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Suddenly, free speech is in serious trouble.
Six years ago, CEO Jack Dorsey could proclaim “Twitter stands for freedom of expression. We stand for speaking truth to power.“ Last week, Dorsey and other big tech titans unleashed a massive speech suppression initiative, based on the notion that not only President Trump, but also anyone who supported him, including conservatives and Republicans en masse, must be silenced in the interest of public safety.
The silencing was comprehensive and ruthless. Recently increased censorship in social media had all been directed to the right. Then Facebook and Twitter joined in a permanent ban of the president. It was necessary to silence the President of the United States, according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, because his claims of voter fraud were false and it would be dangerous to allow him to keep making them.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) office told Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) staff on Wednesday that the GOP will not agree to reconvene the Senate before Jan. 19 to allow an impeachment trial while President Trump is still in office.
Gene Marks, President of the Marks Group PC and writer for outlets like The Guardian and The Hill, joins Carol Roth to discuss the state of small business coming out of 2020 into 2021. Gene and Carol break down Trump’s business legacy and what might be in store in the new administration. Plus, some great tax tips and breaks of which you may not be aware.
Plus, a “Now You Know” on how to hack getting on the train at Penn Station.
House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment against Donald Trump on Monday. It charges the President with “incitement of insurrection” for encouraging the crowd at Wednesday’s “Stop the Steal” rally to march to the U.S. Capitol. The ensuing riot temporarily shut down the legislative branch and resulted in deaths. The text follows (click to enlarge):
Vice President Mike Pence released a statement Wednesday that he will not seek to block electors for President-elect Joe Biden. The memo was issued as President Donald Trump gave a speech pressuring him to reject certifying the 2020 election. The text of the Vice President’s statement follows.
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Would you give up your fans and livelihood on principle? Joe Walsh, former “Tea Party” Congressman from Illinois and nationally syndicated radio host joins Carol Roth to talk about why he gave up everything to primary Trump, even when he knew he would lose. Joe and Carol discuss the future of the country under Biden and the potential to kill the two party duopoly.
Karol Markowicz, columnist for the New York Post, joins Carol Roth to talk about why politics and incompetence instead of science have led COVID decision making down the wrong path. Karol and Carol talk about the “pajama class”, why the lockdowns have destroyed communities and how children are suffering. And they discuss where we go from here.
Plus, a “Now You Know” segment on taxis and police in NYC.
After Trump’s 2016 victory, I considered forming a new political action group called the Al Czervik Republicans. It would be based on Rodney Dangerfield’s classic character in the 1980 comedy film Caddyshack and serve as a tribute to those considered the “wrong kind” of people by the establishment in Washington DC.
If you’ve never watched Caddyshack before, you might want to do so before reading the rest of this. Spoilers will follow.
In many ways, Trump is a perfect metaphor for Dangerfield’s Al Czervik. They’re both self-made businessmen and builders. They’re sometimes crass, often hilarious, and completely despised by the “right kind” of people. They both delight in pointing out the hypocrisy of the privileged class and are targeted for retribution as a result.
As states begin to certify the 2020 election results, and the court litigation disputing the election outcome slowly ends, Americans ought to focus their attention on the two U.S. Senate races down in Georgia. Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are running close races against their Democratic opponents—and the results of these elections will […]
My friend, Dr. Bill Hamilton, pens a column for newspapers in our shared home state (Oklahoma) and elsewhere called “Central View.” Dr. Hamilton is a military historian, former Army infantry officer, Vietnam veteran, pilot, noted author, and was recently inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame. He has a good amount of political campaign […]
Most of us remember just 4 short years ago. Much of America, from pollsters and especially to the pundit class and Washington insiders, confidently predicted a win by Hillary Clinton. It was heresy, even mock-worthy, to suggest otherwise.But “otherwise” happened. Much of the left never accepted the results, and the Obama-Biden Administration sicced federal law […]
From American Thinker, https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/11/new_election_math_its_not_270_its_2624.html: It is the NEW 2021 Congress which would vote, and due to R house pickups Nov 3, the Democrats have just lost three delegations, and are on the verge of losing a fourth. The Democrats have now lost control of, and are now tied in: MN (now 4R, 4D), and MI (now 7R, 7D) and PA (now […]
People don’t like politics. They like when politicians do things for them but hate knowing how it was done. We all know the sausage metaphor. If we were able to make Trump simply an orange yet silent silhouette would he have been easily reelected based off a growing economy, a successful foreign policy shift and […]
My wife and I had the honor and pleasure on Election Day as serving as poll watchers at our local precinct (Edgmont Township, 1st Precinct, Delaware County, PA). I’m happy to share our experience.
We took the last shift, 5-8 p.m., and stayed around to watch the process after the polls closed.
OK, this is where I am at this moment with the Nov. 3rd election. Yes, very close, and here are 10 observations and explanations. In summary, Trump should win with a 275 vote Electoral College win despite losing, again, the national popular vote. But watch North Carolina, Michigan, and Arizona. 1) If it’s not close, […]
Allow me to introduce you to a cute little website: Donald Trump Watch.