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Newsweek smears Amy Coney Barrett then retracts

Who knew?

Such is the level of derangement consuming the mainstream media that Newsweek decided to smear one of Trump’s SCOTUS candidates, Amy Coney Barrett (ACB), before being forced to retract its statements.

Initially Newsweek smeared the judge with the accusation of belonging to a Catholic sect, ‘People of Praise‘ that “inspired” the dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

The magazine suggested that female members are forced to report to spiritual superiors known as “handmaids” with the assertion that “men have authority over their wives.”

Newsweek wrote the following retraction:

Correction: This article’s headline originally stated that People of Praise inspired ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. The book’s author, Margaret Atwood, has never specifically mentioned the group as being the inspiration for her work…A New Yorker profile of the author from 2017 mentions a newspaper clipping as part of her research for the book of a different charismatic Catholic group, People of Hope. Newsweek regrets the error.

Instead of focusing on her comfortable bipartisan confirmation by the Senate based on solely on merit and credentials, it had to smear a candidate being put forward by Trump.

Knocking Knees

No sooner had Jonathan Isaac bravely stood while his teammates kneeled, he did his ACL and is now sidelined, potentially for good.

Such is the depth of the sympathetic left that ESPN’s “Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz” posted a Twitter poll asking fans whether they thought his potentially career ending injury was funny.

The plurality didn’t see the humour and surprise, surprise the post was deleted.

Bible burning in Portland

Yet more reason Trump should win by a landslide.

Portland BLM activists have resorted to burning bibles and the US flag. Will the Democrats condemn these spiteful acts or will Pelosi dismiss it as “they’ll do what they’ll do“?

Don’t these radicals understand how religious many minorities there are?

As we’ve said for months – keep up the good work. They’ll only polarize civilized Americans away from a party that doesn’t stand up to this behaviour. They might detest Trump but they’ll gladly withstand 4 more years of petulance for someone that stands up for their country rather than appease woke Marxist thugs.

We dare these dickheads to burn the Koran. As we all know they are cowards of the first order. It will never happen.

Assassinate Jesus?

Yet another perfect example why education should be free. It has no value.

Timothy Snediker, a teaching assistant and doctoral student in religious studies from UCSB said that if he had a time machine he would have gone back in time to assassinate Jesus.

Not to be outdone he followed up with, “murdering him before his baptism.

Blessed are the meek. We dare him to tweet that he’d use a time machine to murder the disciples of other religions.

What a surprise he deleted his Twitter account.

How many Democrat state governors would dare do this?

In 2020, how many Democrat run states could lay claim to have a governor dare do this? NY Gov Cuomo? Oregon Gov Brown? California Gov Newsom? Michigan Gov Whitmer?

Sure they might do a presser in front of Old Glory and the state flag but none would proudly puff their chest like South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and parade at an event to let the crowd know exactly where she stands on love of country.

#Patriotism

#LoveOfCountry

#NationalPride

Check out the lack of Hate Crime in NYC

Check out the latest hate crime statistics in NYC, a city of 8.3 million. See for yourself just how little systemic racism exists…here are the Jan-Jun 2020 totals vs the same period in 2019 according to the NYPD.

Anti-Asian 3 -> 2 (-33%)

Anti-Black 20 -> 16 (-20%)

Anti-Gender 7 -> 5 (-29%)

Anti-Hispanic 3 -> 0 (-100%)

Anti-Muslim 9 -> 2 (-78%)

Anti-Corona 0 -> 20

Anti-Semitic 123 -> 57 (-54%)

Anti- Sexual Orientation 24 -> 8 (-67%)

Anti-White 12 -> 4 (-67%)

Hardly what one would call something that is rife.

So a Jew is 3.5x more likely to be a victim as a black person and almost 30x someone of Islamic faith.

To put that in perspective based on population cohorts, blacks make up 24% of NYC and Jews around 13%, meaning Jews are likely to be c.7x more likely to be the target of hate crimes as blacks.

If we were to annualize the 2020 data for hate crimes against population cohorts, a black person has a 99.9992% chance not to encounter it. A Jew has a 99.995% chance of avoiding a hate crime. The Asian community has a 99.9998% likelihood of not running into racism.

That doesn’t seem to be the story depicted by the mainstream media or by Mayor de Blasio painting it on city streets to troll the president using tax payer funds.

Liberal artists cave to the cancel culture days after co-signing a letter condemning it

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Remember those brave maverick left-leaning artists who co-signed JK Rowling’s letter to decry the cancel culture we wrote about yesterday?

Several days later, several have withdrawn their support after surrendering to the threat of being cancelled themselves.

Author Jennifer Finney Boylan tweeted, “I did not know who else had signed that letter…I thought I was endorsing a well-meaning, if vague, message against internet shaming. I did know Chomsky, Steinem, and Atwood were in, and I thought, good company.

Historian Kerri Greenidge also tweeted, “I do not endorse this @Harpers letter. I am in contact with Harpers about a retraction.

So let us get this right. The very people who co-signed a letter highlighting the anxiety of cancel culture over the anxiety that they might be cancelled for being anxious about cancel culture due to guilt-by-association just proved the point way better than JK Rowling’s letter ever could.

So much for free speech. Cancel culture is alive and well.

#BlackSkinMatters. J&J caves to the cancel culture mob

Now J&J is dumping hand whitening cream after social pressure surrounding racial inequality.

Perhaps sunscreen and tanning lotions should be banned by the company too? After all, those who want a darker complexion must be just as guilty of dermatological appropriation.

Or is J&J’s move really just a cynical attempt by the legal and PR departments to appear as a good corporate citizen amidst a criminal probe into whether the pharma giant lied to the public about the possible cancer risks of its talcum powder?

Also, did J&J ever think of the demand from similar products for coloured women?

Urban Rx deliberately targeted this space because of an absence of products tailored to their needs. Perhaps J&J should self-flagellate for not catering this area and apologize for racially insensitive product developers. Publicly sack them to appease the mob. Black Skin Matters.

Forbes says sales for UrbanRx are booming.

Urban Rx Founder Rachel Roff opened a spa in Charlotte, North Carolina 12 years ago and found that although 50% of the women in the south are African-American, Roff could not find products that provided adequate skin care for women with darker skin. Over time she developed a skincare technology she calls Cleartone Advanced Technology…Although she still operates the spa, that business is dwarfed by the skincare business, which continues to grow very rapidly.

See a need. Fill a need. We hope Roff continues to do well. After all, if coloured women care about removing blemishes surely they have exactly the same requirements as women of other skin tones. It isn’t racist. It is a choice.

Skin whitening products are extremely popular in Asian and Middle Eastern markets. Perhaps J&J should launch a targeted ad campaign shaming c.70% of the world’s female population for their dermatological privilege.

According to Grandview Research , the global skin lightening products market size was valued at US$ 8.3 billion in 2018 and a CAGR of 7.8%pa.

Didn’t J&J’s PR department study what happened to P&G when it targeted ‘toxic masculinity’ via the Gillette brand which wiped $8 billion in value?

From our perspective, J&J products are off our list. We never ask anyone to boycott companies but we are sick of being lectured to by sanctimonious businesses who want to morally preen.

These brands are totally within their rights to make commercial decisions about product lines.

However they don’t have an obligation to tell customers that their personal preferences with respect to hygiene, skincare or anything else are not in step with the times, especially in cultures that hold different views about beauty which are often centuries old.

Japanese skin whitening giants Shiseido and KOSÉ will be loving such corporate harakiri by J&J. J&J shareholders won’t.

Get woke, go broke.

Black woman educates white liberal in why Trump is better than Biden

A black woman in Seattle made her feelings known to a sanctimonious white liberal who thought she knew more about which presidential candidate was best for their community. Video here.

I guess she is exactly what Democrat Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley doesn’t want. Recall she said,

“We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice.

Yep, she wants the woman in the red raincoat to get back in her box and conform to the predetermined stereotype at once!

Identity politics is a cancer.

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).

BTLM

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).