“It is necessary for every American, with becoming energy to endeavor to stop the dissemination of principles evidently destructive of the cause for which they have bled. It must be the combined virtue of the rulers and of the people to do this, and to rescue and save their civil and religious rights from the outstretched arm of tyranny, which may appear under any mode or form of government.” —Mercy Warren (1805)
IN TODAY’S DIGEST
Now that the second Democrat impeachment charade has concluded with another acquittal for Donald Trump, how will Dems perpetuate the blame and continue using the Capitol riot to inflict maximum damage on Trump and all Republicans? By announcing “an outside, independent 9/11-type Commission” ostensibly to investigate the Capitol riot. What could go wrong?
After commissioning retired Army General Russel Honoré to investigate security failures, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote in a letter to House Democrats, “It is clear from his findings and from the impeachment trial that we must get to the truth of how this happened.” Ah yes, “the truth.” She has $500 million in taxpayer funds “invested” in their impeachment props that she can’t let go to waste, even if it resulted in not much truth and way too much political theater.
Not only that, but she called for more money to be spent securing the Capitol. The $500 million we mentioned was primarily spent on keeping the National Guard in DC for far too long already. Nevertheless, she wrote that this is all about “our security, our security, our security.”
Speaking of “the truth of how this happened,” several Republicans would like to know what Pelosi knew and when she knew it. Did she, they ask, have a hand in the denial of National Guard backup before the infamous rally-turned-riot? (That answer is likely yes.) And why is she now bypassing her own security measures?
The rioters deserve condemnation and justice — that is not in question. But this 9/11-style commission will be highly politicized and will at best reveal only the part of the truth beneficial to Democrats. Just consider how Democrats have already politicized the Capitol Police. In the immediate aftermath of the riot, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris each pronounced the police “racist” for supposedly treating the mob differently than BLM and antifa mobs were treated last summer. Now Democrats want to award those same Capitol Police the Congressional Gold Medal.
“We will be forever grateful to the Capitol Police for their life-saving courage and heroism in securing the Capitol and protecting Members,” Pelosi gushed. If that doesn’t highlight the glaring hypocrisy and anti-truth agenda of Democrats, we don’t know what does.
A once-in-a-century winter storm has blanketed vast swaths of the nation in snow, including virtually the entire state of Texas. That has left millions in the Lone Star State without power, and rolling blackouts have many likening Texas to the environmental paradise of California. It’s important to note that this deep freeze is a highly unusual weather event for Texas, something that will likely not be experienced again for another century. However, it does serve to expose the inherent limitations of “green” renewable energy.
While Texas is rightly known for its oil industry, the state also happens to rely on wind energy for more of its power grid than any other state, having the largest wind fleet in the nation. It’s all well and good for the empty stretches of west Texas to be put to good use capturing the wind, but when a deep freeze hits, those turbines suddenly become a liability rather than an asset.
As Isaac Orr at the American Experiment explains, “The Lone Star state is currently short of electricity because half of the Texas wind fleet … is iced over and incapable of generating electricity. Additionally, the natural gas infrastructure Texas has become so reliant upon has also frozen up. Texas’s experience highlights the perils of becoming overly reliant upon wind, solar and natural gas because these energy sources are not as reliable as coal or nuclear power during extreme weather conditions.”
The Wall Street Journal editorial board further observes that much of what has led to Texas’s current predicament can be laid on bad public policy. “Blame a perfect storm of bad government policies, timing and weather. Coal and nuclear are the most reliable sources of power. But competition from heavily subsidized wind power and inexpensive natural gas, combined with stricter emissions regulation, has caused coal’s share of Texas’s electricity to plunge by more than half in a decade to 18%.”
Meanwhile, the Journal notes, “Wind’s share has tripled to about 25% since 2010 and accounted for 42% of power last week before the freeze set in. About half of Texans rely on electric pumps for heating, which liberals want to mandate everywhere. But the pumps use a lot of power in frigid weather. So while wind turbines were freezing, demand for power was surging.”
The problem with dogmatically adhering to an ideology that steadfastly shuns real-world data is that eventually the harshness of reality hits — often devastatingly so — demonstrating the bankruptcy of the ideology. As we noted last week, energy produced by wind and solar simply cannot meet the power demands of the modern world, no matter how loudly ecofascists insist otherwise.
The great irony is that if this deep freeze had hit Texas just a decade ago, its residents wouldn’t be suffering through rolling blackouts because coal power would have backed up enough of the grid to keep the heat on. And that kind of reliability is what matters most in an extreme weather event like folks in Texas are experiencing today.
That Joe Biden would sign an executive order revoking the permit for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office tells us a lot about his disregard for flyover country and the folks who live there.
No discussion, no deliberation, and not even a pretense of living up to the promise he made in his inaugural speech to “work as hard for those who didn’t vote for me as those who did.”
But that’s Joe Biden. Promises made, promises broken.
As we noted two weeks ago, Keystone was about much more than merely getting oil from A to B. It was about opportunities, dreams, jobs, and lives. It was about real people — not Beltway elitists like Joe and Kamala and John Kerry and Sandy Cortez.
The 1,700-mile pipeline was expected to carry some 800,000 barrels of oil per day from the oil sands of the western Canadian province of Alberta to the Bakken formation spanning eastern Montana and western North Dakota, where it would be mixed with American light crude and then sent southward to our refineries in Texas. Was expected — until Joe Biden canceled it with the stroke of a pen.
The Washington Examiner’s Barnini Chakraborty has been chronicling the very real human costs of the Keystone XL cancellation: “‘Once Joe sat down with his stack of executive orders, and he got to the KXL pipeline, that was it,’ Peter Bardeson, business manager for the Laborers, Local 620 union in Sioux Falls, told the Washington Examiner. ‘Our guys were told by the contractors on site that Joe killed the job.’ Bardeson, who has been involved with three cross-country pipelines, had about 60 laborers working at three of the six pump sites in South Dakota when the news of the cancellation hit. Local 620 members began working on location in June and were expected to stay on the job until March. Bardeson estimates that the cancellation of the pipeline cost the union 60,000 hours and $1.6 million in lost wages.”
House Republicans, to their credit, aren’t quite ready to call it quits on Keystone or the thousands of people whose lives have been turned upside down by its cancellation. As the Examiner’s Kerry Picket reports, “The administration of President Donald Trump approved the project, but Biden nixed it because, it said, a pipeline rupture posed imminent environmental threats. But for House Republicans, within striking distance of winning a House majority in 2022, it’s an opportunity to paint the Biden administration as a job-killer. Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, the GOP campaign arm, [said], “House Democrats are going to pay the price for their job-killing, anti-energy agenda.”
Let’s hope so. This was a bad decision by Joe Biden — an America Last decision — and the GOP must shackle him and his party to it.
So much for the once-proud Democrats as the party of labor. And so much for ol’ Scranton Joe and those high-paying union jobs he’s always claimed to be “fighting” for. What we had here was part of what Matthew Continetti dubbed a wealth-redistributing clawback of red state prosperity on behalf of business-hostile blue states and their Democrat benefactors.
And at least one Democrat, West Virginia’s senior senator, Joe Manchin, recognizes the folly of this decision. His state, after all, went for Donald Trump by 39 points. Last week, he penned a letter to Biden, asking him to reconsider. “I encourage you to let these processes proceed as intended,” he wrote, “and to not let politics drive the decisions on the development and operation of our nation’s vital energy infrastructure.”
Manchin is only one Democrat, of course. But it’s a start.
“I wrote an op-ed for Fox News seven months ago,” said former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan, “and I said if Joe Biden became president, we would lose the border. And it’s happening. The surge is already there.”
Last March, President Donald Trump signed an executive order closing the southern border to prevent illegal immigrants who might be infected with the Wuhan coronavirus from bringing it across the border with them. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” he said, “is exercising its authority under Title 42 of the U.S. Code to give Customs and Border Protection the tools it needs to prevent the virus coming through the northern and southern borders.”
This Title 42 provision became known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, and it was fun while it lasted. But the executive order giveth, and it taketh away, as Biden has shown time and again by undoing virtually every thoughtful America-first policy of the Trump administration.
“The truth is, it’s almost 4,000 crossings a day … that’s 120,000 month, which is 1.4 million a year” said Homan. “Once Mexico stops adhering to Title 42, the numbers are going to be astronomical. And we knew this would happen, because all the promises Joe Biden has made and he continues to make. And you know, this isn’t by accident. This is by design. This is an open border strategy.”
It’s also an economically ruinous strategy for lower-income brown and black people, who are key constituencies of the Democrat Party and who are disproportionately affected by the downward pressure on wages that invariably occurs whenever cheap labor flows unchecked across our southern border.
Of course, the economic costs of Biden’s open-borders policy don’t begin and end with the depression of American wages. In addition, our nation spends untold billions each year on food, shelter, healthcare, administrative costs, and other goods and services for illegal aliens. And their numbers are enormous. As Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times reports, “ICE is currently monitoring nearly 1.2 million illegal immigrants who’ve been ordered deported but have not yet left the U.S. — and nearly all of them are still free in the community, the agency told a federal court this week, revealing the monumental task of policing them all.”
What are the odds that these 1.2 million illegals will ever being returned to their home countries? You tell us. Peter B. Berg, the acting deputy executive associate director (there’s a mouthful) for ICE’s deportation operations, said fewer than 6,000 people with deportation orders are actually in custody. The rest? Dinan continues, “Berg said of the tens of thousands who have been given a final order of removal over the last two years, less than 18% have actually been deported. He said the other 82% range from cases where migrants have appealed their deportations to regular federal courts, to people whose home countries won’t take them back, to ‘those who were not removed because of discretionary determinations.’”
Finally, there are the public safety considerations. As former ICE Director Homan notes, “ICE has lost 95% of their criminal targets they arrest every year, criminal targets, people convicted of crimes. … Now, the Biden administration says public safety is still important. Well, obviously not, because DUI is a public safety issue. Over 10,000 people a year die from DUIs. And if Joe Biden ever sat down and talked to an angel mom or angel dad, and I’ve met hundreds of them, whose children were killed by someone here illegally, over a DUI, [he’d understand that] they’ve lost their children. And look this this isn’t about public safety at all, because he says sex offenders are still a priority. But he hasn’t done a thing about sanctuary cities. … So this is disingenuous. This is a false narrative to the American people.”
And to those who would argue that illegals with criminal records are but a small fraction of those who cross our southern border: You’re wrong.
Last month, our Thomas Gallatin wrote about Biden’s idiotic 100-day ban on deportations, which he issued as one in a slew of Inauguration Day executive orders. “Biden’s order effectively prevents [ICE] from deporting criminal aliens. In fact, the Center for Immigration Studies estimates that Biden’s EO blocks ICE from deporting 85% of illegal aliens it had in custody. Of the 185,884 illegal aliens deported last fiscal year, 64% of them had criminal records or pending criminal charges.”
So if you think Joe Biden and Kamala Harris give a rip about our country’s sovereignty, or its borders, or the safety of its people — think again.
During President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, one of his attorneys claimed that the proceeding was an attempt to limit freedom of speech as something available only to the Left — calling it the “Raskin Doctrine” after Representative Jamie Raskin, the lead impeachment manager. While it’s good that there’s increased awareness of the Left’s desire to silence opposition, we shouldn’t let it be limited to just Raskin. Sadly, it’s not limited to politicians, either.
Despite what was claimed by anti-Trump conservatives, the First Amendment was on the ballot in not just the 2020 election, it was at stake in 2016 as well. Raskin wasn’t the first politician to target those who used the First Amendment to oppose the Left: The Cuomo-James regime in New York was targeting the NRA for destruction as a “terrorist organization” for the “crime” of defending Americans from losing their Second Amendment rights as an unjust punishment for crimes they didn’t commit. Raskin wasn’t even the first in Congress — we warned, for example, of the totalitarian efforts of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.
So, where is the media in all of this? The bad news is that Big Media is siding with the would-be totalitarians. In The New York Times, Nicolas Kristof called for cable companies to drop Fox News from basic packages. CNN and MSNBC, which are de facto public-relations agencies for the DNC, would be allowed to stay. But Kristof isn’t the only one. The Washington Post has hosted calls for cable providers to deplatform conservative media outlets.
Even on the 24-hour cable networks, the totalitarian impulse is heeded and not resisted. CNN’s Oliver Darcy, in particular, has an ugly track record of using his platform to seek the deplatforming of competitors, ranging from Alex Jones to OANN and Newsmax. He’s often joined by Brian Stelter, CNN’s living version of Mr. Potato Head but without the wit and charm.
Many of these outlets were really silent when it came to the IRS targeting the Tea Party, the “John Doe” investigations in Wisconsin, and a host of other abuses, ranging from the attacks on Prop 8 supporters in California to the doxing of Trump supporters by a sitting congressman, to the deplatforming of “free speech” competitors to Facebook and Twitter. Media outlets didn’t just stay silent in the face of those actions, they cheered the actions and sought even more. Is the word “totalitarian” too harsh for this pattern of behavior? We don’t think so, given that we’ve seen a track record stretching over a decade.
That said, these media outlets are under the delusion that if only those pesky “free speech”/conservative alternatives are made to go away, they will be trusted once again. That’s not going to happen — instead, the media will have only convinced grassroots Patriots that the more paranoid among them are actually the most rational. That cannot end well.
South Carolina is aiming to become the latest state to pass a so-called “heartbeat” pro-life bill. The bill prohibits the abortion of any preborn child once a heartbeat is detected, except in instances of rape or incest. The state’s House Judiciary Committee approved the bill last Tuesday, and it had already easily passed in the state’s Senate. The measure is expected to pass in the Republican-controlled state House and be signed into law by Republican Governor Henry McMaster.
Expecting fierce legal opposition, South Carolina’s Citizens for Life executive director Holly Gatling noted that the state is ready to defend the bill. She observed, “Our pro-life attorney general Alan Wilson has pledged to defend the law which gives a pregnant woman the right to know her baby has a heartbeat and the right to hear the heartbeat if she so chooses.”
Indeed, the legal opposition will come. All states that have passed similar legislation, including Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky, North Dakota, Arkansas, and Ohio, have been stymied by federal judges. Yet ten other states are seeking to introduce similar heartbeat laws, which brilliantly and viscerally demonstrate the sound scientific argument for the genuine humanity of the preborn baby. Six weeks into a pregnancy is roughly when a baby’s heart begins to beat. Go ahead, abortion extremists, deny that science.
It’s the middle of February and it’s Black History Month. This is the month that suddenly black people become responsible, righteous, and redemptive. The month that violent crimes among blacks cease, black high-school dropouts return to school to finish, and black preachers hold congregants responsible for their own plights. Right? I wish. Black History Month is the same as it’s always been. Twenty-eight days of pseudo celebrations of former black inventors and Civil Rights leaders pumping fists in marches.
I don’t do Black History Month; I celebrate Black Mystery Month. There’s more of a mystery than a history that needs to be discussed. For instance, why are inmates in St. Louis beating guards, breaking out of cells, burning debris, breaking windows, and throwing chairs out of windows? The answer might surprise you, but it’s all because of the coronavirus. If you started laughing, I won’t hold that against you. Yes, inmates claim to be restricted to limited visits and stalled court proceedings due to the pandemic so they decided to riot during Black History Month. The month black people are supposed to pay homage to those who have come before them.
Law enforcement worked around the clock before bringing the St. Louis City Justice Center under control shortly before 10 a.m. The riot began in the middle of the night around 2:30 a.m. St. Louis Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards made sense of what this riot was about. He said, “This was a bunch of folk that were defiant. This were a bunch of people that decided that they were going to engage in criminal mayhem.” Edwards went on to say, “There was no idea why they were upset. Obviously there were no demands.”
I love the fact that Edwards addressed this the way he did, but there’s only one problem with him saying it. He’s a man and he is black. Two strikes. Being a black man in America doesn’t give you the right to directly analyze the criminal behaviors of other brown-skinned people.
The only “acceptable” way to address this matter is how Democrat Representative Cori Bush from Missouri dealt with it. She started with a tweet quoting the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr: “A riot is the language of the unheard.” She followed the quote by saying, “I want to talk to my constituents in the window. Their lives and their rights must be protected,” Bush said. “My team and I are working to ensure that the urgent needs of people who are incarcerated are not ignored.”
Are you kidding me? Let me stop pretending I’m shocked. She’s a leftist black woman. She’s allowed to get away with voicing outlandish opinions.
But here’s the funny part, just a month ago she was outraged with the riot that happened at the Capitol building. She said then: “I’m in the Capitol. I’m safe, and my team and I are sheltering in place. The President of the United States has incited a riot that has now stormed the Capitol. There are rioters roaming the halls of the Capitol. I saw them with my own eyes. Our country deserves better.”
On one end, black inmates breaking windows at the jail and beating guards without even making demands is an act of righteous indignation, but at the Capitol, President Donald Trump “incited a riot” while “our country deserves better.” So, I guess the St. Louis guard who was sent to the hospital was collateral damage?
When the inmates take over the asylum, they have to be black during Black History Month with a black liberal woman as their representative in order for everything to be swept under the rug. That’s black privilege.
From the surreal files of the Left’s alternate universe — in this case the deep (hole) thinkers at the Oregon Department of Education — comes a “Black History Month” recommendation for “Math Equity
From their “friends at the Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction,” the ODE recommends this “teacher instruction” in order that they “learn key tools for engagement, develop strategies to improve equitable outcomes for Black, Latinx, and multilingual students, and join communities of practice.” Apparently, math teachers need to “examine their actions, beliefs, and values around teaching mathematics.”
The instruction provides this summary: “The framework for deconstructing racism in mathematics offers essential characteristics of antiracist math educators and critical approaches to dismantling white supremacy in math classrooms by visibilizing (sic) the toxic characteristics of white supremacy culture … with respect to math.”
Apparently, math teachers have been putting too much “emphasis … on learning math in the ‘real world,’ as if our classrooms are not a part of the real world,” which “reinforces notions of either/or thinking because math is only seen as useful when it is in a particular context.” That, in turn, “can result in using mathematics to uphold capitalist and imperialist ways of being and understandings of the world.”
Thus, educators must “challenge the ways that math is used to hold capitalist, imperialist, and racist views.”
They conclude, “The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false, and teaching it is even much less so. Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuates objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.” Who knew?
Currently, Oregon’s schools rank 40th in the nation and seem to be on the way to 50th.
Government & Politics
- Who’d a thunk it? Newly declassified documents show James Comey purposefully lied about the Steele dossier (Townhall)
- Governor Andrew Cuomo blames “disinformation” and “toxic political environment” for self-caused COVID nursing home scandal (Post Millennial)
- Double standards: WaPo and CNN “fact-checkers” silent as Kamala Harris falsely claims Biden is “starting from scratch” on vaccine rollout (Fox News)
- Parler finally resumes social media app after being jettisoned by Big Tech (Just the News)
Unfortunately, its viability is dubious, though we remain hopeful it can survive.
The Latest on COVID-19
- Israeli study finds 94% drop in symptomatic cases with Pfizer vaccine (Reuters)
- WHO approves AstraZeneca’s vaccine for emergency use (AP)
- Thirty-two million government-provided rapid tests have gone unused, with some close to expiration (Examiner)
“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” —Ronald Reagan
Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate
- Antifa cowards piled snow in front of a Seattle police precinct to keep them from responding to emergency calls (Not the Bee)
- Healing! Trump impeachment lawyer’s home vandalized (ABC News)
- Max Lucado shamefully kowtows, apologizes for hurting LGBT community amid outrage following sermon at National Cathedral (Daily Wire)
- “Family-friendly” Hallmark Channel promises more LGBT bunk (Disrn)
Odds & Ends
- Unsurprisingly, the COVID “investigator” for WHO is a Chinese CDC advisor who accepted ChiCom research grants (National Pulse)
- Bluefield College suspends entire team for kneeling during anthem, forcing them to forfeit (Disrn)
- Support for a political third party reaches all-time high (Daily Caller)
“Non Compos Mentis” Award
- “Gorilla Glue girl” Tessica Brown now has a full-time agent (NY Post)
- Policy: The WHO’s probe into Wuhan needs a dose of common sense (AEI)
- Policy: Biden is set to revive Obama’s devastating Middle East foreign policy (The Federalist)
- Humor: People who moved to Texas from California finally feeling at home now that power is out (Babylon Bee)
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Re: “Trump Acquitted a Second Time in Dems’ Sham Impeachment”
“It’s disgusting and disappointing that so many senators bought into Nancy Pelosi’s paranoid conspiracy theory, totally lacking in evidence, that President Trump was trying to overthrow the government of the United States. If anybody was attempting to overthrow the constitutional order, it was Nancy Pelosi, who attempted to suborn mutiny against the commander-in-chief by demanding that the Pentagon promise to reject any orders by President Trump to use nuclear weapons (another manifestation of her paranoia), then unconstitutionally trying to force him out of office before his term expired with an obvious abuse of the 25th Amendment, and then of course impeaching him a second time on false charges. Nancy Pelosi deserves removal from office. —Paul (Minnesota)
Re: ”Government/Corporate Tyranny“
“I have noticed for a while that our fears of communism, though valid, may be currently misplaced. The marriage of corporate and government interests into a tyranny is the very definition of fascism. It’s a distinction without a difference, as both are far-left ideologies, but it is important to know what we’re up against.” —Chris (California)
Re: “Biden and Harris Call for ‘Battle’”
“Mark Alexander says, ‘However, there was little condemnation from Demos, while in many cases there was support for the violence.’ Little condemnation? There was NO condemnation. The Dems enabled, encouraged, and celebrated the violence all year until it started to show up in the polls. So tell me again how 80 million people voted for Biden?” —Pepper (Utah)
Re: “Second Amendment in the Crosshairs”
“For anyone reading this, I have a challenge. Please define for me in a cogent and specific way the definition of the two words ‘assault’ and ‘weapon’ when used together and in that order. For whatever definition you arrive at, see if it doesn’t rely on the intended meaning of the speaker. I’ll bet it does because ‘assault weapon’ doesn’t define anything specifically at all. The Left wants the ability to make it whatever it wants. If I define it as a weapon with which one may commit assault, that includes baseball bats, knives, sharp wooden sticks, ball-point pens, coat hangers, belts, chains, rope, and on and on and on. We must rid the world of everything because these items assume human traits and commit assault. ‘Spoons made me fat!’” —Wirg (Tennessee)
Re: “Dolly Parton Triggers the Woke Crowd”
“I grew up within 50 miles of Parton and I am familiar through observation of the plight of some of the people. What the ‘woke’ crowd has no understanding of is how a father and mother could work three jobs each just to provide the lessons for their children that hard work brings. They live and work to provide education and opportunity to their children, where there was none in their own lives. This requires such things as commitment, determination, pure hard work, love, and purpose, all traits that the ‘woke’ crowd either don’t know of or that they disdain. All of this way of thinking was instilled in them by the government socialist schools. They feel entitled and have never been told that the world owes them nothing. Sad, sad, sad.” —Wirg (Tennessee)
Re: “Et Tu, Ravi?”
“I am truly grieved over these revelations. This is, I think, the greatest scandal to hit the evangelical world since the televangelist scandals of the 1980s and ‘90s. But whereas those men had an opportunity to show public contrition and repentance after being exposed, Ravi’s tragic legacy will be of one who hid his scandals all the way to the grave and never repented of them in this life. I truly fear that the ‘gold, silver, and precious stones’ that he seemed to have built on the foundation of Christ will turn out to be ‘wood, hay, and straw’ that will be burned up (1 Corinthians 3:12-15). Utterly tragic on all levels.” —Philip (California)
Re: “The Renewable Energy Pipe Dream”
“The oil will now be sold to the Chinese, who are dependent on importing 90% of all their fossil fuel requirements. The real problem American ecologists face is they portray the USA as the primary cause of pollution, and it is just not true. And for the real
polluters, they invent social justice rationalizations.” —Frank (Kansas)
Censored Medical & Legal Experts — Dave Rubin talks to Dr. Drew, Viva Frei, and Zubin Damania about the YouTube censorship they have experienced just by having honest conversations on their channels.
The Capitol Officer Murder Case Is Falling Apart — No evidence has emerged that supports the Democrats’ dubious narrative that Brian Sicknick was killed by Capitol rioters.
Satire: You’ll Own Nothing and Be Happy!? — These are the words of Klaus Schwab, head of the World Economic Forum. It’s part of his plan for the Great Reset.
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Insight: “Goodness without wisdom always accomplished evil.” —Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)
Upright: “[The] selective disregard for rules and norms is a civic disease that is spreading through the political left. … The nation needs real constitutional champions, not fair-weather institutionalists.” —Mitch McConnell
For the record: “I said if Joe Biden became president, we would lose the border and it’s happening. The surge is already there. … This isn’t by accident. This is by design. This is an open-border strategy. He has bowed to the Left.” —former acting ICE Director Tom Homan
A blind squirrel finds a nut: “When you have unions that have other aspirations beyond being a union, and maybe being something akin to a political party, then there’s always going to be conflict. I think, ultimately, they’d like to take over not only Chicago Public Schools, but take over running the city government. That’ll play itself out over time. … But politics intrudes, always.” —Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on the Chicago Teachers Union’s refusal to return to work
The BIG Lie: “There was no stockpile … of vaccines. There was no national strategy or plan for vaccinations. We were leaving it to the states and local leaders to try and figure it out. And so in many ways, we’re starting from scratch on something that’s been raging for almost an entire year!” —VP Kamala Harris (“We certainly are not starting from scratch because there is activity going on in the distribution.” —Dr. Anthony Fauci in January)
Nothing to see here… “I want to clarify facts on the nursing homes. This past year, there is a toxic political environment, and everything gets politicized. And there is political spin, and there are facts — two different things.” —Andrew Cuomo trying to explain away revelations regarding his deadly policy on nursing homes and COVID
Race bait: “All I can say is, 75 million people voted for Trump. That’s all I can say. You ain’t fooling me. I know what it’s about. A lot of you hate everything we did when we came here about the staff, the diversity of the staff, it was this or that. And I like to think I know a little something about building teams and what organizations should look like.” —Vanderbilt men’s basketball coach Jerry Stackhouse, whose team is having yet another embarrassing season
And last… “It’s truly appalling that anybody even on the left is willing to defend Andrew Cuomo or teachers unions.” —Liz Wheeler
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