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The NBA Isn’t Caving to China’s Not-So-Subtle Hint that It Should Censor Players and Coaches

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Lately, China has gotten a bit big for its britches when it comes to its views on America’s free speech and punishing those who practice it against China. As a result, many companies have begun kowtowing to the Chinese in an effort to stay in its totalitarian government’s good graces and reap the financial reward.

Recently, three American institutions have run afoul of the Chinese government, and responses have run the gauntlet.

One of these is the NBA, which had come into controversy with China when the coach of the Houston Rockets tweeted out his support for the Hong Kong protesters against China.

Immediately, the owner of the Houston Rockets, Tilman Fertitta, made it clear that Morey doesn’t speak for the Houston Rockets and that the basketball team is not a political organization.

And fair enough. Sports teams should stay absolutely apolitical, but Fertitta’s statement was made with the intention to appease a dictatorial nation against his own coach who tweeted out support for a movement that has sprung up that promotes freedom.

Morey deleted his tweet and essentially bent over backward to make sure the Chinese market was “appreciated.”

China issued a statement which doesn’t so subtly hint that the NBA should do something to make sure statements against China are never heard again according to The Hollywood Reporter:

In a news briefing in Beijing on Tuesday, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said, “These foreign teams should know the opinions of China’s citizens, or it will not work,” according to local reports. He also said that the NBA “knows what it needs to do,” seeming to suggest some kind of punishment of Morey or a more effusive apology was in order.

China censored two broadcasts of NBA preseason games in direct response to Morey’s tweet as a warning shot to the NBA that it would do better to take its advice and silence those under its umbrella when it comes to matters in China. They also noted that they were going to “immediately investigate all cooperation and exchanges involving the NBA.”

The NBA apparently isn’t going to give China what it wants, however.

Issuing a statement, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said noted that China and America have two different ways of conducting themselves from within their culture, but ultimately the NBA will stick with the American values of free speech according to THR.

“It is inevitable that people around the world – including from America and China – will have different viewpoints over different issues. It is not the role of the NBA to adjudicate those differences,” said Silver.

“However, the NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say on these issues. We simply could not operate that way,” the statement continued.

The NBA is right to take this route. China has been taking its imposition to censor American enterprises to new levels, threatening that not doing so would cause the totalitarian government to ban their product within China and cause them to miss out on the billions of dollars it can afford them.

Two other instances have recently gotten the public’s attention in this regard, and we’ve seen complete opposites in terms of reactions.

The show South Park actively pointed out the ridiculous censorship imposed on American companies by China in order to maintain a position in its market. China responded by banning any trace of South Park from its television and internet. Not to be intimidated, South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker issued a middle finger of an apology to China.

(READ: South Park Creators Matt Stone And Trey Parker Gave China The “Apology” It Deserves)

Blizzard Entertainment, the popular video game maker, also ran afoul of Chinese censors when one of its E-Sports championship contenders in the game “Hearthstone” publicly made a statement that supported the Hong Kong protesters during a post-victory interview.

Blizzard proactively suspended the player, took away any cash winnings he had accumulated, and even fired the two newscasters that were conducting the interview.

(READ: Blizzard Entertainment Suspends Player From Championships After He Voices Support For Hong Kong Protests)

As you can see, South Park sided with freedom while Blizzard cowered at the mere threat of censorship.

Both South Park and the NBA are right to tell China that it won’t cave to its censorship requirements, as doing so will effectively put many businesses at the whim of the Chinese government. Themes, philosophies, and pretty much anything that runs contrary to the Chinese government’s hold on the people will be silenced here on American shores where we celebrate freedom.

We can’t have that.

In truth, many companies should be taking South Park’s route and telling China that it’s not only not going to prevent Americans from practicing free speech, but that its philosophies of censorship and tyranny are asinine.

Our culture cannot be ruled by China. That is one of the slipperiest slopes you could ever set foot on.

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Lindsey Graham To Investigate Joe Biden and the Democrats Would Pay Good Money To Keep His Main Witness Anonymous

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Count me among the people who see more good than bad in President Trump requesting the Ukraine president to investigate Joe Biden’s involvement in suppressing allegations of corruption involving his son, noted philandering cokehead Hunter Biden, and the major privately (by that I mean oligarch) held natural gas company in Ukraine, Burisma. But if it is possibly improper for a president to ask another president to investigate corruption, then we need to look at the entire context including whether it is improper for a vice president to demand that another nation leave is kid alone.

Thanks to Lindsey Graham, we will be getting that context and some must-see television. Because where the Democrats are insisting that their star “witness” (if a rumor-monger can be classified as a witness) anonymous, Graham’s first witness will be anything but reticent about publicity.

Just some thoughts on this. First, I have zero doubts that whatever legitimate motives Biden had in interfering in the domestic politics of another nation by threatening to withhold military aid despite them being under assault by Russia (remember RUSSIA IS NOT OUR FRIEND!!1!!!11!!!1!), a significant reason for him doing so is that Joe Biden is a grifter and he knows his son is a grifter, too. But while Joe Biden has always been somewhat measured and discreet in his graft and grift, Hunter Biden has no discernible sense of boundaries or proportion.

Secondly, the Democrats are trying to build a mystique about their “witness” by hiding him and you can bet they will leak parts of his testimony designed to bolster their case just as they did with the Volker testimony. Having a full blown investigation into Joe Biden’s actions is not going to make him look good. It isn’t going to make Nancy Pelosi’s son look good. It isn’t going to make Mitt Romney look good because Romney’s long time “foreign policy adviser,” former CIA official Cofer Black, is now on the board of Burisma, too.

Which of these events is going to get media attention. The secret hearing? Or the one with Rudy Giuliani hurling his patented mixture of truth, innuendo, and sheer bullsh**?

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White House Tells Adam Schiff to Pound Sand, Won’t Let Gordon Sondland Testify

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A bit of news this morning, as the scheduled testimony of Gordon Sondland has been called off by the White House. The State Department ordered him not to appear and his lawyers have commented that they are bound to follow that order.

If you are wondering who Gordon Sondland is, he’s at the center of a string of text messages, which Adam Schiff cherry-picked and released to the public. You can read some of them here. After a day of breathless supposition that Trump was finished, it was revealed that Bill Taylor (an Obama holdover and the other major player in the messages) got his assumptions about a quid pro quo from a Politico article, not from actual knowledge.

Never one to stop ramming his head into a wall, Schiff called Sondland to testify on the matter.

The White House has given their answer: Take a long walk off a short pier.

This is a move I’ve been stumping for over the past month, not with Sondland specifically, but with the current “impeachment inquiry” in general. There is no actual impeachment investigation. It doesn’t exist and has not been voted on. All that’s actually going on is another committee investigation dressed up by Democrats and the media to be something it’s not.

Here was Adam Schiff’s response.

Nope. Until this clown votes on impeachment and we see the rules of an investigation passed by popular vote, there can be no “obstruction” by claiming executive privilege. President Trump has zero obligation to play this game, especially when Republicans are being purposely frozen out of the process.

For their part, the White House has made it clear they aren’t going to play ball just because Schiff and Pelosi decree something.

Some Republicans still can’t quite grasp what’s going on here and that they can’t win by just giving Schiff what he wants.

High ground? The media were going to do exactly what was done with Volker’s testimony, which is receive selective leaks and use it to bash the GOP over the head with while ignoring the later context that comes out. The right move here is not to hand Schiff the ball and hope he doesn’t throw a strike. It’s to not play the game at all.

Want to talk to Sondland? Vote on impeachment. Until then, the Democrats can go pound sand.

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Seattle Public Education Posts Its White-Privilege ‘Math Ethnic Studies Framework,’ and It Just May Blow Your Mind

 

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Does wokeness not add up to you?

If you think 2 + 2 = 4, you might just be a sick oppressive b*st*rd.

As reported by The American Conservative, the Seattle public school system is teaching kids that math is more than numbers and objective reality. It’s also about, well, I’ll let the curriculum tell you.

The AC’s article links to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction site, which lists its mission as follows:

The goal of Washington’s K–12 education system is to prepare every student for post-secondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement. Led by Superintendent Chris Reykdal, OSPI is the primary agency charged with overseeing public K–12 education in Washington state. Working with the state’s 295 public school districts and 6 state-tribal education compact schools, OSPI allocates funding and provides tools, resources, and technical assistance so every student in Washington is provided a high-quality public education.

And how do they “prepare” students?

A “K-12 Math Ethnic Studies Framework” curriculum page posted in August reveals that it covers “Origins, Identity, and Agency,” defined as the following:

Origins, Identity and Agency, as defined by ethnic studies, is the ways in which we view ourselves as mathematicians and members of broader mathematical communities. Mathematical theory and application is rooted in the ancient histories of people and empires of color. All human endeavors include mathematical thinking; from humanities to the arts to the sciences.

Or, as MyNorthwest puts it, the syllabus “explains math as a racist study used to oppress students — and if you correct a student’s faulty math logic, you’re guilty.”

Another theme of the outline — Power and Oppression:

Power and oppression, as defined by ethnic studies, are the ways in which individuals and groups define mathematical knowledge so as to see “Western” mathematics as the only legitimate expression of mathematical identity and intelligence. This definition of legitimacy is then used to disenfranchise people and communities of color. This erases the historical contributions of people and communities of color.

Here are the theme’s “learning targets”:

  • SWBAT analyze the ways in which ancient mathematical knowledge has been appropriated by Western culture.
  • SWBAT identify how the development of mathematics has been erased from learning in school.
  •  SWBAT identify how math has been and continues to be used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color.
  • SWBAT explain how math and technology and/or science are connected and how technology and/or science have been and continues to be used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color.
  • SWBAT critique systems of power that deny access to mathematical knowledge to people and communities of color.
  • SWBAT identify the inherent inequities of the standardized testing system used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color.
  • SWBAT explain how math has been used to exploit natural resources.
  • SWBAT explain how math dictates economic oppression.

The theme of History of Resistance and Liberation, which explores “the stories, places, and people who helped liberate people and communities of color using math, engineering, and technology,” offers more of the same.

Finally, the curriculum’s Reflection and Action theme celebrates “a sense of advocacy, empowerment, and action in the students that creates internal motivation to engage in and contribute to their identities as mathematicians. Students will be confident in their ability to construct & decode mathematical knowledge, truth, and beauty so they can contribute to their experiences and the experiences of people in their community.”

This isn’t Seattle’s first move toward UltraWoke education. In 2006, as relayed by Seattle Weekly, the school system declared an official definition of racism to teach students:

The systematic subordination of members of targeted racial groups who have relatively little social power in the United States (Blacks, Latinos/as, Native Americans, and Asians), by members of the agent racial group who have relatively more social power (Whites). The subordination is supported by the actions of individuals, cultural norms and values, and the institutional structures and practices of society.

So there ya go.

If you wanna get educated these days, you gotta go way beyond reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic.  Or, possibly, around them.

When it comes to math, you’re never going to get there ’til you realize White = Evil.

-ALEX

 

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Seattle Public Education Posts Its White-Privilege ‘Math Ethnic Studies Framework,’ and It Just May Blow Your Mind

 

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Does wokeness not add up to you?

If you think 2 + 2 = 4, you might just be a sick oppressive b*st*rd.

As reported by The American Conservative, the Seattle public school system is teaching kids that math is more than numbers and objective reality. It’s also about, well, I’ll let the curriculum tell you.

The AC’s article links to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction site, which lists its mission as follows:

The goal of Washington’s K–12 education system is to prepare every student for post-secondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement. Led by Superintendent Chris Reykdal, OSPI is the primary agency charged with overseeing public K–12 education in Washington state. Working with the state’s 295 public school districts and 6 state-tribal education compact schools, OSPI allocates funding and provides tools, resources, and technical assistance so every student in Washington is provided a high-quality public education.

And how do they “prepare” students?

A “K-12 Math Ethnic Studies Framework” curriculum page posted in August reveals that it covers “Origins, Identity, and Agency,” defined as the following:

Origins, Identity and Agency, as defined by ethnic studies, is the ways in which we view ourselves as mathematicians and members of broader mathematical communities. Mathematical theory and application is rooted in the ancient histories of people and empires of color. All human endeavors include mathematical thinking; from humanities to the arts to the sciences.

Or, as MyNorthwest puts it, the syllabus “explains math as a racist study used to oppress students — and if you correct a student’s faulty math logic, you’re guilty.”

Another theme of the outline — Power and Oppression:

Power and oppression, as defined by ethnic studies, are the ways in which individuals and groups define mathematical knowledge so as to see “Western” mathematics as the only legitimate expression of mathematical identity and intelligence. This definition of legitimacy is then used to disenfranchise people and communities of color. This erases the historical contributions of people and communities of color.

Here are the theme’s “learning targets”:

  • SWBAT analyze the ways in which ancient mathematical knowledge has been appropriated by Western culture.
  • SWBAT identify how the development of mathematics has been erased from learning in school.
  •  SWBAT identify how math has been and continues to be used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color.
  • SWBAT explain how math and technology and/or science are connected and how technology and/or science have been and continues to be used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color.
  • SWBAT critique systems of power that deny access to mathematical knowledge to people and communities of color.
  • SWBAT identify the inherent inequities of the standardized testing system used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color.
  • SWBAT explain how math has been used to exploit natural resources.
  • SWBAT explain how math dictates economic oppression.

The theme of History of Resistance and Liberation, which explores “the stories, places, and people who helped liberate people and communities of color using math, engineering, and technology,” offers more of the same.

Finally, the curriculum’s Reflection and Action theme celebrates “a sense of advocacy, empowerment, and action in the students that creates internal motivation to engage in and contribute to their identities as mathematicians. Students will be confident in their ability to construct & decode mathematical knowledge, truth, and beauty so they can contribute to their experiences and the experiences of people in their community.”

This isn’t Seattle’s first move toward UltraWoke education. In 2006, as relayed by Seattle Weekly, the school system declared an official definition of racism to teach students:

The systematic subordination of members of targeted racial groups who have relatively little social power in the United States (Blacks, Latinos/as, Native Americans, and Asians), by members of the agent racial group who have relatively more social power (Whites). The subordination is supported by the actions of individuals, cultural norms and values, and the institutional structures and practices of society.

So there ya go.

If you wanna get educated these days, you gotta go way beyond reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic.  Or, possibly, around them.

When it comes to math, you’re never going to get there ’til you realize White = Evil.

-ALEX

 

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And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

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Democrats Considering Hiding the Identity of Whistleblower From the GOP, Changing His Appearance, Voice

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Just when you think Democrats can’t be any more manipulative about the process of impeachment against President Donald Trump, they manage to go even lower.

First, Democrats ‘launched’ an impeachment inquiry simply by the proclamation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) without holding a full floor vote to open an inquiry as has been the process previously. So the process doesn’t even have the sanction of a Congressional vote.

Second, as we reported yesterday, Democrats have been holding hearings, questioning people in secret and they plan on doing that this week as well. So there’s absolutely no transparency to the process and no one can see what is actually being said and Democrats get to frame (read: leak selectively) whatever they want to frame the case. (READ: Democrats Trying to Impeach Trump in Secret Hearings)

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has argued it’s necessary to maintain the identity of the whistleblower. So are they intent upon trying to impeach the president without even identifying who the person is so that the person’s story can be adequately cross-examined?

Apparently so because now the word is that they don’t even intend on telling their Republican colleagues who the person is or even allowing them to question the whistleblower.

From The Hill:

Democrats are going to great lengths to hide the whistleblower’s identity out of fear the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee could leak their identity, according to The Washington Post, which cited three people familiar with the discussions.

Democrats are considering holding testimony outside the Capitol as well as a staff-only session that would bar lawmakers from questioning the whistleblower, according to the Post.

Democrats are also weighing options to distort the whistleblower’s appearance and voice, including through a video camera or audio-only testimony or by placing the person behind a screen, the Post reported.

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) blasted the lack of transparency and secrecy by the Democrats.

Are we a banana republic or do we operate according to the Constitution? This is insane.

‘Democracy’ isn’t dying in the darkness, our republic is being assaulted in broad daylight by this effort of the Democrats.

Democrats’ argument for secrecy is especially ironic given the multiple leaks out of Adam Schiff’s committee directly to media that always seemed against the president during the Russia probe.

As Scalise notes, what are they hiding? Do they not want the GOP to know who the person is because that might be revelatory of bias? Fox’s Catherine Herridge has already reported that not only is the person a registered Democrat which by itself might not be a big thing, but also a prior work history with a current, prominent Democratic politician.

Time to end the charade.

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Abby Huntsman on ‘The View’: Trump and Crew’s ‘Campaign of Confusion’ Will Sucker the Careless Dolts Who Support Him

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[Screenshot from TheDC Shorts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX4_74j49Hs]

 

How might that hideous monstrosity, The Donald, get re-elected?

The View’s Abby Huntsman may be on to the scent of just such a way of wizardry: confusion.

On the show Monday, the talkfesters discussed the emergence of a second whistleblower amid the hubbub of Trump’s alleged extortion via Alexander Graham Bell.

Co-host Sunny Hostin asserted the President’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky regarding the Biden family was likely heard firsthand by whistler #2:

“[The second whistle-blower is very important because that person apparently has firsthand knowledge of the phone call so, that implies that that person was on the call.”

Are people going to care? Abby — who’s from Philadelphia — realizes a Big Apple TV studio ain’t America:

“But here’s what I would say, and I was talking to friends at home, and I realize the way we talk about it in these studios in New York City is oftentimes different than how people are feeling about it. And I’m now convinced he’s probably going to win re-election. I do.”


Luckily for the President, I guess, people are dumb:

“I think that what they’re doing right now is a campaign of confusion which, frankly, they’re very good at doing. I think they are very clever because there’s no way to dig out of this hole. And they know that, so what they’re saying is ‘Let’s try and confuse the American people.’”

And everybody knows how Trump supporters are — they’re knee-jerking to their hatred of them-there medias:

“They will always have, they will always have a forty percent support base. People that can’t stand the media, that can’t stand the liberals, and so if they go out there and the Trump loyals say, ‘Look, this was a joke all along. It was actually Ukraine that interfered in the elections,’ people are going to believe what they want to hear. People will believe what they want to hear.”

Joy Behar added, “They don’t care.”

That’s the reality, Abby noted:

“Look, I find this, I find this serious, but I also think we need to live in reality and where we are, and there are some people that will let this slide.”

Plus, Trump’s super good at sociopathically trickin’ those dipsticks. Joy said it:

“It’s very easy to muddy the waters and obfuscate when you are shameless and a liar.”

For at least some in Congress supporting the President, it’s all about dishonesty and cowardice:

“They’re shameless, and they’re lying. Just watch (Ohio Rep.) Jim Jordan, watch (Wisconsin Sen.) Ron Johnson. These people are shameless. They’re cowards.”

People certainly are confused. Trump isn’t even American, for Pete’s sake:

“They’re sticking behind somebody that they know is unpatriotic, that is not American, and they’re doing it anyway.

So watch out, y’all dummies — the Commander-in-Chief’s idiotic appeal is coming to an empty skull near — or inside — you:

“So go ahead, keep lying and muddy the waters, and see how dumb Americans are. That’s what they’re trying to do.”

Now that you’ve been tipped off, maybe you can avoid being suckered.

So lay back, relax, and smartly welcome President Elizabeth Warren.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article:

Joy Behar Knows: If The Hurricane Had Hit A Country Full Of Only White People, Trump Would Let Them All Come Here

Amid Absolute Absurdity, Thursday’s Debate Spotlighted America As A Shining City Upon A Hill

The Fight Continues: Arnold Schwarzenegger Claims President Trump Is In Love With Him

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Video: Liberal Comedian Teaches Twitter Mob a Lesson After Criticism for Being Friends With President Bush

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Comedian Ellen DeGeneres was at the Green Bay Packers/Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday at the invitation of Charlotte Jones, the daughter of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

During the game, the cameras panned to Jones’ suite and showed DeGeneres seated next to former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush:

Here’s video of them standing for the national anthem:

Predictably, the liberal Twitter fauxtrage mob was incensed that a gay liberal like Ellen DeGeneres would stoop so low as to sit next to a conservative Republican like Bush. Some of the tweets have since been deleted, but Vox’s Aaron Rupar was one of those who said it was a “bad look” for Ellen and her wife Portia de Rossi to sit next to Bush:

Here are some others who were none too pleased with the seating arrangements:

DeGeneres, who has had Bush and some of his family members on her television show in the past, was not interested in playing the shame game. Here’s what she said Monday on her show in response to the haters:

“People were upset,” DeGeneres said. “They thought, why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president?… A lot of people were mad. And they did what people do when they’re mad… they tweet.”
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“Here’s the thing: I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have,” DeGeneres continued. “We’re all different and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s okay that we’re all different… but just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be friends with them.”
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“When I say, ‘Be kind to one another,’ I don’t mean only the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. Doesn’t matter.”

Watch the segment below:

Having the ability to break bread with someone you disagree with politically isn’t the end of the world. In fact, it could lead to changed minds depending on the types of conversations you may have. At the very least, it could lead to the other person at least being able to understand someone’s point of view from a different perspective, even if they still end up disagreeing with it.

In the rough and tumble of politics, there’s nothing wrong with fighting tooth and nail for what you believe. There’s also nothing wrong with being able to share a beer with your political opponents at the end of the day. Because although there are indeed people in positions of power who do not have the best interests of our country at heart, not everyone you disagree with is The Enemy.

That was Ellen’s lesson and though I disagree with her more often than not, I applaud her for pointing this out.

By the way, the Packers won 34-24.

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Minneapolis’s Radical Left Mayor Tries to Shut Down a Trump Campaign Rally

On Thursday, President Trump is due to give a rally in Minneapolis, MN. The venue has a rated capacity of over 19,000 and it is expected to be packed. And there will be another 20,000 slobbering, baying lunatics out in the streets protesting.

A coalition of groups has announced it will be protesting against President Donald Trump’s visit to Minneapolis, Minnesota, as he continues his 2020 re-election campaign.

Members from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Anti-War Committee, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union will hold demonstrate against Trump’s political rally in a protest at the Target Center from 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10.

In a press conference announcing the protest, Kent Mori, spokesman for the Anti-War Committee, encouraged others to join the coalition in order to “protest Trump and his racist policies.”

“The Anti War Committee have been fighting Trump’s provocations since before he was even president, when he came down the escalator and made his first racist announcement about our brothers and sisters across the border in Mexico,” Mori added.

“He clearly signaled what he was going to do vis-à-vis the border wall and the concentration camps at the border with kids in cages.”

Shane Clune, an AFSCME member, said they will be protesting against Trump because he is an “enemy of the unions” and an “enemy of the working class.”

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Just two observations. First, it is ironic that the “Anti-War Committee” would be protesting a guy who has done more to scale back American military interventions abroad than any American president since possibly Dwight Eisenhower. Second, do real people still use the phrase “enemy of the working class” to describe anyone, much less a guy whose economic policies have overwhelmingly benefited the American worker?

But the hirsute, odoriferous mob in the streets is just a minor part of this. The real story is the effort by the Minneapolis mayor to actually stop Trump from holding a rally in that city. In fact, he’s as much as announced that is his intent (h/t to reader @AndrewHClark):

The venue, the Target Center, is owned by the City of Minneapolis but managed under contract by a company called ASM Global. Minneapolis has told ASM Global that if they allow the rally, which, by the way, is already contracted for, then they need to pay Minneapolis $530,000 to compensate the city for “security.”

ASM Global has threatened the Trump campaign with cancelling the event unless the campaign comes up with the money. The campaign is saying bullsh** and that Secret Service is providing security for the venue and the issue is something that the ASM Global and its boss need to work out.

The bottom line here is that a) yes, presidential and candidate events cost cities money and b) there is no legal way that he cities can force campaigns to pay. The reason here is obvious, going back to McCulloch vs. Maryland, it has been recognized that the ability of state and local government to demand taxes and fees from the operations of the federal government in essence gives them the ability to forbid that operation, “the power to tax is the power to destroy” and all. Minneapolis has never, ever demanded this kind of a fee to support any other federal office holder. It is simply trying to grandstand for the Resistance goons and get the Minneapolis mayor invited to be a guest speaker on the next Bulwark or National Review cruise.

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Blizzard Entertainment Suspends Player from Championships After He Voices Support for Hong Kong Protests

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If you grew up playing games like World of Warcraft or Diablo, or have even enjoyed more recent games like Overwatch or Hearthstone, then you’ve been playing Blizzard games.

But Blizzard has apparently sunk down to the level of appeasing China like many other American businesses have done, and suspended a player from their Hearthstone championships after the player had conducted a post-victory interview wearing goggles and a gas mask, which has become something of a symbol for the Hong Kong protests.

The player also said “Libertate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!”

In response, Blizzard suspended the player for a month and removed any prize money he may have accumulated in the process. Blizzard posted a statement on their website detailing their decision:

During the Asia-Pacific Grandmasters broadcast over the weekend there was a competition rule violation during a post-match interview, involving Blitzchung and two casters, which resulted in the removal of the match VOD replay.

Upon further review we have found the action has violated the 2019 Hearthstone Grandmasters Official Competition Rules section 6.1 (o) and is individual behavior which does not represent Blizzard or Hearthstone Esports. 6.1 (o) is found below.

Blizzard posted the rule that was violated in full:

Engaging in any act that, in Blizzard’s sole discretion, brings you into public disrepute, offends a portion or group of the public, or otherwise damages Blizzard image will result in removal from Grandmasters and reduction of the player’s prize total to $0 USD, in addition to other remedies which may be provided for under the Handbook and Blizzard’s Website Terms. 

It’s likely that Blizzard was operating on the “offends a portion or group of the public” part of their rules.

Why is this important?

Because it’s one more company that is caving to China as quickly as it can, joining other companies like the NBA and Disney when it comes to kissing Chinese boots in order to stay in its market.

Recently, Houston Rockets coach Daryl Morey tweeted out his support for the Hong Kong protests and was immediately denounced by the NBA and the owner of the Houston Rockets, Tilman Fertitta

As I covered earlier, China banned any mention of the show South Park from its internet after the show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker wrote an entire episode dedicated to slamming this very thing. Chinese censorship has made companies alter its product so it can sell in its market, effectively censoring our content here in America.

The only people who seemed to understand that and not cave to the Chinese are Stone and Parker, who wrote their brand of an “apology” to China.

(READ: South Park Creators Matt Stone And Trey Parker Gave China The “Apology” It Deserves)

Blizzard acted fast in order to stay afloat in the Chinese market. While I understand that a good chunk of cash comes from China, companies are effectively sacrificing the principles of free speech and freedom in order to make money.

This would be better bitten in the rear now than later, and people should make sure these companies understand that they’re American, not Chinese. That they’re better off embracing American values, not those of totalitarians.

 

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