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  • This Is Not Normal

    01/27/2021 6:34:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 27, 2021 | Ben Shapiro
    For four years, we were informed by our establishment media that President Donald Trump's behavior was "not normal." The abnormality of Trump's behavior became a near rallying cry for the self-appointed heroes of journalism, who spent every waking hour poring over his bizarre tweets and his bloviating self-absorption. The media dedicated themselves to preventing Trump's supposed normalization. Now, the media inform us, we have been graced by the most normal normal person to have ever normalled: President Joe Biden. Biden, they proclaim, is utterly boring, nondescript, barely worthy of coverage. His administration, too, is paradigmatically normal. Yascha Mounk of The...
  • Terms of Service (Bill Whittle)

    01/27/2021 6:33:00 AM PST · by rlmorel
    Bill Whittle ^ | 1/26/2021 | Bill Whittle
    This Bill Whittle video (about 15 minutes) addresses the issue of the mistake a lot of people (including him and a host of other conservatives) made when, back around 2004-2007 made a wholesale switch to FaceBook and YouTube.And they, like millions of us, clicked on the "Agree" button in the Terms of Service, never realizing how it would be leveraged by them.
  • Sanctuary California should be a cautionary tale, not a goal

    01/27/2021 6:32:22 AM PST · by artichokegrower
    American Thinker ^ | January 27, 2021 | Dale Wilcox
    From the moment Joe Biden assumed the presidency, immigration has been at the top of his agenda. One of his first acts was to sign a series of executive orders that reversed the Trump administration’s policies on things like border wall funding, travel bans and sanctuary laws.
  • Gun Control Group Has a Racist Take on Black and Brown Gun Owners

    01/27/2021 6:30:57 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 1/26/2021 1950 hrs est | Beth Baumann
    The Violence Policy Center (VPC) on Monday released a 39-page report about the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the gun industry as a whole. The gun control group takes issue with the NSSF and NRA "targeting" blacks and Latinos as first-time gun owners. "In its marketing efforts to communities of color, the gun industry frequently focuses on the self-defense use of firearms, despite the fact that guns are rarely used to stop crimes or kill criminals and are far more likely to be used in homicides, suicides, or fatal unintentional shootings," the report stated....
  • Narrative Before Facts (about police shootings)

    01/27/2021 6:28:58 AM PST · by karpov · 1 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 26, 2021 | Rav Arora
    When officer Rusten Sheskey shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back last year, the media wasted no time establishing the standard narrative: another unarmed African-American shot by racist police. In a CNN segment on August 25, anchor Jake Tapper said, “Video shows police shoot unarmed black man.” The Washington Post, CNN, PBS, Buzzfeed, Vogue, and several other outlets referred to Blake as “unarmed.” The day after the shooting, David A. Graham, a staff writer at The Atlantic, asserted, “It’s nearly impossible to imagine any way that his shooting was justified.” Democratic politicians and celebrities jumped on the story, too....
  • If the media were doing their job, they might ask these important COVID questions: So many nations have better COVID death stats than the USA. Why won't the media bother asking how that can be?

    01/27/2021 6:27:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/27/2021 | J.G. Smith
    Joe "China" Biden took office, and suddenly, Democratic Party governors begin loosening their China virus lockdowns. Joe's in charge, don'cha know, so the virus is on its way out. Heck, even the World Health Organization finally admits that the settings commonly used for COVID tests produce far too many false positives, thus inflating the number of cases and contributing to the panic engendered by months of media exaggeration and fear-mongering.Meanwhile, journalism continues to fail us in digging into what is going on with COVID, ignoring an area of inquiry that could enlighten us about the real effects of the virus...
  • China Pushes Anal Coronavirus Tests

    01/27/2021 6:25:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | JANUARY 27, 2021 | NATALIE WINTERS
    China recently rolled out anal test kits for Coronavirus. The new protocol was recently introduced via Chinese state-run media outlets, prompting widespread discussion and, in some cases, outrage. “Some Chinese doctors say the science is there. Recovering patients, they say, have continued to test positive through samples from the lower digestive tract days after nasal and throat swabs came back negative,” The Washington Post notes. The method, however, has not been well-received by many Chines citizens. 80 percent of users on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, responded to a poll saying they “could not accept” the invasive method. “Everyone...
  • noncitizens

    01/27/2021 6:21:30 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/26/21 | REP. RAÚL M. GRIJALVA
    On Dec. 14, 2020, with the initiation of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, the nation saw its first glimmer of hope during the pandemic. However, that sense of hope is not necessarily shared by a vital segment of the population: noncitizens.
  • Bannon’s War Room Wednesday Morning Edition 10 AM [1~27~21]

    01/27/2021 6:20:35 AM PST · by tennmountainman · 1 replies
    America’s Voice Network ^ | 1-27-21 | America’s Voice Network
    Watch Bannon’s War Room 10 AM Wednesday Morning Edition.
  • Actually, Trump made the best choices on COVID, but the press blamed him for everything

    01/27/2021 6:19:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/27/2021 | Jack Hellner
    In a true shocker, as soon as Joe Biden took office and resumed the hundreds of millions in annual taxpayer kickbacks to the World Health Organization, the latter organization decided, after a year of false reporting, that maybe they should report positive COVID tests accurately.Essentially, they admitted that a huge number of positive results of people with no symptoms were false and the people with them weren’t contagious.Most of us normal people, who aren’t scientists or doctors, have the common sense to understand that people who are coughing and sneezing are contagious whether or not they wear a mask. We...
  • Hedge fund Melvin Capital closes out GameStop short: CNBC (Gamers: 1; Wall Street: 0)

    01/27/2021 6:18:10 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    Hedge fund Melvin Capital closed out its short position in videogame retailer GameStop Corp., CNBC reported Wednesday. Fund manager Gabe Plotkin told CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin that the position was closed out Tuesday afternoon following a huge loss. Shares of GameStop have soared more than 600% in January after retail investors, organized via Reddit's WallStreetBets forum and other platforms, sought to push up a handful of heavily shorted stocks. Hedge funds Citadel and Point72 infused nearly $3 billion into Melvin Capital to shore up the fund, news reports said earlier this week. Plotkin told CNBC that speculation the fund would...
  • Conservatives: Don't Give Up

    01/27/2021 6:14:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 27, 2021 | Thomas P. Kilgannon
    In the last two months, I’ve spoken to many conservatives who no longer trust society’s institutions and who say they are giving up on civic participation. Their skepticism derives from election results that warrant investigation, inexplicable pandemic regulations and their uneven application, acceptance of violent crime in major cities, economic and cultural persecution of Trump-era public servants, and a hopelessly biased media. Their fears are justified, their despair is understandable, but their actions are misguided. Some vow to never cast another ballot. Others say they’ve performed their last volunteer hours. Those who want to remain politically active will do so...
  • NBC Opinion: GOP senators at Trump's impeachment trial are dooming the party. They need to repudiate him.

    01/27/2021 6:09:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | January 27, 2021 | By Sarah Longwell, Republicans for the Rule of Law
    What were Senate Republicans voting on Tuesday when they opposed the impeachment trial of Donald Trump? Not whether Trump stays in office — he's already left. Not how he's remembered by history — 400,000 dead from the coronavirus have already decided that question. Instead, the fate they were deciding was their own. Sadly, most showed they still aren't ready to begin reclaiming the party from the conspiracists. Just five GOP senators joined Democrats to vote down Republican Sen. Rand Paul's motion that the impeachment proceedings were unconstitutional because Trump's term has finished. At least 17 Republicans will have to join...
  • Democrats’ Nakedly Partisan Attacks on 'Radicalism' Are Fueling Radicalism – and They Know It

    01/27/2021 5:55:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | January 27, 2021 | Jared Whitley
    When pressed to denounce violent far-left group Antifa, Joe Biden pronounced, they’re “an idea not an organization.” The day Biden was inaugurated, Antifa repaid him for the favor by trashing the Democrat Party headquarters in Portland. Antifa has rampaged with relative impunity throughout the country, but nowhere more so than in Portland – an “idea” which has enjoyed more than 220 days of uncontested rioting in the last year. Despite this, Biden has pronounced that the domestic terror threat of our times is right-wing “white supremacy,” citing the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill incident. In their race to banana republic status,...
  • Guatemala cracks down on caravan of 9,000 migrants bound for US

    01/27/2021 5:50:56 AM PST · by bert · 7 replies
    Al Jezeera ^ | 1/16/21 | news agencies
    Guatemalan security forces have clashed with hundreds of Honduran migrants and asylum seekers travelling in a caravan bound for the United States. Police and soldiers, many wearing helmets and wielding shields and sticks, formed ranks on Saturday across a highway in the village of Vado Hondo, Chiquimula, near the Honduras border, to block the procession of migrants. snip------ Guatemala’s officials said as many as 9,000 migrants and asylum seekers have entered the country since Friday. About 6,000 pushed past about police and soldiers posted at the border on Friday; most entering without showing the negative coronavirus test that Guatemala requires....
  • Biden says he’s ‘bringing back the pros’ for virus briefings

    01/27/2021 5:38:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 27, 2021 | by Zeke Miller (D-AP)
    For nearly a year it was the Trump show. Now President Joe Biden is calling up the nation’s top scientists and public health experts to regularly brief the American public about the pandemic that has claimed more than 425,000 U.S. lives. Beginning Wednesday, administration experts will host briefings three times a week on the state of the outbreak, efforts to control it and the race to deliver vaccines and therapeutics to end it. Expect a sharp contrast from the last administration’s briefings, when public health officials were repeatedly undermined by a president who shared his unproven ideas without hesitation. “We’re...
  • The Controversy Over Trump's Pardons and Commutations Highlights Longstanding Problems With Clemency

    01/27/2021 5:34:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 27, 2021 | Jacob Sullum
    When Donald Trump pardoned Steve Bannon last week, the outgoing president blocked the former White House strategist's prosecution for bilking donors to an organization that claimed to be raising money for a wall along the border with Mexico. When Trump granted a commutation to Craig Cesal, by contrast, he freed a man who had already served 17 years of what was originally a life sentence for repairing trucks that were used to transport marijuana. As those examples reflect, Trump's acts of clemency mixed favors to cronies with relief for genuinely deserving federal prisoners hit with grossly disproportionate penalties. The controversy...
  • The Senate Cannot Impeach Donald Trump

    01/27/2021 5:34:12 AM PST · by Moseley · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 27, 2021 | Jonathon Moseley
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has delivered Articles of Impeachment of Donald J. Trump and the appointment of Impeachment Managers to the U.S. Senate on January 25. The Senate cannot legally hold a trial on impeachment of a President or other official who has already left office. As we will watch, the Senate has extensive, long-established procedures -- but only as its own rules. The Senate must convene the next day at 1:00 P.M. But the Senate typically schedules the actual trial for later. Chuck Schumer says the trial will start February 8. Senate rules require a trial, whereas...
  • Let down your hair: New Army rules for ponytails, nail color

    01/27/2021 5:29:32 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 01/26/21 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    Female soldiers can let their hair down, and flash a little nail color under new rules being approved by the Army. But male soldiers will still have to shave. Army leaders announced Tuesday that they are loosening restrictions on various grooming and hairstyle rules, as service leaders try to address longstanding complaints, particularly from women. The changes, which also expand allowances for earrings and hair highlights and dyes, are particularly responsive to women of various ethnicities, and will allow greater flexibility for braids, twists, cornrows and other styles more natural for their hair. . . . At the same time,...
  • Iowa Moves Forward with Constitutional Amendment Protecting Right to Arms

    01/27/2021 5:22:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 25 January, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-( Iowa is one of 6 states which does not have a state constitutional provision protecting the right to keep and bear arms. A constitutional amendment has been working its way through the legislature for eight years.The amendment has passed its first hurdle in 2021, an Iowa House subcommittee, with a 2-1 margin.Amending the Iowa Constitution is a long and difficult process. The first step is for the legislature to pass the amendment. Second, an election must occur. Third, the legislature has to pass the amendment again. Fourth, the amendment must be passed in a referendum. The referendum is...