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California Gov Newsom considers Hollywood an essential business

More liberal hypocrisy. So soon after being busted for violating his own rules by dining in a flash restaurant with health association executives no less, California Gov Gavin Newsom has declared Hollywood an essential industry which is not subject to lockdown rules imposed between 10pm and 5am.

What a joke. Then again, Hollywood leans left so they get a pass in California. How typical of the elitist mentality of the Democrat party. Best not waste precious police resources on actors. Far more useful to arrest paddle boarders social distancing 200m away from anyone else and threaten them with 6 months jail.

We prefer the words of South Dakota Gov Kristi Noem who said, “who am I to tell you whether your business is essential or not?

Rules for thee but not for me.

Cringeworthy Celebrities celebrate NY Gov Cuomo’s Emmy Award

You can’t make this stuff up.

NY Gov Andrew Cuomo accepted the International Emmy Founders Award for his COVID19 response. Woke celebrities then lavished him with praise in a completely out of touch cringe fest.

The International Emmy Awards tweeted,

Gov Andrew M Cuomo of NY will receive the International Emmy Founders Award in recognition of his leadership during the Covid19 pandemic & his masterful use of TV to inform & calm people around the world.

How telling that the Emmy’s focused on delivery as opposed to results.

How ironic that Cuomo not only laid claim to the most disastrous COVID19 stats of any state but mandated COVID positive patients into nursing homes which directly led to the deaths of 6,000 elderly residents.

Even worse Cuomo ordered the NY Health Dept to conduct an independent review of the disastrous policy and amazingly it found no fault in his leadership. Who knew self audits would produce such results?

So poor was Cuomo’s response during the crisis that many wealthy folk responsible for 50% of NYC’s tax revenue left the city which saw the NY Gov issue a cringeworthy video pleading for them to come back promising to buy them a drink or cook for them to get them to pay taxes.

Perhaps even more pathetic was his attempt to over-regulate on what constituted a meal in bars when local businesses tried to innovate with cheap “Cuomo Chips” to drive patronage. Oh, no you don’t. One must have a proper meal and Cuomo’s team will tell you what makes the grade.

So arrogant has Cuomo’s leadership been that he had a poster commissioned which highlighted the supposed successes of his COVID response.

After all this, just how out of touch is Cuomo to accept the award by a body that is as clueless as the Emmys for even considering it? We guess it proves that black is white, up is down and war is peace. Just don’t believe your lying eyes.

WaPo thinks interracial couples will breathe a sigh of relief with Kamala Harris as VP

Overnight, WaPo went out of its way to publish a puff piece on identity politics, suggesting interracial couples could breathe easy because a black woman with a white partner were soon to be confirmed at the highest levels of government.

Sorry? I am married to a woman from another race. Not for one fleeting millisecond do Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff symbolize anything remotely monumental for us. On the contrary. It is utterly irrelevant. As it should be.

Besides, I married my better half because of the content of her character, not the colour of her skin. One imagines Kamala Harris loves Mr Emhoff for his personality. As two-dimensional as Harris often appears, we sincerely doubt Emhoff’s ethnicity was a clincher. Maybe Emhoff loves Harris’ infectious laughter. Who knows? Who cares? It is a matter for them.

The article, penned by Sydney Trent, tried to paint the picture that Kamala Harris is a vital piece in the visual puzzle that will stamp out systemic racism and bigotry for good.

According to Pew Research, c.10% of all marriages today are mixed race/ethnicity up from around 3% in 1967. 17% of all new unions are interracial. So is Trent trying to tell us not to believe our lying eyes that the 5-fold ratio increase in mixed marriages over the last 5-decades is not evidence that contradicts the notion that so many still remain in abject fear of those intolerant few that cast scorn upon them?

Where are Trent’s in-depth statistics that document interracial couples being under constant attack by unhinged lunatics across the USA?

The FBI keeps such a comprehensive database on hate crimes. In its  2019 Hate Crimes report, there is no classification for interracial couple abuse.

The closest to it would be the 4,930 victims of race/ethnicity/ancestry bias in 2019 across 3,963 incidents. By deduction, only 967 groups (perhaps some are couples) have been ‘vilified’ for their racial background. That doesn’t automatically guarantee that they were all interracial couples. Let’s assume that they are for simplicity’s sake.

Among 330 million Americans, interracial couples have at worst a 0.000293% chance of being the victim of a hate crime targeting their race/ethnicity, suggesting that 99.9987% don’t.

Never mind, Trent had to push the identity politics agenda:

“On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, Aisha Cozad watched on television as Joe Biden and his vice-presidential choice Kamala D. Harris held their clasped hands triumphantly aloft. But her eyes were also on Doug Emhoff, Harris’s husband, who was standing off to one side clapping adoringly. It was clear who was in the spotlight and who was the cheerleader…Cozad was moved because Emhoff was a man so publicly supporting his powerful, ambitious wife. And she was moved because Emhoff is White and Harris is Black...”

“Given the current state of race relations, it’s a powerful thing to say that we don’t have to accept these roles as society would have us play them out,” said Cozad, a 46-year-old African American whose husband, Scott, 44, is White. “We don’t have to accept what society says it’s comfortable with. We can, in fact, determine our own path.

Should we be surprised that Emhoff is proud of his partner given the results? If Emhoff was black, would his applause been any more/less supportive? Hopefully Jill Biden is just as proud of her Joe as Emhoff is of Harris.

Maybe Trent might reflect on the fact that almost 1/5th of current American couples have already “determined their own path” without having to pander to identity politics. Maybe they just dig their other half no matter what race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual proclivity, orientation or gender they happen to be.

Computer programmer finds the voter fraud coding?

Conspiracy theory? Or is there statistical proof of voter fraud in the coding of the election software?

No matter what side of the politics divide one sits, independently qualifying the software should be a given. If Biden wins after any anomalous discoveries, so be it.

Truth be told, Democrats should relish the chance to absolutely guarantee beyond all reasonable doubt that Biden won the election fairly and squarely. They should push for transparency which shuts up the Republicans for good. Endorsing an investigation makes them look the clean shirt.

Claiming it was fair is one thing. Proving it, another. This is why the election is still far from over.

We find it dubious that Dominion systems stored data in Germany to be processed in Spain. How is it the world’s largest economy doesn’t have the capacity to store and process data at home?

A computer programmer looks through the code and claims to have found the time the software program seems to have kicked in (contained in the link above)

Food for thought, at the very least.

Cocaine in. Plastic Straws out in Oregon

Yes, Oregon legislators have voted to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.

This drug initiative will allow people arrested with small amounts of hard drugs to avoid going to trial, or serving jail time, by paying a $100 fine and attending an addiction recovery program.

Oregon’s House also voted in 2019 to prohibit restaurants from providing single-use plastic straws unless a customer asks.

It is this type of liberal logic we saw in Minneapolis when the council wondered why crime surged when the police were “reimagined”? Who knew.

The makers of Narcan will be happy.

Lori Lightfoot’s cringeworthy video abut science

Apart from being probably one of the most incompetent politicians in America, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot decided to follow up her Halloween costumes, Census Cowboy and demanding the defunded Chicago PD to protect her home with a cringeworthy video pushing a return to science.

We are somewhat concerned trusting science where certain members among Democrats believe that men have a right to menstruate or think Bill Nye the science guy is a modicum of balance.

5 Lessons to live by

Great speech made by Rep Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) on the 5 lessons he learnt as a Navy SEAL. Really worth listening to.

The selective “unity” message

Benny Johnson tabulates in this video why the idea of “unity” espoused by former VP Joe Biden is laughable given the last 4 years of deeds by the left.

Will we witness the biggest climb down in history?

While Trump hasn’t conceded, the media have called this election. Never mind that the electoral college decides that and with so much court drama, we may get see a slim chance of Trump winning. What if he did?

The media has wasted no time mocking Trump by publishing articles at just how relieved world leaders are to have a return to the status quo. This idea of division. Really? Trump merely exposed the sheer incompetence of so many leaders and the graft and corruption that goes on in the swamp. He may be no clean shirt himself given he is a NY property tycoon but he has exposed the double standards among the political class who have been completely self serving. What happened to “of the people, by the people and for the people“?

Honestly, in what world does rejoining UN bodies achieve anything other than waste money pushing for globalist nonsense and lining up crony capitalists to feed at the teat of things like climate change and open borders?

Wouldn’t it be ironic to see these world leaders currently publicly distancing themselves from Trump having to do an about face if the courts rule the Biden victory as illegitimate?

Talk about division. World leaders maybe using the media’s call on the election for their own political purposes, but there is some real schadenfreude in the offing if these hacks who have failed to call anything right for four years end up eating their own words as the drown in hubris.

Are these the results of a candidate so widely hated?

We thought we’d take a look at the % change in actual raw vote numbers for Trump in 2020 vs 2016. With the exception of three states, Trump increased his vote tally in the remainder. Who knew that 52.6% more Hawaiians backed the Republican? Surely if Trump was as divisive as made out, the more Democrat leaning states should have punished him at the polls with negative growth in total votes. Even in the swing states, Trump was powering ahead of the 2016 result. While Trump may still end up losing the election (as called by the electoral college, not the TV networks), we don’t believe that these numbers reflect a candidate that was anywhere near as widely hated as the media narrative painted it for over 4 years. Quite the contrary at the coal face. How ironic that the Republicans are now the party of the forgotten working class and the Democrats the party of elites, academics and the wealthy.