Sunday, February 28, 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021
At Manatee Gun and Archery Club, the shoot organized by Bore Patch and Miguel from Gun Free Zone. Around 25 shooters participated. I fired an SKS and a Mosin-Nagant 1944 carbine. Firing a full size 7.62mm in a carbine produces a bit of recoil. I am out of practice and had a difficult time getting a good sight picture. I also fired TSgtJoe’s Ruger Mini 14. I did better with the peep sights. My oldest, Michael, was there, too. He did better than I did with the SKS and the 1944 Mosin. Michael is quite, quite proficient with his Ruger 10-22.
A good time was had by all.
‘Hasbro Says That Potato Head Will Keep “Mr.” After Outcry Over Gender-Inclusive Line’
“Today, perhaps in an attempt to stem criticisms that also included ' running a segment under the headline ‘Mr. Potato Head Canceled,’ Hasbro followed up on yesterday's announcement that Mr. Potato Head would now be sold under the more neutral monicker (sic) of Potato Head. The company clarified that the toy line would receive the new name change from ‘Mr. Potato Head’ to ‘Potato Head’ this coming fall, but the actual character of Mr. Potato Head would still retain his male-associated distinction of being a ‘mister.’"
Link at knuckledraggin.
Confusion through obfuscation? In the fall, Mr. Potato Head will be sold as Potato Head, but the plastic spud will retain its “mister.” I see. Hasbro is saying, “We’re changing it, but we’re not changing it, but we are.”
Residents of an elite Washington, D.C. neighborhood took to an internet message board in a state of panic after spotting a white man parking his work truck on the side of a public street, eventually calling police over fears that the truck was an “insurrectionist” vehicle.
According to a recent from residents of the elite Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington, D.C. took to the Next Door app – a hyper localized social media network described as a cross between Facebook and Craigslist – to accuse the vehicle’s driver of engaging in domestic terrorism, honing in on the color of the driver’s skin and the truck’s Gadsden Flag, “Don’t Tread on Me” license plates as evidence of impending doom.
“There’s this suspicious white truck that is parked on the corner of Belmont and 19th,” the thread’s original post claimed, describing the driver as a white male and aking note of the truck’s “Don’t Tread on Me” tags, which are available to anyone with a vehicle registered in Virginia.
“The Don’t Tread on Me tags say he probably has guns and is probably angry at some minority or politician,” a response to the post read as Adams Morgan residents and users of the community-based Next Door social media platform began to panic over the sight of the truck.
“I just want the police to be aware,” another user said.
“When things are serious, things need to be taken seriously — instead of just being a sheep. You got to look out for your tribe,” Michael Landry, one of the thread’s posters, told .
Additionally, Landry told The Post that he and other Adams Morgan residents have remained “vigilant” in recent months, keeping an eye open for out-of-town license plates, bumper stickers conveying conservative messages, and people who aren’t wearing masks.
When faced with the reality of having accused an innocent working man of domestic terrorism, Landry told The Washington Post “I’m actually kind of ashamed of some of the things I said — but I stand my ground on everything I said.”
Link at knuckledraggin.
Actually, scaring the piss out of white elitists sounds OK, as long as you can keep from going to jail.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
I need to apologize for the actions of an ancestor. About 5,000 years ago, Bok hit Grov upside the head with a club. The cause is believed to be trail rage. Grov cut Bok off on the trail to the spring, and Bok lost his temper. To all 128 million descendants of Grov, I am sorry for what Bok did.
Hasbro dropping Mr. and Mrs. title before Potato Head:
“Culture has evolved,” Hasbro Senior Vice President and General Manager Kimberly Boyd said. “Kids want to be able to represent their own experiences. The way the brand currently exists—with the ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’—is limiting when it comes to both gender identity and family structure.”
The gender-neutral Potato Head toy will be available this fall as both a standalone and in boxed sets that allow children to create Potato Head families. "The sweet spot for the toy is two to three years old," Boyd said. "Kids like dressing up the toy, then playing out scenarios from their life. This often takes the form of creating little potato families, because they’re learning what it means to be in a family."
At Weasel Zippers.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
President Biden stated last week there was no vaccine available when he took office, forgetting that he had his vaccine shots in December. Joe added that our lives might be allowed to return to normal at Christmas. Welcome ladies and gentlemen to year two of Fifteen Days to Flatten the Curve. – Argus Hamilton at Jewish World Review.
Edner Flores, 34, entered a PNC Bank branch in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood on Jan. 27 and allegedly tried to rob it by handing a teller a note stating that he wanted $10,000, with "no die (sic) packs," and that he was armed, according to a federal criminal complaint.
The teller activated a silent alarm and (asked) the man to fill out a blue withdrawal slip, which he did, then asked for his ATM card.
The helpful Flores instead produced a temporary Illinois state ID card, authorities said. WMAQ-TV reported police arrived while Flores was still at the window, arrested him and found a knife in his jacket, according to a police report. – News of the Weird, Jewish World Review.
Monday, February 22, 2021
From The History Blog
Annie Kapper was the oldest of the four. Born in January 1931, she was all of 12 years old when she was sent to Sobibor with her family on March 30, 1943. The trains arrived on April 2nd and all 1255 Jews on board were sent to the gas chambers. Her aluminum tag was discovered near one of the camp’s mass graves.
David Yehuda Van der Velde was part of the same transport as Annie Kapper. He was 11 years old when he and his family were deported from Camp Westerbork to Sobibor on March 30th and gassed to death on April 2nd. His aluminum tag, the right side broken off, was discovered just west of the gas chambers.
Deddie Zak’s tag was found at the site of one of Sobibor’s crematoria. Heartbreakingly, the tag had been burned. Deddie had been imprisoned at Camp Vught, a concentration camp in the southern Netherlands, and was part of the mass deportation of Jewish children from Camp Vught to the transit camp at Westerbork on June 6th and 7th, 1943. More than 1,000 children from age 0 to 16 were transported to their deaths, including 119 small infants, 55 babies and 123 toddlers. On June 8th, they were loaded onto freight trains and sent to Sobibor. They were gassed to death immediately upon arrival on June 11th.
Lea Judith de la Penha, her mother Judith and father David were arrested and held in Westerbork in July 1943. On July 6th, they were deported to Sobibor in a transport of 2,417 Jews. They arrived on July 9th. Mother, father and little girl were murdered that day. She was six years old. Her tag was found near the camp’s railway platform.
Yoram Haimi [of the Israeli Antiquities Authority[said: “As far as we know, identity tags with children’s names have only been found at Sobibor, and nowhere else. Since the tags are very different from each other, it is evident that this was probably not some organised effort. The children’s identity tags were prepared by their parents, who were probably desperate to ensure that the children’s relatives could be located in the chaos of the Second World War.”
The Jews murdered on June 11, 1943, included 155 small infants, 55 babies and 123 toddlers. How was it done, preparation for murder? Were the children carried into a gas chamber and laid out or perhaps told to sit on the floor? Were the babies thrown into the gas chamber? Perhaps the children were carried by Jewish caretakers, who remained in the chamber with the children, telling them, "Ssh, ssh. Everything will be all right." If there were caretakers for the babies, they were from a different generation, people who believed in God, and they prayed for the children as the carbon monoxide seeped in from outside.
After the war, we did not kill enough Nazis, not enough camp guards, not enough SS officers who ran the camps, certainly not enough civilians who gladly assisted Germany in rounding up Jews in villages, towns and cities.
From Ace of Spades HQ.
“Researchers imagine it might be possible to transform the world’s largest desert, the Sahara, into a giant solar farm, capable of meeting four times the world’s current energy demand. Blueprints have been drawn up for projects in Tunisia and Morocco that would supply electricity for millions of households in Europe.
“While the black surfaces of solar panels absorb most of the sunlight that reaches them, only a fraction (around 15%) of that incoming energy gets converted to electricity. The rest is returned to the environment as heat. The panels are usually much darker than the ground they cover, so a vast expanse of solar cells will absorb a lot of additional energy and emit it as heat, affecting the climate.
“If these effects were only local, they might not matter in a sparsely populated and barren desert. But the scale of the installations that would be needed to make a dent in the world’s fossil energy demand would be vast, covering thousands of square kilometers. Heat re-emitted from an area this size will be redistributed by the flow of air in the atmosphere, having regional and even global effects on the climate.”
“I have been thinking about the recent election that the media and deep state tell us was the fairest and least corrupt in history. By all objective measures the Trump administration was the most successful since either Ronald Reagan or Calvin Coolidge, and yet he lost to an obviously senile old man who hasn't accomplished anything beside enriching his family with corrupt deals in 47 years of public "service". How can a rational person make sense of these facts?
“My Eureka moment came about after considering why Trump was seen as such a huge threat by the deep state and media, and then it occurred to me that he was our only President since Reagan who had a successful career outside of government, and came into office with a business background that put real value on making deals and getting things done. Solving problems and getting things done - what could be a scarier prospect to a career bureaucrat? Who needs all kinds of middle-East experts in the State Department and Department of Energy if all the Arabs make peace with Israel and the US is self-sufficient on oil? Who needs a huge welfare state if 97+% of the people are working in a booming economy and keeping what they earn because of tax cuts? Who needs a huge defense administration if NATO pays their own share, the US stays out of foreign civil wars, and the military focuses on killing power instead of social justice and diversity? Bureaucrats don’t gain power and larger budgets by solving problems, which is why Trump had to go.” – Comment by E Olson to
Disney slaps warning on The Muppet Show.
“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now,” the disclaimer states. “Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together,” the disclaimer says.
Note to Disney: The characters are not real.
You know, if Disney really believed all that, the company would not broadcast the show.
Karen Ames also chastised for sharing Holocaust story of her grandparents, lawsuit says.
From Gun Free Zone
A veteran Bronx superintendent once praised by Chancellor Richard Carranza for her successes in the classroom claims her career was derailed by his “equity” agenda — forcing her to take a demotion in a desperate bid to preserve her pension, according to a $150 million lawsuit.
Karen Ames, a 30-year Department of Education employee, says she was targeted by Carranza’s “Disrupt and Dismantle” campaign to oust or marginalize longtime employees because she is over 40, and Jewish.
Ames was grilled about her “ethnic background,” chastised by a colleague at a training session when she shared her grandparents’ experience during the Holocaust in Poland, and “admonished” when she declined requests at superintendents meetings to take part in the comic book movie-inspired “Wakanda Forever” salute to “black power,” she charges in the legal filing.
At an implicit-bias workshop where superintendents were asked to tell their personal stories, Ames talked about her grandparents’ loss of two children during the Holocaust — only to have colleague Rasheda Amon tell her, “you better check yourself,” the lawsuit alleges.
“That is not about being Jewish! It’s about black and brown boys of color only,” court papers quote Amon as scolding.
The Woke magisterium hates the Jews.
Sunday, February 21, 2021
From Never Yet Melted
The Guardian reports on an interesting new discovery concerning Stonehenge.
An ancient myth about Stonehenge, first recorded 900 years ago, tells of the wizard Merlin leading men to Ireland to capture a magical stone circle called the Giants’ Dance and rebuilding it in England as a memorial to the dead.
Geoffrey of Monmouth’s account had been dismissed, partly because he was wrong on other historical facts, although the bluestones of the monument came from a region of Wales that was considered Irish territory in his day.
Now a vast stone circle created by our Neolithic ancestors has been discovered in Wales with features suggesting that the 12th-century legend may not be complete fantasy.
Its diameter of 110 metres is identical to the ditch that encloses Stonehenge and it is aligned on the midsummer solstice sunrise, just like the Wiltshire monument.
A series of buried stone-holes that follow the circle’s outline has been unearthed, with shapes that can be linked to Stonehenge’s bluestone pillars. One of them bears an imprint in its base that matches the unusual cross-section of a Stonehenge bluestone “like a key in a lock”, the archaeologists discovered.
Mike Parker Pearson, a professor of British later prehistory at University College London, told the Guardian: “I’ve been researching Stonehenge for 20 years now and this really is the most exciting thing we’ve ever found.”
The evidence backs a century-old theory that the nation’s greatest prehistoric monument was built in Wales and venerated for hundreds of years before being dismantled and dragged to Wiltshire, where it was resurrected as a second-hand monument.
Geoffrey had written of “stones of a vast magnitude” in his History of the Kings of Britain, which popularised the legend of King Arthur, but which is considered as much myth as historical fact.
Parker Pearson said there may well be a “tiny grain” of truth in his account of Stonehenge: “My word, it’s tempting to believe it … We may well have just found what Geoffrey called the Giants’ Dance.”
The discovery will be published in Antiquity, the peer-reviewed journal of world archaeology, and explored in a documentary on BBC Two on Friday presented by Prof Alice Roberts
Those who dressed up like (supposed) Britons and Druids and discovered magnetic waves and historic vibrations when visiting Stonehenge at various Solstices I always thought at least a little bit off. If the stones were stolen in Wales, the neo-Druids and Britons now seem even more nuts.
From The Duffel Blog
By The Shammer
FORT BENNING, Ga. — Specialists across the U.S. Army have begun testing a new early-warning system that lets them know when a senior noncommissioned officer is inbound to their position.
A trove of leaked hand-scribbled notes, as well as blueprints and photographs, have revealed the existence of the Specialist Hands-free Automated Mobile System for HIgh-ranking Enlisted Leader Detection, a repurposed mobile radar platform. It has been programmed to spot angry senior noncommissioned officers on approach before quickly sending out a notification, similar to an AMBER Alert, informing users of the bogey’s speed, location, and anger-level, according to experts who have reviewed the materials.
A barracks resident who had scribbled sharpie over his still plainly readable nametape showed reporters the current alert on his phone. He then told reporters that he had to “go to dental” and walked off before his first sergeant could spot him.
Further tests by barracks scientists show the SHAMSHIELD increases the average warning lead-time from 2.4 minutes to 3.837 minutes, allowing non-NCO E-4s more precious time to find cover and concealment or pretend to be busy with something else. Developers plan to feed the data into a predictive model that will allow them to forecast the most likely days and times the barracks-dwellers should be on alert.
“Back in the day, we knew to quickly skedaddle or grab our shamming-clipboards because one of the guys would run past and tell us ‘First Sergeant is on his way, and he looks pissed!’” said Ben MacKall, a former soldier who left the service last year. “When smartphones came along, we used mass text-messaging. But based on what we’ve seen in the leaked report, it looks like they’ve perfected the process.
“Go figure that they managed to rig it together using duct tape, dip cans, and zip-ties.”
Development of the device comes as no surprise to NCOs between corporal and staff sergeant, according to Staff Sgt. Ignacio Vidal, a military policeman who discovered one of the SHAMSHIELD emitters mounted on an old military vehicle atop a concrete bunker during a routine patrol.
“As a young E-4, I was quite good at making myself scarce when I realized ‘Top’ would be paying us a visit shortly,” said Vidal. “But as I’ve climbed the ranks, I’ve become less adept at outsmarting the specialists under my supervision when they try to disappear before it comes time to pick up cigarette-butts or wait in a lengthy formation.
“Generation Z has managed to out-sham the Millennial Army, and we NCOs haven’t got a chance at stopping them.”
Meanwhile, senior Pentagon officials say senior NCOs appear to be clueless that they’re being outmaneuvered by their subordinates.
At press time, a spokesperson for the E-4 Mafia told reporters that once finalized, the SHAMSHIELD should collectively save Army specialists about 4,919 man-years by helping them dodge bullshit work-details. This value-add is expected to skyrocket when the system is obtained by the Lance Corporal Underground of the Marine Corps, which is expected to inherit barely-functioning versions of the device within five to 45 years.
From Valor Guardians
A California woman is facing multiple charges after police said she became belligerently intoxicated and caused scenes – stripping naked at one point – in multiple Arizona businesses on Wednesday.
According to police, Melissa Dawn Hahn, 53, ran up a $154 tab at Mecca Bar and Grill in Wickenburg and became angry – swearing at staff and customers and spitting on a man – when her credit card was declined, KTVK reported.
Hahn reportedly left the restaurant without paying and entered nearby retailer Cactus Flower, where she began trying on items in the middle of the store, KSAZ-TV reported.
When Hahn’s credit card was again declined – this time for purchases totaling more than $4,000 – store owner Karen Jones-Burk said the woman assaulted her with profanity, tossed wine about the store, tore items off the wall and tried to leave the store wearing nearly $800 in merchandise, the TV station reported.
“That’s when she proceeded to take everything out (off?), and I mean everything,” Jones-Burk told KSAZ-TV.
Jones-Burk also told the TV station that Hahn offered at one point to buy out the entire store and told her that she receives a daily allowance of $10,000. Hahn’s banker later confirmed the allowance claim, but Hahn had reportedly exceeded her daily limit by the time she attempted her shopping spree.
According to KTVK, police later found Hahn at a different nearby bar, wearing a Mecca Bar T-shirt and a stolen bracelet. Court documents indicate Hahn is accused of theft, disorderly conduct and indecent exposure.
“We don’t see that in Wickenburg. Wickenburg is a quiet cowboy town, and she was more of a wild woman,” Jones-Burk, who plans to press charges for the missing merchandise and disruption, told KSAZ-TV.
This and other genius criminals at https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=110651
The part where she claimed a daily allowance of $10,000 and a banker confirmed the statement? Dang.
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Sitting in a bar in the US were a Scotsman, an Englishman and a son of Ireland. the Scotsman says, "As good as this bar is, I still prefer the pubs back home. In Glasgow, there's a wee place called McTavish's. The landlord goes out of his way for the locals. When you buy four drinks, he'll buy the fifth drink."
"Well, Angus," said the Englishman, "At my local in London , the Red Lion, the barman will buy you your third drink after you buy the first two."
"Ahhh, dat's nothin'," said the Irishman, "back home in my favorite pub, the moment you set foot in the place, they'll buy you a drink, then another, all the drinks you like, actually. Then, when you've had enough drinks, they'll take you upstairs and see that you gets laid, all on the house!"
The Englishman and Scotsman were suspicious of the claims. The Irishman swore every word was true.
Then the Englishman asked, "Did this actually happen to you?"
"Not meself, personally, no," admitted the Irishman, "but it did happen to me sister quite a few times."
From Babylon Bee
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Journalists around the nation erupted in boisterous cheers when White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, announced that the gulags will be run by a woman of color.
The journalists began hooting, hollering, clapping, and erupting into chants of “Four More Years” when Psaki’s announcement dropped that dissidents and undesirables accused of wrongthink would be sent to forced labor camps run by a woman of color.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Leftists again try to cancel 1st Amendment.
“Baen Books is a sci-fi/fantasy publishing house that has been around since the early 1980s. They’ve published thousands of titles from hundreds of authors. Baen is notable in our current time period because it is one of the only traditional publishers who does not bend the knee to the woke mob. Our publisher, Toni Weisskopf, truly believes in free speech. Baen’s Bar is one of the oldest forums on the internet. It’s a place for authors and fans to hang out and talk. Today Toni is shutting down the Bar in order to stave off a Parler style cancel culture attack against Baen’s service providers.”
I am not a service provider, nor do I know what goes into being one. But I do know bullying when I see it or read about it, and bullying is exactly what the cancel culture does.
Instead of backing away, shouldn’t businesses meet the bullies head-on? Weren’t we taught as kids that standing up to a bully was the best way of stopping the bully?
Businesses threatened by bullies need to say, “Fuck you. Bring it on.”
Is continued business worth just surrendering your rights?
In the Paris (climate) Agreement, but we have lots and lots of catching up to do, making up for the things President Trump made the world go through while we were away. So, Texas, just hang on a little longer, because Massa uh President Biden will fix everything. As soon as Cruz, Cornyn, Abbott and others are gone and Texas is blue. Not from cold weather, you understand, but from getting rid of Republicans.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
The Rulers are throwing stuff out there just to see how much we’ll do … It’s sh!ts and giggles time at CDC HQ.
The show’s announcer read a Chamber of Commerce-type list of things to see and do in The City by the Bay.
Not once did the announcer say:
San Francisco, where you can sidestep smelly bums camped on city sidewalks. Sam Francisco, where you can dance around people taking a #2 between parked cars. San Francisco, where the smell of human feces overwhelms scents from fragrant flowers. San Francisco, where the person walking beside you might at any moment grab your purse or pull a knife and take all you have.
I would turn down the prize. I am not crazy.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
"We love people. When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans. We see human beings. We don't see groups. We don't see victims. We don't see people we want to exploit. What we see -- what we see is potential. We … look out across the country and see the average American, the person that makes this country work. We do not see that person with contempt. We don't think that person doesn't have what it takes. We believe that person can be the best he or she wants to be if certain things are just removed from their path like onerous taxes, regulations and too much government."
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Baker, our 2-month-old standard poodle had her first vet visit this morning. We got Baker a week ago Monday. She weighed just a bit more than 8 pounds. Today she weighed a bit more than 12 pounds.
My wife and I got our second COVID shot this afternoon. The nurse person who was to shoot me pinched my right bicep a few times and said, "Ohh! That's a good muscle!" I said, "It's good to know something on an old man is holding up."
We have family and friends in NE Texas, SW Arkansas and NW Louisiana. It sure ain't Florida there. A few prayers would be good.
Publix gave money to campaigns of President Trump and Gov. DeSantis. The Guardian, quoting one woman, states, “Families are boycotting Publix…”
There are two Publix stores within three miles of my house. Both do good business. Both stores anchor shopping centers with approximately 15 other businesses.
“Families boycotting Publix” might be true in a literal sense, that more than one liberal family has decided not to shop at Publix. Okay. Fine. Those families may not shop anywhere they want. But to indicate a general boycott shows how fucked American news reporters are.
Monday, February 15, 2021
Sunday, February 14, 2021
‘Biden asks Congress to ban ‘weapons of war on our streets’ as he uses 3rd anniversary of Parkland shooting to demand gun control’
President Joe Biden has released a statement allowing a closer look at what his “commonsense” policy on gun laws will be, demanding, among other things, that Congress pass universal background checks and ban “assault weapons.”
“Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms,” Biden said in his Sunday statement. The timing matched the third anniversary of the Parkland shooting, which saw a gunman open fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 and wounding another 17.
Biden has long promised to put his weight behind stricter gun laws if he were elected president and his ideas run down the list of common demands gun-control advocates often push for. The president is calling for universal background checks on all gun sales, banning high-capacity magazines, an “assault weapons” ban, and “eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.”
“We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change. The time to act is now,” Biden said.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Democrats are always after “weapons of war,” except for the kind carried by their body guards.
Miguel at Gun Free Zone says:
Why I could not live in D.C.? Besides the inability to carry, I’d be cited and arrested so many timed for “vandalism.” My vandalism would be just getting some warning signs attached to different parts of the Capitol fence just to screw with them. The first one that came to mind was “Don’t feed the animals,” “Zero days without an accident” “Do not pick up hitchhikers”, etc.
But the one that would surely send me to enjoy time in the local jail would be a replica of this one right there in each entrance toward the Capitol.
Saturday, February 13, 2021
From Lone Star Parson.
Oregon school teachers are “encouraged to take a course entitled, 'A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction: Disabling Racism in Mathematics Instruction.'”
In white racist colonialist math, students are taught “there is only one right way to do math.”
“The history of mathematics, its colonization, and what is deemed ‘acceptable’ knowledge is rich and complex, therefore, the way that mathematics is taught in the United States needs to be interrogated because it currently centers Western, Eurocentric ways of processing and knowing information.”
So, if schools teach a non-Western, non-Eurocentric way of processing and knowing information, non-White students will learn … What?
I have read several articles on racism inherent in math instruction and in math itself. Every one of those articles said schools must teach non-Western, non-White methods. Not one story said what those non-Western, non-White methods are, not has any mentioned outcome when schools teach African or Asian philosophies.
1+1=2 in racist, White, colonialist math, but what is the answer in non-Western math? Or, perhaps 1, 2 and 3 exist only in Western minds.
By Tony Cox, a US journalist who has written or edited for Bloomberg and several major daily newspapers.
As their dishonest narrative collapses around them, mainstream media outlets and Democrat politicians are trying to hold together their latest bid to destroy Donald Trump, but some of the lies are getting too big to shrug off.
I’m reminded of the media-speak popularized during the Trump era – lightly used words or phrases that became ubiquitous in the talking points, like "violating norms" – especially the term "debunked." In the eyes of MSM and their controllers, Trump was a president who needed to be debunked thousands of times. Whether it was about the size of his Inauguration Day crowd, the animal-like savagery of MS-13 gang-bangers or the fact that Haiti is “a s**thole”, any Trump claim had to be debunked, false or not.
When an obnoxious loudmouth constantly blurts out things that lift the skirt on the ruling class' treachery, his voice must be discredited. And even if just part of his story can be attacked, the rest will be forgotten. It's like a Jenga game where all the pieces automatically fall down when one is removed.
But the same standard doesn't apply to the media's own story lines. No matter how many times MSM and establishment politicians are exposed as liars -- from the MLK bust in the Oval Office to the Russia collusion hoax -- the people are supposed to keep believing the gist of their arguments. The Jenga tower can be levitating with entire floors missing, but the con artists insist that it's still standing.
We're seeing it again in Trump's second Senate impeachment trial. Giant holes have been blown in the MSM-DNC narrative about the January 6 "insurrection" at the US Capitol, but that's not supposed to matter. For instance, when lead House impeachment manager Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) got caught lying on Wednesday about the content of an alleged telephone call between Trump and a Republican senator during the Capitol riot, he admitted that his claim was false and shrugged it off. "This is much ado about nothing because it's not critical in any way to our case," he said.
Never mind that the point was apparently considered important enough to submit as evidence. Raskin was essentially allowed to wriggle out as if he said, "The fact that we're lying about this doesn't reflect whatsoever on the veracity of anything else we're telling you."
A far bigger and more central piece of the impeachment Jenga tower shouldn't be sloughed off so easily. In fact, Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick is so central to the narrative that his cremated remains were displayed in honor at the Capitol Rotunda to remind everyone of the viciousness of the alleged Trump domestic-terrorism army.
The tale of the brutal Trump mob is always punctuated with the fact that five people were "killed" during the riot, er, "white-supremacist insurrection." One of those people was Ashli Babbitt, one of the rioters, who was fatally shot by a law enforcement officer. Three others were election-fraud protesters who died from health crises – a heart attack, a stroke and an unidentified medical emergency – during the January 6 demonstration and riot.
The talking heads who wish Trump supporters dead in every other case are counting Trump supporters in the death toll from an incident perpetrated primarily by Trump supporters. It's as if they're leading a story on a hostage crisis by saying that 30 people were killed without mentioning that 25 of those were hostage takers, including 22 who died of food poisoning.
Therefore, it's easy to see why Sicknick is so important to the story. He's the one alleged victim who wasn't on Team Trump that day. MSM and Democrat politicians told us over and over that the officer died from being bludgeoned in the head with a fire extinguisher, even though Capitol Police's official statement was only that he "passed away due to injuries sustained while on duty."
CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Anderson "CIA" Cooper and other MSM hosts ignored the Sicknick family's request to not make the officer's death a political issue. They portrayed it as a murder without any such determination by investigators. No one has been arrested in connection with Sicknick's death, and no murder case has been built so far.
But the Sicknick story has crumbled in recent days with the revelation that medical examiners didn't find any indication that the officer sustained any blunt force trauma. Investigators are reportedly considering a theory that Sicknick became ill after coming in contact with a chemical irritant, such as pepper spray, that was deployed in the crowd.
The vast majority of Americans haven't heard about this gigantic wrinkle in the Sicknick story because the media, predictably, hasn't blasted out corrections of their false reporting. They've adopted more careful storytelling about the officer's death, with the fire-extinguisher bit missing.
Also obscured is the wrinkle that Sicknick communicated with his family after the riot. Ken Sicknick reportedly said his brother sent him a text hours after the riot, saying, "I got pepper-sprayed twice," and that he was in good shape. The next day, the family was informed that Sicknick was in critical condition, on a ventilator.
Without issuing a correction on any of its false stories with the fire-extinguisher tale, CNN reported the fact that Sicknick died of something other than blunt force trauma. In its first article acknowledging that reality, the network immediately transitioned from the Sicknick investigation to background about other officers being injured by rioters. It was like saying, "our central claim wasn't true, but that doesn't change the fact that the Trump mob was vicious."
It's the Jamie Raskin response all over again. Never mind the falsehoods that we've been telling you. None of that stuff we said over and over had anything to do with our central point that Trump incited an insurrection. And don't let the fact that we've been telling you falsehoods cause you to question our credibility. The house of cards, the Jenga tower, still stands strong.
But how many pieces have to be debunked before we can call the project debunked?