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James O’Keefe Releases ‘Part One’ of the #ExposeCNN Series

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Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe released the first video from his anticipated #ExposeCNN undercover series.

Cary Poarch, who has been working at CNN as a satellite link technician at the Washington CNN Bureau, was stunned by the amount of  propaganda he saw the network pumping out. He tells O’Keefe, “I didn’t see any other option…I decided to wear a hidden camera to expose the bias.”

We see a conscious effort on the part of CNN’s leader, Jeff Zucker, to shape the narrative, the way the network will cover an individual or a story.

Poarch records Nick Neville, a media coordinator at the network, talking about Jeff Zucker’s “personal vendetta” against Trump.

Next Hiram Gonzalez, a floor director, is heard saying that the media created the Trump monster.

Then Poarch records the 9 am rundown call which stars Jeff Zucker. Zucker is heard making the astounding claim that Fox News has been spreading fake news for years. Here are a couple of his remarks:

I think what’s going on in America now is really fundamentally the result of years of fake news, conspiracy nonsense from Fox News. The fake conspiracy nonsense that Fox has spread for years is now deeply embedded into American society and frankly, that is beyond destructive for America.

So, I wanna say on the Lindsay Graham front. I know that there’s a lot of people at CNN who are friendly with Lindsay Graham. Time to knock that off and call him out.

Watch Part 1 below.

(O’Keefe said he will be uploading videos all day and night. I will be posting them as they become available.)

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Elizabeth Warren Starts to Pull Away From Biden in Early States

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Now that we are almost halfway through October, these polls are going to start to matter a lil bit more and the knives should start to come out here beginning Tuesday at the next debate.

A poll released by CBS News now gives a clear picture of who is starting to gain ground just a bit over 3 months until the Iowa caucuses.

From CBS News

Early-state Democratic voters say President Trump’s allegations against Joe Biden have not affected their views of Biden and largely think they aren’t true. Even so, it’s Elizabeth Warren who continues to draw support from Democrats. She has extended the aggregate lead she had in this poll last month across the 18 early primary and caucus states.

As for individual states, she has increased her lead over the pack in New Hampshire and pulled even with Biden in Iowa. And Warren leads in our delegate model over Biden, too, demonstrating that she’s competitive in many regions.

Now, for some reason, I’m not exactly buying that people are not worried about Joe Biden and the pounding that Trump has laid on him and his son Hunter. If this were not a concern, then Hunter doesn’t resign from his cushy board position like he did yesterday [READ] WHERE’S HUNTER? He Just Quit His Sweet Gig On The Board Of A Chinese Company. Of course, it doesn’t help that Biden has an appearance once every two weeks and seems a bit lethargic. He seems bored with this and like he is only running because he wants to get out of the house for a spell.

Even though Bernie had an impressive 3rd quarter in fundraising, his campaign is in its final spin. The heart attack is a serious thing and that will play in the back of everyone’s mind, even if they say it does not.

The only place where Biden still has any sort of lead is in South Carolina where he leads 43% to Warren’s 18%. This is the state to watch over the next 4 weeks to see if Warren starts to gain on him. If she does and if she doesn’t get derailed, then it will look like she will be able to secure the nomination sooner rather than later. This is what the DNC has been hoping for all along — someone to break out of the pack and take it early.

One last thing.

The poll says that most of the Democrats surveyed DID NOT think that impeachment was one of the top things to worry about. With all of the wall-to-wall coverage on this, I find that amazing. I would have thought that it would at LEAST make the top 3 things but evidently not.

Once again, back to CBS…

And an important backdrop to all this: for Democrats deciding how to vote in these states, a candidate’s position on impeachment is not the most important issue. In fact, it ranks far behind issues like health care, climate change, income inequality and guns. This echoes something Democratic voters have voiced since the summer: they have long told us they would rather hear candidates talk about beating Donald Trump in 2020 than about impeaching him.

Who would have thunk it?

So according to this, I predict that Elizabeth Warren will be the one this Tuesday with the BIG TARGET on her back. Let’s see how she handles it.

Check out my other posts here on Red State and my podcast Bourbon On The Rocks plus like Bourbon On The Rocks on Facebook and follow me on the twitters at IRISHDUKE2 

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Marxists Have Taken Control of the California Democrat Party

From time to time, I like to promote the Combat Veterans for Congress Political Action Committee, as their cause is righteous. Their mission is to support the election of combat veterans to the US Congress because there is a need for our elected representatives to understand the total costs of combat operations – especially the human costs – in future deliberations regarding committing US military forces to overseas conflicts.

I agree wholeheartedly with almost all of their stances on issues, as they regularly publish commentary on a wide variety of topics – almost always from a constitutional conservative point of view. Here is one of those opinion pieces that I’m certain will resonate with you, too:

In 2007, four U.S. Communist groups formed an alliance, in order to first take control of the Democrat Party at every level in California, then in a number of other states, with the ultimate goal of taking control of the Democrat National Committee. The long-term plans included the indoctrination of students at all levels of public-school education, to convince millions of students that the government of the United States has been a massive failure, while at the same time, portraying a positive image of Socialism. The programmed goal was to gain the support of generations of naïve students, who would help the four Communists groups gain control of local, state, and the federal government. Their detailed plan is outlined in a document called “The Inside/Outside Project,” as described in this article.

Communists have always focused on younger generations, as this infamous quotation elucidates:

“Give me just one generation of youth and I’ll transform the world.”

                           –   Vladimir Lenin, Chairman of the Council of Commissars of the USSR

In order to support the four US Communist Groups referred to in The Inside/Outside Project, Tom Perez was selected as the Chairman of the Democrat National Committee. Perez was Obama’s Radical Left Labor Secretary and longtime leader of Casa de Maryland, a Communist militant “Immigration Rights Group” that lobbies to give Illegal Aliens the right to vote. When Perez was the leader of Casa de Maryland, Hugo Chavez, the Communist President of Venezuela, and protégé of Fidel Castro, was transmitting $1 million in donations to him each year, while directing Perez to use the funds to keep the southern border wide open.

Perez has a long history of anti-white views, and has been quoted in many published articles, as stating “White people should not be entitled to protection under the Voting Rights Act.” In the 2012 campaign to re-elect Obama, for the first time in US history at the Democrat Party’s National Convention, Perez took “God” out of the Democrat Party’s Platform.

Ambassador Armando Valladares, the former US Ambassador to the UN For Human Rights, identified Perez as a racist who hates the Bible, and is anti-Semitic. He said Perez’ goals are to destroy the Free Enterprise System, the Christian Society of the US, and to turn the US into a Marxist nation. Three of the four groups planning to crush the Free Enterprise System and eliminate the US Constitution are loyal to Beijing:

  • Communist Party USA (CPUSA)
  • Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS)
  • Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO)
  • The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) (the DSA is not closely connected to Beijing as the other three groups, but the DSA is connected to European and the Latin American Communist and Socialist Parties.

There are roughly 100 leftists (Marxists, Socialist, Communists, Progressives, and Muslim Brotherhood supporters) voting as Democrats in the House of Representatives and about 25 Democrats in the US Senate voting in concert with that leftist block in the House. Trevor London’s DVD, ”Enemies Within,” identifies each of the leftists in the House and their loyalties to radical anti-American organizations. They can be easily located by searching the Internet. Many leftist members of Congress are pictured on the Internet, seated with their arms crossed, while the Pledge of Allegiance is being recited in the House of Representatives by standing members with their right hands over their hearts.

Today, the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is strongest in the cities of New York, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, and in the states of Connecticut, Texas, Arizona, and California. In San Diego, two CPUSA members (Carl Wood and Emiliana Sparaco) are currently running for the California Democratic Party Central Committee from Assembly Districts 76 and 80. If elected, Wood will push the “Healthy California Act” providing “Medicare For All”; a $15/hour Living Wage; and the “Green New Deal”, at a cost of $93 trillion, or approximately $600,000.00 per household, according to a study co-authored by the former director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Emiliana Sparaco traveled to Russia in 2017 as part of a US Communist delegation to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, the event was keynoted by Vladimir Putin. In 2018, Sparaco led the effort to flip the 49th Congressional District from Republican to Democrat, which helped elect Mike Levin to Congress in the 49th.

In Northern California around the Sacramento area, Democrat Representative Ami Bera, who now represents the 7th Congressional District and serves on the House Foreign Relations Committee. She won several very close elections with the support of the CPUSA.

In 1996, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS) leader Paul Krehbiel led the Communist/labor coalition that ousted conservative Republican Congressman “B1 Bob” Dornan from his previous safe Republican 27th CD seat in Orange County. That was the first step in a concerted effort by a Communist led campaign to turn all of Orange County’s once safe Republican Congressional Districts to Democrat seats.

In the 2018 the Ballot Harvesting Law was passed by the Democrat controlled California Legislature. Then in the 2018 Congressional election, the four above listed Communist organizations mobilized thousands of their operatives to execute the Democrat ballot harvesting program, by collecting millions of the absentee ballots from non-voting Californians, and illegally submitting them as being votes cast by California voters in certain Congressional Districts at the Registrar of Voters on election day. The four above listed Communist organizations substantially helped to defeat Republican Congressional candidates in 7 formerly safe Republican Congressional Districts. Ballot harvesting is illegal in every one of the other 49 states that consider it voter fraud, and if individuals in those states are caught perpetrating ballot harvesting, they would be indicted, tried, convicted, and possibly sent to prison.

The Democrat Socialist of America (DSA), founded in 1992, is America’s largest Marxist organization, with 60,000 dues-paying members. DSA has been strongly supporting Bernie Sanders, and been mobilizing the anti-Trump movements. In California, the DSA will be running over 150 DSA members or allies in the March 2020 primary election, to elect members of the California Democratic Party Central Committee.

Daraka Larimore-Hall, the California Deputy Democrat State Party Chairman, is a Marxist. Having a DSA Marxist in such a key position, of the largest Democratic State Party in the United States, is foreboding. Larimore-Hall has a large number of Socialist Democrat Central Committee members supporting him. The linked article above outlines how the Marxist and Communists took over the once Patriotic Democrat Party. Much of the preceding information was also sourced from that article.

In 2020, California voters will be asked again by Democrat operatives whether they need help in filling out their absentee ballots. If the voters say they are not going to vote, they will be asked again as they were asked in 2018 whether their blank absentee ballots can be picked up (by Democrat operatives).

California Republican candidates can oppose Ballot Harvesting in the 2020 primary and general elections by contacting every registered voter in their districts and requesting that they do not give their blank Absentee Ballots to anyone who asks them for their ballot. As they did in 2018, the Democrats operatives will fill out the blank absentee ballots with the name and address of the California resident who will not be voting, will illegally sign the voters’ names on the absentee ballots, and will then submit the absentee ballots at the Registrar of Voters on election day. And that will mean that the votes of Republicans will be for all practical purposes by these absentee ballots submitted on the behalf of Democrat candidates!

In Orange County California alone during the 2018 election, over 250,000 harvested ballots were submitted to the Registrar of Voters on election day. Fred Whitaker, Chairman of the Orange County Republican Party, said in a note to supporters: “This (the loss) is a direct result of Ballot Harvesting allowed under California law for the first time. That directly caused the switch from being ahead (in 7 safe Republican Congressional races) on election night, to losing those elections two weeks later.”

Can the political machinations of the CPUSA, DSA and other Communist-oriented groups be stymied in the 2020 elections in California? Can ballot harvesting be stopped in its tracks? Are there enough fair-minded Californians left in the state to return the state to a semblance of political balance? One would think that that contemplating nearly $5 a gallon gasoline and other taxes to come would wake up a few people. It’s imperative to at least attempt to level the playing field to give Republican candidates a chance!

The end.

Addendum. Here is the author’s contact information. Please consider a generous donation to the Combat Veterans for Combat Political Action Committee if you are able.

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62

CAPT, USN(Ret)/Former FBI

Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC

2307 Fenton Parkway, Suite 107-184

San Diego, CA 92108

CVFC PAC website.

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Leftists Upset About Video of Trump Killing His Opposition Sure Seem Okay With Violence Against Him and His Supporters

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By now, you’ve likely heard of the video that surfaced showing the scene from the movie Kingsman, where one of the main characters goes on a violent killing spree within a hate church thanks to a signal that alters brain patterns and forces people to become violent.

My colleague, Brad Slager, covers it in-depth in his article here.

The video, which has been up on YouTube for over a year, has President Donald Trump’s head superimposed on the head of the main character, and much of the people he kills during the scene to have their heads replaced with people and logos of those on the left.

You can watch it for yourself here.

The video was allegedly played at one of Trump’s Miami resorts for his supporters during a conference. Naturally, the media has lost its mind over it and has given it unmitigated attention.

Let’s get some things out of the way before I continue.

Firstly, this is clearly a meme representative of Trump fighting off his opposition, which is both numerous and vicious. It’s not going to incite violence as some on the left are claiming, it’s clearly figurative as most memes are. No one in their right mind is advocating that Trump’s opponents be brutally murdered.

Should it have been played at a pro-Trump conference? Probably not. It does feature Hillary Clinton getting run through the neck with a disassembled gun, and CNN having a wooden stake shoved into its mouth. It’s not the best way to go about a political rally. It works as a meme, but probably not as something promoted officially.

The thing is, it’s hard to take any outrage from the media seriously, seeing as how violence against Trump and his supporters is a pretty regular occurrence, and in a very official capacity no less.

Let’s take Kathy Griffin’s severed Trump head, for instance. Or the Broadway play that depicted Trump’s assassination. Or Snoop Dogg’s music video where he points a gun at Trump’s head. You can see them pictured in the tweet below in case your memory needs jogging.

The media’s certainly does.

But most of all, let’s also not forget that Universal created and was set to release a movie titled “The Hunt” before the release was canceled due to the studio believing it was “bad timing” thanks to the El Paso shooting and backlash by Americans. You may say that Universal shut the movie down because they knew it was wrong, but that’s not the case.

They signed off on the movie, spent millions of dollars making it, and had a quickly approaching release date. They only canceled it because they were afraid that the timing would make them look bad.

In short, a major motion picture studio is actually okay with violence against its, vision of what Trump supporters are being depicted, and the only coverage is got was news about its progress and hindrance, and the typical “Republicans react” style of news reporting.

What’s more, the producer of The Hunt, Jason Blum, said in an interview that if he could relive a single day over and over again, he’d “take out the current administration.” The look on his face was very serious, and even writer Christopher Landon seemed momentarily taken aback by it.

You probably didn’t hear a thing about this, though, because the left doesn’t seem to care about violent rhetoric like this if it’s geared toward Trump or his followers.

Please, spare me the outrage about this meme video. It rings so hollowly in the face of the violence that I see promoted from the left. Especially when I even carried out against Americans.

 

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Elizabeth Warren Starts to Pull Away From Biden in Early States

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Now that we are almost halfway through October, these polls are going to start to matter a lil bit more and the knives should start to come out here beginning Tuesday at the next debate.

A poll released by CBS News now gives a clear picture of who is starting to gain ground just a bit over 3 months until the Iowa caucuses.

From CBS News

Early-state Democratic voters say President Trump’s allegations against Joe Biden have not affected their views of Biden and largely think they aren’t true. Even so, it’s Elizabeth Warren who continues to draw support from Democrats. She has extended the aggregate lead she had in this poll last month across the 18 early primary and caucus states.

As for individual states, she has increased her lead over the pack in New Hampshire and pulled even with Biden in Iowa. And Warren leads in our delegate model over Biden, too, demonstrating that she’s competitive in many regions.

Now, for some reason, I’m not exactly buying that people are not worried about Joe Biden and the pounding that Trump has laid on him and his son Hunter. If this were not a concern, then Hunter doesn’t resign from his cushy board position like he did yesterday [READ] WHERE’S HUNTER? He Just Quit His Sweet Gig On The Board Of A Chinese Company. Of course, it doesn’t help that Biden has an appearance once every two weeks and seems a bit lethargic. He seems bored with this and like he is only running because he wants to get out of the house for a spell.

Even though Bernie had an impressive 3rd quarter in fundraising, his campaign is in its final spin. The heart attack is a serious thing and that will play in the back of everyone’s mind, even if they say it does not.

The only place where Biden still has any sort of lead is in South Carolina where he leads 43% to Warren’s 18%. This is the state to watch over the next 4 weeks to see if Warren starts to gain on him. If she does and if she doesn’t get derailed, then it will look like she will be able to secure the nomination sooner rather than later. This is what the DNC has been hoping for all along — someone to break out of the pack and take it early.

One last thing.

The poll says that most of the Democrats surveyed DID NOT think that impeachment was one of the top things to worry about. With all of the wall-to-wall coverage on this, I find that amazing. I would have thought that it would at LEAST make the top 3 things but evidently not.

Once again, back to CBS…

And an important backdrop to all this: for Democrats deciding how to vote in these states, a candidate’s position on impeachment is not the most important issue. In fact, it ranks far behind issues like health care, climate change, income inequality and guns. This echoes something Democratic voters have voiced since the summer: they have long told us they would rather hear candidates talk about beating Donald Trump in 2020 than about impeaching him.

Who would have thunk it?

So according to this, I predict that Elizabeth Warren will be the one this Tuesday with the BIG TARGET on her back. Let’s see how she handles it.

Check out my other posts here on Red State and my podcast Bourbon On The Rocks plus like Bourbon On The Rocks on Facebook and follow me on the twitters at IRISHDUKE2 

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The Private Sector Is Yet Again Rushing to Save Us from Government

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The answer to everything even remotely policy-related – is less government.

Because the original sin of everything even remotely policy-related – is too much government.

Want to solve our health care “crisis” – ???  Undo the original government sins.

After World War II – taxes were kept at during-WW II levels.  So in an end run around this too much government – the private sector started offering employees untaxed “benefits”…including health insurance.

Post-WW II set up a bizarre, antithetical-to-Reality system…where health insurance isn’t tied to the person – it’s tied to the person’s employer.  Which is inherently very stupid.

Post-WW II set up a bizarre, antithetical-to-Reality system…where health insurance stopped being a catastrophic policy, and started paying for EVERY encounter with a health care provider.

Car insurance pays when you wrap your car around a tree.  Imagine how stupid and expensive it would be – if they were paying for everything up to and including oil changes and windshield wipers.

Post-WW II also set up a bizarre, antithetical-to-Reality third-party-payer system.  The doctor and patient are in the room negotiating services and terms – the guy picking up the tab is not.

Which guarantees skyrocketing prices and costs.  Because human nature.

A buyer wants to buy as much as he can.

A seller wants to sell as much as he can – for as much as he can.

The check and balance upon these billions of daily commercial exchanges – is the buyer’s wallet.

The buyer wants to conserve his coin – so he perpetually looks for the best deals.

The seller wants to sell – so he and the buyer negotiate mutually agreeable deals.

If the guy picking up the tab isn’t involved in the process – price is no object.  And things quickly get REALLY crazy.

Seven decades of third-party-payer health insurance later – things have become really, REALLY crazy.

You want more government further screwing up health care?  There’s plenty, you know.

Medicare, for instance.  You know, the third-party-payer government health care plan for senior citizens.

Medicare is currently at least $40 trillion short.

Medicare doesn’t actually completely cover seniors – so the private sector has to backstop the government.  Medigap, anyone?

And Medicare actually pays medical providers ridiculously low rates for medical goods and services.  So since Medicare’s inception – medical providers have been price-shifting to the private sector.  Charging the private sector much, MUCH more – to subsidize the government.

Steadfastly impervious to facts, Leftists everywhere want to murder private health insurance – and force feed us all into Medicare’s bankrupt, gaping maw.  Medicare for All – is medical care for none.

The solution to this titanic government-caused mess – is less government.  Not more – less.

Allow people to purchase policies in any of the fifty states.

Equalize the government’s treatment of individual-purchased and employer-provided insurance.

And begin to roll back the government’s third-party-payer involvement in…everything.

Another area where government keeps rigidly insisting on inserting itself – is the Internet.

The Internet is perhaps the most successful endeavor in human history.  Nothing has grown bigger, better and faster.

The federal government did in fact create the Internet.  And for decades, it just sat there – inert…gathering dust.

Until the 1990s.  When the government privatized the Internet.  At which point – KABOOM.

United States’ private Internet Service Providers (ISPs) spent the next quarter century investing $1+ trillion dollars building the networks.  Taking us from 14k dial-up snail speeds – to multiple gigabyte hyper speeds.

Which paved the way for millions of other companies to invest trillions of additional dollars creating and developing…everything we know on the Web.  And a whole lot of stuff we don’t.  (It’s a BIG Internet.)

Government controlling the Internet – kept it an unknown, unused bit of nothing.  For decades.

The private sector handling the Internet – created the free speech-free market Xanadu we all know and love today.

Steadfastly impervious to facts, Leftists everywhere want to roll back this titanic private sector success – and revert to a government-controlled Internet.

They want to re-impose the very ridiculous Network Neutrality.  Which an avowed Marxist describes thus:

“At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies. We are not at that point yet. But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.”

How very Venezuela of them.

To “get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control” – you need government Internet as a replacement.

Which Leftists have already long been funding.  How’s that been going?  Remarkably like government health care.

Broadband Boondoggles: A Map of Failed Taxpayer-Funded Networks:

“For decades, local governments have made promises of faster and cheaper broadband networks.

“Unfortunately, these municipal networks often don’t deliver or fail, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill.

“Explore the map to learn about the massive debt, waste and broken promises left behind by these failed government networks.”

One of the angles Leftists attempt to work in defense of their government Internet efforts – is the lack of Internet access in America’s rural areas.

For those of you who are government school victims – the United States is a VERY large place.  Reaching the US’s very many uber-rural areas with uber-fast Internet – ain’t easy.

That being said, this alleged problem – is already exceedingly overblown:

“(T)he (Federal Communications Commission) FCC still bizarrely only counts a hardline (terrestrial fixed) Internet connection as a connection.  Meaning buried cables criss-crossing America – all the way into your abode.

“But nearly everyone in America has a 4G (Fourth Generation) wireless smartphone. On which you can seamlessly stream High Definition (HD) video – the most bandwidth intensive thing currently to do on the Internet.  (And we’re but a few years away from exponentially-faster-5G).

“And then there is Satellite Internet – for the remaining very few who are bereft of both wired and cellular wireless.

“And those…speeds that serve as the FCC minimum?  They are WAY faster than 98+% of Americans currently need.

“The Truth About Faster Internet: It’s Not Worth It:

“‘Typical U.S. households don’t use most of their bandwidth while streaming and get marginal gains from upgrading speeds.’

“So even while streaming High Definition (HD) video – the most bandwidth intensive thing currently to do on the Internet – ‘typical U.S. households don’t use most of their bandwidth.’

“In other words – just about everyone in America has more-than-sufficient access to the Internet.”

As just mentioned, government has for decades been trying to replicate private ISPs.  And as just mentioned – has been perpetually, miserably failing.

And wait: Here come’s the private sector – yet again riding to the government’s rescue.  And all the rest of us too.  Via the aforementioned 5G wireless network:

“(T)he 5G wireless network – is going to blow the doors off of even the existing, massive private sector success.

“And thereby blow an even larger hole in the Left’s demands for government Internet.

“How 5G Will Solve Rural Broadband:

“‘Starting with advanced versions of 4G LTE and then continuing with 5G, wireless technologies will not only displace many wireline endpoints in dense population areas, but also in low population density areas, including rural areas….

“‘The cost advantage of wireless connections is overwhelming.

“‘A spokesperson for the Wireless ISP Association (WISPA) estimates that a wireless connection to a rural endpoint costs one-fifth to one-tenth of a wireline connection….

“Translation from Tech-to-English:

“The Left’s idea to get into the government into the broadband business – is currently very stupid and dishonest.

“Thanks to the private sector.

“And the Left’s idea to get the government into the broadband business – is about to get exponentially stupider and more dishonest.

“Thanks to the private sector.”

Because service to every single nook and cranny of the United States – is about to get massively faster wireless Internet service.

Thanks to the private sector.

Yet again saving us from government.

And yet again saving government from itself.

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Rand Paul Calls Out Double Standard: Dem Senators Who Threatened Ukraine During Mueller Probe Should be Investigated

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) called out the Democratic hypocrisy over President Donald Trump’s Ukraine phone call on “Fox and Friends” on Monday and on “Meet the Press” on Sunday.

Paul pointed out that Democrats had threatened to withhold U.S. aid to Ukraine in the past yet they didn’t seem to be bothered by their own actions. He said that if you were going to apply the same rules, Democrats should be investigated as well.

From Fox News:

“The only thing consistent about the whole discussion of people threatening Ukrainian aid is that everybody seems to be doing it — on both sides,” he said. “Joe Biden threatened the aid and then three senators wrote a letter to the Ukrainian government, and they said if you don’t continue investigating Trump, and help the Mueller investigation, we may pull back on your aid.

“We can’t have two standards,” Paul added. “Democrats get to threaten Ukrainian aid and nothing happens to them. Now they want to impeach a president over this?”

Paul was referencing Biden’s threat in 2016 while he was Vice President to withhold aid to Ukraine if they didn’t fire the prosecutor who just happened to be investigating his son Hunter’s company. Biden admitted he made the threat on video in 2018 but said the threat was because he was trying to fight corruption in Ukraine.

The other threat Paul references was a 2018 letter from three Democratic senators – Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Dick Durbin, (D-IL), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) – in which the Senators threatened to withhold aid if Ukraine didn’t help provide assistance in the Mueller investigation against Trump.

Paul mentioned the letter on “Meet the Press” on Sunday as well, according to The Hill.

The letter was sent after a New York Times report found the investigations into Manafort in Ukraine had stalled.

Paul asserts the Democratic senators threatened to withhold aid from Ukraine in the letter if the country did not cooperate in the Mueller investigation.

The Kentucky senator said the Democratic senators’ sending of the letter needs to be examined.

“That’s a threat and that’s the same kind of stuff they’re accusing Trump of,” he said.

Of course, Democrats did more than President Donald Trump ever did, explicitly conditioning action on aid, which Trump did not do. Trump never had a quid pro quo in the call at all and the Ukrainian president said he didn’t feel pressured. Kurt Volker, the former US Special Representative for Ukraine, said Ukraine wasn’t even aware of the possibility of aid being held back, so it clearly couldn’t have operated as a threat.

Yet, Democrats want Trump impeached and are quiet on their own actions.

Paul told Fox that Americans would see this for what it was – “very partisan” – and he believed if it made it to the Senate, it would be voted down.

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The Press is in a Storm of Fake Outrage Over Latest Trump ‘Violent’ Meme and they Only Clowned Themselves

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Desperate to make themselves the center of attention journalists circulate a supposedly threatening video.

It has become either tiresome or predictably laughable but another meme has cropped up that haas the press corps of this country in an absolute meltdown of aghast outrage. Last night the New York Times reported that at a pro-Trump event held in South Florida, at a Trump-owned resort, a violent video was shown at the conference depicting a violent scene with a mock-up of the President shooting media logos and other political figures.

To set things correctly here (something the tremulous media will not do in the midst of their outrage) this is what has sparked the outrage. It is a meme video using a scene from the motion picture spy satire “Kingsman: The Secret Service”. In that scene actor Colin Firth is shown in a church, going through a hyper-stylized and rapidly edited shooting spree, killing dozens of parishioners. In the meme President Trump’s face has been superimposed, and numerous worshipers in the pews have various logos from media outlets serving now as their heads.

Depending on your viewpoint, this can be seen as jarring and upsetting, humorous, or any other level of reaction. Given I am not usually prone to outrage over memes and videos I find the reaction more than curious. There has been a long list of media figures who have become outraged that this video was displayed, and they are in loud chorus about how offensive this violent depiction is and the violence it will certainly lead to in the future.

CNN has even put out a statement:

Now, for the sake of perspective, and to possibly illustrate how disingenuous the network is in regards to violent depictions of this nature, let us look at another reaction they had in the past. The rap star Snoop Dog had a music video in which President Trump was shown killed on screen. CNN was less hysterical. There was no calling it “Vile and horrific”. Instead, all the network could manage was to say the video “stirred controversy”.

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Bear in mind, in the meme a clearly cartoonish representation of the President shoots the CNN logo. For this “vile” is the description, but actually showing the death of the President is a “mock execution”, and only some may find it “controversial”. This is as comical as the overreaction can get. More than that, those who are braying the loudest about the supposed dangers of this video have only themselves to blame for people seeing it today.

The New York Times in its report gave a dose of half truth in describing this video as having been displayed for those at the conference. This was not played on a screen in front of an auditorium full of attendees. Reporter C.J. Ciaraamella, from Reason was at the event, and he described the origins of the video.

So this was a separate room in which a video display was set up and a collection of meme videos were playing on a loop, and barely anyone was there to witness this “horrific” video. This is how it appeared:

This means the video was not produced by, or with the encouragement of the White House. It was not a formally displayed video by the conference organizers. So the next question needs to be this: How did the New York Times come by this? It seems apparent they had been fed this detail of the video, and gave a veiled description of how those in attendance may have seen it.

This means that the press, which is currently horrified by the nature of this video getting out and inspiring soon-to-be-witnessed violence, are completely outraged about this video being highlighted in the public — by the press. A video of questionable taste that was barely witnessed at the event is now being seen by untold swaths of the public because the NY Times has broadcast its existence. (To say nothing of the fact there there is ZERO concern for potential violence caused by the actual scene from the movie, where dozens of Christians are displayed being brutally murdered.)

For that matter combing through social media there is a hilariously large list of journalists who are beside themselves over the threat this poses — as they promote and retweet the existence of this grievous video at the same time.

And just to put a cherry on this sundae of media distemper, we need only to turn to CNN’s media expert, Brian Stelter. In playing a video clip of his appearance where he delivers all of the expected dramatic concern over this video he lets slip a key piece of data.

This means that today journalists across the country are shrieking and barking about the possibility of violence from this video — that has been around for over a year, and has yet to incite any violence. But by golly, if the press highlights this dastardly video often enough this week, maybe they will get lucky and some actual violence will come of it that they can then report on! And, of course, fully blame on the President…

(for thoroughness, here is the cursed meme)

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Widely Circulated Video Of Dead Kurdish Child Is Fake (Or Is It?)

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We are officially entering the age of the Deep Fake, where video production can be manipulated so convincingly that we may never be able to trust our own eyes again. And it’s becoming something of a problem in terms of how it can sway public opinion.

Take for example the recent decision by the Trump administration to move a small group of U.S. military members and support staff out of the way of Turkish forces as it invaded Northern Syria in an attack against the Syrian Democratic Forces, leaving some Kurdish forces to face the onslaught.

There was a great deal of debate over the controversial decision given the U.S. relationship with Kurds in the region who had fought alongside U.S. troops to help squash the rise of the Islamic State.

Many Americans on both sides of the political aisle were critical of the decision, suggesting the U.S. had left allies to be slaughtered. To that end, videos began appearing that bolstered that narrative, with one particularly disturbing video purported to be a Kurdish woman holding up a dead child and condemning the U.S.

The video, if that is indeed what it contains, is tragic and went quickly viral. Now however, there’s some question as to whether it’s real as the child in question seems to be blinking his eyes and moving his head. To be fair, the woman, if the translation is correct in the below video, does acknowledge that she doesn’t know if the child is alive or dead. But the video was circulated as proof the Kurds were being indiscriminately killed. (WARNING: the video, while not particularly graphic, may be uncomfortable for some viewers. Watch at your own risk.)

But here’s the rub: it’s just as possible that the video has been manipulated to make it appear the child is in fact alive, when he is, in fact, dead.

The point is, we’ve entered a new age of communication where you may not be able to trust your own lying eyes.

Good luck out there.

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Rep. Jim Jordan to the MSM: Why Won’t You Ask Democrats These Important Impeachment Questions?

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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has been one of the leading Republican voices speaking out against the deceptive tactics House Intel Chair Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have been using to conduct the secretive “impeachment inquiry” currently underway in Washington, D.C.

Just last week, Jordan wrote an op/ed that was published in the USA Today slamming Democrats for their use of impeachment as a tool to oust someone from office over political disagreements. He also condemned what he called the “secrecy” of their process.

Here’s some of what he wrote:

Democrats put the nation through three years of the “Russia collusion” hoax, only for those allegations to completely unravel. Democrats have spent the past 10 months embarking on a series of partisan fishing expeditions, all in a concerted effort to take down a duly elected president. Now Democrats are accusing President Trump of orchestrating a quid pro quo to pressure the Ukrainian government.
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When we began to interview people with firsthand knowledge, the Democrats’ narrative fell apart. Ambassador Kurt Volker, the U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, was very clear in his testimony last week: He was aware of no quid pro quo, and the Ukrainian government never raised concerns about a quid pro quo. He testified that the U.S. officials were working at all times in the best interests of the United States and for the success and security of Ukraine.
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President Trump displayed unprecedented transparency by releasing a transcript of his call with a foreign leader. However, the Democrats’ impeachment push is shrouded in secrecy. Americans deserve more. Americans deserve to know exactly how Democrats are misusing their authority to undo the results of the 2016 election.

Jordan, who is the ranking member on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, has continued to bang this drum, and over the weekend he tweeted out a number of questions directed towards Pelosi and Schiff. At the end of his rant, he asked the media why they weren’t asking them these same questions.

Indeed. Why won’t they?

Jordan asked a total of 18 questions. You can read them all in sequence by clicking here.

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