SOURCE: FOX NEWS
US Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), is no stranger to scandal or corruption. His latest trouble, a sexual harassment claim, only touches a bit of his penchant for walking the ethics tightrope.
Conyers' wife, Monica, spent 3 years in prison on a bribery charge conviction. He has been accused of forcing staffers to perform personal duties for the family under the threat of unemployment. The Detroit Free Press documented that Conyers staffers in his district office handed out donated holiday turkeys to political cronies and not the needy constituents for which they were meant.
Conyers is just another "pay-to-play," quid pro quo, Democrat Progressive politician. These types are intrinsically corrupt and unethical. That's what happens when you embrece thr Alinsky-ism: Win at all cost.
SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Arrogant Progressive US Senator Al Franken (D-MN), has been outed as a sexist and a sexual predator. Accusations, accompanied by picture proving the accusations to be true, surfaced of Franken demeaning a female radio show host from Los Angeles.
What is stunningly hypocritical in it all is that Franken's colleagues in the Senate are only demanding an ethics investigation, where would the offender have been a Republican they would have been shrieking for his resignation.
Pathetically, the establishment swamp monster, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Senate Majority Leader, is stopping short of calling for Franken's demise, and hopping on the ethics investigation bandwagon.
Looks like Franken is going to get away with it. Meanwhile Roy Morre is already condemned, and there is no evidence, as in Franken's case, to prove the allegations.
SOURCE: THE NEW YORK POST
As if people weren't already gagging on the political correctness that's being stuffed down their throats, now comes word that the PC police at New York City's MTA have banned the words "Ladies" and "Gentlemen" from their announcements. Civility is truly dead.
This move, while being sensitive to the over-sensitive and easily offended (sadly, a growing number of people in our society), is offensive to those who believe in preserving ghe English language and civility in society. Perhaps we keep "ladies" and "gentlemen" and simply include the phrase "and everyone who is not." Wouldn't that be more accurate and inclusive? I thought "inclusive" was the thing with Progressives!
The expunging of language, history and culture to cater to the terminally aggrieved must end immediately. Political Correctness -- an unlegislated set of shadow rules counter to the freedoms guaranteed in the Charters of Freedom, is an elitist and fascist mechanism used by oligarchs to bully the people. Time to push back. Do NOT be politically correct!
SOURCE: LEGAL INSURRECTION
It appears that the managing editors of the Columbia University newspaper are practicing selective-omission fascism in their coverage of campus activism. It's a intellectual disease that metastasizes faster than the worst version of cancer.
Honest media, which we simply do not have today in the mainstream, reports on anything and everything fact-based. Agendized, politicized and ideologically-based propaganda outlets manipulate the truth and omit stories and facts to skew the outcome.
If one of the premier journalism schools in the country, Columbia University, has a "news publication" that practices selective-omission in their stories, the American people must jettison the status quo news sources, educate themselves on how to vet news sources, and glean their information from a new avenue. If we do not, the Republic is doomed.
SOURCE: FOX NEWS
This is effectively the expunging of history, plain and simple. The tunnel-visioned activism of the Progressive toadies who shriek for the destruction of monuments dedicating history are no better than Nazi book-burners. In each of these instances, an opportunity to learn, both good and bad, is being destroyed. Our society has gotten that touchy-feely stupid.
Ever since Antifa and the neo-Nazis have started squaring off (two of the most loathsome groups on the face of the planet, add Black Lives Matter for a trifecta), the mainstream media and Progressive-Left have been trying to substitute the "nationalist" for "supremacist." The two are not interchangeable.
It's a tactic of the Progressive movement dating all the way back to its genesis. They have been redefining the meanings of words and subtlely injecting inappropriate words into labels so as to change the meanings to suit their goals.
Nationalist, by traditional definition, is someone who is fighting for national independence, or a strong national government. In other words, a nationalist is someone who believes in his/her country; someone who is patriotic.
A supremacist, on the other hand, is quite different. A supremacist is someone a person who believes in or actively advocates the supremacy of a particular group, especially a racial group.
So, why do the mainstream media and Progressive/Democrat politicians and activists believe that the two words can be interchangeable? Nary a day goes by when we aren't told by some opportunistic politician or disingenuous talking head that neo-Nazis are "white nationalists." Of course, they are not, they are "white supremacists."
The reason that Leftists in politics and the media are trying to stain the word "nationalist" is two-fold. First, they want to kill the word. And second they want to tamp down any patriotic resurgence in the population like when Reagan came to office.
By co-opting the definition of the word, Progressives seek to marry it to the darkness of the neo-Nazi movement so the majority of the population was stigmatized by the word; repulsed by it.
The last thing Progressives want is for a resurgence of patriotism to surface. With Trump's America First agenda, a growing sense of patriotism -- and an understanding that a strong and prosperous United States is great for the entirety of the free world, would negate the whole of Barack Obama's eight years of Progressive rule and achievement.
Progressives truly thought that the Obama presidency presented the opportunity to bring the ball over the goal line; to ultimately transform the United States from a Constitutional Republic to a Socialist Democracy controlled by oligarchs. A resurgence of patriotism (read: nationalism) would kill this eight year effort.
This is just another piece of evidence that proves the mainstream media is in the pocket of the Progressive Left, and another reason why true Americans, patriotic Americans -- American Nationalists -- need to be very cautious about where they consume their information. Lord knows politicians can't be trusted.
Have you heard the name Linda Sarsour? If you have a grimace probably just came over your face. Sarsour is one of the most disingenuous political parasites of modern times. Now, this opportunistic fraud is diverting funds from the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Sarsour was one of the minor players in organizing the vagina-hat march against Donald Trump in the early days of his presidency. This was the march with Madonna saying she often thinks about blowing up the White House (interesting since the eight years before Trump saw the White House occupied by Barack Obama) and Ashley Judd spewing rhetoric that should have mandated her a trip to a psychiatrist. Sarsour glommed on to the event as is she had given birth to it. She did not.
Sarsour is vehemently anti-Israel and foaming-at-the-mouth pro-Palestinian. She is a proponent of advancing Sharia Law into the West. She injected Muslim activism into the Ferguson issue and rebuked then-President Obama who reluctantly called on the Muslim community to denounce those who executed the attacks in San Bernardino, California; attacks perpetrated by Islamofascists. She has, since her showboating at the vagina-hat march, attached her self, opportunistically, to the Black Lives Matter movement, the immigration issue, the Confederate statue issue, you name it, if it's a Progressive anti-American cause, this charlatan is there.
Now, Legal Insurrection reports that in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, this fraud is misdirecting people on social media who want to help the flood victims. In a tweet, Sansour directs potential donors to political action groups (PACs) with which she is affiliated. These are community organizing PACs dedicated to Progressive social justice initiatives. They have absolutely nothing to do with providing much needed financial aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey; people who need - in the immediate - food, clothing, water, emergency shelter, etc.
This is why the overwhelming majority of thinking Americans despise the Progressive-Left. They are an ideological gaggle of deceivers who prey on people's emotions even as they defraud those they have manipulated, both intellectually and monetarily.
Sarsour, a typical Progressive-Left activist, is beneath contempt for her dishonesty. Even in Allah's afterlife, this woman is going to burn.
Since it's Sunday let's get go to Catechism, shall we? I mean if there is one place in our warped and skewed society that must stand for a set of principles it would be the Catholic Church, right? Oh, how times have changed.
It appears that officials at the San Domenico School in California - a 167 year old catholic school - have made the horrendous decision to remove some Catholic statues and Christian artifacts in a move to be seen as more inclusive. That's right, the religious hierarchy at this 167 year old Catholic institution have decided that statues depicting Catholic saints are not "inclusive." These statues include those of St. Dominic and St. Francis.
In addition to this incredible stupidity - and that's what it is, Leftist, Progressive, politically correct stupidity, the school's touchy-feely, brain-dead hierarchy, led by Amy Skewes-Cox, who chairs the school's board of trustees, have presided over the removal of the word "Catholic" from its mission statement!
If the Catholic Church's mission is to spread he word of Christ, how is that accomplished by sanitizing a Catholic school of Catholic statues, icons, artifacts and the word "Catholic" from the effort?
Skewes-Cox's explanation for this stupidity is: "If you walk on the campus and the first thing you confront is three or four statues of St. Dominic or St. Francis, it could be alienating for that other religion, and we didn’t want to further that feeling."
It's a freaking Catholic school. It's supposed to be Catholic. It should cater to any other religion. That's the point of sending a child to Catholic school!
When religious institutions start to expunge elements of their own dogma because of political correctness the entirety of that religion's followers must refuse to cater to the inanity of the act. The faithful celebrate and embrace their religion. We don't make it mailable to others because certain points, elements of artifacts might "offend."
Again, any point of anxiety over a statue and/or icon - not to mention the word "Catholic" - presents a teachable moment. Skewes-Cox completely fails to see this and that is a flaw that should preclude her from serving on th school's board of trustees. Trustees are entrusted with the task of preserving institutions, not presiding over their dismantling.
Skewes-Cox needs to be removed from the board, along with all those who chose to tarnish Christianity with this move. The statues should be returned to their original places and each child and parent who belongs to that community should receive an apology from the board of trustees for failing each and every person in the San Domenico School community.
Then we really do have to start expunging political correctness from the American lexicon.
As "anti-statue-mania" continues to infest the minds of those tunnel-visioned by their ideological hobbling, we must consider the repercussions of expunging historical artifacts, and even ones with which we disagree.
Many proponents of expunging Confederate monuments have started to consider dismantling other monuments to people. One political opportunist masquerading as a "Bishop" in Chicago is demanding that the city rename and remove statues from Washington and Jackson Parks. These two men were presidents, yet the "Bishop" says celebrating them is racist because Washington owned slaves and Jackson facilitated the "Trail of Tears."
In the "Bishop's" mind, expunging these names and monuments will right a wrong. Evidently, for the "Bishop," out of sight is out of mind and that makes history irrelevant.
But history has a propensity to repeat itself. In fact, every great historian warns that if we stop learning from history, history will, indeed, repeat itself. That human beings are prone to gravitate toward tyrannical hierarchical governments (read: absolute power corrupts absolutely), without a constant reminder of history we are doomed to repeat the grave errors of generations and eras past.
The Jewish people, who bore the brunt of true fascist tyranny in Adolf Hitler's Nazi genocide against their people, have a saying they all embrace: "Never again." The point behind the saying is clear. It was originally used by Jewish resistance fighters in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II, and is interpreted to mean that the Nazi Holocaust; the extermination of over six million Jews, will never be permitted to recur.
To wit, the Jewish people did not expunge this history from their world, they embraced the history so that this atrocity is remembered and never allowed to metastasize into a threat to the Jewish people again.
Evidently, Black activists in the United States -- and those taking up their cause -- are clueless to the idea of a "teachable moment." They are removing symbols of history and, thus, removing a daily reminder of historical events, both celebratory and cautionary. They are killing a teachable moment and, therefore, dooming history to repeat itself.
Instead of pulling down or otherwise removing Confederate monuments -- and monuments to others that activists find offensive, they should be taking this opportunity in the spotlight to reaffirm the horrific past surrounding the controversial icons; they should be taking this opportunity to point at these monuments and explain to the youth of today the realities of history and the struggles to over come so that they, too, can say "never again."
By "snatching down" these historical monuments (and yes, I did paraphrase former-Chicago Alderwoman Dorothy Tillman), we are robbing our children of a teachable moment and threatening a repeat of history...and that is just stupid on every level.
Donald Trump did not defend neo-Nazis or the Ku Klux Klan in his rebuke of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Of course, you wouldn't know that from the incredibly disingenuous coverage of the event and the ensuing ideologically motivated blathering from the over-paid and increasingly irrelevant chattering class.
The truth of the matter is this. Trump denounce the violence in total that occurred in Charlottesville and that is, indeed, enough. He denounced violence, bigotry and racism as it was perpetrated by each and every person -- regardless of color, religion and/or ideology -- attending the event. That is the correct thing to do.
The victimhood class -- opportunistic ideologues, one and all, are blind to the absolute fact that one cannot view history through the lens of the modern era. The real-time situations of times gone by are impossible to fathom from a modern day vantage point. So too, we, today, are not privileged to the societal conversations of eras past.
To wit, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington and, later, even Robert E. Lee were all abolitionists; they wanted to end slavery understanding it to be an abomination. Jefferson even wrote abolition into the Declaration of Independence only to have to remove the measure lest the whole of independence be relegated to the trash can. Nevertheless, it was something that was sought after for these men until the days they died.
This reality -- this truth -- is lost on the activist masses, even while it is obscured by those fanning the flames of division. The only reason these people can be led down this untruthful path is because Progressives have expunged the need for US History education in our schools.
Another truth not being exposed is the disingenuous duplicity of the mainstream media. As they condemn the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who attended the rally in Charlottesville (they had a legal permit to march and assemble, by the by), they refuse to condemn -- equally and with the same gusto -- the non-permitted Antifa, Black Lives Matter and anarchist groups who descended on the rally in full battle gear. The very fact that they were wearing battle gear indicates they meant to do violence; their violence was premeditated..
As I wrote in a recent syndicated column:
"Disagreement is going to happen in a free society. It’s how members of that society engage in disagreements that define whether they are an advanced society or an adolescent society. Sadly...we are devolving from an emotional and intellectually advanced society (circa the Civil Rights movement) to an adolescent society where violence and censorship are deemed acceptable tools to employ in disagreements."
There have always been ignoramuses in society. They are the fringe, but a by-product of freedom itself. I classify the neo-Nazi and white supremacist activists in this category. But Antifa is a special kind of dangerous. They are tools of the hardcore ideological Left, employed to bring about the chaos and anarchy that has successfully brought about violent revolutions in lesser nations. They are, rightfully, classified as a domestic terror group.
We can argue about commemorating history, and I, personally, believe that any erasure of history -- offensive to some or not -- is abhorrent; it is the stuff of the Islamic State.. But violent censorship and coercion, the likes of what Antifa and the Left are executing, must be met definitively by law enforcement and the rule of law.
It is time to make examples of those who piss on our laws and those who risk their lives to enforce it. Then we need to return to educating our children on accurate US History, not the bullsh*t Progressives are shopping to us.