18 thoughts on “News/Politics 6-12-20

  1. Clueless in Seattle is now a series…..

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  2. The Seattle police chief would like you to know this was all the idea of politicians, not police.

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  3. So who is funding it?

    Soros, of course. Yet our govt. does nothing to stop this foreigner’s meddling.

    https://www.projectveritas.com/news/refusefascism-uses-antifa-like-tactics-organizer-claims-they-received-money/

    “RefuseFascism Organizer: “…you’ll see, there’s people even in the Hillary campaign worked with RefuseFascism because they see the danger.”

    Head of the Atlanta Chapter of RefuseFascism, Tee Stern: “We Actually Did
    Get a Grant from Them (Soros) Around – We Started a Thing Called a National Day
    of Appreciation for Abortion Providers.”

    National Organizer for RefuseFascism, Andy Zee: “…I Believe He
    (Steyer) Has Political Ambitions, and He Might Not Want to Be Directly
    Connected.”

    National Organizer for RefuseFascism, Andy Zee: “…Steyer might not
    want to be connected” “…Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, this at a certain
    point dominates the national news…it’s a very disruptive force.”

    National Organizer for RefuseFascism, Andy Zee: “…we’re meeting with his (Tom Steyer) main adviser on impeachment. We’ve been talking to his assistant, he first said he was going to meet, he made the announcement…”

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    “[Mamaroneck, N.Y. – June 11, 2020] Project Veritas today released undercover footage of a RefuseFascism national organizer detailing who is funding their militant operation and shares their objectives.”

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  4. Dissent will not be tolerated…..

    Especially from someone who does it as well as Prof. Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection…..

    https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2020/06/11/cornell-prof-william-jacobson-push-get-fired-denounced/

    “Cornell Prof. William Jacobson On The Push To Get Him Fired (Or Denounced)”

    “Professor William Jacobson has been a thorn in the left’s collective side for years. His blog Legal Insurrection has done some great original reporting over the years including reports last year on the legal battle between Gibson’s Bakery and Oberlin College. But despite having blogged about hot-button topics since 2008, Professor Jacobson has never had a push to get him fired or denounced like the one he says is taking place now.

    SEE ALSO: Chicago Mayor angry that Alderman recorded her profanity over inability to stop rioting

    Living as a conservative on a liberal campus is like being the mouse waiting for the cat to pounce.

    For over 12 years, the Cornell cat did not pounce. Though there were frequent and aggressive attempts by outsiders to get me fired, including threats and harassment, it always came from off campus…

    Not until now, to the best of my knowledge, has there been an effort from inside the Cornell community to get me fired.

    The impetus for the effort was two posts I wrote at Legal Insurrection regarding the history and tactics of the Black Lives Matter Movement:

    Reminder: “Hands up, don’t shoot” is a fabricated narrative from the Michael Brown case (June 4, 2020)

    The Bloodletting and Wilding Is Part of An Agenda To Tear Down The Country (June 3, 2020)

    Jacobson is of course correct about the history of “Hands up, don’t shoot.” That was a false claim (among many false claims) about the Michael Brown shooting. But the fact that it was false doesn’t seem to matter to the protesters around the country who are still chanting it or to the media which never seems interested in reminding people this has been fact-checked already. It didn’t happen.”

    Despite this, the pushback started with a series of emails from law school alumni to the Dean of the law school. Jacobson writes that the emails appear to be part of a coordinated effort because, “some of the emails were in a template form.” So far the Dean is defending Jacobson’s right to free speech. Meanwhile, a group of colleagues co-signed a letter to the student paper which said in part:

    As individuals and as professors, we oppose racism in all its forms. We are outraged by the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and by the killings of countless other Black people who have lost their lives as a result of racialized violence. We are also outraged by commentators, some of them attached to Ivy League Institutions, who are leading a smear campaign against Black Lives Matter. In describing the protests, they deliberately use terms like “wilding,” a racially loaded term coined in 1989 to describe the imagined actions of five innocent Black teenagers (Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Antron McCray and Yusef Salaam) who were wrongly convicted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms for the assault of a White jogger. These commentators express rage over the sporadic looting that has taken place amidst the largely peaceful protests, calling for organized manhunts to track down those responsible. Theirs is a form of racism that gives cover to those police who use their batons and tear gas and rubber bullets and fists to silence and maim their critics.

    While Jacobson isn’t mentioned by name, it’s pretty clear who they are talking about. He adds that the Black Law Student Association has decided not to push for his ouster but only because they don’t want to bring more attention to his blog. Instead they are seeking to have him denounced as a racist.”

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    How original…… 🙄

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  5. More here from the Professor.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/06/theres-an-effort-to-get-me-fired-at-cornell-for-criticizing-the-black-lives-matter-movement/

    “The effort appears coordinated, as some of the emails were in a template form. All of the emails as of Monday were from graduates within the past 10 years.

    Only one of the emails was shared with me, with names removed, on the condition that I not post it or quote from it. I am permitted to characterize the complaint: My views are not consistent with the law school Dean’s public statement on police violence and my writings were hurtful and divisive, and the person could not understand why I am still on the faculty. [As an aside, my writings are consistent with the Dean’s statement, but that’s another matter.]

    My clinical faculty colleagues, apparently in consultation with the Black Law Students Association, drafted and then published in the Cornell Sun on June 9 a letter denouncing “commentators, some of them attached to Ivy League Institutions, who are leading a smear campaign against Black Lives Matter.” While I am not mentioned by name, based on what I’ve seen BLSA and possibly others were told it was about me. The letter is absurd name-calling, distorting and even misquoting my writings, to the extent it purports to be about me. According to a document I’ve seen, the letter was shared with these students before it was published in the Cornell Sun.

    None of the 21 signatories, some of whom I’d worked closely with for over a decade and who I considered friends, had the common decency to approach me with any concerns. Instead they ran to the Cornell Sun while virtue signaling to students behind the scenes that this was a denunciation of me. Such is the political environment we live in now at CLS.

    BLSA and other groups are working on their own effort against me. Based on documents I’ve seen, there was consideration of demanding my firing, but it appears to have moved away from that not because they don’t want me fired, but “because calling for his firing would only draw more attention to his blog and bolster his platform, and we do not want to give him that satisfaction.” The plan is to call for “the law school to unequivocally denounce his rhetoric, acknowledge the harm caused by subjecting students to his racist pedagogy, and critically examine the views of the people they employ as professors of the law.” They plan to circulate the petition to the law school community and to “inform incoming students” of the situation.

    I have little doubt that many students will sign because there is no choice in this environment. BLSA has announced on its Facebook page that “Silence Is Violence.” Who would refuse to sign when failure to sign would be deemed an act of violence?

    I thank people who have voluntarily shared information with me, and if there are students, faculty or staff reading this, please feel free to forward information to me at legalinsurrection@protonmail.com. This is not just about me. It’s about the intellectual freedom and vibrancy of Cornell and other higher education institutions, and the society at large.

    Open inquiry and debate are core features of a vibrant intellectual community. This has been the way Cornell Law School operated for the 12 years I’ve been here, until now. In this toxic political environment in which intellectual diversity and differences of opinion are not tolerated, trying to shut down debate through false accusations of racism seems to be the preferred tactic.

    I challenge a representative of those student groups and a faculty member of their choosing to a public debate at the law school regarding the Black Lives Matter Movement, so that I can present my argument and confront the false allegations in real time rather than having to respond to baseless community email blasts. I ask the law school to arrange an in-person live-streamed debate during fall term, or if for some reason the law school does not have in-person instruction, to arrange a ‘virtual’ format.

    Throughout my legal and academic career spanning over three decades, there has never been a single instance in which I have been accused of discrimination toward any student, client or colleague. I have always treated my students as individuals, without regard to race, ethnicity or other such factors. I condemn in the strongest terms any insinuation that I am racist, and I greatly resent any attempt to leverage meritless accusations in hopes of causing me reputational harm. While such efforts might succeed in scaring others in a similiar position, I will not be intimidated.”

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  6. Stealing the show, by speaking the truth.

    https://www.redstate.com/kiradavis/2020/06/11/853169/

    “On Wednesday, President Trump hosted a roundtable discussion on race relations in Dallas. He was accompanied by Dr. Ben Carson and his invited guests included accomplished black leaders and media personalities from around the country.

    The list included podcast host and blogger Wayne Dupree, Paster Darrell Scott and Kareem Lanier of Urban Revitalization Coalition, and Raynard Jackson of Raynard Jackson and Associates, LLC.

    It was a room full of powerful and influential men but it was the lone female voice in the room that really stood out.

    Sonnie Johnson hosts Sirius XM’s Sonnie’s Corner and has been a popular conservative voice for nearly a decade. She is known for her laser focus on how “conservatism equally applied” can empower the black community toward prosperity. Johnson has a flare for hip hop culture and how it is so closely connected to pure capitalism. She often uses the prose of rap artists across the genre to make the point that black Americans are innately attuned to capitalism and freedom and thus, that is the language Republicans should be using to make their case for votes.

    In a bold address aimed directly at President Trump, Johnson laid out the current issue with decades of Democrat policy in traditionally black neighborhoods.

    Think about the black community that has been under Democratic rule, progressive rule for 60 years. How many rules, how many regulations, how many different forms of taxation are on the books in those areas that are preventing our communities from actually being able to see sustainable growth that we can keep and get ourselves out of this …generational poverty?

    She moved on to explain that a detriment to improving education for black youth is that many black parents aren’t able to participate in the local legislative process and don’t have positions on local school boards. They can’t effect change for themselves because many have been locked out of the process of governing.”

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  7. Presented without comment….

    “Christians Can’t Afford to Vote Democrat”

    https://amgreatness.com/2020/06/09/christians-cant-afford-to-vote-democrat/

    “Democrats’ increasing and frightening anti-Christian bigotry, the growing popularity of socialism, and the aggressive attacks on beliefs that Christians have treasured for millennia should all serve as a wakeup call to all believers.”

    “Acommon charge leveled at evangelical Christians by the Left today is that they’re willing to sacrifice their most cherished religious principles just to attain political power. And the charge comes at them not only from the Left, but also from certain conservative writers, and even prominent Christian pastors. The underlying idea behind this claim is that President Trump, and by extension the entire Republican Party, is immoral and any support for him must come at the expense of Christian values.

    Viewing our current political moment through this prism misses a vital point, however: what other choice do Christians have?

    The Party of No Religion
    Democrats have been open about their hostility to Christianity. For years, they have been harassing anyone who has different views on the traditional family, calling Christians who want to limit abortion woman-hating bigots, and suing to oblivion anyone who dares support traditional marriage. And as if that wasn’t enough, there are some on the Left calling for churches to be taxed if they believe marriage is between a man and a woman.

    Considering the constant assault against their values that Christians face politically, culturally, and socially, it’s no surprise that many of them flock to Trump. Many have no illusions about Trump’s own relative religiosity nor do they hold that Trump is some sort of morally impeccable Messiah. Rather, they see him for what he is: a president who, for either political expediency or his own beliefs, has been a consistent defender of their rights.

    Trump, for example, has been a consistent champion of the pro-life movement, and the first president in history to address the largest annual pro-life protest in the nation, the March for Life. He has also made religious freedom a focus of his administration, both globally and domestically, issued a broad executive order requiring executive agencies to “vigorously enforce Federal law’s robust protections for religious freedom,” and his Department of Justice has been a steady defender of victims in religious liberty cases. At a time when the Left insists that religious liberty is “poisonous, anti-LGBTQ bigotry,” Trump’s victories are refreshing.

    Perhaps if we were discussing the Democratic Party of the 1940s or 1950s, this wouldn’t be such a black-and-white issue. In those halcyon days when Democrats weren’t insisting that refusing to bake a gay wedding cake makes you a Nazi, you could have made a case that a Christian could vote for either party. But where are the moderate Democrats now?

    Just consider the pro-life movement. Representative Dan Lipinski of Illinois, one of the last pro-life Democrats in Congress, was defeated by a primary opponent who is a pro-abortion extremist. Lipinski’s loss isn’t just an anecdote: earlier this year, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) claimed that “being pro-choice is an essential part of being a Democrat,” and DNC Chairman Tom Perez has previously said that pro-lifers have no place in the Democratic Party. So much for “safe, legal, and rare.””

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  8. Defunding police is a moronic idea.

    An approach like this would work much better, especially for the people who live there.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2020/06/11/president-trump-announces-four-step-program-to-reform-police-embolden-communities-n2570512

    “President Trump Announces Four Step Program to Empower Good Police and Embolden Communities”

    “Speaking from Dallas Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced a new four step plan to embolden communities and empower good policing.

    “Americans are good and virtuous people. We have to work together to confront bigotry and prejudice wherever they appear but we will make no progress and heal no wounds by falsely labeling tens-of-millions of decent Americans as racists or bigots. We have to get everybody together. We have to be on the same path,” Trump said.

    “We have do many different elements of strength in this country. We have such potential in this country…we are the greatest country in the world,” he continued. “I’ll be announcing four steps to build safety and opportunity and dignity.”

    The steps:

    1) Pursuing economic development in minority communities beyond established opportunity zones and increasing access to capital

    2) Confronting healthcare disparities, chronic conditions and reforming medical institutions that aren’t up to standard

    3) Finalizing an executive order that encourages police departments nationwide to meet professional standards on use of force and de-escelation — the order also encourages social workers and police to work together on difficult problems

    4) Calling on Congress to enact school choice

    “Access to education is the civil rights issue of our time,” Trump said. “There is no opportunity without safety. Every child should be able to grow up in a safe community without violence or fear.”

    As calls to defund the police escalate with backing in city councils and on Capitol Hill, President Trump is reassuring communities lawlessness won’t be tolerated.”

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  9. The objective of the left is to keep Christians from doing anything. They know we can’t support them. The next best thing is to do nothing. Trump is the best we have.

    Speaking of “Legacy” on another thread.
    George Soros will be forgotten before his money runs out.

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  10. My advice to you all is to move out to the boonies (Pennsylvania has some nice options) and stick your head in the sand. That’s what I’m doing. 🙂

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  11. Careful, you’ll make Anderson cry if you bust his false narrative…..

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  12. Subpoenas for everyone involved. 🙂

    Put ’em under oath, and start grilling.

    https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/press/rep/releases/judiciary-committee-authorizes-chairman-graham-to-issue-subpoenas-related-to-oversight-of-fisa-process-crossfire-hurricane-investigation

    ““This Committee is not going to sit on the sidelines and simply move on. I can assure you we’re not going to be deterred.

    “If we have to do it by ourselves, we will. The American people deserve answers to these questions and we intend to get them.”

    Witnesses, documents and materials covered by Graham’s subpoena authorization:

    The subpoena authorization gives the Chairman the ability to issue a subpoena for witnesses, documents or other materials.

    Documents and communications referenced in, and testimony at a hearing or deposition of any individual named or identified by pseudonym in, the report titled “Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation” issued by the U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General.

    Documents and communications related to, and the testimony at a hearing or deposition of any current or former executive branch official or employee involved in, the Crossfire Hurricane investigation (including investigations opened under the Crossfire Hurricane umbrella) or the receipt or analysis of reports prepared by Christopher Steele (commonly referred to as the “Steele dossier”).

    Documents, communications and testimony at a hearing or deposition related to any aforementioned matter from:

    Trisha Anderson, Brian Auten, James Baker, William Barr, Dana Boente, Jennifer Boone, John Brennan, James Clapper, Kevin Clinesmith, James Comey, Patrick Conlon, Michael Dempsey, Stuart Evans, Tashina Gauhar, Carl Ghattas, Curtis Heide, Kathleen Kavalec, David Laufman, Stephen Laycock, Jacob Lew, Loretta Lynch, Andrew McCabe, Mary McCord, Denis McDonough, Arthur McGlynn, Jonathan Moffa, Sally Moyer, Mike Neufield, Sean Newell, Victoria Nuland, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Stephanie L. O’Sullivan, Lisa Page, Joseph Pientka, John Podesta, Samantha Power, E.W. “Bill” Priestap, Sarah Raskin, Steve Ricchetti, Susan Rice, Rod Rosenstein, Gabriel Sanz-Rexach, Nathan Sheets, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Glenn Simpson, Steve Somma, Peter Strzok, Michael Sussman, Adam Szubin, Jonathan Winer, Christopher Wray, and Sally Yates.”

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    All the traitors are there…. Comey, Clapper, Strzok and Page, RPower, Yates, Wray, the Ohrs, Podesta, Rosenstein…….

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  13. I was 2 sentences in before the agenda was obvious.

    “It’s time for the church to make restitution for racial sin.”

    Yeah….. no.

    No one is responsible for the sins committed by others 200 years ago.

    None of us participated, no one alive today suffered thru it, so it’s past time to get over it and move on.

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  14. hwesseli, slavery still has repercussions today. My own denomination stood against slavery (members who owned slaves were excommunicated), and the denomination I was in before that (since 2003) didn’t exist in the days of slavery. Much has been done since those days (slavery and its aftermath) to right those wrongs, and much of it has done more harm than good.

    The black family was stronger before the Great Society, for instance. And unfortunately there are people who make money and fame from stirring up racial animosity. More money and more “help” from the outside are generally going to do more harm than good at this point.

    The church’s “business” is glorifying God by worshiping Him and loving those made in His image–all of them. Getting sidetracked in the issues of the day (even the worthy ones) isn’t helpful. I’m glad that my church stood against slavery, and I’m glad we have good relations with people with different ethnicities than mine now. But public apologies are only useful if apologizing for actual actions, not a vague “we must have been racists in the past and probably still are; sorry.” The church actually still can do more good by pointing people to their greatest need and the greatest answer to that need. Racism and other forms of hatred are only one manifestation of man’s sin problem. And racism isn’t going to be solved by any programs; it is solved by a heart change.

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