Good Monday morning.
Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:
- The president has lunch with the Vice President
- President Trumop participates in a roundtable with law enforcement
Democrat operatives like Mitt Romney take political stand during protests
Last week, we saw several former government officials along with failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former president George W. Bush come out protest against racism and take some swings against President Trump. Are these protests really about racism? For some people they are but for these folks, no. Colin Powell, Hollywood idiots, former Obama administration tools, anti-Trump officials like “Mad Dog Mattis,” finger-wagging media “Republicans,” and former President George W. Bush have all decided this is a good time to come out and unite the country by attacking the president and his supporters. Beware of calls for “uniting” the country by dehumanizing a substantial number of people and calling them racists.
Are these folks sincere? Well it’s a good time to consider all the things (right violations and injustice) that have happened when these “respected” folks chose to remain silent. The weaponization of the IRS against Tea Party groups, the intelligence community’s abuse of federal surveillance tools to derail a presidential campaign, the deplatforming of conservative voices by big tech companies did not merit any courageous stands. Why? Because this is about political power more than it is a civil rights issue. If you ever needed more evidence of the existence of a uniparty, you now have it.
Barr speaks out on the media propaganda
Attorney General Bill Barr appeared on a Sunday political snuff show to talk about last week’s riots and protesting. You can read the transcript here.
CBS NPC: I want to ask you about some of the events of the week. On Monday, Lafayette Park was cleared of protesters. You’ve spoken about this. The federal agents who were there report up to you. Did you think it was appropriate for them to use smoke bombs, tear gas, pepper balls, projectiles at what appeared to be peaceful protesters?
BARR: They were not peaceful protesters. And that’s one of the big lies that the- the media is- seems to be perpetuating at this point.
CBS NPC: Three of my CBS colleagues were there. We talked to them.
CBS NPC: They did not hear warnings. They did not see protesters–
BARR: There were three warnings.
I don’t trust the media so I don’t believe that they “did not hear the warnings.” Barr pointed out that there were violent people in the crowd, it was not all “peaceful protesters.”
BARR: The officers were pummeled with bricks. Crowbars were used to pry up the pavers at the park and they were hurled at police. There were fires set in not only St. John’s Church, but a historic building at Lafayette was burned down.
CBS NPC: These were things that looters did.
BARR: Not looters, these were- these were the- the violent rioters who were- dominated Lafayette Park.
Barr also addressed the media’s bias in reporting events:
BARR: Well, the message is sometimes communicated by the media. I didn’t see any video being played on the media of what was happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday–
CBS NPC: But- but this confluence of events–
BARR: All I heard- all I heard was comments about how peaceful protesters were. I didn’t hear about the fact that there were 150 law enforcement officers injured and many taken to the hospital with concussions. So it wasn’t a peaceful protest. We had to get control over Lafayette Park, and we had to do it as soon as we were able to do that.
CBS NPC: But you understand how these events appear connected? The timing of this–
BARR: Well, it’s the job of the media to tell the truth. They were not connected.
The media always has agenda.
4 out 5 Americans say the country is ‘out of control’ as calls grow to defund police departments
A new NBC/WSJ poll reports that 80% of Americans think the country is out of control. I’m not sure how reliable the poll is but that is a remarkable number, especially because the media would have us believe there is a groundswell of support for defunding the police. After Minneapolis was burned and looted last week, the city council has decided to to disband the city’s law enforcement agency. Mayor Jacob Frey, usually a soy-boy, was not on board with that but city council has a veto proof majority.
“I’ll work relentlessly with Chief [Medaria] Arradondo and alongside community toward deep, structural reform and addressing systemic racism in police culture,” Frey said in a statement to KARE. “We’re ready to dig in and enact more community-led, public safety strategies on behalf of our city. But, I do not support abolishing the Minneapolis Police Department.”
I support this. Get rid of your police department. If your community doesn’t want police, you shouldn’t have one. Those of us who do want a police department, can live in communities with a police department. Everybody is happy. Now if there are no businesses in your police-less community or property values plummet, schools can’t function and crime skyrockets well, at least you don’t have a police department, right?!?
“Our commitment is to end our city’s toxic relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department,” Council President Lisa Bender said. “It is clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe. Our efforts at incremental reform have failed, period.” Yes! Do it!
Criminals! I have good news for you! Head over to Minneapolis, if there’s anything left of it.
Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) disagrees with me. “What a ridiculous idea. It is not an idea whose time has come. It should never come. The absolute nation requires law and order. We need order in our streets, and the easiest way to have that is to have a strong presence of character-driven law enforcement officers,” Scott said.
Does anyone care about this anymore? Bolton plans to publish White House memoir in late June: report
And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!