He did it his way.

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He did it his way.

On his last day in office, President Donald Trump enjoyed a 51 percent approval rating, according to Rasmussen Reports.

I have seen the enemy and it is us

Several people on the left are referencing #TrumpsNewArmy which is a call to fight domestic terrorism; Trump voters in other words.

Isis? Really?

The call against #TrumpsNewArmy is growing and growing and growing and growing and growing and growing and growing and growing and… you get the picture.

Glenn Greenwald talked about this new domestic war on terror. I quote…

The last two weeks have ushered in a wave of new domestic police powers and rhetoric in the name of fighting “terrorism” that are carbon copies of many of the worst excesses of the first War on Terror that began nearly twenty years ago. This trend shows no sign of receding as we move farther from the January 6 Capitol riot. The opposite is true: it is intensifying.

We have witnessed an orgy of censorship from Silicon Valley monopolies with calls for far more aggressive speech policing, a visibly militarized Washington, D.C. featuring a non-ironically named “Green Zone,” vows from the incoming president and his key allies for a new anti-domestic terrorism bill, and frequent accusations of “sedition,” “treason,” and “terrorism” against members of Congress and citizens. This is all driven by a radical expansion of the meaning of “incitement to violence.” It is accompanied by viral-on-social-media pleas that one work with the FBI to turn in one’s fellow citizens (See Something, Say Something!) and demands for a new system of domestic surveillance.

While I can understand political opposition and ideological debate, does it make sense to label 70+ million Trump voting Americans as terrorists? Most Republicans think Joe Biden is illegitimate. (And nearly a third of Democrats!) I will go on the record and say that unless the labeling of Trump voters as terrorists stops and soon, we will have states seceding the union. And we already know what happened the last time that happened.

When White Isn’t White, Its Multiracial

From the Washington Post opinion section:

Multiracial whiteness reflects an understanding of whiteness as a political color and not simply a racial identity — a discriminatory worldview in which feelings of freedom and belonging are produced through the persecution and dehumanization of others.

Multiracial whiteness promises Latino Trump supporters freedom from the politics of diversity and recognition. For voters who see the very act of acknowledging one’s racial identity as itself racist, the politics of multiracial whiteness reinforces their desired approach to colorblind individualism. In the politics of multiracial whiteness, anyone can join the MAGA movement and engage in the wild freedom of unbridled rage and conspiracy theories.

Once again, critical race theory rears its ugly head. Oh, how I hate thy evil. One more example, just for the heck of it.

This is why people don’t trust virus experts

Now about those lockdowns. Tom Woods has been producing charts that appear to show virtually no difference in virus outcomes between US states with aggressive lockdown policies and those without. California, for instance, has shuttered most of its small businesses and imposed widespread curfews, while Florida hasn’t. Here’s the result:

To fight big tech, you should recruit big tech so they can fight themselves

The American Prospect said this:

Renata Hesse, a former Justice Department official under President Barack Obama, worked alongside Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) defending Google a decade ago, helped shepherd through the Amazon/Whole Foods merger, and represented several pharmaceutical companies and other clients in antitrust cases. She is the leading contender for the assistant attorney general for antitrust position, multiple sources told the Prospect and The Intercept on Friday.

Should someone who worked for Google and Amazon be the person who goes up against them for anti-trust violations? Umm… I’m thinking no. I could be wrong.

The Second Amendment is in Mortal Jeopardy

The new bans on President Trump and Conservative voices around the nation over the last two weeks are what I’ve been dealing with and actively fighting against for years.

My speech on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have been banned and eliminated.

My ability to conduct business on PayPal, Venmo, GoFundMe and other financial institutions has been banned.

Chase Bank once shut down my online banking.

Comcast blocked my congressional campaign from sending texts and emails to voters while they donated to my opponent.

Even my ability to travel has all been restricted, as I am permanently banned on Uber and Lyft.

I can’t even have a sandwich delivered because I’ve been banned on UberEats.

What I haven’t shared with you is that last year, I found out my 2nd Amendment rights have also been stripped without warning or explanation.

That’s right, I – a young woman who faces constant death threats – cannot own or possess a firearm for my own personal protection. My 2nd Amendment right has been BANNED. 

Read the rest here.

Oh, how the mighty has fallen

Fox News finished third to both CNN and MSNBC across the board in the ratings on Friday for the third straight day—the first time since September 2000.

Fox News, which finished 2020 as the most-watched network in cable news history, has seen a ratings decline since the election, resulting in the conservative-leaning channel overhauling its weekday lineup on Monday.

So, what happened? Well, for those who don’t know.

On Twitter there was a trending hashtag #Foxit (Like Brexit, get it?) and people began flocking to Fox alternatives like Newsmax and OANN.

And finally this…

President Joe Biden’s White House stripped down the Trump administration’s 1776 Report, released on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, moments after the new executive took office.

The 45-page report, compiled by a multi-racial commission and beseeching Americans to take pride in their country, was immediately vilified by the progressive left as racist for rejecting social justice narratives of American history that characterize the United States as an irredeemably racist empire built for the sole purpose of oppression.

Read the report here. I’ll share a few quotes that you likely won’t learn in American public schools.

It was the Western world’s repudiation of slavery, only just beginning to build at the time of the American Revolution, which marked a dramatic sea change in moral sensibilities. The American founders were living on the cusp of this change, in a manner that straddled two worlds. George Washington owned slaves, but came to detest the practice, and wished for “a plan adopted for the abolition of it.” By the end of his life, he freed all the slaves in his family estate.

Thomas Jefferson also held slaves, and yet included in his original draft of the Declaration a strong condemnation of slavery, which was removed at the insistence of certain slaveholding delegates. Inscribed in marble at his memorial in Washington, D.C. is Jefferson’s foreboding reference to the injustice of slavery: “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

The 45-page report is well worth the read. America is imperfect but, there is plenty to be proud of.

Final Report- The President… by The Federalist

Thanks for reading to the end. More news tomorrow.

An Illegitimate President?

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An Illegitimate President?

When Hillary Clinton lost the election to Donald Trump, she called him an illegitimate President who stole the election. History rhymes and so we have similar accusations today. Difference being this time, more people believe this claim than Hillary Clinton’s claim. Check out this video. Here’s a quick quote from it.

Richard Baris of People’s Pundit Daily joins War Room to analyze all the numbers that prove roughly half the country believes the election of Joe Biden was illegitimate. “They hoped people were going to forget and move on,” Baris said. “That’s not going to happen.”

The Day in Racism

I thought about creating a newsletter focused solely on race issues. I didn’t but if I did, I would talk about the Seattle Councilmember planning the layoff of police officers based solely on their race. Below is a quote from this article.

Back in July, Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold got into an argument with now-former Police Chief Carmen Best about defunding the police. Chief Best was pointing out, correctly it turns out, that cutting staff would also result in firing much of the most diverse crop of new officers the city had ever hired. That’s because under union rules layoffs happen on a last in, first out basis. At the time, Councilmember Herbold suggested a novel solution to that problem: Lay people off based on race rather than time on the job.

Just as a quick refresher, Merriam-Webster defines racism this way.

a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

An example of racism then, by this definition, is Lady Gaga’s speech and her statement regarding white people. Unless I’m mistaken? (What happened to GaGa’s preaching of love and unity?) Whatever! You are wearing that outfit girl.

Never Trump… again!

Love him or hate him, should someone have the right to ban you from voting for Donald Trump if he decides to run again? Is that fair? Is that legal? If you hate Trump, does it matter? Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer said this (on video):

And its not just the Democrats who disdain President Trump, there is friendly fire incoming as well.

Mark Halperin on Newsmax today reported: Mitch McConnell and establishment Republicans reportedly don’t want to see Trump on the ballot in 2024. McConnell’s latest move in the senate may be about not only to convict the president but to pass with the majority something that would bar him from holding office again.

If you voted for President Trump you are a terrorist

A chilling new video reveals exactly what leftists want: a new Stasi. Half of Americans are “domestic terrorists,” according to the video released by author Don Winslow calling for a citizen police force to report on conservatives. If you support the most popular Republican president in modern history, you are equivalent to following Osama Bin Laden and must be hunted down. Watch this video and ask yourself, “Is this America or something far worse?”

How long before kids are encouraged to turn in their parents for their unpopular political opinions? Think it can’t happen here? Its possible. But I digress, its likely a domestic spy agency would be created first. There is already talk about it.

And eventhough Fox is taking a bit of a ratings slide, there are still demands from the left to treat it like “a foreign terrorist group.” Yes, you read that right. A contrary opinion makes you a terrorist in the eyes of some. It also is a reason to attack your livelihood.

We are heading in the wrong direction as a country.

Umm… Isn’t this illegal?

I got this from Breitbart:

Facebook revealed in 2017 that it was testing a new way of selling ads online that could threaten Google’s control of the online advertising market, but just two years later Facebook announced that it would be joining an alliance of companies backing a similar effort by Google, seemingly abandoning its own plans that would have allowed the company to better compete with Google.

Facebook never clarified why it seemed to abandon its own project, but an antitrust lawsuit filed by ten state attorneys general last month implies that Google had extended to Facebook a sweetheart deal to be a partner.

I’m glad someone is doing something against big tech tyranny. Its a problem that needs to be solved.

Et Tu Brutae?

This from CNN:

Vice President Mike Pence is not expected to attend President Trump’s departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, according to two Pence sources. 

Logistically, the sources said it would be difficult for Pence to be at Joint Base Andrews for Trump’s sendoff and attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugural, as the outgoing vice president is expected to do. 

These are the dots. Connect them yourself.

Insurrection is “an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government.”

Sedition is “incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority.”

insurrection + sedition = this 2018 tweet below which links to a document that was presented to the American people and since been removed. Fortunately, I was able to find the document here. Download it while you can.

Maybe its nothing. Maybe its everything. I will adjust my tinfoil hat and await further developments.

Thanks for reading this far. More tomorrow. It should be an interesting day.

This is Unamerican Thinking

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This is Unamerican Thinking

Most of the military is white.

Most of the military did not vote for President Trump.

Ergo, the military will likely harm a President Biden.

A litmus test on allegiance to an administration, not our country nor our constitution, is likely coming soon. As a result, the votes of the American soldier won’t be considered sacred (and probably won’t be private.)

Racism, racism, I see racism everywhere

Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in a colorblind society. All too often, it is not realized due to the woke mindset of people who see racism everywhere. It somewhat reminds me of that kid from the movie – The 6th Sense.

Critical race theory believes racism is present in every aspect of life, every relationship, and every interaction and therefore has its advocates look for it everywhere(and I do mean everywhere). But, don’t get me started, I already wrote an ebook on that.

I saw recently this online course called “Whiteness and Racial Violence in America.” I have not taken the course but I did notice this in the description this…

“We will take up an anthropological focus which will offer insight into how to read the cultural messages we are surrounded by through a critical lens..”

I suspect it will follow the dictates of Critical Race Theory and point out racism, both real and imagined, as much as possible, to validate the victimhood of minorities in the USA. (For the record, I disagree.) I doubt it will take into account the double standard practiced by the media. When it comes to racial division in the USA, I lay a lot of the blame on them.

And when it comes to disunity and the cold civil war in America, the media’s double standard is blatant and they should be held accountable for the part they played in it. Case in point, check out this video that was deleted from YouTube. How much of the general population in the USA have seen those clips?

Hmm.. Maybe that’s why the public has lost trust in the media. It shows in the ratings. Despite that, there are some who want even voices in ratings decline to be silenced. any voice that disagrees with the left to be silenced. If you listen closely, such sentiment is being echoed more and more each day.

And another recent example of why the public mistrusts (or should mistrust) the (agenda driven) media.

But I thought walls did not work?

Okay, hypocrisy abounds in Washington, D.C. so I’m not sure why this surprises me.

The bill – H.R.339 – seeks to “direct the Architect of the Capitol to design and install an appropriate fence around the perimeter of the United States Capitol, including the East Front and the West Front.”

It was introduced by the New York Congressman on January 15th, 2021, and referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on the same day. Torres introducer another bill – H.R. 338 which seeks “to clarify the counting of electoral votes in Congress to be a National Special Security Event” – also on the 15th.

While the specifics of the fence remain unclear, the bill follows years of Democrats insisting “walls don’t work” regarding President Trump’s efforts to erect a similar structure on the Southern border.

I found that here.

There is a difference between legal and illegal immigration

When I typically hear people discuss immigration issues, they tend not to distinguish between walking through the front door verses jumping a fence. Hispanic Americans understand the difference. My friends on the left tend not to.

I welcome people from all countries to visit the USA and for some to become citizens, as long as they follow our rules and processes. Below is a tweet demonstrating the wrong way to enter a country. Quote possibly encouraged to do so, for some reason.

Its cheaper than a robot

If you are looking for work and you have no real skills but, need an income. This may be a suitable alternative for you in the near future as local governments, without the funding for robocops, employ low-wage workers to help enforce their totalitarianism.

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Bill Maher as the voice of reason?

I’m not a big fan of Bill Maher but there are fleeting moments when he sounds reasonable and persuasive. This is one such moment.

“Let’s not confuse 5,000 people with 74 million,” Maher said to his audience. “Yes, even supporting the insurrection in spirit is, well, deplorable. But there’s a difference between holding illiberal beliefs and acting violently on them. At least that’s what they always told me about Islamic terrorism.”

I like what he said because it had the hint of a unifying message. I am not hearing a lot of that from the left these days. I tend to hear things like “Harvard Students Request to Revoke Graduate Diplomas from Prominent Trump Supporters” or how actresses will encourage deplatforming of news networks that hire Trump staff or calling for the financial deplatforming of conservatives or (I kid you not) discussion on how to reprogram the thoughts of people who disagree with them. Check out this tweet and look up who said it.

Ugh.

HOLY PROFITS BATMAN!

If you are a comic fan like me, you will appreciate this bit of news. Batman #1 sells for 2.2 million dollars!!! You could buy a lot of Batmobiles with that.

Thanks for reading this far. I appreciate it. See you tomorrow with more.

Do you know the truth about the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.?

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Which of the following statements is false about the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.?

  • George Washington is the only other American to have had his birthday observed as a national holiday. In 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed a bill that created a federal holiday to honor King.
  • King’s birth name was Michael, not Martin. The civil rights leader was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. In 1934, however, his father, a pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther. As a result, King Sr. changed his own name as well as that of his 5-year-old son.
  • King entered college at the age of 15. King was such a gifted student that he skipped grades nine and 12 before enrolling in 1944 at Morehouse College, the alma mater of his father and maternal grandfather. Although he was the son, grandson and great-grandson of Baptist ministers, King did not intend to follow the family vocation until Morehouse president Benjamin E. Mays, a noted theologian, convinced him otherwise. King was ordained before graduating college with a degree in sociology.
  • King narrowly escaped an assassination attempt a decade before his death. On September 20, 1958, King was in Harlem signing copies of his new book, “Stride Toward Freedom,” in Blumstein’s department store when he was approached by Izola Ware Curry. The woman asked if he was Martin Luther King Jr. After he said yes, Curry said, “I’ve been looking for you for five years,” and she plunged a seven-inch letter opener into his chest. The tip of the blade came to rest alongside his aorta, and King underwent hours of delicate emergency surgery. Surgeons later told King that just one sneeze could have punctured the aorta and killed him. From his hospital bed where he convalesced for weeks, King issued a statement affirming his nonviolent principles and saying he felt no ill will toward his mentally ill attacker.
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  • He once attempted suicide: Distraught over the death of his grandmother Jennie, 12-year-old Martin jumped from a second story window at his family home, allegedly attempting suicide.
  • Surprising autopsy results: When he died, King was only 39 years old, but upon final autopsy, the medical examiner was surprised to find that his heart had the wear and tear of a 60-year-old. The doctor said he believed this to be the result of stress.
  • He spent his wedding night in a funeral home: At the time of his marriage to Coretta Scott King in 1953, honeymoon suites were unavailable to African Americans. Because of this, the couple spent their wedding night in a funeral home owned by a friend.
  • He was a Trekkie: At a fund-raiser, King convinced actress Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura, to stay onboard when it was rumored she wanted to leave after the first season of the original “Star Trek.” He told Nichols he was her greatest fan.

Take a moment now and consider which of the above statements is false.

Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Keep thinking.

Okay, I’ll go ahead and tell you.

All of the above statements about MLK are true.

Sources:

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Podcast – Workplace Violence and Misclassification (Double ouch!)

The Retro Lounge Podcast Series
The Retro Lounge is the home of classic episodes of “The Recruiters Lounge” podcast that aired between 2005-2009. Tune in to hear how it was and how little has changed.

Original air date: July 23, 2008 – Jim starts off with shocking news about workplace violence, but is more shocked that its not uncommon. Karen rants about how easy it is to get a gun and bring it to the workplace. Did you know that sooo many companies misclassify Recruiters? And if you signed a contract that said you could not work in your field for a period of time, would that be a legally binding document? Umm… not so much. Tune in to another exciting episode of The Recruiters Lounge podcast. 

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