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July 1, 2020 at 9:23 pm #1203562272
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This beautiful world has turned to shit.July 1, 2020 at 7:47 pm #1203562151
Historic USMCA Trade Deal Takes Effect
The United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) goes into effect on Wednesday, marking a win for the Trump administration. The deal replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). President Trump called NAFTA a “disastrous trade deal,” after building a substantial portion of his presidential campaign around replacing it. Previous presidents talked about replacing the decades-old deal, but President Trump is the first to sign a substantive replacement into law.
The USMCA will incentivize production at home by implementing regulations surrounding digital trade, altering rules for trade across borders without tariffs and restructuring labor enforcement systems. In particular, USMCA will bolster job growth in the agriculture sector and auto industry.
President Trump touted USMCA as the “fairest and most balanced” trade deal negotiated thus far.
Steve Scalise @SteveScalise
BIG DAY → @realDonaldTrump’s America-First #USMCA trade deal officially goes into effect.
American business owners
but not Mexico or Canada. Thank you President TrumpJune 30, 2020 at 11:27 pm #1203560304
AGENDA 21 PRIMER
What Is Agenda 21?
Depopulation of 95% of the World By 2030
Most people are unaware that one of the greatest threats to their freedom may be a United Nations program which plans to depopulate 95% of the world.
The name of this plan is Agenda 21, and it was developed by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development, as part of a sustainability policy.
According to the United Nations website, Agenda 21 is a “comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations system, government, and major groups, in every area in which humans have impact on the environment”.
In a nutshell, the plan calls for governments to take control of all land use and not leave any of the decision making in the hands of private property owners.
It is assumed that people are not good stewards of their land and the government will do a better job if they are in control.
Individual rights in general are to give way to the needs of communities as determined by the governing body.
Moreover, people should be rounded up off the land and packed into human settlements, or islands of human habitation, close to employment centers and transportation. Another program, called the Wildlands Project spells out how most of the land is to be set aside for non-humans.
Agenda 21 policies date back to the 1970’s but it got its real start in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro when President Bush signed onto it. President Clinton signed it later and continued the program in the United States.
Agenda 21 is ‘soft-law’ and did not have to be voted on by the Congress. A non-governmental organization called the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives, ICLEI, is tasked with carrying out the goals of Agenda 21.
Over 600 cities in the U.S. are members, and that number is growing. The costs are paid by taxpayers.
A recent add-on is Agenda 2030…
The key word is sustainability. If we are not sustainable, we are gone. (like in China)
The true face of ‘socialism’ is truly ugly. Machiavelli would be proud.June 29, 2020 at 11:18 pm #1203558321
They always talk about new COVID “cases,” not deaths.
The true death statistics do not justify the economic devastation.June 29, 2020 at 10:02 pm #1203558298
Vatican Rejects Gender Fluidity in New Catechetical Text
ROME — People’s “gender identity” is given to them by God and is directly tied to their biological sex, the Vatican has declared in a major catechetical text published this week.
A fundamental problem with modern gender theory is that it denies a core biblical truth, namely that God creates human beings “male and female,” states the new, 300-page Directory for Catechesis published by the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization.
“Gender identity, according to this position, is no longer an original fact that the person must embrace and fill with meaning, but a social construction that is decided independently, totally detached from biological sex,” the document warns.
A sound anthropology is based on a recognition of the truth of human nature, the text insists, which is not the product of human will but of divine creation.
In modern gender theory, the person “denies his nature and decides that he creates it himself,” the text continues. “According to the biblical account of creation, however, man was created by God as male and female.”
This does not negate real psychological problems of gender dysphoria, the Vatican acknowledges, but these issues should not lead to a denial of human nature.June 28, 2020 at 10:09 pm #1203556428
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
George Orwell – 1984June 26, 2020 at 9:16 pm #1203554180
What If Joe Biden Wins?
What are we to do if the unthinkable happens and that drooling idiot Joe Biden is actually elected president?
It’s not really out of the realm of possibility; do remember that more than half of this country was paste-eatingly dumb enough to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. They call it a “popular victory”
and we call it a “national embarrassment.”
The worst-case scenario:
This abomination is unthinkable. Sickening. Reprehensible.
Most of us (rational people) do believe that the current polling is, put mildly, completely full of crap. Still, we have to prepare for the outside chance that the polls may be right. A very outside chance, I know, but preparation is always a good thing.
Sadly, I do believe there are enough remarkably stupid people to elect Crazy Joe the Wonder Veep president.June 21, 2020 at 11:19 pm #1203545552
Putin Hints at Another Term If Constitutional Changes Approved
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says he doesn’t “rule out the possibility” of running for a 5th term if voters approve changes to the constitution later this summer.
In truth, Putin is pushing the changes solely so that he can run for 2 more 6-year terms.
Putin has an interesting argument for the voters to approve the changes to the constitution.
Putin, who has been in power for two decades and is now 67, suggested the hunt for a candidate to succeed him could become a distraction if he does not run again.
“If this doesn’t happen, then in about two years – and I know this from personal experience – the normal rhythm of work of many parts of government will be replaced by a search for possible successors,” Interfax news agency cited him as saying. “We must be working, not looking for successors,” he said.
The outcome of the vote for constitutional changes has already been tabulated. A bookstore in Moscow is selling copies of the constitution with the changes already written in.
Hopefully Donald Trump does the same thing, and extends his rule at least 12 years. Americans clearly cannot govern themselves and require a benign dictatorship. Seriously. The unhinged Left has exposed itself and has been found inadequate, useless, ridiculous and without merit.June 21, 2020 at 9:32 pm #1203545500
The thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted every day is rapidly disintegrating and all that stands between us and complete anarchy is a very narrow blue line.
As the CHAZ/CHOP anarchy in Seattle demonstrates, once the left gets in power, they embrace everything they claim they’re against, including guns (notably AR-15s), border control and racism. They intimidate and extort. We saw a street preacher being held in a chokehold by Antifa (but what if he can’t breathe?). And walls! Walls are good!
The withdrawal of police power is resulting in the so-called Ferguson effect, the “massive increase in violent crime throughout urban America.” In some cities (notably Atlanta), police are not responding to calls in multiple precincts. What do you think will happen to crime as a result? Will everyone behave, or will opportunists wreak mayhem?
As a result of all this mayhem, people are responding in exactly the opposite way the anarchists hoped. Even liberals are admitting things have gone too far.
In fact, the more the leftist anarchists hammer at our rights, the more conservatives they create. Gun sales have skyrocketed. Silenced people are joining the #WalkAway movement in droves.
Thus the biggest “unexpected consequence” of these riots is how many people are turning to Trump.
“Leftists claim they want revolution,” observes Wayne Dupree on Political Insider, “but they underestimate the conservative majority.”
Yes, majority. Because everyone is conservative when it comes to their own rights – especially when someone tries to take those rights away.
How many people in Seattle have watched their beautiful city change beneath their feet because of the left-wing radicalization? How many of these people will quietly vote for Trump?
Even HBO host Bill Maher admits defunding the police is a terrible idea because “it will make people vote Trump.”
“Understand that the leftist establishment would like nothing better than for Trump to go kinetic,” notes columnist Kurt Schlichter. “That’s why it is baiting him. … Trump’s too smart for that, and frankly the establishment is too dumb and undisciplined to carry it out. … Do you think this is all helping the Dems? If you do, stop watching MSNBCNN. Except among Hollywood jerks, urban hipsters and whiny woke wine women from Westchester, the attack on order means ‘Advantage: Trump.’ … Trump is winning this information battle. Conservative Americans – and moderate Americans who want law and order – can’t wait to vote against defunding the police, rioting and appeasement. The Silent Majority is being roused again.”
The biggest “unintended consequence” of the left’s war on American citizens will be a landslide Trump win in November.June 21, 2020 at 8:58 pm #1203545472
Backlash surges against Democrat control of cities
By Tom Bevan
Real Clear Politics
Some commentary has taken direct aim at the prevailing wisdom that the modern Democratic Party is the only choice for minority voters. First, a video rocketed around social media earlier this week showing an African American female street preacher in Seattle’s CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone) explaining to a white woman (presumably a liberal Democrat) why she would never vote for Joe Biden.
“You want to see a bunch of black people go to jail by the next four years? Put Joe Biden in there. Watch what happens. You want to see black men get killed substantially, like you’ve never seen before? Put Joe Biden in there. Watch what happens. These Democrats, and I’m sorry to say this and I’m not trying to be racist, but they hate black people. These are the same people who fought to keep slavery in. These are the same people who built the KKK. The Republican Party is the party of the blacks.”
Bishop Aubrey Shines made a similar argument earlier this week in an op-ed in the Washington Times:
“The Democratic Party, true to form, never lets a crisis go to waste. It has seized on what should be a time of healing and instead made the conversation more divisive by lecturing us all about how systemic racism is supposedly rampant in the United States. The great irony here is that yes, there’s plenty of systemic racism in our country; it’s all wrapped up in the history of the Democratic Party.”
Shines, who is the founder of Glory to Glory Ministries, also chairs a newly formed group called “Conservative Clergy of Color,” whose mission is to spread the gospel that Democrats have been cynically taking advantage of black voters for years. It’s a minority position within the minority community, to be sure.
Yet in the midst of the national upheaval over police brutality and claims of systemic racism, it also highlights the fact that Democrats have been in control of nearly every major urban center in America for decades. It’s worth looking at a list:
Atlanta has been controlled by Democrats for the past 140 years.
Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi’s father and eldest brother, have held the mayor’s office in Baltimore for all but eight of the last 89 years.
In Chicago, Democrats have been in charge of the nation’s third-largest city exclusively since 1931.
Detroit has been run continuously by Democrats since 1962, including 39 years of stewardship by African-American mayors between 1974 and 2013.
In Los Angeles, 13 of the past 15 mayoral terms have been held by Democrats. Their control of the city began in 1961 and was interrupted by Republican Dick Riordan’s two terms from 1993-2001.
Democrats have held control in Philadelphia since 1952.
City Hall in Seattle was, by design, nonpartisan until 1990 when three-term incumbent Charles Royer left the mayor’s office. The year before, Seattle was named one of the “best managed cities in the nation.” Since then, Democrats have run the city exclusively, including through the recent turmoil and the uproar resulting from the city’s first gay mayor, Ed Murray, resigning after multiple allegations of child sex abuse.
Finally, there is New York, where Rudy Giuliani’s two terms as mayor from 1993-2001 followed by Michael Bloomberg’s 12-year tenure as a Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-Independent gives the city some claim to bipartisan management over the last three decades. Even so, Democrats have long had a lock on the City Council and the place was run exclusively by Democrats for the 25 years between 1969 and 1994. For the last six years it has been helmed by Bill de Blasio, one of the most outspoken progressive Democrats in America.
Whatever problems exist today in America’s major cities, and in their respective police forces, they are not bipartisan in nature. Republicans have been shut out of the governing apparatus of these cities and excluded from any serious discussion of policy solutions for decades. Donald Trump spoke to this paradox during the 2016 campaign, asking black voters, “What the hell do you have to lose?” “All [Democrats have] done is take advantage of your vote,” he added. “If you keep voting for the same people, you will keep getting exactly the same result.”
The message of the street preacher in Seattle and the Conservative Clergy of Color is that there is a disconnect between the Democratic Party’s rhetoric and how it governs “minority-majority” cities. This is a far bigger issue than one election and ultimately has little to do with Donald Trump. It’s about accountability — about which of the two major political parties can build a better future for those living in America’s storied, but long-troubled, urban centers.June 21, 2020 at 1:30 am #1203544303
45th U.S. president Donald Trump is in position to become the 11th unseated president in United States history. The catalyst: COVID–19. This includes massive unemployment. Striking on the watch of a Republican-affiliated U.S. president, eligible for possible re-election, timed closely with the upcoming general election. Low-approval job polls numbers have been common and reported since Donald Trump’s presidency began in January 2017. A “2020 Generic Congressional Vote” preference for the Democrats, as reported by Real Clear Politics, is lately in the 7- to 8-point range for national margin. (Since 2000, the political party which won the U.S. Popular Vote, for U.S. House, also prevailed for U.S. President. And those five election cycles—2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016—were margins spreads, U.S. Popular Vote for U.S. President vs. U.S. House, of 0.92, 0.18, 3.34, 2.70, and 3.17 with their average 2.06. So, there tends to be a close alignment.) For Donald Trump to win re-election, here in 2020, he cannot lose the U.S. Popular Vote by more than –3.50 percentage points. (His 2016 margin was a loss of –2.09.) In this scenario, and based off the 2016 map, he holds tipping-point state Wisconsin, his 270th electoral vote from 2016, while losing fellow Rust Belts Pennsylvania and Michigan as Democratic pickups. (Flaws: With exception of 1988, the trio voted the same in the ten prior election cycles of 1980 to 2016. And every president who won a second term who carried Pennsylvania and Michigan in his first election won both states with re-election.) And Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan are, as I would label them, The Key Bellwether States of 2020 (as they turned out to be in 2016). They’re just about the full 100-percent rate of likelihood to back the winner again in 2020. Another re-election scenario for Trump, like most presidents who won second terms, is for him to increase his second over his first cycle numbers—especially with his electoral-vote score. (All but two U.S. presidents—1916 Woodrow Wilson and 2012 Barack Obama—experienced gains.) Trump would need to increase his 2016-to-2020 support nationally and state after state—but this is not reflected in the polls nationwide and state after state—to make this possible. The challenge is finding where Trump is doing that. Real Clear Politics has the poll reports (and with links). 2020 Trump is underperforming 2016 Trump in all his Republican pickups from 2016: Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. (He also flipped Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. And nearly all of them are polling as 2020 Democratic pickups. Depends on source and how closely one follows this. And there are the states’ voting patterns, particularly in relation to each other. Trump’s strongest chance for a 2020 Republican hold is bellwether-in-decline Ohio.) Trump is shifting next to nothing that was in the 2016 Democratic column for losing nominee Hillary Clinton. States closest to his reach, to flip with re-election, like New Hampshire, Minnesota, and statewide Maine—with margins of –0.36, –1.51, and –2.96—are polling with solidifying 2016-to-2020 Democratic support. With possible exception of California, the 2016-to-2020 Democrats are polling with increased support in Top 10 and Top 20 populous states New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Virginia, Washington, Massachusetts, Maryland, and No. 21-ranked Colorado. Not all states have been polled. This is important because 1996 and 2004 re-elections for Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, both of whom increased their popular-vote margins by +3 points—included them flipping at least one state not carried in their first-term election wins. Trump is experiencing decreased support in states which were 2012-to-2016 Republican holds (and are normally aligned to the Republican Party): Top 20 populous Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri and, outside the Top 20, states like South Carolina, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Utah. The Emerging States—meaning particular states which have been long-established as aligned with the Republicans but are recently trending away from them and toward the Democrats—of Arizona, Georgia, and Texas are polling as conspicuous underperformances and are poised to flip for a 2020 Democratic presidential pickup winner with a sufficient margin in the U.S. Popular Vote. (My estimates for necessary U.S. Popular Vote margins: +4, for Arizona; +5, for Georgia; and +7, for Texas.) If all states were to get polled, and they should be, I would anticipate Trump underperforming in at least 45 states. But, it wouldn’t be unthinkable if he is underperforming in 48 or 49 or 50. Past Republican and Democratic pickup winners, like 1976 Jimmy Carter (50), 1980 Ronald Reagan, 1992 Bill Clinton, and 2000 George W. Bush (each 49), experienced that. At this rate, with these national polls, they indicate 2020 Democratic presumptive nominee Joe Biden will unseat Republican incumbent Donald Trump by at least +7 points in the U.S. Popular Vote. That would yield the 2016 Democrats’ map of 20 states, plus District of Columbia, and original 232 electoral votes. Pickups would come from the following (* 2016 Republican pickup): 21. * Michigan (–0.22; cumulative 248 electoral votes) 22. * Pennsylvania (–0.72; cum. 268) 23. * Wisconsin (–0.76; cum. 278—the tipping-point state from 2016) 24. * Florida (–1.19; cum. 307) — Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District (–2.23; cum. 308) 25. Arizona (–3.50; cum. 319) 26. North Carolina (–3.66; cum. 334) 27. Georgia (–5.10; cum. 350) 28. * Iowa (–9.41; cum. 356) — * Maine’s 2nd Congressional District (–10.28; cum. 357) 29. Texas (–8.98; cum. 395) 30. * Ohio (–8.07; cum. 413) 31. Montana (–20.23; cum. 416) 32. South Carolina (–14.27; cum. 425) I estimate U.S. Popular Vote margins of +8, +9, and +10 make those listed between Nos. 30 to 32 also flippable. Along with this, it is likely the 2020 Democrats also flip majority control of the U.S. Senate. They will likely lose Alabama (because it is generally heavily aligned to the Republicans) but counter-flip: Colorado (which, since 2008, became realigned to the Democrats), Arizona (special), Maine, and North Carolina (same-party outcomes, for U.S. President and U.S. Senate, since 1972). Reaching that 51st seat, and with exceeding that number, involves Georgia (special and regular), Iowa, and Montana. (If all flip, that would be a new majority of 54 seats.) Anything more involves the likes of South Carolina, Texas, and Kansas (which may turn out to be the 2020 Democrats’ No. 33 best state, for U.S. President, whether or not carried; again, depends on national 2016-to-2020 shift and result in U.S. Popular Vote margin). mellobruce—If you disagree, please respond and be specific with explaining why. But, I will conclude with this: By the stretch of no one’s imagination—not even a person who is completely full of shit—is Election 2020 shaping up to become a Republican landslide.
Those numbers are interesting, for an exercise in futility.
Candidate Biden is a complete failure. He is a fraud, liar, racist, pervert and the majority agree that he suffers dementia, and this is what the Democrats propose as a world leader? The arrogance of the Left is astounding…they think they can run a presidential candidate as weak as Biden and still expect to win! What a joke! What an insult to the American people.
Thanks to the Electoral College every moron in California and New York can vote against Trump and still lose. Millions and millions of California and New York votes will not count, wasted.
I am certain most people realize that a Democrat win would be disastrous to the USA, and the world. China and Iran really really really want Biden to win, as does Soros and the EU and every globalist freak out there. Not going to happen.
The president spoke for 1 hour and 41 minutes this evening and it was amazing. There were Antifa and BLM assholes causing problems for a group of people who wanted only peaceful assembly…gods I hate the intolerant left. You cannot even have a discussion with them, it’s like trying to talk to an evangelical…hopeless, useless, stupid believers.
Normal, rational people will not vote Democrat because of:
The Green New Deal, Open borders, Defund the police, Abolish ICE and the best one of all, Significantly raise taxes across the board. I have never seen a political strategy of raising taxes in my long life. It defies logic. LOL
I will be watching the election on CNN. I want to see if Wolf Blitzer faints when Trump wins…in 2016 Wolf staggered when the determining numbers came in (from Florida) but he kept it together, and announced that Donald Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton! Wolf is OKJune 21, 2020 at 12:24 am #1203544284
—not even a person who is completely full of shit—
a letter/number asshole,
wait, that’s DS0816.
Specific enough?June 17, 2020 at 11:57 pm #1203539997
Canada: True Snowflake country…I am so ashamed
University Professor Loses Admin Job For Stating That “Men Cannot Get Pregnant”
A professor at the University of Alberta was fired from her administration role because her views on gender (based on the fact that one’s biological sex is real) made some students to “feel unsafe”.
Kathleen Lowrey is an associate professor of anthropology at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Alberta, in Canada. She is also serving as the chair of the undergraduate program – an administrative role which includes duties such as chairing a committee about courses, approving transfer credits, and running a special seminar for honors students in the department.
She’s also a feminist. However, according to some anonymous students and the higher-ups of her University, she is not the right kind of feminist. Because she believes that women are … women. Even worse, she believes that men cannot be women because they don’t have a vagina.
Lowrey is not a conservative that is looking to “own the libs”. She actually ascribes her intellectual formation to Marxism and radical feminism. While this kind of background should receive an enthusiastic thumbs-up from the social justice crowd, it is not enough anymore.
That’s because Lowrey describes herself as a “gender-critical feminist” which considers biological sex of primordial importance in fighting for women’s rights. While, only a few years ago, this precept was the norm in feminist circles, it is now deemed bad and “transphobic”.
This is beyond basic, however, men really, truly cannot get pregnant. Men do not have the physiology to get preggers, OK? This may be shocking to some, but there is xx and xy and that is all there is, aside from rare mutations which occur, rarely.
JKRowling is correct.June 16, 2020 at 10:35 pm #1203537838
All the trump 2020 employees tell media anonymously that he’s losing reelection. They have no doubt he’s losing-the trump 2020 employees in DC
Funny stuff. ‘They’ are idiots
This will be a landslide victory for the GOP and Donald Trump AND the world will be saved from globalism, socialism and Chinese dominance. You don’t want Chinese dominance, really. Anyone hear of Tiananmen Square? June 4, 1989?
There is no Antifa in China.
Coverage of riots, looting, CHAZ/CHOP, defund the police and other leftist insanity is like an ongoing ad for Four More Years.June 14, 2020 at 11:05 pm #1203533424
Democrats, China, the Liberal Media and Deep State Join Forces to Keep Coronavirus Fears Alive In Fervent Hope of a Second Wave
As the coronavirus fizzles in the summer sun, the number of fatalities dwindles in the US. This is common in flu-like viruses like the Wuhan coronavirus.
This is not good news for those who oppose America and President Trump.
As was predicted months ago, the China coronavirus, if it acted like similar flu viruses, would fizzle out in the summer months. This is now turning out to be the case. The number of deaths from the coronavirus is dwindling. Yesterday, on June 13, 2020, the number of deaths related to the coronavirus reported in the US, a nation of over 330 million, dropped to 776. The coronavirus is dissipating as the US heats up.
Democrat leadership in this contrived crisis has been inept at best and criminally culpable at worst.
And then add the Antifa riots and looting, and you have a real shitstorm.
Thanks to the Democrat response to the coronavirus and the riots and looting we have been exposed to a level of incompetence difficult to justify. ‘Defund the Police’ is even better than the ‘Green New Deal’, if you really want to alienate most rational people.