No Baer Hug for Bret

One thing that has been good in this otherwise confounding 2020, is that Americans have clearly seen where media, politicians, religious leaders, scientists and celebrities stand.

If you had ever given some of them the benefit of the doubt, you heard from their own mouths what they believe.

Take Fox News, for instance. In particular, Bret Baier. He hinted at his affiliations in 2016 when he teamed with Megyn Kelly in the Republican debates to make Donald Trump look bad. After that, I stopped watching his Special Report, which never had the depth it had with Brit Hume and Tony Snow.

Bret likes to hide behind the ole I’m not a partisan hack sham, which is always what partisan hack shams say. He got caught the other day on Twitter, and I was astounded at the backlash.

After the Outnumbered kerfuffle with Newt Gingrich and Harrison Faulkner along with Melissa Francis (I have your full picture now, too), over George Soros, Baer tweeted, “Do you really believe that George Soros is somehow affecting or altering the programming or editorial decisions on Fox News? Really? Just want to follow the latest. Thanks”

The latest proved to be a smackdown.

That was a naive, lying dog faced pony soldier thing to say and he got called on it.

Here’s a selection:

“You can prove everyone wrong, Bret. Why not do a serious, in-depth story on how Soros and his NGO’s are funding the “Transition Integrity Project.” Thanks, in advance. Here’s a link:
https://sgtreport.com/2020/09/operat”

“Bret, the train wreck that occurred on Faulkner’s show Wednesday with @newtgingrich
was not made any better today, with an inadequate explanation/non-apology from Faulkner. It’s stirred up a hornet nest online and should be fully addressed before @FoxNews
loses more to @OANN.”

“Direct association w/Soros, no, he covers his tracks. OBVIOUS his Groups like Media Matters, Open Border Societies etc..are behind smear campaigns,funneling Dark Money into MSM, Local Prosecutorial Races, Antifa, BLM, March for Our Lives, Womens March etc…”

“It seemed that way with Harris yesterday. Soros’s name is dropped and somebody started screaming in her ear. What’s interesting, Fox has reported on the very thing Newt was talking about and hosts said it wasn’t true. What else should we think?”
“This is one of the weirdest exchanges I’ve ever seen on TV. @newtgingrich correctly points out that George Soros threw an unprecedented amount of money into DA races all over the country to elect radicals and Fox News basically told him to shut up. WTF?”

“This is something I would expect to see on state controlled media. In China, the screen just goes blank when there is something on foreign media that the government doesn’t want you to see. So, yeah, this looked creepy to me.”

There were lots more, but Baier didn’t seem to get the message. He replied, “Well -I haven’t changed. We are still covering news from all sides. The opinion folks are doing what they do -very well. And we are under the media microscope everyday. And we are #1 by far. So what changed? 23 years later – for me -not much.”
He goes on to say how much he’d like Biden and Woodward on his show.

Actually, the network may be No. 1, but his show is not. People prefer Tucker, Hannity and Ingraham.

This comment sums it up pretty well: “Fox is the cnn of 10 years ago”

Kamala’s Greatest Hits

What would a Biden Harris court look like? Or should I say Harris Biden?

Don’t forget that it was Biden who chaired the Senate Judiciary in both the Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas hearings. That’s when Supreme Court Justice hearings took a turn to what Judicial Crisis Network president Carrie Severino calls ” hyper-politicized, slander-laden circuses.”

She says, “Harris was a ringleader in the circus surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination two years ago. Remember that? She may prefer you forget.”

She continues in the New York Post, “… during his initial hearing, Harris tried to steal the show with a bizarre series of ‘gotcha’ questions asking if he’d ever had a discussion about Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign with any employees of the law firm Kasowitz, Benson & Torres.

“Kavanaugh appeared to have no idea what she was talking about, but he was astute to the Democrats’ tactic of setting perjury traps that would lead him into making inconsistent statements that could later be spun as lies.

“Harris’ tactics would not have been permitted in a courtroom. As it turned out, both Kavanaugh and the law firm denied any such conversations, and Harris said nothing more on the subject. A San Francisco Chronicle headline reported: ‘Kamala Harris’ viral grilling of Kavanaugh ends with a thud.’ But she had gotten what she was looking for — a ‘viral moment’ for social media — even though she later would be mocked for pursuing such viral moments indiscriminately.

“That was the sideshow before the main circus event. Only two days after Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations were made public, Harris declared, “I believe her.” Others then lobbed seemingly defamatory accusations at Kavanaugh, including an anonymous, undated letter that Harris’ office forwarded to the Judiciary Committee alleging Kavanaugh had raped a woman in a car.

“When it came time for the committee to vote, Harris staged a walkout and went to a press conference. Not only had she presumed Kavanaugh guilty, she had concluded it from the outset and would not budge. For her, even a full committee hearing and an extra FBI investigation were not enough to dismiss unsubstantiated sexual-assault allegations against a public figure.

“Of course, Harris’ concerns were all politics. She blanketed Facebook with thousands of ads fundraising off the Kavanaugh nomination, surpassing every other senator. She was not up for re-election but looking ahead to a presidential run.

“As a presidential candidate, she was willing, briefly, to side with women making allegations against a Democrat — as long as it was a Democrat against whom she was running. When Tara Reade and other women claimed Joe Biden touched them inappropriately in various contexts, she initially said she believed them.

“At the time, she was running against Biden. But when Reade’s more serious allegations were revealed a year later, at which time Harris had already become a top vice-presidential contender, she said she believed Biden. And all of a sudden, no more investigation was needed — the polar opposite of her position on Kavanaugh. Harris was one of the first of many Democratic women for whom political interests had overridden a previous insistence on believing all women.

“Harris and Biden are now a walking double standard. She hasn’t completed a single term in the Senate, but her fast track to be on the Democratic Party’s national ticket was facilitated by her prioritizing opportunism over principle.

“After taking up Biden’s mantle of politicizing the judiciary in the Senate, there is now discussion of Harris playing a prominent role in judicial selection if the two are elected. At least her vicious tactics against political targets while a member of the party out of power in the Senate did not succeed. It’s frightening to think what she might get away with as vice president.”

Yes, it is. These two would radicalize the court and punish their enemies. There would be no one to stop them. Certainly the press wouldn’t. Nor would the Deep State. Ditto on spineless Republicans. You can’t even get Fox News to mention George Soros.

The answer is to defeat Harris and Biden. Resoundingly.

Ginsburg Death a Turning Point

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death yesterday was a pivotal moment in American history.

Call it a Quo Vadis? moment.

The phrase comes from the Latin, roughly translated as “Where are you marching?”. It is also commonly translated as “Where are you going?” or, poetically, “Whither goest thou?”.

Its source comes from a Christian tradition regarding Saint Peter. According to legend, Peter flees from crucifixion in Rome and along the road outside the city, he meets the risen Jesus. Peter asks Jesus, “Quō vādis?” He replies, “Rōmam eō iterum crucifīgī” (“I am going to Rome to be crucified again”). Peter then gains the courage to continue his ministry and returns to the city, where he is martyred by being crucified upside-down.

Our country is, spiritually at least, at that point. We have a golden opportunity to change our destiny and return to the country our founders envisioned by putting a Constitutionalist on the Supreme Court. That country does not include murdering the unborn. Since Roe vs. Wade in 1973, the U.S. has lost its moral compass.

Mother Theresa visited the U.S. and said, “Today, abortion has become the greatest evil because in this choice, it kills life. It kills the child that has been created for greater things, to love and be loved.” She saw it as the destroyer of families and from there, of nations.

Or, we can allow this evil to continue and further destroy our nation.

Many people do not know that Ginsburg held eugenicist beliefs. In 2009 she said, “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”

Too many Americans? Why does she get to choose who lives and dies, the prerogative of God?

Ginsburg’s death will reveal much. Who stands for us? Who doesn’t. Which churches side with God? Which don’t.

Yes, it will divide the nation and families. But we cannot let the other side win. This is one for the ages.

Is This Happening Everywhere?

It has come to light that Democrat Nashville Mayor John Cooper has not been honest with his citizens about the Covid 19 numbers. In fact, the number at bars and restaurants was very low:

Is this being replicated across the country? Why is it that we receive so little information on it in Memphis? What ages are the people who get it? Where do they live? What is their gender? What is their race?

Aren’t these basic questions epidemiologists would want to know? Wouldn’t they shed light on where to attack the virus?

As Andrea Witburg at Americanthinker notes, “In Nashville, the mayor was able to push through a 34% property tax to offset lost revenue. Normally, people would have opposed that kind of dramatic increase but the lockdown made it seem necessary. The tax will undoubtedly continue long after the Wuhan virus is just a bad memory, warping the economy and keeping poorer citizens dependent on the government.”

In other words, fear makes people accept authoritarianism they would normally reject.

Country music star John Rich had this to say on Laura Ingraham last night. “Mayor John Cooper has betrayed our town. He has betrayed Music City. He is a Judas to this town. He is now the De Blasio of the south! That is what he is. He has lied to our town for months and months on end and there are real casualties with this Laura. Forget some of the big companies that have lost some money. Let’s talk about musicians. Let’s talk about bartenders and servers and security guards. All the people who work downtown in Nashville and were targeted by this Judas of a mayor… He completely gutted what drives this town which is live music and broadway downtown. And now we find out the entire thing was a lie that he put on us so we have no sympathy for him.”

He warned a class action lawsuit is coming. It should.

Fox’s Big Mistake

This video has shocked conservatives:

It shouldn’t.

Fox News daytime has been unwatchable for at least a year. Their shows and hosts do not lean conservative. They feature liberals like Marie Harf in the above video and they work to suppress anti liberal thought. Consider Shep Smith, who ruled the day for a long time on Fox, and even Donna Brazile.

Even so, it is unconscionable how swiftly and thoroughly they move to stop Newt Gingrich from even a discussion of George Soros. If you recall, Glenn Beck got ousted from Fox when he insisted on fingering the crazy billionaire.

It’s a big mistake on Fox’s part. They have smugly decided they are the only game in town. They aren’t. On broadcast One America News is nipping at their heels, as well as Newsmax.

Then there are countless YouTube channels that actually allow guests to talk more than four minutes and are unafraid to take a definitive position on issues. I and others spend some of the day tuning out broadcast and watching these. There are so many, it’s even hard to keep up.

Here’s a list of ones I am aware of and watch: Dan Bongino, Right Side Broadcasting (they cover all Trump rallies and events from beginning to end without interruption), America First with Sebastian Gorka, American Thought leaders (from the Epoch times hour long interviews with politicians, authors and experts), Bannon War Room, Blaze TV, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray Unleashed, Breitbart News, China Uncensored, Crossroads with Joshua Philip (also a source for news about China you don’t get anywhere else) and Donald J. Trump (clips and interviews).

There there is Full Measure with Sheryl Atkinson, Judicial Watch, Katie Hopkins (the brash British conservative), Michael Knowles, Mr. Reagan, Real Coffee with Scott Adams, Rebel News (a look at Canadian politics and American from a conservative viewpoint), Steven Crowder, Stu Does America, The Daily Wire (the Ben Shapiro site), The Federalist, Church Militant (about Catholics but 100% pro Trump), Taylor Marshall (also Catholic and also pro Trump), the Heritage Foundation, Verdict with Ted Cruz and Viva Frei (a lawyer who dissects current court rulings).

I’m sure I’m missing some.
That doesn’t even get into conservative talk radio.

Jack Cashill, author of Unmasking Obama and other political books, calls these networks and conservative websites the samizdat. The word refers to groups of dissidents in the Soviet Union who circumvented the party line via clandestine copying and distributing literature banned by the state. He says that conservatives in the U.S. have done the same thing to circumvent our corrupt media.

It is Cashill’s belief that the samizdat will propel Trump to victory as he says it did in 2016. Notice that Trump pays attention to these outlets. He took Joe Rogan up on the challenge to debate Biden immediately. He is aware that Rogan has the number one YouTube audience in the country, even if the mainstreamers ignore it.

Trump also gives interviews to the samizdat. He does not underestimate them as Fox News does.

For a look at what’s in store, consider how sports fans have turned away from their favorite football, baseball and basketball on networks, even as people are hungry for sports. They get it. They are not looking to be woke. They just want the game.

We just want the truth and are not getting it conventionally. Why don’t they see this?

Not a Good Thing That Portland Riots End

Victoria Taft at PJMedia concludes that the rioting in Portland has ended:

Have Portland’s Professional Protesters™ been smoked out? Since May 29th, Portland has been the back drop of more than 100 nights of antifa, anarchist and Black Lives Matter, Inc™ terroristic riots. They set fires, looted, and intimidated people by threatening to burn them alive in their homes.

But after the millions of dollars of destruction, criminality and thuggery it stopped last week. Poof!

Why?

I certainly don’t want to tempt these thugs, but it can’t go without saying that Portland’s 100 plus days of riots appeared to end after Wednesday, September 9th.

Could it be because of the wildfires in Oregon? Perhaps a switch in tactics?

She says, “Riot-weary Oregonians aren’t necessarily mollified by the concerted effort to shut down these reports. Until last Wednesday night, they’d seen the antifa rioters and arsonists in action on the news every night in Portland. And now some of them swore they saw those people in Estacada, Sandy, Molalla and other parts of the burning Clackamas County…Oregonians might well wonder that these “threat actors” are doing their arsons in the tinder dry woodlands of the state instead of nearby downtown Portland…
“The riots have stopped. Did they go to San Francisco or Lancaster, Pennsylvania to raise hell? Did they stop because of the smokey skies and air quality numbers that are off the charts? It seems unlikely that a group that spawned a murderer, multiple arsonists and police assaulters would be dissuaded by smoky quality air. Is it because the media are busy covering the wildfires and there’s nothing in rioting for the terrorists? Or is it because of something else?

“The riots are over for now. Why?”

Some analysts say because the rioting is hurting Biden’s election chances.

I fear a more sinister plot.
Reporter Lara Logan noted that Antifa groups have said, ““We will lay siege to the White House. And we will sustain it for exactly fifty days.”

The website for the group said, “#WhiteHouseSiege will electrify the U.S. election season — and it doesn’t stop there. Drawing wind from #MeToo, #BLM, #ExtinctionRebellion, and protests against Trump’s lethal bungling of coronavirus, we’ll inspire a global movement of systemic change — a Global Spring — a cultural heave towards a true world order.”

We know that these evil people are transported to various sites around the country to incite violence. That’s probably the real reason the Portland events have ceased. They’ve all flown to DC for an all out assault on our democracy.

We’ll know soon.

Sound Familiar?

There was a time in Memphis when home owners didn’t concern themselves with locking their doors. Kids played outside with friends til dusk and moms didn’t even dream of kidnappings, drive by shootings or abductions for child pornography.

In Midtown, the area was quite conservative and no one here decried the police, worried about break-ins or bemoaned the quality of public schools.

Since we got liberal and woke, all of that has disappeared. You may say that race relations were bad back in the day, but was the black community so filled with violence? Are race relations better today? Not according to Black Lives Matter.

Powerlineblog relates a similar story in another enclave, Edina, a suburb.

“Edina, Minnesota, is an elite suburb that formerly had one of the most outstanding public school districts in the country. That was before Edina’s school system went woke and began prioritizing indoctrination over education. In recent years, Edina’s schools have slipped badly in objective test measurements.

“This coincides with the city’s transformation from a Republican bastion, as recently as 25 years ago, to a deep-blue outpost of progressivism. How is that working out for Edina? In addition to the decline of the town’s schools, crime has arrived. As law enforcement has collapsed following the George Floyd riots–a development that was applauded by many, likely most, Edina residents–the chickens are coming home to roost. So we see news of carjackings…:

“Carjackings in the middle of the afternoon are, to put it mildly, a new development. But not a unique one. From NextDoor:

“Hit and run. My son was hit and run by a vehicle that was running 55 mph on a 25 mph speed limit. The accident happened yesterday at the intersection of 70th & France. Two guys were in the vehicle and ran a red light. Thank God my son is fine, able to get off his car in one piece & coherent. The two guys fled off the scene. No matter how careful you are on the road there are crazy drivers around that do not care. With all the cameras in that intersection, I hope those two will get caught. Stay safe everyone!

“Life-threatening crime in elite suburbs like Edina is a new phenomenon, but residents had better get used to it if they continue to support BLM and other anti-law enforcement causes. What do they think is going to happen if law enforcement is dismantled?

“The stark choice between law and order and violent crime is on the ballot in November. Frankly, I suspect that a majority of Edina residents are too far gone to make a rational decision. One hopes that is not the case in most suburbs across the country.”

And what are cities doing to stop it? What is Memphis doing to stop the violent crime?

Yesterday the County Commission met to discuss three ordinances related to handling crime. Commissioner and activist Tami Sawyer was behind the push that in essence protects the perps from the police, not residents – black or white.

The mayor only knows about “reimagining policing.” Again, how does that address our rampant crime problem?

It doesn’t.

It will take a big push back from residents to stop this slide. Until we oust Democrats and liberals from office, that won’t happen.

Here’s Your White Privilege

The Marxist/Antifa/BLM people destroying our cities are not the poor, downtrodden or all black people. Most of them have never been near a ghetto. They are more likely to hang out in the Hamptons than in Harlem, evidently.

Take her for example.

Meet Clara Kraeber, “… the wealthy Upper East Sider busted during a costly night of rioting in Manhattan last week — along with images of six of her alleged comrades,” the New York Post reports.

“Kraebber, 20 — the fire-haired daughter of an architect and a child psychiatrist — appears grim-faced in the snap, posted on the NYPD News Twitter account Tuesday evening.

“Kraebber was busted on felony rioting and misdemeanor graffiti charges, according to police.

“’On Friday, September 4th, these individuals were arrested for rioting during demonstrations in Manhattan,’ police tweeted. ‘They were part of a large group breaking storefront windows. Our investigation into this incident continues.’

“The damage during the three-hour vandalism spree extended more than 2 miles, from Foley Square up to 24th Street.

“The protest was organized by groups calling themselves the New Afrikan Black Panther Party and the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement.”

Here are the others


The mugshots, as they appear from left to right, are of Kraebber; Elliot Rucka, 20, of Portland, Oregon; Frank Furhmeister, 30, of Stuyvesant Heights; Jade O’Halloran, 30, of Crown Heights; Claire Severine, 27, of Washington Heights; Etkar Surette, 27, of Prospect Park South; and Adi Sragovilh, 20, of Great Neck.

“Rucka is the son of famed comic-book writer Greg Rucka.

“Jane Buffo, 19, of Lower Manhattan, who was also arrested, is not pictured.”

All scions of the wealthy.

Reimagining Police

Two weeks ago Mayor Strickland sent out an email with the heading “Reimaging Police in Memphis.”

It was a misspelling because he went on to talk about “reimagining Policing in Memphis.” Quite a difference really, but probably closer to what needs to be done in refurbishing the police image than in creating what he wants – or more accurately what one voting segment wants – than what should be done.

He wrote:

Earlier this week, I announced the creation of an Advisory Council to Reimagine Policing in Memphis, which is Phase 2 of our local efforts on police reform. Phase 1 of this process was to listen to protesters and to make immediate improvements such as adopting the “8 Can’t Wait” principles, improving CLERB, prohibiting no-knock warrants, extending the academy training by one week and adding additional cultural sensitivity training, and continuing to review policies that will reduce excessive force by our police officers. These discussions are ongoing.

The focus of this advisory council will be to work with members of the community to find substantive, realistic and measurable ways to improve community relations with law enforcement, help enhance accountability and transparency within the Memphis Police Department, and to make recommendations on our use of force policies.

Clearly the victims of crimes are not given a voice.

This popped up because of a Nextdoor entry this morning.

Someone wrote “TOO MANY CARS GETTING DAMAGED. Can someone point me in the right direction in mid-town as to a point of contact to write about the continued break-ins. I have to be frank I am up all hours and after midnight I never see police in the midtown area, especially since we have a satellite station right on Union.

Is there a Mayor of Midtown? Or should I write Memphis Mayor.

Your thoughts or ideas would greatly be appreciated!

Warm regards, (name withheld)”

The responses were insightful. Some told of numbers to call to alert the police. Everyone acknowledged there is a problem.

One comment was particularly interesting: “My guess is no hiring police officers and no one wants to become cops anymore. And folks are wanting them defunded. I’m on no one’s side, but this would be my guess”
Good guess.

And, “While crime increases the police force decreases. https://memphiscrime.org/news/memphis-police-department-staffing-where-do-we-stand/”
See previous comment.

Reimagining police and defunding them just can’t stop the crime. It doesn’t make common sense.

How long is it going to take for people to make this connection?

And how many will be hit with crime in the meantime?