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bumble/socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden Fires at the Wrong Target

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“If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.” That isn’t how President bumble/socialist/ scumbag/liar-Joe Biden began his remarks on crime and guns yesterday, but it was the most eye-popping statement he made in an anti-Second Amendment speech littered with falsehoods and blunders.

Remember, this comes from the president of the party that wants you to think the federal government was nearly overthrown on January 6 by a few unarmed miscreants led by a shirtless guy in a furry horned costume.

And bumble/socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden only got to that utterly preposterous statement — imagine, by the way, if Donald Trump had “threatened” the American people with F-15s and nuclear weapons — after completely botching his history. We’ll quote him first:

The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own. You couldn’t buy a cannon.

Those who say the blood of lib- — “the blood of patriots,” you know, and all the stuff about how we’re going to have to move against the government. Well, the tree of liberty is not watered with the blood of patriots. What’s happened is that there have never been — if you wanted or if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.

The point is that there has always been the ability to limit — rationally limit the type of weapon that can be owned and who can own it.

Fact-check: False. Misleading. Missing context.

Second Amendment expert David Harsanyi responded to a similar lie from bumble/socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden back in April. Of American gun laws prior to 1986, he explained, “I wrote a book on the history of American guns, and never once did I run across any law that restricted Americans from owning any weapons they desired (unless we’re talking about blacks or Indians; because most gun restrictions in U.S. history have been employed to unarm the people who need weapons most).”

Also, the “blood of patriots” quote bumble/socialist/ scumbag/liar-Biden so badly mangled was from Thomas Jefferson: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.” bumble/socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden might not remember, but Jefferson was the author of, you know, the thing — the Declaration of Independence. And he wrote it after the first shots were fired by colonists armed only with guns against a tyrannical empire. Tyrants who, by the way, first tried to disarm Americans.

(If you want to know how that worked out for King George III, read his fake op-ed in The Babylon Bee.)

bumble/socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden trotted out the same old leftist proposals as Democrats always do, with the ironic exception being to use COVID money to “hire police officers.” This during the Democrat war on cops? Sure thing.

Otherwise, it was threatening rogue gun dealers, demanding more background checks, and pitching bans on “high-capacity” magazines and “assault weapons.” The latter two things are phony terms, of course — the correct terminology is standard-capacity magazines and semiautomatic rifles. Nevertheless, the same guy whose self-defense advice is to fire a double-barrel shotgun through the door hyperbolically says “no one needs to have a weapon that can fire over 30, 40, 50, even up to 100 rounds unless you think the deer are wearing Kevlar vests or something.”

Quick, somebody give this man a late-night talk show.

Laws against these sorts of things are useless for fighting crime, as well as infringing the Second Amendment. As frequent gun writer Charles C.W. Cooke notes, “Between 1992 and 2015, crime in the United States dropped dramatically even as the American public bought hundreds of millions of new firearms and almost every state energetically liberalized its gun laws.” Clearly, there’s a correlation between guns and crime, but it’s the opposite of the one Democrats draw.

Indeed, the overarching point is that while crime is most certainly spiking, it’s not because of guns. As Mark Alexander wrote yesterday, “Violence is a Demo-induced culture problem, not a ‘gun problem.’ Criminals commit crimes, and until Democrats reverse course on the social policies that have devastated American families and communities for decades, the consequential violence will continue.”

It is this rampant growth in violent crime that should have Democrats hitting the panic button. Instead, many of them, including President-in-Waiting scumbag/liar-Kamala Harris, were busy last year giving attaboys and bail money to BLM and antifa rioters. And when they’re not directly fomenting violence, they’re aiding and abetting the destruction of families, which sows the seeds for violence.

So, bumble/socialist/scumbag/liar-Joe, spare us the bromides about “gun violence” and quit taking aim at the wrong target — law-abiding gun owners.  ~The Patriot Post

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Law and Order Takes Center Stage in NYC Mayor’s Race
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Remember last summer and fall, when leftists began to lose their minds every time they heard then-President Donald Trump use the term “law and order”?

The rhetoric of the day was embodied in an op-ed that appeared in The Hill — an op-ed that conjured up images of bogeymen past: “With President Trump’s increasing reliance on the racial grievance to be reelected,” wrote  authors Dan Carter and Paul Stekler, “the comparisons to the 1968 campaign of Alabama Gov. George Wallace, the Democrat turned third-party presidential candidate who fanned flames of racial division, seem obvious.”

There’s indeed an obviousness here, but it’s not the one the authors are promoting. Instead, it’s the Left’s incessant invocation of Southern segregationists and cries of Racism! whenever those on the Right deign to point out their opponents’ anti-cop, pro-crime bona fides.

Increasingly, though, as violent crime surges in big cities across the country, Democrats are finding their knee-jerk, Trump-deranged demonization of that simple three-word string, law and order, to be untenable. New York City’s mayoral race is proof positive.

There, in the fast-rotting, crime-ridden Big Apple of anti-cop leftist Mayor scumbag-Bill de Blasio, a black man is handily beating the field in the city’s Democrat primary. But Eric Adams isn’t just any black man. He’s a former NYPD captain and the current Brooklyn borough president. And he’s staunchly pro-Second Amendment.

When asked during the NYC FAQ podcast whether he’d carry a gun if elected, Adams didn’t hesitate: “Yes I will, number one. And number two, I won’t have a security detail. If the city is safe, the mayor shouldn’t have a security detail with him. He should be walking the street by himself.” Wow.

As National Review’s Zachary Evans writes:

As of early Wednesday morning, New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams leads the Democratic primary contest by a comfortable ten-point margin, but remains short of outright victory thanks to the delays in ballot-counting caused by the city’s adoption of ranked-choice voting. … The winner of the Democratic primary is generally expected to win New York’s mayoral race given the strong Democratic majority. New York City is home to 3.7 million registered Democrats, 1.08 million Independents, and about 566,000 Republicans as of February 2021.

New York City is for the first time using a ranked-choice voting system, so the final tally might not be known for another 10 days, but this much is already clear: When a strong Second Amendment advocate leads a Democrat field by 10 points in a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans by six to one, something’s going on. And that “something” is a repudiation of the Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies.

Our Thomas Gallatin picked up on the Adams phenomenon last month. As he wrote then: “No matter Adams’s other policy positions, which are decidedly on the left, it’s a rare breath of fresh air to hear a Democrat actually embrace and defend the Second Amendment. Sadly, it appears that it takes a massive spike in crime to convince New Yorkers that maybe — just maybe — the right to bear arms to defend one’s life and property is fundamental to countering lawlessness.”

To be clear, Adams is no Rudy Giuliani in terms of his governing philosophy. He’s not even Mike Bloomberg. He is, after all, a Democrat. But Adams is right-of-center on the single issue that seems to matter most to New Yorkers: law and order.  ~The Patriot Post

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Loudoun County: Ground Zero of Indoctrination Battle
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A school board meeting in Virginia was abruptly ended just minutes into a public comment portion on Tuesday after board members faced heat over left-wing school policies like Critical Race Theory indoctrination and the “transgender” thought police. Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) Board Chairwoman Brenda Sheridan had warned the crowd of parents against interruptions and soon called for adjournment following cheering and applause for one speaker. That speaker just happened to be former Virginia state Senator Dick Black, who  excoriated the board over the blatant push of leftist indoctrination in schools.

Angered parents cried out in protest of being shut down, demanding that the meeting continue and chanting, “Shame on you!” Many parents refused to leave the assembly, so Superintendent Scott Ziegler called on law enforcement to clear the room, which eventually led to the arrest of two parents.

We have repeatedly noted that as more parents have been alerted to the truth about CRT — and that its inherent Marxist, anti-American ideology is being promulgated in schools across the nation — they have increasingly objected and fought against it. But Loudoun County, Virginia, appears to be where the clash is currently the hottest, and both sides have dug in, as evidenced by the declaration of one parent:

The parent protest won’t stop. I mean, we are an army of moms and parents that will not stop until we’re heard. So they can mute our mics, they can arrest us, they can kick us off of public property. We’re not going to stop. They’re passing laws saying July 1st, after this in the fall, they will fire any teacher that is not culturally in agreement with the school board and their tactics. This is insanity in America. This isn’t freedom of speech. It’s not freedom of religion.

In retrospect, this clash was inevitable and has been coming for some time. Back in 2018, the LCPS board first began pushing the radical CRT agenda when it hired California-based consulting firm The Equity Collaborative at a cost of $422,500 in taxpayer dollars to train teachers in promoting this radical ideology in the classroom. Naturally, it was all under the guise of combatting “inequity,” “racism,” and “social injustice.”

The Daily Wire reports:

Following [George] Floyd’s death, the district re-committed itself to promoting social justice in the classroom and sought out the assistance of Learning for Justice — the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center’s teaching arm — to craft the district’s new curriculum. The proposed lesson plans  recommended restructuring history and social studies classes to emphasize slavery as fundamental to American society for students from kindergarten to fifth grade.

In order to head off objections to this new “woke” curriculum from teachers, the school board created speech codes for faculty and attempted to have them included within their “professional conduct” policy proposal. That attempt largely failed following objections from the teachers union concerned with its impact on educators’ free speech rights.

However, that didn’t stop the board from encouraging teachers to use the curriculum freely in their individual classrooms. Furthermore, the district hired an equity director, Lottie Spurlock, who pushed woke concepts like “white privilege” and distributed an “oppression” graphic listing among the “privileged” group “men, white people, and Christians” and for the “oppressed” group “women, people of color, and non-Christians.”

The LCPS board also targeted teachers who criticized their equity training via an advisory board that demanded such teachers be dismissed. Recall that earlier this month in Loudoun County, Leesburg Elementary School gym teacher Byron Cross was placed on administrative leave after he dared to challenge the board’s proposed “transgender” language policy.

The Leftmedia simply regurgitate the talking points from the Left, insisting the claim that CRT is being taught in schools is overblown and misleading, while asserting that parents and those objecting to CRT really don’t know what they’re talking about. Leftists contend that conservatives are peddling fake conspiracies that have unfairly turned CRT into a bogeyman. Nothing could be further from the truth.

There’s a simple reason for this deflection — more and more Americans are waking up to both CRT and “transgender” ideology, and realizing why they’re so dangerous. Recent polling shows that a majority of Republicans have an unfavorable view of CRT, with 54% saying it has a decidedly negative impact on society. Only 13% of Democrats and 35% of independents share the same opinion. But expect the number of Americans objecting to only grow as more are enlightened to the insidious nature of divisive and destructive left-wing ideology.  ~The Patriot Post

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China Won’t Be Held Accountable for COVID-19
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For those who believe talk is cheap, last Sunday’s  interview of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan by Fox News correspondent Chris Wallace regarding what the bumble/socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden administration will do to hold China accountable for COVID-19 will heartily reinforce that notion. “What Joe Biden did in Europe this week was rally the democratic world to speak with a common voice on this issue for the first time since COVID broke out,” Sullivan declared. “President Trump wasn’t able to do it. President bumble/socialist/ scumbag/liar-Biden was. He got the G-7 to endorse a statement saying in unison that China must allow an investigation to proceed within its territory.” And if they don’t? “Either they will allow, in a responsible way, investigators to do the real work of figuring out where this came from,” he warned, “or they will face isolation in the international community.”

First, note that that would be another investigation, one engendered 15 months after a virus that originated in China turned the entire world upside down. The initial investigation was a complete fraud, conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), which gave China complete veto power over which American scientists could join it. Beijing vetoed all three scientists nominated by the U.S., but allowed Peter Daszak to join the effort instead.

That would be the same Peter Daszak who helped  organize a letter published in The Lancet medical journal — a letter in which Daszak and 27 other “scientists” all denounced the lab leak claim as a “conspiracy theory” that did nothing “but create fear, rumors, and prejudice that jeopardize our global collaboration in the fight against this virus.”

Lapdog American journalists dutifully echoed that assessment, ridiculing anyone who even suggested the virus originated in a lab, while their Big Tech collaborators censored and suppressed all references to same. Now that (some of) these rank propagandists have recanted, Americans can expect them to be held as “accountable” as China — as in not at all.

Why the pessimism? Because while Sullivan talks the isolation talk, no one walks the isolation walk, including Congress. Speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference last Friday, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) accused House Speaker scumbag/liar-Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of undermining the effort to discover the origins of COVID. “Pelosi won’t do it,” he stated, before insisting the GOP was the antidote to such machinations. “When we’re in the majority we will do it, and we will hold China accountable,” he added. “[Democrats] are covering for China right now. It’s a Soviet-style cover-up. We’re going to keep calling them out on it.”

Apparently, Scalise doesn’t get out much. On May 27, the Senate voted to adopt a measure that cuts U.S. tariffs on hundreds of products imported from China. And Scalise’s assertion that the sellout of American interests is confined to one side of the aisle is completely bogus: The vote was a lopsided 91-4 in favor of accommodating a nation that killed more Americans than WWII.

In short, “business as usual” trumps all other considerations. Even when that business includes the rampant stealing of intellectual property, the continuing facilitation of Chinese espionage in America’s colleges and universities, and the accommodation of Big Tech, Hollywood, and the panoply of other equally contemptible globalist interests that “transcend” patriotism, national security, and simple common decency.

As for the so-called investigation, a bill introduced by Senators scumbag-Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Susan Collins (R-ME) would establish a commission that looks into the origins of the virus.

How serious is that effort? Included among the list of items the commission would investigate is the “uneven effect” the pandemic has had on minorities.

Moreover, the nations that compose the G7, which bumble/socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden allegedly got to “speak with a common voice,” are equally feckless. Despite all their rhetoric about getting tough with China, EU leaders blocked efforts to hold China accountable for using slave labor in Xinjiang, with the final version of G7 communiqué expressing “concern” about slave labor and calling on communist thugs “to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, especially in relation to Xinjiang and those rights, freedoms and high degree of autonomy for Hong Kong enshrined in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law.”

That would be the same Hong Kong where the government has eliminated protests, arrested democracy activists, overhauled the election system, and is currently in the process of shutting down the pro-democracy paper Apple Daily.

If the Chinese communists are intimidated by Western “resolve,” they have a funny way of demonstrating it.

CNN anchor Dana Bash apparently noticed. She also spoke with Sullivan last Sunday, and was far more skeptical than Wallace. “China is stonewalling an investigation and you said we just can’t take this lying down,” Bash stated. “What does that mean in practical terms? If China won’t allow access, will the U.S. consider action against China to increase the pressure?”

Sullivan punted. “We are not, at this point, going to issue threats or ultimatums,” he responded. “What we’re going to do is continue to rally support in the international community and if it turns out that China refuses to live up to its international obligations, we will have to consider our responses at that point and we will do so in concert with allies and partners.”

And so in the space of half a day, “isolating” China becomes “rallying support” and consideration of responses “in concert with our allies.”

How “threatened” does China feel? Last week, the Chinese Academy of Sciences nominated the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) for its Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize. Shi Zhengli, a.k.a. “Bat Woman,” and Yuan Zhiming, director of the WIV’s Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, were singled out for their “achievements.” Moreover, a spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry asserted the WIV should be awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine. Adding insult to injury, Shi Zhengli stated in an interview with the New York Times that “bat viruses in China could be studied in BSL-2 labs because there was no evidence that they directly infected humans.”

The Times further noted that several scientists want the investigation of the virus’s origins to transcend politics, borders, and individual scientific achievements. “This has nothing to do with fault or guilt,” insisted David Relman, a microbiologist at Stanford University.

Nothing to do with fault or guilt? The bet here is that the families and friends of more than 600,000 dead Americans — along with the millions of Americans devastated by job losses, business failures, school closings, delayed health treatments, vaccine mandates, and the increasingly totalitarian machinations of government officials — might disagree.

Infuriatingly, none of their concerns are likely to matter for the simplest of reasons: While the lives and livelihoods of workers worldwide were decimated to the tune of $3.7 trillion dollars in losses during the pandemic, the billionaire class became $5.1 trillion richer. And since much of that wealth was accumulated by doing business with China, the idea that China will “face isolation in the international community” is utterly laughable.

In short, every “investigation” into the origins of the Chinese virus will likely resemble police investigations of gambling at Rick’s Cafe in “Casablanca.”  ~The Patriot Post

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WaPo Smears Rufo, Boosts scumbag/worthless-Abrams
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The hard progressive Left is fortunate to have President bumble/socialist/scumbag/liar-Joe Biden as its front man. He shows up on time and he (mostly) sticks to the script, as long as a copy of it is readily available. But the Left would never have gained such a grip on American politics and culture without a complicit media. Democrats will argue that there is no leftist bias in the press, but it’s impossible to plausibly deny it for anyone who ganders at the Beltway’s leading national newspaper these days.

A longtime left-leaning party organ, The Washington Post freely pitches in to help the Democrats whenever it can. And it’s gotten far worse since billionaire socialist Jeff Bezos bought the paper in 2013, and since its journalists came down with a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, introducing the pretentious “Democracy Dies in Darkness” motto just after Donald Trump took office in 2017.

Recently, the Post did its best to rewrite some politically inconvenient history about scumbag/worthless-Stacey Abrams, Georgia’s number one candidate in search of elected office.

Abrams may very well be best known nationwide for her stance against voter ID. After losing her bid for governor to Republican Brian Kemp in 2018, she accused him of stealing the election while also openly admitting she had no evidence to prove it. scumbag/worthless-Abrams became a national celebrity carried along by the wings of a loving Washington media.

Abrams was hardly ambivalent in her view on voter ID laws in Georgia or anywhere else, labeling them as Jim Crow. She even put up a website, “Stop Jim Crow 2.”

Now, with the Left’s so-called “For the People” voter law nationalization effort up against the ropes, scumbag/worthless-Abrams has completely caved on the issue, going so far as to claim that she has always supported voter ID and that Republicans have lied about her stance for political reasons.

The Washington Post did its part to help Abrams out, whipping up a puff piece about how she and several Democrats have evolved on voter ID. In reality, their collective strategy up until recently has been to viciously attack such laws and label anyone who supports them as racist. But now that scumbag/worthless-Abrams and her friends are swimming against the tide of public opinion, they are changing their stroke. And the Post is covering their escape.

The Post is just as craven about how it tears down conservatives as it is about puffing up leftists. Christopher Rufo, an anti-Critical Race Theory activist who isn’t shy about appearing in the media, rightly claims that the recent Post profile on him was a “hit” piece to discredit Rufo and the movement against CRT indoctrination in schools and the workplace.

Rufo took to social media to list what he labeled five false assertions made in the article, including incorrect timelines to fit a specific narrative, falsifying quotes, and deliberately playing down just how radical CRT truly is. The social media-savvy Rufo made a lot of noise about the piece — so much so that the Post “clarified” some points in a polish on Monday morning.

Unfortunately, The Washington Post is far from an outlier in bending the truth to fit a certain narrative. There has always been partisanship in the American press, even some lying. But there were also always other sources out there to keep the story straight, or semi-straight, for the history books. Today, virtually all of the largest players in the modern media landscape lean to one particular side politically. They have the power to steer public opinion in their direction of choice — to the left. Not only do they generate fake news, but they suffer little consequence for it. Furthermore, they are using their resources to attack and defeat the Left’s opponents.

One of the reasons for a free press is to keep politicians and the government honest. The Washington Post would rather keep its friends in power.  ~The Patriot Post

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CAL THOMAS
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bumble/socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden’s Dangerous Game With Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran, as it calls itself, is not a republic, but it is Islamic.

Here are two definitions to make the point before moving on to a larger point.

A Republic is defined by dictionary.com as “a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.” Iran’s elections put supreme power in religious leaders, not the people. In previous elections when there were public demonstrations in opposition to the government, “the people” were jailed, or murdered by the regime.

Radical Islam is a system of beliefs founded on interpretations of the Koran made by political leadership that seeks to impose those beliefs on its citizens and the rest of the world, by force if necessary. At least that’s my definition, based on sermons from hardline mullahs in Iran and elsewhere, along with personal observations about how those beliefs are put into practice.

Obviously not all Muslims agree on everything, especially when it comes to politics. Neither do Christians and Jews for that matter, but Christians and Jews are not known for wanting to eliminate nations they don’t like or for forcibly imposing their will on others.

The recent election in Iran, if one can call it that since the results were preordained, places the presidency of the country in the hands of one Ebrahim Raisi, a man who is even more radical than his predecessor, Hassan Rouhani. In the case of Iran, it doesn’t appear to matter who the president is since the real power rests with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, but the election ought to send a message to the bumble/socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden administration that its attempt to re-enter the nuclear deal from which former President Trump withdrew the U.S. is a fool’s errand. In the end, such a deal will not benefit the U.S., Israel, and the world.

Statements from Iranian leaders give the lie to American diplomats who think their soft tones and good will toward Tehran will change the goals or behavior of its leaders.

According to The Times of Israel, Supreme Leader Khamenei has developed a nine-point plan for the destruction of Israel, calling it “a barbaric” Jewish state that “has no cure but to be annihilated.” What is unclear about that statement?

There are many similar statements but why should I repeat myself? How many similar or repeated statements are needed before we believe they mean what they say? Khamenei and other Iranian leaders have also made clear the familiar chant “death to America” is not a bumper sticker slogan. Only the self-deluded would claim they are insincere.

I’ve asked this question before of other administrations. Why would anyone, regarded by Iran’s leaders as secular infidels, think they can negotiate with religious fanatics who want them dead, and their country destroyed? How can anyone negotiate with those who want to rule and dominate the world?

Do westerners sincerely believe they can sway those who proclaim to take direct orders from their god? These religious zealots believe their god wants them to pursue an agenda of death to Jews and to eliminate Israel, Western Europe and the United States. Recall it was the late Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, who suggested Islam will conquer Europe through immigration and without firing a shot.

Financial advisers and brokerage firms are required by law to tell clients “past performance is no guarantee of future results.”

In the case of Iran, past (and current) performance IS a guarantee of future results.  ~The Patriot Post

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