Friday Talking Points -- Legitimate Political Discourse?

[ Posted Friday, February 4th, 2022 – 17:38 UTC ]

President Joe Biden had a pretty good week, as political weeks go in Washington. First and foremost, the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 pandemic is fading fast -- the numbers are now down below half of the peak they hit roughly two weeks ago. That's good news for everybody, not just President Biden.

Then it was announced that the United States military had taken out the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi. Questions still remain about the mechanics of this daring raid in Syria, but nobody is questioning the fact that the targeted terrorist leader is now dead.

The monthly jobs report came out today and it was astonishingly good, showing not only that the economy added 467,000 jobs in January (even in the worst part of the Omicron spike) but also that the previous two months had been adjusted upwards by a whopping 700,000 more new jobs than had been reported at the time. This stunned analysts who had been fully prepared for the jobs report to show the economy had lost jobs in January. The recovery continues apace, and Joe Biden oversaw more than six million jobs created in his first year in office (closer to seven million, actually) -- a jaw-dropping and record-setting number.

And even Senator Lindsey Graham was not only saying nice things about one of Biden's possible Supreme Court nominees, he actually offered up some effusive praise for the woman: "She's highly qualified, she's of good character, and we'll see how she does if she's nominated. But I cannot say anything bad about Michelle Childs. She is an awesome person." Again, a pretty good week for Biden all around.

But unfortunately, even though we do try to resist highlighting such things in general, the disgraced former president was the one really making the most news this week. And not in a good way.

Donald Trump began the week with a rally in Texas. During his speech, he dangled pardons for those who participated in the January 6th violent insurrection attempt at the United States Capitol:

If I run [for president in 2024] and I win, we will treat those people from January sixth fairly -- we will treat them fairly. And if it requires pardons, then we will give them pardons because they are being treated so unfairly.

He also issued a veiled threat to those with the temerity to be investigating him:

If these radical, vicious, racist prosecutors do anything wrong or illegal, I hope we are going to have in this country the biggest protests we have ever had in Washington, D.C., in New York, in Atlanta and elsewhere, because our country and our elections are corrupt.

For the record, the three prosecutors investigating him in New York and Atlanta are all Black. Hard to figure how this translates to "racist" in Donald Trump's mind, but the less time anyone spends contemplating his so-called mental processes the better, we suppose. He also (in a burst of projection) called people prosecuting him "mentally sick" and told the crowd: "In reality, they're not after me, they're after you, and I just happen to be the person in the way." Not sure exactly how he figures that one, either.

That was just the start of the week, mind you. The Atlanta district attorney who is indeed investigating Trump immediately sought help from the F.B.I. to secure the county courthouse after such "alarming" rhetoric:

"Security concerns were escalated this weekend by the rhetoric of former President Trump at a public event in Conroe, Texas that was broadcast and covered by national media outlets and shared widely on social media," Willis said in her letter to J.C. Hacker, the special agent in charge of the Atlanta field office of the FBI. "His statements were undoubtedly watched by millions."

In the letter, Willis asked that Hacker immediately conduct a risk assessment of the Fulton County Courthouse and Government Center and provide "protective resources to include intelligence and federal agents."

"We must work together to keep the public safe and ensure that we do not have a tragedy in Atlanta similar to what happened at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021," Willis said.

She noted that several other buildings are located in proximity to the courthouse, including the Georgia Capitol, Atlanta City Hall and dormitories at Georgia State University.

Willis asked that resources be in place "well in advance" of May 2. That is the day a special purpose grand jury is set to convene to hear evidence in Willis's criminal probe involving Trump and his associates.

Trump then moved on to just coming right out and admitting what everyone knew all along, in a separate statement, because he's also in a snit over a bipartisan Senate group proposing to strengthen the presidential election process for the future, to avoid anyone like Trump ever trying to subvert the will of the people ever again:

If the Vice President (Mike Pence) had 'absolutely no right' to change the Presidential Election results in the Senate, despite fraud and many other irregularities, how come the Democrats and RINO Republicans, like Wacky Susan Collins, are desperately trying to pass legislation that will not allow the Vice President to change the results of the election? Actually, what they are saying, is that Mike Pence did have the right to change the outcome, and they now want to take that right away. Unfortunately, he didn't exercise that power, he could have overturned the Election!

You've just got to love those last three words, because they are the functional equivalent of stating: "I am guilty of trying to overturn the last election." Note that: "overturn."

The rest of the week saw more and more revelations as to what that effort had actually entailed, each of which was downright frightening. Trump sent his minions (or directly asked them himself) to try to convince the Pentagon, the Justice Department, and the Department of Homeland Security to just go out and seize voting machines from all the key states that he needed electoral votes from (but that he had lost). Luckily, none of the heads of these departments went along with the scheme.

Now, you can say that it wouldn't have mattered, since no matter how long and microscopically you examined those machines they still would have unequivocally said: "Biden won," but that obviously wasn't the point. The point was to flex Trump's executive powers in an unprecedented and possibly treasonous fashion, and sow enough distrust and chaos so that Mike Pence could have made a semi-plausible case for rejecting certain states' electoral votes -- which would have thrown the election into the House of Representatives, where (under the strange rules governing such an occurrence) Trump would have won. Remember: "overturn" the election.

To add to the chaos, a different story also showed that Trump and his minions were also considering getting some raw data from the National Security Agency to somehow prove that foreign countries had interfered in the election (which also didn't actually happen). Just in case seizing the voting machines didn't provide enough chaos.

Also, surprising exactly no one, it was revealed that Trump considered issuing a blanket pardon for anyone who participated in the violent insurrection attempt at the Capitol, in his final days as president.

These are pretty stunning revelations, of course. But not to Republicans, or at least not most of them. There were a few notable exceptions, to be fair. Representative Liz Cheney reacted to Trump's rally statements by issuing her own strongly-worded rebuttal:

Trump uses language he knows caused the Jan 6 violence; suggests he'd pardon the Jan 6 defendants, some of whom have been charged with seditious conspiracy; threatens prosecutors; and admits he was attempting to overturn the election. He'd do it all again if given the chance.

Mike Pence, just today, contradicted Trump's call for him to defy the Constitution, speaking to a gathering of the Federalist Society:

This week, our former president said I had the right to "overturn the election." President Trump is wrong. I had no right to overturn the election.

Lindsey Graham chimed in with his own strong words for how it would be "inappropriate" to pardon anyone for January 6th:

I don't want to send any signal that it was okay to defile our Capitol. I want to deter people who did that on Jan. 6.... I hope they go to jail and get the book thrown at them because they deserve it.

For their efforts, Graham was thrown under the bus (once again) by Trump (who called him a RINO and said he doesn't know what he's talking about) and Liz Cheney was just censured by the Republican National Committee. Pence just spoke hours ago, so we'll have to wait to see what will petulantly erupt from Trump's pie-hole in response.

The R.N.C. censure (it should be noted that Adam Kinzinger, the other House Republican on the January 6th committee, was also included in it) was pretty breathtaking in its language, condemning the two for participating in what it called a "Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens who engaged in legitimate political discourse." Got that? "Legitimate political discourse." That's apparently what caused injuries to 140 federal police officers. Just your everyday legitimate political discourse, nothing to see here, folks. I guess an angry mob chanting "Kill Mike Pence!" is the new normal, according to the R.N.C.?

Mitt Romney, who is incidentally the uncle of the current chair of the R.N.C., reacted to this language in a tweet:

Shame falls on a party that would censure persons of conscience, who seek truth in the face of vitriol. Honor attaches to Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for seeking truth even when doing so comes at great personal cost.

But the best commentary on this was written before the actual R.N.C. vote, when a reporter for the Washington Post got an advance copy of the text:

At the party's winter meeting in Salt Lake City, it will consider a resolution rebuking Cheney and Kinzinger for their participation on the House select committee. The document, obtained by The Washington Post's Josh Dawsey, essentially spends 500 words to say what could be summarized in five: "They were mean to Trump." (Well, six: "WHEREAS they were mean to Trump.")

That about sums it up. The Republican Party does not accept within its ranks anyone who does not fully pay fealty to their Dear Leader's Big Lie anymore.

More and more of the story of January 6th is going to come out in the upcoming weeks. The House committee now has the White House records it sought, even though many of them had to be taped back together after President Man-Baby ripped them up and threw them on the floor in a rage, but the facts will come out nonetheless. Each damning piece of it gets harder and harder for Trump's apologists to conveniently explain away. The party as a whole is now committed to following Trump down this rabbit hole in his mind, and woe be unto them who don't proclaim the beauty of the emperor's new clothes!

It's a sad state of affairs, but that's where we all find ourselves now. A violent attempt to overturn a presidential election's certification by Congress in the United States Capitol has now officially been branded nothing more than "legitimate political discourse." Lo, how the mighty have fallen.


Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week

We're going to have to slightly change this week's award. But first, an Honorable Mention.

Getting noticed when protesting in Washington D.C. is always a problem, so a group of mothers (many from West Virginia) decided to make their point by piling up teddy bears. They were in D.C. to try to lobby politicians to support restoring the Child Tax Credit, which came to a screeching halt when Senator Joe Manchin refused to even consider it and shot down the Build Back Better bill. Some of the mothers from his own home state met with Manchin staffers, to explain what a lifeline the monthly payments had been for them last year, but it didn't sound like they made a whole lot of progress. Still, both for their determination and their creative use of teddy bears, they are more than deserving of an Honorable Mention.

But this week we're going to give a non-political award -- call it the Most Impressive Business Owner Of The Week, we suppose. Here's the whole story:

Comic book store owner Ryan Higgins was a teenager when he read Maus, the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust.

The 1986 narrative and its sequel tells the harrowing story of the author's father, who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp. The books, featuring mice as Jewish prisoners and cats as Nazi oppressors, were soon among Higgins's favorites.

"Reading Maus opened my eyes," Higgins said. "I remember thinking, 'This is about more than superheroes fighting bad guys.' It was heartbreaking and emotional, and it brought a whole new window to something I had little knowledge about."

When Higgins bought the Comics Conspiracy shop in Sunnyvale, Calif., near San Jose, he decided to make sure that the shelves were always well-stocked with cartoonist Art Spiegelman's story detailing his father Vladek Spiegelman's experiences, and the resulting trauma. For 16 years, that's been the case.

When Higgins learned Jan. 26 that the McMinn County School Board in Athens, Tenn., had voted unanimously to ban the graphic novel in middle school classes because of the board's objection over profanity and nudity, he was stunned.

"It's just so bizarre -- the actual images of the Holocaust are the most graphic, nightmare-inducing images in the world," he added. "Why take Maus out of the curriculum when it makes this horror more teachable to a wider and younger audience?"

Higgins, 42, said he knew he had to do something.

Higgins said he had a hunch that sales of the graphic novel would surge, so he quickly ordered 100 copies of The Complete Maus to give away.

"I'll donate up to 100 copies of The Complete Maus to any family in the McMinn County in Tennessee," he wrote on Twitter. "Just DM me your address!"

He would also pay for the shipping.

. . .

"When thought-provoking comic books and graphic novels are banned, this hits my world," he said. "Sending out free copies of Maus is something I can do. If even one kid reads it and it changes their world, that's a wonderful thing."

. . .

Higgins said he'll send as many graphic novels as he can to students and parents in districts where they have been banned, but he hopes for a day when he won't feel he has to.

"This is all just mind-boggling and makes no sense," he said. "Maus should be mandatory for all schoolchildren to read -- not taken away."

We wholeheartedly agree. Maus is not "a comic," it is instead great literature. There was nudity in Schindler's List, but does anyone claim it should be banned for children?

So we heartily salute Comics Conspiracy owner Ryan Higgins for taking a stand against such idiocy. He's sent out over 60 copies so far, and we hope that every child in Athens, Tennessee who wants to learn real history will also ask for one. Well done, Ryan -- you are more than deserving of our newly-minted Most Impressive Business Owner Of The Week award.

[Congratulate Ryan Higgins on the official Comics Conspiracy web page, to let him know you appreciate his efforts.]


Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week

Here we go again. (sigh)

This week's Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week goes out to a troika from California: Governor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. They were all in a luxury box together, watching a playoff game between the 49ers and the Rams, when they decided taking a few selfies with Magic Johnson was the smart thing to do. Unfortunately for them:

None was wearing a mask, required in Los Angeles County for all indoor public settings and outdoor "mega events." Stadium policy also requires anyone not "actively eating or drinking" to wear face coverings.

They all should know better. Newsom in particular, since this isn't the first time he's been caught blatantly flouting pandemic safety rules because he somehow thought they didn't apply to people like him (see: French Laundry). Garcetti took the prize for a non-apology apology, insisting he didn't inhale or exhale when he posed for the picture: "When people ask for a photograph, I hold my breath. There is a zero percent chance of infection from that."

How many times do we have to say it? When you are a political leader, it is morally incumbent upon you to set a good example for your constituents. This means not ignoring inconvenient rules just because you don't feel like following them. You know what? Everyone else also feels the rules are inconvenient, too! And why should any of them follow the rules if the people who make such rules blatantly ignore them?

Sheesh. You'd think, after two whole years of the pandemic, that we wouldn't have to say this kind of thing any more. But obviously (and sadly) we still do. For shame!

[Contact San Francisco Mayor London Breed on his official contact page, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on his official contact page, and Governor Gavin Newsom on his official contact page, to let them know what you think of their actions.]


Friday Talking Points

Volume 649 (2/4/22)

Once again, the Talking Points are kind of all over the map. But then it was that kind of week, at least among Republicans. So let's get right to it, shall we?


   Tell us what you really think, Ted!

Ted Cruz was, surprisingly, not in Cancun, Mexico this week, even though Texas got socked with another winter storm. Instead, he was showing his true colors for all to see.

"I see that Ted Cruz is leading the charge against Joe Biden nominating the first-ever Black woman to the Supreme Court, although he's not the only Republican making absurd claims out there. He's just the most odious, as usual. Here's what he had to say recently:"

The fact that [President Biden is] willing to make a promise at the outset, that it must be a Black woman, I got to say that's offensive. You know, Black women are, what, 6 percent of the U.S. population? He's saying to 94 percent of Americans, "I don't give a damn about you. You are ineligible."... If you're a White guy, tough luck. If you're a White woman, tough luck. You don't qualify.

"Yeah, because as we all know the Supreme Court has also never had 'a White guy' or even 'a White woman' on it, right? Please. If what the Republicans are claiming were actually true, then the Democratic Party would insist on a real quota. Let's see, there have been 115 justices on the Supreme Court throughout history. Multiply that by six percent and you'd get seven justices. Well, since there has never been even one, that would mean that the next seven justices named by Democrats should all be Black women. Think that idea might make Ted Cruz's head explode?"


   Um... no, Ted, sorry.

The Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson had the best comeback to one particularly inane bit of Ted's rant, so we're just presenting it as written:

Cruz went on to argue that promising to nominate a Black woman was, somehow, "actually an insult to Black women." I'd like to see what data he's relying on to support that claim. I happen to know quite a few Black women -- my wife, my sister, lots of other family members, many friends, co-workers and acquaintances -- and not a single one has expressed to me the slightest sense of being insulted. I've heard reactions of joy and pride but not a scintilla of outrage.


   Why not quote a neo-Nazi pedophile instead?

Again, showing their true colors to anyone with eyes to see.

"Republican House member Thomas Massie posted a quote he presented as being from Voltaire this week, but two seconds on Google would have shown him that the quote is actually from neo-Nazi Kevin Alfred Storm, from back in the 1990s. More recently, Storm was convicted on child pornography charges. Sounds exactly right as someone who today's Republican Party would look up to as an intellectual guiding light, don't you think?"


   Throw it back in their faces!

Chuck Schumer came up with a good talking point this week -- so good it really needs to go viral among Democrats.

"The Republican Party is fast becoming the party of book-banning, at least in schools. State after state led by Republicans are falling over themselves in a rush to enact laws that prohibit any teacher or school librarian from saying or providing any material that might make a White child uncomfortable. And no, that's not an overstatement. Chuck Schumer recently denounced this from the Senate floor, saying: 'These modern-day efforts from the far right to ban hundreds of books from the top down are dangerous -- patently un-American. This right-wing cancel culture should be resoundingly condemned.' Chuck is right -- weren't Republicans the ones who just a short time ago were getting all upset over 'cancel culture'? Now it seems they've not only embraced it, they have taken it to the extreme of mandating such cancel culture into law. They should be ashamed of themselves."


   Textbook example

Literally, an example from a textbook. Because it wasn't all that long ago that students were taught such false history. The Washington Post ran a recent article that was almost entirely made up of excerpts from "an actual 7th-grade textbook used in Virginia schools from the 1950s through the 1970s." The book is Virginia: History, Government, Geography, and the excerpts are pretty hair-raising. Here are a few representative examples, if anyone is interested in exactly what Republicans are trying to take students back to (when White children were protected from ever feeling "uncomfortable" about anything):

A feeling of strong affection existed between masters and slaves in a majority of Virginia homes.... It was to [the master's] own interest to keep his slaves contented and in good health. If he treated them well, he could win their loyalty and cooperation.... The intelligent master found it profitable to discover and develop the talents and abilities of each slave.... The more progressive planters tried to promote loyalty and love of work by gifts and awards.

Life among the Negroes of Virginia in slavery times was generally happy. The Negroes went about in a cheerful manner making a living for themselves and for those for whom they worked.... They were not worried by the furious arguments going on between Northerners and Southerners over what should be done with them.... The negroes remained loyal to their white mistresses even after President Lincoln promised in his Emancipation Proclamation that the slaves would be freed.


   The next Todd Akin

Hoo boy.

"Garrett Soldano, a Republican candidate for governor in Michigan, recently explained why he couldn't support allowing abortion even after a woman had been raped: 'They don't know that little baby inside them may be the next president, may be the next person who changes humanity.' He went on to urge pregnant rape victims to carry their pregnancies to term, offering these words of comfort: 'How about we start inspiring women in the culture to let them understand and know how heroic they are and how unbelievable they are that God put them in this moment.' Wow. I mean, just... wow. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... the next Todd Akin."


   OK, so that means...

Representative Zoe Lofgren gets off a good one! Here was her response to Donald Trump claiming Mike Pence should have "overturned the election" (since we find we cannot improve upon her words one bit):

I guess the former president is saying that the vice president gets to choose the next president. In which case, Kamala Harris will be presiding at the [next] counting of the [electoral] votes. I guess he's saying she gets to chose who the next president is.

-- Chris Weigant


Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisWeigant

Cross-posted at: Democratic Underground


128 Comments on “Friday Talking Points -- Legitimate Political Discourse?”

  1. [1] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    maus is a classic.

  2. [2] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    I can vote against [fill in the blank] if I'm not happy with the price of gas or whatever. After all it's a "small-d democracy" tradition, right?

    But blindly doing so may put the people who made this fine mess right back into power, and all because the other guys couldn't clean up the mess fast enough.

  3. [3] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    You've just got to love those last three words, because they are the functional equivalent of stating: "I am guilty of trying to overturn the last election." Note that: "overturn."

    I predict that there are waves -- fuck that -- tsunamis of outrageousness to come.

    Therefore, I respectfully suggest y'all don't give yourselves a heart attack as each wave crashes the shore. I simply don't want any of us to croak before Trump goes to jail.

    Can ya feel the love?

  4. [4] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    presuming he doesn't become president again first, he'll still croak before any case ends in his incarceration.

  5. [5] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:


  6. [6] 
    andygaus wrote:

    I fear any real retribution for Trump may be stymied by the feeling at the Justice Department that prosecuting a former president is a terrible precedent, and that Republicans would certainly retaliate by attempting to imprison Joe Biden (and Hillary Clinton). It just hasn't fully entered their minds how utterly exceptional Trump's criminality is. They've operated for a long time on the principle that presidents should have a lot of latitude in carrying out their vision without fear of being prosecuted by the next administration from the other party--so much so that they can't wake up and enforce the notion that it isn't all right to instigate a coup.

  7. [7] 
    Speak2 wrote:

    I've gotta wonder: Does Trump take a House vote? In particular, does Liz Cheney vote for him?

  8. [8] 
    Michale wrote:

    First, as I am wont to do, to some old business..


    you don't share with the parent and the child commits suicide, it's your fault. you do share with the parent, and they fly into a rage and kill the kid, it's your fault. there's just no way to anticipate every potential situation.

    Those are two very unlikely extremes.

    As I said, my beef here is the school followed DEMOCRAT guidelines in forcing the child into a gender bending issue in the first place..

    If THAT hadn't happened, then parental notification rules wouldn't have even entered the equation..

    The school compounded their mistake by forcing the child to be embarrassed, ridiculed and bullied by the child's peers..

    Obviously, the school officials weren't concerned with disclosure rules then, eh??

    I know the area where the school is.. It's a hotbed of leftist Democrat BS...

    This is a frak-up no matter HOW anyone tries to spin it..

    And, at the foundation of the frak-up is Democrat Indoctrination policies..

    Those policies almost got a 12 yr old child killed..

    Anything else is just spin and BS...

  9. [9] 
    Michale wrote:


    I know how dependent we all are on truckers. I love truckers.

    Fair enough..

    Right up to the point where they hold an entire city downtown hostage to their protests about freedom, as their horns are blaring at all hours of the day and night.

    There is no excuse for that sort of asinine behavior. If they have a valid reason for protesting - and I'm not sure they do - then this ain't the way to go about it.

    As opposed to, say TWENTY TWO YEARS (collectively) of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots and attacks on hundreds of government buildings all over the United States?? Because Democrats wanted to protest about freedom??

    I mean, yer inconvenienced by noise and traffic jams.. Look what Democrats have done to places like Portland and Minneapolis?? Turned them into 3rd world shitholes..

    It's easy to be pissed about protests when they affect you personally.. I get that... I was at Vandenberg AFB during the MX missile protests... Almost a full month of 12 on/12 off days.. It was a pain in the ass..

    But believing in freedom means believing in freedom for EVERYONE.. If you support AntiFa and BLM right to protest, then you MUST support the Canadian truckers right to protest as well.. Regardless of how it affects you personally..

    They aren't the only ones having to suffer through a pandemic or who are missing their freedom.

    But, the rest of us understand that some sacrifice is required to save lives in a pandemic. Period.

    That's just it.. NO sacrifice is required..

    Masks.. Mandates... Lockdowns.. The FACTS have come out..

    NONE of them actually have any impact on the pandemic..

    COVID is over.. Trudeau simply wants to hang on to the emergency powers he has taken..

    It's time to end this.. Once and for all..

  10. [10] 
    Michale wrote:

    Normally, I don't read the new Weigantian™ Administration's commentaries.. But I usually make it a point to read the MDDOTW award, as it's fun to see Blue Democrat eating Blue Democrat.. :D

    And it's very enlightening to see what the current administration DOESN'T feel is anything wrong, like with last week when a Democrat called Democrat Sinema a c*nt.. Perfectly acceptable discourse.. :^/ Love to catch Democrats in their hypocrisy..

    But I DID peruse the MIDOTW award and came across this little tidbit..

    We wholeheartedly agree. Maus is not "a comic," it is instead great literature. There was nudity in Schindler's List, but does anyone claim it should be banned for children?

    First of all, I whole-heartedly support keeping "literature" age appropriate.. For middle school children, it's not appropriate for them to be reading something like this Maus stuff on school time..

    But I just HAD to grin when I read the above passage..

    There was nudity in Schindler's List, but does anyone claim it should be banned for children?

    Uh... Just the Motion Picture Association and their ratings system..

    Schindler's List is rated 'R'.. No One Under 17 Without Parent or Guardian..


    I'm just saying... :D

  11. [11] 
    Michale wrote:


    presuming he doesn't become president again first, he'll still croak before any case ends in his incarceration.

    "I know, right!!??"
    -Felix, WRECK IT RALPH

    It's FUN to watch all the hysterical President Trump/America hating BS spewed by the President Trump/America hating crowd..

    It's just going to make President Trump's triumph and return to office that much sweeter in 2024/2025 that much sweeter..

  12. [12] 
    Michale wrote:


    It just hasn't fully entered their minds how utterly exceptional Trump's criminality is.

    How exceptional you *THINK* President Trump's criminality is...

    The simple fact is, this is the sausage making of business..

    Do you HONESTLY believe that if we took a hysterical six year 24/7/365 deep dive into Pelosi's actions vis a vis her stock/business dealings that we would not find a BUTTLOAD of criminality??

    Are you REALLY that bigoted and stoopid??? Asking for a friend...

    The simple fact is, President Trump is ONLY guilty of TWO "CRIMES"...

    Being Donald Trump

    Wiping the floor with Hillary Clinton

    That's it.. Those are the ONLY two "crimes" that President Trump is guilty of...

    You DO realize that Democrats use to love and worship President Trump, right??

    You DO realize that, when President Trump had a -D after his name, you and your fellow Democrats heaped honor upon honor upon honor on Donald Trump, right??

    Donald Trump was the guest of honor at Chelsea Clinton's wedding... The Clintons LOVED Donald Trump..

    When Trump had a -D after his name.. These are all well-established and well-documented FACTS...

    Thereby once again proving beyond ALL doubt..

    Hypocrisy.. It's not a bug in Democrat programming.. It's a feature..

  13. [13] 
    Michale wrote:


    I predict that there are waves -- fuck that -- tsunamis of outrageousness to come.

    Yea, you also predicted that if Joe Biden won the election, this country would be perfect. A utopia...

    Tell me, cad.. How is a Biden Presidency working out for the country??

    For Democrats???


    Yea, I was wrong about black Americans turning to President Trump.. That was ONE thing I was wrong about..

    YOU have been WRONG about EVERYTHING since then!!


  14. [14] 
    Michale wrote:

    Since I know all of you come here for my movie recommendations, here's one.. :D


    A definite MUST SEE...

  15. [15] 
    Michale wrote:

    Bill Maher is on a tear again!! :D

    Bill Maher slams cancel culture after Whoopi Goldberg, Jeff Zucker scandals

    The ABC star was suspended for two weeks while the CNN boss was forced to resign

    I am agreeing with Maher so much these days, it's scary!!

    But he is dead on ballz accurate here..

    Whoopi is a dumb as a fence post progressive...

    "Is there another kind??"
    -Jack Nicholson, A FEW GOOD MEN

    But she is dead on ballz accurate about the Holocaust not being about race... It wasn't.. There was NOTHING racial in the Holocaust beyond the nominal bit part of the Hitler/Nazi delusion of the Aryan "race"...

    The Holocaust was RELIGIOUS persecution with genocidal genetic manipulation aspects.... PERIOD..

    NOTHING about race...

    Whoopi deserves to be biatch-slapped for oh so many things..

    But her claims about the Holocaust is not one of them...

  16. [16] 
    Michale wrote:

    How badly are Democrats in the hole???

    Biden lands a presidential moment that may be fleeting with strike on ISIS leader

    Biden actually lands a SOLID blow against terrorism and NO ONE is talking about it!! :D

    Hell, it doesn't even rate an HONORABLE MENTION in Weigantia™'s Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award! This hugely Pro Biden/Pro Democrat moment was beat out by comic books and teddy bears!!! You can't make this stuff up!!!

    What would NORMALLY be a Made For TV Movie American Come Together Moment is largely ignored...

    How deep in a hole are Democrats that such a momentous event is nothing but a big YAAAWWWNNNN for the American people.. :D

    November is going to be a SLAUGHTER of the Democrat Party...

  17. [17] 
    Michale wrote:

    It's just going to make President Trump's triumph and return to office that much sweeter in 2024/2025 that much sweeter..

    "Mr President!? Mr President!! In the dictionary under 'redundant' it says 'see redundant'... Well, ya got me on that one...."
    -Robin Williams, LIVE AT THE MET


  18. [18] 
    Michale wrote:


    In particular, does Liz Cheney vote for him?

    Come November, Liz Cheney's vote won't mean squat... It will mean even LESS than it does now..

    And right now, Cheney's vote means nothing..

    But, since yer hear, Speak.. Lemme ask you..

    How does it feel knowing that your Party now HONORs Dick Cheney???

    How does it feel that your Democrats have gone so far off the reservation that DICK CHENEY is now the Democrat Party's BFF??

    I mean, doesn't the blatant hypocrisy and bigotry bother you even a little??

    How BAD is your Party in the here and now that they would embrace someone like DICK CHENEY in the here and now???

    Naaw, I get it.. You won't respond.. You KNOW this proves how badly the Democrat Party is frak'ed in the head...

    Silence gives assent...

    I accept your concession...

  19. [19] 
    Michale wrote:

    Speaking of Liz Cheney....

    Liz Cheney Marks The Last Stand Of The Ancien Regime Republicans

    Bush administration veterans, Never Trump remnants, and their new Democratic friends are trying to save her. But the effort is doomed.

    If it were taking place 20 years ago, it would have been one of the top events on the calendar for Republicans. Once upon a time, a fundraiser sponsored by former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne, with appearances by Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, Cheney’s faithful aide Scooter Libby, former Solicitor General Ted Olson, columnist Mona Charen, and a large number of wealthy donors, and hosted by veteran GOP heavy-hitter Bobbie Kilberg and her lawyer husband Bill at their Virginia home, would have been the sort of thing that anyone in the world of GOP officeholders, consultants, and fundraisers would have wanted to attend.

    But the March 14 shindig is taking place in 2022, not 2002. That makes the list of sponsors and guests the political equivalent of a baseball Old-Timer’s Game in which the stars of the past gather to put on their old uniforms and entertain their fans with an inning or two in which they pretend to be their former selves.

    You people need to come to grips with reality..

    The OLD GOP that Democrats could manipulate is gone...

    The GOP is President Trump's Party now..

    And Democrats are in a WORLD of hurt... :D

  20. [20] 
    Michale wrote:

    Cheney Struggles to Keep Her Seat

    Cheney is facing the fight of her political life as she attempts to fend off a primary challenge for renomination to her at-large House seat from Harriet Hageman, the lawyer and conservative activist who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Hageman has raised more than $1 million for her campaign to date and has benefited from fundraisers hosted by billionaire Paypal founder Peter Thiel.

    Moreover, the party apparatus in Wyoming, which once might have shown any member of the Cheney family great deference, has abandoned her. She was censured by the state GOP for voting to impeach Trump after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. In November, Wyoming Republicans voted to no longer recognize her as a member of the party. That came after Cheney assumed a leadership role in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 Committee despite the fact that the Democrats refused to allow the Republican conference to name, as was their right, their own members.

    Cheney has essentially burned her bridges to the party she grew up in by falsely claiming to be the ranking member of the committee and enthusiastically participating in its fishing expedition that seeks to drag in for questioning a wide array of former Trump administration officials, conservative media figures, and even Republican House colleagues who had nothing to do with the riot. Indeed, there is a growing movement to oust her from the Republican conference, although House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy would probably prefer to avoid a purge and let Wyoming’s Republican voters deal with Cheney in the August primary.

    So, basically, once Cheney loses her seat, the toothless and useless 6 Jan Kangaroo Court is even MORE Dunsel than it is now..

  21. [21] 
    Michale wrote:

    Cheney, who has seemed to grow angrier at her party with each month for its refusal to play along with the notion that Jan. 6 was an “insurrection” that threatened American democracy, is not going down without a fight. And she can count on other GOP celebrities from the past, such as former President George W. Bush and former House Speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan, to assist her with fundraising.

    Absurd Strategy

    But the idea that the 2002 GOP All-Star team can compete against contemporary Republicans with voters who have long since repudiated their party’s ancien regime is an absurd strategy.

    The race is being spun by the liberal mainstream media as a case of a brave, principled conservative standing up against an army of GOP zombies who have sold their souls to Trump. But as in the rest of the country, Wyoming conservatives understand that Trump’s populist defense of the working and middle class is a better fit for the party than one that seemed more in line with the interests of Wall Street.

    They think the Bushes exploited them while Trump fought for them. To the surprise of many, Trump wound up leading the most successful conservative administration in memory until it was brought down by a pandemic unleashed by China and a mainstream media/Big Tech alliance aimed at silencing the truth about Biden family corruption.

    It's funny how the Left are all about brave and principled... When it's GOP going against their own..

    But when the Left has REAL brave and REAL principled DEMOCRATS fighting for the good of the country?? Democrats who put COUNTRY before PARTY??

    THOSE REAL mavericks are called c*nts and traitors by Democrats...

    Again, proving beyond ANY doubt..

    Hypocrisy.. Not a bug in Democrat Programming.. A feature..

  22. [22] 
    Michale wrote:

    Republicans understand that Cheney’s acceptance of Democrats’ branding of not just the Capitol rioters or even Trump but all Republican voters as insurrectionist traitors targets them and their beliefs. Even if they aren’t still questioning the 2020 presidential election results, most Republicans seem to comprehend that the real threats to democracy are the McCarthyite tactics of the Jan. 6 Committee that Cheney is helping to lead and her Democratic allies’ attempts to silence dissent on the Internet.

    Cheney’s Rise and Fall

    That Cheney’s fundraiser is being held in Virginia is something Hageman won’t fail to play up. A Jan. 6 Committee advisor also recently dropped his name from the host line-up.

    Cheney lived most of her life in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., before returning to her family’s home state to pursue a political career. She first attempted to muscle Mike Enzi out of his Senate seat leading up to the 2014 elections. But when he refused to roll over, she backed down and settled for Wyoming’s sole seat in the House in 2016.

    When Enzi retired in 2020, she flirted with another chance at joining the Senate, but was outmaneuvered by Cynthia Lummis. Still, by then Cheney was on a fast track to House GOP leadership, using her famous name to parachute into the party’s number three position — chair of the House Republican Conference — after only one term. That put her in line to be a future speaker of the House.

    But like many other members of the old GOP elite, Trump’s ascendancy was too bitter a pill for her to swallow. While her voting record remained generally conservative, she seized on the Jan. 6 riot to go all in on impeachment and then in trafficking in conspiracy theories about the riot aimed at burning down the party for the sin of letting Trump lead it.

    That makes the Wyoming primary more a referendum on the Republican past which she represents than about the relative merits of Cheney or Hageman. Although her family name still counts for something, her claim that she and the remnant of Never Trump allies backing her are the only legitimate standard-bearers for conservative values is not a viable political strategy in Wyoming or anywhere else. GOP voters have long since moved on from the Bushes and their family retainers even as the liberal media is now finally treating the former president and Cheney’s father with some respect, if only as a way to further attack Trump.

    That’s why the Cheney re-election campaign is so rooted in the party’s past and her events have taken on the aspect of an ancien regime banquet in which pretenders to a throne lost in the past make-believe that they are about to return to power. They’re in for a rude awakening in August.

    Cheney and her allies represent the OLD GOP.. Tired... Pathetic... Un-American....

    Thar's a new sheriff in town.. President Donald Trump...


  23. [23] 
    Michale wrote:


    what i think doesn't matter; there are legal requirements. just like cops have to follow due process in search, questioning, arrest, evidence gathering, and so forth, school officials also have to follow procedure.

    And yet, the school officials VIOLATED procedures and school guidelines...

    School officials allegedly defended their actions by invoking “confidentiality rules” to justify not including the parents in the counseling sessions.

    However, the lawsuit notes that the Clay County Public Schools written guidance expressly contradicts the use of “confidentiality rules.” An exhibit attached to the lawsuit notes that children do not have a confidentiality right and that school officials must obtain parental consent before guaranteeing confidentiality to a child.

    Get that???

    School officials MUST get parental consent before they can claim confidentiality for the child...

    So, AGAIN.. Schools violated their own policy to push Democrat gender bending on this child and to do so on the sly behind the parents' backs..

    The Clay County lawsuit names Clay County Schools superintendent and three Paterson Elementary officials and alleges that the school counselor engaged in secret therapy sessions with the elementary student over the course of several months in 2021. The student was distressed over being bullied and her confusion about her gender.

    The suit claims that the school officials breached the child’s privacy by purporting to tell other teachers and students about the child’s new “male” name and gender identity without the child’s knowledge or approval and without informing her parents.

    “It is a serious mental health decision that school personnel are not qualified, not competent, and not authorized to make,” Vernadette Broyles, CPR-C’s president, said. “Parents must be involved in these important decisions.”

    The facts are clear...

    The school frak'ed up.. Period...

    But what is very telling is that this is how Democrat Policies are in public schools...

    The officials pushed DEMOCRAT ideology at the expense of the welfare and the safety of the child...

    Pushing Democrat gender crap on a 12 year old??? That's just moronic...

  24. [24] 
    Michale wrote:

    Speaking of Democrat education policies that CONTINUE to hurt children...

    Educational Elites Have Awakened a Sleeping Tiger

    Thanks to the unreliability of distance learning, children are retaining less of what they’ve learned, reading at lower grade levels and suffering from a lack of social interaction. There is little to no support for children who rely on school to provide a safe haven from difficult home lives, and students in free or reduced meal plans have a harder time receiving them.

    As school policies continue to isolate students from friends and peers, such as forcing students to eat their lunch outside on buckets, or facing the same direction without talking, the tragic numbers of adolescent depression, anxiety, and suicide continue to rise.

    Millions of exasperated parents, many in deep-blue cities and states, are desperately pursuing educational alternatives that better suit their families’ needs and values. Parents are enrolling their children in private and charter schools in droves, while those without the financial means to do so remain stuck in a system captive to the whims of teachers’ unions and indifferent school boards.

    Many teachers are going above and beyond in the name of what is best for kids, but their ability to truly innovate and explore new ways of teaching and inspire learning is being blocked by the unnecessarily restrictive demands of union leadership.

    Liz, this is EXACTLY what I was referring to above when we talked about "sacrifice"...

    NONE of this was necessary... Even if it were all necessary out in the adult world, NONE OF IT was necessary in schools..

    ALL of this has been one giant FRAK UP due to Democrats and their hysterical END OF THE WORLD-esque fear-mongering and TOTALLY SCIENCE-LESS approach to a run o the mill pandemic..

  25. [25] 
    Michale wrote:

    These unions tend to operate at state and national levels in ways that do not represent most of their members. Rather than sticking up for these vulnerable children, unions — as recently exemplified by the Chicago Teachers Union — are prioritizing strikes, walkouts and funding political campaigns, halting true progress as students remain stranded at home.

    Fed-up teachers across the country have resigned their union membership, tired of their dues dollars funding an agenda they don’t support.

    Thankfully, this power-flexing by the educational elites has also awakened a sleeping tiger — parents who care far more about their children’s education than the radical political agenda embraced by teachers’ union leaders.

    If the Virginia Gov election proved NOTHING else, it proved what happens when Democrat Progressive policies clash with the safety and welfare of America's children..

    Democrats are slapped down bigly....

  26. [26] 
    Michale wrote:

    As an aside to JL....

    Many parents are recognizing now more than ever the importance of school choice. Rather than forcing families to fit their children into an outdated, one-size-fits-all template, we now have the opportunity a build a new educational model that offers a wider variety of schooling options designed to fit the families it serves.

    Where do you come down on the issue of School Choice??

    I'll be honest and admit I don't know much about it.. I do recall that Democrats are vehemently AGAINST school choice, as they are against ALL forms of freedom and choice...

    So, I guess that means I am FOR School Choice.. :D hehehehehe

    But what about you?? Is it something you might be interested in discussing, if we are on opposite sides of the issue???

    I certainly don't mind you giving me a homework assignment so I can bone up on the issue if it's something you are interested in making it a discussion topic...

    But I have a feeling we might be on the same page in this issue..

    You DO have a very logical and rational mind.. For a Democrat.. heh :D

  27. [27] 
    Michale wrote:

    Parents are increasingly empowered to choose whatever type of education is best for their family, and they’re seizing this opportunity in a grassroots movement that is sweeping the country.

    None of which is to suggest public schools can’t be saved. Our education system must be fixed, not abandoned.

    Despite its boast of enhancing opportunities for everyone, remote learning has perpetuated the gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots.” Parents who lack the financial means to switch their children to in-person learning at private or charter schools — whether it be for a better educational experience or simply because they can’t afford to stay home from work to supervise remote learning — have no choice but to remain in public school.

    It's remarkable how practically ALL of Democrat issues and actions revolve around dividing people..

    It's like Democrat "science" versus real actual science..

    ALL Democrat "science" is simply poorly disguised Democrat activism...

  28. [28] 
    Michale wrote:

    We must find the courage to improve and innovate the public education system and put first what’s best for students and families, rather than national teachers’ unions.

    THIS!!^^^^ Exactly THIS!!!!

    Democrats put UNIONS first and safety/welfare of children...

    This is EXACTLY the problem... Democrat ideology comes first..

    The safety and welfare of the children a far FAR distant second...

    Proven as FACT by the actions of Clay County School officials...

  29. [29] 
    Michale wrote:

    Perhaps most importantly, parents and teachers alike must remember the power they have in making their voices heard. Though millions of angry parents will be going to the polls this November, it’s important they work to enact change now by calling school administrators, district superintendents and school boards to let them know they don’t support union agendas running their kids’ schools.

    It’s time we set aside politics and remembered who education is meant to serve, and the futures we are fighting for.

    Again.. EXACTLY...

    Forget politics and ideology..

    Let's do what's best for the children..

    NO racist CRT... NO science-less gender bending issues.. Treat gender dysphoria as what it is.

    A mental health issue to be corrected..

    Scientifically speaking, there are only TWO genders.. This non-binary crap is just that... Crap.. If yer a woman and want to be a man, play dress up.. Pretend.

    If yer a man and tired of being in 246th place in your chosen sport, work hard, practice hard to be better..

    But don't try to convince people that a man is a woman so the man can compete in woman's category and be at #1...

    All this gender bending crap is bad for children and bad for Americans and bad for America...

  30. [30] 
    Michale wrote:

    OK, I am at 30 comments..

    Time ta take a break... :D

  31. [31] 
    Michale wrote:

    Since I know all of you come here for my movie recommendations, here's one.. :D


    A definite MUST SEE...

    Speaking of movies and TV...

    Ya'all remember the Tom Cruise/Jack Reacher movies, right??

    Casting a skinny wimp like Tom Cruise to be Reacher was completely and utterly ridiculous... For those here who actually can read a book, Jack Reacher is a 6'5" hulk of a man... And a Military Police officer as I am...

    So I have a special affinity for the Jack Reacher series... Leftist/Democrat Hollywood casting someone like Tom Cruise in the role was.. well... simply an example of Leftist/Democrat moronicity... Don't get me wrong.. The movies were good.. Very close to the novels... It was the casting that totally blew it all to hell...

    Well, the good people at Amazon have rectified Leftist/Democrat Hollywood moronicity....


    My lovely wife and I will be starting the series tonight..

    I'll report back tomorrow morning how good it is...

    But, at least with the casting, it's spot on... :D

  32. [32] 
    Michale wrote:
  33. [33] 
    Michale wrote:

    As for the Democrat Party claim that CRT is NOT being taught in schools??

    Hispanic Students Were Forced To Learn Critical Race Theory. They Hated It.

    Kali Fontanilla discovered that not only was CRT being taught in the classroom—her minority students were failing it

    We can forever factually refute that claim as a complete and utter lie...

  34. [34] 
    Michale wrote:

    During the 2020 fall semester, Kali Fontanilla—a high school English language teacher working in the Salinas, California, school district—noticed that many of her students were failing one of their other classes: ethnic studies. This was at the height of the pandemic, and instruction was entirely online, leaving many students in the lurch. Still, Fontanilla thought it was odd to see so many Fs.

    Salinas has a majority Mexican population; all of Fontanilla's students were Hispanic and were learning English as a second language. Education officials who propose adding ethnic studies to various curriculums—and making it mandatory, as the Salinas school district did—typically intend for privileged white students to learn about other cultures. There's a certain irony in requiring members of an ethnic minority to study this, and an even greater irony in the fact that such students were struggling intensely with the course.

    "My students are failing ethnic studies," says Fontanilla, who is of Jamaican ancestry. "I would say half of them are failing this ethnic studies class."

    This made Fontanilla curious about what the course was teaching. All of the high school's teachers used the same online platform to post lesson plans and course materials, so Fontanilla decided to take a look. She was shocked by what she saw.

    "This was like extreme left brainwashing of these kids," says Fontanilla. "Critical race theory all throughout the lessons, from start to finish. The whole thing."

    Democrat run public schools are all about indoctrinating children..

    Brainwashing our children with a complete and utter ideologically based America hating curriculum...

  35. [35] 
    BashiBazouk wrote:


    Oh no! They had a Critical Race Theory section in an ethnic studies class. Not the entire course, a section. Shocking! Or not... I mean if you are going to teach it, that is exactly the most appropriate place for it.

    Right wing boogieman gona boogie...

  36. [36] 
    Michale wrote:

    Oh no! They had a Critical Race Theory section in an ethnic studies class. Not the entire course, a section. Shocking! Or not... I mean if you are going to teach it, that is exactly the most appropriate place for it.

    The point is, they denied teaching it..

    THEN they were caught teaching it..

    They lied..

    Funny.. Democrat morons like to whine and cry about President Trump's supposed "lies"..

    But when Democrats BLATANTLY lie and are caught at it..

    Morons like you are perfectly accepting of it...

    It's called hypocrisy..

    And you reek of it...

  37. [37] 
    Michale wrote:

    As usual, the point and the facts fly right over Bashi's head...

  38. [38] 
    BashiBazouk wrote:

    The point is, they denied teaching it..

    THEN they were caught teaching it..

    They lied..

    Bullshit. Actual quote:

    In a statement to The Epoch Times, Dan Burns, superintendent of Salinas Union High School district, denied that the course was based on CRT, though he conceded that CRT "is addressed in our course as one of the frameworks within the K-12 Ethnic Studies Outcomes list."

    CRT is not mentioned in the course description and comes up only three times in the syllabus as three of the eighteen suggested articles in the reading list.

    The course is not based on CRT but does contain it as part of the curriculum. Which is what the superintendent said. No lie there.

    And that disqualifies the rest of your rant.

    On the other hand, Kali Fontanilla's quote:

    "This was like extreme left brainwashing of these kids," says Fontanilla. "Critical race theory all throughout the lessons, from start to finish. The whole thing."

    According to the syllabus is a lie.

    Reading wins over faux outrage, again...

  39. [39] 
    Michale wrote:

    Bullshit. Actual quote:


    Actual quotes from Democrats, including Weigantians..


    The course is not based on CRT but does contain it as part of the curriculum.

    So, CRT *IS* being taught in public schools below the college level..

    It's also being taught in Detroit schools..

    So, Democrats LIED...

    Reading wins over faux outrage, again...

    And FACTS win over your BS spin.... AGAIN...

  40. [40] 
    BashiBazouk wrote:

    Move those goal posts...

  41. [41] 
    SF Bear wrote:

    It is against the Law to destroy presidential records. did anybody tell M. trump that he was violating federal Law when he tore up these papers and threw them on the floor? He should be prosecuted by the Attorney General who would have an open and shut case against him. once convicted he should serve time for this crime. why is he being given a pass on this by Biden? Is Biden so afraid of his MAGA followers that he is ignoring this egregious crime?

  42. [42] 
    Michale wrote:

    Move those goal posts...

    Yea, if you ignore what I actually wrote..

    As for the Democrat Party claim that CRT is NOT being taught in schools??

    Once again, Bashi is proven to be a complete moron..

  43. [43] 
    Michale wrote:

    did anybody tell M. trump that he was violating federal Law when he tore up these papers and threw them on the floor?

    You mean, like when Hag Pelosi tore up President Trump's speech???


    You really didn't think that one thru, did you Bear???

    Is Biden so afraid of his MAGA followers that he is ignoring this egregious crime?

    There was no crime, egregious or otherwise..

    Do you HONESTLY think that Biden would protect President Trump??

    Of course not..

    Since there is no prosecution, there is no crime..

    President Trump is completely, utterly and totally innocent of EVERY CRIME Trump/America haters have accused him of..


    Kinda sticks in yer craw, eh Bear?? :D

  44. [44] 
    Michale wrote:

    You mean, like when Hag Pelosi tore up President Trump's speech???


    Oh, but THAT'S OK, right Bear???

    Because the laws you claim exist don't apply to Democrats.. Right?? :eyeroll:

  45. [45] 
    Michale wrote:


    GoFundMe backtracks on redistributing money for Canadian truckers, under threat of fraud investigation

    Crowdfunding platform says it will automatically refund $10 million in donations
    Facing a potential fraud investigation by the state of Florida, GoFundMe reversed a decision to redistribute money given by thousands of donors to the Canadian "Freedom Convoy" protesting COVID-19 regulations.

    On Friday, the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe froze the convoy's official campaign, claiming law enforcement convinced the company that the convoy had become violent and unlawful.

    GoFundMe encouraged donors to submit a refund form, and said that any funds not properly returned to donors would be donated to a charity chosen by the Freedom Convoy.

    Within hours, however, GoFundMe walked back the refund applications, instead announcing it would be refunding donors automatically.

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that he would "investigate" the company, accusing them of fraud.

    Once again, Gov DeSantis slaps Left Wing fraudsters down!!! :D

    Got 'em running scared!!! :D

  46. [46] 
    Michale wrote:

    Funny how GoFundMe tries to defraud conservative and patriotic causes...

    But GoFundMe has NO PROBLEM with Democrat BLM and AntiFa terrorists who have spent the last 22 years (collectively) attacking hundreds of government buildings all over the country and causing the deaths of HUNDREDS, including at least 8 cops.. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS injured.. BILLIONS of dollars in damages...

    But GoFundMe has NO PROBLEM with THOSE groups... :eyeroll:

  47. [47] 
    Michale wrote:
  48. [48] 
    Michale wrote:

    OK Gonna sit down for REACHER now..

    I'll update ya'all on all the news and the facts and how good REACHER is tomorrow morning..

    Stay tuned!! :D

  49. [49] 
    Michale wrote:

    @cad & @bashi....

    It's safe... You can come out now!! :D


    Where HAS Vick gotten herself to??? I guess her tail is still tucked between her legs...


    See ya'all on the other side.. :D

  50. [50] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    i can't speak for any other district or educator, but if i handed out a reading list of sources from which students could choose, and one sixth of the optional sources were based on CRT, that does NOT mean i'd be teaching from that point of view. that said, i have read a little of that literature, and it's nothing remotely like the bogeyman the right-wing media make it out to be. the point of it isn't to blame white people for all society's ills, it's to get scholars to think about racial discrimination as something that happens unintentionally and systematically.


  51. [51] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    education week had an article awhile back on the topic, which i'd advise anyone who wants to be informed on the topic to actually read.

  52. [52] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    LOVE REACHER!!! Wouldn’t turn down a Reacher-around from Alan Ritchson, that’s for sure. That man has muscle in his poop! And its been filmed all over Georgia around many of the small towns that I lived and worked so many years ago.

  53. [53] 
    Michale wrote:


    Except for the Reacher around part, I gotta agree...

    Ritchson is the quintessential Reacher... And the Childs novel that the first season is based on was a real page turner!!

    On my wish list now is to remake the 2 Reacher movies with Ritchson replacing Cruise as Reacher... :D

  54. [54] 
    Michale wrote:


    the point of it isn't to blame white people for all society's ills,

    Except for the fact of those Democrats who USE CRT to do exactly that...

    it's to get scholars to think about racial discrimination

    Fine.. Get "scholars" to think about it..

    But we're not talking "scholars".. We're talking CHILDREN with minds that are being molded and bended by this racist garbage..

    as something that happens unintentionally and systematically.

    Prove it...

    You can't because there are no conclusive facts that prove the claim beyond a reasonable doubt..

    Mark Furhman proved beyond ANY doubt that PROVING racism is not only possible... It's fairly easy...

    This being fact, if systemic/institutionalized racism is so "obvious" and "prevalent", then it should be EASY to find the facts that prove it beyond a reasonable doubt..

    Yet, Democrats STILL can't find ANY facts that prove the claim..

    There are only two systemic/institutionalized racist institutions left in the US today..

    Affirmative Action...

    The Democrat Party...

    The FACTS that prove this beyond a reasonable doubt are prevalent, blatant and conclusive..

  55. [55] 
    Michale wrote:

    education week had an article awhile back on the topic, which i'd advise anyone who wants to be informed on the topic to actually read.

    Funny thing about that article..

    All of the "examples" it provides of systemic/institutionalized racism are DECADES old..

    Which simply proves my point..

    Systemic/Institutionalized racism is dead in this country.. It died the day we elected a black American as POTUS..

    It was further proven dead the day we elected a black American as VPOTUS...

    I have FACTS that prove my case..

    Anyone have any facts to prove I am wrong???


  56. [56] 
    Michale wrote:

    There are only two systemic/institutionalized racist institutions left in the US today..

    Affirmative Action...

    The Democrat Party...

    Exhibit A being the FACT that Joe Biden is limiting his SCOTUS nominee to a black woman...

    Blatantly, unequivocal and indisputably racist...

  57. [57] 
    Michale wrote:

    The Guardians in Retreat
    Redefining its purpose as antiracism, the Art Institute of Chicago abandons its core mission of preserving history’s treasures and instructing future generations.

    Another PERFECT example of the blatant racism of Democrats' "anti racism" programs..

    Democrats today are spitting on the grave of Dr Martin Luther King..

  58. [58] 
    Michale wrote:

    The entire article above points out the foolishness and utter racism of today's Democrat Party policies and attitudes...

    There can be absolutely NO DOUBT that today's Democrat Party is systemically and institutionally racist...

    One has to wonder why there is no movement to "Cancel" the Democrat Party...

  59. [59] 
    Michale wrote:

    The Dog That Didn’t Bark: Three Words Biden Would Not, Could Not Say In NY Crime Speech

    With violent crime skyrocketing across America and the blame at the feet of the Democrats where it rightly belongs, President Joe Biden went to New York on Thursday for an urgent presidential clean-up mission.

    He had to do something about the Democrat Party’s mess on crime as the November mid-term elections approach. So Biden decided to make a speech and gaslight the nation.

    It oozed sincerity. And if there’s one thing he can do, it’s to ooze sincerity. But a critical component was missing. It was a simple thing really, but vitally important to a president who reportedly loves dogs.

    It was as if Biden forgot the plastic bag that most of us take with us when we walk our dogs.

    And the president just left it there.

    Biden's (and by extension, the Democrat Party's) efforts on street violence has been not only a dunsel, but the efforts have actually made the problem worse..

    I mean, what result would anyone who is logical and rational expect when the Democrat Party... AS a PARTY.. went on a hysterical and violent bender in their furtherance of their DEFUND, DEMONIZE, DEMORALIZE THE POLICE agenda...

    I mean, honestly.. What did Democrats EXPECT would happen??

    Did Democrats HONESTLY believe that, with LEOs cowed and trussed up, handcuffed by the very people the LEOs were sworn to protect... Did Democrats HONESTLY believe that the hardcases and criminals and scumbags would miraculously quit their criminal ways when their never ending foe, the LEOs, were gutted???

    Is THAT really what Democrats thought would happen???


  60. [60] 
    Michale wrote:

    The Democrats are now in agony over crime, from their support of Black Lives Matter rioters who were quite useful leading up to the 2020 elections, to their war on cops, and their defund-the-police push. And all that led to the elections of a number of soft-on-crime rogue Democrat prosecutors of the left, in the big cities across America that are now suffering crime spikes.

    “Mayor Adams,” said the president addressing New York Mayor Eric Adams after the shootings and killings of police officers rocked the city, “you and I agree, the answer is not to abandon our streets. The answer is to come together, police in communities building trust and making us all safer. The answer is not to defund the police. It’s to give you the tools, the training, the funding, to be partners, to be protectors.”

    He talked of federal efforts, yes, but federal authority isn’t on the front line of crime. Biden is responsible for an American border he refuses to protect, and he may be blundering us into war to protect Ukraine’s borders a world away. But presidents aren’t mayors or prosecutors who are elected by local communities to set the tone on what they will tolerate and what they won’t.

    Biden has NO PROBLEM sending US troops to guard another country's border...

    Yet, Biden refuses to guard our OWN border??

    And why?? Because Biden and the Democrats know that they NEED those tens of millions of illegal immigrants to vote in the coming elections..

  61. [61] 
    Michale wrote:

    That part about Biden not being in favor of defunding police was important to him, so his wordsmiths made certain it was there. But what was missing from the president’s speech?

    I read the White House transcript, and watched Biden’s speech. And yes, the important part was nowhere in his blah-blah-blah about “ghost guns” and the need for the feds to cooperate with locals on gun trafficking between states. Democrats have a crime mantra, “gun violence” to avoid mentioning street gang violence. There are many guns in the suburbs, especially now, and suburbanites aren’t slaughtering each other.

    Like an old dry cork, President Biden bobs along on currents formed by the left wing of the Democratic Party. The hard left calls the shots on policy. And polling data shows Americans are deeply concerned about the anarchy and chaos of crime, as city after city breaks records for murders, shootings and carjacking. For far too long, Biden was silent on the growing chaos in cities, hiding in his basement, as public order came under political and physical attack by Democrat thought leaders. And cities were torn apart, businesses were looted and burned in those “mostly peaceful” Black Lives Matter riots.

    Biden rose hiding in one's basement to an art form...

    Of course Biden SAYS he is against defunding the police.. NOW he says it..

    But, while STILL being for defunding police, Biden ALSO supports no bail policies and Biden supports reducing violent felonies to erstwhile low end misdemeanors...

    ALL of that comes under the DEMORALIZE part of Democrats' DEFUND, DEMORALIZE, DEMONIZE THE POLICE policies...

  62. [62] 
    Michale wrote:

    Back then the Democrat slogan was “silence equals consent.”

    Now they hope corrupt corporate media will be silent about what Democrats did and did not do on crime. But Americans aren’t likely to forget by November, and so the president rushed to New York to declare his support for law-enforcement. It was nothing but a dog and pony show, the blah-blah-blah of a politician protecting a vulnerable flank.

    Oh, make no mistake.. Democrats are STILL all about SILENCE GIVES ASSENT....

    Which is why no one here can respond to my comments..

    Because the accompanying facts only allow for ONE logical and rational response..




    Well, I guess that's THREE logical and rational responses.. :D But the all amount to the same thing..

    No one here can argue the facts so the facts stand...

  63. [63] 
    Michale wrote:

    Wait for it.. Wait for it... Listen... Wait for it....

    Except for one thing that was missing from the president’s speech.

    For years I’ve been telling you to look for what’s not mentioned in the approved media narrative, to listen for what is not said, to strain your ears for any sound from that dog that didn’t bark; to look in the negative spaces surrounding the political actors dancing on stage. It is that negative space and those things left unsaid that tell you some of what you need to know.

    So, what was missing from the president’s speech?

    Local prosecutors.

    DING!! DING!!! DING!!!! DING!!!!

    THERE is the current Democrat policy..

    It's part and parcel to the DEMORALIZE portion of Democrats' DEFUND, DEMORALIZE, DEMONIZE THE POLICE policy...

  64. [64] 
    Michale wrote:

    If he had talked in any detail of the work done by local prosecutors, he’d have had to remind Americans about all those George Soros backed Democrat prosecutors, from New York to Chicago to San Francisco and elsewhere. The woke among them reject criminal law as written by state legislatures. They make their own law, their Social Justice Warrior law, which feeds the anarchy in the big cities.

    That’s why Biden’s dog wouldn’t bark. It would have hurt his Democratic Party allies. So his handlers muzzled that dog. Joe didn’t even bring a bag. He just turned on his heel and walked away. Biden’s pet pundits won’t mention what he avoided, because Democrats won’t talk of crime.

    But Americans who are most concerned about crime won’t ignore it. They can’t afford to ignore it. They’ll remember in November.

    This is exactly why Democrats are going to be completely creamed in November..

    Because the American people will not forget that it was Demcorat's cop-hating policies that got us to this explosion of violent crimes we are experiencing today...

    Democrats are toast...

  65. [65] 
    Michale wrote:

    Biden did not mention newly elected Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who has moved to drop armed robbery to a misdemeanor. He didn’t mention Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx who has dropped more cases than her predecessor, and who decriminalized shoplifting, incentivizing the smash-and-grab gangs that destroy businesses and frighten customers from prime shopping districts.

    The president didn’t mention the election of Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, or rogue left-wing San Francisco prosecutor Chesa Boudin, whose parents were convicted cop killers, and who was raised by terrorists in Chicago, albeit former Weather Underground terrorists with supreme Chicago Way political connections. They helped launch Barack Obama’s political career in Chicago.

    Democrats would rather avoid the cause of the growing sense of lawlessness. They become quite angry if you mention that sense of lawlessness in connection with Soros, and their allies in media may defame dissidents who dare mention Soros and prosecutors. I know. I dared. It’s one one reason that I’m now free, writing for my own site here at

    Democrats just love to attack the messenger when said messenger brings news that Democrats don't like..

    We see that here in Weigantia™ all the time.. :D

  66. [66] 
    Michale wrote:

    A few years ago in Chicago, Biden’s old boss, then President Barack Obama addressed the nation’s police chiefs. He talked smoothly about wanting to help police do their jobs. But he wouldn’t say three words that every cop wanted to hear:

    Mandatory minimum sentencing.

    That would have cost Democrat votes, so Obama didn’t mention it.

    And on Thursday in New York, the same avoidance. Biden just could not speak the three words causing great American cities to suffer, or draw attention to what we all can see, even though Democrats are responsible for those three words and will pay the price in November.

    What are those three words?

    Woke Rogue Prosecutors.

    You see, this isn't a new conundrum for Democrats..

    Democrats have been anti-Cop for DECADES....

    What IS new is that the American people are finally waking up and finally coming to grips with the FACT that it is Democrat policies and Democrat policies ONLY that has brought us to this point..

    And Democrats are going to pay the price this coming November...

  67. [67] 
    Michale wrote:

    Opting Out of Whiteness
    For decades, immigrants fought to be considered white. Now that trend is reversing.

    First, being white is often equated with being uncultured, boring, and privileged. Mona Chalabi, a British writer of Iraqi descent who works for The Guardian, writes that being white “feels like an absence: an absence of color, an absence of food that is ‘different’ and an absence of a mum who pronounces your name differently from the way your friends do.” There are plenty of examples of such condescension towards white people.

    Second, being considered a minority comes with social and professional benefits. When applying for jobs, universities, scholarships, grants, or any number of career opportunities, non-white applicants are often given a leg up in the name of equity and diversity. Some who want their ethnic group to be considered a minority hope it will lead to newfound professional advantages.

    It’s unsurprising, given these incentives, that many people don’t want to be counted as white.

    It's why Fauxchohantas wanted to be native American....

    But when the FACTS finally came out, she was only 1,024th native American...

    *I* have more native American that Warren has... :eyeroll:

    Ya'all know what Democrats remind me of??

    Ya'all remember that old 80s movie SOUL MAN with C Thomas Howell???

    Of course such a movie could NEVER be made today, but it was a pretty hilarious movie in it's time... I highly recommend it..

    For those who DID see the movie, you remember that ditzy blonde who was doing C Thomas because he was "black"...

    "Yunno, I don't think there is 'white' or 'black'... All I see is shades of gray..."

    Really ditzy stuff..

    Towards the end of the movie everyone ***SPOILER ALERT*** finds out that C Thomas is not black, but white...

    So, at the end, this ditzy blonde hooks up with a native American guy....

    "Yunno, I don't think there is 'white' or 'red'... All I see is shades of pink..."

    Democrats are that ditzy blonde.. They use race to get what they want.. In the ditzy blonde's case, she wanted to get boned by men of different races...

    Democrats want to bone the country using people of different races to do so...

  68. [68] 
    Michale wrote:

    The Nasty Double Standards That Make This SCOTUS Nomination So Toxic

    Republican Sen. Roger Wicker wants to howl about “affirmative action.” And Republican Sen. Ted Cruz wants to cry about “offensiveness.” That’s a shame. There’s a lot to be learned from so much of what is new about this slate of potential nominees. By lumping the whole class of women into a category that has somehow been deemed “lesser” to so many critics, we’ve both essentialized and lost all the really remarkable differences. We’ve also presumptively pitted them all against each other in ways that also flattens their unique gifts and pathways.

    As usual, Democrats completely miss the point of all this..

    Since the do it so often and so thoroughly, one must assume they are doing it on purpose..

    If they are doing it by accident, that just makes it all the more sad..

    NO ONE is saying that, just because it's a black woman, that there CAN'T be competence..

    All RATIONAL NON-RACIST people are saying is that, if you limit your search to just TWO PERCENT of the availability pool, then the statistical probabilities of you getting a quality candidate are virtually NIL...

    Let me put it another way..

    Let's say you want to choose a quality SCOTUS candidate and you have the ENTIRE US POPULATION to choose from..

    But you limit your choice for a *QUALITY* SCOTUS candidate to just red head women...

    You have effectively limited your choice for a *QUALITY* SCOTUS candidate to just 1.6% of the US population....

    WHY would anyone do such a boneheaded thing???

    What kind of utter MORON would limit the search in such a manner???

  69. [69] 
    Michale wrote:

    How China’s Growing Clout Led Hollywood to Look for a New Villain
    When MGM started work on a reboot of ‘Red Dawn,’ China was the obvious aggressor. By the time the movie was shot, that decision represented political suicide.

    Hollywood is Anti-America and has no balls...

  70. [70] 
    Michale wrote:

    Calmes: Democrats can do more, and take credit for more, before the midterms

    This author's opinion is to make Joe Manchin President and let Manchin run things.. :D

    The idea is intriguing...

    But one thing is preventing it from becoming reality..

    The ego of the Democrat Party..

    They simply cannot admit that it's their Anti-America policies is the cause of their misfortune..

    In that, Democrats are like Palestinians.. Their own worst enemies..

    They never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity..

  71. [71] 
    Michale wrote:

    But it IS a very interesting notion..

    Make Joe Manchin President and make Sinema Vice President...

    I have to say... Under those circumstances, I would not dismiss a Democrat Administration out of hand...

  72. [72] 
    Michale wrote:

    Democrats Are Responsible for the War on Cops

    They have pushed the idea that criminals are the victims.

    war on cops is brewing across the country, and the Democrat Party is directly responsible for aiding and abetting it. They can deny it all they want, but they have blood on their hands.

    Following George Floyd’s death in 2020, calls by Democrat politicians to defund or “reimagine” the police, in conjunction with soft-on-crime district attorneys, have led to a massive increase in homicides as well as an all-out assault on police officers.

    According to the National Fraternal Order of Police, 2021 was one of the deadliest years for police officers. A total of 346 officers were shot last year, resulting in 63 deaths, a 55 percent increase from 2020. The number of officers involved in ambush-style attacks ?also increased by 115 percent in 2021 compared to 2020. In total, 130 officers were shot in 103 ambush attacks last year.

    If the first month of 2022 is any indication, these trends show no sign of improving. At least 24 police officers were shot in January.

    And to think there are actually STILL Democrats ({{cough}}{{cough, cough}} Russ & JM etc etc) who believe that there is no war on cops..

    STILL believe that Democrats don't have a DEFUND, DEMORALIZE, DEMONIZE THE POLICE agenda.. :eyeroll:

  73. [73] 
    Michale wrote:

    Two NYPD officers, Jason Rivera, 22, and Wilbert Mora, 27, were killed in January when a deranged man fired at them with a stolen Glock 45 after they responded to a 911 call in Harlem.

    Just two days later, an officer was shot in Washington, D.C., and four days after that, three more officers were shot in Houston. Fortunately, none of those officers’ injuries appear to be life-threatening.

    Thousands of NYPD officers and citizens flooded the streets of 5th Avenue to pay their respects to Rivera, a rookie cop who was honored with a funeral service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and posthumously promoted to Detective First Grade.

    In an emotional tribute, Rivera’s high-school sweetheart, Dominique Luzuriaga, made it clear that she believed radical progressive policies were directly responsible for her husband’s murder.

    “Although you won’t be here anymore, I want you to live through me. This system continues to fail us. We are not safe anymore, not even the members of the service,” Luzuriaga said. “I know you were tired of these laws, especially the ones from the new DA. I hope he’s watching you speak through me right now.”

    Luzuriaga was referring to Alvin Bragg, New York County’s first black district attorney, who is now facing backlash for his infamous “Day One” memo, in which he wrote a letter to his staff stating that his new policies “reflect both the need for fundamental reforms in the criminal legal system and the need for community safety. The two goals of justice and safety are not opposed to each other. They are inextricably linked. We deserve and demand both.”

    You see, it's NOT just the Democrat Party's attitude towards LEOs that is the problem here..

    It's ALSO the Party's pro-criminal anti-victim attitude that is causing problems..

    Democrats coddle criminals and re-victimizes the victim all over again..

    No bail... Reducing violent felonies to meaningless misdemeanors.

    It's all part and parcel to the Democrat Party and it's anti-America policies...

    As a direct result???

    Come November, Democrats are going to be relegated to Minority Party status for decades...

  74. [74] 
    Michale wrote:

    But Bragg seems to have an interesting understanding of what he considers to be “justice.” Apparently, he means “community safety” for criminals but not for victims.

    In his memo, Bragg promised to appoint an executive DA who would oversee new policies related to “alternatives to incarceration, reentry, and restorative justice.” He also promised to completely dissolve Manhattan’s Conviction Integrity Unit and replace it with a “Free the Wrongfully Convicted Unit.” He also pledged to disband the sex crimes unit entirely and replace it with a “survivor-centered, trauma informed” unit.

    Sensing a trend here? In Bragg’s warped reality, criminals are the victims of a supposedly unjust system.

    And that represents EXACTLY what is wrong with Democrats and their Party...

    They see racism everywhere and, in their warped minds, the ONLY "just" solution is MORE racism...

    It's what CRT teaches... That racism is PERFECTLY acceptable as a form of retribution against those that were racist in the distant pass..

    JL, I believe it was you who said a while ago that, since racism is defined as coming from only those with "power" that black people cannot be racist because they don't have any power..

    If I mis-attributed what you claim/meant, please feel free to correct the record...

    In any case, as we see today, black Americans have MORE power than they should.. SOLELY based on the color of their skin...

    Which is simply one more fact that proves that the Democrat Party is STILL the racist Party..

  75. [75] 
    Michale wrote:

    Bragg’s memo also stated that in almost all instances, fare evasion, trespassing, driving with a suspended license, traffic violations, prostitution, and resisting arrest should no longer be prosecuted. It remains unclear how exactly an officer is supposed to arrest a violent criminal who steals hundreds of dollars of merchandise from a store if resisting arrest is no longer a prosecutable offense. But apparently, Bragg seems to think that officers only enjoy arresting people for no apparent reason.

    A perfect example of how someone having more power than they should..

    This moron should NEVER have been elevated to the position he has...

  76. [76] 
    Michale wrote:

    Bragg also noted in the memo to his assistant DAs that they “must recognize that most gun violence is driven by a small number of people in a small geographic area, and not every person charged with possessing an illegal gun in New York City is a driver of violence.”

    By Bragg’s brazen standard, there would have no been need to classify the lunatic who shot and murdered two NYPD officers with a gun he obtained illegally as a “driver of violence.”

    Finally, Bragg noted in the memo that his office will “seek dispositions that avoid immigration consequences for all misdemeanors, and all felonies for which non-incarceratory outcomes are the presumptive outcome.” In other words, if a migrant illegally crosses our border and hops a turnstile to ride the subway while in possession of an illegal firearm, not only will they almost certainly not be deported, but there won’t be consequences of any kind.

    How’s that for justice?

    This is the Democrats' idea of "justice"...

    How ANY sane law abiding American can support Democrats is simply beyond my understanding...

  77. [77] 
    Michale wrote:

    Bragg’s profoundly stupid policies are by no means an outlier. Los Angeles County’s radical district attorney, George Gascón, has made eliminating cash bail his top priority, resulting in a 160 percent year-over-year increase in stolen freight train packages from Amazon, FedEx, and UPS. And in Philadelphia, the district attorney, Larry Krasner, is already on schedule to surpass last year’s record 559 homicides, with at least 38 murders already occurring this year.

    Will anything improve?

    Last week, Democrat New York City Mayor Eric Adams released a 15-page “Blueprint to End Gun Violence,” which entails bringing back the NYPD’s plainclothes anti-crime unit which the previous soft-on-crime mayor, Bill de Blasio, disbanded in 2020. That’s a good start, but it will take more than photo ops and platitudes for New Yorkers to actually feel safe again.

    The violent crime, lawlessness, and looting we’re seeing across the country is the direct result of the policies of far-left politicians who have repeatedly peddled the lie that police officers and our criminal justice system are systematically racist.

    No amount of revisionist history can change that fact.

    The moron, Bragg is not an isolated case..

    EVERYWHERE there are moronic Democrat Progressives....

    "Is there another kind??"
    -Colonel Nathan R Jessup, A FEW GOOD MEN

    ..... there are these utterly moronic policies and huge explosions of violent crime and attacks on LEOs...

  78. [78] 
    Michale wrote:

    'Dismantling Democracy' to save it:

    How Democrats rediscovered the joys of rigging elections

    "Voters should choose their representatives — not the other way around." With those words late Friday night, President Biden celebrated a decision by North Carolina’s supreme court rejecting new state legislative districts that favored Republicans. The ruling was used to support Biden's past portrayals of Republicans as the enemies of democracy, including their use of gerrymandering.

    Biden is not alone. Former President Obama condemned Republican gerrymandering efforts as threatening democracy. The liberal Brennan Center has declared that "gerrymandering is deeply undemocratic." Liberal commentators insist the choice is simple: "It’s restricting gerrymandering or being complicit in the dismantling of democracy.”

    Biden was careful to keep his focus on North Carolina in stating that "for too long, partisan gerrymandering has allowed politicians to rig the political process and draw districts in their favor." Indeed, it required an impressive act of myopia to avoid noting that Democrats have engaged in raw gerrymandering in various states, too. But the North Carolina decision could seriously undermine Democratic plans in other states to rig elections and gain seats in Congress.

    When Republicans do it, Democrats call it "Gerrymandering"..

    When Democrats do it, Democrats call it "Redistricting"...


  79. [79] 
    Michale wrote:

    For example, in New York Democrats want to add four new seats through gerrymandering, to try to retain control of the U.S. House. One district is designed to guarantee the reelection of Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which has held hearings on the evil of — you guessed it — gerrymandering.

    Gerrymandering is to politics what doping is to sports. It is universally viewed as a cheat, an effort to manipulate districts to guarantee electoral victories. Drafting coherent districts evenly and logically to divide populations is not particularly difficult. School districts usually are designed to evenly distribute populations with schools as center points; those school districts often serve as voting locations. Once you depart from such logical divisions, however, political pressures produce a grotesque progeny of malformed districts.

    The Nadler district would make Elbridge Gerry blush. In 1812, Gerry — a Founding Father, vice president and governor of Massachusetts — signed off on a district designed to guarantee a seat for the precursor of today's Democratic Party. The district resembled a salamander, so the Boston Gazette deemed it the “Gerry-mander.”

    The stench of hypocrisy from the Democrat Party is over-whelming...

    Again, I have to marvel how ANY sane intelligent American can support the Democrat Party..

    It's simply mind-boggling...

  80. [80] 
    Michale wrote:

    Nevertheless, President Biden and Democrats like Nadler are seeking to take control over state election laws in the name of democracy. It does not matter if they are using the same anti-democratic measures as they accuse Republicans of wielding, because their motivations are purportedly pure even if their means manifestly are not.

    There will be challenges this year to gerrymandered districts by both parties. While the Supreme Court said in 2019 that political gerrymandering is constitutional in Rucho v. Common Cause, such changes can be struck down when they result in the dilution or suppression of minority voters. The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on one such race-based challenge to new districts in Alabama. A similar challenge in Illinois failed despite districts that rival Nadler's in fantastical, illogical shapes to gain Democratic seats.

    Thanx to Sinema and Manchin Democrats failed in their attempt to unconstitutionally federalize State elections...

  81. [81] 
    Michale wrote:

    Someone remind me again how the Democrat Party is NOT the Cop-Hating Party..????

    California substitute teacher berates teen for supporting 'confederacy' over pro-police mask

    The teacher argued the thin blue line flag is 'not American'

    A substitute teacher in California was caught on camera lashing out at a 13-year-old student wearing a pro-police thin blue line face mask, saying it’s the new version of the Confederate flag.

    "That’s not the American flag, that’s the new confederacy flag," the substitute teacher said in the video to a student at Lyman Gilmore Middle School in Grass Valley.

    Lucas Lillar, 13, was wearing a thin blue line face mask last Monday in a math class when the "unprovoked" verbal altercation unfolded. His father and stepmother are both in law enforcement and Lillar often wears the face mask.

    I seem to have forgotten, what with all the FACTS that prove otherwise.... :eyeroll:

  82. [82] 
    Michale wrote:

    Stacey Abrams receives backlash for posing maskless with room full of young masked children
    'Mask hypocrisy is practically a status symbol now,' National Review's Rich Lowry tweeted

    Hypocrisy.. Not a Democrat bug... A feature..

  83. [83] 
    Michale wrote:

    In so many ways, this picture embodies the elitism, arrogance, cruelty, science denial, and glib authoritarianism of Joe Biden’s Democrat Party.

  84. [84] 
    Michale wrote:

    Aww right.. Back to more REACHER...

    "I'm not a vagrant... I'm a hobo.."

    It's safe now.. Die hard Democrats who don't want to listen to FACTS can come out now.. :D

  85. [85] 
    Michale wrote:



    Let's just right into it, shall we?? :D

    AOC heading to Texas to campaign against Democratic colleague

    Jessica Cisneros is looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Henry Cuellar

    I just love reading about Democrats eating their own.. :D

    It warms the cockles of m' heart... :D

  86. [86] 
    Michale wrote:

    Spotify won't be 'silencing' Joe Rogan amid controversy: CEO

    The statement comes as many people are calling on the platform to censor Rogan

    Sorry, Democrats....

    Yer hit job on Joe Rogan didn't work.. He is still the number one draw at Spotify and ya'all hate-filled and bigoted Democrats can go pound salt.. :D

  87. [87] 
    Michale wrote:

    Speaking of Joe Rogan...

    We have a double Whammy for ya'all this morning..

    From the ONLY Official Weigantian™ Acceptable UnBiased and Objective News Source, Real Clear...

    And from Glenn Greenwald, who USED to be the Democrat Poster Child for "truth" and justice... That was until GG maintained his integrity and started calling out Democrats for their blatant Hypocrisy...

    Hypocrisy.. Not a Democrat program bug. It's a feature.

    Glenn Greenwald: The Media Are Making Their Targets Stronger Because They Fail At Attacking Them

    "To justify their efforts to pressure Spotify to remove Joe Rogan, employees of media corporations claim to be deeply concerned by the "disinformation" he is spreading. Yet nobody spreads disinformation more aggressively, destructively or recklessly than these media corporations, strongly suggesting some different motive in wanting Rogan silenced."
    -Glenn Greenwald

    Look how much trouble CNN is in....

    Democrat Water Carriers are failing and losing all over the place!! :D

    It's truly a joyous sight to behold... :D

  88. [88] 
    Michale wrote:

    The Left Is Weaponizing 'Misinformation' to Silence Dissent

    Just as you thought the 2020s couldn't get any more dystopian, we are now witnessing the enthusiastic embrace of corporate censorship by the Left in the name of combatting the nebulous scourge of "misinformation." Joe Rogan, the most popular podcaster in the English language, has found himself at the center of a firestorm of progressive ire, from scientists to celebrities to rock legends to White House spokespersons acting in their official capacity, all for the crime of allegedly spreading dangerous misinformation and endangering public health.

    This absurd pushback is not new; progressives and outraged "experts" have been anxiety ridden for years over the prominence of Rogan's podcast and its wild success. But the straw that broke the camel's back has been Rogan's open skepticism about official COVID narratives. This skepticism has pushed liberal establishment outrage to such a fevered pitch that that it provoked White House press secretary Jen Psaki to urge Spotify, the platform that hosts Rogan's podcast, to "do more" to combat COVID misinformation on the platform.

    Labeling skepticism about official narratives "misinformation" is steadily becoming the liberal establishment's favored tool to silence and defame dissenting perspectives. The term "misinformation" is often employed with such reckless abandon that one need not actually spread malicious falsehoods to be assailed by it. Thus, a comedian like Rogan, who makes no claim to intellectual authority or expertise, is now at the center of this ridiculous controversy.

    Democrats are simply falling all over themselves trying to silence dissent with HUGE disinformation and outright bullshit campaigns...

    And, what's so great, is that they are FAILING over and over again and making the subjects of their attacks EVEN STRONGER!!!

    So, Democrats are on their demise and Democrats are accelerating that demise by trying to silence those that Democrats believe are not worthy of listening too... Thereby making MORE Americans want to listen to those people that Democrats are trying to silence!!

    Anyone read the Trek book ISHMAEL?? It's a Time Travel book that puts Spock in the 1800s in Seattle, WA..

    Basically the Klingons tried to go back in time to fuck with the earth by killing an earthman of the period who was instrumental in helping President Grant stop an alien invasion at the time.. But Spock was transported back in time with the Klingons and met up with that man and helped that man survive.. In doing so, Spock introduced the man to the future and how there are menacing aliens out there which, in turn, led the man to advise President Grant to resist the subsequent invasion by a race called the Karsid, which were the precursors to the Klingons.. (as an aside... Klingon??? Clinton??? Coincidence??? hmmmmmmmm)

    In any case, by their OWN actions, the Klingons brought about the VERY events they were trying to prevent!!

    Which is EXACTLY what Democrats are doing today....

    By trying, and FAILING, to stop these viral media and social platforms, they make those viral media and social platforms even MORE popular!

    The Ishmael Effect!!

    I love it!!! :D

  89. [89] 
    Michale wrote:

    COVID has pushed this penchant to another level. Just a year ago, it was considered treasonous heresy and even "racist" to question the narrative pushed by the liberal establishment that the coronavirus has zoonotic origins. The "lab leak" theory was considered beyond the pale—though now, just one year later, it is the consensus view of COVID-19's likely origins.

    Simply another indication that the Democrats' grip on the narrative is slipping..

    The FACTS are coming out and exposing all the hysterical fear mongering and science-less BS that Democrats pushed during the pandemic...

    And all of this is coming out in a drip drip drip manner that will STILL be happening in the run up to November..

    GUARANTEEING a Democrat slaughter in the mid-terms..

    I mean.. Honestly... What's not to love??? :D

  90. [90] 
    Michale wrote:

    Last year, openly questioning the usefulness of cloth masks was shut down by the liberal mainstream—yet now the CDC has cast doubt on their utility. The list goes on: Corporate liberal media browbeat the population into accepting the notion that vaccination curbs transmission of the virus—but in the past year, we have seen this claim repeatedly proven false, with spiking cases even among those who received the booster.

    It is utterly hypocritical for establishment liberals to accuse skeptics and dissenters of willfully spreading malicious "misinformation" and call for unconstitutional censorship of their perspectives when their own "facts" have been shown time and again to be fungible

    drip.... drip.... drip.....

    Democrats are losing the war drip by drip by drip by drip...

    Their own actions are bringing about their own demise!! :D

    LOVE IT!!!

  91. [91] 
    Michale wrote:

    The Joe Rogan/Spotify controversy is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to coercing private platforms to appeal more directly to the establishment's agenda under the guise of "combating misinformation." Last year, Substack came under fire for similar reasons, with accusations levied at the platform of profiting off and creating a safe haven for "dangerous ideas and misinformation." Substack's vice president of communications, Lulu Cheng Meservey, responded aptly that "if everyone who has ever been wrong about this pandemic were silenced, there would be no one left talking about it at all."

    This bears repeating again and again and again..

    "if everyone who has ever been wrong about this pandemic were silenced, there would be no one left talking about it at all."

    Fine... You Democrats want to silence ANYONE who has ever been wrong about the pandemic??


    As with racism and hate and bigotry???

    Clean up your OWN house first!!!!

  92. [92] 
    Michale wrote:

    Lulu Cheng Meservey perfectly summed up the major contradiction in the liberal wing's crusade to attack alleged spreaders of misinformation while conveniently ignoring their own mistakes.

    The trend of the political, liberal establishment coercing platforms to censor private individuals who contravene its narrative and damage its reputation is not only unconstitutional when it involves government actors; it's corrosive to all forms of dissent. This trend transcends political lines and affiliations and can impede anyone's ability to engage in the dialogue that holds those in power accountable.

    And yet, these disturbing calls for corporate censorship and government overreach are sadly becoming the norm on the Left. A recent Pew Research Center poll showed that 65 percent of liberals believe the U.S. government should take steps to restrict false information online, even if it restricts freedom of information, and a whopping 67 percent of liberals believe tech companies should take steps to restrict false information online, even if it limits freedom of information.

    "Will no one rid me of these troublesome FACTS!!!"

    Democrats are ALL about tolerance and acceptance of ideas...

    EXCEPT when that includes tolerating and accepting ideas that go against Democrat orthodoxy...

    THEN it becomes "OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!"

    Hypocrisy.. Not a Democrat programming bug. It's a feature.

    The blatant and ongoing hypocrisy is nauseating... Made more so by the fact that Democrats don't even SEE it...

    To Democrats, hypocrisy is as natural as breathing....

  93. [93] 
    Michale wrote:

    In other words, the majority of the so-called Left of the American public are inclined to support corporate censorship despite it being glaringly in contradiction with the liberal values they espouse.

    Which simply proves beyond ANY doubt that Democrats ONLY care about their ideology...

    And nothing else...

  94. [94] 
    Michale wrote:

    If someone as prominent and successful as Joe Rogan can fall prey to this kind of malicious witch hunt, what does that mean for those with less power?

    The mounting pressure on Spotify to remove The Joe Rogan Experience is indicative of a much more malignant trend that is attempting to corral all dissent into a digital gulag, while the official narrative remains untouched and unchallenged by divergent perspectives. No matter what your political perspective may be, nobody is safe when the "basket of deplorables" is ever expanding.

    That's what Democrats don't realize about the here and now..

    They have awakened SO many different factions of Americans that are ALL aligning together against the Democrats and their Anti-America agenda...

  95. [95] 
    Michale wrote:

    “Until 1981, this powerful body, the Supreme Court, was all white men. Imagine. America wasn’t all white men in 1981, or ever. Under President Biden and this Senate majority, we’re taking historic steps to make the courts look more like the country they serve.”
    -Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer

    Uh.. Chucky???

    Thurgood Marshall spent 24 years as a Supreme Court Justice after being nominated in 1967...

    What IS it about Democrats that they are so ignorant???

    Chucky's ignorance is compounded by the fact that it was 1991, not 1981, when the SECOND black American Clarence Thomas ascended to the SCOTUS as a Justice..

    And that SECOND black American was nominated by a Republican...

    So, no matter how you wanna spin Chucky's ignorant spiel...

    It's all pure bupkis....

  96. [96] 
    Michale wrote:

    When I got up this morning, I was surprised there were no comments after mine from last night..

    I just realized WHY I was surprised...

    No music night, Liz???

  97. [97] 
    Michale wrote:

    "Mask rules are for thee... NOT for me.."
    -The Democrat Party

    Hypocrisy.. Not a Democrat program bug. It's a feature.

  98. [98] 
    Michale wrote:

    And more from Real Clear...

    Reading, Writing and Gender Bending

    Here's what I don't get about Democrats..

    They claim that they are ALL about science...

    Yet, they IGNORE the biological FACT that there are only 2 genders..

    According to Democrat Facebook, there are 56 genders...

    So, how can Democrats be ALL about science when they believe that gender is a "state of mind" and not a biological fact???

    *EVERYTHING* about the Democrat Party is a contradiction between what they say and what they do...

    Why is that??

  99. [99] 
    Michale wrote:

    CNN's collapse is now complete

    But two years later, the move to insert heavy doses of partisan opinion into its news reports only accelerated when former President Trump — a Zucker hire at NBC for "The Apprentice" — jumped in to the 2016 presidential race. At first, CNN bear-hugged Trump's every move. (Hillary Clinton's giving a speech somewhere? Screw it. Let's show an empty Trump podium with chyrons stating "Trump to speak soon" instead.) The real estate mogul's 17 Republican challengers never had a shot; Trump blotted out the sun in terms of media coverage ?on his way to winning the nomination.

    At that point, Zucker and CNN began to worry. Because while it was a ratings boon for the network to make Trump the centerpiece, there was growing concern that the guy could actually beat Hillary and become the nation's 45th president. So Zucker unleashed the hounds, but it was too late. Trump would go on to shock the world in November 2016.

    As with DRUDGE REPORT, President Trump singlehandedly brought down CNN.. :D

    And, in BOTH CASES, it could not happen to a more deserving news source...

  100. [100] 
    Michale wrote:

    But as much as CNN tried to resurrect its lead character — who was banned from social media and largely off the grid for the year — his absence ?clearly showed the network was a one-trick partisan pony. Ratings fell 90 percent overall when comparing January 2021 to January 2022. That’s hard to do.

    President Trump bitch-slapped CNN to the ground!!! :D

  101. [101] 
    Michale wrote:

    Moving forward, what's next for CNN when the company falls under the Discovery Channel umbrella later this year? Let's hear from its soon-to-be largest shareholder, John Malone of Liberty Media.


    CNN is going to be relegated to being UNDER the Discovery Channel!! :D

    That's like Fox News being relegated to being under Sesame Street!!

    "Oh how the mighty have fallen.."

    Ya really have to appreciate the humor of all this..

    On EVERY front, Democrats are losing... losing... losing!!


  102. [102] 
    Michale wrote:

    The collapse of CNN is now complete: 9 out of 10 viewers, gone. Its top-rated anchor, ?Chris Cuomo, gone. Its network president, gone. Its integrity in shambles.

    ?Oh, and new management coming in that is signaling big-time changes ... changes that may bring CNN back to the proud network it once was before Jeff Zucker destroyed it.

    If CNN really wants to pick itself off the ground, it should attach itself to President Trump's bandwagon...

    President Trump is going to be with us for a long LONG time and CNN could bring itself back to it's former glory if they worked WITH President Trump..

  103. [103] 
    Michale wrote:

    Now let's take a stroll up to our Northern neighbor... :D

    Thousands protest vaccine mandates in Canada, further fraying nerves

    TORONTO/OTTAWA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Thousands of people demonstrated in Canadian cities, including the financial hub Toronto, on Saturday as mostly peaceful but noisy protests against vaccine mandates spread from Ottawa, the capital.

    The "Freedom Convoy" began as a movement against a Canadian vaccine requirement for cross-border truckers, but has turned into a rallying point against public health measures and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government.

    “We're all sick and tired of the mandates, of the intimidation, of living in one big prison,” said Robert, a Toronto protester who did not give his last name. "We just want to go back to normal without having to take into our veins the poison which they call vaccines.”

    Care to throw in on this, Liz???

    It seems that it's not only the US where the facts are coming out and people are sick and tired of the authoritarian gestapo-esque tactics at work here...

  104. [104] 
    Michale wrote:

    One man rode through the area on horseback, carrying a Trump flag, social media videos showed. Former U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken out in support of the truckers against "the harsh policies of far-left lunatic Justin Trudeau who has destroyed Canada with insane COVID mandates."

    Looks like Canada has a sizable President Trump support group as well! :D

    Of course.. Lovers of freedom are NOT restricted solely to the US...

  105. [105] 
    Michale wrote:

    On Thursday, Prime Minister Trudeau said his government had so far ruled out using the military to clear out protesters.

    According to the BBC, he said: "One has to be very, very cautious before deploying military in situations engaging Canadians."

    Who would have thunked that a LEFT WING Canadian government would rely on fascist tactics to clear out righteous protesters???

    Only those with more than 2 brain cells to rub together.. :eyeroll:

    "Protests are for ME and not for thee.."
    -Left Wing fascists...

  106. [106] 
    Michale wrote:

    GOP Lawmakers, Parents Push for Greater School Transparency

    Bills seek broader access to class materials; many would bar teaching about issues such as critical race theory and penalize violations

    Lawmakers in at least a dozen states are backing bills meant to increase transparency around school curricula, the next iteration of movements under way to bar teachers from promoting concepts perceived as divisive.

    The bills, introduced by Republican legislators, would in some states allow taxpayers to sit in on classes or make staff professional development sessions open to members of the public.

    For instance, a bill pending in the Indiana legislature would require school officials to post detailed information about instructional material and fulfill parental requests for certain material within 30 days. It also would require school officials to create parent-led curricular advisory committees, among other provisions.

    “I, as a parent, should be able to see exactly what they’re reading, the kind of questions they’re being asked,” said Kara Cecil, an assistant professor of public health who has three children, ages 9, 11 and 14, in suburban Indianapolis schools.

    Yes.. Yes!!! And again!! YES!!!

    This is EXACTLY what is needed.. More transparency as to what Democrat led schools are teaching our children..

    One has to wonder WHY Democrats oppose this transparency..

    WHY Democrats are afraid to have parents know what their kids are being taught...

    As we saw happen at that Clay County school, we know why..

    Because Democrats are forcing fact-less unscientific ideologically based crap down our children's throats..

    THAT is why Democrats are afraid of transparency...

  107. [107] 
    Michale wrote:

    Critics of the provisions say they are likely to intimidate teachers and add to confusion. The latest batch of bills would increase pressure unnecessarily on beleaguered teachers, said Jonathan Friedman, director of free expression and education at PEN America, a left-leaning nonprofit that advocates for free speech. “Any parent who wants to know what their children are learning can do so without this invasive level of scrutiny,” he said.

    Lemme ask....

    How is forcing teachers to adhere to FACTS and FACTS ALONE increasing a teacher's workload??

    How is saying, "I want to know what you are teaching my child" a form of intimidation??

    WHY are teachers confused by transparency???

    If a teacher is above board and truly believe they are morally and ethically right in what they teach, why is this teacher AFRAID of public scrutiny??

    Teachers are afraid because they KNOW they are teaching ideological BS and they don't want this brought out into the light of public scrutiny..

    That's the ONLY logical and rational conclusion that fits the facts..

    Don't get me wrong.. I am sure there are great teachers out there.. Our own JL is a perfect example..

    But these ideological-obsessed gives all good teachers a bad name..

  108. [108] 
    Michale wrote:

    Interesting article here..

    The Covid Policy That Really Mattered Wasn’t a Policy

    I won't bore everyone with the whole content.. It's the NY Grime after all..

    But it's conclusion that trust in government and trust in fellow citizens was key to preventing the COVID tragedies is very interesting..

    It comes down to one single thing..

    How Democrats politicized the pandemic and the science...

    THAT is the worst aspect of the COVID Pandemic..

    We know from the facts that Joe Biden and Headboard Harris are the parents of vaccine hesitancy..

    And they sired the child SOLEY based on their PTDS.. President Trump Derangement Syndrome...

    THIS is exactly why the COVID pandemic was made so much worse.. COVID was, at worst, a once a decade pandemic..

    It was the Democrats who politicized every aspect of the COVID response that made this particular pandemic seem like a once a century pandemic...

    Biden and Harris and Democrats have the lion's share of the blame for how bad COVID was..

    The facts are well-documented and conclusive and the conclusion is inescapable...

  109. [109] 
    Michale wrote:

    The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta Warns Brian Stelter: ‘I Would Be Nervous’ if I Was At CNN Following Zucker’s Ouster

    Auletta continued by mentioning John Malone, billionaire media mogul, who holds stake in the merger, “Ted Turner considered John Malone his top investor and advocate, so he felt that John Malone was actually behind him and behind the newscast that CNN had created.”

    “Now, Malone has since criticized CNN for too much advocacy, too much commentary, too little reporting from the world,” stated Auletta, invoking Malone’s recent criticism of the network.

    Auletta somewhat agreed with Malone saying, “There’s some merit to that. I mean, CNN had always talked about how we cover the world like no one else…Well, they don’t do it.”

    And therein lies the EXACT problem with CNN..

    They have forsworn covering hard news and hard facts and went with being an Activist Source, not a NEWS Source..

    In a way, it mirrors the Democrat view on science..

    Democrat "science" is nothing but poorly disguised activism...

    Democrat "news" is nothing but poorly disguised activism...

  110. [110] 
    Michale wrote:

    OK, so there are some people here who REALLY believe that there was NO DEFUND, DEMORALIZE, DEMONIZE THE POLICE policies by the Democrat Party..

    How Democrats went from defund to refund the police

    As crime rates rise ahead of the midterms, Black mayors of the nation's largest cities are leading the call to crack down on lawlessness.

    Then how does one explain the fact that some Democrat Mayors and such are "REVERSING" the policy???

    If the policy didn't exist, there would be no need to REVERSE the policy, right??

    How can one REVERSE a policy... how can one RE-FUND the Police if there was never a POLICY of DEFUND the police in the first place???

    "Anyone?? Anyone?? Beuhler???

  111. [111] 
    Michale wrote:

    Only 46 percent of Americans approved of Biden’s handling of crime in December, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll, while 56 percent of voters in a January Fox News survey said Republicans would do a better job on the issue.

    And there ya go....

  112. [112] 
    Michale wrote:

    “Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies have emboldened criminals in Democrat-run cities,” said Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel.

    The playing field has become so tilted toward conservatives on the issue that Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, has had some success trying to outflank his Democratic opponent on who supports the police most — even though his opponent, Rep. Val Demings, is herself a former police chief.

    Democrats, led by Biden, have begun focusing more on reining in crime in a progressive way.

    Claiming that the Democrat Party does not have a DEFUND, DEMORALIZE, DEMONIZE THE POLICE policy is the epitome of political spin and political ignorance...

    The ONLY possible claim that might have SOME basis in reality is that Democrats are trying to move AWAY from the DEFUND, DEMORALIZE, DEMONIZE THE POLICE policy..

    Even THAT is a stretch because, right now, it's ONLY a few high profile Democrats who are trying to pull away from albatross that is the DEFUND, DEMORALIZE, DEMONIZE THE POLICE policy...

    Those few who are the exceptions to the policy simply prove the rule of the policy...

    The Democrat Party is the the Party of DEFUND, DEMORALIZE, DEMONIZE THE POLICE policy....

    This fact is well documented..

  113. [113] 
    Michale wrote:

    Some Democrats privately acknowledge that law-and-order messaging still feels unnatural to some in the party, whose views and temperaments are more aligned with activists than officers.

    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has accused several Republican candidates of choosing "lawlessness over law and order” by tying them to the Jan. 6 insurrection. But a senior adviser to the group made headlines in conservative media for tweeting that “police ... are coordinating with journalists to falsely manufacture ‘crime waves'" and push "copaganda."

    Yea... :D Like those who claim the DEFUND, DEMORALIZE, DEMONIZE THE POLICE policy is a myth, these moron Democrats are trying to claim that the huge spikes in violent crime are nothing but "copaganda"...

    Yea... :eyeroll: Good luck that that, Dims..

    Gun laws have little hope of passing in Congress, of course. But Carville noted there’s always something Biden could dust off — the controversial 1994 crime bill he disowned as a "mistake" two years ago during the Democratic presidential primary.

    “You can say whatever you want about the crime bill, but from the time the crime bill was passed until 2019, there was a significant drop in crime,” Carville said. “Now, you can argue causation, but you can’t argue correlation.”

    WOULDN'T THAT be a hoot eh!!?? :D

    After Democrats forced Biden to dis-own the 1994 crime bill, Democrats would NOW be forced to EMBRACE the 1994 crime bill..


    How utterly hilarious is that!!! :D

  114. [114] 
    Michale wrote:

    Kingston police steal truckers gas cans in Ottawa at #freedomconvoy2022.

    This is just SAD!!

    What the frak is wrong with Canadian cops!!???

  115. [115] 
    Michale wrote:

    GoFundMe, now nixing Canadian trucker fundraiser, promoted Capitol Hill Occupied Protest appeal
    The fundraiser for the truckers was approaching $10 million

    "We now have evidence from law enforcement that the previously peaceful demonstration has become an occupation, with police reports of violence and other unlawful activity," a statement from GoFundMe said.

    However, despite its concern about "occupation," in 2020 the platform not only allowed, but also gave its backing on social media to a fundraiser for a farmer working in the left-wing Seattle protest which occupied a six-block downtown area.

    Scenes from Canada 'Freedom Convoy' protest.Video
    "In a community with no police, this farmer is feeding people & bringing them closer together," the tweet said with a link to the fundraiser. "Learn how you can support Marcus' mission within the CHOP"

    Get that??

    GoFundMe shut down the Canadian Truckers account because of alleged violence...

    Yet GoFrakU had NO PROBLEM with the Democrat Terrorist Group AntiFa and even actively supported and PROMOTED their illegal and terrorist activities..

    Proving once again, it's ALL about politics and ideology...

    I hope the GOP can succeed in shutting down GoFundMe..

    Hypocrisy.. Not a Democrat program bug. It's a feature.

  116. [116] 
    Mezzomamma wrote:

    All the information coming out about the would-be fake electors and the plans to deny legitimate slates of electors in favor of slates chosen by state politicians gives weight to the idea that the president should be chosen directly by popular vote and the Electoral College ended. Just tightening up the rules about January 6th isn't enough.

  117. [117] 
    Michale wrote:

    All the information coming out about the would-be fake electors and the plans to deny legitimate slates of electors in favor of slates chosen by state politicians gives weight to the idea that the president should be chosen directly by popular vote

    Mob rule, eh??

    Yea, cuz THAT has always worked out so well, huh??

    You really need to come to grips with reality...

    The Electoral College power comes DIRECTLY from the US Constitution...

    Democrats can no more get rid of the Electoral College than they could get rid of the 2nd Amendment...

    As far as your denying "legitimate electors"???

    Funny how you had NO problem with denying legitimate electors when Hillary lost the election and Democrats toyed with the idea of an end run around legitimate electors...

    Which simply proves ya'all are as bad as your accuse Republicans of being..

    Just tightening up the rules about January 6th isn't enough.

    How do you feel about "tightening up the rules about" ***TWENTY TWO YEARS*** of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots and attacks on HUNDREDS of government buildings all over the country???


    Yea... that's what I figured...


    Hypocrisy.. Not a Democrat program bug. It's a feature.

  118. [118] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    First… being white “feels like an absence: an absence of color, an absence of food that is ‘different’ and an absence of a mum who pronounces your name differently from the way your friends do.” There are plenty of examples of such condescension towards white people.

    I had left my iPad open when a friend dropped by earlier and she asked what I was doing, so I told her about this site and encouraged her to read the article to see if she liked it. I’m whipping us up some lunch when she asks, “OMG!!! So…this Michale guy…he’s one of those INCEL guys you read about… angry, not smart enough to know what they don’t know; their personality prevents them from having consensual sex with anyone; blames EVERYONE —but himself — for HIS problems, right???”

    THIS was the last post that she read before making that comment… so it made sense that she would think that. I told her that her guess made as much sense as any other to explain why you are this way.

    I never knew the pain that being seen as not having a mum that pronounces your first name differently than your friends do has caused you! Ya’ll really work overtime to find new ways to be “victims”, don’t cha?

  119. [119] 
    Michale wrote:

    I had left my iPad open when a friend dropped by earlier and she asked what I was doing, so I told her about this site and encouraged her to read the article to see if she liked it. I’m whipping us up some lunch when she asks, “OMG!!! So…this Michale guy…he’s one of those INCEL guys you read about… angry, not smart enough to know what they don’t know; their personality prevents them from having consensual sex with anyone; blames EVERYONE —but himself — for HIS problems, right???”

    Well, if this even actually happened, she's obviously frak'ed in the head... Since I have three great kids.. :D

    The part you quoted isn't even from me.. :D

    So, sounds like a load of bullshit...

    But hay.. Have her come into Weigantia™ and defend her claims... How about that??

    Naaw.. She's a Democrat.. They don't have ANY strength of convictions.. :D

    I never knew the pain that being seen as not having a mum that pronounces your first name differently than your friends do has caused you! Ya’ll really work overtime to find new ways to be “victims”, don’t cha?

    Are you drunk?? This makes absolutely ZERO sense to ANYONE...

    But hay.. Like I said.. If she even exists, have your "friend" come here and make her case....


    Yea, as if, eh? :D

  120. [120] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    How do you feel about "tightening up the rules about" ***TWENTY TWO YEARS*** of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots and attacks on HUNDREDS of government buildings all over the country???

    Yet you ignore the ***TWENTY SEVEN YEARS*** of the Republicans’ support of Right-wing militias and of domestic terrorism — from Oklahoma City to the failed insurrection on the Capitol — Conservatives hatred of democracy continues on!

  121. [121] 
    Michale wrote:

    Yer "friend" is the quintessential Democrat..

    All about hate and bigotry and intolerance with absolutely ZERO facts to support ANY claims..

    Does she hate cops like you do, Russ???

  122. [122] 
    Michale wrote:

    Now, if you will excuse me, I have to get dinner going for my lovely wife of 40 years.. :D

  123. [123] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    [122] I told her about this site and encouraged her to read the article to see if she liked it. I’m whipping us up some lunch when she asks,

    “OMG!!! So…this Michale guy…he’s one of those INCEL guys you read about… angry, not smart enough to know what they don’t know; their personality prevents them from having consensual sex with anyone; blames EVERYONE —but himself — for HIS problems, right???”

    THIS was the last post that she read before making that comment… so it made sense that she would think that. I told her that her guess made as much sense as any other to explain why you are this way.

    OMG this is too funny!

  124. [124] 
    Michale wrote:

    The Liz Cheney Delusions

    Some people simply love themselves – a lot. Others hate people to the point that it consumes them. Most of the rest of us live somewhere in the in-between. But politics isn't about the in-betweens; it's about pandering to the extremes, either for votes, money, or both. That's why the radical left has embraced Republican Liz Cheney.

    No one would have expected leftists to embrace Congresswoman Cheney, especially after 20 years of describing her father as the root of all evil while accusing her of picking up his mantle. Yet, politics makes strange bedfellows.

    "10,000 SIGNATURES NEEDED BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT: Stand with Liz Cheney's FULL Investigation!" screams a fundraising email from the Democratic Strategy Institute. "ADD YOUR NAME TO STAND WITH CHENEY'S FULL INVESTIGATION." And yes, that is a direct copy/paste from their email. They write the way an animal licking a keyboard might, only less intelligently because they're supposed to know better. But it gets dumber.

    It's hilarious to see Democrat morons embrace a Cheney...

    Especially when, during the Bush years, a Cheney was Darth Vader...

    But, as we know..

    Hypocrisy.. Not a Democrat program bug. It's a feature.

  125. [125] 
    Michale wrote:

    "Liz Cheney committed to bringing Donald Trump to JUSTICE for his role in the January 6th insurrection," they continue. "Now Trump and his right-wing loyalists are attacking Liz to stop her investigation! Without enough public support, we'll NEVER be able to make sure that Trump is punished for his crimes."

    What exactly is "Liz Cheney's FULL investigation!" is never explained. Cheney isn't heading any investigation, nor has she launched one of her own. She's a single member of Congress, no more imbued with powers to launch investigations than you or I are.

    She is, however, a member of Nancy Pelosi's Democrat committee harassing conservatives for the "crime" of asking questions about how a senile old man who rarely left his house managed to get 81 million votes. That's easier, I guess, than just coming up with a rational, believable explanation.

    Still, the stupidity of the left and the contempt they show for their supporters wasn't nearly done.

    It's hilarious to see Democrats fall all over themselves to lick Liz Cheney's boots.. :D

    And it's going to be even MORE fun to see Cheney primary'ed out of office!!! :D

  126. [126] 
    Michale wrote:


    And there cad is, "ignoring" me again.. :D


    It's obvious to ANYONE with more than 2 brain cells to rub together that Russ' "friend" is a moron that doesn't even know what an 'incel' is...

    Of course, cad is as much of a moron as well.. He just can't help but show everyone in Weigantia™ how much he is always "ignoring" me.. :D

    As far as Russ' bimbo friend?? Let's see if she is actually a real person and shows up to stand up for her moronic claims... :D

  127. [127] 
    Michale wrote:

    Hay cad..

    Didn't you claim that, if you "ignored" my comments, that I would end up just leaving??

    Hay dood.. Howz that werkin' out for ya??


  128. [128] 
    Michale wrote:
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