How ironic that the US Constitution isn’t acceptable to Senate Democrats when it doesn’t suit them. Chuck Schumer said that his side of the aisle intend to boycott the Senate confirmation of SCOTUS replacement, Amy Coney Barrett.
We think that Schumer’s words reflect more on the Democrats than the Republicans. Politics, politics, politics. They aren’t fooling anyone.
When will the Wallabies wake up and realize that the last 18-24 months of woke political correctness has been a large part of the near collapse of the franchise?
From the handling of Israel Folau’s dismissal, players pushing climate change activism even though sponsored by companies with larger than average carbon footprints or the complete stuff up of broadcast rights, the Wallabies are virtual roadkill.
The franchise has lost its #1 sponsor in Qantas in recent days. So all told, for a business that has been looking to financially recover from a sizable out-of-court settlement, rebuild after a clean out of the board including the CEO on top of the release of the head coach who said he had no relationship with senior management, do the players believe that kneeling for a group that espouses Marxism, including the destruction of the nuclear family is the type of activism to bring advertisers and sponsors rushing to fill the void with equal wads of cash?
Have the Wallabies not seen the fan drain in other sporting codes like the NBA which is now ditching on field protests in 2021 because the ratings have plummeted so dramatically?
Why do they want to kneel for BLM now? Why not in the first two Bledisloe games if they felt so triggered about it being such an issue? Does anyone believe that seeing yet another sporting code fold to this brainwashing will sway the overwhelming majority of fans already on board with racial equality?
All the Wallabies need to do is focus on winning. That’s what makes the turnstiles tick over. We think re-signing Israel Folau – with a stricter contract around his social media postings – would do wonders for bringing the team back to life.
When all is said and done the team is a business, like any other. Such displays of social justice tend not to resonate with paying customers who merely want to consume the product. It is a dangerous game to test their loyalty.
Perhaps the Wallabies should ask themselves when they intend to finish the virtue signaling? Or will they merely switch to the next social issue de jour to protest about?
That has been the problem all along. It isn’t time to double down. It is time to reflect on getting on par with the glory days of rugby.
Oh, the sanctimony. 88 faculty colleagues at Notre Dame co-signed a letter requesting Judge Amy Coney Barrett halt her confirmation process and step aside til after the election.
It would have helped if among those 88 erudite academics, that one might be from the law faculty. Alas, among those who signed the letter criticizing Barrett, 4 were gender studies professors, 4 were peace studies professors, 9 specialized in English and another 7 were librarians. None from the Notre Dame Law School.
This follows a pattern we have reported on before where left leaning academics/activists pass off high numbers of co-signatories as a sort of validation process. Closer analysis reveals how often the very people who would make these letters credible are often conspicuously absent.
We list some of them here:
1) Remember11,000 cosignatoriesto a non-peer reviewed paper on climate change that included Mickey Mouse and Albus Dumbledore?
2) Or the Feb 2020Safe Climate Declarationwhich hosted 100 speakers of which less than 5% were climate scientists. Most were from academia, media and high schools.
3) Or the 268 cosignatories of anopen 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.
You have to hand it to Colin Kaepernick. He is now wanting a world without police or prisons.
Remember Disney is giving money to this serial SJW to make a docuseries about social/racial injustice and inequality. You know, a player raised by a white family and for a period earned millions playing NFL would know a lot about that .
Kaeprnick’s production company Ra Vision Media has hired Jemele Hill, a contributor to the left-wingThe Atlantic newspaper, as a producer. She had no qualms besmirching all NASCAR fans as racists over the Bubba Wallace noose hoax. So we can be assured of the balance that will permeate across Kaep’s docuseries.
Perhaps all those in favour of such a lifestyle choice without police (Minneapolis City Council just backflipped on this woke policy) should agree to move to a designated area/state where they can fulfill that Utopian dream. They can use CHAZ as a reference.
We reminded CHAZ residents at the time that when they created an “autonomous zone,” they didn’t get to demand a long list of supplies from the orderly capitalist society that they were rebelling against.
Don’t worry folks. Tonight’s debate between VP Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris will be moderated by Susan Page, someone writing a biography of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to be released in early 2021.
For the record, Page also wrote a book about former FLOTUS Barbara Bush.
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.
The New York Times has run a hit piece on Trump’s tax records. The paper noted,
“The New York Times has obtained tax-return data extending over more than two decades for Mr. Trump and the hundreds of companies that make up his business organization, including detailed information from his first two years in office. It does not include his personal returns for 2018 or 2019. This article offers an overview of The Times’s findings; additional articles will be published in the coming weeks.“
Drip feeding news is a good strategy as it takes heat off Biden’s basement dwelling and the civil unrest which has been literally been burning the Democrats due to their lack of condemnation. The media circus will run with it non stop.
Although the Amy Coney Barrett Senate SCOTUS confirmation hearings will no doubt be another farcical character assassination which will blow up in the Democrats’ faces.
For the record, if Trump ‘evaded‘ taxes, we would have no issue whatsoever with any punishment that fit the crime. However, ‘avoidance‘ is what any sane rational individual/corporation does, as Kerry Packer reminded us in 1991.
While no surprise, media outlets have blindly forwarded the ‘tax bombshell,’ without seeming to question the validity or reliability of the tax sources which the NYT is basing the claims. Then again why would they? Orange man bad. Destroy at all costs. Worry about facts later.
Are these anonymous and undisclosed sources similar to those which accused him of calling slain soldiers, “suckers” and “losers“?
The NYT wrote,
“In response to a letter summarizing The Times’s findings, Alan Garten, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, said that “most, if not all, of the facts appear to be inaccurate” and requested the documents on which they were based. After The Times declined to provide the records, in order to protect its sources, Mr. Garten took direct issue only with the amount of taxes Mr. Trump had paid.”
His taxes could well have been leaked by NY State attorneys investigating him. That in and of itself is a criminal offence.
For the NYT, if Trump loses office thanks to this hit job, it will matter not if the details were fabricated because the incoming government would view it as the ends justifying the means.
Are voters going to be more concerned with how much tax he has or hasn’t paid or whether he is going to be more able to get the economy back on track as the record pre-COVID showed quite clearly as evidenced by the most recent SOTU? Jobs and economic prosperity matter. Period.
Ultimately voters still elected a man who was on tape bragging about grabbing female genitalia. With that in mind, is avoiding taxes more of an election issue than crotch cupping?
We are 40 days away. Paying only $750 in income tax is optically terrible. No question. Although he isn’t drawing a salary.
Given the allegations, the services of this tax accountant seem rather skillful. If he has merely taken advantage of the tax laws, that is about as American as it gets.
Let’s wait until we see more of these claims. Perhaps Trump releases some of his TC returns to put the media’s lies on display.