BLACK POLICE OFFICER'S VIDEO GOES VIRAL
As the protests that started with George Floyd’s death have devolved into street violence, looting and anti-American, pro-communist radicals setting up their own police-free “autonomous zones” that resemble sets from a "Terminator" movie, I have repeatedly pointed out that opposing that garbage is not the same thing as supporting racism. Indeed, those “protesters” are largely white, college-indoctrinated Antifa types who have hijacked legitimate protests. They claim to be defending black people while actually destroying their neighborhoods and keeping police out of them, even as black residents are begging for more police protection. They are, in short, exhibiting the worst kind of “white privilege” by claiming to speak for black Americans while utterly discounting what they are really saying.
Nowhere has this level of obnoxious leftist “white privilege” been more clearly on display than in the sickening video of white, purple-haired gender studies majors screaming racial epithets into the faces of African-American police officers and telling them they are traitors to their race. They are only “brave” enough to do this because they know that leftist mayors have ordered the police to just stand there and take it. Whenever police have been given the go-ahead to do their jobs and clear out their rats’ nests, these “social justice warriors” respond by whining like whipped puppies.
I think many Americans of all races have just about reached the limits of their patience with these tragic results of helicopter parenting, which explains why this video clip of black Portland police officer Jakhary Jackson has gone viral. Finally, at long last, someone is brave enough to speak up against the ignorant loudmouths who know nothing about history and who have never experienced racism themselves, yet they’ve hijacked the issue. They cover themselves with “Black Lives Matter” logos and scream at other people about their racism, even as they block black citizens from speaking and scream racist insults into the face of black cops.
This is a must-watch video. I’d like to hear more from Officer Jackson. How about putting him on some of the cable TV networks instead of the racists hiding behind the mask of anti-racism warriors?
ACCURATE NUMBERS PLEASE
Despite what the media may claim, demanding accurate numbers about the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus does not mean that you’re a “science denier” who thinks it isn’t real or that people shouldn’t take measures to avoid it. It’s actually those who overstate the numbers and report them incorrectly who are doing the most to undermine public trust in government health guidelines.
For instance, many of us questioned the reported hospitalization rates because of claims that patients who tested positive were being listed as COVID-19 hospitalizations even if they had no symptoms and were actually in the hospital for a nose job. Likewise, there are reports of people listed as coronavirus deaths, even if they came to the hospital with some other life-threatening condition and contracted the virus there.
There have also been outright screw-ups, such as the Florida labs that only reported positive tests, so that a positive test rate of 9.4% got reported as 98% positive. And in Texas, 3,000 reported confirmed cases had to be removed from state records because they were only “probable” cases.
But this one is really stretching the limits of credulity: it was revealed that someone listed as a COVID-19 fatality in the Florida records actually died in a motorcycle accident. Did he sneeze on the inside of his helmet visor and blind himself? Because that’s the only way a motorcycle crash could be blamed on a flu-like virus.
LIBERAL V. CONSERVATIVE
Former comedian Chelsea Handler posted a tweet of herself duplicating a photo of Ivanka Trump, only instead of holding a can of Goya beans, she was holding Rosarita brand beans. She captioned it, “If you want your beans without a side of racism, try other brands. I am.”
She was quickly ripped apart by commenters on Twitter who pointed out:
1. Leftists like her are attacking the CEO of Goya for praising President Trump for signing an initiative that will boost employment for minorities.
2. Goya is a family-owned Hispanic food company founded by Spanish immigrants and which employs thousands of Hispanic workers. Rosarita is a brand name used by agricultural corporation Conagra, headquartered in Chicago.
3. Conagra has also partnered with Ivanka Trump in releasing their Health Choice lunch products.
Normally, I just ignore most silly tweets by leftist celebrities as not being real news (to quote Lou Grant from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” when I see a duck, I expect it to quack.) But I wanted to point this one out for several reasons. It’s especially dumb, the responses were so amusing, it shows why I have writers who do actual research (and BTW, they live in Texas and always have Goya products in their pantry), but most of all to point out how badly the clueless “boycott” of Goya foods by liberal celebrities who’ve probably never even tasted their products (or wouldn’t know if they had – how many of them do their own grocery shopping?) has backfired.
Casey Harper started a GoFundMe page to counter the boycott threat by raising money to buy Goya foods for local food banks. His initial goal was $10,000. As of this writing, the fund has topped $304,000, thanks to so many other Americans being fed up -- not with delicious Mexican food but with intolerant leftists trying to “cancel” anyone who dares to disagree with them.
The amount is so large, Harper has now met with Goya executives who are helping him purchase the foods directly at the best rates, so the most food can be distributed to a number of food banks. He says the first order will be about 40,000 pounds of food given to a food bank in Arlington, Virginia, and he’s heard that the manager is “jumping with joy.” If you’d like to keep that bandwagon rolling, here’s the GoFundMe page again.
So while leftists preen and virtue-signal about how much they care about the poor by voting for people who will take other people’s money and call anyone who objects racist, Trump supporters put up their own money to show support for a Hispanic-owned company and actually feed the poor.
Sounds like a pretty good distillation of the past 70 years’ worth of liberal vs. conservative policies.
Thanks to people being stuck at home, a supplier of pet chickens in New York says business is up by 260 percent. Keeping chickens gives kids something to do, it provides fresh eggs, and some people find it soothing in unnerving times.
Speaking as a kid from a small town/rural background, let me give you some tips if you’re thinking of becoming a proud, Big Apple chicken keeper. Make sure your hens are secure from feral cats, stray dogs, birds of prey and other predators. Study up on the subject before you take the leap (you don’t want to be like your Mayor, whose grasp of what farmers actually do is worse than Oliver Douglas on “Green Acres.”) And keep your chicken population down to two or three. If wearing a breathing mask makes you nervous, trust me: you will not be able to clean out a coop that has 50 or so chickens in it without one. In fact, if you have to clean out that kind of chicken coop, you might want to invest in scuba tanks.