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In The News for Friday, June 5, 2020
Posted Jun 04 2020 9:02PM

·       A must read. America’s New Nihilism. He traces the current problems with the mob to Chicago 1968.

 The real blame here does not lie with the mobs who fought bloody battles with the hysterical Chicago police. The larger responsibility falls on the intellectuals—university professors, politicians and journalistic commentators—who said then that the acts committed by the protesters were justified or explainable. That was the beginning. America had a new culture for political action and for personal living.

·       A step in the right direction. GOP representatives propose doubling Federal punishment for rioting. From 5 years to 10 years.

·       New York is pretty screwed, and they, of course, have done it to themselves. In many countries a guy like de Blasio would dragged out of his office and lined up against the wall, but we are a civilized nation that adheres to the rule of law, most of the time. It will likely not end well for Blue run cities that are trying to demonize their police forces. As the author points out, get ready for more headlines like this. Mayor Lightweight Lightfoot Pleads With Walmart, Other Retailers To Not Abandon Chicago. Here are some thoughts on the subject.    

·       When you think things couldn’t get worse, just remember that you could live in Minnesota. As if things weren’t bad enough in Minneapolis, Keith Ellison will be in charge of the prosecution of the four police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.

·       Buy All The Guns Now, America. The American liberal argument against self-defense with firearms usually centers around saying that we should simply leave such matters up to the police. These are the same people who are working overtime to demonize the police right now. Expecting the police to be there when you need them hasn’t been working too well lately, has it? I linked to a story yesterday that indicated 2 million people who had never owned guns have recently purchased them. I personally can’t imagine living in a home without any firearms, but I was raised around them and have been a hunter all my life. Seeing pictures with customers lined up out the door of gun stores is just simply amazing and indicative of vulnerable people realize they are when they can’t count on the police to uphold the law.

·       In any contest for dumbest elected official, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) would be on the short list along with Eric Swalwell, Maxine Waters, and Hank Johnson. She was true to form yesterday at the Rosenstein hearing.  

·       Today’s Kayleigh post. She lowers the boom on Jim Acosta.

·       If I had to read between the lines, I’d guess this signals a pardon is in the works for Roger Stone. The President tweeted that “He can sleep well at night.”

·       Drew Brees made a fatal error. You never apologize to these woke nitwits.

·       Ex-Hillary spokesman Brian Fallon joins the defund the police crown and gets humiliated on Twitter.

·       Amid a host of odious politicians, Adam Schiff has distinguished himself by his perfidy.

·       Obama intelligence official helps secure bond by Molotov-throwing NYC lawyer. I guess Susan Rice was busy.

·       Honor among thieves just isn’t what it used to be.

·       Ex-Secretary of Defense James Mattis had some critical comments yesterday on President Trump’s “divisiveness.” I read the general’s autobiography and found it interesting and revealing. I don’t think there is any doubt that he was a great military leader, but I came away with the distinct feeling that there is a reason the military is subject to civilian oversight. They tend to narrowly focus on their own area of operations and anything likely to affect it, not necessarily the bigger picture. I began the book as a huge fan and ended still a fan but thankful that we have civilian oversight of the military. As Paul Mirengoff said, Since resigning as Secretary of Defense, Gen. James Mattis has been reluctant to criticize President Trump. No doubt, Mattis has grievances against President Trump, but his soldierly and patriotic instincts counseled against airing them.

Mattis’s instincts were sound. He should have kept following them.”

·       Antifa’s threat to move into the suburbs doesn’t seem to be working out as planned. The folks in Yucaipa, CA aren’t in a welcoming mood.

·       I’m registered for this. Ought to be interesting. Adam Corolla and John Hinderaker.

·       You may remember Helen Thomas who used to be the resident witch of the White House Press Corps. I remember when she was outed. This is an interesting article about her and her protectors in the press. She was as she looked, evil.

·       Now they’re concerned. Arrested protesters (rioters and looters) say they’re being kept in overcrowded pens, fear Coronavirus could spread inside holding cells. I’m so worried for them I can hardly sleep.

·       Don’t think for a second that the woke censors at Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon aren’t trying to determine what you are able to read. Here’s the latest blatant example from Amazon. I’d love the job of ombudsman overseeing their censorship efforts with power of overruling bias. Update: Amazon backed down.

·       Foiled again. Rioters decline to sign Colin Kaepernick