14 thoughts on “News/Politics 7-7-20

  1. About time…..

    https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/trending/georgia-governor-declares-state-emergency-authorizes-1000-national-guard-troops-atlanta/CLY4UZ44UBGGVIXK5P3ZZDRCAI/

    “Gov. Brian Kemp has signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency and authorizing the call up of up to 1,000 National Guard troops in Georgia.

    The troops will be deployed as needed to protect state buildings, including the state capitol, the Georgia Department of Public Safety headquarters, the governor’s mansion and the Georgia World Congress Center.”

    The goal, according to the governor’s office, is to free up state troopers from those locations so they can help patrol the streets of Atlanta.

    Channel 2′s Richard Elliot just spoke with the governor’s office about the order.

    “Peaceful protests were hijacked by criminals with a dangerous, destructive agenda. Now, innocent Georgians are being targeted, shot, and left for dead,” Kemp said Monday. “This lawlessness must be stopped and order restored in our capital city. I have declared a State of Emergency and called up the Georgia Guard because the safety of our citizens comes first. This measure will allow troops to protect state property and dispatch state law enforcement officers to patrol our streets. Enough with the tough talk. We must protect the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians.”

    The order comes after a violent weekend across the city of Atlanta. Thirty-one people were shot in 11 incidents between Friday and Sunday. Five people, including an 8-year-old girl, died.

    The Georgia State Patrol headquarters were also vandalized by protesters over the weekend.”

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  2. Take some responsibility you hack. You allowed this to continue after multiple deaths, you enabled them, you supported them publicly, but now it’s Trump’s fault?

    Project much do ya’? Democrats run and control your city. Trump offered help, Dem cities refused it. This is on you.

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  3. They know a rising star when they see one. But she’s an R, so let the smearing begin.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/07/the-hill-runs-false-confederate-statues-headline-on-kristi-noems-mount-rushmore-speech/

    “‘The Hill’ Runs False ‘Confederate Statues’ Headline on Kristi Noem’s Mount Rushmore Speech”

    “As Fuzzy reported Sunday, the mainstream media ran wild over the weekend with blatantly biased articles and tweets on the speech President Trump gave Friday night at Mount Rushmore on the eve of Independence Day.

    Some particularly dishonest news sites like the Washington Post falsely claimed Trump’s speech was a “harsh denunciation of the racial justice movement,” and an attempt at “preserv[ing] Confederate symbols and the legacy of white domination.”

    Unfortunately, supposedly reputable media outlets like the Washington Post weren’t the only ones dishing out falsehoods regarding what happened during Trump’s visit to South Dakota.

    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) also gave a speech that night and noted, among other things, that “we have been witnessing a very troubling situation unfold. In real-time, we are watching an organized, coordinated campaign to remove and eliminate all references to our nation’s founding, and many other points in our history.”

    She further went on to point out that instead of “looking to the past to help improve our future, some are trying to wipe away the lessons of history. Lessons that we should be teaching to our children, and to our grandchildren. This approach focuses exclusively on our forefathers’ flaws. But it fails to capitalize on the opportunity to learn from their virtues.”

    “Make no mistake,” Noem stated bluntly. “This is being done deliberately to discredit America’s founding principles by discrediting the individuals who formed them so that America can be remade into a different political image.”

    Watch the speech Noem gave below:”

    “The full text can be read here. At no point did Noem reference Confederate statues, the Civil War, or anything of the sort. ”

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    “Naturally, because some people couldn’t be bothered to watch the actual speech nor to get their news beyond a tweet (and because the Hill conveniently didn’t provide a video clip), the Usual Suspects jumped on The Hill’s report as supposed proof that Noem made an impassioned speech defending the Confederacy or something:”

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  4. https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/07/medias-swift-and-dishonest-reporting-on-trumps-mount-rushmore-speech/

    “When I saw the overwhelming number of headlines proclaiming President Trump’s Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore “dark,” “divisive,” and “harsh.” I smiled a little. Okay, I smiled a lot.

    Trump “stokes national divisions” and his speech was “dark and divisive,” they proclaimed as one. Even if I hadn’t already listened to the whole thing, I would have suspected that they are protesting too much and that it’s most likely due to their fear that the anti-American violence and destruction is not going to play well with voters in November.”

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    None at all.

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  5. Ya’ think?

    “NYT Wonders: Say, Maybe Cheering The BLM Protests Has Undermined Epidemiologists’ COVID-19 Credibility”

    https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrissey/2020/07/06/nyt-wonders-say-maybe-cheering-protests-undermined-epidemiologists-covid-19-credibility/

    “The deuce you say! This flash from the Paper of Record only surprises to the extent that the New York Times covered this issue at all. “Are protests unsafe?” their headline asks, and then adds, “What experts say may depend on who’s protesting what.”

    We’ve noticed, we’ve noticed:”

    So when conservative anti-lockdown protesters gathered on state capitol steps in places like Columbus, Ohio and Lansing, Mich., in April and May, epidemiologists scolded them and forecast surging infections. When Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia relaxed restrictions on businesses in late April as testing lagged and infections rose, the talk in public health circles was of that state’s embrace of human sacrifice.

    And then the brutal killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis on May 25 changed everything.

    Soon the streets nationwide were full of tens of thousands of people in a mass protest movement that continues to this day, with demonstrations and the toppling of statues. And rather than decrying mass gatherings, more than 1,300 public health officials signed a May 30 letter of support, and many joined the protests.

    That reaction, and the contrast with the epidemiologists’ earlier fervent support for the lockdown, gave rise to an uncomfortable question: Was public health advice in a pandemic dependent on whether people approved of the mass gathering in question? To many, the answer seemed to be “yes.”

    Bear in mind that there have been little differences between the two protests from a scientific/transmission perspective — and those differences run against this trend. The shutdown protests usually involved dozens of people, sometimes hundreds, with inconsistent-at-best distancing and masking practices. They were also generally one-off events, with Michigan being the most obvious exception. The protests that followed the Floyd homicide, on the other hand, have been continuous, involve thousands if not tens of thousands of people, and have zero distancing and a middling use of masks.

    If the lockdown protests were a crisis for future spikes, then so are the Floyd protests. The latter would be higher risk because of their size, density, and the length of time. So why aren’t epidemiologists warning about them? New York Times Magazine columnist Thomas Chatterton Williams warned a month ago in The Guardian — linked in today’s NYT report — that the Left was warping science in the same way they accuse conservatives, to serve their own political purposes.

    The end result, Williams concludes, is that public health experts “have hemorrhaged credibility and authority”:

    Less than two weeks ago, the enlightened position in both Europe and America was to exercise nothing less than extreme caution. Many of us went much further, taking to social media to castigate others for insufficient social distancing or neglecting to wear masks or daring to believe they could maintain some semblance of a normal life during coronavirus. At the end of April, when the state of Georgia moved to end its lockdown, the Atlantic ran an article with the headline “Georgia’s Experiment in Human Sacrifice”. Two weeks ago we shamed people for being in the street; today we shame them for not being in the street.

    As a result of lockdowns and quarantines, many millions of people around the world have lost their jobs, depleted their savings, missed funerals of loved ones, postponed cancer screenings and generally put their lives on hold for the indefinite future. They accepted these sacrifices as awful but necessary when confronted by an otherwise unstoppable virus. Was this or wasn’t this all an exercise in futility?

    “The risks of congregating during a global pandemic shouldn’t keep people from protesting racism,” NPR suddenly tells us, citing a letter signed by dozens of American public health and disease experts. “White supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to Covid-19,” the letter said. One epidemiologist has gone even further, arguing that the public health risks of not protesting for an end to systemic racism “greatly exceed the harms of the virus”.

    The climate-change-denying right is often ridiculed, correctly, for politicizing science. Yet the way the public health narrative around coronavirus has reversed itself overnight seems an awful lot like … politicizing science.

    Williams warned at the time that the whiplash from this manipulated messaging would have devastating long-term impact on the credibility of these experts. What happens when these same experts urge people to get vaccinated with a new compound? How about if we need a new round of shutdowns?”

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  6. The left and Democrats built this. They need to own it.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/07/the-murder-pandemic.php

    “THE MURDER PANDEMIC”

    Daniel Horowitz writes:

    Sadly, fireworks were not the only munitions shot over the July 4 weekend. Statues weren’t the only things felled by anarchists and criminals roaming free in the streets. This weekend was a bloody one across the country, with endless shootings in America’s cities, including New York City, which was considered the safest American city for a generation. Once again, African-American victims, including a number of young children, paid the price while the anarchy was excused and even legitimized by the media and politicians.

    Horowitz provides details that back up these statements.

    He’s right to highlight New York City. Shootings there soared by 205 percent in June, making it the city’s bloodiest month since 1996. The increase corresponds to the disbanding of New York’s anti-crime unit of plainclothes cops.

    And what about Atlanta? At least 93 people were shot in that city between May 31 – about the time when the George Floyd protests began – and June 27. That’s roughly double the number from the same span a year ago.

    Then came July 4th. That night alone, 23 people were shot and wounded. One of the victims was an eight year-old girl. She died.”

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  7. More…..

    “Horowitz: America has become one mass crime scene, and the victims are black children”

    And it’s not cops killing them, it’s other blacks.

    https://www.conservativereview.com/news/horowitz-america-become-one-mass-crime-scene-victims-black-children/

    “Sadly, fireworks were not the only munitions shot over the July 4 weekend. Statues weren’t the only things felled by anarchists and criminals roaming free in the streets. This weekend was a bloody one across the country, with endless shootings in America’s cities, including New York City, which was considered the safest American city for a generation. Once again, African-American victims, including a number of young children, paid the price while the anarchy was excused and even legitimized by the media and politicians.

    Here are just a few of the tragic stories that should spur a greater revolution for law and order if we actually had an alternative political party pressing the issue.

    Secoriea Turner, an 8-year-old girl, was murdered while in the car with her mother near the burned-out Wendy’s in Atlanta, the site of the Rayshard Brooks shooting, which has had the effect of sidelining the police. Three were killed and 20 injured in shooting stemming from the unrest in the area. According to Atlanta police, murders are up 86% over 28 days last month compared to the same time last year. Aggravated assaults increased by 22% and burglaries by 14%.

    Royta Giles Jr., an 8-year-old boy, was murdered at a Birmingham mall while with his parents at the food court. Three other innocent people, including another child, were wounded in the shooting.

    Jace Young, a 6-year-old boy, was watching fireworks Saturday night with his family in San Francisco when he was gunned down. No arrests have been made, but in a city that heralds criminals and criminalizes the police, I’d be shocked if the perpetrator wasn’t a career criminal let out of jail.

    Philadelphia, just like San Francisco, has a leftist prosecutor who has released a number of criminals and refuses to prosecute gun felons. Just like in San Francisco, a 6-year-old was gunned down in a senseless murder over the weekend.

    A 7-year-old Chicago girl was shot and killed on July 4 while playing in her back yard. In total, 70 were shot and 14 were killed over the July 4 weekend in the war zone we call Chicago.
    Also in Chicago, last week, a career criminal was charged with shooting two teens to death at a candy store. The man was sentenced to probation 18 months ago for a gun felony, despite his prior record, and got no jail time, which allowed him to remain on the streets to allegedly commit this double murder.

    On Friday, New York City police arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly slashing a 2-year-old boy in the face while he was sitting in a stroller earlier last week in Manhattan.
    On Saturday, Davon McNeal, 11, was visiting family in southwest Washington, D.C., when he was killed in a drive-by shooting.

    Last week, a black mother and her unborn twins were killed when she was attacked by her former boyfriend in Mansfield, Texas, in a carjacking. The suspect had a criminal record.
    Also, over the weekend, a black male was caught on camera in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, randomly getting out of his car and knocking out a 12-year-old boy. In this case, the boy was white. Yet, for some reason, there is no soft bigotry of low expectations in this country that everyone who happens to share his shade of skin will riot against anyone who happens to be of the same race as this criminal.

    While we still don’t have information on most of the suspects, it’s quite obvious that between the jailbreak agenda in the justice system and the criminalization of the police, there is simply no deterrent against violent crime. Shootings in New York City have soared 205% in June, making it the bloodiest month since 1996 – before the great New York crime miracle. Milwaukee has experienced a 132% increase in homicides, with 86 this year compared to the 37 at this point last year, which is the worst pace of annual homicides since 1991. So far this year, black people account for 77% of homicide victims in Chicago, even though they only compose one-third of the city’s population.

    I have been fighting a lonely battle since 2014 warning that we were reversing the generation-long trend of reduced crime through jailbreak policies. Yet rather than Republicans pushing this narrative, they joined the Soros bandwagon, suggesting we have an over-incarceration problem and that somehow the system is too tough. Who are they kidding? Just take a look at some recent cases that haven’t been widely reported in the news.

    Last week, Peter Mallory, a convicted pedophile who, in 2012 was sentenced to 1,000 years in prison in Georgia, was placed on parole. In 2012, the judge called him “probably the most prolific collector of child pornography in the entire world.” The last time I checked, 2020 minus 2012 doesn’t equal 1,000, but that is the criminal justice math being used in our system that is too lenient by a mile.”

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  8. Despite what some are saying…..

    C-19 deaths are continuing to decline.

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/06/cdc-after-10-week-decline-in-covid-19-deaths-it-may-soon-no-longer-be-an-epidemic/

    “CDC: After 10-Week Decline In COVID-19 Deaths, It May Soon No Longer Be An Epidemic”

    “The United States now has so few deaths due to COVID-19 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday it is approaching the threshold for dipping below the level of an epidemic.

    The CDC defines an epidemic as an outbreak from which the number of deaths per week exceeds a given percentage of total deaths within the nation. The number of deaths from COVID-19 has steadily declined since hitting its peak in early May after it began spiking in the second week in March.

    That threshold death rate for COVID-19 and other diseases such as influenza and pneumonia fluctuates, ranging typically from 5 to 7 percent at the height of flu season. The CDC said the Wuhan flu death rate had, during the last week in June, become equal to the epidemic threshold of 5.9 percent, reaching its lowest point since the end of last year.

    The agency warned this is likely to change as more death certificates from recent weeks are processed, but it could mean hopeful news for the upcoming weeks. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has been declining for 10 straight weeks, concluding with week 26 that ended June 27. This suggests the United States could be on the verge of not being considered in an epidemic.

    “Based on death certificate data, the percentage of deaths attributed to pneumonia, influenza or COVID-19 (PIC) decreased from 9.0% during week 25 to 5.9% during week 26, representing the tenth week of a declining percentage of deaths due to PIC,” according to the CDC’s website.”

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  9. “New Report on Hydroxychloroquine Adds to List of Media Malpractice Regarding Covid-19”

    https://townhall.com/columnists/bradslager/2020/07/06/new-report-on-hydroxychloroquine-adds-to-list-of-media-malpractice-regarding-covid19-n2571963

    “Notice how we have heard very little in recent weeks regarding the possible remedy for some patients who contract the coronavirus? The press had completely walked away from that subject, after successfully dismissing the possible benefits that had been touted by President Trump. A new report has come out in the past week that shows there is now a possible life-saving aspect to administering the drug in the early stages of contracting the virus, and it becomes just another item on the ledger of media malpractice.

    One of the consistently infuriating results of this nation being cast under the pall of a pandemic — and that is a lengthy collection of grievances — has been the media and its approach to the crisis. Not only has there been conflicting reports, but the press itself has been remarkably inept in its ability to remain consistent, all while showing it has been very desirous to politicize the outbreak. The assessment of President Trump’s reaction and performance has been a constant source of negativity, but much of it is either rooted in contradictions, or even mitigated by the press itself.

    Has Trump done plenty worthy of criticism? Obviously, yes. Adding to that are the many quotes and malaprops he has delivered to only fuel the press disdain, but who is looking at the press itself in the same fashion? The media has been steeped in contradiction these viral months with the only constant being the scorn they heap on Trump.

    The press scorched Trump over allegedly not taking action for over 70 days. Yet while the administration began taking steps in January the press was still denying the seriousness of coronavirus well into February. In January there was criticism over Trump not closing down travel and then when he did ban flights from China that month he was called a racist xenophobe. Journalists complained they were not briefed enough on the administration’s response, then when the White House began holding daily briefings journalists called for their networks to stop carrying them.

    This has been the practice of the press all the while, and their responsibilities are exposed in a variety of subjects concerning the coronavirus

    Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)

    It has been clear the media was on a mission to discredit the recommendation of this drug, all based on their desire to deliver a political hit as opposed to delivering public safety information. They claimed the drug was unproven, while it has been on the market since the 1950s. Trump was irresponsible recommending the drug designed to fight malaria, ignorant (or likely, ignoring) that HCQ serves over a dozen other off-label treatments.

    They exaggerated the dangers in administering HCQ despite millions who take the drug daily. It was said to be a high health risk when the most danger was seen in long term users, not the 5-day regimen recommended to fight COVID. Trump was called ‘’reckless’’ for telling people to take an unproven medication when the non-medically-trained journalists failed to note it was only available under doctor supervision. Now a doctor has reported after looking into over 2,500 cases they saw that giving early treatment of HCQ cut the mortality by 50 percent. This was just as under-reported as the medical survey released months ago showing thousands of doctors worldwide who said they had the best success in treatments with HCQ.

    Statistics are the crutch of the press; easy to compile and quickly digested by the audience. They have been dutiful in detailing the number of cases nationwide and by state, as well as the death count. What is less compiled is the rates. We always hear about the spikes and the spread, but we have seen very little in the way of reporting on survivals. As they breathlessly detail the mounting number of those infected we do not get a commensurate recognition that death rates are falling as a result.

    Recently Katie Tur gave a report courtesy of the CDC that we could actually be experiencing an infection rate ten times higher than recorded. This would be a result of people who contracted the virus but were asymptomatic. As the report was delivered with alarm it is actually great news. That means everything grave about the disease is diminished. Herd immunity is being achieved, resulting in severe cases, hospitalizations, and death rates becoming ten times lower. The death rate has been under 400 per million, and those are overwhelmingly seen in the elderly. For every 200 deaths of those over the age of 50, there are around 20 in those younger than 50. ”

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    Numbers are pesky things….

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  10. Democrats did this.

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  11. How scuzzy can you be?

    https://freebeacon.com/2020-election/nc-dem-takes-millions-from-coronavirus-program-he-criticized/

    “NC Dem Takes Millions From Coronavirus Program He Criticized
    Cunningham’s trash firm took $1 to $2 million from ‘unacceptable’ Trump program”

    “North Carolina Democratic Senate nominee Cal Cunningham’s company collected up to $2 million in taxpayer dollars in coronavirus relief even as the candidate said that the Paycheck Protection Program “harms communities.”

    WasteZero, a Raleigh-based environmentalist trash service, obtained between $1 and $2 million in PPP funding on May 3, data released by the Small Business Administration on Monday show. Cunningham earned about $400,000 in 2019 in his role as the company’s general counsel and vice president. He has repeatedly criticized the federal program, which aims to support small businesses struggling with coronavirus shutdowns. Just two months after Senate Democrats blocked a Republican effort to bankroll the depleting fund in April, Cunningham called the program “unacceptable,” saying it “harms communities.”

    “For PPP loans to have ‘generally missed the industries and areas most heavily impacted by COVID-19′ is unacceptable,” he said in a tweet. “Leaving behind small businesses—and disproportionately those that are Black- and Latino-owned—harms communities.”

    The former state legislator “supports [WasteZero’s] outreach to municipal and state leaders,” according to an archive of the company’s website. Cunningham also has stock options and a convertible note of up to $50,000 tied to the company, according to his candidate financial report. Cunningham told reporters that he was still working for the company in February. He has since been removed from WasteZero’s website and the company does not publicly acknowledge any legal representation on its site. Neither Cunningham nor WasteZero responded to requests for comment about PPP or the candidate’s role in the company.”

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  12. All the little piggies are at the trough…..

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-founded-law-firm-company-pelosi-ppp-funds

    “Biden-founded law firm, as well as a company tied to Pelosi, received PPP funds, docs show
    Loans come as Biden accuses Trump of ‘cronyism'”

    A prominent Delaware law firm founded by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan for between $150,000 and $350,000, according to records released Monday by the Treasury Department and the Small Business Administration.

    The Trump campaign told Fox News that the records conflict with recent messaging from the Biden campaign that the PPP is both ineffective and a vehicle to reward Trump “cronies.”

    “Instead of attacking President Trump as an involuntary reflex, maybe Joe Biden should just say ‘thank you’ once in a while,” Trump campaign director of communications Tim Murtaugh told Fox News. “The PPP saved 51 million jobs nationally, including at Biden’s old law firm and a number of companies connected to Obama administration alums. A very likely explanation is that Biden simply doesn’t know what he’s talking about and would rather make a political weapon out of a program that helped people make their rent and mortgage payments.”

    The law firm that received the big payout was originally founded as Biden and Walsh and is now known as Monzack Mersky McLaughlin and Browder; Biden currently has no financial interest in the firm.

    However, firm co-founder and partner Melvyn Monzack, whom Biden called one of his “great friends” in 2017, has maintained close ties to the former vice president. He served as Biden’s 2002 Senate reelection treasurer, as well as the treasurer for Biden’s 2008 presidential run.

    According to CBS News, Monzack, who has donated thousands to Biden’s presidential campaign, attended a state dinner at the White House for Chinese President Hu Jintao in 2011. The law firm is also a registered agent for companies tied to Biden.

    Records reviewed by Fox News show that on July 6, 1987, Biden gave Monzack his legal power of attorney to “demand, sue for and receive all debts, moneys, securities for money, goods, chattels, or other personal property.”

    Last week, the Biden campaign released a video that included a small business owner saying the Trump administration had done nothing to help her; the advertisement did not disclose that the business owner received thousands in federal relief money. Biden and his allies have also stepped up their attacks on what they call President Trump’s cronyism in the distribution of stimulus money.”

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  13. The rest of the piggies…..

    “The paper noted that “four other House members surfaced in previous reports about businesses” that took PPP money, including Republican Reps. Roger Williams of Texas and Vicky Hartzler of Missouri and Democrats Susie Lee of Nevada and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell of Florida, who “have ties to companies that are either run by their families or employ their spouses as a senior executives.””

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  14. See ya’ WHO. Buh-bye…..

    And sorry, I doubt lectures from pedophile perverts will change Trump’s mind, even if they are a Democrat Senator.

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