June 12

1429 – On the second day of the Battle of Jargeau, Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city.

1775 – British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.


HMS Margaretta, commanded by Capt. James Moore, enters Machias Harbor to commandeer a load of lumber for the British Army at Boston. Jeremiah OBrien leads the crew of the American sloop, Unity, and engages the British. After an hour-long bloody struggle, the Americans defeat the British. This action is the first naval engagement of the American Revolution.

1776 – The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
Section 13
That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

1864 – Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor: Ulysses S. Grant gives the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee a victory when he pulls his Union troops from their position at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moves south.

1942 – Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.

1944 – Operation Overlord: American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division secure the town of Carentan, Normandy, France.

1987 – At the Brandenburg Gate, U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman are murdered outside Simpson’s home in Los Angeles.

1999 – Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins when a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force (KFor) enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Note is later taken of Bill Clinton’s Rules of Engagement as applied to the Serbs in 1999, wherein he decided that the political leaders, bureaucratic support structure, media infrastructure and intellectual underpinnings of his enemies’ war effort were legitimate targets of war.

2016 – Forty-nine civilians are killed and 58 others injured in an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; the [moslem] gunman, Omar Mateen, is killed in a gunfight with police.

 

Two shot, one dead, when homeowner confronts burglars

One person is dead and another was wounded Wednesday evening when they were shot attempting a burglary, the Columbia [Missouri] Police Department stated in a news release.

Officers responded about 9 p.m. to the 6000 block of Bentpath Drive in south Columbia to reports of an armed resident confronting two intruders in his home, the release stated. When they arrived, officers found the two wounded suspects and evidence of gunfire and damage to a residence.

The resident reported seeing the intruders entering his home and fired several shots in self-defense, the release stated.

One suspect was declared dead at the scene and the other was taken to a hospital for treatment.

NSSF: West Palm Beach Mayor’s Gun Ban Exposes Flaw in Florida Law

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) says that West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James’ ban on gun and ammo sales prior to the George Floyd protests exposes a flaw in Florida law.

On June 3, 2020, Breitbart News reported that James banned the sales of guns and ammo as part of a State of Local Emergency, issued in anticipation of riots.

James’ emergency declaration put in a place a 72-hour ban on “the sale of, or offer to sell, with or without consideration, any ammunition or gun or other firearm of any size of [sic] description.”

His declaration also prohibited “the intentional display by or in any store or shop of any ammunition or gun or other firearm of any size or description.”

James’ declaration also banned law-abiding citizens from carrying guns in public places for self-defense.

NSSF Public Affairs Director Mark Oliva said, “According to Florida law, if a local mayor declares a state of emergency, they are required to suspend the sale of firearms and ammunition.” The law is Statute Title XLVI, Chapter 870.

Oliva said, “The actions of the West Palm Beach mayor to declare an emergency exposed a flaw in Florida’s statute that violates the Second Amendment and the constitutionally-protected commerce-in-arms. The ability of law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights and legally defend their lives begins with their ability to approach the gun counter and purchase a firearm.”

He added:

The mayor of West Palm Beach signed an emergency declaration that triggered this denial of his citizens to legally obtain firearms and ammunition, while at the same time he acknowledged through his own declaration there was an emergency that put his citizens’ lives and property at risk. This was signed knowing the police in his city would not be able to respond to emergency calls to protect lives. This is unconscionable that a law would tell citizens that rioting, looting and mayhem is running rampant in the streets of their city and at the same time deny those vulnerable citizens the ability to lawfully obtain the resources they need to defend themselves and their loved ones. The National Shooting Sports Foundation will be working with Florida legislators to propose a change in this law when Florida General Assembly returns to Tallahassee.

Tucker Carlson Rips Left-Wing ‘Rage Mobs’ After BLM Cancel Culturalists Add Him to the Growing List

Tucker Carlson, who is a frequent target of cancel culturalists like the left-wing provocateurs at Media Matters, found himself this week on the receiving end of yet another campaign to end his Fox News show by way of “rage mob” leftists who accused him of “racism” for pointing out some inconvenient truths Monday night about how Blacks Lives Matter and related organized social justice warrior mobs are motivated by the desire for absolute “power” and the intent to silence opposing voices in order to advance their radical agendas.

Here’s what Carlson said Tuesday in response:

Minutes after we said that, the mob came for us — irony of ironies. They’ve spent the last 24 hours trying to force this show off the air for good. They won’t succeed, thankfully. We work for one of the last brave companies in America. They’re not intimidated. We’re grateful for that. But the whole thing did get us thinking that we should be more specific about who this mob is, and what they’re doing. Who are the people trying to take over the country, cancel our rights, eliminate our centuries-long tradition of tolerance, yes tolerance, and free expression? And the truth is, we often don’t know their names. They’re mostly faceless political agitators who exist primarily online. They are trolls who thrive on cruelty. And yet suddenly they have immense power. Weak leaders now reflexively bow to their demands, no matter what those demands are.

[…]

“Who we are.” It’s a good question, actually. Who exactly are we? At this point, we’re becoming North Korea. We now believe in bloodguilt. We punish people for the sins of their relatives. We don’t allow individuals to have private thoughts. We hurt anyone who disagrees with orthodoxy. We demand that the innocent plead guilty to things we know they didn’t do, and then read their confessions in public, to prove they’ve been re-educated. And then we brag about doing it.

Obviously, something terrifying has descended on America. It’s easy to see what’s happened: terrible ideas suddenly have free reign. Why? Because no one pushed back. They’re met with supine weakness. You’ve seen it happen a thousand times — Some professional activist says something crazy and destructive because that’s what professional activists do, always. “Defund the police!” What’s changed, what’s brand new, is that no one in charge has the stones to disagree. So the rhetoric gets even crazier and more destructive — “Kill the police!” OK, what next?

Carlson has been in rare form lately. Make sure to watch the full segment below:

Harvard Chairman Indicted for Lying About $1.5m Chinese Research Scheme

The chairman of Harvard University’s chemistry department was indicted on charges he lied to US government officials about his work for a Chinese technology school while receiving federal research funds, according to the Justice Department.

Charles Lieber was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of making false statements about his association with Wuhan University of Technology, where he became a “Strategic Scientist” in 2011, while his Lieber Research Group received $15 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Defense Department, the Justice Department press release issued Tuesday says.

This is coming down to be a ‘personal issue’ than a’racist police’ one.


George Floyd, Derek Chauvin “Bumped Heads” Working at Nightclub, Says Former Coworker

Derek Chauvin and George Floyd not only knew each other, but also “bumped heads” working security together at a Minneapolis nightclub, a former coworker of the pair has told CBS News.

“They bumped heads…It has a lot to do with Derek being extremely aggressive within the club with some of the patrons, which was an issue,” David Pinney, a former coworker of the two men, said in a recent interview.

Pinney reportedly once became upset by the amount of a paycheck from the club, which Floyd handed to him, and took that out on Floyd.

Pinney said he does not doubt the former police officer knew Floyd and believes Chauvin knew him “pretty well.”

Members of Floyd’s family said they believe the May 25 incident which killed him was partly personal. The family’s attorney, Benjamin Crump, has asked for Chauvin to be charged with first-degree murder. The highest charge against Chauvin currently is second-degree murder.

Federal Judge Denies Bail for Jacksonville Protester Arrested With Molotov Cocktail

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The man arrested for having a Molotov cocktail at a Black Lives Matter protest near the Duval County Courthouse last month asked for bond Wednesday morning.

Ivan Zecher, 27, was arrested May 31, after police say they found a liquor bottle with gasoline, a wick, a lighter and paint-filled balloons in his backpack.

Federal Judge Monte Richardson denied Zecher’s attorney’s request for bail and house arrest.

Any Questions Left Concerning the Cornavirus as Being a Manufactured Crisis

“It is a good thing for government that people never think!”
attributed to Adolph Hitler

Do words such as virus, mask, lockdown, authorized quarantine, coronavirus, for your family’s safety, swab the inside of your mouth with a Q-tip, blood tests, high fever, respiratory distress, tracking and treating, viruses come from China, Chloroquine sound familiar to you today? Of course, they do because Americans have been inundated with them 24-7 with this propaganda for the last 7 weeks. Over and over again, hour after hour, night and day, week after week, the mainstream media are pushing this narrative roughshod and with no holds barred until you either reject or until you accept it…………

This is what this all comes to, these propagandists tee up this manufactured crisis in order to desensitize and to condition the population in order to force them into compliance, only to then accept what it is they bring in as the solution to whatever the crisis is that they have manufactured.

June 11

1184 BC – Troy is sacked and burned (Maxim#1: Pillage, then burn)
SING, O GODDESS, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus,
that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans.

1776 – The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence.

1944 – USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned.

1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island. Most estimates are they drowned in San Francisco Bay, but no bodies are ever found.

1979 – John Wayne dies at the UCLA Medical Center.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life.
Comes into us at midnight very clean.
It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands.
It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday
.

2001 – Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

Democratic House candidate Kim Olson: ‘If people loot, so what? Burn it to the ground’

(start at 3:15)

A leading Democratic candidate in a closely watched House race brushed off looting and arson that occurred during nationwide unrest during protests about racism and police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd.

“What the hell you got snipers on the roof for in a peaceful march? Even if people loot, so what? Burn it to the ground, you know, if that’s what it’s going to take to fix our nation,” retired Air Force Col. Kim Olson said during a live digital event on Tuesday, shown in a clip obtained by the Washington Examiner.

“I don’t think people want me to say that,” added Olson, a Democratic candidate in Texas’s 24th Congressional District, which covers much of the suburban area in between Fort Worth and Dallas.

Olson, 62, made the comment during a several-minute answer to a question about what she thought about far-left calls to disband or defund police departments.

Olson started by saying that while “defunding” is a “tough word,” explaining that she supports prioritizing funding services such as rehab centers and social workers…………

Olson unsuccessfully ran to be Texas’s agriculture commissioner in 2018, losing to Republican incumbent Sid Miller by about 5 points.

Her military career is a highlight of her resume — she was one of the first women to attend and graduate from military flight school — but it is also a potential liability. In the early 2000s, when she was stationed in Iraq, the Pentagon accused Olson of directing contracts to a private security firm that she helped operate. While Olson denies personally profiting from the arrangement, she pleaded guilty to charges that included creating the appearance of a conflict of interest, paid a $3,500 fine, and was permitted to retire with an honorable discharge. That history has not been a major issue in her campaigns or line of attack from her opponents.

 

 

So, the new definition of racism will be something along the lines of  “power plus prejudice”. That isn’t a clarification, it’s Newspeak, right out of Orwell’s 1984.  This is designed to make overt racism against certain groups like whites, Jews, and successful Asians not racism because while it is prejudice, those groups have power. The powerless cannot be racist against the powerful.

Merriam-Webster is incorporating that into its definition now. It will become an official part of the English language that racism depends as much or more on the powers a group has.

What’s more stunning is that the editors at Merriam- Webster didn’t just listen, but are going to act on this one (1) barely adult snowflake’s meanderings.


Merriam-Webster to Make Orwellian Update to the Definition of ‘Racism.’

Merriam-Webster plans to expand on its definition of “racism” in its dictionary in order to include systemic racism. The move comes after the publisher received a letter from a recent college grad imploring them to make the update because when she would get into arguments with people about what racism is, the definition failed to include systemic racism.

“So, a couple weeks ago, I said this is the last argument I’m going to have about this. I know what racism is, I’ve experienced it time and time and time again in a lot of different ways, so enough is enough,” 22-year-old Kennedy Mitchum told KMOV4, a television station out of St. Louis, Missouri. “So, I emailed them about how I felt about it, saying this needs to change.”

“I basically told them they need to include that there is systematic oppression on people. It’s not just ‘I don’t like someone,’ it’s a system of oppression for a certain group of people,” Mitchum added.

Mitchum exchanged a number of emails with Merriam-Webster before the editor agreed to the change and wrote back, “While our focus will always be on faithfully reflecting the real-world usage of a word, not on promoting any particular viewpoint, we have concluded that omitting any mention of the systemic aspects of racism promotes a certain viewpoint in itself.”

A revised definition is currently being drafted.

Currently, they list the definition as follows:

1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

2 (a): a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles
2 (b): a political or social system founded on racism

3: racial prejudice or discrimination

The politicization of language has become an increasing problem over the years. If you look up words like “fascism” or “Nazism” on Wikipedia, you will find that they are erroneously linked to “far-right” ideology, even though, for example, the Nazi Party literally meant National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

The left’s attempts to change history and language to suit their agenda are creepily reminiscent of George Orwell’s novel, 1984. 

The fact is, this change in the definition of racism is less about the definition itself than the legitimatization of the idea that systemic racism is an undeniable fact, which it is not. In the wake of George Floyd’s death, the most commonly cited example of systemic racism alleged by the left is racist policing, and that is pure fiction………


Background:
Some antifagoons set up an ‘autonomous zone’ in Seattle.
They also sent a list of demands – too, too long to post here – to the Seattle city council (knowing the leftist bent of that city’s leadership, they might actually stand a chance of getting some of them).


Seattle protesters declare ‘cop free zone’ after police leave precinct

Protesters declared a “Cop Free Zone” near where Seattle police boarded up and seemingly abandoned their East Precinct building Monday night, according to local reports — following days of demonstrations in response to the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The demoncrap leadership know they’ve got a dud on their hands, but they’re helpless to do anything about it past hoping SloJoe™ either goes completely delusional live on air, or he simply doesn’t wake up one morning


Terry McAuliffe Accidentally Says Quiet Part out Loud About Joe Biden’s Basement Presidential Campaign

Because of the Wuhan virus outbreak, Joe Biden has spent the vast majority of the last three months in his basement running for president.

He’s had some embarrassing moments, like the bizarre Tampa, Florida virtual campaign rally where he looked and sounded more like Max Headroom than President Obama’s former VP.

He’s had some unintentionally illuminating moments, like when he infamously told New York radio show host Charlamagne Tha God, who is black, that “if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

There was also the garbled, incoherent answer he gave to “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos when he asked Biden what he would say to people who said they wouldn’t vote for him because they believed Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegations against him.

But even with all that and more happening as Biden has struggled to run a presidential campaign in the middle of a pandemic, Biden surrogate Terry McAuliffe says it’s best Biden stays in the basement for as long as it takes:

“People say all the time, ‘Oh, we got to get the vice president out of the basement,’” McAuliffe told the “monthly breakfast” of the Norfolk City Democratic Committee. “He’s fine in the basement. Two people see him a day: his two body people. That’s it. Let Trump keep doing what Trump’s doing.”

McAuliffe served as campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential run. At the Zoom videoconference, he was introduced by a senior Norfolk Democrat, Charlie Stanton, who compared soldiers who participated in the D-Day landing to modern-day Antifa members.

“It’s hard for the vice president to break through,” McAuliffe told the group. “You’ve got the COVID crisis. He’s not a governor, doesn’t have the National Guard. He’s not the president, doesn’t have the briefing room. He needs to come out strategically. And when he says something like he did on race relations two days ago, it needs to have a big impact — thoughtful, and that’s what we’re preferring that he actually do at the time.”

Saying “it’s hard for the vice president to break through” is just utter garbage. As they are every presidential election cycle, the media have been nothing more than campaign arms for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, plumping his pillow and painting him in the most flattering of lights at every turn.

What McAuliffe is implicitly stating here is that the less Biden appears on the streets and in public the better off he’ll be. The reasons why are clear.