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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose Removing Confederate Statues, Defunding Police

A Washington Post/ABC poll shows a majority of Americans oppose removing statues of Confederate soldiers or U.S. presidents who had slaves.

The Washington Post reported on its poll, which highlighted a stark partisan divide:

The new poll finds that 52 percent of Americans oppose removing public statues honoring Confederate generals, while 43 percent support their removal. That includes an 80 percent majority of Republicans and 56 percent of independents in opposition, while 74 percent of Democrats support the removal of these statutes.

Almost 6 in 10 white people, along with just over half of Hispanic people, oppose removing statues of Confederate soldiers, while over three-quarters of black people support their removal.

The Black Lives Matter movement continues to enjoy majority support, with 63 percent of Americans saying they support it, including 46 percent who say they “strongly” support it. But there are sharp differences among partisans, with 92 percent of Democrats and 62 percent of independents saying they back the movement, while 68 percent of Republicans oppose it.


Nearly 200 Officers Apply to Leave Minneapolis Police Force

Nearly 200 Minneapolis police officers have officially filed paperwork to leave the force, citing post-traumatic stress, according to a report from the New York Times on Tuesday.

The report highlighted remarks from Ronald F. Meuser Jr., a lawyer representing the officers. Should the officers officially leave, 20 percent of the force, which includes an estimated 850 people, could be gone.


Chicago Mayor Lightfoot is 'running the Titanic into an iceberg intentionally,' police union chief says

Catanzara claimed Lightfoot has a 'Napoleon complex' and sharply spurns those who disagree with her

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was called "unprofessional," "childish" and "pathetic" by the city's president of the Fraternal Order of Police, John Catanzara, who was in turn responding to her sharp criticism of him.

Catanzara appeared Tuesday night on "The Ingraham Angle," where he also reacted to breaking news that at least a dozen people had been shot outside a funeral home.

Lightfoot had referred to Catanzara as "unhinged" and attention-seeking after the union leader wrote a letter to President Trump asking for federal assistance amid Chicago's continuing crime wave. Lightfoot called the prospect of federal intervention "chaos" and "lawlessness."

"The mayor likes to use the word 'unhinged' but the ironic part is the mayor became unhinged. I wish I could show you the text messages that she sent me over the weekend as soon as she found out I sent the request to President Trump," Catanzara told Fox News host Laura Ingraham.

"She was the one who totally became unhinged, unprofessional, childish," he continued, "and it was really pathetic for the leader of a city," Catanzara said.


How Bad Are the Portland Riots? On-the-Ground Footage Provides an Insight

Saturday night marked the 50th straight day that "protests" have taken place in Portland, Oregon. These so-called protests were labeled a riot late Saturday night as people – which looks to be a combination of Antifa and Black Lives Matter – demolished federal buildings and set fire to the Portland Police Association Headquarters building.


Michael Goodwin: Rising crime rate could hurt Biden in presidential race

Biden will have to separate himself from the blue-state rioters or watch his chances go up in their flames

From sea to shining sea, crime is surging and gunfire rings throughout the night. In some cities, anarchists smash windows and set fires, aiming to set up autonomous zones.

In response, President Trump threatens to dispatch federal troops unless local officials stop the chaos. In their response to him, Democratic governors and mayors tell the president to buzz off.

Oregon’s attorney general even sues to stop Homeland Security agents from making arrests in riot-torn Portland, and Mayor Bill de Blasio promises the feds would get the same rude welcome in Gotham.

“If he tried to do it, it would only create more problems,” de Blasio said. “We would immediately take action in court to stop it.”


White House Says 40 U.S. Code 1315 Gives Trump, DHS Jurisdiction To Act In Portland

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany cited 40 U.S. Code 1315 as evidence Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security is operating within its lawful jurisdiction in Portland, Oregon.

McEnany told ABC’s Jon Karl at Tuesday’s briefing that 1315 “gives DHS the ability to deputize officers in any department or agency, like ICE, Customs and Border Patrol and Secret Service as quote ‘officers and agents.'”

Karl had asked, “Where in the Constitution does the president derive the authority to send federal law enforcement officers to the streets of American cities against the will of the elected officials in those cities?”


Antifa-led riots clash with 'Trump's feds' in Portland — here's why the media is STILL defending Antifa

'Don't let the media lie to you'

In Portland, Oregon, protests — many of which have devolved into violent riots — have raged on for more than 50 consecutive days. The escalating unrest has prompted President Donald Trump to deploy federal officers to the city in an effort to calm the chaos.

Critics in the mainstream media continue to defend Antifa, claiming the protests are peaceful and blaming "Trump's feds" for causing any increase in violence and vandalism.

On this week's episode of "Slightly Offens*ve," BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer exposed the origin story of Antifa to understand why they exist and why the mainstream media is still defending them.

"Don't let the media lie to you," Elijah said. "Why are the media defending Antifa? Who are they [Antifa], and what benefit do [the media] get for defending them?"

Watch the video below for more details:


A Viewer Writes: I Have A Question...

Joe, I have a question..

It appears every day in all the media.
The city say the state does not have the authority,
the state says the city does not have the authority,
counties and the cities say each other do have the authority,
All the governors say the President and the federal government do not have the authority...

Who the hell is running this country...

State Dept. to Purge “Non-Inclusive” Language in Agency Materials; Traditional Nuclear Family, Stereotypical Gender Roles

In the latest move by a U.S. government agency to appease leftists, the State Department is quietly overhauling language used in agency materials that may be considered exclusionary or offensive. Judicial Watch obtained a copy of a memo from a State Department source asking the agency’s 69,000 employees to report “outdated and non-inclusive language in Department of State policies, documents or webpages.” The directive was issued this month by the State Department’s Office of Civil Rights (S/OCR) and it provides an “outdated form submission” for employees to note specific examples of what amounts to politically incorrect language that is to be “updated.”

The S/OCR offers several examples to guide employees through the process of reporting policies, documents and web pages that do not use “inclusive” language. This includes obsolete racial terms or language that implies “preference for the traditional nuclear family structure and stereotypical gender roles,” according to the document. Other examples include using the outdated phrase “handicapping condition” rather than the contemporary word “disability.” The widely distributed memo ends by encouraging employees to participate in a process that can easily be compared to Marxist language manipulation. “If you are aware of policies or documents containing outdated language or instances where language could be more inclusive S/OCR would welcome you completing the form at the link below with the relevant outdated language information for our office’s follow-up.”

Most major federal government agencies—including the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Defense, Health and Labor—have civil rights offices that handle discrimination and other related issues. All of them are generously funded by American taxpayers and their mission statements are quite similar, though they operate individually. Like many of its counterparts, the S/OCR claims its mission is to propagate fairness, equity and inclusion at the Department of State. Furthermore, its business is conflict resolution, employee and supervisor assistance and diversity management. “S/OCR manages the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) administrative process for the Department and works to prevent employment discrimination through outreach and training,” according to the S/OCR’s mission statement.


WATCH: Confronted with DISTURBING drone footage, Chinese ambassador still denies 'ethnic cleansing' in China

'Ambassador, that is not beautiful coverage, is it?'

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray reacted to an recent interview on BBC in which host Andrew Marr pressed Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese ambassador to the United Kingdom, to explain aleaked video that appears to show hundreds of shaven Uighur Muslims who are bound, blindfolded, and being led onto trains by uniformed soldiers.

The drone footage was originally posted on YouTube and has been "authenticated by Western intelligence agencies and Australian experts," according to Marr. It shows hundreds of shaven-headed male prisoners kneeling in rows with hands bound and eyes blindfolded in Xinjiang, home to millions of China's ethnic minority of Uighur Muslims.

The Chinese government has been accused of imprisoning roughly 1 million Uighurs in detention centers that are called "re-education" camps. Brutal human-rights abuses, including forced sterilization and torture, are allegedly part of the Communist Party's program of "ethnic cleansing" against the Uighurs.


Trump Predicts Mail-In Voting Will Lead To ‘Most Corrupt Election’ In US History

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that mail-in voting could jeopardize the accuracy of the 2020 election.

“Mail-In Voting, unless changed by the courts, will lead to the most CORRUPT ELECTION in our Nation’s History!#RIGGEDELECTION,” the president wrote on Twitter.

Republicans and Democrats have repeatedly clashed over funding for mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. The president has long expressed concern that an implementation of nationwide mail-in voting could lead to a surge in voter fraud ahead of November’s election.


State delivers disturbing news to Nashville man: He's COVID-19 positive. There's just one problem — he never took a test.

This sounds reliable

A Nashville, Tennessee, man says that the state called him several times last week to tell him that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

The man, Brock Ballou, says that he never took a test for COVID-19.

Ballou told WSMV-TV that he received no less than three phone calls from contact tracers working on behalf of the state of Tennessee earlier in July.

Ballou said that the call came after one of his co-workers tested positive for COVID-19. Ballou, who said he neither showed symptoms of the virus, nor had he been tested, said that the caller insisted that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

"She specifically said — I'm looking at it right here — you tested positive. This is a follow-up call to see how your symptoms are," he recalled.

Ballou said he was confused and asked the woman to clarify. He said that she repeated the news of the positive test several more times.


If America Sucks So Bad, You’re Free to Leave

Dear leftists, mutants, rioters, perma-protestors, and all those funding or cheering on these violent goons destroying once-great cities of every color and possible human configuration (I realize that’s a long way to address a letter, but I wanted to make sure to be “inclusive,” lest someone feel offended or left out).

I write to you today on behalf of everyone else – not just the people who roll their eyes in disgust at the sight of you, but the people you don’t see – the people going to work every day, people with families or without, those stuck at home, those trying to get an actual education, and anyone else who loves this country, people of every race and ethnicity. In other words: normal Americans.

You really seem to hate it here. So, we have a question: why are you still here?

Honestly, if the country is such a cesspool of racism, sexism, homophobia, oppression, brutality, and is fundamentally rigged against everyone not born with a silver spoon in their mouth, why the hell have you stayed?

It’s not like you’re in prison here, no matter how much you whine that it is like one. You’re out in the streets seemingly every other week “fighting oppression” over just about every way you can dream up to claim someone is oppressed, crying about the fascism of this or that without it sinking in that you’re still free to whine about imagined fascism and if we really were a fascist country you’d be in jail or dead, why not get out?


Tucker Carlson Livid; Dismantles The New York Times Over Alleged Plan To Dox Him

In November of 2018, an organized Antifa chapter known as "Smash Racism DC" showed up at the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson - ringing his doorbell as their violent co-founder, Michael Isaacson - who loves dead cops and called for VP Mike Pence's assassination - led them in chants such as "Tucker Carlson, we will fight! / We know where you sleep at night!"

Later that evening, the group posted "Every night you spread fear into our homes -- fear of the other, fear of us, and fear of them. Tonight you're reminded that we have a voice. Tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either."

The angry mob would return weeks later to further hassle Carlson and his family.

The previous month, Carlson said that he's "not a restaurant guy anymore" because of the constant harassment from the left - including a verbal altercation the Fox News host got into with a man who allegedly called his 19-year-old daughter a "whore" at at a Charlottesville, VA club.

Due to the ongoing threats, the Carlsons packed up and moved to a new house in order to keep his family out of harm's way.

Except now, Carlson claims that the New York Times is about to dox his family by revealing their new address in an upcoming article.

This was his response Monday night:

"As a matter of journalism, there is no conceivable justification for a story like that. The paper is not alleging we’ve done anything wrong, and we haven’t. We pay our taxes. We like our neighbors. We’ve never had a dispute with anyone. So why is The New York Times doing a story on the location of my family’s house? Well, you know why. To hurt us, to injure my wife and kids so that I will shut up and stop disagreeing with them," Carlson said, adding "Editors there know exactly what will happen to my family when it does run. I called them today, and I told them. But they didn’t care. They hate my politics. They want this show off the air. If one of my children gets hurt because of a story they wrote, they won’t consider it collateral damage. They know it’s the whole point of the exercise: To inflict pain on our family, to terrorize us, to control, we say. That’s the kind of people they are."


UK Pushes Back on Gender Transitioning for Minors

On both sides of the Atlantic, advocates for transgender rights are increasingly substituting ideology for biological reality.

But while here in the U.S. the Supreme Court last month was writing into Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act legal protections for people who identify as transgender that the authors of the law never intended, the United Kingdom appeared to be moving in the other direction, standing up for common sense.

On the other side of the pond, just five days before the Supreme Court handed down its decision, bestselling “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling published an intensely personal essay in response to criticism of her position on the issue of gender identity.

In the essay, Rowling, who is British, revealed her past experiences with sexual assault and domestic abuse, and expressed concern about transgender activists’ attacks on single-sex spaces for women.


Teachers unions have abandoned our students by blocking reopening

Los Angeles County, the nation’s second-largest school district, announced this week that students will not be returning for in-person classes this fall and must instead continue to participate in the failed distance-learning experiment it initiated after the onset of COVID-19.

This decision was made not by the parents or the schools but by the teachers union, which has opposed all attempts to reopen the county’s schools.

United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents more than 35,000 teachers in the area, argued at first that the health of its members and the students they teach was the primary concern. How, they asked, would the schools be cleaned regularly with so many different people entering and exiting at all times of the day? And is it even possible for schools to enforce social distancing among young students?


Limits of Yellowfin Tuna on the Chunk

The weather was HOT today boy, but so was the fishing so it was well worth being out in it. The tuna chunking fleet was all over the yellowfin tuna today and several of the boats caught limits of fish (3 fish per person) and were back to the dock before noon. Let’s get to it!

Marcus Wongus and his group had an incredible trip aboard the Talkin’ Trash with Captain Chris Little today. Marcus and his crew had a limit of 18 yellowfin tuna and were back to the dock in time for drinks at Micky Fins.

Captain Mark Hoos of the Marli put Mike Bostic and his crew from Church Creek, MD on a limit of 18 fat yellowfin tuna today and were done by 8:30 AM!

Captain Jeremy Blunt of the Wrecker was on the tuna limit train today as well putting his crew on 18 fish and getting back to the dock by 1.


Virginia urges Slavery Lessons for Kindergarteners

Parents, educators take issue with new curriculum

Virginia kindergarten students will learn about institutional racism alongside the alphabet, according to new curriculum recommendations created for the upcoming school year.

Loudoun County is adding "social justice" to the mission of teaching elementary school students reading, writing, and arithmetic. The Washington, D.C., suburb—the richest county in the country—has teamed up with the Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) education arm Teaching Tolerance to develop its new curriculum. The proposed lesson plan recommends restructuring history and social studies classes to emphasize slavery as fundamental to American society for students from kindergarten to the fifth grade.

"Sugarcoating or ignoring slavery until later grades makes students more upset by or even resistant to true stories about American history," the documents say. "Long before we teach algebra, we teach its component parts. We should structure history instruction the same way."

Following parent complaints, a district spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon on Monday that the changes are optional.*

"The Teaching Tolerance resources are optional," spokesman Rob Doolittle said. "Parents who have queried LCPS about those resources have been informed that they are optional.

Not every Loudoun County educator is on board with the administration's direction. A longtime elementary school teacher, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said that the school system had always taught students about the reality of slavery—lessons that typically begin in the fourth grade. She said the administrative focus to push racial politics on students who do not yet know how to read is motivated by politics, rather than education.

"I teach lower grades in elementary school.… [Never before] did I have to teach about slavery," the teacher said. "Our standards were always [to] teach about famous Americans, George Washington, Martin Luther King Jr., people like that. But, it was all very general and the bigger picture, we highlighted their accomplishments."


Verizon, AT&T , T-Mobile shut down Trump Campaign Texting Program

Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile temporarily shut down President Donald Trump’s campaign texting program, which serves as a cornerstone of the president’s digital platform.

Politico reported on Monday that Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T flagged “potential regulatory problems” with the Trump campaign’s messaging operation. Within “Trump’s orbit,” many continue to speculate that big tech companies “are looking to influence the election” against the president.

Trump recently accused Twitter and Facebook of censoring conservatives, and Donald Trump Jr., Trump’s son, contended that Google’s Gmail platform is sending Trump campaign emails to voters’ spam folders.

Republican operatives have said that email and text messaging lists are some of the most vital parts of a campaign apparatus.

Eric Wilson, a GOP digital strategist who worked for the Marco Rubio 2016 presidential campaign, said, “A campaign’s email and text messaging list are some of the most important assets they have in 2020.”

He added that it was “really very concerning to see that such a significant issue happened and to see that it wasn’t resolved in a timely manner.”


Lost Dog 7-21-20 UPDATE

I have a lost dog named buttons and I’m hoping you could help. She was last seen this morning on Riverside Dr in Salisbury.

My phone number is 443-962-4030.

Baltimore Suspends INDOOR Dining At Restaurants & More

Tlaib, Omar face insurgent primary challengers: Can ‘Squad’ survive?

Two of the four members of 'The Squad' are facing serious Democratic primary challengers in the coming weeks

Two of the four members of the group known as "The Squad" – an influential group of progressive first-term minority congresswomen – are facing serious Democratic primary challengers in the coming weeks.

In Minnesota’s heavily Democratic 5th Congressional District – which covers much ofthe city of Minneapolis and was ground zero for the nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd – freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing multiple challengers on the Aug. 11 primary vote, including one challenger who has dramatically outraised her.

And in Michigan’s overwhelmingly Democratic 13th Congressional District, which includes parts of Detroit and the inner suburbs of Wayne County, the Aug. 4 primary is a rematch from two years ago, as first-term Rep. Rashida Tlaib is trying to fend off Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones.


Alabama man accused of a dozen sex crimes arrested on new rape charge a month after his release: report

He was released on a $100,000 bond in June after his trial was once again pushed back amid the coronavirus pandemic

An Alabama man, who argued that he was breaking into the pornography industry when he was indicted on five counts of rape and seven counts of sodomy years ago, was arrested on a new rape charge on Wednesday. The arrest came about a month after he was released on a $100,000 bond when his trial was once pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Terrance Terrell Keeton, 27, of Montgomery, was arrested Wednesday on a first-degree rape charge. He is accused of holding an 18-year-old woman at his home on Sheldon Road on July 9. He allegedly raped her between 9 and 11 p.m. after the victim declined his advances several times, the Montgomery Advertiser reported, citing court records.

Democrats Fume As DHS Tackles Portland Anarchy While Trump Plans To Send Feds To Major Cities

As Portland slips further into chaos amid the seventh week of nightly protests, local and state officials have slammed the Trump administration for sending Homeland Security agents to perform crowd control and arrest what DHS Secretary Chad Wolf described last week as "lawless anarchists."

In response to the DHS presence, Oregon's Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum sued DHS and the Marshals Service in federal courtover unidentified federal agents grabbing people off the streets of Portland "without warning or explanation, without a warrant, and without providing any way to determine who is directing this action."

Militarized Federal Agents from a patchwork of outside agencies have begun policing Portland (in rented minivans vans) without the explicit approval of the mayor, the state, or local municipalities. This is what that looks like in practice:— The Sparrow Project (@sparrowmedia) July 15, 2020

The state seeks a temporary restraining order to "immediately stop federal authorities from unlawfully detaining Oregonians."


“Whether He Knows it or Not, He Will Be Leaving” – Pelosi Says Trump May Have to be “Fumigated” Out of the White House (VIDEO)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday said President Trump may have to be “fumigated” out of the White House.

The Democrat-media complex exploded this weekend after President Trump refused to commit to the election results if he loses in November.

“I have to see. Look … I have to see,” Trump told Fox News anchor Chris Wallace during an interview on ”Fox News Sunday.” “No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either.” The Biden campaign responded: “The American people will decide this election. And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.”

Pelosi slammed President Trump during an appearance on MSNBC.


The Primary Sub-Source for Steele Dossier Identified – Igor Danchenko – a Soros Connected Associate of Lying Schiff Star Witness Fiona Hill

In November 2019, the star witness for the Democrat Representative Adam Schiff’s impeachment show trial was announced. Her name was Fiona Hill.

Today we’ve uncovered that Hill is a close associate of the Primary Sub-Source (PSS) for the Steele dossier – Igor Danchenko – the individual behind most all the lies in the Steele dossier. No wonder Hill saw the Steele dossier before it was released. Her associate created it.

Today it was uncovered on the Internet that the PSS for the Steele dossier was Igor Danchenko.

This is the one individual those looking into the Trump – Russia collusion fraud were after – the PSS – the individual who was behind the material amount of Steele dossier lies. At least two sources on the Internet have come to this conclusion.


Taxpayers Have Been Sponsoring Farrakhan's Nation of Islam for Decades

Unbeknown to most Americans, over the past few decades, the U.S. government has been quietly subsidizing one of the vilest, most hateful groups in America - the Nation of Islam.

The Nation of Islam is headed by the notoriously racist and antisemitic Louis Farrakhan.

Farrakhan is known for spreading vicious lies about Jewish people, referring to Jewish people as "wicked Jews," accusing them of perpetrating a fictitious "black African Holocaust" and of "sucking our blood." In one of his interviews, Farrakhan claimed that "Hitler was a very great man." Farrakhan also hates Christians and gays, though with less oomph.

The Nation of Islam believes that white people are unnatural lab creations, designed by an evil Black wizard, not by God. That is why they refer to white people as "blue-eyed devils" and "white devil." The religion believes in aliens and is awaiting UFOs to rescue them in a type of apocalyptic deliverance battle that will defeat the White domination of the planet. Naturally, they are good friends with Scientologists. Farrakhan has even encouraged Whites to convert to Scientology, saying, "All white people should flock to L. Ron Hubbard," to stop living as "a devil Christian" or "a satanic Jew."