Among other things. Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 04.27.21 The BattleSwarm Blog has NC Lieutenant Governor Isn’t Having Any Of This Voter Suppression Nonsense
John McWhorter wonders DO BLACK PEOPLE ENJOY BEING TOLD THEY ARE WEAK AND DUMB? THE ELECT HOPE SO. Everybody likes to hear how oppressed they are.
And from Wombat's In The Mailbox: 04.27.21 (Evening Edition) Don Surber tells us Democrats Worry That Their Steal Won’t Hold. And speaking of that, never one to spare the alarm, Dan Chaitin at WaEx reports that Rachel Maddow argues Maricopa County election auditor heralds 'end of democracy'. Don't turn on the lights if you don't want to watch the cockroaches scurry away. But he also warns that the Future of Maricopa County audit in doubt with the new Democrat judge overseeing it. Jim Hoft at Gateway, BREAKING — LIVE STREAM VIDEO: Maricopa County, Arizona Audit Update — “TENS OF THOUSANDS, SHY OF 100,000 BALLOTS” INSPECTED SO FAR!. Barely a dent in the total, but it's a start.
It's interesting that California Has Rejected 19.8% of Signatures in Gavin Newsom Recall Effort (Breitbart), even though the rejection rate for signature matching in the 2020 election was 0.6%. I wonder why the changes in standards? /sarc. Also, Ken Cuccinelli, H.R. 1 and Border Crisis Are How Democrats Plan to Steal Elections. Yep, in addition to plain up fraud.
AllahPundit wonders (rhetorically, of course) Why did USA Today stealth-edit Stacey Abrams's op-ed after MLB pulled the All-Star Game from Atlanta?, a step they would never grant Republicans (and shouldn't).
Judicial Watch has done an excellent job discovering direct evidence of collusion between government officials, the Biden campaign and social media companies Facebook, Twitter, Google (YouTube) to censor speech and remove content. California officials were using a list generated by a firm called SKDK (working for Biden campaign) to inform the social media companies of content for removal.
[…] The Office of Election Cybersecurity in the California Secretary of State’s office monitored and tracked social media posts, decided if they were misinformation, stored the posts in an internal database coded by threat level, and on 31 different occasions requested posts be removed.This is an explosive new element to an ongoing story of big tech censorship because the documents directly highlight California government officials and tech companies working together to remove political content adverse to the interests of the Biden campaign; and later the Biden administration.
One of the California government officials, Deputy Secretary of State and Chief Communications Officer Paula Valle, even begins to question the legality of their coordinated conduct after journalists and people who had their content removed started asking for specific answers why. . .
This pretty much confirms what we knew; the big social media companies were conspiring with the Democrats and the media to spike activity contrary to their preferred narrative.
Obama re-tasked the FBI away from finding actual terrorists to finding white people they could claim were terrorists, and the woke leftwing overseers of the FBI were all too eager to stop working for justice and start working for "social justice."
This is and always has been a leftwing propaganda effort to hide the number of terrorists who are associated with the left and exaggerate the number of terrorists that can be used to smear the right.
But now they're not just corrupting the system for bean-counting efforts, but are actively twisting law enforcement to act as the Social Justice Arm of the Democrat Party.
More from Sundance, Declassified FISA Court Opinion for 2020 Shows Even More Warrantless FBI Abuses of NSA Database Including Search Queries for Government Officials and Victims and It’s Official, The FISA Court is Compromised – Presiding Judge James Boasberg Hires Former DOJ-NSD Head, Mary McCord, as Amici Curiae to Advise The Court
CNS News, DHS Launches Department-Wide Review to ‘Identify and Combat’ Extremists in Its Ranks, which might not be bad, but since they will take their definition of "extremists" from extremists like the SPLC, it will become an attempt to purge conservative from the ranks, or at least drive them under cover. At Fox, Jason Beardsley: Pentagon's 'extremism' blunder – this move could make US military even more political "Military personnel have been prohibited from advocating 'extremist' doctrine"
**Once DOD defines "extremism," it will be compelled to decide which groups fit that definition and ban membership in them. Here’s where the real danger begins. This will set up an endless chore for DOD – choosing which groups are so bad that affiliation with them will be seen as incompatible with military service. But it’s worse than that – it will create a new battleground for political disputes that will directly harm prospective service members. The list of "extremist" groups will swing wildly as DOD changes hands from Republican to Democratic control, or Democratic to Republican control. Americans who wish to serve will face a permanently changing DOD preference on who can serve, and who cannot.
Mary Chastain at LI busts another media narrative, Prosecutor Admits Defendant Did Not Use Bear Spray Against Officers During Capitol Hill Riot
Assistant U.S. Attorney Gilead Light admitted Julian Elie Khater, 32, did not use the bear spray he had in his hand during the January 6 Capitol Hill riot:
Julian Elie Khater, 32, of State College, Pennsylvania, and George Pierre Tanios, 39, of Morgantown, West Virginia, are charged in spraying the chemical irritant at Capitol police officers Brian Sicknick and Caroline Edwards, as well as Metropolitan Police Department officer Damian Chapman.
However, during the hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Gilead Light acknowledged to Hogan that bear spray was never used, despite video clips presented earlier in the case.
“It does appear the bear spray that Mr. Khater was holding 10 minutes earlier was not used,” Light said, saying empty mace containers were recovered from Tanios and Khater’s homes.However, Light maintained purchasing and carrying the bear spray showed intent: “Why else would you bring bear spray — it’s an uncontested fact there’s no bears in downtown D.C.” Prosecutors said “Khater and Tanios schemed for trouble”:
Julie Kelly on Twitter, " A few interesting developments today in political prosecution of January 6 detainees. Judge and government acknowledge in court that contrary to narrative about Sicknick, he was not hit with bear spray."
On Republican vote for impeachment and potential 2024 Presidential candidate Liz Cheney, ‘She’s On An Island’ — Josh Hawley Slams Liz Cheney, Says She Has ‘No Support In Her Own Caucus’ (Da Caller). Yesterday's Morning Rant at Ace's:
Every time I think that the Republican party has reached Peak Impotence, they come out with a startlingly dumb and feckless statement that reaffirms my conviction that the party as currently constructed is beyond saving, and is a significant impediment to any serious plan to save America from the Democrat/Progressive machine.
GOP: If We Win Back House, We'll Restart Border Wall ConstructionHouse Conference Committee Chairwoman Liz Cheney said at the Republican issues retreat in Orlando that "I think we need to look at every possible tool" to secure the southern border. "That includes the wall, and it includes technology and being able to move again toward agreements where people who are seeking asylum stay in Mexico," according to the Washington Examiner.Shut your whore mouth. Your faux tough-gal affectation doesn't work. Had you been half this combative during President Trump's time in office we wouldn't have a problem on the border...we would have a few thousand miles of big. beautiful wall.
Lizzy, if you think that you can cultivate any conservative support with this nonsense you are sadly mistaken. You have irredeemably stained yourself, and no amount of blather from you and your castrati partners in congress will fool us again.
And just for curiosity's sake; how are you going to compel the administration to resume work on the wall? Have you never read the Constitution? Do you have any self awareness that your words are ridiculous?
Self awareness is not a useful trait among politicians.