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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.

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Jobs Skyrocket in May, Stunning Economists and Corporate Media

Employment rose by an unexpected 2.5 million in May, bringing the jobless rate to 13.3%, according to the Labor Department on Friday.

The stunning new jobs numbers  indicate that the nation is in the midst of an economic turnaround as states gradually reopen after the coronavirus lockdowns. The May gain was reportedly the biggest one-month jobs surge since at least 1939 and perhaps in all of American history. “The only previous month to register more than a million jobs was September 1983, at 1.1 million,” according to CNBC.

The stunning gains come just three months after the U.S. had boasted a 3.5% unemployment rate, the lowest in 50 years, then saw that erased in an instant. The U.S. economy had been enjoying the longest expansion in its history but had to go into almost complete lockdown due to stay-at-home orders issued across the country.

Right up until this morning, the media was hyping doom and gloom predictions showing massive job losses continuing into May.

“Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting payrolls to drop by 8.33 million and the unemployment rate to rise to 19.5% from April’s 14.7%,” CNBC reported.

If Wall Street expectations had been accurate, it would have been the worst figure since the Great Depression.

As it turned out, May’s numbers showed the U.S. may well be on the road to recovery after its fastest plunge in history.

As Redstate first reported, New York Times columnist and Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman was so flummoxed by the good economic news,  he suggested in a series of bizarre tweets that the economic “models” may be playing tricks on us or President Trump may have “gotten to the BLS”:

He went on to sourly attack Trump’s economic advisor Stephen Moore, calling him a “hack.”

Jason Furman, formerly the chairman of Obama’s Counsel of Economic Advisors, quickly shot down Krugman’s conspiracy theory.

“You can 100% discount the possibility that Trump got to the BLS. Not 98% discount, not 99.9% discount, but 100% discount,” he tweeted. “BLS has 2,400 career staff of enormous integrity and one political appointee with no scope to change this number.”

Most financial experts welcomed the cheery economic news.

“It seems the damage from the nationwide lockdown was not as severe or as lasting as we feared a month ago,” said Scott Clemons, chief investment strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman.

“The glimmer of hope in that [April] report, as awful as it was, was that 78% of the people who lost their jobs believed that loss would be temporary,” Clemons said. “It turns out that optimism seems to have been warranted. As the economy responded and people went back to work, the jobs were still there.”

“Barring a second surge of Covid-19, the overall U.S. economy may have turned a corner, as evidenced by the surprise job gains today, even though it still remains to be seen exactly what the new normal will look like,” said Tony Bedikian, head of global markets at Citizens Bank.

The stock market reacted favorably to the jobs report, gaining 800 points as of 11 a.m. ET, according to CNBC.

The great economic news is surely to disappoint Democrats who were hoping to lard up a phase 4 stimulus bill with billions of dollars for  left-wing causes and huge bailouts for cronies.

President Donald Trump giddily shared the news in a series of tweets, Friday morning.

He also took a swipe at Democrats, suggesting that they were hoping the economic devastation would continue, increasing their electoral fortunes.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) meanwhile took credit for the great jobs numbers, while at the same time warning that now is “the worst possible time to take our foot of the gas” on pushing economy-crushing coronavirus policies. She urged the Senate to pass the Democrats’ atrocious “Heroes Act,” which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already declared “dead on arrival.”

Trump held an upbeat news conference in the White House Rose Garden to tout the new job numbers.

“I think we’re going to have a very good upcoming few months. I think you’re going to have a very good August, very good July … maybe a spectacular September, but a spectacular October, November, December, and next year’s going to be one of the best years economically,” he told reporters.

“We’re bringing our jobs back, the president said. “We’re gonna be back there. I think we’re actually going to be back there higher next year than ever before.

He added, in reference to predictions that the economy could eventually bounce back to where it was before the pandemic: “We’ve been talking about a ‘V.’ This is far better than a ‘V.’ This is a rocketship.”

Trump also signed a bill giving small businesses more flexibility with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. He said the legislation would “especially help restaurants, hotels and other businesses.” The president also thanked Democrats for cooperating on getting the PPP bill through the House of Representatives.

Trump was criticized by Democrats, including Joe Biden, for mentioning George Floyd’s name and “equal justice under the law” as he touted the great economic numbers.

“Equal justice under the law must mean that every American receives equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement, regardless of race, color, gender, or creed,” he said. Hopefully George Floyd is looking down right now & saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country…in terms of equality”

 

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Joe Biden May Possibly Attend George Floyd’s Official Funeral

According to CNN, plans are in the works for former Vice President Joe Biden to attend George Floyd’s official funeral, although the details have not been finalized yet.

Floyd’s family attorney Benjamin Crump – who also represented Trayvon Martin’s family in their case against George Zimmerman – said on Tuesday that “we understand that Vice President Biden will be in attendance.” The Biden campaign has neither confirmed nor denied that Biden will attend the service, which is set to take place in Houston, Texas next Tuesday.

Biden had staged a photo-op with black community leaders at a church in Delaware on Monday, still wearing a surgical mask due to fears of the coronavirus. On Tuesday, Biden gave a speech ranting about alleged “systemic racism” in the United States and supposed “police brutality” against African-Americans, offering no evidence in either case.

His speech criticizing police came just one day after numerous acts of violence deliberately carried out against police officers across the country, including four St. Louis police officers who were shot in the line of duty by rioters.

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Biden Campaign Staffers Donate to Group that Pays Bail for Antifa and BLM Rioters in Minneapolis

At least thirteen campaign staffers for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden have made donations—possibly in coordination with the campaign—to a group that pays bail fees for Black Lives Matter and antifa agitators in Minneapolis.

According to Reuters, the staff members posted on Friday and Saturday that they were donating to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a group that opposes the practice of cash bail.

Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement to Reuters that the former vice president opposes the institution of cash bail as a “modern day debtors prison.”

But the campaign declined to answer questions on whether the donations were coordinated within the campaign, underscoring the politically thorny nature of the sometimes violent protests.

From 12:20 a.m. Friday to 11:21 a.m. Saturday, 57 agitators were arrested in Minneapolis, according to Twin Cities.com, and most of them were from Minnesota.

 

According to a new narrative promoted by various Democrats on Saturday, the violence and mayhem that roiled the Twin Cities these past few days was instigated by white supremacists, Trump supporters, and/or Russia.

If the Democrats are correct that most of the lawbreaking at these riots are being done by violent and dangerous white supremacists and Trump supporters, that poses a dilemma for the Biden Campaign. Why in the world would the team Biden want to contribute toward the bail of Nazis?

The mayor of Minneapolis also peddled the lie that the violence in Minneapolis was largely the fault of white supremacists.

Minnesota’s attorney general, the execrable Keith Ellison, also spent Saturday pushing disinformation about “far-right extremists” wreaking havoc at the protests  on Twitter.

Ellison, a far-left Muslim who was credibly accused of sexual assault in 2018, is himself an antifa supporter.

Ellison removed the above tweet of himself endorsing “Antifa The Anti-Fascist Handbook” from Twitter on Friday, according to RealClearInvestigation’s Paul Sperry.

After a full day of democrat disinformation about the make-up of the agitators, Attorney General William Barr sought to correct the record in a statement.

“In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized and driven by anarchistic left extremist groups—far left extremist groups using Antifa-like tactics,” he said, stating the obvious.

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Woman With ‘Trauma Visible’ on Her Body Found Dead in Car Overnight in Minneapolis Riot Zone

A woman with “trauma visible on her body” was found dead in Minneapolis overnight in an area that was overrun with violent rioting.

A motorist reportedly flagged down Minneapolis police officers on patrol at 3:16 a.m. and told them they’d seen a car in the middle of the street in North Minneapolis. The battered woman, thought to be in her 30s, was found deceased in the back seat. Police say a suspicious death investigation has been initiated.

 

 

According to a Twitter account that monitors police and fire department activity in Hennepin County, there were reports of women being kidnapped Thursday night.

WCCO-TV said that the area became so dangerous last night, it could not send a crew to the scene to report on the riot “out of safety concerns.”

The woman’s death is the second fatality connected with the unrest following the death of George Floyd on Memorial Day.

On Wednesday night, a man was shot as looting broke out near the 3rd Precinct police headquarters, on the city’s south side. A Lake Street business owner has been arrested.

Floyd, a black man, died Monday night after being arrested by police. Cellphone video of the incident showed a white officer pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes, until he lost consciousness. Floyd was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after.

The officer who was videotaped kneeling on Floyd’s neck for minutes before his death, was arrested on Thursday.

Floyd and Chauvin, it turns out, worked security at the same nightclub near Minneapolis’ Third Precinct for a year, according to the club’s owner. It’s unclear whether the two men knew each other.

The police brutality sparked protests that devolved into violent rioting, property destruction and looting in Minneapolis both Wednesday and Thursday nights. Thursday night, according to WCCO, St. Paul was also affected by the unrest.

The St. Paul Police Department said more than 170 businesses were looted or damaged Thursday, and dozens of fires were set. But there were no serious injuries reported in the city. Fires continued to burn in the city early Friday morning, with the largest one at Big Top Liquor near Snelling and University avenues, nearby Allianz Field.

Looters didn’t discriminate between white and black businesses.

A woman in a wheelchair was attacked outside of the Minneapolis Target as it was being looted.

At about 10:00 p.m. Thursday night, the lawless mob took over the police department’s 3rd Precinct building, with rioters setting fires both inside and outside of the building.

Police released a statement shortly after 10 p.m., saying in part, “in the interest of the safety of our personnel, the Minneapolis Police Department evacuated the 3rd Precinct of its staff. Protesters forcibly entered the building and have ignited several fires.”

More than 500 Minnesota National Guard soldiers arrived in Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding suburbs late Thursday night to “protect life, preserve property and the right to peacefully demonstrate.”

Early Friday, as the soldiers, and Minnesota State Patrol cleared people out of the area around the 3rd Precinct, troopers arrested a black CNN correspondent, Omar Jimenez, and his crew as they reported on the unrest in city live on air.

CNN reported that Jimenez was released before 7 a.m. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz personally apologized to the network’s president, accepting full responsibility.

Protests and rioting also broke out in several other U.S. cities Thursday night, including Los Angeles, New York, Denver and Louisville.

 

 

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The Imperative to Think in the COVID-19 Era

Now would be a good time to listen to Hannah Arendt.

The world can be a lonely place for those of us who suspect that the coronavirus pandemic or “crisis” is little more than a pretext by which, practically overnight, those who have long been aching for it executed nothing less than “the fundamental transformation” of America.

It’s been that much lonelier given that, up until very recently, upon realizing that Democratic officeholders, their apologists in the media, and their constituents are exploiting the mass fear that they engendered for the purposes of furthering their own agenda, Republican politicians and conservative media personalities have been equally guilty of promoting the narrative of the second coming of the Black Plague.

Much more work needs to be done on the part of those in the Republican Party and conservative media. At least for now, however, they appear to be beginning to emerge from the bottom of Plato’s cave.

The point here, though, is to remind those who have seen and called out the cooked numbers, fake accounts, hyper-sensationalism, and mythologizing for what they are, and who have been suppressed, censored, and disparaged for doing so, that they are in good company, for truth-tellers—earlier generations in other times and places would call them “prophets”—historically have suffered the same fate.

In glaring contrast, those who refuse to pursue truth, whether they deliberately lie or simply uncritically accept what everyone says, appear to gain the whole world, even if it is at the cost of losing their souls.

Hannah Arendt, a Jewish woman whose family had to flee their native Germany when the Nazis rose to power, would become a great 20th-century philosopher. After the war, she attended the trial of Adolph Eichmann, architect of the Holocaust, in Jerusalem. Expecting to see a monster personified, Arendt was discombobulated when her expectations failed to materialize.

While Eichmann’s actions were monstrous, he wasn’t monstrous at all. Quite the contrary, he was all too ordinary, or “banal,” as she would write. 

What did leave a lasting impression upon her was Eichmann’s “curious, but quite authentic, inability to think.”  

Arendt writes:

However monstrous the deeds were, the doer was neither monstrous nor demonic, and the only specific characteristic one could detect in his past as well as in his behavior during the trial and the preceding police examination was something entirely negative: it was not stupidity but a curious, quite authentic inability to think. 

Eichmann couldn’t think beyond “clichés,” “stock phrases,” and “conventional, standardized codes of expression and conduct.” Because of this, his testimony was littered with “inconsistencies and flagrant contradictions,” illogic that didn’t in the least faze him.

In other words, Eichmann couldn’t think beyond the memes, bumper sticker slogans, and hashtags of his day.

It wasn’t that Eichmann was stupid. Nor was it that he lacked the ability to think critically or logically. Rather, he lacked the will to do so.

It was this “inability” to think that Arendt believed made him that much more susceptible to committing evil.

It is crucial to realize that while Eichmann may have been the impetus that provoked Arendt to explore the relationship between thinking and morality, she by no means meant to imply that the phenomenon that she observed in him was in any way unique either to Eichmann or to Nazis. Most people, she knew, possessed that same “curious, but quite authentic, inability to think” possessed by Eichmann.

Most people do not want to think.

This is how seemingly decent people can become complicit in evil.

Flatten the curve! Stay at home! Avoid non-essential travel! Save lives!

These are the “clichés,” “stock phrases,” and “standardized codes of expression and conduct” of the so-called “COVID era.” Most people, sadly, seem to be incapable of or unwilling to think beyond them. This is a problem, however, because all such soundbites  have “the socially recognized function of protecting us against reality, that is, against the claim on our thinking attention which all events and facts arouse by virtue of their existence.”  

Stock phrases and the like shield us from reality. It’s not that they are of no utility; Arendt readily concedes that if “we were responsive to this claim [on our thinking attention purchased by all events and facts] all the time, we would soon be exhausted.”

But if we are interested in thinking clearly, of becoming educated, empowered; if we are interested in seeing to it that the powerful, the opportunistic, and the corrupt don’t manipulate us for their own purposes; if we are interested in self-governance; if we are interested in guarding ourselves against being perpetrators of evil—then we must marshal the will to think.

It is imperative that we learn how to think.

It is imperative that we refuse unabashedly to accept the declarations and decrees of experts uncritically.

It is imperative that we resist the tendency of most to just go along with the herd, to blindly obey orders.

Today, that “curious, but quite authentic inability to think” Hannah Arendt saw in Adolph Eichmann and that provoked in her a dramatic reorientation of her thought is on grand display in America (and beyond).

Those of us who care about the well-being of our republic and about the liberty bequeathed to us by America’s founders, for which earlier generations of Americans sacrificed their “lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” have an obligation to think.

We must think lest we implicate ourselves in the evils being visited upon the country by those who would “fundamentally transform” it in the name of keeping Americans from getting sick.

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Morning Greatness: Flynn Judge Hits the Brakes, Allows Lefty Interests to Influence Dismissal

Good Wednesday morning.

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

  • The president meets with the Governor of Colorado and the Governor of North Dakota

What fresh hell is this? Flynn judge stalls dismissal, opens up case to “friends of the court”

The judge in the Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn case has solicited friends of the court arguments, also known as amicus curiae, about whether he should grant the DoJ motion to dismiss. The action comes after the DoJ filed papers to drop the case following a review by 10-year FBI veteran and current U.S. attorney Jeffrey Jensen’s recommendation and A.G. Barr’s agreement. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan is dillydallying about dropping the case. He previously refused to allow amicus curiae. What the ****?

“Judge Sullivan, who denied leave to file amicus briefs when he knew third parties would have spoken favorably of Flynn, now solicits briefs critical of Flynn,” independent journalist Michael Cernovich wrote on Twitter Tuesday evening. “This is a violation of the judicial oath and applicable ethical rules. We will be filing a complaint against Sullivan. … [He] is acting as a politician, not a judge.”

Check out who has already weighed in:

Flynn’s legal team indicated in a filing Tuesday that a sealed amicus brief has already been submitted by a left-wing group known as the “Watergate Prosecutors,” urging Sullivan not to toss out Flynn’s guilty plea despite the Justice Department’s request. That group was featured in an October 2019 Washington Post opinion piece, and listed Jill Wine-Banks — who previously advanced unsubstantiated collusion theories involving the Trump campaign and Russia — as one of its members.

My good friend, Sean Davis wrote on Twitter that Judge Sullivan was letting “left-wing lawyers write his final order against Flynn for him.”

Indeed.

Related:
OH IS THAT SO? John Brennan Suppressed Intel Saying Russia Wanted Hillary Clinton to Win
These freaks were obsessed with this for three years and now it’s a “distraction?” With Obamagate, Trump returns to a favorite distraction tactic
Judge slows down effort to drop Flynn case
Judge signals he won’t immediately dismiss Michael Flynn case
Ken Starr asks why Obama, Biden were ‘in the know’ about ‘illegitimate’ Flynn investigation
‘President Obama Is In The Middle Of This’: Rand Paul Weighs In On Michael Flynn Case

Democrats unveil $3T fantasy “relief” bill

Yesterday, the vacationing House Democrats released a monstrous and unserious Chinese virus “relief” bill. You can tell it’s unserious because they didn’t work with the Senate or any Republicans to craft it. If they wanted the bill to pass and if they wanted to provide relief to people they wouldn’t waste time on grandstanding DOA legislation, they would sit down with all the players and negotiate. Nancy knows this bill will not get the president’s signature or pass the Senate.Senate Majority leader declared the bill “dead on arrival.” He said, “What you’ve seen in the House [from] Nancy is not something designed to deal with reality, but designed to deal with aspirations. This is not a time for aspirational legislation, this is a time for practical response to the coronavirus pandemic,” McConnell said, referring to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).”

The House Democrats will fruitlessly vote on the bill on Friday. Here’s some of the goodies in the bill:

Provisions include another round of direct payments of up to $1,200 per person — including for each dependent child — up to $6,000 per family, according to a Democratic fact sheet.

The bill also proposes extending the $600-per-week federal boost in unemployment insurance payments through January 2021. The boost — intended to ensure laid off and furloughed workers get roughly 100 percent of their pre-crisis pay — currently runs through July.

The Democratic fact sheet says the bill includes almost $1 trillion for state and local governments. Republicans including President Trump have been wary of state bailouts.

The bill would create a $200 billion “heroes fund” giving hazard pay to medical workers and appropriate $75 billion for virus testing and contact tracing.

A $100 billion allocation would help cover rent payments and $75 billion would go toward mortgage assistance.

Additional items include a boost in food stamps payments expected to cost $10 billion, a $25 billion bailout for the Postal Service, $3.6 billion for state elections offices and $5.5 billion for expanding high-speed internet to libraries and homes. The bill also proposes new funds for the Census and health insurance programs.

The bill would give relief to wealthy residents of high-tax states like New York by waiving the $10,000 cap on the federal State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction for 2020 and 2021.

Other goodies include:

  • Inspector general protections
  • Mandatory masks on Amtrak
  • Provisions for pot businesses
  • Utility shut-offs
  • EPA study on pollution and health
  • Nursing home ‘strike teams’
  • Funding for the arts and humanities
  • Aid for meat and dairy industries

Good luck with that!

Looks like a blue wave is coming <snicker>

There were two special elections on Tuesday and in Wisconsin, “Republican Tom Tiffany, a Wisconsin state senator endorsed by President Trump, easily won a special congressional election Tuesday in the state’s heavily conservative, rural 7th Congressional District.”

Over in California, Democrat Katie Hill who resigned after she had an affair with one of her congressional staffers not to mention her “thruple” arrangement involving a campaign staffer when she was running for office, the Republican candidate is leading. “Mike Garcia, a former Navy fighter pilot endorsed by President Donald Trump, led in preliminary results from a special election north of Los Angeles.” Garcia is leading Democratic California state legislator Christy Smith by 55.9% to 44.1%. If Garcia pulls out a win, he will become the only House Republican from a district Hillary Clinton won in 2016 with more than 50% of the vote.

Fox News also reports that in the Nebraska primary, “Trump has already doubled his 2016 total in the Nebraska presidential primary.”

Coronavirus news:
Corporate media just want it so bad. Trump says the US leads the world in testing. But it’s far behind in testing per capita, studies show
Rand Paul explains dust-up with Fauci at Senate coronavirus hearing: ‘He’s an extremely cautious person’
Probably. Coronavirus will rage until it ‘hits 60 to 70 percent’ of the population, scientist says
Fauci says vaccine ‘likely,’ but not in time for school: 5 takeaways from the Senate coronavirus hearing
Testing czar predicts U.S. can conduct up to 50M coronavirus tests per month by fall
Georgia governor orders bars, night clubs, concert venues to remain closed until end of May
Cheney defends Fauci: ‘We need his expertise’ to defeat coronavirus
Top health officials cleared for meetings at White House after self-isolating
Pence keeping his distance from Trump for a few days: White House
California cancels fall university classes as Fauci warns of reopening too soon
News outlets sue for information on small-business loans program
Judge rules Small Business Administration cannot exclude strip clubs from coronavirus loans
“Reporter” New York Times: Reporter who called for CDC chief’s resignation went ‘too far’
Too bad. NY sales tax collections plunged 24 percent in April, state comptroller says
100 Rikers Island inmates arrested after being released over coronavirus: report
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey donates $15M to San Francisco coronavirus relief, with some cash for illegal immigrants
Graham introduces bill to sanction China if it refuses to cooperate on coronavirus investigation
Oh. Jogger who ran miles with coronavirus mask on suffers burst lung, Wuhan hospital says
Russia examining safety of ventilator sent to US after 6 killed in fires: report
Why unemployment claims are so low in South Dakota, Utah and Nebraska
Man refusing to wear mask breaks arm of Target employee
Ya’ think? Coronavirus concerns keep heart patients from hospital: ‘I was so scared’
Report: NY Women Seeking Guns out of Fear of Coronavirus Crime Wave
Report: FBI to Warn Chinese Hackers Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research

Other morsels:
Gun control group to spend at least $5 million in Arizona ahead of November
Right. Biden: ‘No evidence’ remote campaigning is hindering White House bid
WUT? Facebook Is Giving $1,000 To Content Moderators Who Said Online Trolls Turned Them Into Conspiracy Theorists
New standard! Schumer calls Biden denial of Tara Reade assault allegation ‘sufficient’
Trump Justice Department asks for more resources to enforce gun laws
Hack. Chuck Todd apologizes for airing edited William Barr interview
FBI mistakenly reveals Saudi diplomat suspected of aiding 9/11 terrorists
AOC removed from union-backed progressive party ballot line in New York
Hackers demand $21M from LA attorney with A-List talent
Yay. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to co-chair Biden campaign climate task force

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

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Dead or Alive, Kim Jung Un’s Weapons Program Must Be Taken Seriously

North Korea Continues Threats as the World deals with Deadly Pandemic

While reports surface about the possible death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and speculation abounds about what his death might mean for the future of  the North Korean regime, the unstable communist country with nuclear capabilities poses a threat to the United States. North Korea has continued to shirk U.N. sanctions and continues to advance their offensive weapons and a change of leadership is no guarantee the country will not continue upon its same hostile trajectory.

A recent U.N. report reveals North Korea, “did not halt its illicit nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, which it continued to enhance, in violation of Security Council resolutions.” Despite the diplomatic posture and overtures of President Trump,

by the end of 2019, North Korea had fired at least 25 ballistic missiles in 13 launches, including tests of new short-range and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. It also continued to develop infrastructure for the expansion of its nuclear weapons and domestic missile industry and to engage in a series of U.N.-banned trade deals that have previously been used to fund its illicit military operations, according to the report.

At the end of 2019, Kim Jong Un announced that he was no longer obligated to his own nuclear test moratorium.  According to the New York Times, “Kim Jong-un, ​said his country no longer felt bound by its self-imposed moratorium on testing nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles, its official media reported” and that “the world would witness a new strategic weapon ‘in the near future.’”  Further he promised that North Korea “will shift to a shocking actual action” that will make the United States “pay for the pains sustained by our people,” the North Korean news agency said.

Whether or not Kim is dead or alive, the reality of North Korea’s weapons program must be taken seriously.

Although the congressional schedule has changed and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) markup will probably be pushed past May, addressing and strengthening the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) and missile defense capabilities should be a priority.

The Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System provides the capability to engage and destroy limited intermediate- and long-range ballistic missile threats in space to protect the United States homeland.

There has been some push back about the program from Pentagon bureaucrats. Dr. Michael Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, has decided to issue a stop-work order to on the development of the Redesigned Kill Vehicle — or RKV. The RKVs are designed to destroy targets in high-speed collisions after separating from a booster rocket.

The cancellation is troubling. “I am deeply concerned about the announcement to cancel the Redesigned Kill Vehicle program. Given the continued evolution of advanced adversaries’ missile capabilities and still uncertain and unpredictable nature of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, we cannot afford to wait possibly a decade for a new and still conceptual kill vehicle,” said Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK). “I plan to dig deep into the assumptions made and details of the decision-making undertaken that led to what I hope is not this short-sighted decision.”

With the uncertainty surrounding the leadership of North Korea, it’s more important than ever to send a message the United States takes the threat of nuclear missiles seriously, regardless of who is control. We should not be stopping programs designed to keep the homeland safe.

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Detroit District Leader Behind Censure of State Lawmaker Says Elected Dems ‘Do Not Belong to Themselves’

Michigan Democrats plan to censure the state lawmaker who “broke protocol” by thanking President Trump for recommending  hydroxychloroquine.  State Rep. Karen Whitsett earlier this month credited the controversial drug for saving her life after she had battled the deadly coronavirus for weeks.

Elected Democrats “do not belong to themselves,” explained Jonathan Kinloch, the chairman of the 13th Congressional District Democratic Party Organization.

The organization plans to vote on a resolution to censure Whitsett via Zoom on Saturday, the Detroit News reported.

The resolution says that Whitsett “has repeatedly and publicly praised the president’s delayed and misguided COVID-19 response efforts in contradiction with the scientifically based and action-oriented response” from Michigan’s Democratic leadership, “endangering the health, safety and welfare of her constituents, the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan.”

During a meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and other COVID-19 survivors on April 14, Whitsett was apparently improperly gracious toward the president.

“Thank you for everything that you have done,”  the first term lawmaker told Trump at the meeting. “I did not know that saying thank you had a political line. … I’m telling my story and my truth, and this how I feel and these are my words.”

According to the Detroit News, Whitsett has kept busy throughout the pandemic, “delivering food and cleaning products to those in need.”

After the censure, Whitsett will not get an endorsement from 13th Congressional District Dems, nor will she be allowed to engage in the group’s activities for the next two election cycles, according to the Detroit News.

“At the end of the day, we have political systems,” said Kinloch. “We have political parties, and political parties exist for a reason.”

Kinloch suggested that Whitsett has no personal autonomy and in fact belongs to the Democrat party of Michigan.

“They do not belong to themselves,” Kinloch said of endorsed candidates and elected officials. “They belong to the members and precinct delegates of the Democratic Party.”

President Trump offered his support for Whitsett late Thursday, and again on Friday.

 

Donald Trump Jr., also offered support in a tweet, Thursday: “What a joke. Remember folks, the narrative can only be against Trump and if you break those rules the left will turn on their own.”

Kinloch told Detroit News that the 13th Congressional Democratic group on Sunday asked Whitsett to come in for a “screening” of candidates for her house district, and she refused.

“Don’t play with us,” Kinloch said. “This is very serious when we ask to have a conversation with you and you choose not to.”
He added: “We’re not going to accept that. How they handle you in Lansing as far as the Democratic caucus that’s on them. But how we handle you back at home, that’s on us.”

In response, Whitsett said, “I don’t have time for politics. That’s ridiculous, during a pandemic, that they think I have time for a screening. … I have people that need me.”

The embattled lawmaker said she still identifies as a Democrat and vowed to continue fighting for her community.

“I will continue to fight for the city of Detroit and the people in Detroit who need it the most, and that is the black community,” she said. “We’re the voiceless, and I don’t care who I got to go up against to do that.

Whitsett added: “I’m a Democrat, and I plan on continuing to be a Democrat, but they will change their ways. I have my First Amendment right, and no one will take that away from me.”

 

 

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Morning Greatness: Media Dials Up Assaults on Trump at Press Conferences

Good Monday morning.

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

  • The president has lunch with the Vice President
  • 5:00PM Members of the Coronavirus Task Force hold a press briefing

Media continues “gotcha” game at press briefings

Why do we pretend these folks are professionals doing a job that involves transmitting information to the public? They aren’t. They are political advocates who are engaging in political warfare. These daily press conferences are important but they are getting ridiculous with various partisan fiends trying to make a name for themselves or get twitter famous. Yesterday, an unhinged nutter from CBS, let loose in the presser.

CBS White House “correspondent” Weijia Jiang asked the president, “I have a question about something you said Thursday,” Jiang referring to Trump’s comments about the World Health Organization. “You were angry because information about the virus should have been told to us earlier and sooner. People knew it was coming and people did not want to talk about it. Many Americans are saying the same thing about you, you should have warned them the virus was spreading like wildfire through February instead of holding rallies with thousands of people. Why did you not have social distancing until March 16?”

Of course this is disingenuous. It’s easy to look back now, with the information we have acquired over the last two months, and throw accusations but back in February, we knew very little. We didn’t know if the virus would spread all over the country and we didn’t have the first known death until February 29th.  We spent February trying to make tests and learn about this virus and figure out how or if it had spread. At that time, the media was telling people not to worry about the virus and they were doing that only because Trump had shut down travel to the U.S. from China. Pelosi, Cuomo and De Blasio were telling people to go out, enjoy movies and go attend large social gatherings.

Bill Maher not so smooth when live audience isn’t around to cheer

Rep. Dan Crenshaw as smooth as silk in an interview with Bill Maher on Friday.  This is how it is done, ladies and gentlemen.

By the way, Trump was “warned” in the sense that people were telling him “this could get really bad.” Yes, obviously, it could get really bad. Now how actionable is that? At the time, China was lying about it, the WHO was lying about it for China, what actual information did we have to announce with certainty a deadly pandemic would sweep the country?

Coronavirus news:
CDC Lab Contamination Delayed Release Of Coronavirus Tests
Fauci: There will be enough tests to begin reopening US
Director of Wuhan lab denies coronavirus escaped from his facility
Peter Navarro: China ‘cornered’ the personal protective equipment market and ‘is profiteering’ during coronavirus outbreak
Washington state recalls 12,000 coronavirus test kits
Former FDA commissioner: China may get to a vaccine first
Hundreds swarm Florida beaches following reopening amid pandemic
Wynn Resorts CEO calls for Las Vegas Strip to conditionally reopen in mid- to late May
Trump says he’s ‘OK’ with Las Vegas shutdown after mayor calls it ‘total insanity’
About 2,500 protesters converge at Washington state capitol against stay-at-home order
Trump’s message to ‘liberate’ states dangerous: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
Hospitals scramble for dialysis machines amid surge in COVID-19 patients with kidney failure: report
Mnuchin says it was his idea to put Trump’s name on stimulus checks
NYC Has Formed A Coronavirus Anti-Discrimination Response Team
Of course. MSNBC Guest Calls Anti-Lockdown Protesters The ‘Fox News Nazi Death Cult Rump’ Of The GOP
Judge Blocks Kansas From Limiting Attendance At Religious Services
Pence presses governors to ramp up testing. They push back.
Trump invokes DPA for testing swabs, weeks after reported shortages
California secures over 15,000 hotel rooms for homeless during coronavirus pandemic, Newsom says
Healthcare workers face off against anti-lockdown protesters in Colorado
Cops enforcing coronavirus restrictions on Florida beach nab fugitive Pennsylvania murder suspect
Protesters accuse governors of overreach, constitutional experts say states are acting legally
Idiot. Ilhan Omar introduces bill to cancel rent, mortgage payments during coronavirus pandemic
Cuomo: ‘Aggressive’ coronavirus antibody testing to start in NY in coming days
Trump announces coronavirus testing milestone, says PPP stimulus deal imminent
New York City police department has lost 29 members to Covid-19
Trump says he didn’t pick Romney for White House task force because he holds a grudge against the senator
Residents protest coronavirus stay-at-home orders in 5 states

Other morsels:
Victoria Coates, Trump’s former deputy national security adviser, denies she’s ‘Anonymous’
Sanders asks for donations to reelect members of ‘The Squad’
Australia forces Google, Facebook to pay for news content: report

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob from 6ft away!

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Morning Greatness: Trump Reveals Plan to Re-Open America

Good Friday morning:

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

  • The president receives his intelligence briefing
  • President Trump hosts a phone call with faith leaders on the great American economic revival
  • 5:00PM Members of the Coronavirus Task Force hold a press briefing

Important:
READ: Trump’s ‘Opening Up America Again’ guidelines
Two-thirds of Americans worry states will lift restrictions on public activity too quickly: poll

Coronavirus news:
Why coronavirus can make some severely ill and others hardly at all
States finally have high-speed machines to detect Covid-19 — but few tests to run on them
Fauci says US can ‘approach a significant degree of normality’ without coronavirus vaccine
Over 16K US inmates have been released as coronavirus crisis has progressed
Maryland county proposes specific days for grocery shopping based on last names during coronavirus
Jeff Sessions calls for immigration moratorium until coronavirus crisis ends
Sad! Sen. Mitt Romney was the only GOP senator not invited on Trump’s new coronavirus advisory group
Meat shortage 2020: Coronavirus has led Smithfield, other plants to close, farmers to dump milk
What is OSHA doing? Coronavirus crisis raises questions about workplace safety agency
Nurses protest new city policy cracking down on absences amid the pandemic
George Soros directs more than $130M in foundation funds to combat coronavirus
New Jersey contractor charged with theft of N95 respirator masks
FDA approves synthetic swabs for coronavirus testing
Pence says more than 5 million Americans will have been tested for coronavirus by end of April
Of course. FDA may have dropped standards too far in hunt for chloroquine to fight coronavirus – sources
De Blasio to cut $2B in NYC municipal services due to economic fallout of pandemic
As it should be. Trump tosses coronavirus shutdowns back to the states
Trump’s libertarian housing regulator refuses to bail out mortgage firms with public money
Barr, Pompeo cheer FCC as agency bucks Pentagon in airwaves fight
Trump defends drop in commercial lab testing amid push to reopen U.S.
American flag projected onto Matterhorn in Swiss Alps for coronavirus solidarity
Six people in South Carolina die of coronavirus after attending same funeral
44 migrants deported from the US to Guatemala test positive for coronavirus
Michael Cohen to be released from prison early over COVID-19
Over 1000 Afghan ‘Refugees’ Flown into US in Last Four Weeks

Other morsels:
Brian Dennehy, veteran character actor known for ‘Tommy Boy,’ ‘Death of a Salesman,’ dies at 81
Trump faces roadblocks with threat to adjourn Congress
Sens. Chuck Grassley, Ron Johnson Aren’t Done Investigating Russian Disinformation In Steele Dossier
More Than 400 News Outlets Partner With A Project Seeking Media To Beef Up Climate Coverage Amid Pandemic
‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Asked The USDA Why It Wants To Import Foreign Workers And Pay Them Less
Sen. Lindsey Graham Releases Declassified FBI Informant Transcripts, Carter Page FISA Records
Sen. Joe Manchin will back Biden for president
Massachusetts man allegedly tried to blow up Jewish nursing home
White House steers withheld WHO funds to other organizations
‘Megadrought’ emerging in the western US might be worse than any in 1,200 years
Here are the congressional candidates AOC funded with her new PAC
Of course. Biden skates through TV interviews as anchors avoid questions about Tara Reade’s assault claim
Good grief. Biden says he’s starting to put together a White House transition team
Longtime Trump friend Roger Stone denied new trial

And that’s all I’ve got, now go put your n95 mask on!

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California Mayor Says He Will Resign After Comparing Trump Supporters to KKK

The mayor of a Northern California city announced plans to step down Monday after outrage erupted over recent social media posts comparing President Trump supporters to members of the Ku Klux Klan, Fox News reports.

The angry Auburn community, about 33 miles northeast of Sacramento, weighed in on Mayor William Kirby’s controversial comments on Facebook during a virtual city council meeting by video Monday.

Kirby addressed the controversy after several voicemails from residents were played.

“I spent 40 years dedicating my life to serving the community of Auburn as a physician and through my volunteer efforts. Am I perfect? No. We’re all a little flawed,” Kirby said, admitting some of his recent posts were misguided.

Kirby said in a statement to CBS Sacramento, “Some people have viewed my posts, which were meant to be private and made out of frustration as over the top. Some were and I regret that.”

“I want to share with you where my frustrations have come from,” he said. He said that as a doctor, he sees ” nurses, respiratory therapists, other medical staff, first responders and my medical colleagues as well as their patients dying unnecessarily due to lack of preparation” for coronavirus. “The president has put us all at risk.”

In one of the posts, the mayor shared a photo of a Ku Klux Klan hood, with the caption, “Good news for Trump supporters is that most of them already have masks,” the report said. The post was later taken down.

Kirby’s comments from a screenshot, said: “If Hitler and everyone who supported him was removed from the face of the earth in 1939 the world would be a much better place” and that, “The same is more true of trump and his supporters today.”

At the council meeting Kirby said he “absolutely” thinks Mr. Trump is a racist and that the Facebook posts have “nothing to do with my job,” the Auburn Journal reported. 

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Morning Greatness: The Resistance Fights to Keep the Country Locked Down

Good Monday morning.

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

  • The president has lunch with the Vice President
  • 5pm: Members of the Coronavirus Task Force hold a press briefing

When is the country going to open?

The resistance freaks want the country to stay closed as long as possible because they think it will hurt Trump and they don’t care about the collateral damage of their political jihad. American companies destroyed and Americans out of work, WHO CARES? Orange man bad.

The narratives, which is very obvious if you read the corporate media, are that 1) Trump knew early on about the virus and 2) we can’t open the country because people will die.

Take a step back and ask yourself, if you are not Trump deranged, what would be the purpose or benefit of ignoring a highly-contagious pathogen that could kill millions of Americans? The left says because Trump cares about money, not human lives. and didn’t want to wreck the economy, but wouldn’t a deadly contagion effect the economy when millions starting dying and people started freaking out? Shouldn’t the president care about the economy? There’s no good reason Trump would ignore these alleged “warnings.” Did congress also get the purported warnings? What were they doing? Oh, they were impeaching Trump.

The fact is that it’s the governors who have the authority to shut down or open their states, not Trump. “First and foremost, states currently retain power to decide who stays home and for how long,” according to an analysis for Lawfare. “Among the powers generally reserved to the states is the authority to quarantine individuals and otherwise protect public health.” Good, let the governors own this.

Now, the usual suspects are lobbying to keep America shut down. The resistance is panicking because Trump is putting together a task force to figure out how to re-open. Writes USA Today:

Trump is set to announce a new task force Tuesday that will focus solely on whether the administration should extend federal social distancing guidelines past May 1 or attempt to reopen parts of the country to blunt the economic consequences of the pandemic.

Dr. Fauci told Jake Tapper on some political snuff show on Sunday it might not be possible to conduct a safe election. “I hope so, Jake,” he said, “I can’t guarantee it.” Why would Tapper ask this? Because Tapper like all of the resistance crew wants to vote by mail or some other shifty means they can hijack for fraud. However, Fauci also said there might be a way for a a rolling opening, “I think it could probably start at least in some ways maybe next month,” Fauci said “We are hoping by the end of the month we can look around and say, ‘OK, is there any element here that we can safely and cautiously start pulling back on.’ If so, do it. If not, then just continue to hunker down.”

“It is not going to be a light switch that we say, ‘OK, it is now June, July, or whatever, click, the light switch goes back on,’” Fauci said. “It’s going to be depending where you are in the country, the nature of the outbreak that you already experienced, and the threat of an outbreak that you may not have experienced.”

“If you just say, ‘OK, it’s whatever, May 1, click,’ turn the switch on, obviously, if you do it in an all-or-none way, there’s an extraordinary risk of there being a rebound,” Fauci added.

Another resistance darling, Big Pharma friend and former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said, “I think you’re going to see a gradual reopening … where governors and mayors say, ‘Well, businesses can reopen, but you can only bring back 50 percent of your employees that are on any one shift.’ So you force the employers to break up the shifts. Maybe you tell people over the age of 65 to stay home a little longer,” Gottlieb added. “You tell businesses you can’t have meetings more than 10 people. You can’t have conferences. So there’ll be measures put in place to try to limit interactions at the workplace, but allow some work.”

We’ll see. Let’s remember that the purpose of these stay-at-home exercise is to mitigate the burden on our healthcare system. If states and cities aren’t seeing their hospitals blow up, why can’t they re-open with some mitigating procedures?

Believe all women, unless…ex-Biden aide accuses former Veep of sexual assault

Inconvenient. The corporate media finally reported on the alleged sexual harassment of a former Joe Biden aide. “Tara Reade alleged the assault occurred in the basement of a Capitol Hill office building in the spring of 1993. She filed a police report in Washington on Thursday saying she was the victim of a sexual assault by an unnamed person in 1993, a copy of which was obtained by the AP.”

The police report required the media to step in and spin this and provide cover for sleepy Joe Biden. I don’t know if it’s true but it’s certainly at least as credible as the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were and we all saw how serious the media took those. A campaign spokesman responded with a statement that said, “What is clear about this claim: it is untrue. This absolutely did not happen.” Plenty of people said the same about Kavanaugh but that didn’t matter, so what’s the difference? Just kidding we all know what the difference is.

In recent weeks, she’s given a handful of interviews saying Biden’s actions went further that she initially disclosed. In an interview with the AP, she detailed a 1993 encounter that she says occurred when she was asked by a supervisor to bring Biden his gym bag as he was on his way down to the Senate gymnasium. She says Biden pushed her against a wall in the basement of a Capitol Hill office building, groped her and penetrated her with his fingers.

“He was whispering to me and trying to kiss me at the same time, and he was saying, ‘Do you want to go somewhere else?’’’ she said. “I remember wanting to say stop, but I don’t know if I said it out loud or if I just thought it. I was kind of frozen up.”

Reade said that she pulled away and Biden looked “shocked and surprised,” and replied, “Come on, man, I heard you liked me.”

Now AP “spoke to five current or former Biden staffers on Sunday, all of whom worked for him at the time of the alleged incident. None recalled such an incident or a report, and neither Toner nor Kaufman could recall Reade. Both said what she had described was out of character for Biden.” Hey, really? Same thing with Kavanaugh and that didn’t stop the hype. Why aren’t the camping out at Joe’s house or following around former staffers to ask leading questions?

But two people the AP spoke with did confirm what Reade told them about the assault, one was told immediately after it happened. But AP continued to contact Biden staffers, almost to help discredit the claims against Biden. What a bunch of hypocrites.

The liberal death star, aka The New York Times, also chipped in with the discrediting effort. Fox News reports, “The New York Times stealth-edited its article on the sexual-assault allegation against Joe Biden by his former Senate staffer Tara Reade just minutes after it was published on Sunday morning, removing all references in a key paragraph to the multiple past accusations by seven women that the former vice president had touched them inappropriately.” And then most of their article focused on President Trump.

According to a copy of the Times’ article saved by the Internet archive Wayback Machine, the Times originally reported: “No other allegation about sexual assault surfaced in the course of reporting, nor did any former Biden staff members corroborate any details of Ms. Reade’s allegation. The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden, beyond the hugs, kisses and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable.”

That paragraph now reads: “No other allegation about sexual assault surfaced in the course of reporting, nor did any former Biden staff members corroborate any details of Ms. Reade’s allegation. The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden.”

The Times’ piece contained other references to the several women who have said Biden touched them in inappropriate ways, but deleted any mention of them in the section of its article that asserted that Biden had no “pattern” of misconduct.

Despicable.

Miscellaneous coronavirus links:
Gimme a break. Biden outlines plan to ‘reopen’ US safely, slams Trump’s initial response to coronavirus
FDA commissioner says he has not felt ‘political pressure’ over coronavirus decisions
Public health professionals plead with Trump not to defund WHO
Beijing tightens grip over coronavirus research, amid US-China row on virus origin
China was ‘not truthful’ about initial coronavirus outbreak, ex-FDA boss Gottlieb says
FDA green-lights system that can decontaminate “millions” of N95 respirators per day
Japan’s Shinzo Abe promotes anti-flu drug to treat virus
6 people shot at a California party held despite state’s stay-at-home order
Trump retweets post calling for firing of Dr. Anthony Fauci
Teen commits suicide likely over stress from coronavirus lockdown
The coronavirus spreads at least 13 feet, travels on shoes: CDC
Boris Johnson discharged from hospital after battling coronavirus
Some Violent Crime Is On The Rise As Coronavirus Engulfs America
Out of control. ‘Stunning’ And ‘Unconstitutional’: Judge Grants Restraining Order After KY Mayor Vowed To Record License Plates Of Easter Church Goers
Horrible. Police take license numbers, issue notices as Kentucky church holds in-person Easter service
That’s an expensive round of ‘essential drinks.’ Seven people fined $1,000 each for violating stay-at-home order
China company. Smithfield shutting U.S. pork plant indefinitely, warns of meat shortages during pandemic
Shut this guy up. Comey: Leading during a crisis ‘doesn’t mean promising people all will be fine’
Stanley Chera, friend of President Trump, dies of coronavirus
IRS: First batch of coronavirus stimulus checks have been sent
Good. OPEC, Russia approve biggest ever oil cut amid coronavirus pandemic
Nursing home deaths soar past 3,300 in alarming surge
NYPD loses 20th member to coronavirus
From drive-in theaters to online services, churches celebrate Easter in safe and creative ways

Other morsels:
Media doesn’t care because it’s not New York. Tornadoes raging across South kill at least 6 in Mississippi, damage hundreds of buildings in Louisiana

And that’s all I’ve got, now stay 6 feet way from people!

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Counties in California Order Face Covering

The acting public health officer in San Bernardino County, California, has now issued an order that everyone in the county must wear a face covering when leaving home. The order includes a description of acceptable face coverings that include anything that can secure to the ears or back of the head and encompass the mouth and nose. Homemade cloth ear loop covers, bandannas and handkerchiefs and neck gaiters were suggested and residents were urged to preserve surgical and N95 masks for healthcare workers and emergency responders.

The order also singles out Christians who will be celebrating Easter on Sunday, stating that faith-based services must be electronic only through streaming or online technology and goes as far as to specify that people may not leave their homes for driving parades or drive-up services or even to pick up non-essential items “such as pre-packaged Easter eggs or bags filled with candy and toys at a drive-thru location”.

The crackdown on county residents’ public attire and religious expression is further justified by the statement that San Bernardino County has 530 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and that the deaths of 16 county residents have been “associated” with the disease. San Bernardino County has a population of 2+ million people.

Violation of the order is a crime punishable by up to a $1,000 fine or imprisonment up to 90 days, or both.  There is no projected end to this order.

San Bernardino County joins Riverside County, California in the face-covering order, after Riverside County changed their face-covering suggestion to an order, claiming 18 deaths due to COVID-19. Riverside County has a population of 2+ million people.

San Bernardino County’s order was issued on Tuesday, April 7. As of Wednesday, April 8, the County has issued a “clarification” of the order. Organizations that have planned religious services for the coming weekend “should proceed with those services if they choose to do so and make every effort to prevent contact between congregants”. They have also clarified that there is no need to use a face-covering while driving and it is noted that other clarifying guidance will be forthcoming. They also note that the County “does not expect law enforcement to broadly impose citations on violators”.

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Coronavirus Relief Efforts Should Remove the Burden of Renewable Fuel Standards

The demand for oil has been significantly reduced by the coronavirus outbreak, particularly impacting America’s small oil refineries. As a prelude to our inevitable economic re-launch, the federal government should consider some relief to the energy industry by removing the burdensome Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Eliminating this hardship will help small American oil refiners who pass on some of their costs to the suffering, damaged American consumer.

The RFS was a mandate created 15 years ago to help boost America’s energy security by supporting newer domestic sources of fuel.  What it has become is a massive subsidy for agribusiness companies. There are now an increasing number of companies making foreign biofuel imported to the U.S. for the RFS. It is not helping America’s small energy companies.

The RFS requires a certain percentage of biofuels (made from soybeans, corn and potatoes for example) be mixed into gasoline for environmental reasons and, theoretically, for domestic energy producers who compete with foreign energy suppliers.

But the RFS is a drain on the American consumer. It drives up the cost of food and fuel costs.

Research from the University of California at Davis finds that increased demand for corn and soybeans due to the RFS increased prices by 30 percent and 20 percent, respectively. Higher crop prices harm consumers multiple times over. Corn is a key ingredient for many foods and an important feedstock for animals. Consequently, families pay more for cereal, chicken, turkey, beef, and all of the other food products that rely on corn as a staple input.

Farmers are using land to produce biofuels instead of food. “Economists at Kansas State estimate that the mandate increased corn acreage by 7.5 million acres on existing cropland. They estimate that 60 percent of the corn crop expansion between 1999 to 2006 and 2009 to 2016 is a result of the RFS.” Writes Mario Loyola,

In the United States, the cultivation of corn for ethanol now requires a staggering 38 million acres of land—an area larger than the state of Illinois. By comparison, the total area of cropland used to produce grains and vegetables that humans eat is only about twice that acreage. In other words, the U.S. devotes enough land to corn-ethanol production to feed 150 million people.

Small Oil refiners face a significant financial burden complying with these regulations, “RFS has exceeded $1 billion in some years, and for some small and mid-sized refineries, RFS compliance is one of the biggest expenses,” writes Nicolas Loris at the Heritage Foundation. And those costs are passed right on to the consumer and money spent by these small businesses on compliance could be better spent expanding and growing their company.

Some will claim that the biofuels are necessary to protect the environment from fossil fuels but corn-based ethanol requires fossil fuels to process. A National Academies report states, the RFS “may be an ineffective policy for reducing global greenhouse-gas emissions because the extent of emissions reductions depends to a great degree on how the biofuels are produced and what land-use or land-cover changes occur in the process.”

Energy companies were left on the side-lines in the $2T CARES act, but Congress and President Trump should extend relief to this critical industry.