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
Listen to the latest episode of my podcast with Julie Kelly: Happy Hour, episode 16.
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.
Barr says Trump never demanded 10,000 active-duty troops
Bernard Kerik: Over 300 NYPD Officers Injured in Riots, 600 Consider Resigning
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.
George Floyd protests spread to smaller, mostly white towns
Derek Chauvin will appear in court for the first time on two-week anniversary of George Floyd’s death
NASCAR legends voice support for George Floyd protests
Of course. Obamas respond to George Floyd protests in speeches
More universities report coronavirus cases in athletics programs
NY Times editorial page editor resigns amid staff fury over Tom Cotton op-ed
Tom Cotton calls out ‘false and offensive’ NY Times tweet after editorial page editor resigns
In newsrooms, ‘a raging debate over the role journalists should be playing’
Victoria Beckham supports Black Lives Matter: ‘Fashion industry has a huge role to play’
Man arrested in killing of retired St. Louis police captain guarding pawn shop
NYC to take funds out of NYPD budget, give them to social programs: Mayor de Blasio
California cop killed, two injured during ‘ambush’ while responding to call about possible bomb in van
FBI investigating whether 2 separate shooting deaths of California officers are related
Man with firearm drives into group of protesters in Seattle
‘I Only Kneel For One Person’: Black Georgia State Trooper Refuses To Kneel At Black Lives Matter Protest
Pittsburgh newspaper accused of censorship, barring black reporters from covering protests
Historic Oakland black book store sells out of books on racial discrimination
‘I’m Still Dealing With Some Lasting Health Issues’: Journalist Andy Ngo Sues Antifa
Reebok Ends CrossFit Partnership After CEO Mocks ‘Racism Is a Public Health Issue’ Tweet
Lindsey Graham Says He’s Been Denied Access To FBI Employees Who Interviewed Key Dossier Source
Uh oh. NY prosecutors request testimony from Prince Andrew as part of Jeffrey Epstein investigation
Treasure chest hidden in Rocky Mountains finally found
Coronavirus cases on the rise in California, several other states: report
Dr. Anthony Fauci says Chinese officials did ‘disservice’ by not letting scientists speak ‘transparently’ about coronavirus
Ridiculous. Elmer Fudd stripped of rifle in new Looney Tunes cartoon series
Feds press criminal case against Flynn partner
Does anyone care about this anymore? Bolton plans to publish White House memoir in late June: report
GLAAD slams J.K. Rowling for ‘inaccurate and cruel’ transphobic comments: ‘There is no excuse’
And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!