BLM co-founder displays an utter lack of self awareness and hypocrisy:
“I practice Marxism by getting rich and supporting my family.”

Of course, that is socialism as it’s actually been practiced for its leaders to get rich while the proletariat struggles.


 

“Infrastructure” apparently has a new meaning:
“Favored interest groups who want money.” This used to be called graft.

Okaaaaay
So, if the infrastructure passes, massive payments to bloggers are infrastructure. And I mean massive.


Energy secretary says ‘We don’t want to use past definitions of infrastructure.’

Energy secretary: 'We don't want to use past definitions of infrastructure'

[she reminds me of a elf in a fairytale]

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Sunday that the administration did not want to use past definitions of infrastructure when asked about President Biden‘s $2 trillion plan.

During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” host George Stephanopoulos asked Granholm about criticism by former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) regarding Biden not being truthful about what defines infrastructure.

 

“What is infrastructure? Historically, it’s been what makes the economy move, what is it that we all need to ensure that we as citizens are productive,” Granholm said.

“So we need roads, we need bridges, we need transmission, you need lights in people’s homes and offices, you need to make sure that people can actually go to work if they have an aging parent or a child,” she said, adding that infrastrure “evolves to meet the American people’s aspirations.”

“Bottom line is, though, the president wants to negotiate with Republicans, and he wants to see a common vision for the future,” Granholm said.

“Chris Christie talked about talking about the future,” she said. “We don’t want to use past definitions of infrastructure when we are moving into the future.”

‘Why Are They In Homeland Security Bags?’: Rep. Louie Gohmert Finds Signs Directing Illegal Immigrants To Asylum.

Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert posted video Friday of signs directing illegal immigrants to a Border Patrol processing facility.

Gohmert mentioned some of the dangers of crossing the river in that area — namely snakes and tarantulas — and noted that in spite of the risks, large numbers of particularly women and children were crossing anyway.

“Who is putting up the signs pointing to asylum at the U.S. border in Texas and why are they in Homeland Security bags? #BidenBorderCrisis,” Gohmert tweeted along with a video of himself at the U.S.-Mexico border.

 

In the video, Gohmert pointed out a sign hung on a tree near where he said illegal immigrants were coming out of the river. That sign, he said, gave directions to a Border Patrol processing station a few kilometers away.

“It’s amazing how many women and children are coming right now, just because the president is promising them amnesty down the road,” Gohmert said. “But the great irony here is theses are on Homeland — they put these messages in Homeland Security bags so they’ll stay nice and dry and fresh for the thousands and thousands of people that are coming up from the river right over here.”

“Tarantulas, snakes and all kinds of stuff around here,” Gohmert continued, adding, “This is no place people ought to be coming in.”

President Joe Biden’s administration has been criticized for removing former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, as critics say he is responsible for the surge of migrants that has only grown since his inauguration.

Biden is forming a presidential commission to look at the Supreme Court

My answer is as always; If demoncraps didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all.

If You’re Still Using Chrome, Google’s Latest Revelation Will Make You Stop

Earlier this year, Apple required developers to stick a “privacy nutritional label” on any applications they make available for download on the company’s massive App Store for iPhone and iPad.

There was just one catch: The label only had to be applied to new or newly updated apps.

Google, that great privacy-destroying machine, waited almost four months before updating their most popular app — the Chrome browser — and publishing the mandated privacy label along with it.

You knew it was going to be bad. You might not have known just how bad it was going to be.

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BLUF:
It’s not clear whether the FBI’s repeated failures to stop domestic terrorism when forewarned are the result of ideology, incompetence, design, or some combination of the three. It doesn’t matter.

What does matter is that the FBI will spend hundreds of millions of dollars and years to nab 53 rich people trying to get their underqualified kids into top-rated colleges, and the same going after Democrats’ political enemies, while letting known Islamic and other domestic terrorist threats slip right through their fingers. In fact, right now they may be taking agents off these kinds of threats to focus on right-wing “extremists,” like boomers who are National Rifle Association members.

It’s past time to shut down the FBI and start over from scratch until we can figure out what is going on. We cannot continue to have an FBI more interested in pulling off Varsity Blues and Crossfire Hurricane than stopping mass shooters.

An FBI So Corrupt It Lets Mass Shooters Rampage Needs To Go
While the FBI has been failing to stop terrorist attacks by known threats, it has conducted numerous political operations on behalf of Democrats. It’s time to clean house.

The New York Times reported on March 27 that Syrian-born Colorado mass shooter Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa had been on the FBI’s radar before he murdered 10 people in a grocery store.

“The suspect’s identity was previously known to the F.B.I. because he was linked to another individual under investigation by the bureau, according to law enforcement officials,” the Times says.

According to a police affidavit, six days before Alissa shot 10 people to death, he purchased a pistol. That would have required him to pass a federal background check also run by the FBI. It seems the FBI is not very good at this “stopping mass shooters” thing.

This is not an anomaly in the FBI’s history. It in fact appears to be a pattern of negligence. During the Barack Obama presidency, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., grilled FBI Director James Comey about the “known wolf” problem — of 14 Islamist attacks in the U.S. during Obama’s tenure, the FBI had been aware of at least 12 before the violence erupted, and did nothing.

For example, the 2009 Fort Hood shooter, who killed 13; the Boston Marathon bombers of 2013 who killed three and injured 264; and the Pulse nightclub shooter who killed 49 people and wounded 53 more. All were known to the FBI and several had been interviewed by the FBI before they went on killing sprees.

The FBI had also been warned numerous times about the Parkland, Florida school shooter, before he killed 17 and injured 17 more in 2018. It also knew beforehand about the 2018 Nashville, Tennessee Waffle House shooter, who killed four and injured two more, and the 2020 Nashville RV bomber.

While the FBI has been failing to stop terrorist attacks by known threats like these, it has conducted numerous political operations on behalf of Democrats. The ones we know about include Crossfire Hurricane‘s use of federal spy power to affect election outcomes and prevent effective governance by elected Republicans. That operation included spying on Fox News.

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READ: The Gun Background Check Form Where Hunter Biden Claimed He Wasn’t Using Drugs

Hunter Biden might have lied on the federal forms he filled out to buy the gun at the center of a bizarre new story, forms The Federalist has now obtained.

Hunter Biden was the subject of a strange missing firearm case in 2018 after Hallie Biden, the wife of his late brother and subsequently Hunter’s girlfriend, tossed it into a trash can behind a grocery store near a high school, according to a strange new report from Politico. It appears Hunter, the son of President Joe Biden, might have lied on the federal forms he filled out to purchase the gun a few months prior, forms The Federalist has now obtained.

Hunter answered “no” to a question on the Firearms Transaction Record asking whether he was an “unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance.” See question 11.e on the form below:

Hunter Biden 4473 Form 2 Redacted by The Federalist on Scribd

Hunter’s history of drug use is well-known, and he’s scheduled to release a tell-all memoir about it in April. His lifestyle contributed to his divorce from his wife Kathleen in 2017. Hunter “created financial concerns for the family by spending extravagantly on his own interests (including drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs, and gifts for women with whom he has sexual relations), while leaving the family with no funds to pay legitimate bills,” his ex-wife said in the divorce filing.

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Senators Grassley, Johnson getting involved in Hunter Biden Gun-Gate

Two Republican senators are asking the directors of the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for details of their alleged investigation into a handgun that belonged to Hunter Biden that was reported missing in 2018.

In their letters, Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson refer to a report from Politico this week about the gun incident.

According to Politico, on Oct. 23, 2018, Hunter Biden’s sister-in-law, Hallie Biden, called police in Delaware to report that she had thrown Biden’s gun in a trash can behind a grocery store.

Hallie, who was also dating Hunter, said that she went to retrieve the gun after growing worried someone might find it and use it in a crime, but that it was no longer in the trash can.

The FBI responded to the scene of the investigation, as did ATF. The U.S. Secret Service also became involved in the investigation and contacted the gun store that sold the firearm to Biden, according to Politico.

The store owner provided documents to the ATF, but “refused to supply the paperwork” to the Secret Service out of concerns that “the Secret Service officers wanted to hide Hunter’s ownership of the missing gun in case it were to be involved in a crime,” Politico reported.

Nobody was arrested in connection with the incident.

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Are we supposed to see it through the mirror of Hanlon’s Razor where we should ‘never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity’?
Okay, so if the bureaucrap Fibbies are *that* stupid, what good are they anyway? Disestablish the organization and send them all home.

However, when we see such ‘stupidity’ repeated time and again, Hanlon’s Razor just doesn’t cut it anymore.
It’s like it’s a plan.


FBI whiffs again on Colorado mass shooting suspect.

So now it turns out that the FBI knew all about the accused Boulder shooter, but paid no attention to the obvious warning signs until police say the rabidly anti-American immigrant from Syria murdered 10 U.S. citizens in the supermarket.

“The suspect’s identity,” the New York Times reported, “was known to the FBI because he was linked to another individual under investigation by the bureau, according to law enforcement officials.”

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

The Famous But Incompetent FBI likewise knew all about accused shooter Ahmad al-Aliwi Alissa’s fellow Muslim immigrants who committed mass murder, like the Tsarnaev brothers — but did nothing until those welfare-collecting “asylees” blew up the Boston Marathon.

The FBI also had early warnings about the Muslim terrorists who shot up the gay nightclub in Orlando, the Christmas party in San Bernardino, Fort Hood, the cartoon-drawing contest in Texas … and yet the G-men sat on their soft hands until scores of Americans were murdered in cold blood.

But it’s not only foreign Muslim terrorists the FBI can’t be bothered lugging. It’s domestic killers as well.

For instance, in 2018 the FBI’s national tip line got a 13-minute-long earful from the aunt of the Parkland High shooter Nikolas Cruz — but did nothing until 17 people were gunned down.

Remember serial killer Gary Sampson? Before he murdered three innocent men in 2001, he called the FBI office in Boston from a pay phone in Abington and offered to turn himself in on some unsolved bank robberies.

But it was a Friday afternoon, so the FBI “disconnected” his call and didn’t bother to pick him up. The next day, Sampson started his two-state carjacking murder spree.

This is Your FBI, as the old radio show used to begin.

Standard Operational D.C. You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours corruption

Biden Taps Manchin’s Wife for Key Admin Post After W.V. Democrat Saves Imperiled DOD Nominee

President Joe Biden tapped Democratic senator Joe Manchin’s wife for a “key” administration post on Friday, two days after the West Virginia senator agreed to cast a last-minute swing vote in favor of Biden’s beleaguered Pentagon policy nominee, Colin Kahl.

Manchin’s wife Gayle was nominated as federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission on Friday, according to a statement from the White House. The $175 million “economic development partnership agency” focuses on “invest[ing] in Appalachia’s economic future by providing grants, publishing research, and sponsoring learning experiences,” according to its website.

The news comes two days after Manchin cast the Senate Armed Services Committee’s deciding vote to advance Kahl’s nomination for undersecretary of defense for policy to the Senate floor, and raises questions about whether there was any connection between his vote and his wife’s nomination.

Neither Manchin nor the White House responded to requests for comment.

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Secret Service Reportedly Involved Itself In Hunter Biden Gun Case

It seems that almost every Democratic president has that one family member that everyone wishes would just go away. From Billy Carter to Roger Clinton, it just seems to be a bit of a thing.

For President Joe Biden, that family member is Hunter Biden.

Had it not been for the media’s refusal to cover some of Hunter’s misdeeds, Biden may well have never even come close to the White House.

Now, it seems one of the more troubling aspects of Hunter’s life may have seen the Secret Service try to cover for him.

On Oct. 23, 2018, President Joe Biden’s son Hunter and daughter in law Hallie were involved in a bizarre incident in which Hallie took Hunter’s gun and threw it in a trash can behind a grocery store, only to return later to find it gone.

Delaware police began investigating, concerned that the trash can was across from a high school and that the missing gun could be used in a crime, according to law enforcement officials and a copy of the police report obtained by POLITICO.

Now, we covered this one a while back. I’d actually advise you to go and read that one a bit, then come back.

Done? Awesome.

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Arrest Hunter Biden

If President Joe Biden is serious about “commonsense gun safety measures,” he’d call for the arrest of his son, Hunter, immediately.

Hold up a second. Before we get too far into this column, can we short-hand this whole “commonsense gun safety measures” thing?

We all know that phrase is a little… cómo se dice… lengthy, isn’t it?

You see, the same laws and restrictions to your Second Amendment rights that Democrats have proposed for several decades are now re-branded as “commonsense gun safety measures.” Back in the day, we all called them what they were: gun control laws.

But, somewhere along the way, some genius political marketing firm earned their millions of Democrat dollars by focus-testing that and recognized it didn’t play well with an important voting bloc out there known as “Americans.” So instead of “gun control,” they moved us to not just “gun safety,” but they added the sexy modifier “commonsense” to their new brand. And they did away with “laws” because that sounds a little too authoritarian. Now they’re just “measures.”

It’s amazing… everything else the federal government legislates is referred to as a law except when it tries to infringe on your constitutional right to bear arms. Then they’re not laws… they’re just measures.

But, for the sake of expedience in this column, can we call it what it is? Gun control laws.

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The author seems to have come to the same viewpoint as I have.
The advisory of  ‘Hanlon’s Razor’ is:
“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.”
Just like me, it appears that Mr. ben-Tekoa considers ‘Never‘ too broad of a word to use and thinks one should not immediately exclude malice.


Democracy’s Achilles Heel

In the summer of 1787, close by the steamy Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, fifty-five perspiring men, unpaid volunteers representing themselves, their families, and communities, worked in a room with the windows closed so they could speak freely. They were laboring to write a constitution for the now united, no longer rebellious colonies, that were independent states with their own stamps and virtually worthless paper money. They wanted a “more perfect union” than that which the defective Articles of Confederation had produced. They were gentlemen farmers, merchants, lawyers, some highly educated. These men could pick up a text in classical Greek and sight-translate it into Latin.

In the same weeks, Thomas Jefferson, the principal author eleven years earlier of their Declaration of Independence was in Paris as the U.S. Ambassador to the Court of King Louis XVI. He spent his workdays corresponding with other diplomats and men of business, and his evenings dining with some of Europe’s most respected thinkers.

This was the Paris of Voltaire, who had died just seventeen years earlier, on the cusp of the American Revolution. When Jefferson’s European dinner companions learned what was going happening in Philadelphia — the attempt to create a democratic republic, meaning a republic in which the demos, the common man, would have a say in the affairs of the state — they guffawed at the foolishness of the effort. They told Jefferson it was settled wisdom that monarchy was the best system for the simple-minded and uneducated common man. For the European scene, they had a point. So many were indeed unlettered peasants and serfs.

But Jefferson countered that they did not know Americans. They were not like that at all. One historian reckoned that 93% of Americans in this period were yeoman farmers. Land was breathtakingly vast and available in America. All a young couple needed when starting out was an ax for the man to chop down trees and build their home; and a rifle for self-defense from the “aboriginals,” as they sometimes called the Indians, and for meat, which was plentiful and cheap. America’s forests teemed with deer.

They also needed some seed to start growing their own food; a mule and a plow that dragged him along, as she put up preserves and sewed their clothes. And if they had only one book in their cabin, it was the Bible that they could and did read. When other families came into the area to build their homes, they raised one another’s barns and eventually a church with no help from any government.

These growing communities built schools for their children and hired teachers. Jefferson told Europe’s deep thinkers that in America, his people were not illiterate peasants and serfs. While he agreed that a democratic republic cannot succeed with a population of uneducated people, he argued that Americans were not like that at all.

But that was then, and it’s possible that America has grown closer to that European model for the elites have nothing but disdain for the demos. Take, for example, the judicial ruling last week that Michigan’s Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, representing the party founded by Jefferson, had broken several state laws, including an order, made all by her lonesome, to send out absentee ballots to all registered voters in the state.

I judge that at the moment when she violated the law, this woman was either a conscious, conscienceless criminal or an idiot for not caring about the potential for voter fraud. And, I fear, this is more evidence that the United States has become what the great Jefferson, father of American Liberalism, knew to be a mortal threat to the republic – an uneducated mass ruled by an uneducated, conscienceless elite class.

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Some questions answer themselves, and these ⇓  are some of them.

Biden’s Gag Order on the Border Patrol.

So much for the new era of White House transparency, I suppose.

Why are we not seeing more outrage from the Washington Post, the New York Times or CNN?

Where are the complaints about the authoritarian muzzling of the media? Even as the major press outlets do manage to mention the situation, shouldn’t they be rebelling against this blackout?

Or is criticism of a Democratic administration still verboten to the point where most of them will quietly sit on their hands?

Washington Post Admits Trump’s ‘Find the Fraud’ Quote Was Fake News

The Washington Post has issued a correction to a January 9 story in which it claimed that then-President Donald Trump had told a Georgia state elections investigator to “find the fraud.” In fact, an audio recording showed Trump said no such thing.

The Post‘s original article was headlined: “‘Find the fraud’: Trump pressured a Georgia elections investigator in a separate call legal experts say could amount to obstruction.” It relied on information from a single anonymous source, described as “an individual familiar with the call who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the conversation.”

Correction: Two months after publication of this story, the Georgia secretary of state released an audio recording of President Donald Trump’s December phone call with the state’s top elections investigator. The recording revealed that The Post misquoted Trump’s comments on the call, based on information provided by a source. Trump did not tell the investigator to “find the fraud” or say she would be “a national hero” if she did so. Instead, Trump urged the investigator to scrutinize ballots in Fulton County, Ga., asserting she would find “dishonesty” there. He also told her that she had “the most important job in the country right now.” A story about the recording can be found here. The headline and text of this story have been corrected to remove quotes misattributed to Trump.

The Washington Examiner reported on Sunday evening:

The Wall Street Journal first published audio last week of the roughly six-minute call on Dec. 23 between Trump and Frances Watson, the chief investigator of the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, in which Trump urged her to look for fraud in mail-in ballots in Fulton County, where much of Atlanta is located.

[T]he audio shows that early reports in January about that call, based on anonymous sourcing, misquoted Trump. In those reports, Trump was quoted as urging Watson to “find the fraud,” and if she did so, the investigator would be a “national hero.”

Outlets such as CNN published these quotes, corroborating what was first reported by the Washington Post. While CNN’s version, reliant on a single anonymous source, remains unchanged, the Washington Post stuck a long correction note to the top of its report …

Both CNN and the Washington Post reported previously that state officials said they did not believe a recording of the Trump-Watson call existed, but in recent days both have new reports that say officials found the recording in Watson’s trash folder on her device while responding to a public records request.

Democrats used the phony “find the fraud” quote in the Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump last month.

San Diego Case Shows How CA Gun Laws Fuel Corruption

There are a lot of things to complain about when it comes to California’s screwy gun control laws, but a criminal case out of San Diego is highlighting the two-tiered system for gun ownership in the state. Marco Garmo, a now-former captain with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office, just received a two-year prison sentence for running a gun trafficking operation out of a sheriff’s department substation he supervised. Garmo specifically bought firearms that are only available to police in California, before turning around and selling them for both profit and to curry favor.

In addition to receiving cash for the firearms, federal prosecutors say that over the course of nearly six years, Garmo conducted the gun sales to create goodwill among potential donors for his planned campaign to run for San Diego County sheriff.

Garmo made a series of “straw purchases,” in which he told gun dealers he was purchasing guns for himself, when in reality he was buying them for people who could not directly buy the firearms under state law. He acquired around 144 firearms during that time and transferred 98 of them to others, all while lacking the required license to do so, according to prosecutors.

Garmo pleaded guilty last year to a federal charge of engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license. He retired shortly before he and four others — including another San Diego County sheriff’s deputy — were indicted.

Garmo, to the best of my knowledge, isn’t accused of selling any of the guns to prohibited persons. Rather, he broke California law by selling prohibited guns to people who, according to the state, possessed their full Second Amendment rights but were forbidden from owning these guns. What type of guns are we talking about? In most cases, handguns that are in common use in other states.

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Antiracism is a profitable industry for consultants and educators.
And that means politicians too.


BLUF:
While it’s not illegal for nonprofits to hire and pay family members for their work, George Leef, the research director at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, told the Free Beacon that the practice is “highly dubious.”

“It seems like a conflict of interest. It seems like nepotism. It seems like a violation of trust to lay out that much money to a relative,” Leef said. “Where’s the accountability? Any taxpayer-funded organization ought to act as if it’s got to maintain the highest standards at all times, and that’s not what they’re doing here. It looks like it is a highly dubious practice. It looks really bad to do this.”

President of Taxpayer-Funded Antiracist Group Funneled Nearly $300K to Husband’s Law Firm.

The president of a taxpayer-funded antiracist auditing center funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to her husband’s law firm and to her son over the past decade, filings show.

Susan Shaffer, president of the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, paid her husband Mark Shaffer’s law firm $282,996 from 2011 through 2019 for “ongoing legal services,” according to tax documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon. Mark Shaffer is the sole attorney listed on his firm’s website.

The consortium has become one of the country’s most prominent antiracist auditing nonprofits. It works in 15 states, often in partnership with left-wing organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center. The group, which has ties to the Department of Education, has been exclusively funded by taxpayer dollars since 2017. Susan Shaffer has raked in more than $1.6 million from her antiracist consulting work since 2011.

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Gates, Bloomberg, Bezos and other elitist multigazillionaires suffer from the same mental and personality defects. They believe that since they were successful in one sphere of economic enterprise, they’re geniuses about any other subject and should be the ones to tell everyone else how to live.

Actually, their stupidity and greed for power overrides their ability to simply shut up, retire and enjoy the rest of their lives in comfort.

A problem is that there are politicians who will cheerfully sell themselves and enforce their master’s will simply for the privilege of licking up scraps from the table.


You think social media tyrants are on a power trip? Wait until you see what Microsoft has planned for America.

SILICON VALLEY- You think tech censorship is bad now? It could be getting much, much worse, according to Allum Bokhari, senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News.

Bokhari tells us that Microsoft has partnered with a number of tech and media companies for the purposes of creating a system of tracing content on the internet which would serve to destroy only privacy and anonymity.

According to Bokhari, a press release issued by Microsoft should serve as a warning that the unholy alliance of tech and media tyrants has developed a plan that would “constitute Big Tech’s most brazen power grab yet.”

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