“He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright.” – Blaise Pascal. "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily" – George Washington letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795. We live in a “post-truth” world. According to the dictionary, “post-truth” means, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Simply put, we now live in a culture that seems to value experience and emotion more than truth. Truth will never go away no matter how hard one might wish. Going beyond the MSM idealogical opinion/bias and their low information tabloid reality show news with a distractional superficial focus on entertainment, sensationalism, emotionalism and activist reporting – this blogs goal is to, in some small way, put a plug in the broken dam of truth and save as many as possible from the consequences—temporal and eternal. "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." – George Orwell “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Soren Kierkegaard
“Pfizer CEO says third Covid vaccine dose likely needed within 12 months,”readsa recent CNBC headline. “Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said people will ‘likely’ need a third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated,” we are told.
“Moderna hopes to have Covid booster shot for its vaccine ready by the fall, CEO says,”announcesanother CNBC report. “Moderna hopes to have a Covid booster shot available for Americans by the fall, according to CEO Stephane Bancel,” the article reassures concerned readers.
The hidden lead in these reports is that one of history’s greatest frauds is being perpetrated right before our eyes. This should be obvious to anyone capable of making a logical deduction.
The inescapable implication of these reports is that the vaccines being currently administered will not give you sufficient protection against Covid-19 going forward. In other words, these injections are ineffective.
If these vaccines were effective, the CEOs of these companies would not speak about the necessity of receiving another shot in a few months’ time.
Let us spell it out again: come this fall, the vaccine that you have taken or are about to take will not protect you from Covid.
Why, then, are governments still going ahead with these massive vaccination programs that inject ineffective pharmaceuticals into the arms of millions every day?
For not only are these hastily cooked up concoctions ineffective, they are outright dangerous. Thousands of people have been needlessly killed by them and hundreds of thousands have suffered serious injuries.
“10,000+ deaths after COVID shots reported by U.S., European agencies,” wereadin a report that compiled data collected by various government bodies. “More than 7,000 deaths have occurred in Europe, and more than 200,000 injuries worldwide have been reported,” we learn.
The question is this: why are these vaccination programs – which are causing widespread death and injury – and which are ineffective vis-à-vis their stated purpose, i.e., protecting against Covid, allowed to continue?
This is nothing less than a crime against humanity, which is being carried out by pharma companies and their enablers in government and the scientific community with the help of the media shills.
Real scientists have always known that due to the mutating nature of the virus, it will not be possible to come up with an effective vaccine against Covid-19. This, however, did not stop pharma executives and their scientific sidekicks from cooking up ineffective and dangerous concoctions and then injecting them into the bodies of hundreds of millions of human beings.
Why would they do this? Because of money, of course. The value of Moderna’s CEO shares, for example, has now shot up to about five billion dollars. Not a bad payoff for other peoples’ pain.
Tellingly, the CEO, Stephane Bancel, has refused to reveal his own vaccination status.
But the fraud runs even deeper. Not only will the presently offered vaccines be ineffective against variants that will emerge in the fall, but they are already ineffective against some of the variants in circulation right now.
Just consider thisheadlinefrom CNBC: “Covid variant from South Africa was able to ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine in Israeli study.” The piece’s opening sentence informs us that “[t]he coronavirus variant first discovered in South Africa is able to evade some of the protection of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.” This should make everyone pause, since the South African variant is a widespread mutation that has been detected in dozens of countries around the world and has already become thedominantstrain in some of them.
In fact, it now appears that the very vaccines that were supposed to protect you from Covid may make you more vulnerable to it. This is from anotherstudyconducted in Israel, one of the world’s most vaccinated nations:
“Israeli researchers found people who received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine were eight times more likely to be infected with the South African variant, and people who received one dose of the vaccine were more likely to get the UK variant.”
It is time to rise up against this gargantuan healthcare fraud and hold the perpetrators and their accomplices responsible.
Hidden in Plain Sight Deuteronomy 7:9; Hebrews 10:23; 2 Peter 1:3–4
The titles of God are virtually promises, when he is called a sun, a shield, a strong tower, a hiding-place, a portion. The titles of Christ—light of the world, bread of life, the way, truth, and life; the titles of the Spirit—the Spirit of truth, of holiness, of glory, of grace, and supplication, the sealing, witnessing Spirit; faith may conclude as much out of these as out of promises.
Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Substituting Appearance for Integrity of Heart 1 Samuel 16:7; Isaiah 29:13; 58:5; Matthew 15:8; 23:25–28; Mark 7:6; 12:38–39; Luke 20:45–46
There is nothing that God more abominates than when men endeavor to cloak themselves by substituting signs and external appearance for integrity of heart.
Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
103:11those who fear him An attitude of pious reverence toward God. See note on Ps 90:11.
11. “For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.” Boundless in extent towards his chosen is the mercy of the Lord; it is no more to be measured than the height of heaven or the heaven of heavens. “Like the height of the heaven” is the original language, which implies other points of comparison besides extent, and suggests sublimity, grandeur, and glory. As the lofty heavens canopy the earth, water it with dews and rains, enlighten it with sun, moon, and stars, and look down upon it with unceasing watchfulness, even so the Lord’s mercy from above covers all his chosen, enriches them, embraces them, and stands for ever as their dwelling-place. The idea of our version is a very noble one, for who shall tell how exceeding great is the height of heaven? Who can reach the first of the fixed stars, and who can measure the utmost bounds of the starry universe? Yet so great is his mercy! Oh, that great little word so! All this mercy is for “them that fear him;” there must be a humble, hearty reverence of his authority, or we cannot taste of his grace. Godly fear is one of the first products of the divine life in us, it is the beginning of wisdom, yet it fully ensures to its possessor all the benefits of divine mercy, and is, indeed, here and elsewhere, employed to set forth the whole of true religion. Many a true child of God is full of filial fear, and yet at the same time stands trembling as to his acceptance with God; this trembling is groundless, but it is infinitely to be preferred to that baseborn presumption, which incites men to boast of their adoption and consequent security, when all the while they are in the gall of bitterness. Those who are presuming upon the infinite extent of divine mercy, should here be led to consider that although it is wide as the horizon and high as the stars, yet it is only meant for them that fear the Lord, and as for obstinate rebels, they shall have justice without mercy measured out to them.
11. For in proportion to the height of the heavens above the earth. The Psalmist here confirms by a comparison the truth that God does not punish the faithful as they have deserved, but, by his mercy, strives against their sins. The form of expression is equivalent to saying that God’s mercy towards us is infinite. With respect to the word גבר, gabar, it is of little consequence whether it is taken in a neuter signification, or in a transitive, as is noted on the margin; for in either way the immeasurableness of God’s mercy is compared to the vast extent of the world. As the mercy of God could not reach us, unless the obstacle of our guilt were taken away, it is immediately added, (verse 12th,) that God removes our sins as far from us as the east is distant from the west. The amount is, that God’s mercy is poured out upon the faithful far and wide, according to the magnitude of the world; and that, in order to take away every impediment to its course, their sins are completely blotted out. The Psalmist confirms what I have just now stated, namely, that he does not treat in general of what God is towards the whole world, but of the character in which he manifests himself towards the faithful. Whence also it is evident that he does not here speak of that mercy by which God reconciles us to himself at the first, but of that with which he continually follows those whom he has embraced with his fatherly love. There is one kind of mercy by which he restores us from death to life, while as yet we are strangers to him, and another by which he sustains this restored life; for that blessing would forthwith be lost did he not confirm it in us by daily pardoning our sins. Whence also we gather how egregiously the Papists trifle in imagining that the free remission of sins is bestowed only once, and that afterwards righteousness is acquired or retained by the merit of good works, and that whatever guilt we contract is removed by satisfactions. Here David does not limit to a moment of time the mercy by which God reconciles us to himself in not imputing to us our sins, but extends it even to the close of life. Not less powerful is the argument which this passage furnishes us in refutation of those fanatics who bewitch both themselves and others with a vain opinion of their having attained to perfect righteousness, so that they no longer stand in need of pardon.
 Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Ps 103:11). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7 (Read all of Psalm 20.)
My friend moved to palliative care. She was dying. The Psalms comforted her as she prepared to meet Jesus and grieved leaving her family.
Often, we turn to the Psalms when our souls are hungry, thirsty, and needing comfort. They provide words to express what is going on inside of us. When I want to bow down in worship, I turn to Psalm 100. When I feel afflicted and need protection I turn to Psalm 27. When I want to remind myself of God’s presence, I read Psalm 139. When I am in distress, I read Psalm 18. Do you have a favorite Psalm?
When I want to send a blessing, I offer Psalm 20. So today, I offer you Psalm 20. “Times of trouble” come to everyone — during those times, may the LORD answer your cry. May His name protect you. May He send you the help you need. May He strengthen your whole psabeing. May He tell you that He knows your name and remembers everything you have sacrificed for Him.
May He answer you and bless you with your heart’s desires. May He grant you success as you strive to follow Him. He alone has the power to rescue you. Some people trust many things to save them, but let us boast in the LORD our God. May we rise up and stand firm.
O LORD, answer our cry for help! Hear the desires of our heart. Thank You that you have all the power and strength we need. We deliberately put our trust in You to act on our behalf. Help us rise up and stand firm in You. Amen.
“Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So let it grow, and don’t try to squirm out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete” James 1:2-4
A friend of mine had been very successful in business, but after he became a Christian everything seemed to go wrong. Problem after problem seemed to plague him. Yet he never seemed to be discouraged or defeated.
As we counselled together, he assured me that there was no unconfessed sin in his life. So I rejoiced with him that God was preparing him for a very important responsibility in His kingdom. That is exactly what happened. He is now the director of a very fruitful ministry for our Lord. The problems and testing served to help equip him to be a better ambassador for Christ.
If you are experiencing difficulties in your life – physical illness, loss of loved ones, financial adversity – remember the above admonition from God’s Word. Be happy, knowing that God will work in your life to accomplish His holy purpose.
You can decide how you will respond to problems and temptations – you can either become critical and cynical, or as an act of the will, by faith, you can choose to believe that our sovereign, loving God is allowing this to happen in your life for your own good and for His glory.
Even the hairs of your head are numbered. “His eyes run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him” (2 Chronicles 16:9, KJV). He is tender, loving and compassionate, concerned about your every need.
Bible Reading: James 1:5-12
When difficulties and temptations enter into my life I will – as an act of the will, by faith in God’s faithfulness to His promises – rejoice and be glad, knowing that He is always with me and will never forsake me. As I trust Him and obey Him, he will supernaturally turn tragedy to triumph, and He will change heartache and sorrow to joy and rejoicing. I will trust Him in the darkest night of circumstances.
Your Only Comfort in Life and Death Matthew 10:29–31; Luke 21:18; John 6:39; 8:34–36; 10:28; Romans 8:28; 14:7–8; 1 Corinthians 3:23; 6:19; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 2:14; 1 Peter 1:5, 18–19; 1 John 1:7; 2:2, 3:8; 12
Q: What is your only comfort in life and death?
A: That I with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Savior Jesus Christ; who, with his precious blood, has fully satisfied for all my sins, and delivered me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me that without the will of my heavenly Father, not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, that all things must be subservient to my salvation, and therefore, by his Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me sincerely willing and ready from now on to live unto him.
THE HEIDELBERG CATECHISM
Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Glory in Infirmities and the Cross Luke 9:23; 2 Corinthians 11:30; 12:5, 9
If you were handsomer and richer than all others, and even if you could work wonders and put the demons to flight, all these things are hurtful to you and in nowise belong to you, and in them you cannot glory. That, however, in which we may glory is in our infirmities, and in bearing daily the holy cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
NASA helicopter breaks records with flight on Mars NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin air, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. The triumph was hailed as a Wright Brothers moment. The mini four-pound (1.8-kilogram) copter named Ingenuity, in fact, carried a bit of wing fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer, which made similar history at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Bill Gates ‘betting on total collapse’ of Bitcoin as cryptocurrency plunges in value The retreat came after Bitcoin hit a record high of more than $64,000 (£45,773) last Wednesday following the stock market debut of the US’s largest exchange for the tokens, Coinbase Global Inc. While prices steadied today with Bitcoin holding just below $57,000 (£40,767) it is still down about 12 percent from last week. And co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, Mr Gates, is reported to believe things will only get worse as time goes on. “But why is he still pessimistic about the cryptocurrency and why is he betting on a total collapse?”
North Korea crisis: Expert warns US must ‘catch up’ with Kim to halt escalating tensions North Korea now has more nukes than ever and missiles which can reach the USA. Under the rule of Kim Jong-Un, the nation remains among the world’s most repressive countries despite decades of sanctions and threats of force from across the globe. Last month, Kim called for another “arduous march” against severe economic difficulties as the nation struggles against economic sanctions imposed by the USA.
Pakistan to launch global campaign against blasphemy Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said he is going to launch a campaign, seeking Muslim countries’ support to raise the simmering issues of blasphemy and Islamophobia at international forums, including the UN and the EU.
Chauvin judge admits: Maxine Waters’ incitement possible ground for appeal! As Minneapolis and cities across the nation braced for unrest, the judge in the trial of officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd said Monday that remarks by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., over the weekend may be a ground for a mistrial upon appeal. “I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” Hennepin County Judge Peter A. Cahill told defense counsel Eric Nelson.
Abu Dhabi’s G42 forms AI joint venture with Israel’s Rafael Abu Dhabi-based technology company Group 42 (G42) has formed a joint venture with Israel’s state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to commercialize artificial intelligence and big data technologies, the companies said on Monday. The joint venture, called Presight.AI, will have a research and development site in Israel and will develop products for sectors including banking, healthcare and public safety, to be sold in Israel, the United Arab Emirates and internationally.
China hit with 3 blinding dust storms in one month: A ‘Biblical sign of God’s displeasure’ The skies over Beijing turned yellow and air pollution soared to severe levels as China suffered its worst dust storms in over a decade. The capital, Beijing, was entirely engulfed in clouds three times in the last five weeks with the visibility dropping to about half a mile. A giant cloud of sand and dust particles rolled into the city, propelled by strong winds from the north of China.
Russia warns Biden to stay out of Ukraine conflict: Expels US diplomats As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine heats up, tensions between the US and Russia are ratcheting up. There is no doubt that the Russian military is gearing up for a military conflict. Last week, Ukraine’s Chief of the Defense Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR MO), Kyrylo Budanov, told his country’s parliamentary committee on national security that massive amounts of Russian troops were massed on the border consisting of two combined armies, two air force and air defense armies, as well as the Black Sea fleet. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed Decree No. 117/2021 on March 24, essentially declaring war with Russia.
BARAK ER missile defense system completes series of successful trials Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said on Monday that it completed a successful series of trials of the BARAK Air and Missile Defense System, and unveiled documentation of the challenging trials, in which it tested the system’s capabilities in a range of scenarios and threats, including the interception of an assaulting ballistic target by the BARAK ER (Extended Range) interceptor.
Sen Warren: Consider restricting military aid in occupied territories Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Monday that the US should consider “restricting military aid from being used in the occupied territories.” Speaking at J Street’s virtual conference, Warren said: “We should talk about the elephant in the room: America’s military assistance to Israel. I said earlier that I am committed to Israel’s security and I am; I support military assistance to Israel.
Abbas to J Street: US must rescind declaration of PLO as terror group The Biden administration must rescind the 1987 US determination that the Palestine Liberation Organization is a terror group, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the annual J Street Conference, as he spoke of the steps to re-establish ties between Washington and Ramallah.
Cape Town fire: Residents evacuated on city’s outskirts South African emergency workers have evacuated three 17-storey residential buildings overlooking Cape Town as a huge fire burns along Table Mountain. The blaze spread quickly after breaking out on Sunday morning near a memorial to politician Cecil Rhodes. A restaurant was destroyed. The University of Cape Town’s historic library was also badly damaged.
Big rise in numbers of migrant children on Mexico-US border The number of migrant children trying to reach the US from Mexico has increased ninefold since the start of 2021, UN children’s agency Unicef says. The rise from 380 to nearly 3,500 has overwhelmed the facilities at Mexico’s reception centres, it says. The children are mainly from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico itself. Half arrived without parents.
China’s Xi calls for fairer world order as rivalry with U.S. deepens Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for a rejection of hegemonic power structures in global governance, amid growing tensions between Washington and Beijing over a widening range of issues including alleged human rights abuses. Speaking at the annual Boao Forum for Asia, Xi criticised efforts by some countries to “build barriers” and “decouple”, which he said would harm others and benefit no one.
Police scuffle with protesters in Arab neighborhood of Tel Aviv Israeli police scuffled with protesters in an Arab neighborhood of Tel Aviv for a second night late Monday after the assault of a rabbi over the weekend. The protesters, including Arabs and Jews, say Jewish nationalist religious groups are buying up property in the traditionally Arab district of Jaffa, which has rapidly gentrified in recent years as luxury housing has gone up.
Sudan repeals Israel boycott law amid normalization efforts Sudan on Monday abolished a decades-old law on boycotting Israel, part of efforts to establish normal ties with the Jewish state. A bill was approved at a joint meeting of Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council and cabinet that annuls the 1958 law. The law had forbidden diplomatic and economic ties with Israel, Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari said in a Twitter post.
Heaviest rainfall in 40 years triggers flash flooding in Singapore Heavy downpour caused flash flooding in Singapore on Saturday, April 17, 2021, with up to 161.4 mm (6.3 inches) of rain recorded in the western region from 04:25 to 07:25 UTC (12:25 to 15:25 LT). The amount was equivalent to 91 percent of the country’s average April rain and is among the highest in 40 years.
As Promised, Microsoft Has Rolled Out ‘Daily Pass’ To Track Half Million Students In LA Unified School District Today we read that “Los Angeles Unified has launched a one-stop shop web app built specifically for the District to ensure that we get students, faculty and administrators back to schools and district offices as safely as possible. In addition to completing a daily health check through the app, users will be able to book COVID-19 tests and receive test results and messages. This innovative tool was developed in partnership with Microsoft to bring our students back into the classrooms with the following easy steps.” And it gets better, the Daily Pass gatekeepers posted at the entrance to every school are known as ‘welcomers’, how stinkin’ creepy is that?
10 Characteristics of Christian CultsPosted: 19 Apr 2021 02:41 PM PDT(OPINION) Charisma – There have been numerous offshoots of Christianity that have turned out to be heretical cults. Because of the lack of biblical discernment, many people fall prey to them. One of the most popular of the cults that have many of the following characteristics is Watchtower, better known as the “Jehovah’s Witnesses.”Many would also include aberrant religious groups like Scientology (founded by L. Ron Hubbard) as well as many other religious entities too numerous to mention here.Continue reading 10 Characteristics of Christian Cults at End Time Headlines.
“The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy.” —Benjamin Franklin (1774)
It was challenging first because, as a former law enforcement officer myself, assaults on police officers are personal — membership in the Blue fraternity does not expire. Brian Sicknick was an exemplary LEO and a Patriot.
It was challenging because Brian died a day after the disgraceful Capitol riot, or as Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would have called it in any other venue, a “peaceful protest.” I was, and remain, very angry about images of confrontations that day between Capitol Police and self-centered anarchists — a minute fringe element of self-proclaimed Donald Trump supporters whom neither Trump nor any genuine conservative would claim as fellow Patriots.
It was challenging because I had a strong instinct that Brian Sicknick’s death was being used as cheap political fodder by Pelosi and Schumer. As I wrote, “Democrats have a long and sordid history of using the caskets of victims as staging platforms for their political agenda. … But would they be so brazen as to use the remains of a Capitol Police officer who was committed to their protection as a political prop for a second Trump impeachment charade?”
Last June, after Pelosi and Schumer kneeled for George Floyd in the Capitol Rotunda, using his death as a prop in order to ignite their constituents’ “summer of rage,” we started posting tributes honoring police officers killed in the line of duty (now called End of Watch), and asking Pelosi and Schumer why they refuse to take a knee for those officers.
Apparently, with Officer Sicknick’s death, Democrats finally found a police officer they could “honor” as a political prop in that same Capitol Rotunda.
As I speculated then, and now has now been confirmed months after his death, Brian Sicknick died of “natural causes.” The Democrat Party and Leftmedia narrative that he was killed by rioters was a brazen lie. According to the DC medical examiner in charge of investigating Brian’s death, there was no connection between the riot and his death: “If death is hastened by an injury, the manner of death is not considered natural.”
The day of officer Sicknick’s death, his family members reported that his cause of death was natural — not related to the Capitol events — and asked that his death not be politicized by the Left and Leftmedia. (As you may recall, Sicknick was a Trump supporter.) But Pelosi and Schumer rushed to judgment and blamed the Capitol rioters, whom they would otherwise call “peaceful protesters” in any place other than the Capitol building.
Recall at the time, his family stated, “Many details regarding Wednesday’s events and the direct causes of Brian’s injuries remain unknown and our family asks the public and the press to respect our wishes in not making Brian’s passing a political issue. Please honor Brian’s life and service.” His mother, Gladys Sicknick, said she believed her son died of a stroke — precisely the cause of death noted by the DCME.
But Pelosi and Schumer could not resist “making Brian’s passing a political issue.” Apparently, having exploited all the political theater they could from his death, they decided it was okay for the DCME to finally release his actual cause of death finding, which will now become little more than a footnote to their disgraceful political devaluation of Brian Sicknick’s life by desecrating his cause of death.
Unfortunately, the Demo-controlled Capitol Police are continuing the leftist narrative with this response to the DCME’s report: “The USCP accepts the findings from the Office of the Medical Examiner, but this does not change the fact Officer Brian Sicknick died in the Line of Duty, courageously defending Congress and the Capitol.” He certainly did courageously defend the Capitol, but the DCME’s report completely changed the Left’s narrative of how he died.
Again, the only person killed in the Capitol building riot was Ashli Babbitt, and the only Capitol Police officer killed on the Capitol grounds in a decade was Officer William Evans — murdered two weeks ago by one of Louis Farrakhan’s deranged Islamist adherents.
The congresswoman’s irresponsible rhetoric earned her a reprimand from the bench of the Chauvin trial.
Maxine Waters exemplifies the disconnect between the Capitol riot and the Burn, Loot, and Murder urban riots. Her “get more confrontational” comments regarding the trial of Derek Chauvin are by Democrat standards an incitement to violence if the “wrong” verdict is handed down. An incitement, by the way, that she made after requesting an armed police escort. She took some justified criticism, received some hypocritical defense, and doubled down herself.
First, Waters may be “in over her head” this time, because at this point any window that gets broken in Minneapolis is going to be hung around her neck. Moreover, the judge in the Chauvin trial slammed her for jeopardizing the trial itself.
Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill declared during the closing moments of Chauvin’s trial that it was abhorrent of Waters to tell protesters it would be unacceptable for the former officer to be acquitted of murdering George Floyd. “I’m aware that Congresswoman Waters was talking specifically about this trial and about the unacceptability of anything less than a murder conviction and talk about being confrontational,” he said. “I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case, especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function. I think if they want to give their opinions, they should do so in a respectful [way] and in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution to respect a coequal branch of government. Their failure to do so, I think, is abhorrent.”
After Chauvin’s defense lawyer requested a mistrial, Judge Cahill, a Democrat who worked for Amy Klobuchar, denied the request. Even so, he conceded, “I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result on this whole trial being overturned.”
Waters has a long and sordid history of promoting violence. Long before she was advocating that mobs attack Trump officials, she was promoting the Burn, Loot, and Murder mobs in the bloody 1992 Los Angeles riots. Back then, Waters declared, “The fact of the matter is, whether we like it or not, riot is the voice of the unheard.” Fifteen people were murdered during those riots and many more were seriously injured.
Nevertheless, when asked to answer for her colleague’s comments, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi likened Waters to a civil rights hero. “No, I don’t think she should apologize,” Pelosi insisted. “Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement.”
On the contrary, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy argued, “Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence. Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters’ behavior — that’s why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments.” His motion will have to be brought to the floor for a vote.
Senator Tom Cotton weighed in as well, saying, “It is appalling to see a senior Democrat in Congress going out of her way to Minnesota to fan the flames in the streets.” He added, “[There is] no grievance, there is no perceived injustice that is a fit object for mob violence.”
Finally, that brings us back to a very unrepentant and still belligerent Waters. Asked to respond to Judge Cahill, Waters repeatedly protested, “The judge says my words don’t matter.” And as far as basing a verdict appeal on her words, she replied, “Oh no, no they didn’t.”
So if words don’t matter, why did Waters vote “yes” on Pelosi’s charade to impeach Donald Trump for “inciting” the Capitol riot? In explaining her own vote, she accused Trump of “trying to create a civil war.”
Rioters in every case are responsible for their own behavior, but if Democrats are going to set a different standard — that political words do matter — they’re going to have to live by it. Of course, we all know they’ll refuse to do that.
While disavowing the abortion mill founder’s racist views, the current president refused to say Sanger was a racist.
America’s leading proponent and provider of abortions, Planned Parenthood, finally acknowledged the racism of the organization’s founder, Margaret Sanger. In an article published in The New York Times titled “We’re Done Making Excuses for Our Founder,” current Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson stated that it was time for the organization to “reckon with Margaret Sanger’s association with white supremacist groups and eugenics.”
You don’t say.
The truth is that Sanger’s views were indeed racist, with her expressed and primary goal for abortion being population control. Specifically, she aimed to limit the reproduction rate of the underdeveloped within the populace so as “to make the coming generation into such physically fit, mentally capable, socially alert individuals as are the ideal of a democracy.”
That’s called eugenics, and a certain political party in Germany also endorsed it.
Of black Americans, Sanger wrote in 1939, “We believe birth control knowledge brought to this group, is the most direct, constructive aid that can be given them to improve their immediate situation.” After advocating that trained “Negro” doctors would have the biggest impact on promoting abortion within the black community, Sanger warned, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
For her part, Johnson explained, “We have defended Sanger as a protector of bodily autonomy and self-determinism, while excusing her association with white supremacist groups and eugenics as an unfortunate ‘product of her time.’” This is lipstick on a pig.
As Human Coalition Vice President Benjamin Watson contended, “Whether they personally identify with Sanger’s ideology or not, they continue to carry out her mission, by serving as the leading executioner of our children. The same Sanger they claim to disavow would applaud their efforts and results, as a disproportionate percentage of black children have been killed in Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinics.” He added, “Acknowledging a racist history does not absolve them of the blood on their hands, as they continue to take full advantage of victims of the racism they decry.”
Reverend Dean Nelson, the executive director of Human Coalition, observed, “You cannot acknowledge the racist person and history without admitting to the racist vision that has resulted in nearly 80% of Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities being located within walking distance of minority neighborhoods.”
Of the reported 619,591 abortions in 2018, the CDC says race is known only for 350,000 of them. Over a third of that number were black babies, despite blacks making up just 14% of the population.
The fact of the matter is that Sanger’s blatant racism has become a public embarrassment to Planned Parenthood. At the same time, the organization continues to embrace her primary agenda — abortion as population control. While Johnson may be done with making excuses for Sanger, she’s clearly not done with making excuses for Planned Parenthood’s continued promotion of Sanger’s vision.
Twitter and Facebook sprung into action to censor the news that a BLM founder has been on a home-buying spree.
Black Lives Matter is a business, and business is good.
It’s hard to come to any other conclusion regarding the organization that, according to the New York Post, claims to have taken in a cool $90 million in 2020.
Not a bad haul for BLM’s three self-proclaimed Marxist founders. But we wonder: Where’s all that money going? Because it doesn’t seem to be going to Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, the drug money handler who was killed in her apartment in March 2020 during a gunfight between her then-boyfriend and Louisville police. Nor does it seem to be going to the father of Michael Brown, the “hands up, don’t shoot” thug who was killed when he attempted to disarm and then bull-rushed Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.
(Note: Brown’s family received $1.5 million from Ferguson, and Taylor’s family was awarded $12 million by Louisville. To be clear, that’s taxpayer money, not BLM donations, though the threat of BLM is what brought such settlements.)
“I have never personally dealt with BLM Louisville and personally have found them to be [a] fraud,” Tamika Palmer wrote on Facebook.
“Who are they giving to, and what are they doing with it?” Michael Brown Sr. asked. “Why hasn’t my family’s foundation received any assistance from the movement? How could you leave the families who are helping the community without any funding?”
Those are two good questions. And to them we might add two more: At what point does this Black Lives Matter grift get exposed? And at what point does a self-styled Marxist own enough homes?
We’re speaking, of course, of Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of the group’s cofounders. She’s gone on a bit of a buying spree of late, plopping down $3.2 million and snatching up four homes that are, it’s fair to say, well out of the price range of most black Americans.
As the Post reports, Khan-Cullors was also eyeballing property in the Bahamas at a resort where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods both have homes — and where luxury digs at the beachfront resort outside Nassau are priced between $5 million and $20 million, according to a local agent.
The crown jewel of the purchased properties, though, would seem to be the one in Topanga Canyon, which the Post describes as “a $1.4 million home on a secluded road a short drive from Malibu in Los Angeles. … The 2,370-square-foot property features ‘soaring ceilings, skylights and plenty of windows’ with canyon views. The Topanga Canyon homestead, which includes two houses on a quarter-acre, is just one of three homes Khan-Cullors owns in the Los Angeles area, public records show.”
Topanga, as independent black journalist and teller-of-hard-truths Jason Whitlock tweeted, has “a black population of 1.4%.” But, as he noted of Cullors’s choice of neighbors, “She’s with her people!”
That barb, though, was clearly too much for the thin-skinned totalitarians at Twitter, who showed that they’ll suspend even black people if they dare to wander off the Big Tech plantation. “Never apologize to these satanic MFers!” Whitlock responded upon being released from Twitter prison. “Never. Stand your ground. Stand on truth.” (We’re not certain what an “MFer” is, but we have a hunch it’s pretty bad.)
Which brings us to the point of this latest BLM saga: the naked censorship of legitimate news — this time by Facebook, which joined Twitter in blocking its users from linking to the Post article above.
As Alana Goodman of The Washington Free Beacon reports, “Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz has poured over $5 million into a network of nonprofits run by Black Lives Matter leader Patrisse Cullors, according to financial disclosure records, raising questions about whether this relationship played a role in the company’s decision to censor unflattering news articles about the activist last week.”
Hmm … ya think?
As Goodman continues, “Facebook said the reporting violated its ‘privacy and personal information policy.’ The Post argued that the decision was ‘so arbitrary as to be laughable’ and noted that the media routinely report on real estate purchases by other celebrities and political figures without facing social media censorship.”
Facebook is, for our humble operation, the necessary evil of our social media presence. Still, we think Peter Flaherty, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a watchdog group that monitors Facebook, summed up the social media giant pretty well: “We think this, once again, proves freedom of speech is an option not a feature across the Facebook platform, where their corporate interests are placed above the interests of their users at every turn.”
The man who claims to not get political gets political.
How does a Beltway bureaucrat set the stage for taking away our constitutional rights? Claim it’s a “public health emergency” and then — voila — no more rights. At least that’s what appears to be the perspective of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who in a CNN interview over the weekend elected to weigh in on the Second Amendment by expressing such sentiments.
When asked if he believes that “gun violence” is a public health emergency, Fauci answered, “Myself, as a public health person, I think you can’t run away from that. I mean, when you see people getting killed — I mean, in this last month it’s just been horrifying what’s happened. How can you say that’s not a public health issue?” Easily — by not expanding the term of health beyond its current definition.
But this was just one of the more recent instances of Fauci expressing an authoritarian instinct while at the same time disingenuously hiding behind the dubious claim that he doesn’t weigh in on “what the government can do in a forceful way.” Last week in a congressional hearing, Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) observed, “Well, you make all kinds of recommendations. You make comments on dating, on baseball, on everything you can imagine.” And that list now includes gun rights.
Dr. “I’m Not a Politician” Fauci is clearly singing the Democrats’ political tune. Note that Joe Biden is pushing for more limits on Americans’ Second Amendment rights while calling “gun violence … an epidemic in America.”
Following the excessive crackdown on our freedoms via the “need” to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Biden and company see an opportunity to couch their anti-Second Amendment agenda in the language of a “health emergency,” and thereby justify trampling our liberties.
One key Biden policy will reduce household income by $1,650 (FEE)
“The president wants to pay for his multi-trillion-dollar [American Jobs Act] in part by raising the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent. A new study from the conservative-leaning Heritage Foundation finds that this tax increase on ‘Big Business’ would ultimately be borne in large part by workers. … One mistake many people often make is assuming that whoever is formally assigned a tax is also who ultimately bears the costs. But this isn’t necessarily the case, because people change their behavior as a result of tax increases — raising prices, decreasing investment, changing consumption habits, and so on.”
“The woke revolution in the classroom is about to go federal. … Biden’s Department of Education has just released the text of a proposed new rule establishing priorities for grants in American History and Civics Education programs. That rule gives priority to grant ‘projects that incorporate racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse perspectives.’ The rule goes on to cite and praise the New York Times’ ‘landmark’ 1619 Project, as well as the work of Critical Race Theorist Kendi, as leading examples of the sort of ideas the Biden administration wants to spread.”
Government & Politics
Newspeak: Biden bans use of the term “illegal alien” by immigration agencies (Washington Examiner)
Senator Josh Hawley introduces bill to “bust up” Amazon and Google (Examiner)
We’re shocked — shocked! Once top Trump-bashers, TV news now loves Biden (NewsBusters)
Around the Nation
National Guard activated in DC and Chicago ahead of Derek Chauvin verdict (UPI)
Ron DeSantis signs Florida’s “anti-riot” bill into law (Fox News)
Double standards: “The Squad” pushes to defund the police while spending thousands on private security (Daily Caller)
Insight: “Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely.” —Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859)
Re: Afghanistan: “[Biden’s] current determination to remove American troops over the objections of military commanders, including the Joint Chiefs chairman, General Mark Milley, is evidence of his desire to prove retroactively the wisdom of his position in 2009. His rejection of a conditions-based withdrawal underscores his disagreement with the generals. … ‘I’m now the fourth United States president to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan: two Republicans, two Democrats,’ Biden said. ‘I will not pass this responsibility on to a fifth.’ No, he won’t. What Biden will pass on instead is the responsibility for cleaning up his mess.” —Matthew Continetti
Observations: “It’s the left that is attacking our norms, traditions, and our freedoms — just as it always does. It’s the left that wants to fundamentally transform America! All these actions are more reminiscent of communist China than they are of American traditions. In fact, if a previously free nation anywhere else in the world started doing these things, we would denounce them and put them on a watch list of nations threatening the freedom of their people.” —Gary Bauer
Narrative troubleshooting: “The president does not feel that children coming to our border seeking refuge from violence, economic hardships, and other dire circumstances is a crisis.” —White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki after Biden finally admitted it’s a border crisis
Race bait: “Law enforcement uses unnecessary force too often, resulting in the death of black and brown Americans.” —Jen Psaki throwing a Chicago police officer under the bus after he shot an armed gang recruit
Non compos mentis: “Shootings, gun laws, access to weapons? Oh, I know when they’ll change. Your kids start getting killed. White people’s kids start getting killed.” —CNN’s Chris Cuomo
Dumb and dumber: “It’s almost paradoxical that, on the one hand, [Republicans] want to be relieved of the restrictions, but on the other hand, they don’t want to get vaccinated. It just almost doesn’t make any sense.” —Dr. Anthony Fauci
Grand delusions: “The problem with academia today is that it has too many conservatives. They run the university. They sit in admin & on university boards enforcing manufactured austerity, combating unionization, & casualizing most of the professoriate.” —University of Massachusetts professor Asheesh Kapur Siddique
And last… “Climate change has really done a job on the typically stable societies of Central America.” —David Harsanyi
A recent Stanford study released by the NCBI, which is under the National Institutes of Health, showed that masks do absolutely nothing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and their use is even harmful.
NIH published a medical hypothesis by Dr. Baruch Vainshelboim (Cardiology Division, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System/Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, United States).
Did you hear about the peer-reviewed study done by Stanford University that demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that face masks have absolutely zero chance of preventing the spread of Covid-19? No? It was posted on the the National Center for Biotechnological Information government website. The NCBI is a branch of the National Institute for Health, so one would think such a study would be widely reported by mainstream media and embraced by the “science-loving” folks in Big Tech.
Instead, a DuckDuckGo search reveals it was picked up by ZERO mainstream media outlets and Big Tech tyrants will suspend people who post it, as political strategist Steve Cortes learned the hard way when he posted a Tweet that went against the face mask narrative. The Tweet itself featured a quote and a link that prompted Twitter to suspend his account, potentially indefinitely.
The NCBI study begins with the following abstract:
Many countries across the globe utilized medical and non-medical facemasks as non-pharmaceutical intervention for reducing the transmission and infectivity of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Although, scientific evidence supporting facemasks’ efficacy is lacking, adverse physiological, psychological and health effects are established. Is has been hypothesized that facemasks have compromised safety and efficacy profile and should be avoided from use. The current article comprehensively summarizes scientific evidences with respect to wearing facemasks in the COVID-19 era, providing prosper information for public health and decisions making.
The study concludes (emphasis added):
The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks. Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Long-term consequences of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. Governments, policy makers and health organizations should utilize prosper and scientific evidence-based approach with respect to wearing facemasks, when the latter is considered as preventive intervention for public health.
On Newswatch AM April 20h: The country awaits the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, as the judge says the comments by Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters “may result in this whole trial being …
JoeBama injected the advance racial narrative today giving support and cover for rioters in Minnesota if the outcome of the verdict in the Chauvin trial is not the “right” one according to his own views. Biden stated during media remarks: “I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict, which I think is overwhelming in my view.”
To be clear, the intent of these remarks is to give cover to those who will take to the streets and riot if the jury does not “reach the right verdict”…
This is sociopathic level political manipulation by the Obama Chicago crew; the real team behind the administration. Continuing to push the ‘anger games’ in the United States is an ongoing effort of the Obama-minded leftists and communist activist groups who support them.
The judge overseeing former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s trial in the death of George Floyd said Monday that Rep. Maxine Waters’ comments could be grounds for appealing a verdict in the trial. “I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” Judge Peter Cahill told defense attorney Eric Nelson on Monday.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has again emphasized in new comments addressing a board meeting of the Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday that the amassing of additional troops in the south, specifically Crimea and near the border with Ukraine, is being undertaken in response to NATO’s own destabilizing maneuvers in the region.
What he a week ago called “readiness drills” remains necessary for “strategic deterrence,” he said in the latest remarks. This is in direct contradiction to Ukrainian and US officials’ claims that the Kremlin may be preparing some kind of “offensive”. For example on Monday Pentagon Press Secretary said the mustering of Russian troops which is “bigger” even than in 2014 has resulted in a“violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity.” He said this based on the Biden administration position that Crimea belongs to Ukraine.
Shoigu said in the Tuesday meeting that “Nato’s attempts to destabilize situation in the Middle East and Transcaucasian region force Russia to take symmetric measures of strategic deterrence,” according to an Interfax citation by Bloomberg.
Meanwhile, Russia’s Navy continues flexing just days after it shut the vital Kerch Strait which Ukrainian vessels frequently use to enter the Black Sea. Russia said foreign military vessels cannot pass through for six months, but remains open to commercial and trade maritime traffic. TASS reports new military drills in the Black Sea on Tuesday as follows:
Over 20 Black Sea Fleet warships held a joint exercise with the crews of Su-25SM3 attack aircraft of the Southern Military District’s Air Force and Air Defense Army in a final inspection of the Fleet’s forces after the winter training period, the Fleet’s press office reported on Tuesday.
The press statement further noted after a fresh ‘redeployment’ to Crimea of over 50 aircraft of the Southern Military District, fighter jets are practicing flights at “extremely low altitudes”.
“The pilots conducted flights at extremely low altitudes in complex weather conditions. The exercise was held in compliance with a plan of the final check of the Black Sea Fleet’s forces for the winter training period under a common tactical design of the Southern Military District’s control inspection,” TASS reported.
Ukraine’s government on Tuesday is now saying 120,000 Russian troops will soon be placed on its borders…
At this point estimates of Russia’s troop build-up in the south have varied widely – ranging from a few tens of thousands of extra troops in the region, to Kiev last week alleging 80,000… all the way up to 100,000-150,000 range offered by the EU on Monday. But there’s been little to nothing in the way of actual evidence showing how these large numbers have been arrived at.
Both sides continue to blame the other for renewed intensifying conflict in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region, which has resulted in recent Ukrainian troop deaths, after years of stalemate going back to the height of war in 2014 and 2015.
California representative Maxine Waters is doing everything she can to make it worse on the streets of Minneapolis after the Derek Chauvin verdict is announced by encouraging protesters, regardless of outcome. How is this incitement allowed by to go unchecked?
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., joined by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., criticizes President Donald Trump’s pro-Wall Street policies during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE** more >
House Democrats who voted to impeach President Trump and rebuke Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for their fiery rhetoric are being accused of adhering to a double standard when it comes to Rep. Maxine Waters.