Tag: antifa

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We have all watched the spectacle of very bad politicians getting re-elected time and time again. Think Marion Barry or Harold Washington. Mayor Ray Nagin got re-elected after refusing to evacuate New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mayor De Blasio got re-elected. Then there is just about every elected official in California.

We see mayors do nothing while their own cities get burned down and wonder just how bad is bad enough. Will they get re-elected?

Join Jim and Greg as they dig into what we witnessed in the first presidential debate on Tuesday. They discuss the constant crosstalk and why Trump would have been smarter to let Biden tangle himself in his own incomprehensible rhetoric. They also detail how both candidates handled the urban violence issue and Biden’s insistence on refusing to have an opinion on adding justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Last night Joe Biden repeated the lie that Antifa, a mercenary Marxist guerrilla arm of the Democratic Party, does not exist. Good luck with that, Joe. As you told us last night, you are the Democratic Party. Y0u own them now, and everyone that has been looted, gutted, burned to the ground, beaten, and murdered […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they expose yet another day of Joe Biden not being able to appear in public the day after holding events, strongly suggesting he’s not up to the rigors of the campaign trail or the presidency. They also blast the violence perpetrated in Louisville and other cities in the wake of no police officers being charged for murder in the Breonna Taylor case. They also find it unacceptable that there is no bodycam evidence of the entry into the apartment or of the shooting. And they react to the case of arson at the Minnesota home of a Trump supporter and the graffiti left behind noting support for Biden, BLM, and more.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. A Brief Note about Fascism, Antifa, and President Trump

 

There’s a little checklist making the rounds on social media and purporting to list “characteristics of fascists.” As lists go it isn’t a very good one, in that it oddly omits the sine qua non, the single essential aspect, of fascism, which is the blunt use of government authority to completely control the economy and the people.

That, after all, is what fascism is, so it seems worth mentioning.

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It almost seems like this election is more critical even than defeating Hillary. She wasn’t liked but Biden is so weak and now there are far-left types on the prowl. Who knows what has been promised to Bernie and AOC etc? I heard a few moments of Bernie saying that those forces would help Biden […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Anti-American Violence Plaguing the US and How to Solve It

 

The United States of America is increasingly under assault from an anti-American mob that has gained mainstream prominence across the country. This mob has ravaged major US cities for weeks on end, torn down historical monuments, and murdered innocent citizens.

At a recent Oakland “Black Lives Matter” event, “protestors” chanted “death to America” — an anti-American death threat used by Iranian government officials. These same “protestors” hurled projectiles at police officers, set trucks on fire, and vandalized buildings.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. My iPhone, My Enemy

 

I have been around computers since I was nine, so I know what early adoption of system updates can lead to. There was one update I am aware of that would permanently disable any device that received it. I have no idea how the manufacturer compensated their victims in that case. So on every new device part of my nesting routine is to make sure that automatic updates are turned off. Let them destroy someone else’s device, I need mine running.

So then I received a notification on my iPhone that I should leave the phone on overnight for an important update, the defective COVID-19 exposure detection app rejected by the UK because Apple and Google could not reliably distinguish between a signal three feet away and one 30 feet away with maybe a wall or two between, has now been integrated into iOS but, the message assured, use of the app would be entirely opt-in. So if I update my iPhone the defective app proposed to Europe to decide who is shoved pell-mell into forced quarantine will become a part of my configuration.

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What is happening to local law enforcement? @roderic posted on the number of police chiefs who have resigned across the country, as well as the police officers who are leaving in droves. The incompetent City Councils and mayors are making it impossible for these men and women to do their jobs; no one can blame […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. One Man’s Silence

 

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

We’re now less than 60 days from Election Day and the beginning of quite possibly, long drawn out post-election challenges to the vote in several states around the country even if, or should I say, especially if, President Trump wins the Electoral College vote. Today, Wisconsin’s Secretary of State warned of at least a week of court challenges after Election Night. Other Democrat operatives and a Democrat-funded think tank have expressed the same. And if Donald Trump wins reelection, it seems certain, sadly, that rioting in the streets may continue and there are those in Democrat ranks and fervent NeverTrumpers who don’t appear concerned about this very likely scenario.

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Watch just how evasive Governor Brown of Oregon is when she’s asked, not once but twice, about naming Antifa specifically. She is quick to label the Patriots Prayer group as white supremacists but speaks in general terms about the 3+ months of Antifa violence and doesn’t mention anything specifically about law enforcement officers who have […]

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Portland antifa shooter Michael Reinoehl has been killed by law enforcement. Details to come. — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 4, 2020 Preview Open

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On this show, Seth, Park, Grant, and Jay discuss Joe Biden’s speech addressing protest violence, how the media narrative shifted to cover the protests, and whether or not Biden’s speech is more effective for quelling violence or for his campaign.

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The Democratic talking point that the riots are happening in “Trump’s America,” isn’t going to be laughable forever. It’s laughable now because it’s obvious that Democratic mayors and governors are allowing it to happen and refusing help from the President. Add to that what they are doing to their own police. Preview Open

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I haven’t encountered much violence in my life. But, I have seen it up close twice. As a news editor in Henryetta, Oklahoma (The Daily Free-Lance) in the mid-1970s, I used to ride along with Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers on my day off (Monday). Quite the experience. The speed traps were always fun, but that’s […]

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Can the mayors and governors that openly refused to do anything about the rioting be charged as accessories to the crimes committed? Given these officials’ public statements, it would be hard for their defense teams to introduce reasonable doubt. (I think.) Preview Open

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. What 1968 and 1972 Can Teach Us About 2020

 

I’m old enough to remember 1968 vividly. I remember watching the nightly newscasts with my family in our San Jose home showing college campuses like UC Berkeley in turmoil and Viet Cong-sympathizing rioters and Black Panthers throwing bricks, Molotov cocktails, mixing it up with police, and storming college buildings. The images were not good for my father’s blood pressure.

I remember the 1968 Democrat Convention in Chicago where planned rioting in the streets broke out and physical clashes occurred on the convention floor out for all America to see. Rioting that fractured the Democrat Party with the emergence of Alabama Democrat Governor George Wallace as a third-party candidate. Yet all of that chaos and mayhem wasn’t nearly as widespread as it is today. And I remember how that election turned out.

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In a narrow and basic definition, the Castle Doctrine is the principle or guidance that if one’s home is invaded and the occupant/home owner or apartment dweller fears for his or her life or the life of one’s family, that they have the legal right to use lethal force to end that threat. Much like […]

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