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Friday, July 24. 2020
Friday morning links
The Climate Virus: Hysteria Needs To Shelter In Place
The Truth According to Social Justice—A Review of ‘Cynical Theories’
How Dalrymple got canceled: Mob Rule comes to Britain
White parents need to quit caring about their kids
The Racism of Anti-Racist Education
Success Academy shows how school leaders behave when kids come first
Orchestrating Outcomes: NY Times’ Music Critic Says Blind Auditions Should End To Ensure Racial Equity
Rioters Rejoice as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces Columbus Statue Will Be Torn Down
Sierra Club Apologizes For ‘Deeply Harmful Racist Stereotypes’ Of Founder John Muir
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Joins Antifa-BLM Street Protests — Gets Cursed and Mobbed
The Media’s Political Suicide - The dying media is dying to kill America.
Will the NYSE quit NYC?
Chinese Researcher Accused Of Lying About Military Connections Is Now Hiding Out In Chinese Consulate
Trump's press conference hit it out of the park
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Well, so much for the "big, beautiful convention". Sounds more like a cop-out.
The "Karens" created a situation intended to destroy the economy to therefore make it more likely that the incumbent would be voted out. Part of that effort makes any gathering subject to criticism and the MSM works hand in hand with the Karens to make sure no one can enjoy their constitutional rights.
Cancelling the delegate part of the convention on his terms takes a weapon away from the snarkers who would do it by nefarious means, which have already been rolled out (this is why it was moved to Jacksonville).
Trump realizes he is criticized bitterly and mostly unfairly for any decision that he takes. So he stays on the one path that will keep him out of trouble - doing what he thinks is the right thing, and saying so, and why.
The people who are still capable of normal thinking will see it this way. The people who are still capable of thinking also note that he is owning his responsibilities - and that he has mostly turned out to be right whenever his detractors were busy calling him crazy. Spying on his campaign; Closing international travel for COVID; China as a bigger threat than Russia.
There should be no doubt that cancelling the convention will remove his opportunity to speak the delegates and the nation, review his successes, outline his platform, and improve his standing in the polls. And that having done this, will make it more difficult to justify rallies, too. Trump must be confident with his private polling.
Re: Will the NYSE quit NYC?
Perhaps they could move to Jersey, say right next to the stadium. There would be a delicious irony in that ... and a dedicated commuter line.
I think there is just a realization that any physical political convention this year, COVID or not, would be Chicago 1968 on steroids (and even more pot).
The big criticism, which I think is really more critique, of Trump from the right is that he is not a system thinker; he's at heart a pragmatist. His guiding star is not theory but pragmatism. If it works, keep it, if it doesn't work shut it down and move on.
The worst thing for a Trump campaign is to be associated with a burning city, whether or not his are the people who burned it.
The Sierra Club has no moral grounds to be critical of anyone. In 2006 they took over 100 million bribe from open border globalist David Gelbaum on the one condition that they never mention immigration and its harm to the environment ever again.
Climate Change...has been going on since our planet has had an atmosphere.
The Truth According to Social Justice—A Review of ‘Cynical Theories’: Or, get yer lies HERE! Fresh off the boat!!!
The Racism of Anti-Racist Education: It's the NYT, which I despise, detest, and distrust. (The WaPoo, too!)
Success Academy shows how school leaders behave when kids come first : Stickin' it to Da Man what hates kids.
The Media’s Political Suicide: I'm down with that. You GO, fools!
The Times should note the ethnicity and gender of every person listed in its masthead.
Excellent point James Graham. As whites are the inferior race and therefore less than, everyone's race should be noted so that their writing can be judged accordingly.
One wonders if/when the social justice crowd will come after the NYT for this omission?
Questions: Has the BLM insanity moved blacks back to the top of the victim ladder?
Is being black now superior to being LGBTQWTF or any other color?
Does a non-black identifying as black gain any protection from the mob in the current crazy environment?
Please provide current information regarding the use of federal troops in various cities. Are they on site? Are they physically active? What is the correct information--has the use of Fedeal troops been pulled back?
There are no "federal" troops being used in any American cities.
Did you mean federal marshals and law enforcement people?
Yes, i think so. I am trying to understand the President's position and his actions--there is a lot of crazy mis information around here and I need the facts--just the facts sir!
AND NOW THE REAL PAIN BEGINS
Our public lands are under attack
“Critical race theory” = a tool/weapon of feudal conquest of raw power, very close a la before year zero, with extreme deranged leftoxenomorph hatred for anything American, Western, rational, decent and so on and so forth.
It’s not a theory and it only camouflages behind pro-blackness and anti-whiteism of any kind.
It is actually cultural marxism on steroids trying to get kinetic.
The pro-black bit is only an attempt to capitalize on American moral panic of “don’t be racist”
It is all pivoting around the moral panic for the “n word”
The “n word” is just a boogeyman. It’s bullshit.
Blacks are among the most racist of all people.
And leftoxenomorphs are quite happy to use moral panic about race as a tool/weapon of conquest. (“Side with us of you-a-racist-white-boy!!!”)
It’s what got us the SOB crypto-pisslim kenyan traitor pro-iranian America-hater fagot in the WH and it keeps working just fine, thank you, very much.
It’s a moral con job.
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