Sarah Hoyt:

YES, I DO REALIZE THAT THIS IS ZERO HEDGE: New Video Reveals Capitol Police Officer Giving Protesters Permission To Enter Building.

However, this accords with everything we’ve seen of the Glorious Sixth. (Style Sheet, people, discipline. Do not under any circumstances adopt the left’s wording. The 6th were not riots. A forlorn hope, a desperate attempt to make themselves heard, a Glorious bit of American hopefulness, to yell one last time “but it was stolen” and perhaps to get our corrupt institutions to wake up. But riots, they were not. What damage there was seems to have been the work of tyros. And honestly I wouldn’t have held a little damage against them. Not with what the left has been and is doing. But nothing was set on fire, and the only one killed was poor Ashli Babbit [#Sayhername; #justiceforAshliBabbit.])

Indeed so.

And look …before I even begin commenting on what Sarah wrote, a prerequisite question:

Can anybody remember the last time… If there ever was such a time… that the narrative that the left was spewing was actually true?

Now then, let’s consider the Democrats following the election of Donald Trump:

I’m willing to bet that you never saw this on the mainstream media in the last two years of the Trump presidency. (And don’t for a minute think that Pelosi was alone here. Notice the number of likes which undoubtedly went higher after this capture was taken. (At least, before the post was taken down.)

Notice also, if you please, that the very same people who are telling us now that there is no way that an election could be hacked were in fact telling us all that the election was hacked four years before.

The thing is, this kind of double standard is part and parcel of what the left has been doing all along; For example, Sarah also links the following this morning:

Punching isn’t wrong, for example, depending on who you punch.

Violent protest isn’t wrong, for example, depending on what you protest.

Racism isn’t wrong, for example, depending on who you are racist against.

And our LAWS also seem increasingly to depend on who you are and your group membership or affiliation.
Biden can be an authoritarian *sshat but people WANT THAT. Because it’s not authoritarian, for example, depending on whose rights are being impinged.

Of course, leftist arguments about group identity … And more specifically what constitutes each group… are crucial to their politics, because not only do they get to define the group, but they also get to define the way each group thinks.

Don’t believe me? Look closely at the left and it’s reaction to conservative blacks. The Candace owens, the David Dorns, the Dr Walter Williams’, the Dr. Thomas Sowells, the Justice Clarence Thomas’s and the Candice Owens of the world. Sing it with me, children:

“They are not real blacks.”

Or as Joe Biden put it:

‘If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black’

Here’s a reminder:

Isn’t leftist group politics fun?

If Hillary Clinton doesn’t win the White House, (by, it should be noted, landside proportions) then the idea that the election was stolen is valid and proper.

Let anyone suggest that Joe Biden’s supposed victory wasn’t legitimate, and that opposition must be silenced, even with deadly force, as Ashli Babbitt found out.

And yes, I’m very much aware that there are establishment Republicans who are mouthing what the Democrats are saying these days about the most recent election. Let’s remember please, that this same group never really supported Ronald Reagan either one of the most wildly popular presidents in American history.

Why?

Because the establishment GOP doesn’t believe in being conservative, either.

Eric Florack on May 15th, 2021

Two women are sitting drinking coffee over the kitchen table, and one says to the other,

“Gretta, what would you do if you found a million dollars on the street?”

Gretta thinks about it for a minute and says, “You know, if it was the property of a poor person I’d give it back.”

This admittedly fictitious exchange as the virtue of being emblematic for how a lot of Americans seem to be viewing “poverty”, these days.

Dr Thomas Sowell, in an interview from a few years back discusses this important topic. The program runs about 45 minutes.

Eric Florack on May 12th, 2021

If this country is inherently racist, why is it we have so many people trying to break into the country illegally?

Do they really want to be exposed to such a country founded on systemic racism?

If the CDC was really about protecting our health, wouldn’t they be screaming to close the Mexican border?

Obviously, things aren’t what we are being told.

Eric Florack on May 11th, 2021

# If something is a good idea it doesn’t need governmental involvement to make it happen. In fact, governmental involvement is probably the biggest indication that it’s a bad idea

# All cultures are not equal. The wild unbridled success of America for its first 200 years was directly caused by the superiority of the American culture which was based on freedom and individualism. The degree to which we’ve run into difficulties both domestically and in the World at Large the last 30 or 40 years is directly linked to our turning away from that premise… EG, multiculturalism.

# Every culture in history has a religion atits philosophical root.. The most successful cultures in history have had the today of Christian ethic as their philosophical root. America could not have been created with Islam, atheism, or any of the pantheistic religions as their root. Again, the degree to which we have gotten into problems is directly linked to our abandonment of that premise.

# 1984 and Animal Farm were written as warnings, not instruction manuals.

# Global warming global cooling Climate change… particularly man-made climate change is the largest hoax ever perpetrated on the world, and it is perpetrated by those who wish to rule the world.

# China is not our friend.

# Every time we’ve demanded government do something about lowering healthcare costs, the costs have gone up in direct proportion to the amount of governmental involvement. Lowering healthcare costs is simple. It’s not complex at all…get government out of healthcare entirely.

# Everything you have, absolutely everything was brought to you by either a train or a truck, most likely a truck, both of which are fueled by fossil fuels. Most of the items in your home were created with fossil fuels.Limiting the supply of fossil fuels is limiting America. And that’s what that’s always been about… that’s always been the intent. Remember the people who are trying to limit our access to fossil fuels are also the people that have been telling us that America was never that great to begin with.

# What monopolies have existed in our country over its history were created by government that situation is still true today

# Amtrak is a primary example of how insidious government is. At one time there was a marginally profitable passenger railroad industry in this country, an industry that would exist today absent the over-regulation the over unionization of it. Those factors bankrupted the passenger railroad industry… so the government stepped in with Amtrak which hasn’t made dime one since day one, and is constantly a drain on taxpayer money for an extreme subset of the American people to use.

# The same thing is happening to the automobile industry, the healthcare industry, the oil industry, the energy sector as a whole… in fact, with governments taking over power companies over regulating oil and gas and essentially regulating the automobile business out of business. And of course, the banking business. The bailout of all of those industries by government was the first step toward converting them from private sector entities to government entities

# The 2020 election was stolen. Vote fraud was far more rampant than we are being allowed to say

# The mainstream press is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic party and is it’s propaganda arm, nothing more, and nothing less.l

# Epstein and Scalia didn’t kill themselves.

# Just because someone has the power of government in their hands … However they managed to get it… does not of itself make that individual a public servant. Indeed, some of the best examples of public servitude in human history never were a part of the government. What is a public servant, is when one actually serves the interests of the public. And the thing is, often is not, such a person is known for fighting against the government.

I’m sure there aren’t many of you that have noticed, but NBC has canceled the Golden Globes this year… And there’s no indication that they’re planning on doing anything for next year, either. The problems? Useless Toady explains:

The network’s decision comes after an array of top-flight film and TV companies, including Netflix, Amazon and WarnerMedia, distanced themselves from the HFPA and the Globes in recent days. The HFPA has not said whether it will try to hold a Globes ceremony next year.

The 87-member group, made up of critics for overseas media outlets, has been engulfed by issues ranging from preferential treatment sought by its members to lack of racial representation in its ranks, which included no Black members, according to a Los Angeles Times investigation this year.

So in other words what we have is another pretentious left-leaning show falling victim to the left and it’s cancel culture.

Let’s make sure we understand this… a group of foreign press is not racially diverse enough for these idiots?

In short, what we have here is the left eating its own, a phenomena I’ve mentioned many times here over the years.

In so many ways, the left is like a school of piranha. They completely devour what they were originally going after they start eating each other. The Golden globe ceremony is apparently a case in point.

As to whether or not they’re going to start this nonsense up again next year, I suppose the real question is just anybody really care?

Eric Florack on May 10th, 2021

An amazing coincidence has occurred.

Beset by policy failures second to none in our history, and desperately in need of a distraction, the Biden administration and those backing it have “found” just what they were looking for. And in case I’m not making myself clear, I think they created it. But, I’ll get to that.

From Legal Insurrection

Colonial Pipeline, an important American fuel pipeline operator, shut its entire network, the source of nearly half of the U.S. East Coast’s fuel supply, after a ransomware cyber attack.

The incident is one of the most disruptive digital ransom operations ever reported and has drawn attention to how vulnerable U.S. energy infrastructure is to hackers. A prolonged shutdown of the line would cause prices to spike at gasoline pumps ahead of peak summer driving season, a potential blow to U.S. consumers and the economy.

How do I know it’s a setup? Look who the White House drags out to speak to the point.

“This is as close as you can get to the jugular of infrastructure in the United States,” said Amy Myers Jaffe, research professor and managing director of the Climate Policy Lab. “It’s not a major pipeline. It’s the pipeline.”

The attack follows on the heels of the Biden administration promises to address infrastructure cyber vulnerabilities.

This smells remarkably like a setup, and one with Chinese fingerprints all over it, at that.

Think about it:

* Why were there no such attacks for the last 4 years, at least, successful ones?

*Why does this attack occur almost immediately incidental to the White House making noises about infrastructure security?

Why on Earth does the White House trot out somebody from the “climate policy lab” to speak to what is obviously more of a security matter?

There’s far too much coincidence here for any of this to be taken at face value.

Drip, drip, drip.

And now of course the Biden doj is getting involved. Apparently, they’re getting close to something out there that the Democrats running things just now don’t want us to know.

Eric Florack on May 7th, 2021

The failures are mounting for the Biden administration. The jobs report that came out today was so bad, even Axios, hardly noted as a bastion of right-wing thought, called it the worst miss in history.

Red State, called it this way:

After economists predicted an addition of around one million new jobs to the economy, the actual number came in at a dismal 266,000. That makes it the worst miss in history and an absolutely pathetic showing for Joe Biden’s “build back better” strategy.

You may recall that I asked just a short while ago…

…why do we suddenly need to spend multiple trillions of taxpayer dollars for a supposed jobs program, when before the current administration took over, we had the lowest unemployment in history without spending dime One?

That question is now amplified by this jobs report.

You may also recall that I noted earlier today…

When the Chinese government is confronted with a problem, the regime’s default setting is to deny the problem exists.

So along comes Joe Biden…

, “Today, there is more evidence our economy is moving in the right direction.”

He also claimed that paying people not to work with taxpayer dollars was doing nothing to inhibit job growth.

I’m hard-pressed to tell you whether this is the implementation of Chinese policy, or Baghdad Bob.

We had full employment until Joe Biden took the oath of office. Unemployment now stands at 6.1% and climbing on a daily basis.

And that is a fact that the mainstream media is all but hiding.

And has anybody noticed that we are now suddenly hearing the word “unexpectedly” showing up when economic reports show dismal results? The only reason that it’s unexpected is because the experts being employed for those analyzes are dedicated socialists who still can’t figure out that socialism doesn’t work.

Eric Florack on May 7th, 2021

Over at Glen Reynolds place: buddy Ed Driscoll posts this:

OUT ON A LIMB: The Wuhan-Lab Theory Is Not Far-Fetched. Just Look at China’s Reckless Rocket Program.

The Chinese government does not give a rat’s patootie if it hurts or kills people in other countries. It wants what it wants, and it doesn’t care who pays the price in blood.

Oh, and one other point in that Times article: “Chinese space officials have not publicly addressed the uncontrolled re-entry since then, despite attention and worry around the world.”

When the Chinese government is confronted with a problem, the regime’s default setting is to deny the problem exists.

There is no border crisis according to the Biden White House.

Etc, etc.

Same tactics, same goals.

Eric Florack on May 7th, 2021

I have read Imanuel Kant… As much as I can stand of it, anyway.

The most obvious argument against his work that I can think of, runs along these lines…

If the mind of man is invalid, as he repeatedly suggests, why should anyone take Kant (whom, I perhaps incorrectly believe, was a man at some point in his life) seriously?

I have yet to meet anyone who has successfully argued their way past that glorious contradiction.

Eric Florack on May 7th, 2021

I suppose it’s a measure of how weird California has gotten when this is the answer to Gavin Newsom, and his epic incompetence.

Eric Florack on May 6th, 2021

When Democrats bleat about “following the science” ..

Remember…

These are the same people that have been frantically raising the alarm about global warming for the last 60 some odd years, and yet for all that time, have never been able to prove the existence of such warming without fudging the numbers. (Translation, lying about it.) Funny how those lies uniformly support the Democrat party mantra.

These are the same people that ignore the science that says there are only two sexes, male and female instead promoting the politically advantages there are 673 sexes, (or whatever the number happens to be this week.) Funny, how those omissions always seem to favor the Democratic party.

These are the same people whose “science” has successfully gotten everything… and I mean absolutely , everything wrong as regards covid-19. Funny how it all seemed to work in the political favor of the Democrat party.

These are the same people that shoved infected people in to nursing homes and therefore were directly responsible for a goodly number of deaths that didn’t have to happen. Why were these infected placed in nursing homes? Because if they were placed in facilities provided by the federal government Donald Trump would have had to have gotten the credit and the Democrats couldn’t take that. Now we’ve got Joe Biden out there taking credit for distribution of vaccines that less than a year ago he swore wouldn’t be around.

These are the same people that told us that Donald Trump was a Russian stooge and still to this day can’t seem to let that obvious lie just fade into the woodwork.

It’s a wonder that anyone takes them seriously, anymore.

Eric Florack on May 6th, 2021

Statistical tidbit;

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported females in the U.S., Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands only gave birth to 3.6 million babies in 2020.

It marks the sixth straight year of declining birth rates. It’s also the lowest since 1979.

It is said that the birth rate in Germany started dropping in the twenties and never recovered until after the war.

The restaurant relief fund isn’t for every restaurant affected by the asinine Covid shutdowns. The relief fund comes with restrictions. If you are a white restaurant owner, get to the back of the line.

The governor of Montana has figured it out. If you pay people not to work, they’ll take you up on it.