The January 6th protest was milder than any of the hundreds of Black Lives Matter riots the summer before, and led to no serious destruction of Capitol artifacts. But the Democrats en masse pretended to be horrified. They denounced the protest as an “armed insurrection” and compared it to Pearl Harbor and 9/11 and other enemy attacks on the United States which resulted in thousands of deaths.
When it was pointed out that no arms were found on the protesters, the Democrats simply dropped the term “armed” but still referred to the demonstration as an “insurrection” – i.e., treason. They made no effort to explain how one could mount an insurrection without arms. Obviously one can’t. Nonetheless, they accused Trump of inciting the “insurrection” even though no Trump sentence could be twisted enough to substantiate the charge. Democrats condemned him and attempted to prosecute him and even consign him to public oblivion. They passed resolutions seeking to bar him from public office, also saying that no public building or monument should bear his name – not even “a park bench.”
To seal their indictment, they claimed that five Capitol police officers were killed during the protest. The actual number was zero. Two years later, Joe Biden and Hakeem Jeffries were making the same false claim. They even created a poster-boy to support their lie, claiming that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, was killed by a blow to the head from a fire extinguisher wielded by a protester during the January 6th event. In fact, no such incident occurred. Sicknick died on January 7th in his bed at home from natural causes.
Officer Sicknick was actually an ardent Trump supporter. This didn’t prevent the Democrats from staging a Potemkin-style funeral, bestowing the honor on Sicknick’s corpse of lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda while Democrat leaders praised and mourned him as a martyr killed by Trumpian insurrectionists while defending the Capitol.
Only one person was killed on January 6th – Ashli Babbitt – a forty-year-old five-foot tall unarmed woman and 14-year air force veteran. She can be seen on video tape standing among several Capitol Police officers threatening no one, when an outstretched arm holding a firearm is also seen on the same tape taking aim at Ashli and murdering her in cold blood.
Jazz Shaw again, Santos: Okay, I dressed like a woman but I wasn't a drag queen, and judging from the pictures, he's pretty good at it.
ET reports the Vermont Supreme Court OKs Noncitizen Voting in Municipal Elections. Camel's nose.
At JTN, Nevada school district sued after 15-year-old girl asked to read sexual lesbian monologue in class, "Speech contained “obscenely violent pornographic” material, suit claims." Althouse finds "It’s politically weird to be a very liberal Democrat and find yourself shoved in bed with, like, the governor of Texas. Am I supposed to listen to Tucker Carlson?" "Said one parent, quoted in "When Students Change Gender Identity, and Parents Don’t Know/Educators are facing wrenching new tensions over whether they should tell parents when students socially transition at school" (NYT)."
In light of these recent reports, I proposed this week HB 2426 to eliminate the withholding of any recognition, award, or postsecondary scholarship eligibility earned by Virginia students. With this legislation, parents and students will be notified immediately about these honors without the risk of losing earned opportunities.
Alex Bolton atop Da Hill warns Tensions between Musk, Democrats flare with Trump’s expected return to Twitter. At Based Politics, a rhetorical question, ‘Facebook Files’: Was the government pressuring Facebook to censor, too? Oh hell, yes. At HE, Jeff Bermant thinks It’s Time For A Truly Censorship-Free Search Engine
Make no mistake about it: Google is an enemy of free speech.
There are, of course, other search engines on the internet. For example, many conservatives have touted DuckDuckGo as a good alternative to Google - a search engine that supposedly doesn’t censor or manipulate its results.
But how different is DuckDuckGo from Google?
Well, their CEO has already admitted to manipulating its search function to push so-called “disinformation” down in the results. And a look at DuckDuckGo's search tabs also shows that conservative outlets such as the Daily Caller, Breitbart, and Newsmax have been completely banned in favor of liberal outlets.
The truth is, DuckDuckGo is hardly better than Google when it comes to political censorship.
It’s time for a real alternative. That’s why I’m launching TUSK Search, a search engine that puts free speech first.