Eric Florack on July 7th, 2021

It’s over, and unsurprisingly de Blasio lost.

And already there’s leftists making a lot of noise about “stopping the steal”. And I’ll bet they’re still unwilling to accept the idea that Trump actually won.

But, I mean, I guess that’s okay now, to say “The election was stolen” now that the left is doing it in New York City. But I wonder how they’re getting by with it, even amongst their own.

Think about it, here. Can you imagine a year ago, or even 6 months ago, a large group of far leftist Democrat party wonks complaining about the election of a black mayor in New York City?

And before you start on me, yes I know it’s only the primary. But when’s the last time we actually saw a republican, even in name only, running for the spot? Effectively, as Tucker Carlson said the other day, the Democrat primary is the mayoral election.

Of course, now, if the Democrats so annoyed about Eric Adams moving into Gracie Mansion were to start considering the possibility of electing a Republican…

Nah. I can’t see it either.

And let’s for the sake of discussion suggest that it’s possible that there was some dastardly deeds at the New York City board of elections which caused de Blasio to lose. If we are to take the most recent presidential election as stolen by similar means, might we take de Blasio’s loss as an indication that the powers that be within the Democrat party who actually runs the board of elections in New York City by the way, decided that de Blasio would lose in the general election?

It’s all very well to be claiming outside interests in the New York Post for de Blasio’s lost. But what if it was the actual voters? Is it a sign that the Democratic party has overreached to the left?

Eric Florack on July 5th, 2021

I’ve never understood why this song is not getting your play anymore, particularly on days like July 4th.

Pay particular attention to the lyrics.

I tell you truthfully, I believe that the total portfolio on David Gates is impressive. But this particular song is why he will forever have my respect.

Eric Florack on July 5th, 2021

Tucker Carlson explains. And I want it noted up front, he’s absolutely right about all this.

Now, explain to me again, how Trump was wrong. In light of what we see in New York City you can’t.

Eric Florack on July 4th, 2021

It has always amazed me the number of people celebrating July 4th and not understanding what the holiday is about, or what was required to attain it.

It’s my thought that this deserves national attention.

Just go and read the story and do a little research on the web because this thing is developing pretty quickly now to the point where it’s pointless for me to try and give you all the links.

But even from just what I’ve been hearing from the locals, there should be some jail time assigned to the town selectman that are involved.

That said I’m interested in why there weren’t any arrests made of the selectmen that evening given that the officer on the scene was witnessing a crime, and knew it to be a crime.

Eric Florack on July 1st, 2021

With the release of comedian Bill Cosby yesterday from prison I think it’s worthwhile to revisit what I wrote back in November of 2014:

I certainly take accusations of rape seriously, but one has to wonder why it took so long for these charges to come to the fore. Certainly if concern about sexual assault was really the issue these things would have come to light several years ago. The fact that they have not until just recently, and then all at once, suggests that something has changed that we are not being told about. That there is a reason the neon Circle on Cosbys back has suddenly had power applied to it.

Now some I have spoken to on this subject, have correctly pointed out that the accusations have been floating around for about 10 years now. And some of the cases where that came up it’s still a little on the late side to be reporting it. That said, that 10 year period would seem to coincide with when Bill Cosby started getting vocal about the race baiting industry in this country the Jesse Jacksons the Al Sharptons and so on.

So actually the timing of the accusations starting to fly, matches rather nicely.

I submit that this is payback for having gone after the race baiting industry as he has famously done. Occum’s straight razor would seem to apply to this situation very nicely.

And since it took that Steamroller 10 years to get moving, it brings a couple of other points that we should look at.

An example is harder to create a martyr is. But the effect is pretty much the same in opposite ways . And as we have discovered in neither case is the truth a requirement. All that’s required is continuous repetition . To create a bad example one has to spend literally decades tarring the name of the chosen example as being a bad person. Rumors have to fly, innuendo, and so on. And think of it this way, with him being 77 he’s probably not going to be around for a whole bunch more. He will never be able to get his reputation back since it took 10 years to get this steamroller moving. Such things invariably take much longer to stop than to start, long as they took to start to begin with.

This situation will keep a number of other people from speaking out. And that, is the intent.

Make no mistake, his being a black man who the majority of America actually likes, has a direct connection with him being torn down as he’s being now.

Here’s another thought……

Postulate that as opposed to the upstanding man is that he has seemed to have been all these years Cosby was rather a race baiter like Sharpton. I submit to you that in that case, these situations would have been called bimbo eruptions and they would have been summarily laughed off. See also, Bill Clinton our first black president. Get the picture?

I do not suggest guilt or innocence based on what I speak of here. That said, however, my gut tells me something is extraordinarily wrong with all of this. That there is far less in this than we are being told.

Is Cosby now paying the price for being “too white”?

So said I, in 2014.

I maintain to this day, that the prosecution of Cosby was a political act aimed at silencing someone who was operating outside of , and was therefore an impediment to, the leftist narrative.

We’ve seen it happen all too often before. Does anybody remember the name Jim Trafficant? There’s someone who ended up being prosecuted largely because he opposed his fellow Democrats in the house once too often. And then of course there’s the current legal harassment being mounted by SDNY, and the Democrat run DOJ…(yes, Merrick Garland) against Donald Trump and his associates.

On the other hand let’s consider Bill “I didn’t have sex with that woman” “you better put some ice on that” Clinton, Joe “Uncle Fondle”Biden , Bob “Mr corruption himself” Menendez, there’s a host of others of course, all of which give credence to the idea that you are immune from prosecution so long as you’re not an impediment to the far left.

The point of the 2014 piece and today’s follow-up are both the same…

Democrats use the criminal justice system as a tool to a political end.

To prove that point, one need look no further than Bill Cosby.

It’s probably just as well that due to the Democrat majority in the house that any voter ID law will never get past in the current congress.

Yes you read that correctly, I don’t want federal law regulating voting. And neither do you.

Call it what you will but the fact of the matter is that as the current Congress is demonstrating, all that’s going to be needed to overturn common Sense voting laws is Democrats in power… And that’s before we even address the constitutional issues specify that the states, the individual state legislatures have the sole power of deciding how each state will count its votes and when.

Clearly, the founders understood that to allow the federal government to regulate voting gives far too much power to the federal government and ultimately will affect the outcome of elections. The Democrats pushing for this Federal legislation understand it too, which is precisely why they’re pushing for it.

No, I think Georgia has this one right. The states should be the ones making those decisions because when they do, it’s going to be a lot harder for Washington DC and elitist socialist Democrats to overturn the will of the people.

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The answer to the question obviously is yes.

American Greatness takes a bite out of this particular Apple…

Had the government decided to include video of the situation several minutes before Webster’s meltdown, it would have shown, according to court filings, police officers attacking and provoking protesters outside the Capitol who were doing nothing wrong.

In a June 17 court filing asking for his client’s release, here is how Webster’s attorney described part of the body cam footage that wasn’t released to CNN:

For the ten minutes prior to encountering the defendant, Officer N.R. can be seen reaching over the metal barrier and pushing a female protester holding a flag to the ground on two separate occasions. The protesters . . . were by and large peaceful. It was only after tear gas and pepper spray were deployed by police upon this group of peaceful protesters that the crowds changed.

Officer N.R. [the cop Webster allegedly assaulted] was equipped with a helmet, a shield, a gas mask, and a full complement of body armor. [P]rotesters—who did not attend the protest with a mask or face shield—are observed suffering the effects of being gassed and pepper sprayed by police. Officer N.R. can also be observed mocking several protesters who were complaining about this Officer’s excessive use of force.

Angered by the use of police force . . . Webster is heard angrily referring to the police officers as ‘commie motherfuckers.’ The video depicts this officer reaching beyond the metal barriers and pushing Webster on the chest. It is at this point that Officer N.R. again reaches over the metal barricade and punches Webster on the left side of his face.

The Justice Department disputes Webster’s account. But he made the same accusation under oath during a February court hearing. In his interview with the FBI, Webster also said the officer “was encouraging me to jump over the barrier . . . like waving me on with his hand.” Webster told agents the officer landed “a big sucker punch” on him.

Why would Webster lie? The fact is, he didn’t. (His bond hearing is Tuesday afternoon.)

So basically what we’re seeing here is the Democrat parties justice department intentionally removing exculpatory evidence once again.

The whole thing stinks, people. There is no reason to believe anything that’s coming out of this administration or out of the Democrat run Congress on this matter, either.

Eric Florack on June 30th, 2021

I’ve been watching this one, and I haven’t said anything about it because it was so fantastic that I firmly believed that the news media had totally screwed this one up… That we weren’t getting the whole story.

As it is now, I can only shake my head and wonder if the woman is capable of understanding the lesson in the nature of reality she’s about to receive.

A spectator at the Tour de France who caused a massive crash involving dozens of cyclists is missing as race authorities plan to sue her.

Tour de France deputy director Pierre-Yves Thouault told the AFP news agency they plan to sue the woman “so that the tiny minority of people who do this don’t spoil the show for everyone. ”

However, French publication Ouest-France reported the woman, who is believed to be German, got on a flight and is untraceable, according to CBS Sports.

Billy Beck called the woman a weapons great dingbat, which is a phrase I wish I had thought of.

That she slipped out of the country as easily as she did makes me wonder if she didn’t have some organized help in doing so.

Eric Florack on June 29th, 2021

Over at Glenn’s place, Mark Tapscott makes an excellent point, posted here in its entirety because a clip simply isn’t going to do it.

Here’s a fact about Paul the Apostle that is not often discussed. For decades during his four missionary trips around the ancient world, he was in constant danger, often impoverished, whipped several times, run out of town at least twice, sick, trapped and nearly killed by rioters, scorned by the intellectual and political elite of his day, and often hungry.

Despite it all, he never stopped claiming that he had seen and talked to the risen Jesus on the road to Damascus, or that the encounter changed him from determined persecutor of Christians into their greatest missionary.

If he was a liar, he was one of the most determined in history. To dismiss him as deluded is speculative. What we cannot do is ignore him or his message because without him, it’s difficult to see the development of western civilization generally and the American constitutional perspective on government and individual liberty specifically.

Well look, I’ve been saying for years now, that America would never have been founded absent the judeo-christian ethic.

Every great culture in history has had a religion at its philosophical center. Every single one. Yet, notice please that none of the other major religions have the emphasis on the value of the individual. Islam, the pantheistic religions, atheism, none of them teach about the value of the individual, a concept which was passed down from St Paul to Martin Luther, about whom I said years ago…

As I have said elsewhere, Luther’s biggest contribution to the Catholic church, and ultimately to the world, was the concept that he opened the Bible and the understanding of it up to the average parishioner. Most of the people of that day who called themselves Christian, really didn’t understand the religion they claimed as their own. That’s because the majority of them couldn’t read, And even if they read English, they couldn’t read Latin, and were therefore utterly dependent on what the priest told them the book said.
So it was, that up until the time that the printing press came along, that intimate understanding, that study, was pretty much limited to the clergy, and even there, to the upper levels thereof. I’m willing to bet that’s the case in Islam… who steadfastly refuses, for example, to provide education for it’s women.

Along comes Luther with his printing press, who teaches them how to read the Bible for themselves, and gain the needed understanding of it… who tells them that a personal relationship with God is necessary, and with that personal understanding comes the reform of tolerance, which over hundreds more years becomes the church we know today.

In the end it’s these teachings that our founders drew the concept of individual freedom from. Individual responsibility. The value of the individual.

So, yes, Mark, spot on.

Eric Florack on June 28th, 2021

Matt Margolis has an interesting column up today.

He reports that out in Arizona, Maricopa county has completed its paper ballot audit, but that we probably won’t know the results until the end of July or early August at least.

And then he addresses the larger question:

If both the Maricopa County, Ariz., audit and the Fulton County, Ga., audit found enough fraud to change the results in those states, Biden’s lead in the Electoral College would shrink to 279, and Trump’s Electoral College vote count would be 259—which would still not be enough to alter the results of the election. But, if an audit finds results-changing fraud in Pennsylvania—where a forensic audit is expected to happen—that would mean that Trump’s true Electoral College vote total in 2020 would have been 279 to Biden’s 259.

If both the Maricopa County, Ariz., audit and the Fulton County, Ga., audit found enough fraud to change the results in those states, Biden’s lead in the Electoral College would shrink to 279, and Trump’s Electoral College vote count would be 259—which would still not be enough to alter the results of the election. But, if an audit finds results-changing fraud in Pennsylvania—where a forensic audit is expected to happen—that would mean that Trump’s true Electoral College vote total in 2020 would have been 279 to Biden’s 259.

Matt goes on to suggest that even when that happens that doesn’t mean the election has been reversed because constitutionally speaking there’s no way to address such issues.

Unfortunately I suspect and suppose that this was the plan all along… Once they got Biden into the White House by whatever means, there would be no removing him on the grounds of vote fraud. No consequences for their actions, at least in the immediate sense.

But as I said earlier today, once these facts become known, the resulting blowback from Joe and Jane Voter is going to be epic… Again assuming that we don’t see a second round of the fraudsters at work. That’s a tall order given the number of states which are utilizing voting machines constructed and programmed in the PRC.

Unbelievable. That’s precisely the word for The WHO, anymore. From Forbes this morning:

World Health Organization (WHO) officials stressed Friday the need for fully vaccinated people to “continue to be appropriately cautious” and keep up with social distancing measures like mask wearing as the highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus becomes increasingly dominant in the U.S. and spurs new Covid-19 surges around the world—including in highly vaccinated countries.

The so-called “World Health Organization” has long since revealed itself as a willing Patsy of the Chinese communists.

It was John McAfee who pointed out just the other day China has released its most open weapon on the United states. Fear. And we know what happened to him.

Consider it this way. If you wanted to destroy American society from within, can you possibly imagine a more effective way of doing it than making and keeping every American fearful of every other?

As for Anthony Fauci, The narrative that he has worked so hard to build up on this, has all been exposed as lies, mistruths, half-truths, and the pattern is now undeniable. It’s to the point where he’s going to be in total disgraced by the time his book comes out this fall.

Eric Florack on June 28th, 2021

Over at pjm, Tyler O’Neill seems to have a handle on things:

While President Joe Biden may want to distract Americans from the border crisis and downplay the threats of Marxist critical race theory (CRT) and inflation, Americans know better. Most Americans recognize the border crisis as a serious issue, blame Biden’s policies for exacerbating it, and say Biden should return to former President Donald Trump’s policies on the border. Americans also worry about the threat of inflation and oppose CRT in schools.

Well I’ve been saying that this website for 20 years now, there is nothing on the planet like Democrats in power to make Republicans look good. And there’s Tyler suggests, the proof is in the polling:

Americans may give Biden a high approval rating overall (59 percent) in the new Harvard/Harris poll, but the poll also revealed serious cracks in his support and his message. Americans want Biden to work out a compromise deal with Republicans on infrastructure, and they are beginning to see the Republican Party more favorably.

Well, first of all I’m not impressed with high polling numbers being reported by the mainstream media in any event. Given the degree to which the American people have been lied to, it’s not too much of a stretch to think that we are being lied to here as well.

Voters support Trump’s policies and fault Biden’s policies despite the fact that they significantly underestimate the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border. Most voters (84 percent) underestimated the flood of illegal immigrants (border agents stopped 180,034 people in May, not including the number of illegal immigrants who got away, at least 40,000 in April). Most voters (64 percent) also said that, given the large influx of illegal immigrants, the Biden administration should “issue new, stricter policies.”

You and I both know that’s not going to happen. So what is going to happen?

The backlash is coming, folks, and it looks like the midterms are going to be an absolute bloodbath for Democrat party power. Of course that assumes that the elections are fair and free of fraud.

To my mind that’s the big question right now.  Democrats continue to fret over pipelines being hacked while telling us that voting machines cannot be hacked, all the while pushing policies that Americans would never support given a real choice. There is bound to be a negative reaction to this series of events.

Eric Florack on June 25th, 2021

So, this shows up in my news feed this morning:

The only way I see this being positive for the state of California is it he gets replaced with somebody other than another Democrat. And you and I both know that’s simply not going to happen.

I mean, look… It’s nice to see that California has at least begun to recognize that something is wrong out there with its government.

The issue now however, is whether or not they recognize that their problem is larger than one man, it’s a governing philosophy. Forgive me but I have extreme doubts that the light bulb over their heads is quite that bright.

Eric Florack on June 24th, 2021

It is said that time is the fire in which we burn, and yet except at odd intervals, we have no sense of being consumed.

In respect to that, consider firewood. When wood is dried out, less green, less new if you will, it burns much faster.

Christian author, apologist, evangelist, Dr Ravi Zacharias …whom we just lost a short while ago, remarked about this. He was giving a talk at one point about proofs for the existence of God that people often miss.

He said there’s a reason why the passage of time shocks us so. And when I say the passage of time, of course we all know what we’re talking about. The way the world is changing around us so fast. Children growing up so fast. Old friends growing older, passing. The way the world is moving so fast we can’t keep up with it. For me, the hardest part is stumbling into the bathroom in the morning catching a glimpse of the grey bearded gink and the mirror and recognizing yeah, that really is me.

Dr Ravi said there is a reason why the passage of time shocks us that way is because we were never really given much of a Time sense as a species.

And he said there’s a reason for that, as well. When we were first created, we were supposed to be living in an environment where time literally had no meaning. If you think I’m exaggerating on this, think again. Go through the first few chapters of Genesis and you will find that our mortality as a species wasn’t even mentioned, not even alluded to, until such time as the fall, and then only in reaction to it.

So if that lack of time sense was in our far ancients, then it is logical that that lack of time sense should be in us, as well.

Stay new, my friends