Oregon GOP Minority Leader Facing Recall After Failing to Block Gun Ban Legislation - The Truth About Guns
It is time for the Dem lite party to have a Come to Jesus.
America's elites root for race riots
America’s elites want a racial apocalypse
Insty asks why?
The Dems and the progressives have generated power from the black voting plantation since the mid-1960s. This all came from a malignant alliance between the black race-baiters like Jesse Jackson and the Dem politicians who realized that joining forces would benefit both the race-baiter class and the elite Dem politicians.
The Dems and the progressives seem to understand that their power is much weaker than it was in years past. The Clinton loss to Trump, and the fact that Obama was not just incompetent but unable to functionally move the nation to the far left, seems to have caused the progressive left to lose its mind. The most frustrated and angry man is he who can see and nearly touch his goal but who cannot achieve that goal. This is magnified when the goal begins to fall away from him.
The Democrat elites are about to lose control of the progressive left. The left is already angry, and frustrated Biden's incompetence will only enrage them.
The progressive elites want a racial apocalypse because they believe it will benefit the left.
Political divorce is looking like a better option every day. Let the left sue for the divorce.
Biden caves, will lift sanctions on Iran
Now that the JV team is in charge expect lots of destructive and dangerous policies to be implemented.
The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny
Time For A Divorce | The Z Blog
Many of us have been watching the cultification of the progressive movement for decades. The Green movement, the Safety movement were indicators that the progressive left was becoming more cultish by the year. It has arrived and is now in full flower. The only remaining question is should we stay or should we go?
Indian Country (Kelly Turnbull Book 2) is Schlichter's take on what divorce would look like. The other Kelly Turnbull books are a fun read as well.
"Elections in America have always been contentious things, as the point of them is to get all sides as agitated as possible. If you wanted to find the point at which our elections turned ugly it would be when the concept of turnout became the focus. The surest way to get your guys motivated to vote is to convince them that the alternative is pure evil, the worst thing imaginable. Since one side will always lose, it means something close to half the country is always angry at the result.
The thing is though, it was always a game and most people got it. The candidates would say the vilest things about one another, but then carry on like old pals during a debate, showing the world they did not really mean those things. In fact, this is why the Left has controlled the country. Everyone else has always been sure the Left was not really serious about what they were saying. Despite it all, many people remain convinced that the Left today is just putting on a show.
That may be one of the factors creating the current crisis. The eruption of mass media over the last couple of decades puts the Left in our face all the time. There is no escaping politics today, which means there is no escaping the Left. Watch a sporting event and there will be lefty political preaching. Check the weather for your trip to the beach and you get a lecture on global warming. Go outside and you see people wearing three masks in their car, letting you know they are in that cult.
Of course, social media is like standing in front of a firehose. Even if you only want to follow something banal like entertainment news, you will be drenched in political commentary, almost entirely from the Left. The carnies all fashion themselves as philosophers now. The athletes have made politics a feature of their act. These are the dumbest, crudest people in our society, but they are sure you need to know what they have to say about current events.
There is another part to this. Along with not being able to escape the left-wing crazies, it is becoming increasingly clear that there is no living with them. Politics, regardless of the system, is about compromise. The opposing sides find some middle ground that they can accept or some combination of their proposals that prevent either side from feeling cheated by the other. In a democracy, compromise is based on the understanding that both sides want what is best.
How do you reach a compromise with someone who thinks invisible men from a faraway land used mind control to change an election? On top of that, they were perfectly willing to destroy the country over it. If one side is sure the other side is evil, there can never be a compromise. The best you can get is a truce in the hostilities, but eventually one side will attack again. After all, any compromise with evil is immoral on its face, so the only more thing to do is confront it.
Take a look at this tweet from a man who is the former Director of CIA & NSA. He is convinced that we need to round up citizens and put them in concentration camps because they said things he does not like. The regime has already imprisoned dozens of people on trumped up charges. America is now a country with political prisoners being tortured while in prison. This ghoul wants to institutionalize the persecution and torture of Americans who disagree with official policy.
How can you compromise with a person who literally wants you dead? Even if you dismiss him as a fanatic, look at the responses. The people replying to him are both demented and delusional. It is not unreasonable to say that many of them are suffering from a form of mental illness. If you think the capitol protests were an insurrection or comparable to a terrorist attack, you need to be institutionalized. There is no reasoning or compromising with someone in this condition.
The thing is, of course, is the majority of the ruling class truly believes they are confronting an invisible army of white supremacists. If you polled the media, you can be sure that the overwhelming majority think the protestors are getting off easy. At the same time, they think the two blacks who killed the Uber driver in DC were given rough justice, because racism. We live with people who think it is fine for blacks to murder people, but you cannot question the results of the last election.
The old civic nationalist response to this is “well we just have to make sure to vote for the Republicans in the next election.” Even if conservatives were something other than apologists for their masters on the Left, it does not change the fact that close to half the country wants to murder you. They are not going to lose an election and then think, “Geez, maybe I don’t need to murder that guy with the Trump flag.” Instead, they are going get even more deranged and murderous.
Again, politics has always been contentious, and the Left has always thought they were on a holy mission against the forces of evil. The pretty lie that made it possible to live together was that we all wanted what was best for the country. Like a couple realizing they no longer love one another, we have reached the point where we know we can no longer live with that 20% called the Left. The only possible compromise is with ourselves, which is just another way of describing surrender.
If there is to be a solution to the current crisis it will come when enough white people give up on this relationship with the Left. The people living in whites-only neighborhoods chanting about antiracism are beyond reason. The people demanding the state torture citizens who question official policy can never be trusted. The only peaceful solution is peaceful separation. The only compromise is how best to divvy up the property and even that is only to expedite the divorce. It is time to move on."
Authority versus Evidence
Fauci is little more than an attention-seeking clown. He is a man putting the imprimatur of knowledge on foolish yammerings. We stand at a time when experts know nothing and can predict nothing and, so, are useless outside of their value as clowns and jesters.
Progressivism is anti-knowledge, anti-fact, and anti-truth; it is time to wake up and realize these people will not provide us with anything but foolish and destructive dogma, cant, and lies.
Portland's police exodus continues as murder rates surge
When I moved here in 1972 it was not like this. But today woke zombies run the city, which has become a massive homeless encampment filled with trash and feces. The city will not survive unless the politicians take immediate action to turn the city around.
I am not holding my breath.
"It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on all of the action in Portland, Oregon, where the “autonomous zone” set up by rioters has been plaguing both residents and the law enforcement officials tasked with maintaining order. But now that the trial of Dereck Chauvin is underway with the possibility that the entire “justice for George Floyd” initiative may be nearing the finish line, things are probably finally starting to calm down, right? You’d probably like to think so, but you would be mistaken. This weekend the rioters set fire to a police station… again… and the police are still leaving the force in droves. It almost seems as if the law-abiding civilian population will have to start joining the cops’ exodus before long. (Oregon Live)
In 31 exit interview statements, the employees who turned in their badges or retired were brutally frank about their reasons for getting out.
“The community shows zero support. The city council are raging idiots, in addition to being stupid. Additionally, the mayor and council ignore actual facts on crime and policing in favor of radical leftist and anarchists fantasy. What’s worse is ppb command (lt. and above) is arrogantly incompetent and cowardly,” one retiring detective wrote.
“The only differences between the Titanic and PPB?” he continued. “Deck chairs and a band.”
In the past nine months, 115 police officers have left the force. 74 of them retired while 41 simply turned in their badges and quit. There is still a hiring freeze in place for any new officers, while 93 uniformed positions and 43 civilian offices remain vacant. For all of the City Council’s claims about not really wanting to abolish the police, they certainly seem to be doing a good job of it. Andy Ngo, who has been on the scene covering all of the mayhem in Portland for quite a while, summed the situation up nicely.
Antifa’s plan in Portland is playing out. They would have never had success like this though without the support of the biased press, weak law enforcement leadership, city council & the district attorney.
So what happens when you deplete a major city’s police force this badly? If you predicted that the murder rate would rise steeply in response, give yourself a cookie. And it’s not just happening in Portland. This is a trend that is continuing in several major cities where the cops have been undermined by municipal leadership. (Washington Times)
Portland, Oregon’s, homicide rate soared a staggering 1,900% in 2021, with 20 killings, compared with one during the first three months of 2020. The city carved $16 million, or 7%, out of its police budget last year.
Austin, Texas, cut $20 million, or 23%, from its department budget and shifted another $80 million by moving certain services to other departments. Police have reported 19 homicides this year, compared with 14 during the same period last year — a 35% rise.
Philadelphia reduced police funding by 5%, or $33 million, and saw homicides climb 25% to 120 in early 2021 from 96 during the same period last year.
The situation in Minneapolis is grim as well, along with New York and Los Angeles. But the murder spike in Portland may be the most dramatic, given the traditionally lower levels of per capita violent crime that was seen before the riots began and the defunding movement kicked into gear. There was an interesting quote in the linked article from Jerry Ratcliffe, a professor of criminal justice at Temple University in Philadelphia. He said, “The cuts in budgets — whether it is because of the pandemic or defunding the police — is leading to a reduction in policing taking place. There is more of an opportunity for crime because there is less deterrence.”
Is there anyone not in the woke brigades currently infesting the city councils of these crime hotspots who actually finds that analysis even mildly surprising? And yet it seems to come as a total shock to the liberals currently running their cities into the ground. Fewer police officers, less motivated police officers, demoralized police officers, add up to more opportunities for criminals. And the criminals take advantage of those opportunities. If there were only some way they could have predicted this, right?"
United Airlines plans to use race and gender-based quotas to select pilots
I do not care about the gender or identity of my pilot; I do care about the skill and experience of my pilot. Do not dilute the skill and experience to earn stupid woke brownie points.
I last flew United in the 1960s. Looks like I will keep it that way.
"Coloring Outside the Lines"
Racism in the US is driven by government officials' need to find racism to justify their jobs. Perhaps it is time to stop this nonsense.