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Referencing George Wallace

January 12, 2022

One more comment on the outrageous carpetbag of lies that President Biden unpacked in Georgia: Who thought it was a good idea to use that reference to George Wallace? That may be the one thing in the speech that was actually written by Joe Biden. I like making arcane references because I figure my target audience is older people with lots of knowledge and experience and curious younger people who’ll Google something they don’t know to learn about it. That’s definitely not the crowd the Dems are targeting with this drivel.

Trying to convince young voters to be scared of Republicans by invoking the name of George Wallace is a Grandpa Simpson-like idea that could only sound good to a 79-year-old man who remembers 1968 better than he remembers what he had for breakfast. Here are three things wrong with that reference:

1. He’s talking to young Americans who learned “history” in liberal-run schools, about something that happened nearly six decades ago, involving a politician who died two years before the turn of the century. How many of them turned to one another and said, “George Wallace? Is he that black stand-up comic my parents like?”

To use my own reference that young people won't get, on his first album, Steve Martin told a Nixon joke then admitted it felt like telling “Ike” jokes. At that time, it had been only three years since Nixon resigned and the reference already seemed dated. At least Biden didn’t attack Ike. I like Ike.

2. George Wallace was a Democrat. In fact, he was a Democrat who wanted “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever,” just like so many current “progressive” Democrats do. (FYI, Biden also made scary references to such other historic figures as Jefferson Davis and Bull Connor, who were both – you guessed it – Democrat segregationists.)

3. Maybe Joe’s understandably forgotten, but when he was in the Senate, he was quite chummy with segregationist Southern Democrats. When campaigning in the South, he liked to tell voters that he was called one of the outstanding young politicians of America by none other than Alabama Gov. George Wallace.

https://redstate.com/sister-toldjah/2022/01/11/analysis-brandon-biden-tells-us-who-he-really-is-in-train-wreck-of-a-speech-in-georgia-n505109

While I can understand why people would be frightened of Republicans if they thought they were anything like segregationist Democrats, it’s simply not true. Those are yours, Joe. Our Party was formed for the specific purpose of making your Party give up their slaves. So knock it off.

On Tuesday, the offensive individual who currently occupies the White House gave such a nasty, dishonest and divisive speech about so-called "voting rights" that our commentary turned out to be part of a huge and richly-deserved backlash.

On Wednesday, Sen. Mitch McConnell said that while he has "known, liked and respected" Biden for many years, he "did not recognize "the man at the podium yesterday." Here are Sen. McConnell's remarks from the Senate floor --- highly recommended reading.

https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/melanie-arter/mcconnell-biden-less-year-restoring-soul-america-has-become-agree

We're mystified as to what it was in past years that caused Sen. McConnell to respect him, as Biden has been telling lies for a very long time, but whatever it was, it appears to be over now.

"The President did not get a mandate to transform America or reshape society," McConnell said. "But he did arguably get a mandate to do just one central thing that he campaigned on. Here's what that was: bridge a divided country, lower the temperature, dial down the perpetual air of crisis in politics...It is the one job citizens actually hired him to do."

McConnell is right --- Biden was presented during the 2020 campaign as the amiable, low-key personality who would calm things down and bring us together. That "unifying" persona was marketed to America like a box of bland, comforting cereal, and unfortunately a lot of Americans bought it. It's undoubtedly the main reason Biden got the support that he did. But in just one year, especially with his vile race-baiting rhetoric, he has "fundamentally transformed" that fake persona he was using and given us a look at who he really is. It's not pretty.

All right. That is just it. President Biden lied so much during his “voting rights” speech in Georgia Tuesday that the gloves have to come off. On my radio show, my slogan was, “I’m conservative...but I’m not mad at anybody about it.” Well, circumstances have changed since I did that show, and today, there’s plenty to be mad about.

“I ask every elected official in America,” Biden said from the podium, “how do you want to be remembered? ...Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King, or George Wallace?”

https://twitter.com/jtLOL/status/1481025019752947723?t=fm7qLs5FKo4H3JDOmmuEyw&s=19

That remark is so offensive, it’s hard to accept that this seems to be the level of discourse today for political speech --- at least the uncensored speech that comes from the left.

First of all, virtually all conservatives agree with the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Do you know who’s NOT on the side of Dr. King? Any adherent of Critical Race Theory, which teaches that we must look first at the color of someone’s skin, not the content of his or her character. CRT stands for the opposite of what Dr. King stood for. So Biden is lying in his implication about Republicans. He offends me deeply with that, lie, not that he cares.

Here’s the full video of both Vice President Harris and President Biden:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMCOV5t-G10

Harris says, “I have heard your outrage, about the ‘anti-voter law’ here, and how many voters will likely be kept from voting. And Georgia is not alone. Across our nation, anti-voter laws could make it more difficult for as many as 55 million Americans to vote.” (NOTE: Did you know that Biden’s home state of Delaware has more stringent election laws than Georgia does?)

Tell me, Kamala, where does that number, 55 million, come from? Are there 55 million qualified voters in America who don’t have or can’t get an ID? Who can’t scrawl a signature that can be verified? Who can’t apply for an absentee ballot, rather than just having an unsolicited ballot arrive in the mail for anyone to fill out? The only safeguards we want for the voting process are those minimal ones that help keep it honest. And those are the very provisions you want to do away with. That tells us something very important about you. In more confrontational words, we’re on to you.

Harris accuses the GOP of interfering with elections to get the outcomes they want. Really? This is something I would think the Democrats know exactly how to do. It’s what Marc Elias spent the entire year of 2020 on, getting election laws changed, and what he’s doing now in anticipation of the election this year. The stated mission of The Elias Firm is TO GET MORE DEMOCRATS ELECTED TO OFFICE.

The “assault on voting rights” Harris accused Republicans of is as vapid and made-up as the “Russia Russia Russia!!” hoax. Repeat: there is no assault by Republicans on the freedom to vote. It is MADE UP. It is FAKE NEWS. Democrats’ frantic “voting rights” campaign is based on nothing.

I won’t spend more time on Kamala’s speech, because few Americans take her seriously, anyway. Let’s go to what President Biden had to say, even though most don’t take him seriously, either. Watch the whole thing if you can stomach it --- you’ll see Biden, early on, refer to the VP as “President Harris” --- or else read our list of his most offensive remarks, below, with our notes...

(Biden referring to the Jan. 6 “insurrection”) “...when a dagger was literally held at the throat of American democracy.” (NOTE: aside from this being a gross exaggeration, when will the left figure out what “literally” means?)

“…But then, the violent mob of January 6, 2021, empowered and encouraged by a defeated former President, sought to win through violence what he had lost at the ballot box.” (NOTE: That is a LIE. As you know, President Trump offered Speaker Pelosi up to 20,000 National Guard troops to keep the peace that day. She turned his offer down.)

“...for...the first time, to stop the peaceful transfer of power.” (NOTE: That is a LIE. Trump and his supporters wished only for a peaceful pause to examine some huge irregularities in the result before certifying the vote.)

“...We’re here today, to stand against the forces in America that value power over principle, forces that attempted a coup, a coup against the legally expressed will of the American people by sowing doubt, [unintelligible] charges of fraud, and seeking to steal the 2020 election.” (NOTE: That this was a coup is another LIE. And we all had doubt, after what we saw with our own eyes the night of November 3.)

“They want chaos to reign.” (NOTE: He must be talking about HIS party, which thrives on chaos.)

“The battle for the soul of America is not over. We must stand strong and stand together to make sure January 6 marks not the end of democracy but the beginning of a renaissance of our democracy.” (NOTE: Is he out of his mind?)

(After talking about the denial of voting rights to blacks and women) “...And now, the defeated former President and his supporters use the Big Lie about the 2020 election to fuel torment [?] and anti-voting laws [NOTE: we think he misread the teleprompter here], new laws designed to suppress your vote, to subvert our elections.” (NOTE: That is LIE. The votes likely being suppressed are the ones being canceled out by fraud made possible by Marc Elias’s “reforms.”)

“To them [Republicans], too many people voting in a democracy is a problem.” (NOTE: another LIE. We just want them qualified. And preferably alive.)

It just goes on. Biden points out that Trump himself voted by mail in the White House. Good grief --- does he think Trump got an unsolicited ballot in the mail, or that it wouldn’t be possible to verify his signature?

Dropboxes are, Biden says, “safe, convenient, and you get more people to vote.” Sure, but they have to be supervised, with a chain of custody. Is that so hard? And you don’t get them funded by Mark Zuckerberg.

Then Biden again refers to election safeguards as “Jim Crow 2.0.” “It’s no longer about who gets to vote,” he says, “it’s about making it harder to vote. It’s about who gets to count the vote, and whether your vote counts at all." (NOTE: who COUNTS the vote?? I would say that was definitely the problem in 2020.)

“The goal of the former President and his allies is to disenfranchise anyone who votes against them,” Biden lies.

Well, you know how fond I am of saying, “We watch the news, so you don’t have to,” but, honestly, we just can’t subject ourselves to any more of this –- not without donning hazmat suits. It’s so toxic, it makes long covid look like the sniffles.

I assume Kurt Schlichter forced himself to watch this pack of lies, because it made him even punchier than usual when he wrote his commentary. He’s figured it out, too: Dems are doing this because they want to cheat.

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2022/01/10/hey-dems-we-got-your-election-reforms-right-here-n2601597

Joe Biden Did That

January 11, 2022

The CEO of a major New York-based supermarket chain said that Omicron and the supply chain disruption are not only causing higher food prices, but could lead to shortages of meat and eggs over the next six weeks, especially in the Northeast.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/media/billionaire-ceo-meat-egg-shortage-omicron-supply-chain

The Wall Street Journal also reports that home builders are struggling with shortages of many necessary supplies, including paint, bricks, appliances and garage doors.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/supply-chain-issues-leave-new-homes-without-garage-doors-and-gutters-11641724201

Meanwhile, as if the President weren’t already being dogged enough by the “Let’s Go, Brandon” trend,

https://www.westernjournal.com/watch-benny-johnson-travels-delaware-discovers-biden-see-every-time-goes-vacation/

a new hashtag is trending on Twitter: #BareShelvesBiden. Many users are adding it to photos taken in their local stores of shelves that are empty or nearly empty of merchandise.

https://www.westernjournal.com/americans-unleash-biden-chilling-encounters-grocery-stores/

This tsunami of bare shelves photos is savage revenge on liberals who ridiculed someone a couple of weeks ago for posting a photo of bare shelves that they said was just an aisle that had been cleared to make way for Valentine’s Day merchandise. One of my writers noted that he’s been taking such photos in stores around Dallas, and he’s really looking forward to seeing the romantic new lines of dry spaghetti and cat food that must be coming for Valentine’s Day.

Big Tech bias

January 11, 2022

Fox News reports that according to Federal Election Commission records, 94% of donations from top employees of Google (which owns YouTube) go to Democrats, as do 99% of donations from Twitter employees.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/google-twitter-employees-donations-democrats

It’s no surprise that both platforms are routinely accused of silencing and censoring conservative voices. When called on it, they deny it, or claim that it was a “mistake,” as YouTube just did after reinstating a song critical of Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal. Gee, remember when songs criticizing the government were considered classics of the ‘60s?

https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/youtube-takes-down-john-ondrasik-video-criticized-biden-afghanistan-withdrawal

YouTube claimed that the video's images might be “offensive to some audiences.” Mostly Biden campaign aides, I would imagine.

Still, even with the growing likelihood of a Republican takeover of Congress, many GOP voters are discouraged that Republican Congress members publicly complain about Big Tech leftist censorship but will not change any laws to stop it or make them legally accountable. But there might be another way to force Silicon Valley to end its biased business practices.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/496111/

That is a post by Charles Glasser at Instapundit, explaining how people who have been harmed by Big Tech censorship might be able to get around their Section 230 immunity and sue (BTW, they should have lost that immunity long ago for their blatant violation of the requirement not to act as editors of content.) It’s a complicated legal argument, but well worth reading. In a nutshell: If the Administration has been colluding with these companies to silence users they disagree with – which it seems obvious that they are – then there’s precedent to show that they are acting as de facto government agents rather than private businesses, which means they are required to obey the First Amendment.

And if they can be held legally accountable for every time they’ve violated a user’s right to free speech, the floodgates of lawsuits will be thrown wide open. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving group of defendants.

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New York City voters just got a harsh double-whammy lesson in what “bait and swtich” means. Fed up with Bill DeBlasio’s socialist mismanagement that’s resulted in skyrocketing crime and fleeing residents, they voted in some new Democrats who claimed they would be different…and then the minute they were in office started giving the people DeBlasio 2.0.

First, new Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg announced that he was basically decriminalizing every crime short of murder…

https://nypost.com/2022/01/04/alvin-braggs-green-light-for-anarchy/

And now, new Mayor Eric Adams announced that he will not oppose a controversial new plan to allow up to a million non-citizens to vote in local elections after just 30 days’ residency. Ironically, some critics are from the left and claim it will further dilute the voting power of black residents. While some smaller blue cities let non-citizens vote in municipal elections, San Francisco is the only major city that does, and that’s just for school board elections. New York’s move would be a major change in eroding election standards.

https://www.westernjournal.com/slap-face-eric-adams-approves-massive-rule-change-nyc-elections-swelling-dem-rolls/

Supporters say this is legal because it only applies to local elections, but it’s already facing a lawsuit that claims it violates the New York state constitution.

Even Nancy Pelosi once said that in New York, even a glass of water could get elected if it had a (D) by its name on the ballot. Maybe it’s time for New Yorkers to stop voting for Democrat glasses of water and realize that what they’re really doing is drinking the Kool-Aid.

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Bob Saget RIP

January 11, 2022

We are sad to report that actor/comedian Bob Saget has died at 65 of as-yet unknown causes. He was found dead in his hotel room in Orlando after a performance at a comedy club. Police said there were no signs of foul play or drugs, and he had tweeted just hours before about how happy he was to be doing stand-up again.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/bob-saget-found-dead-in-orlando-hotel-room

His family issued this statement:

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/bob-saget-family-statement-death

Saget was beloved by millennials as a father figure for his role as Danny Tanner on “Full House.” He also hosted the top-rated show, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and was the narrator of the long-running hit series, “How I Met Your Mother.” But his first love was stand-up, and fans who knew him primarily from “Full House” were often shocked when they went to see him live and discovered how gleefully raunchy his club material was. It was similar to an earlier generation of fans who knew Buddy Hackett only from talk shows and then saw him in Las Vegas.

He was certainly beloved by his peers, who are filling Twitter with tributes, calling him one of the nicest and kindest people in Hollywood. Our sincere condolences to his family. We will update this story when more is known.

UPDATE:

The Orange County, Florida, Sheriff’s Department has released some more details about the circumstances surrounding the death of comedian Bob Saget at 65.

https://www.westernjournal.com/sheriffs-office-releases-preliminary-report-bob-sagets-death/

But coroners say it could take weeks to determine the cause of death. In that news vacuum, rumors are swirling that he might have had a heart attack caused by a COVID vaccine booster shot. Again, we still don’t even know what caused his death or if he had any underlying health issues, so there is certainly no evidence that it was vaccine-related. I know it’s tempting for many to jump to conclusions, but let’s hold off on assessing blame, at least until we know what he actually died of.

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