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Misplaced concern

May 18, 2021

While actual terrorists like Antifa are allowed to ride roughshod over our cities, and the liberal media are defending Hamas terrorists who are firing missiles at Israeli civilians, our “leaders” in Washington seem obsessed with trying to paint their normal American conservative political opponents as the biggest threat to public safety.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to beat the expiring horse of the January 6th violence at the Capitol as being the biggest threat to the Republic since the Civil War. So she got her “9/11-style investigation” (frankly, it sickens me to hear the massive tragedy of 9/11 cheapened for such blatantly political purposes.) Only one person died as a result of violence on January 6th, and that was unarmed Trump protester Ashli Babbitt, who was shot to death while she was threatening no one by a Capitol Police officer who was left off the hook with zero consequences.

Pelosi might be sorry she kept pushing this narrative, since some House Republicans are now demanding answers for their own investigations. They accuse the Democrats and the DOJ of “outright propaganda and lies” and of criminalizing political dissent. Like why, in a nation where real violent rioters on the left were released with no charges, Trump supporters who committed no violent acts were treated like terrorists and subjected to armed raids and jail pending charges.

https://amgreatness.com/2021/05/14/house-gop-members-want-answers-on-january-6-probe/

There’s also a report that newly-released surveillance footage shows Capitol Police giving the protesters permission to enter the building, which is a real narrative-buster. I don’t recall anyone giving the 9/11 perpetrators permission to hijack planes and fly them into buildings, which is just one of the countless ways in which this is NOTHING like 9/11.

https://amgreatness.com/2021/05/16/video-shows-u-s-capitol-police-gave-protesters-ok-to-enter/

In other misplaced concern news, the Biden Administration just put up a $500,000 grant to fund research projects into rooting out “violent extremists” from police departments. Yeah, that's the biggest cause of violence in American today: conservative police officers.

https://www.westernjournal.com/bidens-department-homeland-security-posts-500000-grant-company-hunt-extremists-law-enforcement/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

Meanwhile, Lt Col. Matthew Lohmeier was relieved of his leadership position in the new US Space Force after he criticized Critical Race Theory training in the military, saying it was rooted in Marxism (spoiler alert: it is.) The Pentagon (which has also made as its priority rooting out alleged “extremism” among our troops) accused Lohmeier of engaging in “partisan political activity,” and we certainly can’t have that in government departments that are supposed to be non-partisan, now can we?

Lohmeier may have the last laugh, however. He recently self-published a book "Irresistible Revolution: Marxism's Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military." It details how proponents of Marxism, BLM, Critical Race Theory and other leftist movements have infiltrated the US military and are using their power to brand mainstream conservatives as dangerous “extremists” and to silence political views that aren’t in line with leftist dogma.

His dismissal proved his point so perfectly and got so much publicity that his self-published book is now a #1 best-seller on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Irresistible-Revolution-Marxisms-Conquest-Unmaking/dp/1737067323

Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that poses a challenge to a key aspect of the yanked-out-of-thin-air right to abortion that was created in Roe v. Wade.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/05/17/supreme-court-takes-up-major-challenge-to-roe-v-wade-n1447413

The case centers on whether states have the power to limit abortions before the point of “viability” outside the womb, such as when the baby has a detectable heartbeat or can feel pain.

Here’s a key paragraph from Tyler O’Neil at PJ Media: “The vast majority of Americans (87 percent) have said that the question of when life begins is important to the abortion issue and 81 percent have said biologists should decide where to draw the line. Ninety-five percent of biologists have said that human life begins at conception.”

This is the kind of case that has some Democrats so desperate to expand and pack the Supreme Court with liberal activists before it starts taking too hard a look at inconvenient things like facts and science.

IDF Trick

May 17, 2021

I reported Friday that Israel launched a ground operation in Gaza and had troops and tanks on the border, but I made it clear that they had not entered Gaza. Too bad for Hamas that they don’t get this newsletter and receive accurate information. A lot of other media outlets were so eager to condemn Israel that they ran stories accusing Israeli troops of entering (or “invading”) Gaza. That was wrong, but it was also exactly what the Israelis wanted Hamas to believe. To quote that great military leader Admiral Ackbar from “Star Wars,” “It’s a trap!”

https://www.westernjournal.com/hamas-prepares-bloody-last-stand-realizes-late-fallen-oldest-trick-book-report/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

Thinking Israeli troops were nearby, hundreds of Hamas fighters who had been hiding among the civilian population fled into the Hamas tunnel network to prepare for battle. But when they came charging out of the tunnel, there were no Israeli troops on the ground and no civilians around to use as human shields. Just 160 Israeli aircraft flying overhead that wiped out their clear, easy target from above.

It was an ingenious trick on behalf of the IDF, but it never would have worked without the media’s reliable habit of running any story that makes Israel sound bad without bothering to get the facts straight. So thanks, anti-Israel leftist media: they couldn’t have killed all those Hamas militants without you.

Is this news?

May 15, 2021

Not sure this is even news, but I try to be thorough, so I’ll mention that about 150 anti-Trump Republicans and former Republican leaders signed a letter demanding that the party return to its principles (as they apparently define them) or they might leave and form a new party.

Here’s why I always warn people not to listen to polls taken a year in advance.

https://www.westernjournal.com/lib-media-will-devastated-see-latest-desantis-poll-numbers/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

A year ago, the media were slamming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for allegedly turning Florida into a killing field with his reluctance to shut down the whole state over COVID-19. Meanwhile, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as being hailed as a genius, handed an inexplicable Emmy Award, and writing a self-congratulatory book. Polls reflected this, with DeSantis dropping 11 points to 53%, while Cuomo skyrocketed to 72% approval.

One year later, Cuomo’s devastating bad decisions are finally being uncovered and he’s fighting efforts to impeach and remove him. Meanwhile, Florida is a COVID success story and DeSantis is at 55% approval, including 22% of Democrats, and holds double-digit leads over all his reelection challengers.

Then again, DeSantis’ race isn’t until next fall. I wish him well, but remind him: yesterday’s polls are like yesterday’s newspapers; only good for bird cage liner.

Israel Update

May 15, 2021

Here’s an update on the latest escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas and Palestinian militants. Israel has begun a ground operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, but it’s reportedly only tanks and artillery. Israel says no ground troops have entered Gaza, but 9,000 reservists have been called up and at least three brigades have massed on the border.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/05/13/breaking-israel-begins-ground-operation-against-hamas-n1446878

Since Hamas began firing missiles into Israel, the Iron Dome defense has blocked about 90% of the missiles, but even so, the rockets have killed one Israeli soldier and six civilians, including one child. Gaza reports at least 109 Palestinians killed, including 28 children, but Israel says many of those may be due to Hamas’ own missiles misfiring.

Also, for those trying to draw equivalencies or say that Israel is the aggressor/oppressor: please note that Hamas is deliberately shooting missiles at unarmed civilians. Israel is targeting known Hamas militant headquarters, which they deliberately place amid civilians to use them as human shields.

Georgia election case

May 15, 2021

While the media have been devoting so much of their energy to ignoring, mocking and suppressing the election audit in Arizona, there’s another legal challenge flying under the radar in Georgia that could flip control of the Senate back to the GOP.

Leftist fake news

May 15, 2021

Remember Florida state data technician Rebecca Jones? She was given a friendly forum on numerous occasions on CNN and MSNBC because she was making accusations that she was fired for exposing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plot to manipulate the state’s coronavirus numbers to make them look better than they were. She was treated as a heroic whistleblower and a martyr to a corrupt Republican regime.The liberal outlets loved her because she allowed them to negatively compare DeSantis to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Problem: Cuomo actually did what she accused DeSantis of, and DeSantis did not.

https://redstate.com/sister-toldjah/2021/05/13/fake-data-scientist-and-ron-desantis-critic-rebekah-jones-gets-exposed-as-a-total-fraud-n379832

Charles C.W. Cooke at National Review Online dug deep into this story, and he declared that Jones is not a whistleblower, a data analyst or an epidemiologist: she’s a fabulist with a history of making wild, retaliatory false claims. These include calling police who came to her home to seize computers “Gestapo” sent by DeSantis, and claiming they pointed guns at her and her children. Bodycam video shows that nobody pointed any guns at anyone.

Jones was heavily promoted by Democrats and liberal media outlets, which helped her raise a large amount of money through various GoFundMe accounts, but Cooke reports that her claims were all a giant pile of lies. She responded that Cooke’s investigative piece on her is a “smear campaign,” but she didn’t elaborate on what he might have gotten wrong. If you’d like to read more, click the link.

Or you could just go on believing what CNN and MSNBC told you about her because after all, only people who watch conservative news sites believe disinformation.

House Democrats have been thundering for months about how they want serious repercussions for their House colleagues over the January 6th violence in the Capitol. Well, they might get their wish:

https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/11/house-republicans-ethics-complaint-democrats-reconnaissance-tours-jan-6-capitol-riots/

The Daily Caller reports that a group of House Republicans has filed a formal complaint with the House Ethics Committee against more than two dozen Democrats who made unsubstantiated accusations that Republican members led suspicious groups on “reconnaissance” tours in preparation for the riot. The complaint mentions a letter from New Jersey Rep. Mikie Sherrill and 33 other Democrats to the Capitol Police, requesting an investigation of these allegations. The Democrats have never been able to provide any evidence to back up the claims, and the Capitol Police never responded to them.

I know what you’re thinking: asking a “House Ethics Committee” that’s run by Democrats to investigate an ethics complaint against Democrats will result in more layers of hilarious irony that you’d find in a rerun of “Seinfeld.” But at least the Democrats are finally getting what they asked for.

Susan Hennessy will be taking a position in the National Security Division of Biden’s “Justice” Department:

https://thepostmillennial.com/biden-appointee-to-doj-national-security-post-a-russiagate-conspiracy-theorist

As ThePostMillennial.com reports, Hennessy was a writer for the Law Fare blog who supported Obama’s expansion of surveillance powers over American citizens, including letting 16 other intelligence agencies access private communications that the NSA intercepted. She apparently thought this was so vitally important because she believed all the crackpot oppo “research” in Christopher Steele’s so-called “Russian dossier” used to justify spying on Trump and his people. In fact, Hennessy was such an adamant promoter of the phony “Russian collusion” yarn that liberal journalist Glenn Greenwald called her “one of the most deranged Russiagate conspiracists of the last four years.”

And now, she’ll actually be in a position of responsibility over your private information as part of the Biden DOJ’s National Security Division. But don’t worry: before she announced the appointment, she deleted all her deranged Russiagate tweets. That’s just like wiping the slate clean and starting over, right?

The fallout from President Biden’s first 100 days of insane policies is all hitting at once, from the stock market drop to gas lines to inflation fears to worker shortages to border chaos. But perhaps the most tragic is the flare-up of violence in the Middle East. Trump, who was assailed as a bumbling amateur by the Democrats, presided over the destruction of ISIS, the corralling of Hamas and Iran, and unprecedented peace agreements between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Biden reversed all of Trump’s policies, including lifting sanctions on Iran and sending at least $90 million in US aid to the Palestinians (Trump had blocked US funds going to the Palestinian Authority.)

In announcing this last month, a Biden State Department spokesman declared, “We continue to believe that American support for the Palestinian people, including financial support, it is consistent with our values. It is consistent with our interests. Of course, it is consistent with the interests of the Palestinian people. It’s also consistent with the interests of our partner, Israel, and we’ll have more to say on that going forward.”

https://nypost.com/2021/04/02/biden-quietly-ramping-up-palestinian-aid/

Speaking of putting leftwing ideologues in charge of national security, Biden intelligence agencies plan to monitor Americans’ social media posts to anticipate any future violent protests. But apparently, the only violent protest they think has happened in the past five years was the January 6th violence at the Capitol. So I assume this means “monitoring conservative free speech.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/terrifying-new-way-biden-squash-conservative-narratives/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

If I could make a modest suggestion, it might be a more effective use of your time to monitor another group that’s far more likely to commit violent protests. You’ll find them all around blue cities, but especially in Portland. You should be able to recognize them by the fact that they’re wearing black masks, carrying AR-15s, setting government buildings on fire and beating innocent bystanders.

Sorry, but that’s all the “intelligence” I have for you now. You’ll have to figure out the rest by yourselves.

Europe wises up

May 11, 2021

Sweden: "A leading Swedish hospital is banning giving dangerous, unpredictable hormones to minors with gender dysphoria. They're too young to make such a life-altering and risky decision. It's child abuse."

https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/05/07/swedish-hospital-bans-puberty-blockers-cross-sex-hormones-for-gender-dysphoric-youths-under-16-we-should-too/

Leftists: "The Swedes are transphobes. Let's give dangerous, unpredictable hormones to minors with gender dysphoria."

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/05/10/biden-hhs-lays-the-groundwork-for-the-chemical-castration-of-children-n1445710

"Say, the U.K. has been acting insanely 'woke' lately! Maybe we should transform America into Britain."

Britain: "To combat accusations of widespread fraud in the last election, the Queen will announce a package of new election integrity measures, including voter ID."

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/05/10/queen-to-announce-voter-id-requirements-in-uk-to-tackle-election-fraud-n1445721

Leftists: "Rats!!...Okay, let's just admit we want to turn America into Venezuela."

Cat out of the bag

May 11, 2021

An unnamed White House staffer told New York Magazine exactly how they’re bamboozling voters with the help of a compliant media:

“[A]t his hundred-day mark, Biden is the most liberal president we’ve had — and the public thinks he’s a moderate. That’s a winning strategy to me. They’re willing to accept that you’re gonna write this piece as long as they know that swing voters in Colorado aren’t gonna read it.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/05/10/yes-biden-is-swindling-americans-white-house-staffer-lets-the-cat-out-of-the-bag-n1445693

In short, they’re counting on a biased media misinforming Americans that Biden is a moderate instead of the most far-left radical we’ve ever had in the White House, but they’ll only admit it to a liberal New York magazine because they assume you’re never going to see that. Apparently, they never counted on folks like us, who read the news so you don’t have to and pass along all the ugly truths that they really don’t want you to know.

If you ever wonder how people could seriously believe that Obama had history’s only “scandal-free Administration,” then you don’t fully comprehend the lengths to which the media will go to smother any stories that reflect badly on their anointed politicians. Because they were so fanatical about replacing Trump, they’ve now put their shield of protection around Biden. If not, then we’d not only be hearing every day about the border crisis, looming inflation and the dismal jobs numbers, we’d also be seeing banner headlines about the brewing conflict of interest scandal involving his Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/05/06/a-major-biden-administration-scandal-is-brewing-n375447

The article at the link explains that Biden has been heavily promoting an electric vehicle company for which Granholm served as a board member, and she still owns millions of dollars’ worth of vested stock. She also has the power to make energy policies that could greatly boost her stock’s price. Yet the story has barely made a ripple in the same media that demanded an ethics investigation of Ivanka Trump just for saying on Twitter that she likes Goya brand black beans.

Crude oil prices rose today after hackers broke into the computer system of Colonial Pipeline, forcing the company to shut down one of America’s major fuel delivery arteries. It’s not yet clear how bad the ransomware attack is or who’s behind it, but current suspicions point to a cybercriminal gang operating out of Russia.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/colonial-pipeline-hack-attack-knowns-unknowns

This once again illustrates how dependent America is on the reliable flow of oil and how dangerous foreign hackers can be. Thank goodness we have a President who made us energy independent, okayed the building of a new major pipeline and banned Chinese, Russian and Iranian companies from providing hardware and software for America’s power grid.

Oh wait, I forgot: we replaced that President with Joe Biden, who reversed all those things! Well, at least someone at the White House finally realized how stupid one of them was. The suspended Trump executive order banning Chinese, Russian and Iranian involvement in our power grid has now been unsuspended. Is it possible that even liberal Democrats are capable of learning from experience? Or did someone with common sense just hack into their brains?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-pushes-to-protect-power-companies-supply-chains-11618944599

From Sharon:

Mike please stop blaming the Capitol Hill protest for the Blue Reich...this has been in the works for years and they were pulling it during the Obama and Trump years. And who buys it? Please get real.

From the Gov:

Thanks for writing, Sharon. You and I both have valid points to make. You are correct in saying leftists have been working for years to make happen what we are “suddenly” seeing now. It has literally taken generations to get us here.

It’s not accurate, though, to say I blame those Trump supporters for what the “Blue Reich” is doing, as the left would have been driving the same steamroller regardless. What I do say is that the Capitol Hill protest helped their effort immeasurably.

When the protest got out of hand, it helped put gas in that steamroller. It was a gift to the left.

Social media and mainstream news continue working overtime and even engaging in censorship to maintain that Trump supporters are “domestic terrorists” who believe “The Big Lie” of election fraud. Do a search on Google or Yahoo and see what comes up. So, yes, millions of ill-informed people buy this.

Timed as it was to coincide with the change of administration, it gave Biden’s people all the excuse they needed to amp up the violations of our civil rights. By now you’ve seen my commentaries on the government teaming with Big Tech to censor and even spy on “domestic terrorists.” The FBI is cracking down, too, and we've seen how they operate with their pre-dawn raids. Of course, by “domestic terrorists,” they mean YOU AND ME –- anyone who would don the evil, racist MAGA hat. The Capitol Hill protest greased the wheels for all this.

How I wish we could all get into the Way-Back machine and go back to January 5, to warn the protesters about the future and prevent what was going to happen the following day. An unarmed woman was shot to death. And Trump was blamed and impeached on his way out of office for “inciting” it all. In contrast, a completely peaceful protest by thousands of his supporters would have had the needed effect.

Again, I don’t “blame” the protesters for what the left has done and continues to do, but the ones who let their passion interfere with their thinking made a huge mistake that I can never defend.