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Twitter Suspends Project Veritas for Revealing Pinterest Blocked Pro Life Website as Porn

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Yesterday, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas revealed that Pinterest had deactivated the account of the major pro-life group, Live Action, and blocked the ability to save items from their site to Pinterest. Pinterest blocked Live Action by declaring it to be a porn site and in their notification about account deactivation claimed that Live Action provided misleading medical information (this is demonstrably a lie as the medical information on the site is written/reviewed by actual doctors) and for pushing anti-vax messages (Live Action is against the harvesting of fetal tissue of use in vaccine development, a position the US government is in agreement with ). O’Keefe received his info from a Pinterest insider.

This is the full video

These are the key out takes via Twitter:

The last seems to have given Pinterest’s fellow anti-Christian, pro-infanticide, pro-Democrat ally, Twitter, the reason it needed to suspend Project Veritas:

This is a transparently bullsh** excuse for bullying yet another conservative, or at least a non-liberal, who refuses to toe the line to the nasty little SJWs who seem to run Twitter. What Twitter did was say that investigative reporting violates its terms of use and that revealing actual evidence of Big Tech censorship of political viewpoints with which they disagree is a banning offense.

Stuff like this is why I believe that the full force of the federal government needs to be marshaled to extract vengeance from these people. I could care less what the Bulwark boys and their fan club bleats about “muh private corporation” and “principles” and “don’t use them.” We have the necessary tools of power and woe be to us if we don’t use them, while we can and before it is too late, to make the existence of Twitter and Facebook and YouTube and Google and Amazon and PayPal so painful and onerous that they will either voluntarily dissolve into smaller business units, be broken up by legal action, go out of business, or decide to stay the f*** out of national political discussions.

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A Scrambling Democrat National Committee Has Taken Out a Second Line of Credit

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Heading into the 2020 election cycle the Blue Party is willing to go into the red.

Student loan debt. Consumer protections from credit card companies. Clamping down on the mortgage industry. Based on many of their pet projects you might conclude that the Democratic Party is strongly averse to engaging in the perils of securing financial loans. Yet as they are gearing up for their debate schedule the Democratic National Committee is seeking out help — it has its hand out to receive millions in financial assistance.

For the second time in about two months, the DNC is securing a substantial loan in order to prepare for the election cycle and have a ground game properly established. In early April the national party secured a $5 million dollar line of credit, and already it has reported to the federal election commission that it has now doubled that amount, with a secondary loan.

And no, this is not exactly standard accounting. The DNC has been woefully behind the Republicans in fundraising this year. Through the month of April, the DNC has pulled in less than $20 million; the RNC meanwhile more than doubled that intake, with over $45 million. Things look even worse on the bottom line. The DNC is sitting on only $7.6 million in cash, and is sporting a debt total of $6.2 million. Their Republican counterparts are flush, with $34.7 million in hand and holding no debt at all.

That debt facing the DNC is not just outstanding bills. About $5 million concerns revolving credit lines, with most of it involving an outstanding loan, and over $400,000 owed to American Express.

Things are looking like they are further leveraged with upcoming election events. The city of Milwaukee was tabbed to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, but in order for them to be considered city authorities had to first secure their own line of credit. This was not to pay for staging the event, it was more financial insurance policy.

The money essentially serves as a backstop for the bid. That backstop wouldn’t come into play until after the convention, and only then if the host committee falls short of fundraising and runs a deficit.

While considering cities for the convention the DNC was stipulating that the bids had to assure there would be a $20 million line of credit. Again, this is not standard operating procedures. According to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, this meant making some tough overtures. “I’ve made it clear for a long period of time that the city would not be the one to guarantee a line of credit,” said Barret. “Talking to mayors of other cities it is more rare than not that a city would do this.”

It may have been a cagey move on the part of Barrett to assure that the city would not be on the hook for the DNC bills. Following the 2012 convention, held in Charlotte, the DNC racked up millions in debt and it defaulted on paying back the loan that was granted by Duke Energy.

This makes the DNC a lending risk. The entity is operating in the red, and is taking out multiple loans while sitting on revolving debt. Milwaukee was wise to offset the responsibility to a third party lender.

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The Word “Racism” Has Lost All Meaning

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In 2006, Michael Richards was very angry when he was continuously heckled while he was on stage doing a stand-up comedy show. Richards, unsure of what to do, began doing what some comedians do when they feel up against the wall. They immediately go to shock value. Richards began throwing around the “n-word” as a way to try to get cheap shock-laughs while freaking out on some hecklers and was labeled a racist for it. The hecklers were black, making Richards’ screaming of the “n-word” a racist act, and fair enough.

Richards has had the label of “racist” attached to him ever since. Thing is, I’m not exactly sure that Richards could be considered a racist. He committed a racist act, to be sure, but in subsequent interviews spanning years, I can only conclude that the guy isn’t actually harboring animosity toward people of different skin color. He was just a bad stand-up comedian who had a moment of panic-induced rage that made him cross a societal line in an attempt to gain footing.

It happens to comedians all the time in varying levels. It recently happened to Whoopie Goldberg. It doesn’t make what Richards did right, but it does offer us context, and context is exactly what seems to be thrown out in almost every accusation of racism nowadays.

As I wrote earlier on Wednesday, Tim Allen topped trending lists on Twitter because of accusations of racism being thrown at him. Why is he racist? Because he doesn’t know how to play spades, and six years ago he tried to reason that saying the “n-word” in a specific context should be allowed if the context has zero racist connotations.

Years of the “n-word” being used by all sorts of people proved Allen correct. One shining example is Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park making an entire episode centered around the Richards incident where they used the “n-word” openly many times. There was little to no blowback over it. Stone and Parker even made the argument in the South Park episode that Richards wasn’t racist, he was just a bad comedian. Richards himself has made that observation.

Here we see four white men using the “n-word” in various contexts, and yet none of them actually are racist when nuances are considered.

Yet context and nuance are given no quarter in today’s social justice infested society.

People are labeled “racist” left and right for simply opposing a person of color in any way regardless of the subject. I was recently labeled a racist for pointing out that twerking on cop cars and sticking your butt out at a camera at a Pride parade does nothing to help acceptance or tolerance of LGBT peoples.

The people in the video and pictures just happened to be black, but being black wasn’t the issue. It didn’t matter. I opposed something black people happened to be doing.

But you don’t even have to be doing anything to necessarily be labeled as racist. Are you a white Republican? You’re a racist? Are you a doctor or a nurse? Kamala Harris thinks you’re a racist. Did you vote for Trump? Clinton thinks you’re a racist. Are you a Hispanic woman wearing a MAGA hat? A white SJW will be along shortly to label you as racist. According to the activist left, Veggie Tales is racist too. Oh, and Lord of the Rings also causes racism to magically appear in people.

Most recently, Steven Crowder was labeled as a racist for daring to call Vox’s Carlos Maza a Mexican, which he is, and is something Carlos Maza proudly calls himself.

What isn’t racist? Anything that the left does.

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace claimed there wasn’t a “strain of racism” on the left. Yet leftists activists and politicians embrace rabid antisemites like Nation of Islam hate preacher Louis Farrakhan, who think Hitler was a great man and that Jewish people are termites. CNN’s Don Lemon called white men the number one threat to America.  Leftist “comedian” Kristine Wong made a YouTube show that openly teaches kids racism against white people.

Even Virginia governors doing blackface seem only elicit a finite outrage from racially obsessed activists.

The word “racism” is no longer a description, and hasn’t been for some time. Now it’s simply a political tool with no meaning. The word doesn’t need context to be used, and you need not worry about dissecting nuance in order to toss it around. Just find something you don’t like and apply liberally. No pun intended.

This isn’t good for obvious reasons. For one, any actual racism gets lost in the minutia. We also lose sight of what actual racism looks like, and soon actual racism gets pardoned as reactive defensiveness against another race over accusations of racism that never happened. We clown ourselves and call it “being woke.”

This is why the word is losing its edge. People having the accusation of racism nowadays are more likely to laugh it off than actually go through the time-wasting process of proving they aren’t. Why should they? The vast majority of people accused of racism did nothing racist at all and have nothing to answer for.

What’s more, the general public isn’t asking them to answer for it either. The only people stomping their feet and demanding a pound of flesh are the mainstream media, politicians, and activists, and they’re losing the public’s ear thanks to overuse of the accusation.

The word “racism” just doesn’t mean anything now, and the left has only itself to blame.

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BBC To Ask Reporters To Avoid The Word ‘Terror’ Because ‘One Man’s Terrorist Is Another Man’s Freedom Fighter’

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According to The Daily Mail, the BBC plans to ask reporters not to use the word ‘terror’ when describing a terror attack. They can, however, use the word if they are quoting someone else. A senior BBC official told the newspaper that, “It boils down to that phrase, ‘One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.’”

This new rule for reporters will go into effect when the BBC publishes their new editorial guidelines shortly.

This is reminiscent of Obama’s Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s reference to “terrorist attacks” as “man-made disasters.”

Instead, The Daily Mail reports, “they will refer to terror attacks by naming specific details, such as the location and the method of slaughter used. Reporters would describe them as the London Bridge van attack or the Manchester Arena bomb attack instead.”

Not everyone is on board with this bow to political correctness and, understandably, MPs and others have “accused the broadcaster of ‘failing in its public service duty.’”
Former Home Office advisor and chief executive of the Think Tank Civitas David Green said:

If they don’t want to use that [the word terror] then they’re failing in their public service duty which is to be clear and accurate.

I think there is a common usage, which has some recognition in law, which if you use attempted killing or injury to a political objective, then that’s terrorism.

It would be misleading not to say that these are terrorist episodes if they are attempts to advance a political or ideological cause through violence.

The Christchurch one [in New Zealand] was someone a bit wacky but he was trying to make a political point, and all the Islamist episodes are aimed at a political outcome.

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen said, “They are terrorists and these are terror attacks. The BBC should not try to sanitise the behaviour of terrorists by not calling it out.”

A BBC source said, “bosses are eager to report terror attacks consistently, regardless of the terrorists’ political ideology. But instead of branding them all as terror attacks and risk accusations of bias, it wants to avoid the word altogether.” He added, “Our question is, ‘Is Darren Osborne [who was behind the Finsbury Park terror attack] a terrorist?’ He is being motivated by far-right thinking, in the same way as the guys in the attack on London Bridge. Consistency will be the key.”

Needless to say, many BBC reporters are unhappy by this latest request. One said, “The end result is a desire to squeeze the word terror out altogether, which many people think is nuts.”
The BBC guidelines currently tell reporters not to use the words “terrorist” or “terrorism.” These words were banned during the time of the IRA bombings.

The guidelines state: “Terrorism is a difficult and emotive subject with significant political overtones. Presenters use the words “militant” or “jihadists” as substitutes.”

The BBC was criticized for referring to the Christchurch, New Zealand “terror attack” in March as the Christchurch shooting.” Facing disapproval over this characterization of the incident, BBC News editorial director Kamal Ahmed said, “There is no agreed definition of what a terrorist is. There was no ban on any expression.”

When jihadists conspire to kill innocent civilians to make a statement, that is an act of terrorism. The perpetrators are terrorists and nobody should be worried about offending them or those who sympathize with them. And to pretend otherwise is a great disservice to their readers and listeners.

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Kamala Harris Says Her DOJ Will Prosecute Trump for Obstruction of Justice

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Can someone remind me of the rules, again? I was under the impression, as shown by the breathless coverage of Donald Trump, that a President should never push his/her DOJ to prosecute someone, especially not a political opponent.

I guess things change quickly depending on who’s saying it.

We saw this last week when the media said absolutely nothing about Nancy Pelosi saying she wants to see Trump in prison. That wouldn’t be much of a story (as I’m not much for feigning outrage over political jabs) if the media and Democrats hadn’t lost their minds so thoroughly at Republican suggestions that Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted.

Lagging 2020 candidate Kamala Harris is now getting in on the act.

“I believe that they would have no choice and that they should, yes,” Harris told the NPR Politics Podcast, pointing to the 10 instances of possible obstruction that former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report detailed without making a determination as to whether or not the episodes amounted to criminal conduct.

“There has to be accountability,” Harris added. “I mean look, people might, you know, question why I became a prosecutor. Well, I’ll tell you one of the reasons — I believe there should be accountability. Everyone should be held accountable, and the president is not above the law.”

Well, except if you are Jessie Smollett or Kim Foxx, then you can break the law without comment from Kamala Harris (who has personal relationships with both).

That above quote is mostly bluster, which is something Harris has become good at. You see, she’s a tough prosecutor and only she can bring the weight of justice down on Trump’s head. In reality, the last thing any new President is going to want is the distraction of trying to bring nonsense charges against the former President. By that point, she’ll have already gotten what she wants out of the far-left and will have no reason to risk her re-election prospects with blatant lawfare.

There’s also the fact that there’s no case against Trump because thinking about doing something he had the constitutional authority to do is in fact not obstruction of justice. Crazy, I know.

This entire sequence from Harris just comes off flat. She’s trying to make her case a little bit too hard and it seems desperate. Her charisma ranks somewhere between Howard Dean and Kirtsen Gillibrand, which is to say that it’s not very high and she’s painfully awkward in live interviews.

The media’s lack of reaction and even their promoting of comments like this is probably the bigger story. We’ve been told for years that suggesting a political rival be locked up is out of bounds and disgraceful. Yet, the moment Democrats start doing it, the media perk up and tell us we should all take it very seriously. It’s comedically inconsistent and their lack of condemnation now that it’s a Democrat doing the talking is blatantly political.

By the way, that’s NPR doing the interview above, so congrats to your tax dollars for making it happen.

In the end, what Harris is saying isn’t going to be relevant because she won’t win. But it’s worth pointing out the ridiculous level of hypocrisy emanating from the media and Democrats over this topic.

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Tim Allen Is Being Labeled As a Racist After Doing Nothing Racist at All

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The creator and star of “Last Man Standing” is now being labeled a racist for…well…we’re not sure.

Tim Allen, an openly right-leaning successful TV celebrity is making the press rounds for the newest Toy Story movie with his co-star Tom Hanks, and one of those stops involved an interview with The All-Mighty Xilla Valentine. Valentine wanted to know how the duo play Spades.

Hanks knows how to play spades, however, Allen did not and expressed that he had no idea what Hanks and Valentine were talking about, and dryly made comments about going to get coffee.

According to Twitchy, people are expressing that this is solid proof that Allen hates black people.

Oh, but wait. It’s not that Tim Allen doesn’t know how to play spades now. In the middle of trying to peg Allen as a racist for not knowing how to play a card game, someone found something that Tim Allen had said that really exposed him as a true racist.

Allen had attempted to reason that saying the “n-word” shouldn’t be considered as a bad thing coming out of his mouth as the intent is not at all racist.

Allen’s point is clear. If the word isn’t being used as a way to denigrate a black person, then its use shouldn’t matter all that much to anyone. To his point, it’s certainly used enough for all sorts of reasons, and it only seems to make people angry when it’s used by certain people. They don’t even have to be white for it to be wrong, as plenty of white comedians say it with no blowback.

Allen, however, is right-leaning, and so it’s racist.

Here’s the problem. Allen’s comments on the “n-word” weren’t something said recently. This quote of his is six years old.

So let’s break this down. Other comedians can say it on stage to little or no blowback. The Governor of Virginia can do blackface and his controversy will fizzle out quickly. White celebrities can literally promote the idea of killing off black babies in the womb because they’ll just grow up to be criminals anyway.

But Tim Allen is a racist because he doesn’t know how to play spades and six years ago he tried to reason that saying the “n-word” in certain contexts isn’t bad, as society has actually proved him right on.

The word “racism” has lost all meaning now.

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Video: Rep. Katie Porter Ghoulishly Explains to “Squishy” Bill Maher His Mom Had the Right to Abort Him

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I’m not so sure what was worse about Rep. Katie Porter’s (D-CA-45) appearance on Bill Maher’s show Saturday night:

Her casually ghoulish explanation to Maher about how his mother had the right to abort him, or the audience’s and panel’s uproarious laughter that followed.

The Hill recaps what went down on the Saturday edition of HBO‘s “Real Time”:

Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) drew laughs from the audience while defending a woman’s right to choose Saturday night, after Real Time host Bill Maher joked about being “squishy” on his “pro-choice” views.

“They told my mother after my sister, very difficult birth, she shouldn’t have another one. So knowing I could’ve been on the cutting room floor…why is that so terrible?” Maher said.

Porter quipped back at the comedian: “Your mom made her choice, and we’re all here with the consequences of that choice.”

“I just want to say God bless Ms. Maher, God bless her for having you. I’m sure it wasn’t easy,” Porter said, adding the point is “she made her choice.”

Watch video of the disturbing exchange below:

Instead of being shocked at Porter’s remarks – where she told the host of the show who invited her on that it would have been ok if his mother had terminated his unborn life, an assorted variety of left wingers, commentators, and even Democratic politicians praised Porter’s “owning” and “roasting” of Maher on the abortion issue.

Porter herself was obviously extremely proud of the clip, because not only did she tweet it out and add additional comments to it, but her profile picture is now an image of her from the show:

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Source: Twitter screen grab.

If Maher really would have been on his toes, he would have asked Maher if she’d have been ok with her mother aborting her. Militant pro-aborts really hate it when you ask that question, and usually try and dodge it by saying we “shouldn’t engage in hypotheticals” – even though hypotheticals are hallmarks of their justification for abortion on demand.

That Porter’s callous remarks were so well-received by members of her Democratic pro-abortion tribe just goes to show how deeply seeped into the American conscience the “right” to kill an unborn child actually is, and how much work the pro-life community still has to do to overcome it.

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Probably Not A Good Idea To Question Dan Crenshaw’s Patriotism

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Texas GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw has been on a tear almost since his first day in Congress, and it’s pleasantly refreshing to watch someone brook no nonsense and do it all with a sense of humor, which he generally displays.

However, if you’re going to question the patriotism of a man who was a Navy SEAL for 10 years, served 3 tours of duty, lost an eye in the process, and then ran and won a seat in the House of Representatives, you may be going the right way for a smackdown.

To his credit, Crenshaw is likely capable of inflicting much worse, but he was relatively gentle on New York Times contributing op-ed writer Wajahat Ali.

“Anytime a Republican says they are ‘patriots’ ask them if they voted to fund the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. You know who’s for it? Ilhan Omar,” Ali wrote. “You know who hasn’t sponsored it? Dan Crenshaw. @DanCrenshawTX, I hope you do the right thing. If not, why aren’t you?”

The tweet has since been deleted, but was saved by Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra:

It’s getting increasingly weird out there. Efforts to try to make people like Omar seem more patriotic (she has only her own words to blame) have people questioning the indisputable patriotism of people like Crenshaw to the point they’re outright willing to lie or just forgo a sacred part of their jobs as journalists, i.e. confirmation of information.

Ali, to his credit, followed up with this:

But he still couldn’t resist slamming people who had tried to correct him by painting them all with the broad “alternative facts” brush.

Just admit your mistake, apologize, and leave it there, “journalist”.

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New Quinnipiac Poll Shows Top Six Democratic Candidates Defeating Trump, Biden Leads By 13 Points

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Democrats could barely contain their excitement as they gleefully reported the results of the new Quinnipiac Presidential Poll. It showed Joe Biden ahead of President Trump by “landslide proportions” and top Democrats ahead of him as well. Sanders beat Trump by 9 points, Harris by 8, Warren by 7, and Buttigieg and Booker both ahead of the President by 5.

Biden was ahead of Trump in nearly every category. Women chose Biden by a margin of 60-34 per cent; men 47-46; black voters 85-12; Hispanics, 58-33; Democrats, 95-3 and Independents, 58-28.

Trump was ahead of Biden by a 91-6 per cent margin and, among white voters, by a 47-46 per cent margin.

Complete polling results can be viewed here.

We are 17 months away from the election. At this point in the 2016 election season, polls showed Hillary Clinton ahead of Trump by huge margins. Real Clear Politics shows three major polls that were taken at this point:

A Quinnipiac poll taken between 5/19/15-5/26/15 had Clinton winning by 18 points. Fox News had Clinton on top by 17 and a CNN/ORC poll conducted between 6/26/15 and 6/28/15 had Clinton ahead by a whopping 24 points.

An Associated Press poll published on 10/25/16, two weeks before the election, gave the race to Clinton by 13 points, the same margin that Quinnipiac gives to Biden today, a year and a half out.

Aside from that, there are others reasons for skepticism.

The Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein finds the result which shows Trump ahead of Biden by just one point to be an oddity. Klein writes:

In 2016, Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 20 points among white voters — and this was not unheard of. Mitt Romney beat the Obama-Biden ticket by 20 points among whites in 2012, and John McCain won whites by 12 points in 2008…George W. Bush beat Al Gore by 13 points among whites in 2000, despite Gore being a southern white male Democrat.

Not since 1996, when Bill Clinton came within two points of Bob Dole, has any Democrat come within single digits among whites.

Klein says that “if Democrats win, it will be because of some combination of the nominee boosting performance among minority voters and/or eating into Trump’s softer support among white voters. But they are unlikely to win by cutting into his edge among whites by as much as this poll would indicate.”

The gaffe-prone Biden never managed to break into the top tier of candidates in either of his previous runs. Newt Gingrich sums it up best:

Biden has always been a weak, self-destructive candidate and he is still a weak, self-destructive candidate. From defending the Chinese, to sniffing people’s hair, to plagiarizing others, there is a “Bidenness” that plagued his first two campaigns for president and will probably destroy this one.

The former vice-president has felt the need to abandon many of his more “centrist” positions to compete with the far-left field of Democratic candidates. The most striking example was Biden’s flip flop on the Hyde Amendment. “After a few days of pressure, Biden caved to the left. A lifetime career of citing his Catholicism was washed away by the radical left in less than a week.”

As the other Democratic candidates have lurched to the left, Biden has felt the need to change his positions, ones he has held over his long political career.

He also faces other strong headwinds. His son’s business dealings with China and the Ukraine will continue to be a challenge for Biden.

His threat to withhold aid to Ukraine until they fired the official who was about to investigate his son will require some explanation. Biden is shown on video bragging to an audience about having issued an ultimatum to the Ukraine government that if a particular official wasn’t fired by the time he left the country (in the next six hours), he would withhold U.S. aid. That will be a tough one to explain in a debate.

On Tuesday, he told supporters that Trump represents an “existential threat” to the U.S.  This nebulous statement is very serious and Biden provided no substance to back it up. We’re still here. The economy is booming Joe and Trump has a long list of accomplishments to tout. Yet he represents an existential threat. Just like every other liberal, Biden can’t come up with a specific crime the President has committed or an action which has endangered the U.S.

In the meantime, the Attorney General’s investigation, led by John Durham, is underway and will most likely unearth some uncomfortable and inconvenient truths about the activities of the Obama administration. And we know for a fact that Biden was a participant in all of the Russian collusion meetings which were so secretive that Obama officials cut the video feed in the Situation Room to maintain privacy. What was up?

Finally, Biden’s age will be an factor. He lacks both the mental and physical stamina he once had. Although Trump is not much younger, he is tireless as President and as a campaigner.

Sorry pollsters, I just don’t believe these numbers.

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Rumors Swirl that the Dallas Police Chief Is On the Chopping Block After Soaring Murder Rate

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The pressure is increasing on Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall after the murder rate in Dallas is set to reach horrific heights after a decade, and now there are rumors that Hall may be forced out of the position of Chief soon enough.

According to the Dallas Observer, many problems plague the Dallas Police Department. It’s woefully short staffed, it can’t get officers to stick around, and Hall reportedly has her priorities in the wrong place. All of this has caused some to believe that the Chief may be all but done at the department:

A number of people close to or in the police department think getting rid of Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall is an important step toward stemming the catastrophic rise in murders and violent crime in Dallas. I’m not sure I fully understand the anti-Hall animus — always seemed OK to me — but one way or another her days probably are numbered here. It’s really just a question of who does the numbering.

Hall also has a take on crime that many did not like. During a press Q&A, Hall mentioned that crime in Dallas is due to the fact that criminals get out of prison and upon not being able to get a job, turn to crime.

This created a massive amount of backlash, and Hall semi-walked it back in a tweet.

“Today my point was simple,” she Tweeted. “there is no excuse for crime. Crime in general, however, is on the rise in Dallas for many reasons. One of them being the lack of opportunity. In no way, am I using that as an excuse to commit a crime. However, we have to work together as a community to remain vigilant and proactive. I’ve asked our pastoral community, as a beginning, to develop ways to teach people how to resolve disputes without violence and find opportunities without resorting to crime.”

This response did not make Hall look at all competent as she essentially says that their is no excuse for crime and then proceeded to give excuses as to why crime is committed. While she’s not entirely wrong — joblessness after years in prison does drive people to crime and increases recidivism rates — Hall has made it very easy to go back to crime.

As I covered on Tuesday, insiders at the DPD have let us in on how Hall handles crimes, making it seem as if they’re being dealt with when really they’re not. This includes putting high-priority calls into the inboxes of supervising officers so it appears they’re being dealt with when, in fact, the officer is typically waiting around for other officers to become available to answer the call. Due to the low amount of officers available, he could be waiting anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

Another source told RedState that Hall dissolved the Vice department and that things like drug trafficking and prostitution essentially get a simple citation instead of an arrest now. Combine that with the fact that the DA has now no interest in prosecuting thefts that cost under $250 and you’ve got yourself a haven from criminals.

From the sound of it, there’s very little separating Hall and her firing except for red tape if that’s the way the Dallas Mayor would choose to go. Onlookers, however, are smelling blood in the water.

 

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