I blame Woodrow Wilson.
I like to start the week with a clean slate, especially now, when the George Floyd Freakout finds new ways to shatter previous standards of public decorum, civic decency, and respect for nation and community. However, despite over 3,000 words in three posts today, I still had to leave several stories on the bench that I wanted to explore.
Here they are:
What a coinky-dink! As soon as Bill De Blasio, one of those Democratic mayors that Philip Bump says did nothing to make his city more violent, disbanded the NYPD’s anti-crime unit, the city had an explosion of shootings. Police said a total of 70 people were shot this week, compared to 26 the same week last year.
This is what more communities have to look forward to as a result of city officials across the country putting their virtue-signaling embrace of white guilt and Black Lives Matter ahead of the welfare of citizens.
Of course, corruption in New Jersey politics is hardly news, but this story is ironic as Democrats are claiming that Republican opposition to mail-in voting is motivated by a desire to suppress election participation rather than a legitimate concern about the ease of voter fraud.
“New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal charged Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson, Councilman-elect Alex Mendez, and two other men after the U.S. Postal Inspection Service alerted the state attorney general’s office that it had found hundreds of ballots from a special election last month stuffed in a single Paterson City mailbox,” InsiderNJ reported. According to WNBC-TV, more than 3,000 ballots were set aside over voting fraud concerns in the Paterson City Council election — 16,747 were received, but only 13,557 were accepted — meaning a whopping 19%, or nearly 1-in-5, were rejected. More than 800 of the rejected ballots were invalidated because they were found tethered together in mailboxes. This was especially significant because the margins in two of the contests were razor thin.
I had a devil of time finding out the party affiliation of the politicians charged in multiple news sources. That usually means that it’s a Democratic scandal. It was.
This is perhaps not a new low, but it is still disgusting. Faced with threats by the mob that they were going to tear down a statue of American frontiersman Kit Carson that topped the Pioneer Monument in downtown Denver, Denver’s government had it removed by city crews. “Denver Parks and Recreation has removed the Kit Carson statue within the Pioneer Monument Fountain,” city spokeswoman Cyndi Karvanski said. “This was done proactively for safety and as a precautionary measure to keep it from being torn down similar to the sculpture at Civic Center park last night.”
Funny, I would think the responsible action when vandals threaten destruction of public art and city property is to protect the property and enforce the law. In that progressive Mecca Denver, however, the criminals announce the intended crime, and the city does the act for them, so it’s legal! Brilliant!
Carson was a legendary frontiersman, pioneer, guide, diarist, and soldier. The enmity toward him is nothing less than the rejection of the settlement of the American West. Leveling Denver itself would be as logical.
Yeah, this ticks me off. It’s an abuse of power, and if I were leading a tribal activist group, I’d insist that D.C. give my group a permanent piece of street graffiti. Cities celebrating their favorite races, favorite genders, favorite sexual orientations—D.C. already painted “Black Lives Matter” on a street to troll President Trump —is seeding division and failing its duty to represent all of the public equally and without bias.
And the stunt results from the same blackmail: oppose such special cheerleading, and you’re an anti-gay bigot, just as opposing Black Lives Matter tars dissenters as racists,
Yes, Scott says, to the news media, black Republicans don’t matter. In a fundraising letter received by Ann Althouse, the only black GOP U.S. Senator noted these headlines…
in contrast to CNN’s coverage of his speech.
“Here is a newsflash for CNN — I have a name and it’s Tim Scott… News outlets like CNN time and time again refuse to use my name when referring to me in article headlines,” Scott’s letter reads. “The double standard with CNN is stunning. …Why is it that when I give a floor speech on the same topic, I am simply referred to as a black senator?”
Caught with its bias exposed, CNN did a stealth change of both the headline and the photo:
Nah, there’s no mainstream media bias!