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.........................A timely collection of conservative articles about corrosive liberal influences on politics and culture in America. Once a no-Trumper, the Tunnel Dweller is keenly aware that this most effective President is all that stands between us and our being ruled by those who have contempt for our nation and her history. This is NOT my father's Democrat Party and we must fear it as we once feared the Soviet Union. ......................



Friday, April 30, 2021

Sen. Tim Scott lifts a rock off the Democrats, revealing the evil that dwells in that party



The Ugly Reaction to Tim Scott’s Speech Is Telling 

. . . And Scott never alleged that racism was nonexistent in America. To do so would be absurd. Scott wrote a police-reform bill, in fact, and Democrats such as
Harris, Chuck Schumer, and Dick Durbin shut down debate using the filibuster, which they now call a “relic of Jim Crow.”    More here...

 "View Hag Joy Behar Says She Doesn’t Think A Black Man Understands What Racism Really Is Like In America…"  'The View' Joins the Chorus in Racist Attacks Against Tim Scott  "The ladies of "The View" aren't exactly bastions of unique or intelligent arguments. So when they joined in on the bandwagon going after Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) for being chosen to give the rebuttal to President Joe Biden's joint address before Congress, it wasn't exactly surprising. It never gets less disgusting, though." . . .

Tim Scott Defends Georgia Voting Reforms in the Face of Biden's False Narrative . . . "Scott also correctly pointed out that Democratic outrage about the new law is selective; under Georgia’s reforms, voting is more accessible than in blue states, including New York." . . . 

FL. Rep. Byron Donalds Agrees: The Left is the Enemy of Black People . . . "Republican Florida Rep. Byron Donalds spoke to the Daily Caller about the Left’s outrage and racist rants against South Carolina Senator Tim Scott’s Republican response to Biden’s State of the Union address.  . . . It still has not gone well, which is why people are apoplectic over Sen. Tim Scott’s response. Scott called out the failure and hypocrisy of the white Leftist packaged within supposed “helps”.

Uncle Tim?  "Historically, giving the out-party’s response to a president’s speech to a joint session of Congress has been a thankless task. That is, in part, because the out-party’s response, typically delivered to a camera in a more or less empty room, looks lame compared to the excitement in the House chamber.

"Last night may have been different, however. Joe Biden’s snoozefest generated no excitement in the near-empty House, and Senator Tim Scott, delivering the GOP’s response, hit back on the central point the Democrats want to press: Scott denied Biden’s claim that America is a “systemically racist” society." . . .

Tim Scott Faces Heinous Racist Attacks For Telling the Truth  . . . Talbert Swan, a Canadian bishop and the president of Greater Springfield NAACP in Massachusetts, delivered perhaps the most nasty attack.“Uncle Tim Scott has perfected the art of sycophantic bootlicking,” Swan tweeted. “He’s a master step n fetch it artist and cunning white supremacy apologist, who demonstrated his buck dancing skills in front of the entire world.” . . .

"Adam Ford, founder of The Babylon Bee, arguably gave the best response to this attack: “As this ‘pastor’ so colorfully illustrates, ‘antiracism’ is nothing more than actual racists discovering a way to shout their racism in civil society without being silenced … because it allows them to accuse anyone who disagrees with them of racism!' ”

Dems Committed To Utterly Destroying Black Man’s Optimism About Race Relations "In the wake of a black man from the South expressing optimism about race in America, outraged liberals across the nation are doing everything in their power to crush that kind of positive thinking before it really gets out of hand.

" 'Look, black people are great and all, but they aren't allowed to disagree with us," explained Senator Chuck Schumer. "It's pretty simple. Any black person who has the nerve to disagree with us is just a dumb puppet for white people. Or, as our great President once said, they aren't even black! Now, we need liberals everywhere to remind Senator Scott that America is terrible and there is simply no way for black people to succeed without the graces of kindly Democrats. Leftist mob - assembllllllllle!"

"White progressives answered the bell, crashing the airwaves with messages touting their unmatched racism. "How could a silly Senator say something like that?" laughed Jimmy Kimmel as he finished cleaning off his blackface. "I know so much more about racism than a black man from the South, especially one whose grandparents picked cotton. Don't worry, I'll perform a hilarious monologue for white liberals about how dumb it is for a black man to think our country is good - that will really put him back in his place!"

Arsonist Gets Four Years And $12 Million Fine For Helping To Torch Minneapolis Police Station

 

iOTW Report  "
Coo-Coo, Mr. Robinson
A Minnesota man has been fined $12 million for helping set fire to a police station during a protest last summer following the death of George Floyd.
 December to one count of conspiracy to commit arson. He was accused of lighting a Molotov cocktail that another person threw at the Third Precinct headquarters in Minneapolis.

"He now faces four years in prison and a whopping fine for the damages to the police station — a penalty Robinson’s lawyer argues he will never be able to pay. More

"Maybe Kamala should encourage WH staff to contribute to this guy’s defense fund. – Dr. Tar"  . . .

Media: the only good Republican is one who becomes a Democrat

Image by Marcus Aurelius.

 Sneaky little media tricks: Presenting Joe Biden's tax-and-spend speech as a hit with the public . . . "The problem is that the CBS/YouGov poll sampled an audience that was hugely skewed Democrat.  Fifty-four percent of the audience was Democrat, while only 34% of American voters identify as Democrats, as CBS noted lower, way lower, down in the story.

"A president's political base is always going to have a positive response to its leader.  If it doesn't, then that becomes actual news.  Biden's leftist base loves him is the story here, although they didn't put it that way.  What exactly was news about this?

"Oversampling of Democrats is a growing problem with publicly released polls (not internals, of course, where party operatives privately need to know the actual truth of things).  That has led to continuous reports about Democrats and their bad proposals being far more popular than they are.  These slanted polls amount to propaganda for the Democrats rather than news." . . .

Ian Macfarlane


Media Enamored with Biden’s Speech, Disgusted by Tim Scott’s  "The media's adulation of President Biden was in full display after his first joint address to Congress Wednesday night. MSNBC's Brian Williams drew attention multiple times to the president's "extraordinary use of voice modulation." CNN's David Axelrod equated the speech to President Roosevelt's fireside chats." . . . And MSNBC's Nicole Wallace along with the always upbeat Joy Reid both condemned the address.

Meghan McCain calls out ‘rigged’ media, throws ‘The View’ under the bus for burying Hunter Biden scandal  . . . "
Almost sounding like she’s joined up with Team MAGA despite her animosity toward the ex-president, McCain went on to imply that The View was among the many corporate media outlets that buried the various sketchy activities of Hunter Biden, with slack that they never would have given to the Trump siblings.
“ 'What I have found interesting working in what I consider liberal media is not the stories we talk about, but the stories that we don’t talk about. There’s been a lot of stories — like, for example, we’ve never talked about Hunter Biden as a hot topic on this show, whereas Ivanka Trump or Donald Trump Jr. coughed in the wrong direction, it probably would have taken up the first two blocks.
"She then touted The Federalist website co-founded by her husband Ben Domenech (who is getting a tryout as host of Fox News Primetime) because it provides some degree of ideological diversity." . . .
“You think Jim Acosta isn’t an activist. I don’t have any trust in people on CNN anymore. So I take such umbrage at this entire concept that liberal media which runs all of media, all of tech, all of entertainment, all of music, all of culture, all of politics, all three branches of government — I’m supposed to feel bad because there’s two things from Fox News that have been inaccurate.
Viewership for Biden’s SOTU Way Down From All Four of Trump’s Addresses  "President Joe Biden gave his first address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night. But, as expected, he filled it with hollow “unity” rhetoric, promises of an even bigger federal government, higher taxes, stifling regulations, and pretty much everything you’d expect from a President whose strings are being pulled by the radical left." . . .

Kamala Harris and Tim Scott Agree U.S. Not a ‘Racist Country.’ Only One Is Treated Like a Complete Idiot 
 . . . "The concept both he and the vice president are speaking to draws a basic distinction: acts of racism can run through a country’s history and still demand attention – and condemnation – today, without the country itself being fundamentally racist in character. That’s one opinion, arrived at earnestly, and it shouldn’t be mercilessly mocked. But because Senator Tim Scott said it first, he was treated like a rube, a wretch, and, if the “Uncle Tim” phrase trending overnight on Twitter is any gauge, a race traitor.

Black Supremacy; The hate that dare not speak its name.

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. . . "Patrisse Cullors is a racist whose sociopathic premise is: all cops are guilty and all black criminals are innocent. This is also the premise and rationale of all the riots and protests of the year just passed: White cops are racists, and blacks their innocent targets, even if they happen to be armed criminals resisting arrest. Through these ideological blinders, the Ohio event - a white cop rescuing an unarmed black teen about to be murdered by a knife-wielding black teen – was simply impossible. The fact that the knife-wielding black teen was shouting “I’m going to stab the fuck out of you, bitch” as she thrust a butcher knife towards her intended victims chest was just inconceivable. If white cops protected black victims from black criminals, the goal of abolishing the police could not be justified." . . .

Iran and John Kerry: the evil and the weasel


 Zarif Had No Knowledge of Israeli Strikes Until Kerry Told Him, Translation Reveals . . . "These details are likely to further fuel calls from leading Republicans for Kerry's firing or resignation. The New York Times reported that Zarif said on the tape that Kerry told him Israel launched 200 airstrikes against Iranian interests in Syria. The Times did not provide further details on that issue. But an independent translation of the audiotape commissioned by the Washington Free Beacon shows that Zarif went on to clarify that he had no prior knowledge of these Israeli strikes before Kerry told him.

" 'Kerry told me that Israel had launched 200 airstrikes against you [Iran]," said Zarif. "You didn't know?" asked his interviewer. "No, no," he replied.

"These new details contradict top State Department officials, who have repeatedly said the information was already in the public domain and not classified.

If you go back and look at press reporting from the time, this certainly was not secret, and governments that were involved were speaking to this publicly on the record," State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Monday during a press briefing.  . . .

 Iran's foreign minister's leaked revelations are eye-opening  "On Sunday, news broke that a private interview that Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had with an economist had been leaked to a London-based Persian news service, which then shared it with the New York Times.  There are several interesting points to the conversation, with two of the most striking being (a) Javad's acknowledging that Trump's decision to assassinate Qassem Soleimani was a powerful strike against Iran and (b) a reminder of why the Biden administration is making a terrible mistake when it politicizes the American military.

"Regarding General Soleimani, Zarif effectively says Trump could scarcely have come up with a better way to damage Iran:

In the portions that were leaked, Mr. Zarif does praise the general and says they worked productively together in the prelude to the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. He also says that by assassinating him in Iraq, the United States delivered a major blow to Iran, more damaging than if it had wiped out an entire city in an attack. . . .

Liberal celebrities hold Kerry's coat tail and suck their thumbs; ‘Please don’t kill us’: Rose McGowan apologizes to Iran for Soleimani death, backpedals, still gets roasted 

Michael Moore sends a message to a dead Ayatollah begging him not to hurt us   Moore's begging did not go over well in Iran: 

The imam of peace wrote on Twitter, “Also, you address your message to Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran. That guy died on the 3rd of June 1989. Your whole tweet and message is a mess from start to finish. The current Ayatollah is Khamenei and he has a Fatwa against Music—which you play for him at the start. What a fail…”

The Era of Limbaugh; Why Rush Limbaugh matters

 Matthew Continetti

This post was originally published on Feb. 7, 2020. The Washington Free Beacon is reposting on the occasion of Rush Limbaugh's death Feb. 17, 2021.


 "I had to learn how to take being hated as a measure of success," he told a Boy Scouts awards dinner in 2009.

 . . . "More than a decade later, after the Republican defeat in 2008, Limbaugh once again stepped into the breach. The media likened Barack Obama to FDR. Republicans wavered. Should they cooperate with President Obama in building a "New Foundation" for America? Limbaugh gave his answer on January 16, 2009. "I've been listening to Barack Obama for a year and a half," he said. "I know what his politics are. I know what his plans are, as he has stated them. I don't want them to succeed." Limbaugh said he hoped Obama failed. "Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is what's gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. Why do I want more of it?" The monologue, and the speech he delivered to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., a month later, became a sensation. They set the tone for the Tea Party and Republican victories in 2010 and 2014.

"Limbaugh did not mock Trump when the businessman announced his presidential campaign in June 2015. "This is going to resonate with a lot of people, I guarantee you, and the Drive-Bys are going to pooh-pooh it," he said. He spent the primary reminding listeners of the importance of defeating Hillary Clinton. Trump was not an ideological candidate, he said. Trump was a missile aimed at the establishment. If ideology matters, then you should vote for Ted Cruz. "If conservatism is your bag, if conservatism is the dominating factor in how you vote," Limbaugh said in February 2016, "there is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz, because you are exactly right: This is the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan." But, Limbaugh added, the feeling in the country might be so anti-establishment that Trump's unusual coalition could win the presidency. It did.

"To say that Limbaugh supports the president would be an understatement. Last December he introduced the president at a Turning Point USA summit. He mentioned a recent encounter on a golf course. Someone told him it is hard to defend President Trump. "I said, ‘What? Hard to defend the president? It's one of the easiest things in the world to do.' President Trump does not need to be defended." The crowd cheered. A few seconds later Limbaugh said, "How do you defend Donald Trump? You attack the people who are attempting to destroy him. They're trying to destroy you. They're trying to transform this country into something that it was not founded to be.' " . . .

Thursday, April 29, 2021

 

Chauvin: The Case Against the Mob

 Ann Coulter  "One of the main arguments being advanced by Eric Nelson, sole attorney for Derek Chauvin in his trial for the murder of George Floyd, is that the hostile crowd itself prevented the officers from attempting to perform CPR in the last minutes of Floyd’s life.

"Even the prosecution’s “use of force” experts admitted repeatedly on cross-examination that a hostile crowd would justify Chauvin keeping Floyd restrained until an ambulance arrived. An officer’s duty to provide care is overridden by his duty to keep himself, the suspect and the bystanders safe.

"As was evident from the videos (and admitted to by the bystander witnesses), they were shouting obscenities at the police, threatening them with bodily harm and, in a few instances, had to be held back from rushing the officers.

"And of course, because of the presence of the angry crowd, the EMTs themselves did not stick around to provide care, but did a “load and scoot,” heaving Floyd into the back of the ambulance and driving three blocks to get away from the mob on the street. They didn’t even want to work inside an ambulance near this feisty group.

"As it becomes increasingly obvious that the belligerent onlookers themselves may have gotten George Floyd killed by creating a dangerous situation for the officers, media commentators leap in to do backup work for the prosecutors by sneering at the idea that the officers might have felt threatened by a few rowdy teenagers.

"     Oh, the big pansies! So, a few teenagers yelled at the officers. Show me just ONE example of disaffected urban youth going from agitation to brawling!

"Here’s one! . . ."

Ann Coulter: "Thanks, jurors! You're safe now. We aren't". One juror feared more rioting

TakiMag.com "To watch the hours of celebratory fist-pumping from government officials and black activists after the guilty verdicts against police officer Derek Chauvin this week, you’d think Minnesota had just won the NCAA tournament.

"One man is dead and another will be spending up to 40 years in prison. How about Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison show a little dignity, with something like: “We had the trial; we’ve got a verdict; I’m not taking any questions”?

"Nope! We got a one-hour spirit rally for the championship team. The key was teamwork. Our guys practiced every night — staying even after the gym had closed! We couldn’t have done it without the fans.

"There wasn’t this much triumphalism when Ted Bundy was convicted! He murdered 30 women, escaped from jail twice, and killed again before finally being brought to trial. We didn’t have hours of gloating after they got the Green River Killer, and it took 20 years to catch him.

"Maybe we’ve gotten less decorous in the past few decades. But how about celebrating the conviction of a gangbanger who killed an 8-year-old girl in a drive-by? Would the media be as giddy about that?

"Not likely. Wild celebrations are in order only for the railroading of a cop." . . . More...

Alternate Juror in Derek Chauvin Trial: “I did not want to go through rioting and destruction again” "Well before the guilty verdict was announced in the Derek Chauvin trial earlier this week, there were concerns that fears of riots breaking out or jury members being personally targeted if they voted the “wrong way” would play a role in their deliberations, especially after some “news” outlets stupidly revealed previously unknown personal information on some of the jurors in the closing days of the trial.

"Lisa Christensen, who was an alternate juror in the trial (but did not know she was an alternate until just before deliberations began), gave an interview to Minneapolis news station KARE 11 on Thursday where she provided the first insight the public is getting into what went through the minds of jurors before and during the trial. Some of the things she said during the interview raised more questions regarding the possibility that some jurors feared voting to acquit would hurt their city – or them.

This is my personal opinion, of course, but it’s hard to believe that fear of retaliation wasn’t present in the jury room on some level, even if it wasn’t explicitly discussed. If you’ll recall, during the jury selection process, some prospective jurors admitted to fears of being targeted by rioters.

More...

'Worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War!' Can Biden really be this dumb?

Patricia McCarthy

That one line tells us everything we need to know about who Biden and the cabal running him are; they absolutely believe that the American people are not only simple-minded but virtual toddlers who will believe anything they say.

"Whoa!  Joe Biden thinks that the relatively mild, wholly unarmed breach of the Capitol was the "worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War!"  How historically ignorant are his speechwriters?  They seem to have forgotten about the assassination of Lincoln, WWI, Pearl Harbor and WWII, the Kennedy assassination, 9/11!  Did they really think that line would resonate with anyone with a modicum of historical knowledge?

"While the entire speech was banal, this was the most egregious spoken line.  That an American president would utter such an unspeakable lie is the measure of this man.  He is a fool.  Surely, he knows better, but he and his handlers believe that most Americans are so dumb, so uninformed, that they will accept such a lie as true." . . .

. . . "Sadly, the fact that the timorous Republicans voted to confirm nearly every one of Biden's radical, racist Cabinet appointees does not bode well for America's survival.  They've put us at the mercy of an almost vicious anti-American left." . . .

More than 200 Seattle police officers quit over the last year, many citing anti-police climate

 Fox News  . . . "Many of the officers cited an anti-police climate in the city – including in the City Council -- and disagreements with police management in their reasons for moving on, leaving the department with what Police Chief Adrian Diaz called a "staffing crisis" on Tuesday.

"He said 180 police officers quit last year and another 66 officers so far this year. 

"Some of the officers retired early while others took policing jobs in other cities or moved on to other careers, the officers said in exit interviews, according to KING-TV in Seattle.

"Diaz said the number of officers left with the department is at "record" lows. "I have about 1,080 deployable officers," he told KING. "This is the lowest I've seen our department.' " . . .

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) coronavirus protocols that match the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance.

Unless you are at a tony beauty parlor having maintenance and repairs performed. TD

Breitbart   . . . "Biden delivered his speech without a mask to about 200 people. The number is about 1,400 invitees short of a traditional speech of this magnitude due to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) coronavirus protocols that match the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance." . . .