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Conservative Clergy of Color Demand That Nike Drop Support for BLM and Cut Ties With China

Four conservative black pastors have sent a letter to Nike President and CEO John Donahoe demanding that his company stop supporting the “Marxist” and “anti-Christian” Black Lives Matter movement.

The Conservative Clergy of Color (CCC), led by founding members Bishop Aubrey Shines of Tampa; the Rev. Derek McCoy of Beltsville; Maryland, pastor Francisco Vega of Atlanta; and the Rev. M.J. Reid of Detroit, also urged Donahoe to cut all of Nike’s ties with the People’s Republic of China because of its oppression of the Muslim Uyghur minority.

Nike reportedly depends on Chinese suppliers who use the forced labor of the persecuted Uighur people. In their letter, the CCC urged the $19 billion company to stop sourcing materials from Xinjiang, China.

“You have been happy to play into the hands of anarchists at home and ignore slavery abroad. As leaders in the church, we can abide neither,” the leaders wrote in their letter on Thursday.

The pastors blasted the company for supporting the Marxist Black Lives Matter in a “show of virtue signaling,” while “ignoring real suffering and oppression abroad.”

 At this very moment, millions of ethnic Uighurs are languishing in ‘reeducation’ camps in western China. They are rounded up for being a minority and forbidden from practicing their faith while being forced to work as slaves in factories. These factories make products for your company that are worn and promoted by dozens of players in various athletic leagues. Yet while this atrocity plays out at the hands of the Communist Chinese government, you have been silent.

“We demand that you immediately sever all business ties with China and acknowledge the suffering of the Uighur people,” the pastors wrote. “We demand you end your support to the violent Black Lives Matter movement and any affiliated causes. We ask you take a hard look at real injustice in the world and to remember that change comes through forgiveness and compassion, not violence.”

Rev. Reid recently took aim at both Nike and the NBA, accusing the multibillion-dollar corporations of hypocrisy for supporting BLM while ignoring Chinese human-rights abuses.

“There’s a connection between  the oppression of the freedom of religion and race here and in China,” said Reid. “How can you tolerate the injustice somewhere else, and then profit off of it here in America? They are a prime example of hypocrisy.”

The pastor’s letter begins with a strong condemnation of the violent Marxist BLM movement.

“We the leaders of Conservative Clergy of Color have watched with sadness and frustration as the country we love has been torn apart by violence and looting,” the letter begins. “This civil terror, perpetrated and lead by the Black Lives Matter movement, has turned American against American and possibly set race relations back decades.”

“Black Lives Matter, a movement run by anti-Christian, self-proclaimed Marxists, hijacked legitimate calls for police reform and turned it to their own ends,” the letter explains. “This is not a group interested in constructive change; through their vicious campaign to defund police and silence anyone who disagrees with them, they have destroyed livelihoods and gotten innocent children killed. It is antithetical to the nonviolence that Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement stood for.”

In their letter, the black pastors accused Nike of having “helped fan the flames of this unrest by caving to support Black Lives Matter” and giving the toxic group a platform.

As such, BLM “have contributed to the chaos that is tearing apart every major city in our country,” the pastors chastised. “You are culpable in the violence that has wronged so many innocents in the name of ‘the revolution.’”

Bishop Shines blasted Nike for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement during a virtual press conference on Thursday

“A multi-billion dollar company is funneling funds into an organization whose only objective is to destroy America as we know it,” the pastor declared. “We’re seeing it lived out on camera night after night in out cities and it’s not only impacting one ethnic group. It is impacting all Americans. And as Americans, we must stay united and ask companies like Nike to stop in the name of justice supporting a group while they turn a blind eye to China.”

Shines began the press conference by reading from the group’s letter to Donahoe.

 

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Conservative Clergy of Color Coalition Preaches Against ‘Anti-American’ Black Lives Matter

Four black pastors have formed a coalition to vigorously push back against the false and destructive narratives of the “vicious mob of malcontents” known as the Black Lives Matter movement. Their message is resonating nationwide.

The 500+ strong Conservative Clergy of Color (CCC) is led by founding members Bishop Aubrey Shines of Tampa; the Rev. Derek McCoy of Beltsville; Maryland, pastor Francisco Vega of Atlanta; and the Rev. M.J. Reid of Detroit.

On the CCC website, the leaders accuse the racial justice movement of pretending to be about equality, while in reality being about “domination and divisiveness.”

They call themselves “Black Lives Matter,” they preach equality and claim to act Biblically, but they care only for domination and divisiveness. They have no interest in forgiveness or mercy, and they seek to destroy all that’s made America good. Anyone who disagrees with them is ruthlessly suppressed in a way that is both anti-American and anti-Biblical. It’s not enough for them to hurt dissenters; they want to destroy dissenters.

“We have begun to engage the culture, and we are using civility and diplomacy to create havoc with everything we do,” Shines told The Washington Times last month. “The mainstream media are lying nut jobs. They’re not being honest with you.”

Shines made note of the racist past of the Democrat party in an oped at the Washington Times:  The great irony here is that yes, there’s plenty of systemic racism in our country; it’s all wrapped up in the history of the Democratic Party,” he wrote.

The CCC group was formed earlier this summer and swelled quickly to more than 500 members.

“We’re being inundated with calls. We can barely keep up,” Shines told the Times. “It’s been very humbling, but I think what has happened with just stating facts is that with the Blacks we get calling in [and] the Hispanic callers, they realize the cavalry is here and backing them up.”

In an introductory CCC video, Rev. Reid said that he recently put a statement on social media that caused controversy.

“I said, ‘ALL black lives matter. I like that better,” Reid said. When the pastor received pushback, he explained what he meant.

“Because all black lives don’t matter,” he argued. “Only when they get killed by somebody white do they matter. They don’t matter when they’re 7,000 black men killed a year, murdered a year by other black men. Those black lives don’t matter,” he pointed out. “Nine hundred black children are aborted daily. They don’t matter. But if a white cop kills a black man, it’s World War III, it’s time to loot, it’s time to burn,” Reid noted.

The pastor called on the country to return to “biblical civic responsibility in the gateway of government,” instead of the “aberrant and misleading” narratives coming out of the BLM movement.

Shines explained why he feels their mission is urgent. “If we don’t fight intentionally to push back on the fake narrative that we’re seeing in this country, we will lose our nation,” he warned.

“I’m concerned. If we don’t fight back intentionally, black and white together, and push back on this liberal concept of Marxism, we’re going to lose our nation, Shines added. I’d rather die fighting than to lose our nation so this is why we do what we do.”

 

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Awful Economic, Social Costs Expected from Seattle’s Police Funding Cuts

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best ended a thirty-year career by announcing her resignation shortly after the city passed a police budget cut—and a reduction in her pay.

Seattle City Council members voted to reduce the department’s budget by $4 million for the balance of this year (out of $170 million), which equates to a loss of 100 officers from a department of 1,400.

The council also cut the department’s budget for officer training and development, choking off the possibility of replacements. In addition, the council reduced the police chief’s salary, a move Best called “vindictive and punitive,” The Wall Street Journal reports.

Many Seattle citizens believe the cuts to the department will punish them even more than they hurt Best. A 40-year Seattle resident and chair of the Seattle Police Department’s African American Community Advisory Council, Victoria Beach expressed grave concerns to the Seattle Times.

“I’m fearful,” Beach said. “I feel like now I need to arm myself. So many of my friends are saying that.”

Living just a few blocks from the CHOP zone, Beach witnessed marchers armed with sledgehammers, neighborhoods thoroughly defaced with spray paint, and literally murderous violence. Beach says she is ready to move.

“People are going to leave Seattle and go where they feel safe,” retired Albuquerque police SWAT Sergeant Steve Rodriguez told Budget & Tax News.

Rodriguez, a former resident of Washington state, said, “I left Washington because the city is willing to give up sections of town to looters rather than protect regular citizens.”

Basing his judgment on his many years of experience in law enforcement, Rodriguez says the city’s policies will lead to disaster.

“There is going to be an inability to provide basic safety services,” Rodriguez said. “That’s what’s happening in Seattle.”

Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent protests, riots, and establishment of the CHOP zone, Seattle residents are now being told there will be many fewer police and  the city’s police chief has been driven out.

“These decisions are an embarrassment that show mind-boggling disrespect and devaluation of our police chief and that have potential impact for recruitment and retention of women and women of color in law enforcement and SPD,” writes Jacqueline Helfgott for the Seattle Times.

“Having the city’s first Black police chief get driven out, supposedly in the name of furthering Black equality, was an embarrassment for our city,” writes Danny Westneat for the Seattle Times. “But that’s what city leaders needed at this moment—they needed to get embarrassed, to be chastened or humbled a bit by their own slipshod performances. Thanks to Best, it appears that at least some of them were.”

The pay cut was orchestrated by a City Council member who has openly called for revolution, Westneat reports. Council member Kshama Sawant also proposed budget cuts that could have forced the police to eliminate its entire workforce.

“At rallies this summer, she has expressed support for completely abolishing police (to which she adds that the police’s paymaster, the capitalist system, must be taken down, too),” Westneat writes. “‘And that will only happen when we fight a revolution!’ she urged at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest in June.”

Law enforcement experts know what Seattle residents can expect next.

“The long-term implications of defunding or weakening law enforcement officers will be felt when small but constantly present evil begins to impact society, affecting every citizen,” says former Police Sergeant John Bodde. “Brutal crimes against women and children will become unfathomable and uncontrollable.”

Cities with increasing crime tend to experience a corresponding decrease in residents. And with the option of remote work rising during the coronavirus lockdowns, more people are choosing to live in places other than where they work. Surveying 371 San Francisco Bay Area tech workers, the recruitment firm Hired found 42 percent said they would move to a less expensive city if able to work remotely, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Such an exodus would have big economic implications and social ripple effects. High-tech workers in Big Tech-favored places such as San Francisco and Seattle tend to be highly compensated, so losing their income means losing a significant amount of municipal tax revenue. Seattle has already provided a strong incentive for high earners to leave, by levying a tax on employers with local employees making more than $150,000 per year, the Western Journal reports.

Crime proves costly for a community and its residents in multiple ways, as documented by a 1999 research report for the Minnesota House of Representatives which examined the full weight of costs associated with crime beyond the tangible property costs. These include medical and mental health care costs for victims and victims’ families and legal costs for individuals or families when crime occurs in their home or neighborhood.

Crime also exacts expenses on society in general, the study notes. The government may end up covering costs for injured victims through various support programs. As crime increases, government costs increase to pay for additional police officers, court services, jail cells, and victim services and support.

Many human costs are typically not calculated in assessments of the cost of crime, the Minnesota report notes.

“Most studies conclude that child victims are at increased risk of having school problems, psychological problems and delinquency problems as a result of their victimization,” the report states. “Another example is the intangible cost to victims of their continuing pain and suffering due to the criminal event and their actual or perceived lost ‘quality of life.’”

These intangible costs of crime can be considerable.

“Crime is the most burdensome, soul-crushing tax one segment of society can impose on another, law-abiding segment,” attorney Luis Robles told Budget & Tax News. “Defunding the police puts people in the hands of those who can arbitrarily impose this tax, in the form of crime. For people who don’t have much, having to fix a broken window or replace a stolen or damaged car can be onerous.”

“People who can have things taken away from them by force, they are the ones who need protection,” Robles, said. “We have to protect the weak and vulnerable.”

While reducing police funding, the Seattle City Council decided to provide $17 million in what it calls community-led safety efforts, The Wall Street Journal reports.

In a statement after Chief Best’s resignation, U.S Attorney General William Barr said, “This experience should be a lesson to state and local leaders about the real costs of irresponsible proposals to defund the police.”

This article was originally posted at Heartland Daily News (https://heartlanddailynews.com/) and is reprinted with permission.

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Morning Greatness: Our Long National Nightmare of Zoom DNC Comes to a Close

Good Friday morning:

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president delivers remarks at the 2020 Council for National Policy Meeting in Arlington, Virginia

I have a condensed version of the Morning Greatness for you today.

Here is the latest episode of “Happy Hour with Julie & Liz”

DNC Convention News:

John Cusack Lashes Out at DNC for ‘Sh**ty Celebrity Filled Reality TV Convention’: ‘RIP America’

$18 Million Bought Bloomberg Just Five Minute Slot at DNC

Michael Bloomberg: Trump Takes ‘White Supremacists As Allies’

Fly repeatedly lands on Michael Bloomberg’s face during DNC speech

Trump trashes Bloomberg after convention appearance

‘I Was Not Invited’: Tulsi Gabbard Says DNC Did Not Ask Her To Participate ‘In Any Way’

‘Family Guy’ Creator Gives $700,000 To Pro-Biden Super PAC

Hunter Biden urges voters to support ‘honest’ father Joe at DNC

Washington Post critic calls Dem convention ‘award-worthy television’

Dana Perino praises Biden’s DNC acceptance speech as ‘a home run in the bottom of the ninth’

13-year-old who stutters says at DNC Joe Biden made him ‘feel more confident’

8 takeaways from the DNC’s final night

WATCH: Joe Biden accepts Democratic Party’s nomination

 

Protests/riots/Black Lives Matter/violence:

One arrested, several cited for trespassing at senior citizens’ protest for Breonna Taylor

‘All Cops Are Bastards’: BLM Protesters Swarm NYPD Union President Pat Lynch’s House

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Made Secret Agreement To Allow Car Show Against State’s Gathering Limit

Lori Lightfoot defends ban on protesters on her block, citing her right to safety

Georgia cop on administrative duty after video of Black woman’s arrest goes viral

 

Coronavirus news:

Pelosi axes idea of Saturday vote on additional COVID relief

Upstate NY wedding with 175 guests can proceed despite COVID-19, judge rules

Sturgis motorcycle rally attendees test positive for coronavirus

White House formally declaring teachers essential workers

Los Angeles mayor shuts off utilities at home that was ‘turned into a nightclub’

Mom traveling with 6 kids kicked off flight after 2-year-old refuses to wear mask

 

Other morsels:

Cash-Strapped USPS Killed Profitable Custom Stamp Program Over Jesus Stamps

GOP chairman subpoenas former Obama official linked to Steele dossier

Ex-Postal Service board member testifies Mnuchin tried to politicize agency

Judge Orders New Election In Paterson, NJ, Because Of Mail-In Voting Fraud

USPS email tells managers not to reconnect sorting machines

Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ Sexualizes Children, Says National Center On Sexual Exploitation, Parents Television Council

Uber and Lyft will continue operating in California after last-minute reprieve

Trump blames California for wildfires, tells state ‘you gotta clean your floors’

Pelosi angers AOC by endorsing Kennedy scion in Senate race

Feds to seek death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Netflix is ‘deeply sorry’ for ‘inappropriate artwork’ used for film about kids’ dance group

Steve Bannon pleads not guilty after indictment in ‘We Build the Wall’ case

Twitter CEO donates $10M to ‘anti-racist’ professor who seeks censorship of politicians’ ‘ideas’

 

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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Trump Beating Biden In North Carolina Per New CAG/Rasmussen Poll

 

Trump is beating Biden in a new poll conducted by Rasmussen/Pulse Opinion for the Center for American Greatness on August 6th and 7th. The poll of 750 likely voters shows the president besting Biden by a single point when “leaners” are included. This poll is one data point suggesting that the recent Trump rebound has some legs, especially in battleground states.

The poll contains some other interesting data. For instance, when asked who they think will win the election, regardless of their personal preference, Trump beats Biden by 6 points (47-41). Also worth noting is that Trump beats Biden by 4 points in the favorability rating (48-44) with 54% of North Carolinians holding an unfavorable opinion of Joe Biden. Trump’s job approval rating stands at 51%.

The poll has +/-4% margin of error. The top lines are here and the crosstabs are here.

 

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Unemployment Filings Decreased Last Week, Department of Labor Reports

The number of U.S. workers filing for unemployment last week was lower than in the previous two weeks and below what economists had expected.

Nearly 1.2 million people filed for unemployment benefits during the week ending August 1, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. That an improvement of 249,000, or 20.75 percent, on the previous week’s number.

The number of workers filing continuing claims also decreased, to 16.1 million, 849,000 less than the week before. The $600 per week unemployment supplement under the CARES Act expired at the end of July.

On Tuesday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters he is “prepared to support” a resumption of the $600 enhanced unemployment checks, which President Donald Trump also supports. Senate Republicans are less enthusiastic about the proposal because it causes some people to receive more money in unemployment than they would if they returned to work.

In a pessimistic AP story, Paul Wiseman leads with the raw number, without any comparison to the past, and immediately brings up the political argument over the emergency unemployment supplement:

“Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired,” the AP writer states.

Much of the story concentrates on the supplement payment, including quotes from a couple of unemployed people worried about meeting their expenses.

The one expert quote in the story comes from Rubeela Farooqi, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, and it moves quickly to pessimism after characterizing the week’s unemployment numbers as “a move in the right direction”:

“Repeated shutdowns for virus containment remain a threat to the labor market, which is already weak,” the story quotes Farooqi as saying. “The possibility of mounting layoffs that could become permanent is high. Without effective virus containment, the recovery remains at risk from ongoing job losses that could further restrain incomes and spending.”

Writing at Seeking Alpha, market analyst Tim Worstall argues that the numbers that are not adjusted for seasonal variations are a better measure of the current situation given the black swan character of the coronavirus lockdowns. Worstall quotes today’s U.S. Department of Labor report on the unadjusted numbers, which identified a big decrease in unemployment over in the past week:

“The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 10.8 percent during the week ending July 25, a decrease of 0.7 percentage point from the prior week,” the Labor Department report states. “The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 15,849,488, a decrease of 965,711 (or -5.7 percent) from the preceding week.”

“We’ve a million a week coming off the unemployment rolls,” Worstall writes, noting that the widely quoted payroll processing company ADP has been “telling us that the workforce is only rising by 160k a month.”

If ADP’s numbers are correct, Worstall notes, it means that millions of people are suddenly leaving the workforce permanently, which would be disastrous for the long-term prospects of the economy:

“We’ve two numbers so far,” Worstall writes. “ADP says number in employment went up 160k. The unemployment numbers say that millions a week are coming off unemployment. If they’re not going back to work then they must be exiting the labour force. Near 4 million doing that in a month is an earthquake. It could even be happening. But I think the more likely result is that the ADP numbers aren’t all that accurate at present.”

The monthly employment reports, scheduled to be released tomorrow, should clarify the matter, Worstall says:

“The changes going on are so large scale that the more normal proxies just aren’t working.

“Thus I’m cheerful about the fall in unemployment and regard it as evidence of a relatively swift bounceback. This makes stock markets about correctly priced.

“The contrary view here is that unemployment is falling because people are leaving the labour force. This would be a permanent impairment of the ability of the economy to grow. We’ll see whether this is true or not with the next official releases.”

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Morning Greatness: Almost Every American Blames the Media for Political Strife

Good Wednesday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  •  The president meets with the Governor of Arizona

Everyone blames the media for political strife

A new Gallup poll finds that 84% of Americans say the media is biased.

The study from Gallup and the Knight Foundation shows that a whopping 86 percent of Americans believe media outlets lean one way or another politically, with 49 percent saying there’s “a great deal” of bias while 37 percent say “a fair amount.”

A majority of Americans, 56 percent, say their go-to news source has some form of “bias,” with 20 percent acknowledging a “great deal” of bias at their preferred outlet while 36 percent saying “a fair amount” of bias is present.

Most people are worried about the bias of other media outlets not the media they follow. So the dummies surfing the NYT tabloid every morning are worried about Fox News or Breitbart and the converse is true. But here’s the kicker: 84% say “the media is to blame for political division in this country.” And four out of five respondents said the media is “trying to persuade people to adopt a certain viewpoint.” There’s a word for that: propaganda!

Is this accidental? Are the smart, corporate media shills just accidentally doing a bad job because they are dumb or lazy? The Gallup survey found “Americans perceive inaccurate news to be intentional — either because the reporter is misrepresenting the facts (54%) or making them up entirely (28%).”

Are you surprised? I am not.

Important:

Democrats Refuse to Condemn Antifa in Senate Hearing

Ted Cruz Blasts Democratic Subcommittee Members: ‘Not A Single One Dared To Criticize Antifa In Any Way’

Protests/Riots/Black Lives Matter/War on Cops:

Portland protests against police brutality, anti-Black racism continue for 69th day (live updates)

3 shot, 1 fatally in violence on fashionable Chicago street

LA district attorney’s husband facing charges for waving gun at protesters

Cuccinelli says DHS to change camouflage uniforms of federal agents used in Portland

These Celebrities Are Funding The ‘Defund The Police’ Movement

Less Than One In Eight Excessive Force Complaints Are Substantiated, NYPD Complaint Data Shows

Journalist describes riot damage in cities across US: ‘Beyond anything … since at least the 1960s’

St. Louis prosecutor who charged couple for displaying weapons wins Democratic primary

 

Coronavirus news:

Wall Street Journal editorial accuses teachers unions of using pandemic to commit ‘political extortion’

Tom Cotton introduces move to block China-owned companies from receiving stimulus funds

NYT Quietly Scrubs Chinese Propaganda

After months of being sidelined by de Blasio, NYC’s top doctor calls it quits

FDA list of hand sanitizers to avoid increases to 114 with more identified for methanol risk

Four Station Casinos properties in Las Vegas may never reopen after pandemic closure

NFL players face major fines for violating coronavirus protocols

Coronavirus mask dispute in NJ leads to arrest after woman with cane, 54, attacked: police

Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy in the US

Novavax Phase 1 data shows coronavirus vaccine is safe and elicits an immune response

‘Alarming’ rate of cyberattacks aimed at major corporations, governments and critical infrastructure amid COVID-19: Report

Can you get the coronavirus from secondhand smoke?

Singapore Forces Tracking Devices on Those Entering Country

Planned Parenthood Clinics Say They’ll Keep PPP Funds Government Ordered Them to Return

 

Other morsels:

Biden VP Frontrunner Karen Bass Described Top Communist Party USA Official As Her ‘Mentor’

House Dems test tactics to mobilize mail-in voters

US pursues nearly $13B of claims in Purdue Pharma opioid probes, sources say

Roger Marshall bests Kris Kobach in Kansas GOP Senate race

Axios reporter Jonathan Swan apologizes for mail-in voting claim made during Trump interview

North Korea’s work on nuclear weapons includes ‘miniaturized’ devices, UN report says

Cher Snaps: ‘F**k Those Heartless Republican Gutter Rats’

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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Statistics Don’t Lie, But Black Lives Matter Does

Do we have systemic racism against blacks or a systemic culture of overwhelmingly rampant self-inflicted violence and death in majority-black communities?

In the adult world of serious matters, opinions are useless, irrelevant, and worthless, because everyone has one; anything that everyone has is usually of little to no value. 

Conversely, science, math, numbers, evidence, data and facts, contracts, and laws—these matter a great deal.

Despite what the limousine liberal athletes of American professional sports leagues tell you, blacks value black lives far less than do whites.ere’s the evidence:

According to FBI data, in 2016: 

In cases of multiple offenders and/or victims: 7,881 blacks were murdered and 6,095 of their murderers were black—the rate of black-on-black murder in that sample was 77 percent.

By comparison, 6,576 whites were murdered and  5,004 of their murderers were white—the rate of white-on-white murder in that sample was 76 percent.

In cases of single victim/single offender murder (these numbers are incorporated into the above, and are not a separate set of data): 2,870 blacks were murdered and of those 2,570 of the murderers were black while 243 were white.

Ninety percent of blacks murdered in single victim/single offender cases were killed by other blacks.

In cases of single victim/single offender murder (these numbers are incorporated into the above, and are not a separate set of data): 3,499 whites were murdered and of those 2,854 of the murderers were white while 533 were black.

Eighty-two percent of whites murdered in single victim/single offender cases were killed by other whites.

According to data from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2018 there were 563,940 incidents of violence, excluding simple assault, against blacks; incidents of violence are considered not murder, but rape or sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Of the 563,940 incidents harming blacks, 70 percent of the perpetrators (approximately 395,000) were black; 10.6 percent were white (approximately 60,000).

There were nearly 3.6 million of the same types of incidents of violence against whites; 15 percent of those perpetrators (approximately 540,000) were black.

This means that the ratio of black-on-white violent crime (excluding murder) is nine times higher than white-on-black crime. This isn’t a worthless opinion—it’s a mathematical conclusion, buttressed by evidence and data. The data is based on victims’ perceptions of offenders; the offender’s race was unknown in 11 percent of incidents.

According to FBI data, in 2018, in cases involving multiple offenders and/or multiple victims 7,407 blacks were murdered and in those incidents 6,318 of the murderers were black—the rate of black-on-black murder in that sample was 85 percent.

By comparison, 6,088 whites were murdered and in those incidents 4,884 of the murderers were white—the rate of white-on-white murder in that sample was 80 percent.

In cases involving a single victim/single offender there were 2,925 blacks murdered and in those cases, 2,600 of the murderers were black while 234 of the murderers were white. In other words, 89 percent of blacks murdered in single victim/single offender cases were killed by other blacks.

In cases of single victim/single offender murder (these numbers are incorporated into the above, and are not a separate set of data), 3,315 whites were murdered and in 2,677 of those cases the murderers were white while 514 were black.

Eighty-one percent of whites murdered in single victim/single offender cases were killed by other whites.

Never hearing or reading about black-on-black crime data from the Democratic Media Industrial Complex: “Black privilege”—yes or no?

I don’t need one’s irrelevant, useless, and worthless opinion, CNN talking-point, dissertation, pontification, polemic, manifesto, exegesis, ranting and raving, stream of consciousness, or Socratic dialogue: Black privilege—yes or no?

Blacks and whites are mostly killing Americans of their own race—all lives matter.

Police and Blacks

According to an analysis from the Washington Post, between 2015 and 2019, 2,495 whites were killed by police while 1,301 blacks were killed by police. Blacks comprise approximately 13 percent of the total national population; whites, 76 percent. 

In terms of population ratio, whites outnumber blacks 6-1; but in shootings, blacks are killed more at a rate of 2-1. The Post, predictably, omitted all the previously cited FBI data, either out of deliberate withholding, or a woefully ignorant lack of journalistic curiosity. Why? Because the newspaper isn’t interested in educating or informing; it’s interested in espousing and propagating its irrelevant, worthless, and useless opinions. The corporate leftist media complex exists solely to protect and elect Democrats—no exceptions. 

Is it 2-1 because police are covert Ku Klux Klansmen who prowl the inner city streets at night preying upon black men?

Or is it more likely 2-1 because in cases of multiple offenders/multiple victims, blacks kill at a higher rate than whites do; and, in addition, blacks kill other blacks, in single victim/single offender cases, at higher rates than do whites?

The fact that blacks kill each other at higher rates than do whites—considering how small a percentage the national black population is—as well as the sheer quantities of murders and murderers, is specific information of which I promise you Democratic politicians are aware. But they won’t repeat it.

If police do have a racial bias, are black police more or less likely to have a racial bias towards blacks? A fatal bullet is still fatal whether shot from a gun held by a white or black offender.

If some police do, in fact, hold racial biases, do they hold them due to being covert white supremacists (even if the cop is black), or because they have an instinct for self-preservation and survival, a past history, understand their job risks, and are familiar with the demographics of where they work? The answer most often, of course, is the latter. 

Racial biases are less than the equivalent of racism; most accusations of “racism” are opinions of no relevance, value, or worth. To date, and to my knowledge, there is no evidence that the police officer who placed his knee on George Floyd’s neck was motivated to do so by racial animus. If any reader has evidence of a racial motive, please let me know; worthless opinions need not apply, however. 

A postscript on all this bloodshed:  

In 2016 and 2018, there were nationwide totals of 15,070 and 14,123 murder victims, respectively. Blacks (who, remember, are just 13 percent of the U.S. population) were the offenders in these murders 35.9 and 38.7 percent of the time, respectively. That’s 6,095 and 6,318 offenders, respectively. Whites (who, remember, are 76 percent—600 percent more than blacks—of our population) were the offenders 29.5 (5,004 total) and 29.9 (4,884 total) percent of the time, respectively. 

Scourges of Democratic Cities

This is but a small sampling of the cities with sky-high murder rates (including black-on-black), problems between the police and the communities they serve, and versions of Osama bin Laden-lite roaming the streets; all numbers are consecutive days of Democratic Party control: 

Baltimore: Only Democratic mayors and only Democratic city councils, 19,000. 

Minneapolis: The site of the recent incident that resulted in nationwide George Floyd-related rioting, looting, and terrorism: only Democratic mayors, 15,000; current council has 13 members—12 are Democrats, and the other is a member of the Green Party. 

Chicago: only Democratic mayors and super-majority Democratic city councils, 32,000; of the current 50 councilmen, 46 are Democrats, and four are “independents,” although I suspect those four aren’t conservatives. 

Portland, Oregon: only Democratic mayors and a super-majority Democratic city councils, 14,000; all three current councilmen are Democrats.  

Seattle: only Democratic mayors, 18,000; of the nine current councilmen, eight are Democrats and one is a “socialist.”  

New York City: only Democratic mayors, 6,500 (I’m counting Michael Bloomberg in this total, even though he was technically a “Republican” during his first term); 48 of the current 51 councilmen are Democrats; Democrats outnumber Republicans 7-1 in voter registration. 

For numbers on other Democratic cities that regularly experience Fourth World destruction, squalor and unnervingly frequent black-on-black violent crime and murder, visit here 

Do we have systemic racism against blacks or a systemic culture of overwhelmingly rampant self-inflicted violence and death in majority-black communities? 

What, you thought this would be an opinion piece? 

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Rep. Jerry Nadler Calls Antifa Violence in Portland a ‘Myth’

In a viral video posted on Twitter, writer-producer Austen Fletcher caught up with New York Democrat Rep. Jerry Nadler on his way to his vehicle. Fletcher asked the democrat to disavow the Antifa violence/rioting in Portland, Nadler replied “That’s a myth”, The New York Post reported.

“I ran into Jerry Nadler in DC and asked him to disavow the Antifa violence/rioting in Portland. His response? ‘THAT’S A MYTH,’” Fletcher said in a tweet along with the short video.

Before getting into his car, Nadler tells Fletcher that it’s a “myth that’s being spread only in Washington DC.”

The House Judiciary Committee Chairman was attacked for his comments on social media. Eric Trump blasted Nadler in a tweet.

“This is the Democratic Party in 2020,” Eric Trump said in a tweet.

 

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Large Turnout at Long Island’s ‘Back the Blue’ Rally

More than 1,000 people holding “thin blue line” and American flags packed Eisenhower Park in Long Island, New York, on Saturday for a Back the Blue rally.

The rally, which was sponsored by the nonprofit organization Law Enforcement Officers Weekend, drew crowds from police departments and members of the community across Long Island and New York City. Many showed up in support of President Donald Trump.

Nassau County Police Benevolent Association President James McDermott, the police union leader spoke about the strong relationship between the police and the community.

“We don’t have these problems here in Nassau County,” McDermott said. “We have tremendous relationships in all communities, including the minority communities, and they trust us and we worked on that. We fostered these relationships.”

“Back the Blue” demonstrations have gotten support in other areas. More than 1,000 people gathered in Wantagh, New York, to express their support for the police earlier this month, Patch.com reported.

A counter-protest was also held at the park. Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said that police were committed to making sure everyone can exercise their freedom of speech.

Ryder said the group applied for a permit but did not get one, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mandate includes not having gatherings over 50 people, according to Long Island News News 12.

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Rep. Gohmert Introduces Resolution to Ban the Democratic Party

The Hill reports, a group of Republican House members led by Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) introduced a resolution last week to ban any organizations or political groups that have been supportive of the confederacy or slavery, which includes the Democratic Party.

“A great portion of the history of the Democratic Party is filled with racism and hatred. Since people are demanding we rid ourselves of the entities, symbols, and reminders of the repugnant aspects of our past, then the time has come for Democrats to acknowledge their party’s loathsome and bigoted past, and consider changing their party name to something that isn’t so blatantly and offensively tied to slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination, and the Ku Klux Klan,” Gohmert said in a statement.

The resolution’s co-sponsors are Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Jody Hice, R-Ga., Randy Weber, R-Texas, and Andy Harris, R-Md.

Gohmert joined more than 100 House Republicans who opposed a resolution that would remove Confederate statues from the Capitol on Wednesday.

Gohmert on Thursday said the legislation “failed to address the most ever-present historical stigma of the United States Capitol, that is the source that so fervently supported, condoned and fought for slavery that was left untouched, but without whom, the evil of slavery could never have continued as it did to such extremes that it necessary to address here in order for the U.S. House of Representatives to avoid degradation of historical fact and blatant hypocrisy for generations to come.”

The Democratic Party supported the institution of slavery during the time of the Civil War. Gohmert cited examples of racist policies within the Democratic Party’s history, including former President Woodrow Wilson’s endorsement of racial discrimination.

Gohmert suggested that the party change its name saying that “that is the standard to which they are holding everyone else, so the name change needs to occur.”

According to The Hill, during a congressional hearing on reparations last year, Gohmert tried to make the point that Democrats were historically the party that supported slavery, as a protester interrupted by shouting “you lie!”

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Gottlieb’s Pfizer Announces $1.95 Billion Deal with Feds for COVID-19 Vaccine

One would be hard-pressed to find a more influential figure in the ongoing coronavirus crisis than Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former chief of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In late March, Gottlieb, now a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, authored a lengthy report detailing how the country could get back to normal after the 15-day “Flatten the Curve/Stop the Spread” order. (Remember that?)

“A Road Map to Reopening” established the phased-in process most public officials are following as America struggles to recapture the daily life we abruptly abandoned more than four months ago. Much of the report fixated on the need to develop a widely-available vaccine to fight COVID-19; only then, according to Gottlieb, could the country return to some sense of “normal.”

The media, Democratic and Republican governors, and the White House have embraced Gottlieb’s report as the gold standard. Trump’s ex-FDA commissioner is a fixture on CNBC and the Sunday morning talk shows, where he often touts the need for a vaccine. “Life’s never going to be perfectly normal until we get to a vaccine,” he said March 22 on “Face the Nation.”

It looks like Gottlieb is getting his wish. On Wednesday morning, the federal government announced plans to purchase and distribute 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine; this is the first step in fulfilling the goal of “Operation Warp Speed,” a public-private partnership committed to delivering 300 million doses of a “safe, effective vaccine for COVID-19 by January 2021.”

The initial order, paid for by the U.S. government but nonetheless advertised as “free” to Americans, will cost $1.95 billion.

In a joint statement, Pfizer and BioNTech, the two companies providing the vaccines, confirmed that two trial vaccines have received fast-track approval from the FDA; pending further testing, the companies will seek emergency regulatory approval “as early as October.” The companies plan to have 1.3 billion vaccines available by the end of 2021. Gottlieb should be thrilled.

But there is more than one reason why Gottlieb should cheer this news: He sits on the board of directors for Pfizer. Less than three months after resigning his post at the FDA in April 2019, Gottlieb was elected to Pfizer’s board. (The doctor also has joined the boards of Illumina, Tempus, and Aetion, all companies in the health care sector.)

Just hours before the Pfizer vaccine news became public, Gottlieb appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box to explain that any vaccine will need to be administered on an annual basis.

“With this coronavirus, it seems more like a seasonal coronavirus,” Gottlieb said. “With respect to a vaccine, it means you’re going to need a seasonal vaccine in all likelihood this will become like the flu vaccine where you’ll get it in advance of every coronavirus season.”

Neither Gottlieb nor CNBC disclosed to viewers that Gottlieb is a Pfizer board member.

Pfizer’s stock price rose 4 percent on Wednesday.

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Morning Greatness: Curing ‘Systemic Racism’ One Food Label at a Time

Good Monday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president participates in a roundtable with supporters of a joint fundraising committee at the Trump hotel

Curing “systemic racism” one food label at a time

First they came for Aunt Jemina. Next they came for Uncle Ben’s Rice. Now they are coming for Trader Joe’s.

A petition has garnered 1,700 signatures, not really that many, telling Trader Joe’s grocery store to change the name of some of its products. “The grocery chain labels some of its ethnic foods with modifications of ‘Joe’ that belies a narrative of exoticism that perpetuates harmful stereotypes,” reads the petition.

It cites “Trader Ming’s,” the grocery chain’s label for its Chinese products, “Arabian Joe,” for its Middle Eastern products, “Trader José,” for its Mexican products, and a handful of others as examples.

So this is racism? I shop at TJ’s and I’ve never really noticed the names on the label of my products but I don’t see these names as derogatory. What will these product name changes do to stop police violence? Systemic racism? Failing inner city schools? Substandard health care? Nothing, but that’s because the goal isn’t to DO anything. It’s just about cosmetic displays to virtue signal.

“The Trader Joe’s branding is racist because it exoticizes other cultures – it presents ‘Joe’ as the default “normal” and the other characters falling outside of it,” the petition says. What? These are people with too much time on their hands and what does exoticize mean? It’s FOOD. Chinese food. Mexican food. Middle Eastern food.

Naturally, Trader Joe’s caved.

“While this approach to product naming may have been rooted in a lighthearted attempt at inclusiveness, we recognize that it may now have the opposite effect — one that is contrary to the welcoming, rewarding customer experience we strive to create every day,” Kenya Friend-Daniel, a spokeswoman for Trader Joe’s, said in a statement.

“Packaging for a number of the products has already been changed, but there’s a small number of products in which the packaging is still going through the process,” Friend-Daniel added.

Well we can’t have any “lighthearted” inclusiveness because this crowd doesn’t want inclusiveness, they want strife and division.

 

Democrats freakout that feds are cleaning up the Portland mess

The riots in Portland aren’t getting any mainstream media coverage because the corporate media don’t want people to see the anarchy and violence in the streets. They want the people to turn against the police and they don’t want people to support Trump’s message of law and order. But malefactors have been running rampant in Portland after dark, attacking a federal court house among other things. Trump sent the feds in to protect federal property because the local whackadoodle mayor, Ted Wheeler, let these insurrections run wild. Other elected officials have claimed the feds are assaulting innocent “protestors.” Pelosi called the DHS officers “storm troopers.”

In a series of statements and Twitter messages, City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty accused the Portland Police Bureau – which Wheeler oversees — of collaborating with the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in what she described as an “aggressive clampdown of peaceful protest.”

In one post, Hardesty refers to federal officers as “45’s goon squad” – an apparent reference to President Trump, the nation’s 45th president.

So far the peaceful protests have cost local businesses $25 million.

Here are some videos of the peaceful protestors:

Related:

Portland moms form human shield to protect protesters from feds

Dem Rep. Meeks: Trump Turning America into North Korea with Feds Taking Protesters off the Street

 

Protests/Riots/Black Lives Matter:

Virginia Mandates Slavery Lessons for Kindergarteners

Trump mocks push to rename Fort Bragg: ‘We’re going to name it after the Rev. Al Sharpton?’

Portland official slams mayor, claims ‘goon squad’ targets protesters

Man with flag confronts Portland protesters: ‘None of you guys represent black lives’

Trump says he wanted to hold ‘big rally’ in Michigan, was told he couldn’t

As ‘cancel culture’ activism peaks, big tech and its algorithms quietly fuel the flames

Black woman dumps paint on more Black Lives Matter murals in NYC: ‘We want our police’

Seattle rioters seen damaging, looting stores; police say fire sparked at precinct, officer hospitalized

D.C. shooting: Man killed, 8 others wounded in nation’s capital

Healthy Black kids die more often after surgery than White kids, study finds

MO Governor to Issue Pardon if Armed St. Louis Couple Charged

 

Coronavirus news:

Fauci Dragged For Touting New York’s ‘Correct’ Response To Coronavirus Pandemic

Ohio governor warns state ‘could become Florida’

Priorities USA and others agree to drop voting lawsuit against Florida

Kentucky couple who wouldn’t sign self-quarantine order put under house arrest

Breast cancer care becomes troubling casualty of COVID-19 pandemic

3 teachers who are moms push back on reopening schools

 

Other morsels:

Whistleblower alleges repeated attempts were made to report Pompeo’s ‘questionable activities’

Belated Ginsburg cancer disclosure renews focus on SCOTUS transparency

3 friends on fishing trip killed in ‘massacre,’ Florida sheriff says

ICE: Denver released Guatemalan assault suspect despite immigration detainer

Son of federal judge killed after gunman opened fire at her New Jersey home

‘Everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars,’ Kanye West says at 1st campaign rally

WaPo/ABC News Poll: Plurality of Americans Say Mail-In Voting is Vulnerable to Fraud

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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Morning Greatness: Taxpayer Subsidized Museum Distributes Racist Propaganda

Good Thursday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president receives his intelligence briefing
  • President Trump delivers remarks on Rolling Back Regulations to Help All Americans

Taxpayer subsidized museum distributes racist propaganda

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (part of the Smithsonian museum system) distributed a racist graphic on Wednesday listing the attributes of “white” people.

As you can see the belief system of “white” culture expressed here suggests that other “colors” of people do not operate according to reason or “scientific method” or value a nuclear family, or work hard (“protestant”) or compete to be the best at their chosen activity.  (Hello professional athletes!) What culture values laziness, irrationality, broken family structures and thoughtless herd behavior? Non-“whites”? Because that is certainly the implication and it is offensive.

“Since white people still hold most of the institutional power in America, we have all internalized some aspects of white culture — including people of color,” it reads.

Other features of this trashy propaganda include such disinformation as “wealth=worth” and “bland is best” as descriptors for “white” people. What would happen if a museum put out similar descriptors for people who are non-“white?” There would be an uproar.

Now, I accept that fact that in a free society or theoretically free society there are going to be stupid idiots. But the taxpayers should not be paying for this garbage and congress needs to investigate this and yank their funding immediately.

Twitter got hacked

Yesterday, Twitter was hacked.

We don’t know how the hack happened or even to what extent Twitter’s own systems may have been compromised — but following the unprecedented hacks of accounts including President Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Kanye West, Michael Bloomberg, and Apple, Twitter has confirmed it took the drastic step of blocking new tweets from every verified user, compromised or no, as well as locking all compromised accounts.

And it wasn’t just the accounts, Twitter employee accounts were also compromised.

High profile Twidiots were tweeting out some sort of bitcoin scam and Twitter shutdown all verified Twitter accounts to try and get the situation under control.

Looks like it’s all fixed now. It’s a great time to sign up for Parler.

Related:

Josh Hawley Urges Twitter To Call In FBI To Help Stop Massive Cyberattack

 

Trump Administration requires hospitals report to HHS, not the CDC

A Stage Five freak out was prompted by the Trump Administration when they moved the responsibility for collating Covid-19 data from the CDC to the HHS. “Hospitals were told as of Wednesday to stop reporting daily Covid-19 data through the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network and instead funnel it through two HHS systems.” The CDC has been an epic failure on the virus front, so why is this so controversial?

CDC Director Robert Redfield told reporters on a call Wednesday the change was intended to better streamline the data, reduce reporting burdens and obtain better information to enable the department to distribute scarce resources.

And of course, there are priorities: “Some of the health groups questioned whether the change could keep data on racial and ethnic disparities in care from being surfaced while disrupting information officials use to plot efforts to contain disease spread.”

Overall there aren’t major changes here but it was an opportunity to throw yet another tantrum about the Trump Administration. “Bottom line is they have no less data, or access to it, today or tomorrow than they did before,” an administration official said.

 

Coronavirus news

Demands for coronavirus testing, hot meals sparked riot at New Mexico jail

White House considers sweeping travel ban on members, families of the Chinese Communist Party: report

Liberty University sues NY Times for ‘fictional tale’ about coronavirus outbreak

Jerry Falwell Jr. bashes New York Times as ‘bigoted bunch of liars’ after Liberty files $10M defamation suit

Maryland governor says state uncovered $501 million fraudulent coronavirus unemployment scheme

Man in custody after Supreme Court police vehicle set on fire

Harvard says Covid-19 surge across South did not come from northern vacationers, as CDC director claims

LOL. Fauci says he’s ‘walking a tightrope’ as people try to ‘pit’ him against the president

 

Protests/Riots/War on Cops

Minneapolis’ Third Precinct damaged during George Floyd riots will cost $10M to fix: report

Suspect in shooting death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner surrenders to police

Good. Florida police union pulls endorsement of Orange County sheriff who took a knee with protesters

NYPD chief and 3 officers injured following clash with protesters

City council in Asheville, North Carolina, unanimously approves reparation plan

87 protesters arrested at Kentucky attorney general’s home

National Association of Police Organizations Ditches Joe Biden, Endorses Trump for President

 

Other morsels:

Right. Graham predicts key memo in Russia investigation is ‘days away’ from being declassified

Kanye West will appear on Oklahoma’s ballot as an independent presidential candidate, election board says

Justice Ginsburg released from hospital after treatment for possible infection

Biden widens lead over Trump, new polls show

23 state attorneys general sue DeVos over student loan forgiveness change

Maine poised to allow ranked voting for president after state ruling

Epstein Mysteries: Why Did Vanity Fair Sit On Allegations Against Epstein For 17 Years?

Hallmark Reportedly Says It Will Include LGBTQ Storylines In Christmas Movies

Poll: Majority Pennsylvania Voters Believe ‘Secret Trump Voters’ in Their Communities

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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Shock Poll Shows Trump on Track to Win Reelection

A new poll conducted by the Washington based Democracy Institute for the Sunday Express shows President Trump tied with his rival Joe Biden at 47 percent, but surpassing him in the electoral college 309 to 229.

These positive results for Trump come amid a constant drumbeat of negative media coverage in recent weeks that paints his electoral chances in November as virtually nil.

According to the shock poll, Trump is “on course to win the crucial swing states including Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin where he outpolls Vice President Biden by 48 percent to 44 percent.”

According to David Maddox, the political editor of the Sunday Express, the poll indicates that the Black Lives Matter riots have created a backlash that is helping Trump.

The poll was conducted Jul 1–3, before the president went to the Mount Rushmore to make a speech that was very well received by most Americans, but furiously derided by Democrats and their allies in the corporate media.

In his speech, Trump blasted the “cancel culture” and “the angry mobs” who want to erase America’s history: “There is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance. If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras, and follow its commandments then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted, and punished. Not gonna happen to us,” the president said.

“Fallout from the Black Lives Matter protests” is helping the president’s campaign for reelection, Maddox opined in the The UK Express article.

Given a choice between which phrases identified their views 71 percent chose “all lives matter” while 29 percent picked “black lives matter”.

Meanwhile, with statues of presidents and other historic figures being attacked and pulled down across the US, 74 percent said they disapproved of the actions while 77 percent disagreed with the assertion supported by many Democrat politicians that Mount Rushmore with the faces of four US Presidents carved on it “is racist”.

The poll showed that 59 percent approved of the President’s handling of the riots and protests but 40 percent want him to be tougher while 60 percent think Mr Biden has not been critical enough.

In addition, 67 percent prefer President Trump’s law and order message compared to 29 percent who want black community relations improved with the police.

According to the poll, 76 percent of people said it made no difference to them whether of not Biden chose a black running mate.

The poll also shows the president doing well with minority voters—35 percent for black voters and 34 percent for Hispanics.

Worse still is Mr Biden’s mental health after some stumbling performances and public concerns that he may be suffering from the early stages of dementia have also had an impact.

According to the poll 55 percent believe he is suffering from cognitive problems and 44 percent say that it means they are less likely to vote for him while 58 percent think aged 77 he is too old to be President.

Patrick Basham, the director of the Democracy Institute, said: “Between now and Election Day, the factor that will most influence the final outcome will be the debates between President Trump and his Democratic opponent. Should Biden regain some of his past skill at coasting through such encounters with moderate, platitudinous comments delivered with a smile, a little humour, and an Everyman demeanour, he will retain a good chance of enjoying a very competitive election.

“But, should Biden have even one ‘senior moment’ during which he forgets what he’s saying, or where he is, or the question posed to him, his chances of beating Trump will be somewhere between slim and none.”

Indeed, Biden’s campaign has had the candidate on a short leash in recent months, only allowing him to participate in minor, scripted online events where he continues to struggle nonetheless.

Biden’s apparent cognitive decline has likely contributed to the “enthusiasm gap,” that continues to benefit Trump, with 77 percent of Trump voters “enthusiastic” about voting for their candidate compared to only 43 percent of Biden voters.

The poll results suggest that President Trump has much more support than can be gleaned through polling because of this “shy Trump voter” effect. When asked whether they are “comfortable with your relatives, friends, and coworkers knowing how you vote?” only 29 percent of Trump supporters responded in the affirmative, while 82 percent of Biden voters said they were.

The majority of respondents [67 percent], saw Trump as a strong leader, while Biden ws seen as a consensus builder [55 percent], and more likeable [60 percent].

Q. “Are you strongly or very enthusiastic about your choice of candidate?”
Trump voters = 77%

Biden voters = 43%

Q “Is your vote for Trump/Biden a positive vote for your candidate or a negative vote against his opponent?
Trump voters: positive vote = 81%; negative vote = 19%

Biden voters: positive vote = 29%; negative vote = 71%

Q “Could your vote change before Election Day?”

Trump voters: Yes = 4%

Biden voters: Yes = 12%

“Shy” Trump Vote?

Questions to Undecided Voters

Q “Does a relative or a friend plan to vote for Trump?”

Yes = 66%

No = 34%

Q. “Will President Trump be reelected?”

Yes = 52%

No = 48%

Question to All Voters

Q. “Are you comfortable with your relatives, friends, and coworkers knowing how you vote?”

Trump voters: Yes = 29%

Biden voters: Yes = 82%

National Popular Vote

Trump = 47%

Biden = 47%

Undecided = 6%

White voters: Trump = 52% Biden = 46%

Black: Trump 16% Biden = 81%

Hispanic: Trump 34% Biden = 51%

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Morning Greatness: Is Partisanship Hurting Coronavirus Response?

Good Friday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president receives a briefing on SOUTHCOM Enhanced Counternarcotics Operations, U.S. Southern Command
  • President Trump delivers remarks on SOUTHCOM Enhanced Couternarcotics Operations
  • The president participates in a roundtable on Supporting the People of Venezuela at Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center
  • The president participates in a roundtable with supporters Hillsboro Beach, FL

 

Listen to the latest “Happy Hour with Julie and Liz” podcast

 

Protests, Riots, Defund the Police, Cancel Culture:

AG Barr announces new initiative ‘Operation Legend’ to tackle violent crime

Barr says Black Lives Matter ‘distorting the debate’

Around 100 Ford Employees Request The Company Stop Making Police Vehicles To Fight ‘Systemic Racism’

How Lies Of Systemic Police Racism Fuel The War On Cops

Milley says Confederates committed ‘treason,’ backs review of Army base names

Black mom sues Baltimore restaurant for being denied service over dress code

Seattle ice cream parlor bars police carrying guns

Retired Georgia professor says she was doxxed over ‘cancel culture’ opposition

Seattle City Council seems ready to defund police by 50 percent

Teenager charged in July 4 death of 11-year-old in Washington, DC

Two people charged with hate crime for vandalizing BLM mural

Death of Robert Fuller, Black man found hanging in a tree, confirmed as suicide

Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue Says ‘We Are All Truly Blessed’ to Have Trump as President

 

Coronavirus news:

Ya think? Fauci says partisanship is hurting US response to Covid-19

!!! Trump says he’ll wear mask during upcoming trip to Walter Reed

If Walmart is open, schools should be, too, DeSantis says

Neo-Nazis call to ‘deliberately infect’ Jews, Muslims with COVID-19: report

Mnuchin wants ‘another round’ of stimulus checks passed this month

TSA adds new coronavirus protections for screeners after whistleblower complaint

Trump call to reopen schools draws pushback from Dem governors Inslee, Whitmer

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against long-term care facility over staffer’s Covid-19 death

Chinese officials warn of ‘unknown pneumonia’ in Kazakhstan that is deadlier than coronavirus

 

Other morsels:

WATCH: Joe Biden Vows ‘End to the Era of Shareholder Capitalism’

We’re still on this? WH pushed for ‘correction’ to Weather Service tweet contradicting Trump in ‘Sharpiegate’ incident, watchdog says 

Top Pentagon officials say Russian bounty program not corroborated

This lady. Marie Yovanovitch on Vindman retirement: He ‘deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this’

Here Are 7 Times Joy Reid, MSNBC’s New Primetime Host, Spread Misinformation

Trump poised to run out political clock on emoluments suits

Trump administration sanctions Chinese officials over human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims

Professor charged over scheme to use $4M in US grant money to conduct research for China

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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Two Deadly Shootings in Two Occupied BLM Protest Zones Over the Weekend

There were two deadly shootings in occupied Black Lives Matter protest zones over the weekend, one in Seattle’s “autonomous zone”  and the other in an occupied park in Louisville, Kentucky.

One person is dead and a 14-year-old is in critical condition following a shooting in the “CHOP” or “CHAZ” occupied area in Seattle. There were reports on the ground that the victims were shot by CHAZ “security.”

According to witnesses, a white SUV drove into Cal Anderson Park in an attempted drive by shooting and CHOP “security” returned fire. CHOP “security” is made up of armed of armed protesters.

However, from pictures on the scene, the windows of the SUV appear to have been rolled up at the time they were shot out calling into question the initial reports.

According to King5.com, one of the victims had gunshot wounds to his hip, arm, and temple. The individual is the second person in a week to die of a gunshot would from within the occupied zone. Six people have now been shot in the CHAZ in a total of four shootings.

 

There are no suspect descriptions to report at this time.

The CHOP zone was supposed to be dismantled last week, but after encountering resistance from armed agitators, authorities backed off, the Post Millennial reported.

The shooting comes as CHOP faces an uncertain future. On Friday, crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation arrived to begin dismantling CHOP but they were met by protesters. According to one report, occupiers pulled a gun on them.

The city’s crews sat around all day Friday and eventually left as negotiations continued between various protests groups and Mayor Jenny Durkan. The crews did not return over the weekend.

Protesters in Louisville have occupied Jefferson Square Park for the past month to protest the death Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by police in her home during a drug raid that resulted in a shootout with other occupants of the house.

Steven Nelson Lopez, 23, is facing “charges of murder and first-degree wanton endangerment for killing Tyler Gerth, a 27-year-old Louisville photographer, Saturday night.

A cell-phone video shows Lopez shooting Gerth in the face at close range. Fellow protesters returned fire, wounding Lopez in the leg.

Although some in the media initially reported that Lopez was a “white supremacist,” he has been a frequent participant in “Louisville’s month of protests,” according to local media.

Earlier this month, Lopez was arrested on two separate occasions in Louisville for offenses that include, rioting, disorderly conduct, and unlawful assembly.

On June 17th Lopez was arrested for inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, harassment and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia. Just two days later, records show Lopez was arrested yet again on June 19th. Those charges included unlawful assembly and disorderly conduct.

Lopez had reportedly been asked to leave the premises, earlier Saturday by other protesters for his “disruptive behavior.”

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A 3rd Shooting reported in Seattle’s CHAZ as Mayor Moves to End the Police-Free Zone

Seattle Police Tuesday morning reported the third shooting in Seattle’s Capitol Hill “autonomous zone” since Saturday. In all, four people have been shot in CHAZ, including one victim who died.

The shooting was reported just before 5:00 a.m. just outside of Cal Anderson Park on the edge of the zone, also known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP).

 

According to the SPD Blotter, people began calling 911 at 4:37 am Tuesday to report a man in his 30s had been shot.

Officers and Seattle Fire Department medics staged nearby and met the victim outside the area known as the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP).

The victim refused to provide any information about the circumstances surrounding the shooting or a suspect description to officers. Medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of a gunshot wound to the calf.

There were additional reports of shots fired in the CHOP around the same time, but no additional victims were confirmed.

Over the weekend there were two other shootings within CHAZ—one early Saturday that left a 19-year-old man dead and another person critically injured, and one Sunday night that left a 17-year-old wounded.

After a weekend of violence, Mayor Jenny Durkan vowed on Monday to dismantle the police-free occupation and send officers in to restore order.

According to the New York Post, Seattle Police were stopped from responding to the deadly shooting Saturday by “a human chain of protesters.”

A high-ranking police source told The Post that cops were not only blocked from reaching the victims at the scene, but were confronted by armed protesters at Harborview Medical Center and kept from entering.

Q13Fox reported that the 17-year-old victim was shot in the arm Sunday night, and refused to speak with police detectives.

Since June 8, when Seattle police abandoned the East Precinct, crimes like sexual assault and arson have reportedly surged inside and just outside the zone.

Police Chief Carmen Best has stated that police response times to 911 calls in the surrounding area have “more than tripled” because the force is down a station.“Emergency calls, which often means somebody’s being assaulted, sometimes it’s a rape, sometimes it’s a robbery, but something bad is happening if it’s a top priority call, and we’re not able to get there,” she has said.

The “security” team for the CHAZ includes members of the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club, a far-left militia-type organization, according to independent journalist Andy Ngo, who spent “five terrifying days” in the autonomous  zone. Additionally, an armed rapper known as Raz Simone took it upon himself to patrol the area with an armed entourage.

Simone has an arrest record for child cruelty and other charges, Ngo reported.

As American Greatness previously reported, the so-called “warlord” was seen handing another man a rifle from the trunk of a car in a livestream Facebook video.

Mayor Durkan, who initially celebrated the lawless occupation—calling it a “summer of love”—reversed course on Monday in the wake of the two shootings over the weekend.

Durkan said the city would move to dismantle the police-free zone because the violence was distracting from the message of the “peaceful protesters.”

“The cumulative impacts of the gatherings and protests and the nighttime atmosphere and violence has led to increasingly difficult circumstances for our businesses and residents,” Durkan said at a news conference. “The impacts have increased and the safety has decreased.”

“There should be no place in Seattle that the Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Police Department can’t go,” she added.

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Morning Greatness: ‘Dumb Maniac’ John Bolton Goes on Butt Hurt Tour

Good Monday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president has lunch with the Vice President

Media celebrates Trump’s “low turnout” rally

Saturday marked the day of the much anticipated Trump campaign rally in Oklahoma and also the day that coronavirus returned as a public health issue. Previously, the virus had disappeared as an issue of concern when thousands and thousands of people marched in close quarters, screaming and spreading OMGVIRUSDROPLETS for Black Lives and some engaged in riots, violence and vandalism. Public health officials disappeared from the air waves with their warnings of slow and painful death only to return with warnings before the Trump rally.

Attendance was not as promised at the event and the media is having a celebration. The campaign reported more than one million signed up to attend but far less showed up. Who could blame them? All over the U.S., there’s been violence, riots, and hooligans waiting to beat up innocent bystanders. The media was suddenly re-concerned about the Chinese virus warning people they were going to die if they went to the rally.

AOC one of the village idiots in the House of Representatives, bragged that kids using Chinese spy tool Tik Tok, sabotaged the event and singed up for all the tickets. Ha, so funny. Just another reminder that these subversives want to silence people who have not hoped on board the progressive choo choo train.

“Leftists and online trolls doing a victory lap, thinking they somehow impacted rally attendance, don’t know what they’re talking about or how our rallies work,” campaign manager Brad Parscale said. “Reporters who wrote gleefully about TikTok and K-Pop [Korean pop music] fans — without contacting the campaign for comment — behaved unprofessionally and were willing dupes to the charade.”

More than 10 million watched the event online, pretty impressive.

Related:
This guy. Fox News’s Chris Wallace presses Trump campaign adviser on Tulsa rally: ‘People didn’t show up’

‘Dumb Maniac’ John Bolton goes on his butt hurt tour

Blood thirsty John Bolton went on a butt hurt tour to promote his nasty slam book for which he was paid millions. Apparently copies of his book have been pirated and are available online, so get it for free if you want to read it, no need to pay for it, no need for Bolton to get royalties.

The ego maniacal, self-important Bolton complained said of Trump “He’s almost proud of not learning much about the subject matter of national security,” Bolton said. He described the Trump White House “like living inside a pinball machine.”

“I’ve been accused of a lot of things over the course of my career. I’ve never been accused of hiding my views. So I think he knew what he was getting.”

Oh no, no, no.  YOU knew what YOU were getting, dummy. Bolton’s job was to advise, he knew what Trump’s foreign policy inclinations were before he signed on. He knew wasn’t going to get his wars and bombings or he thought he could manipulate Trump into bending to his will. Trump was elected for his policies, if Bolton was not prepared to go along, he should have turned down the job. Trump should never have hired him but Trump has been warned about the people in his circle and has ignored the warnings. You know who I am talking about because all the people Democrats called to testify against the president were on the list. Bolton is just one of many assholes (Mattis, Kelly, etc.) who thought they could come in and push Trump around to keep him line, only to find they couldn’t do it.

Related:
Schiff says committee chairs, Pelosi discussing potential Bolton testimony
Who cares? Bolton spokeswoman denies report he’ll vote for Biden, says he won’t vote for either major WH candidate
Trump Details Two Specific Conversations He Had With John Bolton That Made Him Realize He Was A ‘Dumb Maniac’

Other morsels:
Noose found in garage stall of Black NASCAR driver at Talladega Superspeedway, say officials
NPR Bungles Article About ‘Right-Wing Extremists’ Attacking Protesters With Vehicles, Includes Photo Of An Assault Allegedly By Protesters
Minority jail officers were barred from guarding ex-cop charged with George Floyd’s murder: Complaint
Police fire rubber bullets and pepper spray on protesters in Compton, California
Nutters. NYT 1619 Project Lead Reporter Pushes Conspiracy Theory, Appears To Delete And Reactivate Her Twitter Account
Rep. Nadler: Senate Republicans are corrupt
Schiff hopes ousted U.S. attorney testifies before Congress
Coronavirus is weakening, could disappear on its own: Italian doctor
Ex-cop charged in George Floyd death accosted while grocery shopping
Oh my. Man allegedly caught at airport with cocaine inside artificial penis
‘It is our history’: Families of Aunt Jemima former models oppose Quaker Oats’ planned brand changes
Five Texas bars have alcohol permits suspended for violating coronavirus protocols
Arizona’s Bush Fire now fifth largest wildfire in state history, blaze grows by 10,000 acres
Tabloid. Washington Post defends criticized report on woman’s offensive Halloween costume at staffer’s 2018 party
Sure, why not? Thousands sign petition to rename Columbus, Ohio to ‘Flavortown’ after native son Guy Fieri
Rep. Doug Collins wants an independent prosecutor in Rayshard Brooks case
Monmouth University to remove President Woodrow Wilson’s name from campus building
The ESPY Awards make sure viewers know Black Lives Matter
NYPD officer suspended without pay following ‘disturbing apparent chokehold incident’
Gotta keep working this angle. Trump is heading to Arizona, where Covid-19 cases have nearly doubled in two weeks
Trump to mark completion of border wall’s 200th mile
Noose found in garage stall of Black NASCAR driver at Talladega Superspeedway, say officials
Teddy Roosevelt Statue to be Removed from Museum of Natural History
Report: Shootings Surge After NYPD Disbands Anti-Crime Unit
Zogby Poll: Majority of Voters Believe Joe Biden in ‘Early Stages of Dementia’

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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Rapper/Warlord Raz Seen Handing Out AR-15 to Youth in Seattle Autonomous Zone

Empowered by the complete lack of law enforcement in the area, “terrorist warlord rapper” Raz Simone was seen brazenly handing out an AR-15 to a young man in the “CHAZ” Autonomous Zone in Seattle, last week. The armed rapper has been involved in several scraps in CHAZ, including an assault on a reporter who had to be escorted out of the zone to safety on Sunday by Seattle police.

In a video that was streamed live on Simone’s Facebook, the rapper can be seen grabbing an AR-15 from the back of his Tesla and handing it to a youth who may or may not be old enough to own a so-called “assault rifle.”

“We’re not doing anything illegal,” Raz can be heard saying. When asked why he wanted to be armed, the boy said, “we’re just exercising our rights is all.”

In Washington, a person must be between the ages of 18 and 21 to possess an AR-15 outside their own home or business.

Seattle police abandoned the East Precinct last Monday after several days of violent clashes, boarding up windows and doors on the orders of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin. The six block zone has become home to Black Lives Matter activists, social justice warriors and antifa agitators. Predictably, it didn’t take long for the cop-free social experiment to devolve into chaos.

In recent days, “Raz” has emerged as a gun-toting “warlord” who metes out justice in the many disputes and violent outbursts that crop up within CHAZ’s borders.

 

A videographer was allegedly forcibly detained and assaulted by Raz and his henchmen after recording in the autonomous zone on Sunday. Scriberr’s co-founder and field reporter, Kalen D’Almeida, said that as he was trying to escape the angry mob, a Toyota Camry with tinted windows pursued him and tried to make him give up his recording equipment and report to a “medical tent for interrogation.”

D’Almeida posted a video that went viral last week showing a CHAZ resident demanding that “all white people must pay black people $10.00.”

After the sun went down on June 14, according to D’Almeida, a few groups, including antifa, John Brown Gun Club, as well as Simone and his followers reportedly gathered in the street.

“I was sitting on a couch 40 yards away filming Raz Simone in case anything interesting happened while he was out,” D’Almeida said.

There had been multiple reports the previous nights of Simone patrolling the zone with a gun harnessed on his leg.

While Simone insisted his purpose was a peaceful protest and nothing else, multiple scuffles occurred within his group that was settled through force.

According to D’Almeida and multiple field reporters on the scene, a few of Simone’s friends huddled in a circle looking at something on a cell phone. When they spotted D’Almeida, they began stalking him.

“Give me your phone, show me what’s on your phone, or I’m going to knock you the f*ck out,” one man said to D’Almeida.

D’Almeida decided to move away from the area, when another agitator grabbed him by the collar of his jacket and punched him in the back of his head. Soon, he found himself surrounded by more agitators so he ran outside of the zone’s barriers to seek help. He recalled yelling for people to help him get out of the area, but no one did.

Even after D’Almedia escaped CHAZ and alerted Seattle authorities, agitators followed him in a midnight-blue Toyota Camry with all-tinted windows. He said the angry mob wanted him to give up his phone and equipment and report to a “medical tent for interrogation.”

Finally, he was able to be escorted back to his hotel by officers in the Seattle Police Department.

Following the attack, Scriberr condemned violence against journalists and promised to release exclusive footage of the attack.