The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will investigate newly released emails that revealed Hunter Biden introduced his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, to an executive at Ukrainian gas firm Burisma.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), the chairman of the committee, told Fox News that the committee had contacted the source who provided the emails. The New York Post revealed that Hunter Biden introduced a Burisma executive to Joe Biden less than a year before he lobbied Ukrainian government officials to fire Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating the company.
We regularly speak with individuals who email the committee’s whistleblower account to determine whether we can validate their claims. Although we consider those communications to be confidential, because the individual in this instance spoke with the media about his contact with the committee, we can confirm receipt of his email complaint, have been in contact with the whistleblower, and are in the process of validating the information he provided.
One May 2014 email showed Burisma executive Vadym Pzharskyi wrote to Hunter Biden in May 2014 asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” to benefit Burisma, of which Hunter Biden was a member of the board.
Joe Biden also said that he was successful in pressuring Ukraine to fire Shokin, who was investigating the founder of Burisma at the time.
The former vice president said at a 2018 Council on Foreign Relations meetings, “I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.”
“Well, son of a bitch. He got fired,” he said.
Despite the Post’s report about Hunter Biden introducing the former vice president to a Ukrainian executive, Biden has claimed that he “never” discussed Hunter Biden’s “overseas business dealings” with his son.
The police chief of a Pennsylvania city was reportedly fired earlier this month over his wife’s pro-Donald Trump social media post.
Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace, a Democrat, abruptly announced the retirement of Lancaster Police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser on Oct. 2 — and according to the former head of the local Fraternal Order of Police, Berkihiser’s swift dismissal was punishment for his wife’s support for President Trump.
What are the details?
According to LNP, Berkihiser’s wife, Kristy Berkihiser, had recently explained on Facebook why she is supporting Trump in 2020.
Mrs. Berkihiser was reportedly responding to a friend who had volunteered at a Trump campaign event. According to that friend, Trump spoke highly of law enforcement. In response, Berkihiser wrote, “why im [sic] voting for him again. Same reason as last time… you don’t see him meeting w Jacob Blake’s family or speaking to him by phone…”
That comment was made on Sept. 27. Just five days later, Sorace announced Berkihiser’s sudden retirement at a press conference that lasted less than four minutes and did not include the police chief.
John Fiorill, the former head of the local FOP, told LNP he learned about the details of Berkihiser’s shocking retirement because the chief reached out to the union when Sorace demanded his resignation.
“The irony of this whole thing is, he didn’t make that statement,” Fiorill told the newspaper. “He knows better than to get involved in politics. It was his wife. Where does the mayor have the audacity to request his resignation based on what his wife said? He had nothing to do with it.”
According to LNP, she praised Berkihiser’s tenure as chief:
At the Oct. 2 press conference, Sorace cited some of Berkihiser’s accomplishments, including implementing a department-wide body-camera program, improving the department’s use-of-force policy, creating a community engagement sergeant position, and hiring the city’s first police social worker.
However, she refused to comment further about Berkihiser’s career.
“As it relates to Chief Berkihiser’s retirement, I have nothing further to add beyond my comments last Friday,” Sorace said.
What did the chief say?
Berkihiser called his retirement “unexpected and unplanned” and has declined to comment further.
“Please sign this petition if you believe Chief Jarrad Berkihiser was unjustly fired for political reasons in which the Mayor has a responsibility to examine her own biases. Chief Berkihiser should be reinstated as he possesses the compassion, integrity, and deep commitment to Lancaster that is needed for such a time as this,” the petition reads.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) noted when he had the opportunity to question Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett that the desk where she sat on Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee was virtually empty.
“Most of us have multiple notebooks and notes, and books, and things like that in front of us,” Cornyn said. “Can you hold up what you have been referring to in answering our questions?”
“The letterhead that says United States Senate,” Barrett said.
“That’s impressive,” Cornyn said, and added that it was not impressive that Democrats questioning Barrett implied that she could not be unbiased and would violate her oath of office.
“Judge, the best I can understand the objections to your nomination is not to your qualifications, your experience, or training, but it’s that you have, or you will, violate your oath of office,” Cornyn said. “I find that terribly insulting.”
“They suggest that you cannot be unbiased in deciding a case you have note even participated in yet,” Cornyn said. “I find that insulting as well.”
A new report from The New York Times indicates that experts have “genuine confidence” that the coronavirus pandemic will end “far sooner” than originally expected and that President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed — the administration’s efforts to facilitate and accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics — has been “working with remarkable efficiency.”
The report, published on Monday, comes with just over three weeks left in the presidential race between Trump and Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden.
“Events have moved faster than I thought possible. I have become cautiously optimistic,” New York Times science reporter Donald McNeil Jr. wrote. “Experts are saying, with genuine confidence, that the pandemic in the United States will be over far sooner than they expected, possibly by the middle of next year.”
The report noted that the U.S. was “faring much better than it did during the Spanish influenza,” which cost 675,000 Americans their lives, adding, “the country’s population at the time was 103 million, so that toll is equivalent to 2 million dead today.”
The Trump campaign would be wise to cite this NYT story as part of its closing message — particularly the success of Operation Warp Speed. pic.twitter.com/cSN8vYlkxT
The report noted numerous positive developments that have come along the way as the U.S. battles the pandemic, ranging from the average age of those being infected being significantly younger now than at the start of the pandemic to nursing homes becoming better at protecting their patients.
“Sometime in the next three months, health experts say, the F.D.A. is likely to begin granting approval to vaccines now in the works,” the report said. “Despite the chaos in day-to-day politics and the fighting over issues like masks and lockdowns, Operation Warp Speed — the government’s agreement to subsidize vaccine companies’ clinical trials and manufacturing costs — appears to have been working with remarkable efficiency. It has put more than $11 billion into seven vaccine candidates, and the F.D.A. has said it will approve any one that is at least 50 percent effective at preventing infection or reducing its severity.”
The report notes that Operation Warp Speed’s chief scientific adviser, Moncef Slaoui, believes that some of the early vaccine candidates will be 75 to 90 percent effective and that at least two will have won approval by sometime in January.
“By then, Dr. Slaoui has estimated, the factories under contract will have produced enough vaccine for 30 to 40 million people, and then another 80 to 90 million people every month after that,” the report added. “Assuming nothing goes wrong, he said, there will be enough doses for all 330 million Americans to be vaccinated by next June.”
The report noted that the military is standing by to assist in the rapid distribution of any vaccines that become available and that skepticism and hesitation to taking a vaccine may quickly fade as people begin to weigh the relatively minuscule risks of a vaccine against the potential effects of contracting the virus, including “the prospect of being unable to return to work, having to home-school one’s children for years and not eating in a restaurant, flying on an airplane or watching a movie in a theater without the specter of anxiety.”
From the very start of the presidential election, Joe Biden has appeared weak and uninterested. The man struggled through the primaries, getting an upper hand almost by accident. He’s hidden in his basement for most of the year, refusing to even meet with voters. And, on top of all that, he consistently tells voters not to pick him. It makes us wonder, why is he even running.
Early voting has started in many states. There are only are a few weeks left until Election Day. Yet even now, we have to wonder what Joe Biden is thinking. And no, I’m not just talking about the mountain of evidence that suggests he’s suffering from dementia. From the very start of his campaign, Joe’s appeared tired, bored, uninterested, and passionless.
It’s as if he doesn’t even want to be running for president.
Almost from the very start, he was telling people not to vote for him. In one instance in Iowa, a local reporter asked him why residents should vote for him. He snapped at her and told voters they shouldn’t vote for him. In fact, all throughout the primaries, Joe didn’t seem all that interested in getting people to support him. He was trailing many other candidates until he got a bump in South Carolina. The only reason he’s the nominee now, was because the party got a bunch of other people to drop out.
Time and again, Biden’s temper and irritation have come through. It seems as if he doesn’t like being questioned or challenged over what he says or does. That’s a big problem since he often says things that are far from the truth. Whenever he gets called out for one of his many false statements, he snaps, telling people just not to vote for him.
For at least the sixth time, Joe Biden argued during a television interview on Monday that Americans should not vote for him…
When Biden appeared on MSNBC to answer for the sexual assault allegations made by Tara Reade and was asked about how voters should interpret the news, he said, “If they believe Tara Reade, they probably shouldn’t vote for me…”
In another instance, Biden told a voter, “You’ve got the right candidate in Bernie [Sanders].”
“No, no, no,” Biden said as the man made his point. Biden finally had enough and declared, “Go vote for somebody else.” [Source: Breitbart]
Why does Biden do this all the time? Does he really want people not to vote for him? Or is he just a D.C. insider, such an elitist, that he is shocked to see people ever question him? When confronted by that, he just loses his cool and insults the person.
I think that’s the real reason. Biden has been a D.C. elitist for nearly 50 YEARS. He’s used to being treated “better” than everyone else. When asked a question he doesn’t like, instead of answering it respectfully, he just dismisses the person as if they are not worth his time.
Biden thinks he deserves the presidency because he says so. Anyone that doesn’t think that way, can just shove off. Come on, man! Why do something as stupid as ask Biden about his shady dealings, mountains of corruption, or sexual assault?
He’s a Democrat! That means he can get away with anything! That means he doesn’t have to tell you his stance on big issues like court-packing. That means if you have the gall to ask him anything, you can just vote for him.
Does he care? Of course not. You don’t matter. Your opinions don’t matter. He’ll get enough stupid clowns to vote for him anyway.
Does a man like that deserve to be in public office?
You may not have heard, but on August 23, a guy named Harvey Risch made some shocking accusations against Anthony Fauci.
Of course, that by itself doesn’t say much since a lot of people have accused Anthony Fauci of a lot of things since he stepped into the spotlight as the de facto leader of America’s response to COVID-19.
But Harvey Risch isn’t just anybody. Risch is a professor of epidemiology at Yale University. He has an M.D. from UC San Diego, a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and he’s published over 300 papers in a career that spans four decades.
Harvey Risch can’t be dismissed as a “crackpot conspiracy theorist.” You can’t brush aside such unbelievably serious accusations with some mantra about “following the science” when a world-renowned scientist is the one making them.
Yet what’s in a way more alarming than Risch’s accusations themselves is the way they, nonetheless, have been completely brushed aside. There hasn’t been a single call by anyone to investigate whether there’s any truth to what Risch is saying. As the palace guard says after seeing the ghost of Hamlet’s father, something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Very rotten.
Risch claims that Fauci has knowingly lied about the drug hydroxychloroquine and used his influence to get the FDA to help him suppress it because he and other bureaucrats are “in bed with other forces that are causing them to make decisions that are not based on the science [and are] killing Americans.”
Moreover, Risch specifically claims that Fauci and the FDA have caused ” the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans who could have been saved by” HCQ
Dr. Risch was mentioned in an open letter lambasting Fauci for lying about HCQ written by three working physicians I reported on a couple of months back.
Drs. George C. Fareed, Michael M. Jacobs, and Donald C. Pompan open with a perfect description of the disturbing way Fauci’s opinions are presented as incontrovertible fact “without formal public opposition from physicians who passionately disagree,” which, despite his media branding as a “man of science,” is actually the antithesis of how science should operate and, in fact, emblematic of a cult.
From the very beginning of the pandemic:
“[P]hysicians worldwide discovered that high-risk patients can be treated successfully as outpatients, within the first five to seven days of the onset of symptoms, with a “cocktail” consisting of hydroxychloroquine, zinc and azithromycin (or doxycycline). Multiple scholarly contributions to the literature detail the efficacy of the hydroxychloroquine-based combination treatment.”
Besides the “hundreds of physicians in the United States and thousands across the globe who have had dramatic success treating high-risk individuals” with HCQ, there are also “at least 10 studies demonstrating” its effectiveness.
The three MDs go on to cite an article by esteemed Yale epidemiologist, Dr. Harvey Risch in the American Journal of Epidemiology that urged in its very title – sadly to no avail – that prescribing HCQ should be “…Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis.”
The trio of doctors point out that Dr. Risch and the thousands of physicians worldwide who’ve had such great success with HCQ recommend it only for high-risk patients within the first five to seven days of the onset of symptoms. It also has to be administered in a “cocktail” along with zinc and another medication. No one has ever claimed that HCQ is effective when taken by itself or more than a week after symptoms first appear.
Yet, as Drs. Fareed, Jacobs, and Pompan go on to directly rebuke Fauci for shamelessly deceiving the public about, all of the randomized controlled trials which he claimed show that HCL is ineffective either used HCL by itself without the rest of the full cocktail or didn’t administer it within the first five to seven days after symptoms appeared.
The studies Fauci’s touting to suppress HCQ might as well be about some other drug entirely for all the relevance they have to the actual course of treatment those who’ve been saving lives with it since the outbreak began are recommending.
Harvey Risch and Drs. Fareed, Jacobs, and Pompan are by no means the only physicians or scientists who’ve called out Fauci for ignoring established scientific facts and research to justify inflicting ruinous and deadly fake remedies on us.
As I pointed out way back in July, though the media pretends that Fauci’s opinions represent some kind of scientific consensus. literally thousands of working physicians and distinguished scientists have been calling out his deadly quack medicine since almost the very beginning. Their numbers even include Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist, Michael Levitt.
“Thus, the Western World has been encouraged by their lack of responsibility coupled with uncontrolled media and academic errors to commit suicide for an excess burden of death of one month. Surely we or someone we know can do something about this!” Now 105 days later! HELP!!! pic.twitter.com/Xa65z6ciFl
In May, over 600 physicians from “all specialties and from all states” signed a public letter to President Trump describing, not COVID-19, but Fauci’s lockdowns as a “mass casualty incident.” Their letter warned:
It is impossible to overstate the short, medium, and long-term harm to people’s health with a continued shutdown. Losing a job is one of life’s most stressful events, and the effect on a persons health is not lessened because it also has happened to 30 million other people. Keeping schools and universities closed is incalculably detrimental for children, teenagers, and young adults for decades to come. The millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight, but they will be called alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. In youths it will be called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty, and abuse.
The original 600 physicians who signed that letter warning us that Fauci was inflicting a literal mass casualty incident on America has since grown to the thousands.
The fact is the shocking number of experts warning that Fauci’s advice had no scientific basis and is causing an unprecedented disaster means that he should have been investigated ages ago. But Harvey Risch has gone a step further and explicitly charged Fauci with suppressing a drug he knows full well would have saved hundreds of thousands of lives because he’s “in bed with forces” who benefit.
Risch also says that this is by no means the first time Fauci has caused Americans to die by depriving them of life-saving medication. He says that Fauci did exactly the same when AIDS emerged in the 80s, resulting in over 17,000 needless deaths:
This was started, and most noticeably in 1987, when people with AIDS in New York City were dying of what is called pneumocystis pneumonia, PCP, and the clinical experience then had been amassed. A large number of cases who were prevented from dying by use of the antibiotic, Bactrim. This is even then was a generic medication and cheap.
And activists obtained a meeting with Dr. Fauci and 15 of his selected scientists at F.D.A., at N.I.H. and asked Dr. Fauci just to make guidelines to physicians that they consider using Bactrim to treat preventively AIDS people so that they wouldn’t die of this pneumonia. Dr. Fauci refused. He said, I want randomized, controlled, blinded, controlled trial evidence. That’s my gold standard. That or nothing.
The activists left. The N.I.H. did not fund any randomized trials. They raised money themselves from their own AIDS patients to collect the data to do a randomized trial. It took them two years. They came back to Dr. Fauci. During those two years, the F.D.A. approved AZT as a treatment for AIDS, AZT works, but not completely. It needs other medications as well.
And during the two years that it took them to get this data to come back to Dr. Fauci to support using Bactrim, 17,000 people with AIDS died because of Dr. Fauci’s insistence on not allowing even a statement supporting consideration of the use.
Moreover, Fauci himself even admits to”killing people with red tape” by withholding life-saving AIDS medication!
The gay groups said we were killing people with red tape. When the smoke cleared we realized that much of their criticism was absolutely valid.
It’s difficult to understand how he even kept his job after that.
But something is even more seriously wrong when thousands of doctors and scientists spend months warning us that Fauci is peddling pseudoscientific quack medicine that’s causing a mass casualty incident and a world-renowned Yale epidemiologist goes on to openly accuse him of causing hundreds of thousands of deaths by suppressing medication he knows is effective because he’s in bed with special interests yet not a single person in authority has evinced the slightest concern about whether any of this is true.
As my colleague Bonchie reported this morning, in an interview on CNN yesterday Fauci claimed he’s unable to think of a single reason besides COVID-19 for the excess deaths America has suffered since his lockdowns began.
He must not read the Washington Post. Even they reported Fauci’s lockdowns had killed over 13,000 Alzheimer’s patients by August 15 alone. God knows how many more have died since.
Fauci says he can't think of any reason besides C19 for the excess deaths we've suffered since his lockdowns began. He must not read the Washington Post. Even they reported Fauci's lockdowns had killed over 13,000 elderly Alzheimer's patients by Aug 15. https://t.co/0Et8a2nqELpic.twitter.com/sCoDN2GdkZ
It was a tradeoff. Lockdown was a difficult decision that had to be made in order to save countless more people from dying of COVID-19.
Except this is utter BS. There was never a shred of scientific evidence that putting healthy people in quarantine would accomplish anything and everything we know about viruses made it 100% certain it wouldn’t.
Even the CDC’s most recent pandemic planning guide from 2017 admits that “direct evidence for the effectiveness of these measures is limited.” And by limited they meant non-existent. There isn’t a single study that supports the idea that isolating healthy people does a damn thing to stop viruses from spreading.
The European Centre for Disease Control’s summary of the research was more honest. They noted that “there are few, if any, empirical data underpinning these assumptions” that workplace closures do anything to stop viruses from spreading. Indeed, they found no evidence for the effectiveness of any social distancing measures.
Another review of the research published in the journal, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, concluded:
There are no historical observations or scientific studies that support the confinement by quarantine of groups of possibly infected people for extended periods in order to slow the spread of influenza.
And the reason they mention influenza specifically is that every single study that has been done on the subject was narrowly focused on whether isolation stops the spread of the flu. So, even if any of them had shown that social distancing would do anything, WHICH NOT A SINGLE ONE DID, it still wouldn’t have proved anything about COVID-19.
Finally, as the previous study noted, even the World Health Organization had concluded that “forced isolation and quarantine are ineffective and impractical.”
Here's another literature review that concluded this. Notice to that the only studies we had are for influenza. So even if they'd shown anything it wouldln't have proved anything about COVID. But they didn't anyway. https://t.co/UlQdiUNgYApic.twitter.com/5x1anPiaRu
You can find lots of research saying that there was no reason to think putting healthy people in quarantine would accomplish anything. But you won’t find a single one that claims there’s any solid reason to think it would.
And everything we know about viruses made it a given that social distancing wouldn’t do a damn thing to stop one from spreading.
Respiratory viruses travel in tiny pockets of moisture called aerosols that almost certainly make their way across the ocean.
In 1969, a group of people in Antarctica experienced a spontaneous respiratory virus outbreak in their 17th week of isolation!
And if you’re thinking that it’s possible that none of that applies to COVID-19, you’ve got another think coming. An Argentinian naval ship suffered a COVID-19 outbreak after 35 days at sea which were preceded by 14 days of isolation for everyone on board.
But forget that. Researchers have found aerosols containing live COVID-19 virus 16-feet away from the only people who could have possibly shed them. That’s as far as they tried to find them and, as that crew of Argentinian sailors found out, they’re bound to travel a lot farther than that.
Moreover, as stupid as the idea of quarantining healthy people was, we weren’t even truly isolated at all. Instead of shopping in local stores, we were funneled into megastores like Walmart and Costco and exposed to the germs of literally thousands of people we otherwise would have never had an opportunity to catch a disease from.
The utter ineffectiveness of the measures we were conned into adopting was as obvious from the very beginning as the massive harm they would cause which Fauci and the others pushing them pretended didn’t even exist. There was literally no scientific justification for thinking lockdown would accomplish anything except raining down hardship, misery, and death on the heads of the American people, which was 100% guaranteed.
If it hadn’t been marketed under the nifty sounding name “social distancing” along with that idiotic slogan we were taught to mindlessly bark at each other, Flatten the curve!, but instead been described accurately as quarantining the healthy, everyone would have immediately realized the preposterous BS we were being fed.
Since lockdowns were imposed, there have been at least eight studies showing what anyone who looked into the matter and wasn’t an imbecile would have known from the start. Lockdowns did absolutely nothing to slow down the virus’s spread or decrease the number of people who allegedly died from it. Areas that lockdown did no better than those that didn’t. In fact, some studies found the reverse to be the case.
Dr. Dan Erickson is one of the leaders of a group of working physicians called Frontline Doctors who organized to oppose the deadly anti-science policies Fauci inflicted on us.
He’s been trying since almost the beginning of this nightmare to get people to understand that “social distancing” – which somehow wasn’t mentioned when the Swine Flu hit under Obama or in all of recorded human history prior to the propaganda campaign that kicked off seven months ago – should really be described as quarantining the healthy. As such, it contradicts the basic tenets of both microbiology and immunology.
We decided to keep people at home and isolate them, even though everything we’ve studied about quarantine…[says] you quarantine the sick. When someone has measles you quarantine them. We’ve never…[taken] those without disease and without symptoms and lock[ed] them in [their] homes. So, some of these things [given] what we’ve studied from immunology and microbiology aren’t really meshing with what we know as people of science…
You’ll notice that I haven’t use the title “Dr.” when referring to Fauci. That’s something that has to stop right now. Fauci literally hasn’t seen a single patient in his entire 50-year professional career. And calling him Dr. Fauci is obscene – like referring to Joseph Mengele as Dr. Mengele.
Because those tens of thousands of elderly Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s that Fauci’s policies killed are just the tip of the iceberg even putting aside the hundreds of thousands of deaths Dr. Risch says Fauci knowingly condemned to death and the tens of thousands of AIDS patients he’s admitted to “killing with red tape” as if it were no big deal.
And, as my colleague Bonchie noted in his column this morning, Fauci knows full well about all the devastation and death he’s inflicted on us. “He’s not stupid, he just thinks you are.”
Are we really supposed to believe he didn’t know that shutting down medical care for all other ailments was going to kill a lot of people?
Did he not realize that isolating American’s struggling with depression or addiction from other human beings would drive a lot of them to suicide or back to deadly drugs?
Was he unaware that inflicting economic hardship on them while taking away their daily routine would push even more past the brink of despair?
Random people on Twitter were pointing out the horrors Fauci’s cruel and pointless lockdowns would bring before the hellish nightmare he inflicted on our most vulnerable fellow citizens even began. But we’re supposed to believe none of this ever occurred to Fauci at all? And, in fact, that to this day it still hasn’t?
Random thought. There will be far more cases of depression and suicide during this time of isolation than there will be deaths officially "from" coronavirus (no, deaths that also HAPPENED TO HAVE coronavirus with 5 other conditions do not count in this analysis)
Doctors take an oath to “first do no harm.” So for heaven’s sake, under no circumstances should you or anyone else be calling Anthony Fauci, Dr.
If you don’t get it, take another look at that video above of the poor old woman breaking down from loneliness and trying to claw her way out of the prison Fauci put her, reread the awful account of the miserable and degrading death he inflicted on another woman’s mother, then imagine how many times similar scenes have played themselves out these past seven months.
There was ample reason to fire and investigate Fauci months ago. But how is it possible that a renowned epidemiologist from Yale can openly accuse Fauci of suppressing medication he knows would have saved hundreds of thousands of lives because he’s “in bed with forces” who profit from such unspeakable evil without anyone in authority becoming concerned enough to look into the matter?
Something’s very wrong with America at this moment in time. And if it doesn’t get right soon, it’s hard to see how our nation has much of a future.
The crowd was described as “mostly peaceful,” though “several people could be seen on local TV broadcasts trying to kick in the windshield of an LAPD cruiser,” the Los Angeles Times noted.
Large rowdy crowd start hitting LAPD police cars near the Staples center during the Lakers celebration. It was soon after this that an unlawful assembly was declared. Filmed at approximately 8:20pm. #DTLApic.twitter.com/7ZcAzcXSoq
The title came as the fulfillment of fans’ hopes following the arrival of LeBron James in 2018, and a consolation after the untimely death of retired Lakers great Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash early this year.
The shortened season and postseason were played in a “bubble” in Orlando, Florida, without any fans in attendance due to fears of spreading the coronavirus.
L.A.’s political leaders, including Mayor Eric Garcetti, have been particularly proud of the severity of their coronavirus restrictions, including one of the earliest mask mandates in the country.
Those restrictions, however, were dropped for Black Lives Matter protests (and riots) earlier this year — and for the NBA championship.
President Trump is holding a rally Monday evening at 7 PM ET at Orlando Sanford International Airport.
This is President Trump’s first MAGA rally since recovering from Covid and his supporters are lining up in the sweltering Florida heat several hours ahead of the event!
MAGA rally in Sanford Florida night. 8 hrs before in 90 degree heat and you can’t see the end of the line! So excited for my first MAGA rally for @POTUS and the crowd is absolutely astounding and excited!!! Florida is TRUMP country all the way. #landslide2020pic.twitter.com/DHg9Kp2C1N
Republican senators Josh Hawley and Ben Sasse criticized Democratic and media treatment of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett Monday morning.
Both senators decried attacks on Barrett’s Catholic faith and said that religious freedom is a fundamental American principle that has come under attack from Democrats.
“This committee isn’t in the business of deciding whether the dogma lives too loudly within someone,” Sasse said. “This committee isn’t in the business of deciding which religious beliefs are good and which religious beliefs are bad and which religious beliefs are weird.”
Republican senators Josh Hawley and Ben Sasse criticized Democratic and media treatment of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett Monday morning.
Both senators decried attacks on Barrett’s Catholic faith leading up to her confirmation hearings, which began Monday on Capitol Hill.
“We’ve gotten to read a lot about you in the press and in particular about your religious beliefs,” Hawley told Barrett. “One attack after another in the liberal media. One hit piece after another. Many echoed by members of this committee.”
He continued: “We’ve read stories about your Catholic lifestyle. Stories about how you raise your children. Stories about how you adopted your children. Stories about your Catholic doctrinal beliefs, over and over and over questioning whether you have, I guess, the independence to be a justice on the United States Supreme Court.”
Hawley said that 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris suggested that Brian Buescher was unfit to serve as a federal judge due to his association with the Catholic Knights of Columbus.
“That’s right, you heard me correctly,” he said. “Senator Harris and others on this committee have repeatedly questioned judicial nominees fitness for office because of their membership in the Knights of Columbus.”
Hawley also noted that Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein told Barrett, “The dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern,” saying that Feinstein’s comments referenced antiquated “terminology of anti-Catholic bigotry.”
Both Hawley and Sasse said that religious freedom is a fundamental American principle that has come under attack from Democrats.
“This is an attempt to broach a new frontier, to set up a new standard,” Hawley said. “Actually it’s an attempt to bring back an old standard that the Constitution of the United States explicitly forbids. I’m talking about a religious test for office.”
Sasse said that “how you worship is none of the government’s business.”
“Government can wage wars, write parking tickets but they can’t save souls,” he said. “Government is really important, war is important, parking tickets are important but your soul is something that the government can’t touch.
“So whether you worship in a mosque, a synagogue, a church, your faith or your lack of faith is none of the government’s business. It is your business and your family’s and your neighbor’s and all sorts of places where people break bread together.”
The Nebraska senator said that religious liberty is a “fundamental American belief” that is “clustered in the First Amendment.”
“This committee isn’t in the business of deciding whether the dogma lives too loudly within someone,” Sasse said, referencing Feinstein’s comments. “This committee isn’t in the business of deciding which religious beliefs are good and which religious beliefs are bad and which religious beliefs are weird.”
“I want to say as somebody who is a Christian, we have a whole bunch more really weird beliefs, forgiveness of sins, virgin birth, resurrection from the dead, eternal life,” he continued. “A whole bunch of really crazy ideas that are a lot weirder than some Catholic moms giving each other advice about parenting.”
He continued: “Yet there are places where this committee has acted like it’s the job of the committee to delve into people’s religious community. That’s nuts.”
The mainstream media continues to produce a stream of polls that claim Joe Biden is in the lead. Yet, the reality appears to paint a different picture. Trump supporters seem more excited than they did in 2016. More states appear to be breaking for Trump than last time. And a new poll reveals just how happy Americans have become over the last four years. When confronted with this information, this is all Joe Biden had to say.
Isn’t funny how the mainstream media keeps coming out with these polls that say Biden is leading Trump by double digits? The strategy didn’t work in 2016—yet they’re trying it again, only with bigger numbers!
But what we’re seeing around the country paints a different story. Americans are utterly sick and tired of Democratic leadership. That was obvious in red states, but after prolonged lockdowns, endless riots, and promises to defund the police, even blue state voters are seeing the light. Joe Biden, the left’s candidate for president, is hardly a rising star. The 77-year-old man has been in Congress for nearly 50 years, producing nothing (except a horrible crime bill).
Biden can’t even finish a sentence, keeps forgetting basic facts, and has trouble not saying racial insults. His “events” are attended by a few reporters and virtually no supporters. There seems to be zero enthusiasm among anyone for him. Meanwhile, Team Trump appears alive and well.
A recent poll gave the left some devastating news. A massive 56% of people say they are better off today than they were four years ago. Only 32% say they are worse off. That’s after the insanity that has been 2020. A very large group of Americans say they prefer life under Trump, despite all the hate sent their way from bitter, disgruntled leftists.
What is Biden going to do about this troubling development? He can’t replace Trump with those numbers. After all, who is going to vote away their prosperity? So, when confronted with this news, Biden makes a faceplant.
Local 12 anchor Kyle Inskeep asked, “I want to talk a little bit about the economy. Gallup reported last week, 56% of Americans said that they were better off today than they were four years ago, [which] would have been under the Obama-Biden administration. So why should people who feel that they are better off today, under the Trump administration, vote for you?”
Biden responded, “Well, if they think that, they probably shouldn’t. If they think — 54% of the American people are better off economically today than they were under our administration? Well, their memory is not very good, quite frankly… People should vote. Period. If I’m elected, I’m not going to be a president — a Democratic president. I’m going to be a president for all Americans, whether they voted for me or against me.” [Source: Breitbart]
As usual, Biden made very little sense as he struggled to remember his campaign’s talking points. He spread plenty of lies like Trump “doesn’t share the values of most Americans.” Really? Tell that to the millions of blue- and white-collar Americans of all backgrounds who rally around the president’s America First agenda. Joe said Trump’s a “super spreader” for COVID, even though his doctors said he’s fully recovered.
Once again, Biden tried to say he wouldn’t be a “Democratic” president but a president for all Americans. But he flubbed and said, “I’m not going to be a president.” That’s a Freudian slip if I ever heard one.
Of course, in the end, he said the truth by saying, if people are really better off today, they shouldn’t vote for him. That’s the smartest thing Joe Biden’s said since…