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  • One-Party Domination (for a While, Not Forever) Is Good for Democracy

    09/26/2023 2:48:28 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 26, 2023 | Matt Lewis
    Talk about being too close for comfort. The 2024 presidential race is all tied up, according to the latest NBC News poll. This survey (unlike some polls), is no outlier. The race between Joe Biden and Donald Trump has been effectively tied for months. Looks like we’re in for another nail-biter. On one hand, this stalemate makes perfect sense. As Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter reminds us, Trump won the 2016 Electoral College by about 79,000 votes in three states, Biden won in 2020 by less than 45,000 in three states, and Republicans won the House by a very narrow...
  • Republican takes Jan. 6 and Justice Dept. claims to new places (Awesome Rep. Victoria Spartz / R-Ind.)

    09/20/2023 6:28:21 PM PDT · by jacknhoo · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aron Blake
    Conservative efforts to downplay the events of Jan. 6, 2021, and allege the political “weaponization” of the government seem to ratchet up with each passing week. But rarely have they reached such a fever pitch, at least at the official level, as they did Wednesday with Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.).
  • Georgia DA Fani Willis Publishes Trump Indictment Charges Before Grand Jury Has Even Voted.

    08/14/2023 12:30:52 PM PDT · by jacknhoo · 21 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | Monday, August 14, 2023 | WILLIAM UPTON
    A two page docket report was posted, then removed, from the Fulton County, Georgia court website today concerning the impending indictment of former President Donald Trump. The incident led to corporate media outlets and news wires originally reporting that an indictment has been handed down Monday. It had not. The briefly public docket report revealed that District Attorney Willis will be seeking a range of charges against Trump including racketeering, conspiracy, and making false statements – it is not currently known if additional charges will be included. The apparent errant posting of charges is just the latest in controversies that...
  • Biden Preparing to Declare Pandemic-Like ‘Climate Emergency,’ Energy Industry Insiders Warn

    08/01/2023 1:23:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    SLAY ^ | August 1, 2023 - 12:57 pm | Frank Bergman
    Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration is preparing to declare a “climate emergency” with Covid pandemic-like restrictions on public freedoms, several energy industry insiders are warning. Energy industry groups fear the Biden White House is planning to declare a pandemic-like emergency that will grant the president sweeping new powers. “They’re leaning to that direction,” U.S. Oil and Gas Association President Tim Stewart told Just the News. “If you grant the president’s emergency powers to declare a climate emergency, it’s just like Covid.” A “climate emergency” declaration could give Biden and the Democrats “vast and unchecked authority to shut down everything from...
  • Obama AG rips 'stupid' court order after judge blocks Biden admin's communication with social media companies

    07/06/2023 9:41:40 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/6/202 | Danielle Wallace
    Former President Obama's former AG Eric Holder condemns 1st Amendment ruling against US officials as 'pretty stupid
  • Russia Eyes 5-Year Jail Terms for ‘Russophobia’

    05/19/2023 3:31:40 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 25 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | May 19, 2023 | Staff Report
    Russian lawmakers are drafting legislation that would punish anti-Russian words and actions deemed as “Russophobia” with up to five years imprisonment, the independent news outlet Vyorstka reported Thursday. The bill is expected to amend Russia’s Criminal Code by adding clauses on “Russophobia” to articles criminalizing public calls for extremism and violating equal rights. Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of parliament, defines “Russophobia” as actions and statements directed against Russian citizens, Vyorstka cited an unnamed lawmaker as saying. Analysts say the Kremlin co-opted the term “Russophobia” to advance its idea of Moscow as a besieged fortress amid rapidly deteriorating relations...
  • Videos: Days Before Being Fired, Tucker Carlson Exposed WEF Efforts To Force People To Eat Bugs

    04/26/2023 1:33:54 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 10 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 4/25/23 | Steve Watson
    Just days before he was fired from Fox News, Tucker Carlson put out an exposé on the efforts of Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum to change the diets of people worldwide by pushing bug eating.
  • What to Expect from the Government in 2023? More of the Same

    01/07/2023 10:18:37 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    Rutherford Institute ^ | 01/05/2023 | John & Nisha Whitehead
    “There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.”—Montesquieu, Enlightenment philosopherFor those wondering what to expect from the government in 2023, it looks like we’re going to be in for more of the same in terms of the government’s brand of madness, mayhem, corruption and brutality.Digital prisons. Unceasingly, the government and its corporate partners are pushing for a national digital ID system. Local police agencies have already been given access to facial recognition software and databases containing 20 billion images, the precursor to a digital ID. Eventually,...
  • ORWELLIAN: Canada Moves to Ban 'Hate Speech' Online, Punishable by a $40,000 Fine

    06/30/2021 10:23:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/30/2021 | Tyler O'Neil
    Last week, Canada’s Liberal Party headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proposed new legislation to criminalize “hate speech” online, punishable by a $50,000 fine (roughly $40,000 U.S.D.), paid to the government. Government officials, including the attorney general and the minister of public safety, announced the new bill on Wednesday. “Canadians expect their government to take action against hate speech and hate crimes. These legislative changes would improve the remedies available to victims of hate speech and hate crimes, and would hold individuals accountable. The actions we are taking today will help protect the vulnerable, empower those who are victimized and...
  • The Credibility Crisis of America’s Institutions (RTWT)

    12/15/2022 2:47:29 AM PST · by Chad C. Mulligan · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 14 Dec 02:00 AM | Daniel Greenfield,
    *snip* Totalitarian governments appear externally omnipotent even while they are internally incompetent. The complete mismatch between their propaganda and their capabilities breeds an even deeper distrust. Instead of the people believing that everything is fine even when the wheat harvests don’t come in, nuclear reactors melt down and caucuses collapse, they accept both the evidence of their own eyes that everything is a mess and the propaganda that says the authorities know what they’re doing, and combine them into conspiracy theories that assume competence and bad intentions. It is only when people finally realize the true incompetence of the regime...
  • ‘Orwellian nightmares’: Professor trained in Soviet Union says U.S. universities becoming totalitarian

    12/01/2022 4:22:29 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 12/01/2022 | Maggie Kelly
    Chemist describes ‘an atmosphere of ideological control, omnipresence of ideology’Contemporary American university life resembles education under the USSR, a Soviet émigrée professor wrote in a November 28 essay for Heterodox STEM.Anna Krylov, a chemist at the University of Southern California, left the Soviet Union in 1991, not long after the collapse of the Berlin Wall.“I thought I would never again experience an atmosphere of ideological control, omnipresence of ideology, policing of speech and thought, suppression of dissent, compelled speech, fear, and self-censorship,” she wrote.However, her life as a chemistry professor in a contemporary American university has reminded her repeatedly of...
  • ‘Wokeness’ Used to Be Amusingly Eccentric – Now It’s an Authoritarian Bid to Re-Write the History of Western Civilisation

    11/28/2022 2:32:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 27, 2022 | Kel Richards
    The Woke want us to eradicate our culture as we know it and replace it with a simplistic worldview in which everyone is either an Oppressor or the Oppressed. “We reject woke ideology. We will never ever surrender to the woke agenda. Florida is where woke comes to die.” So said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis when he won a thumping majority in the mid-term elections. That political use of the term “woke” still has many Australians puzzled.
  • Americans Living under Communism

    11/26/2022 8:30:31 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov. 24, 2022 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Did you ever wonder what it would be like to live under communism? Well, now you know. The last two years have seen a parade of dumb and dumber policies, the kind you expect in totalitarian dictatorships. The distinguishing traits are as follows: rulers show contempt for their serfs; policy wonks concoct endless stream of counterproductive ideas; and casual cruelty hurts everyone, day after day. Here are a dozen examples. Think back to Biden's decision to shut down the pipeline bringing petroleum from Canada. Could anything be more irrational than shutting down a functioning pipeline, thus causing higher prices for...
  • BIDEN BACKTRACKS: Confused Joe Now Says He Does NOT Consider Trump Supporters a ‘Threat

    09/02/2022 12:05:28 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 85 replies
    First TV ^ | 02 September 2022 | Staff
    Joe Biden baffled millions of Americans Friday when he backtracked from his fiery rhetoric Thursday night, saying he does NOT consider all Trump supporters a threat to our democracy. “Do you consider all Trump supporters to be a threat to the country?” asked one reporter. “You keep trying to make that case! I don’t consider any Trump supporter to be a threat. I do think anyone who calls for the use of violence and fails to condemn violence when its used, refuse to acknowledge an election has been won… That is a threat to democracy,” explained the President. “The MAGA...
  • Spies in the President’s Home?

    08/23/2022 8:29:46 AM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    Rumble ^ | Mark...LEVIN!
    Is there a mole in Mar-a-Lago? In June, federal officials went to Donald Trump’s home with a subpoena. What were they doing there? Scoping it out? Looking for anything they can to blame Trump for January 6th? Watch Mark’s argument against the DOJ, the Democrat Party and the country’s slide toward Marxism.
  • The 5 Stages of Totalitarianism

    06/22/2022 11:36:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | June 21, 2022 | Walker Larson / Mises Institute
    Fears of a growing totalitarian tendency in the United States have swelled during 2020–2022. But how close are we really to a totalitarian state? How have such regimes come about historically and what are the warning signs? This article will answer these questions by examining totalitarian regimes in the eighteenth and twentieth centuries and the pattern by which they came to power. Stage 1: Discontent and Rumblings Every new order rises on the ruins of the old. Those who would establish a new regime must tap into or generate dissatisfaction with the status quo. However much those desiring a reset...
  • NYC mayor calls for ‘national response’ to rising violence after subway shooting

    04/12/2022 1:20:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 105 replies
    The hill ^ | 04/11/2022 | Caroline Vakil
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) called for a “national response” to rising violence following a subway shooting that wounded over a dozen people on Tuesday. Adams told CNN’s Dana Bash in an interview that increased violence is an issue affecting the entire country and said that while officials have recovered more than 1,800 guns in the last three and a half months, the city needed some assistance. “We’re going to continue to do our job, but there is some assistance that’s going to be needed in our city, such as an empowering ATF,” the mayor said, referring to...
  • Nowhere To RunTo

    02/03/2022 2:47:51 PM PST · by arthurus · 9 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 3 February 2022 | Hannes Wessels
    Virtually all my life—well, since I could read, write, listen, and understand—I have looked respectfully to the Western democracies of the world as examples of how successful countries should be structured, governed, and led. As an African of European descent I have long longed for the day our leaders would take their cue from Western role models and improve the quality of governance visited upon populations struggling under mostly corrupt, incompetent, authoritarian misrule. As old age beckons, in a country where social safety nets are unavailable and the future looks so bleak, I have been compelled to look abroad and...
  • Wokeism Is a Cruel and Dangerous Cult

    01/24/2022 6:09:46 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 23 Jan, 2022 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Wokeism has been described by its critics as the omnipresent use of race—and to a lesser extent, gender—to replace meritocracy and thus ensure equality of result. What follows from implementing that ideology are reparatory actions to reward those of the present by atoning for the injustices done to others in the past. Some see it as an update of 1960s cultural Marxism fads. Others scoff that it is just a return to 1980s-style political correctness. Still more see it as the logical successor to 1990s-type race, class, and gender obsessions—albeit with a shriller and more dangerous Jacobin, Soviet, and Maoist...
  • Facebook Restricts Headline of the Day website

    01/13/2022 10:33:32 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 11 replies
    Headline of the Day | 1-12-2022 | Jeff Chandler
    ..Facebook restricted Headline of the Day after they posted this information:..