POLITICAL: I guess that a low-income student is subjected to the violent, chaotic “environment” of a failing inner-city school is fine?

https://www.realcleareducation.com/articles/2022/01/07/whats_so_frightening_about_parochial_schools_110683.html

What’s So Frightening about Parochial Schools?
By Shannon Whitworth
January 07, 2022

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Based on the questioning coming from the Court in the Maine case, the general consensus is that the Court is leaning toward striking down the law that bans vouchers from use in parochial schools. Predictably, the reaction by the public school establishment has been over the top. These parochial school critics don’t want to pay for a school to teach any religion (other than Atheism). They are characterizing religious schools as bastions of intolerance, indoctrinating mindless drones who will take the first opportunity to attack the nearest available marginalized group they can find. Taxpayer dollars, they argue, should not go toward educating a child in such an environment. But these critics don’t mind if that low-income student is subjected to the violent, chaotic “environment” of a failing inner-city school. How is that attitude serving children in need?

A former vice principal at Milwaukee Lutheran would end the days’ announcements with “I love you. More importantly, He loves you.”

Love is at the heart of any great education. In this respect, it is the power of a parochial school to restore not only one’s faith in God, but also a struggling child’s hope for the future—generally, with better academics thrown in as a bonus. Any rational thinker would think that is taxpayer money well spent.

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As a taxpayer paying for this “national disaster”, I am shocked that Gooferment Skrules are allowed to abuse these poor children.

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POLITICAL: Perhaps not all the actors have been identified in the “revolt”?

http://republicbrief.com/feds-finally-admit-secret-doj-commandos-at-jan-6-trump-protests-with-shoot-to-kill-mission/

Feds Finally Admit Secret DOJ “Commandos” at Jan. 6 Trump Protests With “Shoot To Kill” Mission
by Jeff Miller  January 4, 2022

OPINION: This article contains commentary which may reflect the author’s opinion

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What many believe about January 6 has finally been revealed to be true. There were federal ‘commandos’ at the Capitol on that day, and before. The commandos had been granted “shoot to kill” authority, and the FBI was running the operation.

Many people question the federal government’s involvement on January 6th. How did Capitol security fail so spectacularly? Were there members of the FBI acting as agent provocateurs? Were agents inciting the crowd to break the law and enter the Capitol Building so that then-President Trump could be impeached for ‘insurrection’? Was there a shadowy government or deep state conspiracy against Trump? Some things we may never know, but now we do know that there were secret forces at and inside the Capitol Building on that day.

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Ain’t that convenient?

What is true?

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POLITICAL: Political “theater” is like the TSA’s security “theater” or the FDA’s drug safety “theater”

https://cafehayek.com/2021/11/pittsburgh-tribune-review-sound-fury-signifying-pandering.html#more-53904

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Sound & fury, signifying pandering”
by DON BOUDREAUX on NOVEMBER 30, 2021

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This Government-R-Us theory is far too shaky to take seriously. So I offer an alternative answer to the question, “What is democratic government?”

My answer is: theater.

From the president down to midlevel staffers in Uncle Sam’s sprawling bureaucracies, each and every government official is acting.

Each senator is aware that he’ll be judged largely by the quality of the words he speaks publicly. Each House member knows that she is performing for an audience.

The president, of course, is less an executor of the legislature’s statutes than he is the starring attraction in the ongoing 24/7 tragicomedy known as “American Government.”

With exceptions too few to matter, the chief goal of each and every one of these officials is to convince the audience that he or she “cares” about us — that he or she feels our pain — that he or she routinely sacrifices for the good of America, possesses insights denied to less-exalted people and — if only the other party would stop being so blasted obstructionist — will perform wonderful feats that no one else can perform.

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Remember that politicians and bureaucrats follow the three “rules” of politics. 

Remember the three “laws” of political motivation: (1) reward your friends; (2) punish your enemies; and (3) feather your own nest. 

Part of this “theater” is to continually show that they “care” about you and your problems.

It’s all an act.  All “barbara streisand”.  All bull <synonym for excrement>!

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POLITICAL: Hopefully the USA doesn’t succumb to Davos

https://tomluongo.me/2021/11/30/germany-falls-completely-to-davos/

Germany Falls Completely to Davos
Date: November 30, 2021 Author: Tom Luongo

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If anyone was under any illusions that Germany wasn’t completely under the control of the Davos Crowd then I think this article from Politico should burn that perception into your retinas.

The article details what’s in the new German government’s agreement between the parties. It lays out the goals of the coalition as well as the roadmap for its policy priorities.

In short, this is literally a laundry list of everything Davos has been demanding and it ensures the complete neutering or submission of the FDP’s Christian Lindner to the Davos agenda.

I’m not going to go through them all point by point, the Politico article does that well enough.

What’s important here is that in light of the media release of OmicronVID-9/11 that the new German government is keen on serving its Davos masters agenda fully. Even though OmicronVID-9/11 looks to be the mildest and least interesting strain of COVID-9/11 that isn’t deterring European governments from announcing enforced vaccination programs, including from Germany’s new, fragile coalition.

*** end quote ***

Sorry to say but the global Davos crowd are no friends of Liberty.

The USA seems to be adopting the the worst of the agenda.  As if there was any good parts of it.

Remember good old George and “entangling allowances”!

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POLITICAL: A majestic fiction aka noble lie is still a DELIBERATE lie

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ignoble-lie?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29

The Ignoble Lie
BY TYLER DURDEN
THURSDAY, OCT 28, 2021 – 06:20 PM
Authored by Victor Davis Hanson via The Epoch Times,

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In a controversial passage in Plato’s “Republic,” Socrates introduced the idea of the “noble lie” (“gennaios pseudos”).

A majestic fiction, he says, could sometimes serve society by persuading uninformed citizens of something good for them.

*** and ***

Take Dr. Anthony Fauci, our point man on the COVID-19 epidemic.

Fauci misled the country about mask-wearing during the pandemic by claiming they were of little use. But he argued that he lied so the public would not make a run on masks, deplete the supply, and thus rob medical professionals of protective equipment.

Fauci also told “noble” lies about the likely percentage of the public needing to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. He kept raising the bar—from 60 percent to 70 percent to 75 percent to 80 percent, to 85 percent.

Apparently, Fauci feared a lower figure, even if accurate, might lull people into complacency about getting inoculated.

Fauci also lied about his own role in routing U.S. aid money to subsidize gain-of-function viral research at the Wuhan virology lab—the likely birthplace of COVID-19.

Either Fauci was hiding his own culpability, or he believed the American people might not be able to fully accept that some of their own health officials were promoting the sort of research that was partially responsible for more than 700,000 American deaths.

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When will #firefauci join “let’s go Brandon” and #fjb as popular jeers.

I remember the late Rush Limbaugh suggesting that people put a cardboard frame around their TV with the words “they’re lying” on it for all TV coverage of political speeches.  Where’s the “fact checkers” for Fauci?  He should be ridiculed and labeled anytime his on TV.  If ever.

“White man speak with forked tongue.” To quote the old cowboy TV shows before “political correctness” made it impossible to show anything remotely entertaining for fear of offending somebody somewhere. Argh!

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POLITICAL: Maybe parents can recapture their children from the clutches of Gooferment Skrules

https://nypost.com/2021/10/16/end-of-gt-could-further-boost-enrollment-at-nyc-catholic-schools/

NYC Catholic school enrollment rising amid end of Gifted and Talented program
By Conor Skelding
October 16, 2021 

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Enrollment at Catholic elementary schools in Brooklyn and Queens grew for the first time in a decade as the city scraps gifted and talented programs.

Enrollment for the current school year increased by 2.4 percent, after a decade of decline, according to the Diocese of Brooklyn.

New York’s parochial schools fully reopened more or less a full year ahead of schools run by the city Department of Education, which have seen a steep enrollment and attendance drop. More recent interest in Catholic schools has been spawned by Mayor de Blasio’s announced plan to kill the Gifted & Talented classes, as parents seek alternatives to remote learning and look for more challenging classrooms.

“The families that came to us last year stayed with us,” Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, superintendent of the Diocese of Brooklyn’s schools, told The Post in an interview. “This is a positive time for Catholic education within the diocese […] It is an alternative for families.”

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I trust parents more than I do the Gooferment, the Teachers’ Union, politicians, or bureaucrats.

We know from the origins of Gooferment Skrules that their purpose was cannon fodder for the Army, willing morons for the factories, and useful idiots to vote for and be led by the elite.  So maybe this is a chance to turn the tide.

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POLITICAL: So ends the “republic” with massive election fraud that will now decide ALL elections

https://populist.press/massive-discovery-in-arizona-database-could-flip-az-election-overnight/

Massive Discovery In Arizona Database…Could Flip AZ Election Overnight
September 20, 2021

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In the last 10 weeks, Arizona has checked the voter registration credentials with the Social Security Administration (SSA) on 673,560 applicants.

This is a massive volume considering most States including Arizona typically process around 2,500 a month. They’ve processed more identities in the last 2 months than they’ve done in the last 9 years combined. Is someone scrubbing a database, or auditing “Federal Only” voters?

A whopping 393,017 did not have a match out of the 673,560. In fact, Arizona weekly processing has one of the highest Non Match percentages in the country, typically between 50%-65%. In most other States this ratio is from 15%-25%.

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​I’m sure everyone will be shocked  — “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!” Captain Renault in Casablanca​

I think that the pollsters must now guesstimate just how fraudulent these so called elections will be decided.

Note: “so called election” has the same meaning as a “so called vaccine”!

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POLITICAL: Sanction a whole firm and send a message!

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/09/dirty_deeds_done_not_cheap.html

September 19, 2021
Dirty Deeds Done Not Cheap
By Clarice Feldman

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Glenn Greenwald echoes this more tersely on Twitter: “Russiagate was a gigantic fraud perpetrated on the public by a union of CIA and FBI operatives, the liberal/anti-Trump sector of the corporate press and the Democratic party.”

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Sounds like the WHOLE law firm of Perkins Coie should be sanctioned.  As a partnership, everyone shares the blame.

That should put the “Fear of God” into law firms that practice in this realm!

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POLITICAL: The “pandemic of the unvaccinated” is total “barbara streisand”!

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/09/15/cdc-lists-vaccinated-deaths-as-unvaccinated.aspx?ui=f9839516412491bb1e06c9e47058c6fb81b9b9b6acedf03e65e93dfdb263c1b9&sd=20210317&cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20210915&mid=DM993588&rid=1265340536

Shockingly, CDC Now Lists Vaccinated Deaths as Unvaccinated
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola
September 15, 2021

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you’re not counted as fully vaccinated until a full 14 days have passed since your second injection in the case of Pfizer or Moderna, or 14 days after your first dose of Janssen, despite the fact that over 80% of deaths after the vaccines occur in this window. How convenient
  • Anyone who dies within the first 14 days post-injection is counted as an unvaccinated death. Not only does this inaccurately inflate the unvaccinated death toll, but it also hides the real dangers of the COVID shots, as the vast majority of deaths from these shots occur within the first two weeks
  • The CDC also has two different sets of testing guidelines — one for vaccinated patients and another for the unvaccinated. If you’re unvaccinated, CDC guidance says to use a cycle threshold (CT) of 40, known to result in false positives. If you’re vaccinated, they recommend using a CT of 28 or less, which minimizes the risk of false positives
  • The CDC also hides vaccine failures and props up the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” narrative by only counting breakthrough cases that result in hospitalization or death
  • Hospitals are still also reporting non-COVID related illnesses as COVID-19

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“Liar, liar, pants on fire!”

Sorry, but the scamdemic continues.

“I wouldn’t believe you, if your tongue came notarized.” … attributed to Judge Marilyn Milian, but may have an earlier history.

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POLITICAL: End the FDA — an agency that has been “captured” and not by the “good guys”!

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/09/14/fda-officials-resign.aspx?ui=f9839516412491bb1e06c9e47058c6fb81b9b9b6acedf03e65e93dfdb263c1b9&sd=20210317&cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1ReadMore&cid=20210914&mid=DM992732&rid=1264279175

Two Key Senior FDA Officials Resign Over Vaccine Decisions
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

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While the resignations of Gruber and Krause might indicate to some that the COVID boosters have a political foundation rather than a scientific one, concerns over FDA misconduct have been present for over a year.

In a June 2021 DarkHorse interview,12 the inventor of the mRNA and DNA vaccine core platform technology,13 Dr. Robert Malone, said he’d warned the FDA that the spike protein — which the COVID-19 “vaccines” instruct your cells to make — could be dangerous.

The FDA dismissed his concerns, saying they did not believe the spike protein was biologically active. Besides, the vaccine makers specifically designed the injections so the spike protein would stick and not float about freely.

Well, they were wrong on both accounts. It’s since been well-established that, indeed, the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein gets free,14 and that it is biologically active and causes severe problems.

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Time to end the FDA and just let the Free Market “discipline” Big Pharma!

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POLITICAL: Where are the rolling heads?

https://amac.us/so-now-that-the-war-is-over-what-about-those-resignations/

GOVERNMENT WATCH / INSTAGRAM / KEEPING AMERICA SAFE / POLITICS
So Now That the War Is Over, What About Those Resignations?
Posted Thursday, September 2, 2021 | By AMAC Newsline | 225 Comments
AMAC Exclusive – by James Johnson

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Joe Biden asserted in his speech this week that his disastrous plan for the evacuation had the unanimous support of his Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, National Security Advisor, and top military officials. If this is true, it begs the question: now that the war is over, why haven’t those people resigned? And if they won’t resign, why haven’t they been fired?

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Sounds like a lot of “falling on swords” should be happening.

And the falling isn’t voluntary, then there should be some beheadings!

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POLITICAL: Why not follow thru with DJT45’s deal?

https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/08/31/fact-checking-9-major-biden-claims-about-retreat-from-afghanistan/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell&mkt_tok=ODI0LU1IVC0zMDQAAAF_P5eNt-0keUsO4qhHJp3ZlT2vtDkQNqNZ0SwKoyEg3ruWgapF4RENnc0Fh2SFR94wP-CwdYI8RXR6BRYTptkAwHMEJKurUXp4dHxyPR_q0q9H8Y1Q

SECURITY NEWS
Fact-Checking 9 Major Biden Claims About Retreat From Afghanistan
Fred Lucas / @FredLucasWH / August 31, 2021

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1. Trump ‘Made a Deal’ With Taliban

Biden repeatedly said that he was bound by the February 2020 agreement between the Trump administration and the Taliban that the U.S. would exit Afghanistan. Many Republicans are among those who criticized the Trump deal with the Taliban. 

Biden said again Tuesday that when he came into office, the Taliban was in the strongest position it had been in since 2001 because of a deal with the Trump administration specifying that the U.S. would pull out by May 1. 

“The previous administration’s agreement said that if we stuck to the May 1 deadline that we had signed on to leave by, the Taliban wouldn’t attack any American forces, but if we stay, all bets were off,” Biden said during his national address from the State Dining Room of the White House, adding:

So, we were left with a simple decision, either follow through the commitment made by the last administration and leave Afghanistan or say we weren’t leaving and commit another tens of thousands more troops going back to war. That was the choice, the real choice.
During his brief press conference last Thursday after the terrorist attack at the Kabul airport, Biden, responding to Fox News reporter Peter Doocy, said he bears responsibility. 

But he also blamed his predecessor, Donald Trump. 

“You know as well as I do that the former president made a deal with the Taliban that he would get all of the American forces out of Afghanistan by May 1,” Biden said. “In return … he was given a commitment that the Taliban would continue to attack others, but would not attack any American forces. Remember that?”

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How is August 31 May 1st?

Who decided to give up the airbase and release all those bad guys?

Heads should roll!

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POLITICAL: Hmmm, where will the Pepuls Republik of Ill-and-annoy get 92% of it’s power?

https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2021/08/07/through-incompetence-and-corruption-illinois-may-lose-two-nuke-reactors-and-their-power-grid-n407325

Through incompetence and corruption, Illinois may lose two nuke reactors and their power grid
JAZZ SHAW Aug 07, 2021 4:01 PM ET

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Meanwhile, without a way to keep the nuclear power plants afloat, the Illinois power grid is teetering on the edge of disaster. They’ve known this problem was coming for a long time. Back in May the Chicago Sun-Times (never a hotbed of conservative opinions) published an editorial warning them that they needed to get off the stick and get this bill passed. This isn’t a problem that’s going to solve itself and it won’t just go away. What will go away is the state’s ability to supply electricity. And then you’re going to see the torches and pitchforks come out in a serious fashion.

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You have to admire “political leadership”.  See a problem; kick the can down the road.

All for “climate change” virtue signaling.  

Even if, big <synonym for the act of procreation> -ing IF, you buy into “climate change” (which was “global warming” until it wasn’t warming and before that “global cooling” until it wasn’t cooling any more), until China and India change their ways and embrace poverty, nothing will change.

In the meantime, “We, The Sheeple” in the Pepuls Republik of Ill-and-annoy are going to get an fun carnival ride.

And, don’t dare blew it on Free Market Capitalism.

I wonder how a black market aka a free market in energy will evolve?

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POLITICAL: Holding Joe’s feet to the fire

 
9/11 families, survivors tell Biden to stay away from 20th memorial events
 
More than 1,800 people affected by the 9/11 terror attacks have asked President Biden not to attend ceremonies commemorating the 20th anniversary of the tragedy next month unless he orders the release of documents they claim could show links between the Saudi government and Al Qaeda.

# – # – # – # – #

And ask about the JFK asssasination records too!

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POLITICAL: Voting Rights = Ballot Harvesting?

https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/07/13/fact-checking-6-big-claims-in-bidens-partisan-tinged-speech-on-voting/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell&mkt_tok=ODI0LU1IVC0zMDQAAAF-Q0NVnoOz-O-yvnneAy9px4ba9k7Kd5OgKDL6NoxgD4nymO_rQjnAJTRT9iVCKM16HzWcpaszwZyq0B0gGpotEPPoJclnaGGj22YlW25MsNdVBOXc

Fact-Checking 6 Big Claims in Biden’s Partisan-Tinged Speech on Voting
Fred Lucas / @FredLucasWH / July 13, 2021

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6. Supreme Court ‘Weakened Voting Rights Act’

Last week, Biden also said, “the Supreme Court once again weakened the Voting Rights Act.”

“The court’s decision—as harmful as it is—does not limit the Congress’ ability to repair the damage done,” he said. “It puts the burden back on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act to its intended strength.”

The high court ruled 6-3 in the case of Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee to uphold a law preventing ballot harvesting and requiring residents to vote in their home precinct. 

The high court did not weaken the Voting Rights Act, as the president said, but determined that two provisions of Arizona state law in question did not violate it. 

One requirement specifies that a ballot cast by someone on Election Day will not be counted if cast outside of that person’s assigned precinct. The other stipulates that only an election official, mail carrier, or a voter’s relative, household member, or caregiver may collect and deliver someone else’s mail-in ballot. 

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Seems that “ballot harvesting” equals fraud; not voting rights?

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POLITICAL: Giuliani’s suspension is just political backstabbing

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/turley-why-giulianis-suspension-should-worry-all-lawyers?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29

Turley: Why Giuliani’s Suspension Should Worry All Lawyers
BY TYLER DURDEN
MONDAY, JUN 28, 2021 – 12:00 PM
Authored by Jonathan Turley,

  • Below is my column in The Hill on the suspension of Rudy Giuliani by the New York Bar. The widespread hatred for Giuliani may be blinding many to the more troubling aspects of the opinion by the New York Supreme Court.

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This week, New York’s Supreme Court took the extraordinary step of suspending Rudy Giuliani, former federal prosecutor and counsel to former President Trump, from practicing law. As a long-standing critic of Giuliani for his baffling, self-defeating and at times bizarre statements, I found the action was, on some level, reaffirming.

However, the fluid standard applied in Giuliani’s case raises serious concerns over how and when such suspensions will be imposed against lawyers in public controversies. Indeed, the Giuliani standard would seem to implicate a wide array of attorneys who straddle the line of legal and political advocacy.

*** and ***

The concern in this case is that we are seeing a weaponization of bar investigations after a wide (and well-funded) campaign to harass Republican lawyers, their firms and their clients after the 2020 election. And it has worked: Many law firms are unwilling to take on Republican or conservative causes for fear of being targeted.

The Giuliani opinion fuels those concerns. Despite a damning account of exaggerations and falsehoods, it often reads more like a venting — rather than a vetting — of grievances against Giuliani. Instead of issuing a well-deserved reprimand, the court declared Giuliani to be a public menace if allowed to continue practicing law, even for the period of his own adjudication. The premature suspension made little sense. The bar was focused on Giuliani’s public statements, which will continue unabated by any suspension.

Nevertheless, the suspension thrilled many in today’s bloodsport politics. Yet while the court seemed to apply a special “Giuliani rule,” it is unlikely to stay that way if — to paraphrase Carl von Clausewitz — the bar becomes “nothing but a continuation of politics by other means.”

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Seems like EVERYTHING has become political.

With different standards if you’re of the “wrong” political party.

Sounds like the NY Bar needs to get a slap down by SCOTUS!

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POLITICAL: Fauci resisted Trump directive to cancel virus research grant

 

 

Fauci resisted Trump directive to cancel virus research grant linked to Wuhan lab, new book says
Excerpts from the book, “Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History,” are being released.
By Nicholas Sherman
Updated: June 24, 2021 – 3:40pm

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Trump issued a directive to Fauci and the National Institutes of Health in April 2020 to cut funding for a study examining how coronaviruses jump from infected bats to humans after it was reportedly linked to the lab in Wuhan, suspected of having leaked the virus.

The exchange between Fauci and the White House is detailed in an upcoming book by Washington Post reporters Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta called “Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History,” according to Fox News.

The study’s sponsor, EcoHealth Alliance, was then told to end the remaining $369,819 balance of its 2020 grant.

According to the book, on April 2020, Fauci and NIH Director Francis Collins received notice that Trump wanted to cancel the grant. Fauci and Collins resisted, telling the White House they “were not sure the NIH actually had the authority to terminate a peer-reviewed grant in the middle of a budget cycle.” 

“The HHS general counsel told them to do it anyway and made clear it was a direct order from the president, implying that their jobs were on the line if they didn’t comply. Fauci and Collins reluctantly agreed to cancel the grant,” an excerpt of the book reads.

*** end quote ***

So why weren’t they fired immediately.  Did DJT45 learn nothing from his time on “The Apprentice”?

What better way to communicate to entrenched bureaucrats who feel entitled than a visit to the unemployment office?

It should have been an after-thought — “BTW fire all those people in that chain of command NOW!”.

Argh!

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POLITICAL: Suggesting an episode: 17th Amendment

https://www.brionmcclanahan.com/contact/

Listen often to his podcast and made this comment to him.

*** begin quote ***

I know you like “listener suggestions. (I hope you’ll consider this.)

The 17th Amendment to directly elect senators, imho, after the Income Tax Amendment, was the single most destructive Amendment to the “American Experiment”. It destroyed the ability of the States to resist “unfunded mandates” and allowed “carpet baggers” like Hillary Clinton an easy path to high elective office.

Personally, I’d love to see it repealed but doubt it’ll ever happen in my lifetime. Those, who want to get the money out of politics, could do it quickly by its repeal.

As a retired fat old white guy injineer that studied a lot of “systems”, I think it merely duplicates the House of Representative while “neutering” the State legislatures. If the 17th can NOT be repealed, then I’d just eliminate the House completely and save all that money.

I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on this topic.

*** end quote ***

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POLITICAL: The Deep State wants to protect Saudi Arabia at the expense of the truth, the Taxpayers, and the 9/11 victims families

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/548306-9-11-victims-call-for-release-of-fbi-report-detailing-saudi-arabias

Sept. 11 victims call for release of FBI report detailing Saudi Arabia’s involvement in attacks
BY LAURA KELLY – 04/14/21 06:16 PM EDT

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Family members of victims and those injured in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are calling on Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to release publicly an FBI report detailing what role Saudi Arabia played in supporting the attacks. 

In a letter sent Wednesday evening, the families and victims called for the top intelligence official to release an FBI review completed in 2016 that summarizes a years-long investigation into what responsibility Saudi Arabia bears for facilitating the attacks. 

*** end quote ***

Seems like a perfectly reasonable request.

The Taxpayers have paid for it and it should be the “golden rule” (i.e., he who has the gold, Maes the rules).

I’m sure it will be “enlightening”!

And embarrassing to politicians and bureaucrats of both parties.  (That is a euphemism because they both are identical expect for whose friends and relatives get enriched!)

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POLITICAL: Sounds like bureaucrats covering their A-double-Q’s

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/06/dhs-erases-report-about-illegal-aliens-on-fbi-terrorism-watch-list-crossing-u-s-mexico-border/

DHS Erases Report About Illegal Aliens on FBI Terrorism Watch List Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border
JOHN BINDER
6 Apr 2021

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has erased a report that detailed illegal aliens on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Terrorism Watch List and No-Fly List crossing the United States-Mexico border.

On Monday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency published a press release detailing Border Patrol agents’ apprehension of two illegal aliens from Yemen who are on the FBI’s Terrorism Watch List and the No-Fly List.“Two Yemeni Men Arrested by Border Patrol Identified on the FBI’s Terrorism Watch List,” the title of the CBP press release read. By Tuesday morning, though, the release had been removed from the CBP website and has not been republished.

A link to the original press release shows up as an “Access Denied” page with a note stating “You are not authorized to access this page.”

A CBP spokesperson told Breitbart News in a statement:

The news release in question was not properly reviewed and contained certain disclosure and policy information related to national security that required CBP to remove it from our website.

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I guess no one wants to make the boss look bad,

However, this has be more widely known.

Even if it reflects positively on “the bad orange man”.

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POLITICAL: Too much politics is killing everything!

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/04/no_author/major-league-baseball-risks-losing-the-last-of-its-politics-weary-viewers-after-moving-game-over-georgias-election-law/

Major League Baseball Risks Losing The Last of Its Politics-Weary Viewers After Moving Game Over Georgia’s Election Law
By Michael McCaffrey
RT News
April 6, 2021

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Sports fans like me are simply exhausted by the endless hyper-politicization of everything in our culture, and we look to sports to escape, not to be politically assaulted. MLB would be very wise to avoid playing politics any further and instead focus on fixing their ailing game and playing decent ball.

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It’s killing any patience I have with the “theater”.

The NFL pseudo patriotism was a “big straw” in breaking “this camel’s back”.

Argh!

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POLITICAL: Can “we” ever end “free” public education?

https://www.cato.org/blog/school-choice-move-it-too-late

MARCH 30, 2021 12:21PM
School Choice Is on The Move. Is It Too Late?
By Neal McCluskey

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Unfortunately, private schools have suffered for over a century from a chronic threat to their health that has been the underlying condition in numerous COVID-19 losses: they have had to compete against “free” public schools that receive large taxpayer subsidies. And as the chart below shows, such subsidies have been growing for decades.

Given the massive problem of having to convince people to pay twice for education – first taxes for public schools, then tuition – it is not surprising that the nation has lost at least 133 private schools, enrolling around 21,000 students, due to the economic effects of COVID-19. Most had been suffering from serious financial ailments long before that.

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In the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee, Gooferment Skrules have a ruinous effect on property taxes.  The Teachers’ Union runs the State and unlikely to change.  If we could KILL the whole concept of “free” “public” “education”.

Maybe if the First Amendment argument could ever get traction, then we could convince a court that the teaching of “secularism” amounts to teaching the worship of the Gooferment as a state “religion”.

Financially, “free public education” is a killer from a real estate tax perspective.

The political influencie of the Teachers’ Union is an anti-democratic tour de force. Given the inbreeding of teachers and politicians “We, The Sheeple” can never be free of these parasites.

I especially object to teachers serving on Boards of Education in town nearby where they work.  It’s an interlocking conflict of interest.

Argh!

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POLITICAL: Cui bono from DC “statehood” — the leftist “Democratic” party

https://nypost.com/2021/03/26/sorry-dems-but-dc-was-created-purposely-so-it-would-not-be-a-state/

Sorry, Dems — but DC was created purposely so it would NOT be a state
By David Harsanyi
March 26, 2021 | 7:32pm | Updated

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First, because they were concerned about the seat of federal power being controlled by a hostile or intrusive state government. Second, because they knew that if the capital were in a state — much less its own state — the people would vote to grow and accumulate federal power. Both situations were incompatible with the proper separation of powers and state rights.

Today, though, Democrats want to localize one of the only things in the Constitution that is actually federalized — while federalizing everything else.

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The Democrats clearly want to admit Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia to shift the balance of power.

Between that and the unrestricted “illegal immigration”, the Democrats want to be in power for ever and ever.

Argh!

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POLITICAL: D’s more upset about sexual harassment than the nursing home deaths?

https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3942450/posts

dems are bothered more by sexual harassment of a few women than they are the killing of 1000’s of elderly
Flopping Aces ^ | 03-15-21 | DrJohn
Posted on 3/15/2021, 4:25:13 PM by Starman417

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Andrew Cuomo completely mismanaged the COVID crisis. His ineptitude caused the deaths of thousands of elderly. He ordered nursing homes to accept COVID positive patients and sounded very crass

“Older people, vulnerable people, are going to die from this virus,” Cuomo added. “That is going to happen despite whatever you do, with all our progress as a society, we can’t keep everyone alive. Older people are more vulnerable.  That is a fact that is not going to change.”

Worse, he lied about it.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide confessed privately this week that the administration suppressed the true COVID toll in the homes. She also offered an apology — not to the thousands of New York families who needlessly lost loved ones thanks to her boss’s mismanagement but to Democratic lawmakers put in a difficult “political position with the Republicans” by the coverup.

Then he became dismissive about the elderly deaths

“New York State, we’re only about 28%, only, but we’re below the national average in number of deaths in nursing homes — but who cares?” he asked. “Thirty-three, twenty-eight, died in a hospital, died in a nursing home, they died.”

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Personally, I am surprised that the coverup of the NY nursing home deaths hasn’t drawn its own criticism.

Isn’t the saying “It’s not the crime, but the coverup”?

AND, I’m also absolutely flabbergasted that there has NOT been and avalanche of wrongful death suits against all involved.  Guess the ambulance chasers are afraid of reprisals from the politicians and bureaucrats!

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POLITICAL: A “political hit job” on a potential Democratic 2024 Presidential candidate?

https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/alan-dershowitz-andrew-cuomo-allegation-probe/2021/03/13/id/1013682/

Alan Dershowitz to Newsmax TV: Cuomo ‘Should Stick to His Guns’
By Eric Mack    |   Saturday, 13 March 2021 01:04 PM

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is justified in rejecting calls for him to resign over alleged sexual harassment or misconduct, because there is no guilt by accusation in American, says legal expert Alan Dershowitz on Newsmax TV.

“First of all, the most serious allegation, the only one that alleges possible criminal conduct – groping, which in a legal concept is just a made up word – but that’s by an anonymous source,” Dershowitz decried on “Saturday Report.”

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When I first read about Cuomo’s troubles, I called it as I saw it — a “political hit job” on a potential Democratic 2024 Presidential candidate.

CUI BONO:  Kamala Harris, Susan Rice from Team Obama comes to mind.

Of course, he should resign on the basis of “anonymous” reports.

He’s entitled to the presumption of innocence.

I was never a fan of his politics, or some of his “if it saves one life” logic, but this feels like “politics”.

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POLITICAL: Trump’s Last-Minute Pardons Highlight the Problem of Staggering Medicare & Medicaid Fraud | Cato @ Liberty

https://www.cato.org/blog/trumps-last-minute-pardons-problem-medicare-medicaid-fraud

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President Trump granted full pardons to Todd Farha, Thaddeus Bereday, William Kale, Paul Behrens, and Peter Clay, former executives of a healthcare maintenance organization….In 2008, Messrs. Farha, Bereday, Kale, Behrens, and Clay were criminally prosecuted for a state regulatory matter involving the reporting of expenditures to a state health agency. The expenditures reported were based on actual monies spent, and the reporting methodology was reviewed and endorsed by those with expertise in the state regulatory scheme. Notably, there was no evidence that any of the individuals were motivated by greed…

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Inexcusable!

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