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- Bible Verse of the Day - John 14:27 KJV
- No Surprise
- Not in Alabama
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Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:27 KJV
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RIP Bob Beckel
I’m sorry to have to report that Democratic political adviser and commentator Bob Beckel died Monday at 73.
One of the original members of Fox News’ “The Five,” Beckel was an old-style liberal who defended his center-left views but believed in finding common ground and that politics didn’t have to mean hating someone who disagrees with you. That was clear from the tributes to him by conservatives such as Cal Thomas and Sean Hannity, who called Beckel a “dear friend” and said Beckel had a key to his house and his kids called him “Uncle Bill.” Laura Ingraham called him a liberal you could fight with, then have a laugh after.
Sadly, most of today’s liberals not only don’t laugh after having a fight with conservatives, they seemingly never laugh at all, or even talk to anyone with different views. Tulsi Gabbard is a rare exception.
I know many of my readers weren’t fans of Bob Beckel, but as long as there are going to be liberals, I wish more of them were like him.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since I’ve been making this point ever since leftists got into office and started legalizing crime and defunding police in the name of “racial equity,” but it's now confirmed that the most common victims of those high-crime policies are the same as the victims of the BLM/Antifa “racial justice” riots: African-Americans. They saw their businesses looted and burned, their homes destroyed, and they got none of the money raked in by BLM to help them rebuild.
Now, even the New York Times has run an essay detailing the way the surge in crime under “progressive” DA’s is disproportionately harming black people. For instance, in New York City, from 2019 to 2021, murders went up 52% and shootings 104%. And despite being a small percentage of the population, black New Yorkers were the victims in 65% of murders and 74% of shootings.
The people responsible for these policies love branding others as racists. But what would they call a group of people who champion policies that result in destroying black neighborhoods and murdering innocent black people? They’d probably accuse them of being in the KKK, until they realized they were looking in a mirror.
Rhetorically Gutting John Oliver’s Arguments like a Trout
Some people think they’re very informed about current events and prove it by sharing clips of late night “comedians” dispensing leftist talking points that are no more “facts” than they are jokes. Some of the most insufferable clips come from John Oliver, who’s made a career out of smug-splaining. On his most recent show, he decided to lecture all us Neanderthals on how Critical Race Theory is just a legal concept that’s only taught on the graduate school level and isn’t in lower grades at all, and that all the backlash over it is just due to us misinformed rump-scratchers who watch Fox News.
I could list the many ways in which he got this wrong, from school boards that publish guidelines explicitly including CRT to his logical inconsistency in denying that it exists while accusing its critics of exaggerating it by citing only the worst examples. If it doesn’t exist, how could there be ANY examples? Fortunately, I don’t have to because anti-CRT campaigner Christopher Rufo, who was specifically attacked by Oliver, responded quite well. Then Andrew Follett wrote an epic twitter thread that guts Oliver’s arguments like a trout.
Definition of a Defamation Lawsuit
We already know, courtesy of the attorneys for Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, that falsely calling someone a racist and white supremacist isn’t legally actionable because it’s just a personal opinion and isn’t necessary fact-based (surprise, surprise!) But what about publicly branding someone a racist and a white supremacist AND a murderer, even after he’s been acquitted? Is that grounds for a defamation lawsuit?
Some celebrities and news figures may be about to find out, thanks to Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyers.
A leader of the Canadian truckers’ protest finally got a bail hearing, five days after being arrested.
Yep, holding protesters in jail for inordinate lengths of time without a bail hearing or formal charges is definitely a sign that you are dealing with a despotic regime. Too bad he didn’t just commit a carjacking or an armed robbery. Then he could’ve been out the next morning with no bail.
Not in Alabama
Crime is surging in blue states, but not in Alabama, and here’s a clue why:
11-year-old Chris Gaither of Talladega was home alone when a man broke into the house and started robbing it. Chris grabbed a 9mm handgun and told him to leave or he’d kill him. The intruder apparently didn’t think he was serious or it wasn’t a real gun, and ignored him. So Chris started firing. One bullet went through the burglar’s loot bag and into his leg. Chris said, “And he started crying like a little baby.”
At last report, police were still searching for the man, who is believed to have broken into that same house before. But I bet he won’t do it again. Chris has this message for him: “I hope you learned your lesson for trying to come to this house and steal stuff.”
Personally, I hope the next “Home Alone” sequel is set in Alabama.
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