Black Lives Matter

Fake news about Portland from the Washington Post – Politics Article

Last week, the Washington Post ran an article with this headline: “Trump ordered federal forces to quell Portland protests. But the chaos ended as soon as they left.” This was a dishonest attempt to blame the rioting in Portland, including attacks aimed at federal buildings, on President Trump, rather than the Antifa/BLM rioters. The Post’s Adam Taylor surely knew that the presence of federal forces was a response to, not the cause of, the chaos Portland was experiencing. After all,…

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Tucker Carlson Worries About ‘Greasy’ Barack Obama, Who’s Just So Partisan – Politics Article

On “The Tucker Carlson Smile-Time Caucasian Anxiety Jamboree” last night, Tucker Carlson used the occasion of John Lewis’s funeral to warn Americans that the radical Left — or the “professional Left,” because what’s the point of being a commie if it’s not profitable — is on a quest to totally seize power and destroy America. In other words, it was exactly like every other unhinged Tucker Carlson rant about how evil leftists are about to seize absolute power and destroy…

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“Woke” Sports Bombing With Fans – Politics Article

I never understood why pro sports leagues thought that buying into a far-left, anti-American narrative would ingratiate them with their fans. At the moment, it looks like my skepticism (shared by many, of course) was justified. Breitbart reports: “Ratings crash for NBA, MLB after protest-filled debuts.” As the NBA and MLB return from their coronavirus-imposed hiatus, it appears TV viewers are not interested in what the increasingly woke leagues have to offer. With both baseball and basketball draped in all…

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Portland suffers most killings in three decades – Politics Article

Portland, Oregon recorded 15 homicides in July. That’s the most in one month in more than three decades, according to the police. As for shootings, there were 63 in July. In July 2019, there were 28, again according to the police. Police Chief Chuck Lovell noted that the department was forced to disband its 34-member Gun Violence Reduction Team at the direction of the City Council. According to this report, the unit was eliminated on July 1, apparently in response…

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Has Black Lives Matter Brought Us Closer To The Tipping Point On Class Inequality? – Politics Article

The Black Lives Matter movement, in demanding that we reconsider how Black lives have been valued, or rather de-valued, in U.S. culture, society, and political economy, essentially asks us as well to interrogate our entire system of economic and cultural values. On what basis do we in our socio-economic system and culture assign different values to people’s lives? Such a question really brings us to the heart of our class society that we really tend not just to take for…

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The NBA gets low ratings on its return – Politics Article

The NBA resumed its season Friday night with two televised games. How were the ratings? Ethan Strauss of the The Athletic reports: After a four-and-a-half month absence, tons of lead-up media coverage regarding the bubble, with little competition on the airwaves and a schedule specially constructed to deliver us the draw of Zion Williamson, Pelicans-Jazz garnered 2.1 million viewers. For context, that’s roughly 400,000 fewer viewers than the average audience of a TNT game in the 2011-12 lockout season. Notably,…

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Mike Adams: Doer of the Word, by Michelle Malkin – Politics Article

Ran into the incomparable @MikeSAdams at the grocery store today! Follow this stalwart champion of life & free speech! pic.twitter.com/lQWHon6tuV — Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 28, 2018 Michael Scott “Mike” Adams was a brilliant professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. He was an unapologetic conservative who wrote prolifically and fought valiantly against the forces of political correctness and pure evil. He advocated with unbridled passion on behalf of the unborn. He trained his sharp tongue and prolific…

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“No justice, no sleep” – Politics Article

(Paul Mirengoff) This week, demonstrators took to the streets of Anacostia, an area in Southeast Washington, D.C. where I was born, to protest the taking of black lives. But they weren’t protesting police misconduct. They were protesting the killing by gang members of an eleven year old boy and the lax policing of their neighborhood. The boy, Davon McNeal a budding football star, was gunned down as he was leaving a Fourth of July cookout organized by his mother, an…

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The Detestable Race. Beatrice and Sidney Webb In Ireland – AN SIONNACH FIONN – Politics Article

For the last few weeks I’ve been doing some research on the complex origins of socialism as a political and cultural force in late 19th and early 20th century Ireland, which of course includes the significant influence of British thinkers and campaigners on developments here. Which led me to this observation on the Irish people by the acclaimed Christian-socialist author and reformer Charles Kingsley upon a visit to County Sligo from his home in England, writing to his wife from…

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Stand with Steven Baca, by Michelle Malkin – Politics Article

If you support the Second Amendment, oppose mob anarchy and reject the monumental madness gripping America, then you stand with Steven Baca. If you have been outraged by the persecution and prosecution of brave patriots across the country defending their homes, their families, our downtowns, our national heritage and history—like the armed St. Louis couple, or the armed pregnant Michigan mom, or the armed citizens in the Fishtown suburb of Philadelphia, Boise, Idaho, and Provo, Utah, facing down the saboteurs…

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The British Blindspot In The Fawlty Towers Controversy? The Irish Orangutans – AN SIONNACH FIONN – Politics Article

The decision by the BBC to remove an episode of the classic 1970s’ sitcom Fawlty Towers from the streaming service UKTV in response to the anti-racism protests sweeping the world has sparked a bitter war of words between supporters and opponents of the move in Britain. The controversy is focused on the well-known 1975 episode “The Germans”, principally the use of racist epithets by one of the ancillary characters rather than the slightly weak satire of anti-German sentiment for which…

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Trump Goes After Bubba Wallace, NASCAR Over Noose ‘Hoax’ – Politics Article

President Trump on Monday hammered driver Bubba Wallace over a fake noose “hoax” and went after NASCAR for banning the Confederate flag from their events. Trump made the comments in an early morning tweet to his followers. “Has [Wallace] apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers [and] officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, [and] were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX?” he asked.…

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Trump Jr. Backs President’s Hard Line On Violent Protests – Politics Article

Donald Trump Jr has backed his father’s hardline on dealing with violent protests, arguing that anyone letting the violence happen must be held accountable A Preview Of Joe Biden’s America Trump Jr. spoke to Fox and Friends, and argued that what we are seeing now with violent Black Lives Matter protestors, and vandals tearing down statues of historic figures, is simply a preview of “Joe Biden’s America” if the former Vice President gets elected in November. “You see what’s happening now.…

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The Minneapolis effect | Power Line – Politics Article

Heather Mac Donald documents the increase in violent crime that has accompanied the decrease in policing resulting from the denunciation, without evidence, of American police forces as racist, after an officer killed George Floyd in Minneapolis. She shows that the recent increase in violent crime has come with a speed and magnitude that makes the Ferguson effect — the spike that occurred after a police officer killed Michael Brown — seem tranquil. Let’s start with Minneapolis itself: In Minneapolis, shootings…

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Slogans from the poorly educated – Politics Article

According to this report, the NBA will allow its players to replace the last name on the back of their jerseys with a statement on “social justice.” To me, this is more offensive than permitting a one-time gesture — kneeling, a clinched fist, whatever — at the beginning of an athletic contest. Watching some ill-educated 20-something who attended a basketball factory university for a year or two run up and down the court for hours with a political slogan on…

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Are the wheels coming off in Atlanta? – Politics Article

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Atlanta’s interim Police Chief Rodney Bryant was about to address the City Council on the unrest plaguing the city when a councilman informed Bryant: I was just notified there was a young man who was just shot and killed at 377 Westchester Boulevard. Can you get a unit out there? He’s been on the ground and there’s no police who have come. He’s dead already, he’s on the ground and the residents have put a…

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