A WARZONE IN CHICAGO
Early Wednesday, in a scene that was described as resembling a war zone, an SUV opened fire on mourners outside a funeral home in Chicago. It then sped off, crashed and the occupants fled in multiple directions, leaving behind 15 people wounded and bleeding on the ground. The victims were taken to hospitals, where at least nine are listed in serious condition.
This is just the latest in an escalating series of violent acts and shootings in Chicago. Under Mayor Lori Lightfoot, violence has spiraled so far out of control that the Chicago president of the Fraternal Order of Police, John Catanzara, wrote to President Trump, pleading with him for federal assistance to restore order and protect the citizens.
When Lightfoot heard about it, she called Catanzara “unhinged,” but he said if you could see the texts she sent him, you’d know she’s the one who is “unhinged, unprofessional, childish" and “really pathetic for the leader of a city.” He said Lightfoot has a “Napoleon complex” and is “running the Titanic into an iceberg intentionally.” He explained, "The bold[ness of criminals] is there because they know there are no consequences…The justice system in Cook County is totally broken all the way from President Preckwinkle [down]...They have no idea what real justice is, [there] is basically the bloodbath in the street as a result."
For her part, Mayor Lightfoot seems to think the possibility of Trump sending in federal troops to restore law and order is a bigger threat than the gangster death squads mowing down innocent citizens. She called Trump a dictator and declared, “Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents.”
News flash, Mayor Lightfoot: your residents are already being terrorized, and Donald Trump had nothing to do with it. As of July 11th, 1901 people have been shot in Chicago so far this year (that was 11 days ago, so of course, the number is now larger.) That’s 550 more than at this point in 2019. By July 11, 2016, there had been 2,137 shootings in Chicago, and that was six months before Trump was even inaugurated as President.
If you’re looking for a common denominator for those years of mindless, unconscionable crime and violence, I’d point to the fact that Chicago’s last Republican mayor left office in 1931. Let’s all pray that you are Chicago’s last Democratic mayor for at least as long.
CONSERVATIVE CONTENT DISAPPEARS FROM GOOGLE
Tuesday, a number of conservative news sites, including Breitbart, RedState, The American Conservative, The Daily Caller, Human Events and more, suddenly discovered that their content had briefly disappeared from Google, the #1 Internet search engine used by 90% of people worldwide.
Google blamed the incident on a “glitch” that they are investigating, but didn’t elaborate on what that glitch might be that would strike only conservative sites. However, it’s hardly surprising, since virtually every “glitch” or “mistake” that takes down content on one of the major social media or search sites just purely by coincidence happens to affect conservatives only.
However, former Google engineer Mike Wacker told Mediaite that he suspects the outages inadvertently exposed something more nefarious:
“It appears to have revealed the existence of another blacklist that disproportionately targets conservatives. The glitch is that sites on this blacklist disappeared from Google search results, but the existence of the list is very much by design. And that raises a major question: Why was this blacklist created in the first place, and what else is it used for?”
That also brings up the question of whether this was actually a “glitch” or just a dry run? Either for blacklisting conservative sites altogether, or perhaps for a planned “glitch” that just might “accidentally” remove all conservative news for, say, 72 hours before the election.
Read the article linked from The American Conservative, which includes chilling information about how Google gathers data on users and the potential for misusing it, not merely to tailor advertising messages but to control what information and political commentary people see in order to mold their opinions to fit those that Google’s leftist owners believe are the only valid views that deserve to be heard. And then consider writing your Congress person to demand investigations and action to break up these hyper political monopolies.
If you need their phone numbers, emails and addresses, just look them up on DuckDuckGo.com, the Google alternative that doesn’t track you.
BABY LIVES MATTER
Since Black Lives Matter has hijacked the legitimate protests over George Floyd’s death, it seems that turnabout is fair play. So a pro-life activist in Salt Lake City painted a “Baby Lives Matter” mural outside the local Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.
Naturally, leftists like a former aide to Elizabeth Warren are claiming this shows Trump (?) is a racist because co-opting the phrase “Black Lives Matter” to oppose abortion really means “White Babies’ Lives Matter.” Which may be the dumbest thing I’ve heard since I was told that Elizabeth Warren was a Native-American.
For the record, and this is something I’ve preached about many, many times: legalized abortion has represented a genocide against babies, but particularly black babies. In fact, I said it as recently as the July 8th newsletter, so I’ll just quote myself from two weeks ago to knock down that idiotic claim that opposing abortion just means protecting white babies:
“…79% of (Planned Parenthood) abortion clinics are located within walking distance of minority communities. Blacks are less than 13% of the US population, but black woman obtain about 36% of all abortions. They are five times more likely to get an abortion than white women. Each year in New York City, thousands more black babies are killed in abortion clinics than are born alive. 19 million black babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade, more than the number of deaths of blacks due to AIDS, violent crimes, accidents, cancer, and heart disease combined. That makes abortion the leading cause of death among black people. If abortion hadn’t been legalized, the US black population would be 36% larger today.
So when Planned Parenthood piously tweets out its support of Black Lives Matter, it makes one almost wish there were a Nobel Prize for Hypocrisy. If there is any large organization in America that genuinely targets black people for destruction, it’s Planned Parenthood, a group for whom black lives are literally disposable.”
CONSERVATIVES USE THE LEFT'S TACTICS AGAINST THEM
When leftists were perfecting “lawfare” and weaponizing the legal system to try to hogtie conservative government initiatives that the people voted for, they probably never imagined that the civil lawsuit tactic would ever be turned against them. That’s one of the biggest advantages the right has over the left: Leftists always go for immediate gratification and never consider the longterm consequences, as you can tell by looking at what happens in any place where they have power for a long period of time (again, last Republican Mayor of Chicago left office in 1931.)
And so, after several years of President Trump having to deal with activist lawyers and federal judges, the genuine would-be dictators of America, the leftist mayors and Governors of deep blue states who impose capricious and unconstitutional coronavirus rules or who order the police to stand down and do nothing as violent anarchists riot, loot and burn, are finding themselves the targets of a weapon they thought they owned exclusively: lawsuits. From churches to individuals to coalitions of business owners in riot-plagued cities, the lawsuits against Democratic officials for epically failing to do their jobs of protecting the public and obeying the Constitution are starting to come thick and fast. And they’re very likely to succeed, since the officials are so obviously in defiance of the laws, the Bill of Rights and their oaths of office.
Maybe this is a sign that they’re finally starting to get the message. In Redwood City, California, near San Francisco, city officials allowed “Black Lives Matter” to be painted on a prominent city street and even supplied the paint at taxpayer expense. So a local Trump supporter told them she believes in the First Amendment and everyone’s right to express their views publicly, so she asked for equal time and permission to paint “MAGA 2020” right next to it.
Perhaps smelling a First Amendment lawsuit in the making, the liberal city officials suddenly decided that the “Black Lives Matter” mural was causing a distraction that made it a traffic hazard and had it scrubbed off – late at night, under cover of darkness, of course.
The Washington Post might think that “Democracy dies in darkness,” but sometimes, rationality is restored there.