13 thoughts on “News/Politics 4-22-21

  1. The FBI is overrun with useless lefties.

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    They’re conclusion here is total garbage.

    https://hotair.com/ed-morrissey/2021/04/21/did-fbi-really-conclude-that-2017-shooting-attack-on-house-members-was-suicide-by-cop-n384914

    “Did FBI really conclude that 2017 shooting attack on House members was “suicide by cop”?”

    “If so, small wonder they kept that idiotic take to themselves for the past four years. As Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) chided FBI director Christopher Wray, it doesn’t take 136 bullets aimed at members of Congress to generate a lethal police response. It also flies in the face of findings by other government agencies, Westrup said in a Thursday hearing upbraiding the FBI, as Politico reports this afternoon:

    A congressman who was on the baseball field during the 2017 shooting that nearly killed GOP Whip Steve Scalise says the FBI privately informed lawmakers it ruled the attack a “suicide by cop,” a designation he said downplayed the shooter’s apparently political motivation. …

    “Much to our shock that day, the FBI concluded that this was a case of the attacker seeking suicide by cop,” Wenstrup said. “Director, you want suicide by cop, you just pull a gun on a cop. It doesn’t take 136 rounds. It takes one bullet. Both the DHS and the (Office of the Director of National Intelligence) published products labeling this attack as a domestic violent extremism event, specifically targeting Republican members of Congress. The FBI did not.”

    As Kyle Cheney and Martin Matishak note, that opinion was not limited to the federal government. The commonwealth of Virginia conducted a use-of-force review, and prosecutors there also concluded that this was a case of domestic terrorism by a deranged radical nutcase. The facts outlined make the idea that this was merely an attempt to get shot look absurd:

    The evidence in this case establishes beyond a reasonable doubt that the suspect, fueled by rage against Republican legislators, decided to commit an act of terrorism as that term is defined by the Code of Virginia. See Va. Code §18.46.4.4 The suspect, using a lawfully-purchased assault rifle and handgun, ambushed a peaceful assembly of people practicing baseball and began to fire indiscriminately in an effort to kill and maim as many people as possible.

    As the suspect began to shoot at the people practicing, he was almost immediately engaged by SA Bailey, who entered the baseball field and returned fire at risk to his own safety. Bailey’s courageous act helped avert disaster by “pinning down” the suspect and apparently causing him to alter his plans.

    The suspect then walked south towards the area behind home plate to engage and to try to neutralize SA Bailey and SA Griner. The suspect continued to fire his assault rifle at Bailey and Griner from behind a position of cover. However, Griner and Bailey continued to engage the suspect, preventing him from freely moving about. Even after being seriously wounded, Griner managed to return fire and to help an injured person, Mr. Mika, who was lying next to the black SUV. Griner and Bailey willingly and courageously drew the suspect’s fire towards their position and thereby prevented him from focusing on the unarmed people hiding on the baseball field and in the dugouts. Griner and Bailey’s heroic actions also bought time for Alexandria Police to arrive on the scene and join the firefight.

    Does that sound like someone whose motive was just to get shot and killed? If that were the case, the perp wouldn’t have changed positions repeatedly to avoid fire and to find new shooting lanes to neutralize police fire. The Virginia report reaches the obvious conclusion about the shooter’s motives:

    The agents and police officers who engaged the suspect were confronted with a suspect who determinedly and repeatedly engaged in deadly force against a group of innocent, unarmed baseball players. When engaged by the agents and the responding Alexandria Police officers, the suspect trained his fire on them. The suspect’s intent, which can be clearly inferred from his conduct, was to shoot the agents and officers so that he could return to killing and maiming the unarmed people on the baseball field.

    This was so obvious, in fact, that prosecutor Bryan Porter had to include this statement as to why he conducted the review in the first place:

    The facts presented in this case are so clear-cut and so obviously required the agents and officers to use deadly force that one might question why my office even conducted this review. The answer is self-evident: the facts cannot be considered “clear-cut” until their totality is known and sufficiently analyzed.

    Apparently, there’s nothing so obvious that it can’t be obfuscated at some point. Wray never did explain how the FBI came to the “suicide by cop” conclusion, but he did note that he wasn’t at the FBI at the time. The acting director was Andrew McCabe, who arguably had a few political axes to grind by the summer of 2017 regarding Republicans.”

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  2. Wow.

    This is what happens when Dems run the show.

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  3. Jake’s a hack.

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    Yep.

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  4. They lie about everything.

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  5. She was a child!

    Trying to stab 2 other children…..

    The officer had no choice.

    FIFY.

    LANGUAGE WARNING!!!!

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  6. More lies from the media.

    “Caught Red-Handed: NBC News Busted for Editing Out a Crucial Detail in the 911 Call of the Ohio Shooting”

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/04/22/caught-red-handed-nbc-news-caught-editing-out-a-crucial-detail-in-the-911-call-o-n2588355

    “They cannot be this stupid, right? After CBS News was caught editing the bodycam footage of the police shooting of Adam Toledo in Chicago, which has also sparked outrage, NBC News decides to edit the 911 call concerning the officer-involved shooting in Ohio, where a 16-year-old was shot and killed after she tried to stab another person (via Columbus Dispatch):

    In an unprecedented move, Columbus police showed body camera footage of the shooting of a 16-year-old girl by a Columbus police officer just hours after the incident on the Southeast Side.

    The shooting, which happened about 20 minutes before a guilty verdict was announced in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd, prompted hundreds to protest at the shooting site and Downtown.

    The video shows an officer approaching a driveway with a group of young people standing there. In the video, it appears that the 16-year-old, identified now as Ma’Khia Bryant, who was moments later shot by police, pushes or swings at a person, who falls to the ground.

    Bryant then appears to swing a knife at a girl who is on the hood of a car, and the officer fires his weapon what sounds like four times, striking Bryant, who died a short time later.

    “It’s a tragic day in the city of Columbus. It’s a horrible, heartbreaking situation,” Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “We felt transparency in sharing this footage, as incomplete as it is at this time” was critical.

    Yeah, this word “appears” keeps popping up. It’s just another exercise in the liberal media being unable or unwilling, to tell the truth. ”

    “And the 911 caller is also very specific as to why she’s asking for police assistance prior to the shooting (via Fox News):

    A 911 caller alerted police that someone was “trying to stab us” before the fatal officer-involved shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who appeared to attack two other females with a knife on Tuesday.

    Police released new information about the case on Wednesday, including two 911 calls, the body-worn camera footage of three officers who responded to the call and the identity of the officer who pulled the trigger.

    The first 911 call came in at 4:32 p.m. The caller, who has not been identified by police, said amid a commotion in the background, “[indistinguishable]…trying to fight us, trying to stab us, trying to put their hands on our grandma. Get here now.”

    And for some reason, NBC News decided to edit out the stabbing portion in that 911 call. Nicholas Fondacaro of Newsbusters caught the outlet red-handed. It would seem CBS News learned from their Toldeo screw up. And ABC News also highlighted how Ms. Brown was armed during this melee which led to her death:”

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  7. I have to agree.

    “Trump’s Biggest Failure Was in Not Gutting the FBI”

    https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-kruiser/2021/04/22/the-morning-briefing-trumps-biggest-failure-was-in-not-gutting-the-fbi-n1441680

    “Trump Should Have Gone Scorched-Earth on the FBI”

    “Trump accomplished so much as president that I tend to gloss over the few things that I didn’t care for. The “drain the Swamp” refrain resonated with me because I truly believe that the federal bureaucracy has systemic rot that can only be fixed with a massive purge. That rot is bipartisan, too, and it is at the root of most of the ills plaguing this country.

    Bureaucracy is the devil. That’s my statement and I’m sticking to it.

    My dislike of the bureaucracy is one reason I never minded the high turnover in the Trump administration. I’m perfectly OK with bureaucrats not lingering in their jobs. When they do, they tend to become an integral part of whatever problem they thought they were going to Washington to fix.

    Trump’s promise to exorcise the rot was never fulfilled. A lot of that can be blamed on the fact that the very bureaucracy he wanted to transform was working against him 24/7.

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is one agency that could have used a thorough scrubbing from top to bottom from Trump. He looked like he was off to a good start when he got rid of the thoroughly execrable James Comey just three months after he took office.

    Things kind of stalled from there.”

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  8. NY Times journalist finally has a revelation….

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  9. Teachers need to get back to work in person. Vaccinate, wear a mask if you feel the need, and get to work.

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