Comment O’ The Day:

Many of the same people screaming “DON’T TAKE MEDICAL ADVICE FROM TRUMP” and “THE TRUMP VACCINE IS POISON THAT WILL KILL ALL OF US” and pushing lunatic conspiracy theories about how Trump was part of a super secret Russian spy cabal in 2020, have now spun on a dime, and are demanding that Americans rush to get vaccinated ASAP.

They are demanding this even from people who are at little to no risk from the virus, including children and people who had the virus and recovered fully.

Of course there’s going to be massive resistance. No one trusts these shameless opportunists and proven liars. We know they flip-flop their positions based on ideological opportunity from prior performance. 

Commentary on the 4th Circuit’s ruling:

The Volokh Conspiracy

If the Fourth Circuit doesn’t reverse this en banc, it seems very likely that the Supreme Court will agree to hear the case (given the disagreement between the Fourth Circuit and the Fifth Circuit on this question, and given that the Fourth Circuit panel has struck down a federal statute), assuming the federal government asks for Supreme Court review. If the Fourth Circuit does reverse this en banc, the Court may still hear the case (but would be much less likely to, if the Fourth and Fifth Circuits end up on the same side, upholding the federal statute).

Comment O’ The Day

“The reason there is racism, discrimination, crime and violence in this country is the same as why there is worse in almost every other country and that is that people are inherently fallen. Everyone is born with the selfishness and lack of self control that can lead to evil no matter who they are or where they live.
The great thing about the US is that we have devised a system and a set of ideals that has helped to limit these base impulses while not falling into authoritarianism in order to do so. In the US we have always expected citizens to live up to a high standard and while some did not, most have.
The problems are, by and large, not in the system but in the individual. The destruction of the “mythic bonds” that bind us to that system are responsible for much evil.” CultivatingMan

Comment O’ The Day

MorDAC;

You want to understand ‘white rage’? Okay… How about living your whole life watching one particular segment of society make every conceivable wrong decision. Miss every available opportunity afforded them. Do things in their lives that make failure a foregone conclusion…. And yet, after all that – they get to blame me for their problems they created.

And when, after 60 years, I’m a little fed up with it – I’M the problem?

Comment O’ The Day:
Well, this sure is convenient! “Why, we had a defector! Told us all about it!” Not that a literal host of other have been telling them the same thing for the last 15 months, or that other defectors have been telling them the same  things for at least 8 months, or that Big Tech and the Media were lampooning as deranged nutcases anyone who publicly theorized such things if not banning them outright.


Quote O’ The Day:
“If, as Housley claims, the FBI, CIA, and other federal agencies are swarming with Chinese spies, it would constitute the biggest national security failure in U.S. history—and the most deadly.”


EXCLUSIVE: High-Ranking Chinese Defector Has ‘Direct Knowledge’ of Several Chinese Special Weapons Programs

A person believed to be among the highest-ranking defectors ever to the United States from the People’s Republic of China has been working with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for months, sources inside the intelligence community have told RedState on condition of anonymity. The defector has direct knowledge of special weapons programs in China, including bioweapons programs, those sources say.

The information provided to RedState corroborates and clarifies Thursday evening’s reporting by journalist Adam Housley.

RedState’s sources say that’s partially true. FBI Director Christopher Wray was “ambushed” with the information, they say, and Langley was also unaware. Sources say DIA leadership kept the defector within their Clandestine Services network to prevent Langley and the State Department from accessing the person, whose existence was kept from other agencies because DIA leadership believes there are Chinese spies or sources inside the FBI, CIA, and several other federal agencies.

More information will be published as it becomes available to RedState.

UPDATE 12:30 PM PDT, June 4, 2021

Sources tell RedState the defector has been with the DIA for three months and that he has provided an extensive, technically detailed debrief to US officials. In DIA’s assessment, the information provided by the defector is legitimate. Sources say the level of confidence in the defector’s information is what has led to a sudden crisis of confidence in Dr. Anthony Fauci, adding that U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) personnel detailed to DIA have corroborated very technical details of information provided by the defector.

Quote O’ The Day:
Nothing says ‘scientific integrity’ like a public indoctrination program. – Prof Glenn Reynolds

Comment O’ The Day:
The truly funny thing about the whole escapade is the title of the article. Science is NOT a belief system. It is a series of connected, testable hypotheses that form theoretical constructs. There is no PROOF in science. There is only empirical support for a given hypothesis. You can’t “believe” in science.


Do You Believe in Science? Then Take This Pledge.

“Trust in evidence-based, scientific facts is essential for providing sustainable solutions to today’s challenges,” it says. “By adding my name to this declaration and pledge, I recognize the key role that scientific research and discovery play in improving quality of life for all.”

Comment O’ The Day:
Did we dodge a bullet when McConnell kept this moron off the Court, or what?

At the 4:15 mark, Garland says: “When someone tries to promote or impose an ideology through acts of violence, those acts can be the most dangerous crimes we confront as a society.”

Is that not exactly what BLM and Antifa did when they burned, looted, and rioted their way through American cities for most of 2020?
Funny, he fails to mention those groups even once.

 

Comment O’ The Day.

“Someone should create a similar checklist but labeled “Self-assessment: How dysfunctional is your life?” Questions could include the number of grades in school completed, the number of arrests/convictions, drug addictions, the last time they read a book, and the presence (or not) of their biological father in their home as a child.”

Comment O’ The Day

“To be fair, swing sets ARE a sign of white supremacy 🙄
Their basic design dates back to the structures used to suspend slaves to be whipped in the South.
Something something systemic racism, blah blah whiteness.”

Comment O’ The Day:
Bingo! The last sentence in the story tells us why they got raided. The couple were members of a seditious group, Alaskans for Constitutional Rights!


 FBI breaks into Homer, Alaska house, looking for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop

A couple in Homer, Alaska reports the FBI raided their home on Wednesday morning looking for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop.

Twelve agents, FBI, Capitol Police, and other apparent police agents, broke down the door to their home and told Marilyn and Paul Hueper to put their hands up. Paul counted seven guns trained on him when he came out of the bedroom. The agents cuffed the couple and held them for hours.

It was a case of mistaken identity, but the FBI now has possession of Marilyn’s HP Probook laptop. The photo above is on the FBI website as a person of interest in the January 6 surge into the U.S. Capitol, during which Pelosi’s laptop was stolen. The photo above is of the woman the FBI is looking for. Marilyn has no real social media presence or photos online.

“They showed me a different view, where it could have been me,” Marilyn said. The photo they showed was a side shot where the hair and coat were only visible. “They purposely withheld the picture where I could have easily seen it was not me.” Eventually they showed her the photo above — at the end of their search — where the person-of-interest’s face was clearly shown.

“I said oh no, that is not me, I would have never worn that sweater,” she said. “She is wearing this hideous sweater that I would never be caught in. She has detached earlobes, and mine are attached. She has arched eyebrows, and I don’t.”

But Marilyn said the agents told her she had been positively ID’d. Marilyn said that Wendy Terry, special agent in Anchorage, went to Matthew Scobel, the federal magistrate judge in Anchorage, and said was 100 percent positive Marilyn was the woman in the Capitol, Marilyn reported to Must Read Alaska.

“At this point, they said it was a trespassing misdemeanor but if we did not cooperate, they said they would charge me with obstructing justice,” she said.

When Marilyn said, “That’s not me,” she said the agent told her “so you want to go there,” as if she was lying and obstructing justice.

“Paul and I laughed during it. They wouldn’t let us be with each other. He was in the other room. They would not let us go to the bathroom or have a glass of water. The agents did not show the search warrant for two hours,” Marilyn said. Finally, a warrant was flashed at her, but it was quickly taken away.

Marilyn said the FBI now has her laptop, phone and she gave them all codes so they could get into her electronics, because she hopes it will hasten the time it takes to get them back.

Marilyn said, “So I guess that answers one question [about Pelosi’s laptop]. It really did get stolen and is still at large. Not conspiracy theory… if they were telling the truth.”

The couple has been active with Alaskans for Constitutional Rights, a group of civil rights activists across Alaska.

Comment O’ The Day:
“I definitely thought before watching the video, that he was talking about something like Nilla wafers, and tortilla/potato chips. The alarming part is, that it didn’t strike me as odd that Biden would be saying something that insane. What a time to be alive.” -StuAnon

TPTB don’t want a literate, intelligent people. They want an indoctrinated one that will do as they’re told. The word that comes to mind is ‘serfs‘.


Comment O’ The Day: Sarah Hoyt-
Up to the first World War, books that were considered high literature and won awards were the ones that had allusions to Greek and Roman myth, or dropped other historical allusions, casually, into the prose. It was a way of saying “I had an excellent education.” These days excellent education in terms of expensive colleges means Marxism Leninism, so of course awards and admiration goes to the “woke” stories that push “social justice.” It’s a way of screaming “I have an excellent education.”

BUT at least the nineteenth and early twentieth century taught people to write so they could be understood.  Now?  Well, I’m old enough to have taught some people who are teachers now and I can tell you, it only goes down from here.


Growing number of English, writing scholars prioritize social justice, reject ‘standard’ academic English.

As critical race theory burgeons within higher education, writing centers have taken the cue, with a growing number trading in traditional grammar, spelling and punctuation corrections for a focus on antiracism.

Examples range from subjectively disavowing writing that “denigrates” others to mission statements that prioritize social justice over teaching students how to write well.

“We … must teach black students about anti-black linguistic racism and white linguistic supremacy,” argues one group of scholars calling for “Black linguistic justice.”

Myriad examples of such efforts can be found on websites from university writing centers and English Departments.

University of Michigan Sweetland’s Center for Writing states in its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement that they “reject rhetoric that denigrates others based on any identity category, such as race, religion, gender expression, sexual orientation, immigration status, national origin, language, ethnicity, sex, ability status, socioeconomic status, age, body type, or political party.”

The University of Michigan English Language and Literature Department confirms that their department is still not “free of [systematic racism’s] damaging habits.” However, their statement of solidarity assures readers they are “approaching a new academic year, to the thoughtful scrutiny and revision of our own entrenched practices, priorities, and assumptions.”

Similar to the Sweetland Center, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Writing Center says in its mission statement they “advocate for writers from historically marginalized or oppressed groups and for writing that counters traditional accounts of ‘standard’ academic English by extending conceptions of audience, purpose, and meaning.”

UNL’s Department of English lists their top core values. The first two on the list are “pursuing social justice” and “affirming diversity.”

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Quote O’ The Day:
“Right now, there is no legal way to deny them the right if they legally purchased them, but we can in fact make a major effort to get them off the street and out of the possession of people.

Comment O’ The Day:
” ‘We can’t legally do it but we’ll do our best to do it any way’ ??
This is a confession.”


Biden calls for gun law reforms on the third anniversary of the Parkland shooting

On Sunday, the third anniversary of the Parkland shooting, President Joe Biden urged lawmakers to propose and pass gun reform laws to “make a change” in the United States.

A lone gunman armed with an AR-15 opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, killing 17 students and staff members.

Biden, in a Sunday statement from the White House, promised that his administration will act to reform gun control laws and “will not wait for the next mass shooting to heed that call.”

“We will take action to end our epidemic of gun violence and make our schools and communities safer,” Biden said. “Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.”

“We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change,” his statement continued. “The time to act is now.”

In 2019, Biden said he would institute a buyback program to get assault weapons “off the street.”

“That’s not walking into their home, walking through their door and going through the gun cabinets, etc.,” Biden said. “Right now, there is no legal way to deny them the right if they legally purchased them, but we can in fact make a major effort to get them off the street and out of the possession of people.”

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“These people want to control what you eat, where you live, where you can go, who you can associate with, what you can say, what you do for a living, what you can read, how you worship, whether you can have kids and how many, how much and what type of medical care you can receive, and what you can own.
They will make these decrees as they jet between their palatial dachas.
But don’t dare call them totalitarian dictators.”
–Herrman