Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Brittney Griner National Anthem Comments Resurface Amid 9 Year Russian Prison Sentence -

 Analyzing America  . . ."Back in 2020, critics say Griner openly bashed America and vowed to protest during the National Anthem. She also refused to be present if the National Anthem was playing.

“ 'I’m not going to be out there for the National Anthem,” Griner said. “I’m going to protest regardless.”

“ 'If the league continues to want to play it, that’s fine. It will be all season long, I’ll not be out there. I feel like more are going to probably do the same thing. I can only speak for myself,” she added.

“ 'I honestly feel we should not play the National Anthem during our season,” Griner said in 2020. “I think we should take that much of a stand.”

''Griner used her platform as an athlete as a backdrop for social and political activism.

''Although she claims her comments about the National Anthem were not meant “disrespect to our country,” many Americans don’t feel that way.

"Fox News political commentator Tomi Lahren responded after learning about Griner’s Russian prison sentence by explaining, “On the bright side, B Griner won’t have to endure our National Anthem for 9 whole years!' ”. . .

How About a Climate Change Policy That Actually Likes America?

The American Spectator | USA News and Politics   "That “Inflation Reduction Act” the Democrats passed a week ago on Capitol Hill is best known, at this point, for its most brazen horror — which is of course the 87,000 IRS agents it will inflict on the American people.

"But that bill is also one of the most horrific assaults on American manufacturing and fossil fuel extraction in history, all in the name of fighting “climate change.”

"This column accepts none of the premises of the global environmental Left when it comes to their unproven/disproven theories about anthropogenic global warming. It made that point clear when Greta “Scoldilocks” Thunberg made her way to our shores. But, here’s the truth about global warming, or “climate change”: it’s a ruse, a pretext, a crooked game.

"There is no reason that game can’t be rigged the opposite way. It’s about time the Republican Party stopped playing Washington Generals on Capitol Hill and started cutting out the legs of the grifters on the Left.

"What are we talking about here? Well, the other side has been bobbing and weaving in an effort to foist this implausible narrative that your GMC Acadia and your 70-inch TV are killing the planet and it’ll be uninhabitable in a dozen years — a narrative they’ve been attempting to convince you of for well more than a dozen years. When Thunberg came onto the scene, she showed something the perspiration pimps of the climate change movement probably regret putting on display — namely, that ceaseless apocalyptic advocacy along the global warming lines is turning too many kids into psychopaths terrified of their own shadows and angrily demanding the deindustrialization of the West.

"That is the sum total of Greta Thunberg’s crusade, and she is the single most visible figure among the global warming creeps of the past five years if not more.

"But if we were to surrender to this grift, this idea that if we don’t returto plows driven by oxen and commuters sweating away on bicycles as we surrender to global socialism of the Klaus Schwab variety, we’ll burn up the planet, would it even matter?". . .

Garland Stature Shrinks as He Doggedly Pursues Trump

The American Spectator | USA News and Politics  "In the cult classic "The Incredible Shrinking Man," the character Scott Carey is caught in a thick fog that causes him to gradually shrink to the point that he lives in a doll house and fights off the house cat. At one point, Carey delivers a strikingly profound line: "The unbelievably small and the unbelievably vast eventually meet – like the closing of a gigantic circle." 

  "If one image sums up the incredibly shrinking stature of Attorney General Merrick Garland, it is that line in the aftermath of the FBI search of former President Donald 

"Two years ago, I was one of many who supported Garland when he was nominated for attorney general. While his personality seemed a better fit for the courts than the Cabinet, he is a person with unimpeachable integrity and ethics.". . .

Doubts about Garland's handling of controversy

"If there are now doubts, it is not about his character but his personality in dealing with political controversies. Those concerns have grown in the past week. ". . .

MSNBC attempts to defend FBI after Trump Mar-a-Lago raid

 MSNBC attempts to defend FBI after Trump Mar-a-Lago raid - American Thinker "They say justice delayed is justice denied. Similarly, the law applied selectively is also justice denied. For any given action that is considered to be a violation of the law, the punishment should be equal, irrespective of who the perpetrator is.

"The only countries where laws are applied selectively are totalitarian dictatorships; there you get away with murder if you are an ally of the regime and if you are the regime’s perceived enemy,  you could be sent to prison for a prolonged period for not returning a book from a

public library before the due date.

"Last week’s raid on President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home made it amply clear that there is a two-tier justice system.

"Back in 2015, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, had emailed classified government materials using her personal email address and conducted official business on an unsecured server housed on a bathroom of her home. Despite being under federal subpoena, Hillary Clinton had “bleached” thousands of emails and destroyed her communication devices and records. These are obvious federal felonies.

"Did the FBI raid her home to confiscate the server? .....Emphatically not!". . .

. . ."The very same Comey revealed that he sent agent Peter Strzok on a preplanned mission to trap National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in hopes of finding Flynn in violation of the Logan Act, a 1799 law that has never been prosecuted successfully. Flynn was fired for lying to the vice president and the FBI. He was subjected to a prolonged legal nightmare

"In the end, Flynn, who is a patriot, was vilified and bankrupted by legal fees. His crime? Challenging the status quo and attempting to drain the swamp.  Flynn’s lawyer Sidney Powell revealed that Flynn had intended to audit the intelligence agencies as Trump’s National Security Advisor. Hence, he was stopped.

"The Mar-a-Lago raid was a coup de grĂ¢ce that cemented the FBI's reputation as a rogue and deeply politicized agency. 

'Totally off the rails': DeSantis rips FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid (nypost.com)

"The FBI’s reputation desperately needed to be salvaged.

"So, whom do they get to mend the FBI’s reputation? Former FBI Counterintelligence Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok. ". . . 

Following the raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, faith in the FBI has been shaken to the point where even Victor Davis Hanson says the bureau is “beyond redemption.”

MSNBC’s Morning Joe decided the best way to deal with this was to bring on former FBI agent Peter Strzok, best known for texts about the “insurance policy” that was supposed to keep Trump from assuming office in 2016.

Who is a better choice to restore America’s faith in the FBI?