SENATOR PAUL CALLS FOR FBI INVESTIGATION
Sen. Rand Paul is calling for an FBI investigation and arrests into the radical leftists that threatened all of us leaving the White House last Thursday, and that he believes would have killed him and his wife if the police hadn’t come to their rescue.
Fatuous media figures tried to dismiss Paul’s concerns as overblown (easy for them; they weren’t there – apparently, they think if they cover for the wolves, they’ll be eaten last.) But as if to tragically prove that Paul was absolutely correct, Saturday in Portland, a man at a pro-Trump rally was shot in the chest and killed. The BLM radicals were caught on video cheering a woman who yelled, “I am not sad that a (bleeping) fascist died tonight!” She and all those who cheered murder should be sad, however, that they have lost their souls and allowed their sense of humanity to be dissolved by vicious political hatred that dehumanizes their opponents.
The horrific killing made the media look even worse than usual, if that’s possible. Those who have been denying that the violence existed looked like the fools they are. Those who tried to blame it on Trump looked both foolish and desperate. But perhaps the worst of all were those who subtly tried to imply that the victim had it coming by describing him as a member of a fringe “right-wing” group. Last week in Kenosha, two violent members of the left-wing fringe group BLM were shot dead while allegedly trying to assault Kyle Rittenhouse. Did they have it coming? If so, then why is Rittenhouse facing murder charges? He can at least argue that he acted in self-defense. He didn’t just target someone for cold-blooded murder, like the leftist thug in Portland.
President Trump has been holding off on sending federal troops to these cities because he doesn’t want to take the drastic step of invoking the Insurrection Act. But the useless mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, now has even more blood on his hands for allowing this madness to go on until innocent people are being murdered in his city’s streets just for expressing their political views. I hope the feds prosecute that as a federal hate crime to insure that the perpetrator faces the full force of the law, since I have zero faith that this will happen in Portland. Meanwhile, if an organized radical group operating across state lines to overthrow the government by murdering American citizens is not insurrection, then what is?
And yes, these are not “local grassroots protesters.”
They’re an organized and well-funded anti-American criminal/terrorist group. An FBI investigation might uncover who’s doing the organizing and the funding, and then the RICO Act could come into play.
VOTERS SHOULD MAKE DEMOCRATS ANSWER FOR THE VIOLENCE
President Trump is planning to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, tomorrow, and the state’s Democrat Gov. Tony Evers is requesting that he not. In a letter, Evers wrote, "I am concerned your presence will only hinder our healing.” Yes, we’ve all seen the “healing” on our TV screens.
Evers is the latest in a growing line of Dem politicians, including the mayors of Seattle, Portland and Chicago, who would like to blame the out-of-control violence in their cities on Trump. They refuse his help, insisting he only makes things worse, then they proceed to make things 100 times worse all by themselves.
These arrogant know-nothings remind me of a story by the great humorist James Thurber. He once wrote of his aunt, a very headstrong woman who ran a large farm, who decided that she didn’t need any help fixing the broken milking machine; she could do it herself. An hour or so later, she had it dismantled and had no idea how to reassemble it, but she just kept making it worse and cursing and sweating until she finally screamed at her farmhands, “Why won’t somebody take this #!%& thing away from me?!!”
That’s the question these Democrat mayors and Governors should be asking. The voters should answer it for them by taking away their power over things they have no idea how to control.
CHINESE VIRUS UPDATE
Over the weekend, the CDC quietly (but I’ll bet not as quietly as they’d hoped) “updated” the death figures on the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus. The media have been reporting with panic and alarm every new level, until now we’ve surpassed 180,000 deaths in the US (all of them somehow President Trump’s fault, of course, even the huge percentage who died after blue state Governors forced their nursing homes to take in coronavirus patients.)
But hold on, there’s a slight correction to that figure. It turns out there were far more comorbidities than we were led to believe. Out of 161,392 deaths in the CDC database at the time of the study, 94% died of more than one cause. In fact, these victims had an average of 2.6 other causes of death or conditions in addition to the virus, such as flu or pneumonia, respiratory disease, heart disease, diabetes or obesity.
Now, here’s the really shocking part: when you factor out all the deaths from multiple causes to discover just how lethal COVID-19 is by itself to otherwise healthy people, you find that only about 6% of the casualties were due to the virus alone. That’s about 9700 deaths. Last year’s seasonal flu killed over 3-1/2 times more people. You might recall that we didn’t shut down the economy and nail all the churches shut over that.
It’s looking increasingly as if the massive economic shutdown might have been a catastrophic mistake and that a more effective policy would have been encouraging basic safety measures for the majority while only shielding those who were at the greatest risk.
And as long as we’re on the subject of how everything we know about the Chinese virus is wrong (except that it really did come from China), the New York Times reports that potentially 90% of people who tested positive for it had such small amounts of the virus in their systems that they weren’t contagious and didn’t need to quarantine or do contact tracing. But they created a bottleneck that possibly kept serious cases from being identified.
So if all that overtesting is creating deadly delays, what is the New York Times’ solution? As Bronson Stocking at Townhall.com reports, it’s “more testing!”
Once again, there's another tragic story of a heroic police officer in St. Louis being shot in the head and murdered. This doesn’t appear to be politically-motivated, but I would be very surprised if the overall atmosphere of disrespect and hatred for police, the dehumanizing rhetoric aimed at them and the tolerance of violence against them didn’t play some part in it.
BY ALL MEANS VOTE FOR BIDEN IF YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT THIS...
I saw a poll quoted over the weekend, claiming that suburban women heavily prefer Biden over Trump. I wonder if that’s accurate, or how recent it may be? I've always heard that the so-called “soccer mom” vote was primarily based on which candidate made them feel safest. I cannot imagine anyone thinking that’s the Democrats and Joe “I suddenly decided that rioting and assault are not altogether good things” Biden.
Kurt Schlichter has one of his typically blunt articles on a subject I’ve been addressing here for a long time, and that is how, in the identity grievance group pyramid that is the modern Democratic Party, women are now on the very bottom. Kurt says there’s a reason you’re not hearing any Democrats say, “Women’s lives matter.” He points out that the Party has a history of misogyny that’s just as strong as its history of racism, and in all the attacks on Kenosha police for the shooting of Jacob Blake, media and activists never mention that Blake was resisting arrest for violating a restraining order by an ex-girlfriend who’d accused him of sexual assault.
As Kurt points out, the left’s policy trifecta of defunding the police, prosecuting cops and banning private gun ownership are setting us up for a future where women who are threatened by sexual predators will have nobody to help them but their unarmed selves. If that makes you feel safer in the suburbs, then by all means, vote for Biden.
“If It Weren’t For Double Standards” Dept: The media accused President Trump of racism for making a criticism of Kamala Harris that was identical to the criticism she’d made of him two days before.