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Greta Thunberg Absolutely Loses It While Giving a UN Speech

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Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

This is what child abuse looks like.

Greta Thunberg is a 16 year old autistic teenager who has been thrust into the spotlight as the face of the most hysterical aspects of the climate change movement. We were first introduced to her after she sailed from Europe on a solar powered ship to the U.S. to protest the matter last month. Even then, the irrationality and hypocrisy were on full display. The ship itself was highly carbon intensive to build and her handlers had crews flying to and from Europe to pilot the thing for the cameras. Because of her age, she was immediately deemed off limits from criticism.

Apparently, she’s not going away though, if for no other reason than her parents and the most radical elements of the climate change movement won’t let her go away. This led to her giving a speech at the UN yesterday that was absolutely bonkers, but also incredibly disturbing to watch.

This isn’t just dark, it’s pure delusion.

The speech is a turn from the language she employed in her earlier public appearances. Instead of diplomatic phrasing, we see Thunberg angry, lashing out, and pushing doomsday predictions that hold no basis in science. There’s no doubt she actually believes all this stuff, but we are not headed toward a mass extinction. No one has stolen her dreams and childhood except her parents who are allowed this abuse to take place.

This is not normal and this is not a child who can be counted on to think and react rationally to what she’s being told to do. At one point, she proclaims she shouldn’t be at the UN and that she should be in school. Correct. There is no reason for a 16 year old to be speaking at the UN about things she clearly doesn’t understand. Even the worst case scenarios from the most hysterical portions of the IPCC report do not predict mass extinctions.

This is a new level of Malthusian-esque  insanity that you’d expect to here in death cults. Instead, it’s being presented as mainstream political debate. I’m not sure where this leads, but it doesn’t feel like it will be anywhere good.

Who even wrote this speech?

Manipulating an autistic child to push a nonsensical political agenda, which coincidentally revolves around re-imagining the world economy into a socialist paradise, is just disgusting. The people who are doing this to her, whether it be her parents, the left at large, or our compliant mainstream media, should be ashamed of themselves.

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Kentucky Governor Releases an Ad Fighting for Women Athletes’ Dreams of Success: ‘What if That Shot was Taken Away?’

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[Screenshot from Campaign for American Principles via YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=38&v=gb870EcuY5s]

 

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has released a new ad in his race against Democratic challenger Attorney General Andy Beshear.

The video proposes a world where Beshear-backed policies leave girls with the short end of the stick in the world of athletics.

“All female athletes want is a fair shot in competition,” the ad’s female narrator says.

“What if that shot was taken away by a competitor who claims they’re a girl, but was born a boy?”


It’s a really good question, and it’s happening to girls already — see here, here, here, and here.

Men and women, of course, are extremely different. It’s in the name of fairness that we have male and female leagues.

Here’s Joe Rogan with a great bit of explanation about all that:



The Kentucky ad summarizes:

“Andy Beshear supports legislation that would destroy girls’ sports. He calls it ‘equality.’”

Then comes the part of the ad I don’t understand: “Maybe.”

Maybe?

Moving on:

“But is it fair?” the narration asks.

In a move that I find shocking, Democrats are pushing for a day when a female boxer faces down a man who’s poised to break every bone in her face.

And this is the party for women?

Strange way of showin’ it.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here, here, here, and here.

See more pieces from me:

Every House Democrat But One: 234 Elected Officials Demand The Extermination Of Women’s Sports. #TimesUp

Nike Model Claims Men Can’t Be Women & Loses Her Agent. Her Next Shocker Makes Things Much Worse

Every House Democrat Voted To Crush The Dreams Of Women Athletes With The Ironically-Named ‘Equality Act’

Science Report: Sex-Based Sports Must Be Eradicated In Favor Of ‘Nuanced Approach.’ The New Criteria Are Stunning

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The Emmy’s Viewership Craters to Record Breaking Lows

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Another Hollywood awards show — another dip in the ratings.

According to Deadline, Sunday night’s Emmy’s brought in the lowest viewership of all time, with a whopping 32 percent drop in people tuning in to Fox to see the ceremonies:

Watched by 6.9 million viewers from 8 PM to just after 11 PM ET, the hostless ceremony pulled in the smallest audience for any Emmys ever.

That’s smack is a 32% fall in sets of overall eyeballs from the Monday airing of the show on NBC last year and a 39% drop from the previous Sunday airing on CBS back in 2017. In addition, the decline this year from the last time Fox had the Emmys in 2015 is a hard to swallow 42%.

It gets worse. The glitz and glam of Hollywood is usually an attractor for younger crowds, however, they hardly showed up at all:

In terms of the key demo of adults 18-49 …well, they’ve tuned out it seems even with big wins by the much watched Game of Thrones for its final season. Pulling in a 1.6 rating among the 18-49s, last night was also an Emmy low.

This drop could be for various reasons. Many people around the key demographic would rather do something else and watch the highlights online later than sit around for the multi-hour long affair. This is a trend that has been seen when it comes to multiple things, including late shows and SNL.

What’s also not helping is the fact that many people have tuned out due to celebrities using their platforms and awards as opportunities to proselytize about social politics, and it’s always to the left. The 2019 Emmys had its share of political statements as well. People are tired of having politics injected into their escapism by people who live inside a very gilded bubble.

Unless, there’s a massive change to Hollywood as a culture, it’s unlikely that these award shows will see boosts. The trend seen is that the percentages dropping every year, and if it wants to staunch the bleeding, it will have to allow a diversity of thought at the very least. Actors giving speeches and films winning awards for their political messaging will have to go.

I wouldn’t hold my breath, though.

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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Just Put Another Bullet Into the Latest Trump “Scandal”

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President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House, Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Washington. Trump returns from a visit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea as well as the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Just how much can a story targeting Donald Trump implode? Apparently, this much.

If you are short on background, on Wednesday of last week, a story broke that a “whistle-blower” had filed a complaint against President Trump. The assertion was that Trump had threatened Ukraine’s newly elected president on a phone call over investigating Joe Biden. The threat supposedly involved $250 million in military aid. After a day of full blown meltdowns on the left and in the media, the impeachment train was stopped in its tracks when it was revealed Trump had in fact not threatened Ukraine, nor offered any kind of quid pro quo.

In the end, we are left with Biden admitting to extorting Ukraine on tape and Trump simply asking if it could be looked into. Worst scandal ever.

Now, Ukraine’s foreign minister, who has read the read out of the call, just dumped even more cold water on this story.

“I know what the conversation was about and I think there was no pressure,” Prystaiko told Hromadske. “There was talk, conversations are different, leaders have the right to discuss any problems that exist. This conversation was long, friendly, and it touched on many questions, sometimes requiring serious answers.”

This is correct. Whether Democrats and the media want to admit it or not, presidents talk to foreign leaders. They inquire on many different things and it would certainly be in bounds to ask why a former VP is on tape admitting he extorted Ukraine’s former administration. There was no promise made or pressure applied here. How do I know? Because no investigation happened and the money ended up being released anyway. We are once again left arguing hypothetical nonsense, much like during the Mueller probe.

The real story here continues to be Biden bragging on camera that he extorted Ukraine’s former administration. There was no reason for Biden do what he did from a foreign policy standpoint and even if there were, the former VP knew about the grave conflicts of interests. We already know he lied about having discussed his son’s employment in Ukraine. We know the Obama administration warned him. Yet, he threatened Ukraine anyway until they fired a prosecutor who was targeting his son. That stinks to high heaven and deserves a real investigation.

We were told for years after Trump was elected that investigations are good. That the subjects of them should be thankful for their coming exoneration. Why is this any different? Why isn’t Mitt Romney demanding a probe into Biden’s actions? Why is it that investigations are only good and proper when they target Trump? Why is Biden allowed to obfuscate and dictate to the press on this matter?

None of this lost on Republican voters and they see the game is rigged.

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Sheila Jackson Lee Claims She’s Held an AR-15 then Laughably Proves She’s Never Held One

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When trying to push legislation that would affect the entire country in very drastic ways, you’d figure you’d want to sound at least a little knowledgable about the subject you’re passing laws around, but in many a Democrat’s case, it really boils down to how sensationalistic you can be. Truth be damned.

Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, for instance, told reporters that she’s held an AR-15 and began describing it. To say that the description was “off” is an understatement.

“I held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I hadn’t. It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving. And the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street,” she said.

Let’s go over some obvious things. For one, AR-15’s don’t fire 50 calibur rounds, it fires 5.56 or 223. A 50 cal is so powerful that you have to have a different kind of gun to fire it. A 5.56 round has trouble penetrating trees, whereas a 50 cal is what you fire when you want to hit the guy hiding behind the refrigerator at your neighbor’s house, or at least that’s the case for some types.

Also, the average AR-15 weighs just over six pounds, with around an extra pound added after you put in a magazine filled with ammo. A large moving box by itself is just over two pounds, so three of those would equal the weight of your AR-15. Jackson Lee, however, wants us to believe an AR-15 weighs ten of these boxes on moving day, filled with items.

I feel silly even having to clear this up.

Thing is, this is the Democrat’s method when it comes to pushing agendas. It’s sensationalism and scaremongering before facts. Jackson Lee knows her constituency isn’t going to go and look up proof, so like the rest of the anti-gun Democrats, she’ll tell blatant lies that may scare people into supporting her.

The truth is likely that she’s never held an AR-15 before despite her claim that she has. It could also be possible that she held a completely different gun and thought she was holding an AR-15. Either way, she’s not coming off as knowledgable and is looking more like Steve Carells’ character in 40-Year-Old Virgin when he’s trying to describe having sex when he never has.

*content warning*

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On Media Narratives

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Lies and the Spreading of Fake Information

Once upon a time, the legacy media controlled the daily news narrative. There were three principal broadcast TV networks which took their nightly news cues from the NYT and, secondarily, the WaPo. Before cable TV, talk radio, and the rise of social media, the news of the day moved slooooowly and could be controlled and shaped by the powers-that-be. By the way, that was the title of a book about the early days of the legacy media, and it is a https:///Powers-That-Be-David-Halberstam/dp/0252069412″ rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>good read – for historical perspective purposes – about the media.

Back in the day, the New York Times – there was only a “print edition” back then – broke the news of the day each morning, which was used directly by other major and minor newspapers and/or repeated by the Associated Press and United Press International news services across the land.

Americans were conditioned over time to catch daily news summaries each evening on their favorite broadcast TV network. The leading stories on those broadcasts were almost always the major news stories printed by that day’s edition of the NY Times. I daresay that every American over the age of 50 can rattle off the talking heads back in those days: Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley, Frank Reynolds/Howard K Smith, and their successors over the years.

In those days, the Democrat Party almost completely controlled the political narrative largely thanks to their media allies at the NYT and other major newspapers, as well as at the three broadcast TV networks. But there was at least a veneer of “impartiality” in those days. Controlling the media narrative made it easy to propagandize the socialist agendas of LBJ and Jimmy Carter. And even Nixon’s domestic policies were aided by the narrative, as they were largely left-of-center; e.g., he authorized the EPA and took us off the gold standard.

Had there been any real semblance of political balance among the major media in the decades leading up to 1980, the major media transformation that has transpired partly due to the Reagan presidency and partly due to new technology may have turned out differently. However, that was certainly NOT the case, as the media narrative was tightly controlled and aligned with the liberal political establishment’s policy objectives. The only conservative voices were a few token columnists on the op-ed pages and a few conservative magazines with tiny subscription bases, such as National Review, The American Spectator, Human Events, and the Conservative Chronicles. And there was also the inimitable William F. Buckley, Jr., on the flagship PBS TV show, “Firing Line,” during which he carved up any and all liberals/Democrats who appeared on his show.

The stifling of conservative voices by the Establishment received a big course correction with the election of President Reagan in 1980. The Fairness Doctrine, which in reality was used to control political discourse in the media, was abolished. And a conservative upstart by the name of Rush Limbaugh led the rise of conservative talk radio, and he paved the way for a veritable explosion of alternative media sources, which broke the Establishment’s chokehold on the daily news narrative.

Of course, the other major event essentially concurrent with Rush’s debut on August 1988 was the development of the Internet. Originally a research network, DARPA adopted TCP/IP in 1983, and Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1990. And thankfully, the Internet was unleashed and has been essentially unregulated unto the present day. The Internet led to an explosion of news sources and a goldmine for alternative and independent news media.

As a result, the legacy media lock on “the daily narrative” was broken. One by-product of the Internet age and the proliferation of cable news networks was the acceleration of the news cycle to the point of “instantaneous news” virtually “in the moment.” No longer could the daily narrative be shaped in the normal way by the legacy media. And the profusion of voices conveying “news” has only accelerated with the advent of social media. The Establishment’s daily narrative was diluted by dozens of other voices. Literally EVERYONE can become a journalist these days. Or at the very least become an “opinion journalist” based on their own political framework and life experience. [Hey! That defines me to a “tee”!]

Another result was the blurring of the lines between “investigative” and hard news journalists versus “opinion journalists” – in effect, the lack of differentiation between the news pages and the opinion pages in the media these days. The legacy media began to convey opinions even in hard news, and the political spin was invariably liberal and obvious to the discerning news consumer. That led to further fracturing of news sources, with the legacy media losing significant market share (and $$!). And thus, the political battle lines became more pronounced with each passing year, with the legacy media and their Establishment backers trying to regain market share and control of the news cycle and narrative, by hook or by crook.

One early attempt to control the media narrative was the Clinton regime’s use of a “War Room” to directly influence the media by conveying talking points to trusted allies in the media via phone and facsimile and, later, by email. This was so successful that it soon became obvious to various observers that certain media personalities were using the exact same words to describe the issue(s) of the day.

This was first made widely known by Rush Limbaugh, who introduced the “media montage” to his YUUUGE audience. He has used that device to highlight the extent of media coordination of the daily narrative for years now. For example, who could forget the legacy media’s parroting of the word “gravitas” to convey Bush 43’s lack of foreign policy experience by his selection of Dick Cheney as his VP candidate (who provided the necessary “gravitas”)? Others in the conservative media, e.g., Sean Hannity, now use media montages to showcase the media’s laziness and willingness to toe the Democrat line on a regular basis.

But media montages aren’t the only signs of agit-prop from the Establishment press. Remember the “journo-list”? This will refresh your memory:

Just in case you’ve been living in a cave, or if you only get your news from MSNBC, here’s the story. A young blogger, Ezra Klein, formerly of the avowedly left-wing American Prospect and now with the avowedly mainstream Washington Post, founded the e-mail listserv JournoList for like-minded liberals to hash out and develop ideas. Some 400 people joined the by-invitation-only group. Most, it seems, were in the media, but many hailed from academia, think tanks, and the world of forthright liberal activism generally. They spoke freely about their political and personal biases, including their hatred of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.

JournoList e-mails obtained by the Daily Caller reveal what anybody with two neurons to rub together already knew: Professional liberals don’t like Republicans and do like Democrats. They can be awfully smug and condescending in their sense of intellectual and moral superiority. They tend to ascribe evil motives to their political opponents – sometimes even when they know it’s unfair. One obscure blogger insisted that liberals should arbitrarily demonize a conservative journalist as a racist to scare conservatives away from covering stories that might hurt Obama. Oh, and – surprise! – it turns out that the “O” in JournoList stands for “Obama.”

In 2008, participants shared talking points about how to shape coverage to help Obama. They tried to paint any negative coverage of Obama’s racist and hateful pastor, Jeremiah Wright, as out of bounds. Journalists at such “objective” news organizations as Newsweek, Bloomberg, Time, and The Economist joined conversations with open partisans about the best way to criticize Sarah Palin.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/07/23/journolist__the_liberal_mother_ship.html” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Read the rest here.

 

Who could argue that the “JournoList” doesn’t still exist, at least informally, in the Age of Trump? We’ve seen them in action in spades across the legacy media, but especially at the NY Time, Washington Post, CNN, and MSNBC over the past two-plus years, haven’t we?

We have learned just recently that the NY Times has been following a now-failed Russian collusion narrative since late 2016 and is now in the process of “changing to a new narrative”:

Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, said recently that, after the Mueller report, the paper has to shift the focus of its coverage from the Trump-Russia affair to the president’s alleged racism. “We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it truly well,” Baquet said. “Now we have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story.”

Baquet used the gentlest terms possible — “the story changed” — but the fact is, the conspiracy-coordination allegation the Times had devoted itself to pursuing turned out to be false. Beyond that, Democrats on Capitol Hill struggled to press an obstruction case against the president. The Trump-Russia hole came up dry. Now, Baquet continued, “I think that we’ve got to change.” The Times must “write more deeply about the country, race, and other divisions.”

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/new-york-times-chief-outlines-coverage-shift-from-trump-russia-to-trump-racism” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Read the rest here.

Yes, you read that right: the NY Times engineered a false narrative for two years (“Russian collusion”), shoe-horning virtually all of their “news” (in reality, propaganda) to fit that Big Lie. And now that the Mueller Report exposed that narrative as the lie it always has been, rather than take stock of their resultant declining market share and start reporting factual news, they’ve decided to retain their TDS and engineer a new false narrative: “Trump is a racist!”

We’ve already seen them working on that lie with their recently-announced and ridiculous “1619 project,” which seeks to essentially rewrite American history by claiming that America was actually founded in 1619 when slavery was introduced into the colonies with the resultant indelible taint of slavery ultimately “disproving” the concept of American exceptionalism and giving the Left license to tear down the country and remake it into their version of a Utopian socialist paradise (sic). And along the way, @POTUS will be a central focus in order to validate that false narrative. E.g., virtually EVERY member of the Democrats’ Star Wars bar scene (a/k/a their presidential wannabes) has ALREADY accused @POTUS of being a racist – or even a white supremacist!

The Left’s media narrative-engineering efforts are also orchestrated daily by Media Matters and the execrable David Brock’s ShareBlue org. These two groups propagate Democrat/leftist narratives and even complete stories to willing recipients in the legacy media every single day. They are carrying on with a modernized version of Clinton’s old War Room in the 1990s.

We are also learning that the social media and search engine giants are on board with facilitating Democrat messaging and suppressing conservative/Republican stories, too. And the legacy media are conducting slanderous attacks against independent media now, too, because they know they’re in trouble. Here’s https://www.theepochtimes.com/our-response-to-nbc-news-inappropriate-questions_2971493.html” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Epoch Times’s response to a recent attack by NBC “News.”

There’s basically a hive mentality among the legacy media, social media, and search engine companies to support Democrats going into 2020! Some are bought and paid for by Democrats and their deep-pocketed donors like Soros and Steyer. Others are ideological soulmates. Let’s face it, the legacy media have become sources for anti-Trump agit-prop. It’s impossible to stomach CNN or MSNBC for even a few minutes these days without shouting at the tube!

What to do and where to turn for real news and commentary? Here’s my 2 cents on that score:

  • Ignore the legacy media completely except for an occasional sampling just to see what they’re lying about on any particular day.
  • Get your news and commentary from alternate/independent sources while comparing and contrasting the information to verify and validate the content.
  • Live by the phrase “trust but verify” coupled with the 48-hour rule (i.e., wait at least 48 hours before responding emotionally or otherwise to any sensational “breaking” news story).
  • Watch out for legacy media montages, and see if you can discover the “legacy media daily narratives” by looking for identical words and phrases used across the media on a given day.
  • Watch out for fake conservative (and downright anti-Trump) conservative media; they are out there and need to be shunned, too. A lot of them are sensationalists and are in it for the mouse-clicks only!

Here are some of the sources I’ve come to trust, by and large, for news and commentary over the past several years (in no particular order):

  • Frontpagemag(dot)com
  • The Daily Caller
  • PowerlineBlog
  • Epoch Times
  • Instapundit(dot)com
  • Gatestone Institute
  • American Thinker
  • Breitbart News
  • UncoverDC(dot)com
  • Ricochet(dot)com
  • Free Beacon
  • American Spectator
  • Legal Insurrection
  • America Out Loud
  • One America News Network
  • Human Events
  • Claremont Institute
  • Heritage(dot)org
  • TheFederalist(dot)com
  • Washington Times
  • Washington Examiner
  • NY Post
  • Judicial Watch
  • American Greatness

 

And last but by no means least, RedState(dot)com, who have graciously given me this platform from which to pontificate.

Beware of false media narratives, folks! We’re heading into the most important election cycle in the last 100 years, and the Left will pull out all stops to lie, cheat, or steal their way to victory, and narrative engineering is a big part of their political strategy! But we’re on to them this election cycle, aren’t we!

The end.

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Major Purveyor of the Russia Hoax Is Now Pushing an Investigation of Joe Biden’s Influence Peddling

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Over the weekend I opined that the whole non-scandal involving Ukraine would probably wind up hurting Joe Biden rather than President Trump. Other than the facts as they have been explained so far constitute a nothingburger, the whole episode has to be viewed through the lens of electoral politics. While the GOP, outside those folks conserving conservatism while eating sugar coated jelly doughnuts at The Bulwark, has an interest in closing ranks and refusing to let this story get traction, on the other side of the ledger you have Democrat rivals of Joe Biden subtly pushing the corruption story behind the scenes.

In that story I pointed out about how some media personalities are saying that investigating Joe Biden’s business dealings is fair game.

Biden’s camp is trotting out all kinds of “Ukraine experts” to prove that Biden was totally correct in threatening to withhold appropriated funds from Ukraine if they did not leave his son alone, but I don’t think that story is going to stick. Not only are some Democrats in Congress saying the time has come for answers

but now at least one big name in the media is saying that there are unanswered questions:

This is important. Delanian was the go-to guy for Fusion GPS in flogging the Russia Hoax. He’s not a bit player who can be intimidated, he’s has enough of a profile and enough links to the Democrat party that you can bet he’s not going rogue here. If anything, this gives the go ahead to lesser lights to investigate without fear of being cut off from the Mother Ship of mainstream journalism, the Democrat Party.

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The Best Among Us Shut Down 22 Intersections in D.C. and Chain Themselves to an Ark to Fight Climate Change

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It’s an error of calculation.

What if I said, “I want everyone to really consider the damage being done to our cities by littering; I think I’ll paint that on my body and roller skate nekkid through the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade while blowing a bugle.”

Would I be reminding people not to trash the joint, or would I just be making them think I’m in great need of being fitted for a jacket with dysfunctional sleeves?

In reality, perhaps whenever thereafter a witness to my protest threw their sandwich wrapper on the ground, they’d recall, “Oh, yeah — remember that mentally ill bugler?”

But for some reason, there are hundreds if not thousands of people walking around in public who’d think my nude musical procession might save the planet.

And some of those revolutionaries were in Washington, D.C. Monday to rescue the world from climate change.

The way those giants of justice saved us all: They shut down at least 22 intersections during their fellow Americans’ morning commute.

Something tells me we may still be in peril.

But if you’re of a different mind, watch humanity be ripped from the clutches of imminent death:

Despite white privilege, even the black people got saved. And their blood pressure checked:

How to shut down a pipeline:

Good to see Greenpeace was on it. Those combatants against calamity similarly emancipated us from the shackles of a dismal fate by hanging from a bridge recently and costing the city of Houston millions of dollars:

I covered that profound act of rescue here:

Ahead of the city’s impending Democratic presidential primary, about a dozen activists suspended themselves from the Fred Hartman Bridge in order to fight the use of fossil fuels.

As a further means of really sockin’ it to modernity, the difference-making dingleberries held yellow and red flags.

In D.C., the knights of congestion also brandished red signs that read, “Capitalism is Killing the Planet.”

I have to wonder if anyone involved knew the actual meaning of “capitalism” — that would be, simply, a system based on a free-market economy in which an individual may own his or her own business.

Perhaps they were too busy preserving the universe to worry about things as meaningless as the definitions of words.

And just in case their work wasn’t enough to completely snatch us from the jaws of tragic incineration, they did the one thing we know is the show-stopping guarantee our world will be saved:

They chained themselves to a yellow boat in the middle of the street:

Thank God for heroes.

If you happen to be nearby and can still participate, please: Drop your drawers, pull out your bugle and blow it.

-ALEX

 

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Biden Just Got Caught In a Lie About His Son’s Ukrainian Business Dealings

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It’s almost like he’s got something to hide?

I mentioned yesterday that Joe Biden seemed terrified to even discuss his dealings in Ukraine and how that related to his son. That son, Hunter Biden, just happened to be under investigation by a state prosecutor that Joe Biden got fired by extorting them with threats of withholding $1 billion in aid. How do we know he threatened them with aid money? Because he admitted it on tape, even bragging about it in the process.

Despite this, I’ve been assured the prosecutor getting fired and the investigation into his son being ended was all just a coincidence by our stalwart, unbiased media. One of the main claims you see them make to support that case is that Biden wasn’t aware that his son was being paid $50,000 a month by a corrupt Ukrainian company under investigation.

As unlikely as that seemed before, we now have proof Biden was being less than truthful.

Joe Biden has steadfastly denied even knowing about Burisma but Hunter Biden claims they not only discussed it, but that his father expressed concern. Not only that, the Obama administration’s special envoy had also brought up the matter to Biden. The conflicts of interest involved were not unknown. They had been presented to the current Democratic primary front runner numerous times.

In other words, Biden is lying.

I realize he’s old and has trouble remembering things, but it never made sense that he just didn’t know. Of course he knew and now he’s been caught. Ask yourself this. Why would Joe Biden being threatening $1 billion in foreign aid in order to get a state prosecutor fired? What does an domestic investigation into Burisma matter to foreign policy? The answer is it doesn’t matter. There was no logical reason for what Biden did unless it was to protect his son.

This story has completely backfired on the left and their media allies. The Trump angle has fallen apart, with the only allegation left being that Trump discussed an investigation in Biden’s possible corruption, and to be frank, no one cares. If there was no threat or quid pro quo (which is what Biden actually did), there’s nothing left to pursue no matter how much Democrats want to stretch this story out. The rules changed in 2016 when it comes to using foreign connections to go after political opponents. They aren’t suddenly changing back and now Joe Biden becomes the center of this “scandal.”

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McCabe Memo: Rosenstein Offered To Wear Wire To Record Trump Because ‘He Was Not Searched When He Entered The White House’

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Judicial Watch announced today they had obtained a copy of a memo written by then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on May 16, 2017. This memo is McCabe’s “contemporaneous recollection” of the infamous meeting held in then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s office during which Rosenstein had proposed wearing a wire to record the President.  (The document, which is lightly redacted, is printed below.)

In addition to Rosenstein and McCabe, Deputy Assistant AG for Intelligence Tashina Gauhar and Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Jim Crowell attended the meeting.

McCabe touched only briefly on Rosenstein’s idea of wearing a wire. Although it was brief, for Rosenstein, it was damning. He wrote:

As our conversation continued the DAG proposed that he could potentially wear a recording device into the Oval Office to collect additional evidence on the President’s true intentions. He said he thought this might be possible because he was not searched when he entered the White House. I told him that I would discuss the opportunity with my investigative team and get back to him.

In September 2018, The New York Times reported that during this meeting, the group had supposedly discussed the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. In addition, Rosenstein allegedly offered to wear a wire to record his conversations with Trump and said he knew of one or two members of Trump’s cabinet who might be on board with such a plan.

McCabe makes no mention of the 25th Amendment, likely because the idea was preposterous and he may have assumed his memo might be referenced in the future.

Rosenstein has publicly maintained that he was being sarcastic when he made this comment. But nothing in McCabe’s memo suggests Rosenstein was being sarcastic. Rather, McCabe wrote he told Rosenstein that he would “discuss the opportunity with my investigative team and get back to him.”

The fact that Rosenstein had gone as far as thinking about practical details such as ‘I am not searched when I enter the White House’ indicates his seriousness. This remark shows that Rosenstein had at least given the idea some thought.

The idea of wearing a wire comes up in the middle of the meeting, but the group discussed other topics as well.

McCabe began by telling Rosenstein that he “approved the opening of an investigation of President Donald Trump … to investigate allegations of possible collusion between the president and the Russian Government, possible obstruction of justice related to the firing of FBI Director James Comey, and possible conspiracy to obstruct justice.”

He told Rosenstein that the predication for his investigation was based on Trump’s interview with NBC’s Lester Holt and “concurring statements” from Comey’s memos.

McCabe expressed concern that Rosenstein, “as a result of his role in the matter, I thought he would be a witness to the case.” (If Rosenstein had been considered a witness in the case, he would have had to recuse himself from overseeing a potential special counsel investigation as then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions had already done.)

Rosenstein then recounted his Oval Office meeting with Trump, Sessions and then-White House Counsel Don McGahn about Comey’s imminent firing. He said the President asked him to write a “memo explaining the reason” for Comey’s firing.

Rosenstein told McCabe he had a “credibility problem.” One of Rosenstein’s staffers had shown him photos of McCabe wearing his wife’s campaign t-shirt after “assuring” the DOJ he played no role in her campaign.

They discussed the possibility of appointing a Special Counsel to conduct the investigation. Rosenstein said he already had two candidates in mind and that one could start right away. In fact, on May 17, 2017, the very next day, Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller to the Special Counsel.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, “This incredible memo details the conflicted and conniving coup effort against President Trump. It is astonishing and shocking McCabe thought he could have the FBI conduct a ‘counterintelligence’ operation on the president and Rosenstein thought it would be appropriate to wear a wire to secretly record President Trump in the Oval Office. That the DOJ and FBI sat on this smoking gun for a year shows the need for urgent housecleaning at those agencies.”

I’ve never understood why Rod Rosenstein, who has played such a pivotal role in the investigation of President Trump has received so little media attention. The matter of whether or not he volunteered to wear a wire is only part of what he must answer for. He needs to be asked why he appointed a Special Counsel when there was no evidence of collusion in May 2017. FBI attorney Lisa Page admitted during her Congressional testimony last summer that the FBI had no evidence as late as May 2017 that Trump had colluded with Russia. Why did he do it?

Why did he allow Mueller to expand the scope of the investigation? What, if any, evidence did Rosenstein require from Mueller to expand the scope? Was there ever a Mueller request that Rosenstein said no to?

It was Rosenstein’s role to supervise the activities of the Special Counsel, and his apparent submission to Mueller suggests that Mueller was actually driving the bus.

His role must be examined.

Here is the full text of the redacted McCabe memo (via Judicial Watch):

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

At 12:30 pm on 05/16/2017, I met with Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Rod Rosenstein in his office at the Department of Justice. Also present were Tashina Gauhar and Jim Crowell. The following is a contemporaneous recollection of the main topics we discussed.

I began by telling him that today I approved the opening of an investigation of President Donald Trump. I explained that the purpose of the investigation was to investigate allegations of possible collusion between the president and the Russian Government, possible obstruction of justice related to the firing of FBI Director James Comey, and possible conspiracy to obstruct justice. The DAG questioned what I meant by collusion and I explained that I was referring to the investigation of any potential links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. I explained that counterintelligence investigations of this sort were meant to uncover any existence of any threat to national security as well as whether or not criminal conduct had occurred. Regarding the obstruction issues, I made clear that our predication was based not only on the president’s comments last week to reporter Lester Holt (that he connected the firing of the director to the FBI’s Russia investigation), but also on the several concurring comments the president made to Director Comey over the last few months. These comments included the President’s requests for assurances of loyalty, statements about the Russia investigation and the investigation of General Michael Flynn. I also informed the DAG that Director Comey preserved his recollection of these interactions in a series of contemporaneously drafted memos. Finally, I informed the DAG that as a result of his role in the matter, I thought he would be a witness in the case.

The DAG then related his experiences at the White House on Monday, 05/08/2017. He began by stating that he had the feeling that the decision to fire the Director had been made before he arrived. At the White House, he first met with White House Counsel Donald McGahn, who told him that the President had drafted a letter to Director Comey that McGahn did not want the President to send. Shortly thereafter they met with the President and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and possibly others, in the Oval Office. President Trump told the DAG he had written a letter to Director Comey, asked the DAG if he had seen the letter, and instructed McGahn to provide the DAG with a copy. The DAG described the letter to me as being a long list, possibly several pages, of the President’s complaints with Director Comey. Among those complaints was a discussion about the FBI’s Russia investigation, as well as a paragraph about the FBI Deputy Director. The DAG indicated to me that he retained a copy of the President’s letter. The DAG said he told the President [redacted]. The President then directed the DAG to write a memo explaining the reasoning for Director Comey’s termination and that the DAG should include Russia. The DAG said to the President he did not think this was a good idea and that his memo did not need to include Russia. The President replied that he understood, but that he was asking the DAG to include Russia anyway. As our conversation continued the DAG proposed that he could potentially wear a recording device into the Oval Office to collect additional evidence on the President’s true intentions. He said he thought this might be possible because he was not searched when he entered the White House. I told him that I would discuss the opportunity with my investigative team and get back to him.

We discussed the issue of appointing a Special Counsel to oversee the FBI’s Russia investigation. The DAG said he has two candidates ready one of whom could start immediately. [Redacted] The DAG said that he left a copy of the delegation with Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana Boente to execute in the DAG’s absence if the DAG were suddenly removed from his position. [Redacted] He anticipated that he may be terminated when he puts the Special Counsel in place, in light of the president’s anger with AG Sessions when the AG recused himself from the Russia investigation. The DAG further stated that he was told that others heard the President tell the AG “you were supposed to protect me.”

[Redacted]

The DAG related to me that on Sunday, 05/14/17, the AG asked him to participate in the interview of [redacted] for the position of FBI Director. [Redacted].

The DAG told me that he informed the AG that I should remain in my role as Acting Director until the permanent Director was chosen. The DAG opined that my only “problem” was that some people believe that I was involved in my wife’s 2015 campaign for State Senate in Virginia. The DAG said it was a “credibility problem” because after having told him during my May 13 interview that I played no role in her campaign and attended no campaign events, the DAG said a staffer had provided him with a photograph found on the internet of me and my wife wearing Dr. Jill McCabe campaign t-shirts. The DAG suggested that this photograph contradicted my statement that I had not campaigned for my wife. I pointed out to the DAG that the photograph he saw was taken not at a campaign event, but rather at [redacted] I further informed the DAG that I confirmed with my ethics counsel at FBI that the Hatch Act does not prohibit wearing a campaign button or shirt away from the office, and that attending [redacted] wearing such a shirt does not constitute proscribed political activity.

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