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Thursday, July 09, 2020

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EPIC TUCKER CARLSON: Can the Left Lead a Country they Hate? (VIDEO)

There is not a single voice on television recently that has a better grasp on American culture and current affairs than Tucker Carlson.

Tucker Carlson’s opening monologue is something you dare not miss.

On Monday night, after another weekend of leftist rioting, statue destruction and verbal assaults on this country and its citizens, Tucker Carlson asked the obvious question on the modern day left — Can they lead a country they hate?

Today’s Democrat Party is not just satisfied with talking down the country, they want to replace it with some sort of Marxist state. This should frighten anyone who has ever read a book on 20th century failed states.


Washington Post Says Washington and Lee University MUST CHANGE ITS NAME because Washington “Perpetrated Racial Terror” — So What About the Washington Post?

Nearly three years ago in August 2017 President Trump warned that Democrats will soon be taking down Washington and Jefferson statues.

Trump called it.

President Trump: George Washington was a slave owner. Was George Washington a slave owner? So will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to now take down, excuse me. Are we going to take down statues of George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? You like him? OK, good. Are we going to take down his statue because he was a major slave owner? Now, are we going to take down his statue?Trump was right.

The leftist mob tore down a Thomas Jefferson statue at Jefferson High School in Portland in June.

Leftists have defaced several Washington and even Lincoln statues across the country.


Daily Coronavirus Deaths in U.S. Continue to Plummet as Confirmed Cases Hit Record Levels

Coronavirus-linked deaths across the U.S. continued on a downward trend as of Monday afternoon, even after the country hit historic levels in the number of new confirmed cases late last week, a Breitbart News analysis of the seven-day average of fatalities showed.

Health experts have warned about the lag between infection identification and death that could take weeks or more, which means the fatalities could increase down the road. The current spike in the number of cases intensified almost three weeks ago around mid-June.

A moving average of cases and deaths reported each day provides a clearer picture of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic because the daily numbers tend to fluctuate.

As of Monday, the seven-day average of deaths in the United Statescontinued to plunge, according to data maintained by the COVID-Tracking Project, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington,, Worldometer, and even the New York Times.

Our daily update is published. Six states (AR/CT/KS/KY/NH/RI) did not report by our publish time today. Based on past numbers, it looks like many more states reduced testing and reporting over the holiday weekend.

42.5K new cases today. 654K new tests. 209 deaths

— The COVID Tracking Project (@COVID19Tracking) July 5, 2020

Last Sunday (July 5), the U.S. recorded a historically low single-day number of fatalities (over 200), below any other day since late March,data from the COVID-Tracking Project showed, echoing figures by Worldometer.


BLM Teacher Says 2+2 Only Equals 4 Because Of "Western Imperialism"

A Black Lives Matter-supporting teacher took to Twitter to assert that 2+2 only = 4 because of “western imperialism.”

Yes, really.

Brittany Marshall’s tweet went viral after she claimed during the course of a discussion about racism, “Nope the idea of 2 + 2 equaling 4 is cultural and because of western imperialism/colonization, we think of it as the only way of knowing.”

Marshall, who includes her pronouns in her bio, lists her occupation as “teacher, scholar, social justice change agent” and apparently is studying for a PhD at Rutgers.

People like this are a reason why there’s a need for written instructions on shampoo bottles.

Also, she’s a teacher.— Garbage Human (@GarbyJooman2020) July 7, 2020

Her bizarre statement is yet another example of Intersectionality, the pseudo-intellectual garbage feminist notion taught in all major universities that racism and sexism are prevalent throughout all areas of society and are intertwined.

In this case, Marshall appears to be arguing that maths itself is racist, an argument that has been made by numerous social justice warriors down the years, some of whom question why ‘Western Math’ is in common use and not other methods such as the way Aborigines count (maybe because we’re western and not Aborigine).


SICK. Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo Mock Rising Violence, Shootings and Deaths in Democrat-Run Cities

In the last six weeks six Democrat-led cities accounted for 600 violent deaths.

After explaining that the coronavirus and the economy were not the most pressing issues in the US today, Kevin McCullough at Townhall reported earlier this week in an op-ed on this horrific trend in America’s cities:

The single most important issue, affecting some of the largest swaths of populations in America, is the scandal the media ignores even as it explodes in our faces.

In only six weeks, city after city operated by entrenched Democrats have seen a massive expansion in lawlessness, violence, and murder. Stunningly, many news outlets seem gobsmacked and mystified at how or why such an explosion of lawlessness has occurred.


nother Hate Hoax: Oregon Politician Jonathan Lopez Admits Sending Himself Racist Hate Mail And Violating Stolen Valor Act

Another day, another hate hoax…

Umatilla County commissioner candidate Jonathan Lopez admitted this week he faked the hate mail he posted on his facebook page.

Lopez posted the hateful letter filled with racist, homophobic and misogynist slurs.
What a nut.

And Lopez said he served in the US Coast Guard.
It was another lie and violation of the Stolen Valor Act.

KOMO News reported:
A man who claimed he received a hate-filled, racist letter from an anonymous person allegedly wrote the letter himself, Hermiston Police say.

Chief Jason Edmiston tells KEPR-TV News that the criminal investigation for second-degree intimidation due to the racist, hate-filled letter received by Jonathan Lopez on June 23 has been closed. The matter will be referred this week to the Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office for initiating a false report – a Class A misdemeanor in Oregon.


53% Of Restaurants Closed During COVID-Lockdown Have Shuttered Permanently, Yelp Data Shows

New research from Yelp shows that as of June 15, there were nearly 140,000 total business closures on the website since March 1. When compared to similar research released in April, which showed more than 175,000 business closures, these latest numbers indicate that more than 20% of businesses closed in April have reopened.

In March, restaurants had the highest numbers of business closures listed on the app compared to other industries, and the rate of closure has remained high. Of the businesses that closed, 17% are restaurants, and 53% of those restaurant closures are indicated as permanent on Yelp. Retail, however, is the hardest hit overall.

During the peak of the pandemic, the number of diners seated across Yelp Reservations and Waitlist dropped essentially to zero. In early June, numbers of diners seated are down 57% of pre-pandemic levels.

Predictions about the restaurant industry’s fate in a post-pandemic world have been abundant throughout the crisis. The National Restaurant Association estimated that 15% of restaurants could close, while Barclay’s estimate is more optimistic, predicting approximately 10% of restaurants will shutter permanently.


Omar Faces Ethics Outcry Over Payments To Husband After Decrying Those Who Profit From Our "System Of Oppression"

Rep. Ilhan Omar has been much in the news for her extreme positions on defunding police departments and yesterday calling for the dismantling of not just the American economy but the political system.

In declaring her support for sweeping legislation yesterday, Omar railed against the American economic and political systems as a “system of oppression” and insisted that we cannot allow people to “prioritize profit without considering who is profiting.”

That question however is now being raised in growing ethical concerns over Omar giving her husband’s company a massive amount of her campaign funds.

The two stories show once again that the only defining element in Washington greater than irony is hypocrisy in both of our political parties.

The ethical charges are being voiced by figures like George Bush’s ethic adviser Richard Painter who has been one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump. Indeed, Painter previously criticized Omar after she declared that she believes former Vice President Joe Biden is a rapist who is continuing to lie about raping a Senate staffer. However, she is still supporting and advising Biden in his presidential election. Painter objected that Omar would publicly admit that she believed Biden raped his staffer because it could undermine his election.

Painter is now focused on what is clearly a legitimate ethical concern. He is quoted as saying payments like those of Omar “should not be allowed... given the amount of money that goes into these campaigns from special interests.”

Omar has previously been criticized for paying fees to Tim Mynett’s consulting firm when they were rumored to be in a romantic relationship. Mynett and Omar would later divorce their respective spouses and marry. Omar has given Mynett a total of more than $878,000 since 2018. That includes $189,000 just weeks after the couple announced they were married, according to media reports citing data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

What should upset voters the most is that (so long as the payment reflect a very generous standard of market rates) this is all perfectly legal under the laws designed by politicians for themselves.


Biden Says Police Have “Become the Enemy” and Calls For Defunding the Police (VIDEO)

Joe Biden on Wednesday fully embraced the defund the police movement.

77-year-old Biden stumbled his way through an interview with health care activist Ady Barkan.

Ady Barkan was diagnosed with terminal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2016 and speaks through a computer voice.

Biden went all in and caved to radical leftists like Ilhan Omar and AOC and said he “absolutely” supports taking away funding from police departments across the country.

Biden also said that the police have “become the enemy.”

“Surplus military equipment for law enforcement. They don’t need that! The last thing you need is an up-armored Humvee coming into a neighborhood just like the military invading!” Biden said. “They don’t know anybody! They have become the enemy — they’re supposed to be protecting these people.”


This Is a Good Time to Be a Government Worker

The June blockbuster jobs report is more evidence that the economy is healing, but this remains a brutal period for the some 30 million still unemployed Americans.

Nearly every industry -- with very few exceptions -- has been forced to impose layoffs, furloughs or dramatic reductions in hours for its employees. The one major exception has been the United States federal government, which has had virtually no layoffs since the start of the year. Since January, federal employment has risen slightly, in part due to Census workers added. Meanwhile, through May, the construction industry has lost nearly 400,000 workers; manufacturing has lost 750,000 workers; retail trade has lost 1.25 million workers; health care and education have lost 1.75 million workers, and the hospitality industry has lost almost 5 million workers.

So much for draining the swamp. The one group of workers who have suffered no loss of wages, salaries or benefits is federal employees.

Why no federal layoffs? Some are involved with health care, safety and other vital jobs related to fighting the pandemic. But there are hundreds of thousands of federal workers at agencies such as the Departments of Education, Energy, Agriculture and so on whose activities are nonessential. Most of these workers have not shown up in the office for three months now, but they keep getting full paychecks. That's why they call it Club Fed.


Trump rips CDC, threatens school funding

President Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut off federal funding for schools if they do not resume in-person learning this fall and criticized a top government health agency for being too tough with its guidelines to aid that process.

"The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S. schools open before the November Election, but is important for the children & families. May cut off funding if not open!" Trump tweeted.

In a separate tweet, Trump said he disagreed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) "on their very tough & expensive guidelines for opening schools. While they want them open, they are asking schools to do very impractical things. I will be meeting with them!!!"'


NASCAR's Bubba Wallace opens up to Fox Nation's Lawrence Jones about 'Black Lives Matter' and his critics

Wallace says 'simple-minded' fans have not extended him the same courtesy that he has shown to others

Fox News contributor and Fox Nation host Lawrence Jones sat down with NASCAR'sDarrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace Jr. to talk about a series of controversies that have ensnared him, his sport, and the country since the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Wallace, 26 years old and the only active Black driver in the NASCAR Cup Series, has been an outspoken figure in recent weeks. Following Floyd's death, he painted his No. 43 car black and displayed the phrases "Black Lives Matter" and "Compassion, love and understanding."

Donald Trump gets Supreme Court victories on contraception, schools

President Donald Trump scored wins at the Supreme Court on Wednesday after suffering an uneven slate of decisions this summer, as the court issued rulings supporting a Trump administration rollback of an Obamacare contraception mandate and backing church schools' ability to fire employees.

But the court has yet to issue a ruling on a pair of cases that most personally affect Trump – about whether the House and a New York prosecutor can get access to the president's tax return information.

In the Obamacare case, the high court ruled 7-2 the administration acted properly when it allowed more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of covering birth control.


Governor Hogan Directs State Board of Elections to Conduct November General Election With Enhanced Voting Options

Early Voting Centers, Polling Places Should Be Open; Absentee Ballot Request Applications Should Be Mailed To All Eligible VotersState Will Encourage Early Voting, Absentee Voting By Mail, and Voting At Off-Peak Times as Safe and Efficient OptionsApproach Will Maximize Participation and Minimize Confusion and Risk During COVID-19 PandemicState Pledges Staffing and PPE Support for Early Voting Centers and Polling Places
ANNAPOLIS, MDWith 118 days until the November general election, and given the State Board of Elections’ (SBE) failure to provide a recommendation on how to conduct the election, Governor Larry Hogan today directed the Board to follow existing state law and conduct the election with enhanced voting options in light of the COVID-19 pandemic:
  • Every early voting center should be open and every polling location should be open on Election Day to accommodate anyone who wishes to cast their ballot safely and in person.
  • To ensure that every Marylander who wants to vote by mail can vote by mail, SBE should promptly send out an absentee ballot request application to every eligible Maryland voter.
  • Every effort should be made to promote early voting, absentee voting by mail, and voting at off-peak times as safe and efficient options. 
“The fundamental responsibility of the State Board of Elections is to conduct free and fair elections in a manner that facilitates maximum voter participation,” wrote Governor Hogan. “This approach—which is already fully authorized by existing state law—will maximize participation in the November election by offering voters more options while minimizing confusion and risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
In addition, the governor informed SBE that the state will encourage state employees to help supplement election staffing needs, and provide any necessary personal protective equipment (PPE). Polling places should follow CDC guidelines and public health protocols, and stress the importance of proper sanitization, physical distancing, and face coverings.
The governor urged the Board to avoid a politicized process as it moves forward.
“While I know you have been inundated with suggestions from political leaders in both parties and special interest groups to change the electoral process, this discussion should not be subject to undue partisanship or political influence,” wrote Governor Hogan. “Providing citizens with accessible, accountable, and transparent ways to cast their ballot is an essential component of our democratic republic and your primary responsibility.”

Covid-19 Test Results???

What Will Be The Most Desirable Status Symbols In The Greater Depression?

Virtue-signaling texts from your $100 million yacht no longer impress, they enrage.

For the past five decades, celebrities and other wealthy folks have sought conventional status signifiers / symbols: a couple hundred thousand acres of ranchland, a luxe bug-out bunker in New Zealand, a private islet in the Caribbean, a winery, a mega-million dollar yacht, a hip bistro in Manhattan or Santa Monica, a sprawling mansion, and so on.

The more civic-minded mega-millionaires donated enough dough to a university to get a building named after them (modesty is my middle name, etc.), funded a children's hospital or donated some of their couple hundred thousand acres of land to the Nature Conservancy or equivalent mainstream environmental group.

Now that the bogus "prosperity" of past 20 years has imploded, the nation is slip-sliding into the Greater Depression, and one consequence is that all these signifiers of obscene narcissism and ahem, privilege, will increasingly be viewed with extreme prejudice. (Look it up, along with the film Apocalypse Now.)

Put another way, all these signifiers of obscene narcissism will be, at a minimum, declasse, veering perilously close to gauche embarrassment.

Those $100 plates at the celeb's bistro and $90 bottles of wine at the celeb's winery may be chump-change to the top-5-percenter customers anxious to be seen in your establishment, but they're a whole day's pay or more to those with real jobs in the real American economy.

In the Great Depression, fantasy films about debonair, witty millionaires were viewed as escapist fare. (For example, The Thin Man who-dunnits). In the far more brittle and polarized Greater Depression we're entering, extremes of wealth and privilege will be more likely to spark outrage.

Once the tone-deaf celebs and super-wealthy awaken to this change in the zeitgeist, they will stage a land-rush into socially approved signifiers that will be designed to win the praise of social-media influencers while subtly distancing the celebs and super-wealthy from merely wealthy wannabe's. (Creating that class distinction is of course the entire point of status symbols: only the truly wealthy can afford it.


Seattle held 'segregated' training session on 'undoing whiteness,' encouraged staffers to forfeit 'guaranteed physical safety'

'Racism is not our fault but we are responsible,' one handout declared

The City of Seattle held a racially segregated employee training session aimed at White staffers and instructing them on "undoing your own whiteness" in order to be held accountable by people of color, according to documents obtained by a public records request.

The session took place on June 12, as protesters took part in the so-called "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" in the Capitol Hill district.

One handout distributed in the session reportedly declared how “racism is not our fault but we are responsible." Another said White staffers must give up “the land” and their “guaranteed physical safety” in order to be an “accomplice” for racial justice.

Christopher F. Rufo, an editor for City Journal and director of the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth and Poverty, said he filed a public records request regarding the training session. On Monday, he published copies of the materials distributed to employees in the session on his Twitter account.

According to his screenshots, the Office of Civil Rights hosted a two-and-a-half-hour “Training on Internalized Racial Superiority for White People.”

In the email invitation to the event, the office asked “city employees who identify as white to join this training to learn, reflect, challenge ourselves, and build skills and relationships that help us show up more fully as allies and accomplices for racial justice.”

“We’ll examine our complicity in the system of white supremacy – how we internalize and reinforce it – and begin to cultivate practices that enable us to interrupt racism in ways to be accountable to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) folks within our community,” the email invitation said.


NYPD limits retirement applications amid 411% surge this week

New York’s Finest are putting in for retirement faster than the NYPD can handle — while citing a lack of respect and the loss of overtime pay, The Post has learned.

A surge of city cops filing papers during the past week more than quadrupled last year’s number — as the city grapples with a surge of shootings — and the stampede caused a bottleneck that’s forcing others to delay putting in their papers, officials and sources said.

The NYPD said Wednesday that 179 cops filed for retirement between June 29 and Monday, an astounding 411-percent increase over the 35 who filed during the same time period in 2019.

The astonishing rush for the door came as 503 cops filed for retirement between May 25 — the day George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, sparking anti-cop protests around the country — and July 3, the NYPD said.


Today's Insanity Wrap: Racism Comes to Reddit, CAREN Comes for 911 Callers

Reddit, barely a week after purging the Donald Trump community and 2,000 other subreddits for racism or offensive content, will no longer allow “any content that shows POC [persons of color] as the aggressor.”

Human Events managing editor Ian Miles Cheong noticed the new policy going into effect late Tuesday night.


Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Redskins name: 'It probably should be changed'

Hogan says it is a 'hurtful name' and it should 'absolutely' be considered a racial slur

Larry Hogan is the latest person to speak out about the Washington football team.

The Maryland governor, who is a Republican and previously supported the team, said on Wednesday that Redskins is a “hurtful name,” and he “absolutely” believes that it should be considered a racial slur. Hogan, who appeared on NBC’s “Today” show, is one of the many politicians in favor of a name change.

Back in 2014, Hogan told the Washington Times that he liked to “call them the Washington Redskins.” He said that he didn’t think the government should have a say in what a business should call itself.


Limbaugh: Democrats 'already ginning up' plan to cancel election

'If they think they're gonna lose, they will try any which way they can'

Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday that Democrats, saddled with a weak candidate, are "already ginning up" plans not to have an election if they think the will lose.

"If nothing changes with this virus, can you imagine the fearmongering that is gonna take place in the media and the Democrat Party? They’re gonna scare the hell out of people over leaving home and going to vote. So here’s gonna come mail-in ballots and digital ballots and all this other kind of stuff," he said.

"I know it’s hard to imagine that there won’t be an election. But I’ll guarantee you, if the Democrats think that they’re gonna lose it, they will try any which way they can to make that eventuality come true and make it look like it’s Trump’s idea. Because they’re already out there saying Trump won’t leave when he loses. Already ginning that up."

Limbaugh cited a column by Vernon Jones, a black Democrat in Georgia, who said he's not voting for Biden.


Douglas Andrews: Black Lives Suffer From the Ferguson Effect

The police have again pulled back in our big cities — with predictable results.

For years now, Heather Mac Donald’s fearless research has revealed one inconvenient truth after another. Whether she’s writing about the “systemic racism” canard that distracts us from the real cause of urban decline, or the social-justice agenda that’s indoctrinating our young people and wrecking our universities, Mac Donald does the legwork and lets the facts speak for themselves.

So it is with her most recent reporting on the demonization of our nation’s cops and the predictable outbreak of lawlessness in our big cities. “Today’s violent-crime increase — call it Ferguson Effect 2.0 or the Minneapolis Effect — has come on with a speed and magnitude that make Ferguson 1.0 seem tranquil,” she writes in City Journal. “George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May was justly condemned — but the event has now spurred an outpouring of contempt against the pillars of law and order that has no precedent in American history. Every day, another mainstream institution — from McDonald’s to Harvard — denounces the police, claiming without evidence that law enforcement is a threat to black lives.”

Sadly — but inarguably — the greatest threat to black lives is other black lives.

How so? There were some 7,300 black homicide victims in 2019. And of those, more than 90% were killed by other blacks. As for those “racist” cops, according to the Washington Post’s database of fatal police shootings, 14 unarmed blacks (and 25 unarmed whites) were shot and killed by police officers in 2019. “Unarmed” doesn’t mean “non-threatening,” of course. Remember Michael Brown of the 2014 Ferguson, Missouri, “Hands up, don’t shoot” lie? He attacked officer Darren Wilson and tried to take his gun. In any case, given the tens of millions of law-enforcement interactions that occur each year, these numbers are anything but an epidemic.


Maryland Fishing Report

There are large numbers of blue and channel catfish holding at the mouths of the Susquehanna and Elk rivers this week, and those who fish for them are catching all they wish to keep.

White perch fishing is in a summertime swing for all ages and abilities of anglers. Those that know their stuff often target them in the mornings or evening along shoreline structure like old submerged wood, rocks, jetties, or breakwaters.

At Deep Creek Lake, trout can be found deep along the dam face; walleye and yellow perch are deep along grass edges; and smallmouth and largemouth bass are holding under or near floating docks and moored boats seeking cool shade. 

BLM leader proposes 5-year plan to totally eliminate police

'Complete abolition' along with scrapping of military bases abroad

Echoing the "five-year plan" model of the Cold War era, the Philadelphia arm of the Black Lives Matter movement is calling for the "complete abolition" of the police department in five years along with the elimination of military bases abroad.

BLM Philadelphia representative and activist YahNé Ndgo discussed her fi e-year plan in an interview with Fox News.

"One of the things that we are demanding over five years is the complete abolition. We don't want to see any police in our community," she said Tuesday.

"Over the course of those five years, it gives time for the community to begin to build what is needed. We aren't looking to leave any kind of vacancy around the issue of safety."


The day Barack Obama launched Black Lives Matter

On the morning of March 23, 2012, after introducing the new head of the World Bank in the White House Rose Garden, Barack Obama took just one question, likely pre-arranged.

It was on the recent shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Said Obama for the ages, "My main message is to the parents of Trayvon: If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon."

In projecting Trayvon as a "son," Obama strongly suggested that all black children were equally vulnerable to the predations of white men. Four weeks after the shooting, Obama had no excuse for not knowing the facts of the case. This would prove to be the most destructive moment of his presidency.

Without a hint of regret, the most powerful institutions of the nation – the Department of Justice, the leading civil rights groups, the White House – conspired to send George Zimmerman, an Hispanic Obama supporter and civil rights activist, to prison for the rest of his life. Without any meaningful exceptions, the mainstream media enabled this dark turn in American history.


Teaching Reading and Writing - FREE Parent Practicum

Homeschooling, thinking about homeschooling, or just interested in helping your children learn to read and write?

Please join veteran local home educators for a FREE practicum. This event includes online video webinars plus “watch party” sessions, either on-line or in person.

Lead locally by a Wilson certified reading tutor and Dyslexia Specialist who has homeschooled 12 children.

Registration required. Follow link. One registration gives you access to all three video sessions (to be viewed at your convenience) plus three “watch parties” with additional material and live (via zoom or in person) discussion.

Dates for the watch parties are:

Tues, July 14; 1 to 4pm

Tues, July 21; 1 to 4pm

Tues, July 28; 1 to 4pm

You may participate in any or ALL of these events by just registering once.

Sponsored by Classical Conversations, a national homeschooling organization with local communities in Salisbury, Easton, and Laurel, these events are free and open to all parents.

VIDEO: Ex-Wide Receiver Catches Child Thrown from Burning Building

Phillip Blanks, a former college football player and ex-Marine, made the greatest catch of his life when he saved a child thrown from a burning building over the weekend.

A shocking video showed the moment Blanks caught a three-year-old boy thrown from the balcony of a burning apartment complex in Phoenix, Arizona, on July 3, right before he hit the ground, KABC reported.


Wicomico Civic Center announces temporary closure

SALISBURY, Md. – The Wicomico Civic Center will close on Friday, July 10 at noon for building maintenance.

The Civic Center is expected to return to normal operating hours on Monday, July 13. With the exception of scheduled events, the building’s hours are weekdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Biden Embraces 'Green New Deal' In Newly Released "Biden-Sanders" Policy Platform

While Joe Biden was hanging out in the basement, his team was hard at work liaising with the remnants of the Bernie Sanders campaign people to craft a policy agenda that, they hope, will motivate the young people who came out in droves for Bernie to come out and vote for Biden.

And unsurprisingly, Biden's plan is a hodge-podge of mostly incompatible ideas obviously intended to pander to the white working class swing voters in the Midwest, and the young AOC-worshipping DSA members and crypto-marxists who powered Sanders to his second straight second-place finish in a Democratic presidential primary.

According to information released by the campaign, the outline of Biden's plan covers four areas: A push to 'buy American' and incentivizing American jobs, as well as embracing 'clean energy' (mostly via extreme policy proposals outlined in the Green New Deal), while also working to boost the "caring" economy - whatever that means. The Biden campaign said it would commit to bolstering child care and elder care, as well as racial equity.

Here's one quote from the policy paper released by the campaign:

Ensure the U.S. achieves a 100% clean energy economy and reaches net-zero emissions no later than 2050. On day one, Biden will sign a series of new executive orders with unprecedented reach that go well beyond the Obama-Biden Administration platform and put us on the right track. And, he will demand that Congress enacts legislation in the first year of his presidency that: 1) establishes an enforcement mechanism that includes milestone targets no later than the end of his first term in 2025, 2) makes a historic investment in clean energy and climate research and innovation, 3) incentivizes the rapid deployment of clean energy innovations across the economy, especially in communities most impacted by climate change.

He followed this up with a video promising to take "drastic action" to confront climate change.


Judd Gregg: The Coming Biden Coup

It is more than a possibility, and slightly less than a likelihood, that Joe Biden will be elected president in November.

Biden has made it clear that a woman will be his running mate.

What is becoming equally apparent is that he may be cornered into choosing a socialist or progressive as that person.

As he runs his campaign from his basement, allowing President Trump to stomp his feet and shout as he tries to mount a more traditional campaign, Biden has shown little inclination to take on his own foot-stomping base.

Thus the socialist/progressive wing of the Democratic Party is now center stage — and insisting one of their own be Biden’s vice presidential candidate.

That individual could be Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) or Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) or any number of lesser-known advocates for the far left.

The underlying agenda is becoming more and more apparent:

Promoting and promulgating - not merely accepting - the massive protests that have occurred in some cities, even when they have led to lawlessness, looting, riots and declarations of autonomy.

Searching out and destroying unbelievers in pursuit of a politically correct version of history, and doing so with a zeal that would have made Cotton Mather blush.

Removing statues of historical figures that are deemed unacceptable based on today’s parameters of social justice.

It is of course ironic that figures such as Ulysses S. Grant, Francis Scott Key and even those who make up the faces of Mount Rushmore — Presidents Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt — are now deemed evil by the progressive ideologues of the new Democratic Party.


Buchanan: A Culture War Battle Trump Can Win

Speaking at Mount Rushmore on Friday, and from the White House lawn on Saturday, July 4, Donald Trump recast the presidential race.

He seized upon an issue that can turn his fortunes around, and the wounded howls of the media testify to the power of his message.

Standing beneath the mammoth carved images of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, Trump declared:

“Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities.”

These mobs are made up of Marxists, criminals and anarchists. Their cause is a cultural revolution. “Their goal is not a better America. Their goal is the end of America.”