"Kamala Harris is a San Francisco socialite who hooked up with the right people, but never picked up the right skills for the various jobs she managed to secure. Unlike Obama, she isn't the front face of an organized team. Kamalaworld is whoever drifted into her orbit.
"Not only can't she run the country, let alone tackle any major problems, but she can't even manage her own people.
By then her campaign had broken out in spasms of vicious infighting between her sister Maya and campaign manager Juan Rodriguez who were only speaking to each through media leaks. Rodriguez had run Kamala’s Senate campaign and had the requisite skills to win elections in a corrupt one-party state. He was out of his depth competing in a national election and the dysfunctional campaign showed it. . . .
. . . "This is a dumb story, but it's also a symptom of an inept leader. When your people are taking shots at each other through the media, you've lost control of your operation.
"And this keeps happening to Kamala.
"Strong leaders have a team they trust and control. Weak leaders are constantly enmeshed in drama from those around them and never get anything done.
"Kamala is a weak leader. If you can even call her a leader at all."
USA Supreme "Hammer thrower and activist Gwen Berry has received fierce backlash after she appeared to turn her back to the American flag as the national anthem was being played at the U.S. Olympic Trials over the weekend.
"Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) called Monday for US Olympic track and field athlete Gwen Berry to be kicked off the squad after she turned her back on the American flag while the national anthem was played over the weekend at the Olympic trials in Oregon.
" 'I don’t think it’s too much, when athletes are competing to wear the Stars and Stripes — to compete under the Stars and Stripes in the Olympics — for them to simply honor that flag and our anthem on the medal stand,” Cotton, a former Army infantry officer, told “Fox News Primetime”. “If Ms. Berry is so embarrassed by America, then there’s no reason she needs to compete for our country. She should be removed from the Olympic team.”
"Cotton’s remarks echoed those of Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), a former Navy SEAL, who told “Fox & Friends” Monday that Berry should not travel to Tokyo for next month’s Games.
"Berry, who famously protested during the anthem in the 2019 Pan American Games, caught attention for turning her body toward the stands and away from the flag as “The Star-Spangled Banner” was playing at the trials in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday. Toward the end of the song, she put a black T-shirt with the words “Activist Athlete” on her head. Her competitors DeAnna Price, who won first place, and Brooke Andersen, second place winner, put their hands over their hearts and faced the flag.
"However, photos from Berry’s own website reveal that here Anthem/flag protest is nothing but a PR stunt!" . . .
"Here’s a print screen in case she decides to delete this photo:"
Oh, yeah, here are the first and second place winners:
"Price, who earned first place at the Women’s Hammer Throw Final, is an American track and field athlete. At just 28-years-old, Price set an American record of 80.31 m in the hammer.
"Likewise, Andersen has a personal best hammer throw of 76.75 m. At only 25-years-old, Brooke is ranked as the #14 thrower of all time.
"Andersen boasted second place at the Women’s Hammer Throw Final.
PRICE BREAKS OWN AMERICAN WOMAN HAMMER-THROWING RECORD
"DeAnna Price is incredibly notable in the women’s hammer-throwing community, breaking her own American record twice and her own Trials record four times.
"Reportedly, Price’s hammer-throw is the sixth best performance in history – it’s been noted as the longest throw in the world since 2017!
"USATF commentates: “Price opened the festivities with a 77.82m/255-4 to add more than two feet to the Trials record she set in the qualifying round, then she improved to 78.51m/257-7 on her next throw and 79.98m/262-5 in round three, breaking her AR that was set in April. A foul in round four preceded Price’s mammoth toss in the fifth stanza and was the only blemish on her series as she closed out with a 78.16m/256-5.' ” . . .
Even though crime has skyrocketed, the prison population is down. So our neighborhoods must be safer, right? If things don’t feel safer in California, consider this: making it no longer a felony to steal stuff, doesn’t mean people aren’t still stealing stuff. They’re just not being arrested for it. But the felony numbers are down, so the neighborhoods and schools must be safer.
American Thinker . . . "In a further demonstration of out-of-control liberalism, the voting public elected district attorneys who are more inclined to work as advocates for, rather than prosecutors of criminals. Even though he’s only been in office for six months, a recall effort is currently underway for Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón, due to his soft-on-crime policies. He was even sued by his own prosecutors for restricting their ability to seek enhanced sentences. News flash: Gascón shouldn’t be recalled. He should have never been elected.
"Los Angeles may have been unwise, but San Francisco was totally insane. The City by the Bay elected Chesa Boudin as its District Attorney. His parents were members of the Weather Underground and served time in prison for the murder of two police officers and an armored car guard. After his parents were incarcerated, Chesa was adopted and raised by Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who were also unrepentant terrorist members of the Weather Underground. If those names sound familiar, they’re the same Bill and Bernardine who are friends and supporters of the Obamas. Now that he’s in office, Boudin is more interested in social justice than criminal justice. It’s a real shocker, but it turns out a person raised by people determined to bring down our society is not particularly interested in defending it. He, like many of his fellow leftist DAs, simply chooses not to prosecute criminals that don’t fit the social justice narrative. The voters of California are getting what they asked for -- good and hard!
"The end result of these changes was foreseeable to anyone who understands human nature -- which is clearly beyond the understanding of Democrats in general and California leftists in particular.
Drug use has skyrocketed in California. Sleeping, drugged-out junkies litter the floors of BART train stations. Fortunately, junkies do have an easy means to support their drug habits. They can simply steal stuff -- with no risk of jail time." . . .
Like self-declared Marxist Cullors, who currently owns three separate houses worth over $1.5 million each, Berry is in it for the attention and the profit. Yesterday, nobody had heard of her. Today, everybody has. It's that simple.
Ben Shapiro "This week, heretofore nearly anonymous hammer thrower Gwen Berry made international headlines when, during the podium ceremony for winning bronze in an Olympic trial, she turned away from the United States flag as the national anthem played. The anthem wasn't played for her, or for the other competitors in the hammer throw; every day during the trials, a pre-scheduled anthem went out over the sound system.
"Berry turned 90 degrees from the flag, stood with her hand on her hip, and glared directly into the camera. It was a deliberate provocation and a deliberate attempt to raise her own profile. "I feel like it was a setup," she later complained, "and they did it on purpose."
"Actually, Berry just saw an opportunity to maximize her profile, and she seized it with alacrity. In the United States, there's far more money to be made and fame to be achieved by spurning the American flag and the national anthem than by embracing it: Colin Kaepernick makes millions because he failed as a quarterback but succeeded as a self-aggrandizing symbol of supposed racial bravery. Meanwhile, the thousands of athletes with track records superior to either Kaepernick's or Berry's who stand for the national anthem remain anonymous.
"While Berry was protesting the national anthem, the Chinese government was busy arresting the editor of the pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily. That arrest came on the heels of the arrest of one of Apple Daily's columnists for "conspiring to collude with foreign countries or foreign forces to endanger national security." While Berry was protesting the national anthem, the Taliban was busy spreading like a metastasizing cancer over Afghanistan, preparing its new subjects for the tender mercies of brutal Islamist rule. While Berry was protesting the national anthem during an event at which she threw heavy objects for sport, billions of people were living in absolute privation the world over." . . .
It's all OK, Gwen; CNN and MSNBC will exalt you. TD
ZeroHedge. . . "The 27-year-old winner had been competing in transgender pageants since 2016, while she was working as a model. She started competing in cisgender pageants at the beginning of last year. " . . .
“ 'I’m appreciative of the recognition of all God’s people, but I am also cautious that we are making a decision that appears to affect less than half our global constituency,” the Rev. Steve Wood, lead pastor of Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church in Johns Creek, Georgia, said.
“ 'I’m just wondering if we are creating more angst than we are creating benefits, so I have to speak against it.”
"The article also notes the church’s Book of Discipline says that homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teaching.' ”. . .
Ann Coulter "The official position of Fox News is that the Democrats’ John Lewis vote-stealing bill is “narrower” than the Democrats’ “For the People” vote-stealing bill. (This will be an exhibit in my museum titled, “Stupid People Can Never Help Your Cause.”)
"Yes, it’s “narrower” in the sense of being 1 MILLION times worse. The John Lewis bill will do everything the “For the People” bill does — and so much more! They just don’t tell us what, exactly. The language of the bill is full of anodyne, uplifting language about equal voting participation — but the details will be turned over to left-wing zealots at the Department of Justice, suddenly empowered to enforce voting rules so insane that no elected official would dare vote for them.
"Inasmuch as nearly every congressional Democrat is fine with the provisions in the “For the People” bill — which are ludicrous — imagine how much worse the “You Can’t Blame Me” bill is.
"It will be faceless bureaucrats at the Department of Justice who give meaning to the happy words in the John Lewis bill. Federal government employees — i.e., the people actually making the rules — cannot be voted out of office. (Or fired — this is government work.) Indeed, these are people who could never be elected to any office on account of their repellent political views and, often, repellent physical appearance.
"This is how Democrats impose fascistic rules on the citizenry without ever having to cast a dangerous vote: They write laws with vague statements of high principle, then dump the actual rule-making onto a government agency, where refugees from the ACLU issue edicts outlawing private property, due process, free speech and honest elections." . . .
"While most Americans recognize Berry’s right as an American citizen to protest, in today’s socio-political climate there are certainly more effective ways to go about gaining the respect and, ultimately, the change she seeks.
"This isn’t hard. Good sportsmanship costs nothing. Don’t want to cover your heart during the National Anthem? Fine, stand silently while it plays. But deliberately showing disrespect by turning your back, covering your head with an activist t-shirt, and diminishing the experience of your fellow teammates (who both happened to have earned a higher medal than you) is not only unacceptable to most Americans, it also goes against the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) own Rule 50." . . .
He's a born globalist, which explains his affinity for Biden and the leftmedia. He hates Trump more than he loves America.
Patricia McCarthy; American Thinker "Mitt Romney prides himself on being a thorn in President Trump's side, but he is just a gnat buzzing about the leftmedia that now revere him. He's become a joke but has yet to realize that.
"Romney wins the prize among the pathetic group of RINOS who think they can vanquish Trump by treating him and his supporters like pond scum. The problem with the left and the RINOS is that they assume, with no hint of irony, that they are smart and the rest of us are not. Actually, it is they who are blinkered to the point of blindness.
. . . "Romney is fawned over by the hapless Chuck Todd and venal Jake Tapper, two of the most radical non-journalists who have doled out carefully constructed fake news on a daily basis for years. No wonder their ratings have crashed. Romney is happy to be one of their stooges.
"Todd and Tapper (and Wallace, Stephanopoulos, Williams, Maddow, O'Donnell, etc.) are long-term de facto activists for the Democrat party and do their bidding without regard for the truth. They now embrace the vacuous Mitt Romney. He's a traitor to his declared party and to the values of the Latter-Day Saints he has long espoused: the primacy of family and country. He's a nasty piece of work." . . .
Clash Daily.com "On Sunday night, in NYC’s Greenwich Village neighborhood, an elderly hot dog vendor was beaten bloody by the Rainbow “Love Is Love” crowd after allegedly hurling anti-gay slurs at the crowd." . . .
The chaos at the Greenwich Village greenspace resulted in the arrests of eight people, including a woman charged with biting an NYPD lieutenant, cops said Monday morning.
But no busts were made in the alleged beatdown of the 65-year-old vendor, who was attacked at Fifth Avenue and Washington Square North just before 11 p.m., according to police.
Disturbing video shows several people surrounding the man, in a bright yellow shirt, with one pummeling him in the face and knocking him down. The attacker can be seen clocking him again as he tries to get away.
The vendor was left with a bloodied face and taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition for cuts on his head, authorities said.
Who knew the United States had an Olympic women’s hammer throwing team? Who cares what the Bronze winner thinks? Taking a page from the Kaepernick-Rapinoe Woke Sports Playbook, the third-place winner of a “sport” no one has heard of is successfully making waves for her lack of loyalty to the country that sent her to the U.S. Olympic trials. In what is probably a publicity stunt, a black hammer-throwing athlete (I’m not using her name) decided to snub the U.S. flag after taking the bronze medal in her sport. Look for her next year peddling Subway sandwiches or Woka-Cola.
100%FedUp "Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks has refused to go on CNN, so CNN reporter Jim Acosta decided to ambush Rep. Brooks to confront him about refusing to appear on the fake news network. What Rep. Brooks does in response to Acosta’s question is exactly how every Republican should respond. It’s a mic drop moment!" . . .
. . . "Acosta was referring to the fiery speech the Alabama Congressman gave on January 6th. Rep. Brooks commented after the speech in response to claims he incited violence on January 6th: “The radical left’s absurd claim that I called for violence is pure bunk. I called for exercise of freedom of protest at the Capitol and for fighting for our cause at the ballot box in the 2022 and 2024.” Watch here.
Updated, 6/30: SHOCK STUDY Shows US Media COLLAPSING!!!"A new international study finds that the US Media is absolutely IMPLODING! In this video, we’re going to take a look at a massive survey that places the US media dead last in terms of trustworthiness, we’re going to look at precisely HOW the mainstream media attempts to deceive audiences, and why more and more people are no longer buying it, guaranteeing that the days of the mainstream media are indeed finally over; you are NOT going to want to miss this!". . .
The Federalist "The MCU officially has their first openly gay main character. Sort of.
"Midway through episode three of the latest MCU Disney Plus series “Loki,” a small conversation between the God of Mischief and an alternate universe version of himself called Sylvie reveals that both have a dating history of impermanent dalliances with both men and women. Lasting under 30 seconds, the bit of dialogue serves little plot function except to show the bonding between the two versions of Loki." . . .
. . . "Specifically, the U.S. strikes targeted operational and weapons storage facilities at two locations in Syria and one location in Iraq, both of which lie close to the border between those countries. Several Iran-backed militia groups, including Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS), used these facilities,” he said." . . .
Perhaps Biden figures he better use the military before it reaches full "woke".
“ 'The United States took necessary, appropriate, and deliberate action designed to limit the risk of escalation – but also to send a clear and unambiguous deterrent message,” he said.
"Biden did not issue a statement in his name or address the airstrikes with reporters after returning to the White House Sunday from his weekend at Camp David.
"Biden also bombed targets in Syria in February, in retaliation after Iran-backed militias launched rocket attacks injured four American contractors one American service member. One contractor who was not an American citizen was killed, as Breitbart News reported."
Perhaps the new Ayatollah should not have challenged Joe to do push-ups with him.
. . . "The Wall Street Journal reported the February retaliation initially involved two targets, but Biden canceled one when he heard a woman was seen in the area.
"Now comes word that after the February retaliation, Biden, who desperately wants to restart nuclear talks with Teheran, sent a confidential back-channel message to Iran that the new president did not really want a fight with Iran and that attack was minimal and directed at Iranian militias, not Iran. An official told the Journal that a similar “Take-that-but-don’t-worry-that’s-all” message would be sent after Sunday’s bombing, too.
"Biden has also already eased some economic sanctions on Iran and Iranians, none of which has produced any negotiation movement.". . .
"WAG THE DOG? " “At President Biden’s Direction” The U.S. Carries Out Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria"
The Pentagon statement also began with, “At President Biden’s direction…” Does anyone REALLY believe that Biden is directing anything in this White House? There is something else going on here. Is this just a distraction i.e. “wag the dog” a la Bill Clinton? Is it just window dressing to make Biden appear in control. If it’s just to make Biden appear in control, well, that ship sailed long ago
Silvio Canto, Jr. "Many years ago, Marty Robbins sang about being in love with a Mexican girl in the West Texas town of El Paso. The next country song will be more like "clueless in El Paso."
"At one point, things got so silly that Representative Veronica Escobar, the one who replaced Beto in the U.S. House, said El Paso was the new Ellis Island. Did someone tell her that people were actually checked at Ellis Island before they came into the country?
"It was a bad day because V.P. Harris, and President Biden, have no idea of the mess that they started.
"First, she went to El Paso, 600 miles from where the damage is. This is like visiting the Canary Islands to talk about the "root causes" in Guatemala. Let me add that a lot of Democrats in South Texas were hoping for Harris to visit them in McAllen or Brownsville. Maybe Harris did not want to shake hands with Javier Villalobos, the new GOP mayor of McAllen.". . .
“If American tax dollars can be used to pay for 3-8 year olds to watch this PBS Drag Queen Story hour, then I demand equal tax dollars go to also read them Bible stories,” tweeted Tricia Flanagan, an unsuccessful 2020 Republican U.S. Senate hopeful from New Jersey.
"Such pushback from the Right is becoming more common lately as today’s kid-friendly shows routinely address sex, gender fluidity, race, and other complex topics that some parents think their youngsters aren’t ready to absorb. They are part of a broader cultural shift, often called the Great Awokening, that includes the advancement of social justice themes in many televisionshows and other media aimed at older teens and adults.
"And given the wider ferment, many viewers might not have noticed these recent examples of the normalization of wokeness in kiddie TV: . . ."
White people are protected in the same way that black people are by civil rights laws, she said. “We’re not a country where it’s acceptable to bully and shame people because of the color of their skin.”
"Critical Race Theory training, which pressures people not to say certain things, take a certain stance, or forces them into some segregated settings, may infringe on people’s constitutional rights and even violate civil rights laws, said Dr. Carol Swain, a former professor of political science and law at Princeton and Vanderbilt universities.
"The main tenet of Critical Race Theory (CRT) is that the people of the world are divided into oppressors and oppressed, and in the United States, “all white people are considered oppressors who benefit from undeserved advantages,” Swain told The Epoch Times in an interview on EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program.
“ '[Whites] are deemed guilty of having set up a system of systemic racism,” she said of one main assumption being drawn from CRT. “The demonization of one group of people because of the color of their skin is something that is discriminatory.”
Monica Showalter. . . "Why the heck is this creature permitted to compete at all for the U.S., given her seething hate for the country that gave her all those opportunities to develop her talent? Can you say 'height of ingratitude'? Can you imagine what some competitor athlete from, say, Kenya or Malawi might be thinking? Some other flag for this person with all those problems with America might be more appropriate.
"As Dinesh d'Souza noted, this is very bad for the Olympics in general:". . .
We’re going to see more of this. It’s going to make patriotic Americans cheer for foreign competitors and against the anti-American Americans.
Hammer thrower Gwen Berry turns away from flag while anthem plays at trials - 'I feel like it was a set-up' https://t.co/TnIFwzy5Fh
Antifa militants attacked police in Portland, Oregon, after news broke of a deadly police shooting — forcing the department to quickly announce that it was a "white male" to prevent riots, according to police and reports.
At least 50 protesters, most dressed all in black and carrying anti-fascist signs, gathered at a Motel 6 late Thursday where police shot a suicidal man who charged at them with a screwdriver, The Oregonian said. (snip)
"We can confirm that the subject involved is an adult white male," the department stressed.
The officer who fired the fatal shot was black, and was placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard practice, The Oregonian said.
The city breathes a sigh of relief.
"In the bad old days of the Democrat-run Jim Crow South, the rumor that a White girl or woman had been attacked — or even looked at — by a Black male was sometimes enough to set off a mob. Today, in the Democrat-run big cities, mobs once again are set off by rumors — now, of the death of a Black man at the hands of the police. Democrats still run racist regimes, but the regions involved and the races persecuted or protected have flipped."
*"As the Marxist revolution oozes forward, I occasionally wonder what will happen to the useful idiots when the commies seize absolute power in this once great Republic. I believe that most AT readers are familiar with the term, but for those who need a brief refresher, a useful idiot, as defined by Wikipedia, "is a derogatory term for a person perceived as propagandizing for a cause without fully comprehending the cause's goals, and who is cynically used by the cause's leaders." In my opinion, this definition can be applied to a majority of the young, brainwashed radicals who have no idea about the true history of Marxism...or the real history of their native land that they're working so hard to destroy." . . .
Olympics & Laurel Hubbard: Transgender Athlete Problems | National Review. . . "So, we have Laurel Hubbard, born male 43 years ago, and now presenting as part of the New Zealand women’s weightlifting team for Tokyo 2020, to be held this summer. For reference: 1 kilogram is about 2.205 pounds. Competing in the highest women’s weight class, 87 kilograms+ (the top men’s class is 109kg+), Laurel will be the oldest, and most likely the heaviest, competitor in that event by some margin. The average age of the rest of the field is 24. Laurel was a national junior weightlifter as a boy but not Olympic standard as a man, even at peak performance. Laurel is currently ranked seventh in the world among women." . . .
. . . "Will Laurel Hubbard get a medal in Tokyo? Who knows. Those who defend Hubbard’s inclusion, such as Joanna Harper, say it’s okay, because “she probably won’t win.” So what? Competing in the Olympics is a rare achievement attainable by very few men or women in their lifetimes. For most of those who do, just being there is the pinnacle of their careers. Hubbard’s qualification for Tokyo means Kuinini “Nini” Manumua won’t be going. Nini is a 21-year-old who represents Tonga. Each weight class is limited to 14 competitors: the world top eight plus one from each continent, plus one from the home nation or by special invitation. By taking a slot, Hubbard pushes women down the rankings. Nini is the woman who’d have got the Oceania regional slot if Hubbard hadn’t qualified, pushing an Australian, Charisma Amoe-Tarrant, out of the top 8 and into that regional slot. If Nini is still fit in four years’ time, she may get another chance. She may not." . . .
AwakenWithJP "Easy solution. All of the women can identify as gold medal winners. As a matter of fact, why even have the games. Everyone can identify as gold medalists and everyone can stay home."AwakenWithJP