is in better shape since they took control of D.C.  behind barbed-wire fences, sandbag barricades, and military troops?

Dems Silencing Truth About 'Brain Dead' Fetterman Until August To Avoid Special Election.  Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) is much worse than he, wife and staff are telling the public.  It is only through leaks to the media that the public is learning the truth and that is only after events prove the lies.  According to reports, Fetterman, the 6 foot 8, heavily tattooed Democrat, is essentially "brain dead" and unable to take care of himself, much less perform the job he was elected to do.  Democrats are determined to silence the truth about Fetterman's condition until after August 28 in order to avoid a special election which they understand they would almost certainly lose.  [Tweet]

Power grid attacks up 71% and Biden acolytes tell us it's all those white supremacists.  [Scroll down]  Ah.  The old white supremacists, same as the Biden administration argues, elevating these marginal losers and lowlifes to the highest threat in the land.  Most of these dirtbags they catch are Trump-haters, but the strategy is all about Getting Trump, whom they view as the grand-daddy of white supremacism.  After all, the Bidenites have been obsessed with white supremacists, most recently targeting Catholic Latin Mass-lovers as "white supremacists" premised on Biden's executive order to hunt them down wherever they may be as the nation's biggest threat.  Now their allies are saying the attacks on the power grid are the work of white supremacists.  No doubt they will go hunting for them in those parts, and yes, they have turned up a few such losers.  But what's missing here is that America has enemies.  And some of the most terrifyingly effective power grid attacks, such as the one that hit the Metcalf Station, near San Jose, in 2013, bore all the earmarks of an actual foreign enemy attack.

Habitual liars: Democrats and the media blame Trump for Ohio train carnage.  A disastrous chemical spill occurs in East Palestine, Ohio, and Biden and Mayor Pete don't say a word or visit for weeks.  Shouldn't the media stop pretending that Biden is empathetic?  (Had the event involved a firearm, you know they would have been on site in less than 24 hours to exploit the tragedy as a means to a political end.)  After three weeks, President Trump shows up and the media goes into protection mode, blaming him for the carnage, asserting his "deregulations" were to blame[,] even though his rule-cutting had nothing to do with the cause of the wreck.  Yet, even if Trump's policies were to blame, wouldn't that be all the more reason for Biden and Mayor Pete to go?  I mean, they sure love to blame Trump for everything.  If Trump actually undid crucial safety regulations, shouldn't Biden and Mayor Pete have reinstated the measures?  [A recent] article in Politico shows the deplorable priorities of a significant majority of journalists.  They clearly care more about covering up for Biden's incompetence and inaction than they do about the people suffering from the chemical spill.

Biden's Wonderful World of 'Equity'.  Immediately after his inauguration on January 20, 2021 Joe Biden, signed an executive order placed in front of him directing the federal government to "...pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all."  On February 16, 2023, he signed a follow-up executive order mandating that all federal agencies create teams and annual plans to insure equity within all government agencies and to utilize government programs to compel equity within the private sector.  The use of the word "equity" is a deliberate attempt to hoodwink the American public, who are fully are on board with a similar-sounding word "equality."  Equity, unlike equality, isn't equal access to opportunity or equal protection before the law.  Equity, per the American Marxists, is the redistribution of societal status, legal protection, and economic goods (i.e., jobs and material possessions) in accordance with their politized assessment of disadvantages and demographics.  Equity, in the Marxist context, requires a clearly defined villainous group, and not coincidentally a political adversary, in order to manipulate the masses into believing that they have the best interests of the people at heart.  But first the population has to be segmented or tribalized and then indoctrinated into believing they as distinct groups have been and continue to be victimized and, thus, deserving of equal outcomes as merit or ability is immaterial.

During January 6 Hearing, Schiff Doctored Text Messages Between Mark Meadows And Rep. Jim Jordan.  After leaking fake Donald Trump, Jr. emails, fabricating the transcript of a 2019 phone call between former President Donald Trump and Ukraine's president, and lying about his interactions with the so-called whistleblower behind House Democrats' first impeachment of Trump, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is now running the same con against a fellow lawmaker.  During a hearing Monday night on the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Adam Schiff claimed to have proof that a member of Congress texted former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to instruct former Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.  Not only did Schiff misrepresent the substance of the text message and its source, he even doctored original text messages, which were obtained and reviewed by The Federalist in their entirety.

The EPA Has No Credibility.  Just as the CDC's COVID guidelines and the EPA's claims that the air was safe following 9/11 both defied logic, so too does the latest EPA claim that the air and water are safe in East Palestine, Ohio defy logic; not only logic, but experience.  The streams and creeks in East Palestine are visibly contaminated.  Residents have experienced illness and seen dead fish, pets, fowl, and livestock in the aftermath.  But the EPA says everything is okay.  Officials mock residents expressing hesitation about drinking the tap water.  The government has minimized the tragedy.  Neither organization — the EPA nor the CDC — has a shred of credibility. [...] The EPA's very best is a history of lies — lies which have gotten Americans killed.  And their knowledge isn't knowledge at all; it's ignorance.  Why should anyone trust the EPA?

Constant Government Lies Spark Resistance Movements.  In the digital public square of social media, I have seen a noticeable uptick in biting memes and political cartoons calling out the U.S. government for its constant lies.  In one example, a cyber-billboard screams, "I don't know if I'm being distracted by vaccine deaths so I don't notice inflation, or if inflation is the distraction to Ukraine money laundering, or if Ukraine is a distraction for rampant pedophilia, or if pedos are distracting me from election fraud."  Clearly, that was produced before the great balloon scare gripped the nation. [...] What I see today is a bubbling movement of frustration and anger that is as acidic as anything I've come across. [...] Whether it is White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claiming that Slow Joe is the "best communicator" around; Treasury secretary Janet Yellen insisting for over a year that skyrocketing inflation would be "transitory"; government economists redefining words to avoid admitting that we're in a recession; Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas flat-out lying about the southern border being "secure"; or former chief of staff Ron Klain preposterously labeling the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, in which thirteen U.S. servicemembers lost their lives for no reason, a "tremendous humanitarian achievement," the people occupying the highest positions of power and authority in the U.S. government do not bat an eye while telling the American people the most outrageous falsehoods drenched in risibly nauseating sanctimony.

ChatGPT and automated propaganda.  Now that language AI is able to join online political debates and thereby influence the actions of governments, limiting government powers has never been more important.  The chatbot ChatGPT, launched by OpenAI in November, showcases that AI is now on par with activists when it comes to flooding the media with biased, nonfactual articles and posts that make the government waste money and violate our liberties. [...] ChatGPT heralds a new era. [...] Nonetheless, critical voices highlighted its lack of factual accuracy.  The programming platform Stack Overflow even banned the software on the grounds that it produced answers to programming questions that sounded convincing, but turned out to be false.

Truth in Government.  Whether it is the mainstream media, the social media giants, academia, Hollywood, or corporate America, these institutions lie about everything.  They lie that climate change is a mortal threat to civilization.  It's not.  In fact, there has been zero warming for the last eight years.  Has the media reported that?  They lie that gun violence is out of control.  It is not.  Americans are safer from guns 2023 more so than at any time in our history.  Your chances of being killed by a gun is lower by orders of magnitude less than your chances of getting hit by lightning.  They lie about abortion involving women's health when it is really the murder of children in the womb.  They lie that the nation has secure borders as millions illegally enter our country including terrorists and drug runners.  They lie that the rich pay no taxes despite the U.S. having the most regressive tax regime in the world where our richest citizens pay a disproportionate percentage of the nation's taxes.  They even lie about basic biology, exploiting the sad plight of victims of gender dysphoria.  In recent years there has been a 4000% increase in young females claiming to be the opposite sex.  Is no one in our vaunted institutions — academia or the media — interested in how this could be happening?  They lie about the police being murderous brutes when the truth is that overwhelmingly the police are honest, brave, and fair public servants doing a thankless job to keep our citizenry safe from criminals.  Americans need to demand truth from all our institutions.

Biden Falsely Claims Food Prices Are Down, Reality Is They Are Up 11.8%.  President Joe Biden is again lying to the American people, claiming the country is in better shape than he wants you to believe.  On Tuesday, Biden falsely claimed that inflation, including food prices, is on the mend.  However, the inflation report revealed that prices increased during January.  "Today's report on inflation shows the good is that inflation in America is continuing to come down," Biden claimed.  "Food prices at the grocery store are coming down."  However, the price of grocery store items rose 0.5 percent since the beginning of the year.  Over the past 12 months, food prices went up 10.1 percent.  Many everyday grocery store items are causing pain at the register for American families as they continue to have to put food on the table.  Eggs are up 70.1 percent compared to the year before, while dairy is up 14 percent.  Poultry is up 0.7 percent, and frozen fruits and vegetables are up 0.6 percent from December.

Joe Biden Falsely Claims Food Prices Are 'Continuing to Come Down'.  President Joe Biden falsely claimed food prices are coming down after Tuesday's inflation report revealed prices at the grocery store actually increased in January.  Delivering a Tuesday afternoon keynote address at the National Association of Counties, Biden falsely claimed inflation, including food prices, is coming down. [...] Over the past 12 months, grocery prices have gone up 10.1 percent, the numbers reflecting the month of January show.

The Democratic litany of Hunter Biden's laptop lies.  So many lies were told at the House Oversight's first committee hearing Wednesday into the corruption scandal involving Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop and the subsequent cover up by the FBI with social-media firms to rig the 2020 election in favor of Joe Biden.  Or, as Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez tried to rebrand it: "Hunter Biden's half-fake laptop."  It's a sign of desperation that more than two years after The Post published the first bombshell story from the laptop, Dems can't get their stories straight on what the laptop really is.  Is it Hunter's property, his "personal data" that was stolen from him, as his lawyers claimed last week in letters demanding the Department of Justice investigate John Paul Mac Isaac, the owner of the Delaware computer repair shop where Hunter abandoned his laptop while a crack addict in April 2019?  Or is it the "so-called laptop," as Hunter's lawyers claimed in a backflip clarification the next day?

After His State Takes Away Gas Stoves, Sen. Schumer Falsely Claims "Nobody is Taking Away Your Gas Stove".  Political discourse is skipping right past the "make a good argument" stage to the "lying right to your face" stage. [...] Schumer also tweeted that Republicans were, "cooking up a silly, shameless, and desperate narrative that Democrats are coming for your gas stove."  Fact Check:  Infinity pinnochios.  The governor of his own state has proposed a gas stove ban. [...] Yes, they want to ban your stove, your car, your home and your life.  It's what they do.  And they lie about it non-stop until they're ready to do it.

50 ways for experts to lose their expertise.  It turns out that everyone was lying, including those 50 experts who called the laptop Russian misinformation.  Can't wait to see one of the 50 explain it to Representative Jim Jordan now that Hunter Biden admitted the laptop is his.  Wouldn't you love to see the Trump-Biden second debate now that we know that it was his laptop?  As you may remember, President Trump kept bringing up Hunter and Biden the experts.  In other words, the whole Russia-Trump story, from collusion to the laptop to Hamilton 68, was fake.

[A] Left-wing think tank [is] responsible for thousands of fake Russia stories: new Twitter Files.  A left-wing think tank erroneously claiming to track Russian online activity was responsible for thousands of bogus stories asserting the nation's influence in US politics, according to the latest batch of Twitter Files.  The Hamilton 68 "dashboard" was the brainchild of former FBI special agent and MSNBC contributor Clint Watts and operated under the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a think tank founded in 2017 — shortly after former President Trump took office.  The ASD Advisory Council included such figures as top Clinton ally John Podesta, Obama-era acting CIA Director Michael Morell, former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, and former conservative activist Bill Kristol.  The latest Twitter Files disclosure, the 15th so far, revealed how Hamilton 68's Russian bot dashboard repeatedly insisted there was widespread and deep Russian penetration of social media and unveiled that Twitter executives frequently challenged those claims internally.

The Manic Methods of Mad Democrats.  In 2016, Hillary Clinton led the charge that Trump was "illegitimate" and had stolen the election.  She never recanted and was soon joined by scores of Democratic officials, including perennial election-denier former President Jimmy Carter and Joe Biden.  Her surrogates like Jill Stein sued to invalidate the election on the premise that computers were rigged, while has-been Hollywood actors peddled videos begging the electors to renounce their state popular vote tallies.  As a rule, leftists who most ardently denied the 2016 election — current House Minority Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) is the most notorious example — were the most vigorous in attacking conservatives for "denying" the 2020 election.  Stacey Abrams, who lost the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election by more than 50,000 votes but who described herself as the "real" governor, created a lucrative career barnstorming the country and lecturing Democratic audiences about how "voter suppression" had "robbed" her of the governorship.  Since 2000, as a general truism, the only presidential elections Democrats did not deny were those they won.

Jean-Pierre Makes It Clear She'll Blame Republicans For Economic Downturn Even Though Biden Is President.  When Trump was President, the Democrats credited *Obama* for economic success and blamed *Trump* for any economic turbulence.  Now that Biden is "President", his White House is doing something very similar.  During a press briefing on Wednesday, Karine Jean-Pierre made it clear that she is going to blame *Republicans* for any future economic downturns, such as high gas prices and tumbling 401k's, even though Joe Biden is the one in the White House.  Yes, really.  "They're [Republicans] threatening to kill millions of jobs and 401k plans by trying to hold the debt limit hostage," Jean-Pierre said on Wednesday.

Isn't it Time For Adam Schiff to be Expelled From Congress?  With each new release of the "Twitter Files" we learn more and more about the deep corruption in Washington.  We sensed during Covid that something was really wrong — for example the bizarre denial of natural immunity.  But thanks to Elon Musk's decision to open the books, our worst fears have been proven true.  Each new release seems to show something even more criminal inside America's rotten ruling class.  In the latest release, thanks to the excellent reporting of independent journalist Matt Taibbi, we see outgoing Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), continuously pressuring Twitter to validate his fantasies of "Russian bots" manipulating US politics.  The short version of what Taibbi reported comes from around the time then-Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was about to release his Committee's findings about the FBI misuse of the FISA Court to spy on the Trump presidential campaign.  The FBI, it turns out, relied exclusively on the widely-discredited "Steele Dossier" — paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign — as justification to spy on the Trump campaign.

Will Any of You Leftists Wake Up?  Leftists lie.  They lie relentlessly.  They lie constantly.  Their lies populate the minds and mouths of pundits and "news" reporters occupying the newsrooms of MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and even Fox News.  Their lies fill the columns of practically every newspaper in America.  Their lies are spouted by educators in practically every classroom and form the plots of countless movies, TV shows and documentaries.  Our nation is drowning in their lies.  Words cannot adequately describe you, leftists.  You are dishonest to the core, self-motivated to the core, and possessed of an incomprehensible, towering arrogance that takes one's breath away.  But even some of you must realize your house of cards is falling.  The policies being pursued by Democrats at every level of government are visiting wholesale destruction on our economy, our culture and our future.

Why Deception Is Essential to the Left.  News item: Stanford University withdraws its "Harmful Language" list after it received widespread publicity — and universal ridicule.  But other universities are quietly imposing similar "language guidance" albeit without high-profile master lists that would expose them to the withering laughter and contempt they deserve.  News item: The Biden Administration rushes to reassure Americans that there is "no plan" to ban natural gas stoves.  This is a lie, of course.  Lots of progressive cities — and even New York state — are moving to impose bans on all natural gas appliances.  There is no doubt that the climatistas are determined to take away your gas stoves.  What do these two stories have in common?  In both cases the left was too open and explicit about what they wanted, drawing unwanted and premature attention.

Hunter Biden laptop-denier now admits emails are real.  Don't let him get away with it.  Douglas Wise, a former Defense Intelligence Agency deputy director and former senior CIA operations officer, is back in the news this week.  In an interview with The Australian, Wise admits that he and others always knew that the emails on the Hunter Biden laptop were likely genuine.  It was a remarkable admission from one of more than 50 former intelligence officials who signed a letter dismissing the Hunter Biden laptop story before the 2020 presidential election as likely "Russian disinformation."  Yet, Wise still maintains that, while true, he and the other officials were right to call it out as likely "disinformation."  Arguing that something is true, but still constitutes disinformation sounds a lot like ... well ... disinformation.

The Manic Methods of Mad Democrats.  Before any presidential or midterm election, strict news suppression ensures that all bad news will follow, not precede, the voting.  The Twitter files, Project Veritas ambush interviews, the Podesta emails, and occasional left-wing braggadocio like Molly Ball's now infamous post-2020 election revelations in Time magazine, confirm the fusion between the media and the Democratic Party.  To the degree there is any independent journalistic inquiry about Biden — such as we are only now seeing with Biden's security violations — it is likely only because the party wants the 80-year-old enfeebled Biden out of office.  The Democratic-media-deep-state nexus quashed all 2020 pre-election revelations about the embarrassing Hunter Biden laptop.  Its contents more or less proved that the Biden family was corrupt.  Twitter and Facebook confessionals show how, in lapdog fashion, social media forbade coverage of the truth about the laptop.  More than 50 former intelligence officers, organized by the confessed liars John Brennan and James Clapper — both of whom have admitted to deceiving Congress while under oath — used their former titles to fortify the pre-election lie that Hunter's laptop was likely Russian disinformation.  A poll conducted after the election revealed that those voters who knew of the story might have changed their vote had they known the truth.  Neither Clapper nor Brennan nor any of their subordinates has ever apologized.

You Must Assume That All Information Put Out By Our Government Is Corrupt.  Throughout the agencies of our federal government, an important function is to issue data and information about the state of the country.  These data cover a vast array of topics such as population, demographics, income and poverty, the state of the economy, the GDP, employment and unemployment, activities of foreign adversaries, weather and climate, energy production and use, and much, much more.  The Congress and states use this information in making important public policy decisions, and the people use it to make decisions for their everyday lives.  Not the least of those decisions is how to vote.  So is the information issued by the government basically honest and reliable for important decisions?  Or, instead, is the output of official information cynically manipulated and corrupted by a government interested mainly in perpetuating and increasing its own power?  And given that the federal bureaucracy is 90+% Democrat in political orientation, to what extent does that bureaucracy manipulate the information it issues to further the election of Democrats?  The evidence of data manipulation in favor of Democrats is so pervasive that we have to assume that essentially all information put out by the government is corrupt.

Twitter Files Show Company Knew Democrat Claims About 'Russian Bots' Were False.  A new release of the Twitter Files provides further evidence that the company was aware that claims of "Russian bots" on the platform, made by Democrats and the media, were wildly exaggerated or outright fabrications.  Nevertheless, Twitter continued to indulge the Democrat and mainstream media-pushed conspiracy theory in public.  As Twitter attempted to placate Democrats on the hill with an appeasement strategy, humoring claims about Russian influence they knew were false, Twitter officials complained that the strategy amounted to "feeding congressional trolls."

In Liberal Media, Never Is Heard a Discouraging Word About Hakeem Jeffries, Election Denier.  In the midst of reveling in the "debacle" of Republicans failing to promote House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to speaker, some leftish media outlets broadcast celebratory stories on House Democrats electing Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., as their minority leader.  On Wednesday, NPR's "All Things Considered" did a story on McCarthy failing to win support alongside a story headlined "Looking back at a decade of GOP hard-liners in Congress."  But it also spent almost three minutes touting Jeffries as the first black lawmaker nominated for speaker of the House. [...] Meanwhile, to represent the view NPR refuses to consider, Kyle Martinsen of the Republican Party's messaging team sent around a memo on how all 212 Democrats voted for Jeffries despite the small problem that his "record of election denialism is well documented — and thoroughly unhinged."  Among the claims:
  [#1]   Jeffries declared the 2016 election was "rigged" and a "hoax," and that a "cloud of illegitimacy" hangs over then-President Donald Trump.
  [#2]   Jeffries called to "investigate [Trump's] so-called victory."  He insisted "history will never accept" Trump "as a legitimate President."
  [#3]   Jeffries said that "the more we learn about 2016 election the more ILLEGITIMATE it becomes."
  [#4]   Jeffries claimed Russia succeeded in "artificially placing" Trump in the White House.
  [#5]   Jeffries referred to Trump as a "fake president" at least 73 times.
Martinsen summed up:  "In total, Jeffries denied the legitimacy of the 2016 election at least 163 times."

The Katie Porter scandal everyone is ignoring.  Katie Porter, darling of the liberal media, is having a rough couple of weeks.  The California congresswoman has recently been accused of: firing an employee who allegedly gave her Covid; using racist language, and fostering a hostile workplace.  These are explosive allegations to be levied against a high-profile Democrat, yet the general public would never have heard of any of them were it not for an anonymous Instagram account that did the job of the entire DC press corps.  "Rep. Katie Porter fires staffer after both test positive for COVID," Dear White Staffers posted last week, sharing Signal messages purporting to be from Porter's now-former staffer where the congresswoman berated her employee.  "Well you gave me Covid," Porter's messages read.  "It took you not following the rules to get me sick."  Porter's office subsequently confirmed that the staffer was punished, but argued that she was simply banned from ever returning to in-person work and was not immediately terminated.

Nancy Pelosi calls House Democrats 'The greatest collection of intellect, integrity, and imagination assembled.  Just when one thinks one has heard everything, one is proven wrong.  Outgoing speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi recently wrote her last "Dear Colleague" letter to her Democrat co-conspirators/comrades.  In this missive, she stated, "During the 117th Congress, President Biden and Congressional Democrats have put forth a shining vision of justice for all.  Together, we have worked tirelessly to infuse this value into our legislative efforts.  We can all take immense pride in our achievements toward that goal, which is making a real difference in the lives of the American people."  Justice?  For all?  Tell that to all those still rotting in prison, without conviction or charge, for strolling through the People's House on January 6, 2021.  Tell that to those who were snatched from their homes in the wee hours of the morning by armed feds when a simple summons to appear would have sufficed.  Tell that to all those whose jobs were considered unessential.  Tell that to all those in the military who were discharged because they wouldn't accept an experimental substance into their bodies.  Tell that to all those who have lost loved ones to violent crime, rates of which skyrocketed in the past two years due to Democrat policies — or to those who have lost loved ones to fentanyl because Democrats absolutely refuse to police our southern border.  And tell it to America's rapidly dwindling middle class, beset by historic inflation, supply chain problems, and rising taxes.

The House Speaker Vote — Embarrassment, Indeed.  [S]everal decades ago I worked for a large southern utility in their Communications Office.  I was among several selected to be a Media Liaison, the person who issued information to the public/media in case of a catastrophic event that impacted the electrical grid, a nuclear plant, etc.  One of the top communication consultant organizations in the nation was brought in to train us in how to communicate with the media.  The training covered not just the language we used, but heavily emphasized our appearance, our facial expressions, etc.  One point emphasized heavily was that we were to never look at a questioner to our right or left simply by shifting our eyes toward that person, but to turn our head to look directly at the questioner.  To do otherwise, we were told, "makes you look shifty."  We were given several catastrophic scenarios wherein we practiced using "positive" language in a calm, controlled manner "in order to create the sense that everything is okay."  I asked a simple question, "What if everything has gone south and things are not okay... are we supposed to lie?"  The trainer (actually, the head man of the famous company) practically exploded, advising me in no uncertain terms that my job had nothing to do with the truth, but everything to do with creating the impression that everything was under control, in order to spread a sense of calm and that public safety was assured.

The Editor says...
If your career as a lying government spokesman doesn't work out, you can seamlessly transition to any automobile dealership or phone company!

2022, Perhaps the Apex Year for an Era of Pretending.  For the past two years I can only encapsulate the entire social, political and socioeconomic dynamic that surrounds us by saying we are living in an era of great pretending.  Why?  Because nothing else adequately explains it.  A recession is no longer two negative quarters of economic growth.  Elections are no longer defined by votes cast, but by ballots counted.  Meanwhile, women are claimed to have penises and people will argue — strenuously and with commitment — that men can give birth to babies.  Simultaneously, vaccines are no longer about medicines to avoid viruses, and Americans have some moral obligation to fund the administrative salaries, pensions and expense accounts for a nation of European politicians, in a country that few taxpayers could find on a map.  We must pretend the occupant of the oval office is not a dementia patient, at the same time we must pretend the Dept of Homeland Security and FBI is not telling online speech platforms that identifying the dementia patient, as a dementia patient, means you are a domestic violent extremist.  The absurdity of the pretenses are off-the-charts.

Government by Gimmick Won't Last.  We are right now in an interim period that might best be called a kind of government by gimmick.  Nothing our "leaders" say is bound by much truth.  Three years of pandemic lockdowns, forced experimental injections, government-sanctioned censorship, and other unconstitutional COVID-1984 measures were moronically justified as necessary because government health bureaucrats and politicians were acting at the "speed of science."  What kind of nonsense is that?  When has real science ever been anything but methodical and slow?  Yet that authoritarian policy directive has justified three years of reckless tyranny across the West, and too many minds squeezed by Marxism's weeds simply complied.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security habitually lies about America's borders being "secure," even though illegal immigration has never been worse, and so long as corporate media parrot government lies, reality is ridiculously distorted.  Climate change, which is an immutable planetary phenomenon, has been transformed into irrefutable proof that centralized government authority must intervene in all economic activity — the exact policy objective, coincidentally enough, that forms the foundations of Marxist power.  When Elon Musk's recent "Twitter Files" release confirmed that the FBI has been actively directing policies of censorship and speech punishment against the American people, the lawless law enforcement agency accused anybody with eyes and brain sufficient to comprehend the Bureau's constitutional betrayals of being "conspiracy theorists" pushing "misinformation."  Why should federal police confess to crimes when only they, not the people, have the power to make arrests?

Excerpts from the Democrat-to-English dictionary: updated for 2023
Extremist: someone who disagrees with a Democrat.
Fairness:  when progressive ideas and/or candidates carry the day.  (Antonym, unfairness:  when conservative ideas and/or candidates carry the day.)
Far-right:  this term is rightfully applied to any individuals or groups who oppose Democratic/woke policies and talking points.
Fascist:  someone who disagrees with a Democrat.

From 'Free Speech' to Elon Musk.  There was a time, in years past, when calling someone a hypocrite was taken as an insult to a person's integrity, or more specifically their lack thereof.  That is no longer the case.  Today's political Left, Democrats in particular, now seemingly take pride in their ability to shift positions at will.  They do so in all sincerity, with a straight face while facing no repercussions in either the media or at the polls.  As Grouch Marx once said regarding politicians:  "Sincerity is the key to success.  Once you can fake that you've got it made."  Democrats have perfected this into an art form.

Duplicitous media suggests a 'Republican Biden' for a GOP win.  [Scroll down]  Why would journalists support leftist politicians and their policies when statistics show the majority of people unhappy and distressed?  A recent poll conducted by USA Today revealed that "two-thirds of respondents... say the country has gotten off on the wrong track."  Well, because the journalists and the rest of the Democrats apparently live their lives in a fantasyland:  They pretend they care about Blacks by supporting "reparations" — but with other people's money.  They pretend they care about Blacks but "expand abortion care."  They pretend they care about education but prevent the poor and minorities from having the freedom of school choice.  They pretend they want women to control their own bodies yet will fire them if they don't take a vaccine still currently in clinical trials.  They pretend they support women and privacy, but they make them compete and shower with biological men.  They pretend they can control the climate, so long as the poor and middle classes hand over more money.  They pretend that they never tried to block election results.

Twitter — and Democrats — lied, lied and lied again about censorship.  "1984" author George Orwell warned that "if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought."  That line has never been more relevant than in the aftermath of the second release of Twitter documents this week.  Many liberals had denied the social media giant was engaging in censorship by using the more pleasant term "content modification."  Now documents show Twitter executives burying "disfavored" views as "visibility filtering" and "amplification" limits.  Calling executives the "head of legal, policy, and trust" (Vijaya Gadde) and the "global head of trust & safety" (Yoel Roth) doesn't alter their status as some of the greatest censors in history.  Yet the license for this massive system clearly came from Twitter's very top.

100 Times Election Denier Hakeem Jeffries Declared Election Results Were Fake, Artificial, Illegitimate.  Election denier Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) attacked democracy at least 100 times by questioning the integrity of American elections, according to Republican National Committee's research exclusively obtained by Breitbart News.  Jeffries, minority leader of House Democrats, has cast doubt on the integrity of American elections by way of seven different categories:  legitimacy, cheating, rigged, fake, artificial, hoax, and 'so-called."  The seven ways in which Jeffries attacked democracy were spewed into the public domain for years via Twitter, TV, and political speeches.  The tabulation goes back as far as 2017 after former President Donald Trump defeated two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

MSM: Democrats Can't Be Election Deniers.  There's always a double standard for the radical left.  There's always a reason why it's "different" when Democrats say something racist, break the law, or question the results of an election.  Case in point:  Time magazine published an article claiming that Republicans who dub House Minority leader-elect Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) an "election denier" are wrong in doing so.  There's no doubt that Jeffries is an election denier.  We have the receipts.  He is actually one of many Democrats who have called Donald Trump an illegitimate president.  According to Time, the term "election denier" has become associated with Republicans who say the 2020 election was stolen because they "assert without evidence there was fraud in 2020 voting."  But the author says that calling Jeffries an "election denier" is misleading and "conflates different issues."  The real issue, which goes unsaid in the article, is that Jeffries and others in his party who have routinely denied the results of presidential elections won by Republicans are Democrats.  Since 2000, every single presidential election won by a Republican has been called "illegitimate" by Democrats.

WSJ: Musk's Twitter files shows real "disinformation" threat is America's former intel leaders.  Point of order:  Didn't we learn that in 2013 when James Clapper perjured himself before Congress?  And didn't we learn that the American media enthusiastically facilitated that disinformation potential by hiring Clapper and former FBI executive Andrew McCabe after getting fired for lying to investigators?  Among dozens of others?  We did indeed, but the editors of the Wall Street Journal want to underscore that point in the release of Twitter's files on the Hunter Biden laptop story.  They also note the media's complicity in promoting this "disinformation," even in the face of independent corroboration.

Janet Yellen Says the Real Reason Inflation is Out of Control is Because Americans Are 'Splurging' on Goods.  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday evening blamed Americans for record-high inflation.  It isn't Joe Biden's fault for spending trillions of dollars in the last year-and-a-half.  It isn't the Democrats' fault for passing trillions in spending through the reconciliation (no GOP votes needed).  The real reason for inflation is because Americans 'splurging' on goods.  "They were in their homes for a year or more, they wanted to buy grills and office furniture, they were working from home, they suddenly started splurging on goods, buying technology," Yellen said on Stephen Colbert's late night show.

Now the Truth Can Be Told.  In focusing on America's rising rates of violent crime leading up to the midterm elections, Republicans were routinely accused of playing a dirty trick on voters.  "We don't really have a common definition of what crime means," crime-statistics analyst Jeff Asher asserted in an October interview with NPR.  Apparently, the range of activities that constituted a violation of statute made it difficult to discern what voters meant when they said "crime."  And when "crime" wasn't a nebulous concept that eluded the unsophisticated, it was cast as a problem presided over by Republicans.

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Four nefariously managed events meant to harm us.  [#2] Government's war on its own citizens.  I'd date this for the sake of simplicity to the DOJ's and FBI's campaign to defenestrate Donald Trump starting in 2016 for the crime of winning an election.  What began as the Russia collusion prank morphed into RussiaGate, another [self-protection] extravaganza in which public officialdom gave itself blanket permission to lie about everything it was doing.  The likes of James Comey, Andrew McCabe and Barack Obama's girl squad in the White House — to name just a few of many participants — also managed to hook in the mainstream news media under the supposition that they were the good guys fighting a disgusting, [...] supervillain, which disposed the news media to go along with all the FBI and DOJ lies, and also stranded the media in an endless loop of [self-protection] they are still locked into.  Bottom line:  all involved came to recognize that there was no accountability for their wicked deeds and lying about them, and that became an all-purpose license for everyone in public life to lie about everything and anything ever after — including Dr. Fauci and his colleagues, who watched RussiaGate roll out for four years before the debut of Covid-19.  This license to act wrongfully and lie about it extends, by the way, to the epic election mischief carried out programmatically by the Democratic Party's Lawfare arm in 2020 and 2022, and the installation of a fake president.

How Young Americans Unwittingly Voted to Ruin Their Lives.  This week, The New York Times published a column by a left-wing academic (forgive the redundancy), John Della Volpe, director of polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics.  In his first sentence, Della Volpe reveals his politics.  He described young Americans as "stressed and sickened by thoughts of their rights and democracy slipping away."  That is what Harvard and just about every other university tells America's young people:  "Because of the Right, you should be stressed and sickened.  The Right is taking away your rights and destroying your democracy."  The terrible irony is that there is indeed a mortal threat to Americans' rights and democracy — but it is entirely from the Left.  Ever since Stalin declared Trotsky a "fascist," the Left has labeled its opponents precisely what the Left itself is.  And it almost always works.

Are You Freer than You Were Two Years Ago?  Twenty twenty-two was an election in which authoritarians employed every sort of disinformation.  They ran on "character" while engaging in corruption on a multi-trillion-dollar scale.  They rolled out the old "take your Social Security away from you" fear-mongering for seniors.  And, this year in particular, they stoked fear of losing access to abortion when in fact the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade returns decisions on abortion to states.  More bizarre yet, Democrats attacked conservatives as "a threat to democracy," but the code word "democracy" in the progressive lexicon actually means "more government control" and less freedom.  Donald Trump is not a threat to democracy; he is a threat to those who continually undermine our democracy by limiting what we can say, read, listen to, discuss at work, hear at church, and learn in school.  Joe Biden used "threat to democracy" many times in the 2022 campaign, and in every case, it was not a threat to democracy he had in mind; it was a threat to his party's power and with it the enslavement of the American people by Big Government.

They lie to you without remorse.  With Anthony Fauci's departure from the government imminent, there has been a lot of praise for both Fauci and the public health establishment.  Most of it self-congratulation, because that is how those at the top of the public health establishment pyramid roll.  But there has been plenty of eulogizing Fauci by all factions within the Establishment as well.  One of the figures who has been stepping up to the plate to hit the softballs aimed at him by the press is Dr Ashish Jha, the White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator.  He is a real piece of work, and a worthy propagandist to fill the shoes of Dr. Fauci once he leaves the scene.  Fauci gave his last COVID briefing today, at which Dr. Jha spoke as well.  Both were, of course, pushing vaccines.  In this case the newer bivalent booster.  In doing so Dr. Jha let rip with a real whopper, for which there is precisely zero evidence:  if a person gets the bivalent booster and contracts COVID, nobody will die.  Assuming they get Paxlovid as well (Dr. Jha is practically a salesman for Paxlovid, pushing the Pfizer drug every chance he gets).  [Tweet]

Yesterday's conspiracy theories are today's legacy media news reports.  [Thread reader] NBC Bay Area reporter @BigadShaban reported on the Pelosi attack based on source who saw body cam footage.  It was almost identical to what Miguel Almaguer said 11/4 that got him suspended.  DA says Pelosi will "need to explain... why he did what he did" [...] WashPost reports after all that "secret docs!" drama, Trump raid produced basically nothing of interest. [...] NBC reports the January 6 committee will ignore "law enforcement failures" in final report, instead making it all about Trump. [...] NYT reports the #2 man in the Oath Keepers, Greg McWhirter, was actually an FBI informant, talking to them for months ahead of the Capitol attack.  Oh the day he was supposed to testify in the Rhodes trial, McWhirter, 40, had a heart attack & couldn't. [...] If you said any of this — about January 6 and the FBI, Paul Pelosi, the Trump raid, SBF's virtue signaling — you would have been accused of being a conspiracy theorist.  And now, in the post-midterms news cycle... they are all just true.  Period.

Mayorkas Lies (Again) To Congress.  Isn't That Illegal?  On Monday, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reported that it had "encountered" 230,678 migrants illegally crossing into the country, the highest number ever recorded in October and the third highest in the nation's history.  On Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas assured Congress that the border is secure and that "we are working day in and day out to enhance its security."  The back-to-back events lead to a question:  How many times can a Cabinet secretary blatantly lie to Congress before he gets brought up on charges?  Federal law, after all, makes it a crime to "knowingly and willfully" give "materially" false statements to Congress, even if you're not under oath.  The penalty includes fines and up to five years in prison, or up to eight if the lie involves international or domestic terrorism.  Mayorkas is a serial offender who deserves the eight-year beef.

They lie, and nobody cares but us.  We all like to make fun of The View. [...] Nobody who follows politics even moderately closely takes them seriously.  But The View gets a lot of views, and as with late night hosts who spread disinformation behind the mask of telling jokes, nobody can or does hold them to account for being liars.  And they aren't only stupid, they are liars and propagandists.  They serve a purpose in the media ecosystem, training their viewers to hate and be scared of anybody who opposes The Narrative™.  They often know that what they are spewing is false, and know they will not be held to account.

We Need To Talk About What Didn't Happen On Election Day.  A number of noteworthy things did not happen on Election Day 2022.  Everyone knows the red wave didn't happen.  But that isn't all that didn't happen.  The chaos at the polls that was going to be caused by the presence of citizen poll watchers did not happen.  Despite being hysterically predicted (hoped for?) over the past 18 months by reporters who wrote the same story with some version of the same headline [...] Every story breathlessly claimed that having citizen observers engaged in the election process was a "threat to democracy," with NBC News warning in early November, "Election officials are bracing for conspiracy-fueled threats — while still hoping for the best..."  The Biden administration did its part to sow seeds of dissension by launching in June 2021 a national hotline at the FBI for reporting "threats to election officials and workers," creating a task force to address "threats against election workers."  But nary a word from Attorney General Merrick Garland about protecting poll watchers, even though federal law makes it a crime to injure, intimidate, or interfere with poll watchers.  Every training conducted by those of us doing such training included instruction about behavior, and that they must be "Peaceful.  Lawful.  Honest."  Yet, without evidence, the closer we got to Election Day, the more hysterical the headlines became, warning of violence at the polls resulting from too many observers watching the process.

You've Been Gaslighted — Democrats Just Stole Another Election.  It's time to admit we're all part of a massive experiment in fraud, theft, brainwashing, and gaslighting to a degree never seen in world history.  Think of all the times in just the past few years you've been gaslighted.  They lied to you about open borders; they lied about Hillary's 30,000 deleted emails; they lied about spying on Trump; they lied about Russian Collusion; they lied about a perfectly fine Ukrainian phone call; they lied about massive Biden corruption in Ukraine and China; they lied about the Hunter Biden laptop; they lied about the origins of Covid; they lied about the need for lockdowns and masks; they lied about the need for Covid vaccines; they lied about the vaccines being "safe and effective"; they lied and covered up all the deaths and injuries from the vaccine; they lied about the success of miracle drugs Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin; they lied about the stolen 2020 election[.]  You've been the victims of non-stop severe gaslighting for a decade now.  You're all part of a human psychology experiment in the limits that government and media can go in propaganda and brainwashing, while you can see they're lying right in front of your eyes.  And these are the exact same people now telling you Democrats just over-performed, and stopped a GOP red landslide, against all odds, without cheating and stealing the midterm election.

The Pathetic Democratic Pantheon.  Over the last few months the four icons of the Democratic Party — Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Nancy Pelosi — have hit the campaign trail.  They've weighed in on everything from "right-wing violence" and "election denialists" to the now tired "un-American" semi-fascist MAGA voter — and had nothing much to say about inflation, the border, crime, energy, or the Afghanistan debacle.  In this, they remind us just how impoverished and calcified is this left-wing pantheon.  So why should we take anything they say seriously, given their own records — and especially given their mastery of projecting their own shortcomings upon others as some sort of private exculpation or preemptive political strategy?

The Occam's Razor Election.  We've now had three Democratic presidents in a row — stretching back to Clinton in 1992, then Obama in 2008, and Biden in 2020 — who all campaigned as moderates, but lurched sharply left once in office.  In other words, Democratic presidential candidates lie to us, over and over again, and then voters issue a restraining order at the first opportunity.  It's as though voters need reminding every other decade how bad Democrats in power can be.  "Swing voters," wise up.

Biden's Delusional Comms Director Tells CNN Viewers: "What We're Seeing is Enormous Popularity for the Biden Agenda".  Joe Biden's delusional communications director told CNN viewers the Democrats are going to do well in Tuesday's midterms because Biden is popular.  CNN anchor Jim Sciutto pointed out that historically a first midterm election for a US president is usually a wipeout.  Biden's Comms Director Kate Bedingfield said while historically the House flips in a president's first term, Biden's agenda is enormously popular.  "Look, across the board what we're seeing is enormous popularity for the Biden agenda," Kate Bedingfield said.

It isn't a "failed presidency" if all this destruction is intentional.
Biden is gaslighting Americans about his failed presidency.  The Biden Administration will be known to history for many things:  an open border and its deadly consequences, the abandonment of Afghanistan, weakness that led to catastrophe in Europe, skyrocketing inflation, and the use of federal law enforcement to target political opponents.  The catalog of infamy goes on.  Above all, though, this administration may be remembered for its duplicity — its continual, shameless "gaslighting" of the American people.  Biden, his team, and his sycophantic media supporters repeatedly tell us that "all is well" where it manifestly is not.  No matter how bad things become in the nation, no matter how many people suffer, reality has no purchase on the ideological bubble of this White House.  That is why, in these midterm elections, the American people must deliver to Joe Biden an unequivocal message: that they refuse to be gaslit, that they are not buying what he is selling.

Democrats Declared War on Democracy Through COVID Tyranny.  Don't fall for the lies that Republicans are a threat to democracy.  Democrats are the threat to democracy.  They have shown themselves willing, and wanting, to erase our rights and liberties, violate the Constitution's protection of life and property, and ignore the enforcement of border laws all in the name of their globalist ideology which is, by nature, antithetical to democracy.  I agree that the most important issue in this election is saving American democracy.  That means improving the economy, lowering inflation, and controlling the border.  American democracy is not the stagflationary, COVID totalitarian, open borders globalism dressed up as democracy being offered by Joe Biden and every Democrat running for election or reelection this year.

Democrats Turn 2022 Into '1984'.  Politicians dissemble without shame — which, ironically, is why they constantly invoke their own honor and allegiance to the truth.  Still, Biden's latest string of whoppers — that gas prices were sky high and the economy was in the tank when he took office, that he convinced the Congress to pass student loan relief, that he's a deficit hawk who has secured the border, that his son, Beau, died in Iraq — are so obviously false that it's hard to believe even a politician in his right mind would make such claims.  That he is the president of the United States, leader of the free world, makes this behavior especially troubling.  And yet, those relatively small deceptions, so easily fact-checked and debunked, are the least of our problems because they do not simply reveal the partisan instincts of one softening mind.  They also reflect the freedom Democrats and their leftist allies now feel to redefine reality itself by advancing their own array of Big Lies which are dividing and inflaming our country.

Could [Democrat] Politics Be Even More Childish?  In contrast to the left's campaign of disinformation, we present some facts:
  •   Fascists don't cut taxes, deregulate, and shrink government.  Republicans, even "MAGA Republicans," run on those issues, and are devoted to the principles, even if too often the policy agenda fails (because of Democratic and media opposition).
  •   Fascists are socialists, and it's the Democrats who are wed to socialist policies.  They constantly agitate for higher taxes, more government control of the means of production, ever-deeper government intrusion into private affairs, and incontestable political power.  They don't want voters to know that fascism's father Benito Mussolini said that "socialism is in my blood," or that the Nazis were national socialists.
  •   Politicians and media figures hungry for raw power will call those who question an election that they won "deniers" while themselves denying that they did exactly that in previous elections.
  •   A party that wishes to destroy America would, as Walter Russel Mead wrote a month after Donald Trump took office, limit fracking as much as possible, block oil and gas pipelines, and try to tamp down tensions with Russia's ally Iran.  The GOP has done none of that.  The Democrats are guilty of all three.
  •   A party that would abolish democracy would crush dissenting voices and opinions, and constantly smear its opponents — which is what the Democrats have done.  (And yet again we have to reiterate that the U.S. is not a democracy.  That is an infantile construction used to deceive.  We are a republic.)

The Democrats' 'election denier' sophistry.  [Scroll down] The editor at the Erie Times starts out promisingly when he begins by admitting that "The term election denier is a loaded one, but the definition isn't always clear."  That is correct.  Will the Erie Times will provide a neutral (fair) definition of "election denialism"?  On the contrary, the editor explains that "it's important to define it for the purposes of this USA TODAY package detailing candidates ... we've labeled 'election deniers.'"  That is, the editor narrows down the range of "election deniers" to "this year".  Miraculously, therefore, the expression does not apply to Al Gore in 2000, Hillary Clinton in 2016 or Stacy Abrams in 2018!"  None of them, by definition, have committed the unforgivable sin of "election denialism". [...] In addition, an "election denier" is, by definition, a Trump supporter in 2020!  How convenient!  The Democrats win automatically.  No questions, no investigations, no discussions and, most of all, no free speech permitted in this case.  Just check the dictionary!  Case closed!

The 'Big Lie'? A Democrat forte.  Democrat Stacey Abrams still purports to believe she won the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race.  Abrams, who lost by more than 50,000 votes, once told Axios that she doesn't want the American people to be in a place "where we cannot legitimately question" and criticize voting systems in order to improve them.  Try to "legitimately question" the 2020 presidential election, and you will be kicked off social media, labeled a "denier," otherwise ostracized, canceled, and labeled in need of psychiatric attention.  Democrats were sure that the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections were stolen from them by way of Republican shenanigans.  And they spent years telling us all that Trump stole the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton with the aid of those damn Russians.  Corruption was rampant, election integrity nonexistent.  There was no other way Trump could have beaten Hillary, you see.  Yet, they boldly assert that the 2020 presidential election was accurate [...]

Democrats Show Desperation In The Home Stretch.  Polls are trending in the direction of Republicans after horrible debate performances from Democratic candidates such as U.S. Senate hopeful John Fetterman in Pennsylvania.  Democrats lied about Joe Biden's mental condition, so it is not a surprise that they would lie about Fetterman's ability to manage a U.S. Senator's job responsibilities.  Thus, Democrats maintained that Fetterman was recovering nicely from his stroke and could be an effective Senator.  This falsehood was exposed during the Oz-Fetterman debate as Fetterman was unable to articulate clearly or grasp the concepts being discussed.  Americans learned they were being scammed about his condition.  Of course, Fetterman needs rest, medical care, and intensive treatment for his illness.  In his condition, he should not be serving in a high-stress position representing millions of Pennsylvania voters in the U.S. Senate.

We really need to talk about Democrats' efforts to pre-delegitimize our elections.  Democrats have been doing this for decades, declaring certain elected Republicans frauds and imposters.  It's not that they truly believe the 2000, 2004, and 2016 presidential races, the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race, etc., were rigged.  Rather, they understand that casting doubt on election outcomes weakens the Republican position, putting duly elected officials in a state of constant defense.  Democrats are taking this astonishingly cynical strategy one step further.  They're questioning the legitimacy of GOP victories even before the votes have even been cast.  "Right-wing extremists already have a plan to literally steal the next presidential election.  And they're not making a secret of it," two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said this month.  "The right-wing-controlled Supreme Court may be poised to rule on giving state legislatures the power to overturn presidential elections."

Talk we must about Fetterman's burning yard sign.  As we will be reminded by the mainstream media on an hourly basis (if not more often) every day until the election, dangerous hate crimes, often in the form of "speech," are being perpetrated by the "MAGA Republicans" constantly. [...] Let's just call this what it was.  It was a staged event.  It was a hoax designed to try to profit off of the liberal wave of accusations about violent attacks by "MAGA extremists."  But it wasn't even a good hoax.  Take a close look at the picture.  Most of us are familiar with campaign yard signs.  Having worked on multiple campaigns, I've not only had them in my yard but I've distributed them and picked them up after election day.  They tend to be composed of cheap wire frames with mass-produced plastic (and generally fire-resistant) banners promoting the candidate.  The one pictured here appears to be a sizable wooden structure placed out in a field near a road.  Note that the wooden frame is ablaze, as well as the sign.  And the sign is burning in a conveniently neat fashion from left to right, with the majority of the candidate's logo still visible in the firelight.  Wouldn't a true arsonist have doused the entire sign with some sort of accelerant before tossing a match and speeding off into the night?

What Are the Odds?  Burned Fetterman Sign Was on Farm of DNC Speaker.  Saturday morning Senate candidate John Fetterman tweeted a photo of one of his campaign signs that had been set ablaze, characterizing it as "violence and intimidation in politics" and that his campaign "is about bringing people together and rejecting hate + extremism."  [Tweet]  Of course, Fetterman followed that up with a plea for money.  [Tweet]  The woman who took the photo, Jane Switzer, is a self-described Fetterman donor who lives next door to the farm where this took place. [...] A few things were immediately curious.  How does one happen to snap a close-up photo of the sign mid-burn, in which it's burned almost exactly to the point where the burning stopped (as evidenced in the next day's photo), at 1:30 a.m., and how was the sign not completely engulfed by the time two firetrucks arrived to a rural area?  How is it that only a few blades of grass were singed?  How is it that the fire department put the fire out at the same time in the burn that Switzer's photo was snapped — and if they were busy putting the fire out, how was Switzer ALSO there?  If the verbiage with Switzer's post didn't give it away, she's a Fetterman supporter and a hyper-partisan.

I've got questions about this one too:.  Who took the photo?  How long does it take to burn down a sign that size?  Did the person who took the photo see who did it?  The culprit couldn't have gotten far, right?  Did the Fetterman campaign go to the police about this act of violence and intimidation?  If not, why not?  Does anybody in the whole entire world actually buy this obvious hoax?

John Fetterman's 'Trump-Voting Republican' Parents Are Card-Carrying Democrats.  It appears Democrat Pennsylvania Lt.  Gov. John Fetterman's "Trump-voting Republican" parents are not Trump-voting Republicans, but card-carrying Democrats.  In what seems to be an attempt to paint himself as an everyman candidate who is more Pennsylvanian than partisan, Fetterman apparently talked his parents into claiming they are Trump voters and Republicans in one of his senate campaign ads.  "We want to tell you something about John Fetterman.  He was raised by two Trump-voting Republicans right here in this house in York," Karl and Susan Fetterman claim in the 30-second video.  "Us!"  [Tweets]  The problem is that Fetterman's parents are not Trump supporters or Republicans.  According to voting records obtained by The Federalist, Susan and Karl Fetterman have been voting Democrat for at least six years — beginning when the couple registered as Democrats to vote in the 2016 primaries.

Yellen claims she sees no signs of recession despite two periods of negative growth and soaring inflation.  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen made the unbelievable claim on CNN that she sees absolutely no signs of a recession despite raging inflation, two consecutive periods of negative growth, and a flailing stock market.  Spewing propaganda obviously directed by the Biden administration, Yellen had the nerve to tell Americans on Thursday to not believe their eyes or their bank accounts and to instead believe what leftists are telling them no matter how outrageous or ridiculous.  Two plus two equals five after all.

Seven Times the Media Lied about 'Disinformation' that was True.  Just about every time the mainstream media tells you that something is "disinformation," it turns out that it's the media that is pushing the lies.  Last week, Just the News put together a list of seven important times that the media told everyone something was "disinformation," but that later turned out to be true.  The list includes:
  •   Hunter Biden's Laptop
  •   The origins of COVID-19
  •   COVID-19 vaccines
  •   Pelosi's Jan. 6 role and calling in the National Guard
  •   The mistreatment of Jan. 6 defendants
  •   Irregularities in the 2020 election
  •   Critical race theory in schools

How Do You Successfully Lie To 300 Million People.  Joe Biden is a pathological liar.  That's easy to prove.  Just about every public statement that he's made is an outright lie.  His claims about his law school career and standing were false.  He claimed to have marched during the civil rights movement — a lie.  He's lied repeatedly, boldly about Hunter's corrupt business dealings, and his intimate relationship to them.  He's spent 47 years stacking lie upon lie, building a colossal monument to his depravity and to the public's gullibility.  Biden lied about COVID, the efficacy of the "vaccine," the necessity of lockdowns, and the utility of masks.  He's lying about the border crisis, and how it will deform our Republic.  He and his administration are lying about inflation — a trip to the grocery store or gas pump will prove that lie.  He and his stooges continue to lie about January 6th, in particular about three police officers who were killed that day — a tragedy that never actually occurred.  Recently, he lied about how his son Beau died, claiming he was killed in Iraq when, in fact, he died of brain cancer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in 2009. You may be tempted to give Biden a pass on that bizarre statement, but Biden is speaking out of the dark and twisted lair that is his soul — a lifetime of lies is now manifesting itself through his dementia.

Whoopi Goldberg Says The Left Is Never Violent, Never Heard Of An Antifa Riot.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and co-host of "The View" Whoopi Goldberg clashed after she appeared to bring up the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.  Cruz made an appearance on an episode of the show Monday during which Goldberg went off on Republicans and how they react when they lose elections.  Whoopi: "We may not like when R's win, but we don't go and we don't storm..."  Cruz: "Did I miss an entire year of Antifa riots where cities across this country were burning...?"  Whoopi: "I don't know what an Antifa riot is."  Cruz: "The left doesn't engage in violence?  Really?"  [Video clip]

Why Biden Went Far Left.  One must never forget that most politicians are not like ordinary people.  Most of us are such that if we told a big public lie, for example, that we had finished in the top half our law school class when we had actually finished in bottom 11% of the class, or that we had been arrested protesting for civil rights with Nelson Mandela when we had not, or that Mitt Romney had not paid any taxes for the past decade when we knew he paid taxes, or that one's political opponent had colluded with Russia in order to steal the 2016 presidential election when we knew that is false, or say under oath that the southern border is secure when everybody knows it is not, we would, once we had been exposed, be ashamed and have difficulty showing our faces in public for a long time.  Similarly, most of us would feel deeply ashamed if we enacted policies that led to 800+ deaths at the southern border ... and so on.  In fact, many politicians feel no shame whatsoever when they are exposed for telling big lies or perpetrating destructive hoaxes or enacting deadly policies.  The immediate reaction of most politicians when their enormous lies, hoaxes, and body-counts are exposed is to start plotting how to get away with it.  That is, most politicians are concerned with securing their own wealth and power, in Joe's case, being "the Big Guy," truth never even being in the mix.  My diagnosis of Joe Biden's sudden lurch to the far left is that Joe pretty much never believed in much at all.  He said what he said and did what he did to secure his grip on power.

Ellison denies knowing anyone who supports defunding police despite [his] own support for replacing police force.  Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is under fire for claiming he doesn't know anyone who supports defunding the police despite appearing at a campaign event for Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., just days before.  "I don't know anybody who thinks we should defund the police," Ellison said during a debate on Sunday [10/23/2022].  But critics were quick to point out that Ellison knew at least two people who supported the Defund the Police movement, with the Republican National Committee pointing out that the incumbent attorney general had attended a rally in support of Omar and Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., both of whom have expressed support for calls to limit police funding.

Stacey Abrams Floats Abortion as an Inflation Fix: 'Having Children Is Why You're Worried' about Rising Prices.  Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor in Georgia, floated abortion as a solution to voters' concerns about inflation on Wednesday, explaining to Morning Joe viewers that "having children is why you're worried about your price for gas, it's why you're concerned about how much food costs."  Abrams, who lost the 2018 gubernatorial election to incumbent Republican Brian Kemp, was responding to a question about what she would do to address inflation. [...] "You can't divorce being forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy from the economic realities of having a child," countered Abrams, who argued that "we don't have the luxury of reducing it, or separating them out."

Top 10 Scapegoats If Democrats Lose the Midterms.  We don't know how the election is going to play out, but at least one thing is guaranteed:  If Democrats lose, they are going to blame everyone but themselves for the outcome.  Here are the top 10 scapegoats Democrats are likely to blame for the party's poor performance at the ballot box in November.

We're in the Climate Army Now.  During the Global War on Terror, when the United States was engaged battling terrorists and insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Left routinely lied to young voters that President George W. Bush in particular, and Republicans in general, were going to reinstitute the draft and send them to these active military theaters.  The Left's message was less than subtle:  vote for Democrats or else the GOP will make sure you're drafted and/or dead. [...] Heading into the 2022 midterm elections, the Democrats and their media cohorts are now using the prospect of nuclear war to try and prop up Joe Biden's sagging poll numbers, which threaten to drag his party's federal and state candidates down to defeat. [...] Yes, if the Democrats' stoking of "civil war" rhetoric isn't enough to get their voters to the polls for the 2022 midterm elections, why not toss in the prospect of nuclear annihilation — along a path they and their minions have helped cement — even as they taunt the enemy to try to look like a tough guy?  What could possibly go wrong?  Nonetheless, after Biden raised the prospect of nuclear Armageddon, it should come as no surprise the Democrats have been mum about his administration reinstituting the draft.

DHS Secretary Mayorkas knew "horse whipping" narrative was false, but he pushed it in the media anyway.  In an administration full of lying dirtbags, it is difficult to pick out the most egregious liar, since there are so many to choose from, starting at the top and working your way down.  But the winner in our mind is Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, who doesn't just win the prize as the biggest liar in the Biden administration but also one worthy of an Academy Award.  Rewind your time machine back to September 2021, when a viral group of pictures came forth which appeared at first blush to show border patrol agents on horseback whipping Haitian migrants who were entering the country illegally.  However it wasn't long at all before that narrative was debunked, including by the photographer who took the pictures.  That however didn't stop the Biden administration, including Mayorkas from attempting to politicize the incident.

The Left's Funny New Lie: It's The 'Red States' With More Crime!  It's a lie told recently by Democrat California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and then repeated twice this week in The Washington Post.  The latest came in a column by Dana Milbank.  "Violent crime is generally worse in Republican-run states," he wrote on Tuesday under the headline, "It's just murder living in a red state."  The source for that claim, the same one made by Newsom, is a report published earlier this year by the leftist outfit Third Way.  The report observed that "murder rates are far higher in Trump-voting red states than Biden-voting blue states.  And sometimes, murder rates are highest in cities with Republican mayors."  To start, the point in correlating crime and Democrat policies has never been that "blue states" are violent hellholes.  It was always that Democrat mayors and district attorneys are demonstrably anti-law enforcement, and more interested in racial "equity" than in prosecuting offenders.

In a Preemptive Move, Democrats Begin Blaming GOP Fraud if They Lose in November.  Democrats across the country are "sounding the alarm" about election fraud.  Have Democrats seen the light and are now concerned about election integrity?  Not hardly; in fact, Democrats are already beginning to blame Republicans for fraud by pointing out that a growing number of local election officials across the country believe in the so-called Big Lie.  This means that Republicans are prepared to try and steal the election and must be stopped.

Hochul: 'I'm Not Sure' Where 'People Leaving New York' Will Go, It's 'the Safest Big City in America'.  During a portion of an interview aired on Tuesday's [10/4/2022] edition of Bloomberg's "Balance of Power," New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) stated that while "the horrific crimes that we're seeing" keep her up at night and are "frightening" people, "New York City is still the safest big city in America.  Look at Chicago, look at San Francisco, look at Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Washington.  People leaving New York, I'm not sure where they're going to go because we are the safest big city in America."

The radical Left's world of make-believe biology: Babies don't have heartbeats but men can give birth.  The corporate-controlled media is once again going to bat for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who continues to lie about the humanity of unborn babies.  In a recent statement, Abrams falsely declared that "there is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks," referring to embryonic development at the month-and-a-half stage of gestation.  "It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman's body," Abrams alleges.  A six-week-old embryo does have a heartbeat, by the way.  And mainstream media "fact checkers" should know this, except for the fact that they conveniently forgot because they really, really want Abrams to win the election.

WaPo gives Sen. Patty Murray 'Four Pinocchios' for saying Republicans plan to 'end' Social Security, Medicare.  The Washington Post handed down four "Pinocchios" to Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., for her claim warning of the "end" Social Security and Medicare if Republicans take control of Congress.  Murray, who is fighting in a tightening reelection battle against GOP challenger Tiffany Smiley, tweeted on Sunday, "Republicans plan to end Social Security and Medicare if they take back the Senate."  Glenn Kessler, the Post's fact-checker, characterized Murray's tweet as a "'Mediscare' attack" to win over senior voters.

Gavin Newsom's laughable gripe about conservative media bias.  You have to admire the chutzpah of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who ludicrously claimed last weekend that Democrats were at a disadvantage because conservative media controls the story.  Really!  "These guys are ruthless on the other side.  Ruthless on the other side," Newsom said. "That prime-time lineup by Fox, they are ruthless.  They dominate the most important thing in American politics today, and that's the narrative.  Facts become secondary to narrative.  They dominate with illusion.  We are getting crushed."  It's the ultimate in projection.  On story after story, the media follow Democratic talking points to the letter.  Asking for young children not to be taught about sex becomes "Don't say gay."  Crime-ridden Democratic cities?  They're not that bad, the press says.  As Post columnist Michael Goodwin pointed out on Sunday, nowhere is this more true than with immigration.  The media have ignored or minimized the flood of illegal migrants, and ask no hard questions on President Biden's open-border policies.

Sorry Liberals, But The Nazis Were Progressive Leftists.  The real "big lie" is the creator of the concept of a big lie was somehow "right-wing."  The simple truth is every single despotic totalitarian is a left-winger.  Under the umbrella of "progressive" lives socialism, communism and fascism.  But to hide the reality of what their ideological brethren have committed, Democrats lie and say monsters like Mao, Stalin and Hitler were of the right.  This is impossible.  There's a very simple way to think about this:  think of political philosophy as a line with a right and left direction.  One side wants a government that does more, that grows in size and scope, and the other wants one with a shrinking, smaller government doing less.  Where do all of those "isms" fall on that spectrum?  They all feature massive government taxing [...] everyone, mandating behavior and regulating lives.  Yet, in an attempt to hide the ultimate nature of their agenda, Democrats and the media would have you believe that, as you down the right side of the political spectrum and government is shrinking, at a certain point government explodes into something gigantic with absolute control over everyone.  The conservative belief in individual rights disappears and becomes about collectivism, then it shrinks again as the line slides off to eventual anarchy, which is the absence of government.  How does that work?  There is no rational way to ascribe fascism to the right other than deflection.  The Nazis were the National SOCIALIST German Workers' Party, it's right there in their name.

Martha's Vineyard Residents Wallow in Their Disgusting Hypocrisy.  The demonstration was just one of many hard knocks Vineyard residents have endured since 48 mostly Venezuelan migrants were removed from the "sanctuary" island by the National Guard last Friday.  After receiving basic support, but no invitations to stay on an island where 63 percent of homes are vacant in the offseason, the migrants now reside at Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC), a military installation in mainland Massachusetts.  Critics have been relentless in calling out Vineyard hypocrisy.  As a "sanctuary" jurisdiction in a self-proclaimed "sanctuary" state, Martha's Vineyard joined other such places, which promise never to inform on migrants to immigration authorities.  Yet it did precisely that the second even a small number of them appeared in their midst.  The Vineyard community allowed the migrants to sleep in a church hall and gave them basic meals before the military took them away in the presence of cheering crowds of well-off locals who sincerely believe they did a good and honorable deed.  From the moment their "humanitarian crisis" began, Vineyard residents congratulated themselves and lectured an incredulous world on their monumental virtue and inexhaustible compassion.

The 'Big Guy' Resurrects Big Brother NewSpeak.  In 2017, Adam Schiff (D-CA-28) repeatedly promised, "I have the evidence" of collusion between President Trump and the Russian government.  He never produced the evidence because it did not exist.  The translation of his promise to produce the evidence is, "When I announce I have evidence, people will think there is evidence." [...] ReverseSpeak is a variation of Democrat NewSpeak that is particularly insidious.  It involves speaking words that are the opposite of the truth.  Democrat ReverseSpeak is readily observed in the titles of Democrat legislation.  For example, the Inflation Reduction Act increases inflation.  The Affordable Care Act doubled insurance costs and reduced access to care.  ReverseSpeak was most evident during the Russia collusion fiasco.  Democrats spent more than two and a half years falsely accusing Donald Trump of colluding with Russia.  The reverse is what actually happened.  It was the Democrats, not Trump — specifically, the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign — who paid for the concocted Steele dossier in collusion with Russian operatives.

White House Clean-Up for Biden Turns Into Brazen Lying.  Joe Biden's recent 60 Minutes provided a boon of material on various topics.  From his dismissal of high inflation to his assertion that people are just psychologically incapable of being happy under his presidency, Biden did everything he could to confirm everything his critics have said about him.  Yet, because the president is uniquely bad at his job, he also managed to anger those on his own side.  It was this clip, where Biden says the "pandemic is over" that got the juices flowing of COVID-19 hysterics everywhere.  [Tweet with video clip]

Joe Biden Puts Humpty Dumpty To Shame.  Last week, the Biden administration tried to convince the public that inflation was a thing of the past and the southern border was secure.  Before that, the president attempted to redefine inflation.  It's been a running theme of this administration, one Joe Biden never gets called on because the press is too busy accepting whatever meaning he chooses.  So here, as a reader service, is a collection of how Humpty Dumpty Biden is choosing what words will mean. [...]

It's Time to Stop the Left's 'Fact Check' Scheme.  [Scroll down] Both examples above are how the modern "fact-checking" regime works.  They don't like your opinion, so they add "context" that wasn't there in the first place, then disprove the context they added, knowing you will be flagged and possibly suspended from social media.  It seems impossible, but this is how modern-day fascism has crept into our society.  When considering where we have landed as a society, I always think of the book-burning scene in Indiana Jones.  In the scene, Nazi soldiers are throwing every book they disagree with on a massive fire and celebrating the destruction of opposing opinions.  Modern-day book burning doesn't look as dirty.  In my case, two young female "journalists" named Mariah and Kyley attempted to eliminate my opinion from society, most likely while sipping on a $7 latte in a trendy coffee shop in Brooklyn.

Popular TikTok Lawyer Says Soros-Backed Foundation Offered Money for Anti-Trump 'Propaganda Post'.  An attorney with a popular TikTok account says the Good Information Foundation, a nonprofit focused on fighting disinformation, offered to pay him $400 to make an "anti-Donald Trump propaganda post related to the January 6 investigation that is completely not true."

Democrat-Aligned Org. Caught Paying TikTok Influencers to Spread Lies About Jan. 6.  If you needed any more evidence that the left is desperately worried about the upcoming congressional elections, this should satisfy you.  Preston Moore, an attorney and TikTok influencer who discusses news related to legal issues, posted a video explaining how a nonprofit organization called the Good Information Foundation offered him cash to cut a video in which he would perpetuate disinformation related to the riot at the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021. [...] Moore ended up refusing to work with the Good Information Foundation, likely because he's not a dishonest hack.  But the fact that such an organization would pay influencers to peddle narratives that are demonstrably false not only indicates that they are essentially frauds, but that they are terrified about the thought of Democrats losing big in November and having the Orange Man What Is Bad™ back in the White House after 2024.

Senator Ron Johnson Blasts Big Tech Execs for Double Standards on Misinformation.  Thursday, Senator Ron Johnson took it to Big Tech for their practices of silencing and banning one side of the vaccine debate while letting the pro-vaccine crowd get away with mis and disinformation.  His presentation left them silent.  "During that time period when President Biden lied to the American public, 'This was a pandemic of the unvaxed.  And if you got vaccinated, you're not going to go the hospital.  You're not going to be in [an] ICU unit, and you're not going to die.'  Well, 63.5 % of the people fully vaccinated were dying in England at the exact same time.  Why didn't you pull this?  Have you ever labeled the President the United States' comment as misinformation?  Have you ever done that?"  Silence ensues.  "Any of you?  I'll take that as a no."

Protecting Lies With Disinformation.  [Scroll down] This might give the impression that lying in and of itself was a valuable skill.  But if so, at the end of the '90s, the biggest problem of modern history must have been: why didn't the Communists win?  How did an empire founded on such clever messaging, ceaseless agitation, and unbounded ruthlessness crumble so suddenly?  The intuitive answer came in one word.  You can choose your own word, but it's the same idea with a different spelling.  Communism wasn't defeated by men alone.  It was crushed by the operation of something external, call it "reality," or call it "the laws of nature."  Somehow lying alone was insufficient.  Perhaps the most interesting thing about Winston Churchill's famous remark on the subject, "in wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies," was that he said it to Joseph Stalin at the Tehran conference with the missing element supplied.  But Stalin missed the point.

Biden Enters 'Baghdad Bob' Territory on Inflation and Immigration.  We all remember Saddam Hussein's feckless pitchman, "Baghdad Bob."  The country's information minister (real name: Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf) made frequent television appearances, repeating the mantra that everything was going according to plan.  His most memorable appearance came amidst the rubble of his capital city, where he continued to spew delusional nonsense.  We expect such dissembling from dictatorships, which control the media and extinguish discordant voices.  That's what Vladimir Putin is doing right now, hoping to prevent the Russian public from learning his army was demolished by Ukrainian's counteroffensives in Kharkiv (in the northeast) and Kherson (in the south).  Controlling information is essential to regime security.  In democracies, such deceit is much harder to pull off.

Numbers Really Do Matter.  I have always loved math and numbers.  I love them because of their certainty, their preciseness, and my confidence that 'truth is in the numbers.'  I am untroubled by the suggestion that numbers can be manipulated to show or prove anything, because numbers will tell the truth upon review.  A significant part of the progressive game plan is to cause normal people to doubt reality by creating questions where there should be none.  We are asked to close our eyes to what have always been obvious truths; that there are two genders, that only women get pregnant, and that two plus two equals four.  In truth, we are not just asked to accept the existence of multiple genders, pregnant men, and two plus two is equal to whatever sum a loony progressive math instructor decrees.  It is demanded of us, lest we be deemed racists, misogynists, hopeless bigots, or worse.  Only by this gaslighting of truth and creation of an alternate universe where things are not what they seem can progressives advance.  Their magical thinking must be forced upon us until we accept it as real.

Immune to criticism:
Biden Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Is Getting A Free Pass From Media Fact-Checkers.  When Trump was president, the media fact checkers never shut up.  Every claim made by the Trump White House was examined and relentlessly scrutinized.  Yet Biden's press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who flat out lies on a regular basis and frequently gets basic facts completely wrong, is getting a free pass from the fact check crowd.

White House claims prices 'essentially flat,' throws 'inflation reduction' party as annual rate hovers at 8.3%.  President Biden threw an "inflation reduction" party Tuesday — even as inflation hit a worse-than-expected 8.3%, the stock market tumbled and stubbornly high prices for food and housing continue to slam American households.  Biden, 79, had classic folk rocker James Taylor kick off the White House South Lawn bash with his 1970 hit "Fire and Rain" — a song reportedly about suicide and heroin addiction — to belatedly celebrate passage of his Inflation Reduction Act spending bill.  But Biden, who hailed the 74-year-old Taylor as "a voice that heals our soul and unites a nation," failed to mention the market rout sparked by the dismal Labor Department's Consumer Price Index released earlier Thursday.

Everyone Around Biden Is an Election Denier, Including Him.  If you watched Joe Biden's primetime speech on Thursday, you would have seen him insist that anyone who questions the results of an election is a "threat to our democracy."  "Democracy cannot survive when one side believes that there are only two outcomes to an election: either they win or they were cheated," he claimed.  "And that's where MAGA Republicans are today."  Conveniently absent from his speech was the acknowledgment that Democrats have a long history of believing that the only two outcomes of an election are when they win or the election was stolen — including himself.  In 2020, when a supporter of his told him she thought Trump was an illegitimate president, he agreed.  In 2013, he also said he believed that Al Gore won the 2000 presidential election that he actually lost.  Biden's vice president, Kamala Harris, also said that Trump was an illegitimate president.  Biden's press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, also believes the 2016 election was stolen from Hillary.  On top of that his own chief of staff, Ron Klain, still believes that the 2000 election was "stolen" from Al Gore.

One of the most devastating video threads I've seen.  Have we gotten to the point where everyone believes it's acceptable for officers of public administration to lie to the press and people?  I'm not naïve.  I know that politicians spin, and that media contorts, and that everyone interprets things through a lens of their own prior bias.  In our modern era where no one is allowed to admit their faults, I honestly don't expect a public official or their spokeswoman to go out and fall on a sword.  But that's not what this is.  This?  This is flagrantly lying when everyone in the room knows you are lying.  It's Baghdad-Bob-type antics.  It's shameless.  She wouldn't even have to "accept responsibility" for school closures.  She could argue that while the data is certainly pointing to a devastating lack of progress for young people due to COVID school closures, that reality is still preferable to the kind of death and suffering that was the alternative.  But to stand behind that podium and stammer over your words, trying to choke out of your mouth the bold-faced lie that Democrats were the ones working diligently to get schools open is such a betrayal of the public trust I'm not sure why any self-respecting member of the press would grace another one of Karine Jean-Pierre's awkward, unprepared briefings.

A Lawsuit Exposes the Southern Poverty Law Center's Lies.  Twenty-one years ago, Dustin Inman, a sixteen year old boy, lost his life to a Mexican illegal alien.  That alien is still a wanted fugitive.  Under the Trump administration, the ICE VOICE office was established to help victims of illegal aliens and Dustin's killer appear on its most wanted list.  In one of his numerous acts of calculated cruelty, Biden shut down ICE VOICE.  And two decades later Dustin's killer is still out there.  There are tragically a thousand cases like this.  But some of them make people step up.  That's how D.A. King founded the Dustin Inman Society.  The former Marine financed it with his life savings, borrowed against his house and sold his inheritance.  Since then he has fought a tireless campaign in Georgia against an illegal alien crisis that only keeps getting worse.  And now he's fighting one against the Southern Poverty Law Center.  A decade ago the Southern Poverty Law Center called him a "nativist", but admitted the Dustin Inman Society wasn't a hate group. "Because he is fighting, working on his legislation through the political process, that is not something we can quibble with, whether we like the law or not," Heidi Beirich, the woman behind the SPLC's infamous hate labeling, conceded.  Now, the SPLC lists the Dustin Inman Society and D.A. King as an "anti-immigrant hate group" because he favors enforcing the nation's laws.  King responded by suing the SPLC.

The Political Party That's Built On Lies.  The Democrats have also lied about Antifa (New York Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler said it's a "myth"), swore that the right is overrun with white supremacists, and are consistently dishonest about the environment, the climate, firearms, and their fealty to the Second Amendment as well as the rest of the Constitution.  They pretended to respect the rule of law, those who enforce the law, and the limits of the executive branch.  There is an incessant drumbeat that nothing is ever their fault.  All of it is false.  And who can forget about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lying about her email server, repeatedly, knowing full well the media would never press the issue?  And the late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lying about then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney paying no income taxes for 10 years, and laughing about it later?  No ramifications whatsoever.

When Must a Good Citizen Become a Dissident?  [Scroll down] This is a war between those who embrace cynicism and those who embrace virtue.  The cynics are so committed to using fabricated "narratives" to obtain and maintain power that they have discarded even the pretense of seeking universal truths.  Whatever aids them in their conquest over others is sufficient justification for defense.  Is man-made climate change real?  Is Donald Trump a Russian spy?  Is America plagued with systemic racism?  Is COVID really the deadliest pathogen to afflict humanity?  To the cynics, the answers do not matter.  Pursuing conclusory "narratives," devoid of supporting evidence though they be, is valuable in itself.  Even the most ugly, monstrous lies are worth protecting if those falsehoods serve their purpose — to comfort the powerful and afflict the powerless.  For those who believe in pursuing truth and virtue, this "ends justify the means" behavior is maddening.  It is not easy living in a world where so many around us peddle delusions, malice, and lies.  It is not easy to maintain clarity and balance when demonstrable truths are labeled as "misinformation" and outright fantasies are marketed as gospel truth.

WH Explanation for Putting Marines at Biden's Political Speech Is Shameful.  The White House and Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre don't care much about the truth.  All they care about is saying things that sound good to help them hold onto their power, even if they have no relation to reality.  Holding onto power is always the goal.  So when Joe Biden had a primetime spot to talk to the American people, he didn't talk about the concerns that are affecting the American people like inflation, as Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) observed.  Instead, Biden attacked millions of Americans, dividing the country against itself to deflect from his failures, because the Democrats have nothing else to run on but hatred.

Joe Biden Calls on Americans to 'Stop' MAGA Republicans.  President Joe Biden called on Americans to "stop" MAGA Republicans, whom he consistently cast as a dark force against democracy in his "Soul of the Nation" prime-time speech on Thursday [9/1/2022].  While much of the president's dark and brooding speech focused on demonizing MAGA Republicans, one particular moment took the demonization a step further when the president appeared to suggest that Americans take up the mantle of isolating Trump supporters.  The president said this after portraying MAGA Republicans as direct threats to American democracy.  "MAGA Republicans do not respect the constitution," he said.  "They do not believe in the rule of law, they do not believe in the rule of law, they do not recognize the will of the people."  "MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards," he added.  "Backwards to an America where there is no right to choose.  No right to privacy.  No right to contraception.  No right to marry who you love.  They promote authoritarian leaders and they fan the flames of political violence."

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If Republicans "do not believe in the rule of law," why were they all upset about Hillary Clinton's secret email server, Anthony Weiner's laptop, Hunter Biden's laptop, and Sandy Berger's socks?  Why were they all upset about BLM riots, unprecedented quarantines for healthy citizens, Jeffrey Epstein's murder, mandatory vaccinations, and the stolen presidential election in 2020? Why are they now upset about the political prisoners from the January 6th (2021) protest, the wide-open international border, and the noisy protests in front of the Supreme Court justices' homes? If the rule of law doesn't matter, why does anyone even mention the murder rate in Chicago, violent crime in the New York City subways, or the homeless bums defecating in the streets in San Francisco?

We Have Been Thinking about This All Wrong.  For many of us, the path our governmental leaders have recently taken has been perplexing.  Many of the policy decisions that perhaps sounded good (at least to some) have turned out to be not only clearly deleterious, but often catastrophic for our country.  Without hyperbole, I mean catastrophic for our economy, our national defense capability, our national sovereignty, the safety and security of citizens, and our standing among other nations of the world.  We hear that inflation is "temporary," that "we are not in a recession," that the administration "feels our pain" at the gas pump and is making a historic effort to bring down prices (though we should really focus on the fact that we are in an exciting "Great Transition").  Even though our money doesn't go nearly as far as it used to, our economy is in the midst of a "booming recovery."  We are told that a massive new spending bill will somehow reduce inflation — (the "Inflation Reduction Bill").  Even the government's own CBO stated that it will do almost nothing to reduce inflation.  Most economists say it will make inflation much worse.  These statements don't seem to align with empirical evidence — our everyday experience!

The Short Life (And Amazingly Fast Death) Of The FBI's Mar-A-Lago Play.  [Scroll down] In the end, it came down to a vote, where Nancy Pelosi's Democratic House impeached the president on partisan lines and the Republican Senate acquitted him, with only Republican Mitt Romney joining the Democrats in their guilty votes.  Ever-loyal Mitt was still a "good Republican."  Along the way, lie after lie and hoax after hoax was thrown Republicans' way.  Justice Brett Kavanaugh was a gang rapist; Trump was ignoring Russian murder bounties on American soldiers; and on and on.  Each time, fewer and fewer Republicans and center-right pundits went along.  Each time, the "good Republicans" made more of a mockery of themselves and their much-cited "principles."

Damage Control:  Karine Jean-Pierre Denies FBI Raid Was Politicized.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre denied allegations that the Department of Justice's raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property was politicized. [...] The White House Press Secretary was out doing damage control on ABC's This Week over the FBI raid of the Trump family home.

Sen. Bennet's midterm ad depicts him as an outdoorsman, but it was filmed on a 24-hour fishing license.  A second campaign ad for Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet features the Colorado senator on a fishing expedition with an unaffiliated voter in an apparent effort to show the wealthy businessman as an outdoorsman.  But he reportedly bought a 24-hour fishing license to shoot the ad.  Bennet, who is seeking to appeal to more outdoorsy, working-class Americans ahead of the November midterms, went fishing in the new ad, "Reel Focused."  Following its release, Axios reported Bennet purchased a 24-hour license just for the day of filming.

'We had Zero percent inflation': Biden dazed and confused after July 8.5% inflation rate announced.  The Labor Department released the inflation report Wednesday and while any fair-minded person can tell the economy is far from looking up, President Joe Biden has well and truly embraced Orwellian dystopian doublethink and, instead of saying "2+2=5," declared 8.5 equals zero.  While holding a ceremony Wednesday to sign the PACT Act that, in part, addresses the healthcare needs of veterans who suffered illness or injury from exposure to burn pits, Biden attempted to draw a win on the consumer price index (CPI) coming in at 8.5 percent for the month of July.  That number was indeed a drop from the year-to-year metric that marked a 40-year high in June at 9.1 percent, but it was also a far cry from what the president claimed.

How to Pin Down Leftist Lies.  Let's face it:  the anti-liberty left's socialist national agenda is based on a number of false premises and lies.  Remember, it's rooted in authoritarian socialism with forced wealth redistribution and a centrally controlled economy, no matter how they try to dress it up with flowery labels.  They can never be honest, always having to lie to hide the facts.  Lies always lead to contradictions because the story keeps changing.

Dems Tell the American People "The Inflation Reduction Act" Won't Raise Taxes.  Democrats love taxes.  The never-ending promise that they won't raise taxes almost always leads to more taxes.  So why should we believe the Inflation Reduction Act won't lead to a hideous tax burden on the American people?  Well, we shouldn't. [...] The Inflation Reduction Act is going to increase taxes on every American income tax bracket, large, or small, regardless of the lies told to us by the Biden administration and the arguments from Democrats that regular Americans will not see their taxes increase under this proposal, according to data from the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT).  The cap, we were told, was $400,000.00, but this is not the truth.  This legislation is just the Green New Deal and Build Back Better repackaged into one colossal disaster.

'Dystopian Myths': Paul Krugman Shames Americans for Believing BLM Riots Happened in 2020.  Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said it's wrong for Americans to believe widespread BLM riots occurred in 2020, calling it one of the many "dystopian myths" in the nation.  Krugman even went as far as to say the destruction in New York City "never happened."  "Well, first of all, there's the specific issue of the whole Black Lives Matter demonstrations, which a large part of the country, certainly a lot of the mail I get, people think that you know, lots of Manhattan was burned to the ground," Krugman told CNN's Brian Stelter on Sunday [7/31/2022].

Records Contradict Biden Judicial Nominee's Claim That She Never Registered As Lobbyist.  President Joe Biden's Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals nominee claimed she never registered as a lobbyist, but records reveal she did.  That nominee, Roopali Desai, wrote in her Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire that she never registered as a lobbyist.  However, The Daily Wire discovered that Desai is registered as an inactive lobbyist within the Arizona secretary of state's lobbyist database.  Her presence in the record system dates back nearly a decade.  "[I] have not performed lobbying activities or registered as a lobbyist," wrote Desai in her questionnaire.  It appears that this contradiction escaped the Senate's notice, as Desai's nomination was expedited to an executive business meeting Thursday.  The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance her nomination to the Senate floor; the only "no" votes came from senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Josh Hawley (R-MO), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).  It's a comparatively quick turnaround:  Desai's initial hearing occurred about two weeks ago on July 13, about a month after her nomination.

Why Do Democrats Lie So Much?  Monkeypox is a threat to everyone.  Two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth does not mean a recession.  Joe Biden isn't a creepy pervert suffering from dementia who profited off his government positions and was a horrible father who raised degenerates.  You know, irrefutable facts denied because they are inconvenient to the left.  You can't really expect much else from people who attempt to deify violent criminals and junkies, to the point of enabling riots that ruin cities, simply to score some cheap political points.  Generations of the people Democrats claim domain over the guardianship of have been irrevocably harmed by the "help" Democrats offer, what's one more go-round?

Joe Biden's Lies Have Caught up With Him.  One of the least impressive aspects of this amazingly inept White House administration is its blithe disregard of truth and enthused embrace of lying.  As if uttering an untruth makes what they want come true because they think Americans are dumb enough to fall for it.  Safe to say, most presidents, certainly the modern ones, have failed to live up to George Washington's fabled inability to tell a lie.  And at one time or another — or perhaps several times — told what Mark Twain deliciously called "stretchers."  Sometimes mainstream media call them out.  Not during the Obama administration, of course.  But certainly when Republicans are chief executives.  During our previous presidency, some media delightedly counted the president's untruths up into the thousands.  They're way too busy to do that now naturally, though they're missing a real opportunity to show their watchdog bona fides with Joe Biden and his crowd.  There are real-life consequences to serial lying.

The vast majority of pharmacology, psychiatry, vaccine science and published research is a complete fraud.  Essentially, Big Pharma and the complicit pharma-funded corporate media have been committing massive medical fraud for decades, lying to the public and promising that SSRI pills will make you happier.  In reality, it only made Big Pharma richer.  The entire industry is rooted in fraud and fake science. [...] And now, we're told by White House Ministry of Truth propagandists that two consecutive quarters of shrinking GDP is no longer a "recession" because a Democrat is in the White House.  And the fake information "authority" Wikipedia altered its own definition of "recession" to match the economic lies of the White House, then froze the page and disallowed all edits.  The entire field of MMT — Magical Monetary Theory — is rooted in complete delusion and fakery, claiming that governments can print money to infinity with no inflation and no negative consequences.

LA County Public Health's Ferrer Incredibly Denies Having Seen Study Her Department Published, Co-Authored by Her Daughter.  Since RedState published an exclusive story Tuesday regarding a CDC-published study regarding COVID protocols in Los Angeles County schools that was relied upon by the CDC and Los Angeles County Public Health to require masking in schools, and which was co-authored by LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer's daughter, who didn't disclose that relationship, there's been an intense local media focus on the story.  As a result, Ferrer faced numerous questions about the issue during her weekly press briefing Thursday and her response was incredible, as in, not credible. [...] Trust in public health authorities has eroded as "two weeks to flatten the curve" has turned into two-plus years of a State of Emergency in California and as we've witnessed officials openly flouting public health "orders" while the plebes are forced to pay the price.

Someday, Maybe, a Canadian Reckoning.  According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his chief accountant Chrystia Freeland, runaway inflation and the recession it announces are something of a godsend.  Price increases, she said in a recent address, are "a reminder of why climate action is so important, and why we have to work... faster towards a green economy."  The benefits, according to this authority, are clear:  More green energy, lower prices.  The claim is so fatuous as to induce intellectual migraine.

Biden Blames Republicans For Soaring Gas Prices.  President Joe Biden blamed Republicans for soaring gas prices in a Sunday [7/10/2022] tweet, moving on from the "Putin-price hike" shtick.  Biden attempted to shift blame onto Republicans as a way to drive up support amongst voters for the November midterms.  "Republicans are doing nothing but obstructing our efforts to crack down on gas-price gouging, lower food prices, lower healthcare costs, and hopefully, soon, lower your prescription drug costs," Biden tweeted.

The Great Regression.  A word of caution is needed about the pretentious and supposedly benign signature title of the Great Reset project.  Assume the worst when the adjective "great" appears in connection with envisioned fundamental, government-driven, or global political changes.  What was similar between Lyndon Johnson's massively expensive but failed "Great Society" and Mao's genocidal "Great Leap Forward" was the idea of a top-down, centrally planned schema, cooked up by elites without any firsthand knowledge, or even worry, how it would affect the middle classes and poor.  So often, the adjective "great" is a code word of supposed enlightened planners for radical attempts at reconstruction of a society that must be either misled or forced to accept a complete overhaul. [...] The same linguistic suspicions hold true of the use of the noun "Reset."  It assumes a year-zero arrogance that all that came before was flawed.  And all that will follow, we are assured, will not be so defective.

Biden Hops on the Rape Bandwagon.  I wrote [elsew]here about the sensational story of a 10-year-old rape victim in Ohio who had to travel to Indiana for an abortion.  The story, phoned into an Indiana newspaper by an abortionist who seems to spend most of her time promulgating pro-abortion propaganda in the press, spread around the world almost instantaneously.  But there is little reason to believe it is true.  No one, including Snopes, has been able to verify it, there is no sign of any criminal investigation or prosecution of the supposed rapist, and the abortionist who originally peddled the story seems to have gone to ground.  But that didn't stop Joe Biden: in his press conference on abortion today, he retailed the story as his best evidence of the desirability of abortion on demand, up to the moment of birth.

Don't Let The Democrats Claim The Mantle Of Freedom.  Psychological projection is the act of attributing one's unpleasant traits to someone else.  Psychological deflection is a way of shifting attention away from one's poor behavior to another person.  Both are used expertly by Democrats, who don't want the voters to catch on to their act.  We could start with any of the Democrats' many examples of projection and deflection, but let's focus on one of the most recent instances of a Democratic pot calling a kettle black:  California Gov. Gavin Newsom's Florida television ad.  "Freedom is under attack in your state," Newsom said in a voice a bit less croaky than his usual raspy delivery.  "Your Republican leaders, they're banning books, making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms, even criminalizing women and doctors.

White House Press Secretary Claims Current U.S. Status is Best Economy in Our Nation's History.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is, at this point, transparently identified as the least qualified and capable person to hold that position in modern history.  She genuinely is lacking the ability to articulate intelligent responses to any questions.  It is also obvious to those who have followed Biden personnel decisions, that KJP was selected because she would spout the information given to her by Chief-of-Staff Ron Klain without a moment's hesitation.  She is not intelligent enough to know the talking points are complete nonsense.  She spouts the most ridiculous talking points in a manner that reflects she believes them.  That said, her capacity to stumble through nonsense and pretend it is real is only surpassed by Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg.

WH Tells Whopper on Economy, Secret 'Plan' to Deal With Inflation Is Hilarious.  Joe Biden and his team are so fond of telling lies, that it seems like it's hard for them to distinguish between falsehood and reality.  But even for them and their level of lying, the audacity of White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was something else on Thursday, when she was trying to sell how good the economy is.  Fox's Peter Doocy asked about inflation and a poll that said 88 percent of Americans thought that the country was on the wrong track.  As we reported, Jean-Pierre tried to gaslight people, blaming "Putin's tax hike."  They still haven't absorbed that always blaming Putin for having more control over the economy than Joe Biden not only is a lie, but it also makes Joe Biden look even weaker if he's so controlled by Putin.

The Mass Psychosis of Liberals.  It's been my lifelong observation that liberals are a mostly conflicted, tormented group suffering from mass psychosis.  They wrap themselves up in do-good, virtue-signaling knots and then attempt to rationalize positions even they know are indefensible by putting forth the most tortured, illogical explanations imaginable.  Merely calling those positions "lies" doesn't go anywhere near far enough.  Liberals have mastered the art of wanting to believe in a false reality, constructing a Bizarro Universe, while at the same time, excusing themselves for committing the very same transgressions against society and nature that they accuse others of doing.  Let's look at a few examples. [...]

CNN is already blaming Russia for the Democrat losses in the upcoming midterm elections.  CNN itself "reported," Homeland Security and other national security officials are worried that Russia could "significantly exploit" U.S. divisions over the November midterms, and are considering scenarios like the Ruskies "staging smaller hacks of local election authorities — done with the deliberate purpose of being noticed — and then using the pretense to seed more conspiracies about the integrity of our elections."  These efforts, the officials said, according to CNN, "would be designed to dovetail with the false doubts about the 2020 presidential election spread by former President Donald Trump and many of his allies."

Fact Check:  WH Falsely Claims Ukraine War 'Biggest Single Driver of Inflation'.  Claim:  Putin's war against Ukraine is the biggest driver of inflation, the White House said Monday.  [Tweet]  Verdict:  False.  Inflation was high and rising long before the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine.  The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.6 percent in May of 2021 after rising 0.8 percent in April., On an annual basis, prices were up 5.0 percent, the largest 12-month increase since a 5.4 percent increase for the period ending August 2008.  Core inflation, which excludes food and energy, was 3.8 percent over the previous 12 months, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending June 1992.

What Do 'Men Give Birth' and 'Defund the Police' Have in Common?  Unless you are brainwashed, you regard the statements "men give birth" and "defund the police" as absurd.  Why, then, do leftists (as opposed to liberals and conservatives) say these things and even believe them?  I think there are two — related — explanations.  One is that the Left seeks to tear down every normative institution.  If men give birth, "man" and "woman" no longer mean anything.  "Men give birth" means the end of the male-female distinction, the most basic distinction in the human race.  Racial distinctions pale in comparison.  So do national distinctions.  Marxists support the obliteration of the male-female distinction because the only distinction that matters to Marxists is that of class.  The other explanation is that the endgame of leftism is chaos.  It is related to the first explanation, since the obliteration of all distinctions is chaos.  Distinctions mean order.  Having no distinctions means chaos.

White House Gets Busted in Multiple Lies About Ron DeSantis.  Democrats are so frightened of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as a possible 2024 candidate that they are constantly making up noise against him to try to blunt his chances.  It never works, but they always come out looking desperate and silly. [...] Several problems with these claims.  First, the government doesn't dictate to doctors or hospitals what to get for their patients.  Both Jean-Pierre and the media are casting this as DeSantis wouldn't "allow" this.  Doctors and hospitals were not prohibited from getting vaccines; the only thing DeSantis was saying was that the state wasn't going to pre-order it, on behalf of the state.  As DeSantis said, "Doctors can get it.  Hospitals can get it.  But there's not going to be any state programs that are going to be trying to get COVID jabs to infants and toddlers and newborns."

Debunking 10 of Joe Biden's lies about the state of the US economy.  CLAIM:  Biden on Wednesday accused US oil companies of making excessive profits.  He ordered them to "take immediate actions to increase the supply" of gasoline and diesel fuels.  REALITY:  Biden's own policies have disrupted energy markets.  The American Petroleum Institute issued a list of 10 steps Biden could take to reduce supply disruptions, including ending obstruction of permitting on natural gas projects, lifting development restrictions on federal lands and waters and ending Trump-era steel tariffs.  CLAIM:  Biden apparently thinks that public raving can restore confidence in his leadership.  He literally screamed at the AFL-CIO audience:  "I don't want to hear any more of these lies about reckless spending.  We're changing people's lives!"  REALITY:  Federal Reserve analysts estimated that Biden's deluge of handouts added 3% to the inflation rate by late last year.  The Federal Reserve has boosted the money supply by 40% since the start of the pandemic, helping fuel price surges across the board.

Capitol Police debunk Liz Cheney, Jan 6 committee claim.  Less than a week into its heavily hyped televised hearings, the House select committee on the events of January 6, 2021, is reeling after the big primetime rollout was a ratings bomb and now, one of the sinister conspiracy theories put forth by star member Liz Cheney has been exposed as a completely dishonest piece of narrative engineering to implicate GOP lawmakers in a plot to overthrow the government.  On Tuesday, Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger shot down the false claim by Cheney and committee chairman Bennie Thompson that Rep. Barry Loudermilk personally led a group of rioters on a January 5 reconnaissance walk-through of the Capitol complex — an accusation that has been vehemently denied by the Georgia Republican — a major blow to the efforts of the kangaroo court which is off to a rough start.  In a letter to Rep. Rodney Davis, the ranking member of the House Administration Committee, Manger advised the Georgia Republican that the malicious Cheney's claim was pure hogwash and that no evidence exists that proves the embattled Wyoming congresswoman's sensational accusation of a Loudermilk-led recon patrol on the day before the so-called "insurrection" at the Capitol.

Democrats Can't Define a 'Woman,' But They're Sure About 'Violent White Supremacist'.  When it comes to defining a "woman," Democrats begin navel gazing with such passion and expertise a Yogi experiencing Samadhi would be envious.  What preschoolers take for granted, drives Democrats to apoplexy.  Most of us figured out the difference between boy parts and girl parts prior to mastering tetherball.  Apparently, the mystical state of "woman" is so complex it stumped an esteemed oracle of jurisprudence.  Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson was asked by Senator Martha Blackburn to define the word "woman."  Jackson was stunned by Senator Blackburn's Gordian Knot — if only Alexander the Great were still around to whisper the solution into Jackson's ear.  Instead, the subsequently confirmed justice sputtered that she was not a biologist and, therefore, was unqualified to answer that complex, philosophical question.  We all know she knows the definition of "woman."  Her evasion was all political theatre — perception management — and that makes the lie and betrayal even more heinous.

White House says Biden has sparked 'historic economic boom' as Dow plunges into bear market amid record inflation.  The White House defended President Joe Biden's economic record on Monday as the nation experienced historic inflation, gas prices over $5 a galloon and the stock market dropping.  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre argued President Biden actually made historic economic gains, which would help the American people go through these economic 'challenges.'  She blamed inflation — prices in May were 8.6% higher than a year earlier — the greatest increase since 1981 — on the covid pandemic and on Russian President Vladimir Putin's war in the Ukraine.  'You know, with this price, high inflation coming, coming out every once in a generation, global pandemic, all of those things play a factor,' Jean-Pierre said.  But, she argued, that America would bounce back under Biden.

Biden blames Republicans, Russia for soaring inflation.  President Joe Biden on Tuesday blamed Republicans and the Russian invasion of Ukraine for soaring US inflation, in a bid to deflect voter anger over his inability to keep prices down.  Speaking to trade unions in Philadelphia on the eve of the Federal Reserve's likely decision to raise interest rates again, Biden said inflation is "sapping the strength of a lot of families."  Biden said he feels Americans' pain, having grown up in a family where news that the price of gasoline had gone up "was a conversation at the dinner table.  It mattered."  But he rejected arguments that his government's massive spending to stimulate the economy at the tail end of the Covid-19 pandemic was to blame, instead citing shockwaves from Ukraine and Republican obstruction.

Gavin Newsom:  America Has a 'Red State Murder Problem'.  California Governor Gavin Newsom tried to reframe the political narrative on crime Saturday, claiming that America has a "red state murder problem," rather than a problem of homicide in Democrat-controlled cities across the nation.  Newsom was speaking with Elex Michaelson, host of The Issue Is podcast, on the occasion of the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.  He claimed the media had inflated the broader significance of the recall of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin.  Newsom, a former mayor of the city, said that the recall had been "so predictable," and that he had "enjoyed it," though he argued that nothing about the recall "warranted the attention nationally as some arbiter of something farther-reaching."  Whe he acknowledged that Democrats "absolutely" bear some responsibility for the crime wave in San Francisco, Newsom said that Republicans are more to blame for the nationwide crime wave, and blamed media bias for the focus on California.

Bidenomics:  The Left's Latest Alibi.  If you are among the 8 in 10 Americans who believe the economy is tanking, relax.  Never mind that the consumer-price index just hit 8.6 percent.  Ignore skyrocketing gas prices.  Forget that the gross domestic product shrank at an annual rate of 1.5 percent in the first quarter of 2022 and is expected to shrink further.  Disregard the collapsing supply chain highlighted by empty shelves in the grocery store.  Dismiss the dizzying descent of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  According to the White House and the legacy media, none of these things matter.  The real problem bedeviling the economy is bad vibes.

Rubio cancels meeting with David Hogg after false tweet: 'Don't lie again — we have receipts'.  David Hogg posted a viral tweet Thursday morning [6/9/2022] claiming that Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, was afraid to meet him and would be "triggered" by the college student's presence.  That was untrue.  According to exchanges on social media compiled at the Daily Wire and elsewhere, Mr. Hogg not only had been set to meet with Mr. Rubio on Thursday afternoon, but even had press coverage scheduled.

Press Sec Karine Jean-Pierre has entered the Twilight Zone.  New Biden press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre yesterday ignored the First Law of Holes and kept on digging.  It's been a rough start for the Psaki successor, reading from notes rather than spontaneously answering questions, and cutting off briefings and walking out as reporters continue to shout questions.  But yesterday, trying to defend the miserable mismanagement of the economy, she fully escaped the bounds of reality and entered what must be the Twilight Zone.  Precisely nobody will believe this:  ["]What we're trying to say, what I'm trying to say to you, is that the economy is in a better place than it has been historically.["]

Compared to 1929, maybe we're better off.  So what?  Let's compare today to 2019.
Biden White House Deflects: 'The Economy Is in a Better Place than it Has Been Historically'.  The Biden White House is attempting to deflect from the dire state of affairs — rampant inflation and ever-rising gas prices — as White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday claimed that the administration understands but asserted that the economy is "in a better place than it has been historically."  "We understand that people are feeling — feeling this.  They are feeling the increase of prices, which — with food, in particular, right now, and gas.  That is — that is something that we understand," Jean-Pierre said during Tuesday's press conference.

The dystopian state of our nation.  What to do?  Wake up!  Vote!  Get involved with an election integrity project or a precinct project.  Fight back.  Say no to medical mandates!  Vote out the RINOs like McConnell, Graham, Romney, Cheney, Kinzinger, etc. — all the fake conservatives who just want to be part of the swamp long enough to get very rich without offending anyone else in that swamp.  We know who they are; Trump exposed them all to the sunlight.  Don't believe a word uttered on CNN or MSNBC.  Like the networks, their talking heads get their talking points from the Democrat party, and they never deviate, which is why they sound like mindless mimics.  There is not a critical thinker among them.  They might as well all be Kardashian cut-outs.  They are all Alinskyites now.

Karine Jean-Pierre blames inflation on 'global challenges' and points finger at Trump for leaving economy in 'crisis'.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday morning blamed 'global challenges' including the invasion of Ukraine and pointed to the Trump administration for inflation and the state of the economy.  Biden is under pressure to fix the highest inflation in 40 years and is calling it his top priority, but polls show Americans overwhelmingly doubt his ability to turn things around.  An ABC News poll from over the weekend found just 28 percent of Americans approve of Biden's handling of inflation and 80 percent say it is an extremely important factor in how they will vote.

Legal YouTuber:  The Washington Post correction to Taylor Lorenz' story is still not correct.  I've been through these situations before where the story being put forward in public does not make sense and yet everyone seems eager to just move on.  If you were around more than a decade ago when a congressman named Anthony Weiner claimed his Twitter account had been hacked you may know what I mean.  If you missed that, his story fell apart but he still wound up running for mayor of NYC sometime later before the whole mess surfaced again and he wound up in prison.  I had the same queasy feeling a few years ago when Joy Reid claimed that hackers had added anti-gay commentary to her personal blog.  The story never made any sense but many people seemed happy to just go with it.

Don't laugh off the left's attempts to change history.  This week, Nikole Hannah-Jones of the 1619 Project tweeted, "Black people posed a danger to the country's idea of itself; they held up a mirror into which the nation preferred not to peer.  So the inhumanity visited on Black people by every generation of white America justified the inhumanity of the past and the inequality of the present."  She added, "The North did not fight the Civil War to end slavery."  At the start of the Civil War, she was, technically correct.  The Union Army was just that: an army raised to preserve the United States.  However, on January 1, 1863, President Lincoln changed the context of the war with the Emancipation Proclamation.  For the next three years, the North was fighting to put an end to the institution of slavery and to bring the rebel states back into the fold.  Let's not forget that the South initiated the secession because of the fear that President Lincoln and the North would abolish slavery in the first place.  This isn't the first attempt by the Progressives to rewrite our history.

Joe Biden Says The 'Protests' In The Summer Of 2020 'Unified' People Of Every Generation.  During recent prepared remarks, President Joe Biden said the the 'protests' in the summer of 2020 unified people of every generation.  First of all, they were more like riots than protests.  Secondly, the only people they united were the far left radicals doing the rioting.  Most people were repulsed by the left's behavior.  Parts of cities were burned or destroyed in other ways.  Biden thinks this was unifying?

Gaslighting 101: How the Democrats Invented White Supremacy but Blame Republicans.  If you were to believe leftist, bolshie rhetoric you'd think mullet-topped bumpkins with muskets were falling out of every Ford F-150 rambling the back roads of 'Merica, looking to lynch black folks.  The Democrats like to throw around the term "white supremacy" every chance they get.  Joe Biden, who gave a eulogy for an actual Klansman — Hillary Clinton's mentor Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), the longest-serving Senator in history) — dared call 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse a "white supremacist" after he lawfully ventilated three white Antifa prags in self-defense.  The ONE attacker he didn't shoot was the black guy who kicked him while Rittenhouse was on the ground.

Signs of a False Flag
 1.  Asks you to respond emotionally rather than intellectually.
 2.  Strips the event of context, such as the contemporary factual setting, geopolitical reality, or historical awareness.
 3.  Demands a rush to judgment before a diligent, independent inquiry occurs.
 4.  Collectivizes judgment, by taking an individual event, and demands you blame an entire culture, religion, race, ancestry, community or country for it.
 5.  The only explicable motive offered for the offending action is irrational evil or utterly stupid immorality, as it is against the rational interest of the offender to commit the act for the reasons alleged.

Congrats To The Media For Finally Finding A White Supremacist.  Assuming the gunman who shot up the Buffalo, New York, grocery store really was motivated by anti-black racism, let's do what the media do when faced with an Islamic terrorist who goes on a killing spree in America and just refer to him as a "lone wolf," a mentally unstable individual who in no way reflects any broader phenomenon or trend.  Except, unlike with violent Muslim extremism, that characterization in this case would be true.  Despite what the media, Democrats, leftists, and, of course, the permanent Washington bureaucracy say (over, and over, and over again), there is no imminent, large-scale threat from white nationalists.  It doesn't exist outside of Joe Biden's TelePrompter.

Good Riddance, Jen Psaki.  Press Secretary Jen Psaki leaves the Biden White House today after more than a year overseeing a dishonest operation that helped a partisan and malleable press keep the American public in the dark.  Dishonesty was a calling card at Psaki's briefings.  As President Joe Biden hid from the press in an unprecedented fashion, Psaki asserted, "It's just not accurate to suggest that he isn't accessible or doesn't answer questions."  And while pledging to fight "disinformation," she used her bully pulpit to spoonfeed it to the national media.  She was dishonest as the Biden administration grappled with the pandemic.  She pushed for masks in schools amid a growing consensus that it harmed children.  She obfuscated the administration's school reopening strategy, flip-flopping on how much in-person learning would constitute a "reopening."  In March, Psaki claimed "we don't know" whether COVID is less dangerous to children, even though there has been plenty of evidence it is.  In recent days, Psaki suggested no one could have predicted inflation would soar to record highs, even as liberal economists warned Biden's policies would create that exact problem.  And she claimed the Biden administration had the situation at the southern border under control amid horrific reports of children trapped in facilities at 1600 percent capacity.

On her last day, Jen Psaki lies about Abbott's baby formula.  When news of the baby formula shortage first became widely known, one of the main causes, we were told, was that Abbott, the company that manufactures the formula, had put tainted formula onto the marketplace, killing two infants and forcing the FDA to shut down its plant.  And indeed, that's exactly what Jen Psaki blamed during her final White House press conference before heading to MSNBC.  Abbott, however, pushed back hard, with facts supporting something Psaki knew or should have known: a federal investigation has shown it's innocent of the charge.  There are multiple reasons why there is a baby formula shortage in America.  The problem already began to make itself known last July thanks to the same supply chain issues affecting large swathes of America.  That did not trigger action from either Biden or Pete Buttigieg, the stunningly incompetent Transportation secretary and daddy to twins dependent on formula.

White House Tells Such a Despicable Blatant Lie Even CNN and WaPo Bust Them.  How deep are the White House lies?  We see Joe Biden making up lies virtually every day.  But perhaps some of the most offensive lies that he and his administration tell are the ones that defy reality right in front of our faces.  Such as when White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told us that Kamala Harris was socially distancing from people during Ketanji Brown Jackson's ceremony (despite the pictures showing Harris hugging her), that there was no internal ceremony (despite pictures showing there was one), and that Harris wore a mask while inside despite White House posting a video that showed she wasn't).  They simply didn't care about telling such blatant lies because they are largely not held accountable for it.  I thought the Ketanji Brown Jackson lies were bad, defying what we could see right in front of our faces.  But the vaccine lie that the White House told just may beat those for audacity.

WH Spins a Tale When They Get Nailed Over Baby Formula Shortage.  Is the White House lying even about their response to the baby formula shortage?  Listen as White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claims Joe Biden has been working on the issue that she blames on the Abbott Company recall.  She says that they've been working on the problem for months.  [Tweet with video clip]  Funny that.  If they've been working on it for months, why hasn't Biden hasn't made any public comment on the effort?  White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said it was a "top priority" on Wednesday.  But then, when she was asked who was the point person on the issue at the White House, Jean-Pierre was unable to say.  Some priority.  They hadn't even said anything about it until the last couple of days.

The Leftwing Insurrection.  Not only has the left consistently claimed election fraud and illegitimacy, but they also now claim the entire country is illegitimate.  The United States is an illegitimate nation, an "unworthy republic," a country that has pillaged and stolen its way to power.  Freedom is an illusion.  Our institutions are corrupt and rotten to the core.  They must, because they are illegitimate and unworthy, be destroyed.  So much for protecting American democracy and the rule of law.  The very language of the left implies insurrection and in some circles, there are open calls for it.  If the left cared about the United States, as some in the media claim they do, then they wouldn't use language that implies the opposite.

Our world of lies.  As Russia is an exporter of energy and minerals, higher prices result in more export earnings.  It is Americans and Europeans hit with the high prices who are experiencing the sanctions.  Ask yourself why with supply shortages, disrupted supply chains from the mindless lockdown policy, and rising inflation the US government drove inflation higher by inhibiting supply with sanctions.  Is the cause of the current inflation Federal Reserve money printing or is the cause the reduction in the supply of goods and services caused by Washington's Covid protocol and "Russian sanctions"?  Ask yourself why the Biden regime is more concerned about gangster-state Ukraine than it is about the US inflation rate and the welfare of American citizens.  Ask yourself if the current high gasoline price is really a result of sanctions preventing oil from coming to market.  As far as I can tell, Russia continues to sell oil and natural gas.  It is only the small US purchases of Russian oil that have stopped.  The small amount of oil involved cannot explain the price rise.  Most likely it is the oil companies using the "crisis" narrative to raise prices.

Why Would Rural Americans Vote for Those Who Hate Them?  It never ceases to amaze me when the same politicians and pundits who spew vile rhetoric aimed at rural Americans all year long turn around and ask for those Americans' votes.  The New York Times (the titular "paper of record" that pushed Trump-Russia "collusion" lies while ignoring the Biden Crime Family's quid pro quo money-making in Ukraine) recently featured an opinion piece claiming that "Biden has already done more for rural America than Trump ever did."  Democrat lemmings quickly regurgitated the overrated rag's propaganda.  After feeling the tug on his leash from Old Witch Pelosi, the honey-trapped Congressman Eric Swalwell (whose dimwittedness made him a natural target for the Chinese Communist Party to compromise) laughably insisted that under China Joe's lethargic leadership, "we are all doing much better ... especially ... rural America."  As is only fitting for a regime requiring its own Ministry of Truth, Swalwell then instructed his (brain-dead) Twitter followers to share the Times story "to make sure we all understand."

NPR's infamously wrong Nina Totenberg:  It 'makes sense' Supreme Court leaker [would be] a 'conservative clerk'.  In a display of mudslinging disguised as journalism, one NPR reporter maintained her track record of laying unsubstantiated claims related to the Supreme Court when she dismissed any other possible origin for the SCOTUS leak other then a "conservative clerk who was afraid."  NPR's legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg appeared on ABC's "This Week" Sunday where she was asked to assess the situation surrounding the release of Justice Samuel Alito's draft majority opinion for the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.  Host Martha Raddatz brought her guest into the segment by commenting on the lengthy duration for which Totenberg has covered SCOTUS.

PolitiFact finds DeSantis was right, drops fact-check.  PolitiFact is a Marxist propaganda machine that lives off tax-free donations as if it were the Little Sisters of the Poor or some other worthy charity.  My problem with PolitFact is that its propaganda is so blatant — so obvious — so phony.  They rub their lies in our faces.  And yes it lied in 2008 to get Obama elected president.  For that it received a Pulitzer.  Among other things, PolitiFact vouched for Obama's Big Lie that you could keep your doctor.  PolitiFact said that was 100% true.  Only after Obama was elected, Obamacare signed into law, and Obama re-elected did PolitiFact admit he lied.  It falsely called it the Lie of the Year in 2013. Wrong year.  Obama told that lie repeatedly in 2008, not 2013.

The last people anyone should trust to tell or determine the truth are journalists and government officials.  There are many examples of where the media colluded with the Democrats to intentionally spread misinformation to the public.  Here is a small sample:  Democrats in Congress have repeatedly challenged elections where they lost yet they weren't called treasonous, weren't said to be against democracy, where we didn't have endless hearings, and they weren't silenced.  Obama, Biden, Pelosi, and others repeatedly lied to the public about Obamacare, but the media not only didn't silence them, but they also supported them.  Obama and Hillary concocted a lie about Benghazi, as Americans were killed, and the media never silenced them.  The Obama administration used the media to spread lies to get support for the Iran deal, yet the media never silenced them.  Most of the media still supports the deal that enriched Iran, which continues to spread terrorism and pledge death to America.  The media and others intentionally spread the lie of "Hands up Don't Shoot" that ginned up racial hate against cops.  How many cops have been killed and injured because of that intentional lie?  Yet, no one who spread the lie has been silenced.  The media, DNC, the Hillary campaign and government employees colluded to spread the lie about Russian collusion to destroy Trump and they have not been silenced.

Trans Health Official Claims All Pediatricians Agree on 'Gender-Affirming Care,' Which Simply Isn't True.  Four-star admiral and Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, the highest transgender official to serve in the US Government, claimed in remarks shared Saturday with NPR that all pediatricians agree on "gender-affirming care," which can include puberty-blocking drugs all the way up to non-reversible surgical procedures. [...] There is in fact plenty of debate about the efficacy and safety of "gender-affirming" care, especially for the young, and to say otherwise is a flat-out falsehood.  It's a preposterous statement given that the Florida State Department of Health recently came to the opposite conclusion, issuing its own guidance on April 20 which is completely at odds with Levine's takeaways.

Americans Aren't Buying Biden's Tale Of Economic Recovery.  The latest Gallup poll released Wednesday revealed that only 2% of Americans think economic conditions are "excellent," while 42% think conditions are "poor."  More than three-quarters of Americans feel that the economy is getting worse, according to polling data.  Four in five adults rate the country as "only fair" (38%) or "poor" (42%).  Seventy-six percent of respondents believe the economy is getting worse, with 20% saying it is improving, and only three percent feeling that it's staying the same.

Really?  They criticized Donald Trump from day one.
Welcome To Stagflation.  When it comes to the economy, Democrats like to say it's unfair to judge a president by his first year in office.  Very well.  President Biden is now in his second year and now we have the statistical verdict of his economic stewardship rendered by the first-quarter drop in GDP. Stagflation, anyone?  It may well be that the first quarter's annual GDP growth of -1.4% marks not just the beginning of a period of low or no growth accompanied by inflation, but also the return to the stagflation that ruined the decade of the 1970s and helped destroy the presidency of Jimmy Carter.  And no, you can't blame Donald Trump anymore for things that go wrong.  The economic disasters piling up are now on the progressive Democrats' tab.  They broke it, they bought it.  Biden immediately spun the bad GDP news as due to "technical factors," including a slowdown in government spending and a decline in net exports, which both contributed to the GDP drop.

Media to Americans — The Economy Is Awesome, You Dolts!.  When things go bad for Democrat presidents, the corporate media generally circle the wagons in two ways.  We are either told no president could solve these problems, so don't blame the Democrat, or we're told things are double-plus good, and we're just too stupid to see it.  Well, the truth — and we all know it — is that things are strikingly awful with His Fraudulency Joe Biden at the helm, so the media's gaslighting campaigns are in full bloom.

Biden 'Not Concerned about Recession,' Touts 'Enormous Growth' after Economy Shrinks in First Quarter.  President Biden attempted to allay concerns about the performance of the U.S. economy on Thursday after the Commerce Department announced that the economy shrank over the first quarter of 2022.  "I'm not concerned about a recession," Biden told reporters at a press conference at the White House.  "I mean, you're always concerned about a recession, but the GDP, you know, fell to 1.4 percent," Biden added.  "But here's the deal:  we also had last quarter consumer spending and business investment and residential investment increase at significant rates," and "unemployment's the lowest rate since 1970."  Biden said that the U.S. was seeing "enormous" economic growth alongside Covid disruptions.

I'm Starting to Think It's Not Actually About Democracy At All.  [Scroll down]  In fact, all of this worry and panic is at the heart of the left's newfound love and redefinition of democracy.  For years, they have told us that corporations don't have First Amendment rights.  They have trashed the Citizens United case pretty thoroughly since the decision was handed down.  But the moment a corporation goes fully woke in (a falsely framed) opposition to a law passed by Republicans, they suddenly deserve all those rights, and how dare the Republicans push back against it.

Superhero Obama Fights 'Online Lies'?  The New York Times sounded a little giddy on the front page of its "Business" section April 21 with the headline "Obama Joins Fight to Curb Online Lies."  This spin strongly suggests former President Barack Obama never lies.  He's a valiant warrior against lies.  That came after a badly disguised press release at on Obama "urgently throwing himself into the fight against disinformation."  As usual, they make it sound like a superhero has landed whenever Obama arrives on the scene.  Never mind PolitiFact giving Obama the "Lie of the Year" in 2013 for when he said, "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it."  Never mind Obama's baldfaced lies in 2012 that the Benghazi consulate attack wasn't a terrorist thing; it was a protest of an Islamophobic YouTube video that got out of hand.  As if the Islamic radicals brought grenade launchers to a "protest."  This underlines why the liberal media should not be trusted in a "disinformation" fight.  They have a frustrating tendency to put themselves on the side of "information" and conservatives on the side of "disinformation."

Attack on Democracy:  Democrats Still Believe Hillary Won in 2016.  If you insist that the 2020 election was stolen, you'll be accused of pushing "the big lie," inciting an insurrection, and attacking democracy.  But if you believe that Hillary Clinton was the legitimate winner of the 2016 election, that just makes you a Democrat. [... A]ccording to a new Rasmussen Reports survey, 72% of Democrats still believe that Russia "succeeded" in altering the outcome of the 2016 election, putting Donald Trump in the White House.  Despite thinking that Russia managed to alter the outcome of the 2016 election, Democrats insist that the 2020 election was the safest and most secure in history.  However, as Democrats are widely expected to lose their majority in November, a majority of Democrats (53%) believe it is likely that Russia will try to interfere with the 2022 midterms.

Fake News Lives On and On and On and On.  The Russia collusion hoax was exposed long ago as a fraud, but these Rasmussen survey results suggest that it was one of the most effective fake news campaigns ever.  Rasmussen asked:  ["]Hillary Clinton has said that "Russia succeeded" in influencing the 2016 presidential election.  How likely is it that Russian interference changed the outcome of the 2016 election?["]  The results:  ["]Democratic voters overwhelmingly agree with Hillary Clinton that Russia is to blame for her defeat in 2016.["]

Report: Joe Biden Plans to Avoid Midterm Disaster by Blaming [his] Woes on [the] GOP.  Soaring gas prices, historic inflation, supply chain bottlenecks, lifting crime rates, a porous southern border, and increasing U.S. absences on the global diplomatic stage.  President Joe Biden will reportedly address these issues — amongst many more — dogging his administration in an election year with the simple mantra:  "It's not my fault, blame the Republicans."  According to an Associated Press (AP) report Friday [4/22/2022], the president will seek to portray himself as a man of action stymied at every turn by the GOP in a spectacular attempt at electoral blame shifting in the run up to the midterm elections come November.

Former 'Lie of the Year' award winner Barack Obama announces crusade to stop 'spread of disinformation'.  Barack Obama has joined the leftist establishment's efforts to maintain control over their approved narrative, announcing that the Obama Foundation will be devoting its resources to training the next generation of information monitors under the oft-invoked pretense of combating "disinformation." a term which like "democracy" has been twisted into a pretzel in true Orwellian fashion by the political left.  Fresh off of his speech at the big "Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy" conference sponsored by The Atlantic, Obama took to Twitter to announce his involvement in the new initiative, invoking the key buzz words in a pair of tweets that were met with incredulity by many who can recall the former president's tendency to play fast and loose with the truth during his eight years in the White House.

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On a nearby page, I have assembled a partial catalog of Barack H. Obama's lies, which should go a long way towards the disqualification of Mr. Obama as the arbiter of disinformation.

Biden and Putin Are in Business Together, Thanks to the Iran Deal.  In 2016, the Hillary Clinton campaign devised a plan to smear her rival and deflect attention away from her self-sabotaging use of a private email server — they got the press and FBI to say that Donald Trump had been compromised by Putin.  In 2020, the media and former U.S. spy chiefs protected Biden's campaign by loudly and falsely claiming that [condemnatory] evidence of his family's ties to corrupt foreign enterprises and officials found on Hunter Biden's laptop was "disinformation" leaked by Putin's spy services.  Both attempts to blame Putin for the Democratic Party's own messes were false.  And now the White House claims that the historic levels of inflation and surging food and energy prices that have turned voters against Biden are Putin's fault.  Never mind the insane amounts of money the U.S. government has been printing since the outbreak of COVID, or Biden's decision to kill the Keystone pipeline on day one of his term and tell domestic energy producers to go jump off a bridge.  These are Putin's price hikes!

Has Donna Brazile Gone Cuckoo?  We all get that political strategists like to cheerlead for their party.  Some might even say that it's their job.  I, however, think that a good strategist is willing to see and speak the truth.  If their party is failing, they aren't doing anyone any favors by pretending things are going well.  Which brings me to Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, who appeared on ABC's This Week on Sunday and gave the most laughable assessment of the upcoming midterms I've seen.  According to Brazile, the GOP is "essentially running on fumes" from allegations of voter fraud in 2020, while Democrats "are running on the economy that's roaring back" and "fighting inflation."  "All we have to do is wait over the next 37 days as 11 or 12 states hold their primaries," Brazile claimed.  "You have big primaries in Ohio and North Carolina, Pennsylvania where the former president has already tipped the scales and supported one candidate over another."  "The Republicans are essentially running on fumes," Brazile continued.

Hey FBI, We're Running Low on Those White Domestic Terrorists You Keep Warning Us About.  [Scroll down]  Here's the thing though: if you look around lately at the real threats to public safety, none of the suspects fit the "right-wing nutjob extremist" profile.  Take the guy who is now in custody for this week's Brooklyn subway shooting.  Frank James is a black man who, as Victoria reported, wants to kill "all the whiteys."  Victoria wrote that this fine upstanding citizen was on the FBI's radar, but they were probably too busy looking out for dudes in MAGA hats to keep an eye on him.  The suspects arrested for recent shootings in Sacramento and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, are messing up the feds' efforts to portray all white Republicans as Timothy McVeigh.  Grainy video footage of the suspect being sought for a shooting in Dallas isn't helping the narrative either.

Fact check:  Photo of KKK billboard from 1970s, not taken recently in North Carolina.  An outdated photo circulating on social media has led some to believe former President Donald Trump recently held a rally in a North Carolina county that has a billboard promoting the Ku Klux Klan.  The image, shared thousands of times on Twitter, shows a red billboard that reads, "Help fight communism and intergration (sic).  Join & support United Klans of America Inc."  A banner along the bottom of the sign announces that "the KKKK welcomes you to Smithfield." [...] The billboard shown in the photo was located in Johnston County, but it was taken down in 1977.  It has no relation to the April 9 Trump rally in Selma.

Transgender Activists Use Unreliable Surveys To Emotionally Blackmail America.  When discussing transgender issues, legislation, and other controversies, it is common to see the statistic that 40 percent of transgender people have considered or attempted suicide.  Where does this number come from, and how reliable is it in determining the moral and ethical consequences of transgender-related policies?  While appearing on "The View," Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg was asked by Ana Navarro if he agreed with Chasten Buttigieg that the passage of the artificially controversial Florida bill HB 1557, Parental Rights in Education, would "kill kids."  Without hesitation, he agreed with the assertion.

With CPI now hitting 8.5%, Jen Psaki's bid to blame Putin gets old fast.  A stopped clock is right twice a day, and sure enough, that brings us to White House spokesweasel Jen Psaki.  The latter spoke the truth for once, at least on the words "extraordinarily elevated," now that the consumer price index (CPI) has been released, showing a higher-than-forecast 8.5% rise, and sure enough, for once she was right.

There are some things you can question and some things you can't.  In today's America, there are some things one can question... and some things one cannot.  You can question the existence of God. [...] You can question your own gender, but you can't question the LGBTQ agenda in any way, shape or form — for any reason.  Nor can you question the process or results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in any way, whether on a national, state, or local level.  If you do, you will promptly be cancelled, disappeared, or otherized.  Seriously questioning how COVID-19 was loosed upon the globe is also strictly verboten.  As is asking questions about the Biden family's ties to — and relations with — China or Ukraine.  In fact, you can't ask a pertinent question of Biden at all.

Border Chief Mayorkas:  Equity Is U.S. 'Core Founding Principle'.  Joe Biden's pro-migration border chief says the "core founding principle" of the United States is "equity," and that he is building an immigration system built on "equity."  "It is all about achieving equity, which is really the core founding principle of our country," Alejandro Mayorkas declared at a meeting hosted by Al Sharpton's National Action Network.  "We, as a Department of Homeland Security [DHS], are your Department of Homeland Security as much as anyone else's and we need to live that in the equity that we demonstrate," he told the mostly black audience.

Understanding the Progressive Mind.  Everyone in Washington understands the basic causes of inflation.  If you print more money than you have real assets like gold to back it up, you devalue your currency and make everything cost more. [...] The Biden reactionaries denied their responsibility for the costly and dangerous inflation their policies have created in the way they normally cover up their assaults on the public — with two obvious lies.  First by claiming that the inflation was "transitory," and then by blaming it on Vladimir Putin — calling it "Putin's price hike."  The brazen character of these lies and the fact that Biden has kept repeating them in the face of devastating refutations reflects the fact that the Democrats know full well what they are doing, which is stoking the fires of a volatile inflation which is causing profound hardship to the very constituencies they pretend to care about — people on the lower rungs of the economic ladder.

Democrats Need to Be Destroyed.  [Y]ou'd be an idiot to believe anything coming out of the mouths of Democrats these days.  No "good faith effort" is going to make them honest, they are lying frauds out to destroy everything great in this country.  They're a Terminator for American Exceptionalism.  As such, they have no conscience, they can't be reasoned with, they must be destroyed.

Political Blackmail Empowers the American Left.  Less than seven percent of American voters identify as being "very liberal".  Yet, thanks to the unbridled use of political blackmail, they have set the agenda since 2009.  Additionally, by virtue of these tactics they are also in de facto control not only of the Democrat party but the legacy media, the education establishment, social media, and the universities.  In 2021 they achieved a major milestone: absolute dominion over the Office of President of the United States.  Vladimir Lenin, one of the icons of the American Marxists, defined modern political blackmail as follows:  ["]Political blackmail is the threat of exposing, or the actual exposure, of true, but more often invented, "stories" with the aim of causing an opponent political damage, of slandering him, of depriving him of the possibility of engaging in political activity, or of making it difficult for him.["]  Lenin neglected to note that in the modern era successful political blackmail is wholly dependent on the blackmailer either controlling or being in league with a compliant national media.

Biden Administration Handicapped Domestic Energy Production on First Day in Office, Memos Reveal.  Contrary to President Biden's recent claims that his administration is pulling out all the stops to alleviate America's inflation woes, since its early days it has fostered a policy environment that is hostile to domestic energy production, fueling price hikes at the gas pump long before Russia's invasion of Ukraine, according to memos obtained by National Review. [...] He assured Americans last week, "It's simply not true that my administration or policies are holding back domestic energy production.  That's simply not true."  But these memos, obtained by National Review, appear to show that the Biden administration intentionally handicapped the domestic oil industry from day one as part of its mission to transition the U.S. to a green economy.  Now that gas prices and inflation are reaching record heights, Biden has pinned a large chunk of responsibility on Russian president Vladimir Putin, whose attack on Ukraine has created tumult in energy markets, given that much of the West, particularly Europe, is dependent on Russia for oil.

Biden Promises Executive Action on Climate Change as Energy Costs Spike.  President Joe Biden reassured donors Monday that he would use his executive powers to act on climate change, even as energy prices are at record highs.  "The climate crisis is the existential threat.  That's not hyperbole; it's a fact," Biden said after taking the podium at a Democratic National Committee Fundraiser in Washington, DC.  Biden promised to take "aggressive" executive actions on climate regulations even if the Supreme Court overruled him.  He acknowledged that progress on the issue of climate change was difficult to achieve in Congress, hinting that donors could help him pressure lawmakers.

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There is no climate crisis.  The weather is not an existential threat.

Psaki says Russia 'hacked' 2016 election during briefing on combating disinformation.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Russian government "hacked our election here" in the United States in 2016 in remarks during a briefing about combating disinformation.  When Psaki was asked on Thursday [3/10/2022] what is being done to reduce the spread of falsehoods in the U.S. about Russian leader Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, she said that "the best antidote to misinformation is the truth."  During the same conversation, she accused Russia of hacking the 2016 election despite a lack of evidence from U.S. officials indicating actions from the Kremlin changed vote tallies.

Biden's America:  The inmates are running the asylum.  How does one sanely describe what has happened to the United States since Joe Biden was inaugurated?  The nation has been effectively ruined by the policies of Biden's band of incompetents; every Cabinet member is a disaster, promoted for his previous record of failure.  Not one of them is qualified for the jobs they've been given.  They were each chosen for precisely the wrong reason:  their race, sex, or leftist/green activism. [...] Consider Cabinet members Jake Sullivan, Ned Pryce, Janet Yellen, and Anthony Blinken.  Each of them has a record of incompetence and failure, even criminality.  Sullivan was party to the fabrication of the Russia hoax.  Yellen, formerly of the Fed, now claims that the American people are economically in "good shape."  Biden and Pelosi both hilariously claim that government spending is not causing the worst inflation in forty years.  Pelosi even said it is "reducing our debt."  These are very stupid people.  They lie as they breathe.

The diminishing returns of the Democrats' lies.  Forced into a state of panic by a series of cataclysmic polls, the Democratic Party has entered a new phase in its attempt to turn around its waning fortunes:  lying directly — and unashamedly — to your face. [...] About what?  About everything, that's what.  They're lying about inflation — which first wasn't going to happen at all, which then wasn't going to happen for very long, and which is now being blamed on a Russian invasion of Ukraine that started a year after prices started to rise.  They're lying about their agenda — which began as a New Deal-sized transformation of America, which was then transmuted into an "infrastructure" package that for a brief moment was sold as a $0-in-cost unicorn, and which has finally and ridiculously been recast as a means of fighting the inflation that, as of this week, the White House is calling "Putin's price hike."  They're lying about gas prices, for which Joe Biden is or isn't responsible depending on the day you ask them, and which have inspired the most incoherent set of policy answers in recent memory.  They're lying about Afghanistan — which was definitely not going to be a catastrophe, until it was a catastrophe, at which point a catastrophe had been the plan all along.

Biden blames PUTIN for 7.9% inflation — the highest in 40 years.  President Joe Biden raised eyebrows after blaming soaring US inflation on Vladimir Putin, after the consumer price index hit another 40-year high of 7.9 percent in February.  Although the inflation data released on Thursday does not capture the full impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which occurred just days before the end of February, Biden in a statement chose to blame 'Putin's price hike.'  'A large contributor to inflation this month was an increase in gas and energy prices as markets reacted to Putin's aggressive actions,' said Biden.

This Invasion Is Brought to You by ... Western Environmentalists.  For more than 40 years, the environmentalist movement has been warning that global warming is the result of mankind's burning of fossil fuels and poses an "existential threat" to human and other biological life.  This is one of the many grandiose lies the Left uses to reshape, if not destroy, Western civilization.  Other grandiose lies used to achieve that result include America being systemically racist; that violent crime is the result of racism and poverty; men give birth; sex and gender are "nonbinary"; and that former President Donald Trump was a Russian asset.  It should now be obvious that the "Greens," the environmentalist movement — not global warming — poses an existential threat to humanity.

Psaki lists 9 talking points to defend gas prices, calls for a focus on 'facts' and oh boy, does internet deliver.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki is desperately throwing out propaganda on Twitter, spewing "facts" that blame high gas prices on Russia instead of President Joe Biden and then lecturing Americans on the specifics of energy production and security.  "The reason why the price of gas is going up is not because of steps the president has taken, they are because Putin is invading Ukraine," she said in a White House press briefing on Friday [3/4/2022].  "When it comes to U.S. energy production — and how we achieve energy security — it's important to look at the facts.  So here are 9 specifics," Psaki tweeted as she revved up for a leftist lesson on energy.

UN report:  Climate change already so severe humans nearing adaptation limits.  A comprehensive new United Nations-sponsored assessment of climate change finds that global warming is reshaping the world more rapidly and severely than was known several years ago.  The report finds that climate change is affecting every person's physical and mental health, and classifies nearly half of the global population as being "highly vulnerable" to climate impacts.

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For all practical purposes, there is no global warming.  There is no climate crisis, and although the climate is constantly changing, the changes are happening so gradually that you'll never notice — unless you watch too much television.  Nobody is having to consciously adapt to a rapidly-changing climate.  The United Nations routinely lies about global warming, among other things, because it is engaged in a never-ending quest for increased political power.

Mother, 32, who became face of Chicago Teachers Union's push to keep schools closed drank herself to death, medical examiner reveals.  A Chicago mother who the teachers' union claimed died when a COVID-positive student was sent home to quarantine as they rallied for more COVID protocols actually died of alcoholism, it emerged on Monday [3/7/2022].  Denisha Henry, the 32-year-old mother of an eighth-grade student at Jensen Elementary Scholastic Academy in the East Garfield Park district of Chicago, died on September 24.  The day before, Shenitha Curry, 44, had died of pneumonia from COVID, with diabetes and hypertension as contributing factors.  She was not vaccinated.  Soon after, the Chicago Teachers' Union claimed at a rally that both mothers caught COVID from a child at the school, where 11 out of 17 classrooms were in quarantine.

Biden blames Jan. 6 for Putin's invasion and other whoppers of the Ukraine war.  [Scroll down]  We've seen plenty of bad takes on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but this one from the ostensible leader of the free world might be the most preposterous.  The Russian strongman, who started grabbing Ukrainian territory in 2014, decided to attack again because of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot?  Biden is also lying:  Five cops weren't killed by crowds that day — none was.  One officer died of natural causes the next day, and four killed themselves in the weeks and months after.

It's Time To Kill This Big Fat Biden Lie Once And For All.  If Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of the Big Tech bullies insist on stopping "misinformation," why aren't they censoring President Joe Biden for his repeated flagrant lie about the economy?  You know, the one where he claims we were in a state of crisis when he came into office, from which he and his $2 trillion "American Rescue Plan" saved us.  Biden says it over and over again.  Here's a sampling over the past year:
  •   "We've turned the tide on a once-in-a-generation economic crisis.  And families are beginning to be able to breathe just a little bit easier."
  •   "Look, when we came to office, we knew we were facing a once-in-a-century pandemic and a once-in-a-generation economic crisis."
  •   "When I was sworn in as president, the nation was struggling to pull out of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression."
In his State of the Union, Biden claimed that his "American Rescue Plan" was one of the "few pieces of legislation" to have "done more at a critical moment in our history to lift us out of a crisis."  This is a lie.

The Biden Inflation Octopus.  The Democrats will suffer historic losses in the November midterms. [...] The culprit for the political wipeout will be out-of-control inflation — and for several reasons.  First, the Biden Administration is in such denial of inflation that it sounds to Americans simply callous and indifferent to the misery it has unleashed.  Biden officials have scoffed at price spikes as "transitory."  Or they have preposterously claimed spiraling costs are a concern only to the elite.  They blame the Ukraine crisis.  Or they fault the out-of-office bogeyman, former President Donald Trump.  The administration assures us that consumer prices are only rising at an annualized rate of 7.5% — as if the steepest increase in 40 years actually is not all that bad.  Yet the middle class knows that inflation is far worse when it comes to the stuff of life:  buying a house, car, gas, meat, or lumber.

Jen Psaki's Preview of What to Expect at Biden's SOTU Shows How Delusional This Administration Is.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made an appearance on ABC's "This Week," [2/27/2022] where she offered a preview of what to expect from President Joe Biden's State of the Union address, to be delivered this Tuesday.  [Tweet]  To close out her segment, host George Stephanopoulos brought up a stark reality that Biden is facing right now.  "Finally, the president is approaching his State of the Union in a pretty difficult political position right now, 37 percent approval rating, Democrats trailing badly in the midterm polling.  A majority in our recent poll out this morning even question the president's mental capacity," Stephanopoulos mentioned, highlighting the results of a new ABC News-Washington Post poll, which I also covered earlier.  "How is he going to turn that around on Tuesday night?  And how much has his State of the Union been changed by this war in Ukraine?" Stephanopoulos asked.  Psaki seemed to have only heard the second part of the question.  She not only didn't respond to how Biden is "going to turn that around," she didn't acknowledge the numbers Stephanopoulos had just brought up.

The State of Joe Biden's Union Is Domestic and Worldwide Chaos.  This coming Tuesday [3/1/2022], His Fraudulency Joe Biden will make his State of the Union address, and do so after he has spent the last year plunging both America and the world into chaos.  How both he and the Misinformation Media will try to gaslight us into believing differently is now painfully obvious.  We're going to hear a lot about jobs created (when they were not) and how many people have been vaccinated (but not the fact that more died under Biden than under Trump).  We'll be told it's only a coincidence that the CDC suddenly realized The Science would allow us to unmask just days before this speech.  We'll be told the adults are back in charge.  We'll be told Biden is a True Statesman — and so on and so forth, and spin and lie and lie and spin.

Democrats Roll out a Desperate Strategy to Deflect Blame for Their Failures.  Unless the goal is to receive backslaps from a sycophantic mainstream media, it's not a good time to be a Democrat.  Things have collapsed in ways that didn't seem possible over the last six months.  Sure, it was expected that the party in power would see some regression, but at this level?  Inflation continues to be a top concern among Americans, with January's number clocking in at another multi-decade high.  People are seeing their buying power eroded, and with gas prices set to explode further over the next year, there is no relief in sight.  Meanwhile, Russia is on the verge of starting a major war in Europe, Afghanistan is now a terror state, the border is in shambles, and COVID-19 has killed more people under Joe Biden, with vaccines available, than under the previous president.  Yeah, things are bad, and when things are bad, desperation sets in among the party in power.  That's the theme of the latest strategy by Democrats to try to deflect blame for their failures.

Psaki says GOP's blockage of Fed nominees [is] exacerbating inflation.  The White House on Wednesday blamed Republican senators for exacerbating inflation, arguing that blocking President Biden's nominees to the Federal Reserve Board has handicapped efforts to curb rising prices.  Mr. Biden thinks that Republicans are "AWOL" in the inflation fight because they put the brakes on a key Fed nominee, said White House press secretary Jen Psaki.  "Everyone understands we need a full Federal Reserve board, the first one in nearly a decade to tackle inflation and bring prices down for American families," she said.

Seattle's Soda Tax Goes Horribly Wrong.  Once again Seattle lawmakers have shown their pre-existing vulnerability to social contagion with predictably embarrassing results.  Like nearly every cockamamie scheme cooked up by their fellow travelers on the West Coast, Messed Coast, almost all have backfired spectacularly.  And each promulgator has a deadly comorbidity — Leftism.  Plastic bag bans.  Replacing those plastic bags with their thicker plastic bags.  Gun "control."  Ammo "control."  Nuclear-free zones.  Global warming.  Global cooling.  Climate change.  Net-zero.  Preschool teachers sacrifice children to Satan.  Boys have babies.  Let's tax weed.  Let's bail out weed shops.  Seattle's CHAZ CHOP was a Summer of Love — with a body count.  Riots are mostly peaceful.  Give needles and crack pipes to addicts.  Allow people to walk the Seattle streets with a "bump" or two of heroin and fentanyl for "harm reduction."  Police are horrible people.  Criminals are not horrible people.  Their faux do-goodism results in hot-and-cold-running bodies on the sidewalks of Seattle.

If DC Fears Trump, He Deserves Four More Years.  I know we are living in communist cuckoo land now, where "The Science" is always right, Dementia Joe is always lucid, printing money creates prosperity, and men can break women's records in sports, but at what point do the Deep State despots crafting one fanciful lie after the next finally step back and say, "Nah, nobody will ever believe this nonsense"?  The Russian collusion hoax is now understood by everyone but the most brainwashed (or those invested in the lies because they were doing the brainwashing) to have been an elaborate conspiracy involving Hillary Clinton's political campaign, Barack Obama's FBI and CIA, and a propagandistic press laundering their disinformation as the gospel truth.  Four years of Establishment Republicans (in the majority in the House until 2018 and in the Senate until 2020) giving Democrats carte blanche to legitimize conspiracy theories in Congress with outrageous claims the Republican president was a Russian spy only opened up the eyes of Republican voters to how insidiously the Uniparty in D.C. operates.

Stacey Abrams and Voter Suppression.  Most conservatives are well aware of the Democrat's Alinsky tactic of accusing Republicans of whatever criminal, immoral, or unethical activities they themselves are engaged in.  When Joe Biden was caught pressuring Ukraine to fire the state prosecutor who threatened to expose the Biden family protection racket, they impeached Trump for asking about it, accusing Trump of blackmail.  After declaring for four years that Trump was an "illegitimate president" due to Russia collusion lies that she herself concocted, Hillary Clinton exhorted Joe Biden not to concede the 2020 election "under any circumstances'.  Then when Trump challenged the manifestly rigged results in four battleground states, the Democrats accused Trump of undermining democracy.  To this day, the Democrats January 6th Committee is busy trampling the civil rights of citizens who protested the election results after the Democrats themselves encouraged, justified, and funded many months of riots, arson, looting, and murder under the guise of legitimate protest.  The instances of hypocritical Democrat's use of this cynical tactic have become all too obvious.

'Vegan' Eric Adams won't say if he eats fish, animal products.  Mayor Eric Adams, who has previously claimed to be vegan, bizarrely refused to say on Monday if he eats fish — or if he consumes any other animal products.  Hizzoner brought up his own eating habits at a press conference in Brooklyn following multiple reports he's been spotted out dining on fish at various restaurants — despite repeatedly insisting he follows a "plant-based" diet.  "Does Eric eat fish?  Does he eat a hamburger?  Does he do this?  Does he do that?  You know, I mean, it's just, listen, here's my message:  The more plant-based meals you have, the healthier you are going to be," the mayor said, unprompted.

The Truth About Biden's Fake War With Russia.  Biden tried to be FDR and failed at that.  Now he's settling for playing a senile elderly JFK.  If you watch 5 minutes of CNN or any cable news network, you might believe that we're on the verge of war with Russia.  That's what the same people who claimed that President Trump was working for Putin want you to believe.  Their new war with Russia is as real as Russiagate.  Democrats want to fight Russia to the last Republican.  They aren't about to fight a real war.  Their fake wars with Russia are an attack on Republicans.  Russiagate came after Democrats spent eight years giving Putin everything he wanted as Hillary toted a Reset Button from a swimming pool and Psaki posed in a sickle and hammer hat.  And that was just what we knew about.

Schumer falsely claims Supreme Court 'was all White men' until 1981, ignoring Thurgood Marshall.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer falsely claimed Thursday [2/3/2022] that the Supreme Court was made up of "all White men" until 1981, skipping over the late Justice Thurgood Marshall, who was appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967.  "The president's pledge to name a Black woman to the Supreme Court is historic," Schumer said during floor remarks about President Biden's forthcoming Supreme Court nomination.

There is no such thing as a pregnant man.  Science is under attack.  Human biology, specifically, is under attack.  The attackers are those who falsely claim that men can have babies.  It is a lie — a fiction that must be challenged every time it is mentioned.  No matter how ardently leftists try to propagandize such things, men have never had babies.  They cannot have babies.  They will not ever be able to carry children.  Any claim to the contrary is nothing more than a Frankenstein-esque, scientifically altered concoction.  The truth demands that all such radical, toxic, left-wing indoctrination be rejected and repudiated by whatever means are necessary.  Such propaganda occurred late last week when it was revealed that Apple's latest software update, iOS 15.4, included a "pregnant man" emoji.  Obviously, the powers that be at Apple are trying to normalize such lunacy in the hope that there are enough stupid people willing to be bullied into accepting it.  In turn, this acceptance would (someday) lead to a cultural norm that men can indeed become pregnant — a scientific impossibility.

White House Port Manipulation Hiding Economic and Supply Chain Issues.  We finally have full data to review, and what we see is very disturbing.  Not only was the White House supply chain effort a fraud, but they also manipulated the port system to give a false impression of the U.S. economy. [...] The value of imported goods is a deduction to the U.S. GDP.  If the biggest port in the U.S. holds back their import cargo data, the resulting information cannot be deducted from the GDP.  Missing data gives an artificial outlook for the GDP.  Put another way, the 4th quarter GDP is inflated by the missing deduction.  From the position of the Biden administration, there is a perverse economic motive to keep all those import cargo ships from arriving.  Would the Port of Los Angeles intentionally hold back data in order to help the White House give a false and more optimistic impression of the U.S. economy?  At first blush it might seem a stretch, but then — as if on cue — a few hours after the BEA made the public release, suddenly the Port of Los Angeles released their December data.  In politics timing is never coincidental.

Department of Agriculture issues comical food price inflation report and forecast.  Inflation is the political dynamite that explodes political support for an American president.  People directly experience their standard of living declining every time they buy food and fill up their gas tanks.  When people have to minimize or eliminate beef and other preferred foods from their diet, they experience creeping impoverishment and worry what lies ahead. [...] The average American who can no longer afford hamburgers for the kids, or who finds that those boxes of cornflakes last half as long as they used to, is not fooled.  People detest a decline in their standard of living.  It requires frequent sacrifices.  And after experiencing rises in incomes and rising consumption under Trump, they know who to blame.  No report from the USDA is going to change their minds.

The Big Lie 2024: A Peek Inside the Ruling Elite's Playbook to Kneecap Trump, Purge Military, and Neutralize MAGA.  The American regime is terrified.  They moved heaven and earth to derail Trump's term in office and turn him out after four years.  Now the ruling class faces the very real prospect that, if the 2024 election is remotely fair, he will be swept back into the White House, more powerful than ever before.  That is, if the 2024 election is fair.  America's governing class and its media apparatchiks have repeatedly labeled Trump's complaints about the 2020 election "the Big Lie."  But there is a Bigger Lie afoot, one with a much greater bearing on the future.  The Bigger Lie is this:  That the January 6 Capitol incident was an "attempted coup," and that this coup was launched by a wider pro-Trump "anti-democracy" movement (as opposed to the anti-Trump, anti-democracy movement known as the FBI).  This movement, the Bigger Lies goes, is a "danger to our democracy" and must be hunted down to destruction.  In the name of this Bigger Lie, America's governing class of academics, security staters, elected lawmakers, and media propagandists are preparing to sweep away what remains of America's democratic process.  Their goal:  To render the 2024 election null, with a preordained outcome that poses no danger to the ruling elite's wishes.  And the planning for this revolution is happening right out in public.

Biden Commerce Secretary Claims Joe's 'Leadership' Has Led to 'Greatest Resurgence in an Economy' Ever.  If you think the economy is in terrible shape, energy prices are through the ceiling, the supply chain crisis continues in some areas or for some products, and millions of workers walked away from their jobs in 2021, it's not your fault, America.  And it's not Joe Biden's fault, either.  The real culprit?  COVID-19.  That's right, gang — according to Biden Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, who suggests the perception that the economy is struggling and the reason why people aren't feeling this "very strong" economy right now is all because of the pandemic, as reported by The Right Scoop.

When Will People Finally See the Obvious?  Consider the number of things the Left has been willing to lie to the American people about in recent years.  The short list includes:  COVID, suppressing its origins and effective means of treatment; January 6, 2021, touted as worse than Pearl Harbor and 9/11 combined and jailing Capitol trespassers for over a year without trial dates; Hunter Biden's laptop, immediately and roundly dismissed as "Russian disinformation"; destructive and deadly riots blithely labeled "mostly peaceful protests"; and parents at school board meetings protesting critical race theory viciously defamed and treated as would-be "domestic terrorists."  But between all of these (and so many more) major news stories, Americans en masse have begun to wake up and search for the truth outside what's being spoon-fed (and in some cases shovel-fed) to them by the corporate left-wing media. [...] So why has this leap of faithlessness not jumped over to the obvious facts of the 2020 election?  Those currently in power have a clear track record of covering up the truth on major news stories, but we're somehow supposed to believe what they say about the 2020 election?

Janet Yellen Calls Biden's Economic Record 'A Remarkable Success'.  As the Biden presidency enters its second year, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called the Commander-in-Chief's economic policy a "remarkable success."  During an interview with CNBC, Yellen lauded decreases in the unemployment rate while expressing hope for lower inflation.  "A year ago, if you go back to the challenges that we were facing, and the Federal Reserve was facing, unemployment was extremely high.  We were all worried that we would be facing a situation like we had after 2008, when it took almost a decade to get back to full employment," Yellen said.  "I think it has to be viewed as a remarkable success that the unemployment has fallen the most in a year in American history."

Nancy Pelosi Calls House Dem's the 'Greatest Collection of Intellect and Integrity.  Nancy Pelosi isn't known for her intellect or honesty, but lately she has made even more idiotic statements than usual.  Not only has she declared Joe Biden as one of the greatest presidents and thinks he's doing a fantastic job, she also believes that house Democrats are the greatest collection of intellect and integrity. [...] Pelosi has made over $100 mil engaging in insider trading and selling America's secrets to whoever will foot the bill.  She has robbed Americans of tax dollars by funneling billions to her own district, only for that money to be dispersed to her allies.  Democrats have as much integrity as the criminal who gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar and then plays the victim.  [Video clip]

White House Appears To Cut Out Remarks From Fox News Reporter In Official Transcript Of Press Briefing.  The White House appeared to cut out remarks made by a reporter during Friday's press briefing from the administration's official transcript of the event.  The exchange in question happened between Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.  Doocy asked Psaki about remarks that Biden made where he compared opponents of his voting rights agenda to segregationists.

Ted Lieu Can't Fly to DC Due to 'Ongoing Health Emergency' But Just Vacationed in Bermuda and Hawaii, Attended NFL Game.  Hypocrisy is something we expect from progressive Democrats, but their hypocrisy has been more fully on display during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic — as well as their insistence on demanding that we all follow unscientific and inconsistent "public health" regulations.  So it is with Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Lyin), who recently took a cruise to Bermuda with his entire family — including his elderly parents — and then vacationed in Hawaii, despite the deepening "crisis" with the Omicron variant, and who happily posed for a photograph with his wife and brother at an NFL game (maskless, despite the fact that no one was eating or drinking at the time the photo was taken). Yet this week he claimed he was unable to make it to Washington DC to do the job his constituents elected him to do because of the "ongoing health emergency."

'Preposterous' doesn't cut it anymore.  I rarely used the word "preposterous" until about two years ago.  It was so powerful a word that it was rarely I saved it for those special occasions.  Now, however, I find myself using it many times a day. [...] In the manner of "stagflation," which was widely thought to be impossible until Jimmy Carter proved us all wrong, we now have people skeptical and cynical about demonstrably factual things while being utterly gullible with regard to what the Democrat-Media Complex throws at them:  Trump is a Russian plant.  The Hunter Biden laptop kerfuffle was a Russian disinformation campaign.  China is our friend.  The coronavirus couldn't have come from the Wuhan lab.  Man-caused global warming will lead to the planet's destruction in 10 [to] 12 years.  Russia interfered in the 2016 election, throwing it to Trump, but the 2020 election was the cleanest ever!  Any assertions otherwise are part of The Big Lie.  January 6 was Trump's fault and was worse than 9/11 and Pearl Harbor!  It was an all-out insurrection!  Anyone who says otherwise is guilty of... The Big Lie, um, Part II.  But the months-long BLM and Antifa-led riots in many American cities were "mostly peaceful!"  Trump called neo-Nazis "fine people"!  Rittenhouse is a crazed murderer!  Sadly, an SUV ran over some people at a Christmas parade in Waukesha.  Our leaders and experts had to impose lockdowns, mask mandates, vaccine mandates, etc., to keep us all safe!  All we need is two weeks to flatten the curve!  I mean two, maybe three years.  Just get the jab, and you'll be fine.  As long as you get the next jab.

Saul Alinsky 101: So-called insurrection is clear cover for political persecution.  In his 1971 work, Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky wrote, "All issues must be polarized ... One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other."  By making opponents devils, followers of radical manipulators need not even consider an issue's merits.  They follow party dogma to avoid empowering the evil ones.  Information control is essential to convince a large proportion of the public that a lie is true.  Legacy and social media partner with Democrats by lying to and hiding the truth from their audiences.  A scan regarding any issue important to Democrats reveals complete lockstep representation in legacy outlets and on social-media platforms.  Without media partners, the Biden regime could not have achieved power; the truth stands in the way of the Biden agenda.

Jan. 6: Seven Democrat Lies.  It was hardly a surprise that the Democrats shamelessly exploited the first anniversary of last January's Capitol riot to resuscitate their stalled political agenda.  Nor was it difficult to predict that various news outlets would attempt to bolster their sagging ratings with sensationalized coverage of the mayhem that occurred that afternoon.  Nonetheless, the mendacity that permeated the speeches of the politicians and the coverage of the media was truly startling even by Beltway standards.  It is impossible to debunk every lie that was told yesterday in a single article, but here are the most egregious falsehoods:  Lie # 1:  The events of Jan. 6, 2021, constituted an armed insurrection.  President Joe Biden repeated this nonsense shortly after 9 a.m. yesterday during his remarks about the riot:  "This wasn't a group of tourists.  This was an armed insurrection." [...] Lie # 2:  President Donald Trump purposely incited the alleged insurrection.  Biden also leveled this preposterous charge at his predecessor during his Thursday morning remarks, saying the former president had "rallied the mob to attack."

Progressives Finally Realize That Covid Is Not a 'Moral Failing'.  Earlier this week, CNN's Chris Cillizza lamented that, throughout the pandemic, "Societally we unknowingly turned having Covid into some sort of judgment on your character."  To remedy this, Cillizza suggested, "We need to recognize that getting Covid isn't a moral failing!  It's a super infectious disease that you can protect against, sure, but can't guarantee you won't get it."  "Unknowingly"?  "We need to recognize"?  "Societally"?  Does Chris Cillizza live in a sensory-deprivation tank?  There has been nothing "unknowing" about the implication that catching Covid is evidence of a "moral failing."  It has been the core of the progressive response to the disease.  We see it every time that someone who disagrees with the maximalist approach to lockdowns, restrictions, or mandates is labeled a "Covidiot."  We see it every time the governor of Florida is described stupidly as "DeathSantis," or the governor of Texas is accused of belonging to a "death cult," or any politician or writer with a different risk calculus than Anthony Fauci is charged with wanting "to kill grandma."

The Big Lie and the Elastic Truth:  How to Invent a Coup.  Essentially, words are expected to mean whatever Democrats and their media enablers want them to mean.  This has been most evident in the war against Donald Trump since the 2020 election, but it was certainly in play earlier.  For example, saying that Donald Trump is a "racist" meant he supports border security.  Saying Donald Trump is a Russian "colluder" meant that Hillary Clinton had paid a British spy to manufacture a phony dossier implicating Trump.  But the campaign to destroy Trump really lifted into the stratosphere after the Nov. 3 election.  When they called his claim that the election was stolen "the Big Lie," what they meant was they don't agree with him.  When they said he made his claims "without evidence," they meant "without evidence that they agree with" or that they would even look at.  Then — after the Jan. 6 House select committee voted to hold Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress — they pivoted and announced that the Big Lie was now "the Big Coup."

Get Yer New Year Prophecy Here!  As we all know, Heaven on Earth never shows up as promised.  Not after the French Revolution, not after the Bolshevik Revolution, not after FDR, or LBJ, or Obama the Lightbringer.  So it's all the fault of the white oppressors and the racist-sexist-homophobes.  Do you see the point?  Our liberal and lefty friends cannot believe — and I mean this in the sense of cannot even conceive — that their Sacred Beliefs are, shall we say, primitive throwbacks to the good old days of tribal chiefs and shamans.  And when the world isn't working out according to their Sacred Narrative it must be the world's fault, not theirs.

What You Must Believe as an American in 2021.  As far as I can tell, this is what we are now supposed to believe as Americans, in this first year of the Glorious Deep State's Blessed and Eternal Reign:  Our country is so irredeemably racist that people of all races keep sneaking into the United States at breakneck speeds.  Our military is so well prepared for future threats from China and Russia that it can dedicate its resources to spreading transgenderism through its ranks, pontificating about "white rage" at book clubs, firing servicemembers for not "vaxxing up," and challenging "climate change" to bouts of fisticuffs.  Our border is so secure that we have time to worry about Ukraine's.  China is so worrisome a global adversary that our political and business "elites" continue to transfer American wealth and manufacturing capabilities to its shores.  Russia is so much of a geopolitical foe that our government's weather warriors have chosen to kill America's domestic energy production and increase Russia's leverage over the world's supply of oil and natural gas.

Orwell was Right: Control the Language, Control the World.  Of all the elements of today's "New Normal," the most ominous is the "reform" that effectively changed the meanings of previously accepted words or terms.  The following glossary illustrates how changes to our vocabulary played a central role in making the world a more dangerous and frightening place.
New Normal — "Normal" is something that has long been the norm and is accepted as the norm.  The key point is that the "old" normal no longer applies.  This change in thinking provided authority figures the license to enact reforms that would not have been widely accepted in the past. [...]
Vaccine — Previously a vaccine was an injection that provided "immunity" or prevented diseases, as well as the spread of diseases.  Today, at least as it involves the COVID "vaccines," vaccines simply (and allegedly) reduce the probability someone will develop a severe case of this disease or die from this disease.
Safe — An activity that is not dangerous or does not cause harm.  According to public health officials and almost all doctors, COVID vaccines are "safe and effective."  According to VAERS, approximately one million Americans believe they have suffered adverse medical reactions to COVID vaccines, with approximately 20,000 deaths possibly caused by the vaccines.  Several studies have concluded that VAERS captures only a small fraction of such adverse events.
Effective — Certainly today "effective" does not mean COVID vaccines prevent infection or virus spread.  In many heavily vaccinated countries, the vaccinated comprise a greater percentage of new COVID cases than the unvaccinated.
Harm — Something that injures, perhaps even kills, or causes someone pain or discomfort.  The key change here is that "harm" can now be caused by speech.

Biden and Democrats resort to blaming business greed for inflation.  Democrats are increasingly blaming producers of goods for high prices as rising inflation drags down President Joe Biden's approval ratings and threatens the party's prospects.  For most of this year, the messaging from the Left has been that high inflation, rather than being attributable to government spending or monetary policy, is merely a temporary phenomenon that will start decreasing.  That notion has not turned out to be correct, and inflation clocked in at a 39-year high this month.  Now, some Democrats are pointing their fingers at big business and corporate greed.

Did You Catch Why the White House Thinks Meat Prices Are Up?  Speaking to reporters at the White House Tuesday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki diverted blame for an exponential increase in meat prices from President Joe Biden's polices to "corporate greed."  "I think that the President thinks the way people across the country, American families, digest inflation is by price increases.  And if you look at industry to industry, it's a little different," Psaki said.  "So, for example, the President, the Secretary of Agriculture have both spoken to what we've seen as the greed of meat conglomerates.  That is an area, one where people go to the grocery store and they're trying to buy a pound of meat, two pounds of meat, 10 pounds of meat, it is the prices are higher."  "That is, in his view and the view of our Secretary of Agriculture, because of, you could call it corporate greed," she continued.

The White House's Desperation on the Economy Devolves Into Complete Absurdity.  Objectively, the news on the economy over the last few weeks has not been encouraging.  November's jobs report showed a miss of over 50%.  Then yesterday's inflation numbers dropped like a thermonuclear weapon on the White House's narrative.  After a week of colluding with the media and waging a PR war to try to convince people the economy is actually great, inflation was revealed to be 6.8%, the highest in 39 years.  Naturally, the polling has shown significant disapproval with the situation, whether we are talking about Joe Biden personally or the right-track/wrong-track numbers.  Yet, instead of resetting their messaging, the White House has instead decided who's really at fault here:  You.  Yes, according to Jen Psaki, your concerns over the current economic malaise are not based in reality, but are, in fact, a condition of psychosis due to COVID-19.

Democrats don't care about inflation, the poor, the middle class, women, or science.  They care about raw power.  As their poll numbers drop and inflation becomes more of an issue, Democrats are pretending they care and suddenly have a solution.  They want more immigrants to fill jobs at lower wages in the "informal economy."  Of course, Democrats have always wanted more immigrants, whatever the inflation rate is, so this is just a new, worthless talking point.  If more immigrants solved the inflation problem, wouldn't Biden's open borders and the sanctuary cities and states not enforcing the laws have solved the problem?

Chicago Mayor blatantly lies about crime in her city.  Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot held a press conference yesterday in the Windy City.  Setting the stage for the current topic of discussion, she announced that Chicago Police Officers should expect to have some of their days off canceled in the coming days and weeks.  One reporter asked her to comment on the fact that the number of murders in Chicago is about to pass 800, a level not seen in a generation.  And there are still more than three weeks left to go in 2021.  The Mayor's response left a lot of people rolling their eyes.  After initially admitting that the city was facing "challenging times," she went on to claim that the rates of all other crimes (presumably besides murder) are "at 25-year lows."  As CWB Chicago was quick to point out, that statement is indisputably not true.

The Biden-Buttigieg Pitch:  It's All Free!  Many Americans are concerned about the Democrats' orgy of spending, fearing particularly that pumping so much extra money into the economy will feed the inflation that has become the public's greatest economic concern of the moment.  So Biden came up with an argument that essentially said no one should worry because it will all be free.  "My Build Back Better agenda costs zero dollars," the president tweeted on Sept. 25.  White House chief of staff Ron Klain said, "The net cost of Build Back Better is zero." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi added, "The dollar amount, as the president said, is zero."  It was all preposterous, of course.  Two trillion dollars does not just appear out of nowhere.

Do store owners prefer to be looted by whites?  According to some creative minds in media and academia, there's a new politically correct term for looting.  Those who believe in the magical power of linguistic reform have decided that looting is a racist term.  Therefore, if must be euphemistically transformed in order to be non-offensive to those who smash storefront windows and doors, run through retail establishments, and steal everything in sight.  Lorenzo Boyd, a criminal justice professor at the University of New Haven, said:  "Looting is a term that we typically use when people of color or urban dwellers are doing something.  We tend not to use that term for other people when they do the exact same thing." [...] The City by the Bay has been the scene of several rapacious lootings, with businesses losses numbering in six figures.  Yet the best they can get from law enforcement is an argument over the racial connotation in the use of words.  When one police chief called it "looting," he was quickly chastised by some in the media and others in the constabulary.  Sergeant Christian Camarillo, a San Jose police spokesman, said it should not be called looting because it's an organized robbery.  I feel certain that those store owners felt relieved when they realized they had been robbed rather than looted.

The Biggest Liar in Congress.  There's a lot of competition for the title of "the biggest liar in Congress," as you might imagine, but there's really only one winner.  It's not Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, or any other member of the Goon Squad — they are dumb and oftentimes lie, but their general stupidity tends to be the driving force behind them.  On the other hand, Adam Schiff knows what he's doing and does it deliberately, freely, and without concern for anyone finding out the facts are to the contrary of what he's saying.

Colorado to Drop The Term 'Sex Offender,' Says It's a 'Negative' Label.  [Scroll down]  The reasoning — and I use that term very loosely — behind these changes to millennia of accepted language is that it's not humans who are flawed and sometimes perverted or dangerous.  It is the labels we put on those humans that drives them to do wrong or drives them to feel bad or sad or depressed.  If only we could offer them more understanding, more acceptance, we could completely eliminate suicide, crime, and illegal behaviors that plague society.  The only reason terrorists want to kill people is because they are driven to extremes by people calling them mean things, or being mean about their religion or ethnicity or traditions.  So, Islam is the religion of peace.  Wash, rinse, repeat.  In the latest clueless attempt to reform human nature, The Colorado Sex Offender Management Board has voted to replace the term "sex offender" when referencing the criminals they deal with who have been convicted of sex offenses.

Knucklehead Of The Week:  Cori Bush Has A Vivid Imagination.  This week's top knucklehead hails from the great State of Missouri and is the most recent addition to that lovable group of clowns known as 'The Squad.'  Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) made a startling claim this week by asserting, "When we marched in Ferguson, white supremacists would hide behind a hill near where Michael Brown Jr. was murdered and shoot at us.  They never faced consequences." [...] Unsurprisingly, this latest silliness from Rep. Bush came within the larger debate over the recently concluded Kyle Rittenhouse trial, in which Mr. Rittenhouse was rightfully acquitted on all charges.  On Monday, as the attorneys made their closing arguments in the case, Bush made her outlandish claim on Twitter and she quickly caught flak from all directions:  left, right, and center.  The reason for the backlash was clear:  everyone knows Bush was lying.

White House Now Blaming Unvaccinated Children for High Inflation.  Somewhere in the upper northeast there must be an economic school or think-tank where leftist graduate students are taught how to verbalize cognitive dissonance using the same 300 words and emojis in a sequential pattern.  Two of the most visible alma maters' of this school are Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and a fellow named Brian Deese, who is now the White House National Economic Council director.  In his latest exhibition of post-graduate cognitive dissonance, [...] the primary architect of the JoeBama economic program, appears on NBC to proclaim that massive U.S. inflation is somehow connected to the fact that 5 to 11-year-old children are not yet vaccinated.  Once the children are vaccinated, some unknown and difficult to explain metamorphosis will take place amid the American workforce allowing the U.S. economy to stop inflation.

Why The Left Always Projects.  [Scroll down]  Remember, it was Team Hillary, after the 2016 election, that rounded up celebrities to cut commercials urging the electors not to honor their states' popular votes.  Then we went to the surrogate Jill Stein's lawsuits challenging voting machine counting.  And finally, during the transition and Trump presidency, Hillary bragged of the new maquis "Resistance" that spread her fake Steele-Clinton dossier throughout the State Department, FBI, CIA, and Justice Department.  There is a slight chance that John Durham may eventually work his way up to this largely illegal effort — from Hillary's minions to those in her inner circle.  As far as the charge of Russian collusion itself, both the Left and Hillary, Inc. always knew that in comparison to their own Clinton and Obama years (e.g., the red plastic reset button, the prohibition of offensive weapons sales to Ukraine, the anti-drilling agenda in the United States, the snoring while Putin gobbled up Crimea and eastern Ukraine, and the "tell Vladimir to wait till after the election" hot mic Obama moment), the Left had for years insidiously appeased Putin.

Absolutely INSANE levels of lying, misinformation, and dishonesty from the Biden administration.  [Thread reader]  Since the corporate media has no real interest in pointing it out, here's a list:  Let's start with the lie that Biden wouldn't call for a federal vaxx mandate[.]  Then President Elect Biden said in December of 2020 "No — I don't think it should be mandatory.  I wouldn't demand it to be mandatory[.]"  We all saw how that turned out[.]  Going back to COVID response, we're also being sold a load of garbage over Biden's vaccine mandate:  To begin, while this mandate makes no consideration for natural immunity, a recent CDC admission points how effective it actually is vs a vaccine:  [Tweet]  Case in point, first we were told:  "You're not going to — you're not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations."  Now we're being told that people have to get vaccinated to protect the already-vaccinated.  And yet, while there's a new push to vaccinate 5-11 year old kids (including Big Bird), there's very little discussion on the myocarditis risks.  [Tweet]  Then there was the massive whirlwind of lies about Ivermectin not being meant for human consumption.  Never mind that it received a nobel prize in 2015 for its applications in treating human disease.  Next, gain of function Fauci called Senator Paul a liar and said that they NIH did not fund dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Lab:  We now know that to be false.  But that's not all of the good doctor's dishonesty.  Here's a reminder on how Fauci went back and forth on masks, changing his advice to fit the political narrative of the moment.  This is CLEARLY not about science or your health.  It's about compliance.  [Tweet]

Those Who Claim Men Are Women Are Brazen Liars Devoid of Moral Integrity.  On October 19 of this year, a truly historic event took place.  On that day Dr. Rachel Levine was sworn by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy as a four-star admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.  This is how the occasion was reported by the Huffington Post:  "Levine was appointed to full admiral on Tuesday while sworn in as the first-ever female four-star admiral to oversee the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps."  Levine's appointment set off a salvo of celebratory articles.  From CNN to Forbes mainstream media outlets across the land effused about what a great milestone Levine's appointment represented for American women.  There was only one problem with all this.  Rachel Levine is a not a woman.  Levine is a man.  Born Richard Levine, he has lived most of his life as a man.  His male credentials include a twenty-five-year marriage to a biological female by whom he fathered two children.  That Levine is a man there can be no doubt.  Every cell in his body testifies to this incontrovertible fact by containing the male XY chromosomal combination in the nuclear DNA.  But no DNA analysis is necessary to know the truth.  That Levine is a man is obvious to everyone who takes a good look at his pictures.

White House:  Rising Gas Prices Proves Government Should Spend More on Green Energy.  The White House on Friday said that rising gas prices proved that the federal government should spend more on green energy.  "The rise in gas prices over the long term makes an even stronger case for doubling down our investment and our focus on clean energy options," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during the daily briefing.  Psaki acknowledged that the White House had suspended oil and gas leases on federal lands, but clarified that existing leases were still able to produce.  She blamed market fluctuations driven by OPEC for rising gas prices and repeated that the Biden administration would continue monitoring any cases of possible price gouging by energy companies.

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The federal government has no money of its own to spend on anything.  When someone says the government should spend more on their pet project, they're playing with someone else's money.

Transgenderism's assault on basic truth.  Recently, Dr. "Rachel" Levine made history by becoming the first "trans-woman" (man who calls himself a woman) to be appointed to the rank of four-star admiral for the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.  While many members on the left find this to be cause for great celebration, in truth, hardly anything could be more detrimental to America's armed forces.  This event, if only largely nominal, signifies nothing less than a direct assault on the most precious thing holding our military, our government, and our entire social world together:  truth.

Radical Congresswoman Post Lies About Kyle Rittenhouse On Social Media And They Do Nothing But Ban Regular People For Saying He Was Innocent.  There is a concerted propaganda campaign underway to condemn Kyle Rittenhouse as a white supremacist and domestic terrorist.  There is no evidence for any such thing.  In fact, the testimony produced this week in Rittenhouse's trial suggests these characterizations are just plain false.  That hasn't stopped Democratic politicians and various celebrities from making the claim.

How did we get here?  Can this mess be fixed?  Today's polarization, some say, can be solved by compromise.  Beware of solutions that are worse than the problem.  We have reached our woke relativistic condition precisely thanks to compromise.  It's a compromise only if something is surrendered.  When a person who holds a truthful belief compromises with someone who believes a lie, the result is a truth-believer agreeing to recognize partial truth.  The more compromises, the farther one moves away from truth.  This is how truth has been progressively undermined in our land, leading to the approval of baby-murder by the child's own mother in the place the kid should be most safe, and a political "leader" who dictates what people must do "for their own good," whether they want to or not.

Who Eventually Won the Cold War?  Did the lead medical authority on America's COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci, deny under oath the fact that he routed U.S. aid money, through a third party, to the ground-zero Wuhan virology lab to enhance gain-of-function viral research?  Did Attorney General Merrick Garland sic the FBI on parents complaining about critical race theory — on the concocted accusation from a school board group, in part cooked up with White House staffer help, that the parents were likely "domestic terrorists"?  Did we really spend 22 months and $40 million chasing the "Russian collusion" hoax, a myth ginned up by the left-wing media and its enablers in the FBI and CIA?  Does the public really believe our current ministry of information that the "border is closed"?  Or that high gas prices are good?  Or that empty shelves reflect strong demand and will result in a more mature public no longer needing to buy superfluous goods?  Or that spiraling inflation is proof of a strong economy?  Or that the road to the Kabul airport was open to anyone with a U.S. passport who wished to leave?  Or that the accidental U.S. drone killing of a family in Kabul was a "righteous strike"?

The deadly word games that brought us 'Gain of Function'.  Washington, D.C. is the biggest home of lies and word games in the known cosmos.  In D.C., a seven-trillion-dollar punch in your wallet costs you absolutely nothing, according to the president of the United States himself.  In Washington, D.C. a fat, aging hippie man becomes the first "female" four-star admiral of the United States, and nobody is allowed to laugh.  In fairytale D.C., a tricked out flu virus is the biggest, scariest pandemic since the Black Death, and they will cancel you if you deny it.  In Washington, D.C., Dr. Fauci is a hometown hero, because he is the slickest liar of them all, ever since he rocketed to fame on the tail of the AIDS disaster.

The gaslighting of America.  When we look at videos showing thousands of migrants coming across our southern border with impunity, while Biden and his cohorts tell us they have the situation under control, we're being gaslighted.  When thousands of Americans and Afghan allies are abandoned to be tortured and killed by Taliban terrorists, while Biden's press secretary, Jen Psaki, tells us the war ended successfully, we're being told not to believe what we're seeing.  President Trump made our country energy independent, only to have his success overturned by Biden on day one of Biden's presidency.  That forced our country to once again be dependent on foreign oil.  Biden said his action would help protect the environment.  We scratch our heads and wonder how it makes sense to ship millions of barrels of oil on cargo ships from thousands of miles away, only to be used the same way it was used when it was processed here.  Does foreign oil have less environmental effect than American oil?

AG Garland Says He's "Not Aware" Zuckerberg Poured Over $400 Million to Interfere in the 2020 Presidential Election and Takeover Polling Places.  US Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday [10/21/2021] testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the Justice Department's mission and policies.  Prior to the 2020 election, Zuckerburg dumped over $400 million to hijack the elections nationwide.  Arizona received nearly $3 million Zuckerbucks to run their election and Georgia received nearly $5.6 million Zuckerbucks.  Garland defended the 2020 election and even threatened states who thought about auditing their elections.  Garland's wife is an election specialist with connections to non-profits attempting to prevent any election audits of the 2020 Presidential Election and Ms. Garland co-wrote an article with the Brennan Center and Verified Voting.  She knows all about the nonprofits, CTCL, and Mark Zuckerburg's generous "donation".

The Editor says...
These are the same people who want to keep track of your bank transactions over $600.  Do you really think the Attorney General is unaware of the way Mr. Zuckerburg spends his money?

What happened during the 2020 election must be investigated and discussed.  [Scroll down]  By 2017, one out of three Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives boycotted Trump's inauguration.  Many said they refused to take part in the installation of an "illegitimate" president.  The corporate media didn't condemn leading Democrats' refusal to accept the results of the 2016 election.  In fact, the media amplified the most speculative claims of how Trump and Russia had colluded to steal the election from Clinton.  They dutifully regurgitated inaccurate leaks from corrupt intelligence officials suggesting Trump and his staff had committed treason.  They ran stories arguing that Republicans who didn't support their conspiracy theory were insufficiently loyal to the country or somehow compromised themselves.  It was all nonsense.  Even Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who ran a multi-year and multi-million-dollar government investigation into claims that Trump personally colluded with Russian president Vladimir Putin to steal the election from Clinton, found no evidence to support the fevered accusations.

And Jews Will Still Vote Democrat.  There is almost nothing Democrats can do to damage America, or Israel, that would change most American Jews' political leanings.  The latest example took place just last week.  A college student speaking to the vice president of the United States, a Democrat, condemned America for supporting Israel, and charged Israel with committing "ethnic genocide" against Palestinians.  Harris's response?  "Your voice, your perspective, your experience, your truth cannot be suppressed, and it must be heard."  It was indeed the student's truth — which means it was a lie.  "Your truth" always means "a lie."  When a person says something that is true, people don't say, "that is your truth."  They say, "that's true."  And indeed, what the girl said to the vice president was a complete lie.

Pathetic: White House Dubs "We Love Joe!" Chant in Video of Congressional Ballgame Appearance to Make Biden Seem Popular.  In an apparent effort to counter the nationwide trend of "F*** Joe Biden!" chants at sporting events around the nation, the White House released a video Sunday morning of Joe Biden's visit to the Congressional baseball game in Washington, D.C. last Wednesday night that opens with overdubbed girlish voices chanting "We love Joe!" as Biden entered Nationals Park.  In contrast to the thunderous "We love Trump!" chants by thousands of supporters at President Trump's rallies, the Biden cheers sound like a handful of female White House staffers recorded in a studio.  Hear for yourself.  [Tweet with video clip]

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ACLU Cracks Under Pressure After Outrage Over Altered Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quote.  To quickly recap, Republicans and even some Democrats ripped the organization to shreds for posting a revised quote from the former Supreme Court associate justice and feminist icon on the one year anniversary of her death, a quote that was specifically about an issue that directly relates to women (abortion).  As of this writing, the tweet is still up.  Here's how the ACLU changed a dead woman's words to make them sound more gender-neutral, erasing women in the process:  [New quote and original quote omitted for brevity.]  Whether or not one believes abortion should be legal, those were her words.  The bigger issue was that women were removed from her quote, which was ironic on so many levels.

White House whoppers.  Joe Biden winning the presidency may turn out very badly for the Democratic Party because success obscures problems that need fixing.  If we're winning, it's working, the thinking goes, so there can't be much wrong with what we're doing.  This is delusional.  Making Donald Trump a one-term president seems to have ended any real effort by Democrats to stop treating ordinary people as ignorant plebs.  This is unwise if you want their votes and will probably come back and bite the party as election cycles roll on.  Hillary Clinton's 2016 comment that those who wouldn't vote for her were "deplorables" expressed the Dems' contempt for the interests, concerns, pursuits, and intelligence of people not part of the opinion-forming elite.  The same contempt is glaringly clear in the administration's daily denial of obvious truths, many of which are on video played on TV while Dems are spinning at full throttle.  They seem to think lumpen proles can be persuaded by flat denials to disbelieve what they see with their lying eyes.  Recent falsehoods are jaw-dropping.

Biden exposes his dementia to the world.  Biden cannot function without either a teleprompter or pre-printed cheat sheets, which tell him how to meet and greet his peers.  As Andrea Widburg noted, Biden cannot even so much as say "hello" to Boris Johnson without reading it first from his cheat sheet. [...] Biden made an incredible claim about climate change.  ["] ... And dealing with the gravest threat to humanity we've ever seen which is the whole climate crisis we're gonna we're un we're undergoing that can only be met with global solutions ... ["]  The remark is so stupid that it is actually obscene.  "Climate change," supposedly a greater threat than Nazism.  Or Genghis Khan.  Or the Black Death of 1350, which killed off half the world.  The climate crisis of 536-540 when a volcanic eruption in the East Indies caused a global nuclear winter with mass famine and disease, that's not sufficient for what Biden claims now, either.

A Ruling Class with Blood on Its Hands.  Allow me to suggest three cheat codes for separating truth from propaganda in the Age of Mass Media Manipulation:
  (1) Whatever is censored is true.
  (2) Refusal to audit elections is proof that vote totals are unverifiable and fraudulent.
  (3) Any president who inexplicably disappears for days at a time and admits that he is "not allowed" to answer questions from the press is not actually president.
If you put (1), (2), and (3) together, you get an incompetent and schizophrenic government incapable of protecting its armed forces overseas, securing its borders at home, preventing runaway inflation from destroying the economy, or acting in the best interest of the American people.  What you get is a dazed and addled puppet pretending to be commander-in-chief while unelected and unaccountable shadow figures call the shots.  What you get is a praetorian press that has no problem lying about the fake president's obvious dementia by framing his mental handicaps as nothing more than a "childhood stutter."

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Barack H. Obama used to stutter all the time when making speeches, and the press made excuses for him, too.

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Ben Rhodes' Book Proves Obama Officials' Lies, and His Own, About Edward Snowden and Russia.  Ever since Edward Snowden received asylum from Russia in 2013, Obama officials have repeatedly maligned his motives and patriotism by citing his "choice" to take up residence there.  It has long been clear that this narrative was a lie:  Snowden, after meeting with journalists in Hong Kong, intended only to transit through Moscow and then Havana on his way to seek asylum in Latin America.  He was purposely prevented from leaving Russia — trapped in the Moscow airport — by the very Obama officials who then cynically weaponized his presence there to imply he was a civil-liberties hypocrite for "choosing" to live in such a repressive country or, even worse, a Kremlin agent or Russian spy.  But now we have absolute, definitive proof that Snowden never intended to stay in Russia but was deliberately prevented from leaving by the same Obama officials who exploited the predicament which they created.  The proof was supplied unintentionally in the memoir of one of Obama's senior national security advisers, Ben Rhodes, entitled The World as It Is:  A Memoir of the Obama White House.  It is hard to overstate how dispositively Rhodes' own book proves that Obama officials generally, and Rhodes specifically, lied blatantly and cavalierly to the public about what happened:  a level of sustained and conscious lying that can be explained only by sociopathy.

Has there ever been a President as cold-hearted as Joe Biden?  Every sentient American surely knows by now about Biden's plagiarism, his pathological lying about everything from his law school record to his fabricated exploits around the world.  Everyone surely knows by now of Hunter Biden's depravity, all of which China has proof of (as did the FBI in December of 2019).  Just as the truth about the covid vaccines is strictly suppressed, so was the depth and breadth of the Biden family's corruption.  The media, print and electronic, deranged by their irrational hatred of Donald Trump, covered up the truth about the Biden family's unscrupulousness.  We have the media and their big tech partners in crime to blame for the calamitous failures of this illegitimately installed president.  We will suffer the reverberations of his open borders, energy regression, inflation, and the horrors unfolding in Afghanistan for decades to come.

Reporter Asks Psaki How People Can Trust Administration On Afghanistan If They're Hiding White House Dog's Biting Spree.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked Friday how Americans can "have faith" in President Joe Biden's administration regarding Afghanistan when it shielded the number of dog-biting incidents.  According to the emails obtained by Judicial Watch, Major was reportedly involved in 8 different biting incidents.  "We expect honest information even for minor stories," the reporter said.  "And if we can't get honest information about minor stories, why should we have faith in the administration's account for larger issues like Afghanistan?" he asked.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Tells Bald-Faced Lie About Trump.  In a rather bizarre attempt to deflect criticism of President Joe Biden's inept handling of the withdrawal effort in Afghanistan, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan lied about former President Trump's dealings with Afghan allies.  During a Monday [8/23/2021] press briefing, Sullivan deceptively claimed the previous administration did not process any Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) for Afghans who assisted the U.S. military since March 2020.  During the conference, Sullivan said:  ["]When we took office in January, the Trump administration had not processed a single Special Immigrant Visa since March of 2020 — in nearly a year.["]  But apparently, the national security advisor was banking on the chance that people wouldn't dig further into the matter because this statement is total fiction.

'The definition of gaslighting': As chaos unfolds at Kabul airport, Biden team projects calm.  Tens of thousands of Afghans awaiting U.S. visas and thousands of American citizens are still stuck in Kabul, unable to find safe passage through frantic crowds, Taliban checkpoints and Afghan guards stationed outside the airport.  Gunfire erupted outside of the north gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport on Monday, killing a number of Afghan security forces.  American officials have repeatedly had to close the gates for extended periods, leading guards to turn away even U.S. passport holders.

Psaki Claims Biden's Afghanistan Crisis Is 'A Success,' Appears To Admit Admin Expects Some Will Be Left Behind.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was grilled during Tuesday's [8/24/2021] press briefing over the administration's disaster in Afghanistan.  Psaki said that completion of the operation to evacuate U.S. citizens depended "on continued coordination with the Taliban," adding that Biden has requested contingency plans from the Pentagon.  She later added that the evacuations would stop before the August 31 deadline so there was time to get U.S. forces out of the country.  Psaki did not know whether the deadline was at midnight on August 30 or 31 and whether it was U.S. time or Afghanistan time.  When asked about at least one example of a person who was fleeing Afghanistan that had ties to ISIS, Psaki claimed that the administration had a "stringent vetting process, which includes background checks."

Is There Any Job That's Worse Than Working For Joe Biden's Communications Team?  There may not be any job worse than working for President Joe Biden's communications team. [...] Biden's communications staffers are presented almost daily with the near-Herculean task of cleaning up whatever the president said last; [...] For example, White House communications director Kate Bedingfield spent most of Friday morning trying to explain why Biden had taken a vacation while Afghanistan proverbially burned.  He returned to the White House only to scold Republican governors for not forcing children to wear face masks in school and refused to take a single question on the chaos in Kabul.  In the wake of all that, Bedingfield argued that Biden "never shied away from taking questions," prompting an understandably bewildered look from "Morning Joe" co-host Willie Geist.

Untruths and consequences.  To any sane person, it appears our elites and their media sycophants are engaging in an unprecedented preposterous statement tournament.  They must get up every day, snicker once or twice, and try to think of the most ridiculous, least verifiable piece of ludicrous prevarication they can attempt to pass off as truth.  And why shouldn't they?  A significant percentage of Americans seem willing to believe anything at all.  So, President Biden says there are no Americans trapped in Kabul.  Alright, now tell us the one about the three bears.  His Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, says we need to get the military out of Afghanistan first, so we don't risk anyone getting hurt.  Yes, forget about the thousands of American civilians trapped in Kabul.  Ignore the pictures of mothers throwing their babies over fences.  Um, Jen, we send our troops to places specifically to confront danger and instability... and often to fight the bad guys.  That's why, unlike civilians, they are armed to the teeth and wear body armor.  That's why they have attack helicopters, A-10 Warthogs, missiles, rocket launchers, grenades, and submachine guns.  Or used to, before the Biden administration decided to donate them to the Taliban.

Biden Sycophants Claim the Kabul Catastrophe Will Make Biden and America Stronger.  Afghanistan is on the cusp of morphing from a mere national humiliation that will constrain US foreign policy for the next generation into a military catastrophe that could compare to the fate of the British Army during its 1842 retreat from Afghanistan if we continue on our current course.  Despite the abject and total failure of every component of the US government to carry out its mission, and more than ample evidence to demonstrate that our elites and government are incompetent beyond belief, a campaign is now starting to gaslight us into believing that this is a stroke of genius by the Dementia Popsicle in the White House.  Yes, those voices are saying there are a few glitches in the evacuation (like the 10,000 or so Americans who may be left behind in Kabul, once the deadline for US withdrawal passes on August 31), but the resolve and vision of President (so-called) Joe Biden are just what the nation needs.

Biden lies through his teeth, fails to fess up to Afghanistan shambles for third time.  President Joe Biden still won't apologize for the complete chaos he's triggered in Afghanistan as tens of thousands of American and allied lives remain at risk.  Despite his claims to the contrary, his pullout has been an utter disaster, and America's standing has suffered.  His televised speech Friday [8/20/2021] was once again an exercise in delusion, misdirection — and flat-out lying.  In his remarks, for instance, the president declared:  "I have seen no question of our credibility from our allies around the world."  He then looked back at his court jesters, a masked Secretary of State Antony Blinken and clueless Vice President Kamala Harris, as if he really believed what he was saying.  "Matter of fact, the exact opposite I've got."  Does he think Americans are really that gullible?

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New Evidence of Something Really Wrong with Biden's Camp David Photos — Not Just the Clocks.  The White House on Sunday morning [8/15/2021] posted a photo of Joe Biden at Camp David, where he was vacationing when the news hit that Afghanistan was falling into the hands of the Taliban. [...] Maybe there's a perfectly good explanation for why the Camp David clocks are set to the way they would be in February.  Just like there's a reason why Biden got a bald spot, grew hair back, and then balded again — all in one weekend.  There's a better explanation:  President Biden was indisposed this weekend as Afghanistan fell to the Taliban and a White House staffer posted the unreleased Camp David photos that were on hand from February.  Of course, this must seem to be an 'impossibility' for a mainstream news media that often fails to be nearly as critical of the Biden administration as they were about the last.  But given the evidence at hand, it is the best available explanation at this point in time.

'This Is Manifestly Not Saigon' and Our Society of Lies.  Commenting on the American helicopters picking up Americans from the roof of the U.S. embassy in Kabul, [Secretary of State Antony] Blinken said, "This is manifestly not Saigon."  That statement sums up the state of the United States of America.  We have become a Society of Lies. [...] The fact is that Kabul 2021 is Saigon 1975 — and everyone with eyes to see knows this.  Yet, the secretary of state of the United States, representing a left-wing administration and a party that is therefore committed to saying whatever is deemed beneficial to its interests regardless of whether it's true, shamelessly announces that Kabul "is manifestly not Saigon."  Does Blinken believe what he said?  Perhaps.  Did he ask himself if that was a true statement before he made it?  Not likely.

The U.S. Government Lied For Two Decades About Afghanistan.  "The Taliban regime is coming to an end," announced President George W. Bush at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on December 12, 2001 — almost twenty years ago today.  Five months later, Bush vowed:  "In the United States of America, the terrorists have chosen a foe unlike they have faced before. ... We will stay until the mission is done."  Four years after that, in August of 2006, Bush announced:  "Al Qaeda and the Taliban lost a coveted base in Afghanistan and they know they will never reclaim it when democracy succeeds. ... The days of the Taliban are over.  The future of Afghanistan belongs to the people of Afghanistan."  For two decades, the message Americans heard from their political and military leaders about the country's longest war was the same.  America is winning.  The Taliban is on the verge of permanent obliteration.  The U.S. is fortifying the Afghan security forces, which are close to being able to stand on their own and defend the government and the country. [...] Similar assurances have been given by the U.S. Government and military leadership to the American people since the start of the war.

A Brief History of the Assault on Conservatives as 'Violent Extremists'.  The assault on conservative Americans began several decades ago with attacks on traditional principles and values.  Belief in individual liberty and responsibility, free enterprise, and the rule of law was willfully conflated with "right-wing extremism."  Pride in America, a desire to protect our borders, and opposition to illegal immigration was branded as xenophobic.  Championing the constitutional right to bear arms was decried as gun-crazed zealotry.  Belief in religion, natural law, and the sanctity of human life was maligned as backward and anachronistic.  This vilification of conservatives has coincided with a deliberate shift from the real threats:  radical Islamic and leftist groups.  Islamic terrorist attacks have been declared as having "nothing to do with Islam" or excused by spurious claims that the perpetrators were mentally ill or misunderstood religious doctrine.  When a military psychiatrist massacred 13 people in Fort Hood yelling 'Allahu akbar', it was dismissed as "workplace violence."  And the violence, arson, destruction of public property, and killing of citizens and police officers unleashed by Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) during the 'Summer of Love' are described as "mostly peaceful protests."

Co-founder of fact-checking site Snopes is suspended after investigation revealed he plagiarized at least 54 articles and used a fake name.  The co-founder of fact-checking website Snopes has apologized for plagiarizing more than 50 articles and writing under a fake name.  David Mikkelson, a computer science graduate who founded the site in 1994, blamed the behavior on a lack of journalistic training.  'I didn't come from a journalism background,' he said.  'I wasn't used to doing news aggregation.  A number of times I crossed the line to where it was copyright infringement.  I own that.'

The Hypocrisy Variant.  Inevitably the Hypocrisy Variant has infected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) who recently masked up for a photo op with activists on the steps of the U.S. Capitol and removed her mask after the shot.  We're all familiar with the other ravages of the Hypocrisy Variant:  Speaker Pelosi getting caught at her hair salon when no one else was permitted to engage in such "dangerous" behavior.  Hillary Clinton refusing to accept her 2016 loss and accusing Trump of inciting insurrection for taking much the same position after the 2020 debacle.  Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer reversing his position on Supreme Court nominees.  The preposterous claims by truant Democrats from the Texas legislature who insist that they are saving democracy by refusing to allow a democratically elected legislature to pass an election reform bill.

Your papers, please!  Welcome to the Vaccine Passport Era in America.  It's coming.  Every time a progressive says, "Don't worry, we're not thinking of doing that," you can take to the bank that that's exactly what they are planning on doing.  They're just looking for the perfect time and circumstance to rationalize away their initial publicly stated opposition.
  •   The filibuster is a cornerstone of our democracy, we'd never change that.
  •   Every person deserves to be treated equally, so we oppose any organization that discriminates based on race or gender.
  •   We must ensure the integrity of our elections, because Trump and Russia stole the 2016 presidency from Hillary Clinton.
Those are just three recent examples of progressive double-speak out of thousands of examples.  As soon as removing the filibuster is to their advantage, they're for it.  As soon as favoring certain demographic voting groups over others is to their advantage, they're for it.  As soon as either enforcing or ignoring voting standards and regulations is to their advantage, they're for it.

Leftists buried in brutal reality checks after bragging Obama's 'biggest scandal' on his birthday.  To this day, low-information liberal Democrats still believe that the pseudo "tan suit scandal" was the only scandal ever experienced by former President Barack Obama.  To be clear, there was no "tan suit scandal."  When Obama wore a tan suit in 2014 for a live pres conference, the unconventional attire drew widespread attention and lots of mockery and jokes, but that's it.  There was no scandal.  Yet to stunningly low-information liberal Democrat voters, the fictional "tan suit scandal" was a real scandal, but the dozens of other actual scandals were make-believe.  And yes, they really believe this.

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No, libs, the Jan. 6 events weren't a 'coup'.  Here's what Jan. 6 wasn't:  It wasn't the "worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War."  Nor did it veer anywhere near the vicinity of being as dangerous as 9/11.  Nor was it a "coup" or an "insurrection" — not in any way we commonly understand those words.  It wasn't a "putsch."  Nor did it, as the chairman of the Jan. 6 committee, Rep. Bennie Thompson, claimed, come "dangerously close to succeeding" in upending "American democracy."  That's all a myth.  It was a riot.  Or, as Christopher Caldwell more forgivingly called it in The New York Times, perhaps "a political protest that got out of control."  And, contra House Republican Adam Kinzinger's overwrought contention on the first day of the Jan. 6 select committee, there's no evidence that "self-governance" was threatened by the rioters.  Only two sets of people gain anything from pretending that these rioters had anything approaching the wherewithal to overthrow the United States government:  Democrats and the extremists.

Biden Brags About 'His' Economic Recovery, But Has To Lie To Do It.  As TV screens showed the Dow Jones tumbling on inflation and renewed COVID fears, President Joe Biden took to the podium Monday [7/19/2021] to brag about how great the economy is doing and why he deserves all the credit.  It was a remarkable act of prestidigitation for such an old man.  Biden said that "it's true that the economy was sputtering before I got here."  That's provably false.  He said that:  "We've gone from 60,000 jobs per month to ... more than 600,000 jobs per month since I took office."  That's grossly misleading.  He went on to boast that:  "Look, we've brought this economy back from the brink."  That is a bald-faced lie.  Biden's intent with his remarks is to argue that his $1.9 trillion "rescue" bill saved the economy, and the even bigger spending bills he wants Congress to pass will keep it going.  No one should believe a word of it.

The Leftist Lunacy Called 'White Rage'.  It's difficult to keep track of the Orwellian-style lunacy that's destroying our country.  From systemic racism to white supremacy to Russia collusion to a January 6 "insurrection," the left are masters at running false flag operations.  What is a false flag operation?  It's when a group uses deliberate misinformation to disguise an actual source of responsibility and pin the blame on another party.  President Trump "colluding with Russia" is a false flag.  Anyone with a brain larger than a pea knows that it was Hillary Clinton who hired a foreign actor to work with the Russians and develop a fictitious hit job on then-candidate Trump.  And the big lie continued even after Trump was elected and the truth was exposed, due in large part to the DNC's propaganda wing (AKA the mainstream media).  The false flags keep popping up, even when the truth is plainly visible.  Hunter Biden's laptop ("Russian disinformation!") is another case in point.  What should have been a blockbuster, election-breaking story of the century was virtually ignored by the media and the gullible lapdogs among the Great Unwashed.

Desperate Dems Deny Their Agenda Three Times.  For more than a year, leading Democrats — up to and including President Joe Biden — have talked up the idea of cutting police budgets because local law enforcement is plagued by racism.  During his campaign, Biden was asked, "Do you believe there is systemic racism in law enforcement?"  "Absolutely," Biden responded.  In another interview, Biden was asked, "Can we agree that we can redirect some of the funding" for the cops.  Biden said, "Yes, absolutely."  His running mate and now Vice President Kamala Harris said that governments must "reexamine" where their funding is going.  Democrats didn't just talk about defunding the police.  Deep blue cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Austin, Portland, and others acted on it, slashing police budgets.  The predictable result was an explosion in violent crime.  Over the July 4 weekend alone, more than 180 people were shot to death.  Not only that, but ambushes of police grew more than 90% this year.  So what's the Democrats' response?  To claim that it's Republicans who are defunding the police.

Washington Post gives White House 'Three Pinocchios' for claiming Republicans are defunding police.  The Washington Post's Fact-Checker dinged the White House for claiming Republicans were "defunding the police," giving the eyebrow-raising talking point "Three Pinocchios."  Recent remarks by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and senior Biden adviser Cedric Richmond had sought to turn the tables on months of some progressive Democrats advocating for slicing or even dismantling municipal police department budgets.  Their logic was GOP opposition to the $1.9-trillion coronavirus relief bill passed this year amounted to supporting defunding police, since $350 billion was allocated for state and local government aid.  "Although Republicans all opposed Biden's coronavirus relief package, no one voted to cut, or defund, anything.  Rather, Democrats proposed $350 billion in emergency funds for state and local governments, and Republicans voted against those extra funds.  That's not a reduction," the Post's Salvador Rizzo wrote.

Washington Post Admits Republicans Have Not Defunded Police Despite White House Claims.  The Washington Post admitted Wednesday [7/7/2021] that Republicans do not support defunding the police following the White House's claims the GOP backed such measures.  "Although Republicans all opposed Biden's coronavirus relief package, no one voted to cut, or defund, anything," WaPo wrote, as White House press secretary Jen Psaki claimed on June 23, when she said, "That was voted into law by Democrats just a couple of months ago.  Some might say that the other party was for defunding the police; I'll let others say that, but that's a piece."

20 Questions for Nancy Pelosi About January 6.  No one has milked the events of January 6 more than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).  She set the official narrative early and often, a storyline her scribes in the news media have dutifully repeated without question or scrutiny.  "[Y]esterday, the president of the United States incited an armed insurrection against America, the gleeful desecration of the U.S. Capitol, which is the temple of our American democracy," Pelosi lamented in a hyperdramatic press conference the day after the raucous protest.  She accused President Trump of "sedition" and urged his cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him just two weeks before he officially left the White House.  Nearly every word in her opening statement that day is untrue.  The president didn't "incite" the violence; it was not an insurrection, armed or otherwise, and the only person who used a firearm was a still-unidentified Capitol police officer who killed an unarmed female veteran.

Psaki's deceitfulness has gotten so blatant that even reporters from NYT, Bloomberg, Politico and NPR called her out Friday.  Last Friday [7/2/2021] saw something of a landmark, less than half a year after the Biden administration assumed office.  The level of gaslighting — proclaiming things that are the exact opposite of the truth, such as blaming Republicans for defunding the police — has gotten so bad that even members of the progressive media feel free to mock at least some if the bilge they are being fed by Biden's handlers' press secretary, Jen Psaki.  The issue that provoked negative feedback from her normally supportive allies was not top-of-mind stuff like defunding the police, but rather an inside baseball sort of issue.  I consider it a warning shot across her bow, warning her to keep lies to a level that could plausibly be sold to the public.

Psaki exposed for holding 'anonymous briefings' after comment on anonymous sources.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki was called out by a reporter after she claimed during a press briefing on Friday that she does not respond to "anonymous reports or anonymous sources."  Bloomberg News' senior White House correspondent, Jennifer Jacobs, took to Twitter to accuse the press secretary of being hypocritical while going on to claim that Psaki's staff "regularly organizes anonymous briefings on topics in the news."  [Tweet]  Jacobs was responding to a statement made by Psaki to Fox News' White House correspondent, Peter Doocy, in which he asked whether the administration was concerned about recent reports claiming there is an "abusive environment" within Vice President Kamala Harris' office.  "I try not to speak to or engage on anonymous reports or anonymous sources," Psaki said.

Jen Psaki Tells a Straight Up Lie About Why Joe Biden Snapped at Reporters.  The Biden team is a constant exercise in Orwellian thought.  The truth is frequently the opposite of what they say.  Just in the past few days, we've been told that Republicans were the ones who wanted to defund the police, despite Jen Psaki not being able to name one Republican who was in favor of it, while it's been Democrats across the country for the past year pushing it.  Then there was the effort by Psaki to try to convince Americans they really weren't feeling those rising prices this year at the July 4th cookout because they were saving 16 cents on hot dogs (which wasn't even true).

Jen Psaki Cannot Name One GOP Member in Favor of Defunding Police.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki stuck to the GOP blame game Wednesday when Fox News questioned her about comments she made alleging Republicans support defunding the police.  Psaki suggested that in not voting for the American Rescue Plan, Republicans were the true opponents of police funding, Fox News reported.  But when she was pressed on which specific Republicans in Congress voted no on the bill in an effort to defund the police, "Psaki was drawn up short."

Doocy Hangs Tough, Continues to Battle Psaki Over Her Defund the Police Lies.  Two days after he faced shameless gaslighting from White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki over which party supported defunding the police, Fox News's Peter Doocy was back at it during Wednesday's [6/30/2021] briefing and pressed Psaki on her false claims that the GOP (and not Democrats) have defunded the police.  [Video clip] [...] Earth to Jen:  What do cities such as Austin, Baltimore, Denver, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York City, Oakland, and Seattle all have in common?  Not only are they run by Democrats, but those Democrats have voted to defund their police departments.  Nonetheless, Psaki has possessed zero shame as she's lied without consequence because, other than Doocy (and likely one or two others), not one reporter in the Briefing Room cared.

Another Embarrassing Story Drops on Dems as They Push Lie About 'GOP Defunding Police'.  We reported yesterday on the unbelievable effort of the White House to claim that somehow it was Republicans who are behind "defunding the police."  [Tweets]  It shows just how much they think they can gaslight people with that kind of effort as though America would forget what the Democrats and the BLM have done for more than a year.  We pointed out how ironic it was that they were trying to road test this new idea yesterday just as Oakland (a very leftist Democratic city) voted to remove millions from the police, that they're obviously trying to flip the script on this because their internal polling is indicating it's going to kill them in 2022.  We have another ironic twist for you today, courtesy of Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY).

'Defund The Police' Is So Unpopular That Democrats Are Now Claiming Republicans Did It.  In one of the most liberal places in the U.S. — New York City — a Democratic primary for mayorship shows a microcosm of how the majority of the public takes to "defunding the police" campaigns and attitudes.  Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a former NYPD officer, currently leads Maya Wiley, who is endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, by over nine points with 82% reporting in the Democratic mayoral primary.  One of the reasons Adams was leading in prior polls is that people of NYC were made weary with high crime rates.  Eric Adams promised to take a tough approach to the streets and Maya Wiley called for defunding the police.

White House:  Hey, it was actually Republicans that wanted to defund the police.  Seeing how badly they are tanking in the polls on this subject, this week the White House attempted to claim that it's actually the Republicans who have been pushing to defund the police.  Before you ask, no... that wasn't a typo.  Biden advisor Cedric Richmond was the first one sent out to try to pitch this pitiful claim, but Jen Psaki went all-in on it later in the same day.  After more than a year of seeing Democrats kowtowing to the Black Lives Matter movement and literally defunding the cops in cities controlled entirely by their party, these dishonest scammers are actually trying to claim that it was the Republicans who wanted to cut funding for law enforcement.

The Three-Way Squeeze.  Here is why the "Joe Biden" regime only has a few months to live:  it is caught in a squeeze between some of the greatest lies in world history, and they're all unraveling now.

Government 'Digital Divide' Lies:  They Don't Even Count Your Smart Phone as an Internet Connection.  None of the very many Obamacare lies told very many times had anything to do with reality.  But that mattered not to the liars.  Because the only reality that mattered to the liars was expanding government's size, scope, and sphere of influence in health care.  For Leftists and bureaucrats (please pardon the redundancy), their ends justify any means necessary.  Government and its bureaucrats want to expand their bootprint on the Internet.  So we hear a whole lot about "The Digital Divide":  "Digital divide is a term that refers to the gap between demographics and regions that have access to modern information and communications technology, and those that don't or have restricted access.  This technology can include the telephone, television, personal computers and the Internet."  That is a sensible definition.  So, of course, government bureaucrats do not use it.

Democrats Trying to Rewrite History on 'Defund the Police'.  The Democrats must have internal polling on 'defund the police' that's truly awful, because some of them are already trying to rewrite the history of the issue.  With violent crime on the rise in many American cities and a midterm election around the corner, Democrats suddenly don't want to be associated with this at all.  They also think you're dumb enough to believe they never advocated this position.

Are You Living by Lies?  [Rod] Dreher was inspired to write his book by heroic dissidents who refused to bend the knee to communist tyrants and saw a similar tyranny becoming ensconced in the United States.  These moral giants are astonished that the primary beacon of freedom during their years of oppression has become a society where speech and actions disapproved by secular elites are regularly squelched and punished.  Religious freedom, for example, is being reduced to the freedom to gather in congregations where (at least for now) marriage is affirmed by a priest, rabbi, or minister, a freedom that doesn't extend beyond meeting walls to how a baker runs his business. [...] Under this soft totalitarianism, Americans are now compelled "to engage in doublethink every day.  Men have periods.  The woman standing in front of you is to be called 'he.'  Diversity and inclusion means excluding those who object to ideological uniformity.  Equity means treating persons unequally, regardless of their skills and achievements, to achieve an ideologically correct result."  I might add to that short summary the lie that America is a racist country, that law enforcement and our judicial system are institutionally racist, and that America was founded in 1619 upon the bedrock principle of white racism.

The Not-So-Great American Pastime.  Pretending is no longer simply child's play.  It is the zeitgeist.  As a people, we are encouraged — even expected — to pretend that an athlete born as a boy has no advantage over those born as a girl once the erstwhile boy declares his female identity (and perhaps dresses the part). Meanwhile, students and teachers must obey the corruption of the English language, never letting on that they know of the deceit, when using the "preferred pronouns" of folks who pretend to believe that humans come in virtually limitless genders and that gender and sex are entirely unrelated matters.  When discussing scientific theories, we are ordered to accept "the science" (a paradox bathed in irony) in explaining things as disparate as climate change and the efficacy of cloth and paper face masks in preventing the spread of a virus.  We are even urged to engage in the fantasy that our nation was founded in order to facilitate slavery, and that we rebelled against the king and country that kept us in bondage for that reason — and not for any of the enumerated grievances in the document that actually declared our independence.

Stacey Abrams Now Claims She Was Never Against Voter ID.  Democrats have been trying to pass their 'voter reform' bill, but Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has been a thorn in their side.  Now Manchin has proposed a compromise which includes voter ID provisions, and some Democrats like Stacey Abrams who previously called voter IDs racist, are suddenly changing their tune.

Top Democrats flip-flop on 'racist' voter ID laws.  As Democrats try to push the For the People Act through the Senate, some of the party's top figures are changing their tune on voter ID rules they previously called "racist."  In an effort to garner bipartisan support for the act, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has proposed a set of compromises.  One would expand voter ID laws, long a legislative objective for the GOP.  The line from the Manchin memo:  "Require voter ID with allowable alternatives (utility bill, etc.) to prove identity to vote".  When asked about the compromise on Thursday, Stacey Abrams, the former gubernatorial candidate for Georgia and Fair Fight Action founder, who has long railed against voter ID laws, said she "absolutely" could support Manchin's proposal even if voter ID was a part of it.  "That's one of the fallacies of Republican talking points that have been deeply disturbing.  No one has ever objected to having to prove who you are to vote.  It's been part of our nation's history since the inception of voting," Abrams told CNN.

The 'spying' that wasn't:  Adam Schiff and Don McGahn DOJ subpoena stories are falling apart.  Reports that the Department of Justice under the Trump administration secretly subpoenaed information on former White House counsel Don McGahn and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff seem to be falling apart at the seams as no real spying allegedly took place.  A New York Times story written by Michael Schmidt and Charlie Savage reported that the "DOJ secretly subpoenaed Apple for personal info" on McGahn "and his wife in Feb '18" and then "barred Apple from telling them" about the reported move during that time period under a non-disclosure agreement.  But the devil appears to be in the details here and this may not be the breaking story that the media is apparently running with.  Schmidt tweeted:  "NEW: DOJ secretly subpoenaed Apple for personal info of Trump's then WH counsel Don McGahn and his wife in Feb '18.  DOJ barred Apple from telling them at time but 3 years later in May '21 Apple told them.  It's unclear what investigation it was related to."

'White Supremacy' Doesn't Explain Minorities Attacking Asian Americans.  [A]ccording to Voice of America News:  "In New York City, where anti-Asian hate crime soared nearly nine-fold in 2020 over the year before, only two of the 20 people arrested last year in connection with these attacks were white, according to New York Police Department data analyzed by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.  Eleven were African Americans, six were white Hispanics, and one was a Black Hispanic."  Not exactly your typical Trump voters.  "'I thought it was jarring,' said Brian Levin, executive director of the center, noting that the finding runs counter to assumptions made by many that perpetrators of anti-Asian hate are mostly angry white men who blame China for the COVID-19 pandemic."  But not to worry.  Professor Jennifer Ho of the University of Colorado at Boulder offers a ready explanation for black hate crimes against Asian Americans:  "white superiority."

Another False Narrative Exposed:  IG Report Shows Lafayette Park WAS NOT Cleared Using Tear Gas So President Trump Could Attend St Johns Church.  In May and June of 2020 Antifa and Black Lives Matter protestors were rioting all over Washington DC, attempting to destroy statues, looting businesses and lighting fires.  The Mayor of DC allowed the protestors space to destroy the city.  The epicenter of the left-wing rioting and violence was Lafayette park, across the street from the White House.  Thus began a major controversial narrative in June of last year as the media and democrats decried how the U.S. Park Police cleared protestors from Lafayette Park shortly before President Trump walked to St. John's church.  The media shouted that President Trump told park police to fire tear gas into the crowd and dispurse the protesters in any manner or method.  However the report today shows President Trump had nothing to do with it.  It was all lies, all of it.

FLASHBACK, May 2020, Democrats Announce Intent to Use ISIS Level Propaganda Against Trump on COVID Messaging.  As recent media reports provide hindsight into how wrong the narrative was against President Trump; and specifically as details emerge about: (1) Anthony Fauci misleading background statements; (2) Obama's involvement in the restart of SARS-CoV-2 weaponization via the Wuhan bio-lab; (3) the intentionally hyped risk caused by the COVID-19 virus; and, (4) the intentionally false attacks against mitigating medical treatments proposed by President Trump; it is worth revisiting an announcement in early May 2020 when the Democrats said they intended to use intelligence community methods to promote propaganda against the Trump administration.  On May 1, 2020, the Washington Post — an outlet known for being the manipulative propaganda voice of the Intelligence Community — openly stated a network had formed with the intent to weaponize "Technology once used to combat ISIS propaganda" against President Donald Trump and the White House efforts on COVID.

The 1619 Project Comes for the Second Amendment.  Left-wing academic Carol Anderson's new book, The Second:  Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America, is all over the news. [...] The Second is an attempt — much like the 1619 Project — to reimagine history in purely racial terms.  The result is tendentious polemic that suffers not only from a paucity of historical evidence, but from a dishonest rendering of the facts we do know.  After comprehensively detailing the constitutional debate over slavery and the nefariousness of that institution, Anderson takes the liberty of asserting that the Second Amendment was "not some hallowed ground but rather a bribe, paid again with Black bodies."  This is a contention that isn't backed by a single contemporaneous quote or piece of hard evidence in the book.

Jen Psaki Claims You're Not Seeing What You Think You Are With Those Rising Gas Prices.  If you've been checking the gas pump and noticing the rising prices as we hit Memorial Day weekend, don't worry.  According to Jen Psaki, you're really not seeing what you think you're seeing.  Pay no attention to the evidence of your own eyes.  According to Psaki, those rising prices you're seeing really aren't so bad — and certainly not Joe Biden's fault.

Faster than expected inflation 'is actually a good sign,' White House official says.  On Thursday [5/27/2021], President Joe Biden traveled to Ohio to make the case that the economy is headed in the right direction.  "We've turned the tide," he told the crowd in Cleveland.  Shortly afterward, during an appearance on Yahoo Finance Live, one of his top economic advisers acknowledged that in areas like inflation and in the labor market, "there's going to be some bumps in the road" as the economy continues to right itself following the pandemic.  However, National Economic Council Deputy Director Bharat Ramamurti also told Yahoo Finance that the recent inflation jump is actually a positive sign.  "The faster than expected increase in some of those prices is actually a good sign in the sense that it's a sign that the economy is recovering faster than a lot of people expected," he said.

Jen Psaki says Biden is so fit that she has trouble keeping up with him.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that President Biden is so healthy, she sometimes has a hard time keeping up with him.  During the White House's Monday press conference, Psaki was asked by a reporter about the president's workout routine and if he is still using a Peloton stationary bicycle.  Psaki said she did not have any information to share on Biden's "private exercise regime" but said that she sometimes has trouble keeping up with the 78-year-old president when out and about with him.  "I can tell you, having traveled with him a fair amount, sometimes he's hard to keep up with," Psaki said.

Jen Psaki Says Joe Biden Is So Fit She Has a Hard Time Keeping Up with Him.  The lies they tell get more preposterous by the day.  [Video clip]

Anti-Semitic attacks leave the left wrestling with climate of hate argument they've loved in the past.  As recently as a few months ago it was common to see opinion pieces blaming the rash of hate crimes against Asian Americans on President Trump and rhetoric about the "Chinese virus."  Now, just a few months later, we have a spike in anti-Semitic attacks and the left is suddenly struggling to make the same kind of generalizations about who is responsible.  The climate of hate argument only seems to operate in one direction.

The Squad Is Rooting for Hamas.  [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez, usually a font of half-baked socialist economic ideas, now regularly offers thoughts on the Israeli-Palestinian situation to her 12 million Twitter followers.  Here is one:  [Tweet]  First of all, there are no "expulsions of Palestinians."&Nbsp; Six Palestinian families may be evicted from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in a property dispute — and the Israeli supreme court has delayed a decision — over land that was seized from Jewish families by the Jordanian Army after 1948.  It's a complicated case, brought to the judicial system by private citizens and adjudicated in an independent court.

'White supremacy' to blame for Black-on-Asian hate crimes, Colorado professor claims.  A critical race studies and ethnic studies professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder says Americans wondering why Black citizens commit anti-Asian hate crimes have an answer:  "White supremacy."  The educational watchdog Campus Reform spotlighted the commentary of Jennifer Ho, which preceded President Biden's newly signed legislation aimed at combatting hate crimes against Asian Americans.  "Anti-Asian racism has the same source as anti-Black racism:  White supremacy," Ms. Ho wrote for The Conversation.  "So when a Black person attacks an Asian person, the encounter is fueled perhaps by racism, but very specifically by White supremacy.  White supremacy does not require a White person to perpetuate it."

Peddlers of Russiagate Won't Take Truth for an Answer.  On April 16, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius reported that the Justice Department is investigating Kash Patel — who had worked with Rep. Devin Nunes and later the Trump administration to reveal the Russiagate hoax — for the "possible improper disclosure of classified information."  Ignatius said he received the tip from "two knowledgeable sources" who "wouldn't provide additional details."  Violating the bedrock principles of American justice and journalism, this article is an exercise in thuggery as the government uses a powerful media outlet to intimidate and besmirch a citizen without evidence.  With nothing to respond to, how can Patel defend himself?  If Patel is lucky, the federal government has only placed a sharp sword over his head that may not fall.  If not, he might be dragged into a lengthy court battle that could drain his finances and also cost him his freedom.  We don't know if Patel broke the law, but note that the administration has shown no interest in pursuing former FBI leaders such as James Comey and Andrew McCabe, who improperly disclosed information regarding Russiagate.

Dems Spread 'Capitol Police Statement' Before Vote on 1/6 Commission but There Was One Big Problem.  Democrats were trying to push through the vote on a "Jan. 6 Commission" today in the House.  They succeeded, with 35 Republicans crossing over to vote in favor of it, not seeming to care that it's going to be a "bash Republicans" effort, rather than any sort of real investigation.  There are already multiple investigations going on, so there wasn't any need for an additional.  This is simply an opportunity for Democrats to bash Republicans.

More about The January 6th incident at the US Capitol.

This Was a Test, and We Failed.  The lies have been piled high in the last year as the annual flu was weaponized to cover-up the disintegration of our financial system and as a means to fraudulently conduct a coup against a president; the deaths of two black law breakers were utilized to usher in the colossal lie of systematic racism bought into by woke corporations and college campuses across the world; a clearly stolen election was declared honest by those controlling the narrative; lockdowns and masks were pronounced to be the only way to slow the spread even though all data refutes those assertions; an armed insurrection (with no arms) lie on January 6 has been used to wall off Washington DC and sell the big lie of white supremacy being a threat to the republic; the Federal Reserve creating trillions out of thin air and pumping it into the pockets of billionaires and Wall Street fat cats has not created raging inflation and an all-time high in wealth inequality according to the talking heads on CNBC and the rest of the fake news media complex; emergency use authorized vaccines were the only solution to a flu that doesn't kill 99.8% of those infected, even though ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine have proven to be effective and safe in combating covid; and lastly these vaccines have been declared safe even though they are killing and maiming thousands and no one knows the long term effects on those who have chosen to be their lab rats.

Men Give Birth.  America Was Founded in 1619. And Israel is the aggressor.  When you meditate for a moment on what the left expects honest and decent people to believe, you confront the world of absurdities and lies in which we live.  The left demands we believe and announce that men menstruate and give birth, and that it is in no way unfair to girls and women when biological men compete in girls' and women's sports.  In tens of thousands of American schools, students are brainwashed to believe that America was not founded in 1776 but in 1619, the year the first Africans were brought to North America as indentured servants or slaves.  This is the "1619 Project" lie:  It was labelled a lie by almost every leading historian of early America, many of whom are Democrats and liberals who supported the impeachment of former President Donald Trump.  And now, with Hamas — a totalitarian theocratic Islamist terror group — unleashing thousands of rockets on Israel's civilian population and Israel responding to this latest of repeated attempts at mass murder, the world's left demands that we believe Israel is the villain and Hamas is the victim.

Rebekah Jones, the COVID Whistleblower Who Wasn't.  This is a story about Rebekah Jones, a former dashboard manager at the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), who has single-handedly managed to convince millions of Americans that Governor Ron DeSantis has been fudging the state's COVID-19 data.  When I write "single-handedly," I mean it, for Jones is not one of the people who have advanced this conspiracy theory but rather is the person who has advanced this conspiracy theory.  It has been repeated by others, sure:  by partisans across the Internet, by unscrupulous Florida Democrats such as Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist, and on television, by MSNBC in particular.  But it flows from a single place:  Rebekah Jones.  To understand that is to understand the whole game.  This is about Jones, and Jones alone.  If she falls, it falls.

Dems Comparing Modern Laws to Jim Crow:  Is it Hyperbole, Ignorance, or Dishonesty?  Virtually every day we see new examples of our friends on the left overplaying their hands as they engage in wild exaggerations.  They told us Donald Trump is a Nazi.  (No, he isn't, because a true Nazi leader would have thrown you in a concentration camp for criticizing him.)  They've told us if we use the 'OK' hand signal then we're White Supremacists.  (No, that's been a gesture which has been used for over a century indicating "all is well.")  And they accuse us of being science-deniers if we dare to question climate change conclusions or COVID pandemic propaganda.  (Actually, we're simply demanding logic and accountability.)  But the most egregious of all modern leftist talking points may be with their practice of labeling any law they don't like as akin to "Jim Crow."  Last month, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC), a man with considerable power and without whose support Joe Biden would not have been elected, said of the controversial Georgia voting law from earlier this year, "Just look through it and look throughout history, and you will know that what is taking place today is a new Jim Crow, just that simple."

White House Said There Was No Gas Shortage Before Acknowledging Problems Hours Later.  The White House repeatedly reassured Americans on Monday [5/10/2021] there was no gas shortage in the United States after the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack before acknowledging supply problems hours later.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki brought Homeland Security advisor Dr.  Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies Anne Neuberger to reassure Americans the Biden administration was on top of the crisis, urging Americans to remain calm.

Dr Ian Plimer: 'We are being misled' on the climate crisis.  Geologist Ian Plimer says we are being "misled" with information which is "specifically plucked out" to make it look as though we are in a climate crisis.  [Video clip]

'Amtrak Joe' Biden's moving story about conductor called into question.  President Biden appeared to go off the rails with a heartfelt story about reaching 1.5 million miles on Amtrak and being personally congratulated by a conductor — after it emerged the Amtrak worker actually retired some 20 years before his story took place.  Speaking at an event in Philadelphia commemorating the 50th anniversary of Amtrak Friday [4/30/2021], Biden — an avid rail user who earned the name "Amtrak Joe" as a senator — launched into a touching tale about hitting the milestone in his "fourth or fifth year as vice president" as he traveled home. [...] However, Biden's emotive story doesn't quite add up, with skeptics quickly poking holes in the commander-in-chief's long-winded account.  Fox News noted that he entered the fourth year of his vice presidency around 2013 — 20 years after Negri's obit said he had retired from Amtrak in 1993, when Biden would have been in the Senate.  Meanwhile, the president's mother, Catherine Eugenia Finnegan, died in 2010 — years before his story allegedly took place.

MSNBC: Don't Know How Florida Bill Will Suppress Voting, But 'A Lot of Bleeding'.  MSNBC correspondent Sam Brock admitted on Thursday's [5/6/2021] Hallie Jackson Reports that critics of Florida's new election law do not know how it will suppress the vote, but are certain it will.  After criticizing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for excluding non-Fox media in the signing ceremony, Brock added "I spoke with a voting law expert who said it's like 1,000 paper cuts.  It's not clear what any one of the components of S.B. 90 will actually do in terms of suppressing the vote.  When you add them all up together, it could make for a lot of bleeding when it comes to voter access, Hallie."

Biden Is Using Lies To Divide America.  The current President's record of lying is alarming.  In 1998, Biden lost his first bid for the Presidency because the media actually reported he was a repeat plagiarist.  He became president this time around at least in part because, in 2020, the mainstream media did not report his record of plagiarism.  The Democrats of today also either chose to ignore his history or did not research their candidate, instead accepting the left-leaning media's narrative at face value. [...] As President, a couple of weeks ago Biden made a statement about Georgia's election law[,] in which every allegation is untrue.  The new law does not end voting hours early, end early voting, place restrictions on casting absentee ballots that deny "countless voters" the right to vote, reduce the number of polling sites, or criminalize providing water to voters waiting in line.  I believe in redemption, but Biden's behavior as a candidate and as president has not indicated he is anything but a bald-faced liar.

The Left Continues to Destroy Itself and Others With Evidence-Free Destruction of Reputations.  The leading progressive Democratic candidate in New York City's mayoral race, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, has had his chances for victory along with his reputation utterly destroyed over the last week.  That happened due to allegations from a political consultant, Jean Kim, that Stringer groped her eighteen years ago, in 2003.  Despite no evidence presented that any of this happened, and despite this being the only assault accusation ever voiced about Stringer during his decades in public life, and despite Kim never having once claimed any of this even when she was working for a rival candidate who was ultimately defeated in 2013 by Stringer, and despite the sudden emergence of this accusation as Stringer's mayoral campaign was surging, and despite evidence showing that Kim was highly misleading in several of her statements, and despite Stringer's claims that Kim had been his girlfriend for several months accompanied by vehement denials of wrongdoing, numerous leftist groups and politicians who had endorsed him repudiated his candidacy within days of the emergence of this allegation, issuing statements which treat Kim's claims as proven truth and depict Stringer as a vile sexual predator.  That is because, as has been seen repeatedly, the prevailing mentality in left-liberal politics is that even grave life-destroying accusations are to be treated as true without the need for any evidence.

USA Today's publisher Gannett apologizes after being caught helping Stacey Abrams hide encouragement for Georgia losing the All-Star Game.  The largest publisher of newspapers in the United States by total circulation has been caught red-handed engaging in Orwellian rewriting of history to help Stacey Abrams hide her promotion of the boycott of her home state of Georgia by the MLB all-Star Game.  Ms. Abrams is regarded as a savior by many on the left, even future presidential material, and is even excused for delusionally claiming to be the actual elected governor of Georgia after losing that race by tens of thousands of votes, despite the left's new dogma pronouncing it a crime against democracy to question the legitimacy of Joe Biden's election.  Her promotion of the doctrine of Black "voter suppression" when IDs are required for voting, and her energetic promotion of registration and vote gathering efforts by Democrats have given her a status as an untouchable goddess, apparently.  Even as Black registration and turnout in Georgia put the lie to the suppression narrative.

The Actual Number of Unarmed Black Men Shot and Killed By Police Every Year Will Blow Liberals' Minds.  In nearly every case, a suspect was wanted by police and threatening circumstances gave rise to an unfortunate police shooting.
  •   Daunte Wright had a warrant out for his arrest for aggravated armed robbery of a woman and unlawful possession of a firearm.  He resisted arrest and attempted to flee in a vehicle before being shot.
  •   Contrary to misleading reports that he was 'unarmed,' Jacob Blake admitted that he was armed with a knife.
  •   13-year-old Adam Toledo was armed and gun residue was found on his hand.  He tossed a 9mm Ruger moments before being shot.
  •   Michael Brown fought with a police officer for his gun.  He later advanced despite being told to freeze.  'Hands up, don't shoot' is a lie.
  •   Laquan McDonald had a knife in his hand.  He was suspected of committing robbery.  He punctured the tires of a police cruiser following him and smashed its windshield.
  •   Tamir Rice had a toy gun that was mistaken for a real one.  A grand jury decided it was an accident and did not bring charges.  The family is now pleading for the DOJ to reopen the closed case.
Even if one concludes that these police shootings were wrong, the cases are a lot grayer than the mainstream media often portrays.  The radical activist left has nonetheless weaponized these people's tragic stories to push a truly dangerous agenda:  Defunding the police.

The Left's Orwellian Perversion of Language.  Whether operating in academia, the media, social justice movements, or the Democrat party, the left has stifled free speech and intimidated Americans into submission (as we've seen in corporate America and professional sports) through its cancel culture and lies (Russia collusion, Russian bounties, Russian disinformation).  It's achieving its goals through the perversion of language to control society.  This is nothing new.  Recall the days when the world was going to end from "global warming."  When that prediction failed, the left devised the term "climate change," understanding that any weather event would easily fall under that reimagined term.  As expected, every weather event is now used as an excuse for government and progressives to decry human consumption of energy and limit our freedoms.

Kristen Clarke, Bigot and Liar.  Having sworn to answer all questions truthfully, in an appearance Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division offered a series of answers that strained credulity and veered into outright falsehood.  The most bald-faced of the lies Kristen Clarke offered in her own defense relates to her activism while a Harvard University undergraduate in the 1990s.  Pressed about a 1994 letter published in the Harvard Crimson making the case that blacks are intellectually and physically superior to whites, Clarke waved it off as a "satirical" attempt to refute The Bell Curve, which came out the same year.  Everybody knew she was joking, she said, when she wrote that "black infants sit, stand, crawl and walk sooner than whites," and, in a demonstration of scholarly rigor, pointed to the work of the writer Carol Barnes to assert that "human mental processes are controlled by melanin — that same chemical which gives Blacks their superior physical and mental abilities."  The letter concluded:  "It is completely naive to say that Blacks have achieved economic equality with whites.  It seems that whites have grown tired of hearing about racism."  Was that a joke, too?

January 6 Is the New Russiagate Lie.  The Russiagate scandal, for lack of a better term, revealed to the general public the seamless compact between the Democratic Party, major news organizations, and powerful government agencies.  Partisan operatives — be they ruthless DNC lawyers, paid spin masters, or former British spies — easily accessed the country's influential decision makers to seed storylines targeting their political foes.  Narratives were shaped with all the right terms, then dutifully recited by congressional leaders and media mouthpieces.  Those on the other side taking incoming fire barely had a chance to see what was coming, let alone to respond with equal force.  Later, when the facts finally came out and the bad actors both behind the scenes and in front of the cameras were revealed as shameless frauds, no one was held accountable.  And a sizable chunk of Americans continues to believe all the falsehoods because disowning them would vindicate people they unreasonably despise.

Pete Buttigieg called out by Chris Wallace (!) on lies about phony 'infrastructure' bill.  I am not a big fan of Chris Wallace of Fox News, but to his credit he called BS on Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg yesterday [4/11/2021] in an eight-and-a-half-minute interview on Fox News Sunday, even while letting the biggest lie pass with no comment.  Wallace let slide the most egregious misrepresentation, that less than 10% of the multi-trillion dollar so-called "infrastructure" bill for which Buttigieg has become a point man is dedicated to genuine infrastructure — roads, bridges, airports and the power grid.  That was not of interest to Wallace.  There are limits to his willingness to challenge progressives.  In fact, Wallace has adopted a new expression, "hard infrastructure," to talk about genuine infrastructure, so as to leave open the use of the term "infrastructure" for the sort of nonsense notoriously spouted by Kirsten Gillibrand.

Fellow Coloradans, let's boycott the boycotters.  Joe Biden lied.  And then he lied about lying.  And then his press secretary lied about him lying about lying. [...] What Biden lied about this time was the Georgia voting law.  He said it was a Jim Crow law.  He said it closed the polls at 5 pm, right as people got off work, and he objected to the requirement for a photo ID. He said it discriminates against black voters, as if white voters don't work till 5 pm and black voters don't have ID's.  It was all a lie.  The law doesn't close the polls at 5 pm at all.  In fact, it codifies what was earlier just an informal and inconsistent tradition of keeping them open till 7 pm in most counties.  As for photo ID's, that requirement has consistently been upheld by the Supreme Court even back in the days that the Court leaned left.  In any event, studies show that photo ID requirements do not in fact impact blacks disproportionately.  The only persons disproportionately impacted by photo ID laws are voters who aren't who they say they are.  Democrats know that such criminals overwhelmingly vote Democrat.

Notorious Anti-Trump doctor claims black-on-Asian crime occurs because of 'white supremacy'.  Prominent anti-Trump doctor Eugene Gu claims that black-on-Asian crimes only occur because of "white supremacy" in America.  "Black on Asian crimes only occur because of our system of white supremacy that strips African Americans of their economic opportunities while taking respect and dignity away from Asian Americans," tweeted Gu this week.  "Also, white people in power are experts at dividing and conquering to stay in power."  A series of anti-Asian hate crimes have surfaced across the country, sparking the #StopAsianHate movement.  The political left has blamed "whiteness" when convenient, such as the recent string of Atlanta spa shootings when six Asian women were shot dead among the eight victims killed.  However, the uptick in widespread assaults against civilians of Asian heritage points to black assailants.

Past Time to Fight Back.  This week, on the basis of whole-cloth lies, major corporations went to political war with the state of Georgia.  The lies at issue revolved around Georgia's new voter law, characterized by both Stacey Abrams and President Joe Biden as a new form of Jim Crow.  What do these dastardly new voter restrictions do?  They require an ID number to receive an absentee ballot, with language identical to that of federal law; they bar electioneering within 150 feet of a polling place or 25 feet of voters in line, including handing out food or water for partisan purposes; they increase the number of mandatory days of weekend early voting; they preserve some drop boxes that did not exist before the pandemic; they require additional voting machines and election personnel in crowded precincts; they increase voting hours in future elections for the vast majority of counties.  These provisions are similar to the laws in a vast majority of states.  That didn't stop Democrats and the media from simply lying about the Georgia voting law.  While some in the media did point out that Biden had lied about the law's supposed crackdown on voting hours, nobody in the media treated his "Jim Crow" contentions with the sneering disrespect they so richly deserved.

Media, Politicians Still Spreading the 'Big Lie' About Officer Sicknick.  Three months ago this week, Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick, 42, died.  The 12-year veteran of the force passed away the day after hundreds of Trump supporters mobbed the Capitol to protest Congress' certification of the 2020 Electoral College.  The United States Capitol Police department issued a statement on January 7, just hours after he died.  "Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty," the press release read.  "Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters.  He returned to his division office and collapsed.  He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries."  Sicknick's death is a central rallying cry to bolster the narrative that the events of January 6 amounted to a "deadly insurrection" and the perpetrators must be punished accordingly.  To produce compelling optics, Sicknick's remains lay in state in the Capitol rotunda — a somber memorial attended by Joe Biden and his wife as well as lawmakers from both political parties — the weekend before House Democrats launched their second impeachment trial of Donald Trump.

White House Claims Bills Are 'Bipartisan' Even If No Republican Votes For Them.  Joe Biden is going to get "unity."  He will get it even if he has to just make stuff up.  Case in point:  bills proposed by a Democratic president, rammed through Congress by Democratic lawmakers, and voted on exclusively by Democrats are actually "bipartisan" according to the White House.  Biden campaigned and took office as the "unity" president.  A noble aspiration, to be sure.  The only problem is that no Republicans have actually voted for any of his grandiose schemes.  The trillions of dollars of debt he is adding to the balance sheet is Democratic Party debt.  But the White House believes that Biden's giveaways are popular and that many Republicans love getting government goodies just as much as Democrats.  How does the White House know this?  Polls, of course.

White House still lying about what Georgia's election law says.  A leftover from yesterday but one that shouldn't go by the boards.  Not only is Biden consistently lying in interviews about what Georgia's bill does to early-voting hours across the state, Jen Psaki backed up the lie at Thursday's press briefing.  WaPo fact-checker Glenn Kessler is getting exasperated:  "It's hard for any White House to admit error, especially when the president has three times repeated the falsehood," he tweeted last night.  "But this is becoming a pretty deep hole."  This is more than just not wanting to admit error, though.  This is a full-court press by Democrats to demagogue the new law as Jim Crow 2.0 in order to put pressure on the filibuster fans in their own Senate caucus to push H.R. 1 through.  Lying to make the law sound worse than it is remains a key part of that strategy.

Gaslighting: How Leftist Psychopaths Demonize And Demoralize Their Opposition.  [Scroll down]  If you operate on the assumption that these groups are lying to you most of the time then you will find yourself on the right side of history.  That said, there are questions we need to ask ourselves if we ever hope to change the world for the better and remove these liars from power:  Why do they lie?  Why has this become a rule to live by?  And, how are they able to lie and get away with it so often?  Well, it's not because power corrupts.  That cliché might be true to a point, but I think it's a way for people to dismiss the bigger problem because they are afraid to address the ugly truth.  The reality is, power does not necessarily corrupt; it's that the corrupt seek out power.  Governments and other mainstream institutions always lie because psychopathic liars always infiltrate and overrun them.  We have very few checks in place to prevent this, and very little is understood about psychopaths in the general public.

The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America.  [#6] Hypocrisy is passe.  Virtue-signaling is alive.  Climate change activists fly on private jets.  Social justice warriors live in gated communities.  Multibillionaire elitists pose as victims of sexism, racism, and homophobia.  The elite need these exemptions to help the helpless.  It is what you say to lesser others about how to live, not how you yourself live, that matters.

Biden hits the dishonesty jackpot with claims about Georgia voting law.  The Washington Post has awarded Joe Biden four Pinocchios (the max) for a patently false claim he made about the new Georgia law on voting.  Biden said the following during a press conference:  ["]What I'm worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is.  It's sick.  It's sick ... deciding that you're going to end voting at five o'clock when working people are just getting off work.["]  Two days later, he followed up with this official statement:  ["]Among the outrageous parts of this new state law, it ends voting hours early so working people can't cast their vote after their shift is over.["]  But the Georgia law does no such thing.  Biden, or whoever feeds him his material, is just making it up.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission?  Let's Start with Kavanaugh.  Here in the US, two bills have already been introduced for similar "truth" panels.  The first comes from Rep. Barbara Lee and Sen. Cory Booker.  The investigative body would be called the Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation.  The senator who spent years lying about a made-up junkie in Newark called "T-Bone" now wants to sponsor a new commission on truth.  The second bill for a "truth commission" would focus on "Native American boarding school policy, which was designed to forcibly assimilate Indigenous children into the dominant culture."  The bill creating this panel charged with finding and confessing the "truth" regarding Native Americans is sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Elizabeth Warren.  Let me repeat that so everyone gets it: Elizabeth Warren wants a commission on truth and reconciliation regarding Native Americans.  Clearly, the whole idea of the United States government daring to assemble a body to investigate and reveal "the truth" as delivered to us by a bunch of lying, corrupt politicians is insulting and laughable.

Democrats cannot erase the history or hypocrisy of the Senate filibuster.  President Biden came out Thursday against the Senate filibuster as a "relic of the Jim Crow period."  It is now a virtual mantra on Capitol Hill that the filibuster is synonymous with racism and anyone supporting it is presumptively racist.  That point was noted by MSNBC host Al Sharpton, who threatened to denounce senators as racists if they support the rule.  The only thing more impressive than this historical revisionism is the political revisionism underlying this new campaign.  The filibuster is historically more a "relic" of the Julius Caesar era than the Jim Crow era.  In ancient Rome, the filibuster was used to force the senate to hear dissenting voices, including Cato the Younger's opposition to Julius Caesar's return to Rome in 60 B.C. The foundation for the filibuster here can be traced to an argument of former Vice President Aaron Burr that led to an 1806 rule change.  Throughout our history, senators in the minority used different versions of the rule to block or force compromises on controversial legislation, ranging from war measures to oil regulations.  It was not created during or for the Jim Crow period.

Joe Biden's sorriest press conference lies.  [Scroll down]  There's also Biden's claim that Republicans are trying to limit voting rights to Americans, through such supposedly outrageous measures such as requiring voter ID, ending same day registration voting, purging voter rolls of dead people, sharing data between states about people registered to vote in multiple states, restoring election day over election season, and prohibiting ballot-harvesting.  He called it 'sick,' 'despicable,' and 'un-American,' and naturally, was projecting.  Biden alluded to Democrats' masterplan to rig U.S. elections the same way they are rigged in one-party blue state California in the infamous bill that passed in the House, H.R.1, and sought to whip up support for it through false narratives to be repeated by the beating flippers of the trained seal press.

Biden Unhinged:  Calls Attempts To Stop Election Fraud 'Sick' And 'Un-American'.  "Un-American."  "Sick."  "Despicable."  What got President Joe Biden in such a lather?  Was it the children packed liked sardines at border detention facilities?  The recent mass shootings?  China's human rights abuses?  Nope.  Biden flew off the handle over the fact that several states are taking steps to reform their election laws in ways he doesn't like.  "What I'm worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is.  It's sick," he said.  "It's sick ... deciding in some states that you can't bring water to people standing in line waiting to vote.  Deciding you're going to end voting at five o'clock when working people are just getting off work.  Deciding that there will be no absentee ballots under the most rigid circumstances."  "The Republican voters I know find this despicable," he added later.  "Republican voters."

Unity Watch:  How Joe Biden's Ego and Insecurity Could Break a Deeply Divided Nation.  Joe Biden sold the American people a bill of goods in 2020.  He is not a moderate, and he will make his mark no matter what damage it does to our institutions, traditions, or country.  Biden is not even a Trojan horse for the radical Left.  He is leading the charge to transform the country. [...] Biden said he was not going to ban fracking, yet he did.  He also said he did not support eliminating the filibuster.  Yet, Biden may do all of this for no reason other than the ego bump of outdoing his former boss as a truly "transformational" president.

Truth And Lies In A Digital Media Era.  Those in the media who speak to us and desire to control us, but still want to avoid outright lies, do so by shading the truth, offering spin, or using phrases such as, "it's my opinion", "as I remember it" and, the chart-topper, "at this point why does it matter?".  They know they operate in an environment where falsehoods and misrepresentations can take root before there is an opportunity to measure the validity of allegations or assertions.  Such liars know the truth but deform and simulate it. [...] We live in a time when the bulk of our fellow citizens have been indoctrinated rather than educated.  Rather than learning facts — including relatively objective history — they are encouraged to think of themselves in terms of relationships to one another.  What is important to them is what is trending in digital social media and who the influencers of the moment are.  Status comes from horizontal acclaim.  Digital social networks have replaced real social networks.  This leads to a society adrift, with people desperate to have someone to guide them.  Mainstream news organizations and digital social media platform providers seek to fill this need.

Joe Biden 'Will Always Tell You The Truth' (Except About COVID Vaccine, Economy, Border Crisis ...).  Almost exactly a year ago, then-candidate Joe Biden promised something that many apparently believed.  "I'll always tell you the truth," he said.  "This is the responsibility of a president.  That's what is owed the American people."  So how is Biden doing on that promise?  Not very well, when you consider his inability to tell the truth about the COVID-19 vaccine, the economic rebound already underway, or the border crisis.  Biden won't tell the truth about the first two because he'd have to credit President Donald Trump.  And he won't tell the truth about the border crisis because he himself is entirely to blame for it.  Biden has repeatedly claimed that when he got to the White House, there was no plan in place to distribute the vaccine and that the credit for the widespread distribution all belongs to him.

Say it ain't so, Joe.  To those just waking up from a year-long coma, it would appear that the pandemic had gotten underway on January 20, that the first six weeks of the Biden administration had put the country on a war footing, developed and distributed lifesaving vaccines out of thin air, and staffed up the means to inject them.  Biden prides himself in blaming COVID deaths on former President Donald Trump, always anxious to produce and wave around a pocket cue card as proof.  When Trump first acted in late January 2020, shutting down flights from the Orient in order to slow the rate of infection, Biden took to the podium to accuse him of xenophobia and hysteria. [...] The first Americans to be vaccinated received their immunization on December 14, 2020, a month before Biden took office.  Biden and Harris, who foreswore her opposition to receive a Trump vaccine, received their inoculations before the inauguration.  It was a well-publicized event Biden later denied or forgot during a February CNN town hall claiming there was no vaccine when he took office.

Truths, oaths, and affirmations.  Over the past four years, we have been asked to believe many lies, some small, some big, and some of immense consequence.  To recall just a few:  The Russia hoax, Covington Catholic, Brett Kavanaugh, and BLM. For many of us, these lies have been exposed and discredited, but for many of our neighbors, co-workers, and friends they are unchallenged buttresses of their worldview.  Why, despite all the evidence to the contrary, do these lies persist among so many people?  The answer is that the emotions associated with them persist.  Many people feel that Russian collusion is real, Covington Catholics kids are racist, Brett Kavanaugh is a serial rapist, and BLM is standing up against a racist structure that murders unarmed black men.  Their emotions define their reality.

Joy Behar:  Antifa [is] 'an idea,' [and] 'not a real thing'.  "The View" co-host Joy Behar claimed Monday [3/15/2021] that Antifa is "an idea" and "not a real thing" during a heated discussion with co-host Meghan McCain.  During an on-air discussion about the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot, Ms. McCain noted the ongoing Antifa-led riots in Portland, Oregon, and how the left-wing, so-called "anti-fascist" movement has a history of property destruction and violence against law enforcement.  "Antifa does exist," Ms. McCain said.  "What separates Antifa is their willingness to use violence.  I have very good friends who have been reporting on Antifa for months, and months, and months. ... The idea that Antifa doesn't exist is just factually inaccurate and wrong and a lie."

The Legends of Our Fall.  [Scroll down]  Joe Biden, first vaccinated on December 21, claimed no American was vaccinated until he took office on January 20 ("It's one thing to have the vaccine — which we didn't have when we came into office").  He quickly took ownership of the once ridiculed Operation Warp Speed and blamed Trump for not producing quickly enough vaccinations that Biden had doubted would even appear in 2020. Never have the facts of a pandemic in American history become more politicized and warped by the media for political advantage.

Mark Meadows slams Biden for attacking Trump, taking credit for vaccines in primetime address.  Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows slammed President Biden on Friday [3/12/2021] for taking credit for the coronavirus vaccines in his primetime address.  During an appearance on "America's Newsroom," Meadows criticized Biden for attacking former President Trump over his coronavirus response and taking credit for vaccines created under the previous administration.  Meadows said he found it "interesting," that Biden would attempt to take credit for the vaccine, created under Operation Warp Speed, given that Biden received his own coronavirus vaccination while Trump was still in office.

When Minorities Vote GOP, the Media Smears Republicans as Racists.  In just one week, the Washington Post churned out two op-eds on the same theme, "The GOP is Now Just the Party of White Grievance" and "The Republican Party is Making Jim Crow Segregationists Proud".  The D.C. Democrat paper doesn't bother clarifying why Democrats from two generations ago would be thrilled that 1 in 5 black men voted for President Trump.  Ever since the election, the media has been beating its narrative drum with one message.  CNN howls that Republicans are the worst racists.  The New York Times insists they're even more racist than that.  And MSNBC will counter that only white racists would vote Republican.

The Progressive Imaginarium.  "T-Bone" lives in the progressive Imaginarium.  Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) conjured him up as his fake pal from the 'hood.  The "Bone" would now and then materialize to prep the yuppie Booker on his street cred.  "T" was the umbilical cord of authenticity with the underprivileged black community for Booker — the vegetarian, Rhodes scholar, Stanford- and Yale-educated, privileged child of two IBM executives. [...] It's crowded there with Native American tribal elder Elizabeth Warren, Latino Hilaria Baldwin, wife of Alec, black activist Rachel Dolezal, Native American medicine man Ward Churchill — and robust dynamic hands-on president Joe Biden, who has yet to give a press conference or an unscripted talk.  What explains this packed house of left-wing fantasies?

Capitol Wall for Me, No Southern Border Wall for Thee.  Following the science is a big one that we've seen Democrats flout for years.  While they scare the country into submission lest climate change destroy the world in a few years, they fly in their private jets around the globe dictating the climate change rules that everyone else must follow.  Science prescribes that schools are safe to open and should be open for the health and welfare of students.  Democrats' benefactors, the teachers' unions, don't like that idea, so Democrat leaders send their kids to private schools while the rest of the nations' children suffer and fall behind.  Science dictates that there are two sexes, yet Democrats impose their bizarre notion on the 99.4% of the country who are not transgender that "gender identity" is fluid.  They rule that boys may compete against girls in women-only sports programs while also using female bathrooms and locker rooms.  One of the vilest Democrat policies is legislating abortion on demand up to delivery.  More recently, Democrats have stepped into the untenable position of insisting on spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a seemingly permanent (and hideous) fence around the Capitol Building while defunding and shutting down construction of our southern border wall.

Bait and switch:
How Senators Warnock and Ossoff Voted to Hurt Georgia and Help New York and California.  Georgia voters who helped turn this state blue, for now, should feel cheated.  President Biden came to campaign for Senator Raphael Warnock and Senator Jon Ossoff in the runoff elections.  Biden told you to vote for these men in his stump speech if you wanted $2000 stimulus checks.  How is that going for those of you who believed it?  Now the stimulus checks are $1400 and get smaller at higher incomes until they disappear.

Contrary to Biden's Executive Orders, There Is No Climate Crisis.  The Biden administration has hit the ground running, issuing more than 50 executive orders in its first three weeks.  Many of these orders have been aimed at reversing the environmental policies of the preceding administration.  The United States is back under the strictures of the Paris climate accord, for instance, and the Keystone XL pipeline is now canceled.  With the stroke of a pen, President Biden has put thousands of people out of work and halted the development of new oil and gas activity on federal lands.  A week after the inauguration, another executive order made climate change an essential part of not only U.S. foreign policy but also national security policy.  But none of this economic carnage or policy misdirection was necessary.  These executive actions assume that the planet has little time left to avoid catastrophic change.  But since the late 19th century, the global average temperature has risen a mere 1.2 degrees to 1.5 degrees Celsius.  In addition, even if the goals of the Paris accord are met, global temperature increases would still only be on the order of 1.0 degree Celsius or so by the year 2100 — and that is being generous with the models.

Google and Urban Dictionary censor 'Blue Anon' following widespread mockery of left-wing conspiracy theories.  The life of new term "Blue Anon" in the online Urban Dictionary was short-lived.  After emerging on social media and landing in a spot in the slang-term glossary on Saturday, it was quickly purged.  A Google search brings up nothing on the term other than brand name ski gear.  Jack Posobiec pointed out the deletion from Urban Dictionary:  "I have never even heard of a word being banned from Urban Dictionary before the banned Blue Anon."  A search of the dictionary for the term comes up short.  editor Ian Miles Cheong was the first to notice the disappearance of the term from a Google search.

Blue Anon, leftist Q-type conspiracy theory, sweeps the nation as Big Tech buries it.  On March 6th, Blue Anon was added to the Urban Dictionary; by Sunday March 7th, the listing had been removed.  Additionally, if readers wish to research Blue Anon, don't use Google; Google won't display any search results for the term that's obviously triggered leftsists. [...] If readers want to learn more about Blue Anon, they will have to utilize Duck Duck Go or a darker search engine; the media is working hard to erase the term itself.  Before Google and Facebook scrubbed the internet of Blue Anon, the most popular Blue Anon incidents of the last year were recounted by Michael Savage as part of the conspiratorial movement.
  •   Russia Hoax
  •   Jussie Smollett hoax
  •   Ukraine hoax
  •   Covington kids hoax
  •   Brett Kavanaugh hoax
The largest conspiracy perpetrated by Blue Anon's this year, however, is the idea that conservatives are plotting mass riots and a hostile takeover of the US Capitol, while BLM riots rage on across the country.

Psaki Doubles Down:  Says Biden Deserves Full Vaccine Credit, Suggests Trump Responsible For 'Half A Million' Deaths.  Now that several states are rolling back COVID restrictions and mask orders by citing the distribution of the vaccines, the Biden regime is determined to hog the credit to itself.  Rather than take the high road by giving former President Trump some credit for setting vaccine production in motion with Operation Warp Speed, Biden's team is refusing to acknowledge the efforts of his predecessor who was faced with a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.  Earlier this week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki oozed contempt for Trump during her daily presser when asked by a reporter whether the Biden should acknowledge the contributions of his predecessor.

'Blue Anon' Strikes a Nerve — Naturally, Big Tech Is Trying to Censor It.  A new term has entered the political lexicon in recent months, and it appears to have left-wing activists sputtering with rage.  Conservatives on social media have been using "Blue Anon" to describe Democrats who believe in various government-sanctioned conspiracy theories, leading some on the Left to attempt to censor the potent term.  The very first sighting of "Blue Anon" on Twitter was in August 2018, according to the pseudonymous Twitter user "Max Nordau."  Aaron Maté, a left-wing investigative journalist, and the Federalist's Mollie Hemingway helped popularize the term two years later.

Conservatives snicker as Urban Dictionary censors term 'BLUE ANON,' the hot new label for left-wing conspiracy theorists.  Conservatives chalked up a victory in the battleground of pejorative labels, concluding that the trending 'Blue Anon' branding of left-wing conspiracy theorists is sufficiently stinging after the term earned censorship bona fides.  The term made it into the online Urban Dictionary of slang words and phrases earlier this week, only to be removed by Sunday.  A search of the term, a play on 'QAnon' that has been used increasingly in recent months to mock leftists, now comes up empty.  Previously, the dictionary showed a definition for Blue Anon, noting that it's "a loosely organized network of Democrat voters, politicians and media personalities who spread left-wing conspiracy theories, such as the Russia hoax, Jussie Smollett hoax, Ukraine hoax, Covington kids hoax and Brett Kavanaugh hoax."  Conservatives interpreted the attempted disappearing of Blue Anon as a sign of success.  "Wokies at Urban Dictionary zapped Blue Anon because it was too powerful," journalist Jack Posobiec said Sunday on Twitter.  Others predicted a 'Streisand effect', when attempts to hide something inadvertently bring more attention and interest to it.

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Maybe that's why it has been restored on Urban Dictionary.  (See below.)

Blue-anon definition
Urban Dictionary definition of "blue anon".  Now back on line, as of 3/8/2021.

A Step Forward — Adding "Blue Anon" to the Political Lexicon to Stigmatize Idiot Pundits on the Left.  All conservatives have lived for years with the media stigmatizing every non-Democrat/liberal point of view with being somehow sympathetic to "QAnon" — whatever that might be.  Whatever "QAnon" began as — someone with a "Q" level security clearance who began posting provocative conspiracy theories on the internet about the "Deep State" suggesting they had some form of inside information is the best I've ever been able to pin down its origins — it was transmogrified by the left-wing media establishment into some "catch-all" classification for all non-conformist political and social conservative movement adherents that had to be expressly disavowed in order to be accepted into polite political commentary.  The "worst" of the "QAnon" conspiracy traffickers were hung around the necks of all conservatives who might have found some aspects of the non-mainstream conspiracy viewpoints as interesting and worthy of consideration and debate.

New term 'Blue Anon' [was] invented to describe Democrats' nutty conspiracy theories.  Many Republicans' theories that are a little bit "out there" have been lumped together under QAnon.  Now, people can do the same for people on the other side of the political fence by calling them "Blue Anon".  "Blue Anon" has been officially entered into Urban Dictionary.  Urban Dictionary is the number one go-to site for researching slang terms in the English language.  Contained within the Urban Dictionary definition are many of the top conspiracy theories bought into frequently by registered Democrats.

Ladies And Gentlemen, We Did It.  New Term Invented 'Blue Anon' To Describe Democrats' Nutty Conspiracy Theories.  Many Republicans' theories that are a little bit "out there" have been lumped together under QAnon.  Now, people can do the same for people on the other side of the political fence by calling them "Blue Anon".

Conservatives snicker as Urban Dictionary censors term 'BLUE ANON,' the hot new label for left-wing conspiracy theorists.  Conservatives chalked up a victory in the battleground of pejorative labels, concluding that the trending 'Blue Anon' branding of left-wing conspiracy theorists is sufficiently stinging after the term earned censorship bona fides.  The term made it into the online Urban Dictionary of slang words and phrases earlier this week, only to be removed by Sunday [3/7/2021].  A search of the term, a play on 'QAnon' that has been used increasingly in recent months to mock leftists, now comes up empty.

FBI Investigation Finds No Evidence Any Republican Member of Congress Aided Capitol Rioters but the Damage Is Done.  The last of the Capitol rioters had barely vacated the premises when Nancy Pelosi's allies began slandering their Republican colleagues, claiming that Republican members of Congress had taken an active role in permitting the demonstrators... indeed, if they were BLM demonstrators, we would be calling them "peaceful"... to enter the Capitol.  Baseless allegations were made that some Republican members of Congress allowed rioters to enter the Capitol by having them issued visitor's passes.

Merrick Garland Testifies That Antifa Attacks Against Portland Federal Courthouse Probably Not Domestic Terrorism.  During Merrick Garland Senate Judiciary Confirmation hearing earlier today [2/22/2021], Garland testified that Antifa violence against law enforcement at the Portland Federal Courthouse may not be domestic terrorism since it happened at night.  His rationale appears to be that there was no intent to disrupt government or threaten lives, however the courthouse is occupied 24/7.

Insurrection, 2016.  The Democrats' pompous characterization of the mini-riot at the Capitol on January 6 as an "insurrection" is a transparent political ploy.  The idea of appointing a "9/11-style" commission to investigate a riot in which no one was killed or seriously injured by the rioters is self-refuting.  How about a "9/11-style" commission to investigate the murders of Trump supporters in Portland and Denver during the campaign?  Or the people who died in the Minneapolis riots?  That would make more sense.  Actually, if you want to talk about insurrection, the violence and violent rhetoric that the Democratic Party marshaled after Donald Trump's election in 2016 more nearly fits the definition.

Judge Orders Biden State Department to Turn Over Psaki Email Pertaining to Big Iran Lie.  [Scroll down]  Fox then later discovered that exchange between [Jen] Psaki and [James] Rosen then mysteriously edited out from the video on the State Department's official website and Youtube channel.  Eight minutes including that part and other comments on the Iran Deal were replaced with a white-flash effect.  The Obama Administration initially denied it was deliberate, blaming it on a "glitch."  But they later were forced to admit that the very same day of the comments, a video editor got a call from a State Department official to eliminate that portion of the briefing from the video.  But don't worry, even though it was deliberately done and they lied about it being a glitch, they don't lie, said John Kirby, by then the State Department spokesperson.  Nor did they think it was important to figure out who ordered it to be edited because "there were no rules in place" about such things at the time.

Media Memoryholes the Sicknick Story.  During his Senate testimony, FBI Director Christopher Wray publicly admitted his agency does not know how Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died.  "We're not at a point where we can disclose or confirm the cause of death," Wray, clearly uncomfortable, told Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) on Tuesday morning [3/2/2021].  Unfortunately, no one on the Senate Judiciary Committee confronted Wray with the now-retracted story that Officer Sicknick was murdered by Trump supporters using a fire extinguisher.  Republicans missed a golden opportunity not just to expose the New York Times' primary role in seeding the bogus account but also to confront their Democratic colleagues who voted to convict Donald Trump partially based on the notion his comments on January 6 led to the death of a police officer.  "The insurrectionists killed a Capitol Police officer by striking him in the head with a fire extinguisher," according to the House Democrats' impeachment memo.  But suddenly, the news media have lost all interest in what happened to Sicknick.  After nonstop coverage — including somber videos of the police procession in his honor and a memorial in the Capitol Rotunda, attended by Joe Biden, just days before the impeachment trial began in February — major news organizations have memoryholed the initial account about the fire extinguisher; some apparently have forgotten about Sicknick altogether.

Ron Johnson Gets FBI to Admit That No Firearms Were Seized During the Capitol Riot.  Ever since the riot in the US Capitol on January 6, we have struggled to find out exactly what happened there.  As time goes on, we are finding that just about everything we were told about that event is false.  We know, for instance, that one of the rioters, the one who took the video of the execution of Ashli Babbitt, was on the payroll of CNN and NBC, see ["]Leftist Videographer John Sullivan Was Paid by Major Media Organizations for Footage of the Capitol Unrest["].  We know that Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick was not beaten to death, and we also know that nearly two months after his death, the FBI still refuses to give a cause of death or charge anyone with a crime, see ["]FBI Director Wray Is Asked About Brian Sicknick's Cause of Death, His Response Is Just Not Acceptable["].  We know there were no "kill teams" looking for Mike Pence or anyone else.  We know the guys with zip ties picked them up from where Capitol Police dropped them.  We have yet to see any evidence that any member of Congress or senator aided the rioters.

Merrick Garland Is in the Dark about Antifa.  [Scroll down]  Seriously, if you watched only the carefully curated national news, you'd have gotten the impression that (a) Antifa doesn't exist; (b) Antifa is a civic betterment movement led by the public-spirited Wall of Moms; and (c) The peaceful protesters of Antifa were the Gandhi-like victims of Trumpian brutality.  On the other hand, some of us who are Pacific time zone night owls watched hundreds of Andy Ngo videos of what was happening in Seattle and Portland during the wee hours long after the national media had called a lid on their coverage of the Peaceful Protests.  In Ngo's simple video footage, the Antifada sure looked extremist and terrorizing.

A culture of lies.  Almost everything you are being told to believe by the mainstream media is a lie.  The legacy media has long since chosen sides and will brazenly cover up anything that could reflect poorly on Democrats, yet will assiduously traffic in any and all innuendo, hearsay, and slander that they feel will harm Republicans/conservatives/Trump supporters.  They gleefully promulgate prevarication in their unending quest to damage Democrats' political opponents.  Hatred-addled late night television hosts compete to see who can spout the most ignorant inanities.  Colleges and universities no longer care about providing their students a well-rounded, classical education.  They care only of indoctrinating them into the anti-West, anti-capitalist, anti-Christian ideology of multiculturalism and Critical Race Theory, or CRT.  Big, multinational corporations now reflexively parrot the false rot emanating from Big Academia.  And Big Tech now silences, stifles and cancels anyone who believes in the founding principles of the United States, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights.

Democracy has already been undermined by the Left's behavior since 2016.  [Scroll down]  Over-caffeinated twenty-somethings trolling social media from anonymous office buildings in St. Petersburg (the Russian original, not the one with the MLB team) really don't have the power to steer the American vote with memes and illiterate blog posts that do nothing more than reflect sentiments Americans already hold.  Being scared about this, feeling "democracy" to be undermined by it, requires imagining that it's happening.  It's not even clear it ever really did.  Sure, memes were posted on social media by "inauthentic" accounts, if we can believe Facebook and Twitter.  Let's stipulate to that so we can move on.  But it turned out in 2016 that hardly any of this trolling fare posted by Russian actors was seen before the U.S. election.  Your vote can't be influenced by something you haven't even seen.

Gaslighting Biden White House Calls COVID Bill With Zero GOP Support "Bipartisan".  Democrats love to redefine words to suit their purposes, and the latest example of this from the Biden White House is a doozy.  They are reportedly calling the Democrat-only support for Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID (aka the Pelosi Payoff) bill "bipartisan."  Both Democrats and Republicans have long abused the word, of course.  Legislation passed with a mere handful of — or even only one or two — opposition party votes is hailed as "bipartisan" because politicians understand that a good segment of the American people prefer legislation that is not rammed through by one party.  The Biden White House is taking this one step further.

The Shame of Joe Biden.  Politicians are not, in general, renowned for honesty.  Spin is universal and exaggeration goes with the territory.  But actual lying — [...] about an important public issue — is relatively uncommon.  Unless we are talking about Joe Biden.  During the campaign, Biden absurdly alleged that President Trump had mishandled the COVID epidemic, and therefore had murdered the several hundred thousand Americans who allegedly died from that disease.  The theory was that if Trump had done something differently [...] the U.S. would have been the only country on Earth with zero Wuhan deaths.  Reporters went along with Biden's fantasy.  Since his inauguration, Biden has continued his assault on his predecessor by claiming, repeatedly, that little was going on with regard to vaccinations until he took office, and that the Trump administration "had no plan" to effectuate vaccinations.  This, too, is a [...] lie.  Biden repeated it today [2/25/2021].

The Government Censors Are Here.  Congressional Democrats are demanding to know what communications giants such as Comcast and AT&T are going to do about "the spread of dangerous misinformation."  How quickly this country is descending into an authoritarian regime where the government controls speech and the flow of information.  Ahead of a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday [2/24/2021], California Democratic Reps.  Anna G. Eshoo and Jerry McNerney wrote a letter to Comcast, AT&T, Spectrum, Dish, Verizon, Cox, Altice, Roku, Amazon, Apple, Google, and Hulu.  According to the New York Times, which says it has reviewed the correspondence, the pair is not pleased that "the cable, satellite and over-the-top companies that disseminate these media outlets" — likely referring to Fox News, One America News Network, and Newsmax — "have done nothing in response to the misinformation aired by these outlets."

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Late-night TV "comedians" spread "dangerous misinformation" and nobody's trying to silence them.  John Kerry says we only have nine years left to avoid a climate catastrophe.  That's dangerous misinformation, too.  CNN is a fountain of misinformation.  Several other "mainstream" news outlets are, also.

Brainwashing Achieved!  Democrat Voters Overwhelmingly Believe "Trump Supporters" Are The #1 Problem In The Country.  The #1 goal of the liberal media ever since Trump came down the escalator in June of 2015 was to smear his supporters as "racists, bigots, sexist, deplorable scum of the earth".  In early 2021, they added "domestic terrorist" to the list.  Sadly, according to a brand new poll, the media smear campaign has proved to be effective.  A new poll from Echelon Insights shows that the #1 "concern" for Democrat voters is "Trump supporters".  Yes, really.  Not police brutality, gun violence, healthcare, student debt, or 7 of the other items they were asked about.  Trump supporters. [...] The media makes the money machine churn when they can divide the people, and the results of this poll show they are doing an exceptional job.

Biden Falsely Labels Police, Military Veterans As 'White Supremacists'.  Joe Biden has accused military veterans and retired police officers of so-called "white supremacy" in a grievous insult to servicemen and women.  "The impact of former military, former police officers, on the growth of white supremacy in some of these groups... it is a bane on our existence... these guys and woman are, in fact, demented," he stated during a CNN Town Hall.  Biden's remarks sparked fury among veteran and police groups who said they didn't serve and protect this country to become subject to a political smear campaign.  In that same interview, Biden falsely labeled patriotic groups as "domestic terrorists" while ignoring the threats posed by groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

After Shocking Attacks On Elderly Asians, Activists Hold A Rally Against 'White Supremacy' (There's Just One Problem).  Earlier this month I wrote about a brutal attack in San Francisco that really shocked people around the country.  An 84-year-old man named Vicha Ratanapakdee, an immigrant from Thailand who was nearly blind, was knocked to the ground by a 19-year-old man later identified as Antoine Watson.  The unprovoked attack was caught on video.  [Video clip]  Ratanapakdee was taken to a hospital with a head injury and later died.  His family described what happened to him as a hate crime because they believed he was targeted because of his race.  Antoine Watson was captured and charged with murder and elder abuse.  He has pleaded not guilty. [...] In response to all of these violent, senseless attacks on Asian people, activists in New York organized a rally against white nationalism. [...] There's just one problem with this.  All of the attackers involved in these three, high profile attacks were black men.

Biden's big con — here's what president, Democrats afraid to tell you about COVID, the economy.  Joe Biden is conning the American people.  He is lying about COVID and he is lying about the economy.  We are not in the midst of a dark long winter.  We are on the cusp of a bounteous blooming spring.  President Biden doesn't want you to know the good news.  Why?  Because then you will refuse to write him and his Democrat colleagues a big fat $1.9 trillion blank check.  And, because if the virus disappears in the next few months, even the most gullible CNN-watching Biden groupie will know that Donald J. Trump conquered COVID, not Joe Biden.  Some radicals might even conclude that President Trump's Operation Warp Speed has delivered a miracle.  Consider the facts.  COVID cases have dropped by more than 70% in recent weeks, more than the "experts" predicted.  Fatalities, which lag cases, are also plummeting.  Vaccine delivery is ramping up, and already some 15% of Americans have received a shot.

Boycott the Gaslight Media and Save America.  [Scroll down]  A recent example of this tactic is the reporting in the immediate days following the breach of the Capitol on January 6th of this year.  The incident was almost instantaneously characterized as an "armed insurrection."  Five people were said to have been murdered in the mayhem.  Supposedly, a policeman was savagely beaten to death with a fire extinguisher by a Trump supporter, and this was widely reported in the New York Times and throughout the media.  All the so-called insurgents were branded as Trump supporters (i.e., domestic terrorists) who were incited by President Trump's speech to go on a murderous rampage and threaten the lives of Senators and Representatives.  President Trump had blood on his hands, therefore, impeachment and a permanent sanction against his seeking the presidency in the future was an absolute necessity. [...] Since the initial reporting, the truth has slowly leaked out, primarily through the alternative media.  We now know:
  [#1]   That the FBI and other agencies as well as Congressional leaders were aware prior to the riot that militant and extremist groups were planning to cause chaos and breach the Capitol.  Thus, President Trump could not have incited the mayhem.
  [#2]   That no one was murdered by demonstrators, and Officer Sicknick was not killed by a Trump supporter with a fire extinguisher but died of natural causes or exposure to tear gas.
  [#3]   That three of the people supposedly murdered died of natural causes outside the Capitol building.
  [#4]   That there was no "armed insurrection" as no one has been charged with using a firearm inside the Capitol, further, no demonstrator has been identified as even carrying a gun inside the building.
  [#5]   That Congressional leaders, primarily Nancy Pelosi, deliberately tied the hands of the Capital Hill police and refused to call in additional police support or the National Guard.

A Very Convenient Narrative Shift on COVID Is Suddenly Happening.  Because I'm more than a year old, I'm old enough to remember the days of Joe Biden promising to "crush" the virus the day he took office.  For most of the 2020 campaign season, the current president asserted that Trump had the ability to do so much more than he was but that he was simply choosing not to do so.  That become a common media narrative as well, as every single COVID death was hung around Trump's neck as if he had personally murdered all of them.  With Biden becoming president, though, we are seeing a sudden shift in the narrative. [...] Whenever a Republican is in charge, Democrats assert that the government not only can, but must solve every issue, down to stopping hurricanes from hitting the country.  Yet, the moment a Democrat takes over, there's just not much they can do about anything.  Like a leaf in the wind, they are at the mercy of the uncontrollable forces which surround them.

No Proof January 6 Was an 'Armed Insurrection'.  The media continue to promote any number of fabricated storylines intended to bolster the laughable narrative of an "insurrection" occurring at the Capitol.  The concocted account of the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick recently fell apart; the New York Times, after pressure from outlets including American Greatness, effectively retracted its January 8 article claiming Sicknick was killed by a fire extinguisher at the hands of Trump "loyalists."  So now it's time to straighten out another twisted tale animating the folklore of January 6:  The idea the random chaos amounted to an "armed insurrection." Hundreds of crazed Trumpists carrying deadly weapons, the public believes, stormed the Capitol to injure or kill senators, representatives, and even Vice President Mike Pence in order to avenge a "stolen" election.  Most news outlets — as they did with the coverage of Sicknick's death — unflinchingly repeat the "armed insurrection" trope, which can be traced back to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's January 7 press conference.

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Julie Kelly:  Feds Keep Claiming It Was an "Armed Insurrection.".  How could it have been an "armed insurrection" when none of the "insurrectionists" were carrying arms? [...] This is an occupation government.  This is a lying, brazenly corrupt repressive government.  It is not of the people, nor by the people, and certainly not for the people.

Joe Biden Falsely Claims Trump Had No Vaccine Distribution Plan.  CLAIM: "Just over four weeks ago, America had no real plan to vaccinate most of the country." — President Joe Biden   VERDICT:  MOSTLY FALSE.  Trump had a plan that was complicated by the diverse policies of state governments.  Biden, speaking at a Pfizer manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Friday [2/19/2021] claimed that President Donald Trump had left him no plan for the distribution of coronavirus vaccines.

Lies About Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick Ominously Foreshadow Democrats' 'Truth Commission.  Democrats' calls for an indefinite commission to investigate the non-leftist Capitol riot should prepare you for another multi-year Russia collusion hoax-style narrative with intricate webs of players, evidence, and lies.  One of the key facts in this accelerated use of police powers against Democrats' political opposition is the death of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick.  As Tristan Justice explained Monday, Democrats used Sicknick's death in the aftermath of the riot to help construct their narrative of murderous Trump-supporting thugs attempting an "insurrection."  Five people died related to the Jan. 6 violence, including Sicknick.  Three died of "medical emergencies," not violence.  One, Ashli Babbit, was a rioter shot by police as she attempted to enter the Speaker's Lobby inside the Capitol.  Sicknick's is the only death that could directly implicate the rioters in "murder."

Liberals Make Asinine COVID Comparisons with Gov. Abbott Telling Texas to Stay Home Due to Weather.  Texas has been hit hard with a once-in-a-generation snowstorm that has reached all parts of the state.  Due to the power outages and the hazardous road conditions that have caused multiple crashes and left motorists stranded, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has told people to stay home.  This unique and deadly situation the state is dealing with was seen as an opportunity by some liberals on social media to mock Abbott's call for caution by comparing it to Texas' loose COVID-19 restrictions.  [Tweets]  What seems to be lost on those making the comparison is that there have been deadly crashes, such as the one that occurred in Fort Worth.  The massive pile-up, which happened in part from the ice on the road, resulted in over 130 vehicles crashing and six deaths, according to NBCDFW.

Vaccines, Schools And Racist Insurance: 'Fact-Checking' Biden's Town Hall Claims.  On Tuesday evening [2/16/2021], President Joe Biden traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to participate in a CNN Presidential Town Hall — his first as President of the United States.  Speaking with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Biden fielded questions from audience members, some of whom voted for him and some of whom did not.  In a similar fashion to Biden's television appearances while on the campaign trail, and the first days of his administration, the town hall event was dripping with falsehoods and misleading arguments.

Fact Check?  Kamala Lies to Axios with 'Start from Scratch' Vaccine Claim that Fauci Debunked.  Isn't it fascinating that the liberal media lectures us about all the dangers of misinformation about the coronavirus, but now the Biden-Harris team just keeps repeating nonsense about how they had to start "from scratch" on the vaccine?  That there was "no plan"?  Even after CNN fell on its face running this claim from an anonymous source, only to be corrected by media darling Anthony Fauci, Vice President Kamala Harris said it out loud to Axios reporter and co-founder Mike Allen for the website's HBO show.  Allen just accepted this garbage.  [Video clip]

Whataboutism Is A Nonsense Word That Defends Hypocrisy.  There is obvious hypocrisy at work comparing the single riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and the summer of violence the nation endured last year.  For progressives this is easy.  They think the violent protests of 2020 were fine.  But anti-Trump conservatives can't really do that.  They don't support Vice President Kamala Harris helping to bail out rioting arsonists and know that if Trump had done anything like it he would have been crucified for it when Harris clearly wasn't.  To get themselves out of this dilemma they appeal to "whataboutism."  The idea has its roots in the Soviet Union, which would use it to deflect from its own horrible actions by pointing to bad actions done by the United States.  It is a version of the tu quoque logical fallacy, but with a big difference.  In the latter, a personal failing of the person making the accusation is appealed to, not an apples to apples comparison of events with similar contexts.  Comparing the way this summer's riots were dealt with and how the Capitol riot is being dealt with is not a fallacy, it's how logic works.  In every aspect of our lives, from law, to science, to medicine, to child-rearing, and relationships, we compare similar past situations when making a current choice.

Post-impeachment, NYT retracts story about Officer Sicknick killed by Trumpster with fire extinguisher.  Somewhere out there, there's an amazingly sinister story to be told about what happened in the series of events on Jan. 6 leading up to impeachment.  Because fresh after the slapdash, failed second impeachment of President Trump, the New York Times has withdrawn the rawest element of its story, the anonymously sourced claim that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was killed by one of President Trump's supporters who hurled a fire extinguisher at him. [...] Revolver has an account that Sicknick was alive and well as the riot went on, and creepily enough, reported dead before his death happened.  His family was taking calls from the press about it and at the time, they had every indication to think he was alive.  If that's true, something really sinister may be going on.  Recall also, that Sicknick's death, which wasn't from a fire extinguisher, but now "due to injuries sustained while on duty" drew a huge, massive funeral, with the man lying in state in the Capitol.  The unprecedented show was held that way as a means to advance the narrative that Trump was a killer.

MAGA Blood Libel:  Why Are They Hiding The Medical Report?  [Scroll down]  Narrative 1.0 absolutely saturated the airwaves, editorials, and social media.  Every MSM outlet from USAToday to the NY Post to the Daily Dot repeated that Sicknick was "bludgeoned by a fire extinguisher."  Not "sources say."  Not "many believe" — just a totally unqualified, unequivocal statement of fact.  In an unforgivable shocker, the House Trial Memorandum itself, which sets forth the very impeachment charges for which the 45th President stands accused, names Trump liable for "insurrectionists" that "killed a Capitol police officer by striking him in the head with a fire extinguisher."  Their source?  The New York Times.  But the toilet paper Times left a real stinker inside this one.  Because every claim they made, every detail conveyed, was a lie.  Law enforcement officials now tell CNN that there was no fire extinguisher blow, no bloody gash, and no blunt force trauma to Sicknick's body when he died.  Not only that, but it is increasingly unclear when, where and if Sicknick was even rushed to the hospital.

Report: 'At Least a Dozen' Republican Senators Walked Out of Impeachment Trial.  At least a dozen Republican Senators reportedly walked out of the Senate impeachment trial on Thursday, after lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) tried to argue that years of Trump rallies were incitement to violence.  National Review reporter John McCormack reported several Republican Senators left the chamber during part of Raskin's presentation, and missed the subsequent argument of Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), who argued that Trump was a future danger.  [Tweets]  Raskin tried to claim that Trump's speech on January 6 incited the Capitol riot because he had spent years encouraging supporters to commit acts of violence, or condoning past acts of violence, often using specific coded language to do so.

Screaming Match Unfolds After Juan Williams Accuses Co-Hosts Of Supporting Jan. 6th Riot.  On Wednesday, Juan Williams lied on national TV by saying that his co-hosts on 'The Five' supported the violence that occurred at the Capitol on January 6th.  After his blatant lie, Williams' co-hosts fired back and a shouting match erupted.  "Let me tell you!  Facing the truth is the way that we solve this!  This is the way we bring the country together," Williams began shouting.  "Ignoring the problems is never the way to solve them!," he added.  "You shouldn't be impugning our intentions, Juan!  That's the problem!," Gutfeld shouted back.

House Democrats Forced To Admit They're Peddling Fake News During Impeachment Hearing.  On Wednesday, the Democratic House impeachment managers were forced to withdraw evidence in their case against former President Donald Trump after they were called out for peddling fake news.  The impeachment managers claimed that President Trump had mistakenly called Senator Mike Lee on the evening of January 6th and thought he was talking to Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville.  "He dialed Senator Lee by accident, and Senator Lee describes it that he had just ended a prayer in the Senate chamber," claimed impeachment manager David Cicilline (D-RI).  Cicilline then said that the President told Tuberville to "make further objections" to Biden's electors as Senator Lee "stood by."

A Reminder of Dems Hypocritical History of Undermining the Results of the Election of Donald Trump.  Do Democrats have 15 second memories?  For surely, they must think that we do, if they think we forgot what happened and what they did around the 2016 election and afterward.  One of the most ironic things about Democrats saying anything about the GOP questioning election results is how for more than four years, Democrats did everything they could do undermine the duly-elected President, Donald Trump, and not just question the results, but try to change them.  Democrats weaponized the dossier which was then pass onto the FBI and the media, helping to divide the country and pushing the idea that the president was somehow a foreign agent.  There are a lot of Democrats who still believe this fiction.  There were Democrats who objected to the electoral count of Trump, some basing claims, falsely, on "Russian interference" in the actual election.

Six of the Democrats' Arguments for Disqualifying Trump From Seeking Office Again.  House prosecutors argued Wednesday [2/10/2021] that former President Donald Trump not only is responsible for the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol but was involved in a "premeditated" effort after he "ran out of nonviolent measures" to keep power. [...] Trump intentionally pushed the violence in Washington to hold onto power, argued Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., an impeachment manager with a reputation as a "Twitter troll" critical of Trump.  "How did our exceptional country get to the point where a violent mob attacked our Capitol, murdering a police officer, assaulting over 140 other officers?" Lieu asked.  "How did we get to the point where rioters desecrated, defiled, and dishonored your Senate chamber, where the very place in which you sit became a crime scene and where National Guard troops still patrol outside wearing body armor?" he asked.  Lieu then answered his questions, saying it happened because Trump was unwilling to let go of power after losing an election.

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[#1] The only time the Democrats claim that America is an "exceptional country" is when they're attacking Trump.  [#2] Nobody murdered a police officer in the January 6 riot.  A police officer died after he left the riot and had a stroke.  [#3] The people who "assault[ed] over 140 other officers" were probably all Antifa and BLM infiltrators and agitators.  [#4] The "National Guard troops still patrol outside wearing body armor" entirely because Democrats are using them as props.  [#5] Trump was unwilling to let go of power after NOT losing an election.  The election was stolen.  Trump was trying to retain that which was his.

The Strange House Democrat Impeachment Claim of an "Armed" Crowd.  The House Democrat impeachment arguments are terrible.  But there's one odd thing that stands out in their word salads of innuendo and conjecture.  "Against this backdrop, President Trump addressed a crowd that he knew was armed and primed for violence," the House Democrat impeachment managers wrote in their rebuttal.  "When he stood at the podium before thousands of his supporters, President Trump knew that they were armed and that they were angry."  These two references to an "armed crowd" are strange because no one has been accused of opening fire at the Capitol Riot.  Even the worst actors seem to have resorted to using the usual rioter tools, sprays, poles, shields, and assorted objects that were weaponized, but were not weapons.  The tactical group that set out to breach the Capitol was well prepared but used no firearms to achieve its goals.  And it planned its attack days before the event and started it while President Trump was speaking.  What are House Democrats talking about?  As usual, no one seems to know or care.  Not even them.

The left's weaponization of the term 'conspiracy theory'.  Oh, you're skeptical of the COVID vaccine's effectiveness and safety?  What are you, a crazy conspiracy nut?  You think the election was stolen from Trump?  What baseless nonsense!  Hmm?  George Soros is behind much of the chaos we currently observe?  Get out of here, you anti-Semitic racist!  Those are just a few examples of how the left fallaciously wants to use choice terms to hastily shut down the opposition.  Talk of conspiracy theories has even spread to encompass religious topics, with creationists now accused of buying into a conspiracy theory.

How did we go so wrong?  Today, we have a political party in power that throws around words like "science" but deliberately ignores actual scientific methods and evidence, and tries to convince us that boys can be girls just by saying so; that babies in the womb aren't actually people; that homosexuality is somehow not a choice, despite no evidence to the contrary; and that "peaceful protests" can include arson, looting, shootings, and even death.  Our culture and our nation are being infected from a self-inflicted wound, perpetrated by elected foolish and selfish elected representatives who cater to feelings not facts.  Welcome to the modern Democratic party.

Jake Tapper and Chris Hayes Lose Their Minds 'Inciting' Against GOP And Reveal Next Step to Control the Narrative.  [Scroll down]  The GOP got "hundred of thousands of Americans" killed?  When did that happen?  "Then helped a deadly attack on the Capitol."  No, as far as I know, the GOP denounced any violence and were themselves threatened with a bomb at the RNC.  No, actually there wasn't "unprecedented death" for a pandemic.  Unfortunately, there are deaths in a pandemic as there have been all over the world.  Had Trump not been in power, if Biden had been there, it would have been far worse.  Biden wouldn't have cut off travel with China and it would have been exponentially worse.  "Destruction and misery and mourning."  Yes, there was a lot of that from mostly Democratic lockdowns, where Democrats denied aid, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proved, until after the election, exacting the most harm to the economy believing it could adversely affect President Donald Trump.  There was also a lot of that during the BLM/Antifa riots that the Democrats not only failed to condemn, but actually embraced by donating to a rioter bail fund, supporting violent rioters over the people and the police being harmed, and attacking efforts to curtail the riots by law enforcement and the federal government.

Maxine Waters denies ever encouraging violence against Republicans.  We are currently being governed by a class of people who believe:
  •   Focusing obsessively on race, and classifying people solely by racial characteristics, is "anti-racist."
  •   Violent cadres of masked people attacking their political enemies, burning buildings, and engaging in violent censorship are "anti-fascists."
  •   People can change their sex at will because of their feelings, a subset of which is the assertion that men can have babies.
  •   Ending punishments for criminals (no bail arrests, decarceration, etc.) will end crime.
  •   Humans the power to affect the earth's climate, a dynamic system that has been changing endlessly for 4.5 billion years.
  •   A welfare state can survive an open border.
  •   Introducing millions of unskilled Latin American laborers into America will not have any negative effect on low-income people who are already in America, especially American Blacks.
  •   Forcing employers to pay above-market wages will result in more jobs, not fewer.
  •   A decrepit, corrupt, senile man who campaigned from his basement got more votes than any presidential candidate in American history.
  •   Violent riots across American cities, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, are peaceful protests.
Given this departure from reality, should we really be shocked that Rep. Maxine Waters is denying that she ever called for violence against Republicans?  If you're a conservative, you're familiar with this video:  [Video clip]

California politicians demand grocery stores pay workers more; groceries close instead.  Joe Biden continues to lie about the impact of mandatory higher wages.  Mumbling to President Trump and the American people at the third presidential debate, he had said that "there is no evidence that when you raise the minimum wage, businesses go out of business.  That is simply not true."  He and his team have since reiterated this claim.  This is the same party that asserts that biological sex is a social construct, that the immutable race of a person should be the basis of his worth, and that climate change is an existential threat to the American people.  Congratulations, Democrats:  I no longer feel shock and outrage when you make stupid comments.  I have simply come to expect it.  Still, I am a little worked up over Biden's comments on hourly wages.  His position flies in the face of both basic economic theory and lived empirical realities.

Are we not fact-checking evidence-free claims anymore?  At what point are journalists going to hold Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accountable for her evidence-free conspiracy-mongering? [...] The congresswoman has been on a roll recently, lobbing serious allegations of wrongdoing.  She even claims Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas "almost" had her "murdered." Perhaps unsurprisingly, few, if any, in the press have bothered to challenge what are by all objective standards deadly serious and verifiable accusations.  Indeed, many journalists seem perfectly content merely to repeat the charges and leave it at that.  And that's the obvious problem here, that there is basically no pushback against Ocasio-Cortez from the industry that spent the past four years telling us how good it is at holding the powerful to account.  Who is the police officer in the congresswoman's story?  What is his take on her version of events?  Will he have a chance to defend himself?  Will establishment journalists even bother to uncover his identity?  This is no small thing, accusing a member of the U.S. Capitol police of possibly conspiring with a seditious, murderous mob.

The 'Big Lie' And Big Liars.  There's a media-perpetrated myth that Joe Biden is a moderate; that he's an honest man.  He is not, and never has been.  He's a politician, a Democrat, who now has the authority of the United States government behind him.  The Big Lies are spread daily from the podium of the White House press briefing room.  Jen Psaki and her red hair have returned from a CNN contributor gig, and after disseminating lies for the Obama State Department, this "Ginger Goebbels" freely spouts whatever words fit their needs at the moment.  Unbound by reality or any challenge of the one they paint daily, even when it contradicts the one they painted the day before, the lies just keep getting bigger.  They inherited "no plan" for vaccine distribution?  Schools can't reopen unless billions are spent hiring more teachers when all data shows schools are safe?  But they're the "party of science"?  No lie is too small to tell, none too big to swallow, and none are or will be challenged.

The Enemy Is Us.  [Scroll down]  Since 2016, our President — our Paladin — has been talked about in a manner that most folks wouldn't speak about a GITMO prisoner.  All that started with agencies of the U.S. Government spying on Candidate Trump which resulted in a phony story about Russian "collusion," followed by a sham impeachment trial.  Having no success at removing this upstart President with no previous political experience, the left decided to support widespread rioting, looting, arson, and flat-out assassination of Americans in the street.  All of this over the statistically non-existent issue that falsely claimed police kill Black Americans more than they do whites.

When Resistance Became Sedition and Sedition Became Resistance.  In 2008, "dissent" went from being the "highest form of patriotism", a quote by Communist revisionist historian Howard Zinn that Democrats falsely attributed to Thomas Jefferson, to treason when George W. Bush made way for Barack H. Obama.  The old bumper stickers about the patriotic value of dissent were swiftly replaced with others touting the value of change.  In 2020, resistance just as quickly turned into sedition once the political tables were turned.  In one month, questioning a presidential election went from a commonplace proposition to a shocking attack on our democracy.  And we all know that if President Trump had been inaugurated for a second term, there would be no censorship or censure of the Democrat politicians and pundits claiming that he was only reelected because of Russia or UFOs.  Nor would we be hearing any talk of "sedition" and "insurrection" as if they were bad things.

Are facial recognition programs being used against Trump supporters?  For four years, leftists have been on a maddened rampage of threats, anger, hatred, and actual violence.  Conservatives abided by the law.  However, since taking power in Washington, D.C., the Democrat party has a mission:  It is redefining all 75-80 million Trump supporters as white supremacists and domestic terrorists.  One person's Facebook post suggests that merely attending the Trump rally — and having no connection with the preplanned violence at the Capitol — is enough to get you on a government list. [...] Of that huge number of people, a small fraction went to the Capitol, an even smaller fraction entered the Capitol, and an even smaller fraction engaged in violent behavior.  And it's that last small fraction that gave Democrats the handle they needed to claim that every Trump supporter is a terrorist. [...] The Democrats actually intend to criminalize half the country.  This cannot end well.  The Democrats need to pull back from this behavior.

Democratic Party In Oregon Blames 'Republican Attacks' After Antifa Smashed Its HQ.  Democrats in Oregon have blamed 'Republican attacks' after Antifa smashed up its headquarters last Wednesday [1/20/2021] just hours after Joe Biden was inaugurated.  The Democrat Party Of Oregon released a statement that doesn't even mention left wing violence or Antifa, but instead infers that Republicans are to blame.

Operation Warp Speed staff:  We had 300-plus meetings with Biden's team reviewing the plan.  Did the outgoing Trump administration leave Joe Biden and his COVID-19 team without a plan to deal with the pandemic?  For the first week of the new administration, the messaging has emphasized the absence of any logistical plans, inventory control, or any coherent guidance.  White House officials tell reporters anonymously that the Biden team had to "start from scratch."  That's utter and complete malarkey, officials from Operation Warp Speed tell National Review today.  They held over 300 meetings with Biden's transition team members and laid out a clear plan for them to follow.  Furthermore, the results prove their plan worked.

Obey, America, for Your Own Good!  So, just to be clear about where we now stand:  The Constitution's out sick because of Chinese Flu.  You still get to say and print what you want so long as what you have to say conforms to whatever CNN has to say.  If you stick up for the Founding Fathers who fought for our freedoms, you're likely a "white supremacist," but if you destroy monuments to the Founding Fathers, you're a freedom fighter.  It's patriotic to inform on your neighbors for violating government health decrees but unpatriotic to pray with your neighbors in church.  Rioters who destroy cities are protesting for democracy, but Americans protesting for free and fair elections are threatening democracy.  It's good and noble to burn down buildings around the White House when members of Congress promise to pay for arsonists' bail, but breaching the Capitol perimeter is no less tragic than Pearl Harbor.  Social media protect speech by silencing it.  News corporations protect freedom of the press by urging the censorship of points of view.  Americans can no longer be trusted with guns because they might use them to protect their natural rights.  The only person ever to receive more votes than Donald Trump is Joe Biden, but Americans are supposed to remember at all times that Donald Trump is immensely unpopular while Joe Biden is historically loved.  And so many Americans support the incoming president that he requires a standing army to ensure his safe installation.

America Is (Not So) Slowly Turning Communist Red.  Perhaps the most contemptible action of the Democrats, and there have been so many, is the desire to completely erase Trump and, by extension, his MAGA movement.  So now "more than 250 authors, editors, agents, professors and others in the American literary community signed an open letter this week opposing any publisher who signs book deals with President Donald Trump or members of his administration."  Such actions can only be described as emulating a dog gone mad.  It is rabies of the mind and soul.  Clearly, their politics supersede economics, and everything is upside-down in this madness.  That people involved with ideas and books would inveigh against the publishing of important thoughts is mind-boggling!  Even more disturbing is the ease with which they lie.  For the umpteenth time, Trump did not cage any children; Obama did, but why let the facts get in the way of left-wing censorship?

Rep. Boebert blasts 'baseless' suggestion by Dem lawmaker that she led reconnaissance tour of Capitol.  Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., blasted Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Tuesday over his "baseless" suggestion that she led a group of people who took part in the deadly Jan. 6 riot on a tour of the Capitol building days earlier.  "This claim is absolutely disgusting," Boebert told Fox News Tuesday [1/19/2021].  "It's offensive.  I had my family in the Capitol on January 2nd.  I brought my four sons, my mom, my husband, aunts and uncles to look around the Capitol.  And then on the 3rd, we took some photos together before I was sworn in.  My family left that day."

Retired Firefighter's Life Torn Apart After Twitter Mob Falsely Accuses Him of Murder of Capitol Police Officer.  Folks on social media have been trying to dox people who were at the Trump rally and the Capitol on Jan. 6.  But they're not just going after people who actually violated the law.  They're going after some of the thousands who were there peacefully and were not involved in any illegal acts.  Not to mention because they're not the police, they're going after and wrongly identifying people who were actually not involved at all.

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That's very similar to lynching.

Impeachment, Blame-Casting and Projection.  If you are wondering "why", consider this:  A "Big Steal" requires an even BIGGER justification.

Senator Josh Hawley:  Voicing Election Fraud Concerns is Not Inciting Violence.  Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley said in a recent op-ed that he and others have been wrongly accused of inciting violence simply because they chose to object to the electoral college certification.  "In the past, when Democrats objected, they were praised for standing up for democracy," Hawley wrote in Southeast Missourian.  "In 2005, when Democrats objected to counting Ohio's electoral votes, Nancy Pelosi praised the objections, saying, 'This debate is fundamental to our democracy' and 'we are witnessing democracy at work'."  "This time around, anyone who objected has been called an 'insurrectionist.'  Sadly, much of the media and many members of the Washington establishment want to deceive Americans into thinking those who raised concerns incited violence, simply by voicing the concern," he continued.  "That's false.  And the allegation itself is corrosive and dangerous."

Is Truth Irrelevant?  It is amazing how many people seem to have discovered last Wednesday that riots are wrong — when many of those same people apparently had not noticed that when riots went on, for weeks or even months, in various cities across the country last year.  For too many people, especially in the media, what is right and wrong, true or false, depends on who it helps or hurts politically.  Too many media people who are supposed to be reporters act as if they are combatants in political wars.  Someone once said that, in a war, truth is the first casualty.  That has certainly been so in the media — and in much of academia as well.

Biden:  Trump 'not above the law.  Justice serves the people — it doesn't protect the powerful'.  President-elect Joe Biden said on Twitter Saturday [1/9/2021] that President Trump is "not above the law," after the House announced it would be bringing articles of impeachment on Monday.  "Our president is not above the law," Biden wrote.  "Justice serves the people — it doesn't protect the powerful."  But the president-elect has stopped short of calling for Trump's impeachment.

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Nobody has said that Mr. Trump thinks he is "above the law."  Mr. Biden knows quite well that the powerful are protected by something other than Justice.  (Why isn't Hillary Clinton in prison?  How do BLM rioters escape jail time?)  Mr. Trump is merely objecting, on behalf of ten of millions of voters, to the theft of an election.  Is that an offense worthy of impeachment?

We Will Not Be Lectured by the Violent, Anti-American, Revolutionary Left.  Unlike the "fiery but mostly peaceful protests" that were reported over the summer, the media have been quick to claim that this was not a "mostly peaceful" protest (despite the protestors being, by any estimation, mostly peaceful), but the entire event is being categorized as a bona fide riot that had been fueled by Donald Trump's irresponsible and untruthful rhetoric.  As a matter of scale, we should note that the level of violence and destruction that occurred in Washington since January 6 is some immeasurably tiny fraction of the violence and destruction visited upon cities across America in the orchestrated riots that occurred in the wake of George Floyd's death.  And while the media and its preferred politicians are still actively and outwardly pretending that George Floyd's death has the slightest thing to do with racist police officers (it doesn't, and there is not a single compelling shred of evidence anywhere that it does), the media and its preferred politicians are simultaneously pretending that ordinary American taxpayers have no legitimate reason to be expressing their political outrage in Washington.  That's a contemptible lie.

Instead Of Unity, Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Chose Divisive Lies.  In the aftermath of one of the worst days in modern American history — when violent rioters stormed the US Capitol building — President-elect Joe Biden [...] said that "a group of Black Lives Matter" protesters would have been "treated very, very differently," and that "we all know that's true."  Joe Biden called the difference between how police treated Trump rioters versus Black Lives Matter protesters "unacceptable."  Kamala Harris took this statement one step further by presenting the appalling actions of the rioters as being demonstrative of a wider issue, "a justice system that does not work equally for all."  Setting aside the unbelievable irony that Joe Biden — the author of the 1994 crime bill — and Kamala Harris — a former District Attorney and Attorney General who has jailed more black people than nearly any other American citizen — are assigned authority on "criminal justice reform," it's crucial that we reject these statements for what they are:  racist, inflammatory garbage.  The narrative that the "white pro-Trump rioters" who stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. were treated "better" than "Black Lives Matter protesters" is simply untrue.  Police clashed violently with rioters on January 6th.  One police officer tragically lost his life, and one rioter — an unarmed white woman — was shot and killed.

Our only option is a steady Civil Rights movement to make it illegal, step by step, to do this to us.  [Thread reader] Every person on the left believes they just survived the parallel to the rise of Nazism in Germany and they defeated it.  They stopped it.  They believe all Republicans are 1950's white racists.  They feel empowered to live out their Civil Rights warrior fantasies.  They imagine themselves toppling Jim Crow and the Confederacy and the Nazi army in one swoop and every powerful authority is on their side. [...] They think we are the people in old 1950's photos angrily shouting at black school children.  We are not people to them.  We are symbols of what they feel morally driven to remove from the world.  The most powerful people who influence technology see us the same way.

The Capitol:  So Much Susupicious Evidence.  It's our own fault.  We allowed Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to control the narrative while Google controlled the answers to any questions.  They now believe they can define what happened on January 6, 2021 with impunity and we will accept their lies as truth.  We the people, however, are all too aware of what they are trying to accomplish, having been witness to the Hunter Biden story dissolving into the ether from inaccessibility and the silencing of any dissent as they stole a presidency.  For the entire year, the left has tried to provoke the right into violence.  On Wednesday [1/6/2021], they got what they wished for.  Or conversely, they infiltrated a peaceful demonstration with Antifa and carried out a successful false flag operation.  [They tell us this] was all Trump's fault.  We know this because for the past four years, we have been told everything is Trump's fault.  And I would wager, they will tell us for the next four years, everything is Trump's fault.  As a matter of fact, when someone writes the acknowledged history of the United States of America's Second Civil War, it will be Trump's fault as well.

Abrams Claims Without Evidence She 'Never Challenged' Results of 2018 Election.  Failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D.), who repeatedly questioned the outcome of Georgia's 2018 governor's race, said Monday she "never challenged" the results of the election.  "My questions weren't about the outcome of the election.  I never challenged the numbers," Abrams said on CNN's Cuomo Prime Time.  "I challenged the system, and I fought to make certain that every vote that got cast got counted."  In the weeks following that election, Abrams refused to acknowledge her defeat to Brian Kemp (R.), who won by roughly 55,000 votes.  Instead, she called the election "tainted" and said it "disenfranchised" voters.  Despite her most recent claims, Abrams has for more than two years denied that she lost the election.  Her loss, she told the New York Times in 2019, was "fully attributable to voter suppression."  She later claimed the election was "stolen" from Georgia voters.

Five things CNN might have been thinking when they unexpectedly called out a sleazy Jon Ossoff lie.  Atlanta-headquartered CNN has taken an unexpected role in the upcoming Georgia runoff, which is that of fact-checker ... on Democrat Jon Ossoff. [...] With an election this close and this pivotal, and everyone knowing which side CNN is on, it's natural to wonder what's going on.  Offhand, five theories can be put forward:  First, the ever-shriveling network knows it's shot its credibility wad with listeners as the Democrats' jellyfish ally, everyone knowing that they manipulate the news for leftists.  That may be the result of recent undercover footage by James O'Keefe showing them slanting the news, and packaging it according to the left's "narrative."  Could be a move to regain respectability, which for them is a long climb up.

Jon Ossoff Lies so Brazenly About Kelly Loeffler Even CNN Debunks It.  CNN actually fact-checked a lie told by a Democratic candidate running in one of the most critical races in this election season.  Yes, I know we're all experiencing a bit of cognitive dissonance at the moment, but let's take a look.  Ossoff spoke with Fox News reporter Peter Coocy on Wednesday evening about the upcoming election.  During the exchange, Doocy asked if Ossoff had "any concern that the allegations of wrongdoing by Rev. Warnock could possibly be a drag on the Democratic ticket."  Ossoff responded, stating deceptively that Sen. Kelly Loeffler campaigned with a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Sen. Murphy:  Josh Hawley Is 'Engaged in the Attempted Overthrow of Democracy'.  Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) said Wednesday on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" that his colleague Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is attempting to overthrow democracy by announcing he will object to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's electoral college win in the Senate on January 6.  Mitchell said, "Your Republican colleague Josh Hawley of Missouri announcing today he's going to object to the Electoral College vote certification on January 6.  It's unlikely to change the result, it's not going to happen, but it's going to cause delay, lengthy debate, both Houses in Joint Session.  It's a complicated process that sets off."

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[#1] We live in a democratic republic, not a democracy.  [#2] The people who conspired to introduce massive voter fraud in at least five states are the ones who are subverting democracy and attempting to overthrow President Trump.

What Kamala Harris's big Kwanzaa lie reveals about the media.  [Scroll down]  Fast-forward almost four years and Kamala Harris, the presumed vice president — elect, issued a warm message to celebrants of Kwanzaa.  Harris, who is half-Jamaican, half-Asian Indian, and zero African, remarked in a tweet that Kwanzaa celebrations were one of her many favorite childhood memories, where people across multiple generations would tell stories and light candles.  Harris is obviously lying, as broken down in detail in American Thinker and by The Post Millennial.  She was born just 2 years before Kwanzaa was invented, her non-African ancestors are not associated with celebrating Kwanzaa, and there is abundant evidence of her celebrating Christmas in her childhood with no evidence of her celebrating Kwanzaa.  Yet where is the media's breathless reporting on Harris's obvious lie?  A Google News search for the phrase "Harris Kwanzaa" for the three days since her tweet barely yields 40 results.  No national outlets covered, let alone critiqued, her pandering lie.  Many of the search results were not even related to the same Harris who accused not-racist Joe Biden of forcing a little girl off a school bus for racist reasons, but were instead about someone else named Harris and Kwanzaa.  None of the search results on the first two pages was critical of Harris's obvious lie.

Kamala Harris Gets Absolutely Obliterated After She Releases Video Claiming She Has Celebrated Kwanzaa Since Childhood.  Kamala Harris released a Kwanzaa video this holiday season detailing how she frequently celebrated the holiday as a child.  The video was obviously just more pandering from one of the phoniest politicians in American history.  The Twitter community wasn't having it considering Harris immediately got hammered for her bogus video as people pointed out all the flaws and lies in what Harris had said.

Soviet-Style Media Propaganda in America.  Pick a theme from the last four years:  Trump-Russia collusion, Trump has told a bazillion lies, Trump is an authoritarian, Trump will get us into a war with North Korea, it's impossible for Trump to get a vaccine by the end of the year.  Yada yada yada.  All of these things and more — including themes that have nothing whatsoever to do with Trump — were flatly untrue.  Which, in a society where the media is honest, would have been reported by that media.  A real media this minute would be investigating the results of the 2020 election and whether or not the President and his supporters are correct that there was indeed at least some election fraud.  But, of course, that's not what the media is doing.  They simply ignore the evidence, repeatedly label the very idea of voter fraud "baseless" — and move on.

Are Democrats In Trouble In 2022?  [Scroll down]  [W]hat Democrats like Adam Nagourney determinedly call "protests against police abuses" consist largely of arson, assault and looting.  Nothing says "I'm against police abuses" like looting a pharmacy, liquor store or jewelry store.  There is a reason why countless stores in urban areas were boarded up, and in many cases remain boarded up, and the reason isn't that someone is "protesting against police abuses."  Further, Democrats in a number of cities, like Seattle, Portland, Chicago and Minneapolis, proved to be so sympathetic to rioters that they were unwilling to take effective measures to stop them.  Voters noticed.  One more thing:  Nagourney's statement that riots, looting and arson were "heavily covered on local television" is revealing.  The [New York] Times, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, the broadcast networks and other reliable Democratic outlets tried to suppress information about the riots that took place across the country, precisely so that such information would not damage the Democratic Party.  But they failed, mostly on account of local news coverage, which was less dedicated to the Democratic cause and more interested in letting viewers know what was going on.

How the 'pandemic' will change if/when Biden takes office.  Going forward into 2021, it will be interesting to see just how the left plans to deal with the pseudo-pandemic.  The way I see it, they have two options.  Well, I guess actually three, but the third is a non-starter, which is coming clean and admitting to everyone that they lied about the severity of COVID for most of the population and they purposely inflated both the contraction and death rates to gain an election advantage.  The other two are 1: Now that a Democrat is president (assuming this ends up being the case), COVID will magically begin to lose its planet-killing status, and, thanks to our new president, things will begin to normalize a bit.  Or 2: Lockdowns will increase, despite vaccinations.  Masks will become mandatory inside and out.  All other controls will remain or be ramped up.  But there will be one change:  The press will all of a sudden begin to put a happy face on the whole mess.  We will start to see the brighter side of the pandemic.

Sen. Johnson Rips Into Sen. Peters For Claiming Hunter Biden Story Was Russian Disinformation.  Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson ripped Wednesday [12/16/2020] into Democratic Michigan Sen. Gary Peters for claiming he was pushing Russian disinformation regarding the Hunter Biden laptop story.  Johnson, Chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, spoke during the Senate Hearing on Election Security & Administration.  At one point, he began talking about Russian disinformation and said that "the people peddling it are not on" his "side of the aisle.["]  Johnson brought up the Justice Department's investigation regarding Hunter, which indicates that the New York Post's articles on the laptop were not, as many claimed, Russian disinformation.  He then went on to repeatedly accuse Peters of being the person pushing disinformation.

Schiff: Republicans Who Signed on to TX Lawsuit a 'Danger to the Country'.  House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Friday [12/11/2020] on MSNBC's "All In" that Republican lawmakers and attorneys general who signed on to the Texas lawsuit to contest the presidential election results of four battleground states were all "a danger to the country" because they only care about "perpetuation of their power."

Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock Says He Didn't Praise Murderous Dictator Fidel Castro.  Here's Video Of Him Doing It.  Georgia Democrat Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock praised communist Cuban dictator Fidel Castor, who is responsible for tens of thousands of brutal state murders, in a sermon in 2016[,] days after the dictator passed away.  A recently resurfaced video from 2016 shows Warnock behind his church's podium, giving a eulogy for the authoritarian to his congregation.  "We pray for the people of Cuba in this moment.  We remember Fidel Castro, whose legacy is complex.  Don't let anyone tell you a simple story; life usually isn't very simple.  His legacy is complex, kind of like America's legacy is complex," Warnock said.  [Video clip]

How to Steal an Entire Country.  Investigations and impeachments have been blasted forcefully into our faces for years, thanks to the author of the MSM's Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Joseph Goebbels, of Third Reich fame, who said, "The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly — it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. ... A lie told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth." It appears he also wrote the SOPs for Facebook, one of which is clearly "propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will."  Now, all across the MSM, Biden's "victory" consequences are given the fait accompli treatment.  We should all just behave and accept reality.  It sounds and reads like this:  "Trump is baselessly contesting the results."  "Trump campaign court cases have been thrown out due to baseless claims."  All the "doing" is from the Trump side, and it's wasting everyone's time.  The Democrats haven't done a thing, obviously.  They are the innocent victims, once again, of Trump's craziness.  "Meanwhile, President-Elect Biden saw his shadow again today."  There is nothing baseless about what happened.

Canceling Christmas:  The COVID Straw to Break the Camel's Back?  "Christmas is going to be a lot harder," Joe Biden told an audience in a virtual briefing on December 2.  "I don't want to scare anyone here, but understand the facts.  We're likely to lose another 250,000 people dead between now and January ... because people aren't paying attention."  The purpose of Biden's statements was clearly to scare people into canceling their holiday travel plans and embracing lockdowns, making his opening disclaimer a complete lie.  He certainly aims to provoke panic, but any reasonable person knows that this particular prediction is a desperate attempt at fear-mongering. [...] Biden's purposefully exaggerated and dark prediction, thankfully, isn't "likely" to happen at all.  What's more, Americans all know it.  That's why they traveled for Thanksgiving and will travel for Christmas, too.  That's a problem for the media and progressives, because they like to imagine the American people to be children who can't be trusted with access to the cookie jar, and that's why, for their own good, daddy government and mommy media need to hide it from time to time.

Democrats' defense of Georgia election fraud video doesn't hold water.  Immediately after the story broke about the video showing workers at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta counting ballots after poll observers had apparently been asked to leave, a purported news site sprang into action to "fact check" the report.  While the "fact check" gave room to Democrat operatives to cover their derrieres, the counter-narrative was ludicrous.  Additionally, new evidence about vote spikes and two of the vote counters behaving suspiciously gave even more credence to Republicans' take on the surveillance video. [...] The facts remain clear:  Poll observers testified they were deliberately cleared out, at which point workers, including two who had behaved suspiciously earlier, scanned ballots like crazy, with that scanning coinciding with an impossibly huge spike in counts that favored Joe Biden.  No wonder Governor Kemp suddenly called for a signature audit.  Even he knew no one would believe the purported facts "explaining" the video.  Sadly, despite all this evidence of illegal conduct, Fulton County still certified its results.

Donald Trump and the Avignon Presidency.  For years, it was primarily forces on the left pushing this cultural zero-sum game of zero accommodation for dissent, via their weapons like political correctness, campus censorship, and now cancel culture.  However, now that the right has finally gotten the message that there's no place for its people in the post-revolution America the left aspires to, we have reached the point of no return.  A full-fledged cold civil war is underway.  If Trump is ultimately denied the presidency, he will not drift off into irrelevancy as his detractors hope.  Quite the contrary:  Losing this way despite massively growing his appeal among voters compared to 2016 will only make Trump stronger in the hearts and minds of his base.  He will become a living martyr — something even more powerful than a president in some ways, a symbol of how far the left in America is willing to go to end anything American conservatives view as worthy of conserving:  Fake News, Fake Borders, Fake Laws, Fake Genders, Fake Science, Fake Russian Collusion, Fake Pee Tapes, Fake Independent Counsels, Fake Ukrainian Collusion, Fake Social Media, Fake COVID Panic Porn, and now Fake Elections.

Where We Are.  [Scroll down]  You cannot create a world of perfect equality because people are not equal, and the attempt to make them so requires taking away the freedom of most for the benefit of what turns out to be a few.  You cannot create a government that is socially "just" because the people who will run it are the same people whose lies, bigotries, selfishness and greed created the unjust world you are attempting to leave behind.  The new rulers, corrupt as ever, will have more power than ever.  You can only make things worse.  Much worse.  I learned these truths first in my work with the Black Panther Party, a murderous street gang whom we regarded as "the vanguard of the revolution."  We did so because the Panthers were the only leftists with guns who were willing to use them.  The Panthers preyed mainly on vulnerable blacks but also murdered a friend of mine who was white.  My second awakening came with the success of the New Left's "antiwar movement," which forced America out of Vietnam.  The New Left's claims to be "anti-war" in behalf of the Vietnamese were actually two dangerous lies.  When the movement succeeded in forcing America's withdrawal from Indo-China, the Communists proceeded to slaughter two and a half million peasants in Cambodia and Vietnam.  There wasn't a single demonstration against the slaughter.  Not one.  I realized then that it was never an "anti-war" movement.  It was an anti-American movement.  The Left wanted the Communists to win and didn't care how many innocent Asians were murdered in the process.

The Flat-Earthers of Politics.  For the likes of Pelosi, Biden, Obama and Co., belief and disbelief depend solely on political expedience, not verifiable proof.  For example, the progressive left touts science while insisting that babies in the womb are incapable of feeling pain, that plastic drinking straws destroy the planet, that illegal felons contribute to society, and that gender is no longer limited to just XY and XX.  Progressives also ignore sound data in order to promote falsehoods like law enforcement indiscriminately murders Black men, the Second Amendment kills people, and Caucasian males are racist, illiterate hayseeds.  In leftist circles, evidence holds no authority over strong belief.  Thus, progressives adhere to a mythical gospel whose inherency is altered based on partisan necessity.  The left display what psychologists define as "cognitive immunization."  Hence, it's not a COVID vaccine that needs to be fast-tracked, but a societal antidote to a virus that half the country has adopted via media inoculation, political indoctrination, and public education.

Do Trump-Supporters Live in an Alternate Universe?  This talk of the alternate, fictional reality inhabited by Trump-supporters has been expressed many times by those on the left.  After the Nunes memo was released, exposing parts of the Russia Hoax, CNN's Brian Stelter said Sean Hannity was promoting the Nunes lies, and he called the story an "alternate reality."  Stelter's viewers knew that Trump had colluded with Russia, just as Adam Schiff said.  Stelter was proud that his viewers knew the truth.  Regarding the current claims of possible election fraud, Stelter said, "This is not an alternative reality.  This is a parallel universe of disinformation."  Other reporters have added that Fox is "presenting you with absolute utter lies and nonsense and conspiracy theories. ... These viewers slash victims are not able to differentiate between fantasy and reality.  That's dangerous."  It is instructive to make a list of "Things That Are True," as asserted by the leftist media, and contrast it with the "Delusions" that are commonly held by the foolish Trump-supporters.  [Long list of examples.]

New York Magazine Art Critic Seems to Advocate Genocide of Republicans.  As Townhall colleague Kurt Schlichter has been known to say, never forget they, that is the left, want you dead.  This is not hyperbole; it is becoming clearer by the day that the desire to consign roughly half of the nation to reeducation camps or mass graves is so prevalent on the left that when they do, as they say, "say the quiet part out loud," no one on the left is shocked.  There are no calls for toning down rhetoric or disavowals of the proposals.  Just a couple of days ago, a prominent California Democrat said that Republicans needed to undergo "deprogramming."  Presumably, this was to make us think, against all evidence, that socialism is a viable economic theory, that same-sex marriage is normal, and that giving little kids life-altering drugs and surgery to change their sex is good parenting.

Flashes of a Nation in a Lot of Danger.  We are in big trouble, and it's all due to lies.  White America isn't racist, but black America is being told we are, and that white people are all white supremacists and that our existence is a threat.  It's a race war that we aren't waging.  It's a falsehood, and it's set to destroy us all.  [Video clip]

Takin' it to the Streets.  The American people voted in the outsider Donald Trump in 2016.  And since then, they ain't been blind.  They saw:
  •   A Russia collusion hoax, with a ruling class-organized star chamber prosecution called the Mueller investigation, engineered by America's ruling class institutions through leaks and falsified documents and the framing of innocent people (Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos, and Roger Stone) and with the MSM in obvious cahoots — all for the purpose of taking down the unwelcome outsider.
  •   An impeachment hoax, with Obama holdovers at the Department of Defense and State Department fabricating charges against Donald Trump to accomplish the dual purpose of taking down Trump while covering up for Joe and Hunter Biden's obvious, egregious corruption.
  •   A pandemic that's moving more and more toward hoax territory.  With CDC-documented recovery rates at over 99+% for almost everyone besides the very aged and infirm, why is it being treated, especially by Democrat/leftist governors, as if it is the bubonic plague?

Hawaii's gift to the rest of us:
Democrat Senator Hirono:  Conservative Bias On Social Media Is 'Completely Baseless'.  Hawaii's Mazie Hirono is either very good at playing dumb, or just plain ignorant.  Probably both, though.  She's not a Senator, so much as a left-wing entertainer — just like 99% of her colleagues.  [Video clip]

After years of refusal, Democrats now preach 'accept election results'.  Members of the Electoral College don't formally meet to elect the next president until Dec. 14, but as far as the media and corporate elite are concerned, Joe Biden is already president-elect.  This, even though President Trump's re-election campaign is still legally pursuing allegations of voting irregularities.  Whatever the merits of those complaints, the Constitution doesn't give the media, Hollywood, Silicon Valley or the Fortune 500 the power to choose our next commander-in-chief.  We have specific legal mechanisms and deadlines in place.  But Trumpers are nonetheless being told to sit down and shut up.  The president's supporters might be forgiven for not rushing to submit after four years of a sustained, systemic gaslighting of the American people.  Those bellowing from the hilltops about the dangers of not accepting election outcomes are the same people who never accepted the legitimacy of Trump's presidency.

Challenging The Left's Post-Truth Narratives.  Leftists had names for those who refused to accept that the Russians interfered in the 2016 elections:  Loony conspirator theorists, post truthers, and agents of Mother Russia.  And still they pushed it further, calling Trump a Russian agent whom Russia recruited in the 80s and who now reports directly to Putin.  The Russian Collusion hoax reached its pinnacle upon the appointment of a Special Counsel.  The simulation's impact was so powerful that even Republicans who controlled the House and Senate, members of Trump's cabinet, and pro-Trump voices in the media pussyfooted around the allegation instead of subjecting it to derision and tossing it away with contempt.  The "investigation" took two years, cost $32 million, and exonerated Trump.  The left never had the quest for facts as its goal; hence, the left rejected the verdict and continued pushing the story to a pliant media.  In the end, leftists couldn't accept an outsider such as Trump winning, so they invented their own realities.  They convinced themselves that Americans didn't repudiate them in 2016; instead, Russian poll rigging caused the Trump victory.  Maybe some of them even began to believe their lies.  This is perhaps the first instance of the mainstreaming of a most preposterous conspiracy theory.

Bernie Sanders Falsely Claims No Democrats Running For Office Want To Defund The Police.  Senator Bernie Sanders, in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, claimed "nobody" he knows talks about the need to defund the police.  Tapper began by mentioning how Democrats have suggested that pushing progressive policies in the Georgia Senate runoffs could hurt their candidates.  He cited House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) who recently said, if "we are going to run on Medicare for All, defund the police, socialized medicine, we're not going to win."  Sanders sought to change the narrative.  "Let's rephrase that," he insisted.  "Nobody I know who's running for office talks about defunding the police."  "What we talk about is making police officers accountable," Sanders added, offering up several examples.

Warnock slams Schumer's focus on control of Senate in Georgia runoff election.  Raphael Warnock, the Democratic candidate running in one of two high-profile U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia, tried on Sunday to refocus the race as not about regaining control of the Senate, but as "about the people of Georgia."  Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Warnock, 51, sought to reframe to race as a referendum on the progressive agenda, with things like providing access to affordable healthcare.  "Chuck Schumer's name is certainly not on the ballot," Warnock said.  "I will you what is on the ballot.  Health care is on the ballot — access to affordable health care.  We have got 500,000 Georgians in the Medicaid gap.  We have got 1.8 million Georgians with preexisting conditions."

The Editor says...
This is typical left-wing chicanery and misdirection.  Nothing less than the Senate majority, for one party or the other, is on the Georgia ballot.  The voters in Georgia know what's at stake, and I doubt if more than one in a million Georgia voters is primarily concerned about "preexisting conditions."  Everybody in the world has "preexisting conditions."

Radical Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls President Trump's Campaign Rallies "Klan Rallies".  Radical Muslima Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Monday called President Trump's campaign rallies "Klan rallies."  Ilhan Omar's lies and dehumanization of Trump supporters is precisely why there was violence against men and women who attended the million MAGA march for Trump in DC over the weekend.  According documents and sources previously reported by investigative journalist David Steinberg, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar married her own brother in order to defraud US immigration.  In fact, evidence is mounting that Ilhan Omar isn't even her real name.

Centrist Democrat Praises Trump, Won't Vote for Pelosi for Speaker.  Nancy Pelosi is going about her business during this post-election period, apparently oblivious to the storm that's raging among her caucus members.  In truth, it isn't so much that there is much disagreement between radical Democrats and the "moderates."  The problem, as the moderates see it, is "messaging."  The radicals make Democratic proposals sound, well, radical.  Centrist Democrats want a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down.  They prefer to soft-pedal some of the more extreme rhetoric coming from the radicals while embracing the ideas.  They don't want to call it "government-run health care."  They want their health care plan to be "inclusive" and "affordable" and "fair."  Thus is their real intent hidden from the voter.

Chuck Schumer: 'Republicans in Congress Are Spreading Conspiracy Theories'.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) said in a press conference on Thursday that "Republicans in Congress are spreading conspiracy theories" about the 2020 presidential election.  "We just had a divisive and hard-fought presidential election," said Schumer.  "But instead of working to pull the country back together so that we can fight our common enemy, COVID-19, Republicans in Congress are spreading conspiracy theories, denying reality and poisoning the well of our democracy," he said.

The Editor says...
Senator Schumer's claim that "We just had a divisive and hard-fought presidential election," is untrue.  The election isn't over yet!

2020 Election Fraud vs. 2016 Russia Collusion.  [Scroll down]  Robert Mueller did not charge any Americans with collusion or criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.  The special counsel also considered whether members of the Trump campaign "coordinated," a much lower standard defined as an "agreement, tacit or express," with Russian election interference activities.  They did not.  Everything — everything — else we have been told since the summer of 2016 falls, depending on your conscience and view of humanity, into the realm of lies, falsehoods, propaganda, exaggerations, political manipulation, stupid reporting, fake news, bad judgment, simple bull, or, in the best light, hasty conclusions.  Undeterred by the facts, many in the media — and thus, many like-minded Americans — still insist that Trump-Russia collusion was a real thing.

Four Years of Non-Stop Fraud.  We have witnessed four years of non-stop fraud promulgated by the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party, the Mainstream Media.  The fraud we are witnessing in the election results is not a new tactic; it is just the latest example of ongoing Democrat/media corruption.  The Mueller 'investigation' was based on lies.  It was known at the start that there was no real evidence of Trump/Russia collusion.  It was known that this story was started by Hillary as a means of distracting attention from her crimes.  It was known that the Steele Dossier was unverified hearsay.  They knew that much of it was Russian disinformation purchased from Russians by Hillary.  That did not stop them from keeping this fraud alive, at great expense, for two years, for the purpose of undermining the President.  The media pretended, and are still pretending, that this evidence-free collusion story is very important news and that it makes Trump a traitor and an illegitimate President.

Text messages cast doubt on Georgia officials' 'burst pipe' excuse for pause in counting.  Officials in Georgia have not been able to produce any invoices or work orders related to a "burst pipe" at Atlanta's State Farm Arena that was blamed for an abrupt pause in vote counting on election night.  The only evidence for the burst pipe, released under freedom-of-information laws, was a text message exchange in which one senior employee at the stadium described it as "highly exaggerated ... a slow leak that caused about an hour and a half delay" and that "we contained it quickly — it did not spread".  "Beyond the lack of documentary evidence of the inspection or repair of a ruptured pipe, we are being asked to believe that there is not one single picture of this allegedly ruptured pipe, at a time and in a place where virtually everything is recorded and documented," Georgia lawyer Paul Dzikowski, who obtained the text messages, told in an email on Wednesday night [11/11/2020].

I Did Not Recant!' Postal whistleblower in Pennsylvania disputes claims by media that he recanted.  In a confusing series of events Tuesday [11/10/2020], claims of voter fraud made by a mail carrier in Erie, Pa., were left somewhat muddied.  Postal worker Richard Hopkins alleged that he overheard a postmaster telling staff to backdate ballots mailed after the Election Day deadline.  Amid reports he recanted his allegation, Hopkins appeared on video to double down on his claims.  The Democrat-run House Oversight Committee cited the U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General to claim that Hopkins "completely recanted" his allegations. [...] With the media working feverishly to dispel any thoughts about voter fraud, the Washington Post reported that in addition to recanting his allegations in a sworn affidavit, Hopkins admitted to postal investigators that he fabricated his claims of voting irregularities.  The newspaper cited "three officials briefed on the investigation" — rest assured these officials are very likely Democrats eager to muddy the waters amid an election that has been marred by allegations of voter fraud, brought on in part by millions of unsolicited mail-in ballots flooding battleground states.

Don't Give an Inch.  Congressional Democrats, meanwhile, ran on a platform meant to fundamentally reshape our institutions in order to reshape the country with a permanent Democrat majority.  Packing the Supreme Court isn't about checks and balances.  It's about institutionalizing Democrat power.  Adding D.C. and Puerto Rico as states isn't about benevolence.  It's about adding four additional Democrat senators.  Abolishing the electoral college isn't about some distorted notion of fairness.  It's about cementing an outsized role for coastal urban centers in selecting our presidents.  Yet these are the people — the alliance of mainstream media, Big Tech platforms, and a Democrat party hell-bent on accumulating and permanently fortifying power for themselves — who want you to believe that the unmonitored vote counting of unprecedented numbers of mail-in ballots which mysteriously continue to appear, as though summoned, are completely aboveboard.  They want you to listen as they lecture you about "what's good for the country."  They want you to believe them when they paint every good-faith Republican effort to ensure democratic transparency as fascist tyranny.

Election 2020 [...] update.  [Scroll down]  Before I get into the flag update, I want to talk about the big picture situation as I see it, because there's reality and then there's the narrative getting crammed down everyone's throat.  We've now reached the point where whenever you open your mouth you're going to get jumped on by a bunch of Caring Liberals that you're stupid, insane, and imagined the whole thing.  How dare you suggest that there could possibly be any impropriety in this new voting system we just crammed into place this year for the first time.  It is the Great National Gas Lighting.  The chosen lefty narrative is that voter fraud never happens, and when it does happen, it's insignificant and changes nothing, the totally unbiased news media and big tech have called it for Biden, and you're just crying and irrational because you're a stupid Trumpkin, so let the healing begin.  Don't fall for it.  These are the same people who barked Not My President Trump's whole term, even though we've got more evidence of voter fraud in four days than they found of Russian collusion in four years.

No Truth, No Unity!  The Democrats live in a fantasy world.  It's a world in which higher taxes create jobs and prosperity, a world where central control of complex systems produces efficiency, a world where groveling weakness results in international respect and peace.  To those old and longstanding fantasies, they've added a couple of new ones: a world in which they can sow discord and division and reap acceptance and unity, and a world where the lies they tell will be trusted as the truth.  After refusing to accept the results of the 2016 presidential election and throwing a four-year temper tantrum, they're now calling on the county to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election and come together as a country.  On top of that they want us all to regard as true the results of an election they have worked so hard to steal.

Biden Calls for Unity After Blaming Trump for Killing Over 200,000 Americans.  If the president had done his job," said Joe Biden at a CNN town hall in Moosic, Pennsylvania, on September 17, "all the people would still be alive.  All the people.  I'm not making this up.  Just look at the data.  Look at the data."  Every person who died from COVID-19 was Donald Trump's fault.  So said Joe.  CNN was mum in response to this cruel charge, not daring to challenge this viciously handy campaign narrative weaponized by its candidate.  Biden's shot was shameless, so much so that even PolitiFact rushed to Trump's defense.  But that hardly stopped liberals.  Four days later, several Democrats gathered outside the White House hoisting a neon sign that glowed, "Trump lied, 200,000 died."  The sign was paid for by the Democrat National Committee.

'Cheaters Never Win'?  You know that saying "cheaters never win"?  It's just that — it's just a saying.  Cheaters win all the time.  Cheaters sit out part of their NFL season for PEDs and then win our Super Bowl MVP trophies.  Cheaters bash record-setting home run numbers.  Cheaters make backroom deals and insider trade in business.  And cheaters win elections.  Cheaters never win — it's one of those truths you hold dear and slowly discover to be patently and utterly false, like "life is fair."

The Fight is Now.  The results last night revealed conclusively that our supposed experts lied to the nation throughout 2020's election season with deceptive polls, statistics, and percentages about Trump's chances.  This is no surprise — we already know our ruling class has lied non-stop to the American people about President Trump for four years.  Now we are asked to simply trust corrupt Democratic political machines in one-party cities to count the vote honestly.  We will not.  Instead, Republicans must aggressively investigate and prosecute any and all wrongdoing in the attempt to steal this election.  The reason the Democratic Party just broke all the norms related to voting in America is because they are trying to fend off a loss.  They hastily changed the rules midstream by means of hundreds of lawsuits, using COVID as an excuse, and a stream of stories of troubling irregularities is now flowing out of the remaining disputed states.  The question upon which everything now depends is whether or not Republicans are willing to stop them.

Omar Says Supreme Court Has Lowest Approval Rating 'At 10%' — But It's Really 58%.  The problem with Democrats is that they literally make things up to avoid telling the truth.  For example, men cannot give birth — but they'll tell you they can.  Accordingly, Congress, has the lowest approval rating of the three executive branches of government — not the Supreme Court.  But if you're a follower of Ilhan Omar (MN), you wouldn't know it.  She lives to lie.

Last-Minute Voting Advice.  [Scroll down]  For me, the top issue is religious freedom/freedom of speech.  Far too many people are seemingly unaware of the threats undermining religious freedom and freedom of speech in this country.  Even with the riots and looting that have decimated many American cities this spring and summer, too many are not connecting the dots and are falling for the "mostly peaceful protests" line the media and the Democrats are promoting.  The political correctness movement has declared that people cannot speak truth about current events; only certain approved perceptions can be spoken.  Facts are irrelevant; there is "your truth" and "my truth."  The perceptions of an event or incident become the "fact" regardless of further investigation or other information that shows that distortion has occurred, such as when a person with a history of violent actions charges the police with a knife in hand and commits "suicide by cop."

After weeks of slander over the kidnap plot, Governor Whitmer owes us a big apology.  [Scroll down]  Barry Croft, the Delaware crank facing a federal charge of conspiracy to kidnap Whitmer, posted on Facebook in June that he's "for hanging Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians." [...] All of this blows to pieces one of the left's most useful fables.  Until now, the unquestioned story has been that the plotters — a hodgepodge of underachievers referred to by the feds as the "Wolverine Watchmen" — were Trump-supporters who took as their "go" order the president's "stand back and stand by" message to the Proud Boys at his September 28 debate.  Anyone who watched the debate knows that the president's words were nothing more than his futile attempt to denounce white supremacy to Chris Wallace's satisfaction.  Governor Whitmer, who happens to be one of the Biden campaign's co-chairs and "surrogates," leapt at the political opportunity to trash her boss's opponent.  She ran to the media to announce, without a shred of evidence, that the president was "complicit" in the plot, and "that those who were plotting to kidnap her had 'heard the president's words not as a rebuke but as a rallying cry — as a call to action.'"

Why the Democrat Strategy Has Obviously Been, and Still Is, to "Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty".  The quote that this post is based on comes from Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, which Andrew Breitbart describes well in Righteous Indignation.  In that book, one of Alinsky's key pieces of advice to his readers was for them to "Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty" (he might have gotten that from Goebells, who the quote is also attributed to).  That meant, for example, to call the right the side that was fascist and hated free speech when, in reality, the left is the fascist side and wants to shut down free speech.  Despite my hatred of Alinsky and his worldview, I will fully admit that it is good advice to "Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty."  If you're the type of sociopath that would make Machiavelli's ideal prince, then, perhaps, you could follow that advice to the letter and use it to your advantage.  The Democrats certainly have.

10 Ways to Call Something Russian Disinformation Without Evidence.  [#7] Adam Schiff says it is!  For the last four years, whenever the Democratic Party has sought to make unsupportable claims, it's usually combined anonymous leaks to legacy outlets like the New York Times and Washington Post with public statements by a party spokesperson willing to say things on record without evidence.  That person has often been California congressman Adam Schiff.  Sometimes hinting that he's seen intelligence he can't speak of publicly, Schiff has repeatedly made statements that later proved false.

Exposing Liberals' 'Tiny Fraction' Lie.  In a recent podcast, Michelle Obama, as she continues to shed her "no red state nor blue state America but just United States of America" skin to reveal a ruthless, myopic partisan looking to settle scores from fights unknown while making clear to those paying attention how America became so much more divided after the Obama presidency, complains that the opposition to the protesters is "once again patently false, morally wrong, and racist." After all, she insists, the violence is committed by just a "tiny fraction" of the protesters. [...] First of all, the assertion of a tiny fraction is an absurdity.  An estimated 570 riots were violent during the George Floyd protests, 19 people died during 14 days of those protests, and approximately 2 billion dollars of damage has accrued from all this peace.  The magnitude of damage from a tiny fraction strains credulity, especially given the opportunity for live viewing of so many of these riots, in which looters and harassers are clearly more than small fractions, while the other participants, if any, cheerlead with venomous gusto.

Here Are 11 of Joe Biden's Biggest Debate Lies.  [#2] BIDEN:  "We had a good relationship with Hitler before he in fact invaded Europe, the rest of Europe."  FACT: This is such a ludicrous lie it's hardly worth debunking.  Franklin Roosevelt was president during Hitler's rise.  Roosevelt and Hitler both came to power in 1933.  The president has sole authority over foreign policy, and at no time was Roosevelt fooled by Hitler.  He certainly tried to stop and stay out of the European war, but Hitler's aggression towards our allies and Hitler's own hatred of America...  This is such a stupid lie.  The reason Biden told this lie is what's most illuminating.  Biden is embarrassed that Trump has been able to do something Obama and Biden could not:  Get North Korea to stop rattling its war sabers and firing off missiles.  Before Trump took office, North Korea (like ISIS) was on everyone's mind.  Thanks to Trump's handling of North Korea (and ISIS), we hardly think about it anymore.

There Isn't a Russian under Every Bed.  There's no doubt that Russia meddled in our election in 2016 and is attempting to do so again.  But the Left's overwhelming focus on Russia has taken on the trappings of a conspiracy theory with a comforting monocausal explanation for everything:  Russia did it.  Hillary Clinton didn't blow on her own a winnable election in 2016; she was undone by a Kremlin conspiracy.  Trump hasn't said ridiculous things about Vladimir Putin because he has wildly unrealistic expectations of being able to cut a deal with him and bristles at saying whatever the media and establishment want him to say; he's controlled by Moscow.  We aren't a bitterly divided country, as we've been through much of our history; the Russians are "sowing divisions."  And, finally, a Delaware computer repairman didn't come into possession of Hunter Biden's laptop through strange happenstance; it was faked and planted by the Russians.

Fact Check:  Joe Biden Claims Obamacare Didn't Cause Americans to Lose Their Health Insurance.  CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden said during the presidential debate Thursday night that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) never resulted in Americans losing their health insurance plans.  VERDICT: False.  Millions of Americans lost their health insurance plan because of Obamacare, which was called the "lie of the year" in 2013.

They're Guilty Of Everything They Blamed Trump Of.  They said he cheated in the 2016 election.  He didn't, but they abused the powers of government, lied to courts, manufactured evidence and lied to the American people in an attempt to make it look like he did.  They said he colluded with a foreign government to meddle in our politics.  He didn't, but they wittingly or not partnered with Putin and Russia as the infamous "Steele Dossier" on which they based their entire case and stole 3½ years of our country's focus was itself a work product of Russian disinformation.  They said he made COVID-19 worse than it needed to be.  He didn't, but they've spent the last 6 months trying to maximize our country's pain, prolonging and promoting it every opportunity they get.  They said he's made race relations worse in America.  He hasn't, but the media and their Democrat allies work hard every day to promote our country's racial discord, and in doing so exacerbate it.

Bill de Blasio: 'Observers' will protect NYC voters on Election Day.  The city will deploy a team of "observers" to low-income and immigrant communities to thwart voter intimidation on Election Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday [10/23/2020].  "Clearly President Trump has tried to discourage people from voting, suggested election results will not be legitimate," the mayor said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."  "Some of his followers clearly have been practicing intimidation tactics around this country."

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How are these "intimidation tactics" being implemented?  The election hasn't happened yet.

Joe Biden Claims 'Laptop from Hell' is 'Russian Disinformation,' Without Evidence.  CLAIM: Joe Biden claimed the "laptop from hell" with Hunter Biden's emails is "Russian disinformation."  VERDICT: FALSE.  There is no evidence that the laptop is Russian disinformation, and the emails have been corroborated.

America Is Drowning in the Lies of the Left.  Truth is what a leftist says it is.  It is not an objective reality.  The left has always relied on lies to gain and retain power.  This is as true today in the United States as it was in the Soviet Union.  Here are examples of lies Americans are told they must hold lest they be removed from social media, shamed, ostracized and even fired from their jobs. [...]

$400,000 'is more money than I've ever made': Multimillionaire Joe Biden casually lies to Detroit steelworkers.  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told steelworkers at a private home in Detroit last month that he's never made $400,000 during a discussion about raising taxes on wealthy earners.  "Every single thing I talk about, I pay for, by making sure, for the first time, the wealthy begin to pay what they should be paying," Biden said Sept. 9, the Detroit Free Press reported.  "We're not going to punish anybody.  No one making under $400,000, which is more money than I've ever made, is going to have to pay more taxes," the former vice president said.  In fact, that claim is patently false.

If Republican Senators Were Like Crazy Mazie.  [A] fair-minded observer cannot avoid recognizing that the poison and vitriol in American politics long preceded Donald Trump.  It was the Democrats who changed the landscape by murdering Judge Robert Bork's name and reputation for a generation.  While Republicans repeatedly treated Democrat Supreme Court nominees with kid gloves, the Democrats just assassinated one human being's character after another.  They destroyed Bork.  They came up with the most racist, stereotypical garbage imaginable against Clarence Thomas.  They lied about Brett Kavanaugh, defaming that very extraordinary man, a man who reflects so elegantly the Divine spirit that reposes within all of us.  In the presence of his dignified wife and innocent children, and before the eyes and ears of hundreds of millions of Americans, they proffered false accusations of rapes, attacks that never happened, fantasies of truly sick minds. [...] And then the Democrats pontificate and hypocritically ask why our democracy is no longer civilly bipartisan as it once was.

Democrat Party Exec Committee Member Caught on Video Admitting What He'll Do To Win Election:  "I will lie... I will cheat... I will steal".  Kristopher Jacks, chair of Our Revolution in Weld County, CO, was caught on video telling an undercover reporter for the incredible Project Veritas that "2020 is a political revolution" and how he is "going to do everything morally acceptable to win."  The only problem is, Jacks' definition of "morally acceptable" is not exactly the universally accepted definition of the term.  Jacks' explains, "I will lie.  I will cheat.  I will steal," because, according to the chair of Our Revolution, "that's morally acceptable in this political environment."  James O'Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, explains how Jacks' is a member of a radical 501C-4 organization bent on creating a "political revolution, here in the United States."  O'Keefe shares a screenshot from the Weld County Dems website that reveals Jacks is also a member of the Democratic Party Executive and Central Committees.

Vote Trump or go back to the Democrat Matrix.  [Scroll down]  So, cringing at the thought of what I might learn, I reluctantly took the red pill and suddenly realized just how deep the rabbit hole goes.  Those Republican leaders talking my lingo, like John Boehner, John McCain, Paul Ryan, and Mitt Romney?  Phonies, liars, and fakers.  It dawned on me that they were simply Democrats with cheaper suits and more generic haircuts.  They let the worst president in our lifetime stifle our economy; subordinate U.S. interests to the likes of China, Cuba, and Iran; and call every white American inherently racist.  The agencies tasked with protecting our country — the CIA, FBI, and State Dept.?  All chock-full of leftists with agendas, plotting and scheming to take down President Trump before and after he was elected.  They were so busy protecting Crooked Hillary and running coups against Trump that they failed to stop known terrorists in Boston, Orlando, Fort Hood, and San Bernardino. [...] It became clear to me now that the mainstream media were simply propagandists for the left who lied through their bleached teeth at every opportunity.  Not only incurious about all the corruption going on in the Obama-Biden administration, the media were active partners in the Russian Collusion scam, the Ukraine impeachment gambit, and the overblown COVID-19 scare.

9 Warning Signs of Democrat Radicalization.  "The science is settled," the left argues, so there is no reason to use the scientific method or cost-benefit analysis to determine whether tens of trillions of dollars in global spending is effective at fighting fluctuations in future planetary temperatures or merely effective at ceding expansive powers over every individual on Earth to international "authorities" and government bureaucrats.  Refusing to embrace socialized medicine is just evidence of racism against Barack Obama.  Refusing to elevate to the Oval Office a corrupt and congenital liar who used her position as secretary of state to enrich her own "charitable" foundation demonstrates how sexist most Americans are.  Adhering to the Constitution as written and respecting our Founding Fathers and founding documents are proof that America is both "patriarchal" and "white supremacist."  The left is no longer interested in debate — just pejorative labels.

Pennsylvania Voters [are] Not Thrilled With Biden/Harris Lies, Fracking Flip-Flop.  Throughout the presidential campaign, culminating in Wednesday's vice presidential debate, both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have consistently flip-flopped and have been caught lying about their positions on fracking.  But Pennsylvania, which is one of the toughest battleground states this election cycle, is a state where energy issues are very important, which obviously includes the issues of fracking and natural gas.  An anti-fracking stance cannot possible play well there, and that does not bode well for the Biden-Harris ticket, with both having said in the past that they would ban the practice.

Kamala Harris Pulled her 300,000 Manufacturing Jobs Attack from a Far Left 'Prediction' — Not Based on Fact At All!  Like China Joe Biden, vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris made lying look easy last night at the VP Debate with Mike Pence.  Kamala Harris:
  •   Lied about stacking the US Supreme Court (she will)
  •   Lied about fracking (she won't)
  •   Lied about legalizing pot (she jailed 1,500 pot users)
  •   Lied about late term abortion (she will fund it)
  •   Lied about peaceful protests (BLM was out looting and terrorizing in Wisconsin last night)
  •   And she lied about America losing 300,000 manufacturing jobs in Trump's trade war with China (never happened, came from a nonsensical far left prediction!)
Democrats have to lie because Americans don't support their radical positions — nor should they.

Kamala Harris's Dishonesty on Abe Lincoln.  It was impossible to miss how Kamala Harris, like Joe Biden, refused to answer questions about their plans to expand the Supreme Court.  But she also misrepresented history.  Harris claimed at the VP debate that Abraham Lincoln refused to nominate a candidate for Chief Justice in October 1864 because "Honest Abe said, it's not the right thing to do" and wanted the people to vote first.  Lincoln, of course, said no such thing.  He sent no nominee to the Senate in October 1864 because the Senate was out of session until December.  He sent a nominee the day after the session began, and Salmon P. Chase was confirmed the same day.  And Lincoln wanted to dangle the nomination before Chase and several other potential candidates because he wanted them to campaign for him.  Lincoln's priority was winning the election, which was necessary to win the war — and he filled the vacancy at the first possible instant.  Kamala Harris is simply inventing history.

Fact Check:  Kamala Harris Makes Up False Quote from Abraham Lincoln.  CLAIM: Abraham Lincoln declined to fill a Supreme Court seat because it was too close to the election.  VERDICT: FALSE.  The Senate was out of session.  He filled it — in one day — as soon as it was back.

The 24 Lies Kamala Harris Told At Last Night's Debate.  Kamala Harris' body language isn't good.  While Mike Pence often looks a little like an animated statue; his movements are very placid and he's extremely still — it wouldn't be unfair to say that Pence exhibits very little body language at all — Harris, on the other hand, is a waterfall of body language, almost all of it off-putting.  She flashes this very hostile smirk incessantly.  She does the "I won't be lectured to" [...] pose which comes off as entirely disrespectful and ugly.  She has this wild expression in her eyes which comes off almost as a tell that she's lying.  She's insincere, and she's insecure, like she knows she conned her way to where she is.  She's looking for something to be offended by and seems to pounce on such opportunities.

Fact Check:  Lincoln Didn't Delay His Supreme Court Nomination Because He Cared About Election Integrity.  Democratic VP Nominee Kamala Harris dodged a question on court packing during Wednesday night's debate by telling a historically inaccurate tale about President Abraham Lincoln. [...] While it is true that Lincoln postponed a nomination in 1864 right before the election, "Honest Abe" didn't save his nomination of Salmon Chase, former Ohio governor, and Senator, because "it's the right thing to do."  "As ever, Lincoln was the shrewd politician and in October of 1864 he saw no profit in alienating any of the factions of his political support by making a selection before the election," writes President Lincoln's Cottage (PLC), a historical group and museum dedicated to preserving Lincoln's legacy.  Not only was the Senate out of session in October when Taney died until December 5 making it difficult for Lincoln to move forward with the confirmation proceedings necessary for a new justice, but Lincoln also strategically delayed the nomination to ensure he had Chase and other potential picks' political support through the November election.

Are Americans Tired of Being Called 'Racist' Yet?  [Scroll down]  How is it that America, which twice elected Obama president, has apparently regressed so far so fast as to deserve these repeated denunciations as irrefutably guilty of "systemic" injustice?  Two words:  Hillary lost.  For three years, we were dragged through the "Russian collusion" hoax as a way of explaining what, to Democrats, was the electorate's otherwise inexplicable rejection of Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid.  Democrats believe it is always wrong for Republicans to win elections; they had convinced themselves in 2016 that they were "on the right side of history"; and America was poised to take the historic step of electing Mrs. Clinton as the nation's first female president.  When that didn't happen, Democrats immediately denounced Trump's presidency as illegitimate, the product of a Kremlin conspiracy, and declared themselves the "resistance" to this incipient authoritarian regime that had stolen the election.  All of that was a vast pile of lies, or perhaps a hallucinatory delusion insofar as anyone ever believed it.

Biden Claims "Extremist White Supremacy Groups" Are "Menacing Our Communities" as BLM-Antifa Marxists Loot Businesses, Burn Cities to the Ground.  Joe Biden traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on Tuesday to call for unity.  He did just the opposite.  Biden gave a very dark and divisive speech.  At one point, Biden claimed "white supremacists are menacing our communities."  Black Lives Matter Marxists and Antifa domestic terrorists (which Biden referred to as an "idea") have been rioting and looting virtually nonstop for several months.  But Biden is blaming violence on "white supremacists."

Defending Trump from a Tornado of Liberal Lies.  The media's whitewashing of the riots is mind-boggling.  The words we use are important in accurately conveying a message; using words to sugarcoat reality is wrong.  The left is using the phrase "peaceful protests" to describe burning down cities and bludgeoning business-owners who guard their stores from the looters.  Commentators are earnestly lamenting the deprivations of poverty that supposedly are driving the poor to steal in order to be able to eat; actually, the visuals show footage of those stealing luxury items — everything from elite athletes' signature sneakers to big screen TVs — and partiers who are just grabbing whatever — frequently alcohol — for the bragging rights.  Then there are the serious analysts who are using the riots as a pretext to attack Trump.  And for what?  Blaming him for the failures of Democrat mayors and governors to maintain order because... Trump's hate-filled racist rhetoric caused the riots.  The rioters are obviously left-wingers, out-of-work students intoxicated by Marxist rhetoric and bored inner-city kids being manipulated in anarchy by Antifa.  All the talk about "white supremacy" groups is a smokescreen and an insult to the viewers who can see what is actually happening despite all of the gaslighting about "mostly peaceful protests."

The Art of Propaganda.  BLM was ostensibly organized in response to Ferguson.  The rallying cry of that fatal incident, "Hands up don't shoot," was a lie.  Mr. Brown wasn't murdered; he was killed, shot while charging at a police officer after attacking a store clerk.  The narrative, however, one that has been harped on over and over — and has galvanized tens of millions — is a wave of murders of unarmed Black men by police.  That narrative is also a lie.  This past year, in a country of over 330,000,000, a total of ten unarmed black men were killed by police.  Eight of these killings were fully justified, there is maybe uncertainty on two.

Black Chairman of Proud Boys Speaks Out after Liars Joe Biden and Chris Wallace Call Them White Supremacists.  For months now violent leftists, antifa terrorists and Black Lives Matter have been torching businesses, terrorizing communities, shooting cops, looting stores and rioting in cities across America.  But at last night's debate Chris Wallace demanded that President Trump denounce white supremacist violence in our streets.  And Joe Biden added that Trump needed to condemn the white supremacist Proud Boys group.  This was an atrocious lie.  [Video clip]

Dem Rep Says She Won't Leave DC Until COVID Deal Is Done, Gets Busted at Airport Less Than an Hour Later.  Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan was caught at the airport less than an hour after saying she would not leave Washington, D.C.  While on CNN Thursday [9/17/2020], Slotkin made it clear that she was going to stay in the city until a new coronavirus relief stimulus package was approved by the House of Representatives. [...] However, she was seen at Reagan National Airport less than an hour later for a flight back to Michigan.

Biden says if Trump acted sooner on coronavirus 'all the people would still be alive'.  Joe Biden indicated during a CNN town hall Thursday that President Trump is responsible for every single coronavirus death.  "If the president had done his job... had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive," the Democratic presidential nominee told the audience in Pennsylvania.  "All the people — I'm not making this up.  Just look at the data.  Look at the data."  Critics on social media were quick to jump on Biden for his comments.

'Bipartisan' Transition Integrity Project Hires 'Majority LGBT, Majority Woman', Democrat-Only Consulting Firm Linked To Kamala Harris.  The Transition Integrity Project appears to have hired an exclusively Democrat-run consulting firm that has described itself as "working with" Kamala Harris's presidential campaign, to orchestrate communications for the purportedly "bipartisan" group.  The group's website — which went up for a few hours last week before hastily being pulled down — revealed that press inquiries should be directed to ""  The group's collaboration with Newco Strategies, however, is yet another blow to the effort's facade of bipartisanship.

The Trump Scandal Absorption Level Has Been Reached.  [Scroll down]  We're being lied to on a daily basis.  We're being manipulated by a minority that, without the media, would be invisible.  This minority is literally so small that if the media were not sponsoring them, we wouldn't see them.  Now, as you know, psychologically, this sufficient works.  A lot of people on our side think that we are outnumbered — and the truth is, not only are we not outnumbered, they're not even close to outnumbering us.  Despite how you feel, despite how it might look.  And I'm talking specifically about the Marxist radical leftist.  Not the usual liberal Democrats that we know are out there.  I'm talking about the Antifas and the Black Lives Matters.  They are nowhere near a majority of in this country.  They are a tiny minority, and we're being told by CNN and the New York Times every day that the country has now made the move to Marxism.

Chad Wolf Sets the Record Straight on Portland, 'Mostly Peaceful' Riots, and COVID.  Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf set the record straight on the violent antifa riots in Portland in his 2020 State of the Homeland speech on Wednesday.  He explained just how dangerous the riots had been for federal law enforcement and he excoriated Gov. Kate Brown (D-Ore.) and Mayor Ted Wheeler (D-Portland) for refusing to cooperate with federal officers as they protected the federal courthouse from rioters.  Wolf also condemned the ridiculous assertion that the violence in Portland has been "mostly peaceful."

Andrew Cuomo Rants: 'Donald Trump Caused The COVID Outbreak In New York'.  Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday [9/8/2020], New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ranted, "Donald Trump caused the COVID outbreak in New York," then immediately chanted again, "Donald Trump caused the COVID outbreak in New York." [...] As Fox News has noted, over 6,200 elderly residents may have died from COVID-19 in New York nursing homes according to state health department statistics.  On March 25, the New York Department of Health issued an advisory that stated nursing homes had to accept residents returning from hospitals whether or not they had a diagnosis of COVID-19.

Joe Biden Tries to Cancel Thomas Edison.  A Joe Biden terrified that the African-American vote is slipping away from the party of pandering made an absurd claim during a rare day trip from his basement bunker to Kenosha, Wisconsin.  At least his handlers were able to find and lead him to Wisconsin, which Hillary Clinton failed to do in 2016.  Biden had just finished a meeting with the family of Jacob Blake, the young African-American wanted on a felony warrant for sexual abuse shot after struggling with police.  As part of his portrayal of the Trump administration as oppressors of blacks and white people as guardians of systemic racism, even if it is Democrats who run the system where urban unrest is occurring, Biden decided to add another wrinkle — whites are stealing credit for African-American inventions.

Democrats And 'The Big Lie'.  If Democrats have the truth on their side, why do they need to lie so much?  It's a question for the ages.  Every time you turn on the news or open a paper, some headline is blaring about how President Trump is a disaster.  You name it — Coronavirus, trade, the economy, race relations, the military, schools — and there is a liberal Democrat with a press credential telling you how those things and more are bad, and have never been worse, no matter the evidence to the contrary.  Adolf Hitler called it the "Große Lüge," or "Big Lie," and the political left has embraced it once again, this time flooding the zone with it.

Biden Fabricates Trump Social Security Cuts.  This lie was so outrageous that it was awarded four Pinocchios by the Washington Post.  The impetus for the claim was a letter written to Chief Actuary Stephen Goss by several Senators asking him to evaluate "hypothetical legislation" whereby the payroll taxes that provide funding for Social Security would be eliminated.  Goss must respond to such questions, but he included this in his answer:  "I am not aware that anyone has proposed the hypothetical legislation you describe."  It's also unlikely that he knew that the letter was sent at the behest of the Democratic presidential nominee, who has called for Social Security cuts.

Here's How We Know The Atlantic's Hit Piece on Trump Is Pure Fiction.  A report published Thursday by The Atlantic cited anonymous sources claiming that President Donald Trump didn't want to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018 because the troops there who died in battle were "losers" and "suckers.  The media has largely reported on this story as though it were true or at least likely to be true.  "The Atlantic Magazine is dying, like most magazines, so they make up a fake story in order to gain some relevance," Trump tweeted on Friday.  "Story already refuted, but this is what we are up against.  Just like the Fake Dossier.  You fight and fight, and then people realize it was a total fraud!"  Even CNN's Brian Stelter seemed to acknowledge that the claims of anonymous sources aren't as convincing.

Coincidence? Hours After The Atlantic's Hit Piece on Trump Came a Pre-Produced Commercial.  The "story" in The Atlantic about President Trump derisively speaking of fallen U.S. troops has been widely debunked by people who were actually there, as my PJ Media colleague Matt Margolis writes, and now there's even more reason to doubt its veracity.  Within hours of The Atlantic's hit piece on Trump, there was a far-Left "Vote Vets" commercial on the air about it and a question about the Atlantic story was the first one asked at a Joe Biden campaign presser. [...] [I]t's as if they were working together or something.

Trump-Hater John Bolton Debunks Anonymous Atlantic Hit Piece On Trump's Veterans Record.  Fired former National Security Advisor John Bolton, who released an anti-Trump book earlier this year that sought to offer one last breath into the Democrats' February impeachment hopes, debunked The Atlantic hit piece published Thursday.  The magazine's story relied entirely on anonymous sources to charge the president with making disparaging remarks on WWI veterans.  Thursday night [9/3/2020], Atlantic Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg offered new allegations on why the president didn't visit the graves of fallen WWI soldiers on a 2018 trip to France, which the White House has continued to claim was due to inclement weather.

John Bolton Rejects Atlantic Story: 'I Was There'; 'I Didn't Hear That'.  Former National Security Advisor John Bolton has disputed a story in The Atlantic claiming that President Donald Trump called fallen World War I soldiers "losers."  Bolton told the New York Times Friday [9/4/2020] that "I was there" and "I didn't hear that."  The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg published an article titled "Trump:  Americans Who Died in War Are 'Losers' and 'Suckers'."  The story also claimed that Trump skipped a 2018 visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris, where the fallen of the battle of Belleau Wood are buried, because he feared rain would ruin his hair.  Goldberg's sources were all anonymous.

Prof. Biden Claims 'a Black Man Invented the Light Bulb, Not a White Guy Named Edison.'.  Joe Biden, who claims he wants to fact-check Donald Trump in real time during the presidential debates, told a real whopper on Thursday during his visit to Kenosha.  "People fear that's, which, that which is different.  We gotta, for example, why [...] don't we teach history in history classes?  A black man invented the light bulb, not a white guy named Edison." Fact check:  False.  Make no mistake about it, Thomas Edison invented the light bulb.

Joe Biden Lies in Church, Brings 'Very Fine People' Hoax to Kenosha.  Former Vice President Joe Biden told a small audience at the Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that President Donald Trump had called neo-Nazis "very fine people" — repeating a false claim he has made since his campaign began.  Biden — whose campaign billed his visit as an opportunity for racial healing — repeated the same script he has used over and over again, talking about white supremacists coming "out of the fields," and "carrying torches," with their "veins bulging."  He added that a "young woman was killed" protesting against them.  (Her name was Heather Heyer, a detail he often omits.)  Biden — standing before the cross — went on to say that the president, when asked about the white supremacists, said there were "very fine people on both sides."  But Biden misled his audience:  Trump actually condemned the white supremacists.

Joe Biden's Denial of DNC Mask Mandate Is Pure Panic.  Joe Biden is becoming so defensive, he's being forced to blatantly lie about his own call for a nationwide mask mandate.  "We'll have a national mandate to wear a mask," Slow Joe said during his acceptance speech at the Democrat National Convention. [...] He called for all of this in front of the whole world.  It's on tape.  There's video.  And now, he's lying about it.  Says he never said it.

Gaslighting America:  Democrats And Media Have Turned It Up To 11.  The Democratic Party and its communications office have been telling the country for some time now that night is day and up is down.  But, with the election two months away, the psychological manipulation of the American voter has accelerated.  As we've written the past two days, Joe Biden has condemned the riots that have been wrecking cities and killing people since the May 25 death of George Floyd.  We're glad he finally got around to it.  Yet he and his party are acting as if they've opposed the violence all along and it's President Donald Trump who has failed to come out against it.  But Trump, of course, has been denouncing the riots since they began.  Even when the media were determined to convince us they were "mostly peaceful."

Pushing back against Biden's claim that Trump caused the violence.  On Monday [8/31/2020], the Democrat party released Joe Biden from the basement, hustled him up to Pittsburgh, had him read a Teleprompter, waved farewell to journalists who weren't allowed to speak, and tucked him up again in his basement bed.  The speech that Biden read was, quite possibly, the most dishonest speech ever given during an American political campaign.  A conservative Christian website put together a video pushing back against Biden's lies, and that video has rightly gone viral. [...] For a long time, the Democrat establishment supported what was going on.  Democrats did this explicitly, with actual words of support, or implicitly by downplaying or denying the violence.  At the Democrat National Convention, no one at the convention said a single word about the daily riots.  Sometime last week, though, the polling changed, and word got out to Democrats that Americans don't like seeing their cities go up in flames and their black neighborhoods (and businesses) destroyed.

No 'sister' moment for Joe.  On Monday, Joe Biden looked at the camera and said something like this:  "Do I look like a guy who supports lawlessness"?  Frankly, he doesn't.  What he looks like is: a man who has said nothing since the riots started and then suddenly decided to talk about because the polls are changing.

A Clutch of Fools.  Our friends on the left pirouette from position to position, desperate to please the mob.  Consider a point of comparison:  Only a few years ago, a bunch of irresponsible people who took out mortgages they could never hope to afford eventually lost their houses in foreclosures.  People lost businesses, too.  That was, we were assured, a national tragedy, an indictment of capitalism.  But now the anointed mob is burning down homes and businesses, and progressives sniff that these losses are "just property."  Sometimes, property losses (those resulting from failure to pay a valid debt) are the cause of lamentation and the rending of garments, and sometimes property losses (those imposed by criminal violence) are no big deal.  A cynical man might suspect that such progressive posturing is not to be taken seriously.

Don't Be a Victim of Democrat Abuse and Voter Endangerment.  Democrats have a problem.  It turns out they can't set cities on fire, destroy local businesses, and unleash rampant violence upon their residents and call it an election strategy.  They can accurately call it domestic terrorism or anti-government insurrection, but those bumper stickers don't sell well when every car parked in Democrat zones of lawlessness from New York City to Portland has already been ransacked and torched.  What to do?  Blame the whole Democrat operation on President Trump, of course.  Somehow, the guy who has been standing up to the mob for four years is secretly leading the mob, too.  Joe Biden's campaign may be bailing out the army of Marxist brownshirts toppling statues in city squares and beating people in the streets, and Soros-installed faux prosecutors may be setting criminals free to commit new and worse crimes, but it's the law-and-order candidate in the White House who is actually to blame.  I know it's a bedrock principle of American politics that Democrats achieve success by simply accusing their Republican opponents of whatever crimes or political transgressions they, themselves, are instigating, but this about-face takes the cake!

17-Yr-Old Kenosha Shooter's Legal Team Makes Amazing Statement Clearing His Name.  The media has lied [a lot] about Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who shot three in Kenosha last week, but now his legal team is correcting the record.  There has been one lie after another perpetrated by the left-wing, anti-American media about Rittenhouse.  We have been told he is a "white supremacist," but no evidence was ever supplied.  He was called a "militia member."  Again, no evidence.  Then they said he was "coordinating with the police."  Another false statement.  The media next said he transported a "machine gun" across state lines.  Nada on the proof.  It was said he was "looking for someone to kill."  Yep, no evidence cited.  These are just a few of the lies the leftist media told you about this young man.

Chaffetz rips Schiff, says House Intel chair should 'lose his security clearance' for leaking classified info.  If members of Congress have leaked classified information to the media, they should be prosecuted, former House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said on "Outnumbered" Monday [8/31/2020].  On Sunday, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe defended his decision to scale back in-person briefings to lawmakers on election security, telling "Sunday Morning Futures" that "within minutes of one of those briefings ending, a number of members of Congress went to a number of different outlets and leaked classified information for political purposes to create a narrative that simply isn't true, that somehow Russia is a greater national security threat than China."

Democrats Turn on a Dime, Suddenly Admit These are Violent Riots.  In case you missed it, the Democrat/media talking points turned on a dime over the weekend.  As if like magic, every Democrat/lefitist/communist talking head on your television did a 180 from the talking point "these are peaceful protests" to "these are violent riots and they're all Trump's fault".

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It seems that the Wuhan virus's risks have been grossly exaggerated.  Without the Wuhan virus, the Democrats have no meaningful opposition to Trump.  Not only have the Democrats weaponized the Wuhan virus to destroy the economies under their aegis, but they've also repeatedly claimed that Trump killed 161,000 Americans.  However, new CDC data show that, of those Americans who died in the past seven months, only 6% died from the virus alone.  The other 94% had serious comorbidities that (sadly) put them at a higher risk of death from anything that came along — and certainly from having sick people funneled into their nursing homes. [...] When the dust settles on the year 2020, we will finally accept that the United States shut down the greatest economy in the world, that the governors in the worst hit states issued executive orders turning their nursing homes into death traps, and that we significantly increased deaths from otherwise treatable illnesses — all because of a bad flu.  It's understandable that, in the beginning, as the ugly scenes from Wuhan province emerged, we may have panicked and, in retrospect, overreacted.  Thinking back to the early days, the plan was not to overreact.  It was, instead, to have a limited, two-week lockdown to flatten the curve.  Six months later, Democrats states are still flattening that curve without letup.

Joe Biden Ad Blames Trump for Gretchen Whitmer's Decision to Cancel Football.  A new ad by Joe Biden's campaign is attempting to place the blame on Donald Trump for a decision Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) made to cancel football in the state — one of the few governors to make such a move.

I'm tired of insufferable circus clowns who are unable (read: unwilling) to research for themselves.  [Thread reader]  [Scroll down past numerous photos and anecdotes]  In 2019:
  •   403 white suspects were killed
  •   24 white suspects were unarmed
  •   250 black people were killed
  •   14 black suspects were unarmed
  •   5.9% of white suspects killed were unarmed
  •   5.6% of black suspects killed were unarmed
Out of millions of arrests, police rarely kill anyone of any race but when they do, the suspect is almost always armed and/or fighting and resisting (i.e. a threat)[.]  Although rare, the odds were greater that white suspects killed by police would be unarmed.  BLM is based on lies.

Blaming the Violence on Trump Is a Bridge Too Far.  Democrats can try but won't succeed at distancing themselves from the violence they have enabled on American streets.  People surely know where the Democrats have stood on this, and that they're now backpedaling only because of polling data.  Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg outright blamed this anarchy on President Donald Trump. [...] To blame this violence on Trump because he's in office is like blaming him for the border wall not being erected fast enough.  It's like blaming him for the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus when, in fact, he has persistently tried, over strenuous Democratic obstruction, to sensibly and safely reopen our economy.  It would be like blaming him for abortions because they have persisted during his first term despite his valiant efforts for the innocent unborn.  It is inconceivable that Buttigieg is unaware Democratic mayors and governors have all but encouraged this mayhem.

Democrats and NeverTrump carpetbaggers lie about Trump's acceptance speech.  The Democrats and their fellow travelers in the NeverTrump Lincoln Project are terrified that, if Americans hear Trump without mediation, Americans will (a) like what they hear and (b) know that neither he nor his supporters are racist.  (And defamatory racism accusations, of course, are the biggest sticks with which they can beat conservatives.)  So it was that, when Trump appeared in North Carolina to give his acceptance speech upon receiving the Democrat nomination, CNN cut away from the speech because of alleged "outright lies."  Then, the hate-filled carpetbaggers in the Lincoln Project, a coalition made up of failed Republican campaign advisors, accused an audience member of calling Obama a "monkey" to Trump's laughing agreement.  These are the actions of ugly and desperate people.

CNN'S Admission: Lemon, Cuomo Say They Don't 'Fact-Check' DNC Because Dems Don't Lie Like Trump.  CNN hosts Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo trashed the Republican National Convention Monday night; saying they don't "fact-check" the Democrats "because they don't lie like Donald Trump."  "Who are people going to believe?  We'll see who makes the better case.  You can fact-check it to death, we can fact-check it all night.  People say, 'Well you didn't fact-check the Democrats!' They are not lying the way Trump does!" said Cuomo.  "Nobody lies the way this man does, has, and will, that I've ever seen in politics.  So, he's lying to you!  These people are all his echo!" added the CNN anchor.  [Video clip]

Lincoln Project Deletes Viral Tweet after Falsely Claiming Trump Supporter Called Obama 'Monkey'.  The anti-Trump Lincoln Project was forced to delete a viral tweet that falsely claimed President Trump "relished" in a convention supporter calling former President Barack Obama a "monkey," while the video clearly shows the term was not used. [...] But footage of the clip in question, during which Trump claims Democrats "are trying to steal the election," clearly shows an onlooker yelling "Spygate" — a reference to the president's allegations that the Obama administration spied on his 2016 campaign.  The tweet was apparently stolen — the Lincoln Project has been called out repeatedly for copying content from other users — from a different account, which deleted the tweet after being corrected by journalist Aaron Rupar, who regularly covers Trump's speeches.

Biden Says Climate Change Is One of 'Four Historic Crises' Facing the Nation.  "Four historic crises.  All at the same time.  A perfect storm," Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden said in his acceptance speech Thursday night [8/20/2020].  He included climate change in those four crises: [...] ["]The worst pandemic in over 100 years.  The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.  The most compelling call for racial justice since the 60's.  And the undeniable realities and just the accelerating threats of climate change.["]

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[#1] The "worst pandemic in over 100 years" would hardly have been noticed, in the absence of news media sensationalism and anti-Trump hysteria.  Moreover, it was foisted on us by the Chinese Communists.  [#2] The economic crisis is almost entirely the fault of news media sensationalism (did I mention that already?) and a string of Democrat governors (along with RINO Greg Abbott) and county-level tyrants imposing needless lockdowns.  [#3] Anarchists rioting in the streets is not a "compelling call for racial justice."  [#4]  Climate change is not a threat, nor is it accelerating in either the warming or cooling direction.  If not for the news media (see above), you'd never know if the average temperature world-wide was changing one or two degrees per century, or the sea level was increasing by a millimeter every year.

Joe Biden's 'Four Crises' Deliberately Ignore Rising Crime and Left-Wing Riots.  A startling rise in violent crime and months of left-wing riots are not included on Joe Biden's list of presidential priorities.  On Thursday night [8/20/2020], Biden gave his speech accepting the Democrat nomination for president.  The address clearly laid out his priorities, what he called the "four historic crises." [...] There's no way around the fact that like the rest of the Democrat party and the corporate media propaganda machine, Biden has decided to pretend months of rioting and an explosion of violent crime just isn't happening.  We all know why this makes the left uncomfortable.  The riots and violent crime explosion are all happening in Democrat-run cities.  What's more, the riots are almost exclusively led by the Democrats' Brownshirts, the left-wing terrorists in Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

One Word Was Mysteriously Absent From The Democrats' Convention.  Eight months ago, all but two House Democrats voted to impeach President Donald Trump, and in February every Democratic senator found him guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors.  As the articles of impeachment were heading over to the Senate to face certain defeat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intoned that "This president is impeached for life regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of Mitch McConnell.  There is nothing the Senate can do to ever erase that." [...] Yet when Pelosi spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, she never mentioned Trump's impeachment.  She didn't mention Ukraine, or Russia or any of the other reasons Democrats spent three years arguing were grounds for his removal from office.

Joe Biden Repeats the 'Very Fine People' Hoax at DNC.  CLAIM:  Joe Biden said (again) that President Donald Trump called neo-Nazis in Charlottesville "very fine people."  VERDICT: FALSE.  Trump said the neo-Nazis should be "condemned totally."  Biden knows he is lying about this.

Biden Repeats Charlottesville Lie in Dishonest and Divisive DNC Acceptance Speech.  [Scroll down]  So if Joe Biden considers the antifa and BLM thugs in Charlottesville to be "those with the courage to stand against" racism, what does he think of the antifa agitators in Seattle and Portland?  What does he think of the BLM looters in Chicago and New York City?  There is something kinda weird about Biden's fixation on a three year old riot that involved white supremacists when there are violent left-wing riots going on every night in our nation's cities that he has nothing to say about.  Not only has the Democrat not condemned the riots, in July, he lashed out at the Trump administration for "sowing chaos and division" after Homeland Security deployed federal officers to cities to quell the violence.

DNC Faked Convention Crowd! — Used Double Images of Kamala Supporters in Crowd Shot.  Kamala Harris delivered her DNC virtual convention speech on Wednesday night from somewhere.  After she was done there was dead silence and then some women only appeared on a screen and she waved at them.  It did not look like they could see her because they did not react.  But then somebody noticed the crowd was faked!  But the DNC faked the crowd of supporters.  They used double images of the same people to make their crowd shot!

DNC duplicates So That's How They Do It — Getting 6 Votes From 3 Voters Demonstrated in Harris "Zoom" Speech.  The faces on the monitors were an edgy technological substitute for a live convention audience, and designed to give Harris that "pep rally" feedback that you used to get in the closing hours of the Jerry Lewis Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy.  But upon closer inspection, something more revealing was discovered.  As noted in the color circles on the image [Left], the DNC sponsors of the convention and its cutting edge technological wizardry demonstrated how they were able to create the illusion of 30 enthusiastic supporters when only 27 people had signed on to the program to have their images broadcast back to Harris.  Drawing on similar technological breakthroughs developed with respect to Democrat party "Get Out The Vote" efforts, the producers of the DNC Telethon simply used the image of three of the participants in two different boxes, creating the illusion of 30 supporters who would generate 30 votes for Harris, when in fact only 27 live bodies chose to participate in the event.

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Imagine that.  The Democrats could only find 27 people in all the United States who wanted their pictures associated with the DNC.  Wow.  No spares, no backup plans, no spare feeds from low-level party officials.  Amateurs!

The Democrats' Cavalcade of Lies.  The Democrats' convention is painful to watch — a display of nonstop demagoguery about "saving the planet" from pols who can't even save America's cities.  Pundits purr that the Democrats offer a "return to normalcy."  But almost everything about their agenda is abnormal — from leaving America's border open to defunding the police to imposing transgenderism on America's youth.  The Democrats take no interest in the basic requirements of running a country and instead tout what ruins one. [...] The party of lockdowns, shutdowns, and national mask mandates is simultaneously in favor of open borders, amnesty, and health insurance for illegal immigrants.  Much of the Democrats' rhetoric centers on their supposed superior compassion.  We are to believe that they have a monopoly on "empathy."  But are their hearts any better than their heads?  This is the party of partial-birth abortion.  Does Michelle Obama have empathy for the child in the womb?  Why can't the "party of science" bring itself to look at a sonogram?

Kamala's Lies.  [Scroll down]  Harris heavily criticized President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus, blaming him for the death toll, the economic contraction, the high unemployment rate, the closure of schools, homelessness, hunger, and poverty.  "The case against Donald Trump and Mike Pence is open and shut.  Just look where they've gotten us, more than 16 million out of work, millions of kids who cannot go back to school, a crisis of poverty, of homelessness afflicting black, brown, and indigenous people the most, a crisis of hunger afflicting one in five mothers who have children that are hungry and tragically, more than 165,000 lives that have been cut short, many with loved ones who never got the chance to say goodbye."  Aside from the fact that Trump has been a huge advocate for the reopening of schools, Harris did not mention that seven of the top ten states with the most COVID deaths are run by Democrats, including New York, which has more deaths than Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Arizona combined.

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"Just look where they've gotten us" is a bit disingenuous, don't you think?  The Communist Chinese brought us the Covid virus, the Democrat governors used the virus as an excuse for draconian lockdowns and mask mandates without any notice or public hearings; the kids can go back to school as soon as the teachers' unions quit blocking the door; the homeless bums defecating in the streets aren't Republicans; poverty is perpetuated by handouts which in turn are perpetuated by Democrats; and most of the mothers with hungry children are not married, again because of welfare programs.  Not to mention this year's rioting and looting, abortion on demand, BLM shakedowns, male athletes pretending to be women, kneeling during the National Anthem, voter fraud, dishonest journalism, sanctuary cities, or the failed attempt to impeach President Trump without any evidence of wrongdoing.  Yes, look where they — the Democrats — have gotten us.

The Dems' Phony Election Mail 'Crisis' Is Over, But The Real One Remains.  The New York Times on Monday [8/17/2020] declared that the "Postal Crisis Ripples Across Nation as Election Looms."  On Tuesday, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy canceled changes he'd started to enact that Democrats claimed were "sabotaging" mail delivery at the behest of President Donald Trump.  DeJoy said it was "to avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail."  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gloated that "They felt the heat.  And that's what we were trying to do, make it too hot for them to handle."  [...] So now that DeJoy has backed down, it seems like the Democrats had a point, doesn't it?  Not exactly.  The crisis as they described it never existed.  It was a fiction they peddled to damage Trump's reelection bid — one the Trump-hating mainstream press was all too eager to amplify[.]  But what about all those reports of mail delays?  Well, they weren't based on any official measures or audits.  The stories were all anecdotal.  What's more, most of the complaints about service disruptions and mail delays came from postal worker unions — which have all endorsed Biden for president.

DNC fact check:  Michelle Obama and the 'kids in cages'.  Michelle Obama assailed President Donald Trump on Monday for ripping migrant children from their parents and throwing them into cages, picking up on a frequent and distorted point made widely by Democrats.  She's right that Trump's now-suspended policy at the U.S.-Mexico border separated thousands of children from their families in ways that had not been done before.  But what she did not say is that the very same "cages" were built and used in her husband's administration, for the same purpose of holding migrant kids temporarily.

John Kerry Falsely Claims Obama-Biden Stopped Nuclear Iran, ISIS.  CLAIM: The Obama-Biden administration "eliminated" the threat of a nuclear Iran and built a coalition to "destroy ISIS."  VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE.  Obama-Biden emboldened Iran and allowed the ISIS threat to become a major threat.  Former Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on the second night of the Democratic National Convention to claim that President Donald Trump had reversed the gains of the Obama-Biden administration, including against ISIS and Iran.  We "eliminated the threat of an Iran with a nuclear weapon," he said.  That is flatly untrue.  Under the Iran deal, the U.S. and other nations dropped sanctions against Iran and provided them access to billions in cash and assets in return for a temporary slowdown in Iran's development of nuclear weapons.

Delusional Democrats' lies and misleading claims take center stage on second night of convention.  On the night the Democratic Party officially nominated Joe Biden to be its 2020 presidential nominee, Democrats proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that they can't win with a substantive debate about policy, resorting instead to presenting Americans with a two-hour marathon of misleading claims, outright lies and hypocrisy.  For example, Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Penn. and Florida Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried credited Biden with the incredible job growth experienced under the first three years of the Trump administration, prior to the coronavirus pandemic.  "When our economy was on the brink, Joe led the recovery effort that created millions of jobs, including here in western Pennsylvania," Lamb said.  "Under his leadership, America bounced back with the longest economic expansion in history."  "You know, the one Trump brags about creating," Fried quickly added.  Of course, what they seemed to have forgotten is that Barack Obama was president prior to Donald Trump, not Joe Biden.  And even more importantly, the Obama-Biden economic recovery was the slowest since the Great Depression.

Misinformed Voters Are the Single Greatest Threat to the United States.  [Scroll down]  The evil genius of the media is that they've tied being misinformed with morality.  In other words, they are able to brainwash people because they make people believe that A. they're not brainwashed, and B. they're good people for believing the things they do.  For example, the "Hands up, don't shoot!" Michael Brown slogan was a total lie, yet it spread so quickly and so far because people wanted to believe it.  People recognized on some level that it was socially desirable to do so.  To believe Michael Brown was an innocent victim of not only a racist police officer but a racist criminal justice system was to be in alignment with the prevailing moral standards as defined by the media, Hollywood and other cultural elites.  You were seen as a bad person if you pointed out that A. Michael Brown was not innocent, B. Michael Brown was not targeted because of his race, and C. He never said "Hands up, don't shoot" to the officer.  Those things were all facts, yet anyone who pointed them out was considered Bad and Racist.

Cuomo calls coronavirus the 'European virus' in Trump-bashing DNC speech.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo slammed President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic during his Monday night speech to the Democratic National Convention, accusing the White House of "negligence" even as his own administration drew flak for thousands of deaths in New York's nursing homes.  "Our collective strength is exercised through government.  It is, in effect, our immune system.  And our current federal government is dysfunctional and incompetent.  It couldn't fight off the virus.  In fact, it didn't even see it coming.  The European virus infected the northeast while the White House was still fixated on China," Cuomo said during his speech, an apparent counterpoint to Trump's labeling of COVID-19 as the "China virus."

Day One of the Democrat Con-vention: Pros and Cons — Watching PR Pros Combine to Con America.  A pledge of allegiance by five or so White kids.  Clean cut.  Again:  Clean cut.  Just like the kids whose parents the Dems need to win in northern Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Iowa, New Hampshire, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.  No rings hanging from their noses, lips, or eyelids.  No tattoos observable.  Just five kids reciting the Pledge the way I did as a kid and still do today (also without tattoos or rings hanging from my face, by the way).  Dozens of Zoom-type squares of people — mostly young, but also adults and elder citizens — singing the Star Spangled Banner.  No one kneeling.  Again:  No one kneeling.  The kind of patriotism that is intrinsic in the hearts and souls of Independent Voters the Dems need to win in northern Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Iowa, New Hampshire, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.  A third time:  No one kneeling during the National Anthem.  No one wearing African kente cloths and kneeling as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer did.

'Social Justice' Is Extortion.  The Democrat Party pretense that mostly there are only "peaceful protesters" is a blatant lie, particularly when elected Democrat officials encourage the looting and arson and attacks on police.  The claim that rioting is all about police reform and justice for African Americans no longer has any credibility.  The truth is that there is no light between Democrats and rioters, the antifa rioters serving as the militia of the Democrat Party.  The Democrat "defund the police" movement, which has hobbled the police in many Democrat-run cities, does not enhance "black lives," which are threatened by a high rate of black-on-black crime, particularly shootings and murders, but also theft, robbery, assault, and rape.

Kamala Harris Lies Repeatedly in [her] First Speech as Biden's Running Mate.  In her first speech since Joe Biden selected her as his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris told multiple lies.  To wit:  "The president's mismanagement of the pandemic has plunged us into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression," Harris said.  False.  The pandemic and its associated lockdowns, not the president, are responsible for the economic contraction.  Donald Trump is not the president of the euro zone, which suffered through an even more dire economic contraction in the second quarter:  minus 40.3 percent, on an annualized basis, as against minus 32.9 percent in the US. [...] "Just look where [Trump and Mike Pence] have gotten us. ... Millions of kids who cannot go back to school," Harris said.  Wrong.  It is not Donald Trump's decision whether kids go back to school, because the federal government does not run schools, but he has urged the schools to reopen.  The primary reason kids cannot go back to school is opposition from teachers' unions.  The second-largest teachers' union is threatening to strike if schools reopen.

Jamie Lee Curtis warns of Trump fans stealing mail trucks to win 2020: 'Let's not let it happen!'  Celebrity activist Jamie Lee Curtis says she's worried that President Trump's supporters may steal the 2020 election by making off with United States Postal Service trucks.  The "Halloween" star left Twitter users confused on Tuesday [8/11/2020] after peddling a conspiracy theory of enormous size and scope.

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Apparently she saw a USPS delivery truck being taken away on a tow truck, and since the driver was wearing a red hat, she inferred that the driver was an evil Republican, surmised the USPS vehicle was full of ballots, and then assumed the Republicans had been caught trying to steal the election, which is still three months away.  Sounds like air-tight Hollywood logic!  Unfortunately there are plenty of followers on social media who will believe her story, just because she used to be a celebrity.

Flashback to when media did its job, exposed Biden for blatantly lying about his law school days.  A video montage tweeted by actor James Woods on Monday [8/10/2020] features then-Sen. Joe Biden bragging that he was tops in his law school class followed by clips of subsequent media reports debunking his claims.  In the first clip, Biden is heard variously claiming during what appears to be a press conference that he attended law school "on a full academic scholarship," that he was the only one in law school to have a full ride, and wound up in the top half of his class.  "I was the outstanding student in the political science department at the end of my year," Biden continued.  [Video clip]  "I graduated with three degrees from undergraduate school and 165 credits, only needed 123 credits," he continued.  Subsequent clips feature news reports noted that Biden went on to admit that none of those claims were correct.

Gillibrand: If Anyone Helps Trump with Nomination Speech 'It's in Violation of the Hatch Act'.  Thursday [8/6/2020] on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) weighed in on the possibility of President Donald Trump giving his speech accepting the Republican Party presidential nomination from the White House, despite some suggesting it could a violation of the Hatch Act.  Trump has maintained that such an act would be legal because the Hatch Act did not "pertain to the president."

Kayleigh McEnany Fires Back At Reporter's Question On 'Campaign' Rose Garden Speech.  White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany fired back at a reporter who questioned her about President Donald Trump's "political speech in the Rose Garden" by asking him to read the Hatch Act. [...] "We act in accordance with the Hatch Act," McEnany responded.  "It's well-established that the president and the vice president are not subject to the Hatch Act.  It says this much in the Hatch Act.  It says that the Hatch Act applies to executive branch employees, which is defined in the Hatch Act as employee, meaning any individual other than the president and the vice president."

Democrats planted false stories in effort to derail Biden investigations, Grassley says.  One of the longest serving members of Congress in a scathing speech on Wednesday accused Democrats of resorting to dirty tricks in order to derail investigations into Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings with Ukraine.  "This is the behavior of cowards.  And it has to stop," Sen. Chuck Grassley declared.  Democrats have accused two leading senators of engaging in disinformation, while in truth the accusers are engaging in disinformation, said Grassley, R-Iowa, in his speech to lawmakers.  Citing investigations being led by himself and Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Grassley highlighted important revelations, among them that parts of the infamous anti-Trump document, the Steele Dossier, were based on Russian disinformation.

The Truth About Slavery.  We are continually misled by progressive propaganda on the issue of race.  Misinformation bleeds over to the conservative realm as well.  The media, Hollywood, and academia are consumed with race, tribalism, and hatred for our Founding.  The real agenda here is power, divide and conquer to pursue some ill-conceived Utopia.  The truth is that violence is part of the Left's playbook.  They are opportunists and provocateurs ready for any excuse to attack our freedom.  Much of the violence we see is a planned political strategy taking advantage of the crisis du jour.  Racism is not our Achilles Heel.  It is the ubiquitous manipulation and exploitation of race and racism that threatens our way of life.  Political operatives masquerading as journalists feed the hate 24/7.

Evidence Mounts That Mail-In Voting Will Bring Only Fraud And Chaos.  For months we've heard reassurances from Democrats that the nation can, and should, vote by mail this November.  It won't, we've been told, result in an increase in voter fraud, and we can count on the Postal Service to handle the workload.  And, of course, voting by mail is vital to prevent more coronavirus deaths.  It's becoming painfully obvious that none of that is true, and that the Democrats' only real motivation is to swing key elections in their favor.

Seven Major October Surprises Awaiting Democrats.  In the past, the term "October Surprise" has almost always involved the Democrats turning up some last-minute dirt on a Republican.  Perhaps the best-known of these was the revelation of a driving-while-under-the-influence charge (DWI) against Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush on Friday, November 3, 2000, a mere three days before the razor-thin 2000 election.  Many political analysts think this cost Bush significant votes among evangelical Christians. [...] Then there was the alleged October Surprise that never happened.  In April 1991, former Jimmy Carter Presidential aide Gary Sick told the New York Times that then-vice-presidential candidate George W. Bush had flown to Iran in an SR-71 spy plane just prior to the 1980 election to convince the Iranians not to release the American hostages until after the election.  A Democrat House investigated and concluded "there is no credible evidence" to support the nonsensical claim.  By the way, let that sink in.  This was a time when a Democrat House could be counted on to at least offer a fair and honest appraisal of facts).

8 Democrat Myths William Barr Debunked Between Deliberate Interruptions.  When Attorney General William Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee last Tuesday, Democrats' rhetorical questions reinforced eight falsehoods previously peddled by left-wing media.  Notwithstanding these attempts to prevent Barr from setting the record straight, the attorney general dismantled much of the fake news that has made headlines over the last two months.

Joe Biden has a long history of claiming arrests which never happened.  While the former vice president's family has almost made a sport of racking up arrests and skirting jail time, Biden himself suffers from the opposite problem — bragging about arrests which seemingly never happened.  During his long career, Biden has boasted or spoken of being collared at least three times in his life, but later confessed they were not in fact arrests, a Post review shows.  Unlike his colorful family — who have a collective rap sheet that includes drunk driving, grand larceny, and assault charges spanning decades — Biden employs the cop tales as cute anecdotes in stump speeches and elsewhere.  On at least three occasions in February, Biden told some version of a story about visiting Nelson Mandela in South Africa in the 1970s and being arrested with the independence hero.

Hakeem Jeffries Lies for a Living.  On Tuesday, July 28, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing featuring Attorney General William Barr.  C-SPAN posted the video of the hearing at YouTube, and it lasts for four hours and fifty minutes.  Despite the length of the hearing, the transcript shows that there were 25 instances of our representatives uttering "reclaiming my time."  Seems that at this hearing the Dems didn't want to hear what Mr. Barr had to say.

Let Portland and Seattle burn.  [Scroll down]  Which brings me to Portland, Seattle and the Democrats.  On the one hand, while their cities are looted and burned the Dems maintain that in fact the looters and burners are "perfectly peaceful."  The Dems' lackeys in the media spin the same tale.  While buildings burn in the background, television so-called news reporters contend with a straight face that the riots are "mostly peaceful."  Challenged, the Dems and their media allies would say, I suppose, that "mostly peaceful" merely means over 50%.  Under that rationale, you could say that Chicago is "mostly peaceful" on any given night because more than half of the inhabitants don't get shot.  World War II was "mostly peaceful" because most of the soldiers survived.  In Seattle, rioters took over an entire neighborhood for weeks and destroyed the police precinct building.  They looted, burned, extorted and killed.  In a clinical case of psycho-denial, the lefty Seattle mayor declared it a "Summer of Love."

Nadler's bid to exploit Portland against Team Trump [was] another embarrassing failure.  New York's own Rep. Jerry Nadler was in two car crashes Tuesday [7/28/2020].  The first left him uninjured but delayed the start of the House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General William Barr.  In the second, he humiliated himself with his long-winded, unhinged attacks on the AG.  Nadler's opening statement ran over 1,000 words, all to insist that Barr "has twisted the Department of Justice into a shadow of its former self, capable of serving most Americans only after it has served those in power."  Barr has been "flooding federal law enforcement into the streets of American cities, against the wishes of the state and local leaders of those cities, to forcefully and unconstitutionally suppress dissent," Nadler claims.  In fact, the Justice Department doesn't have the staff to "flood" many cities, and its main program to send in help operates only with local agreement — such as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's OK earlier this week.

'Peaceful': I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.  The definition of "peaceful" has been radically altered by the Left and media.  Now I have a very uneasy feeling.  The media tells us the protests in Portland (and elsewhere) are peaceful.  Or at best "mostly peaceful," which is one awful euphemism.  Read this tweet from ABC News carefully.  "Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified."  That's like tweeting, "Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor After Peaceful Flight Intensifies."  It's not just Orwellian.  It's Swiftian.

AG Barr Defends Sending Federal Agents To Portland: 'Since When Is It Okay To Burn Down A Federal Courthouse?'.  In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr fired back at Democrats, including Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) over claims that the Portland, Oregon, protests were "mostly peaceful" and that the Trump administration erred by sending in federal agents to help guard a courthouse from rioters.  After officially gaveling in the session, Nadler "opened the hearing by reading off a laundry list of Barr's perceived transgressions," according to the Daily Mail, accusing Barr of everything from interfering in a number of federal investigations to derailing Democratic efforts to create a national mail-in voting system.

AG Barr destroys Jerry Nadler in another House Democrat testimony disaster.  Another congressional hearing, another Dem disaster.  They planned a public hanging of the attorney general and spent weeks constructing their scaffold.  He is corrupt, a liar, a toady, they and their media handmaidens assured us, and the House Judiciary Committee will reveal all.  Two obstacles quickly became apparent.  The first is that the Dems were led by Rep. Jerry Nadler, whose rabidness is exceeded only by his haplessness.  The start was delayed because Nadler was in a minor car accident.  That was obviously an omen, but Nadler doesn't take hints, so he plowed forward into a head-on crash with a heavyweight opponent superior in every way.  Nadler specializes in duds, demanding that former special counsel Robert Mueller testify a year ago, only to see the Russia, Russia, Russia hysteria collapse on national TV.

The Establishment Has No Clothes.  Consider the House Judiciary Committee, which met Tuesday [7/28/2020] for a session with Attorney General William Barr.  To call that appearance a mess would be too kind.  You would be safe in calling the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee a member of the elite.  But there is nothing — nothing elite about Jerrold Nadler.  He's a physically repellent, intellectually absent, morally repugnant individual who gets worse with every public exposition.  On Tuesday Nadler amazingly contended that what's happening in Portland is not rioting, that the "demonstrators" there are "peaceful."  Nadler called Antifa violence a "myth."  Barr attempted to counter Nadler's spit-take-inducing statements by outlining the litany of weapons those demonstrators have brought to their "mostly peaceful" protests and making the obvious observation that the federal agents engaged in a nightly melee with Antifa mobsters are defending federal property.  Specifically, as in the case of Portland, the federal courthouse.

Americans Have Never Been Gaslighted This Much in Our Nation's History.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman and world champion sprinter Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) was confronted and asked about the two straight months of nightly violence, chaos, rioting and fires in Portland, OR. Nadler is in charge of the House committee that oversees federal law enforcement in the United States.  Nadler replied, "That's a myth."  Then, he displayed the cat-like agility and speed that he is best known for by waddling to a car and speeding away from the citizen who dared to ask him a question.  Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's city is now on pace to top 700 murders in 2020.  700!  More than 2,000 people have been shot and wounded there in the first half of this year.  Guns are all but illegal for private citizens to own in Chicago, but Mayor Lightfoot knows exactly who is to blame for all the violence and chaos in her city:  Other states that have not banned assault rifles.  In Richmond, Virginia over the weekend, Black Lives Matter charged the police station, set a city dump truck on fire and damaged several buildings on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus.  The good news is that the Richmond Police Department has identified the culprits:  White supremacists who dressed up in Black Lives Matter costumes to instigate the violence.

Are Portland's riots a 'myth'? Or are they Trump's doing?  Democrats can't decide.  Democrats can't seem to make up their minds.  First, they deny that protests in Portland and Seattle are violent and claim that President Trump and the GOP are propagating this "myth" to win over voters, as House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler claimed this weekend.  But now, after hours of video evidence and multiple insider reports, Democrats are finally admitting that the riots on the West Coast are indeed riots, but with one caveat:  Trump is to blame.

Portland Fire Commisioner Blames Cops for Starting Fires.  How terrible do you have to be that even in this period of Black Lives Matter witch hunts and anti-police hysteria, you get called out by Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler?  Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty would like to offer a personal demonstration.

How To Disprove The 6 Most Outrageous Myths Of The 1619 Project.  Nikole-Hannah Jones, the famed conceptualizer of The New York Times's 1619 Project, is one of the most protected and vaunted leftist personalities in America today.  Such is the fascination with her venture that Oprah Winfrey plans to turn her ideas into a series of films and televised programs.  Telling the story of the American people is always a laudable goal.  But we must counter attempts to indoctrinate citizens into believing that America is a distinctly callous nation.  The 1619 Project's fabrications commit a horrific injustice on American history.  The project perpetuates dangerous myths about the country's founding, and by painting its roots as structurally racist and oppressive, it stokes racial tensions.  Yet despite the project's myriad erroneous claims, they have been widely accepted and even celebrated.  This must be countered.  So, here are some of the most egregious myths this project foists on the country, along with corrections. [...]

The Implosion of the Left's Language Circus.  Recent fiascos in Portland and Chicago indicate a dangerous turn for the left.  Portland's mayor let anarchists terrorize the downtown for fifty days, then fueled a psy-op campaign blaming the destruction on Trump.  Chicago's mayor, Lori Lightfoot, lashed out at Donald Trump just before hundreds of protesters hurled projectiles at police before a Christopher Columbus statue.  Next, they marched to surround her house, yelling expletives at her.  Conservatives worry, understandably, about whether the public will blame this chaos on Trump.  Many signs indicate that the left's propaganda machine has worked.  As a personal endeavor, I contacted Democratic friends and relatives during June and July to see if we could find common ground.  There exists no common ground.  All the Democrats I know hold Donald Trump personally responsible for the spread of COVID.  They believe that racial violence has increased under Donald Trump.  No Democrat who spoke to me believes there is any rioting in the United States other than white supremacist provocateurs.  They believe that cancel culture is not real, not a problem, and not something that leftists participate in.  They do not believe that the media have any bias.

Cuomo: Nursing Home Policy Criticism Is 'All Politics'.  During a press conference on Friday [7/24/2020], New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) stated that the criticism of his nursing home policies during the coronavirus pandemic is "all politics" and that the issue is being pushed by those who are "politically motivated" at the New York Post and Fox News.

The Latest Hoax — Trump Sending Nazi Brownshirts to Democrat Cities.  The hatred of Donald Trump by the Democrats and some Republicans knows no boundaries.  It is depraved and desperate at the same time.  The latest attack on Donald Trump is pushing the meme that Trump is Hitler resurrected and is sending his "Nazi" storm troopers to cities such as Portland in order to terrorize women and children who are engaged in simple peaceful protest.  The newest lie insists that Trump's storm troopers are acting like Pinochet's secret police and rounding up innocent people and shoving them into black vans.  The implication is that these poor, humble souls are being disappeared just because they want to exercise their First Amendment rights.

Word Salad in the Time of Coronavirus.  [For example,] "Social Distancing."  Why "social" distancing?  Standing six feet apart is physical distancing.  There's nothing social about locking yourself at home and not seeing other people.  Meanwhile, we're communicating via "social" media, making us more physically distant than ever.  It's a safe bet our health — mental and physical — would be in a better state if we did actually socially distance, that is, distance ourselves from Facebook and Twitter. [...] "New normal" is a perfect example of doublethink.  "Normal" is what we are used to.  If it's new, we're not used to it — it's different.  Don't tell us we will have a "new normal" when what you actually mean is that things are going to be different.  And this is precisely what politicians don't want to say.  The power of the concept of "normal" is its utility for weasel politicians.  "Normal" is something invisible.  We don't think about it; we consider it metaphysically preordained, something we have no control over; it's just, well, normal.  The verbal construction "new normal" leads us unconsciously to accept as inevitable a radically different society crafted by the powers-that-be — there's nothing to see here; accept it, that's just the way it is — it's "normal.'

The Democrats' Self-Fulfilling Nightmare.  The coming U.S. presidential election is affecting the present as if it has already happened.  For example, many pundits appear to know that Joe Biden has won.  As Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman tweeted, "where we are now: at this point, it will be almost impossible for Trump to win reelection legitimately.  It's quite possible, however, that he will try to steal the election.  And if you don't think that can happen, you're not paying attention."  The mechanism for the electoral theft is naturally also known.  The Russians will steal the presidency for Trump.

Democratic Senator Claims, Without Evidence, That The FBI Ran 'Fake' Kavanaugh Tip Line During Confirmation Battle.  Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) accused the FBI of running a bogus tip line while investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the latest in a sequence of serious but unsubstantiated claims the Rhode Island Democrat has made about Kavanaugh and his confirmation process.  The senator spoke Wednesday by Zoom to an Ohio chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS), a progressive judicial group.  Three attendees told the Washington Free Beacon that Whitehouse twice asserted that the FBI operated a "fake" tip line while purporting to investigate the justice.

Regarding the Wuhan virus, if you think you're being lied to, you're right.  Ever since the Wuhan virus appeared on the scene, Americans have been bombarded with information, misinformation, re-information, and disinformation.  In the beginning, this information soup was understandable, given that the virus was new.  For that reason, many communities agreed to be shut down for a couple of weeks "to flatten the curve."  Since those murky beginnings, though, we've learned a lot about the virus, including how to treat it and how to protect the elderly, making it significantly less lethal.  Still, politicians — usually Democrats — are using the virus as an excuse to achieve non-virus goals.  For example, they're pushing for more government handouts and dependency, a weakened economy favorable to Biden, mail-in voting, and limited religious worship. [...] What's starting to leak out, though, is that these new data about rising cases and deaths are being manipulated, whether intentionally or accidentally.  This is especially true for data coming from Florida and Texas, two states that seemed to be handling the virus successfully without destroying their economies.

Adam Schiff Just Can't Stop Lying.  Adam Schiff just can't stop lying.  The California huckster was at it again when President Donald Trump, in an act of both justice and mercy, commuted the death sentence I received at the hands of the deep state in a Soviet-style show trial in Washington, DC back in January.  When the news of my commutation was released, Schiff almost immediately recycled the same discredited BS that he had pushed for three years:  "Roger Stone was the link between the Trump campaign and Russian Intelligence officer(s)."  Schiff is well aware of the fact that my completely benign exchange on Twitter direct messages with the persona of Guccifer 2.0 took place after WikiLeaks had already published all of their documents regarding Hillary and the DNC and that the content of this exchange showed no evidence whatsoever of collusion, collaboration or cooperation.  He also knows I released the entire exchange in 2017 so none of this was a revelation.

Hillary Clinton on 'Daily Show': Americans should 'be ready' if Trump won't 'go quietly' after election.  Hillary Clinton appeared as a guest on Monday's episode of "The Daily Show" where host Trevor Noah asked the former secretary of state about the potential changing of powers at the White House after November's election.  The former Democratic presidential nominee appeared virtually for an interview on what Noah has been calling "The Daily Social Distancing Show" amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Their friendly interview quickly turned to the topic of voter suppression, with Clinton taking a jab at Republican leaders, alleging they're trying to stifle votes from people they believe will vote blue in November.  "Republicans have two prongs to their strategy to try to win," she explained.  "The first is to try to prevent as many people who they think won't vote for them from voting.  So make the lines really long where young people vote or African-Americans vote or Hispanics vote.  Try to make vote-by-mail as difficult as possible.  Claim it's fraudulent when indeed it's not.  In fact, that's how Donald Trump votes and everybody who knows about vote-by-mail understands that."

The Democratic Party hates science.  Today's Democratic Party insists that a beautiful, full-term human baby just about to be born isn't really a human being and therefore can be slaughtered at will — maybe even after he or she is born — just as long as "the mother and her doctor" agree.  The Democratic Party's top leaders also passionately warn that the entire earth will become uninhabitable within 10 years due to global warming — unless, that is, America goes full totalitarian/socialist right now and adopts their Green New Deal at an estimated cost of $93 trillion.  After all, it's "settled science."  The modern Democratic Party likewise contends there are dozens of different genders that never before existed throughout history, that men can menstruate, get pregnant and have babies, and that if you don't agree with all this, you're a deplorable bigot.  And anti-science.

Ocasio-Cortez: NYC Crime Surge 'Maybe' Due To People Being 'Scared To Pay Their Rent,' Don't Have Jobs.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed on Sunday that the surge in crime in New York City is happening because people are "scared to pay their rent" and because of high unemployment numbers due to the pandemic.  Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks and other misleading statements during a Zoom video call that was posted to Twitter by The Hill.  Ocasio-Cortez claimed without evidence that the recent $1 billion budgetary cut by the New York City Police Department wasn't "really real." [...] Ocasio-Cortez's suggestion that the increase in crime is simply people stealing bread to try to feed their families ignores the widespread looting of luxury stores that happened in the city during the recent riots.  It also ignores the fact that New York City Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio resisted calls from top Democrats and Republicans to deploy the National Guard to restore order and stop the violence and looting.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other leftists gaslight America about the sudden crime surge.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is out explaining things again, obviously taking Americans for fools: [...] She's got her Hugo Chávez on, nattering on and on in some cloud cuckoo land derived from 19th-century socialism, as if to "re-educate" her audience that the new crime wave engulfing New York and America's big blue cities is all a problem in their heads, merely an issue of desperate people trying to steal loaves of bread, instead of a monstrous descent of one of America's great cities into its pre-Giuliani-era Fort Apache and "Shattered" era.  Call it the great gaslight, a phenomenon where you're living something but not supposed to believe the evidence of your own eyes.  We're now seeing it in spades from the left as the crime wave mounts.

GOP Group with McConnell's Blessing is Spending $2 Million Against Pro-Trump Senatorial Candidate Kris Kobach in Kansas.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is working to defeat Trump favorite Kris Kobach in Kansas.  A RINO group "Plains PAC" is spending $2 million in the primary against pro-Trump Republican Kris Kobach.  They will run ads against Kobach accusing him of ties with white nationalists.  This is a disgusting tactic coming from open border Republicans.

Liberals Will Come For You Sooner Than You Think.  Liberals have spent the last few months wiping clean every piece of history they can.  From statues to the very founding of our country, Democrats have declared what was to not have been and what wasn't to have always been.  The joke known as the 1619 Project has rabid racists and professional victims at its helm, and under the banner of the New York Times, rewrote history from the very founding of our country to be all and only about racism.  It was the first big public push to convince people that nothing good exists from America's existence.  Naturally, it was rewarded with a Pulitzer Prize and is now being incorporated into high school curriculum across the country.  Wildly inaccurate — refuted by actual historians, scholars, and common sense — none of this matters.  Your kids will be indoctrinated with these lies and bile in public schools for years to come.  But liberals aren't content for the long con this time.  They smell blood and have their Brownshirts in the streets and in a frenzy.  They're going to take as much as they can right now.

Democrat Senator:  Founding Fathers And American Heroes Are 'Dead Traitors'.  Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) criticized President Trump's 4th of July speech at Mount Rushmore for focusing on the accomplishments of historical figures.  "He spent all of his time talking about dead traitors," Duckworth, a potential Biden vice president pick, told CNN in an interview.  In his speech, President Trump listed numerous historical figures and celebrities who played a large role in American history.  Among those listed were the founding fathers, the presidents of Mount Rushmore, Fredwrick Douglass, Ulysses S. Grant, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, and Elvis Presley.  "Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children," President Trump said, as he highlighted the accomplishments of notable Americans.

Ingraham: If lying was an Olympic sport, Democrats would be 'draped in gold medals'.  Laura Ingraham defended President Trump against withering criticism from liberals Monday night [7/6/2020] after a weekend of backlash over his July Fourth remarks.  "You can always tell how effective one of the president's speeches is by how frenzied the reaction from liberals is," Ingraham said.  Trump on Saturday vowed to "safeguard our values" from enemies within — leftists, looters, agitators — in a Fourth of July speech packed with all the combativeness of his political rallies.

Tammy Duckworth Goes on Bizarre Rant About Trump's Speech, Cites 'Dead Traitors' and Russia.  Sen. Tammy Duckworth went on CNN this morning [7/5/2020] to make it clear that her party can't be counted on to protect even the most basic tenets of America, including the idea that statues of George Washington shouldn't be torn down. [...] They can't keep this charade up forever.  In fact, I'd suggest it's already been exposed.  Trump's speech was not about Confederate monuments and everyone knows it.  We can all see the video from last night of a Columbus statue being destroyed in Baltimore.  We can see Boston pulling down their Lincoln statue and George Washington being desecrated with red paint to symbolize blood.  In short, Americans are not stupid and pretending that this is just about Confederate generals stopped being persuasive a long time ago.  Duckworth knows this, but she's too scared of the political consequences to actually address the real issue.  In fact, when she is asked specifically about George Washington monuments being destroyed, she tacitly endorses the behavior.

Senator Duckworth and Most of the Press Are Lying about Trump's Speech.  Senator Tammy Duckworth says that, during his address at Mount Rushmore on Friday, President Trump "spent all his time talking about dead traitors."  This is a flat-out lie.  It is entirely untrue.  It is invented from whole cloth.  You can read the speech [elsew]here and see for yourself.  One doesn't have to like President Trump — or to have enjoyed his speech — in order to acknowledge that Duckworth is lying.  One needs only to read what was said.

Joe Biden Ad:  Business Owner Attacks Trump's Pandemic Response, Doesn't Mention Her $27,000 PPP Loan.  A Joe Biden campaign ad features a woman who says President Donald Trump "left the American people behind" in his handling of the coronavirus outbreak — without mentioning a relief loan she received to keep her business afloat.  Tiffany Easley, owner of NV My Eyewear, an optometry and eyewear store in Philadelphia, PA, received a $27,000 forgivable loan from the federal government via the administration's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Biden Trots Out Small Business Owner Who Got Thousands in Gov't Assistance to Argue Trump Isn't Helping Small Business.  A new campaign video from Joe Biden features a small business owner who says the Trump administration did nothing to help her during the coronavirus pandemic.  Unmentioned is that she received thousands through the administration's Paycheck Protection Program.  Tiffany Easley, who owns NV My Eyewear in Philadelphia, received a forgivable $27,000 loan during the first phase of the program in April, she disclosed to local news outlet BillyPenn.  She disclosed the same to Biden during a June 11 roundtable he held in Philadelphia, telling him her major concern was creating safe conditions for her furloughed staff to come back into the store.  But the disclosure is missing from the video testimonial Easley provided for the Biden campaign, in which she says the administration made "everything worse."

Harry Reid strikes again.  When he was running the U.S. Senate in 2012, Harry Reid asserted, without presenting evidence, that an anonymous source had told him that Republican nominee Mitt Romney was a tax cheat.  "So, the word is out that he has not paid any taxes for 10 years," the majority leader declared from the Senate floor.  "Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn't."  It was a classless move from a classless politician.  As it turned out, his comment didn't bear any relation to reality.  In reality, it turned out that Romney paid millions of dollars in taxes each year and gave a significant amount to charity.  Asked years later if he had any regrets about the dastardly attack, Reid replied, "Romney didn't win, did he?"

Marie Harf wrongly slanders Confederates as traitors.  In a discussion on Fox News about the tear-down of America's monuments and statues taking place in hot spots around the nation right now, liberal pundit Marie Harf, who served as a national security adviser for Barack Obama, said that "process," not mob violence, should dictate the outcomes of these structures.  She said, in the end, the Confederate statutes should be removed because the Confederates were "traitors" to the country.  Spoken like a true elitist.  Spoken like a true-blue "The Federal Government Knows Best," anti-states' rights elitist.  Spoken like an elitist who's forgotten or worse, dismissed, historical truths.

The DNC panic is palpable.  Circumventing the rigors of election campaigning and hiding Joe Biden from the American public, the DNC just announced there won't be a large Democrat conclave in August, blaming the COVID-19 pandemic.  Going forward, Mr. Biden will continue a tightly controlled, wholly scripted campaign from the basement of his Delaware home, concluding with a "virtual" nomination.  Upon affirmation, he will then travel to Milwaukee to deliver his acceptance speech to an empty arena.  In fact, Tom Perez, DNC chairman, informed the delegates they aren't welcome in Wisconsin.  And while the DNC isn't planning to completely scrap the entirety of their convention programming, his fear is palpable and most likely attributed to the likelihood of convention rioting, Mr. Biden's declining mental acuity, and the untimely rise of the angry Marxist mob.

Jim Jordan Absolutely Goes off After Jerry Nadler Gaslights Antifa as 'an Imaginary Thing'.  The mainstream media and Democrats simply can't seem to make up their minds when it comes to the radical left-wing anarchistic group Antifa.  They're either 1) modern-day versions of the WWII Normandy beach heroes and saving America from alt-right racists, 2) a fringe group joining up with white supremacist agitators to disrupt peaceful protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, or 3) they simply don't exist.  That they are a mythical creation was posited by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) during a Thursday [6/26/2020] debate on the Democratic-led House's police reform bill.  Nadler, the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, stated on the House floor that Republicans were "dealing with imaginary things like Antifa".

Andrew Cuomo's big lie on nursing homes and The Post.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo keeps trying to dodge the blame for Health Commissioner Howard Zucker's deadly nursing-home order by pretending that The [New York] Post has created a phony scandal for purely partisan reasons.  It's a big, fat lie — and easily disproven.  At least three times in the last month, he's pushed his "it's just all politics, and it's frankly The New York Post" line, claiming it's a vendetta by columnists Michael Goodwin and Bob McManus.  Huh.  Then why have The Associated Press and Politico reported the same basic facts?  Why has PolitiFact (run by the nonprofit Poynter Institute) debunked his claims?  The central issue is Zucker's March 25 order telling New York nursing homes to admit patients from hospitals without regard to their COVID-19 status — indeed, without testing.  That mandate clearly led to thousands of coronavirus fatalities in the state.

Lying Democrat in Congress says U.S. created slavery.  Senator Tim Kaine is in desperate need of a history lesson, falsely saying that the United States "created" slavery.  [Video clip]

Democrat Senator Tim Kaine:  "The US Didn't Inherit Slavery From Anybody.  We Created it".  Democrat Senator and former VP running mate of Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine (VA) on Tuesday [6/16/2020] said the United States created slavery. [...] "The United States didn't inherit slavery from anybody.  We created it," said Tim Kaine as he droned on about racism in America.

The Democratic Party hates science.  Today's Democratic Party insists that a beautiful, full-term human baby just about to be born isn't really a human being and therefore can be slaughtered at will — maybe even after he or she is born — just as long as "the mother and her doctor" agree.  The Democratic Party's top leaders also passionately warn that the entire earth will become uninhabitable within 10 years due to global warming — unless, that is, America goes full totalitarian/socialist right now and adopts their Green New Deal at an estimated cost of $93 trillion.  After all, it's "settled science."  The modern Democratic Party likewise contends there are dozens of different genders that never before existed throughout history, that men can menstruate, get pregnant and have babies, and that if you don't agree with all this, you're a deplorable bigot.  And anti-science.

Democrat Privilege Warps Everything.  Just look at what the Democratic Party can accomplish when it doesn't have official power.  It managed to turn Hillary Clinton's email scandal and Barack Obama's spying scandal into a Trump-Russia scandal.  It managed to turn Joe Biden's Ukraine bribery scandal into a Trump impeachment.  It lost control of the Executive Branch in 2016 but managed to create in Robert Mueller's special counsel an executive authority above the president's.  It lost the Obamacare referendum that same year but remained sufficiently allied with John McCain to preserve its socialist legacy.  It lost all legislative authority to prevent Congress from investigating the greatest political scandal in our nation's often scandalous history — Barack Obama's use of our intelligence and police forces first to spy on the Trump campaign and then to subvert the peaceful transition of power by conducting a civil servant coup d'état — but succeeded in convincing Paul Ryan not to issue a single congressional subpoena in pursuit of the truth, [...] The whole country has witnessed the highest levels of our government working to overthrow a legitimately elected president, but some retired generals and retired judges and partisan journalists and activist academics see the president as the real threat to our republic anyway.

The High Price of Forgetting.  America should never forget their names:  Garnette Ramantar, Kareem Brunner, Olga Garcia, Angeline Marrero, Cynthia Martinez, Luz Ramos, and Mayra Rentas.  These seven innocent people were murdered on Dec. 8, 1995, when a deranged supporter of Al Sharpton burst into Freddie's Fashion Mart, shot four people and set fire to the Jewish-owned business on Harlem's 125th Street.  Everyone who knows the story of how Sharpton's shakedown protests against "white interlopers" incited the Freddie's Fashion Mart massacre must consider Sharpton permanently tainted as a murderous hatemonger.  Sharpton has never repented for inciting murder and, because he has dishonestly denied responsibility, he ought to be regarded as entirely untrustworthy — falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus.  No honest person would publicly associate with this race-baiting demagogue, much less provide Sharpton a platform to promote his wicked worldview, and yet there he was on every TV network this week, preaching the eulogy for George Floyd.

Where Black Lives Don't Matter.  Black Lives Matter was founded in the aftermath of the 2014 Ferguson, Missouri police killing of an 18-year-old black American named Michael Brown.  Before the investigation of the fatal incident had barely begun, Al Sharpton, one of President Obama's most trusted advisers on race, rushed to Ferguson, where he helped spread an unconfirmed rumor that Brown was killed with his hands in the air while trying to surrender to the police officer who shot him.  With all due respect to the [...] protesters, "hands up, don't shoot" is political propaganda of the most poisonous kind.  As a matter of fact:
  •   Multiple witnesses deemed to be credible saw the killing in real time.
  •   Of that group, none was white; all were black.
  •   A lone witness testified that Brown had his hands up and was trying to surrender when Officer Darren Wilson shot him.  That witness was Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown when Brown stole cigarillos from a convenience store shortly before he was killed.  Johnson's testimony was deemed not to be credible by both the grand jury and the U.S. Department of Justice.
  •   Multiple other black witnesses, all of whom were deemed credible by the investigating authorities, testified that Michael Brown (1) charged Officer Wilson after refusing to obey Wilson's commands and (2) reached inside Wilson's patrol car and fought with Wilson for control of Wilson's service revolver.  Brown was shot and killed during that altercation.
  •   Wilson was fully exonerated by the grand jury and the Obama Department of Justice.
Black Lives Matter was founded on a lie.  I do not say that to be inflammatory — I say it because it's true.  "Hands up, don't shoot" never happened.

Biden Campaign Director, James Clyburn, Says:  There Was No Violence, Looting, Riots, Arson or Police Attacks in Washington DC Last Week.  Joe Biden's Campaign Director James Clyburn takes denial of truth to never-before-seen levels of avoidance and lying.  During an interview earlier today the Biden campaign architect claimed there was no evidence of violence in Washington DC last week.  According to Clyburn there was no violence, rioting, looting, arson or attacks against police.  The burned out cars, buildings and churches, the videos of rampant looting, and the 150 police officers taken to the hospital were apparently staged and made up.  According to his claims, none of what you saw actually happened.  Clyburn seems confident media will protect him and not call him out on his false claims.  Judging by the non-response of Neil Cavuto, his confidence is accurate.

'We Need to Have a Conversation'.  Recently, the ability to "have a conversation," let alone actually solve a problem, has shriveled like a piece of rotting fruit.  In part, the violence of this last week demonstrates that, but the problem has been a long time developing.  Any productive conversation requires certain components, and if any are missing, communication, and therefore the development of solutions, becomes impossible.  Let me list these components:  [#1] Vocabulary:  Those trying to talk to each other must have a common vocabulary that they use to mean the same things. [...] I've lost any understanding that I ever had of what racist means and I have no idea at all what is meant by systemic racism.  What system?  Are there racist policies in the post office?  Do police departments have black arrest quotas?  If there are policies at fault (I think of the welfare system, the easy availability of abortion services, or the deplorable condition of schools in black neighborhoods), those affected need to address those issues directly.  Stealing Rolex watches isn't likely to be helpful.

Black Caucus PAC Defames WH's Kayleigh McEnany As 'Racist' In Baseless Petition For Her Resignation.  The Congressional Black Caucus PAC is circulating an online petition that calls for the resignation of Donald Trump's White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany over supposed "racist statements" she made about former President Barack Obama.  There's just one problem.  The petition does not explain what those statements are.  There are no pull quotes — or any quotes at all — citing what supposedly bigoted words the Trump spokeswoman uttered about the President's predecessor.

Most of This Turmoil Has Been Based on a Lie.  On May 25, 2020, a citizen of these United States by the name of George Floyd, died while in police custody, even though he was apparently not resisting the officers responsible for his well being while in custody.  This tragic event was captured on the cellphone cameras of bystanders and immediately went viral.  Unless a true sociopath, no human being could watch that video and fail to be absolutely horrified by the apparent disregard displayed by the officers present at the scene, as Floyd's life ebbed away right in front of them and without their intervention.  For the first time in a very long time, all points on the political spectrum were united in outrage about the same thing and for the same reason.  We were and remain outraged at such a blatant and callous disregard for human life.  The day after the incident, citizens demonstrated that outrage by taking to the streets in protest and to "petition the government for the redress of grievances."  This, a classic case of why the the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution exists at all.  Then something changed.  The demonstrations became about a lie.  The demonstrations became a protest about Systemic Police Brutality based on racism.  It became about police far and wide, "deliberately hunting down and killing" Black men.

Why Should We Trust Health Experts Ever Again?  Living in back-to-back crises has certainly been an interesting experience.  We have gone from health experts telling us to shelter-in-place for months to out in the streets in crowds that are not at all socially distant.  We have gone from businesses being shut down by the state to burned down by rioters. [...] In all of this outdoor activity, though, we suddenly seem to be forgetting that we've been told for months not to gather in large crowds.  A couple of weeks ago, Florida and Georgia residents (along with the residents of other Republican states) were being chastised by the national media for daring to go out to the beaches.  Citizens who were wanting to go and operate their businesses and conduct life as usual were ridiculed by pundits from CNN to MSNBC.  We were told by health experts that going out was ill-advised. [...] Those same health experts, though, rushed out a statement in support of the mass gatherings and protests over the death of George Floyd.  They put out a letter with signatures and everything.

Institutional racism' among police?  Let's look at the numbers.  About twice as many white people as black people are killed by police.  In fact, in about 75 percent of police shootings, the decedent is not black.  Of course, that is not what you would grasp from consuming media.  Take the website, specifically its breathless focus on "Hate crime in the United States" — counterfactually insinuating that any shooting involving a black victim must be a "hate crime."  Here's their big headline from Tuesday:  "Black Americans 2.5X More Likely Than Whites to Be Killed By Police."  It is fiction.  It is sheer demagoguery, peddled as American cities are besieged by rioters in the wake of George Floyd's killing by Minneapolis police.

The 'Institutional Racism' Canard.  About twice as many white people as black people are killed by police.  In fact, in about 75 percent of police shootings, the decedent is not black.  Of course, that is not what you would grasp from consuming media.  Take the website, specifically its breathless focus on "Hate crime in the United States" — counterfactually insinuating that any shooting involving a black victim must be a "hate crime."  Here's their big headline from Tuesday:  "Black Americans 2.5X More Likely Than Whites to Be Killed By Police."  It is fiction.  It is sheer demagoguery, peddled as American cities are besieged by rioters in the wake of George Floyd's killing by Minneapolis police.  The falsity of the claim is demonstrated even by itself.  Just three days ago, the site posted another series of bar graphs, showing that, in fact, whites are nearly twice as likely as blacks to be shot to death by police.

Lefty pols have put cops everywhere in peril.  On Tuesday night [6/2/2020], as Mayor Bill de Blasio went on CNN to lie to Chris Cuomo that all was "calm" in New York, the exhausted men and women of the NYPD were being bruised and battered for the fourth night by criminals running amok under the cover of George Floyd protests.  "It's been a good night," de Blasio said.  As he spoke, the reality on the streets was revealed in a video going viral on Twitter of a "looting party" in Soho, with hundreds of revelers milling around looted stores and dancing on cars.  At the same time, over on Fox News, NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association chief Ed Mullins was making an extraordinary plea for the President Trump to intervene to rescue a mighty police force that has been hobbled and abandoned by its political masters.

The Minneapolis Disaster has Democrat Fingerprints All Over It.  [Scroll down]  Despite these false claims by Democrat politicians, the riots were and are purely a Democrat product.  The Democrats chose to support Black Lives Matter and to coddle Antifa.  Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison had previously posed with a copy of Antifa:  The Anti-Fascist Handbook, touting it as "the book that strike fear in the heart of" Trump.  Now Ellison has been tweeting conspiracy theories that blame the riots on "white supremecists".  But, the only white supremacists on the scene are Democrats.  Minneapolis' last Republican mayor stepped down in 1974.  While his city burned, Mayor Jacob Frey, a Biden supporter, attacked President Trump, whining, "weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions, weakness is pointing your finger at someone else in a time of crisis."  That's exactly what Frey and the Democrats have been doing in the face of the riots.  Frey, a former community organizer, had repeatedly tweeted support for the Black Lives Matter racist hate group that is carrying out much of the violence.  Instead of taking responsibility, Frey is blaming President Trump.

Twitter needs to fact-check these tweets from prominent liberals.  [Scroll down]  Start with a 2017 tweet from CNN contributor Ana Navarro claiming that an "Ivanka Fund got $100 million pledge from the Saudis and UAE."  The truth:  The cash went to a World Bank initiative for female entrepreneurs.  Navarro's tweet garnered more than 43,000 retweets.  Or how about a 2019 tweet from actress Nancy Lee Grahn that featured photos of migrant children at a border detention center and railed against Team Trump for allegedly torturing kids?  As Internet sleuths pointed out, Grahn's photo was cropped to remove the timestamp: 2015.  It garnered nearly 50,000 retweets anyway.  Then there was Rachel Maddow's blog's 2018 claim that the White House had edited the video of the president's Helsinki news conference with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin "to remove [a] question about whether [he] wanted Trump to win."  The Washington Post and numerous other outlets debunked the claim, yet the tweet is still up, with 24,000 retweets — and no Twitter warning label.

11 Democrats Who Lied, on Twitter, About 'Fine People' in Charlottesville.  Twitter applied a fact check to President Donald Trump on Tuesday because he claimed that voter fraud was more likely under the Democrats' proposed nationwide vote-by-mail system — something even Democrats once believed.

Gretchen Whitmer slips state money to leftist political operatives to spy on Michiganders, then lies about it.  It's pretty amazing how many negative activities gather around Michigan's hard-faced and ambitious Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer.  Besides her outrageous performance on the coronavirus crisis — banning sales of garden seeds, seeding nursing homes with COVID-19 patients, forcing private dam operators to overfill their reservoir for greenie purposes, causing two of them to burst — she's also a liar.  We saw that clearly enough when her husband tried to put himself at the front of the boating queue by citing his marriage to her — cronyism at its worst — and she claimed that it was a joke.  It was a story so egregiously bad that the only reason we didn't comment about it here at American Thinker earlier is that we mistakenly thought the story was fake.  Now there's the matter of Whitmer's political corruption — succoring her political cronies at state expense to spy on Michiganders to beef up the Democratic Party operation, which she's also lying about.

The unmasking of Joe Biden.  For three years, many in the media have expressed horror at the idea of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.  We now know there never was credible evidence of such collusion.  In recently released transcripts, a long list of Obama administration officials admitted they never saw any evidence of such collusion — none.  That included the testimony of Evelyn Farkas, a former Obama national security adviser who was widely quoted in her public plea for Congress to gather the evidence that she learned of as part of the Obama administration.  The media widely covered her alarm that this evidence would be lost "if they found out how we knew what we knew about their, the staff, the Trump staff's, dealing with Russians."  Yet, in her previously classified testimony under oath, she repeatedly said "I didn't know anything."  (Farkas is now running for Congress in New York and highlighting her role in raising "the alarm" over Russian collusion.)

Wall Street Journal: 'No one should ever believe another word' from Schiff.  The Wall Street Journal editorial board urged the media and the public to never again trust House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff because of his repeated claims over the years that there was evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.  The editorial, which was published on Tuesday [5/12/2020], reacted to the House Intelligence Committee releasing dozens of witness interview transcripts and related material regarding its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.  "Schiff spread falsehoods shamelessly about Russia and Donald Trump for three years even as his own committee gathered contrary evidence," it wrote.  The editorial board also argued the California Democrat had previously held up the release of the transcripts because they didn't align with what he was saying publicly.

Adam Schiff lied about the Trump investigation — and the media let him.  Last week, Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell forced Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff's hand.  If the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee didn't release the transcripts of 53 interviews from the committee's Russia collusion investigations, then he'd do it himself.  The transcripts, many of them from nearly three years ago, were declassified and ready for public viewing since June.  As the grand impresario of collusion, Schiff has filled print and broadcast media since January 2017 claiming that he has seen "more than circumstantial evidence" of a Trump-Putin conspiracy.  Obviously there was none in the transcripts, or he'd have pulled back the curtain years ago.  But Schiff didn't want to hand control of the narrative to one of Trump's most effective deputies, so on Thursday [5/7/2020] they finally went live.

Common Sense and Self-Evident Truth in a Post-Truth World.  Many Americans today go far beyond simply rejecting the ideas of the American founders, the claims of the Declaration, and the Constitution.  They reject the very idea of truth.  These Americans were taught in American universities that there is no such thing as truth, that truth is an outmoded concept, that we now live in a post-truth reality.  The belief that the concept of truth is outmoded is no longer confined to academia.  It has invaded the world outside academia and won a great victory there; the Oxford Dictionaries selected "post-truth" as the Word of the Year for 2016.  And a great victory it is.  Convincing Americans that there is no such thing as truth defeats the very foundation of the American idea.

Liberals always lie.  That leftists are somehow entirely incapable of honesty is an indisputable fact we've all seen for ourselves when engaged in discussions with leftists.  There really is no point in even talking with them because they make up "facts", change the subject when they realize they're losing, talk over you or shout you down, demand you provide them sources for everything and hurl slurs at you before storming off.  We've all seen it.  And this is just the garden variety liberalism.  With Trump Derangement Syndrome and the blank check authorities give to the more virulent strain known as antifa, there's a real chance your discussion could end with violence.  If they win, you go to the hospital.  If you successfully defend yourself you will likely end up in jail.

7 Devastating Revelations About Crossfire Hurricane In New Releases.  [#4] Rep. Adam Schiff Is a Rotten, No-Good, Two-Faced Liar:  The latest declassifications also expose — yet again — that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) lied about everything in his "response memo" to Rep. Devin Nunes's (R-Calif.) memo on FISA abuse.  The lawyer who tweets anonymously as Undercover Huber detailed the evidence in a must-read thread on Friday [4/17/2020].  "DOJ cited multiple sources to support the case for surveilling Page — but made only narrow use of information from Steele's sources about Page's specific activities in 2016, chiefly his suspected July 2016 meeting in Moscow with Russian officials," Schiff had claimed.  Not so, as "Undercover Huber" detailed.  Rather, the FISA applications stated that "[Carter] Page... has been identified by source reporting as an intermediary with Russian leadership" in "a well-developed conspiracy of co-operation" to influence the 2016 election.  And that language was lifted directly from the Steele dossier.

A complete inversion of the truth:
Biden:  China Provides Jobs, 'Fuels World's Prosperity'.  "Middle-Class Joe" had a rare opportunity to confront the greatest threat to American workers — the CCP's exploitative trading practices and job poaching ad infinitum — and he failed.  Miserably.  Instead, he praised the relationship as a boon to American employment numbers and extolled the merits of a "rising China."  It wasn't a gaffe.  It wasn't a blunder.  It was quintessential Biden.

Pelosi claims Trump withholding the WHO funds is 'illegal' and will be 'swiftly challenged'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed Wednesday that President Donald Trump's decision to temporarily halt funding to the World Health Organization while his administration conducted a review of the agency's handling of the coronavirus outbreak is "illegal."  In addition, the California Democrat promised the president's decision would be "challenged" immediately.  "This is another case, as I have said, of the President's ineffective response, that 'a weak person, a poor leader, takes no responsibility.  A weak person blames others.'  This decision is dangerous, illegal and will be swiftly challenged," Pelosi said Wednesday [4/15/2020] in a statement.

White House Officials Counter Pelosi's Claim That Trump's WHO Cuts Are 'Illegal'.  White House officials are refuting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's claim that cutting funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) is "illegal."  Officials in the Office of Management and Budget explained to the Daily Caller that WHO's funding was approved by Congress as part of a larger lump sum statutorily allocated for "international organizations."  The White House has discretion over which organizations to send that money to, with past decisions resulting in the budgeting WHO received.  An official explained that the funding allocation is broken down into two groups: assessed dues and voluntary contributions made at the agency level.  WHO's assessed dues, according to OMB, can be immediately halted because a treaty doesn't exist that legally binds the United States to WHO.

Biden and Democrats try to pin economic crash on Trump.  The health of the economy was President Trump's best argument for reelection just a month ago, but now, in the chaos generated by the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats see it as a weakness to be exploited.  With unemployment soaring and businesses shuttered, Democrats have a new opportunity to attack Trump for what was once his greatest strength.  Even if Trump is able to convince voters in the months ahead that he's handled the public health response to the pandemic properly, he faces the risk that Democrats could successfully blame him for the ensuing economic misery.

Obama Exploits Pandemic to Push for Mail-in Voting.  On Tuesday, ABC News reported that "two officials familiar with the document's contents" told them "concerns about what is now known to be the novel coronavirus pandemic were detailed in a November intelligence report by the military's National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI).  The report was the result of analysis of wire and computer intercepts, coupled with satellite images."  On Wednesday night, the Pentagon issued a rare public statement in which they torpedoed the claim.  Following Wisconsin's primary this week, Democratic commentator James Carville told MSNBC that Republicans "will kill people to stay in power.  Literally."

FDR at Yalta, and why Joe Biden's mental acuity matters.  On August 18, 1944, Senator Harry S. Truman met President Franklin D. Roosevelt for lunch at the White House.  Truman had just been nominated to be Roosevelt's running mate that year, and the two men dined on the White House lawn and chatted about the upcoming campaign.  Truman had not seen the president for over a year and was shocked at Roosevelt's haggard appearance.  He noticed that FDR was so ill that he couldn't even pour cream into his coffee.  Despite seeing direct evidence of Roosevelt's poor health, Truman told reporters afterwards that Roosevelt "Looked fine... He's as keen as a briar."  Truman was lying.  Roosevelt was a dying man, which was evident to everyone who saw him.  But during the 1944 campaign, a conspiracy of silence reigned about his health.  Roosevelt had a physical in the summer that showed he had high blood pressure and was suffering from congestive heart failure, but the results were kept from the public.  With the assistance of a compliant media that was overwhelmingly sympathetic to FDR, the issue of Roosevelt's ability to serve four more years never materialized as a serious campaign issue.

10 Ways the Left Has Politicized the Coronavirus Pandemic.  [#8] Rampant lying about Trump's response:  A pandemic is no time for politics.  We didn't see Republicans politicize the H1N1 outbreak, but sadly, Democrats have different priorities than the greater good.  Democrats are in the middle of a coordinated effort to blame the pandemic on Trump, even though it was congressional Democrats who were distracted by their own efforts to impeach him while the Trump administration was actually doing something about the outbreak. [...] Mike Bloomberg bought three minutes of airtime to address the public and blame Trump for the outbreak.  Both Bloomberg and Joe Biden claimed that the Trump administration cut all budget increases to the CDC and NIH made by the Obama administration, an allegation the Associated Press determined to be false.  What good can come from falsely accusing Trump of hampering our country's coronavirus readiness?  None, unless you're trying to oust Trump.

WashPost Busts Joe Biden Ad:  Four Pinocchios for 'Video Manipulation' of Trump's Coronavirus Comments.  The Washington Post's fact-checker column slapped former Vice President Joe Biden's White House campaign with four Pinocchios for its misleading attack ad about President Trump's comments about the coronavirus, writing it presents "a false narrative that does not reflect the event as it occurred."  The Biden ad accuses President Trump of dismissing the deadly illness as a "hoax" during a recent campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina.  However, Washington Post fact-checker Meg Kelly explained the video clip is a "blatant" misrepresentation of the president's remark.

Time to scrap the Goldwater Rule.  There are few ironclad rules in American politics.  But here is one: if you are a Republican, no tactic is too disreputable to be deployed against you.  I think for example, of the disgusting campaign waged to keep Judge Robert Bork from the Supreme Court in the 1980s. 'Lion of the Senate' Ted Kennedy led that charge ('in Robert Bork's America...'), though he was aided by a young senator named Joe Biden.  Journalists went through Bork's trash and reviewed the movies he rented for incriminating evidence.  Other campaigns of vilification against Republican Supreme Court nominees include the one conducted against Clarence Thomas and, most recently, the extraordinary full-court press against Brett Kavanaugh.  But the calumny is directed not just against judicial nominees.  Every Republican candidate since Ronald Reagan has been compared to Hitler ('literally Hitler') by the left.  Even the Grecian Formula candidate, Mitt Romney, was made an honorary Nazi during his campaign for president in 2012.  (Joe Biden got in on the action then by warning blacks that he would put 'y'all back in chains'.

The Left's Pretend Virtue.  Democrats excel in hypocrisy.  It seems like half the time they speak they're making some bold, confident statements about events and then the other half they come out and say the opposite, equally boldly and confidently, about similar events.  Here are just a handful of recent examples:
  •   They silenced the women Bill Clinton sexually assaulted but then embraced the #MeToo movement and declared that all victims must be heard;
  •   They acquitted Bill Clinton of impeachment over perjury but voted to impeach President Trump for the high crime of faithfully executing his office;
  •   They accused Attorney General William Barr of being Trump's wingman but accepted Eric Holder's self-designation as President Obama's wingman;
  •   They mock non-Ivy-League Republicans (Dan Quayle, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump) for being stupid but protect the apparently demented Joe Biden;
  •   They characterize strong language from conservatives as unacceptable, violent behavior but then characterize Antifa's actual violence as peaceful protests;
  •   They criticize President Trump's fast response to the coronavirus as racist but then go into a full panic and say he didn't act quickly enough;
  •   Chuck Schumer called out President Trump for criticizing the bias of certain Supreme Court justices in their prior opinions but then threatened, with physical violence no less, two other justices if they voted a certain way on a future case.
[...] Democrats are never embarrassed when this kind of thing is exposed, and their voters don't seem bothered by it, either.

Why Do the 2020 Democrats Lie About Everything?  They lie about the simple, verifiable differences in what sex a person is based on what someone "thinks" as opposed to what their anatomy tells them they are.  They lie about the capability to feel pain and survival chances of a pre-born, or even a newly born child.  They lie about the good of our closest ally Israel.  They lie about the danger of our enemies — Iran, ISIS, the Taliban.  They lie about the number of gun deaths we are dealing with.  They lie about the economy.  They are trying to lie about the number of people who don't have jobs.

Progressive Big Lies.  These days, the masters of the "big lie" are the Leftists and those progressives who, addled by Trumpophobia, regularly promulgate whoppers that today's internet can easily discredit.  Of course, from the Russian collusion fabrication to the Ukraine "quid pro quo," the Dems have publicized numerous lies and distortions of facts.  Now they're at it again with hysterical attacks on Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak.  During the last debate, Mike Bloomberg charge that Trump "defunded Centers for Disease Control, CDC, so we don't have the organization we need," a lie seconded by Joe Biden who added, "He cut the funding for the entire effort."  As the New York Post, commented, "It's a lie that can only sow fear:  The CDC budget is higher than when Trump took office.  Same for the National Institutes of Health.  And top career officials from both have been working with the White House for weeks to direct the US response."

It's Time for Conservatives to Own the Climate-Change Issue.  There is an interesting political tactic often employed by the Left, and it follows a predictable pattern.  First, identify a problem most of us can agree on.  Second, elevate the problem to a crisis.  Third, propose an extreme solution to said crisis that inevitably results in a massive transfer of power to government authorities.  Fourth, watch as conservatives take the bait and vociferously reject the extreme solutions proposed.  Fifth and finally, accuse those same conservatives of being too heartless or too stupid to solve the original problem on which we all thought we agreed.  This is the pattern we have seen play out with respect to climate change.

Democrats escalate the lies they're throwing at Trump about coronavirus.  With the rise of coronavirus, the Democrats are so desperate to destroy Trump that they're lying about everything possible, celebrating damage to the American economy, and working hard to drive ordinary Americans into a blind panic.  This is an unusually sordid display of partisanship over country, although none of them have the grace to be ashamed.  A look at Obama's presidency reveals that the Democrats' standards were quite different back then.

(Re-)launching Russiagate 2020.  On the heels of their impeachment debacle, somehow it seemed a propitious time for the Left to launch its sequel — Russiagate 2020: This Time We Get Him — No, Really! [...] Defending oneself against the Left's Russiagate lie is not proof of the lie.  Rather, it is proof that people such as Chris Murphy are lying with impunity, thanks to the complicit collusion media.

What's Really Behind the Left's 'Cancel Culture'.  [Scroll down]  Here's an example showing how this works.  Congressman Adam Schiff (D-La La Land) told the country for about two years that he had seen evidence that President Donald Trump had colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election from Hillary Clinton.  Then the Mueller Report came out and said there was no evidence of collusion.  When Congressman Schiff later accused the president of withholding aid to Ukraine unless they helped him steal the 2020 election from Joe Biden, and did so by fictionalizing the transcript of the telephone call where this quid pro quo was floated, reasonableness would tell us not to believe a word he said.  Sure, he could be telling the truth this time, but he had already forfeited his reliability, so his testimony should be rejected.  Why, then, did so many people believe the Ukraine story?  Because they agreed with the content of his accusations and those accusations made them feel good.

Bloomberg takes credit for leading NYC through 9/11 — when Giuliani was mayor.  Presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg takes credit for leading New York "through" the 9/11 attacks in a campaign ad.  But there's one problem:  He didn't become mayor until four months later.  Touting his leadership chops, the billionaire released a 30-second video including the claim.  "I led a complex, diverse city through 9/11 and I have common-sense plans to move America away from the chaos to progress," Bloomberg, 78, is seen saying at a campaign rally.  But Rudy Giuliani was mayor during the attacks, and he didn't hand Bloomberg the keys to Gracie Mansion until Jan. 1, 2002.

The Democrats and the virus:  Truth is hard, propaganda is cheap!.  The Democrats have truly lost their minds.  For years they have wailed about how our borders should all be open, there should be no walls.  When President Trump six weeks ago banned travelers from China, they called him a racist, of course.  Now that the virus has spread, they are blaming him, accusing him of an anemic response.  Wrong.  The country has a pandemic plan in place, no matter who is president, but Trump has been on the case since China informed the world of the virus breakout.  A task force to address this virus has been in place for at least a month.  They've accused Trump of cutting the budget of the CDC and NIH.  Even AP shows that he did not.

Highlights of the News.  ITEM 10:  Politico reported, "A federal judge swung back at Donald Trump on Tuesday [2/25/2020] over his heated criticism of the Roger Stone case, warning that the president's commentary about his longtime associate's conviction had helped fuel threats to the jury.  "[Obama] Judge Amy Berman Jackson cited Trump's public comments and Twitter posts, as well as an accompanying campaign from the president's conservative media allies to identify and critique the jury, as one of the reasons for her decision to clamp down on public access to a hearing on Stone's request for a new trial."  Liar.  The Obama judge is lying.  With the exception of the Democrat congressional candidate who outed herself as the jury forewoman, no one knows who they are.  They always say death threats when caught doing something crooked.  Witness Adam Schiff saying the whistle blower's life was threatened, even as Schiff claimed to not know who the whistle blower is.  A formal complaint about the judge's partisan hackery could lead to her removal from an office she does not deserve.

The Rise of Democratic Idiocracy.  In this new Democratic world, the absurd is now the accepted norm, totally illogical thought becomes completely rational, scientific fact is discarded for the purpose of political expediency and historical fact is a tiresome inconvenience that can be ignored as needed.

The Facts About Trump That Are Deadly For Democrats.  [Scroll down]  The Democrats' political future depends on keeping voters as far away from facts as possible.  When not waging personal attacks, the Democrats have tried to convince voters that the economy is shambles, and that as the rich grow richer, the suffering of the poor increases.  But just as the facts reveal Trump to be much less than a demon, the data show them to be liars.  Earnings of the bottom 10 percent have grown 4.9% under Trump while they rose a mere 1.9% during the Obama presidency.  Under this "racist" president, black Americans have thrived, their earnings up 3.8%, a stark contrast to the 1.8% growth under President Barack Obama.

Mayor Pete Busted Editing "Artificial Crowd Cheering and Applause" Into His Videos.  Mayor Pete isn't called "Mayor Cheat" for nothing.  Turns out that failed mayor is trying to artificially boost himself up with phony cheering and applause lines edited into his soundbite clips.  The discovery was made by the Twitter account "CPD Action," a group that supports Bernie Sanders for President.  CPD posted side-by-side clips of a CNN town hall event featuring Mayor Pete.

AOC: Democratic Party is 'Not a Left Party,' It's a 'Center-Conservative' Party.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed the Democratic Party is a "center or center-conservative party," and "not a left party," during a discussion at MLK Now 2020, Monday, to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.  Day.  "I wanted to go back to what you said about our 'left party'.&Nbsp; We don't have a left party in the United States," declared Ocasio-Cortez.  "The Democratic Party is not a left party.  The Democratic Party is a center or center-conservative party.

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The Democratic Party is in a race to the political left.  The remaining crop of Democrat presidential candidates are actively competing to see who can be the most extreme.  The Abortion Party is as extreme as it can be in its relentless promotion of infanticide.  The Democrats have created a welfare system that punishes fatherhood and encourages perpetual dependence on Big Government.  The Democrats are soft on crime, cozy with the theocratic Muslims, and proud of opening doors for transvestites.  The Democrats have made it abundantly clear that they don't want you to have firearms.  (No communist dictator anywhere in the world would want you to have firearms.)  If you are forced to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage, it's because of the Democrats.  If you go into a public restroom and find a transvestite in there, it's because of the Democrats.  If you go to a restaurant and they won't give you a plastic straw, it's because of the Democrats.  If you drive downtown and see homeless bums defecating in the streets, it's because of the Democrats.  If you have kids in high school who can't add two numbers without a calculator, it's because of the Democrats.  If one of your school kids comes home and tries to tell you there are 63 genders, it's because of the Democrats.  If you go to a movie theater and you are bombarded with nudity, blasphemy, and profanity, it's because of the Democrats.  If some teenager gets snooty with you because you didn't use his or her "preferred pronouns," it's because of the Democrats.  If you go to the polls and leave there unsure if you vote will be counted, it's because of the Democrats.  If you're afraid to tell a stranger that you voted for President Trump, it's because of the Democrats.  If you hear the TV news people screaming about a "climate emergency," when you know there's nothing abnormal about the weather, it's because of the Democrats.  The Democratic Party platform is replete with socialism, thanks to people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and if Bernie Sanders is the party's presidential nominee, there will be large chunks of outright communism mixed in as well.  There is nothing conservative about the Socialist Democratic Party.

Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  Claim:  "Rush Limbaugh is a virulent racist..."  Fact-checker rating: Pants-on-fire.  One has to look no farther than the control booth of the extraordinarily successful Rush Limbaugh radio show to learn that the infamous producer and call screener "Bo Snerdley" is in reality a black man named James Golden. [...] Rush Limbaugh is neither a racist nor misogynist.  He is hated and reviled by liberals such as Ocasio-Cortez because he is an unapologetic conservative voice so desperately needed at this moment in American history.  Any listener of his show can attest to the fact that Rush has frequently praised Justice Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court, and if memory serves correctly, Justice Thomas is black.  While Limbaugh is unafraid to criticize, mock, and parody race-baiting hustlers like Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, Louis Farrakhan, or Al Sharpton, he often speaks of economist Thomas Sowell in almost reverential tones, and professor Walter Williams has also served on multiple occasions as a guest host on Limbaugh's radio show.  I wouldn't even know the name of Dr. Williams if it hadn't been for Rush Limbaugh.

Fake Iowa Victory Speeches Vs.  Fact-Filled SOTU.  Which should Americans fear more, foreign interference in our elections, or candidates giving televised victory speeches before any of the vote results are announced — with the undisguised purpose of fooling TV viewers into thinking they won?  That's what Americans were inflicted with Monday night as the Democratic presidential candidates refused to let the party's inability to figure out the result of the Iowa caucuses interfere with their faux declarations of victory.

Jason Chaffetz:  Why Does Adam Schiff Have A Security Clearance When 'He Continues To Lie'.  Former Republican Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz asked Tuesday why Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff should possess a security clearance when "he continues to lie."  Chaffetz, a Fox News contributor and analyst, told "Fox & Friends" that Schiff failed to sell his impeachment case during President Donald Trump's Senate trial.  "They didn't convince anybody," he said, before moving on to comment on some of impeachment manager Schiff's statements during the trial.

Mike Bloomberg Ad Uses Obama-Era Footage Of Caged Migrants To Criticize Trump.  Mike Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, released an anti-Trump campaign advertisement that included footage of caged migrants in 2014 — during the Obama era.  The Bloomberg campaign released an ad that was meant to highlight unflattering events that have occurred during the Trump administration, such as the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, the aftermath of a Florida school shooting, the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, and immigration enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border.  "America demanded change and change is what we got," a narrator said in the ad, which then led to a montage of footage, supposedly all taken during the Trump presidency.

Yes, Trump's Acquittal Is Real, And It's Spectacular.  The most amazing thing about Democrats and their allies in the media is that they never actually lose.  Any time it seems like they lose, it's actually the result of cheating and chicanery.  Hillary Clinton didn't lose 2016, the Russians interfered and the Electoral College is racist.  Stacy Abrams didn't lose in Georgia, the election was stolen.  And sure enough, the calls have already come out to say that House Democrats aren't really going to lose the impeachment trial, because without additional witnesses the trial isn't legitimate and the acquittal isn't real.  Not this time.  Mitch McConnell, President Trump's legal team, and the GOP made fools of the Democrats and drank their milkshake.  But this will not stop the aggrieved cackling heads from claiming this is all somehow fake.

Devastating 30-Year-Old Video Shows Biden Being Caught Repeatedly Lying for 5 Minutes Straight.  Former Vice President Joe Biden is facing many issues in his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, including the dealings of his son Hunter Biden in Ukraine.  And now he is looking at another scandal.  It is an old scandal, one that knocked him out of the 1988 presidential race, but it has reared its head again and it appears to show he is a stone-cold liar.  A video from 1987 shared by progressive activist and rabble-rouser Shaun King shows the then-senator during his first presidential campaign plagiarizing other liberal thought leaders.

Adam Schiff and John Profumo:  A Tale of Two Liars.  In the course of my tuning in to the feed from the impeachment hearings, I caught House manager Congressman Adam Schiff telling a huge whopper:  that he doesn't know who the "whistleblower" is.  That is the individual whose machinations and contacts with Schiff's Intelligence Committee touched off the entire impeachment business.  Schiff is asserting that he still, to this day, does not know who this individual is.  This is a lie.  There is no way that Schiff cannot have known exactly who the "whistleblower" is, and have known it for nearly three years now.  In Schiff's case, it is only the latest in a career of lies, which is well documented. [...] This time, Schiff raised his lies to a whole new level, by repeating his lie inside the halls of Congress.  And he did it not once, but three times:  once in his own Intelligence Committee and at least twice to the Senate during the question-and-answer phase.

Schiff Goes Full Snowflake, Claims Trump Tweet 'Intended to be' A Threat.  [Scroll down]  Schiff has been put under the microscope for his handling of this impeachment.  I recently documented the top seven lies Schiff has told to boost impeachment — none of which he has been held accountable for.  There were calls for him to be censured after presenting his "satirical" version of the Ukraine call transcript, but Democrats in the House rejected it.  So Trump is absolutely right that Schiff has paid no price for his lies.

The Democrats' Disgraceful Hail Mary.  I don't know about you, but I'm a little tired of Rep. Adam Schiff and the Democratic horde's portraying every charge against President Donald Trump as Trump's effort to interfere with this or that election.  In his opening statement at the Senate impeachment trial, Lead House Impeachment Manager Schiff, puffed up with false indignation, did it again.  President Trump made an "attempt to use the powers of the presidency to cheat in an election," said Schiff, and he must be impeached.  He's claiming that the 2020 election, which won't happen until November, will be illegitimate because of Trump's dastardly telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.  "The president's misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won," he said.  Come on!  How dim does he think the viewing public is?

Adam Schiff's history of inaccuracies, conspiracy theories follows him to Senate floor.  On Jan. 10, 2017, BuzzFeed posted the Christopher Steele dossier, which made a dozen felony charges against Mr. Trump and his allies.  A month later, The New York Times reported that the intelligence community owned a year's worth of phone records and intercepts between the Trump campaign and Kremlin intelligence.  The dossier allegations and Times story were both false.  The next month, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence convened the first major hearing into Russia's interference in the 2016 election by computer hacking and social media warfare.  A key question was whether the Trump campaign was a witting ally.  It was in that media glare that Mr. Schiff began making a series of conspiracy claims as he sat on a committee that is supposed to deal in facts.

Lee Zeldin Challenges Media and Debunks Schiff's Claim that Ukraine 2016 Interference is "Conspiracy Theory".  Lee Zeldin, Mike Johnson, Mark Meadows and Elise Stefanik appear for a quick presser during the impeachment hearings.  Zeldin notes that Adam Schiff has claimed Ukraine interference in the 2016 U.S. election is "conspiracy theory"; then Zeldin cites specific examples of Ukraine activity the media are well aware of.  After calling out the media examples, Mr. Zeldin challenges them to debunk him.  [T]he media are silent.  [Video clip]

Fact Check:  Adam Schiff Lied About Tim Morrison's Testimony About Ukraine Call.  CLAIM:  Former National Security Council official Tim Morrison reported the Ukraine phone call right away because it was political.  VERDICT:  FALSE.  Morrison saw nothing illegal — or political — about the call.

The Top Seven Lies Adam Schiff Has Told to Boost Impeachment.  Adam Schiff is a liar.  Like most Democrats, he cares more about ousting Trump than the facts — so much, in fact, he's repeatedly turned a blind eye to the facts to smear Trump in the hopes of swaying public opinion against the man who dared to defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.  It's already been proven that Democrats have plotted the impeachment of Donald Trump since he first took office.  For over three years they threw anything they could at him, and Schiff was doing his part to advance the narrative that Trump should be impeached by pushing bogus information and outright lying to the public.  Below are seven examples of Schiff's lies designed to boost the impeachment of President Trump.

He Can't Stop Lying!  Liberal Media Catches Adam Schiff in a New Lie on Lev Parnas Evidence.  In a letter last week Schiff listed communications between Lev Parnas and President Zelensky of Ukraine.  But Politico discovered the communication was actually between Lev Parnas and Mykola Zlochevsky, the founder of Burisma.  If Democrats had a case they wouldn't have to lie so much.

Fact Check:  Adam Schiff Lied to the Senate About Trump's Past Concern with Ukraine Corruption.  CLAIM:  If President Donald Trump really cared about corruption in Ukraine, he would have raised it before.  But he never did.  VERDICT:  False.  Trump raised it specifically — even lecturing the former Ukrainian president about it in 2017.  Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) claimed on Tuesday in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial that Trump did not care about corruption in Ukraine except when it allegedly involved his potential rival in the 2020 presidential election, former Vice President Joe Biden.

The Many Lies Of Adam Schiff.  Rep. Adam Schiff, the House's lead impeachment manager, has repeatedly lied to the American public[.]
  •   On January 15, 2020, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi named Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) the lead impeachment manager for the impeachment trial in the Senate.
  •   Schiff pushed the fake Steele Dossier as credible and corroborated.
  •   Schiff repeatedly said there was clear evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
  •   On February 5, 2018, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released a memo pushing back against any allegations of FISA abuse by the FBI.
  •   Schiff repeatedly denied he had prior contact with the whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment inquiry[.]
  •   In front of Congress, Rep. Adam Schiff made up his own version of a phone call between President Trump and the President of Ukraine rather than read the transcript.  [Followed by numerous other examples.]

The Left's Great Lie Is a Pervasive Threat to Our Culture.  That the vast majority of politicians lie, almost as a matter of principle, is common knowledge.  But I had not grasped until relatively late that the Lie — in majuscule — had become so pervasive that it could be said to constitute a public if unofficial institution.  Orwell said that truth had ceased to exist in 1936, an exaggeration made for emphasis, but there is little doubt that it has practically ceased to exist in the political and cultural world we now inhabit.  It

Hey, GOP! This is What Pushback Looks Like.  Republican voters have lamented for years over the lack of pushback from their elected leaders.  Democrats and the media hurl baseless and libelous accusations at Republicans, only to be met with a weak defense at best, or silence at worst. Republicans want to push granny off a cliff, make senior citizens eat dog food, starve children and put them in cages.  Republicans are racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic, Islamophobic, mean-spirited, and ignorant.  Watch any cable news show and get a healthy dose of this garbage.  If you don't like the news, watch late night "comedy," entertainment award shows, or virtually any television series to hear much the same.  It's one-way propaganda with no pushback.

Democrats and Radical Islamists Start False Rumor Trump Is Detaining Iranian-Americans.  CAIR, the Islamic good with dubious ties to bad people, started a rumor in Washington, DC that Customs and Border Patrol agents were detaining Iranian-Americans at the border.  Democrat Rep. Barbara Lee then tweeted out "People of Iranian descent — including American citizens & green card holders — are reportedly being detained by CPB officials.  We can't let this stand."  Naturally, thousands of people recirculated the accusation forcing Customs and Border Patrol to step in with its own tweet to deny it.  But by then, it had taken on a life of its own.  And it remains false.

The left is gaslighting the country about anti-Semitism in New York.  The left is once again trying to connect political violence to the right without any evidence. [...] While Grafton Thomas's connection to the Black Hebrew Israelites is still uncertain, authorities have connected one of the shooters in the attack on a Jewish market in Jersey City to the group.  Not only is this not a white supremacist group it's the opposite: [...] This is certainly racist and hateful but it isn't coming from Washington.  In fact, it's a problem that, as Bari Weiss pointed out earlier this month, isn't limited to New York.  The rise in anti-Semitism is happening in France and the UK as well.  But even after the Jersey City attack, the NY Times editorial board is still trying to focus attention on right-wing anti-Semitism while downplaying the growing problem of left-wing anti-Semitism.  This is a form of gaslighting.  The left needs to admit that this problem can't simply be blamed on the president or Republicans.

Senator Schumer's Vicious Lie.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said during his rebuttal to Majority Leader McConnell yesterday, that the President thinks he has the right to do whatever he wants and sees himself as a king.  He accused the President of tyranny, and of declaring that he has absolute immunity, a reference to a comment the President once made about Article II of the Constitution.  Schumer said he has committed high crimes and misdemeanors and if not stopped, he will do it again and again.  Everything he said is a lie.  President Trump has never said Congress has no right to oversight.  What he has said is he wants the Judicial Branch to mediate over those documents and witnesses they are demanding which the President's counsel believes violate Executive Privilege.

Pelosi lies about claim that '200,000 Wisconsin voters' won't get to cast ballots in 2020.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lied her way through the impeachment of President Donald Trump, and now she's lying about an effort in Wisconsin to clean up voter registration rolls ahead of next year's elections.  On Thursday [12/19/2019], Pelosi sent out a tweet claiming that 200,000 people from the Badger State wouldn't be able to cast a ballot in the 2020 elections due to a "voter purge" by those mean Republicans in the state.

Countering the Left's Dishonest Narratives.  Any level-headed American who has an interest in U.S. politics knows that President Trump did nothing to interfere with the 2016 election.  Likewise, it would be a huge misstep to attempt to interfere with the election process in 2020.  Because of the microscope he's under, the president's political steps throughout 2020 will be carefully calculated.  Still, the preposterous notion that Trump manipulated the 2016 election and will do it again in 2020 will be the highly dishonest narrative the left and their brethren in the mainstream media echo relentlessly.  Their objective is clear: as election day nears, ensure that doubt is so deeply permeated in swing voter's minds that their inclination will be to vote against Trump.  That doubt, they believe, must be based on suspicions the president is using corrupt methods in order to win, just as he has before.  Never mind the absence of specifics as to how the president would accomplish this.  Casting doubt is essential to their strategy.  Leftists, after all, are masters at creating and delivering one-sided narratives.

Rush Limbaugh Says 'IG Report has Totally Exposed Nadler as a Full-Fledged, 100 Percent Liar'.  Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh just slammed Democrat Congressman Jerry Nadler for not showing up at the House Rules Committee hearing Tuesday, adding that the inspector general report has now "exposed" Nadler as a liar.  "The IG report has totally exposed Nadler as a full-fledged, 100% liar," Limbaugh said on his program Tuesday [12/17/2019]. [...] Limbaugh said the Democrats on the Rules Committee are "continuing to lie through their teeth about the supposed misconduct of Donald Trump."

Shouldn't the media report how bad previous climate change predictions have been instead of participating in the indoctrination?  It is truly a shame that the media is willing to repeat talking points to push a radical, leftist agenda instead of doing their job of investigating and asking questions and telling the public the truth.  Why should we believe that if we give bureaucrats and politicians trillions of dollars and more control of our lives that the[y] can control temperatures, sea levels and storm activity forever when these are the same people that peddled the lies about Russian collusion and Obamacare for years?

Nunes to Schiff: 'It Is Clear You Are in Need of Rehabilitiation'.  House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) wrote to the committee's chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), on Sunday [12/15/2019], suggesting that after a series of lies, "it is clear you are in need of rehabilitation."  Nunes took Schiff on over his defense last February of the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) and its efforts to mislead the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court in applications for surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.  After then-Chairman Nunes released a four-page memo detailing his concerns about FBI abuses, then-Ranking Member Schiff released a response that defended the FBI's conduct.

We Now Know:  Full of Schiff.  Quotable quote:  "I understand taking action on this issue will be difficult for you, as it will be an implicit acknowledgment that you were wrong to deny these abuses and that you were complicit in the violation of an American's civil liberties.  I also understand that such an acknowledgment is made even more difficult by the fact that you've already been discredited by your years-long false claim that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to hack the 2016 presidential election."

Our Outrage Over the Dems' Impeachment Farce.  The most infuriating thing about Democrats and fake news medias' fake outrage over Trump's alleged crimes is everyone knows Trump has done nothing wrong.  He has functioned totally within his presidential authority.  Democrats and media are attempting to criminalize Trump defending himself while exposing their corruption.  The only thing Trump is guilty of is keeping his promise to do everything within his power to make America great again.  Folks, it feels like we are in an episode of "The Twilight Zone" in which Democrats' and medias' reality is the polar opposite of the truth.  With straight faces, they authoritatively lie about every issue.  Our economy is booming.  And yet, Democrats and media say people are suffering horribly in Trump's economy.  Blacks are enjoying a historic low unemployment rate.  Dems and media tell blacks Trump is a white supremacist seeking to harm them.

AOC's 'Free Stuff' As 'Public Goods' Is An Old Socialist Game.  The political left has long tried to hide its true intentions and character through the use of euphemisms. [...] This is politics as usual for the left.  Socialists want to be called "progressives" because they know socialism carries baggage (though it's become a less-toxic term than it once was because the left has taken over the academy, and conditioned a generation to believe it's a more just system of government).  The forced redistribution of wealth and tax hikes fall under the category of "shared sacrifice."  Tax cuts are "giveaways to the rich."  Spending taxpayers' money on the left's favorite programs is an "investment."

Nixon's Lessons for the Would-Be Impeachers.  One of the nauseating permutations of public recollection that has arisen out of the attempts to destroy Trump is that Richard Nixon was treated fairly.This fraud is buttressed by the frequent appearances on our screens of the chief trigger-men in that bloodless assassination: the unspeakable turncoat White House lawyer John Dean and Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, still padding around on the imperishable fuel of the Watergate putsch, festooned with the awards the media give themselves.

Impeachment hearings!  Is that all they've got?  Something is manifestly wrong with Adam Schiff. [...] He does not, apparently cannot, differentiate between the truth and lies. [...] For all who had not previously realized this about Schiff, Wednesday's [11/13/2019] hearing was a wake-up call.  The man is demented.  He outright lied when he said he did not know who the not-whistleblower is! Everyone knows who the not-whistleblower is.

Democrats Are Failing the Reality Test.  The Democrats running for president in 2020 don't talk about normal issues — jobs and national security.  They have nothing to say about opportunities for minorities.  Instead, it is all fake investigations of fake scandals.  Democrats are running fake impeachment proceedings on a fake accusation of quid pro quo from a fake whistleblower, who is one more deep state operative leaking hearsay that libels the president.  Who are they kidding?  Oddly enough, themselves — very successfully.  Fake is fine with their voters.  "Fauxcahontas" is a leading candidate.  Fake news is all the news they'll read.  Something has gone terribly wrong with previously normal Democratic Party voters.  They have abandoned common sense and reality testing.  They even claim to believe human beings are not divided into male and female.

Kamala Harris Campaign Collapses Under Perception of Law and Order.  The Black Lives Matter movement that burst on to the scene in 2013 and 2014 poisoned the Democratic Party.  Harris is a delayed casualty.  Any hint of belief in law and order is now the kiss of death in the party.  The Left relentlessly attacks all law enforcers, from policemen to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.  These brave guardians are viewed with suspicion at best and hatred and revulsion at worst.  In a party where up is down, the criminals are celebrated as heroes while courageous defenders are cast as villains.  It is the same trend that has led Democrats to decriminalize many drug and theft crimes in their jurisdictions down to misdemeanors.  The result, to no surprise, is that these types of acts are becoming as common as jaywalking.  Lawlessness is now viewed as a civic virtue.  In some areas of California, you can walk into a Target and help yourself to your favorite DVD or a pair of designer jeans with no threat of being apprehended.

Elizabeth Warren's cruelty.  Warren's method is to tell voters that someone else will bear the costs.  She denies the obvious truth that our problems are inherently tough to solve and instead declares that they persist only because other politicians are bought and paid for.  The real problem with Warren's tale isn't that this is class warfare, although it certainly is that.  The real problem is, rather, that it is a lie.  Warren has championed "Medicare for all" as a way to cater to her party's left-wing base, but she's also trying to sell it to ordinary people.  She offers freedom from the injustice of insurance companies and the fear of being uninsured.  She tells us we'll never have to worry about another medical bill again.

I Am the Anonymous Whistleblower.  We are encircled by hypocrisy and mendacity.  The despicable deceit, the false posturing, the public lying for personal gain.  Is Nancy Pelosi really motivated by a desire to protect our nation — or by a never-satiated need for holding on to personal power at whatever cost may be imposed on all of us?  Is Congress's primary role really to conduct non-stop all-consuming investigations of our duly elected government leaders, paralyzing their agencies and executive operations while abandoning all legislative responsibilities to the Obama Judges who predominate in the states of the Ninth Circuit?

Our Elites Don't See What's Coming.  What a world we live in.  A confidential asset of a hyper-political CIA director, likely handpicked by the director to spy on the Trump White House, is now called a "whistleblower."  The son of a former vice-president and a current Democrat nominee was apparently eyeball-deep in corruption in Ukraine, and the Left screams that the president — for daring to broach the issue with Ukraine — should be impeached.  Political pygmies, otherwise known as the Democrat 2020 field, prance about the country offering up program ideas tallying up to over $200 trillion in the first ten years of operation (against the roughly $44 trillion the government would bring in over the same time).  Such programs would cost us millions of jobs, among other bad consequences.  Yet we are expected to believe these are serious people.

The Difference Between Schiff and Shinola.  Before Russiagate collapsed, [Adam] Schiff claimed to have seen "ample evidence of collusion in plain sight."  That assertion turned out to be a cynical lie, of course.  Then, when an anonymous bureaucrat filed a complaint concerning President Trump's conduct during a July call with Ukrainian President Zelensky, Schiff emphatically stated that neither he nor his committee had prior contact with the "whistleblower."  This misrepresentation was too much even for the Washington Post, which awarded him four "Pinocchios."  Worst of all, he fabricated part of the Trump-Zelensky transcript as he opened a hearing to investigate the matter.  It's hardly a surprise, then, that Schiff's impeachment inquiry has not exactly been a model of transparency.  Closed-door hearings, selective release of transcripts, and leaks of deceptively edited testimony have exacerbated public uncertainty about Schiff's honesty.

Democrats, Tyranny, and Sophistry.  How do we explain this shameless behavior of the Dems?  A lot of smart people are characterizing the Democrats' behavior as "projection" which according to Psychology Today, "is most commonly used to describe defensive projection — attributing one's own unacceptable urges to another.  The concept emerged from Sigmund Freud's work in the 1890s."  In other words, a subconscious defense mechanism for people who can't consciously acknowledge their own bad behavior.  But there's nothing subconscious about what the progressives are doing, and telescopic psychologizing is notoriously unreliable, not to mention it lets offenders off the hook for what they say.  If speech is conscious, it's not projection, it's lying.  The more likely explanation is that Dems are following the ancient roadmap for reducing a democracy to tyranny:  using sophistical rhetoric to gull the masses into giving an elite power outside the normal political protocols.

The plot to impeach Trump already is falling apart.  [Scroll down]  All of the above brings to mind the obsessive Adam Schiff, the lunatic in my opinion who for three years claimed to have evidence that proved Trump had colluded with the Russians to win the election.  That was a big lie.  He's been lying ever since.  And now, three years later, even after Trump released the transcript of his phone conversation with the President of Ukraine, Schiff read into the record an entirely fabricated version of said conversation.  Who does that?  Schiff clearly had written his fake version earlier, never expecting Trump to release the transcript but was so impressed with his own scriptwriting, he could not let go of his opportunity to perform his lie to all those assembled in that room and to the American people.  It was a pathetic spectacle.  Did Schiff learn anything from this embarrassing presentation?  Not a thing.

Is Elizabeth Warren Set to Fall?  For months, Warren has simply lied about whether she would raise middle-class taxes to pay for her Bernie Sanders-lite proposal to replace America's health care insurance system with "Medicare for All."  To support that lie, on Friday, she released another one of her now-famous plans.  It is a compendium of tissue-thin falsehoods, a plan about as plausible as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal.  According to Warren's plan, she'll somehow manage to institute a wildly generous Medicare For All policy — including coverage for illegal immigrants — at a one-third discount off virtually all major estimates.  She'll radically reduce reimbursement rates for doctors and hospitals — and yet, care levels won't suffer.  She'll cram down drugmakers' prescription drug prices — but innovation won't suffer.  She'll jack up taxes on the wealthy — but the wealthy won't engage in tax avoidance.  The plan is a joke.  It's a lie.  But that's Warren's tendency:  dishonest radicalism.

Adam Schiff's drive to impeach Trump based on opinions, deception and illusions — Not facts.  Rep. Adam Schiff is a poor man's Harry Houdini.  He is a cheap illusionist performing amateurish parlor tricks of deception in his quest to convince his audience that he possesses damning evidence of an impeachable offense committed by President Trump.  Schiff, D-Calif., has no such evidence, of course.  But like most illusionists, Schiff employs misdirection and confusion.  He attempts to convince you that opinions are evidence, while facts are not.  This is the stuff of rank political magic where perceptions are distorted through clever manipulation of the process.

Lies catch up with Democrats.  For years, Democrats brushed aside concerns that by giving them an inch they would seek a mile.  But Obamacare did lead to a demand for Government Health Care For All.  Gay civil unions did lead to gay marriage and now transgendering (castrating) boys.  Beto O'Rourke wants to use gay marriage to regulate religions via the tax code.  His call for gun confiscation drew calls to shut up and not give the store away.  Democrats lie about their goals.

Kevin McCarthy on Dems ditching Nadler: 'They gave it to Schiff because he's more willing to lie'.  On Friday [10/25/2019], GOP House leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy provided his unvarnished opinion about what Democrats are up to in their impeachment efforts, blasting Reps.  Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff in the process, but especially battering Schiff.  "They took it away from Nadler because they think Nadler's inept," McCarthy told attendees at the Washington Examiner Political Summit.  "They gave it to Schiff because he's more willing to lie, and they put it in Intel so he can hide what's going on."

Why It's Not Surprising Voters Don't Think Trump's Rhetoric Is Disqualifying.  Our overlords are simultaneously overly invested in self-preservation, impervious to information that contradicts their worldview, and have a great deal of misplaced moral superiority about their failure to alternately persuade or listen to large numbers of voters.  Supporting Voter ID does not make you racist.  Being against abortion does not make you sexist.  Wanting border security does not make you xenophobic.  And thinking that baking cakes at the point of a gun is a bad idea does not make you homophobic.

Liberals just don't think like us.  If you are mystified by things liberals say and do, then you are in good company. [...] For example, liberal politicians can lie to your face — and then, even when they know that you have caught them in a lie, they have no shame.  Indeed, when challenged, they will, astonishingly, either repeat the same lie or tell a different one, and all without blinking an eye.  Witness Elizabeth Warren with her repeated fabrications, one of the latest of which is that she was fired for getting pregnant, provably a lie, yet she tenaciously repeats it without shame.  When you or I speak, our reference point is the truth.  When they speak, their reference point is their political or personal self-interest.  Truth is their enemy.  It exposes their corruption.  When they speak, their intent is to deceive, to mislead, and to conceal.  There is no reasoning with such people.

Pelosi Gaslighting Continues — False Claims:  Administration "defying lawful subpoenas & document requests".  Nancy Pelosi continues to mislead her 'impeachment' constituents.  Unfortunately the compliant media is refusing to hold her accountable.  House Democrat leadership has taken a climate assessment of democrat House members and Speaker Pelosi announced they will not hold a House impeachment authorization vote.  As a direct and specific consequence all committee subpoenas do not carry a penalty for non-compliance.  "Lawful subpoenas", literally require an enforcement mechanism; that's the "poena" part of the word.  The enforcement mechanism is a judicial penalty, and that penalty can only be created if the House votes to authorize an impeachment inquiry.

Elizabeth Warren's Character.  The values expressed by Warren in her presidential campaign, and throughout her life, do not accord with what I was taught in Oklahoma.  She seems to have rejected her home state and created a persona very much unlike what she must have been taught.  I doubt if Warren ever would have been elected to public office in Oklahoma because she would have been exposed as one who appears to have misrepresented her ethnic background — and her ethnic background is not the only thing that Warren has been accused of misrepresenting.  But in New England, it appears that the commandment against lying is no impediment to political office.

Proving a Negative.  Remember a few years ago during the Obama administration when oil/gas pricing was high?  The popular line among the Democrats — obsessed as they were about not offending their Green voting bloc — was, "We can't drill our way out of this [high oil pricing]."  Just like subsequent events in other areas have proven them wrong about so many things ("The stock market will tank if Trump is elected!"), the Democrats were wrong about this too.  Dead wrong.  As fracking and other drilling/extraction technologies (such as horizontal drilling and the capability to rejuvenate old wells previously thought to be "unproductive") have improved, the oil output of the United States has increased to its highest level in 50 years.  In fact, U.S oil production is more than double what it was as recently as just ten years ago, before the fracking revolution.

Guerrilla Politics.  The guerrilla element started even before Trump was elected and has continued for the last three years. [...] These attacks, as currently deployed by the Democrats, are a constant barrage of false accusations, such as the Russian collusion and the quid pro quo with Ukraine's President Volodomyr Zelensky.  The charges against Trump need not be true, but they do need to be overlapping and unending.  The "guerrillas" attack his family, his nominees (Gorsuch and Kavanaugh), or members of his administration (Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Sanders, et. al.). They attack using false accusations as a direct counter against President Trump's effective use of Twitter.  Nancy Pelosi expressed the strategy clearly in a press conference.  Tell a lie to the media.  Let the media run with it.  Cite the media later as truth.  A very effective but disingenuous means of convincing the masses that Trump is an ogre.

Liar Adam Schiff Tells Liberal Reporters President Trump Coerced Ukrainian President Zelensky — Which Was Debunked Three Weeks Ago!  Democrats just can't stop lying!  Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenant Rep. Adam Schiff held a joint press conference on Tuesday evening [10/15/2019]. [...] Schiff and Democrats believe if they keep telling the American public that President Trump coerced President Zelensky in their phone call then it will be true.  It's not true.

Elizabeth Warren Is Jussie Smollett.  Elizabeth Warren has a moving story about being fired from a teaching job because she was pregnant, a story that perfectly complements her political narrative that she is the tribune and champion of those who have been treated unfairly by the powerful.  Joe Biden has a moving — and horrifying — story about his wife and daughter being killed by a drunk driver, a story that similarly could not have been designed more perfectly to bolster his political image as a man who can be counted on to soldier on in the face of adversity.  Of course, neither story is true.

It's Good To Be A Democrat.  Cory Booker invented an imaginary gangster friend named T-Bone and campaigned in the past on the lessons his "friend" taught him.  Kamala Harris claimed she smoked weed and listened to music on college from artists that hadn't yet recorded a note.  Bernie Sanders removed millionaires from his list of people to blame for people's ills once he became one and he owns three times as many homes as the average American family.  Beto O'Rourke, a wealthy man who married the daughter of a billionaire, declared his miserly charitable giving (0.3 percent of his income, $1,166) wasn't what it appears to be because he didn't deduct all his giving (then why did he declare any if it?), while claiming the time he's spending running for office is charity.  You name the Democratic candidate and there is a story of raging hypocrisy or straight-up lies they've told right there for the world to see.  Yet consumers of the Democratic "mainstream" media has only, at best, heard them in passing before they were memory holed.

109 House GOP Back Movement to Condemn Adam Schiff.  One-hundred and nine Republicans have backed a movement to condemn House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) for deliberately misrepresenting a phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to a list obtained by Breitbart News Friday [10/10/2019].  Over half of House Republicans have moved to condemn chairman Schiff by cosponsoring House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs' (R-AZ) H. Res. 604, according to a list obtained by Breitbart News.  H. Res. 604 would condemn Schiff for retelling a fictional phone call between Zelensky and Trump.

87 House Republicans Move to Censure Adam Schiff.  Eighty-seven House Republicans have joined the movement to rebuke Rep. Schiff by cosponsoring House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs' (R-AZ) H. Res. 604, according to a list obtained by Breitbart News.  H. Res. 604 would condemn Schiff for retelling a fabricated conversation between Zelensky and Trump.

There's A Reason Democrats Are Screaming About Conspiracies.  After two years of "Trump is a Russian puppet" having been found untrue, Democrats have no business calling anything a conspiracy. [...] The Russian hoax was the ultimate conspiracy, and it was perpetrated by Democrats.  There wasn't one journalist at these liberal outlets who'd even entertain the idea that the Trump campaign was anything but guilty.  Discussions on cable news were not about "what if" it were true, they were about what it being true would mean and where it would lead.

25 lies liberals will tell you
  [#1]   Everything we need to know about global warming can be learned from a 16-year-old girl with Asperger's and a famously ignorant former bartender who was just elected to Congress.
  [#2]   Of all the people we could have influencing children in our society, it makes the most sense to have drag queens reading to kids in libraries.
  [#3]   If you like your doctor or your healthcare plan, you can keep them AND it will cost $2,500 less per year for a family!  Trust us!
  [#4]   Only bad people engage in cultural appropriation, which is why all of us should live in caves and carry sticks around lest we accidentally use something that our culture adopted from another two hundred years ago.
  [#5]   This time socialism will work!

Adam Schiff gets 4 'Pinocchios' from Wa-Po for lie about whistleblower.  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff was awarded four "Pinocchios" by The Washington Post for his comments about contact with the whistleblower.  The California Democrat claimed in an interview last month that the members of his panel "have not spoken directly" with the person who filed the complaint about President Trump's call with the leader of Ukraine which has now led to an impeachment inquiry by Democrats.  The Washington Post fact-checker declared Schiff's statement was "flat-out false."  "We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower.  We would like to," Schiff said on MSNBC last month when asked about any interaction with the anonymous person.

The Walls Really are Closing In On the Elite.  Whenever the Left makes a characterization of the Right, it's safe to be that it's probably projection. [...] Conservatives are labeled as racists, but the Left features such luminaries as recently fired anti-white New York Times editor Sarah Jeong and blackface aficionados like Virginia governor Ralph Northam and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  Trump is said to be a despot, but campus leftists stifle dissent and Antifa freely employs violence to that end.  When Eric Holder says that Republicans will cheat in the 2020 election, it means that Democrats will cheat in the 2020 election.

Nancy Pelosi On Schiff's Made Up Trump Phone Call: 'He Did Not Make It Up'.  Nancy Pelosi tried to throw a lifeline to Rep. Adam Schiff, insisting the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee "did not" make up a phone call between President Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.  Schiff undeniably fabricated quotes as he led off a hearing with acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire last week.  ABC News' anchor George Stephanopoulus even confronted Schiff over the incident, playing the clip of the disgraceful display and stating, "That was you making up dialogue, putting it in the president's mouth."  The California Democrat has since claimed he was simply engaged in a parody.

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How The Media's Lies About Innocent Fathers Also Harm Their Daughters.  While I don't know them personally, I can't help but feel empathy for Justice Brett Kavanaugh's two young daughters, Margaret and Liza.  I'm sure it's hard for them to understand why anyone would attempt to humiliate someone they know is a wonderful man, all based on something even the attackers know is a lie.  I suspect that, like me, Margaret and Liza never thought they would have a famous father, or that anything so terrible could happen to him as it has to all three of us.  My father certainly wasn't famous when I was growing up, but he is now.  He's Andy Puzder.  He's often in the press talking or writing about ideas to help American workers.  My dad comes from a working-class background; he worked his way through law school and later became the CEO of a big company and President Trump's first choice to be America's secretary of labor.  While Justice Kavanaugh made it through the confirmation process, my dad didn't.  His nomination was defeated because of abuse allegations that, like those against Justice Kavanaugh, were not only unsupported but admittedly false.

Kevin McCarthy Signs Resolution to Censure 'Lying' Adam Schiff.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced Wednesday [10/2/2019] that he has signed a resolution to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) for performing a fabricated conversation between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a recent hearing.

Limbaugh: Fox News Ought to Change Its Name to 'the Fox Never Trumper Network'.  [Quoting Rush Limbaugh 10/2/2019]] ["]Well, Schiff is out there as the chairman of a committee, the Intelligence Committee, openly lying about the president's phone call with the president of Ukraine — and he lied about it again today in his joint press conference with Pelosi.  He literally said that the president told the Ukrainian president to "create dirt," to "make it up, as much as you can."  When the Republicans finally called him on it, Schiff said, "Well, I was just engaging parody.  I'm sorry it wasn't seen."  Well, look, you have the sense of humor of a snail.  Nobody thinks anything about you is funny, Pencil Neck.  It wasn't parody, anyway — and if you have to tell somebody that you've just done parody, it was very bad parody.  It was not parody.  It was an attempt to purposely misstate and mischaracterize the words and the actions of the president of the United States.["]

When books spread fake news.  The publishing industry deserves as much scrutiny as other forms of media.  The mere fact that it's in a book does not make it any more reliable than what you can find anywhere else.

If The Case For Trump's Impeachment Is So Strong, Why Are Liberals Lying About It?  Almost everything about the allegations that have Democrats moving toward impeachment of the President is a lie, a proven lie.  And they don't care.  The call with Ukrainian President Zelensky did take place, so that part is true.  From there, the lies begin.  "There was a quid pro quo" they said.  The President threatened to withhold aid money from Ukraine unless Zelensky investigated Joe and Hunter Biden, we were told.  The transcript showed that did not happen.  That fact did not stop any Democrat from saying it did.  It did not stop anchors at CNN and MSNBC from saying it did.

Adam Schiff Performs Fake Conversation Between Trump and Ukraine President.  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) performed an entirely made-up conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during his opening statement at a committee hearing Thursday morning [9/26/2019].  The White House released a transcript of a phone call between Trump and Zelensky on Wednesday, but Schiff made up and fabricated his own transcript that he read at the hearing, which sought to create the quid pro quo that Democrats have accused the president of making.

Adam Schiff Did One of the Most Insane, Disgusting Things Ever Done In a Congressional Hearing.  There is no member of Congress more disgusting than Adam Schiff, and there are a lot of disgusting members of Congress.  He spent the last two years claiming to have super-secret proof of Trump colluding with Russia, being given a permeant spot the Sunday shows to constantly lie about what he actually knew.  When it all came crashing down, he paid no price at all, still insisting the evidence was "in plain sight."  Now, he's found a new hobby horse.  Namely, this Trump-Ukraine nonsense and that meant having a hearing today [9/26/2019] with the Intel Chief about the "whistle-blower" complaint.

Schiff called out for fabricating Ukraine call transcript in opening remarks.  Rep. Adam Schiff acknowledged on Thursday that he made up parts of the Ukraine phone call transcript when he delivered his opening statement at a much-watched TV hearing with the U.S. top intelligence officer.  Mr. Schiff, California Democrat and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said his reading was "part in parody" — but made the admission only after Rep. Mike Turner, Ohio Republican, called him out.

Don't like the facts?  Just Schiff the narrative.  First we were told the phone call was, as The Washington Post breathlessly wrote, "so troubling that it prompted an official in the US intelligence community to file a formal whistleblower complaint."  Then we actually got the transcript, and it was nothing, so we were informed by CNN that we had "to read between the lines."  In other words, as the crooked FBI agent said of the Russian collusion hoax, there is no there there.  So it was time for the Democrats to ... just plain make it up.  Thus, on Thursday morning [9/26/2019], live on most TV channels, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Framingham-born hack Congressman from California, read into the record an utterly fabricated statement from President Trump to the president of Ukraine: [...]

Hollywood's Fake News Problem Is All Too Real.  The media's credibility woes are getting worse, but they've got company. [...] Celebrities have never been more vocal, more politically active.  From social media to the not-so-hallowed halls of Hate Night TV, stars are shoving their facts and opinions in our faces.  For the last two years, that means sharing any information which could take down President Donald Trump or his associates.  And, it's increasingly clear, wallowing in Fake News sans apology.  The latest example came when a gaggle of stars insisted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh should be impeached following new sexual assault accusations against him, courtesy of The New York Times.  It took all of 24 hours for the Times' scoop to collapse like a building targeted for demolition.  Did the assembled stars apologize?  No.

The Propaganda of the Left Is a Weapon of War.  The hallmark of propaganda is that outright lies are more useful than the truth.  The New York Times' vile lies about Justice Brett Kavanaugh were so flimsy, they couldn't last the day.  Yet even after the Times' correction (which amounted to a retraction), Democrats kept shooting the fake ammunition.  That's because their target isn't actual investigations or impeachment proceedings.  The lie itself is the goal.  Once out, even if retracted, it serves their purpose:  to smear and intimidate.  Truth need not apply.  The more outrageous, ugly, and frightening the propaganda, the more powerful it is.  That's all that is necessary for success.  The lie doesn't even have to be plausible.  It just has to meet the base desires of the targeted audience.

Trump, Kavanaugh, Lewandowski and our malignant Left.  No sensible person believed the ridiculous accusation Christine Blasey-Ford made against Kavanaugh.  Her supposed closest friend at the time didn't believe her tall tale.  It was unbelievable from the beginning; only truth-challenged leftists would have jumped on that bandwagon thanks to their undying belief that conservatives are even dumber than they are.  It was a tragic travesty that most likely did permanent damage to the psyches of Kavanaugh, his wife and daughters.  That perversion of decency did permanent damage to all of us.  Do any of the perpetrators, especially those Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who savaged the man, care about the horrors they have visited upon that family?  Not one bit.  They are soulless, heartless engines of malevolence.  And they are proud of themselves for inflicting misery on an innocent family.

Democrats and the Media Seek to Divide Americans.  Rather than unifying Americans, each 2020 Democrat presidential candidate is campaigning on dividing us into bogus victimized voting blocs.  They seek to convince every American that they are a victim in one way or another; a victim of racism, sexism, white privilege, environmental racism, income inequality, and so on.  The tag team of Democrats and fake news media are promoting the insane lie that the earth will be inhabitable [sic] in 12 years unless we elect a Democrat president.  Delusional Democrats and fake news media actually believe they can win the White House by dividing Americans, encouraging blacks to hate whites, women to hate men, and homosexuals to hate heterosexuals.  Democrats believe it is immoral to refer to America as "our" country.  We have allowed old hippies to teach our children the lie that America ravaged the world for our prosperity.  Therefore, it is only fair that we abandon borders, sharing our ill-gotten wealth with the world.  Democrats also believe allowing needy unskilled people to freely invade our country will increase Democrat voter registration.

Sure Democrats Will Lose in 2020, But They Are Dangerous Now, And Must Be Stopped!  When one of the candidates looks into a camera and proclaims the United States to be plagued with "systemic racism" you know they are lying.  But when the entire group does it — hundreds of times in three hours — it takes on a perverse sense of strategy. [...] In America you have individuals who have made it to the top of every industry of every race and background.  We are the least racist nation on the planet.  Yet the Democratic candidates are willing to slander their fellow countrymen, if it will help them turn out 15 percent more votes in heavily Democratic districts where these lies are continually repeated.

Hands Off the Electoral College.  Everyone had that one annoying childhood friend who would spoil every game. [...] Nothing better typifies the Left's disdain for our institutions today.  The Supreme Court was fine until President Trump appointed two constitutionalist justices, but now, Democrats are openly supporting court-packing to ram their agenda through.  The Senate was fine for centuries, but now, when Democrats control the House but not the Senate, leftists openly call for its abolition.  The latest fad on the left is the push to eliminate the Electoral College, which has lately been tarred as a "racist scam," a "misogynistic and sexist" institution, and the "greatest threat to our democracy."

Fact Check:  Beto O'Rourke 'Absolutely Wrong' on Ambulance Shortage After Texas Shootings.  Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) received praised from his rivals onstage at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, on Thursday evening.  But he is being criticized by local West Texas CBS affiliate KOSA-7, which says that his claim that there were not enough ambulances available is "absolutely wrong."

It's Official: The Democrats Just Want You Dead.  Americans are normalizing violence in their politics, but not in the way the media and the "experts" would have you believe.  No, "white supremacists" are not the greatest threat to your safety, despite what Don Lemon and his cohorts in the Fake News Industrial Complex say.  In fact, of 250 shootings in America wherein four or more people were shot (which is the official definition of a "mass" shooting), not one of the perpetrators was a conservative, let alone a "white nationalist."  But that hasn't stopped the Democrats.

Amy McGrath Accused of Using Coal Miners as 'Political Pawns'.  Randy Robbins and Albrow Hall are both coal miners suffering from black lung who traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this summer to raise awareness about the disease.  They were asked after the trip to participate in a reenactment of their bus ride to Washington that they believed was going to be used for a documentary for the Black Lung Association.  It came as a shock, then, when footage of their bus ride appeared on the airwaves as the centerpiece of a McGrath attack ad against Republican senator Mitch McConnell (Ky.).  Now, their lawyer is asking the McGrath campaign to pull the ad from the air.

The White Nationalism Fraud Part 1.  It is time to take a look at "white nationalism" from an honest perspective.  Over the past several weeks, there have been mass shootings on an unprecedented level that is being explained by the "white nationalism" that we are told is throughout our culture.  Progressive socialists speak of it as a fast-moving epidemic that is infecting every straight white male in the country.  The media and progressive socialists have invented the "racism" trope against President Trump because of the collapse of the Russian collusion hoax.  The Senior Editor of the New York Times instructed his so-called journalists that this would be the main focus until the 2020 election.

Beginning of US Slavery.  The New York Times has begun a major initiative, the "1619 Project," to observe the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.  It aims to reframe American history so that slavery and the contributions of black Americans explain who we are as a nation.  Nikole Hannah-Jones, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine wrote the lead article, "America Wasn't a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One."  She writes, "Without the idealistic, strenuous and patriotic efforts of black Americans, our democracy today would most likely look very different — it might not be a democracy at all."  There are several challenges one can make about Hannah-Jones's article, but I'm going to focus on the article's most serious error, namely that the nation's founders intended for us to be a democracy.  That error is shared by too many Americans.  The word democracy appears nowhere in the two most fundamental founding documents of our nation — the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.  Instead of a democracy, the Constitution's Article IV, Section 4, declares, "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government."

Throwing Punches for the Children — If This is Your Mantra, Zip It About Trump.  Trump is just a callous and unfiltered version of the "sophisticated" slander the left has been lobbing against the right for years through a corrupt and complicit mainstream media.  For proof of that, we could start scrolling through the endless accusations of the last few decades:  centrist John McCain was called a racist, the affable George W. Bush was tagged a bigoted war criminal, mild-mannered Mitt Romney was labeled a tax cheat, felon and murderer.  And this wasn't done by fringe activists — these were libelous claims published by mainstream media organizations coordinating with their ideological allies in the Democrat Party.  But why turn to the pages of history to prove what you can observe right in front of your face?  Is there any statement that better typifies the state of political dialogue in 2019 than what the Democrat's chosen national leader and spokeswoman, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, said last week?

Could this be the real reason Rashida Tlaib canceled the trip to visit her grandma?  The whole kerfuffle arising out of Israel's refusal to allow two members of Congress, Reps.  Rashiba Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, to enter the country has been pretty suspicious from the start. [...] But the fishiest part of Tlaib's story is why she declined Israel's invitation to come ahead following a change of heart.  Is it possible that the reason for her reluctance is that she would have had to pay for the trip out of her own pocket rather than on the taxpayer's dime?

Rashida Tlaib's Grandmother Doesn't Live In The Deprived Situation Tlaib Claimed.  Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib told a sob story of how she wanted to visit her grandmother but decided not to because of the oppression her grandmother has had to suffer under in Palestine.  One problem with that is the pictures from the area in which Tlaib's grandmother lives:  It's not the slum that was described.

Fact Check:  Elizabeth Warren Crowd Was 6,000 at Most, not 12,000.  Crowd size is often seen — rightly or wrongly — as a proxy for political support.  It is not always a good measure:  for example, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) drew massive crowds across California in 2016, but lost the state to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by a wide margin.  Still, as the Democratic Party presidential primary heats up, the rival campaigns are touting attendance figures as a sign of momentum.  That creates an incentive to exaggerate.

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib's Shameful Lie-Fest.  In case you missed it, congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib hosted a press conference yesterday [8/19/2019], to speak about their banning from Israel.  As expected, it was an Israel bashing-fest, replete with lies.

Of Course, A Massive Lie Was Peddled At The Tlaib-Omar Presser.  Reps.  Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) were supposed to on a trip to Israel today until their support for the viciously anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement caused them to be barred from entering.  This is established policy.  This shouldn't be shocking to anyone.  BDS advocates for Israel's destruction.  Barring Omar and Tlaib was the right call.  The two held a press conference in Minnesota, where the gruesome twosome railed against the Israeli policy of so-called occupation.  Omar alleged that she had planned to meet with members of the Israeli Knesset and said it was wrong for the Netanyahu government to bar duly-elected members of Congress from entering the country.

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"Duly-elected members of Congress" are elected representatives in this country only.  Members of Congress do not represent citizens of other countries, and are not automatically entitled to enter any other country.

Democratic Congresswoman Deb Haaland Calls Antifa 'Peaceful Protesters'.  epresentative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) defended the violence of the far-left Antifa in an interview on CNN.  Over the weekend, Antifa rioted yet again in the city of Portland, Oregon, as the right-wing group Proud Boys was planning another demonstration in the city.  Multiple videos emerged showing numerous clear acts of violence from Antifa, including the left-wing mob chasing a little girl through the city streets, and throwing hammers at members of the Proud Boys.

Gov. Gavin Newsom's claim about the homeless was so absurd even Politifact couldn't spin it.  Back in June, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made an incredible claim about homeless people in his state.  Asked why the homeless population hadn't declined when he was Mayor of San Francisco, Newsom said, "The vast majority (of San Francisco's homeless people) also come in from — and we know this — from Texas.  Just (an) interesting fact."  Newsom's claim was discounted by the LA Times last month but Politifact decided to investigate independently.  This week the least reliable fact-checker in the business agreed that Newsom's statement was absurd, giving it a "Pants on Fire" rating.

Blaming Every Bad Economic Indicator On The Trade War Just Proves You Don't Know What You're Talking About.  [Scroll down]  Generally, these pundits have no idea what they are talking about.  Another measure of the yield curve, the three month-10 year Treasury spread — which is more predictive than the two year-10 year Treasury spread — has been negative for months.  You didn't see a bunch of punditry about that when it first went negative in March.  That's because everyone is being political.  The left wants a recession because they hate President Trump, and they are economically illiterate to boot.  Hillary Clinton once said the Bush tax cuts caused the 2008 financial crisis, which is ridiculous.  And today's Democrat policies would make any recession we did have far worse, via the government increasing taxes and further cannibalizing the private sector.  Yet there are elements of the establishment GOP, including Never-Trumpers, who hate Trump almost as much as the left does.

The economic sky isn't falling — here's what you need to know about scary ups and downs.  Let us not let the left-wing media talk us into a recession.  Make no mistake: they are eager to do so.  For months the liberal press has echoed Democrats' hand-wringing on the campaign trail, repeating Sen. Elizabeth Warren's unwarranted warnings about debt levels for instance, or former Vice President Joe Biden's alarms about how President Trump's trade confrontation with China is hurting consumers.  After all, it's hard to call for a revolution if the people are happy.

WaPo Gives Four Pinocchios to 2020 Dems Who Say Michael Brown Was Murdered.  Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) both tweeted last Friday [8/9/2019] — which was the fifth anniversary of Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri — that Brown had been murdered by Officer Darren Wilson.  However, Wilson was not indicted for a crime, and the Obama administration Justice Department issued an 86-page investigative report concluding there was no credible evidence that Wilson wasn't telling the truth that he killed Brown in self-defense.

Stacey Abrams:  RNC Going to Send Off-Duty Officers to Scare 'Voters of Color'.  Tuesday [8/13/2019] on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams accused the Republican National Committee of planning to send off-duty law enforcement officers into minority neighborhoods to "scare voters, particularly voters of color."

Democrats:  The Party of Dirty Language.  I have a tenet that I stand by on the subject of race.  The person who raises the subject first is usually the racist.  And my addendum is the person who talks about race the longest is almost certainly the racist.  Donald Trump has been fending off charges of racism since the beginning of the campaign, and it obviously makes him angry.  He also has been fending off charges of anti-Semitism, which probably makes him angrier still.  After all, some members of his family are Jewish.  One converted!  She converted to Orthodoxy!  That is no small thing.  Then too there have been charges of xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, and, if I am not mistaken, anti-alcoholism.  The Democrats episodically try each charge out.  They see if it discredits the president.  When it does not, they try another slander.

Media Bias/Fact Check:  Just Another Bogus Leftist Media Watchdog.  A Jihad Watch reader recently called my attention to "Media Bias/Fact Check," which claims to be "The Most Comprehensive Media Bias Resource," but is actually yet another viciously biased hard-Left site that tries to discredit all who dissent from their agenda by falsely claiming that they're presenting inaccurate information.

The American Left Goes Increasingly Stalinist.  Calling nearly all their opponents "racists," as so many "progressive" Democrats do, whether they are or not — and not even seeming to care if this is so — is straight out of Stalin's NKVD secret police disinformation playbook.  Lying or, equally bad, purposefully ignoring the obvious truth is another similar technique, as virtually all left/liberal media have done regarding the Dayton, Ohio, mass murderer.  He was an avowed supporter of leftist presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, although we hear almost no mention of that in "progressive" or even "liberal" quarters (they're melding), only endless repetition that the El Paso shooter was inspired by Trump, even if he wasn't.  Missing, too, and equally obvious is that the motivations of such killers are considerably deeper than anybody's politics.  More often than not, they stem from issues far more complex and intractable than the to-and-fro of daily events.

Bernie Sanders has made the same false claim about health spending for 10 years.  Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is once again saying on the campaign trail and in interviews that the US spends twice as much on health care, per capita, as any other country in the world.  It's a claim he has been making since at least 2009, when PolitiFact noted that it was false.  He made it again in 2015, when PolitiFact noted that it was still false.

Trump Tweets About Dayton Visit, Says News Conference Afterward By Ohio Lawmakers Was 'A Fraud'.  President Donald Trump tweeted he had "a warm & wonderful visit" in Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday [8/7/2019] and also hit back at the allegedly "fraud" news conference Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Mayor Nan Whaley held.  Trump visited Dayton following a shooting Sunday morning that killed nine people and injured 27 others.  He did not speak to press but visited survivors in the hospital and spoke to Brown and Whaley, both Democrats who said they didn't hold much hope for change following the meeting.  Trump tweeted the news conference was "a fraud" and said Brown and Whaley misrepresented what happened at the hospital.

Debut of the Democrat-Media 'White Terrorist' Smear.  Get ready for the new 'Progressive' norm.  If you voted for Donald Trump, wear a MAGA cap in public, question in any way the radical Democrat narrative, you are no longer a 'patriot'.  You are a 'nationalist', a 'white supremacist', but now even an out-and-out 'white terrorist'.  That's the narrative the Democrats are shoehorning you into:  'Donald Trump's a "racist", 'an unapologetic nationalist', 'a White supremacist' and since the El Paso massacre by a crazed shooter, 'A White Terrorist'.  If you voted for Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016, plan to vote for him again in 2020, or support him in any way, you are a 'White Terrorist' too.

Ilhan Omar Claims White Men 'Cause Most Of The Deaths' In America.  She's Wrong.  Imbecilic bigot Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) claimed in a recently resurfaced interview on Qatari propaganda network Al Jazeera that Americans should be "fearful" of white men who are "causing most of the deaths within this country."  These racist and blatantly false comments came in response to a question about Islamophobia.  The interviewer asked if Islamophobia might be the result of a reasonable fear people have about Islamic terrorism.  Omar could have responded that we shouldn't fear anyone based on race, ethnicity, or religion, and that each person should be judged according to his or her own merits — but instead, she took the opportunity to fear monger about the dreaded white man.

The Co-Conspirators in the American Left's Takeover of the Democratic Party.  Using the cudgel of the mainstream media, the entertainment complex and the education establishment combined with the apathy and cowardice of the Republican Establishment, the American Left had successfully, within 25 years after the Reagan landslides, inculcated into a plurality of the American people a belief that there are no moral absolutes and that the state, not God, is the source of the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and thus the state can deny those rights to whomever it chooses.  They are creating the belief that this country's founding documents are arcane, racially insensitive and unsuitable for today.  They teach they young that this nation is and always has been racist and oppressive, that religious liberty, the right to bear arms, and unfettered freedom of speech are subject to the whims of the state.

The Democrats' Blueprint To Steal 2020 From The Voters Of America.  I readily admit there is almost always a fair amount of exaggeration involved in presidential election cycles.  But in the 2020 cycle there has existed two levels of dishonesty that is shockingly horrid.  On one hand almost none of the things the Democratic candidates are saying are true.  Capitalism hasn't failed.  America is not in decline.  Our allies respect us more than at any time in the modern era (perhaps only beaten by the days just following 9/11).  We have expanded safety, prosperity and liberty to every aspect of American life.  The other layer of dishonesty is in the rhetoric of the new voices of the Democrat's "fresh new faces."  "The Squad" and the followers who prop them up are not willing to work in the system.  They claim patently false things.  They claim shocking things.  They claim to be informed.  And they call "racism" to anyone who disagrees.  The media seem to love these new voices and look upon them with almost zero scrutiny.

Florida Dem admits lying about treating Pulse shooting victims.  A queer Democratic politician who claimed to have treated Pulse nightclub shooting victims admitted to Florida officials that she lied about her service.  Elizabeth McCarthy told the Florida Department of Health that she had fabricated claims that she was a cardiologist who had treated victims of the mass shooting on the LGBT destination.  'I lied.  It is a false statement.  I just made it up,' McCarthy said, according to an affidavit released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Health and obtained by Florida Politics.

AOC and 'Concentration Camps'.  [Scroll down]  The object, which is being pursued on many levels by many individuals and organizations, is to erase the Jews.  Not only must Jews be erased from humanity, but in order to completely fulfill this Nazi/SJP/Muslim Brotherhood dream, the Jews must also be erased geographically with the destruction of Israel and historically with the denial or trivialization of the Holocaust.  Taking a step in that erasure, AOC, whether knowingly or unknowingly, is pushing a secular Replacement Theology.  It is now illegal immigrants who are victims of concentration camps.  This comes after years of SJP promoting the fallacy of "Concentration Camp Gaza."  Each new lie builds on a past lie until it becomes part of the normal discourse.

Ilhan Omar Admits Lying to High School Students.  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) admitted to flubbing the facts of an anecdote she told a large group of students to illustrate the "racism, cruelty, and injustice" she's seen in America since being accepted as a refugee more than two decades ago.  The freshman representative told 400 high school students she was sent to a Minneapolis courtroom where she witnessed a "sweet, old ... African American lady" who spent the weekend in jail for stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her "starving 5-year-old granddaughter," according to the Washington Post. [...] Omar has also been dinged recently by the Post and others for "botched basic facts" during her attempts to "go viral."

'This country was founded on white supremacy': Beto O'Rourke speaks with Tennessee immigrants.  On his second day of events in Nashville, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke met with immigrants and refugees living in Tennessee on Monday [7/8/2019] for a roundtable discussion.  O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman, first held a rally at Marathon Music Works on Sunday, drawing hundreds of supporters to the campaign event where he largely focused on immigration and decried President Donald Trump's policies on detaining migrants at the southern border.

Linda Sarsour's Tweets About Jesus Echo Claims of Numerous Palestinian Officials.  Controversial Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour ignited a kerfuffle on Twitter over the weekend by tweeting that Jesus was "a Palestinian."  After drawing strong reactions, she fell back to a position of saying there were "multiple truths" about Jesus — that he can be seen to have been both Jewish and a Palestinian.  The "Jesus was a Palestinian" claim is one frequently made by supporters of the Palestinian cause, for political purposes.  Sarsour kicked off the row with a Friday night [7/5/2019] tweet, saying, "Jesus was Palestinian of Nazareth and is described in the Quran as being brown copper skinned with wooly hair."

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[#1] The Koran/Quran is not a reliable source for truthful information about Jesus.  Or anything else.  [#2] The people who are called Palestinians today are the same people who were kbown as Philistines in the Bible.  [#3] Democrats love to make rash assertions about Christianity when they think it will benefit them politically.  Unfortunately, most Democrats are too poorly educated to challenge those assertions.

Not even the 4th of July is sacred to these hate-filled leftists.  Since the moment President Trump announced his plan to celebrate the 4th of July with a parade and a tribute to our military, leftists' heads exploded. [...] The angry Left was certain Trump's 4th of July event would be a "campaign rally."  It was not.  It was a glorious tribute to all branches of the military, to law enforcement, and to first responders.  His speech honored the American past, its heroes, and its accomplishments.  The Left predicted a low turnout!  There were nearly 800,000 people on the Mall to see and share in the festivities.  The place was packed.  The Left just keeps getting things wrong.  And these people seem incapable of learning from their mistakes.  They've been making the same ones since the campaign of 2016.

Florida Dem ends campaign after claim she removed '77 bullets' from Pulse shooting victims challenged.  A Democratic candidate for Florida's House reportedly has ended her campaign after being challenged on her detailed and graphic claims she treated victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting. [...] But published a report earlier this month challenging her claims she worked as a cardiologist at Orlando Regional Medical Center[.]  The report listed the following discrepancies:  the Florida Department of Health did not have a record of her being a licensed doctor; the parent company of the medical center said there's no record of any doctor by that name; another company the candidate claimed to be working for denied she worked there; and University of Central Florida officials said they couldn't find a record of the medical degree she claimed.

Dems Are Planning to Steal the 2020 Election.  Democrats have an insurance policy for the 2020 Presidential election, and it has nothing to do with the eventual Democratic Party nominee.  The original policy was initiated by Obama, Comey, Brennan, McCabe, Hillary, and their ilk, bragged about by Strzok to his paramour, and paid for by the Democrat/media cabal.  The mephitic Mueller tried to cash it in, but the hero Marine got slapped down by Barr.  It's a plan to "win" the election by any means necessary, even by cheating if necessary.  Of its components, the "failsafe," is most intriguing, if for no other reason than it is so devious, underhanded, clever, and inventive, that it's surprising it comes from the same left which gave us the ridiculously ludicrous Steele dossier and Smollett hoax.

Red Ed.  The almost comical thing about the U.S. is that most people persist in believing that the top educators are harmless, nice, pleasant, typical Americans.  But the field of education has been a whirlpool or cesspool of socialist-communist-collectivist thinking for more than 120 years.  Throughout that time, these subversives operated covertly but belligerently.  They were the tireless termites in our basement.  At first, John Dewey wanted to call himself what he was, a socialist, but he realized that the public wasn't ready for the S-word.  He urged the Socialist Party of America to change its name.  Dewey ended up calling himself a Progressive, a Liberal, or a Democrat.  Point is, explicating American history is difficult because the Left was always hiding and lying.

Multiculturalism Is a Nation Killer.  It should come as no surprise that candidates can say one thing on one day and another on another day because they will say whatever needs to be said to appeal to the electorate.  Joe Biden instantaneously flip flops on abortion.  Barack Obama and Bill Clinton were as much against illegal immigration as is Donald Trump.  Hillary Clinton was once against gay marriage.  In totalitarian societies, the truth is what the dictator says at any given moment.  In democratic societies, the truth is what the mass public wants to hear at any given moment.

Reality is Not an Option.  As soon as people started to believe that everybody isn't merely equal before the law, but that all groups of people must be equal every which way, we made enemies with an ocean of inconvenient facts.  Instead of the slow, methodical practice of ferreting reality from nature (we used to call this science) people began to tie their beliefs to what they thought would be nice.  It would, of course, be nice if homosexual men didn't engage in pedophilia at an alarming rate compared to heterosexual men — but they do.  It would also be quite nice if blacks had, on average, about the same IQ scores as whites or Asians — but they don't.  It would certainly warm our hearts if Islam really were the religion of peace — but fifteen hundred years of history and the uncounted dead of virtually every culture that has ever come in contact with Islam say otherwise.  When people detach themselves from hard, unpleasant realities they get very good at creating and maintaining flexible narratives.  When facts are banished, reality just is what you want believe.  Or what you've been told to believe.

Fauxcahontas Makes Heap Big Surge in Presidential Race.  If you hadn't already picked up on it, the biggest surge in the Democrat nominating race over the past couple of months has not come from Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has settled into polling consistently in the 7-8% support range.  While that's fairly respectable, we might have expected a little better performance from a guy who has received tens of millions of dollars in free, fawning air time from our fake news media since March.  No, the biggest surge has come from exactly the source we should have all anticipated, the life-long human fraud who has gotten everything she has achieved in life by lying.  This is a woman who doesn't just lie about economics, not just about the law, not just about public policy; oh, no, that's not nearly enough.  Elizabeth Warren is a woman who has spent her entire adult life disgracefully lying about who she even is as a person, pretending to be of American Indian descent in order to move ahead in line for plum jobs, to obtain licenses to practice law, and even to get elected to the United States Senate.

Joe Biden: 'Wasn't One Single Hint of a Scandal or a Lie' in Obama Years.  Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed Wednesday that there were no scandals or lies in the Obama-Biden administration.  "Know what I was most proud of?" he asked voters in Iowa.  "For eight years, there wasn't one single hint of a scandal or a lie."

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In a way he's right.  There was no mention of Obama's scandals and lies in the news media.  Joe Biden is apparently hoping you get all of your information from television.

Why did Mueller team distort Trump attorney's voicemail?  The controversy over the selective editing of a voicemail message from President Trump's former attorney in the report by Robert Mueller has added fuel to the arguments against the appointment of special counsels.  The Mueller report says that attorney John Dowd reached out to Robert Kelner, Gen. Michael Flynn's lawyer, after Flynn withdrew from a joint defense agreement with the Trump legal team and asked Kelner to give him a "heads up."  The report characterized the voicemail message as an attempt by the president's counsel to obstruct Flynn's cooperation with the Mueller probe, and that's also how much of the press reported on it.

The Stacey Abrams Myth Becomes the Democratic Catechism.  Stacey Abrams's refusal to lose the Georgia gubernatorial election graciously was one of the low points of the 2018 midterms.  But her insistence that Brian Kemp and the Republicans stole the election from her has now become an article of faith among Democrats.  Democratic presidential contenders who traveled to Atlanta this week to speak to the African-American Leadership Council repeated the claim, which Abrams has made more than a dozen times since she lost to Kemp by 54,723 votes last November.  In rote fashion, they repeated Abrams's charges that the outcome was determined by "voter suppression" conducted by Kemp, who during the race was Georgia's secretary of state.

NPR says babies aren't babies until they're born.  It is repulsive that taxpayer-funded NPR goes to these extremes to slant their coverage of a "life and death" issue (to quote Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand), and is yet another example of the making of fake news.  Leftists have always engaged in the corruption of language to entice, deceive, and coerce the dull and unwary.  Hence "Illegal immigrant," a factually correct term, becomes the inane "undocumented alien."  Those who wish to be a member of the opposite sex simply have to say that they are, and, voilà, they are "transgendered."  Yet, pro-abortion progressives attempt to dehumanize small humans by labeling them as "fetuses" or "non-viable tissue masses."

The Seven Self-Serving Stratagems of the Despotic Left.  [#6] Never fail to utilize the ultimate tactic in promoting dogma or denigrating one's opponent:  The Big Lie.  People will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if it is repeated frequently enough, people will sooner or later accept it as the truth.  Whether it is the fabricated dire consequences of so-called climate change; Donald Trump colluding with Russia; the myth of rampant white nationalism and that this is a virulently racist nation; the examples over the years are legion.

Donna Brazile goes too far on Fox News, claims Russia is the reason Hillary not elected president.  At what point does Fox News pull the plug when a featured talking head spouts a discredited conspiracy theory?  Donna Brazile, who forever discredited herself as corrupt when she supplied debate questions in advance to her former boss, Hillary Clinton, and was fired by CNN for it, found a new home at Fox News as one of their "contributors" (people paid to be available a certain number of hours for on-air commentary).  But in an appearance over the weekend, she made the argument that Hillary Clinton lost only because of Russian interference — a contention for which there is no evidence whatsoever.

Democrats Must Stop Living in a Fantasy World.  Men are women.  Hillary Clinton won the 2016 presidential election.  Inequality is the new equality.  Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.  On and on.  Democrats live in a politically manufactured world akin to Truman Burbank's reality TV world.  Are Democrats incapable of recognizing truth when they see it?

The UN's species extinction fraud.  We have encroached on the habitat of some animals.  But in fact not a single species has been shown to be either threatened or endangered by warming of the Earth by man's increasing use of fossil fuels and the carbon dioxide emissions therefrom.  The recent alarmist report, to the contrary, issued by the UN, contains no physical evidence whatever.  It is entirely based on cherry picked sampling data which is then fed into a mathematical equation primed to yield the absurd alarmist report which a willing media announces in shrieking tones (as usual).  These people know they are lying but are not bothered by it, which is why we get so many horrid politicians.

Nadler: 'No Basis Whatsoever to Believe That Anybody in the Intelligence Community Did Anything Wrong'.  President Donald Trump's order to declassify documents explaining the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation is "all nonsense," Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House intelligence committee, told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Thursday night [5/23/2019].  Nadler said there's no "basis" to examine the origins of the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation.  He called it an "imaginary scandal."

Let's Make Sure 'Obstruction of Justice' Is Properly Defined.  A line must be drawn.  No longer can the phrase "obstruction of justice" be allowed to mean something obscenely different from what any fair-minded, free person knows it was intended to mean.  In the minds of most, the phrase refers to blocking the discovery of truth, truth being the only legitimate basis on which appropriate redress can be made for some wrong that has been suffered.  Any codified law that uses the phrase "obstruction of justice" to mean something other than precisely this is in jeopardy of obstructing true justice.  If a law is needed to insure that an official investigation is not obstructed, then the language of the law must refer to obstruction of an investigation or obstruction of police work or obstruction of intelligence activities.

Beto O'Rourke: 'I don't have complete confidence' Trump was elected fairly.  Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke pointed to Russian hacking of Florida voter registration information as support for his suspicions about the 2016 presidential election.  When asked in an MSNBC interview Saturday [5/18/2019] if he was confident President Trump had been elected fairly, the former Texas congressman agreed the use of propaganda on voters and electoral system breaches gave him doubts.

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[#1] Nobody has used misleading propaganda to try to get elected more than Robert F. O'Rourke.  [#2] Nobody has taken advantage of "electoral system breaches," i.e., dead voters, than the Democratic Party.

Why are so many Democrats so reprehensible in exactly the same way?  [Eric] Holder actually was in contempt of Congress for authentic scandals involving deaths of Americans, such as Operation Fast and Furious.  Barr is not.  Unlike Holder, Barr is the smartest lawyer in the room.  He knows, as does any sentient legal scholar, that to give the House Judiciary Committee what they are asking for — names of intelligence assets, legally protected grand jury testimony — would be breaking the law.  The Democrats with their handmaidens in the media are manufacturing a "constitutional crisis" simply to hound the president and prolong the collusion hoax as long as possible.

Another undeserved military honor for LBJ.  When former President Lyndon B. Johnson's daughters smashed champagne bottles against a metal star atop the bow of the ship named for him last month, the crowd roared, patriotic streamers shot skyward, and there were smiles all around.  No one was churlish enough to mar the christening ceremony in Bath, Maine, by noting that in naming the futuristic-looking stealth destroyer for the 36th president, the Navy was honoring a part-time officer who spent decades wearing a decoration for valor that he knew full well he didn't rate.

Will Suppression Truthers Depress 2020 Democratic Turnout?  What do Stacey Abrams, Hillary Clinton, and Kamala Harris have in common beyond their party affiliation and delusional presidential aspirations?  They are actively promoting a conspiracy theory about a nationwide voter suppression scheme they claim has already cost the Democrats key contests in 2018. Harris became the latest to join the chorus when she told an NAACP gathering, "Let's say this loud and clear:  Without voter suppression, Stacey Abrams would be the governor of Georgia.  Andrew Gillum is the governor of Florida."  Ironically, the probable effect of such evidence-free claims will be to depress Democratic turnout in 2020.

Mark Steyn:  Clinton and Abrams are making politics 'impossible'.  Conservative commentator and author Mark Steyn said Monday [5/6/2019] on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that Democrats are making politics nearly "impossible" by refusing to accept election losses.  Steyn is reacting to former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton saying this weekend that the election was "stolen" from her by Trump and the Russians.  And by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams refusing to concede.

Democrats Accuse AG Barr of Doing Exactly What Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch Did for Obama.  Congressional Democrats are clearly aware that the American people do not favor impeachment of President Trump.  Even a CNN poll shows that 59 percent of the public oppose impeachment — and that's a left-leaning poll.  While impeaching Trump is, for the moment, off the table because there are no legitimate grounds to do so, the Democratic Party has set its sights on Attorney General Barr.  When Democrats didn't like the findings of the Mueller report, they accused Barr of being a "partisan" who was "handpicked" by Trump to protect him.  They now claim Barr's four-page memo summarizing the conclusions of the report was misleading — which it wasn't, and that Barr perjured himself during previous testimony to Congress — which he didn't.  Naturally, partisan Democrats are now calling for his impeachment, and presidential candidates are also fundraising by attacking him as well.  As absurd as the claims are that Barr is acting like Trump's personal lawyer to protect him, it's difficult not to see that Democrats are making it their business to accuse William Barr of being everything Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch were for Barack Obama.

Rashida Tlaib's Father Says She 'Lied Big-Time To Get Elected' In Resurfaced 2010 Newspaper Article.  In a March 11, 2010 newspaper article in The Detroit News, Rep. Rashida Tlaib's (D-MI) father accused her of lying "big-time to get elected" by falsifying her address on an election affidavit.  Tlaib's father, Harbi Elabed, made the accusations against Tlaib, who at the time was a freshman state-level representative from the 12th District in Detroit's Southwest side.  The newspaper article was scrubbed from the internet when The Detroit News migrated to a new website but was available in a subscription-based digital archive.

Biden the Liar.  Harold Schaitberger, president of the AFL-CIO-affiliated International Association of Firefighters, declared at a campaign rally for Joe Biden today that "Joe Biden is genuine.  There's nothing phony or artificial about Joe Biden."  This is a spectacularly audacious claim about one of Washington's most notorious BS artists.  A few days ago, Biden declared on The View, "We were asked, what are you proudest of from your administration?  You know what I said — he said the same thing as I did.  No[t] one single whisper of scandal.  That's because of Barack Obama."  Perhaps Biden believes there was no whisper of scandal because there was so much shouting about veterans dying while waiting for care at the Department of Veterans Affairs; the "Fast and Furious" gunwalking operation at the ATF; the dysfunctional launch of; the Syrian "red line"; Benghazi; the hacking of Office of Personnel Management records; the IRS targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups; other government agencies harassing and targeting the president's critics; drunkenness and reckless behavior at the U.S. Secret Service....

The Anita Hill Rewrite.  Those of us who lived through the confirmation of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court came to the conclusion that Anita Hill was lying with our eyes wide open.  We observed the inconsistencies between her conduct and her testimony.  The more we learned about what had gone on behind the scenes to knock off Thomas with the instrumentality of Hill, the more we understood that Hill was a willing instrument in a larger story.  It's how the left operates.  The left also relentlessly rewrites history.  See the Rosenberg case.  See the Hiss case.  See the Rathergate scandal.  In each case, we have relentless mendacity in the service of a bad cause.  Anita Hill presents another such case.

6 Pieces Of Evidence Anita Hill Was Lying.  Anita Hill made her claim to fame by accusing Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his confirmation hearing back in 1991.  The Left painted Thomas as a misogynistic monster despite the glaring contradictions, lies and lack of evidence to support such a narrative.  The U.S. House and Senate dismissed the baseless accusations presented by Hill, confirmed Thomas to the court, and the public largely viewed Hill as discredited.  Despite all this, the Left, through HBO, continues to smear Thomas for the irredeemable sin of being conservative while being black.

American Ignorance.  Because I dig deeper than most people I can usually sort out the facts from the fake.  One thing I've learned over time is that the progressive left does not engage in truth nor does it traffic in honor.  The left wants to totally remake our laws, our society and our Constitution into something our founders never intended them to be. [...] Some citizens get news secondhand from friends, family or work associates.  They see headlines on social media and online service providers like AOL.  If they watch news at all they might tune into the local news or sometimes CNN.  Too many people will take what they hear as true.  They won't doubt it because after all it's being broadcast by national news organizations and those organizations certainly wouldn't report something that wasn't true, would they?

In The Maw Of Wokeness.  [Scroll down]  First, keep in mind the states are required to cull their voter lists.  "The 1993 National Voter Registration Act mandates that state and local elections officers keep voter registration lists accurate by removing the names of people who die, move or fail in successive elections to vote."  Second, those 1,000 voting machines:  they were withheld "because of an ongoing federal lawsuit that argues Georgia's electronic voting machines could be hacked or tampered with."  Abrams' allies have made similar claims:  "The suit was filed last November by Fair Fight Action, the nonprofit arm of a new voting rights organization founded by [Stacey] Abrams..."  Prior to the midterms, there was a question whether the machines were vulnerable to being hacked, so a September ruling from U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg — an Obama appointee and sister of liberal reporter Nina Totenberg — ordered them sequestered.  Third, that 27 percent of Wisconsin black voters?  It was based on a "survey" of a grand total of 288 people, and they were asked whether they were "deterred", not blocked.

Biden's Latest Malarkey:  Obama Administration Had 'Not One Single Whisper of Scandal'.  If you're gonna tell a lie, make it a big one.  Make it so astonishing, so blatant, that you cause the listener to question his own grasp on reality.  Turn down the gaslight, and when he notices, say the light was always that dim.  Is he going to believe the evidence of his own senses, or is he gonna go along to get along?  All politicians do it, including our current commander-in-chief, but few do it with as much gusto as Joe Biden.  He just really digs lying, almost as much as his old boss does.

Joe Biden says his proudest moment of Obama's presidency was 'not one whisper of scandal'.  Former vice president and newly-minted 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden appeared on "The View" on Friday morning [4/26/2019] and told hosts that his proudest moment of serving with President Barack Obama was that there was "not one whisper" of scandal during the time they served together in the White House.  Biden said that, coincidentally, he and Obama both told press on the same day while in different parts of the country that the thing they were most proud of while in the White House was that there was "not one whisper of a scandal."  "Not one," Biden said.  "And that's because of Barack."

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Speech Is Violence, and Vice Versa.  The apotheosis of the Left's 21st-Century lunacy is its insistence that disagreeing with leftist dogma — declining to accept the "trans" farce, for example — is "violence" that demands suppression, while actual violence by leftists like Antifa — bashing people in the head with a baseball bat, for instance — is merely free speech exercised by "protesters."  No one in the world, with the possible exception of a handful of mis-educated college professors and students, is dumb enough to be fooled by that inversion.

The Russia hoax was the biggest con job in U.S. history.  For 2½ years, you — we, the American people — have been the victims of the biggest con job in American history.  Every second, every hour, every day, the Democrats, the hate-Trump media mob perpetrated a lie.  Every time they said Russia, Russia, Russia, collusion, collusion, they were smearing, besmirching and slandering a duly-elected president of the United States and trying to undo an election.  The hate-Trump media spread unbelievable conspiracy theories and lies.  They betrayed their audience.  They don't care at all about the truth.

Obama AG Eric Holder Says Stacey Abrams Won Georgia Gov. Election.  Former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder said he believes Stacey Abrams (D.) won the Georgia governor's race in 2018, where the final certified election results showed Republican Brian Kemp winning with 55,000 more votes.  "I tend to think Stacey Abrams won that election, you know?" Holder said to The Root.  In making that claim, Holder echoed other prominent Democrats in suggesting that Kemp's role as secretary of state was a factor in the outcome.  "I think the way it was conducted, the — her opponent remaining as secretary of state, basically being the referee until about the last week of the election, certainly gave the appearance of unfairness, and I think it was unfairness."  Abrams has never conceded the race, and has also maintained on several occasions that she won.

Nobody In The GOP Is Inciting Violence Against Ilhan Omar.  On college campuses all across America, there are professors who think the United States has been a harmful force — Central America, Vietnam, climate change, using a nuclear bomb, etc.  They have their case.  I think it's foolish, but it's not strange that Omar and other young Democrats in Congress don't.  It's fairly standard leftist fare.  It is also absolutely fair game for political attack.  The real danger in regard to Democrats accusing Republicans like Rep. Dan Crenshaw and Donald Trump, and outlets like the New York Post, of incitement to violence is that the charge is one of very few that can be used to erase First Amendment free speech protections.  It's no accident that this is the word being used.  But it is an absurd accusation.  No Democrat will actually say that Crenshaw, Trump, or the New York Post editors desire harm to come to Omar, because obviously they don't.  And that takes incitement off the table.

Ilhan Omar:  United States was 'founded by genocide'.  Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., wrote in 2017 that America was founded by genocide and our foreign policy smacks of "neocolonialism." [...] Omar remains on the House Foreign Affairs Committee despite calls from Republicans to remove her from her position.

Rashida Tlaib On Omar's Disgusting 9/11 Remarks:  She's Just Speaking Truth.  Islamic terrorist thugs attacked our nation, they murdered nearly 3,000 of our citizens, and there's no other side to that, unless you want to defend terrorism.  In [Rep. Ilhan] Omar's case, she described the horrific [9/11/2001] attack by saying, "some people did something" at a CAIR event last month.  Yeah, The New York Post torched Omar for this trash today [4/11/2019].  For Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), this is just another act of people trying to police speech from women of color.  It's a swipe at diversity; she hit on all of the identity politics talking points.  It's still total garbage.  You can be diverse and still peddle views that are straight trash.

Raw, stinky, progressive [lying] needs a reckoning.  Reasonable citizens of our republic are frustrated.  They tire of progressive politics invading every simple moment, ruining things that used to be fun, injecting anger and politically correct nonsense where it should not go.  Sports, movies, school, award ceremonies, funerals — everywhere one looks, P.C. nonsense attempts to spoil it. [...] A snowballing litany of events is pushing citizens too far:  Operation Fast and Furious; "Hands Up, Don't Shoot"; the Smollett race hoax, Lois Lerner's IRS attacks against Tea Party groups; the Benghazi debacle; Hillary Clinton's 30,000 insecure emails "disappearing"; Hillary Clinton's exoneration following a kindergarten-style FBI investigation; and, certainly most foul, a Deep State bureaucracy attempting to oust a duly elected president.  The list goes on.  We who read and watch new media know many more grievous lies and travesties of justice, the list above being just a fraction of them.  Thus, some of us grow numb, depressed, and cynical.

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams Claims She Won Her Election.  She Lost By Nearly 55,000 Votes.  Failed Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams falsely claimed on Wednesday that she won the race for governor last year against Republican Brian Kemp.  "We had this little election back in 2018," Abrams said while speaking at the National Action Network.  "And despite the final tally and the inauguration and the situation we find ourselves in, I do have very affirmative statement to make:  We won."  Kemp beat Abrams by 54,723 votes.

Fault line:  Trump is blamed for everything.  Donald J. Trump — is there anything he can't do?  I ask this after the most recent example of his omniscient omnipresence in every single headline issue of the day — in this case the Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax in Chicago.  When the shocking crime was first reported, it was naturally blamed on Trump — two homophobic MAGA-hat wearing rednecks, assaulting a gay black D-list actor and looping a noose around his neck.  But now that it's been exposed as the most cynical of frauds, guess what — it's still Trump's fault.