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Capitalism wins again. NBA to take wokeness off court in 2021

As ratings have plummeted since these overpaid social justice warriors took to ramming politics down paying fans’ throats, the NBA has decided it will take its woke messages off the court next season.

In what must have been the most predictable outcome imaginable, money has finally spoken. The question is whether the fans will come back?!

As we often say, people who support particular causes are willing participants right up to the point they are mercilessly shamed for not expressing outwardly in a manner the apparatchiks demand.

How soon until NFL, MLB and NHL follow suit? #GetWokeGoBroke

WaPo opinion writer suggests Walter Reed be defunded after Trump’s visit

Never Trumper and WaPo opinion writer, Jennifer Rubin, went off the deep end suggesting that Walter Reed military hospital should be defunded by Congress given Trump’s short stay. Never mind the countless brave souls that defended the very freedoms she thrives under also require medical attention.

Maybe Rubin should bus wounded vets to Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco where they can find a bit of pavement to sleep on because liberal policies have shown themselves so successful there.

Isn’t it wonderful to see such balanced individuals on the left demand anything they disagree with to be defunded – police, military hospitals or ICE…just cut it. After all the Democrats are the party of compassion, empathy and sympathy you understand!

Former Navy SEAL, Congressman Dan Crenshaw, suggested she take a break from Twitter given Trump’s visit triggered her so badly.

What Rubin fails to realize is that publicly exposing her chronic Trump Derangement Syndrome doesn’t help convince people that she offers a voice of reason. Still, keep up the good work!

Kevin Bloody Wilson sums up the first Trump Biden Debate

https://youtu.be/cJ_46Woadeg (profanity warning)

What a circus. A screaming match. Like two bald men arguing over a comb. Talking over each other and lots of name calling. We’ve seen more gracious belly flops in Olympic 10m diving.

None of the content was fresh other than Trump talking about his push to lower drug prices and Biden’s Roe v Wade attack on SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett. .

No doubt the media will pick the bones of the highlights and edit to fit whatever narrative they want to portray to say their man won. In reality, the content didn’t mean much. It was all noise.

If some were looking for dignity, they opened the wrong door. Trump was Trump. Typically boisterous and he cut in way too much meaning Joe Biden couldn’t get a word in edgeways.

Biden on the other hand was way better than the low expectations set. Sure he stuttered now and again as he rattled off his “here’s the deal” messages while staring down the camera but he came across far more statesmanlike. No question. But his script was tired and predictable.

Biden started strong on COVID but flailed on the economy, environment, taxes and riots/race. Trump nailed him on Biden’s lack of police endorsements.

Trump also muddled the response on condemning the KKK and white supremacists despite doing so explicitly in 2017. Saying “stand down, stand by” to the Proud Boys will no doubt be played on a loop. He should have been firm on it.

We could go on critiquing more minutiae but what is the point? Much of the back end was mud slinging. Slagging off Hunter Biden and his cocaine habit or Trump’s $750 income tax return charge.

We doubt many shifted from their default positions heading into the debate.

In summary, most can’t wait to get November 3rd behind them.

Larry Elder on BLM

Conservative Larry Elder gives his take on the damage BLM is doing to its own cause. He also takes a potshot at the folly of white liberals who take offence when they confront black conservatives who don’t perceive themselves as victims.

The Left vows to burn America if SCOTUS picked pre election

While there is increasingly less to burn to the ground, the Left took to Twitter to threaten chaos if a SCOTUS nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg is confirmed pre-election. Never mind accepting a constitutional process, threaten the rest of America.

Writer, commentator, professor, Emmy-nominated producer, and scholar of religions, Reza Aslan tweeted, “If they even TRY to replace RBG we burn the entire fucking thing down.

Dr. Jessie Christiansen, an Australian astrophysicist working at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, exclaimed, “IF THEY RAM THROUGH AN APPOINTMENT IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS I WILL RIOT.

Does Christiansen have citizenship? If not, she has no place rioting against a country that has given her the privilege to work there.

Hollywood screenwriter Beau Willimon said, “We’re shutting this country down if Trump and McConnell try to ram through an appointment before the election.

Aaron Gouveia, author of ‘Raising Boys to Be Good Men: A Parent’s Guide to Bringing Up Happy Sons in a World Filled with Toxic Masculinity’ tweeted, “Fuck no. Burn it all down.” Not sure if that aligns with his book?!

University of Waterloo Political Science Professor Emmett Macfarlane, who specializes in constitutional law, public policy & Canadian politics, tweeted, “Burn Congress down before letting Trump try to appoint anyone to SCOTUS.

Poor old RBG wasn’t spared by the Left either. One brave keyboard warrior wrote,

fuck you Ruth Bader Ginsburg

fuck you for not retiring under Obama

fuck you for dying under Trump

fuck you

fuck you

fuck you

You get the drift? All balance and just the right kind of stable minds who deserve to make decisions on behalf of others.

With an election most likely to head to the Supreme Court a 4-4 result could lead to a constitutional crisis.

It isn’t a formality. Republicans hold 53 Senate seats. It is unlikely that Trump hating Mitt Romney will vote for it. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has openly said she won’t vote pre-election.

As a confirmation process progresses we only imagine the Democrats will try to outdo the shameful mud slinging that descended on the Kavanaugh hearing.

Scientific American endorses Biden – first time in 175 years

Wow. Scientific American has endorsed Joe Biden. This is the first time the magazine has backed a presidential candidate in 175 years. We think it may live to regret its move. The magazine has merely exposed the deep partisan bias and confirmed again how much of scientific academia and media leans left. Why?

The editors closed with,

It’s time to move Trump out and elect Biden, who has a record of following the data and being guided by science.”

If we listened to Joe Biden’s ‘Moses and the 10 Commandments’ speech the other day, it was full of unsubstantiated hyperbole about the risks of higher incidences of floods, hurricanes and wildfires if Trump is reelected despite the fact that under the current administration, harmful GHG emissions have fallen by the largest absolute number ever in 2019 according to the IEA.

For a magazine that rests its laurels on “following the data” and “being guided by the science”, perhaps it missed the UNIPCC’s March 2018 report on weather extremes (with respect to anthropogenic induced global warming) which noted:

…There is low confidence in observed trends in small-scale phenomena such as tornadoes and hail because of data inhomogeneities and inadequacies in monitoring systems…in some regions droughts have become less frequent, less intense, or shorter, for example, in central North America and northwestern Australia. There is limited to medium evidence available to assess climate-driven observed changes in the magnitude and frequency of floods…low confidence for the attribution of any detectable changes in tropical cyclone activity to anthropogenic influences..low confidence in projections of changes in extreme winds.. low confidence in projections of changes in monsoons…low confidence in wave height projections…overall low confidence because of inconsistent projections of drought changes…low confidence in projected future changes in dust storms…low confidence in projections of an anthropogenic effect on phenomena such as shallow landslides.

Perhaps the editors missed the questionnaire posted by the UN Interacademy Council committee on its website which invited interested parties to respond to the scientific processes at the IPCC during the compilation of the gold standard climate bibles? These were some of the responses;

some of the lead authors…are clearly not qualified to be lead authors.” (p.16)

There are far too many politically correct appointments, so that developing country scientists are appointed who have insufficient scientific competence to do anything useful. This is reasonable if it is regarded as a learning experience, but in my chapter…we had half of the [lead authors] who were not competent.” (p. 138)

The whole process…[is] flawed by an excessive concern for geographical balance. All decisions are political before being scientific.” (p. 554)

half of the authors are there for simply representing different parts of the world.” (p. 296)

Lest anyone think that people from less affluent countries were being unjustly stereotyped,

The team members from the developing countries (including myself) were made to feel welcome and accepted as part of the team. In reality, we were out of our intellectual depth as meaningful contributors to the process.” (p.330)

The founders of Scientific American must be rolling over in their graves. If their scientific rigour is as sound as their endorsement then Trump has even more chances to secure reelection.

This should be seen as a rejection of Trump not an endorsement for Biden.

Emboldening goons by glorifying criminals as victims

Two LA County Sheriff deputies are fighting for their lives after a gunman shot both of them in an unprovoked attack.

To make matters worse, BLM protestors blocked the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling “We hope they die.”

These are the same people demanding their manifesto is the right path forward for America.

This sort of stupidity stems from:

Statistics obsessed sports stars who put feelings before facts and emblazon the names of criminals on their uniforms to paint them as heroes. Then the leagues who promote this woke activity wonder why audience numbers are plummeting.

Politicians like Kamala Harris who support groups which bail out criminals charged with rape, murder and assault.

BLM leaders who say that looting is just a form of reparation and that stores are insured anyway. An easy position to take when judiciaries led by district attorneys like Diana Becton require police to question whether looted items were necessary before pressing charges. Who doesn’t need a 75″ flat panel TV?

A media that dedicates days upon days reporting on “mostly peaceful protests” as cities burn while deliberately ignoring the murder of a 5yo kid shot in the head by a neighbor because it doesn’t fit a narrative.

Hollywood actors making woke videos to apologize for their white privilege and encouraging the defunding of police as they hide behind gates mansions guarded by armed rent-a-cops.

Day after day our newsfeeds are plastered with images of BLM protestors harassing law abiding citizens dining out. These mobs are descending on their neighborhoods in the middle of the night to yell profanities and threaten homeowners.

We have idiots attacking tea shop operators for not being black owned and attacking patrons for not supporting her madness.

A woman on a flight screamed “white privilege” at a cabin attendant just trying to do her job.

This is what the stench of identity politics delivers. No intelligent debate. Just glorification of people who commit rape, assault, battery, armed robbery, domestic violence, murder, deal drugs, resist arrest and hold guns to the bellies of pregnant women.

Perhaps this video of concerned citizens ‘physically’ restraining someone who attacked a cop is the perfect example of the true feelings of those who have had enough of false narratives perpetuated by the media which end up harming their communities way more in the long run.

As Tomas Sowell said, “Activism is a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are counterproductive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole.”

Nasty Nancy Antoinette ad pointing out utter hypocrisy

Rules for thee, not for me. Video here.

As the presidential campaign gathers mud, the double standards argument is a cracker.

America to be more divided if Trump loses – Rasmussen

It seems many believe America will be more divided if Trump loses 2020. Furthermore the understanding is that America is less divided under Trump than Obama.

From Rasmussen:

Voters see a more divided America after four years of the Trump presidency but think the country is less divided than it was when Barack Obama stepped down. They’re also more convinced that a Trump defeat in November will make the division even worse.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of Likely U.S. Voters think America is a more divided nation than it was four years ago. Only nine percent (9%) say the country is less divided, while 23% see the level of division as about the same.

Still this is an improvement over four years ago. Seventy-two percent (72%) described America as a more divided nation as the Obama presidency came to a close.

As we’ve long held, Obama was the most divisive president in US history. Americans seemingly agree.

Multiple Democrat mayors in Minnesota endorse Trump

Virginia Mayor Larry Cuffe, Chisholm Mayor John Champa, Ely Mayor Chuck Novak, Two Harbors Mayor Chris Swanson, Eveleth Mayor Robert Vlaisavljevich and Babbitt Mayor Andrea Zupancich, all from Minnesota, signed the following letter:

Like many in our region, we have voted for Democrats over many decades. We have watched as our constituents’ jobs left not only the Iron Range, but our country. By putting tariffs on our products and supporting bad trade deals, politicians like Joe Biden did nothing to help the working class. We lost thousands of jobs, and generations of young people have left the Iron Range in order to provide for their families with good-paying jobs elsewhere. Today, we don’t recognize the Democratic Party. It has been moved so far to the left it can no longer claim to be advocates of the working class. The hard-working Minnesotans that built their lives and supported their families here on the Range have been abandoned by radical Democrats. We didn’t choose to leave the Democratic Party, the party left us.

One Democrat mayor endorsing Trump might be seen as an aberration. Six Democrat mayors from one state is significant.