An article in the Daily Signal today…

The Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Chris Coons, D-Del., raised a series of questions about the FBI’s handling of its sexual misconduct probe into Kavanaugh in response to a letter the bureau sent them in June. They expressed particular concern that the FBI had received more than 4,500 tips and shared ones deemed “relevant” with former President Donald Trump’s White House.

Well, since the FBI comes under the executive branch, why in the world wouldn’t they keep the president informed?

Meantime, what investigations are the Democrats quashing?

In a disappointing yet unsurprising development, President Joe Biden’s Justice Department has formally declined to investigate the nursing home policies in three states with Democrat governors that resulted in thousands of elderly citizens dying from COVID-19.

Are you awake yet, America?

What we have here is about as solid an indication that the Democrats are controlled by the communist Chinese as you’re ever going to get.

Eric Florack on July 24th, 2021

At what point does this become absurd?

Eric Florack on July 24th, 2021

I have often quoted in these spaces from Legal Insurrection.

Take a few minutes and listen to the founder of that website as he discusses critical race theory.

Transcript at the link

Eric Florack on July 21st, 2021

It has always fascinated me, the number of cultural Jews who will vote Democrat. I simply can’t explain it.

Think about it now…. In a period of 6 months we’ve gone from the first significant peace deal in the Middle East to a full scale war with a Palestinians who started this little affair. If the Palestinians really want peace, all they have to do is put their weapons down.

The thing is, they don’t want peace.

As a practical matter, it’s a little difficult to call a truce with somebody that wants to kill you and that’s precisely the situation that Israel finds itself in. All of this of course was brought about when a Democrat arrived in the White House.

And again it fascinates me that so many Jews were willing to vote for the guy who brought all this mayhem about.

Oh, don’t misunderstand me, I’m fully aware of the pressures that Biden is getting from the left. But isn’t that always the case? Therefore voting for any Democrat is an act of self-destruction, particularly if you happen to be Jewish.

And you know, I’ve asked my Jewish friends (of which I have many) what causes people to do that, to give the reins of governmental power to somebody who refuses to stand with Israel. They can’t explain it either.

Eric Florack on July 21st, 2021

Forwarded from a reader this morning;

My good friend, retired Buffalo Police officer Joe Lynch wrote this. It is echoed throughout the state by every Law Enforcement officer from every department. ……………………………………………

Joe Lynch
“Another horrific crime weekend in the City of Buffalo. 21 people were shot, including a 3 year old child watching fireworks. Shootings are up 89% in the city for the year. What has been done? Nothing, absolutely nothing.

But after this scary weekend, the politicians are in an uproar. The Mayor was out and the potential mayor was out. They were marching in the Donovan Drive projects. They are all mad now.

The governor was on the TV ranting and willing to throw millions of dollars at the problem.

This is why politicians are like diapers. They need to be changed often and for the same reason.

Cuomo is infuriated and rightfully so. However, someone needs to remind the governor that it is new laws that he and the liberals have been passing for the last 4 years.

Politicians want to know why no one will come forward and be a witness to these horrific crimes. I’ll tell them why. Your revolving door criminal justice system is to blame, among other things.

With the criminal justice reform, the defense has to be told the names and addresses of all witnesses against the defendant within 15 days. So I witness the shooting of a 3 year old. I speak with the police who arrest the criminal. Now my name and address is supplied to the scumbag shooter. I wonder what the chances that the scumbag will come after me. I would imagine they are pretty high. So why would I come forward? So I can be the next shooting victim? Great job looking out for the law abiding.
And all the other politicians stand around pleased with these asinine laws protecting the criminal. Yes, great job politicians. Pat yourselves on the back for protecting the criminals.
Criminal justice reform, Raise the Age, Bail reform and defund the police. All great liberal slogans but what have they done to enhance the safety of the law abiding citizens. Nothing.
I have an idea. Get arrested with a gun, get a ten year mandatory jail sentence. That my solve part of the problem. I could rant longer, but I won’t. Politicians need to take their heads out of their asses and look around.”

Eric Florack on July 21st, 2021

So now that we know that the Obama administration was doing this kind of research under the cover if you will, we now understand why the Biden administration is going to the wall defending Anthony Fauci instead of pushing him under the bus like they have so many others.

Fauci understands this… And he knows that Rand Paul has him backed into a corner.

Observe…

“Dr. Fauci, as you are aware it is a crime to lie to Congress,” Paul began during the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions hearing Tuesday, reminding Fauci of his previous remarks to the committee on May 11th, during which the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director stated that the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

“And yet, gain-of-function research was done entirely in the Wuhan Institute … and was funded by the NIH,” Paul said, citing Wuhan Virology paper entitled, “Discovery of a Rich Gene Pool of Bat SARS-Related Coronaviruses.”

“In this paper … she credits the NIH and lists the actual number of the grant that she was given by the NIH,” Paul said. “In this paper, she took two bat coronavirus genes, spiked genes, and combined them with a SARS-related backbone to create new viruses that are not found in nature.”

These lab-created viruses within to shown to replicate in humans. These experiments combine genetic information from different coronaviruses that infect animals but not humans to create novel artificial viruses able to infect human cells. Viruses that in nature, only infect animals were manipulated in the Wuhan lab to gain the function of infecting humans. This research fits the definition of the research that the NIH said was subject to the pause in 2014 to 2017 — a pause in funding on gain of function. But the NIH failed to recognize this, defines in a way, and it never came under any scrutiny.

Obviously it didn’t come under any scrutiny because it was occurring in China which gives the politicos plausible deniability… And a definite advantage over doing such research in, say, Florida.

The deep State and the Democrats worked together with their brothers in China to release this on the American public, for the purpose of overcoming a common enemy… Donald John Trump.

“America first” policies were hurting both the Chinese and the Democrats, and the only possible response at that point was to release the kraken. Remember, we have Dr Fauci on record, three days after the election of Donald Trump saying that Trump was going to face a pandemic. Now… how would Dr Fauci know about that do you suppose?

The most obvious answer to that question is it was always in the plan.

There are no other conclusions that fit the available evidence. So absent other evidence coming forward, credible evidence, it’s time to start seeing some jail time imposed on the animals that brought this on the world.

And I’m not just talking about people like Fauci, I’m talking about people who are directing that operation. Fauci doesn’t seem to me to be the type that would take such actions on his own. This was a directed operation.

Directed by whom? Well that’s relatively simple to make a guess at… Who would gain by such an operation?

People, we’re getting close to something here… And there’s a lot of people getting very, very nervous.

And I’ll get out in front of this thing. Dr Fauci didn’t kill himself.

Update: Rand Paul says he is requesting a criminal referral against Anthony Fauci.

Eric Florack on July 20th, 2021

Rush Limbaugh had his 35 undeniable truths. In that Spirit then I offer the following list:

# Even an ostensibly marginal interest in a particular realm by the government, means that eventually the government will take over that realm. Take as an example, healthcare. At the leading edge of Hillary care and ever since I have been arguing that when government takes over health care every healthcare decision will be a political decision not a healthcare decision. We’ve already started to see proof of that.

Other examples of this include transportation, the automobile industry, the railroads, the airlines, education.  Of these, the worst thing we have ever done is turn the education of our young over to the government. Does anybody truly believe then an education bought and paid for by government and directed by government is going to properly teach minds full of mush about the founders concept of limited government? If you don’t think that what gets taught our children has become a political decision, witness the idea that Johnny knows all about global warming, and knows all about critical race theory, but couldn’t balance a checkbook of his life depended on it, and doesn’t have a clue about what the Constitution actually says.

# Every monopoly in history was created, and maintained by government fiat. Almost invariably, campaign contributions were involved.

# Rights are not granted by government. They are granted by a power higher than government. When rights are taken away, usurped, that is a crime committed by government, almost invariably in the name of helping you.

# The concept of civilized warfare is a fantasy. There is no such animal. War, is the absence of rules. The trick here is that those who win the war get to make the rules.

# Peace is not an absence of war. Nor is peace guaranteed by grabbing hands around the campfire and singing “kumbaya” . Peace is secured through the ability to Pound The living snot out of anyone who dares to break the peace… To the point where nobody will dare try it because there isn’t anything to be gained by it.

# The law is not the final arbiter of right and wrong. There are unjust laws and there are immoral laws.

# The primary and just purpose of government should be to support reinforce and if possible extend the influence of the culture that gave it life. At a minimum, the laws that a government enforces should not run afoul of that culture.

# All cultures are not equal with each other. Some cultures are more valid than others, particularly where freedom of the individual is concerned.

# Irrespective of what color you are, you are the one primarily responsible for your position in life and in the world. By the same token, your being poor is not the fault of the rich, no matter what mega -morons like Bernie Sanders will tell you.

# When government grows, freedom shrinks. That’s always been the formula and always will be

# America, as founded, could never have been created with any of the pantheistic religions, Buddhism, Ba’hai, or Islam,or even atheism as its philosophical center. That’s because the concept of the value of the individual has always been at the root of the judeo-christian ethic, nowhere else.

# There is in fact a God. The difference between God and government is God doesn’t think himself to be government.

# Evolution does not explain creation. The evolution types tell us that it’s impossible for man to have been created over a period of 7 days. Yet, if God is held to be a timeless being, what is a day, within that context?

Gee, ya think?

Eric Florack on July 19th, 2021

Several people here in the states, (including, I believe, the governor of Texas) have suggested that there would be a full-scale rebellion if the supposed authorities push this covid thing too far.

And here goes your proof…

Despite the vast levels of militarised repression used against the Yellow Vests, not to speak of the relentless propaganda in the mass media, the movement never abandoned the struggle.

Only the “emergency” of the Covid crisis pushed it, more or less, off the streets.

Yeah well about that, I suggested over a year ago that part of the reason they pushed this business so hard was to keep people from talking together. People who feel isolated are easier to control.

That said however here’s the point of this post…

But now, with the announcement that vaccine passports will be required for cafés, restaurants, leisure centres, shopping malls and trains, something seems to have snapped.

Even the jab itself is not really the issue any more, with those who have already had it joining in the protests against the totalitarian laws due to come into place on August 1.

I was impressed by the turn-out for the emergency protest in Montpellier on Wednesday July 14, but Saturday’s numbers were on a completely different scale.

Even the authorities at the Préfecture admitted that there were 5,000 on the streets on a hot Mediterranean afternoon.

The crowd represented a very wide cross-section of the local population. The Gilets Jaunes had already started this process of breaking down the old “left” and “right” political divisions in favour of a broad popular struggle against the power elite.

But the process has now clearly gone a step further, with a new mood of defiant unity that must be striking fear into the hearts of Macron and his cronies, not to speak of Klaus Schwab and the global string-pullers.

The resistance hasn’t even started yet here in the US, which says nothing about the rising anger over the vote fraud that we were all witness to. And believe me when I tell you it’s all part and parcel of the same thing.

What’s really going to push this Boulder down the hill is one Arizona flips it’s election results based on the audit now I’m going.

trust me when I tell you this stuff will happen

There is nothing in any of the founding documents of this country, or for that matter any Western culture that I’m aware of that prohibits somebody from believing themselves to be capable of the duties of a fireman if they are a quadriplegic. Similarly, however, there is nothing that requires me to accept that fantasy as reality. Or is there?

Let’s consider the case of Doctor Levine…

..(yeah, that guy….and for the record, he calls himself Rachel)..who is now a member of our federal government and it was making medical decisions for the rest of us. (Assistant Secretary of Health I do believe.,) He is in fact an obese middle-aged male who inexplicably believes himself a female. He also considers himself to be an expert on mental disorders and particularly food disorders…. Which explains him pulling 300 lb at a minimum, I suppose.

And we are now being called upon by our government to accept these fantasies as reality, all in the name of “inclusiveness” .

Then we have the one where the guy is trying to breastfeed his daughter. No, I’m not kidding.

Then we have certain Democratic party members of the House of Representatives who claim Islam as their philosophical basis for everything, which in turn means burning down the United States of America, despite their swearing to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Again, this is done and me Spirit of inclusiveness we are told.

Keep in mind, now, that these same people who find no problem with those first two examples, also hold George Floyd and Trayvon Martin among others to be some sort of folk heroes instead of the criminals that they were. Again, in the name of inclusiveness. And have you noticed that the story of the mural of George Floyd being destroyed by the lightning is being suppressed? Not here.

In any event…We have now progressed to the point where all of these fantasies are being reinforced with the power of law and the government.

You will oooh and aaaah over the emperor’s new clothes, or we’ll put you in jail. (I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if, somewhere in Washington in a file cabinet someplace there’s a folder with my name on it.)

Okay, I admit it, I have hit you with one absurdity after another, here. But now here’s the question: at what point did we make the transition to madness?

Our country, indeed, all of Western culture, has certain ideas, a certain way of thinking at its root. What runs afoul of that set of values, that way of thinking, those ideas is poisonous to the culture. And we are now to the point where government is distributing that poison.

How much cyanide would you like in your beer? Don’t worry, it’s mostly beer.

Eric Florack on July 17th, 2021

A complaint from the anti-self-scanning department. They like the lower prices, or they wouldn’t be shopping there …and they certainly wouldn’t take the time to take a picture. One really must Wonder however, if they would still be shopping there if they actually had to pay the additional costs involved for hiring somebody that still for the life of them can’t count the change.

This little absurdity is brought to you by the same folks who inexplicably believe that the primary goal of a company of any sort is to provide jobs.

The reality of course is that the primary goal of a company is to provide profits to it’s shareholders… and jobs is a happy by-product of that goal.

The best way, therefore we can provide jobs is to get government to stay out of the way of business. That’s never going to happen with Democrats having the reins of power in their hands.

Face it, folks… the reason these self-checkout kiosks exist is because the wage demands are too high. They’ve priced themselves out of a free market.

Of course the government paying people to sit on their backside doesn’t help matters much, either.

Eric Florack on July 14th, 2021

This floated over my desk this morning…

And truly, that’s the reality of the situation.

davidl on July 13th, 2021

Ok Sherlock, I’ll give you two somewhat similar states. Now you tell me which one is doing the better job with the Chinese Flu.

State A: population – 9.2(M), area – 8,721(SM), cases – 1,026,286 and deaths – 26,509.

State B: population – 11.5(M), area – 10,714(SM), cases – 19,295, 1,026,286 and deaths – 482.

To the casual observer, living outside the either the White House or the media bubble, it would seem that B was doing a far better job of dealing with the Whuflu than A. The names of A and B, New Jersey and Haiti. Think about this before, or if, you consent to talk to Slow Joe’s Jab Squad.

Back ground,

From The Federalist:

Six Target stores in San Francisco are adjusting their times, opening hours later and closing hours earlier to try to curtail soaring theft.

They join Walgreens, which has closed 17 stores over five years in direct response to criminal activity. Last month, a video went viral of a hooded and masked man riding his bike into a San Francisco branch of the chain, loading a trash bag with merchandise, and riding back out — past a powerless security guard and two others filming on their phones.

Early Monday evening, at least nine men and women smashed cases and stripped shelves in San Francisco’s high-end Neiman Marcus store, fleeing with a fortune in designer handbags. The brazenness is out of control, is goaded on by the normalization of masks, and is directly enabled by district attorneys and other politicians.

The Golden City is joined by nearby Sacramento and Los Angeles, where retail crime has spiked, but across the country as district attorneys from Massachusetts to Missouri to Texas have declared they won’t defend citizens from theft, the story has gone much the same.

While it’s insane that crime is so severe and law enforcement so nonexistent in a prosperous city that businesses must close their doors early or shut them entirely, there’s more in store. Far more ominous than a sign of how bad things have gotten, darkened windows and shuttered doors reveal just how much worse things are going to get.

And get worse it will. There’s no question about that anymore, nor is there any question about it all being by design, by intent. As the article says,

We’ve gone down this path before for virtually the exact same bleeding-heart reasons, and we lived through the tremendous pain of the results.

The results of the Democrat party policies being enacted in these cities have results that are so predictable that even rank and file Democrats are beginning to identify them for the problem causer that they are.

I have said for years now that one cannot possibly be as wrong as the Democrats have been on these matters for so long and so repetitively without two things going for them… Talent, and intent.

They know precisely what they’re doing. Crippling the inner city neighborhoods is precisely what this is all about. They want these neighborhoods crippled. They want the blight on our cities to continue. They want people to suffer, regardless of what they claim of the matter. In looking at both the current events and the history of these things, there is no possibility of mistaking the malicious intent. There is no possible excuse for not knowing what the results of these policies would be.

I find the people that are pushing us toward those policies, those disastrous policies, to be criminally negligent at least.