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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Harris Passes Funding for Invasive Blue Catfish Inspections

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) successfully passed an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021Agriculture Appropriations bill that would provide $1 million in funding to pay for USDA mandated inspections of wild caught invasive species, including the blue catfish. The blue catfish is threatening the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and is not native to the Bay.

Congressman Harris made the following statement:

"I am pleased that the Appropriations Committee adopted my amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations Bill providing $1 million in funding for the inspection of the wild caught blue catfish invasive species, including in the Chesapeake Bay. This amendment will reduce significant burdens on our watermen seeking to catch, and bring to market, these edible invasive fish, and serves both economic and conservation objectives. My amendment responds to concerns from fishermen and Bay conservation advocates that the requirement that fishermen pay for on-site USDA inspectors is not affordable or practical, and creates a disincentive to removing this destructive species from the Bay. This funding will further our goals of conservation of the Bay while allowing a product to be brought to market that is both plentiful and commercially in demand.”

Harris Builds on Previous Efforts to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse by Leading New Bill

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced he has become an original co-sponsor of the Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act, which was introduced in the House of Representatives today. This bill would help support the Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, which mobilizes and provides grants to community coalitions working to prevent and reduce youth substance and opioid use. The bill would permit the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to waive certain cost-sharing requirements, due to the extraordinary impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and ensure communities are not penalized during these unprecedented times.

Congressman Harris issued the following statement:

“I have been a consistent supporter of the Drug Free Communities Support Program, and Maryland’s First District has benefited tremendously from the services offered by both the program and the coalitions receiving grants. This past October, I announced four grants totaling half a million dollars to local coalitions under this program in the District – Cecil County for the Cecily County Drug-Free Communities Coalition; Bayshore Community Counseling Services, Inc. in Crisfield for the Crisfield Community Prevention Works Drug Free Coalition; 360 Degree Development Institute, Inc. in Pocomoke for the Somerset Prevention Works Drug Free Coalition; and Community Services and Research Center in Pocomoke for the Pocomoke City Drug Free Coalition. And in December, I announced a fifth grantee award to Mosaic Community Services, Inc., for the Berlin Prevention Works Coalition for Drugs and Alcohol-Free Communities.

Fighting the opioid epidemic has been and continues to be a top priority for me in Congress. As a physician and father of six children, I am committed to ensuring our local, rural families and communities continue to receive these needed resources now more than ever. The flexibility provided under this bill, especially when the COVID pandemic and subsequent lockdowns are likely to have exacerbated the issue of addiction in certain households, will help to ensure these strong community coalitions continue to protect our youth against opioids, marijuana, alcohol, and nicotine, and I am proud to be an original cosponsor.”

Band formerly known as Lady Antebellum sues black singer Lady A after taking her name

The country group formerly known as Lady Antebellum changed their name to Lady A last month, apologizing for "the hurt" caused by their original band moniker due to its association with "the period of history before the Civil War, which includes slavery."

But a black gospel and blues artist, Anita White—who has used the stage name Lady A for decades—protested over Lady Antebellum's decision to hijack her brand. Now, the country group is suing White to be sure they can perform as Lady A without her claiming trademark infringement.
What are the details?

The group Lady A, comprised of members Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott, and Charles Kelley, said in a statement Wednesday:
Today we are sad to share that our sincere hope to join together with Anita White in unity and common purpose has ended. She and her team have demanded a $10 million payment, so reluctantly we have come to the conclusion that we need to ask a court to affirm our right to continue to use the name Lady A, a trademark we have held for many years. It was a stirring in our hearts and reflection on our own blindspots that led us to announce a few weeks ago that we were dropping the word 'Antebellum' from our name and moving forward using only the name so many of our fans already knew us by.

According to the lawsuit obtained by Pitchfork, the band holds federally registered trademarks for the brand names "Lady Antebellum" and "Lady A," and the group "started using 'Lady A' as a source indicator for their goods and services as early as 2006-2007."


Don Lemon once ripped 'absent fathers' in black communities and 'thug' behavior glorified in 'rap culture'

He even agreed with then-Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on the subject

CNN host Don Lemon is well known for his far-left points of view anddeep embrace of the Black Lives Matter movement, which is pushing hard to defund police around the country. Lemon earlier this week practically laughed off skyrocketing crime rates in big cities as police back off from doing their jobs and even look to quit altogether due to mounting forces against them:

Tonight on @CNN, @ChrisCuomo & @donlemon mocked the “right wing” media for claiming that crime is rising in US citi…— Reagan Battalion (@Reagan Battalion)1594176311.0

But Lemon didn't always present himself this way.

Case in point is a 2013 CNN video showing Lemon shining the spotlight on problems in the black community — and actually agreeing with then-Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on the subject.
What are the details?

Lemon aired a partial clip of O'Reilly saying, "The reason there is so much violence and chaos in the black precincts is the disintegration of the African-American family."

Lemon cut back to himself interjecting, "He's got a point. In fact, he's got more than a point. Bill?"


Wells Now Demands Clients Who Refi Jumbo Mortgages Have At Least A $1 Million Balance

The virus-induced recession has mortgage lenders quickly steering away from traditional clients, as fears abound that lost income could result in a massive wave of mortgage defaults. So that's why Wells Fargo is tightening mortgage standards for new clients and laying off thousands of jobs.

More specifically, sources told CNBC that Wells Fargo is now requesting new clients who want to refinance jumbo mortgages to have at least a $1 million balance, up from the previous threshold of $250,000.

"The change came in a July 1 overhaul of lending guidelines that broadly lowered barriers to the product for existing customers, while making it far harder for new ones to qualify," said the source.

Wells Fargo, the largest U.S. mortgage lender, has been pressured by the economic downturn and a Federal Reserve cap on its balance sheet to rein in operations. The bank hasn't been able to expand its balance sheet due to regulatory constraints tied to scandals in 2016.

The bank reduced its footprint in the jumbo loan market in April. Back then, jumbos yielded 3.68%, 30 bps higher than the average conventional rate. The reason? Well, banks tightened lending standards and shunned making any new jumbo loans because they weren't government guaranteed.

Stanley Middleman, chief executive officer of Freedom Mortgage Corp., explained the pullback in jumbo loan making in April:

"Much of this pullback is because investors who'd normally buy these loans no longer want them. Whether the assets are good or not good is irrelevant because there's no liquidity to buy them," said Middleman.

Wells Fargo is by far one of the largest jumbo loan holders, producing about $70 billion of the mortgages last year.


“I Don’t Care About Statues” – Pelosi Embraces Maoist Mobs Tearing Down Statues (VIDEO)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday fully embraced the Maoist revolution and refused to denounce violent mobs tearing down statues.

Pelosi was asked about the removal of a statue of Christopher Columbus in Little Italy in Baltimore.

The Speaker rambled about her grandmother’s earrings and refused to denounce violent mobs erasing US history by tearing down statues.

“Well, I don’t have my grandmother’s earrings…I don’t care much about statues,” said Pelosi.


“PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT – We Catch the other side SPYING – Biggest Political Crime and Scandal in History” – President Trump GOES OFF after SCOTUS Ruling

On Thursday the Supreme Court ruled a grand jury in Manhattan can subpoena President Trump’s tax returns in their ongoing witch hunt against the president.

President Trump tweeted out his response to this SCOTUS ruling following its release.
Of course, he is not happy that the Supreme Court is allowing the political witch hunts to continue against him and his administration.

The Supreme Court sends case back to Lower Court, arguments to continue. This is all a political prosecution. I won the Mueller Witch Hunt, and others, and now I have to keep fighting in a politically corrupt New York. Not fair to this Presidency or Administration!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2020


Policing Protests Propel Marijuana Decriminalization Efforts

Supporters of marijuana legalization rally at New York City Hall last November. Recent anti-racism protests have led some lawmakers to redouble their efforts to liberalize marijuana laws.Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden/Sipa USA via AP Images

Georgia’s strict drug laws encourage police officers to search for drugs during otherwise routine interactions, such as traffic stops, said Georgia state Sen. Harold Jones II, a Democrat and former prosecutor. That increases the odds of encounters escalating and turning violent.

“I just see so many interactions between police and citizens that are based on drug interactions — trying to find narcotics,” said Jones, who has put forward a bill that would reduce penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana.

“We as legislators are putting [police] in that situation,” he said, “because we’re demanding that they enforce this.”

Lawmakers and advocates who want to legalize marijuana, reduce penalties for possession or clear people’s criminal records of pot-related offenses have argued for years that drug policy is a social justice issue.

Now, as protests against racism and aggressive policing of Black and Hispanic neighborhoods sweep the nation, some lawmakers are making a related argument: Reducing marijuana penalties would reduce unnecessary confrontations between police and minority residents.


NY Archdiocese Closing 20 Catholic Schools; 6 Schools In Brooklyn Diocese Won't Reopen

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The Archdiocese of New York announced Thursday that 20 Catholic schools will not reopen and three other schools will merge due to low enrollment amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The archdiocese said it has seen a significantly low rate of re-registration for the fall because of ongoing health concerns and mass unemployment which has resulted in families being unable to pay tuition.

The cancellation of masses has also hurt the archdiocese's ability to support schools.

“Children are always the most innocent victims of any crisis, and this COVID-19 pandemic is no exception,” said Timothy Cardinal Dolan Archbishop of New York. “Too many have lost parents and grandparents to this insidious virus, and now thousands will not see their beloved school again. I’ve kept a hopeful eye on our schools throughout this saga and my prayers are with all of the children and their families who will be affected by this sad news. Given the devastation of this pandemic, I’m grateful more schools didn’t meet this fate, and that Catholic schools nearby are ready to welcome all the kids.”

The decision to shutter the schools will impact about 2,500 students and 350 staff.

“The reality of these schools being lost is painful, and it was only accepted reluctantly after a detailed study was conducted of their respective fiscal standing in the wake of the coronaviruspublic health crisis,” said Superintendent of Schools Michael J. Deegan. “I have been a Catholic school educator for more than 40 years, and could never have imagined the grave impact this pandemic has had on our schools. If more assistance is not forthcoming in the longed for HEROES Act now before Congress, I am afraid even more might close. This is a very sad day for everyone in the extended Catholic school community. I send my love and prayers to the families, teachers, principals and staff of the affectedschools.”


Virginia School District Develops New ‘Anti-Racist’ Curriculum Shaped by Southern Poverty Law Center

Teachers in Virginia's largest school district have developed a new "anti-racist" and "culturally responsible" curriculum that will be available to students as early as this fall.

Social studies teachers from Fairfax County collaborated with other Virginia public school teachers to revamp their history curriculum, using a framework from Teaching Tolerance, the educational arm of the liberal nonprofit Southern Poverty Law Center. The new curriculum encourages students to "examine materials, events, and institutions critically attending to power, position, and bias" and will be available for use in 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 11th-grade classrooms.

Colleen Eddy, Fairfax County Public Schools social studies coordinator, said the new curriculumaddresses the "overrepresentation of white and Eurocentric history" and the lack of "diverse perspectives" in education. Eddy singled out the district's U.S. history courses in particular, for which she says African-American history "deserves a truer and fuller account."

Teaching Tolerance’s list of "Essential Knowledge" for third through fifth grade students includes teaching that "the United States was founded on protecting the interests of white, Christian men who owned property." It also says slavery was foundational to the growth of the U.S. economy and the country’s founding documents were created to protect the institution of slavery.

Southern Poverty Law Center, known for including conservative organizations on its list of "hate groups," created Teaching Tolerance to promote "anti-bias" and "social justice" education in classrooms.

Virginia’s social studies curriculum is due to be revised in 2022 and is currently being reviewed by Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D.) commission on African American History Education.


TILT: PolitiFact Angrily Obsesses Over Trump on 'Fact Checks,' Goes Soft on Biden

Public opinion polls show a dramatic difference of opinion on the reliability of so-called "fact checking" groups. A 2019 Pew Research Center poll found 70 percent of Republicans believe these groups favor one side, while only 29 percent of Democrats agreed.

The Republicans aren't wrong. A review of fact-checking patterns shows a dramatic difference in "fact-checking" aggression.

Take PolitiFact. In 2017 and 2018, the Media Research Center found PolitiFact's dominant target was President Trump, with 297 evaluations -- and of those, 209 (69 percent) were rated on their "Truth-O-Meter" as "Mostly False" or "False" or "Pants on Fire."

Since then, the tilt has only gotten more negative!

A new MRC study of PolitiFact articles from January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 finds Trump is still their favorite "fact-checking" punching bag. Trump was evaluated on 172 occasions, and 132 of those (77.6 percent) were "Mostly False" or worse. There were 23 "Half True" ratings (13 percent) and 15 "Mostly True" or "True" marks (less than 9 percent).

By contrast, Joe Biden was the subject of only 51 articles with a rating, and only 23 of those (45 percent) were "Mostly False" or worse. There were 10 "Half True" ratings (20 percent) and 18 "Mostly True" or "True" checks (35 percent).


Maryland man says he may be first person successfully vaccinated against Covid-19 after producing antibodies in 'promising' results of immunity trial

A Maryland man believes he could be one of the first people successfully vaccinated against coronavirus after his body produced antibodies in response to a trial.

David Rach hailed the 'promising' results from a trial at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, where US drugs giant Pfizer and German firm BioNTech are gearing up to mass-produce the vaccine if it proves effective.

Rach, a graduate immunology student at the university, said his body was generating more antibodies than the levels seen in recovering virus patients after he was the first person injected in the trial.


Antifa in Tears: The Fragility of the Woke

Publishers Notes: The last paragraph is worth the one minute read.

A TikTok video that recently went viral on social media showed a recent Harvard graduate threatening to stab anyone who said, “all lives matter.” In her melodrama, she tried to sound intimidating with her histrionics.

She won a huge audience as she intended. But her video also came to the attention of the company that was going to give her an internship later this summer, Deloitte, which decided it didn’t want to add an intern who threatened to kill strangers who said something she didn’t like.

This wouldn’t have been much of a story. But then the narcissistic Harvard alum posted a very different video — one that showed her weeping in a near-fetal position.

She fought back tears while complaining how unfair the world had been to her. Her initial TikTok post had earned cruel pushback from the social media jungle she had courted. Deloitte, she sobbed, was mean and hurtful. And she wanted the world to share her pain.

The Harvard grad instantly became an unwitting poster girl for the current protest movement and the violence that has accompanied it. What turns off millions of Americans about the statue toppling, the looting, the threats, and the screaming in the faces of police is the schizophrenic behavior of so many of the would-be revolutionaries.

On one hand, those toppling statues or canceling their own careers on the internet pose as vicious Maoists — the hard-core shock troops of the revolution. Their brand is vile profanity, taunts to police, firebombs, and spray paint.

In homage to Italy’s blackshirts of the past, they wear black hoodies, don makeshift helmets, and strap on ad hoc protective padding — part lacrosse attire, part cinematic Road Warrior costume.


Forget Plague, Riots, and Socialism: Vote-By-Mail Will Be the Death of the Republic

Vote-by-mail is the devil

It’s valid for those of us on the right to be concerned about the fate of our beloved country, especially in this strangest of years. We are, after all, facing a host of problems: the coronavirus pandemic, the successful radical leftist indoctrination of two generations of public school kids, and the resulting lust for socialism on the American left resulting from that.

There is also the fact that the idiot lefties are trying to ruin sports, entertainment, and even hamburgers, but we’ll have to save that for another day.

When I survey the 2020 landscape trying to ascertain what is most detrimental to the future of the United States of America, I easily settle on one thing: the push to make vote-by-mail (or mail-in voting) the norm.

Vote-by-mail is a systematic fraud-fest. I’ve long been a critic and will continue to be one until mail-in ballots elect a commie president who sends me to a reeducation camp. Even then, I’ll probably act up a little. I firmly believe that the only people who need to vote by mail are deployed military or people who are expatriated due to work. Yes, some people will need absentee ballots here at home, but there should be a very strict process for applying for one.

I know that sounds a little hardcore, but I’m sticking with it. Heck, I don’t even like early voting. Your reasons why I shouldn’t are invalid.

Adult in the Room: Ford CEO Responds to Employees' Demands to Stop Making Police Vehicles

Publishers Notes: Employees, please STFU and earn your $90,000 per year by building whatever the owners tell you to build. Leave your politics at home. Union, stay out of things that don't concern you.
Jalopnik reports that a group of Ford Motor Company employees want the auto giant to stop making vehicles for police.

Ford employees have asked the automaker to stop building police cars, according to a Jalopnik report published Wednesday. The request comes as countless Black Lives Matter protests continue throughout America and around the globe, sparked by the killing of George Floyd.

Jalopnik fails to report that since the protests devolved into riots and “defund the police” swept across the nation, violent crime and murder have surged in several major cities,including New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and Seattle.

The employee letter is typical of the anti-police hysteria of our moment:

“Throughout history, the vehicles that Ford employees design and build have been used as accessories to police brutality and oppression,” workers wrote in a letter to Ford CEO Jim Hackett and Chairman Bill Ford, according to Jalopnik. “We know that while many join, support or supply law enforcement with good intentions, these racist policing practices that plague our society are historic and systemic — a history and system perpetuated by Ford for over 70 years — ever since Ford introduced the first-ever police package in 1950. As an undeniable part of that history and system, we are long overdue to ‘think and act differently’ on our role in racism.”

All these demand notes sound the same. They have a similar ominous and accusatory voice and style. Serious question: Who is writing them? The mainstream media never turns over that particular rock.

Ford CEO Jim Hackett has a strong response:

“By taking away our Police Interceptors, we would be doing harm to their safety and making it harder for them to do their job. Again, this is why, given our insights, new capabilities and leadership, I believe these unfortunate circumstances present Ford with an even greater opportunity to not only innovate new solutions but also leverage our unique position to support the dialogue and reform needed to create safer communities for all.”


The Fragility Of The Woke

A TikTok video that recently went viral on social media showed a recent Harvard graduate threatening to stab anyone who said "all lives matter." In her melodrama, she tried to sound intimidating with her histrionics.

She won a huge audience as she intended. But her video also came to the attention of the company that was going to give her an internship later this summer, Deloitte, which decided it didn't want to add an intern who threatened to kill strangers who said something she didn't like.

This wouldn't have been much of a story. But then the narcissistic Harvard alum posted a very different video -- one that showed her weeping in a near-fetal position.

She fought back tears while complaining how unfair the world had been to her. Her initial TikTok post had earned cruel pushback from the social media jungle she had courted. Deloitte, she sobbed, was mean and hurtful. And she wanted the world to share her pain.

The Harvard graduate who threatened to “slit the throats and watch them bleed out” to anyone who says “all lives matter” to her is blaming Trump supporters for ruining her life.

Pretty sure she ruined her own life by being a psychopath!— Mike Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) July 2, 2020

The Harvard grad instantly became an unwitting poster girl for the current protest movement and the violence that has accompanied it. What turns off millions of Americans about the statue toppling, the looting, the threats and the screaming in the faces of police is the schizophrenic behavior of so many of the would-be revolutionaries.

On one hand, those toppling statues or canceling their own careers on the internet pose as vicious Maoists -- the hard-core shock troops of the revolution. Their brand is vile profanity, taunts to police, firebombs and spray paint.

In homage to Italy's blackshirts of the past, they wear black hoodies, don makeshift helmets and strap on ad hoc protective padding -- part lacrosse attire, part cinematic Road Warrior costume.


University Of Delaware Sued Over Biden's Hidden Senate Records

A lawsuit has been filed against the University of Delaware to try and force the college to hand over Joe Biden's Senate Records, which are housed at the university's library.

Biden, who graduated from the University of Delaware and served as Delaware's senator, transferred the records to the university in 2011 - which announced a change to their expected unsealing shortly before Biden announced his bid for the White House. Meanwhile, Biden has refused to allow a search of the roughly 1,875 boxes of documents and 415 gigabytes of electronic records.

Biden's excuse? That the records could expose unrelated things he's said or done which could be 'taken out of context' and used against him before the November election.

The lawsuit, brought under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by Judicial Watch on behalf of themselves and the Daily Caller News Foundation, was filed in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware. It follows a denial of April 30 requests for Biden's records, as well as records about the preservation - and proposed release, of documents.

The records came to light in early May, after questions over material related to Biden sexual assault accuser Tara Reade might be contained within the records.

I don’t know what’s in Biden’s University of Delaware papers but he really doesn’t want people seeing them.

He won’t even agree to a search of documents just with Tara Reade’s name on— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 1, 2020

Via Judicial Watch:


Biden Doesn’t Know How to Say “Buy American” – Gets Confused by Rain During Low Energy Campaign Event (VIDEO)

Biden on Thursday spoke to a handful of people (reporters) sitting in social distancing circles.

China Joe unveiled his so-called economic recovery plan at a campaign event in Dunmore, Pennsylvania.

The reporters obediently sat in little Coronavirus social distancing circles. Pathetic.

Big Biden speech today!!!

Well, big as in the font on the teleprompter.

— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) July 9, 2020


Joe Biden's tax returns: The 3 biggest takeaways

Documents show that Biden enjoyed a stream of wealth after leaving office

The Supreme Court delivered a split verdict Thursday on subpoenas for President Trump'stax returns that could allow the financial records to remain shielded from the public until after the November election.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was quick to reignite his criticism of Trump for fighting to keep his tax returns, banking and other financial documents private.

"You want to talk about corruption? I’ve released 21 years of my tax returns — I entered as one of the poorest men in Congress, left one of the poorest men in government in Congress and as vice president," Biden said in a video from October that he tweeted out again on Thursday.


This Is A Great Opportunity To Destroy Academia

Never let a good crisis go to waste, which in the current crisis means we must use the fact that our universities have shown themselves to be petri dishes swimming with anti-American ideologies, combined with pre-existing trends, to lance this particular cultural boil.

Let’s be clear: Academia today is a pack of rabid reds, and we need to put it down like Old Yeller. And academia itself has loaded up the 12 gauge.

They will say that we oppose academia because we are stupid Neanderthals, just like Trump is (That’s Lie #2 in my new book!). No. We would be stupid to let this undead institution on. This entire wokeness idiocy is the result of hack academics peddling half-baked theories that justify the consolidation of elite power at the expense of those of us who don’t live on the diploma dole. The bizarre language – “We must struggle to decolonialize the cisnormative paradigm to purge the structural racism caused by the male gaze and amplify whiny, entitled voices” – and the performance art aspects of the media-friendly insurrection – notice how they only get frisky in jurisdictions where they can count on the pinko mayor to hold back the constables and on the local DA to merely slap their wrists? – is all a direct result of indoctrination in the colleges that we normal people support.

Why should we do that? We have no moral obligation to subsidize a generation of brats.


Report: Democrat Mark Kelly Helped Secure Chinese Tech Giant’s Funding

A report in RealClearPolitics (RCP) claims Democrat senatorial candidate Mark Kelly (AZ) helped secure a Chinese tech giant’s funds for his company.

Kelly is the co-founder of a space exploration company called World View.

RCP reports on investments into World View which were made by Tencent, “the world’s largest internet enterprises and the owner of the popular Chinese social media platform WeChat,”

RCP notes

In the fall of 2014, Jane Poynter, the then-CEO of World View Enterprises, announced during a visit to Beijing that Tencent had invested an undisclosed sum in the Tucson-based venture. In April 2016, as part of a subsequent, $15 million investment round, World View announced that it had received more funds from Tencent, along with three other venture capital firms.

RCP points to Chinese news reports suggesting the Kelly was integral to securing the funds from Tencent.

RCP cites an article originally published in Mandarin in the Oriental Morning Post. The article says, “Tencent American leader named David met Mark Kelly, a space pilot of our team.”


NYT Accuses Tucker Carlson of ‘Nativist Smears’ as It Continues to Employ Individuals with History of Racist Statements

The New York Times on Wednesday took issue with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson over his criticisms of far-left lawmakers, accusing him of unleashing “nativist smears.” The attempted lecture comes as the Times continues to employ several individuals — from editors to fact-checkers — who have made waves with racist utterances of their own.

The Times took specific issue with Carlson’s recent critiques of Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) after the conservative firebrand suggested that she and many of those within her caucus “actually hate America.” He renewed those criticisms on Tuesday night.

“There are many of us here who do like this country,” Carlson said, emphasizing that “we live here.”

“We don’t want to destroy it. We have every right to fight to preserve our nation and our heritage and our culture,” he said.

“And when vandals like Tammy Duckworth and Ilhan Omar tell us that we’re not allowed to question their patriotism, even as they scream about how horrible America is, we have every right to laugh in their faces, and we should,” Carlson added.

The Times described Carlson’s defense of American patriotism as “nativist attacks on Democratic women of color,” contending that the “attacks” are “hardly new” for Carlson and President Trump.



Poll: BLM riots 'boosting' Trump among voters

Biden could make in competitive only by avoiding any 'senior moment'

A new poll of likely voters indicates the Black Lives Matter riots are boosting President Trump's chances of winning the November election.

The The poll by the Washington based think tank Democracy Institute and the Sunday Express of London found that while both Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden have 47% support, Trump would win in the Electoral College by 309 to 229, because he is on course to win the swing states of Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

The Expres said the "fallout from the Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S. offers Donald Trump his best chance of winning the presidential election."

On key issues:

A huge 71% of respondents prefer "all lives matter" to "black lives matter."

And 74% disapproved of rioters pulling down statues of historic figures.

Seventy-seven percent disagreed with the assertion supported by many Democratic politicians that Mount Rushmore "is racist."


Wyoming to test all inmates, corrections officials for coronavirus

Wyoming will test all inmates and employees at its five correctional facilities next week, the state Department of Corrections announced Wednesday.

On Monday Wyoming will start a one-time testing of all inmates and employees at the state's five correctional institutions in rotation. Wyoming Department of Corrections Director Bob Lampert said in a statement that once the state’s baseline is established, the corrections department will institute “ongoing surveillance testing” in the manner as done in nursing homes to maintain “the safest possible living and work environment.”

Wyoming has had no confirmed COVID-19 cases among its incarcerated population, making it and Hawaii the only two states not reporting coronavirus cases among their prison populations, according to the Wyoming Corrections Department.


Wake Up America!

Chicago Man Charged with First-Degree Murder in Killing of Toddler

A Chicago man was arrested Thursday and charged with beating a 23-month-old boy to death.

Police arrested Michael Robinson, 23, on the 4200 block of South Calumet Avenue around 12 pm. The suspect allegedly punched 23-month-oldAntwun Gayden multiple times in the face. Despite immediate action to save his life, Gayden was pronounced dead at Comer Children’s Hospital. The Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled the killing a child abuse-related homicide.

Robinson was arrested at the scene of the killing, according to police. On Thursday, Robinson was charged with first-degree murder. He will appear before a judge Friday.


Hey BLM/NFL – The Negro Black Anthem’s Author, Denounced Democrats For Lynching Blacks!

The National Football League (NFL) was a national treasure for decades, as each generation would look forward to watching their favorite team hit the field. With a call for more, ABC started Monday Night Football, September 21, 1970.

As with most things, the league got too big for its britches leading to some sexual discrimination charges and terminations. Then came the steroid usage fall out, increasing crime/arrests of their players, and complaints about the concussions. Recently though the league has catered to the Social Justice Mobs, such as Colin Kaepernick and BLM.

No longer a national treasure for millions, the latest version of the NFL allows players to insult their fans by kneeling during the US national anthem. And now to appease the mobs, will be playing a poem, put to music, later called the “Negro National Anthem”, before the US national anthem, before every game in week one of their season.

Not everyone agrees with the league’s decision.


A Viewer Writes: County Council Grab For Power Continues

If anybody bothered to watch the County Council meeting on Tuesday evening it showed direct proof of the Councils continued efforts to strip power away from the County Executive. Since the People were tired of the Council being both legislative and executive branches of government just by turning their hats around, the People adopted a County Executive form of government. The Council hated it then and hates it now because it took power away from them. They set out on a way to return a lot of that power back to them. They do this by continually adding Charter Amendments through resolutions to amend the Charter.

Tuesday night showed a good example. Once again a number of resolutions were on the table to amend the Charter. In the grants program after it is given to the county the Council now wants to put restrictions on how it is managed. Councilman Davis saw right through this farce and asked why did we have to try and put restrictions on a program that we have had no problems with. The answer of course was to take more power away from the Executive. However, three council members argued for half an hour trying to justify this decision. It was finally put aside so that our Council attorney could trying to write in worlds to make it fit into their agenda. Here are the BUZZ words that the Council likes to use to justify their hidden agenda. They will always say," This is for greater transparency and accountability for the People". What a load of BS.
These amendment actions are continuously being done and both parties are doing it. "How dare the People Take Power Away From Us. We are the County Council". There are two councilmen who have been really pushing this. Can anyone name them and give the reasons why they are doing this? I can. But what about you, the taxpayers. You voted for a County Executive form of government and the Council is telling you that isn't what "THEY" want. Can you stop this? Sure you can. I know how but are you really interested in this or do you just want to sit on the sidelines watching tv and doing nothing. Wait until your next big tax hike. Bet you'll be interested then.

Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Lil Wayne, Cornell West, Eric Dyson Discuss Black Lives matter

Go to 15:29. Remind you of anyone?

Ten Quick Examples. Hear Me Out.

Salisbury Zoo To Open Only On Weekends In July

SALISBURY – The Salisbury Zoo will open during the weekends throughout the month of July.

The zoo will be open Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m. throughout the month.

“After a variety of discussions with associates from other zoos and our own keepers, we’ve come up with a few alterations to our normal routine,” Zoo Director Leonora Dillon said. “All of these are being put in place with the safety of our animals, our keepers and of course the public in mind.”

The Salisbury Zoo closed to the public this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since that time, the zoo has increased its online presence with virtual programs and social media interactions.


Almost Too Painful To Watch...

'The country is not going to survive': Mark Levin reacts to jaw-dropping Campus Reform video

College students had no clue what YEAR our country declared its independence

On "LevinTV" this week, host Mark Levin reacted to a Campus Reformvideo in which students fail spectacularly to answer some of the most basic questions about America's founding, such as what year our country declared independence, which nation we declared independence from, and what war was fought for American independence.

While most of the students couldn't even come close to answering these questions, they were quick to assert that America is a racist country "built off of slavery."

"This will frighten you," Levin said of the video. "They [students] know a whole lot about so-called systemic racism, so-called systemic inequality, so-called systemic injustice. They know about all the warts and vices in our past, but they won't know about the greatness of the country because they're not taught about [that]."

Levin noted how much the average American pays through taxes for the public school systems, which have been nationalized by "har-core left-wing Democrat operations" such as the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, while parents often have absolutely no insight into or say about what is taught in our country's classrooms.