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NYPD Blues – 411% surge in cops quitting the force

It seems that NYPD officers are quitting in force after Mayor Bill DeBlasio said he’d cut $1 billion off its budget.

Yesterday the NYPD claimed that 179 cops filed for retirement between June 29 and Monday, a 411% increase over the 35 who quit during the same time period in 2019.

One NYPD cop said, “There’s just droves and droves of people retiring. But there’s no surprise here, who the hell wants to stay on this job?…Why would you want to stay on this job when people don’t appreciate what you do?”

Between June 29 and July 5, NYC saw 74 shooting incidents with 101 victims versus 26 shootings with 33 victims during that time last year. Meanwhile, 18 people were murdered in NYC last week — 6 more than the same period last year.

Defund the police? Seems like De Blasio will have to Defend the NYPD soon before he has a crimewave on his hands.

Liberals write open letter condemning cancel culture before it eats them

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has written an open letter co-signed by 150 others criticizing the cancel culture.

It is sort of a sign when liberal artists start to see that the cancel culture is coming for them too.

Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial. Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and inclusion across our society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy, and the arts. But this needed reckoning has also intensified a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity. As we applaud the first development, we also raise our voices against the second.

In a touch of irony, the letter criticizes the right for its hand in illiberal thought and cancel culture. Although that was probably done to appease the left reading it. Despite conservative speakers being banned from presenting at universities or the plethora of radical left activists pulling down statues, demanding the name of pancake syrup be changed, renaming skin creams, removing cinematic art and defunding the police, somehow the right has been the problem.

Although the letter comes to an uncomfortable acceptance that the left is the bigger problem as these artists can now see it is their own that is baying for their blood and the right actually defending their free speech. Better late than never.

Still we await the cancel culture coming after the 150 co-signatories anyway.

Michigan Governor to make racially motivated 911 calls a hate crime

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gives a coronavirus update from Lansing on Monday, April 6, 2020.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she wants to make racially motivated 911 calls hate crimes. It is already against the law to make false police or 911 calls. So why the need for such legislation?

Will that law apply if a white burglar breaks into the home of a person of colour? Will the coloured occupants be guilty of a hate crime if they call to say the white criminal is endangering their lives?

Or is this just a cynical ploy to ensure the recall petition (to oust Whitmer) – which requires 1,062,647 valid signatures in a 60-day window over the next 180 days to qualify for the statewide ballot – fails? Hmmm.

Defeating COVID19 with more racism

In order to fight COVID19, Lincoln County in Oregon has exempted non-white people from a new order requiring that face coverings be worn in public in order to prevent racial profiling.

Who knew that a virus could be killed with racism?

1974 or 1984? To drown or be drowned?

The culture wars. Two films. One film drowning in free speech. The other drowning out free speech.

While the woke cancel culture mob is out there trying to turn the world into a modernized version oft George Orwell’s ‘1984‘ perhaps they need to watch the 1974 classic ‘Blazing Saddles‘ instead.

The Mel Brooks’ film was full of shockingly overt racist and sexist stereotypes. That was the whole point. The aim was to take these social issues to their extremities and poke fun at the stupidity of them. Simple but effective.

As one of the most talented comedians of his time, Richard Pryor was responsible for writing many parts of the script for Brooks. Not that it matters but Pryor was black.

Blazing Saddles was made 46 years ago and was an icon of its time. It is probably more representative about how society frowned on racism and sexism back then. For if it didn’t, those jokes would not have resonated at all. To suggest that we aren’t even further progressed as a society in 2020 is insane.

The irony is the apparatchiks of the radical left want to embrace all of the racism and sexism they proclaim to reject.

Perhaps they should watch Blazing Saddles and get a grip instead of channeling Richard Burton and turning society into subjugated masses of Winstons and Julias.

Follow the logic of paid actors at Trump’s Tulsa rally

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The left is now pushing the idea that Trump is paying for people of colour to attend his rallies. This was an advert on Craigslist which has since been taken down. A similar job posting like it was uploaded ahead of a Phoenix rally in 2017. It was shown to be fake.

Even if one desperately wanted to assume it was legitimate, let’s question the logic of why he’d need to do it at all? Also if minorities hated Trump so much no amount of minimum wage incentive would get them to join a rally that would hurt them over the next four years.

One million people have registered to attend the Tulsa, Oklahoma Trump rally. Tulsa, by the way, has a population of only 400,000. How many minority actors/actresses would be required, assuming Trump was so desperate to show he had their support in order for them not to be diluted in the sea of presumably white MAGA crowd??

As we reported last week, Rasmussen Reports latest poll revealed that 41% of blacks and 43% of other minorities support Trump. These are record highs. This is up from 34% in December 2019. And a 5-fold jump on 2016. Why would he need to pay for people to show up?

Perhaps the more sensible conclusion might be to hire a bunch of paid white thugs to pick on paid minority Trump actors to create a narrative that they the MAGA supporters are all unhinged racists to swing the vote the other way? CNN camera crews will mysteriously be on the spot as it unfolds.

Better still, just give Jussie Smollett a call. He knows how to arrange hate hoaxes. Beware of Nigerian body builders in white hoods, MAGA hats and bleach loitering around the Subway sandwich joint.

NYC Guide to safe group sex & combatting racism during COVID-19

Let’s be clear about something: if there is a spike in coronavirus cases in the next two weeks, don’t blame the protesters. Blame racism,” – Mark D Levine, Chairman, NYC Council health committee.

I wholeheartedly support my fellow New Yorkers protesting structural racism & way unearned power gets levied on the backs of Black folks-literally. Proud of @nycHealthy not just talking the talk, but walking the walk. #RacismIsAPublicHealthCrisis – Oxiris Barbot, NYC Health Commissioner.

Taking a leaf out of their books, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has told the COVID19 contact team to refrain from asking whether people attended BLM rallies.

Instead of wondering whether beta testing tens of thousands of people abandoning social distancing and screaming in close quarters might cause the spread of infection, it is better to suppress hard data for the sake of social justice.

Here is betting if a Trump rally was held in that de Blasio, Barbot and Levine would crank up the outrage volume knob to eleven.

Right on cue, Levine twisted that dial by tweeting,

Glaring omission in guidelines CDC released today on the relative risk for public gatherings:…They don’t mention that *indoor* gatherings (like say a campaign rally in a Tulsa arena) are higher risk than *outdoor* gatherings...This flies in the face of accepted science.

Effectively only gatherings of the left are OK.

We remind readers that in February that Barbot and Levine were the same individuals imploring New Yorkers had nothing to worry about with respect to coronavirus because the White House was just spreading misinformation. They openly supported people mingle during #LunarNewYear celebrations to defend against stigma and show outward support for the Chinese community.

Just to give an idea of even more hypocrisy espoused by these NY politicians, Levine wasted no time tweeting:

“21 states which started reopening earlier than NY now have rising cases.

Is NY next? It’s up to us to prevent this. By continuing to obsess about face masks, hand washing, social distancing etc. And by ensuring that contact tracing works here.

Don’t walk away from this fight.

To retweeting days later in celebration that there was

A massive turn out for the Black Trans Lives Matter protest in front of the Brooklyn Museum” (which had nothing to do with George Floyd or police brutality).

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Who knew COVID-19 has the ability to distinguish between what social justice causes matter when it comes to infecting people?

At least Levine didn’t waste his breath on just supporting woke protests when he broadcast the message on the safest way to have group sex during the crisis.

He tweeted about the muscled, tattooed, leather-favoring NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Deputy Commissioner for Division of Disease Control, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis whose guidance included, “Masturbate together. Use physical distance and face coverings to reduce the risk.” andMake it a little kinky. Be creative with sexual positions and physical barriers, like walls, that allow sexual contact while preventing close face to face contact.”

Just don’t forget to “wash sex toys with soap and warm water.” (p.3) and avoid “rimming” during lockdown where possible (p.2).

The intellectually inconsistent crusade that demands bigger gov’t solutions and anarchy simultaneously

Several weeks ago we wrote about the “hijacking” of the George Floyd protests for everything but that.

mrcTV’s Brittany Hughes concurs and explains how much further the protest madness has spread in America.

Note Black Trans Lives Matter (BTLM) protests have taken place even though they had nothing to do with George Floyd or police brutality. Just black trans rights. Not all trans rights.

Never mind that protestors also defaced the statue of Matthias Baldwin by spraypainting “colonizer.” Baldwin was a slavery abolitionist who pushed for black voting rights three decades before the Civil War. In 1835, he donated money to establish a school for African-American children in Philadelphia and paid for it out of his own pocket. But hey, he was white so must have been a rabid supremacist. Easier to rub out his inconvenient history.

If only these protests had anything to do with black lives or George Floyd. So typical of the hypocrisy of the social justice movement. As Thomas 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.

Open Letter from doctors on BLM during COVID19

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An ‘Open letter advocating for an anti-racist public health response to demonstrations against systemic injustice occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic  has been published with 1,288 cosignatories.

It is nothing more than the standard sanctimonious drivel sacrificed on the altar of political correctness served up by liberals desperate to appear chic in a cancel culture using their supposed intellectual superiority over everyone else.

The open letter lends its support to BLM during the novel coronavirus pandemic, stating that “white supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19.

Naturally, we wanted to test the depth of the bench of the consignatories telling us that we “Listen, and prioritize the needs of Black people as expressed by Black voices.

Should we view an art therapist who signed as a leading light? The group of Seattle 500 Women Scientists? The transgender entry? The lawyers? The veterinary surgeons? The housing company? The Twitter follower? How about Antonia Beachem, Human? The former probation officer? The postdoctoral researcher at the Barcelona Lab for Environmental Justice and Sustainability? Meditating for Black Lives? The Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility & Radical Public Health? The priest? The pastor?

Apart from the predictable content of the virtue signaling hyperbole, what a shame only 19% of the cosignatories are actual doctors. 37% that co-signed are academics (excluding MDs that lecture), 10% are students and 28% are individuals who don’t list their profession. The rest are a hodgepodge of activist groups.

What these puritans overlook is that most can see this letter is just an expression of their chic political views, wrapped in medical opinion. When so many sign the document from other fields, it dilutes what little credibility there was to begin with.

We’ve seen this sort of thing before.

Remember 11,000 cosignatories to a non-peer reviewed paper on climate change that included Mickey Mouse and Albus Dumbledore?

Or the Feb 2020 Safe Climate Declaration which hosted 100 speakers of which less than 5% were climate scientists. Most were from academia, media and high schools.

Or the 268 cosignatories of an open letter in support of Extinction Rebellion (XR). Perhaps the most hilarious signatory to the letter was Matthew Flinders. Our esteemed explorer seemed to have navigated his way back to life after 200 years.

Or the the sanctimonious video made by the World Mental Health Coalition (WMHC) where all members co-signed the case for Trump’s lack of mental capacity. Sounds impressive using “world”, doesn’t it? Given the World Psychiatric Association represents 200,000 members worldwide, WHMC’s 37 members seems rather pathetic by comparison. Be sure to read how they were prepared to ditch their Hippocratic oath to smear Trump.

Back to this open letter. Let’s not forget the poor ethics displayed by many in the medical community – such as publishing a rushed paper and retracting it in The Lancet on hydroxychloroquine. Or the farcical behaviour of WHO and its kowtowing to China.

Perhaps we might reflect on the alarmist medical experts who lusted power with ridiculously exaggerated forecasts which have likely tanked the global economy and created a far worse outcome for all, especially the minorities they claim to defend.

We can’t wait for them to sound alarms when people attend Trump rallies and accuse them of being grossly negligent.

So in conclusion, certain members of the medical community should stay in their lane. They are entitled to free speech but using fancy letters after their name to lecture the rest of us to check our white privilege discredits them.

A closing thought. Have these MDs considered offering their medical services to the black community gratis to help them overcome centuries of institutionalized racism? Of course not.

Who Knew? 18.6% of Minneapolis real estate listings up for sale in last 7 days

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Do Americans really want Democrat policies at a national level? As the Minneapolis City Council voted to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with community-led public safety groups, reports are that 18.6% of Minneapolis’ total real estate listings have come up for sale in just 7 days. Real estate website Zillow has tested at 15%. As a rule, 5-6% of total properties is a general average for properties for sale at any one time. Minneapolis at 3x that. Who knew?

What did these politicians think when they were debating to disband the police? None of this cross their minds?

What is worse, the tax base will shrink with it further compounding the problems these political hacks think they will solve for with kumbaya hand-holding. Watch crime soar. Well done liberals. Just when we think new levels of stupidity are hit, you guys manage to lower the bar time after time.

Once again, how can sane Americans honestly see Democrats as a credible alternative to Trump, for all of his foibles?