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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Wicomico County Council Republican Club Crab Feast

Offshore wind power vast boondoggle that NY can no longer afford

Offshore wind is the renewable-energy industry’s shiny new toy. Led by New York, seven Atlantic-coast states have now imposed mandates to expand offshore wind use over the next decade, with the Empire State last week soliciting bids for an additional 2,500 megawatts of offshore power, on top of the 1,700 megawatts procured previously.

Advocates claim offshore wind will contribute to a low-carbon future, spur an economic renaissance and create thousands of jobs. Don’t buy it. The mandates are yet another boondoggle that will benefit a well-connected few, saddling everyone else with even higher power costs.

Consider Rhode Island’s 30-megawatt, six-turbine offshore wind project located off Block Island and operated by Deepwater Wind. A decade ago, Rhode Island’s public utility commission rejected the project, concluding that the sky-high prices it would charge the local electric utility would adversely affect consumers. Yet the Rhode Island legislature ignored consumer interests and forced the commission to approve a 20-year contract.


“There’s Something’s Not Quite Right” – Secretary of State Pompeo Drops a BOMB on Senator Feinstein – Outs Her Many Meetings with Iran’s Foreign Minister (VIDEO)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures this morning.

The Trump Secretary of State discussed the Chinese app TikTok, the Chinese human rights abuses and the postponed election in Hong Kong.

Pompeo dropped a bomb on Senator Feinstein!

Maria Bartiromo asked Pompeo about Senator Feinstein’s driver, a Chinese spy, who worked for the California senator for 20 years! Then this past week Senator Feinstein praised the Chinese Communist regime.


A Viewer Writes: Look what I found

FB has already been removing posts. Fauci has known the effectiveness of Cloriquine (ap) since at least 2005. 

I’m Not Going to Be Silenced!” – Houston Doctor Stella Immanuel Doubles Down – When Was the Last Time Fauci Saw a Patient? (VIDEO)

Dr. Stella Immanuel M.D. from Houston is a courageous woman in an insane world.

Earlier this week Dr. Immanuel joined several other front line doctors in Washington DC at the “White Coat Summit” to announce the amazing success they were having treating coronavirus patients on the front line using hydroxychloroquine.

Dr. Stella Immanuel bravely came out on Monday and said that she has personally treated over 350 patients suffering from COVID-19 with Hydroxychloroquine, Zinc, and Zithromax and they have all recovered.

The doctor also disclosed that she put herself and her staff on Hydroxychloroquine as a preventative.

“Americans don’t have to die! America, there is a cure for COVID!” she yelled. “You don’t need a mask! There is a cure!”


Far-Left DC Mayor Exempts Democrat Lawmakers Returning From John Lewis’s Funeral From Strict 14-Day Quarantine Order

It’s not about a virus.

Far left DC Mayor Muriel Bowser exempted Democrat lawmakers returning from John Lewis’s funeral from the city’s very strict 14-day quarantine order.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and House Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and others attended John Lewis’s funeral in Georgia this week.

People were standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the church during the late Congressman’s funeral.


Black driver yells at Black Lives Matter protesters blocking Texas highway

A black motorist is going viral after flipping out at Black Lives Matter protesters who blocked a Texas highway — getting them to let him through after screaming, “I gotta go to work!”

The unidentified motorist was filmed getting out of his pickup after a group of mostly white protesters blocked Austin’s I-35 late Saturday.

“Hey look, I understand the cause, I appreciate it — but I gotta go to work!” he told the group after getting out on the highway.

“I’m black — I gotta go to work! I got bills. I got kids. Get the f–k out my way!” he yelled as one of the protest leaders approached him.

The protesters — who moments earlier had been chanting, “Whose streets? Our streets!” — quickly parted, with several shouting to make sure the motorist was allowed through.

Other cars were still blocked, however, as a line of protesters was seen reforming and stretching across the highway.


Democrats Sure Love A Funeral

Political rallies are a thing of the past, at least this year. Conventions are not happening, not in any recognizable way at least. But this reality hasn’t stopped Democrats from having a slice of both, only it comes with a side of death. More accurately, death comes with an opportunity to have a rally or a convention-esque speech. It’s pretty sick, actually.

There are states that have allowed their entire population fewer funerals with fewer attendees than either George Floyd or John Lewis had. Nothing against either man. I’m sure their families miss them dearly, but there are bodies in refrigerator trucks that can’t be claimed by family members because of state-imposed restrictions. Their families miss them dearly too, and would love, and need, to memorialize them as well. It’s an important part of the grieving process.

Yet, they can’t, or at least can’t have more than a few people. Who wants to be the person to tell family members they didn’t make the cut for attending grandma’s funeral because a governor said there could only be 10 people there?

Meanwhile, Floyd and Lewis were taken on tour, with Floyd receiving three services and Lewis six. While they were allegedly subject to some restrictions, you’d be hard-pressed to spot them from the pictures and videos.

Again, it’s not their fault. Each man likely had ideas of what they’d like their memorials to be (Lewis more than Floyd), but why did they get exemptions?


Does Anyone Have the Courage to Indict Obama?

I recently watched a documentary about how the U.S. government finally took down the mob (aka the Mafia). For decades, the U.S. government failed miserably. Why? Because it could only catch low-level "soldiers" in the act of a crime but never the mob boss (aka The Don).

But something changed in the late 1980s. The government applied the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO Act, to the Mafia. It proved the mob acted as a "family." And when the head of the family gave an order, he was as guilty as the "soldier" who carried it out. This allowed the government to destroy the Mafia.

Suddenly, a light bulb went off. I realized this is exactly how to indict, convict and send former President Barack Obama to prison.

I believe Obama is the biggest criminal in the history of the United States. RICO is how we get Don Obama. He was the head of a family just like the Mafia. Call it the Obama Crime Family.

Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney Durham are playing in the minor leagues. They are going after the "soldiers" of the Obama criminal family. But they should be targeting the head of the snake: Obama. He gave all the orders. He oversaw and coordinated all the crime, extortion, theft, fraud and lies. And, of course, the biggest crime of all: spying. Some might call that treason.


Democrats Add Plank to Party Platform That Will Destroy the Federal Judiciary As We Know It

Leftists in Portland have been trying to destroy a federal courthouseon a nightly basis, and now the Democratic Party is attempting to destroy the entire federal judiciary as we know it by adding a radical new plank to the party's platform.

Even conservatives who take issue with the president on certain things have to applaud Donald Trump's remaking of the federal judiciary. The president and the Republican-controlled Senate have appointed a record number of judges to the U.S. circuit courts through normal constitutional means. To be fair, Republicans were aided greatly by former Senator Harry Reid's short-sighted decision in 2013 to kill the filibuster in order to ram through a handful of judges for then-President Obama. Thank you, Harry Reid.

But with help from the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation, Trump's new picks have been on the younger and more conservative side of things. This had led the Democratic Party, which has been filling up the federal bench with activist judges for decades, to have a complete meltdown. Like children who only want to play a game so long as they're winning, Trump's windfall of judicial appointments has Democrats now calling for "structural court reforms," E.g. court packing, in the party's new platform.


Joe Biden delays his vice presidential pick by TWO WEEKS amid worries process has become a mess that has pitted women against women

Joe Biden has delayed naming his vice presidential pick by two weeks amid worries the process has become a mess that has pitted women against woman.

Biden said last week he would announce his running mate the first week of August but that appears unlikely to happen this week as he hasn't narrowed down his pick amid pressure to name a black woman.

But now that's been moved back by two weeks, The Washington Post reported, amid worries from Biden supporters that the process has become 'messier than it should be,' pitting women - and especially black women - against one another.


Donald Trump launches another attack on mail-in voting with rant against 'illegal late night coup' in Nevada while Republicans worry his onslaught will hurt them in ballot box in November

President Donald Trump on Monday launched another attack on mail-in voting, accusing Nevada of conducting an 'illegal late night coup' with its decision to embrace that option as Republicans fret Trump's salvos could hurt them at the ballot box in November.

Lawmakers in Nevada on Sunday passed a bill to have November's vote be conducted by all mail-in ballots. The governor is expected to sign it, meaning Nevada will join several other states that have taken that option as a way to combat thecoronavirus epidemic.

Trump and Republicans have warned that such moves will lead to voter fraud despite repeated studies that show that is not the case. The president decried Nevada's move in a tweet Monday morning. The state is a critical one for November's election.



More information will be released soon

Set to drop any day are two depositions that remain under seal after Ghislaine Maxwell filed an emergency motion with the Federal Appeals Court in Manhattan to keep them from becoming public.

Those depositions could be unsealed soon.

According to Maxwell’s lawyers, one of those depositions filed in April 2016, details her sordid sex life.

Maxwell’s attorneys claim its release could make it “difficult if not impossible” to get a fair trial.

The other is a deposition from an unknown accuser.

In actuality, the public will see Maxwell for who she truly is.

Not the assistant to Epstein or the occasional partaker in Epstein’s debauched crimes but a central, untouchable figure obsessed with abusing teenage girls and pimping them out to her powerful friends.



Listed demands from a BLM affiliate in Louisville include racial quotas for staff and ownership of business suppliers, donations to organizations run by non-whites, and adjustment to dress codes

Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters issued “social justice” and “black liberation” demands regarding “diversity” to a restaurant owner in Louisville, KY, including a directive for “donations” to organizations run by non-whites.

Listed demands from a BLM affiliate in Louisville include racial quotas for staff and ownership of business suppliers, donations to organizations run by non-whites, and adjustment to dress codes. The posters used the acronym “BIPOC” (“black or indigenous persons of color”) as a euphemism for non-white persons:


NYC has had more shootings so far this year than in all of 2019

There have been more shootings so far this year in New York City than in all of 2019.

A 24-year-old man who walked bleeding into Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx on Saturday night has pushed the city’s total number of shootings this year to 777 — topping the 776 recorded in all of last year, NYPD data compiled by The Post reveals.

And it’s only the first days of August, with five more months before the year is over.

“It only gets worse from here,” warned Joseph Giacalone, a retired NYPD sergeant and an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

“As the shootings continue, so will retaliation. It’s a vicious cycle that the NYPD worked hard to mitigate, but that they are no longer able and in some cases willing to do.”


House Dems Say Barr Was Sexist, Hostile at Hearing

House Democrats Madeleine Dean (Penn.) and Pramila Jayapal (Wash.) accused Attorney General William Barr of being sexist and hostile during his contentious Judiciary Committee testimony on Tuesday.

Democrats repeatedly interrupted Barr at the hearing and condemned him as corrupt, racist, and dangerous, but Dean said Wednesday that Barr was "disrespectful" and particularly mistreated women.

"We have to hold him accountable to the American people," Dean said on MSNBC. "You saw his affect yesterday. He was disrespectful, spoke over top of every one of us. In particular, he spoke over women. He was flanked by at least 10 staffers, not a person of color among them…. It was so disrespectful, the way he approached Congress, the way he approached our committee."

The Washington Free Beacon compiled a montage of Democrats repeatedly saying they were "reclaiming my time" during their testy interactions with Barr on Tuesday. On several occasions, Republicans on the Judiciary Committee gave Barr time during their questioning periods to respond to Democratic charges.


Never Criticize Without Offering an Alternative

During World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower would have his staff study certain problems and then present their conclusions to those who were specialists in that particular area. Sometimes, a member of the latter group would disagree with the recommended action. “But this was not acceptable to General Eisenhower,” one of the men close to him remembered, “who held that to disagree in itself was insufficient unless the officer so disposed could come up with something better. Therefore a more adequate plan had to be submitted when disapproval was recommended.”

To criticize without offering an alternative is too easy.

It’s easier to demolish than construct. It’s easier to find the holes in things than to figure out how to patch them up.

Those who take the “I don’t know what else to do, I just know I don’t like this” position often do in fact have an alternative plan in mind, though not always consciously. Somewhere in their mind they believe there’s a possible arrangement to be made that doesn’t involve any of the sacrifices, trade-offs, and compromises that any practical, real-world solution invariably demands.

Being asked to generate this kind of realistic solution requires letting go of the childlike fantasy in which one can have all upside and no downside. It requires really digging into an issue, developing a depth of understanding that goes beyond drive-by feedback. As the officer quoted above observed, by mandating that any critique be coupled with a counterproposal, Ike’s policy “made for more careful scrutiny and analysis.”

It makes for a neat sorting mechanism as well.

He who isn’t willing to demonstrate this level of investment, to put skin in the game, to show readiness to formulate criticism that is not just destructive, but creative, forfeits his seat at the decision-making table.


Good Riddance: Leaker and Serial Liar Alexander Vindman Pens Fiery Anti-Trump Op-Ed on His Way Out the Door

Former NSC Officer Alexander Vindman was caught repeatedly lying during his testimony before Congress that made him a leftist hero.

Vindman was a leaker who thought his opinions overruled the Trump administration.
He was moved from the White House with his twin brother after his unsuccessful attempt, along with Eric Ciaramella, to remove the sitting president from office.

He should be in prison.
Vindman’s boss testified that Alexander Vindman was a leaker, a liar who could not be trusted.

Earlier this month Alexander Vindman announced he was retiring.


Texas city commissioner killed in gunbattle with police

Officers found his girlfriend with severe wounds caused by a knife or machete and her 4-year-old son with a head injury.

MISSION, Texas — A Texas city commissioner was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfirewith police and a sheriff's deputy who had responded to a domestic disturbance call at his home, authorities said.

Officers who responded to the call late Thursday at Sullivan City Commissioner Gabriel Salinas' home in Mission found his 39-year-old girlfriend with severe wounds caused by a knife or machete and her 4-year-old son with a head injury, said Robert Dominguez, the police chief in Mission, which sits along the Mexico border not far from Texas' southern tip.

They then encountered Salinas, 39, who opened fire, leading the officers to fire back, Dominguez said. Salinas barricaded himself inside the home and after several hours of failed attempts to contact him, officers sent in a robot that found him dead in a bedroom, the police chief said.


Are You Loving Your Servitude?

“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.”

- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

- George Orwell, 1984

Huxley and Orwell were contemporaries. Huxley’s dystopian masterpiece was published in 1932 at the outset of the rise of totalitarianism, while Orwell’s was published in 1949 after 65 million people perished in a World War and Stalin had already murdered tens of millions of his own citizens. Those were dark times. They also coincided with Edward Bernays 1928 publication of Propaganda, in which he revealed the existence of an invisible government who used propaganda to manipulate the minds of the public to insure those controlling the levers of power were able to engineer their desired outcomes.

Debate has raged over the decades whether Huxley’s or Orwell’s dystopian vision of the future would be more accurate. Both visions required the successful use of propaganda by those in power to achieve their agendas. Huxley wrote a letter to Orwell after reading 1984 in 1949, shortly before Orwell’s death. His conclusion was as follows:“Within the next generation I believe that the world’s rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience. In other words, I feel that the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-Four is destined to modulate into the nightmare o f a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined in Brave New World. The change will be brought about as a result of a felt need for increased efficiency. Meanwhile, of course, there may be a large-scale biological and atomic war—in which case we shall have nightmares of other and scarcely imaginable kinds.”

As Rent Moratorium Expires, Landlord-Tenant Battles Begin

Readers may recall the eviction moratorium expired a little more than a week ago nearly four months after the US economy effectively shut down due to the covid pandemic. 33% of renters have yet to make their full payment in July, a recent survey showed. This means that 12 million renters could be on the cusp of eviction in a matter of months.

Landlords are set to lose billions of dollars this year over the inability of tenants to pay rent thanks to the virus-induced recession. With much of chaos and disagreement on Capitol Hill about the next round of stimulus, nevertheless, no deal on a rent moratorium extension, landlords are now demanding back rent and August payment.

While the exact cause of the landlord-tenant dispute turned violent in Georgia Sunday morning has yet to have an underline cause, one can only assume it might have been due to payment.

FOX 5 Atlanta's Kaitlyn Pratt quoted Gwinnett County Police's twitter on early Sunday morning of a dispute between the landlord and tenant.

Pratt tweeted, "LANDLORD-TENANT FIGHT Brings SWAT to a neighborhood. Landlord faces Battery, Obstruction of Justice and Terroristic threats."

Brings SWAT to a neighborhood. Landlord faces Battery, Obstruction of Justice and Terroristic threats.— Kaitlyn Pratt (@Fox5Kaitlyn) August 2, 2020


Democrats Reject One-Week Extension Of $600 Unemployment Boost Amid Otherwise 'Productive' Talks

The Trump administration and Democratic leadership say that while they are nowhere near a deal on the next COVID-19 stimulus package, they made "progress" during a three-hour meeting on Saturday.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the meeting was the "most productive we've had to date," echoing comments by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who told reporters after the meeting "We’re not close yet, but it was a productive discussion. Now each side knows where they're at."

The rhetoric following the weekend meeting marked a notable thaw between Democrats and administration officials following days of heated remarks, including on Friday when Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows traded barbs during dueling press conferences.

Meadows — who had previously told reporters that he was not optimistic about the chances of a deal in the upcoming week — called Saturday the "first day of a good foundation." -The Hill

"We're still a long ways apart, and I don't want to suggest that a deal is imminent, because it is not. But like with any deal, as you make progress, I think it's important to recognize you're making progress," said Meadows.

That said, Democrats wouldn't budge on temporary relief for struggling Americans - balking at a White House proposal for a one-week extension on the $600 supplemental benefit, which lapsed two days ago.

"We proposed a one-week extension at $600 so while we negotiate, at least those people won’t lose their money," Mnuchin toldABC News' "This Week" on Sunday, adding "I’m surprised Democrats don’t want to agree with that. They’re insistent on having this as part of a larger deal."

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin tells @MarthaRaddatz “there’s no question” that $600 unemployment insurance is a disincentive to find a job in “some cases.”

“There are cases where people are overpaid,” he adds when pressed about study refuting his argument.— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) August 2, 2020

According to Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Democrats are seeking a comprehensive package, and not "a piecemeal approach."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the GOP have proposed a $1 trillion plan, while Democrats are holding steady at a $3 trillion package they approved over eight weeks ago.



‘Do not argue or fight with the criminal – do as they say,’ reads police email

The Minneapolis Police Department told residents last week that they should “be prepared” to surrender their belongings to criminals and obey their commands.

With Minneapolis experiencing a 46% increase in carjackings and a 36% increase in robberies compared to this same time last year – thanks to the far-left city council all but defunding law enforcement – MPD has issued a citywide email warning residents not to resist the emboldened criminals.

“Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet,” the police said in their email, adding that citizens should listen to criminals and “do as they say.”



“The entire house of cards economy that has been erected over the years, and the Federal Reserve has been the architect of this house of cards economy, is rested on the foundation of the dollar’s reserve currency status.”

No one seems to be worried about the falling dollar, veteran stockbroker Peter Schiff writes on Twitter, as the US currency continues to slide versus major rivals amid gold and silver record growth.

According to Schiff the ignorance is “likely to remain the case until the fall becomes a crash, which I don’t think will begin until the Dollar Index breaks 80. At its current rate of decline that level could be breached before year end, perhaps by election day.”

The decline of the US dollar accelerated in recent weeks on a rise in coronavirus cases in the United States and indications of a pickup in global economic activity. The ICE US Dollar Index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six major rivals, fell 0.4 percent on Friday to 92.635 and traded at its lowest since July 2018. Meanwhile, gold continued its rally to hit fresh all-time highs.


Democrats’ Policies Are Unfit For The Presidency

For four years, Democrats have been trying to cement in voters' foreheads the idea that Trump is unfit for office. Perhaps that's because Democrats' policies never have been as unfit for the office as they are now.

In 2016, the news-minding public endured an endless chant branding Donald Trump’s character and personality as “unfit” for office.

It was a slogan deployed against him by no less than President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Clinton debuted it in a major campaign speech echoed in a campaign adfeaturing conservative writer Charles Krauthammer. In her speech, Clinton calledTrump “tempermentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability, and immense responsibility. This is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes.” Obama said, “the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president.”


Salisbury Government Office Building Closed

The Government Office Building is closed due to a complete power failure.

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Big Pharma will be exempt from COVID-19 Vaccine Liability Claims?

Last week we warned readers to be cautious about new COVID-19 vaccines, highlighting how key parts of the clinical trials are being skipped as big pharma will not be held accountable for adverse side effects for administering the experimental drugs.

A senior executive from AstraZeneca, Britain's second-largest drugmaker, told Reuters that his company was just granted protection from all legal action if the company's vaccine led to damaging side effects.

"This is a unique situation where we as a company simply cannot take the risk if in ... four years the vaccine is showing side effects," said Ruud Dobber, a top exec at AstraZeneca.

"In the contracts we have in place, we are asking for indemnification. For most countries, it is acceptable to take that risk on their shoulders because it is in their national interest," said Dobber, adding that Astra and regulators were making safety and tolerability a top priority.

AstraZeneca is one of the 25 pharmaceutical companies across the world, testing experimental drugs that could be used to combat the deadly virus. And, of course, if testing yields positive results, AstraZeneca could manufacture hundreds of millions of doses, with no legal recourse if side effects are seen.

European officials told Reuters that product liability was a significant discussion to secure new vaccine drugs from Pfizer, Sanofi, and Johnson & Johnson.


Easy Come, Easy Go!!!

While the winds are still howling I heard a loud crackling noise at my home in Ocean City and then a big thump. I went outside only to see a huge mature pine tree had fallen. As I walked around to see where it had fallen I saw it had completely destroyed my Tacoma. I'm hearing about all kinds of trees being down just about everywhere. Oh well, no one was hurt thank God. 

Trump says he will ban TikTok through an Executive Action

President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he will act soon to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States, NBC News reported.

Trump made the comments while chatting with reporters on Air Force One during the flight back to Washington from Florida.

"As far as TikTok is concerned we're banning them from the United States," Trump said, calling the action a "severance."

Trump did not specify whether he will act through an executive order, or another method. such as a designation, according to NBC News.

"Well, I have that authority. I can do it with an executive order or that," Trump said.

A TikTok spokesperson told NBC News that the app helped to create jobs across the U.S. and was committed to user privacy.


Democrats Urging Biden Not To Debate Trump

Democrats around the country have begun to pressure the Biden campaign to call off all debates with Donald Trump due to the coronavirus pandemic, they say.

In truth, the reason they don’t want Biden to debate Trump is that they don’t think Trump will play by their rules. The president would take over the debate and make it about what he wants, not what Biden wants.

Democrats are also worried about Biden’s mental stamina and his ability to remain engaged for an hour and a half during a debate.


Democratic strategists and supporters of Vice President Joe Biden are urging him not to debate President Donald Trump in the lead-up to Election Day, citing Trump’s publicity stunts and disregard for the rules in 2016. Meanwhile Biden backers, including some conservatives, applauded the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan for cancelling their scheduled debates over COVID-19 concerns.

Former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart joined several Democratic Party strategists in bluntly advising Biden, “whatever you do, don’t debate Trump.” Speaking on CNN Saturday, Lockhart said Trump shouldn’t be given another platform which will enable him to “repeat lies,” which he said occurred in the 2016 debates against Hillary Clinton.

Trump has a knack for exaggeration and hyperbole that Democrats don’t like. It’s very effective in debates and Biden would spend most of his time on the defensive.

CNN political analyst @joelockhart tells @smerconish that Joe Biden shouldn’t debate President Trump.

Trump “will take the truth and destroy it, and Biden will be in the position of correcting him over and over and over again. I don't think he should give him that platform.”— CNN (@CNN) August 1, 2020


Ratings Crash for NBA, MLB after Protest-Filled Debuts

As the NBA and MLB return from their coronavirus-imposed hiatus, it appears TV viewers are not interested in what the increasingly woke leagues have to offer.

With both baseball and basketball draped in all sorts of Black Lives Matter and social justice symbolism for their opening games, a substantially smaller number of fans tuned-in to the rest of the week’s games.

According to, neither league did well.

As for the opening games, Outkick reported that the return of the NBA on TNT saw the following numbers:

Lakers-Clippers: 3.4 million
Pelicans-Jazz: 2.1 million

ESPN’s MLB return numbers were also underwhelming:

Yankees-Nationals: 4.0 million
Dodgers-Giants: 2.8 million

Outkick’s Ryan Glasspiegel added more ratings numbers on Twitter.


College Expels Student For "Racist" Social Media Post, Then Discovers What Actually Happened

A student at Georgia’s Wesleyan College was reinstated after initially being expelled for social media posts that the school says it now realizes she did not make.

After an investigation and appeal from the student at the all-female campus, the school found that “new information” revealed that the expelled student was not involved in the posts in question.

On June 4, the student, who is remaining nameless, was expelled from the school for allegedly putting out a social media post that contained the n-word. The post was put out by an account claiming to be a student at Wesleyan. The same account also made a Halloween-related post featuring a woman in a green “Border Patrol” shirt posing as if she were arresting a man in a sombrero and serape. The photo was captioned “border?...secured. found him, met him & and just had to get a pic."

According to Wesleyan College Alumnae Board of Managers member Jan Lawrence, the board was told that the student provided information proving that a high school photo of the student had been downloaded and reposted by a third party who included the caption.

“On the morning we learned of the information, we launched an investigation and expelled the student that afternoon, giving her the right to appeal as provided in our policies,” college president Vivia Fowler said in an Instagram post.

The student did appeal, and was reinstated after the university found that “the student did not post the racist content.”

“On July 10, the Wesleyan Student-Faculty Judicial Board, comprised of two faculty members, two staff members and two members of student government, ruled in the student’s favor, overturning the expulsion effective immediately," Fowler said.

“The committee considered new information that we learned in the weeks following the student’s expulsion, which called into question the accuracy of the original information. This information shows that the student did not post the racist content in early June while enrolled at Wesleyan.”

A version of the statement posted by the Wesleyan College Alumnae Association includes a paragraph lamenting the fact that the process for the investigation was not carried out in a more equitable manner:


Tucker Carlson criticizes Dr Fauci for dodging questions about protests

‘What A Fraud This Guy Is’: Tucker Carlson Criticizes Dr. Fauci For Dodging Jim Jordan’s Questions About Protests

Fox News host Tucker Carlson called Dr. Anthony Fauci a “fraud” during Friday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” after the White House coronavirus task member dodged a series of questions from Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan.

Jordan grilled Fauci during a heated House subcommittee hearing exchange Friday on whether ongoing protests and demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd should be treated the same as churches in some states and banned to curb the spread of coronavirus.

After playing a clip of the exchange, Carlson compared Fauci’s unwillingness to weigh in on protests to a clip of the doctor urging governments to “be as forceful as possible” in getting people to wear masks.


Tornado Conditions Down South

Snow Hill, Stockton, Girdletree fire departments running numerous call for chicken houses demolished, trees and power lines down, possibly houses destroyed. Tornado on the ground.

The cost of becoming a US Citizen just went up drastically. And asylum is no longer free

The Trump administration announced on Friday an exorbitant increase in fees for some of the most common immigration procedures, including an 81% increase in the cost of U.S. citizenship for naturalization. It will also now charge asylum-seekers, which is an unprecedented move.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published on Friday a final rule in the Federal Register that details the new cost for dozens of immigration and naturalization applications, a further change in immigration policy to curb legal immigration of low-income foreign nationals.

The fees’ adjustment “to ensure U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recovers its costs of services,” they agency said in a press release, includes a $50 fee in the Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. That will make the United States one of only four countries around the world that charge a fee for humanitarian protection.


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Montgomery County, MD, Orders Private and Religious Schools to Remain Closed

The health officer of Montgomery County, Maryland, ordered nonpublic schools, including “private pay schools” and “schools affiliated with religious institutions,” to remain closed for in-school instruction through October 1.

“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have based our decisions on science and data,” said Dr. Travis Gayles in a press statement Friday, and he added:

At this point the data does not suggest that in-person instruction is safe for students or teachers. We have seen increases in transmission rates for COVID-19 in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia, particularly in younger age groups, and this step is necessary to protect the health and safety of Montgomery County residents.

The order is effective Monday, August 3.