What is the Tunnel Wall?

.........................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. ......................

Monday, May 3, 2021

What word would be accurate for the Chauvin jury?

 I'm sick of the word "racist" which reeks of the smell from the breath of Al Sharpton and Maxine Waters. Can anyone come up with a more accurate word to describe these people below? TD

Chris Cuomo: Time to Kill the White Kids   . . . Here’s what he had to say:

“You know what the answer is…you really do. And you don’t like it, I don’t like it…it scares me,” he said. “Shootings, gun laws, access to weapons. Oh, I know when they’ll change. Your kids start getting killed, white people’s kids start getting killed,” Cuomo said. “Smokin’ that doobie that’s actually legal, probably, in your state now, but they [police] don’t know what it was and then the kid runs and, pop, pop, pop pop! Cop was justified. ‘Why’d you run?’ Oh, he had a baseball game tonight. White kid, big family, oh, that house over there.”

"First of all – what did he just say? It doesn’t even make sense. Did he actually suggest killing white kids will end the black man’s death by cop?" . . . 

LeBron James is an ignorant racist. And he loves proving it. . . . "Why do I know James jumped to a conclusion? Because he quickly deleted the tweet once he found out that the white cop who shot the black girl did so to protect another black girl." . . .

. . . "Oops. Tough to call the cop a killer when he was protecting another black woman. Further, James couldn’t accuse Reardon of “hunting blacks”, when it was the black people who CALLED THE COPS!" . . .

BLM Activist Sat on the Chauvin Jury After Claiming He Could Be ‘Impartial’, Tells People to Get on Juries to ‘Spark Change’

"Juror #52, now identified as Brandon Mitchell, is also encouraging people to try to get on juries to “spark some change.”

"During jury selection, Mitchell claimed that he had very little knowledge of the case. However, Mitchell was photographed last August wearing a shirt that read “Get your knee off our necks” and “BLM.”

Tim Scott deserves better*

*Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on Capitol Hill, September 30, 2020. (Bonnie Cash/Pool via Reuters) In the eyes of Scott’s Democratic critics, a black Republican is an outrageous anomaly — and fair game for racist abuse.


The hustlers will continue to make a living by casting racism as the irredeemable sin. The radical Left will continue to invoke racism to defame America and erode the bonds that unite us as Americans. Yet it is a fact that we have solved racism as a systemic problem in our country. Racism is a human attribute. We can and should discourage it, but racism can no more be wholly eradicated than other forms of hatred and stupidity. There will always be individual racists. But as a society, we have made racism an attitude worthy of ostracism, any manifestation of which is condemnable, and many of which are legally actionable. Systemically, we can’t do more than that.

 Barack Obama, Race, and Revolution  . . . "However, true to his Marxist upbringing and indoctrination in Critical Race Theory, he created and exploited racial tension for political objectives and monetary gain for him and his fellow travelers.

"Barack Obama and virtually all of his black and white collaborators on the left view the African American population as both useful pawns in their insatiable quest for self-aggrandizement, financial benefit and political power, as well as helpless minions to be paraded about and bought off whenever convenient to the overriding political, societal or self-serving cause." . . .

Texas rep calls for Dem official to resign after racist slur about Sen. Tim Scott  . . . “I had hoped that Scott might show some common sense, but it seems clear he is little more than an oreo with no real principles,” Lamar County Democratic Party chair Gary O’Connor wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post, Fox News reported." . . .

'Tim Scott Won the 'Racism' Debate — 'Here's What Biden, Dems Can Learn'  . . . "Similarly, Goodwin noted, “Biden’s continuing refrain of ‘systemic racism’ is fundamentally at odds with his promise to unite the country.”

A reckless charge of racism might silence speech in college dorms, but coming from a president, it’s an intolerable insult to millions of people and fuels growing rancor.

Scott, the only black GOP senator, gracefully sliced and diced Biden’s remarks with a tone of disappointment, lamenting “this feeling that our nation is sliding off its shared foundation.”

He pushed back against the unaffordable price of Biden’s overreach and Democrats’ determination to ram the measures through Congress on party-line votes. . . .  

Tim Scott Accuses Biden of Abandoning Bipartisan Promise: ‘This Is Not Common Ground’

Who’s really running Biden’s White House? Step forward President Klain

 The Times of London

Ron Klain is determined to secure Biden’s place in the pantheon of presidents,
with Roosevelt and Johnson

"The name’s Klain — President Klain. Washington insiders delight in assigning the White House chief of staff this mischievous title as the driving force behind the actual president, Joe Biden. The man himself, Ron Klain, would never describe himself this way, but his firm grip on the levers of government has enabled the 78-year-old president to cruise through his first 100 days in office without breaking sweat.
"Everybody who is anybody in Washington knows Klain, although few people outside the Beltway — the ring road surrounding the capital — have heard of him. He is a powerful, confident operator who knows the business of government inside out. Trusted to exercise power and take decisions, he keeps his boss informed while lifting the burden of office from him.
"Klain, 59, has recently emerged from the shadows as the surprising face of the administration on Twitter, where he touts Biden’s achievements with gusto under the handle @WHCOS, for White House chief of staff. His output is very different in style to Donald Trump’s but equally triumphal. Among his latest tweets was a Reuters/Ipsos poll showing 55 per cent of Americans approved of Biden’s job performance, as opposed to 38 per cent who disapproved. He also highlighted a Washington Post article headlined: “No wonder the president has a bounce in his step.” . . .

Time for a reminder


Crime Against Asians Isn’t Due to White Supremacy

Never, never believe CNN or any source with the letters N,B,C in their name. They will leave you less informed than before you read their reports.TD
The Guardian

 Commentary Magazine "Everyone knows that there is currently an ongoing wave of white-supremacist attacks against Asian Americans—but there isn’t. Following a genuine rise in violent crimes targeting Asians in 2020, major media outlets such as CNN have been consistently beating the drum of “pro-Trump” anti-Asian violence for months, while large urban marches have been organized around the theme of blacks and Asians together taking on the “white supremacy” allegedly threatening both communities. A few hours going through relevant data, however, puts the lie to this narrative.

. . . "Still, the idea that violence against Asians  is the work of violent Trump supporters and fellow travelers—MAGA-hatted Proud Boys and the like—has become axiomatic. On March 18, 2021, CNN.com’s Stephen Collinson provided a comprehensive summary in a piece containing distinct subheads labeled “THE WHITE SUPREMACIST THREAT” and “HOW MUCH IS TRUMP TO BLAME?” Collinson summed up the nature of today’s violence against Asians accurately (“lives being taken”) before going on to describe Asian Americans as facing “a torrent of dangerous and racially motivated rhetoric by national figures on a cultural crusade” and as experiencing “the agony of yet another minority group left to question its place in America…amid cresting white nationalism.” . . .

How a $3,700 ad campaign may have saved the United States Senate

 American Thinker  "Republicans and conservatives often rely on political "experts" who are expensive and ineffective.  One example is the prominent Republican consultant who was hired to win the two Georgia U.S. Senate races in January.  It is rumored that he had a $100-million budget at his disposal.  Well, we all know how that turned out." .  . .

. . . "So it is not the size of your budget that is the key, but how you spend it.  Here is how they spent their $3,700.

"First, they created a website, JoeKeepYourPromise.org, which asked the senator to do just that.  They purchased the website URL on April 1st for $19.  Designing the website cost nothing because it was only a couple of JPEGs of a proposed newspaper advertising insert.  The insert was printed on a single sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper, on both sides.  The JPEGs of the insert contained everything the website needed.

"The group did some research on West Virginia newspapers and struck with several of them in different parts of the state.  These small West Virginia weekly newspapers, the kind that people pay to read, distributed the insert.  These were truly small newspapers.  For example, one newspaper had a circulation of only 1,500, and none of them had a circulation of over 4,000.  As a result, only 17,000 copies of the insert had to be printed." . . .

"The insert was simply worded, and it made sense.  It said West Virginia values are not Washington, D.C. Democrat values, and it asked readers to call all of Senator Manchin's regional offices and remind him of this crucial difference.  The insert also cited the website we created." . . .

Opinion: Joe Manchin: I will not vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster

"The filibuster is a critical tool to protecting that input and our democratic form of government. That is why I have said it before and will say it again to remove any shred of doubt: There is no circumstance in which I will vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster. The time has come to end these political games, and to usher a new era of bipartisanship where we find common ground on the major policy debates." facing our nation.

America, what have we done to this nation?

A nation gets the leaders it deserves!


Joe Biden takes a page from the playbook of the world's tinpot dictators  "If you want a sense of why COVID with its mask and lockdown requirements is so very, very, important to the Biden administration, take a look at some of its curiously repressive actions in just this past week:

A well known veterans' POW/MIA group called AMVETS was denied a parking permit from the wokester Pentagon for its 34th annual Memorial Day motorcycle rally called "Rolling to Remember," on COVID concerns — after a delaying any response at all to the group for nearly a year.  The parking denial left the group, which has leased the Pentagon parking space for decades, less than 30 days to secure another one somewhere else.  They'd obtained the complicated permits for other parts of the event from six other local, state, and federal government agencies, so too bad about that. 

The state of South Dakota was denied a fireworks permit in the vicinity of Mount Rushmore for Independence Day, once again on COVID concerns.  That follows a failed promise from the Biden administration to "circle back" on an already-established Memorandum of Agreement about how to do the event COVID-safely, and then not doing it.  After that, they issued the flat-out rejection, because COVID.  South Dakota's governor, Kristi Noem, is suing.

"What do these two denials of permits have in common?" . . . 

Alan Dershowitz Claims Giuliani Raid Was Political Revenge, Likens U.S. to ‘Banana Republic’  . . . “ 'In banana republics, in Castro‘s Cuba, in many parts of the world when a candidate loses for president, they go after the candidate, they go after his lawyers, they go after his friends,” Dershowitz said. “That’s happening in America now. They’re going after Rudy Giuliani.”

"Dershowitz, who served on President Trump’s impeachment defense team, claimed that a subpoena would have been more appropriate than a search warrant for Giuliani’s apartment. The attorney said he agreed to help represent Giuliani in his case.

“ 'A search warrant on a lawyer or a doctor or a priest? You don’t use search warrants,” Dershowitz said. “You don’t use search warrants when people have privileged information on their cell phones and in their computers. You use a subpoena. The difference between a subpoena and a search warrant is like night and day….It’s just not constitutional.' ”

A Left Turn Toward Biased Ignorance

 Issues & Insights

"With the extreme left culturally ascendant, many of our most treasured and valuable national institutions have become houses of progressive Groupthink. Meanwhile, our nation’s founding principles, basic morality, values and even science have come under sustained hostile ideological assault by both the media and academia. Bias and ignorance have been institutionalized. Sadly, according to a new report, voters bear much of the blame for this.

"No question, America is a mess. But how did it get that way? The simple answer, the poll of voters suggests, is ignorance, along with pervasive media and political bias.

"The study is based on a survey of voters taken shortly after the 2020 presidential election by Just Facts, which describes itself as “a non-profit institute dedicated to publishing comprehensive, straightforward, and rigorously documented facts about public policy issues.”

"The group’s most recent study is eye-opening." . . .

A public school district has declared that government speech is untouchable 

. . . "The more "educated" people are in America, the less they know.  That's because our academic institutions aren't really "educating" people about their government, math, science, or history.  Instead, they have dedicated themselves for decades to indoctrinating children with leftist doctrines. However, here's the good news: at least 75 million (and, I believe, many more) people voted for Donald Trump.  We need to harness that energy, beginning with restoring knowledge to our schools.  There are practical ways to achieve that goal, some of which are set out in this article."

Will the United States become a third world country by 2020?  . . .Keep reading...

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Virtue Signaling About Beef Is Not Going To Save The Planet

The Federalist

"On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, founder and executive director of Power the Future Daniel Turner joins Senior Editor Chris Bedford to break down cooking site Epicurious’s decision to ditch beef and prohibit it from the brand’s recipes, articles, and newsletters in the name of saving the planet.

“ 'This attack on food is the most misanthropic position and that is the environmental left, that is the sustainability movement, that’s the environmental movement. They are truly anti-people. They are joyless. They don’t like humanity. They don’t,” Turner said. “When you look at something like this saying ‘we can’t have a healthy planet unless we get rid of beef, that is just purely unscientific and stupid but they’ve fallen for it.” 

 "Turner said he is tired of this unscientific approach and the left’s attempts to ignorantly virtue signal about what they believe will delay climate change." . .

Biden’s Dismal Start; His first 100 days show that he is a captive of the far Left.

Biden’s America measures progress not by growing adherence to its founding principles but by contemptuous departures from them.

 The American Spectator  "Joe Biden’s presidency is engulfed in a border crisis, a mushrooming mess that has revealed his inability to discharge one of the most fundamental duties of his office. One would think this might figure into any evaluation of his first 100 days as president. But it hasn’t. The media is giving Biden absurdly high marks for his performance, largely out of gratitude for his reversals of Trump’s policies.

"Even though the media sold Biden as a moderate, it thoroughly approves of his ambition to be the “most progressive president” ever. In his first 100 days, he has made a number of down payments on that promise. Only his botched handling of border issues has caused him to hesitate in this progressive agenda. Last week, he considered, for a moment, maintaining Trump’s cap on the number of refugees flowing into the country. But he quickly abandoned that consideration after his left-wing puppet masters yanked on his strings. Woke Democrats howled in protest, and Biden reversed his reversal. So much for presidential leadership. It was a pitiful moment, providing a classic illustration of Biden’s status as a captive of the far Left.

"Biden could have struck a blow for common sense, but he chose instead to pander to the America Last lobby of his party. AOC and company routinely put the interests of foreigners ahead of Americans and call that progress. Biden’s deference to that delusion makes it impossible for him to fulfill his presidential duties. If the Republicans recapture the House of Representatives in 2022, that will be due in no small part to Biden’s ideological frivolity on border issues. An insecure border is bad policy and bad politics, and a president in the end is judged on whether or not he executes the essential functions of the federal government." . . .

During Biden's speech, Sen. Cruz checks his eyelids for pinholes



Sen. Cruz Sleeps Through Biden’s Address To Congress  "A video of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) seemingly falling asleep during Joe Biden’s address to Congress has gone viral.

Thousands have now seen the video of Cruz caught on camera Wednesday night, appearing to be resting his eyes and struggling to stay awake.

"As Biden spoke about the migrant crisis, cameras panned to catch Cruz’s reaction as seen in the [Video] . . .

Even better than this article is the section containing reader comments. TD

The Democrats' Increasing Struggle with Wokeness Is Just Another Sign of the Political Realignment

PJ Media

"Fox News is reporting that the Democrats’ struggle with wokeness is expanding. It started directly after the 2020 election with losses in the House that many purple district Democrats attributed to the radical proposals of the Squad, especially around policing and the summer riots. These more moderate Democrats, responsible for the bulk of the blue wave in 2018, may be in for a startling comeuppance again in 2022. The radical proposals are now coming from President Biden, and Americans are taking note.

"Biden’s 100-day approval numbers showed the only majority support his policies have gained are in response to COVID-19. The administration’s scores on race relations, taxes and spending, China policy, and gun policy are all underwater with Americans. The first to put out a figurative distress signal was longtime political consultant James Carville. When Vox asked him to comment on the first 100 days of the Biden administration, he quickly turned to conversation to his concerns regarding the Democrat Party by criticizing “faculty lounge” politics:

You ever get the sense that people in faculty lounges in fancy colleges use a different language than ordinary people? They come up with a word like “Latinx” that no one else uses. Or they use a phrase like “communities of color.” I don’t know anyone who speaks like that. I don’t know anyone who lives in a “community of color.” I know lots of white and Black and brown people and they all live in … neighborhoods.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with these phrases. But this is not how people talk. This is not how voters talk. And doing it anyway is a signal that you’re talking one language and the people you want to vote for you are speaking another language. This stuff is harmless in one sense, but in another sense it’s not." . . .