Join Jim and Greg as they applaud conservative and mainstream media for calling out Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer over his lie that all Americans who wanted to get out of Afghanistan are now out. In a double-fisted bad martini, they hammer the State Department for greatly hindering the efforts of private groups to get Americans and our Afghan allies out of the country.  They also revisit the Obama administration’s terrible swap of five high-value Taliban figures for American deserter Bowe Bergdahl – and the impact it is having right now. And they marvel at the large number of online leftists who honestly think they can get Brett Kavanaugh removed from the U.S. Supreme Court.

This week on “The Learning Curve,” co-hosts Cara Candal and Gerard Robinson talk with Dr. Kate Clifford Larson, a New York Times best-selling biographer of Harriet Tubman and Fannie Lou Hamer. Kate shares why she has written about these historical African-American figures, and how she thinks parents, teachers, and schools can draw on their lives to talk about race. She describes the deeply segregated Jim Crow landscape of Fannie Lou Hamer’s native Mississippi Delta, the challenges she faced, and the influence of Freedom Songs and spirituals like “This Little Light of Mine,” often performed at her rallies, on her tireless advocacy. They discuss Hamer’s courageous voter mobilization efforts during Freedom Summer and at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, both during the summer of 1964, and why it’s so important for Americans to know about this unsung heroine of the Civil Rights era. They also explore Hamer’s reception by President Lyndon Johnson and the often male-centric Civil Rights Movement.

Stories of the Week: Around the country, K-12 online learning is experiencing a decline in interest among families, especially in programs with less live instruction and interaction with teachers and peers. A report from the National Student Clearinghouse shows that just over 40 percent of 2- and 4-year college students across the U.S. during the 2020-21 academic year were men.

Join Jim and Greg as they’re pleasantly staggered to see Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal publicly slamming the federal government for not doing more to get American citizens and our Afghan allies out of Afghanistan. They also dig into recently divulged documents showing labs in China were doing experiments with SARS-related cornavirus on mice with human cells and we paid for it. And they unload on the Biden administration for its ongoing lies about Americans and Afghan allies being allowed to leave.

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The terms “nationalism” and “patriotism” are often used interchangeably. This is understandable, as they have somewhat overlapping meanings, both of which suffer from a certain amount of vagueness. However, there are a number of key differences between the two that are worth shedding light on. In the final analysis, we believe that the term “nationalism,” […]

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Okay, not to get all callous and ghoulish but 89-year-old Senator Dianne Feinstein is the oldest member in the U.S. Senate. She has been missing from deliberating and doing business in the Senate chambers lately. In fact, members of her own party have voiced concern and even criticism that her mental faculties have been quite […]

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The Sniffer in Chief has betrayed our troops, the real Afghan patriots, and the American people. He is directly responsible for abandoning both American citizens and courageous, decent Afghans in favor of the sort of material the Squad and the rest of the Red-Green alliance of socialists and Islamists find useful in transforming one community […]

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Biden’s Approval Soars as Jane Fonda Discovered Stranded in Afghanistan

 

President Joe Biden’s sagging approval rating has made an unprecedented recovery as news emerges that actress, activist, and communist Jane Fonda is among those who’ve been left behind in the aftermath of the botched U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Fonda, who had transitioned seamlessly from Viet Cong propaganda puppet in the 1970s to cash in on the American aerobics craze of the 1980s, was in the process of reinventing herself yet again by assisting Afghan women in procuring burkhas in those regions of the country where austere religious attire had become rare owing to the occupying infidel forces.

Biden’s approval rating, which had been hovering in the low 40s before news emerged of Fonda’s plight, subsequently skyrocketed to the mid-80s according to the latest polls from Reuters. The president’s approval increased dramatically among people of all political stripes including Republicans and Democrats, independents, men and women, all ethnic groups, those for and against U.S. involvement in Afghanistan as well as every living former U.S. President with the exception of George W. Bush, who expressed concern for Fonda and lauded her contributions to world peace.

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome Sen. Joe Manchin’s warning that another massive spending bill would saddle our nation with a lot more inflation and debt. They also wince as the August jobs numbers come in far below expectations. Is it really all due to the Delta variant or is there more to it? And they refuse to throw any shrimps on the barbie for the Australian government as the country goes crazy with COVID lockdowns and crushing freedom.

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Having just read @rushbabe‘s post on Ricochet as a family, I reflected on the fact that I get a lot more substantive feedback about my role as a legislator here than I’d ever get from my own family. With that in mind, some of you have shown interest in keeping up with what’s happening in […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they look at the good, bad, and crazy performances of the media in just the past 24 hours. They cheer Matt Lee of the Associated Press for doggedly asking an important question that the State Department refuses to answer. They also roll their eyes as much of the mainstream media honor the Biden administration’s wishes and push the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan much lower in their coverage. And they blast CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin – for several reasons – over his hysterical evaluation of the Supreme Court refusing to block pro-life legislation in Texas from taking effect.

What Drives the California Recall Election

 

On September 14, Californians will face a ballot issue in two parts. Part 1 is simplicity itself: “Shall Gavin Newsom be recalled (removed) from the office of governor?” If the answer is yes, what follows is a weird procedure whereby all of the qualified replacement candidates for the office will be listed, from which the candidate “receiving the highest number of votes” will fill out the remainder of the current term, which ends on January 2, 2023.

This recall procedure was put into place in 1911 as part of a progressive reform movement to circumvent the legislature and the ordinary election cycle, in order to improve the odds that an outsider could wrest control over the political processes from corrupt insiders. In a twist of fate, that recall process is now being used against an unabashed progressive for the same reason: to take control from the political branches in order to neutralize one-party rule widely seen as unresponsive to the will of the public at large. And if it fails, it is likely because all the big money is behind Newsom, whose $51 million (and counting) is more than double that of all the forces arrayed against him.

Yet the remarkable structure of the recall procedure may keep the race close. The process first makes Newsom a stand-alone target, after which the huge free-for-all among multiple candidates could permit a fringe contender to take the election with only 14 percent of first place votes. Thus, the current system does not allow ranked-order priorities (whereby second and lower choices matter), which earlier this year created so much uncertainty in New York City’s mayoral election that the (relatively) conservative Eric Adams managed to squeak by a long list of more progressive candidates. Transposed to California, the first-past-the-post system could result in the selection of Larry Elder, a staunch and controversial conservative talk-show host in a strongly blue state.

Join Jim and Greg as they dissect Pres. Biden’s attempt to declare the withdrawal from Afghanistan an “extraordinary success” while also trying to blame President Trump for things going wrong and throwing out his bogus straw man arguments yet again for the decisions he made. They also welcome the scathing critique of the withdrawal from former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb, who is demanding vigorous oversight of the exit from Afghanistan. And they discuss the resignations of the two top vaccine officials at the Food and Drug Administration and how little the media seem interested in the news.

September 1, 2021, marks the first official day of the Texas government recognizing that all Texans have the right to carry their handgun outside of their home and vehicle without a license.

It only took them being the 21st state to do so.

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Yeah, the post title is sarcasm at its best.  Leave it to The Wizards of Smart in San Francisco to come up with a plan to – I can’t type this with a straight face – their plan is to pay people not to shoot one another: https://thepostmillennial.com/san-francisco-initiative-will-pay-residents-each-month-not-to-shoot-others?utm_campaign=64469 Preview Open

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Contempt, loathing and disgust are all that I feel for this man and his mal-administration.  Nevertheless, I will give them this, they are relentless in the PR counter-offensive.   That is the Left’s super-power, a complete shameless ability to keep pushing their story, no matter what’s really happening.  Yes they are psychopaths, but it does require […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they fume over President Biden’s horrifically bad predictions and outright lies about his Afghanistan policy, most notably his vow to stay until all Americans are evacuated.  They also sigh as Secretary of State Antony Blinken tries to assure us that any American or Afghan ally who wants to leave will be able to do so because the Taliban promised to let them do it. And they react to the frustration of Gold Star families at how Biden interacted with them and tried to make their conversations about himself.

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As if you needed more proof, this woman (no, really!) is President of the LA Teacher’s Union: https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2021/08/30/la-teachers-union-president-our-babies-may-not-have-learned-all-their-times-tables-but-they-know-the-words-insurrection-and-coup-n412562 Preview Open

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