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Nebraska man goes viral with impassioned plea for city council to rename boneless chicken wings

A Lincoln, Nebraska, man has become an icon on social media, after going viral for his impassioned plea before the city council to banish the term “boneless chicken wings” while proposing a number of alternative monikers for the food.

What are the details?

“Lincoln has the opportunity to be a social leader in this country,” Anders Christensen begins in his speech. “We have been casually ignoring a problem that has gotten so out of control, that our children are throwing around names and words without even understanding their true meaning — treating things as though they are normal.”

“I go into nice family restaurants, and I see people throwing this name around and pretending as though everything is just fine,” he continued. “I’m talking about boneless chicken wings.”

At one point during Christensen’s plea, he was interrupted by someone behind him in the meeting. The wing connoisseur turned around, appearing to jokingly say, “excuse me,” before continuing his serious argument and offering solutions to the issue.

According to Fox News, he goes on to note that “nothing about boneless chicken wings come from the wing of a chicken,” and argues, “We would be disgusted if a butcher mislabeled cuts of meat.”

“I propose that we rename boneless wings in the city of Lincoln,” Christensen said. “We can call them buffalo-style chicken tenders. We can call them wet tenders. We can call them saucy nuggs, or trash. We can take these steps that show the country where we stand, and we understand that we’ve been living a lie for far too long. And we know it. We can feel it in our bones.”

Fox News further noted:

Christensen’s battle is not new. A survey conducted earlier this year found Americans were divided over the concept of boneless wings, with 34 percent claiming they felt duped by the term, seeing as they were more chicken nugget than wing.

However, 53 percent of those polled said that “boneless wings” should count as wings.

Anything else?

Christensen’s argument was trending on Twitter and TikTok on Wednesday, and earned him the attention of big names online.

Barstool Sports declared, “You’ve Never Wanted Anything as Badly as This Guy Wants to Eliminate the Term ‘Boneless Wings’ in Lincoln, Nebraska.”

Conservative radio host Dana Loesch quoted him with laughing emojis, “‘Wet tenders,’ ‘saucy nuggs,’ or ‘trash.'”

Former NBA player Rex Chapman tweeted, “Finally, someone with guts. Speaking truth to power…”

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‘This is really bad’: Social media users voice concern after Joe Biden appears incoherent in Pittsburgh speech

Twitter users circulated several portions of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s speech from Pittsburgh on Monday, causing the words “Biden video” to trend on the platform.

While the former vice president was hailed and criticized over policy, one excerpt where Biden appeared incoherent sparked concern among users who claimed the flub went beyond “stumbling over words.”

What are the details?

In the video, the 77-year-old Biden says, “COVID has taken this year — just since the outbreak — has taken 100 year. Look, here’s…the lives…it’s just…I mean, think about it. More lives this year than any other year for the past 100 years.”

One of President Donald Trump’s sons, Eric Trump, shared the footage online, claiming, “This is why the Biden campaign doesn’t want him to leave his basement — this guy isn’t playing with a full deck and it is so irresponsible that the media covers this up…”

Republican activist Brandon Straka, a former liberal and co-founder of the WalkAway movement reacted, “OMG. This isn’t a mispronunciation or stumbling over a few words. This is really bad.”

Another user asserted, “It’s dementia. I’ve seen it up close, as a lot of us have, sadly. I can’t understand why Jill Biden is allowing this to continue.”

And another said, “It’s even worse when you see it written down….”

Someone else stated, “Would anyone let this man handle their checkbook. He is incapacitated. I really don’t think he will make it to the election. His family needs to stop this. It’s truly sad.”

One person replied, “Slip ups are funny but this is watching someone struggle. I just can’t see how he could do a debate at this point.”

What did Trump critics say?

But Trump critics also weighed in, with one responding to Eric Trump, “Why was your Dad rushed to the hospital recently? Why is he having difficulty walking and why does he keep slurring his speech? Did your Dad have a stroke? This is what the American people want to know!”

Another wrote, “Yeah, that’s awkward. Funny thing is though, Biden is STILL the better choice.”

Biden has been dogged by concerns over his gaffes for years, but has faced increased scrutiny both during the primary campaign and general election over his frequent stumbles during speeches. His defenders have attributed the slips to the stutter the former vice president had as a child.

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Tennessee Democrat rejected by his party delivers powerful speech condemning violent riots

Longtime Democratic Tennessee state lawmaker Rep. John DeBerry Jr. says people refusing to acknowledge the violent riots going on in America right now are fooling themselves, and warned his colleagues in a powerful floor speech this month that such behavior must be condemned and stopped.

His message is unusual coming from a Democratic officeholder in 2020, but DeBerry has never been afraid to take positions countering the party’s platform. In fact, after 26 years in office, the Democratic Party recently booted the preacher out over his support of some conservative views.

What are the details?

In his address, Mr. DeBerry recounted riding “on the back of the bus” and attending a segregated school during the Jim Crow era and noted that he was present for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final speech in Memphis before the Civil Rights leader was assassinated.

He reminded the Tennessee House that Dr. King’s method of protest was peaceful, and that after King was murdered and some people began rioting, angry and heartbroken civil rights protesters returned to peaceful demonstrations during a time that was much different than what protesters are living in today.

DeBerry recalled, “When the riots started and folks started burning stuff down, that’s when my father took my arm and we left. We left because that was not what we were there for. That was not what Dr. King was there for. That was not what others who are famous in the civil rights days were there for.”

Rep. DeBerry then pointed to Dr. King delivering his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C, saying, “That man stood there and said that he wanted his children judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. And all we do in America right now is talk about color. Every issue. Every issue is about race, it’s about color, instead of sitting down at the table like men and women of common sense.”

“You tell me that somebody got the right to tear down property that Tennessee taxpayers paid for?” He asked. “That American taxpayers paid for? Somebody has the right to destroy it? Deface it? And tear it down? What kind of people have we become?”

“Peaceful protest ends peacefully,” he added. “Anarchy ends in chaos. And what we see happening right now—any of us with any common sense whatsoever—know that what we see is not peaceful.”

He asked, “What has happened to us?” and warned, “If we don’t get this right, right now, I’ve got grandchildren—I don’t want to see the country 5,10, 15, 20 years from now. If we don’t start acting like we got some guts…right now.”


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The Christian Chronicle reported earlier this month that the Tennessee Democratic Party voted in the spring to remove DeBerry from the party’s primary ballot over his “conservative positions on issues such as abortion, gay rights and school choice.” The decision was handed down after it was too late for the 13-time incumbent to run as a Republican or Independent .

But the Republican-led legislature voted to amend state elections rules so that DeBerry could run as an Independent in November. He is facing a Democrat, and no Republicans are in the race.

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Alice Marie Johnson praises President Trump for granting her ‘a second chance’ in powerful RNC speech

Alice Marie Johnson — a nonviolent offender who was granted clemency by President Donald Trump in 2018 after serving 21 years in prison — expressed her gratitude to the president for giving her “a second chance” in a moving speech to the Republican National Convention on Thursday night.

What are the details?

“I was once told that the only way I would ever be reunited with my family would be as a corpse,” Ms. Johnson began after introducing herself. “But by the grace of God, and the compassion of President Donald John Trump, I stand before you — and I assure you, I am not a ghost.”

She continued, “I am alive, I am well, and most importantly, I am free.”

Johnson went on to express how she felt after being released from her life sentence after it was commuted by President Trump, when she was able to hug her grandchildren for the first time. But she said her time in prison was not wasted, pointing to her “extraordinary” transformation and faith in God’s plan for her life.

“When President Trump heard about me — about the injustice of my story — he saw me as a person,” Johnson said. “He had compassion, and he acted.”

“Free in body thanks to President Trump, but free in mind thanks to the Almighty God,” she told the audience. “I couldn’t believe it. I always remembered that God knew my name even in my darkest hour, but I never thought a president would.”


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Johnson’s story was brought to President Trump’s attention by reality star and criminal justice reform activist Kim Kardashian West, after President Barack Obama rejected Johnson’s request for clemency three times.

Six months after Johnson’s release, President Trump signed the bipartisan First Step Act. Fox News reported that the “law gives federal judges more leeway when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation efforts. It also reduces life sentences for some drug offenders with three convictions, or ‘three strikes,’ to 25 years.”

Anything else?

According to the New York Post, “Johnson would never have been sentenced to life in prison if not for a 1986 drug abuse act written by then-Sen. Joe Biden that stiffened penalties for drug offenses and disproportionately targeted black people.”

The outlet noted that Johnson “has previously recounted how she took to drug dealing as a way to provide for her children after losing her job and has described the move as ‘the worst decision of my life.'”

Fox noted that she is now a criminal justice reform advocate and a senior fellow with the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Right on Crime initiative.

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Pence: ‘We’re not going to defund the police — not now, not ever.’

Vice President Mike Pence reiterated President Donald Trump’s call for law and order in his speech to the Republican National Committee on Wednesday night, promising the American people, “We’re not going to defund the police — not now, now ever.”

What are the details?

Speaking from Fort Henry in Baltimore, Maryland, the vice president painted a stark comparison between the Trump administration and what a Biden administration might look like.

“When you consider their agenda, it’s clear: Joe Biden would be nothing more than a Trojan horse for a radical left,” Pence said, according to RealClearPolitics. “The choice in this election has never been clearer and the stakes have never been higher. Last week, Joe Biden said democracy is on the ballot, but the truth is…our economic recovery is on the ballot, law and order is on the ballot. But so are things far more fundamental and foundational to our country.”

Protests over racial injustices often descending into violence, looting, rioting and arson have gripped the country for months since the death of George Floyd in May, and further chaos has overtaken the town of Kenosha, Wisconsin, since another black man, Jacob Blake, was shot by police there over the weekend.

“Last week, Joe Biden didn’t say one word about the violence and chaos engulfing cities across this country,” Pence noted, referring to Biden’s speech at the Democratic National Convention.

But Pence addressed the issue head-on. “Let me be clear,” he said, as dictated by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “The violence must stop – whether in Minneapolis, Portland or Kenosha, Too many heroes have died defending our freedoms to see Americans strike each other down.”

Hitting out at the Democratic challenger to Trump once again, Pence added, “The hard truth is, you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America. Under President Trump, we will stand with those who stand on the thin blue line, and we’re not going to defund the police — not now, not ever.”

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First lady Melania Trump offers sympathy and calls for unity in RNC speech: ‘I urge people to come together in a civil manner’

First lady Melania Trump delivered a speech to the Republican National Convention calling for all Americans to come together in addressing the issues faced by the nation, while making her case for reelecting her husband, President Donald Trump.

What are the details?

Following her introduction, Mrs. Trump began, “I want to acknowledge the fact that since March, our lives have changed drastically. The invisible enemy, COVID-19, swept across our beautiful country and impacted all of us. My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone that has lost a loved one, and my prayers are with those that are ill or suffering.

“I know many people are anxious and some feel helpless. I want you to know you’re not alone,” she continued. “My husband’s administration will not stop fighting until there is an effective treatment or vaccine available to everyone. Donald will not rest until he has done all he can to take care of everyone impacted by this terrible pandemic.”

The first lady delivered her speech in the recently renovated White House Rose Garden, in front of her husband, who sat in the front row. She recalled her own path as an immigrant in the U.S.:

I arrived in the United States when I was 26 years old. Living and working in the land of opportunity was a dream come true, but I wanted more. I wanted to be a citizen. After 10 years of paperwork and patience, I studied for the test in 2006 and became an American citizen. It is still one of the proudest moments in my life because with hard work and determination, I was able to achieve my own American dream.

As an immigrant and a very independent woman, I understand what a privilege it is to live here and to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities that we have. As first lady, I have been fortunate to see the American dream come true over and over again.

What about the protests?

In addressing the ongoing protests across the nation that have often descended into chaos, Mrs. Trump asked that citizens “take a moment, pause, and look at things from all perspectives.

“It is a harsh reality that we are not proud of parts of our history,” she said. “I encourage people to focus on our future while still learning from our past. We must remember that today we are all one community comprised of many races, religions, and ethnicities. Our diverse and storied history is what makes our country strong, and yet we still have so much to learn from one another.

“I urge people to come together in a civil manner,” she said. “Stop the violence and looting being done in the name of justice.”

Making the case for reelecting President Trump, Mrs. Trump said, “We all know Donald Trump makes no secrets about how he feels about thing. Whether you like it or not, you always know what he’s thinking, and that is because he is an authentic person who loves this country and its people.”


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Democrats outraged over Mike Pompeo’s RNC speech delivered from Jerusalem

Democrats are expressing fury over Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s planned address to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, accusing the nation’s top diplomat of violating norms and possibly even the law by engaging in a partisan event.

What are the details?

According to The Hill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told MSNBC that it was “appalling” for Pompeo to have recorded his speech in Israel while on official government business, saying that doing so is in violation of State Department rules prohibiting employees from participating in partisan activities.

“Now he’s doing just that thing,” Pelosi said of Pompeo, “and then, of course, really sadly, discoloring our bipartisanship in terms of our support for Israel, which has always been bipartisan, and we always want it to be.”

She argued, “This image is something that’s going to say, look at us, we’re here in Israel making a speech to the Republican National Convention, violating our values in terms of the bipartisanship and our support of Israel, violating in many ways what he told his own employees.”

Politico reported that earlier this year, Pompeo signed off on an internal email to employees from Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun “that urged them to look at a handful of legal memos that laid out an updated set of limitations on the political activity of U.S. diplomats and other State staffers.”

One of the legal memos had the following phrase highlighted: “Senate-confirmed Presidential appointees may not even attend a political party convention or convention-related event.”

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s deputy campaign manager and communications told The Hill in a separate report, “Secretary Pompeo’s decision to address the Republican Convention from Jerusalem isn’t just an abuse of taxpayer dollars, it undermines the critical work being done by the State Department.”

The outlet noted that a State Department spokesperson told them Monday “that no department resources would be directed toward Pompeo’s address and no staff have been involved in preparing for the speech.”

According to NBC News, diplomats were “aghast” at the news of Pompeo’s slated address to the RNC, with one telling the outlet, “It’s all just shredding the Hatch Act” which is a law that bars government employees from political activities “on the job or in their official capacities.”

House subcommittee plans to investigate

Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro (Texas), who heads up the subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has launched an investigation into Pompeo giving the RNC speech.

The congressman tweeted Tuesday, “.@SecPompeo‘s participation in the #RNCConvention during the course of official @StateDept work is not only unacceptable, but appears that it may also be illegal. I’ve launched a @HouseForeign investigation.”

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Cuban immigrant delivers passionate RNC speech warning Americans about the far left

American businessman and Cuban immigrant Maximo Alvarez delivered a gripping speech during the Republican National Convention, warning Americans that far left movements rising in the United States remind him of Fidel Castro’s communist regime in Cuba.

What are the details?

“I’m speaking to you today because President [Donald] Trump may not always care about being polite — but all the far left cares about is power,” Alvarez said. “Power for them — not for us.

“I’ve seen movements like this before,” the founder and president of Sunshine Gasoline Distributors recalled. “I’ve seen ideas like this before and I’m here to tell you, we cannot let them take over our country. I heard the promises of Fidel Castro. And I can never forget all those who grew up around me, who looked like me, who could have been me, who suffered and starved and died because they believed those empty promises.”

Alvarez, who escaped to the United States 60 years ago, continued, “Those false promises — spread the wealth, defund the police, trust a socialist state more than your family and community — don’t sound radical to my ears. They sound familiar. When Fidel Castro was asked if he was a communist, he said he was a Roman Catholic — he knew he had to hide the truth.

“I may be Cuban born, but I am 100% American,” Alvarez declared, fighting back tears. “This is the greatest country in the world. If I gave away everything I have today, it would not equal 1% of what I was given when I came to this great country: The gift of Freedom.”


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Alvarez went viral last month for delivering a show-stopping talk during a business roundtable discussion that included President Donald Trump.

The businessman said at the time about life under Castro’s rise, “I remember all the promises that we hear today about free education and free health care and free land. My God, no freedom. But he never said that until after he was in power, got rid of all the police, got rid of all the military. … And he destroyed each and every one of them who helped him.”

Remembering what his father said of America, Alvarez told the audience, “He saw me graduate from college, and that was the biggest prize he ever had. And he said, ‘Don’t lose this place because you’re never going to be as lucky as me. Because if you lose this place, you have no place to go.'”

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CNN cuts away from Trump RNC speech, likens president to Pontius Pilate

CNN broke away from its coverage Monday of the Republican National Convention during President Donald Trump’s address to party delegates, in order to “fact-check” his statements and compared the president to Pontius Pilate — the Roman governor of Judaea who handed Jesus Christ over to be crucified.

What are the details?

The left-leaning news outlet cut off Trump’s speech to offer input on the president’s statements while Fox News and MSNBC stayed, according to The Hill, allowing anchors at CNN to provide their own fact checks.

Host Anderson Cooper said of the president’s statements, “It is sort of all the most recent greatest hits and false statements by the president, and I imagine what we’re going to hear a lot this week from the president who clearly wants to be out front every single day.”

Chief national correspondent John King replied, “It underscores the challenge, Anderson, for us in the news business and really for people watching at home if you are a voter who has not decided — if you are a voter who is not firm in your decision — to watch the next four days, because this is a sad thing to say but a lot of what you just heard from the president of the United States is wrong, misleading, or outright lies.

“He was the disruptive outsider last time, there were all these character questions about him 2016, but … there were enough people in enough places who wanted something different in Washington,” King continued. “They wanted Washington disrupted, they voted for Donald Trump and he got his Electoral College victory. Now he is the beleaguered incumbent, and you’re right, he often almost seems like Pontius Pilate.”

Mediaite reported that CNN cut away “as Trump ranted against mail-in voting, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s hearing before the House, and the RNC’s lack of cable news coverage.”

Anything else?

Liberal Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) also compared Trump to Pontius Pilate on CNN three years ago, accusing the president of “washing his hands” of the situation when he decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

TheBlaze’s Dave Urbanski noted at the time:

Among Pilate’s actions was a moment on Good Friday when — after determining Jesus committed no crime but seeing the crowd who wanted him dead getting angrier — he symbolically cast away responsibility for what was about to happen to Jesus by washing his hands.

“I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!” (Matthew 27:24).

With that, the Gospel says, Pilate “had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.”

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Biden accused of plagiarism in DNC acceptance speech

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has been accused of plagiarizing a part of his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Similar allegations arose during his failed 1988 campaign for the White House.

What are the details?

Several Canadians took to Twitter calling foul during the broadcast of Biden’s speech Thursday night, accusing Biden of lifting the words of departed liberal Canadian politician Jack Layton, who passed away in 2011.

CBS News Washington correspondent Alexander Panetta noted, “A number of Canadians are struck by the similar parting words of Biden’s speech to the final words of Jack Layton’s farewell letter before his death.”

The reporter provided a side-by-side of the excerpts.

In Biden’s speech, he said, “For love is more powerful than hate. Hope is more powerful than fear. Light is more powerful than dark. This is our moment. This is our mission.”

Layton’s quote read, “My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”

Canadian media picked up on it, too. Left-leaning outlet HuffPost Canada declared, “Joe Biden’s DNC speech sounded a lot like a Jack Layton quote,” while conservative publication The Post Millennial noted that “left-wing Canadian activists” were making the plagiarism accusation. Both outlets compiled examples of tweets from users claiming Biden stole Layton’s words.

HuffPost did not receive a response from the Biden campaign on “whether Layton was a reference for the speech,” but the outlet noted:

Even Layton wasn’t the first Canadian politician to mobilize ‘love is better than hate’ phrasing. That honour goes to prime minister Wilfrid Laurier, who said something similar in 1916.

‘I shall remind you that already many problems rise before you: problems of race division, problems of creed difference, problems of economic con­flict, problems of national duty and national aspiration,’ Laurier said during a speech in London, Ont.

‘Let me tell you that for the solution of these problems you have a safe guide, an unfailing light if you remember that faith is better than doubt and love is better than hate.’

Accusations of plagiarism have dogged Biden in the past. Last year, Business Insider wrote an entire piece spelling out how “Joe Biden’s first presidential run in 1988 cratered amid multiple instances of plagiarism.”

The outlet pointed to two New York Times reports from 1987, exposing instances where Biden was accused of plagiarism. In one, “Biden acknowledged plagiarizing a law review journal for a paper during law school, and asked school administrators not to be expelled.”

The second report from The Times was published within weeks of Biden dropping out of the race.

As Business Insider described:

During his failed 1988 run, Biden lifted portions of a speech by United Kingdom Labour MP and Margaret Thatcher challenger Neil Kinnock.

During an event at the Iowa State Fair, Biden mimicked entire portions of Kinnock’s speech from earlier in the year. At one moment, Biden repeated the line that he was the first ‘in a thousand generations’ to graduate from college, gesturing to his wife in the exact same way Kinnock did, while also saying the same line about her education and lineage.

Biden would later acknowledge that he in fact did have relatives who attended college, directly contrasting the Kinnock lines.

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Liberal magazine posts open letter signed by left-wing notables saying it’s time to cancel Cancel Culture

For years now, conservatives and freedom-lovers have lamented, mocked, and warned against the growing trend of cancel culture. The act — a tool of the woke class — includes digging up controversial things a person has said or done in years past and then getting them fired from their jobs or socially punished for the “crime.”

More often than not, it’s the political left that engages in cancel culture — though members of the right will employ it from time to time to make a point or settle scores.

So it was quite a thing when left-wing monthly Harper’s Magazine posted an open letter Tuesday signed by 150 liberal writers, journalists, and academics — from “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling to rabid feminist Gloria Steinem — calling for an end to cancel culture.

The letter, naturally, begins with liberal platitudes (“Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and inclusion across our society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy, and the arts.”) and anti-Trump language (“The forces of illiberalism are gaining strength throughout the world and have a powerful ally in Donald Trump, who represents a real threat to democracy.”).

But surrounding that liberal boilerplate language in the first paragraph is the beginning of what grows into a woke nightmare of left-on-left violence.

The opening text points out a “new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity,” against which the signatories are raising their voices.

They warn that “resistance must not be allowed to harden into its own brand of dogma or coercion,” adding that if the left wants to achieve its goal of “democratic inclusion,” then it must “speak out against the intolerant climate that has set in on all sides.”

They continue:

The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted. While we have come to expect this on the radical right, censoriousness is also spreading more widely in our culture: an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism, and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty.

Sounding downright Founders-like, the letter signers laud the protection of speech, even speech they might not like, and decry the “calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought.” And they criticize “institutional leaders” who engage in “panicked damage control” and punish those attacked by the woke brigade. For example:

Editors are fired for running controversial pieces; books are withdrawn for alleged inauthenticity; journalists are barred from writing on certain topics; professors are investigated for quoting works of literature in class; a researcher is fired for circulating a peer-reviewed academic study; and the heads of organizations are ousted for what are sometimes just clumsy mistakes. Whatever the arguments around each particular incident, the result has been to steadily narrow the boundaries of what can be said without the threat of reprisal. We are already paying the price in greater risk aversion among writers, artists, and journalists who fear for their livelihoods if they depart from the consensus, or even lack sufficient zeal in agreement.

They close by warning that restricting speech will ultimately harm liberal causes and remind readers that the best antidote for “bad” speech is more speech:

This stifling atmosphere will ultimately harm the most vital causes of our time. The restriction of debate, whether by a repressive government or an intolerant society, invariably hurts those who lack power and makes everyone less capable of democratic participation. The way to defeat bad ideas is by exposure, argument, and persuasion, not by trying to silence or wish them away. We refuse any false choice between justice and freedom, which cannot exist without each other.

Other notable liberals adding their names next to Rowling and Steinem were philosopher Noam Chomsky, writer Malcolm Gladwell, academic Jonathan Haidt, Vox editor Matthew Yglesias, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, author Salman Rushdie, journalist Anne Applebaum, New Republic’s Damon Linker, and reporter Olivia Nuzzi.

(H/T: HotAir)

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Peter Schiff: It’s “Game Over for The Fed”

In a speech at the Cambridge House Vancouver Resource Investment Conference back on January 19, 2020, Peter Schiff said it was “game over” for the Federal Reserve.  The central bank is destroying itself with the incessant money printing, which is a wealth transfer from the bottom to the very top.

Have many people ever stopped to ponder why they have to pay taxes if the Federal Reserve can print as much money as it wants? Perhaps it’s time we start asking the hard questions of the banking elitists and the ruling class.

Schiff has been accurate in his predictions about the central bank.

The central bank was able to raise rates a few times in 2018 thanks to the election of Donald Trump and the optimism about the economy he generated, along with tax cuts and government spending increases that gave the economy a boost of a stimulus, according to a report by SchiffGold.  But just before the Fed raised rates for the final time in December 2018, Schiff appeared on Fox Business and predicted it would be the last hike. During that same interview, Schiff also predicted that the next move for the Fed would be rate cuts and a return to quantitative easing.

Sure enough, late in 2019, the Fed announced a bond-buying program to increase its balance sheet. Powell and the powers that shouldn’t be refused to call it QE, but that’s exactly what it was:

“The reason the Fed is back to quantitative easing, the reason the Fed is cutting interest rates, is because they helped create an economy that was completely addicted to cheap money.

Once the dollar starts to fall on the acceptance that rates are never going to normalize, that’s when you have a crisis. Because inflation is going to rear its head in a very, very ugly way.”

And then we had the coronavirus lockdowns to cover for the Federal Reserve’s failures. People were forced to close businesses and lose their livelihoods while the central banks printed money to try to keep up with the destruction they caused. The Federal Reserve has put the policies that were pushing us toward a complete financial crisis on hyperdrive. We now have interest rates at zero again. The Fed was able to get away with this in 2008, but too many know now what the central bank is doing. It’s trying, like the government and the elitists everywhere, to hang onto power with everything they’ve got.

The Fed is repeating their mistakes on an even grander scale and are doing it in an even weaker economy because we never really recovered from the recession of 2008.

“We papered that over with a bigger bubble. So, instead of correcting the imbalances that existed, we made the imbalances bigger. We went even deeper into debt. And so now that this even bigger bubble has popped, the Fed is back to the drawing board doing exactly what it did before, only printing a lot more money, running much bigger deficits, and so this time there is no way to kick this can. We are now going to experience everything that I assumed we were going to experience back then, only much worse. Only a much deeper collapse. Even more inflation than we had then.”

The road has ended for the central bank. They cannot kick the can further. Expect in the next few years, or sooner, the introduction of the one wold global currency, as laid out by Agenda 21. Was this “end game” for the Fed all a part of the plan? It’s hard to say, but the timing is uncanny…

 

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Trump delivers moving Memorial Day remarks: ‘Together we will vanquish the virus and America will rise’

President Donald Trump commemorated Memorial Day with appearances at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, and Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland.

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The president on Monday appeared at Arlington National Cemetery for a wreath-laying ceremony honoring America’s military war heroes.

Trump appeared with his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, where the two solemnly stood in unity honoring the country’s war dead at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

He later appeared at Fort McHenry, where he promised his administration would eradicate the coronavirus pandemic and keep Americans safe while urging Americans to remember the brave men and women who paid the ultimate price to keep America free.

“I stand before you at this noble fortress of American liberty to pay tribute to the immortal souls who fought and died to keep us free,” Trump told the crowd. “We pledge in their cherished memories that this majestic flag will proudly fly forever.”

Fort McHenry defended Baltimore Harbor during the War of 1812 and served as the inspiration for the poem that was later adapted to be “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

He continued, “In recent months our nation and the world have been engaged in a new form of battle against an invisible enemy. Once more the men and women of the United States military have answered the call to duty and raced into danger. Tens of thousands of service members and National Guardsmen are on the front lines of our war against this terrible virus, caring for patients, delivering critical supplies, and working night and day to safeguard our citizens.”

“[T]his majestic flag will proudly fly forever,” he later added, pointing out that the “dignity, daring, and devotion of the American military” has been “unrivaled anywhere in history and any place in the world.”

He continued, “As one nation we mourn alongside every single family that has lost loved ones, including the families of our great veterans.”

“Together,” he added, “we will vanquish the virus and America will rise from this crisis to new and even greater heights. … No obstacle, no challenge, and no threat is a match for the sheer determination of the American people.”


Trump attends Memorial Day ceremony at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry

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“What The F**k”: In Expletive-Laced Rant, Elon Musk Blasts “Fascist, Undemocratic” Shelter-In-Place Orders

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

It has been almost exactly two years since Elon Musk’s infamous conference call meltdown when the Tesla CEO snapped at RBC analyst Joseph Spak for asking “boring bonehead questions” during the Q1 2018 earnings call. Today, Musk did it again only this time instead of raging at a “bonehead” question, the notoriously volatile CEO went off on a bizarre tirade, hammering an issue he has expressed substantial displeasure within recent days: the inability to open up the Tesla Fremont factory Calilfornia’s shelter-in-place orders.

Just hours after the Tesla CEO tweeted his best Donald Trump impression to date, screaming “FREE AMERICA NOW” clearly displeased with the ongoing state of affairs in the US virus-stricken nation…

… Elon held the Tesla earnings call were toward the end, increasingly angry, Musk unleashed a 5-minute rant complete with an f-bomb in which the CEO doubled down on his stance against the shelter-in-place orders that have gripped the United States economy in recent weeks, warning that the factory shutdowns are a “serious risk” to the electric automaker’s business.

“It will cause great harm, not just to Tesla, but to many companies,” Musk said on the call. “And while Tesla will weather the storm, there are many companies that will not. Everything people have worked for their whole life is being destroyed in real-time.”

“It’s breaking people’s freedoms in ways that are horrible and wrong and not why they came to America or built this country. What the fuck. Excuse me. Outrage. Outrage.”

“Frankly, I would call it forcible imprisoning of people in their homes against all of, their constitutional rights, in my opinion,” he said, and then slammed the government imposed shutdown of all non-essential businesses as undemocratic and downright “fascist.”

“If somebody wants to stay in their house, that’s great and they should be able to,” he said. “But to say that they cannot leave their house and they will be arrested if they do, this is fascist.  This is not democratic, this is not freedom, give people back their goddamn freedom.”

Of course, neither the California or federal shelter-in-place guidelines penalize those who go outside with arrest. That did not prevent Musk from concluding that “the people are going to be very angry about this and are very angry.” What he meant is that he is angry because orders prevent Tesla from building cars at the Fremont facility while the shelter in place order is active.

The billionaire first said panic about the coronavirus “is dumb” on March 6, as the US first began reporting cases that have now topped 1 million. His eagerness to return back to business reemerged on March 19 when he said that “based on current trends, probably close to zero new cases in US too by end of April.”

Then on Tuesday, hours before today’s TSLA earnings call Musk escalated his complaints on Twitter, and just as he yelled at someone to “FREE AMERICA NOW”, he praised Texas’ relaxation of rules starting Friday.

The irony, of course, is that Musk is calling the US government response to COVID-19 “fascist” while not only not criticizing but praising China on the same day he held a private conference call with the Chinese owners of the Shanghai Tesla plant…

… the same China which put hundreds of millions of people into forced quarantine, and those who violated the non-stop curfew “disappeared” forever.

The even bigger irony is that Musk could care less about US freedoms and what is democratic or fascist when all he is truly raging about is the forced shuttering of his Fremont auto plant which he has repeatedly violated city ordinances just to keep running – while putting workers’ lived in jeopardy – in hopes of beating Wall Street estimates, just so he can keep the stock price elevated above $100 billion entitling him to a $720 million payout.

The full rant can be heard in the clip below. It begins 38:30 into the clip and lasts about 5 minutes:

EDITOR’S NOTE: If Elon Musk cared at all about freedom and liberty, he’d disobey the tyrants instead of asking them to “free people.”  People cannot be forced to be free, they have to figure it out themselves.  But Musk ould lead by example. Open the Tesla plant and stop paying those who took your freedom to operate it away (stop paying taxes.) I can almost guarantee that if Musk did this, many other companies would follow suit and we’d have freedom by the end of 2020. 

If You Want To Be Free, Stop Complying With Tyranny

 

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China Is CENSORING Coronavirus Critics In The United States

The Chinese government is all about censorship, and this time, they are being effective at silencing coronavirus critics in the United States.  As Chinese tech companies have gone global, so has China’s ability to censor information outside of the mainland.

China is well-known for Communism and the censorship of non-government approved ideas. When those who think they have power over the thoughts and ideas of others begin to silence, you know oppression is clearly a reality.

VICE News spoke to dozens of WeChat users in the U.S. and Canada, as well as some users in the U.K., France, Spain, Australia, Germany, and Malaysia, who reported identical problems with their accounts as they tried to share information with their family and friends in China.

The restrictions will prevent international users from sending any information to contacts in China.  In some cases, they have also had their accounts suspended or blocked completely and accused of “spreading malicious rumors.” In many cases, the censorship means their only communication link to people inside China has been cut off completely, according to a report by VICE News.

Coronavirus Cover-Up Begins: China Threatens Social Media Users with Seven Years in Prison for Reporting Pandemic News that Doesn’t Parrot “Official” Stories

If someone attempts to get information that is not approved by the Chinese government to people living under the tyranny there, they will likely be silenced, if not punished.

WeChat is a unit of Tencent, one of China’s largest tech companies, which also happens to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Now users in the U.S. are calling for Congress to intervene to preserve their freedom of speech, however, free speech is all but dead in the U.S. too.  And the politicians claiming authority over the rest of us are unlikely to do much if anything about it.

“Tencent is the evil helper of a totalitarian government that suppresses freedom of speech and democracy,” one WeChat user who lives in Philadelphia and wanted to remain anonymous due to fears of retribution, told VICE News. They delete or block your posts if they think it promotes democracy and challenges the government. It violates my civil rights as a U.S. citizen. I came to the U.S. for freedom. I thought I escaped from the threat of the Communist Party. But I’m wrong, I still live in terror because Tencent is monitoring my WeChat and may report me to the Chinese authorities.”

Things aren’t much better in the U.S. where companies like Facebook, Google, and YouTube delete or censor information that isn’t government-approved. In fact, the World Health Organization and Google have been working together to censor coronavirus information.

WHO and Google Work Together To Censor Coronavirus Information

Tencent did not respond to specific questions about its censorship of international users but sent an emailed statement saying it was “committed to providing a secure and open platform” for all its users.

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