21 thoughts on “News/Politics 4-6-21

  1. The next big Dem lie.

    Dems and the media have lied all weekend about what’s in the Georgia bill. Now they’ve moved on to the next lie, courtesy of 60 Minutes. (60 Minutes of BS)

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  2. The media is garbage.

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  3. Even local Democrats are saying it’s false and deceptive reporting.

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    And CBS knew it was false, because the Dem mayor told them it was. They printed it anyway.

    Garbage.

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  4. More….

    https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrissey/2021/04/05/florida-dem-60-minutes-hit-piece-desantis-publix-absolute-malarkey/

    “Florida Dem: That 60 Minutes Hit Piece On DeSantis And Publix Is “Absolute Malarkey””

    “Not just “absolute malarkey” either, but dishonest absolute malarkey. CBS News’ 60 Minutes tried to paint Florida’s partnership with supermarket giant Publix as a kind of payoff for campaign contributions in a segment last night targeting Governor Ron DeSantis. Its centerpiece came in this clip from a press conference, in which the show’s correspondent tried to confront DeSantis over the issue.”

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    I’m sure they’ll be nominated for a Pulitzer for this fine propaganda masquerading as news.

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  5. CNN vs. biological reality.

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/cnn-versus-biological-reality/

    “CNN stated last week that human sexual dimorphism, biological reality, is disputed. You really need to take a moment to let that settle on you.

    CNN is owned by Warner Media, which is owned by AT&T, a multinational conglomerate and communications network with a net worth of $266 billion. It is the largest telecommunications company in the U.S. I recently wrote about the control of mainstream media by the medical industrial complex (MIC) and its use of the media to drive the narrative of body dissociation, via the new gender industry. The modern LGBT NGOs are fronting for the MIC, which uses corporate marketing identities to deconstruct sex, and open new markets.

    The only way to open markets created out of sex is to deconstruct sex. Transsexualism—a fetish of disembodiment and, until recently, recognized as a psychological disorder—used to affect a minuscule part of the adult male population. But it has been rebranded as transgenderism, an umbrella term for myriad identities based on how one feels about one’s sex or disembodiment.

    Global LGBT purchasing power currently stands at $3.6 trillion, as reported by Out Leadership, the global arm of the LGBT business network. The LGBT cause is no longer a human rights movement. It is big business, one that all other businesses ignore at their own peril. You must conform to the LGBT corporate program or become financially irrelevant. We can see the control of mainstream media by the medical industrial complex when we consider the censorship the media exert over anyone critiquing the gender industry, and when we look at the financial intersections of the gender industry, media conglomerates, and the MIC.

    So, back to CNN. In 2017, AT&T extended “gender identity” protections to tens of thousands of workers without telling us what exactly “gender identity” means. Also in 2017, while working closely with GLAAD, the media arm of the corporatized LGBT movement (read: a subsidiary of the MIC) that tells the media what they can and cannot say about gender, AT&T ‘s assistant vice president for public affairs, Scott Sapperstein, described how the corporation supports the homosexual and transgender political agenda as “part of our DNA.”

    Let’s take a look at the tip of the iceberg of AT&T investments in the MIC and gender industry. AT&T for Health, launched in 2009, is a practice area and portfolio of specialized services that harnesses IT to help improve patient care and reduce medical costs nationwide. It develops wireless, networked, and cloud-based products specifically for the healthcare industry. AT&T sells technological support for pharmaceutical research and development. Its DownHome Pharmacy Healthcare services claims to sell healthcare, “with the personal attention and charm of a bygone era.” You can learn more about AT&T’s health care investments with their Connected HealthCare Virtual Booth. There’s a lot of money connecting AT&T to the MIC.

    In case you think the bold-faced lie promoted by CNN, that biological sex is in dispute, was an error, it’s important to review how tightly controlled these media messages are. Warner Media reports that,

    stories at CNN are thoroughly reviewed by producers and editors, and those involving particularly sensitive topics are further reviewed by a team of senior editors, standards and practices executives, and attorneys before broadcast or publishing. In all cases, we hold our journalists to the highest standards of ethics, accuracy and integrity. Responsible and ethical journalism means that the CNN editorial staff maintains full editorial decision making for any segments or programs that are sponsored by our advertisers. Our journalists also report and scrutinize our advertisers, other business partners and our parent company as they would for any other company.

    That is an awful lot of oversight. It gives one pause as to how this lie about biological reality slipped through.

    This is just one part of the media’s relationship with the MIC and gender industry. As I have reported elsewhere, Disney, an American diversified multinational mass media company with a net worth of $140 billion, committed more than $100 million in 2018 to fund children’s hospitals across the U.S. and the world. Several of these at least have gender clinics, including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which opened a couple of years after Disney’s donation; Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa; Texas Children’s Hospital, with myriad branches throughout the United States; and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Disney has funded an online medical portal offering gender services in many locations in the U.S., including Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Florida.”

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  6. The best friends of human traffickers, the Democrats.

    And isn’t it nice that Facebook is allowing human traffickers to use their platforms for their illegal deeds?

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/04/border-crisis-human-smugglers-use-facebook-to-connect-with-migrants/

    “Border Crisis: Human Smugglers Use Facebook to Connect With Migrants”

    “The Department of Homeland Security believes posts by human smugglers on social media platforms have caused the migrant surge at the border.

    The smugglers connect with the migrants on Facebook, promising safe passage across the border for thousands of dollars.

    From NBC News:

    “Travel to Mexico to the United States. Costs $8,000. 100 percent safe,” reads a recent post written in Spanish. “Cross through Matamoros. You walk one hour, after in automobile until you arrive to your relative.”

    NBC News saw posts in Spanish-language Facebook groups called “Migrants from Various Countries in Mexico” and “Migrants in the Mexico-U.S.A Border Awaiting Hearing.’”

    The posts come from smugglers and people who want to go to America:

    An apparent smuggler posted a picture of a family with luggage, wearing masks and sitting together on what appears to be a plane. “Make your dream a reality in the United States. We are here to help you,” the caption reads. “The journey is safe and reliable and the price is $4,500 leaving from Monterrey to San Antonio, Texas.”

    In some cases, negotiations take place after initial pleas for help from migrants looking for ways to cross the border.

    “Someone help me go to the United States,” a person posted to one of the Facebook groups.

    It was not long before the post got several comments from people providing their smuggling rates, destinations and WhatsApp numbers.
    “It’s ready. 3,000 to arrive at the line/ 6000 to jump to your destination. Whatever state. Pay when your relatives receive you,” an apparent smuggler wrote.”

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  7. Another media lie dies with a whimper….

    https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2021/04/05/massage-parlor-shooter-shout-anti-asian-sentiments-not-according-two-survivors-attack/

    “Did The Massage Parlor Shooter Shout Anti-Asian Sentiments? Not According To Two Survivors Of The Attack.”

    “One of the ongoing issues surrounding the Atlanta massage parlor shootings has been whether or not the shooter was motivated by anti-Asian bias or, as he told police, by sex addiction. There is some evidence supporting the sex addiction claim. The suspect was at a Christian treatment facility and had conversations with his roommates about his inability to conquer his sex addiction. Meanwhile, evidence of a racial motive (six out of eight victims were Asian Americans) hasn’t turned up even after investigators went through the suspect’s phone and his computer.

    But there was one piece of evidence that seemed to point in the direction of a racial motive. It came from a Korean taxi driver who told Korean language media that, he’d been told by workers at the site that the shooter had said, “I will kill all Asians,” before the attack. But according to a story by NBC News, that couldn’t be verified. In fact, it’s explicitly at odds with the story of two survivors from Gold Spa, one of the massage parlors targeted.

    There has been an outcry online that mainstream media is ignoring reports of allegations published in Korean-language media, which state that a local taxi driver told reporters he heard from nearby workers that the shooter said, “I will kill all Asians,” before committing the crime.

    The taxi driver repeated this account to NBC Asian America, but NBC was not able to independently verify these reports with the business managers.

    Both survivors said they did not hear the shooter say anti-Asian statements at their spa.

    “He was silent,” Kang said. “He didn’t ask for anything. He simply came to kill. He came to murder in cold blood those who held nothing against him.”

    Eunji Lee, who was taking a nap in a back room when the shooting started, told NBC News, “He didn’t say a word. I think that alone shows how premeditated and bent on a motive he was.” Kang and Lee hid and avoided being hit, though the shooter did fire twice in Kang’s direction.”

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  8. Oh look, more media lies.

    There’s definitely a pattern here. They lie about pretty much everything.

    https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/05/media-politicians-still-spreading-the-big-lie-about-officer-sicknick/

    “Media, Politicians Still Spreading the ‘Big Lie’ About Officer Sicknick

    Democratic leaders and the American news media aren’t just dishonest and shameless—they’re fully depraved.”

    “Three months ago this week, Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick, 42, died. The 12-year veteran of the force passed away the day after hundreds of Trump supporters mobbed the Capitol to protest Congress’ certification of the 2020 Electoral College.

    The United States Capitol Police department issued a statement on January 7, just hours after he died. “Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty,” the press release read. “Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.”

    Sicknick’s death is a central rallying cry to bolster the narrative that the events of January 6 amounted to a “deadly insurrection” and the perpetrators must be punished accordingly. To produce compelling optics, Sicknick’s remains lay in state in the Capitol rotunda—a somber memorial attended by Joe Biden and his wife as well as lawmakers from both political parties—the weekend before House Democrats launched their second impeachment trial of Donald Trump.

    In fact, the allegation Trump allies murdered Sicknick with a fire extinguisher is still included in the bill of particulars against the president. “The insurrectionists killed a Capitol Police officer by striking him in the head with a fire extinguisher,” the trial memorandum claimed, without evidence, citing only a January 8, 2021 New York Times article as proof.

    Sicknick’s remains were transported to Arlington National Cemetery on February 3 in another public ceremony attended by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Republican congressional leadership.

    Two men were charged last month with using bear spray against officer Sicknick; the U.S. Attorney who headed the first several weeks of the Justice Department’s Capitol breach manhunt said law enforcement is investigating whether the irritant played a role in Sicknick’s death.

    But the D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office, three months later, still cannot disclose exactly what happened to Brian Sicknick. “The…medical examiners comply with the National Association of Medical Examiners’ (NAME) standard to determine the cause and manner of death within 90 days; however, for cases that are more complex it could be longer,” a spokeswoman told American Greatness by email on Monday.

    It’s unlikely the case is complex but instead exculpatory for January 6 protestors.

    So, to summarize: There is no proof Officer Sicknick died of any cause, including a reaction to bear spray, related to his work on January 6. Further, Sicknick’s family members said they spoke with him the night of January 6 and the officer said he was fine; his mother still doesn’t know how he died but suspects he suffered a stroke.

    The facts, of course, don’t matter to the national news media. Nor do they actually care about Brian Sicknick apart from how they can exploit his death to fortify the collapsing storyline of January 6, a date some compare to 9/11.

    Major news organizations continue to propagate this brazen lie about the circumstances surrounding Sicknick’s death. At first, the public was told Sicknick was bludgeoned to death by Trump fanatics wielding a fire extinguisher; the New York Times, the source of the initial article, was forced to retract its story in February amid pressure from a handful of reporters.

    Reemergence of a Politically Useful Lie
    But the unproven version of Brian Sicknick’s death is again making the rounds following the murder of Capitol police officer William Evans, who was killed by a Nation of Islam loyalist on Good Friday.

    “Officer Evans was the second member of the force to die in the line of duty this year; another, Brian D. Sicknick, died from injuries suffered during the Jan. 6 attack,” the Times, the superspreader of fire extinguisher falsehood, reported April 2. “The attack comes less than three months after the Jan. 6 insurrection that left five people dead, including Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick,” Washington Post reporters wrote the same day.

    National Public Radio repeated the line that Evans was the second to die in the line of duty: “Officer Sicknick died a day after insurrectionists stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.” According to an April 2 NBC News segment, “the department had still been recovering from the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol, which claimed the life of Officer Brian Sicknick.” Nearly every major news outlet, in its coverage of Officer Evans’ killing, repeated the same claims about Sicknick.

    Some perpetuated the now-debunked fire extinguisher tale. “A Capitol Police officer died from injuries sustained Friday afternoon when a man rammed his car into a security checkpoint outside the Capitol, three months after the Jan. 6 attack on Congress resulted in the death of another officer,” the Wall Street Journal reported April 2. In that opening sentence, the Journal linked to its initial article on Sicknick’s death. “Brian D. Sicknick, was struck in the head with a fire extinguisher during Wednesday’s unrest, according to a law-enforcement official,” Andrew Duehren wrote on January 8. (Reporters did not respond to my emails seeking clarification.)

    Ditto for the Associated Press. The AP claimed in an April 3 piece that “Five people died in the Jan. 6 riot, including Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who was among a badly outnumbered force trying to fight off the intruders.” The link in the story routed the reader to AP’s January 8, 2021 article that still describes Sicknick as being “hit in the head with a fire extinguisher.” Reporters Michael Catalini and Nomaan Merchant sourced their claim to two anonymous law enforcement officials.

    And it isn’t just members of the media promoting the big lie about Brian Sicknick: Joe Biden mourned the loss of “yet another courageous Capitol police officer” and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan tweeted his state was “horrified by the death of another US Capitol Police Officer in the line of duty.”

    Unlike the outlandish comparisons between January 6 protestors and Al Qaeda terrorists, the media, law enforcement officials, and politicians have been quick to downplay the killer’s motives. Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) told a Cleveland television station that “we don’t know who this person was, we don’t know what…his mentality was so we just gotta figure this out.” The Times also ran defense for the killer, a black man, immediately concluding no clear motive could be identified while also disclosing how he “struggled” mentally before the attack.”

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  9. Putin would be proud of our Pravda.

    “America’s left puts Putin to shame when it comes to disinformation”

    https://nypost.com/2021/04/05/americas-left-puts-putin-to-shame-when-it-comes-to-disinformation/

    “Why do the Russians need to bother spreading disinformation when our own ­domestic sources do a much better job at it?

    We just went through a four-year national obsession with Kremlin disinformation. It supposedly swayed the 2016 election. It was “sowing divisions” in American society. It accounted for the discovery of Hunter Biden’s laptop during the 2020 election.

    Social-media companies were excoriated for allegedly letting Russian disinfo poison their networks and the American mind.

    There was nothing that some Russian operators — spending a pittance — couldn’t do. The former Time magazine managing editor and Obama State Department official Richard Stengel wrote a book titled “Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do About It.” According to Stengel, the Russians had mounted “an unprecedented attack against the very foundation of our democracy.”

    The Russians were amateurs, though. If they really knew what they were doing, they would spread rank lies about election ­reforms passed by a US state, make the deceptions so pervasive that the president of the United States would casually repeat them, unjustifiably dredge up memories of a terrible period of repression in America, relentlessly racialize the debate and intimidate corporate America into thoughtlessly entering the partisan fight and discrediting itself with a significant segment of the population.

    No, Russian trolls operating somewhere in St. Petersburg didn’t undertake this highly successful information operation against the Georgia election law — Stacey Abrams and her allies in media and politics did.

    If the Russians had the requisite skill, they would spread the false story that a talented American governor had sold out his citizens by letting a campaign contribution distort his distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, suppressing all facts to the contrary and stoking yet more conspiratorial thinking about the governor among his political opponents.

    The Russians couldn’t pull this off — yet “60 Minutes” did, in a laughably dishonest report over the weekend about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis using the most popular grocery-story chain in the Sunshine State to get the vaccine in the arms of Floridians.

    If the Russians were devious enough, they would take a God-awful mass shooting, ignore all the evidence about the perpetrator’s motives to define it as a crime driven by racial hatred and undermine faith in the local police and FBI when they presented the facts.

    The Russians couldn’t manage this, either — but a veritable army of media commentators and progressive politicians could. They ­insisted against the available evidence that the Atlanta spa shooter must have been driven by hatred of Asians, while Democratic senators openly dissented from the FBI ­director’s statement that the shooting wasn’t a hate crime.

    If the Russians had the power or know-how, they would spin a story of US law enforcement as a racist occupying force that should be resisted in “largely peaceful” protests all over the country, putting the cops on their back-foot and creating an environment of spiraling disorder and violence in some of the most iconic US cities.

    Of course, the Russians also had nothing to do with this — Black Lives Matter and the media did all the hard work and have largely managed to ignore the rising tide of crime that is undoing one of the signal domestic accomplishments of the last several decades.”

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  10. This is yet another example of how stupid the woke crowd is. So MLB moved the All Star Game out of Georgia because of a voting law that requires ID to absentee vote, and won’t allow food and water be given out by candidates or PACs.

    They decided on Colorado as an alternative site. Colorado also has voter ID reuirements and also bans the handing out of food and water.

    So what’s the difference you @#%^^%$#@% morons?

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/04/mlb-moves-all-star-game-to-colorado-a-state-with-voter-id-laws/

    “MLB Moves All-Star Game to Colorado, a State With Voter ID Laws

    Also: “Like GA, Colorado specifically outlaws electioneering/ campaign workers in campaign gear from handing out food and water to waiting voters.”

    “MLB moved the All-Star Game from Atlanta, GA, over the state’s new voting laws.

    The league chose Denver, CO, to host the game. A city with only a black population of 10% and a state with voter ID laws.

    Rob Manfred has been a joke since he took over for Bud Selig. He loves being a clown, doesn’t he?

    You can’t make this up at all.

    The left erupted because Georgia’s new law requires you to include your driver’s license number when you vote by mail. I wonder what it’s like in Colorado.

    The left is all about diversity. Atlanta, GA, is a great diverse city! How about Denver?

    Oh (emphasis mine): “All voters who vote at the polls must provide identification. If you are voting by mail for the first time, you may also need to provide a photocopy of your identification when you return your mail ballot.”

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  11. https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/supreme-court-justice-thomas-suggests-facebook-twitter-could-be-regulated-like-utilities_3763003.html

    “Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas appeared to signal that Big Tech firms could be regulated after Facebook and Twitter suspended President Donald Trump earlier this year.

    Thomas, considered a conservative on the high court, made the point during a 12-page submission as the Supreme Court issued an order that rejected a lawsuit over Trump’s blocking of certain Twitter users from commenting on his posts before his account was taken down. The Supreme Court said the lawsuit ultimately should be dismissed as Trump isn’t in office anymore and was blocked from using Twitter, coming after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled against Trump.

    “Today’s digital platforms provide avenues for historically unprecedented amounts of speech, including speech by government actors. Also unprecedented, however, is control of so much speech in the hands of a few private parties,” Thomas wrote Monday (pdf). “We will soon have no choice but to address how our legal doctrines apply to highly concentrated, privately owned information infrastructure such as digital platforms.””

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  12. Hmmmm…

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/chinese-officials-trying-to-dodge-covid-19-vaccinations-citing-health-reasons-leaked-documents_3763204.html

    “As the Chinese regime races to inoculate tens of millions through coercive policies and a propaganda blitz, some local officials are quietly dodging the shots themselves.

    Amid Beijing’s aggressive vaccine push, dozens of officials from parts of Liaoning, a province in northeastern China, have cited various health reasons not to take the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine, internal documents dated late March and obtained by The Epoch Times reveal.

    In a town called Xintai, located in the center of the province, only three out of 66 officials have gotten vaccinated, with another two on the registration list—showing a dismal willingness rate of less than 10 percent.

    Fifty government officers and those with the local judicial office and law enforcement gave reasons such as underlying illness, allergy, pregnancy, recent surgery, or a cold, according to a March 29 chart that summarizes the region’s vaccination efforts.

    Allergy stood out as the top reason, cited 22 times. Twenty people also cited high blood pressure while five mentioned diabetes—even though both are chronic diseases that would mark them as highly vulnerable to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.”

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  13. The media selectively edits? That’s not news — its been done since at least the Spanish American war. Many of the blogs you post along with FOX etc also edit. They edit to satisfy personal bias, to satisfy a demographic, to make it fit the page or time constraint or simply because they are lazy. There’s no conspiriacy, its not new and doesnn’t say anything about the quality of journalism.

    The use of Facebook and WhatsApp by migrants, refugees and human traffickers is an another thing that is not new. Syrian refugees used it to walk to Germany; Nigerians use it to cross the Sahara, and Central Americans use it to go north. Smart phones have changed not only normal tourism but also migration, legal or illegal. This was going on long before this adminstration.

    Clarence Thomas thinks social media and new media need to regulated? He’s part of a Supreme Court and political ideology that deregulated media in the first place. Now he wants regulation as the free market of ideas no longer favours his ideas.

    Chinese vaccine?? Gov’t officials are smart enough and corrupt enough to get their hands on EU or US vaccines — they don’t trust their own product. I’m sure they are vaccinated or will be just not with the Chinese version.

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  14. human dimorphism ie gender differences beyond gentilia is extemely limited in humans in comparision to other primates. Gender dysphoria is also present in other species as well as humans; The idea of two genders being very different and separate categories does not match reality.

    That being said, obviously, LGBQT issues are subject to the same market forces as any other group especially in a country dominated by private health care companies. The beauty of capitalism is it responds to needs and if there isn’t a real need, they will create a need — the profit motive is strong. Want to eliminate profit driving gender issues — advocate for non profit health care

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  15. The narrative I hear about Boulder and Atlanta is two shooters motivated by misogyny — a hatred of women. I think the idea the left is screaming its anti-Asian sentiment is an easy strawman for the right. I’m sure anti-Asian sentiment is at play but misogyny was a greater motivator.

    According to the police union, Sicknick died in the line of duty. Its somewhat amusing that those who support the “the thin blue line” and like Trump have stood by the thin blue line flags have sudden amensia of this support and now don’t trust the police. Its amazing how quickly people drop their allies once its not convienet.

    The continued minimization by the right of the events of Jan 6 indicate an idea of party above country, party over the police, party over the lives of others etc. Party and leader allegiance that overwhelming is not healthy for individuals and the body politic.

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  16. Speaking of editing;

    Colorado’s Voter ID law is different than Georgia — it allow for same day registration, and makes registration far easier. Apparently theres more in terms of differences. I find it interesting that Republicans basically acknowledge the change in voting rules was aimed at African Americans when they point Atlanta’s African American population compared to Denver.

    Right wing are also selective in the way they address the “water and food” provision. The law actually states “any person” yet right wing supporters continue to mention prohibiting political campaigning and political personells as forbidden to offer food and water. Almost all states prohibit active campaigning including offering bottled water but no one else prevents “any person” from offereing water. In the end this rule is based on the presupposition there will be line ups — the food and water clause would be unnecessary if they offered enough polls to prevent lines.

    Most amusing, McConnell was calling on corporations to stay out of politcs but quickly qualified it by saying they should still continued to donate to politicians. Vastly amused. Republicans don’t like corporations in politics but like corporate money in politics. They like letting the market decide but not when the market disagrees with their ideas. No ideas left except to remain perpetually aggrieved and in power.

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  17. “Democrats certainly have an interest in weaker election laws, but is that what their frenzy in Georgia is really about? Or is there another agenda at work — a more sinister, dangerous motive for the Left? According to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), this isn’t about the Peach State at all. It’s about every state. “This disinformation has a purpose,” he warned. And the only way to stop it is for every American to understand exactly what it is.
    “These people literally have been lying about what’s in [our] legislation to drive an agenda,” Governor Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) insisted on “Washington Watch.” Senate Republicans agree — and many, like McConnell, have been on guard for weeks, watching this misinformation campaign unfold and understanding exactly what’s behind it. “Washington Democrats want to pass a sweeping bill that would let them rewrite all 50 states’ election laws and turn the Federal Election Commission into a Democrat-run partisan body,” McConnell insisted. “This power grab is impossible to defend, so the Left wants to deflect. Instead of winning the debate, they want to silence debate by bullying citizens and entire states into submission.”
    That “sweeping bill” is H.R. 1, the absurdly-named For the People Act (which Republicans renamed the For the Corrupt Politicians Act). President Joe Biden and his party understand all too well that if Georgia succeeds at cleaning their election mess of 2020, other states will follow suit. Then what? Well, the Left can’t manipulate the election as easily, and their dreams about consolidating power permanently are — just that — dreams. If they could make an example out of Georgia, or at least make them feel the pain of their reforms, odds are that other states would be more reluctant to tackle their own reforms.
    So far, so not great for the Left. Governor Kemp has been unflinching in his response, and conservatives tired of playing defense have decided to go on offense — nationwide. That’s bad news for Biden’s party, Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) explains. “If they don’t put a line in the sand in Georgia and shame and hurt them for doing this, then it’s going to happen in other states.” That makes it a lot harder to take this crusade nationwide with H.R. 1. They were hoping this would “justify getting rid of the filibuster,” Waltz said, which would give them clear sailing to put H.R. 1 in place and “further that power grab. And that’s everything this is about.”
    He’s right. This is about changing the cultural and political landscape of America as we know it. What’s happening in Georgia is a big deal — that’s why they’re so desperate to stop it. “The filibuster is the canary in the coal mine,” Waltz warned, “because once it goes, then it’s [full steam ahead to] stacking the Supreme Court, going after the Electoral College. It’s [about] going after the fundamentals of our great republic.” If they succeed in lowering the bar in the Senate to 51 votes to pass legislation, he warned, there isn’t a single obstacle in the Democrats’ way. Every bad idea for this country, every extreme policy, would become law. “And this is why we truly have to toe the line. Stand firm. As we say in the Army, we’ve got to stand firm in the foxhole on this one.”
    As tempting as it is to get sidetracked by the blatant hypocrisy in Georgia (and there’s plenty), conservatives need to stay focused on the Left’s endgame. If anything, this over-the-top tantrum from the White House only proves how crucial this moment is. When Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki won’t answer the question about Biden’s double standard on Americans at the Beijing Olympics, it’s obvious that “they really don’t care about this issue,” Waltz said. Or their hypocrisy. If a democratically-passed voting integrity law is an “atrocity” to Biden (in a state he won), what about a communist regime that systematically tortures, rapes, and sterilizes its minorities?
    “They don’t care about human rights,” Waltz fumed. “They don’t care about these people… What they care about is fear-mongering over Georgia, labeling it as racist, labeling the filibuster as racist, and setting the conditions to drop the filibuster. H.R. 1 is really what this is all about. These are moving the chess pieces so that you get that federalized power grab [and] the entire country has to vote like California does.”
    But the jig is up, he warned. Americans’ eyes are open, and they’re sick of being preached to by woke corporate hypocrites. “…Coca Cola is getting its sugar from western China. Nike is getting its cotton from western China — and actively lobbied against a bill that would have restricted [their supply lines] there. Disney is filming in western China. But, you know, there are a million social justice movements here in the United States. [And these companies] are talking out of both sides of their mouth. We’re going to call them out, but they won’t change their behavior until we hit them on their bottom line. And that’s what conservatives need to do.”

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  18. HRW, you say, “Human dimorphism ie gender differences beyond gentilia is extemely limited in humans in comparision to other primates.” Is this something you have actually studied? I haven’t actually researched it, but I’ve spent a lifetime studying animals and I doubt it’s true, at least for the vast majority of primates. (Mandrills have a great degree of sexual dimorphism, spider monkeys almost none.) In some of the great apes there is a marked size difference, which would also I assume translate to a strength difference . . . but that’s really just one difference. Primates don’t have facial hair on just the males, for instance. Like humans, they’ll have social differences between the sexes, but nothing to the same extent. (For instance, primates don’t shop, wear makeup, or play football.)

    Men are taller and stronger and have more muscle, have deeper voices, have considerably more body and facial hair, generally do much better at some tasks and much worse at others than women. In general human culture is infinitely more complex than any animals’ social structure, and that in itself is going to bring more differences.

    And yes, it “matches reality” that male and female are distinct in nearly all instances. Certain fish can change their sex, some species of insects can lay eggs without males, and earthworms have both male and female parts. And birth defects can lead to intersex conditions. But male and female are distinct in nearly all animals. Any animal breeder can tell you that you need a male and a female dog to have puppies. I am quite active in the photo community on Flickr, and regularly amused that people will post photos of an insect, tell you it’s .3 millimeters long, and specify whether it’s male or female. Yet in our own species it’s supposed to be something that’s hard to determine and that people can change by deciding to.

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