A potpourri of items from the web and in the news, with some (let’s hope) pertinent comments upon them:
First up, Chicago Mayor Lightfoot spends long minutes quibbling with a reporter because he called violence in her city last summer “race riots.” After excoriating him for his opinion that these were race riots, she then admonished him for criticizing her own opinion, false though it may be, that 99.9% of criticism thrown her way is only because she’s black, female, (and lesbian). So reporters don’t have a “right” to critique her opinions but she seems to believe that she has a right to critique theirs. Different strokes!
Back in February, “The Pragmatist Constitutionalist” opined about the alleged “insurrection” at the Capitol on January 6. (He was there.) The entire article is worth reading, as is his previous commentary about what he personally witnessed that day. This is especially pertinent for those who want to understand what’s happening here:
I do not believe officials making these decisions (to stand down and “allow” the incursions) were complicit in planning with the violent factions. I know they knew what potential existed and that they carefully orchestrated, by command-and-control actions, each step of the events that transpired. National Guard presence was not wanted on site, too early, so as to not scare off the militant groups and thwart their intentions. Once it was determined the militant factions would not use overtly deadly force, (firearms), they were gradually allowed access to the Capitol grounds, steps, and then the building. … The presence of riot-geared photographers, with press badges — already on site long before the conclusion of Trump’s speech — was a dead giveaway that “up the chain” officials both knew and had tipped off the media about what was to come.
From his eyewitness account, come these interesting observations:
At 2:03 a loudspeaker begins to roll a dystopian prerecorded message warning that anyone remaining in the area was now subject to arrest, and that “riot control agents and impact weapons” were going to be employed. …
Then . . . inexplicably . . . at 2:15 p.m., the staircase under the scaffolding became a free flowing mass of human beings moving upwards, unimpeded. The violence on my level stopped, and everyone began moving toward the stairs. …I decided to join in the flow.
At 2:17 p.m. … People were cheering, smiling, taking selfies, waving flags . . . and the police are now standing off to the side, no longer interfering with the crowd’s passage through an open door directly into the Capitol Building. Armed police officers are idly chatting amongst themselves, completely ignoring the crowd, having obviously been given orders to “stand down.” …
Why did they let them in?
That’s the $64,000 question, isn’t it?
They broadcast the notification that anyone who hangs around will now be arrested and force will be used against anyone who remains. We’ve seen instances over the past year where these police tactics did, indeed, stop protests in their tracks. If the authorities had followed through with these tactics, then most certainly that crowd of mostly peaceful Trump supporters would have dispersed. Then, inexplicably, the powers that be do not make good on their threat but instead open the doors, from the inside, and literally invite the protesters into the Capitol building.
“Why did they let them in?”
Let’s hope that upcoming trials of the alleged “insurrectionists” will actually investigate this issue and provide some answers to We the People because, after all, we have a right to know.
The Democrats intend to keep on pushing their federalization of elections, despite that the Constitution assigns that process to the States. Recently, Obama minion Rep. James Clyburn said he may deign to give a little on the issue of voter ID, which a vast majority of Americans (80%) want.
The interviewer mentioned that some Democrats suggested a utility bill as acceptible voter ID. Say what? A utility bill?
Of what use is a gas, water, electric, or cable bill in identifying a valid, eligible voter? Most bills come in the name of one person. What’s every other voter in the household going to use? Is every person who pays for utility service an eligible voter? Of course not.
All illegal aliens who live here and use utility services will have utility bills to present. Does that bill prove they’re eligible to vote? Of course not.
Ditto for non-citizens. Does a utility bill prove they’re eligible to vote? Of course not.
What about felons? If they present, for example, a cable bill, does that prove they’re eligible to vote? Of course not.
The Democrats really do think We the People are stupid.
Here’s a happy thought. The Biden administration intends to send people door-to-door to harass private citizens about their vaccination status. Don’t worry. They just want to “ensure” that you “have the
propaganda information” you need to decide to do what Biden and his ilk want you to do. Your mother likely taught you not to answer the door to strangers. Good advice!
Here’s a story not widely seen:
President Joe Biden dropped to his knees during a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the White House on Monday, in an exceedingly bizarre and embarrassing show of desperation.
President Rivlin and his chief of staff Rivka Ravitz could be seen laughing at Biden during the humiliating display.
Check out the photo at the link. This is our president (allegedly).
Babylon Bee has an important update on the origin of the “CRT virus.” Read it and laugh (even though there’s nothing funny about CRT itself).
Finally, just because “the babies are so cute,” watch a bear and her cubs surprise this very lucky guy. (Lucky, because Mom must have decided he was no threat to her cute babies.)