Thursday, April 11, 2024

Want to Guess What the Media Missed Regarding This Officer-Involved Shooting in Chicago?

By Matt Vespa | Townhall.com

AP Photo/Matt Rourke

The dishonesty from the media continues to sink to absurd levels. On March 21, Dexter Reed was shot and killed by Chicago police after he fired on officers. It’s all on video. Reed fired first, which led to police returning fire. One officer was shot and injured by Reed. The media either obsesses about the 96 fired shots or buries the crucial detail that Reed fired first. The incident was a routine traffic stop, where Reed was pulled over for reportedly not wearing a seatbelt. Credit to NBC 5 Chicago, who had an accurate headline for this story: “Police fire nearly 100 shots in 41 seconds after man shot officer during traffic stop.” 

As the group stopped Reed, multiple officers surrounded his vehicle and, according to several bodycam videos, asked him to roll his windows down repeatedly. Officers then shouted at Reed not to roll the windows up and to unlock his doors. 

As they shout, Reed can be heard saying "OK, I'm trying to," with officers continuing to pull on the door handle and shouting for him to unlock the doors, some backing away and raising their firearms. 

In the videos, gunfire is heard as officers then take cover and several gunshots are fired in a matter of seconds. One officer falls away from the scene, with video showing blood dripping from his arm. 

"When Mr. Reed did not comply with these commands, officers pointed their firearms at Mr. Reed and ultimately there was an exchange of gunfire which left Mr. Reed dead and an officer shot in the forearm," COPA said in a release. 

According to COPA, the "review of video footage and initial reports appears to confirm that Mr. Reed fired first, striking the officer and four officers returned fire." 

Yet, what we’ve got from a host of people, some of whom are the usual suspects in ginning up false narratives, is that the police murdered Mr. Reed. Some have wondered whether the media is trying to create another George Floyd situation for this election season. The evidence is clear: Reed shot first and paid for it. The officer who was shot is expected to make a full recovery.  

I don’t want to hear about what a great kid he was—Reed was a wannabe cop killer, and now he’s six feet under where he belongs.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

11 ways Biden and his handlers are hell-bent on destroying America

By Victor Davis Hanson | Fox News

Former President Barack Obama and President Joe Biden

Why are those controlling President Biden using him to advance so much of a destructive agenda that it will likely end America as we know it?

If someone wished to destroy America, could he do anything more catastrophic than what we currently see and hear each day?

What would an existential enemy do that we have not already done to ourselves? 

Here are 11 now familiar steps to civilizational destruction:

1. Wipe out a 2,000-mile border. 

Allow 10 million foreign nationals to enter unlawfully. Have no audit of any; nullify all federal immigration laws. Let in toxic drugs that kill 100,000 Americans a year. Give free support to those millions who broke the law. Smear any objectors as racists and xenophobes.

2. Run up $35 trillion in national debt. 

Keep adding $1 trillion to it each 100 days. Defame anyone wishing to cut wild spending as cruel and inhumane.

3. Appease or subsidize enemies like Iran and China. 

Demonize allies like Israel. Allow terrorists to attack Americans without adequate response. See Islam as either similar or superior to Christianity. Make amends to leftist governments for supposedly past toxic American international behavior. Follow the lead of international agencies like the U.N., ICC and WHO to atone for past American neocolonial and imperialist behavior. Recede to second-tier international status, befitting American decline.

4. In a multiracial democracy, redefine identity only as one’s tribal affiliation. 

Ensure each identity group rivals the other for victimhood and the state spoils it confers. Reboot all political issues by race and sex oppressors and oppressed. Destroy all meritocratic standards of admission, retention, promotion and commendation.

5. Recalibrate violent crime as understandable, cry-of-the-heart expressions of social justice. 

Ensure no bail and same-day release for arrested, repeat violent felons. Empathize with the violent killer and rapist; ignore their victims, especially if they are slain police officers.

6. Emasculate the military by using non-meritocratic standards of race, gender, and sexual orientation to determine promotion and commendation.

Deliberately impugn as racists and insurrectionists the largest demographic in the military who in recent wars died at twice their numbers in the population — so that they leave or never join the military. Encourage retired high officers to slander their commander-in-chief. Cut the defense budget. Stop producing sufficient weapons, but leave billions of dollars’ worth of arms to terrorists.

7. Reinvent the justice system to indict, bankrupt, convict, jail and eliminate political opponents. 

Use ballot removal, impeachment, civil suits, and state and federal indictments rather than elections to defeat an opponent. Mob the homes of non-compliant Supreme Court justices, and attack them personally by name.

Supreme Court members

From left, Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Neil M. Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor and Clarence Thomas; Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.; and Justices Ketanji Brown Jackson, Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Elena Kagan and Brett M. Kavanaugh pose in the Justices Conference Room of the Supreme Court on Sept. 30, 2022. (Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States via Getty Images)

8. Encourage the fusion of the bureaucratic state with the electronic media to form a powerful force for political audit, surveillance, censorship and coercion. 

Marry the FBI to Silicon Valley and hire its contractors to warp the news and hound supposed enemies of the people.

9. Make war on affordable gasoline and natural gas. 

Substitute inefficient, unreliable and expensive wind and solar power, even as energy prices nearly bankrupt the middle class.

10. Marry late, but preferably not at all. 

Consider males toxic, especially boys. Have no children, or as few as possible. Otherwise, assure children they are entitled, and must be sheltered.  Raise them to have grievances against past generations and current norms.

Victor Davis Hanson

11. Turn world-class universities into indoctrination centers. 

Suspend the Bill of Rights on campuses. Train youth to graduate despising their own culture and civilization. Recruit foreign students from hostile nations to subsidize campus commissar bloat. Replace the curriculum with therapeutic propaganda. Ban the SAT/ACT and do not evaluate comparative high school GPAs. Ensure merit does not select the student body. Charge tuition higher than the rate of inflation. Bill the government when students default on their loans.

Why could those controlling the president be doing all of the above? 

1. They are delusional and think their socialist and globalist agendas are working and will save us.

2. They are raging nihilists who do not like the U.S. and deliberately want it destroyed as a service to the world. A ruined U.S. is preferable to a strong America.

3. They are Jacobin revolutionaries who are intentionally erasing the old United States as a prerequisite for creating an entirely new America that will arise from the ashes with no trace or even memory of its past.

4. They have no agenda. They are aimless fools and utter incompetents. These bunglers just wing it day-to-day, in response to what their radical media, academic and political masters dictate is necessary for them to retain power. They have no idea of the damage they are doing.

5. A bit of 1-3, but probably not 4.

There is cause for hope among this nihilist remaking of America: the people are fed up and will demand an accounting in the fall.

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

'Meh': Biden Met Lukewarm Reactions in Liberal College Town, and That Might Be Generous

By Matt Vespa | Townhall.com

AP Photo/Matt Kelley

Joe Biden is running into two major problems in his 2024 re-election campaign: people don’t know what he’s done because he hasn’t accomplished much, and young voters are infuriated over his position in the Israel-Hamas War. Forty percent are poorer than they were four years ago. Inflation remains inexcusably high. New employment is overwhelmingly in part-time work. We’re shipwrecked abroad, with the president thinking a floating pier in Gaza meant to deliver aid is a good idea. It’s a massive terror target, with our troops literally being sitting ducks. 

Biden lacks the political acumen and charisma that were some of the hallmark characteristics of his former boss, Barack Obama. Love him or hate him, people got excited about the first-term U.S. Senator from Illinois. We’re lucky we have term limits because Obama built a political coalition that was damn near unbeatable. College towns flocked to see Obama. With Biden, his presence is met with ‘meh’ feelings, groans, or outright anger due to the Gaza War. He doesn’t have it—he never did. It’s why his past two presidential efforts were disasters. These cities and towns used to be shoo-in territory for Democrats. They can no longer expect that this year (via NYT): 

If you want to be the president, you should probably win Wisconsin. 

And if you are a Democrat, there is a proven way to do that: Run up the numbers in Dane County, the fast-growing and deeply progressive swath of the state that contains Madison and the behemoth public university that carries the state’s name. 

President Biden’s trip on Monday to a technical college in Madison, where he announced a new plan to help pay off student loans, seemed to be part of an effort to build excitement around his re-election bid in a college town that has been a bright spot for Democrats, one seen as crucial to his victory in the state in 2020 and vital to his chances in November. 

“My district,” said State Senator Kelda Roys, a Democrat who represents much of Madison, “could potentially decide the fate of the free world.” 

But this year, amid signs of an enthusiasm gap among young voters and widespread anger on college campuses over the administration’s handling of Israel’s war in Gaza, college towns are emerging as a more complex battleground for Democrats. 

[…] 

Last week, when Wisconsin voters went to the polls in snow and rain for the now-very-much-effectively-over presidential primaries, nearly 50,000 people cast “uninstructed” votes on the Democratic side — meaning 8.3 percent of the state’s Democratic primary voters seemingly decided to use their ballots to protest the Biden administration’s support for Israel’s war in Gaza. 

That wasn’t enough to net the “uninstructed” voters any delegates to this summer’s Democratic National Convention, as “uncommitted” voters did in Michigan, where the protest movement was born. 

But it was enough to send a signal about voters’ discontent with Biden — particularly in a state that he won by just 20,682 votes in 2020. 

[…] 

The student Democrats here are hugely proud of how they turned out in droves in 2020, in the midterms and last year’s state Supreme Court election, which flipped the court to liberal control. They see themselves as tipping-point voters in a tipping-point state. 

But as they packed up their blue plastic tablecloths and empty cups of iced coffee, some of the activists expressed a current of worry, too. 

[…] 

A poll conducted by Della Volpe late last year found that young voters appeared less likely to vote in 2024 than in 2020, and a Times poll conducted this year found that young voters were the age group least likely to feel hopeful or excited about the election. 

 Given Biden’s age, there’s no ‘fountain of youth’ moment ahead. If young people feel lukewarm about him, that will remain the case. They’re also more focused on the war in Gaza than student debt relief. They don’t care. Biden is scraping at the bottom of the barrel concerning legislative achievements because he has none, other than a COVID omnibus that sent inflation spiraling. Ironically, some of that money hasn’t been spent, and it could be diverted toward good infrastructure projects, like rebuilding the Francis Scott Key Bridge. However, there is no doubt that the delivery will be botched. Biden already likened himself to the families of the six workers killed in that bridge collapse because he too lost a son, Beau Biden, who the president exploits for political points in the unseemliest ways. 

The Biden administration touted the anniversary of Obamacare—why? That’s not even a Biden legislative accomplishment. it’s Obama’s. Biden said it was a “big f**king deal.” Yeah, and you, as vice president, did nothing. Your job, besides maintaining your pulse, was to shore up the more traditional wings of the Democratic Party about having a young, inexperienced black man at the top of the ticket. 

You’re trying to retread the Obama days. It won’t work. You’re trying to keep the Obama coalition together—it’s already in tatters. It’s truly Trump’s election to lose at this point, given the chaotic mess that’s been bestowed upon us by a cabinet that is grossly unqualified and incompetent. And we haven’t even delved into how illegal immigration, the loss of operational control at the southern border, and the spike in crimes from these illegal animals will impact the race. They’re all coming into deep blue havens, creating havoc, and committing the most preventable of crimes if we abide by the simple rule of deporting people who shouldn’t be here, an alien concept in today’s Democratic Party. 

When Democrats are suspect about college towns in 2024, you know they have a candidate that can’t hack it.

Monday, April 08, 2024

Trump's Announcement on Life

By Sasha Stone | Substack.com

Trump’s announcement of his support of IVF and abortion (exceptions for rape, incest, and the life of the mother).

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Sunday, April 07, 2024

If Donald Trump Is So Bad, Why Do Democrats Have To Lie About Him?

By Derek Hunter | Townhall.com

AP Photo/Mike Roemer

Donald Trump is Hitler. I know it’s true because I saw it on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow said it. She wouldn’t lie, would she? Not only that, the President of the United States said it, and he wouldn’t lie, would he? Of course they would, it’s what they do. But more than the fact that they would is the fact that they have to. Democrats have soiled the sheets – taking the country from a booming economy to one where you can’t walk out of a grocery store for less than $80 is something so horrible you almost have to try to do it. You can’t run on that level of incompetence, so you have to try to convince people that the other guy is somehow worse. Since there is no unit of measure by which the economy under Donald Trump was worse than it is under Joe Biden, lying is absolutely required. 

And Democrats will lie about anything. The “very fine people” lie about Charlottesville was one of their first and, in spite of it being exposed as a complete and total load of Biden, the President repeats it every chance he gets. Maybe he’s too senile to know he’s lying, but his history of making things up suggests otherwise.

“Trump colluded with Russia” is another example. It’s weird how questioning election results is only a “crime” when a Republican does it, but pioneers in the field – Democrats dating back to 2000 – are heroes standing up for democracy. George W. Bush stole both 2000 and 2004, and he’s “not my President” is required for tenure at most universities, but questioning the legitimacy of Biden is a “threat to democracy.” The 2008 and 2012 elections were legit, but not 2016 because Russia, we’re told, spent a couple of thousand dollars on Facebook ads. In other words, the election was “stolen” for the cost of a “donation” to buy a private meeting with Hillary and Bill Clinton. 

The 2018 gubernatorial election in Georgia was stolen too, because 50,000 duplicate names and names of dead people were removed from the voter rolls, according to conspiracy theorists. The funny thing is, the Democrat lost by almost 55,000 votes, so even if she would have received every single one of those “disenfranchised voters” who didn’t exist, she still would have lost by 5,000. But we aren’t dealing with people who engage in reality, we’re dealing with Democrats.

We’re dealing with people who take a 7-second clip of Donald Trump and lie about it, saying he’s calling all illegal aliens “animals,” when the whole quote shows clearly he’s referring to the man who beat an American woman to death to the point that he disfigured her skull. Officially, Democrats have lied about what Trump has said about the murderer of Laken Riley more times than Joe Biden has correctly said her name, which isn’t hard since the only time he’s ever attempted to say her name was a rehearsed moment in the State of the Union Address when he said “Lincoln Riley” twice while literally holding up a button that read “Laken Riley: Say Her Name.” 

Joe Biden is as bad of a person as he is a father and grandfather (especially to the granddaughter they acknowledged once in a statement and immediately returned to ignore and not even counting in their number of grandchildren), with a history of lying about anything that suits his needs at any given moment

You expect that from politicians; they’re politicians, after all. But you might expect a little more from the people who insist they “speak truth to power” in the media. You’d be wrong. 

The network that won’t run a Trump victory speech or press conference because “he might lie” will not question any of Joe Biden’s lies. The participate in them. Trans Harry Potter and his third wife on Morning Joe, who collectively have less integrity than a silicone sex doll (though, ironically, more silicone), parrot anything this administration says like someone is just off camera with a gun to the head of their children. Actually, they probably care more about Biden than they do their children, why else would they humiliate themselves so often and openly? 

If you watch MSNBC you will come away dumber, which is probably why it appeals to Joe Biden. They both present themselves as though they’re Jeopardy champions when the reality is they’re third-place finisher who wins no money on Wheel of Fortune. 

But the joke is on us – they’re getting paid and Biden is President. And if they have to lie to maintain that dynamic, so be it. 

Make no mistake, however, they do have to lie to maintain it. There is no unit of measure to show the country is better off under Biden than it was under Trump. Gas prices are up, food prices are up, wars are breaking out and expanding, the border is being flooded, and so on and so on. The best Democrats can do is compare the best numbers the Biden administration can cook up to the worst numbers of the Trump presidency, and even those, that were artificially low thanks to the pandemic, barely make their case.

That leaves Democrats with straight-up lies. You’d think you wouldn’t have to lie about an opponent who is singularly horrible in every respect, but they have to, which tells you something. 

On the other hand, all Republicans have to do is remind people of their electric bill, the last time they filled their car (or that Democrats are going to force them to buy a new, very expensive electric one soon), their rent, mortgage rates, war, everything…

Democrats have to lie, it’s all they have. But “You don’t know how good you’ve got it” is one hell of a mountain to climb in an election campaign. That’s why they’re coupling it with “The other side is Hitler,” even though, in addition to their mutual affinity for hatred of Jews, Hitler and the Nazis were progressive leftists too. 

That the truth is not helpful to Democrats tells you a lot. Actually, it tells you everything you need to know, and it’s exactly why they lie all the time, about everything.

Saturday, April 06, 2024

Elderly Woman Convicted for Praying In Capitol On J6, But Illegal Aliens Can Break Into the U.S.

By Sarah Arnold | Townhall.com

AP Photo/John Minchillo

Illegal immigrants storm the U.S.-Mexico border, invade American communities, and commit crimes— yet they are rewarded with free healthcare, housing, and pre-paid debit cards. 

However, a 71-year-old woman is sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to pay fines of more than $200,000 just for praying in the Capitol building on January 6, 2021— only for 10 minutes. 

Rebecca Lavrenz, known as the J6 praying grandma on social media, was convicted Thursday after nearly 26 hours of deliberation by a 12-member jury. 

According to federal court records, she was charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly conduct inside a restricted building with the intent to disrupt government proceedings, disorderly conduct on Capitol property, and picketing or demonstrating in the Capitol. 

However, court documents reveal that all Lavrenz did was follow a group of people into the building, went up a flight of stairs, spoke to a Capitol police officer, and then left the building.

Lavrenz said that when she went inside the Capitol for just 10 minutes with a group of other rally-goers, saying that she “felt God’s presence on me.”

“The whole reason I went to the Capitol was to pray,” she told The Gazette. “I didn’t get into this for myself, I was there to stand up for my country. God led me to go there and into the building to stand up for my First Amendment rights to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Former President Donald Trump weighed in on the unconstitutional and unfair treatment of the woman, referring to Lavrenz as “one of Joe Biden’s J6 HOSTAGES!!”

Trump claimed that she has been “unfairly targeted” by the corrupt Biden Justice Department. In a Truth Social post, the 2024 presidential candidate included a link to a website where Lavrenz is trying to raise $100,000 for a legal-defense fund.

As of Thursday, the woman has raised nearly $32,000 for her legal expenses. 

She would have been the first person in a jury trial to be acquitted of charges related to Jan. 6 if Lavrenz had not been found guilty. 

“I’m going to make my voice so loud that if they try to put me in prison to shut it up, it won’t work,” she said. 

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What the hell is happening in America???!!! Illegals who broke into our country aren’t in prison. Joe & Hunter Biden sold the country out to China. They aren’t in prison. BLM protesters who torched our cities didn’t go to prison. But a grandma who prayed in our Capitol on January 6 gets one year in prison!!! This is too much. Is there not ONE Democrat who will say this is wrong?!
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🚨 BREAKING: A Washington DC jury just found the “praying grandma” Rebecca Lavrenz guilty on all 4 counts. She faces a year in prison.