No Liberty in Texas

As more than 1,400 YAL students and 100 elected officials prepared to gather in Dallas on Monday for YAL’s premier event, the organization received word that the city had issued a “force majeure” order canceling it “to limit the spread of COVID-19.” This happened a mere three days before the event was scheduled to kick off — and in spite of several months of caffeinated workdays registering attendees, booking flights, and coordinating with investors. YAL even had its staging, banners, and audio/video equipment waiting in the parking lot of the venue.

Make no mistake: This was never about safety. With tyrants, it never is.... [Read More]

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First Amendment lawsuit in Seattle

It is getting harder every day to tell the difference between the Babylon Bee and real news.

Five members of Black Lives Matter filed a suit against Seattle on Monday, saying the Seattle Police Department’s crowd control techniques have required them to purchase expensive protective gear, essentially pricing them out of practicing their First Amendment rights.... [Read More]

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Congressional privilege

From Judicial Watch:

“Adam Schiff secretly subpoenaed, without court authorization, the phone records of Rudy Giuliani and then published the phone records of innocent Americans, including President Trump’s lawyers, a member of Congress, and a journalist. And now a federal court ruled today that Schiff, or any member of Congress can’t be held accountable for this unprecedented and potentially criminal abuse of power. Every American should be concerned about a ruling that suggests Congress has unlimited power to take and publish their private phone records!”... [Read More]

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Appeasement

It is funny how “appeasement” popped into my mind. Isn’t that what is happening now? If only one side with disarm the other side would settle down and not make more demands. It didn’t work so well the last time, did it? Who are the Neville Chamberlains of this generation? I remember Chameberlain was quite popular for a time till his “peace” went to pieces.

Would you describe it with a different word?

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ACLU sues Portland Police

Of course they did.  See, the Portland Police have been sharing video of riots on social media.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Portland Police Bureau, challenging its livestreaming of protests.

The ACLU contends the bureau’s practice of filming and broadcasting protesters violates state law that prohibits police from collecting or maintaining information about the political, religious or social views, associations or activities of people who are not suspected of criminal activity.

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Owen Benjamin’s Karma Ran Over Patreon’s Dogma

Comedian Owen Benjamin, not to be confused with YouTuber Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad), was kicked off Patreon last year. His supporters on Patreon were not pleased and used a provision of Patreon’s terms of service to demand arbitration for their complaints. This provision required Patreon to front the arbitration fees.

Patreon’s terms included language that allowed any users of the plaltform to litigate their case individually under California’s JAMS arbitration scheme.... [Read More]

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Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson: Big Tech censors COVID-19 video featuring doctors

QUOTE; “Social media giants pulled the video of doctors in lab coats talking about coronavirus research and they hid it from the public.”

IMHO; a darn good presentation, I encourage you to watch it. The video has been posted under a different heading, what I am hoping to illustrate is his observations on this and the reason(s) for the demon-crats and big business and internet giants blocking it thereby influencing the election.

A whole new version of dirty politics…... [Read More]

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Sec. of State Pompeo: Regime Change in China

On 2020-07-23 U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo spoke at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library at Yorba Linda, California on “Communist China and the Free World’s Future” [transcript].  While he never used the exact words, the message was explicit.  The era of “constructive engagement” with the Chinese Communist Party is at an end, and U.S. policy must be directed toward protecting its interests from an aggressive, tyrannical, and deceitful regime which is oppressing the Chinese people.  Since communist dictatorships don’t “get better”, this essentially commits the U.S. to a policy of regime change in China.

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Calvary Chapel: Gorsuch Dissents

Yesterday, 2020-07-24, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition of Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley, a rural Nevada church, for injunctive relief from an order by the state which restricts worship services to a maximum of 50 people, and argued that the same rules that apply to casinos, movie theatres, restaurants, and other businesses should apply to churches as well.

The Court denied the petition by a 5–4 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four Locust appointees in rejecting the claim that restricting religious worship in ways not applied to other activities violated religious freedom.  The four dissenting judges filed a total of 24 pages of dissents [PDF], with Alito and Kavanaugh each writing 11 pages of arguments.  Neil Gorsuch penned only a single paragraph; here it is.... [Read More]

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Nigerian jihad summer 2020

This is an update of the continuing slaughter of Christians in Nigeria.

Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Monday (July 20) killed 11 Christians in an attack in Kaduna state, Nigeria, in the village of Gora Gan.

This brings the number of murdered Nigerian Christians to 50 since June 12. This particular attack sent seven survivors to the hospital in Zonkwa. Many houses were torched, and there are now over 500 new refugees in a camp in Zonkwa.

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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture: “Whiteness”

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture , a taxpayer-funded Federal institution which opened in September, 2016 and funded in part by million dollar gifts from Microsoft and Google, has published a document on their Web site, “Whiteness”, which contains the following infographic, which I have broken up into two parts to fit better here.  Here is the first page, which continues after the break.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture: “Whiteness” 1/2

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