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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?
I have an AP Stylebook but I never open it. The brief on copyright law is useful but I don’t right for anyone that cares about the AP Stylebook so I don’t, either. They have a reputation for chasing woke fads but I was browsing National Review headlines and they have really outdone themselves now.
The Associated Press Stylebook was amended this week to discourage the use of the word “riot” to describe violent protests, instead expanding the definition of “protest” to include violent demonstrations.
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.
This article, by Heather Mac Donald in Imprimis, sums it all up and is worth a read. Preview Open
This is a good news and maybe bad news post. First, the good news: https://www.foxnews.com/us/lancaster-protesters-bail-alleged-riots Preview Open
Two pieces of evidence: A man who was arrested and released in a Portland riot later murders two people in a homeless squat, and he tells police he had been homeless for two months. Preview Open
On the comparisons between 1968 and 2020, Kenosha, and just what was that awful whiskey syrup anyway? @davecarter and I have more fun than should be allowed on terrestrial radio. Real Side Radio on the GCN and Salem Media Network. Preview Open
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
The debate over whether protests in the cities across America are riots or peaceful protests is a fool’s errand. In fact, it is a worthless exercise that completely misses the point in studying these activities. Our country is being attacked, ransacked and burned down. Do we think any of those small business owners who spent […]
Our children have already been brainwashed in our schools with the dogma of Leftism, including the hatred of America, its Founders and its values. But the indoctrination has become more extreme than I thought: We are teaching our children to be activists.
I’m not just talking only about teenagers; I’m talking about grade school children being taught about social justice, about hating conservatives and about denigrating those who think differently than they do in a formal curriculum. Some people are having doubts about the process:
It’s now a common trope to claim that the United States is so deeply racist that massive structural changes are needed in how government and private institutions operate. That dangerous claim has gained exceptional influence at all levels of education—from elementary school to graduate-level programs. But this idea rests on a wholly misguided understanding of the facts on the ground.
It is surely correct to mourn the death of any individual, regardless of cause. But it is also imperative not to make false causal accusations, as protesters have done, by attributing the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other African Americans to entrenched police brutality and institutional racism. It is not just activists who make this claim. It also our governing organizations. The New Jersey Educational Association uses the Black Lives Matter banner to advocate a major reformation of the education system: “It is impossible to see the video of [Floyd] being strangled under the knee of a police officer in broad daylight on a public street and not be disgusted, horrified, angry, [and] sad.”
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
Join Jim and Greg as they focus on the mayhem continuing in the streets of American cities. They’re very bullish on the idea of Indiana Rep. Jim Banks to end unemployment benefits for anyone convicted of committing a federal offense at a protest. They also scratch their heads as Joe Biden and other Democrats condemn President Trump for wanting to use federal power to stop the rioting while also trying to blame Trump for the destruction in the first place. And they examine the pathetic case of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who grovels to the radicals more and more as they treat him worse and worse.
I have (or used to have) two close friends who dislike Trump. One dislikes him, the other has full-blown Trump Derangement Syndrome.
- My friend who lives in Santa Monica refuses to discuss BLM with me. He is not black. He is a citizen of Canada who was born in Sarajevo and has lived in California since 2003. He has Trump Derangement Syndrome.
- The second friend grew up in Orange County (which used to be a GOP region in California) and now lives in a suburb of Portland.
Neither one refuses to denounce the rioting of BLM and Antifa.
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.
Join Jim and Greg for your Friday martinis! After another week of violence in the streets, Democrats are finally starting to pay attention to the issue after failing to mention it at all at their convention. Would stronger statements from Biden be credible and would they get the chaos to stop? They also discuss President Trump’s convention speech and why the length and delivery made it less effective. And while certainly not gamers, they get a kick out of the chance to conduct a clandestine operation on orders from President Reagan – which is part of the latest “Call of Duty.”
The Republican National Convention is over, Trump made his case for a second term and the country is in the middle of shootings, riots, lootings and not to mention, a pandemic.
Did Trump make the case for a second term? And how does the violence playing out across the country factor into the campaign and who does it hurt more? Biden? Trump?
Join Jim and Greg as they discuss how the RNC was smart to move away from wall-to-wall speeches politicians and showcase how policies are working in the lives of American citizens and how socialist and communist policies have devastated other nations. They also point out that Joe Biden’s belated plea for peaceful protesting fell on deaf ears as rioters ravaged Minneapolis over the false rumor that a murder suspect had been killed by police. And they wonder what the next step will be after NBA players refuse to play in playoff games over the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin
Join Jim and Greg as they highlight the best moments of Tuesday evening at the Republican National Convention, including a pardon, a citizenship ceremony, and rising GOP figure. They also lament the latest destruction and violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following a police-involved shooting a few days ago. And they react to a sudden call from CNN host Don Lemon for Joe Biden to condemn the violence in cities because “it’s showing up in the polling.”