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-Land of the Free
What the grievance brigade misunderstands about America
[THEHILL] The anti-American crusaders’ woeful ignorance of the past goes beyond thinking that Abraham Lincoln owned slaves; that ignorance extends to the present world as well. They have a brittle intolerance of human frailty and of the messiness and complexity of social change. America’s founders made compromises with their own ideals that today we may regard as egregious and unacceptable. But humans are never perfect; history is a record of moral failures as well as triumphs. We learn as much from the former as from the latter; erasing history is simply a power play and an act of sullen revenge.

The greatest barriers to racial equality today are not statues and patriotic holidays; they are family breakdown and a street culture that regards academic effort and achievement as “acting white.” The time spent spray-painting statuary could be far better spent in the library acquiring knowledge and mastering skills.
The saddest part of the current rage against the American past is that after the monuments have been removed, the paintings effaced and the nationalistic words banished, nothing will have changed in the status of the self-proclaimed intersectional victims. The academic achievement gap will be intact. The greatest barriers to racial equality today are not statues and patriotic holidays; they are family breakdown and a street culture that regards academic effort and achievement as “acting white.” The time spent spray-painting statuary could be far better spent in the library acquiring knowledge and mastering skills.

Posted by: Fred || 08/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under:

#1  exactly
Posted by: 3dc || 08/22/2019 0:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Very well put.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/22/2019 13:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Heather MacDonald is a treasure.

Her work in City Paper documenting the lies and BS of the BLM and other cop-haters is magnificently done.
Posted by: Lex || 08/22/2019 19:16 Comments || Top||

#4  erasing history is simply a power play and an act of sullen revenge

Bingo.
Posted by: Lex || 08/22/2019 19:24 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Scaramucci Hosted Trump Jr At A Dinner To Promote His Business Just Two Weeks Before Breaking With POTUS
BLUF:
[Hot Air] Politico didn’t provide details in its story but it too has heard of recent chumminess between Scaramucci and Trump Jr: "As recently as two weeks ago, one person close to the White House said, Scaramucci was with Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and a few other people and talking about fundraisers he was planning to set up for the reelection campaign." If that’s accurate it makes the timeline even more suspicious. Two weeks ago was August 7; Scaramucci’s apparent final break with Trump came in the days immediately following that, when he criticized his goodwill visits to El Paso and Dayton as a "catastrophe." If you believe Politico, Mooch went from fundraiser mode to essentially off the Trump train in the span of 72 hours or so.
"You want a friend in D.C., buy a dog."
~ Harry Truman

What the hell happened? Did he and Don Jr have a falling out? Did Scaramucci sincerely have some crisis of conscience that made him turn a dime? Because, superficially, he doesn’t strike me as a "crisis of conscience" kind of guy.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/22/2019 00:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sorry Ant'nie, we've got nuttin for you. Besides, Kimberly sez you 'suck'... and I always go with what Kimberly sez.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/22/2019 1:00 Comments || Top||

#2  This talking Forehead Fivehead is a dislikable disloyal POS. Have fun on CNN
Posted by: Frank G || 08/22/2019 6:09 Comments || Top||

#3  The white omarosa. It's a shame people like this were ever allowed into Trupm's administration.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/22/2019 8:11 Comments || Top||


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee drops out of presidential race - Nobody remembers which dwarf he is
[CNN via 10News]
Posted by: Frank G || 08/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  They might as well all 'drop out.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/22/2019 0:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Who?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/22/2019 3:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Yeah but now we are stuck with his mug on TV and another 4 years of stupid 'leadership.' (new taxes and more tree hugging bullsh!t)
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 08/22/2019 8:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Anyone running for Congress or President should be required to resign their current office. Now we're stuck with this idiot here in Washington state.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/22/2019 9:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Slightly off topic,
Heard, as predicted here at Rantburg, that Pooperlickin is running for Colorado US Senate.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/22/2019 11:47 Comments || Top||


Tlaib Goes Toe to Toe with Detroit Police Department over ‘Facial Recognition Bulls**t’
[BREITBART] Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) went toe to toe with the Detroit Police Department on Twitter Tuesday over the use of facial recognition technology, calling it “bulls**t.”

“@detroitpolice You should probably rethink this whole facial recognition bulls**t,” Tlaib tweeted Tuesday, linking to a Vice article detailing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) exhaustive criminal justice reform plan, with an emphasis on his call to “ban the use of end facial recognition software for policing”:
Posted by: Fred || 08/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [376 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What's the feminine for punk?

Where the hell did this repulsive specimen come from? How did she get elected?
Posted by: Lex || 08/22/2019 1:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Why is one of our nation's legislators using potty language and citing a gonzo-punk teenybopper tabloid as a reliable source for a national policy debate?

What a shitshow.
Posted by: Lex || 08/22/2019 1:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Wonder why?

Posted by: Skidmark || 08/22/2019 3:19 Comments || Top||

#4  If Detroit PD have any spine left, they should ask for a public apology now. Cite conduct unbecoming of a rep, and undue interference in law enforcement.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/22/2019 5:46 Comments || Top||

#5  There is no expectation of visual privacy when out in public. That's a long established legal principle. In many places it's against the law to wear a mask or bandanna when entering a bank or convenience store. Laws vary widely across the land on who can record whom where and when with or without consent of both parties.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/22/2019 8:29 Comments || Top||

#6  So tired of hearing about this bitch.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/22/2019 10:42 Comments || Top||

#7  So tired of hearing about this bitch.

The funny thing is - I think she's been the quietest of the AOC / Omar / Tlaib bunch until a few weeks ago and she's been batshit bonkers ever since. She's making up for lost time.
Posted by: Raj || 08/22/2019 10:54 Comments || Top||

#8  The Science Party strikes again...
Posted by: magpie || 08/22/2019 13:56 Comments || Top||

#9  Facial recognition technology (developed by the Big Tech companies) and the widespread filming of everything that happens in public by police departments is not a good thing. That being said, Tlaib is also a horrible person, and is making an issue out of this because she hates the police, not because she believes in personal privacy.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 08/22/2019 16:04 Comments || Top||

#10  But why, Vernal ? That is not surveillance as I see it. It's just a daily record of what happened where, and makes investigations independent of easily compromised witnesses. Technology makes it feasible and the state uses it.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/22/2019 16:27 Comments || Top||

#11  The interesting issue is no expectation of privacy in public with the expectation that absent cause, every moment of your public life is permanently recorded. Literally every public act can be recalled and examined, demanding a blameless life, not just a legal one. Who can withstand that level of scrutiny and not feel less than free?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 08/22/2019 17:12 Comments || Top||

#12  Carry a cellphone and you already have lost that privacy... If there are hidden apps that allow a third party to turn on the microphone (an/or camera) you have also "bugged" yourself.

Welcome to the 21st Century.
Posted by: magpie || 08/22/2019 17:57 Comments || Top||

#13  Collection of personally-identifiable visual data for the purpose of law enforcement is fine.

Sharing of that information for purposes unrelated to law enforcement is not good.
Posted by: Lex || 08/22/2019 18:14 Comments || Top||

#14  Lex, the problem becomes "How long do they keep that data?". Suppose someday in the future liberals make it illegal to go to a Republican rally. I know, I know. The Constitution forbids ex post facto laws. And guarantees freedom of peaceful assembly. But the Constitution is a "living document". So suddenly, police start combing the old tapes from the security cameras and looking for anyone who went to a Republican rally, and then rounding them up.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 08/22/2019 18:27 Comments || Top||

#15  What if a Panty-Fa thug crashed that rally and left a backpack with a bomb, killing dozens?

Wouldn't you want video footage and a rich database of facial images so as to accurately identify the perp and connect him to other thugs and break up the next planned mass killing?
Posted by: Lex || 08/22/2019 18:56 Comments || Top||

#16  Don't hinder bad laws by hindering law enforcement.
Use our well-designed and very effective political mechanisms - judicial review, elections - to solve your political problem.
Posted by: Lex || 08/22/2019 18:58 Comments || Top||

#17  Ban facial coverings outside weather needs and this shit would stop dead. Mama's basement doesn't stop your ventures out for fast food
Posted by: Frank G || 08/22/2019 20:25 Comments || Top||


Romney Says He's No Longer 'Part of The Republican Establishment'
Astute of him to notice, but then astute is kind of his brand thingy.
[KUER.ORG] Seven years after running for president as the GOP standard bearer, U.S. Sen. Willard Mitt Romney
...former governor of Massachussetts, the Publican nominee for president in 2012. He is the son of the former governor of Michigan, George Romney, who himself ran for president after saving American Motors from failure, though not permanently. Romney has a record as a successful businessman, heading Bain Capital, and he rescued the 2002 Winter Olympics from the midst of bribery and mismanagement scandals. He is currently a senator from Utah, a member of the Never Trump Party...
on Monday described himself as a "renegade Republican" and said that he is "not part of the Republican establishment these days."
"Courageous, I'm like the pasty Spartacus"
In a wide-ranging speech at the Sutherland Institute, a conservative think tank in Salt Lake City, Utah’s junior senator argued against "socialist" proposals being discussed on the Democratic presidential debate stage such as "Medicare for All" and free college tuition. He also lamented that "neither party is interested in talking about the debt and the deficit."
Posted by: Fred || 08/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [431 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wants to be the new McCain. Very sad.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/22/2019 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Poor bugger never was part of the republican establishment.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/22/2019 0:23 Comments || Top||

#3  He's joining the Dem establishment?
Posted by: Glenmore || 08/22/2019 0:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Republicans moving away from uniparty is great news.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/22/2019 5:44 Comments || Top||

#5  i can almost hear the MSM articles being written, describing him in his mavericky maverickness
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 08/22/2019 7:11 Comments || Top||

#6  He has always been part of the leftist, globalist, RINO establishment. He is just butthurt that Trump ruined his boy-band.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/22/2019 9:05 Comments || Top||

#7  "In fact, I'm a Libupblican !"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/22/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||

#8  Et tu, Brute?

..Brutus is an honorable man.

Hopefully, the electorate in Utah will remember the duplicitous behavior unlike their Arizona counterparts.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/22/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||

#9  So tragic, always the last to know.
Posted by: Cesare || 08/22/2019 10:09 Comments || Top||

#10  Part of Mitt fading away.
Posted by: Mrs. Davis || 08/22/2019 10:11 Comments || Top||

#11  Odd that he was governor of Massachusetts, then he bought a big, fancy place in La Jolla (wealthy community in San Diego) and now he's the junior senator from Utah. I understand about the Mormon connection but still, I didn't think the people of Utah would cotton to carpet baggers.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/22/2019 10:37 Comments || Top||

#12  Especially when this particular carpet bagger is a sniveling weasel.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/22/2019 10:38 Comments || Top||

#13  Squishy Mitt Romney is a RINO as is Paul Ryan. These NeverTrumpers may have moved from RINO to full blown Dem.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/22/2019 11:44 Comments || Top||

#14  I would like to think that the Republican establishment has changed that much. Romney hasn't. But the truth is that he is very much still one of them, and they are very much still around.
Posted by: Iblis || 08/22/2019 12:00 Comments || Top||

#15  I am embarrassed that I voted for this establishment drone.
Posted by: warthogswife || 08/22/2019 17:45 Comments || Top||

#16  warthogswife, I too voted for Romney. Well, not so much FOR Romney as AGAINST Obama.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 08/22/2019 18:23 Comments || Top||

#17  He would have been better for the country — and the world —than a second Obama term.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/22/2019 18:31 Comments || Top||

#18  Did we really elect Obama president? I was hoping I just dreamed that.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/22/2019 20:20 Comments || Top||

#19  Actually, his problem is that he is part of the Republican establishment.

The real one, not the Fake Opposition Washington Generals one.
Posted by: charger || 08/22/2019 20:21 Comments || Top||

#20  Speaking of Obama, did anyone think it interesting that the first film he produced for Netflix was about a Chinese company owning and running a US factory in the US?

Granted I haven't seen the thing, just heard synopsis but I thought it was interesting.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/22/2019 23:48 Comments || Top||


Audio snafu turns Bill de Blasio into laughingstock at campaign event
[NYPOST] We already knew he was full of hot air ‐ but helium, too?

Mayor Bill de Blasio
...cryptocommie mayor of New York and for some reason a Dem candidate for president in 2020. Corrupt and incompetent, his qualifications for office seem to consist of being married to a black woman, with whom he honeymooned in Cuba. He has a preppy-looking son named Dante, whose Divine Comedy involved getting his back hair up when a police car drove past him slowly...
’s livestreamed appearance Wednesday at a campaign event in Iowa turned into an episode of "Alvin and the Chipmunks" thanks to an embarrassing audio snafu.

The screw-up distorted de Blasio’s voice as he appeared at the Iowa Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations’ conference on giant projector screens via a video link from Gracie Mansion.

"Organized labor in Iowa has been fighting a really, really difficult battle but you’ve been doing it in a way that shows so much passion, so much strength," the termed-out mayor tells the packed room, unwittingly in a high-pitched voice.

The 2020 Democratic longshot was supposed to be making his pitch in person, but a bout of bad weather canceled his Tuesday night flight to Iowa.

Members of the audience can be seen cracking up and glancing at audio technicians in the back of the room as Hizzoner ‐ unaware of the technical problems ‐ continues his usual drone about "working people first."

The bizarre incident left the event’s emcee, Charlie Wishman, scratching his head.

"OK, so that was a little bit different. [I] apologize to Mayor de Blasio," said Wishman, the chapter’s secretary-treasurer. "Our video conferencing was working this morning when [AFL-CIO President Richard] Trumka was on, so I’m not entirely sure what happened."

Posted by: Fred || 08/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [271 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Coulda happened to anyone.
Even Mayor Putz.
Posted by: Lex || 08/22/2019 2:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Russian hackerz?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/22/2019 7:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Fyi short video at link.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/22/2019 9:27 Comments || Top||

#4  He was a laughing stock long before this.
Posted by: chris || 08/22/2019 10:38 Comments || Top||

#5  "turns"??
Posted by: Lex || 08/22/2019 19:10 Comments || Top||

#6  "FEED ME, SEYMOUR!!!!! FEED ME NOW!!!!!

Sez his ego.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 08/22/2019 22:56 Comments || Top||



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Thu 2019-08-22
  Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency
Wed 2019-08-21
  Taliban chief Mullah Haibatullah was the primary target of Quetta bombing
Tue 2019-08-20
  Furniture, books 'torched' at girls school in Gilgit-Baltistan's Diamer
Mon 2019-08-19
  Another prayer leader killed near Quetta
Sun 2019-08-18
  Explosion Targets Wedding Hall In Kabul; Casualties Feared UPDATE: 63 dead, ISIS claims it
Sat 2019-08-17
  Two killed in Pakistan mosque bomb blast
Fri 2019-08-16
  Special Forces arrest Khalifa Daud, Haqqani network’s key member in Kabul
Thu 2019-08-15
  Iraq anti-terrorism troops kill 10 IS militants, capture 5 others in Anbar
Wed 2019-08-14
  On beyond Veritas: Google Insider Turns Over 950 Pages Of Docs And Laptop To DOJ
Tue 2019-08-13
  North Macedonia police find 22 migrants packed into SUV
Mon 2019-08-12
  UAE-backed forces expel Saudi-backed troops from Yemeni Presidential Palace
Sun 2019-08-11
  Southern Transitional Council stages an attempted coup, says Yemeni government
Sat 2019-08-10
  Jeffrey Epstein dead in Arkancide
Fri 2019-08-09
  US slaps Hezbollah financier with 5-year prison sentence, $50m. fine
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  Clashes erupt between Indian, Pakistani forces in Kashmir

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